The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, January 11, 1940, Image 1

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? ♦ V * * Ik * c £ r v « ’40 Dance Season To Open ‘Business Men 9 Dance Friday; Fish Saturday The social season of the new year will open Friday night with the Marketing and Finance Club dance. The following night, Satur day, the freshman class, after skipping a year, will again hold the annual Fish Ball. The Aggie- land Orchestra will play for both dances. According to Frank Young, president of the freshman class, estimated expenses of $230 have already been made. Gross receipts in ticket sales show that 231 tickets have been sold for $1.00 a ticket. Tickets may be bought in the organizations through Sat urday and at the door Saturday night. Young estimated that a minimum of 100 more tickets would be sold. Contrary to previous reports, the fish class is inviting the sen ior class free of charge. The freshman of Mary Hardin Baylor declined their invitation because dancing is prohibited in Baptist in stitutions. However, the freshman (Continued on page 6) DEFINITE DATE SET FOR AGGIE FAT STOCK SHOW February 19 Is Set As Date Of Livestock Show Monday, February 19, has been definitely set as the date for the first annual Little Southwestern Fat Stock Show sponsored by the Saddle and Sirloin Club, accord ing to an announcement made Wednesday by James Grote, stu dent manager. Similar shows are conducted in almost all major agri cultural colleges of the United States because of the valuable training given the students and it is for this purpose that the show will be given at A. & M. According to Grote, a major part of the animals to be shown have already been signed up by the students and the remainder are expected to be signed this week. As each student signs to show a certain class of livestock he draws for the specific animal that he will show. Animals have already been drawn in horses and cattle and drawings will be held this week in hogs and sheep. A few animals are still available in all classes with the exception of horses for any animal husbandry students de siring to enter in the show. Those desiring to show animal^ may do so by signing up with Bill Hofman, room 322, hall 5, for cattle; George Pepper, room 325, hall 12, for sheep; or Jesse Barton, room 128, hall 3, for hogs. Committees appointed to direct the show and handle details in clude : Cattle: Bill Hofman, Jim Black and A. H. Hamner. Horses: Pat Propps, C. L. Wil- born, and M. R. Callihan. Hogs: Jesse Barton, C. R. Kyle, and Lee Rice. Lambs: George Pepper, Robert Dittmar, and Tommy Foster. Publicity: Ray Treadwell, Charles Wilkinson, Roy Martin, and Jack Aycock. Program: Jake Dunlap, Carl Martin, and Hayden Ellis. WALTON ADDRESSES GRADUATE STUDENTS “Folk schools of Denmark com pared with the public school sys tem of the United States” was the subject of an address made by President Walton before a meet ing of the members of the Gradu ate School Wednesday night at 7 p. m. The meeting was held in the parlor of the old mess hall, and refreshments were served. 4,089 CADETS APPUED FOR STUDENT JOBS, 1937 TO 1939 By George Fuermann With more than 70% of the A. & M. student body either directly or indirectly concerned with the student labor situation as it ex ists here, the results of a survey made last spring by Student Labor Committee Chairman O. R. Simp son take on a conspicuous import ance. Although the survey was Ormond R. Simpson made some time ago, the Student Employment Office was unable to release the figures until this week. The survey was made from data obtained from the regular appli cations that 4,089 cadets had turn- Cotton Ball King To Be Selected At Meeting Tuesday The election of the king for the Cotton Style Show, Pageant, and Ball will be carried out at a meet ing of the Student Agronomy So ciety Tuesday night. There are some 40 Agronomy seniors eligible for the honor, and much interest is being shown in the ensuing election. The selection of the king will be the signal to begin preparation in earnest for the annual pageant which will take place April 19. Byron Bing and Harry Forbes, bu siness manager and social secre tary respectively, have named the various committees which will be gin work immediately on the de tails of the show. In past years the Cotton Ball has been the outstanding social event of the school year, and this year’s show promises to be the best yet. In previous years the style show has attracted as many as 3,000 people, who came to see the very latest in new styles from (Continued on page 6) •ed in to the Student Employment Office from 1937 until April, 1939. Simpson declared that by Febru ary 1 results of a more recent survey would be released to The Battalion. Among the many salient points learned from this survey are the fact that applicants for student labor are rather evenly divided as to residence, 42.5% of all appli cants having indicated rural resi dence and 57.5% having indicated urban residence. Regarding family income, 90.3% of all applicants indicated a total annual income of $2,000 or less. This total annual family income was interpreted to mean income from all sources. Another inter esting fact learned from the survey is that 53.15% of all applicants showed four or more dependents in the family. All of these facts show very clearly that many of the cadets are able to attend college ONLY because of their employment in some form of student labor; that a great number of students would be forced to leave college tomor row if they lost their jobs today. (Continued on page 5) WALTON TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE FOR SENIOR CLASS Annual Senior Reception To Be Held Monday Night Dr. and Mrs. T. O. Walton will hold their annual reception for the members of the senior class at their residence Monday night from 8 to 10. The reception, which is an an nual honor paid to the senioi' class by the president of A. & M., is held in order that the class can become better acquainted with each other and with their college president. Dress for the reception will be formal for students with all sen iors requested to wear their num ber 1 uniform. Refreshments will be served to all visitors and mem bers of the senior class may ar rive or leave the party any time between 8 and 10 p. m. Max Mc- Cullar, president of the senior class, and Walter Sullivan, head of A. & M. Town Hall, will pour for the occasion. Included in the reception com mittee, besides outstanding mem bers of the senior class, will be Colonel and Mrs. George F. Moore, Dean and Mrs. F. C. Bolton, Colonel Ike Ashburn, and President and Mrs. T. O. Walton. Twelfth Man To Witness Sugar Bowl Presentation At Kyle Field January 27th Aggieland Starts Social Season Friday Above is the latest picture of this year’s Aggieland Orchestra. Pictured are, top row, left to right, Ed Minnock, Joe Germany, Wilbur Kuehne, Lowell Riggs, Jack Littlejohn, Henry Baushausen, and H. L. F. “Red” Doerr. Bottom row *Gene Bond, Charles Berry, Gerald Elder, Sonny Pendery, Murray Evans, and Tommy Littlejohn. Popularity of Aggieland Orchestra Rests on Fact It Gives Out Danceable Music, Both Sweet and Hot By Bob Nisbet Perhaps the best-known orches tra in this part of the country is none other than A. & M.’s own Ag gieland Swing Band. To the cadets of the college it seems to be almost an official organ of the campus, playing for all the corps dances and some of the organization dances as well. Lately the Band made its annual Christmas trip, covering 2,600 miles and playing for 11 dances in the 14 days of the holidays. The Aggieland Orchestra is composed of thirteen members (they are not superstitious), ten of whom are now or have been members of the Aggie Band as well. Instrumentation includes •three trumpets and a trombone,-f the brass section played by Gerald “Jeep” Elder, Joe Germany, Henry Baushausen, and Charley Berry; four saxophones doubling on the clarinet played by Jack Littlejohn, Ed Minnock, Lowell Riggs, and Gene Bond; Murray Evans on the guitar and Sonny Pendery on the bass fiddle; Wilbur Kuehne on the piano; Herbert (Red) Doerr on the drums; and the leader who fronts the orchestra, Tommy Little john, who also plays the clarinet and saxophone. , While the band plays popular- music of all types and confines itself to no one particular field it leans in preference to Glen MaonUmiimr 1.Q39-40 WHOiS WHO Nineteen Baylor University students—ten girls and nine boys—are listed in the 1934-40 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” in recognition of outstanding all-round activity on the Baylor campus, it has been announced. Selec tions were made by a committee of faculty members and students. Honored Baylor students are pictured, left to right, top row, Garnet Ida Robbins, senior in business; Pete Creasy, senior in speech and accounting; Mary Bob Coughran, junior in English; Wilson Fielder, senior in journalism; Nita Rae Sorelle, senior in speech; Winfield Applewhite, senior in chemistry; Margaret Long, senior in business. Second row, Royce Thompson, senior in law; Martha Boone, senior in English; Betty Burkhart, senior in education; Asa Lee Gailey, junior in journalism. Bottom row, Harry Hornby, senior in journalism; Golda Jean Fielder, senior in zoology; Morris Harrell, freshman in law; Mandy Lee Smith, senior in journalism; Homer Dean, senior in law; Mary Lou Kee, graduate in English; Horace Moore, senior in business; and Elaine Markham, senior in business. Miller arrangements and also plays a great many numbers ar ranged by one of its own mem bers, Jack Littlejohn. Among the more popular of Jack’s arrange ments that the orchestra plays are “Indiana,” “I’d Rather Be A Texas Aggie,” and “Don’t Force It If It Doesn’t Fit,” the latter two being of his own composition. All from some part of Texas, the personnel of the orchestra lists four boys from Greenville, two from Tulia, and one each from San Antonio, McKinney, Bryan, Houston, Amarillo, Dallas and Carmen. The orchestra has not as yet completed the arrangements for its list of spring engagements, except the usual corps dance program. This weekend the orchestra will be heard at both the Freshman Dance and the Marketing and Finance Ball, which will be held in the old riiess hall. A. & M. Ex Joins Air Corps In California Army Air Corps Training De tachment, Glendale, Calif.—Ap pointed to the grade of Flying Cadet in the Army Air Corps, James F. Roberts, ’36, has reported at the Air Corps Training De tachment here to launch his career as a military pilot. Roberts graduated from A. & M. in 1936 in agricultural engi neering. Under the new Air Corps expan sion program, nine such bases as this have been established at civil fields throughout the nation to train pilots and mechanics for the Army. Following three months’ primary training at Grand Central Flying School here, flying cadets go to Randolph Field, Texas, for three months of basic training; then to Kelly Field nearby for a final three months of advanced in struction and commissioning as second lieutenants in the Air Corps. Approximately 400 men are sta tioned at the local base. Of these some 90 are flying cadets and the balance are Army enlisted men who are studying as Air Corps mechanics at Curtiss-Wright Technical Institute. Famed Trophy To Rest At A.&M. a Year Trophies Will Be Given Team At Victory Banquet A banquet toasting the champion Texas Aggie football team will be held the night of January 27 at which the trophies and awards for the year will be made to the team. That afternoon, as a “cur tain raiser” for the festivities the famed Sugar Bowl will be present ed to the school by a committee from New Orleans. The Sugar Bowl committee will present the famous silver sugar bowl to Dean Kyle at 5:00 p. m. that afternoon on Kyle Field, and it will remain here at A. & M. un til time for next year’s Sugar Bowl classic. When the original sugar bowl is returned to New Or leans, it will be replaced by an exact replica, appropriately en graved, which will remain as per manent property of the school as a result of the 14-13 victory over Tulane in the 1940 struggle. In addition to presenting the (Continued on page 6) Bus Accident Delays Graff Ballet Troupe Dance Group Forced To Cancel Town Hall Program Because of a bus accident near Shelby, Mississippi, the Graff Bal let, which was scheduled to ap pear here Tuesday night at the Assembly Hall, was forced to cancel its engagement with the A. & M. Town Hall for that night and as a result will probably not be able to appear at College Sta tion this season. According to an announcement made by the Town Hall manage ment, the appearance of the Graff Ballet has been indefinitely post poned. They also stated that the original number of programs for Town Hall would be presented and if the Ballet was unable to ap pear at College Station as it appears likely, another program will be secured to take the place of the dancing company. The ballet was en route from Chicago to College Station via the Mississippi River route in order to avoid the cold weather in the western states, when the accident occurred to their bus at Shelby, Mississippi. Details of the ac cident are lacking but the delay was sufficient to prevent the group from reaching A. & M. in time for their scheduled performance. As other bookings had already been made by the dance company it was impossible for them to con tinue their trip to Texas at this time and to appear here at a later date. The next booked per formance of the Graff Ballet is to be in Iowa and from there they go on to Omaha, Nebraska. PROFESSOR’S PANTS SUFFER IN PUSHBALL GAME AT UNIVERSITY ATLANTA, Ga. — Professors don’t mind losing their pants (and their dignity) now and then, but they do object to their clothes be ing ruined. At least that seems to be the interpretation of a recent Emory University ruling which prohibits students de-trousering their faculty superiors during the annual fresh man-sophomore pushball game— a stunt which has been a popular feature of past contests. The professors even maintained that they could maintain “a semblance of dignity of a bare legged sort” when they were the victims of the lower-class prank sters—but they added that usually their pants were torn in the process, and that’s what they ob jected to.