The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 10, 1942, Image 1

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The Battalion
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TSCW String Trio
Girl Choir to Feature Variety
Of Songs on Town Hall Number
Variety will characterize the con
cert to be presented by the TSCW
Modern Choir on the Town Hall
program scheduled for Guion Hall
tomorrow night. Because of the
changes in clock time, the program
which was scheduled for 7:30 will
begin at 8:30.
Selections presented by the
Choir include modern music and
arrangements from musical com
edies. Jerome Kern’s “Make Be
lieve” from “Show Boat,” “Night
and Day,”' “Old Folks at Home,”
and “Ay, Ay, Ay” are some of the
popular numbers on the program.
One always popular favorite is the
negro spiritual “Little David Play
on Your Harp.”
In addition to thirty members of
the Choir, the program will fea-
Coast Guard Film
To Come Tuesday
Lieutenant Commander T. Y.
Awah will show motion pictures
of the Coast Guard Academy lo
cated in New London, Conn., from 5
p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday afternoon
in the Assembly hall. Awah is
looking for students to enter the
Guard School which differs West
Point and Annapolis in that en
trance is based on competition ra
ther than appointment.
Requirements for admissiom to
this school -is that the applicant
be a citizen of the United States
and between the ages of 17 and
22. He must be unmarried and re
main unmarried for the four years
that he is in school. He must be
at least five and one half feet tall.
The Coast Guard Academy is a
four year school similar to West
Point and Annapolis.
ture vocal and instrumental solos,
trios and duets by the specialty
section of the choir. Miss Beth
Masterson of Ada, Okla., acts as
Mistress of Ceremonies. The string
trio is composed of Misses Roberta
von Gremp, Helen Markley and
Hazel Powers. Hazel Webber, so
prano from Port Arthur, and Mari
lyn Van Valkenburgh, soprano
from Houston, will be featured vo
Mariam Collard, Wichita Falls,
plays piano accompaniments for
the group and Dr. William E.
Jones, head of the TSCW Music
department, is their conductor.
Wednesday night’s performance
on Town Hall is the first appear
ance of the Choir on the campus.
The Choir has performed with
great success in many parts of
Texas and Oklahoma, their direc
tor says.
Applications For
TSCW Dates at Soph
Ball Should be Made
All Sophomores interested in
dates from T.S.C.W. for the Soph
omore Ball, February 20, should
sign up for them as soon as pos
sible, Bob Phillips, Sophomore
Class president stated today.
The dates will be from the soph
omore class at T.S.C.W. with
Gretchen Kokomoor in charge of
the date bureau at Denton.
Sophomores may sign up in the
old area with H. Q. Haile, D-6,
Walton, Gus Boesch, G-8, Hart,
and Vance Carrington, 8-31, Pur-
year. In the new area Forrest
Sharpe, 313 Dorm. 8, and M. J.
Pollan, 326 Dorm 7, are prepared
to take the names of all interested
One Easy Lesson on What Every
Fledgling 'Louie’ Should Know
By Tom Vannoy
Seniors who will go on active
duty after graduation in May were
given some sound advice concern
ing reporting for duty at the post
to which they are assigned, and
the uniforms they will need while
on duty by Major A. J. Bennett,
When he receives his orders to
report to a post, he reports to the
commanding general of the station
to which he has been assigned at
the adjutant’s office. He should
be in uniform and have a copy of
his orders with him when he re
ports. At this time of the year, he
should be wearing a woolen 0.
D. shirt, light trousers, overseas
cap, low-quarter brown shoes, and
brown socks.
The adjutant of the post will
send him to the personnel office
where he will fill out his mileage
voucher. He will receive his reim
bursement from the finance de
partment at a later date.
The new officer will be instruct
ed in the regulations of the post,
and the uniforms to be worn on all
occasions at the station. Calling
hours will be outlined to him at
that time.
Calls To Be Made
Within a short time after arrival
at the post, the officer should call
on the commanding general of
the post at the specified hours for
making calls. He should also call
on his commanding officers, the
regimental commander, battalion
commander, and battery, company,
or troop comamnder.
Upon arriving for duty at the
post, the oficer signs the officer’s
book. When leaving the post, he
signs out on the book and signs in
again on his return. He should
study the post regulations care
fully and follow them.
Major Bennett stated that the
uniform varies on different posts
according to the wishes of the of
ficers stationed there, and that
these minor differences will be ex
plained to the officer on his ar
Uniform Worn at All Times
Under present regulations, the
(See ONE LESSON, Page 4)
Welty Names 13 for Regular Commissions
King Cotton To
Be Named at Meet
Of Agronomy Clul
Election for Social
Secretary and Business
Manager also Scheduled
King Cotton will be selected
Thursday night at the regular
meeting of the Agronomy Society
which is to be held in the Agricult
ural Engineering lecture room,.
King Cotton, social secretary, and
business manager of the Cotton
Ball will be elected at this meet
Nominations for these three pos
itions will be made from the floor
and all members of the Agronomy
Society who have paid club dues
will be allowed to vote and all sen
iors in the society will be eligible
for these positions.
May 1 is the date for the Cot
ton Ball this year and present
plans call for the greatest show yet
members of the department said.
The Cotton Ball committees will
also be appointed, J. S. Mogford,
director of the show, said.
Don’t Get Hershey
Wrong; It’s Just As
j Easy to Register Here
All men who are supposed to
register for the selective service
on February 16 between the ages
of 20 and 45 may register at the
closest registration place that day,
according to Dean F. C. Bolton.
Cadets will be allowed to regis
ter at the registrar’s office that
day and the papers will be sent to
their home boards It is not neces
sary for them to go to their homes
to register because they will be
given the same consideration as if
they had registered at home if they
register here, Dean Bolton said.
Aggies who have advanced ^mili
tary contracts are exempt from
registration. Others exempt are
National Guardsmen, West Point
cadets, army officers and members
of the Public Health Service.
Harvard Opens
Training Courses
For QM Officers
Harvard University expects
many new students at the begin
ning of the June and the Septem
ber semesters, according to infor
mation received this week by
Prof. J. William Barger, head of
the department of Agricultural
Economics. Increase in enrollment
will be due to the establishment of
the combined M. B. A. and R. O.
T. C. Quartermaster Corps.
Applicants must have completed
three years of college work with
a major in marketing and finance,
accounting and statistics, or gen
eral economics. They must also
have completed two years of basic
R. 0. T. C. training. They must
have a good scholastic record and
be able to pass a limited physical
examination. They will attend Har
vard Business School for 18 con
tinuous months, at the same time
taking instructions in Quartemas-
ter practices and procedures as
given by the army officers handl
ing the R. 0. T. C. instruction. At
the end of this time they wil re
ceive a degree of business admin
istration and also a commission
as second lieutenant in the U. S.
Army Quartermaster Corps.
Harvard is the only educational
institution in the country with a
R. 0. T. C. Quartermaster unit.
Officers Guide
May Be Obtained
Through Ross Hall
Officer’s Guide may be ordered
now at the Corps Headquarters of
fice in Ross Hall any afternoon
from 2 until 6 o’clock, Tom Gil-
lis announced yesterday. Howard
Brians and Pete Frost are in charge
of the orders.
The total cost of the guide >s
$2.15, of which at least $1 deposit
must be made at the time of order
The book contains practical in
formation concerning an officer’s
conduct in the army, his responsi
bility to his men, insurance, cus
toms of the service, foreign serv
ice, court-martial, and a list of all
army posts and their location.
A new edition of the book is now
being published and the orders will
be filled with the new edition.
Final Approval Left to Corps Area
Headquarters; No Mental Examination
Thirteen seniors have been recommended by Col. M. D.
Welty, professor of military science and tactics for commis
sions in the regular army on the basis of scholastic and mili
tary proficiency as well as qualities of character and leader
ship. These men have been designated as honor graduates
of the college, and therefore will not be required to take a
scholastic examination in order to receive their commissions.
Corps Area headquarters will send an examining board
to A. & M. to pass upon the candidates and to give them a
rigid physical exam. Those who are selected will be appoint
ed at the foot of the West Point class.
Three letters of recommendation-f
Architects Plan
Futuristic Dance
For Friday Evening
“Things to Come” will be the
theme of the 1942 Architect’s Ball
which will be held Friday night in
Sbisa Hall as the dancers step
onto the floor in costumes befit
ting their interpretation of the
future. Somewhat of a surrealis
tic affair, this annual costume ball
has long been one of the most pop
ular dances held during the year.
It was the Architects’ Ball which
initiated the idea of having an
nual organization dances.
Striving again for something
different, something new to liven
the social season at A. & M., the
orchestra for this year’s dance has
been secured from the Prairie View
Negro College. The Prairie View
Collegians will play from 10 ’til
2 for the architectural jitterbugs
and hep cats.
Contest to Name
Show Ends Tonight
The contest for naming the
Saturday night shows ends tonight
at 6 o’clock.
This contest is sponosred by
the Student Activities office and
a $10 prize will be given to the
Aggie naming the show.
The three rules of the contest
are (1) the contest is open only to
Aggies; (2) only one name may
be submitted by each contestant;
and! (3) entry forms must be left
in the Student Activities office or
given to Richard W. Jenkins, di
rector of the shows, not later than
6 p.m. today.
Ex 4-H Club Hears
Hohn at Last Meet
C. “Dutch” Hohn ’13, assistant
state 4-H club leader, was guest
speaker at the regular ex-4-H club
meeting Thursday night.
Emphasizing the importance of
leadership, Hohn stated that the
time is here when a student must
face and do things that he other
wise disliked to do.
Other members at the meeting
were C. H. McDowell, Dr. M. K.
Thornton, and J. D. Prewitt.
Dean Kyle Addresses
Valley Fruit Exchange
Dean Kyle is to address the Rio
Grande Valley Citrus Exchange at
a banquet in Weslaco tonight. He
will speak on his trip through Cen
tral and South America.
This meeting is for the purpose
of better understanding between
those interested in the citrus fruit
as to character and background
and other related papers have been
submitted to 8th Corps Area Head
quarters in San Antonio for ap
proval. The fact that these men
have been recommended does not
necessarily mean that they are
assured of receiving regular com
Each year every ROTC unit in
the country submits a list of can
didates whom the school authori
ties think would make good offi
cers. These men are rated accord
ing to their records and the im
pressions they make regarding
their military proficiency. They
are appointed to the rank of sec
ond lieutenant in the regular army
in numbers according to the open
ings available for them.
Those who are eligible will not
be commissioned until they finish
their college work in May.
Candidates who have been rec
ommended are: Sibley Azar, Jr.,
“C” Cavalry; John B. Hancock, “G”
Field Artillery; Jack M. Holiday,
“C” Engineers; Gerald R. King,
“B” Coast Artillery; T. W. Leon
ard, “I” Infantry; C. B. Marsh, Jr.,
“C” Coast Artillery; M. A. Miller,
“B” Signal Corps; Rufus B. Pearce,
Field Artillery Band; Jack R. Tay
lor, 3rd Headquarters, Field Artil
lery; Ben T. Yeager, Machine Gun
Staff Changes In
Extension Service
Staff changes involving the ap
pointment of one new district agent
and the transfer of four others,
were announced by George E. Ad
ams, vice director and state agent
of the A. & M. Extension Service.
The changes are effective Febru
ary 16.
J. Knox Parr, for seven years
county agricultural agent of Tay
lor county, is appointed district
agent of Extension district one, in
the Panhandle. He succeeds Parker
D. Hanna who is transferred to dis
trict seven, comprising 21 counties
in central West Texas. Hanna has
served district one since 1934.
T. B. Wood, district agent for
extension district nine since 1935,
becomes district agent at large.
He is succeeded by George W.
Johnson, district agent in exten
sion district five since 1934. Dis
trict nine comprises a group of
East Texas counties from Panola
to the coast.
W. I. Glass, district agent of dis
trict seven since 1937 is transferred
to extension district five, composed
of 19 counties in the northeastern
corner of the state.
College Military
Officers Affected
By Current Changes
Changes in personenl in the mili
tary department bring Lieut. Col.
L. E. Swearingen to the campus to
replace Captain McCulley as sen
ior instructor in the Chemical War
fare Service here. Col. Swearingen
reported for duty February 3, com
ing here from the University of
Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.
Major T. A. Adcock left Sunday
for the 388th Engineers Camp at
Claiborne, Louisiana. Lieut. C. A.
Williams took Major Adcock’s
place as senior instructor.
Major J. F. Stevens is now on
a twenty-five day leave and will
retire because of ill health at the
end of this leave.
Lieut. C. G. Sory wa^ promoted
to the rank of Captain last week.
He is Instructor of field artillery
Week End Supper
Time to Be Changed
After one day of the new Cen
tral War Time at A. & M., college
authorities have made two minor
changes in the corps’ routine by
changing the time for the evening
meals on Saturday and Sunday.
Although an official order from
the commandant’s office is pend
ing, temporary arrangements have
been made to serve those two meals
in the mess halls about 6:30 p.m.
Reason for changing the Satur
day supper was to give Sbisa Hall
employees more time to clear the
main dining room for dances which
customarily start at 9 p.m. Sun
day evening’s meal will be eaten
earlier so that cadets may attend
evening worship in churches that
have not altered their time sch
edules to meet with the new col
lege restrictions.
Lt Widdicke To
Sign Applicants
For Marine Corps
Juniors and Seniors
Without Contracts Are
Eligible for Training
Marine corps reserve officer’s
training is available to all seniors
and juniors who do not have con
tracts and can meet the qualifica
tions for appointment ta the Ma
rine School. Lt. C. F. Widdecke, U.
S. Marine Corps, will be in Room
37 Ross Hall Thursday and Fri
day of this week to interview any
one who is interested and thinks
he can qualify. Marine Corps medi
cal officers will return to College
Station early in March to exam
ine applicants, and to complete en
Those who meet the entrance re
quirements will be enlisted in the
Marine Corps Reserve as privates,
first class, and placed on inactive
duty until they finish college, at
which time they will be called act
ive and trained as officers of the
“Sea Soldiers.”
To be eligible for appointment
to training with the Candidates’
Class, the juniors or seniors must
be unmarried and agree to 1 remain
so until they are commissioned. It
is required that they do not be
long to any other military organi
zation, including R. O. T. C.
Students must be enrolled in
courses leading to the B. A. or B.
S. degree, or some field of engi
neering. Age limits for applicants
are that the seniors be over 20
but not older than 24 years and
six months when enlisted. Juniors
must be between the ages of 19
years and 23 years and six months.
Should the exigencies of the pres
ente war situation necessitate
these men being called to service
before they finish school, they will
be notified at least six months in
Dorm Equipment
Is Being Installed
Equipment for the new dormi
tories is arriving on schedule the
office of College Buildings and'
Utilities stated. All the mattresses
have come and half the beds are
here. Others will come in weekly
from now on until around the mid
dle of March. All the plumbing is
in and two of the four dormitories
are complete except for furniture.
Dressers and study desks are
to be fabricated from birch and
the beds will be of steel like those
in the twelve dorms built in 1939.
One of the new dormitories still
has to be painted inside.
Officer’s Mess Management Course
Now Available for One Credit Hour
Mess Management and Training
has been added to the college cur
riculum for those who desire it,
the course committee announced
yesterday. This training is avail
able to any student who desires to
As Fish Started Social Season
A. & M.’s spring social season
opened Friday with the Fish ball.
Center is Pat Atkins of Waco,
who was asked to sing with the
orchestra. Upper right, Alden
Cathey contributes a ballad. At
upper left, Dub Oxford and his
partner show a few fancy steps
to the crowd. At lower left, the
crowd gathers for refresh
ments. —Photo by Bob Crane
take it, and may be still added to
class schedules by registering with
the dean immediately.
This addition has been made at
the suggestion of Professor D. W.
Williams in order to better prepare
future officers for mess duty. Al
most every lieutenant acts as mess
officer for his organization some
time during his career. Many of
these young officers experience dif
ficulty in orienting themselves to
the task of seeing that their men
are properly and amply fed, and
that the mess is prepared most
efficiently under the allotted bud
get for rations.
“Lectures in this new one hour
course will be given, in the main,
by the heads of the various depart
ments of the college,” said Wil
The first class will be held Thurs
day at 6 p.m. in room 132, Ani
mal Industries building. Classes
will be held only one night a week,
and the course will be worth one
semester hour.
Adriance Is Making
Survey of Citrus Land
G. W. Adriance, head of the Hor
ticulture Department, is in the Rio
Grande Valley making a survey
of a large block of land devoted
to citrus growing. He is making
this survey for the Farm Security