The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 19, 1940, Image 4

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PAGE FOUR THE BATTALION -SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19,1940 Official SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: October 19—Football game—Texas A. & M. vs. T. C. U.—Kyle Field—2 :30 P. M. October 19—Corps Dance—Mess Hall. October 17 to 19 inc.—Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers’ Association. October 26—Round Table Club—Show— Assembly Hall—3 :15 and 6:30 P. M. October 31 to November 2—Texas Nur seryman’s Short Course (Mr. J. F. Ros- borough). November 1—Poultry Science Club Bene fit Show—3:16 and 6:30 P. M. (Assembly Hall). November 4—Town Hall—Fisk Jubilee Singers—Guion Hall—7 :30 P. M. NOTICE The Library would like to secure a copy of the April, 1940, issue of FORTUNE magazine. (Mrs.) A. A. Barnard Order and Periodical Librarian DECALCOMANIA NUMBERS The President’s Office is holding one sheet of Decalcomania numbers from The Palm Bros. Decalcomania Co. Will the person ordering these please call for same. C.A.A. ADVANCED FLIGHT TRAINING Ground school will begin Monday, Oc tober 21, at 7 p. m., Room 207, Mechani cal Engineering building. Howard W. Barlow Professor and Head Aeronautical Engineering Dept. When in Doubt About Your Eyes or Your Glasses, Consult DR. J. W. PAYNE Optometrist Masonic Bdlg. - Bryan Let Us Fix Your Radio! ★ EXPERT RADIO REPAIR WORK Notices ADVANCED FLIGHT TRAINING Applicants for the C.A.A. advanced flight training who have passed the re quired physical examination are request ed to report at once to the Fiscal Depart ment and pay the fees for insurance, transportation and registration (Total $30.00). A list of eligibles has been furnished the Fiscal Department. Those who have passed the examination but have not re ported to my office should report btfjore attempting to pay fees. Howard W. Barlow, Head Department of Aeronautical Engineering ATTENTION JUNIORS Any Junior interested in working on Advertising Staff of the Battalion come to Stodent Publications Office as soon as possible. FOOTBALL USHERS Coach Art Adamson wishes to see all the football ushers at Kyle Field Stadium, Saturday, October 19. OFFICE OF THE COMMANDANT October 14, 1940 CIRCULAR: NO. 10: 1. Breakfast will be served to students who enter the mess halls between 7:30 A. M. and 7:50 A. M. on Sundays. 2. In order that all concerned may take advantage of this privilege, there will be no breakfast formation on Sun days. 3. All students who are not exempt from wearing the uniform will be required to wear No. 2 uniform for breakfast on Sunday mornings. Students out of uniform will not be allowed to enter the mess halls during the breakfast period. For the Commandant. JOE E. DAVIS Assistant Commandant CIRCULAR: NO. 11: 1. All cadets who are required to walk the area on week-end Tour Duty will wear No. 2 (khaki) uniform when they report. JOE E. DAVIS Assistant Commandant AAUP MEETING The AAUP will meet Monday, October 21 at 7:30 p. m. in the parlor at Sbisa Hall. Members and prospective members are urged to attend. Refreshments will be served. NOTICE AG ENGINEERS The ASAE will hold its regular meeting in the Ag Engineering lecture room Mon day night, October 21 at 7:30. It is im portant that all students taking Ag En gineering be present. Draftees— (Continued from Page 1) final plans of selection, induction, and placement. For instance the order is that college students will no be called until July 1941, yet no one knows whether juniors or seniors will be allowed to go ahead and graduate or not. As expressed by Lt. Col. W. A. Watson, Com mandant, “The matter seems to be either very secretive, or else the final plans have not as yet been formulated”. CAA— (Continued from page 1) a flight surgeon. For the advanced work, the students must have sat isfactorily completed the primary, have had two years of college work, and have passed rigid physical ex amination and a special eye exam ination by a flight surgeon. Upon completion of the primary course the student will receive his private pilot rating and a restrict ed commercial rating will be given for completion of the advanced course. New Office— (Continued from Page 1) ned by the Corps Headquarters. It is hoped that in the near fu ture a student employee will be hired to take care of the detail work of the department. Until that time, however, one of the three student officers will be in the of fice during every off hour between eight in the morning and five in the afternoon. If the office is clos ed during these hours, all inquir ies should be taken to the comman dant. ★ STUDENT CO-OP North Gate AFTER THE GAME Drive up and let us serve you from our tempting menu. HARRY'S CAFE ^«//// % Regulation Trench and Storm Coats We have just received another large shipment of Trench Coats and of fer a fine assortment for your approval. TRENCH COATS $3.50 U. S. All Weather Lightweight Trench Coat $4.95 Alligator Slickers Lightweight $5.95 Alligator Gabardine Trench Coats— Officers’ Model with Epaulets $14.75 flTaldropflfS “Two Convenient Stores” College Station - Bryan NOTICE There will be a meeting of the Abilene Club Monday night at 7:30 in Room 213, Academic Building. OFFICIAL NOTICE There will be a regular open meeting of the Hillel Club in the lounge in Sbisa Hall at 7 :15 Sunday night, October 20. Dr. Joseph S. Werlin of the Department of Sociology at the University of Houston will be the principal speaker. HEART O’ TEXAS & MOUNTAINEERS CLUB There will be an important meeting of all boys from Llano, Mason, Brady, Eden, Menard, Junction, Fredericksburg, Boerne, Kerrville, Rocksprings, Comfort and San Saba in Room 110 Academic Building im mediately after supper Sunday night. New men are urged to attend. NOTICE The A. & M. Lutheran Walther League will meet in the Y Chapel Sunday after noon at four o’clock. Church services will be held immediately after the meeting. All Missouri synod Lutherans are urged to attend. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH R. L. Brown, Pastor Harvey Hatcher, Ed. and Music Director Sunday School 9 :45 A. M. Morning Worship 10:45 A. M. Training Union 6:45 P. M. Evening Worship 7:45 P. M. A Cordial Welcome To AH FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN BRYAN William Harvey Andrew, Pastor A cordial welcome awaits every Aggie here at all the services. Sunday School - Dan Russell "A. & M. Class” 9:46 A. M. Morning Worship 10:60 A. M. Baptist Training Union 6:40 P. M. Evening Worship 7:30 P. M. Free busses to the Church leave both Y.M.C.A.’s and Project House Area at 9:20 every Sunday morning. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOTICE First Presbyterian Church, College Sta tion, Norman Anderson, Pastor. 9 :45, Sunday School 11:00, Morning Worship. Sermon Topic: “Guarding Our Loyalties”. 7 :00, Student League. 8:00, Evening Devotions and Fellow ships. All services in the Y.M.C.A. Chapel. A cordial welcome to all. Classified LOST—25 or 30 pound white marked, brown mixed terrier. Wide, studded col lar. Name: “Neb”. Reward. Sgt. M. E. Thomas, Coast Artillery Armory. »• LOST—Left in Geology Lecture Room Tuesday, one Dobbs hat with red cord. For reward return to Joe Kelsey, Hall 10 Room No. 115. LOST—A light brown leather jacket, left in men’s rest room, basement of Chemistry Bldg. Will finder please return it to Head of Chemistry Dept. WANTED Will pay good price for motorcycle in good condition. Write Box 1833, College Station, Texas. ROOM FOR 4 BOYS—(students) $8.00 each per month. Hot and cold running water. See F. G. Ormsby, 1st house back of Grant’s Gulf Service Station on High way 6. ANSWER TO BRAINTWISTER Answer to division problem. 63 | 8694 138 There are 3 other solutions, can you find them? Have you got your girl a Chrysanthemum? We have them in school colors. We have beautiful corsages. J. COULTER SMITH Old College Road Phone Bryan 672 One of the distasteful duties of the office will be its position as the site for the Senior Court ses sions. Yes sir, that little white card above the door will certainly attract attention. Wool Plant— (Continued from Page 1) estimated clean yield (scoured) ba sis, it is important that producers should be in a position to gain a rather accurate knowledge of the grades and shrinkages of their clips. The facilities of this new plant are open to any person who desires information concerning the type and grade of wool he is growing. The information so gained will be of educational value and may be used to guide the breeding program designed systematically to improve the weight and quality of Texas wool. There is a small charge for this service, and this charge is taken from the sale price of each per son’s scoured wool and the remain ing money is returned to the pro ducer. The money taken in by the plant is sent to Austin to the treasury. Ashton— (Continued from Page 1) appears from nowhere—he has been following us around—and suggests that we visit the interesting cur- rios of the city. We again pat ronize his open car. He takes us through the richer residential parts of Havana. Beautiful homes and lovely gardens are the rule. Some of the architecture is superb, and all appears to be of solid construct ion. Occasionally we see a poete co- chere ajar and catch a glimpse of one of those ravishing patios, rich in tropical plans, to characteristic of Latin-American countries. It would be no easy thing to start a successful revolution in Cuba—that thought cames to our mind as we drive along into the populous suburbs of Havana and note the many policemen—one sees a blue coat every few yards—and the uiquitors and well built pre cinct police stations, and the dove of which is stationed invariably a “cop” on sentry-go-rifle and all. About fifty percent, it appears, are colored. They wear caps of a size which impress the tourist. As a member of our party said: “I can’t get over the cop’s caps in Havana,” the rest echoed the same impres sion, and added to it with remarks about the size of the policemen’s pistols. The guides tell you there are 2,500 policemen in Havana. We be lieve it; you almost stumble over them. They are smartly dressed in blue and present well, and court- sey to the stranger is not the least of their qualities. Some of them speak good English. Cabmen and taxi drivers are the same all over the world—in the larger cities. They want to take you where they would like you to go, and it is not an easy thing to stop them! Notwithstanding the presence of ladies in our party, our chauffeur had evidently had his orders. At any rate, he suddenly “Pike” Netherwood Went Up The Hard Way-Buck Private To Brigadier General in Army (From The Texas Aggie) Most older A. & M. men know the story of D. B. “Pipe” Nether wood, ’08, now Brigadier General and Wing Commander in the U. S. Army Air Corps. It is a thrilling story as told by one of “Pike’s” classmates in a letter to the Texas Aggie, Former Students’ publica tion of A. & M. College. At the present time Brigadier General Netherwood is Command- drove into a by-road, and all at once we found ourselves on the threshold of . . . for all the world! as the Sunday School superintend ent would say—a large rum manu 1 factury. _ We were met by two officials trained for the task—urbane, tact ful, ingratiating to a degree. They told us to enter and inspect their plant, which was mainly a suc cession of enormous vats, some of which contained 35,000 quarts of rum. So we slowly strolled from the room to another, our guide who used to live in Chicago and other American Cities, repeatedly inter- ferred his remarks with the obser vation: “Anybody can make rum; it is quite simple; nothing to it.” Then he went on to explain that the secret lay in the ageing of the liquor. As everybody knows, rum is a by-product of sugar making. The sugar crystallizes out on evapora tion of the juice of the sugarcane, leaving a brown liquid, molasses, from which rum is made. The casks and vats are made of oak, and our guide explained that the fusel oil in the new liquor is gradually ab sorbed by the wood, through the years, thus removing the object ionable feature of new liquor, which is the fusel oil. We were shown vats that has contained rum for 67 years. Havana has its Chinatown. We were driven through it—a conjested but most picturesque quarter of the city, with typical Chinese stor es and shops and Chinamen going and coming through every door way. The Capitol is a fine building. Indeed one does not need to be an architect to note the rare tastes displayed in the erection of Ha vana’s monuments, public edifices, and some of the finer residences. Some of the former are imposing in size and impressive in design and execution, notably the Main monument, and the one erected to the memory of Gomez, famous Cu ban patriot, general and liberator. Despite the ostentative of wealth on the one hand, one gains the impression that the struggle for existence is keen among some of the lower classes. One is told there are 700 liquor stores. This estimate is certainly not exaggerated, as they bob up at every corner and several times between in some parts of the city. Nor does one have to take many steps before encounter ing a policeman. As for the liquor stores with all their paraphernalia of gaudy colored labels on the bot tles, it would probably be a good thing if half of them were swept away at one cough. Another thing which might be attenuated in num bers is the taxi cab—entirely too numerous it seems in the narrow, crowded thoroughfares. How acci dents are avoided is a mystery. Many of the central streets have sidewalks about 18 inches or two feet wide. It is dangerous to step off the sidewalk. It is quite impossible for the tourist to disguise himself in Ha vana; he is a marked man from the time he reaches the city. Torets and other interested persons bob up everywhere, and when we had finished our business in one store or shop we found a small army of cabmen squabbling among them selves at the door as to who could drive us to the next “port of call.” We were glad to get back to the ship, but glad we had seen much of this great and picturesque city. We left port during the night, but not before we watched for a long time the unloading of much of “Tolva’s” freight. Cuba has two or three products which we buy. Sugar, of course, is the chief export. We buy some tobacco, principally cigar leaf, but not a great deal. A certain amount of tropical products find their way to American ports, but it would appear that Cuba is much more beholden to us than we are to the Cubans. One has only to watch the unloading operatives of our steam er to note this. Hour after hour we put on the dock side dried peas, | beans, rice and salt pork or bacon— the kind commonly termed “sow belly”. One wonders how Cuba can pay for all the food stuffs put ashore, to be sure the American tourist pays for much of it. ing Officer of Northeast Anti- Aircraft Defense at Mitchell Field, L. I., New York, but has received orders transferring him to the Ca nal Zone. This letter from Chas. A. Bur- meister, ’08, tells of the determina tion and dogged persistance of a man who knew what he wanted and was out to get it. Quoting from the letter: “I presume you have read about the promotion of “Pike” Nether wood (D. B.) ’08, to the rank of Brigadier General and Wing Com mander in the Air Corps. There is a real story in that advancement in the army of an A. & M. cadet. “ ‘Pike’ was the greatest country boys that ever came to A. & M. but he had character and determi nation and his fellow students were quick to recognize it, even though he probably was subjected to the severest hazing that was ever giv en any man there. If he resented any of the treatment, he never let anyone know it because he always met the boys with a smile. He like wise never deviated from what he believed to be right, and because of his sincerity and honesty, he won the respect of every man in the college. “In his freshman year he re ceived a large number of votes in competition with the seniors in the selection of outstanding students having certain traits or qualifica tions of merit. You will find his name mentioned in every “Long horn” from 1905 to 1908—often in a spirit of fun—but it was because the editors recognized his good qualities and knew that he had the character to take a little joshing in the right spirit. “It was a very hot September afternoon in 1904 when ‘Pike’ got off the train at College Station and probably the first time he had ever ventured that far from the little unknown post-office out in the sheep country of West Texas. He carried one of those canvas and pasteboard telescope bags, which the present generation never saw— the true identification of the rustic in that period. Seeing Uncle Dan (Jackson) with his wagon and mule who was hauling trunks to the dormitories, he climbed up on the load and thus was transported to the college buildings. As he came up the drive with Uncle Dan, some cadets sitting on the steps of north end Foster Hall spied him and one of them remarked, ‘Look, there comes Uncle Pike.’ Thus he receiv ed the nickname by which he was known throughout his four years at A. & M. and by which he will always be known to those who knew him. “ ‘Pike’ took to the military like a duck takes to water and the Bull (Captain-Sergeant) was quick to recognize his real qualities. One afternoon when drill call was sounded, ‘Pike’ was at the steam plant where he had a job firing the boilers. He had forgotten about drill and was dressed in his overalls and jumper and was covered with soot and coal dust. He wasn’t go ing to let that situation prevent him from reporting for drill so he dashed across the campus, and re ported with his rifle, and when his name was called, he was table to answer ‘here’. Of course he was ‘rammed’ for reporting for drill in improper uniform but that was better in his opinion that being ‘rammed’ for being absent from drill. “The most difficult ordeal he had was when he was on sentinel duty. When he was assigned to a post, the boys did everything pos sible to make his job unpleasant. Firewood was dropped down the stairways and buckets of water tossed at him but it never phased him. The Bull gave him recogni tion by promoting him through the various ranks and in his senior year, he was a staff officer—First Lieutenant and Quartermaster, I believe. “The real test of ‘Pike’ came af ter he graduated in 1908. ‘Bull’ Moses got him a commission as Second Lieutenant in the army or at least a chance to get it. But when the check-up was made it was discovered that ‘pike’ was not Rodeo— (Continued from Page 3) action that saw Henry Crews of Orange, get up after a couple of jumps brushing the dirt from his blue-jeans. Calf-roping came next on an af ternoon program of excitement and thrills, and Caddo Wright took first money with the time of 32 seconds flat. Frank Courtney grab bed second and Don Carlson, Georgetown, finished with show money. Bursting from the chute in a surge of frenzy and fight, “Chero kee” took to the air in a blast of pitching and bucking, but rider Bill Ward of Juno, Texas handled him with the greatest of ease to take first place in the saddled bronc contest. Bob Frazier refused to tell “Goodbye Dan” goodbye and came in for second honors. The pride of Fort Bliss, Jack Irving, got third place with his ride on “Free Wheeling”. The skillful art of goat-roping was next on the program and Jack Taylor snared his in time to gar ner the first place position. Ray Thomas and Don Carlson worked the rope in time for second and third. All of these men are from Georgetown, as was Tainey Towns who had some very hard luck w’hen his goat got into the stands. Plenty of boys got gravel in their pockets in the final event of the afternoon, but after the dust had settled, Ed Rafferty of Gru- ver had made an angel out of “Angleface” to take first. The “McLean Rose”, Jake Hess, scrat ched and fanned “San Antonio Rose” into second place with Jack Jones taking over the third place. An aftermath of the afternoon of climaxes was a touch of South American bull-fighting by Pedro Chacon who took over Jupe Al len’s red flag and gave a swell show at the expense of “Stardust”, an ornery looking bull of question able descent. a citizen of the United States. His parents had come over here from England when he was two years of age and apparently they had never been naturalized. “An obstacle of this kind would have discouraged most men but not ‘Pike*! It would take five years to become naturalized in the usual way but it could be shortened to two years by joining the army. ‘Pike’ chose the latten even if he did have a college degree and the army pay was only $15 a month. So into the army he went and at the end of two years (1910),he took the examination and got his commission. In 32 years, therefore, he has risen from private to Brig adier General, and yet some of our modern youth say there are no opportunities any more. The coun try boy from the sheep country proves that it can be done and I have confidence in the A. & M. spirit to believe that no true son of A. & M. believes that kind of bunk either. The 1940-41 season is the fourth consecutive year that the world supply (carry-over plus product ion) of American cotton has been close to 25 million bales. Stomach Comfort Why suffer with Indi gestion, Gas, Gall Blad der Pains or High Blood Pressure ? Restore your Potassium balance with Alkalosine-A and these troubles will disappear. Sold by Lipscomb’s Pharmacy HOW STRONG IS YOUR BATTERY You don’t want to get stuck with a “dead” bat tery — that means lost time and inconvenience. Better let us service your car’s battery, and save before you start. SAMPLE'S SERVICE STATION 209 S. College - Bryan Everything in nature goes by steps, nothing by leaps. Good society wants good morals, and whenever they can’t be, wants them kept out of sight. Approximately 111,000 children in 1,684 Texas schools benefitted from the Texas free school lunch program last year. After the game, come and eat a delicious chick en dinner. Y Chicken Shanty Your Patronage Appreciated Y In Bryan USE Mobilgas FOR FULL POWER- LONG MILEAGE Drive in at our sign of the Fly ing Red Horse for a tankful of Mobilgas. You’ll like the quick response . . . smooth accelera tion ... full power and long mileage that Mobilgas gives. In traffic, or on the highway, Mo bilgas delivers Balanced Per formance. Let us fill ’er up with Mobilgas, today! AGGIELAND SERVICE STATION East Gate - Hwy. 6 The “Hit"-Tunes Of The Week “The One I Love” Tommy Dorsey “Beat Me Daddy” Glenn Miller “Yesterday” Glenn Miller “You’re Nearer” Tony Pastor “Two Dreams Met” Tommy Dorsey “I Give You My Word” Mitchel Ayers “You’re Breaking My Heart Again” Tommy Dorsey “I Could Make You Care” Bea Wayne “Shadows on The Sand” Tommy Dorsey Come In and play them at HASWELL'S Bryan AFTER THE GAME, FOLLOW THE CROWD TO CHEF JOHN'S STEAKHOUSE Highway No. 6, Next To Grant’s Gulf Service Station Complete Steak Dinners 50? Gobs of Crisp Shoe String Potatoes Our Student Special 25? CHEF JOHN'S j Highway No. 6 I Phone 4-8174