Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 17: PMSS Publications
PINE CONE 1948 October, Vol. 13 No. 1
TAGS: The Pine Cone 1948 October, student publications, John A. Spelman III block print, editorials, poems, campus activities, essays, new and former workers, former students, Fair Day, Freedom Train
CONTENTS: The Pine Cone 1948 October
THE PINE CONE, Vol. XIII No. 1, October 1948, Pine Mountain Settlement School, Kentucky
[Notation in upper right corner: “Miss Nace.”]
THE PINE CONE
Editor – Bonnie Reynolds
Associate Editor – Leone Sturgill
Cover Editor – Bobbie Jean Johnson
Business Managers – Walter Blackson, Arles Centers
Printer – Ray Bird
Advisor – Miss Mary Ruth Heil
“Editorial” by Bonnie Reynolds – A Welcome discusses “homesickness” [Ann Cobb, ‘Kinfolks’ poem (Boston and New York, Houghton-MIfflin Company, 1922, pp. 48-49)]. Comments on Fall activities including stir-off and Mountain Day, Halloween, Senior Bazaar, Nativity Play.
(cont.) Editorial by Bonnie Reynolds
“Perils of Beginners at Pine Mt.” by Correna Cornett
(cont.) “Perils of Beginners at Pine Mt.” by Correna Cornett
“Lest We Forget,” by Arles Centers. Reviews lives of former students: Raymond Sturgill at Berea; Margaret Blair at home in Whitesburg; Hobart Wilder staff member at PMSS; Owen Lewis at home in Pine Mountain valley; Ida Mae Lewis working as a pastry chef in Lewellen Hotel in Harlan; Birdie Tipton at home in Twila; Melvin Coots works in lumber yard in London, KY; Mary Garrett is employed at Harlan Hospital and living at Bledsoe; Betty Huff just married to Gordon Nichols, minister, now in New York; Charline Lewis is teaching school in Evarts; Alberta Turner is teaching school at Alex Branch near Big Laurel, KY; Clela Sergent is attending Union College in Barbourville, KY; Jan Burkhart is a clerk in Harlan store; Ann Metcalf is at home in Loyall, KY; Mary Ruth Bird is waitress in Wallins, KY.
“The Best Time I Had This Summer” by Fred Baker, Co-op
“Who-oo-oo???” (Seniors on Parade) by Leone Sturgill, Kitty Wilkes, and Margaret Slusher [Guess who is described.]
(cont.) “Who-oo-oo???” (Seniors on Parade) by Leone Sturgill, Kitty Wilkes, and Margaret Slusher [Guess who is described.]
“Nocturne,” Leone Sturgill
“Dr. Ambrose Speaks at Chapel” by Arles Centers
“Music at Eventide,” by Bobbie Jean Johnson
(cont.) “Music at Eventide” by Bobbie Jean Johnson
“A Fugitive,” by Correna Cornett
“Gulliver’s Travels” by Bobbie Johnson [Details the travels of staff during summer months: H.R.S. Benjamin; Jack Robb; Miss Merrill; Miss Spinney; Mr. and Mrs. Starbuck; Margaret Nace; Miss [Grace] Rood; Miss Alice Joy Keith; Wilbur Wilder; Arthur Dodd]
(cont.) “Gulliver’s Travels” by Bobbie Johnson [Details the travels of staff during summer months: H.R.S. Benjamin; Jack Robb; Miss Merrill; Miss Spinney; Mr. and Mrs. Starbuck; Margaret Nace; Miss Rood; Miss Alice Joy Keith; Wilbur Wilder; Arthur Dodd]
“Around the Campus or Departmental Activities,” by Leone Sturgill [Review of activities in the Kitchen, Farm, Home Economics; Dancing; Weaving; Infirmary; Co-op;]
“A Summer of Mine” by Clayton Sturgill
(cont.) “A Summer of Mine” by Clayton Sturgill
“Mountain Murmurs,” by Bonnie Reynolds (?)
“Table Chatter and Clatter,” by George of the George, Reporter.
“Remembering” by Leone Sturgill
(cont.) “Fair Impressions,” The Junior Class
“An Interview With Richard Chase,” by Kitty Wilkes
(cont.) “An Interview With Richard Chase,” by Kitty Wilkes
“Fair Day Program,” Leone Sturgill: speeches by Mr. Benjamin and county agent, story-telling by student Carlos Banks, songs by students from Creech and Little Laurel Schools, square dancing.
(cont.) “Fair Day Program” by Leone Sturgill: singing, spelling match, Dick Chase tale, dramatization, hoedown, dancing, food, infirmary clinic (set up by Dr. Elizabeth, Miss Becker, Miss Rood and student assistants), displays of farm produce (Mr. Hayes) and handicrafts, softball game.
Examples of themes written by Divide School students and exhibited at PMSS Fair Day:
“A Pet Squirrel” by Thelma Browning, 4th grade
“My Pet Puppy” by Florence Day, 4th grade
“A Pet Kitten” by Bessie Couch, 3rd grade
“Inky” by Lester, 2nd grade
“Play Ball…” by Earl Brown, Walter Blackson, Seniors: boys’ and girls’ softball, swimming.
“The Freedom Train” by Bess Taylor, Senior – PMSS students travel to Kingsport, TN, and stand in line to see the Freedom Train which contained historical U.S. documents; anecdote about Miss Spinney.
“Pine Cone Calendar of Coming Events”: “The Razor’s Edge,” Mountain Day, “The Ghost of Mrs. Muir,” Halloween Party, “And Then There Were None.”
GALLERY: The Pine Cone 1948 October
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