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A Mountain Stream 

Lookout Mountain 

STg j ") INDING through the Cumber- 
/ land Mountains and along the 
banks of the Tennessee River, ran the 
trail of the Cherokee Indians a hundred 
years ago. On this path they passed to 
battle and to hunt when this country was 
a wilderness, hardly touched by the finger 
of civilization. They swam the river, 
climbed the hills, glided through 

the valleys, lost themselves in 
dense forests, twanged their bow 
strings with the speeding arrows, 
lit their camp fires on the moun- 
tain peaks. 

Now they are here no more. 
The great Cherokee Nation has 
been scattered to the four winds, 
but their name remains, and the 
beauty of the country remains, and 
the beauty of the river, of hills, 
of great mountains. The trail of 
the Cherokees, also remains, climbing 
from the water's edge to the top of the 
Cumberland range. No longer, however, 
is the trail a pathway of rock and dirt. 
It is a ribbon of concrete linking North 
and South. It is a part of the Dixie 
Highway, called the Cherokee Trail 
for those miles where the flashing cars 
follow the footsteps of the Indian Bravei 


The beauty of the scenery of 
this region endears the Cumber- 
lands to all who come. Each 
magnificent scene is enhanced in 
charm and interest by some inti- 
mate historic association either 
of the days of the Cherokees 
when they paid tribute to the 
natural beauty and richness of 
East Tennessee by selecting these 
valleys and mountains as their 
domain, or of the war days when in 
this same territory was settled the 
fate of the nation by the contending 
armies, North and South. 

In the heart of this scenic southland 

Southern Junior College was established 

in 1916, a Christian institution of higher 

^learning, whose purpose it was to provide 

thorough and systematic instruction in 

§ the arts and sciences; and to impart 

Umbrella Rock — Lookout Mountain 

such a knowledge and understanding of 
the Scriptures as would lead to a genuine 
religious life ; while surrounding the 
student with an environment whose 
native beauty would provide an atmos- 
phere conducive to study and mental 


Sunset Rock—Lookout Mountain 

XTXjf ERE one may see the work of 
~-\JjL Nature, unchanged by the hand 
of man. Virgin timber, towering overhead 
in pristine dignity; mountain trails that 
wind about through thickets and provide 
a scenic surprise at each new turn in the 
way; rocky eminences that offer wonder- 
ful panoramic visions of this romantic 
country; mountain streams that rush in 
mad frenzy to reach the lower levels of 
less scenic areas; rocky caverns in which 
the hand of Nature has sculptured in 
the long ago in varied fantastic shapes 
a duplicate of the scenery above ground ; 
all these may be seen on the College 
estate or within an hour's ride or hike 
from the College homes. 

Here close at hand the student of 
history will find not only a wealth of 
native beauty, but also a region that is 
not surpassed anywhere in the United 
States for its historic interest. In the 
vicinity of the College is a series of great 
and interesting battlefields, for it was 
here in 1863-64 that the fate of the 
nation was decided. Practically ever; 

foot of this vicinity possesses historic 
significance. Chickamauga Park un- 
doubtedly leads in historic interest, for 
in this 5,563 acre Government Park are 
embraced Chickamauga Battlefields, 
where one of the nation's most terrific 
battles was waged for days. 

Over 2,000 monuments, markers and 
tablets, erected by the various States, 
commemorate the four major battles 
fought here during the War between 
the States. The student will find Mis- 
sionary Ridge with its miles of winding 
drives, along which are to be seen 
numerous monuments and markers com- 
memorating the fierce struggle which 
took place in those belligerent days, a 
never failing stimulus to his study of 
American History. 

Lookout Mountain, where was fought 
the famous "Battle Above the Clouds," 
as well as Orchard Knob where Grant's 
I headquarters were located in the Chatta- 
nooga campaign, provide a scenic as 

ell as historic attraction to the lover 
f history. 


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^JpTHDRAWNfrom the driving 
^ML/ din of the city, secluded on its 

mountain estate of over 700 acres, South- 
ern Junior College is endowed with all 
the factors conducive to the symmetrical 
development of student mind and char- 
acter. Aside from the advantages of a 
fascinating environment, many reasons 
can be given why student life is partic- 
ularly profitable at the College. The facts 
from which these statements are drawn 
form a firm basis upon which the even 
tenor of student contentment at Sou- 
thern Junior College rests. 

Its atmosphere reflects peace and con- 
tentment; its faculty is a group of well- 
trained, experienced Christian men and 
women, who sense that their responsi- 
bility to their students is that of fellow- 
ship, not mere fact-production; its 
equipment for the teaching of the labora- 
tory sciences provides the student a 
richness of opportunity which fully satis- 
fies his expectations; its industrial 
opportunities for students of limite 
means solve what is frequently one o 
the vexing problems of student lifi 

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The social life is sympathetically and 
wisely directed by men and women who 
understand the problems of youth, and 
who seek to build character through 
social contacts rather than merely 
to provide diversion; and underlying 
all is the mighty motivation of a dyma- 
mic religious experience that is distinc- 
tively Christian. 

Probably no better conception of the 
work and ideals of this unique institution 
can be obtained than that which is 
derived from contact with students who 
have spent one or more j r ears in training 
at Southern Junior College. Almost 
without exception students regard their 
years at the College as being the richest 
and finest of life, a preparation and 
training which hundreds have found 
fruitful in later life, and upon which they 
look back with fond and grateful ap- 
'■Jk preciation. 

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From the mountain one sees 
panoramas far below, and 

(3^9 VISIT to the College is not complete 

•^ until one has been atop Lookout 



thrills in admiration of Nature's handi- 
work. Rising from the very edge of the 
mighty Tennessee River can be seen an 
entrancing view of the famous Moccasin 
Bend, the valleys stretching down each 
flank of the mountain, and Chattanooga 
surrounded by ridges and mountains. 
More history has been made in the area 
seen from the top of Lookout Mountain 
than in any comparative area in the 
United States. 

From this rocky eminence one may 
catch a view of the mountainous scenery 
of five different States, while far below 
may be seen the trains threading their 
way over ribbons of steel, and scores of 
cars winding along the famous Cherokee 


Missionary Ridge affords a commanding 
view of Chattanooga on the west, and 
wonderful panoramic visions on the 
east. Observation towers at various 
points along the "Ridge" afford an 
opportunity to obtain a splendid view 
of the country for miles around. Crest 
Drive, which runs the entire length 
of Missionary Ridge, is dotted with 
scores of interesting tablets and markers, 
recalling the troubled times during the 
War between the States. These historic 
places are an endless source of interest to 
our visitors, and the objective of many 
student trips to provide diversion from 
the routine of school life. 



^HE Christian College is more than an educational institution with a religious bias. The train- 
ing given students in the Christian College should give the student more than a knowledge of 
scientific facts or mathematical formulae. It must give more than a perspective of history, or an 
appreciation of literature. In a sense peculiarly characteristic, such a college must combine the develop- 
ment of intellect, industry, and integrity. 

The intellectual or scholastic standards maintained must be not merely the equivalent of those main- 
tained in public institutions. The example of the divine Leader of the Christian church, who even as 
a youthful prodigy excited the wonder of the intellectual leaders of His day, who in His ministry spoke 
three languages, who read accurately and intimately the lives of His hearers, and ministered to them in 
so masterful a manner that His words of blessing and benediction excited the comment, "Never man spake 
like this man," should ever be a stimulus to the highest of intellectual attainment in the schools that bear 
His name. 

The example of the Carpenter of Nazareth has dignified for all time the manual trades. In elevating 
the conception of mankind concerning the dignity of labor, He set also a standard of diligent and persever- 
ing application to routine duties. The measure to which a school develops in a student the capacity for 
intelligent self -direction, will determine the effectiveness of the training which has been imparted. While 
the disciplinary value of strictly intellectual activities is not to be overlooked, it should be observed that 
manual labor carries with it a training in initiative and dependability, and has a disciplinary value that can 
be obtained in no other way. Here again the Christian College may catch a vision of its mission through 
the study of the life and ideals of the Master Teacher. 

But the greatest function of the Christian College lies in giving a training in integrity — in character 
— to its students. In an age that is peculiarly characterized by but little else than the two motives of mak- 
ing a living and finding amusement, it becomes increasingly apparent that the Christian College has a 
large service to perform. By casting the plastic lives of its students in the mould of Christian principles, 
k *tideals, and objectives, there will be sent on into the world men and women who meet the appeal of the 
spired writer who called for "men who will not be bought or sold; men who in their inmost souls are 
e and honest; men who do not fear to call sin by its right name; men whose conscience is as true to 
ty as the needle to the pole; men who will stand for right though the heavens fall." 


Normal Building Adminisl 

Panoramic View of Southern Junior College 

Ition Building 
-- White Oak Mountain in the Background 



A Student Group at "The Door of Opportunity" 

URING the school year of 1929-1930 there were enrolled as students in the College 
a total of 324. Of this number 73 were enrolled in College courses, 179 in the Col- 
lege Preparatory Department, 72 in the Elementary school. These students were drawn 
from a widely scattered territory. The office statistics show the following distribution : 

Kentucky, 12; North Carolina, 14; Alabama, 33; Florida, 55; Louisiana, 10; 
Tennessee, 139; Georgia, 17; Mississippi, 17; South Carolina, 6; Other States, 21 
The appreciation of the constituency of the College for the sound basis of scholar- 
maijrtained in the institution as well as approval of its high moral and^Cnristi; 
s is evidenced by^the constant growth in enrollment i 



The Normal Building 

RECENT improvement made at the College is the new Normal Building, which 
. provides an excellent modern school building for the students enrolled in the ele- 
mentary grades, and serves also as a demonstration school for the advanced students who 
are majoring in Education. Three teachers, all of whom are college graduates, are em- 
ployed under the supervision of a competent Normal Director and her assistant. A v2 
large recreation room for use in inclement weather, together with a well equipped play- 
ground^royides adequately for the physical needs of the students who attend thjs" 





A Teacher's Home 

/^r^p^jNE of the features of student life at the College is the informal associa- 

\ly tion of teachers with students, not alone in the class room, but on the 

campus outside of school hours. Nearly all of the teachers reside in close proximity to the 

residence halls of the College, and their homes are open to students in frequent social 

[/unctions, as well as for personal help and counsel whenever the student desires it. ^ 

It is this friendly relationship which has probably done more than any other, factor 

cooperative relationship between faculty an d studen t 



A Corner in the Chemistry Laboratory 

HE Chemistry laboratory is equipped with a full complement of chemical 
glassware, chemicals, gas, water, compressed air, electricity, distilled water, 
and supplies to provide for the exacting demands of the advanced student in Chemis- 
try. Definite annual appropriations in this department assure the maintenance of 
standard of efficiency of which Southern Junior College is justly proud. 

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A View of the Sewing Room 

^^TJHE sewing room is well-equipped with electric sewing machines, cutting tables, 
lockers, and fitting room. The class rooms of the building are large, and well- 
'. flighted rooms to enable students to perform their work under the most favorable^ 
ircumstances. Courses of instruction are outlined in harmony with the require- y<; 
ents of the State Department of Education, and a high standard of jfficiencjw 
aintained. ^**y^* 

A View of the Reading Room 

LIBRARY of 5,000 volumes is open daily for student use. A large, well-light- 
ed room provides a pleasant place for students to study during study periods. 
Definite annual appropriation provides for regular increase in the number of books on the 
shelves, as well as the number of current periodicals which are made available for 
student use. The library is under the supervision of a trained librarian, and en^ 
couiagemeTrtPi&jnven to students to cultivate the reading habit during -leisure t 




Model Dining Room — Home Economics Department 

~^HE model dining room serves as a demonstration room for the students 
in Home Economics. This room provides opportunity for practical demon- 
rations of approved table etiquette by members of the Home Economics classes. ^ 

is also occasionally used for informal student dinners, with consent of the instructor. 



The Senior Class -- 1930 

Front Row: Alvan M. Smith, Wilbur H. Groth. Felton T. Lorren, Robert R. Ford, Mary Eulala White, Ida 
Marguerite Moore, Minna H. Marshall, Leah Lucile Hoskins, Herbert Cecil McClure, Homer Lee Gooch, H. A. 
Braddock Jr., C. Richard French. 

Middle Row: Patsy Louise Beaty, Anna Marjorie Randall, Margie Pauline Luttrell, Clara Mae Anderson, A. D. 
McKee, Ward B. Shaw, Eva Maude Wilson, Thomas Hall, Wava Alene Rogers, Dema Malvina Zachary, Frances 
Marie Webb, Janet Catherine Amacker, Carolyn McClure. 

Standing: Barbara Doris Kirstein, Jennie Lynn Clarke, Joseph D. Dobbs, Burnice Inez Beauchamp, Billie Weaver, 
Earline Foshee, Dorothy May Ulmer, E. Lewell Smith, Edythe Cobet-Williams, Walter E. Williams, Lewis A. Bascom, 
Lottie Gertrude Dickerson, Albert Lee Dickerson, Monroe Franklin Loyd, Gladys Lavinia Null, Minnie Lee CartencpJ 
, Albert Hayne Macy, Mildred Hilderbrandt, Vincent M. Elmore Jr., Bonnie Catherine Coggin, Emma Lou Ford, Ellen X/{ 
Elizabeth Ingram, Martha Ivy Hair. 

Coralee Rutsell, Irmie Lee Morrow, Clay Millard, Dorothy Higgens. 



The Chapel Hour 

aT^J) ROBABLY no single function of the school contributes in a larger measure 

c ^- > to the moulding of student character and ideals as well as the creation of a 

healthy school spirit than does the Chapel Hour. The brief devotional exercise is fol- 

j^Sji lowed by a lecture of inspirational, or cultural value, given either by some member of 

he College staff, or some prominent visiting speaker. The Chapel Hour is anticipated 

y students as one of the interesting exercises of the daily program 

A Corner of the Physics Laboratory 

RECENT major investment in physical equipment has brought the Physics De- 
X, partment to a high plane of efficiency in laboratory procedure . Students have 
%, opportunity to work with new equipment under ideal conditions. Definite annus 
appropriation for equipment and supplies assures the permanent efficiency and strength 
*pf the laboratory courses in this department. 

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A View of the College Press Equipment 

N HE College Press provides employment for approximately ten students each 
year, who wish to work to defray their school expenses. During the past year re- 
munerative employment to the extent of $4976.32 was given in this department. A 
recent addition to the building in which this department is housed, has provided for 
le expansion of the department. Approximately $25,000.00 is now invested in 
le equipment of the Press. In addition to the industrial opportunities afforded students 
jy this department, the College maintains a separate laboratory, in which jpstructi 



The College Dairy — Feeding Time 

PURE-BRED herd of Jersey cows is the source of all milk and cream used in the 
College cafeteria. The herd is regularly inspected for tuberculosis, and is monthly 

inspected by the Hamilton County Dairy Improvement Association, of which the College 
is a member. The College Herd has repeatedly taken leading places both in the Countj 
and also in the State in competition with other herds. Patrons of the school are assured ' 
of dairy products that are wholesome, and of high quality. The dairy provideji^rSplenc 
se students who are interested in Animal Hush 

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Ice Plant and Cold Storage Rooms 

HE College has recently erected a dairy house, in which is housed, in addition 
to the usual equipment for handling of milk and dairy products, an ice plant 
and cold storage rooms for the preservation of food stuffs of various kinds. Ice for 
all needs of the institution is provided by this plant as well as for the domestic use of £§ 

the families residing in the vicinity of the College. The plant has a capacity of 4,200 Vf t 
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outhern Junior College offers marked induce- 
ments as a residential college of distinctive 
ideals in character development, and of superior 
standards in scholarship and Christian culture. Students 
of earnest purpose and clean life who come here will invari- 
ably find a welcome and genuine hospitality in keeping 
with the best tradition of "The Old South." You will find 
the atmosphere is tinged with a feeling that is conducive to 
personal happiness and college pride. You will find a large 
body of earnest young men and women of high ideals who 
are living for the better things in the present life, and for 
the hereafter. You will find a sympathetic corps of teach- 
ers, who are endeavoring to live wisely and dynamically 
with their students in an endeavor to inspire them to make 
the most of life. You will not find student life at College- 
dale "soft" or "easy," though we believe you will find it 
attractive and profitable. Southern Junior College de- 
sires a superior class of serious minded students who are 
living with a purpose, and who are willing to work to 
realize their objectives. 

Long possessed of a reputation for the building of 
stalwart manhood and noble womanhood, the College 
extends to the earnest, ambitious young men and women 
of the Southland the invitation and opportunity to con- 
tinue their education in a Christian environment and 
influence that will give meaning to life, and purpose to 

For those of limited resources there are extensive in- 
dustrial opportunities. Each year many students find 
it possible in this way to continue their training, when 
otherwise it would not be possible. During a recent school 
year more than one-third of the entire student body earned 
half or more of the total expense involved in attending 
the College. 

For catalogue and additional information, address: 
Southern Junior College, 

Collegedale, Tennessee. 
"A School of Standards"