The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 20, 1941, Image 1

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T U Editor Apologizes For
Breaking New Peace Pact
Statements Such As
‘An Aggie Good Is An
Aggie Dead’ No More
Charged with the violation of the
newly made sportsmanship pact,
the editors of The Daily Texan,
student newspaper of the Texas
university, made apologies today
to the A. & M. cadet corps.
Reference was made . to Tues
day’s issue of The Texan which had
as its headline, “A Sage Unto His
Son Once Said: ‘An Aggie Good is
an Aggie Dead’.”
Aggie pre-game signs were also
mentioned, a misunderstanding had
arisen because it was not known
by The Texan that these signs are
an Aggie Tradition which pre
cede all games and not merely the
one with the University.
The letter of apology read as
Editor, The Battalion:
In the Texan’s writeup of the
intra - school sportsmanship
agreement there was a para
graph referring to certain
signs on the A. & M. campus
and a line over our nameplate
concerning the Aggies, both of
which were not in accord with
the spirit of the pact. Let me
assure The Battalion and the
A. & M. student body that no
violation of the agreement was
intended and that similar state
ments will not appear in the
Texan in the future.
Jack Howard
Editor, Daily Texan
The paragraph referred to was
one that was carried in an AP dis
patch Wednesday morning con
cerning the sportsmanship pact.
It was: “Perhaps indicative of
what is “legal” to the Aggie point
of view were brightly painted signs
on the A. & M. campus shouting
“KILL TEXAS,” “We Knew They
Were Yellow,” “Aggies 44, Steers
2,” “Lay Layden Low,” and “Kill
Krain’s Kids;” and rouged and lip-
sticked freshmen smirking around
to other cadets’ amusement.” It’s
the usual thing, said one Aggie.
R V Initation On
Docket for Sunday
The all-day festivities which
make up the annual practice of
welcoming new members into the
Ross Volunteers will take place
this Sunday in three different lo
cations. At 8:30 a. m. on Kyle
Field the opening rites of the
initation will take place. Following
that at 1 o’clock in the animal hus
bandry pavilion, new members will
be initiated.
The day will be climaxed with
a formal initiation and banquet at
Sbisa Hall. All other members
are required to wear the Ross Vol
unteer uniform to the formal initi-
tions, the new members coming
in their number one uniform.
The Ross Volunteers, a military
and social organization of A. & M.
comprised of juniors and seniors
taking advanced military science,
was organized in 1887. They first
were under the name of the Scott
Volunteers, but adopted their pres
ent name in 1891 after Governor
Lawrence Sullivan Ross became
president of A. & M.
Scholarship Society
To Hear Dan Russell
At 7:30 Friday Night
Dan Russell of the rural sociolo
gy department will speak to the
Scholarship Honor Society at their
regular meeting Friday night, No
vember 21, after yell practice.
Especially stressed by Jack Tay
lor, president of the society, was
the importance of this meeting in
which a move to sponsor bring
ing national honor fraternities on
the campus will be discussed.
CE Dept Makes
Extra Class Room
The Civil Engineering Depart
ment announced today that the
instrument room on the first floor
of Nagle hall will be moved to
the basement in order to make
available an extra class room on
the first floor. The alterations
are expected to be complete in a
few days.
Coordination Group
Appointed to Solve
Mess Hall Problems
Eight Students On
Committee Will Discuss
Thanksgiving Dinner First
Members were named today to
serve on a committee known as the
Mess Hall Committee which will co
ordinate the functions of the corps
and the functions of the mess halls.
The members of the committee
who were appointed by Cadet Col-
National Defense has reach
ed even the mess halls.
So don’t be surprised to
night when you go to your
plate in either Sbisa or Dun
can hall and see that there is
not any napkin under your
There is a shortage of paper
napkins and none are available
at any warehouse in the South
west for immediate delivery.
An order has been placed for
delivery November 24 and aft
er then the situation will be
Random Remarks
:By E. M. Rosenthal
onel Tom Gillis will meet in J. C.
Hotard’s office tonight at 7 p.m.
In this first meeting the commit
tee will discuss plans for the
Thanksgiving dinner to be served
next Tuesday.
The committee was appointed
from the corps headquarters in
both the old and new areas and
from each regiment. Cadets are
asked to go to these men when
they have any item which they
wish to bring to the attention of
the dining hall system. As Hotard
stated, “the committee is being
formed to give the corps a closer
contact with the mess hall.”
Members of the committee are
Jimmie Dunn, old area corps head
quarters; G. H. Guinn, Engineer
regiment; Bob Benken, Coast Ar
tillery regiment; Guy Johnson,
Cavalry regiment; Johnny Harris,
Field Artillery regiment; Sam
Brown, Infantry regiment; Jimmie
Cupples, Composite regiment; and
Chipp Routt, new area corps head
Hotard asserts “we want you to
know that we are for and with the
boys at all times and would like
for them to bring their problems to
Twenty-Five Dollars
Given Reading Fund
Dr. Thomas F. Mayo, college li
brarian, announced today that the
receipt of contributions from the
Brazos county A. & M. Mothers’
Club and the , San Angelo Moth
er’s club to the Library Gener
al Reading Fund totaling twenty-
five dollars.
“Twelfth Man,” “Spirit,” “One
at a Time”—All three are synony
mous with A. & M., yet all three
have been claimed by or given to
Texas university since September.
Up until that dark day on the
T. U. calendar when Baylor tied
the “perfect machine”, the Forty
acre student body started boast
ing of their twelfth man. Head
lines in the University paper
screamed the twelfth man was do
ing such and such, but a little
digging back in The Battalion files,
in fact, a lot of digging way back
to 1920, will reveal another pic
It was back in 1920 when Texas’
own D. X. Bible was mentor at
A. & M. that the team needed
another man on the field. Frank
Gill, who was in the stands, came
out to D. X. Bible and volunteered,
and all of the papers in the state
hopped on this display of spirit
and said A. & M. could always
rely on its “Twelfth Man,” those
students in the grandstand. Today
the name still sticks, and by right
of use belongs to no others than
the Aggies.
And there’s this thing called spir
it. Sure, every school is entitled
to it, and most schools have some
of it, but can any of them deny
the Aggies are supreme in this
field? They have tried to deny
it this year by saying that A. &
M. had a false spirit because the
“commanding officer” required all
cadets to greet the team and dis-
1 play enthusiasm. Every Aggie
knows this to be anything but the
Our spirit is genuine and real
and it doesn’t take a championship
team to keep it. Just remember
the lean years in the thirties. The
Aggies had it then and they have
it now.
But now the state sports writers
have another line, “Aggies steal
Texas celebrated slogan of ’one at
a time’.” Perhaps, but again do
a little reminiscing and you will
see things in a different light.
All through the campaigns of
’39 and ’40 Homer Norton and
the entire team, as well as the
A. & M. student body, preached
nothing but one at a time. We
all knew that a great team was
playing on Kyle Field and we all
know that bowl games were very
profitable. But above this, we all
knew thinking of these bowl games
would mean disaster so the games
were talked of one at a time.
This year has been the same
way. The team has been playing
the games from week to week with
perhaps an occasional thought of
Turkey Day, but nothing more. It’s
been merely “one at a time.” So
how can anyone say we’ve stolen
a Texas slogan. It was ours in
’39, we kept it in ’40, and we
haven’t let go of it since.
“Twelfth Man,” “Spirit,” “One at
a Time”—they all belong to the
Aggies and no one else can claim
them for their’s alone.
Time for Prayer Is
T U Conclusion As
25 Show up for Rally
He Did the ‘Unpardonable’
Football Expert of All Time
Found; Picked Aggies in Sept
By Charlie Babcock
When Tommy O’Brien, the sports
writer in question, called his “Hud
dle Time” last September 26, he
committed the unpardonable sin
in the journalism profession and
picked A. & M. to win the South
west Conference championship, ev
en before a conference game had
been played.
So unpardonable was O’Brien’s
“sin” that it later turned out that
he was the only expert in Ameri
ca to select the Aggies as the No.
1 team. Other predictors stated
that at the best the Aggies could
only be considered as a dark
bourse with a slim, outside chance.
But not O’Brien. He calmly sta
ted that come December the high-
riding Cadets would be on the
champion’s throne.
So it was that on the night of
September 26, 1941, history was
written. . . or rather spoken, for
O’Brien gave his breath-taking
announcement over the air waves
of radio station KRIC in Beau
mont, Texas.
To add miracle to feat, O’Brien
explained in detail the reasons for
the failure of other teams to pro
duce a champion and his argu
ment has been vindicated in full by
each week’s developments. The
pro and con of his discussion was
based on three points: schedule,
material and possible injuries.
After telling how Texas would
meet their downfall, why the other-
teams didnt have the power, O’
Brien concluded his broadcast with
the following statement.
“Since most everybody likes
Texas or S.M.U., since I pick Tex
as A. & M. and Bruce Layer likes
Baylor, watch somebody like Ar
kansas win the title.
“But, seriously, as long as sel
ections are being made, mine is
made, and I stick to it: Texas A. &
M. to win the championship of the
Southwest Conference.”
18 Percent of Student Body on Dean’s
Team; Engineers Lead with 57 Percent
Schools of Agriculture, Vet Medicine
Show Deficiency Decrease; Others Up
Preliminary reports show 1,173 students of a total enrollment of
6,507 students to be deficient in their studies according to the rule
stated in the official book of rules and regulations. Percentages of
deficiencies in the schools of agriculture and veterinary medicine show
a decrease while the schools of arts and sciences and engineering
show an increase.
The school of engineering has the largest number of students
deficient having more than twice as many as any other school. A
total of 666 deficient students are-f*
registered as taking engineering,
with 285 deficient students in the
school of agriculture, 175 in the
school of arts and sciences, and 47
in the school of veterinary medi
Having an enrollment of 20j
percent of the entire student body,
the school of engineering has 57
percent of those students defic
ient in hours. The other schools
with their percentages of defic
iencies are as follows: agriculture
24 percent; arts and sciences, 15
percent; and veterinary medicine,
4 percent.
At this time last year there were
16.4 percent of the enrollment de
ficient with 1,039 of 6,353 students
deficient. In the school of engineer
ing there was a 56 percent defic
iency, in the school of agriculture
26 percent, the school of arts and
sciences, 12 percent, and the school
of veterinary medicine, 6 percent.
The higest percent of deficiencies
since 1936 was December 1, 1939,
with a 20.1 percentage of 5,908
students. Other percent deficiencies
are December 1, 1936—19.2 percent,
December 1, 1937—16.2, December
1, 1938— 18 percent, Decemberl,
1939—20.1, and November 16, 1940
—16.4 percent.
Texas university’s student body,
belatedly called the “twelfth man”
of Texas university by the Daily
Texan, died a mortal death last
Monday night.
The student body from the Forty
Acres are behind their team win,
lose, or draw as evidenced by the
pep rally held last Monday night.
The Daily Texan said, “Last night
(Monday) 25 persons and the band
showed up. The rally never was
staged. It was time for prayer
and thought.”
Placement Bureau
Schedules Speeches
Thurs for Teachers
The fourth in a series of lectures
sponsored by the placement bureau
of the Former Students Associa
tion will be held Thursday, Nov
ember 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the chem
istry lecture room. The subject of
this program will pertain to liber
al arts and teaching.
The opening remarks and intro
duction of speakers will be made
by Dean T. D. Brooks, chairman of
the meeting. The first speaker will
be J. R. D. Eddy, state director of
trade and industrial education,
state board for vocational educa
tion, Austin. Eddy will speak on
“Opportunities in the Teaching'
The placement bureau will also
present L. V. Stockard, assistant
superintendent of schools, Dallas.
Stockard’s address will be, “What
School Administrators and Boards
of Education Require in an Appli
Stone Trim Work On
New Dorms Completed
All the stone trim work on the
new dormitories has been set, com
pleting all the outside brick work
on the buildings.
The dormitories are expected to
be completed for occupation by the
beginning of the second semester in
As Sportsmanship Pact Was Made
History was made when Texas university and A. & M. signed a sportsmanship agreement here Mon
day. Led by Dr. J. C. Dolley, chairman of the athletic committee at Texas and Dean E. J. Kyle of
A. & M., a group of student leaders from both institutions signed the pact. Sitting from left to
right they are: R. B. Pearce, Lt. Col. Corps Staff; Kyle; Dolley; Tom Gillis, Cadet Colonel; Fred
Nieman, president of the Texas student body; and Bob Russell, major of the band. Standing left to
right: John Seaman, foreman of the Cowboys, pep organization on the Texas campus; Skeen Staley,
head yell leader; Richard (Windy) Winn, assistant cheerleader at Texas; Don Gabriel, editor of The
Battalion; James Newman, president of the Longhorn Band; Dick Hervey, president of the Senior
Class; and Jack Howard, editor of The Daily Texan. Photo by Howard Berry
TU Band Leader
Speaks to Corps
Col. G'eorge E. Hurt, director of
the Texas university Longhorn
Band, addressed the cadet corps
at yell practice Tuesday night
speaking in behalf of the student
body of Texas university.
After being introduced by Skeen
Staley, head yell leader, Col. Hurt
told the corps that all possible ef
forts would be made by the lead
ers of the university student body
to maintain order on Kyle Field
Thanksgiving Day.
ASAE Shows Plow
Company Films In
Ag Eng Lecture Room
The A. & M. branch of the A.S.
A. E. has arranged for several reels
of film on new developments on
farm machinery to be presented
by the John Deere Plow Com
pany, Dallas, in the agricultural
engineering lecture room at 7:30
tonight. A special invitation is ex
tended to all students in the school
of agriculture to be present.
Each year the A.S.A.E. branch
invites one or more of the leading
farm equipment companies to pre
sent a program to show what is
being done in developing better
machinery for the farmer. A num
ber of machines will be shown in
action, saving labor and cutting
down the cost of production for the
Famed Aggie Football
Player Dies at Waco
J. M. Kendrick, 48, former fam
ed Aggie football player, died at
his home in Waco following a
stroke Sunday night.
Born at Waco, he was a lifelong
resident of this city. During the
first World War he was a student
at A. & M. and was commissioned
and assigned to the Second Texas
Infantry, being one of the star
grid players of that regiment. He
later was assigned to the 141 In
fantry, and when he went overseas
he entered the aviation service in
France, serving during the time
the United States force fought with
the allied armies. At the time of
his death he was engaged in the
oil business.
5600 Pounds Of
Turkey on Duncan,
Sbisa Menu Nov 25
The annual Thanksgiving dinner
for the cadet corps will be served
in the mess halls next Tuesday
night, J. C. Hotard, supervisor of
subsistence, announced yesterday.
The menu for the dinner will in
clude baked turkey and dressing,
cranberry sauce, candied yams,
lima beans, celery and olives,
pumpkin chiffon pie, assorted
fruits and nuts, hot rolls and but
ter, and coffee and milk.
Over 5,600 pounds of turkey have
been purchased for the meal. In
addition the corps will consume
some 3,000 pounds of yams, 800
pounds of limas, 14 crates of cel
ery, 12 gallons of olives, 1,800
pumpkin pies, 16 crates of oranges,
24 crates of apples, 1,200 pounds
of bananas, 700 pounds of assort
ed nuts, and the usual quantities
of rolls, butter, coffee, and milk.
“The tukeys are a new type of
broad-breasted birds insuring a
maximum of white meat to the
corps,” Hotard said.
Fish Go on Full
Day Bonfire Duty
Until Thanksgiving
Underclassmen Arranged
In 3 Hour Shifts; 12 Men
On During Night Watches
The traditional Aggie Thanks
giving bonfire is steadily growing
for the annual celebration before
the A. & M., Texas gridiron clash.
From the present until the bonfire
yell practice, the bonfire is being
carefully guarded at all hours of
the day and night.
Organizations on the campus will
furnish freshmen for bonfire guard
duty in three hour shifts all dur
ing the night. During this time,
from 7:00 p. m. to 7:00 a. m., the
first sergeant of each organization
designated to guard duty will keep
at least 12 men guarding the bon
During the day, from 7:00 a.m.
to 7:00 p. m., all of the organiza
tions which guarded the bonfire
during the previous night will de
tail at least two men each hour
without classes for guard duty. The
underclassmen who guarded the
bonfire any night are allowed to
sleep during the day at any time
they desire for the following two
The bonfire and yell practice
will be the biggest display of Ag
gie spirit which has been held dur
ing the present football season, as
is the custom each year. The cel
ebration will include speeches by
the coaches and senior football
players in addition to the procedure
of the regular yell practices.
Campus Scenes On
Student’s Xmas Cards
J. T. Lang, A. & M. veterinary
medicine student, has designed four
distinctive types of Christmas cards
for the use of Aggies. These cards
are made up of scenes from the
campus and college organizations.
Lt Col F V M Dyer
Appointed Executive
At Fort Jackson N C
Lieut. Col. Fredric V. M. Dyer,
Infantry, a native of Houston, has
been named post executive officer
of Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
Colonel Dyer has served as post
adjutant there since last May and
went there from A. & M. He served
here as associate professor of mil
itary science and tactics in the R.O.
T.C. unit.
Fourth 1st Prize Of
Year Won by Rigsby
H. P. Rigsby, instructor in the
A. & M. mechanical engineering
department, has again been award
ed first prize of $100 for a paper
submitted to the Hobert Arc Weld
ing News contest.
This was Rigsby’s fourth win
ning paper submitted this year. His
first three prize winning papers
have been published in many trade
Cosmetic Counters Swamped;
Effeminate Fish Don Make-Up
By Clyde C. Franklin
Feminine faces have come to
grace the A. & M. campus at last,
in mockery of that Austin inhabi
tant, Texas U. Since early this
week the most daring makeups ever
seen on any college campus have
been boldly shining forth on the
face of every freshman from the
North Gate to College Park.
Cosmetic counters have seen a
definite boost in their sales this
week. Although there is plenty
of the gentler hues of red and pink
left, the flaming red and bloody
maroon sticks have hit a nose dive
so far as the supply is concerned.
Regardless of what some casual
onlookers may think, those first
year cadets have definite possibil
ities as any Georgia peach will tell
after she has compared her own
complexion with that of one of
these males. Acting as though
they had long years of experience
in the matter of make-up, gently
curving lips and curves in their
eyebrows that would make the
mathematics department’s most
technical curve turn another loop.
Besides all the pigmentation on
the face some ingenious individual
thought up the idea of making the
female complete with a “bow of
ribbon in thy fair locks.” Rang
ing from mere whisps of pink
string in the coiffure some of the
regalia runs into a patriotic red,
white, and blue streamer running
down the wearers^ shoulders.
In addition to what the fish
about the campus already finds
to do in the morning he must go
through the task of making up his
mask before attending those eight
o’clock classes and taking care of
their rosy cheeks before retiring
when at long last the bugler un
furls taps in the evening.
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