The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, June 13, 1942, Image 1

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DIAL 4-5444 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE CITY OF COLLEGE STATION The Battalion DIAL 4-5444 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE CITY OF COLLEGE STATION 122 ADMINISTRATION BLDG. VOLUME 42 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 13, 1942 2275 NUMBER 6 Spring Rain Increases Labor Needs 129 Men Sign Up But Others Are Needed; Farmers Cooperating “As a result of the extremely heavy rains that have fallen this spring, there is an urgent need for farm labor. In an effort to assure an adequate supply, many Aggies have already volunteered to work at current wages. How ever it is estimated the 129 boys who have signed up will not be sufficient when local farmers com plete their applications for help,” said J. M. Orchard, assistant pro fessor of agriculture education. Of the 129 boys that have signed up so far, most of them have said that they would be willing to work a few hours on Saturdays, with 29 saying that they could work all day. The schedule of men who have volunteered for week-day af ternoons follow: Mondays, 39; Tuesdays, 28; Wednesdays, 29, and 42 on Thursdays and Fridays. Some 100 men have said that they would work on Sundays if there was the need for it. Almost all of these men have a farm background of some sort and experience in farm work. They can do the things that are needed most with very little effort on the part of the farmers to show them how. These boys realize the need for this work and can be ex pected to do what they offer to do in a satisfactory manner, Orch ard states. This is one way in which the farmer can get the labor that he needs and at the same time, the students will be able to earn a little extra spending money. All students that are interested in this plan should see their first seargeant or drop by J. M. Orch ard’s office in the basement of the Agricultural Engineering building as soon as possible. Red Cross Radios Soldier Messages The American Red Cross, with the cooperation of the Mutual Broadcasting System and the Aus tralian Broadcasting Commission, has originated a daily series of radio programs of personal mes sages from American troops in Australia to their families in the United States. These programs are broadcast by Mutual daily from 10:15 to 10:30 a. m., CWT, and some stations, unable to carry the program at that time, make trans- scriptions to be broadcast at a later period during the day. National Headquarters makes individual phonograph records of each message and sends them to the local chapter in the soldier’s home, with the request that the chapter deliver the record to the person to whom it is addressed, and, if necessary, provide a porta ble phonograph so that the mes sage can be played when delivered. Since the messages are sent by short wave from Australia there will be times when the names and addresses of soldiers are indis tinct, and the chapter will have to try to locate the person involved. Registration Hits High of 5,252 Men As Final Figure Room Reservations Over Subscribed and Project Houses Finally Opened According to Registrar H. L. Heaton, a total of 5,252 students are now registered at A. & M. which is a larger number than was anticipated. Friday was the last day for enrollment and it was also the last day to drop courses and take on others. Room reservation will be straightened out and the project houses, which planned to remain closed all summer are now opened to accommodate the students. Records of several departments show that the number of students has increased over the number reg istered last semester. The Modern Language department, according to professors C. P. Campbell and J. J. Woolket have all their courses filled to capacity, as well as the History department which has had to create new sections. Agronomy Society Elects Officers The Agronomy Society held its first meeting of the year last Thursday night in the Agricultural building. As soon as the meeting was called to order popular songs and old favorites were sung by the 18 student members of the society, and the six members of the Agronomy staff, that were present. Plans for Jljjiture meetings were made which Jlieluded several guest speakers, a May to be put on by the AgronoB* teaching staff, and a moving Mcture of the recent trip made the winners of the cotton tomS^.'Ougbou* the south ern part oBhe United States and all of MexM. R. C. Potts, instruc tor in agr»my, will talk about the trip, aitl explain the different parts of thflltour. Speakers Aho will try to be ob tained by the club include Colonel W. K. Boles,' Dean E. J. Kyle, an AAA director, and several speak ers who hare not been decided upon as yet. R. C. Potts gave an interesting talk on the most important and most enjoyable parts of the cot ton tour just recently completed. In his talk, Potts stressed some cf the problemsiof agriculture that are being experimented with, in the southern United States, and also some of'The methods, prob lems and practices of agriculture as the men found them in Mexico. Those who made the tour were E. D. Wilmeth, F. G. Collard, A. B. Waddle, G. C. McGouirk and R. C. Potts. Wilmeth and McGouirk got their orders, and were not able to make the Mexico part of the trip, but learned quite a bit about cot ton and the United States before reporting for duty. Ex 4-H Club Students- Form Campus Group All students who were formerly members of 4-H clubs' are invited to attend the first meeting of this chapter, to be held on Monday at seven at the Animal Industries building. AH freshmen who were members in high school are espe cially invited to attend. Town Hall Reserved Seats Being Sold Around Campus a OEM Making Film Of A & M Defense ctivities Todav Town Hall reserve seat tickets for the summer series, which in clude five attractions, are being made available in every part of the campus. Junior assistants are acting as salesmen. Season tickets sell for $2.00 (reserved) and entitle the owner to attend programs by Henry Scott, pianist-humorist; Romance of Old Mexico, a history of Mexico ing song, story, and dance; The Jackson Jubilee Singers, a negro quartet including John Garth of “Porgy ’n Bess” fame, Jean Dick enson, young American soprano featured on “The American Album of Familiar Music;” and a famous swing band which will be an nounced later. Tickets purchased at the door for each attraction would total $5.50 for reserved, and $5.00 for student tickets; thus, a saving of $3.50 and $2.00 is possible by purchasing the season tickets. Season tickets will be on sale in the Student Activities office Saturday afternoon, and represent atives of Town Hall will be in de partmental offices, the Extension Service Building, and the A.A.A. building with tickets for sale Monday afternoon. Below is the program to be pre sented by Henry Scott, who ap pears June 16 with his original “concert satire” selections. Part I Impressions of 1. Vincent Lopez 2. Eddie Duchin 3. Teddy Wilson Juba Dance Nathaniel Dett Second Hungarian Rhapsody Liszt A Great Concert Pianist arr. by Henry, Scott History of the Lost Chord written by Henry Scott Boogie Woogie a la Mode “Lux” Lewis ^ Uonfrey Scott The Three Dances arr. by Henry Scott Pastoral Scarlatti Sewing on a Button arr. by Henry Scott Ballad - arr. by Henry Scott Little Boy Genius Grows Up arr. by Henry Scott Music Appreciation written by Henry Scott INTERMISSION Part II Rumba and Swing Tango arr. by Henry Scott Chopin in the Citrus Belt Ed ward Harris C Sharp Minor Waltz Chopin Eccentricities of My Pupils arr. by Henry Scott Rythm at any Cost Henry Scott Remarks.— - arr. by Henry Scott Mittens on the Keys arr. by Henry Scott Civil Engineers Elect Officers For Summer Term At the first meeting of the year, the A.S.C.E. elected officers for the coming year and made plans for future meetings. The meeting, held Thursday night, was in the Civil Engineering lecture room. Officers elected were Joe Bauml, vice-president; C. W. Reagan, sec retary; C.> A. Riggs, treasurer; J. B. Davies, reporter; and D. M. Griffith, secretary of the state chapter. J. C. Denny was elected president at the close of the last semester. G. M. Garrett, district highway engineer of the Texas Highway department, of Bryan, was selected by the club as its senior contact member. The next meeting will be a bar becue, Denny announced. The pres ident expressed the desire to have more freshmen civil engineering students present at the meetings in the future. Kadet Kapers Presents Double Program With Orchestra - Nuts By Tom Journeay Kadet Kapers offers tonight at 7:00 at the Assembly Hall the premier of the 1942 Aggieland Or chestra under the direction of Don Hackney, with rhythms of the hours sung by Miss Norma Jean Jahn, popular vocalist who has ap peared in the past with the orches tra. The Aggieland Orchestra has been newly organized and several changes have been made chief among which has been the decision to feature sweet hot swing in the manner of Jimmy Lunceford. Richard W. Jenkins, producer of Kadet Kapers, has announced that to the 1st, 100th and 500th person to go through the door leading to the greatest entertainment in Ag gieland tonight will receive two nice, fresh, fragrant, super deluxe Madeley’s cigars as a gift abso lutely free, no strings attached! As promised last week on Kadet Kapers, the first lesson in Love Making 33|, a course open to Jun iors and Fish only, will be offered. The first meeting of the class will be a lab with Maisy Stinkbottom, Elmer, and Tony the Lover being the chief lab assistants in this ever-so-practical course. A very important announcement will be made about the Aggieland Orchestra that might bring na tional prominence to A. & M. and to the orchestra. Following the success of the several navy boys on'Kadet Kap ers last week, it is hoped by that as many as possible of the mem bers of the Naval contingent that can will be present tonight. This is a production magnifique, a pro duction that is put on with all the pomp and ceremony of a Zeigfield show. Why, Kadet Kapers shuts its door on no man or beast. Come on over and bring your animals. The humor is even low enough that they will have a good time! J C McCrary Dies In Airplane Crash J. C. McCrary, formerly of *1 Company Infantry, died when his basic trainer crashed during a routine flight at 12:30 a. m. Thursday. McCrary left school in Janu ary and joined the air corps, be ing sent to Kelly Field for pre flight training. He took his pri mary flight training at Uvalde, and was transferred to the Waco Army Flying School April 30. He was a member of the first class to report to the new Waco field where he was scheduled to gradu ate July 3. McCrary, like many other Ag gies, decided to make his services available to Uncle Sam right after the declaration of war. He was in his third year, but decided to give up his school work for the war effort. McCrary was born in 1921 at Temple, but moved to Waco soon after. Navasota Pool Is Open for Summer The out-door swimming pool in Navasota is open for the new sum mer season. The hours are 3 to 10 p.m. on week-days and 3 to 7 p.m. on Sundays. The pool is about two years old and is up-to-date with its equipment. Navy and Marines May Be Included In Pictures If Permission Is Granted Representatives of the Bureau of Information of the Office of Emergency Management arrived on the campus Thursday to take some moving pictures of the con tributions A. & M. is making to ward the nation’s war effort. These pictures are to be incor porated in a series of movie shorts on what the American Colleges are doing in the war. They are to be shown to the public in many theaters throughout the nation. The films of A. & M. are designed to show typical scenes on the cam pus. The Aggies’ regular military life and the many defense courses are to be portrayed. If a clearance can be obtained from the Navy Department in Washington, the sailors and ma rines on the campus are to be included in the film. The pictures are scheduled to be completed late Friday evening or early Saturday morning. Longhorn Pictures g Made With Blouses § All pictures for class sections in the Longhorn will be made in No. 1 uniform with white shirt and black tie, Editor John Longley an nounces. There will be an assort ment of blouses placed in the Ag gie Studio for the use of fresh men and sophomores. The charge for these pictures will be $1.50. Anyone desiring to use his last year’s picture may arrange for it by paying 50 cents at the studio. Because of the speed up program it has become necessary for all work on the Longhorn to be speed ed up. The editor requests that every student cooperate by hav ing his picture made according to schedule. Any and all cooperation on the part of the corps will be appreciated, states Longley. Candid camera fans may have their snapshots placed in the Long horn by submitting them at the Longhorn office or to any mem ber of the staff. There should be a great many opportunities for cameramen to get a lot of good pictures this summer, and those submitted will be appreciated, states the editor. Notices concerning Vanity Fair and Senior Favorite pictures will appear in a later edition of The Battalion. New Students Missing Psychological Exams Take Tests Saturday New students who failed to re port for the psychological test yes terday will take it Saturday, June 20, at 1 p.m. The examination will be conducted in the Animal In dustries lecture room. Students entering the school with advanced standing who have taken the American Council on Education psychological test in their former schools should have their gross scores sent to the reg istrar’s office, according to H. L. Heaton, acting registrar. Scores for transfers from North Texas State Agricultural College are on file in the registrar’s office. It is, therefore, not necessary for these students to have their scores sent or to take the test. Steel Shortage Causes Change in Slab Designing Critical Material Must Be Omitted From Design Due To Priorities and Shortages Basic designing for the new dance slab has had to be changed because of the shortage of steel to be used in the construction. This will cause some delay in the construction but actual construction should begin within a week or ten days, E. M. Holmgreen, business manager of the college stated yesterday. Because the steel cannot be secured without priorities the new design must be made without the use of this mater ial. Since the original plans called-f — for the use of steel as reinforcing in the concrete of which the slab is to be constructed the structure is under the process of re-designing by Phil Norton, college architect. When this design is completed it will be submitted for bids and construction started as soon there after as is possible. There will be no wire netting or steel posts around the structure as these cannot be obtained but a plan must be worked out to fac ilitate collection of admisions to the functions to be held on the platform. Harris Agent Made Ixtension Service pecialist Recently Appointment of Winifred Jones, assistant county home demonstra tion agent of Harris County, as specialist in fo^'d preservation for the A. & M. College Extension Service was announced by Mil dred Hortoiy vice director and state home demonstration agent. The tne 1 specialist, succeeds Grace I. l^eely, who became regional nmyiLipni^t for , the Agricultural 7/Marketing Admin istration o/ April 15. Miss Neely will as nutrition coun selor and adviser for AMA’s dis tribution pnpgi ams in 13 Southern States, and hei\ headquarters will be in Dallas. \ Miss Jones it a former Gold Star 4-H Club ;j?irl from Dallas County and in 19&3 was winner of a 4-H college scholarship offered by the State Fair of Texas. At the Texas State College for Women, Denton, where Miss Jones obtained her B. S. degree, she was an out standing student. In addition to acting as student assistant in the college Rural Arts Department, Miss Jones was hostess in one of the cooperative dormitories. The house she supervised was operated more cheaply than any other in the system. For the past five years Miss Jones has worked with the Exten sion Service. She was assistant county home demonstration agent in Smith County and later was county home demonstration agent for Colorado County. In a volun tary capacity she served as chair man of the Colorado County unit of home economists. Day Students Should Turn In Class Cards Class schedules of students liv ing outside the dormitories must be turned in to the commandant’s office by Monday, June 15, ac cording to the commandant’s of fice. Students living off the cam pus should report to the comman dant’s office as soon as possible and fill in the schedule card which will be given him. George Gay Shows That Aggie Spirit Carries Through Companions Died As He Narrowly Missed Death After Sinking Carrier Further proof that the “Aggie” tradition lived on in the hearts of ex-Aggies was given when the news of the battle for Midway Island was received. By plopping into the big middle of the battle and furnishing a great eye witness account of the proceedings, Ensign George H. Gay, ’40, will long be remembered for his action. During the first day of the fight, Gay, on sighting an aircraft car rier attacked it and fired his tor pedo a£ close range. Pieces of shrapnel knocked his plane out of commission and killed his two companions. Pancaking his plane on the water near the carrier, Gay escaped drowning by grabbing the plane’s rubber life raft. As he floated around on the bullet-rid dled raft, he was treated to the sight of the burning of three Jap anese aircraft Carriers, one of which was sunk. Gay suffered two injuries dur ing the encounter, one a sear in the leg by a piece of shrapnel and the other a bullet wound in the arm. Born with an indomitable spirit and an unquenchable desire for ex citement, Gay from his early youth wanted to join the Army Air Corps. He entered A. & M. in the fall of ’36 with the intention of enlisting in the air corps as soon as he graduated and was in Bat tery A, Coast Artillery. With Ow en Cook he built and flew a plane during his stay at A. & M. Leaving college in ’39, he enlist ed in the Air Corpd but was un able to pass the physical. Un daunted, Gay went to work for a construction company to toughen himself up. Taking the physical again in 1940, he found that he had not toughened up enough, so back he went to the construction gang. The next time he tried for the naval air force and was ad mitted. As soon as he finished the training course, Gay asked for im mediate duty on an aircraft car rier and got it. That is why he is where he is now, and he likes it. LONGHORN SCHEDULE June 15 to 22, Infantry/ Sen iors. June 23 to 29, Engineer Sen iors. June 30 to July 6, Cavalry Seniors. July 7 to 13, Field Artillery Seniors. July 14 to 20, Coast Artillery Seniors. July 21 to 27, Composite Regiment Seniors. i Aggieland Gets Another Lilliputian Fish Squeaky has a successor! No longer will C. H. Wallace, H In fantry, have to put up with his friends calling him Squeaky, for last week Fish Powitsky, checked in to the captain of E Infantry. Fish Powitsky had to try hard to get his 86 pound weight to make the scale register the 90 pounds necessary to meet the R.O.T.C. requirements. He had to try hard, stretching his back muscles to meet the five foot minimum height requirement, but—he dooed it! Robert (Man Mountain Powit sky they called him back home) is a 16-year-old freshman from Bart lett, Texas, who says about A. & M. after his first week here, “I like it, best of any place, fine.” Fish Powitsky, because of his size—rather, lack of size—has been called everything from Man Mountain to Half Pint, which cov ers a lot of territory! He just barely passed the physical as far as size was concerned for the Basic R.O.T.C. requirements here but is no midget as far as educa tion goes. At high school in Bart lett, Fish Squeaky made good grades, but here so far the teach ers sometimes have difficulty finding him amidst all those big tall text books on the desks. He hasn’t given up hope yet, though. The first question everybody asks Fish Squeaky is his age and then when informed they don’t be lieve him. Many have expressed the opinion that he was a mascot of some kind, sort of a second Reveille. But, all this doesn’t phase the Lilliputian in the least. Thru all the wisecracks he has a “Yes, sir” and a “No, sir” and a broad grin. Trigonometry and chemistry seem to be giving most trouble, academically speaking, while Eng lish and drawing seem to come easiest. The most perplexing prob lem for Fish Powitsky so far to solve has been the clothing one. He has yet to find coveralls and a trench coat. Also his G’.Is. are about a foot too big in the waist, but then that’s not too unusual. Agricultural Engineering has been chosen as Man Mountain’s major but unless someone comes to the rescue with a plan for get ting those big text books off the book rack, above his desk, Fish Squeaky’s college life may come to an end too soon.