The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 08, 1941, Image 4
Of SPEE to Meet
At Rice April 11-12
The Texas Section, Society for
the Promotion of Engineering Edu
cation (S.P.E.E.) will hold its
tenth annual meeting at Rice In
stitute, Friday and Saturday, ac
cording to the program issued here
by H. C. Dillingham, professor of
electrical engineering at Texas A.
& M. College and secretary-treas
urer of the Texas Section.
Outstanding engineers from all
of the engineering schools in Tex
as will appear on the program as
speakers or discussion leaders dur
ing the two-day program. All phas
es of engineering education will
be covered by the speaker at the
meeting to be held on the Rice
The annual banquet will be held
• in the Lounge Room, Cohen House,
on the campus, with J. H. Pounr,
of Rice Institute, vice-chairman of
15^ to 5 p.m. — 20^ After
TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY
“Meet The Missus”
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A&M Architect Plans "House of the Month"
SELECTED AS “House of the
^ Month” at President Roosevelt’s
Conference on Home Ownership,
the above plan was designed by
Ernest Langford, head of the A.
& M. department of architecture.
It was recommended by the U.
S. Department of Agriculture for
either city or country residence,
and it is planned to appeal no only
to the prospective owner of a low-
cost private home but also to the
developer planning to build in
quantity to fill defense housing
Both for beauty and to insure
long life, the use of pure white
lead paint is recommended for the
original coat and for painting in
future years. The old reliable paint,
approved by government experts,
is outstanding in its durability and
keeps an even surface throughout
its long lifetime at a minimum
The bedrooms, living rooms and
dining rooms have cross ventila
tion. An insulated stove in the
k-ru ^ Ft
kitchen, together with mechanical
ventilation, will keep this room
comfortable in hot weather. And in
sulation under the room in the
first floor ceiling will keep the
whole house comfortable and will
save fuel cost in winter.
The floor plan layout is about
ideal. A hall gives access to every
room in the house except the
dining room. The living room, din
ing room and kitchen are well re
lated to one another, and the re
lation holds for the bedrooms and
bathrooms. Large windows pro
vide plenty of light and air. The
screened porch suggests many con
Complete building plans are be
ing made available by the U. S.
Department of Agriculture for the
price of $1. Included with the plans
is a cardboard cut-out model of the
house architecturally drawn to
scale. The model can be colored
to enable the builder to visualize
exactly what the completed house
will look like.
Texas Women’s Press Association
Holds Three-Day Convention in Bryan
Address at Session
Held Monday Night
Dr. T. 0. Walton, president of
the college, addressed one of the
sessions of the Texas Women’s
Press Association Monday night
during its three day convention in
Bryan. The Monday night session
which featured his address was
held in Maggie Parker’s Tea Room
by the Bryan and Brabos County
Chamber of Commerce.
The convention of the press as
sociation has attracted newspaper
women and writers from all sec
tions of the state for the purpose
of friendship and furthering an
understanding of their profession.
Some of the visiting newspaper
women were taken to lunch Mon
day in Duncan Hall by members
of the Battalion staff. Approxi
mately 50 members of the asso
ciation are attending.
This is the 48th annual convention
for the association. Sessions start
ed Sunday night at 8 p. m. in the
First Baptist church in Bryan and
will last until the closing session
-fthis morning. The executive board-f-ernor of Texas, spoke to the wom-
met Sunday afternoon at 2, fol
lowed by a musical program. A
poet’s hour led by Mrs. Albert
Dines, poet laureate of the asso
ciation, was also a feature of the
afternoon. Nancy Richie Ranson,
poet laureate of Texas, read one
of her own compositions.
Pat M. Neff, president of
Baylor University and former gov-
en at the' first night session of
the convention Sunday night.
The sessions were presided over
by Mrs. Cicero Parchman of Hous
ton, president; Mrs. Ross Woodall,
convention program chairman,
Huntsville; Mrs. A. J. Buchanan,
first vice-president; Miss Ruth
Douglas of Denton, second vice-
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For the first time in the history
of A. & M., a class in Commercial
Canning has started experiments
in quick-freezing vegetables. This
class, in the department of horti
culture, is being conducted by Rob
ert F. Cain, a graduate of Texas
Technological college, who spent
his first two years in college at A.
The first vegetable to be process
ed and frozen by the new method
is broccoli. Various container man
ufacturers have been contacted and
samples of their merchandise have
been assembled, and are being test
The method now being used is
expected to improve the quality
and condition of the vegetable to
such an extent that housewives
will prefer it to the so-called
“fresh” product available at gro
cery stores and vegetable displays,
because all of the freshness is re
tained in the quick-freezing pro
Step by step the process as it is
now being. used is to blanch the
fresh-picked broccoli in live steam
or boiling water for from three to
five minutes, according to the con
dition of the vegetable. The stems
are trimmed in two to three-inch
lengths for firm packing in the
container. Hard stalks are discard
ed before processing.
After the steaming or boiling
the vegetable is rinsed in cold
water, allowed to drain and packed
in the containers while still moist,
and frozen as quickly as possible.
The freezing is being done at
the animal husbandry department
freezer locker plant. The contain
er is first placed in a vault with
a tempertaure of 15 degrees
Fahrenheit until frozen. It then is
placed in zero temperature vaults
for storage until use.
Later in the course the students
will use asparagus, cauliflower,
peas, beans, spinach, blackberries
The public is invited to witness
the process and ask questions about
the findings of the students.
the association, presiding. Dean
H. B. Weiser, of Rice, will deliver
the address of welcome and J. W.
Kidd, Texas College of Mines and
Metallurgy, association chairman,
will give the response. Other speak
ers on the banquet program in
clude: D. B. Prentice, president,
S.P.E.E., Rose Polytechnic Insti
tute; and H. E. Slaymaker, British
Consul at Houston.
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