Friday, August 01, 2008

Ten Shun!

Emery On Duty

Dallas Morning News
Saturday, August 31, 1895

Waco, Tex., Aug. 30 –– Lieut. J.A. Emery of the United States army, eleventh infantry, arrived to-day, accompanied by his family, and took up his residence in the commander's quarters of the Baylor cadets. Lieut. Emery came to Waco in obedience to instructions of the war department to serve as military instructor of the cadet corps. The lieutenant has been in active service in Arizona and further west in the campaigns against hostile red men. He appears much pleased to change a while to Waco, where the Indians were driven off several years ago, and a civilized city of 30,000 people has built fine colleges and twenty-seven churches. Lieut. Emery, although an infantry officer, is thorough, as he needs must be, having graduated at West Point. He understands all about cavalry and modern artillery. He will give the cadets the complete military curriculum. He was waited on to-day by the Waco Artillery company, just forming; also by the organizers of the McLennan county light dragoons, a cavalry troop the young men are getting up. All the military organizations at Waco hope to profit by the presence here of a regular officer.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Television Debuts at Baylor

Television May First Be Seen Here March 4

Baylor May Give Students and Friends Treat When Hoover Makes Inaugural Address

Waco Times-Herald
January 7, 1929

Wacoans may soon be given an opportunity to witness a television demonstration.

If the inaugural address of President-Elect Herbert Hoover is broadcast by a television process. Baylor students and invited guests will probably "see and hear" the program on March 4.

At Science Hall

Only four years ago, the inaugural address of President Calvin Coolidge was broadcast [on the radio] and Baylor students assembled in front of the Science hall to marvel at such a wonder. A loud speaker installed on a tree was the means of hearing it. Classes were dismissed for an hour that this marvel might be introduced to doubting students. But this year may come another present-day miracle.

Dr. Spencer Gives Promise

Dr. S.H. Spencer, head of the physics department at Baylor, has promised his classes this event if there is any possible chance. He has ordered a final "piece" for the television apparatus, which he expects soon. The only possibility of missing the address will be failure of the broadcasters to radio by television, Dr. Spencer said Monday [Jan. 7].

"It will not take very long to put up our apparatus for television. It will work absolutely if they treat us right up in Washington. Of course, we can get it over radio, anyway, but it will be a new thing for Baylor students if we can both see and hear our president's inaugural address," he said.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Baylor bookplate

This is a portion of the bookplate found in the inside covers of many older books in the Baylor library system. It features an older version of the Baylor seal, with the words "Chartered 1886, Baylor University at Waco Texas. Pro Ecclesia Pro Texana." The artwork appears to have been drawn by Esse Forester O'Brien in 1918, according to the signature on the right hand side.