The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 17, 1942, Image 1

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« DIAL 4-5444 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE CITY OF COLLEGE STATION The Battalion DIAL 4-5444 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE CITY OF COLLEGE STATION 122 ADMINISTRATION BLDG. VOLUME 41 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, MAR. 17, 1942 2275 NO. 71 Bluejackets Will Receive Training on A&M Campus 400 Navy Radio Trainees WiD Arrive Here April 1 Junior Yell Leader Office Still Open as Six Men File For Coming Elective Places We’ll have senior yell leaders, publications editors, student activ ities representatives and a town hall manager, but who’s going to be a junior yell leader? Twelve candidates for other offices had filed their names at the student activities office by yesterday aft ernoon—none had filed for the of fice of junior yell leader. In pre vious years there have always been an over-supply of sophomores applying for the position and the race has always been a feverish one. This year should be no ex ception—the junior yell leader for the coming two semesters will still be an important office, even though the football season doesn’t begin until the second half of the year. The deadline for filing for the yell leader election is noon tomor row, March 18. To file for the position a student must present a petition signed by 50 seniors, jun iors or sophomores and pay a 50 cent filing fee. A meeting of the sophomore class will be held Thursday night to pick the six candidates for election by the jun ior and sophomore classes, March 23. Six more students have filed for the other offices in the coming campus elections. Tommie Pierce, C Field Artillery, and H. R. “Bum” Bright, D Coast Artillery, filed in the race for the social secretary post. Bill Adkisson, B Signal Corps, announced for the Town Hall manager’s office. Ed A. Gordon, G Infantry, filed for the editor’s post of the Engineer magazine. Dave Pinson, C Cavalry, announced for Agriculturist edi tor. S. K. Kirk, D Infantry, filed for the vacated senior representa tive post on the student activities committee. Previously Bobby Stephens, In fantry Band, had filed for social secretary post. John Lawrence, First Headquarters Field Artil lery, announced his candidacy for the Town Hall manager’s race. Discussion Group Will Select Men To Go to District Meet The members of the local Inter- American Affairs Discussion Group will hold a round table dis- cussiom in room 316 of the Aca demic Building Wednesday night at 8 o’clock for the purpose of selecting members to go to the District Conference in Austin on March 26. The winners of the District Conference will go to the Divisional Conference, and the winners of that will go to Wash ington for the final round. The final winner selected in Washing ton will be given an all-expense trip to South America by the Rockefeller Institute. In the preliminary round, speak ers will be allowed to talk for seven minutes, and then will be questioned by other members of the round table for two minutes. The speakers at the table Wed nesday will be V. M. Schofield, on “Latin America Can Supply It,” Harry Cordus on “Rediscov ery of America by Americans,” H. Vasques on “From Aztec Canoe to Pan American Clipper,” and X. Fernandez on “More than an Emergency Undertaking.” Walter Goodman and Maurice Levy will also talk on topics to be assigned later. Barton Appointed Foulbrood Inspector J. C. Barton has been appoint ed Foulbrood Inspector in the place of C. J. Burgin, who is with the navy in San Diego. Barton, who received his B.S. degree in entomology here . in February, 1941, has been acting as graduate assistant in the Entomology de partment here. Walter Cardwell, D Cavalry, sign ed up for Agriculturist editor. Sid Smith and Lamar Haines, both from the Field Artillery Band, an nounced for junior representative on the student activities commit tee. Ken Bresnen, A Cavalry, filed for the post of editor of The Bat talion magazine and newspaper. The Longhorn editor, social sec retary and Town Hall manager will be elected by the members of the junior class on March 31 after a meeting of the class on March 30 when the candidates will be in troduced to the class. The head yell leader, Battalion editor, and student representatives on the activities committees will be elected at a general election by the corps on April 14. Dish-Water Hands Are Banished Among Mess Hall Employees Dishwashing jobs over at Sbisa hall will be more effi ciently and more easily done in the future than ever before. A new mechanical dish-washer for the mess-hall arrived Mojrijlay morning and will be installed in a short time. According to Paul Roderiquez, in charge of the dishwashing de partment at Sbisa, the new ma chine was ordered last summer. Delivery has been delayed be cause of defense priorities. Carl F. Faires Receives Navy Cross For Philippine Work V. M. Faires, professor of me chanical engineering, received word this week that his brother, Lieut. Carl F. Faires, U. S. N., had received, the Navy Cross. De tails of the award are still lack ing here Professor Faires stated. Lieut. Faires was one of eigth officers in Cavite in the Philip pines who received the awards. He was at Corregidor shortly aft er Manila was taken and word was received here from him by telegram recently from Tabo in the Philippines. Lieut. Faires was a graduate of the Naval academy in 1932. Ring Dance Committees Are Chosen by Hervey Committee Members Should Call by Corps Headquarters in Future Members of the various com mittees in charge of the senior ring dance and banquet to be held May 14, were appointed by Dick Hervey, president of the senior class, Monday. The general arrangements com mittee for the banquet and dance is made up of Ransom Kenny, chairman, J. O. Alexander, Luke Moore, G. W. Hal ton, Max Jor dan, and George Ogdee. Hervey asked that each individ ual member of the committees call at the corps headquarters office this afternoon at his own conveni ence to confer with Hervey. Bob Russell is chairman of the committee in charge of procuring an orchestra for the affair. Shib- ley Azar and C. B. Marsh are the other members of the committee. On the program and favors committee are Billy Davis, chair man, Robin Rominger, and Frank King. Joe Gibbs is chairman of the finance committee. Don Walton and Buddy Ramsel are the other members of the committee. Manfredini To Speak on Latin America and War Dr. James M. Manfredini, di rector of the Latin American In stitute and instructor in Latin American studies at the Univer sity of Houston will speak here tomorrow evening at 8 in the physics lecture room. The subject of his talk will be “Latin America and the Economic War.” Dr. Manfredini will be here un der the sponsorship of the Mar keting and Finance club and the Latin American seniors. The club is under the leadership of the De partment of Agricultural Econom ics. As instructor of Latin Amer ican stores at the University of Houston, Dr. Manfredini spends much of his time studying the economic problems and the needs of the Latin American people. He has written many articles relative to the subject. Dr. Manfredini is a noted au thority on Latin American affairs having studied Latin America ex tensively while acting as instruc tor at the University of Houston. Board Names Dorms After Army Chiefs Moore and Moses Will be Honored On Two New Halls Major Generals Andrew Moses, retired, and George F. Moore now in command of the coast. artillery defenses of Corregidor Fortress in the Philippine Islands have given their names to two of the four new dormitories un der construction on the cam pus. These two ex-Aggies have been so honored by the board of directors because of their outstandng achieve ments in military fields. Both are soldiers who have upheld the fighting tradition of the corps which is famous the world over for its spirit. When Moore graduated in 1908, Moses was commandant and professor of military science and tactics. Along with Moore were graduated two other future gen erals; John A. Warden and Doug- les B. Norwood. Howard C. Davidson was a fish in 1908 and later graduated from West Point and is now a brigadier general. Thus, “Andy” Moses has come to be known as the “bull who made generals.” In the class of 1908 also were A. B. Whittet, now a ranking civilian employee in the U. S. Ordnance department, and the late Jesse L. Easterwood, naval flying ace for whom A. & M.’s airport is named.. Two commandants, two famous generals, one a pupil of the other —a brief summary of the reasons behinds the naming of the new dormitories. Telegrams notifying them of the honor were sent to each of the two by Dr. T. O. Walton, presi dent of the college. Said Walton, “Because of your distinguished service to your country and your extensive contributions to Texas A. & M. college where you served your tour of duty as professor of military science and tactics and commandant, the board of direc tors, out of appreciation to you and in recognition of the value of this service to this institution and the nation, has named one of the new dormitories in your hon or. Engineers Jive as Kirk Plays Top left—Pianist of world fame Mary Lou Williams with Andy Kirk’s band. Top right—Kirk’s Clouds of Joy. Lower left—Alden Cathey, Frances Carlyle, Martha Mae Lawrence and Don Byron. —Photo by Phil Crown Honored Moses and Moore Gardeners Class Studies Seedlings Tuesday session of the National Defense Gardening and Nutrition class will be devoted to transplant ing seedlings to pots or other con tainers, F. R. Brison of Horticul ture department has announced. The meeting will be held in the basement of the Agriculture build ing, and will begin at 8 p.m. A few plants and soil will be pro vided by the horticulture depart ment. Those taking the course should bring clay pots pr used No. 2 tin cans. As much time as nec essary in actual practice of trans planting will be taken at Tues day’s session Brison declared. More than 45 Bryan and College Station people are taking the course. Dr. G. W. Adriance is chairman. Holmes Discusses Vitamins for Meet Of Chemical Society Dr. Harry N. Holmes, president of the American Chemical Society, will talk on the subject of Vita mins and Public Health at the meeting of the A. and M. Section on March 18. The meeting will be held at 9 p.m. in the Chemical lecture room. 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. Their relation to certain diseases and their importance to public health and national streng th will be stressed. Losses of certain vitamins in storage and in cooking as well as in over-milling the cereals sug gests that the natural vitamin content of bread and some other foods should be restored by direct addition of vitamin concentrates. For example, it is recognized that vitamin B1 (thiamin chloride) helps to maintain physical 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 dis cussed. Additional Enlisted Men Will Bring Total Up to 600 Materiel Men and 800 Operators Making greater advances into the field of training personnel for the fighting forces of the nation, A. & M. has secured a new unit for instructing naval rado mater iel experts and radio operators for the duration of the war, President T. O. Walton announced yesterday, for the board of directors. On April 1 the first contingent of 400 bluejackets will arrive to begin an intensive training which will be conducted along the lines of regular college technical work. These trainees will be under the command of navy officers who will be detail ed here for tactical supervision of military instruction and for the maintenance of discipline in the naval unit. Each 30 days after the arrival of the first group, an additional number of enlisted men will be sent here until a total of 600 mat eriel men and 800 operators are in training. This number will be maintained by replacements as soon as gaps are left in the ranks by graduation. Radio operator courses will last four months; materiel experts will be fully trained in three months. The new unit will be quartered in the four new dormitories which are nearing completion in the old area. A special section will be designated in Sbisa hall where the navy men will mess. Blue uniforms will grace the campus for the first time in the 66 year history of the college. During World War I, a Naval S. A. T. C. unit was established at A. & M. to train men in the tech nical side of navy life. However, these men did not wear the navy uniform, nor did they ever see active service, because the war was over before any of the cadets had finished their training. The men who will be sent here this time will not be cadets, but en listed navy personnel who have been selected for special training because of proficiency and apti tude which they have displayed. ASME’s Plan For Houston Trip Next Monday, Tues Classes for all juniors will be suspended next Monday and Tues day, providing a sufficient num ber of the class signs up with the M. E. department to attend the convention of the American In stitute of Mechanical Engineers on those days. The convention is a meeting of student members of the ASME from all over the na tion, and will be held in Houston. Arrangements for the proposed suspension of classes for juniors are being made by the local chap ter of the ASME. As was announc ed yesterday, the action will be taken only if a large number of juniors signify their intention of going to Houston for the meetings of the convention. National Newspaper Runs Barger Article Advertising Age, a national newspaper of advertising, will run an article soon on the course in advertising taught in the Depart ment of Agricultural Economics, according to J. Wheeler Barger, head of the department. The article was submitted in re sponse to a request from S. R. Bernstein, the editor, who stated that reports had reached him that the content and procedure in the A. & M. course were unusual and interesting. “The course as taught by S. M. McKinnon last term was distinct ive in a number of respects,” ac cording to Professor Barger. “A considerable amount of outside practice work was afforded in which the students were en couraged to submit copy dealing with the fields of their respect ive professional interest. A reader- interest contest in writing adver tisements was conducted in coop eration with The Battalion. Lec tures by speakers engaged in vari ous phases of the advertising field were brought in to supplement the classroom instruction.” Another Chance Offered Seniors To Get Invitations Orders to Be Taken From 11 to 6 Today At Corps Headquarters Orders for senior commence ment invitations and calling cards will be taken in the corps head quarters office today for the last time. Dick Hervey, president of the senior class, stated yesterday. Orders will be taken from 11 o’clock this morning until 6 this afternoon. Hervey emphasized the fact that today is definitely the last day that the invitations can be ordered. The invitations come in three qualities. The best one is bound in maroon leather and contains the names of all the graduates and all the information concerning the commencement exercises. The price of this quality is 50 cents each. The second grade is a cardboard booklet with the same contents as the best grade and sells for 25 cents each. The third type is a French fold invitation with the an nouncement inside selling for 12 cents. These prices are the same as they were last year. The Southern Engraving Company, Houston, holds the contract for the invita tions and diplomas. A deposit of five cents each will be required to place an order for invitations. The deposit is the same for all three grades. Orders for calling cards may be made at the same time that the invitations are ordered. Hillel Club Chooses Panel Discussion Men Irvin Blum and E. M. Rosenthal were chosen by the Hillel Club to represent A. & M. in regional con test panel discussion Sunday,. March 22. Jack Blankfield was chosen as first alternate by the club, and Leon Weiner as second alternate. The discussion will be a compe tition with Hillel Club representa tives from Texas university. The winners will go to Chicago to par ticipate in the national panel dis cussion. The subject for the panel is “The Jew and the Post-War Peace Conference.” Sory to Speak For Spanish Club Students Capt. Gerlach Sony will deliver an address Wednesday at 8:00 o’clock to a meeting of the Span ish Club in Room 124 of the Acad emic Building. His subject will be “The Military and Economic Po sition of Latin America with Re spect to the United States.” His talk will be especially per tinent at a time like the present, when the defense of our neigh bors to the south is especially im portant to our own defense. He will review the military prepara tions of the countries of Latin America and the importance of their economic development to our own war effort. Should Herr Hitler or the Japs decide to try an invasion of the United States, an attack would probably be made first in South America to neutralize the Panama Cana] and establish airbases there. w