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Student Tri-Weekly Newspaper of Texas A. & M. College
Official Newspaper of the City of College Station
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Seniors—Don’t Forget
Prexy’s Reception For
You Monday Night!
VOL. 39
PHONE 4-5444
NO. 39
Baldwin Annual Reception
a x g g rri For Seniors To Be
Added 10 Held Monday Night
Editor To Speak
On “The European
Situation” Friday
Town Hall announced today
that, through the efforts of Dr.
Walton, Frank Baldwin, Editor of
The Waco Times Herald and The
Waco News Tribune, has been
added to its present schedule. Mr.
Baldwin will speak next Friday
night, on the “European Situa
tion” and subjects concerning it;
he spent the better part of the past
summer abroad.
Mr. Baldwin’s information will,
in all probability, be more than
interesting to the students of A.
& M., for they are more than
slightly concerned with present
conditions of war, as a result of
their being part of America’s war
machine, which, of course, means
that they are directly connected
with any move the United States
might happen to make in regard
to the present war situation. And
for those Town Hall members out
side the student body . . . well, all
are naturally attracted to, and arc
eager to obtain, “news behind the
news” regarding the so-called
strong men of Europe, namely
Messrs. Hitler, Stalin, and Musso
lini, whose personalities all ar-e
more or less quaintly familiar with
at present.
Students Invited
To Participate In
Collegiate Rodeo
University of Arizona
To Hold Event March 3
The Saddle and Sirloin Club of
A. & M. has been invited to enter
contestants in the World’s Largest
Inter-collegiate Rodeo to be held
in Tucson, Arizona, on March 31,
according to an announcement
made this wek by James Grote,
vice-president of the club.
A number of club members have
expressed interest in the rodeo and
it is possible that A. & M. will be
represented by a number of cow
boys numbering among them Ben
ton Adams, Alpine, winner of the
Best All-Round Cowboy award at
the annual Aggie Rodeo held in No
The invitation to the rodeo was
from Bill Felts, rodeo boss and a
student of the University of Ari
zona. The university is sponsoring
the rodeo and offers accomodations
for all students making the trip
in their fraternity houses. In ad
dition they offer use of their rop
ing mounts and other equipment
to visiting cowboy collegians.
The intercollegiate rodeo will be
preceded by a full-dress, typical
Western parade held March 2 in
TucsPn, a noted rodeo town.
A touch on irony was added in
the letter in that all coeds of A.
& M., in addition to any Texas
cowgirls attending the school here,
were also invited to attend and ar
rangements would be made for
them to stay in sorority houses.
Evidently the fact that A. & M.
is not coeducational was not known.
Rt. Rev. Clinton S. Quin, Bishop
of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas,
will visit St. Thomas Chapel to
morrow morning, and will confirm
a class and preach at the 10:45
a. m. service. This is Bishop
Quin’s first visit to the.. Charmi
this school ye
also expected
discussion class epat meets at 9:30
a. m.
The time of the late morning
service has been moved up from
11:00 a. m. to 10:45 a. m. This is
to be a permanent change, effec
tive starting this Sunday.
Affair To Be Held From
8 till 10 p. m.; Number 1
Uniform Will Be Worn
President and Mrs. T. O. Wal
ton will hold their annual reception
for the members of the senior class
at their home Monday night.
The reception is given each year
to the members of the senior class
in order that they might become
better acquainted with one another
and school officials.
In the receiving line will be Dr.
and Mrs. Walton, Colonel and Mrs.
George F. Moore, Dean and Mrs.
F. C. Bolton, Colonel Ike Ashburn,
Cadet Colonel Woody Varner, and
Bill Guy, vice-president of the sen
ior class. Charlie Hamner, social
secretary of the senior class, will
assist Walter Sullivan, head of A.
& M. Town Hall in pouring for
the occasion.
Dress for the reception will be
formal and all seniors are request
ed to wear number 1 uniform. Visit
ors may call or leave the reception
any time between 8 and 10 p. m.
Each senior should make an extra
effort to attend the reception
which has been planned for the
To clear up any uncertainty in
the minds of students concerning
penalties for cuts, the registrar’s
office has again stated the Blue
Book rules. According to the of
fice, double cuts are out and have
been out since the beginning of
school this year.
A student is allowed one cut
for each hour that his course counts
on his degree, however, for every
two cuts over the allotted amount,
one grade point will be deducted
from the total number of grade
points made on said course at the
end of the semester.
For instance, if a student is tak
ing a three hour course, he is al
lowed three cuts. If he makes a
B in the course and has five
cuts, then he will make five
grade points on the course at the
end of the semester where he
would have made six without the
two extra cuts. No deduction will
be made until two cuts above the
number allowed are made.
The meeting of the Student
Welfare Committee for the
month of January will be held
on the 18th, in the banquet and
reception rooms of Sbisa Hall.
The meeting originally had
been scheduled to take place Jan
uary 4; but the Christmas holi
days made necessary the change.
Dean F. C. Bolton, chairman
of the committee, requests that
all members of the group keep
the date of January 18th open
in order to attend.
Rulers of Athletic Destiny
Above is pictured in a recent meeting, the Athletic Council of Texas A. & M. College, the governing
body of athletics.
The members are (standing, left to right) Walemon “Cotton” Price, Aggie football star, represent
ing the student body; Melvin J. Miller, representing the Association of Former Students; and Prof. C.
W. Crawford, head of the Mechanical Engineering Department, representing the faculty; (seated, left
to right) Head Coach Homer Hill Norton; Dean E. J. Kyle of the School of Agriculture, chairman of
the Athletic Council; E. W^ Hooker of the Athletic Office, secretary of the Council; Registrar E. J.
Howell; and Joe Wessendorph, representing the Former Students Association.
Athletic Council Makes No Decision
As to Norton’s Contract, 1940 Games
Potential Aggie Authors
To Sponsor Writing Contest
Jack Clark and Walter Sullivan,-
both of the Engineer regiment,
today announce the opening of a
short story writing contest, the
stories of which are to be based
on actual experiences since matric
ulation at Texas A. & M. The
contest will close April 1, 1940, and
the writer of the best actual ex
perience on or before that date
will receive a cash award of $10.00;
the judges’ decision will be final,
with duplicate awards being made
in the case of a tie, and all
stories turned in becoming the
property of Clark and Sullivan.
The purpose of the contest is
to collect actually interesting ex
periences (from either thrill or
comic standpoints) which will be
used as material for a book to be
entitled “Interesting Experiences
Of Texas Aggies,” to be revised
and compiled by Clark and Sulli
van. All students having heard
unusual or interesting experiences
from former students are urged to
have them send their stories in.
All stories should be mailed to
W. W. Sullivan Jr., Box 764, Cam
pus, or delivered to his room, G-10
Walton, where they will be read
and filed, with further judgment
pending. They may be of any
length, preferably from 500 to
1,500 words, and the only factor
on which the judges will base their
decision will be “interest.”
The potential authors believe
that many of the experiences of
(Continued on page 4)
Dr. J. W. Spies, Dean of the
University of Texas faculty of
medicine at Galveston, will make a
visit to the A. & M. campus Mon
day morning and remain through
out the day.
One of the main reasons for his
visit is to interview all sophomores,
juniors, and seniors who plan on
entering any medical school when
they complete their pre-medical
work at A. & M. Dr. Spies also
plans to visit the Biology Depart
ment, Chemistry Department,
School of Veterinary Medicine, and
the Municipal and Sanitary Engi
neering Department.
The Pre-Medical Society is hold
ing an informal dinner for Dr.
Spies Monday night in the Banquet
room of Sbisa Hall. The society,
which ordinarily meets on Tuesday
night, will hold their meeting after
the dinner, at which time Dr. Spies
will address the members.
Those members of the faculty
and members of the Pre-Medical
Society who wish to attend the
dinner in honor of Dr. Spies on
Monday night should get in touch
with John Howard, Jack Rudy,
Allen Neighbors, or Bill Clarkson
Victim of Amnesia Is Identified
As A. &M. Classmates Rush to Aid
From The Beaumont Enterprise -fwore on and
An amnesia victim, his mind a
blank as to his identity, home
and past, was identified at police
headquarters. about 10 o’clock
Thursday night and his people noti
He is Robert Mitchell, about 35,
of Frost, Texas, a former teacher
at White House, Texas, and a
" Hubert Mitchell, former
jt'SVHSn newspaper reporter now
wonting in Houston.
It was the mob of A. & M. col
lege ex-students, rallying to the
aid of a former classmate, who fin
ally turned the trick. They
brought with them piles of A. &
M. annuals, and piled Mitchell with
question and question as the night
rounded up.
Finally Ralph Thompson, assist
ant to J. F. Combs, county agri
cultural agent, walked in, peered
at the lost man, and stuck out his
“Hi, Mitch,” he said.
Mitchell grasped his hand tight
ly and listened while Thompson
told him who he is.
“His name is Mitchell—I can’t
think of his first name—and he
waited tables in the mess hall.”
“Is that my name?” the man
asked. “I’m glad you’ve found
From there the solution progress,
ed in leaps and bounds, and short
ly before 11 o’clock Wendell John-
other Aggies were-f-son of the La Salle Drug Storej
a block away, came in and said,
“Sure, he’s Robert Mitchell of
Frost. I’ve known him all my
Mitchell’s memory began slowly
returning last night, and he began
recalling snatches of the past. His
people were being notified by L. B.
Maddox, police chief.
Mitchell walked into police head
quarters Thursday afternoon ask
ing aid of the police. All he re
membered was that he stopped at
Orange a night or so previously
and asked help there.
It was Bill Brandt, special offi
cer for the Sun Oil Company, who
started Mitchell on the right track
(Continued on page 4)
By Hub Johnson
At a late time yesterday eve
ning the Athletic Council announc
ed that no decision had been reach
ed as to the coaching organiza
tion for next year.
The council reported that they
were still discussing the recommen
dations to be made to the board.
They were also waiting a wire
from California before the definite
football schedule for the ’40 sea
son could be released.
The meeting started just after
noon yesterday and many inter
ested parties hugged the halls of
the Administration Building in
anxious and impatient moods.
Coach Norton left the meeting
shortly after 3 o’clock with E. W.
Hooker. At this time the letter
awards were announced.
As time passed on and the sup
per hour neared, “Cotton” Price,
student representative to the coun
cil, left the meeting in order to
reach a banquet to have been held
in Grapeland last night.
“Additional information might be
released sometime tomorrow,”
Dean Kyle said late yesterday.
(Continued on page 4)
Annual Fish Prom
To Be Held Tonight
Freshman Class of T.S.C.W. Arrived
On Special Busses Friday for Dance
By Glenn Mattox
The fourth annual Freshman Ball will take place in Sbisa Hall
tonight at nine o’clock. The dance will be of three hours’ duration, with
Tommie Littlejohn’s Aggieland Orchestra furnishing the music.
The whole idea of such social activity on the part of a freshman
class originated in 1935. Never before had the freshman classes been
allowed such a privilege. Great opposition regarding the affair arose
from the three upper classes—particularly the sophomore class. The
basis for their argument was laid
Group Will Entertain
T.S.C.W. Students At
Close of Tour in Denton
Plans for the annual spring trip
of the A. & M. Glee Club were
begun last Thursday afternoon in
the weekly business meeting of the
Glee Club officers at the home of
Professor J. J. Woolket, according
to the club publicity manager, Gil
bert Michalk.
The Glee Club, according to pre
sent plans, will leave college on
Thursday, April 25th, and return
in time for classes the following
Monday. The trip will include pub
lic appearances before churches,
high schools, civic groups, A. &
M. Mothers’ Clubs and possibly a
radio program. Tentative plans in
clude engagements in Waco, Fort
Worth, Dallas, Waxahachie, and
Denton and other towns in between.
The highlight of the journey will
be an appearance before the stu
dent body of T. S. C. W. in Den
ton, where a dance has been pro
mised for the A. & M. Glee Club
members by the director of the
T.S.C.W. Glee Club. Two busses in
stead of the usual one will be en
gaged for transportation of the
club because of its increased mem
bership this year. Arrangements
for the trip will be made by Glee
Club business manager Charles
Zahn. Accomodations for lodging
will be furnished by the A. & M.
Mothers’ Clubs of the respective
cities visited.
This year’s program will be un
usual in that the Glee Club will
feature, besides its presentations
as a body, some special numbers
by individual members. Irr making
every effort to utilize all of its
special talent the program will
include accordion, quartet, and solo
on the fact that the privilege be
ing granted that year for the
first time in the history of the
school had been denied to them
in the previous year. In support
of the protestations of the sopho
more class the freshmen of that
year were drilled, fed garlic, and
put through various other cere
monies which were designed as
positive detriments to the success
of the event-to-come. Despite these
tactics all went well throughout the
occasion, and during the early part
of the following year, the class of
’40 staged another such dance. In
1938 the Freshman Dance was a-
gain brought to life, only to die
until the year 1940 when it sprang
up anew—with announcements
that this year’s would be the big
gest and best of all such previous
Fish F. R. Young, president of
the freshman class, and Fish J. R.
(Continued on page 4)
Joe Boyd Favorite Senior
Football Star of T.S.C.W.
Joe Boyd, All-American Texas, greatly surprised and declared, “I
A. & M. tackle, this week became
the overwhelming choice of the
2,700 T. S. C. W. girls in their
fourth annual selection of the out-
standing senior football player in
the Southwest Conference. A. &
M.’s so-called sister school, T. S.
C. W., once before awarded the
honor to an Aggie when in 1938
the student body voted Joe Routt,
All-American guard, their favor
Notified of the election, Joe was
wish that there was some way I
could let the girls know how much
I appreciate the honor.” And then,
as an afterthought, he pointed out,
“I’m afraid my studying has
come to an end for tonight. 1
think I’ll go outside and let go
with a good yell!”
Joe, incidentally, will be no stran
ger on the T.S.C.W. campus
when he goes there with Coach
Norton in the near future to re
ceive suitable trophies. Last year
he served on the board of A. &
M.’s five outstanding cadets which
made up the judging committee
for the Denton school’s annual cam
pus contest.
This post-season all-feminine poll
is conducted by T.S.C.W.’s week
ly student publication, The Lass-O.
Besides Routt, others to receive
the honor have been T. C. U.’s
great quarterback, Davey O’Brien,
in 1939, and the Horned Frogs’
Sammy Baugh in 1937. Runners-
up this year were Gilly Davis of
Texas Univeristy and Ollie Cordill
of Rice.
Joe declared that he would much
rather face his toughest opponent
of the year again than stand be
fore T.S.C.W.’s student body and
make a “thank you” speech. “I’m
not much on speech-making,” he
The national billiard expert,
Chas. C. Peterson, is making his
third visit to the A. & M. Y. M.
C. A. Monday.
Mr. Peterson is traveling under
the auspices of the “Association
of College Unions.” He gives in
formation on how to conduct a
billiard tournament, and arranges
tournaments between many of the
leading universities and colleges
of America.
“No billiard shot that I cannot
make,” is Mr. Peterson’s claim.
Throughout the day and evening
Mr. Peterson will be in the “Y”
lobby where he will demonstrate
the important points of playing bil
liards—how to bridge, how to
figure angles, how to place “Eng
lish,” how to chalk a cue, etc.
The public is cordially invited
to witness these free demonstra
tions at 10 a. m., 2, 4, 7, and 9
p. m.
‘Mr. Kimbrough Goes
To Washington’ To
Receive Grid Award
John Kimbrough and Coach
Homer Norton will fly from Dal
las to Washington, D. C., Sunday
night where Kimbrough will be
presented a special award as be
ing the outstanding All-American
football player of the year.
This award is given by the
Touchdown Club and they have de
cided for Jesse Jones, a man who
holds a doctor’s degree from A.
& M., to make the presentation.
The award will be given to Kim
brough Tuesday night.
At the same time awards will
be made to Nile Kinnick, Ken
Kavanaugh and other outstanding
gridmen, but the award to Kim
brough will be the only one of its
kind. The awards will be made at
the annual dinner of the club at
Washington on January 16.
Dr. O. M. Ball, curator of the
museum and former head of the
Biology Department, who has been
confined to his room since last
August, is reported to be much bet
ter after a partial set-back and
threatened stroke of paralysis last
week. His high blood pressure
is now somewhat lower and his
heart action highly improved.
It is the hope of his attending
physician, Dr. T. T. Walton, that
Dr. Ball will be up soon.