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Mail Tribune 100

Dec. 20, 1917


The spelling contest in the county schools is creating much interest. Every pupil is eager to secure a certificate of merit which is given by School Superintendent Ager to every child in grades 3 to 8 inclusive, who makes a score of 95 per cent or better in any of the four contests held during the year. One hundred and thirty-five scholars made a perfect record on the first contest, December 4, and will endeavor to maintain that standing in each of the remaining contests and thus secure a championship diploma for having secured 100 per cent in each of the four examinations, which will be held January 20, March 19 and a later date.

Words required of the various grades, as outlined in the state course of study are being used, and contests are based on words in sections which should be covered by each school at the time tests are given.


Postmaster Mims and Assistant Postmaster Warner are making every preparation possible to relieve the congestion at the postoffice caused by the arrival of so much mail of all kinds due to the flood delayed trains from the north, on which most of the mail from the east, middle west and north is carried. Very little mail was received today up to noon and that only from the south. Every effort will be made to facilitate the delivery of delayed first class letters and Christmas packages. Trains from the south this forenoon were from one hour to an hour and a half late.