The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 05, 1940, Image 2

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The Battalion
The Battalion, official newspaper of the Agricultural and
Mechanical College of Texas and the City of College Station, is
published three times weekly from September to June, issued
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings; and is published
weekly from June through August.
Entered as second-class matter at the Post Office at College
Station, Texas, under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879.
Subscription rate, $3 a school year. Advertising rates upon
Represented nationally by National Advertising Service, Inc.,
at New York City, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, and San
Office, Room 122, Administration Building. Telephone
1939 Member 1940
Associated Golle&iate Press
James Critz Associate Editor
E. C. (Jeep) Oates Sports Editor
H. G. Howard Circulation Manager
“Hub” Johnson Intramural Editor
Philip Golman Staff Photographer
John J. Moseley Staff Artist
Charlie Wilkinson ■. Managing Editor
Sam Davenport Asst. Advertising Manager
C. A. Montgomery Editorial Assistant
Junior Editors
Earle Shields Don Andrews
Senior Sports Assistants
Jimmie Cokinos Jimmie James
Junior Advertising Solicitors
K. W. Hubbard J. D. Smith
Reportorial Staff
Bill Fitch, H. S. Hutchins, W. D. C. Jones, Joe Leach,
J. L. Morgan, Jerry Rolnick, J. C. Rominger, E. A. Sterling,
W. P. Walker, R. J. Warren
Texas Cornerstone of Liberty
On March 2 Texans celebrated the 104th an
niversary of the declaration, by founders of the
commonwealth, of their independence from the yoke
of Mexico. On March 2, 1836, at Old Washing-
ton-on-the-Brazos a little group of hardy pioneers,
representing every economic and social strata of
the population of Texas, gathered in the little
frame building where Rev. Noah T. Byars, minis
ter, gunsmith and blacksmith held forth. There
the Declaration, drafted by five men, was signed
by the 59 who made up this assembly.
There is an analogy between the issuing of
the Declaration by the Colonies and the action
of the Texas pioneers. In both instances the peo
ple had lived under an oppressive and tryranical
form of government. In both instances the first
comers—to the shores of America and to the
confines of Texas—had sought a new land where
they might be free to think and speak and worship
as conscience dictated, bearing in mind always the
rights of others.
The same spirit animated both groups. They
spoke for men and women who sought a greater
opportunity for themselves and a future much
brighter than any they had known for their chil
The five men who drafted the Texas declara
tion—though many students contend that Childress
had written it in Tennessee and had brought it
to Texas, practically as it finally was adopted, were
not natives of Texas. They, like the other thous
ands who sought a greater opportunity, had come
in from older and longer settled areas. In fact,
but two of the men who signed the declaration
were born in the present confines of the state.
Childress was deeply in sympathy with the
settlers of Texas and their aims and as an editor
of the Nashville Banner had done what he could
to aid them by writing favorably of their aims
and pointing out the governmental conditions un
der which they lived. It is reasonable to believe
that he visioned a new and free state and that he
drafted a declaration of independence, modeled
after that which Jefferson penned.
The men who drafted and adopted the Declara
tion had lived in an organized society, which had
for its legal background the Federal Declaration of
Independence and Constitution. Undoubtedly they
had seen legal processes misused and the rights
of men trampled under by those who were stronger
in influence or physical strength. Undoubtedly
they visioned a more Utopian community, where in
dividual rights would be observed and where there
would be a general cooperation for the general
The Texas Declaration of Independence is so
high in ideals and sounds such a clarion cry for
freedom that it merits a place beside the earlier
declaration, issued at Philadelphia. It holds the
dream of a free people—the dream of men who
had come to the realization that all men have cer
tain inalienable rights and that there can be no
justice without the element of mercy.
Upon this foundation stone was laid the Con
stitution, and on these two pillars the Common
wealth of Texas has been reared. In these two
are guarantees of individual freedom of action
that Texans should regard as their greatest heri
tage, and which they should guard as their chief
treasure. The youth of the state should be made
aware of the ideals and principles found in this
document and early taught that as citizens of Tex
as they have no greater responsibility to their
own and future generations than to preserve the
spirit of this document and see that it continues
to permeate the institutions of government in this
Commonwealth.—Bryan Eagle.
Investigate-It Pays!
Investigate—it pays. Too often we are tempt
ed to criticize unfairly without first finding out all
the details connected with certain incidents. Wheth
er it is custom, habit, or even tradition, the Ag
gies are well-versed in the art of griping. For
The Y. M. C. A. Lounge in Kiest Hall was not
opened on a recent weekend for certain reasons.
Instead of spending a few minutes to investigate
and learn the real reasons, most students were con
tent to gripe and criticize, and give their own rea
sons. We went over to the “Y” and talked with
those in charge of the Lounge and found that the
opening of the room was delayed because of in
ability to get the furniture by no means the fault
of the “Y”. They were as anxious to get the Lounge
opened as the students are but till lately it has
been impossible.
This is just one incident where a little investi
gating cleared up a cloudy situation. If we must
criticize, we should first find out the true facts
of a situation and then see if we have proper
grounds to criticize others. People who gripe end
lessly soon get monotonous and find that they are
not welcomed in the circle.
If you think that you have a right to criticize
something or somebody, go and talk with that per
son and you will find that he will be more than
glad to explain the circumstances. The next time
you feel the urge to gripe, investigate and then
see if you still want to gripe.
Investigating will produce rich results.
—Don Corley.
George Fuermann
Collegiate Review
"Backwash: An agitation resulting from some action or occurrence.”—Webster.
The Unglamourous Male
So much is being said of the glamorous maiden
that the writer, being the mother of an only son,
is prompted to say a word in favor of the un-
glamorous male. In the first place, to define glam
our we find that it is delusion or enchantment; the
first means imagination and the latter delusion;
sounds pretty much like optical illusion to me.
Back in my day a girl was ugly, pretty or beau
tiful; no such thing as “it,” “umph” and “glam
our” were heard of. In fact, we wouldn’t have liked
the terms.
A young man uses none of the artifice of the
glamorous maid when he makes up his face. He
scrubs his face until it shines; he brushes his hair
back as slick as a whistle leaving his manly
features unconcealed by any device of the cosmeti
cian. He won’t even try to manipulate his eyes
to enhance his charm—just gives you a straight for
ward look. To me there is no perfume that can
compare with the odor of a freshly-shaven face.
Let us consider his clothes. He doesn’t resort to
camouflage by choice of pattern, fabric or design
in his suits; if he is tall he takes a slim model; if he
is fat he takes a stout model; and if he is average
he takes a regular. He has no variety of choice
like the fair young damsel. If she wishes to hide
large hips, she widens her shoulder effect; if she
is large, she chooses plain or small patterns so
that she will appear smaller; if she is too small,
she chooses bold patterns to make her seem larger;
if she is too short, she puts on high-heeled shoes
to appear taller, but if she is too tall—well, that
is just too bad. She can wear almost anything
for a hat and get away with it without question.
And her shoes, if she were compelled to wear the
kinds she does, she would have a fit.
Young men are just as sensitive to romance as
young women, even more so, or they wouldn’t
fall so hard for this glamour business; frankly,
I’m suspicious that it may have originated with
this same unglamourous male.
—Mrs. R. M. Sherwood.
Leaders Preferred
The BOSS drives his men;
The LEADER coaches them.
The BOSS depends on authority;
The LEADER on good will.
The BOSS inspires fear;
The LEADER inspires enthusiasm.
The BOSS says, “I”;
The LEADER says, “We.”
The BOSS assigns the tasks;
The LEADER sets the pace.
The BOSS says, “Get here on time”;
The LEADER gets there ahead of time.
The BOSS fixes the blame for the breakdown;
The LEADER fixes the breakdown.
The BOSS makes work a drudgery;
The LEADER makes it a game.
The BOSS says, “Go”;
The LEADER says, “Let’s go.”
A few people are developing quite a lot of ex
citement over the census. It is claimed that census-
takers plan asking too many questions. Age,
marital status, number of divorces, income, employ
ment, and similar matters can be classed as per
sonal matters, yet they have a social significance
of national importance. It is difficult to see that
any basic American right is being invaded by de
manding that citizens answer these and similar
questions. One woman, testifying before a Con
gressional committee, stated that millions of Amer
ican women would go to jail rather than answer
the questions. Her error is chiefly one of degree.
A few publicity seekers will go to jail for refusing
to answer the question, but the number will in
all probability be something less than millions.
Backwash’s Ugly Boy champion
ship enters its second phase—the
runoff . . . And it’s Eddie Hall, Red
Hartin, Roy Chappell, Maurice
Shepherd, and Irvin Thompson in
that order . . . Biggest surprise of
all is that Jack
Fugate didn’t
make the finals.
The excitement
of the Field Ar
tillery Ball, the
fact that dormi
tory number ten
didn’t vote at all
(No. 10 is a
Fuermann Field Artillery
hall), and the
fact that Jack had a date on the
campus for the Field Artillery
Ball all contributed their share to
Jack’s seventh-place standing. His
campaign managers included Hen
ry Herder, Ross Novelli, Bill
Moore, Jimmy Cokinos, and J. W.
Jenkins . . . Hollywood’s W. C.
Fields received one vote and so
did Germany’s A. Hitler . . . Red
Martin’s campaign manager is
Bill Bohning who is assisted by
Victor Kothman, Phil Golman, and
Denny Lovoi ... As votes were
being counted Sunday night and
several in a row were called off
for Roy Chappell, his campaign
manager. Bill Beck sighed,
“Sweetest music this side of heav-
From Del Courtney:
The “Candid Camera” maestro
was very emphatic in declaring
that, “The most beautiful girls
in the nation are in Texas.” Quizz
ed on what was the most oft-re
quested number Saturday night,
Del pointed out that the “Hawaiian
War Chant” was by far and wide
the most popular number. Inci
dentally, if you want to hear him
again, he’ll be playing at Houston
Rice Hotel for four weeks begin
ning March 8.
Last chance:
Those cadets who still want to
purchase Aggie dinner plates may
still do so by contacting Edgar
Butschek in project house 16. The
sale of the commemorative plates
held in February was a striking
success and this fact has resulted
in its continuance. To date, ap
proximately 2,000 plates of the
original 500 sets have been sold
and are now helping to extend Ag
gie lore throughout the world.
Well, who WAS Confucius?
Five hundred years before the
birth of Christ, a near-giant lived
and taught a reverent group of
pupils in China. His real name
was Kung-fu-tze, but this was too
much for the moderns so the name
was Latinized to its present form.
A philosopher, his teachings have
dominated the life of the Chinese
millions for nearly 2,500 years.
From 511 B. C. to 1940 A. D., it’s
“Confucius says . . .”
But Aggies DO get married:
Roughest letter of the year is
this one received yesterday morn
ing from a T.S.C.W.-ite.
“Dear Sirs:
“I have never yet met an
Aggie who was unconscious
of his eminence as such and
who did not attempt in every
way to make the fact known.
Believe me, there is nothing so
boring as spending an evening
with a man who can speak of
nothing but himself or how
hard he works at Aggieland.
“There are, I have found,
various degrees of the vile
plague, ‘Aggie-ites.’ The dis
ease usually begins when the
man begins to request that
you pass the NaCL. It goes
on to the stages where he in
sists on telling you that the
scientific sets on the screen
are all fakes. He doesn’t
realize that nobody is interest
ed because just then the hero
is stabbing the villain with a
revolver as he always is. The
extreme mental decay caused
by the disease is usually
reached in the senior year. I
do not know what causes it,
but it is evidenced in the man
who describes his girl in terms
of ionization potentials and
triple integrals. And there
you have it: the reason why
Aggies stay bachelors.
“As my roommate was tell
ing me the other night, Ag
gies and War are Hell.”
Yours truly,
“A T.S.C.W. Junior.”
(By Associated Collegiate Press) A Canadian college student has
. . . transferred to the University of
Catholic University of America Georgia because she wanted t0
has organized the nation s first re- learn more about the country de _
ligious round table for law stu- scribed in « Gone With the Wind
dents and lawyers.
The flags of seven nations have For the first time in history, fac-
flown over the acres which now ulty members of state educational
constitute the Louisiana State Uni- institutions will this year pay a
versity campus. federal income tax.
Queens College has added 69 new University of Toronto students
courses for the second half of the are giving blood to be used by
present school year. Canadian soldiers at the front.
New York University safety
educators will visit 20 states this What every candidate knows: If
summer lecturing on safety edu- it is more blessed to give than to
cation. receive, the voters don’t believe it.
Cordially Invites the Public to Attend the Formal
Opening Of
In The Main Church Building
Beginning at 7 o’clock
President, Kraft Cheese Company, Chicago, Illinois
and Chairman of the Board of Deacons of the North
Shore Baptist Church
(The officers and teachers of the Sunday School will
be in their Departmental and Class Rooms to
welcome you.)
7:00-7:50—The Bible Annex will be open for inspection.
730-7:50—The Adult,- Intermediate, and Junior Departments
will be open for inspection.
8:00-9:00—Formal dedication of the Bible Annex and address
by Mr. J. L. Kraft, Chicago, Illinois.
9:00 The Elementary Departments will be open for in
spection, followed by a reception in the Church
As the World Turns...
Improving weather conditions in Europe are
bringing increased activity on the part of German
and Allied airmen. As yet the flights are being
devoted largely to gaining information, taking pic
tures and scattering pamphlets. Bombs will doubt-
less be dropped in time, and when
bombing begins, the true value of an
air force in modem warfare will be
demonstrated. Germany made suc
cessful use of her air force in Po
land, and Russia has used hers to
advantage in Finland, but the world
has yet to see war in the air when
both sides have quantities of fighting
and bombing planes.
England has just begun to pro
hibit the shipment of coal by sea from
Steen Germany to Italy. A ban was placed
on most German exports some time ago, but ships
loaded with coal for Italy were permitted to pass.
England wished to exchange English coal for Italian
military supplies. As yet the countries have been
unable to come to an agreement. Mussolini is
interested in English coal, but prefers to pay for
it with food supplies.
The British are of the opinion that Mussolini
will bluster for a while, and then agree to the ex
change. From a theoretical point of view the coal
ban is a good piece of strategy. It will not only
tend to force Italy into the Allied camp, but will
force Germany to place additional tasks upon her
already overburdened railway system, as Germany
will doubtless attempt to continue selling some
coal to Italy.
More information on “GONE
WITH THE WIND”—-it will play
at the Queen instead of the Pal
ace, also the schedule of perform
ance has been announced. The
doors will open at 9:30 a. m. with
the first show starting at 10:00
o’clock. Without a stop between
shows it will start again at 2:00
p. m. Seats for these shows will
cost 75c and no seats will be re
served. The night show will start
at 7:30. All seats at night will
be reserved and will cost $1.20.
Running down the calendar, we
find “DAYTIME WIFE” at the
assembly Hall at 3:30 and 6:45
Wednesday. Chances are that you
will remember the show, not for
acting or emotion or such, but for
Linda Darnell. Boy, she’s terrif
ic! She and Ty Power head the
cast, which include several favor
ites of film and screen.
The cast follows:
Ken Norton Tyrone Power
Jane Linda Darnell
Bernard Dexter..Warner William
Blanche Binnie Barnes
Kitty Wendy Barrie
Miss Applegate Joan Davis
The story is a non-scientific re
search into the subject of “What
have secretaries got that wives
haven’t?”, with Linda doing the
researching using Tyrone as the
guinea pig. Married two years,
Linda is rather disconcerted when
Tyrone takes to working nights at
the office and coming home with
perfume on his collar. On the ad
vice of a friend, Binnie Barnes,
Linda takes a job as a secretary,
herself, finding work for Warren
William composed in part of short
hand and typing and partly in
parrying his advances. The climax
is a dinner at a downtown restau
rant where Tryone and Wendy,
his secretary, meet up with Linda
and her boss Warren. Most em
barrassing. Rating—two grade-
points and a pat on the back.
Thursday and Friday at the As
sembly Hall the A. I. Ch. E. is
presenting its benefit show, “Three
Smart Girls Grow Up,” with
Deanna Durbin, Nan Gray, and
Helen Parrish.
Right or Wrong?
A 2-minute test for telephone users
The Mason-Dixon line is
boundary between “you-all”
“youse guys.”
1. It’s impossible for you to telephone 2. Police Radio Telephone made by
to people in two different cities at WestemElectricisanoutgrowthofre-
the same time.
search atBellTelephoneLaboratories.
When a school boy becomes too
proud of his muscles a fight is al
most inevitable. That goes for na
tions too.
Wednesday 3:30 and 6:45
Tyrone Power and Linda
Beginning Wednesday—“I
Spencer Tracy and Hedy
Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday — “CONGO
MAISIE,” with Ann Southern
and John Carol.
sit around home and try
to think of some place to
go for entertainment.
Come on down and join
the crowd. Our food is
the finest and our rec
ords are of the latest
and best bands.
“On the old College Road”
3. About 75% of the Bell System’s 85
million miles of telephone wire is
contained in cable.
4. Lowest telephone rates to most out-
of-town points are available every
night after 7 P. M. and all day Sunday.
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