The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 08, 1941, Image 1

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    DIAL 4-5444
The Battalion
DIAL 4-5444
VOL. 40
Ring Dance
Plans Near
Function to be
Preceded by Ring
Ceremony, Banquet
The senior class of 1941 will
highlight its year of social activi
ties Friday night with the annual
banquet and Senior Ring dance.
The banquet will be held in the
annex of Sbisa hall with Mayo
Thompson of Fort Worth acting as
Following the banquet will be
the presentation of awards to out
standing seniors of the year, and
a presentation of the class history
by Aubrey Hamilton of McKinney,
class historian.
At 7:30 A1 Donahue and his or
chestra will begin playing for the
ring ceremony in which the couples
go through a large ring designed
similar to the class rings and in
which the girl reverses the ring
on the cadets finger. The ceremony
is then completed with a kiss.
This year, in order to reduce the
amount of time required, two rings
have been constructed.
The favors for the occasion will
be gold pins of the same design as
the cap on the rings.
Programs are covered with ma
roon leather which has been stamp
ed with an eagle in the upper left
corner and “A. & M. Class of 41”
in the lower right corner. It is
bound with white cord and the in
side is made up of white, thus bear
ing out the school colors. Inside
is printed the names of the class
officers, the various committees
and the chaperones to the dance.
Tickets to the dance will remain
one sale at Bob Langford’s room
(107 Law) until 5 p. m. today.
Favor tickets will be obtained
from Bob Little in 206 Bizzell un
til the beginning of the dance at
Musical Review
Plans Completed
Offering a top-flight, well-pre
pared program, the first Engineers
day musical review sponsored by
the Student Engineering council
will be the feature attraction next
Saturday evening, W. W. Sullivan,
co-chairman, said.
Scheduled to start at 6:30, the
review was so fixed as not to in
terfere with other engineering ac
tivities on that day.
Tickets for the event will be on
sale at each of the engineering
department offices, at Guion hall,
and at the doors of both mess
halls after dinner and supper Sat
urday. The price of the affair
is 25 cents.
The review has been well pre
pared and daily reheasals have
been held for the past several
days. Scenery and props for the
events were obtained with great
difficulty because of their heter
ogenous character.
King Dance Vocalist
Above is Dee Keating, vocalist with A1 Donahue and his or
chestra which will play for the annual Senior Ring Dance and
Banquet Friday night in Sbisa hall. The function will begin
promptly at 7 p. m.
Student Leaders Visit Houston
Industrial and Business Leaders
Dean Kyle Escorts
Group Which Dines
With Humble Prexy
Escorted by Agriculture Dean E.
J. Kylej nine A. & M. senior stu
dent body visited prominent Hous
ton industrial and business leaders
“Purpose of this annual trip,”
Dean Kyle said, “is to acquaint
our student leaders with outstand
ing representatives of the South
west’s great industries.”
Cadets making the trip include
W. A. Becker, Kaufman, cadet col
onel; Paul G. Haines Jr., Bryan,
cadet lieutenant colonel and second
in command of the corps; Tom B.
Richey, San Antonio, senior class
president; Tommie Vaughn, Brown-
wood, varsity football player; Jim
Thomason, also of Brownwood and
an all-conference back; Charles
Henke, Kerrville, varsity football
Ruth Taubenhaus Is
Class Valedictorian
Ruth Taubenhaus, former stu
dent of A. & M. Consolidated
school and a local resident has
been announced as valedictorian of
her senior class at Barnard Col
lege, New York City.
Miss Taubenhaus is the daughter
of Mrs. J. J. Taubenhaus of Col
lege Station. She graduated from
Stephen F. Austin High School in
1937, after starting her high school
work in the A. & M. Consolidated
Miss Taubenhaus has also made
Pho Beta Kappa, the national schol
arship fraternity and has received
numerous other student honors
during her college career.
guard; E. L. Wehner, Del Rio, ca
det major in command of the Ag
gie band, G. D. Anderson, Farwell,
president of the Scholarship Honor
society, and George Fuermann,
Houston, Battalion associate edi
tor and Student Aid Fund chair
Farm Officials Seen
The group called on officials of
the Farm Credit administration,
conferring with Jack Shelton, gen
eral agent; Sterling C. Evans, pres
ident of the Federal Loan bank; T.
P. Priddy, president of the Inter
mediate Credit bank; Dr. V. B. Lee,
president of the Production Credit
corporation, and Roy Davis, vice
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Louderback Will
Lecture Twice Today
Dr. George D. Louderback is giv
ing two lectures today under the
auspices of the department of geol
The general topic is “Geology
Applied to Engineering.” The first
is to be given at 10 a. m. It will
be a discussion of why and how
geology can be useful in engineer
ing projects, including types of
problems and methods.
The second lecture will be given
at 7:30 o’clock tonight. Dr. Louder
back will discuss specific examples
of the relation of geology to engi
neering problems, including the
tragic failure of the St. Francis
Dam in Southern California.
Friday evening he will discuss
the structure and physiography of
the basin ranges of Nevada.
All lectures are being held in
the lecture room of the Geology-
Petroleum building.
12,000 Campus Visitors Will See Week End’s
Vast Engineers’ Day and Parents’ Day Functions
Nationally Famed Lou Breeze Band
To Play Junior Prom and Final Ball
Lou Breeze and his nationally
famed orchestra will play for the
Junior Prom June 5 and for the
Final Ball June 6, Melville Phil
lips, chairman of the dance com
mittee announced yesterday.
This famous orchestra has play
ed in large cities throughput the
United States and over many of
the larger radio networks.
Skip Morr, talented vocalist, will
be presented with the orchestra.'
The dance committee includes
Welville Phillips, Greenville; R. B.
Pearce, Dallas; W. C. Rohrer,
Galveston; Alden Cathey, Fort
Worth; and Richard Weirus, San
“This orchestra will be one of
the finest orchestras presented
at A. & M. this year,” Phillips
stated yesterday.
Gillis Named
Winner of First
BAR Honor Award
Tom Gillis, editor-elect of The
Battalion and vice-president of the
junior class, has been selected by
a college committee as the honor
man in his class and, as a result,
he will receive an award of $200
being presented by the Daughters
of the American Revolution, Reg
istrar E. J. Howell announced yes
The award will be presented at
the parents’ day review Sunday.
The selection of the student to
receive the reward was made on
the basis of scholarship in com
pliance with a request of Mrs.
Edwin Stanton Lammers, state re
gent of the DAR, in a letter to
President T. O. Walton.
“During our Denton state con
ference, it was voted that the in
terest from some bonds that our
Texas DAR owns, be given each
year to the junior honor man at
A. & M. college at the beginning
of his senior year,” the letter
As a basic list of juniors from
which to make the selection, the
juniors from which to make the
selection, the juniors who had dis
tinguished for for five consecutive
semesters were taken.
This included 18 cadets whose
grade point averages are: Tom
Gillis 2.989; Rufus Pearce 2.960;
Bradford Hardie 2.896; Don
Gabriel 2.893; R. F. Keller 2.842;
Roland Bing 2.752; Robert Craw
ford 2.741; Jack Lamberson 2.710;
Eugene Copeland 2.659; P. T. Wil
liams 2.627; Tomomi Ando 2.609;
A. W. Sissom 2.608; J. M. Holli
day 2.602; Jabus Barker 2.580; R.
M. Warren 2.527; Ransom Kenny
2.442; Turney Leonard 2.377; and
Gene Wilmeth 2.385.
A & M. Bolsters National Defense Efforts By Offering Special Courses
To Train Inspectors, Designers, Testers and Supervisors In Summer School
America’s defense effort is plac
ing a great responsibility upon the
educational institutions of this
country, and Texas A. & M., long
recognized for its technical excel
lence, also has a definite place in
Amreica’s defense efforts.
Present day conditions of war
fare and defense have placed a
premium on well-trained skilled la
bor. In order to coordinate defense
efforts, highly trained men are
needed in all fields of industry. The
speed up, due to the National De
fense effort, has caused an acute
shortage of trained men in many
fields of engineering endeavor, and
special emphasis is being placed on
the training of detailers, inspect
ors, designers, testers, production
supervisors, draftsmen, chemists,
radio men, architectural construct
ion men and camp sanitarians.
A. & M. will offer special cours
es this summer leading to positions
in national defense industries.
•Courses .will start during June and
July and continue throughout the
summer. Many of these courses
are open to high school graduates
who have no previous college train
ing or experience. Since these
courses are being offered at the
close of the regular school term,
many high school graduates who
do not plan to go to college and
college students who are finan
cially or for other reasons unable
to return to college in the fall
may find in these courses a means
of gaining useful and specialized
training to enable them to secure
work in fields of endeavor of value
to National Defense. College stu
dents who expect to return to school
next fall are not eligible for these
courses. In every case these cours
es give a thorough training suf
ficient for the trainee to hold a
job in the field covered by the
course. These courses should not
be confused, however, with the
more comprehensive four-year col
lege professional courses.
Practically all men who com
pleted the courses which were fin
ished May 3 have found employ
ment in defense industries.
Courses will be offere in aero
nautical engineering, aircraft in
spection, chemistry of powder and
explosives (two courses), chemistry
and testing of engineering mater
ials, surveying and mapping (two
courses), structural drafting, de
sign and construction of reenforced
concrete, materials testing and in
spection, design of structural ele
ments, architectural drafting, build
ing construction, production super
vision, engineering drawing, ma
chine drawing, metallurgy and
metallography, camp sanitation,
fuel and lubricant testing, main
tenance and repair of electrical
equipment, radio communications,
electronics and radio servicing and
marine engineering and naval ar
■ The federal government pays
all the costs of instruction includ
ing laboratory fees, incidental ex
penses, costs of testbooks where
required, board, room and laundry
are all to be paid by the student.
During the summer courses stu
dents may secure rooms in one of
the college dormitories, take their
meals in the college mess hall and
use the facilities of the college
laundry at a cost of approximately
$25 per month of residence. Where
a student desires he may secure
outside accommodation in private
homes and private boarding houses
at very reasonable rates. For the
courses lasting for twelve weeks a
student should be able to finance
himself with about $100.
Further information about these
courses may be obtained by ad
dressing: Engineering Defense
Training, School of Engineering,
Texas A. & M. College, College
Station, Texas.
Annual Press
Club Banquet Is
Scheduled May 20
The annual Press club banquet
will be held Tuesday night, May
20, Jeff Montgomery, president, an
nounced today.
Awards to members of the col
lege publications staffs for their
work this year will be presented.
Col. Ike Ashburn, executive as
sistant to President T. O. Walton,
will be the speaker of the evening.
He will make a short address con
cerning work on the student pub
lications and journalism work.
Montgomery will act as master of
Membership in the Press club
includes all students who work in
any capacity on any of the several
student publications at A. & M.
This includes approximately 400
cadets who handle the jobs of writ
ing, editing, and distributing the
Reporters, editors, sports men,
advertising men, circulation man
agers and copy boys alike from all
the publications get together as
they finish their year’s work. The
publications are The Battalion, the
Longhorn, the Engineer, and the
Press club keys will be awarded
to the members for their years
work. Dean F. C. Bolton, chairman
of the Student Publications board,
will make the awards. For the sec
ond time, this year the keys will
be made of different metals to dis
tinguish the number of years which
the student has worked with the
publication. Bronze keys are pre
sented the first year, silver keys
for the completion of the second
year’s work, and gold keys for
members who have completed three
Several watches are awarded
each year to graduating seniors
for outstanding service and ability
in their work.
The editors of the magazines
and papers this year will speak a
few words as they turn their pub
lication over to the juniors on the
National Defense Is Theme of Twelfth
Engineers’ Show; Bourn Is Event’s Head
The No. 1 weekend of the nine-month A. & M. long session is set
Saturday and Sunday, when more than 12,000 visitors from over the
state will pack the Aggie campus for the twelfth annual Engineers’
day events Saturday and the annual Parents’ day festivities Sunday.
Sponsored jointly by the school of engineering, headed by Dean
Gibb Gilchrist, and the Student Engineering council, of which Benton
H. Elliott, Dallas, is president, the Engineers’ day events will attract
commercial interests throughout the nation as well as thousands of
Texas visitors.
With national defense its theme,-<
1941’s Engineers’ day is under the
general chairmanship of Joe F.
Bourn, Dallas, architecture senior.
Principal features of the twelfth
Engineers’ day will be the vast
exhibits of the engineering school’s
seven departments.
The petroleum engineering de
partment will demonstrate research
experiments and will feature equip
ment and field displays on a com
plete oil field located at the rear
of the Petroleum Engineering
building. The latest advances in
the field of petroleum engineering
will be shown in such a way that
laymen, as well as veteran petro
leum men, will be interested in the
Modern Home Designs
Modern home designs will make
up a large part of the architectural
engineering department’s exhibit.
Proposed low-cost housing projects
developed at A. & M. will also be
displayed, in miniature.
In the field of chemical engi
neering, operations showing cur-
•ent techniques in chemical research
will be exhibited as well as a fea
tured liquid air show which arous
ed particular interest last year.
Mechanical engineering, a vital
link in the current national defense
set-up, will display modern foundry
operations, a vast metallography
exhibit and a complete machine
shop will exhibit past and present
methods used in wood and pattern
The electrical engineering de
partment, in cooperation with the
Signal Corps regiment of the col
lege’s Reserve Officers Training
corps, will exhibit and demonstrate
advances in the communications
and lighting fields.
The civil engineering display will
feature exhibits of highway con
struction, soils, hydraulics, bridge
construction and railroad building.
The new aeronautical engineer
ing department takes part in the
Engineers’ day activities for the
first time this year. Headed by
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Student Engineers Prexy
Above is Benton H. Elliott, Dallas, president of the Student
Engineers council and captain of First Headquarters Field Ar
Nearing the end of his senior year, Elliot’s work on the
council has been outstanding this year and will climax with the
twelfth annual Engineers Day activities May 10.
Anderwald Is
Winner of Annual
A. H. Scholarship
Chicago Packing
Firm Makes Award;
Baker Is Alternate
Frank R, Anderwald, junior ani
mal husbandry major from Ban
dera, has been selected by a com
mittee composed of instructors in
the animal husbandry department
to receive a scholarship given by
the Union Stock Yard & Transit
company of Chicago.
This scholarship entitles him to
a ten day stay in Chicago with all
expenses paid.
Each year the scholarship is off
ered to certain agricultural schools
in the United States and this is
the third time that A. & M. has
been represented.
Frank S. Baker has been chosen
as alternate in case Anderwald is
unable to attend.
The scholarship is offered only
to students finishing their junior
year and those who are majoring
in animal husbandry or livestock
At the school in Chicago students
will be instructed in livestock mar
keting which will consist of lectures
and demonstrations as well as prac
tical work in the handling of all
species of livestock on the Chicago
Model Airplane
Contest Set for
Current Week End
Every boy in Texas who builds
and flies model airplanes is invited
to enter the third annual Model
Airplane contest Saturday and
Sunday at A. & M., it was an
nounced by Howard Barlow, head
of the department of aeronautical
Arthur Vhay, technical director
of Air Youth of America, will be
here from Washington as a guest
to act as technical advisor. Con
tests will be for both rubber-pow
ered craft and three classes of
gasoline models. Cash prizes and
ribbons will be awarded winners.
Arrangements have been made
to accommodate contestants in the
college dormitories, and meals will
be taken in the dining halls with
the Aggie student body. Registra
tion of entrants will be held at
the Aeronautical Engineering build
The model airplane contest will
be held in connection with the
Engineers’ day celebration, and a^
departments of the school of en
gineering will be open to visitors
with special exhibits.
Military Department
Receives Camp Orders
Orders concerning the students
who are to report for ROTC sum
mer camp have been received by
the Military Department and are
as follows:
Infantry, Field Artillery and
Signal Corps must report to Camp
Bullis between June 4 and 9.
The Coast Artillery will report
to Fort Crockett from June 7 to
midnight June 8.
The Cavalry will report to Fort
Bliss from June 4 to 8.
The Chemical Warfare Service
must arrive at Edge wood Arsenal
in Maryland on June 20.
Each cadet will be paid five-
cents per mile for the distance
from college to camp and an equal
amount for the return trip.