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"S.M.C." First Quarter, 1959 
Volume IX No. 

Published quarterly by Southern Missionary Col- 
lege, Collegedale, Tennessee. Entered as second 
class matter February 12, 1951, at Collegedale, 
Tennessee, under act of Congress August 24, 1912. 

. J. 

Revised 1959 



Southern Missionary College 
Collegedale, Tenn. 

Southern College of SDA 
Collegedale, TN 37315 

< EJTi£s $s Qjou/t Co^ege 

Southern Missionary College is your college. 
You are, or soon will be, enrolled as a member 
of our college family. This family is organized 
for cooperative, helpful living. Your interests as 
an adult have been taken fully into account in 
developing our pattern of life in this college 
and in the community in which the college is 

Those of us who were here before you came 
invite you to share our ideals and help build and 
maintain the highest possible standards of Chris- 
tian community life. The standards indicated in 
this booklet have been formulated through the 
cooperation of the faculty and the students of the 
college. These statements, it is hoped, will be 
helpful. As time passes and experience indicates, 
they may be further revised and improved. Any 
such alteration will take precedence over that 
printed herein if a conflict in instruction exists 

In the meantime you are invited to' accept this 
pamphlet as your official guide in cooperative living 
on the campus of SMC. 


is a word picture of SMC, of 
its purposes, and its ideals. 
It shows how 


may take your place in this 



9JaMe 0^ Contents 



Going to college is fun, but it is also hard 
work. If this seems to suggest a paradox, then 
you have a real surprise coming. "Work" and 
"fun" are inseparable at SMC. You will soon 
understand that the SMC student who is well- 
rounded and takes appropriate time for study, 
work, and play is the one who has fun. 

Going to college may be a new experience for 
you, and it will be enjoyed if you make proper 
preparation. You have probably asked the ques- 
tion, "What can I expect at SMC?" This booklet 
is an attempt to answer, at least partially, that 
question. It is presented with the hope that it 
will help you (both new and returning students) 
better to enjoy college life. 

"SMC and You" suggests a relationship between 
a college and an individual. You are that person. 
In order that your experience at SMC may be as 
nearly perfect as possible, you will choose to 
uphold high personal, social, and academic stand- 
ards. This booklet should acquaint you with the 
pattern of life at SMC. 

"One earnest, conscientious, faithful young man 
in a school is an inestimable treasure."/MYP. p. 
181. SMC invites you to be such a student, then 
college will be fun. 

A A A 



Southern Missionary College is owned and oper- 
ated by the Southern Union Conference of Seventh- 
day Adventists, which maintains headquarters at 
Decatur, Georgia. The Southern Union Conference 
includes the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, North 
and South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, 
and Florida, Although the college primarily 
serves the young people of these states, it also 
accepts students from other states and overseas 

Southern Missionary College is a four-year, co- 
educational, arts and sciences college, authorized 
by the state of Tennessee to confer baccalaureate 
degrees. In addition, a number of two-year termi- 
nal curricula are available for students with spe- 
cialized vocational interests. 

Briefly stated, the objectives of the college are 
to provide standard instruction and broad educa- 
tional opportunities, under the most favorable 
circumstances, to such ambitious and purposeful 
Christian youth as can profit by them. 


Southern Missionary College is located near 
Chattanooga, Tennessee, and two and a half miles 
from Ooltewah, just off Lee Highway, U. S. 11 
and 64. Both the Southern and the Nashville, 
Chattanooga, and St. Louis railways serve this 
region, for which Chattanooga is the chief terminal. 
Bus service throughout the day provides local 
transportation facilities. The postal and express 
address is Collegedale, Tennessee. 

Should you arrive in Chattanooga, call the col- 
lege for taxi service. From 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 
p.m. call EX 6-2111, the business office. At other 
times call the dormitories — Talge Hall for men, 
EX 6-3131; Maude Jones Hall for women, 
EX 6-3261. Leave your baggage checks with the 
college business office, and the college truck will 
deliver the luggage to your dormitory. 


Residence requirements: All single students 
whose parents or legal guardians do not reside in 
the immediate vicinity live in the residence halls. 
Only by special arrangements may students under 
sixteen years of age be accepted as students in the 
residence halls. Any exceptions to these require- 
ments may be made only by the President's Council. 

What to bring: You will want to make your 
room as comfortable and attractive as possible, for 
this will be your home while you are at college. 
If possible, before making important purchases, 
wait until you can arrive on campus to consult 
with your roommate, so there will not be duplica- 
tions and your room furnishings may blend well 

Your room will contain two single beds, a 
table, two chairs, a bookcase, two chests of drawers, 
and a closet. Rugs, pillows, and draperies are not 
furnished by the college. The essential furnishings 
you will need include sheets, pillow, pillow cases, 
a bedspread, adequate bedding, dresser scarves, 
towels, slippers, an electric iron (especially for 
young women), a bathrobe, rain clothes, umbrella, 
suitable school and work clothes (uniforms are 
required in certain industries and may be secured 
at the college), and curtains for two windows. 
The curtains should be approximately two and 
a half yards long. Your room will be approxi- 
mately 13' x 13'. 

In addition to these essentials you may wish 
the following items: a study lamp, flashlight, pic- 
tures, drinking glass, soap dish, shower clogs, an 
alarm clock, shoe racks or shoe bags, sewing kit, 
vases, garment bags, and a hat box. 

Care of your room: Your room will be main- 
tained in such order as to pass inspection of the 
residence hall dean each day. When you vacate 
it, the room should be left clean, with walls, wood- 
work, and furniture undamaged. Nails should not 
be driven into walls or woodwork. 

Room courtesy: Of course you wish to have your 
rights respected as they concern the privacy of 


your own room. No other student should enter 
without permission when you are absent; and you, 
of course, will extend the same respect to others. 
Persons who do not reside in the residence halls 
are reminded that these living quarters are not 
open to the public. Should they wish to visit a 
student, the customary courtesy will be expected 
as if they were calling at any other private home. 

Study periods: College means study, at least part 
of the time. You will need opportunity to pre- 
pare lessons, therefore study periods are observed 
each evening, Sunday through Thursday. The moni- 
tor is on duty through the evening. It is good 
practice to cooperate with him in maintaining the 
quietness of the evening study period. 

Loud talking in rooms and halls, the use of 
radios or record players, visiting from room to 
room are not compatible with study. Personal 
high-fi and radios are not to be played between 
the hours of 7:15 p.m. and 7:00 A.M. All activities 
such as committees, parties, and entertainments 
should be scheduled at times other than study 

When leaving the dormitory for library study, 
or other college-sponsored appointments, all stu- 
dents sign out in order that their whereabouts 
may be known throughout the evening. Long 
distance calls and other reasons make this courtesy 

Light; out: "Lights out" is synonymous with 
"quiet please." At 10:30 P.M. each night, except 
Saturday night, room lights are turned out. Moni- 
tors will check each room and report to the 
dormitory dean. 

Radios: There is little need for radios or high-fi, 
but you are allowed to bring them into the resi- 
dence halls subject to certain regulations as to 
their use. These regulations are designed to pro- 
tect the study period, the Sabbath, and the rights 
of roommates and neighbors. The residence hall 
deans will acquaint you with these regulations at 
the beginning of the school term. TV is not 
permitted in your rooms. 



You, as a boarding student, are not expected to 
leave the campus without making proper arrange- 
ments with your academic dean, work supervisor, 
and residence hall dean. 

Residence hall students who are responsible to 
parents or guardians may be granted overnight 
leave of absence to visit in private homes upon 
written invitation from host or hostess, and with 
the written specific authorization of parents or 
guardians. Such requests must be sent directly 
to the residence hall dean. Your parents are urged 
to refrain making frequent requests for you to come 
home or to visit with friends. 

Southern Missionary College depends upon you 
as a student to help operate industries, and, in 
turn, you may be dependent upon the college for 
a job in order to secure an education. If you 
occupy a position, it will often be necessary for 
you to deny yourself regular vacations as well as 
regular leaves during the session. SMC must retain 
the right to require your "staying by" when you 
are needed. 

Permission for leaves of absence may be granted 
on the average of once a month, excluding vaca- 
tions, if you do not have to miss classes or neces- 
sary work appointments. Written request for 
leave of absence must be filed with the residence 
hall dean by Thursday noon. It is understood 
that students will reach their destinations before 
sundown Friday night. 

Except in cases of emergency, you will not plan 
to go home for week-end leaves during a Week 
of Spiritual Emphasis. Your week-end leave ends 
at 10:00 p.m. Sunday night. 

Shopping: The Southern Mercantile Agency has 
a wide variety of offerings, but you may need to 
visit Chattanooga occasionally for shopping pur- 
poses. Permission for such trips will be secured 
from the residence hall dean. 

Sabbath trips: Sabbath activities may include 
your taking part in religious services at neighbor- 
ing churches as directed by the Division of Re- 


ligion; others are active in MV bands. Such off- 
campus activity is in harmony with proper Sabbath 
observances; unnecessary trips are not. 


You will not bring any form or type of firearms, 
air rifles, or fireworks to the SMC campus. Posses- 
sion or discharging of fireworks on the campus 
is an offense against state law and school regula- 


You will recognize that acute fire danger is in- 
volved were you to use lamps, candles, alcohol 
stoves, or matches in student rooms. The residence 
halls are not wired in such a way as to permit the 
use of hot plates, corn poppers, toasters, or electric 
heaters; the use of such involves a real fire hazard. 

In order to protect your life and property, a 
heavy fine, ranging from $25 to $50, is imposed 
for any unauthorized change of electric wiring 
facilities on the campus. 

You are further reminded that fire extinguishers 
must not be tampered with, obviously because they 
must be ready at all time for immediate emergency 
use. The college buildings are equipped with 
automatic sprinkler systems, extinguishers, and 
hoses. Anyone who tampers with the sprinkler 
system is liable to immediate dismissal. 


Occasionally, there is a student who does not 
respect the property of others. Carelessness in 
leaving personal property in public places is poor 
business. Proper care of personal property, as well 
as the scrupulous avoidance of interference with 
the property rights of others, is the rule for all 
students at SMC. 

The college does not take responsibility for 
personal property lost or left behind when a 
student leaves. 

I. Immediately upon arrival you will: 

A. Register your car with the residence 
hall dean. 


B. Receive your permanent parking stall 

and sticker 

C. Apply for a driving permit. 

II. A driving permit is granted to an Upper 
Collegian whose car is properly insured (com- 
prehensive, liability, and medical ) . Driving 
privileges will be explained to you personally 
by the respective residence hall dean. 

III. Collegians will not drive their cars without 
special permission from the residence hall 

IV. All dorm automobile owners will pay a sub- 
stantial fee each semester for a parking stall. 
Those not granted a driving permit will pay 
this storage fee each semester also. 

V. Community students will register their cars 
and receive their permit and sticker from the 
assistant business manager. 

VI. Failure to register a car may result in im- 
mediate dismissal from college. 




As a church-related college in which personal 
religion is emphasized, SMC has made provision 
for this vital part of your life. The splendid 
location of the college among the beauties of nature 
and the spiritual atmosphere engendered by de- 
voted students and spiritually-minded staff mem- 
bers provide an incentive to each individual to 
find and maintain a personal connection with 
God through his own private devotions. 


Daily worship: Your spiritual growth is fostered 
through the medium of daily worship. In addition 
to the morning and evening worships you will 
learn to appreciate the other regularly scheduled 
religious appointments. Among them are Friday 
evening vespers, Sabbath school, church services, 
and the sunset vespers on Sabbath evening. Faith- 
fulness in attendance at these worship periods is 
carefully noted. From dormitory worships you may 
have five unexcused absences per month. Should 
you be ill you must have your excuse blank 
signed by the nurse and present it to the dormitory 

Sabbath observance: In accordance with the sa- 
credness of the Sabbath, you as a member of the 
school family will engage in public worship, rest, 
and various Christian activities. Sabbath afternoon 
provides time for walks, reading religious books 
and periodicals, writing missionary letters, partici- 
pating in group singing, visiting the sick and aged, 
and engaging in missionary service as sponsored 
by the Missionary Volunteer Society. As you be- 
come part of the SMC family, you will appreciate 
these activities more and more. 

Weeks of Prayer: The Weeks of Spiritual Em- 
phasis offer opportunity for special religious de- 
votion. During these two weeks of prayer (one 
in the fall and one in the spring) regular class 
work is somewhat reduced. You will be given 


opportunity through the ministry of outstanding 
religious leaders for individual examination of 
your personal life, which in all^>robability will 
result in spiritual growth. 


Busy days require moments of restful meditation. 
Take time to pray. Furthermore, take time to 
participate in the Power Hour, a voluntary student 
prayer band. It will mean much to you. 


Chapel is conducted three times a week, and 
you will find that this meeting is an integral part 
of the school program for students and faculty. 
Except for Sabbath appointments, this is the only 
opportunity for you to meet at the same time with 
everyone else at SMC. This makes the chapel 
period very important from an organizational as 
well as from an informational and inspirational 

If the number of unexcused absences in any one 
semester exceeds the number of chapel periods in 
one week (three), the student will be asked to 
re-register at a cash fee of $5.00. Additional un- 
excused absences will subject the student to dis- 
ciplinary action by the President's Council. 

Absences from chapel are allowed for illness, 
emergency, and authorized school trips. These are 
the only recognized reasons for excusable absence. 
Applications for permanent absence from chapel 
are presented to the academic dean on a form 
obtainable at the dean's office. Such absence privi- 
lege is granted only on the basis of urgent financial 
necessity or because of the key position filled. 





It is the purpose of the college to give you 
guidance in the development of a well-integrated 
personality. The college provides you with op- 
portunity to associate with others. In the resi- 
dence halls, classrooms, and cafeteria, you will find 
many occasions to make a large circle of acquaint- 
ances and to share in a pleasant and enjoyable 
campus life. 

The student and faculty committees on lyceum 
and social programs plan the Saturday night ac- 
tivities. These include music, lyceums, suitable 
motion pictures, and lectures. Mixed student 
groups may also plan social gatherings for them- 
selves on "deans' " Saturday nights, being certain 
to make all necessary arrangements with the dean 
of women, the dean of men, and your chaperons 
well in advance of the occasion. These special 
occasions will ordinarily be limited to open 
Saturday nights. 


No condition or circumstance in life offers a 
better opportunity for developing satisfying friend- 
ships than do the associations at college. Since 
the friends you make during your college days 
almost certainly will be among the most lasting 
in your life, it will be to your permanent advantage 
to choose them well. At college the old adage, 
"a man is known by the company he keeps," is 
doubly true. By making many well-selected and 
lasting friendships you can establish a good repu- 
tation and gain the rich benefits of uplifting 
associations. Noble, high-minded fellow students 
are stimulating and inspiring in their influence 
upon your life. 

A Christian college campus is no place for 
love-sick sentimentalism and infatuation. There 
are other stimulating friendships available in ad- 
dition to that "special one." Dignified, uplifting 
association is encouraged, but discourteous action 


as evidenced in unseemly behavior between men 
and women or public display of affection which 
would be embarrassing to faculty, visitors, and 
cultured students is out of order. 


Only a student who adheres to Seventh-day 
Adventist standards and practices of Southern 
Missionary College and whose social conduct in- 
dicates that he is in harmony with these Adventist 
ideals for association between young men and 
young women is entitled to the social privileges 
afforded at the college. It is highly recommended 
that each student familiarize himself with the 
ideals and standards of social relations as set forth 
in the writings of Ellen G. White and other 
Adventist authors competent to counsel young 

You are regarded by observers as a representa- 
tive of SMC, and, since Christian social regula- 
tions are founded on solid principles of social 
conduct, they are not suspended during vacation 


"Young people complain of chaperonage as 
though it were something that the faculty had in- 
vented last summer in a fit of ill humor. As a mat- 
ter o c fact, chaperonage was invented several thou- 
sand years before the oldest member of your faculty 
was born. It is not a device to hamper and annoy 
young people, it is a device to protect them from 
themselves, and render their final happiness more 
sure. It is the product of a certain phase of human 
experience. It exists, in one form or other, wher- 
ever civilization exists. From many sad events 
the race has discovered that it is not best to allow 
ourselves to be too sorely tempted; that it is better, 
so to speak, not to tempt temptation. It has been 
learned that it is better not to permit young people 
or older ones either, for that matter, since the 
principles of chaperonage apply to either group — 
to indulge in unsupervised association, which 
might later lead to familiarities and even sin that 
would be regretted, perhaps when all regrets 
would be too late. 


"Chaperonage is not a form of mistrust. It is 
not a kind of narrowmindedness — a hang-over from 
some less-enlightened age. It is simply a rule 
which rests on the same basis as the rule which 
prohibits smoking beside an oil tank, or lighting 
matches on the premises of a powder factory." — 
Gwynne Dalrymple, You and Your Problems, 
p. 72. 

If you plan for mixed groups to attend social 
functions, you should submit such plans in writing 
to the dean of women 24 hours before the hour of 
departure. Arrangements for such events are not 
made on the Sabbath nor for the Sabbath hours. 
These plans will include the inviting of a chap- 
erone, and no changes are to be made after ap- 
proval is granted; the young men make the neces- 
sary arrangements for chaperonage. Chaperonage 
is not required for any event on the campus. The 
regulations requiring chaperonage apply also to 
community students. 

Courtesy requires a ready response to any sug- 
gestion of the chaperone regarding conduct, pro- 
cedure, hour of departure, and other matters. 
When a group is involved, the student making the 
request must provide the chaperone with a properly 
approved list of names. Good form requires that 
the chaperone be regarded as a guest. It is the 
duty of the chaperone to inform herself that ar- 
rangements are definite and explicit. The chaper- 
one is expected to handle emergencies, to deal 
with irregularities or accidents, and to return 
the group at the hour designated. 

It is the responsibility of the dean of women to 
approve or disapprove those suggested as chaper- 

Supervision for picnics and outings shall be ar- 
ranged in the approximate proportion of one 
supervisor for every 15 to 20 students. 


SMC's faculty and students have set up two lev- 
els of groups for social privileges on and off the 
campus. These two groups are designated as Col- 
legians and Upper Collegians. The Upper Colle- 


gians are those students who are juniors or seniors, 
or 20 years of age. One must maintain a 1.00 g.p.a. 
or better to remain in this group. Their privileges 
are indicated in the following paragraphs. 

Students are in the Collegian group if they are 
freshmen or sophomores, or are not 20 years old, 
or have a g.p.a. of less than 1.00. Their privileges 
are also designated in the following paragraphs. 

New and transfer students, regardless of age, 
grade, or class will be in the Collegian group for 
their first nine weeks on the campus. 


Escorting is a privilege granted to you if you 
maintain a high level of conduct. You as a 
young man will meet the young lady at her resi- 
dence, accompany her to the appointment, and see 
her directly home afterwards. 

Escorting to social occasions such as Saturday 
evening programs, picnics, approved parties, etc., 
is in order. Walking together to and from 
various appointments during the week days is 
approved. Escorting after worship during study 
evenings is not approved. Loitering by escorts at 
the women's residence is considered out of order 
at all times. Necessary visiting may be arranged 
for otherwise through the dean of women or in 
the Student Lounge. 

Escorting for an evening campus function may 
not ordinarily begin earlier than 30 minutes before 
the hour of the function of the evening. Maude 
Jones Hall will be closed 15 minutes after the 
end of the regular Saturday night program or 
other social function. When the Student Asso- 
ciation provides a social hour, it will terminate 
by 10:30 p.m. (If the program ends after 10:00 
P.M., there will be no social hour.) The social 
hour is for college students only. All students are 
expected to report at their respective dormitories 
within 15 minutes after the Saturday night pro- 
grams unless they attend the social hour. 

Couples may walk together in groups to and 
from church services. However, escorting in the 
regular sense of the term is out of order during 
the Sabbath hours. 


Upper Collegian couples may arrange time for 

weekly meetings in the Maude Jones Hall parlor. 

(Until facilities are provided, the kitchenette and 

large parlor may be used.) 
A young man is not permitted to make calls at 

the women's residence hall during the study period 

except by previous arrangement with the dean of 

women. A young woman does not make social 

calls at the men's residence hall. 


The college expects that, should you reside in 
the community or wish to visit in community 
homes, you will follow the principles and adhere 
to the standards of conduct governing residence 
hall students. You who are parents and guardians, 
as well as others living in the community, are 
requested to consider yourselves responsible with 
the college faculty in the conducting of a Seventh- 
day Adventist college. The same degree of co- 
operation is expected from you who are married 
students or members of a married student's family. 

Collegian couples may be invited to homes in 
the community either by faculty, staff, or other 
approved hosts or hostesses. Collegians must have 
a chaperone to and from the home to which they 
are invited. A chaperone is required regardless 
of the number going. 

Upper Collegian couples may be invited to 
homes in the community either by faculty, staff, or 
other approved hosts and hostesses. No chaperone 
is needed if there is more than one couple going. 

The community host or hostess who has obtained 
approval for a mixed group function will be 
responsible for properly chaperoned transportation 
from and to the residence hall. The dormitory 
deans may use their own discretion as to when 
and how often couples may visit community homes. 


Collegian couples may not go shopping together, 
but they may go to concerts or other occasions in 
nearby cities with an approved chaperone. 


Two Upper Collegian couples may go together 
to nearby cities for shopping or concerts, etc., pro- 
viding the two couples remain together for the 
planned activities. 

Students are given the privilege of attending 
one down-town concert series during the college 


Late leaves, lasting until 11:15 p.m. on Satur- 
days, may be arranged for by Upper Collegians. 

Leaves, lasting until 10:30 p.m. on Saturdays, 
may be arranged for by Collegians. 


Couples of both Collegians and Upper Col- 
legians shall refrain from sitting together at all 
religious services of the Sabbath hours, but the 
college recognizes mixed groups in Sabbath school 
classes on both levels. 


All students will be seated on the plan of two 
men and two women to each table as directed by 
the dining room hostesses. 

Generally speaking, the dining room is a place 
to become acquainted with a wide circle of friends 
by dining with a new group each meal. Couples 
can plan to dine together on the several weekly 
occasions arranged by the dormitory deans and 
so announced. 


Young women under 21 years of age must have 
written permission from their parents or guardians 
for week-end leaves. 

Collegian couples may travel together on week- 
end leaves provided there are more women than 
men and no overnight stops. The women must 
have written permission from their parents or 
guardians for such travel. There can be no more 
than six in the car. 

Two Upper Collegian couples may travel to- 
gether on week-end leaves without a chaperone 


if the trip is done with the written consent of the 
women's parents or guardians and if it does not 
include overnight stops. 

Collegian or Upper Collegian mixed groups 
going to places other than the home or homes of 
students in the group shall have chaperonage ap- 
proved by the dean of women. Such trips would 
include visits to the campuses of other colleges, 
academies, sanitariums, etc. 

Couples may travel by public conveyance with- 
out chaperonage on week-end leaves unless an 
overnight stop is involved. 

There can be an average of one week-end leave 
a month excluding vacations. 


No student, whether in the Upper Collegian or 
Collegian group, is exempt from signing the reg- 
ister and securing permission from the residence 
hall dean before leaving the campus to engage 
in any of the privileges listed for his group. 


When the young man or young lady of a couple 
is a Collegian and the other person is an Upper 
Collegian, then the couple assumes the status of 
the lower group. This provision includes staff 
members dating students. It also includes students 
who date academy students, the two young persons 
coming under the rules of the academy. 


Couples will not visit in the public buildings 
of the campus. 

Public display of affection is out of order any- 
where. It is embarrassing to others and not in 
keeping with good social standards. 

Constant association of couples around the 
campus is out of order. 

Benches are provided around the campus where 
students may sit on occasions during daylight 
hours. The Student Lounge is also a recognized 
meeting place for social activities. 



The gym will be open one evening a week for 
dormitory men and one evening for dormitory 
women for a period of one and one-half hours 
following worship, the supervision of the period 
of recreation to be arranged by the physical edu- 
cation director. 


Couples are not to sit in parked cars or to drive 
around in automobiles even in the surrounding 
community unless they are conforming to the 
standards of their group. 


You should not invite visitors to the campus or 
to the residence halls without previous arrange- 
ment. When such visitors arrive, the residence hall 
dean should be notified. The presence of visitors 
does not authorize you to suspend any of the regu- 
lations for student conduct; arrangements for spe- 
cial privileges may be made with the residence hall 
dean beforehand. 




In order to maintain the highest Christian stand- 
ards, SMC does not knowingly admit or indefinitely 
retain a student who is guilty of stealing; willfully 
and deliberately employing deception regarding 
violations of college regulations, including dis- 
honesty in examinations or classwork; gambling, 
betting, possessing or using playing cards or other 
gambling devices; dancing or attending theaters, 
pool halls or bowling alleys; using or possessing 
alcoholic beverages, narcotics or tobacco or furnish- 
ing them to others; using profane or vulgar lan- 
guage; indulging in lewd conduct or suggestions; 
displaying or possessing obscene literature or pic- 
tures; meeting persons of the opposite sex in any 
secretive or clandestine manner; or disseminating 
atheistic ideas or undermining the religious ideals 
of the college. 


"No education can be complete that does not 
teach right principles in regard to dress. Without 
such teaching the work of education is too often 
retarded and perverted." ■ — Ellen G. White 
(Ed. 246). 

"A person's character is judged by his style of 
dress. A refined taste, a cultivated mind, will be 
revealed in the choice of simple and appropriate 
attire. Chaste simplicity in dress, when united 
with modesty of demeanor, will go far toward 
surrounding a young woman with that atmosphere 
of sacred reserve which will be to her a shield from 
a thousand perils." — Ellen G. White (Ed. 246). 
The key words of these statements are modesty, 
simplicity, and appropriateness. 

While dress is ultimately an individual matter, 
good sense and good taste require that certain 
general standards be taken into consideration as 
you plan your wardrobe. Modesty in dress for both 
men and women is not only considered good taste, 
but it is highly desirable from the standpoint of 
economy and the impression it gives to others. 



Good form requires that young men wear neck- 
ties to all religious services. Coats may be dis- 
carded when weather is extremely hot. Those who 
work around the college buildings will wear shirts. 
Neat and appropriate attire is expected for at- 
tendance at the dining hall. 

Men students are not to wear excessively tight 
clothing. Shirts of a transparent material may be 
worn only with an undergarment. Shirts must 
be worn at all times in the gymnasium, tennis 
courts, ball field, etc. ID bracelets and rings are 
not to be worn. 


Standards of good taste demand that the shoul- 
der and upper part of the arm be covered. The 
neckline should be modest. Transparent blouses 
may not be worn. Evening dresses should conform 
to these general standards. Light net stoles do not 
suffice for sleeves. Slacks should not be worn 
except for certain types of work or recreation. 
The wearing of shorts is not permitted. 

You are expected to refrain from wearing such 
ornaments as rings, bracelets, necklaces, lockets, 
and earrings, and you should not wear artificial 
coloring on lips, face, or nails. 


On a few occasions during the year many women 
choose to dress formally, and such dress should 
conform to the above standards of modesty. How- 
ever, you need not feel that your college wardrobe 
must contain a formal. 


During vacation periods you and SMC will be 
largely judged by your manners, dress, conduct, and 
general influence. As an SMC student you will 
therefore maintain the standards and ideals of your 
college when, during vacation periods, you return 
to your home and to your local church and as you 
come into contact with relatives and friends. 





It is a satisfying feeling to believe that someone 
understands you. Advisers are friendly people who 
enjoy helping you understand yourself or aiding 
you in meeting your problems. The services of a 
technically trained and well-qualified professional 
counselor are available to those of you who may 
desire vocational or other guidance. Your coun- 
selor will also be able to interpret test results 
concerning your vocational or scholastic aptitudes. 

As a freshman, you will participate in the 
general testing program, which includes measures 
of scholastic aptitude, reading proficiency, social 
adjustment, and vocational proficiency. The current 
college bulletin carries information on this testing 
and counseling service. 


Of recent years much importance has been 
attached to the book collection as the heart and 
center of learning on a college campus. SMC has 
the new beautiful A. G. Daniells Memorial Library. 
The building is modern, is comfortably furnished, 
and is well equipped. You are encouraged to take 
advantage of these splendid library privileges. Here 
are the finest opportunities for personal develop- 
ment in preparing class assignments and research 
work and for recreational reading. The library is 
a real "service" department, and the library staff 
serves the entire student body and staff personally 
and impartially. 

In order that you may be protected in your study 
rights, lounging or visiting is out of order here. 
Special friends will not sit together or use the 
library for a meeting place. The library is a 
place of business, not a social center. 


The policy regarding class attendance is that no 
absences shall occur except for illness, emergency, 
or authorized school trips. Such absences are 
recognized for the purpose of making up work; 


however, requests to do so must be presented to 
the academic dean on the form provided within 
48 hours after the absence occurs and must be made 
up within a week. 

Teachers report to the dean's office when a stu- 
dent's absences in any one class number the same 
as the class appointments for one week. When the 
absences equal the appointments for two weeks, 
the teacher will consult with the dean as to the 
student's continuance in the particular class. Cases 
of such students may be reviewed by the Academic 
Policies Committee, and the student may appear 
be'ore the committee by his request or the request 
of the dean. 

The usual regulation about double absences im- 
mediately preceding or following vacation periods, 
picnic days is also part of the absence policy 
at SMC. Leaving of class without permission counts 
as an absence. Repeated tardinesses may also be 
considered as absences. 


Textbooks, workbooks, notebooks, and other 
auxiliary learning materials are available at the 
College Store. 


A regular routine of study produces maximum 
results. The residence dean has daily program 
cards available on which you can outline your 
daily schedule, marking your appointments and in- 
dicating times for study. "Plan your work and 
work your plan" will aid you greatly in your drive 
for success in academic matters. 

Here are some suggestions on how to study: 

1. Plan your work. 

2. Have a goal for each study appointment. 

3. Keep in good health by regularity in eating, 
sleeping, and exercising. 

4. Have a definite place and time for study on 
each subject. 

5. Start studying immediately when you sit down 
at your desk; avoid daydreaming! 


6. Learn to read properly by looking for main 
thoughts and by increasing your vocabulary. 

7. Learn to remember by basing your memory 
on understanding. 

8. Take notes — legible, complete, and organized 
— on each subject. 

9. Prepare for examinations by daily study with 
short frequent reviews. 

During the evening study period all radios will 
be turned off, and activities, other than study, 
will be reduced to a minimum. Social telephone 
calls should be made at other times, and quiet 
should prevail during the evening period for study. 



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Southern Missionary College cordially welcomes 
you to its industrial program. This work program 
has been provided to help defray your school ex- 
penses and to give you practical training, which 
in many respects is of as much benefit as the 
academic program. 

The work program actually enables students to 
"earn as they learn." A certain amount of work 
is necessary for the operation of the college. In- 
stead of hiring a large number of non-student, full- 
time workers, much of the work has been reserved 
for students. In addition to the general work 
program at the college, many industries have been 
established to provide work for students. 

The optimum work-study program is about 20 
hours of work and 16 hours of study per week. 
You are urged to spend a minimum of six hours 
per week in physical labor. Many students work 
more than the minimum in accordance with the 
financial plan under which they are registered. 
If you reside in the community, you will be 
furnished such work as the college may be able 
to provide. 


As a student you should recognize that work 
assignments are as important as class assignments 
and that they constitute an essential part of the 
financial plan under which you are enrolled. In 
case of sickness or unavoidable absence you should 
contact your work superintendent and help make 
proper arrangements for a substitute worker and/or 
for makeup work later. Work absences must be 
held to an absolute minimum and allowed only 
when definite arrangements have been agreed upon 
in advance with the supervisor. In case o c illness, 
you should report to the health service at once for 
treatment so that proper records can be made of 
the illness. 


Every effort will be made to assign you to an 
industry or a service department where you will be 
satisfied and able to produce a service worthy of 
your remuneration, but the college cannot assign 
you where work is not available, nor can it always 
shift you from one assignment to another upon 
request. Ordinarily you will be assigned to a 
particular department, and you will be expected to 
remain there for the school year. 

Two weeks' notice is required if you wish to 
terminate your regular, scheduled work program 
or to transfer to another department. 


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Christian education is the harmonious develop- 
ment of the physical, mental, and moral powers. 
A sound physical constitution and vigorous health 
are impossible without relaxation and bodily exer- 
cise. Upon becoming a student at SMC, you should 
arrange your personal program so that you will get 
fresh air and exercise which are conducive to a 
strong active mind and a noble character. 

SMC, through its allied industries, provides an 
abundance of opportunities for student exercise. 
You will find physical labor a means of refreshment 
for mind and body. To you who work, useful 
physical labor provides a source of income and in- 
vigorating exercise, develops a spirit of sel'- 
reliance, and encourages habits of industry. 


In addition to having abundant opportunities 
for physical labor, the campus is situated to provide 
adequate recreational facilities. Hiking oppor- 
tunities are unexcelled, with rugged terrain and 
mountain trails of scenic beauty on every hand. 
The large auditorium provides ample area under 
roof for skating and marching. There are courts 
for basketball, volleyball, and tennis. The out- 
door athletics field is properly equipped and lighted 
for night soft ball and other open field games. 
Intramural sports are planned for the appropriate 

All organized play is under the general super- 
vision of the director of physical education, assisted 
by the student and faculty committees on Health 
and Recreation. 


On the SMC campus wholesome and inspiring 
music may be a source and influence of great 
benefit; cheap and sensual music has the power to 
debase and to induce harm. At SMC every effort 
is exerted to encourage a taste for the finest and 


highest forms of music. The musical programs 
contribute to the development of an appreciation 
for the best secular and sacred compositions of the 
past and present. 


As a student at SMC, you will have access to a 
large variety of books embracing the finest literary 
productions of all time. Here you will have op- 
portunity to store your mind with gems of truth 
and beauty. In college you can build reading habits 
that will determine your choice of literature in 
later life. As an educated person, you will want to 
acquaint yourself with the best as tested by literary 
standards; as a Christian, you will reject reading 
matter which may be detrimental to your personal 
spiritual development. 


The senior class alone is allowed a special picnic 
in the spring. 

The annual college class picnics are all conducted 
on the same day. 

The Ushers' Club is permitted a half-day picnic 
in the spring on a Sunday. 

All persons attending picnics are required to be 
back and checked in on the campus by 9:00 p.m. 

Men and women may swim at the same time 
provided they are all actually participating in 
swimming activity. Mixed sun bathing at school 
picnics is not allowed. Sponsors and officers of 
the classes or other organizing groups are held 
responsible for seeing that this rule is enforced. 
The officers in charge must arrange for a qualified 
person with a Red Cross lifesaving certificate to 
be on duty at all times while swimming is in 

All cars used for transportation on school 
picnics, etc., must be covered with public liability, 
property damage, and medical payment insurance. 




The opportunities for student participation in 
extra-class activities are unusually rich and varied 
at Southern Missionary College. The college fosters 
activity which stimulates student participation as 
a means of developing leadership and experience in 
group cooperation and achievement. On the prin- 
ciple that students should learn by doing, these 
activities prepare the student to render a definite 
and effective service to God and society. This 
extra-class activity program is an integral, in- 
dispensable phase of student life and offers a means 
of self-development of personal initiative, perse- 
verance, and group leadership. 


In addition to the activities organized by the 
Missionary Volunteer Society of the Collegedale 
church, the Student Association is the over-all or- 
ganization by which every student may participate 
in the extra-class activities of the college. The 
officers of the Student Association and the members 
of the Student Senate, which serves as the govern- 
ing body of the Association, are elected annually 
by popular vote of the members of the Association, 
or of one of its constituencies. 

Much of the work done in the over-all student 
organization is done by the standing student com- 
mittees appointed by the Student Senate. These 
formulate recommendations, either to faculty com- 
mittees, to the Student Association, and/or to the 
Student Senate. The administrative officers of the 
Student Senate meet in regular conferences with 
the president, the dean, the dean of student affairs, 
and the business manager of the college. 

The Student Senate sessions are generally open 
to any student; the visiting student may take part 
in the discussions. In all-college forums in the 
chapel, by referendum among all students, and by 
discussions in committees, forums, and classes, 


student opinion is informed and may formulate 
recommendations. To a large degree specific areas 
of student life and activity are under the full 
administration of the Student Senate or its com- 

Among the functions and activities of the Student 
Association and its committees are formulation of 
policies governing student office holding, chartering 
of clubs; planning for and administering the an- 
nual College Day; publication of the three student 
periodicals: the annual Southern Memories, the 
periodical Southern Accent, and the semi-weekly 
Campus Accent; participation in the formulation of 
policies in joint meetings with a number of faculty 
committees; planning and giving student broad- 
casts; promotion of special projects in regard to 
better English, weekly news commentaries, ushering 
service at all public functions, fund-raising cam- 
paigns for improvements, and sanitary inspection. 

A detailed handbook of student campus activi- 
ties, entitled, Our Student Organization at Work, 
sets forth the duties and procedures of the Student 
Association and its component elements, the clubs, 
forums, councils, and committees under its 


The campus clubs are so varied that the special 
interest of every student is almost certain to be 
served. These include the following: 

The Musical Organizations: The Southern Mis- 
sionary College Choir, the Madrigals, the Men's 
Chorus, The College Band, quartets, trios, and 
other instrumental and vocal ensembles. 

The Professional Clubs: The Future Business 
Leaders of America, the Future Nurses Club, the 
Modern Languages Club, the Home Economics 
Club, the International Relations Club, the Secre- 
tarial Club, Biology Club, Chemistry Club. Physics 
Club, Teachers of Tomorrow Club. 

The Special Interest Clubs: The Stamp Club, the 
Radio Club, the Ushers' Club, the Nature Club, 


the Service Club, the Parliamentarian Club, the 
Industrial Arts Club, etc. 

The Forums: The Women's Forum, the Men's 
Forum, the Married Couples' Forum. 

The Church-Related Groups: The Foreign Le- 
gion, the Ministerial Seminar, the Future Ministers 
Club, and the American Temperance Society's 
local chapter. 

The Missionary Volunteer Society of the local 
church is the largest student organization, operating 
a number of bands and other units serving special 
religious interests. 

Every student is encouraged to participate in 
these organizations to the extent that his work 
and study program will allow. As a means of 
protection against an excessive load, the student's 
office holding is regulated by the Student Asso- 





Collegedale has a post office which serves the 
college and community. Besides the usual han- 
dling of mail, it is authorized to issue money orders 
and postal notes. Mail is picked up from and 
delivered to each of the residence halls twice 

Your mail should be addressed to Talge Hall 
(for men) and Maude Jones Hall (for women). 

Trunks and packages which cannot be handled 
by parcel post are delivered by railway express. 


The Student Bank for safe keeping of students' 
funds is in Lynn Wood Hall. 


The lost and found department is in the service 
department in Lynn Wood Hall. 


The cafeteria is one of the most congenial places 
on the campus. There students meet and exchange 
ideas, news, and pleasantries. 

Proper nourishment is vital to physical and 
mental health. Balanced vegetarian meals are 
served in the college cafeteria, and it is usually 
a good practice for you to eat three meals a day. 

May we remind you that the dining hall is 
more than just a filling station. Each person at the 
table should contribute to the conversation at meals. 
It is a demonstration of good breeding to dress 
appropriately in the dining hall and to help 
maintain a cultural atmosphere. 


Laundry is collected once a week at each resi- 
dence hall or may be taken to the laundry per- 
sonally and picked up at a designated time. 


To safeguard your property there are two re- 
quirements: (1) Each article should be marked 
with a name tape which may be purchased at the 
laundry. The laundry assumes no responsibility 
for clothing which is not marked with name tapes. 
If the student prefers to furnish the tags, the 
laundry will sew them on at the student's expense. 
(2) A laundry slip should accompany each bundle. 
The laundry supplies laundry bags for rent, and it 
also handles dry cleaning and pressing. Minor 
mending and patching is done free; a small 
charge is made for other repair work. 


The college store is a convenient source for 
general merchandise, school supplies, and books. 
It also houses the fountain where you may obtain 
a snack in case you miss a meal. 


Telephone booths are installed in both residence 
halls, in Lynn Wood Hall, and in the College 
Store. These phones are available to students. 
Other office, business, and residence phones are 
private installations. Long distance calls may be 
made by paying cash or by reversing the charges. 
Social calls are not to be made during study period, 
and no calls should be made after 10:00 P.M. 

CONCLUSION: This is the end of the pamphlet 
but it may be the beginning of an inspiring rela- 
tionship between "SMC and You." 

You are invited to approach SMC with the 
attitude expressed by Thurstone, the entertainer. 
Before every performance it is said of him that he 
stood in the wings off the platform and said to 
himself, "I love this audience. I am going to 
give them my very best, and they are going to 
respond beautifully." It made for success with 
Thurstone; it will do likewise for you. 


For Reference 

Not to be taken 
from this library 


An application for entrance or re-entry into 
Southern Missionary College is a personal pledge 
on your part to comply willingly with the regu- 
lations governing student conduct and to adhere 
faithfully to the standards outlined in this booklet. 

May we suggest that you also acquaint yourself 
with the information listed under "Governing 
Standards, Citizenship, Attendance at School Ap- 
pointments" in the college catalog.