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The news and herald. (Winnsboro, S.C.) 1901-1982, June 08, 1916, Supplement to THE NEWS AND HERALD, Image 2

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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 State's agricultural
and mechanical college. It is the
building of the loung Men's
Christian Assoriation, 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 by the generosity
of Mr. John D. Rockefeller, who
donated $50.000 on condition that
the balance should be forthcom
ing. The College trustees appro
priated $15,000, which left $13,
000 still to be, raised. This sum
was made up by the loyalty and
contributions from caaets, fac
ulty, alumni ani former students.
Some of the recreational fea
tures of the building are an up
to-date swimming pool, bowling
alleys, games room, reading and
lounggn rooms., cafe and audi
torium For lectures, concerts, mov
ing pictures, etc. Ample provis
ion is made in the building for,
the spiritual wcrk of the assqcia
The Demonstration and Exctenion0f
Wt~ork iuder' the direction of Mr.
W. W. Long, who is jointlr appointed
by the College and the United states
Department of Agriculture.
The funds available for this work
last fiscal year were as follows:
From Clemson College... $20, 200.4S
From Smth-Lever Act
(United states)... . . . . . .1,0 .oo
From U. S. Dept. of Agri
culture .................34,00.00~
From counties .............2,39.36
From individuals...........24. 16
From organizations ... .716.55V
Total.............. '2605
In the Demonstration work there
are three district agents and 46
county agents.
Out of the 46 county agents, 2S are
Clemson graduates and several are
from other southern colleges.
in the extension service there are
six ex;perts turnished by the United
States Department o' Agriculture and
eleven college omlcers.
The entire building is to be
made as attractive as possible for
the cadets, giving them a home
like lace wxhere they can spend
their~unemployed time pleasantly
and profitably.
During last fiscal year, more
than half of the fertilizer tax
was returned directly to the farm
ers in the form of public service.
This service included the demon
stration and extension work, the
maintenanct of two branch exper
iment stations. fertilizer inspec
tion and analysis, scholarships,
veterinary inspection, and control
of contagious diseases, co-opera
tive experimental work with
farmers, protection against plant
diseases and insect pests, designs
of rural school buildings, etc.
These lines of work cost last fiscal
year $81,323.99.
Any farmer in need of techni
cal expert advice on agricultural
subjects should not hesitate to
write to the College for informa
tion. The inquiry will be re
ferred to the proper expert and a
prompt answer will be received.
The College officials write nearly
30,000 such letters annually, and
send .out nearly a- half mLlion
pieces of printed matter.
A Pleasant and Profitable Vaca
Clemson College is offering a
our weeks' course in azriculture
mid cotton grading. The course
eins Julv 31st and ends Au
~ust 26th.
The school will be arranged so
hat one can get what he most
ieds. During the first week the
ubject of dairying will be taught,
~he second week animal husban
Ty. and the third horticulture.
or the last week of the course
ironomy, which includes field
ops, soils, fertilizers, etc., will
e the chief subject.
A special course for teachers
f agriculture has been arranged.
our weeks' instruct ion will also
e given the winners in the Boys'
'orn Club work of the ue
A ten-day course for m:inisters
nterested in rural affairs-Au
ust 10th to August 18th, inclu
ive-has been specially designed
or them.
The entire equipment of the ag-1
-cultural department will be at
he disposal of those taking the
our weeks' courses. The farm.
airv. dairy barn and the labora
ories will~be open for use in in
Popu!ar lectures will be givenI
ah eveninz by some member of
Every year the numibe of applica
tions to enter Clemson-College ei
ceeds the capacity of tbi institutioi
Early in August it is ne*sary to be
gin a "waiting list," .as11 availab)
rooms in the barrack$ :have bee
This session the eanfient (nc
considering the' 198 enNiled in th
summer school) was 8
The following data on-T85 of thes
men will be of interest- .
Average age, 19.3 years."
Average height in shoes, 6 ft. 9.1 1I
Types: Blondes .........~.... 35
Brunettes .... 43
Living in the country 'anid in
small towns and villages-.. .70.9:
Living in cities of over -,500
inhabitants ..,...29.1
Born in country..............64.0:
Born in towns and cities... ...36.0:
Who have lived on the farm ....69.3:
Parents are or have been farm
ers .............. .... .. 81.0;
Parents are now engaged in
farming ...51.5,
Two hundred and twenty stLdent
now in College have had 313 broth
ers, of whom 121 graduatpd, to at
tend Clemson.
Occupations of Studen3t 'Parents
Farmers, 405; merchants, ..# clerkE
22; manufacturers, 18'; 1-V icianc
17; postal service. 15; -;1 ers, I
ministers. 11; railway ce, 1
lawyers. 9; bankers, 9; bo eepars
9; contractors, 7; insurance ents, 7
dentists, 4; miscellaneous.
These figures speak el tl; ;o
the fulfillment. of- the . ur
pose -of-the- Ccllige-t migr7
cultural and industrial classes of ou
the faculty or other lecture
prominent in State or nationa
The college librarv. with its
30,000 books and many popula;
maziznes. will be open durin
the whole four weeks.
Works for Welfare in Many
Picture a county estate of 1,500
t acres, with stately buildings
placed at elevated points to form
a great irregular circle of half a
mile in diameter. Inclose in this
circLa a beautiful grove of native
0 oaks, threaded by smooth drive
5 walks. Turn to the north and for
. a background outline against the
sky at a distance of 20 miles,
Y range after range of mountains,
the home of the Highlands, of
Cwsar's Head, Whitesides and
other lofty peaks of the Blue
Ridge. Think of these mountains
as in summer clothed with ver
dure, standing out black against
the horizon., and in winter often
white with snow. Take for the
southern boundary a river of In
dian lineage and follow in its
sweeping crookedness the swift
and turbulent Seneca as it twists
this way and that to mark the
confines'of the estate. And to this
settg.g add broad expaises of
river !bottai ands greh -with
r corn, steep hillsides sinuous with
level grassy terraces and cool pas
tures with winding brooks and
graceful shade trees and you have
a picture of Clemson College, not
colored to suit the canvas of an
artist, but as seen every year by
nearly a thousand young South
Carolinians. who seek, amid these
surroundings, an education that
will prepare them for self-respect
ing, self-supporting citizenship.
A Large Plant
The college tract contains over
1,500 acres. On the property
there are 23 principal public
buildings. 70 dwellings nnd 64
minor -buildings. The college
has in its employ 116 teachers
and officers. Its inventoried prop
erty is $1.327,728.57. The of
ficers of the college send out year
ly over 35.000 letters and over
ter,mos ofwhich give agricul
tural information.
In addition to the parent sta
tion, the college maintains two
.branch experii nent stations--one
near Summerville and the other
at Florence. One more to be sit
uated in the sand hill sections of
the State, just as soon as funds
-will permit. will complete a sys
temi representing the principal
soil typ)es of the State.
The public has a right to the ful
iffairs of a State institution.
It would not be possible to make
does Clemson College.
Not only does the Treasurer's an
the usual summary of receipts and exj
lists each individual bill paid out of C
Since the support of an education
ance to its patrons, the following brief
from the Treasurer's report to the Let
Privilege tax on fertilizers...
Morrill & Nelson funds (U. S.
Interest on landscript fund (
Tuition from cadets........
Interest on Clemson bequest.
Sales, interest, rents, etc ....
Total .................
Reserve fund ..............
Total resources 1914-15.
The above total represents what v
including its local develcpment and i1
Experiment Station receives $30,000 J
Agriculture for conducting agricultura
be used by the College. Likewise the
Act can be used only for demonstrati
The money paid in by stidents
water, medical attention and incidenta:
use of the cadets, and is not used for
The following is a condensed sum
1. For operating expenses of College
ers, insurance, coal, shop and lab
2. For buildings, permanent improver
and laboratory equipment.......
3. For public work (fertilizr inspect:
inspection, scholarships, branch s1
The decrease in the fertilizer tax
cutting down the amount invested in
$67,192.84 which had been husbanded
ent fiscal year the College is contin
$62,400 to supplement the fertilizer ta
exceed last year.
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 E-on's edu
cation, and the tax returns show
ed an unencumbered property
Best Times to Apply Nitrate of
Soda to Corn, Cotton and Grain.
Results obtained at the South
Carolina Experiment Station
show that a top-dressing with ni
trate of soda gives good results on
cotton, corn and small grains. The
increase is most marked during a
wet year, because this nitrogen is
already in an immediately avail
ab)le f~orm. while the rotting of
the organic sources does not pro
ceed as rapidly as usual on ac
couInt of the excess of moisture in
the soil. The amount to apply peir
acres varies with the fertility of
the soi] and the previous fertiliza
est information in regard to the f2caI
a fuller or more detailed report than
nual report to .the Legislature contain
)enditures, but this report of 159 pages
ollege funds is shown.
a.l institution is of interest and import
summary for the last fiscal year, taken
islature, should be of interest:
3. S.)..............5,754.00
... ............ 3,512.36
.............. 9,998.72
. ... ....$205,357.84
. . .. . ............. 67,192.84
ras available for the use of the College,
s Public Service. The South Cerolina
rom the United States Department of
I research, but none of this money can
$10,000 from the Federal Smith-Lever
on and extension work, under Federal
for board, laundry, heat, light, and
Is, is held in trust by the College for.the
College expenses.
mary of expenditures:
(salaries of teachers, labor
oratory materials, etc.)... .3143,836.82
2ents and additions to shop
.......................... 37,688.83
on and analysis, veterinary
ations, etc., etc.) ........... 81,323.99
to $155,859.76 would have necessitated
-public service, but for the balance of
from previous years. During the pres
uing the- public service by borrowing
x which this year is not likely much to
valuation bore out the affidavit.
Free .tuition was granted- only
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 1s
charged by law with investigat
ing the financial standipg of all
applicants for scholarships and
free tuition, and reporting their
findings to the board of trustee&
tion, but we would suggest from
50 pounds per acre on poor land
up, according to the fertility of
the soil
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 formingy implement as soon
as the ground is dry enough to

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