Appleman, H. M. (1872-) | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
H. M. Appleman was a graduate of the Manual Training program. President Stone was his mentor, and helped him plan his year's instruction. Appleman writes in his autobiography, "It was nearly all practical work; bench wood work, wood turning, pattern making, foundry, machine shop, mechanical drawing, later called drafting. It was a complicated program for two semesters but with the help of the Dean of Engineering and the various shop instructors it was worked out as fully and smoothly as any program. I was allowed much freedom and the instructors took care to see that I had "all the tricks of the trade."
Appleman continues, "In addition to all this I was given employment with the "repair gang" and I worked any extra hours I could find during school days, on Saturday and, sometimes on Sunday. The twenty cents an hour was helpful but the experience almost invaluable. In the spring President Stone offered me a job as shop instructor in Bench Wood-work, Pattern Making and Foundry at fifty dollars a month, and I accepted it to gain greater experience."