The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 16, 1940, Image 2

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New Longhorn—
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On Record—
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The “Vanity Fair” and “Senior
Favorites” section add the right
touch of femininity to the book,
keeping it from being entirely a
“men’s book”.
The “Greenhorn” section has
been eliminated this year to make
room for the activities at Aggie-
Longhorn Editor George Smith
today made the following state
“There has been some misunder
standing concerning the fact that
the seniors this year are not re
ceiving annuals with padded covers
—except for a few which were
presented to the senior editors and
managers of publications. (These
few were padded as a surprise
gift by the Gulf Printing Company,
printers of the book).
“It has just been three years
that the Student Publications Of
fice has tried to favor the senior
class by presenting senior books
with padded covers. It has been
found impossible to determine ex
actly those who were graduating
seniors at the time this list.had
to be made up. For that reason
the practice has been discontinued.
“This year’s cover design lends
itself to a flat cover. Flat covers
have been found to be more dur
able and more strongly bound.”
In order to get the Longhorn it
will be necessary to present a re
ceipt showing the payment of stu
dent activities fee or payment for
a Longhorn.
This receipt must be presented
at room 22 Administration Build
ing where a card will be issued.
This card should be taken to room
31 where a copy of the annual
may be obtained. If a student has
lost his receipt, a copy may be ob
tained Monday at the Student Pub
lications Office.
“It’s A Lovely Day
‘‘You Can’t Brush
Me Off”
Freddy Martin and
his Orchestra
“The Fable of the Rose”
“The Breeze and I”
Charlie Barnet and his
“Mother Machree”
“Write a Letter to
Your Mother”
Dick Todd, Baritone with
“Little Curly Hair in a
High Chair”
“Old Grand Dad” ,
“Fats” Waller and his
“Secrets in the
“They Ought to Write a
Book About You”
Bob Chester and his
“Wait ’Til the Sun
Shines, Nellie”
“In the Evening by
The Moonlight”
Golden Memory Boys Male
Quartet with Orchestra
“Alice Blue Gown”
“Wonderful One”
Glenn Miller and
his Orchestra
Bryan, Texas
came up. “There’s a record of the
War Hymn, all right,” he remi
nisces with a pained grin. “It’s by
a covey of champion buskers call
ed the Colonial Club Orchestra and
four vitamin-deficient tenors take
the ‘Hullabaloo’ yell as well as the
vocal. . . Yeah— there IS a record!”
But it was impossible to do
much about it. Nobody was offer
ing the band railroad fares and
excused absences while they traip
sed off to a recording studio, and
WTAW was fresh out of $5000
recording machines. Then came the
brainstorm that solved the prob
It’ll be done today at 11:45 a. m.,
central standard time. And, if
you’ve got a radio, you can be
“backstage” on the whole thing by
tuning to station WTAW.
The deal: The Former Students
Association is financing the un
dertaking; the concert unit of the
Aggie Band, the Singing Cadets,
and Jack Littlejohn and his Ag-
gieland Orchestra will make the
music go—not round and round,
but straight as an ion to a pair
of recording turntables on the
other end of a 180-mile wire to
Dallas. The whole proceedings,
since they happen to coincide with
WTAW’k broadcasting schedule,
will perforce be substituted for the
regular 11:45 program.
Thereby hangs this tale. It’s a
funny way to make a record—in
fact, probably the first time any
body ever went at it in just this
fashion. Usually the music and the
recording machinery are under the
same roof. But not so here! The
music-making will be picked up in
WTAW’s studio, fed over the high-
fidelity broadcast line of the Texas
Quality Network (idle, once it has
done its stint for the Texas Farm
and Home Program) to Dallas,
where the “master” will be cut
with high-quality equipment not
available in College Station.
Then—after the first hundred
“subscription” copies destined for
the archives and for officials and
prominent exes—you can buy ’em,
and for less than a dollar.
On one side of the record you’ll
get the band and the glee club
working together on “The Aggie
War Hymn” and “The Spirit of
Aggieland”. The still-on-the-up-
grade “I’d Rather Be A Texas
Aggie” backs the disc. The Aggie
land Orchestra does that part of
it with the lyrics sung by composer
and maestro Jack who has been
polishing up his familiar arrange
ment for the benefit of “juke
box” customers.
T-"—— ~T
High School
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R.C.A. Radios
Record Players
Electric Razors
I.E.S. Lamps
Typewriters &
Picture Framing
“52 Years of Continuous
Service to A. and M.”
Bryan, Texas
It will be our pleasure next fall to greet and
serve each of you in any nature within our capacity.
We welcome you to the greatest men’s college in our
nation and invite your patronage when commuting
between College Station and Bryan.
A. & M.’s Noted Co-op House System
Affords Many Boys College Careers
The largest cooperative student
housing program in the United
States and the largest cooperative
consumers project in Texas—that
is the project-house system at A.
& M.
The history of this housing plan
is relatively short. The Texas A.
& M. cooperative housing program
for college students was first con
ceived, organized and sponsored in
1932 by the Department of Rural
Sociology, chiefly through the ef
forts of Dan Russell, head of the
department. From a humble be
ginning with ten members this or
ganization has almost trebled it
self in number for each year till
1939. In the 1938-39 session there
were some 1600 student and some
60 housing units. This year because
of the addition of twelve new dor
mitories fewer project bouses were
pressed into use.
This cooperative movement, con
ceived during the days of the de
pression, served as a means of
bringing a higher education within
reach of the ambitious, yet eco
nomically handicapped youth of
the rural areas. Today this stu
dent organization serves its origi
nal purpose, but has been modified
to meet the educational needs of
handicapped youth in both urban
and rural areas.
- An attempt has been made to
tie all the A. & M. projects into
the local community by some type
of local sponsorship. Student
groups may be sponsored by county
agents, vocational agriculture
teachers, parent-teacher associa
tions, Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs,
denominational groups, chambers
of commerce, women’s clubs, the
American Legion, county school
superintendents, Former Students
Clubs, or numerous other civic or
ganizations. These groups are or
ganized on a basis of common in
terest of locality or social ties.
Sponsors lend moral support and
leadership in contacting and or
ganizing those financially handi
capped high-school graduates of a
locality who desire to further their
education. One sponsoring group,
Washington County, financed the
building of a home to house their
student groups; the students in
turn repay the loan with interest
through the payment of house rents
over a period of years. Sponsors
are responsible for leadership,
planning, and fostering of groups
before the students are sent to col
The average size of a cooperative
group is 22 members. Groups vary
from six to 80 members. Each
house has a matron or “house
mother.” She creates a “home-like”
•stability and is responsible for
serving well-prepared and balanc
ed meals. Hers is a myriad role of
mediator, a giver of advice, a fos
ter-mother, and a purchaser of kit
chen supplies. The success of a co
operative group very frequently
hinges on her leadership, foresight,
management, understanding of
youth and knowledge of an econom
ical yet well-prepared serving of
The members of each house elect
a student manager and a treasurer.
The student manager is responsible
for discipline, house orderliness, in
spection of students’ rooms, col
lections of rents and money for
payment of household bills. The
treasurer keeps books and pays
all utility, rent, and grocery bills.
This student treasurer determines
the amount to be paid by each stu
dent as his pro-rata share of the
total expenses for a given period.
The expense account of each coop
erative group is filed at the De
partment of Rural Sociology each
month. The household account is
open for inspection by students of
a group at any time.
Each student is responsible for
a clean and orderly room. Students
in cooperative houses observe all
college rules in addition to special
house rules which have been for
mulated by Daniel Russell.
Municipal and Sanitary Engineering PEER M iN V r™LD Jr
Dept. Meets Needs of Growing Cities of minor sports
The Department of Municipal
and Sanitary Engineering was es
tablished in 1925, particularly to
meet the needs of Texas cities. Tex
as cities have been growing very
fast and at the same time they
have been exceptionally progres
sive in the furnishing of city ser
vices. They have had to meet the
problems of water supply, sewer
age, general sanitation, mosquito
control, etc. Proper solution of
these problems has necessitated
the employment of engineers, san
itarians, and inspectors, many of
whom have been trained by the
Municipal and Sanitary Engineer
ing Department of A. & M., which
is headed by Professor E. W. Steel.
Texas cities have also been lead
ers in adoption of the highly effi
cient city manager plan of city
government. Since a large propor
tion of outstandingly successful
professional city managers are
men with engineering training, it
has been a logical development to
combine instruction in municipal
administration and city manage
ment with the engineering training
which peculiarly fits graduates to
occupy positions as city man
agers and executives in city utili
ties, finance, engineering and
health departments.
Short courses have been given
for the benefit of men in practical
work who wish some instruction in
theory and recent advances in their
fields. Three short courses for
peace officers have been given. The
annual water works short course,
first established in 1917 by the
State Health Department, has now
been permanently established at the
college by reason of the facilities
furnished and cooperation rendered
by this department.
Mosquito control on the college
campus and other sanitary inspect
ion work are other duties of the
department. These duties are per
formed by L. E. Winder.
Wide Sports Variety
Is Offered Students
If a student is interested in any
kind of sport that has been intro
duced to the South, other than
those peculiar to the sea shores
or some other special places, he
is likely to find it in the broad
physical education and athletics
program at A. & M. College.
Take Your Choice
Even with the four major and
nine minor sports failing to inter
est him, he still has a chance in
the intramural program, for W. L.
Penberthy and his co-workers in
clude a variety of activities cal
culated to reach nearly any boy.
The tumbling team, an organiza
tion without coach and without
special backing, has won rather
wide recognition. Then there are
swimming, cross-country, rifle
shooting, water polo, basketball,
speedball, tennis, handball, volley
ball, horse-shoe pitching, wrestling,
boxing, track, playground ball—
almost anything except football,
which is replaced by touch foot-
Housing- Meet—
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public housing will be shown both
Friday and Saturday.
The conference is open to the
public. The final program is as
Friday, May 17
The theme for the morning will
be , “Why Can’t I Have a House?”
with Professor C. J. Finney, De
partment of Architecture, A. & M.
College, presiding.
8:00 Registration in lobby of
9:30 Address of Welcome: Col.
Ike Ashburn, executive assistant
to the president, A. & M. College,
in the chapel of the Y.M.C.A.
10:00 (a) “The Problem of the
Rural Dweller,” Mrs. T. J. Carroll,
farm wife, Brazos Co., Texas.
(b) “The Problem of the Urban
Dweller,” Mrs. Barry Colson, of
fice worker, Bryan, Texas, (c)
“What kind of a Low Cost House?”
Mary A. Mason, professor of home
economics, Texas State College for
Women, Denton, Texas.
The theme for the afternoon will
be “Practical Problems of the Low-
Cost House,” with S. B. Zisman,
assistant professor of architecture,
Dept, of Architecture, A. & M.
College presiding, in the Physics
lecture room.
2:00 Address — “Architectural
Evolution of Habitation, Its Func
tions and Structure,” by Richard
J. Neutra, A.I.A. Architect, of
Los Angeles, California. Discus
sion: (a) “The Architect,” O’Neil
Ford, architect, Dallas, Texas; (b)
“The General Contractor,” Russell
W. Nix, president, T. B. Hubbard
Construction Co., Houston, Texas;
(c) “The Realtor,” E. L. Crain,
developer of Garden Oaks, Hous
ton, Texas; (d) “The Financial
Agency”, J. C. Conway, vice-presi
dent, Federal Home Loan Bank,
Little Rock, Arkansas; (e) “The
Materials Company,” P. M. Wool-
worth, housing consultant, Port
land Cement Association, Chicago,
Illinois; (f) “The Lumber Yard,”
Neal Pickett, secretary, Texas
Lumbermen’s Association, Hous
ton, Texas; (g) “The Laborer,”
Cleave Culpepper, president, Dallas
Central Labor Council, Dallas, Tex
Friday evening a dinner will he
held in Shisa Hall with the Archi
tectural Club as host. Presiding
will be E. C. French, head of the
Architectural Club, Dept, of Archi
tecture and the principal address
will be made by Maury Maverick,
mayor of San Antonio.
Saturday, May 18
The theme for the morning will
be: “What can the Building In
dustry do for the Low-Cost
House?” with T. B. Thompson, as-1
sistant professor of architecture,
A. & M. College, presiding in the j
J Physics lecture room.
9:30 Address—“Home Owner- j
! ship and the Building Industry”, j
Ray Crow, engineer, Sales Pro-
I duction Division, Tennessee C. I.
! & R. Company, Birmingham, Ala- |
hama. Discussion: (a) “Prefabri
cation and Standardization,” Joseph
While Texas A. & M. gets plenty
of competition in the major sports
from other Southwest Conference
schools, it is doubtful if any other
school in this section of the country
except possibly the University of
Texas, can seriously rival the Ag
gies in the field of minor sports.
The school recognizes nine of
them: Cross-country, rifle, pistol,
swimming, water polo, tennis,
golf, polo, and fencing. The Ag
gies’ polo team is the only recog
nized polo team in the Southwest.
Win National Titles
Something of the quality of the
performances in these not-so-pub-
licized fields of athletic endeavor
at Aggieland can be realized from
the fact that the water polo team,
after placing second in the national
junior A.A.U. tournament in 1938,
won the title in 1939, and that the
pistol team also won top honors,
taking the national collegiate
championship two successive years.
Weston, Southwestern representa
tive, Douglas Fir Plywood Asso
ciation, Los Angeles, California;
(b) “Maintenance Factors of the
Low Cost House,” Charles W. Oli
ver, regional conditioning super
visor, Home Owners Loan Corp
oration, Dallas, Texas; (c) “The
Elements of Design,” Howard
Meyer, architect, Dallas.
The theme for the afternoon will
be “What can Society do for the
Low-Cost House?” with Elmer
Scott, Director of the Civic Federa
tion of Dallas, Texas, presiding in
the Physics lecture room.
2:00 Address—“Community Plan
ning and Housing,” Richard J.
Neutra, A.I.A. Discussion: (a)
“Planning for Needs,” Ray Morri
son, Holland’s Magazine, Fort
Worth, Texas; (b) “Planning Pro
fitable Neighborhoods,” G. C. Har
mon, land planning consultant,
Federal Housing Administration,
St. Louis, Missouri; (c) “Financing
the Low Cost House,” Rufus Har
dy, field representative, Federal
Housing Administration, Houston,
Texas; (d) “Educational Responsi
bilities,” George E. Wilcox, pro
fessor of education, A. & M. Col
to Students
on New
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Several dandy “Camp”
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Main & 28th Sts.
■THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1940
(Continued from page 1)
for, and this summer will have in
stalled, student and public lounges
in the Academic Building, and
probably in other class buildings
where the need is greatest, thus
answering a long-felt want of the
student body.
General Repairs Will Be
Made to Older Halls
The Board of Directors, further
more, has authorized a survey and
estimate for general repairs to the
older dormitories, including recal-
cimining of walls, repainting of
woodwork, repairs to furniture, and
general overhauling.
It is probable, Dr. Walton stat
ed, that students will not be hous
ed in Ross and Foster, the two old
est of these halls, next session.
Military Department Stables
Are To Be Moved
The Board has also authorized
a complete study and development
of preliminary plans for stables
for the Military Department, which
contemplates moving its stables
from their present location near
the depot to the Military Depart
ment’s pasture northeast of the
college wells, on the north side of
the road connecting the North Gate
with highway 6.
President F. M. Law of the
Board of Directors has stated that
the Board is giving very serious
consideration to the need for addi
tional classroom, office, and labor-
‘Harvest Day’—
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The picnic will he held from
5:30 to 7 p. m. on Monday, May
27, in the formal garden in front
of the Administration Building. A
picnic dinner will he served.
The affair will be strictly in
formal with only a brief pro
gram. Officers of the Former Stu
dents’ Association have expressed
the hope that this annual “Har
vest Picnic” will serve not only as
a celebration of a year’s work
completed, but will give graduates
and members of the teaching staff
an opportunity for informal visit
ing with each other in order to
become better acquainted.
atory buildings as well as recrea
tional facilities. “Plans are al
ready under way,” he declared,
“for the construction, at as early
as possible, of a new and larger
hotel to serve the college, and a
combination auditorium and gym
nasium with union building facil
ities, capable of serving the entire
Members of the College Board
of Directors are F. M. Law of
Houston; H. C. Schuhmacher of
Houston; G. R. White of Brady;
R. W. Briggs of Pharr; A. H.
Demke of Stephenville; H. L.
Kokemot of Alpine; Walter G.
Lacy of Waco; Joseph Utay of
Dallas; and E. J. Kiest of Dallas.
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