WELLS RECORD 15 PMSS Athletics 1913-1928

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RECORD PMSS 15 Athletics 1913-1928

Evelyn K. Wells Record of Athletics at Pine Mountain Settlement School and competitive engagements with regional sports teams during the early years of 1913-1928..


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ATHLETICS

In the early years efforts at consistent training in Athletics and Gymnastics was sporadic. We felt that the subject was so important that it was better to let it go, than have it badly done. Scout leaders and summer workers played with the children trying to infuse team spirit into our very independent young people ; but the school could not afford a full-time gymnasium teacher, the work of the early years was so heavy that there seemed to be no time for organized classes, and when the school family was still small, it was possible to get our exercise in mountain expeditions and other ways.

pmss001_bas027 Kendall Bassett Photograph Album. c. 1928-29.

Since 1923 however there have been regular classes for the girls and for the boys since 1924. Demonstrations of their work have shown an improvement in technique and team-work that has impressed those of us who have followed the development in the children since early days, though it might seem a feeble beginning to workers used to schools where such work has been going on for years.

PMSS basketball team. Katherine Pettit Album I.

In 1926 the first attempt at a Tri-School meet was held at Pine Mountain the two other teams coming from Red Bird and Wooten. Red Bird carried off the honors. the next year Pine Mountain went to Red Bird,  but Wooten was unable to get there. There are great difficulties at present about putting through such a scheme, in spite of its desirable points. Planning a thirty-mile trip on foot through country that may be impassable if it rains, for one basketball game, is a good deal to attempt. Many inter-school games have been played by our boys with teams at Evarts, Lynch Benham, Red Bird, etc. The Athletic Association was organized in 1925, and the first school letters were awarded in 1928.


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RECORD OF PINE MOUNTAIN SETTLEMENT SCHOOL 1913-1928 [INDEX] (Early in-depth history of Pine Mountain Settlement School)

Foreword

2.        Introductory

3.          Year by Year [Construction, Workers, Gifts, Children, Events, etc.]

4.          Physical Growth

5.          Support and Budget

6.          Some Interesting Gifts

7.          Industrial and Vocational

8.          Farm – Dairy – Poultry

9.          The Country Cottage

10.        Academic

11.        Health

12.        Extension Work

13.        The Fireside Industries

14.        Folk Songs and Dance

15.        Athletics

16.        Dramatics

17.        Some Contributions to the Outside World

18.        Religious Life

19.        The Road

20.        Various Happenings

21.        Policies – General

22.        List of Workers

[22 sections of Pine Mountain Settlement School History gathered by Evelyn K. Wells from 1913 to 1928]

EVELYN K. WELLS PUBLICATIONS

Wells, Evelyn K. The Ballad Tree: A Study of British and American Ballads, Their Folklore, Verse and Music, Together with Sixty Traditional Ballads and Their Tunes. New York: Ronald Press, 1950. Print.

[See Bibliography below for a listing  of additional publications.]

EVELYN K. WELLS “A Little True Blue American,”  Over Sea and Land: Our Southern Mountains, November 1920, p. 140.

EVELYN K. WELLS TALKS

EVELYN K. WELLS PMSS Harvard University talk, on Folk Music. July 21, 1955