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Image 1 of Annual Report, Volume 3 (1880-1881)

Part of University of Kentucky course catalogs, 1865-

While these sheets were going through the press a communication was received from Gen. W. B, Hazen, Chiet Signal Oiiicer of the United States Army, wherein it is stated that opportunity will in the future be afforded to graduates of this and other colleges in which scientific studies are pursued, to enter the service of the Signal Bureau. The following extracts from the ( communication are made: ' "Organized as it is upon an economical and exact- A ing military basis, it furnishes an opening to a perma- nent military career, while it gives to persons of other tastes the best preliminary meteorological training." "Every year deserving candidates may be examined, and two (2) members of the Corps may be appointed Y2; Second Lieutenants." >; ‘fThe object of the present writing is to inspire an f ;; interest among young college men, especially among such as have scientific training and tastes, which may incline some of them to enter this field. It is essential that they should have courage enough to face the difii- culties of the preliminary training, and self-confidence {2 enough to feel sure of winning the highest places." "The preliminary training involves enlistment in the Signal Corps of the Army, military drill and ex- ercises in signal duties, instruction in field telegraphy and meteorology, andfsubsequently thorough training as telegraphers and meteorological observers. The pay and allowances during this training are nearly double fj those of a cadet at the Military Academy, and insure is an ample and comfortable support. The men already in the Corps are of an unusually high character, and I ` desire to add to their number, young men of good {f_ standing, who, with minds already disciplined by col- lege training, possess those manly qualities without which learning and industry are so often perverted to unworthy ends. I want those who, in connection with the thoroughly intelligent men we now have, will be A able to use to the best advantage the valuable data now collected by this bureau." " A diploma and the recommendation of the college faculty, especially as to personal character, with a cer- tificate of good health, will take the place of any other t preliminary examination?