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Whe Battalion
The Battalion, official newspaper of the Agricultural and
Mechanical College of Texas and the City of College Station,
is published three times weekly, and issued Tuesday, Thursday
and 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
upon 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
1941 Member 1942
Associated Gotle6icrte Press
E. M. Rosenthal Editor-in-chief
D. C. Thurman Associate Editor
Lee Rogers Associate Editor
Ralph Criswell -Advertising Manager
Sports Staff
■ike Haikin Sports Editor
W. F. Oxford Assistant Sports Editor
Mike Mann Senior Sports Assistant
Chick Hurst Junior Sports Editor
Russell Chatham Junior Sports Assistant
Circulation Staff
Gene Wilmeth Circulation Manager
F. D. Asbury Junior Assistant
Bill Huber, Joe Stalcup Circulation Assistants
Cedric Landon Senior Assistant
Photography Staff
Tack Jones Staff Photographer
Bob Crane, Ralph Stenzel Assistant Photographers
Phil Crown Assistant Photographer
Tuesday’s Staff
Tom Vannoy Junior Managing Editor
Tack Hood. Junior Editor
Brooks Gofer - Junior Editor
Clyde C. Franklin - Junior Editor
Ken Bresnen .; Junior Editor
V. A. Goforth -Assistant Advertising Manager
Calvin Brumley, Arthur L. Cox, Russell Chatham, Bill
Fox, Jack Keith, Tom Journeay, W. J. Hamilton, Nelson Kar-
baeh, Tom Leland, Doug Lancaster, Charles P. McKnight, Keith
Kirk, Weinert Richardson, C. C. Scruggs, Henry H. Yollentine,
Bid Kingery, Edmund Bard, Henry Tillet, Harold Jordon, Fred
Pankey, John May, Lonnie Riley, Jack Hood.
A New Tour Duty
It is generally understood that NYA funds
for student labor will be cut considerably
next semester, and even though it is hoped
that the deplted income will be partially com
pensated with additional college money the
blow will be felt considerably.
Perhaps the department which will be
hit the hardest will be the Landscape Art
department. The great number of students
who now keep the campus in condition will
be reduced to a minimum; in fact, the num
ber will be far from adequate.
There is a way which this condition can
be relieved without any additional cost to the
college, with no extra effort involved.
At present every Saturday and Sunday
afternoon some students are required to do
tour duty. At the end of their two hour
walk all that has been accomplished other
than the teaching of a lesson in discipline is
the wearing out of shoe leather. No concrete
results can he seen.
It is easy to see that in times like these
when labor is at a premium it is not prac
tical to have men expending energy with no
results forthcoming. That is what can be
said about many Aggies who walk the bull
ring week in and week out. Why not let
these men do something other than just
The problem-of needing labor is here.
That labor is also being spent—but not in the
right direction. Therefore why not let this
want be satisfied? Why not let those who
are sentenced to tour duty assist the col
lege and the landscape art department four
hours each week in something beneficial?
This plan can work if it is given a
chance. It will supply a need that is definite
ly going to be here. Perhaps it will also make
the demerit system more efective as some
seniors are now in favor of. It will help all
Never say more than is necessary.
—Richard Sheridan
Life is surely given us for higher pur
poses than to gather what our ancestors
have wisely thrown away.
—Samuel Johnson
Penny's Serenade
By W. L, Penberthy
The boxing finals Saturday night wound up
the largest and one of the most successful
tournaments we have had in the history of
intramural boxing at the school and I want
to take this opportunity to express grateful
appreciation to the many who volunteered
their services and did so much to help make
the tournament a success. To you 375 con
testants, we want you to know that you were
a swell bunch to work with, as were the re
creational officers who represented you.
Thanks to you, S. 0. Callahan, V. D.
Wood, Roland Bing and E. L. Santoni, for
your fine help in timing the bouts.
To you, “Pappa” Wesson, Frank Lit-
terst, C. L. Smith, Willard Holzheauser, Bill
Henderson, Angus Stocking and Jim Davis,
thanks for some mighty fine judging. There
were some mighty close bouts and you might
have missed some, but I don’t think you did.
We wouldn’t have asked you to judge if we
hadn’t thought you were human enough to
be capable of making a mistake, and we ap
preciate the fact that you were willing to
help us and give so generously of your time.
It takes courage to judge and it takes cour
age to take criticism from your fellow stud
ents. No courage is needed to call them from
the stands when you are not called upon to
help determine the official decision.
To you spectators who came down with
the idea of seeing good wholesome competi
tion between your fellow students and who
enjoyed the bouts and had a ready hand for
the contestants who had shown honest, clean Wald & Co.
effort, it was a pleaure to have you, and we
hope that you will attend all of our contests.
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"Backwash: An agitation resulting from socos action or occurrence.”—Webster
To you spectators who came to the
matches and felt that booing was a necessary
part of every program, we have a better use
for the seat you ocupied. Some booing is good
natured and thoughless (I hope), but it is
an attitude that grows worse as time goes
by. Some of you booecd deisions, some of you
booed some of the contestants because you
didn’t like them, after, they had fought their
hearts out, and then some of you just booed.
But the fact remains that you booed your
fellow students and your own folks and that
is certainly not what our prograrp stands for.
At most contests people must pay for the
privilege to boo, but we have never charged
for Intramural contests and don’t want to
unless it is forced upon us. It may appear
that this is only my opinion, but the most
harsh criticism I have heard has come from
the boxers themselves—from the losers as
well as the winners. The idea of the sport is
to give the contestants good clean competi
tion and in the future I hope that our spec
tators wil Itake the cue from the contestants
and be the same fine sports that they the
contestants have shown themselves to be.
The World Turns On
Khaki - Blue Friendship
It has been a pleasant surprise. Many hoped
for it at least in a less intense degree, some
thought it would never happen.
Yes, the naval men on the A. & M.
campus have not only become good friends
of the students but also have become
staunch supporters of Aggieland. Some of
them even have gone so far as to claim per
manent affiliation.
At Saturday’s ball game it was a pecu
liar sight. There were both Aggies and blue
jackets in the stands, but this was not the
unusual part. The Aggies were out yelling
as usual but man for man the sailors were
out yelling them. Aggie enthusiasm was
Navy enthusiasm; Aggie spirit was Navy
spirit; Aggie ups and downs were Navy ups
and downs.
Junior yell leader Ted O’Leary was the
person to whom this sight was most notice
able. All during the game he passed back
and forth and when he pointed a directing
finger at the stands for yells the bluejackets
were the first to respond and, as he claims,
with the loudest yells. It was truly a demon
stration of loyal Aggie spirit.
The friendship was demonstrated fur
ther Sunday morning. All over the campus
could be seen small groups of khaki and
blue intermingled. Aggies and sailors were
going all over together, some to church,
some to the gate, and some to the many
other places on the campus. It was a real
friendship and understanding.
In making my debut as a contributor to “The
World Turns On”, I would like to emphasize
the fact that there is but one world to “turn
on”. It is the same world that has been
“turning on” for millions of years. There is
every evidence, despite the gravity of present
political and military crises, that it will con
tinue to turn on for at least a few million
years more. Irrespective of whether we as
individuals or as a group win, lose, or draw
in our present conflicts, the world will turn
In these troublesome times of doubt, it
is reassuring to examine the wall of a great
mountain, the face of a great canyon, the
log of a deep well, or the ruins of an ancient
city. The evidence hidden in each will testify
to the great age of our Earth, and to the
adaptability of plants, animals, and men. On
each stony page of the earth’s crust ample
proof has been left in the form of tracks,
bones, leaf imprints, and human artifacts of
the kind of stuff used as raw material for
building the firm earth for whose surface
we so desperately struggle. The Creator has
left a legible record of what has transpired
on this turning world during millions of rev
olutions around the sun and billions of turns
around the polar axis.
Plenty of sweet-swing, congas,
rhumbas, waltzes, and an occasion
al novelty tune, all mixed in the
right proportion, earned “Young
Mr. Rhythm” & Co. the top spot
on the Aggie’s
list of favorite
bands so far this
year. George and
his boys surpris
ed dancers with
the unexpected
punch his organ
ization packed
. . . and so the
Coast band land
ed on top in spite of the fact that
it almost wasn’t . . . Wald nosed
out Lunceford, not because it was
the better outfit, but because he
had more personality, more orig
inality, and he didn’t try to wear
the dancers out with one sizzler
after another . . . incidentally,
that wasn’t Wald’s entire band, but
the Coast boys (and others) say
it was enough . . . everybody was
singing “Who Slapped Annie on
the Fannie With a Flounder” fol
lowing the dances and Kadet Ka-
pers. Wisecracked Wald after a
rendition of the same: “I see you
folks go for the higher type of
entertainment around here.” . . .
Vocalist Eunice Clarke drew “uh-
huhs!” from everybody ... A
few of the bolder dancers coaxed
George down from the bandstand
for instructions in the “art” of the
rhumba (it was called worse by
some) and found out he really
knows his business . . . Wald said
this is the first place he’s ever
played where the men don’t like
to be called “gentlemen.” At Kadet
Kapers, he didn’t catch on at first
—he thought the boys were razz
ing and booing him—but finally
got the drift and did OJC. . . .
the whole gang were grateful for
the hospitality shown them, espe
cially in Mitchell Hall.
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Backwasihin’ Around
Forward: The spirit of the times
is best set forth by a simple, but
strong country boy who replied to
the nice USO lady, “No, mam, I
don’t intend to lay down my life
fur my country—I aim to make
the other feller lay down his fur
his’n” . . ., the Halifaxes will drop
in the drawing room of the library
at T. U. for a “spot of tea” after
they leave here Wednesday . . .
some of the Aggie-Exes who stop
ped in on the Coast Ball for a
look-see Friday night, got a real
kick when two lovelies deserted
their dates to ask the Exes to
dance—they did, while the boys
stood by with forced smiles . . .
the neat job of paint slinging—or
spraying, as it was—on the back
drop for the Coast Ball, was by
Jerry Rolnik, who sketched the
mural, and Phil Crown, who did
the painting . . . someone said that
last Wednesday night reminded
them of the film “I Wake Up
Screaming”—(or do you like
chicken pie) . . . and the paper
shortage become acute.
• • •
The Rains Came
Following is a brainstorm by
June Brown, of the Genetics De-
\ (See BACKWASH, Page 4)
A story that stands out against
the world turmoil today is the tale
of a struggling Methodist minister
and his wife in their efforts to
make the world a better place in
which to live. The picture is called
Frederic March *is the parson and
Martha Scott is his wife. It is
showing at Guion Hall today and
The theme of the story has been
wonderfully developed and marvel
lously acted out. The young Can
adian doctor, March, is converted
and enters the ministry. His wife
goes with him suffering in silence
all their reverses and heartbreak
ing setbacks and gives him suffi
cient encouragement and moral
help to get over the tight spots.
The storly traces the epoc of a
struggling minister the problems
of the church from about the turn
of the century to the period just
Enlistment for Class
V-7 Naval Training To
Be Terminated Shortly
ation of Class V-7 program on or
about May 1, 1942, has been an
nounced by Rear Admirlal Randall
Jacobs, Chief of the Bureau of
Navigation, Navy Department,
Washington, D. C., according to
information received from the
Public Relations Office of the
Eighth Naval District.
After that date the only method
by which applicants will be taken
into Class V-7, which is training
for general deck and engineering
duty, will be via the Class V-l
Accredited College Program.
College graduates meeting cer
tain requirements may at present
obtain Class V-7 program training,
but after May 1 only young men
enrolled or accepted for enroll
ment in accredited colleges be
tween the ages of 17 and 19, who
are of good character, who can
meet the physical standards for
enlisted men and who attend col
lege at their own expense will be
accepted as Class V-l leading to
Class V-7 training.
preceding the start of the present
world conflict.
Horror and melodrama are the
keynotes of “THE WOLF MAN” at
the Campus today and tomorrow.
It is on the order of “Dracula”
and “Frankenstein” with Lon
Chaney, Jr., Claud Rains, and
Warren William playing the main
Chaney follows in the footsteps
of his famous father as the “wolf
man,” but he doesn’t succeed too
well. That the tale of how a man
turns into a wolf isn’t as good as
it might have been is the fault of
the script, not the actors.
Precisely opposite is the life of
a pickle king, Hugh Herbert, in
other half of the double feature at
the Campus today and tomorrow.
With the mad Russian Mischa
Auer to help him, Herbert man
ages to keep the laughs coming in
spots where the story gets rather
thin. It is just nonsensical comedy.
Tuesday, Wednesday—
“One Foot in Heaven,” star
ring Frederic March and
Martha Scott.
Tuesday, Wednesday—
“The Wolf Man,” with Claud
Rains and Lon Chaney, Jr.
Also “Don’t Get Personal,”
with Hugh Herbert and Mis
cha Auer.
Dial 4-1181
Professor Russell
Addresses Meeting
Professor Dan Russell of the
Rural Sociology department spoke
to the members of the Society of
American- Military Engineers at
the regular meeting of the group
last Thursday evening.
Tex Lynn
It is truly surprising to note
the prevalence of the idea that all
snakes should be killed, and that
each and every poisonous specie
lies waiting to strike and kill some
human being. The misconceptions
about snakes is commonplace, and
is carried from father to son to
be enlarged and exaggerated but
little of the actual truths about
snakes remains.
king, and indigo. It has been shown
that a pair of bull snakes can po
lice two or three acres of land
quite satisfactorily and curtail the
fifth-column activities of pocket
In open range country the rat
tlesnake should he given a free-
(See ODDITIES, page 4)
Y.M.CA Barber Shop
If you are biting your nails, smoking in There are, of course, poisonous :
excess, neglecting your work, mooning, or snakes in this country, but even
showing other distressing symptoms of war they are beneficial in their native
jitters and a lack of comprehension of your haunts, and may be classed, as
individual place in a world at war, then go helpful conservation agents in that
visit the mueum. There is nothing which is they keep down the incidence of
calculated to set one’s feet more firmly on noxious rodents,
basic principles than a detailed examination The pocket gopher rates with the
of the stony bowels of our earth. farmers as do Quislings in Nor-
It is true that we have no high moun- way, and they are every bit as in-
tains, deep canyons, or majestic woods at sidious. These burrowing rodents
College Station but in their absence the mat- have been known to destroy many
erials brought into the museum from such acres choice fruit trees in one
places make a fair substitute. A 60,000,000 short week, and can be credited as
year old log from a past Texas forest has being one of the worst predators
recently been added. Go gaze upon it. in areas where alfalfa is' grown.
In a musueum there is unmistakable evi- ^ bnt equally noxious
dence of the death of individuals, but there rod . en V s the fle l d on l y
is also evidence that races live on and are 13 l1; the most a bnndant rodent in
improved. There is even evidence of the ex- 1:1:16 United States, but one of the
tinction of weak or ill adapted races, but most destru ctive as well. They
better and more efficient ones have sue- reacl1 wh eat, rye, clover, and tim-
ceeded them. There are evidences of a con tin- ot by fields, and often extend into
UOUS bitter struggle which has lasted with- orchards and nurseries—none of
out armistice throughout biological time, but fbose are left unscathed from the
out of the struggle, the craftier have tri- ravages of this well-fed individual,
umphed. Records show that small nations To ° few farmers realize how ef-
and limited civilizations have passed away, fectively snakes aid them in their
but greater and more extensive ones have never-ending battle against these
been built from their ashes. Resolve then to furry pests. More farmers should
be strong, to improve in body and mind so welcome the sight of such snakes
that you and yours may survive. as the harmless coachwhips, bull,
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