The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 14, 1941, Image 2

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    -TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1941
Page 2
The Battalion
The Battalia \ official newspaper of the Agricultural and
Mechanical Oolleg*. of Texas and the City of College Station,
Is published three times weekly from September to June, is
sued Tuesday, Tnursday, and Saturday mornings; and is pub
lished 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, $8 a school year. Advertising rates
upon request.
Represented nationally by National Advertising Service,
Inc., at New York City, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, and
San Francisco.
Office, Room 122, Administration Building. Telephone
Don Gabriel
E. M. Rosenthal
Ralph Criswell ..
Associate Editor
.Advertising Manager
Sports Staff
Mike Haflcin Sports Editor
W. F. Oxford Assistant Sports Editor
Mike Mann Senior Sports Assistant
Jerry Gleason, D. B. Gofer Junior Sports Editors
Circulation Staff
I. D. Wllmeth Circulation Manager
Photography Staff
Jack Jones...'. Staff Photographer
Bob Crane, Ralph Stenzel Assistant Photographers
Tuesday’s Staff
Lee Rogers Managing Editor
W. A. Goforth Assistant Advertising Manager
Tom Vannoy Junior Editor
Jack Decker Junior Editor
Clyde Franklin Junior Editor
Rcportorial Staff
Tom Leland, Benton Taylor, W. J. Hamilton, Calvin Brum-
ley, Charles McKnight, C. G. Scruggs, John May, Douglass
Lancaster, Gordon Sullivan, Herman Phillipson, Tom Journeay.
Go to Fort Worth
Corps trip time is here! In just a few short
days Aggieland will move en masse to Fort
Worth for the first conference game of the
season with T, C. U.
This is one trip that every Aggie should
make. It will be the first opportunity of the
cadet corps to follow the team in a confer
ence game. And the corps will be needed.
T. C. U. promises to be the stiffest competi
tion so far for the Aggies. The Frogs have
an undefeated team with a great defensive
record. All of which makes the task of the
Aggie team doubly hard. With the corps in
- Fort Worth and occupying the entire east
side of the T. C. U. stadium, the team will
have the necessary support of the corps.
Make up your mind now to go to the
game. This should be the largest corps trip
in the history of A. & M. For a great many
years The Aggies have looked forward to
the bi-annual trip to Fort Worth for the
T. C. U. game; this year should be no except
Fort Worth has always shown the Ag
gies a good time while in the city there. It
also will be our opportunity to give them an
exhibition of Aggie spirit. Few sights are
more impressive than the cadet corps on a
corps trip—the parade preceding the game
and then the Twelfth Man in action at the
game. For the corps the trip serves as much
needed relaxation from the drab existence of
classes day after day.
Miss a corps trip, and you miss one of
the greatest events in your Aggie career.
Army—get behind the team and go to Fort
Worth this weekend one hundred per cent
New Guion Hall
The Assembly Hall is dead, but in its place
College Station now has the remodeled Guion
Hall to serve as a modern motion picture
The old Assembly Hall seemed almost to
be a tradition at A. & M., but its end was
inevitable for use as a theater with the
growth of the college. The building will still
be used for various campus activitis such as
class meetings.
In its place College Station and the corps
now has Guion Hall which although too small
to serve as a meeting place for the corps
seems to be a perfect choice for a theater.
Located between th old and new dormitory
areas, it is much more convenient than the
Assembly Hall. No expense has been spared
in the effort to give the cadet corps a better
place for this form of entertainment.
The corps should be proud of this im
provement. It represents a long standing
need on the campus to provide more enter
tainment for everyone. And the corps should
do its best to see that Guion is left in the
best possible condition. Every effort must
be made to see that property is not destroy
ed. Guion seems to be adequate to serve the
needs of the corps as a theater for many
years to come. It should be kept in good
With one improvement for Aggie thea
ter goers, there still remains one more thing
to be done—that is to improve the Aggies
themselves in their show-going manners.
Typical of the old Assembly hall was the
deafening roars which punctuated a movie
from beginning to end. Noise may be neces
sary at this form of entertainment, but cer
tainly not the kind that existed at the old As
sembly Hall.
It is an opportune time for the corps to
begin to observe a few more common sense
rules of conduct during the shows. The yell
ing is unnecessary and often destroys one’s
enjoyment of the show being presented. The
Aggies themselves should take the lead in
curbing unnecessary noises at the shows.
This idea was carried into effect at the
organization commanders meeting held last
week when they adopted a resolution in which
they agreed that the unnecessary yelling
must stop. As a result of that meeting an
order was released from the Corps headquar
ters office which read in parts as follows:
“Conduct at the Guion Hall motion picture
theater will be such as is customary at all
motion picture houses. Gentlemanly conduct
and the ordinary rules of propriety will be
All Aggies should agree that more quiet
would make the shows much more enjoyable.
Now is the opportunity to turn over a new
leaf in Aggie motion picture conduct. The
Senior Class should she that the above reg
ulation is strictly enforced. It is for the
benefit of all Aggies. Guion Hall is our thea
ter—we should appreciate it and do the best
we can to preserve it.
Man, Your Manners
By I. Sherwood - " 1 ~
“Dear Jane” is the accepted way to begin a
letter of any degree of intimacy^ “My dear
Jane” is more formal, but maybe you should
find out whether she wants you to begin at
all; the man takes the initiative in starting
the correspondence and continuing it, but
a woman appreciates a man’s asking whether
he may write—your first letter could do dou
ble duty.
A Comma is correctly used after your
salutation; the colon is correct for a business
Air-mail service has had its effect on
the kind of stationery that is being man
ufactured. Much of it now in use is purposely
of lighter weight so that several sheets may
be used under the six cent rate; white is still
first, and if you should be perfectly proper
always, choose white of good quality.
Most stationery used for social corres
pondence is folded once so that it will have
four writing surfaces. For the benefit of
some who may be confused as to which pages
to use first the following may be helpful:
fill the pages in their order as you would
read a book, or else write on page one, then
four, then unfold, turn sideways and write
from top to bottom on pages two and three.
If you expect to use only two pages use one
and three. Single sheets are acceptable but
the order must be indicated.
Printed Headings are very popular and
along with the man’s name and address they
may carry the telephone number.
Letters represent you—they reflect your
personality, your intelligence and your neat
Typed letters are preferred for business,
but if a potential employer asks for your
letter in your hand writing, he will likely
give it serious consideration.
Another’s mail is inviolate—whether or
not the letter has been opened.
Nothing is so galling to a 'people, not
broken in from the birth, as a paternal,
or in other words, a meddling govern
ment, a government which tells them
what to read and say and eat and drink
and wear. —Thomas Macaulay
Quotable Quotes
“National defense and welfare are dependent
upon the development of a strong, healthy
people. A positive program of physical,
mental and social fitness is needed. This
program must start in childhood and youth
to lay the foundations for healthy adult life.
It is a long-range program. Children, youth
and adults need to learn a variety of leisure
time skills, such as are offered in physical
education, for use now and in the future.
Frustrated, neglected, or bored people have
low morale. Physical education renders an
indispensable service to morale improvement
through the development of leisure time
skills and the opportunities which it offers
for their expression.” Frank G. McCormick,
University of Minnesota athletic director,
warns that undirected leisure breeds isms.
The World Turns On
====z=z;=; By Dr. J. H. Quisenberry
The idea that genius and immorality are
closely associated is widespread. According
to Albert Wiggam ninety per cent of people
believe that “exceptionally brilliant men and
women are unstable in temperament, given
to drink, and likely to carry on unconven
tional sex relations.” It is also thought that
precocious children or child prodigies are
nervous, maladjusted, hard to manage, and
likely to become mentally and morally un
balanced adults.
These beliefs have led many to call Hit
ler a German Napoleon and to charge him
with mental unbalance and maniacal obses
sions. Be that as it may, there are a number
of prominent writers who say that if there
had been no Hitler there would still have
been Nazi Germany and world chaos today.
It may be questioned whether or not we
wish to compliment Hitler by comparing him
with Napoleon, but the evidence from more
than 300 studies is irrefutable that genius
and immorality are not positively correlated.
In fact, the evidence shows that brains and
character go together rather than repulsing
one another. A number of tests have been
worked out for determining scores of moral
ity and these tests have been given to all
age groups. In every case those with higher
intelligence scores showed higher scores in
Intelligent individuals know that intel
ligent conduct is right conduct. As Wiggam
points out, “The Ten Commandments, the
Golden Rule, the moral and religious codes of
every race, are simply statements of the
solutions which the wisest men have found
to life’s problems.
Since intelligence is controlled by both
heredity and environment it may be improv
ed by education and selective mating. These
agencies are under social control. May we not
apply the same human intelligence to the
making of better men that we use in the
making of better machines?
caps disiractiofis
(||| TOM VANNOY ||)
“Make him come out of there, Captain. Every year I have
trouble making him take his sulphur aiub molasses!”
Charlie Babcock
“Backwash: An agitation resulting from some action or occurrence.”—Webster
Knocking ’Em Over . . . Scrimmage
between the Aggies and the var
sity Navy team last week as A.
& M. was on its way to New York
was an abbreviated affair. Navy
called it quits after the Aggies
ran up four
touchdowns in the
first quarter.
Then Saturday,
the sailor boys
beat Lafayette,
41 2 . . . Number,
ed among the se
lections requested
over KSAM in
Huntsville, Satur-
Babcock day, was the tune
“Get Out of Town” which was ded
icated to “the Texas Aggies.”
That night, there were more than
300 khaki cadets in the city limits
... Ed Herman saw the New York
game Saturday as the guest of
his sister, ope of the foremost
models in Manhattan. All ex
penses were paid by “big sister,”
and Ed dated her “model friends.”
. . . Highlight of the Week: Sports
Editor Mike Haikin’s prediction
of 18 football winners out of 19
possibilities and the resultant bulge
in his wallet to the lump of $25
. . . Duties as tenor sax in the
Aggieland Orchestra had to be re
linquished by Don Hackney for
about fifteen minutes Friday night
when he “filled in” with Red
NichoTs outfit. Alden Gathey, so
cial secretary, was responsible for
the big opportunity.
• • •
The Daily Texan came up with
the following gem in their Sunday
“The girls pulled a fast on.
“Senior Aggies Thomas Jackson
and Claude Stewart dined at Scot
tish Rite dormitory Saturday night,
and just as dinner was almost
over, one of the waiters emerged
discretely with two little teapots,
“short and tout,” and set one be
fore Jackson, the other before
Stewart. Cheers arose.
“ ‘Now we can go back and tell
them!’ exclaimed Jackson, eyes
popping in amazement, and they
sipped ecstatically.”
Evidently, Jackson and Stewart
were enjoying their first cup of
the “university beverage.”
• • •
From the campus of Texas A.
& I. comes the dope that mem
bers of the Delta Sigma Chi Fra
ternity didn’t get any sleep the
night of Saturday, October 4.
The reason? Several Aggies
beat them back to their rooms in
the Gunter Hotel after the A. & I.
Aggie game and took their natural
preference of sleeping on the beds
instead of a floor.
As one frat lad put it, “Getting
into your room was worse than
getting into the stadium.”
Upon opening the door of his
room, he for one discovered mat-
tressess and bodies strewn from
wall to wall. Pinching himself, he
actually counted 26 people snoring
Uncovering the heads of two of
the boys, he found strangers. Two
more proved to be strangers, and
Aggies at that.
A story filled with laughter right
to the top is one in which either
Joe E. Brown or Martha Raye
is starred. Here is one in which
they are together, “$1,000 A
TOUCHDOWN.” The mere men
tion of either of these names is
enough to insure an ample supply
of comedy for a show.
The other half of the double
feature is “‘THE OFFICER AND
THE LADY,” with Rochelle Hud
son and Bruce Bennett in the lead
ing roles. This is one motion pic
ture that might better have been
left unmade. The eternal triangle
slips into the limelight once more.
Rochelle . Hudson is the school
teacher-daughter of a crippled po
lice lieutenant; Bruce Bennett is
a policeman in love with Rochelle;
and Sidney Blackner, a gangster al
so that way about Rochelle.
Cop chases gangster, gangster
chases girl; and cop chases girl.
There are one or two spots that
are passable, but as a whole, the
story is not too wonderful.
For a most excellent evening to
day or tomorrow, Guion Hall is
showing “MEET JOHN DOE.” It
is a motion picture that will prob
ably end right at the top when this
year is over and the roll is called
for the best ten pictures of the
Gary Cooper and Barbara Stan
wyck are featured in the film,
Gar yis “John Doe,” a ficticious
character devised by Barbara in
order to keep her job on a metro
politan daily newspaper. After
spreading the tale of “John Doe,”
she must produce someone to back
up the story, so Cooper, a former
baseball pitcher, is hired to play
the role.
“John Doe” is a man filled to
his hat brim with brotherly love
and friendliness. His doctrines
are spread over the entire country.
He tours the country to aid the or-
Full Stomach Aids
Army Dive Bombers
ganization of “John Doe clubs”.
Calamity befalls him and all his
friends desert him.
Both Gary and Barbara have
turned in a job on the show that
should insure them special recog -
nition from everyone who sees the
Tuesday, Wednesday —
Gary Cooper, Barbara Stan
wyck, Edward Arnold, and
Walter Brennan.
Tuesday, Wednesday —
“$1,000 A TOUCHDOWN,”
starring Joe E. Brown and
Martha Raye. Also “THE
LADY,” with Rochelle Hud
son and Bruce Bennett.
Top that jacket or suit
off with a hat from
Thom McAiTs
There’s nothing better than a
full stomach for fliers embarking DOUBLE FEATURE PROGRAM
on dive bombing maneuvers, accord
ing to German scientific literature
analyzed by Dr. John F. Fulton,
Yale university physiologist.
Dr. Fulton says reports from
Germany emphasize that empty
stomachs seriously lower a dive
bombers’ ability to withstand the
terrific acceleration of a dive.
The Nazis, Dr. Fulton adds, are
experimenting in use of certain Rochell Hudson, Bruce Rennet
drugs to improve tolerance to ac
celeration. Both Britain and the
reich, he says, have proposed use
of girdle like pneumatic belts and
pneumatic trousers to minimize the
rush from a flier’s head to the low
er extremities.
Professor Robert Balk, a Mount
Holyoke college geology and geo
graphy teacher, recently wanted to
do a little tax re mapping for the
state of Massachusetts—and there
in lies a tall story.
To his recent income tax pay
ment, the professor added another
check for $23.92, with this ex
planation: “In my opinion, both
the federal and state income tax
rates are too low. I, for one, would
be glad if this small amount be
added to the income of the state]”
And, believe it or not, the state
refused—the tax commissioner said
there’s no legal way the state
could accept the money!
Like their modern descendants,
students didn’t pass in the bibli
cal days, either. And if you don’t
believe it, give a once-over to the
following quotations gathered for
you by an industrious reporter on
the staff of the Pioneer, student
newspaper at Whitman college.
“Thou shalt not pass.”—Num
bers 20:18.
“Suffer not a man to pass.”—
Judges 3:28.
“The wicked shall no more pass.”
•—Nahum 1:15.
“None shall pass.”—Isaiah 34:10.
“This generation shall not pass.”
—Mark 13:30.
“There shall no stranger pass.”
—Amos 3:17.
“Beware that thou pass not.”—
2nd Kings 6:9.
“Neither any son of man pass.”
—Jermiah 51:43.
“No man may pass throuh be
cause of the beasts.”—Ezekiel 14:
“Though they roar, yet they can
not pass.”—Jeremiah 5:22.
An Aggie designed the Memor
ial Stadium at the University of
In 1926, there was an air ser
vice corps in A. & M.
That a live oak tree was planted
for each Aggie who gave his life
in the World War. This was done
immediately after the first World
Condensed milk and manufactur
ed ice had their origin in Texas.
Donald Duck Cartoon
1940 A. & M. vs. T. C. U.
Conference Football Game
Eyes Tested
Glasses Fitted
Dr. John S. Caldwell
Bryan, Texas
Her “Thanks For The
Wonderful Evening”
, If You
Bring Her Out
On Airport Road
3:30 & 6:45
esstea, ss
Spring BYINGTON • James GLEASON • Gene LOCKHART • Directed by Frank CAPRA
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