The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 14, 1942, Image 1

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DIAL 4-5444
The Battalion
DIAL 4-5444
NO. 70
Waltons Expect 500 Seniors at Reception
[Function Will Be Held In
Agronomy Society
QueenX^^k Annual Ball; Corps Dance to Be Tonight ^ rex ^ s ^ ome ® on
Committee Will Pick
Princesses as Escorts
For Cotton Pageant Here
The Agronomy Society has des
ignated a committee to select a
queen for the Cotton Pageant Sat
urday at T.S.C.W. At the same
time the princesses will be select
ed by the members of the commit
tee who will also act as their es
corts. The society has received an
invitation to attend the annual
Redbud Festival at T.S.C.W. and
while attending this function they
will select the queen and princess
es. Committeemen will be guests
at a dinner that night and after
the dinner they will go to the
festival where they will survey
the candidates.
Agronomy society members who
will make the trip are E. D. Wil-
meth (King Cotton), who will
choose his queen; Howard Brians,
social secretary, and D. W.
James, assistant social secretary.
Social committee members who
will also make the trip are M. L.
Brenner, J. C. Ramage, J. B. Tate,
W. R. Clark, F. A. Coley and J. A.
Villamil. . These men will act as
escorts for the princesses in the
pageant which will be held this
year in Sbisa Hall instead of the
gym as has been done in the past.
Immediately following the page
ant will be the Cotton Ball on the
night of May first. Music for the
ball will be furnished by the Ag-
gieland orchestra.
AH and DH Teams
To Judge at Stock
Show in Ft Worth
Contests will be held at the Fat
Stock Show in Fort Worth next
week in which the Dairy Cattle
Judging Team, the Junior Live
stock Judging Team and the Dairy
Products Judging Team of A. &
M. will compete.
The Dairy Cattle team which
is coached by Professor A. L.
Darnell will be made up of the
following boys: M. B. Carpenter,
W. G. Irwin, D. L. Moore, E. M.
Prather, G. E. Roberts, and J. J.
Wilhelm. The contest will be held
March 16.
Students making up the Dairy
Products team are J. W. Champ
ion, R. E. Hale, J. R. Hollings
worth, and J. A. Roming. The
team which is coached by associate
professor A. V. Moore will com
pete against teams from Colorado
State University, Southwest Lou
isiana Institute, Oklahoma A. &
M., Texas Technological College
and New Mexico A. & M.
Members of the teams will judge
butter, milk, ice cream, and Ameri
can cheese.
The animal husbandry livestock
judges who left last week for Fort
Worth will compete in the Inter
collegiate Livestock Judging con
test today. Of the ten men that
made the trip, five were selected
yesterday for the main contest.
Men making the trip are Joe Lem-
ley, John Powell, John Wheat, Jay
Pumphrey, Heston McBride, Ed
Cumbie, Marvin McMillan, Billy
Kidd, John Jordan, and Horace
Excellent Weather Favors Engineers For
By Jack Hood
Another Engineers Regimental
Ball is past history on the social
calendar, but the Engineers have
something to talk about for a long
time. The Ball was a big success,
with lovely girls from all over the
country on the floor of - Sbisa.
Aided by the best weather to set
in on Aggieland in many days, the
Engineers swung out on the
smooth waves of Andy Kirk’s
Clouds of Joy. The band played
music like the dancers wanted, and
asked for, it Kirk’s orchestra
comes to Aggieland from engage
ments at many of the country’s
leading night clubs, colleges, and
dining halls. Featuring the songs
of June Richmond, buxom vocalist,
and Pha Terrell, male vocalist, the
band is one of the few to bring
female features to Aggieland.
Mary Lou Williams is the pianist
and proved herself more than able
to hold down that position.
The Kirk band is en route to
the west coast to make some mu
sical shorts, and after the crops
dance tonight, they will continue
westward, making several stops
before they reach the film capital.
When the band is in the eastern
states, they broadcast frequently
over Columbia, and record for
Decca—their “47th Street Jive”
sold 45,000 in January.
The decorations for the ball
were commented on favorably by
the dancers. Responsible for the
good job of handling preliminaries
are: Jimmy Griffith, C. K. Voith,
Dick Saunders, Stanley Smith, Bob
Wright, J. R. Ball, Steve Kaffer,
Edgar Wareing, E. L. McKinney,
John McGhee, James Letsos, Jim
Hill, Ed Rodgers, Braulio Flowers,
C. W. Reagan, Lee Housewright,
Ed Tschoepe, D. M. Griffith.
The crops dance is looked for
ward to by the students with en
thusiasm after they heard of the
good job turned out by the Kirk
crew for the Engineers. The dance
will be at the usual time, 9 to 12
p.m. with a scrip of $1.10. Tuxes
will be permitted at the corps
dance, although the Engineers
wore uniforms entirely.
Kadet Kapers To
Feature Members
From Kirk’s Band
June Richmond, vocalist with
Andy Kirk’s orchestra, has ten
tatively promised to appear on the
program tonight at Kadet Kapers.
Jenkins, director of the program,
has promised other attractions in
cluding parts of Andy Kirk’s band
billed as The Clouds of Joy. Prob
ably Mary Lou Williams, pianist,
and Pha Terrell, soloist, will be
featured on the program.
There will be many othfer en
tertaining acts on the program
but Jenkins has declined to let his
plans be known. This touch of
mystery will add spice to the usual
Saturday night programs, he said.
Colonel Snyder
Transfers Hundred
To Army Air Corps
Applications for transfer of
commission to the Air Corps,
which were made to Lt. Col. W.
M. Snyder the first part of this
week by seniors desiring the
change, reached a total of 140, it
has been announced by the Adjut
ant’s office.
Selection of 70 men will be made
from these applications, who will
be allowed to transfer their com
missions upon graduation at the
end of the present semester to the
non-flying department of the Air
Corps. Those selected, together
with the 30 seniors who have al
ready been accepted for transfer,
will make up the quota of > 100
men from A. & M. No list of men
applying is available.
Dr Manfredini to Address Marketing
And Finance Club Wednesday Evening
Dr. James M. Manfredini, director of the Latin American Institute
and instructor in Latin American studies at the University of Houston
will speak here next Wednesday.
Dr. Manfredini will be here under the sponsorship of the Market
ing and Finance club and the Latin American seniors. He will speak
on the subject, “Latin America and the Economic War.” Dr. Manfredini
-fspends much of his time studying
the economic problems and the
needs of the Latin American peo
ple. He has written many inter-
Stevens, Buechner
And Frye Represent
Fish and Game Club
O. Earle Frye, Helmut K. Buech
ner, and Joe E. Stevens have quali
fied under contest rules to repre
sent the A.&M. Fish and Game
club at either the annual meeting
of the American Society of Mam-
malogists in New York City the
first week in April or the Seventh
North American Wildlife Confer
ence which will be held in Toronto,
Canada, the second week of April.
Runners up in the contest were
James L. Robertson, James S. Dur-
ell, and Homer Buck.
This contest held by the Fish
and Game Club corresponds to
judging contest held by the other
agriculture clubs on the campus.
The winners attend national meet
ings in the field of their interest
and work to become acquainted
with leaders and with the best
work going on in all parts of the
Navy Includes AH
In an effort to secure additional
junior officers, the Navy today ex
panded its program to make jun
iors and seniors of accredited non
technical colleges eligible for ap
pointment as ensigns in the Naval
Reserve, it was announced by
Eighth Naval District Headquar
In the past, only students at
tending technical colleges were
candidates for probationary com
missions. Now, however, majors in
any field will be recommended for
appointment as ensigns. Qualified
applicants will be commissioned
immediately and not ordered to
active duty until graduation. Upon
graduation men will be assigned to
duties depending upon the nature
of their major in college.
All applicants should communi
cate with the nearest Naval Re
cruiting Station.
Chess Team Will
Play Baylor Tonight
Members of the A. & M. Chess
Team will compete against the
Baylor University team in an in
tercollegiate match tonight at
Waco. Members of the team are
Henry Owen, Eugene Canfield,
Leon Weiner, Perez and Tom Ice
land. E. P. Humbert, head of the
genetics department is the sponsor
of the team.
Dr Manfredini
esting articles and made numer
ous notable addresses relative to
the subject.
He was scheduled to be here at
an earlier date, but his duties pre
vented his coming. The address
will be in the Physics Lecture
Room at 8 o’clock.
The Marketing and Finance
club is made up of students who
are majoring in Marketing and
Finance. The club is under the
leadership of the Department of
Agricultural Economics.
Color Scheme Based on School Colors;
Students to Wear Number One Uniform
Approxmately 500 Seniors are expected Monday night
to attend the President’s annual reception for members of
the senior class, it was announced today.
All seniors are urged to drop in during the evening
sometime between 8 and 10 p.m., as this is the only time
the President will be able to meet all the seniors. Dick
Hervey, president of the senior class, stated that the number
one uniform will be correct dress for the occasion.
Regimental commanders will introduce each senior to
the receiving line. The six regiment commanders are: How
ard Brians, Joe Gibbs, Ransom Kenny, Harry Herrington,
Lewis Kerchville, and Sam Brown. - ! -
Warren Ringgold, Fred Smith-
ham, Tom Gillis and Bob Russell
will pour the coffee and tea, with
Rufus Pearce, Elmo Buehrig, R.
D. Brown, Jack Wolfe, Jack Tay
lor, Alden Cathey, and Skeen
Staley assisting. •
The affair is held annually at
the home of President Walton in
honor of the graduating class so
that the school officials can per
sonally meet the seniors.
Mrs. Walton stated that the
dining room will be decorated in
the school colors, maroon and
Seniors May Take
Patches off Shirts
For Rest of Semester
Seniors no longer have to wear
the R.O.T.C. insignia on their
shirts according to an announce
ment by the Military Department.
The reason being that when Ag
gies enter the army it will not be
desirable to have the dark trace
that is left by patches.
The only restrictions are that
the insignia must be worn on
shirts for any official occasion
and for Federal inspection. Also
all blouses must have a patch as
in the past. This privilege applies
only to seniors and underclassmen
are cautioned against wearing
shirts without patches.
Thedford and Kirk
Receive Army Wings
Delong Made Ensign
Two more ex-Aggies are to re
ceive their silver wings and gold
bars from the Army Air Corps
advanced flying schools.
Marshall F. Thedford, ’41, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Thedford
of Tyler, is a member of a class
of aviation cadets to be graduated
soon from the Air Corps Advanced
Flying School at Stockton, Cali
fornia. Cadet Thedford received
his primary and basic training at
Cal-Aero Academy, Ontario, Cali
fornia, having graduated from A.
& M. in 1941, majoring in Agri
One of the two student officers
in the Texas contingent of the
class to graduate at Ellington
Field in a few weeks is Second
Lieutenant Paul A. Kirk, son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Kirk, San An
tonio. Lieutenant Kirk graduated
in 1940, receiving a BS degree in
Its Really Not So Bad
Students Find That College Library With
93,000Books Is the Center of Information
By Keith Kirk
Some of the boys think it is
a place where good Aggies don’t
hang around; many only go there
to read the Esquire or Life—the
case in point, is the College Li
brary. Even though television is
| only a step ahead and the latest
war news can be had with a flick
of the finger, some of the most
potent information available may
be obtained at the library. With its
93,000 books and many employees
everyone is welcome and the “wat
er is fine” when one gets to know
his way around the place. Thous
ands of dollars worth of books are
available at our call.
Not Medicine, at All
Why don’t Aggies read more?
Several boys think that the library
is medicine and they want no part
of it. Others had the same idea un
til a few successive doses of the
same were taken with no apparent
ill effects. The head of the library
as well as numerous instructors
and professors have been trying
to solve the Aggie non-library
participation attitude for months.
Our college library contains a
wealth of books of all kinds in
cluding some of the latest fiction
hits such as, “I was a Nazi Flyer”
by Leske and “Tallyho” by Dona
hue. Incidentally, the use of the
library has picked up a great deal
since hostilities began on a whole
sale basis in Europe.
But why stop with fiction
books? One can get books dealing
with almost any subject under the
sun by merely calling for them at
the second floor loan desk.
More Visit Music Room
Since the beginning of this se
mester there has been a marked
increase in the number of students
visiting the Browsing Room and
the music room. For those stu
dents who like classical music, the
Campus Leaders
And Grange Heads
Hold Discussions
Agricultural Needs
And Problems Subject
Of Various Meetings
A. S. Goss, National Grange
Master, and Harold Gaudrapp,
Texas Grange Master, were vis
itors on the Aggie campus Thurs
day and Friday to lead discussions
with campus leaders on present-
day agricultural policies. A pic
ture of the problems confronting
those interested in agriculture was
presented to the group attending
the meeting by Goss.
Attending the meeting Friday
morning were: T. O. Walton, pres
ident of the college; G. B. Win
stead of the publicity office; Ide
P. Trotter and Luther Jones of the
department of agriculture, and
Fred Rennels of the AAA. Those
present at the meeting as repre
sentatives of the Agricultural Ex
periment Station were: C. H. Mc
Dowell, G. E. Adams, E. O. Siecke,
C. A. Price, R. R. Lancaster, Ruth
Thompson and Onah Jacks.
The National Grange has been
instrumental in obtaining favor
able legislation for agriculturists
in many instances since its organ
ization. The Texas Grange per
forms a similar function; for Tex
as farmers. Goss emphasized in
his talk here that the place of ag
riculture in our every day life is
even more important than ever be
fore during wartime.
Five More
Men in Race
For Positions
John Lawrence For
Town Hall Manager;
Deadline is March 30
Five men filed for student of
fices Friday. The men are Bobby
Stephens, Infantry band, Social
Secretary; John Lawrence, First
Headquarters Field Artillery,
Town Hall Manager; Walter Card-
well, D Cavalry, Agriculturist Ed
itor; R. L. Haines, Field Artillery
Band, Junior Representative on
the Student Activities Committee;
and Sidney Smith, Field Artillery
Band, Junior Representative on
the Student Activities Committee.
Stephens comes from Gilmer,
Texas, and is majoring in aero
nautical engineering.
Lawrence, who is from Bryan,
is a liberal arts student majoring
in economics.
Walter Cardwell is from Luling
and is majoring in animal hus
R. L. Haines of Bryan is ma
joring in agricultural administra
tion and Sidney Smith, Bryan, is
majoring in chemical engineering.
The three men listed from Bry
an all live with their outfit here
on the campus.
Ken Bresnen, candidate for Bat
talion Editor, filed his application
several days ago.
The minimum grade point re
quirement for the above offices
is, Battalion Editor, Editor of Ag
riculturist, Town Hall Manager
and Junior Representative on Stu
dent Activities Committee, 1.25,
and for Social Secretary 1.0.
A deadline for filing notice of
candidacy with the Student Activi
ties Committee is March 30.
music room will furnish many
hours of educational entertain
The Browsing room has an in
teresting history. At first it was
use das a meeting place for vari
ous student clubs but the room
became so crowded that it was j
converted into an all-fiction book
room. Now there are hundreds of
purely fiction books together with
1000 non-fiction books.
Life and Esquire
Increasing numbers of students
find the magazine room an inter
esting place to look around dur-
(See LIBRARY, Page 4)
Holmes Explains
Vitamins in Health
Dr. Harry N. Holmes, President
of the American Chemical Socie
ty, will talk on the subject of Vita
mins and Public Health at the
meeting of the A. & M. section
Wednesday, March 18, at 9 p.m.
in the Chemistry lecture room, Dr.
G. S. Fraps, state chemist an
nounced yesterday.
Dr. Holmes, who was the first
to isolate crystalline vitamin A,
will offer a survey of the more
common vitamins, including dis
covery, isolation, structure, and
synthesis stressing their relation
to certain diseases and their im
portance to public health and na
tional strength. Losses of certain
vitamins in storage and in cook
ing as well as in over-milling
cereals suggests that the natural
vitamin content of bread and some
other foods should be restored by
the direct addition of vitamin con
centrates. For example, it is rec
ognized that vitamin B1 (thiamin
chloride) helps to maintain vigor
and morale and it is being so
utilized by warring nations. One
of the effects of the present war
will be to improve the public’s
dietary knowledge.
The special importance of vita
mins to people on invalid diets, to
the millions troubled by food al
lergies and to workers exposed to
industrial poisons will be discuss
Eight Aggies Get
Flight Commissions
Uncle Sam’s gigantic Air Corps
military pilot hopper, headquarters
at Randolph Field, March 16, with
intensifying regularity grinds out
its third wartime class of flying
officers and first class of staff
sergeant-pilots from four Gulf
Coast Advanced Schools, which in
clude eight men from A. & M.
With “Wings” on their chests
and grim determination in their
hearts, the following men can look
back at thirty weeks of the most
intensive training the fighting
warriors of any air arm in the
world ever received: Lieut. Leonard
T. Glaser, San Antonio, Texas, ’37-
41, (Kelly Field); Lieut. Bernard
E. Ludeman, Marysville, Texas, ’37-
41, (Kelly Field); Lieut. Lee Mc
Clendon, Fort Worth, Texas, ’40-
41, (Kelly Field); Lieut. Fred L.
Rennels, Jr., Bryan, Texas, ’37-41,
B.S., (Brooks Field); Lieut. J. T.
Riggins, Pittsburg, Texas, (Brooks
Field); Lieut. William G. Thomas,
Elbert, Texas, '37-41, (Brooks
Field; Lieut. E. B. Travis, Goose
Creek, Texas, ’39-41, (Brooks
Field); Lieut. Raymond F. Watson,
Marshall, Texas, ’38-41, (Brooks
Fighter-flier experts all, these
men—who will end what began at
Pearl Harbor on December 7—
were given the final stamp of mili
tary approval at the three oldest
and one of the newest of the Gulf
Coast advanced pilot training
Dairy Cattle Will Be
Shown at Ag Exhibits
Dairy cattle from the college
herd will be shown on Agricul
ture Day, April 4, by members of
the Kream and Kow Klub at the
annual dairy cattle show which has
been planned for this year to fit
into the general theme of the day.
History Profs Speak
In Texas Army Camps
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 already
have addressed enlisted men at
Camp Wallace and Fort Crockett.