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Claims Small Appropriation Provided
Has Been Great Hinderance In Work
—Determined, However, Expendi
tures Should Exceed Amount,
The report of John C. Futrall,
president of the University 01 Arkan
sas. for the college year of 1915-16
has just been submitted to the Board
of Trustees of the University. The re
port treats in detail of such matters
as registration for the year, changes
in the course of study, conditions
among the student body, scholarship,
financial affairs, etc.
Educational Policies.
Under the head of "Educational
Policies,” the report says:
"The new entrance requirements do
uot vary greatly from the old except
in that they are a little more flexible.
They are so arranged that the com
bined high school and college course
will form an educational unit. In the
course of study leading to the degree,
important changes have been made.
The only study absolutely required tor
the Bachelor of Arts degree will in
future be one year of English. Tha
equivalent of ten college hours in
so~ie one foreign language will also
be required. Only turee hours of this,
however, must of necessity be done
in the University. The balance may
be satisfied by offering a foreign lan
guage as an entrance requirement.
"The various studies taught in the
College of Arts and Sciences are di
vided into groups ana there are re
quirements that a student must offer a
certain minimum number of hours
from each group and that he is not al
lowed to offer more than a certain
number from each group.
“The central Idea of the new course
is to allow the student as great liber
ty of selection as possible: to require
him to select a major subject upon
which he will concentrate; and to re
quire such a distribution of his sub
jects as will give him a general view
of the educational field."
The report gives an account of the
new system of grading recently adopt
ed by the University Senate. Under
the new rule, there will be six grades,
A, B, C, D, E and F, the last two of
which represent lailure. A student
who receives an E may remove the
failure by a re-examinatlon, but a
student making a grade of F must re
peat the course in class in order to
receive credit.
It Is the nnderstanding that, in the
long run, grade marks shall be dls
tributed about as follows: Ten per
cent or less of the students shall re
ceive the A grade, approximately 20
per cent the B grade, 40 to 50 per
cent the C grade, approximately 20
per cent the D grade, and 10 per cent
or less the E and F grades combined.
It Is understood that this scale cannot
be applied to small classes.
The principal upon which the new
system rests is that the mental char
acteristics of human beings vary
about as physical characteristics, and
the grading in the University will
hereafter be done on a scientific basis
rather than in accordance with the
whim of the individual instructor.
The following statement 13 made
with regard to scholarship:
“The University is gradually raising
the standard or its scholarship re
quirements. There has for some
years been a rule that in order to be
allowed to remain in the University, a
student must pass on at least nine
hours of work per week. The norma!
number of hours taken by the average
student is sixteen. In years past, the
rule has been enforced with consider
able laxity. This year the Deans and
Scholarship Committees have made
very great efforts to keep in close
touch with all students in their col
leges and to find out beforehand what
students were likely to fail and to give
them warning. In the case of tnose
students who fell a little below the
nine-hour requirement, leniency has
been exercised, and only those who
failed to pass on as much as six hours
were actually sent home. In most
cases the students who went home for
failure in scholarship passed on noth
fiig. The total number who have been
dropped In tlie course of the year for
failure In scholarship is 19. Seven of
these afterwards entered the Univer
sity High School in order to prepare
themselves to enter the freshmen
class next year.
Philosopher’s Stone.
If you know how to Bpend less than
you get you have the philosopher ?
Smalt Girl Felt Safe.
The small daughter was industrious
ly ironln? her doll clothes when her
mfitlier entered. “It's wrong to work
on Sunday. Havo you forgotten the
laird sees you?’’ “This isn't work. And
if the Lord does see me, he knows
perfectly well this Iron is cold.”—
"Every precaution has been used
to avoid sending students home if
there seemed to be any possibility
that they might remain and do good
work. The result has been a consid
erable improvement In the standard
of scholarship among the students.
This whole movement is In harmony
with an idea that is spreading over
the entire country; that is, that stu
dents who do not intend to work In
college, who are there to loaf, to have
a good time socially or for any other
purpose than to do the actual college
work, should not be allowed to usurp
the advantages offered Dy a college or
university and prevent good students*
from utilizing those advantages in the
highest possible degree.”
The report shows that the total reg
istration of students enrolled In the
regular nine-months session at Fay
etteville this year is 814. These fig
ures do not include students regist
ered in the summer session, corre
spondence students, students enrolled
in the short course for farmers, ex
tension students, or students in the
Department of Medicine or the Branch
Normal College. Such students are
often included In college catalogs and
if included here, the total would be
1,414, apart from the many thousands
enrolled in extension work in agricul
ture and home economics.
Seventy-one of the seventy-five
counties of the state are represented
by students in the Univrsity, as well
as seven states outside of Arkansas.
A group of a dozen counties in the
extreme southwestern portion of the
state sends more students to the
University than the same number of
counties in the northwestern part, if
Washington county is excluded.
Financial Condition.
Under this head, the following
statement Is made:
"It must be admitted that the small
appropriation received by the Univer
sity for the biennial period beginning
July 1, 1915, has been a great hind
rance in the development and man
agement of the institution. Among
other things, the entire appropriation
for maintenance of the departments
of the College of Arts and Sciences,
the College of Engineering, and some
of the departments of the College of
Agriculture, were eliminated. No
appropriation whatever was received
for repairs or for upkeep of the
grounds and buildings. In aplte of tne
conditions that might result, however,
it was determined at the outset that
the appropriation actually received
should not be exceeded, and that the
University should not have to go to
the next legislature asking for any
deficit for this biennial period."
Dimunition of University Endowment
"The Bureau of Education at Wash
ington. which is charged with the duty
of certifying to the government earn
year the list of those state universi
ties that are entitled to receive th*
government appropriations, has taken
up with the University of Arkansas
certain matters in connection with the
funds granted by the Federal govern
ment to the University.
‘"1 ne federal land grants under the
Morrill act of 1S62 were made to the
different states under the condition
that the lands should be sold and the
proceeds put into a permanent endow
ment fund for the University which
should always bear Interest at the
rate of not less than 5 per cent.
"The records show that in the early
days, the trustees of the University
spent the sum of $2,666.67 for running
expenses of the University.
“They show also mat me enaow
ment fund was tn 1901 further dimin
ished by the sum of $4.R00. This was
the result of an act of the legislature, 1
authorizing the state treasurer to pay
back to the City of Fayetteville $4.SOD ]
which has been erroneously paid in [
by the city. The endowment was
thus diminished by a total of $7,- ]
406 47. Furthermore, the Federal law
has been violated by the investment |
of the University Endowment Funds
in state bonds which pay 3 per cent j
interest, whereas the federal law re- 1
quires a minimum of 5 per cent.
"The Bureau of Education has
agreed that it will not press this mat- j
ter until after the next meeting of the
legislature, but Insists that if the Uni- !
versity of Arkansas is to continue to
receive federal appropriations, the
next legislature must provide for the
repayment into the University En- j
dowment Fund of the sums that have
been taken away from it and must al
so provide for the payment of Inter
est on those sums at the rate of 5 per
cent for the time elapsed. It must also
provide for the payment of the differ
ence between interest at the rate of
3 per cent and 5 per cent for the time
elapsed since the bonds given by the ;
County of Washington and the City of
Fayetteville were converted into state
bonds paying only 3 per cent.
“Thus the total amount of ba-'k in
terest to be provided by the legisla
ture will be approximately $45,000 I
In addition, provision must be mad* J
that the bonds of the University shall '
hereafter bear Interest at not less
than 5 per cent.”
Gave Some Warning.
Wife—“Well, dear, I shall have to
do the cooking now. Cook left with
out warning this afternoon.” Hue
band—“Not exactly without warning.
She told me this morning 1 had better
bring some dyspepsia tablets tonight,
but 1 didn't quite understand what
•he meant.”
Hiccups in Strange Place.
Little Lucy accidentally discovered
her pulse one day, and running to her
mother she exclaimed: “Oh, mamma
I y# got the hiccups ip my wrigt ”
Districts Were Practically Formed
Once Before, But Were Halted Be
cause of the Supreme Court
Pine Bluff.—
Two improvement districts estab
lished by County Judge C. M. Philpot,
under the Alexander road law. to con
struct 60 miles of macadam roads in
Jefferson County north of the Arkan
sas River, means an additional expen
diture for good roads in this county
of $289,000 and will provide good
roads radiating from Pine Bluff to
every section of the county. One dis
trict is to build a road from the free
bridge to Atlheimer, Wabbaseka and
Humphrey, a distance of 10 miles. W.
G. Key, R. Carnahan and J. P. Walt
were appoineed commissioners.
The other district is for a road
from the free bridge to Sherrill, Tuck
er. Perda and the Lonoke County line,
a distance of 20 miles. This system
will cost about $94,000. The commis
sioners are Have Well. C. H. Triplett,
Jr., and Everett E. Tucker.
In addition to the road districts,
drainage district No. 6 was establish,
ed, to construct a drainage system in
the vicinity of Swan Lake, at an esti
mated cost of $25,000. In this district
are 12,600 acres and about half this
acreage will be reclaimed through the
drainage work. L. W. Clements, D.
W. Nix and O. M. Spellman were ap
pointed commissioners.
Work on each of the projects will
be started as quickly as possible. The
road districts were practically form
ed once before, but were halted be
cause of the Supreme Court decision
holding that preliminary surveys ana
estimates must be made under the
Alexander law by the state highway
department engineers.
The work was done by County En
gineer Hugh Humphrey.
While* the County Central Commit
tee of Ashley county was In session
at Hamburg, Sheriff Hogan Oliver.
Democratic nominee for state auditor,
said that he had heard rumors that
his books did not show all the tax re
ceipts that had been issued in the
county. Mr. Oliver brought his books
to the meeting and offered ft,000 In
cash to any man who would produce
a tax receipt that was not of record in
his office. This put a stop to the gos
Herman Hale of Camden was In
Monroe. I.a., recently and was invited
to be one of an unto party. At the
last moment he found that he would
not be able to take the ride and the
three men who invited hint drove ofT.
A short time later the car was over
turned and two of the occupants were
instantly killed. The third, who was
driving the car, was so badly injured
that he died later.
T. T. McConnell, athletic director
of the University of Arkansas, has
prepared a comparative statement of
the grades in class work of the foot
ball men and the general student
body. It shows the football men's
average to be 1.53 higher than that
of the average student body and great
er than the average of any other or
ganization of students except the
honor society.
While playing golf on the links of
the Texarkana Country Club, W. L.
Woods Jr. drove a ball which, while
in flight struck a sparrow and killed
It. To get the full force of the un
usualness of this occurrence one only
has to consider the amount of space
there is above the links of the Coun
try Club at Texarkana.
During a storm at Shirley, Van Ru
ren county, a railway car which was
on a siding near the railway station,
was set in motion hy the wind and
willed nearly a quarter of a mile
down the trartc. It came to a stop
on a sharp turn.
Andrew Mubley, the young son of
the Rev. Edward T. Mabley of Wins
low, composed the music for the
school song which was sung at the
comtnenqpment exercises of the Helen
Dunlap Memorial School at Winslow.
uiilon Underhill of Mountain Home
fractured a rib a few days ago while
sneezing. The rib had been broken
The berry season has closed at Pig
gott with a total shipment of 6.57C
cases. 1,005 being local shipments
Next year the acreage will be increas
ed and an effort will be made to se
cure additional labor, the lack ol
which greatly handicapped harvesting
this season.
Charles T. Abeles & Co. of Little
iloc^ are erecting a sawmill on Red
river in Hempstead eounty to cut ey
pres' tir.ibcr recently acquired by the
Petitions lor submission of the pro
posed Brundidge primary election law,
recently put In circulation, are being
freely signed. It will require about
12 000 signatures to the petitions be
fore the proposed law, drawn to throw
more protection around primary elec
tions, can be submitted to the voters
in the general election next Novem
Dr. C. H. Brough, the Democratic
nominee for governor, was the first
signer of the first petition circulated.
Virtually all officials in the statehoirte
hpve signed the petitions.
The proposed law was drawn by
Stephen Brundidge of Searcy, togethi
er with others appointed by the Dem
ocratic State convention at Pine Bluff
two years ago. The original bill drawn
by the committee was killed by the
last legislature, but the substitute
measure now being circulated is to go
direct to the voters for enactment.
George R Brown, aged 63 years, for
more than 25 years secretary of the
Little Rock Board of Trade, and one
of the best known and most success,
ful publicity men in the South, died
after an illness of several months. A
general nervous breakdown was the
immediate cause of his death. He is
survived by his widow, one daughter,
Mrs. Sam Powell, and one son, Hor
ace Brown.
While a Dardanelie and Russellville
locomotive was returning to Russell
ville the engineer saw a two-year-old
boy on the track. The engineer ap
plied his brakes, but the locomotive
was on a down grade and the wheels
skidded. He rushed forward to the
cowcatcher to attempt to save the
baby. He failed to grasp the child,
but threw him down and he rolled be
tween two crossties. The engine
passed over the ties and did not touch
the child.
Virtually one million dollars tn
property values will be added to the
Pulaski County assessment lists by
completion of the proposed Faulkners
Lake drainage district, surveys for
which have been completed, according
to Charles Jacobson, attorney for the
district. The district will drain 6,000
acres of wet land, much of which has
been under water continually since
white settlers'visited the district.
Broadening of the work of the Ark
ansas Society for the Study and Pre
vention of Tuberculosis was decided
on at the annual meeting at the Little
Rock city hall. Dr. T. B. Bradford of
Cotton Plant was elected field secre
tary and will travel over the state for
the society. lecturing on treatment.
The society also voted to establish a
; press bureau.
Approximately one-fourth or the
14,000 signatures required to initiate
j the proposed now primary law were
! procured to petitions circulated last
' week. Six thousand petitions, each
j with space for 50 names, are being
j circulated.
While George Wirth of Dubois was
driving a motor car in Mammoth
Spring the wind blew his hat over his
eyes, he lost control of the machine,
and it dashed into a tree. He was un
injured. but his car was damaged.
The Ratesville Record estimates an
average of one pearl is found in
every 10,000 mussel shells opened. The
pearl usually is a small one. The
Record estimates the chance of finding
a $100 pearl is one in 100,006.
Foster Hampton of Fordyce took
first place in the broad Jump in the
recent Yale-Harvard track meet when
he jumped 23 feet 3 1-4 inches. He
also won the broad jump in the Yale
PrinPDtnn mApt
The Bradley County Election Com
mission has decided the town of Her
mitage will have to hold another city
election. The election at that place
was held one week later than the time
fixed by law.
Leonard Krumpen Jr. of Stuttgart,
valedictorian of tho high school grad
uating class tills year, nas been award
ed a scholarship in the University of
Ed Kaselack. a former resident of
tiravette. has gone to Europe to en
gage in Y. M. C. A. work among the
soldiers of the belligerent nations.
A Roosevelt Club, with 24 mem
bers, has been organized at Marked
Tree. The members of the club de
mand national preparedness.
Well diggers engaged in digging a
well near Selma in Drew county found
pieces of trees 35 feet under the
Up to last Wednesday Judsonla had
shipped 310 cars of strawberries this
A turtle weighing 65 pounds wai
caught near Batesvllle a few days
Near Rover a vicious bull belonging
to Will Cathey killed a valuable mule
and seriously injured two others. The
mules belonged to Mr. Cathey.
Cleburne county is progressive.
When the people of ML Pleasant
neighborhood gathered for the annual
school election they discussed the
proposed amendment to the constitu
tion which will allow the voting of 12
mills for school purposes, aud then
decided unaailmoaely to support tb |
SucceM Was Especially Notable In
Folgaria Plateau, Which Had Been
a Pivot In Defensive System
About Trent.
Berlin.—"The fighting in the South
ern Tyrol has evolved Into a mobile
campaign," says a correspondent at
the front with the Austro-Hungarian
“The successes won during the first
few days of the Austro-Hungarian
offensive are of incomparably more
significance than all those obtained by
the Italians during the entire previous
year. The Italians at no time succeed
ed in turning the warfare to another
form than frontal attacks, in which
success are without effect upon neigh
boring sectors. The Austro-Hungarian
attack, however, resulted in the for
mation of a curving front, an advance
along which provided an increasing
number of sectors which could be me
naced by outflanking movements and
taken under a cross-fire. For this rea
son the Austrians were enabled to
make the relatively large gains they
have scored.
“In the course of a few days the
Austro-Hungarians regained a large
part of the terrain, which they had
given up voluntarily at the beginning
of the war, and, in addition, crossed
the enemy’s frontier at several points.
The success was especially notable in
the Folgaria Plateau, which had been
a pivot in the defensive system about
Trent, but has now become a base for
attack. From the Folgaria Plateau
the crown prince's troops began an
irresistible advance toward the south,
after the left wing in the Suguna Val
ley had insured its safety by tne
storming of Armentara Ridge and af
ter the right wing had likewise se
cured itself in the Adige Valley by
the storming of Lugna Torta.”
No Passports to Mexico.
Washington.—The State Department
is not issuing passports to Americans
to travel to Mexico City and other in
terior Mexican points. The Curranza
government requires that foreigners
have passports because of disturbed
conditions. Denial o. passports Is in
conformity to the'policy of the admin
istration of discouraging Americans
from interior Mexico and urging those
now there to leave.
Germans Abuse Permits.
Washington.—Abuse by Germans of
permits granted to American educa
tional institutions for the importation
through the blockade line of German
scientific and other text-books is the
reason alleged by the British govern
ment for recent detentions of such
Bandit Leader Caught.
Chihuahua City, Mex.—Several band
it leaders, including Juan J. Castro, ■
former Villista colonel, and Colonel
Chavez, who have operated largely in
Durango, htive been captured and im
prisoned in Torreon, according to re
ports to Gen. Jaclnta Trevino, military
commander of northern Mexico.
Want 3.000 More Men.
Santa Fe. N. M.—A campaign to
get 3,000 recruits for the National
Guard within the next 4S hours am
to secure at least 1,000 more enlist
ments within a short time, was com
menced by Harry T. Herring, adju
tant general.
Woman’s Neck Is Broken.
Hartford City, Ind. -— Geraldine
Stout, 2X yenrs old. daughter of E
P. Stout of Upland. Ind., is dead or n
broken neck, and Albert Thomas, 40,
a farmer, is in jail here charged with
having killed her with a bucket ot
Two Die In College Fire.
, Oskaloosa, Iowa.—Two men were
killed, two probably were fatally in
Jured and property damage estimated
at between JSO.OOO and $100,000 was
wrought by a fire which broke out
here iu tiie main building of Penn
Gold Strike Reported.
Cordova, Alaska.—A new placer
gold strike was reported on Kotey
creek, n tributary of North Creek, 20
miles from Shushanna City, with good
pro8pecta. four feet of pay gravel and
betters pans each foot down.
One Killed; Four Hurt.
Nashville, Tenn Mrs. W. C. White
of New Orleans was killed and four
other persons were Injured near here
when the automobile in which they
were rlaing collided with un intrrur
ban car.
Casualties in England.
London.—In the Sttacks on the llrlt
isli Isles from sea and air during tho
war, 2,166 peisons have been killed
or wc/mdcd. The number of deaths
are bbO.
I have been selling Dr. Kilmer’s
Swamp-Root ever since it was introduced
1 in this city, and I can truthfully say that
it has produced nothing but perfectly
satisfied customers ever since I have hand
ed it over my counters. All of my patron*
ssy it is a remedy of merit in kidney, liv
er and bladder trouble, and I believe it
must be a fine remedy else my customers
would not all claim that they were bene
fited. •
Very truly yours,
L. J. HAINES, Druggist,
Deo. 18th, 1915. Galena, Kansas.
Prove What Swaap-Root Will Do For Yn
Seed ten cents to Dr. Kilmer ft Co.,
Bihghamton. N. Y., for s sample size bot
tle. It will convince anyone. You will
also receive s booklet of valuable infor
mation, telliag about the kidneys and blad
der. When writing, be sure and mention
thia paper. Regular fifty-cent and one
dollar size bottles for eale at all drug
Largest Car Ferry.
The largest car ferry in the world
transports both freight and passenger
cars across Carqulnez straits, between
Port Costa and Benicia, Cal. It recent
ly has been put Into operation as a
part of the Southern Pacific railroad.
The ferry boat Is 43 feet long. The
hull and superstructure are of wood
and required over 2,000,000 feet of
lumber. The lumber is held in place
by 76 tons of spikes and many tons
of smaller nails. The ferry has a
capacity of 36 freight cars and two
engines, or 24 passenger cars with
two engines. It is operated by elec
tric power.
Quickly Cleared by Cuticura Soap and
Ointment. Trial Free.
You may rely on these fragrant,
super-creamy emollients to care for
your skin, Bcalp, hair and hands. Noth
ing better to clear the skin of pimples,
blotches, redness and roughness, the
scalp of dandruff and itching and the
hands of chapping and soreness.
Free sample each by mall with Book.
Address postcard, Cuticura, Dept. I*
Boston. Sold everywhere.—Adv.
a *
Beauty Fills the House.
"Is she pretty?"
"Pretty? Why, that girl Is so pretty
that plenty of fellows are glad to
call on her father aud mother."—Pitts
burgh Post.
A regular woman Is always glad
when her husband has a holiday, so
that he can put in about eighteen
hours doing odd jobs at home.
"Plantation” Chill Tonic ia guaranteed
to drive away Chills and Fever or your
money refunded. Price 50c.—Adv.
St. Paul Is to have a new family
hotel to cost $400,000.
Riches used to take wings, but now
adays aeroplanes tnke riches.
to Cleanse
and Heal
Deep Cuts
Balsam of Myrrh
For Gits, Burns,
Bruises, Sprains,
Strains, Stiff Neck,
Chilblains, Lame Back,
Old Sores, Open Wounds,
and all External Injuries.
Mads Since 1846. ‘•J^ft4’
Price 2Sc, SOo end $1.00
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nil uoaieio Syracuse, n.y
The Wretchedness
of Constipation
Can quickly be overcome by
Purely vegetable
—act surely and
gently on the
liver. Cure
Biliousness^ I
Die si
ness, and Indigestion. They do their duty.
Genuine must bear Signature
■nimk Onm” u nuintwd to
(top and permanently cur. that
terrible ItebtBf. It I. com
pounded tot Uiat nurpoee and
your money will bo promptly
Itch, ■caemn.Tei tar, HI n« Worm
or any other .(In diet an Uc
Vh. box.
For wtln by nil dray (tom*
or by naotl from thn
A. B. Richards Medicine Co., Shemo.Tu.
m mm pr.tMt wh.ra *thtr ualn, tali/
1 B . g ’ Writ. for booklet and tMthaenUU.
I B* B m 10-(om (k(«. h:aekl«( Pill, fl.M
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