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H f 4 , , X" THE PENNANT, 1929 - "',
A Challenge to Youth
the had ever seen The workmen had just dug it out standing erect in t e
'L cellar they were excavating under the home of the little boys father, the
Founder of The McCallie School. Still clinging about the gruesome figure of a young
man was the remnant of an old leather belt. Distinctly visible on the metal buckle
were the three letters "U. S. A."
It was on the old battlefield of Missionary -Ridge long before on a night in Sep-
tember, I863, the axes had rung all through the dark hours felling the trees. They
had been thrown down the slope against the impending attack of the Federal Army
under Grant. No doubt this very boyihad made the brave rush up the Ridge against
the Qmfederate lines on top. He had given up his life. He had fallen into one of the
deep ditches seaming the Ridge. He was overlooked when the bodies were gathered
up the next day and had finally been completely buried by the accumulations of many
I was the small boy. I shall never forget my father's words: "He was a brave
lad. He gave his life for his country. He has a right to this resting place. Wall him
back into his grave until the resurrection day." So the Workman put the skeleton be-
hind the stone wall that was built. A lad who gave his life for his country is built
into the foundations of the McCallie School.
This true fact is a challenge to McCallie boys to give their lives to their country
SMALL BOY, witli wondering eyes stood looking upon the first skeleton
H " in a new but just as true a way as did the youth so long ago. Today real men are ' Q
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A are willing to sacrifice all on the altar of right, unafraid of the face of man. Our t o
,, ' country faces as great disaster as faced it in the sixties. Wealth, luxury, laxness of ' fi
Q6 control, dishonesty, crime, irreverence, all are undermining constitutional government. ,aw
ly Z Where are the volunteers to answer the call of country, as did the lad of the sixties?
Shall the old Volunteer State fail her country now? Never! McCallie boys will V11
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GEORGE C. GRIFFIN, B.S.
lnstruftor in Mathematit.r,' Director of .flthlrtifs
JOHN FAULKNER RAINEY, A.B.
lnxtrudor in Latin
JOHN GREER VARNER, AB. k
Instrurlor in Englishg Musifal Diroqtor o
CHARLES RUFUS WALTERS, A.B.'
Instruftor in Science and Mathfmatirsp flssislant
WILLIAM DOUGLAS SPEARS, A.B.
lnstruftor in Englishg Assistant in Athletics
JAMES LEw1s Bum, M.D.
CHARLES L. ERICKSON
Assistant in Military Tacticsg Custodian of
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