The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, August 23, 1956, Image 19

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The Battalion .... College Station (Brazos County), Texas Thursday, August 23, 1956 PAGE 5 Basic Division Aim—to Ease WHAT’S UP DOC?—Donnie Powell, right talks over his problems with Dr. William J. (Jack) Dobson of A&M’s Basic Division. Located in the old Aggieland Inn building Dr. Dobson and other members of the Basic Division staff specialize in helping students with their personal, academic and whatever problems may arise during their stay at A&M. Step, It is not an easy step from high school to college. It was with this in mind that the creation of A&M’s Basic Division took place in 1950. It is not the purpose of he Basic Division to hinder a student but the opposite, to help him in every possible manner so that he may benefit and find himself better equipped when he enters a degree granting school of the college. The most important responsibility lying with the Division is furnish ing assistance, both personal and academic, to students pertaining to schedule planning, substitutions for required courses, irregular class at- h School to College BOOTS. SHOES IN STOCK Makers of The Famous "TEXAS AGGIE SENIOR BOOTS' Custom Made Boots and Shoes Complete Repair Service H O L I C K ' S A&M Since 1891 North Gate — College Station Two Post Offices Available at A&M While a student at A&M you will be wanting to hear from your folks, your girls and other friends. This problem brings the ques tion of just how does a person receive his mail at A&M. There are two places mail is de livered on the campus. One is at the main post office at North Gate and the other is in the Memorial Student Center post office. You will have to go by either of these two places and fill out an application for a box. This is where you will, receive your mail. Be sure to go by the first chance, you get so you may pick the post- office which will be closer and handier to your room. The college has a special delivery service and special delivery letters should have your correct dormitory address complete, with room num ber on them for immediate de livery. All incoming long distance calls come through the Housing Office on the ground floor of the YMCA, where messengers are on duty at all hours of the day and night to contact the. person being called. In addition, a telegraph office is located in the MSC which receives telegrams during the; day. At night and on weekends you can WELCOME / It has been our privilege to serve the students of Texas A&M for many years. We have.set for our selves the task of creating the most friendly relations possible with the students. We have done this by conscientious service and honesty in every possible way. Visit us soon and enjoy the friendly cordiality of our store. Remember — THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR EXPERIENCE ^ IF. YOU DON'T KNOW JEWELRY . . . KNOW — % Scmheit jewelers 111 North Main/ Bryan Phone TA 3-6835 send or receive telegrams at the Housing Office. At the MSC tele graph office a battery of long distance telephones are at your dis posal around the clock. Large parcels and boxes, such as footlockers, should be shipped to school and be sure to ship them early enough to allow them time to get to College Station before you need them. Address them to your self Texas A&M College, College Station and send them by rail. tendarfce and decisions by students about remaining in college. Every student entering A&M for the first time, without previous col lege credit, enrolls in this division, where normally he will remain for two semesters. Those students not making progress toward a degree are not permitted to advance until their work provides evidence of his being able to progress toward graduation satisfactorily. Many students come to A&M with a specific course or major of study in mind. On the other hand most students do not really know what they want, or are.unable to pin their goal down to one major subject. This is where the Basic Division can aid you in selecting a course suited to your aptitude and within your reach. Many students will have this course of study already planned, and those who do not know the course to study they plan to follow will enroll in a General Curriculum course that will ultimately allow them to follow through to a de gree. Testing and counseling services provided by the Basic Division aid those students who. do not have a set degree in mind. Wih the addi tional aid of aptitude and achieve ment tests administered Sept. 8 (you ma^ have been one of those that took these tests duiing the ROSS VOLUNTEERS SERVE AS HONOR GUARD DUR ING MARDI GRAS—Leading the parade down world fa mous Canal Street in New Orleans the Ross Volunteers of A&M during Mardi Gras activities served as honor guard to His Majesty King Rex. Eligible juniors and seniors are chosen annually for membership in the crack military drill company, named for A&M’s first president Lawrence Sul livan Ross. WELCOME FISH! The Sportsman’s Center 2018 Texas Ave. BRYAN’S NEWEST SPORTSMAN’S STORE Located in Plantation Shopping Center HEADQUARTERS for: • Hunters • Fishermen • Shooters GUNS Our Specia by BUY - SELL - TRADE summer) the division counselors can better advise a student. Professional workers in the Division, assisted by members of the Department of the College in which a student wishes to study, review each students’ test results and high school transcript individu ally. Those students whose records show they need additional back ground in certain fields ar*e advised to select from the Divisions’ courses designed to aid in building know ledge in this direction. Those students whose test re sults show a proficiency in a parti cular subject are allowed to sub stitute other courses for he one usually taken during the semester. Before a student reaches a de cision about these suggestions made to him, he is given an opportunity to discuss in groups and individu ally, the matter both pro and con. Past records show that chemis try, English, mathematics and reading serve as a stumbling block to many students. The Basic Divis ion has courses designed to bolster students weak in these and other courses ( as well. Regarding reading, you may be surprised to know many students graduate from college without being able to read. By this we mean a student doesn’t take in or “soak” what he goes over. Every year and every day you will hear students gripe about flunking a quiz or missing a question because he didn’t read the question. Over 2,000 students have taken Basic Divis ion’s Basic 102, Remedial Reading and Basic 103, College Study. Ninety-five per cent of these stu dents have been enthusiastic about the way their reading and com prehension speed has been increas ed. THE TABLES TURN—Freshmen get their turn at getting even with upper classmen on April Fools’ Day each year. Here “Misters-for-the-day” (left to right) Bob Royal, Jack Beasly, Richard Myers, and Henry Koster see just how sharp a sophomore can be as Bob Stone gets a good going over. The TEXAN LOUNGE and DRIVE-IN Just a Good Place to Dine THE TEXAN !p?:p As’Y c WXy,—' ^ Y, » ) > yf: kP • asm Victor 6-5825 Let "Our Flowers Say It For You" On Any Occasion Corsages (For Dances) • Cut Flowers Mum Corsages (For the Games) • Flowers by Wire # Potted Plants AGGIELAND FLOWER SHOP Next to Campus Theatre North Gate HI-