Gainesville High School - Hurricane Yearbook (Gainesville, FL)

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These teachers are very line, ex- perienced instructors, and are taking a great interest in the welfare of the school and in each individual pupil. They are well liked by both students and patrons. F. W. BUCHHOLZ, A. B. MARY B. BARRETT, A. B. Principal. Latin. J. J. GRIMM, B. S. SALLIE PULESTON, L. I. Assistant Principal, Sciences. Mathematics. L. S. LAFFITTE, A. B. MARY WOODBERY, A. M. History and French. English. Dr. J. L. Kelley, our excellent superintendent, has been a resident of the state and county many years. During this time he has always shown an abiding interest in all matters pertaining to education. A few years ago he was a member of the legislature, and while there he introduced and had passed some of the most important school laws of the State. For sev- eral years he was chairman of the County Board of Public Instruction and in 1905 he entered upon his present duties as superintendent, having been twice reelected to this important office. His unceasing activity in school affairs has resulted in a vast improvement in the schools of the county. He has provided better buildings and equipment and more satis- factory teaching, but above all has he aroused the interest of many people otherwise indifferent or opposed to public schools. He has so managed 5 , 1? fa, gg? t .5 ,Q-.1.-z:-::1,., . X up X ii... .. ,,, ,.,,,.,.,,,.,.,. .,,,, , .Y-in -z-1. 51:1-r-2r:r1-.gezrzaaax .. x,.:.- .Q-.2 ..,:-::..-.-:-:-41:.,.:.-,,..,, ., LQ, .,1:V-v1.:4w.1R.,s-'w:b:.:,::?. - T ,PQ R , 2 2 K ,E f' T -. gf f ,r 219124 . - ,V vw.-::f,. - . " 1 :.- X f . ' .5 f' . ,1r1U?f-1-:-"- '- ' 559 q . 21:4 ,-Q2fff:::G5:Sq?5f:1f Z :iii ' 4,:,,g-.. DR. L. KELLFY Superintemivnf Glco. P. Loma, Secrumry TRUSTEES .L....-- . .... ......,....,.....i....--..., ,....--,., ...1 XV. R. THOMAS Clllliflllllll XV. R. MCKINSTRY GAINESYILLE HIGH SFHOOL. 1915 the Iinancial side of his duties that the credit of the county school fund is excelled in no other County in the State. Our trustees, Major W. R. Thomas, chairman of the Board, Mr. Geo. P. Long. secretary, and Mr. W. Il. McKinstry, elected last spring, are three of the most progressive and public spirited men to be found anywhere. They understand the needs of the school and how most effectively to meet those needs with the funds at their disposal. The OlliC6 of a trustee is with- out remuneration of any kind and such services as we are getting from these men are all the more appreciated since we know their motive can be none other than that of the best interests and welfare of the Gainesville High School. By the combined eilorts of the superintendent, trustees and faculty, the school has become one of the best in the South. HENRY O. TAYLOR. A GENERAL STATEMENT OF WVHAT THIS SCHOUL IS To be a member of the Southern Association of High Schools is a goal toward which every ambitious high school works. This honor has been conferred upon our Gainesville High School for 1914-15. There are several qualifications necessary for such membership. One of them is an average of not over thirty pupils to each teacher. Another benefit we derive from being an accredited high school is that no teacher has more than five classes a day: hence the conscientious teacher can do better work than is possible if all the live and a half hours are spent in teaching. To the student who looks forward to college, there is still a greater benefit in attending our High Schoolg our graduates are admitted without examination to any of the Southern colleges. A little mental arithmetic has no doubt already shown you that there are some hundred and fifty pupils in the High Schoolg about sixty of these are boys and ninety are girls. The student who takes the high school course is required to have six- teen units for graduation. These units are distributed thus: English ....... -1 units History. . . . . .2 units Mathematics. . .2 units Physics. . . . . . .1 unit Science or Latin ...... -1 units. 7 GAINESYILLE HIGH SVI-IOOL, 1915 The remaining three units are to be selected from the following: ltlathematicsz 1 or 12 units: V. S. History and Civics: 1 unit: English History: 1 unit: French: 2 unitsg Chemistry: 1 unit. Let us give our attention for a while to the dillerent departments and see what constitutes these units otlered. English is taught throughout the four years of the course, in the first and second yea1's the structure of sentences, paragraphs, and compo- sitions is studied along with several classics. In the junior year American literature and some classics-mostly American-are studied: while in the senior year English literature and classics are taken up. In connection with our English department it might be well to mention our library, to which are added 1no1'e and more books as money becomes available. Of the mathematics, algebra and plane geometry, the only two requir- ed, are taken up in the ninth and tenth grades. Then there is a year of advanced algebra and also a half year of trigonometry and solid geometry each, for those who care to take it up. In history, as in mathematics, there are only two units required: those of ancient and medieval and modern being given in the tirst two years. Additional units can be secured in Iflnglish history and United States his- tory with civics. If we have any desire to travel, the modern languages open a new Iield to us. So far French is the only foreign language taught, but we are expecting German to be added to our curriculum before long. In connection with the languages, we find Latin placed as a help at all times. In the first year a thorough grounding of the essentials of forms and constructions is given: then the second year Caesar is pursued: the third year Cicero, and the fourth year Vergil, claims the student who takes the Latin course. But in the science course we have the best equipment and widest range found in all the departments of the high school. This year a thousand dollars has been spent on the science department alone, and next year will doubtless see many needed improvements along this, the most interesting side of a high school course. In the hrst year is taught a book embracing the essentials of botany, Zoology, biology, physiology, chemistry, physics, and hygiene. The next year biology is taught as a separate text. But the next year comes the subject which delights many and terrifies others- physics. It is then we come into the privilege of going to the laboratory and Working out for ourselves many things which are stated as so in the book but which we find much easier to see after several periods of work in the laboratory. If physics has pleased us, and in many instances when 8 GAINESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL, 1915 it has been a bit dry, how much more does the study which we have the next year appeal to us. Yes, chemistry is ha1'd, but when you have made from two poisonous elements a necessity of life used on the table every day, how much more you feel like school is really worth more after all than mere memorizing of dry facts. There are three more departnients which I might mention in passing, for while not connected with the school, still as they are patronized by many of the pupils they do affect the school. To each of these tuition is charged and no credit is given in the final sixteen units. Briefly these are the departments of music. expression, and art, the first two being taught on the school grounds and the third in a private home. In short, the Gainesville High School tries to give to its graduates that liberal education which, in the words of Horace Mann, alone can con- duct them to that enjoyment which is, at once, lxest in quality and infinite in quantity. EFFIE HOLFS. THE GAINESVILLE SENIOR IIIGH SCHOOL The Gainesville High School, as now controlled, is one of the best in the State of Florida. Not only does it rank among the highest in this State, but has recently been recognized as one of the leading institutions of its kind in the Southern States, having been this year admitted to the Southern Association of Accredited High Schools. The question might be asked, "How did the Gainesville High School come to be one of the best in the South"'? We only have to point to our local School Board of Trus- tees for the answer. We do not exclude the County School Board from their share of the glory, for they have done much to give to us our present stand- ing. Also our very efficient County Superintendent of Public Schools has worked untiringly for the good of Gainesville High School, as has he for schools throughout Alachua County. Last, but not at all the least, we would point to the citizens of Gainesville as a great factor in helping to raise the standards of our school. They have worked with a zeal incompar- able toward giving their children a more efficient school. Especially do We mention the Ladies' School Improvement Association. It has ever been their aim to advance the facilities of the school by adding to our library, by beautifying our campus, and by countless other things they are doing every day. The Gainesville High School has always been considered as a county ' 9 ILAINESYILLE HIGH SUHOOI., 1915 high school. While it is not a county high school in the true sense of the word. as we only get our pro rata share of the county school fund, yet our local school board make it a county high school by allowing children from over the Vounty to enter this school tuition free, and in fact no tuition is charged against any pupil, no matter from what county or state that pupil may come. This gives the children from all parts of Alachua County a chance to take advantage of a senior high school. Many are availing themselves of this opportunity already and some of our best students are those who come to us from points outside of Gainesville. It is the unbound- ed loyalty of our local Board of Trustees to the cause of educating the chil- dren of the greatest county in our state that these possibilities are ex- tended to these children, since the cost of maintaining a senior high school is too great to allow other districts of the county to support such a school. However. since Gainesville is able to maintain such an institu- tion of education, she extends an invitation to students of the county to take this advantage. High schools, in general, throughout the United States, are becoming more and more each year vocational institutions which Ht the graduate for a more active life without a college education. The Gainesville High School is no exception to the general rule, but is making wonderful strides in this kind of work. There is to he added, in the near future, to our regu- lar course an efficient manual training department for boys, and a domestic science department for girls. This will be an added advantage to the stu- dents of Alachua County who wish such work and are not financially able te attend college. Such work as this also adds interest to the school life of the student, for all students like practical work along with theoretical. Such departments add these practicalitiesg hence the result will be better Work and a greater mnnber of students. If the etlorts of leading educators throughout the state hear fruit in the coming session of the legislature we shall have added to our present facilities a normal department which will prepare students of the eleventh and twelfth grades for the work of teaching, thus increasing still further the value and influence of our High School. One of the greatest facilities added to our school during the past year is the installation of one of the most complete laboratories, physical and chemical, in the State. We are indebted to Professor J. J. Grimm for these additions, as it was by his influence that our Board of Trustees were per- suaded to add these facilities. The interest which these laboratories add to the regular text book work in physics and chemistry is unbounded. VVithout the laboratory the text book is merely theory to the student. He has only some other student's word that NeWton's Laws of Falling Bodies 10 GAINESYILLE HIGH SFHOOL. 1915 are true. But with the laboratory it ceases to be theory and becomes an actual law to the student when he has performed the experiments for him- self. . . We, the Senior Class of this school, hope that we have played our part in making the Gainesville High School what it is to-day. We are truly thankful that we have had the privilege of attending this High School. It is our desire to see it continue its progress. We sincerely hope that it may become a model for other high schools. The possibilities are here for it to become such. They only need development. That the Gainesville High School will continue to keep a steady stride toward the front rank of institutions of its kind in the United States is the sincere wish of J. ROBT. FOAHD. THE GROWTH OF THE GAINESVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS The Gainesville Public School has grown wonderfully in the last five years. Many people know that it has grown, but few know the extent of its growth. Although many promising plans have neither flowered nor fruited, yet many needed changes have been accomplished and hopes have been realized. First, let us picture the school ive years ago. We see only one build- ing containing twelve class rooms, which seated all the pupils except the primary department, and the old East Florida Seminary, or better known as Epworth Hall, was rented for this purpose. Soon we find that things must be changed as the number of pupils increased. So in the early sum- mer of 1912 the beautiful new building was begun and Hnished in time for the fall term. This furnished sufiicient room for all the pupils including the primary department. In this same term the first annual of the Gaines- ville High School was published. This showed many people, who never knew before, what G. H. S. was really accomplishing. In 1914 the annual was again published and for the first time an alumni was organized. And now the year of '15 marks still greater improvements. The faculty as well as the student body has increased to a great extent, there being thirty teachers and about eight hundred and twenty-five pupils. This is an increase of nearly fifty per cent. in the faculty and about forty per cent. in the student body. The school board has obtained sufficient means so as to obtain teachers better prepared to instruct the pupils, that is, col- 11 GAINESYILLE HIGH SCHOOL, 1915 lege graduates and those with more experince. Many good and useful books have been added to the lilrrary until now we have a fairly good library. By the eltorts of Professors Buchholz and Grimm an up-to-date laboratory has lveen placed in the school both for physics and chemistry. lloth chemistry and solid geometry are taught in the High School for the tirst time. Other great changes a1'e also noted. For the first time the buildings are absolutely clean and free from dust, under the supervision of our etlicient custodian and his corps of janitors. Ilut one of the greatest things, which occurred this term, is that tl. H. S. was placed on the list of the accredited high schools. This is especially of advantage to all that are graduated from it, as most of the colleges will allow them to enter without entrance examinations. One thing we regret is that the Senior class is not able to publish an annual this term, as times are so hard. But nevertheless we are going to do something that is really more beneficial to the school and that is, to have a publication which will advertise the school and let the people of Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, and the colleges of the South know what the Gainesville High School has done and is able to do. The Music Art, and Expression Departments under the management ot' Miss Merchant, Mrs. Pierce. and Mrs. Roux, respectively, have made much progress and have a larger enrollment than ever before. Judging from what the school has done in the past tive years, we can imagine what it will be when another period of five years has passed. We fully realize there is still plenty of room for improvement, that it is not on an equal basis with the foremost schools of the State, but we believe in a year or two it will be. It may be possible that by next term home eco- nomics, manual training. and gymnastics will be placed in the school. Each year the grounds are made more beautiful. As we see that improve- ments are being made in every line, we have a right to think that the Gainesville T-Iiofh Sr-hool will be eoual to any high school in the State, and that the people of Gainesville will become more interested in it and even he prouder of it than of the L'niversity. MAYBELLE BELLAH. THE MODERN SCHOOL BUILDING AND ITS GROUNDS The school building and its play grounds are becoming more modern every day. It was not long ago that less thought was put into the require- ments of such buildings than most any other kind of structure, but since many disasters have occurred, causing much loss of life, people have be- 12 GAINESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL, 1915 come awakened to the fact that the school question is one of no little im- portance, and now science is playing a great part in this problem. Many architects are making special studies of the school requirements and when a school building is now constructed poorly and not modernly arranged, it reflects greatly on both the architect and the board who hires him. Of course some architects are "crooks," there being several bad ones in our own state, and they should be guarded against. They, in their promising and inviting way, walk in on a school board, promise them a beautiful, elaborate building, sometimes twice as much for the money as some other honest and upright architect, who is building to his reputation, and in this way they get the job: but when it is completed a miserable mis- take has been revealed. The building is poorly constructed, made of cheap materials and cannot begin to compare with the pictures and promises of this "crooked tramp" who poses as an architect, and who has already been paid for the plans and skipped, ready to pounce on some other in- nocent school board, ignorant of his cunning accomplishments. Before an architect is employed he should have plenty of good recommendations, thus assuring without a doubt complete satisfaction. The modern school should be as near fire proof as possible, well lighted, properly ventilated and heated. The majority of states in the Union require in their building laws that fire escapes shall be erected at each end of school buildings which are two or more stories high. Of course the money allowed for a building has con- siderable to do with how fire proof it may be. If the price permits, as much wood work as possible should be done away with, using metal and concrete or brick in its place. Corridors should run the whole length of the building and at each end exits be built either to the ground or to fire escapes, also two flights of stairs, one near each end of the corridor instead of near the center of the building'. No closets should be built under stairs on account of ure starting in the rubbish which collects there. Stairs should not be over six or less than four and a half feet wide, which allows plenty of room for students marching two abreast. Doors should always open out of the school rooms or the building so that in time of panic they can be easily forced open. A room should be lighted from only one side and the desks should be arranged so that the light comes from the left side of the pupilg in this way neither the teacher nor pupils are facing a glaring window light. There is nothing more disagreeable to a teacher or pupils than a cold room to study or recite ing therefore some good heating system should be installed. There are several methods used, one of the best and most com- 13 in A Z I C I 7 I. Z 1 ,- -.' GAINESVILLE HIGH SFHOOL, 1915 monly used is the steam heat, steam being conveyed to radiators placed in the different rooms and corridors. These radiators are always placed under a window or near an outside door so that the inrush of air is imme- diately warmed. In some of the better schools wall ventilators are pro- vided which take the foul air up through the wall, also creating a cir- culation of the atmosphere in the room. Much care is being expended on the school building nowadays in re- gards to cleaning and preservation. Preservative oils should be applied to all woodwork once a week: this not only preserves the wood but keeps down the dust and makes cleaning and sweeping easier. Several dillerent mixtures of this oil are in use now, most of them contain a high per cent. of turpentine which is very healthy to breathe. Soap or water should never be put on woodwork in school buildings under any considerationg damp- ness causes growth of germs and also decay. The building should be thor- oughly swept or brushed every day and all trash and garbage collected from building should be incinerated so as to immediately kill germs which are carried about in many ways-as, for example, by flies, mosquitoes and other insects. All toilets and lavatories should be scrubbed and disinfected at least twice per day. Some people may think this is a lot of unnecessary routine work jotted down to fill out the composition, but if you will make our school a few visits you will find every mentioned detail thoroughly carried out. A large, spacious ground is very essential for schools and if graded and parked beautifully is one of its best drawing cards. lt should include basket-ball and tennis courts, foot-ball gridiron, base-ball diamond, and special playground for primary children. The grounds should have plenty of trees for shade and ornamental purposes. As much of the ground as possible should be sodded in grass to keep down dust, one of the best germ carriers known. In respect of buildings and grounds, our Gainesville High School is exceedingly well equipped. We have a large, commodious and comfortable building of modern construction, and our play grounds and athletic field are unequaled in the State, if indeed, in the South. A campus of many acres, shaded by beautiful trees, affords place for tennis and basket-ball courts, and our elegant athletic field just completed, contains an up-to-date race track of five laps, a foot-ball field and base-ball diamond. Our buildings are most carefully kept clean and sanitary, being regu- larly oiled and dusted and swept as modern sanitary methods demand. M. A. TUCKER. 15 GAINESYILLE HIGH SCHOOL. 1915 THE FUNCTION OF TIIE HIGH SCHOOL IN THE STATE'S EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM Previous to the period of twenty years past nearly all secondary educa- tion was entrusted to academies and private schools, but within the past two decades conditions have changed. 'the high school is no longer merely a preparatory school for university, but is coming to be more and more the final word in education for the great mass of people. During twenty years past the number attending high school has grown from three hundred and sixty-five thousand to one million and one hundred and thirty thousand, an increase of two hundred and ten per cent. as against an increase in population of but forty-seven per cent. A few years ago there were only twenty-live hundred high schools. Now more than eleven thousand exist. Hence it is fitting and necessary that the high school take full account of the conditions in the community and of the needs and requireinents of all those whom it professes to serve. The chief purpose of the high school, as of the elementary school and of college and university, is the development of intellectual power, the ability for independent thinking and skill in accomplishment. These things may be achieved tll1'UUgl1 the constant and systematic application to any ot' the studies provided in a liberal high school curriculum. Students with ditlerent purposes in life will of course find proportion- ate difference in the value to them of this or that branch of learning. It is not with the relative merits of various subjects that we a1'e concerned, but rather are we anxious to establish clearly the proposition that the high school must make provisions for satisfying all just demands made upon it, and tor meeting the constantly arising new conditions whether these be of a social, industrial or civic nature. It is generally agreed that it is nowise the specific purpose of the high school to provide for technical training in any line. Nor is it in anyway a part of the general plan to convert the high school into a purely vocational or trade school. Nevertheless it must be recognized that it is equally as serious a failure for the high school to re- fuse to take into account the value and necessity of those studies and arts which have an intimate contact with every day life, which lend a more di- rect and vivid interest to the average student, and which se1've, in short, to exemplify the relation between the theoretical and the practical, It is through a recognition of these facts, for example, that the boy who has found the ordinary routine of studies dull and uninteresting and who is on the verge of completing his education in the ninth grade, can be turned from his aversions to school life by a systematic course of instruction in the manual arts. The interest awakened in him through this means will 16 GAINESYILLE HIGH SCHOOL. 1915 not stop there but will extend more and more completely to the field of subjects before distasteful to him. We have as yet touched only briefly on other phases of community and social life whose interests the high school should and must serve. School is not merely preparation for life, but is in no small degree life itself. And though this period stands at the threshold of life in its complete state, yet those who are pupils must now begin to meet and solve the problems which meet one on every hand. We have said that the high school is not merely a preparatory school for college and yet it must make adequate provision for those who desire a higher education. This is and must always be a subject for serious con- sideration on the part of both high school and university authorities. Our system of education in Florida is so arranged that there need be no decided gap between the kindergarten and the State University or Wo- man's College. Thus the graduate of the high school, who so desires, may turn to one or the other of these institutions with as little inconvenience or interruption to work as is experienced in passing from the lower grades into the high school. Hence this correlation between high school and university niust not be overlooked, but it w'ill always remain necessary for the high school to provide such instruction as is required for the foundation for a university education. We may conclude then that the high school occupies a position of vast importance in the States educational system: and, as it recognizes and meets the requirements imposed upon it, in just such proportion will it justify its existence and increase its value and usefulness to the State. T. J. SWEARINGISN, JR. THE GENERAL VALUE OF LIBRARIES TO SCHOOLS The schools of America, and especially the public schools, are doing great things for the country. They are the future hope of the republic, and with out schools its days would be numbered. The schools have labored hard to give the youth all needed informa- tion, that is, the fundamentals of knowledge. In recent years other things have been added to these, such as manual training, domestic science, draw- ing, music, agriculture, and many other subjects of practical value. Books and their uses is a topic of great signiiicance to teachers, and is of real importance to every grade of the schools from the primary to the 17 GAINESYILLE HIGH SVHOOL, 1915 university. All these things and more make books one of the great ma- terials ot' education. In the education ot' the future, books must take a greater part than they have yet assumed. He who learns to use books wisely has in his possession a tool of great power. No school can afford to send boys and girls out into the world without lveing' thus equipped. it is this fact that has resulted in so many schools accumulating good libraries for young people. The organization of reading circles has been invaluable in many cases. Many problems in school discipline have been solved in an easy manner by reason ot' the reading circle. The bad boy often forgets to lze ltad if he is interested in some line book of adventure. The restless l:oy becomes quiet and the silly girl sane under the magic spell of a good book. Many parents have caught, through these same books, their first glimpse ot' the world of story, and as a result have themselves become pat- rons of libraries. Experience has convinced many that nothing is so etfective for children of the grades as a school room with its book shelf Iilled with just the things a child loves. Given these favorable conditions, the child goes forth into the world with good taste, good reading habits, good character well started, or, if perchance he goes into the high school from the grades, he has a knowledge of books that can be used etiectively. A high school without a library is as impossible as a high school with- out a laboratory or a high school without an adequate teaching corps. As to size and quality of this library there will be various notions. It cannot be too large, but much discretion should be used in the selection of it. Books should be selected in accordance with the age ot' children and their ability to absorb the contents. The modern school provides a wealth of literature for all grades and, instead of being compelled to grind through text books, children are read- ing with enthusiasm and understanding a variety of high class books. The great problem which the school hasin connection with the library is to develop the habit of its proper use. The great problem which the li- brary has in connection with the school, is to secure as extensive a use ot' books as is possible. The old View of the relation of the libra1'y to the school was that the Iii,-rary was a very useful adjunct to the school, but the school of today recognizes the fact that the library field is of equal importance with its own. The old idea of the library was that of a reservoir into which was gath- ered the materials for use within narrow range. The modern idea of the 18 GAINESYILLE HIGH SCHOOL. 1915 lihrary is that it is a fountain sending out. as well as gathering in, for it- self. In many communities experiments are heing carried on tending to make the school a community center and these experiments are in many cases successful. Through the use ofthe school huilding as a community center the value of the school lilgrary to the community will he inestimahle. The time will come, no doubt, when the school building will I:-ecome the real social center of the community, and when that time comes it is safe to say that every school will lie equipped with carefully selected hooks for the use not merely of the children hut also of adults. The whole academic life in America is weakened lizy the mad desire for credit. Many of our young people go to the lilzrary as a reference for examinations. thus piling up credit instead of culture. For the relief of this situation the most potent factor yet discovered is the library con- nected with the school. Every high school boy or girl will become a lover of hooks if the proper opportunity is given. The lover and reader of hooks is always ready to communicate something to his associates. He is then on the road to a good conversational powe1'. It is doubtful whether the school through any other line of endeavor has so great an opportunity to influence the life of our country as through the liberal use of the library. With all the enlargements of our curriculum let us continue to give the library its proper place in the school and in the lives of children. HELEN HOLDER. STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS OF THE HIGH SCHOOL A modern high school must have student organizations to be complete. Without them, important duties of the school will he left undone. Al- though student organizations are necessary, there lies great danger in hav- ing too many. If a school is in such a condition, the students do no one society justice, and at the same time possibly they are slighting studies. Literary societies are essential for any high school. They are the foun- dation of practice in public speaking and legislation. By means of such societies the students learn parliamentary rules and the necessity of order. It is very important also that each class of the high school have its organ- ization. In this way the spirit and unity of each class may he realized. 19 GAINESYILLE HIGH SCHOOL, 1915 One of the most useful organizations of the high school is the orchestra. Un all pulrlic and private occasions the very best music may be furnished without cost to the high school. The high school orchestra creates en- thusiasm in music and leads many to play some musical instrument. An- other important high school organization is the athletic association. Probably this lzody has more work than any other of the school's socie- ties, supporting and encouraging, as it does, all athletics. Every student organization should be conducted on a business basis. Every otiicer should be selected with greatest care. The ollicers should be selected on account of ability and not popularity. Neither should any one or two members be let 1'ule everything according to their wishes. That is one of the most harmful things that comes before organizations. If this is the case, the organization will soon be divided, which means it cannot stand. A prime necessity is proniptness in business transactions and also in time of meeting. The work should always be business like, and at no time should foolishness prevail. The value of student organization is almost inestimable. The value accrues not only to the student but also to the school and public. The school is well advertised in every particular because each organization does its best work by competing with other high schools. The members of these organizations attain managing power that leads them to success in their future lives. This ability makes of them good citizens who are a credit to their community. In these organizations is where every high school student first learns to take responsibilities. This also is a fundamental part of the foundation of a business life. The value of co-operation is learned in bodies of this kind. This again is a great help to them in after life. High school students lay their foundation for after life while in the high school. Were it only for this reason student organiza- tions should be carried on in the most prohtable manner. The life and success of all high school organizations depend on the co- operation of the entire student body. Each student should be an active member and support the organization by his work, dues, and regular attendance. Without the co-operation of students, the organization can- not do its best workg the otlicers do not have encouragement and therefore the work is a burden. For this reason student organizations must have the support of the entire student body and faculty in order to be successful. CLAUDE OGILVIE. 20 GAINESYILLE HIGH SCHOOL. 1915 SOCIAL LIFE IN HIGH SCHOOL When girls and boys have grown into womanhood and manhood and have gone out into the world to take their places among' their fellows, the fondest recollections that come after busy hours to soothe tired brains and ofttimes aching hearts are those of school day experiences. As young people are naturally social in temperament and ready always to plan for amusement and gayety, it is very necessary that the social life of the school furnish an outlet for youthful enthusiasm of a social kind. They are going to have a ce1'tain amount of social intercourse, for their natures require it and if such intercourse have the support and encouragement of the school authorities it is sure to be a pure and wholesome form of amusement. One of the best results of this element in a school is its essential char- acteristic of preventing selfishness. It is an established fact that where so called "crowds" or "sets" exist, the1'e are sure to be several isolated boys and girls who seldom have the chance to mingle with their comrades in a social way. In high school each student belongs to a class-whether Freshman or Senior makes no differenceg everyone has the right to join any of the associationsg if' desired each class may have receptions, parties and the like. If one class plans for a little party or social affair, there are no hard feelings, no one belonging to that class is left out, everyone feels that he or she personally is needed and wanted, for each one is in a measure responsible for the success of the entertainment. So to prevent this selfish attitude and to promote a feeling' of companionship, it seems that school, where the students meet on the common footing of fellow class and school mates, is the first place to inaugurate this feeling of lmnnc cunmrrulwrz'c. As- sociation promotes and cements friendship. As a people we are democratic and our democracy should be developed in early years when minds are plastic and hearts are susceptible to influences. Social life in High School develops not alone a friendly spirit but also school spirit. In order that a school be successful it is absolutely neces- sary to have the co-operation of the students. The teachers cannot alone accomplish all things, neither can they be entirely successful with the aid given them by the board of trustees or the patrons. They must have the assistance and support of the students or their efforts will be only in a measure productive of the good they hope to achieve. Social activities will instil a certain amount of school spirit into some who hitherto have seemed practically indifferent. In the scholastic year of 191-1-1915 the spirit of good fellowship has been encouraged in the Gainesville High School, and I firmly believe that it has proved highly beneficial to the student body as a Whole as Well as in- 21 GAINESYILLE HIGH SCHOOL, 1915 dividually. However, the social atlairs are not allowed to interfere with our regular school work, for it is so arranged that as many as possible come on Friday nights in order that there may be no unprepared lessons the next day. The first of numerous pleasant events given by some division of the Gainesville High School during the above mentioned year, was a reception at the home of Mr. T. B. Stringfellow. The boys of the Athletic Associa- tion acted as hosts, the foot-ball eleven being honored guests. As our High School Faculty was composed entirely of new members, this gave the students an opportunity to become acquainted with them outside of the class room. Other social atlairs given by the Athletic Association for visiting teams have been thoroughly enjoyed by home as well as out of town participants. The homes of Maj. W. Il. Thomas, Mr. A. L. Daughtry, Dr. J. t'. Bishop and filr. T. W. Shands have in turn been the scenes of several of these recep- tions. Besides these, the Senior Class and their friends have been entertain- ed at several delightfully informal gatherings. Probably one of the most pleasant and most interesting receptions of the whole year was tendered by the Boys' Athletic Association at the hos- pitable home of Maj. Thomas at the close of the foot-ball season. During the evenin,g, the formal disbanding of the squad took place. New oiiicers were elected for the coming year and as several of the star players, being seniors, would not have a chance again to represent their school, they we1'e called on for farewell speeches. In view of the fact that the season just closed had been the most brilliant in the history of G. H. S. foot-ball, it was with reluctance that the squad disbanded, however they were cheered by the fact that the eleven next year would be even more eiiicient than in previous years. Professor and Mrs. P. H. Rolfs were at home to the Junior and Senior Classes early in the new year. One thing which made the evening espec- ially delightful was the presence of our principal and his charming young bride. Last in order, but by no means last in importance, came the Junior reception. This is always the social function of the scholastic year, when the Juniors entertain the Seniors, it having been the custom of the Gaines- ville High School for several years. The parting remark of one of the guests at the elaborate affair probably expressed the opinion of all who were fortunate enough to be present-"it was a brilliant success!" The year 1915 marks the close of the most successful period of the life of G. H. S. Since social life has been more than ever in ascendency during -7 0 GAINESYILLE HIGH SCHOOL. 1915 this year, surely it cannot be said that it retards or hinders progress in a school. As a member of the Senior Class, I hesitate not at all, and I believe that I express the feelings of the majority of "The Class," when I say that, without a doubt, this has been one of the most profitable as well as happiest years of my school experience. MARJORIE WHITE. ATHLETICS Athletics is a very important branch of the regular High School work. It is a very important element in the obtaining of a high school education. Man's life constitutes three great factors, namely: the mental, the moral, and the physical. The philosopher will say that the mental is, by far, the most important: the preacher will say, the moral: but the strong, healthy, robust athlete will stand for the physical. Why? Because the physical is the very foundation of both the moral and the mental. The mental and moral are both dependent on the physical. The purpose, therefore, of athletics in the High Schools is the develop- ment of a sound body, which is the basis of a sound mind. There are many benefits derived from good, clean athletics tand in this theme the word athletics means good, clean athleticsb. If a nian's physical nature is strong, healthy and robust, the mental and moral will naturally have a better chance to develop. Look into Nature! The most matured plant yields the greatest p1'oduct, the healthiest tree the sweetest fruit, and the greenest vine the prettiest llower. The old idea that mothers used to have, that athletics consisted only of rough, dangerous games, in which the dear son would get half killed, or at least crippled for life, is fast becoming an idea of the past. These loving mothers are beginning to see the real result of athletics. They see that son as he develops in alertness, activity, quick- ness of decision, self-control, and self-reliance. Friends, have you visited the state prisons, the penitentiaries, the re- form schools, and asylums all over this grand old republic? Have you no- ticed the physical condition of the occupants thereof? Statistics show that ninety per cent. of these men and women are abnormal physically. On the other hand, look about you in your every day life. Note your political lead- ers, your social leaders, and all your other leaders. What is their physical condition? Why did the ancient Roman value athletics so highly '? And why are the colleges and universities all over the civilized world today ad- vancing athletics? Then, why shouldn'tfthe high school advance athletics? Athletics then, does not consist of rough, dangerous games for the cle- - 0 Za -4 """x. y gkf 'W 'Z' ,,,,,17-.. ,.,r -1 4 Q A ,, -v - - W Q' .- --w U LB1,+,fS5,.-y 1-rife, .'E'tf-..:1.- Dc, ,- 43,5 R... ' A-,sv v , - ,,,A, 5 1 , . B.-XSKI-fl'-B.'XI.L TEAMS FOOT-B.-Xl.L SQUAD Q .-I ' ---- X. .- GAINESYILLE HIGH SCHOOL. 1915 velopment of the brute: but it consists of games and other contests that are conducive to manliness, pride, and other gentlemanly qualities. Foot-bail, base-ball, basket-ball, and tennis games, gymnasium and track work are the most popular forms of athletics. These games are played under oiiicial rules which are revised every year for the main purpose of elimi- nating all forms of danger, such as roughness. So, even the girls take part in athletics. At least forty per cent. of those benented by athletics are girls. And the Ladies' Improvement Associations all over the South are endorsing ath- letics. The benefits, then, derived from athletics are too numerous to relate. These benefits, however, can only be fully realized by those receiving theni. The contestant develops that love for his school and for his fellow students, who have fought the battle of victories by his side. The fan with his school spirit, his support to the team by cheering it on to victory. also de- velops a love for his school. In both cases this same love follows them out into the world and is long remembered. Athletics attracts many students to the school: and athletics holds them there. In view of the above mentioned facts, the Gainesville High School has been very actively indulging in athletics for the past five years. But it was not until the past term of 1914-15 that she enjoyed athletics as taking a strongly established stand throughout the entire term. Tennis was the first to attract attention: clubs were formed and tennis became very pop- ular among the members of the faculty, as well as the student body. Thus, for the first time in the history of the school two tennis courts afforded much pleasure and recreation to those who desired athletics in this mild but refreshing form. Second in order but first in importance, was foot-ball. liarly in the season foot-ball attracted the chief attention texcept for the classesi of the boys, and thus, indirectly, the girls. Dr. W. J. Buck organ- ized and continued to coach the team, until relieved by Professors Buch- holz and Grimm. The team played seven games, winning five and losing two: scoring a total of one hundred and thirty-seven 11375 points, and twenty-one 121i scored to its loss. The two games lost were as follows: Duval 12-G. H. S. 03 Florida Scrubs 7-G. H. S. The most decisive games were played with Gcala High School, resulting in the scores of 32 to 0 and 41 to 0 in favor of G. H. S. This team then made the best record of any team in the history of the school, and justly claims second place in the list of Florida High Schools. Duval won the State championship, and Gainesville played them their closest score. A challenge to Duval for a return game, and one to Hillsboro for a game were both declined. It must be stated that at the time of the game with Duval the G. H. S. had had only 25 GAINESYILLE HIGH SFHOOL, 1915 two weeks' practice. lt is therefore the belief of every member of the school, as well as the team, that had the game been played later in the season, G. H. S. would undoubtedly have won the state championship. In athletics, as well as in everything else, the girls of the G. H. S., as usual, held their own. This was done in basket-ball, they having played and won two games. The games were played with Palatka and Duval, re- sulting' in scores of 1-1 to 9 and 13 to 10, victories respectively for the G. H. S. The boys too,decided that they could play basket-ball, and although a glance at their record will show that they were mistaken, they must be given credit for introducing that game as a delightful form of athletics for the boys of the G. H. S. Track work was the next in line. Owing' to the fact that a track and equipment was not secured until late in the season, the results were not as great as they would have been under more favorable conditions. Never- theless, G. H. S. for the first time, was strongly represented at the animal State High School Track Meet, six 461 points being' won by her team. Base-ball, for the same excuse as that of track work, was late in get- ting started: but at the time of this publication, the handsome new dia- mond presents many busy and exciting scenes, such as is presented by good hand practice. It is evident, therefore, that the G. H. S. will be duly represented in this national sport, base-ball. Athletic associations, one for the boys, and one for the girls, were organized at the begiiming of the term. These strong organizations com- posed of a large per cent. of the student body, successfully transacted all business of an athletic natu1'e. They also managed to combine athletics with many delightful social aflairs. For the success of these associations, every member is very grateful to The Gainesville Sun, the Ladies' Improvement Association, the County and Local School Boards, the Trustees, the Faculty, Dr. Buck, Mrs. H. F. Gobert, and all individuals who purchased tickets to the games or who oth- erwise contributed to the success of athletics in the Gainesville High School. The only excuse for not having a bigger success was due to the failure of the people of Gainesville to support. this necessary branch of their school. But it is seriously hoped that this sad fact will be remedied next season. The prospects for the season of 1915-16 are very bright. The facts that Professors Grimm and Buchholz will be with the school next year., and that the school atlords plenty of good Alachua County material capable of lgeing developed into first class athletes: is sutlicient to say that the suc- cess of athletics in the G. H. S. for 1915-16 will be surpassed by no other school in the State. CHESTER S. HARROLD. 26 GAINESYILLE HIGH SUHOOL, 1915 THE VALUE OF A SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT ASSO- CIATION TO A SCHOOL For untold ages, the activities of woman were limited to those within their own four walls, but this condition no longer exists. The Nineteenth Century with its ideals of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity gave woman her place, and she with her brother man now has her shoulder to the wheel and is a most potent factor in all the activities that have for their aim the uplift of humanity. Of the many organizations of women, none perhaps is better known than the School Improvement Association. This society carries on its work outside of the class room, and its chief purpose is the general im- provement of the school as a whole. About tive years ago the School Improvement Association of Gaines- ville Was organized and so far its work has been a great success. Its pur- pose in co-operation with the school. is to aid the child materially, to culti- vate his aesthetic emotions, and to develop him mentally. This Association has aided in a material way by beautifying the grounds, donating pictures to the school, and adding many books to the library. In addition to this, it furnishes any child who does not have the means to come to school with the proper equipment, but in such a way as to eliminate from the mind of the child any supposition that he is being aid- ed by charity. It is also the aim of the School Improvement Association to cultivate the aesthetic emotions of the child, and to do this, last year it otlered a prize of five dollars to the grade having the most beautiful flower garden. Furthermore, this Society stimulates and develops the child mentally by offering prizes for the best essays on given subjects, which causes the child to put forth his best efforts and gain confidence in himself. In no way can the Association do more good than by bringing the par- ents and teachers in closer touch, thus enabling the teachers the better to understand the child and to do the most possible good for him. This As- sociation has not neglected its opportunity here, but each year at the be- ginning of the fall term gives an informal reception to which teachers and parents alike are invited. The teachers are made honorary members of the Association, thus enabling them, Without expense or effort, to keep in touch With the Work and to meet many of the parents. On the whole the Woman's School Improvement Association of Gaines- ville is quite a factor in the community and it works in perfect harmony 27 GAINESYILLE HIGH SUHOOL, 1915 with the school, co-operating' with the teachers in such 21 manner as to avoid any friction that might arise. It is Olll' sincerest hope and desire that this society may carry on its work imleiinitely, that it may ite heartily endorsed hy the community and fully appreciatecl by the schools. MINA TRAXLICR. C E 0 C23 Q YO 28 The "VVhy" of Things We Study as Viewed by Ourselves UAINESYILLE HIGH SVHOOL, 1915 ENGLISH When we begin to consider the luenents of the study oi' the English language to the English speaking people we enter upon an almost unlimit- ed field for thought. English in any department of school is not only bene- ficial but very necessary, and in the high school course of study we have the ve1'y foundation for the proper usage of our language. In respect to the material, disciplinary and cultural value it performs a service that no other subject can. Materially, high school English teaches us how to speak and write correctly, and no matter what our path in life may he, it is the most nec- essary study for us. We may never need mathematics or any of our other studies, but English we certainly shall need. In our grammar school days we are taught the parts of speech, their uses and how to construct sen- tences, but in the high school we learn to use sentences easily and proper- ly. The better we know how to express our thoughts, the more likely we are to obtain what we desire and the only way to express our thoughts is in words either spoken or written. In speaking it is very necessary to understand how to express our- selves. The greater part of our feelings. desires and opinions are express- ed in Words. and it behooves us to speak as well as possible. The weight of a persons character is frequently determined by the kind of language he uses in an ordina1'y conversation. Many have been the troubles caused bv a speech which was so worded that it gave an entirely ditterent impres- sion from that which it was intended to convey. To "say what you mean" and say it in the clearest and most concise manner possible is one of the best rules that could be given for the use of any language, and in order to follow this rule it is necessary to know how to use our words and arrange them properly in sentences and paragraphs. In every letter we write we express our knowledge of composition and rhetoric. Every one likes to receive an interesting and well composed letter, whether personal or business. If we wish to write business letters. our knowledge of composition and rhetoric may help us wonderfully. Sometimes the way in which our letters are expressed will mean many dollars lost or gained for us, while many times we lose friends by writing them letters containing perfectly innocent thoughts badly expressed. Therefore we should always know how to express ourselves in writing. High school English is of great disciplinary value. The course in English serves for a double preparation in life, as it is an aid in, and a preparation for, social and personal life, that is, for manhood, womanhood and citizenship. It aids in the choice of and advance toward a vocation. 30 GAINESYILLE HIGH SUHOOL. 1915 Literature, as a branch in the English course is studied for its cul- tural value. It develops those personal attitudes toward the great values in human life that will help one to appreciate the values in life as it is lived all about one. and to discriminate more carefully in the selection of those values which he wishes to realize in his own life. In studying poetry, we have the poet's attitude toward life, which inclines us toward higher ideals. The study of fiction gives us a clearer insight into the great human motives that have dominated men and have an influence over us in our upward way in the process of civilization, and also inculcates a desire for the better things of life. In order to keep us in touch with this day and generation it teaches us to be appreciative. By the study of literature there is engendered a general interest in literature itself and a tlesire to inculcate a habit of reading. In studying literature one becomes acquainted with the great masterpieces and learns the proper standards of good literature and by this means may choose the books one reads. In short, no matter what may be our position in life, high school English cannot fail to be of the utmost material, disciplinary and cultural value to us if we learn well what it teaches and use our knowledge in everything we write, think or say. BERTHA ROSENBERGER. MATHEMATICS In the course of mathematics pursued here, the Gainesville High School has held true to the line of work established by years of usage. Elementary algebra is taken up in the freshman year, and plane geometry in the sophomore. These two years of work are required of all who gradu- ate. Advanced algebra in the junior, and trigonometry and solid geometry in the senior year are optional. All expecting to enter college are informed that four years' work in mathematics are required preparatory to college. and advised to take the full course, but this High School is not a prepara- tory school distinctly and alone, and could not justly be one, since a great number of the students do not enter college and require a different course from those who do. Mathematics of all studies easily excels. It is the exact science. A student enffa0'ed in solving a mathematical problem always knows what ofa: zz- C end he is Working for and when that goal is attained. From the very nature of the subject, mathematics of all studies is best designed to de- velop clearness and accuracy of thinking and expression. These two 31 GAINESYILLE HIGH SCHOOL, 1915 qualities of mind will be of greatest value to a student in life to come. In most people, even in people otherwise well educated, these two attri- butes seem altogether lacking. People unacquainted with the benefits derived from mathematical study, as well as people who demand a close-at-hand view of the dollar mark at all times and in all things, seem inclined to view with extreme lightness the importance of mathematics in the equipment or make up of man or woman. No person can be as well fitted for a successful career without having made a careful and exhaustive study of mathematics. It is true that a knowledge of the processes of algebra or the theorems of geometry cannot in all cases be made to serve first-handed as a bread and butter factory. The possessor of mathematical learning is not looked to or intended to use this learning as a first handed means of making money, as in the case of those who have made a study of a trade as bookkeeping or stenog- raphy. For this reason it is hard for many to understand why mathe- matics is a practical science. The highest function of man is independent thinking and accurate reasoning, and the man who excels in these respects is a leader of his fellows and is capable of accomplishing the ,greatest amount of good and attaining the highest degree of success. Whatever, then, develops these powers of thinking and reasoning, serves to heighten the capacity for success, and is certainly, above all things the most in- tensely practical. Thus the cultural side of mathematics is closely bound up with its practical phase and we see that here also, as in any other instance, true culture is one of the most practical elements that can con- duce to a successful career. So far we have considered only that side of mathematical training which develops intellectual power and skill in reasoning and accuracy in expression. But there is no branch of engineering which is not almost wholly indebted to mathematics for its advancement. From the ancient pyramids and the towers of prehistoric Eabylon to the engineers of to-day performing marvels of construction, mathematics has been the very foun- dation upon which the work is based. The civil engineer running his lines through the uninhabited wilderness and over inaccessible mountain ranges, digging great canals and harbors, building sky-scrapers that tower high above the earth, and the man who bridges deep chasms with a net-work of steel, even the naval architect who has to balance the mighty battle- ships finely and calculate the stress stood, would all alike be lost without mathematics. Thus we who study mathematics in the high school, whether we shall ever pursue the subject further in college or university, or whether we 32 GAINESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL, 1915 shall go out into life with the training which we have, nevertheless realize the extremely important place which mathematics holds in our scheme of education. And while it may be difiicult and distasteful for some, yet in the beauty and unchangeable character of the truths it brings within our range of vision, in the vigorous discipline it imposes upon our minds, too often inclined to be careless and haphazard, in short in its cultural as well as its practical uses, we recognize clearly and unmistakably the im- mense value which mathematics has held for us and will continue to hold for all who have the stamina and determination to follow unhaltingly along the paths in which this king among sciences leads. T. C. MCEACHIN, JR. HISTORY In the broadest sense history is the record of man's activities as a 1-ace, which is traced in various records and memorials. History reveals to us man's moral advancement, political relations, advancement toward freedom and his progress in the arts and sciences. Why do we study history '? This is a question, which we hear asked daily in the schools and is a question I am endeavo1'ing to answer. Our main purpose in history is to see wherein man has made failures as a race or individual: to observe the causes of progress and of decline-so that with the knowledge of this experience we may better avoid the dangers and better utilize the opportunities which may present themselves. History is a revelation. We often wonder what are the elements of a complete life. Surely one of them is all the comprehension of this world we can get, not only through ordinary observation, but through the study of science, literature and history. This intelligent knowledge of our surroundings should not be the privilege of only a few, for it brings forth the lasting satisfaction and greater freedom of action. The most certain road to the comprehension of our country, its institutions and its relation to the world lies through work in history. There are purely intellectual habits strengthened or created by the study of history. There are few subjects that call the child's power of imagination into such com- prehensive and vigorous activity. For all the higher types of citizenship such imaginative power has its obvious value. Memory is one of the most wonderful and important of our intellec- tual faculties, and all that tends to strengthen and develop it is of the highest importance. History is foremost among the studies that train GAINESYILLE HIGH SCHOOL, 1915 the memory, for in its very nature it. is a memory study, and memory gains facility by practice. The problems portrayed by the study of history are just the problems of everyday life with all their complications, intricacy and human quality and therefore atlord excellent material forthe practice of judgment and training of the reasoning powers. History deals with men and women, with motives of human action, and with agencies that have influenced human lite and still continue to do so. No other study Oilers such oppor- tunity for training in estimating men, their character, their powers and their prolzalzle course of action. There is brought to the student a grow- ing realization of the complexity of civilization and society and of the mul- titude of the causes and agencies at work, and he becomes habituated to 'seeking and weighing evidence and to suspending judgment till all has been heard. Another result of the study of history is an enlightened patriotism, for something more than knowledge is essential to make a patriot. It is impossible to expect patriotism from one who is ignorant of what his country has stood for in the development of civilization. The ethical value of liisto1'y is sometimes seriously questioned. His- tory helps the student to a proper comprehension of the world and a better understanding of his own place in it, and this certainly has a moral value. A subject the study of which results in such intellectual and moral advan- tage should be placed on a high pedestal in the school. History is of cultural value. Culture is the slowly maturing fruit ot a silent feeding of the soul upon nourishing ideas. Culture is the tone of power rather than its amount or intensity. It is a qualitative rather than quantitative wo1'd and the culture studies are those that conduce to such results. History is one of the foremost studies of this group. History has a very broadening ellect upon a person. We are each circumscribed by time and we have a very small segment in which to move. History enables us to profit by the experiences of the past and if we a1'e not well informed upon the past las our lives are very shortl we are indeed narrow-minded. By studying history we hear the shock and clash of the Persian and Greek ships at Salamisg we behold Caesar marching on his campaigns and we feel the suffering of our forefathers at Valley Forge. It also creates with- in us a love or revei'ence for certain places. A person beholding the snow- clad Alps will appreciate them far more if he is thoroughly informed upon the history of Caesar and Napoleon crossing the Alps. Bunker Hill and Gettysburg are never thought of as O1'CHIl2l1'fV' earth, instead, they are dear to our hearts because we know the history of our ancestors fighting so gal- lantly there. 3 -1 GAINESVILLE HIGH SCHOGL, 1913 History occupies an important place in qualifying a person for citizen- ship. The high school pupil is a inemher of society and a citizen ot' a com- monwealth, with social and political obligations that grow as he growsg therefore social and political institutions always constitute increasingly important elements in his surroundings. To he a good citizen he must understand these, and he can understand them only in the light and through acquaintance with their does for the student, revealing surface has come to he what it human activities, explaining how growth and development. What geology the changes through which the earth's is, history does for him in the world ol' and why men possess their present ideas government, law and religion that they and beliefs. forms ot' industry, now possess and how they live according to p1'esent modes and customs. These subjects completely change a student's idea of his relation to man- kind and to society, and his ideas ot' his country's relation to the world. In this way human sympathy developed and strengthened, and provin- cialism broken down. Since history is the medium through which we get a broad outlook on human affairs, since it provides that knowledge of past experience which is necessary for full understanding and appreciation of the rights and duties of citizenship, since it is essential in developing the intellectual capacities, since all high schools stand for a well rounded education. which fits its students for life. it is evident history should hold a very important place in the high school. RUBY LVCILLE HICKS. LATIN The why of Latin? Of course there is a why, there's a reason why, as a famous advertisement says. The why as viewed by the students, the teachers, and the parents ditters widely, however. The View of the students is prejudiced, that of the teachers varying, and of the parents, mostly indifferent. By the much to he pitied students who have to study the subject, Latin is looked on with hatred, sometimesg indilierence, generally: and much admiration in a few cases. When iirst the wondering pupils get into the throes of the declension of porta and the conjugation of the much loved amo, the novelty appeals to 1 them, and keeps them at work, but when Caesar and his army victorious appear on the horizon, most of them begin to groan. They don't stop to think of the good the study of this famous general's ways and means will do them. This point of view 0 ,J 5 GAINESYILLE HIGH SCHOOL. 1915 does not enter their minds until they have fought with Caesar, argued with Cicero, and having reached the state of a senior, have begun to wonder with Aeneas. Then they can see the beauty, the literary value of the Latin classics, and can know how much the study of them has trained ano developed their mental abilities. It is only then that they have a really unbiased view of the study, for it is only then that they begin to look at their studies as something given them for their own benefit, and not as a teachers revenge. Now as to the teachers! Alas who is capable of knowing the thoughts and opinions of the teachers? Some like Latin and some do not, so of course tfor they are but human, "for a' that, for a' that'lJ some are in favor of its being studied in school, and very much in favor, while others think it should give way to science. They all have to give the Language credit for its disciplinary value, and its aid in developing logical thinking, bigger vocabularies, and a better way of speaking. English teachers especially, know the value of Latin in conjunction with the English course, and its importance in really appreciating grannnar, and the structure of our lan- guage. Most parents never stop to consider what their children study at school tmore's the pity!! and if they do, they very seldom interest them- selves enough to find out the relative values of different studies, or to see if what their girls and boys a1'e studying now will help them in their later life. If they did, they would soon find that Latin is one of the best of all studies. No other one study teaches them so much, for does not the Latin course, as taught in the High School, include literature, both prose and poetry, grammar, ethics. and logic: and does it not teach us to concen- trate our minds, work diligently, and apply ourselves to the task under hand? And what better qualities than these could we find to take with us through life? Oh, if our mothers and fathers would look into the study of Latin, and realize its benefits, they would never allow it to be taken from the curriculum as some talk of doing. This question of destroying both the study and the use of this time hon- ored language is much discussed. There are very few really sane and whole- minded people who would advocate such a plan. Why, what could take its place? Surely not science, for although science is a great study and a needful one, it does not contain the elements for the development of the mind that Latin does, nor is its influence felt in nearly so many lives. No, science can not usurp the place of Latin, for Latin is a good study, a help- ful study. an undying study. MARIAM GOIN. 36 CHIZNIICAI. .XND PHYMCXI. l,AI3lJR.-XTURIE5 ' S C I E N C E The science course in our high school includes as nearly as possible every phase of practical knowledge that might justly be demanded of any high school. The iirst year each science pupil completes "General Science", the practical Value being especially emphasized. General Science includes some of the more elementary essentials of physical geography, physics, biology, geology, and chemistry. The various aspects of the sciences which would naturally appeal to the ninth grade student are emphasized and discussed in simple scientiiic language illustrated by experiments. The second year deals wholly with biology, the science of both plant and animal life. One can naturally understand from the foregoing defini- tion that of all subjects this is one of the most important to the pupil from the standpoint of practical value. Biology teaches the relationship ex- isting between plants and animals, showing that they are naturally de- pendent. It also teaches how plants and animals multiply, breathe and perform their various other functions. Likewise we are thoroughly ac- 37 HAINESYILLE HIGH SUHOOL. 1915 quainted with their lives. The study ot' bacteria is an interesting portion ot' this year's work. We learn the methods ot' growth and propagation and also how to iight and etlectually ward oll' these minute organisms. Biology also teaches the economic value of plants to mankind, from which we obtain food, clothing, shelter, medicine and innumerable other things. The third year is utilized in giving a thorough course in physics, with the aid of one ot' the best equipped laboratories in the state. All fundamental principles of motion, light, sound, heat and electric- iiy are fully treated. Besides lreing' of great practical value the average pupil tinds this year very interesting for the reason that incidents con- cerning every day life are thoroughly dealt with. The senior year is taken up with the study ot' chemistry. This is one ot' the most interesting subjects of the senior course. The experiments we do are of great practical value to us in many ways, among them being information we gain of medicine as well as practical uses of many elements and their compounds. Thus we see that a pupil in having completed the science course as prescribed in our high school is in no small degree fitted for that portion oi' his life which demands the proper application of science. MILLICENT BISHOP. MODERN LANGUAGES When considering the subjects that should properly be included in the curriculum of an up-to-date high school. educators have agreed to give modern languages an important position. It is not the purpose of this paper to justify the prominent position accorded to the modern languages, but ratlrer to call attention to the lcenetits to be derived from a course in languages, as otlered by the high schools. Among the benefits derived from such a course are the cultural, scien- tilic, disciplinary, and practical. A knowledge ot' a nation can be gained chietly from one source, namely through its literature. A good reading knowledge of a language is essential to the proper understanding and adequate appreciation of the literature of that language. At least this is attempted by every school olltering a course in modern languages, and in addition biographical sketches of great men. Several historical narratives and one or two master-pieces are studied which may be considered as typical of the language in question. 38 GAINESYILLE HIGH SCHOOL. 1915 During the past forty years no nation has made such rapid strides as the Germans. These people are primarily a scientific people. They eat, walk, sleep, play, and fight according to accepted scientific standards. Naturally their contributions in the field of experimental sciences have been many. The French excel in medicine and have led the world in the field of prophylaxis. Few can realize the mental training that one receives from a course in modern languages. No other subject requires such concentration of the mind or such close attention to his enunciation as such a course. The study of any language gives a greater fluency of speech and better pre- pares one to understand his English. Each day there is a greater demand for a knowledge of the modern languages. This is partly due to the tendency toward travel among the middle classes and the great influx of immigrants to this country every year. Because of our acquisition of Spanish territory and since the opening of the Panama Canal and the closer union of the two Americas, Spanish has been in much demand. Today, all scientific magazines go to French and German as sources for a large amount of their materials. Taking into consideration these benents, I think you will readily see every students need for a course in modern languages. MARY BKRDICK. THE SENIOR CLASS In setting forth the facts and fancies which in the normal order of things resolve themselves into a class history, we are customarily con- fronted with statements concerning the size of the class at the outset, its dwindling numbers as the years pass. the peculiarities or eccentricities of certain members. the hardships and trials imposed by the studies and teachers, and finally we reach the pe1'oi'ation vividly portraying the won- ders of the goal attained, the battle won. Certainly the present class has no reason to feel ashamed of its mem- bers, for in proportion to the school as a whole, the number is far above the average. Another point which we do not hesitate to emphasize, is that the number of boys and girls is almost equal, there being eight of the former and nine of the latter. This proportion is rather out of the ordinary, and we take pride in it as pointing clearly to the fact that our boys, too, realize the value of a high school education and are ready to make sacrifices to obtain it. We do not claim for ourselves any especial ability or brilliance, but 39 V v - - 1 x , V lx Y C9 'fi S, ffl? . ' , ' 'f1::f:'- - ' ggi-41:5 g1,,:f:5i'I 1 .Q ..., .,.A. C .,,A.,., ,...... , , , J N. x 1 2 x Q 5 ff Y' . 1 , '9ga1125Y' Q 1 "?:555ff5?3fifa'12.-52212. 355' - ' A 1 ''::5-5135'3.f5ff1A51: ' 3 1 57' .' ""'I5":.527Z3'5:k-f""Q""' , f Q 2322252 1 , f x' 'Q ' 'feiiiiiig , 4 'N .:.-em . 1 , '2fs:1:As-e'1- If -V5-3z:i5?w.' 1?5,5v5Qiv22i1E- 72. 2 ' - 'safe 1 T +A- 1 K VIL T1 H N' A Q M 5 xi' 1 M G-. J' - 1 'ri ' " 'Y' I r ua IA- -'32 Augujf l ...... A 'Was 5 Ning 1,,,..L-Q,,Q:4yg,,,....,. ,.L. ,,,,,-,,, k,,, . , ,., ,N ,,,,,..., ..,........,.g ,.., . -.-,,.,- ..., w,.........g,,..-..-.......Q.-....L.4Qik-ni CLASS OF 1915 --. ni Q mf .N ,tw Yfxg 9..- ,.,- CLASS OF 1915 wx ,T lv , ll 7 Ubx GAINESYILLE HIGH SFHOOL, 1915 we feel that what has failed to blaze forth in a gaudy or showy way is no mark of our ranli or merit, and that in hard work and determination we have set for ourselves a goal and have profited in proportion as we have approximated its attainment. Let it not be forgotten though, that we are by no means without our members, who excel in certain lines, or are alzove the average in all, and from these we expect to hear excellent things as they take their rightful places in their chosen work. There are indeed many things which might properly Gnd expression in these lines-things of interest to us and to our friends and acquaint- ances: but necessity for brevity counsels against detail and comparative Lrivialities. This, however, should stand forth clearly as our unanimous feeling and conviction. We have enjoyed our years in the Gainesville High School and in spite of sorrow and difficulties which come with all things worth while, we hold most precious our school days now so soon to close and declare with one voice that the balance on the side of real pleasure and genuine profit in every way is beyond measure. We are glad that such privileges and opportunities have been attorded us, that we have embraced them, that soon we are to be graduates of the Gainesville High School with all which that will mean to us throughout life. As a titting close, we desire to thank the citizens of Gainesville and the school authorities for the magnificent advantages that we have so enjoyed --for the many teachers who have so carefully piloted us along the paths of learning since our entry as tiny tots in the first grade we have only deepest gratitude and most kindly thoughts and the best of good wishes. ARTHUR G. 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J' Deeds, not wishes, bring results. ,ge Clothe your mind by np- plieation to your books in school. .25 Clothe your body by llllfllllg ut BURNETT THE CLoTHIER's GO TO We Are Exclusive O , Agents for S Yivlni kYIClI'Ul1lN. FOR Yiflui' RL'f'UI'llN. J V I I Kiliilit- Nkcriiickt- litmk lkiwuiiiil lfil ewe ry ing Ilcxice-s, Watches liill1llCl'l'N.XTlN.Llllllfil'1ll,lN lfiirnittiic. Diamonds X utlui' l'm'Cl1 Sliiiilw. lJulIux1iiitl4'i't-x linux Cut Glass and llt-uuiitlk11-It-Eli-lite-tl Vhziiis. Silver Goods llicl! Ullritc lit-sks, Suitable for Wedding, Birthday and Come in and Get Qui' Prices C0llllTlCI1C6lllCllIfililS REPAIRING A SPECIALTY Gainesville furniture te. 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