Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 04: HISTORIES
1937-2000 HISTORY PMSS Summaries
HISTORY PMSS Summary 1953-1954
Tags: History PMSS summary 1953-1954, staff, events, number of students, drought, visitors, Rural School Improvement Project, Fair Day, Creech Memorial Hospital, Farm, print shops, property surveys, deaths
TRANSCRIPTION: HISTORY PMSS Summary 1953-1954 [image 52]
History of the Pine Mountain Settlement School
Glyn Bailey, Garden
Bertram Boggs, Maintenance
Cinda Ellen Boggs, Laurel House
Matthew Boggs, Farm
Sadie Bohnenblust, Nurse
Cora Lee Campbell, Teacher, 5th & 6th Grades
Gerna Campbell, Teacher, 7th & 8th Grades, Principal
Bessie Couch, Laurel House
Catherine E. (Betty) Edinger, Office Secretary
Fern Cornett, Laurel House
Harrison Cornett, Bus Driver and Maintenance
Rose Fecker, Nurse
Dr. Mary Jane Gray, Summer, Doctor
Bill Hayes, Farm Manager
Mary Holsinger, Weaving, Office
Elmer Huff, Maintenance
Alice Mae Huff, Hospital Cook
Marie Huff, Hospital Aide
Tressie Huff, Laurel House
Colene Jackson, Hospital Aide
Dr. Tracy Jones, Doctor
Christine Kinnaird, Teacher, 3rd & 4th Grades
Ruby Lanier Bookkeeper
Gilbert Lewis, Maintenance
Omer Lewis, Bus Driver & Maintenance
Naomi Lucas, Hospital
Mildred Mahoney, Teacher, 2nd & 3rd Grades
Marie Metcalf, Nurse
Dorothy Nace, Office, Publicity
Edna Patterson, Hospital Aide
Jess Patterson, Maintenance
Alice Pennington, Laurel House
Estelle Riyle, Nurse
Mary Rogers, Volunteer Librarian
Grace Rood, School Health Nurse
Ben Scearse, Maintenance
Betty Lois Scearse, Laurel House
Franklin P. Scearse, Bus Driver and Maintenance
Mabel Snyder, Nurse
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Atha Stahl, Teacher, Grade 1
Harriet Turner, Dietitian
June Turner, Nurse Aide
Myrtle Turner, Laurel House
Cathryn White, Summer Nurse
Roger Wilder, Maintenance
Brit Wilder Maintenance Superintendent
Mart Baker, Night Watchman
Ray Boggs, Big Laurel Settlement
Ora Mae Boggs Cornett, Line Fork cabin
Burton Rogers Director
Number of students: 197, Grades 1-8
Events: Summer 1953 drought emergency. A new pump was obtained to raise water from the lower catch basin to the reservoir. Severe fire hazard in area.
Continuing drought emergency. A new pump was obtained to raise water from the lower catch basin to the reservoir. Severe fire hazard in area.
Three teachers were part of the Rural School Improvement Project, which was administered by Berea College through a grant from the Ford Foundation. Charles Kincer, Director of the project in this area, and his family resided on PMSS campus. The program involved supervision, some aid in school supplies, and provision for summer study for the participants.
Fair Day, sponsored by a community committee, held October 31, included a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the founding of PMSS (1913), and the dedication of the hospital in West Wind as the Creech Memorial Hospital. Members of the Creech family, the Board of Trustees, former staff members and representatives of other mountain institutions joined community residents for this event.
Farm: It was decided to sell the dairy herd and acquire the number of beef cattle the farm can feed. Sufficient trees should be cut each year to preserve and maintain the forest. The poultry project was continued.
The Print Shop was continued for PMSS use.
A chlorinator was installed to process water from the reservoir.
A PMSS property survey was made, with maps brought up to date.
Student teachers from Berea College benefitted the school during 2-week assignments at PMSS.
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The Trustees’ meeting, April 24, 1954, noted the death of J. S. Crutchfield, and recognized his contribution as a long-time friend and Trustee of PMSS.