The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, June 18, 1941, Image 4

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Page 4 THE BATTALION -WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 1941 Official Notices CANDIDATES FOR DEGREES- All candidates for Baccalaureate degrees and Masters degrees to be conferred in August, 1941, may now make Application for these de grees in the Registrar’s Office. Applications for either the Bac calaureate degrees or the Masters degrees should be filed at this time for all those who plan to finish either at the end of the first term of summer school or the sec ond term. NEW STUDENTS All new students registered in A. and M. for the first time who expect to register here in Septem ber, should come by the Registrar’s Office and secure a new entrance card. OLD RETURNING STUDENTS All old students who were not in attendance at A. and M. at the end of the 1940-41 session, and who expect to register in September, should come by the Registrar’s Of fice and secure re-enrollment per mits. E. J. Howell, Registrar. WANTED—Cashier or girl for concessions. Apply by letter only, giving full details and qualifica tions to Campus Theatre. ATTENTION Summer Students Our Job Is To Keep You Looking Neat • Shampoos and Tonics Come In To See Us In The 1 Y. M. C. A. BARBER SHOP j All Kinds of Shampoos and | Tonics For Sale Ventilated “Mocs” Keep your feet cool in a pair of Edgerton Venti lated “Mocs”. These Moccasins are available in Tan and White or Two Tone Tans ... In Styles that you will like. Aa ^ rmA *5 to* 6 Sandals See our fine assortment of Sandals, Foot Sadis and Mexican Huaraches .... they’re ideal for Summer Sportwear 32.50 to 36 infaldrop«(3 “Two Convenient Stores” College Station Bryan FOR RENT—3 room, furnished apartment, one block from North Gate. Telephone 2-1283. National Defense Courses Offered Five different defense training courses are being offered by the departments of civil engineering and engineering drawing beginning during the months of June and July. These courses are to last for six or twelve weeks. All courses are of college level, and require a prrequisite of high school graduation. There will be two courses in sur veying and mapping lasting six weeks. The first started on June 9 and the other one will begin on July 21. Other courses that begin this month and will run for twelve weeks are as follows: Structural Drafting, Materials Testing and Inspection, Engineer ing Drawing, and Camp Sanita tion. Summer Sports— (Continued on Page 6) coaching duties here to assume practice in veterinary medicine which he completed last year . . . Chick Denny and Jimmy Davis haven’t decided as yet whether they will play softball . . . they are sort of reluctant to give the other boys too much competition . . . Freddy Martin, sensational rookie hurler of the Houston Buffs, will be in ducted into the army late in July . . . he shouldn’t feel too bad about it, though, as he is due to do a lot of chunking in the very near fu ture . . . that is, throwing hand grenates at Hitler’s gang. . . . The ineligibility of Tom Posey, big Rice Owl tackle, makes the third valuable player that the Owls have lost this year . . . Ted Weems and Bob Brumley were the others . . . Reinstatement of Bob Tulis and Bob Swank to his squad should give Homer Norton some good re serves £?s far as the tackle posi tion is concerned. . . Bob Myers, assistant sports editor last year, is Luke Harrison’s chief doorman at the swimming pool . . . keep up the good work, Bob . . . Dana X. Bible, football coach of Texas Uni versity, isn’t singing the blues for nothing these days . . . eight of his lettermen are very much in the running for conscription . . . Not worried, are you, coach? Old Letter Written first Weekly Juke Box Prom By Dewees in 1822 In 1822, W.. B. Dewees settled on the Brazos River with a small group of settlers. In later years a group of his letters were pub lished and have proven of historic interest because of his description of the country as it existed then. The following letter, which is quot ed in part, was mailed to a friend on July 16, 1822 and describes the Brazos River, Coahuila and Texas: “Dear Friend: “After a long and toilsome jour ney I arrived at this point from Red River in company with three or four families from that coun try on the first day of January, last. We encamped at the cross ing of the old San Antonio road, two miles above the mouth of the Little Brazos river. We were sev eral months in getting here, there being several families in, company, among them were quite a number of women and children. “A part of the time we were detained by sickness of one or another of the company, besides this, we lost several horses on the way, and, in fact, we seemed to meet with a great many misfor tunes. We carried our luggage entirely upon pack-horses, the roads being perfectly impassable for a vehicle of any description. Describes Country. “I believe I have already given you a description of the country between Pecan Point and Nacog doches in a former letter. From the latter place to the Brazos the country is high and dry; the land is generally poor, though well tim bered between Nacogdoches and the Trinity, from there on we met with large prairies. On arriving at the Brazos we found two fami lies, Garrett and Ribbings, who had got there a few days before us, and were engaged in erecting cabins. We were, all of us, much pleased with the situation of this place and decided to remain here for the present. “The settlement now consisted of seven families; there is no other settlement within fifty miles. About the time of our arrival here a few families settled below us on this river, near the old La Bahia crossing. “As far as we have seen, we are well pleased with this part of the country. As high as we have explored, the Brazos has the appearance of being a large navi gable stream. The land is very rich and fertile. The timber is good and, in places, particularly on Little River, the white oak and cedar reminds me very forcibly of the timber in Kentucky. Mode of Living Rough. “Our mode of living, particular ly for the women and children, has been a rough one since our ar rival on this river. About this time our breadstuff gave out and we had no chance of obtaining more till we could raise it, and we have been obliged to subsist entirely upon the game which we take in the woods and prairies. “We have no reason to fear suf fering for food, as the country is literally alive with all kinds of game. We have only to go out for a few miles into a swamp between the Big and Little Brazos to find as many cattle as one could wish. If we desire buffalo meat, we are able to go out, load our horses and return the same day. Bears are very plentiful but we are obliged to use great care when hunting for them lest the havalenas Rated Success By Students Things are pepping up around-*-cure the newest record releases as the Aggie campus on the week ends with the weekly Saturday night “Juke Box Prom” off to a very lively beginning. The pop ularity of the first prom will cause more than just a few enjoyment craving students to change their minds about leaving on the week ends and decide to stay over for the “session.” The weekly dance, intended to be as informal as is reasonably possible, is given for the purpose of easing the tension of a week of studying with good entertain ment and to provide a “get ac quainted night” which is all the “bird-dog wise” Aggies need for a start. Starting at 8:30, the music play ed varied from a slow waltz to a fast jitterbug or La Conga, with even a hill billy song or two thrown in for good measure; It appeared to be open house for the jitterburgs who in most cases showed more enthusiasm than tal ent. The music is played by request. These requests may be turned in at the entrance to Luke Harrison, director of the summer activities, or one of his assistants, who will see to it that it will be played. Those records most often re quested were “The Hut Sut Song,” “Maria Elena,” “Stardust,” and “Apple Blossom Time,” the oper ator, who was in charge of the public address system later said. “Plans have been made to se- LOOK YOUR BEST SUITS 30^ PANTS 15^ DRESSES 50^ Cash and Carry COURTESY CLESRERS South Gate AGENT IN YOUR HALL Phone 4-4264 WE RENT TYPEWRITERS SEE GUY H. DEATON TYPEWRITER EXCHANGE Guaranteed Repair Work On AH Makes Of Typewriters Bryan Next to Postoffice Call Bryan 2-5254 (meaning the peccary) kill our dogs. “The families have saved a few pecks of corn which we planted, but on account of the dry weather and the want of culture, it will yield but a small supply. Milk Supply Limited. “The only cows we have are a few brought out by Cherokee John Williams. This, of course, will prove a good stock country, for the prairies are teeming with wild horses and cattle. There are a vast quantity of bee trees about here, so that we have no want of honey; one might alomst give this country the same description as was anciently given Canaan, “a land flowing with milk and honey” but we are rather short off for the milk just now. “Upon the whole, we spend our time very pleasantly; when we get tired of lying around camp, we mend up our moccasins and staid; up the Brazos hunting baffalo, more for pastime than anything else. We frequently are gone out two or three weeks; we generally go up as high as we dare go, on ac count of Whaco Indians. You would scarcely believe me, were I to tell you of the vast herds of buffalo which abound here; I have frequently seen a thousand in a day between this place and the mouth of Little river. Party Makes Trip. “It was dangerous for us to en camp at night on the east side of the river, on account of the cattle coming for water, the night being the only time they go for water. We made our station camp at the mouth of Little river on the beach; there we stayed two weeks, killing and drying buffalo meat. We went out every day, killed a buffalo or two apiece and brought the choice pieces, particularly the tongues, into camp. Our young friend, who I mentioned as having come from the States, had informed me he was a minister of the gospel. Buffalo Tongue Considered Prize. “When one kills a buffalo he generally lays claim to the tongue as private property, it being a very choice piece; the other portions are shared equally. Our little Yankee preacher seemed to enjoy himself very well during the trip, though he was greatly disturbed by our profanity, for we were a rough set. My reason for calling him a Yankee, by the by, is the way he managed to get our buf falo tongues. About the time we got our canoe loaded with meat ready to start home, he proposed a plan to break us of swearing, to which we all readily agreed. The first one who used an oath was to give whoever first reminded him of it one of his dried buffalo tongues. Oaths being so common with us, we, of course did not notice them and in less than three days the minister was possessor of all our dried tongues. . . .” Georgia State college for Women recently celebrated its fiftieth an niversary. they come out as well as retain ing the most popular of the one played at the previous dances,” Harrison said, “and it is hoped in this manner to build up a se lection of music that,.will be hard to beat anywhere. We were more than pleased by the attendance this last Saturday night, and con sider this an indication of an in creased attendance at each suc ceeding dance. Every effort will be made to improve each “prom” each succeeding week end.” It was estimated that around 500 per sons attended between the hours of 8:30 and 12:00. The price of 15c for stags and 25c for couples has been set in order to draw the largest group possible. “Plus the boost that will be received when there has been more time for the word to get around, the dances will grow into affairs which will be remembered long after the summer sessions are over,” Harrison said. The second in the series of proms will be given at the same time, 8:30, Saturday night. McNew— (Continued from Page 1) with the Engineering Experiment Station here at A. & M., one with the Gulf Port Boiler & Welding Works at Port Arthur, one with Boeing Aircraft Corporation at Seattle, Washington, one with Guiberson Corporation at Dallas, one with Balkuss Roberts Corpora tion Naval Air Station at Corpus Christi, and one as Junior Engi neering Draftsman at San An tonio. At present the following courses e being taught here. The courses are: Chemistry of Powder and Explosives, part B eighteen men; Chemistry of Powder and Ex plosives A. & B. eleven men; Sur veying and Maping, sixteen men; Structural Drafting, thirty men; Materials Testing and Inspection, twenty-three men; Architectural Drafting, thirteen men; Engineer ing, Drawing, thirty-seven men; Camp Sanitation, twenty-one men; Power and Electric Circuits, thir ty-one men; Radio Communication, twenty men; and Fuel and Lubri cant Testing, twenty men. In addition to the program men tioned above, the Engineering School at A. & M. College has completed three courses at the Prairie View Normal College at Prairie View, Texas, for Negroes. The three courses already com pleted are Internal Combustion Engines, Engineering Drawing, and Power and Heating Engineer ing. Each course had about fif teen students. “Employment for these Negro students has been slow,” McNew stated in his report to W. R. Woolrich, advisor of Region 18 of the Engineering Defense Train ing of the University of Texas. The report will be presented in the June meeting of the Engineering Defense Training meeting to be held at Ann Arbor, Michigan. McNew further said that the stu dents had applied for Civil Service Appointments but even these had been slow. The courses which are being taught at Prairie View are Con struction Engineering, Architec tural Drafting, Internal Combus tion Engines, and Radio Mainten ance. NYA Officials— (Continued from Page 1) and Ed. 427, lO-lO a. m., Academic Building 117. Horsley and Dr. T. D. Brooks, dean of the School of Arts and Science, have arranged details for the information program, which is being sponsored by 33 other Tex as colleges this summer besides A. & M. Students in classes other than those listed above have been in vited to attend the N.Y.A. dis cussions if they have a vacant period. Kellam will appear on a panel discussion before the Texas School Administration Conference Tues day at 7:30 p. m. on “Training for What Occupational Tasks is Train ing for Defense?” and will lead a panel on Thursday at 9 a. m. on “The Relation of Schools to Fed eral Agencies in Service to Youth.” Manning will appear on a panel Tuesday at 7:30 p. m. on “Training Programs for Out of- School Youth.” These panels will be held in the Physics lecture room. Veterinary— (Continued from Page 1) A. F. Marcia, College Station; I. C. Mark, College Station; Noah Mash, New York, N. Y.; J. T. Miller, Seabrook; H. D. Miller, Tolar; F. S. Molt, Houston; W. W. Nickerson, San Antonio; S. M. Pessin, College Station; W. N. Porter, Granbury; R. D. Radeloff, Kerrville; J. A. Rehkamper, Dal las; J. R. Saunders, Jr., San An tonio; H. A. Schmidt, Jr., Seguin; H. L. Schulberg, College Station; N. G. Simels, Brooklyn, N. Y.; J. E. Spring, Corpus Christi; G. D. Stallworth, El Campo; E. W. Swarthout, Bryan; P. D. Stein, Ft. Collins, Colo.; V. A. Tomayko, Col lege Station; B. B. Tucker, Jr., Fort Worth; W. O. Tucker, Alice; J. W. Walker, Gainesville; C. R. Willey, Shelbyville; and Charles W. Zahn, Dallas. All of the successful candidates for licenses, except W. O. Tucker, Spring, and Molt are graduates of Texas A. & M. College. Let Us Fix Your Radio EXPERT RADIO REPAIR WORK STUDENT CO-OP North Gate Phone 4-4114 IS YOUR SLACK SUIT READY? Whether you go to the Juke Box Prom, or on a picnic, or away for the week-end. You’ll need clean, fresh clothes. SEND THEM TO THE CAMPUS CLEANERS Over The Exchange Store Dial 4-5114 ry West Park Barber Shop Harry Gorzycki, Prop. WEST PARK CENTER Across From Project Houses WOOLPRICESINCREASING! Drop in and select your p 1 fabrics at low price now. With small deposit have your suit or pants de livered 2 or 3 months from now. $20.75 up in- MARTIN X. GRIFFIN Above Aggieland Studio Open from 1:00 p. m. to 5 p. m. 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