The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 26, 1915, Image 6

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SAYS EDUCATION IS NOT EXPENSIVE MAN WITH THE “STUFF” MAKES IT THROUGH A. & M. WITH BUT LITTLE TROUBLE. OPPORTUNITIES MANY By Charles E. Friley, Registrar. The economic changes which are constantly going on in our Nation have brought the farmer and the en gineer—the men who produce things —into the public eye as never before. More and more are the people coming to realize that the foundation of a successful democracy, such as we boast, is the trained farmer who can produce a better acre of corn or raise a better pen of pigs than his untrain ed neighbor, and the engineer who can erect a stately building, produce a substitute for lard from cottonseed, build a substantial highway or rail road, dam the waters of a river, con struct an electric light plant, design and build an engine or clean up a filthy and unhealthy city. The purpose of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas is to provide adequate instruction in those subjects which will enable the young men of Texas to become leaders in every movement which makes for the material and moral betterment of the people among whom they live and work. As teachers, as demonstrators, as managers of industrial plants, as highway engineers, as chemists or as architects, these young men have it within their power to transform the great State of Texas into a veritable empire, whose products and resources would be entirely sufficient to sup port in comfort and plenty a popula tion five times as great as our present population. The German Empire, with an area no larger than that of Texas, supports a population of 70,- 000,000. Texas ought to do one-third as well. Courses Are Varied. The Agricultural and Mechanical College offers courses of study suit able for every class of boys. For the young man from the rural districts, who has not had the advantage of a full high school education, but who has completed the equivalent of the eighth grade, there are practical two- year courses in agriculture, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and textile engineering, and a one- year course in telephony. The work offered in these courses is naturally of lower grade than collegiate work, but the thoroughly practical nature of the courses commends itself to young men with limited preparation, who desire to obtain a working knowledge of the most modern and practical methods employed in scien tific agriculture and engineering. There is also a class of young men whose preparation has extended somewhat above the eighth grade, who desire a college education but. who are unable to spend four years in college. To meet the demands made by this class, the A. & M. Col lege has established and will offer next year an elective two-year course in agriculture and a two-year course in engineering. Eight units of high school work, equivalent to the com pletion of the ninth grade of a stan dard high school, are required for admission to these courses. The work of the first year of these courses is of such nature that the student is enabled to practically complete his high school work and at the same time learn the fundamental principles ATTENTION CADETSI ^^xxxx>c<xxxxxxx><xxxxxxxxxx!>6<xxxxx>o<xx>oo66<^o<x>c>oc^ A ny young man ^ with an ambition to make his personal appearing qualities more forceful should wear the “Hamlin” suit. As a garment of strong lines and general aspect of superiority, it has no equal. The Hamlin suit is only one of many others illustrat ing the many points of superior excellence of © J915, The L System ■ H M. 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The four-year degree courses are based on a four-year high school preparation, and are designed to pre pare the young men of Texas for leadership in all phases of agricul tural and engineering work. The op portunities open to young men who complete one of these courses are practically unlimited. Of course one cannot expect the opportunities to fall at his feet and beg for his serv ices. It is up to him to find the op portunity, and when it is found his college training will enable him to make a success of it. In the final analysis, a boy’s success depends mainly upon himself. His college training simply develops to an effi cient point whatever characteristics he has which make for success. But the opportunities are waiting for every young man who has sufficient energy and seriousness of purpose— and stickability—to grap them. Scien tific agriculture especially is in its infancy as yet, and it remains for the boys of this State to develop the won derful resources which have lain dor mant for so long. Training Not Expensive. Education at the Agricultural and Mechanical College is not expensive, as expenses go these days. For $25(1 a boy can spend nine months at the college and pay every expense, in cluding clothing, books, board, wash ing and fees. Some, of course, spend more than that amount, some of necessity spend less. Many, by work ing at spare times on the campus, in the laundry, in the steam plant, in the creamery, at the dairy barn, on the college farms, in the department of fices and at the homes of the profes sors, make enough to pay one-third and even one-half of their expenses. A few make every cent they spend during the college year and have money to their credit at the end of the session. These boys are of course unusually energetic and wide-awake, and take advantage of opportunities which the average boy overlooks en tirely. But the point is any boy who has the “stuff” in him can make good