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Not A Bad Idea

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'l'lio Dean of Ibe engineering department of Vaiulerbilt University at Nashville, Tenniste., has issued circulars anooanclng tlmt n class in hlghwty conBtruotlon is to be opeaed free of charge to one principal or deputy blghway oomDlwioner r other official from each county, the benetlclary to bc appolntod by the county judge. Tlic course of initructlon will extend from Peb. 1 to April 1, and will conslst of lcclurcs and work on ilie economtoal locution of btghways tu conform to conditions of topography tod trüllic, principies of construction of new :nul rccniistruction of okl roails. methoda of drainage, tlmple higtamy 8truotnre?, retalnlng wnllü, culverts, aaijilcbriilges; ilso practicein tielüskctching, pUttlng, draughting, and compntlng cstlmatesol oost Tuitlon iu munual ii'diDologj at thu Vaiulerbilt is frcc to all stutlciits; and now the opening of tlio class 10 road enginccrinK to public olH clals charged with OTenlght of the higliways is a step tlmt is higlily to bc comtneniled. The offer is not rcstrictcd to state line?, but limited only to'the capacity of the institution.- L. A. W. Uulletln. Why would not a plan of this kind be a good one for the U. of M ? It would not only do great ooil in teaching those in charge of our public roads the best v;iy to niakc and preserve thein, but it would tend to brin the university nearer to the pcople of the state by showlng thcra a most practical sitie to college training.


Ann Arbor Courier
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