The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 07, 1941, Image 1

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The Bait a l ion
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Z275 NUMBER 1^
Guion Hall
Will Begin
Remodeled Guion
Replaces Assembly
Hall As Y Theatre
The inauguration of Guion Hall
as the new official picture show
of Aggieland will be celebrated to
night when Guion Hall will open
its doors for the first picture to
be shown under the new arrange
Many improvements, which were
started the latter part of the sum
mer, have been made to make the
new location a real improvement
over the Assembly Hall.
Among the many improvements
made are a new carpet for the
aisles, a new screen, and several
lighting improvements, among
which are two big multicolored
spotlights, three sets of border
lights, and footlights.
A grill has been installed in the
old orchestra pit, and this, along
with more grills which are to be
put in the front of the building,
and the vents in the domes in the
roof will furnish an ideal circula
tion system.
New maroon colored drapes have
been installed to improve the sound,
and sound engineers who have in
spected the building say the build
ing is accoustically perfect.
A ticket booth has been built in
the front part of the building in
such a position that one window is
accessible to the outside, but dur
ing stormy weather, two ticket win
dows have been so placed that
tickets may be purchased from the
inside. The booth us situated be
tween the front of the building and
the auditorium, leaving enough
room to afford shelter in case of
bad weather. Double action doors
have been installed between this
section and the auditorium.
Activities Office
Completes Official
Officer, Club List
The list of campus clubs and
the officers of each has been com
pleted by the Student Activities
office and has been turned over
to The Battalion for publication.
The following is the third of a
series of four partial lists in which
all the clubs and officers are nam
Rural Sociology Club
President—Gerald H. Easterly
Vice-President — Robert Skra-
Secretary-Treasurer — Van T.
San Angelo A. & M. Club
President—Bill M. Quick
Vice-President—Tom N. Harde
Secretary-Treasurer—Edwin Ful
Reporter—Bob Phillips
(See CLUB ROSTER, Page 4)
Student Aid
Fund Committee
Will Meet Today
New Member Will
Be Chosen To Replace
Fuermann on Committee
Members of the student aid fund
committee will meet this afternoon
at 3:15 at which time they will re
organize the committee and elect
a new member to take the place of
George Fuermann. Plans will be
discussed at the meeting to fam-
ilarize the freshmen on the cam
pus through the Battalion with the
student aid fund.
Members of the committee are
Daniel A. Russell, executive-secre
tary of the committee and head of
the rural sociology department, E.
L. Angell, executive assistant to
the president, George Wilcox of the
education department, T. S. Gil-
lis, secretary of the committee and
cadet colonel, and Skeen Staley,
head yell leader.
At the meeting routine business
will be discussed and a budget for
the coming year will be planned.
Fuermann stated that “the corps
has cooperated beautifully in giv
ing 15 cents as was requested earl
ier in the year with at least $300
having been already collected.”
“Circulars are to be sent to the
cadet officers in charge of the re
placement centers asking all stu
dents under their direction to con
tribute in the same manner in which
other members of the corps have
already done.
The student aid fund was created
to help students in school to ob
tain medical care when it is need
ed and they are financially unable
to obtain it. Russell has been noted
for his fair way of administering
aid without causing embarrasment
to the applicant.
When a student receives money
from this fund he signs a non-ma
turity date non-interest bearing
note and he states at what tirfie he
wants it to be sent to him. At that
time he will receive one notice and
will, if he wishes, pay back the
money which he has borrowed at
that time so that the money can go
back into the fund to help some
other Aggie.
Last year a total of 53 loans were
made, nine of which have been paid
in full and several others have been
paid in part. This plan was init-1
paid in part. This plan was init
iated here at A. & M. College and
has since been adopted by a num
ber of other colleges.
Spanish Club Holds
Second Meeting Wed
The Spanish Club will meet for
the second time this year Wednes
day night after supper in room
122 Academic building to plan a
program for the coming year.
All students who are taking
Spanish or who are interested in
South America are invited to join
the club. R. L. Freeland, elected
president of the organization at
its first meeting, urges that all
prospective members be sure to
attend the meeting Wednesday as
he wants everyone to play a part
in determining what course the club
should follow.
Students Learn Useful Art As
Cryptography Club Members
By Jack Keith
“ . . . . fifteen, eighteen, twenty-
three, HIKE”—the ball is snap
ped back to the quarter-back and
the play is in progress. Thus is
the science, of cryptography used
used in playing football, as well
as in modern business, literature,
espionage and diplomacy, and such
are the things featured at the
Cryptography Club.
The second meeting of the club
will be held tonight after yell
practice in room 310 Academic
building. All who are interested in
any type of cipher or code writing
or who would like to learn some
thing about it are invited to visit
the meetings and join the club.
To many people, the science of
cryptography is an interesting and
fascinating hobby. Students at A.
& M. now have the opportunity to
pursue this hobby and learn
something about the decrypting of
ciphers and codes in the newly-
established Cryptography Club on
the campus. The club, sponsored by
K. E. Elmquist of the English De
partment, is the first of its kind
ever to be organized at Aggieland
and it has attracted many stu
The great armies of the world
use cryptography extensively in
maneuvers and in actual battle,
municate with troops in the field,
planes in the air, and mobile units
in motion, it is done principally by
radio, but the arrival of the mes
sage at its destination is only half
the problem. For the message will
probably be received not only by
friendly listeners but also by
enemies. To insure safety, crypto
graphy is employed, using pre
arranged codes, presumably known
only by friends.
Security in such messages is a
relative matter. While there is for
ordinary practical purposes no in
decipherable cryptogram, the prob
lem is not to produce a message
which can never be read, but one
which will take so long to be sol
ved that its solution, when obtain
ed, will be too late to benefit the
enemy. A cryptographic message
which will delay the enemy two or
three hours may be secure enough
if the action with which it is con
cerned is to take place before the
end of that period.
Lead Denton Beauty Judgers
Cadet colonel Tom Gillis and Senior class president Dick Hervey
are two of the 12 Aggies who will leave for Denton Wednesday to
select the queen of the T.C.U. corps trip. Nine of the other ten are
Rufus Pearce, Bob Russell, Don Gabriel, Russell Heitcamp, Fred
Smitham, Alden Cathey, Howard Brians, Warren Ringgold, and
Pete Tumlinson.
College Board Votes $17,000 For
Enlarging and Improving Old YMCA
At a meeting of the college board
o|f directors held in San Antonio
last Saturday, it was voted to ex
tend a loan of $17,000 to the Y. M.
C. A. for the purpose of enlarging
the lobby of the old Y. M. C. A.
and adding a ladies rest room and
lounge. Last spring, several in
terested students spoke to the Y.
M. C. A. board and appeared be
fore several mothers clubs seeking
to obtain the desired lounge. The
idea received a great deal of sup
port and the movement finally met
with success when the college board
voted the needed funds.
At the request of the State Fair
Association, the A. & M. band
was given permission to be in Dal
las on Sunday October 12 to par
ticipate in National Defense Day
at the State Fair.
The board of directors also vot
ed to have the cavalry and field
artillery stables moved from their
present location west of the rail
road tracks to the area fronting
on new highway 6 across Sulphur
Springs road from the veterinary
Furniture for the new dormitor
ies will cost approximately $50,000
and Business Manager E. N. Holm-
green was instructed to ask bids
The Feeding and Breeding Sta
tion will sell milk to retail custo
mers only on the campus and in
the city of College Station, and
will not deliver in the city limits
of Bryan.
An appropriation of $3,500 was
set aside to paint and repair the
19 college-owned houses recently
moved to the College View area
for use of employees of the Col
The Board appropriated $31,500
for construction of two new res
idences on the campus for the Dean
of the College and the Dean of
the School of Arts and Sciences.
Community Symphony
Orchestra Will Hold
Third Rehearsal Wed
The third of the regular Wed
nesday night rehearsals of the Col
lege Station Community Symphony
Orchestra will be held Wednesday
at 7 p.m. in the music room of the
A. & M. Consolidated School. All
students interested are invited to
The orchestra is much larger
this year than last year and a
much larger number of students
is represented. The orchestra has
a special need for players of string
ed instruments. Any Aggie who
plays a stringed instrument but
does not have his instrument here
will be furnished one for the re
The orchestra acquired last year
a great deal of music to add to its
College Stock
Goes to State Fair
The Animal Husbandry Depart
ment announced Monday that elev
en horses and seven head of cattle
have been taken to Dallas to rep
resent A. & M. College at the an
nual Texas State Fair which lasts
October 4 through 19.
Owen Garrigan and M. B. In
man accompanied the stock. The
results of the judging will not be
known until next week.
The former will cost, 17,500 and the
latter $14,500.
An appropriation of $5,000 was
made for new books and periodi
cals for the A. & M. College li
In keeping with a bill passed by
the last legislature the Board of
Directors voted to exempt from
tuition charges all students from
Mexico, South America, and Cen
tral America. This move is a part
of the good neighbor policy being
instituted at the request of the
State Department of the United
This Week
Is National
Letter Week
National letter writing week is
being observed October 5-11 for
the fourth consecutive year, Mrs.
Anna V. Smith, local postmistress,
has announced.
Mrs. Smith explained that a
vital part of the national defense
program falls to the post office
and that postal activities must be
enlarged or extended to provide
facilities at military and naval es
tablishments and in new industrial
fields. Since first class mail is the
backbone of the service and it is
a most lucrative source of revenue
it is important that letter writing
be encouraged, the postmistress
Ramsey S. Black, third assistant
postmaster general, pointed out
that “Letters can be the source
of great comfort and happiness
to the thousands of young men
serving the armed forces, and the
exchange of letters between
friends, acquaintances, and separ
ated members of the family while
contributing in no small way to the
spreading of happiness and build
ing up a better spirit among the
people. School children will be
encouraged to write more letters
both from the standpoint of im
proving the use of the mother
tongue and developing a worth
while accomplishment for later
Former Aggie Gets
Active Duty Orders
Charles E. Gaskell, who attend
ed A. & M. in 1937, has recently
been ordered to active duty at
Hamilton Field, California, for the
duration of the present national
emergency. Gaskell received his
advanced flight instruction at
Stockton, California.
If and when he is relieved, Lt.
Gaskell plans to accept private em
ployment with a commercial air
line while retaining his rank in
the Reserve Corps.
A & M Mothers’ Club
Gives Special Supper
The A. & M. Mothers Club will
hold a Community Supper Thurs
day, October 9 at 6:30 p.m., in
the high school building of the
A. & M. Consolidated School.
Chicken, chili, homemade cakes,
pies, and candy is a partial list
of the menu to be served.
The Mothers Club has sponsored
this event annually.
Twelve Aggies Judge TSCW Entries
For Aggie-Day Sweetheart Wednesday
Town Hall
Program For
Year Complete
TSCW Choir, Swing
Sessions, Stars And
Orchestras Lead the List
Town Hall manager, Fred
Smitham, announced that the com
plete program for the forthcoming
season had finally been filled with
the engagement of the TSCW
Modern Choir which will appear on
February 11. Smitham also said
that a special added attraction, “A
swing session” similar to the one
held by Duke Ellington last year,
will be presented sometime in May.
Reserved seat tickets will still
be available until Thursday noon
at the Student Activities Office.
Town Hall will get off to a fly
ing start next Friday night when
it presents the torrid trumpet of
Red Nichols and his nationally
famous dance orchestra. Starting
more than ten years ago as “Red
Nichols and His Five Pennies” his
orchestra has gained in popularity
until it has been recently rated by
Metronome as “the surprise sensa •
tion of 1941.”
Three weeks later on October
29th, Helen Jepson, Metropolitan
Opera star and concert artist of
national fame, will be a Town Hall
feature. Following on December
3rd, Albert Spaulding and his vio
lin will come to Town Hall. Spald
ing is a renowned concert artist
and has appeared several times on
the Ford Sunday Evening Hour.
Following on December 9th, the
popular piano team of Fray and
Braggiotti will be presented.
On January 14 the Houston
Symphony Orchestra will make its
annual appearance in Guion Hall.
The Houston Symphony has be •
come increasingly popular with
the Aggies in the past few years.
Then on February 11, the TSCW
(See TOWN HALL, Page 4)
No Excused Cuts
For N Y U Game
At a meeting of the deans of
the various schools, it was decided
that neither excused nor authoriz
ed absences would be issued to stu
dents desiring to make the trip to
New York to attend the NYU
game. Dean Bolton stated that it
was the opinion of the committee
that the trip was too long and
that too many classes would be
missed if the general student body
were allowed to make the trip.
Only those who had official:
business with the team would be
given absences. Dean Bolton went
on to say, however, that anyone
who felt that he had the time and
could afford to miss classes would
be perfectly free to go ahead and
make the trip and accept any cuts
he might accumulate while away.
Groneman, IE Prof,
Author of New Book
On Tubular Furniture
Not Fifth Column;
Merely a Club Notice
All you bewitched and dazed
readers of the official notices can
set your mind at rest for a period
now because all those letters ap
pearing in the official announce
ments are not the result of an
accident in the print shop but an
announced meeting of the crypto
graphy club.
MQMJT C. doesn’t have much
meaning to the majority of the
readers of the Battalion but some
where on this big campus there
are enough members of the club to
save us the embarrassment of not
knowing what K. E. Elmquist ad
visor of the club meant when he
placed this jumble of type in the
hands of the printer for publica
Fears of subversive activities
and fifth columnists can be put
aside now that the purpose of
these symbols is known. All notices
of the meeting of the club will be
of similar nature; however, this
is the first such announcement to
appear in the Battalion.
Student Clubs
Have Been Given
Dates for Meeting
Forty-four student club and organ
izations have been assigned meeting
places and meeting dates for the
1941 42 school year. These meet
ing places have been authorized
by the Student Activities commit
tee and meetings for such clubs
will be authorized only on the
nights designated.
The clubs and their meeting
places are as follows: Mondays
YMCA Cabinet, YMCA Parlor;
first and third Mondays, Eco
nomics Club, physics lecture room;
Fish and Game club, Room 115
animal husbandry building; Hillel
club, Sbisa Hall lounge; Kream
& Kow Klub, creamery lecture
room; Mathematics club, Room 212
academic building; Saddle and Sir
loin club, animal husbandry lecture
Tuesday home town clubs will
meet in the places which they re
quested and the Freshman and
Sophomore YMCA councils will
meet in the YMCA. The Crypto
graphy club will meet on the first
and third Tuesday of each month
in Room 310 Academic building.
Wednesdays have been set aside
for class meetings and meetings
of the Junior and Senior YMCA
council in the office of the New
YMCA. Ex 4 H club meetings will
be held on first Thursdays in room
132 of the animal industries build
ing. The Military engineers will
meet on second Thursdays in room
117 academic building. On first
and third Thursdays American In
Group Will Leave
Today For Purpose
Of Judging 12 Girls
Twelve Aggies will leave to
morrow to journey up Denton way
to act as judges to choose the
Aggie-Day 'Sweetheart who is to
be selected from a group of
12 nominees representing 2500
By vote each of the four classes
chose three girls each to represent
them in the contest Wednesday
The Aggies will meet the girls
at 6 p.m. in Brackenridge Dormi
tory and will have dinner with
them. Following this, the sweet
heart will be selected, but the
winner will remain unknown until
Friday night when she will be an
nounced at the dance intermission.
After the selection is made the
group will go to the College Club
after which time the Aggies will
come back and spend the night
in the dormitory.
The 12 girls will come to College
Station Friday as guest for the
Town Hall program featuring Red
Nichols, and then will be escorted
to the dance following by the same
12 Aggies.
The girls nominated from the
four classes are as follows: sen
ior class—Sara Gillett, Lynn
Gibbs, and Helen Bratton; junior
class—Betty Buchanan, Claire
Newsom, and Fern Hendricks;
sophomore class—Sophie Nelson,
Mirian Good, and Anna Ruth Ashe;
and freshman , class—Barbara
Cook, Bobbie Jo Sanford, and Jo
Ann Scott.
The twelve Aggies to act as
judges are Dick Hervey, Rufus
Pierce, Bob Russell, Don Gabriel,
Russell Heitkamp, Fred Smitham,
Alden Cathey, Howard Brians,
Warren Ringgold, Pete Tumlinson,
J. O. Alexander, and Tom Gillis.
Noon Sendoff
Delays Formation
By authority of Lieut. Joe E. Da
vis, assistant , commandant, noon
formation on Tuesday will occur
at 12:30 instead of 12:10 so that
the corps may give the team a
send off to the NYU game. One
o’clock classes will not begin un
til 1:10.
Head Yell Leader Skeen Staley
has requested that the corps go
go to Dormitory 12 immediately
after 11 o'clock classes are over
where a short yell practice will
be held in honor of the team.
October 6 through Octo
ber 8—Cavalry
October 9 through Octo
ber 13—Engineers
October 14 through Octo
ber 17—Coast Artillery
Yjinity Fair and Senior
Favorite deadline—Decern
ber 20.
Club reservation deadline
—December 18.
Red Nichols Plays for Corps
Dance Friday After Town Hall
Chris Harold Groneman, assist
ant professor of industrial educa
tion in the Agricultural and Me
chanical school of Texas, is the
author of a new book, “Bent Tub
ular Furniture.”
The manuscript comprises 51
bent tubular projects for porch
and lawn furniture. It describes
the fundamental processes by
which a student or craftsman
makes steel tubing and fashions it
into various types of furniture.
Besides this book, Mr. Groneman
has another to his credit, “General
Bookbinding.” He is also a regu
lar conributor to the Industrial
Arts and Vocational Education
magazine, published in Milwaukee.
Last Opportunity To
Join Singing Cadets
There will be a meeting of the
Singing Cadets Tuesday night at
7:00 in the Assembly Hall. All
men interested in joining this club
should attend this meeting, as it
will be the last opportunity to be
come a member of this organiza
Red Nichols orchestra will be
one of the first big-name orchestras
to invade the Aggie campus this
year when he plays for the Town
Hall and the Corps Dance. Along
with the orchestra there will be
presented twelve contestants for
Aggie-Day Sweetheart and the one
who is elected will be introduced
at intermission.
The girls are being selected
from TSCW’s student body and
are according to the Lass-0 “twelve
of TSCW’s most vivacious ladies.”
The twelve contestants are Sara
Gillett, Lynn Gibbs, and Helen
Bratton, seniors, Betty Buchanan,
Claire Nusom, and Fern Hendricks,
juniors. Sophomores contesting are
Sophie Nelson, Marian Good, and
Anna Ruth Ashe with freshmen
Barbar Cook, Bobbie Jo Sanford,
and Jo Ann Scott. Members of the
judging committee will escort the
girls to the dance.
Admission to the corps dance will
be as has been the customary price
in the past, $1.10 even though this
is a big name orchestra. Many of
the corps will want to avail them
selves of the opportunity of danc
ing to the music of such an orches
tra for this price. Members of the
corps will also want to bring dates
in order to decrease the number of
stags to a minimum.
A juke box prom will follow the
corps dance on Friday night and
all of the latest records will be
available. The price for the juke
box prom will be 25 cents for a
couple and 35 cents for a couple
accompanied by one “bird-dog”.
Bird-dogs will not be admitted
The corps dance will last from
9:00 until 1:00 o’clock and the juke
box prom from 9:00 until 12:00 as
has been the policy in regard to
dances in the past.