(Issued by the Department of Architecture.)
THE DAILY BULLETIN
Published daily (except Mondays) by the A. and M. Print Shop for circulation among students,
faculty, and campus residents.
Vol. II. College Station, Tekas, Monday, October 9, 1916. No. 15.
FIRE PREVENTION DAY!
THE CITY OF CHICAGO
burned down forty-five years ago today. Mrs. O’Leary’s cow kicked
over a lamp; a high wind was blowing—the fire leaped from house to
house; the fire department could not stop it; it burned for a week—and
a metropolis was in ruins.
There have been other great fires: Boston, San Francisco, Baltimore,
Jacksonville, Chelsea, Salem, Nashville.
Less than a year ago a Texas city
was laid in ruins.
Our annual fire loss is stupendous. The average is around $260,000,-
000—enough to duplicate A. and M. in every state and country in the
world. The indirect loss—the difference between the cost of insurance
and what is paid back, the up keep of fire departments, the crippling of
industry, and the stoppage of employment, etc., is enough more to main
tain every one of these colleges.
All of this is lost EVERY YEAR. It is time for all Americans to
realize that this enormous annual wastage is an irreparable loss; a house
burns down; it is rebuilt but not replaced, because to rebuild it, trees are
cut down and made into boards; each year they get scarcer and scarcer,
and the boards cost more.
MOST fires are PREVENTABLE in their origin.
Matches + children.
Cigarettes—the kind that burn after being thrown away.
Gasoline and kerosine. Candles. Hot ashes. Waste paper.
MOST fires that SPREAD are preventable.
Fire-proof buildings, automatic sprinklers, fire extinguishers.
Has each one a duty to be careful about fire? Clearly so.
The Department of Architecture publishes this extra issue of the
“Daily Bulletin” just to ask YOU if you are as careful as you ought to
be. Three or four students offer a word, serious and otherwise. The
President of the College contributes an article on the next page. Make
way for the President: