The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 24, 1940, Image 1

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DIAL 4-5444 rrfw M ) ^ • DIAL 4-5444 STUDENT TRI-WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OP TEXAS A. & M. COLLEGE The Battalion OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE CITY OF COLLEGE STATION VOL. 40 122 ADMINISTRATION BLDG. COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, OCT. 24, 1940 Z725 NO. 17 TSCW-ites Anxiously Awaiting Every-Other-Year Dallas Corps Trip From The TSCW Lass-0 Heaving a sign of remember- ance for corps trips of years past, Miss TSCW in October, 1940, looks forward with a smile of anticipa tion to the weekend when TSCW becomes the thirteenth man on the Aggie team at the A. & M.-S. M. U. game in Dallas Nov. 9. Freshmen, of course, cannot remember, but they have probably heard of TSCW’s annual trip to Dallas or Fort Worth for that super week end with their brother school. Mentally taking stock of her wardrobe and the men in her life, especially Aggies, Miss TSCW be gins dreaming of style shows and coffees given by the department stores, the parade in the morning, the football game in the afternoon, and the dances that night with her self the star of every picture. A date bureau will be opened in Dal las to accommodate boys and girls without dates. An Aggie Sweetheart chosen from TSCW will parade with the band on the field during the half, when A. & M. salutes its sister school. This will be the fifth annual trip made by the student body and more girls than ever before are expected to attend, Dr. F. L. McDonald, di rector of the excursion, said. Spec ial busses and trains will leave Denton at 7:30 a. m. Saturday, Nov. 9, and will return sometime after the dances Saturday night. Tickets for the game were sold in the Ad building Wednesday morn ing. 46 Enroll In Rural Sociology Extension Course Forty-six persons have register ed to take an extension course in rural sociology being offered by Texas A. & M. College, Prof. Daniel Russell, head of the Department of Rural Sociology, announced yes terday. Russell went to Dallas Monday to register the students for the course. Dan R. Davis, instructor in the Rural Sociology department, will teach the course which will meet from 7 until 10 o’clock each Monday night. The class is the same as R. S. 407 here at the college, dealing with the sociology of rural life and rural social problems. It will last four and one-half months, and those who pass it will be given three hours of college credit if they desire it. Although given mainly for men employed in the Farm Security Administration, the course will be attended by many workers in other branches of federal employment in Dallas. The registration fee will be $15, and Russell reports that 16 of those who registered to take the course have already paid their fees. Davis will go to Dallas each Monday af ter his 9 o’clock class and will re turn in time for his Tuesday morn ing classes. Who Says A & M Is A Branch of TU? It Ain’t - - And We Can Prove It!! By Mike Speer A. & M. is NOT a “branch” of the University of Texas! It has beep the unworthy and short sighted conclusion of some few “ignorant to the fact” indivi duals that A. & M. is still a branch of the University which is, though at one time it was, contrary to fact. In versing their opinions on the matter these individuals have caused no little controversy and confusion in the minds of many, namely Aggies. It is true, we are reluctant to ad mit, that for a great many years A. & M., not in nature but by con stitution, a branch of the Univer sity. However, “them days is gone forever” and to those who con tinually persist in maintaining their unfounded convictions that A. & M. is still a branch of the University, it is our ferverent wish that you will discontinue spreading this obscene propoganda for we desire to preserve our traditional institution as it is, unique and un blemished. Let us cite the constitutional status of A. & M. college which is set forth in Article 7 section 13 of the State Constitution of April, 1876. “Quote: The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, established by an Act of the Legis lature, April 17, 1871, located in the county of Brazos, is hereby made and constituted a branch of the University of Texas, for in struction in Agriculture, the Mech anic Arts, and Natural Sciences therewith.” Since the establishment of the University of Texas in 1882, six years after A. & M. was establish ed, a long and vexatious contro versy between the student bodies and school Boards has been en countered concerning the relations between the College and the Uni versity. Under the state, constitu tion the College is a branch of the University, though under the sta tutes it is administered by an in dependent Board of Directors. As thus defined in law the relation was anomalous. Two points of view developed: If the College were a branch of the University its acti vities should conform to the acti vities of the University if not be actually subordinated to them. On the other hand, if the College was a branch of the University it was entitled to a share in the earnings of the University’s land endow ment. In 1915 a constitutional am endment separating the two in stitutions was submitted to the Legislature and defeated. There after the boards of the two schools (Continued on Page 6) 100 Attend Festivities Of Dairy Day Dairy Day was held Wednesday at A. & M. with 100 in attendance. Manufacturers, plant superintend ents, fieldmen, cream buyers, and other dairymen were those who at tended the program which was de voted to the future of dairying. The program, which was led by C. N. Shepardson, of the dairy hus bandry department, began with a call to order by A. J. Riddle, presi dent of the Texas Dairy Products Association, and was followed by an address of welcome by T. O. Walton. During the morning pro gram Shepardson discussed the ag ricultural economic set-up and its relation to milk and cream supply. A. V. Moore, professor in the dairy husbandry department, concluded the morning program with a talk on mould mycelia and its relation to quality. During the lunch, held in the college mess hall, H. C. Horneman, president of the Sugar Creek Creamery, Danville, 111., discussed the experience of having butter condemned. In the afternoon Jack Shelton, Vice Director of the Extension Ser vice gave a talk on the agricultural workers and the Dairy Industry. “Home Demonstration Agents and Their Work with Producters” was the talk that W. V. Maddox, spe cialist in the field of dairy manu facturing, delivered and was fol lowed by a discussion “What Can the Industry Do?” by Shepardson. Dairy Day was concluded with a demonstration in the college creamery laboratories of Dr. Par son’s “Mould Mycelia” test as ap plied to cream. A & M Poultry Wins 32 of Possible 57 Awards at Stat^ Fair Champions in both American and English Leghorn classes and champion Japanese Silkie bantam were awarded the college poultry flock at the recent Texas State Fair held at Dallas. In addition, eleven firsts, five seconds, four thirds, four fourths, and five fifth place ribbons were won to make a record of thirty-two awards on fifty-seven entries. Breeds shown included Rhode Is land Reds, New Hampshires, White Rocks, Barred Rocks, White Leg horns and Silkies. ALL-AMERICANS REGISTER FOR DRAFT AT AGGIELAND Houston Post Tells About Famed Aggie Dining Hall System-Astounding Food Quantities Get Biggest Play By GEORGE FUERMANN Post Staff Correspondent COLLEGE STATION, Oct. 19.— “Mom, I’m hungry!” is a state ment whose fame is even greater than the depressioned “Mr. can you spare a dime?” And it’s one that has sent a few million mothers’ heads in a whirl since the days of Eve. The whirl is in direct pro portion to the number of mouths and it’s a whirl that takes on der vish proportions when it concerns the problem of satisfying that complaint in Aggieland. If a single mother should tackle the job she’d need to know a dozen ways to dress-up the army’s number one diet—spuds, and she’d have to cook them in 3600-pound- lots every time she decided to serve mashed potatoes. If she wanted to serve soup she’d need a battery of steam kettles large enough to brew 440 gallons of the stuff or she wouldn’t have enough to go around. As 6500 Texas Aggies storm the world’s two largest mess halls thrice daily it’s the job of one man to fill their gapping gullets. When he serves milk—and he usually does so twice a day—he needs 12,000 half pint bottles of the bovine bev erage. Coffee, too, comes a little high. A hundred and fifty pounds of the great American institution becomes 230 gallons of coffee every day. He needs 13,000 rolls for the evening meal alone, 800 loves of bread every day, and 1375 pies must be prepared when that form of pastry is on the dessert menu. Very Tough On Poultry The world’s poultry population hits the skids every time he decides to serve fried chicken. A single meal of the Southern dish takes care of 2600 pounds of the birds. Just a little less than a ton of pork loin is necessary for one meal’s con sumption; 11,500 slices of toast go down the hatch at breakfast time;-f and, if banana salad is on the menu, something like 1800 pounds of the tropical fruit, 75 pounds of nuts, 1300 heads of lettuce, and 80 gal lons of salad dressing are used. The man is Aggie-popular J. C. Hotard and he heads the largest single-unit feeding establishment in the world. He gets paid because he’s supervisor of maintenance, but the cadets don’t bother with that title—he’s just head of the two mess halls where they’re concerned. Aggies’ Food Terms But if the food proportions make you dizzy, then a few of the corps applied terms for food will prob ably flip you into a tailspin. The Greeks, they say, had a word for it; so do the soda-skeets; and don’t count the Texas Aggies out of the picture. You’d still be hungry if you said “Please pass the meat” in either of the two mess halls. “Shoot the bull-neck” would get it in a hurry (Continued on Page 6) Hensel Replaces Becker as Marketing And Finance Prexy Cadet Colonel Bill Becker re signed as president of the Market ing and Finance Club at its meet ing Tuesday night and F. W. Hen sel Jr. was elected in his place. Becker announced that he had received an invitation from the Texas State College for Women for 150 agriculture students to hold a dance at Denton. The club agreed to ask that the dance be held at Denton the Friday night before the Dallas corps trip. J. Wheeler Barger, head of the agricultural economics department, gave a short talk on the purpose and benefits of the club. He pledg ed his support and the support of his entire department to the club. Fisk Jubilee Singers Are Second Town Hall Presentation November 4 One of the finest vocal groups composed of members of the negro race is coming to the campus on Monday, November 4, as the Fisk Jubilee Singers give the second per formance of this year’s Town Hall Program. The singing of this octet has brought fame and fortune to it and its school throughout the 69 years it has been organized. The Fisk Jubilee Singers were organized in 1871 by a group of students at Fisk College, a negro college in Nasljville, Tenn., in or der to raise some money to pull their financially weak school out of the red. Since the natural ten dencies of their race lend them selves so well to their rhythm and musical tendencies, their singing was of a distinct type and quality and their success was immediate. Although the school was saved, it was decided to continue the singers as a permanent organization and the present singers are carrying on the traditions of their predeces sors. So successful was the group that they have sung for the President of the United States, the Emperor of Germany, Queen Victoria, the Royal Family of Holland, and many other notable personages. Their fame has spread until they now occupy a position of international prominence among singing groups. Their fame truly brought them enough fortune to save their col lege and they are now acknowled ged to be among the greatest in terpreters of the Negro spirituals in the American cultural history, j Their position as such is particu- | larly important because of the pas- i sing of the American scene which ! is rapidly putting an end to this I old negro culture. The octet is no- : ted for the timbre and quality of j their voices, and the program will be one of the most interesting in | the Town Hall program. Plant Seminar To Hear Reeves Tonight Dr. R. G. Reeves, professor in the Biology department, will de liver a talk to the Plant Science Seminar tonight in the conference room of the Agricultural Experi ment Station building. The paper that Reeves will present is entitled “A Morphological Study of Maize and Its Relatives.” The Plant Science Seminar is composed of various members of the Experiment Station, Extension Service and College staffs who are interested in plant breeding. The talk tonight is the first of a series to be presented during the coming year. A tentative program has been arranged and the following has been outlined for 1940-’41. Novem ber 7—“Studies on the Cause of Conflicting Results from Soil treat ment Used as Control Measures for Potato Scab,” Glenn Knight; November 21—“Propagation Ex periments with Ornamental Plants”, N. M. McGinnis; December 5—sub ject to be announced, C. B. Godbey; December 19—“Preparation of Land use Capability Maps for Land Use Planrting”, L. M. Thomp son; January 9—“A Discussion of the Point Quadrat”, R. L. Hensel and G. C. Warner; January 23— “The Hybrid Origin of Cultivated Wheats,” E. S. McFadden; Febru ary 6—“The Toxicity and and Ac cumulation of Chloride and Sul phate Salts in Plants,” F. M. Ea ton; February 20—“Weather, Cot ton Yield and Cotton Root Rot,” W. N. Ezekiel; March 6—“Physio- logical Responses in Sorghum,” R. E. Karper; March 20—“Results of Treating Cotton with Plant Growth Substances,” H. E. Rea. Committees for “Y” Cabinet Appointed Announcement of the commit tees of the YMCA cabinet for the 1940-41 season has been made by the cabinet’s executive committee. Those on the executive committee are: P. M. Bolton, P. G. Haines, T. B. Richey, P. O. Egner, W. W. Cardwell, W. D. Fitch, F. A. Smitham and Austin Nance. The program committee includes Paul Haines, Paul Egner, Brad ford Hardie, Frank Loving, Fred Smitham and W. T. Thrift. The so cial committee consists of Tom Richey, Edwin Byrd, Robert Corns, E. R. Keeton, Jack Nagel and J. B. Wolfe. There are two freshman council committees. On number 1 are: Joe Floyd, William Dreis, Tom Gillis, J. R. King, John Peavy, and R. G. Roberts. On number 2 are: J. J. Cupples, Roland Bing, O. A. Nance, Clyde Stuterville and D. H. Walton. Those on the sophomore council committee are: W. D. Fitch, Earl Hartman, Ransom Kenny, William Rascoe and James Scholl. The jun ior-senior council consists of A. D. (Continued on Page 6) Twelfth Man Prepares For Saturday’s Waco Trip Poultry Team Judges Houston Show for Practice The A. & M. Collegiate Poultry Judging team will judge in the Houston Poultry show held next week, as training in preparation for the coming National contest to be held in Chicago. The members of the team who will make the trip are Donald Demke, Stephen- ville; Fred Price, Cleburne; M. A. Ellis, Snyder; and Jim Wilkerson, Azle. Members of the team have been judging the poultry exhibits at a number of South and Central Tex as Fairs during the past weeks. During the next few weeks other exhibitions will be judged in prep aration for the competition expect ed from the 12 teams which will ^'udge the market, production and exhibition classes of poultry and market eggs at the National con test on November 30. Hooker Announces SMU Game Tickets Go on Sale Monday Tickets for the A. & M.-S.M.U. football game will go on sale at the desk in the Y.M.C.A. on Mon day morning, Athletic secretary E. W. Hooker has announced. The tickets are in a bloc of 4600 on the east side of the Dallas stadium and they may be obtained for $1.10 and •athletic coupon No. 33. None of this space will be occupied by the band as it will sit in temporary seats on the track. Anyone other than Aggies pos itively will not be admitted at this game on student tickets. For the accommodation of Aggie dates and friends, another bloc of 600 tickets located in the northwest part of the stadium have been sent here. These tickets may be obtained at the same time for the regular price of $2.50. A & M Horses Win State Fair Awards “Ruth’s Liberty Eagle” was awarded the grand champion rib bon in the saddle horse division to climax the winnings of the Animal Husbandry department at the Tex as State Fair last week in Dallas. A grade Cleveland gelding was crowned champion in the farm horse division. These two wins were the important awards of the va rious divisions of the department entered. “Eagle,” who has the facility of showing a combination of either the five gaits of the saddle horse or the walking gait of the walking horse, was first in his class, senior champion and later grand cham pion. “Frontier Chief” was shown to second place in the gaited di vision. A total of thirteen ribbons was won by the various breeds en tered. The Herefords accounted for the majority of the winnings of the cattle division with a total of $175 in prizes.- The Herefords, Aberdeen Angus and Shorthorns won thirteen ribbons in the cattle division. First place in their respective breeds was won by each of the Poland China, Duroc Jersey and Hampshire pens of three barrows. Eleven ribbons were awarded to the swine division of the Animal Husbandry department. Agriculturist to Be Distributed Oct. 30 The first issue of the Agricul turist has gone to the printers and will be ready to be circulated to I the students by October 30, editor Tom Power said today. This issue will contain reports on the activities of sixteen agricul tural clubs of the school and spe cial feature on the cotton tour, Danforth award tour, cowboys, feeding cattle, A. & M. rodeo, what the deans say and soilless gardens. Few Tickets Still Available for Game Although not an authorized corps trip for anyone except juniors and seniors, the Aggie Twelfth Man is going to be well represented in Baylor’s stadium Saturday when the kickoff starts the game in Waco. A few tickets to the game are still available at the desk in the old Y. M. C. A. but a complete sell out of the 2,830 tickets allow ed the Aggies is expected. Many more Aggies will go to Waco and join the festivities which are a part of every corps trip. In order to obtain authorized ab sences from Saturday classes, it is necessary that juniors and seniors turn in passes to the Commandant’s office by noon today so that they may be approved and returned by Friday. No letter or other authori zation is necessary for classified upperclassmen to get approved passes. A special train for the trip is being run by the Missouri-Pacific Lines which will leave that depot at 6:45 a. m. Saturday and arrive in Waco at 9:30. Round-trip fare for the special is $1.40 and arrange ments have been made for the band to ride this train. Regular trains for the return trip to College leave at 11:30 on both Saturday and Sunday night. The special returns at 2:00 a. m. Sunday. The round trip ticket is good on any of these trains. After the game all the entertain ment spots in Waco will be open to the Aggies but the official Aggie dance after the game will be held in the .Town Tavern, located near the football stadium on the fair grounds in Waco. The Aggieland orchestra will play there for 9 til 1. The Brazos Valley Fair will be entering its last night Satur day and it will offer entertainment and concessions of all kinds. Taxi fare to the tavern from downtown Waco is only 10 cents and the bus line runs just in front of it. Ad mission to the dance will be $1.10 and tickets may be secured in ad vanced by seeing Ed Minnock, di rector of the Aggieland Orchestra. No attempt at a parade for the whole corps will be made in Waco but the band will take part in a mammoth parade which is being put on for the Baylor alumni as part of their homecoming celebra tion. The -famed Aggie band will bring up the rear in the procession which will contain about 30 floats,, officials’ cars, high school bands,, and the Baylor band. The band will put on their special drill be tween the halves of the game. No. 1 uniform is the correct and authorized uniform for cadets at all times while in Waco. Levy Will Address American Chemical Society November 14 Harold A. Levy, the next speak er on the program of the Texas A. & M. section of the American Chemical Society, will speak on the subject of “New Synthetic Molded Plastics” in the Chemistry lecture room, Thursday, Novem ber 14 at 8 p. m. In creating substitutes for the products of nature the organic chemist has provided us with a variety of products whose utility, effectiveness, beauty and cost have extended far beyond what is of fered by the materials of nature. This is especially true of the many new synthetic plastic materials. While synthetic plastics are now about 100 years old, the major progess which has extended over the past thirty years has been very rapid. The history of the various types and their relative importance are traced. The chemistry involv ed in their manufacture is pre sented and the discussion includes the physical and chemical proper ties and characteristics of the many types. Their versatility, applications, limitations, and relative costs are also included. The resume includes a presentation of the trends of development in this field. Levy’s talk will be illustrated with lantern slides, charts and spe cimens of molded plastic products.