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The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 19, 1915, Image 1

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EVERYBODY READS The BATTALION CERTIFIED CIRCULATION 2,500 THE BATTALION Published Wee klip bi; the Students’ Association of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas VOL. XXII. COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, MAY 19, 1915 NUMBER 32 •a- • ■& •a> o •a- ■a- •a- «• -0- ■i> -o •0- •» •0- Here Are Some Reasons Why The Sackett Resolution Should be Adopted July 24 Resolution No. 34, proposing an amendment to the con stitution of the State of Texas, whereby the University of Texas and the A. and M. College are constituted as separate institutions, should be adopted. Here are some of the rea sons why this amendment should be carried: 1. It provides for the constitutional establishment and location of the University of Texas, the Agricultural and Mechanical College and its branch, the Prairie View Normal and Industrial College for Negroes, and the College of In dustrial Arts at their present locations. 2. It will mean adequate and dependable support for all of the instituions of higher learning in Texas. 3. It removes all doubt concerning the respective spheres of activity for each of the said institutions. 4. It gives autonomy to each institution of higher learn ing by providing independent boards of directors for each of these echools. 5. It removes the constitutional inhibition against legis lative appropriations for permanent improvements at the University of Texas, thus making possible the larger growth and development of that institution. 6. It provides for an equitable division of the University permanent endowment fund between the University and Agricultural and Mechanical College. 7. It provides for the establishment of Junior agricultu ral colleges under the direct control and management of the Agricultural and Mechanical College. A vote for this resolution is a vote for a more efficient system of education in Texas. It is fair and just to all edu cational institutions in Texas, and may be consistently and loyally supported by all the friends of education in Texas, in cluding the alumni and former students of each of our high er institutions of learning. A. & M. HAS NO FIGHT TO MAKE ON OTHER TEXAS INSTITUTIONS PRESIDENT BI2ZELL SAYS CAM PAIGN FOR “SEPARATION RES OLUTION” WILL BE WAGED ON HIGH PLANE. WILL HELP ALL SCHOOLS Votes for Amendment No. 34 Will be Votes for a More Efficient Edu cational System in This State. Votes for Resolution No. 34, better known as the “Sackett Resolution,” and which provides for an amendment to the Constitution of Texas separat ing the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas and the University of Texas, will be votes for the entire higher educational system of Texas. In those words Dr. W. B. Bizzell, presi dent of the A and M. College, strikes the keynote of the campaign which will be waged for the passage of the constitutional amendment during the next sixty days. The Sackett resolu tion will be submitted to the people for their decision Saturday, July 24. “Let no one be deceived,” says Pres ident Bizzell. “We are not trying to bring about the advancement of the Agricultural and Mechanical College at the expense of other educational institutions in Texas. There is room for us all. The A. and M. College can not do the work of the University any more than the University can do the work of A. and M. We have no fight to make cu that institution or on any other institution which has for its pur pose the same result we are striving to accomplish—the education of the youth of Texas. “The campaign for the passage of Resolution No. 34 will be waged on a high plane. It shall be an educative campaign in favor of all of the institu tions of higher learning in Texas. I would not submit to any other plan, and none of our friends would propose to put the campaign on any other plane. Whenwe have finished the fight the University of Texas, the Col lege of Industrial Arts and A. and M will have more friends than ever be fore, and future Legislators and Gov ernors will find public sentiment de manding adequate support for the State’s higher schools. “We are not out to injure any school, as I said. We believe in Resolution No. 34. We are conscientious in the statement that its adoption will make for the development of all our educa tional institutions We believe in the fairness of what it proposes. We be lieve that in order for all of our schools to prosper such an amendment is im perative. “Resolution No. 34 settles for once and for all time the location of our leading schools by making provision for the constitutional establishment of the University in Travis County, of A. and M. in Brazos County, of College (Continued on Page 6.) MANY VETERINARIANS ATTEND MEETING HERE CLINICS ARE FEATURE. Interesting rograms Are Carried Out at Meetings of Texas Veterinary Medical Association. About forty of the State’s leading veterinarians attended the meeting of the Texas Veterinary Medical Asso ciation, which was in session at A. and M. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Dr. Francis and Dr. Marstellar provided interesting and in structive clinics at the hospital, and these were attended by many students as well as the visitors. Tuesday afternoon the visitors took an afternoon off and went for a tour of inspection of the college. The program as carried out, follows: MONDAY, MAY 17, 1915. Assemble at Veterinary Building, 10 A M. Welcome Address, W. B. Bizzell, Col lege Station, Texas. Response, Dr. R. H. Hodges, Waco, Texas. Adjourn for Lunch. Executive Buiness of Association. President’s Address. (Continued on Page 6.) PLANS ARE MADE TO ENTERTAIN ALUMNI COMMENCEMENT WEEK. Business Meeting and Banquet Are Features of Program for Former Students. If the plans of the local Alumni As sociation are carried through to a suc cessful accomplishment, there will be u larger attendance of alumni at the commencement exercises this year than ever before. A meeting of the local organization was held last week, at which time committees were ap pointed to make arrangements for the coming of the former students. Alumni sleeping quarters will be es tablished on the top floor of the Elec trical Engineering building, while the alumni headquarters proper will be at the Y. M. C. A. building. P. L Downs of Temple, president of the Alumni Association, has written a stirring letter urging the alumni to attend their annual meeting. Matters of extreme importance are to be con sidered at that meeting, which will be held at 2:30 o’clock Monday afternoon, June 7. Officers also will be elected at that time. Monday night the annual banquet, will be held at the Bryan Hotel. W. TEXAS AGGIES CLOSE SUCCESSFUL SEASON IN BASEBALL WORLD FARMERS WIN FOURTEEN CON TESTS, LOSING FIVE TO TEXAS COLLEGES. TWO FROM UNIVERSITY Much Credit Due Coach Con Lucid foe Excellent Showing of Squad. Hits Were Timely. A. and M. closed what perhaps has been the most successful baseball sea son with her in many years last week when she handed out four defeats in a row, whipping two of the fastest teams in the State. Southwestern fell first, losing two hard fought games to the Farmers, and then the Aggies took a fall out of the hard-hitting Trinity Uni versity team, closing her season Sat urday by defeating Trinity by the score of 2 to 1. A. and M. is an easy second in the Intercollegiate race. She handed two decisive defeats to the University of Texas, the first and only two times that club has been whipped in two seasons. She dropped two to Baylor, two to Texas at Austin, and early in the season lost one to Rice Institute. She won sixteen games in all, and not counting two contests with the Deaf and Dumb Institute at Austin, she won fourteen inter-collegiate contests. Much of the success of the team is due to Con Lucid, whose work with the squad was untiring. Lucid reported in February, and began to warm his squad up. Among the first things he taught them was to slide, a thing no Farmer had been able to do before The Farmers, all of them, became* sliders in a few days, and the bags that were pilfered this season were stolen in the main because the Farmers knew how to get to the bags. The squad was composed of clean men, and there was very little beefing. Certain it is that the men conducted themselves as true sports and they are so regarded in every city and college where they, played. Behind the bat, Coleman and Russell bore the brunt of the battle. Both men caught well In the pitcher’s box, W. W. J. Skeeler, L. J. Skeeler and P. H. Olson caught the heavy end of the twirling, while Gilfillan and Smith worked some. Tom Cherry was on first base every day of the season and played a remark able game thru the year. Berringer at second booted a few at the close of the season, but he more than made up for his sins in that department by hit ting the ball when hits meant runs. Rigney at short played a great game (Continued on Page 2.) Wipprecht, business manager of the College, and A. Mitchell, professor of drawing, are in charge of the arrange ments for this banquet. The banquet will be held immediately after Presi dent Bizzell’s reception to the visitors. Seniors and faculty.