The New Education (Stillwater, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 3, Ed. 1 Saturday, January 15, 1910 Page: 4 of 4

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The accompanying cut shows the main building
of the Connell State School of Agriculture. This
building was occupied by the Alfalfa County High
School until,
by a vote of
the people of
Alfalfa coun-
ty on Decem-
ber 14, it was
(1 i sc o ntinued
and the build-
ing as shown
and the
ground which
it. occupies
was deeded to the State. It is splendidly equipped
throughout with an
ent water system,
electric light plant, sewerage system, heating sys-
tem with forced ventilation in connection there-
with, and auditorium and class rooms. The audi-
torium has a seating -apacity of noo.
The floor plans of the buildings now in course
of erection at Warner and Tishomingo will be
shown in a later issue of The New Education.
Each of the several departments have rooms
planned for the special work offered. The girls
will have the entire upper floor with the exception
of the auditorium; the academic work and part of
the agricultural work will be given on the second
floor; while the lower floor will be devoted to ag-
ricultural laboratories and manual training work.
Bids will be received by the State Board of Agri-
culture on the 15th instant on the buildings to be
erected at Broken Arrow, Lawton, and Goodwell.
The first two buildings will be similar to the plan
for Warner and Tishomingo, while the latter will
be somewhat smaller because of the smaller ap-
It is proposed to build a dormitory at Helena,
also a barn and cottage. The dormitory is badly
needed, not only at Helena but in connection with
each of the ecov lary agricultural schools.
The dormitory at Goodwell is almost completed.
It will accommodate about 75 students.
On January 7 the State Board of Agriculture and
the State Commission of Agricultural and Industrial
Education were honor guests at a banquet given
under the auspices of the domestic science depart-
ment by the Connell State School of Agriculture.
More than three hundred guests were served. The
entertainment was well planned, and handled in a
way that created much favorable comment.
Each one of the secondary agricultural schools
opened after the holidays with an increase in at-
tendance. More mature students are attending,
which fact is very gratifying to the superintendents.
The vigorous opposition of the good people of
Goodwell to the opening of public pool rooms in
that town shows the proper spirit, and should be
good evidence to the parents who have children at-
tending the Pan-Handle Agricultural Institute that
they will be carefully looked after, not only by the
faculty, but by the good citizens of that town.
(Continued from page three.)
used for an engine room 25 ft. by 48 ft. The stack
to be used will be of reinforced concrete i2g ft.
high, and an internal diameter of 5 ft. 6 in.
The equipment will consist of: Two 2oo-H. P.
water tube boilers, two mo-11. P. lire tube boilers,
and a 160-IL P. engine, direct connected to a 100-
K. W. D. C. generator, and the necessary auxiliary
Exhaust steam, supplemented by live steam
from the low pressure boilers, will be conducted
by a system of pipes laid chiefly in a concrete
tunnel to the various buildings.
The plant has been so designed that it can be
added to from time to time, and thus keep up
with the increased demands made upon it due to
the growth of the College.
It is not “What we know" but “What we can
do” that proves our right to a place in the world.
Education that goes beyond knowledge of books
and takes hold of the duties of life is the most
valuable, because productive.
Cup won by Agricultural and Mechanical College Students at Oklahoma
State Track and Field Athletic Contest for highest record all events. Won at
Oklahoma City May 21, 1909.
On the 15th of May, 1909, the First
Annual Northeastern Oklahoma Inter-
scholastic Track and Field Meet was
held in Stillwater under the auspices
of the Oklahoma A. & M. College
Athletic Association. In spite of the
adverse weather conditions, the meet
was an entire success. It was won by
the Stillwater High School after a
close fight with Tishomingo.
This year the date set for the meet
is Saturday, May 7, and a most suc-
cessful Interscholastic is looked for.
This meet was founded with the
idea of interesting the high schools of
the northern part of the State in this
particular branch of athletics. No
other college is so eminently fitted to
carry out this work, for on the track
and held A. & M. has always reigned
supreme as the prize cup indicates.
This cup was won by the A. & M.
team at the Intercollegiate Meet held
in Oklahoma City last May. In this
meet A. & M. won more points than
all of the live other colleges combined,
and that without the services of one
of their best men.
In the Interscholastic Meet the Ath-
letic Association awards gold, silver
and bronze medals to the winners of
first, second and third place in each
event, and a team banner to the school
scoring the largest number of points
in the meet.
Part of the work of the instructors
in the Physical Education Department
is to help and advise those schools
who wish to enter this meet. It is intended
to extend the scope of this work until it in-
cludes advice in all lines of athletics, football.
baseball, track and basketball, as well as in the
work in physical training.
Booklets will be sent to all schools interested.
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As soon as the weather permits, extended order
and other advanced drills will be taken up by the
Corps of Cadets. Parades, Escort of the Color, re-
views, guardmounts, etc., will be features of in-
struction during the coming months.
Work has been progressing on the target range
and it is hoped that target practice can be com-
menced during the winter term.
A rifle club composed of male students and in-
structors has organized to affiliate with the Na-
tional Rifle .Association of America. The follow-
ing officers were elected for the current year:
President—Harold P. Cook.
Secretary—Roll Ginter.
Treasurer—George A. Hoke.
Captain—Frank J. Tibbetts.
The club desires to get a team in shape to com-
pete with similar teams from other colleges in
both the indoor and outdoor competitions. From
the showing made last spring it is believed that a
team can be organnized and trained that will cap-
ture at least one of the trophies.
During the past summer 175 samples of drinking
water were analyzed in the Experiment Station
laboratory to determine the fitness of the water
for drinking purposes. The water from many 01
the wells examined proved to be very unsafe for
drinking purposes and in most of these cases the
water was not used during the summer. In some
cases the water was pronounced as unfit for use
but families continued to use the water with the
result that cases of typhoid fever were present
during the summer and fall.
A bacteriological examination of water is a re-
liable means of determining whether the water is
safe for drinking purposes or not and much sick-
ness may be avoided by having the supply of
drinking water pure.
Physical Education for Girls
The Inter-Class Basket Ball games closed with
the fall term. There promises to be a large in-
terest in the tennis games for the spring term.
The class in medical gymnastics and massage
began with the opening of the winter term. The
class promises to be quite popular as a very con-
siderable number of girls have asked for the w >rk.
We have a special class in gymnastics known, as
the “Star Class’’. This class is open to any girl in
school who makes a grade in gymnastics of 95 or
more. There is much interest among the Fresh-
men and Sophomore girls in trying to make this
Domestic Science
1910 marks the introduction in the
of Domestic Science and Arts of a
The year
new feature general work in hygiene, sanitation,
and cooking, both theory and practice, which is
especially adapted to the needs of normal stu-
dents. Such a course of study has been rendered
necessary by the beneficent State law which re-
quires the teaching of domestic science in all of
Oklahoma s public schools.
During the Christmas holidays Miss Landes
\isited her home in the East, near Philadelphia.
\\ hile there considerable time was spent in ob-
taining additional equipment and illustrative ma-
terial for use in the Domestic Science and Arts
l'o meet the demand of a great number of new
students a beginning class in algebra has been
organized. Students who failed during the fall
term may take advantage of the beginning class
to make credit in the fall term work. The class
will be continued through the winter, spring and
summer terms, covering all of the first year’s
work in algebra.
Mr. Coverdale attended the Southwestern Com-
mercial Teachers’ Association at Oklahoma City
during the holidays.
I he increase in attendance in this department
makes the securing of additional room and teach-
ing force imperative.
The following organization for the winter term
ot the Business Classes has been effected- Will
Carter, president: Alice Sanders, vice-president-
Stella Miller, secretary; W. H. Sellers. treasurer;
Ruth Gallagher, reporter: Guy McVicker man-
ager of basketball team.

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