The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 11, 1941, Image 1

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The Battalion
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Twelve Beauties, Twelve Queens, 1 Winner
Anna Ruth Ashe was the girl introduced at the
intermission of the Corps Dance last night as
the Aggie-Day Sweetheart, winner of this sig
nal honor over eleven other beauties nominated
by TSCW classes because of their charm and
personality. The twelve Aggies who acted as
judges were faced with a particularly difficult
problem when they were asked to choose from
the above 12 TSCW-ites.
Reading diagonally across the page, starting at
the left and reading up the girls are: Row 1—
Helen Bratton, Claire Nusom, Betty Buchanan.
Row 2—Mary Lynn Gibbs, Fern Hendricks,
Sara Gillet, Row 3—Jo Ann Scott, Sophia
Nelson. Row 4—Bobby Jo Sanford, Anna Ruthe
Ashe. Row 5—Barbara Cook, Marian Good.
Bob Phillips, B Infantry, Selected To Head Sophomore
Class for 1941-42; Vance Carrington is Vice-President
Gillis Presides Over Most
Turbulent Meeting of Year
Bob Phillips, B Infantry, was
elected president of the Sophomore
Class Thursday night in one of the
most turbulent class meetings of
the year. Other officers of the class
of ’44 elected were Vance Carring
ton, C Cavalry, vice president; Ray
mond Johnson, B Signal Corps,
Secretary; D. M. Griffiths, F En
gineers, treasurer; Harold Ivey,
I Infantry, Class historian; and Joe
Coolidge, D Cavalry, and Bob Me
Gee, Headquarters Signal Corps,
student welfare representatives
The meeting was presided over
by Tom Gillis, Cadet Colonel of the
Corps. So noisy and turbulent was
£he meeting which was at fever
pitch that it lasted long after its
scheduled adjournment.
The vote for president was a
clear cut majority for Bob Phillips
who carried off 272 votes for the
top office. Behind him in order were
Bob Glaze with 169 votes and Gus
Boesch with 101.
After many calls for order by
Humbert Is Made
Seed Assn Member
Dr. E. P. Humbert, head of the
Department of Genetics has been
signally honored by being made a
life member of the Texas Seeds
men’s Association, for services per
formed for the organization for
the past 22 years.
Dr. Humbert attended a meeting
of the association in San Antonio
last week and also attended a meet
ing of the Texas Seed Council,
of which he is chairman. At the
election of officers he again was
named chairman for the ensuing
year, and all other officers were
The honorary life membership in
the Texas Seedsmen’s Association
came as a surprise event on the
annual meeting program of the
organization Saturday.
Exes Cowan, North
Enter Services Of
U S Fighting Forces
Two more former Aggies have
answered the call of the colors re
cently. Granville William Cowan,
Class of ’44, enlisted for aviation
training in the United States Navy
and Harvey L. North, class of ’42
enlisted in the Cavalry.
Cowan will receive his first
month’s training at the Naval Air
Base at Dallas and from there will
go either to Corpus Christi or Pen
sacola for the completioh of his
training. After completing the full
aviation course he will be commis
sioned in the Naval Reserve and
immediately will be called to duty
with the aviation squadrons of the
the U. S. Navy.
Gillis and the organization com •
manders who counted votes, nom
inations for vice president were
taken. Vance Carrington of C Cav
alry won the post by an overwhelm
ing majority of 309 votes, the larg
est vote of the evening. Dellie
Voekel trailed with 119 and Gus
Boesch fell behind with 67 and
Bobby Latimer trailed with 64
Through cries for order the nom ■
inees for secretary were chosen. A-
mid the din and confusion of the
assembly, Raymond Johnson of B
Signal Corps, Sid Smith of the Band
and Duke Woffter were selected.
On the first vote Johnson received
a plurality count for the post but
failed to collect enough for the
Exams For Civil
Service Positions
Are Available Here
The Civil Service Commission
has announced an examination to
secure information specialists to
meet the demands of various Gov
ernment agencies. The salaries
range from $2,600 to $4,600 a year.
Optional branches are press and
publications, and radio. Profes
sional experience in editing or writ
ing for a newspaper, national mag
azine, or informational service, or
in radio informational work is re
quired. Appropriate education
may be substituted for a part of
the experience. Applications must
be filed not later than October
23, 1941.
Other examinations announced
include: Junior Physicist, Assist
ant observer in Meteorology, As
sistant and Junior Agricultural
Statistician, Letterer and Grainer
to fill vacancies at the U.S. Naval
Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas.
The examinations are open to
persons who have reached their
20th birthday but who have not
yet passed their 48th birthday.
The deadline for applications for
Letterer and Grainer is October
10, 1941.
Painter Enlists For
U S Air Corps Service
Brand Painter, who was on the
boxing team at A. & M. in 1934,
has enlisted in the Army Air Corps.
After the completion of his enlist
ment for Aviation Cadets he was
stationed at Maxwell Field, Mont
gomery, Alabama. Here he will re
ceive training which will lead to
a commission as Navigation Offi
cer in the Army Air Corps. Brand
Painter is the latest person to
join the long line of former Aggies
in the armed services.
Johnson, Griffiths, And
Ivey Chosen for Positions
needed majority. He later won a
hotly contested second vote with a
299 count to Smith’s 195 and Woff-
ter’s 12.
A vote of 262 garnered the trea
sury post for D. M. Griffiths of
F Engineers. Other candidates for
the position were Bill McKen
zie with 55 votes, Frank Lebus, 54,
and Pat Stanford, 23 votes.
For the important post of class
historian, the class chose Harold
Ivey of I Infantry by a 251 vote.
Dick Muckelroy, Bobb Francis, and
Andy Cokinos followed with 75, 9
and 2 votes respectively.
The post for the first of two Stu
dent Welfare Representatives from
the Sophomore Class was a hotly
contested one with Joe Coolidge,
D Cavalry, nosing out Ralph Leh
man by a 218 to 73 count.
Bob McGee of the Headquarters
Signal Corps was the only nominee
for the second Student Welfare
Representative position and was
elected unanimously as the meeting
came to a close.
Batt Magazine To
Be Issued Monday
The October issue of the Bat
talion magazine will be printed
and ready for distribution after
supper Monday.
Returning in this issue is Pete
Tumlenson’s creation of Fish Blotto
and in addition there are several
cai’toons by Sid Lord.
The feature story of the issue
is “The Forward Passout” by Jack
Ashworth. The story concerns the
results of a clash between two
female football teams on the grid
The magazines will be distributed
to each room by the first ser
geant of the various organizations.
The first sergeants will receive
the magazines in the basement of
the Administration building.
MIT Offering New
Government Courses
Massachusetts Institute of Tech
nology now resembles a branch of
the government’s defense forces
more than it does a private insti
tution of learning.
In his annual report to the
alumni, Karl T. Compton, president
told the current activities that are
making M.I.T. of “vital importance
... a great national resource.”
Nearly 100 members of the
teaching staff are working for the
government on advisory or operat
ing committees, their activities
ranging from technical service with
the navy to improvement of cul-
ural relations with South Ameri
can republics.
Anna Ruth Ashe Is Sweetheart
For Cadet Corps at TCU Game
First Long-Term
Juke Box Prom In
Sbisa Hall Tonight
The first Juke Box Prom ever to
be held at A. & M. during the win •
ter session will be held tonight from
9 to 12 in Sbisa Hall Annex. Music
will be furnished by recordings
played over the mess hall speaker
Admission to the dance will be 25
cents per couple and one bird dog
will be admitted with each couple
upon payment of 10 cents. Number
2 uniform will be “reg” for sopho
mores, freshmen and juniors. Sen
iors may wear civilian clothes at
all dances.
Alden Cathey, Social Secretary
of the Senior Class, stated “The
reason a Juke Box Prom is being
held this time of the year is to
provide good inexpensive entertain
ment for Aggie week ends. The
dance tonight is an experiment
and whether or not they are con
tinued in the future will be de
termined by its outcome.”
Juke Box Proms have been held
the past two summers as the hign-
light of entertainment for the sum
mer school students. Started in
1940, they have constantly gained
in popularity and attendance. This
is the first time an informal dance
such" as this has been held during
the fall.
Kelley to Speak
At American Chem
Meet Next Tuesday
Dr. C. M. Kelly of the chemis
try department will speak on “Some
Modern Approaches to Molecular
Structure” at the fifteenth meet
ing of the Texas A. & M. section
of the American Chemical Society
October 14 at 8 p. m.
Dr. Kelly who took his bachelor’s
degree from Oregon State and his
Ph. D. from the University of
Washington is the first of a series
of well known chemists from col
leges and industrial firms over
the country who will speak before
the group at its meetings for the
coming year.
Next speaker scheduled to ap
pear on future programs of the
society is Dr. R. W. Erode, Depart,
ment of Chemistry, Ohio Stale
University, who will speak on
Spectrographic Analysis Novem
ber 17.
In December Alexis Voorhies, Jr.,
Associate Director, Esso Labora
tories, Standard Oil Company will
explain the Sulphuric acid alkyla
tion process.
S. D. Kirkpatrick, Editor Chem
ical & Metallurgical Engineering,
will address the organization at its
February meeting on some sub
ject, probably National Defense.
Vitamins and public health will
be the topic discussed by Profes
sor H. H. Holmes, Head of the De
partment of Chemistry, Oberlin
College, and President of the Amer.
ican Chemical Society at the March
Last speaker of the year is Pro
fessor Farrington Daniels, Physi
cal Chemist, University of Wiscon
sin, who will talk on Electro
Kinetics in April.
At the meeting Tuesday F. W.
Jensen, Chairman of the society
will appoint a committee for the
nomination of officers.
Kent State Offers
Facilities to Defense
Kent, Ohio—Fall 'registration at
Kent State University threw into
action a new phase of the univer
sity’s effort to co-ordinate its
facilities with the national defense
emergency, Dean Raymond E.
Manchester announces.
All university organizations
which are working on phases of
the defense and emergency pro
grams are grouped under a central
University Defense Council with
Dean Manchester as chairman.
Magazine For Men
Rates Texas Aggies
In October Publication
A man’s magazine for men and
this month’s issue about REAL
men. So goes the letter from
Esquire magazine received by
Sports Editor Mike Haikin.
The real men referred to are
the members of the ’41 Aggie foot
ball team who the magazine will
discuss in an article entitled “New
Huddle Muddle” in the coming is
Senior Judging
Team to Have Last
Workout in Dallas
The Senior Livestock Judging
Team will go to Dallas this week
end for a final workout before the
collegiate judging contest in Kan
sas City on October the 18. The
results of the practice in Dallas
will determine the squad of eight
men to be selected from the thir
teen men out for the team. Coach
Irvan F. Edwards and assistant
coach William Warren will accom
pany the boys to Dallas.
The eight man squad will leave
College Station Tuesday, October
14 and will stop enroute at Okla
homa A. & M. for a short prac
tice. They will also stop at the
Eschelman Percheron Horse Farm
at Sedwick, Kansas. At the Ameri
can Royal Livestock Judging con
test A. & M. ranked fourth last
year. This year the team will
judge 12 rings of animals and
give reasons on eight. The rings
will consist of fat cattle, draft
horses, swine and sheep.
The Aggies going to the State
Fair are Tommy Stuart, Melvin
Burks, Jack Cleveland, Gordon
Grote, Carl Jahnem, Milt Ruble,
Jake Hess, William Pendleton, Vic
tor Loeffer, Alvin Murray, and
J. F. Wheat. Last year six of these
men were on the Junior Livestock
team that won first at Fort Worth
out of a field of twenty teams.
After their return from Kansas
City the team will begin prepara
tion for the International Live
stock Show in Chicago. The teams
expenses to Chicago will be paid
by the Saddle and Sirloin Club.
Photographic Contest
Again Open to Aggies
Aggie seniors are eligible to en
ter Vogue magazine’s second photo
graphic contest it has just been
announced by Vogue editors. Prizes
consisting of six month’s appren
ticeships with salary in the Conde
Nast Studios in New York will be
given the winning man and woman.
Additional cash prizes will be
awarded for the best photograph
submitted for each of the prob
This nation-wide contest consists
of eight photographic problems to
be presented in the magazine.
These cover a wide range of top
ics, including fashion shots, out
and indoor subjects, action and
still life. For further information
write to Vogue’s Photographic
Contest, 420 Lexington Ave, New
York City.
King and Taylor Head
Petroleum Engineers
At their first meeting the Pe
troleum Engineering Club elected
two senior students, Gerald King,
president, and Neal Taylor as rep
resentatives to the A. I. M. E.
meeting (Petroleum Division) to
be held in Dallas, October 16-18.
King appointed Ransom Kenny as
the club’s representative on the
Student Engineering Council.
The club also heard a lecture on
“Geology, Drilling, and Production
Problems in Connection with Salt
Dome Flank Production” by M. T.
Halbouty, Vice President, Merit
Oil Corp., Houston, Texas.
Winner Presented to Aggies At
Intermission of Corps Dance Friday
Miss Anna Ruth Ashe, T.S.C.W. sophomore from Fort Worth, was
presented to the cadet corps last night at intermission of the corps
dance as the Aggie Day Sweetheart for the joint A. & M.-T.S.C.W.
corps trip to the T.C.U. game to be held next Saturday.
Miss Ashe, who was one of the 12 nominees from T.S.C.W., was
chosen by a committee of 12 Aggie Seniors who journeyed to Denton
Wednesday. Miss Ashe was also-f
a nominee for the Sweetheart last
year from her freshman class. A1
though selected Wednesday, the
identity of the sweetheart remain
ed a closely guarded secret until
the intermission of the dance, for
which Red Nichols and his orches
tra played.
Cadet Colonel Tom Gillis pres
ented all the nominees to the corps
at the intermission and then nam
ed Miss Ashe the sweetheart. All
the nominees were brought to the
college for the week end by the
Senior Class. After their arrival
at noon yesterday, the girls ate
dinner in Sbisa Hall at the staff
table with the 12 Aggies who made
the Denton trip. Supper last night
was in Duncan Hall.
After the girls witnessed an Ag
gie yell practice, they were special
guests at the Town Hall perform
ance of Red Nichols orchestra. All
attended the corps dance as guests
of the senior class. All the girls
were given corsages of two white
The girls will be at the Juke-Box
Prom tonight but will return to
Denton Sunday.
Miss Ashe will be presented with
a bouquet of flowers at the half
of the T.C.U.—A. & M. game by
Bob Russell, major of the Aggie
band. For the corps week-end, she
will be escorted by Cadet Coined
The nominees from whom Miss
Ashe was chosen were: Senior
and Helen Bratton; Junior Class—
Class—Sara Gillett, Lynn Gibbs,
Betty Buchanan, Claire Newsom,
and Fern Hendricks; Sophomoi'e
Class—Sophie Nelson, Marion
Good, and Anna Ruth Ashe; and
Freshman Class—Barbara Cook,
Bobbie Jo Sanford, and Jo Ann
Hedges Returns From
CWS Training Course
Dr. C. C. Hedges, head of the
Chemistry Department and Di
rector of the Fireman’s Training
School, returned Monday from
Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland,
where he took the two week Civil
ian National Defetnse Chemical
Warfare Service course. He re
ceived instruction on war gasses,
gas masks, all types of bombs,
and methods of defense against
such war weapons.
Dr. Hedges also received train
ing along that of state, county,
and city defense training. T^ie
classes attended by Dr. Hedges
were made up of firemen, police
men, army officers, and F.B.I.
P A System To
Carry Broadcast
Of Game At 12:50
Beginning at 12:50 today, the
Texas A. & M.-New York Univer
sity football game will be on the
air. Originating over KTBC at
1150 kilocycles, a play by play
description of the game will be an
nounced over the campus loud
speaker system atop the Academic
building as soon as it can be trans
mitted from KTBC to WTAW, the
local station, by long distance
The game, being broadcast
through the courtesy of the Hum
ble Oil and Refining Company, will
be carried over stations KTBC,
Austin; KFJZ, Fort Worth; WRR,
Dallas; KAB, San Antonio; KDST,
Big Spring; KGKL, San Angelo;
KRBC, Abilene; KPLT, Paris;
KTEM, Temple; KRRV, Sherman;
and WACO, Waco.
Announced Dan Riss of WLW,
Cincinnati and formerly of WFAA,
Dallas will give the play by play
description of the contest.
To Hold National
Meeting In Dallas
The American Association for the
Advancement of Science is meet
ing in Dallas, during the week of
December 29 to January 3. This
association meeting has from 3,000
to 5,000 people in attendance from
sciences of all branches.
The American Society for Hort
icultural Science, which is affiliated
with the A. A. S., will have its
usual meeting in connection with
the science meeting. The event
is usually held in three separate
sections—namely, one on fruits,
vegetables, one on floriculture, and
one on ornamental horticulture.
Horticulture meetings usually have
an attendance of about 400 persons.
Most of the programs and ex
hibits will be at Southern Metho
dist University, principally in
Heyer Hall. Visiting horitcultur-
ists plan to stay on the s . M. U.
campus in dormitories. Dr. G. W.
Adriance, head of the A. & M.
Horticulture Department, is also
chairman of the committee on local
arrangements for the meeting, and
has already received many ad
vance registrations for the meet
Aggieland to Dreamland-With
Hot Jive and Aggie Sweetheart
By E. M. Rosenthal
Guion Hall felt it. The Aggies
felt it. That solid rhythm was in
the air and a packed house wanted
the world to know it.
The moment maestro Red Nich
ols opened the Town Hall show last
night in Guion Hall feet were
beating out the red hot boogie
and hands clapped in time to the
jive as the music went.“wailing to
the four winds.” Aggieland was
in a world far fx-om College Sta
tion, all earthly worries were for
gotten and Aggies knew that the
Nichols orchestra ruled all.
Penny Banks, the orchestra’s
diminutive vocalist, captured the
hearts of the entire audience each
time she took the spotlight. In
fact a mental feud was being car
ried on among the Aggies—Which
did they want more? Solid jive or
the sweet songs of Penny? Thun
derous applause greeted both and
the encores of each only compli
cated trying to make a decision.
After an hour’s entertainment,
the orchestra was finally able to
break away from the enthusiastic
crowd long enough to move their
instruments to Sbisa Hall for the
corps dance. But Sbisa saw the
same thing—Aggies intoxicated
with the strains from Nichols and
Company. True enough fifteen hun
dred Aggies and their dates were
in the groove.
During the intermission things
quieted in old Sbisa long enough
for the crowd to hear an an
nouncement for which they had
been waiting all week. Cadet Col
onel Tom Gillis walked up to the
bandstand to present the T.C.U.
corps trip queen, T.S.C.W. sopho
more beauty, Anna Ruth Ashe.
After the intermission the Ag
gies came back for another two and
a half hours of dancing and when 1
o’clock rolled around, Aggieland
realized that its first big name
corps dance of the year was a suc
cess that would be hard to parallel.