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Southern College of SOA 
Cottegedale, TN 37315 

Volume 1 The "S. M. C." July, 1951 No. 3 

F. O. Rittenhouse, Editor 
Published quarterly by Southern Missionary College, Collegedale, 
Tennessee. Application for entry as second class matter under act of 
August 24, 1912, pending. 



S M C 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 community life 
in this college and in the whole valley in which it 
is located. 

Those of us who were here before you came 
invite you to share our ideals and to help build and 
maintain the highest possible standards of Christian 
community life. The standards indicated in this 
little book have been formulated through the colla- 
boration of the faculty and the students of the 
college. These statements, it is hoped, will be help- 
ful. As time passes and experience indicates they 
will be revised and improved. 

In the meantime you are invited to accept this 
little pamphlet as your official guide in cooperative 
living on the campus of S M C. 

The Faculty and Students of S M C 





is a word picture of S M C, 
of its purposes and its 
ideals. It shows how 

may take your place in 
this picture. 



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 
embraces 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 stu- 
dents from other states and from foreign countries. 

Southern Missionary College is a four-year co- 
educational arts and science college authorized to 
confer baccalaureate degrees. In addition, a number 
of two-year terminal curriculums are available for 
the benefit of students with specialized vocational 

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


Southern Missionary College is located two and 
a half miles from Ooltewah, Tennessee, just off the 
Lee Highway No. 11. Both the Southern and the 
Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis railways serve 
this region for which Chattanooga is the chief 
terminal. Frequent bus service throughout the day 
provides ample transportation facilities. The postal 
and express address is Collegedale, Tennessee. 



Residence requirements. Ordinarily all unmarried 
students whose parents or legal guardians do not 
reside in the immediate vicinity are required to live 
in the residence halls. Only by special arrangements 
may students under sixteen years of age or in the 
first two years of high school (grades nine and ten) 
be accepted as resident students. Exceptions to 
these requirements may be made only by the Ad- 
ministrative Council. 

What to bring. If you expect to reside in one of 
the residence halls you will want to make your room 
as comfortable and attractive as possible. Keep in 
mind that this will be your home while you are at 
college. If possible before making important pur- 
chases, consult your roommate, so that there will not 
be duplications and that your room furnishings may 
blend well together. 

Your room will probably contain two single beds, 
a table, two chairs, a book case, two chests of draw- 
ers and a closet. Rugs and draperies are not fur- 
nished by the college. 

The essential furnishings you will need will in- 
clude four sheets, two pillow cases, a pillow, a bed 
spread, adequate bedding, dresser scarfs, towels, 
coat hangers, soft soled bedroom slippers, an electric 
iron (for young women), a bath robe, suitable school 
and work clothes and curtains for two windows. 
The curtains should be approximately two and a 
half yards long. 

In addition to these essentials the following 
items might be desirable: a lamp, flashlight, pictures, 
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. Rooms should be maintained 
in such order as to pass the inspection of the resi- 
dence hall dean at any time. When rooms are 
vacated they should be left clean, with walls, wood- 
work, and furniture undamaged. Nails should not 
be driven into walls or woodwork. 

Room courtesy. Those who reside in the residence 
halls of the college must be respected in their right 
to privacy in their own rooms. No student should 
enter another's room when the occupants are absent 
or without permission, nor in any way molest the 
property of others. 

Persons who do not reside in the residence halls 
are reminded that these living quarters are not open 
to the public, and that should they wish to visit a 
student the customary courtesy will be expected as 
if they were calling at any other private home. 

At S M C running in the corridors, rude shout- 
ing and calling out of the windows are not in good 


Study periods. In the residence halls study periods 
are observed each evening, Sunday through Thurs- 
day. That such periods may result in maximum bene- 
fit, quiet is maintained throughout. This excludes 
the playing of musical instruments; local telephone 
calls are discountenanced; and visitors are asked not 
to call for students after the study period begins. 

"Lights out" is synonymous with "quiet please." 

Radios. Experience has demonstrated that radios 
interfere with the students' scholastic advancement 
and often transgress the rights of other. Therefore 
the college does not encourage students to bring radios 
to school. However, provision has been made whereby 

a student who wishes to use a radio in his room may 
apply to the dean of women or the dean of men to 
do so under controlled conditions. Failure to live up 
to the terms of the agreement will result in for- 
feiture of the privilege. 


Boarding students are not expected to leave the 
campus without making proper arrangements with 
their work supervisor and residence hall dean. Not 
only is this requirement essential from the standpoint 
of proper decorum and management, but many unex- 
pected visitors and emergency phone calls are received 
and the college management is expected to know the 
student's whereabouts at all times. 

Resident students who are responsible to parents 
or guardians will be granted overnight leave of 
absence to visit in private homes upon an invitation 
from host or hostess, and with the authorization of 
parents or guardians. Requests for leave are pre- 
sented to the dean of the respective residence hall. 
However, overnight leaves must also be approved 
by the dean of the college. Permission for trips to 
Chattanooga will be granted when arrangements 
have been made with the residence hall dean. 

Parents of boarding students are urged to refrain 
from making frequent requests for students to come 
home or to visit friends, since such absences inter- 
fere with the school program. In all cases where 
parents desire sons or daughters to come home, or 
visit friends, request should be made to the residence 
hall dean concerned. Ordinarily permission for leave 
of absence will be granted not more frequently than 
once in four weeks. Except in cases of emergency, 
no permissions are granted for week-end leaves 
during a Week of Prayer. 



For obvious reasons all forms and types of 
firearms and fireworks are out of order and not 

premitted at S M C. 


Because of the fire danger involved, kerosene 
lamps, candles, alcohol stoves and matches are not 
used in student rooms. The residence halls are not 
wired in such a way as to permit the use of hot 
plates, toasters, or electric heaters and such use in- 
volves a real fire hazard. 

The fire escapes are to be used for no purpose 
except for fire drill or fire. 

Fire extinguishers must not be tampered with as 
they must be ready at all times for immediate 
emergency use. 


Carelessness in leaving personal property in pub- 
lic places is discouraged. One of the accepted practices 
of S M C is proper care of personal property as 
well as the scrupulous avoidance of interference with 
the property rights of others. The proper use and 
preservation of college property, the buildings, books 
and furnishings is emphasized, that good citizenship 
habits may carry over into later life. 

The college does not take responsibility for per- 
sonal property left behind or stored in the buildings. 


Students and management have reason to be 
proud of the campus at S M C. All who use the 
campus are urged to observe care in preserving its 


natural beauty and assist in keeping it scrupulously 
clean. A sincerely friendly atmosphere prevails 
and the simple courtesies that apply to everyday 
living anywhere are always in order. 


Students living in the residence halls should not 
bring to the college or use automobiles, motorcycles, 
or motor scooters. A list of regulations regarding the 
use of motor vehicles is available for students who 
live outside the school homes and who may desire to 
drive on the campus. Penalties for the violation of 
this regulation includes fines, suspension from school 
and expulsion. 


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


Daily worship. The spiritual growth of the 
student is fostered through the medium of daily 
worship periods. Morning worship is held in the 
college chapel. Evening worship is conducted in 
the respective residence halls. Because of the recog- 
nized importance of these services every member of 
each residence hall is expected to attend regularly. 

Sabbath observance. In harmony with Adventist 
principles, SMC recognizes and observes the 
seventh day of the week as the Sabbath. This day of 
rest is observed from sundown Friday until sundown 
Saturday. In accord with the sacredness of the day, 
the school family engages in public worship, rest and 
various Christian activities. These include seminars 
on religious topics, vespers, Sabbath school, and 
church services. Sabbath afternoons provide time for 
taking walks, reading religious books and periodicals, 
writing missionary letters, group singing, visiting the 
sick or the aged and for engaging in missionary 


service as sponsored by the Missionary Volunteer 


The Weeks of Prayer, one in the spring and 
one in the fall, offer opportunities for special spiritual 
emphasis. During these two weeks class work is 
somewhat reduced. Opportunity is given through the 
ministry of outstanding religious leaders for the 
individual examination of the personal life, and for 
God-ward advances. 



It is the purpose of the college to give 
each student guidance in the development of a well 
integrated personality. To do this there must be 
opportunity of associating with others. In the 
residence halls, class rooms,' and cafeteria, students 
will find many occasions to make a large circle of 
acquaintances and to share in a pleasant and enjoy- 
able campus life. 

The Social Activities Committee plans the Satur- 
day night programs. These include music, lyceums, 
motion pictures, and lectures. Student groups may 
also plan social gatherings for themselves on "open" 
Saturday nights. 

Each school year, the two residence hall clubs en- 
tertain each other with an open house and a banquet- 
reception. On these and several other occasions each 
year, it is proper to dress formally. However, formal 
dress is not required and you will always find some 
students and faculty members in street attire at these 


No condition or circumstance in life offers a 
better opportunity than do the associations at college 
for developing satisfying friendships. Since the 
friends you make during your college days almost 
certainly will be your most lasting friends, 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 reputation and gain the rich benefits of up* 
lifting associations. Perhaps already you realize that 
noble, high-minded fellow students are stimulating 
and inspiring in their influence upon your life. 


Escorting at Saturday night programs, and at 
certain other social occasions is in order. Escorting 
is not in order from Friday night, sundown, to 
Saturday night. Young men may be received in 
the ladies' parlor from 6:10 to 6:50 p.m. Sunday 
through Thursday. Couples who make themselves 
conspicuous by loitering on the campus, strolling off 
the campus or sitting together in religious services 
are out of harmony with the standards of S M C. 

When escorting is in order the young man 
should notify the lady as to the time he will call for 
her and the young lady should not fail to be ready 
when he calls. 

The young man meets the lady at her residence 
hall, accompanies her to the appointment and sees 
her directly and safely home afterward. Lingering 
at the entrance of the ladies' home is not in good 


Mixed groups planning social functions should 
submit their plans in writing to the Dean of 
Women and Dean of Men in ample time for con- 
sideration and approval. It is understood that without 
the sanction of these deans no changes in personnel 
are to be made after approval is granted. 


Occasions requiring chaperons. Chaperons are re- 
quired for the following: picnics, informal social 
gatherings, hikes; off -campus lectures, concerts, and 
religious activities; mixed groups leaving or re- 
turning by automobile at vacation time. A young 
lady living in the women's residence hall may go 
riding in mixed groups with her parents or with 
faculty members by permission from the Dean of 

Selecting chaperons. It is the responsibility of the 
Dean of Women to approve or to disapprove those 
suggested as chaperons. Ordinarily faculty members 
will be approved. For certain functions older mar- 
ried students may serve at the discretion of the Dean 
of Women. Parents are always considered satisfac- 
tory chaperons for their own daughters. 

Providing a chaperon. It is the responsibility of 
the young man (or young men) concerned to arrange 
for a chaperon. The college ordinarily requires one 
chaperon for each fifteen students. 

Responsibility of student to chaperon. Good 
form requires that the chaperon be regarded as a 
guest. Admission ticket, fare and other expenses 
involved are borne by the students, usually the young 
man (or young men) concerned. Courtesy requires 
ready response to any suggestion of the chaperon (s) 
regarding conduct, procedure, hour of departure or 
other matters. When a group is involved, the person 
making the request must provide the chaperon with 
a properly approved list of names. 

Responsibility of chaperon. It is the duty of 
chaperons to inform themselves that preliminary 
arrangements are definite and explicit, and to meet 
the group at the place designated. Chaperons are 


expected to handle emergencies and to deal with 
irregularities or accidents, and to return the group at 
the hour designated. 

Automobile parties. Mixed automobile parties 
planned without proper permission and chaperonage 
are not in keeping wjth the standards of S M C. 




In order to maintain the highest Christian stand- 
ards SMC does not knowingly admit or retain a 
student who offends by stealing; willful deception 
regarding violations of college regulations including 
dishonesty in examinations or class work; gambling, 
betting, possessing or using playing cards or other 
gambling devices; dancing, or attending theatres, 
pool halls or bowling alleys; using or possessing 
alcoholic beverages, narcotics or tobacco or furnish- 
ing them to others; using profane or vulgar language; 
indulging in lewd conduct or suggestions; displaying 
or possessing obscene literature or pictures; meeting 
persons of the opposite sex in any deliberately 
secretive or clandestine manner; disseminating atheis- 
tic ideas or undermining the religious ideals of the 


While dress is ultimately an individual matter, 
good sense and good taste require that certain gen- 
eral standards be taken into consideration as you plan 
your wardrobe. Modesty in dress for both men and 
women is the rule on this campus. Conservative 
attire 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 neckties to all reli- 
gious services. Coats may be discarded when the 
weather is very hot. Those who work around the 
college public buildings should wear shirts. Neat 


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and appropriate attire is expected for attendance at 
the dining hall. Since Seventh-day Adventists accept 
the Biblical standard regarding the wearing of such 
jewelry as rings, bracelets, lockets and earrings, it is 
expected that all S M C students will conform to this 

The standards of the college exclude the ap- 
parent use of make-up. Young women are expected 
to observe this practice. 

Good taste indicates that women shall wear hose 
at general office work and at religious services. Ex- 
ceptions include those at work at the furniture fac- 
tory, the broom shop, and while taking part in 
physical education classes. 


By no other single factor is a college more 
properly and accurately judged than by the off- 
campus conduct of its students. During vacation 
periods you and your college will be largely judged 
by your manners, dress, conduct and general influ- 
ence. SMC students are therefore encouraged to 
maintain the standards and ideals of their college 
when, during vacation periods, they return to their 
homes and to their local churches and as they come 
into contact with relatives and friends. 




The services of a technically trained and well 
qualified professional counselor are available to 
those who may desire vocational or social guidance. 
General assistance for all students is provided by 
eight or ten carefully chosen counselors who devote 
several hours each week to individual conferences 
with students. 

All students participate in the general testing 
program which includes measures of scholastic apti- 
tude, reading proficiency, social adjustment and voca- 
tional proficiency. The current bulletin carries full 
information on this counseling service. 


Of recent years much importance has been at- 
tached to the book collection as the heart and center 
of learning on a college campus. S M C is proud 
of its beautiful new Daniells Memorial Library. The 
building is modern in every respect and is comfort- 
ably furnished and well equipped. Students are 
encouraged to take advantage of these splendid 
library privileges. Here are the finest opportunities 
for personal development in preparing class assign- 
ments, research work, and for recreational reading. 
The library is in a real sense a "service" department, 
and the library staff serves the entire student body 
and staff personally and impartially. 

In order that each student may be protected in 
his study rights, lounging or visiting is not permitted 
in the library. 


Selecting books. By reference to the card rile you 
can readily locate any volume in the library. A free 
leaflet gives full information and explains the pro- 
cedure for securing a book. Most books may be 
checked out for two weeks. If you have difficulty 
the attendant at the main desk will gladly help you. 

Reference materials. Reference materials such as 
dictionaries, encyclopedias, yearbooks and handbooks 
are to be used only in the library and may not be 
checked out. Reference books, current periodicals 
and bound volumes of periodicals must be used 
within the library. Unbound back numbers of 
magazines may be borrowed for one day. 

Open reserve books. Open reserve books are 
those which may be checked out for a period of not 
more than three days. 

Closed reserve books. Closed reserve books are 
those which may be taken out for only one hour 
during the day, or for overnight. 

Circulation regulations. A student is held re- 
sponsible for books or other library materials checked 
out in his name until such time as they are returned 
to the library. 


The importance of faithfulness in class attendance 
cannot be over-estimated. Absences from scheduled 
classes, appointments, or conferences jeopardize scho- 
lastic progress. The experience of thousands of 
college students has conclusively demonstrated that 
scrupulous attention to class appointments contributes 
immeasurably to student progress and success. Regu- 
lations governing class attendance appear in the 



Textbooks, workbooks, notebooks, and other 
auxiliary learning materials are available at the 
College Store. Used textbooks in good condition may 
be repurchased by the College Store at a reasonable 


Experience has proved that a regular routine of 
study produces maximum results. Quietness, propel 
lighting and pleasant surroundings contribute to 
fruitful efforts. Although study is in order and 
necessary during the student's free periods through- 
out the day, the evening study period is especially 
suited for individual study during which time all 
students are expected to maintain quiet so that these 
nours may be of maximum benefit. 



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

The work program actually enables students to 
"earn as they learn." A certain amount of work 
is necessary for the operation of the college. Instead 
of hiring a large number of non-student, full-time 
workers, most of the work has been reserved for 
students. In addition to the general work program 
at the college the following large industries were 
established to provide work for students: the College 
Press, the broomshop, the woodshop, the farm, the 
garden and the dairy. 

All college or academy students living in the 
school homes are urged to spend a minimum of six 
hours per week in physical labor. Many students 
work more than this according to the financial plan 
under which they are registered. Non-residence-hall 
students are furnished such work as the college is 
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 


ot sickness or unavoidable absence you should con- 
tact your work supervisor and make proper arrange- 
ments for a substitute worker and/or for make-up 
work later* Work absences must be held to an 
absolute minimum and allowed only when definite 
arrangements have been agreed upon with the 
supervisor in advance. In case ot 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, 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 entire school year. 




A sound physical constitution and vigorous health 
are impossible without relaxation and bodily exercise. 
Upon becoming a student of S M C you should 
arrange your personal program realizing that fresh 
air and exercise are conducive to a strong active 
mind and a noble character. 

S M C, through its allied industries, provides an 
abundance of work for students, many of whom 
find physical labor a means of refreshment for 
mind and body. To those who work, useful physical 
labor provides a source of income and invigorating 
exercise, develops a spirit of self-reliance, and en- 
courages habits of industry. 


In addition to the abundant opportunities for 
physical labor the campus is situated so as to pro- 
vide adequate recreational facilities. Hiking oppor- 
tunities are unexcelled, with rugged terrain and 
mountain trails of great scenic beauty on every hand. 
The large College Auditorium provides ample area 
under roof for marching and roller skating. There 
are courts for basket ball, volley ball, and tennis. 
The outdoor athletic field is properly equipped and 
lighted for night as well as daylight soft and hard 
baseball and other open field games. 

All organized play is under the general super- 
vision of the Health and Recreation Committee and 
is confined to the times and places scheduled by 
authority of this committee. 



Picnics of college classes may be approved by 
the President's Council when a written request, 
stating time, place and chaperons, is presented at 
least two weeks before the proposed occasion. Unless 
special permission is granted, all off-campus picnic 
groups should be back on campus by dark. Picnicking 
groups do not leave the campus before 7:00 a.m. 

All class picnics, with the single exception of 
the college senior class picnic, are limited to the 
class membership except that the husband or wife 
of any class member is included in any class picnic 
or social occasion. 


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 great 
harm. At S M C every effort is exerted to encourage 
a taste for the finest and highest forms of music. 
The musical programs contribute to the develop- 
ment of an appreciation for the best secular and 
sacred compositions of the past as well as those of 
modern times. 


As a student at S M C you will have access to a 
large variety of books embracing the finest literary 
productions of all time. Here you will have oppor- 


tunity 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 best standards rule out cheap novels and 
story magazines. 



The opportunities for student participation m 
extra-curricular activities are unusually rich and 
varied at Southern Missionary College. The college 
fosters activities which stimulate student participa- 
tion as a means of developing leadership and ex- 
perience in group cooperation and achievement. On 
the principle that young people should learn to do 
by doing, this activity prepares the participants to 
render a definite and effective service to society. 
This extra-class activity is an integral, indispensable 
phase of student life and offers a means of self- 
development of personal initiative, perseverance and 
group leadership. 


The Student Association is the over-all organiza- 
tion by which every student may participate in the 
extra-curricular activities of the college. The officers 
of this organization and the Student Senate which 
operates as its board of management are elected 
annually by popular vote of the members of the 
association, or of one of its constituencies. 

Much of the work in the over- all student or- 
ganization is done in the standing committees of 
the student body. The student committees, appointed 
by the Student Senate, formulate recommendations 
either to faculty committees, to the Student Associa- 
tion, and/or to the Student Senate. The executive 
officers of the Student Senate meet in regular 
administrative conferences with the President, the 
Dean, and the Business Manager of the college. 


The Student Senate meetings are open to any 
student who wants to attend; the visiting student 
may take part in the discussions. In all-school forums 
in the chapel, by referendum among all students, 
and by discussions in group forums and classes, stu- 
dent opinion is informed and may formulate recom- 
mendations. To an increasing degree specific areas 
of student life and activity are under the full ad- 
ministration of the Student Senate or its sub- 

Among the functions and activities administered 
under the auspices of the Student Association and 
its sub-committees are: formulation of policies gov- 
erning student office holding, chartering of clubs; 
allocation of regular weekly chapel hour time, the 
meeting time for all the clubs, classes, forums, and 
other student groups; planning for, and administra- 
tion of the annual College Day; publication of the 
two student periodicals, the Southern Accent and the 
Southern Memories; organization of the annual col- 
lege picnic, organization of the annual Arbor Day; 
participation in the formulation of policies in joint 
meetings with a number of faculty committees; publi- 
cation of the weekly Campus Accent; administra- 
tion of the students' weekly religious broadcasts; 
promotion of special projects in regard to better 
English, Week of Sacrifice for Missions, weekly news 
commentaries, ushering service at all public func- 
tions, fund-raising campaigns for improvements in 
the trailer-camps and residence halls, and sanitary 

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 
and societies under its jurisdiction. 



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 Chapel Singers, 
The Women's Chorus, The Men's Chorus, The 
College Band. 

The Activity Clubs. The Future Business Leaders 
of America, The Future Nurses Club, The Modern 
Language Club, The Southwesterners' Club, The 
Home Economics Club, The International Relations 
Club, The Stamp Club, The Radio Club, The Ushers 

Special Interest Groups. The Apollos Guild 
(future ministers' wives), The Dasowakita Club 
(residence hall women), The Triangle Club (resi- 
dence hall men), The Camera Club, The Colporteurs' 


In addition to the above are: The Collegedale 
Academy Forum; The Married Students' Forum; The 
Missionary Volunteer Society; and the Freshmen, 
Sophomore, Junior and Senior class organizations 
which organize early in the first semester and meet 
regularly throughout the school year. 

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 participation 
is subject to regulation by the Dean of the college. 


In addition to the activities explained above a 


number of special activities have become traditional 
at Southern Missionary College. 

The Faculty-Student Reception is given at the 
close of the first week of school at which time the 
traditional hand-shake is re-enacted. 

Ingathering is participated in by the student body 
and staff. On at least one day school is dismissed 
so that students may go out to solicit for missions. 
Many of those who remain on the campus devote 
their labor income to the cause. 

The Student Publications Campaign is for the 
purpose of getting subscriptions for the college 
paper and college yearbook. 

The Alumni Banquet is held in connection with 
the Commencement exercises. It is the official re- 
union time for all S M C alumni. Members of the 
current graduation class are guests at the banquet. 

Chapel Services are held Monday, Wednesday 
and Friday, at 11:15 a.m., at which time programs 
of cultural, artistic and inspirational value are given 
by the faculty, students, or guests. 

Friday Night Vesper Services are held each week. 
After an inspirational talk is given, the students have 
opportunity to participate. 

Senior Day is the day on which the Seniors are 
formally presented in their caps and gowns. This 
event usually takes place early in the second semester. 

Junior Day is the day the Juniors are presented 
and occurs a few weeks before school is dismissed 
for the summer vacation. 




Collegedale has a post office which gives the 
college excellent service. Besides the usual hand- 
ling of mail, it is authorized to issue money orders 
and postal notes. It is also a Postal Savings De- 
pository. Mail is picked up from and delivered 
to each of the residence halls twice daily. 

Your mail should be addressed to South 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 lost and found department is in the Regis- 
trar's office. 


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

As you enter the dining room a hostess will be 
at the door to assign you to a table. It is customary 
for young men to assist the ladies with their trays and 
chairs. Also when a lady comes to a table to speak 
to someone the young men at the table stand. 

Each person at the table should contribute to 
the conversation at meals. It is the duty of all to 
dress appropriately in the dining hall and to help 
maintain an atmosphere of quiet decorum. 



Laundry is collected once each week at each 
residence hall and may be called for at the laundry 
at a time designated. 

To safeguard your property there are two require- 
ments: (1) Each article should be marked with 
name tape. (These may be purchased at the laundry 
for sixty cents per hundred). The laundry assumes 
no responsibility for clothing which is not marked 
with name tape. If the student prefers to furnish the 
tags the laundry will sew them in at student ex- 
pense. (2) A laundry slip should accompany each 
bundle. The laundry supplies laundry bags for which 
a charge of sixty cents for each semester is made. 

The laundry handles dry cleaning and pressing, 
Minor mending and patching is done free. A small 
charge is made for other repair work. 


The College Store provides general merchandise, 
school supplies and books. It also houses the fountain 
where you may obtain a snack in case you miss a 


Telephone booths are installed in both residence 
halls, Lynn Wood Hall, and the College Store. These 
phones are available to students. Other office, busi- 
ness, and residence phones are private installations. 
Long distance calls may be made by paying cash or 
by reversing the charges. 



The principal buildings are equipped with auto- 
matic sprinklers for fire protection. The valves are 
placed at intervals on the pipes, so constructed that 
a small amount of heat (160° F.) will set them 
into instantaneous operation, causing a flood of water 
to be released in the room. Any blow to the valves 
or damage to the pipes will cause this reaction. 

You should not tamper with any part of the 
sprinkler equipment, or sound a false fire alarm. 


' 'Whatever promotes physical health, promotes 
the development of a strong mind and a well 
balanced character." The Health Service has as its 
objective not only the care of students during ill- 
ness, but prevention of ills by means of education in 
more healthful living. 

SMC employs school nurses who, under the 
leadership of the Health Service Director, strive to 
keep the students in good health. Each student 
should cooperate by reporting to the Health Service 
at the first signs of illness. 

At the beginning of the school year each stu- 
dent is given a physical examination. For your 
own personal good you should not fail to meet this 


A medical fee is charged each student who 
matriculates at S M C. The fee includes the medical 
examination, and care of minor ailments and acci- 
dents, necessary office calls and treatments, and gen- 
eral nursing service in the residence halls. Tray 
service, special nursing, and hospital fees or opera- 
tions are not included in this fee. 


Excuses from classes or work because of sickness 
cannot be accepted unless the sickness is reported 
immediately to the health department or to your 
residence hall dean. 



As a student of S M C I pledge that I will 
uphold the standards and ideals of the 
college. My matriculation is a voluntary 
assurance that I will abide by the regula- 
tions of the college and that my conduct 
will be in harmony with the spirit of the 




Activities 31 

Automobile Parties 18 

Books 25 

Cafeteria 35 

Care of your room 9 

Chaperonage 1 6 

Choosing Friends 15 

Class Attendance 24 

Campus Leaves 10 

Campus Organizations 33 

Counselor e 23 

Daily Worship 13 

Dancing .... 19 

Dishonesty 19 

Dress Standards 19 

Escorting 16 

Firearms 11 

Fire Hazards li 

Health Service 37 

History and Purpose 7 

Laundry 36 

Library 23 

Literature 29 

Location 7 

Lost and Found 35 

Mixed Bathing 29 

Motor Vehicles 12 

Music 29 

Occupational Opportunities 26 

Opposite Sex 19 

Picnics 29 

Physical Exercise 28 

Post Office 35 

Private Devotions 13 

Profanity 19 

Radios 9 

Recreational Facilities 28 

Religious Requirements ....13 

Residence Requirements .... 8 

Responsibility of Chaperon 17 

Responsibility of Student 
to Chaperon 17 

Sabbath Observance 13 

Social Life 15 

Special Events 34 

Sprinkler System 37 

Student Association 31 

Study Habits 25 

Telephones 36 

Theaters _ 19 

Vacation Conduct 22 

Vandalism 19 

Week of Prayer 14 

Work Responsibilities 26 

Your Pledge 39 


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