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History of Kentucky State College
Board of Trustees
College Calendar
Faculty and Instructors
Departmenis
Classes
Athletics
Military
Fraternities
Sororities
Organizations
Literary
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The Staff of the '06 Kentuckian.
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ERHAPS nothing is more characteristic of the development of the last century than the establishment and evolution of colleges and universities. Especially is this true of the last half of the century. In 1800 there were not more than ten colleges in North America. These were located in the centers of civilization in the Middle-Eastern and New England States. They were far removed from the frontiersman of the Central and Northwestern sections. Distance, then, rendered them almost inaccessible. Institutions of learning now adorn every city and town. Any one of the smaller states now has more colleges than the whole country had a hundred years ago. Universities of the proportions of Harvard, Yale or Princeton may now be found in a number of states of the North and Northwest. From institutions of a few scores of students they now number as many hundred, and some even as many thousand; from institutions offering a single course of study they now offer a dozen or more. Their teaching force has been increased ten fold; their equipment, correspondingly. This marvelous increase in the number and facilities of educational institutions is not confined to the United States alone.    A like increase is to be found in the
leading European countries. In 1825 there were in England proper only two institutions of higher learning, Oxford and Cambridge, both of which were much restricted in their operation. In addition to these England now has such other large universities as those of London, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham, Durham, as many as ten in all. These schools are designed to meet the demand for industrial as well as pure intellectual training. In Germany the number of Gymnasiums and universities has approximately doubled during the last century. There are now in the German Empire four hundred and fifty of the former and twenty two of the latter. All these institutions in a country whose area is smaller than that of Texas. Nothing better shows the greatness of the German nation than their well organized and highly developed school system.
In order to understand the unprecedented advancement of learning in the United States it is necessary to observe the great Education Bill of the Civil War period. This bill, passed just as the North and South were beginning the fiercest civil strife accorded in history has done more in re-uniting the belligerent sections than any other possible agency. In 1862 the National Congress passed an act entitled "An Act Donating Public Lands to the
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 Several States and Territories which may Provide Colleges for the Benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts." The amount of land donated was 30,000 acres for each representative in Congress. Senator Morrill of Vermont, who introduced this bill, was a man of broad vision. He foresaw the vast agricultural possibilities of our country, and its unlimited natural resources. The extent of territory, the climate, the fertility of the soil, the natural routes of commerce warranted the belief that the United States would become the world's greatest power. Senator Morrill saw that the country needed roads, mills, factories, bridges and railways. He rightly estimated that the State would be the most potent factor in training men to supply the various needs. By making a donation of Public Land worth several hundred thousand dollars or several million, he left no alternative to the States but to begin the work of educating their young men and women. In accordance with the Morrill Act no less than thirty-five Colleges and Universities have been founded and fifteen others have been materially assisted. Thus fifty Colleges have been established, located most favorably in the respective states. The broadest education has been brought within easy reach of all the people. The statistics of some of the State Universities are almost incredible. Cornell leads the list in most respects having an income of about a million and a half dollars.    Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, California,
Ohio and Nebraska follow close upon her lead. Some of these schools enroll between two and three thousand students.
These state schools have had a most wholesome and stimulative effect on the older sectarian institutions. They have compelled them to become more aggressive in management and to offer students a wider range of courses from which to select. Almost all the State Universities provide courses of study not only in Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts but in General Culture as wellin the Classical and Modern Language, in History, English Literature, Political Economy and in all branches of Natural Science. They thus become competitors of the older universities in their strongholds.
Kentucky received as her allottment of Public Land 330,000 acres. The commissioners appointed for the purpose disposed of this land at fifty cents per acre. The amount received, $165,000, was invested in six per cent Kentucky State bonds, the interest from which still constitutes a part of the annual income of the college. In 1865 the General Assembly of Kentucky passed an act establishing the Agricultural and Mechanical College and making it one of the Colleges of Kentucky University. The College opened in October, 1866, with a Faculty composed of six members. The connection with Kentucky University continued until 1878, when the General Assembly decided to re-locate the College.    The city of Lexington secured the
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new location by donating the city park of fifty-two acres and $30,000 in bonds, Fayette County supplementing the donation by $20,000 in bonds. In 1880 the General Assembly imposed a tax of one-half cent on each hundred dollars of the assessed value of all property in the State liable to taxation for State revenue and belonging to its white inhabitants. In the same year the Classical and Normal Departments, and the Academy were added. The Department of Civil Engineering was added in 1887; that of Mechanical Engineering in 1891. The Department of Mining, Engineering and Domestic Science have recently been added. The property of the State College including eleven large buildings is estimated to be worth $800,000.
The management of the State College has especially shown breadth and liberality in providing a number of courses of study, so as to meet the requirements of as nearly all students in the Commonwealth as possible. The view is taken that students in the various departmentsClassical, Agricultural, Normal, Engineering and Scientific, will necessarily be broadened by associating and reciting with each other. They each learn something from the other. They gain a correct knowledge of the varied pursuits of a great industrial and economic people. Students thus educated form the basis of an intelligent citizenship. Men with such training make able legislators and administrative officials, understanding all the conditions and interests existing among the people.
Although the State College is now well equipped, has an ample working income, a strong Faculty, and splendid courses of study, she has not always been thus provided. Beginning in a very humble way she has fought for every concession made her. She has had to contend with religious and sectional and factional prejudice. She now stands pre-eminent among all the educational institutions in the Commonwealth. She has an established position. Her graduates in Classics stand high in Harvard and Oxford; her graduates in Science take high rank in Johns Hopkins and Columbia; her graduates in Pedagogy fill with credit, positions as teachers, principals and superintendents ; her graduates in Engineering and Agriculture rank with those of the best Technological and Agricultural schools in the United States. No other Land Grant College has done such high grade work with so small an income and under such unfavorable conditions. There can not be assembled in the State a representative body of men, business or professional, in which former State College students are not prominent. Bringing together annually, eight hundred young men and women from every county in the Commonwealth, and turning out yearly seventy-five graduates, to be leaders in their respective localities the influence that the State College has, is beyond determination and must increase. There is nothing to which age adds more dignity and value than to a well managed educational institution.    The Alumni Asso-
16 ciation now has more than five hundred members. The first man was graduated in 1869. This is a record of which any college might well be proud. These graduates constitute a strong body of men and women. But few of them have failed to come up to the high expectations that followed them from their homes and their Alma Mater. With such a record the State College has little to fear in the future. The period of her probation is over. She may now enter upon her career with the confidence of mature years. The General Assembly has recently shown its appreciation by voting fifteen thousand dollars additional income to the College.
No account of the State College would be complete without mention of the man to whose efforts is due its present prosperous conditionPresident James K. Patterson. It may almost be said that the College owes its very existence to President Patterson.    Tn  1880 when the half-cent tax was
imposed, the sectarian institutions in the state combined to test the constitutionality of the Act. President Patterson represented the State College and won, although the ablest lawyers in the State were employed by the other side. Again in 1890, an effort was made in the Constitutional Convention to abolish the half-cent tax and a second time President Patterson won. The devotion with which President Patterson has applied himself to the interests of the State College is almost inconceivable. He became the official head of the institution in 1869. In length of service he is surpassed by few, if any, college presidents in the United States, in ability he is surpassed by none. A man of great executive and business ability, of profound scholarship, a speaker of great powerhis talents are too many to enumerate. President Patterson stands without a peer in Kentucky today. The State College attests the greatness of its builder.
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 19 PRESIDENT  PATTERSON.
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 Board of Trustees
HIS EXCELLENCY, THE GOVERNOR OF KENTUCKY. Chairman Ex-Officio.
PRESIDENT JAMES K. PATTERSON. Member Ex-Officio.
Term expires January, 1912.
HON.  D.  P.   HENRY   ........................................................Cadiz
HON. TIBBIS CARPENTER ............................................Scottsville
HON. C. B. TERRELL  ....................................................Bedford
JUDGE  W.  T.   LAFFERTY   .............................................Cynthiana
Term expires January. 1908.
JUDGE WILLIAM C. BELL ..........................................Harrodsburg
HON. CASSIUS M. CLAY ....................................................Paris
JUDGE GEORGE B.  KINKEAD  ........................................Lexington
JUDGE JOHN McCHORD  ................................................Lebanon
HON. C. W. METCALF ...................................................Pineville
Term expires January. 1910.
BASIL M. BROOKS, Esq............................................Slaughtersville
DAVID F. FRAZEE, Esq................................................Lexington
HON. FRANK A. HOPKINS  .........................................Prestonsburg
CHARLES B.  NICHOLS,  Esq...........................................Lexington
JUDGE ROBT. L. STOUT  ...............................................Versailles
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 190S-06.
DAVID F. FRAZEE Chairman
JUDGE R. L. STOUT. C. B. NICHOLS, Esq. JUDGE W.  T.  LAFFERTY. HON. JOHN McCHORD.
DAVID C. FRAZEE Secretary of Board and of Committee.
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JAMES KENNEDY PATTERSON, PH.D.    LL.D.    F. S. A.
President.
JOHN H. NEVILLE, A. M.    LL.D. Vice President.
DAVID C. FRAZEE Business Agent and Secretary.
MISS MARGARET ISADORA KING, A.B. Registrar.
MAJOR WILSON BRYANT BURTT 1st. Lieut. U. S. A.Commandant.
CLARENCE W. MATHEWS Secretary of the Faculty.
CALENDAR.
1905.
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Summer  Schools  open..............................               Monday, Sept. 11th.
Entrance Examinations begin   ...............................Thursday, Sept. 14th.
First Term begins   ..............................                    Thursday, Nov. 30th.
Thanksgiving     .....................................              '' Tuesday, Dec. 12th.
Board of Trustees meet   ...................................Friday, Dec. 22d.
Christmas Holidays begin  ....................................
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Second Term begins..................................            Monday, Jan 22d.
Second Term of Academy begins  ..........................Thursday   Feb   22nd.
Washington's   Birthday   ......................................Thursday Feb. 22nd.
Union Society Contest  ......................................   Monday,   March   12th.
Third Term begins   .....................................Monday, March 26th.
Patterson Society Contest ...................................   Monday   May 28th.
Final Examinations begin  ..................................  Tuesday, June 5th.
Board of Trustees meet  .................................   ; Wednesday june 6th.
Class Day   ----!.....................................                Wednesday, June 6th.
Alumni Banquet   .......................................         Thursday, June 7th.
Commencement    ..................................
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JAMES KENNEDY PATTERSON, A.M., 1859, and Ph.D., 1375, at Hanover College, Indiana; F.R.H.S., 1880, London, England; F.S.A.. 1881, Edinburg, Scotland; LL.D., 1895, Lafayette College, Pennsylvania; Member International Congress of Geographical Science, 1875, Member Kentucky Commission for awarding Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University; Beta Theta Pi; Principal Greenville Presbyterial Academy, 1856-59; Professor Greek and Latin, Stewart College, Clarksville, Tenneesee, 1859-61 ; Principal Transylvania High School, Lexington, Kentucky, 1861-65; Professor History and Metaphysics, State College of Kentucky, 1866; President State College of Kentucky, 1869.
JOHN HENRY NEVILLE, A.B., 1849, and A.M., 1852, at Bethany College, West Virginia; LL.D., 1899, Kentucky State College; One of the founders of Eureka College (Illinois), 1852; Professor of Greek, Latin, and Higher Mathematics at Eureka College, 1852-1857; Professor of Greek and Latin, Kentucky University, Harrodsburg and Lexington, 1859-1880; Professor of Greek and Latin, Kentucky State College since 1880.
JAMES GARRARD WHITE, M.A., Kentucky State College; Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy at Kentucky State College since 1868; Teacher in Bay View Summer School.
WALTER KENNEDY PATTERSON, A.M., Kentucky State College; Assistant in Transylvania Academy in 1863; Principal of Bethel Academy, Nicholasville, 1869-72; Principal of McAfee Institute, 1873-76; In Central Academy at Chilesburg, 1876-79; Principal of Academy of Kentucky State College, 1880.
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 JOSEPH WILLIAM PRYOR, A.D., 1876; State Medical Society; Ex-President of Fayette Medical Society; Connected with Kentucky State College since 1882; Professor of Physiology and Anatomy since 1891.
FREDERICK PAUL ANDERSON, B.M.E., 1890, Purdue University; Sigma Chi; Tau Beta Pi; International Society for Testing of Materials; Society for Promotion of Engineering Education. Member of Jury of Electrical award St. Louis Exposition; Mechanical Engineer, Purdue University, 1894; Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Dean of School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Kentucky State College.
CLARENCE WENTWORTH MATHEWS, B.S., 1891, Cornell; Sigma Chi: American Pomological Society; Fellowship in Cornell, 1891; Connected with Kentucky State College since 1892.Dean of Agricultural Department Kentucky State College.
ARTHUR McOUISTON MILLER, A.B., 1884, and A.M., 1887, at Princeton ; studied at Munich; Fellow of Geological Society of America; Teacher at Wilson College, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Professor of Geology and Zoology, at Kentucky State College, since 1892.
MERRY LEWIS PENCE.Professor of Physics.
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PAUL WERNICKE, Graduate of Gymnasium of Schulpforta, Germany, 1885; University of Berlin, 1889; Ph.D., University of Goettingen, 1903; American Mathematical Society; American Association for Advancement of Science; Modern Language Association of America; "Analysis Situs of Higher Dimensions;" Professor of Modern Languages, Kentucky State College, since 1894.
JOHN PASCAL BROOKS, B.S., 1885, and M.S., 1891, at Dartmouth College. Beta Theta Pi; Tau Beta Pi.
Engineers' Club of Cincinnati; American Society of Civil Engineers; "Handbook for Surveyors" (with Prof. Merriman) ; "Handbook of Street Railway Location;" 1886-88 on Railway AVork in Minnesota, Iowa and Illnois; 1888-90 with Superintendent of Streets, Boston, Massachusetts. 1890-97, Instructor in Civil Engineering, Lehigh University; 1897, Dean of School of Civil Engineering, Kentucky State College.
ALEXANDER ST. CLAIR MACKENZIE.
CHARLES JOSEPH NORWOOD, Missouri University; Assistant Geologist on Missouri Survey; Assistant Geologist on Kentucky Survey, six years; Professor of Natural Science at Bethel College, Russell-ville, Kentucky, four years; Mining Engineer; State Inspector of Mines for Kentucky for thirteen years; Dean of Mining Engineering Department in Kentucky State College; Chief Inspector of Mines, and Director of the State Geological Survey.
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 JOHN THEODORE FAIG, B.M.E., 1894, and M.E. 1897, at Kentucky State College; Tau Beta Pi; Lamp and Cross; Society of Mechanical Engineers; Society for Promotion of Engineering Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1896-98; Professor of Machine Design at Kentucky State College.
JOSEPH MORTON DAVIS, A.B. and B.S., Hampden Sidney, Virginia, 1886; Chi Phi; Assistant at Pantops Academy, Charlottesville, Virginia, three years ; Principal of High School at South Boston, Virginia, two years; Second Assistant in the Academy of Kentucky State College for thirteen years; Assistant in Mathematics at Kentucky State College since 1905.
THEODORE TOLMAN JONES, A.B., 1902, A.M., 1903 at Kentucky State College; Assistant in French, German and Mathematics, 1902-1903; Assistant in English and Mathematics, 1903-1904; Assistant in Greek, Latin and German, 1904; Co-Principal of Summer School of Arts, 1903.
MILFORD WHITE, B.C.E..  1893, and M.S., at Kentucky State College: Kappa Alpha; Dean of Normal Department since 1905.
CHAS. PALMER, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University; Instructor in Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Professor of Chemistry and Physics, State Normal School, Salem, Massachusetts; Professor of Chemistry at Wabash College; Professor of Chemistry, Louisville Manual High School; Professor of Chemistry, Central University of Kentucky; Field Assistant in Kentucky, for LTnited States Geological Survey; Member American Chemical Society; Member Kentucky Commission for awarding Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford University; Professor of Chemistry at Kentucky State College since 1905.
27 ALEXANDER MASSEY WILSON, B.M.E., 1901 and M.E., 1902, Purdue University; Tau Beta Pi; Professor of Electrical Engineering at Kentucky State College since 1905.
MISS MARTHA RIPPERDAN WHITE, M.S., 1903, at Kentucky State College; Assistant in Mathematics, since 1903; Teacher in Bay View Summer School.
JOHN JULIAN HOOPER, B.S., 1901, Texas State College; Assistant in Texas Experiment Station, 1901-1902; Assistant Professor of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry at Kentucky State College since 1906.
W. WALTER MUSTAINE, B.S., Central University; Physical Director at Kentucky State College since 1902.
ELIZABETH  SHELBY   KINKEAD,   Lecturer   on  English   Literature  at Kentucky State College.
JOSEPH  DECKER,   Instructor   in  Machine   Shop,  Blacksmith   Shop  and Foundry at Kentucky State College since 1892.
JAMES FRANKLIN SANDEFEUR, A.B., 1904, at Kentucky State College; Assistant in Latin, Greek and English.
LOUIS EDWARD NOLLAN, B.M.E., 1904, at Kentucky State College; Tan Beta Pi; M.I.; Instructor in Photography, Woodshops and Drawing.
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 JANE THOMAS COTTON NOE, A.B., 1887, A.M., 1890, at Franklin College; Graduate Student Cornell University, 1892; Principal Hartsville Masonic Institute, 1901; Professor of English and History in Lincoln Memorial University, 1904 to 1906; Professor in Normal Department at Kentucky State College, 1905.
CHARLES W. HAM, B.M.E., 1905, at Kentucky State College; Tau Beta Pi; Assistant Instructor in Drawing and Machine Shop.
MISS ALICE COURTNEY PENCE, B.S., 1903, and M.S., 1904, at Kentucky-State College; Fellow Assistant in Anatomy and Physiology.
WILLIAM SNYDER WEBB, B.S., 1901, and M.S., 1902, at Kentucky State College; Fellow Assistant in Physics and Normal School.
SUE DOBYNS McCANN,  B.S.,  1904, at Kentucky State  College;  Fellow Assistant in Zoology and Geology.
JOHN HENRY GARDNER, B.M.E., 1904, E.M., 1906, at Kentucky   State College; Fellow Assistant in Mining Engineering.
GEORGE PADDESON, A.B., 1905, North Carolina University; Assistant in Chemistry.
WILLIAM  BOULDER CRUTCHFIELD, A.B.,  1904, at Kentucky State College; Fellow Assistant in English.
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i ET us enter for a moment the halls of -"' Old State College, which resound with the tappings of him who hath authority, and after looking about us for a moment, let us proceed to wind our way heavenward, until we have reached that portion of the building, where says Juvenal:
';Tegula sola tuetur A pluvia, molles ubi reddunt ova columbal."
We arrive at our destination, and after our knock has'been answered by a loud "come in," we open the door and find ourselves in the presence of one whose name has grown to be synonymous with everything that is good, refined, and learned at State College. This venerable personage is Prof. J. H. Neville, our own "Old Jack," before whom the tender Freshmen quake, and under the sound of whose voice, even the daring Junior is brought to quiet submission.    He is lord of the Classics.
The fortunes of State College may rise and fall, and the tappings of Prexy and the scolding" of Aunt Lucy forever close, but the name of "Jack" will go down in the annals of Kentucky State College, as a beacon light to those who will in the future, don the purple robe of the Classics and many a poor Freshman will read the following epitaph on his first report:
"Lives of students oft remind us, We can ride on ponies lean ; And departing, leave behind us Footsteps, few and far between."
After we have paid our visit to this lofty retreat, let us descend a few steps and breathe for a while the fragrant air of Caledonia. We are greeted, at the threshold by one who displays in his manner the very essence of politeness and courtesy. This is Prof. A. S. Mackenzie, the man who teaches the Freshmen  how to  spell and punctuate correctly,
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 and also instructs the dignified Seniors in the lore of ancient skrit, and tries to impress upon them the importance of the Canons of Mill and the Law of Distribution.
We will now visit the last, but by no means the least of the Classical Faculty, the man from Deutschland, who can explain a problem in mathematics, in fifteen or twenty different languages.
Before this list is ended, there must be added
the name of one who has recently donned the toga of a pedagogue, and has gone forth to fight the battles of the Ancients, in prose and verse. This is Prof. Nevilles' aide-de-camp, Theopolus Tole-man Jones.
Thus ends the story of the lords of the Classics. May they ever continue to be dear to our memory, and may their good works ever be a source of inspiration to the sons and daughters of Kentucky.
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 THE Scientific Department, the oldest in the College, has for its Dean, Prof. James G. White. When anybody, by a superabundance of knowledge and experience, has satisfied the instructors of any one of the seven courses, Geology, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Anatomy and Physiology, and Entomology, he may rightly claim, for his glorious deeds, the degree of B. S.
Let us turn our attention to that department which treats of the deadest fossils to the liveliest centipede. Who occupies this chair? None other than the stately Prof. Arthur M. Miller of basket ball fame. It is here that the students are forced to lay aside all former prejudices, for as they gaze upon the animated face of their instructor and listen to his words of wisdom, they can not fail to be convinced of the theory of the descent of man from the ape. ''Who could not see through a hole in a millstone?" Or by careful and painstaking plodding over the scientific roads, paved with the stones of Geology, a student would attain his highest aspiration to become a geologist.
At the head of the Chemistry Department stands Dr. Chase Palmer.    How often, when
the chemistry student had been conning and planning over something besides chemistry, instead of having the desire to go to Dr. Chase Palmer, had the desire to g'o chase Dr. Palmer. Alas! the poor organic students ! How they quaked with fear and trembling as they stood at the board trying to remember the myriads of formulae. And his faithful standby, Mr. Paddison, ever holds before the eyes of "the inexperienced chemists" the glories of the "venable" North Carolina School.
Seated on the throne in the gloomy caverns of the basement, we find Peter the Great, whose "power" and "force"' are "impenetrable.'" Professor Pence's ability in teaching Physics is of great-renown, for few students, even by the greatest expenditure of "energy." pass through his work with ease.
Let us pass from this dismal abode to a brighter one, Prof. Matthews' Botanical Department. With the wisdom of a sage, the instructor extracts the sophoric essence of the poppy, and administers it
35 with still greater wisdom to his animated subjects. What other occupation develops the imagination more than the microscope. Oh, cruel orderly, to interrupt these pleasant dreams. Only the clang of that bell could bring the entranced dreamer to grim reality.
Then, there is Dr. Pryor of medical fame, the
needy friend of the football hero, and basket ball heroine.
Even these celebrities could not have made the Scientific Department of our University as firm and powerful as it now is, had it not been for the earnestness, conscientiousness and ability of its dean.
36 MECHANICAL HALL 37 THE School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering was established in 1891 and since that time it has grown to be the foremost in college. Prof. F. Paul Anderson, Dean, has been untiring in his efforts to make this one of the leading universities of the south and so well has he succeeded that it now occupies a position in the educational world that is equaled by only a few of the technical schools of this country.
Since our establishment we have not received the financial aid that would characterize the growth of a modern institution but with our limited means and small equipment we are compelled to compete with our sister universities that have better equipped laboratories and vast sums of money at their disposal.
The student in this department makes such tests in the laboratories that are essential in the modern technical education and with the experi-
ence furnished here a graduate is enabled to handle most any problem by taking advantage
of the training received in the class room and the experience obtained in the shops.
The department was fortunate to secure the services of Prof. A.M. AVilson of Purdue University, who is Professor of Electrical Engineering. Since his two years' connection with the college the Electrical Department has grown wonderfully and the graduate of Mechanical Engineering now has a training in Electrical Engineering that will enable him to successfully compete with graduates of other technical schools who have an E. E.
One of the advantages of this course is that the student receives not only a thorough training in Mechanical Engineering; but also instruction in Civil and Architects al Engineering: and a small nerccntap-e of our graduates take up this particular branch of work, The curriculum is so arranged that there are no vacant hours from the time a student enters the Freshman year until he graduates and this causes the student to learn to work. We contribute the success of our graduates largely to this element.
The first graduate of this department was in 1893, and since that time we have established an alumni of over 200 with a graduating class this year of thirty.
Each alumnus is mailed every month a bulletin containing the events of the month.
One of the essential features of the course are the inspection trips taken annually. The Juniors go to Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton and the Seniors g'o to Chicago, Milwaukee and Cudahy.
In May this year, the Seniors will also visit Birmingham, the "Pittsburg of the South," and while there inspect the mines and iron interests located at that center.
These inspection trips are of great importance to the young engineer not only from the fact that the)' serve to broaden one's ideas in connection with engineering practice but also the fact that in a great many instances the student has the privi-
lege of visiting the company and their shops with whom he will afterward accept a position.
The course consists of four years, beginning as a Freshman, the student takes wood shop, lathe and pattern work and a training in English and Mathematics.
The Sophomore spends his time in the foundry forge and machine shop and higher mathematics, while the Junior takes up designing. Strength of Material, Mechanics, Dynamo Design and such laboratory tests as serve to illustrate the desired principle.
The Senior deals with only such subjects that have a direct bearing on Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Thorough instruction is given in Valve Gears, Thermodynamics, Steam Boilers, (las Engine, Dynamometers, Photography and Alternating Current.
The third term of this year is devoted entirely to thesis; and the student takes a thesis on a subject that has a partic