12 SOUTHERN BRANCH.
LIBRARY AND READING ROOM.
The library consists of more than 3,500 volumes of standard works in literature, history, pedagogy, science, commerce, and business law, besides miscellaneous books and public documents. The best American magazines and journals, and the leading newspapers of the state are also provided.
Recognizing the importances of the care and culture of the human body, the school has made provision for training in physical culture work for all students.
The aim of this department is to keep in good form the bodies of the students already healthy and strong, and to correct any defects in the bodies of students having injurious habits or tendencies. To accomplish these results, proper gymnasium exercises and out-of-door games under the direction of a well-qualified instructor are given.
The school is well provided with an excellent gymnasium, well equipped with modern apparatus, shower baths, and lockers. In connection with the gymnasium work, out-of-door sports, basket ball, base ball, tennis, track and field work will be given as an encouragement to students to take part in contests with other schools.
The school took second place in the State Track and Field Meet on the University campus May 22, 1909.
MANUAL TRAINING SHOPS.
A separate building has been erected for the work in Manual Training. Modern benches, lathes, scroll-saws, forges,