The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 21, 1942, Image 1

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DIAL 4-5444 OFFICTAL NEWSPAPER OF THE CITY OF COLLEGE STATION The Battalion DIAL 4-5444 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE CITY OF COLLEGE STATION IS ADMINISTRATION BLDG. VOLUME 41 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 21, 1942 2275 NUMBER 86 Awards Will Be Given To Students on Publications At Banquet in Sbisa Hall In recognition of the past year’s work on the student publications, awards of watches to editors, gold silver and bronze keys will be giv en to the members of the Press Club at its annual banquet in the annex of Sbisa Hall tomorrow eve ning at 6:30 o’clock. President T. 0. Walton will make the principal address at the banquet and Dean F. C. Bolton will deliver the awards, Ralph Criswell, president of the Press Club stated Monday. Eight seniors who will receive watches for their work on the stu dent publications are R. L. Heit- kamp, E. M. Rosenthal, Mike Haikin, Ralph Criswell, Jack Grantham, Billy Davis, Roland Bing, and Harvey Lynn. Fourteen gold keys awarded to graduating seniors who have Civil Service Offers Jobs For Junior Assistants Seniors or Graduates Are Eligible to Take Exams for Positions The U. S. Civil Service Com mission has announced examina tions for college graduates and senior students in the Junior Pro fessional Assistant positions. These positions require no experi ence, and salaries range from $1,- 440 to $1,800 a year. The annual examination, an nounced in January, included a number of options; the new ex- ariiination is for all branches of junior professional and scientific work, but eligibles are particular ly desired in the fields of Public Administration, Business Analysis, Economics, Home Economics, Library Science, and Mathematics through Calculus. Applicants must have completed a four-year college course, or be enrolled in the last semester or the last quarter of the senior year. Application forms may be had at any first or second class post of fice. Skilled workers, architects, en gineers and draftsmen are needed for employment at the Panama Canal. These jobs, along with many more, pay $1.48 to $1.52 per hour. Other jobs open, such as Naval Architects, Marine Engin eers, Chief Engineering Drafts man, etc., pay from $239.58 to $333.33 per month. Appointees will be furnished free transporta tion to the Canal. Maximum age limit is 55 years, and applicants must be citizens of the United States and must be able to furnish proof thereof. worked on the newspaper staff for three years will be given to E. M. Rosenthal, Bill Hauger, D. C. Thurman, Lee Rogers, Murray Evans and Tom Gillis. Pete Tum- linson and Sid Lord will receive keys for their work on The Bat talion magazine. Roland Bing and Billy Davis and Ed Douglass will be awarded keys for their three years on the Agriculturist and En gineer staffs. Gold keys for members of the Longhorn staff will be given to J. C. Grantham and J. B. Hancock. Silver keys will be awarded to all members of the publications staff who have worked for two years. Bronze keys will be given to those students who have been on the staff for one year. After the banquet an election of officers for next year will be held in the parlor of Sbisa Hall. This year’s officers are Ralph Criswell, president; Tom Gillis, vice-presi dent; and Ed Gordon, secretary. Contributors to the editorial page have been invited to attend the banquet. A complete list of the contributors and staff mem bers of the publications will be printed at a later date. Jackson, Durell And Willeford Win In Science Contest The winning of two gold medals and an honorable mention for pa pers read in the contest held by the United Science Clubs of A. & M. have been announced. Gold medals were awarded to Albert W. Jackson, of the Entomology Club for his paper on “Chermid Leaf Galls Affecting Yaupon” and to George Willeford of the Pre-Medic Society for his paper of “Desicated Block Plasma; A New Life Line.” Third place, with honorable men tion, was given to James S, Dur ell of the Fish and Game Club for his paper on “Fall and Winter Activities of the Mole in East Texas.” Two other contests at which pa pers will be read have been an nounced. The first will be at the meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, which will be held in Houston on May, 8 and 9. All club members are invited to attend that meeting, and manuscripts are in vited. Manuscripts should be sub mitted to Dr. C. C. Doak of the Biology department at once. The second contest will be at the regular meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, which will be held on the A. & M. campus this fall, at which representatives from other colleges will attend. Mounted Review in Khaki Is at 2 o’CIock Y to Present Langston Colored Lt Jauer, Ex Aggie ChoiratGuionTomorrowNight Reminisces and Turns Gray--and No Wonder Double entertainment for a sin gle price awaits Aggies' tomorrow night in Guion Hall. At this time the Y.M.C.A. will present the col ored A Capella Choir from Langs ton University in Oklahoma. The program will begin at 6:45 and will last approximately one hour. Following the presentation of songs will be the regular show, “Woman of the Year”, at no extra charge. The Langston Choir is composed Dr E N Jones Guest At AAUP Banquet Dr. E. N. Jones, dean of arts and sciences of Baylor University, and newly elected president of Texas A. & L, will be honored at an annual banquet by the college and the American Association of University Professors tonight at 7:00 p. m. in Sbisa Hall. This is the annual banquet that in the past has honored President Homer Rainey of Texas University, Presi dent Lovett, of Rice, and Dr. Sutherland of the Hogjj Founda tion. Dr. Jones will be introduced by Dean F. ,C. Bolton, at which time he will speak on the subject “What’s in a Curriculum.” Other items on the program will be vio lin selections by Mrs. C. H. Grone- man, accompanied b'y Mrs, Ralph W. Steen at the piano, and the playing of folk music records col lected by W. A. Owens, of the English department. Tickets cost one dollar each and may be bought' from Dr. D. B. Gofer of the English department. The banquet will be informal. Summer Town Hall Programs Include New and Old Features By Ken Bresnen John Lawrence, Town Hall man ager-elect, yesterday announced the attractions which have already been booked for the summer Town Hall series. Season tickets for all summer performances will be priced at $1.00 for students and $2.00 for reserved seats. Jean Dickinson, operatic soprano who appeared at A. & M. in the 1940 series, has been reengaged to sing for the Aggies. On her first visit to College Station Miss Dick inson was met with wide acclaim, winning the hearts of every Aggie who attended her concert. The petite little brunette included semi-popular tunes in her reper toire along with the usual classics. The rendition that will linger long est in the memories of those who \ttended is the “Donkey Seren ade.” “Romance of Old Mexico” will be brought to the campus by Colonel Ricardo de Escamilla, soldier of fortune, and formerly one of Pan- cho Villa’s riders. Escamilla’s company is outfitted in elaborate costumes which are authentic na tive dress of the various historical Mexican periods portrayed. One dress worn by Greta Rubio, mezzo- soprano, required 26 ounces of gold in the making. Her costume in the role of the “Tehuana Maiden” in cludes a feather blanket made of thousands of feathers from every known Mexican bird. The program of old Mexico will include legends, and folk lore and ancient Indian chants set to music by the company’s composer. Many of Escamilla’s experiences have also been included in the program. Heralded in the nation’s greatest newspapers as nothing less than captivating, the troupe called forth this remark from Col. R. W. Cham berlain, F. A., when they appeared at Camp Shelby, Miss., “Unani mous in our opinion as to its suc cess and adaptability for the best entertainment for troops as well as elsewhere.” The rhythm and character of the songs of the colored race, com bining joy, superstition, and re ligion, will be offered to Town Rail goers by the Jackson Jubilee Singers. Notable among the mem bers of this ensemble is John Garth who played in the largest capitals of the world following a long stay on the “Gay White Way” in New York. Their presentation will in clude selections from “Show Boat”, “Hallelujah,” “Green Pastures” and other famous colored produc tions. Combining swing, classics, and concert satire will appear Henry Scott, star of stage, concert and radio. According to a recent article in Time magazine, Scott has played 44% notes per second, outspeed- ing the renowned Paderewski by 18 notes. After his appearance at West Point Military Academy, the following commendation appeared in the college paper: “Last night Henry Scott . . . was an unquali fied success. He is a born show man and caught the mood of his audieneg immediately. From the beginning, every gesture, every word, had a telling effect.” In addition to the attractions offered above, Lawrence announced that he hopes to be able to add one or two more features to the series to complete the bookings. If a good swing band is available during the summer, it will be of fered to Town Hall patrons. of ten male and eight female voices. It was organized ten years ago and has been making tours throughout the Southwest since that time. At present the group is under the direction of H. F. Mells. Ben Schleider Is Picked to Be Drum Major of A&M Band Ben H. Schleider of Brenham was recently elected head drum major of the Aggie Band for the next school year that will start June 1, Bill Bucy, master sergeant of the band said Monday. Edwin Perry of Palestine and Joe Gordon of Homer, La., were elected as sistant drum majors in charge of the Infantry and Field Artillery Bands, respectively. The principal duty of the head drum major is originate forma tions to be used at the football games and with the aid of his assistants, lead and direct the band. An entirely different forma tion must be used at each game. Schleider will replace A. M. Hinds of Tye, who was head drum major this year. Hinds’ assistants for this year were Jack Balagia, Austin, and Claud Stewart, Waco. Only junior members of the band participated in the election. Like scenes from the script of a Hollywood thriller are the ex periences of Lieut. William E. Jauer, an ex-Aggie, when his plane crashed in the Sierra _ Nevada mountains last week. After the crash Lieut. Jauer and Sgt. Brown, who was accompany ing him, tramped through snowy mountains for 23 hours before coming to a telephone to call for help. After aid was finally obtained at a forest ranger station and the men placed in a hospital a posse discovered that a mountain lion had followed the pair’s tracks for miles. Both men are recovering in a hospital and are expected to be re leased in a few days. Ex-Aggie Promoted In Army Air Corps Randolph Field.—Corporal Bris- ter M. Guess, ex-student of A. & M. College, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Brister E. Guess of Rogers, Texas, has just been promoted to sergeant here at the “West Point of the Air.” He is a clerk in post operations—the department which “keeps books” on all air traffic other than that of Aviation Cadets. He attended A. & M. during the year 1938-39. Vox Pop Quiz Program Will Broadcast Over National Hookup from Guion Hall The Vox Pop Quiz program will broadcast from the A. & M. cam pus on May 11 over a nation-wide hookup. Vox Pop is a quiz pro gram conducted on the order of the Mars Candy Company pro gram of Dr. I. Q. Its perform ances are given all over the coun try, especially at the service camps and stations. A representative will be sent here in advance, and he will pick a group of 100 prospects. These students will then be narrowed down to around 10. This group will then appear on the program and will receive prizes for their participation. Vox Pop was originated by Parks Johnson in Houston and started on KTRH. Later, after its initial success, it was taken to New York and has been there for the past 9 years. Johnson, who Grayson Mothers Club Adds to Library Fund The Grayson County A. & M. Mother’s Club has made a gift to. the Library General Reading Fund, Dr. T. F. Mayo announced yes terday. This was a gift of two dollars and a half for the purpose of buying books for which funds are not otherwise available. Books purchased by the fund are fiction, non-fiction, and classical records requested by the students, general policies being determined by a Student Committee. serves as master of ceremonies, has broadcast his program on a coast-to-coast chain since then. The performance will be held in Guion hall, and the audience will participate. Tank Destroyer Company to Put On Exhibit Immediately After Review At 2 o’clock today the first mounted review of the year will be held. This review has been scheduled in order to pro vide an opportunity to practice for the mounted review to be held April 30 for the annual Federal Inspection. Classes will be suspended at two o’clock and first call will be sounded at 2:10. Assembly will follow at 2:15 and Adjutant’s call will sound as soon as the corps is formed. The uniform for the review has been designated by the commandant as Number 2 khaki. Senior cadet officers may wear boots if they so desire. The memorandum from the commandant’s office carrying in-" formation about the review states that cadets not in proper uniform will not be allowed to participate and will be counted as absent. One Cavalry troop and one bat tery of Field Artillery will attend the formation mounted. One bat tery of Artillery is to review mot orized. These mounted units will be designated by the senior in structor of their respective units. Following the review by the corps, a demonstration will be held by a tank destroyer company from the newest unit of the army, the tank destroyer Battalion. All organizations which review un der arms will march from the pa rade ground totheir barracks and replace their equipment. As soon as this is done, they will form in front of their respective dormi tories and return tothe parade ground to witness the tank de stroying demonstration. Units not upder arms will remain in the vic inity of the parade ground when they have passed in review. The formation will be line of regiments in line of battalions in column of masses. The order of the units in line is as follows: Band, Infantry, Field Artillery (dis mounted batteries), Composite Re giment, Cavalry (less dismounted troop), Engineers and Coast Art illery. The order for the mounted units is mounted Cavalry troop, horsedrawn Field Artillery bat tery, and motorized Field Artillery battery. College Work at T U Improves During War AUSTIN— (CAP). —Academic work of University of Texas tech nical students—those registered in the vital defense fields of engineer ing, chemistry, physics and pre medical work—is improving since outbreak of the war, a university administrator believes. Dr. J. Alton Burdine, vice presi dent of the university, says grades of students in these branches of study are showing marked im provement. Many students—par ticularly men—are devoting more complete attention to their studies than before, he declares. Walton to Address Brady C of C Members President T. O. Walton will ad dress the Brady Chamber of Com merce tonight on the topic of education and the war. The occa sion for the address is the annual banquet of the organization. Registrar Sends 15,000 Bulletins To Possible Fish 1 Enrollment Expected To Be Approximately 4,000 For First Summer Term Fifteen thousand pictorial bul letins are now in the process of being sent to high school students in Texas, H. L. Heaton, acting registrar has announced. Twenty? four pages of pictures and text cover aspects of Aggie life from drill and other classes to parties, corps dances, balls and athletic events. Various courses offered by the college are covered in brief paragraphs, and a great deal of space is devoted to the laboratories of the different departments. Scenic views about the college are represented through views of buildings of the campus, views at such landmarks as Sully and Kyle Field. The purpose of this bulletin, Heaton stated, is to inform June high school graduates of A. & M.’s resources as an institution of learning, so that they might start in the summer session, at which about 1000 freshmen are expected to enter here. This number will augment an expected total of 4000 students that will attend this summer, Heaton said. Federal Inspection To Be April 29-30 Inspecting officers will be on the campus Wednesday and Thurs day, April 29 and 30, to conduct the annual federal inspection of the ROTC unit. The inspectors will attend Military Science class es on April 29 and the morning of April 30. While in College Station the officers will also examine all government property and materiel which is used by the college in military instruction. Since part of the government property includes the wool uni forms issued to students enrolled in the basic course, the review on the afternoon of the thirtieth will probably be in Number 1 wool, states Maj. A. J. Bennett, adjutant. As yet the inspecting officers have not been designated by Corps Area headquarters. Eleventh Annual Cotton Ball To Be Held in Guion Hall on May 1 ' By Clyde Franklin A. & M.’s Agronomy Society will present its eleventh annual Cotton Pageant in Guion Hall Fri day night, May 1, at 8 o’clock. Heading the ceremonies will be E. D. (Gene) Wilmeth and his queen, Miss Ernestine Ashe, a freshman from T.S.C.W. Along with the king and queen will be eight maids to the queen and some 175 duchesses and their escorts Representing various campus or ganizations and other outstanding organizations, schools and colleges all over Texas. Over 140 duchesses have already sent in their blanks stating that they would be present for the af fair and others are coming in daily. This year the pageant is to be held in Guion Hall although in the past it has been held in the Deware Field House and was orig inally slated this year to be held in Sbisa Hall. The stage of Guion Hall is to be converted into a palatial room in which will be seated the king and queen on a pink satin love seat and grouped around them on the stage will be the maids to the queen. The king will be srowned by one of the dignitaries of the college and he then will crown his queen. The king will be crowned guidance of J. S. Mogford, pro fessor of Agronomy, who was the originator of the cotton pageant and has already successfully con ducted 10 pageants. The profit from the Cotton Pag eant and Cotton Ball goes into a fund to be used to send three stu dents on a cotton tour which in past years has included many for eign countries but this year will be confined to the United States because of present world condi- ons. ghe highest grades on a series of ex aminations which are now being given will be able to make this tour. The names of the three win ners will be announced at the Cot ton Pageant. Immediately following the pag eant will be the Cotton Ball to be held in Sbisa Hall. The entire corps is invited to this ball and will be allowed to wear civilian attire as will the escorts in the Cotton Pag eant. Escorts were told this year that they would not be required to buy any fancy clothes because of the present war conditions but that they would preferably wear light weight wool, linen, or tuxedos if they did not wish to wear their dress uniform. As indicated by the rapidity with which reserved seat tickets have been sold there will be a large crowd present this year to witness the eleventh annual Cot ton Pageant, Mogford stated. Reserved seat tickets are now available in Room 300 Agriculture Building in the Agronomy Office for 50 cents and general admis sion tickets are on sale at the same place for 35 cents.