5 26 1927 Success of growth n textile focus
Texas Tech Is New Attraction For Textile Mills A new factor to interest the textile industry in Texas has been produced by the State’s newfest addition to its higher education facilities—Texas Technological College. Although only in its second year, its studifiit body of more than 1,500, many of whom already know cotton from the seed to the bale, is learning cotton from the opening of the hale to the finished bolt of cloth. Graduates from this school are destined to become leaders in the growing textile industry of the State. Texas Tech has been fortunate in having the interest of the entire State, behind it. Originally planned as a West Texas college following years of insistence from citizens of that part of the State for a technical educational educational institution, Texas Tech was founded on a broader plane as an all- Texas undertaking and is drawing its students from all sections of the State. John W. Carpenter, vice-president and general manager of the Texas Power and Fight Company, is a member member of the original h ard of regents appointed for the school by Governor Neff, and has taken more than an ordinary interest in the institution, particularly the department of textile engineering. Mr, Carpenter has been actively engaged in spreading information information about the possibilities for textile textile development in Texas and has visited many textile mills in the Southeastern States and New England England to steure ideas for the development development of similar mills in hi - State. He also founded the John YV. Carpenter .scholarship, which provides a sum annually annually for the student who makes the highest record in textile engineering On his appointment to the board of regents. Mr. Carpenter, with Dr. P. YV. Horn, president of (he college, and others interested in the new institution, institution, visited the principal textile schools of the Ea -t and appropriated the best ideas they found for the Texas school. Through the efforts of Mr. Carpenter Carpenter and Col. F. P. Holland of Farm & Ranch, a forty-eight-page booklet, describing describing the Texas Technological College College ar.d entitled “Textiles and the New Generation.” was printed recently. recently. This booklet tells of the history history of the college, its progress and its aims. Ten thousand copies were sent out by the college to Texas citizens citizens and prospective students, and also to textile mill owners in America, England ami Japan. ' 1 ' !