The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 09, 1942, Image 2

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Page 2- THE BATTALION -THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 9, 1942 The Battalion STUDENT TRI-WEEKLY NEWSPAPER TEXAS A. & M. COLLEGE -* Agricultural and College Station, Tuesday, Thursday The Battalion, otficial newspaper ox the hanical College of Texas and the City of mblished three times weekly, and issued T ti: Saturday mornings. Entered as second class matter at the Post Office at College Station, Texas, under the Act of Congress of March 8, 1870. Subscription rates $3 a school year. Advertising rates open request. Represented nationally by National Advertising Service, Ine., at New York City, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, and Ban Francisco. Office, Room 122, Administration Building. Telephone 4-5444. 1941 Member 1942 Dissociated Golle6iate Press E. M. Rosenthal Acting Editor Ralph Criswell Advertising Manager Sports Staff Hike Haikin Sports Editor W. F. Oxford Assistant Sports Editor Mike Mann Senior Sports Assistant Chick Hurst Junior Sports Editor Circulation Staff ( Gene Wilmeth.. Circulation Manager ne WUmeth.. ^Circulation Mana_ F. D. Asbury. 7 Junior Assistant Bill Huber, Joe Stalcup Circulation Assistants Cedric Landon Senior Assistant Photography Staff Tack Jones Staff Photographer <Job Crane, Ralph Stenzel Assistant Photographers Phil Crown Assistant Photographer Thursday Staff Clyde C. Franklin Juinor Managing Editor Tack Hood Junior Editor Brooks Gofer Junior Editor Ed Kingery Junior Editor Robert L. Freeland Assistant Editorial Writer Jack Lamberson Assistant Advertising Manager Reporters Calvin Brumley, Arthur L. Cox, Russell Chatham, Bill Fox, Jack Keith, Tom Journeay, W. J. Hamilton, Nelson Kar- hach, Tom Leland, Doug Lancaster, Charles P. McKnight, Keith Kirk, Weinert Richardson, C. C. Scruggs, Henry H. Vollentine, Ed Kingery. Edmund Bard, Henry Tillet, Harold Jordon, Fred Pankey, John May, Lonnie Riley, Jack Hood. Exes Present Opportunitq The annual ex-students’ meeting this week end should mean a lot to every A, & M. man now in school, particularly to the seniors. Not only will the present students have a chance to mingle with and meet their pre decessors but also will hear of a plan which has long been in the formation, v For a number of years the Former Stud ents Association has been preparing plans for a general program which the alumni, faculty, board of directors, the student body, and the families and friends of the students could follow and participate in. In general it is a program for the betterment of A, & M. and the progress of the princi ples for which Aggieland stands. Sunday at noon the seniors are going to be the honor guests of the ex-students at a banquet in Sbisa Hall. At that time they will be taken unofficially into the fold of the exes and told of the general plan which has been made. It will be an opportunity which no senior should pass up. three years, at a time when the employment market must inevitably be glutted, and at the same time it would prepare these men to make the greatest possible contribution to society. Increasingly, as the war progresses, we will find disabled men in ever larger num bers being returned to civil life. The pro posed policy, if adopted now, would be of tremendous benefit to these men and to so ciety during the progress of the war. Colleges and universities will need an opportunity to prepare for the discharge of their responsibility in carrying out this pro posed policy, rather than be forced to im provise plans on short notice at the end of the war.—Dr. Alonzo F. Myers, chairman, department of higher education, New York university.—ACP. The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion. —Edmund Burke Man, Your Manners PRIVATE BUCK .-. By Clyde Lewis COVERING By I. Sherwood Fingers or Forks: When eating chicken, you may wonder, particularly if you have been served a wing or back, whether you should struggle with your knife and fork, or toss etiquette aside and take the bones in your fingers. The rule on the proper way to eat chick en is to satisfy oneself with the portion that can be procured with the knife and fork; at a picnic fried chicken may be eaten in the fingers, but at table, unless you are in the privacy of the family circle or in the com pany of an intimate friend, chicken should be eaten with the knife and fork. Any foods that can be eaten without getting the fingers sticky or greasy may be treated as “finger foods.” The following list comes under that classification—olives, nuts, celery, small pickles, radishes, and other raw vegetables served as a relish; small fresh fruits, cherries, plums, grapes, whole straw berries; or larger fruits, such as bananas, or other fruits which are not too juicy to quarter, pare, and handle in the fingers such as apples and pears; breads, crackers, sandwiches, candies, cookies, nonsticky cake, potato chips, crisp shoestring potatoes, and corn on the cob; very dry crisp bacon might also be eaten with the fingers. If you cannot eat something—no matter what it is—without getting it all over your fingers, you must use your fork and if nec essary, a knife also! All the rules of man ners are made to avoid ugliness. campus disfractioNs WITH __ Qff UlTOMVMNOY I!) “Those orders must have been wrong, Joe. I haven’t seen hide nor hair of that cavalry oi^bt we were supposed to follow!” BACKWASH By Jack Hood "Backwash: An agitation resulting from *om* action or occurrence.”—Webeter Dr. Kildare always seems to come out on the long end of a deal regardless of the circum stances. Again Lew Ayres as Dr. Kildare and Lionel Barrymore as the inimitable Dr. Gillespie keep up their work of saving lives by means of their medical know ledge. The title of this chapter in the life of Dr. Kildare is “DR. KILDARE’S VICTORY” and it is showing at Guion Hall today and tomorrow. To replace Larine Day who was killed in the last episode, Ann Ayars is presented as the feminine lead in the story and she shows much promise of being a good one. Picked up by the hos pital ambulance after she had been hit in an accident, Miss Ay ars was brought to the hospital and Kildare saved her life. Natur ally if anyone saves your life, you are grateful to him and this is the case in this story. She falls in love with him to show her gratitude. ' Dr. Kildare does not respond so readily so that the story might go on for another eight or ten On Time Again Effective Monday morning Aggies will get up one hour earlier than usual as the college goes on the new Central War time. It’s another step by Aggieland in cooperating with the all out war effort of the nation. To some Aggies the change will be wel comed as they will now be able to make con nections with the rest of the country when they travel, but most of us will wonder where that extra hour of sleep has gone when we hear that all too familiar sound of reveille. Coordination of college time with that of the country will work out better for all concerned. Most students have never been accustomed to “nine o’clock” classes and “one o’clock” dinners, and except for the sleeping problem the change will be easily made. Education for Service Men Thousands of our young men have had their education interrupted by the war. This is only the beginning of an endless stream of millions of our finest youth who will be called to military duty at the very time in their lives when normally they would be in process of securing an education and train ing for their chosen life work. These men are not complaining, but many of them would like to know what society is going to do about their problem when the war is ended. This problem is not just their personal problem, but society’s problem as well. We will have great need for trained intelligence when this war is over, a greater need than we have ever before had, to aid in the tre mendous task of transition from a wartime to a peacetime economy and of solving the problems of post-war reconstruction. Let us offer a specific proposal at this time, in the hope that it may secure enough public approval and support to insure its adoption in the near future. The proposal is that the United States government, through enactment by congress, guarantee to mem bers of the armed forces that at the time of their honorable discharge from military duty they may resume or enter upon their for mal education in public or private institu tions of higher learning, or in other techni cal and vocational schools, with tuition, fees and adequate assistance toward living ex penses paid by the government. Many thousands of our young men in the armed forces are disturbed over what the future will hold for them when they shall be returned to civilian life. They would face that future with greater confidence if they could at this time be assured that they would be provided with an opportunity to resume their education. The adoption of this proposal would cushion the shock to our economic system of returning millions of men to civil life, and would facilitate an orderly demobilization. It would keep many thousands of men out of the employment market for one, two, or Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it. —Thomas Jefferson From Capital to Campus ACP’s Jay Richter Reports from Washington JOBS . . . For those who are wondering what to do during a war-time summer vacation, here’s a suggestion: Check with your postoffice for tips from your nearest Civil Service field office on temporary jobs. In addition to what ever openings might normally appear, there are reports that offices of “decentralized” government agencies are short-handed. Hun dreds of their employers elected to stay be hind in over-crowded Washington rather than move into “the field.” WAR . . . Look for “reactivation” of CAA train ing programs in some 100 colleges and uni versities where the CAA program had been allowed to lapse. The expanded program for next year, announced recently by CAA and the War Department, will require use again of dormant college facilities, and possibly es tablishment of new ones, too. Goals are for an increase of 20,000 in both elementary and secondary training courses. Men who are ac cepted will acquire status as enlisted reserves in the air corps or will, on finishing, serve as CAA flying instructors. Signs point to a major Washington ef fort to sell the University of Iowa’s “Phoe nix Fund” post-war scholarship plan to all U. S. colleges. If the idea can be “cleared” through Treasury department bigwigs, the Department’s Defense Savings section will attempt to get a national educators’ com mittee to back the plan. This committee, in turn, would attempt to build up well-oiled organizations in colleges throughout the country this spring and summer—prepara tory to a campaign splurge when fall terms open. Briefly, the Iowa plan provides that each student buy a 10-cent Defense Savings Stamp each week to build up post-war schol arship funds for students in the armed forces. Treasury officials consider the plan the best collegiate stamp-selling idea to date, and frankly admit they have no suggestions for improvement. Credit for the original idea goes to Francis Weaver, first-year law student at Iowa. ON THE BIAS . . . The Federal Register points out that Stockton Junior college and Modesto Junior college in California have moved to Carson City, Nev., “by reason of the emergency existing in California caused by the present state of war.” INCIDENTALLY . . . Maryland’s Hood college, in relaxing its rules to permit married girls to attend school, observed that the move is an effrot to adjust “to situations arising from the war emer gency.” “Young Mr. Rhythm” It was a close call for the Coast hoys, but they finally landed a band. George Wald & company, billed as “Young Mr. Rhythm” and his “Music As New As Tomorrow,” should turn out a couple of good hops, coming from such places as the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago; Lookout House in Covington, Ken tucky; and the Fitch Band Wagon. The band features the singing of its young maestro, and plays ba sically soft music with a strong melodic line—muted brass and oboe lead. Wald is a native Californian . . . his father was a dairyman, and his mother, a former star of the Budapest Opera ... he has attend ed some choice shools over the country—he was kicked out of WmiV Point for repeatedly singing on parade . . . his greatest ambi tion is still to be a surggon, but the spotlight got in his eyes when he won a “pop” singing contest at the Coconut Grove in Hollywood. . . . George’s pre-med skill once enabled him to save the life of an Ohio farmer when stranded in a raging flood. The farmer had broken an arm and was bleeding to death from a neck cut—he later named a baby girl “Georgianna” after George. If any of you have the urge to learn to rhumba or conga, here’s your chance . . . every member of the band has been trained to in struct . . . they will vacate the bandstand to teach, leaving just enough fnen to carry the melody and rhythm . . . they are initially a “sweet-swing” outfit, but Raoul and Eva Reyes, famous dancers with Xavier Cugat, say that Wald’s is the finest North Amer ican band for rhumbas and congas. • • • Backwash Error According to Clarence Baker, L O U P O T ’ S The Little Place A Big Saving LOUPOT’S MOVIE GUION HALL Thursday and Friday 4:30 and 7:45 AFTER MARY. ..CAN HE IQVE AGAIN? ^ ^ - the answer... in Dr. Kildare's most LEW AYRES LIONEL BARRYMORE ANN AYARS • ROBERT STERLING JEAN ROGERS • ALMA KRUGER Directed by W. S. VAN DYKE II NOTE:—Beginning today our Newsreel comes to us only one day old. It is flown from New York Tuesday and plays Wednesday in Waxahachie—It is then sent to us for Thursday and Friday. COMEDY NEWS CARTOON chapters about the love affairs of Lew Ayres and Ann Ayars. The only hitch in the plan is that last week Lew Ayres boarded a train in Los Angeles to go to a camp for conscientious objectors to war that is located in Oregon. (See DISTRACTIONS, Page 4) Only 3 Pairs of Boots Left . . . Better Rush! $12.50 and up LOUPOT’S Qampm Dial 4-1181 class of 1898, of Waco, the state ment that General George F. Moore was the only graduate to come back to the campus as an army officer to command the mili tary institution, etc., is an error. A letter from Mr. Baker says, “We all love General Moore and are proud of him as an px-Aggie. However, the late Colonel C. C. Todd graduated in the class of 1898 and was commissioned in the army during the Spanish Ameri can war. Lieut. Todd was wound ed in the Philippines and placed on the retired list. In that capacity he came to A. & M. as command ant. In 1917 Col. Todd was ordered to active duty and after the Ar mistice was ordered to A. & M. on active duty as P.M.S.&T. and commandant. He was ordered to the Philippines in 1925, command ed the 30th Infantry and, after that tour of foreign service, was v (See BACKWASH, Page 4) WHAT’S SHOWING AT GUION HALL Thursday, Friday — “Dr. Kildare’s Victory,” featur ing Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore. AT THE CAMPUS Thursday — “St. Louis Blues,” with Dorothy La- mour and Lloyd Nolan. Ben efit Kream and Kow Klub. Friday, Saturday—“Pacif ic Blackout,” starring Rob ert Preston and Martha O’Driscoll. PALACE ■ PHONE 2-8879 Thurs. - Fri. - Sat. MICKEY ROONEY in “COURTSHIP OF ANDY HARDY” with LEWIS STONE Preview 11 P. M. Saturday Night GENE TIERNEY in “SUNDOWN” with BRUCE CABOT Also Shown Sunday, Monday, Tuesday TODAY ONLY “ST. LOUIS BLUES” with LLOYD NOLAN DOROTHY LAMOUR All-Day Benefit Show, Kream and Kow Klub of A. & M. Also CARTOON AND TWO SELECTED SHORTS FRIDAY - SATURDAY Paramount presents PACIFIC L.H..1 > .b.b. . a t.■ BLACKOUT with ROBERT PRESTON MARTHA O’DRISCOLL Also Cartoon— “$21-a-Day Once a Month” News — Community Sing — Short On Alert... the Task Force of the Telephone army! Wherever the call, a mechanized army of more than 27,000 Bell telephone trucks stands ready. Each has a skilled crew . . . armed with hand tools and power equip ment designed especially for the job to be done. They are ready and efficient and can be mobilized anywhere, anytime. This is just one way the Bell System is prepared to keep lines open and ready for war-time service — no matter when or where the test may come. * ’N. 7 t ( V V > ? % f