The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 11, 1941, Image 2

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The Battalion
Th« Battalion, official newspaper of the Agricultural and
Mechanical College of Texas and the city of College Station, is
published 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, wider the Act of Congress of March 8, 1879.
Subscription rate, $3 a school year. Advertising rates npon
Represented nationally by National Advertising Service, Inc.,
at New York City, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, and San
Office, Room 122, Administration Building. Telephone
1940 Member 1941
Plssodoled Collegiate Press
Bob Nisbet
George Fuermann
Keith Hubbard
_ Editor-In-Chief
Associate Editor
Advertising Manager
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Editorial Assistant
Staff Artist
Tom Vann
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J. B- Pierce, Phil Levine Proof Readers
Sports Department
Hub Johnson Sports Editor
Bob Mytrs Assistant Sports Editor
Mike Haikin, Jack Hollimon
W. F. Oxford Junior Sports Editors
Cirenlatton Department
Tommy Henderson Circulation Manager
W. G. Hauger, E. D. Wilmeth Assistant Circulation Managers
V. D. Aabury, E. S. Henard Circulation Assistants
Photography Department
Phil Golman Photographic Editor
James Carpenter, Bob Crane, Jack Jones,
Jack Siegal Assistant Photographers
Bill Clarkson Managing Editor
Jack Hendricks Assistant Advertising Manager
Junior Editors
Leo Rogers E. M. Rosenthal
Reportorial Staff
Jack Aycock, Jack Decker, Walter Hall, Ralph Inglefield,
Tom Leland, Beverly Miller, W. A. Moore, Mike Speer, Dow
Neatness Minded
ONE OF THE TOPICS for discussion at the last
meeting of the Student Welfare Committee was the
problem of keeping the campus in a neat condi
It is obvious to any observing person that this
is a problem of timely significance. It is also obvious
to any thinking person that it is a problem which
cannot be solved at a Welfare meeting. We do not
mean that the discussion was out of place there—
far from it. The committee is to be commended for
taking an interest in the problem. What we do mean
is that any solution of the problem must arise in
the cadet corps itself.
Each individual must consider it his personal
duty, so far as his own actions are concerned, to
keep the campus more free from paper and trash.
The Care and Maintenance of Grounds Depart
ment keeps several men employed all the time pick
ing up paper. But it is evident that they can’t
keep up with 6,000 students. We do not believe that
the “littering habit” is intentional with anyone;
rather, merely the result of thoughtlessness.
So let’s become “neatness-minded”. Don’t throw
candy and cigarette wrappers on the ground. Us
ually it is just a short distance to some waste
can. Let’s make Aggieland as neat as any other col
lege. Let’s show visitors that we 6,000 boys can be
as neat as any other group.—Allan Madely.
Quotable Quotes
“WE KNOW THAT THE WAR in Europe will not
permanently solve any problems for American
young people. And come what may, we agree that
America must be strong. This means not only
military powers and armaments, but also genuine
internal soundness. In this there is no more impor
tant element than the correction of our glaring
deficiencies in employment, education, guidance
and health for youth.” Howard Y. McClusky, asso
ciate director, American Youth commission, places
America’s principal problems within her own bor
“Through the thousand years of university one
fact has stood out: universities have flourished
when their teachings were relevant to the times;
universities have withered when they clung to out
worn disciplines and traditions. But lest we rashly
innovate for innovation’s sake, we must remember
that universities have also sickened when they en
tered rashly upon new ventures irrelevant to the
problems of their times.” President James B. Conant
of Harvard university sees danger in drastic educa
tional change.
“We have a new conception of citizenship with
which to deal; our task is to produce the public in
dividual who participates, rather than the private
individual who calls for his rights. We need to lay
emphasis in these days on responsibilities as well
as privileges or our experiment in democracy will
soon be ended.” Dr. Clarence A. Dykstra, national
selective service director and president of the Uni
versity of Wisconsin, upholds the draft as part of
the democratic way.
THE MAIN PURPOSE of this writer’s article in
last Tuesday’s Open Forum was to emphasize the
lack of information regarding the employers contri
bution to the problems of labor and capital. This
referred not only to the press and radio in general,
but in particular to the column of AS THE WORLD
TURNS in the Saturday edition of the Battalion.
Before proceeding, the writer would like to apologize
for his erroneous inference that the columnist was
in favor of the abolition of labor unions as a result
of his persistent criticism of their activities. How
ever, the main issue that the writer attempted to
bring out, that of information regarding employers’
illegal acts being minimized or totally ignored, went
unanswered as far as this writer could discover.
The writer did not deny that labor in this case
had committed illegal acts, but tried to point out
that neither had the company been guiltless. The
present strike at the Bethlehem Steel Corporation
cannot be considered as a separate and isolated in
cident, as the following sequence of events in its
employer-employee record reveals:
1. From 1933-1936 this company spent $72,-
285.52 for purposes of labor espionage and indus
trial munitions used in strike breaking, rather than
accept the demands of its workers for the right of
collective bargaining under the NIRA and Wagner
2. In 1936 and 1937 it contributed $10,000 per
year to the National Association of Manufacturers,
together with other large firms, to finance a pro
gram fostering company unions and local vigilante
committees. (Up to 1933 its normal assessment in
this organization had been $750 per year.) This
was the answer of this company to the declaration
of Congress that it was to the best interests of the
country to legalize the right of collective bargain
ing. (Based on testimony before a Senate Commit
tee, Document No. 6, 76th Cong., 1st SS, pages 51,
114, and 144.)
3. It has fought to the limit in the courts
every decision of the NLRB, all of which were de
cided in the favor of the workers, and in which the
Supreme Court has upheld the board in the only
case to reach this tribunal so far.
4. In view of this past record, it was perhaps
acting true to form, when in the present difficul
ties, the president of the corporation suggested to
Mr. Knudsen that the proper way to deal with the
workers was to call out the militia. According to the
article in Time, Mr. Knudsen leaned over the con
ference table and warned the company officials
“That would be pure murder”.
In his last article, the columnist suggested
that the workers could have secured a just settle
ment of the dispute by using their rights of collec
tive bargaining. The writer would like to suggest
that it takes two to make a bargain, and if the
company has always refused to recognize this legal
right, how much faith could the workers be expected
to have in such a procedure? It was further sug
gested that it is an axiom of the law that parties
must come in the courts with clean hands. In view
of the record of this company, did the columnist
mean to infer by the absence of any statement to
the contrary, that the Bethlehem Steel Corporation
has clean hands, in view of the above facts ?
Wouldn’t it make a stronger case in demanding obe
dience to the law on the part of the workers, if
the employer were also specifically required to do
the same? Equality before the law is also generally
regarded as another axiom of democratic processes.
In conclusion, the writer would like to say
that he agrees with the columnist that the strike
should be a weapon to be used only in last resort,
but if employers refuse to recognize the legality
of peaceful means of settlement, then certainly they
cannot be considered entirely guiltess when violence
does break out. The writer has yet to see in the
column under question a single admission that an
employer in any case has ever done wrong. Infor
mation on this point is conspicuous by its absence,
and the thesis of these two articles is that the vio
lations of law by the employee have been emphasiz
ed, while those of the employer have been largely
ignored. Perhaps when we take away the right of
individual companies to have their own private po
lice and arsenals, insist on peaceful means of sett
ling disputes, develop public police forces which will
impartially enforce the law, we will have a much
better case for ourselves in insisting that the mem
bers of labor unions obey the law in all cases. All
that the writer insisted on was equal treatment of
both parties before the law and in the court of
public opinion.
Instructor in Economics
As the World Turns.
By DR. R. w. STEEN
characteristic of the Dutch. For many years they
were governed by Spain or by Austria, but they
have never submitted gracefully to the rule of out
siders. They were always damaging the aggressor by
acts which would now be described as sabotage, and
were ever ready to break into open
rebellion when an opportunity of
fered. The situation in Holland to
day is similar in many ways to
that of long ago when the ances
tors of the contemporary Dutch
were opposing Spanish rule. Ger
many has overrun Holland, but it
has not yet made good Nazis of
the Dutch people. It seems that
acts of sabotage occur with great
frequency, while some German sol
diers have been killed, and it seems
steen that all kinds of information con
stantly makes its way to British hands. When the
opportunity offers the Dutch will probably be one of
the first peoples to rise in revolt against their
German rulers.
The lease-lend bill has finally been passed by the
Senate. The House will waste little time in agree
ing to the Senate amendments, and the bill should
reach the president for his signature on Wednes
day. With the passing of this bill America becomes
in fact the arsenal of the democracies. Germany
resents the measure, as can readily be understood,
and everyone should now be willing to admit that
America has a definite interest in the outcome of
the war. We have now gone so far that we could
never convince a victorious Germany that we were
neutral during the conflict. Even if our army and
navy are never used, it is now our war, and one
which Germany must not be permitted to win.
Japan still seems to offer the surest chance of
American intervention. The Japanese foreign min
ister will visit in Berlin this week, and there he
will doubtless be told to speed up his activity in the
Pacific, so as to interest America there. He will
doubtless want Germany to obtain some kind of a
pledge from Russia, and Germany may be able to
obtain this. However, Japan should know as well as
anyone the value of a promise made by Russia or
any of the three members of the Axis group. Amer
ica is not anxious to fight Japan, but America is
not anxious to see Japan expand too rapidly in the
Pacific. Undue Japanese action would reduce Amer
ican aid to Britain, but that will doubtless re
main our major interest for some weeks to come.
There is a rumor, but only a rumor, to the effect
that Germany will promise Japan that Germany will
declare war on America as soon as fighting begins
between America and Japan.
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"And when I knew him, he wasn't worth a dime!”
State Health Department Maintains
Health Units in Military Troop Areas
Establishment of health units in
areas where military troops are
concentrated has been a specific
responsibility of the State Health
Department in the National De
fense Program, Dr. Geo. W. Cox,
State Health officer, announced.
These health units designed to
maintain the health of the civil
ian population in areas adjacent to
military reservations have regula
tory public health control of all
the territory within a radius of five
to fifteen miles from the reser
vations proper.
The personnel of these units,
specially trained in the technique
of military and public health, guard
against insanitary practices in the
production and distribution of milk
and food supplies. Special atten
tion is also given to water supplies
and sewage disposal within the
area. Housing codes have been set
up to minimize hazards which
might under ordinary circumstances
exist. Permits are required for the
construction and operation of re
tail establishments within the area
showing that sanitary regulations
have been complied with in all de
The control of the communicable
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diseases is the primary objective
in the establishment of these health
units. The presence of military per
sonnel within the civilian areas
necessitates constant control mea
sures to keep communicable dis
eases under check and avert any
possible epidemics inside the reser
vations or in the surrounding area
among the non-military popula
These full-time public health
units adapted to areas adjacent to
military reservations have been es
tablished around Camp Bowie at
Brownwood, Camp Barkeley at Ab
ilene, Camp Wolters at Mineral
Wells, and in the five-county area
surrounding Camp Hulen at Palac
ios. Additional public health per
sonnel has been added to the exist
ing health unit at Corpus Christ!
for special work in the territory
surrounding the U. S. Naval Base
and to the health unit at El Paso
to serve the teritory surrounding
Fort Bliss.
It is anticipated that within the
near future several additional mili
tary health units will be estab
lished in areas of the State where
military camps are in existence and
in areas where ship yards, airplaiie
factories and related defense es
tablishments necessitate the con
centration of large bodies of civil
ian or military population.
When the “N ORTHWEST
MOUNTED POLICE” and one of-
the Texas Rangers get together
there is bound to be some good
scrapping around. Sure enough
there are some rather bloody bat
tles and they look really bloody
and gory in technicolor.
The films has so many starts
that they run over one another.
Lots of pictures have thee major
stars like this one but when back
ed by seven minor stars of such
proportions, you’ve got something.
Each character has a part all his
own to work out and keep before
the audience but it gets rather con
fusing trying to keep up with so
many distractions which are not
really essential to the story.
One of the performances to note
is that of Paulette Goddard as the
fierce halfbreed girl of the Cana
dian northwoods. She talks through
gritted teeth when mad and is a
ver’, ver’ bad girl who no care
who knows it. She strings along
Robert Preston, Preston Foster,
Texas Ranger Gary Cooper, and
almost half the cast of the Mount-
ies. Beautiful, blonde Madeleinq
Carroll seems slightly out of place
in such a rugged setting. Her
beauty is for a more civilized back
The show has vivid ■ color and
dashing melodrama. There are too
many people to try to keep up
with all of them so take the best
few. The show is good all right
but not so good as the super-special
it has been played up to be.
For most law-abiding wives,
there’s no such thing as “TOO
has them and rather enjoys the
situation. The show is old and a
slapstick comedy that is not worth
seeing twice but it is pretty good
the first time.
The story follows an Enoch Ard
en plot of a lost but a returning
first husband who finds, wifey
married to his former business
partner. Without giving her time
to explain he rushes in and wants
to start over where he left off.
When told of the marriage the
two husbands have some nice com
petition to show her which she
should accept permanently, how
ever, the law finally settles the
questions of the two husbands.
Jean Arthur rather enjoys being
pursued by two ardent husbands
and slyly encourages both Fred
MacMurray and Melvyn Douglas
to try for her hand. This is what
puts the comedy slant on the show.
It will be decent comedy for those
who haven’t see it before but it
will be stale stuff for a second
15^ to 5 p.m. — 200 after
“The Bank Dick”
Also “Information Please”
Fox News
Based u a story by louts J. Vance ■ A Columbia Mctun
Also Carl Hoff Orchestra
For Eye Examination
and Glasses, consult
Dr. J. W. Payne
109 S. Main Bryan
Tuesday, March, 11, 1941
Via Texas Quality Network
(not carried on WTAW)
6:15 a.m.-6:30 a. m.—Texas Farm
and Home Program—Ruby Mash-
burn, Extension District Agent;
Tildon Easley, Agronomy Depart
11:25 a. m.—Sign-On; Weather,
11:30 a. m.—Father Flanagan’s
11:45 a. m.—Serenade in Tango
12:00 noon—Sign-Off.
Wednesday, March 1, 1941
6:15 a. m.-6:30 a. m.—Texas Farm
and Home Program—D. H. Reid,
Head,. Poultry Husbandry Depart
ment; Hobgood Price, Agricultural
Engineering Department; Fred
Rennels, Agricultural Adjustment
11:25 a. m.—Sign-On; Weather,
1:30 a. m.—George E. Sokol-
sky, Commentator (National Asso
ciation of Manufacturers).
11:45 a. m.—Kitchen Clock.
12:00 noon—Sign-Off.
1:15 p. m.-l:30 p. m.—Texas
School of the Air.
Tuesday — “THE LONE
with Warren William, Jean
Muir, Eric Blore, Victor
Jory and Roger Pryor.
Wednesday, Thursday —
featuring Jean Arthur, Fred
MacMurray and Melvyn
Tuesday 3:30 & 6:45 —
“GO WEST,” featuring the
Marx Brothers, John Carroll
and Dianna Lewis.
Wednesday, Thursday 3:30
& 6:45 — “NORTHWEST
ring Gary Cooper, Madeleine
Carroll, Paulette Goddard,
Preston Foster, Robert Pres
ton, George Bancroft, Lynne
Overman, Akim Tamiroff,
Walter Hampden and Lon
Chaney, Jr.
Assembly Hall
3:30 and 6:45
Comedy... News
Princeton university’s income for the last fis
cal year exceeded expenditures by $5,079.
Choose your spring ties
from our large assort
ment of the newest col
ors and latest designs.
Two Nationally Known Lines
Tcchn/coior !
Produced and Directed by CECIL B. DeMILLE
Wednesday - Thursday
3:30 and 6:45
Cartoon... Orchestra
A Paramount Picture
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