The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 30, 1940, Image 1

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CIRCULATION 5,500 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE CITY OF COLLEGE STATION The Battalion DIAL 4-5444 STUDENT TRI-WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OF TEXAS A. & M. COLLEGE VOL. 39 122 ADMINISTRATION BUILDING COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 30, 1940 Z725 NO. 81 Colonel Moore Notified Of Transfer Anderson Announces Plans SSL At utyiommission Meeting to visit here Installation Of Water Meter Boxes Unit Grades College Will Begin on May 1 Key Rate of Insurance May Be Reduced Through Completion of Water Main At a regular meeting of the City Commission last Thursday night, recently-elected Mayor Anderson reported that the setting of the water meter boxes for College Sta tion would begin on May 1. The forms for the boxes have just re cently arrived and production will begin immediately. Garland Brown, city marshall, will be in charge of production. It was also announced at the meeting that the loop between the water main of Oakwood and Col lege Park is now completed. Due to the completion of the loop, City Attorney J. Wheeler Barger will make a strong appeal for the re duction of the city’s key rate of fire insurance. Plans are being laid to extend water and sewer mains into the area north of Grant’s Filling Sta tion, within the next few days. This will be quite an improvement and will encourage more people to build homes in that area. Other business at the meeting consisted of an announcement that a lot in the Boyett Addition has (Continued on page 4) Uncounted Citizens Asked To Assist In Completing Census Citizens of College Station who have not as yet been counted by the census takers are reminded that the enumerators will probably complete their first round over the community within the month of April, which ends today. In order to assist the authorities and make the 1940' census as complete as pos sible, uncounted persons should fol low these directions. If you find that all your close neighbors have been counted and you have been missed, then use the coupon below. If you know of a neighbor who has been out of the city, or for some other reason has been missed, then you should fill out this coupon and mail to the chamber of commerce. If the enumerators have not been in your immediate vicinity, then do not send in the coupon because it will only entail extra clerical work. The enumerators will co operate with us fully in giving an opportunity for interested persons to help round up those who have been overlooked before the census figures are finally made official and complete. COUPON Fill out and mail it right away. The enumerator has not called on me, or else I was gone. Please have them call again. Name Address Date Chamber of Commerce , Mgr. STUART BUCKLEY TO ADDRESS P. E. CLUB THURSDAY Stuart E. Buckley, production re search engineer for Humble Oil Company, of Houston, will address the Petroleum Engineering Club at 7:30 Thursday evening. The subject of his talk will be “Current Research in Petroleum Production”. Mr. Buckley has done consider able work in the oil fields of east Texas. He is known as an inter esting speaker, and has many prob lems of importance to the petro leum industry to present his audi ence. The public is invited. City-County Health Station Cafes Improvement of Sanitary Conditions Is Undertaken The following story was released to The Battalion yesterday from the office of the City Secretary: Customers of College Station restaurants can now know the sanitary condition of the estab lishments they patronize by noting the grade placards which have re cently been posted therein by the City-County Health Unit. The grading was done under the author ity of an ordinance recently pass ed by the City Council of College Station. The grades given are A, B, and C, with A grade as the highest obtainable. Owners of food es tablishments are required to dis play the placards in conspicuous places. The grades are based up on methods of protecting foods from dust, flies, and other vermin; cleanliness of the kitchen, counters, floors, etc.; and the efficiency of washing and disinfecting glasses, dishes, silver and utensils. The ordinance, which was passed De cember 12, gave the establishments four months in which to make im provements before the first grades were given. Grade A Aggieland Pharmacy, Casey’s Confectionery, College Inn, College Tavern, Dreamland, George’s Place, Lipscomb’s Pharmacy, Varsity Inn. Grade B A. & M. Grill, College Courts Coffee Shop, North Gate Sand wich Shop. Grade C Log Cabin Cafeteria. Dr. Frank Leavell, Prominent Baptist, To Be Here May 10 Dr. Frank H. Leavell, member of the Youth Committee of the Baptist World Alliance and South wide Baptist Student Secretary, will be guest speaker at the An nual Baptist Student Union Ban- quent at the College Station Bap tist Church on May 10. Dr. Leavell is one of the leading Christians of the world and direct or of the Southern Baptists’ work among college students. He has been Southwide Baptist Student Secretary since the beginning of this work approximately twenty years ago. His work in internation al Christian student activities has given him wide experience and wis dom in student problems and in Christian service. He has recently returned from South America where he was invited to help in the organization of Baptist Student Unions in many colleges on that large continent. With the leaders from other countries he has been instrumental in the planning and promotion of the recent International Baptist Youth Congresses. Through his powerful personal ity,, his dynamic Christianity and his ability to lead our great stu dent program, Dr. Leavell has en deared himself to the many thous ands of Southern Baptist students. Texas A. & M. students are indeed fortunate in having this opportu nity to hear this outstanding Christian leader. Fort Worth Group First Of Several To See A. & M. A. & M. will be the host to 150 R. O. T. C. boys from various high schools in Fort Worth who plan to arrive here at 10 a. m., Saturday. The students will come on a special train and will spend the remainder of the morning in touring the campus. They will eat in the mess halls, and will spend the afternoon inspecting the class buildings of the different de partments and going through the new dormitories. At 3:30 a special showing of the S. M. U.-A. & M. football game will be shown for them in the Assembly Hall. The boys plan to stay here for supper and then return to Fort Worth. Twenty high school students will be on the campus Friday for a visit while on their way to the Junior Academy of Science at Nacogdoches. The sponsors of the group have expressed a desire to make the A. & M. Museum the high point of interest during their stay on the campus. The group will have lunch in the mess hall and will spend about two hours going over the points of interest on the campus before leaving for Nacogdoches. Plans are being made for later groups from Houston and Dallas high schools to come here and visit the college. Annual Press Dinner Takes Tlace Tonight The annual banquet of the A. & M. Press Club takes place tonight at 6:30 in the banquet room of Sbisa Hall. Given each spring by the Student Publications Board for students who have worked on student pub lications, the affair is the biggest of the year for the Press Club. Dean F. C. Bolton will present the awards for the year. Awards consist of bronze, silver, and gold Press Club keys for active members; and eight gold watches for seniors who have held respon sible positions on student publica tions. Following the banquet a business meeting will be held and officers for next year’s Press Club will be elected. Officers this year have been George Smith, president; Lar ry Wehrle, vice-president; and W. J. (Jeff) Montgomery, secretary- treasurer. All active members of the staffs of The Battalion newspaper and magazine, the Longhorn, and the Scientific Review are invited to attend. No. 2 uniform will be worn. Members of the Student Publi cations Board are Dean Bolton, chairman; E. L. Angell, manager of student publications; Colonel Ike Ashburn, executive assistant to the president; Professor George B. Wilcox; D. B. Varner, Ernie Meynard, George Smidi, and Bill Murray, student editors; and Mick Williams and Paul Haines, student representatives. AUTHORITIES ON LIVESTOCK WORK TO TEACH HERE Morrison, McKenzie To Lecture During Summer Two of the country’s foremost authorities in the field of animal husbandry will be visiting profes sors here this summer, both con nected with the A. H. Department of the School of Agriculture. Dr. F. B. Morrison, head of the A. H. Department of Cornell Uni versity, and director of the New York State Agricultural Experi ment Station, will teach a three- hour advanced course in “Feed ing of Farm Animals”, for a per iod lasting from June 10 to 30. Dr. Morrison was formerly director of the Wisconsin Experiment Station, where he was associated with W. A. Henry in the publishing of “Feeds and Feeding”, the stand ard text on animal feeding used in all agricultural colleges in the United States. After the death of Henry, Morrison became the sole author of the text. Dr. Morrison is the most widely recognized author ity of livestock feeding in the country, particularly in the com pilation of data on feeding experi ments. He is a former president of the American Society of Animal Production. F. F. McKenzie, professor of ani mal breeding at the University of Missouri, will teach a three-hour course dealing with the physiolo gical aspects of controlled fertility in farm animals. The course will last from July 1 to 20. McKenzie is a leading authority on physiology of reproduction and artificial in semination, and is chairman of the board of investigators on arti ficial insemination and allied re search in the United States and Canada. He was a member of the World Dairy Congress in London in 1928 and in Berlin in 1937. “Aerosphere”, New Aircraft Magazine, Is Aviators’ Guide A new publication, “Aerosphere”, an international annual, dealing with all phases of the aircraft in dustry, may soon become an in dispensable campanion of students and teachers alike in schools par ticipating in the Civil Aeronautics Authority’s Civilian Pilot Training Program. The “Aerosphere” answers all the types and kinds of questions that have been and are being ask ed about aviation. It tells in detail the performance and construction of every aero engine produced any where in the world from the time of the Wright Brothers down to the present day. It lists firms and or ganizations, executives, and even foreign persons who are in some way connected with aviation. There are several sections used to describe and compare our ships with those of other countries, whether the plane is military, com mercial, or private. The “Aerosphere” is printed on 1,420 heavy-coated pages with 2,055 illustrations. The book weighs 12 pounds and is twice as thick and four times as heavy as the New York City telephone directory. Commandant To Leave Colonel George F. Moore, Commandant and Professor of Military Science and Tactics of Texas A. & M. College, has been advised by the United States Department of War that he is to be transferred at the end of this session to service in Hawaii. Cattleman’s Ball, Colorful Costume Dance, To Be Friday With Jack Littlejohn swinging-^shirt, white trousers, and a dark Commandant To Be Sent to Hawaii At End of 1940 Term Leaves After Three Years at Alma Mater Colonel George F. Moore, Com mandant of A. & M. College, and Professor of Military Science and Tactics, has been informed by the United States War Department, through President T. O. Walton, that he will be transferred from College Station at the end of this school year, in order to take up some other important work away from the college. What his new work will be has not been definitely assigned as yet, but it is expected that he will be transferred to Hawaii. Colonel Moore’s successor has not been decided upon, and will probably not be announced until late in the summer. For three years Colonel Moore has served as an able and most efficient Commandant of the col lege from which he graduated in 1908 as a civil engineer. • Colonel Moore was born in Aus tin on July 21, 1887, and in 1904 entered A. & M. College. For two years he played as a substi tute on the football team. During 1906 and 1907 he made the team and was a regular guard and tackle. He also took part in many other school activities. In 1908, when he graduated, he intended to start out on a career of civil engineering; however, with his appointment as a second lieu tenant in the Army in 1912, he turned to a military life. In 1917 he was appointed captain, in 1920 a major, in 1934 a lieutenant- colonel, and in 1939 was made a full colonel. (Continued on page 4) the baton and the gaily-dressed members of the Saddle and Sir loin and Kream and Kow clubs swinging the ladies, the annual Cattleman’s Ball will get under way next Friday night at nine o’clock in the annex room of Sbisa Hall. Preceding the ball will be a bene fit performance sponsored by the members of the two clubs and put on by 58 girls of the Texas Uni versity Glee Club. The girls will come to Aggieland by a chartered bus and will remain for the dance which will last until an hour after midnight. The Cattleman’s Ball is the only ball of the year which requires the members to attend constumed. The regalia will consist of a bright sash worn Spanish style. It is expected that there will be around 175 club members and professors of the Animal Husbandry Depart ment and Dairy Department at tending the dance. Before the orchestra strikes up there will be a presentation of medal to the seniors on the Inter- J.B. Miller Wins Danforth Award Freshman A. H. Student Receives Annual Award J. B. Miller, freshman in C Cav alry, from College Station, has been awarded the Freshman Dan- national Livestock Judging Team, j forth Fellowship for 1940. He and probably awards will be made to the Dairy Products team. The presentation of the awards will be made by a guest of the clubs. The seniors on the livestock team who are to receive awards are Wilson Buster, R. S. Huddle, James Grote, James Gallant, Wal ton Lehmberg, and Frank Corder. Government Inspector Praises Work Done by Texas Experiment Stations Mr. H. P. Barss of the U. S.+Park; Substation No. 12 at Chilli- Office of Experiment Stations ar rived at College Station recently to make the annual inspection of federal accounts and of the prog ress of work at the main station of the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station. Mr. Barss expressed his satisfaction with the consistent de velopment of the research work at this station and the progress be ing made. Mr. Barss, accompanied by R. E. Dickson and R. E. Karper, left M. E. Dept. Running Out of Space For ■ - a i ” I I III T’l T\ i I ^ station No. 2, Tylorj the Swoot Po- Lost Articles-Lets Help Them Out!! tato L =»»n,t„r y « By Bill Oarkson If any of the mechanical engi neers have been wondering who the thief was that made off with his leather jacket or trench coat during the cold weather, or who it was that stole his sliderule just before an exam, the answer may j be found in the Mechanical Engi- | neering Office! Sixty-two lost articles have ac cumulated in the Mechanical Engineering Office since the be- Dr. Abbott Recovering From Recent Operation Dr. John P. Abbott, who recently underwent an appendectomy at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bryan, is | ginning of the term, and as the reported to be improving rapidly, j office has begun to overflow with He has been taken to his home for them, a list of them has been sub- fui'ther recovery, and is expected mitted to The Battalion in the to resume his work in the English j hope that a few articles may be Department in the near future. | redeemed. Gilmer; the Federal Cotton Field -f- W. A. Beasley may clear up his j Station at Greenville; Substation cold by calling at the M. E. Office No - 6 at Denton; the Grave In- and obtaining his two-tone sweat- ves tigations Laboratory at Mon- er. Louis H. Johnson may obtain tague; Substation No. 16 at Iowa his suede jacket by doing the same. D. C. Wilson and a student named Park may call for their trench coats at the same address. George Mortan’s Bausch & Lomb goggle case is also now available for I him. G. C. Henderson, Richard Down ing, Fish Warner, and Fish Mc- Gaskill may now catch up in their courses by calling for their note books, and W. N. Mohle has a clip board awaiting him. Charles Ramsel’s “Manual of (Continued on page 4) WEDNESDAY DEADLINE TO ORDER INVITATIONS Senior president Max Mc- Cullar has announced that tomorrow (Wednesday) is the positive deadline for sen iors to order Commencement invitations. Orders will be taken for the last time from 1 to 5 p. m. tomorrow in the rotunda of the Academic Building. cothe; Substation No. 7 at Spur; Substation No. 8 at Lubbock; and the Soil Conservation Station at Bushland near Amarillo before pro ceeding to the New Mexico sta tion. • Mr. Barss, in a recent letter to Dr. T. O. Walton, has the following comments to make on the charact er and scope of our work: “Last week I completed the an nual examination of the work and expenditures of the Texas Agri cultural Experiment Station under the Federal-grant funds adminis tered by the Office of Experiment Stations representing the Secre tary of Agriculture. I ha<i the priv ilege of visiting the substations at Tyler, Denton, Iowa Park, Chilli- cothe. Spur, and Lubbock and the recently established Sweet Potato Laboratory at Gilmer and the Grape Laboratory at Montague in addition to the Main Station. “I am glad to report that the experimental program is progress ing in a most satisfactory way and that it represents a high order of scientific and practical attainment. I was greatly impressed by the effectiveness of the research work under the system of administration and organization existing in your experiment station system. (Continued on page 4) has an exceptional high school record, both in regards to scholas tic standing and extra-curricular activities. Miller’s major course is Animal Husbandry, in which he had a grade point average of 2.83 the first semester and placed third in the Freshman Livestock Judging Contest. He has distinguished himself as one of the outstanding freshmen in the School of Agri culture. This fellowship is awarded by W. H. Danforth, president of the Ralston Purina Mills of St. Louis.. The outstanding freshman agri culture student from every major state agricultural college selected. It consists of a two-week trip to a summer camp on the shores of Lake Michigan. Miller will leave for Michigan about August 15. Coeds Are In Rut, Student Maintains— Witness Late Fads A student writer at Louisiana State University fears coeds there are getting into a rut because they haven’t come up with any new fads recently. To prove his point he cites the following fads that re cently blossomed at the following 5chools: At Smith College five girls ap peared for supper in very short skirts, all exactly alike but in dif ferent colors. California coeds blossomed out in Chinese coolie straw hats and dickies, leading to the suggestion that L. S. U. girls try frayed pick aninny straw hats. At Vassar recently the girls went on a hairdressing rampage, cutting bangs and wearing harlequin glass es. At Smith a girl went to a dance with a single sapphire planted in a forehead curl. At Northwestern they have a special speech school bob,—really just another version of the Florentine page boy.