The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 04, 1929, Image 1

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Patronize They Make Our This Adver- ti n f vfin 1 in 11011 Paper tisers Possible TWO DORMITORIES AUTHORIZED Published Weekly by the Students of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas VOL. XXVIII BRYAN, TEXAS, DECEMBER 4, 1929. NO. 13 IN MEMORIAM This last week our Almighty Father called to His side, John L. Losey, "one of our beloved friends and classmates. Early Saturday night, November 30, Cadets Losey and Chris tensen were walking near the railroad by Boyett’s filling sta tion with the intent of catching a ride to Bryan. A car driven by a negro ran them down, hit Losey, and killed him instantly. Christensen was unhurt. Losey’s home was in Louisville, Ky., and he is survived by his mother, Julia B. Losey. Losey was 23 years old, and a sophomore engineering student in C Company, Engineers. His record in the Commandant’s office was flawless. He was liked by his instructors, and was loved by his classmates. He was also working his way through school. It is not ours to question the wisdom of the Diety and we do not, but his absence adds greatly to the emotional feeling in the Heart of Aggieland, for its loved ones who have passed to the Great Beyond. Joseph J. Davis, assistant professor of drawing at Col lege, was taken ill at his home in Stovall, N C. on Wednesday, November 13. After a brief illness, he passed away on Sun day, November 20. Professor Davis had taught drawing and descriptive geometry during his five year stay at A. and M. He is survived by his parents in Stovall, and in his passing we know that we have lost a good companion, a competent instructor, and a dear friend. STUDENTS OF MATH DEBATING TEAM TO HAVE CONTEST SHOWS INTEREST SOCIALIST WILL SPEAK FRIDAY Brought Here Under the Auspices of the Y. M. C. A. Norman Thomas, socialist candi date for President in the last elec tion and more recently socialist can didate for Mayor of New York City is scheduled to appear at the As sembly Hall at 8 o’clock the night of December 6 under the auspices of the college Y. M. C. A, M. L. Cashion, secretary of the Y. M. C. A., has announced. Mr. Thomas, Presbyterian minis ter and pastor of what is known as the Presbyterian “Brick” church in New York City, is a graduate of Princeton and Princeton Seminary. Dr. John Dewey of Columbia Uni versity was has campaign manager in his recent campaign for election as mayor of New York City. Mr. Thomas is expected to speak on “Why I am a Socialist.” The lec ture will be free. Mr. Thomas is quoted as being in favor of changing the name of the Socialist Party in order to rid the organization of some of the opposition that the name has engendered. He is in Tex as as the result of engagement un der the auspices of the Dallas For um and will speak here and else where in Texas. SCIENCE ACADEMY ELECTS OFFICERS Clyde T. Reed of the South Texas College of Arts and Industries, Kings ville, was re-elected president and H. B. Parks of the Texas Experiment Station, San Antonio, was re-elect ed secretary-treasurer at the meet ing of the Texas Academy of Science held at A. and M. last Friday and Saturday. New officers elected were: Dr. O. W. Silvey, A. & M.; Dr. B. C. Tharp, University of Texas; and Dr. W. J. McConnell, College of Indus trial Arts, first, second and third vice-presidents respectively. The annual meeting at A. and M , which was the first since the reor ganization of the academy in San Antonio in November of last year, was attended by forty members, rep resenting five leading educational in stitutions of the state, and was fea tured by papers on various scientific subjects by the leading scientists of the state. Annual Affair to be Sponsored by Professor Mitchell. Freshman and sophomore students of the A. and M. College are invited to compete for mathematics prizes offered through the efforts of Pro fessor John W. Mitchell by friends of the college to stimulate interest in mathematical scholarship, accord ing to an announcement by Dean Charles Puryear, head of the de partment of mathematics. The prizes are divided in two classes, one for freshmen and one for sophomores, a first and second prize being offered to each group. The first freshman prize of thirty dollars cash is offered by John P. Garrity of Corsicana, and the sec ond freshman prize of twenty dol lars is offered by L. D. Royer of San .^mtonio. James Sullivan, busi ness manager of athletics at A. and M., offers the first sophomore prize of thirty dollars, and the second prize of twenty dollars is offered by Tyree Bell, Corsicana. Those eligible to compete for freshman prizes are students who are classed as freshman and who (Continued on Page 5) Four Debates are Scheduled—More Debaters are Needed. With four debates already schedul ed, and plans under way for several more, the A. & M. Debaters are showing much enthusiasm for the work this year. At their regular meeting last Tuesday evening, a reg ular debate was held on the ques tion: Resolved: that the nations should adopt a plan of complete dis armament, except for such forces needed for police protection. The af firmative was upheld by W. A. Por ter, W E. Morgan, Fort Worth; and W. O. Alexander, Gulf. The neg ative was defended by E. C. Wer ner, San Antonio; H. M. Secord, Bryan; and W. G. Carnahan, Center. J. J. Woolket, assistant profressor of Modern Language, was chosen to point out the weak points in the speeches so that they can be per fected for the next meeting, which is Tuesday December 10. Wanted: More debaters as well as audience at that time.—Be at the “Y” par lor. BOARD DECIDES ON BUILDING PROGRAM Hundred and Fifty Room Hall to be Started Soon. F. M. LAW, - President of the Board of Directors. With the coming of Thanksgiving new life has come to the building program started at the beginning of this year. It just comes to show us that the people throughout the state are vitally interested in the progress and welfare of the student body at A. and M. While in their pleasure trip to see the game, the board of directors made spare time for a meeting with F. M. Law, president of the board, presiding. SeA^eral important ques tions for the advancement and up building of A. and M. were dis cussed. The important resolutions passed upon tended to increase living accommodations. The board authorized the state forester to close an oil lease on 1200 acres of land owned by his depart ment, the proceeds of which will be added to the dormitory fund. The construction of a one hundred and fifty room dormitory on the site now occupied by the old armory was au thorized at an approximate cost of $210,000 The old armory will be wrecked at a cost of $2500. A new dormitory will be built where Ross Hall now stands at an approximate cost of $116,000 as soon as this dormitory can be torn down. It will cost $3100 to wreck Ross Hall. Part of the materials for the construction of the new one hundred and fifty room dormitory are already on the grounds; the structure will be erected as soon as the old armory is removed.