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The Mountain Trail
THE MOUITTAIN TR.\IL
Published monthly by the pupils of
Subscription rates payable in advance
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Editor-in-Chief ----- L. C, Nix
Associate Editor - - Elner IIcDowell
Advertising Manager - - Doris Potts
Assistant Advertising Manager - - -
Circulation Manager-Edith Cri.mkleton
Society Editor - - - - Jessie Keener
Hunor Editor ------ Eugene Paul
EleventhGrade - - - Ernest Munger
Tenth Grade - -• Virginia Edwards
Ninth Grade - - - - Victor Smith
Eighth Grade - - Fred Littleton
Faculty Adviser - - Miss Whiteside
PROGRESS OF OUR SCHOOL
Since we have been printing a news
paper for only a short time, few people
realize the progress our school is
making. I shall discuss briefly some of
the improvements which have been made
during the past three years.
A well equipped lunch room has been
added, whore the pupils may get a wp^rm
lunch at a very lov; price.
Since 1936, the Scaly pupils have
been brought to this school on busses.
This helps the students to get a higher
education, since there is not a high
school at Scalyj and also gives us a
In 1956, a radio was purchased for
our school, which is educational as well
This year through the kindness of
IxT. DuPree, the pupilr have the opportu
nity to take a Bible c;ourse^ At the be
ginning of the school d-'c/ a short devo
tional period is givan which the students
take part in as well ;?.s rhe teachers.
Decenber 2, 1938
During this last tv;o years a’ large num
ber of books have been added to the
library, among which there is a set of
reference books given by Mrs. F.R.Georgia.
The school also subscribes regularly to
eighteen educational magazines, which
circulate through both the elementary
and high school departments.
In 1936, a number of comfortable
seats replaced the older ones in the au
ditor ii.un* Two now stoves replaced the
lie have a science laboratory in our
school which is better equipped than the
average high school laboratory. This
year a static machine has been added.
This machine has a number of uses; in
cluding the creation of higher charges
of electricity by friction.
During the past three years more rock
walls have been built, and more flowers
and shrubbery planted*
Vie ha.ve our own Mimeograph with which
we print "The Mountain Trail” as well as
do other necessary printing for the
V'e thank you parents for your co
operation in the past; and ask you to
kindly extend it in the future that our
school may keep progressing.
im' 1'^ CAN IMPROVE OTJR SCHOOL
Dr, Frank Crane said, "The supreme bus
iness of the school is to develop a
sense of justice, the power of initia
tive, independence of character, correct
social and civic habits, and the ability
to cooperate tovmrd the common good."
Citizens everywhere now consider the
school one of the essential institutions
of the community. So the free public
schools were begun and developod to
make a more efficient citizenship. Here
all are given a chance in curricular and
From the point of view of the
pupil v/e find that he has several