The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, January 04, 1941, Image 2

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Page 2- THE BATTALION -SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1941 The Battalion STUDENT TRI-WEEKLY NEWSPAPER TEXAS A. & M. COLLEGE The Battalion, official newspaper of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas and the city of College Station, is psh&ished three times weekly from September to June, issued Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings; also it is published weekly from June through August. Entered as second-class matter at the Post Office at College Station, Texas, under the Act of Congress of March 8, 1879. Subscription rate, $3 a school year. Advertising rates upon raqueet. Represented nationally by National Advertising Service, Inc., at New York City, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Office, Room 122, Administration Building. Telephone 4-&U4. Bob Nisbet Keith Hubbard George Hub Johnacm Toaaasy Henderson PhC Go 1 man Sets Tomlinson J. B. Pierce X B. Yannoy Editor-In-Chief . Advertising Manager Associate Editor Sports Editor Circulation Manager Staff Photographer Staff Artist Editorial Assistant Editorial Assistant SATURDAY’S STAFF Earle A. Shields, Jr Managing Editor T. R. Harrison Assistant Advertising Manager Junior Editors W. 0. Brimberry R. B. Pearce W. C. Carter , Sports Staff Bob Myers Assistant Sports Editor Jack Hoilimon Junior Sports Editor W. F. Oxford Sports Assistant Reportorial Staff Bill Amis, Charles Babcock, Don Corley, W. F. Keith, Z. A. McReynolds, Jack Nelson, L. B. Tennison. Board of Directors Attention TO A BODY OP MEN—the Board of Directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas—■ who have the proper Aggie spirit and who are as broad-minded as any similar group in the nation —The Battalion wishes to express its deepest admir ation and its sincere appreciation for patiently hear ing and honestly considering the recent proposal made by the student body through this publication and a special committee on the subject of remov ing charges for visitor’s meals in the mess halls. In order that it will not be said that the praise comes only after the Board approved the petition, it is expedient to say that the committee appearing before the Board was treated royally (to a banquet) and given every opportunity to present its arguments. In substance one Board member said that their intentions in the beginning were to benefit the school. We believe that! No harmful decisions could possibly come from any body of Aggies with serious intent and possession of all the facts. The Board proved to the committee that they were really “big” men when they discussed the case with them, heard arguments, presented theirs. The committee learned the reasons behind the orig inal decision and the arguments on the other side— learned there was another side. The committee saw the Board weigh the evidence on both sides and arrive at a just and equitable decision, reversing it self without hesitation when the need occured. This committee learned a valuable lesson and saw the Board of Directors set the example. Cotton Bowl AHermdth EASTERN SPORTS WRITERS and others have voiced comments one way or another on the Cotton Bowl Game played New Year’s Day in Dallas be tween Fordham and Texas A. & M. Football sea son is over and done, but one parting statement be fore it is forgotten. In a book titled “Rockne” there appeared the following quotation: “Crowley (now the coach of TTordham), who alone of all the “Horsemen” seemed unaffected by the conditions, listened to the tale of those first downs which seemed to prove Stanford better at ground gaining. “Yeah,” he drawled, “and next year they’re going to award the National League pennant to the team that has the most men left on bases.” Time to Settle Down FOOTBALL SEASON has been an exciting time with all the thrills and chills and the fun and laughs, corps trips and dates. It will leave many and varied memories to linger for years. But the time has come in the school year to forget for a time the joy and excitement of the past months and begin considering grades and studies. In three weeks mid term examinations will be upon us. me to settle down for that home stretch or the slide into home plate. It is not too late to pull a low grade up to a passing average or even into grade-point territory. Quiz C’s and finals are still ahead, and ample op portunity is still knocking. The appeal has been voiced to the corps to set tle down for a month of serious study. Don’t Use Big Words IN PROMULGATING your esoteric cogitations, or articulating your superficial sentimentalities and amicable, philosophical, or psychological observa tions, beware of platitudinous ponderosity. Let your conversations and communications possess a clari fied conciseness, a compact comprehensibleness, coalescent consistency, and a concatenated cogency. Eschew all conglomerations of flatuent garrulity jejune babblement, and asinine affectations. Let your extemporaneous descantings and unpremedita ted expatiations have intelligibility and veracious vivacity, without rodomontade or thrasonical bom bast. Sedulously avoid all polysyllabic profundity, pompous prolixity, setaceous vacuity, ventriloquial verbosity, and grandiloquent vapidity. Shun double entendres, prurient jocosity, and pestiferous profan ity, obscurant or apparent. In other words, talk plainly, briefly, naturally, sensibly, truthfully, purely. Do not use slang; don’t put on airs; say what you mean; mean what you say, and avoid big words. —Clipped Quotable Quotes “The progress of the present day does not necessarily imply the elimination of private uni versities, but it constitutes a challenge. If great universities only offer their traditional instruction that evades all troublesome issues, if they confine themselves to studies far removed from the cen tral problems of society, then they cease to be a vital force. Their failure may force mankind to re sort to superficial progress devised by demagogues and may result in the failure of western civiliza tion as we know it. By co-operative research, by methods o fteaching that equip men and women to think clearly and wisely, we may prevent that dis integration. The great universities hold the fate of civilization in their hands. We dare not rest upon our laurels.’’Cyril James, principal and vice-provost of Montreal’s McGill university, offers a challenge to professors and students.—ACP. OPEN FORUM IF YOU WERE at the Junior-Senior meeting, Thursday, Dec. 12, I am sure that you cannot help but think a great deal of Colonel Watson and on the way he handled the situation. Had he seen fit he could have made the situa tion a very grave one. Instead he in a firm but fair way got the situation under control so that some thing constructive could be accomplished. Have we been as fair with him as he has with us? Do you not think we should have asked his aid sooner? In the future, I, for one, think we should have a com mittee to meet at his convenience to discuss any problems that may arise that we feel should be acted upon. Before this school was as large as it is now it was possible for the Commandant to know exactly what the state of affairs was. Recently the situa tion for a brief while was definitely out of balance, responsibility, cannot definitely be placed. Hence forth, I think it should be the Responsibility of the Senior Class to let him know the desires of the student body. D. H. Bratcher, ’41 A. M. James, Jr., ’41 FRANK LOVING PRESENTS: / Heard the Preacher Say BY HERMAN F. REISSIG “I DON’T LIKE WAR, but I want to protect my country.” Protect “my country”! But where is “my coun try”? Who has decreed that “my country” shall embrace only those men, institutions, and events which lie between the year 1492 and the present? Who may thus limit and define “my country.” Where Isaiah lifted up his voice for human justice, there is my country. Where Plato announ ced the reality of the spiritual, there is my country. Where Jesus offered his life for men, there is my country. Where St. Francis lived the compassionate life, there is my country. Where Shakespeare swept the human scene into his dramas, there is my coun try. Where Darwin discovered the method of the Creator, there is my country. Where Magna Charta was signed, there is my country. Where Milton sang, Where Rembrandt painted, Where Goethe wrote—there is my country. W T ho draws these little lines, limiting my al legiance by accidents of time and space? Where Gandhi fights a swordless fight for freedom, there is my country. Where Schweitzer heals the bodies of black men, there is my country. Where brave men stand firm against Hitler’s bar barism, there is my country. Where Kagawa champ ions the underprivileged, there is my country. I would protect my country. For my country I would fight against all enemies. Where is my coun try and who are its enemies? Where ever men and women lift the flag of justice, or of beauty, or of freedom, or of truth, or of peace, or of fellowship, there is my country. Who enslaves men in body for the sake of gain, or in mind for the sake of power. Who tramples on others’ rights, who closes the doors of opportunity, who serves the dark gods of superstition and pre judice, who turns his eyes toward the past, who denies to other privileges he desires for himself— he is my enemy. God help me to protect my country against all enemies! As the World Turns... BY DR. AL B. NELSON PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT’S SPEECH was the most important development of the holiday period. The President’s speeches have sometimes been charg ed with being full of high sounding obscurities but the most captious critic could not have made that accusation, with any degree of accuracy, upon this latest occasion. The president came about as close to a declaration of war as his constitutional powers permit and called for complete, all-out aid to Eng land in her struggle of defense against interna tional outlaws. On the actual war front the British and Greeks in Albania have made constant, if unspectacular, gains. It is reported, however, from numerous sourc es, that the Germans are at last sending important aid to the Italians, and the Italian government has admitted that German war-planes and transport- planes have arrived in Albania. In addition the Italian planes which were sent to take part in the attack on Britain have been recalled for use in the Mediterranean. Kyosti Kallio, the president of Finland who led the heroic defense against Russia, dropped dead in the midst of great public ceremonies in his honor. J. Warren Madden, former chairman of the Labor Relations Board, who had not been re-ap pointed for another term on the board because of widespread criticism charging that he had been partial and prejudiced in his attitude, has been appointed a judge in the federal courts and his ap pointment has been confirmed by the Senate. German raiders have been operating in the Pa cific Ocean in ships “disguised” as Japanese, with Japanese names and flying the Japanese flag. It is reported that the Japanese are and have been outfitting ships for use as German raiders. President Roosevelt’s report “On the State of the Nation” to the new Congress, which assembled for the first time at noon Friday of this week, is expected to contain recommendations as to the specific means by which England can best be aided. BACKWASH to By Tom Giltis km fwmm **Baekwajfc: Am afitatioa rmanJtinjr from oomo action or occurrence."—Webster. The Longer You Live, the Older lege officials received an earnest You Get . . . Cotton Bowl after- plea from the family concerned in maths are many, but three in par- respect to the bowl fever. Was the A comedy based on an impossible a story of two British lovers dur- ticular rate going over . . . The fever contageous, the mother want- biological situation is coming to ing World War I. The story has first concerns the air waves’ hefty ed to know, and had any students the Assembly Hall at noon Sat- been reworked a little to measure songbird, Kate Smith. Long an died as a result of the disease? urday. The plot, which is the main up to the specifications of World ardent Fordham Even further, “Are there available drawing card for the feature, shows War II interest and to measure ^ ' ri f fan, Kate is also a facilities to satisfactorily treat the some of the comical and illogical down to get under the specifica- sincere booster of disease?” The letter ended with, situations which happen when a tions of the censors. It is also a American patrio- “If the situation becomes serious, biological “TURNABOUT” chang- part of a longstanding MGM plan tism—to which end we would like to make arrange- es the sex of both people of a to make their star Robert Taylor she might call time ments to have our son sent home young married couple. The ad- more on the he-man side for his out to educate the where this strange disease is un- vantages of such a situation for feminine fans. In this they achieve Rams in the ways known.” comedy are obvious. a degree of success with him as a of personal con- • • • Pretty Carole Landis is the wife dashing young army officer, but duct while t h e a TVif f erence for the normal P art of the P icture since no A Sgie is interested in how national anthem is t; c Lt; j s one 0 £ £- rgt g, 00( j he-manish he becomes, this point Fu«rmann being played. As Be ^ °f the current mirth-con- ro i es> rp he j agt time ghe wag geen i s wa sted on masculine air. Vivien the Aggie band played the Star items concerns the A. & M. here, under quite unfavorable cir- Leigh of “Gone With The Wind” Spangled Banner Wednesday af- professor who made it clear at the cums tances, was in “One Million fame is Taylor’s British ballerina ternoon, the A. & M. footballers c i ass ’ first meeting last Septem- c.”, but she is much prettier girl friend. snapped to attention and remain- k 61 ’ that h e did not want students an( j more attractive in the dress Taylor and Leigh conceive an ed that way throughout the song. r 10 ^ 63 during his lectures. a twentieth century young lady, undying passion for one another Not so the Fordhams—they were went well until a week or gh e i s the starlet for whom the during a London air raid, but after either pitching head gear at each so before the Christmas holidays, publicity departments tried so val- causing her to lose her job, Taylor other or taking part in a good old ^be pi of was mid-way in a lecture j an tiy to get called the ‘Ping Girl’ goes off to the war before he can fashioned bull session . . . No. 2 w ben he noticed a cadet in the but Life Magazine and several marry her. Here is the tricky job aftermath concerns Earl (Bama) iea r of the room writing furiously, others gave her such a nice spread that had to be put by the censors Smith. A few minutes after Bama ^be lecture stopped . . . An em- an( j publicity boost that all their because Vivian takes up street- made his spectacular touchdown, barrassing silence followed . . . e ff or t s were in vain. John Hub- wallking. The situation is handled he continually bothered the team’s ^be guilty student looked up. bard, a rather handsome but lesser discreetly, as it had to be to get popular physician, Dr. P. A. Wood- “I thought I made it clear that known actor, is the normal hus- approved, but no one can fail to ard, with a “What time is it, Doc?” I wanted no notes taken in my band. get the point of the moral complex The reason wasn’t long in coming, classes,” the prof pointed out. Their trouble starts when a lov- involved. Bama, it seemed, had pullman res- That s ok eh, the alleged stu- erg > S p 0 ^ en ds in a wish to change “Waterloo Bridge” is a tragedy ervations on a train leaving for dent blandly replied, I wasn t p] aces f or a {j a y an( j ^be wish is of World War I. It has some pre- Frisco City, Alabama at 5 o’clock, taking notes. I was writing a let- grated. The confusion of he’s for sentable acting in it and perhaps He pulled into Dallas’ Union Ter- ter! she’s and she’s for he’s would be a war time moral which will just minal at 4:58 . . . Last on the list The lecture—and the letter too terrific to try to explain, but fit the present day. is the Aggie-concern about Grant- writing—continued mutually un- the climax of the show comes when land Rice’s article praising the interrupted. the husband finds that he is going Fordham team and deriding the to have a baby. Cadets. Observers who are ac- . <rr , i. • u j i quainted with Rice have pointed Film To Be by is writing racy novels with some out that Rice has long been a ghOWH At ACFO wSfkTownlo/his bi" “that Club Meeting Monday pecu f'f u “ tio h n t s L uc f h £ this one and “The Night Life Of respec . ^ ^ The picture, “Visualization of the Gods.” “Turnabout” is a light Air Flow” will be shown at the comedy with no sense at all be- Prexy VS. J3,wn meeting of The Institute of Aero- hind it, but if you are interested in The relative fame of college pres- nautical Science Monday night, Jan- a pleasant way to while away the idents vs. football players is an nary 6. It is the type of film that time without worrying about how almost untested subject, but the should prove interesting to all, and logical it is, this is a pretty good eighth grade students in Blanco particularly valuable to those who show to see. settled the question with a blunt intend to follow the aeronautical Saturday midnight at the Cam- finality a few weeks ago. professon; in it is shown an en- pus CO mes “WATERLOO BRIDGE” In a class of 25 boys studying tirely new and different process agriculture, the instructor asked for determining and portraying ed film> other parts of the meet _ the students to identify the four the flow of air over an object. ing are expected to prove inter _ names he had written on the board. Prior and parallel to the show- ti f in ch The men were Dr. T. O. Walton, ing of the film, a verbal description ^ew Euless a's will be of ex the Aggies’ prexy; Dr. Homer P. and explanation of the process will treme importance to all concer ned Raney, No. 1 man at Texas U.; be given by Mr. Higgens of the with the organization . for e xam- and John Alec Kimbrough and Aeronautical Engineering Depart- ple> detai]s concerning the Boeing Jack Crain, both of whom have ment. played a little football for their respective institutions. Here’s the way the students an swered: 1 boy correctly identified Dr. Rainey 3 boys identified Dr. Walton aright. 17 boys recognized Cowboy Jack. 25 boys (100 per cent) had Big Jawn’s number. • • • Not Yet About three per cent of Aggie- land’s population hails from Puerto Rico or one of the Central Amer ican nations. The distance from College Station to their home towns being what it is, the lads from the equatorial region generally com plete their college education be fore returning home—the only son- to-mother contact being via mail. Which brings things around to one of the best of the current giggle items. It concerns the Aggie junior who had written to the Spanish- flavored nation of his birth and related to the family that bowl fever was running riot at College Station of late. Within a month, one of the col- In addition to the above mention- WHATS SHOWING AT THE ASSEMBLY HALL Saturday 12:45—;“TURN-| ABOUT,” featuring Adolphe Menjou, Carole Landis, John Hubbard, William Gargan and Mary Astor. Saturday 6:45 & 8:30— “OUR TOWN,” with William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter and Beulah Bondi. Monday 3:30 & 6:45— “THIRD FINGER, LEFT HAND,” starring Myrna Loy and Melvyn Douglas. AT THE CAMPUS Saturday—“TOWER OFf LONDON,” featuring Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Nan Grey, Ian Hunter and Vincent Price. Saturday midnight, Sun day, Monday—“WATERLOO BRIDGE,” starring Robert Taylor, Vivien Leigh, Lucile Watson and Maria Ouspen- skaya. Scholarship competition and the Institute’s new Conference’ and Seminar room will be discussed. The meeting will start promptly at 7 p.m., and all are invited to attend. University of Nebraska’s depart ment of psychology is conducting research into effects of diets on physical development. — 1 It’s time to have anti freeze placed in your ra diator. Call us and we will come and get your car and also return it. Grant’s Service Station Dial 4-1120 »,j(lcL444iXxSU4>,o HOME AND BACK BY Railway Express! Direct as a "touchdown pass” is the campus-to-home laundry service offered by RAILWAY EXPRESS. We call for your laundry, take it home... and then bring it back to you at your college address. It’s as quick and convenient as that! 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