The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 22, 1940, Image 1

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DIAL 4-5444 STUDENT TRI-WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OF TEXAS A. & M. COLLEGE The Battalion DIAL 4-5444 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE CITY OF COLLEGE STATION VOL. 40 122 ADMINISTRATION BLDG. OLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, OCT. 22, 1940 Z725 NUMBER 16 Governor And Board Survey Prison System Experts At A & M Have Been Chosen To Advise On System A searching economic survey of the Texas Prison System utilizing the research facilities of Texas A. & M. College was launched here to day at a joint meeting of the Col lege board of directors and the Tex as Prison Commission with Gov. W. Lee O’Daniel. Dean E. J. Kyle of the A. & M. School of Agriculture gave a re port of a preliminary survey con ducted by a committee composed of Jack Shelton, assistant exten sion director; L. P. Gabbard, Tex as experiment station; C. N. Shep- herdson, dairp expert; and J. Wheeler Barger, professor of agri cultural economics. The economic survey was launch ed at the suggestion of Governor O’Daniel who declared it his idea to utilize the facilities of all branches of state government in assisting any other branch. “I have no intention of putting the A. & M. Board of directors in prison, but rather to put the prison board in A. & M.”, he declared. “The A. & M. College performs not only the duty of educating young men, but performs a service to the state as a whole by its for ward steps in agriculture and in dustry practices. “I would like for the experts of A. & M. College to set up a com plete program for the Texas prison system that will save a large part if not all of the million and a half dollar annual deficit in operating costs of the prison system. “Teaching latest agricultural and industrial methods to the prisoners will help rehabilitate and return them to live useful lives. The state is a great potential customer of the prison system if politics is kept out. The Board of Control as pres ently constituted favors buying on competitive basis everything the prison system can supply. Some of the articles that could be turned out are school books, furniture, brick, shoes, clothing, mattresses, and I am informed that some of the prison land is suitable for erect ion of a cement plant, with raw materials in abundance available. “The only objectors to a plan of this sort are those who have been selling these things, and I feel we should ignore this and look only to the welfare of the state and not to the individuals. “The people of Texas expect great things,and these two boards can accomplish lasting economies with a modernly-functioning sys tem of plantations to supply all the needs of the eleemosynary in stitutions of the state.” ' In his report on the preliminary survey Dean Kyle made it plain that all facilities of the college would be pressed into service to draw up a plan and make recom mendations that would bring farm ing practices in the prison system up to date in line with scientific advancement developed by A. & M. experts. “Let us not try anything at the prison farms that does not bear (Continued on Page 4) Walton And Watson Leave For Waco Today To Arrange Corps Trip President T. O. Walton and Col. James A. Watson will leave today for Waco for the purpose of mak ing preparations and arrangements for the band’s quarters and the juniors and seniors who go on the corps trip Saturday. Since the corps trip to Baylor is official for juniors and seniors only and since freshmen and sophomores are not supposed to go, there will probably not be more than two or three thousand freshmen and soph omores at the game, which should make a fairly good crowd when added to the many juniors and sen iors who are already planning to go. Newcomers Of Brazos County Feted Tonight The Bryan and Brazos County Chamber of Commerce is holding an informal social “get-together” and musical program tonight at the Bryan Country Club in honor of the new citizens who have mov ed into Brazos County within the last six months. The country club, which is located midway between College Station and Bryan on the old highway, will be open at seven thirty, and everyone who has mov- ved into Brazos county within the last six months is invited to come out and enjoy the entertainment and the light refreshments that will be served afterwards. The chamber of commerce has attempted personally to contact every newcomer, and if by some chance anyone was overlooked or otherwise was not 'notified, they (Continued on Page 4) Thanksgiving Game Student Tickets Not Yet Turned Open to Sale Student’s tickets for the Texas- A. & M. game in Austin November 28, have not been placed on sale, according to an announcement from the Atheletic Council office yester day. A few bleacher seats in the open end of the stadium are available in Austin at $2 each. These seats are not reserved and are only general admission seats. No tickets beyond the capacity of the bleach ers will be sold. Students will be admitted to the game only at gate No. 1 in the North Stands. No one but students will be admitted on student tickets. Students not in uniform may be asked for their coupon book or yellow registration slip for ident ification as students, E. W. Hook er of the Athletic Council said. Mr. Hooker emphasized the fact that no one but students will be allowed to enter the game on stu dent tickets. Dalby Takes Honors As Best All Around Cowboy Another Aggie Rodeo has come" and gone, and again a new cham pion has arisen to take the honors of best all around cowboy. This time the limelight is on Fred Dalby of Aspermont who was tops among the fifty-four contestants in Fri day’s big event. Not only was he first in calf roping with a time of 21.3 seconds, but he also tied for first in the wild cow milking con test. For his achievements Fred was presented a silver belt buckle donated by J. B. Lauterstein and a leather bridle contributed by the Texas Tanning and Manufacturing Company of Yoakum. Ed Maier of Orange was the winner of the bareback riding event, and Bandera’s Sid McDonald took the steer riding honofs. Both boys were given a pair of silver spurs from the Central Boot Company of San Antonio. The rodeo’s clowns, “Duke” Har rison and “Jupe” Allen, at times almost stole the show with their ""clever tricks. Perhaps their best effort was the Australian whip act. Pedro Chican, South American youth, turned out with his red flag to challenge the meanest steers for a fight. Even with his technique he sometimes had to hurry with his twisting and turn ing to give them room to get by. The show, given by the Saddle and Sirloin Club juniors for the benefit of the livestock judging team which will judge in Chicago the first of December, was called by Pete Ainsworth, Colorado City; Aubrey Jones, Bryan; and D. W. Williams, head of the animal hus bandry derpartment. Winners at the night performance were: Wild Mule Race Findly Brewster Sid McDonald Bareback Bronc Riding Ed Maier, 1st Jimmie Winnie, 2nd (Continued on Page 4) Rod-ay-o Aggieland Style Miss Molly McKeller of San Antonio and Gra ham Purcell of Archer City (left) presiding over the Aggie Rodeo held in the Animal Husbandry Pavil- lian Friday night under the sponsorship of the Sad dle and Sirloin Club, watched dozens of contestants, as the one above, try their hand at riding steers, broncos and mules. The unlucky fellow in the above picture is shown beginning the end of his ill-fated ride. A few seconds later he was on the ground, but he was not by him self in taking the spills. —Photo by Jack Jones Fisk Jubilee Singers, Negro Concert Group, Are Scheduled As Next Presentation From A&M Town Hall As memories of the brilliant-fclaimed by .performance of the United States Marine Band dim in the minds of the Aggies, the question is once again being asked—What is next on Town Hall? The Fisk Jubilee Singers will arrive on November 4 for the sec ond Town Hall program. This famous organization, ac- musicians as the finest^.seventy vocal ensemble of the Negro race, has held a position of internation al importance for over seven dec ades. Organized in 1871 by a group of students at Fisk College in or der to raise money to save their struggling school, this group has grown in fame and reputation throughout the years. During the years of their existance, this group has brought fame and distinction to their school and have established themselves as the out standing Negro singers in the world. They have been received in the White House by the president, have sung before Queen Victoria, the (Continued on Page 4) TCU Salutes Aggies, Aggies Salute 'Old Glory A mighty factor in A. & M.’s defeat of T. C. U.’s Horned Frogs was blocking back Jim Thomason in the picture above, who took this game to debut his carry ing of the ball. His success is shown here as he picks up 19 yards around end. Below, Governor W. Lee O’ Daniel (left) raises the Ameri can flag to the stirring strains of “The Star Spangled Banner” as played by the Aggie band. President T. O. Walton (right) stands at attention during the proceedings. Later he, himself raised a flag bearing the ins cription “Nation’s No. 1 Team”. Dean Kyle, not in the picture, raised one reading “Southwestern Conference Champions for 1939.” —Photo by Golman and Burnett Too Small Stadium Ousts Waco Corps Trip Adjutant Answers Question On Basic Military Training Although there has been no def inite statement from the War De partment, as yet, the military de partment of this school has made some unofficial statements as to the status of the students who have had the basic course in military science. It is believed that the stu dents who have had two years of military science will be given places in the army as non-commissioned officers to aid in the training of recruits. Major Wise, adjutant, said that in his opinion, the thing for the students who did not get an R.O.T.C. contract was to go ahead and take the two advanced years of military science, because in all probability, the boys who have had the complete four years of military training, whether with a contract or without it, will re ceive a commission if they so de sire. Another likelihood, especially if we become entangled in a war, will be the formation of the “ninety- day wonder camps” that worked the men to the bone, but produced some of the best officers we had in the World War days. Civil Engineers Inspect Dam Site Thirty-six members of the Amer ican Society of Civil Engineers re turned this week-end from an in spection trip of the Denison Dam Project on Red River. The party arrived in Denison Thursday morning where they reg istered as junior members at the fall meeting of Texas Section of the American Society of Civil En gineers. Following registration and address of welcome by the mayor of Denison they attended a moving picture of the construction progress of the dam, which is the largest earth filled dam in the United States. Thursday afternoon the inspect ion group visited the dam proper and witnessed the operations on both the Texas and Oklahoma sid es. The most interesting feature of the work going on was the con crete mixing machinery that was pouring the conduits. The evening was spent in an in formal party at the Rod and Gun Club, after which the party left for Dallas. In Dallas they were welcomed by James W. Aston, city manager of Dallas and an ex-Aggie. Talks were heard on the various phase of the dam work by United States army engineers which were followed by luncheon and an informal discus sion. The afternoon was a continuation of the talks concerning the eco- nrnnic possibilities of the dam and was ended with a meeting of the Student Chapter of S. M. U. A dinner dance was enjoyed Fri day night on the Peacock Terrace. | Baylor Officials Claim Aggies Have 330 Over Contract The corps trip to Waco for the coming week end was ruled unof ficial by the college faculty in a recent meeting, however, juniors and seniors desiring to make the trip to Waco to see the game may obtain authorized absences from the Commandant’s office. Only 2,830 tickets have been al lowed the A. & M. corps for the Baylor-A. & M. game. An agree ment made by all the schools in the southwest conference provides for allowing the visiting opponent half of one side of the stadium in which the game is to be played. The Baylor Memorial stadium has a normal capacity of only 15,000 per sons, 2,500 in each end zone and 5,000 on each side. This would nor mally allow the visiting team only 2,500 tickets, but due to the im mensity of the. A. & M. corps an exception has been made, allowing us 330 additional tickets to the specified amount. No freshmen or sophomores may obtain authorized absences for the purpose of witnessing the Baylor- A. & M. game unless he lives in the immediate vicinity of Waco. Specification for juniors and se niors who wish to obtain authoriz ed absences for this game will be the same as those for the San An tonio trip. No. 1 uniform will be worn by all attending the game. Competition For Crop Judging Team Narrows To Five Men Five A. & M. men have been working an average of 25 hours a week in competition for the four places on the team which will re present the college in the annual International Intercollegiate Crop Judging Contest at Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 25, and at Chicago, 111., November 29 and 30. The five who have stayed in the race for the team this far are Mon tie Mitchell, J. Roger Thysell, H. C. Warner, E. B. Butler, and J. A. Scott. Three of them will be chosen gs members of the team just before the contest, and a fourth one will be named as an alternate. The competition for the Inter collegiate Crop Judging Contest is divided into three major parts. One, Identification of 186 varieties of crops, weed seeds, and diseases with the regions where they are found, two, the commercial grad ing of cotton, grain, and hay ac cording to the Federal Standards, and three, the selection and judg ing of field crop planting seed. Any Agricultural College in the United States or Canada is elig ible for competition in this con test. Last year the crops team representing A. & M. won sixth place in the Kansas City contest and seventh place in the Chicago contest. This trip is made possible by the Student Agronomy Society through, the funds obtained by the lamp storage concession during the sum mer. Dean Kyle Is Familiar Figure In A & M Athletics Dean E. J. Kyle, oldest memberf" of the A. & M. faculty and chair man of the Athletic Council, will be the honor guest at a dinner-dance given by the Dallas A. & M. Club at the Hotel Adolphus on Friday evening, November 8. Also to be honored will be Mrs. Kyle, who will accompany the Dean to Dal las. Besides his agricultural work, Dean Kyle is equally well known for his interest and great work in A. & M. athletics. He has been, for the past 30 years, a familiar and intimate figure in the athletic his tory of the College. At present, he is the Chairman of the Aggie Ath letic Council. He has resigned from that position numerous times due to ailing health but always has been called back when the goings looked black. Last year, after the Sugar Bowl classic, he handed in his resig nation to the council. The council refused him and asked if he would continue at least another year. Dean Kyle accepted, and to the joy of all, is still the chairman. One of the best, known agri cultural figures of the nation, Dean Kyle is chairman of the Agricul tural Division of the Association of Land Grant Colleges. He is also director of the Farm Credit Ad ministration and a member of the Masonic order. At Los Angeles, he received all kinds of praise for the work he has done at the college. One reporter of the Los Angeles Herald quotes him as having plenty of “horse” sense as well as book learning. Both the Dean and Mrs. Kyle have made their home on the cam pus for many years and are per sonally known to thousands of Ag gies. Many of their friends will join the Dallas A. & M. Club in extend ing them honor on the occasion.