The New Education (Stillwater, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 12, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 1, 1910 Page: 1 of 4
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STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA, JUNE 1, 1910
A WORD TO THE GRADUATES
PANORAMIC VIEW OF A. & M. CAMPUS
A COLLEGE MEMOIR
not that they
Senior Picnic, Spring, 1910
“Walk with God upon the hills,
And see each morn the world arise
New bathed in light of Paradise.”
of all the
in the world—(kinds,
which are sometimes
QUALITY OF WORK DONE AT
A. & M., YEAR 1909-10
Remember that one
a majority. Live such a life
(Dedicated to the Senior Class)
As bright-hued shells from out the ocean world
Are cast up by a rising tide upon
The shining flower-girt beach of some sequestered
Bay or inlet; so have our bright barques
Been drawn together for a little time
From foreign shores, upon the swelling tide
Of life’s unresting sea, within the busy
Haven of this quiet college town.
And here have we not reveled in the flowers
Of all the thought and art of all the ages?
And found, as curious children, many shining
Stones of knowledge on this tranquil shore?
And many pleasant days we’ve lingered here
Beneath these maple trees and in these halls,
Learning of life’s wondrous ocean world:
Of nation’s ebb and flow through ages past,—
Of all that marvelous pageant of all climes:
Grave priests and kings and dauntless martial
And th’ innumerable throng of bright fair forms,
That long since harbored here, and sailed away
Beyond the ocean’s verge. And in the hours
When nights were dark and halls were bright
We’ve told each other of those separate foreign
Shores from which we came, of rocks and
Shoals that we had passed, and then of other
Brighter distant shores, that we had dreamed
Of visiting sometime.
Yes, here we’ve spent
A pleasant round of years: with class room work;
And sweetest hours in quiet nooks with lore
Of bygone days; and cheering crowds on gay
Athletic fields; and college songs and pranks;
And solemn chapel sessions, grave and grand.
What nights of entertainment we have had
Around the festive board within these rooms!—
With ranks of smiling college mates and friends—
To greet, and" nod, and laugh, and pass the day,
And then perhaps to bid a last farewell.
And so the brief four years of college pass,
With all their work of gathering precious stores
And gaining strength for future voyages
Upon the rougher outer sea of life.
And now again that reaching, restless flow
Bears up our barques, and carries them afar
Outward toward the wildly tossing main,
To scatter them on other distant shores
Farewell, where’er you go, dear friends;
Bright-garlanded be the lands that you may touch.
And when at length your beauteous barques have
All dimmed with many wanderings to and fro,
May He who rules the storms still guide you safe
Across life’s troubled sea, until you reach
The haven of that other final shore,
Where we shall meet again, we trust, once more.
—CHARLES J. BUSHNELL.
manhood and faith and tolerance as never before.
The greatest motto of this age is “Let us under-
stand one another.”
“If I knew you and you knew me,—
If both of us could clearly see;
And with an inner light, divine
The meaning of your heart and mine;
I’m sure that we should differ less,
And clasp our hands in friendliness;
Our thoughts would pleasantly agree
If I knew you and you knew me.”
C. J. BUSHNELL.
“Out of the shadows of night,
The world moves into the light;
It is day-break everywhere.”
Be earnest in all that you do, and glad
good you can accomplish. Indifference
an army to victory, never modeled a noble statue,
nor breathed a sublime oratorio, nor harnessed a
great force of nature, nor reared a soaring dome,
nor moved a soul with poetry, nor the world with
heroic philanthropy. But enthusiasm, guided
the telescope of Galileo, steadied the helm in the
hand of Columbus, and started the first printing
press of Guttenberg. Enthusiasm wielded the
sword of the Revolutionary bathers, and the ax
of the woodsmen of these frontier wildernesses;
and today nerves the arm and speaks from the
eye of every true American who earnestly desires
the destruction of wrong and the achievement of
human brotherhood. It may be true in the past
as Lowell said:
“Truth forever on the scaffold,
Wrong forever on the throne;
But that scaffold sways the future,
And behind the dim unknown
Standeth God within the shadow,
Keeping watch above his own.”
We are living today in a new and better era,—
an era when men are learning the meaning of
As the College year has approached
its close, the reports of the various
divisions of A. & M. give very en-
couraging and interesting information.
They all show that the quality of
work done in the College the past
year has kept pace with the very grati-
fying increase in attendance,—the lat-
ter being nearly 2o per cent over the
previous year. The following extracts
are taken from the reports of heads
of College departments, dated April 30, 1910:
Department of Zoology and Veterinary Science
(Dr. L. L. Lewis):—“The work of the Sub-Fresh-
man class has been very satisfactory as a whole.
The work with the higher classes has been very
satisfactory during both Winter and Spring
Terms. They have done faithful work as a rule
in both laboratory and class room, and as classes
they will finish their year’s work with credit."
Department of Physical Training for Women
(Miss Ross):—“On the whole the class work was
Department of Domestic Science (Miss S. W.
Landes):—“The Senior class have done good
work continuously from their Freshman year,
and they should prove a credit to the College
after leaving here. With only one or two excep-
tions the Sophomore class prove very satisfac-
tory. There are three young men in the class;
their work is fully as good as that of the girls. ’
Department of Animal Husbandry (Professor
W. A. Linklater):—“The class work throughout
the year has been satisfactory; no change in
course of study is recommended."
Department of Engineering (Professor R. E.
Chandler):—“In concluding this report, 1 should
like to speak of the faithful, loyal support I have
had from those under me during the year, and the
continued and kind treatment that. I have received
from the President of the College and the Board
Department of Physical Training (Professor
W. E. Schreiber):—“The quality of the work was
far ahead of that of last year. The vitality of the
student body is at a high point and the amount
of energy that they seem to have at their com-
mand is inexhaustible. In regard to the athletics,
I would say that while we may not win the state
championship in every line, we have the satisfac-
tion of knowing that our athletics are for the
good of the boys and girls and are not based
merely on the winning spirit. Scholarship is the
primary basis and requisite for participation in
athletics. Every student who represents A. & M.
on the field is a bona fide student and not gotten
into the institution on account of his athletic
Department of English (Professor W. W. John-
ston):—“In comparing the quality of work per-
formed by the studeite this year with that per-
formed last, the average improvement is at least
50 per cent. Two notable causes are at work to
produce this result: namely, a change in the
course of study, and a general improvement in
the tone of the College, a change due to firmness
of administration, systematic methods, and strict-
ness of discipline.”
Business Department (Professor R. A. Cover-
dale):—“We have been able to do more work this
year than last, on account of additional teaching
force. In Penmanship, splendid work has been
done. With the work of the class in English and
Business Correspondence, I am well pleased. In
Typewriting, much better work has been done
this year than last. Splendid work was done in
Business Law and Rapid Calculation.
Department of Music (Professor I. Zack-
heim):—Statement of number of students taking
work Winter and Spring Terms of this year as
compared with the same terms last year:
Students Last year This
String Instruments .
Wind Instruments ....
Public School Music
Department of Dairy Husbandry (Professor R.
C. Potts):—“I am pleased to report that the qual-
ity of class work performed was very satisfac-
Department of German and Latin (Dr. B. A.
Wise):—“The work has been, I think, of slightly
better grade than that done last year; more
ground has been covered in all classes with at
least the same degree of thoroughness.”
Sub-Freshman Department (Professor Ed Mc-
Carrcll, Acting Head of the Department):—“The
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The New Education
Young men and women of the
graduating class, get an idea. Few of
us ever have an original, real world-
moving idea. Live for some great
purpose; learn to swim up stream,—
any pollywog can float with the cur-
rent. The world needs spinal columns,
not jellyfish. Learn to know what you
know. There is an Arab proverb,
which says: “There are four kinds
plied to the four classes of college):—first,
those that know not and know not that they
know not, they are fools and are to be shunned;
second, those that know not and know that they
know not, they are simple, and are to be taught;
third, those who know, but know not that they
know, they are asleep, and are to be awakened;
and finally those who know, and know that they
know, they are masters and are to be followed."
Young men and women, learn to be masters, and
do not begrudge the time it takes to win your
mastership. When a student came to the late
President Barrows, of Oberlin College, and asked
him to shorten his course, the President replied:
“Yes, I can do that for you, but just remember,
when the Lord wants to make a squash, he takes
six months, but when he wants to make an oak,
he takes a hundred years.” Be careful in form-
ing your judgments; take all the good advice you
can get. But what you honestly believe to be
true and right, stand for, though all the world
fail to see your idea. If it is true, they will.
“The old order changeth, yielding place to new,
And God fulfills Himself in many ways,
Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.”
Let us not read history with our prejudices, but
with our eyes. What is the evolution of the hero
in this world? Frances Willard tells us: “Whe 1
one man alone has a great new idea, he is a
lunatic and a criminal; when a few people see his
idea, he is a crank and a fanatic; when everybody
sees his idea, he is a hero.” Be energetic, be
prompt. The mill never grinds with the water
that is past. You know there a good many peo-
ple who always have three hands: a right hand, a
left hand, and a little b hindhand; and they never
accomplish much. Yne poorest use of time is to
kill it. Have faith, have enthusiasm. See the
glories of the world; hear the music of its water-
falls and its bird songs; see the beauties in its
sunsets and in your human comrades; and never
cease to rejoice in these infinite beauties. Build
a soul within you attuned to the noblest har-
monies and finest shades of beauty. There is too
much of ragtime in our lives,—not only, indeed,
ragtime music, but ragtime politics, ragtime busi-
ness, ragtime homemaking and ragtime religion.
Hitch your wagon to a star,—and don’t mistake
ducks’ tracks in the mud for stars. Do the im-
possible deed;—the world demands it! “Impos-
sible,” said Napoleon, “ is a word found only in
the dictionary of fools!” Of course, we are all
fools sometimes. But remember that the essence
of wisdom consists in never being the same kind
of a fool twice.
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Connell, J. H. The New Education (Stillwater, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 12, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 1, 1910, periodical, June 1, 1910; Stillwater, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc1597464/m1/1/: accessed April 18, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.