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William H. Heckman, President
James L. McElhany Vice-president
John R. Kennedy,
Lynn H. Wood,
Irwin M. Martin,
Joseph A. Tucker
John C. Thompson
Frank L. Harrison
W. Earl Abernathy
Earl F. Hackman
Ora R. Staines
Virgil O. Cole
M. Frank Knox
Roy L. Pierce
Edward A. Sutherland
Martin M. Martinson
LeRoy T. Crisier
Benjamin F. Kneeland
Charles B. Stephenson
Benjamin W. Spire
John F. Wright
Reginald I . Keate
Walter R. Elliott
Claude N. Keiser
Thomas E. Pavey
Mrs. Clara Russell
Harry W. Potter
Ben C. Marshall
Henry W. Klaser
N. Lonnie Taylor
Thomas A. Little
Kenneth R. Haughey
W. Paul Bradley
Frank E. Thompson
Nannie May Smith
Earle R. Hudson
Charles B. Caldwell
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Tke College in Ooltewah
AN OPEN LETTER
Down in the heart of the Cumberlands, eighteen miles
due east of Chattanooga lies the Southern Junior College, an
institution in the South established to help young men and
women of limited means to an education. Leading strong in
the rational development of manual, mental, and moral sides
of men, this school is striving to serve a very necessary part
in the educational program of the United States. It is the aim
of the school that young men and women getting a training
here go back perhaps to their home community or to work
anywhere throughout the world with the one aim and definite
idea of real service to mankind.
The time has come when we feel the Southern Junior
College must become even more useful to the program of world
service. It must expand its resources and equipment to meet
the need of effective leadership throughout the world. Because
of uncertainties in the financial world in these days, the edu-
cation and training of future world leaders can not be neglected
and must necessarily become expensive.
This little pamphlet is sent out with the desire that not
only the friends and neighbors of this College help in the
raising of this $500,000 fund, but that the way in which they
yield their influence will vitally awaken the giving impulse in
If those who are not acquainted with the work this insti-
tution is doing will take the opportunity to familiarize them-
selves with the work of the school, and the aims expressed
through this bulletin for the future of its young men and women,
they will have no question as to the attitude that they should
assume toward this unit in educational service.
Respectfully the Executive Committee,
W. H. Heckman, Chairman L. H. Wood
J. L. McElhany W. E. Abernathy
J. R. Kennedy F. L. Harrison
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Collegedale, Tennessee 37315
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The College an Asset to the South
Students in the Southern Junior College are training
with no other thought in mind than leadership in world service.
This is the value that the institution renders to the South.
Taking the state of Tennessee as a fair average of educational
growth throughout the South we find:
1 . School Term. The average school term throughout the
state in secondary education is I I 5 days. Our term is I 70 days.
2. School Attendance. Actual attendance of school popula-
tion throughout the state 50%. We are one unit in the plan
to reach the other 50%.
3. High School Wor\. Five per cent of the school enroll-
ment in Tennessee is in the High Schools. By regulation
terms, industrial education, and collegiate work, we are en-
deavoring to assist in raising this percentage.
4. Teacher Shortage. A shortage of l , 1 00 teachers through-
out Tennessee alone confronts the educational system this
year. We have organized our normal department in hopes to
do our bit in helping along this line, not only throughout this
state but in the other eight states of the South.
5. Financial Responsibility. Last year the United States
spent from $7.89 to $76.80 per capita on the education of the
youth throughout the various states. Tennessee spent $15.59
per capita. We spent an average of $61.07 on each student
6. Our Aims. We are striving:
(a) To furnish training for citizenship which must
meet the larger duties and solve the more complex problems
of modern life.
(b) To furnish vocational training adapted to the
changed social conditions of our times.
(c) To furnish training for the wise use and enjoy-
ment of leisure time.
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World Service and Effective Leader-
During the few years since this institution was founded,
we have seen some who have attended its classes engage in
effective service in different parts of the world. A number of
men and women who have finished its work have gone back
to their home communities with the desire to give themselves
in service for the betterment of these communities. These
graduates have been instrumental in starting other young
people toward high ideals in life. They have taken them from
the mountains and farms and turned their minds toward the
gaining of an education. We have sent former students to
South America, to the Far East, to Africa, and we are pleased
to see the spirit of the men and women who have been in this
institution as they face the world problems, and meet them
with the same spirit that they went about their duties here
in the school.
The world needs trained men and women because its
great lack is leadership. In the present state of society, un-
trained leaders can do naught but bring about ruin. Proper
training can change the entire situation. Education in the class
room and practical contact with modern social conditions in
knowing men, in serving them, and directing them in their
life problems, will help vitally to solve the problems now
threatening the existence of the race.
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The Field of Usefulness
The following table of statistics from the Bureau of
Education shows the tremendous field of opportunity that lies
before the educators of the South. A careful study of these
statistics will answer the questions raised in many minds as
to why the South does not handle its own educational problem.
School Children Adult
State 5 to 18 Years Males
Nevada 336 1,000
South Carolina-...- 1,510 1,000
South— as whole .... 1,279 1,000
Eleven northern states (Massachusetts, Connecti-
cut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin,
Iowa).. _ .... 789 1.000
Eleven western states (Montana, Wyoming, Cali-
fornia, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, Arizona,
Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Colorado) 596 1,000
Place this in its proper relation to the following table
showing the average value of property for each child of school
age (1912 census).
Property valuation per capita
State of sc hool age
Mississippi $ 2,231
Florida . 4,553
California.. ... ..:.__._. . 16,898
South as whole 3,349
Eleven northern states 9^228
Eleven western states.... 12,383
Thus we see that the problem of educating the young
people of the South is six and one half times greater than in
the West, because we have over two times the number of
school children per unit population, and less than a third the
property valuation per capita on which to levy taxes for the
support of our education. In the same way our problem here
becomes four times as great as it is in the North, as a whole.
Illiteracy must be banished. The educational problem
must be solved. The recent war has made us one people of one
country, and we, therefore, present these facts before our
friends knowing that they will sense, as never before, the need
of institutions of this nature.
The students of the
Southern Junior Col-
1 e g e showed their
patriotism by cele-
brating flag day in a
very special manner.
Out in the forest they
found a fine seventy-
five foot tree, brought
it to the shop, placed
the proper struts on it,
and with due cere-
mony raised it into
place directly in front
of the main building
site. After appropri-
ate chapel exercises
and patriotic songs,
the returned soldier
lads carried Old Glory
through the lines of
students, and hoisted
it to its proper place
where it might
proudly float over the
beautiful hills sur-
rounding one of the
most unique schools
in the country.
Facts About the College
The Southern Junior College was founded in 1891, in
Graysville, Tennessee. It was moved in 1916 to a six-hun-
dred-acre tract of land two miles southeast of Ooltewah, on
the Southern Railroad from Chattanooga to Atlanta.
The students themselves have erected the buildings as a
part of their training, have gone out into the woods and cut
the timber, which has been sawed in the mill on the school
THE BEGINNING OF BETTER FACILITIES
farm. They have gone out onto the farm and garden, into
the cannery, laundry, and print shop, and have learned the things
that they will have to do after they finish their education.
The school has no endowment at the present time and
is entirely dependent on the friendship of those who are inter-
ested in its development. The value of its property, buildings,
shops, and equipment is $192,000. The nine states — North
and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee,
Mississippi, Louisiana, and Kentucky^comprise its con-
Southern Junior College takes as students many who
need to work their entire way. By engaging in the various
industries they are thus enabled to get an education which
would otherwise be denied them.
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One Students Story
To conserve space we have picked out but one of the
many interesting stories of the help that the Southern Junior
College has been to its students.
The Dividing of the Way
"Imagine a typical saw-mill town, small, poor-looking,
built on the bank of a river in Arkansas. This presents a
picture of the place where I was born and spent my boyhood
days. James was my faithful chum for seven years. Our at-
tainments were the same, our hopes, our ideas, and ambi-
tions, very similar.
The time came when we decided to leave the village school
and attend higher institutions of learning. James' parents
were able financially to send him to a famous school where the
expenses were very heavy. My parents were poor, so I chose to
attend a small Christian school where I might earn part of my
way. James* first school year cost about $500.00 but he said
he had a great time. My expenses amounted to hardly $1 25.00.
I also had a great time, but in a different way.
James chose to keep company with a club of "jolly good
fellows," and developed a taste for tobacco, wine, and fast so-
ciety. He never returned to school, but during vacation married
and lived only a short time, in sin and disgrace. He lies in
his grave as a result of a fast and dissipated life. In the school
which I attended I was in touch with Christian teachers, and
with a class of poor, yet conscientious, hard-working students.
That summer I worked and saved money with which to attend
school the next year. Endeavoring to obtain a college educa-
tion, while at the same time working my way, I find is very
difficult, but in many respects is very pleasant and profitable.
One of my first experiences was learning the baker's trade.
I worked without salary for two hot summer months in the
bakery. At two o'clock in the morning I began work, setting
sponge, mixing dough, building fires, greasing pans, and de-
livering bread, in order to learn how to bake. This prepared
me to take the bakery at school the next year. The next
summer I worked at carpentry.
"Having known that school was to be moved to a new
location and to be established on a larger scale, I was prepared
to be of the greatest possible assistance and at the same time
increase my earning capacity. Thus I have been able to pay
a large share of my school expenses while at the same time
learning something which would be of advantage to me in after
life. Doing things while in school inspires confidence to at-
tempt still greater things on going out into the world and
to accomplish them more successfully. Not only have I re-
ceived an education mentally, but my hands have been trained
to work, and my inner life has been changed for the better.
"I have had demonstrated repeatedly that 'man's ex-
tremity is God's opportunity.* At times when I have gone to
the limit and the way seemed closed, I have trusted God and
he has always helped me to surmount difficulties. When on
the mountain top I can look back and know of a truth that
* every cloud has a silver lining.' Many of the most formidable
obstacles have been my greatest blessings in disguise.
"At the Southern Junior College I have received a new
vision of life.
— T. R. Huxtable.
THE COLLEGEDALE ORCHESTRA
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Number of Students 69 239
Received from Tuition $5,663.55 $14,694.26
Annual Budget 5,212.74 36,418.84
Value of Property 24,046.35 1 90,82 1 .82
1916 i -i 69
1920 i -i'239
1916 i 1 $5,663.55
1920 i 1 14,694.26
1916 i —i $5,212.74
1920 i 1
1916 i 1 $24,046.35
1920 i 1
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The College and Its Future
As will be seen from the panorama insert, but two of the
five main buildings are up. Even these are not complete,
but are merely finished sufficiently for the students to live
in them. The school is trying to adhere strictly to a cash
policy and therefore has very little indebtedness. That which it
has, has been brought about entirely through forced purchase
of land and absolutely necessary development of the plant.
We are using as a temporary dining hall the basement
of the girl's dormitory which eventually will be used as a
supervised study hall. The woodwork laboratory is in the
same kind of room in the boy's dormitory. We are heating
the big buildings by separate heating plants.
To cut down our operating expense to the lowest possible
amount it therefore becomes necessary to finish the plant as
quickly as possible. Our needs expressed in a few words are
Plans have already been matured for the administration
building, and $20,000 is now available. This building is of
sufficient size to provide room for all our laboratories, audi-
torium, library, and class rooms, and will cost complete $70,000.
This should be erected and ready for use by the opening of
the school year in September. Present conditions make it
hard to carry on the class of work we desire.
Located as the institution is in the heart of the mountains,
we have a great opportunity for the development of industries
of every nature. We already have a good course in printing.
The shop is being equipped with modern machinery, and it is
expected that quite a number of the young people will be
able not only to learn the art of printing but also to pay their
entire way through school by work which will be produced
in the shop.
With the immense amount of building of frame construc-
tion that the school is doing, there comes a demand on us for
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proper woodwork machinery. With this machinery we will be
able to save the institution from $10,000 to $20,000 by getting
out all finishing material ourselves. The woodwork shop is par-
tially equipped at the present time. On a window-screen job
for one of the dormitories, the shop saved the school over $400.
This industrial building, properly equipped, will cost $25 ,000.
In order to economize in the building of the plant, we
have made our dormitories duplicates of each other. The
dining hall, kitchen, bakery, and store rooms, suitably equipped
for handling the student body, will cost $25,000.
Central Heating Plant
Properly to heat an institution of this size we must have a
central heating plant. It is estimated that the cost of the
boiler house, equipped for heating the school and furnishing
steam to the laundry, will be $25,000.
Basket Factory and Vaneer Plant
We are in great need of more means of providing indus-
tries that will enable students to work their way through school.
We are in a section of the country where it is easy to get lumber
for veneer and basket work. The school already has a start
in this direction, but it is necessary to build a plant for this
work and put in a proper switch to the railroad. This will
cost us, equipped and ready to run, $15,000.
Improvement of Campus
As yet nothing has been done for the improvement of the
campus. To provide roads, sidewalks, parkings, and lawns
will cost $10,000.
Teacherages and Student Cottages
It is absolutely necessary that the school provide teacher-
ages, also student cottages in which young married couples
can live while earning their way through school. At present
all these are housed in temporary cottages which are any-
thing but desirable for long use. The lowest possible estimate
on these buildings will be $30,000.
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Endowment, Equipment, and
The sum of the immediate needs of the Southern Junior
College is $500,000. In listing these needs we have put down
just those which should be met immediately to maintain
efficiently the standards of the institution. It will be noted
that in making up this list we have not asked for one dollar
with which to pay current expenses. Through the contri-
butions of those interested in the work of this school it has
been able thus far to incur no debt in operating. The insti-
tution feels that if it can have the proper equipment in labora-
tories and industries, and can secure the assistance provided
by the endowment, it can make this school entirely self-sup-
porting. Reduced to the lowest terms this will be as follows:
Establishing adequate endowment $ 250,000
Necessary land and buildings 200,000
Equipment of laboratories and industries 25,000
Liquidation of indebtedness incurred solely
through purchase of property and
development of the plant 25,000
Total $ 500,000
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WHAT OTHER EDUCATORS SAY
A UNIQUE GRADUATION HALL
The new dairy barn has been finished and the hay mow
provided a hall 36 X 110, — the largest room at the school.
By unanimous consent this lowly chamber was used for the
graduation exercises last year. The class felt it a great honor
to commence their life work amid such humble surroundings.
There was a great Teacher centuries ago — the greatest the
world has ever seen — who began his work in an even more
lowly place than this — in the manger of a Judean stable. If
there could be any such comparison between the after lives
of our students and the Master Teacher that there is between
the places where they began their work we shall be more than
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"Transition" is the word of the hour at Collegedale.
From the old log barn above, found on the place when we
came, we have made the transition to the new, modernly
equipped, dairy barn shown below. The main barn is 36 X 110
with wing 36 X 70 for feeding stable. Stanchion room for
44 cattle will be provided in the light airy basement. Silage
is provided by two 100 ton silos.
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Above is the old blacksmith shop found on the farm.
It was used for three years as a place to do all the blacksmith
and garage work. Imagine the joy of all when it was torn
down and in its place grew the fine shop shown below where
young men can learn the mechanical trades, a knowledge of
which is so necessary all over the world.
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With Our Students Over trie World
F. C. Varney (third man back), one of our former students,
is pioneering among the Peruvian Indians in the interest of
better education. Our men and women train for service any-
where in the world that they can render aid to their fellow-men.
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January 5, 1930.
To Whom It May Concern:
We take pleasure in stating that we have had
business dealings and personal acquaintance, for a good
many years, with the Southern Junior College of Ooltewah,
Hamilton County, Tennessee. We have observed its progress
and growth in this community, and we are pleased to testify
to the good work that it is doing in the education of
young men and women*
• This institution has a large investment in
real estate, and has spent approximately $300,000.00 in
improvements, consisting of dormitory, school buildings,
dairy barn, etc, , and in our opinion has every prospect
for a bright future before it.
The present -enrollment, we understand, is
approximately two hundred and twenty- five students. The
faculty in charge of this institution are men of the highest
character and ability and take the front rank in their pro-
We feel sure that anyone who assists in further-
ing this enterprise will render valuable service to the
Very truly your 3,
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ATTQHXBY AT LAW
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Jan, 5, 1930,
TO WHOM PRESENTED:
I have represented, professionally, the
Southern Junior College, Inc. , for several years, lo-
cated near Ooltewah, Hamilton County (Formerly James
County) Tennessee, and have had ample opportunity to
observe the manner of men behind the institution and
the character of work it is accomplishing and the plane
for enlarged usefulness.
This College owns in fee 700 acres of real
estate, highly fertile, and well adapted to agricultural
and dairy purposes.
At the present there are two dormitories,
with accommodations for about 100 students in each; a
large dairy barn with a capacity to take oare of about
50 cows is nearing completion.
Including the real estate and present im-
provements about $300,000,00 in cash has been invested.
Further improvements are contemplated that will swell
the investment to about $500,000.00.
The College Management puts much stress on
industrial education. About 100 students are now working
their way through soilage, being engaged in agricultural
pursuits on the farm. The present enrollment is some-
thing like 335 students.
The faculty is composed of earnest, capable
teachers. Every endeavor is being made to develop boys
and girls, to build character and to fit them for splendic
citizenship, I am firmly of the opinion that the institu-
tion is one of great merit and should be given every
possible aid and encouragement.
Yours very truly,
WEW.A ^U (f^f^f^
Hundreds of Young
need an education here this
year. They are men and
women who must stand in
the limelight of the world.
Will you help the world by
Come and visit us. You are as welcome
as the sunshine in May
Not to be taken
from this library
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