The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 13, 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 THURSDAY MORNING, NOV. 13, 1941 Z275 NUMBER 29 Lectures for Job-Seeking Kaffer, Rogers Appointed Junior Seniors Scheduled at A&M am Fund Members Placement Bureau Offers 4 Series Of Employment Talks A series of lectures on employ ment maters designed for seniors will be offered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings of next week under the sponsor ship of the placement office of the Association of Former Students. The lectures have been divided in to fields of work and outstanding leaders in those fields have ac cepted invitations to speak to re spective groups. Although the lec tures are primarily for seniors, junior students and faculty mem bers will be welcome. Lecture Schedules The schedule of lectures is as follows: agricultural group, Mon day, 7:30 p. m., chemistry lecture room; business group, Tuesday, 7:30 p. m., chemistry lecture room; engineering group, Wednesday, 7:30 p. m., Assetnbly hall; liberal arts and teaching group, Thursday, 7:30 p. m., chemistry lecture room. These lectures by fields of work are follow-ups to the general per sonnel lecture given at Guion hall last week by Paul W. Boynton of the Socony-Vacuum Company, New York City. Appearing on the agricultural program will be Jack Shelton, gen eral agent, Farm Credit Adminis tration, Houston, and James M. Reynolds, regional personnel man ager, Soil Conservation Service, Fort Worth. J. Wheeler Barger, head of the department of market ing and finance will act as chair man and Dean E. J. Kyle will make the opening remarks. Business Personnel Headliners f6r the business per sonnel lecture will be A. Y. Wilson, manager, Burrougs Adding Ma chine Company, Houston, and W. N. Blanton, vice-president and manager, Houston Chamber of Commerce. Barger will act as chairman and T. W. Leland, head of the department of accounting and statistics will make the open ing remarks. Speaking on the engineering per sonnel lecture will be R. T. Shiels, assistant district manegr, Gener al Electric Company, Dallas, and R. N. Dyer, personnel supervisor, Humble Oil and Refining Company, Houston. M. C. Hughes, head of the electrical engineering depart ment will act as chairman and Dean Gibb Gilchrist will make the (See EMPLOYMENT, Page 4) Invitation Group Chosen by Hervey Dick Hervey, president of the senior class, announced Wednesday that he had appointed the Senior Invitation Committee, whose duty it will be to select the style of in vitation that will be sent out this May. The members of the commit tee, as named by Hervey, are Jack Taylor, chairman, Lee Rice and Mark Good. The Southern Engraving Com pany of Houston, who has handled the Senior invitations for the past two years, will present lay-outs from which the final invitations will be chosen. A gigantic inspirational rally, to be participated in by former students, faculty, students, college directors, and administrative offi cers of A. & M., will be held on the campus next spring following ap proval of the board of directors of a homecoming proposal presented by officers and directors of the Association of Former Students. April 10-11-12 has been set as the date for the homecoming which will include class reunions and the annual meeting of the Association of Former Students. The event will supercede the traditional An nual Ex-Students’ Meeting at com mencement. Climax of the week-end will be a huge banquet to be attended by members of the faculty, the Sen ior Class and visitors. An out standing speaker will be secured for this occasion and the affair is expected to become an annual Gillis Honors Dead While silver taps were being play ed in memory of A. & M.’s 56 war dead during yesterday’s armistice day ceremonies, Cadet Colonel Tom Gillis was placing a wreath on the monument to these men at the west gate. Jubilancy Reigns But Baylorites Must Make Tuesday Classes Baylor students, no matter how jubilant about the outcome of last Saturday’s game with the Texas Longhorns, had to go to classes Tuesday. The student body was warned by President Pat Neff that anyone who did not attend classes would be indefinitely suspended from school. Anyone who wanted to celebrate the holiday was warned that such action would terminate his college career at Baylor or at any other college. Audubon Exhibit Added at Museum The A. & M. museum this week announced the addition of a set of 50 Audubon bird prints portray ing Texas and Gulf Coast birds in their native habits to its natural history exhibits. These prints are reproductions of the original 438 appearing in John James Audubon’s work,, “Birds of America,” printed in Eng land about 1838. A collection of the original prints is worth about $10,000. Audubon was bom into the fam ily of a French naval officer. He studied drawing in Paris, but his chief preparation for his work came from a year on his father’s farm near Philadelphia. He was the first man to paint birds in their natural poses. New Construction Going on at Hospital Work is now under way at the college hospital to add four wards composed of 28 beds to the present capacity of 125 beds, Phil G. Nor ton, assistant college architect, ktated yesterday. inspiraitonal rally for all men in terested and concerned in the wel fare of A. & M. The general arrangements com mittee for the event has been set up and is already functioning. The committee is composed of D. S. Buchanan, ’17, Buda, representing the board of directors; Tyree L. Bell, T3, Dallas, president of the Association of Former Students; Deans Kyle, Marsteller, Brooks, and Gilchrist; Dr. C. C. Doak, head of the department of biology; Dick Hervey, president of the Senior Class; J. B. Tate, president of the student agricultural council; Ger ald R. King, president of the stu dent engineering council; Roland Bing; E. E. McQuillen, secretary of the former students; and E. 1,. Angell, executive assistant to the president, who will serve as gen eral chairman. Additional details will be made from time to time. Walton’s Selections Raises Student Number On Committee to Four Steve Kaffer, C Engineers, and Cullen Rogers, C Infantry, have been appointed as the two junior members of the Student Aid Fund committee, it was announced yes terday by Dr. T. O. Walton, pres ident of the college. They will com plete the committee of four stu dents and three faculty member's which administers the student aid fund. Kaffer is sergeant major of the cadet corps. Rogers is a wingback on the football team. “The committee’s work can now progress more rapidly for the ben efit of the Aggies” Cadet Colonel Tom Gillis,. committee chairman, stated. At the first of the year, the corps donated $376.71 to the fund on a voluntary basis, which was taken up in each organization and deposi ted in the Student Activities office. “This generous spirit of the Ag gie corps toward helping fellow students is one of the greatest char acteristics of an Aggie,” Gillis said. This money and all other funds now with the committee will be return ed to other Aggies who need the money for medical attention. The Student Aid Fund is the on ly fund of its kind in a Southwes tern College. It is composed of money collected from the cadets and used for the benefit of the ca dets. It is used to make non-interest bearing loans to Aggies who need medical attention and are unable to obtain it. By buying glasses for cadets, paying for dental work, op erations, and all forms of medical aid, many Aggies’ physical con- tion is improved and many times fixed so they can remain in school. Ashton Presents Illustrated Talk To Public Nov 19 Dr. John Ashton will give an il lustrated lecture for the benefit of the public Wednesday night, November 19 in the Chemistry lecture room at 8:00 o’clock. The lecture is under the sponsorship of the Rural Sociology Club. Dr. Ashton has recently return ed from Central America after a year’s duty as exchange profes sor to Nicaragua under Conven tion for the Promotion of Inter- American Cultural Relations. Dr. Ashton will be introduced by Dean E. J. Kyle, who has also just re cently returned from South Ameri ca. Two reels of the film, “Pic turesque Guatemala,” will be shown as a pictoral setting for Dr. Ash ton’s lecture. These sound pic tures, loaned especially for this occasion by the Pan-American Un ion, are descriptive of the Mayan Indian civilization that inhabits the western highlands of the Guat emalan mountains. Houston Junior A & M Club Holds Dance Friday Evening Friday night the Junior A. & M. club of Houston will sponsor a dance at the Elk’s club Ball Room in Houston. The Aggieland Or chestra wil play for dancing start ing at 10 o’clock. Tickets for the dance may be purchased at George’s Confectionary for $1.65 per couple. The Junior A. & M. club of Hous ton is composed mostly of former students who are now employed by the Houston Shipbuilding Corpor ation. When many exes were called into active service the club lost many of its members. At the same time the Aggies who worked at the ship building company wanted to organize a club. At the suggestion of E. E. Mc Quillen of the Former Students Association, the latter group took over the Junior A. & M. club JUNIOR PICTURE DEADLINES Nov. 11-14—Coast Artillery Nov. 17-20—Engineers Former Students Designing Gigantic 3 Day Inspirational Rally for Spring Colonel Welty, Mayor Pickett Will Review Corps Trip Parade Bonfire Flames W ill Herald Aggie Glenn Miller Program By Clyde C. Franklin While flames still jut skyward from the annual pre-Thanksgiv- ing Day bon fire Glen Miller will dedicate his 15 minute program ot November 26 to the A. & M. ca det corps. Pre-game yell practice will be held from 7:00 p. m. un til 9:00 p. m. that night and prompt ly at 9:00 p. m. the annual bond- fire dance will be held in Sbisa hall. Gentle strains of this big band’s music will drift over the entire campus as the program will be piped through the public address system and to the ears of the anxious dancers in Sbisa hall. The entire 15 minutes of the program will be given over to A. & M., and the Aggies three favor ite Glenn Miller recordings will be played for the listening corps. These numbers will be “Chatta nooga Choo-Choo,” “Elmer’s Tune,” and “Song of the Volga Boatman.” Another tune will be played and dedicated to the Aggies but the band in keeping with its policy of not' playing any school songs will not be able to play either of the school’s theme songs. During the program a survey of Aggie life around the campus will be given and the scenes typi cal of the occasion will be narrated while they are actually in progress on the campus. Special arrangements are being made so that the program may be sent by wire from Houston or Dallas and will be amplified and sent out over the loud * speaker system but not over station WTAW. Miller’s reception came about through the impetus of the public ity department and the sponsors of his program when they asked for information regarding when such a program could be arrang ed for the student body. The Thanksgiving date was accepted as “the” date for the program. J Frank Dobie Reviews Latest Book This Evening Reviewing his latest book, “The Longhorns,” J. Frank Dobie, Tex as folk-lore author, will speak at 7:30 tonight at the Stephen F. Aus tin High School Auditorium in Bry- . The Evening Study Club is presenting Dobie who will also tell how he came to write the book. Dobie is a Professor of English Literature at Texas university and is known particularly through his knowledge and portrayal of Texas history and folk lore. He is secretary and editor for the Texas Folk-Lore Society and has compiled and edited their an nual publications since 1922. Among his books are, “A Vanquero of the Brush Country,” “Corona do’s Children,” “Tales of the Mus tangs,” and “The Longhorns.” Cryptyographers Choose 3 Faculty Members as Sponsors In a special meeting Tuesday night the A. & M. Cryptography club voted to ask three faculty members to become co-sponsors of the club in place of K. E. Elm- quist, who is leaving November 15. Those selected were Capt. W. S. McCulley of the military depart ment and H. L. Kidd and George Bechtel of the English depart ment. All three have accepted the positions. Elmquist, who was the organizer of the club, has been called to Washington, D. C., to work with other crytography experts in the war department. Members of the club presented him a gift in ap preciation of his work with the organization. Meeting nights have been chang ed from the 1st and 3rd Tues days to the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. A & M Impresses Colonel Boles By Display of Spirit Colonel W. J. Boles, new sen ior instructor of Field Artillery, said that there were three things that impressed him most about A. & M. He was particularly impres sed by the manliness and enthus iasm of the student body, the ex cellence of the Field Artillery, and last but not least, the great Ag gie football team. He pointed out that he had heard of A. & M. all of his life and had always wanted to come here. He also commented on the high quality of the reserve officers trained by this institution. He said that they had the ability to take hold under adverse circumstances in an efficient manner without ask ing many questions. Colonel Boles was stationed at | San Antonio as Assistant Chief of Staff of the Military Intelligence staff. Prior to that he was sen ior artillery instructor of the Tex as National Guard in 1939. Col onel Boles went overseas and fought in France in the last war with Colonel McIntyre as a soldier of the same regiment. Trains Leave at 7:20, Arrive In Houston at 9:10; Parade Starts at 10 Being reviewed by Colonel Maurice D. Welty, commandant and P.M.S.&T., and Mayor Neal Pickett, mayor of Houston, two trainloads of Aggies will march down Main Street in Houston Saturday when they make their second corps trip of the year and see the Aggie-Owl football game that afternoon. Troops will march from their respective assembly areas to the station at 6:50 a. m. The first section will leave at 7:20 a. m. and will include the band, the corps staff, the Infantry Regiment, the Field -f Artillery Rigement, and the Com- Annual Dairvman’s Short Courses To Start November 17 The seventh annual Dairyman’s Short Course will opened at A. & M. November 17 and continue through November 19 and will be under the direction of Professor A. L. Darnell, of the dairy hus bandry department. The faculty for the course will be composed of members of the college staff, scientists from the Experiment Station, the Extension Service, and leaders in the field of dairying. Among the noted leaders who will speak are D. T. Simons, Amer ican Jersey Cattle Club, and Dr. L. R. Noyes, Bureau of Animal Industry, U. S. D. A. On the final afternoon the dairy herds at the college will be classi fied by officials of the Holstein- Friesian Association of America, and the American Jersey Cattle Club. All phases of the dairy industry will be covered during the three- day meeting, Professor Darnell has announced. Kyle Tells Corps Agronomy Dept Names ’41 Contest Crops Judging Team Students chosen to represent A. & M. at the International Inter- Collegiate Crops judging contests November 24-29 were announced recently by the Agronomy Depart ment. Those selected were: Earl Butler, Felix Collard, Glenn McGou- irk and Howard Warner. The first contest will be held in Kansas City on November 24 and from there the team will go to Chi cago to compete in the second con test. “Our prospects for placing first are better than ever before,” Professor R. C. Potts of the Agron omy department stated. Last year’s team placed fourth at the Chicago meet. Dean E. J. Kyle is shown above as he talked to the cadet corps at yell practice Monday night and mentioned some of the highlights of his recent South American trip. Sitting on the steps is Head Yell Leader Skeen Staley. American Youth Takes Stand Against Entrance of US Into Present World Conflict, Survey of Editors Reveals American college and university students are definitely not in favor of the United States participation in the present European war. This fact was determined by the Yale Daily News, college daily of Yale University, which sponsored a na tion wide poll to determine the at titude of American youth toward several international questions which have become important in determining America’s present for eign policy. The Battalion has cooperated with this poll and has received statistics resulting from the ques tions asked. These statistics are not the result of student polls, but represent the opinions of the edi torial boards of the nation’s col leges and prep-schools—which may reflect the opinions of the Ameri can student bodies. Of the 800 letters mailed to the schools, only 169 have replied to date. In answer to the first question, which read, “Weighing carefully the factors for and again st intervention do you think the United States should enter the present European war?”, 36 per cent answered “Yes” and 64 per cent answered “No”. In the south west alone, 26 per cent answered “Yes” and 74 per cent answered “No”. The second question was, “Do you favor revision of the neu trality law which will permit Am erican merchant ships to enter the war zone?” In answer, 52 per cent of the nation’s colleges answered “Yes” and 48 per cent answered “No.” Out of the southwestern sec tion, 53 per cent voted “Yes” and 47 per cent of the colleges voted “No.” The third question was “Do you believe that such revision will result in our entry in the war?” —87 per cent answered “Yes” and 13 per cent replied “No.” The fourth and last question was, “If the United States enters the war, do you believe that we should send an American expeditionary force to Europe?” In answer, 36 per cent voted “Yes” and 64 per cent, “No.” posite Regiment. Tactical offi cers of this train will be Major E. A. Elwood and First Lieutenant C. A. Williams. Second Section Leave at 7:30 Section two will leave at 7:30 a. m. and will be composed of the Cavalry Regiment, the Engineer Regiment, and the Coast Artillery Regiment. Tactical officer in charge of this section will be First Lieutenant T. B. Strother. Railroad tickets are now on sale at the station and may be pur chased before noon Friday. The cost of the tickets is $1.52. The first section will arrive in Houston at 9:10 a.m. followed by the second section at 9:15 a.m. Or ganizations will detrain and march in column of twos to the assembly area which will be the parking space in front of the Southern Pa cific railroad station. Rolls and baggage will be marked and placed in baggage trucks which will be provided. Parade at 10 Parade time is set at 10 a.m. a- which time all organizations wi'l assemble in the respective areas designated. The order of march is as follows: corps commander and staff, Field Artillery Band, In fantry Regiment, Field Artillery Regiment, Composite Regiment, Infantry Band, Cavalry Regiment, Engineer Regiment, and Coast Ar tillery Regiment. The parade will pass up Cong ress from the station to Main street turning right on Main and up past the reviewing stand in front of the Rice Hotel and continuing to La mar street. Turning left on Lamar, the parade will proceed to the res pective dismissal areas on Smith, Brazos and Bagby streets. A. & M. Headquarters The band van will be at the cor ner of Lamar and Bagby, Infantry trucks at Bagby and Walker, Field Artillery at Brazos and Walker, and Cavalry at Smith and Walker. Coast Artillery trucks will be on Lamar just above the intersection of Lamar and Smith streets. Engi neers on Lamar at Brazos and the composite regiment on Lamar at the Bagby street intersection. A. & M. headquarters will be at the City Auditorium located at the intersections of Louisiana, Texas, and Milam streets. The number one uniform will be worn on the trip but non-military students and other students not having a blouse to wear, are The number two uniform will be non-regulation for the parade and football game, but may be worn at other times on the trip. Those students wearing civilian clothes to the ball game should have their yellow receipt with them in case the gate keeper questions their identi ty as students of the college. Returning Trains A special train will leave Hous ton Saturday night at 12:30 a. m., November 15 with Lieutenant Strother in charge. Other trains will leave Houston at 11:30 p. m. Saturday, 8 a.m. Sunday morn ing, November 16, and 11:30 p.m. Sunday night. Major Elwood and Lieut. Williams will be tactical of ficers in charge of these trains. Williams Appointed 0PM Consultant E. L. Williams, head of the de partment of industrial education at A. & M., has received notice from the office of Production Man agement, Washington, of his ap pointment as a consultant in Dis trict 18 to assist in the training within industry program outlined by President Roosevelt.