Excerpt from Historical Catalogue of the Alumni of the University of Texas, 1884-1901
With'the means heretofore provided and against the selfish prejudices and envious Opposition that have existed, the past work of the University has been most gratifying, and her growth and development under such circumstances are no less a tribute to the inherent intelligence and wis dom of our people than a sign of the prudence and sagacity Of her successive Boards of Regents. But much more work can be accomplished and more quickly through the organized co-operation of the alumni and ex-students. It is our duty to 'give this co-operation.
We should encourage by our united and zealous support University work in Texas. TO do so is to participate in giving to our people loftier idealsand raising our citizenship to higher standards. The University should be the great central force in the State from which radiates in every dirce tion the highest culture, the most advanced enlightenment and the most liberal progressiveness. In no other way, therefore, can an alumnus exert a more lasting and better inﬂuence upon his fellow man than by helping to direct and by assisting to widen University inﬂuence. Assuredly upon no one does the duty more strongly rest than upon him. NO stranger has, no stranger can have, the disinterested affection for the University that naturally abides within the hearts of her own graduates. They can best appreciate her present needs and more truly comprehend and forecast the broad scope of her future possibilities. And if she has done well her work upon us, it is no disparagement to those who have so far guarded her interests to say that the time is near at hand when her own alumni are best fitted to direct her growth and control her destinies.
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