The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 21, 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, SATURDAY MORNING, MAR. 21, 1942 2275 NO. 73 Program Released for April 4-5 Festivities Q M Training ProbablyWill Open Monday Men Selected Be Notified When To Change MS Classes The training for the newly in stituted Quartermaster Corps branch is contemplated to start next Monday, Lieut. M. E. Speer, temporary tactical officer for the unit, said yesterday afternoon. Men selected for the course should continue attending their present military classes, however, until they are notified to change by the Military department Lieut. Speer added. Jack Cleveland and Curran Gar rett have had their names added to the list of those seniors who are to transfer to the QMC. The list of Juniors has not been com pleted and will not be released until all,of the men have been se lected. As yet no word has been receiv ed by the Adjutant for the im mediate organization of the Ord nance branch, but Major A. J. Bennett is of the opinion that of ficial orders will be received shortly. Kadet Kapers Cadet Capers will not be held tonight because its sponsor, R. W. Jenkins, has been called to Houston on account of sickness. Jenkins states that a bigger and bet ter program will be present ed March 28. Junior Judging Team Wins Second A. & M.’s Junior Dairy Cattle Judging Team won second place honors in a competition with six other teams in the Collegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest held last Monday at the Southwestern Fat Stock Show in Ft. Worth. The team, coached by A. L. Darnell of the Dairy Husbandry Department, consisted of Doyle Moore, M. B. Carpenter, George Roberts, and E. M. Prather. The team won first in Jerseys and tied for fifith in Holsteins. Doyle Moore ranked first in Jerseys; George Roberts, second; M. B. Carpenter, fifth. Moore also rank ed fifth in Holsteins and was trailing the high point man from Oklahoma A. & M., by one point. Cosmopolitan Club Holds Party Sunday There will be a joint dance of the two Cosmopolitan clubs at Denton on Saturday night, April 11, TSCW members notified Ag gies today. This promises ta be the gala spot of the Cosmopolitan social season, and every effort should be made by the club mem bers to attend this coming dance. Tomorrow afternoon at three o’clock there will be a party at the old “Y” chapel with dancing to the tunes of Xaxier Cugat and his incomporable Waldorf Astoria orchestra. All members are urged to attend, and names will be taken of those students who intend to make the trip to Denton on the Week of April 11. Let’s make this tea dance tomorrow a success; bring your girl friends and learn the rumba. Biology Club Shows Educational Films Three movie films were shown at the meeting of the Biology club Thursday night. The films shown were entitled “First Aid,” “Tuber culosis” and “Digestion of Foods.” The films were secured from the Epri Classroom Films distributor at Austin. Lieutenants-To-Be of the Leatherneck Corps Above we see Aggies swearing into the Marine Corps to go to training school and become Lieuten ants in Uncle Sams corps of Leathernecks. They are G. A. Adams, Jr., B. S. Dudley, Jr., R. L. Oliver, E. B. Wheat, W. H. Crump, W. M. Longbotham, J. H. Maher, J. T. Newton, J. P. Passons, G. A. Rheman, Jr., B. P. Robinson, M. E. Simmons, E. J. Smith, G. L. Tole, J. K. Wells, R. W. Yerkes. A&M Politics Swing Forward With Twenty Five Candidates Handshaking Politics—that human institution that makes the world go round— has invaded Aggieland in a big way. Candidates for all the offices are covering the campus with their politician smiles, handshakes and “vote for me’s”. In fact, they’ll do everything for you a politician should except give you a ten cent cigar and kiss your baby. It’s still not too late to get in the middle of the race. Candidates may file for Junior yell leader until noon Monday; for Longhorn Editor, Social Secretary and Town Hall Manager until March 24 and for Battalion Editor and junior representative on the student ac tivities committee until April 8. Thus far a total of 25 candidates have filed for the various offices. The following is a complete list of candidates who had filed by yesterday afternoon. The student elections committee will meet Monday for the purpose of certify- in gthe qualifications of the vari ous candidates. Ken Bresnen has filed for Battalion Editor; H. 0. Manfredini Speaks On Latin Americas Members of the Marketing and Finance club and the Latin Ameri can seniors heard Dr. James M. Manfredini of the University of Houston speak on “Latin Ameri ca and the Economic War.” Dr. Manfredini is a noted au thority on Latin American affairs. He was introduced to a large audi ence by Harrison Bancroft, vice president of the Cosmopolitan club. After the talk questions were asked by members of the group and a general discussion was held. Kunkel and John B. Longley for Longhorn Editor; E. A. Gordon and C. H. Wallace for Engineer Editor and Walter Cardwell and Dave Pinson are candidates for the Agricultural Magazine. Other candidates are: Senior Representative on the Student ac tivities committee, S. K. Kirk; Bill Adkisson, John Lawrence, W. F. Dreiss and Dwain Treadwell for Town Hall manager; A. P. Cok- inos, Bernard Booth, Joe Clai'k, Flave Pledger, Rodney Brauchle, W. B. Bulkley, Jack Barton and Frank LeBus have filed for junior yell leader; Bobby Stevens, Tom mie Pierce, “Bum” Bright and Jack Miller for Social Secretary and Sid Smith, R. L. Haines and R. 0. Thompson for junior rep resentative. Shakespeare-“Beware Ides of March” Grades Will Be Released Today “Beware of the ides of March,” were the warning words of the soothsayer in Shakespeare’s “Jul ius Ceasar.” With but little change, these words could be altered to fit the situation faced by all Aggies to day: “Beware of March 21.” Behind this warning lies the in evitable fact that today, each de partment turns in the mid-semes ter grades to the registrar’s office. From here, the reports will be mailed to each student’s parents. After that the worries all belong to the students. National ASME Meeting Will Be Held Next Week Semi-annual Inspection Trip for Engineering Students at Same Time Junior and senior members of the A.S.M.E. will get excused ab sences to attend the national meet ing of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers which will be held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 23 to 25, in Houston. Those attending the meeting will also make the in spection trip held semi-annually by the student engineers. Senior members will spend Mon day morning in an inspection tour of the Hughes Tool Company. Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning will be taken up by the contest of Presentation of Student Paper Conprisers, competition en tered into each year by the dif ferent clubs. The Monday night program will be on war production and manufacturing problems. Many new methods of manufac ture will be presented at the pro gram. All day Wednesday will be spent at the Lone Star Portland Cement Company and at the Hous ton Shipyards. Junior members will make a trip to the Southern Pacific Rail road shops while in Houston and will attend the A.S.M.E. meeting Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. The juniors will come back Tuesday night; the seniors will come back Wednesday night. Instructors who will go along on the trip are V. M. Faires, A. V. Brewer, W. E. Long, and C. W. Crawford, who will be in charge of the tours. AAA Will Move To New Offices About April 1 Best State Quarters In United States Will Adorn Aggie Campus In the vicinity of April 1st, the Agricultural Adjustment Admin istration will move into its new building located just beyond the new dormitories. These quarters are by far the best state AAA offices in the United States. The building is an impressive structure, and is one the Aggies can be proud to have adorn their campus. After six years in the temporary frame building built for them just back of Kyle Field by the college, the AAA staff is looking forward to occupying their new lodgings. Much more space will be avail able, and the office facilities will be greatly improved. Fish and Game Will Give Full Semester in Field Eighteen Hours Credit Planned For Courses In All Phases of Wildlife A full semester of field courses in Mexico this summer will be giv en by the Fish and Game Depart ment of A. & M., it was announced by Dr. William B. Davis, acting head of instruction. The proposed course will carry full eighteen hour credit and will include work in Ornithology, field techniques in studying birds, rep tiles, mammals and plants and fisheries, including stream sur veys. The party will leave College Station June 1 and return in mid- September, camping and studying in the various biogeographical areas of Mexico, including the re gion south of Mexico City. Stu dents will have an opportunity to visit much territory in Mexico and become better acquainted with the people, Dr. Davis announced. A meeting of those interested in the trip will be held in the A. & M. Animal Industries building at 5:00 o’clock March 23. Those unable to attend the meeting should write Dr. Davis, for com plete information. u Hank ,, Newman J 42 Passes Away After Delicate Operation Henry Ware “Hank” Newman, Austin, who graduated in Animal Husbandry February ’42, passed away Saturday as the result deli cate brain operation in Galveston. Funeral services were held Mon day afternoon in Austin. Fred Hohmeyer, A Cavalry; Harold Hickey, Corps Headquarters; Richard Elliot, Corps Headquar ter; Henry Tischler, F RC; Ollie Livingston, A Infantry; Paul Ste vens, M Infantry from A. & M. acted as pallbearers. Scientific Exhibits Will Cover Campus on Saturday Arrangements Made so That Students Will Not Miss Easter Day Religious Services Official program for the week-end of April 4-5, includ ing Engineer’s Day, Agriculture Day and Parents’ Day was announced yesterday by the committee in charge of arrange ments. Highlights of the program are the agricultural and engineering exhibits to be shown on Saturday and the an nual flower-pinning ceremony on Sunday. The schedule of events has been arranged so that no student will have to miss his religious services on Easter Day. Saturday morning the program will begin with a meet ing of the State A. & M. Mothers’ Club in the YMCA at 11:00 a.m. Mrs. T. 0. Walton, president of the state club will "^preside. Saturday afternoon a tea will be given for all visiting parents by the Brazos County A. & M. Mothers’ club. Personnel Begins Operation of The Information Center Will Cover All Phases of Defense And Serve One Million The recently completed war in formation center located on the ground floor of the college library has now received a complete as signment of personnel to operate the information center and is now ready to go into operation upon the arrival of necessary equipment from the U. S. Department of Ed ucation. The center will be able to furn ish information on all phases of the national defense program and the social and economic problems emerging from the crises. The in formation bureau will also serve as a correspondence center for all the key areas of civilian de fense in the vicinity. The information center will un dertake to organize a committee for the maintenance of civilian morale, will organize a compre hensive War Information bureau for the benefit of the general pub lic, and any other duties to con tribute to the social welfare of the civilians during the emergency. A. & M. is one of one hundred and forty colleges and universi ties to be asked to act as key centers of information during the emergency. The general plan of the U. S. Department of Education is to have one such key center for each millionth population and major fraction thereof. Cotton Ball Social Committee Will Pick Queen and Her Court The social committee for the an nual Cotton Pageant and Ball con sisting of Howard Brians, Fred Coley, Milton Brenner, Jewel Ra- mage, “Bugs” Tate, Jorge Villam- il, Julio Trigo, and Gene Wilmeth, will leave Saturday for Denton to select the Queen of the Cotton Pageant and nine maids of honor to serve with her at the annual festival. The girls will be selected from the princesses and duchesses at the annual T.S.C.W. Redbud Fes tival. The 11th annual Cotton Pageant will be held May 1 in Sbisa Hall starting at 8 p.m. The ball will follow at 10 p.m. Are You Methodist, Farmer or Play Intramurals? Then You Are in Majority Accounting Survey Shows By Clyde C. Franklin Are you a participant in intra mural sports, a Methodist, a son of a rancher or farmer, and leave the campus 10 or 12 week-ends a year? If you are you are in the majority at A. & M. These ques tions along with 21 others were recently answered by Professor H. A. Dulan, and his Machine Ac counting 311 students, in a campus poll of opinion conducted in some what the same manner as the Na tional Institute of Public Opin ion. After the information was gathered from a 10 percent rep resentative sample of students taken from the schools of agri culture and liberal arts, it was compiled by this class with the aid of machines furnished the school by International Business Machines Corp. In this survey it was found that 30.42 percent of the students here are Methodists, 22.09 percent Bap tist, and 13.32 percent belong to the Presbyterian church. Only 7.08 percent of the students be long to no church at all. The question asked concerning athletics showed that 78.37 percent of the enrollment takes part in intramural athletics but 16.44 per cent take part in no sport at all. Plenty of Singers Bath taking tenors seem fairly numerous here as 7.45 percent of the student body claims to have a talent for singing. Instrumental- ly the corps is represented by 24.99 percent of its total individuals but 36.83 percent professes no talent at all. An old Aggie tradition says that Aggies make the 200 mile trip to Denton to TSCW on week-ends but newer information disproves this as the major portion of the corps goes to Houston on week-ends. In fact, 20.98 percent go to Houston as compared to 12.27 to Dallas, 7.92 percent to Austin and 3.56 percent to Denton for week-end jaunts. Few Chew and Spit Only about 0.40 percent of the corps chews tobacco the statistics reveal. Over one third of the Ag gies do not smoke at all. Because the representative sample was taken from the schools of Agriculture and liberal arts, the information as to the parents occupation may be slightly in er ror when applied to the whole school but the information ob tained showed that 28 percent of the parents were engaged in farm ing or ranching operations. Careful study of the information showed that where grades are concerned students coming from towns of 2,500 or less had the highest percentage of low grades, and the next highest percentage of low grades came from students coming from cities of over 50,000 people. Towns falling within the 2,500 to 50,000 population group showed a fairly constant number of students in each group o'f grades. Thirty-two and four-tenths per cent of the enrollment is fresh man, 24.8 percent sophomore, 23.6 percent junior and 19.2 percent senior. Mary Can Type A higher percentage of students were found to be able to type than to take shorthand indicating that students deem it important to type for ones self but find it unim portant to be able to take short hand unless desiring to work for someone else. Neither course is offered here and this information (See SURVEY, Page 4) That night Dr. and Mrs. T. O. Walton will have a reception on the lawn of their home. The Aggie Band will play for the occasion. A special program of Kadet Kapers will be presented for the benefit of the parents on the campus, and it will be followed by the annual Engineer’s show. Sunday morning the anual flow er-pinning ceremony will be the first event of the day. As in the past, each company, battery and troop will form in mass formation in their company street. At this time, cadet commissions will be awarded, best drill medals will be awarded and watches will be pre sented organizations commanders. This ceremony will be followed by the annual Parent’s Day Review and a non-denominational Easter program on Kyle Field. The program on Kyle Field will be over by 11 o’clock and all cadets and parents are encouraged to at tend their own church for Easter services of their own denomina- (See PARENTS’ DAY, Page 4) Hunter Named As Medal Winner Clifford B. Hunter, of Spur, junior student in cotton marketing at A. & M. has been named winner of the rhedal presented annually by the Texas Cotton Association: to outstanding student in that field, according to announcement, by J. B. Bagley, professor of cot ton marketing at the college.- Hunter will be presented the medal at the thirty-first annual conven tion of the Texas Cotton Asosci- ation to be held in Houston March 27. Selection of the medal winner is based on grades, which must be at least a B average for the two- year period of cotton marketing study, and on attitude, personal ity and similar qualities. Hunter was named winner from a group of five originally selected by the 50 members of the Cotton Society, student organization on the cam pus. Prof. Bagley and J. G. Pow ers of the cotton marketing de partment, were final judges. Holmes Speaks For Aggie Chemical Club Dr. Harry N. Holmes, President of the American Chemical Society, spoke to the A. & M. section of the Chemical Society Wednesday night on the subject Vitamins and Pub lic Health. For soldiers, sailors and avia tors in the service, as well as for many civilians, actual dietary sup plements of vitamins or their con centrates are advisable, Holmes said. Although there is no danger of a food shortage, the problem con sists of a wise selection of foods to furnish a well balanced ration rich in all the important vitamins and minerals. Yarbrough Speaks For Rural Sociology Dr. Joseph U. Yarbrough, chair man of the Merit System Council of Texas, spoke to the Rural So ciology Club Tuesday on the pos sibilities of employment m State welfare organizations. Dr. Yar brough spoke by request of the club members before an interested audience.