The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 12, 1940, Image 1

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The Battalion
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Panorama of Past Weekend
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Midnight yell practice (top) outside the Baker was attended by
over twenty-five hundred yelling Aggies.
The little sweethearts of T.S.C.W. and the freshmen (middle) get
together in the lobby of a hotel just before the big game.
Mary Margaret McCarthy and Pete Wehner (below) look the
beautiful flowers over in the center of the field during the halves
where the Texas Aggie band formed a heart. The flowers were pre
sented by Cadet Capt. J. P. Ledbetter in behalf of the Aggie band.
—Staff Photos By Phil Golman
Corps Trip Turns Out A Big
Success With Denton Dance And Game
By Lee Rogers
A gray day changed to a gay
day. — That’s the Aggie version
of the Dallas corps trip. And the
incessant buzzing that is heard over
the campus is only the hoarse
voiced tales of the week-end as
each one tries to make his sound
better than the other.
Dallas got a new meaning of
the word “blitzkrieg” when an
army of 6,000 cadets invaded the
city and prepared to do battle
against the Mustangs. An over
hanging murky sky loosed a con
tinual drizzle that soaked every
thing but the Aggie spirit—which
was bolstered by the presence of
some 2,500 T. S. C. W.ites who
joined forces with the Aggies for
the week-end.
The serge clad vanguard that
went to Denton Friday was driv
en to cover and had to abandon the
idea of the anticipated steak fry
that had been planned by the T.
S.C.W. Junior Class. But the un
expected postponing of the out
door event only added to the merry
making at the dance which lasted
from 9 until 12:30.
After bivouacing in Stoddard
Hall for the night the juniors re
turned to Dallas to meet the rest
of the corps for a parade, but
again the weather took a hand and
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Industrial Engineering Department
To Present Film On Neoprene Today
The Industrial Engineering De--fadapted to visual instruction pro-
partment will show a 22 minute
sound film on the manufacture of
Neoprene, one of the new synthe
tic or artifical rubber, at 5:10 p.
m. in the large lecture room of
the Petroleum Building today.
This is the same film on industry
shown as a regular part of the
class work in the senior course in
Industrial Management.
The main footage of the film
deals with the physical properties
cedure, with the sound cut out
and the picture stopped at differ
ent points so that the lecturer can
dramatize the technological char
acteristics that are involved.
Because of the impact which the
development of artificial rubber
will have on the technology of
many industries, this film is of
general interest to all students of
technology. Anyone interested may
attend the showing.
The film is of special interest to
A&M Heads
Winners At
Science Meet Is Completed
Science Students,
Professors Attend
Texas Academy Meet
By E. M. Rosenthal
The lion’s share of honors and
positions was taken by the A. &
M. men who attended the Texas
Academy of Science convention at
San Antonio last Thursday, Fri
day, and Saturday. Dr. Charles L.
Baker of the geology department
was made vice president of the
academy and chairman for the sec
tion on Geological Sciences and
Dr. S. W. Bilsing of the entomol
ogy department was elected repre
sentative on the Council of the
American Association for the Ad
vancement of Science.
A. & M. professors also receiv
ed four committee chairmanships
with Luther G. Jones as head of
the auditing committee; Dr. S. W.
Bilsing, chairman of the library
committee; Dr. Charles H. Wink
ler in charge of the necrology com
mittee; and Dr. Frederick A. Burt,
secretary of the constitution board.
Other than the chairmen five
College Station men were placed on
different committees. Dr. S. W.
Bilsing was named on the affil
iations committee, Dr. Ide P. Trot
ter was placed with the library
group, Dr. S. S. Goldrich is to
represent geology on the research
committee, Dr. Charles L. Baker
will work with the committee on
“Handbook of Science”, and Dr. C.
C. Doak was placed on the com
mittee for the collegiate division.
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Schedule For
Club Meets
New Course
At Aggieland Called
Agricultural Ecology
A new course being taught at
A. & M. College this year for the
first time is agricultural ecology,
which is listed in the catalog as
Agronomy 427. Although the word
“ecology” means little to the
average student, the course is a
study of plants in relation to their. I inet a nd Freshman Y.M.C.A. Coun
environment, as to climate, top
ography, soil, and biology.
A special course was taught here
the past summer by Dr. W. G. Mc-
Ginnies, who is chief of Range Re
search at the Southwestern Forest
and Range Experiment Station,
Tucson, Arizona, in Range Manage
ment and Ecology, from which the
present course is an outgrowth.
Professor R. C. Potts and Dr. R.
L. Donahue are teaching the part
concerning vegetation and that
pertaining to soils, respectively.
While Dr. McGinnies was on a re
cent visit to A. & M. College, the
class had the privilege of hearing
him speak at one of their meetings.
About twenty students, several
of whom are graduate students,
are enrolled for the agronomy
course, and the class may be seen
almost any Tuesday afternoon
leaving the campus on a truck,
with equipment for studying veg
etation or soils in Brazos county
for laboratory work.
of the new material and with the men who intend to enter industry .
many products into which it en- Three dramatic chaTacterhtics of
| modem industry stand out in the
Entertainment value of the film j film. These are, first, the business-
is high, but the showing will be| (Continued on Page 4)
Water Works And
Sanitary Engineers
Go To Class February
Water works and sanitary en
gineers will go back to school at
Texas A. & M. college next Feb
ruary, according to announcement
made here by Prof. E. R. Steel,
head of the college department of
municipal and sanitary engineer
The announcement discloses that
the annual Water Works and Sew
age Short Course will be held at
the college Feb. 17-21 with approx
imately 250 engineers in those
fields expected to attend.
The following week of Feb. 24
will see the opening of the short
course for sanitarians with approx
imately 20 to be enrolled for the
period lasting from Feb. 24 to May
During the latter course all the
facilities of the college, including
the teaching staff of the munici
pal and sanitary engineering de-
In order that the various student
club organizations of A. & M. col
lege may more regularly and con
veniently meet, Preston Bolton, stu
dent president of the Y.M.C.A.
Cabinet, with the aid of the pres
idents of the club organizations,
has successfully completed a meet
ing schedule by which a minimum
of conflicts will be encountered.
Set dates and designated meeting
places have been included.
The purpose of the advocated
plan is to eliminate any possible
confusion that might arise in a
club member’s mind when club
meetings, of which he is a member
of more than one club, are an
nounced for the same night and he
is at a loss as to just which one
he should attend. By installation
of the proposed schedule each club
will have a set date for conven
ing and also a permanent meeting
place. Those students belonging to
mom than one club have been tak
en into careful consideration and
the dates for meetings have been
so arranged that as few club mem
bers as possible will have two club
meetings on the same night.
For example the Entomology
Club is to meet on every second
and fourth Mondays of each month
for their membership is largely
composed of Agricultural students
thereby facilitating a conflict if
they met at the same time that
the Agricultural clubs meet. For
the same reason the Agronomy so
ciety will meet on every second and
fourth Thursdays. All home town
clubs will meet on any Tuesday
night and a set list of possible
meeting places for them will be
This program is being promoted
in hopes that it will improve each
club’s attendance and increase its
membership. The schedule is flex
ible enough to allow called meet
ings for any emergency that might
Following is the schedule with
all, suggested changes made:
On Mondays the Y.M.C.A. Cab-
cil will meet. On the first and
third Mondays of each month the
Economic Club, Mathematics Club
and Round Table Club will meet.
The Entomology Club will meet
on the second and fourth Mon
days of each month.
Each Tuesday all home town
clubs, the Student Engineering
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“News Letter ,,
Is Published By
Poultry Science Club
The November 15 edition of the
“News Letter,” a bi-monthly pub
lication of the National Collegiate
Poultry Club, will be published by
the A. & M. Poultry Science Club.
Donald D. Demke, secretary of
the A. & M. Poultry Science Club,
is also secretary of the National
Collegiate Poultry Club and will
be in charge of the publication of
the News Letter here. The object
of the N.C.P.C. and the News Letter
is to promote a sectional or region
al exchange of ideas among poul
try students throughout the nation.
The A. & M. edition of the News
Letter will contain articles about
the various phases of the poultry
industry in Texas written by mem
bers' of the Experiment Station
staff, A. & M. professors and one
by a student at Prairie View Col
lege for Negroes, Demke has an
New Meyer’s Trainer
Will Arrive This Week
To Replace Wrecked Plane
A new Meyers trainer will arrive
this week at the College Airport
to take the place of the plane
that was demolished two weeks
ago in an accident. The plane will
be flown back from Tecumseh,
Michigan Jjy Ralph Parkman, an
instructor in the secondary flight
training program.
At present it is difficult to
get new trainers due to the rapid
Short Course
Here This Week
The Meterman’s Short Course
that is to last until next Saturday
at noon opened yesterday morning
under the sponsorship of the elec
trical engineering department.
There were 85 registrants who
came from points in Texas, New
Mexico, Louisianna and Oklahoma.
Gibb Gilchrist, dean of the school
of engineering, gave the welcom
ing address and is to be followed
on the program by N. F. Rode, M.
C. Hughes, L. A. Haupt and R. P.
Ward, all of the electrical engineer
ing department. My. Rode is also
in charge of the entire short course
which deals with all types of elec
tric meters.
Representatives from the fol
lowing companies are here to dis
cuss and demonstrate their new
equipment: Westinghouse, General
Electric, Westone Electric Instru
ment Corporation, States Com
pany, Duncan Electric Company
and the Houston Specialty Com-'
Wells To Deliver
Address In Austin
Thursday Evening
H. G. Wells, world famous au
thor and historian, will deliver an
interesting address in Gregory
Gymnasium, Austin, Texas, on
Thursday November 14, at 8:00
p. m. Mr. Well’s subject: “Two
Hemispheres or One World?” will
give him an opportunity to put in
a good word or two for the cause
of Britain. The announcement of
the lecture declares that it will be
a “frank and challenging discus
sion of the most important prob
lems confronting the people of the
United States and the English-
speaking world. It is distinguished
by the same bold and original
thought and lucid expression that
has made H. G. Wells the most
famous writer of our time.”
The Austin address is sponsored
by the Texas State Historical As
sociation, publishers of the highly
respected “Southwestern Histori
cal Quarterly.” Several members
of the A. & M. faculty are mem
bers of this association.
Sixth Annual
Dairyman’s Short
Course, December 2-4
The sixth annual Dairyman’s
Short Course will be held at Tex
as A. & M. December 2-4, accord
ing to an announcement made here
this week by Prof. A. L. Darnell,
of the college Dairy Husbandry
Instructors for the course will
be drawn from the staffs of the
college, the Texas A. & M. College
Extension Service, and the Texas
Agricultural Experiment Station.
Dr. A. H. Kuhlman, of the staff at
Oklahoma A. & M. College, Still
water, Oklahoma, also will serve
as a lecturer during the course.
expansion of training pilots and
partment, will be used in carrying I orders must be placed in advance
out the teaching of the course. in order to be filled.
An Enlargement
On St. Mary’s Chapel
Will Be Started In Spring
Work will be started in the eary
spring on the enlarging of St
Mary’s Chapel at College Station.
The work will be paid for by $2,500
willed to the Chapel by the late
Henry Schuhmacher of Houston
who died September 28.
Schuhmacher was an ex-Aggie
and served on the Board of Direc
tors of A. & M. College. On his
last visit with the Rev. Mr. Gleiss-
ner he said “we must get busy to
relieve the overcrowded condition
at St. Mary’s. Well, I surely will
remember the Chapel’s needs in
my will.”
Schuhmacher was the largest
contributor to St. Mary’s building
fund. His first donation was a
check for $500 and another for
S100 for needed repairs. Small
checks were frequently sent by him
for various other needs.
This money will be set aside un
til further funds are raised before
the building will begin. The en
largement is to be an addition to
j the east of the chapel so when
I completed it will be in the shape
! of an L. The work is expected to
| be completed by next fall.
Berry Announced As
Winner Of Essay Contest
Colonel Moore
Transferred From
Hawaii to Philipines
Col. George F. Moore, former
commandant at A. & M., has re
ceived orders transferring him
from the Hawaiian Department to
the Phillipine Department, accord
ing to army orders issued recently.
Col. Moore left College Station
for the post in Hawaii late in
August. He was on duty as com
mandant and P. M. S. & T. here
from 1937 until the end of last
Conference Here
Wednesday Night
A conference concerning our re
lations with Latin America will be
sponsored by the agricultural eco
nomics department tomorrow in the
chemistry lecture room.
The plan is to hold three separ
ate meetings with the first from
3 to 4 p. m. J. Wheeler Barger,
head of the agricultural econom
ics department, will be the chair
man of this meeting and will pre
sent T. U. Purcell who will talk on
“Our Economic Relations with La
tin America.” Purcell is the Hous
ton district manager of the Bureau
of Foreign and Domestic Com
merce of the United States De
partment of Agriculture.
The second meeting will be held
from 4 to 5 p. m. with S. R. Gam
mon, head of the History Depart
ment, as chairman. “Our Cultural
and Political Relations with Latin
America” is the subject of the prin
cipal speaker, Edgar C. H. Soule
who is a prominent Houston attor
ney and United States Consul for
E. J. Kyle, dean of the school
of agriculture, will be in charge of
the last meeting from 7:30 until 8
p. m. tomorrow. At that time he is
to present T. L. Evans whose sub
ject is “Our Present Day Commer
cial and Social Relations with La
tin America.” Mr. Evans is the
manager of the Foreign Trade De
partment of the Houston Chamber
of Commerce and has been con
nected with commercial work in
Mexico for over 20 years. Other
than this he is the head of the
yearly business men’s good will
tours to South America and is
consul to nine South American
Postponed Opening Of
Franklin’s Held Tomorrow
Formal opening of Franklin’s,
on the Airport Road will be held
tonight instead of last Wednesday
as previously advertised in the Bat
talion, Franklin Simon, owner, an
nounced yesterday.
Reason for the delay was that
the Airport Road was under re
pair and impassable to automo
bile traffic.
Winner Is Given
All-Expense Trip To
Chicago Stock Show
W. T. Berry, Fort Worth, of “E”
Company Infantry has been an
nounced the winner of the Swift
Essay Contest for students ma
joring in Animal Husbandry at
A. & M. Berry will be given an all
expense trip to Chicago to attend
the International Livestock show
from December 8 to 11. After this
he will make a study of the Swift
Packing Plant in Chicago.
The essays entered in the con
test discussed the relation of the
meat packer to the producer and
consumer of animal products. The
winning essay titled “The Packer’s
Marketing Machine,” stressed the
fact that the Packer helps the
producer obtain a good price for
his product and at the same time
supplies the consumer with a whole
some food.
The committee that judged the
essays was composed of four men
of the animal husbandry depart
ment, with Dana as chairman of the
group. The original number of
papers entered was narrowed down
to five in the final judging and of
these, Berry’s effort was judged
to be the best.
The contest was open to anyone
interested in marketing livestock or
their products.
Akins Heads
Feed Convention
Here Friday Night
Wiley Akins, Dallas, president of
the Texas Feed Manufacturers As
sociation, will preside at the fall
meeting of the association here
Friday morning at 10 o’clock in
the conference room of the Re
search Administration building.
Introductory remarks of the con
ference will be delivered by Dr. F.
D. Fuller, chief of the Feed Con
trol Service of the Agricultural
Experiment Station. W. R. Archer,
Houston, president of the South
Texas Feed Company will respond.
Other addresses of the morning
will include “The Effect of Man
ganese Sulphate on Egg Produc
tion and Hatchability” by J. R.
Couch of the Agricultural Exper
iment Station and “Quantitative
Requirements of Vitamin A for
Beef Cattle by John K. Riggs. The
morning session will adjourn at
noon for luncheon in Sbisa Hall.
Jack Shelton, vice-director of the
Extension Service, will deliver the
main address of the afternoon ses
sion which opens at 1:30. The com
mittee on Research Projects, com
posed of L. E. Church, Houston;
W. R. Archer, Houston; and P. F.
Walsh, Fort Worth, will report,
and other subjects concerning prob
lems of the feed manufacturers as
sociation will be discussed.
Officials of the association in
clude Wiley Akins, president; R.
E. Cranz, Fort Worth, vice-presi
dent; and W. W. Bridges, Fort
Worth, secretary-treasurer.
The Machine/' New Organization
In Band, Ignored By Who's Who
By Bob Nisbet "
Feeling slightly ignored by the
announcement of the members of
Who’s Who for the current year,
the MACHINE of the Aggie Band
Jias brought to our attention the
unique character of its mighty or
ganization. The MACHINE came
into being last year at an election
of officers for the band this year.
It seems that a group of the mem
bers were decidedly against one
candidate and organized themselv
es into a body to “swing the elec
tion” as it were. Who coined the
name of the MACHINE cannot be
uncovered but the name has be
come one of increasing popularity
around the campus.
While not on active campaign
for some worthy cause the mem
bers of the MACHINE devote their
time to a little old fashion H
raising all the way from the sun
ny shores of California to the dus
ty plains of West Texas. Where
ver people are seen having a good
time, one will always find a mem
ber of the MACHINE, if not two
or three. They are well known in
all the “spots” in the entire sec
tor and always make it a point
to have representatives at all the
major functions around the col
The MACHINE is organized
strictly on a non-partisan basis.
There are no officers, no one high
er in esteem than the other, but
just a bunch of good natured boys
banded together to take the “bore”
out of college life in their own
way. In order not to infringe upon
anyone’s password, the MACHINE
has adopted one from the Lil Ab
ner comic strip—namely BRACK.
Because of this odd password they
are sometimes called the BRACK-
ERS. It is hoped by the members
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