The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 29, 1940, Image 4

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-THURSDAY, FEB. 29, 1940
Cunningham Writes of A.&M.
In American Legion Magazine
A. & M. is again receiving na
tion-wide publicity. This time it
is through “The American Legion
Magazine” in Bill Cunningham’s
story “And What A College.” A.
& M. is highly praised as the larg
est single military unit in the Unit
ed States, and as the college that
contributed the greatest number of
naval as well as army officers dur
ing the World War.
Concerning the school Cunning
ham says, “The men are soldiers.
They are a Corps. The college has
a president. His name is T. O.
Walton, and he’s an able man. But
the corps likewise has a command
ant. He’s Colonel George F.
Moore, C. A. C., U. S. A. He’s
likewise not only an acknowledged
authority upon the art of military
science and tactics, which depart
ment he heads, but is a splendid
practical soldier.”
And not briefly mentioned in the
story is the new $23,000 American
Legion Hall that houses 84 boys
whose fathers are, or were Ameri
can Legion members.
To cite some of the successful
ex-Aggies, the names of A. F.
Dickerson, prominent in General
•Electric at Schenectady, N. Y.,
whose recent job was lighting the
San Francisco World’s Fair; Mar
vin W. Smith, vice-president of
Westinghouse at Pittsburgh; L. W.
Wallace, Director of Research for
the American Engineering Council
in Chicago; Charles S. Atwell,
vice-president of the Texas Com
pany; and Albert Sidney Burleson,
who was Postmaster General under
Woodrow Wilson, were given.
The school spirit and coopera
tion at A. & M. was heartily ap
proved, and praise was heaped on
the Aggie football team, as well
as the entire corps that stands
and lends moral support in the
form of the “twelfth man” during
the entire 60 minutes of each game.
As a final approval Cunning
ham ended with, “Its football team
indeed was great, but it was really
only catching up with the rich
service in peace, the gallant record
in war, the potential bulwark if
our national honor or safety is def
initely challenged in the future
that make this one of the distinc
tive educational institutions of
these entire United States. Yeah
Best Show in History Promised By
Manager of Southwestern Exposition
FORT WORTH. — More than
300,000 stock show visitors in Fort
Worth, March 8-17, will witness
the best lineup of entertainment
features ever offered in the 44-
year history of the Southwestern
Exposition and Fat Stock Show,
according to secretary-manager
John B. Davis.
“Outlook for the show is the
best I have ever seen,” Davis said
in revealing that an effort was be
ing made to assemble an entertain
ment program that will outrival
amusement attractions in former
There will be a “new deal” in
the way of wholesome, informal en
tertainment in the amusement
building, formerly known as The
Roundup. Also, new specialty acts
are being lined up for the world
championship rodeo and horse
show for two daily performances.
There will be “bad actors” among
the outlaw horses, but not the
least of the actors will be 100
Brahma calves, which will take the
place of the customary Angus
calves for the cowboys’ calf roping
event this year. Verne Elliott,
rodeo manager, has just returned
from the Gulf Coast country where
he selected the roping calves.
March 1st has been set as a
deadline for receiving entries in the
first statewide sheep-shearing con
test, a feature even of the rodeo.
Sponsored by the Fort Worth
Chamber of Commerce, Fort Worth
business men are undertaking a
series of five goodwill trips
throughout Texas to round up vis
itors for the stock show. The first
trip Thursday and Friday will be
a two-day tour sponsored by the
Junior Chamber of Commerce with
plans to salute 18 Southwest Tex
as towns on the itinerary.
Texas towns continued to line
up their delegations for organiz
ed visits to the show, planning to
bring home-town talent for the
All-Southwestern Roundup.
f J Make the Sacrifice And
Run For 7 Campaign Begins
AUSTIN.—Now that the timeffolks something new with his slo
gan, “Pass the biscuits, pappy.”
But I saw a sign on a cafe the
other day that would rival that
for a campaign cry:
“Thick steaks and thin pan
is at hand when patriots are an
nouncing for public office, those
Siamese twins, “point with pride”
and “view with alarm” will get
another thorough working out
comments Boyce House, well known
newspaper man. His observations
Innumerable manifestos will be
gin: “Yielding to the earnest so
licitude of hundreds of friends”—
(probably the only one urging the
race in some cases is a brother-in-
law who has been contributing to
his support)—“I have reluctantly
decided to make the sacrifice and
run for ”
Everybody will come out in fa
vor of “efficiency and economy.”
Why doesn’t someone—just to be
different—come out for “ineffi
ciency and extravagance”? That’s
what it usually works out at, any
Of course, every candidate was
A.&M. May Take Part
In California Rodeo
To Be Held in April
A. & M. may again take part in
an intercollegiate rodeo to be held
at Victorville, California on Satur
day, April 13, with the contestants
limited to colleges and universities
of the West, and Southwest, R. M.
Denhardt of the Agricultural Eco
nomics Department has announc
ed. This college rodeo was started
last year and was highly success
Teams consisting of two riders
and two ropers from each school
born on a farm or, if not, he keeps will compete for a perpetual trophy
quiet on the subject. They also awarded by the city of Victorville,
came of “poor but honest parents.”] The trophy was won by the Uni-
I never could understand the logic
of the expression, “poor but hon
est”; why not, “poor and honest”?
Nearly every candidate will
modestly admit he is a “self-made
man.” I never hear the expression
but what I think about the bald
headed fellow who made that claim
and a small boy asked, “Then, mis
ter, why didn’t you give yourself
a little more hair?”
Of course, the candidate is
“clean as a hound’s tooth” and
“as straight as a string.”
Most of them will proclaim a
platform committing them to the
“abolition of needless departments,
bureaus and commissions” and
think they have hit upon an idea as
new as Columbus’ discovery of
North America. After being elect
ed, many of those same candidates
will try to get kinfolks a job in
those “needless departments, bu
reaus and commissions.”
Each announcement will pledge
the aspirant to “conduct a clean
campaign, free of mud-slinging
and personalities.” However, down
near the close there will be the
promise to “let the chips fall where
they may.”
One thing about W. Lee O’-
Daniel’s campaign in 1938, he gave
versity of California last year. The
cup is awarded to the team that
builds up the most points in the
rodeo. The events consist of bronc
riding, bareback riding, bull rid
ing, calf roping, single steer rop
ing and team roping.
Contestants from eleven western
colleges participated in the event
last year, and more are expected
this year. Contestants participat
ing last year were from Texas A.
& M., U. C. L. A., U. S. C., Uni
versity of Washington, Arizona
State, California Polytechnic and
the University of Nevada.
Scholarships At
Tennessee Offered
Dean E. J. Kyle of the School
of Agriculture has announced that
the University of Tennessee is of
fering scholarships in agricultural
economics and rural sociology for
the session of 1940-41.
Students interested should read
the announcement on the bulletin
board of the Agricultural Building
and should consult with J. Wheeler
Barger, head of the Department
of Agricultural Economics, and
Daniel Russell, head of the Depart
ment of Rural Sociology.
Bucking Horse Talent
Is Uncertain Quality,
Declares Verne Elliot
FORT WORTH.—You never can
tell for sure when a chicken is
going to cross the road or when
an outlaw bronc is going to buck
for his rodeo fans.
That is a gentle moan from
Verne Elliott, rodeo impressario
and manager of the world cham
pionship rodeo which will be held
in Fort Worth, March 8-17.
For many year,s Elliott has been
searching for “talent” among buck
ing horses. He found Midnight,
the king of all buckers, and Mid
night’s successor, Five Minutes to
Midnight. Now Elliott has young
outlaws in his string of more than
100 horses. They look promising,
but without warning, one of them
is likely to quit cold when he gets
out of the chute.
“Just remember,” Elliott said,
“that bucking horses have a high
mark to shoot at, because Five
Minutes to Midnight has only been
ridden 111 times in more than 700
times out of chutes. That is a
high substitute average in any
body’s league.”
St angel Retires As
President of Nat’l
Block-Bridle Club
W. L. “Runt” Stangel, ex-Aggie,
’15, head of the department of
animal husbandry at Texas Tech,
is the retiring president of the Na
tional Block and Bridle Club, a
student organization composed of
animal husbandry student organi
zations in the leading agricultural
institutions of the United States.
Current secretary-treasurer of the
national organization is Maynard
G. Snell, ’21, professor of animal
husbandry at Louisiana State Uni
Stangel has headed the animal
husbandry department at Tech
since 1925, resigning as a member
of the A. & M. faculty to accept
that post. He is chairman of the
Tech Athletic Council. In his pro
fession he is one of the best known
livestock men in the Southwest
and since 1937 has served as super
intendent of the Aberdeen-Angus
Division of the Fort Worth Fat
Stock Show.
Students of Future
To Get Diplomas By
Listening to Radio?
It won’t be so long, maybe, till
the day when you can get your
diploma while lying in bed by turn
ing the radio on. Northwestern
University has announced that
part credit in the undergraduate
course in Modern Life and Letters
will be given students for listen
ing to CBS’ “Of Men and Books,”
broadcasts by Professor John T.
Frederick of the University Medill
School of Journalism.
This is a first step, and a cau
tious one. In order to receive
credit, students must listen to the
broadcast in Columbia’s Chicago
studios, and must stay in the
studio for two hours, while Pro
fessor Frederick lectures after go
ing on the air. In addition, out
side reading is required, and a final
exam will be taken after conclu
sion of the program series in May.
The broadcasts will be an ex
tension of Professor Frederick’s
regular college course in Modern
Life and Letters. Founder and
editor of the famous middle-west
ern literary magazine, Midland,
until it stopped publication a few
years ago, Professor Frederick is
recognized as an authority on reg
ional literature. A friend of many
of the most important literary fig
ures of our time, he is frequently
assisted on his broadcast by the
novelists and poets whose books
he reviews. /
Not pulling any punches, and
staying friends with his authors
is a trick that few besides Prof.
Frederick have mastered.
Ludvik Ribak of Detroit was
granted a divorce when he testi
fied that his wife fed him soup
made of soap, rubber bands and
eggshells, and had hung this sign
in his garage: “Garage for rent
and Man for Sale.”
Harvard University has received
a donation of 57,000 orchid speci
mens and $68,000 to care for them.
Albert and Thomas Palnaerlee,
Ex-Aggie Pledges Support
To Help Aggie Hitch-Hikers
A. T. Patrick, ’83, Once Sentenced
To Die. Succumbs to Natural Causes
277 Hospitals And
Clinics Aided By
NYA During 1939
Completion of construction of,
addition to, and repair and improve
ment of 277 hospitals and medical
buildings and production of 4,308,-
111 articles of hospital supplies
were among the contributions of
the National Youth Administration
work program to better health dur
ing the last fiscal year, N.Y.A.
Administrator Aubrey Williams
announced today.
Youth employed on N.Y.A. work
projects also contributed to public
safety through such activities as
construction and repair of 372.5
miles of curbs, gutters and guard
rails, construction and repair of
508 airways markers, and construc
tion or improvement of 524,946
square yards of parking areas and
Health services have been en
larged in a number of hospitals by
the assignment of N.Y.A. youth
to assist regular staff members in
various types of work. Projects
-f- Albert T. Patrick, 74, who was
once sentenced to death for the
murder of William Marsh Rice,
Texas multimillionaire, died late
ly in Tulsa, Okla. Patrick, who
was graduated from A. & M. with
a degree in mechanical enginering
in 1883 and received a law degree
from the University of Texas in
1886, was pardoned by Governor
John A. Dix of New York in 1912,
six years after Governor Charles
Evans Hughes had commuted his
sentence. After leaving Sing Sing,
Patrick worked his way back to
a position of prominence.
Although he always maintained
his innocence, Patrick, then a
New York City attorney, was con
victed of persuading Rice’s valet
to chloroform him. In pardoning
the prisoner, Governor Dix said he
believed Rice, 82 years old, died
of natural causes after eating nine
bananas. The prosecution contend
ed that what Patrick claimed was
Rice’s will was a forged document.
It would have left the estate to
the lawyer to administer under a
deed of trust. Patrick prepared
his own defense and argued his
After leaving prison, Patrick
of this kind have provided service? went to Tulsa to direct the oil
interests of his brother-in-law, the
which while needed could not hav?
been made available within the
normal budgets of the sponsors.
The work program of the Nation
al Youth Administration provides
part-time employment on useful
projects undertaken in cooperation
with public agencies for needy out-
of-school youth between the ages
of 18 and 24.
Projects are designed not only to
enlarge community services but
to enable young men and women
to acquire basic work experience
and sound habits of work which
will fit them for private employ
Fish Class Clears
$415 Profit on Ball
The Fish Ball, held January 13,
was a success, at least from a fi
nancial standpoint, according to
freshman class president Frank
Young, who has announced that
a profit of $415 was cleared on
the affair. A meeting was held re
cently to determine what was to
be done with the money, but no
definite agreement was reached.
Another meeting will be held at
a future date to decide the dis
posal of the funds.
Corrections Announced For
Holik School Fund Report
Corrections and additions have
been announced for the list of con
tributors to the Holik School Site
Fund published in a late issue of
The Battalion. They are as fol
Lieutenant-Colonel O. E. Beez-
ley contributed $50, and Rev. James
Carlin $10. R. H. Ballerstedt,
owner of the Y. M. C. A. Barber
Shop, gave $10, l
Careful attention to details, prompt service
and fair prices—these have won us
many campus friends.
Above Exchange Store In New “Y”
late John T. Millikin, St. Louis
chemical manufacturer. Later he
engaged in independent oil opera
tions, and in 1938, moved to We-
tumka, Okla.
Charged with assault and bat
tery, a Wilson, N. C., man told the
sheriff: “I’m ready to sign those
paper.” “What papers?” asked
the sheriff. “I mean those papers
that say I’m sorry I did it,” re
plied the prisoner.
Farm News Network
Is New Field For
Ag- College Grads
Go Ag and bag a radio job.
This seems to be the moral for
college students in the current for
mation by the Columbia Broad
casting System of a farm news
network under the direction of
Charley Stookey, editor of the
Country Journal, heard over CBS
Saturdays at noon, EST. So far
all the members of the network
are graduates of agricultural col
The job’s a nice one, too. The
reporters just keep an ear to the
ground and a hand to the typewrit
er, telling Charley at St. Louis how
the crops he in their parts of the
country. Charley passed the word
along to CBS listeners.
This isn’t the only contact
Stookey has had with Aggies. He’s
offering five dollar prices to farm
ers for the best ideas on how to
pick up extra money, and so far
most of the prizes have been tak
en by students now in college.
Which ought to show the older
generation who complain that col
lege students not only can’t make
money, but can’t make it last.
Brazos County
Planned Crippled
Children’s Aid
For the past three years Brazos
County has helped an outstanding
cause by sponsoring an annual
drive to raise funds for the sup
port and help of crippled children.
Recently the 1940 campaign was
organized by the appointment of
the following to this committee:
Mrs. J. L. Brock, Dr. T. E. Dodd
Mrs. Hayden Duke, Mrs. Harold
Dreyfuss, Coulter Hoppiss, Dr. R.
B. Grant, Mrs. W. E. Neeley, Mrs.
Lee J. Rountree, Dan Russel, Dr.
R. M. Searcy, W. Clin Sanders, W.
D. Wilkerson, Judge A. S. Ware,
and D. L. Wilson.
Officers of the society are: Dr.
K. W. Fox, chairman; W. W.
Scott, vice-chairman; Dr. Allen
Goldsmith, secretary; Miss Jane
Singletary, treasurer; John Rosser,
publicity; Miss Nina Bess Astin,
personal solicitation chairman; Miss
Francis James, Easter lily sale
chairman; and Mrs. Byron Win
stead, chairman of school solicita
The main feature of the drive
will he an Easter seal sale which
will begin several weeks before
Easter and take the form of a
mail campaign. Miss James will
conduct a sale of paper Easter
lilies on the College campus to
permit the students to contribute
their share.
It’s a “Hello Day” at Morning-
side College. Students there are
more informal, they call it “Hi-
yah Day.”
By A. J. Robinson
A. & M. is always proud of the
Aggies who stand up to fight for
the rights of the khaki uniform.
And a reward for such a move by
ten students was given Monday in
an offer from Hal H. Collins, pres
ident of the Crazy Water Crystals
Company, during the Crazy Water
Crystals radio program.
A short time ago, Collins had
warned the public against giving
rides to strangers—regardless of
whether the hitch-hikers wore
uniforms. In response to this
warning, a letter signed by ten A.
& M. students—W. L. Bryce, I. C.
Baucom, A. J. Knippa, E. J.
Schawe, C. J. Jones, R. P. Barnhill,
J. C. Creager, E. C. Ellis, J. L.
Heard, and Marion Wilkerson—was
sent to Hal Collins. The writers
explained in the letter that al
though they enjoyed listening reg
ularly to the Crazy Crystals pro
gram, they had been disappointed
by Mr. Collin’s sentiments.
In his answer on Monday’s
radio program, Collins stated that
thirty years ago he bad been an
Aggie, had lived in Austin Hall
in B Company, Infantry, and knew
the transportation hardships of an
Aggie—a problem which then some
times involved the riding of freight
trains. But he made his warning,
Collins said, in the hope that he
might, by doing so, someday save
a life.
However, as a solution to the
problem, Collins advocated the
forming of an organization which
would protect motorists and pro
vide ways for making college stu
dents easily recognized as students.
He also suggested that various col
lege student bodies send represent
atives to a meeting place to ef
fect such an organization. As his
contribution, Collins offered to fur
nish room and board in Mineral
Wells, Texas, for twelve students
during a meeting of this nature.
Collins said, in answer to the let
ter sent him, that he would co
operate to the limit in working for
the cause.
Flowers . . .
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corsage and you’ll pay a
moderate price.
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Our service is excellent and if you
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