The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, January 18, 1940, Image 1

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Longhorn February 1
The Battalion
Student Tri-Weekly Newspaper of Texas A. & College
Official Newspaper of the City of College Station
Collie Station, Texas.
Leading Cadet Five
Play Rice Owls Here
Thursday Eve At 7:30
VOL. S9 PHONE 4-6444
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Baldwin To
Appear Here
On Town Hall
Noted Speaker To
Lecture Here Friday
Night at Guion Hall
It was recently learned that
Frank Baldwin, who will speak on
Town Hall Friday night at 7:30
in Guion Hall, and Dean Gibb Gil
christ of the School of Engineering
are old friends of the last 15 or
20 years. According to the dean,
Mr. Baldwin is “a man having no
hypocrisy” about him, and in
“frank and fearless speaker” in so
far as telling the bare truth is
Much of Mr. Baldwin’s time has
been spent abroad. He was in
Spain during most fierce fighting
of the recent revolution there, and
together with his wife, who is
credited with a good part of his
success, did extensive research
on the European situation this
past summer. He is a man who
is generally admired for his
straightforwardness, which is prob
ably the reaosn why he represent
ed McLennan County in the Texas
legislature for two successive
Dean Gilchrist has heard the
same talk that Mr. Baldwin will
give for Town Hall and reports
it to be more than just an inter
esting one. “Maybe I’m biased,”
said Dean Gilchrist, “but he’s so
unusual ... he is a freelance
thinker and talker, and knows how
to do both.”
Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin will be
the guests of Dean and Mrs. Gil
christ while here.
American Lutheran
Church Organizes
Congregation Here
A. & M. Lutherans Invited
To Join Church Movement
Recently a Lutheran congrega
tion was organized at College Sta
tion. The congregation bears the
name of American Lutheran Con
gregation, and is a member of
the church body of the American
Lutheran Church, which consists
of over 500,000 baptized members,
having some 2,000 congregations,
being served by more than 1,500
pastors and missionaries in the
majority of the states of the Unit
ed States, having a part of its
membership also in Canada.
In the American Lutheran Church
there are over 400 mission congre
gations, the most recent one being
American Lutheran congregation
of College Station.
If there are any Lutherans in
this territory interested in joining
this congregation please get in
touch with one of the following
men, who have been elected as the
Church Council and who shall be
inducted into office this coming
Sunday evening, January 14, at
our regular service in the “Y” par
lors, second floor of the Y. M. C.
A. building, beginning at 7:15:
A. L. Schipper, F. E. Hansen, N.
G. Schuessler, Ed. Boemer, Charles
Rohloff, and Marvin Jandt (the
latter of Bryan).
Lutheran services have been
conducted here the past six years
by the present pastor, not alone,
although primarily, in the inter
est of the Lutheran students at
tending college, but also for all
other Lutherans, and for those
who have no church connection.
Housing Authority
Will Address ASCE
Meeting Tonight
A. & M. Prof Worked His Way Through School,
To Become a Leader in State’s Dairy Industry
A. L. Darnell, professor of dairy husbandry at Texas A. & M'.
and a leader in the $80,000,000-a-year dairying industry of the state,
has just been named, for the fourteenth successive year, as superintend
ent of the dairy department of the Southwestern Exposition and Fat
Stock Show, to be held at Fort Worth March 8-17.
• There are success stories about
the boy who worked his way
through college, but the one with
a different twist concerns A. L.
Darnell. Some 30 years ago,
Darnell left his boyhood farm home
at Lexington, Mississippi, to at
tend Mississippi State College. He
had $60 in his pocket. He still
had that $60 plus an additional
sum when he returned home four
years later with a diploma in
animal husbandry and veterinary
science. He had worked his way
through school with the college
dairy herd and in the veterinary
During the past 25 years, Dar
nell has grown with the dairjr-
ing industry which now represents
a net annual income of $80,000,000
in Texas. He organized the South
western Intercollegiate Dairy Cat
tle judging contest and introduc
ed the event at the Southwest Ex
position and Fat Stock Show at
Fort Worth in 1923. Since 1927,
he has been superintendent of its
dairy department.
Darnell was reared on a farm
where livestock was a major activ
ity. Since leaving college, he has
broadened his sphere of work but
has retained a leadership in the
dairy industry of Texas. His first
connection with Texas A. & M.
College was in the capacity of in
structor in 1914. He left to at
tend the University of Missouri in
1915, earning his master’s degree.
Later, he joined the dairy division
of the United States Department
of Agriculture in the western
states with headquarters in Salt
Lake City, Utah. During the
World War, he did special work in
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Football Films To
Be Shown Federal
Employee Members
Coach Homer Norton and Man
ning Smith will present a motion
picture film showing the high
lights of the best football season
in the history of athletics at A.
& M. at a meeting of the Brazos
County Council of Federal Em
ployee Organizations and the Ag
gie Federal Club Saturday night
at 7:30 in the Animal Industries
Building lecture room. If avail
able, the film of the Aggie-Tulane
game will also be shown.
Paul H. Welser, state coordina
tor of the Soil Conservation Ser
vice, and vice-president of the
Texas State Federation Employees,
will preside, it was announced by
Dr. W. B. Davis, chairman of the
program committee, today.
Opportunity will be given for all
members of Local 577, National
Federation of Federal Employees,
and their friends, to sign a letter
to Congressman Luther A. John
son, and like letters to Senators
Connolly and Sheppard, requesting
support of H. R. 960, providing
authority for the President of the
United States to extend civil serv
ice and classification to the per
sonnel of agencies not now includ
ed in the merit system. It is antic,
ipated that H. R. 960 will ve voted
on in the house of representa
tives within the next few days.
Military Science Checks
To Be Paid This Month
The payroll for R. O. T. C. sub
sistence checks of members of
the advanced Military Science, both
juniors and seniors, has been made
out and sent to the Eighth Corp
Area headquarters in San Antonio,
according to an announcement by
Sergeant King of the Military
Science office Wednesday. These
checks will be ready for the stu
dents sometime before the end of
the semester. Juniors will receive
$25.50 and Seniors will get $23.00.
Club Formed By Faculty Members To
Secure Outstanding Motion Pictures
By Bob Nisbet
Why can’t we see some shows that were made long ago and
are no longer being published? Also why can’t we get some foreign-
made films and show them on the A. & M. campus as lots of
other colleges having such a program?
There are many answers to these questions, but perhaps the
most astonishing answer to all queries Is that just such a thing is being
done at A. & M. starting the second week in February.
Several of the faculty members.
having taken an interest in seeing
these films, recently sent out a
mimeographed sheet to all the fac
ulty asking their support in the
movement. Over 100 have signified
their approval, by argeeing to sub
mit a subscription fee of $1.00.
This amount will guarantee the
showing of at least five pictures
to be selected at a date in the near
Membership, this year at least,
will be restricted to college staff
members and their wives. Since the
shows will be of the type as to
attract adult interest only, it was
thought v st not to include stu-
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Mr. Homer A. F r
retary and exei
the Fort Worth .-mor-
ity, will address student chap
ter of the American Socie^j r fT
Civil Engineers Thursday
obtained will probably
most all of foreign make and
on 16 milimeter film. Since there is
no projector in the Assembly Hall
that will show this size picture, it
c'Jrf been necessary to arrange for
6:30 in the Civil Engineering le ; 9 - jh'rws in the Animal Industries
ture room. The talk will concern _ (ire., room. Hence the member-
the Federal Housing Program and jp will be restricted to not more
its benefit to Fort Worth. j r , (Continued on page 4)
Oil Well “Jeep” Will Be
Demonstrated At A. & M.
The Halliburton Oil Company of
Houston has consented to send
their “Jeep”, a piece of electrical
machinery developed by the com
pany, to aid oil well drilling along
with a crew to operate it, to put
on an exhibition in the advanced
Petroleum Engineering drill
ground behind the Petroleum-
Geology building here Friday aft
ernoon from 1:00 to 6:00 p. m.
With the “Jeep” electrical meas
urements are taken in oil wells to
determine the nature of the for
mations penetrated in drilling, and
the type of fluid contained in these
The machine records electrical
diagrams automatically by means
of a light beam reflected on
sensitized paper.
The demonstration will be per
formed for the particular interest
of petroleum and physics students,
but will be open to anyone inter
Scenes at President’s Reception for Seniors
(Top) Charlie Hamner, seated left, and W. W. Sullivan, seated right, aid in serving a portion of
the 300 seniors who thronged President Walton’s home for the annual reception held Monday night.
(Bottom) President and Mrs. Walton and Colonel George F. Moore greet three members of the
senior class as they arrive at the reception.
300 Members of Senior Class Attend Annual
Reception at President’s Home Monday Night
Elegantly attired in number one-
uniform, with boots predominating,
300 members of the 1940 senior
class accepted the invitation of
President and Mrs. T. O. Walton
and attended the President’s An
nual Reception for members of
the graduating class which was
held in the president’s home from
8 to 10 o’clock Monday night.
Present in the receiving line
were President and Mrs. Walton,
Colonel and Mrs. George F. Moore,
and Dean and Mrs. F. C. Bolton.
Others assisting at the reception
were W. L. Penberthy, Mr. and
Mrs. H. E. Burgess, and Mrs. T.
T. Walton.
As members of the class arrived
they were ushered into the re
ception room by W. T. Guy, vice-
president of the senior class and
head of the Scholarship Honor So
ciety, where they were introduced
to President and Mrs. Walton and
the rest of the reception commit
tee. Woody Varner, cadet colonel,
and Max McCullar, senior presi
dent, aided in the reception.
Following their reception the
members of the class were served
in the dining room by Charlie
Hamner, social secretary of the
senior class, and W. W. Sullivan,
Dairy Manufacturing
Short Course Closes
•manager of A. & M. Town Hall.
The reception of the senior class
by the college president is an an
nual affair on the senior social
calendar and is the first of a ser
ies of parties given the gradauting
class by the college, ex-students,
and other organizations.
Monday night’s reception was
the largest in the history of A. &
The Sophomore Ball, which was
scheduled for Friday, January 26,
has been postponed until Saturday,
February 24.
According to Williard Clark,
president of the class of ’42, who
made the announcement, arrange
ments have not been completed
for obtaining an orchestra.
M. and the rooms of the president’s
home continuously filled with sen
iors, arriving and leaving, during
the two hours course of the enter
New College Hills
Building Completed
The E. W. Steel building, latest
addition to the College Hills shop
ping center, is completed and the
businesses occupying it moved in
this week.
In it are McCutcheon’s, ladies’
ready-to-wear store which has been
next door; Forsom’s, paint and
wallpaper; and Edge’s handling
Venetian blinds, shades, and floor
The building follows the designs
of other buildings in the center,
and is of similar construction. The
architects are Atkinson & Sanders.
Scholarship Honor Society Announces
Membership of 75 Seniors, 44 Juniors
The 1940 membership of the Scholarship Honor Society, com
posed of A. & M.’s scholastically outstanding students, was released
this morning by the society’s president, W. T. Guy. Composed of 119
members, the select group includes 75 seniors and 44 juniors.
The 75 seniors are: C. B. Adams,
Contestants at Baylor
Were Plenty Long-Winded!
G. B. Adams, C. F. Baker, Philip
E. Booduet, C. W. Brown, J. C.
The thirteenth annual Dairy
Manufacturing Short Course, now
in progress at A. & M. went into
its third day Wednesday with F.
E. Hansen of the Texas Agricul
tural Experiment Station staff,
presiding. Approximately 75 dairy
manufatcurers were present.
W. V. Maddox, dairy products
specialist, A. & M. Extension
Service, opened the morning ses
sion with a discussion on care
and handling of cream in initial
stages of sour cream butter.
“Selecting neutralizers for sour
cream,” was the subject discussed
by Professor E. L. Founts, of the
Oklahoma A. & M., dairy husban
dry department.
Mr. Hansen then spoke on body
and texture defects in butter and'
Professor Fouts responded with a
talk on flavors in Southern but
ter. Following those two discus
sions a round table session on but-
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Brown, W. J. Butler, Roy Calwell,
J. A. Casanas, J. A. Clay, S. E.
Cohen, L. C. Coffee, D. L. Colbath,
B. A. Davis, Jim Davis, L. W.
Davis, Ed Dreiss, A. L. Dube, C.
F. Dwyer, Lester Fitzhugh, W. C.
Freeman, J. A. Gallant, E. G. Gar
rett, J. E. Gillasby, S. B. Given,
B. A. Gleason, J. R. Griffin, W.
T. Guy, E. H. Hamlett, C. H. Ham
ner, T. D. Harris, R. L. Hearn,
D. J. Herzing, A. T. Hingle, J. W.
Holland, H. A. Jones, L. J.
Lefkosky, Elton Lewis, J. C. Lin-
gold, C. A. Martin, R. G. Martin,
Q. S. Matthews, R. B. Mefferd,
B. J. Miller, H. D. Miller, G. P.
Mitchell, W. R. Moore, Mac. D.
Oliver, M. L. Osborn, R. E. Packer,
R. L. Patrick, H. T. Peeler, S. M.
Pessin, H. L. Petty, C. G. Powell,
A. A. Price, R. D. Radeleff, A.
Reagor, E. H. Roesner, H. L.
Bucker, F. C. Sandlin, C. C.
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WACO.—Even Noah Webster
would express doubt, but officials
at the ninth annual Baylor Uni
versity invitation forensic tourna
ment estimate that contestants
spoke some 4,302,000 words before
the competition ended.
This figure, based on the num
ber of contestants and the time for
each talk multiplied by the aver
age of 150 words per minute, is
more than 60 times as many words
as Webster’s first dictionary con
tained and some 10 times as many
as the recent unabridged inter
national edition.
The tourney, largest invitation
speech affair ever staged in the
Southwest, featured some 400 con
testants from 41 colleges ’and uni
versities in seven states. It open
ed last Friday morning and con
tinued with few recesses until Sat
urday night, with some 80 con
tests going on simultaneously in
the early stages.
E. W. Seay
Selected As
Cotton King
Head of Agronomy
Club Elected Cotton
King Tuesday Night
E. W. ! Seay is King Cotton for
1940. So decreed members of
the Agronomy Society after a
heated election held Tuesday night
in the Agriculture building. Seay,
captain of B Battery Field Artil
lery, is this year’s president of the
society. Seay is from Waxaha-
chie, and is himself a probable
contestant for the cotton tour to
be held this summer, for which the
funds from the Cotton Ball will
be given.
According to J. S. Mogford, of
the Agronomy department, the elec
tion was one of the closest of its
kind ever held. The amount of
interest taken in the affair was
indicated by the fact that more
than 50 members of the society
were present, making almost a full
Also at the meeting, final an
nouncements were made on the
various committees to work on
the ball. Two juniors were ap
pointed as assistants to Byron
Bing and Harry Forbes, business
manager and social secretary, re
spectively. The juniors are Jim
T. Anderson and David McElwrath.
Those appointed on committees
are as follows: Social Committee,
P. B. Bennett, J. W. Bailey, W.
M. Kimbrough, Johnny Rice, L. L.
Edens, R. S. Stone, F. D. Finch,
and W. H. Denham; Decorations
Committee, Don Parker, A. G.
Meister, G. D. Armstrong, M. S.
Thompson, C. G. Powell, R. C.
Stephenson, W. S. Goodlet, M. L.
Osborn, J. Smtih, Clark Harvey,
R. G. Lowrie, P. C. Clutter, A. B.
Yearwood, and H. L. Rucker;
Floor Committee, J. E. Burkett,
J. D. Rives, C. L. Mason, M. H.
Ferguson, M. G. Lowry, J. A. Mor
ris, M. E. McNiel, H. D. Clayton,
W. F. Turner, E. S. Guilloud, W.
K. Schear, and H. L. Petty; Pub
licity Committee, G. B. Winstead,
E. L. Angel, Bob Nisbet, E. W.
Trew, C. A. Mueller, J. D. Reed,
and W. A. Treadway; Music Com
mittee, J. D. Eiland, B. G. Smith,
and Carl Taylor; Rooms com
mittee, E. W. Seay, R. E. Lindsey,
and T. P. Aycock.
Beaumont A. & M.
Club To Show Aggie
Football Pictures
2,000 Aggie Grid Fans
Expected To Attend Show
Somewhere in the neighborhood
of 2,000 grid fans will gather in
Beaumont’s city auditorium Thurs
day night, at the invitation of the
local A. & M. club, to witness mov
ing pictures of the Aggies’ out
standing games of the season just
closed. Films showing the Ar
kansas, S. M. U., Texas and Tulane
contests, will be exhibited, with
Coach Homer Norton, Line Coach
Bill James and perhaps other mem
bers of the cadets’ coaching staff
in charge.
Many of the spectators will be
from out of town. Coaches of the
high school teams in Beaumont and
21 nearby communities have been
invited to bring their lettermen to
see the pictures, and each visiting
aggregation will average about 25
persons, according to Charles L.
Babcock, state A. & M. alumni
president, who is in charge of ar
rangements. Acceptance had been
received Tuesday night from the
schools at Port Neches, Nederland,
Orange, Chester, Liberty, Hull-
Daisetta, Dayton, Portacres, Sils-
bee, Sour Lake, Anahuac, Kirby-
ville, and Woodville in addition to
the four local high schools and
Lamar junior college. There will
be at least 425 interscholastic foot
ball players in attendance.
Port Arthur is not included in
the delegation, because the same
pictures are to be shown there
Friday night.