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

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d! ft Vanity Fair, Senior Favorites, Due For 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 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, JAN. 18, 1940 Z725 - NO. 41 : V' 'f‘ 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 concerned. 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 terms. 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 DARNELL AGAIN DAIRY HEAD OF SOUTHWESTERN EXPOSITION 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 hospital. 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 (Continued on page 4) 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 future. 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- lx**# 1 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 formations. 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 ested. 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. & SOPH DANCE POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 24 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 tainment. 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 coverings. 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- (Continued on page 4) 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. (Continued on page 4) 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 attendance. 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.