Forty-first Annual Bulletin

Southern Industrial

Camp Hill, Alabama



Lyman Ward, Principal






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Tallapoosa Hall

Tallapoosa Hall


     School opens September 20, 1939, and continues to May 29, 1940. All Legal holidays are observed.


     The Southern Industrial Institute is located at Camp Hill, Alabama, on the Central of Georgia Railway, one hundred miles southeast of Birmingham, in a beautiful portion of the state. Camp Hill is 761 feet above sea level. The school is situated just out of town on a fine plantation of four hundred acres.


     We help deserving youth to help themselves. Our school begins with the third grade and continues through the twelfth grade. Special emphasis is laid upon the teaching of spelling, reading, geography, and history as well as other subjects taught in the grades and in high school.
      It is not possible for a boy or girl to work his way entirely through this school. A limited number of boys are employed each summer and their wages are credited toward their school bills for the ensuing year by working one day each week the school also allows $50.00 as a credit on room bills for the year. Girls are allowed for their work during the school year $50.00. Each boy and girl must perform the work allotted them, if a credit of fifty dollars is allowed them.


     All boys and girls expecting to enter this school should be at least sixteen years of age. No entrance examinations are required. All credits earned in other schools must be brought by each student at entrance together with a recommendation from his teacher. Each student must also bring a letter signed by two reputable persons. Students must furnish their own room with sheets, pillow cases, quilts, towels, soap, toothbrush, tooth paste, etc. Each student is also expected to bring napkins for use in the dining room.

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Goodwill Hall 1939

Goodwill Hall - Erected 1909


Lyman Ward, President, Camp Hill
S. V. Henderson, Secretary, Camp Hill
J. A. Kernodle, Treasurer, Camp Hill
Dr. W. Theodore Langley, Sanford, Florida
W. J. Hicks, Camp Hill
Hon. D. W. Jackson, LaFayette
L. A. Trimble, Waverly
Mrs. Madeline McGowin Brown, Andalusia
Herbert Welsh, LL. D., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hon. J. H. Harper, Dadeville
Maxie F. Boyette, Birmingham
Dr. O. V. Langley, Loachapoka
Mrs. Mabel Cadenhead Farrar, Phenix City
R. J. Haight, Chicago, Illinois
O. W. Hammond, Atlanta, Georgia
O. E. Farris, Birmingham
Hon. J. L. Killian, Opelika

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Cabin by Lake Mary 1939

Cabin Erected by the Boys Overlooking Lake Mary


Lyman Ward, B. S., Principal, Civics
Miss Seraph G. Blasdell, English
Miss M. Jane Ross, A. B., Commercial Department
Mrs. Sadie K. Hernandez, Dean of Girls, Grades
Miss Jane McKinney, Mathematics
Miss Fancy Mae Reynolds, B. S., Domestic Science,
      Latin, and Grades
Thomas G. Pears, M. S., Science, Agriculture, Coach
Miss Laura E. Hightower, Grades
Mr. Frederic Reuter, Director of Music
Miss Anna Elizabeth Foote, M. A., Syracuse, N. Y.,
      Lecturer in English
Silas Alpha Lottridge, Ph. M., East Orange, N. Y.,
      Lecturer in Chemistry
Miss Dorothy Trimble, Secretary
Miss Elizabeth Henderson, Office Assistant
Simeon G. Smith, Farm Superintendent
W. Malcolm Hornbuckle, Printer

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Haunted House 1939

Haunted House - Erected About 1828
Principal's Residence


- ROSS HALL, erected entirely by student labor in 1900, was burned June 23, 1925. A new schoolhouse was erected largely by student labor in September, 1925, and named in honor of our chief patron at Camp Hill, Hon. D. A. G. Ross.

- TALLAPOSSA HALL, Administration Building.

- GOODWILL HALL, erected in 1909, boy's dormitory. It also contains a library of eight thousand volumes.

- DINING HALL, erected in 1912, contains the school kitchen and dining room, seating one hundred and fifty persons.

- DRUMMOND PRINT SHOP, erected in 1914, contains our complete printing plant and also has a suite of rooms for students.

- LINCOLN SCIENCE BUILDING, erected in 1914, contains laboratories, well equipped for the teaching of chemistry, physics, and agriculture.

- ALLEN MEMORIAL HOUSE, erected in 1925, and is a senior house for girls with a practice kitchen and dining room.

- CRESENT KNOLL, erected in 1911, a bungalow usually used by a teacher.

- MARLO COTTAGE, given by Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Langley, in 1898.

     Barns for dairy and horses, a creamery, a house for dairyean, and poultry houses with brooder. The school operates a sawmill, a planer, a carpenter and blacksmith shop.

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     A deep well furnishes an ample water supply. All buildings, including farm barns and stock yards, are supplied with running water. Every building is lighted with electricity. The school has a central heating plant and the principal buildings are heated with steam.


     Money paid for term bills will not be refunded. All bills are payable one half at entrance and the remainder after the Christmas holidays. A check or money order must be brought by the student when entering.
     Students cannot be classified nor enter classes until settlement has been made.
     For boys or girls sixteen or over, the expense is $200.00 a year. We allow $50 of this amount for the labor of each student. The outlay in cash is $150. Each student is required to work one day a week or its equivalent.


     A very limited number of scholarships will be given at the opening of school in 1939, on the express condition that the students receiving such scholarships has spent one year in this school, bearing his own expenses either by paying cash or giving a note such as described under the paragraph Revolving Fund. In 1939 all donated scholarships will be awarded on merit secured by examination if the principal requests it. No scholarship will be given any boy or girl who has failed in any study, and candidates for scholarships must furnish proof that scholarships are needed. Recipients of scholarships must give a contract at the beginning of the school year to spend a full calendar year at the school. Should any recipient of a scholarship leave school for any reason whatsoever before the close of the year, he must pay or give a note for his term bill up to the time of his leaving school.


     This applies particularly to the needy first year students. Those who wish to enter the school and have no funds, may avail themselves of our revolving fund. Such prospective students must show a willingness to profit by our loan and ready adaptability to our rules. Such boy or girl of approved worth may borrow as much as $150 annually with interest at six per cent. Such notes may run until after the beneficiary has graduated. This is an attempt on the part of the school authorities to assist deserving boys and girls to help themselves. It is not our purpose to give scholarships to new students. Notes must be signed by the applicant and also by some responsible person.


     Two hundred and fifty dollars is charged for students under sixteen.


     All prospective students, new and old, must make a deposit of ten dollars each term. Students who pay their own way will receive a credit of ten dollars on their first payment at the opening of school. Students

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receiving scholarships as a gift or making use of our revolving fund will receive no credit for deposit made. It is the policy of this institution to insist that each student pay at least twenty dollars in cash annually toward the upkeep of the school.


     This institution receives day students where the parents of such students live in town, and the tuition charged will be the same as is charged in the public school of Camp Hill. All students living in town are expected to observe the same rules as students living in dormitories.


      Girls are required to have a dark blue tailored dress when they arrive. Parents are urged to look after this matter and to provide other simple dresses for their daughters. Boys must be provided with a uniform at the opening of school. The cost is approximately $30.00 and parents should include this item on their first term bill.


     No girl can leave the buildings or grounds without a chaperon. The wearing of unnecessary jewelry is prohibited.
     No boy will be allowed to retain fire-arms or other dangerous weapons. The use of liquor or tobacco is absolutely prohibited. No student can leave the grounds without permission.
     All rooms are inspected daily.
     Each student must bring a Bible or New testament. All students are required to attend Sunday School at the church of their choice each Sunday morning at 9:45.


     The courses of study are essentially the same as laid down by the State Department of Education in Alabama. Our high school is fully accredited and completes the twelfth grade. No boy or girl will be admitted to the senior class after the opening of school, September 20, 1938. In other words, every graduate of this school must spend at least one full scholastic year in this school in order to get a diploma. Recitation periods are 45 minutes in length, and five periods a week.


     The department of music offers instruction in piano, normal piano training, ensemble, ear training, harmony, history and appreciation of music. Credit is given toward graduation. A monthly fee of four dollars is charged for piano lessons. Instruction is also given in music appreciation and public school singing for which there is no charge. No charge is made for use of pianos in daily practice.

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     Miss Ross gives instruction in bookkeeping, typewriting, and stenography. Only a limited number of students can be accommodated in this department. A fee of four dollars annually is charged.


     This institution is undertaking to co-ordinate the various activities of the boys and girls that are committed to its charge. Athletics have a proper place in the schools of today. Our boys have football, basketball, and baseball. The girls have basketball and tennis. There is no single agency that develops a finer spirit for the schools than our athletic work.


     I want to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to you and to all your workers for all the wonderful things you have done for me and my sons. I am sure that it is through your careful guidance and influence that they have done so well and I hope that I may some day be able in some small way to repay you all.

     I want to thank you and your entire staff for the interest which you take in your students. I trust that my son will be able to return this winter and finish with you and that I will be able to finish him in some college. Thank you again for your valuable work.

SII Baseball Team 1939

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Adams, King, Buchansn, Va.
Albrea, Hazel, Waverly
Beatty, Eloise, Camp Hill
Benson, Jimmie, Alexander City
Blake, Richard, Montgomery
Blake, Thomas, Lakeland, Fla.
Bottoms, Eugene, Camp Hill
Bowron, John, Eustis, Fla.
Bennett, Elizabeth, Manchester
Bradford, Clifford, Dadeville
Bradford, Robert, Dadeville
Cannon, Tom, Birmingham
Clanton, Claudie Mae, Camp Hill
Collins, Harold, Lanett
Collins, Roy, Lanett
Crutchfield, Pete, Lakeland, Fla.
Cumbus, Virginia Lee, Birmingham
Dalby, John, Roanoke, Va.
Duran, Julian, Birmingham
Farish, Ned, Atmore
Fletcher, Bob, Lakeland, Fla.
Funderburk, Pete, Alexander City
Flurry, Hattie Jean, Camp Hill
Flurry, Mary Jo, Camp Hill
Garner, Obera, Trussville
Garrett, Clarice, Camp Hill
Greene, Doris, Camp Hill
Harris, Cullen, Montgomery
Harris, Jack, Montgomery
Harris, Ned, Camp Hill
Heard, Thomas, Camp Hill
Henderson, Hazel, Camp Hill


Henderson, Zora, Camp Hill
Hirsch, Albert, Jr., Tampa, Fla.
Hughston, Erin, Tuscumbia
Jennings, Edwin, Five Points
Jennings, Mary, Five Points
Johnson, Ralph, Camp Hill
Kilpatrick, Beulah, Montgomery
Kyser, Carter, McKenzie
Langley, Howell, Camp Hill
Langley, Susie Dean, Tallassee
Langley, Julia, Camp Hill
Macon, Randolph, Birmingham
McGowin, Cecil, Georgiana
McLean, Bernice, Five Points
McQueen, Julia, Atmore
Milford, Eleanor, Camp Hill
Powell, James, Montgomery
Pulham, Don, Miami, Fla.
Reid, Arnell, Trussville
Sharman, Randolph, Camp Hill
Sharpe, Era May, Buffalo
Standfield, Flora Belle, Manchester
Standfield, Lillian, Manchester
Steele, Paul, Birmingham
Walker, Robert, Anniston
Wall, James, Birmingham
Weldon, Tyson, Tallassee
Wiggins, Frank, Montgomery
Wooddy, Robert, LaFayette
Wyatt, Louise, Camp Hill
Zeigler, George, Millbrook

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