The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 19, 1915, Image 1
Published Wee klip bi; the Students’ Association of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas
COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, MAY 19, 1915
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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
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
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
“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.)
ATTEND MEETING HERE
CLINICS ARE FEATURE.
Interesting rograms Are Carried Out
at Meetings of Texas Veterinary
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
Welcome Address, W. B. Bizzell, Col
lege Station, Texas.
Response, Dr. R. H. Hodges, Waco,
Adjourn for Lunch.
Executive Buiness of Association.
(Continued on Page 6.)
PLANS ARE MADE TO
Business Meeting and Banquet Are
Features of Program for
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
IN BASEBALL WORLD
FARMERS WIN FOURTEEN CON
TESTS, LOSING FIVE TO
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
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.