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Collegedale, Tennessee 


Published monthly by Southern Missionary 
College, Collegedale, Tennessee. 

Volume XVII Number 1 

Entered as second-class matter, June 20, 1929, 
at the Post Office at Collegedale, Tennessee, 
under the Act of Congress, August 24, 1912. 




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A- 13 Property of 


and Collegedale Academy 
Collegedale, Tennessee 

School address. 

Home address. 


Within these covers the student will find 
valuable information regarding customs and 
policies of Southern Missionary College and 
its preparatory department. It is necessary 
that each student carefully read this book 
before making application for admission 
that he may acquaint himself with the regu* 
lations of the school and understanding^ 
sign the matriculation blank. His matricu- 
lation, then, is a pledge that he will abide 
by the rules and that his conduct will 
correspond tq the. spirit qf tdeKtfiaiBfflfifoi. 
, Southern College of SDA 

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Believing that new students, and fre- 
quently old students as well, feel the need 
of and appreciate definite and accurate 
information regarding the college policies, 
standards, and campus life and customs, 
the Student Handbook has been prepared. 
Many questions arise which too often re- 
main unanswered until the student finds 
himself face to face with some unfortunate 
and embarrassing situation, involving some 
regulation which he has not understood or 
even known. The catalog gives much help- 
ful information, but it is necessarily of a 
more general nature. We trust that this 
handbook may prove to be helpful to our 
teachers and students, since it gives in 
concise and convenient form, information 
concerning the policies, standards, and cam- 
pus activities of Southern Missionary Col- 

Student Handbook 


Students should come provided with the 
following articles: 

One pillow Two pillow slips 

Four single sheets One comfort 
One pair blankets Twin bedspreads 
Two table covers Two table scarfs 
One laundry bag Bedroom slippers 

Rugs or linoleum Pictures 
Lamps 6 towels 

3 washcloths Drinking glass 

Electric iron Shower slippers 

Suitable school and work clothes 
Curtains for two windows 2y 2 yds. long 

"Rules should be few and well consider- 
ed; and when once made, they should be 
enforced. Whatever it is found impossible 
to change, the mind learns to recognize 
and adapt itself to; but the possibility of 
indulgence induces desire, hope, and un- 
certainty, and the results are restlessness, 
irritability, and insubordination." — Edu- 
cation, page 290. 


Southern Missionary College is located on 
the Southern Railway between Chatta- 
nooga and Atlanta, eighteen miles from 

Southern Missionary College 

the former city. Trains pass through the 
college estate; our station is known as 
Collegedale, which is also the postal ad- 

Collegedale is three miles from the vil- 
lage of Ooltewah, a junction point of the 
Atlanta and Knoxville divisions of the 
Southern Railway. Through trains between 
Washington, Memphis, Birmingham, New 
Orleans; between Cincinnati, Atlanta, and 
Jacksonville, stop at Ooltewah, thus afford- 
ing splendid railway service. Ooltewah is 
also on the Lee Highway, which connects 
Washington, D.C., and other eastern cities 
with Chattanooga and other southern 
points. A hard-surface highway reaches 
from Collegedale to Chattanooga, thus 
affording quick access to this scenic and 
historic city of one hundred and forty 
thousand people. Motor buses operat- 
ing between Chattanooga and Apison pass 
in front of the college. As an accommoda- 
tion to passengers, they often drive to the 

The Chattanooga air field of the Eastern 
Air Lines is located a few miles from the 


"The first great lesson in all education 
is to know and understand the will of 
God. Take the knowledge of God with 

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you through every day of life. Let it 
absorb the mind and the whole being. 
. . .The students in our schools are to con- 
sider the knowledge of God as above every- 
thing else." — Fundamentals of Christian 
Education, p. 414, 415. 

"Balanced by religious principle, you 
may climb to any height you please. We 
would be glad to see you rising to the noble 
elevation God designs that you shall reach. 
Jesus loves the precious youth, and He is 
not pleased to see them grow up with un- 
cultivated, undeveloped talents. They may 
become strong men of firm principle, fitted 
to be intrusted with high responsibilities, 
and to this end they may lawfully strain 
every nerve." — Ibib., p. 83. 

"The only safety for our youth in this 
age of sin and crime is to have a living con- 
nection with God. They must learn how 
to seek God, that they may be filled with 
His Holy Spirit, and act as though they 
realized that the whole host of heaven was 
looking upon them with interested solici- 
tude, ready to minister unto them in dan- 
ger and in time of need. The youth should 
be barricaded by warning and instruction 
against temptation. They should be taught 
what are the encouragements held out to 
them in the Word of God. They should 
have delineated before them the peril of 
taking a step into the by-paths of evil. They 

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should be educated to revere the counsels 
of God in His sacred oracles. They should 
be so instructed that they will set their 
resolution against evil, and determine that 
they will not enter into any path where 
they could not expect Jesus to accompany 
them, and His blessing to abide upon them. 
They should be taught practical, daily re- 
ligion that will sanctify them in every re- 
lation of life, in their homes, in business, 
in the church, in society. They must be so 
educated that they will realize that it is a 
perilous thing to trifle with their privileges, 
but that God expects them reverently and 
earnestly to seek daily for His blessing. The 
blessing of God is a precious gift, and it is 
to be counted of such worth that it will not 
be surrendered at any cost. The blessing 
of God maketh rich, and it addeth no sor- 
row."— Ibid., pp. 232, 233. 

" Upon Christian youth depend in a great 
measure the preservation and perpetuity 
of the institutions which God has devised 
as a means by which to advance His work. 
This grave responsibility rests upon the 
youth of today who are coming upon the 
stage of action. . . . 

"If youth could see that in complying 
with the laws and regulations of our in- 
stitutions they are only doing that which 
will improve their standing in society, ele- 
vate the character, ennoble the mind, and 
increase their happiness, they would not 

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rebel against just rules and wholesome re- 
quirements, nor engage in creating sus- 
picion and prejudice against these institu- 
tions." — Testimonies Vol. 4, p. 434. 

"Students, you can make this school first 
class in success by being laborers together 
with your teachers to help other students, 
and by zealously uplifting yourselves from 
a cheap, common, low standard. Let each 
see what improvement he can make in con- 
forming his conduct to Bible rules. Those 
who will seek to be themselves elevated 
and ennobled are co-operating with Jesus 
Christ by becoming refined in speech, in 
temper, under the control of the Holy 
Spirit. , , ." — Fundamentals of Christian 
Education, p. 464. 


"Students, make your school life as per- 
fect as possible. You will pass over this way 
but once, and precious are the opportuni- 
ties granted you. You are not only to learn, 
but to practice the lessons of Christ." — 
Counsels to Teachers, p. 554. 


Southern Missionary College is open to 
all worthy students who come for the pur- 
pose of doing earnest, faithful work. Those 
who have little desire to study, or who are 

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careless in their deportment, are not en- 
couraged to enter. Those who use tobac- 
co, liquor, or profane language, who in- 
dulge in card playing and improper asso- 
ciations, will not knowingly be admitted 
or retained. 

Students should remember that the school 
is a Christian institution. Unless they are 
willing to give due respect to the word of 
God, the Sabbath, worship and other re- 
ligious exercises of the institution, they 
should not apply for admittance. 




"Each student entering one of our 
schools should place himself under disci- 
pline. Those who refuse to obey the regu- 
lations should return to their homes." — 
Counsels to Teachers, p. 265. 

All regulations adopted by the faculty 
and announced to the students have the 
same force as those published in the cata- 
log ana in the students' handbook. 

Experience has shown that there are prac- 
tices that cannot be tolerated in Seventh- 
day Adventist institutions. Since South- 
ern Missionary College would not know- 
ingly receive a student who offends in these 
practices, the first offense of the following 

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on or off the school premises, lays the student 
liable to immediate dismissal: 

1. Gambling, betting, possessing or 
using cards, or other gambling devices. 

2. Drinking liquor, handling or pos- 
sessing liquor, or furnishing it to others. 

3. Using narcotics or tobacco in any 
form; having narcotics, tobacco, pipes, ci- 
gars, cigarettes, or cigarette papers in one's 
possession, or allowing their use in one's 

4. Meeting persons of the opposite sex 
in any secret manner. 

5. Willful deception regarding violation 
of «school regulations, including dishonesty 
in examinations or other class work, whethe 
in giving or receiving help. 

6. Using or possessing weapons or firearms. 

7. Using profane language, indulging in 
lewd conduct or suggestions, possessing or 
displaying obscene literature, pictures, or 

8. Disseminating atheistic ideas or un- 
dermining the religious ideals of the in- 

9. Stealing. 

10. Attending the theater; public roller 
skating rinks, bowling allies; pool halls and 
billiard parlors. 

11. Dancing. 

12. Sounding false fire alarms; picking 
locks; tampering with electrical wiring; 

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altering screens or transoms on any build- 

13. Entering or leaving college dormi- 
tories by fire escapes or by any means 
other than regular entrances, except in 
case of fire drill or fire. 

14. Insubordination. 

the Student's Standing. While every 
effort is put forth to stimulate and inspire 
the student to develop the best that is in 
him, the college cannot undertake the prob- 
lem of disciplining students who are not in 
sympathy with its purposes; therefore, any 
student who becomes antagonistic to the 
spirit, standards, or discipline of the col- 
lege or who disseminates ideas contrary 
to the wholesome influence of the school, 
and thus attempts to undermine its ideals, 
will be dismissed. 

Any student whose scholarship shows 
that he is failing to accomplish the purpose 
for which he attends college, and that con- 
tinuance in school would be unprofitable 
to him, will be advised to make other plans. 

Eligibility to Office. The names of all 
student candidates for official positions in 
any college or class organization, must be 
approved by the President or Deans. 

Probation. A student placed on proba- 
tion will be dismissed if guilty of further 
offenses. After a period of good conduct, 
the student may be released from probation. 

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Conduct. In the school homes and the 
school buildings there should be a spirit 
of refinement. Boisterous conduct, such 
as running in the halls, yelling, slamming 
of doors, and loitering, is out of harmony 
with the true atmosphere which should 
prevail in our buildings. 

Religious Requirements. The college be- 
lieves that attendance at religious services 
is helpful in the development of Christian 
character and not an infringement upon the 
student's personal liberty, since he voluntar- 
ily places himself under such regulations 
by the act of entering school. Therefore, 
attendance at Friday evening service, Sab- 
bath school, and church services is required 
of all students. In case of resident stu- 
dents, the college relies upon the student's 
home to carry out this regulation as an 
evidence of good faith. 

Sabbath Observance. Students are ex- 
pected to deport themselves in such a way 
on the Sabbath as shall be in harmony with 
the sacredness of the day, and to attend 
Friday evening service, Sabbath school, 
and public worship. If, because of illness, 
or for some other accepted reason, the stu- 
dent cannot attend one of these services, 
he should present an excuse to the Dean of 
Men or the Dean of Women. It is 
advisable that the excuse be presented 
before the service. He will then be 

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expected to remain in quietness in the 
school home. For unexcused absences from 
weekend services and worship, exceeding 
three each four-week period, a fine of twen- 
ty-five cents for each absence up to one 
dollar will be imposed. Eight absences and 
above will subject the privilege card to re- 

Social Relations. While a friendly social 
intermingling of students in classes and gen- 
eral school activities is encouraged, the 
unrestricted association of young men and 
young women is not permitted. Improper 
associations, flirting, strolling together, sur- 
reptitious meetings, loitering about the 
buildings, on the campus or grounds, 
or sitting together in public gath- 
erings, except at functions where permission 
is granted, cannot be permitted since these 
things militate against the best interests of 
the college. 

Official chaperons from the faculty for 
all mixed social groups, are approved by 
the President. 

Those planning social functions involv- 
ing dormitory students should submit in 
writing to the Deans at least 72 hours in 
advance of the proposed gathering, or, if 
for Saturday night, on the previous Thurs- 
day morning the names of those invited. 
Once a list is approved, there should be no 
eliminations or additions without counsel 
with the Deans. 

Student Handbook 15 


Mixed automobile parties planned with- 
out proper permission and chaperonage 
are not permitted and will subject those 
concerned to serious discipline. 

The faculty realizes the necessity of 
carefully protecting those under its care 
an therefore insists that all activities, 
both social and religious, be chaperoned. 
The following outline may be of help to 
both chaperons and students: 

I. Occasions requiring chaperons: 

1. Social activities 

a. Picnics 

b. Social gatherings 

c. Hikes 

d. Concerts and lectures 

e. Motoring 

2. Religious activities. (Missionary en- 

3. Parlor calls. (The dean or her repre- 
sentative should be on duty during the 
time of calls.) 

4. Mixed groups leaving or returning 
by automobile at vacation time. 

II. Responsibility of chaperon. 

1. See that preliminary arrangements 
are definite and explicit. 

2. Meet the group at the place desig- 

3. Endeavor to make the occasion a 
pleasant success. 

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4. Deal with accident or emergency. 
5., Return groups by designated time 
6. Be sure that personnel of group is 
as listed in request for affair. 

III. Responsibility of student to chap- 

1. Consider a chaperon a guest o! 
honor, and provide ticket, fare, etc. 

2. Respond readily to suggestions re- 
garding conduct, hour of departure, etc. 

3. Person making request for the enter- 
tainment to deliver properly approved list 
to the chaperon. 

IV. Faculty chaperonage is required for 
all mixed social affairs. 

V. A young lady living in the school 
home may go riding with her parents or 
with faculty members by permission from 
the Dean of Women. Parents are always 
satisfactory chaperons for their own daugh- 
ters. Mixed groups may not go riding 
with parents or friends without special 

Dress Regulations For Young Women 

The wardrobes of the young women 
must pass inspection of the Dean of Women 
at the opening of school. All clothing not 
in harmony with the standards of South- 
ern Missionary College herein stated must 
be sent home. 

1. Skirts should be long enough to cover 

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the knees whether the wearers are sitting 
or standing. 

2. No sleeveless dresses may be worn. 

3. High narrow heels are specifically 
pointed out as detrimental to the health, 
and may not be worn on any occasion by 
a student of Southern Missionary College. 

4. Any clothing that is too tight fitting, 
low-necked, or of too thin material, or be- 
cause of any other reason is considered out 
of order by the dress committee, may not be 

5. No unnecessary jewelry such as brace- 
lets, rings, necklaces, and other conspicu- 
ous ornaments may be worn. A wrist watch 
and a simple pin are approved. 

6. The wearing of a hat adds dignity to 
the wearer, and it is recommended that 
young ladies wear hats to the church ser- 

7. Our college does not countenance 
the extreme fashions of the day in the use 
of cosmetics, or anything else that at- 
tracts attention to the wearer, such as lip- 
stick, eyebrow pencil, finger-nail coloring. 
Cleanliness, careful diet, regular hours of 
sleep, exercise at work and out-of-doors* 
are nature's beautifiers. 

8. The school sponsors no function where 
the wearing of evening or formal gowns is 
necessary. On occasions where such dress 
may be worn, students are to dress in har- 
mony with the college standards. 

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9. A motley array of clothing and ex- 
travagance and extremes of dress are whol- 
ly out of harmony with good taste in the 
choice of a school wardrobe, and with the 
standards of the school. The college does 
not sanction the wearing of slacks by the 
young women of the college at outings or 
on the campus, except where particular 
work may require them. 

The dress regulations sanctioned by 
the M. V. Department for camps and 
field schools are held by the college. 

10. Good taste prompts the wearing of 
hose to religious services, Saturday night 
services, and lyceum programs and when 
working in offices or going to town. All 
young ladies enrolled in Southern Mission- 
ary College will be expected to follow this 
practice of propriety. 

Dress For Young Men 

Young men should feel that it is the part 
of Christian gentlemen to be careful and 
conservative of their personal appearance. 
The Seventh-day Adventist standards re- 
garding unnecessary jewelry are strictly 
adhered to. Young men are required to 
wear a necktie and coat to all Sabbath ser- 
vices during the regular school term. While 
working around the school buildings, men 
should wear shirts. The wearing of women's 
clothing by men will not be permitted, in 
costuming or for display. 

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Motor Vehicles 

Students are advised not to bring auto- 
mobiles or motorcycles to the college. Ex- 
perience has demonstrated that in many 
cases irregularities detrimental to the stu- 
dent's progress have resulted from the use 
of automobiles while in the school. If mo- 
tor vehicles are brought to the college by 
students, permission must be received 
from the President. They must be kept in 
a place designated by the Administration, 
and the keys and plates deposited with the 
President. Students who own cars or motor- 
cycles are not to take other students riding 
with them. 

Cameras. Students are advised against 
the promiscuous use of cameras. Uncon- 
ventional and questionable pictures do not 
rightly represent Southern Missionary Col- 
lege; therefore the taking of such pictures 
constitutes a violation of its principles. 
Cameras are not to be used on the Sabbath. 

Pass Keys. Students are forbidden to 
use pass keys in any of the buildings of the 
institution except when such keys have 
been issued by the accounting office, and 
proper authority has been delegated to the 
student. A fine of five dollars will be as- 
sessed any student who, without permis- 
sion, is found on a fire escape or roof of 
any building; who enters any room by 
window or transom, by use of pass keys or 
other improper means. 

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Protection of property. All persons are 
forbidden to cut trees of any kind on college 
property, or to mutilate trees or shrubbery 
in any way. Students are warned against 
carelessness in the use of fire in the timber 
on the college estate. In all cases of dam- 
age to institutional property by students, 
they will be held personally responsible. 

Gainful Enterprise. Any student who 
desires to carry on an enterprise for the pur- 
pose of ^gain, shall first secure the con- 
sent of the President. 

Leaving Campns. Students may not 
leave the campus without making proper 
arrangements with the Dean and work 

In no case will leave of absence be granted 
to students to visit in private homes, ex- 
cept on written authorization from parents 
or guardians, and an invitation from host 
or hostess. Permissions and invitations 
should be sentjto the President. 

Permission to make business trips to 
Chattanooga will be granted when neces- 
sary arrangements have been made with 
the Dean. The college provides auto- 
mobile service to Chattanooga, and all 
young women going to the city are expect- 
ed to use this service. A reasonable charge 
is made. 

Parents are urged not to make frequent 
requests for their children to come home 

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or visit friends, since such absences seriously 
interfere with the students' class work. In 
all cases where parents desire their children 
to come home, a written request must be 
addressed directly to the President, and 
should not be enclosed in a letter to the 
student. Permission for leave of absence 
will be granted not more frequently than 
once in four weeks, except in cases of emer- 

No permissions are granted for week-end 
leaves during the fall or spring Week of 


"To each student in the home I would 
say, be true to home duties, be faithful in 
the discharge of little responsibilities, be a 
real living Christian in the home. Let Chris- 
tian principles rule your heart and control 
your conduct. Heed every suggestion made 
by the teacher, but do not make it a neces- 
sity always to be told what to do. Discern 
for yourself. Notice for yourself if all things 
in your own room are spotless and in order 
that nothing there may be an offense to 
God, but that when holy angels pass 
through your room, they may be led to 
linger because attracted by the prevailing 
order and cleanliness. In doing your duties 
promptly, neatly, faithfully, you are mis- 
sionaries. You are bearing witness for 
Christ."— Testimonies, Vol. 6, p. 171. 

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School Home Courtesy 

Those who reside in the school homes 
should be respected in their right of privacy 
in their own rooms. No student should 
enter another's room without permission, 
nor in any way molest the property of 
others. Persons who do not reside in the 
school homes are requested to remember 
that these buildings are not open to the 
public, and that should they wish to visit 
a student the customary courtesy be 
shown that is manifested in any other 
private home. The bell should be rung, 
and the visitor should wait inside the lob- 
by until the ring is answered and the person 
is found whom he desires to see. Students 
are not to go to rooms of the opposite sex. 

We are told that "of all the features of 
our education to be given in our school 
homes, the religious exercises are the most 
important." For a little time each morn- 
ing and evening the members of the school 
homes come together for family devotions. 
Because of the recognized importance of 
these family services, every member of the 
school home attends regularly. A reasonable 
excuse must be presented for absences. 
Such excuses as the following are not ac- 
ceptable: "Never heard the bell;" ''Did 
not wake up;" "My time was slow;""Class 
or committee meetings." NO OTHER 

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SHIP PERIODS. Absences due to illness 
or to class or work assignments required by 
the Administration constitute the only reg- 
ular absences for which excuses will be 
granted. Unexcused absence's from wor- 
ship and week-end services exceeding three 
a four-week period will be cared for as 
stated on page 14 regarding the policy of 
absences from religious services. 

Dining Room 

1. The daily association in the dining 
hall affords much opportunity for the cul- 
tivation of Christian courtesy and refine- 
ment. The constant practice of good table 
manners aids in fitting students for the 
social duties in which they shall later take 

2. When eating in the dining room, one 
is expected to be dressed appropriately, and 
well-groomed and neat. Loud talking and 
laughing, clanging of dishes and chairs, 
cannot be permitted in the Christian din- 
ing room. 

3. Special tables may be arranged only 
with the consent of the matron. Birthdays 
may be honored the last Sunday of the 
month by making proper arrangements. 

4. It is only courteous that those invit- 
ing guests to the dining room make pre- 
vious arrangements with the one in charge. 

24 Southern Missionary College 

5. No food except that regularly pro- 
vided will be allowed in the dining room 
unless permission is obtained from the ma- 

6. Carrying trays to the rooms ii, strictly 
forbidden. In case of illness the respective 
Dean, or nurse in charge, will issue a writ- 
ten request for the necessary service, which 
will be honored by the matron. For this 
service a small charge will be made. A 
heavy charge is made when dishes, sil- 
verware, or milk bottles are taken to the 
rooms without permission. 

7. The school does not furnish dishes 
or silverware to be used in the students' 
rooms. Students must pay for the dishes 
which they break. 

8. The serving deck closes promptly and 
everyone must be on time to meals. 

9. Because of strict rationing, it will be 
necessary to limit the servings of some 
foods, and the co-operation of each in- 
dividual is encouraged. 


The furniture of each room is inventoried, 
and no change of furniture should be made 
without first consulting with the Dean. 
It is expected that those who use the 
school furniture will care /for it, as they 
would their own. 

Keys to the rooms may be received from 
the accounting office upon the payment 
of $1.00 deposit. 

Student Handbook 25 

Each room should be ready for inspec- 
tion at any time. 

It is the privilege of the Dean to change 
students' rooms, or roommates whenever 
he so desires. 

To those who prefer to room alone, and 
who have been asked to have a roommate, 
an extra charge is made. 

College students and academy seniors, 
or older students, have first choice on new 

If a student does not leave his room in 
good condition and clean, a service charge 
of $2.00 will be made. 

No married women under 18 will live in 
the dormitory. 

Fire Hazards. Students are not allowed 
to cook food in their rooms; therefore, such 
heating appliances as chafing dishes, alcohol 
and electric stoves are not permitted in the 
college homes. Candles, or make-shift lamps 
must not be used. A five dollar fine will be 
be enforced for violation of this regulation. 

Study Period 

Students are not to leave the school 
homes after worship without the consent 
of the Dean or his representative. 

The playing of musical instruments 
during or after evening worship is not 

Visitors are requested to make visits other 
than during the regular study period. When 

26 Southern Missionary College 

this is impossible, the Dean should be con- 

Telephone calls during or after evening 
worship are discouraged. 

Committee meetings should be arrang- 
ed with the consent of the faculty adviser 
and the Deans. 

If there is important business to attend 
to during the study period, permission 
should be received from the floor moni- 
tor, and it should be attended to quietly 
and quickly, but, as a rule, errands should 
be taken care of before study period. Soft- 
soled slippers should be worn. 

When lights go out students are expect- 
ed to be in their own rooms, and be quiet, 
ready for much-needed rest. 
Work." In order for men and women to have 
well-balanced minds, all the powers of the 
being shouldbe called into use and developed. 
There are in this world many who are 
one-sided because only one set of faculties 
has been cultivated, while others are dwarf- 
ed from inaction. The education of many 
youth is a failure. They overstudy, while 
they neglect that which pertains to the 
practical life. That the balance of the mind 
may be maintained, a judicious system 
of physical work should be combined with 
mental work that there may be a harmon- 
ious development of all the powers." 
Counsels to Teachers, Parents, and Students, 
pp. 295, 296. 

Student Handbook 27 

The School Administration, realizing 
that the students should have a well- 
developed personality, and that all should 
share in responsibility, has adopted the 
plan of requiring all dormitory students to 
work a minimum of ten hours a week. 

Absenses from Work. Should a student 
find it necessary to be absent from work, 
he must immediately make arrangements 
with his work superintendent. In cases 
of illness, he will also contact the health 
service. For tardiness or failure to report 
to work without making satisfactory ar- 
rangements, the student is fined. Those 
who repeatedly absent themselves unneces- 
sarily will be subject to severe discipline. 


Mail. The mail is carried to and from 
the school homes daily. When writing 
to students, correspondents should add the 
name of the school and the school home 
to the address; this insures delivery. 

No student living in the school home 
will hold a post office box. 

Laundry. All the student's clothing and 
bedding which is to be laundered must be 
marked with full name in indelible ink. 
Laundry bags should be provided. All laun- 
dry must be ready to be taken to the laundry 
within the appointed time. 

School Store. School supplies, stationery, 

28 Southern Missionary College 

toilet articles, etc., may be purchased at 
the store. 

Fire-Drills. In preparation for fire emer- 
gency, students are organized into units and 
given practice in fire-drill. 

Valuables. The school is not responsible 
foi money or other valuables kept by the 
student. To insure safety, all but small 
amounts of money shoud be deposited at 
the accounting office. 

Advisers for Student Organizations. The 
President reserves the right to appoint ad- 
visers for all student organizations. 

Senior Advisory Committee. A commit- 
tee for graduating class activities will be 
appointed by the faculty at the beginning 
of the second semester. 

Resident and Non-Resident Status. All 
unmarried students whose parents or legal 
guardians do not reside in the vicinity 
college are required to live in the school 
homes. Exceptions to this rule are made 
only by the Administration. 

Play. Academy students may not engage 
in games or play during the morning school 

Damages. Students will be charged for 
damage done to school property by them. 

Trespassing on Roofs. Students are 
forbidden to go onto the roof of any college 
building except when making repairs at the 
direction of the management. 

Student Handbook 29 

Permissions. No one should go to the 
village or be away from the school homes 
for any length of time or sleep in any room 
other than his own without obtaining per- 
mission from the Dean of Men or the Dean 
of Women. 

Permission to go from the school, or any 
leave which involves absence from any 
school assignment, such as class, chapel, 
or Sabbath services, must be obtained from 
the President by the use of the Leave of 
Absence Blank. 

Reading. Novels and cheap story mag- 
azines aire not permitted in the school. 
The library provides an excellent selection 
of good reading. 

Music and Radios. Radios or phono- 
graphs will not be allowed in the students 
rooms. Jazz, swing, and cheap music is 
not permitted on the campus. 

Typewriters. School typewriters are not 
to be used for the typing of personal ma- 
terial unless arrangements are made for the 
rental of the typewriter. 

Telephones. The school telephones 
should be used for business purposes only. 
Permission should be sought of the one in 
charge of the dormitory phone when a 
call must be made. Long distances calls 
are made by paying cash, or by reversing 
the charge. 

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Guests. The ability of the school to 
entertain guests is limited because of lack 
of room and other facilities. The school 
usually provides one guest room in each 
home. Those who expect to be guests of 
the school should notify either the Dean of 
Men or the Dean of Women in sufficient 
time so that proper reservations can 
be made. Our students are here for 
work and Christian growth; guests are 
therefore requested not to interfere 
with the regularity of the student's 
program and proper Sabbath observance. 
No guest or stranger should go to a stu- 
dent's room without the knowledge of the 
one in charge of the home. 

All guests remaining in either school home 
overnight are expected to register in the 
office of the Dean. Any student enter- 
taining a guest in his room overnight 
without previous arrangement and the 
registration of the guest, may be charged 
fifty cents per night. 

Parents visiting their children at the 
school are expected to make proper ar- 
rangements with the Dean regarding 
any plan which would interfere with 
the regular assigned work, and in no 
case should any affair be arranged which 
would be out of harmony with the school regu- 
lations governing the conduct o) students. 

Health Service. The college employs 

Student Handbook 31 

school nurses who, in conjunction with 
physicians, are charged with the duty of 
safeguarding the health cf the students. The 
medical fee covers the following services: 
The care of minor ailments and acci- 
dents, simple remedies and dressings, 
necessary office calls and treatments, 
and general nursing service in the homes. 
This fee does not cover tray service, 
special nursing and treatments, hospi- 
tal fees, or Operations. In case of an 
epidemic or extended illness, other arrange- 
ments may te necessary. 

As far as possible, all necessary dental 
and optical work should be cared for by 
students before entering the college, since 
serious interference with school work results 
from frequent appointments with a doctor 
during the school term. 

In order that excuses may be valid, any- 
one who is sick, and is absent from school 
or work, should report his sickness immedi- 
ately to the Health department, or to his 
Dean. Excuses will not be accepted after 
one week from the absence. 

Students confined by the Health Service 
may not be visited by students of the op- 
posite sex. 

Care of Personal Property. Students 
leaving school should remove their personal 
effects at the time they leave. The college 
will not accept responsibility for packing 
or shipping personal effects or baggage. 

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Vacation Conduct. Students who remain 
in the college residence halls after the close 
of the academic year, who come before the 
opening of a given semester or summer 
session, or who remain during the holiday 
season, are under the same general regula- 
tions of the college as during the regular 
school year or during the summer school. 

The Sprinkler System. The principal 
buildings are equipped with automatic 
sprinklers for fire protection. 

The valves are placed at intervals on the 
pipes, so constructed that a small amount 
of heat (160 degrees 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 also cause this reaction. 

Students should not tamper at any time 
with any valve or any part of the equip- 
ment. Failure to follow this instruction 
may result in severe penalty. 

An automatic alarm will start ringing 
very loudly whenever the system goes into 
operation. This will indicate that a flood 
of water is being released into the building. 

Loss and Recovery of Personal Property. 

The college cannot hold itself responsible 
for the loss of personal property. Students 
are asked to provide themselves with brief 
cases or other means of caring for their books 
and other personal belongings so they will 

Student Handbook 33 

not be left lying about the buildings. Arti- 
cles that are found are left at the Regis- 
trar's Office. 


"Our relations to one another are not to 
be governed by human standards. " — 
Counsels to Teachers p. 256. 

"Under . . . the untimely excitement of 
courtship and marriage, many students 
fail to reach that height of mental develop- 
ment which they might otherwise have at- 
tained."— Ibid., p. 68. 

"Those who are possessed of a love-sick 
sentimentalism, and make their attendance 
at«the school an opportunity for courting 
and exchanging improper attentions, should 
be brought under the closest restrictions." 
—Testimonies Vol. 4, p. 209 

"Some of those who attend the college 
do not properly improve their time. Full 
of the buoyancy of youth, they spurn the 
restraint that is brought to bear upon them. 
Especially do they rebel against the rules 
that will not allow young gentlemen to pay 
their attentions to young ladies. Full well is 
known the evil of such a course in this degen- 
erate age. In a college where so many youth 
are associated, imitating the customs of the 
world in this respect would turn the thoughts 
in a channel that would hinder them in their 
pursuit of knowledge, and in their interest 

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in religious things. The infatuation on the 
part of both young men and women in thus 
placing the affections upon each other dur- 
ing school days, shows a lack of good 
judgment. Under this bewitching delusion, 
the momentous responsibility felt by every 
sincere Christian is laid aside, spirituality 
dies, and the Judgment and eternity lose 
their awful significance." — Testimonies, 
Vol. 5, p. 110. 

Read also "Counsels to Teachers," pp 

A friendly social intermingling of young 
men and women in classes, the dining room, 
and school activities is encouraged Senti- 
mentalism and conspicuous attentions "are 
forbidden. Announcements of engagements 
or weddings should not be sent out during 
the school year. 

Privilege Card. At the beginning of the 
school year, each student will be given a 
card entitling him to certain privileges 
listed. This card may be called in at any 
time if the student does not carry out the 
school regulations. 

Escorting. Upon the subject of escorting 
two points need to be considered. The 
common practice of waiting at the 
door of a public building to accompany 
a lady home is rude, and hence cannot be 
tolerated at any time by any well-regulated 

Student Handbook 35 

home or school. There is only one proper 
mode of escorting a lady, except in case of 
emergency, and that is for the gentleman 
to go to the home of the lady, and with the 
knowledge and full consent of her parents, 
accompany her to a public gathering, sit 
with her during the exercises, and see her 
safely and directly home at the close. But 
during school it is not best to permit un- 
restricted even this mode of escorting, be- 
cause general permission would bring a 
spirit of sentimentalism into the school 
which would interfere with study and good 
order; while discrimination would be re- 
garded as favoritism, producing jealousy 
and leading to reckless transgression. 

In case of students who are sufficiently 
mature, well advanced in their course of 
study, and whose general conduct and schol- 
arship are satisfactory, permission may be 
granted young men to call upon young 
ladies in their home or school parlor. Per- 
mission for such calls should be obtained 
from the President, who may confer with 
the Dean of Women and the Dean of Men. 

Attendance at social gatherings is per- 
mitted only upon approval of the President, 
and those arranging for such gatherings 
should confer with him before extending 
invitations. Requests for all such gatherings 
should be submitted long enough in ad- 
vance to permit proper consideration. The 

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names of those desiring to participate 
should be submitted, except in cases where 
general permission is given. 

The following requirements for escorting 
apply to all matriculated students and 
to all couples of which one member is a stu- 
dent, and hold for all social occasions where 
there is definite coupling, such as lyceum 
programs, parlor privileges, picnics, parties, 
class field trips, on or off the campus: 

Scholarship — The student must have 
no conditions (E), or incompletes (I), for 
present or past work. 

Conduct — The student must demon- 
strate good standards of conduct and social 

No student may accept an invitation 
which will take him away from any school 
exercise, unless those issuing the invitation 
shall previously confer with the President. 

Activities. "The student has a special 
work to do in the school itself. In the school 
room and in the school home there are mis- 
sionary fields awaiting his labors." — Coun- 
sels to Teackeis, p. 552. 

"They are not to look forward to a time 
after the school term closes, when they will 
do some "large work for God, but should 
study how, during their student life, to 
yoke up with Christ in unselfish service for 
others." Ibid., p. 547. 

"From our colleges and training schools 

Student Handbook 37 

missionaries are to be sent forth to distant 
lands. While at school let the student 
improve every opportunity to prepare for 
this work. Here they are to be tested and 
proved, that it may be seen what their adap- 
tability is, and whether they have a right 
hold from above. If they have a living con- 
nection with heaven, they will have an in- 
fluence for good on those with whom they 
come in contact." — Ibid., p. 549. 

"You have the Pattern, Christ Jesus; 
walk in His footsteps, and you will be quali- 
fied to fill any and every position that you 
may be called upon to occupy." — Funda- 
mentals of Christian Education, p. 303. 

"Love and loyalty to Christ are the 
springs of all true service. In the heart 
touched by His love, there is begotten a de- 
sire to work for Him." — Education, p. 

Students and teachers of our schools unite 
in a number of activities which qualify 
young men and women for service in har- 
mony with the above instruction. The num- 
ber of these activities in which students may 
engage depends upon scholarship, physical 
strength, and manifest loyalty to the stan- 
dards of Christian education, and will be 
limited at the discretion of the faculty. 
Among these activities are the following: 

The Sabbath School. Gives opportunity 
for many to gain experience in class teaching, 

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in serving as officers, and in assisting in 
public service. 

The Missionary Volunteer Society. With 
its weekly general meetings and various 
bands, gives active direction to Christian 
help work and to other lines of missionary 
endeavor, and fosters the student's individ- 
ual Christian experience through emphasis 
on prayer and Bible study. 

The Gospel Workers' Seminar. Seeks 
to train young men and women for active 
soul-winning service by affording oppor- 
tunity in systematic study and experience 
in the various branches of personal work, 
the conducting of public meetings, and the 
presenting of religious themes before an 
audience under the supervision of an ex- 
perienced instructor. 

The School Paper. The school paper 
gives opportunity for a corps of students 
under advisers to conduct the literary and 
business affairs of a publication, and pro- 
vides a literary outlet for aspiring writers. 

The Music Organizations. Such organi- 
zations as the Glee Club, the Lyric Club, 
the Chorus, the A Cappella Choir, the 
Orchestra and the Band, provide practice in 
rendering in public the best class of music. 

Student Handbook 39 


"There is a distinction between recrea- 
tion and amusement. Recreation, when true 
to its name, re-creation, tends to strength- 
en and build up. Calling us aside from 
ordinary cares and occupations, it affords 
refreshment for mind and body, and thus 
enables us to return with new vigor to the 
earnest work of life. Amusement, on the 
other hand is songht for the sake of pleas- 
sure, and is often carried to excess; it ab- 
sorbs the energies that are required for 
useful work, and thus proves a hindrance 
to life's true success." — Education, p. 207 
In keeping with our accepted denomina- 
tional standards, we are glad to provide 
many wholesome recreational activities. 
Our fortunate location, nestled, as it is 
among the hills of Tennessee, lends itself to 
many out-of-door and healthful types of 
recreation. A lighted playground has re- 
cently been provided, and the gymnasium 
serves well for volley ball and marches. 
The tennis court affords healthful exercise, 
and with the physical education classes, 
the Medical Cadet Corps, and the many 
hikes and picnics, we can offer our students 
a proper balance of the physical to accom- 
pany the spiritual, mental and social privi- 
leges our young people need. Read Luke 


Absences from Religious Services 13 

Activities ^6 

Association 33 

Chaperonage 15 

Christian Recreation 39 

Dining Room 23 

Dress for Young Women and Men 16-18 

Foreword 4 

Fundamental Principles 6 

General Information 27 

Health Service 30 

How to Reach the College 5 

Kind of Students Welcome 9 

Leaving Campus 20 

Motor Vehicles 19 

School Home Regulations 21 

Social Policies 14 

Standards Governing All Students, Resident or 

Dormi>ory 1 

The Student's Ideal 9 

Work PoJfcy 26 

What to Bring 5 

"One earnest, conscientious, faithful 
young man in a school is an inestimable 
treasure. Angels of heaven look lovingly 
upon him, and in the ledger of heaven is 
recorded every work of righteousness, 
every temptation resisted, every evil over- 
come. He is laying up a good foundation 
against the time to come, that he may 
lay hold on eternal life." — Counsels to 
Teachers, pp. 96, 99.