The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 09, 1942, Image 1

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The Battalion
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Cardwell Appointed Corps Commander for Next Year
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Aggies Clinch Tie for Baseball Crown With 8-4 Triumph
Galloway and Kaffer Are <
Named Lieutenant Colonels
Parks Johnson Brings
Vox Pop Program Here;
Broadcast from GuionHall
Advance man for Vox Pop John G. Cole is on the cam
pus interviewing applicants for the coming nation-wide
broadcast. With headquarters in the YMCA, Cole was
busy Friday questioning several hundred Aggies from whom
ten will be selected to appear on the program.
Time Is All Important
The well-known Vox Pop program is a quiz contest oc-
curing every Monday night. Six or eight contestants will be
quizzed on various subjects—time is the deciding factor—
and will then be awarded from $350 to $500 in prizes.
Corps Invited
The program will be in Guion Hall, Monday night, start
ing at 7 p.m. and the cadet corps is invited to be in the aud
ience. The doors of Guion Hall will be closed at 6:40 p.m.
in preparation for the broadcast. Tickets can be obtained
■ffrom First Seageants in all
Enlistment For
Air Corps Reserve
Gets Under Way
Recommendations And
Birth Certificates
Needed by Next Week
As the newly-appointed Faculty
Air Force Advisor of A. & M.,
Major L. W. Marshall, Infantry,
announced yesterday that it is
imperative that all cadets who in
tend to enlist in the Air Force
Enlisted Reserves must secure
their application papers from him
at once. Major Marshall’s office is
in Ross Hall and the forms may be
obtained from him at any time
during office hours.
Major Marshall also stressed
the fact that all enlistees must ob
tain three letters of recommenda
tion and also their birth certifi
cates before the examining board
reaches the campus. The board is
scheduled to arrive some time next
week and those interested should
act at once, Marshall said. Appli
cants enlisting either as pilots or
as ground officers must meet the
above Requirements.
The Air Force Enlisted Reserve
will provide opportunities for en
listment on a deferred service
basis so the aviation cadet can
didates may continue their educa
tion until actually required for
army training. About 500 Aggies
have already shown interest in the
plan at the meeting held last week
in the assembly hall. Those who
are interested and who were un
able to attend that meeting may
still obtain information and ap
plication forms at Ross Hall.
Saddle, Sirloin Club
Honors Seniors With
Barbecue and Picnic
Monday afternoon in Hensel
Park, senior members of the Sad
dle and Sirloin Club were honored
with a barbecue given by the other
members of the club. Dean Kyle
presented medals to the Senior and
Junior livestock teams and to the
Meats Judging team. Also medals
were given to the winners of the
Freshmen and Sophomore judging
Each year a baseball game is held
between the professors of the Ani
mal Husbandry department and
the seniors.
The barbecue is an annual affair
of the Saddle and Sirloin Club.
ganizations. First Seageants will
be given tickets enough for forty
per cent of the men in their or
ganization. Any possessor of a
ticket who will not be able to use
it should see that someone gets to
use it. Supper will be at 5:45
Monday night.
Cole states that participants are
selected who will be representative
of the school—scholar, athlete, or
dinary boy, and particuliarly any
one with a Texas drawl. No qual
ification is definite, but boys who
speak clearly stand a good chance
of being selected.
The thirty-minute program will
be conducted by Parks Johnson
and Warren Hall. Johnson originat
ed the program in Houston and has
been with it for ten years. His
new partner, Hall, is a minor cele
brity of the stage, screen, and
radio. The two conductors will
hold a “warm-up session” about
twenty minutes before the broad
cast to get the contestants in a
proper frame of mind.
At the time, dollar bills will be
given for questions asked, and
two dollar bills will be given for
questions correctly answered. War
ren Hall will lead the contestants
in songs, and Parks Johnson will
ask old trick questions—those he
used ten years ago. This session
is for the benefit of the contest
ants to wear off any nevrousness
they might have, Cole stated.
The broadcast will be over CBS
with about 74 stations carrying it.
Juniors Draw
Year to Close
With Annual Prom
Wear Civies to Dance
For First Time; Music
Furnished by Raeburn
Rhythms for dancing were furn
ished by Boyd Raeburn and his
orchestra last night as the Jun
iors held their banquet and annual
prom. Raeburn will also play for
the Corps dance from 9 til 12
Observers stated that Raeburn's
music made a hit with all couples
who danced to his sweet tunes on
the floor of Sbisa.
Upon arriving at Sbisa the Jun
iors and their dates were ushered
to their respective organizations
by a sophomore chosen by that
Junior class members wore No.
1 uniforms with shoulder straps
but without saber chains to the
banquet and were permitted to
wear civilian clothes at the dance.
The cadet corps may dance to
Raeburn’s music tonight at the
regular Saturday night corps
dance. As an orchestra of this kind
seldom comes to Aggieland many
couples are expected to attend the
function, according to the dance
At the University of Chicago
Raeburn began his band during his
sophomore year. He soon turned
professional, and his name was
associated with prominent ball
rooms, hotels and theaters through
out the country.
He has recently completed a
record breaking stay at the fam
ous Chez Paree in Chicago. His
orchestra has also played such
spots as the Congress hotel in
Chicago, the Nicollet in Minneap
olis and the Muelbach at Kansas
Rogers ThreejltOTC Chief Speaks
By Mike Haikin
(Special to The Battalion)
AUSTIN, May 8.—Cullen Rog
ers’ three-run homer in the sev
enth inning broke up a 4-4 dead
lock to give the Texas Aggie nine
an 8-4 victory here yesterday aft
ernoon and clinch at least a tie
for the conference crown. The Ags
added another run in the ninth but
it was unnecessary.
It was Rogers’ only hit of the
day, but that 363 foot circuit clout
proved to be a telling blow. Only
an inning before, Jack Stone had
deadlocked the exciting tilt by
smashing a homerun with Grady
Hatton on, but the mighty Aggie
left fielder more than made it up
the following frame.
The teams conclude the series
this afternoon with Smokey Car-
Singing Cadets Hold
Annual Picnic, Vote
The Singing Cadets will hold
their annual get together and elect
new officers for the coming year
at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hensel
Bit and Spur Overshadows
Kentucky Derby in Austin
C Chera Warfare Wins
Baker Drill Trophy
Company C of the Chemical
Warfare won the coveted Baker
Trophy this year, according to R.
G. Powell, captain of the company.
The winning platoon was com
manded by Ternew Neu.
Runner-up for the trophy was
Company B headed by Russell
By Patty Miller
(In The Daily Texan)
When the microphone droned
that; Shut-Out had won the Ken
tucky Derby in a photo-finish yes
terday afternoon, the crowd of
horselovers about the riding ring
at Camp Mabry, were too busy
watching a breathless jumping ex
hibition by the members of the Bit
and Spur to cheer the champion.
The mighty cheer that did echo
around the ring, was for Mary
Richey, the first of seventeen en
trees and one of three riders,, to
clear the four foot, eight inch
jump. Jackie Warren and Janet
Long topped the bar obstacle some
contestants later.
Nor did the show lack the glam
our of the Derby. In the “road
hack” class, for thoroughbred
type horses only, and in the five-
gaited class, the riders put their
mounts into the beautiful and dif
ficult “rack.” The frothing of the
horses’ mouths, the arching of
their heads and waving of manes
—proud characteristics of Ameri
can Bred Horseflesh in a very
“moving” play.
Liz Whitney received flowers
for holding the winning Shut-Out,
and Mrs. W. P. Bell received roses
for “doing such a wonderful job
with the horse-show.” Mrs. Gladys
Henderson received red roses for
being sponsor of Bit and Spur.
And Patty Swigart presented
Gene Barnwell yellow roses for
“the excellent publicity work.”
Along with her ribbons, Miss
Swigart, president of the organiza
tion, received a piece of silver to
go with her almost complete set,
in lieu of a silver trophy.
Despite the threatening rain-
clouds that hung over the event
for the entire meet, there were
many convertibles with tops down
over-flowing with people joshing
one another in an effort to see the
out-side field jumping. There was
the smell of the ring and peanuts,
the cries of the ring master shout-
(See BIT AND SPUR, Page 4)
Score by Innings:
A. & M. 001 201 301—8 13 0
Texas ...020 002 000—4 5 2
den on the firing line for the
Cadets and Bill Dumke on the slab
for Coach Bib Faulk’s nine.
Charlie Stevenson and Charlie
Tankersley dueled it out for six
frames in which some 6,000 odd
fans were kept on edge through
out, but the Aggie hitters proved
too potent. Leo Daniels started
everything off with his mighty
triple and before the day was over
Leo had garnered another triple,
a double, and a single to lead the
13-hit Aggie attack.
Moore Becomes
Mystery Man Of
Fallen Corregidor
No one yet knows just where
General Moore is. One rumor has
it that he is safe, another that he
fell with his men at Corregidor.
Rumor has it that the War De
partment says General Moore is
safe in Australia, having joined
General MacArthur sometime be
tween April 21 and the time of the
island’s fall.
However, on the darker side is
the contention of the newspapers
that Moore .has not moved from
the island since his San Jacinto
address. So far, neither the ad
ministration office nor the com
mandant’s office have any recent
word about him.
Spanish Club Elects
Cordua President
Members of the Spanish Club
elected officers for the coming
year in a meeting held Wednesday
night in the Academic building.
H. A. Cordua was elected presi
dent of the club with W. F. Good
man as vice president. The secre
tary-treasurer for the coming year
will be John Calvillo.
Ward Wins First Place in Two
Contests; Proficient in Math and Engl
W. W. Ward of Houston won
both firsts in the freshman con
tests sponsored by the English
and mathematics departments as
the two departments held their
annual final dinner Thursday
night. Ward won the twenty dol
lar first prize given by F. M. Law
and the Robert F. Smith award of
a gold watch in the mathematics
In the sophomore contests F. C.
Keeney of Weslaco won the first
prize of a gold watch as winner
of the mathematics contest. C. A.
Riggs, Jr., of Beaumont won a
gold watch for second place in the
contest and Jack Keith of Houston
won ten dollars for third place.
F. L. Aldrich of Houston, who
also competed in the math contest,
won second prize in the freshman
division of the English contest.
His award was five dollars. Hel
mut Sommer of Dickinson and G.
R. Rawley of Palestine were the
sophomore winners of the William
Morriss English contest. Their
prizes were fifteen and ten dol
lars respectively.
The guests of honor at the
Thursday night dinner were the
forty-seven students who took the
final examinations in the mathe
matics contest and the seventeen
who took the examinations in the
F. M. Law English contest for
freshmen and the William Morriss
English contest for sophomores.
At Commencement
Exercises, May 15
565 Out of 741
Graduating Seniors
Receive Commissions
Brig. Gen. Frank E. Lowe, U.
S. A., chief officer of the Reserve
Officers Training Corps, has ac
cepted an invitation to deliver the
commencement address to the
graduating class at A. & M. Fri
day night, May 15, according to
an announcement made here Tues
day by Dr. E. P. Humbert, chair
man of the Commencement Com
Significant is the fact that of
the 741 men to receive degrees at
the May commencement, a total
of 565 will receive commissions
as second lieutenants in the Of
ficers Reserve Corps and have
been called to active duty May 17.
All of them received their mili
tary training under the R.O.T.C.
program headed by General Lowe
and the school again will turn out
more commissioned officers for
the army than any other institu
tion of higher education in the na
Commencement exercises will
begin Thursday afternoon, May
14 at 4:30 o’clock when the Texas
Aggie concert band plays its final
concert. That evening the tradi
tional Senior Ring dance will be
held in Sbisa Hall.
On Friday morning, May 15, the
Rt. Rev. Clinton S. Quinn, D.D.,
Bishop of the Diocese of Texas,
Houston, will deliver the bacca
laureate sermon at 10:30 o’clock
in Guion Hall, the college chapel.
That afternoon all departments of
the college will be open for inspec
tion by the friends apd parents of
the students.
Friday evening at six the com
mencement processional will move
into Kyle Field stadium and at
6:15 General Lowe will address
the Class of 1942. Cadet Colonel
Tom S. Gillis, of Fort Worth,
ranking cadet in the corps, will
deliver the valedictory. Gillis is
the first student ever to gradu
ate from Texas A. & M. with a
perfect scholastic record of no
grade below an A in four years
of work.
(See GRADUATION, Page 4)
Preliminary Promotion List Issued
Tentatively Pending Classification
A release from the Military department late yester
day, named Walter Cardwell of D troop Cavalry, Cadet
Colonel for the coming two semesters. Cardwell, who is from
Luling, has held the rank of master sergeant on the corps
staff for the past year. The two lieutenant colonels of the
corps staff are Bill Galloway of A Battery Field Artillery,
Executive officer and S. C. Kaffer of C Company Engineers,
assistant executive.
Effective May 28
Promotions as announced yesterday will become effec
tive May 28 and are only partial and tentative. All promo
tions are subject to change and are contingent upon classi
fication and enrollment in military science either as a holder
of an advanced contract or as an elective, stated Major A. J.
Bennett, Adjutant. Permanent and additional promotions and
assignments will be announced as"
soon as practicable.
Other members of the corps
staff are: Lee Woods, major; R.
L. Rix, major; Russell Cook, maj
or; A. J. Vicevich, major; Jack
Baird, major; H. B. Cabell, major;
and W. H. Chalmers, major. Regi
mental commanders and their
staffs were also announced.
The promotions in the Infantry
regiment are: W. C. Collins, lieu
tenant colonel; J. E. O’Leary, maj
or; A. J. MacNab, captain; H. O.
Gainer, captain; N. J. Arisco,
captain and W. G. Goodman, cap
Terrell Head Field
The new regimental staff of the
Field Artillery regiment consists
of: R. Terrell, lieutenant colonel;
Guy Johnson, major; T. S. Parker,
master sergeant and D. W. Mc
Intyre, master sergeant.
Coast Artillery promotions to
the regimental staff are: O. A.
Nance, lieutenant colonel; Brooks
Gofer, major; A. J. Specia, major;
and R. R. Hidell, W. F. Dreiss and
W. E. Huffhines, captains.
The Engineer Regiment will be
headed by G. B. Caperton as lieu
tenant colonel and S. B. Dixon, E.
R. Holekemp, J. C. Denny and R.
P. Maceiras as captains on the
Composite Regiment staff offi
cers are: William Biever, lieutenant
colonel; Bill Adkisscfh, major; and
D. G. Griffin, S. V. Burks, Dan
Lansdon and R. J. Louffburrow,
George Driskill was promoted
(See OFFICERS, Page 4)
Aggie Officers Again Prove
Worth on United Battle Front
Approximately 2,500 A. & M.
men served in the armed forces of
the United States in World War
No. 1, with 53 of these men mak
ing the supreme sacrifice.
Shortly after World War No. 1
the New York Times stated that
a survey of the participation of
college men in that war showed
that A. & M. gave a higher per
centage of its graduates to the
armed forces than any other major
United States college or univer
sity. In addition the Times pointed
out that the A. & M. college had
many more men in essential war
industries and government activi
In the present national emerg
ency it is estimated by college au
thorities that 3,000 A. & M. men
are now in the armed forces of the
United States. This includes men
Active Duty Ordered
For Seniors May 17
All R. O. T. C. appointees at A.
& M. with the exception of those
in the Ordnance branch will go on
active duty effective the day fol
lowing their academic graduation
which will be May 17, according to
word received from the Military
Orders which were previously
received will be altered accordingly
where necessary. Men in the Ord
nance will report to active duty
May 29 at San Antonio.
who have been called to active duty
from civilian life, men who are
regulars in the United States
Army, Navy, and Marine Corps,
and scores of younger men who,
of recent years, have graduated
from the air corps flying schools.
Over 400 members of this year’s
graduating class have been called
to active duty as reserve officers.
At least 100 are in training for
commissions in the air corps, navy,
or the marine corps.
There is no question that at the
present time A. & M. continues
to hold the first rank as in World
War No. 1, in the percentage of
its graduates who are in the!
armed forces of the nation.
Three of the comparatively few
Brigadier Generals of the United
States army are A. & M. men—
these men being Generals J. A.
Warden, ’08; D. B. Netherwood,
’08; and Howard C. Davidson, ’ll.
George F. Mo-ore, ’08, is a Lieu
tenant General.
Younger A. & M. men in the
present emergency are determined
to carry forward the glorious tra
ditions of military service estab
lished by their comrades in World
War No. 1. 'Evidence of that de
termination came from a recent
meeting of young A. & M. officers
held at one of the nation’s largest
military posts. That groiip of
young officers declared it to be
their ambition to carry on as glori
ously in the present emergency as
other A. & M. men did in 1917-18.
Heaton Announces
842 New Students
Have Been Enrolled
Enrollment for Summer
Semester Expected To
Reach 4000 by June 2
Acting Registrar H. L. Heaton
announces that 842 new student
applications have been accepted for
next semester. Old students will
registrar May 29 and the new stud
ents afterward.
Heaton predicts that there will
be approximately 4000 students
enrolled at A. & M. next semester
although no definite number may
be had until after registration is
The complete registration sched
ule for next semester is as fol
lows: May 29, Friday, Entrance
examinations; May 30, Saturday,
Registration of old students; June
1, Opening of the first semester;
Registration of new students and
classes begin for old students;
June 2, Tuesday, Classes begin for
new students; June 12, Friday, 8-
12 a.m. Psychological test.
Freshman Program: July 4, Sat
urday, Independence Day; Septem
ber 14, Monday, Entrance Exami
nation for second semester; Sep
tember 19, Saturday, End of First
Gilchrist and McNew
Set Forth New War
Schedule Over Radio
Gibb Gilchrist, dean of the-
school of engineering, and J. T. L.
McNew, head of the department
of civil engineering will conduct
a radio broadcast over the Texas
Quality Network today at 4:30
p.m. The purpose of the broadcast
is to inform the people of Texas
about the war schedule here at A.
& M. Announcements will be made
about the new semester beginning
June 1. .
Appearing on the program with
Dean Gilchrist will be four stu
dents. They are Fred Smitham,
head of Town Hall; Skeen Staley,
head yell leader; William W. Ward,
winner of both the freshman math
and English contests, and Bob
Clyburn Is Elected
Head of Ex-4H Club
Lloyd Clyburn was elected pres
ident of the Ex 4-H Club at the
last regular meeting Thursday
night. Other officers elected at
the meeting were Billy Kidd, vice-
president; Howard Hahn, secre
tary-treasurer; Jay Pumphrey,
reporter; and Scott Lanford, club
During the remainder of the
meeting plans were discussed on>
entertainment for this summer,,
ways of increasing the enrollment
of the club, and selecting another
night of the week to meet instead
of Thursday night.
Bugs Tate, outgoing president,
presided throughout the meeting.