The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 06, 1941, Image 3

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V t- i i lURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1941- olorado Prof Plans lecial Math Courses Special courses in mathematics make easier in later years the ores of figuring the family dget and the cost of a tankful gasoline for the car are advo- ted by a Colorado professor for ?h school students who do not an to go to college. Two separate curricula in math- latics are the plan of Dr. Harl Douglass, college of education rector for the University of Colo- do and author of several mathe- atical texts. THE BATTALION -PAGE 8 Russell Sage college has added L new faculty members. COATS SMART COATS IN FINGER TIPS LOAFER COATS LEATHER COATS TOP COATS GOLF JACKETS CORDUROY COATS TRENCH COATS Prices That Will Fit Your Purse POPULAR PRICl CASH CLOTHIERS fOa MtH AND DOTS WPA Funds Boost National Defense With More Roads Military Buildings, New Airports Receive Additional WPA Grants National defense, currently re ceiving two out of each five WPA dollars expended in Texas, has ac counted for much of the construc tion work performed by the Fed eral agency in this state during the past six years, according to a re port issued today by State Ad ministrator H. P. Drought. One thousand five hundred and fourteen military buildings have been erected or modernized at var ious Texas army establishments un der the WPA program, Dought stated, listing such items as 245 dormitories, 25 hospitals, 74 recrea tional buildings, 139 storage build ings, and 13 community halls on the WPA physical accomplishments re port. “Much of this WPA work, per formed as it was in the year be tween 1935 and 1939 when the army’s appropriations were limit ed, saved vital military establish ments from literal obsolescence,” Drought declared. WPA military road improve ments in Texas have included the construction of 586 miles of such highways and the rehabilitation of 737 additional miles of roads certified by the War Department as oi military importance. Airport construction, reaching 32 flying fields from the Texas Pan handle to the Rio Grande, was list ed by Drought as an outstanding phase of WPA national defense ac tivity. Erection of 13 airport buildings and modernization of 364 such structures, and the installa tion of 640 boundary lights were in cluded in this work. COME BY ODR STORE For Your Every Drug Need ‘Tf It’s In The Drug Line We Have It.” Also Try Our Fountain Drinks and Short Orders CANADY’S DRUG On The Corner In Bryan \ Pfl - Have fun-be friendly Treat yourself and others to fresh-tasting Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum The Flavor Lasts J :# L . , 1 Rural Electrification Short Course To Feature New Types of Farm Equipment *Mv card!” Americans Tend to Spend Vacations Too Hurriedly States Dr George W Cox “The American way of life is full of superlatives; we have the tallest sky-scrapers, the fastest trains, the greatest number of au tomobiles. We spend more per cau- na on vacations than any other na tion. However, due to the hign speed, we usually crowd our sum mer vacations with; we fail to se cure sufficient real physical relax ation,” states Dr. Geo. Cox, State Health Officer. “For most persons the exac tions of office, of factory, or of home for a 50-week stretch reflect themselves in the need for improv ing one’s physical tone; However, to expect the majority of vacationists to change their habits regarding the diversions of a summer so journ perhaps would be asking too much. The point is if one has burn ed up additional energies and per haps called on his physical reserves to weather through the ‘good-time’ vacation, an excellent opportunity now exists to make amends by taking advantage of the stimulat ing autumn weather. “In fact, the best season of the year to recoup vitality lost through the past year’s work is now here, its possibilities to build up gen eral health and bodily resistance ‘o winter’s onslaught can not be over estimated. “To recoup some of the vigor and .•'bounding health which have been lost due to the strains and stress es of the past twelve months, the following program is suggested: i. a brisk walk every day; city streets will do, if one is denied the open country; 2. seven to eight hours sleep, depending upon one’s per sonal requirements, in a proper ly ventilated room each night; oc casional breakovers will not be ser ious drawbacks, but the habit should be established and main tained. 3. a cut down on stimulants if at present any are being used excessively; 4. a reasonable intake of nourishing food; 5. elimination of self-drugging of any type, re lying soley upon the physician for medical treatment, if he consid ers it to be indicated; 6 proper daily elimination; 7 an attempt to keep worry, even in the days, within bounds; and finally, to make us.± of the autumn weekends by being in the open as much as possible. “Putting autumn, as well as plain common sense, to work for your health in this manner, is an experiment which should be help ful. LISTEN TO WTAW 1150 KC Be sure to listen to the Com munity Bulletin Board which is carried on WTAW six days each week, Monday through Satur day at 11:55 a.m. This program includes a newscast by staff members of the Battalion. • • • Thursday’s Program 11:25 a. m.—The Regular Army is On the Air (War Department) 11:40 a. m.—Pied Piper, Jr. Pre sents. 11:55 a. m.—Community Bullc- rin Board and Battalion Newscast 12:00 noon—Sign-Off. Friday’s Program 11:25 a. m.—Federal Music Pro gram (Works Progress Adminis tration) 11:40 a. m.—Pied Piper, Jr., Pre sents. 11:55 a. m.—Community Bulle tin Board and Battalion Newscast 12:00 noon—Sign-Off 4:30 - c.30—THE AGGIE CLAM BAKE. Course Scheduled To Begin Today; 150 Leaders to Attend An opportunity to become more familiar with the newest develop ments in electric equipment for the farm will be given 150 lead ers expected at a rural electrifi cation short course here Novem ber 6-8. The short course is planned for rural service representatives of electric companies, superintendents of electric cooperatives, county extension agents, vocational teach ers, representatives of electrical equipment manufacturers, dealers, and others who help farmers with electric utilization problems. Out standing leaders in these fields are being brought to the conference to serve as shprt course instructors. The college agricultural engineer ing department is in charge of ar rangement. Laboratory work and discussion will be conducted as follows: Household equipment—the farm laundry, L. T. Day of Dallas; fun- University of Michigan first undertook inspection of high schools in the state in 1870. Defense Program Should Boost Use Of New Food Lockers Farm famlies living in areas served by frozen food locker plants can make increased use of them both to their own and to the ad vantage of the defense program, according to C. E. Bowles, organ ization and cooperative marketing specialist of the A. & M. college Extension Service. A survey shows that on Jan uary 1 there were approximately 3,200 plants in the United States with a capacity for 1,050,000 lock ers. More than 75 per cent are located in towns of less than 5,000 population and about 71 per tent of locker patrons are farm ers. Based upon a sample study there is an average of 390 lock ers in each of the approximately 140 frozen food locker plants in Texas, Bowles says. Farmers using lockers are like ly to raise more of their own food stuffs because foods processed in the plants make possible greater variety in the diet and are more palatable and nutritious than foods preserved in the home by other methods, Bowles observes. Use of lockers also reduces the amount cf canning necessary and . saves tin, zinc and other metals vital to the defense program. “Because most of the meat, fruits and vegetables processed in locker plants are grown regional ly, transportation facilities, central storage, refrigerator cars and handling facilities and manpower can be released for emergency uses.” A number of frozen food locker plants being operated in Texas by larmers’ cooperatives were financ ed by the Houston Bank for Coop eratives. In the opinion of W. J. McAnelly. president of the bank, they can be made to function eco nomically where they are tied into some well established business serving farmers. damentals of refrigeration and in sulation, Paul Barmann, Fort Worth; problems in electric watei systems, W. C. Struble of Dal las; dairy barn equipment, barn ventilation, Price Hobgood of the college agricultural engineering faculty; processing whole grain cer eals, M. R. Bentley, agricultural engineer of the Extension Service; using whole grain cereals, Gwen dolyn Jones, Hamilton County home demonstration agent; portable spray irrigation, Don Christy, ag licultural engineering faculty; and electric motors on the farm, Tom Vernor, Houston. Among the other program fea tures will be a talk on farm elec trification in the vocational agri culture shop by M. F. Thurmond, Austin, of the State Department of Vocational Education, and an ad dress on “The Future of Farm El ectrification” by George W. Ke ble of New York, editor of a jouv- 2,400 Texans Complete WPA Refresher Courses Refresher courses in vocational training have been completed by 2,400 Texas WPA workers, two thirds of whom have been graduat ed directly into private employ ment, it was reported today by R. H. McNew, state director of the recently-created WPA divi sion of training and reemployment. Another 1,200 WPA workess are currently enrolled in such train ing class in Texas, he said, study ing machine shop courses, weld ing, sheet metal work and air craft mechanics . Laboratory Work, Discussions Led By Ag Engineers ral devoted to electricity on the farm. P. T. Montfort, research as sociate in agricultural engineer ing will discuss new developments in electric equipment for the poul try farm, and T. H. Brannan of Fort Worth will speak on “Flour- escent Lighting on the Farm” and “Yard Lighting.” Speaker for the rural electrifi cation banquet which will close the short course will be Berle Ra- born, Houston, who will talk on sell ing electric service on the farm. ATTENTION AGGIES! ENTER THE RODEO And Win A $10.00 Texas Ranger Belt See The Rodeo Management For Full Details COMPLIMENTS Loupors TKA91HG POST North Gate HOUCK CLEMERS Ben Youngblood, Mgr. 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Behind this publication are some 500 photographic plates of genuine and questionable Shakespeare man uscripts. British scholars have ask ed Dr. Lewis to preserve his pho tographic plates—believed to be the only duplication of the orig inals. About half the original Shakes peare documents are in England. When war clouds gathered, Brit ish scholars secreted the manu scripts in underground vaults. “I have received direct informa tion from England," Dr. Lewis says, “that some of those vaults have been penetrated by bombs. My photographic plates some day may be the only available source for reproduction of the documents. Among the documents preserv ed by Dr. Lewis is Shakespeare's deathbed letter, on which the hand writing grew less and less legible until the signature was a mere scribble. 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