The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, January 23, 1940, Image 1

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    Make Reservations
Now for the Jan. 27
Football Banquet
The Battalion
Student Tri-Weekly Newspaper of Texas A. & M. College
Official Newspaper of the City of College Station
Friday on WTAW:
The Aggie Clambake at 4:30
Battalion Newscast at 5:15
VOL. 89 PHONE 4-6444
Z725 NO. 43
Civil Service
To Get Advice
Applications Should
Be In by February 1
O. E. Teague of the U. S. Civil
Service Department will meet all
students who wish to apply for the
position of junior professional as
sistant with the Civil Service in
the Animal Industries lecture room
at 7:00 p. m. Wednesday, when he
will sign the notary blanks and
certifications of residence which
must accompany the applications.
The closing date for these applica
tions to leave College Station
should be February 1.
Optional subjects under the rat
ing of junior professional assist
ant are as follows: junior adminis
tration technician, junior agricul
tural economist, junior agronomist,
junior animal breeder, junior ach-
aeologist, junior archivist, junior
biologist (wildlife), junior chemist,
junior engineer, junior forester,
junior geographer, junior informa
tion assistant, junior legal assist
ant, junior librarian, junior metal-
continued on page 4)
Talbot Asked
To Pick Champ
Showman Here
Chief of Ft. Worth
Exposition Stock Show
May Serve as Head Judge
D. G. Talbot, general superin
tendent of the livestock division
of the Southwest Exposition and
Fat Stock Show, has been sent an
invitation by James Grote, man
ager of the Little Southwestern,
to act as judge of the grand cham
pion fitter and showman here Feb
ruary 19. Mr. Talbot will make
the final placings between the
champions of the cattle, horse,
sheep and hog classes. Winner
of this final round will receive a
pair of Texas Aggie cowboy boots
made by the Central Boot Com
pany of San Antonio.
Jack Turner, manager of the
Ellison Estates of Fort Worth,
has been asked to act as cattle
judge. Placings will be made on
the way the animal has been
fitted and on the way it is shown,
rather than on the merits of the
individual animal.
Rufus Peeples of Tehuacana has
been asked to judge the horse
classes. He is well known for the
excellence of his horses and gen
eral farm plan. M. G. Perkins,
county agent at Caldwell, will
serve as judge of hog showmen.
P. T. Underwood of Denton and J.
P. Heath of Argyle has been ask
ed to collaborate on placings in
the sheep division.
Talbot, Turner, Peeples and
Perkins are all ex-students of A.
& M. It is not known as yet how
many of those who have been in-
ivted will be able to serve as
judges, but answers are expected
early this week.
Plans for the Little Southwest
ern, the first show of its kind to
be held in the Southwest, have
advanced considerably in the last
two weks. Committees have been
appointed to handle specific duties
in connection with the show, and
a great deal of interest has been
taken in the fitting of animals by
those who have entered the com
E. J. Howell, Registrar, annoui
ed today that the schedule of cla:
es and registration procedure i
the spring session wn,l1 jj n &ure3
able s
of th
All ouuuenrs are advised that t
fees for registration will be
stated in the 1940 bulletin of j
formation, and that all payhu
of fees and procedure through tl
Commandant's Office may be cor
pleted beginning February 1.
Brooks Announces
List of Mid-Term
Degrees of M. S.
T. D. Brooks, dean of the grad
uate school, announced today the
complete list of all candidates for
M. S. degrees in February. The
candidates, and their courses are
as follows:
P. L. Chism, Education; George
Clyburn, Agriculture Economics;
Bennett Coulson, Municipal and
Sanitary Engineering; Owen Hugh
Graham, Entomology; Walter
Scott McGregor, Entomology; D.
B. Mejias, Municipal and Sanitary
Engineering; Lawrence A. Miller,
Animal Husbandry; A. K. F. Mir,
Horticulture; L. L. Smyth, Indus
trial Education; Thomas Henry
Terrell, Municipal and Sanitary
Engineering; Wallas Taber, Fish
and Game; M. R. Thadaui, Econom
ics; and S. B. Woolard, Electrical
In addition, J. C. Shoults of
Grapeland, Texas, majoring ' in
Agronomy, has completed the re
quired work for his advanced de
gree but has requested that the
conferring of his degree be with
held until June at which time his
son, James C. Shoults Jr., will re
ceive his B. A. degree.
Six Members of
Staff Here Speak
To Seed Breeders
When the Texas Seed Breeders
Association held its two-day meet
ing in Dallas, January 19-20, six
members of the Texas A. & M.
staff were among those appear
ing on the program, according to
an announcement made by Dr. E.
P. Humbert, head of the A. & M.
Genetics Department and secre
tary of the association.
One of the main subjects dis
cussed was the work being done
on pink bollworm control in South
Texas. This was discussed by R.
E. McDonald of the United States
Department of Agriculture, San
Antonio, who was in charge of
the federal work in combating this
new cotton pest.
O. S. Fisher, also of the U. S.
D. A., Washington, D. C., spoke on
the new federal seed law which
becomes effective next February 5.
He outlined the provisions and dis
cussed the law with association
members in round-table session.
Members of the college staff
appearing on the program includ
ed Dr. Humbert, Dr. P. C. Mangels-
dorf, assistant director of the Tex
as Agricultural Experiment Sta
tion; D. C. Killough, agronomist,
and specialist in cotton breeding;
E. S. McFadden, assistant agrono
mist; all of the Experiment Sta
tion; and Prof. J. S. Mogford, of
the Agronomy Department.
Victor Schoffelmayer, agricul
tural editor of the Dallas Morn
ing News, also appeared on the
Fish Stock
Judging Won
By H. Mogford
Menard County A. H.
Freshman Wins Contest
With 537 of Possible 600
Harold Magford of Menard, ani
mal husbandry student of I Infan
try, Saturday won the annual
Freshman Livestock Judging Con
test, over a field of 106 contest
ants, with a score of 537 out of
a possible 600. In addition to be
ing the high individual of the con
test, Mogford, who was a mem
ber of the 4-H Club team which
won first place in the Interna
tional Exposition at Chicago in
1938, was fifth high in horse judg
ing, and ranked high in each de
In second place was W. O. Fil-
lingham, with a score of 535, who
was followed by J. B. Miller with
531. Others in the first ten in
dividuals were Kenneth Garvin,
fourth; B. D. Rice, fifth; E. B.
Mayer and J. T. Cate, tie for
sixth; John A. Powell, eighth; J.
R. Fuller, ninth, and L. A. Bridges,
In horse judging, L. H. McMil
lan was first with 143 out of 150,
followed in order by J. B. Miller,
J. R. Fritsch, J. B. Pumphreys and
Harold Mogford, E. W. Fuller and
E. B. Mayor, tied for fifth.
Horace Brown was high in the
judging of sheep with 141, follow
ed by Zero Hemphill, Billy Kidd,
J. B. Miller, and J. T. Cate.
In the cattle department, John
H. Holt was first with 145, George
Roberts, Howard Hahn and J. C.
Wallace tied for second, with J.
B. Pumphrey fifth.
B. B. Crozier and J. T. Cate
tied for first in hog judging, B.
D. Rice and F. R. Craig tied for
third, and L. A. Bridges was fifth.
(Continued on page 4)
All student labor employees are
reminded by O. R. Simpson, head
of the Student Labor Committee,
that their mid-term report must
show a total of 10 hours passed
with a grade of “D” or bettter, or
they will be automatically drop
ped from the student labor payroll
without notice. The grade of “E”
is considered as failure.
Any student employee thus dis
missed is ineligible for student
labor until he has completed a se
mester of work and passed at least
10 hours. Eligibility is secured by
satisfactorily completing 10 semes
ter hours, but it does not insure
the re-instatement of the student,
as preference is given to those stu
dents of the same need who have
the greatest number of hours pass
ed and grade points earned. In view
of past applicants' record, stu
dent labor jobs are not offered to
students passing less than 14 hours
the previous semester.
J. M. Jones Is Veteran Ranch
Expert, Sheep and Goat Judge
J. M. Jones of College Station-
is a veteran who has been doing
things in a big way in the live
stock realm since he walked out of
the University of Wyoming with
a proverbial “sheepskin” diploma
in 1907.
Strange to say, his first degree
J. M. Jones
■was in mechanical engineering but
he quickly switched to animal hus
bandry, receiving a degree in agri
culture in 1911 from the University
of Wyoming and another in animal
breeding in 1912 from the Univer
sity of Missouri.
Now Jones is chief of the divi
sion of range animal husbandry in
the Agricultural Experiment Sta
tion at Texas A. & M. College. He
has been superintendent of the
sheep and Angora goat depart
ment of the Southwestern Exposi
tion and Fat Stock Show since
You could count the exhibitors
on the fingers of one hand when
Jones took over the sheep and goat
department 23 years ago. Today
the department has developed into
one of the largest of its kind in
the nation.
Jones was born on a cattle ranch
at Laramie, Wyoming, May 26,
1886. He rounded out his educa
tion on scholarships at the Uni
versity of Wyoming and the Uni
versity of Missouri before he took
(Continued on page 4)
Walsh Will Give
FSA Exams Here
January 24,25
Sugar Bowl Victors Will CoMect Their
Spoils at Victory Banquet January 27
W. V. Walsh, assistant regional
personnel advisor of the Farm Se
curity Administration from Dallas,
will be at College Station January
24 and 25 to give examinations to
men near graduation who would
like to qualify for possible em
ployment with the Farm Security
Mr. Walsh’s schedule for Janu
ary 24 will clear through Prof. T.
M. Leland’s Department of Ac
counting and Statistics, the exami
nation being for accountants and
The schedule for the 25th is in
charge of the Department of Ag
ronomy, and arrangements are be
ing made for all other students
wishing to take this examination
to have an opportunity to do so.
Dr. Ide P. Trotter, head of the De
partment, states that as far as
Mr. Walsh has informed him, it is
not necessary for students to have
filed a formal application to take
this exam. Mr. Walsh indicated
special interest in mid-term gradu
ates, but it is likely that he will
allow men who will not graduate
until June to take the exam, in
order to be available for possible
employment after graduation.
All students other than account
ing and statistics students inter
ested in taking this examination
on January 25 should leave their
names at the office of the Agro
nomy Department, in order that
they might know what size room to
arrange for the exam. It will be
necessary for those students to
find out exactly when the exam
will be held, Wednesday afternoon,
or early Thursday morning.
The Aggieland Studio will con
duct a contest of pictures portray
ing any snow scene on the A. &
M. campus, Joe Sosolik, owner,
announced today.
First prize will be a Junior
Brownie camera, second prize will
be a Baby Brownie camera, and
the third prize will be the book,
“How to Make Better Pictures.”
All entries must be of a minimum
size of 2% by 3% inches, and all
will be returned. The winning pic
ture will be published in The Batta
The contest ends January 30, and
all entries should be turned in to
Phil Golman, 37 Legett, before
that time.
Judges will be Phil Golman, Bat
talion staff photographer, Bill
Murray, editor, and Don Andrews,
junior editor.
Entries will be judged for ori
ginality and clarity.
An important meeting of
the entire editorial staff of The
Battalion will be held at 7:15 p.
m. tonight in room 110, Academic
Building. All editors, junior edi
tors and reporters are especially
requested to be present.
All students who wish to be
come members of the Battalion
staff are invited to attend. No
newspaper experience is neces
sary, though ability to typewrite
and the knowledge of the essen
tials of reporting are valuable.
A number of reporters are need
ed for the second semester, and
students who enjoy writing will
be able to pick up a great deal
of practical experience in news
paper work by joining the re-
portial staff of The Battalion.
Battalion and Scientific
Review Soon To Come Out
The January issue of the Batta
lion magazine will be ready for
distribution by Wednesday, Paul
Ketelson, managing editor, announ
ced today.
This month’s issue of the Scien
tific Review will be distributed
January 31, according to editors
Woody Varner and Ernie Meynard.
rr Ole King Cotton”
Trophies, Awards
To Be Presented
Team at Dinner
Sugar Bowl Committee
To Present Dean Kyle
With Original Bowl
To the victors belong the spoils,
and the Texas Aggie football team
will be presented with all of their
mementoes of a victorious season
that left them the nation’s un
disputed No. 1 football team, at the
banquet here January 27.
Trophies of the Sugar Bowl
game, the coveted gold footballs
that forever will mark them as
members of the nation’s No. 1
football team for 1939, will be
presented to the Texas Aggies by
President Herbert Benson of the
New Orleans Mid-Winter Sports
Association, on Kyle Field at 5
p. m. January 27.
The presentation will be made
by President Benson and his com
mittee in person, and the entire
Texas A. & Mi student body will
be assembled in the great horse
shoe of Kyle Field to witness the
In addition to the gold foot
balls for the squad and coaches,
(Continued on page 4)
Edgar Wesley Seay, president of the Agronomy Society and cap
tain of B Field Artillery, has been elected by the Society to serve as
King of the annual Cotton Ball, Pageant and Floor Show to be held
here April 19. This affair is one of the most colorful and widely re
nowned of all A. & M. social events.
Gladys Swarthout, Radio Star, To
Appear at Guion Hall February 23
Famous Mezzo-Soprano of Metropolitan Opera
Now on the Most Intensive Tour of Her Career
Gladys Swarthout, mezzo-sopra-'
no of the Metropolitan Opera Com
pany, and singing star of concert,
screen and radio, who will give a
concert at Guion Hall on Thursday
evening, February 23, is now on
the most intensive tour of her ca-
F. C. Bolton, vice president and
dean of the college, left Friday to
attend a board of directors meet
ing of the American Institute of
Electrical Engineers in New York
City. He will remain there until
the latter part of the week.
Dean Bolton is vice president of
the seventh district of the Ameri
can Institute of Electrical Engi
-reer. Her program had been sche
duled originally for the 15th, but
has just been changed to the 23rd.
In addition to singing in more than
50 leading cities throughout the
United States and Canada, she will
return to the Metropolitan Opera
in March after an absence of two
years, necessitated by radio, screen
and concert commitments.
Preceding her Metropolitan Opera
appearances, Miss Swarthout fill
ed opera engagements with the
Chicago Opera Company in Novem
ber, singing the title role in “Mig-
non” and creating the role of “Car
men” in Bizet’s opera of the same
name, for the first time in any
opera house to the acclaim of press
and public alike.
Miss Swarthout’s concert sche-
(Continued on page 4)
College Students In Favor
Of U. S. Loan to Finland
Although college students have"
often shown an emphatic desire
to keep the United States neutral,
a nation-wide poll completed last
week reveals that sympathy for
Finland is great enough for a ma
jority of them to approve of Amer
ican loans to the only nation that
has kept up its war debt payments.
Specifically, 62 per cent of the
collegians answered “yes” to the
questions, “Should Congress allow
Finland to draw on her latest
World War payments to the United
States?” This study of sentiment
in the American college world is
one of the weekly polls conducted
for The Battalion and scores of
other undergraduate newspapers
that form the Student Opinion Sur
veys of America. A carefully-de
rived sample of the students is
used by the interviewers in meas
uring opinions of the nearly one
and a half million U. S. collegians.
Favorable sentiment was found
in all parts of the country on this
■proposal that President Roosevelt
made recently, and controversy
over the type of aid this country
should give Finland has already
flared in Congress. New England
students are the most in favor,
more than seven out of' every ten'
approving, while those in the far
west are the least in favor. An
interesting fact brought out by the
surveys in this and many other
polls on international questions has
been that people in colleges on the
eastern coast are usually more in
terested in the part the U. S.
should play in the solution of Eu
rope’s troubles. As one goes west
interest wanes, as these results of
the present poll show:
New England ...
Middle Atlantic .
East Central
West Central
Far West
U. S. Total ...
Bureau Orders
Cuts of Seniors
Deadline For Ordering
Leaflets Is February 10
Cuts of the pictures for the
leaflets of those seniors who have
paid their $4.00 fee and filled out
their personnel record sheet have
been ordered by the Placement and
Personhel Division of the Associa
tion of Former Students, Lucian
Morgan, director, announced to
day. It was also announced that
the formal announcements of the
formation of the Placement and
Personnel Division were in the
hands of the printer and would be
ready for mailing to approximate
ly 1,500 employers this month.
These announcements are in the
form of a four-page brochure set
ting forth the aims and qualifi
cations of the bureau.
Senior candidates for degrees in
1940 are reminded that the actual
cost of the leaflets printed com
plete with picture is $4.00, and that
the dead line for payment is Feb
ruary 10. All seniors whose pic
tures are in the 1940 Longhorn do
not have to furnish a photograph.
Those who do not have their pic
ture in this year’s Longhorn should
furnish a small glossy print with
their order for the printed leaf
A complete personnel record of
all graduating seniors has not been
secured as yet, and those seniors
who have not turned in this record
are urged to do so at once.
The Agronomy Society will have
as its guest speaker tonight at 7:30
in the chemistry lecture room, Mr.
Clarence Henry, educational direc
tor of the Chicago Board of Trade.
Mr. Henry will talk on “Effects
of the European Conflict on the
Marketing of Grain in the United
States.” He is a man widely trav
eled, and thoroughly familiar with
the grain situation.
The members Of the Economics
Club and the Marketing and Fi
nance Club have a special invita
tion to be present as guests at
this meeting, as the subject on
which Mr. Henry will speak should
be of interest to these students.
Mr. Henry is host to the various
crops teams from the different
agricultural schols which compete
in the international contests held
in Chicago each year, while visit
ing the trading floor of the Chica
go Board of Trade.