The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 26, 1915, Image 3

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Military Life Adds Color to College Exper
ience and Makes for Efficiency.
In the annual election of student of
ficers Thursday P. H. Olson, baseball
star, president of the Junior Class and
all-round man and athlete, was elected
president of the Student’s Council.
“Pat,” in spite, of the fact that he is
making his way through College by
selling newspapers, has found time
to take part in every form of athletics,
engage in other worthy student activ
ities, win the esteem of every man on
the campus, and at the same time has
made high records in his class work.
Walter Braumiller, of Texarkana,
was elected vice-president, and J. Shel
ton was made secretary-treasurer.
With such officers as these the affairs
of the Students ’Council will be ad
ministered well.
In the election of editor for the Bat
talion, M. T. Garrett was successful.
Garrett has had experience as corres
pondent for Texas dailies and should
make a splendid editor. H. A. Joplin
was elected business manager of the
Battalion. Joplin has had experience
with other student publications and
had managed them successfully.
W. K. “Runt” Hanson was elected
chief yell leader with opposition.
“Runt” is an old head at the game of
arousing enthusiasm, and Aggie con
test next year will be marked by con
sistent rooting.
Members of the Senior election com
mittee are L. H. August, G. J. Cornett,
and J. W. Vance; Junior election com
mittee, J. B. Roundtree, J. Shelton, T.
R. Brailsford; Sophomore election
committee, R. C. Leffel, H. C. Knick
erbocker, and W. D. Dick.
The amendemtns establishnnig a
board of control for the Battalion were
Roll top desk, chiffoneer, and rock
ing chair. All in good condition. C. E.
P. Wisrodt, 99 Milner.
Household furniture of R. H. Leavel,
including dining table and chairs, ihina
cabinet, side board, library table, open
book case and other articles. Inquire
of J. J. Richie.
Learn the automobile business and
secure a job that pays. I also sell and
exchange second-hand cars. Write for
1304 .Texas Ave., Houston, Texas
Senior examinations are over this
week and next week will be Junior
week. Pinal examinations for the un
derclassmen begin Saturday. Com
mencement exercises proper begin
June 5 and continue through June 8,
which is Tuesday.
Thoughts of home are already very
Military life adds a touch of color
to the four years’ experience at the
Agricultural and Mechanical College,
which touch is not found in other in
stitutions in Texas. But the chief
value is in the military training which
makes for system, precision and self-
confidence to perhaps a greater de
gree than any other training. Many
instances of where A. & M. men have
been in demand above graduates of
other institutions may be found, and
in many cases this is due to the fact
that the “A. & M. boys have been
trained to do what they are told to
do and to do it promptly,” as the chief
engineer for one of Texas’ greatest
railway companies says.
The military training also makes
for an improved manhood physically.
Walking, done in drills, the calis
thenics and drills at the 6 o’clock
reveille exercises, and the manipula
tions of guns all make for phj'sical
manhood, and such things as soft
muscles are an unknown quantity
around the Texas A. & M. The value
of the training in this respect is
shown by a glimpse at the hospital
records. The college maintains a
surgical staff of a graduate surgeon
and physician and two graduate
nurses. The percentage of men who
are absent from duty on account of
illness is below that of the United
States army, an enviable record.
Each spring the hike adds to the
variety of training given in military
j circles. Sham battles, long marches
and instruction in every kind of mili
tary tactics are featured.
This hike is followed by the in
spection of the corps by an inspecting
officer from the War Department. The
efficiency of the training given at
A. & M. is demonstrated by the ex
ceptionally high rank held by the
college. War Department records
show that Texas A. & M. College is
one of the distinguished military col
leges of the United States, there be
ing five. Unofficially it is known that
Texas stands at the head of that list
of • five.
The report has not reached the col
lege as to the rating to be given this
institution this year. Captain Merry
made a thorough inspection and seem
ed well pleased with what he saw, but
his report will not be made public
until late in June.
Report Shows Splendid Work
by the College Y. M. C. A.
Number of faculty leaders.
Number of student leaders
In June the Young Men’s Christian
Association will close the work of
another scholastic year. With the
opening of the new Y. M. C. A. Build
ing in January, and the splendid
stimulus of the State convention,
which convened on the campus dur
ing the month of February, the clos
ing months of this year have been
strenuous in caring for the needs of
the student body, visitors and cam
pus people. The following brief sur
vey will indicate the work that has
been attempted during the year:
Work for New Students.
This work was in charge of a large
committee. The committee met the
new men at the trains and gave them
every possible assistance in matric.u
lation and general information.
V isitation.
The usual custom of visiting the
new men during the opening days
helped many homesick and lonely
men to adjust themselves to new
Religious Meetings.
The programs for the religious
meetings, held every Sunday night,
have been unusually strong. Faculty
men and students have taken part in
these meetings and such outside
speakers as could be secured. Dr.
W. S. Jacobs, Dr. J. L. Grose, Dr.
Peter Gray Sears of Houston, Dr. A.
J. Barton of Waco, Dr. T. R. Sampson
of Austin, Dr. H. T. Musselman of
Dallas, Dr. J. W. Sandifer of Abilene,
Dr. Henry Cope of Chicago and our
own beloved President, Dr. W. B. Biz-
zell, have been leaders of our reli
gious thought and inspiration.
Perhaps the greatest single force
for righteousness during the college
year was the splendid State conven
tion of the Young Men’s Christian
Association held on the campus
February 18 to 21. The hearty co
operation of the college authorities
with the State committee made pos
sible the greatest convention ever
held in Texas. The International
committee sent several of its strong
est men to take part on the program.
James A. Whitmore, Charles D. Hur-
rey of New York, G. S. Bilheimer of
Denver, Colo., Dr. George W. Truett,
L. A. Coulter and J. L. Hunter of
Dallas and many other speakers made
splendid contributions to the success
of the convention.
Bible Study.
Sunday, May 30, the Bible classes
finished a splendid year’s work. Due
to the untiring efforts of Prof. I. C.
Nichols, superintendent of the Sunday
school, the Bible classes conducted in
the chapel were well arranged and
no small part of his time was given
to the children’s classes. Under the
able leadership of Dr. C. P. Fountain,
the organization of the Sophomore
class into sections was one of the
most successful plans tried out dur
ing the year. In the dormitories sev
eral classes were successfully con
ducted by students. Prof. C. A.
Woods and Ike Ashburn conducted
very successful classes. President
Bizzell has conducted two successful
campus classes. One class studied
“The Social Teachings of the
Prophets,” and the other the Book of
Average enrollment of students
in Sunday school 210.2
Average enrollment of campus
people in Sunday school 61.9
Average enrollment of students
Association Facts.
Membership enrollment 320
Social functions 25
Handbooks for students 800
Student delegates to summer '
conference 9
Decisions for Christ 124
Students on deputation teams.. 20
Student visitors in Y. M. C. A.
Building since January 7,500
Outside visitors 500
M. D. Morley, alumnus, and former
instructor in Mechanical Engineering
at the College, was a visitor here last
week. Recently Morley has been in
the employ of the Stone & Webster
Engneering Corporation as an efficient
Breed from your best layers if pos
sible; if you cannot distinguish them,
then select the hens with red combs,
good space (about three fingers width)
between the pelvic bones, and about
four fingers’ width from pelvic bones
to the rear end of the breast bone.