The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 06, 1940, Image 1

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CIRCULATION 5,500 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE CITY OF COLLEGE STATION LISTEN IN . . . ON FRIDAY’S “AGGIE CLAMBAKE”, BATTALION NEWSCAST, 4:30-5:30 VOL. 39 122 ADMINISTRATION BUILDING COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 6, 1940 NO. 71 A. & M. Helps Texas Wool Industry One of Best Wool Scouring Plants In Nation Set Up Here A. & M. is soon to have the largest and best-equipped wool scouring plant in the nation, of ficials of the college have an nounced. The finishing touches are now being put on the new set-up. of the- Wool Scouring Plant that has been moved to the ground floor of the building formerly occupied by the Textile Engineering Department. According to Stanley Davis, wool and mohair specialist with the Agricultural Experiment Station and manager of the scouring plant, the moving will be completed shortly and new equipment added later. f Heretofore the Wool Scouring Plant was housed in a small white frame building behind the Agri cultural Experiment Station build ing, but as it interfered with the plans for landscaping the area around the new dormitories, the machinery was moved to the Tex tile Engineering Building and the frame building razed. Appropriations have been made by the state to add to the equip ment of the plant in order to in crease the volume of wool that can be handled. When the new equip ment has been installed, Mr. Davis says that A. & M. will have the best of any school in the country. Lowell Institute in Massachusetts has a fairly large scouring plant, but it will not compare in size or in quality with'the new plant here. That Texas A. & M. should have the largest wool scouring plant is as it should be; Texas is by far the largest wool-producing state in the nation, producing 80,000,000 pounds in 1937, which was one- fifth of the United States’ total of shorn wool for that period. The Wool Scouring Plant serves the purpose of studying wool grades and shrinkage in Texas wool and issuing this information to wool producers through the' Agricultural Experiment Station. It has been in operation since 1921 and under Mr. Davis’ guidance since 1928. College Employees Requested To Park Cars in Park Lots In a circular passed out by the Commandant’s Office yesterday it was asked that all college em ployees and others working on the campus park their cars in the park ing lots provided for their conven ience and not in the streets near the buildings in which they work. As stated in the College Regu lations, “Parking on one side of each street (where indicated by curb signs) is permitted for vis itors not connected with the col lege or with activities housed on the campus; and for college em ployees visiting temporarily from other parts of the campus; but not for those normally employed in adjacent buildings.” The campus watchmen have been instructed to see that the parking rules are complied with, and the coopera tion of all have been requested. If anyone is doubtful as to his as signed parking lot the Command ant’s Office will be glad to des ignate one for his use. APRIL MAINTENANCE DUE MONDAY BY 5 P. M. Monday will be the last day to pay this month’s maintenance. In order to accommodate those stu dents with morning and afternoon classes the fiscal office will remain open until five o’cl'" 1 ' — As a result of t fees announced h amount of this mon $26.00. The Fiscal Office will start ac cepting the maintenance for May on April 20 and will continue to do so until the eighth of May. The amount payable at that time will be $26.50. POLITICIANS ALL! At the top are shown all the candidates for office who were voted on in the general election Wednesday—Bob Nisbet, editor-elect of The Battalion, and A. J. Robinson, his opponent for the office; C. J. “Foots” Bland and E. R. “Buster” Keeton, candidates for chief yell-leader, the latter being elected; and Tom Gillis, new junior repre sentative on the Student Publications Board, with his opponent Roland Bing. They are shown just prior to the special yell practice Tuesday night when they were introduced to the corps by head yell-leader “Bodie” Pierce. Below, candidates Robinson and Nisbet make their fervent last- minute appeals to the corps. It’s Worth More To See Col Ike in Rompers! Price Goes Up Hold everything! It’ll cost a quarter to see Col. Ike Ashburn in rompers. The children can see the show for a dime—but it’s worth more for grown folks. Blame the mistake on the pub licity man for “The Old School at Hick’ry Holler” which will be giv en in the A. & M. Assembly Hall at 7:30 p. m. Monday evening for the benefit of the A. & M. Con solidated School Parent-Teacher Association fund. Tickets for the production have been on sale for several weeks, and they’re going fast; so be on hand early and avoid the rush. All parts in the play will be taken by grown folks dressed as school children, and some of the get-ups are worth going miles to see. Here’s the cast and those who will portray the parts: Joshua Toothacre—C. O. Spriggs; Lorenzo Juniper, D. W. Williams; Johnny Short, M. C. Hughes; Ben Long, N. Rode; Jim Henry Cobb, Marty Karow; Mug Rudd, J. S. Mogford; Corwin Kilgore, Thomas ■Ferguson; Salvation Sampson, L. S. Paine; Jacob von Hoffenstein, Luke Patranella; Andrew Mont gomery, J. J. Woolket; Lorena Ju niper, Mrs. Lowry; Elizabeth Jane Crabtree, Mrs. E. J. Howell; Indi ana Crabtree, Mrs. D. H. Reid; Deliverance Dodgett, Mrs. Irvin; Temperance Teaberry, Mrs. E. L. Williams; Emmazilla Ephill, Mrs. Grant; Mary Ellen Crockett, Mrs. J. C. Hotard; Olivia Henrietta Ara bella Sue, Mrs. W. L. Penberthy; Set-Still Campbell, Dan Russell; Doc Quackenbos, Chas. Crawford; Widder Crockett, Mrs. R. R. Lan caster; Hosea Jimson, Dr. E. P. Humbert; Petero Blowhard, L. G. Jones; Henson Jackson, David Thrift; Cap. Kilgore, E. E. Vezey; Willemenia Snow, Mrs. N. E. Boughton; Philipena Snow, Mrs. Yarnell; Angelena Snot, Mrs. Long; Purena Snow, Mrs. Cushion; Fire- bell Fly, Mrs. Frank Anderson; Sammy Fly, her little brother, Col onel Ike S. Ashburn; Armanda May, Mrs. R. R. Lyle; Samatha Jane, Mrs. Jack Shelton and Hank Slattery, Mr. Elms. YOUNG GERMAN EMIGRANT ASKS FOR CORRESPONDENCE FROM A. & M. A young German emigrant, Peter- Adler, who left Germany two years ago “owing to our difficult posi tion” has written to the A. & M. Registrar asking for exchange cor respondence with students of Tex as A. & M. Peter Adler, who now lives in Lavras, Mina Gerais, Brazil and attends the Escola Superior de Ag- ricultura, studied at the American School in Berlin and intended to later study agriculture in one of the United States Colleges. He is 19 years of age and talks (Continued on page 4) Air Corps Board To Visit A. &M. April 15,16,17 Prospective Candidates To Take Physical Exams Austin, Waco, and College Sta tion, Texas, are the next stops for an Air Corps Board of officers from the Army’s flying station at Barksdale Field, Louisiana, that is touring a large number of cities in the Eighth Corps Area for the pur pose of examining qualified candi dates for flying training at Ran dolph and Kelly Fields. Three days will be spent at Col lege Station, April 15, 16 and 17. Here prospective candidates will be given a complete physical ex amination, and upon successful completion of this, will be furnish ed blanks for appointment as Fly ing Cadets in the United States Army Air Corps. Applicants will be examined throughout the three days’ stay at A. & M. Those who desire to take' this examination must be unmar ried male citizens of the' United States between the ages of 20 and 26. They should have completed at least two years of stuty at any recognized college or university. New classes for flying cadets start the nine-month course of flight training every six weeks. During this time they are paid $75.00 a month and in addition are furnished uniforms, food, quarters, pleting shrdldofv-dshrdlushrdluuu and medical care. Successfully com pleting this course in flying which consists of more than 200 hours of actual time in the air, the Flying Cadet is commissioned as Second (Continued on page 4) Shep Fields Plays for Corps Dance Tonight in Third and Last Engagement War Department To Fill 11 Vacancies In Regular Army Chance for Graduates To Enter Army as 2nd Lts. The War Department has an nounced that examinations will be held in June, 1940; for the purpose of filling a total of 11 vacancies in the grade of second lieutenant in the Infantry, Field Artillery, Cavalry, and Coast Artillery of the regular army. This examination will be open to all graduates and graduating seniors of R. O. T. C. schools in the U. S. who are single and who meet the eligibility requirements, and according to Col. Moore, there will be an alternate selected for each position to be filled. Applications must be submitted prior to May 15, 1940. The appli cations will go to a board of of ficers of the Eighth Corps Area who will check them over and then notify the applicants as to where and when they will take the exami nation. The examination will be given at several different points and the residence of the applicant will determine where they are to take it. They will be required to pay all of their own expenses. Complete information may be obtained in Room 101, Academic Building. Kansas State-Texas A. & M. Debate Duel Set for Tonight at 7 p. m. FRANK RICKEL The A. & M. Debating team, con sisting of Mayo Thompson and Don Gabriel, will undertake to de feat the Kansas State College De bating Team tonight in the Physics Lecture Room at seven o’clock. The subject of the debate will be, “Resolved: That the United States should follow a policy of strict economic apd military iso lation toward all nations outside the western hemisphere engaged in armed, civil, or international con flict.” The debaters for Kansas State are William Hickman and Frank Rickel. Both are juniors and are prominent figures around the K- State campus. Hickman has done newscasting and commentaries over radio station KSAC, is ex-chairman of the independent party, and a member of Pi Kappa Delta. Rickel WILLIAM HICKMAN is also a Pi Kappa Delta and is engaged in many extra-curricular activities. He is chairman of this year’s independent party and is a power in the Y.M.C.A. cabinet. Barger To Address Academy of Science Professor J. Wheeler Barger, Head of the Department of Agri cultural Economics, has accepted the invitation to speak before the West Texas Regional meeting of the Texas Academy of Science at San Angelo on April 9. He will give the address on Friday morn ing, April 19, discussing “Inter state Trade Barriers in Relation to Agriculture.” That night he will speak at the banquet on “Agriculture in Modern Life.” SHEP FIELDS PETROLEUMCLUB TO ENTERTAIN AIME OFFICIALS President and Secretary Of Institute Visit Here The Petroleum Engineering Club will entertain officials of the A. I. M. E. from New York City with a barbecue Tuesday at 12:00 noon. The official party from New York City will include H. G. Moulton, president; and A. B. Parsons, sec retary, of the A. I. M. E. Guests from Houston will include T. Y. Moore, Chairman of the Petroleum Division of the A. I. M. E., and his party. The barbecue will be held at Vance Field, which is the petroleum experimental field just North of the Petroleum-Geology building. In case of rain or cold weather, the barbecue will be held in the Animal Husbandry Arena. Cost of the barbecue will be 10^ for A. I. M. E. members and Pe troleum Engineering Club mem bers, and 25$ for non-members. A.' I. M. E. members must bring their membership cards. Students having one o’clock classes will be given excused absences from classes. Hillel Club Holds Twentieth Annual Dance Tonight Fields and Troupe Leave Tonight for West Coast After playing Friday night for an annual Infantry Regiment Ball that was highly successful despite a rain that set in during the af ternoon, and after entertaining hundreds of Aggies with his “rip pling rhythm” at the Town Hall program during the early evening, Shep Fields will again present his nationally famous orchestra to night in Sbisa Hall for what prom ises to be an outstanding corps dance of the year. To suit current tastes of the American public Shep Fields has made a considerable change and improvement in his style during the last year. His radio style, fur thermore, is much different from the style of music he plays for dances, the “rippling rhythm” not being emphasized quite so much in the latter. With Fields will be featured such outstanding performers as Miss Claire Nunn, beautiful New Or leans songstress; Hal Derwin, the “whispering baritone”; Sol Gioe, pianist; Caesar Mussioli, accordian- ist; Danny Grey, jitterbug trump eter; Jerry Stewart, and a host of other entertainers. The entire orchestra arrived early yesterday afternoon in their pri vate car at the Southern Pacific station. They had come straight from New York where they just finished making recordings. After the engagement here is completed, Fields and the rest of the troupe will continue on directly to the west coast where they are booked for the next few months. The decorations for tonight’s corps dance will be the same as those used last night for the In fantry Ball. As usual the time will be from nine until twelve and (Continued on page 4) Campus Study Club To Present Parts From The Mikado Tuesday A musical program from the “Mikado” will be presented at the next meeting of the Campus Study Club Tuesday at 3:00 p. m. in the Y. M. C. A. Chapel. Various members of the club are taking part in the directing and present ing the numbers. The members of the chorus and soloists will be in costume. Mrs. F. I. Dahlberg and Mrs. Theodore Freeman have been di recting the chorus. Mrs. John Ashton has been responsible for arranging for this program to be presented. Mrs. Paul Pearson is reader and will explain and an nounce each number. Mrs. J. R. Ketchersid will be in charge of arranging the stage. Solos will be presented by Mrs. J. M. Miller, Mrs. Homer Martin, and Mrs. S. W. Lange. A. & M. Honors Jim Farley With Review And The Largest Banquet In School’s History; Farley Pays Tribute To College U. S. Postmaster-General James A. Farley paid tribute to Texas A. & M. in Sbisa Hall Thursday night when he said, “At no place have 1 been greeted as cordially and shown as much consideration here at Texas A. ftidtauQ and as to your re- iLnuqn itnessed this after- i nave never seen anything like it no matter where I have been. You certainly have a great school here.” Approximately 1,000 persons, in cluding about 400 students, packed the main wing of Sbisa Hall to hear the distinguished visitor who spoke on business and politics as similar- fields of endeavor. It was the larg est banquet in the history of the school. Mr. Farley and his party were met at the East Gate by a commit tee of college officials and was escorted by D Troop Cavalry to the drill field where a review was held in his honor. Following the review he retired to the Board of Directors house on the campus where he met with members of the board and other college'officials until time for the banquet. Dr. T. O. Walton, president of A. & M., presided as toastmaster- and introduced F. M. Law, chair man of the Board of Directors, who welcomed Mr. Farley to the college. Mr. Law told the distin guished guest that Texans love him because they know that he is “loyal to his friends, loyal to his principles, loyal to his church, and above all, loyal to his country.” He also told Mr, Farley that Texans are strong not only for social security but we are also strong for some military security. “No country on earth is going to tell this country where to head in!” he said. Burris Jackson, Hillsboro master and former student of A. & M., class of ’27, introduced the other distinguished people present. Cadet Colonel Woody Varner, wel comed Mr. Farley in behalf of the cadets and told him that it gave him his greatest pleasure to pre sent the corps in review for him. At the conclusion of Mr. Farley’s address, “Jo-Jo” White, senior let- terman end and president of the “T” Association, presented the Postmaster-General with a regula tion Homer H. Norton football which was autographed by all mem bers of the 1939 national champion post--ffootball team, the Texas Aggies. Immediately after the presenta tion of the ball, Mr. Farley left by car for Hearne where he was to board a train for Tyler where he will speak today before the state meeting of postmasters. Notables who attended the ban quet included former governors Pat Neff, now president of Baylor University, who delivered the in vocation, and James E. Ferguson; Wright Morrow, president of the Houston Chamber of Commerce; Bascom Giles, Commissioner of the General Land Office; Charlie Lock- (Continued on page 4) Hibbard Lectures On Ag Economics April 8 thru 12 Dr. E. H. Hibbard of the Uni versity of Wisconsin, a noted agri cultural economist, will address the entire School of Agriculture of A. & M. Tuesday morning, April 9, at 11 o’clock in Guion Hall. His subject will be “Farmers’ Move ments.” Dean E. J. Kyle of the School of Agriculture has issued notice that all agricultural students, in cluding freshmen, sophomores, jun iors, and seniors, will be excused from their 11 o’clock classes Tues day morning. They will be re quired to attend the lecture. Agricultural faculty members are expected to attend, and all other students, faculty members, and officers of the college are in vited to be present. Tuesday night at 7 o’clock in room 312 of the Agicultural Build ing, an important meeting of the Agronomy Society will be held. All agronomy students, including freshmen, sopomores, juniors, and seniors, are to be present at this meeting. “It is of vital import ance that all agronomy students attend without fail,” Dean Kyle stated. WAR BOOKLETS PROVE POPULAR The College Library has an nounced that the booklets obtained from the Dallas Morning News of “The First Six Months of the War in Maps and Pictures” had proven so popular that they were given out within a few minutes after the library opened Tuesday. In accordance with +hL show of enthusiasm for the booklets the library, has obtained 200 additional booklets from the Dallas Morning News and will start distributing them Saturday morning at 8 a. m. The booklets may be obtained—• as long as they last—at the ref erence desk in the main reading room of the library.