Editor Advocates Hickory Switches in 1907

(04/18/2002)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 10/29/1907.

We are informed that several children have been taken out of school at this place on account of the vile talk used by some of the coarser children about the play grounds and on the way home.  This is a terrible state of affairs, and it is too bad that the proper ones cannot catch the culprits at this practice and wear out one armful of hickory switches on them, and put them on bread and water for a good long period.  Each parent should call his boy or girl to a strict accounting, and try to remedy the evil.