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VOL. 13 

MARCH, 1916 

NO. 1 




JUNE 20th to JULY 28th, 1916 


I'ntered at Colli-go Park. Md.. as Socond Class Matter under Act of Congress. 

July 16, 1894. 



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;^^HE third session of the Maryland Agricultural College 
\jj^ Summer School will begin on Tuesday, June 20th, and 
continue for the six weeks ending July 28th. 
The work of the Summer School was designed originally 
for rural teachers, and the attendance has been largely of that 
class. Special attention will be given to the needs of these 
teachers again this year. It has been found, however, that there 
are many persons who seek a general knowledge of theoretical 
and practical agriculture and other subjects who can come to 
the College conveniently during the summer session. Extended 
courses are offered to meet the needs of these people. The 
program of studies has been enlarged so that there will be op- 
portunity for advanced study for teachers of all grades of 
school work. The instruction in the Summer School, which is 
an integral part of the College work, is free to all residents of 



The Maryland Agricultural College is located in Prince 
George's County, Maryland, on the Washington Division of the 
B. & O. R. R., eight miles from Washington, and thirty-two 
miles from Baltimore; and on the City and Suburban Electric 
Railway, eight miles from Washington and twelve miles from 

The College grounds front on the Baltimore and Washing- 
ton Boulevard. The site of the College is particularly beautiful. 
The buildings occupy the crest of a commanding hill, which is 
covered with forest trees, and overlooks a broad valley and a 
number of suburban towns. In front, extending to the Boule- 
vard, is a broad, rolling campus, the drill ground and athletic 
field of the students. A quarter of a mile to the northeast are 
the buildings of the Experiment Station. The College farm con- 
tains about three hundred acres, and is devoted to fields, gar- 
dens, orchards, vineyards, poultiy, etc., used for experimental 
purposes and demonstration work in agriculture. 


The new donnitory, Calvert Hall, is reserved for the women 
students. The house used by former presidents of the College, 

which is located on the campus, affords accommodations for the 
men. Students who desire to live in private homes may be ac- 
commodated in the village or in the nearby towns of Hyatts- 
ville, Riverdale and Berwyn. A select list of rooming and 
boarding places will be furnished upon request. Dormitory stu- 
dents should supply themselves with towels, pillow cases, sheets 
and a blanket. Laundry facilities are provided by the College. 


Monday and Tuesday, June 19th and 20th, will be registra- 
tion days. Students should register on these days, and be ready 
for class work Wednesday, the 21st. Students may register in 
advance and reserve rooms by filling out the enclosed blank, and 
mailing it to the Director of the Summer School. 


The instruction is free to all students of Maryland and the 
District of Columbia. A registration fee of five dollars will be 
charged to all applicants. This fee will be used to defray the 
expense of athletic property, library, janitor service and gen- 
eral use of College property. A special fee, which is named in 
connection with the description of the College credit courses, 
will be charged for the use of laboratory materials. ' 

One-half of the fees, including board and room, must be 
paid upon registration, and the remainder at the beginning of 
the third week of the term. 

The cost of board at the College dining hall will be twenty- 
four dollars for the entire term, or at the rate of four dollars 
per week. The room rent in the dormitory is one dollar per 
week. The board and room in the villages varies from five to 
seven dollars per week. A cafateria lunch will be served at 
noon for the convenience of day students. 


The Agricultural College will give entrance or college 
.credit, respectively, in subjects in which the student performs 
the requisite amount of work. College credit courses may be 
pursued only by students who have fulfilled college entrance 
requirements. Students completing the summer-school work 
in any of the subjects, and passing a satisfactory examination, 
will be issued a certificate showdng the amount and grade of 
work done. Students not registered in the College are issued a 
certificate of attendance. 


The College and Experiment Station Library will be open 
for students use. It contains a large number of carefully chosen 

reference books in the Sciences, History, Biography, Poetry and 
the standard works of fiction. In addition, it contains a com- 
plete set of State and National reports and surveys. 

Teachers pursuing the review courses should bring with 
them any text-books relating to the subjects in which they ex- 
pect to receive instruction. 


The Conference Hour is planned for two specific purposes. 
First, to give the student an opportunity to confer with instruc- 
tors on subjects relative to their school work. Second, an hour 
during which men of prominence in their special lines of work 
will address the students, or conduct ''Round Table" discus- 
sions. These lectures will be by appointment. 


The vicinity of College Park abounds in places of historic 
and geologic interest. The College farm, with its experiments 
in fertilizers, field crops, market gardens, fruits, dairy herd and 
poultry plant, will afford ample opportunity for useful study. 
The District of Columbia, which is only four miles distant, will 
give the students an unusual opportunity to visit and study the 
National Department of our government. Following the plan 
of last year, prearranged excursions to these places of interest 
will be features of the Saturday's' program. 


Students will have use of the Athletic Feld, Tennis Courts, 
Gymnasium and the Y. M. C. A. game rooms. A competent in- 
structor will be in charge of the games and organized play. 


The courses are divided into three groups : Review Courses 
in Elementary School Subjects, Secondary Courses in Vocational 
and Science Subjects, and College Credit Courses. It is highly 
desirable for the student pursuing the review courses to enroll 
for at least one of the Vocational or Science subjects. Students 
who matriculate for College Credit work will be limited to two 
or three courses, according to the character of the courses pur- 
sued. A' 'unit'' of college credit represents one hour of theo- 
retical work per week for one year; or two hours of practical 
work per week for one year. 

IFfinilti^ of Summn Srkool 

H. J. Patterson, Sc. D., President. 

Wirt Harrison, Assistant Registrar and Treasurer. 

J. E. Metzger, B. S., Professor of Agricultural Education, Director of Summer 

Thomas H. Spence, A. M„ Vice-President, Professor of Languages. 

H. B. McDonnell, M. S., M. D., Dean, Division of Applied Science, Professor 
of Chemistry. 

W. T. L. Taliaferro, A. B., Acting Dean, Division of Agriculture, Professor 
of Agronomy. 

Henry T. Harrison, A. M., Professor of Mathematics. 

Samuel S. Buckley, M. S., D. V. S., Professor of Veterinary Science. 

F. B. Bomberger, B. S., A. M., Dean, Division of Rural Economics and Socio- 

log>', Professor of Economics. 

Charles S. Richardson, A. M., Professor of English and Public Speaking. 

J. B. S. Norton, M. S., Professor of Botany and Vegetable Pathology. 

T. B. Symons, M. S., Dean, Division of Horticulture. 

Harry Gwinner, M. E., Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Drawing. 

T. H. Taliaferro, C. E., Ph. D., Dean, Division of Engineering, Professor of 
Civil Engineering. 

Myron Creese, B. S., E. E., Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics. 

Herman Beckenstrater, M. S., Professor of Pomology. 

R. H. RuFFNER, B. S., Professor of Animal Husbandry. 

Howard L. Crisp, M. S., Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering. 

E. N. Cory, M. S., Professor of Zoology. 

L. B. Broughton, M. S., Professor of Analytical Chemistry. 

R. C. Rose, A. B., Associate Professor of Botany. 

B. W. Anspon, B. S., Associate Professor of Floriculture and Landscape 

E. F. Stoddard, B. S., Associate Professor of Vegetable Gardening. 

Nathan R. Wathen, B. S., Instructor in Mechanical Engineering. 

O, C. Bruce, B. S., Instructor in Agronomy and Farm Machinery. 

G. P. Springer, B. S., Instructor in Civil Engineering and Mathematics. 
S. C. Dennis, M. S., Instructor in Bacteriology. 

R. H. Waite, B. S., Instructor in Poultry Husbandry. 



G. J. ScHULTZ, Instructor in Languages. 

J. R. Christie, B. S., Instructor in Zoology. 

L. J. HoDGiNS, B. S., Instructor in Electrical Engineering and Physics. 

A. C Stantox, .*I. S., Instructor in Dairy Husbandry. 

LuLA Elizareth Connor, A. B., Librarian. 

Emma S. Jacobs, Domestic Science. Supervisor of Domestic Science, Washing- 
ton, D. C. Schools. 

Martha Brewer Lyox. M. S., M. D., Matron Womens' Dormitory, First Aid 
and Hygiene, George Washington University, D. C, Columbia University, 
N. Y., Illinois University. 

Mary G. Ingersoll, B. Ped., Domestic Art., Assistant Professor of Costume 
Economics, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsbul-gh, Pa. Colorado 
State Normal School, Columbia University, 1913. 

M. Annie Grace, Rural Education. Assistant Primary Supervisor, Baltimore 
County Schools. 

Ella V. Krieg, Elementary School Subjects. Primary Supervisor, Frederick 
County Schools. 

Edward Fleming Webb, A. M., Education and Arithmetic. Principal, Frost- 
burg, Maryland State Normal School ; Graduate, Washington College ; 
Johns Hopkins University, 1910-13-14 ; Lecturer, Ocean City Summer 
School, 1915. 

Lulu M. Burket, Physical Education. Instructor in Physical Education, Wash- 
ington, D. C. Schools. 

Edward A. Miller, M. S., Lecturer, Rural School Agriculture, Specialist in 
Agricultural Education, United States Department of Agriculture. 

Mrs. M. T. Moore, Matron in Domestic Department. 

B. H. Darrow, Secretary, Y. M. C. A. 



Rural Elementary School Methods. Miss Grace. 

Course One: A course involving the general principles of 
teaching, school organization and government, lesson planning 
and methods of presenting the subject matter in elementary 
grades. School law, teachers' helps, including State Course of 
Study, and rural school problems will be discussed. This course 
will meet the requirements of the Act of the General Assembly 
of Maryland pertaining to the minimum training for teachers. 

One period daily. 

Course Two: Advanced course. This course begins with 
a brief review of Course One after which the different types of 
lessons and the principles involving detailed lesson planning 
will be discussed. Special emphasis will be laid upon the prob- 
lems confronting the teacher in the upper grades of the rural 
school, and the State Course of Study. 

One period daily. 



Mr. Wehh. 

Methods and devices for the teaching of the fundamental 
processes of cancellation, common fractions, denominate num- 
bers, metric system, percentage and its application. Through- 
out the course, special attention will be given to processes and 
the principles underlying them and the methods of presentation. 

One period daily. 

English. Miss Grace and Miss Krieg. 

A review course in which special emphasis is given to com- 
position, letter writing, paragraph writing, punctuation, capi- 
talization, classification and analysis of sentences. 

One period daily. 

United States History. Miss Krieg, 

Special emphasis will be given to the colonial and later 
history of Maryland, and an outline study of the history of the 
United States to the present time. The course will include a 
careful study of several of the great national movements, our 
political history as related to our foreigTi policies and inter- 
state relations, the development of home industries and dis- 
cussions on present-day public questions. The course will aim 
to inspire the student with a desire for further individual study. 

One period daily. 


Miss Krieg. 

A review course covering general principles, use and con- 
struction of illustrative material, the geography of the conti- 
nents, special study of the geography of the United States and 
Maryland, local geography, the government and industries of 
the countries of the world. Special attention will be given to 
methods of presenting the subject in the elementary grades. 

One period daily. 



Elementary Agriculture. Messrs. Taliaferro, Stoddard, 

Beckenstrater, Ruffner and Waite, 

An elementary course conducted by means of text-books, 
recitations, laboratory work, and farm observations. The work 
will be divided as follows, a week being given to each division : 
Soils and Soil Fertility, Fai'm Crops, Animal Husbandry, Hor- 
ticulture, Vegetables and Fruits, and Poultry. The student will 
be provided with outlines, references and methods of presenting 
the subject in rural schools. 

Text-book: Elementary Vocational Agriculture for IVIary- 
land Schools. 

Recitation, three hours; practice, six hours per week. 

Entrance Credit. 

Elementary Manual Arts. 

Mr, Crisp and Miss Jacobs, 

Course One : An elementary course in carpentry, in which 
the use and care of tools and the principles of joinery are 
taught. Students are taught to read and w^ork from drawings, 
and are given practice work in iron and brass. 

Practice, six hours. 

Course Two: A course in paper and cardboard folding 
and cutting, genetic constructiX)n, weaving, basketry and raffia. 
The course will be of special help to playground and recreation 
leaders and to teachers of industrial work of the first seven 

Practice, six hours. 

Freehand DRA^^^NG. 

Mr. Crisp. 

This course affords the opportunity of studying the art of 
freehand lettering, pencil sketching and pen and ink shading, 
as given in Prang's Elementary Course, Vere Foster's and xhe 
American Series of Art Instruction. 

Six practical periods per week. 

Elementary Physics. 

Mr, Hodgins, 

The course consists of lectures, recitations and experimental 
demonstrations by the instructor on mechanics, hydrostatics, 
sound, heat, light, electricity and magnetism. The student is 
required to work a number of problems, and his attention is 
directed to the practical application of the principles taught. 

Eecitation, five hours per week. 

Entrance Credit. 

Algebra to Quadratics. 

Mr. Harrison. 

A review of the fundamental operations : factoring, high- 
est common factor and least common multiple, fractions, powers 
and roots, the solution of linear equations, radicals and the 
theory of exponents, the solution of second degree equations in 
one unknown quantity by factoring. 

Recitation, five hours per week. 

Entrance Credit. 

Algebra from Quadratics. 

Mr. Harrison. 

A course in elementary algebra involving the solution of 
equations by the methods of linear and quadratic equations; 
ratio, proportion and variation, properties of series, including 
the binominal theorem for integral exponents, and the formulas 
for the nth term, and the sum of the terms of arithmetical and 
geometrical progressions, logarithms. 

Recitation, five hours per week. 

Entrance Credit. 

Plane Geometry. 

Mr. Springer. 

Course One: A course involving the study of the import- 
ant theorems of Books I and II. Applications of the theorems to 
original exercises will be made. 

Course Two: Enrollment in Course Two implies that the 
student has completed satisfactorily the subject of Plane Geom- 
etry in a high school, or has completed Course One. Students 
in this course may complete the subject. The course involves 
many original exercises and practical problems in which the 
theorems studied are applied. 

Recitation, five hours per week. 

Entrance Credit. 

School Library Economy. 

Miss Conner. 

An elementary course giving instructions in the use, care 
and selection of books; cataloguing, classification, etc., instruc- 
tion in the methods of large libraries adapted to the needs of 
the small, and especially the rural school library ; the use of the 

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most practical aids, as periodical indexes, reference books most 
useful in school libraries, aids for debating, rhetorical and de- 
clamatory works, agricultural studies, etc. The course is 
planned primarily for teachers who may also have the admin- 
istration or planning of a school library. 
Three periods per week. 


Domestic Science. 

Miss Jacobs. 

Course One: Principles of combustion and ventilation; 
sources, uses, characteristics and purification of water; effects 
of various agents on food stuffs ; principles of cooking foods con- 
taining starch, fiber, albumin and similar compounds: making 
sauces, breads and cakes. 

Lectures, demonstrations and practice. Fee, $2.00. 
- Two periods daily. 

Course Two: Food production, composition and nutritive 
value; principles of dietetics; planning meals, including cost 
and selection of materials; household management, including 
household furnishings, sanitation, and care of food. 

Lectures, demonstrations and practice. Fee, $2.00. 

Two periods daily. 

First Aid and Hygiene. 

Mrs. Lyon. 

A study of the processes connected with nutrition, includ- 
ing circulation and secretion, the power of motion and the effects 
of movements and postures, helps and hindrances to health, dis- 
infection. The course includes all kinds of bandaging, emer- 
gency remedies and home nursing. The course will be con- 
ducted by means of lectures, readings and practice. 

One period per week. 

Domestic Art. 

Miss Ingersoll. 

Course One: A study of the various stitches and their 
uses; hand and machine sewing; use of patterns, and garment 

Lectures, demonstrations and practice. Fee, $1.00. 

Two periods daily. 

Course Two: An advancd study of textitle fibers and 
fabrics; the economics of purchase; the care and renovation of 
fabrics, and garment making. Students will be required to pur- 
chase the material used individually. This course is planned 
to meet the needs of high school teachers, and students who 
have completed Course One. 

Lectures, demonstrations and practice. Fee, $1.00. 

Two periods daily. 




Soils 22. 

Mr. Bruce, 

The study of the physical and chemical conditions of the soil 
in their relation to profitable agriculture. The study of this 
subject is conducted by means of lectures, text-books, laboratory 
and field work. A well-equipped soils laboratory and the wide 
variety of soils found on the College farm and in the State offer 
exceptional advantages in the theoretical and practical study 
of this important subject. Fee, $2.00. 

Text used : Lyon and Fippin 's Soils. 

Three theoretical and six practical periods per week. 

College Credit 1. 

Fertilizers 23. Mr, Taliaferro. 

A course in which the subject is developed logically from 
the needs of the plant and the efficiency of the soil ; the selecting 
of the proper plant foods for each crop under varying con- 
ditions of soil and climate. Special attention is given to the 
home mixing of fertilizers. Laboratory fee, $2.00. 

Three theoretical and six practical periods per week. 

College Credit 1. 

Crops 25. 

Mr, Taliaferro. 

This course consists of lecture, field and laboratory work in 
the study of farm crops. Special attention is given to the note- 
taking and the study of results obtained in breeding work in 
corn and other fall-maturing crops on the Experiment Station 
farm. Laboratory fee, $2.00. 

Three theoretical and six practical periods per week. 

College Credit 1. 

Farm Machinery 26. 

Mr, Bruce. 

A course of lectures and practical work in the mechanics 
and use and adaptability of farm implements to the various 
farm operations. Laboratory fee, $2.00. 

Three theoretical and six practical periods per week. 

College Credit 1. 

Breeds and Scoring 41. Mr, Ruffner. 

This course is devoted to the detailed study of the breeds 
of live stock. The practical work commences with a study of the 
animal form by the use of the score card. Special attention is 
given to the relation of form to function. First, the produc- 
tive types are firmly fixed in the student 's mind ; then he takes 


up more particularly breed characteristics. Laboratory fee, 

One theoretical and six practical periods per week. 

College Credit 1. 

Farm Poultry 49. 

Mr. Waite, 

This course takes up the methods of housing, artificial incu- 
bation, artificial brooding, feeding of chicks, feeding of laying 
hens and diseases of poultry. Laboratory fee, $2.00. 

• Three theoretical periods per week. 
College Credit 1. 

Animal Nutrition 45. Mr, Riiffner, 

This course takes up the principles of breeding, including 
selection, heredity, atavism, variation, fecundity, in-and-in 
breeding, cross breeding and a historical study of the results. 
Fee, $2.00. 

Five theoretical periods per week. 

Collecre Credit 1. 

Principles of Pomology 262. 

Mr. Beckenstrater. 

An introductory course dealing with the study of the 
orchard sites, planting plans for orchards, orchard management, 
pruning and propagation. Laboratory fee, $2.00. 

Three theoretical and four practical periods per week. 

College Credit 1. 

Vegetable Gardening 281. 

Mr. Stoddard. 

This course deals with the principles of vegetable garden- 
ing and includes the selection of a site, soils, garden plans, 
manures and fertilizers, seed sowing, transplanting, construc- 
tion of hot beds and cold frames, and cultural directions for the 
most important vegetables. Special attention will be given to 
the management of school and home gardens. Laboratory fee, 

Two theoretical and six practical periods per week. 

College Credit 1. 

Amateur Floriculture. 

Mr. Anspon. 

The culture of flowers in the home or school garden, soils 
and their preparation, pottery, transplanting; planning, pre- 
paring and planting the flower garden in home or school 
grounds; culture of plants suitable for the window garden or 
school room. Fee, $2.00. 

Two theoretical and four practical periods per week. 

College Credit 1. 


General Botany 63. 

Mr. Rose. 

A course designed to give the student a view of the plant 
kingdom. Type specimens of the algae, fungi, liverworts, 
mosses, ferns and seed plants are studied in the field and labora- 
tory and careful drawings made of the various structures. In 
the study of each type, special attention is given to such points 
as habitat, nutrition and methods of reproduction. Laboratory 
fee, $2.50. 

Three theoretical and six practical periods per week. 

College Credit 1. 

Plant Histology 65. 

Mr. Rose. 

The student becomes familiar with the cell and its parts 
and the different tissues of the various parts of the plant. 
Typical cells of the protective, strengthening, conducting, stor- 
age and meristematic tissues of the plant are studied and care- 
ful drawings made. Laboratory fee, $2.50. 

Two theoretical and seven practical periods per week. 

College Credit 1. 

Plant Physiology 66. 

Mr. Rose. 

This course gives the student an understanding of the life 
processes of the plant. A set of fifty experiments are performed 
in the laboratory and greenhouse and the results carefully re- 
corded. These experiments illustrate the essential facts of such 
processes as absorption and loss of water, photosynthesis, rela- 
tion to the inorganic and organic elements, growth, movement 
and death. 

Owing to the large amount of work connected with the 
course, it is divided into two parts to be given as circumstances 
warrant. Laboratory fee, $2.50. 

Part I. Two theoretical and eight practical periods per 

College Credit 1. 

Part I and II. Five theoretical and twelve practical periods 
per week. 

College Credit 2. 

Bacteriology 100. 

Mr. Dennis. 

Methods of studying bacteriology, preparation of culture 
media, staining, etc. Study of various types of bacteria along 
morphological and biochemical lines. A thorough training in 
fundamental bacteriological technique. In connection with the 
laboratory work, a discussion of Ehrlich's theory of immunity 


and a demonstration of some phenomena relating to the appli- 
cation of the theory. Laboratory fee, $3.00. 

Twelve practical periods per week. 

College Credit 1. 

General Chemistry 81. 

Mr. Broughton. 

Eecitations and practical work in the laboratory, where the 
student performs the w^ork under the direction of the instruc- 
tors. Qualitative analysis is started in this course. Laboratory 
fee, $3.00. 

Eight theoretical and six practical periods per week. 

College Credit II/2. 

Qualitative Analysis 82. Mr, Wliite, 

Lectures and laboratory work. Laboratory fee, $3.00. 
Twelve practical periods per week. 
College Credit 1. 

Quantitative Analysis 84. Mr, Brougliton. 

A brief course illustrating some of the principles in the 
quantitative study of chemistry. Laboratory fee, $5.00. 
One theoretical and twelve practical periods per w^eek. 
College Credit 1. 

General Zoology 241. 3Ir, Cory, 

A study is made of the general form characteristics, habits 
and classifications of animals from the lowest to the highest 
forms. It is designed to give the student that knowledge of 
animal life without which his education is incomplete. Labora- 
tory fee, $3.00. 

Three theoretical and six practical periods per week. 

College Credit 1. 

General Entomology 243. Mr. Cory. 

This course is offered to all students who have completed 
Course 241. It consists of a study of insects, their classifica- 
tion, structure and relation to man. The practical work will 
consist of laboratory studies of the structures of typical forms, 
and a study in the field of the habits of insects, particularly 
those which are injurious to crops. Laboratory fee, $3.00. 

Three theoretical and six practical periods per week. 

College Credit 1. 

Principles of Psychology 2. Mr, Wehb. 

Lectures and text-book. Fee, $1.00. Text used: AngelPs 

Five theoretical periods per week. 
College Credit 1. 


History of Education 3. 

Mr. Wehh. 

Outline of the historical development of modern education. 
Fee, $1.00. Text used: Monroe's Brief Course in the History 
of Education. 

Five theoretical periods per week. 

College Credit 1. 

Principles of Education 4. 

Mr, Bomherger. 

Study of the principles and methods of modern education. 
Fee, $1.00. Text used: Thorndyke's Education. 
Five theoretical periods per week. 
College Credit 1. 

Agricultural Education 5. 

Mr. Metzger, 

The purpose of this course is the preparation of the student 
for the teaching of agricultural subjects through a knowledge of 
the educational aims, and of the principles applying to the 
choice of subject matter. The course involves a study of the 
recitation in its parts, the methods of conducting and the func- 
tions of laboratory and field exercises, and the correlation of 
agriculture with other subjects. Fee, $1.00. 

Four theoretical and three practical periods per week. 

College Credit 1. 

Mechanical Drawing 424. 

Mr. Gwinner. 

Practice in plain lettering, use of the instruments, projec- 
tion, and simple working drawings, the plates upon completion 
being enclosed in covers nroperly titled by the students. Fee, 

Surveying 121. 

Mr. Springer. 

This course includes the use and adjustment of engineering 
instruments, the methods of land surveying, the plotting and 
computing of areas, dividing of land, the theory of the stadia, 
true meridian lines, leveling, topographical surveying, railroad 
curves and cross sectioning. Fee, $1.00. 

. Three theoretical and six practical periods per week. 

College Credit 1. 

Physics 201. 

3Ir. Creese. 

The course begins with a review of mechanics, after which 
heat, electricity and magnetism, sound and light are taken up 
successively by lectures, recitations, problems and demonstra- 
tions. A knowledge of the elements of plane trigonometry is 
required for entrance. The laboratory work consists of a series 
of experiments, mainly quantitative, designed to illustrate and 


verify the laws and principles considered in the classroom and 
to develop in the student skill in manipulation and accuracy in 
making precise measurements. Laboratory fee, $2.00. 

Four theoretical and four practical periods per week. 

College Credit 1. 

Woodwork 426. 

Mr. Crisp. 

The use and care of bench tools, exercise in sawing, mortis- 
ing, tenoning and laying out work from blue-prints is taught. 
The second part of the course is devoted to projects involving 
construction, decoration and wood turning. Fee, $1.00. 

Ten practical periods per week. 

College Credit 1. 

Civil Government 140. Mr. Bomb erg er. 

Study of the history and development of the Constitution 
of the United States. Fee, $1.00. Text used: Beard's Ameri- 
can Government and Politics. 

College Credit 1. 

Five theoretical periods per week. 

Political Economy 143. Mr Bomherger. 

Principles of the political economy and industrial devolop- 
ment of the United States; rural economics, social science and 
current problems. Fee, $1.00. Text used: Seager's Introduc- 
tion to Economics. 

Five theoretical periods per week. 

Collesre Credit 1. 

Rhetoric and Composition 226. 

Mr. RicJiardson, 

A study of the principles and practice of rhetoric and com- 
position. Work in rhetoric consists of a study of diction, the 
sentence, the paragraph, the discourse, the nature and structure 
of prose and poetry. Work in composition consists of twelve 
themes, especially adapted to the needs of the class. Fee, $1.00. 
Text used: Brooks and Hubbard's Composition and Rhetoric. 
Hart's Rhetoric, Swinton's Word Analysis. 

Five theoretical periods per week. 

College Credit 1. 

Public Speaking 228. 

Mr. Ricliardson. 

Lectures on ancient and modern orators with readings and 
declamations from their orations. Extempore speeches. Origi- 
nal orations on subjects requiring careful and intelligent re- 
search. Debates. 

Two periods per week. 

College Credit 1. 


American Literature 229. 

Mr, Richardson, 

A study of the most important American writers and their 
works, with selected readings. Aside from giving an accurate 
knowledge of American literature, this course is especially in- 
tended to increase the vocabulary of the student, promote 
facility of expression and develop the power of original thought. 
Fee, $1.00. Text used: Halleck^s American Literature, Bron- 
ston's American Poems. 

Three theoretical periods per week. 

College Credit i/2- 

English Literature 230. 

Mr. Richardson. 

A study of the history of English literature and the lives 
of the principal writers, with selected readings from English 
authors, orators and poets. Fee, $1.00. Text used: Long's 
English Literature, Newcomer and Andrew's Twelve Centuries 
of English Poetry and Prose. 

Three theoretical periods per week. 

College Credit i^. 

Latin Grammar and Composition 340. 

3Ir. Spence. 

The aim of this course is to make the student conversant 
with Latin forms and terminations, and to enable him to read 
simple Latin prose. Fee, $1.00. Text used: Collar and Daniel's 
First- Year Latin, or Bennett's First- Year Latin. 

Five theoretical periods per week. 

College Credit 1. 

Latin Syntax and Translation 341. 

3Ir. Spence. 

Reading of Caesar and Sallust, with prose composition se- 
lected from the text read. Fee, $1.00. Text used: Smith's 
Latin Lessons, Harper and Tolman's Commentaries of Caesar, 
and Scudder's Sallust. 

Five theoretical periods per week. 

College Credit 1. 

German Grammar and Conversation 360. 

Text-book: Bacon's German Grammar. 
Five theoretical periods per week. 
College Credit 1. 

German 361. 

Mr. Schultz. 

Fee, $1.00. 

Mr. Schultz. 

Translation of texts selected from the following: Hauff's 
Das Kalte Herz, Schiller's Der Neffe als Onkel, Wildenbruch's 
Das Edle Blut and Der Letzte, Hillem's Hoher als die Kirche, 


Grandgent's Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Sybel's Die Erhe- 
bung Europas, Walter's Algemeine Meerskunde, Brant and 
Day's Scientific German, Wallenstein's Grundzuge der Natur- 
lehre, Moser's Der Bibliothekar. Fee, $1.00. 

Five theoretical periods per week. 

College Credit 1. 

Solid Geometry 405. 

Mr, Harrison. 

Books six to eight, inclusive, with selected practical prob- 
lems. Fee, $1.00. Text-book: Wentworth's. 
Five theoretical periods per week. 
College Credit 1. 

Trigonometry 406. Mr, Springer. 

Deduction of formulas and practical application of same in 
the solution of right and oblique triangles, etc. Fee, $1.00. 
Text-book: Wentworth's. 

Five theoretical periods per week. 

College Credit 1. 

Descriptive Geometry. 

Mr. Gwinner. 

Elementary plane problems. Problems of the point, line 
and plane. 

Eight lectures. 

Solid Analytical Geometry. Mr. Gwinner. 

Discussion of the point, line, plane and surface of revolu- 


Eight lectures. 
Analytical Mechanics. 

Mr. Gwinner. 

Laws of equilibrium, composition and resolution of forces, 
analytical treatment of stresses in framed structures and dis- 
cussion of work. 

Eight lectures. 



(In Regular Four- Year Courses.) 

To encourage worthy young men who desire a Collegiate 
Education, the Board of Trustees has established for each high- 
school in Maryland and the District of Columbia one scholar- 
ship each year. 

The person awarded the scholarship must be a graduate of 
an appix)ved high-school, and qualified to enter the Freshman 
class, and must be of approved character and at least 15 years 
of age. 

The appointment to a scholarship shall be made by the 
School Superintendent, upon the recommendation and certifica- 
tion of the Principal of the High School. 

Each scholarship has the value of $50.00 per year. 

Counties which do not have a high-school will be given one 
$50.00 scholarship each year, and the recipient may enter the 
Sub-Freshman class. The appointment to the scholarship is to 
be made by the County Superintendent after a competitive ex- 

Industrial scholarships, the value of which is determined 
by the amount and character of work done, are awarded to 
worthy young men of limited means. 

For further information, address the President of the Mary- 
land Agricultural College. 

Elementary Vocational Agriculture for Maryland 
Schools is a 222-page bulletin of lessons in agriculture for 
use in the sixth and seventh grades of the elementary school. 
The bulletin is cloth bound, printed in large type, well illus- 
trated, and full of useful material for the teacher in correlating 


agriculture, with history, geography, arithmetic and English. 
Price, 25 cents. Write to Department of Education, Maryland 
Agriculture College, College Park, Maryland. 



Summer Training School for Rural Teachers to be held at 
the Maryland Agricultural College, College Park, Maryland, 
June 20th to July 28th, 1916. 


County State 

Post-Office Address 

Rural Route or Street and Number 

Name and address of parent or guardian 

Do you want to room in the Dormitory? 
Name the subjects you wish to study. 

First choice. 

Second choice. 

This blank should be filled out in full and mailed to J. E. 
Metzger, Director of Summer School, College Park, Maryland. 




ISimiiucr Training;' School for Kural Teachers to be held at 
the Marvlaiul A^n-iciiltural rolle<?e. College Park, Maryland, 
June 20th to Julv 2Sth, 191G. 


( Vnintv 

Post-Oftice Address 


Kill a 1 Koute or Street and Number 
Xaiiit' au(l addrt'ss of parent or guardian. 

Do you Avant to room in the Dormitory? 
Name the sul)jects you \vish to study. 

First choice 

Second choice. 

This ]»h-uik should ]>c fiUed out in full and mailed to J. E. 
^Ictzgor, Director of Summer School. Tollege Park. Maryland. 


A (;K01 !• OF SUMMKU S« llool. sriUKNTS 


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