The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 08, 1950, Image 2

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fPT : ^ , ■ i 1 ' • -n Page 2 Nation Editorials '7 ' ' • 7-" ' . ■ 'r.r.j 7 l 7 i■ n ’ ! WEDNESDAY What IS a College Education? .{, . _ ‘ 'Lc-l i ‘ We recently on the purpose 77 rd several discussions value of a college edu cation. Perhaps Approaching graduation inspired these talks or maybe it was the combination of a new semester and the arrival of spring-like weather. But, what ever the cause, the talks have been in teresting to say the least. Our curiosity was aroused as a result of these discussions. So much so that we decided to look for a good answer to the question, We think we’ve found it in a book by Frank L. McVey, “A University is a Place . . . A Spirit.” McVey was president of the University of Kentucky from 1917 until 1940. His answer to the questioin, “What IS a College Education?” is this: “College education is a process of growth, planning and preparation. It is an opportunity to know what the great of the world have said and done. It should be a period during which the student learns the accomplishments of govern ments, the cause of disasters, the errors men have made, and the victories which wonf have been "This period of four years should bring to the student a sense of human progress, an understat ing of the methods of sci ence, some appreciation of literature and the other art*, and a reverence for God and man. It it a time When he discovers his associates* catches some idea of the What IS . Con^ Education,' During this time he ought to learn how to approach a] problem, how to analyze it, and how to i^st its truth. “Four yeairs of college should give to the student ai larger tolerance, an awak ened “curiositjy,” a knowledge of how to acceptance of integrity of atest of human endow- FEBRUARY 8, 1950 THIS MAY BE IT I ' 0 h for enlightenment. work, and a: mind as the ments.”* For us, “What IS a ; / j it answers the question, allege Education?” j 1 picture industry which sets and molds the opinion of Peppy’s Worry Over Our Morals Representative R. E. (Peppy, alias by the moliioi “Voice of the People”) Blount, constant the standards worrier over public morals, and candidate our populace.” for state Commissioner of Agriculture The concern of these legislators over fathered another bill in the state legisla- our moral welfare should be appreciated ture Monday.. ! j r by the peopl^ of Texas. Why should we The bill, actually a resolution, seeks to worry over) jmblic morals, or even our ban Ingrad Bergman’s latest film own morals as long as these few legisla- “Stromboli” from Texas movie theaters.. Blount, along with five other solid citizens in the legislature, want the ban “not be cause lof what will be shown in the picture, but because of the immoral incident it at tempts to glorify, condone and glamorize at the expense of, detriment to, and de generation of our younger impressionable society.” The resolution continues, "Hollywood, due to said investment, attempts to sub ject and expose to the youth and public of our nation a degrading and disgraceful incident seemingly justified and approved tors are eager to do our thinking for us? Should the resolution (now sidetrack ed in a committee) pass, Texans would be relieved of having to> make the choice of whether oij not to see the picture which may be just Another lousy movie. Govemmejnt (this time state govern ment, but sti I government) would be tak ing another step! into our private lives, and hasten i is further to the state con ceived in the book Ninetcen-Eighty-Four. A few more such resolutions, and all we’d need would be the "Big Brother Is Watching You” signs. ■ j. ■ r r- | i . : Somebody’s Own Grandpaw, Jesse James - . Folks in Union, Missouri have a lot to talk about these days — seems Jesse les and Stel] ■James has come back to town and wants to tions in the legally establish his name. The old man the present go- wh<f claims he is Jesse James is now ing under the name of J. Frank Dalton, i J. Frank (Jesse) claims he took that name after the real J. Frank Dalton was shot by a man thinking he was Jesse. Jesse, seizing the opportunity to be dmd, fixed up J. Frank so he’d pass for Jesse, and folks in Jesse’s part of Missouri be lieved he had been shot dead. It’s all a mixed-up affair and it is fur- Jesse’s son, Jesse E. James of Los Ange- a F. James have filed peti- Union courthouse to contest Frank Dalton’s claims that he is the rea Jesse James. They don ’t think J. Frank should get that the real the name J€sse. This, because they feel Jesse is dead. ther complicated: Jesse’s relatives. k “As I would not be a slave; so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from T Claims and counterclaims by inlaws and outlaws have complicated this legal entanglemen ;, and left us not sure wheth er to believe the days of the old West are still with us inlthe person of Jesse James, or, if they pre long past, but imposters remain. this, to the Extent of the difference, is no democracy.” i :| — Abraham Lincoln 41k ■«_ - - The Battalion : 7 "Soldier, Statesman, Knightly Lawrence Sullivan Ross, Founder of at the editorial office. Room 201, ) or at the Stuadent Activities yiiar. Advertising rates furnished on request. i Traditions • ! - The Associated Press is ontitied exclusively to the use for : credited to it or not otherwise credited in the paper and local u, ad herein. Rights of republtcation of all other matter herein are T letter el Port Office st CoUeee Station. Te*ae. esder the Act at Coafreet of Harsh S, ISIS. I Member of The Associated Press BILL BILLINGSLEY, C. C. MUNROE.. .... Dave Oosletti- - -— - Chuck Cabanisa. John Whitmore, L,. O. Tiedt, Dean Reed, Otto Kunze.. ...... ■ Dean Reed I,. O. Tiedt Prank N. Manltzas Wednesday Issue Oeorge Charlton. . Herman GoMob. . . ... Aeeletant Feature Sid Abernathy. Emil Bunjes. Jr.. — ter Crltchtleld. Marvin Metuaek. B. F. Roland. John Tapley, BUI Thompson, ‘'Rip” Torn. —j Jolts Whits ■ ■ - Jerry Zuber itaore. ■•Rip” Torn. Bob Tounr and. Feetu»< gTifiSKSj Ratpir It: ■ cal College of Texas and the ulated every Monday through hirings the summer The Bat* sription rate $4.30 per school publication of all news dispatches rws of sponUncous origin publish- also r('served. Bapnaeotad nationally by National AC* rsrtMns Sendee Ine., at Naw York CRy, Chlcaeo, Lea Anselaa. and Saa FraailaaS. Co-Editoru Managing Editor . ....Feature Editor Sports Editor News Editors ■■■ ' > l News Editor u Copy Editor Sporta News Editor —- ZMZu U*ry Oliver.. Ray William*. . . Now. and. yeatOM Writer* /.»cutuua«i Khaafsr % J } j i i cbier aaitonaiiat _ ied* F^ankOTB>5f n jr “'sporu Wrtfem Jack Statubury. Ales Huawa Kiwanis Hears Leipper College Station Kiwanians heard Dr. Dale Leipper, head of the new Department of Oceanography at their weekly meeting Tuesday. Telling of plans for a staff of five professors for next year, the oceanographer discussed the mil itary and industrial aspects of the field. Oceanography also plays an important part in cultural and soc ial life, he said. D. C. Jones, Jr., Brazos District Scout Commissioner, presented the new charter to Boy Scout Troop 102 at the meeting. The charter was presented ta A. C. Magee, chairman of the troop committee. Troop 102 is sponsored by the Ki wanis Club. Magee, in turn, presented the charter to Scoutmaster Bill Man ning, paying tribute to the lead ership of the volunteer adult lead ers in College Station scouting. Scouts who were present for the program were Eagle Scouts Jack Burchard, Walter Parsons, John Hildebrand, and Life Scout Day- ton Moses, all members of Troop 102. *; Burchard presented « fivc-min- Of/icial Notice y ' l N O T I; C K 3 I'KKMVCDK'AL - I’lCr.DKNTAI. NTl’DMNTN Th# Bullttin* of Inrormntlon nnd itppll* cntlmi form* for the Medical Cottotf* Ad- mlHNion Tent to be irlven Mlty 1J!, 10ft0, are now Avnllnble at the office of Hr, Oeor*e W. Totter. Prertiedlenl-Tretlental Advinor. Room 1.1, Hclonce Hall. All r»re- medte‘il-pred#ot«»l nttidentH who expiM to apply for admltalon to the profeMinnal schools In 10M are required to take this test of the follow-up teHt to be Riven No- vmber 13, 1950. ApplIcntibnH for the May 13 test muat be in Princeton; New Jersey before April 29. O. E. POTTER NOTICE TO CANDIDATES FOR GRADUATE DEGREES IN JUNE. 1950 All candidates for graduate degrees in June; 1960, must be registred In the G«td- uate: School this sevnestr. It Is the stu dent’s responsibility to both register and check with ihe Graduate School to see that his record is clear for 'graduation, both scholastically and in every other way. This includes filling out a request for admission to candidacy for the degree in June. The faculty Is requested to assist their students in meeting all these requirements promptly. IDE P. TROTTER * Burchard, tions and publicito; M. Cash- ion, inter-racial; L. E. cational guidance; and SAVE 10 TO 20% 'On Your Automobile and Fire Insurance Stock or Mutual Policies ALEXANDER - BEAL AGENCY 203 South Main Phone 2-5547 BUI Wm.... Photo Engraver* j La Fiesta WELCOMES THE AGGIES TO BRYAN’S NEW ORIGINAL MEICAN RESTAURANT I . 7 / ■] N La Fiesta Dinner Tamales Tortillas Calupa Compuesta Enchiladas Sopa deAnoz Appetizer—Fiestas] Tacos Chile Con Queso Coffee or Tea Sherbert Especially Prepared Hot Sauce • Steaks • Children’s Plates For Party Reservations Call 2-5145 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Open Daily Fiesta ! fa ... Formerly the College Inn 24th & N. College Ave. ? t : i V'7 i I . | ! : • j'V 1 Girl from Gatkrtgkt,.^ ‘Pinkie’ Solves Mystery Of Missing Birthplace U By C. C. MUNROE Suppose somebody were to write ii asking where on the A&M pus they haif been bom? ppose, also, wrote the birth] ute resume of troop activities during the past year. Chairmen Named An entire group of new commit tees was announced by Joe R. Mothcral, Kiwanis president. Chairman of the committees are: Bob Cherry, attendance; Charies LaMotte, boys and girls; Charles Hart, business and civic' develop ment; J. G. Gay, church support; Dan Russell, crippled children. L. S. Richardson, education; W. M. Potts, underprivileged child ren; Dixie Southern, finance; George Summey, Jr., house and re ception; A. D. Henson, transpor tation, Homer Adams, inter-club; Wayne Stjark, program; Clyde Rainwater, Kiwanis education; and Dick Hervey, entertainment-re creation, are other committee heads. Donald public rcla- R. Stark, vo- R. L. El kins, membership, complete the group of chairmen. Local AAIIP Meet Set for Thursday The local chapter rtf the Ameri can Association of University Professors wil) inept Thursday night, Feb, i), ih the Physics Lecture Room, Otis Mlllhr, vice- president, announced today. Final action will be taken on the report of the committee on “Proposed Criteria for Granting Promotions and Salary Increases at Texas A&M College.” ! Faculty participation in the Col lege Classroom Teachers Associa tion, a division of the Texas State Teachers Association] will also be discussed. Dr. Melvin Brooks; President of the local AAUP chapter, is in St. Louis attending a special school for census workers. , that the person i letter knew that iplace had been either >r Gathright Hall? to go even further, sup- the writer was a woman? ell, such a thing happened last month. Tile writer was . Cora Carieton Glassford, li- ian for the Daughters of the _ iiblic of Texas. The person who received the letter was P. L. “Pinkie” Downs Jr., assistant di rector of information and publiea- ' tions for the college. Mrs. Glassford is the daughter of' a former A4M commandant, Lt. Guy Carleson. She asked “Pinkie” for two of the A4kM Commeorative plates, one with a picture of Foster Hall on it and thej other with a pictu -e of Gath- right. Mrs. Glassford knew that one of the buildings was her birthplace but she wasn’t .sure which one. “Pinkie” didn’t know either, but he decided to find out since, his reputation for knowing all about A&M’s history was at slake. He also had a personal Hia uncle riend !: close fi it. :]( and a copy] request to F interest in the mai was a secretary of President Ga “Pinkie" aent a of Mrs. Glassford E. Gtesecke, _ Clast, of ’86 an<f for many years, close friend of Ltl Gtesecke in reply informed “Pinkie".that Lt. Carieton and his family formerly liVed oh the sec- ond or third floor of the four- part of Gatjirigt over thi art of Gatiiright, directly e officers mess. At that Story time, both the cadet and officers mess were located in GathrightJ Foster Hall, GieSecke said, was hot built until after Lt. Carleson completed his toiir of duty compl A&M. Mrs. Glassford will get a lettei from “Pinkie" thi* week enclosinj a copy of this article. And, unde; separate cover, she will receive i complimentary addition to her plate collection. The addition wilt have on its surface a Wedgewood reproduction of her birthplace, Gathright Hall. , Such is the service of “Pinkie" Downs, the official greeter and unofficial historian of A&M Col lege. < Electric Course For Rural Co-ops G. L. Williams, director of the 1 Industrial Extension Service, has announced a series of training courses to be conducted for super- vistors of Texas Rural Electric Cooperatives. Williams said some 20 classes were planned to instruct about 300 persons in supervisory posi tions in the 79 cooperatives in the state. The three-day classes will be held at locations convenient to each of the cooperatives, and a suffi cient number of classes will be hel|d to enable each cooperative to serid all its supervisory personnel without interrupting, the work schedule. if any cooperative has eight or mcirc person* in supervisory posi tions, a special class may 1>« hold on| its property, providing ar rangements can be made for the supervisory ijio r som |0 ' to attend class four hours each day. NOTICE VETERAN N There will fac two representative* frdm the Veteran's Administration Rciblonal Office, Waco; Texas in rohm 260, Blzzell Hall from 9:30 toi 1:30 Thitrsday, February 9, 19(50. Veterans with any V. A. prbblcms arc encouraged to see these representatives regardless of any previous action taken on their problems. TAYLOR WILKINS, Vet* Advisor Qawpu TODAY & THURS. 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