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Full text of "Millsaps College Catalog, 1917-1918"

Register of Millsaps College 

Jackson, Mississippi 



FOR 1917-1918 




Twenty -Seventh Session Begins 
September 18, 1918 



CALENDAR 1918-1919. 

TWENTY-SEVENTH SESSION begins Wednesday, September 18. 

ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS in Latin, Greek, History, and 
Science, September 18. 

ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS in English, Mathematics, and 
Modern Languages, September 19. 

RECITATIONS begin September 20. 

FIRST QUARTER ends November 19. 

THANKSGIVING DAY, November 28. 

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS, from the evening of Friday, December 
20, to the morning of Wednesday, January 1st, 1919. 

EXAMINATIONS, First Term, January 20 through February 1. 

SECOND TERM begins February 2. 

M. I. O. A. CONTEST, March 3. 

FIELD DAY, April 1. 

THIRD QUARTER ends April 1. 

EXAMINATIONS, Second Term, May 12 to May 31. 

COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES begin June 1. 

COMMENCEMENT SUNDAY, June 1. 

CONTEST FOR SEUTTER MEDAL, June 2. 

ALUMNI NIGHT, June 2. 

COMMENCEMENT DAY, June 3. 



CONTENTS. 

PAGE 

Calendar..... 2 

Commencement Exercises 5 

Board of Trustees 6 

Faculties.... 8 

Administrative Organization 14 

History _ 15 

Conditions of Entrance 26 

Entrance Requirements 27 

Subjects Accepted for Admission 28 

Definitions of the Units 29 

List of Affiliated Schools 40 

Announcements 45 

Location 45 

The James Observatory 45 

Carnegie-Millsaps Library 46 

Religious Instruction 46 

The Young Men's Christian Association _ 46 

Literary Societies 48 

Public Lectures _ 49 

Boarding Facilities 49 

Memorial Cottages _ 50 

Athletics 50 

Military Drill 51 

Matriculation.. 51 

Examinations 51 

Reports 51 

Honor System 52 

Regulations. 53 

Conduct 55 

Expenses 56 

Scholarships 58 



CO NTE NTS— Continued. 

PAGE 

Prizes. 59 

Acknowledgments 60 

Academic Schools 62 

Degrees 63 

Honors 64 

Arrangement of Academic Courses for the B. A. Degree 65 

Arrangement of Academic Courses for the B. S. Degree 67 

Statements in regard to the Several Departments 69 

Department of Biblical Instruction _ 69 

Department of Ancient Languages _ 70 

Department of Chemistry. 72 

Department of Education _ 77 

Department of English. 79 

Department of Geology and Biology 81 

Department of German. 83 

Department of Mathematics 84 

Department of Philosophy and History 85 

Department of Physics and Astronomy 88 

Department of Romance Languages _ 89 

Department of Social Sciences.... 92 

Department of College Extension _ 93 

Summer School 95 

Department of Legal Education 97 

Law School 98 

Preparatory School 103 

Degrees Conferred and Register of Students 105 



COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES 1918. 

Friday, May 31. 

Freshman Prize Declamations. 
Saturday, June 1. 

Sophomore Prize Orations. 

Sunday, June 2. 

11:00 o'clock a.m. — Commencement sermon by Rev. Hoyt M. 
Dobbs, D.D., Dallas, Texas. 

8:00 o'clock p. m. — Sermon before the Young Men's Christian 
Association by Rev. Hoyt M. Dobbs, D.D. 

Monday, June 3. 

9:00 o'clock a. m. — Annual meeting of the Board of Trustees. 

10:30 o'clock a.m. — Senior speaking and announcement of 
honors. 

8:00 o'clock p.m. — Alumni meeting. 

9:30 o'clock p.m. — Alumni banquet. 
Tuesday, June 4. 

11 : 00 o'clock a. m. — Literary address by Bishop W. N. Ainsworth, 
D.D., Savannah, Ga., awarding diplomas 
and conferring degrees. 



BOARD OF TRUSTEES. 

OFFICERS. 

Bishop W. B. Murrah, D.D., LL.D President 

Rev. R. A. Meek, D.D Vice-President 

J. B. Streater Secretary 

W. M. Buie Treasurer 

Term Expires In 1920. 

Rev. W. H. Huntley, D.D Yazoo City 

Rev. W. W. Woollard Oxford 

J. L. Dantzler New Orleans, La. 

W. B. Kretschmar Greenville 

Rev. M. L. Burton Laurel 

*Rev. S. M. Thames Jackson 

W. M. Buie Jackson 

W. W. Magruder Starkville 

Term Expires In 1923. 

Rev. M. M. Black Jackson 

W. H. Watkins Jackson 

T. L. Lamb Eupora 

Rev. T. B. Holloman, D.D Vicksburg 

Rev. W. L. Duren Columbus 

Rev. R. A. Meek, D.D New Orleans, La. 

T. B. Lampton J... ..Jackson 

J. B. Streater Black Hawk 



♦Deceased. 



PART I. 

OFFICERS AND FACULTY. 

HISTORY AND ORGANIZATION. 

FACULTIES. 



FACULTIES. 

REV. ALEXANDER FARRAR WATKINS, A.B., D.D. 
President. 

JOHN MAGRUDER SULLIVAN, A.M., Ph.D. 
Vice-President. 

J. REESE LIN, M.A. 
Secretary. 

JOHN MAGRUDER SULLIVAN, A.M., Ph.D. 
Treasurer. 

A. A. KERN, A.M., Ph.D. 
Librarian. 

MRS. MARY BOWEN CLARK 
Assistant Librarian. 

THE COLLEGE FACULTY AND ASSISTANTS. 

JOHN MAGRUDER SULLIVAN, A.M., Ph.D. 
Professor of Chemistry and Geology. 
(College Campus.) 
A.B., Centenary College, Louisiana, 1887; A.M., University of 
Mississippi, 1890; A.M., Vanderbilt University, 1897; Ph.D., 
Vanderbilt University, 1900; Principal Centenary High 
School, 1887-89; Professor Natural Science, Centenary Col- 
lege, Louisiana, 1889-1902; Assistant in Astronomy, Vander- 
bilt University, 1896; Graduate Student in Chemistry and 
Geology, University of Chicago, 1907, 1908 and 1911; Pro- 
fessor in Millsaps College since 1902. 

ALFRED ALLAN KERN, A.M., Ph.D. 

Professor of English. 

(2 Park Avenue.) 

A.B., Randolph-Macon College, 1898; M.A., 1899; Teaching Fellow, 

Vanderbilt University, 1899-1900; Fellow in English, Johns 

Hopkins University, 1902-1903; Fellow by Courtesy, 1903-1904, 



FACULTY 9 

1906-1907; Ph.D., 1907; Professor of English Literature, 
Johns Hopkins Summer Term, 1915 and 1916. 

GEORGE LOTT HARRELL, B.S., M.S. 
Professor of Physics and Astronomy, 
Professor of Biology. 
(812 Arlington Avenue.) 
B.S., Millsaps College, 1899; M.S., Millsaps College, 1901; Pro- 
fessor of Science, Whitworth College, 1899-1900; Professor 
of Physics and Chemistry, Hendrix College, 1900-02; Pro- 
fessor of Natural Science, Centenary College of Louisiana, 
1902-04; Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy, Epworth 
University, Oklahoma, 1904-08; Professor of Mathematics 
and Astronomy, Centenary College of Louisiana, 1908-09; 
President of Mansfield Female College, 1909-10; Professor 
of Science, Winnfield High School, 1910-11; Professor of 
Mathematics, Louisiana State University (Summer), 1911; 
Graduate Student, University of Chicago, Summers 1900 
and 1902; Professor in Millsaps College since 1911. 

ALEXANDER FARRAR WATKINS, A.B., D.D. 
Professor of Mental and Moral Science. 
(President's Home, College Campus.) 
Member of the Mississippi Annual Conference since 1883. 
Student Centenary College, 1879-81; A.B., Vanderbilt Uni- 
versity, 1883; D.D., Centenary College, 1900; President 
Whitworth Female College, Brookhaven, Miss., 1900-02; 
elected President Millsaps College, June, 1912. 

J. REESE LIN, M.A. 
Professor of Philosophy and History. 

(1508 N. State Street.) 
A.B., Emory College; Fellow in "Vanderbilt University, 1894- 
1896; M.A., Vanderbilt University; Sage Fellow in Philoso- 
phy in Cornell University, 1910-1912; Superintendent Wes- 
son Schools, 1899-1901; Superintendent Natchez Schools, 
1901-1907; Superintendent Alexandria, Louisiana, Schools 
1907-1909; Student in Columbia University, Summer Terms 
of 1908 and 1910; Instructor in History, University 



10 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

of Mississippi, Summer Terms of 1902, 1903, and 1904; In- 
structor in Psychology and English Literature, Tulane 
University, Summer Term of 1909; Professor of Philosophy 
and Education in Central College, Missouri, 1909-1912; Pro- 
fessor in Millsaps College since 1912. 

BENJAMIN ERNEST MITCHELL, M.A., Ph.D. 
Professor of Mathematics. 
(4 Park Avenue.) 
A.B., Scarritt-Morrisville, Mo.; M.A., Vanderbilt; Ph.D., Co- 
lumbia; Professor of Mathematics, Scarritt-Morrisville Col- 
lege, 1903-1906; Scholastic Fellow, 1906-1907, Teaching 
Fellow, 1907-1908, Instructor in Mathematics and Astronomy, 
1908-1912, Vanderbilt University; Student, Columbia Uni- 
versity 1912-1914; Tutor in Mathematics, College of the 
City of New York, 1912-1913; Instructor, Columbia Exten- 
sion Teaching, 1913-1914; Professor of Mathematics in Mill- 
saps College since 1914. 

DAVID MARTIN KEY, M.A., Ph.D. 
Professor of Ancient Languages. 
(1276 N. President Street.) 
A.B., Central College, 1898; M.A., Vanderbilt, 1906; Professor 
of Ancient Languages, Morrisville College, 1903-05; Fellow 
and Assistant in Latin and Greek, Vanderbilt, 1906-07; 
Graduate Student, University of Chicago, Summer of and 
Session of 1913-14; Professor of Ancient Languages, South- 
ern University, 1907-1915; Professor of Ancient Languages, 
Millsaps College, 1915; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1916. 

JOHN MARVIN BURTON, A.M., Ph.D. 
Professor of Romance Languages. 
(2 Park Avenue.) 
A.B., Randolph-Macon College, 1909; A.M., 1910; Graduate Stu- 
dent, Columbia University, Summer 1913; Graduate Student, 
Johns Hopkins University, 1913-1916; Fellow in Romance 
Languages, 1915-16; Ph.D., 1916; Professor of Modern Lan- 
guages, Millsaps College, 1910-1913-1916. 



FACULTY 11 

STUART GRAYSON NOBLE, A.B., M.A., Ph.D. 
Professor of Education. 
(2 Park Avenue.) 
A.B., University of North Carolina, 1907; A.M., University of 
Chicago, 1910; Graduate Scholar, Teachers' College, Colum- 
bia University, 1914-1915; Ph.D., Columbia University, 1918; 
Instructor Millsaps Preparatory School, 1908-1911; Head- 
master, Millsaps Preparatory School, 1911-1916; Professor 
of Education, University of Mississippi, Summer, 1917; 
Professor of Education, Millsaps College since 1916. 

ALFRED PORTER HAMILTON, M.A. 
Associate Professor of Greek and German. 
(820 Arlington Avenue.) 
A.B., Southern University, 1908; M.A., University of Pennsylva- 
nia, 1911; Assistant Professor of Ancient Languages, South- 
ern University, 1908-1909; Graduate Student, University of 
Leipzig, 1909-1910; Harrison Fellow in Latin, University of 
Pennsylvania, 1910-1911; Harrison Fellow in Indo-European 
Comparative Philology, University of Pennsylvania, 1911- 
1912; Student in University of Chicago, Summer of 1914; 
Professor of Latin and German, Woman's College of Ala- 
bama, 1912-1917; Professor in Millsaps College since 1917. 

INSTRUCTORS. 

Instructor in Latin, 
A. Y. HARPER. 

Instructor in Mathematics, 
E. H. JOYCE. 

Assistant in English, 
MISS ELISE MOORE. 

Instructor in Chemical Laboratory, 
A. Y. HARPER. 

Assistant in Chemical Laboratory, 
W. B. GATES. 



THE LAW SCHOOL FACULTY. 

♦EDWARD MAYES, LL.D. 
Dean. 
(504 Fortification Street.) 
A.B., University of Mississippi, 1868; LL.B., 1869; Professor 
of Law, 1877-92; Chairman of the Faculty, 1886-89; Chan- 
cellor, 1889-January, 1892; LL.D., Mississippi College, 1882. 

ALBERT HALL WHITFIELD, A.M., LL.D. 
(516 Fortification Street.) 
Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Law of Corpora- 
tions, Constitutional Law, and Law and 
Practice in Federal Courts. 
A.B., University of Mississippi, 1871, and A.M., 1873; LL.B., 
University of Mississippi, 1874, and LL.D., 1895; Adjunct 
Professor of Greek, University of Mississippi, 1871-74; Pro- 
fessor of Law, University of Mississippi, 1892-94; Former 
Justice of the Supreme Court of the State. 

SYDNEY SMITH 
Chief Justice of State Supreme Court. 
(Carlisle and North Streets.) 
Law of Personal and Real Property, Contracts, Negotiable In- 
struments, Common Law Pleading, Torts, Bankruptcy. 

♦Deceased. 



THE PREPARATORY SCHOOL FACULTY. 

DAVID JACKSON SAVAGE, A.B. 
Headmaster. 
Professor of English 
A.B., Millsaps College, 1914; four years Principal of Public 
Schools, Mississippi; Hall Master and Instructor in Latin 
and History, Millsaps Preparatory School, 1912-14; Assistant 
in English, Millsaps College, 1912-14; Fellow in Latin and 
Greek, Millsaps College, 1913-14; Instructor in Teachers' 
Normals, Mississippi, Summers of 1912-13-14; Quartermaster 
and Professor of English and Latin, Missouri Military Acad- 
emy, 1914-15-16-17; Graduate Student University of Missouri, 
Summers of 1914 and 1917. 

GEORGE W. HUDDLESTON, A.M. 
Professor of Latin and Greek. 
(1321 North President Street.) 
A.M., Hiwassee College, 1883; Professor of Greek Hiwassee 
College. 1884-91; A.M., Hiwassee College, 1886; Professor 
of Latin and Greek, Harperville College, 1891-93; Principal 
of Dixon High School, 1893-97; Associate Principal of Har- 
perville School, 1897-99; Associate Principal of Carthage 
School, 1899-1900. 

*ROBERT SCOTT RICKETTS, A.M., Litt.D. 
Professor of Mathematics- and Science. 
(1300 North President Street.) 
A.M., Centenary College, 1870; President and Professor, Port 
Gibson Female College, 1867-73; Professor Whitworth Fe- 
male College, 1873-94; LittD- Millsaps College, 1917. 

♦Deceased. 



ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION. 

The President is ex-officio a member of all Committees. 

ADMISSION — Professors Lin, Sullivan, and Harrell. 
ATHLETICS AND LYCEUM COURSE— Professors Mitchell, 

Sullivan, and Kern. 
ALUMNI AND ANNUAL CONFERENCES— Professors Harrell, 

Noble, and Key. 
COLLEGE PUBLICATIONS— Professors Kern, Lin, and Harreli. 
FRATERNITIES AND HONOR COUNCIL— Professors Burton, 

Harrell, and Mitchell. 
INTERCOLLEGIATE RELATIONS— Professors Lin, Kern, and 

Burton. 
LIBRARY — Professors Kern, Key, and Sullivan. 
LITERARY SOCIETIES— Professors Key, Harrell, and Noble. 
PUBLIC LECTURES AND MUSICAL ORGANIZATIONS— Pro- 
fessors Sullivan, Mitchell, and Burton. 
SCHEDULE AND CURRICULUM— Professors Lin, Noble, and 

Key. 
YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION AND BIBLE 

CLASSES— Professors Sullivan, Kern, and Mitchell. 

NOTES. 

The Committee on Admission will also have charge of the 
work of Classification of Students. 

The Committee on Literary Societies will exercise control 
also of Inter-Collegiate Debates and Oratorical Contests. 

The Committee on College Publications will be charged also 
with the matter of College Publicity through the public press, 
etc. 

The Committee on Public Lectures will have charge of 
visits and addresses from occasional distinguished visitors. 

The Library Committee is expected to have charge of the 
distribution of the fund available for the benefit of the different 
departments, and to decide upon the magazines with which the 
reading rooms are to be supplied. 



HISTORY. 

The charter of Millsaps College, which was granted Feb- 
ruary 21, 1890, reads as follows: 

An ACT to incorporate Millsaps College. 

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State 
of Mississippi, That John J. Wheat, Samuel M. Thames, Thomas 
J. Newell and Rufus M. Standifer, of the North Mississippi Con- 
ference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and Gawin 
D. Shands, David L. Sweatman, James B. Streater, and John 
Trice, lay members of said church within bounds of said Con- 
ference, and Thomas L. Mellen, Warren C. Black, Alexander P 
Watkins and Charles G. Andrews, members of the Mississippi 
Conference of said church, and Marion M. Evans, Luther Sexton, 
William L. Nugent, and Reuben W. Millsaps, of Jackson, lay 
members of said church, within the bounds of said Mississippi 
Conference, and Bishop Charles B. Galloway, be, and they are 
hereby constituted a body corporate and politic by and under 
the name and style of Millsaps College, and by that name they 
and their successors may sue and be sued, plead and be im- 
pleaded, contract and be contracted with, and have a common 
seal and break the same at pleasure, and may accept donations 
of real and personal property for the benefit of the College here- 
after to be established by them, and contributions of money or 
negotiable securities of every kind in aid of the endowment of 
such College; and may confer degrees and give certificates of 
scholarship and make by-laws for the government of said Col- 
lege and its affairs, as well as for t^heir government, and do 
and perform all other acts for the benefit of said institution and 
the promotion of its welfare that are not repugnant to the Con- 
stitution and laws of this State or of the United States, subject 
however, to the approval of the said two Conferences. 

Sec. 2. As soon as convenient after the passage of this 
Act, the persons named in the first section thereof shall meet 
in the City of Jackson, in this State, and organize by accep- 
tance of the charter and the election of Bishop Charles B. Gal- 
loway as their permanent President, and of such other persons 



16 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

as they may determine to fill the offices of Vice-President, Sec 
retary and Treasurer, and shall prescribe the duties, powers 
and terms of office of all said officers, except as to the term 
of their said President, who shall hold office during life or good 
behavior, or so long as he may be physically able to discharge 
his duties. 

They shall also select by lot from the lay and clerical Trus- 
tees from each of said Conferences, one-half, who shall be 
Trustees of said College for three years and until their succes- 
sors are elected, and the other half not so selected shall remain 
in office for the term of six years and until their successors 
are chosen, as hereinafter mentioned. Upon the death, resig- 
nation or removal of said Galloway, or his permanent physical 
disability to discharge the duties of his office, the said Trus- 
tees may elect their President and prescribe his duties, powers 
and term of office. 

Sec. 3. That the said Trustees shall, before the meeting of 
said Conference next before the expiration of the term of office 
of any of their number, notify the Secretary of said Conferences 
thereof, and the vacancies shall be filled by said Conferences 
in such way and at such time as they may determine, and the 
persons so elected shall succeed to the office, place, jurisdic- 
tion, and powers of the Trustees whose terms of office have 
expired. And the said corporation and the College established 
by it shall be subject to the visitorial powers of said Conferences 
at all times, and the said College, its property and effects shall 
be the property of said Church under the special patronage of 
said Conferences. 

Sec. 4. That the said Trustees, when organized, as herein- 
before directed, shall be known by the corporate name set out 
in the first section of this Act, and all money, promissory notes 
and evidence of debt heretofore collected under the direction 
of said Conferences for said College shall be turned over to and 
receipted for by them in their said corporate name, and the 
payee of all such notes and evidences of debt shall endorse and 
assign the same to the corporation herein provided for, which 
shall thereafter be vested with the full legal title thereto, and 
authorized to sue for and collect the same. 



HISTORY 17 

The said corporation shall have the power to select any 
appropriate town, city, or other place in this State at which 
to establish said College, and to purchase grounds not to ex- 
ceed one hundred acres as a building site and campus therefor, 
and erect thereon such buildings, dormitories, and halls as they 
may think expedient and proper to subserve the purposes of 
their organization and the best interests of said institution, and 
they may invite propositions from any city or town or individual 
in the State for such grounds, and may accept donations or 
grants of land for the site of said institution. 

Sec. 5. That the land or grounds not to exceed one hun- 
dred acres used by the corporation as a site and campus for 
said College, and the buildings, dormitories and halls thereon 
erected, and the endowment fund contributed to said College 
shall be exempt from all State, County and Municipal taxation 
so long as the said College shall be kept open and maintained 
for the purpose contemplated by this Act, and no longer. 

Sec. 6. That the cost of education shall, as far as practi- 
cable, be reduced by said corporation to the lowest point con- 
sistent with the efficient operation of said College, and to this 
end reports shall be made to the said Conferences from year 
to year, and their advice in that behalf taken, and every reason- 
able effort shall be made to bring a collegiate education within 
the reach and ability of the poorer classes of the State. 

Sec. 7. That this Act take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

The College has its origin in the general policy of the Meth- 
odist Church to maintain institutions under its own control for 
higher learning in the Arts and Sciences. 

At the annual session of the Mississippi Conference in the 
City of Vicksburg, on December 7, in the year 1888, the follow- 
ing resolutions were adopted by a large majority of the Con- 
ference: 

"Resolved, 1. That a college for males under the 
auspices and control of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South, ought to be established at some central and ac- 
cessible point in the State of Mississippi. 



18 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

"2. That a committee of three laymen and three 
preachers he appointed to confer with a like committee 
to be appointed hy the North Mississippi Conference 
to formulate plans and to receive offers of donations 
of lands, buildings, or money for that purpose, and re- 
port to the next session of this Conference." 

In accordance with this action, the President of the Con- 
ference, Bishop R. K. Hargrove, appointed the following commit- 
tee: Rev. T. L. Mellen, Rev. W. C. Black, Rev. A. F. Watkins, 
Major R. W. Millsaps, Col. W. L. Nugent, and Dr. Luther Sexton. 

On December 12, 1888, the North Mississippi Conference 
met at Starkville, Mississippi, Bishop C. B. Galloway presiding. 
The Rev. T. L. Mellen appeared and reported the action taken 
by the Mississippi Conference. The following transcript from 
the North Mississippi Conference Journal gives the response 
made by that body: 

"Resolved, 1. That a College for the education of 
boys and young men should be established in the State 
of Mississippi under the auspices of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, South. 

"That a committee of three laymen and three 
ministers be appointed to confer with a like committee 
already appointed by the Mississippi Conference." 

The following committee was accordingly appointed: Rev. 
J. J. Wheat, Rev. S. M. Thames, Rev. T. J. Newell, Hon. G. D. 
Shands, Capt. D. L. Sweatman, and Mr. J. B. Streater. 

To the action of these Conferences we may trace the direct 
origin of the College 

The joint commission constituted by the action summarized 
above met in the City of Jackson in January, 1889. The Rev. 
Dr. J. J. Wheat was called to the chair. In stating the purpose 
of the meeting he made a stirring appeal in behalf of the propo- 
sition to establish a Methodist College in Mississippi for the 
education of young men. In response to this earnest appeal 
Major R. W. Millsaps, a member of the commission, proposed to 
give $50,000 to endow the institution, provided the Methodists 



HISTORY ID 

of Mississippi would give a sum equal to this amount for said 
purpose. This proposition was enthusiastically approved, and 
after a plan of procedure was adopted, Bishop Charles B. Gal- 
loway was invited to conduct a campaign in the interest of the 
proposed endowment fund. 

Under the direction of this distinguished leader, the most 
gratifying progress was reported from time to time. The re- 
port submitted to the Conferences by the committee in Decem- 
ber, 1889, refers to the movement in the following language: 

"The canvass, on account of the numerous neces- 
sitated absences of Bishop Galloway from the State, 
could not be continuously carried on, but even the par- 
tial canvass made, embracing not more than one-fifth 
of our territory, resulted in the most gratifying and 
encouraging success. The interest awakened in the 
enterprise has extended beyond the limits of our own 
Church, and is felt by every denomniation of Christians, 
and by every section of the State. It is safe to say that 
no effort of Methodism has ever kindled such enthus- 
iasm in our State or evoked such liberal offerings to 
the Lord. The fact has been demonstrated that the 
Church is profoundly convinced that the College is an 
absolute necessity." 
The report continues: 

"So high is the appreciation of the value of the pro- 
posed institution, that numerous towns in the State 
have entered into earnest competition to secure the 
location of the College within the limits of their respec- 
tive borders, offering from $10,000 to $36,000, and from 
twenty to eighty acres of land." 

In December, 1889, the Rev. A. F. Watkins, a member of 
the Mississippi Conference, was appointed a special agent to 
co-operate with Bishop Galloway in all matters pertaining to 
the endowment of the proposed College. As the work of rais- 
ing the sum designated in the original proposition progressed, 
and $25,000 had been collected, Major Millsaps in the year 1890 
paid $25,000 into the College treasury. 



20 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

In December, 1892, the Rev. J. W. Chambers was appointed 
agent for the College, and on December 30, 1893, he reported 
that the full amount had been collected to meet the terms of 
Major Millsaps' proposition, and thereupon $25,000 was imme- 
diately paid by Major Millsaps to the Executive Committee and 
the following resolution was adopted: 

"Resolved, That the Executive Committee return our 
most heartfelt thanks to Major R. W. Millsaps for his 
second gift of $25,000, this day turned over to us. For 
his princely liberality and unfailing interest in the 
great enterprise so happily and successfully inaugu- 
rated, the Church and State owe him a large debt of 
gratitude." 

The Conferences having provided for a Board of Trustees, 
the joint commission dissolved in January, 1890. This Board, 
to which was referred the matter of organizing the College, 
was composed of the following: 

BISHOP CHARLES B. GALLOWAY, President. 

REV. J. J. WHEAT, D.D. REV. W. C. BLACK, D.D. 

REV. S. M. THAMES REV. T. L. MELLEN 

REV. T. J. NEWELL REV. A. F. WATKINS 

REV. C. G. ANDREWS, D.D. REV. R. M. STANDIFER 

HON. G. D. SHANDS MAJ. R. W. MILLSAPS 

CAPT. D. L. SWEATMAN COL. W. L. NUGENT 

MR. J. B. STREATER DR. LUTHER SEXTON 

MR. JOHN TRICE HON. M. M. EVANS 

After the Board organized under the charter, the question 
of locating the College was considered with great care. The 
Board met repeatedly to consider the offers made by different 
towns, and finally on May 20, 1891, while in session in Winona, 
Mississippi, decided to locate the College in Jackson, the capital 
of the State. The citizens of Jackson contributed $21,000 for 
grounds and buildings, and to this sum Major Millsaps added 
$15,000. Plans for a commodious main building were immediate- 
ly procured, grounds were purchased, and in a comparatively 
short time buildings were in process of erection. 



HISTORY 21 

At a meeting held in Jackson, April 28, 1892, Rev. W. B. 
Murrah was elected President, N. A. Patillo was elected Pro- 
fessor of Mathematics, W. L. Weber, Professor of English Lan- 
guage and Literature, G. G. Swearingen, Professor of Latin and 
Greek, and Rev. M. M. Black was chosen Principal of the Pre- 
paratory School. 

With this faculty the College began its first session on 
September 29, 1892. W. L. Weber was made Secretary of the 
Faculty. 

In 1893 the Department of Chemistry was created, and A. 
M. Muckenfuss was elected to take charge of it. 

In 1894 Rev. M. M. Black resigned as Principal of the Pre- 
paratory School, the school was reorganized, and Professor R. 
S. Ricketts was elected Headmaster. E. L. Bailey was elected 
Assistant Master. 

In 1897 the Department of History and Modern Languages 
was created, and J. P. Hanner was elected to the position. Work 
in these subjects had been offered prior to that time. In 1904 
the department was divided, the Department of History and 
Economics, with J. E. Walmsley at its head, was established, 
and the Department of Modern Languages was created, with 
0. H. Moore as its first head. 

In 1908 the chair of Assistant Master in Latin and English 
was added to the Preparatory School, and -S. G. Noble was 
elected to that position. 

In 1908 the office of Treasurer of the Faculty was created, 
and Dr. M. W. Swartz, Professor of Ancient Languages, was 
chosen for this place. 

In 1911 the office of Vice-President was created, and Dr. 
J. M. Sullivan, Professor of Chemistry, Physics and Natural 
History, was made Vice-President. At the same time the chair 
which Doctor Sullivan had occupied was divided, and Doctor 
Sullivan was made Professor of Chemistry and Geology, the 
Department of Physics and Biology was created, and G. L. Har- 
rell was placed in charge of that work. 

The unusual facilities for conducting a Law School in Jack- 
son led to the establishment, in 1896, of a Law School. Hon. 
Edward Mayes, ex-Chancellor of the University of Mississippi, 



22 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

and for more than fourteen years a professor of Law in that 
institution, took active control of the new School. 

In 1911 the Preparatory School was formally separated 
from the College. It is now a distinct institution with the of- 
ficial title of the Millsaps Preparatory School. It has a sepa- 
rate campus, buildings of its own, a faculty which conducts it 
as an independent school, and its facilities and buildings are 
described in its own catalogue. 

The facilities of the College were enlarged in 1895- 
1896 by the generosity of Major Millsaps, who gave Webster 
Science Hall. In 1901 Mr. Dan A. James, of Yazoo City, built 
an observatory for the College, in memory of his father, Mr. 
Peter James, and of his brother, Mr. Samuel James, and fur- 
nished it with a fine telescope. Millsaps College can thus offer 
unusual advantages in Astronomy. In 1902, to supply the in- 
creasing demand for better dormitory and dining hall facilities, 
Major Millsaps gave the College the property formerly known 
as Jackson College, costing more than $30,000. This enabled the 
College to fill the demands made on it at that time. In addition 
to this gift Major Millsaps gave fifty acres of land immediately 
adjoining our campus, and valued at $50,000. Ample provision 
is thus made for the future expansion of the College. 

In 1906 the General Education Board offered to donate, from 
the funds provided by John D. Rockefeller for Higher Educa- 
tion, $25,000, provided an additional sum of $75,000 should be 
collected from other sources, for the permanent endowment of 
the College. Rev. T. W. Lewis, of the North Mississippi Con- 
ference was made financial Agent of the College to collect this 
sum. In 1910 $32,279.10 had been collected for this purpose. 
Mr. I. C. Enochs, a generous citizen of Jackson, gave an ad- 
ditional $5,000. Major Millsaps, with characteristic generosity, 
contributed the remaining $37,720.90. Thus the endowment of 
the College was increased by $100,000. 

At the Commencement of 1913 Major Millsaps gave to the 
College property on Capitol Street, Jackson, valued at $150,000. 
This is the largest single gift to the College. 

The dormitory of the Preparatory School was destroyed by 
fire in 1913, but it was promptly rebuilt and made more valuable 



HISTORY 23 

by alterations which also improved greatly the appearance of 
[he structure. A more disastrous fire destroyed the main build- 
ing in 1914. But within a few months the old structure had been 
replaced by a far more commodious and imposing administra- 
tion building, costing $60,000. 

In 1917 the late Mr. George W. Galloway, of Madison 
bounty, established a scholarship in Millsaps College to be 
known as "The Marvin Galloway Scholarship ', in memory of 
ais son. the late Dr. Marvin Galloway, a graduate of Millsaps 
College in the class of 1902. 

At the decease of Major Millsaps in 1916, it was found that 
ae had left for the endowment of the College life insurance to 
:he amount of $88,000. This final benefaction fittingly closed 
.he long list of his gifts to the College. 

The following statement of the resources of the College, 
vhile not inclusive of all sources of its revenue, gives some 
dea of the solidity of its foundation, and also furnishes a guar- 
mtee of its perpetuity: 

Productive endowment, including revenue 

producing property $518,000 

Buildings and grounds 210,000 

Value of the Library 12,000 

Value of Chemical. Physical and Biological 

apparatus 8,000 

Furniture and Fixtures 4,000 

Unproductive Endowment 43,000 

Total $795,000 

One of the purposes which the College keeps constantly in 
riew is indicated by the following section of the charter: 

"The cost of education shall, as far as practicable, 
be reduced to the lowest point consistent with the ef- 
ficient operation of said College, and every reasonable 
effort shall be made to bring collegiate education within 
the reach of the poorer classes of the State." 



24 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

With a productive endowment of over $500,000 and buildings 
and grounds worth $250,000, it rests on a foundation which 
assures its perpetuity. It has the support of a great religious 
denomination, yet it is not sectarian in its policy. It numbers 
among its patrons, representatives of all the Christian churches. 

Since 1912 Millsaps College has been a member of the 
Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, a distinction 
enjoyed by only one other institution in this State. An im- 
partial committee of the Association made exhaustive inquiry 
into the financial resources of the institution, its courses, the 
training of its instructors, and the character of its work, and 
unanimously recommended it for membership. This inquiry 
extended over a year, and no conditions whatever were im- 
posed for the election of the College, since it had been of the 
first rank for some years. Its degrees are recognized by all 
institutions of learning as among the best in the land. 



PART II. 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REGULATIONS. 

EXPENSES. 



CONDITIONS OF ENTRANCE. 

For admission to Millsaps College, the general conditions 
are as follows: 

1. Good Character — As attested by the certificate from 
the school last attended, or other valid proof. 

2. Adequate Preparation — As shown by the certificate of 
an accredited school, or an equivalent examination. 

Students are admitted to Millsaps College as: 

1. Full Freshmen. 

2. Conditioned Freshmen. 

3. Special Students. 

For admission as Full Freshmen, the candidate must offer 
fourteen units as specified below. Of these, three must be in 
English, two and one-half in Mathematics, and two in History. Can- 
didates for the degree of Bachelor of Arts must offer in ad- 
dition three units of Latin and one in Greek, or French, or 
German. Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science 
must offer four units in two foreign languages. (If one of the 
two languages offered is Latin, three units are required therein.) 

For admission as Conditioned Freshmen, the candidate 
must offer twelve units, as specified below. Of these three must 
be in English and two and one-half in Mathematics. Such can- 
didate is conditioned on not more than two units, and all con- 
ditions should be absolved by the close of the second year after 
initial registration. 

For admission as Special Student, the candidate must pre- 
sent adequate proofs of good character, and of the needful ma- 
turity and training. Such students must in all cases meet the 
specific entrance requirements, as prescribed for the courses 
elected by them. But it is expressly ordered that no conditioned 
or special student shall be recognized as a candidate for any 
degree from Millsaps College unless he shall have completed 
all entrance requirements at least one year before the date of 
graduation. 



ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS. 

The unit in the following estimate (p. 28) means a subject 
of study pursued in an academy or high school through a session 
of nine months with recitations five times a week, an average 
of forty-five lesson minutes being devoted to each recitation. 

SUBJECTS ACCEPTED FOR ADMISSION. 

The subjects accepted for admission and their value in 
units are given in tabulated form on the next page. Fuller 
definitions of the units follow immediately after. The appli- 
cant for admission may enter either by certificate or by ex- 
amination. 

For admission by certificate, the candidate should file with 
the Secretary of the College, not later than September 13, a 
certificate of preparation, made out on a blank form furnished by 
the College. This certificate must come from some recognized 
institution of collegiate rank, or an accredited* high school or 
academy. It must bear in all cases the signature of the head 
of the school, must specify the character and contents of each 
course offered for entrance credit; must give the length of time 
devoted to the course, and must give the candidate's grades iu 
percentage. In the scientific courses two hours of laboratory 
instruction will be counted as the equivalent of one hour reci- 
tation. Certificate of preparation from private tutors will in 
no case be accepted. Students thus prepared must in all cases 
take the entrance examinations. 

For admission by examination, the candidate must present 
himself at the College in September, according to dates given 
in the Program of Entrance Examinations. 



*See pages 40, 44, for list of accredited schools. 



ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS. 
Subjects Accepted for Admission. 



Subject. 



Topics. 



Units. 



English A 
English B 
English C 



Higher English Grammar y 2 

Elements of Rhetoric and Composition 1 

English Literature 1% 



Mathematics A 
Mathematics B 
Mathematics C 
Mathematics D 
Mathematics E 
Mathematics F 



Algebra to Quadratic Equations 1 

Quadratics through Progressions y 2 to 1 

Plane Geometry 1 

Solid Geometry y 2 

Plane Trigonometry y 2 

Mechanical Drawing V 2 



Latin A 
Latin B 
Latin C 
Latin D 



Grammar and Composition 1 

Caesar, four books or their equivalent 1 

Cicero, six orations 1* 

Vergil, the first six books of the Aeneid 1* 



Greek A 
Greek B 



Grammar and Composition 1 

Xenophon, first four books of the Anabasis 1 



French A 



One-half Elementary Grammar, and at 
least 175 pages of approved reading 1 



Spanish A 


One-half Elementary Grammar, and at 
least 175 pages of approved reading 1 


German A 
German B 


One-half of Elementary Grammar, and 75 
to 100 pages of approved reading 1 

Elementary Grammar completed, and 150 
to 200 pages of approved reading 1 


History A 
History B 
History C 
History D 


Ancient History 1 

Mediaeval and Modern History 1 

English History 1 

American History, or American History 
and Civil Government 1 


Science A 
Science B 


Chemistry 1 

Physics 1 


Science C 


Botany 1 


Science D 


Zoology 1 


Science E 
Science F 
Science G 


Physiography y 2 to 1 

Physiology y 2 to 1 

Agriculture 1 to 2 



NOTE — Students who seek credit for Chemistry, Physics, Botany, 
or Zoology should present their laboratory note-books in addition to 
certification of their courses. 

* In place of a part of Cicero an equivalent of Sallust's Catiline, 
and in place of a part of Vergil an equivalent of Ovid will be accepted. 



ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS 2'J 

DEFINITIONS OF UNITS. 

The following definitions of the units in the requirements 
for entrance are designed on the one hand to guide the student 
in his preparation for the entrance examinations, and on the 
other to govern the high school principal and teacher in organ- 
izing the courses of study. 

ENGLISH. 

The study of English in school has two main objects: 

(1) command of correct and clear English, spoken and written; 

(2) ability to read with accuracy, intelligence, and appreciation. 

English A and B. Grammar and Composition. 

The first object requires instruction in Grammar and Compo- 
sition. English Grammar should ordinarily be reviewed in the 
secondary school; and correct spelling and grammatical accuracy 
should be rigorously exacted in connection- with all written work 
during the four years. The principles of English Composition 
governing punctuation, the use of words, sentences, and para- 
graphs should be thoroughly mastered; and practice in compo- 
sition, oral as well as written, should extend throughout the 
secondary-school period. Written exercises may well comprise 
letter writing, narration, description, and easy exposition and 
argument. It is advisable that subjects for this work be taken 
from the students' personal experience, general knowledge, and 
studies other than English, as well as from his reading in Litera- 
ture. Finally, special instruction in language and composition 
should be accompanied by concerted effort of teachers in all 
branches to cultivate in the student the habit of using good 
English in his recitations and various exercises, whether oral 
or written. 

English C. Literature. 

The second object is sought by means of two lists of books 
headed respectively Reading and Study, from which may be 
framed a progressive course in Literature covering four years. 
In connection with both lists, the student should be trained in 



30 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

reading aloud and be encouraged to commit to memory some of 
the more notable passages both in verse and in prose. As an 
aid to literary appreciation, he is further advised to acquaint 
himself with the most important facts in the lives of the authors 
whose works he reads and with their place in literary history. 

(a) Reading. 

The aim of this course is to foster in the student the habit 
of intelligent reading and to develop a taste for good literature, 
by giving him a first-hand knowledge of some of its best speci- 
mens. He should read the books carefully, but his attention 
should not be so fixed upon details that he fails to appreciate 
the main purpose and charm of what he reads. 

With a view to large freedom of choice, the books provided 
for reading are arranged in the following groups, from each of 
which at least two selections are to be made, except as other- 
wise provided under Group I. 

Group I. — Classics in Translation. 
The Old Testament, comprising at least the chief narrative epi- 
sodes in Genesis, Exodus, Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, 
and Daniel, together with the books of Ruth and Esther; the 
Odyssey, with the omission, if desired, of Books I, II, III, 
IV, V, XV, XVI, XVII; the Iliad, with the omission, if de- 
sired, of Books XI, XIII, XIV, XV, XVII, XXI; the Aeneid. 
The Odyssey, Iliad, and Aeneid should be read in English 
translations of recognized literary excellence. For any se- 
lections from this group a selection from any other group 
may be substituted. 

Group II. — Shakespeare. 
Midsummer Night's Dream; Merchant of Venice; As You Like 
It; Twelfth Night; The Tempest; Romeo and Juliet; King 
John; Richard II; Richard HI; Henry V; Coriolanus; Julius 
Caesar*; Macbeth*; Hamlet*. 

Group III. — Prose Fiction. 
Malory's Morte d'Arthur (about 100 pages) ; Bunyan's Pilgrim's 
Progress, Part I; Swift's Gulliver's Travels (voyages to Lil- 



"If not chosen for study under B. 



ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS 31 

liput and to Brobdingnag) ; Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, Part 
I; Goldsmith's Vicar of Wakefield; Frances Burney's 
Evelina; Scott's Novels, any one; Jane Austen's Novels, any 
one; Maria Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent or The Absentee; 
Dickens' David Copperfield or A Tale of Two Cities; Thack- 
eray's Henry Esmond; George Eliot's Mill on the Floss or 
Silas Marner; Mrs. Gaskell's Cranford; Kingsley's West- 
ward Ho! or Hereward, the Wake; Reade's The Cloister 
and the Hearth; Blackmore's Lorna Doone; Hughes' Tom 
Brown's School Days; Stevenson's Treasure Island, or Kid- 
napped, or The Master of Ballantrae; Cooper's Last of the 
Mohicans; Poe's Selected Tales; Hawthorne's The House of 
Seven Gables, Twice Told Tales, or Mosses from an Old 
Manse. 

Group IV. — Essays, Biography, etc. 

Addison and Steele — The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers or Selec- 
tions from the Tatler and Spectator; Boswell — Selections 
from the Life of Johnson; Franklin's Autobiography; Irving 
— Selections from the Sketch Book or the Life of Goldsmith; 
Southey's Life of Nelson; Lamb — Selections from the Essaya 
of Elia; Lockhart — Selections from the Life of Scott; Thack- 
eray's Lectures on Swift, Addison, and Steele, in English 
Humorists; Macaulay's Essay on Lord Clive, Warren Hast- 
ings, Milton, Addison, Goldsmith, Frederic the Great, or 
Madame d'Arblay; Trevelyan — Selections from the Life of 
Macaulay; Ruskin's Sesame and Lilies, or Selections; Dana 
— Two Years Before the Mast; Lincoln — Selections, includ- 
ing at least two Inaugurals, the Speeches in Independence 
Hall and at Gettysburg, the Last Public Address, the Letter 
to Horace Greeley, together with a brief memoir or estimate 
of Lincoln; Parkman's The Oregon Trail; Thoreau's Walden; 
Lowell — Selected Essays; Holmes's The Autocrat of the 
Breakfast Table ; Stevenson's An Inland Voyage, and Travels 
with a Donkey; Huxley's Autobiography, and selections 
from Lay Sermons, including the Addresses on Improving 
Natural Knowledge, A Liberal Education, and A Piece of 
Chalk. 



32 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

A collection of Essays by Bacon, Lamb, De Quincey, Hazlitt, 
Emerson and later writers. 

A collection of Letters by various standard writers. 
Group V. — Poetry. 

Palgrave's Golden Treasury (First Series), Books II and III, with 
special attention to Dryden, Collins, Gray, Cowper, and 
Burns; Palgrave's Golden Treasury (First Series), Book IV, 
with special attention to Wordsworth, Keats, and Shelley; 
Goldsmith's The Traveller, and The Deserted Village ; Pope's 
The Rape of the Lock; a collection of English and Scottish 
Ballads, as, for example, some Robin Hood ballads, The 
Battle of Otterburn, King Estmere, Young Beichan, Bewick 
and Grahame, Sir Patrick Spens, and a selection from later 
ballads; Coleridge's The Ancient Mariner, Christabel, and 
Kubla Khan; Byron's Childe Harold, Canto III or IV, and 
The Prisoner of Chillon; Scott's Lady of the Lake, or Mar- 
mion; Macaulay's The Lays of Ancient Rome, the Battle 
of Naseby, The Armada, Ivry; Tennyson's The Princess, or 
Gareth and Lynette, Lancelot and Elaine, and The Pass- 
ing of Arthur; Browning's Cavalier Tunes, The Lost Leader, 
How they Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix, Homo 
Thoughts from Abroad, Home Thoughts from the Sea, Inci- 
dent of the French Camp, Herve Riel, Pheidippides, My 
Last Duchess, Up at a Villa — Down in the City, The Italian 
in England, The Patriot, The Pied Piper, "De Gustibus — ", 
Instans Tyrannus; Arnold's Sohrab and Rustum, and The 
Forsaken Merman; Selections from American Poetry, with 
special attention to Poe, Lowell, Longfellow, and Whittier. 

(b) Study. 

This part of the requirement is intended as a natural and logical 
continuation of the student's earlier reading, with greater 
stress laid upon form and style, the exact meaning of words 
and phrases, and the understanding of allusions. The books 
provided for study are arranged in four groups, from each 
of which one selection is to be made. 



ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS 33 

Group I. — Drama. 

Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet. 

Group II. — Poetry. 

Milton's L'Allegro, II Penseroso, and either Comus or Lycidas; 
Tennyson's The Coming of Arthur, The Holy Grail, and The 
Passing of Arthur; the selections from Wordsworth, Keats, 
and Shelley in Book IV of Palgrave's Golden Treasury (First 
Series). 

Group III. — Oratory. 

Burke's Speech on Conciliation with America; Macaulay's 
Speech on Copyright, and Lincoln's speech at Cooper Union ; 
Washington's Farewell Address, and Webster's First Bunker 
Hill Oration. 

Group IV. — Essays. 

Carlyle's Essay on Burns, with a selection from Burns's Poems; 
Macaulay's Life of Johnson; Emerson's Essay on Manners 

Examination. 

However accurate in subject matter, no paper will be con- 
sidered satisfactory if seriously defective in punctuation, spell- 
ing, or other essentials of good usage. 

The examination will be divided into two parts, one of which 
will be on Grammar and Composition, and the other on Litera- 
ture. In Grammar and Composition, the candidate may be asked 
specific questions upon the practical essentials of these studies, 
such as the relation of the various parts of a sentence to one 
another, the construction of individual words in a sentence ot 
reasonable difficulty, and those good usages of modern English 
which one should know in distinction from current errors. The 
main test in composition will consist in one or more essays, 
developing a theme through several paragraphs; the subject* 
will be drawn from the books read, from the candidate's other 
studies, and from his personal knowledge and experience quite 
apart from reading. For this purpose the examiner will provide 
several subjects, perhaps eight or ten, from which the candidate 



34 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

may make his own selections. He will not be expected to write 
more than four hundred words per hour. 

The examination in Literature will include: A, General 
questions designed to test such a knowledge and appreciation 
of Literature as may be gained by fulfilling the requirements 
defined under (a) Reading, above. The candidate will be re- 
quired to submit a list of the books read in preparation for the 
examination, certified by the principal of the school in which 
he was prepared; but this list will not be made the basis of 
detailed questions. B, A test on the books prescribed for study, 
which will consist of questions upon their content, form, and 
structure, and upon the meaning of such words, phrases, and 
allusions as may be necessary to an understanding of the works 
and an appreciation of their salient qualities of style. General 
questions may also be asked concerning the lives of the authors, 
their other works, and the periods of literary history to which 
they belong. 

MATHEMATICS. 

Mathematics A. Algebra to Quadratic Equations. 

The four fundamental operations for rational algebraic ex- 
pression; factoring, determination of highest common factor 
and lowest common multiple by factoring; fractions, including 
complex fractions; ratio and proportion; linear equations, both 
numerical and literal, containing one or more unknown quanti- 
ties; problems depending on linear equations; radicals, including 
the extraction of the square root of polynomials and numbers; 
exponents, including the fractional and negative. (One unit.) 

Mathematics B. Quadratic Equations, Progressions, and the 
Binomial Formula. 

Quadratic equations, both numerical and literal; simple 
cases of equations with one or more unknown quantities, that 
can be solved by the method of linear or quadratic equations; 
problems depending upon quadratic equations; the binomial 
formula for positive integral exponents; the formulas for the 
nth term and the sum of the terms of arithmetic and geometric 



ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS 85 

exponents, including the fractional and negative. (One-half unit 
)r one unit.) 

Mathematics C. Plane Geometry, with Original Exercises. 

The usual theorems and constructions of good text-books, 
ncluding the general properties of plane rectilinear figures; the 
jircle and the measurement of angles; similar polygons; areas; 
•egular polygons and the measurement of the circle. The solu- 
;ion of numerous original exercises, including loci problems. 
Application to the mensuration of lines and plane surfaces. 
[One unit.) 

Mathematics D. Solid Geometry, with Original Exercises. 

The usual theorems and constructions of good text-books, 
ncluding the relations of planes and lines in space; the proper- 
ies and measurements of prisms, pyramids, cylinders and cones; 
;he sphere and the spherical triangle. The solution of numerous 
mginal exercises, including loci problems. Applications to the 
nensuration of surfaces and solids. (Half unit.) 

Mathematics E. Plane Trigonometry. 

Definitions and relations of the six trigonometric functions 
is ratios; circular measurement of angles; proofs of principal 
lormulas; product formulas; trigonometric transformations. So- 
ution of simple trigonometric equations. Theory and use of 
ogarithms (without introducing infinite series). Solution of 
•ight and oblique triangles with applications. (Half unit.) 

Mathematics F. Mechanical Drawing. 

Projections of cubes, prisms, and' pyramids in simple posi- 
:ions; method of revolving the solid into new positions; method 
}f changing the planes of projection; projections of the three 
'ound bodies in simple positions and in revolved positions; sec- 
tions by planes parallel to the planes of projection. Sections 
3y inclined planes; developments of prisms, pyramids, cylinders, 
ind cones; intersections of polyhedra and curved surfaces; dis- 
:ances from a point to a point or a plane or a line; angles be- 
tween planes and lines. (Half unit.) 



36 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

LATIN. 

Latin A. Grammar, Composition, and Translation. 

The Roman pronunciation; observance of accent and quan- 
tity; thorough mastery of the regular forms; the leading uses 
of the cases, tenses and moods; accusative and infinitive, rela- 
tive and conditional sentences, indirect discourse and the sub- 
junctive; translation into Latin and into English of easy de- 
tached sentences illustrating grammatical principles. (One 
unit.) 

Latin B. Grammar, Composition and Caesar's Gallic Wart, 
Books I-1V. 

A reasonable acquaintance with the time and purpose of 
the author; ability to summarize the narrative as a whole; ready 
identification of the normal forms and constructions. As much 
as one book of Caesar may be substituted by an equivalent 
amount of Viri Romae, or other Latin prose. In connection with 
all of the reading there must be constant practice in prose 
composition. (One unit.) 

Latin C. Grammar, Composition, Cicero's Orations Against 
Catiline. 

A reasonable acquaintance with the time and circumstances 
of the conspiracy of Catiline; intelligent appreciation of the 
author's thought and purpose; ability to summarize the narra- 
tive as a whole; readiness in explaining normal forms and con- 
structions. As much as two orations may be substituted by an 
equivalent amount of Nepos or other Latin prose. In connection 
with all the reading there must be constant practice in prose 
composition. (One unit.) 

GREEK. 

Greek A. Grammar, Composition, and Translation. 
Careful pronunciation; mastery of the regular forms; 
simpler rules of syntax, both of the cases and of the verbs; 
translation into Greek and into English of easy detached sen- 
tences. (One unit.) 



ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS 3? 

Greek B. Grammar, Composition and Xenophon's Anabasis, 
Books Mil. 

A reasonable acquaintance with the time and purpose of the 
author; ready identification and comprehension of the normal 
forms and constructions. In connection with all the reading 
there must be constant practice in prose composition. (One 
unit.) 

FRENCH. 

French A. 

One-half Elementary Grammar, and at least 175 pages of 
approved reading. (One unit.) 

SPANISH. 
Spanish A. 

One-half Elementary Grammar, and at least 175 pages of 
approved reading. (One unit.) 

GERMAN. 
German A. 

One-half of Elementary Grammar and 75 to 100 pages of 
approved reading. (One unit.) 

German B. 

Elementary Grammar completed, and 150 to 200 pages of 
approved reading. (One unit.) 

HISTORY. 

History A. Ancient History. 

Including a brief outline of Eastern Nations; Grecian history 
with especial reference to culture; Roman history, with especial 
reference to its problems of government, and the rise of the 
Christian Church. (One unit.) 

History B. Mediaeval and Modern European History. 

Including the Carolingian empire and feudalism; the papacy 
and the beginnings of the new Germano-Roman empire; the 
formation of France; the East and the Crusades; Christian and 
feudal civilization; the era of the Renaissance; the Protestant 
Revolution and the religious wars; the ascendancy of Franco 



38 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

and the age of Louis XIV; the rise of Russia and Prussia, and 
colonial expansion; the French Revolution; Napoleon and the 
Napoleonic wars; the growth of nationality, democracy, and 
liberty in the Nineteenth Century. (One unit.) 

History C. English History. 

Including the geography of England and early Britain; 
Saxon England; Norman England; England under the Planta- 
genets; Tudor England; Puritans and Royalists; the constitu- 
tional monarchy; the Modern British empire. (One unit.) 

History D. American History and Civil Government. 

(1) In American History the work includes the period of 
discoveries, the Revolution, the Confederation, and the Consti- 
tution; Federalist supremacy to 1801; Jeffersonian Republican- 
ism to 1817; economic and political reorganization to 1829; the 
National Democracy to 1844; slavery in the Territories to 1860; 
the War of Secession, Reconstruction, and the problems of peace 
to the present. (2) In Civil Government the work covers the 
early forms of Government, the Colonies and Colonial Govern- 
ment; Colonial Union and the Revolution; the Confederation 
and the Constitution; the Political Parties and Party Machinery; 
the existing Federal Government; the Foreign Relations of the 
United States. (One unit.) 

SCIENCE. 
Science A. Chemistry. 

The requirement in Chemistry includes a knowledge of the 
more important non-metals and their principal combinations, 
about ten important metals and their principal salts, the more 
important topics of chemical philosophy, chemical nomenclature 
and notation, together with an elementary course in experimen- 
tal chemistry. Every candidate must present as a part of the 
examination, a note-book, certified by the teacher, containing a 
description of his laboratory exercises, with a careful record of 
the steps, observations, and results of each exercise. A course 
accomplishing the preparation above outlined will require an 
amount of time equivalent to three hours a week for one school 
year, exclusive of laboratory work. (One unit.) 



ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS 33 

Science B. Physics. 

For entrance in this subject the student should have passed a 
satisfactory examination on some modern High School Physics, 
and present to the professor in charge his notes on laboratory 
work done, including not fewer than twenty-five exercises. This 
work should be the equivalent of five recitations per week for 
one year. (One unit.) 

Science C. Botany. 

The preparation in this subject should include a study of 
the following divisions: Anatomy and Morphology, Physiology, 
Ecology, the Natural History of the Plant Groups, and Classifi- 
cation. Much time should be given to laboratory work. The 
experiments with all records, should be kept in a permanent 
note-book, which must be presented at the entrance examina- 
tion. (One unit.) 

Science D. Zoology. 

The preparation in this subject should include a careful 
study of the following divisions of the subject: General Life 
History and Economic Relations of the Animals of Mississippi, 
Classification into Phyla, with a discussion of the characteris- 
tics of each group or sub-group; general plan of structure of 
selected types of invertebrates and vertebrates; the general ex- 
ternal features of the development of animals. 

There should be presented at the time of entrance the labo- 
ratory note-book containing not fewer than twenty-five experi- 
ments made by the student. (One unit.) 

Science E. Physiography. 

Work done for entrance in this subject should cover the 
subjects presented in an approved text of Physiography or Phy- 
sical Geography. The equivalent of two and one-half hours per 
week for one year is required. (One unit.) 

Science F. Physiology. 

This work should cover the course in an approved text on 
Physiology and Hygiene. (One-half unit.) 

Science G. Agriculture. 

This course should cover an amount of work equivalent to 
Science P. (One-half unit.) 



40 MILLS APS COLLEGE 

APPROVED HIGH SCHOOLS. 

1918. 

The following schools as at present organized are recognized 
as affiliated high schools so long as their efficiency is approved 
by the faculty of the College. Their graduates are admitted on 
certificates without examination. (As to character of certificate 
see page 27.) The eleven schools indicated with an asterisk 
have been accredited by the Association of Colleges of the South 
ern States. 
Town. School Principal. 

Aberdeen Public J. O. Donaldson. 

Ackerman Public B. L. Coulter. 

Amory Public J. E. Gibson. 

Baldwin Public R. N. Miller. 

Batesville Public R. N. Price. 

Bay Springs Agricultural High B. F. Hughes. 

Bay St. Louis Public C. R. Talbert. 

Belzoni Public T. D. Rice. 

Benton Agricultural High Hal Anderson. 

Biloxi Public Ned Kocher. 

Biloxi Seashore Camp Grnd. Schl.Rev. H. W. VanHook 

Blue Mountain ....Miss. Heights Acad J. E. Brown. 

Booneville Public D. A. Hill. 

Brandon Public Miss M. Robinson. 

Brookhaven Public a. T. Schumpert. 

Brooklyn Agricultural High J. I. Alphin. 

Brooksville Public A. G. Stubblefield. 

Buena Vista Agricultural High Jeva Winter. 

Byhalia Public J. R. Brinson. 

Camden Agricultural High P. W. Berry. 

Canton Public H. M. Ivy. 

Centreville Public J. E. Bear. 

Charleston Public R. C. Bailey. 

Clara Agricultural High P. C. Graham. 

Clarksdale* Public H. B. Heidelberg. 

Cleveland Agricultural High A. K. Eckles. 



APPROVED HIGH SCHOOLS 41 

Town. School Principal. 

Clinton Public W. B. Kenna. 

Collins Public D. D. Cameron. 

Columbia Public T. O. Griffis. 

Columbus Public J. C. Meadows. 

College Hill Agricultural High M. P. Bush. 

(P. O. Oxford) 

Como Public Miss Coats Steele. 

Corinth Public F. C. Jenkins. 

Courtland Agricultural High M. E. Morehead. 

Crystal Springs ..Public W. G. Williams. 

Decatur Agricultural High R. C. Pugh. 

Derma Agricultural High W. G. Johnson. 

D'Lo Public T. D. Davis. 

Drew Public R. t B. Bedwell. 

Duck Hill Public J. P. Stafford. 

Durant Public T. J. Barnett. 

Ecru Public T. A. J. Beasley. 

Ellisville Agricultural High C. L. Neill. 

Eupora Public J. C. Treloar. 

Fayette Public (County High) — . — . Bennett. 

Fernwood Public Miss W. Brumfield. 

Flora Public P. L. Rainwater. 

Florence Public J. H. Gunn. 

Forest Public K. S. Archer. 

French Camp Academy F. L. McCue. 

Goodman Agricultural High G. H. Love. 

Greenville* Public E. E. Bass. 

Greenville Academy F. J. Reilly. 

Greenwood* Public C. E. Saunders. 

Grenada Public A. B. Campbell. 

Gulfport* Public I. T. Gilmer. 

Gulfport Gulfcoast Mil. Acad J. C. Hardy. 

Harperville Agricultural High C. H. Moore. 

Hattiesburg Public F. B. Woodley. 

Hazlehurst Public B. F. Brown. 

Hernando Public R. L. Stark. 

Hickory Public G. W. Harrison, Jr. 



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Town School. Principal 

Hollandale Public G. M. Anderson. 

Holly Springs Public E. F. Puckett. 

Houlka Public H. M. Collins. 

Houston Public L. B. Reid. 

Indianola , Public Frank Hough. 

Itta Bena Public C. F. Capps. 

Iuka Public S. F. Howard. 

Jackson* Public (Central High) O. H. Wingfield. 

Kilmichael Agricultural High J. M. Kenna. 

Kosciusko Public S. M. Byrd. 

Kossuth Agricultural High R. E. L. Sutherland. 

Laurel* Public R, H. Watkins. 

Leakesville Public B. R. Grissom. 

Leland Public E. F. Crawford. 

Lena Agricultural High I. E. Peebles. 

Lexington Public David Sanderson. 

Liberty Agricultural High Joe A. Burris. 

Long View Agricultural High J. A. Lamb. 

Louin Public J. M. Kennedy. 

Louisville Public John Rundle. 

Lucedale Public I. M. Cochran. 

Lumberton Public V. B. Hathorn. 

Maben Public O. P. Breland. 

Macon Public J. L. McMillin. 

Madison Public M. L. Neill. 

Magee Public J. B. Canada. 

Magnolia Public Grover C. Thames. 

Mashulaville Agricultural High C L. St. John. 

Mathiston Bennett Academy H. A. Wychoff. 

M'cComb* Public W. C. Williams. 

Mendenhall Agricultural High B. P. Russum. 

Meridian* Public T. M. Sykes. 

Meadville Agricultural High J. G. Bridges. 

Mize Agricultural High W. I. Thames. 

Montrose Miss. Conf. Train. Sch Rolfe Hunt. 

Moorhead Agricultural High J. W. Sargent. 

Moss Point Public P. D. Peets. 



APPROVED HIGH SCHOOLS 43 

Town. School. Principal. 

Mount Olive Public M. C. Ferguson. 

Natchez* Public J. H. Owings. 

Nettleton Public J. N. Brown. 

New Albany Public J. L. Spence. 

New Augusta Public R. E. Selby. 

Newton Public A. S. McClendon. 

Oakland Agricultural High R. P. Ellis. 

Okolona Public W. M. Cox. 

Olive Branch Agricultural High W. D. Gooch. 

Oxford Public J. A. Donaldson. 

Pascagoula Public S. P. Walker. 

Pass Christian ....Public R. V. Temming. 

Perkinston Agricultural High Claud Bennett. 

Pheba Agricultural High T. C. Bradford. 

Philadelphia Public O. E. Van Cleave. 

Pontotoc Public J. E. Caldwell. 

Poplarville Agricultural High J. A. Huff. 

Port Gibson* Chamberlain-Hunt Acad C. T. Thompson. 

Prentiss Public H. G. Greer. 

Purvis Agricultural High J. J. Dawsey. 

Richton Public S. L. Stringer. 

Sardis Public B. W. Gowdy. 

Scooba Agricultural High A. L. Stephens. 

Senatobia Agricultural High A. G. Gainey. 

Shannon Public J. J. Weaver. 

Shuqualak Public J. I. Dabbs. 

Slayden Agricultural High J. M. Consley. 

(Lamar, Miss.) 

Starkville Public R. C. Morris 

St. Mary 

of the Pines ...Chatawa, Miss Sister Charissia. 

Summit Public J. E. Carruth. 

Sumner Public R. W. Boyett. 

Terry Public Miss Bessie Parsons. 

Tula Public Noel Johnson. 

Tupelo Public J. C. Windham. 

Tupelo Military Institute George W. Chapman 



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Town School Principal 

Tylertown Public R. A. Maddox. 

Union Public J. L. Carpenter. 

Union Church Agricultural High H. F. Stout. 

Vaiden Public L. F. Sumrall. 

Verona Public A. L. Burdine. 

Vicksburg Public J. P. Carr. 

Vicksburg All Saints' College Miss M. L. Newton. 

Vicksburg St. Aloysius Acad Brother Macarius. 

Washington Jefferson College C. G. Prospere. 

Water Valley Public C. S. Bigham. 

Waynesboro Public J. E. Stanford. 

Wesson Agricultural High R. L. Landis. 

West Point Public J. H. Woodard. 

Wiggins Public C. E. Ives. 

Winona Public O. A. Shaw. 

Woodville Agricultural High J. D. Wallace. 

Yazoo City* Public W. W. Lockard. 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 45 

ANNOUNCEMENTS. 
Millsaps College is named in honor of Major R. W. Millsaps, 
whose munificent gifts have made the existence of the institu- 
tion possible. The College is the property of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, South, and was organized by the concurreut 
action of the Mississippi and North Mississippi Conferences. It 
is not sectarian, however, but numbers among its patrons mem- 
bers of all the Christian denominations. 

LOCATION. 

Jackson, the capital of the state, and the seat of the College, 
is easily accessible by five lines of railway. Thirty passenger 
trains arrive and depart daily. The College is located in the 
northern part of the city, on a commanding elevation, with per- 
fect drainage, and in a beautiful campus of one hundred or more 
acres. A healthier spot it would be difficult to find within the 
limits of the State. Jackson is a city of 30,000 inhabitants, 
with handsome churches and public buildings, and is noted foK 
the refinement and intelligence of its people. Its literary, social 
and religious advantages are superior. 

The College has an endowment of $561,000, of which $518,000 
is productive, and several partially endowed scholarships. The 
first scholastic session began September 29, 1892, and the 
College has had remarkable prosperity from the beginning. The 
generous founder, Major Millsaps, by the gift of the Webster 
Science Hall, at a cost of $10,000, the Jackson College property at 
a cost of more than $30,000, and fifty acres of land immediately 
adjoining our campus, has greatly enlarged our facilities. 

THE JAMES OBSERVATORY. 

Millsaps College is prepared to offer excellent advantages 
in the study of astronomy. The late Mr. Dan A. James, of Yazoo 
City, Mississippi, built an observatory for the College in memory 
of his father, Mr. Peter James, and of his brother, Mr. Samuel 
James. He also furnished the observatory with a fine telescope. 
The Observatory building and equipment has recently been ren- 
ovated, and is in excellent order. The class of 1916 donated a fine 
photographic lens to the observatory, which adds materially to 
its equipment. 



46 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

CARNEGIE MILLSAPS LIBRARY. 

Near the close of the session of 1905-1906, Mr. Andrew Car- 
negie offered to give $15,000 for a library building if the trus- 
tees would supply an endowment of equal amount. Major Mill- 
saps added to his many contributions by giving the full amount 
of the endowment. With the income from this endowment ana 
the complete A. L. A. card catalogue, the College is able to of- 
fer library facilities that are not surpassed in the State. Dur- 
ing the present session seventy periodicals were received in 
the reading room and eight hundred volumes were added to the 
shelves. 

In addition to the books thus obtained, the library has been 
so fortunate as to secure most of the well selected libraries 
of the late Dr. C. K. Marshall, John W. Burruss and Rev. W. G. 
Millsaps, the entire library of Colonel W. L. Nugent, besides 
many volumes from the libraries of ex-Chancellor Edward Mayes, 
Dr. A. P. Watkins and Major R. W. Millsaps. The Martha A. 
Turner Fund, founded by Mrs. J. R. Bingham, of Carrollton, Mis- 
sissippi, is used for the purchase of books in English literature. 
The students also have access to the State Library and the 
Jackson Public Library, which are unusually complete in many 
departments. 

RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION. 

Students will be required to be present at morning worship 
in the College Chapel. In this daily service the Faculty and 
students come together to hear the reading of the sacred Scrip- 
tures and to engage in singing and prayer. Students must at- 
tend religious worship at least once on the Sabbath in one of 
the churches of Jackson. 

THE YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION. 

One of the most potent factors in the College for developing 
the students into a broader life is the Young Men's Christian 
Association. Its policy and aim is to develop the three-fold na- 
ture of the students — the moral, intellectual and spiritual. It 
is a well known fact that the student who develops himself in- 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 47 

tellectually, but neglects his moral and spiritual nature, is :d 
no sense a complete man. Unless one becomes a well rounded 
man, he is not fit to fight the battles of life. 

Realizing this, the Association was organized shortly after 
the College was founded. It has done as much to mold character 
and to hold up a high standard of ideals before the students 
as any other department in connection with the College. It 
has been dominated by the double purpose of leading men to 
accept Christ and to form such associations as will guard them 
against the temptations of college life. The Association has 
done much to strengthen the spiritual life and influence of the 
College, to promote Christian character and fellowship and 
progressive Christian work. It trains its members for Christian 
service and leads them to devote their lives to the cause of 
Christ where they can accomplish the most for the extension of 
the Kingdom of God. In order to accomplish this purpose the 
Association holds weekly meetings on Friday evenings. These 
services are usually conducted by some of the students, but 
occasionally by some member of the Faculty, or by some min 
ister from town. 

Realizing the importance of a young man's choosing his life 
work while in college, a series of addresses, on "Life Work,' - 
has been arranged and prominent men of each profession are 
invited to address the Association from time to time on their 
respective professions. 

An annual revival is held some time in the year, lasting 
more than a week, which results in leading many young men to 
Christ each year. These services last year were conducted by 
Rev. C. W. Crisler, of Jackson, Miss., and resulted in re- 
newing enthusiasm and in giving great stimulus to Association 
work. 

The Association sends yearly a delegation to the Southern 
Students' Conference at Blue Ridge, North Carolina. Since the 
ten days of the Convention are assidiously devoted to discuss- 
ing Association work and problems, the delegates always return 
enthusiastic and zealous for doing Christian service. 

The work of the Association is carried on by the students; 
each man has his part to do according to the plan of organiza- 



48 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

tion. The President, elected by the members, appoints chair- 
men of the nine committees, each composed of three or more men. 
It is the duty of the Publicity Committee to advertise, by means 
of blotters and in other ways, all meetings, and secure good 
attendance. The Membership Committee meets all new students 
as they arrive, and gives them any information desired con- 
cerning College, boarding facilities, etc. Afterwards this commit- 
tee calls on each student and urges him to become a member 
of the Association. The Reception Committee has charge of 
College Night, and any other entertainment that the Associa- 
tion may choose to give during the year. The object of College 
Night is to make the students acquainted with one another and 
to interest the new men in the different phases of College life. 
The Employment Committee assists deserving students in get- 
ting employment for their spare time. The City Mission Com- 
mittee has charge of work in different parts of the city. The 
Devotional Committee provides leaders, and the Music Commit- 
tee, whose chairman is the Treasurer of the Association, col- 
lects the annual dues ($1.50) and raises funds sufficient for 
meeting current expenses. 

But most important are the Bible Study and Mission Study 
Committees. Bible Study groups are formed at the Dormitory 
and at the boarding houses. The students engage in daily Bible 
reading and meet for one hour each week, for discussion. The 
Mission Study Committee arranges courses in biographies of 
missionaries in various mission fields and secures leaders for the 
various classes. 

The Y. M. C. A. is back of every phase of College life, and 
ft is expected that every student shall identify himself with the 
organization. 

LITERARY SOCIETIES. 

Two large halls have been provided for the Literary So- 
cieties organized for the purpose of improvement in debate, 
declamation, composition, and acquaintance with the methods 
of deliberative bodies. These societies are conducted by the 
students under constitutions and by-laws of their own framing. 
They are named, respectively, the Galloway and the Lamar 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 49 

societies, and contribute greatly to the improvement of their 
members. 

During the session of 1915-16 the young ladies organized a 
Literary Society, which is named the Clionian Society. 

PUBLIC LECTURES. 

With the view of promoting general culture among the 
students, and to furnish them with pleasant and profitable en- 
tertainment, a lyceum lecture course is conducted by the Col- 
lege authorities. There are from three to six numbers. The 
best talent available for the money will be engaged each year 
and each student upon entering College will be required to pay 
along with his other fees $1.00 for a season ticket to these 
lectures. 

BOARDING FACILITIES. 

Students of Millsaps College, as a rule, arrange for their 
living in one of three ways: 

1. There are eight small cottages, in which students can 
board themselves at reduced cost. The cottages are admir- 
ably situated on the eastern side of the campus. The rooms 
are sufficiently large to accommodate two students each. 
The room rental per student in the cottages is $9.00 for the 
session and must be paid as follows: $5.00 at the beginning of 
the session, and $4.00 the 1st of February. The coal bill a year 
per student is not more than $5.00, when two students live in one 
room. The boys in these cottages have their own dining room 
and their meals cost them about $10.00 a month. Lights amount 
to very little. Students living in the cottages furnish their 
rooms. Furniture for one room need not cost more than $10.00. 
It will be seen from the above that the cost to a student living 
in a cottage need not exceed $12.00 a month. Students wishing 
to engage a room in one of the cottages should write Dr. J. M. 
Sullivan, Treasurer, at the College. 

2. There are "Student Homes," capable of accommodating 
a limited number of boarders, and each is in charge of a Christ- 
ian family. These homes furnish room, light, board and fur- 
niture at a cost of $16.00 to $20.00 a month. Students furnish 



50 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

their own fuel which costs about $5.00 a session. Students fur- 
nish their bedding and linen. The necessary cost in these homes 
ranges from $15.00 to $19.00 a month a student. Students wish- 
ing to engage board in one of these homes before coming tc 
Millsaps to enter College should write the Secretary for names 
and addresses. 

3. Founder's Hall is open to a limited number of College 
students. Here the expense is only $17.50 per month, including 
room, lights, steam heat, board, matron's services, and hospital 
facilities. Students may room in the cottages and take their 
meals at the Preparatory School. There are Christian homes 
where students may get rooms without board. In such cases the 
student may get meals at the Preparatory School or at private 
homes. 

MEMORIAL COTTAGES. 

The friends of the late Rev. John A. Ellis, of the Mississippi 
Conference, and the Rev. J. H. Brooks, of the North Mississippi 
Conference have built two cottages for the accommodation of 
students. These Homes are named, respectively, the John A. 
Ellis Cottage and the J. H. Brooks Cottage. 

ATHLETICS. 

Millsaps College is a member of the Southern Inter-collegi- 
ate Athletic Association, and takes part in all intercollegiate 
games except football. Games and sports of all kinds are under 
the special direction of the General Athletic Association, a stu- 
dent organization, whose object is to promote this class of phy- 
sical exercise. The faculty exercises a general advisory control, 
endeavoring to foresee and avert dangerous tendencies or excess 
in physical exercises while giving to the student, as far as pos- 
sible, entire liberty of management; a strict limit is placed upon 
the character of the intercollegiate games and the number 
played away from the College. 

Our new athletic field is equipped with an excellent diamond, 
a perfect one-fourth mile cinder track, a grandstand with seat- 
ing capacity of 1,000, a fine set of hurdles and all other fixtures 
needed in field sports. The cost of this equipment was about 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 51 

five thousand dollars, the greater part of which was donated 
by Major R. W. Millsaps. The work of tufting, protection and 
decoration is going on steadily and will, it is estimated, cost 
two thousand dollars more. 

MILITARY DRILL. 

During the past year military drill has been required of all 
students in the College not physically unfit for the exercise. 
This has been conducted by an experienced drill-master, and 
has been supervised by Major John G-. Workizer, of the United 
States Army. 

MATRICULATION. 

The courses of study are composed in three schools, two 
of which are academic and one professional. The former include 
the College and School of Graduate Studies, the latter the School 
of Law. The various departments are under the direction of 
professors who are responsible for the systems and methods 
pursued. 

The session begins on the third Wednesday of September 
and continues, with recess of about ten days at Christmas, until 
the first Tuesday in June. The first two days of the session 
are given to registration, and all students, both old and new, are 
required during that time to place their names upon the books 
of the College and the rolls of their respective classes. Lecture 
courses begin Friday, and absences will be recorded against any 
student not present from the opening lecture of each course. 

EXAMINATIONS. 

The examinations in each class are held in writing. Oral 
examinations are held in some departments, but they are auxil- 
iary to the written examinations, which in conjunction with the 
class standing as determined by the daily work of the student, 
are the main tests of the student's proficiency. 

REPORTS. 

Reports are sent at the close of each quarter to the parent 
or guardian of each student. These reports give the number of 
unexcused absences from lectures, and indicate, as nearly as 



52 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

practicable, the nature of the progress made by him in his work 
at the College. 

HONOR SYSTEM. 

Not the least of the educational influences of the College 
is the honor system. According to this system the student is 
not watched by the members of the Faculty during examinations, 
but is required to pledge his honor that he has neither received 
nor given any aid during the period of examination. If a student 
is accused of cheating, he is given a full and fair trial by the 
Honor Council, which is composed of seven men selected by the 
students. Experience has shown that under this system not only 
has cheating been lessened, but that a spirit of honor and truth 
has been fostered which tends to include not only the examina- 
tion tests, but all relations between student and professor. 



REGULATIONS. 

REGISTRATION OF NEW STUDENTS. 

Applicants seeking admission to the College for the first 
time should present themselves to the Secretary of the College 
at his office in the main building at some time during the first 
certificate or examination, previously stated, will be furnished 
moral character must be presented, signed by the proper of- 
ficial of the institution attended during the previous session, 
or by some person of known standing. Each candidate who 
satisfies these requirements and those for admission by diploma, 
certificate of examination, previously stated, will be furnished 
with a card containing the courses which he proposes to pursue 
during the session. This card must be presented in turn to each 
professor concerned, who will, on satisfying himself that the 
applicant is prepared to pursue the course in question with 
profit, sign the card. The card must then be carried to the 
Treasurer, who will, after the College fees have been paid to 
him, sign the card. On payment of these fees the applicant will 
turn his card in to the Secretary. 

No student shall be admitted into any department of the 
College, except upon presentation to the professor of the de- 
partment of the Treasurer's receipt for all entrance and tuition 
fees. In no case are entrance or laboratory fees returned. 

Tuition fees will be charged by the term and must be paid 
not later than Thursday of the second week of each term. No 
tuition fee will be returned unless a student is disqualified for 
work by severe illness for more than a half term. 

No student shall be considered by the faculty as an appli- 
cant for graduation until he shall have settled with the Treas- 
urer all his indebtedness to the College. 

Students who have already been matriculated as members 
of the College will present themselves directly to the members 
of the faculty not later than the second day of the session and 
conform as regards the registration in their respective classes 
and payment of dues, to the requirements stated in the preced- 
ing paragraph. 



54 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

DELAYED REGISTRATION. 

Students are not permitted to delay their registration 
through carelessness or for inadequate reasons. Any student, 
new or old, who fails to present himself for registration during 
the first week of the session will be admitted to registration 
only upon the consent of the President. 

RESIDENCE, ATTENDANCE AND GRADE. 

The academic year begins on the morning of the third Wed- 
nesday of September and continues for thirty-seven weeks 
Thanksgiving Day is a holiday, and there is a Christmas recess 
beginning on the evening of the twenty-first of December and 
continuing about ten days. 

Attendance is required of each student throughout the en- 
tire session, with the exception of the days above indicated, un- 
less he has received permission to be temporarily absent or to 
withdraw before its close. Leave of absence is granted by the 
faculty or president for sufficient reasons, and must in every 
case be obtained in advance. While in residence each student 
is required to attend regularly all lectures and other prescribed 
exercises and all examinations in the courses which he pursues, 
(unless excused for cause), and in every way to conform to the 
regulations of the College. 

Absence trom the College is permitted only upon the writ- 
ten leave of the President, obtained in every case in advance. 
But leaves of absence for purposes of accompanying the athletic 
teams, debating teams and all other recognized clubs will not be 
granted except to officers and members of the organization. 

Absence of athletic teams and other student organizations 
is provided for by faculty regulations. 

Absence from classes is not excused except for prolonged 
sickness or like providential cause, and then only by faculty 
action. 

Absence from examinations will not be excused except for 
sickness on day of examination, attested by a physician's cer- 
tificate, or other cause which the faculty by special order may 
approve. An unexcused absence or presentation of an unpledged 
paper is counted as a total failure in the examination in which 



REGULATIONS 55 

it occurs. A student whose absence from examination is ex- 
cused is admitted to the special examination ordered by the 
faculty. 

Change of classes. 

Students cannot change classes or drop classes or take up 
new classes except by the consent of the faculty. 

The grade of the student in any class, either for a term or 
for the session, is determined by the combined class standing 
and the result of examination. In case the examination grade 
falls below 60 per cent., the class standing is not averaged. 

Class standing in any course is determined by the regularity 
of attendance of the student upon the lectures (and laboratory or 
other similar exercises where included) in the course in ques- 
tion and by the faithful performance of his work as indicated 
by the answers when questioned, by written exercises, note 
books, the faithful performance of laboratory (or other similar) 
work, etc. Students are regarded by the faculty as under the 
law of honor in matters affecting class standing or in examina- 
tions. The grade for passing in any course is 70 per cent. 

Re-examination. 

A student who attains in any course an examination grade 
for the term below 60 per cent., but not below 50 per cent., is 
admitted by the faculty to a special examination at a time set 
by the faculty. 

Withdrawals. 

Voluntary withdrawals from the College require the written 
consent of the faculty or President. 

Enforced withdrawal is inflicted by the faculty for habitual 
delinquency in class, habitual idleness or any other fault which 
prevents the student from fulfilling the purpose for which he 
should have come to the College. 

CONDUCT. 

The rules of the College require from every student deco- 
rous, sober and upright conduct as long as he remains a member 
of the College, whether he be within the precincts or not. They 



56 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

require from the student regular and diligent application to his 
studies, regular attendance upon chapel and Sunday services at 
one of the churches. 

Drunkenness, gambling, and dissoluteness are strictly for- 
bidden, and any student found guilty of them is punished by 
suspension or expulsion. 

Firearms. 

The keeping of firearms by the students is strictly forbidden. 

Visiting the City at Night. 

Students are forbidden to visit the town, or other place 
away from the College, at night, without permission from the 
President. 

EXPENSES. 

Parents desiring to settle all College bills, such as board, 
etc., through the Treasurer may do so by simply sending check 
to Dr. J. M. Sullivan, and specifying what the enclosure is in- 
tended to cover. 

College Fees. 

Academic and Graduate Schools (required from all stu- 
dents) : 

Tuition (one-half to be paid upon entrance and one-half 

February 1st) $40.00 

Incidental fee 5.00 

Library fee 1.00 

Lyceum Course fee 1.00 

Contingent deposit (unused part to be refunded) 2.00 

Y. M. C. A. Dues (optional) 1.50 

Laboratory Fees. 

Students pursuing Laboratory courses are charged addi- 
tional fees, varying with the department, as follows: 

Chemistry $6.00 

Physics . 5.00 

Geology .' 2.00 

Biology 3.00 



REGULATIONS 57 

Astronomy 2.00 

Laboratory Breakage Fund (unused part returned) 2.00 

Cost of Living. — At Founder's Hall. 
*Room rent ($10.00 payable upon entrance and $8.00 the 

first of February) $18.00 

Light fee ($2.50 per half-session) 5.00 

Board (by the month, in advance) 15.00 

The cost of living is fully explained under "Boarding Faciii 
ties," page 49. A temporary increase in board has been made 
to meet present conditions. 

Each student should bring with him four sheets for a double 
bed, blankets or quilts, a pillow with cases, and six towels. 

Free Tuition. 

Children of itinerant preachers of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South, or of superannuated or active ministers of any 
Christian denomination, and young men preparing for the min- 
istry may receive tuition free in the academic department, but 
are expected to pay all other fees. Any student, wishing ex 
emption from the payment of the tuition fee upon this ground, 
will be required to present a certilcate from the Quarterly Con- 
ference or other ecclesiastical body showing that he is recog- 
nized by his Church as a student preparing for the ministry. 

**Law School. 

Tuition (payable upon entrance) $60.00 

Incidental fee 5.00 

Lyceum fee 1.00 



*Students remaining in the College during the summer 
months for special work in the Summer School will be expected 
to pay the regular room rents, provided they room in the Col- 
lege buildings. 

**A student entering the law class at any time during the 
session will be required to pay the full fee of $66.00. 



58 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, PRIZES, AND GIFTS. 

All holders of scholarships will be required to pay the Inci- 
dental, Library, and Lyceum Fees. 

Several scholarships have been established, the income from 
which will be loaned to aid deserving young men in securing a 
collegiate education. For information concerning these scholar- 
ships the President or the Treasurer of the Faculty should be 
consulted. The following is a list of the scholarships at present 
available: 

THE W. H. TRIBBETT SCHOLARSHIP. 
THE W. H. WATKINS SCHOLARSHIP. 
THE PEEBLES SCHOLARSHIP. 
THE CLARA CHRISMAN SCHOLARSHIP. 
THE MARVIN GALLOWAY SCHOLARSHIP. 
*THE W. T. J. SULLIVAN LOAN FUND. 

Besides these scholarships, there is a teaching scholarship in 
each of several departments, the holder of which will be expected 
to aid the head of the department in some definite work. Also 
there are two scholarships from the Jackson High School and 
one each offered by the United Daughters of the Confederacy 
and the Daughters of the American Revolution. 

The Oakley Memorial. 

Under the direction of Mrs. J. R. Bingham, of Carrollton, 
Mississippi, a fund has been raised to establish a memorial in 
honor of the late Rev. J. S. Oakley, who was for many years an 
honored member of the North Mississippi Conference. 

Teaching Fellowship. 

1. This Fellowship is to be awarded at the end of each ses- 
sion to the member of the Sophomore, Junior, or Senior class, 
who shall have made the highest general average for the year, 
subject to the following conditions: 



* Administered by Dr. J. M. Sullivan. 



REGULATIONS 59 

(a) He must be a regular student, with not less than six- 
teen hours per week, and must have made at least 75 in each 
of the subjects studied. 

(b) He must have been an active member of the College 
Young Men's Christian Association, and of one of the College 
Literary societies, and an active participant in at least one form 
of athletic activity in the College Athletic Association. 

(c) He must agree to teach not exceeding three classes 
(nine hours) per week, his work being assigned by the Presi- 
dent of the College. 

II. The student to whom the Fellowship is awarded shall 
receive Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00), due and payable one 
half at the beginning of each term of the session. 

PRIZES. 

Prizes are awarded for excellence in: 

1. Oratory. 

The Carl J. v. Seutter Medal and the Sophomore Medal. 

2. Declamation. 
The Millsaps Medal. 

3. Essay. 

The Clark Medal. 

4. Scholarship. 

The Geiger Chemistry Medal. 

MEDALS AWARDED COMMENCEMENT OF 1917. 

The Millsaps Declamation Medal H. H. Clegg 

The Sophomore Medal for Oratory I. H. Sells 

The Carl J. von Seutter Medal for Oratory C. A. Parks 

The Clark Essay Medal Katie L. Countiss 

The Geiger Chemistry Medal Dewey Dearman 



60 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

THE TEACHING FELLOWSHIP 
Awarded to A. Y. Harper. 

GIFTS TO THE LIBRARY. 

Professor A. M. Withers. 

Yale University Press. 

Biblical Review. 

Federal Council of the Churches of Christ. 

J. R. Bingham. 

Nathaniel Golding. 

Mrs. W. L. Nugent. 

Lake Forest University. 

Mississippi Normal College. 

Dr. B. E. Mitchell. 

Dr. A. A. Kern. 

Methodist Publishing House. 

Rev. Isaac Peebles. 

James M. Coleman. 

Dr. J. M. Burton. 

Jackson Boyd. 

Dr. J. M. Sullivan. 

Mississippi Bar Association. 

F. H. Revell and Company. 

Dr. A. F. Watkins. 

Board of Church Extension, M. E. C. S. 

GIFTS TO THE MUSEUM. 
Doctor A. F. Watkins. 
Doctor A. A. Kern. 
Doctor J. M. Sullivan. 
The Senior Class. 

UNITED STATES FLAG. 

The College is indebted to the patriotism and generosity of 
Mr. W. M. Buie for the lofty flag-pole and the fine flag which 
flies in front of the Administration Building. 



PART III. 

ACADEMIC SCHOOLS AND LAW SCHOOL. 



ACADEMIC SCHOOLS. 

FACULTY. 

ALEXANDER FARRAR WATKINS, A.B., D.D., 
President. 

JOHN MAGRUDER SULLIVAN, A.M., Ph.D., 
Vice-President. 

JOHN MAGRUDER SULLIVAN, A.M., Ph.D., 
Professor of Chemistry and Geology. 

ALFRED ALLAN KERN, A.M., Ph.D., 
Professor of English. 

GEORGE LOTT HARRELL, B.S., M.S., 
Professor of Physics and Astronomy. 

ALEXANDER FARRAR WATKINS, A.B., D.D., 
Professor of Mental and Moral Science. 

J. REESE LIN, A.B., M.A., 
Professor of Philosophy and History. 

BENJAMIN ERNEST MITCHELL, M.A., Ph.D., 
Professor of Mathematics. 

DAVID MARTIN KEY, M.A., Ph.D., 
Professor of Ancient Languages. 

JOHN MARVIN BURTON, A.M., Ph.D., 
Professor of Romance Languages. 

STUART GRAYSON NOBLE, M.A., Ph.D., 
Professor of Education. 

ALFRED PORTER HAMILTON, A.B., M.A., 
Associate-Professor of Greek and German. 

Instructor in Latin, 
A. Y. HARPER. 

Instructor in Mathematics, 
E. H. JOYCE. 

Assistant in English, 
MISS ELISE H. MOORE. 



DEGREE COURSES 63 

Instructor in Chemical Laboratory, 
A. Y. HARPER. 

Assistant in Chemical Laboratory, 
W. B. GATES. 

The Academic Schools comprise the Departments of Lan- 
guages, Mathematics, Science, History, Social Science, Litera- 
ture, Philosophy, Education and Biblical Instruction. In the 
undergraduate courses of these departments is comprised the 
work of the College with the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and 
Bachelor of Science; in the graduate courses is comprised the 
work of Graduate Studies, with the degree of Master of Arts 
and Master of Science. 

B.A. Degree. 

The Bachelor of Arts Course offers special instruction in 
the departments of Latin and Greek. This course presupposes 
two years of preparatory work in Greek or Modern Languages, 
three in Latin. In order to be allowed to enter upon the B.A. 
Course, the applicant must stand an approved examination in 
English, History, Science, Mathematics, Latin and Greek, or 
Modern Languages. 

B.S. Degree. 

The Bachelor of Science Course offers special work in 
Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. Instead of Greek and 
partly of Latin, French, Spanish, and German are studied. In 
order to be allowed to enter upon the B.S. Course, the appli- 
cant must stand an approved examination in English, History, 
Science, Mathematics, Latin and Modern Languages. 

M.A. and M.S. Degrees. 

The degrees of M.A. and M.S. may be conferred upon 
graduates who hold the B.A. or B.S. degree from Millsaps Col- 
lege, or from some other institution of equal rank. For the 
attainment of either degree one year of residence at Millsaps 
College is required after the attainment of the Bachelor's 
degree, and also satisfactory completion of advanced work to 
the amount of fifteen hours. This work must be taken in not 



64 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

more than three different subjects; a major subject, in which 
a minimum of six hours credit must be earned; and one or two 
minor subjects to the amount of six hours credit. 

All the work of the major subject must be of an advanced 
character, to which undergraduates are not admitted. The 
minor subject or subjects may be pursued in senior college 
courses. No grade less than 80% shall be credited towards 
the requirements for the Master's degree in any subject. In 
addition to the twelve hours required as above stated, a thesis 
dealing with some phase of the major subject must be sub- 
mitted by the candidate six weeks before his graduation, and 
approved by a committee of the Faculty. In time requirements 
this shall be considered equivalent to three hours of work. 

A full outline of the required and the elective studies of 
fered for the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science 
is given in the pages following this announcement. 

Sixty-four year-hours are required for graduation both for 
the B.A. and the B.S. degrees. Specific courses are prescribed 
in the Freshman and the Sophomore classes, including alterna- 
tive courses offered in ancient and modern languages. Courses 
in the Junior and Senior classes are partially prescribed and 
partially elective, nine hours of electives beiug offered in those 
classes. 

The normal course is 16 hours for each year. Not fewer 
than 12 hours nor more than 19 hours may be taken in a year, 
unless by express permission of the President and Faculty. 

A student who makes a grade of 70% in a subject will be 
advanced in that subject from class to class, but for graduation 
a total of 27 grade points is required. The completion of any 
college course with a grade of 80% for the year shall entitle a 
student to one grade point for each year-hour, and the com- 
pletion of a course with a grade of 90% for the year shall entitle 
a student to two grade points for each year-hour. 

HONORS. 

A student who has earned 64 grade points during his course 
shall be graduated with "honors"; one who has earned 128 
grade points shall be graduated with "high honors". 



DEGREE COURSES 65 

ARRANGEMENT OF ACADEMIC COURSES FOR THE 
B.A. DEGREE. 

Freshman Year. 

Bible I 2 hns. 

Latin I 3 

fGreek I, or French, or German 3 

Mathematics I : 3 

English I 3 

History I 3 

17 hrs 
Sophomore Year. 

Latin II .... 3 hrs. 

Greek II, or French or German 3 

Mathematics II 3 

English II 3 

Chemistry I (a) (b) 3 x 1 

16 hrs. 
Junior Year. 

Economics 2 hrs. 

Latin III 3 

English III 3 

Physics I (a) (b) * , 2 x 1 

♦Psychology 3 

History II 3 

Elective from 

Bible ; 2 

Greek 2 

Bible Greek 2 

Mathematics III 3 

Mathematics IV 3 



tin substituting Modern Languages for Greek or Latin, or 
vice-versa, only college classes may be substituted for col- 
lege classes. 
*First Term. 



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Chemistry II (a) (b) 2 x 1 

Chemistry II (c) 1 or 2 

Biology I 2 

French 3 

German 3 

♦♦Educational Psychology 3 

♦Education I 3 

♦♦Education II 3 

Spanish I 3 

Senior Year. 

♦Logic 3hrs. 

♦♦Ethics 3 

Political Science 3 

Elective from 

Bible III 2 

Education V + , VI** 2 

Education VIP, VIII** 3 

Education IX^, X** 2 

Geology I 2 

Geology II 1 or 2 

Astronomy 2 

Sociology 2 

Mathematics IV 2 

Mathematics V 2 

Latin 2 

Greek 2 

English 2 

History III 2 

Biology II 2 

Chemistry III (a) (b) 1 or 2 

History of Philosophy 2 

Spanish II 3 

16 hrs 



♦First Term. 
♦♦Second Term. 



DEGREE COURSES 67 

ARRANGEMENT OF ACADEMIC COURSES 
FOR THE B.S. DEGREE. 

Freshman Year. 

Bible I 2 hrs. 

tLatin or a Modern Language 3 

Mathematics I 3 

A Modern Language 3 

English I 3 

History I 3 

17 hrs. 
Sophomore Year. 

Latin or a Modern Language 3 hrs. 

A Modern Language 3 

Mathematics II 3 

English II 3 

Chemistry I (a) (b) 3 x 1 

16 hrs. 
Junior Year. 

Economics 2 hrs. 

Chemistry II (a) (b) 2 x 1 

Physics I (a) (b) 2 x 1 

*Psychology 3 

Mathematics III 3 

Elective from 

Bible 2 

History II 3 

German 3 

French 3 

Mathematics IV 3 

Chemistry II (c) 1 or 2 

Biology I 2 



tSee foot note, page 65. 
*First Term. 



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♦♦Educational Psychology 3 

♦Education I 3 

♦♦Education II 3 

Spanish I 3 

Senior Year. 

♦Logic 3 hra. 

♦♦Ethics : 3 

Political Science 3 

Astronomy 2 

Geology I 2 

Elective from 

Bible 2 

Education V*, VI** 2 

Education VII*, VIII** 3 

Education IX*, X** 2 

Geology II 1 or 2 

Sociology 2 

Mathematics IV 2 

Mathematics V 2 

Latin 2 

Greek 2 

English 2 

History III 2 

Biology II 2 

Chemistry III (a) (b) 1 or 2 

History of Philosophy 2 

Spanish II 3 



♦First Term. 
♦♦Second Term. 



DETAILED STATEMENTS REGARDING THE 
SEVERAL DEPARTMENTS. 

The Departments comprising the Course of Instruction are: 

I. The Department of Biblical Instruction. 

II. The Department of Ancient Languages. 

III. The Department of Chemistry. 

IV. The Department of Education. 
V. The Department of English. 

VI. The Department of Geology and Biology. 

VII. The Department of German. 

VIII. The Department of Mathematics. 

IX. The Department of Philosophy and History. 

X. The Department of Physics and Astronomy. 

XI. The Department of Romance Languages. 

XII, The Department of Social Sciences. 

XIII. The Department of College Extension. 

I. THE DEPARTMENT OF BIBLICAL INSTRUCTION. 

PROFESSOR WATKINS. 

A general study of the Bible, with especial reference to the 
history of the Old and the New Testaments, is required of all 
undergraduate students. Advanced courses in Biblical instruc- 
tion are offered as electives in the Junior and Senior classes. 
The scope of this department will be enlarged from time to 
time as conditions favor such enlargement, but it is not de- 
signed that the courses shall take the place of the private and 
devotional study of the sacred Scriptures. 

Course I. Required of all Freshmen. Two hours a week. 

(1) The Bible with Reference to the Historical 
Parts of the Old Testament. (First Term.) 

(2) A General Survey of the Life of Christ. 
(Second Term.) 



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Course II. Elective for Juniors. Two hours a week. 

(1) The Prophets of the Old Testament. (First 
Term.) 

(2) A General Study of the Teachings of Jesus. 
(Second Term.) 

Course III. Elective for Seniors. Two hours a week. 

(1) New Testament Introduction. (First Term.) 

(2) The Sunday School Teacher Training 
Course. (Second Term.) 

II. DEPARTMENT OF ANCIENT LANGUAGES. 

PROFESSOR KEY. 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR HAMILTON. 

It is believed that the mastery of these highly inflected 
languages will effect the purposes aimed at in education in the 
following ways: 

(a) Constant drill in the processes of correlation, comparison, 
discrimination and classification of the phenomena of 
language, which is required both in the study of inflection 
and syntax and in translation, affords a most rigorous exer 
cise in correct scientific method and produces habits and re- 
flexes of accuracy, efficiency and system. 

(b) A first-hand acquaintance with the language and modes of 
expression of the ancients and with the evolution of literary 
forms lays open a field of knowledge that is essential to a 
full understanding of modern life and literature. 

(c) Intimate contact with the very words which express the 
best ideals and aspirations of those great spirits whose 
influence has been most abiding and formative in our world 
should shape the character to fine and worthy purposes. 

LATIN. 
Courses A and B. The College provides, without additional 
expense to the student, competent instructors in Caesar 
and Cicero for the benefit of those who need to make up 
entrance credits in these subjects. 



DEPARTMENT OF ANCIENT LANGUAGES 71 

I. Ovid's Metamorphoses; Livy, selections from Books I, XXI and 
XXII. Prose Composition. Thorough drill in grammar. 
Exercises in reading and translation at sight. The aim 
during this year is to gain such mastery of grammar 
vocabulary and the Latin thought order that rapid reading, 
without slavish dependence on a lexicon, may be both pos- 
sible and enjoyable. Sight translation will be given on 
tests and examinations. 

II. Horace, Selected Odes and Epodes; The Elegiac Poets; 
Plays of Plantus or Terence. Mackail's Latin Literature. 
In this year some appreciation of the text as literature is 
expected. The chief meters are studied and the reading of 
the text aloud is practiced. 

III. Juvenal, Satires; Horace, Satires and Epistles; Pliny's 
Letters; Cicero's Letters; Martial's Epigrams. Private 
Life of the Romans. The aim of this course is to get at 
first hand an understanding of Roman society and organiza- 
tion of Life. 

TV. Tacitus, Annals, Bks XII-XIV; Petronius, Trimalchio's Din- 
ner; Seneca's Essays; Comedies of Plautus and Terence. 
Collateral reading: Quo Vadis; Life in the Roman World 
of Nero and St. Paul. 

•V. A course in methods of teaching Caesar, Cicero and Ver- 
gil. Especially designed for teachers and prospective teacn- 
ers in high schools. This course is offered as a Senior 
elective; as such it may be counted toward the satisfaction 
of the requirements for teachers' license. 
Courses III and IV will be offered in alternate years and 
either of these may be taken as a Senior elective. 

GREEK. 

Course A. Thorough mastery of the forms and syntax. Greek 
Reader. One or two books of the Anabasis. This course 
which is given under the supervision of the head of the 



*See Education X, page 79. 



72 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

department may be counted an elective. Or it may be used 
to satisfy the entrance units in foreign languages. 

I. Xenophon's Anabasis, Books II-IV; selections from the 

Cyropaedia. 
Review of verb inflection and systematic study of syntax. 

Exercises in sight translation and in reading without 

translation. The writing of simple prose. 
Constant effort is made to form proper habits of study in 

translation, without which no great progress can be made 

in ability to read. 

- II. Select Orations of Lysias. Plato's Apology and Crito. De- 
mosthenes' Phillipics. History of Greek Literature. Prose 
composition based on the text read. 

III. Thucydides, Book VIII; Herodotus, Books VI and VII. Se- 

lections from the New Testament. 

IV. Sophocles' Electra or Antigone, Aeschylus' Agamemnon 

Aristophanes' the Clouds and Plutus. • Study of the De- 
velopment of the Greek Drama. 

III. THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY. 

PROFESSOR SULLIVAN. 
MR. HARPER. 

The rooms are given up to the study of this subject are mod- 
ern, both in size and convenience, and occupy the whole lower 
floor of Webster Science Hall. One of the laboratories opens 
into a dark room for photography, and into a room specially 
isolated and designed to retain delicate apparatus. The general 
laboratory opens conveniently into a small fuming room outside 
of the building, so that vapors may not pass from one to another, 
and is also connected with a storeroom. Gas, water, experiment 
tables, hoods, and pneumatic troughs are to be found in con 
venient places. There is a cellar for gas and electric genera- 
tors, and for assay and other furnaces. A large lecture room 
on the second floor is supplied with modern equipment for gen- 
eral use in science work. 



DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY 73 

The course in this department consists of three years of 
Chemistry, one year being required of candidates for all degrees, 
while B.S. students are required in addition to take a second 
year. The subjects are taught by recitations and lectures and 
work which each student must perform in the laboratory. It 
is intended that the laboratories be kept well equipped witn 
apparatus necessary to the correct appreciation of the science. 
Each student has his own desk and apparatus, and is closely 
supervised, so that he may not only gain a true idea of the 
substance under inspection, but also cultivate a hand careful 
to the smallest detail, and eye observant of the slightest phe- 
nomenon, and habits of neatness, skill and economy. Each 
student will be expected to keep accurate notes. 

Entrance credit for at least one unit in Natural Science is 
required for admission to this department. 

I. (a) Inorganic Chemistry. 

This course is designed to give the student a thorough work- 
ing knowledge of general chemistry, including a careful 
study of fundamental laws of chemistry, the occurrence, 
properties and preparations of the common elements and 
their compounds, and a course of chemical calculations 
The year's work will be closed with an introductory study 
of organic chemistry. This course is a prescribed study of 
the Sophomore Class for all degrees, and is a prerequisite 
to either of the other courses in chemistry. 

Lectures and recitations, three hours. (Monday, Wed- 
nesday and Friday.) 

Text-Book — General Chemistry (Henderson and McPherson.) 
Reference Books — Richter, Holleman, Smith, Bloxam. 

(b) Experimental Chemistry. 

This course is given in connection with (a), and each stu- 
dent is assigned the preparation of a number of elements 
and compounds, and required to note the deportment of 
various substances with reagents. The class each year 
is given an opportunity to visit certain industrial estab- 



74 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

lishments, as sulphuric acid plants, phosphate works, and 
gas works, and water filtration plants. Laboratory exer 
cises, two hours. (Thursday afternoon.) 

Text Book — Laboratory Exercises (Henderson and McPherson). 

II. (a) Organic Chemistry. 

The purpose of this course is to furnish a somewhat com- 
prehensive knowledge of organic chemistry, the instruc- 
tion being given chiefly by lectures illustrated by experi- 
ments. Some attention is given to physiological chemis- 
try. Students will be expected to consult various works 
of reference. This course is required of applicants for 
the B.S. degree, and is a prescribed study in the Junior 
year. This course, in connection with II (b), will appeal 
specially to preliminary dental and medical students. 

Lectures and recitations two hours. (Monday and Wednes- 
day.) 

Text Book — Organic Chemistry (Stoddard.) 

Reference Books — Norris, Bernthsen, Holleman, Cohen, Perkin 
and Kipping. 

(b) 1. Qualitative Analysis. 

This course consists in a systematic analysis of simple and 
•compound substances and mixtures, the contents being 
unknown to the student. It is a prescribed study in the 
Junior year, and required for the B.S. degree. The work 
is not confined to mere test-tube exercises, but is the sub- 
ject of regular quizzes. The course will extend through 
. the third quarter. 

Two hours. (Wednesday afternoon.) 

Text Book — Qualitative Analysis (Muter). 
Reference Books — Newth, Fresenius, Steiglitz. 
2. Practical Organic Chemistry. 

The preceding course will be followed during the last quar- 
ter with a course in the preparation and purification of 
organic substances, or in Sanitary and Applied Chemistry 



DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY 75 

Text-Book — Cohen, Holleman, Bailey. 

(c) General Chemistry. 

(Advanced Course — This course is intended to supplement 
course I (a). Some phase of advanced chemistry — theo- 
retical, industrial, or physical, will be taught. A brief 
study of historical chemistry will be included. This course 
is elective in the Junior year, and is designed for those 
who would know more of chemistry than is possible in 
the Sophomore year. 

The course will be varied from time to time, as may be 
needed. 

Lectures and recitations, two hours. (Friday.) 

Text and Reference Books — Inorganic Chemistry (Remsen, 
Smith, Holleman), Physical Chemistry (Jones, Walker), His- 
tory of Chemistry (Venabel.) 

III. (a) Organic Chemistry. 

A practical course in advanced organic Chemistry, including 
the preparation of coal tar products, as dyes, remedies, 
etc., with a few determinations of vapor density and mole- 
cular weight. 

Text-Books — Gattermann, Fischer, Holleman. 
(b) Quantitative Analysis. 

A course in gravimetric and volumetric analysis, for which 
a special laboratory room is furnished, with modern desks 
and apparatus. 

Text-Books — Clowes and Coleman, Mahin, Addyman. 
Reference Books — Fresenius, Sutton, Talbot. 

Both of these courses are given during the Senior year, and 
are elective for all degrees. Four hours (Thursday and Friday.) 

Finally, it should be said that in the chemical laboratory 
text-books will be dispensed with as far as possible. The stu- 
dent will be taught to feel that the substances and apparatus 
around him are his alphabet. The teacher is constantly on hand 
to question and suggest, and in other ways to stimulate thought- 
fulness. 



76 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

Library copies of Watts' Revised Dictionary, Thorp's Ap- 
plied Chemistry, Roscoe and Schorlemmer's Treatise, Allen's 
Commercial Organic Analysis, Journal of the American Chemi- 
cal Society, and other works, are on hand for reference. In 
both Junior and Senior courses some laboratory work will be 
required outside the regular schedule. 

A gold medal is offered by Mr. Marvin Geiger for general 
excellence in scholarship in Chemistry during the Sophomore 
year. 

Master's Degree. 

In the post-graduate work in this department, 200 hours of 
laboratory work in the subject are required. 

Courses are offered as follows: (a) The Analysis of Pot- 
able and Mineral Waters, and such mineral products as Iron 
Ores, Gypsum, Phosphate, Marl, Fire Clay, and Limestone, (b) 
An advanced course in accurate Quantitative Analysis, and mole- 
cular weight determinations, (c) A course in the preparation 
and analysis of Organic Substances, including food analysis and 
cotton seed products, (d) A course in Theoretical, Physiological 
and Historical Chemistry. 

Text-Books — Examination of Water (Leffmann, Mason) ; Quan- 
tative Analysis (Clowes and Coleman) ; Organic Prepara- 
tion (Gattermann) ; Food Inspection (Leach). 

Reading Course. 

Theoretical Chemistry (Remsen) ; Physical Chemistry 
(Jones) ; Industrial Chemistry (Thorp) ; Development of 
Organic Chemistry ( Schorl emmer) ; History of Chemistry 
(Meyer); Physiological Chemistry (Halliburton); Sources 
and Modes of Infection (Chapin). 

In addition, a satisfactory examination must be passed oq 
work assigned. 

The courses outlined are for major subjects, and for minors 
each will be reduced one-half. 



DEPARTMENT OP EDUCATION 77 

IV. THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. 
PROFESSOR NOBLE. 

The courses here offered are for the special benefit of stu 
dents preparing for the profession of teaching, and have been 
approved by the State Board of Examiners of Mississippi. Can- 
didates for the bachelor's degree who present nine hours of 
work selected from this department as a part of the requirement 
for graduation, will be given, in addition to the diploma, a cer- 
tificate which will entitle them to Professional License without 
examination in this State. The courses are open to Sophomores, 
Juniors, and Seniors, and to Freshmen who secure special per- 
mission of the faculty. 

Before registering for courses, students should consult with 
the head of the department and indicate whether they are pre- 
paring to become teachers of special subjects, principals, or 
superintendents. The courses selected should be in line with 
the work which the prospective teacher expects to pursue after 
leaving college. 

The attention of teachers residing in Jackson and neighbor- 
ing towns is called to the opportunity of securing a renewal of 
the State License by taking our special two-hour course for 
local teachers. During the past session this course consisted 
of lectures and discussions of method, or practically a repetition 
of courses 4 and 5. 

I. History and Education. 

This course traces the development of educational thought 
and practice from the beginnings in primitive times, into the 
several movements and tendencies of the present. Instruction 
will be given with a view to interpreting present aims, ideals 
and practices in the light of past experience. Recitations, lec- 
tures, and reports on parallel readings. First term, three hours. 

II. History of Modern Elementary Education. 

A study of social conditions, educational theory, and school 
practices with special reference to the development of modern 
elementary education. Recitations, lectures, and reports on par- 
allel readings. Second term, three hours. 



78 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

•III. Elements of Psychology. 

A brief but comprehensive survey of Psychology from the 
point of view of human behavior. This course is required of all 
students who expect to receive Professional License. Readings, 
lectures, and reports. Three hours, first term. 

IV. Educational Psychology. 

A study of mental development and the psychological basis 
of educational theory and practice. Experimental work along 
statistical lines will form a part of the course. Lectures, dis- 
cussions, and reports. Three hours, second term. 

V. Principles of Method. 

The following topics will receive attention: Methods of 
learning involved in the various school subjects; factors de- 
termining the selection and arrangement of subject matter; 
how to secure interest and attention, and provide for individual 
differences. Readings, lectures, and discussions. Two hours, 
first term. 

VI. Training for Citizenship. 

In this course it is proposed to train teachers to establish 
in the minds of children the ideals of democracy and the con- 
ception of the duties of citizenship. The formation of socially 
valuable habits, the civic value of the several school subjects ; 
and the participation of children in social activities, are topics 
that will receive attention. Two hours, second term. 

VII. The Organization and Administration of Schools. 

A practical course in which the Mississippi school system 
is compared with neighboring school systems. Topics which 
will receive particular emphasis are: Consolidation; the sup- 
port and maintenance of schools; the county unit of organiza- 
tion; adaptation of the school to local needs. Reports, investi- 
gations, discussions. Three hours, first term. 

VIII. Principles of Secondary Education. 

The aim and scope of secondary education is considered, 
also the efficient organization of the high school; the rural high 



*See Philosophy I, page 86. 



DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH 79 

school curriculum ; the school as a social center ; the application 
of general principles to the high school situation in Mississippi. 
Readings, reports, and discussions. Three hours, second term. 

IX. The Teaching of English. 

A practical course for students preparing to become teachers 
of English. The organization of the high school English course; 
methods of teaching literature; high school composition. Lec- 
tures, and practical demonstrations. Two hours, first term. 

X. The Teaching of Latin. 

A course in the teaching of Caesar, Cicero, and Vergil; 
Latin grammar and syntax. Two hours, second term. (See 
Latin V, page 71.) 

V. THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH. 

PROFESSOR KERN. 

MISS MOORE. 

I. Freshman English. 

A rapid but thorough review of the essentials of English 
composition in which emphasis is placed upon clearness and 
correctness. Daily and weekly exercises are required through- 
out year. During the spring term selections from Poe and Haw- 
thorne are studied in class. Parallel reading is assigned 
throughout the year. Required of all Freshmen. Three hours. 
(College credit in English will not be given for secondary work.) 
Text-Books — MacCracken and Sandison, Manual of Good Eng- 
lish; Lomer and Ashmun, The Study and Practice of Writing 
English; Poe, Poems and Tales (Trent); Poe, Prose Tales; 
Hawthorne, Twice Told Tales (Herrick-Bruere). Parallel read- 
ing: Democracy Today (Gauss); Palmer, Self Cultivation in 
English and the Glory of the Imperfect; Russell, Poems; Wallace, 
Ben Hur; Stevenson, Selections (Canby-Pierce). 

II. Sophomore English. 

The object of this course is to give the student a general 
view of the history and development of English literature from 
the Old English period to the present, preparatory to the study 
of special periods and topics. Parallel with the study of the 
history of English literature, selected poems and essays are 



80 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

studied in class. Four novels are assigned as parallel reading. 
During the spring term a short course in Shakespeare is given 
in which emphasis is laid on plot and character development. 
Required of all Sophomores. Three hours. 

Text Books — Moody and Lovett, History of English Liter- 
ature; Pancoast, Standard English Poems; Stevenson, Essays; 
Hamlet; Macbeth. Parallel Reading: Kingsley, Westward Ho; 
Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities; Thackeray, Henry Esmond; Rice, 
The College and the Future. 

III. Junior English. 

During the fall term the essentials of Old English grammar 
and phonology are taught by means of text-books and lectures, 
and selections from Old English prose and poetry are read. This 
is followed by a short course in Middle English in which the 
life and works of Chaucer are studied. In the spring term a 
study is made of the history of the English language and of 
modern English words and their uses. Required of all A.B. 
students; elective for B.S. students. Three hours. 

Text-Books — Smith, Old English Grammar; Chaucer, The 
Prologue, Knight's Tale, and Nun's Priest's Tale (Mather); The 
Pardoner's Tale, etc., (Skeat); Krapp, Modern English. Par- 
allel reading: Bulwer-Lytton, Harold; Kingsley, Hereward the 
Wake. 

IV. Senior English. 

The work for the session of 1918-19 will be the short story. 
During the first term the class will study the short stories 
of Poe, Hawthorne, Maupassant, Kipling and O. Henry. Short 
stories by other writers will be assigned as parallel reading. 
The theory of the short story will be studied in the second term. 
Exercises in criticism and in the writing of the short story will 
be assigned throughout the year. Elective for all students. 
Two hours. 

Text-Books — Grabo, The Art of the Short Story; Williams, A 
Handbook on Short Story Writing; Baker, The Contemporary 
Short Story; Sherman, Book of Short Stories; Smith, Short 
Stories Old and New. 



DEPARTMENT OP GEOLOGY AND BIOLOGY 81 

VI. THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND BIOLOGY. 

PROFESSOR SULLIVAN. 
PROFESSOR HARRELL. 
A portion of the second floor of Webster Science Hall Is 
occupied by this department. The Museum contains about 300 
minerals collected from various parts of the world, 200 speci- 
mens of rock presented by the United States Geological Survey, 
a fine cabinet of 300 minerals and rocks presented by the Wom- 
an's College of Baltimore, and a fine collection of Mississippi 
rocks and fossils, all thoroughly indexed. The excellence of the 
latter is yearly increased by donations from friends of the Col- 
lege, and a collection made by the Senior Class. 

GEOLOGY. 

PROFESSOR SULLIVAN. 

I. (a) Mineralogy and Lithologic Geology. 

This includes a study of mineral species, crystalline forms, 
Chemical composition, occurrence and uses, with a di- 
scription of the kind and arrangement of rock masses. 
First term (first half) . 

(b) Physiographic and Dynamic Geology. 

This portion of the course embraces the study of physiogra- 
phic features and processes, the mechanical and chemical 
effects of the atmosphere, water, heat, and of life. Spe- 
cial attention will be given to some phase of the subject, 
as the work of glaciers, of volcanoes. First term (second 
half). 

II. Historical Geology. 

In addition to general historical geology, some attention will 
be given to economic products and to paleontology. See- 
on term. 

Course I is a prescribed study in the Senior year for the 
B.S. degree. The college museum and the private museum 
of the head of the department afford minerals and fossils for 
class study. 

Several geological expeditions regularly made in the fall 
and spring to localities easily accessible from Jackson, give the 



82 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

class a practical conception of this kind of surveying. The 
College is fortunate in being located in the midst of a region 
that is quite varied in geological character. Occasionally the 
faculty grants a week's leave of absence on trips to more dis- 
tant parts. In the last month of the year Hilgard's Geology of 
Mississippi and annual reports of the Smithsonian Institution 
and of the United States Geological Survey, are used with the 
class. 

Lectures and recitations, two hours. (Tuesday and Thurs- 
day). 

Text-Books — College Geology (Chamberlain and Salisbury), Con- 
servation of Our Natural Resources (Van Hise). 

Reference Books — Manual of Geology (Dana) ; Text-book of 
Geology (Chamberlain and Salisbury); Minerals (Dana); 
Reports; Physiography (Salisbury); Text-book of Geology 
(Geike) ; Volcanoes (Bonney) ; Introduction to Geology 
(Scott); Journal of Geology; Economic Geology (Reis); 
Paleontology (Zittel). 

The Master's Degree. 
Graduate work as a minor subject is offered in Geology, and 
some regular field or laboratory work will be required. An ex- 
amination must be passed upon a course of reading, as follows: 
Chamberlain and Salisbury's Text-book of Geology; Geike's 
Text-book of Geology; Tarr's Economic Geology of the 
United States; Conservation of Our Natural Resources (Van 
Hise) ; Hilgard's Geology of Mississippi. Selected articles in 
Geological Reports; Physiography (Salisbury); Paleonto- 
logy (Zittel). 

BIOLOGY. 
PROFESSOR HARRELL. 
I. General Biology. 

An elective course is offered in the Junior year, including 
general work in Botany and Zoology. This course will be 
of value as preparatory work to the work in Geology. It is 
aimed to enhance the value of the course by microscopic 
work. Two hours. 



DEPARTMENT OF GERMAN 83 

II. Biology. 

This course will embrace General Bacteriology and can be 
taken only by those who have finished Biology I. Its pur- 
pose is to acquaint the student with some of the problems 
that confront the practical bacteriologist and to give him 
some practice in examining milk and water. Two hours. 

Text-Books — General Zoology (Linville and Kelly) ; Principles of 
Botany (Bergen and Davis) ; Bacteriology (Moore, Buc- 
hanan) . 

VII. THE DEPARTMENT OF GERMAN. 
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR HAMILTON. 

The regular work in German begins with Course I, but for 
the benefit of those students who have not been able to maka 
the required preparation in this subject, a preparatory course 
(Course A) is offered. This course, if taken under the super- 
vision of the College and not used as an entrance unit, may be 
used as a Junior or Senior elective. When thus used it counts 
two hours toward graduation. But all classes in German meet 
three times a week, unless otherwise specified. For entrance. 
Course I will count as two units, provided the student makes a 
grade of not less than 80. 

For graduation six hours of college work in German, French, 
or Spanish may be substituted for Greek in the A.B. course. In 
the B.S. course six additional hours of modern languages may 
be substituted for Latin, classes in the three languages offered 
being interchangeable, hour for hour. But a student should 
consult the professors in charge before so planning his course 
as to include more than two modern languages. Any course 
not otherwise counted may be used as an elective. 

Course A. 

Text-Books — Allen and Phillipson, A First German Grammar; 

Storm, Immensee; Zschokke, Der Zerbrochene Krug; Heyse, 

L'Arrabiata. 

Course I. 

Text-Books — Thomas, A Practical German Grammar; Revised; 
Chiles, Prose Composition; Gerstaecker; Germelshausen; 



84 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

Schiller, Wilhelm Tell; Freytag, Die Journalisten. For par- 
allel reading; Schiller, Die Jungfrau von Orleans; Ernst, 
Flachsmann als Erzieher. 

Course II. — Lessing, Minna von Barnhelra; Freytag, Soil und 
Haben; Heine, Die Harzreise; Goethe Herrmann und Doro- 
thea; Sudermann, Frau Sorge, or Der Katzensteg, Haupt- 
mann, Die Versunkene Glocke; Holzwarth, German Litera- 
ture, Land and People; Berry, Germany of the Germans. 

Course III — Lessing, Nathan der Weise; Goethe, Sesenheim; 
Goethe, Gotz von Berchlingen; Schiller, Maria Stuart, and 
Cabale und Lieze; Thomas, A History of German Literature. 
Other works by Classic and Romantic writers will be given 
as parallel reading. 

VIII. DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS. 

PROSESSOR MITCHELL. 
MR. JOYCE. 

Prescribed Courses. 
I. (a) Algebra. 

Graphical methods, theory of exponents, the quadratic equa- 
tion, ratio and proportion, mathematical induction, the 
binomial theoren, complex numbers, theory of equations, 
partial fractions, and logarithms. Three hours per week, 
one term. Required of all candidates for degrees. 

Text — Fite's College Algebra. 

I. (b) Trigonometry. 

Measurement of angles, trigonometric functions, trigonom- 
etric analysis and equations, applications to algebra and 
geometry. Elements of Spherical Trigonometry. Three 
hours per week, one term. Required of all candidates for 
degrees. 

Text — Hun and Mclnnis' Elements of Trigonometry. 

II. Analytic Geometry — Co-ordinate systems, equations and 
their graphs; geometry of the line, and the conic sections, 



DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY AND HISTORY 85 

transformations of co-ordinates, tangents and normals, poles 
and polars. Elements of Geometry of Space. Three hours 
per week, two terms. Required of all candidates for de- 
grees. 

Text— Smith and Gale's New Analytic Geometry. 

III. Differential and Integral Calculus. — Differentiation and in- 
tegration of algebraic and transcendental functions. Ap- 
plications to Algebra, Geometry, Physics, and Mechanics. 
Three hours per week, two terms. Required of all candi- 
dates for the B.S. degree. 

Text — Davis' Calculus. 

Elective Courses. 
Advanced courses in mathematics are varied from year to 
year. During the year 1917-18 a three-hour course in Vector 
Analysis with Applications was given. For the year 1918-19 the 
following courses are offered which may be taken as undergrad- 
uate electives or as postgraduate work: 

IV. Mathematical Ananlysis. — A second course in the calculus. 
The material of this course is largely drawn from Goursat- 
Hedrick's Mathematical Analysis, Vol. I. 

V. Analytical Geometry (Advanced). This course presents the 
elements of propective Geometry analytically considered. 

VI. Mechanics. An elementary course in statics and dynamics 
of a particle and rigid bodies. 

IX. THE DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY AND HISTORY. 
PROFESSOR LIN. 

*PHILOSOPHY. 

The required courses in Philosophy are designed to give an 
intelligent view of the constitution of the mind, and to indicate 
the conditions of all valid thought. Only what is fundamental 
will be considered, and with that in view courses in Psychology, 
Logic,, and Ethics are required of all candidates for degrees. 



•Courses in Philosophy not open to Freshmen or Sophomores. 



86 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

In addition to these a course in the History of Philosophy will 
be offered, which will be elective for all students fitted to take 
it. In this, course a comprehensive view will be given of the 
results offered by the most noted thinkers who have attempted 
to frame a consistent theory of the material and the spiritual 
world. 

*l. Elements of Psychology. 

Three hours a week. First term. Required of all Juniors. 

II. Logic. 

Three hours a week. First Term. Required of all Seniors. 

Text-Books — Elements of Deductive Logic (Davis) ; Elements 
of Inductive Logic (Davis). 

III. Ethics. 

Three hours a week, Second Term. Required of all Seniors. 

Text-Book — Elements of Ethics (Davis). 

IV. History of Philosophy. 

Two hours a week. Elective for all Seniors. 

Text-Book — Student's History of Philosophy (Rogers). 

HISTORY. 

In the courses in history two things will be kept in view. 
Students will be required to acquaint themselves with the sig- 
nificant facts in the development of the nations studied, and 
to learn why these facts are considered significant. As far as 
possible, the casual connection between historical events will 
be indicated, emphasis being laid on the idea that history is 
a record of the continuous development of the human race, 
whose growing self-consciousness manifests itself in the pro- 
gressive organization of its moral and intellectual ideals into 
laws and customs. 

In order to understand each people or nation studied, ac- 
count will be taken of its literature, its religious and social in- 



*See Education III, page 78. 



DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY AND HISTORY 87 

stitutions, its economic conditions, and the organization of its 
government. 

^Entrance credits for the two units in history will be re- 
quired for entrance to this department. One of these must be 
in Ancient History, listed as "History A" in the "Entrance Re- 
quirements" printed in this Register. 

I. 

Three hours a week. Required of all Freshmen. 

In this course the connection between the ancient world 
and the middle ages will be traced. Also an attempt Will bo 
made to show the origin of modern ideas in mediaeval times, 
and to gain a comprehensive view of the beginnings of modern 
European states. The supplementary reading is designed to 
complete the transition to modern society. 

Text-Books — Mediaeval and Modern Times (Robinson) ; Read- 
ings in European History (Robinson), Abridged Edition. 

II. 

Three hours a week. Required for B.A. Juniors. 

In this course especial stress will be laid on Modern His- 
tory and present-day problems. An attempt will be made to 
show how the problems and ideals of modern nations grew out 
of their past history, and how they are affected by international 
relations. This will be done as a preparation for the study ot 
the governmental institutions of our own and other countries, 
and as the basis of a correct understanding of the questions 
now engaging civilized nations. 

Text Books — Political and Social History of Modern Europe 
(Hayes). 

III. 

Elective for Seniors. Two hours a week. 
A course in contemporary history will be offered in alter- 
nate years. Offered in 1918-1919. 

Text-Books — The New Map of Europe (Gibbons) ; Pan-German 
ism (Usher); America among the Nations (Powers). 



88 • MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

In alternate years a course will be offered in United States 
history. Offered in 1919-1920. 

Text-Books — Bassett's Short History of the United States; Sup- 
plementary readings. 

X. THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY. 
PROFESSOR HARRELL. 

The course in this department consists of two years of 
physics and one year of astronomy. Besides a general lecture 
room on the second floor of Science Hall, a room provided with 
laboratory tables, and supplied with water, gas, and electricity, 
is devoted to experimental physics. 

Entrance credit for at least one Carnegie unit in Natural 
Science is required for admission to this department, also a 
knowledge of Mathematics through Plane Trigonometry. 

PHYSICS. 
I. (a) General Physics. 

This course embraces a study of the principles of mechanics 
sound, heat, light, magnetism, and electricity, and is a 
required study in the Junior year for all degrees. The 
work will be conducted by lectures, recitations, and ex- 
periments before the class. 

Two hours (Tuesday and Thursday.) 
Text-Book — College Physics (Reed and Guthe). 
(b) Experimental Physics. 

A course in laboratory experiments accompanied by lectures 
will be required in connection with the course in General 
Physics. A separate room is furnished with work tables, 
and each student provided with apparatus for performing 
carefully selected experiments. 

Two hours (Friday). 

Text-Book — A manual of Experiments in Physics (Ames and 
Bliss). 



DEPARTMENT OF ROMANCE LANGUAGE 89 

II. Advanced Physics. 

This course will be varied as the needs suggest, and is 
elective in the Senior year for all degrees. It is designed 
that this class especially shall keep in touch with th9 
scientific progress of the day. The course during 1918-19 
will be devoted to a further study of Light and Sound. 
Two hours. 

Text-Book — Light and Sound (Franklin and MacNutt). 

ASTRONOMY. 

This course embodies a general survey of Astronomical facts 
and principles, and is required in the Senior year for the B.S. 
degree. Frequent use of the six-inch equatorial telescope of the 
James Observatory adds interest to the study. A brief course 
in the history of Astronomy will be required. Two hours. 

Text-Books — Introduction to Astronomy, Revised (Moulton) ; 
History of Astronomy (Berry). 

Only those who have taken Junior Physics may take this 
course. 

The Master's Degree. 

In Physics the courses offered are measurements (a) me- 
chanics, heat, and electricity; (b) General Physics, including a 
special study of some selected phase of the subject. 

Text-Books — Peddie's Physics, Thompson's Electricity and Mag- 
netism, Cajori's History of Physics, Glazebrook's Heat and 
Light, Stewart's Conservation of Energy, Watson's Physics. 
In Astronomy the course will be devoted wholly to Prac- 
tical Astronomy. 

XI. THE DEPARTMENT OF ROMANCE LANGUAGES. 

PROFESSOR BURTON. 

This department offers courses in French and Spanish. 
The regular work in French begins with Course I, but for the 
benefit of those who have not been able to fulfill the entrance 
requirements in this subject before entering college, a prepara- 
tory course (Course A) is offered. This course, when taken 



90 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

under the supervision of the College and not counted as an 
entrance unit, may be used as a two hour Junior or Senior 
elective. Classes meet three hours a week. For entrance. 
Course I will count as two units, provided the student makes 
a grade of not less than 80. 

For graduation six hours of college work in French or Ger- 
man are accepted as a substitute for Greek in the A.B. course. 
In the B.S. course six hours of French, Spanish, or German are 
required, and six additional hours may be substituted for Latin, 
classes in these three languages being interchangeable, hour for 
hour. A student should, however, consult the professors in 
charge before planning his course so as to include more than 
two modern languages. Any course, not already counted, maj 
be used as a Junior or Senior elective. 

FRENCH. 
Course A. 

A beginner's course, covering Part I of Fraser and Squair, 
French Grammar, along with the reading of simple texts. Spe- 
cial attention will be paid to the acquirement of an accurate 
pronunciation and to the training of the ear by the taking of 
simple French from dictation. The classroom activities and wall 
pictures are used as a basis for conversation. Sight reading is 
stressed in the latter part of the year. The class will be taught 
in sections so that the student may receive more individual at- 
tention. 

Course I. 

The methods of Course A will be continued according to the 
needs and aptitudes of the class. Part II of Fraser and Squair, 
French Grammar will be completed, with further drill on the 
irregular verbs and with weekly compositions. The greater por- 
tion of the time will be devoted to the careful reading of texts 
from nineteenth century prose fiction and drama. 

Course II. 

Extensive reading in class and in parallel assignments, with 
special stress laid on the literary side of the works. The first 
term will be devoted to the seventeenth century in order to give 
the student some first-hand knowledge of the Golden Age of 



DEPARTMENT OF ROMANCE LANGUAGE 91 

French Literature. The plays of Corneille, Moliere, and Racine 
will be read along with selections from the most important of 
the prose writers. Special emphasis will be laid on the social 
and political setting and on the literary ideals of the age. 

The second term will be devoted to the study of the novel 
and short story of the Realistic and Naturalistic schools of the 
nineteenth Century. 

Strachey's Landmarks in French Literature, supplemented 
by lectures and by assignments from Lanson's Historie de la 
Literature Francaise, will serve to give the student a general 
idea of the development of French literature. 

Course III. 

French Romanticism. Henning's Representative Lyrics of 
the Nineteenth Century will be used as a basis of the course. 
In addition will be read prose or dramatic works of Chateau- 
briand, Lamartine, Hugo, Musset, and Gautier. 

One hour of this course may, at the discretion of the class, 
be devoted to advance composition and conversation. 

SPANISH. 

In as much as only two years of Spanish can be offered, the 
courses are more advanced and both are ranked as college 
classes. Admission to Course I will be restricted to Juniors and 
Seniors in college, or to students who have completed one year 
of modern language study. Under no condition will a student 
be permitted to begin French and Spanish the same year. Two 
entrance units in Spanish will be required for admission to 
Course II. 

Course I. 

A beginner's course in grammar and reading. The class 
will be conducted along the same lines as the French work 
DeVitis, Spanish Grammar will be used in 1917-18. 

Course II. 

Review of Syntax and verb forms with weekly prose compos 
tion. Reading of nineteenth century prose fiction and drami, 
with some work in commercial Spanish if the class desires it 
DeVitis, Spanish Grammar; Umphrey, Spanish Prose Composi- 
tion. 



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XII. THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES. 

PROFESSOR NOBLE. 

PROFESSOR LIN. 

The aim of this department will be rather to do well a small 
amount of work than to cover a large field. Courses in Eco- 
nomics, Political Science, and Sociology will be offered. While 
these are elementary in their scope and nature, they will serve 
as a sound basis for further study in these subjects, and will 
be useful to those who seek to understand and improve our 
financial, political, and social life and institutions. 

ECONOMICS. 
PROFESSOR NOBLE. 
A comprehensive survey of the field is undertaken, dwelling 
particularly upon the laws governing the production and con- 
sumption of wealth, business organization, wages and labor, rent, 
interest, etc. Recitations, readings, and discussions. Two hours, 
both terms. 

SOCIOLOGY. 

PROFESSOR NOBLE. 
The fundamentals of this science will receive due attention 
during the first term. During the second term, attention will 
be concentrated upon the social problems which confront the 
Southern people in particular. A statistical investigation of 
social conditions in a Mississippi community will constitute a 
part of the course. Readings, discussions, and lectures. Two 
hours, both terms. 

POLITICAL SCIENCE. 
PROFESSOR LIN. 
During the First Term the origin of modern government 
in Europe and America will be considered historically. In the 
Second Term a brief course on International Law will be given. 

Text-Books — The State (Wilson). Outlines of International 
Law (Stockton). 



DEPARTMENT OF COLLEGE EXTENSION 93 

XIII. DEPARTMENT OF COLLEGE EXTENSION. 

PROFESSOR KEY, 

PROFESSOR NOBLE, 

PROFESSOR HARRELL, 

Committee of the Faculty. 

The purpose of the Extension Department is to bring the 
College into closer touch with the community. It is the means 
by which the College hopes to widen the range of its usefulness 
to the people of Mississippi. It is our belief that the College 
should be content not merely with dispensing information to 
those who have the means to come regularly under our tuition, 
but that it should in various ways extend its advantages to the 
homes of people in all parts of the state. The Department 
desires to communicate with any who wish to offer suggestion? 
as to how we may be of greater service to the people beyond 
our walls. 

Activities of the Extension Department. 

I. We have co-operated with the high schools of the state 
by encouraging the organization of literary societies. We have 
published and circulated a list of questions for debate with 
references and information, and drafted a model constitution 
for use in high school societies. Our activity was instrumental 
in the establishment of a number of societies in various schools 
We have also provided judges and referees for high school 
athletic contests. 

II. We have co-operated with communities by providing 
public lectures by our faculty members under the auspices of 
schools, clubs, and churches. 

III. Four Extension classes for the benefit of the people 
of Jackson have been organized and conducted by members of 
the faculty. 

1. The Department of Education through Professor Noble 
has conducted a special course in elementary school methods 
and management for the benefit of Jackson teachers. Seventy 
teachers in two years have thus received training while in serv- 
ice. More than twenty have used the course as a means of 
securing a renewal of their licenses. 



94 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

2. A demand came from the ladies of the community for 
instruction in Biblical literature, and Doctor Watkins organized 
and conducted a class of ladies in this study. 

3. War work activities have interested in one way or an- 
other nearly all members of the faculty. The Extension Depart- 
ment sensed a demand of the men subject to draft for training 
along special lines and organized classes to meet the need. 

Professor Harrell conducted for six weeks a course in wire- 
less signalling. About twenty-five students were enrolled, and 
one was sent immediately into service as a wireless operator. 

Professor Burton successfully conducted a course in French 
for Soldiers in which thirty men received instruction. 



THE SUMMER SCHOOL. 

June 10 to August 10, 1918. 

The Summer School has been more thoroughly organized, 
and will be conducted by Professors G. L. Harrell and D. 
M. Key. 

Courses will be offered in Astronomy, Education, Greek, 
Latin, Mathematics, Physics, and in other subjects as they may 
be arranged with the Heads of the Departments concerned. 

The charges for these courses will be at the rate of $20.00 
for one course, and $30.00 for two courses, payable in advance. 
There will be an incidental fee of $1.00 for each student regis- 
tering for work. In laboratory courses the regular laboratory 
fee of the College will be charged. 

Credit in the College will be allowed for five hours of new 
work, for six hours of old work, or for three hours of old work 
and three hours of new work. 

Detailed Statement of Courses. 

Astronomy Professor Harrell 

The course in this subject will consist of the study of the 
general principles of Astronomy as contained in Young's Manual 
of Astronomy, together with frequent use of the instruments in 
the James Observatory. 

Physics Professor Harrell 

This course will be the equivalent of that offered in the 
College during the regular session. 

Education Professor Harrell 

These courses will be arranged upon consultation with the 
Instructor concerned. 

Latin Professor Key 

1. Vergil's Aeneid; Bennett's Grammar; Prose Composi- 
tion. The Freshman course as given during the regular session. 

2. A course in methods of teaching High School Latin. 
Especially designed for teachers and prospective teachers in 
high schools. 



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Greek Professor Key 

Xenophon's Anabasis. Review of Grammar. Practice in 

sight translation. The second year course as given during the 

regular session. 

Credit will be given in the College for the courses in Greek 

as Freshman work, or as Junior Electives. 

Mathematics Professor Harrell 

1. Elementary Algebra to Quadratics. One Course. This 
will count as one unit for college entrance credit. 

2. Plane Geometry. One Course. This will count as one 
unit for college entrance credit. 

3. Algebra and Geometry; Quadratics and beyond, and 
Solid Geometry. This will count as one unit for college entrance 
credit. One Course. 

4. College Algebra. One Course. 

5. Plane Trigonometry. One Course. 

If Courses 4 and 5 are taken as review they may be taken 
jointly. Three hours college credit allowed. 

For further information, address 

PROFESSOR G. L. HARRELL, 
812 Arlington Avenue, 
Jackson, Mississippi. 



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DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL EDUCATION. 

ALEXANDER FARRAR WATKINS, A.B., D.D. 
President. 

J. REESE LIN, M.A., 
Secretary. 

JOHN MAGRUDER SULLIVAN, A.M., Ph.D., 
Treasurer. 

♦EDWARD MAYES, LL.D., 
Dean. 

For fourteen and a half years Professor of Law in the State 

University. 

ALBERT HALL WHITFIELD, LL.D., 
Professor. 

Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; for three and a 
half years Professor of Law in the State University. 

SYDNEY SMITH, 
Professor. 

Chief-Justice Mississippi Supreme Court. 

The work of the school will be distributed between the in- 
structors as follows: 

1. PROFESSOR WHITFIELD— The Law of Evidence; Crim- 
inal Law; Criminal Procedure; Law of Corporations; Con- 
stitutional Law; Federal Courts, Jurisdiction and Practice; 
Conflict of Laws; the Law of Real Property. 

2. PROFESSOR SMITH— The Law of Pleading and Practice; 
Personal Property; Commercial Law; Contracts; Torts; 
Statute Law; Equity Jurisprudence; Equity Pleading; 
Practice. 



♦Deceased. 



THE LAW SCHOOL. 

GENERAL INFORMATION. 

In the original foundation of Millsaps College it was de- 
signed by its promoters to establish, in due season, and when 
the success of the Literary Department should be assured, a 
Department of Professional Education, embodying a Law and a 
Theological School. 

In the year 1896, the time came, when, in the judgment of 
the Trustees, it was possible and proper to establish the Law 
Department. Accordingly, they directed that at the beginning of 
the next session, the doors of the institution should be opened 
for the students of Law, and Professor Edward Mayes was en- 
gaged to take the active control and instruction of that class. 

Our Law School was not, even then, in any sense an ex- 
periment. Before the step was determined on, a respectable 
class was already secured for the first session. Doctor Mayes 
came to us with fourteen years' experience as law professor 
in the State University, and with a reputation for ability and 
skill as an instructor which was thoroughly established. He 
had already secured the assistance of a number of most ac- 
complished lawyers, who promised to deliver occasional lectures, 
thus adding greatly to the interest and variety of instruction 
offered. 

The total attendance during the first year was twenty-eight, 
of whom fifteen were classed as Seniors. At the expiration of 
the college year fifteen students presented themselves to the 
Hon. H. C. Conn, Chancellor, presiding over the Chancery Court, 
for examination for license to practice law in conformity with 
the requirements of the Annotated Code of 1892. They were 
subjected to a rigid written examination in open court, and 
their answers were, as the law directs, forwarded by the Chan- 
cellor to the Supreme Judges. Every applicant passed the or- 
deal successfully and received his license. We are now closing 
the twenty-first annual session of our Law School, and no student 
has failed in any year to pass the examination and receive his 
license. The change in 1917 from an examination by the Chan- 



100 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

cellor to one by a Board of Law Examiners has in no wise 
altered the result. Any student who is prepared to take the 
course and will apply himself is fully equipped for the examina- 
tion. We now have two hundred and ninety-seven graduates. 

The nature of the examination passed, being held by the 
Board in its official character, puts beyond question or cavil 
the genuineness of that result. We do not ask our patrons, or 
those who contemplate becoming our patrons, to accept any 
statement of our own. The finding and the statement are those 
of the Judicial Department of the State; and every law graduate 
of Millsaps College stands before the world endorsed, not by 
the College alone, which is much, but also by the State itself, 
speaking through its Board of Law Examiners. This is more 
than can be said for any other young lawyer in the State. None 
others have such a double approval as a part of their regular 
course. 

The location of the school at Jackson enables the managers 
to offer the students extraordinary advantages in addition to 
the institution itself. Here is located the strongest bar in the 
State, whose management of their cases in courts and whose 
arguments will furnish an invaluable series of object lessons 
and an unfailing fountain of instruction to the students. Here 
also are located courts of all kinds known in the State, em- 
bracing not only the ordinary Municipal and the Circuit and 
Chancery Courts, but also the United States Court and the 
Supreme Court. Thus, the observant student may follow the 
history and course of cases in actual litigation from the lower 
tribunal to the highest, and observe in their practical operation 
the nice distinction between the State and Federal jurisdiction 
and practice. Here also is located the extensive and valuable 
State Law Library, unequalled in the State, the privileges of 
which each student may enjoy without cost. Here, too, where 
the Legislature convenes every second year, the student has an 
opportunity, without absenting himself from his school, to wit- 
ness the deliberations of that body and observe the passage of 
the laws which, in after life, he may be called upon to study 
and apply. Thus he acquires a knowledge of the methods and 
practice of legislation. 



THE LAW SCHOOL 101 

Applicants for admission to the Junior class must be at 
least nineteen years of age; those for admission to the Senior 
class must be at least twenty. Students may enter the Junior 
class without any preliminary examination, a good English ele- 
mentary education being all that is required. Students may 
enter the Senior class upon satisfactory examination on the 
matter of the Junior course or its equivalent. No student will 
be graduated on less than five months of actual attendance in 
the school. 

Each student will be required to present satisfactory cer- 
tificate of good moral character. 

Each student will be required to pay a tuition fee upon en- 
trance of sixty dollars, for the session's instruction. No rebate 
of this fee will be made, because a student may desire to at- 
tend for a period of less than a full session. 

Course of Study. 

The full course of study will consist of two years, the 
Junior and Senior, each comprising forty weeks, five exercises 
per week. 

The instruction will consist mainly of daily examination of 
the students on lessons assigned in standard text-books. Formal 
written lectures will not be read. The law is too abstruse to be 
learned in that way. The professor will accompany the ex- 
amination by running comments upon the text, illustrating and 
explaining it, and showing how the law as therein stood has 
been modified or reversed by recent adjudications and legis- 
lation. 

The course will be carefully planned and conducted so as 
to meet the requirements of the Mississippi law in respect to 
the admission of applicants to practice law, by examination be- 
fore the Chancery Court, and will, therefore, embrace all the 
titles prescribed by law for that examination, viz.: (1) The 
Law of Real Property; (2) The Law of Personal Property; (3) 
The Law of Pleading and Evidence; (4) The Commercial Law; 
(5) The Criminal Law; (6) Chancery and Chancery Pleadings; 
(7) The Statute Law of the State; (8) The Constitution of the 
State, and the Constitution of the United States. 



102 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

The objects set for accomplishment by this school are two: 

First, to prepare young men for examination for license to 
practice law, in such manner as both to ground them thoroughly 
in elementary legal principles and also to prepare them for 
examination for license with assurance of success. 

Secondly, to equip them for actual practice by a higher 
range of legal scholarship than what is merely needed for a 
successful examination for license. Therefore, our course of 
study is so arranged as fully to meet both of these ends. 

The curriculum of the Junior Class will embrace each of 
the eight subjects on which the applicant for license is required 
by the Code to be examined. A careful, detailed, and adequate 
course is followed, so that any student, even though he shall 
never have read any law before coming to us, if he will apply 
himself with reasonable fidelity, can go before the State Board 
of Law Examiners at the expiration of his Junior year, with a 
certainty of success. The preparation of applicants for license 
in one year, will be in short, a specialty of this school. 

When the student shall have completed his Junior year, he 
will have open to him either one of two courses. He may stand 
his examination for license before the State Board of Law Ex- 
aminers, or he may stand his examination before the law pro- 
fessor simply for advancement to the Senior class, if he does 
not care to stand for license at that time. If he shall be ex- 
amined before the State Board of Law Examiners and pass, he 
will be admitted to the Senior class, and of course, without fur- 
ther examination, in case he shall desire to finish his course 
with us and take a degree of Bachelor of Laws. On the other 
hand, if he prefers to postpone his examination for license, he 
can be examined by the professor for advancement merely, and 
stand his test for license at the hands of the court at the end of 
the Senior year. 

As stated above, the Senior year is designed to give to the 
student a broader and deeper culture than is needed only for 
examination for license. It is not, strictly speaking, a post- 
graduate course, since it must be taken before graduation, but 
it is a post-licentiate course, and the degree conferred at its 



THE LAW SCHOOL 103 

conclusion represents that much legal accomplishment in excess 
of the learning needed for license to practice. 

The Senior class is required to attend the recitations of the 
Junior class by way of review, and to he prepared for daily 
questioning on the daily lessons of the Junior class. 

Moot courts will be conducted under the direction of the 
professor in charge, in which the young men will be carefully 
instructed and drilled in the practical conduct of cases. 

LIST OF BOOKS USED. 

Willoughly on Constitutional Law. 

Eaton on Equity. 

Burton's Suits in Equity. 

May's Criminal Law and Procedure. 

McKelvey on Evidence. 

Clark on Corporations. 

Hale on Bailments and Carriers. 

Hughes on Federal Procedure. 

Long's Federal Courts. 

Vance on Insurance. 

Mississippi Code. 

Lawson on Contracts. 

Hale on Torts. 

Burton's Suits in Equity. 

Teidman on Real Property. 

Shipman's Common Law 

Pleading. 
Smith's Personal Property. 

EXPENSES. 

Tuition (payable upon entrance) $60.00 

Contingent fee 5.00 

Lyceum Course fee 1.00 

A student who enters the law class at any time will be 
required to pay the full fee of $66.00. But a student matricu- 
lating during the second term may continue his work in the 
first term of the succeeding session, without being required to 
pay an additional tuition fee. 



MILLSAPS PREPARATORY SCHOOL. 

The Preparatory Department of Millsaps College was re- 
organized in 1911 into a separate school independent of the Col- 
lege in course of study, discipline and general management. 
The home of the Millsaps Preparatory School is Founder's Hall, 
a large three-story brick building, containing the assembly hall, 
class rooms, the dining hall and about fifty dormitory rooms. 
The building is steam heated and equipped with electric lights, 
water-works and all modern conveniences. 

Discipline. 

Regulations suited to the needs of youthful students are 
enforced. Gentlemanly conduct is insisted upon. Students are 
forbidden to go to town at night, except when absolutely neces- 
sary. From 7 to 9:30 at night they are required to assemble 
in the study hall and engage in preparation of lessons. 

Course of Study. 

The course of study is that of the regular four-year high 
school. "Thoroughness" is the watchword. As far as possible, 
individual attention is given to backward and delinquent stu- 
dents. When the course is completed the graduate is prepared 
to enter any college or university in the country, or to begin 
at once the active duties of life. 

EXPENSES. 

Tuition ($20.00 payable upon entrance and $20.00 the first 

of February) $40.00 

Incidental fee 5.00 

Library fee 1.00 

Lyceum Course fee 1.00 

Room Rent ($10.00 payable upon entrance and $8.00 the 

first of February) 18.00 

Light fee ($2.50 per half session) 5.00 

Contingent deposit (unused portion returned) 2.00 

Board (by the month, in advance) 11.50 

Y. M. C. A. dues (optional) 1.50 



PREPARATORY SCHOOL 105 

The Preparatory students are expected to furnish their own 
furniture, which may be purchased after arrival, under super- 
vision of the Head Master. 

Each student should bring with him four sheets for a double 
bed, blankets or quilts, a pillow with cases, and six towels. 

Free Tuition. — (See page 57). 

For further particulars send for special catalogue or write: 

A. F. WATKINS, President, 
or J. REESE LIN, Secretary. 



PART IV. 

DEGREES CONFERRED IN 1917, AND 
REGISTER OF STUDENTS FOR 1917-1918. 



DEGREES CONFERRED IN 1917. 

Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa). 
♦Robert Scott Ricketts, A.M Jackson 

Master of Arts. 
Wells, H. M., A.B Smithdalo 

Bachelor of Arts. 

Adams, M. P Flora 

Babington, H. R Franklinton, La. 

Beasley, A. J Camden 

Bullock, Clarence Florence 

**Case, C. C Jackson 

Clontz, Loie Jackson 

Countiss, Katie M Grenada 

Golding, Nathaniel Raymond 

Moore, R. G , Moorhead 

Parks, C. A Ackerman 

Randolph, J. B Okolona 

Shurlds, Mary Jackson 

Stewart, Lucille Laurel 

Thompson, Primrose Jackson 

Watkins, Elizabeth H Jackson 

**Watkins, J. G Jackson 

Wells, H. M Smithdale 

**White, D. M Rose Hill 

Bachelor of Science. 

**Allred, Judson M Jackson 

**Bending, Alfred Jackson 

Boatner, Pauline Gulf port 

Branstetter, Otie G Tylertown 

Loeb, Frances Jackson 



♦Deceased Feb. 25, 1918. 

**Enlisted in service of the United States. 



DEGREES CONFERRED IN 1917 109 

Rankin, G. H Columbia 

Stewart, Lucille Laurel 

Sullivan, Pattie M Laurel 

Bachelor of Laws. 

Holden, H. C Jackson 

Langford, N. B., Jr Rulevilie 

McHalffey, L. P Corinth 

Thorn, R. A Meridian 

Wells, H. M Smithdale 

**White, D. M Rose Hill 



**Enlisted in the service of the United States. 



REGISTER OF STUDENTS. 

Law Students. 

Brumby, J. H Jackson 

Golden, H. C Walnut Grove 

Henley, W. S Prairie 

Hodges, Hill „ Booneville 

Kruse, H. A., Jr Biloxi 

Nelson, A. M Jackson 

Sweeny, T. W Jackson 

Taylor, L. A Jackson 

Turner, G. M 

** Wells, W. C, Jr Jackson 

Wooton, J. A ,. Barlow 

Post-Graduate. 
**Broom, J. W., B.A Jackson 

Seniors. 

Boatner, Selwyn Potts Camp 

Cavett, Mary Etta Jackson 

**Clegg, M. F Mathiston 

Conger, Flora J Alligator 

Everett, C. H , Magee 

**Feibelman, J. B Jackson 

Gates, W. B D'Lo 

Glick, Lizzie M Jackson 

Harper, A. Y Jackson 

Henley, W. S Prairie 

** Joyce, E. H Jackson 

Kennedy, Maude W Jackson 

Klein, Marjorie Jackson 

Lancaster, J. L Cardwell, Va. 

Manship, Elizabeth T Jackson 

Moore, Elise H Jackson 

Shipman, J. S Ruleville 

Van Hook, B. O Biloxi 

Virden, Fannie Jackson 

Watkins, Olive A Jackson 



**Enlisted in the service of the United States. 



REGISTER OF STUDENTS 111 

Juniors. 

Alford, Ruth E Jackson 

Allred, Mae Jackson 

Bailey, Catherine Jackson 

**Dawson, H. A Bolton 

Dearman, D. S New Augusta 

Hartfield, Sallie B Jackson 

Lester, G. M ,. Jackson 

McRee, R. A Grenada 

Mitchell, F. K Sallis 

**Porter, Otto Rose Hill 

Sessions, R. A. J Woodville 

Sharbrough, S. W Port Gibson 

Vesey, J. B Pocahontas 

Sophomores. 

**Bane, J. R Vaiden 

Bostick, C. A Benoit 

Brooks, C. W Dublin 

Butler, H. A ,. Liberty 

Clegg, H. H Matbiston 

Cooper, R. W Durant 

Harper, H. A , Florence 

Harris, Kathryn Jackson 

Hollingsworth, R. T Houston 

Howorth, Carl G Forest 

Lamb, R. B Eupora 

**Lansford, H. H Amory 

**McLuer, Leon Jackson 

McLeod, D. L Mendenhall 

**McGowan, M. M Vossburg 

Maddux, L. A Sardis 

Middleton, S. O Mendenhall 

Norton, C. C „ Crystal Springs 

Norton, H. A Crystal Springs 

Pears, Gladstone Water Valley 

Roberts, Leo Hazlehurst 



**Enlisted in the service of the United States. 



112 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

**Russell, E. L Jackson 

Simpson, R. E Norfield 

Suttle, B. P Edwards 

Swearingen, Crawford Jackson 

Wilcox, Aimee Jackson 

Freshmen. 

Avery, C. W Biloxi 

Barner, Le Roy Ruleville 

Barton, Willdurr Crystal Springs 

Black, M. M., Jr Jackson 

Bryant, Robert .' Raymond 

Bullard, Mattee B Jackson 

Calhoun, Leonard Jackson 

Caraway, P. M m Mendenhall 

Crisler, Annie Jackson 

Crisler, C. E Jackson 

Currey, Charles Tupelo 

Day, W. L Brookhaven 

Edwards, W. C Jackson 

Erwin, E. M Columbus 

Godman, C. A ^ Terry 

Greaves, C. B., Jr Flora 

Greaves, Sara L Fondren 

Harmon, A. P Magnolia 

Harrell, Robert Waterproof, La. 

Harris, Ida D Jackson 

Henley, W. I Prairie 

Henry, E. C Moorhead 

Henry, B. W Pocahontas 

Hines, R. E., Jr Jackson 

Holliday, Stella F Jackson 

Hutchinson, E. D Crystal Springs 

Jones, W. B Tchula 

Kearney, Burnham ,. Flora 

King, E. A Auburn 

King, M. Joy Jackson 



**Enlisted in the service of the United States. 



REGISTER OF STUDENTS 113 

Lewis, Josephine E Jackson 

**Lewis, R. L Canton 

Lipscomb, H. S Winona 

McCorkle, Fred Booneville 

McDonald, H. N Pelahatchie 

Montgomery, M. B ,. Potts Camp 

Morse, H. M Jackson 

Morse, S. E Jackson 

**Neill, Alexander Montrose 

Pickens, Ollie R Jackson 

Potts, M. L Batesville 

Powell, Helene Jackson 

Russell, Inita Jackson 

Selby, Robert, Jr Jackson 

Seutter, Julie M. von ,. Jackson 

Sharp, L. M Otho 

Spann, Willie Jackson 

Steen, E. E Florence 

Sugg, G. L Jackson 

Sullivan, C. C Jackson 

Tucker, Hal Ellisville 

Watkins, Marguerite H Jackson 

Williams, Anne J Jackson 

Withers, Mattie F Jackson 

**Yarbrough, R. M Jackson 

Young, Joe Booneville 

Special Students. 

Alford, Gladys Jackson 

*Alliston, Alice ,. Florence 

Bailey, W. P Coldwater 

Bond, P. F Cleveland 

Bott, M. L Puckett 

Carroll, Hermann Amory 

Cheatham, Estelle Jackson 

Elam, W. F Brookhaven 



♦Deceased. 

**Enlisted in the service of the United States. 



114 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

Finch, T. A., Jr ,. Eupora 

Gammill, Paul Pelahatchie 

Golden, N. J Columbus 

Higginbotham, C. Y Meadville 

**Hitt, C. W Aberdeen 

Holloman, Mannie Mechanicsburg 

Hoyle, H. P Booneville 

Johnson, H. M Jackson 

Key, Mrs. D. M „ Jackson 

Keys, R. T Sardis 

Krauss, F. T Port Gibson 

Lashinsky, Dora Jackson 

Lovelace, Jeannette S Jackson 

Strauss, Henry, Jr Jackson 

Terry, J. S Cleveland 

Villee, H. L Jackson 

COLLEGE EXTENSION STUDENTS. 

Miss Jessie Boling Galloway School 

Mrs. Ollie Bradley Lee School 

Miss Fannie Buck High School 

Miss Courtenay Clingan High School 

Miss Mary Collins George School 

Miss Mary Gayden George School 

Miss Emma French Davis School 

Miss Irma Graves Poindexter School 

Miss Jim Haley Power School 

Mrs. Elise G. Herring Davis School 

Miss Natalie Jacobs Poindexter School 

Miss Annie Lester High School 

Miss Polka Mclntyre Davis School 

Mrs. R. P. Moore Galloway School 

Miss Lucy Moore Lee School 

Miss Margery Morrison Lee School 

Miss Delia Norgress Poindexter School 

Miss Mary Peeples Poindexter School 

Miss Ida Raines George School 



**Enlisted in the service of the United States. 



REGISTER OF STUDENTS 115 

Miss Ruth Reed Power School 

Miss Clyde Roberts Lee School 

Miss Mattie Russell Davis School 

Miss Jessie Simmons Poindexter School 

Miss Iola Tapley Galloway School 

Miss Marie Thompson George School 

Mr. O. H. Wingfield High School 

MILLSAPS PREPARATORY SCHOOL. 

Roll of Students. 

Anderson, Lomax Port Gibson 

Bailey, A. W ,. Coldwater 

Bane, Orval Eupora 

Bostick, Alexander Benoit 

Brannon, Gunter Cleveland 

Brown, S. I., Jr Sidon 

Brownstein, Mose Benoit 

Burton, John T Alligator 

Bush, Abner H , Malvina 

Craig, Sloan O New Albany 

Dickerson, Loyd Blaine 

Dorsey, Perry W Jackson 

Downer, T. G Moorhead 

Farr, Graham Bolton 

Ganong, Arthur Jonestown 

Ganong, Luther Jonestown 

Garner, Hendrix ^ Sidon 

Green, Rachel Jackson 

Henderson, R. B., Jr New Albany 

Hines, Claud Ripley 

Hutton, Sam Jackson 

Hutton, Jim Jackson 

Kaigler, Cecil Bobo 

Kizer, Hugh , Senatobia 

Langley, Robert Jackson 

Long, Lawrence W., Jr Satartia 

Maxey, J. S Myrtle 

McEwen, Fred Johnson 



116 MILLSAPS COLLEGE 

McCormick, C. L Summit 

McCormick, M. L Summit 

McNair, Stephen D Jackson 

Millsaps, John D Cleveland 

O'Donnell, Waldrop L Sanford 

Payne, John W Chase, Alabama 

Perry, W. Courtney , Tchula 

Redfield, Charles G Edwards 

Rhea, Seaman Myrtle 

Robinson, McWillie Jackson 

Russell, Frank C Jackson 

Scott, Marvin E Jackson 

Simmons, Joseph L Norfield 

Stapp, Charles J., Jr Hazlehurst 

Thomas, Joseph Cleveland 

Thornton, Doak ,, Lambert 

Turner, Horace I Philadelphia 

Vesey, William Chicago, Illinois 

Wendel, William B Sardis 

SUMMARY OF STUDENTS. 

Graduate 1 

Seniors 20 

Juniors 13 

Sophomores 26 

Freshmen 56 

Special Students 24 

College Extension Students 26 

♦Preparatory Students 47 

Law 11 

Total ,. 224 



* The Preparatory School is separately conducted and issues 
a Catalogue of its own.