The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 26, 1915, Image 4

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THE BATTALION Published every Wednesday night by Students of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas Subscription price $1.25 per year. Advertising rates on application. Member of Texas Collegiate Press Association. A. E. BURGES, ’15.... Editor-in-Chief J. F. HADEN Business Manager P. A. HOMANN, ’15. .Associate Editor W. L. RUTAN, ’15....Asso. Bus. Mgr. E. McR. CLAYTOR, ’15...Ex. Editor MISS LOUISE PROCTOR..So. Editor L. V. WITCHER—Contributing Editor G. J. CORNET, T6 Eng. Editor M. T. GARRETT, T6 Agr. Editor S. P. McFADDEN, ’16...Sport. Editor G. B. HANSON Y. M. C. A. Editor Cartoonists P. T. CROWN, T5, J. M. BURKETT, T6 Assistant Business Managers S. B. HAYNES, ’16, J. B. ROBERT, ’16, Circulation Manager. H. A. SAWYER, ’16. Reporters D. H. KIBER, J. R. BARNES, J. B. JOYCE, T. W. TEMPLE, F. W. HAL SEY. All material for publiication should be signed and turned in not later than Monday night. Entered as second-class matter at College Station, Texas, February 17, 1905. WHAT A. & M. COLLEGE OFFERS THE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE. One sometimes hears one of the present Seniors remark that he wishes he was young enough to enter A. & M. again next year as a Fresh man and take the four-year course again. Why does such an attitude exist? There are numerous reasons, of which we will name but a few. One reason is that the college next year offers an entirely new curriculum, one having fewer studies per man and fewer class hours, but more hours of outside work. Those of us Avho have been thru college realize that it is better to know a few things well than to know a little about everything; also that it is the outside and more or less voluntary study we do which gives us culture and breadth of mind. From all appearance, there will be no filler courses at A. & M. after this. The entrance requirements have also been raised to 14 units, enabling the students, by starting higher than be fore, to do more advanced work than formerly in the course of the four years. Yet the requirements admit of so many options that no student need he excluded from college be cause he has been educated along a certain narrow, prescribed line. A. & M. now has a new and com plete Y. M. C. A. Building, an electric interurban to Bryan giving hourly service, and an abundance of cement sidewalks — three things undreamed of but a few years ago. Because of these recently acquired conveniences the society of the campus is becom ing more general, and our former bug bear — isolation — gives us little con cern now. The expense of attending A. & M. is quite moderate, $300 per year being a sufficient amount, and much and, in some few cases, all of that may be earned while in college here. Because of our military drills, free hospital, and simple but abundant food, health at this college is remarkably good. The self-reliance which is developed in A. & M. cadets is well known. The college has a strong president, the attendance is steadily increasing, and, from the study of the history of the college which the editor has made, he can see that the greatest days of A. & M. are just beginning. Now that the end of his labors has come, the editor would like to know in what way he has pleased his read ers and in what way he has dis pleased them during the session now closing. Not only would he like to know this for his own satisfaction, but also that he might pass on the information to his successor for him to profit by. The Battalion is your paper, and it is to your interest to say how you want it run. Write out a slip saying what things you like about The Battalion as it has been run this year and what things you do not like and drop the criticism in The Bat talion box cr mail it to the editor, in order that his successor may know what features to stress and what ones to discontinue. Say anything you think as long as you sign your name to it. For instance, you might tell us whether you would like to see “Who’s Who” continued, and if not. why not, or you might tell us whether you favor or oppose a moderate amount of simplified spelling, oi whether the news has been too local in its nature, or any one of a dozen ether things. We do not know at this writing whether the proposed amendment re garding the control of The Battalion will pass or not, but we feel sure that if it does not a plan similar to it will be adopted sooner or later. If it does pass, we would like to suggest some additional duties which might be given in future years to the board created by the amendment. It is a frequent thing to hear dissatisfaction exprest with the financial manage ment of the various student activities, especially the formal balls. Now our suggestion is that a plan be worked out by which these affairs can be put under the supervision of this board and that the finances be audited by it and the results published. Since the board as planned is a continuous organization, the profits and deficits might be carried over from year to year. WILL OFFER COURSE IN HIGHWAY WORK FOR C. E. STUDENTS Highway Engineering Instruction to Be Feature of New Curriculum. The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas has just announced a new undergraduate course in High way Engineering which will go into effect next fall. For the first three years of this course the work is the same as that given in the course in general civil engineering, except that in the second term of the Junior year rural highways are studied instead of a general condensed course in roads and pavements. In the Senior year about half the time is devoted to highway subjects, including courses in bituminous materials and surfaces; nonbituminous pavements and street cleaning; planning of roads and street systems; highway laws, economics, organization and administration; highway bridges and culverts, and a laboratory course in testing road ma terials. A short course for road supervisors and surveyors is given in January. The college has a well equipped road laboratory, a road grader, road drags and traction engines, and a road exhibit containing models show ing different types of construction, samples of materials, pictures, etc. As there is no State highway de partment in Texas, the college at tempts as far as possible to do the work of such a department. Members of the highway engineering staff at tend road meetings, and advise local officials in all parts of the State, anfl some of the road models, etc., are often placed on exhibition at county fairs. Any samples of road materials sent in are tested free in the labora tory. The Division of Highway Engineer ing is in charge of Professor R. L. Morrison and Associate Professor B. K. Coghlan, and George D. Marshall of the United States Department of Public Roads has his headquarters at the college. FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION Receipts. Total receipts, including sale of cakes, pies, cold drinks and tickets to amusements.. $193.15 Expenses. Rent of piano for dance $ 4.40 Half charge for 500 posters... 6.00 Canvas and sign cloth 5.30 Sandwich materials S.S5 Lights and coloring matter. . . . 20.50 Paints and brushes 2.80 Tacks .50 Decorating materials 15.00 Cost and express on decora tions, confetti, 5,000 paper bags and 10,000 roll tickets.. 10.25 Peanuts and butter oil 2.70 Popcorn .70 Music April 24 to May 1...... 12.00 Mexican help April 24 (clear ing Mess Hall) 3.00 o- The Campus Barber Shop Open 7 a. m. to 7 p. m.; Saturday night 10 p. m. I sell massage cream, witch hazel face cream, Rubinol, Jap combs, all kinds of hair tonics. Shoe strings for sale. Shoes dyed. J. F. LAVINDER M. H. James o 2 o o o o o o & o & o o o o o o o o o o o a- o o o o •h O 000<I0000<I000<X0 0000000000$000000000000000 & o •o «• Cr O O o & o o c o •B- c- c- & o Cr cr Cr THE: REXA1LL STORE 00000000000000000000000000 00 0 00 0000 0 0 000 00 000 00 0 0^ 3^ < W > & HELLO, BOYS Always welcome to the Bryan Pool Hall WADE COX, Mgr. 000000 0 00000000 0 0 0 ^ ^ ^ ^ CHARLOTTESVILLE WOOLEN MILLS Total expenses $ 98.00 Total net profit $ 95.15 The net profit as shown above has been turned over to Prof. J. B. Bagley. president of the Athletic Association. JAMES SULLIVAN, Secretary and Treasurer A. & M. Carnival Association. FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF HIGH SCHOOL TRACK MEET Loan from the First National Bank of Bryan $400.00 Receipts. Sales of tickets to companies $271.50 Gate receipts 238.00 Total sales of tickets $509.50 Entry fees 122.00 Total receipts $631.50 Expenses. Railroad fare for teams $721.45 Ribbons 2.25 Relay banner 6.00 Medals . . 93.36 Incidentals (telegrams, tele phone, etc.) 11.56 Total expenses $834.62 Balance (deposited with First National Bank to apply on the $400.00 loan) $196.88 Bank Statement. Cash borrowed from the First National Bank $400.00 Cash returned to the First National Bank 196.88 Charlottesville, Va. Manufacturers of HIGH GRADE UNIFORM CLOTHES For Army, Navy, Letter Carriers, Police and Railroad Purposes. And the largest assortment and best quality of Cadet Grays, in cluding those used at the United States Military Academy, at West Point and other leading military schools of the country. Prescribed and used by the Cadets of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. LODGE AND SOCIETY EMBLEMS WEDDING FLOWERS FUNERAL DESIGNS CUT FLOWERS PLANTS Phone Direct SCOTT FLORAL 00., Navasota, Texas Holmes Bros. If Its Cold Drinks and Can- ; dies. Ours Is Best. SUN CO. Balance due, or net deficit.. $203.12 D. W. SCOTT, Manager Track Team. Commercial Printers Bryan, Texas