The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 01, 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 122 ADMINISTRATION BLDG. VOLUME 41 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, NOV. 1, 1941 Z275 NUMBER 24 Conduct For TU-Aggie Tilt Is Discussed Aggies Plan To Be “Good Hosts” For Thanksgiving Game Conduct at the A. & M.- Texas game, regulation uniform foe meal formations, organization tel ephones, and Aggie football tick ets were discussed at organization commanders meeting held at 6:15 Thursday night in the Sbisa Hall banquet room. Those present were the regiment al, battalion, and organization com manders, housemasters, and project house captains. The speaker was Lieut. Joe E. Davis, acting com mandant. The organization commanders were told to instruct their under classmen that proper conduct at the A. & M.- Texas game shall be for the Aggies to be good hosts to all visitors. This subject will be brought to the attention of the day students at following drill periods. Seniors will take such steps as are necessary to see that no in cidents which reflect on the school cccur on the day of the game. Some 40,000 people will be here to wit ness the game, and the Aggies— any untoward event will reflect on the cadet corps either to their cred it or otherwise. Senior officers urge members of the corps to maintain such conduct as will re flect to the honor of the corps. For the meal formations fresh men and sophomores will wear cot ton khaki shirts and wool pants, (See COMMANDERS, page 4) Student Aid Fund Gift ggllpl- Charley Tigner, manager of the Campus Theatre, presented a check for $119.75 to the Student Aid Fund. Dan Russell, rural sociology department, received the check for the Committee. The money was obtained from a 5-cent tax on passes during the past year. Math Club Opens Monthly Contests The Math Club is sponsoring a monthly contest open to all stu dents taking mathematics. The contest consists of a set of at least five problems, and a prize is given for the best solution of these problems. The prizes are to be books, which are of intertest in the field of Mathematics. The prize for the November contest is “Mathematical Wrinkles,” by S. I. Jones. “Mathematical Wrinkles” is a book of Math, puzzles, tricks, and curiosities, which will be of inter est to freshmen as well as to up per classmen. R. R. Lyle, in room 210, academic building, has a copy of the prize and also the list of questions. If you wish to enter the contest, see Lyle for a copy of the questions. The Math. Club meets on the first and third Mondays of every month at 7:30 p. m. in Room 212 academic building. Dr. Gross of the Mathematics Staff will give a brief talk on “Short Cuts in Fig uring.” Student Aid Fund Receives Theatre Check Student Aid Fund officials saw their general fund increased by a check for $119, presented by Ben S. Ferguson, prominent Col lege Station and Dallas theater owner. The check represented pro ceeds from the pass-tax charge imposed by 'him last March dur ing the drive to increase funds for the Aid Fund. Former Chairman George M. Fuermann received the check for the fund officials, thanking Fer guson for his aid and cooperation in this work. The check was turn ed over to the treasurer for de posit. Ferguson has aided the college students in many ways since he purchased the Campus theater some years ago. He announced that the tax-charge would be con tinued, and that future funds would be donated to the same cause, although, he said, “federal defense tax requirements will doubtless decrease future pay ments.” Former Aggies Work on MS Degrees Two former Aggie, Beal D. Har grove, class of ’39, and E. I. White- ley of the class of ’41, are doing graduate work at North Carolina State College. They are working as assistants in the department of agronomy. The work being done by these A. & M. graduates will lead to a master of science degree at the end of the second year. Two additional openings are available at this college as re search assistantship in soil chemis try, and a teaching assistantship in field crops. Each of these posi tions pays $60.00 a month for twelve months. Anyone interested and qualified for the positions should see Dr. Ide P. Trotter, head, department of agronomy. 12,000,000 Year-Old Fossils Discovered by Hesse f Turner Aggie Fans To See Movies Of TCU, A&I Games Members of the Brazos County A. & M. Club will play hosts Mon day night to College Station and Bryan football fans at the first public showing of movies of the T. C. U. - A. & M. and A. & I. - A. & M. games played this year. The movies will show in the chem istry lecture hall starting at 7:30, club officials announced Friday. Featured games to be shown are the A. & M. - A. & I. tilt play ed at San Antonio and the A. & M. - T. C. U. game, played recently at Fort Worth. The athletic com mittee of the club voted to open the showings to the public, follow ing several requests by College Station faculty members. Copies of the Texas Aggie foot ball books will be given away at the door by H. B. McElroy. This new edition of the book will prove to be of great value at the home games to be played here soon, McElroy stated. The movies will start promptly at 7:30 p. m. and all club member’s and their families as well as col lege Station and Bryan business men and women, have been extend ed a blanket invitation to attend the showing. Members of the athletic com mittee who are sponsoring the show are S. A. Lipscomb, chair man; P. G. Haines, Roland Dansby, Sankey Park, and C. K. Leighton. This motion picture show will re place the regularly scheduled meet ing of the A. & M. Quarterback Club. In the gulleys of a pasture near Burkville, Newton county, in East Texas, scientists have found fossil remains that definitely link that area with the geolbgically impor tant Miocene period of some 12,- 000,000 years ago, according to an nouncement of Dr. C. J. Hesse, assistant curator of the Texas A. & M. college museum. Dr. Hesse, accompanied by Dr. F. E. Turner of A. & M. and Dr. H. B. Stenzel of the University of Texas, visited the area a few days ago; and Dr. Turner discovered the lower jaw of a fossil horse. Further search was rewarded when Dr. Hesse found the skull of a rare fossil beaver. The specimen, of course, is small, Dr. Hesse pointed out, the entire skull being about six inches long. It is the only skull of the animal chat has ever been discovered, Dr. Hesse says. It is of an animal re lated to the beaver, but is larger and has many points of difference; but probably lived in the streams and built dams of the trees of that far off time. It is one of the larg est rodents that ever lived and up to this discovery, it was known only from a few teeth, two of which were found in Nebraska many years were collected in Mongolia more re cently. Finding of a skull in Tex as was unexpected, Dr. Hesse point ed out. The specimen will be studied in detail by Dr. Hesse in the A. & M. Museum, and will be reported on after the study. Dr. Hesse stated the skull of the ancient beaver was the second dis covery of great scientific interest; made recently in East Texas. Some months ago the skull of a small reptile was found in the rocks of the same geologic age near Cold Springs in San Jacinto county. This little skull, upon which the studies are now in progress, is a member of the lizard family, but belongs to one of the obscure, lit tle known branches of that group. It is a very small specimen, not ov er an inch long, and is the only thing of its kind over to be found :n Texas. This specimen is now in the hands of Dr. E. H. Taylor at the University of Kansas, an ex pert on fossils of this kind. Five New Men Instruct Math Porter Announces Five new members are on the staff of the Mathematics depart ment this year, it was announced by W. L. Porter, head of the de partment. The new instructors are Walter B. Coleman, W. Buell Evans, James R. Smith, Charles H. Cunkle, and H. W. Grant. Coleman received his A. B. de gree from Swathmore College and his M. A. degree from both Lehigh university and Harvard. He also did graduate work at Columbia and Texas universities. Before coming here Coleman taught at the Geor gia School of Technology and at Texas university. Grant took his A. B. degree at Baylor university and his M. A. degree from Texas university. He taught at several schools includ ing S. M. U. Admiral Waesche Is WTAW Guest Speaker Rear Admiral Russell R. Waesche, Commandant of the Unit ed States Coast Guard, was the guest speaker on the regular WPA program heard at 11:25 a. m. Fri day, over station WTAW. Admir al Waesche told of some of the 'work WPA has done during the past several years in improving Coast Guard stations and equip ment. The musical portion of the pro gram, which is a weekly transcrib ed feature of this station, was pro- Neither of the specimens is im- vided by the United States Navy ago, and several more teeth which | Dr. Hesse said. pressive to see because of the small size, but they represent unique and valuable additions to the collections in the museum at A. & M. college, Band under the direction of Lieu tenant Charles Benter. The selec tions played include “Rustle of Spring,” “Old Comrades March” and “Cocoanut Dance.” Dr Walton Is “Busy Man” For A&M & Uncle Sam President Walton Will Meet Committees In Chicago, Washington Dr. T. O. Walton, president of A. & M. college enters a busy month of November in connection with his numerous appointments to serve in the national defense activ ities of various governmental and educational groups. Dr. Walton will be in Chicago November 6 for the annual conven tion of the Association of Land Grant Colleges. He is chairman of the executive committee of this group. He will leave for Chicago immediately after delivering the principal address at Midland on November 4, before the annual meeting of the West Texas Cham ber of Commerce. Later in November Dr. Walton is expecting to go to Washington for the organization meeting of the Commission on Colleges and Civil ian Defense, headed by Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia of New York. In accepting his appointment to this group, Dr. Walton wrote Mayor LaGuardia: “I have placed myself unreserv edly at the service of all agencies of the government charged with re sponsibility for any phase of our National Defense Program, and I shall be happy to serve.” Other recent appointments ten dered Dr. Walton include mem bership in the American Academy of Science, a Fellow of the Tex as Academy of Science; Member of the advisory committee of the joint Army and Navy Committee on Education and Morale; member of the executive committee of the National Committee on Education and Defense; chairman of the State Nutrition Committee; chairman of the Cotton Research Committee and a member of the State Council on Defense. Boynton Will Lecture On How Aggies Get Jobs A resume of the book, “6 Ways to Get a Job,” by the author, Paul W. Boynton, will feature a called meeting of graduating seniors of A. & M. college, Wednesday, No vember 6 in Guion Hall. The lec ture is being sponsored by the Placement Bureau of the Associa tion of Former Students. Boyn ton at present is supervisor of Employment for the Socony-Vac- uum Oil Company in New York. The lecture will be one of the first in an educational program being sponsored this year by the ex-students association of the col lege. Plans under way now call for several other noted busineos men and lecturers to visit the school during the term. Several ex-Aggies will appear on the same program, which is planned to give the seniors of the school a general resume of the dif ficulties facing them upon gradu ation. Boynton is widely recognized as beng one of the foremost person nel men in the United States, and is the author of several other pamphlets on personnel direction and management in addition to his book, which will be briefly review ed at the meeting. School authorities have announc ed that excused absences from 11 o’clock classes will be given so that all seniors may attend the meet ing. The lecture will begin at 11 a. m., and will be held in Guion Hall. Officials from the Former Students Association will he in charge and will conduct the meet ing. ME Seniors Make Inspection Trips Ninety Aggies made a detailed inspection trip of the Houston Power' and Light, the Westing- house Manufacturing plant, and the Texas Electric Steel Casting Co. last Tuesday. Students of the mechanical engineering depart ment and men from the industrial engineering 401 class made the trip. The Texas Electric Steel Casting Co. is offering, a prize of one hundred dollars to the best paper written on the tour of the plant. Eco Speaker George L. Boble George L. Boble Will Speak For Eco Club Monday Expert Will Talk On Priorities And Small Business Man George L. Boble, District Man ager of the Priorities Field Ser vice, Office of Production Manage ment, will address the Economics Club Monday night at eight o’clock in the lecture room of the Geology- Petroleum Building. Boble’s subject is “Priorities and the Small Business Man.” With more than 20,000 small business men facing extinction because of the priority program, this subject will be of interest to all students interested in economics. Boble is a graduate of Cornell rniversity. He received his bache lor's degree in mechanical engi neering in 1920. During the World War he served as a member of the 105th Machine Gun Battalion of the 27th division of the A. E. F. After graduating from Cornell, Boble went to Stephens County and was farm boss and field su perintendent for the Lion Oil Cor poration. Later he served as Sec retary-treasurer and director of the Houston Production Company for 15 years. From 1937 to 1940 he was vice-president and production manager of the West Gulf Petrol eum Company. A native of Texas, Boble was born in Dallas and has lived in Houston for the past 38 years. All students and faculty members are invited to attend this speech. Texas Electric Metermen Gather For Annual Meet Texas electric metermen will gather at Texas A. & M. college for their annual short course Nov. 3-8, Norman F. Rode, professor of electrical enginering at the col lege, has announced. Engineers from several of the large electrical equipment manu facturers will be on hand to give lectures concerning their products as well as members of the college staff who will conduct general theory classes. , One of the most important dis cussions will cover the code for electricity meters and will be lead by a member of the National Meter Committee, whose name has not been announced. Senior Livestock Makes Practice Trip The senior livestock judging team will make one of its few re maining practice trips this week end. The purpose of this trip is to give the men practice on fine animals and to aid in deciding the six men, who will make the trip to the Internatoinal Livestock show at Chicago, representing A. & M. The men will leave College Station Saturday at 5 a. m. to visit Black’s and the Silver Creek Hereford farms. Sunday, they will visit Glenn Retreat’s, Hempshire sheep farm; Nehmeyer’s, Southdown sheep farm; and Holt’s Shropshire sheep farm. They will return here Sunday night. The men going on the trip are: Jack Cleveland, Jake Hess, Vic Loeffler, Gordon Grote, Newton Craig, W. T. Berry, and Tommy Stuart. Coach I. T. Edwards and William Warren will make the trip with the boys. Fighting Aggie Team Seeks Win Over Arkansas Eleven New Balcony in Campus Theatre Has Been Started Balcoity Will Seat 150 on Completion By Sat. November 8 Construction of a new balcony in the Campus Theater is now in progress and plans are to complete the project by Saturday, Novem ber 8. Workmen have been working at night after closing hours as an ef fort to hurry the construction. When completed the balcony will increase the audience capacity of the theatre by nearly 150 people. An unusual feature of the new balcony will be the use of “lovers’ seats,” a large cozy chair with room for two. The policy of the Campus will be to allow only cou ples to use the balcony. The new seating space will be modernistic in every detail. There will be two entrances to the bal cony, both off the mezzanine. Positively No More Tickets Left For The Thanksgiving Day Game There are no tickets of any kind left for the Texas A. & M.-Uni- versity of Texas football game here on Thanksgiving, Nov. 27. The phone calls, telegrams and letters for tickets continue to increase daily with all departments of the college sharing in the flood of re quests. A check up of all departments which might have saved some tick ets found them all in the same shape—not a single ticket left and that included the office of Dr. T. O. Walton, president of the college; the athletic department and all the coaches and players there; the office of student activities, the de partment of information and col lege publications, and the Associa tion of Former Students of A. & M. college. No reservations were taken for the game so there is no chance of any being unclaimed just be fore game time, E. W. Hooker, Aggie ticket manager, said. Short Course Registers 8813 Persons Last Year Did you know that during the school i year of 1940-41 a total of 8831 persons registered at the 30 short courses and conferences held at the college. It is estimated that almost that many more attended the courses but did not register. The total enrollment for the full school year, including the summer session, was 7767, which was sur passed by the short course regis trants. Spotlight Gleams On Texas-SMU Tilt; Aggies-Pigs Battle By D. B. Gofer (Junior Sports Editor) The Texas Aggies, half way through their season with five straight victories to their credit, invade Arkansas today to meet the Razorbacks at Little Rock in the second feature of the Southwest Conference card for Saturday. The spotlight of all Texas will be on Dallas where the Mustangs will test the potent Texas Longhorns, but don’t take too much from the Ag gies and the Razorbacks, they are due to put on a first-class pig skin show. Counted to battle for the cel lar position in pre-season picks, the Aggies and Razorbacks have shown surprising strength. The Ag gies, fighting and hustling all the way, have been the biggest sur prise, for they have taken Sam BROADCAST The Texas Aggie-Arkansas Razorback game will be broad cast over the following Texas stations with Cy Leland hand ling the play-by-play descrip tion and Tee Casper the local color at 1:50 this afternoon: KGKO Fort Worth KXYZ Houston KTSA San Antonio Houston, Texas A. & I., N. Y. U., T. . U. and Baylor into camp on successive Saturdays. But th^ Ra zorbacks have not faired so well. They have been defeated by Texas, T. C. U., and Baylor, but in do ing they out first-downed the Long horns and scored more points on them than any other team this season. Last week the Razorbacks knocked off a heretofore unbeaten Detroit University by the score of 9 to 6, a field goal in the last min utes of play doing the trick. The Aggies have won from a Razorback team only once in the history of their play in Arkansas, (See AGGIE-HOG, page 4) Contest Begun For Landscape Seniors Cash awards totaling $75.00 will be the cause of keen competition among the seniors of the landscape department. To compete for the awards, the students must design and landscape a five acre estate, with 75 per cent of the final de cision depending on design, and the ether 25 per cent on rendering and presentation of. the problem. The money is being donated by Dave McNeil, an ex-Aggie from San Antonio. McNeil, the leading landscape architect of that city, along with some compitent archi tect will judge the problems. Tibs competition will not begin until the completion of the pres ent National Intercollegiate com petition problem, which is now be ing worked on, and will be due November 27. Cowboys, Cowgirls Ride High For Rodeo Awards, Trophies By Duke Harrison Cowboys and cowgirls are again preparing their equipment in an ticipation of the wildest rodeo of it’s kind anywhere. When the gat es of the 22nd annual Texas Aggie rodeo swing open on November 7th and 8th, some of the best ama teur cowboys and most beautiful cowgirls in the West will be rid ing “high, wide, and handsome” for the cash awards and trophies to be given in the various events. These events, which include bronc riding, both saddle and bare- back, calf roping, wild-cow milk- . ing, steer riding, and a wild-mule race, will be contested on some of the best stock that the manage ment of this year’s rodeo has been able to secure. From the looks and past performances of the stock, we should say that the cowboys are going to need a “deep seat and a tight rein” to stay aboard the “hurricane deck” of these outlaw horses and steers. A new attraction his been added to the already colorful annual af fair, in the person of some eight J beautiful, hard riding, range-bred, cow girl sponsors. These girls are not being introduced for color alone, but to show that they are experts in horsemanship and to prove the modern rodeo is not for the benefit of the cowboys alone. Most of these girls have appear ed at the leading rodeos through out the nation, including the Fort Worth rodeo and the largest and foremost of them all, the Madison Square Garden rodeo in New York City. Some of the sponsors sched uled to be on hand and to compete for the silver loving-cup, given the winner of the contest, along with prizes to be given the runners-up are Jo Morris and Patsy Morrih Coleman, Texas, Nita Mae Boyd, Abilene, Maxine Maier, Orange, and Elizabeth Miller and Billie Lou Thompson, who hail from Snyder, Texas. From the opening of the first “Grand Entry” to the riding of the last steer, this year’s rodeo prom ises to be the wildest and fastest to be put on by the Saddle and Sir loin Club or any other such group in this part of the great Southwest.