The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 11, 1942, Image 1

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The Battalion
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Committee Rules Vannoy Out of Batt Editor Race
Rosenthal Regular Editor;
Exes Honor Seniors With Banquet Sunday
Caps Climax Of
Annual Reunion
To Begin Today
Serving as an opportunity
for Aggies to get acquainted
with ex-Aggies and to renew
friendships with many of the
faculty members and mem
bers of the Former Students
Association, Seniors have
been invited to attend the an
nual Faculty-Former Student
Luncheon ^hich is to be held
at 12 noon Sunday in Sbisa
The luncheon promises to be
an outstanding feature of the an
nual reunion festivities. Singing
Cadets will provide entertainment
for the occasion.
Important future activities are
to be considered in the stream
lined program planned for the A.
& M. exes who are arriving at
College Station today.
The Golden anniversary for the
class of 1892 will be held for W.
S. Beesley, Dallas; Dr. E. H.
Sauvignet,- Laredo; E. G. Altgelt
and W. P. Ratchford of San An
Association President Tyree L.
Bell has asked every organized
A. &M. club to have an official
delegation present for the busi
ness meeting which will be held
Sunday morning in the Y.M.C.A.
chapel. Bell urged that every A.
& M. man who can possibly do so
to be present for this meeting.
Todays activities for the exes
will begin with registration and
will include baseball and track
events at Kyle Field this after
noon and class reunion parties to
Final plans for the week,-end
program were made by the Execu
tive Committee of the Association
in Dallas last Sunday. Routine
items will almost be eliminated
from this years meeting so that
the members will have an ample
opportunity to discuss and con
sider a future program of activi
ties for the organization.
Publications Boys
Attend Dallas Meet
Ten Aggies made up of the staff
officers of the Battalion newspa
per, the Agriculturist and the En
gineer magazine are attending the
15th annual meeting of the South
west Journalism Congress in Dal
las which began Thursday and is
dismissed today.
The Journalism Congress is
made up of collegiate members
from many colleges as well as
newspaper figures from such pub
lications “The Daily Times Her
ald,” “Dallas Morning News” and
“The Wichita Daily Times.”
Aggies who are at the Journal
ism Congress are: Reggie Smith,
Ralph Criswell, Tom Vannoy, K.
C. Bresnen, C. A. Hurst, Walter
Cardwell, E. A. Gordon, Ed Doug
lass, Billy Davis and John Longly.
Heads Exes
We Get in Line
With Rest of Nation Jones Will Be
And Lose Hours Sleep Speaker Before
Monday morning at 6:15, six
thousand sleepy-eyed Aggies will
rise to greet the dawn and will
wonder where that extra hour of
sleep went. Cadets who can’t do
without their'sleep had better be
gin preparing now to make up
for that hour of sleep they are go
ing to miss, for the college is go
ing back on the old schedule.
Sunday night at midnight, all
clocks will be set back one hour.
Cadets will for the first time since
February eat breakfast at 7:00
and make 8:00 o’clock classes. This
change will put us on the time
schedule with the rest of the na
tion. The only difference to be
noticed will be that hour’s sleep.
A&M Joins Hunt for Guayule;
Solution to Rubber Problems
A. & M. and USDA joined forces
at Marathon to investigate the
rumor that there are millions of
acres of wild guayule from which
synthetic rubber is made growing
around the Big Bend country along
the Rio Grande. The party will en
list the aid of local people in the
Big Bend country to aid in the
search for the wild guayule plant.
A find such as this would be of
the greatest importance to the na
tion and would relieve the rubber
shortage. Definite assurance was
given President T. 0. Walton in
Washington recently that if the
existence of the guayule is proved,
suitable funds for a processing
plant will be furnished.
Survey party from A. & M. in
cludes W. O. Diecke, director; D.
A. Anderson, silvicultural research
chief of the Texas Forestry Serv
ice; W. T. Carter, soils expert of
the Agricultural Experiment Sta
tion; and J. D. Prewitt, district
agent pf the Extension Service.
Representative of the USDA is C.
K. Cooperrider of the Southwest
Range and Forest Laboratory in
Tucson, Arizona.
Congas and Rhumbas by Wald For
Corps Dance in Sbisa Hall Tonight
McAuliffe Speaks
For Pet E Society
Eugene McAuliffe, president of
the American Institute of Mining
and Metallurgical Engineers, will
be honored at a banquet in Sbisa
Hall Monday evening, April 13, by
the Petroleum Engineering club,
an affiliated chapter of the Insti
McAuliffe will be accompanied
by Chester Narramore, assistant
secretary of the Institute, and by
John R. Suman, past president of
the Institute and vice president of
the Humble Oil and Refining Com
pany, Houston.
McAuliffe was born in England
and came to America at the age of
six with his parents. He was edu
cated in the schools of Toronto,
Fargo, N. D., and Moorhead, Minn.
His first employment at the age
of 20 was with the Northern Pa
cific railroad in 1886 as shop ap
He later became a fireman, loco
motive engineer and air brake in
structor. In 1903 he became fuel
agent of r the Frisco lines and in
1909 applied for membership in
the Institute.
Hillel Club Members Hold Annual
Society Dance in Sbisa Hall Tonight
The Hillel Club will hold its an
nual dance tonight in the banquet
A&M Mothers Have
Expanded Group
The Corpus Christi A. & M.
Mother’s club has recently been
expanded to include all Gulf Coast
A. & M. mothers. The first activity
of the enlarged Mother’s club will
be to sponsor a spring dance for
the Gulf Coast A. & M. Club on
May 19.
New officers for the coming
year were elected. They were:
Mrs. E. H. Andrews, president;
Mrs. C. S. Reagan, vice-president;
Mrs. Overton Menger, recording
secretary; Mrs. Neal Sanders,
treasurer; Mrs. G. C. Westervelt,
parliamentarian; and Mrs. Louisa
Pearson, historian.
room of Sbisa hall. Dancing will
start at 9 p.m. and continue until
12 p.m.
General chairman of the furic-
tion is Jack Forman, who is as
sisted by Gerald Rolnik, in charge
of decorations; Gordon Siegal, in
charge of program; Bill Noa, in
charge of invitations; and Manny
Rosenthal, in charge of publicity.
Toppy Pearce and the Aggieland
orchestra will furnish the music.
The banquet room will be dec
orated with shrubbery, and tables
will be placed around the walls for
the convenience of the dancers.
The back drop will be decorated
in maroon and white, with an il
luminated seal of the Hillel Club
in the center.
Dress regulations for the dance
will be the same as for corps
Annual Meeting
Many University Profs
Expected From Colleges
Throughout Wide Area
Dr. E. N. Jones, Dean of Bay
lor University at Waco, and presi
dent-elect of the College of Arts
and Industries at Kingsville, will
be the guest speaker at A. & M.’s
spring banquet being held this
year at Sbisa Hall on April 21.
The banquet is an annual college
affair sponsored by the A. & M.
Chapter of the American Associ
ation of University Professors and
open to all who care to attend. In
past years many have come from
as far away as Dallas, Houston,
and San Marcos for the occasion,
and several from out of town are
expected this year.
Dean Jones is well known
throughout Jhe State and the
Southwest as an educator and as
a scientist. He has served as head
of the Department of Biology at
Baylor University since 1925, was
once president of the Texas Acad
emy of Science and has also been
president of the Texas Association
of Colleges. Since 1938 he has been
a member of the committee on
standards in the Association of
Texas Colleges and also a mem
ber of the committee on secondary
schools in the Southern Associ
ation of Secondary Schools and
Colleges. He is active in a number
of honorary and scientific societies
and in Rotary. All organizations
and institutions with which he is
associated rate him highly as a
scholar and as one of the ablest-
public speakers in the State.
Some of the past speakers in
this annual banquet affair are
Homer P. Rainey, president of the
University of Texas, O. E. Lovett,
president-emeritus of Rice Insti
tute, and Robert L. Southerland,
director of the Hogg Foundation at
the University of Texas.
Wall Speaks About
FBI And Its Work
Before a Large Crowd
Representative of the F. B. L,
C. E. Wall, spoke to a crowd of
students, faculty members, and
outsiders Thursday evening to a
meeting sponsored by Economics
club in the chemistry lecture room.
Wall spoke upon the history and
the work of the F. B. I. beginning
with its foundation in 1908 as a
department of justice or investiga
tion. As a result of the efforts of
J. Edgar Hoover, the organization
has been free of politics since 1924.
He stated that the F. B. I. now
has one of the most modern lab
oratories for crime detection in
Washington, D. C. Three years ago
most of the crime cases dealth
with prostitution under the white
slave act and with forgeries. Since
1939 they have been dealing large
ly with espionage, sabotage, and
the un-American elements in our
Tonight members of the corps
will swing out to George Wald’s
“Music as New as Tomorrow” in
Sbisa Hall. His congas and rhum
bas together with plenty of sweet
swing made a hit with the Coast
Artillery regiment last night.
Dancers were somewhat amazed
when they saw various members of
the band teaching some of the
dance steps to the participants of
the show. “Young Mr. Rythm,” as
Wald is sometimes called, presents
quite an attraction as he takes
over on the floor.
More and greater attractions in
the way of the hot numbers and,
in contrast, the soft sweet music,
will be available for all members
of the corps from 9 til 12 tonight.
Wald believes that versatility is
the keynote of his music, and this
alone has been an attraction to his
band for many couples. He has
played in such places as the Ara
gon Ballroom, the Lookout House
in Covington, Kentucky, and for
the Fitch Band Wagon.
Heaton Leaves
For Chicago Meet
Registrar H. L. Heaton left to
day to attend the 13th meeting of
the American Association of Col
legiate Registrars held ih Chicago
April 13-16. The convention will be
held this year in the Drake hotel.
Last year in April E. J. Howell,
at that time registrar of the col
lege, was elected president for this
year’s convention but since he was
called to active duty in the army
in July, he was forced to resign
the office.
Bresnen and Gofer in Election for Editor
Kirk, Harrison, Denney out for Senior Rep
Members of the student elections comrnittee and of the
student activities committee in final decisions on the elig
ibility of candidates who have filed for the various student
offices, declared that for Battalion editor, Ken Bresnen and
D. B. Gofer were eligible. Tom Vannoy had filed for Bat
talion editor but was ruled out of the race because he will
not be able to graduate with his class next year.
■ Acting Battalion editor E. M.
Rosenthal has been made full edi
tor of the Battalion newspaper
and magazine, and D. C. Thurman
and Lee Rogers who have acted
as managing editors for the news
paper have been promoted to as
sociate editors.
Candidates Dave Pinson and
Walter Cardwell were made elig
ible to be voted on by the Agri
culture Council for the Agricultur
ist editorship.
E. A. Gordon and C. H. Wallace
were also accepted to be voted
upon for the editorship of the En-
'Sailors on Horseback”
Showing an example of the cordiality with which the first gobs ever
to grace the A. & M. campus have been received we find several of the
sailors’ getting treated to a horseback ride. All over the campus cadets
and sailors have been seen together, in friendly and unrestrained asso
Fifty-Five Have
Finished First Aid
A total of 55 men have com
pleted the Red Cross courses of
fered by C. E. Tishler of the Phys
ical Education department.
Those men who have completed
the advanced course satisfactorily
are: Anderwald, Frank C.; Black,
W. L. Jr.; Cartrite, Hugh T.; Holz-
heauser, J. D.; Kirk, Samuel K.;
Lang, J. T.; Morehouse, W. B.;
Nixon Steele H.; Pesek, John T.
Jr.; White, Louis P.; Barbee, G.
W.; Cullum, T. A.; Eberspacher,
L. ; Schirm, M. H.; Smothers, D. D.
Those men completing the stan
dard course are as follows: All-
bright, M. C.; Caraway, Robert B.;
Creel, H. G.; Flynt, J. M.; Goode,
M. G.; Grimes, G. M.; Japhet, W.
E. , Jr.; Kessler, Sydney M.; Mc-
Garr, J. P.; McKinney, Harry R.;
Morgan, Clyde; Moughon, Billy C.;
Parker, Gerald W.; Pettigrew, Jim
M.; Tilton, R. J.; Cosby, John W.,
Jr.; Fort, M. G.; Hurst, Charles J.;
Morgan, Tilford H.; Sullivan, Rob
ert P.; Wetzel, W. B.; Wilkinson,
Jack W.; Wood, J. D.; Petifils, A.
F. ; Adkisson, G. B.; Brandon, P.
W.; Cartwright, Stewart; Jenkins,
J. S.; Pearson, L. M.; Ridenour, C.
A.; Rudloff, C. S.; Schaedel, C. T.;
Skidmore, R. G.; Sorrels, J. W.;
Thompson, J. W.; Underwood,
George M.; Williams, Oma R.;
Hendricks, Don N., Jr.
Kapers Program
To Feature Wald
George Wald and his orchestra
will be featured on the Kadet Kap
ers program tonight. The Kapers
program, which begins at 7:15 and
lasts till 8:15 will also consist of
more group singing and contests of
all kinds.
Everyone is invited to attend and
have a chance at one of those ci
gars which are furnisMfed by Made-
ley’s Pharmacy.
E. M. Rosenthal, newly appointed
editor of the Battalion who has
been acting editor since Don Ga
briel, former editor departed to
the Army in January.
Egg Prices Will
Come Over WTAW
Producers and buyers of eggs
will be aided by a new daily serv
ice of Station WTAW, a five-min
ute market report and agrjpultural
bulletin which now opens the sta
tion’s broadcasting day at 11:25
a. m. The market report is tele
graphed from Chicago each morn
ing just before “air time,” and is
sponsored by the Texas Agricul
tural Experiment Station.
Ralph Baker, Pbultry Marketing
Specialist of the Experiment Sta
tion, was responsible for securing
this service for the radio station,
according to WTAW director John
Rosser. The price quotations are
intended to help producers by keep
ing them informed of timely price
trends. Also, Baker pointed out,
many farmers and small producers
are not fully acquainted with the
system of grading eggs for qual
ity, with resulting variations in
price. “It seems reasonable to be
lieve a man will want to produce
better eggs if he clearly under
stands that better eggs bring bet
ter prices,” Baker said.
In addition to the egg prices,
a recent re-scheduling of WTAW
programs has made it possible to
add room for other current agri
cultural news. Emergency an
nouncements and news of last-min
ute developments in the war pic
ture as it affects the farmer will
be furnished by the Extension
Service, the AAA, and the Texas-
USDA War Board, Rosser said.
Polls for the student election
will be open from 8 a.m. to 12
a.m. and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in the
Academic building. February
registration receipts will be the
only credentials necessary for
any student to be eligible to
vote. The runoff, if necessary,
will be held Thursday, April 16,
in the Academic building at the
same hours as for the primary
gineer magazine. Members of the
Engineers Council will vote upon
these two candidates.
Men who were accepted by the
Studnt Activities Committee as
candidates for Senior Representa
tive on the Student Activities
Committee are S. K. Kirk, Bland
Harrison and J. C. Denney.
Aggies selected for Junior Rep
resentative on the Student Activ
ities are, Lamar Haines, Sid
Smith, R. O. Thompson and Mar
vin McMillan. Harold Ivey has
been declared ineligible, for the
Head yell leaders for the coming
year are Ted O’Leary and Chuck
A grant permitting the expend
iture of $165 was made by the
Student Activities Committee for
a cyclorama curtain to be used as
a back drop in the Assembly hall.
Singing Cadets
Will Appear On
Town Hall Show
Tuesday night at 8 p.m., the
Singing Cadets will appear on
Town Hall. The program will be
given in Guion Hall.
Last year, the Singing Cadets
were the favorite feature of the
Town Hall series. The program
was made up of songs that appeal
ed to the students, and it was the
first time the singing organization
appeared before the corps with a
complete program. The success of
the program was indicated by the
numerous encores.
Annual Cotton Pageant May 1
Scheduled to be in Guion Hall
By Nelson Karbach
Gene Wilmeth, president of the
Agronomy Society, announced to-
day^that the business management
committee in charge of the Cotton
Pageant and Ball had obtained
Guion Hall as £he scene for this
year’s annual Cotton Pageant. The
pageant will begin at 8 o’clock on
May 1. The pageant will no longer
be held in its traditional place in
DeWare Field House where it has
been held for the past ten years.
King Cotton for the Cotton
Pageant and Ball will be Gene
Wilmeth who is president of the
Agronomy Society and is a senior
from Ebony, Texas. His queen will
be the lovely Ernestine Ashe.
^.11 indications promise that this
is going to be one of the largest
of all the Cotton Pageants ever
presented, Wilmeth stated. To date
there have been 115 beautiful
duchesses from all over Texas to
enter the pageant; and it is ex
pected that entries that are turned
in late will bring the total to more
than a hundred-and-fifty.
The program will begin with the
crowning of King and Queen Cot
ton. This will be followed by the
presentation of all the dukes and
duchesses of the court. After the
crowning of the royalty and the
presentation of the court, the court
will be entertained by a group of
dancers from TSCW.
Following immediately after the
pageant, the Cotton Ball will be
held in Sbisa Hall from 10 until 2.
Music will be furnished by Toppy
Pearce and the Aggieland Orches
This will be the eleventh Cotton
Ball and Pageant to be sponsored
by the Agronomy Society. The
purpose of the pageant and ball is
to raise funds to send three Aggies
on a survey tour through the
southern and eastern United
States and parts of Canada. The
students who make the trip are t»
be selected from the three students
who make the highest average of
nine competitive examinations to
be given covering cotton.