LONG ISLAND AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
FARMir^GDALE, L. L, N. Y.
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VOL. XXIV, No. 1 October 12, 1953
FALL CAMPUS ASSEMBLY
Anxid the turning oaks set about
the Administration Building, a
melodious banter of voices was
heard, as the autumn term was
alx>ut to commence.
To each voice an individujiJl per-sonality
belonged and to it a won-dering
of what was before.
A new world was opening, out
of which many of them would reap
reward. Their vocation; a chance
to work at something they desired;
voices bound tdgether with hope,
Silence reigned, all was quiet
save for the whispering breeze, as
it rustled the leaves, the chippering
of sparrows as they dove in and
out of the glossy ivy adorning the
This was the scene set for Di-rector
Knapp's Fall all - campus
assembly. Addressing a r e c o rd
Freshman class of more than eight
hundred students and approximate-ly
four hundred and fifty seniors,
he reminded his audience that
education is committed primarily
to the improvement of the individ-ual,
and to developing human per-sonality.
Dr. Knapp emphasized an
individual's obligation to develop
an open and receptive mind, keen
powers of observation, and a con-stant
attempt at self improvement.
Director Knapp concluded his
talk by summarizing:
"The World stands out on either
No wider than the heart is wide.
Above the World is stretched the
No higher than the soul is high.
But East and West will pinch the
That does not keep them pushed
And he, whose soul is flat.
The sky will cave in on him by
There was a resumption of the
babbling voices. "Old Sol" beamed
down warmly, and the voices went
about their various ways.