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The House assembled at 10:00 A.M.
Deliberations were opened with prayer by the Chaplain of the House of Representatives, the Rev. Dr. Alton C. Clark as follows:
Eternal Father Whose Word is truth, show us plainly the way You would have us to go. Teach us to know when to speak and what to say, when to act and how to act. Spare us from doing too little or too much, and give us the wisdom to do what is right. Grant us, O Lord, that all our days may be lived and our deeds be done as benefits a people in "one Nation under God". Grant us the desire and the ability to eliminate all hatred, to play down any rivalries, to check unsound Judgments, and to correct all mistakes of the past.
We pray in the Name of Jesus Who went about doing good. Amen.
After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of yesterday, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.
On motion of Rep. M.D. BURRISS, with unanimous consent, the following historical information regarding Horrell Hill School was ordered printed as follows:
Mr. Howell Morrell Dr. William C. Allen
Mr. B.F. Bailey Mr. E.R. Fickling
Mr. Hart Mr. Kay Williams
Mr. W. Perry Brandenburg -
Principal when the tornado hit
Miss Maggie Shuler Mr. Jewel A. Motley
Mr. Dumas Turner Mr. Ellison Smith
Mr. John Griffin Mr. John Mayer
Mr. Charles Studstill Mrs. Velna Patrick
Miss Parthenia Satterwhite
On May 20, 1897, a special Board of Trustees called a meeting of the Horrell Hill Literary Society, for the purpose of building a school and meeting house for the Society. The building consisted of a main school house building with two stories. The auditorium was on the second floor. Richland County School District 3 agreed to give the Society $200.00 to use in the construction of this building.
Mr. Howell Morrell was elected by unanimous vote to be the school principal. He was to be paid $50.00 per month. The Board agreed to hire an assistant principal as soon as that should become necessary.
On September 10, 1897, the Board of Trustees agreed that students from other schools could enter Horrell Hill on approval of the teachers and board, provided they pay the entire session of tuition when entering the school.
On October 13, 1897, the Board met to decide tuition. All those who helped in the building of the school would not have to pay any tuition. Those who had not helped in the building of the school would have to pay tuition. Those who had not helped build the school were to pay $1.50 per month for grades 1-4 and $2.00 per month for grades 5-6. Miss Nannie Turner was hired as a teacher and was to be paid $20.00 per month.
In the year 1900, there were 18 children on the honor roll, as recorded in the Literary Society Minutes.
Mr. Howell Morrell was principal until 1904, when Mr. W.C. Allen became principal. He made history by introducing the first commercial courses in South Carolina Schools. Horrell Hill School housed grades 1-11 when it was built, and he introduced shorthand, typing and bookkeeping into the public school curriculum as optional courses. He taught these extra courses without compensation in addition to his regular job as principal and teacher of other high school subjects. He also purchased two new typewriters at his own expense and 10 or 12 pupils for the 9th-11th grades were enrolled the first year as an experiment. The results were gratifying and the next year the Board of Trustees wanted the course continued, and he was paid for the extra teaching.
In 1924, the Old Horrell Hill School was blown down by the "Aiken-Pamplico" tornado. Four of the children in the school were killed, and the school was rebuilt in the area where the present teacher parking lot is. Lower Richland High School was built in 1924, and the new Horrell Hill School was now Horrell Hill Elementary School.
In 1973 the school built in 1924 was torn down, and the present building moved into.
The following Bills were taken up, read the third time, and ordered sent to the Senate.
H. 4284 -- Orangeburg Delegation: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 245 OF 1983, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO BUDGETS OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR BUDGETS AND TAX LEVIES FOR THE COUNTY'S SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND THAT NO SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY RAISE ITS MILLAGE BY MORE THAN FIVE MILLS IN ANY YEAR WITHOUT A REFERENDUM.
H. 4277 -- Reps. Hayes, Kirsh, Nesbitt, Short and Foster: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 825 OF 1978, RELATING TO CLOVER SCHOOL DISTRICT 2 IN YORK COUNTY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MAY NOT LEVY TAXES WHICH WOULD INCREASE BY MORE THAN FOUR MILLS IN ANY YEAR THAT MILLAGE LEVIED FOR THE PRECEDING YEAR WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE DISTRICT VOTING IN A REFERENDUM.
The following Joint Resolution was taken up, read the second time, and ordered to a third reading:
H. 4289 -- Oconee Delegation: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR AN ADVISORY REFERENDUM IN OCONEE COUNTY TO BE HELD AT THE SAME TIME AS THE 1988 GENERAL ELECTION TO DETERMINE THE WISHES OF THE ELECTORS OF THE COUNTY AS TO WHETHER THE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION MUST BE ELECTED OR APPOINTED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE OCONEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT.
At 10:10 A.M. the House in accordance with the ruling of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, May 24.
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