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

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’40 Dance
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
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
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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
Program: Jake Dunlap, Carl
Martin, and Hayden Ellis.
“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.
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
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
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•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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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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.
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.