The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 21, 1941, Image 1

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DIAL 4-5444 STUDENT TRI WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OF TEXAS A. & M. COLLEGE The Battalion DIAL 4-5444 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE CITY OF COLLEGE STATION VOLUME 41 122 ADMINISTRATION BLDG. COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, OCT. 21, 1941 Z275 NUMBER 19 Activities Committee Allocates $2,000 to Clubs Agronomy Society to Get Half of Cotton Ball Funds Wednesday Set for Fish Class to Meet Votes Counted By Yell Leaders And Regimental Officers Election of class officers is the prime object of the first meeting of the freshman class which will be held Wednesday night after supper at Assembly Hall. Follow ing the election the class will make plans for the coming year. Tom Gillis, cadet colonel of the corps, will preside at the meeting until the new Fish president takes over the duties. Regimental com manders and yell leaders will as sist in counting votes and main taining order. In order that a fair representa tion of all the organizations of the corps be present, Gillis asks that as many freshmen as possible be present. He also requests the co operation of the freshmen in mak ing the first meeting a success. Chief function of the class of ficers will be to conduct the Fish Ball which will be held next spring. Ashton Writes For Ag Magazine On Research Study The agricultural possibilities of Nicaragua are discussed in a lengthy article in the current is sue of Agriculture in the Americas, an official publication of the Of fice of Foreign Agricultural Rela tions of the United States Depart ment of Agriculture. The article was written by Dr. John Ashton of the Department of Rural Sociol ogy of A. & M. while he was on a leave of absence to serve as an exchange professor and agri cultural adviser to Nicaragua un der the Convention for Promotion of Inter-American Cultural Rela tions, to which most of the Amer ican Republics are parties. A native of England and a resi dent of the United States since 1901, Dr. Ashton gradauted from Texas A. & M. College and Mis souri University. He has been on the staffs of several large agri cultural publications and has writ ten a number of books on livestock production and has travelled exten sively in Europe and Latin Ameri ca. At A. & M. Dr. Ashton teaches Agricultural Journalism, and is recognized as a poet of renown. Agriculture in the Americas is an intensely interesting publication and may be obtained on request from the U. S. D. A. It is cir culated widely among colleges, uni versities and experiment stations throughout the United States. Lucian Morgan Receives Call To Active Army Duty Lucian M. Morgan, director of the placement office of the Asso ciation of Former Students, has been called to active duty as a First Lieutenant, Field Artillery. He will report to Ellington Field for examination on October 20 and will be sent to the Adjutant Gen eral’s School at Arlington Canton ment, Va. Before his departure Lieutenant Morgan is starting the year’s-pro gram and will have all prelimi nary work completed before leav ing. During Morgan’s absence' the work of the placement office will be handled by other members of the association staff, aided by mem bers of the college faculty who will be called upon for extra ser vice durig the emergency. There will be no curtailment of the pro gram during the period of nation al emergency. Morgan will attend the Adjutant General’s School and will be put through a two month’s course for classification officers. And the Fightin’ Aggies Rolled On S II!! ■ * illlii ilillli® in §if§&& mmm ifl Sparkplug Derace Moser is shown as he carries a T. C. U. punt back deep into Frog territory. Moser took this T. C. U. kick on the 50 yard line and returned it to the Frog 32 early in the first quarter. Cullen Ro gers has just blocked Frank Kring of T. C. U. Gillespie, number 40 and Odell, number 54 close in for the tackle. Photo by Jack Jones. Twenty-one Aggies Listed in Who’s Who In Colleges and Universities for 41-42 Activities And Scholarship Are Basis for Choice Twenty-one Texas Aggies made the Who’s Who in American Col leges and Universities for the ses sion of 1941-42 which is published by the University of Alabama, un der the editorship of H. Pettus Randall. An original list of 30 students were selected by a committee of regimental commanders presided over by Tom Gillis and this list was submitted to the faculty mem bers of the Student Activity com mittee for them to eliminae those on the list down to twenty, which is the number that A. & M. is al lowed to have. These men were selected by con sidering their qualities of leader ship, activity, popularity, and schol arship. The scholastic requirements were a 1.5 grade point average or better, and this requirement is not to be waived unless the student is particularly outstanding in the oth er three fields. Also included in the list is Ca de Colonel Tom Gillis who is not counted in the 20 since he was listed last year. Those students chosen were Ro land Bing; Editor, Agriculturist magazine, president, Collegiate F. F. A., freshman Danforth Fellow ship winner; Howard Brians; Lt. Col. Cavalry Regiment, Social Sec retary Cotton Ball, chairman, Cav alry dance committee; Sam. E. Brown, Lt. Col. Infantry regiment, president Tri-state A. & M. club; Alden Cathey, Social Secretary of the Senior Class, Cadet Captain second battalion Infantry staff, president of the Junior Class 1941; Billy Davis; Editor, Engineer mag azine, president Hill County club, member Student Engineering coun cil. Don Gabriel, editor of The Bat talion, Cadet Major, commander first battalion Coast Artillery Corps, president of the Debate Club; Joe W. Gibbs, Lt. Col. En gineer regiment, president, society of American Military Engineers; Tom S. Gillis; Cadet Colonel, corps commander, Chairman, Student Aid Fund Committee; R. L. Heit- kamp; Editor, Longhorn, Cadet Captain, Field Artillery regiment al staff, freshman class historian, Defense Rating Slows Completion Of New Dormitories Difficulty in securing building materials, especially plumbers fit tings, has made it impossible to keep up with the original cons truction schedule for the new dorm itories. However, an attempt is be ing made to relieve this situation as quickly as possible. E. N. Holmgreen, business man ager of the college, yesterday was plumbing valves which have been an A-9 priority rating on certain plumbing valevs which have been one of the chief causes of the de lay. This will help to relieve the difficulty in continuing the cons truction work. Everything possi ble is being done to complete the dormitories on schedule in order to relieve the crowded situation in the old dorms as soon as possi ble. Not a British Invasion--Just Reagan High School Redcoats By Nelson Karbach Hey, Army, how would you like a chance to have a date with a beautiful young girl? You are go ing to have 147 chances when the Red Coats from Reagan high school in Houston come to the cam pus next Saturday to drill at the A. & M.-Baylor game. The Red Coats are going to drill at the game and after the game—it’s up to you, Army! Jack Nagle is in charge of the date bureau and has com plete descriptions of the girls. He will announce arrangements for making dates with the girls in the next day or two. The girls will arrive on a spec ial train Saturday afternoon just before the game and will go im mediately to Kyle Field where they will drill before the game. They will attend the game as guests of the college. After the game they will go to the Assembly Hall where ihey will meet their dates and go to supper. They will leave on the train about an hour after the corps dance. This year’s snappy edition of Reagan Red Coats is headed by Muriel Howell, drum major; Ruth Doss, drill master; Maggie Jo Turner and Patsy Porter, assis tant drill masters. The lieutenants are Laurel Lee, Joyce Harveson, Patty Scott, and Margie Fiet. It is sponsored by Mrs. Bernice Bark er Gale and has been backed by ex-Aggie Kenneth Mairn, class of ’24. The Red Coat drum and bugle corps was organized in 1926 and was one of the first high school pep squads and drum and bugle corps to be formed. Since it was first organized, it has developed until it is one of the best known or ganizations of its kind in the state. In the past few years, the organ- ation has made trips to San An tonio’s Battle of Flowers, Dallas, Waco, Lake Charles, Corpus Chris- ti, and other places. Their most outstanding trip was made to Mex ico City where they staged a com mand performance before the Pres ident of Mexico. Names of Thirty Cadets Submitted For Consideration Junior Editor of the Longhorn 1941. Harry Herrington; Lt. Col., Composite Regiment, president, Palestine Club; Dick Hervey, pres ident of the Senior Class, Cadet Captain, commander of K Infan try, historian Junior Class 1941; Ransom Kenny; Lt. Col. Coast Ar tillery Corps Regiment, vice presi dent, Scholarship Honor Society, Junior Class Student Welfare rep resentative; Louis Kercheville; Lt. Col. Field Artillery Regiment, first sergeant Ross Volunteers, president San Antonio Club, Field Artillery award; Jack Miller; President Jun ior Class, Danforth Fellowship win ner, vice-president Sophomore class 1941, master sergeant Caval ry regiment; Derace Moser; two year letterman in varsity football, varsity track letter, freshman bas ketball letter, Cadet First Lieuten ant Field Artillery first battal ion staff. Rufus Pearce; Lt. Col. of Orchestra, member of Student En gineering council; Bob Russell; Ca det Major of Aggie band, member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Fred Smitham; Town Hall manager, Cadet Major, exec utive officer Composite Regiment, president, Y Cabinet; Marshal Spi vey; two year letterman in varsity football and track, student repre sentative on athletic council, cadet Captain, Coast Artillery Regiment al Staff; Skeen Staley; head yell leader, Cadet Captain, commander, E Engineers, member Student En gineering Council; and Jack Taylor, president Scholarship Honor Soc iety, Cadet Captain, commander, third headquarters Field Artillery, Danforth Fellowship winner. C N Heilscher Added to IE Staff C. N. Heilscher has been added to the industrial education depart ment as an instructor. He was un able to report here until after Oc tober 1, because of a previous com mittment at Conroe, Texqs. Heilscher received his B.S. de gree from Texas A. & M. in 1933. While he was a student here he was a member of the Aggie band, the Aggieland Orchestra, and the Ross Volunteers. He first taught in the junior high school at Beaumont, Texas, and after three years moved to Con roe. Heilscher's work here consists of teaching elementary woodcraft, ornamental iron-work, methods of teaching elementary high school drawing, and a theory class in mod ern industi'ies. He is also supervis or of the apprentice teachers in the A. & M. consolidated high school, and in the junior and senior high schools in Bryan. Headquarters Corps of Cadets Texas A. & M. College College Station, Texas October 20, 1941 President T. C. U. Student Body c-o M. E. Sadler, President of T. C. U. Fort Worth, Texas Dear President: The incident which, occured following the T. C. U. & A. M. football game in Fort Worth Saturday concerning the re moval and destruction of the Frog flag is regrettable be cause it did not express the sentiment of the Aggie Cadet Corps. We would like to add the apologies of the Corps to those of the student responsible, and we will replace it with a similar flag, purchased with funds col lected from our Corps and pre sent it to the T. C. U. Student Body. The occurence was not indi cative of the Spirit of A. M. and we would like to replace the banner in furtherance of the feeling of sportmanship which prevails between our schools. Your students were most kind to the Corps during its visit, and we hope to return it next year in full measure. Sincerely, Tom Gillis, Cadet Colonel Skeen Staley, Head Yell Leader Honor Society Names 68 Seniors For Current Year Senior members of the Schol arship Honor Society for the com ing year have been selected and the first meeting will be held in the C.E. lecture room Friday, Oc tober 24 at 7:30 p.m. Plans and policies for the coming year will be formulated at this meeting and committees appointed, so it is im portant that all members be pres ent. The purpose of this society is to create a closer understanding between students and faculty; to promote the exchange of ideas a- mong students; to provide a means of presentation of special topics of current interest, and to promote a high standard of scholarship in the college. Scholastic standing as recorded in the college records determines eligibility for membership in this organization. The upper eighty; per cent of the senior class and the upper four per cent of the jun ior class in each school are ad mitted. Additional requirements are that the candidates have no grade of F and have spent at least one year at A. & M. The grade point average for the senior class in the various schools this year is as follows: School of Agriculture, 2.12; School of Engi neering 2.23; School of Veterinary Medicine, 2.05; School of Arts and Sciences, 2.23. Any senior who can fulfill the requirements and whose name does not appear below should contact Jack Taylor in room 328 Dorm 4 at once. Junior members of the society will be announced as soon as the list can be prepared. Following is the list of the sen ior members for this year: J. W. Autry, Shitrtey Azar, W. (See HONOR SOCIETY, Page 2) First Choice Given Clubs Having Members To Take Part in Intercollegiate Contests Over $2,000 has been allocated to 22 student organizations on the basis decided upon at the September meeting of the Student Activities committee. The basis was that clubs having intercollegiate represen tatives for whom the college furnishes no funds should be given first preference. Service organizations were given second choice. Clubs that send student delegates to state or national organizations were given third consideration and after these groups all other applications were considered. At the meeting held last Thurs-4 day it was voted to give the Agronomy society fifty percent of the proceeds from the Cotton Ball which in the future will be put on as a corps dance. The balance of the profits from the Cotton Ball will go to the corps dance fund. The committee voted that all dances should be closed. This means that only members of the organizations giving the dance may attend that dance. Division of Funds In the division of the funds items not considered were socials, speak ers, equipment, including books which could be secured otherwise, inspection trips, printing, stamps and other supplies. No requests for speakers were granted at this time because of the lack of funds. It is expected that there will be additional funds available through the Guion Hall picture show. At this time there is no way to tell how much money will be available from this source but should it exceed that already al located the excess will be distribu- uted to those eligible organiza tions who have been temporarily turned down. Clubs submitting applications in cluded expenditures of the pre vious year and proposed budget of income and expenditure for the current year. These were used as the base for amounts of funds appropriated. Club Allocations The funds and the amounts which they are to receive and the pur pose for which they are to be used are as follows: A. I. Ch. E., $100 for delegates; Future Farmers (See CLUBS, Page 4) Faculty Dance Club Swings Out This Wed The Faculty Dance Club will present its second dance of the season, a “barn dance” Wednesday night, October 24 at Sbisa Hall. The music will be furnished by the Aggieland ‘“Sextette” which will play from nine until twelve p.m. Any old clothes will be in style for this particular “barn dance, and according to C. J. Samuelson, “anything will do provided the wearer is comfortable and the on lookers are not shocked.” If plans go through the champion caller, of Giles County will direct the dances in a few selected square dances. Everyone who enjoys barn dancing is invited. Official Holiday Schedule Released Official dates of the Thanks giving holidays at A. & M. Col lege have been changed from Nov. 20-22, as announced in ,the college catalogue, to Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, 6:00 p.m., F. C. Bolton, dean of the college, has announced. The original dates were set be fore Governor Coke Stevenson an nounced that Texas would celebrate Thanksgiving on Nov. 27 instead of on Nov. 22 as proclaimed by President F. D. Roosevelt. The date of Nov. 27, the day of the an nual Texas A. & M.-University of Texas football game here, had been declared as a holiday of the col lege but is now included in the new dates set by Dean Bolton. Offices of the college will be clos ed Nov. 27-29 but the students will be excused from 6 p.m., Nov. 26 to 6 p.m., Dec. 1. Classes will be resumed at 8 a.m. on December 2. “Flying Blind” Program to Honor Ex-Aggies Tonight “Spirit of Aggieland” Will be Played and Sung On Texas Quality Network The Flying Cadets at Randolph Field will pay tribute to A. & M. and the ex-Aggies who are now in training there, tonight between 8:30 and 9:00 o’clock on the “Fly ing Blind” program over the air waves. The program will originate at Randolph Field, the West Point of the Air, and will be carried over the stations of the Lone Star Chain from Radio Station KTSA, San Antonio. Highlight of the program will be the playing and singing of the “Spirit of Aggieland,” almo-mater song of the college. Texas A. & M. is one of the col leges to be so honored in recog nition of the numerous students and alumni who have gone into the air service. Last June over 80 Aggies signed up for the flying vraining offered and since then another 40 or more have enrolled to carry on the tradition that Tex as A. & M. furnished more com missioned officers for the U. S. Army than any college in the Unit ed States, including West Point. Each Tuesday night four repre sentatives from each of the lower and upperclasses at Randolph Field vie with each other in a bat tle of wits as they scramble to stay on the beam by answering correct ly questions selected from a group submitted by members of the en tire corps. It is possible that some ex-Aggies now at the train ing center will appear on the pro gram but the selections are not an nounced until the program starts, Poultry Team Plans Chicago Trip in Nov The A. & M. Poultry Judging team is making plans to attend the National Collegiate Poultry Judging contest to be held in Chi cago during November, it was an nounced by Coach E. D. Parnell. The team has just returned from a successful trip to the Austin and Brazoria County fairs where they participated in judging poultry ex hibits. The team is carrying on intens ive practice and before leaving for Chicago, they will judge poul try at the Wharton County Fair and at Oklahoma A. & M. Cadet Corps’and Reveille Cave Cowtown Sample of Ag Power By Ken Bresnen In the distance could be heard the beat of drums, as five thous and Aggies marched up Main street in Fort Worth last Satur day morning. The roar of patriot ic applause grew louder and loud er, reaching a climax as Cadet Colonel Tom Gillis and his staff reached the reviewing stand. Revielle trotted along faithfully behind the corps staff, and when the staff and Infantry band halt ed in front of the reviewing stand’ she divided her attention equal ly between them as if it were her particular duty to see that the pa rade went off smoothly. The Field Artillery and Compos ite regiments passed in review to the martial strains of the Marine Song played by the Infantry Band The band then moved out and fol lowed the Composite regiment to the dismissal area and the Field Artillery Band marched into posi tion to play for the rest of the parade. News photographers from the Fort Worth papers covered the pa rade and newsreel cameramen film ed the parade from atop the marquee of a large department store. After the corps had demonstrat ed its military strength to the peo ple of Texas in a parade that took twenty-five minutes to pass, the T. C. U. yell leaders had their own parade of jalopies decorated in maroon and white to bid the Ag gies welcome to Cow Town.