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Y. M. C. A. BUILDING
Just north of the textile school
at Clemson College there is reared
a magnificent structure that is
an important factor in the?social
and religious life of the student
body at the States agricultural I
and mechanical college. It is the
building of the loung Men's
Christian Association, one of the
first association structures in the
South, and one of the finest col
lege association buildings in the
country. It cost $78,000 and was
made possible bv the generosity
of Mr. John D. iRockefeller, who
donated $50,000 on condition that
the balance should be forthcoming.
The College trustees appronnoto^
<51.^000 vcViir?li lpffc $13.
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000 still to be raised. This sum
was made up by the loyalty and
contributions from caaets, faculty,
alumni and former students.
Some of the recreational features
ni the bnildinc are an ud
to-date swimming pool, bowling
alleysj games room, reading and
lounging rooms, cafe and audits
torium for lectures, concerts, mov^
ing pictures, etc. Ample provision
is made in the building for
the spiritual work of the association.
EXTENSION AND DEMONSTRATION
The Demonstration and Extension
Work is under the direction of Mr.
W. W. Long, who is jointly appointed
by the College and the United States
Department of Agriculture.
The funds available for this work
last fiscal year were as follows:
From Clemscn College... $20,290.48
From Smith-Lever Act
(United States) * 10,000.00
From U. S. Dept. of Agriculture
From counties 2,379.36
From individuals 2S4.16
From organizations 5,716.55
In the Demonstration work there
are three district agents and 46
Uut or tne 4b county cut
Clemson graduates and several are
from other Southern colleges.
In the extension service there are
six experts furnished by the United
States Department of Agriculture and
eleven college officers.
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The entire building is? to be
made as attractive as possible for
the cadets, giving them a homelike
nlacp where thev can spend
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their unemployed time pleasantly
CLEMSON'S PUBLIC SERVICE
During last' fiscal year, more
than half of the fertilizer tax
wns returned directlv to the farm
ers in the form of public service.
This service included the demonstration
and extension work, the
maintenance of two branch exper!
iment stations, fertilizer inspecj
tion and analysis, scholarships,
veterinary inspection, and control
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tive experimental work with
farmers, protection against plantj
diseases and insect pests, designs
of rural school buildings, etc.
These lines of work cost last fiscal
Any farmer in need of technical
expert advice on agricultural
subjects should not hesitate to
write to the College for information.
The inquiry will be referred
to the proper expert and a
prtjmpt answer ait be received.
Tke College olicSSI write nearly
30,000 such letters annually, and
send out nearly a half million
pieces of printed matter.
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:LUB BOYS IX THE SOLMER SHORT
SUMMER SHORT COURSES
A Pleasant and Profitable Vacation.
Clemson College is offering a i
four weeks' cour^<j in agriculture !
and cotton grading. The course
begins July 31st and ends August
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that one can get what he most
needs. During the first week the
subject of dairying will-be taught,
the second week animal husbandry,
and the third horticulture.
For the last week of the course
agronomy, which includes field
crops, soils, fertilizers, etc., will
be the chief subject.
A special course for teachers
of agriculture has been arranged.
Four weeks' instruction will also
be given the winners in the Bovs?
Corn Club work of the : i te.
A ten-day course for ministers
interested in rural affairs?August
10th to August 18th, inclusive?has
been specially designed
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| The entire equipment of the ag!
ricultural department will be at
! the disposal of those taking the
| four weeks' courses. The farm,1
| dairy, dairy barn and the labora!
tories will be open for use in in
Popular lectures will be given
each evening" by some member of
THE STUDENT BODY.
Every year the number of applica
tions to enter Clemson College exceeds
the capacity of the institution.
Early In August it is necessary to begin
a "waiting list," as all available
rooms in the barracks have been
This session the enrollment (not
considering the 198 enrolled in the
summer school) was 812.
The following data on 785 of these
men will be of interest:
Average age, 19.3 years.
Average height in shoes, 5 ft. 9.1 in.
Types: Blondes 350
Living in the country and in <
small towns and villages. . .70.9%
Living in cities of over 2,500
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JDU1 11 111 CUUiiti j
Born in towns and cities 36.0%
Who have lived on the farm.... 69.3%
Parents are or have been farmers
Parents are now engaged in
Two hundred and twenty students
now in College have had 313 brothers,
of whom 121 graduated, to attend
Occupations oI Student's Parents: ,
Farmers, 405; merchants, 75; clerks,
22; manufacturers, 18; physicians,
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17J postal service, i.o, icauicii;, at,
ministers, 11; railway service, 1.1; ;
lawyers. 9; bankers, 9; bookkeepers, ,
9; contractors, 7; insurance agents, 7;
dentists, 4; miscellaneous, 152. ^ i
These figures speak eloquenffy of ;
the fulfillment of the primary purpose
of the College?to serve the agricultural
and industrial classes of our i
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The college library, with its
30,000 books and many popular
magazines, will be open during
the whole four weeks.
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A PEN PICTURE OF
Works for Welfare in Many
Picture a county estate of 1,500
acres, with stately buildings
placed at elevated points to form
a great irregular circle of half a
mile in diameter. Inclose in this
circle a beautiful grove of native
oaks, threaded by smooth drivewalks.
Turn to the north and for
a background outline against the
sky at a distance of 20 miles,
range after range of mountains,
the home of the Highlands, of
Ca?sar's Head, Whitesides and
other lofty peaks of the Blue
Ridge. Think of these mountains
as in summer clothed with ver- j
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dpre, standing out Diacu against
the horizon, and in winter often
white with snow. Take for the
southern boundary a river of Indian
lineage and follow in its
sweeping crookedness the swift I
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ana turDuient Seneca as it lwisis
this way and that to mark the
confines jf estate. And to this^
setting adct* broad expanses of
river bottom lands green with
corn, steep hillsides sinuous with
level grassy terraces and cool pastures
with winding brooks and
graceful shade trees and you have
ei picture of Clemson College, not
colored to suit the canvas of an
artist, but as seen every year bv
nearly a thousand voung South
Carolinians, who seek, amid these
surroundings, an education that
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A Large Plant
The college tract contains over
1,500 acres.. On the property
there are 23 principal public
buildings, TO dwellings and 64
minor buildings. The college
has in its employ 116 teachers
and officers. Its inventoried property
is $1,327,728.57, The officers
of the college send out yearly
over 35,000 letters and over
435,000 other pieces of mail matter,
most of which give agricultural
In addition to the parent station,
the college maintains two
branch experiment stations?one
near Summerviile and the other
at Florence. One more to be situated
in the sand hill sections of
the State, just as soon as funds
will permit, will complete a system
representing the principal
soil types of the State.
The public has a right to the fulle
affairs of a State institution.
It would not be possible to make ;
does Clemson College.
Not only does the Treasurer's ann
the usual summary of receipts and expe
lists each individual bill paid out of Co!
Since the support of an educationa
ance to Its patrons, the following brief e
from the Treasurer's report to the Legrl:
Privilege tax on fertilizers....
.Morrill & Nelson funds (U. S.)
interest on landscript fund (U
Tuition from cadets
Interest on Clemson bequest..
Sales, interest, rents, etc
Total resources lbi-f-15..
The above total represents what wj
including its local development and its
Experiment Station receives $30,000 fr
Agriculture for conducting agricultural
be used by the College. Likewise the J
Act can be used only for demonstrate
The money paid in by students
water, medical attention and incidentals
use of the cadets, and is not used for C
The following is a condensed sumr
1. For operating expenses of College (
ers, insurance, coal, shop and labo
2. For buildings, permanent improvem
and laboratory equipment
3. For public work (fertilizer inspectic
inspection, scholarships, branch sta
The decrease in the fertilizer tax 1
cutting down the amount invested in
$67,192.84 which had been husbanded 1
ent fiscal year the College is contini
$62,400 to supplement the fertilizer tas
exceed last year.
AWARD OF SCHOLARSHIPS,
AND FREE TUITION
It has been the practice of the
trustees not to recommend any
young man for the award of a
scholarship unless his parents
signed an affidavit that they were
unable to pay for their son?s education,
and the tax returns showed
an unencumbered property
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Best Times to Apply Nitrate of
Soda to Corn, Cotton and Grain.
Kesults obtained at the South
Carolina Experiment Station
show that a top-dressing with nitrate
of soda gives good results on
nr\Hnr\ nnm anrl srrull PTainS. The
increase is mosf marked during a
wet year, because this nitrogen is
already in an immediately available
form, while the rotting of
the organic sources does not proceed
as rapidly as usual on account
of the excess of moisture in
the soil. The amount to apply per
acies varies with the fertility of
the soil and the previous fertiliza
st information in regard to the flscaJ
a fuller or more detailed report than
ual report to the Legislature contain
inditures, but this report of 15 9 pages
liege funds Is shown.
1 institution is of interest and Import.ummary
for the last iiscal year, taker
slature, should be of interest:
. S.) 5,754.00
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is available for the use of the College.
Public Service. The South Carolina
om the United States Department of
research, but none of this money can
>10,000 from the Federal Smith-Lever
n and extension work, under Federal
for board, laundry, heat, light, and
i, is held in trust by the College for the
nary of expenditures:
salaries of teachers, laborratory
materials, etc.) $143,836.82
ents and additions to shop
>n and analysis, veterinary
itions, etc., etc.) 81,323.99
:o $155,859.76 would have necessitated
t>ublic service, but for the balance of
"rom previous years. During the presling
the public service by borrowing
: which this year is not likely much to
valuation bore out the affidavit
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on the certificate of the County
Auditor, based upon an affidavit
of the parent that he was unable
to pay it.
This year the State Board of
Charities and Corrections is
charged by law with investigating
the financial standing of all
applicants for scholarships and
free tuition, and reporting their
findings to the board of trustees.
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tion, but we would suggest from
50 pounds per acre on poor land
up, according to the fertility of
Early applications are coming
into favor. We recommend that
!the soda be applied to corn when
it is between knee and waist high,
to cotton just as the shapes begin
to form, and to small grain in
March. Care should be taken not
to sow nitrate of soda on wet
plants, because it is likely to scald
them. It is best to apply it just
after a rain, when the moisture
had dried off the leaves of the
plants, then cultivate with a
mulch forming implement as soon
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