A shady legacy
By Jaime Walker '02
From the editorial pages of the
TCU Daily Skiff, Jan. 22, 1915, we bring you some history worth chewing
neighborly bovines came over for a short visit with TCU folks the other
day, and not finding anyone at the gate to chew the rag with, said bovines,
who were out to enjoy themselves, proceeded to make themselves at home
and entertained themselves by chewing up all the beautiful shrubbery which
adorned the campus adjacent to the Administration building. As a result
of their depredation and desecration, what was once a delight to the eye
of beauty-loving students is now an eye sore.
"Now TCU folks certainly are delighted
to have their neighborly friends come over to see them, but they think
that those who are responsible for the journeys of their domestics should
be more careful where they go. Somebody should be appointed to enforce
the law against trespassing on the university gardens.
"As one stands on the steps of the
building and lets his gaze extend over the almost barren campus, he decides
that something is needed. A movement is now being agitated to supply that
need. Professor Cahoon is circulating a list which all of those who want
to see our campus look more like a part of nature are signing with a willing
hand. Their signature means that they are going to donate a tree or trees
to help beautify the campus.
"February the ninth is to be Arbor
Day on the campus. Three hundred trees are wanted and must be secured
by that time. Give a tree. It will live as a monument to your generosity
and when you are old and return to TCU you will find at least one relic
of your existence here."