The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 23, 1941, Image 1

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    DIAL 4-5444
The Battalion
DIAL 4-5444
Picture Date
Extended For
Senior Gass
Vanity Fair And
Senior Favorites
Should be Submitted
The deadline for Senior Long
horn pictures has been extended
through Monday, October 27. In
order to facilitate the staff’s work,
this is positively the last time the
deadline will be extended.
Seniors are cautioned against
waiting until the last moment to
submit Vanity Fair and Senior Fa
vorite pictures. Vanity Fair pic
tures must be 5 x 7, made close
up, and have gloss finish. Senior
Favorite photos will be 8 x 10, full
length, with gloss finish.
Camp pictures may be submit
ted now to Bennie Hancock, Hall
No. 4, Room 128. The deadline for
these shots will be announced later.
Club presidents will get applica
tion blanks for club reservations
in the Longhorn from Bennie Han
cock, or J. C. Grantham, Legett
Hall, Room 86. This should be done
as soon as possible.
Immediately after the closing
of the Senior deadline, the junior
pictures are to be submitted. The
junior deadlines are as follows:
October 23 to October 27—
Field Artillery
October 28 through November
November 3 through Novem
ber 6—Composite Reg.
November 7 through Novem
ber 11—Cavalry
November 11 through Novem
ber 14—Coast Artillery
November 17 through Novem
ber 20—Engineers
It is possible for juniors who
cannot arrange for their pictures
to be made at the designated time,
to have their pictures made any
time within the time allotted for
all juniors.
Actual Firing
Starts for Aggie
Riflemen Thursday
With two weeks theory of rifle
shooting behind them, the A. & M.
Rifle Team will begin actual shoot
ing Thursday morning at the old
range located beside the Coast Ar
tillery Armory. Squadmen will
practice on their off periods at
which time they are expected to
prove their ability and to try
methods taught them in theory.
Lt. Charles A. Williams, of the
Engineers, instructor of the team,
said that he was well satisfied
with the progress of his men ar*".
that the team should be in for a
very successful season with the
wealth of material that came out.
Over 250 boys reported for the
The whole squad will meet
Thursday night immediately after
yell practice in the Civil Engineer
ing lecture room. If possible, mo
tion pictures of rifle shooting will
be shown.
Marshall, Langford,
And Harris Training
As Officers at Kelley
Second Lieutenants James M.
Harris, Robert I. Langford, and
Tom L. Marshall are now in the
Army Air Corps at Kelly Field.
After completing extensive courses
in supplies they will be assigned
to air fields in the region as sup
ply officers.
The course which lasted for 12
weeks dealt with the problems of
procurement, storage, and distrib
ution of air corps supplies.
Harris is from Center, Langford
from Bady, and Marshall fom Tem
ple. The three graduated in 1941
and received their commissions
on May 31, 1941.
Agronomy Initiation
Will be Held Tonight
The Agronomy Society will hold
its annual initiation immediately
after ' yell practice tonight. The
society will meet in the meats lab
oratory of the Animal Industries
Those students eligible for mem
bership in the club are all agron
omy majors who have had at least
one semester in college.
Aggies Represented in Collegiate Who’s Who
Shown above are the pictures of 19 of the 21 Aggies who were
listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities for
the year 1941-42. First row, left to right, Derace Moser, Don
Gabriel, Ransom Kenney, Harry Herrington, and Billy Davis.
Second row, Russel Heitkamp, Sam Brown, Fred Smitham, Howard
Brians, Joe Gibbs. Third row, Rufus Pearce, Jack Miller, Dick Her-
vey, Louis Kercheville, and Jack Taylor. Fourth row, Skeen Staley,
Bob Russel, Tom Gillis and Alden Cathey. Not shown in the picture
are Roland Bing and Marshal Spivey.
Town Hall Lists
Helen Jepson Next
Helen Jepson, glamorous star of
Opera, concert, and stage, will
come to Aggieland next Wednes
day, to give a concert in Guion
Hall in conjunction with the Town
Hall entertainment series.
Mjss Jepson received her mus
ical education at the Curtis Insti
tute of Music, and met with unus
ual success with several opera
companies including the famous
Metropolitan. Audiences are touch
ed and moved by her performances
in “La Boheme,” “Faust,” “Ma-
mon,” “Matha,” “Othello,” and the
immortal “Triviata.”
Ross Volunteers Elect Kercheville
To Command; Jordan Second Officer
Lewis Kercheville, I Field Ar
tillery, was elected commander of
the Ross Volunteers for the year
1941-42. Other officers elected at
the first meeting were Max Jor
dan, D Infantry, second in com
mand; C. B. Marsh and G. W.
Haltom were elected platoon lead
ers to assist the commanders.
It was also decided at the meet
ing to make all possible efforts to
improve the military record of the
company and to make it more rep
resentative of A. & M. It was de
cided that the company would
Cosmopolitan Club Will Begin
Sunday Afternoon Programs
Comment allez-vous? Jok se
mas? Wie gehts? Como esta
usted? Como le va? No, this is
not the Cryptographer’s Club,
these are the words of greet
ing which you can hear at the
Cosmopolitan Club.
The function of the Cosmopoli
tan club has always been to serve
as a clearing house for the ex
change of ideas about the social
economics, and political aspects of
internationalism as seen through
the eyes of its members. Many
interesting speakers have also con
tributed whole-heartedly to make
this club the most enjoyable activ
ity on the campus.
The club is planning to intro
duce a new activity to its bi
monthly, Sunday afternoon pro
grams. In addition to the regular
speakers and after-meeting re
freshments, we will begin each
meeting with foreign and Ameri
can music either by solo instru
ment players, vocalists, or record
ings. (All students capable of
tendering such services are cordi
ally invited to the meetings; and
if they should want to learn any
thing else about the nature of
these activities, they are urgent
ly requested to stop by room 72
Puryear any day after classes
or in the evening.)
Dr. V. K. Sugareff, better
known as “The Count,” will lec
ture to the Cosmopolitan Club
this Sunday afternoon at three
o’colck, in the Y-parlor on “What
the Program of a Cosmopolitan
Club Should Be.’ This initial pro
gram of the club, which is extend
ing an invitation to all foreign
and American students in this
year’s drive for a new member
ship high, will also be highlighted
by the playing of foreign recorded
music, possibly the services of an
accordion player or a violinist, and
refreshments donated by the Y. M.
C. A.
The business meeting will in
clude the election of officers, the
tentative setting of a picnic date,
the selection of speakers for future
meetings, and any other activities
you may think the club should have
this year; so please start giving
these matters your attention now!
For the beneit of those who
will be coming into this organi
zation for the first time, the club
officials should like to tell you
(See COSMOPOLITAN, page 6)
drill throughout the entire year in
stead of only during the spring
as has been the custom in the
past. In all probability the two
platoons of which the company
is composed will use the old type
of drill regulations, which make
for more snap, precision, and show
Membership in the organization
is extended only to juniors and
seniors taking the advanced mili
tary training. The maximum
strength is limited to one hun
dred and fifty members. At pres
ent the organizaiton has 75. Plans
for the induction of new members
will be announced at a later date.
The Ross Volunteers is an hon
orary military company named in
honor of Brigadier General Law
rence Sullivan Ross, C. S. A., for
mer governor of Texas and a for
mer president of A. & M. col
lege. Dating back to 1867 it is
the only organization of its type
at A. & M.
Baylor Students
Will be Guests Of
Aggie Band Saturday
The Baylor Band will accom
pany the Baylor football team to
College Station for (the game.,
They will arrive at the railroad
station at 10:40 and will march
immediately to the Y for a Bay
lor yell practice. The entire band
will leave their instruments in the
Y Chapel and the men will make
their headquarters in the Aggie
band dormitory and the girls will
have access to the facilities of Kiest
The entire Baylor band will be
the guests of the Aggie band at
the noon and evening meals. The
Baylor band will eat in the new
mess hall. The Baylor special train
will leave College Station at 7:00
but it is expected that many of the
students will stay over for the corps
Third Corps Dance
To Have Aggieland
A corps dance will be held in
the main dining roonn of Sbisa Hall
Saturday night from 9:00 till 12:00.
Music will be furnished by the
Aggieland Orchestra with talented
Norma Jean John handling the vo
According to Joe Skiles, mana*-
ger of student publications, there
will be a large number of Baylor
coeds present in addition to the
147 Reagan High school Red Coats
who will come to College Station
from Houston.
Sponsors of the dance expect it
to be one of the largest of the
first semester season.
Traffic Committee Closes
Crowded Streets For Meals
TCU Flag
Replaced By
School Officials
Accept Letters Of
Apology of A & M
A new Horned Frog flag and
many letters of apology are going
to T. C. U. to ease the strained
relations between the school caus
ed by the flag incident follow
ing the T. C. U. - A. & M. game
in Fort Worth last Saturday.
A telegram expressing the apol
ogies of the cadet corps and offer
ing to replace the flag was sent
to Ronnie Brumbaugh, president
of the T. C. U. student body, by
Cadet Colonel Tom Gillis and Head
Yell Lealer Skeen Staley. Tuesday
afternoon a reply was received
from Brumbaugh accepting the
apology and asking that the student
responsible suffer no sever punish
Cadet Col. Tom Gillis
Texas A. and M. College
Dear Col. Gillis:
We feel sure that the inci
dent that occured Saturday
concerning our Banner did not
express the sentiment of the
Aggie Cadet Corps. The occur
ence was just an unfortunate
experience. We accept the sin
cere apology of the students
and the Cadet Corps. We ask
but one favor; That the stu
dent suffer no severe punish
ment because of his action.
We want the fine sportsman
ship between our schools to
continue and are looking for
ward to our trip to College
Station next year.
Sincerely Yours,
Texas Christian Univer
sity Student Council
Ronald J. Brumbaugh
As stated in the wire to Brum
baugh, funds were collected at
noon Tuesday to replace the de
stroyed banner. Boxes placed at
the mess hall doors received $55.71
to replace the flag. Any excess
not needed to buy the banner will
be placed in the corps dance fund,
Gillis said. This is the easiest way
to return the money to the corps.
In a telephone conversation with
Brumbaugh Tuesday night, Gillis
told him to order a larger and
better flag than they had before,
using any material they want. If
the banner can be made and fin
ished by next Wednesday at 11:00
a. m. which is the T. C. U. chapel
period, Staley and Gillis will go
to Fort Worth to personally pre
sent the flag to the student body.
Staley condemned the unsportsman
like act at yell practice Monday
(See FLAG, page 6)
Ruling Effective
Saturday Noon For
Noon, Supper Meals
According to a recommendation
made by the Traffic Committee, ap
proved by the President of the
College, the campus will have sev
eral streets closed to traffic dur
ing the noon and supper meal for
mations, effective Saturday, Oct
ober 25.
The traffic committee is com
posed of J. T. L. McNew, head of
the civil engineering department;
Lt. Joe E. Davis, acting command
ant; Fritz Hensel, head of the
landscape art department; and
Tom Gillis, cadet colonel.
The measure was taken to re
lieve traffic congestion on the
streets during meal hours. The
streets which will be closed will be
Houston Street, from Bizzell Hall
to the northwest corner of the old
mess hall; Ross Street, in front of
the Exchange Store; Jones Street
and Dr. Marsh’s; and the west en
trance to the campus at the Me
morial Monument.
A & M One of Few
U S Colleges That
Teach Geophysics
A. & M. has the distinction of
being one of the few colleges in
the United States to offer courses
in geophysics. The course was
first offered in 1930 with I. C.
Sanders of the physics depart-
ment in charge; it was later put
under the direction of Dr. D. F.
Though the course was organiz
ed with the view of only offer
ing a theorical survey of geophys
ics, through the efforts of Dr.
Weekes, Sanders, and interest
ed students, and by the contribu
tions of equipment by various in
dividuals, the department now has
a laboratory in Pfeuffer Hall
equipped with geophones, tortion
balance, magnetometer, and allied
equipment. A gravity meter is now
under construction.
Geophysical methods are widely
used by the oil industry and by
geologists for subsurface explora
tion. Most of our more recent
oil discoveries are a result of ap
plication of the methods.
There is an urgent call by the
Secretary of Civil Service in Dal
las for men with a knowledge of
geophysics, especially in the branch
dealing with magnetics.
Williams to Judge
At Eagle Pass Fair
D. W. Williams left Tuesday for
Eagle Pass where he will judge the
the horse division of the Eagle Pass
International Fair.
Williams is one of the foremost
judges of horseflesh in the South
west and it is expected that he will
work on some very fine animals
during the week. He will probably
return to A. & M. Friday.
No Chance of Getting Out of That Chemistry
Lab Because of Shortage of Materials Here
By Dub Oxford
Many Americans will have to
revamp their way of living in
thousands of different ways if the
preesnt war conditions continue.
The American people as a whole
will have to learn to do without
because of the shortages of im
portant chemicals which former
ly came from Spain, France, Italy,
Turkey, and the Dutch Indies.
The situation as it now exists
at A. & M. is not serious because
of the foresight of T. H. Haltom,
technical assistant of the Chemis
try Department.
Haltom, who speaks in terms
of paradichlorbenzene and poly
vinylacetate as you or I speak of
the price of eggs or the newest
styles, is well informed on these
vital matters and how to buy im
portant chemicals. Many people do
not realize how essential these
commodities are and how depend
ent they are on them.
Just think, suppose you went to
the chemistry laboratory and there
were no chemicals available. The
alarming problems of chemical
shortages and priorities has not
yet been realized by the average
citizen, but by the time he can
scarcely buy alchol, shaving lo
tion, and cleaning fluids he will
sit up and begin to study chem
istry as well as what the “You-
know-who’s are doing to the fel
lows with the beards.”
Of course, if the shortage be
comes dire we will have to resort
to synthetics as did the Germans.
But the average American won’t
stand for “ersatz” foods or neces
sities. But that day might soon
Of course these shortages will
call for personal sacrifice and
adaptation on the part of the citi
zens so that the government may
make airplanes and explosives.
The shortage in denatured alco
hol will be felt soon, says Hal
tom. Both grain and wood alco
hols are being used in the making
of explosives. Also on the priority
list are- most all metals and es
pecially mercury salts. Uncle Sam
is taking up formaldehyde and
some thermometers have doubled
in price. At present it takes al
most six months for an order to
be filled.
One of the reasons that there
is a shortage in alcohols is that
these products are produced from
grain and there will be a shortage
in agriculture this year because
of decreased manpower.
When your roommate is grouchy
in the morning it may be that he
misses his favorite skin bracer
tonic after shaving. Priorities have
thrown the supply six weeks be
hind the market demand. Your
girl may be disappointed on her
birthday when she fails to get
her favorite perfume. Again, this
is a matter of alcohol shortage. The
same thing will apply to all toilet
Our t own chemistry department
is having a hard time getting
carbon tetrachloride as it is al
ready been taken off the market.
The chemical is in great demand
by the army for cleaning pur
poses, but its greatest use is in
fire extinguishers, and cleaning
refinery equipment. Chrome wire
(See CHEMICALS, page 6)