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development and selection of plant varieties, oyster propa-
gation, insect pests and insecticides, and mosquito exter-

In co-operation with the State Geological Survey and the
United States Bureau of Soils, a soil survey is now in progress
in which the soils of the entire state are being stucUed and
mapped in detail. Apiary inspection and nursery inspection
are also carried on in co-operation with the State Department
of Agriculture.


The Experiment Stations conduct an extensive corre-
spondence on agricultural topics, averaging about 100,000
letters a year, besides giving personal advice to numerous
visitors and through the personal visits of members of the
staff to farms in all parts of the state. The work and methods
of the Stations are also shown by exhibits at agricultural fairs
and by co-operative and demonstration experiments in variotis
sections of the state.

In order to facilitate and strengthen this work a Depart-
ment of Agricultural Extension has been organized. It is
concerned with all the problems of rural commtmities, but
its primary purpose is to carry to the people of the State the

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results of agrictaltural research and a knowledge of the best
agrictdtural practice. A corps of specialists has been pro-
vided and ntinierotis demonstrations have been conducted
in various counties of the state to show the value of fertilizers,
the relative productiveness of seed used by fanners in
different localities, the control of certain plant diseases, the
practical methods of sprajdng orchards, packing fruit, etc.

In order to meet as fully as possible the numerous
inquiries for information along every line of practical
agriculture the Extension Department issues a series of
circulars on special topics prepared by members of the
staff and other specialists. The total number of such
circulars at present is over one hundred.

A Summer Field Meeting lasting three days is usually
held at the College Farm in one of the summer months.

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Louis A. Clinton, M.Sc., Director

Mrs. Frank App, State Leader of Home Demonstration

Victor G. Aubry, B.Sc, Specialist, Poultry Husbandry

John W. Bartlett, B.Sc., Specialist, Dairy Husbandry

M. A. Blake, B.Sc., State Superintendent and State Leader of Farm

J. B. R. Dickey, B.Sc., Specialist, Soil Fertility and Agronomy
Marjory Eells, B.Sc., Assistant Home Demonstration Leader
Mrs. Catharine H. Griebel, Assistant Home Demonstration Leader
Howard F. Huber, B.Sc, Assistant State Leader of Farm Demonstra-
Arthur M. Hulbert, State Leader of Boys* and Girls' Club Work
Ethel Jones, M.A., Assistant State Club Leader
William F. Knowles, A.B., Assistant State Club Leader
A. Freeman Mason, M.Sc., Specialist, Fruit Growing
Charles H. Nissley, B.Sc., Specialist, Vegetable Growing
Ingrid C. Nelson, A.B., Assistant Editor
Stanley B. Roberts, Assistant Specialist, Dairying
Carl R. Woodward, A.M., Editor

Harold E. Baldinger, B.Sc, Demonstration Agent for Sussex Cotmty
William S. Barnhart, B.Sc, Demonstration Agent for Mercer County
Orley G. Bowen, B.Sc, Demonstration Agent for Middlesex Cotmty
Mrs. Cecilia B. Brogan, Home Demonstration Agent for Paterson
John Charles Crissey, B.S., Demonstration Agent for Salem County
Louis A. Coolby, B.Sc, Demonstration Agent for Gloucester County
Herbert R. Cox, M.S. A., Demonstration Agent for Camden County
Ell wood Douglass, Demonstration Agent for Monmouth County
Bbrten E. Ely, B.Sc, Demonstration Agent for Morris County
Irvin T. Francis, A.B., Demonstration Agent for Essex County


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Harry C. Haines, Demonstration Agent for Somerset County
Margaret H. Hartnett, Home Demonstration Agent for Passaic

Cora A. Hoffman, B.Sc., Home Demonstration Agent for Morris

Harry B. Holcombe, B.Sc., Demonstration Agent for Burlington

William A. Houston, Demonstration Agent for Warren County
Warren W. Oley, B.Sc., Demonstration Agent for Cumberland County
James A. Stackhouse, B.Sc., Demonstration Agent for Cape May

W. Raymond Stone, Demonstration Agent for Bergen County
Eunice Straw, B.Sc., Home Demonstration Agent for Monmouth

Ernest H. Waite, Demonstration Agent for Ocean County
Harold E. Wettyen, B.Sc., Demonstration Agent for Passaic County
Carolyn P. Wetzel, Home Demonstration Agent for Bergen County
Albert E. Wilkinson, M.Agr., Demonstration Agent for Atlantic


A Department of Agrictdtural Extension in the New
Jersey State Experiment Station was organized December 1,
1912, to carry the results of station research to the people
of the State. The State Legislature enacted a law in 1913
providing for farm demonstration, and it makes appropri-
ation for this work. The work of the Department of Agri-
cultural Extension in the Experiment Station was co-
ordinated with that of a Division of Extension in Agriculture
and Home Economics in the State College of Agriculture
July 1, 1914, the creation of the college division having been
made necessary by the terms of the. so-called Smith-Lever
act of Congress, approved May 8, 1914, which made an
appropriation to the State of $10,000 to carry out the pro-
visions of the act.

The purpose of the Smith-Lever act is " to aid in diffusing
among the people of the United States useful and practical
information on subjects relating to agriculttu-e and home

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economics, and to encourage the application of the same."
It provides for extension work to be inaugtirated in connec-
tion with the land-grant colleges of the states and to be
carried on in co-operation with the United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture. "That co-operative agricultural
extension work shall consist of the giving of instruction and
practical demonstrations in agriculture and home economics
to persons not attending or resident in said colleges in the
several communities, and imparting to such persons informa-
tion on said subjects through field demonstrations, publica-
tions, and otherwise; and this work shall be carried on in
such other manner as may be mutually agreed upon by the
secretary of agriculture and the state agricultural college or
colleges receiving the benefits of this act."

**That for the purpose of paying the expenses of said co-
operative agricultural extension work and the necessary
printing and distributing of information in connection with
the same, there is permanently appropriated, out of any
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum
of $480,000 for each year, $10,000 of which shall be paid
annually, in the manner hereinafter provided, to each state
which shall by action of its legislatiu*e assent to the provisions
of this act."

The Smith-Lever act further appropriates for the benefit
of all the states **an additional sum of $600,000 for the fiscal
year following that in which the foregoing appropriation
first becomes available and for each year thereafter for seven
years a sum exceeding by $500,000 the sum appropriated for
each preceding year, and for each year thereafter there is
permanently appropriated for each year the sum of $4, 100,000
in addition to the simi of $480,000 hereinbefore provided.
. . . Such additional sums shall be used only for the
purposes hereinbefore stated and shall be allotted annually
to each state by the Secretary of Agriculture and paid in

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the manner hereinbefore provided, in the proportion which
the rural population of each state bears to the total rural
population of all the states as determined by the next
preceding federal census; provided further that no payment
out of the additional appropriations herein provided shall be
made in any year to any state imtil an equal sum has been
appropriated for that year by the legislature of such state
or provided by state, coimty, college, local authority or
individtial contribution from within the state, for the main-
tenance of the co-operative agricultural extension work
provided for in this act."

The work of the division is carried on by means of
specialists and coimty superintendents of farm demon-
stration, home demonstration agents, and boys' and girls*
club leaders. The specialists assist the coimty superin-
tendents of farm demonstration in organized counties of the
State and carry on demonstration work in other counties
upon the request of associations and individual fanners.
They respond to requests for addresses as far as practicable
and make replies to many thousands of inquiries annually
by letter.

The county superintendents of farm demonstration are
appointed by the board of managers of the State Experiment
Station upon the recommendation of the State Superintendent
of Farm Demonstration, and the Director of the Exten-
sion Division. A State law enacted in 1913, making pro-
vision for farm demonstration, empowers county boards of
freeholders to make appropriations for the support of these
county superintendents. A State law enacted in 1918 au-
thorizes county boards of freeholders and municipalities to
appropriate money to support home demonstration work
and boys' and girls' club work, provided this work is done
in co-operation with the extension division of the State Agri-
cultural College.

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For purposes of self-government the whole student body
is organized as a Student Assembly with a constitution and
by-laws. This assembly chooses annually a Senior Cotrndl,
which acts as an executive committee of the Assembly,
holding regular meetings throughout the year, and pro-
posing to the Assembly appropriate rules for the govern-
ment of student order and college customs.

Senior Council for 1919-1920
Clifford Nelson Bakbr, Chairman

Paul Wooluas Lukens Leland Lee Taliaferro

Calvin Christian Meury Pierre Duclos Van Mater

Charles Walter Rice Kenneth Cromwell Hand


Registration day. — ^Each year, on the day before college
opens, all students must register at the Registrar's office.
In 1920 registration day will be Tuesday, September 21.
The fee for late registration is $5.

Attendance at exercises. — Students are required to attend
morning prayers each week-day, except Saturday, at 12.00
o'clock, and Sunday morning services at 11 o'clock, in the
Kirkpatrick Chapel..

1 Excuse for every absence from college duties must be
presented to the Registrar.

2 Excuse for anticipated absence must be presented in

3 Excuse for all other absence must be presented before
4 p. m. of the college day following the absence.

4 Each student will be held responsible for work'omitted


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on account of absence, but the work will not be made up
unless required by the professor concerned.

5 In case an absence is not excused, the student receives
O for it.

6 The roll is called in class at five minutes past the hour.
Students entering between roll call and twenty minutes past
the hour are marked tardy. Students not present at twenty
minutes past the hotir are marked absent.

7 Tardiness coimts as half an absence.

8 The Registrar does not notify students of recorded
absence unless he considers it advisable. Each student is
advised to examine his absence record frequently.

9 Absences from daily chapel and Stmday service are
treated as a class of absences by themselves, and are subject
to the following regulations:

(a) Students are required to attend daily chapel and
chapel Simday service. In case of absence excuse must be
presented to the Registrar at once, and in advance for
Stmday service. If more than five imexcused absences
from daily chapel occur in any term, suspension follows.
If more than two unexcused absences from chapel Sunday
service occur in any term, suspension follows.

(6) Attendance at daily chapel is recorded and the chapel
doors are closed at 12.05 p.m.

(c) Attendance at Simday service is recorded at 1 1 a. m.

(d) Each student must occupy the seat assigned him at
daily chapel.

{e) Students having standing excuses from daily chapel
are required to report at the college ofi&ce each college day ex-
cept Saturday between 12.05 and 12.15 p. m.

Regular examinations are held twice a year — at the dose
of each term. Unannounced tests are held at irregular
intervals at the discretion of each instructor.

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Students are graded on the scale of 100. A combination
of three-fottrths of the class mark in any study with one-
fottrth of the examination grade gives the term grade.

All grades are reported to the Registrar, who designates
them by letters according to the following table ;


90 to 100 A

80 to 89 B

70 to 79 C

60 to 69 D

The minimum passing grade is 60.

Below 60 in term grade E

Below 60 on examination P

Incomplete term record G

Absence from examination H

Grades are reported to students and their parents or
guardians by means of these letters only. The student's
standing in all studies is made up and reported in this man-
ner at the end of each term.

The minimum passing grade is 60 and any lower standing
in either term grade or examination constitutes a deficiency
that must be removed by re-examination.

Re-examinations for the removal of deficiencies are held
at stated periods, and a student who fails to pass one of
these will be given another opportunity by special per-
mission and upon payment of a fee of $5. The second re-
examination can be taken only in September.


The dues of each term must be paid within ten days after the
opening of the term.

In addition to the regular fees all breakage and damage to college
property will be charged in fuU.

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Fees for nn(ler£:ra(luate Students

Ofu Term One Year

Admission or registration fee, payable once $5.00

Tuition fee $75.00 150.00

Public room service 20.00 40.00

Graduation or diploma fee, payable before senior

final examinations 7.00

After the freshman year students in the technical courses are
required to pay a course fee of $15.00 a term or $30.00 a year.

After the freshman year students in the liberal arts courses are
required to pay $7.50 a term or $15.00 a year for each laboratory coxirse
elected, but in case a student elects more than two laboratory courses,
the total fees charged will not exceed $15.00 a term or $30.00 a year.

Fees for Graduate Students

One Term One Year

Tuition $75.00 $150.00

Public room service 20.00 40.00

Laboratory fee 15.00 30.00

(Of the above fees, assistants pay public room

service only; research fellows pay public room service

and laboratory fee.)

Diploma fee: Master's degree 7.00

Doctor's or Engineer's degree 25.00

Remission of Fees

To students holding state scholarships under the act of 1864 (see
page 178) $100 of the charge for tuition is remitted, but not the charge
for public room service or the special fees enumerated in the preceding

To students holding state scholarships under the act of 1890 as
amended by the act of 1905 (see page 178), the charges for tuition
and also those for public room service and all special fees are remitted.


During the present year board is furnished at Winants Hall at
$6.50 a week. Accommodations can be found elsewhere at about the
same rates, but the Faculty is empowered to pass such regulations rela-

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tive to the number of boarders in each house as they may think proper,
and students are permitted to board only at such places as are approved
by the Faculty.

The weekly rental of rooms in Winants Hall is $1 to $1.50, in the
John Howard Ford Dormitory $2 to $2.75, for each occupant. One
student occupying a double room or two students occupying rooms
intended for three will be charged the full rental for the room or the
suite. Detailed schedules of the rates may be obtained from the

Rooms are taken for the full year of 40 weeks, and rent is pay-
able in advance, one-half at the b^:inning of each term. Agreement
to pay rent for the entire suite must be signed by the student who
draws it, or his guardian. Rooms may be occupied from the Monday
preceding the opening of the college year to the Saturday following

In drawing for choice of rooms the order of classes will be fol-
lowed, precedence being given to seniors. The drawing for the year
1920-1921 will take place in the Registrar's office on Tuesday, May
25, 1920, at 4 p. m.

Winants Hall

This building, erected in 1890, accommodates 90 students. It
is heated by steam and lighted by gas. Bathrooms, lavatories, and
storerooms are on each floor. Ample provision is made of fire escapes
and other securities against accidents.

The rooms are arranged in suites of three, a study and two sleep-
ing rooms, for two or three students; there are also a few single rooms.
The large study rooms are each furnished with two study tables and
two chairs. The bedrooms are each furnished with bedstead (with
springs and mattress), bureau, and washstand. Sheets, pillows, pillow-
cases, coverlets, towels, bowl and pitcher, etc., are to be supplied by
the occupant.

John Howard Ford Donnitoiy

Completed and first occupied in 1915, this dormitory provides
accommodation for 80 students. It is a fireproof building, heated
by steam, and lighted by electricity.

It is divided into five houses with distinct main entrances and
connected only through the basement. Bathrooms and lavatories
are in the basement and on the top floor of each house.

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There are a few single rooms, and many suites of rooms with
study and one bedroom or study and two bedrooms and with large
closets. Each study is handsomely furnished with table or two tables,
bookcase and chairs, and each bedroom is furnished with bed, springs,
mattress and pillow, bureau and chair. Students must provide sheets,
pillowcases, coverlets, and towels.

Peter Hertzog Hall

Such rooms in Peter Hertzog Hall as are not required by students
n the Theological Seminary may be rented by students of the college.


OiM Y§ar

Fees, exclusive of admission and graduation fees $190to $220

Board, 36 weeks at $6.00 to $7.00 a week 216 to 252

Room rent, $1.00 to $2.75 a week (40 weeks) 40 to 110

Total $446 to $582

For scholarships remitting part tuition deduct 100 100

Total $346 to $482

For scholarships remitting all fees deduct further 90 to 120

Total $256 to $362


The preceding estimate does not include books, clothes, laundry,
traveling expenses, etc., as these depend upon the individual circum-
stances. Student members of the Athletic Association pay annual
dues of $10, in two instalments, $5 at the beginning of each term.

Students in the technical science courses are required to proctu*e
sets of drawing instrtunents costing from $7 to $ 1 5. They are advised to
defer the ptu*chase of these instruments until entering college, as they
will then have the advantage of procuring them under the direction of
the Professor of Graphics.

Students in the department of Agriculture make a deposit of $5
at the beginning of the course in soils, second term, freshman year, to
cover breakage or damage to laboratory equipment; any unused
balance is refunded. A deposit of $5 is similarly required for the
course in agronomy, first term, sophomore year.

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Deposits of varjring amount, to cover the cost of breakage and
materials, are required in certain laboratory courses in science. Unused
portions of such fees are returned.

Students pursuing the coiu*se in chemistry and the course in elec-
trical engineering are expected to provide themselves, at their own
expense, with the necessary sets and pieces of apparatus, which may
be obtained from the regular dealers or from the department. Appa-
ratus obtained from the department may be returned at the end of
the year, if in good condition, at a discount of about ten per cent from
the original cost.

Students taking military science, except members of the "Reserve
Officers* Training Corps," are required to purchase a uniform consist-
ing of cap, blouse, and trousers of olive drab cloth and costing about
$25. The suit is neat and serviceable, and while required to be worn
only at drills, may be worn on any occasion.


Tuition in these courses is free to residents of New Jersey; non-
residents pay a tuition fee of $25 on entering. There is also a registra-
tion fee of $5 for all. The principal items of expense are the cost of
living in New Brunswick and of travel to and from the city. Com-
fortable rooms with table board can be obtained within ten to fifteen
minutes* walk of the main agricultural building for $10.00 a week.
Trips of inspection to nearby farms may cost $5 to $6 for the term.
The cost of books is approximately $15. The total expense of the
coiu^e is about $175. The required entrance fee is to be paid when
the application is accepted, or it may be sent with the application, as
the nimabers must be limited because of lack of room.


Residents of New Jersey do not pay tuition. Every student,
however, is required to pay a registration fee. Small fees are charged
also in connection with certain courses. Students may take home
articles made in the various classes by paying the cost of materials
used. Residents of other states must pay tuition besides the above fees.

The dormitories, college dining hall, and many private residences
are open to the summer students. Single rooms cost $1.50 to $3.00 and
double rooms $1.25 to $3.00 a week for each occupant. Board is $6.00
to $7.50 a week. The Summ^ Session Announcement, published
March 1, will be sent on request.

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Advanced work in various departments of the college
is actively sustained through the several societies which
meet under the patronage of the professors and instructors
together with alumni and other residents of New Brunswick
interested in special branches of learning. Such societies,
some of them of many years' existence and all of them meet-
ing at least monthly, are the Historical Society, the Scientific
Society, the Graduate Students Club, the Hii Beta Kappa
Society, the Greek Club, the Alliance Frangaise.


The Yotmg Men's Christian Association holds a weekly
religious meeting for all students, maintains Bible classes,
sends deputations to outlying churches and boys' clubs,
engages in social service in the commimity, and otherwise
promotes active religious work under the direction of an
experienced executive secretary. It also conducts a
student employment btu-eau.

The Targtmi Association issues the weekly paper, which is
edited and managed by the students and has been success-
fully maintained since 1869.

A committee of the students co-operating with a com-
mittee of the Faculty arranges each year a program of inter-
collegiate debates.

The Philoclean Literary Society meets biweekly, with
programs of literary criticism, discussion, and debate.

Queen's Players, the undergraduate dramatic association,
presents one or more plays during the college year.

Technical clubs composed of students in the departments
of civil engineering, electrical and mechanical engineering,
chemistry, biology, and agriculture meet regularly for the
presentation and discussion of papers.

A glee club, which has been in continuous existence for

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more than twenty-five years, a mandolin club, and other
musical organizations are maintained by the students.

Eleven Greek letter societies (the first established here in
1845) and one students* club occupy houses which serve in
large meastire as dwelling houses for their members.


In order to secure for the students the benefits of out-
door exercise, athletic sports are encouraged by the provision
of adequate facilities. Rightly controlled such sports have
shown themselves beneficial both to the health of the stu-
dents and to the quality of the work done and are manifestly

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