The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 22, 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. 22, 1941 Z275 NUMBER 33 NBC Will Broadcast Annual Bonfire Yell Practice Dedication Plans to Honor Former A&M Jj 6 * Sp . eak T s TU Students Complete for Turkey Day Banqueuf asie Governor Will Be Present For Ag-Longhorn Game Formal arrangements for the dedicatory program to be given Thanksgiving Day on Kyle Field have been completed, according to E. L. Angell, executive assistant to the President. Purpose of the program will be to honor former students of Tex as university and A. & M. who are now in the armed services of the United States. At 1:45 p.m. on the day of the game, massed colors borne by rep resentatives of the two schools will march the length of the field and come to a halt under the goal posts. They will be followed to that pos ition by a party composed of Gov ernor Coke Stevenson, Comman dant Maurice D. Welty, Cadet Col onel Tom Gillis, Texas Student Body President Fred Nieman, A. & M. President T. 0. Walton, Tex as President Homer P. Rainey, Chairman of A. & M. Board of Directors, F. M. Law, Chairman of Texas board of regents Leslie Waggoner, A. & M. Head Yell Leader Skeen Staley, and Texas Head Cheer Leader Dick Knowles. With the color guard as a back ground, Walton will introduce the Governor who will address 40,000 football fans. The Aggie band will play the national anthem as the program closes at 2 p.m. Details conceiming the Govern or’s visit are indefinite as yet. It is known that he will arrive about eleven o’clock Thursday morning and will be escorted directly to President Walton’s home. Members of the A. & M. board of directors will form a welcoming committee there. The party will go to Sbisa Hall at noon for a Thanksgiving din ner with Texas senators and their wives. Immediately following the banquet the group will go to Kyle Field. Copeland Wins Trip To National ME Meet Gene Copeland, Infantry Band senior M. E. student, is the winner of a trip to New York to attend the annual national meeting of the A.S.M.E. Copeland was awarded the trip as a prize for securing the most new members for the local chapter of the A.S.M.E. This is the first year that a contest of this type has been held to determine the A. & M. repre sentatives to the meeting. Run ner up in the contest was M^ury Curtis, A CAC. The meeting will be held from December 1-6. The A.S.M.E. is an organization of mechanical engineers in business. Their meetings are devoted to dis cussions of current engineering problems and the presentation of papers prepared by the members. Several other seniors plan to make the trip. The A. & M. dele gation will be accompanied by C. W. Crawford and V. M. Faires of the M. E. department. A&M Approved For National AIA Honor Scholarship Senior Making Best Record Will Receive Scholarship Recognition Ernest Langford, head of the department of architecture, an nounces that A. & M. has been ap proved to receive the A.I.A. schol arship medal given annually by the American Institute of Archi tects, the professional society of the nation’s architects. This medal is given each year to the graduating senior of architec ture making the best record in scholarship and architectural des ign. Award of this medal constitutes a recognition of the high standard of architectural training provided by the department, and ranks A. & M. with the other 25 schools in the United States receiving this award. Texas university is the only other school in the southwest elig ible for the award. The winner of the medal is sel ected by the faculty of the archi tectural department and is recom mended by it to the A.I.A The a- ward is made toward the end of the school year, and the presenta tion ceremony is to be one of the features of the department’s spring program. Students taking architecture are eligible to be junior members of the A.I.A., an organization of more than 25,000 members, and those here at A. & M. are affiliated with the Houston chapter of the nation al society. Edward Mullen To Deliver Sermon At Espiscopal Church Rev. Edward G. Mullen, a mis sionary clergyman of the Episco pal Church in the Philippine Is lands and a former student of A. & M. college, will deliver the 10:45 service at St. Thomas Chapel Sunday, stated an announcement by the Rev. Roscoe Hauser, Jr., local student chaplain. The Rev. Mr. Mullen, for the past several years, has served as the Rector of St. Luke’s Church (Fili pino) in Manila, P. I., and also as resident Chaplain of St. Luke’s Hospital, Manila. Prior to his service in the missionary district of the Philippine Islands, he spent some time in the Diocese of Shanghai, Shankhai, China, and he is well acquainted with the pres ent situation in the Far East, hav ing left there only a few weeks ago to spend his furlough in Texas. This is the Rev. Mr. Mullen’s first visit to the campus since the construction of St. Thomas Chapel, and to the 10:45 a. m. service, he will be in charge of the coffee club and discussion class which meets at the Chapel, at which time, he will endeavor to answer any questions that may arise concerning the present con ditions in the Far East. Aroma of Ripe Fruit Is From Tenth AnnualHort Show By W. K. Clark Just follow the aroma of mellow apples, sweet cider, and tropical fruits Monday and Tuesday. Horti culture seniors and other members of the Horticulture Society, under the leadership of T. C. Lambert, will present their Tenth Annual Horticultural Show on those days in the Ag Building. Unique among the features of this shqw is a contest among the valley growers and packers for the two silver placques being offered for the best boxes of oranges and grapefruit. These awards will be made on the basis of pack, eating quality, and grade of the fruit. Then the winning box of grape fruit will be presented to Gov. Coke Stevenson during the pre game celebrations of Turkey Day. Besides the great variety of fruits and vegetables assembled from all the major horticultural regions of the country, the ever- popular cider barrel will occupy a prominent position as one of the major features. In the past the shows of the Horticultural Society have always been outstanding among the educa tional exhibits arranged on the campus. But the senior students in horticulture never lose sight of the fact that any profits made from the sale of the fruit exhibits will finance an inspection trip either to California or to Florida. Good Weather For Game Probable With Sunshine, Clear (Sky If. aching bones and stiff backs are sure signs of foul weather, then rest assured that everyone will be “hep” come next Turkey Day. Unbelievable as it seems, you may expect a perfect day for foot ball next week. According to members of the Physics department, who refused to predict Texas weather, Aggie- land is now in a low pressure ar ea. Peterssen’s “Weather Analy sis and Forecasting” gives an ex planation of “low” which runs something like this: “Low pressure areas usually last about four days, and are gener ally followed by a high.” That is just perfect, for a high means sunshine, a dry field ,and a clear blue sky. Throw in that cool, re freshing November air; and what more could be wanted. The temper ature will be about what it is now, but just in case it’s freezing and snowing Thursday, remember, pre dicting weather more than six hours ahead is, according to Peter- ssen, “risky busings.” Williamson Heads Cotton Committee H. H. Williamson, College Sta tion, Director of the Texas Ex tension Service, will head the “Cot ton Christmas” committee for this year. Fifty of the State’s cotton leaders, retail and wholesale mer chants are serviflg on the com mittee, who will make plans to carry the message on behalf of cotton to the Texas public. The 1941 “Cotton Christmas” committee for Texas was named by Burris C. Jackson, Hillsboro, general chairman of the state-wide cotton committee, sponsors of the annual event. “The purpose of the ‘Cotton Christmas’ movement is to in crease the consumption of cotton,” Jackson said, “and that is done by getting the public to purchase gifts made from cotton. There are dozens of highly attractive and very suitable cotton items in thousands of Texas stores.” National Defense requirements have made a shortage in many items that have been used for Christmas gifts in past years, Jackson pointed out, and it will actually be a service to the peo ple to draw their attention to the availability and lasting qualities of gifts and goods made from Ameri can cotton. Jones Elected Captain of Pistol Team at First Meet At the first meeting of the A. & M. Pistol Team, W. D. C. Jones was elected captain, and T. K. Pierce secretary-treasurer. The Pistol team was national champion in 1938 and 1939, but because of the lack of varsity material did not .fare so well in 1940. This same situation exists in 1941, and any one interested in trying out for the team is urged to come out. C D Speed Announces Contest for Students Carleton D. Speed Jr., president of the Houston Geological Society and former Aggie footballer, has announced a contest which will be open to all Aggies enrolled in Geo logy or Petroleum Engineering. The Houston Geological Society, the lar gest in the world, has appointed a Student Award Committee com posed of Dr. S. S. Goldich. and Fritz W. Mueller, co-chairmen; Harold Vance, head of the Petrol eum Engineering Department; M. T. Halbouty, former Aggie; and E. L. Earl, also an ex-Aggie. Don ald Davis of the Pure Oil Co. was appointed to act in an advis ory capacity to the committee. Experiences With Admiral Byrd in South Pole Expeditions Given Charles L. Kessler of Houston was the guest speaker at the A.S. M.E. banquet last Thursday night. Kessler presented a very inter esting talk consisting of a combin ation lecture and a train of amus ing anecdotes of his life and ex periences with Admiral Richard E. Byrd. Kessler told of the preparations for expeditions, exciting events that happened during the time on board ship, and concluded his talk with stories of the various types of penguins that were present in Lit tle America. Kessler mentioned the fact that the 160-foot wooden ship was more capable of making the trip than a large steel vessel, since the ice could more easily bend and crush a steel vessel, but a heavy wooden ship could regain its shape after straining through masses of ice. Other guests at the banquet in cluded Dr. T. O. Walton, president of the college, Dean Gilchrist of the engineering school, Dr. F. E. Giesecke of the mechanical engi neering department, Dr. Geo. Summey, head of the English de partment, W. L. Porter, head of the Mathematics department, and H. W. Barlow, head of the aero nautical engineering department. Following the conclusion of the program, plans for the coming A. S.M.E. dance on December 6th were discussed. Tickets for the dance will go on sale immediately following the Thanksgiving holidays. Monday Will Be The Last Bay For Issuing of Battalion Students with Batt cards who have not received their November issue of the Battalion Magazine should come by the student publi cations office not later than Mon day and get their copy. No maga zines will be issued after that day and remaining copies will ei ther be sold or used in the files. The December issue of the mag azine will be issued about Decem ber 10 and will feature the Christ mas theme. Gilchrist Speaks For ASCE Thursday Gibb Gilchrist, dean of the school of engineering, addressed the A. & M. student chapter of the A. S. C. E. Thursday night in the C. E. lecture room. Before an enthusiastic audience, Dean Gilchirst spoke of the advan tages of an engineering career, and unfolded a new plan whereby grad uates could continue their educa tion by means of correspondence courses. He also stressed the field of air port construction and maintenance, comparing this field with the firm ly established field of highway en gineering during its growing per iod of the past thirty years. Con cluding, he was strong in his state ment that the essence of leader ship must be developed more strongly in the young engineers of today than ever before. Livestock Team Leaves For Chicago T^.e A. & M. livestock judging team left yesterday for the In ternational Livestock Show in Chicago. Before arriving in Chi cago they will visit some of the outstanding stock-farms of the na tion and will practice judging at the University of Missouri and University of Illinois. The trip was made possible by- receipts of the rodeo sponsored by the Sad dle and Sirloin club. This year’s team is composed of Tommy Stuart, Jack Cleveland, Victor Loeffler, W. T. Berry, Gor don Grote and Jake Hess. They placed fourth in the contest held in connection with the American Royal Livestock Show in Kansas City this fall. Coaches of the team are Irwin Edwards and Wil liam Warren of the Animal hus bandry department. Crops Team Will Enter In National Judging Contest McGouirk, Collard, Warner, Butler Are Crops Team Members The A. & M. crops judging team left last Wednesday to compete in a national contest in Chicago November 28 and 29. Members of the team are Glenn McGouirk, F. C. Collard, Howard Warner and C. E. Butler. They are accom panied and coached by R. C. Potts of the agronomy department. Teams from all of the agricul tural schools in the United States and many from Canada are expect ed to enter the contests. These contests are divided into three major divisions covering the grad ing of grain and hay, classing and stapling of cotton, and the identifi cation of plants, seeds and diseases common to them. The team will make numerous inspection trips before arriving in Chicago for the contets. The fed eral grain laboratory will be vis ited in Kansas City and the Chica go Board of Trade and Grain of fice will be looked over by the group. They will return to Col lege Station, December 1. Poultry Team Goes To Chicago Early Sunday morning the Poul try Husbandry Judging team will leave College Station for the Inter national Livestock Exposition to be held in Chicago on November 29. On the way to and from Chi cago they will visit several agri cultural colleges in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri. While in Missouri they will do some practice judg ing under the careful eye of their Coach Alex G. Warren. While in Chicago the team will visit the Mercantile Market, the largest manufacturer’s exhibit hall in the world, and the Chicago Board of Trade. They will compete with fifteen other teams at the Exposi tion the following Saturday, fol lowed that night by a banquet at the Chicago Hotel. Those making the ten-day trip will be W. E. Ballman, Edward M. Schuyler, R. K. Whitfill, and War ren, who is replacing E. D. Par nell, acting head of the Poultry Dept, during the absence of Prof- fessor. B’Nai Brith Will Show Sound Picture “I Want a Job,” a sound motion picture sponsored by the B’Nai Brith Vocational Office, will be held at the lounge room of Sbisa Hall Sunday at 7:30 p. m. The film will be explained by Seymour Lieberman, lawyer of Houston. He will also direct a discussion on vo cational subjects after the movie is shown- Eight National Radio Programs Dedicated To Aggies Next Week Bill Stern and the National Broadcasting Company will present a thirty minute broadcast from the steps of Goodwin Hall next Wednes day night at the annual bonfire yell practice. This depiction of the Aggie Spirit and the pageantry that goes with the burning of the bonfire will be carried from coast to coast and around the world by short wave through the facilities of N.B.C. This will be one of the eight national programs in two days devoted to the Aggies. N.B.C. is running this program on their own time as a special news feature. The program will not have a commercial sponsor. Bill Stern, N.B.C. sports caster, will di rect the program and interview many people who are closely con nected with A. & M. General Geo. F. Moore, one of the commanding officers in the Philippines and for mer commandant at A. & M. will be interviewed via short wave by Bill Stern. From the yelling cadet corps be fore which he interviews Dr. T. O. Walton, president of the college. Stern will switch the microphone to the Singing Cadets in Guion Hall. “The Spirit of Aggieland,” “The Aggie War Hymn” and “The Twel fth Man” will be sung by the corps during the course of the program. Sophomores To Have Longhorn Pictures Made Junior Deadline Moved To Thanksgiving; Sophs May Have Pictures Now Sophomores may now have their 1941 Longhorn pictures made, Rusty Heitkamp, Longhorn Editor announced today. Because of the small number of sophomores who have had their pictures in the past there will be no deadline set for separate organizations but the pictures will be taken of the class as a whole. Juniors may have their pictures taken any time before Thanksgiv ing, Heitkamp stated. The dead line was extended in order that some of the juniors who had been unable to get their pictures in still have a chance. There will be a deadline set for the sophomores as soon as the jun ior pictures have been completed. Sophomores are requested to have their pictures taken as soon as they can in order that the rush just be fore the deadline may be avoided, Heitkamp advised. A1 Nelson Will Speak Before The Cosmopolitan Club The Cosmopolitan club will hold its third meeting of the year Sun day afternoon at three o’clock in the chapel of the old “Y.” Dr. A. B. Nelson of the His tory department will talk on the historical phases of Latin America. His talk will be the second of a series by which the club hopes to make relations between the countries of Latin America and the United States more thoroughly understood and appreciated. Other features of the program will be songs by Richard Jenkins, director of the Singing Cadets, and refreshments. Student Activities Committee Meets Mon The Student Activities Com mittee will meet Monday afternoon, November 25th, at 2 o'clock in Dean Bolton’s office. Topics before the meeting for discussion will be requests for dances, consideration of allocations and general business of the commit tee. Governor Coke Stevenson will speak from Austin. Dr. F. M. Law, Chairman of the Board of Direc tors, will be interviewed by Stern following the governor’s brief talk. Coach Homer Norton and several of the Aggie football players will give the radio listeners of the na tion their feelings about the Tur key Day game with Texas univers ity^ on Kyle Field. Glenn Miller will salute the Ag gies on his program the same night by playing the three Miller record ings most popular with the Aggies. The entire fifteen minutes of his program will be devoted to A.&M. Miller’s program will be broadcast to the dancers in Sbisa Hall over the mess hall sound system. Thursday night the Uncle Wal ter’s Dog House program will be given over to the revelries and heartbreaks arising from the trad itional Thanksgiving Dhy battle be tween the Aggies and the Long horns. Play by play descriptions of the gridiron clash will be carried by N.B.C., Bill Stern announcing, the Mutual Broadcasting System, and the Texas Quality Network. Lloyd Gregory of Houston will give a resume of the game on his sports review after the game. Biology Club Has Selected New Key At its regular meeting Thurs day night, the Biology club decid ed to adopt a club key, Bob Craw ford, president of the club, an nounced yesterday. “This is the first time in its history that the club has had such a symbol for its members,” Crawford stated. Program of the meeting consist ed of a talk on “Vegetation of Pike’s Peak” by John J. Sperry of the biology department. The talk was illustrated by natural color slides which were taken by Sperry when he was research assistant of the Carneigie Institute of Wash- ignton. Grade Rank of Organizations Made by Number on Deans Team Amidst the furore of the past weekend the fact that midterm grades were announced was al most forgotten. Such a thing did happen and many an Aggie breath ed a sigh of relief as they missed the Dean’s team. The field artillery rolled right along in the mater of grades. The top three scholastic organizations on the campus were members of the Field Artillery regiment. Bat teries I, H, and A finished in that order. The standing of the various organizations was based upon the percentage of cadets passing less than ten hours. Top Ten Organizations The top ten organizations on the campus were: 1. I Field Artillery; 2. H Field Artillery, 3. A Field Ar tillery, 4. 6 CHQ, 5. F CAC, 6. C Chemical Warfare Service, 7. B Engineers, 8. 2 HQ Field Ar tillery, 9. B Field Artillery, 19. C CAC. No attempt was made to rate the regiments on a scholastic basis, but the Field Artillery came up with five organizations in the first ten. Complete campus ratings for the Field Artillery regiment are: 1. I Battery, 2. H Battery, 3. A Bat tery, 8. 2 HQ Battery, 9. B Bat tery, 13. 1 HQ Battery, 20. G Bat tery, 29. C Battery, 37 E Battery, 44. D Battery, 50. 3 HQ Battery, and 58. F Battery. ’ Coast Artillery Ratings F Battery CAC lead their regi ment in scholastic ratings with a rank of fith on the campus. Other CAC organizations ranked as fol lows: 10. C CAC; 12. G CAC; 15. H CAC, 33. E CAC; 42. A CAC; 51. B CAC; and 53. D CAC. Ratings in the Infantry regiment showed that B Company led in the regiment with a rating of 11 on the campus. Other ratings were: 18. F Company, 19. I Company, 22. D Company, 24. L Infantry, 28. G In fantry, 32. A Infantry, 43. H In fantry, 46. C Infantry, 47. K Infan try, 49. M Infantry. Composite Regiment In the Composite regiment, C Chemical Warfare placed sixth on the campus. Others were: 17. A Chemical Warfare, 21. B Chemical Warfare, 25. B Signal Corps, 34. A Signal Corps, and 57. Hq. Signal Corps. The infantry band and field artillery band placed 26th and 40th respectively. B Company Engineers lead the Engineers regiment by placing seventh on the campus. The other engineer companies placed as fol lows: 27. F Company, 36. C Com pany, 45. F Company, 48. A Com pany, 55. D Company. In the Cav alry regiment, the ratings were: 14. MG Cavalry, 30. HQ Cavalry, 39. D Cavalry, 41. B Cavalry, 51. A Cavalry. Following 6th Corps Headquart ers in fourth place were: 31. 1 CHQ, 35. 2 CHQ, 38. 4 CHQ; 54. 5 CHQ, and 56. 3 CHQ.