PINE CONE 1940

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 17: PMSS Publications (Published by the School)

THE PINE CONE 1940 – October, November, December

TAGS: The Pine Cone, Pine Mountain (KY) Settlement School, student publications, workers, editorials, student government, Guidance Institute, rural teachers, boarding students, classes, World War II, libraries, clubs, hospitals, nurses, dental clinics, safety days, PTA, Social Security committee, folk plays, camp counselors, Barter Theater, books, Co-op Store, Boy’s House, softball games, H.M.S. Pinafore, Thanksgiving Ball, new Laurel House, costume parties, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, molasses stir-off, Ayrshire cows, campus guests, alumni notes, Christmas activities, Nativity play, poems, dramatizations, national defense jobs, Health Association, Line Fork, debates, Print Shop


CONTENT – October 1940, Vol 5, No. 1

Page 01
“Students Revise Government” [rules for attaining 3 grades of School citizenship]
Fillers: “Community Day”
“Annual Guidance Institute Convenes” [third year; activities and accomplishments of Guidance Institute]
“Three Harlan High Schools Represented in Round Table” [discussed problems of area youth]
“Rural Teachers and Consultants Meet”

Page 02
THE PINE CONE – “A school and community paper published monthly by the students of Pine Mountain Settlement School.”
Editor – Robert L. Blanton
Assistant Editor – Eleanor Ayers
Business Manager – Fred C. Jones
Assistant Manager – Willard Enix
Reporters – June Anderson, Bonnie Ayers, Mabel Beeler, Helen Cornett, Oral Howard, Theda Hackman, R.L. Huddleston, Majel Jones, Emmy Mullins, Velma Peters, Nelle Shuler, Jewell Weaver
Adviser – Vera R. Hackman

“Welcome” [More new P.M. students than ever before: of the 90 boarding students in residence, 39 are first-timers; 27 day students]
“Go to It, Young Americans” [How the war is affecting our lives]
“Girls Grease Cars” [Lists the 9 freshman girls are taking Mechanics class under Mr. Areson as part of their Survey Course.]
“Library Catalogued” [Partial cataloguing of P.M. library by 2 volunteer workers, Miss Sue Pullens and Miss Virginia McDonough from Berea College; accessioned 3,000 books using Dewey decimal system; Miss Edith Cold, librarian and teacher of library science; lists recent gifts to library]
“Gymnastic Club Organizes” [By Karl Henson and Herman Irick; 15 members so far]

Page 03
“Hospital Extends Services” [Status changed from infirmary to small hospital; 6-12 beds are filled continuously; two affiliate nurses from Berea Hospital, Ivra Hill and Elsie Flick, took Social Welfare Training at the hospital; Miss Elizabeth Cain, Berea graduate, is substituting for Miss Grace M. Rood; Kentucky Dental Unit held for 2 weeks in trailer on campus]
“Safety Day in Harlan” [Miners and visitors attend first aid demonstrations and other activities]
“Creech School Organizes P.T.A. for Coming Year: [Lists officers and program committee]
“Social Security Committee Issues Numbers” [Four commission members visit P.M.; eligibility]

Page 04
“Creech School Visited” [Community classes visited Creech School to study educational methods]
“New Staff Members Arrive Early” [To attend Guidance Institute; Miss Edith Cold returned; August Angel returned to run Print Shop; Mr. Malcolm Arny is new Counselor; Miss Ella Trufant, housemother and singing teacher; Miss Barbara Spelman, office bookkeeper; Mrs. Edith Jones, secretary; Miss Nancy Ward, home economics teacher; Miss Myrtle Lee Green, itinerant home economics worker; Mrs. Birdena Bishop, Community Group teacher]
“Dramatic Club Will Produce Folk Plays” [15 members to present club’s first one-act plays]

Page 05
“College Students Enjoy Work at Pine Mountain” [Lists names of summer work camp counselors.]
“Workers Attend Barter Theater” [Dr. Latham Hatcher and Miss Marion Humble, departing Institute consultants, took workers to performance in Abingdon, VA.]
“War Worker Visits Pine Mountain” [Miss Anne Kivimaki gives talk to faculty club about her work in Finland.]
“Books to Enjoy” [Gift of 3 books by May Justis from Miss Marion Humble; review of “Bambi” by Felix Salten.]

Page 06
“War Worker Visits School (continued from page five)”
“Institute Convenes (continued from page one)”
“Co-Op Organized” [Directed by Miss Gladys Hill, assisted by Carl Farley and Louise Hawn; operates in Schoolhouse; will move to Laurel House]
“Youth Round Table (continued from page one)”
Mrs. [Mary Rockwell] Hook Inspects Laurel House” [Accompanied by Mrs. James F. Trimble; girls to move from Industrial Building to Laurel House.]
Boys House Remodeled” [Describes improvements]
“Halloween Party” [to be held]

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CONTENT – November 1940, Vol 5, No. 2

Page 01
Ads for upcoming events: Pinafore and Thanksgiving Ball
“Community Folk Enjoy Gathering on Campus; Big Laurel Wins Soft Ball Game 4-2” [Sponsored by Community Group with Mrs. Bishop’s advice.]
“Ball and Light Opera to be Given Thanksgiving” [Pinafore, directed by Glyn A. Morris; lists players; Senior class planning Thanksgiving Ball as grand opening of new Laurel House]
“Mask for Hallowe’en” [Announcing costume party]
“New Dramatic Club Features Folk Plays” [First productions were three one-act folk plays; lists players]
Ad: Calls for short stories or poems for The Pine Cone supplement.

Page 02
THE PINE CONE – “Member, Columbia Scholastic Press Association 1940-1941”
“A school and community paper published monthly by the students of Pine Mountain Settlement School.”
Editor – Robert L. Blanton
Assistant Editor – Eleanor Ayers
Business Manager – Fred C. Jones
Assistant Manager – Willard Enix
Reporters – June Anderson, Bonnie Ayers, Mabel Beeler, Helen Cornett, Oral Howard, Theda Hackman, R.L. Huddleston, Majel Jones, Emmy Mullins, Velma Peters, Nelle Shuler, Jewell Weaver
Adviser – Vera R. Hackman

“Editorial” [Respect and gratitude for heritage from forefathers]
“Neighbors Make Molasses” [Stir-off at Abner Boggs’ home for community home visitors; running sets; ballad-singing]

Page 03
“School Owns Ayrshire Herd” [18 cows, approximately 42 gallons milk per day; purchased from Farm School in PA; lists names of milkers]
“Girls Assist in Community Clinics” [4 girls in community group let by Dr. Van Kolken visit Green Hill and Incline clinics twice a week; lists names of assistants, secretaries and hosts.]
“Home Visitor Bakes Pies” [Velma Peters assisted Mrs. Oscar Begley]
“Molasses (continued from page two.)” [Nancye and Abner Bogg sang ballads.]
“Community Activities” [News from Big Laurel, Bledsoe, Divide, Incline, Isaac, Line Fork, Little Laurel]

Page 04
“Expert Jelly Maker Tells Ghost Stories” [Christopher Anderson, jelly maker and former P.M. night watchman; helped build Chapel.]
“Folk Plays (continued from page one)” [Names of participants.]
“Campus Guests” [Col. & Mrs. Harold W. Jones; Mr. James Terney; Mrs. Joy Carmody; Miss Mary King Sumner; Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Hoke]
“Students Dance at Festival” [13 P.M. students danced at Harlan Folk Festival.]
“Alumni Notes” [Ruby Ayers; Tom Madon; Ruth Shuler; Helen Madon; John Warren]

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CONTENT – December 1940, Vol. 5 No. 2

Page 01
[Vacation dates included in header]
“Christmas Celebration Will Begin December 15” [Pre-dedication for new Laurel House; campus-wide open house; carol singing; Nativity play; house groups to perform at evening meals]
“Students to Publish New History of Pine Mountain Co-op Movement”:

“This Is Our Home” [Assembly by Co-op English classes to observe American Education Week]
 “New School Co-op History to be Written Next Semester” [By the Co-op students under direction of Miss [Gladys] Hill, Co-op teacher, and Miss Hackman, English teacher; printed by school print shop; excerpts from brief report by Juanita Robinson.]

“Enter the Contest” [Contest to name new girls’ dormitory]

Page 02
THE PINE CONE – “A school and community paper published monthly by the students of Pine Mountain Settlement School.”
Editor – Robert L. Blanton
Assistant Editor – Eleanor Ayers
Business Manager – Fred C. Jones
Assistant Manager – Willard Enix
Reporters – June Anderson, Bonnie Ayers, Mabel Beeler, Helen Cornett, Oral Howard, Theda Hackman, R.L. Huddleston, Majel Jones, Emmy Mullins, Velma Peters, Nelle Shuler, Jewell Weaver
Adviser – Vera R. Hackman
“Member Columbia Scholastic Press Association 1940-1941”

“Heroic Action” [The story of the little match girl]
“What Youth Should Be” [Responsibly voting for U.S. leaders]
“Tell Me A Story” [Mistletoe traditions]
“A Senior’s Prayer” [poem]

Page 03
“India”: “Display on Stage”; “Describes Experiences” [A dramatization presented by William S. Willett]
“Skilled Workers Needed for Defense” [Mr. A.S. Webb Jr., counselor for Junior Placement Service, spoke at assembly about national defense program’s jobs.]
“Health Association Expands” [175 members; rates; rules]
“Line Fork Activities Underway” [Describes Rev. and Mrs. R.E. Baker’s recreation program; description of The Cabin; books catalogued by Elisabeth Lyman]

Page 04
“Defense (continued from page 3)” [Lists defense program projects]
“THE PINE CONE welcomes articles from any or all of the students….”
“A-Group Elects Roosevelt” [Debate by A-Group civics class taught by Mr. [Malcolm] Arny]
“Girls Help to Build” [Group-A girls in woodworking class installed plaster boards on Laurel House walls, led by Mr. (Boone]) Callahan.]
“Adventures in Reading” [Biography of Richard Halliburton, writer of travel books.]

Page 05
“Campus Notes” [Popularity of Scholastic; Co-op classes’ new history book; christening at Chapel; teachers hike to Abner’s Branch; using the new acetylene blow torch]
“Tell Me A Story (continued from page 2)”
“Students Photograph Cucumber Tree” [Activities of Mrs. Keath’s biology students]
“This Is Our Home (continued from page 1)”
“Nook O’Mirth” [jokes]
“What Youth Should Be (continued from page 2)”

Page 06
“Co-op History (continued from page 1)” [publications used by the Co-op class; upcoming studies and activities]
“Did You Know” [Statistics for U.S. natural resources and school populations]
“Students Try Printing” [Describes the print shop and classes led by Mr. August Angel]
“Up the Hollows” [News from Little Laurel, Big Laurel, Divide]
“Correction”
“[National] Book Week Observed” [Describes book exhibits]

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