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I.AU1UNBURG GRADED SCHOOL BUILDING.
A Comparative Statement ol the School* of Scotland Coonty Ten Tear*
A to tad Now.—Growth Unbroken and Steady.—More Dally Paper*
Come Into Scotland Than Any Coonty la State.
By L. M. Paata, Supaciatawtaal of PablU SchaoU.
The growth of Scotland schools for
the pest ten years, while not spec
tacular, has baas unbroken and steady
Every year has witnessed some pro
grveelve step. The efficiency of teach
ers, average salary ef teachers, aver
age attendance, number of special
school tax districts, Dumber of Hbrur
lee and home interest have been
greatly Increased. Good roads, which
have made possible intw-school rela
tions, have been no small factor in
arousing school enthusiasm and com
munity pride. The Influence of Uw
school room ia being fait in moat of
the homes of the county, in that each
year aaaa an increase In the namber
of periodicals and newspapers that
com* Into the coentry homes. It ia
a fact that more daily papers come
into Scotland County par capita than
into any other county ia the State.
The type of school antartaiumout aa
well as the demands of the patrons
haa undergone a change during these
years. The negro dialogue, so pop
ular a few years ago. ia the excep
tion itr the county now, thus showing
more cultivated tastes an the part of
th* people. Five of the County
Schools this year closed with big cam
munity gatherings and Hit sued to
elevating addresses of noted use
These are some of the signs that our
county is being permeated with the
seal for a higher life, attributable
directly to Uw schools.
While human worth can not be reed
on a page ef statistics, still I feel that
the recorded differ*oc» between .the
average teacher of ten years ago and
that ef today, properly aymbeUaaa the
differ sane ia the grade of work than
and mw. So I submit the following
No. Teachers haring Normal Train
ing 1805, 18; 1016, 42.
No. Taaehara haring had 4 years
experience 1006, 16; 1016, 42.
No. Teacher* haring Collage Di
ploma 1006, 16; 1016, 28.
No. Male Teachers 1905, 1; 1916, 11.
That the people am waking up to
thalr responsibilities is shown by the
feet that they are making provision
for better teachers and mors com
fortable buildings by means of spec
ial taxes. A glance at the fdtlowtng
srflt Indicate what effort the people
am making for themssivee.
No. Schools having more than one
teacher 1906, I; 1918. 14.
Na. Teachers in Special Tax Dis
tricts 1906. 0; 1916. 86.
Special Tax Districts 1606, 0; 1916,
Burn! Libraries 1906, 7; 1916, 18.
Value of School Property 1906,
66,800; 1916, 637>00.
Bal. on hand onased 1904, $2>16.94;
Total Kxpanditom for tho year
1906, 68,636.76; 1916, $38>64>8.
From tho above It la readily seen
that our people am intersitod in their
schools. Bat many of os have not
ceased to think of the school as an
isolated institution composed of taach
ars and pupils the expense of which
'■ paid for by the patrons. Until wo
malm tha actual school work a part
of our Uvea, until wa begin to read
lu library books, until we get. down
with the children at night and work
through fractions again, until the
parents begin to feel the invigorating
blood of youth courting again
through thalr Veins, tha school shall
net have began to serve its proper
serve to perpetuate childhood, and
transform life's duties into games to
be played. Then the child ariU begin
to realise the bigness of tha work ha
is doing, for father Is vitally inter
ested in It, and the school spirit will
bo infuaod Into all vocations of oar
country IBs, fighting old ago and its
encumbent grouches, and making of
our county a veritable fountain of
MAIN STREET SCENE, LAURINBURC.
A . * *
A WORD FROM MR. PHILLIPS
FORMER OWNER OF THB EXCHANGE TELLS HOW IT WAS IN HIS
> DAT AND TIME.
By R. IX PMUIpa.
Ju»t a few Hues to tell you of my
brief connection with the Laurinburg
Esehango, in tho capacity of proprie
tor and chaser slier ye lucb.
My rood friend Archibald Johnson
sat on the editorial tripod moat nobly,
thooch it w*a hla first venture Into
the field of journalism, la which he
has proven himseif so eminently suc
cessful. Tima shows one to the Tight
tf a true prophet to that now tho
us mo of Archibald Johnson to tho
synonym of all that Is cowl, true,
fsprtsaa and Caraastog to newapapwr
dom of tha day.
Thoee were hustling, days in our Ht
tlo town, and looking backward to
then, cornea to my mind ye aiaey
faeea I obeli aee no more. Among
thoa# true eltiaena none more vividly
th^p Prof. W. O. Quakenbuah, loyal,
true hearted, claar-aaeJng, patriotic,
rhUgtmfa man that be waa. Long
may he live in our heart* pad lives.
Hie genial face wa* often teen In our
sanctum and on these occasion* maay
word* of wise oouaed and Jovial good
cheer fall from hie tips.
After frequent admonishing to Ms
young editor friend to took wan to hto
punoual appearance, none of which
had proved effective hi persuading
Mm to discard a much to red, biask
jdgihr hat whose daya ad Uoomlagnaas
had tow etaee peeead, the beieved
profaaeor one day need a Kera dlMtoe
uSnotm f| * •tfmm %mmm
the craws of the afareaaid bet, an4 In
that good natsred Manner that be.
Waged only te hin, he went ont, noon
returning with n new hat to adorn
the head of hla bereft Mood.
Chicago la to poll off n prepared*
aaaa parade with two hundred thous*
aad marehen la line. We're with
'em In spirit, hut darned If ere went to
get in that jam.
Boate men are about ai useful a* a
canary bird. On second thought,
however, we’d prefer the capary.
It begin* to look aa though the
creamed bead* of Europe had grabbed
a great big bear by the toil and don’t
know how to let go.
REGIMENT OF NATIONAL GUARD ON THE MARCH
• . . ‘ - • • • . V- , *
THE GOOD OLD DAYS
It is meet and proper that the Ex
change should celebrate Its birthday
for it is one of the oldest newspaper*
In the Stats. During the lifetime of
the paper Laurinburg has grows from
a straggling country village with'
streets ankle deep In sand, to the fine
modern town it is today.
It happened that the writer was a
resident of Laurinburg when the Ex
change waa berm. Jeeee Bundy and
Tens Covington were in charge. I al-j
ways wondered what the boys wears
thinking about when they gave the
paper such a name; I wonder still.
Bat there ie not ao much in a —~
after all, for a bright and winsome
lexete eon make a name like Peggy
look tolerably well.
Toig, it will be rssnsasboisd, after
enduring for a season, dropped owe.
and Jeeee took command alone. Many
a time have 1 dropped into the little
offiee to past the time e’day with the
Editor and incidentally to air opinions
on many subjects, social, political and
‘religious; for Jeeee waa a fine talker
and full of It. Pew of the old Lau
rinburg boy* can hold a candle to
Jeeee aa a conversationalist.
The editor has grown Into a big
peoaoher now, and when I meet him
1 do not fool quite ao free and easy
aa in the days whoa he exchanged
■pace for coffee and sagar. Hia steady
and widening Influence is a matter of
pride and joy to his friends. He has
made good—vary good indeed—and
has written his naase a little higher
than hia boon companions have been
able to do.
My connection with the Exchange
began when Jease heard and decided
to heed the call to a higher reah»;M'
ieewiee. years ths paper had
breasted the billows on the sea af
journalism, and it was handed ever
to the new crew in fine shape. I had
aa my mate Bob Phillips; whose ex
perience in the newspaper business
waa about as extensive as my own.
we held the craft together aa wall aa
I remember for the space of three
years, and then, without having added
very considerably to oar wealth, but
.with abounding sympathy for thoos
Who try to make their living by run
ning a newspaper, we gracefully re
tired from the field.
Bob looked after the local and of
the situation, and being of a social
tom of mind made the local column |
ahlns. I think I may say with due;
modesty end with all propriety, the'
Exchange has never been brighter in;
its local department than whan Boh!
Phillips on Wednesday mornings cama '
into the offiee with his pockets stuffed j
with the gossip of the town, end made
Allan mad as a wet ben for postpon
ing that part of tho work until tho
Other changes occurred la tha asan
' flrensent of tho paper, hut do matter
jshat tha change, the paper wont forth
; On its -weekly scission tolling tho story
of progress and shouting tho praiete
of Lauriaburg. Never to all thla third
of a tectum has the Xschango eeaad
ed a false note or failed to champion
the glory aad growth of tho tow*.
Of eoorao It haa had its spa and
downs. Of eonrsa now and than seme
eitUan who imnglnad ha or hU family
bod booo mistreated would write the
editor to “stop my paper", end swear
it was about as Interesting as n last
year's almanac, but sot uaongh of
these to seriously Injurs the paper or
utterly dioceurege tboee who were
delug their very best to moke it a
propur exponent of tho life of th*
It now appear* to be solidly estab
lished and io an honor to tho town of
Lenztnburg aad the county of Scot
load. Rivals have sprung up aad
triad to capture the (laid Urn Ex
change had cultivated and davalopad,
bnt the good sense of tho citiaona of
Boatload county hold thorn loyal to tha
paper that grow with the towa, and
it stands today the acknowledged er
gon aad mouthpiece of that glorious
Aa 1 think of the halcyon days of
tha post what leader memorise surge
over my aoult la tho days of small
things f*r tha paper and for the towa
I recall tho treatendone influence of
men. now gono to the Better Land,
who helped to establish both on a
solid foundation. First mod foremoat
then la Quakenbush, a vary Hurculea
in his moral power, aad tha foremoet
cititan of ScoUend county. And Cal.
Roper, Copt. Billy MeLoaria, Rod
MoCusklll. Fetor McRae. John A. Mc
Bryde, Lawrence Everett, Washing
ton GUI, Frank BisaeH, Robert dark.
Rod aad Jim McRae, and many, maay
others whose Danes come trooping in
to my mind hot which there la neither
Arne nor spaas te mention. Mon like
those wore the makers of Laurinburg
and wa would be lagratea to forget
Aa ws celebrate the anniversary of
the beginning of tho Exchange and of
the county, 1st us hold In grateful ra- i
membranes tho fathers who made aa
heroic a struggle for tho flue develop
ment that has come, and who wrought
so wall with painful limitations to
bring in tho brighter day that hsrn
downad for Laurinburg and Bootland
tloM afford tho privilege of choke to
the bnatneee internet of tho town:
Then Laurinbnrg was a email town
with no vary bright proepecta. easily
thrown into n panic by any rumor at
tha ehopa being moved New it ia
tha Court Bouae town of tho State's
beat county with ita face to a gioriowa
future growing and a prending to
greator arena. Then the Exchange
waa a four-page, pearly printed paper
muting a weekly vieit to not aaoeo
then five hundred hernia. Now I aap
Pom it goes to at least fifteen hun
dred. With tie eight pegee of ietor
noting contents, woU printod, it ahouid
go into at least three d hamee
every week. What a change! What
a change I Put I hope It n prophecy
of Mil] grantor pragma
Now, Ur. Kdltoo, In your army to
to «M*« your roodari tb*
worthy popor pom do. I auppoo* yao
boro cacovmtorad tba oaorao wbo eo«M
roo ■ battor popor tboa you do, olo*
tb* daad boat wb* rood* bat wool
poy lor yew wot of brow. *1** tb*
•olf aanitjtetad corraapondaot wbo lo
■od h iron* i you ml dot dirtpbw Ido
Uaroglypiaea wttb o pot telly of
otbor trial* aad *rd«al*. but kao*
your povdar dry, atay la tba abddlo
ut tb* toad, kaap jroar aan to tba
rfroarl. yoar ayaa to tba boat thiaga
ad Ufa aad ywar Wait haailli, aad
yaa aaad bora a* tern about tba fa
Woldon, N. C.
LAURINBURG THEN AND NOW
By J. D. Bundy.
The Lanrlnburg Exchange was
rounded la 1899 by T. T. Covington,
of your- town and mysatf. It an
coodod the Lanrinburg Enterprise, the
publication of which bad been sua
pended a year or more. Tbia change
of the name of Lauriaborg's paper
was ceased by the fact that the pro
prietor! of the plant wished to avoid
being hampered by a prejudice creat
ed by the Enterprise baring been last
published as a Liberal paper in at
tacking the policies and administra
tion of the Democratic party. At the
close of the fret year I parehaecd
Mr. Covington’s interest in the Ex
change and eon li arsed the publication
of it te the eloea of 1991, daring which
period 1 did not grew flnanriaUy fat,
aad am thankful to any, did not snake
Of the changes which have come
since iff) for the bettor there is
abundant eridanoe of many. Than
the town unwisely relied alone on the
railroad shops along with the sur
rounding farming' comnbmfcy for
revanoe and growth; aril thereby
headed not the knocks of opportunity
fee grantor growth by the creation of
nay menefcatering plant. New the
town, deprived of the reihwed shops
long ago, has ter saws frees atx or
hnalnoaa *njr corporation.
Thou tho mldauM were of tho
eottago class simply. Now atony Im
poai&g. wall-plane ad mm gnea many
prlrclpal atraata of tha town. Than
thelstreeta war# clothed 4a lisrtwsaa
after nightfall, except occasionally a
dbMy hwrnlag oil lamp on assn# Ians
tame comer. Now tha brflHuatly
•hining alactrie light gatdea tha way
ad' tba traveller thraogh its limits.
Than tha liras, onea .started, simply
bnrwad their way to tha gnat loan cd
proparty almost totally unchecked as
long as they found anything to hum.
Now Just a signal of distress is given,
aad soon . atraam of quenching wntar
la pouring from hydrants on tha
llamea. Than la rag lag. bad waothar,
It was slosh aad mad to gat anywhere.
Now tha dweller therein can stay Item
his front gats open a concrete «m+
waJk and ranch bis storm r up
church with almost mudlssa shoos.
Than thcro pare pc banks to facili
tate tha transaction ad bwsinsss. Now
there art three af tha bast managed
and most reliable banks in tha State.
Than tho sshool facilities were aaeer
tain aad —^jtrj to 0^,1 ,W|
Now tha town bouts of a stable, well
•tNlfSsd graded mhooi, tha pride ad
tha ffcfcmaddp. Than ths town hod
the harden of ae.eeaepetltiea in iaiV
rand ssneislmas and ~t—iiUtlim
Now two ssmisting rnilrond corpora
Cotton Seed Wanted
Planters who have Cot
ton Seed left over from
their planting can get
the top of the market
for them at
THE HAMLET HOSPITAL
°*> w. & lUBt. tirrnc k
Hamlet, N. C.
A thoroughly cqalppod btttitetiea for the
edentiftc treatment ef X-Ray, Medical and Sargi
cal Caeea. Trained Nursea fumlahed.
Special attention given to the Surgical of ^ •
Ear. None and Throat
AIR LINE RAILWAY
the PROGRESSIVE RAILWAY OP THE SOUTH
Schedule Effective May 28th, 191S
-lg~8:? Hamlet, Charlotte and all in
)* ~ Through Sleeper Wilmington to
Charlotte. Open for poaaaogaeuat WiliBlagtooatl0P. M.
N#- P. M. Local for Hamlet, Charlotte, end all in
Magna to Cheriott*.
Through Daily Pullman SarvlM Wilmington to Atlanta
AH Steel Cara. On Prtday Through U
No. 20—8 AS P. tf. Local for Wilmington aad all Intermediate
prince.—Through Sleeper Charlotte to Wilmington.
reeaengere may remain to 81eaper ontS 7 A.
No- H-**:07 A. M Load for Wilmington and all intermediate
' p*rk)r 0“ Charlotte to Wilmington.
Through Dally Pullman Service Atlanta to Wilmington.
AU Steel Care. Through Sleeper from Birmingham Sat
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aervatioea. sail on local agent or write the underaignod.
i. Wataon, Agent H. E. Pteeaant*, T. P. A.
Laurinborg, N. C. Wilmington, N. C.
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