The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 26, 1915, Image 5

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JUST A WORD OF APPRECIATION. It is the lot of some men to go quietly about their work of helping others for many years, apparently getting small appreciation even from those they are endeavoring to help, and yet some day to awake to the realization that their work is at last being appreciated and that they are being praised from every side. This has been the lot of Mr. F. D. Steger, our Y. M. C. A. secretary. He came to this college five years ago, and under very discouraging cir cumstances, and began his work of bettering the social and moral con ditions of the student body. He set his heart on seeing an Association building on the campus, and after four years of labor, aided by Prof. Fountain, he has realized his goal. Even then, however, there were few who thought to praise him for what he had done in this and many other ways for the good of the community, until Dr. Bizzell came along. The President at once saw in him a valu able ally for the upbuilding of the college, and when the Christmas holi days came on he presented him with a handsome suit case—the gift of the whole corps. Mr. Steger’s heart was too full for words. After a time the Junior Battalion appeared, and what did the editor have on the front page—an account of the football exploits of some mem ber of his class? No, not that. He had a tribute to “Frank D. Steger, Man and Leader.” Now comes The Battalion, proper, with an added trib ute. And the end is not yet. MORE CEMENT WALKS TO COME. The old boy returning to school and the Freshman coming in next Sep tember will find a network of con crete walks on the campus. Besides the walks that have been laid connecting most of the halls with the Y. M. C. A. Building, there will be laid walks from and connect ing the following buildings: Electrical Engineering Building to Main Building. Main Building to Civil Engineering Building. Civil Engineering Building to Fos ter Hall. Civil Engineering Building to Agri cultural Building. Agricultural Building to Experi ment Station Building. Agricultural Building to Chemistry Building. Chemistry Building to Main Build ing. Pfeuffer Hall to Main Building. To date about 9,500 square feet of walks are down, with about 10,000 square feet yet to be laid. The ma terial is on hand and work is pro gressing rapidly. These walks are being constructed under the direction of “Rube” Whip- key of Colorado, an alumnus of the college. SOME TRACK MEET. On the eA r ening of May 18 some three or four dozen boys gathered around on the east side of Legett Hall and arranged four seats at equal distances from each other. Then there were several high hurdle races run. At the same time the shotput and the dashes were being hotly con tested. The windows of Legett were crowded with onlookers and many times they cheered the would-be ath letes. {3- -a- 1 GJh* iKnrum | -a- o «• -a- * v! & $ O $ $ # $ # $ WANTED—BY THE ENTIRE CADET CORPS A regulation raincoat and a cold weather coat; must be of good ma terials, well made, and at a reason able price. The purpose of this article is to voice the want which seems appar ent enough, but nobody seems to care about taking the initiative. A great many attempts have lately been made to change parts of the uni forms or to introduce a new one, but no one seems to give the least atten tion to coats for cold or wet weather. These things are found necessary in civilian life. Why do they not have a place here? They most certainly should have, and a regulation gar ment is recommended for the follow ing reasons: A better quality of ma terial and better workmanship at a lower price can be secured by placing a large order; the corps will present a neater appearance. The most serviceable cheap coat for cold weather and for wet weather, too, is the mackinaw. These gar ments are worn by the lumbermen and outdoor workers of the country. Proof enough of their quality and serviceability. Such a coat of a gray or blue color certainly could not be called objectionable and would be re ceived with open arms by the corps because of the comfort afforded and the reasonable cost price. It seems that the “powers that be” would be pleased to take up such a proposition to gain uniformity of dress, if nothing else, considering the varicolored garments that usually ap pear on cold winter evenings at “re treat.” The raincoat should be a black rubber, a coat such as policemen and firemen use. Something that is a raincoat in every sense of the word, and at a reasonable price. These garments could be made to present a very pleasing appearance and still not be too much of a “uni form” to be unfit for civilian life later. GLEE CLUB RECITAL ON SATURDAY NIGHT On Saturday night, June 5, the first event of the commencement week will take place in the old chapel, which has been recently decorated and im proved. A free concert has been ar ranged for the pleasure of the visitors who come early and for the students and faculty whose academic cares and troubles are about over for the year 1914-15. The following program will be rendered: Orchestra. Children’s Musical Drill. Violin Solo—M. Blankfield. Piano Solo—Mrs. Charles Friley. Reading—Miss Gray. Vocal Solo—Mrs. George Marshall. Violin Duet—M. Blankfield and Robert O’Connor. Glee Club. Zouave Drill. Stove wood, $5 per cord, delivered. Good, cut kindling, $5 per cord, de livered. Phone T. M. Reddell, Feed ing and Breeding Station, 87-3 rings TO THE CORPS OF CADETS lATE take this method of thanking you for ” your liberal patronage during the school year now closing and wish for you all, es pecially those who are leaving us with their much coveted diplomas, a prosperous and happy journey through life. With kindest regards, W. A. LEIGH, JR., & CO.