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

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The Battalion
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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
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
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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.
Fill out and mail it right away.
The enumerator has not called
on me, or else I was gone. Please
have them call again.
Chamber of Commerce
, Mgr.
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
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
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
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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Senior president Max Mc-
Cullar has announced that
tomorrow (Wednesday) is
the positive deadline for sen
iors to order Commencement
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
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.
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has an exceptional high school
record, both in regards to scholas
tic standing and extra-curricular
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
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
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.