The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 02, 1942, Image 2

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Page 2- THE BATTALION -SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1942 ttalion The World Turns On STUDENT TRI-WEEKLY NEWSPAPER TEXAS A. & M. COLLEGE The Battalion, official newspaper of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas and the City of College Station, published three times weekly, and issued Tuesday, Thursday id Saturday mornings. By Dr. R. W. Steen: Entered as second class matter at the Post Office at College Station, Texas, under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1870. Subscription rates upon request. $3 a school year. Advertising rates Represented nationally by National Advertising Service, Inc., at New York City, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Office, Room 122, Administration Building. Telephone 4-5444. 1941 Member 1942 Plssocioted Cblle6iate Press E. M. Rosenthal Editor-in-chief D. C. Thurman Associate Editor Lee Rogers Associate Editor Ralph Criswell Advertising Manager Sports Staff Mike 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 Wilmetlx jt, Circulation Manage F. D. Asburyl. Junior Assistan Bill Huber, Joe Stalcup Circulation Assistant ..Senior ant stants Cedric Landon Senior Assistant Photography Staff Jack Jones Staff Photographer Bob Crane, Ralph Stenzel Assistant Photographers Phil Crown Assistant Photographer Saturday’s Staff • Ken C. Bresnen '. Junior Managing Editor Keith Kirk Junior Editor Jack Hood Junior Editor Brooks Gofer Junior Editor Robert L. Freeland Assistant Editorial Editor W. A. Goforth Assistant Advertising Manager Calvin Fox, Jack Keith, ' bach, Tom Leland, Reporters uo..., XJCIOIIU, uwoira *. Keith Kirk, Weinert Richardson, C. C. Scruggs, Henry H. Vollentine, Ed Kingery, Edmund Bard, Henry Tillet, Harold Jordon, Fred Pankay, John May, Lonnie Riley, Jack Hood. Blood for America President Roosevelt has stated that for the successful winning of the war there will be sorrow, bloodshed and losses. The head of- our government is in accord with the atti tude which the British Prime Minister took soon after the conflict .started. That the United States is resolved to do their part ’ and best we have no doubt, and by all means Aggies are willing to cooperate in anyway they can in the prosecution of the war. Another suggestion has been made whereby Aggies will be able to help in a more materialistic way. This new plan is the organization of a Blood Donor Committee. With the new methods of medical science blood can be preserved for an indefinite per iod of time by proper treatment. There is no question that blood is needed for America. Through the Red Cross a system of blood “banks” has been organized, and dif ferent committees of local service groups have contributed large supplies of blood to be used by the army medical corps. Such committees can be found on many college campuses. Since Aggieland has some 5000 able bodies, it seems that such a plan could be adopted whereby Aggies could donate their blood to be used in the treatment of the wounded. One never knows but some ex- Aggie soldier may be saved by a speedy transfusion of blood. Quotable Quotes “Every high school, junior college and college should provide selected courses des ignated as National Service courses and .should require every student t ( o select a se ries of such courses that would prepare him to meet the nation’s needs. Rigid standards should be maintained and provision should be made for refresher courses. Much of what would be needed for such a program already is available in our schools. After the war camps, equipment and technically trained men could be added to such a program, and such a Civilian National Service program might be the answer to federal aid. The values of such a program to the nation would be millions of children and youth moving steadily through the schools, trained and ready on call to meet any national emergency our part in the post war world may require. If our schools rise to the challenge, de mocracy never again will be branded as in efficient nor will the children of our children know the humiliation of those tragic words —‘too little and too late’.” Dr. Frank W. Hart, professor of education at the Univer sity of California, believes armed might will be necessary to prevent a recurrence of the present world war, and armies must have a trained civilian population behind them. * * * “It is a paradox that, although military defense has been .a perennial problem of the American people, there has been until re cently no conscious, integrated and continu- •ous study of military security as a funda mental problem of government and society. It is another paradox that, although we live in a warlike world, there has been almost no systematic consideration by American schol ars of the role of war in human affairs. As democracy is based upon belief in the power of public opinion and other moral sanctions, we have understandably given great weight to the problem of collective security. It is now necessary, without de creasing our interest in post-war problems of political and economic reorganization, to restore a balance as between such studies and studies of national power. Indeed, there can be no permanent se curity unless statemanship understands the role which controlled and socially direct ed military forces must play in maintenance of order and stability.”—Edward Mead Earle of the Institute for Advanced Study, Prince ton, N. J., says de-emphasis on military study has resulted in a missing link in American security. The President in his fireside chat on Tuesday evening explained to the people his program for preventing further inflation. The consumer is quite happy to have prices frozen before the dollar* loses all of its pur chasing power, and the average citizen prob ably approves most of the points in the pres ident’s platform. In so far as taxation is concerned the President probably asked for more than he expects congress to grant. His proposal to limit personal incomes to $25,000 after taxes are paid has probably caused more comment than any other pro posal. Congress will probably set tlTe maxi mum at a higher figure, perhaps $50,000. Newspapers and individuals have had much to say about the unfiairness of such a policy. It should be admitted to begin with that a policy of this nature will cause several dozen families to greatly modify their standards of living. There are a few families who can not keep up their estates on $50,000 per year. In almost every instance, however, these are very wealthy families who can afford to live on their capital for a few years if they wish to continue the old standards. One thing which should be kept in mind is that during the next few years almost every man who has a large income will re ceive that income as a result of a war con tract. Few persons in strictly private indus try will make enormous incomes during the next few years. Nobody should become weal thy because of the war. It is certainly a hardship for a man who makes $500,000 to learn that he has to pay 90% of it to the government. It is also a hardship for a mer chant to learn that prices have been frozen, and that his opportunity for large war time profits is gone. There is one other point which all of the columnists who have been weeping over a few dozen wealthy families have overlooked. That it, will be some thing of a hardship for 4,000,000, or maybe 8,000,000 Americans to leave their peacetime pursuits and serve their country in uniform. The average man, is getting to be quite serious about the war. Polls conducted by a national magazine indicate that most Amer icans favor: drastic income taxes, drastic excess profits taxes, army or navy opera tion of defense plants which fail to give complete cooperation, and immediate military service for laborers who fail to meet their responsibilities. Victory is a long way in the future, but the will to win seems to be de veloping rapidly. This Collegiate World Dormitory students at Newcomb college, New Orleans, have devised a type of “sweet heart insurance” which, they believe, will eliminate rivals in affairs of the heart. Should a student suddenly become un popular and wait to no avail for phone calls from her “steady” she can consult the dormi tory “date book.” There,- in black and white, she may dis cover the trouble. For in that book are re corded all dates of dormitory girls, with the exact time of departure and return and the name of the escort. Failure to sign out, or errors in sign ing, are taken up by the Campus Honor so ciety and delinquents are confined to the campus for several days. There is a way to beat the game, how ever. If one girl’s boy friend takes a fancy to another of the students, the “chiselers” can have a strolling date on the large cam pus, in accordance with regulations, without recording the meeting. COVERING coup dl: ‘Hey, Joe! Come here and hold your finger on this knot!” BACKWASH Btj Jack Hood "Backwash: An agitation resulting from j»ocrL« action or oeourrenoe.”—Webster CINCINNATI, Ohio—(AGP)—Lack of uniform practices among colleges and uni versities in Ohio in accepting students by transfer from other institutions serves to tempt transient students to “shop around like a Yankee horsetrader” and go to the campus where they can drive the best ad vanced standing bargains. Adding to this academic bargain hunt er’s paradise are ‘ differences among the state’s institutions of higher learning in to tal amount of advanced standing by trans fer, extension credit, semester load, methods of evaluation, examination fees, and sources or agencies considered acceptable for credit purposes, the report brings out. The Rock Aggies The Corregidor Aggies gained more national recognition in the May 4th issue of Time Magazine. Under the WORLD BATTLE- FRONTS section of the weekly is a paragraph ‘Lone Star on the Rock.” Quot ing from it: “State - proud Texans in the garrison of Cor regidor celebrat ed the 106th an niversary of the Battle of San Ja- Hood cinto last week with Texas songs and “appropriate” entertainment. The Corregidor Chapter of the Alumni Association of Texas A. & M. (which had more commissioned graduates in World War I than West Point) held a meeting. Lieut. General Wainwright, no Texan but a man who loves a horse, duly notified Senator Tom Connally of these proceedings, and Texan Con nally thereup, duly notified the U. S. public that the Lone Star State was on the job—a conclusion already becoming obvious to war correspondents who heard the Tex as drawl and saw the Texas swag ger in uniforms everywhere from Belfast to Calcutta to Pearl Har bor.” Those words in parenthesis are mdsic to out ears ... we like to see our FIGHTERS recognized . . . and we would like to point out an omission—General George F. Moore is a Texan and a Texas Ag gie . . . it’s reputed he selected 35 or 40 officers from our 1940 graduating class to take to Cor regidor with him . . . Time also states that in five mouths of pounding, Corregidor’s guns still rule Manila Bay, and no sizable enemy ship has yet slipped past The Rock . . . General Moore and his Aggies are among the men be hind those guns . . . the Aggies will bet their boots that “Texas drawl and Texas swagger” will still shine at the final setting of the Rising Sun. straight and stern as he pinned Iron Crosses on wooden crosses . . . For the day before, just as the first award was to be present ed, a group of Russian guerillas slipped into the back door of the assembly hall, planted .enough dy namite to blow the democratic party out of office, and proceeded to award the 40 German soldiers the Wooden Cross for meritorious cannon fodder . . . the double cross, no doubt . . . Billy Fred Walker, Private in the Marine Corps at Pearl Harbor, T. H. (class of ’42), writes in and says “Hello” to all the Aggies, especially Warren Ringo and John Hefley, his former roommates in the Field Artillery. Beg Pardon AUSTIN, Texas — (AGP) — Unique among college drama departments is the University of Texas Modern Ar^^lm so ciety, which brings to students fflqpbrtant motion pictures of the past and present con tributing to development of the motion pic ture as an art and a social force. In a series of five programs,.the M. A. F. S. has shown the growth of the movies from 1895 to 1930, with all stars of a past era and all technical imperfections of the industry’s infancy. . Beginning with the 1895 production of “The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots,” the first program traced development of the narrative through^ “Wash Day Troubles,” “A Trip to the Moon,” “The Great Train Robbery,” Pathe’s “Faust,” and the 1902 “Queen Elizabeth” with Sarah Bernhardt. The federal government will need 67,000 men with engineering training by June 30, 1943, according to Dean W. R. Woolrich of the University of Texas college of engi neering. “First College Course in Photography,” an illustrated 286-page text by Prof. Kath erine Chamberlain of Wayne university’s physics department, has been published by Edwards Brothers, Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich. Aggies Everett Glazener, George Mason, R. C. Atkins and Max Hun ter scolded Morris Frank, Houston sports scribe, for his mistake in a feature on the Aggie-Rice baseball game. According to Frank: “Ev eryone scored but Reville, the mas cot, and ‘he’ wasn’t there . . . ”. Reville, crowding thirteen years, is indifferent to such mistakes and only cocked an eye, but the Aggies felt it should be righted. From Frank’s letter: “I very much ap preciated your card and am indeed sorry I. erred . . . Knowing that A. & M. was NOT a co-ed institu tion, I didn’t know if even any female canines were allowed . . . You have a school to be proud of, and I know that you are.” • • • Sweepings Sugar Blues: Aggies who intend missing over twelve meals in the mess halls will have to borrow their War Ration Books from Chef Hotard to take with them (after June 1) . • • Novelette (Stolen and adulterated): Forty German sol diers stood at attention . . . chests out heads up . . . modest grins on their faces ... a general was about to award them the Iron Cross for meritorious service ’to “der faderland.” . . . The next day 40 German soldiers (and a gen eral) were horizontally at atten tion . . . another general stood Dr Cox States That U S’s Safeguard Lies in Good Health Austin, Texas.—Commenting to day on the wide spread interest and cooperation shown by Texans in the observance of Texas Chil dren’s Week, Dr. Geo. W. Cox, State Health Officer, said that America has no better safeguard for her future than the promotion of good health in the youth of to day. “Americans have done a great deal in the past to make the Unit ed States a better and safer place in which to live the all-important years of childhood,” Dr. Cox said, “but in spite of all of this, Amer ican childhood has not yet been made as safe as it can be.” Dr. Cox pointed out that the na tional emergency naturally adds to the health hazards that already exist and urged parents of every child in Texas to make sure that their children have been immuniz ed against such preventable dis eases as diphtheria and smallpox. Dr. Cox stressed the fact that although most babies are born physically sound, the foundation for future health is laid in the first six years of life. All parents must realize that raising child health standards is a, job for them especially, Dr. Cox said, and add ed that it is better to keep them from getting sick than to try to save their lives when they are ill. By Jack Keith Following the last showing of “PARIS CALLING” today at the Calmpus, the midnight prevue will be Abbott and Costello in' “RIDE ’EM COWBOY.” The picture will show at the regular run Sunday and Monday. This time the comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello (Cos tello’s the short fat one) forget the war and pull their laugh pro voking antics in the wild and wooly west. Some scenes such as the under-water scene and the big Indian chase could be classed as not only laughter-provoking, but almost as riot-provoking. Bud and Lou, as two hot-dog vendors from “up East” find them selves mixed up in the affairs of Bronco Bob Mitchell (Dick Foran), an author of Western novels. The love angle is provided by Foran and Anne Gwynne, a newcomer to the screen. The script also man ages to work in a couple of songs by Foran, “I’ll Remember April” and “Give Me My Saddle.” For those who enjoy The Merry Macs on the radio and nickelodeons now is their chance to see them in action. As the ranch hands and as hostess of the Arizona ranch which is the scene of most of the story, the four Merry Macs find plenty of opportunities to warble out a song for the guests. Others of the cast include Ella Fitzger ald, Johnny Mack Brown and The Hi-Hatters. For 101 minutes of entertain- Three New Books On War Areas Published ANN ARBOR, Mich.—(AGP)— Three books, all on areas now in the war limelight, written by Uni versity of Michigan professors have been published within the last few weeks. First to appear was a 1,000-page volume on “The Philippines, a study in National Development” by Joseph R. Hayden, professor of political science and the last vice governor and secretary of public instruction under the pre-common wealth regime from 1933 to 1935, who is now serving on the board of analysts of the federal office of the co-ordinator of information in Washington. “Latin America” by Preston E. James, professor of geography, al though written as a basic text for use in courses in regional or eco nomic geography of Latin Amer ica, provides a means for all Amer icans to become acquainted with their neighbors to the south. The author is now chief of the Latin American affairs section of the federal office of the Co-ordinator of information in Washington. Most recent of the three books is “The Dutch in the Far East” by Albert Hyma, history professor. ment, Guion Hall offers “ANDY HARDY’S PRIVATE SECRE TARY” this afternoon and to night. This is another in the series featuring Mickey Rooney as Andy Hardy with Lewis Stone, Fay Holden and Ann Rutherford. Although “Andy Hardy’s Priv ate Secretary” has a general theme typical of all the Andy Hardy pic tures, this one perhaps has more real story than any of the others. Rooney, as president and treasurer of his high school senior class is the typical “best all-around-guy” of his school. In fact he has his fingers in so many pies at once, he appoints himself a private sec retary—Katherine Grayson. * Miss Grayson and Todd Karns play the parts of two motherless children whom Rooney takes under his wings to see that they have their share of the graduation fes tivities. Naturally, Rooney’s best girl, Ann Rutherford, gets jeal ous of his secretary and Mickey has plenty of trouble on his hands. Besides his “woman troubles,”' Mickey manages to flunk an Eng lish exam, a requisite for gradu ation, and also causes his proteges' father to lose his job. As usual, a happy ending for everybody is con trived in the end. WHEN IN DOUBT ABOUT YOUR EYES OR YOUR GLASSES CONSULT \ DR. J. W. PAYNE OPTOMETRIST 109 S. Main Bryqn am/Mis Dial 4-1181 Box Office Opens at 1 P.iyi. LAST DAY A Chorlsi K. Feldman Group Production with RANDOLPH SCOTT ELISABETH BERGNER BASIL RATHBONE Also Three Stooges Musical — News Reel Shots of Drake & Penn Relays PREVUE TONIGHT SUNDAY - MONDAY Trade With Lou HE’S RIGHT WITH YOU Aiitoifflio DICK FORAN ANNE GWYNNE JOHNNY MACK BROWN The MERRY MACS EUA FITZGERALD^ Also Musical—Hal Kemp & Orchestra Short — News Kiefer B. Sauls, treasurer of Brigham Young university, re ceived a letter containing 35 cents. An accompanying unsigned note explained the money was in pay ment for fruit taken from the uni versity’s orchard. WHAT’S SHOWING AT GUION HALL Saturday—‘Andy Hardy’s Private Secretary,” with Mickey Rooney, Fay Holden and Lewis Stone. Monday—“We Were Danc ing,” starring Norma Shear er and Melvyn Douglas. AT THE CAMPUS Saturday—“Paris Calling,” starring Elizabeth Bergner, Randolph Scott and Basil Rathbone. Saturday Midnite, Sunday and Monday—Abbott and Costello in “Ride ’em Cow boy.” BUY BOOKS FROM LOU AND SAVE A SLEW! MOVIE GUION HALL SATURDAY 1:00 P. M., 6:45 and 8:30 MICKEY ROONEY in Andy Hardy’s Private Secretary LATE NEWS - - COMEDY Enjoy one of Mickey Rooney’s best pictures REMEMBER: “Movies Are Your Best Entertainment” 4 ’ V * » i « *