The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 18, 1941, Image 2

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Page 2- The Battalion STUDENT TRI-WEEKLY NEWSPAPER TEXAS A. & M. COLLEGE Tha Battalion, official newspaper of the Airrieultural and Haehanlcal 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. Bntered 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 upon Moueat. Represented nationally by National Advertising Service, Inc., at New York City, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Office, Room 122, Administration Building. Telephone 44444. 1940 Member 1941 Associated Gol!e6icite Press Bob Nisbet Editor-in-Chief George Fuermann Associate Editor Keith Hubbard Advertising Manager Tom Vannoy Editorial Assistant Pete Tumlinson Staff Artist J. B- Pierce, Phil Levine Proof Readers Sports Department Hub Johnson Sports Editor Bob Myers Assistant Sports Editor Mike Haikin, Jack Hollimon W. F. Oxford Junior Sports Editors Circulation Department Tommy Henderson Circulation Manager W. G. Hauger, E. D. Wilmeth Assistant Circulation Managers F. D. Asbury, E. S. Henard Circulation Assistants Photography Department Phil Qolman Photographic Editor James Carpenter. Bob Crane, Jack Jones, Jack Siegal Assistant Photographers TUESDAY’S EDITORIAL STAFF Bill Ciarkson J Managing Editor Jack Hendricks Assistant Advertising Manager Junior Editors Lee Rogers E. M. Rosenthal Repertorlal Staff Jack Aycock, Jack Decker, Walter Hall, Ralph Inglefield, Pom Leland, Beverly Miller, W. A. Moore, Mike Speer, Dow Wynn. Freedoms We Defend “IN THE FUTURE DAYS which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. “THE FIRST is freedom of speech and ex pression—everywhere in the world. “THE SECOND is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way—everywhere in the world. “THE THIRD is freedom from want, which, translated into world terms, means economic under standings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants . . . “THE FOURTH is freedom from fear, which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor . . , “That is no vision of a distant millennium. It is a definite basis for a kind of world attainable in our own time and generation. That kind of world is the very antithesis of the so-called “new order” of tyranny which the dictators seek to create with the crash of a bomb. To that new order we oppose the greater conception—the moral order . . . “The world order which we seek is the coopera tion of free countries, working together in a friend ly, civilized society. This nation has placed its destiny in the hands, heads and hearts of its mil lions of free men and women, and its faith in freedom under the guidance of God. Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere ...” These above are the words of President Roose velt, in his message to Congress, January 6, 1941. In this address, the President has expressed the opinion of the American people concerning our position on the world situatioii today. The rights to individual which we have maintained for over one hundred and fifty years are at stake in the world combat in progress. None of these essential free doms can be assured until the totalitarian powers have been forced to accept the theory that their style of government is not to the advantage of the general public. Quotable Quotes ■“The basic policy originally laid down for the civil pilot training program contemplated that it should be justified on educational and economic grounds alone, apart from the great significance which it held in connection with national defense. Any of the young people who have gone through the course can attest to the educational values of it. Economically, it directly benefits the manufacturer of small planes, the struggling instructors, and de- dounds to the benefit of air transportation through the increased interest in aviation which would nat urally result. Now that we are in a period of fren zied expansion of aircraft plant capacities, I fore see perhaps a greater economic value in the cushion which will be provided against the slump which inevitably will follow the cessation of hostilities.” G. Grant Mason, Jr., member of the Civil Aero nautics board, cautions against a short-sighted view of the civil pilot training program. “Today as formerly, war requires a just cause, a good to be obtained that will far outweigh the evils which inevitably and necessarily follow. In the modern world no search can reveal a cause pro portionate to the destruction wrought in every order, physical, political, social, moral and spiritual, by a war such as the last. A war, completely mo dern in character and universal in scope, is, Pope Pius XI has said ‘so monstrously murderous and al most certainly suicidal’ that for a statesman or government initiating aggressive war to attempt to assign to it a proportionate cause is vain even to the point of folly and malice.” Dr. John K. Ryan, assistant professor of philosophy at Catholic uni versity, holds that modern aggressive war as an instrument of national policy cannot be justified in the light of the tradition of the Catholic ethic of war. —Associated Collegiate Press OPEN FORUM A Students Opinion On The Answer To Strike RECENTLY THERE have appeared in The Bat talion a series of articles on strikes, their abolish ment, their justification, and how they affect the present defense program. This is my candid opinion for handling strikes through the present national Emergency. I am against extreme schemes for abolishing or curtailing strikes, or the right to strike. So, I believe, as anybody who has more than a superficial knowledge of capital-labor relations. The gist of my proposal is that we extend through out United States industry the operative principle of the Railway Labor Act. That principle, the main spring which makes the RLA work so well, is the waiting period between the time a lot of workers’ indignation boils up over some real or supposed injustice and the time an actual strike occurs. Dur ing that period, RLA experience has shown, pas sions are extremely likely to cool off on both sides; and before that period ends, a fair settlement is extremely likely to be reached. Can’t we get going on such an arrangement pretty soon? There should be appropriate enabling legislation, after which labor, capital, and govern ment should get busy bringing order and goodwill out of the present chaos of strike threats, hurried settlements, occasional, and actual strikes—all to the accompaniment of confusing and inflammatory screams from extremeist bystanders. I believe labor, being as patriotic as anybody else, will welcome any fair plan for cutting strikes to a minimum while this emergency lasts. Mayo Thompson, ’41 Man, Your Manners BY L SHERWOOD Affairs of the Heart To those who are young an “affair of the heart” means love, but to those of us who are getting older it is pretty apt to mean that the heart isn’t for loving and generous impulses only. An “affair of the heart” after forty is almost certain to mean heart disease. For the benefit of the young we’ll go into detail about getting engaged which is a pretty important affair of the heart to them. The Proposal—No matter how long a young couple have known each other or how long they have been in love, neither one (especially the girl) should take it for granted that they will be married until the young man has made a definite proposal, and it has been accepted. The young man should an nounce their decision to the young lady’s father (mother or near relative). This is necessary even though the girl may already have told her parents. Announcement—When the announcement is to be made public, whether or not the wedding date is settled upon, intimate friends and relatives may be informed a few days in advance personally or by notes. If the announcement is to be a surprise, they should be asked to tell no one. The Ring—It is, of course bought by the man and usually is a solitaire diamond, although this is not necessary. He may choose it himself or ask the girl to aid in its selection. Should the engage ment be broken, each must return all valuable gifts received from the other; this includes the ring. Parties—The families and friends of the young couple may entertain them at parties, large and small, and the parents of both should arrange to have other relatives meet at informal gatherings in their respective homes. Conduct of Engaged Couples—It is only natural that an engaged pair should not wish to have dates with others, but if the situation is unavoidable and consent has been granted, either may attend parties with another, but for appearance’s sake, not too often with the same person. Most engaged couples are considerate of those around them and do not give public demonstrations of their affection for each other. As the World Turns... BY DR. R. W. STEEN A BALKAN WAR is now a probability. A few weeks ago such a war was just a possibility, but the landing of a British force in Greece guarantees that Greece will make no trade with the Axis. The landing of this force has also strengthened the de termination of Yugoslavia to stand against the demands of the Axis. At the same time it is reported that the Russian bear is growling —rather timidly it is true, but growling just the same. Britain could ask for nothing better than the development of major fighting in the Balkans, for such a contest would make practically impossible the all out attack on Britain which the Nazis have promised, and at the same time would greatly de plete the Axis supplies of oil and other essential materials. President Roosevelt’s speech was well received in Britain. It was also well received in the other countries which will probably gain from American activity. The Axis powers could think of no better answer than that American aid would not be in time. Hitler declared Sunday that the Axis will win in spite of American aid to Britain. It is in teresting to note, however, that he did not set a date for the German victory. Not long since he was talking in terms of victory within a definite period, but now it seems that it has been postponed, and merely rests somewhere in the future. President Roosevelt made no startling state ments. He did not say that American ships would be used in getting supplies to Britain, but did make one or two statements which can be interpreted to mean that our ships will be used. It is even possible that he implied the use of American naval vessels to protect ships ferrying American goods to Britain. The Japanese minister is on his way to Berlin. His disposition probably had a change for the worse when he learned that six American warships had dropped in on a New Zealand port for a courtesy call. It is officially just a courtesy call, but is timed in such a way as to make Japanese dreams less pleasant. It is just possible that the navy de partment had such thoughts in mind in ordering the ships to visit South Pacific waters. Athletes are potentially better automobile driv ers than nonathletes, according to tests at Penn sylvania State College. Senior scientist with the Byrd expedition is Dr. F. Alton Wade, a 1926 graduate of Kenyon College. Steen THE BATTALION TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 1»41 Stephen F. Austin High School Band The band will present its first spring concert tonight at 8:15 at the Bryan high school auditorium. The proceeds of the program will go into the band fund for expenses of entering the state band contest in Alvin, April 4 and 5, including entry fees, traveling and other ex penditures made necessary. M-G-M is going to make a man things are pretty hard to beat for out of Robert Taylor yet if they down to earth comedy with one don’t look out and his latest picture person carrying the weight of all is a long step in that direction. “FLIGHT COMMAND” has him as both a lady’s man and a man’s man, but since the show is so heavily filled with Naval Air Corps doings, the man’s part seems to overshadow. In fact the Naval Air Corps pretty much monopolizes the sit uation. Even the woman element happens to be the squadron com mander’s wife, and when Taylor meets the woman, there is sure to be trouble. The trouble is raised because the commander and his wife are practically worshipped by the squadron, and Taylor is just an upstart flying cadet in a mass of old timers anyway. The wife, played by Ruth Hussey, is just being nice to Taylor but the other flyers misinterpret their friend ship. He has to save a life and test a fog landing instrument to prove to the fellows that he is a right guy. This show is good. It is an authentic picture of flying with the Navy and it has some thrilling climaxes without being cheaply sentimental. “MICHAEL SHAYNE, PRI VATE DETECTIVE” is only the beginning of more detective serials to follow. The detective in this case is a pretty good one too, Lloyd Nolan. And he has a neat little eye-full for the woman 4n his cases, Marjorie Weaver. The police chief is overly dumb, which makes No lan look overly smart. This is the first of a new series, and Nolan is able to throw a little life in a grade B detective story. There is no sense in avoiding this detective stuff but it is not worth much ex tra effort to see. And another of the Maisie series is coming off the reel at the As sembly Hall today. These Maisie SUMMER SHORT COURSES The short courses to be offered during the summer have been scheduled as follows: June 23-28, County Superintendent Conference combined with the Texas School Administration Conference; July 7-13; Farm Security Administra tion Conference; July 13-18, Farm ers Short Course; July 20-25, Fire mens Short Course; August 18-23, Coaching School. the laughs. “MAISIE WAS A LADY” is no exception. She has the always-smart exter ior that hides a heart of gold, she reforms a drunken playboy, Lew Ayres. For some snappy come backs from a girl who knows all the answers and even wrote part of the questions, Maisie is hard to beat. WHATS SHOWING AT THE CAMPUS Tuesday — “M I C H A E L SHAYNE, PRIVATE DE TECTIVE,” with Lloyd No lan, Marjorie Weaver, Joan Valerie, Walter Abel and Elizabeth Patterson. Wednesday, Thursday — “BARNYARD FOLLIES” with Mary Lee, Rufe Davis, Jed Prouty, Joan Woodbury, “Alfalfa” Sitzer, Jimmie Jef fries and Ralph Bowman. AT THE ASSEMBLY HALL Tuesday 3:30 & 6:45—- “MAISIE WAS A LADY,” featuring Ann Sothern, Lew Ayres, Maureen O’Sullivan, C. Aubrey Smith and Joan Perry. Wednesday, Thursday 3:30 & 6:45 — “FLIGHT COM MAND,” starring Robert Taylor, Walter Pidgeon, Ruth Hussey, Paul Kelly and Nat Pendleton. Dr. A. Benbow DENTIST Phone 375 Astin Building - Bryan FOR QUICK DELIVERY BLACK’S PHARMACY East Gate Dial 4-1182 Dick Lewis Will Escort Rachel Corder Dick Lewis, Alpine, B Chemical Warfare Service, has been selected by Rachel Corder to be her escort at the Round-Up at Texas Univers ity April 4, 5 and 6. Miss Corder, Burnett, was sel ected to represent A. & M. College at the Round-Up and was allowed to select her own escort Harvard University in the last year received gifts totaling $4,- 857,942. I’m going to HRDLICKA’S On Old College Road Juniors and seniors at Purdue university elect prom committee members by voting machine. Columbia university’s libraries report an increase of 4.5 per cent last year in use of their books. 15^ to 5 p.m. -— 20£ after TODAY ONLY LLOYD NOLAN —in— “Michael Shayne, Private Detective” with MARJORIE WEAVER rIso “Gun Dog’s Life” “Donald Duck” TOMORROW & THURS. also Artie Shaw & Orchestra ■ - • Assembly Hall Last Day “MAISIE WAS A LADY” —also— Crime does not pay . . . “Respect The Law” —News— 3:30 and 6:45 Ik Dan-davifs In the slcyt Dor.-d.W/j in lov»l Meal these zooming, diring eagles of the U. S. Nary as they soar through the romance of a beauty two pals loredl Kobi TAYIOR i in A MiTZO-GOlDWYN-MAYlIt ncrvut wm Ruth HUSSEY* Walter PIDGEON M PAUl KEUY'SHtmRD STRUDWICK• HAT PENDLETON IK A Frank Borzage Production; Directed by Frank Borzage /£f Wednesday - Thursday, March 19-20 Selected Shorts 3:30 and 6:45 4 -» t * » 0 < V * H f 4 <#■ t V 9 t. >