The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 02, 1940, Image 1

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DIAL 4-5444 STUDENT TRI-WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OF TEXAS A. & M. COLLEGE The Battalion CIRCULATION 5;400 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE CITY OF COLLEGE STATION VOL. 39 122 ADMINISTRATION BUILDING COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 2, 1940 Z725 NO. 58 ‘Ugly Boy 9 Primary Ends Sunday Night Utilities of Southside Development Company Will Be Purchased By City Mayor, Aldermen Of City Will Be Elected April 2nd Consolidated School Granted Permission For Entrance Into City At a meeting of the College Station City Council Thursday night it was definitely decided that the city would purchase the utili ties of the Southside Development Company, developers of College Park. Other business attended to was the ordering of a general elec tion on April 2, the approval of garbage disposal plans, and the granting of permission for the entrance of the A. & M. Consoli dated School into the city. As agreed, the city will buy all the electric, water, and sewer dis posal utilities systems for a price of $15,000 from C. W. Burchard, representative of the development company. The payments are to be made in at least $120 monthly in stallments for a period of ten years at interests of 4% per annum. This purchase which goes into effect some time before May 1 will add to the present utilities operations of the city in the Oakwood Addition and the area around the North Gate. The election is for the purpose of electing a mayor to take the place of Mayor J. H. Binney, who has already handed in notice of his resignation, and two aldermen to succeed L. P. Gabbard and Luther G. Jones. It will be held in the Missouri Pacific Station from 7 a. m. to 7 p. m. on Tuesday, April (Continued on page 4) Exams for Cotton Tour Fellowships Begin March 11 Competition for the annual Cot ton Tour Fellowship Awards, spon sored by the A. & M. Agronomy Society, will begin March 11, ac cording to J. S. Mogford, profes sor of Agronomy. The contestants will begin the competitive examinations accord ing to the following schedule: Monday, March 11—Botany of the Cotton Plant. Monday, March 18—Cotton Dis eases. Monday, April 1—Cotton Insects. Monday, April 8—Cotton Ma chinery. Friday, April 12—Cotton Pro duction. Friday, April 16—Cotton Mar keting. Wednesday, May 1—Cotton Genetics. Monday, May 6—Cotton Textiles. Wednesday or Thursday, May 8 or 9—Grading and Stapling. All written examinations will start at 7:00 p. m. The examina tions on grading and stapling will be held during an afternoon when proper lighting will be available. Do You Love Your Gal $30 Worth? CLEVELAND, Ohio.—How much do you love your girl? It seems that Morton Levy, jun ior chemist at Case School of Ap plied Science, loves his girl so much that he just can’t get her off his mind. It seems that a large number of desks in Case’s new chemistry building have been decorated this term with the letters “J. H. B.” carved in their tops. Since there is no “J. H. B.” in the department, locating the carver was difficult. However, one professor suspect ed Levy. An inspection of Levy’s notebook revealed a profuse spat tering of more “J. H. B.’s” and established him as the culprit. To repair the loss, Levy, after dismantling the mutilated desks himself, must take them to the workship of the custodian. He then will have the privilege of paying for resurfacing the tops at a cost of one dollar each. In commenting on his actions, Levy said he was sorry. For thirty bucks, who wouldn’t be? Post Office Boxes For New Dorms To Be Installed Soon The delay in the installation of the mailboxes in the new south post ofice is due to the failure of the installation workers to ar rive, although all boxes and other necessary construction material has been received, according to a statement from Mrs. Anna V. Smith, postmaster at College Sta tion. The new post office boxes will be installed this week-end and will probably be ready for use by the first of the week. Organiza tion boxes will be continued until the South Station boxes are install ed. All persons who have new boxes are urged to advise their corre spondents of their new addresses in order to insure prompt and correct delivery. Boxes are still available and can be obtained at the regular rate of 75c with two room-mates allowed to each box. The locks on the new boxes are of late design and contain a safety feature which automatical ly snaps the combination setting away from the opening numbers when the door is opened. This feature prevents the boxes from being left unlocked. As another safety measure in preventing the loss of money re ceived through the boxes, Mrs. Anna V. Smith warns students that they should not trust every one with their lock combinations. The new post office will open at 7:30 a. m. so that students may obtain packages before class time. ‘Campus’ Theater Will Be Finished Middle Next Week Construction on the “Campus,” building, College Station’s new theater, will be finished about the middle of next week at an approx imate cost of $30,000, according to A. P. Boyett, who is in charge of the construction. After the build ing is completed, the installation of seats, air-conditioning equipment, sound equipment, screen, and light ing facilities will be started. The equipment that is to be used is said to be the finest in this area, and will be installed at a cost of around $40,000. The building is trimmed in the Aggie colors of maroon and white, and has smoking rooms and lounges instead of a balcony. The theater will have 700 cushioned seats which will be spaced at intervals of 32 inches, four inches more space than is customarily left be tween seats. On the exterior of the building is a vertical sign with the word “CAMPUS” enclosed in a tower. This sign is to be light ed with a spot-light at night. The new theater will offer work for six Aggies who have been picked from those who made appli cations for the jobs. As yet no opening date has been set. Del Courtney And Orchestra Play Tonight Tonight Del Courtney, who last night played for the Field Artil lery Ball, will exhibit his Candid Camera Music to the entire corps in a frolic in Sbisa Hall lasting from 9 until 12 o’clock. Scrip will be $1. As an encore to last night’s high ly successful Field Artillery Ball, Courtney again offers his smart-, ly-styled, sweetly-subdued rhythm which has pleased dancing audi ences from coast to coast and even in Honolulu where he was booked for six weeks and held over for twenty-one. Del Courtney is Irish, six feet tall, twenty-seven years old, and has been a band leader for more than nine years, beginning with campus proms at the University of California, where he graduated in 1932. He plays the piano and composed his own theme song, “After Thoughts.” Courtney has played at Benny Rubin’s and Bal Taberin in San Francisco; Trianon and Club Vic tor, Seattle; Janssen Beach, Port land; Lake Tahoe; Winter Garden, Reno; Saltair, Salt Lake City; and The Alexander Young Hotel in Honolulu. His band is a versatile aggregation, with a Romeo in the singing guitarist, Jimmy Turner. Evolutionary Trends, from One-Celled Animals to The Higher Forms of Life, Subject of Graduate Club Talk The A. & M. Graduate Club was'fenvironment—that is, the species' addressed Thursday night by Dr. J. H. Quisenberry of the Genetics Department, who discussed repro duction processes of earlier types of life, and showed the changes due to evolution from the one- celled animal up to the now high ly developed —* 1 ' ^ Wtih reg dies out due to natural hardships; and second, a species becomes ex tinct if it develops into a higher form of life through natural processes of evolution. In the business part of the meet ing a new constitution was pre sented by John Pasco for the club’s _ d. The club has so far been mduiu;) £ o i ocate tfjg gjj cons titu- himself the form of life, ur. Quisenberry be lieves that man will probably go on developing for thousands of years in the future. Dr. Quisen berry stated that there are two ways in which a species of life can become extinct. First, by be coming unable to adapt itself to its _****$& ix one ever existed. Also new officers were elected for the sec ond semester. John Green replac ed Miller Clarkson as president of the club. And as the new consti tution called for two vice-presi dents John Pasco and Arthur Prich ard were chosen to succeed Lane Fletcher who was vice-president -flast semester. Fletcher must have been a busy man, since two men are required to take his job. George Van Etten replaced John Green as secretary and treasurer, and Vincent Johnson replaced R. L. Doss as club reporter. One of the highlights of the so cial season will be a dance and so cial get-together of the Graduate Club Friday, March 8. All gradu ate students are urged to come to the dance as well as the regular meetings. Dr. Quisenberry’s open ing remark in his talk was the comment that the graduates are fortunate in having a club where graduate students from the various specialized fields can get together and exchange ideas. Del Courtney’s Band—Plays Here Again Tonight Above is Del Courtney’s nationally-known orchestra whose “Candid Camera” music was featured at the Field Artillery Ball last night and which will again entertain the Aggie and their dates at the big corps dance tonight. Inset are three featured vocalists and instrumentalists with the band: Sherman Hayes, Dick Dildine, and Joe Martin. Texas Declaration of Independence Signed March 2, 1836, Just 104 Years Ago Today Popular Senior Contest Deadline Being Postponed Few Seniors Turn In Ballots; Deadline Will Probably Be Next Week Because of the fact that by noon Friday only seventy seniors out of a class of about 900 had cast their ballots in the election of the five most popular seniors of the class of 1940, the deadline of the election is being postponed to a day of next week as yet unde cided, George Smith, editor of the Longhorn, announced yesterday. The election is an annual one for members of the senior class only. Those chosen are given a full page •each in the annual. The ballot will be printed again, in the Tuesday issue of The Batta lion. Leader in Lutheran Student Group Speaks Here Sunday at 7:15 Rev. Frederick A. Schiotz, of Chicago, will be special speaker Sunday evening at 7:15 for the A. & M. Lutheran Student Asso ciation in the Y.M.C.A. parlors. Rev. Schiotz is secretary of the Student Service Department of the American Lutheran Conference, this conference consisting of five Lutheran bodies in America. Rev. Schiotz is visiting various campuses in the United States in the interest of Lutheran Student organizations. There are six Lutheran Student Associations in Texas, which form the Texas Lutheran Student Asso ciation or the Gulf Region of the Lutheran Student Association of America. The Gulf Region group will meet at Austin, with the Uni versity of Texas group as sponsor, March 9 and 10, at which meeting Rev. Schiotz will be the principal speaker. COSMOPOLITAN CLUB TO PRESENT PROGRAM ON SOUTH AMERICA SUNDAY The Cosmopolitan Club will pre sent a program about South Amer ica Sunday afternoon in the “Y” Parlor at 3 p. m. The program includes short talks about each country and musical numbers of each country will be played. The speakers are as follows: X. F. Fernandez, Peru; E. J. Pye, Chile; R. M. Paiva, Brazil; P. Chacon, Columbia; and someone from Venezuela. - Today, March 2nd, marks the' one-hundred and fourth anniver sary of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence. The occasion is to be celebrated at Old Washington on-the-Brazos State Park, honoring General Thomas Jefferson Rusk, sign er of the Texas Declara tion of Independence, Sec retary of War of the Republic, lawyer, and Chief Justice of the first State Supreme Court. The celebration at Old Washing ton is the central celebration of the week in honor of the signing of the Texas Declaration of In dependence. It was in Old Wash ington that the Declaration was signed and it was also the first capitol. A. & M. will be represented by the Aggie Band and Company C Infantry, winner of the Howell Trophy last year. C Company will act as Guard of Honor to Gover nor W. Lee O’Daniel and his staff. The Band will give a concert dur ing the afternoon. Paul J. Lemm, of Brenham, is captain of C Com pany. The program for the day, which is sponsored by the Brenham Ame rican Legion Post, starts at 9:45 a. m. The principal speakers of the day are Governor W. Lee O’ Daniel, Dr. Homer P. Rainey, presi dent of the University of Texas, and Associate Justice John H. Sharp, Supreme Court of Texas. At noon a barbecue, prepared served on the grounds in tradi tional Washington County style, will be served. Aggies Engage In Battle Of Words With T.S.C.W.-ites First Time In Many Years Aggies Have Engaged In A Battle of the Sexes A. & M. emerged the winner after a battle of words with the feminine debaters from the Texas State College for Women Friday night in the Physics lecture room. The subject of the debate was, Resolved: That the U.S. should follow a policy of strict economic and military isolation toward all nations outside the western hemi sphere engaged in armed civil or international coflict. A. & M. was for the affirmative and the girls defended the negative side. This is the first time in many years that students from both schools have engaged in a battle of the sexes. The Aggie debaters will invade the T.S.C.W. campus March 15th for a return engage ment. Morgan To Address Accounting Society Mr. Lucian Morgan, director of the A. & M. Placement and Per sonnel Division of the Association of Former Students, will be the guest speaker of the A. & M. Ac counting Society Monday evening, 7:30 in the chemistry lecture room. BEHIND ‘STOP-CLOCK’ FACES, CANDIDATES ARE REALLY HUMAN By George Fuermann The Hunchback of Notre Dame was no Garbo; and the girl doesn’t live who would use Leap Year as an excuse to date Mr. Frankenstein. But who can say that all the his tory’s uglies didn’t have some re deeming factors? The Ugly Duckling turned 5 out to be a hero . . . The wisest of Greeks, one Socrates, was said to be the ugliest man in the nation. The same is true at Aggieland. Behind their masks of horror, un derneath their “scare-baby,” “stop- clock” faces, the ugly boy candi dates are really human. You wouldn’t believe it, though, if you’ve advertised themselves as grotesque beings—the kind that could roam the campus only at night. Roy Chappell’s literature claims that he is the “Frankenstein of Ag gieland,” “The only hairless baboon in captivity.” In a recent soap box address, Eddie Hall claimed .that, “Ringling Brothers wanted me, but the Army wouldn’t let me go.” S. D. “Red” Martin’s back ers claim that “He is positively the ugliest man alive.” Jack Fugate’s nomer is “Gas Mask,” and his sup porters claim he really deserves the title. And also it goes . . . But don’t be fooled by the political propa ganda. They’re not half as ugly as they claim; they’re neither de formed nor Dracula-like—but they definitely are candidates in Aggie- land’s first and unique “Ugly Boy” contest; a contest, incidentally, which everyone has entered into with the right spirit. Distinguished Speaker At College Baptist Church Dr. E. P. Allredge, statistician for the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, will speak at the First Baptist Church of College Station Sunday morning. Returns Show Hall And Martin Leading In Primary Voting Chappell, Fugate, Hankamer, Others Are Also In Race Early reports in the balloting on Backwash’s current Ugly Boy contest show Robert C. “Eddie” Hall, senior agricultural adminis tration student from Electra, and S. D. “Red” Martin, mechanical engineering senior from Christine, leading in the primaries. Following the two leaders are nearly twenty others including Roy J. Chappell, Band junior from Kaufman; Jack Fugate, Houston Field Artillery senior; Phil C. Hankamer, petroleum engineering senior from Sour Lake; and others with less thatn 25 votes each. The Battalion announces that more than 700 cadets voted the first day of the contest. It is es timated that the total vote will be over 2,500 before the primary closes Sunday night at mid-night. The first time such a unique contest has ever been sponsored at A. & M., it has enlivened the cam pus and aroused excitement and enthusiasm in the corps almost without precedent. Prominently displayed political banners and placards, hillbilly bands, campaign speeches, flashing photographers’ bulbs, rallies, and other highlights have featured the contest. Yes terday noon over a thousand cadets gathered in front of Duncan Hall as candidates addressed their sup porters. Students may vote twice as an other ballot appears in today’s Battalion. The five high candi dates in the first primary will be in the runoff to be held next Fri day, Saturday, and Sunday unless one of the candidates receives a clear majority in the first primary. At a future date a special yell practice will be called and the win ner will be crowned “King of the Uglies” with fitting ceremonies. He will also be presented with the honorary degree of “B. U.” (Bach elor of Uglies) and his picture will appear in The Battalion and pos sibly in the T. S. C. W. Lass-O. To facilitate the running of the contest and to insure fairness throughout, Battalion editor Bill Murry and Fuermann appointed a committee of forty-one members who have functioned excellently. Don Peterson, Engineer senior from Fort Worth, is general chair man of the committee. Assisting Peterson are Bodie Pierce, Jack Bibbs, Dick Pitts, Gat Garrison, A. D. Toland, Morris Pettit, Leonard Glaser, Jimmy Radford, George Mueller, Graham Purcell, Joe Snow, and Max Melcher. Ballots which appear in another part of today’s Battalion, should be turned in to the various dormi tory representatives. These men, and their room numbers, are as follows: dormitory one, Mac Dun can, room 201; two, Harold Haus- man, 320; three, Ed Robnet, 324; four, Mac Oliver, 228; five, Alden Cathey, 108; six, Tom Richards, (Continued on page 4) Freshman Engineers Get Special Classes Freshman engineering students who were deficient in their studies the first semester are being offered special class work on the subjects of “How to Study,” “How to Bud get One’s Time,” and “The Method of Taking an Exam,” according to W. S. McCulley, instructor in the Mathematics Department, who has made an extensive study of these topics. Mr. McCulley is conducting the classes. Special notices were sent fresh men able to attend these lectures. Two of the sessions have been scheduled, one yesterday afternoon from 4 p. m. to 5 p. m., and an other next Friday at the same time. Lectures are being held in room 120 Academic building. Mr. McCulley is making these subjects as interesting as possible for the freshmen and believes they will be of benefit to those students attending. He asks that the fresh men bring their personal problems to the sessions.