The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 07, 1942, Image 1

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    Money for China
E. J. (Manny) Smith, left, presents Tsin Lon Quang,, vice consul
for the Republic of China, a check from the Hillel Club for the
Chinese War Relief after the consul and his wife had spoken
to members of the Hillel and Cosmopolitan clubs.
DeMille’s f Light Fantastic Toe’
Charms Town Hall Audience
By Doug Lancaster
As John Milton once said in one
of his well-known poems—none of
us can ever remember which one—
“Come and trip it as you go,
On the light fantastic toe.”
Whether or not it was a “light
fantastic toe,” the Aggies haven’t
decided. All they are certain of is
that Agnes De Mille and her comic
ballet presented one of the best
Town Hall programs this year. In
her initial appearance in Guion
Hall Thursday night, Miss de
Mille’s ballet drew a large number
of Texas admirers, as the program
had a near full-house capacity.
Included in her program of nine
humorous ballet numbers were
“Tyrolean Pinic,” “Rodeo,” “Hoe
Down,” and the “Virginia Reel,”
which were the most talked of the
whole ballet because they were so
humorously played, and also since
the last three are characteristic
Monday Will Be
Defense Day At
Camouflage Show
In keeping with the original
schedule of showings, Monday has
been designated as Civilian De
fense short course day at the Cam
ouflage Exhibit in the basement of
the Academic Building at A. & M.
Friday, March 6, was delegated
to a special showing for the Gar
den Club of College Station and
the Texas Dairy Products Asso
ciation. At the opening night held
Tuesday, March 3, the civic organi
zations and officers of Bryan, Col
lege Station, and A. & M. who
made it possible for the Museum
of Modern Art, New York City, to
bring its exhibit to this vicinity
were honored with the premier
showing at College.
Together with the City Commis
sion of Bryan, the City Council
of College Station, deans, and
heads of departments of the Col
lege, the Woman’s Club of Bryan,
and the Civilian Defense short
course at College were taken
through the improvised air-bomb
shelter which houses the exhibit.
Approximately 150 persons were
present during the primary show
Keen Competition
Monday NightAmong
Livestock Showmen
There will be some keen com
petition Monday night at 8 p. m.
when 90 contestants who have
entered the Little Southwestern
Livestock show, will present their
animals to the judges.
The show which is the third of
its kind at A. & M. helps the boys
learn the art of showing their ani
mals in competition and also en
ables every boy to have a chance
at the prizes which will be given
to the winner of each division and
to the grand champion showman.
of this part of the country.
During her ballet version of the
“Virginia Reel” Miss de Mille came
to the part in which all those not
dancing clap their hands and stomp
their feet, in time to the music.
Several Aggies started clapping
and stomping right along with
her, and, thinking quickly, Miss de
Mille “broke the ice” by motion
ing to the audience several times.
In no time at all everyone was
clapping and stomping in good ole’
hay loft style under the able di
rection of Miss de Mille.
This audience participation got
everyone in the ballet groove, and
as a result made an excellent per
formance even better.
Miss Agnes de Mille is not the
only famous member of her fam
ily. Her father is William de Mille,
well-known movie producer, and
her grandfather was the late em
inent single tax economist, Henry
This young ballet dance artist
has, in a brief period, sold herself
to the United States and Europe
as a unique dance caricaturist and
humorist. For almost three years
she entertained England with her
dance mimicing, and headed a bal
let company with Authony Tudor.
Between concert engagements she
found time to direct the dances for
MGM’s “Romeo and Juliet” star
ring Norma Shearer and Leslie
Because of Agnes de Mille’s su
perb performance of last Thursday
night, everyone who saw it and
those who have heard of, but miss
ed seeing it are looking forward
to a possible appearance of Miss
de Mille and her comic ballet on
Town Hall next year.
Ento Club Prepares
Ag Day Insect Show
Entomology students of A. & M.
will present a varied group of dis
plays for the Agriculture Day Pro
gram April 4. Insects and their
relation to national defense will
be seen in the exhibits of economic
insect pests and the live display of
Members of the entomology club
will show insects that they have
collected throughout the year and
will be present during the day
to answer any questions which
might arise about insects.
The club has also done much
this year toward completing their
annual publication, “The Texas
Aggie Entomologist,” a copy of
which is sent to every ex-entomol-
ogy student.
Defense Committee
Show Air Raid Film
College Stations National De
fense Committee is sponsoring a
picture in Guion Hall Sunday aft
ernoon on the control of incendiary
bombs. The cadets will see the pic
ture during the free show period.
At 5:15 p.m. the same show will
be shown for the benefit of the
general public. The picture will re
veal the conditions that exist dur
ing an air raid, the sponsor stated.
The Battalion
A&M Graduates Have Opportunity in Air
Corps by Transferring Their Commissions
Military Subcommittee
Approves Legislation For
Increased Pay for Officers
Senators of the Senate military
subcommittee approved legislation
this week which would raise the
pay of second lieutenants from
$1,500 per year to $1,800. In the
proposed bill, pay of privates and
non-commissioned officers would
also be increased. .
Senator Johnson of Colorado,
chairman of the subcommittee,
said the measure would cost $255,-
000. 000 a year, based on the size
of the armed forces last January
1. Under the proposed legislation,
members of the armed forces would
receive nearly double their present
pay in all the non-commissioned
At present members of the army
and navy receive $21 a month for
their first four months and then
$30 a month until they are pro
moted to higher grades. The new
plan would increase the initial pay
Four Aggies
Will Compete
In Arizona Rodeo
Four A. & M. animal husbandly
students will compete against
students from other colleges in a'
rodeo at Tucson, Arizona Sunday.
The four veteran rodeo men from
A. & M. will face competition from
college men from throughout the
The team which is made up of
Caddo Wright, Fred Dalby, Shorty
Fuller and Johnney Hardin, were
selected by popular vote of the
members of the Saddle and Sirloin
club on the basis of the men’s past
record in rodeo activities.
Of the men selected Fred Dalby
was the champion all-around cow
boy at A. & M. in 1940. Caddo
Wright, director of the rodeo at
A. & M. this year will be doing
the calf tying at the show. Fuller
and Hardin will try for honors at
bronc and steer riding.
Stock Judges
Go to Ft. Worth
Ten junior livestock judges left
A. & M. Friday for Fort Worth
where they will compete in the
Intercollegiate livestock judging
contest which will be held at the
Southwestern Exposition and Fat
Stock Show March 14.
All the men left a week early
so that they can work out next
week in preparation for the con
test. Five of the group will be
picked before the time of the con
test to be the final judges. The
boys will be competing against
some of the stiffest competition in
the United States.
The animal husbandry students
making the trip are; Joe Lemley,
John Powell, John Wheat, Jay
Pumphrey, Heston McBride, Ed
Cumbie, Marvin McMillan, Billy
Kidd, John Jordan and Horace
Brown. This group was picked
from a larger number of boys by
coaches Irvin F. Edwards and Bill
While on the trip the team will
visit such points of interest as
The Diamond L. Ranch, Harrisdale
Farms, Dean Herford Ranch, The
P. L. Underwood Rambouillet
Farm, and the Ross Mule Barn.
Brewster to Speak
For Fish Y Council
Members of the Freshman “Y”
Council will have as its guest
speaker for Monday night Dr.
Weldon Brewster, assistant to the
head of the Biology Department.
The topic of discussion will be
“Human Reproduction” and will be
illustrated with pictures and draw
to $42 and there would be six
higher pay categories through the
various ranks. Second lieutenants
and ensigns pay would be increased
from $125 to $150 a month. The
only other officers of commission
ed rank whose pay would be raised
would be the pay of brigadier gen
erals, a raise from $7,500 to $8,000
a year.
English Quiz
Contest Will
Be Held in April
Fish and Sophs Will
Try for Cash Prizes
Given by Law, Morris
Prizes will be offered to Fresh
man and Sophomore English stud
ents again this year in two con
tests which will be held between
the 20 and 30 of April.
F. M. Law, chairman of the
board of directors, will sponsor
the annual freshman English con
tests which will be held the latter
part of April at A. & M.
Prizes of 20 and of 5 dollars
will be offered to the winners and
these will be awarded at the
Mathematics-English Contest din
ner on May 8. The conditions of
eligibilty are as follows: (I.) Dis
tinguished student rating the first
semester, (2) Grade A in English
103 (3) Grade A or B in English
104 to March 21, and (4) satis
factory oral work in English 104
to April 10. The exact date of the
examination will be anounced
early in April.
There will also be an English
contest for Sophomores, William
Morris of Dallas is offering prizes
of 15 and 10 dollars to those who
stand first and second in the con
test. The following are the condi
tions of eligibility: Distinguished
student rating for the first semes
ter, grade A in the last previous
English course (203 or 231), and
grade A or B in one of the current
Sopho'more English courses regu
larly taken in the second semester
(207, 210,232, or 328 if this is
being taken as a substitute for the
usual Sophomore course).
The examination; will include a
vocabulary test, not the same as
the one given a yqar ago, and an
examination on the context of the
course. Students who are so far
eligible for both the Freshman and
Sophomore contests should notify
their instructors by March 11.
By Tom Leland
An award for a new high in en
thusiasm was bestowed upon Jim
mie Lunceford and his Orchestra
by the patrons of the eighth an
nual Field Artillery Ball held last
night in Sbisa Hall. Jimmie Lunce
ford played for one of the largest
crowds at any A. & M. social
Get Dirt in Your
Eyes, Ears and Shoes?
Then Avoid the Ditches
Did you trip over a bunch of
ditches last night as you came
across the campus, and get dirt in
your eyes and shoes so bad that
you! had to take a bath one night
ahead of time? Well maybe you
have wondered why the workmen
were digging up all that cast iron
pipe near the Electrical Engineer
ing building.
This pipe which is part of an
old abandoned water line, has be
come very valuable since it can
no longer be purchased. The Build
ing and College Utilities depart
ment has taken the situation well
in hand and have used W.P.A. la
bor to unearth the precious cast
iron tubes so that it will be avail
able for future use. Who knows?
Some of the workmen may discov
er an old bicycle tire or an auto
mobile innertube while they are
digging in that good old earth.
Creamery Short
Course Set For
Mar 16 to Apr 25
Demand for Skilled
Workers Increases By
Week Under Conditions
Another in the ever increasing
list of National Defense courses
offered at A. & M. will be the
Creamery Defense Short Course
March 16-April 25, C. N. Shep-
ardson, head of the college dairy
husbandry department, announced.
With the war depleting skilled
dairy workers in Texas, the prob
lem of replacing them with men
not subject to immediate service
has arisen. It is to fill this need
that the course is offered.
“There is a constant demand for
churn men, freezer men, pasteuriz
er operators, laboratory techni
cians, department foremen, plant
superintendents and plant manag
ers,” Shepardson said. “With the
intensive course we have planned,
we aim to turn out graduates cap
able of filling any of these posi
In the past A. & M. graduates
have filled these positions, but the
majority of the graduates hold
reserve commissions in the army
'and are being called to active duty.
The course will last six weeks
and cover the field of dairy hus
bandry as full as possible. Plant
managers have recommended that
as much time as possible be spent
on actual instruction.
There are no scholastic require
ments but a high school education
is advisable, Shepardson said.
event. Lunceford will also be the
master of ceremonies at tonight’s
corps dance starting at 9 o’clock
in Sbisa Hall.
Lunceford is well known in the
capitals of Europe and has been
heralded by many critics as one
of the outstanding musical per
sonalities of the day. He is a col
lege graduate, a possessor of four
college degrees, and a master of
the clarinet, flute, drums, trom
bone and guitar.
Chairmen of the committees for
the affair were S. A. Ellsberry
and A. R. House. In charge of the
programs were W. F. Goodman,
Jr., and E. E. McChesney. The
favors were supervised by R. Ter
rell and H. L. Delfraisse. Decor
ations were under the direction of
L. C. Hengst and A. Brown. The
orchestra committee was composed
of T. K. Pierce and J. L. Decker.
The finance committee was made
up of R. H. Miller, J. W. Smith,
F. T. Phillips, W. B. Harrison, H.
W. Dickerson, J. G. Walmsley, G.
W. Hudson, E. O. Johnson, R. A.
Ball, F. D. Albritton, F. R. Young,
W. T. Scott, and A. H. Munson.
Enthusiam High As Lunceford
Plays for Field; Corps Dance
Lt Colonel Snyder, Ellington Field
Asks 100 Men to Enter Army Air Corps
A. & M. graduates have now been offered the oppor
tunity of becoming officers in the air corps by the an
nouncement made yesterday by Lt. Colonel Snyder, U. S.
army air corps, from Ellington field, who asks for 100 men
to transfer their commissions from other branches. Colonel
Snyder and several assistants will arrive at A. & M. Mon
day, March 9, for the purpose of selecting these candidates
who wish to take advantage of this new opportunity for
A. & M. graduates to furnish their
Dairy Products
Ass’n Selects Prof
Shepardson Head
Ridgeway Elected Sec.
McMurray Manager At
Wartime Convention
Professor Charles N. Shepard
son, head of the dairy husbandry
department, was elected president
of the Texas Dairy Products As
sociation at the conclusion of the
two-day wartime convention which
closed here at noon yesterday.
Joe Ridgeway of San Antonio,
was reelected secretary and M. E.
McMurray of Fort Worth was re
elected manager. Buster Laughlin
of Abilene was elected vice-presi
Final speaker on the program
was A. L. Ward, Dallas, director
of the education service of the
National Cottonseed Products As
sociation who summed up the
dairy products manufacturer’s war
time task as a four part program
emphasizing increased production,
improved quality, efficient opera
tions, and better salesmanship^.
Jack Nisbet, New York, of the
American Jersey Cattle Club, de
livered a., graphic illustrated lec
ture on the values contained in
milk. In his talk he declared that
17,000 more dairy cows are needed
in America to produce adequate
milk for the proper diet of the na
Other speakers on the two day
program were Dr. E. W. Gaum-
hitz, surplus marketing specialist,
USDA, in charge of lend lease
purchases of dairy products from
Washington; J. O. Clarde, of Chi
cago, chief central district, Fed
eral Food and Drug administra
tion; retiring president A. J.
Reddle, Shepardson, Dr. T. O. Wal
ton, A. & M. president, who wel
comed the visitors to the campus,
and E. R. Eudaly, of the Extension
A. & M. was chosen the site of
the convention because of the edu
cational opporlunities it affords
the visitors. The experimental
farms, dairy herds, along with the
pasture improvement and other
projects aroused much interest ac
cording to convention officials.
Seniors Leaving
For Active Duty
Three seniors from the Signal
Corps battalion and one senior
from the Infantry regiment will
leave immediately for their respec
tive army schools for officer’s
These men have not received
their degrees, but have finished
the requirements in military work
to attend the army school, and
will be commissioned, on gradua
tion from there, as second lieuten
ants in the U. S. Army.
Those from the Signal Corps
include J. H. Snow, R. B. Gibson,
and W. H. Granfors. These men
will report to Fort Monouth in
New Jersey. R. A. Sladnovik, In
fantry, who completed his military
work last June, will report to the
Infantry army school in Fort Ben-
ning, Georgia.
Deglar Speaks For
ASME Meeting Tues
Prof. H. E. Degler, Head of the
Mechanical Engineering Depart
ment at the University of Texas
and a member of the College Rela
tions Committee of the A.S.M.E.,
addressed the A.S.M.E. Tuesday
evening. He spoke on “Aims and
Activities and the Student’s Place
in A.S.M.E. Programs.”
services to the nation’s war effort.
Colonel Snyder will be located
in Rooms 36 and 37 of Ross Hall
starting Monday, for the purpose
of interviewing cadets who are
due to be comipissioned at the end
of the present schol year or at the
end of camp and who desire their
commissions transferred to the air
Any questions students have in
regard to the air corps, the qual
ifications for it, the type of ser
vices to be offered by the air
corps, or any other matters con
cerning the air service will be
ansewered by Colonel Snyder.
Commissions may be transferr
ed only from the cavalry, field
artillery, coast artillery, and in
fantry. Members of any other
branches, the chemical warfare
service, signal corps, or engineers
will not be allowed to transfer
their commissions, Colonel Snyder
Ready For 306
Distinguished Student Certifi
cates are ready for the 306 stu
dents who qualified for that honor
the first semester of the 1941-42
session. These certificates may be
had by the honored students by
calling for them at the information
desk in the registrar’s office.
The 306 students being awarded
these certificates make up 5.59 per
cent of the total enrollment. Of
the whole student body there were
fourteen men making A’s in all
their subjects.
In order to be distinguished, a
student must be carrying sixteen
hours, he must have no grade be
low C, he must have no incomplete
work and is required to have a
grade point ratio of at least 2.25.
Senior Scouts Ass’n
Holds WeinerRoast
Members of the A. & M. Senior
Scout Association held their first
fellowship meeting and wiener
roast since the organization of
the group last Wednesday night.
The campfire and the meeting
were held under the roof of the
Animal Husbandry Pavilion be
cause of inclement weather.
The Senior Scout association was
organized recently on the campus
to enable A. & M. students who are
former Boy Scouts to have the
opportunity of continuing their
Scouting activities. The group
plans to work with local Scouts
so that training in Scout leader
ship and advancement toward the
Eagle rank may be facilitated. All
former Scouts on the campus are
eligible for membership regard
less of their rank. It is not neces
sary to be Star, Life, or Eagle as
was formerly announced.
History Faculty
Launches Lecture
Series for Soldiers
Members of the faculty of the
Department of History of A. & M.
have launched a series of lectures
in army camps in this area at the
request of the U. S. Army Public
Relations office. Dr. S. R. Gam
mon, head of the Department of
History and V. K. Sugareff al
ready have addressed enlisted men
at Camp Wallace and Fort Crock
J. L. Dodson is slated to talk
on the Fallacy of Imperialism at
Camp Hulen March 13 and at
Camp Wallace March 18.