PINE CONE 1941 September

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 17: Publications PMSS

PINE CONE 1941 September, Vol. 6 No. 1

TAGS: The Pine Cone 1941 September, new students, new workers, Community Day, filming, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Garner, cooperatives, Harmon Foundation, weddings, summer camps, book donations, Infirmary, sports, teacher training films, D.A.R., Southern Mountain Workers

CONTENTS: PINE CONE 1941 September

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WELCOME New Students
Mountain Day Soon!
Volume 6 Pine Mountain Settlement School, September 1941
Harlan County, Kentucky, No. 1

ANNUAL COMMUNITY DAY TO BE HELD OCTOBER 11 — HOST JUNIOR CLASS to dance and sing, eat ice cream, watch the set running and dramatization, practice sheep and hog calling; hosted by the Junior class; entertainment by five rural schools in the surrounding community. “Pine Mountain is keeping alive folk ways that are in danger of being lost or forgotten in the swift pace of the machine age, which is even now finding its way into the most remote sections of the Kentucky mountains.”

“For the past two months the Pine Mountain Students have been working with Mr. and Mrs. Ray Garner of Brooklyn, New York. Mr. and Mrs. Garner are employed by the Harmon Foundation to take two movies of Pine Mountain.

The purpose of one of the movies is to show how a cooperative is organized and how it functions. The other takes in the activities of the whole school. Both of the movies are filmed in technicolor.

The Harmon foundation produces Co-op movies to be used for class-room purposes. Pine Mountain will have duplicate copies of the movies for publicity.

Mr. and Mrs. Garner are leaving for the Smoky Mountains soon where they will take a movie of the National Park. They expect to return to Pine Mountain during the latter part of November to finish the Co-op movie.

The Pine Cone, Vol. 6, No. 1, September 1941.

TEACHING COOPERATIVES AT PINE MOUNTAIN – An article with this title appeared in the July issue of Consumer Cooperative Magazine, written by Miss Gladys Hill and Miss Vera Hackman; explains benefits of cooperatives; classroom materials; how the store is operated & conforms to the Rochdale Principles; how consumer education and cooperation is incorporated in the 10th-grade subjects.

PINE MOUNTAIN GREETS NEW STUDENTS – 40 new students; total PMSS students are about 97; “welcome back” activities for old students; reception committees for new students. (Continued on p.6)

FORMER STUDENT WEDS – Miss Pauline Virginia Adams of Beckley, VA, married Mr. William Odell, former PMSS student (1928-1931), in the Chapel; ceremony performed by Rev. Glyn Morris, PMSS Director; describes clothing worn by bride and matron of honor. (Continued on p.6)

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The Pine Cone: “A school and community paper published monthly by the students of Pine Mountain Settlement School.”

Willard Enix – Editor
Bonnie Ayers – Assistant Editor
Charles Hollins – Circulation manager
Reporters: Oral Howard, Charlsie Vaughn, Gwen Hendren, Velma Peters, Mary Pace
Arthur W. Dodd – Advisor

Member, Columbia Scholastic Press Association 1940-1941

EDITORIAL – Students must work to better themselves as well as the School.

SUMMER CAMPS RETURN TO PINE MOUNTAIN – Includes the Associated Junior Work Camp (8 weeks), recreation camps, the annual Kiwanis camp and the Presbyterian Conference of children from Cawood and vicinity; lists names of the directors and teachers of the Assoc Jr Work Camp; tasks; names of boys and girls in the work camp.

CAMPUS NEWS – Movie made of Citizenship Committee; William Stephen Hayes baptized in Chapel; silent movie, Poppy; harvesting by farm boys; departure of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Garner; return of student Paul Gilliam from U.S. Army; names of new students.

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BOOK GIFTS – R.R. Bowker Company has been donating two or three boxes of books to PMSS each year since 1932; lists titles of books received in 1941.

NEW MEMBERS OF OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY – New workers include Miss Alice Cobb (returned), Mr. and Mrs. Jess Burden, Miss Emma Carter Smith (Continued on p.6)

INFIRMARY NEWS – Dr. Nutter’s 4 clinics in area; names of newborns and parents.


SPORTS – Profits from Coop store were used to buy athletic equipment; softball games; 3 football teams on campus; Laurel House playroom equipment.

EDUCATIONAL FILM ASSOCIATION – “Pine Mountain now belongs to the Eastern State Teachers College regional Cooperative Classroom Association,” which consists of 30 high schools; allows use of 60 reels of film to train teachers in the use of Visual Education. “These films are the well-known ‘Erpi’ educational sound films, produced by Electrical Research Products Inc.

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D.A.R. GROUP VISITS SCHOOL – Lists names of the representatives; PMSS is one of 14 DAR Approved Schools that receive contributions from DAR chapters.

NEW MEMBERS OF OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY (Continued from p.5 – Miss Mable Weaver, Miss Olive Coolidge, Dr. Wyndham Hunt Nutter.

Achievement tests, work assignments, picnic at Big Log Lean-to, playground and swimming activities.

“WO [sic] IS WE” – SENIORS – Seniors study hard for their future.


FORMER STUDENT WEDS (Continued from p. 1) – Names of best man, backgrounds of bride and groom, names of guests.

FRESHMEN EVENTS – Freshmen classes; election of Civics officers; Home Economics and other subjects of freshmen interests.

MOUNTAIN CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN BEREA [College] – Conference of Southern Mountain Workers will be attended by Glyn Morris, PMSS Director and chairman of the executive board of the organization; the conference publishes Mountain Life and Work. “The purpose of the magazine and conference is to further education and a mutual understanding between the Appalachian mountains and the rest of the nation.”