The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, August 08, 1968, Image 17

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Freshman Edition
The Battalion
Section Three
Traditions Vital Part Of A&M Life
Fish Find Spirit
Molds Character
A&M’s long, colorful past has seen traditions come and
go—some lasting only a few weeks and others remaining
throughout the school’s history.
Probably the first tradition, and one of the more impor
tant ones, is “Once an Aggie always an Aggie.” The Class
of 1880, first to graduate, is said to have inauguarated it
to promote school spirit.
As Aggies of today travel around the country they of
ten meet one of the A&M men from older classes who in
evitably greets them as long-lost brothers and goes all out
to make them feel at home.
This custom of sticking together is now world known,
and wherever two Aggies meet, no matter what their ages,
there is sure to be much handshaking and backslapping.
Texas A&M, of which you, a freshman, will soon be a
part, has long been known for the gallant fighting spirit,
which Aggies always display.
You too will soon feel this spirit, and will make it a
part of your daily life. It is this spirit that inspires all
A&M men with the feeling of unity and devotion to their
It is the spirit gained through hard work and loyalty
to the school, and it attaches itself so firmly to men of
A&M that they carry it with them the rest of their lives.
The Aggie Spirit helps to mold a man’s character. The
things he does and the manner in which he lives with his
fellow students make a permanent impression on him. As
an individual, he works for the good of A&M, and by his
actions and influence, he aids others to do the same.
The Aggies who have been here before you have been
responsible for preserving the best in our Aggie traditions
and you too will be responsible to pass them on, untarnished.
The respect that you hold for being an Aggie and the
way you treat your fellow Aggies will be a reflection of
your Aggie Spirit.
As you gain a knowledge of the traditions of A&M,
you will become a part of it and learn its greater meaning.
You will feel that you are a part of something greater and
larger than yourself, something noble and moving.
At the end of your college life, if you have followed
through well, you will be happy for two reasons—for the
part you played in making A&M better and for the en
richment that the fine campus has given your life.
Church and Tauber Streets—North Gate
J. Phil Kirby, Campus Minister—Phone 846-6014
SUNDAY—Campus & Career Fellowship—9:45 A.M.,
5:30 P.M.
MONDAY—C & C Fellowship—5:30 P.M.
Friday: Wesley Coffee House—7:30 P.M.
All Meetings at Methodist Student Center
(Student Center One Block North of Post Office)
Phone 846-6411
Bob Burch, Director
Tues. and Thurs.: 7:15 P.M.—BSU Vespers
Daily Bible Studies
Wednesday Noon—Spiritual Boot Camp
Friday: 5:30 P.M.—Missions
Ike and Fannie Sablosky Building — 800 Jersey St.
Mrs. Raymond Reiser, Hillel Student Advisor
Telephone 846-7313 —• Res. 846-6553
Cultural Meeting — Every Wednesday Evening, 7:30 P.M.
Religious Services — Every Friday Evening, 8:00 P.M.
Statement of Purpose for the Campus
Ministry at Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University is concerned with the total develop
ment of its students. The encouragement of spiritual growth
is highly important in this program of total development for
those who come here seeking an education.
There are many faiths represented among the students,
faculty and staff member who comprise the University commu
nity. Our campus ministry is called upon to stimulate spiritual
growth among the members of the University community as
they search for more meaningful direction in their lives, accord
ing to their particular faiths. This task is accomplished
through various types of worship, programming, and personal
counseling, which we know as the campus ministry.
In a spirit of close harmony, the campus ministry assists
the University in its educational program by helping members
of the various faiths represented to become more sensitive to
their responsibilities in the economic, political and social world.
In so doing, the campus ministry performs the vital duty of
demonstrating the close relationship between religious faith
and worthy citizenship.
A program such as this requires continuous communica
tion between the various faiths represented and the University.
Effective communication assures each student the opportunity
to hold fast to his faith while studying here, thus laying
groundwork for continued spiritual growth in the years to
Earl Rudder
(Christian Church, Presbyterian Church, and
United Church of Christ)
University Drive & Tauber Street (North Gate), 846-6639
Walter .Allen — Christian Church
Paul Baumer — United Church of Christ
Jim Fenner — Presbyterian
Walter Allen — Christian Church
Jim Fenner — Presbyterian Church
Watch for notices about the Coffee Loft,
Luncheon “Encounter,” and film programs.
Worship with any of our Churches
(Missouri Synod)
315 N. Main
Hubert Beck, Campus Pastor
SUNDAY: 9:30 A.M., Bible Class
10:45 A.M., Morning Worship
WEDNESDAY: 7:30 P.M., Mid-Week Vespers
Serving Lutheran Students of The American Lutheran
Church and The Lutheran Church In America
2 Blocks North of North Gate at Main, Cross, & Tauber
Pastors: Carl Ruch, Ron Birk
Phone 846-5011
8:15 A.M. Worship Service
9:30 A.M. Church School and Aggie Discussion Group
10:45 A.M. Worship Service
7:30 P.M. Student Vespers
906 Jersey Street (South Side of Campus)
The Rev. William Oxley, Rector
The Rev. Wesley Seeliger, Associate
Phone 846-6133
SUNDAY—Worship Services
WEDNESDAY—Canterbury Association
WEDNESDAY Morning—Holy Communion