The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, August 08, 1968, Image 19

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in '■waj'- v ' * .<«*««JM&ng&i jsss THE BATTALION Thursday, August 8, 1968 College Station, Texas Page 3 ...And Determination To Beat t.u. From start to finish, the Ag gie Bonfire symbolizes “Every Aggie’s burning desire to beat Texas on Thanksgiving Day and the flaming loyalty he has for A&M.” Each bonfire is considered that of the freshman class that builds it. The fish furnish most of the manpower, though seniors and juniors oversee cutting, trucking and stacking. The fish hook arms under short saplings on which the 400 to 900 pound logs are toted to trucks. Power cranes are used, almost exclusively for stacking now, where manual labor was once the only force. Double stacking achieves 60 to 80 foot heights, but requires careful placement of logs end-to-end on top of the first stack. Considerable research and experimentation has gone in to making the center strong and compact. Numerous safety precautions are followed, including only jun iors and seniors handling axes. Gloves and goggles are required and transportation regulations are rigidly enforced. As the logs are moved from the cutting area to the stacking area on the Duncan drill field just east of President Earl Rud der’s home, the spirit and pride swells within everyone who works on the Bonfire. A strict security and safety ring is maintained around the site at all times and only those who are working directly with the stacking are allowed to come near the Bonfire. The work goes on for days and into the nights, right up un til the torch is thrown onto the stack. ' ■ : - v ■ . ■ I '^ISWilL B^a : 'r.ku -1® mmmmM a wm rntm .'♦S HOWDY FRESHMAN! . . . and welcome to Texas A&M. We invite you to the store built to supply all your student needs — LOUPOT’S. In business for 28 years at the same North Gate location, Lou has built a reputation of service to Aggies lasting for generations. He will be happy to help you in any way he can. While you’re in, be sure to pick up your free copy of “Campusology,” where you can find the school songs, football yells, and many important (and not so important!) facts about A&M. TEXTBOOKS NEW AND USED. ALL TITLES OFFICIAL. LIBERAL RETURN POLICY COMPLETE SELECTION OF STUDY GUIDES MILITARY SHOES, BRASS, UNIFORMS, BELTS, SOCKS, CAPS, AND GLOVES. FOOTLOCKERS CLOTHING & SHOES NATIONALLY ADVERTISED LINES AT PRICES YOU CAN AFFORD. AGGIE SWEATSHIRTS AND T-SHIRTS SUPPLIES NOTEBOOKS, PAPER, PENS, SLIDE RULES, DRAFTING EQUIPMENT, MAPS, ATTACHE CASES, ROOM FURNISHINGS. VETERINARY BOOKS, INSTRUMENTS, UNIFORMS. COMPLETE SERVICE. BEFORE YOU BUY, SEE LOUPOT’S 'WHERE AGGIES TRADE' NORTH GATE .. viv.-xvv.--;- .vvSF .• * ■ v.-J- V. .