The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 31, 1941, Image 2

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-SATURDAY, MAY 31, 1941
The Battalion
The 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, under the Act of Congress of March 8, 1879.
Subscription rate, $3 a school year. Advertising rates upon
Represented nationally by National Advertising Service,
Inc., at New York City, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, and
San Francisco.
Office, Room 122, Administration Building. Telephone
1940 Member 1941
Ptssociofed GolIe6iate Press
Mi Nisbet
Oaorga Puermann
Keith Hubbard
Bum Yannoy
Me Tomlin
Associate Editor
Advertising Manager
... Editorial Assistant
Staff Artist
Proof Readers
No Smoking, Girls
A RECENT DECREE by Pat M. Neff, president
of Baylor University, has outlawed smoking for
girls who attend the university. He stated that be
ginning next fall “high school girl graduates who
have contracted the habit of smoking will not be
admitted to the institution and any young lady who
smokes will be sent home.”
We used to have horses and buggies too and
some people thought the automobile was a passing
fancy. But no sane modern person thinks so now.
And cigarettes used to be thought immoral and sin
ful, but not many modern people think so. Even
their physical harm has been discounted greatly by
medical findings and the fact that few deaths are
attributed to smoking.
What is so wrong with girls smoking, wrong
enough to forbid her the advantages of higher ed
ucation? It is freely admitted that some dainty
young things make an awkward appearance hand
ling a cigarette when they don’t know how, but lack
of grace is not enough to bar the portals of educa
tion either. The decree further declares that Bay
lor does not consider as good investments young
women who smoke, and dormitory applicants are be
ing interviewed personally by the dean of women
and asked to sign a no-smoking pledge.
Isn’t all that going a little far in the light of
present day trends? Isn’t a college girl mature
enough to make her own decision concerning such
a minor issue as smoking? It looks like the insti
tution is playing around with some unimportant
cigarette fires while the world is about to burn
down around them.
I. B. Pierce, PM Levine
Sport* Department
■Mb Jdbaoen Sports Editor
bob Myers ... .— Assistant Sports Editor
Mns Hafltin, Jack Holliman
W. P. Oxford Junior Sports Editor
Circulation Department
Sammy Henderson Circulation Manager
W- G. Hanger, B. D. Wilmeth Assistant Circulation Manager
t. D. As bury, E. S. Henard Circulation Assistants
Photography Department
PM Onhaan Photographic Editor
Jamas Carpenter, Bah Crane, Jack Jones,
Jadk Stegal Assistant Photographers
Earl i A. Shields Managing Editor
fe> ■- Harrison Assistant Advertising Manager
Junior Editors
WW O. Erbaberry W. 0. Carter Don Gabriel
Beportorial Staff
OhsHes Bab cede, Herbert Halle, Paul Haines, Carl Yaa
■oak. i. J. Keith. S. A. McReynolds, Beverly Miller, Khrhard
■H»«»Aii f. Jack Nelson, L. B. Tennison.
Quiet-Men Studying
study for his final exams when there is noise and
commotion going on around him. Everyone has heard
of these fellows who can concentrate so effectively
that a cannon fired in the room goes unnoticed, but
men who can actually concentrate like that are
spread extremely thin, and there probably aren’t
any on this campus.
But we can make conditions here as conducive
to study as possible by maintaining an atmosphere
of quiet industriousness around the dormitories—
quiet so there will be no elements distracting from
complete concentration, and industriousness to en
courage an all-out effort toward the subject.
Maintaining quiet will be only too easy for
those who have to study; it is those who are so for
tunate as to be exempted or for other reasons not
taking exams that will cause the commotion. The
natural tendency is to loaf around with other fel
lows or to start bull sessions, but a little consid
eration and thought will show that it might be dis
turbing to someone. After making a good showing
on a quiz there is a natural feeling to celebrate
too, but celebrants should keep away from the halls.
It was one of the points used by the corps in
wanting Final Review placed after exams that the
seniors present during exam week would act as a
stabilizing influence to maintain order and pre
vent breakage. Their main way to help other Aggies
is to preserve an atmosphere in which underclass
men may study. A studying man deserves this con
sideration from all his classmates, so let’s take
our celebrating and commotion away from the halls.
Opportunity in Finals
exists is the final examination. They are long, te
dious, and comprehensive, but they count one-third
of the total grade and that can be a staunch sup
port for a sagging average.
Since the final exam grade does count so heav
ily toward making the rating given for the term
grade, any effort spent on raising it will be more
amply repaid than the same effort spent on any
other one feature of the course. It is easy to use
that last bit of energy to study a little longer, and
with the end so near in sight it will be worth the
added effort.
With the end of the year there is a strong feel
ing to slight some things for plans to get home a
few minutes sooner, but finals are not the things
that should be passed over lightly. Since it is so
easy to raise a grade, any sacrifice made now to
ward that end will prove its worth later by the
extra grade points or better record left with the
With the opportunity to raise a grade so eas
ily by a 3 hour quiz and several hours preparation,
there should be nothing that stands in the way of
total efforts toward finals.
Virginia Judd Anstead Jr., former Butler uni
versity student, once chosen as America’s most beau
tiful model, is the mother of twin boys.
Women students at L. S. U. led the men in schol
astic average for the first semester by .165 grade
Sally Stanton, queen of Pasedena’s Jan. 1 rose
parade, recently addressed students at California
Institute of Technology.
The national youth administration is providing
part-time work for about 450,000 boys and girls
from 16 to 24 in high schools and colleges.
University of Georgia art department drew up
a check 25 feet long, by means of which university
sororities made a donation to the British relief
I Heard the Preacher Say
ONE WOULD BE beyond the bounds of logic if he
laid claim to perfection for anything of human ori
gin. Nevertheless when you shake the hand of those
seniors at final review, you can read in their eyes—
through tears-probably—that they have little com
plaint to register over their years here at Aggie-
land. Very few fellows need an explanation of “The
Spirit of Aggieland”, and the best of us could not
give an adequate one if we tried. If perchance some
newcomers are a bit hazy on the matter, the scene
of that final handclasp and parting word next Sat
urday will certainly clear up the issue. To a man,
that class of ’41 will agree that no finer friend
ships, no richer experiences, no fonder memories
are to be had anywhere than here on our cam
pus. We who leave are completing a potent chap
ter in our lives; a chapter whose influence is death
less and whose weal is immeasurable. We owe a
tribute of lasting gratitude to the faculty and insti
tutions of this college whose efforts have made it
what it is. To fight changes is but to delay pro
gress, but we will all place a stamp of approval and
a vote of thanks on this institution and the men who
have done the job.
Finally, we are proud of our class, and we think
the rest of the students and the faculty join us in
this pride. This class is amply seasoned with hon
esty, courage, chivalry, friendliness, and, above all,
respect for the other fellow be he friend or foe.
These things in my humble opinion are the qualities
of a Christian character. I firmly believe that many
of the best Christians rarely set foot in a church
—important as that is. After all, Christianity is
a way of living; and in fulfilling that requesite I
can point with pride to the Class of ’41.
Quotable Quotes
editors is at once the oldest —- to give the people
the facts straight. I tell you frankly that I believe
six-inch banner headlines and the constant compe
titive effort to shock citizens into buying a paper
are among the greatest enemies of press freedom
because they blunt the public trust in newspapers.
I think the competitive effort to cap one sensation
al bulletin lead with another, the struggle to get a
more glaring headline than your opposition, is an
evidence of irresponsibility toward the facts, which
hurts in the long run far more than subtle at
tacks from Washington or the threat censorship.
I mention these Achilles Heels simply because I
believe self-criticism is the way to freedom. It is
also true that the American press tackles every
day huge responsibilities and comes through with
flying colors. Our newspapers and press associa
tions are covering the war with great skill and re
sourcefulness. Our papers, small and large, are vi
gilantly telling the truth about our national defense
program at home.”—Erwin D. Carnham, managing
editor, the Christian Science Monitor. —AGP
“AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS on, the whole are giv
ing us objective, factual, straight news reporting
which is unique in the world today. In a world that
has turned black under government censorship, we
can thank God that here in America, faulty as our
press may be, it is nevertheless, fre.”—Kenneth
E. Olson, Dean of Journalism, Northwestern Uni
versity. —AGP
As the World Tams.
shipyards and plane factories on the west coast in
order to prevent sabotage of any kind. Machine
guns are a part of the equipment of these troops.
Report all aliens whom you suspect of being in
the country without legal sanction and also all per
sons suspected of disloyalty to the
government. This is a request that
is being made by government agen
cies now.
Japan is reported to be in
creasing the pressure on the Dutch
East Indies. The idea is to force
the Islands to grant all econom
ic preference to Japan, to turn all
their immense oil and rubber sup
plies to the Japanese in order that
they may be more independent
of other sources of supply. The
Japanese are apparently convinced
that the United States will do nothing but talk even
in the face of extreme provocation.
Events in Crete indicate a further disaster for
the British. This will be far more serious than the
sinking of the Hood and indicates plainly the need
for more fighting planes and tanks for the British
in the near East. The British planes in the Mediter
ranean were outnumbered tremendously and were
fighting against the best German planes and had
to leave the Germans in control of the air.
The W. P. A. still has 1,496,863 men on its rolls
and their budget requires nearly as much money
per year as the entire yearly cost of the United
States government previous to 1910.
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Colonel Ashbum Said...
The following quotations are ex- life and human suffering for the
cerpts from the special Commence- freedom we accept as a matter of
ment address delivered to 61 grad- fact. At the close of our Constitu-
uating seniors in Guion Hall last tional Convention, Benjamin Frank-
night: line was asked what kind of gov-
“I am glad your graduation day ernment had been created for the
falls upon Memorial Day. After all, people. It would be well for us
memories are not just for the aged remember his brim reply—‘A Re-
and for tombstones. I know of no public if you can keep it.’
light with which we may illu
minate the path of the future ex
cept that which falls on our way
from the lamp of the past. Cer
tainly for every tragic human ex-
80 sure but ^ hat th ^ world migra- the best thin g to do is sta y at home Costello. It is anything for a laugh,
tion is in the interest of the last and stud y- and Abbott and Costello will do it.
of these four freedoms—freedom The Campus is showing “ARI- Mixed-up romances and some more
“We talk about four freedoms—
Freedom of Speech, Freedom of
Press, and Freedom from Hunger
and Freedom from .Fear. I am not
By Tom Yannoy before the detective does. And
Now that finals are upon us when that happens, there can’t be
once more, there is not just a great an awful lot in the show,
deal of time for the various dis- The other half of the Monday-
tractions offered on and around Tuesday double bill is “ONE
the campus. The motion pictures NIGHT IN THE TROPICS” fea-
scheduled for the next week hit turing Alan Jones, Nancy Kelly,
a new low. Except for one or two, and those two dopes, Abbott and
experience. These tragic events if
we have been seen them and heard
, n ^ , j 3 from hunger or a hunger for great- ZONA” for the last times today, mixed-up romances is the main
I, 311 ® a M bell . an ^. Sh f °^ ed a cau ^ on er economic freedom. We have ap- Jean Arthur and William Holden item in the film.
light. Man in his folly generation
after generation repeats the same
preached this economic stability
here in the United States to a
are the shining lights in the show. “SO ENDS OUR NIGHT,” the
It is about the first American story of political refugees in
greater degree than the people of women to settle in Arizona,
any other land. To preserve our
Europe is showing at the Assem-
Pat O’Brien and Constance Ben- bly Hall today. The story is taken
standards of living, your resource- nett are presented in “ESCAPE from the novel “Flotsam” by Erich
fulness, your educated talents must TO GLORY” at the Campus Sat- Maria Remarque and stars Fred-
be brought to bear on our problems urday midnight and Sunday. eric March, Margaret Sullavan,
“ELLERY QUEEN, MASTER France Dee, and Glenn Ford. The
DETECTIVE” is one-half of the refugee’s hardships in fleeing from
double feature offered for Monday do for it is coming to the Assembly
“I am almost equally sure that
these interruptions which we call
war and which have irritated the
human family about every score
of years often may be necessary to
bring mankind back to the endur-
stantlyH^ealize^how^ profitless Tnd US to have bread bnes where men and Tuesday at the Campus. Ralph Hall Wednesday. Love, life and the
of distribution. I hope your genius
may evolve a program which here
after will make it impossible for
how vain are greed, selfishness,
jealousy and envy, moral coward
ice, self indulgence, and ungodli
ness—mankind would not be dl
stand in wheat waist high.
Bellamy as the new character, El- pursuit of happiness in the Gay
lery Queen, is starting a new se- Nineties done in the manner that
“By example and precept you ries of detective stories. Margaret Holloywood is noted for is the main
Lindsay is co-starred with him. topic. Rita Hayworth is the “Straw-
From where we stand, this is just berry Blonde,” and although Ann
must strive to raise the level
verting you young men today from buman behavior. In the field au -i j ui. ji u u
the course of peace to preparation f r i endsb ip recognition must be giv- Austria to Czechoslovakia and to Sheridan undoubtedly would have
against war. If, however, you come en to the responsibility of pre- France are portrayed excellently, done a better job, Rita leaves noth-
out of this situation with a con- servin g proper moral levels—no It represents what the movie world ing to be desired. Of all- the coming
how few man rises above his friendships.
can do when they get down to bus- films for the next week or so, this
iness and try to put out something is probably the best one as far as
tinuing knowledge of
things really count, and of endur- car eful in choosing them, be ,
ing values of life you will have j ealou s of the time you give to really worthwhile. We recommend entertainment is concerned.
achieved man’s greatest lesson. others who are ^worthy of that it as tops in drama and acting.
You have listened to them on the
. . . radio networks, and now they are
“I have watched your older broth- on the screen. The Aldrich Family
in “LIFE WITH HENRY,” star-
“As I look around over the world
and see the disorder and confusion
which we face it seems difficult ers for 30 y ears - 1 have seen them
to me for any one of us older men subjected to every test. I have ring Jackie Cooper, Leila Ernst,
to try to give you compass bear- worbe< I w *th them in peace and I and Eddie Bracken, will be at the
ings, or to give you sound counsel bave bivouaced with them in war. Assembly Hall next Tuesday. The
1120 kc. — 2677 meters
Saturday, May 31, 1941
and advice because frankly we do 1 bave found in t be *« the physical show has lots of publicity because 11:25 a. m.—Lest We Forget (In-
not now know where you are going stamina, the high flaming spirit of of the radio connections, but the gtitute of Oral and Visual Educa-
or what will be required of you. I P atri « tism tbat America requires story is only fair. There are lots tion) .
do not know at what port of call toda y to a greater degree than of comical situations throughout,
ever before in its history
I saw them
you may have to report. I do not
and it is calculated to be a relief
know where you can find the stabil- 1 saw them march steadily for- from studying,
ity of opportunity that you right- ward in a rain of leaden missiles “STRAWBERRY BLONDE” with
fully seek and which stability was intent onl y upon reaching the ob- all that James Cagney, Olivia de
given to your generation when we i ective to which they had been as- Havilland, and Rita Hayworth can
stood on the threshold of life where signetL 1 saw man y of tnem fal1 ’ another one of those Hollywood
you now stand at commencement their faces turned res olutely tow- “whodunits” that leave an insipid
^j me ard the enemy. I never saw one taste in your mouth after it is all
of them falter. I have the feeling over. In fact it is so inferior that
“The first" channel in which you as you go out from here today that you wiU P robabl y solve th e crime
will navigate is in your business whatever task may be ^ned to ' ' ~
or professional fields-presently you ’ that whatever hardship you
that is to be service in the United may be called upon ^ endure or
States Army. Whether that will be harder sti11 ’ in whatever prosperit y
you may have to retain your bal
ance that there will be the same
devotion to your country and that
11:40 a. m.—
11:55 a. m.
tin Board.
12:00 noon—Sign-Off.
Popular Music.
—Community Bulle-
for one year, two years or longer,
I do not know, but I am sure that
in due time you will be returned
to those fields of business enter- san " ! lov ' ! f " r »"' 1
prises for which you have here pre- ‘l> a t same high patriotic spirit ex-
emphfied by you that I have seen
flame through the lives of all
W. J. Douglas, Jr.
General Insurance
Commerce Bldg
Phone Bryan 2-6605
Then send your baggage to ye old home
stead by Railway Express and take your
train with peace of mind. We call and
deliver at no extra charge within our
regular vehicle limits in all cities and
principal towns. Service is fast, econom
ical—and sure as shootin’! Just phone
pared yourself.
“No field offers the opportunity
for human leadership and under
standing of men as you now have
before you in your duty with
troops. A sense of fairness, of help
fulness and of willingness to do
everything that you require of
those under you and to do it better
than they will take you far in that
field. Likewise it will enrich your
service in business when you have
done your service for the colors.
The ability to motivate and to in
spire men to action is one of the
supreme requisite for success in
all enterprises.
“Freedom and liberty are not a
matter of geography. Freedom did
not just happen. Democracy is an
achievement. . . . Our Democracy
is an achievement by conquest. A
very definite price tag was attach
ed to every liberty we enjoy. A
price tag paid in terms of human
A. & M. men for a score and a half
for your trunks
this summer.
We will pick up, store
and deliver all for
Transfer and Storage Co.
Bryan - Phone 2-1571
Assembly Hall
Saturday — “ARIZONA,”
starring Jean Arthur, Wil
liam Holden, and Warren
Saturday prevue & Sunday
with Pat O’Brien and Con
stance Bennett.
Monday, Tuesday — “EL
DETECTIVE,” featuring
Ralph Bellamy and Margaret
Lindsay. Also “ONE NIGHT
Alan Jones, Nancy Kelly, and
Abbott and Costello.
Saturday 6:45 & 8:30—“SO
Frederic March, Margaret
Sullivan, and Frances Dee.
Monday 6:45 — “THE
SPRINGS,” starring George
Sanders and Wendy Barrie.
Tuesday 6:45 — “LIFE
WITH HENRY,” with the
Aldrich Family and Jackie
Good Luck
Thanks for four years
of patronage. To the rest
of the Corps we wish you
a pleasant vacation.
See you next year!
Jewelry Store
Bryan, Texas
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<wmi Glenn Ford • Anna Sten and Erich Von Stroheim
‘Directed by JOHN CROMWELLS Screenplay by Talbot Jennings • From the
^ngyel "Flotsam” by Erich Mana Remarque •• Released thru UNITED ARTISTS
Also Mickey Mouse
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