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12 A s hevill e School CAHE OF BOYS The Headmaster has the especial care and charge of all the boys. He and the masters desire to know every boy inti- mately, so that natural aptitudes may be discovered, proper encouragement given, and defects of character remedied. Boys known to be vicious, objectionable, dull or persistently lazy will not be admitted ; if unwittingly admitted, they will not be retained. Asheville has many excellent physicians and surgeons, one of whom is connected with the School. A trained nurse is a member of the School household. PHYSICAL The School physicians make examinations each year, EXAMINATION £ j i j -u that they may nnd any weaknesses and prescribe proper ex- ercises to remedy them. EXEBGISE Each pupil is required to exercise every day, out-of- doors when possible, otherwise in the gymnasium. The masters supervise and control the athletic exercise and games of the boys and coach them in their sports. For the various forms of exercise the School grounds contain three baseball diamonds, football field, two soccer football fields, track, nine tennis courts, a golf course, and a rowing course for the crews, three-fourths of a mile in length. It is the intention not only to encourage the usual school sports, but also to arrange for such pastimes as will develop individual talent and inventiveness. It is the conviction that, while football, baseball and track athletics are excel- lent training, they should be supplemented to a considerable degree by natural play. The neglect of this old-time play
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A shevill e School 11 The School, built of brick and cement, incorporates the best features of the most approved modern school buildings. It contains the recitation rooms, library, laboratories, shops, study and auditorium, and is heated by steam and lighted by electricity. The dining-room and the boiler house are detached buildings. This arrangement secures immunity from dan- ger of fire, since there is no fire in the main buildings. Asheville is noted for the purity of its water, which comes from a city-owned watershed of about seventeen thousand acres of uninhabited and unbroken forest. The water used at the School comes from the Asheville waterworks. The system of drainage is perfect. All sewage is car- ried in drains more than a mile from the buildings and emptied into a swift-flowing stream. The School has its own dairy and gardens, which pro- vide abundance of pure milk and wholesome vegetables. The masters have been selected with reference to their recognized ability. All the masters have had succssful experience in the instruction and management of boys and have prepared themselves for this special work.
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Asheville S c h o el 13 for the conventional routine of athletics leaves the boys too dependent upon others and lacking in resources. With the woods, streams, boats, hills, fields and the shops, there are abundant opportunities for all kinds of play. The School is divided into two clubs, known as the Blues and the Whites. These clubs have contests in the various athletic sports, to which certain points or credits are assigned. The club whose members have won the greatest number of points is declared the winner for the year. The School is not a sanatorium for sickly boys, but rather a place where boys may grow up and develop under the most favorable conditions. Boys having tubercular troubles are not admitted. Effort is made to inculcate the essential teachings of eeligious religion. The School is not connected with any particular denomination, but prayers of the Episcopal Service are read at the opening of the school each day; church services are held on Sunday mornings, and Bible classes on Sunday evenings. The Mitchell Society (named in honor of Charles Andrews Mitchell) was organized by the Class of 1923. The aim of the society is to foster the religious spirit in the School and to encourage and direct works of charity on the part of the student body. This society is conducted entirely by the boys. ]sroT A SANATORIirM
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