Tennessee Military Institute - Radiogram Yearbook (Sweetwater, TN)

 - Class of 1971

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0Uel"l'll'l'LQl'lf "A chain is no stronger than its weakest link." Likewise a school is no better than its government. Scholarship in the faculty and excellence of buildings and equipment are wasted in schools lacking in governmental con- trol. In such schools, pupils spend their energies on things other than the real purposes of the school. Most parents have witnessed the failure of some school under such conditions. Successful school government consists of sensible regulations carried out with firmness and fairness by teachers of personality. Much is heard these days about resentment of restraints by teen-age boys. This is probably true in schools of varying policies and in home life where one boy compares his restrictions with the liberties allowed to his friends by their parents. In Ten- nessee Military Institute government is characterized by uniformity, firmness, and fairness. Consequently, boys here recognize the fairness of the officers in charge of government, and therefore accept in fine spirit the requirements made of them under the regulations of the school. Any school can impose prohibitory regulations, but not every school can succeed in having its prohibitions accepted in such spirit and good humor by its pupils as to accomplish the real purposes of school government. The suc- cess of Tennessee Military Institute along this line has served as the founda- tion on which to build high standards of scholastic attainment and to main- tain uplifting and inspiring influences on boys enrolled. IDI-E-MIND Somebody has said, in language more expressive than elegant, DANGER5 that "the idle mind is the devil's workshop." This is probably true to a greater or less degree in all stages of life, but is certainly true of the period of boyhood. The busy boy never causes trouble. On the other hand, when there are idle hours of the day or night during which the boy is left to his own inventions and devices, the live youngster will invent and devise and also execute. Unfortunately, many of his schemes for whiling away the hours are mischievous and dangerous. KEEP THE Hence, our first effort toward orderliness and good government BUY BUSY in Tennessee Military Institute is directed to keeping the boy busy. We undertake to prevent the "idle-hour" offenses against school government by removing the idle hours. The ounce of -prevention here is worth the pound of cure. This must not be understood to mean that life in T. M. I. is one continual grind of drill or study, but it does mean that there is such definite provision for the use of every hour in the boy's daily schedule that he does not have long periods to himself in which to brood, or become discontented and unhappy, or to plan and carry out trouble-producing schemes. Page T wenty-four

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ik WILLIAM W. WALKER MEMORIAL RECREATION BUILDING ik THE INFIRMARY ik EXTERIOR VIEW OF OLD GYMNASIUM BUILT IN I937



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For the exact hours of the daily schedule, see page 46. When a boy has met his military and academic requirements for the day and used the night study period in preparation for the following day, he is ready for bed. Believing that successful government depends on respect for law rather than multitude of laws, we make such simple, common-sense regulations as are sufficient to safeguard the best interests of the individual pupil and the school as a whole, and such as the pupil's best judgment is bound to approve. By firmly, constantly, and consistently enforcing these regulations, government be- comes an easy and not unpleasant part of directing the school. Having read the foregoing paragraphs, parents and prospective pupils would probably deduce the attitude of the school toward infractions of school regulations. However, in order that there be no misunderstanding on the part of any boy or parent, the followi-ng penalties are enumerated. Major infractions, such as drinking, possession of intoxicants, hazing, leavl ing the vicinity of Sweetwater, organizing secret fraternities or societies, and the like, are punished by immediate dismissal from the school. Severe penalties in the form of demerits and restriction to the campus are assessed whenever a student is found guilty of such infractions of the reg- ulations as night absence from the campus, gambling, unclean language, and the like. Penalties for tardiness, failure to have quarters in proper arrangement, talking in ranks, and the like, vary according to announcement during the year and carry small demerit assessments. We reserve the right to increase or decrease penalties in whatever manner may be necessary to reduce offenses to a minimum. It should be further understood that the school has the right to request parents to withdraw from the school any pupil whose conduct has been such as to indicate clearly that he is having an unfavorable influence on other boys, even though. he has not been guilty of an infraction of regulations warranting dismissal. FURLOUGH POLICY All furloughs in T. M. I., with the exception of emergencies, are charged against a leave credit for each boy. The amount of leave credit each boy has is determined by the number of years he has been in school and is dependent on satisfactory performance in the academic, military, and disciplinary fields. Page Twenty-live

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