The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 23, 1940, Image 1

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DIAL 4-5444 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE CITY OF COLLEGE STATION The Battalion DIAL 4-5444 STUDENT TRI-WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OF TEXAS A. & M. COLLEGE YOL. 40 122 ADMINISTRATION BLDG. COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, NOV. 23, 1940 Z725 NO. 30 Activities Committee Approves Official Club List Be Held On Tuesday List Gives Time, Place of Meetings The following schedule for club meetings has been approved by the Student Activities Committee. It is assumed by the Committee that clubs have made arrangements for the meeting places indicated. The use of Guion Hall for class meet ings must be approved by the pres ident’s office or the Dean of the College. A list of meeting places for home town clubs can be ob tained from the Commandant’s of fice. CLUB AND MEETING PLACE MONDAY Y. M. C. A. Cabinet, Y. M. C. A. Parlor. Freshman Y. M. C. A. Council, Y. M. C. A. Chapel. 1 and 3 MONDAYS Economics Club, Physics Lecture Room. Mathematics Club, Room 212, Academic Building. Round Table Club, Room 319, Academic Building. Hillel Club, Lounge, Sbisa Hall. Saddle & Sirloin Club, A. & I. Lecture Room. 2 and 4 MONDAYS Entomology Club, Room 5, Science Hall. Accounting Society, A. & I. Lec ture Room. TUESDAY Home Town Clubs, List in Com mandant’s Office Freshman Y. M. C. A. Council, Y. M. C. A. Chapel. Sophomore Y. M. C. A. Council, Y. M. C. A. parlor. Student Engineering Council, To be arranged. WEDNESDAY Senior Class meeting, Guion Hall. Junior Class Meeting, Guion Hall. Sophomore Class Meeting, Guion Hall. Freshman Class Meeting, Guion Hall. Jr.-Sr. Y. M. C. A. Council, Of fice of new Y. 1 and 3 THURSDAYS A I Ch E, Chemistry Lecture Room. A I E E, E. E. Lecture Room. Petroleum Engineering Club(AI ME), Pet. Engr. Lecture Room. Architectural Society, Arch. Lecture Room. American Society of Civil Eng ineers, C. E. Lecture Room. Ex 4-H Club, Room 132, A. & I. Bldg. Fish and Game Club, Room 115, A. & I. Bldg. * Jr. Collegiate Chapter of F. F. A., Room 303, Ag. Eng. Bldg. Sr. Collegiate Chapter of F. F. A., A. & I. Lecture Room. Horticultural Society, Agricul tural Bldg. Kream and Kow Club, Creamery Lecture Room. Landscape Arts Club, Landscape Drafting Room. (Continued on Page 4) College Film Club Announces Program for Year The A. & M. College Film Club has announced plans and program for the school year of 1940-41. A club roster of five hundred mem bers is the goal of the film com mittee. There are approximately 200 of these subscriptions avail able and all interested students are urged to join. Subscriptions will be $1.00 per member for a series of five major programs. This amount will cover all expenses and dates of each production will be published at a later date. The modern Campus Theatre will house the meetings of the film club on announced Thursday nights. The purpose of the club will be to study films and the motion pic ture industry. Many foreign films will be brought to the campus for each of the major meetings. Some, of the pictures from which a few will be selected are: The Harvest (French), The Baker’s Wife (French), the Puritan (French), La Bete Humaine (French), The Wave (Mexican), Jalisco Nunca Pierde (Mexican), and Stolen Life (English). Jean Dickenson, Singing Star, Tells Of Experiences ,Superstitions, Faults In addition to her fame as a" singer, Jean Dickenson, glamorous young singing star who will ap pear on Town Hall on December 4th, is indeed an outstanding per sonality. Probably the most inter esting of her experiences are those that she tells on herself. Miss Dickenson confesses that she has two bad faults, being late for appointments and sometimes forgetting them altogether. As a corrective measure she carries a tiny alarm clock in her handbag. When she leaves her apartment in the morning she sets the alarm for her next appointment. When it goes off she sets it for her fol lowing one. Sometimes the alarm rings in subways or buses, startl ing other travelers. But it fills its mission—keeping the popular young soprano on time for all dat es. While in the confessing mood Miss Dickenson admitted to sund ry superstitions. She picks up pins, avoids walking under ladders, thinks passing a dachshund brings good luck. But she has no feeling cf panic if a black cat crosses her path. That common superstition is one that she does not hold to. Now one of radios most highly paid singers, Jean Dickenson re calls that her first singing job netted her a corsage and a dollar and a half for taxi fare. For this she sang at a breakfast club in Denver. Jean thriftily took a street car in both directions and used part of the dollar and a half to treat herself and her accompanists to lunch. With the remainder she took a chance on a raffled automo bile, but didn’t win. At one of Miss Dickenson’s broadcasts the conductor got so excited that he waved his baton wildly and hit her over the head nearly knocking her out. Fortu nately it happened during a few minutes of vocal respite, so the radio star was able to pull herself together before her next cue. At another time an announcer on one of her radio programs called her a colored soprano instead of a “coloratura” suprano. This led to her being offered a job in the forthcoming “Brown Skin Follies.” Indeed we may marvel at the rapid rise to fame of this charming young American. However when we consider her natural charm and grace both on and off the stage in addition to her most unusual voice, we may readily understand her remarkable climb up the ladder of success. Saddle and Sirloin Club Honors Judging Team at Last Meeting The Saddle and Sirloin Club met Wednesday night to commemorate the annual occasion of sending the International Judging Teams to Chicago. The program for the evening con sisted of a barbecue for the club members and visitors, and short speeches by E. J. Kyle, Dean of the School of Agriculture; D. W. Williams, head of the Animal Hus bandry department; N. G. Schues- sler, professor of Animal Husband ry. Members of the livestock judging team, which consisted of James Rice, Tommy Foster, Buster Gen try, Melvin Calliham, Lester Bran- des, and M. B. Inman, were intro duced by Professor R. J. von Roe- der, coach, who also outlined the expected route. Graham Purcell, president of the club, presented the expense money for the trip. The money came from the profits made on the annual club rodeo which was held several weeks ago. Bonfire Dance To Changed from the traditional-f-many A. & M. students had already time of Tuesday night to Wednes day night, the date of the annual Bonfire dance has been changed again, and this time back to the original time on Tuesday night. Proclaiming the end of foot ball festivities on the A. & M. cam pus for another year, the dance is held each year in connection with the burning of the mammouth bonfire, the material for which is gathered by the freshmen of the school, to furnish light for the fin al yell practice before the football game with the University of Texas. The dance will be held from 10 to 1 in Sbisa Dining Hall with Ed Minnock and his Aggieland Swing band furnishing the music for the festive occasion. Since this dance will be the last official dance until after the Christmas holidays, freshmen desiring to at tend will be allowed to go with or without dates. The change of dates for the dance was originally made in view of the fact that more girls from other schools would be able to get away, but it was decided that too Film Shows Mass Production For Camera Parts Mass production methods in the manufacture of film and camera parts were shown Friday, in the main lecture room of the Petro leum Engineering Building. The film gives a story of a great modern industry, of the many applications of photography today, and illustrates graphically the world wide application and use of photography and the technological development to date of this medium of expression. The picture contains scenes in camera works where skilled craftsmen and precision ma chines under the direction of scien tists and engineers fabricated pho tographic equipment — cameras, projectors, printers, enlargers, etc. While no attempt is made to fol low each process continuously an impressionistic effect is provided which registers the skill and man ual dexterity of the craftsman and the accuracy and precision of the machines and the methods for the scientific control of quality. The film, a sound version, was supplemented with remarks by In structor K. M. Loughmiller of the Industrial Engineering department, to emphasize the technological sig nificance of the operations that are portrayed. Senior students of Industrial En gineering have witnessed the film previously, one of a series being used in visual instruction to pro vide a realistic basis for the visual ization of the industrial situations as they actually exist in industry. AVMA Student Chapter To Hold Annual Barbecue The Student Chapter of the A. V. M. A. will hold its annual bar becue supper at the Veterinary Hospital Monday, Nov. 25, at 6:30 p. m. Col. Ike Ashburn will be the speaker for the program. Also, movies of the A. & M.-S. M. U. football game will be shown. planned to be gone Wednesday af ternoon and night. Social Secretary Jack Nelson stated that the dance would be more a success held on Tuesday night. Script for the affair will be the same as usual, $1.10. Aeronautical Engineering Dept Gets New Quarters The Department of Aeronautical Engineering has recently procured an old OX-5 Waco airplane for use in the laboratories. This is a com mercial two-seater type of air plane and will be used by students in the Department and the CAA Trainees for ground school work. The OX-5 engine is 90 h. p., water- cooled type, and, although out of date at the present time, illus trates one specific type of power plant. In addition to the airplane about 70 gallons of aircraft “dope” were also acquired. The Aviation Division of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Com pany has furnished a modern type of brake-equipped, airplane land ing wheel, together with hydraulic actuating attachments and a sep arate disc-type hydraulic brake. The Macwhyte Company has fur nished a sample swaged-end air craft cable. Additional equipment is being obtained through the U. S. Army Air Corps. All of this equipment will be located in the old laundry building which has been assigned to the De partment for one year by the Board of Directors. Huge Lights Will Be Put on Mess Hall Roofs Plans Linder Way For College Station Symphony Orchestra The community of College Stat ion and surrounding area will soon have its own symphony orchestra, according to an announcement made Friday by Lt. Col. R. J. Dunn, director of the A. & M. band. The organization will be com posed of more than one hundred pieces, rivalling such symphony orchestras as those of Dallas and Houston. The majority of the wind instruments and players will be se cured from the college band, but Col. Dunn wishes that anyone de siring to play a string instrument should contact him as soon as possible. He is especially anxious to interview anyone who has par ticular talent as a musician with any instrument. The complete organization of the orchestra will not take place until after the Thanksgiving holi days. Practice will probably be held on Sunday afternoons. Any one living in Bryan, College Sta tion, or surrounding area is elig ible to become a member. Several trips to other cities with in the state will be planned for next spring. Texas University Makes Plans For Thanksgiving Ball In keeping with the importance of the occasion, the University of Texas is planning many special events to help entertain the stu dents of both schools both before and after the Thanksgiving game, according to a letter received from John Singleton, student manager of Texas University dances. One of the most important of these events will be the annual Thanksgiving ball to be held the night of the game. This year one of the best known dance bands in the country, A1 Donahue and his orchestra, will play. This year, the Thanksgiving ball will especially honor the football teams of both schools, and it is hoped that each player can be in troduced at the dance. Invitat ion is extended to all Aggies to attend. The admission will be $1.50 couple or stag. Crop Judging Team Leaves for Chicago The 1940 Crop Judging Team, consisting of E. B. Butler, Monty Mitchell, Roger Thysell, and James Scott left Monday for Chicago to participate in the International Crops Contest sponsored by the Board of Trade. Accompanied by team coach, pro fessor R. C. Potts, the team left College Station enroute to Stillwa ter, Oklahoma, where the team is supposed to work out in the ag ronomy laboratory at Oklahoma A. & M. From Stillwater, the team will go to Kansas City to enter in the Intercollegiate Crop Contest spon sored by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. November 27, the boys will arrive in Chicago for the main judging feature, where they will remain until their de parture for College Station on De cember 3. Boys making the trip were sel ected on a competitive basis. A ser ies of judging examinations were given to agronomy majors and the three students making the highest grade with one alternate were chosen. The Agronomy Society is sponsoring the trip, financing the tour with money earned from a storage lamp concesibn. Hubbard Elected Prexy Of Grayson County Club Keith W. Hubbard of Denison was recently elected president of the Grayson County Club. Hub bard, a major in marketing and finance, is captain of B Troop Cavalry and also advertising man ager of the Battalion. Other officers elected were vice- president, Ben Griffith, Sherman; secretary and treasurer, Jabus Barker, also of Sherman. Plans were discussed for the Christmas dance, but nothing def inite has as yet been decided, ac cording to Hubbard. Electric Fly Killers Save Vet Workers Lots of Time While everybody else on the campus is kept busy swatting flies, the attendants at the Veterinary Hospital are never bothered by the pesky insects, for the Hospital is fully equipped with electric fly- killers. These traps, working on the principle of the electric fence, very effectively give a fatal “hot foot” to any fly which lights on them. The device is a box-like struc ture fitted with iron bars through which an electric current is run. The moment a fly touches these small bars it is killed by the elec tricity. The dead flies serve as bait and induce other flies to light on the arrangement and meet instant death by electrocution. Neff Reports Steady Progress at Baylor U A report of “steady progress in all phases of school life” was re ceived by the Baptist General Con vention of Texas, in session at Houston, from President Pat M. Neff of Baylor University. The total student body of 3797 during the past year, 3187 at Waco and 610 at Dallas, constitute the university’s largest enrollment in its 96 year-old history. Five hun dred eighty-five degrees were conferred during the year. The growth has necessitated ex pansion of the campus so that 12 acres have beeti added at Waco. Physical improvements include a $325,000 dormitory for girls, nam ed for Catherine Alexander, a ben efactor; $51,000 renovations of the Carroll Science hall, and $11,000 renovations of the Carroll library building. Constructioii has begun on a Stu dent Union building at Waco, and plans are being perfected for the early erection of a library build ing at the Dallas branch. Property values, including grounds, buildings, equipment and endowment, are estimated at five and a half million dollars. The faculty has been increased to 125 for 29 departments, offering 249 courses, at Waco; and to 28 full time and 217 part-time mem bers at the medical units in Dallas. Band Will Play At Both Mess Halls Two super-flood reflectors have been purchased from Westing- house and Company and will be placed on the roofs of each of the two mess halls soon, according to an announcement from the office of the Commandant late Friday afternoon. These huge lights will be used to illuminate each area dur ing the evening formation and re treat while the A. & M. band is playing. Although arrangements are as yet incomplete, the band will be split into two divisions, with one division playing at each mess hall. In the past such an arrangement has been virtually impossible at the noon formation because many band members had classes before and after the noon hour. During the winter months, the band could not play at night, for it was too dark to read music. How ever, the new floodlights will pro vide a means of having the band play throughout the entire school year at both dormitory areas. Since the floodlights will be in operation within a short time, mil itary officials are undecided as yet whether or not the time for the evening mess will be moved up as has been the policy in the past. The college board of directors has already appropriated funds for the installation of the reflectors and bids are being received now. Work will start on the project at the mess halls as soon as the contract has been awarded. Wallace Speaks At Economic Club Meet Hugh Wallace, acting secretary of the Hands County Association for Industrial Peace, spoke to the members of the Economics club in the physics lecture room Thursday night. Wallace gave the labor his tory of Houston during the past few years which produced condi tions making the Industrial Peace organization necessary. The asso ciation is now engaged in making a-factual survey of unlawful acti vities of labor unions and is com piling records of all civil and crim inal cases which concern labor tried in Harris County courts. Students To Form Local Branch Of Institute of Aeronautical Sciences Chef Flunne, Man of Many Experiences, Turns Out Good Food for the New Area Boys By Mac Reynolds A. Gaston Flaune is the 44 year old chef of the new mess hall, born in Toulon, France of French par ents. He’s the man responsible for the new gravies and soups we have been getting for dinner here re cently. Whether you know it or not these soups and gravies have probably been responsible for the healthy roses in your cheeks this fall. Also because of his new sys tem, pancakes have become some thing to eat rather than a possible patch for a shoe. Flaune was a helper on a French Naval submarine cable repair ship during World War I at the age of 17 when he first started his cook ing career. Leaving the French Service at the close of the war he ■attempted to enlist in the regular^ U. S. Navy, but was too young to take out the necessary citizenship papers. So he got in the merchant marine fleet and sailed between New York City, Brest, and Genoa until the great maritime strike of 1921 caused him to leave this job. Continuing his sea lore tramp he signed up with the United Fruit Co. for work in Caribbean waters. It was then that he went from 2nd baker to chef of some of their best passenger ships such as the S. S. Heredia, the S. S. Atenas and the S. S. Tela. It was on one of these Central American cruises while he was chef on the S. S. Atenas that one of his cooks got in trouble with a mug from below. Flaune promptly had the mug thrown out, and dis missed the matter from his mind. A couple of days later when Flaune was fishing on deck, taking it easy during some off hours, the big boy he had thrown out of his kitchen slipped up behind him and tried to disjoin the chef’s head with a lead pipe. Well anyway what hap pened next was just a good old rough and tumble fight that was finally broken up by the crew. That’s just one of the sea-faring yarns he often spins around the mess hall for the boys. Quitting the sea for awhile he became a banquet chef in Louisiana for the Great Southern Lumber Co. Then 1929 found him as head chef at the Hotel De Soto in New Or- (Continued on Page 4) A Student Branch of the Insti tute of the Aeronautical Sciences is to be formed by the students in aeronautical engineering. At a meeting held in the Chemistry Auditorium Wednesday, November 20th, approximately 120 students in aeronautical engineering voted to form an aeronautical society and affiliate with the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences. Officers and Class Representatives from the three upper classes were elected as follows: Walter Sullivan, president; Shreve Hutchins, vice president; Donald M. Early, secretary; Wil liam Collins, senior class repre sentative; Adrian Evans, junior class representative; Dick Van Orden, sophomore class represen tative. A Treasurer and a repre sentative of the freshman class will be elected at the next meeting. At the meeting held Wednesday Professor Howard Barlow, head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering, spoke briefly on the aims and purposes of the society and of the desirability of asso ciating with the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences. Dean Gibb Gilchrist, Dean of Engineering, spoke on the contemplated aero nautical development at A. & M. College and discussed the airport development program. Faculty members participating in the aero nautical engineering work were in troduced. Those present were: W. I. Truettner, P. R. Higgins, James Trail, and A. M. Nelson. Captain C. A. Miller, director of the opera- ■tions at the College airport, was also introduced. The purpose of the Student Chap ter is the advancement and dis semination of knowledge of the theory and practice of the aero nautical sciences, and the oppor tunity to become acquainted with the personnel and activities of the Institute, as well as to promote professional consciousness and fel lowship. The Executive Committee con- (Continued on Page 4) Dr. Bonham Making Lake and Pond Survey If you would like to know ex actly what is in your pond or lake, see Dr. Kelshaw Bonham of the Fish and Game Department. Dr. Bonham and his graduate associates are interested in making a survey of the ponds and lakes around College Station and, at no cost to the owner, they will deter mine the exact size of the tank, the amount and kind of microorgan isms and organic matter in it, and the number of fish that the body can profitably feed. Dr. Bonham says that contrary to popular belief, a small tank cannot maintain any great number of fish. Most tanks are overstocked which results in small fish due to the limited food supply. On the other hand, if the number was lim ited according to the amount of food in the pond, the fish would not only attain a good size but also would grow much more rapidly.