The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, June 23, 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, TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 23, 1942 2275 NUMBER 10 New Civilian Pilot Plan Inaugurated Changes Increase Number of Pilots For Army and Navy With the demand for combat pilots and instructors^ growing steadily, the U. S. government has launched a new Civilian Pilot Training Program, starting July 1, that is expected to take up the slack, it was announced today by Dr. Howard W. Barlow, head of the aeronautical engineering de partment and CPT co-ordinator. Applications will be accepted immediately for the new program, Dr.. Barlow said. Enrollees in the new program must be between the ages of 18 and 3J and must pass a mental and physical test and the Civil Aeronautics Authority com mercial examination. Thousands of pilots with previ ous flight experience will be able to enter the new program at an advanced stage. Many thousands unable to pass the rigid aviation cadet examinations may be accept ed. Trainees who have taken CPT courses and joined the enlisted re serve will be called up for more training. Six courses will be given—ele mentary, secondary, cross-country, Link-instrument, instructor and flight officer. Approximately 50 percent of all trainees will be giv en at least four courses and in 24 to 40 weeks will be eligible for jobs . as civilian instructors—re leasing seasoned army pilots to combat service—service pilots or airline co-pilots.- Each stage of training tvill last 8 weeks, with subsistence, health and accident (insurance provided. The U. S. navy will furnish 20,- 000 enlisted reservists to. the new course, after which the majority of graduates will be assigned naval air stations for further combat training, Dr. Barlow said. The army, too, will utilize the new program to train instructors, glider pilots, co-pilots and ferry pilots. Application blanks may be se cured at aeronautical engineering department, or at any CAA office. Those who cannot be enrolled in classes starting July 1 will be giv en priority in later classes, Dr. Barlow said. Bill Parker, ’39 Killed in Far East In Airplane Crash Fortner Aggie Attended Paschall High, NT AC; Worked for Sun Oil Lt. W. (Bill) Parker, ’39, Fort Worth, has been killed in an aircraft accident in the Far East, the War Department has advised his motiher, Mrs. R. L. Parker. Parker was a graduate of Pas chal Hijgh in Fort Worth and at tended NTAC in Arlington before graduating here in chemical en- gineerinlg. Immediately after graduation, he went| to work with the Sun Oil CompanV at Chester, Pa. He was called til service a year ago, and was stationed at Edgewood Ar senal, Maryland, until last Novem ber when he sailed with the Third Chemica' Company for foreign service. He wils not a flier, and it is supposed that he was being moved from to post to another when the accident occurred. i Walton To Talk At Forestry Meeting Anothe r important sequence in the forestry conservation move ment in l|ast Texas will take place at Beauirotmt on July 1 when the Texas Fc restry Association gath ers for it| 28th annual meeting to '.sions on the part that Ties from the region is i the war, and the state hear disc: wood sup playing ii forestry ) irogram being developed to help m available use. Governc a list of take part announcec sociation Also mil ike continued wood crops for war and peacetime ir Coke Stevenson heads eight speakers who will on the one-day program, by Walter O’Neal, as- resident, Texarkana. |king < talks will be Dr'. Paul W. Scoggins In Navigation Training An American Axis-blasting bomber will one day follow the victory course charted by Aviation Cadet Paul W. Scoggins, 20, who is training today to become a “fingerman of the compass” in the current Army Air Force class for navigators here at the world’s largest multi-motor flying school. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Wil liam J. Scoggins, of Tioga, Texas, he is a graduate of Tioga High School, class of ’39. He is also an alumnus of Texas A. & M. where he signed up to become an Axis- smasher January 23, 1942. From Ellington Field he will go on to more advanced • schools for navigators. His training completed he will be commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army Air Force Reserve and ordered to immediate active duty. T. O. Walpon, president, A. & M. College; 1. C. Dionne, publisher, Gulf Coas/t Lumberman, Houston; E. L. Kufth, president, Southland Paper Mills, Lufkin; E. O. Siecke, director, 1 Texas Forest Service, College tftation; and O. M. Stone, Jasper. Tile m;eting is being arranged by the Beaumont Chamber of Com merce ur der the direction of Clar ence DeBusk, who states that all sessions will be open to the pub lic. “Considerable attention is being focused Ion the meeting,” O’Neal said, “i i volume how Ion the hea seriousl view of ‘the enormous of timber being cut from pine ami hardwood timberlands in East Tecas and the question as to r the forests can withstand fy drain without becoming r depleted.” Two [Former Students At Stockton Field Douglas H. Rubinstein Jr., At lanta, Georgia, and Theo B. Jen nings, Rowlett, Texas, both for mer students of A. & M., will soon graduaie from the Air Force Ad vanced Flying School at Stockton Field, California, and receive their wings md commissions in the Air Force Reserve. Botl cadets will be placed on active duty upon graduation. Cadet Rubim tein attended Leihehau High School in Hawaii, and later came ;o the United States to con tinue nis education at Texas A. & M. Cdlege and Temple University in Philadelphia, Penn. Get Busy If You Haven’t Sent A Letter to the Band Wagon Have you written the Fitch Sum mer Band Wagon yet? If you can’t answer that question in the af firmative sit down right this, min ute and write a note to the show. The address is: Fitch Band Wagon 720 North Michigan Ave. Chicago, Illinois. All you have to say in this let ter is that in your opinion the Aggieland Orchestra, under the able baton of Curly Brient, is one of the best orchestras you have ever heard in this part v of the country. Tell the addressee of that letter that Texas A. & M. ought to be well-known not only for its cham pionship football and baseball teams, but also for the swell brand of?dance rhythms that Curly and his boys put out. If every Aggie writes that let ter to the Band Wagon, not to morrow but TODAY, the orchestra will have a chance for nation wide fame. Many, bands have been “made” by a single appearance on the coast to coast broadcast, so let’s all give the Aggieland the chance they have been waiting for, alhance for them to prove to the whole nation that here at A. & M. we can produce champions in all fields—on the gridiron, the dia mond, and the bandstand! What about that. Ole Army? Remodeling Of Milner Continues Leggett, Mitchell To Be Included In Work Program Remodeling of Milner Hall has gotten under way on a large scale with all the occupants moved into temporary quarters, E. N. Holm- green, business manager of the college, stated Monday. The board of directors and President Walton have wanted to renovate the old halls so that they will be on a par with the newer dorms constructed in recent years for a long time. Similar remodeling of Leggett and Mitchell Halls will be under taken provided the work on Milner is satisfactory. Difficulty is being experienced in obtaining all the necessary materials to complete the work due to priorities on vital products. The first two floors of Milner, the first part of the $20,000 re modeling job, is expected to be finished in 30 days, according vo Holmgreen. Civilian Defense School Will Turn Out Ninth Class Soon; Complete Course Given Continuing with its policy of complete cooperation with the de fense effort A. & M. is about to graduate its ninth class in Civilian Defense training, it was announced yesterday by Capt. Sam R. Mc- Innis, secretary of the Civilian De fense school. These graduates, rep resenting 17 different states, will go back to their communities as instructors in civilian defense. Lt. Col. H. R. Brayton is the head of the school here, with Capt. Eradication Of Grasshoppers In Plains Complete Grasshopper control work con tinued active in the South Plains area through the week ending June 13, with such good results obtained by some farmers that no further baiting will be needed, ac cording to Cameron Siddall, ento mologist of the A. and M. College Extension Service. Quoting from a report of Wil liam J. Spicer, field supervisor of the grasshopper control division, USDA, Denver, Colorado, who is working in the infested region, Sid dall says that while baiting activ ity seemed to be decreasing to some extent over the whole area, Lubbock, Hardeman and Child ress counties increased the output of bait over that of preceding weeks. This was due to ’hoppers moving in from other counties. About 2,000 tons of wet bait were mixed and spread in the Texas jeontrol area during the week end ing June 13. In the Lubbock area, Siddell ex plains, adult migratory grasshop pers made up about 65 per cent of the population, while in the vicinity of Plainview about 35 per cent had reached adult stage. In Dickens County, the adult popula tions have become so scattered that they number only about a nor mal population, whereas they numbered 50 per square yard two weeks ago. A survey of Hemphill County showed infestation by adults in numbers high enough to include that county in the control area. The ’hoppers, which moved in from the south, have caused marginal damage to wheat and cotton. Regardless of grasshoppers, Spicer reports crops “looking fine” over the south plains area, Siddall says. Wheat harvesting has be gun, and practically all of the cot ton is planted in the vicinity of Lubbock and 50 per cent of it is up. IAeS Sees Film On Streamlining At Meeting Thursday The film “Streamlining” was shown to over 100 members and guests of the Institute of Aero nautical Sciences at its meeting of last Friday, Steve Kaffer, acting chairman of the club stated. Kaffer asked that all members who have not voted in the election of officers for the club now being held to do so as soon as possible. Ballots may be received and cur rent dues paid at the Aei'onautical Engineering Office, Kaffer added. The picture depicted the history of aviation and the. development of the airplane. It was furnished the club through the courtesy of the Thompson Products Company. 184 Aggies Sign Up for Farm Work Those 184 patriotic Aggies who signed up in the Farm Labor Sup ply program will soon be working on the farms near College Station, Phil Alford, student manager of the movement has announced. At present there is a temporary slack period in the demand for farm labor, Alford pointed out. A demand for men to work this year’s crops will come in the near future, he added. The U. S. Employment Service in Bryan will turn their orders fox farm labor over to the college and they will be filled from the group which has signed up in the Farm Labor Supply program here. Large Quantities Of Nitric Acid May Be Released Quantities of nitric acid, vital ingredient of high explosives, may be released for war use if a new process of treating stainless steel proves commercially successful, says Dr. Herbert H. Uhlig of the General Electric Research Lab oratory. d(<?scrib-M the process; teachers apd investigators in Mclnnis, secretary. Instructors are Capt. L. E. Harris, Capt. M. K. Thornton, Capt. U. H. Turner, Maj. C. C. Patterson, Dr. C. C. Hedges, Dr. T. O. Walton, Dr. W. A. Varvel, Prof. C. J. Finney, Prof. E. L. Williams. Those taking the course are chosen by the Corps area office upon recommendation of the gov ernor of their respective states. There are 50 members per class, each one taking 10 days to com plete the course. The course covers complete instruction for civilian defense. It includes courses in or ganization charts, warning signals, bomb protection, demolition in struction, rescue work, decontami nation and communication. The class now in progress will be completed tomorrow, the next class will start Sunday, June 28. The class in progress completed one of its main branches last night with a demonstration of chemical bombs and other chemical warfare equipment. AAUP To Hold Meeting June 39 Local chapter of the American Association of University Profes sors will hold its first meeting of the summer semester at 8 o’clock Tuesday, June 30, in the Men’s Lounge, first floor, YMCA. E. E. McQuillen, secretary of the Former Students Association, will speak to the group about the new relationship of the Association with the College,' especially in re gard to the operation of the newly inaugurated Alumni Development Fund. The A. A. U. P. has as its object, according to its constitution, “a more effective cooperation among Model Plane Contest Will Attract Over 200 Entries Socia) Calendar Dates Chosen In Near Future Times | Available Limited Greatly By Football Season; Scarcity of Good Orchestras Social Secretary Bobby Steph ens announced Monday that in the near futuie dates will be selected for regimental balls and corps dances for the social season. These dates will be determined by the regimental dance com] tion. Due to week-ends commanders and the nittee of their organiza*- the limited number of some dances will be held simultaneously, but all regi ments will be given a separate date. Since the best week-ends, those with home football games, are only ::hree in number there will have to be some method of deciding which organization will hold its dance on tl^ese week-ends. Also Stephens stated that or chestras are being contacted and that this will enter into the de- at a recent meeting of fhe Elec trochemical Society at Nashville, Tenn. Stainless steel, which consists of 18 per cent chromium, 8 per cent nickel, and the balance iron, has many military as well as civilian applications. Both improve its ap pearance and give it greater re sistance to corrosion which might cause a structure to fail, it is usually treated with nitric acid, to which a little hydrofluoric acid has been added. This gives it a silvery instead of a grayish color. Dr. Uhlig explained that the metal surface consists of micro scopic peaks and valleys, and the effect of the acid is to eat away the peaks, while only slightly af fecting the valleys, making the surface smoother. Hydrochloric acid, by itself, will produce a dif ferent effect, he said, for it at tacks both peaks and valleys, and the appearance of corrosion resist ance are not improved. Class in Advanced Drawing Starts Today* At Bryan High School A new class in advanced engi neering drawing, offered by the college under ESMDT sponsorship, will open at 7 p. m. today in the drawing room of Bryan High School, it was announced today by W. E. Street, head of the engineer ing drawing department here. Registrations may be made at today’s class, Street said, or at any time up to next Monday night by calling the E. D. department here. The new class will meet only once a week for three weeks, Street announced, and then will have thrice-weekly sessions for the next three, in order that students in two drawing classes now near completion may enter. However, he found that by add ing a chemical “inhibitor” to the hydrochloric acid, the valleys are protected, and this produces on the stainless steel a surface equal to that of nitric acid. versities and colleges, and in pro fessional schools of similar grade, for the promotion of the interests of higher education and research, and in general to increase the use fulness and advance the stand ards and ideals of the professor.” The local chapter will hold reg;- ular meetings throughout the sum mer for discussion of pertinent topics. All interested and quali fied members of the college staff are welcome to join. Application blanks may be obtained from the president, J. H. Quisenberry, or the secretary, G. J. Samuelson. terminatior | of dates for the dif ferent balls [. Because of this some of the dar ces may be held this summer an l take advantage of the opportunity to have a big-name band. Groneman Instructs Convention Thursday In Model Building Two hundred boys from all over Texas are expected to compete in the model airplane contests held here Wednesday through Saturday. Teams are to come from Fort Worth, Dallas, San Antonio and other cities. The event is being sponsored by the aeronautical en gineering department under the rules of the Southwest Gas Model Association, Dr. H. W. Barlow head of the department said. Contestants will register tomor row in the YMCA lobby. Scale model contests will be held Friday morning, directed by Mr. Burgdorf. The indoor rubber model contest will be held in the A. H. Pavilion Friday morning at 8 o’clock. Saturday from 8 to 4 the gas model contest will go on, including a beauty model contest, a stunt contest—from 10 to 12—, and a G line contest at 1 p.m.—alii held on the cavalry -drill field. The visiting competitors will eat in the mess hall with sleeping quarters in some of . the new dor mitories. Prizes for the contests will total approximately $600. A&M Research Men Conduct Schools Study 1 . Livestock For Food Handlers ricultuml and livestock px of th|'/El Paso Valley wilrer^’uidied by research Important Meeting Of Junior Class Will Be Held Tuesday Walter Cardwell announces that the junior class will meet Tuesday night at 8:15 in the Assembly hall for the purpose of electing offi cers. The election will be conducted by the cadet colonel and members of his staff. All juniors are urged to attend this important meeting. Rosenberg President A&M Christian Class The newly elected officers for the A. & M. class of the First Christian Church are president, Wayne Rosenberg; vice-president, Jerry Ferrel; secretary, Minnie Warner; treasurer, Bill Hoff; song leader, John Keller; reporter, Bar ney Grime. Snuggs to Teach First Aid Class The first meeting of a First Aid Class to be taught by R. E. Suggs of the chemistry department will be held tomorxxxw evening at 7:30 o’clock in the agricultural engin eering building. Those men who are interested in enrolling in the class may phone M. L. Cashion at 4-1112, or Harry Boyer at 4-5294 or report to the first meeting tomorrow. tion at Ysl Establish station No. crops whic! dition to lo alfalfa and Dr. Slos gist, is su- tton, after ed by Dr will serve Dr. T. D< bandman searches The E around Y 3 Agricultm^l and livestock prob lems soon wiH^"" ludied ' by specialists at yhe A. & M. College Agricultura /Experiment sub-sta- eta. ed last January, Sub- 17 already has sundry include guayule in ad- rxg staple cotton, fruits, feed crops. i E. Jones, entomolo- ; xerintendent of the sta- July 1 he will be assist- Paul J. Lyerly, who as agronomist, and by maid Bell, animal hus- svho will direct the re livestock. Paso Valley region leta is said to be one of the oldest irrigated areas in the United States. Dr. Jones has studied at Clem- son College, South Carolina, Texas A. & M. College and Iowa State College, Ames. Dr. Lyerly studied at North Carolina State College and at Icwa State College; while Dr. Bell attended the University of IdahoJ Washington State Col lege and University of Wisconsin. Dr. Jones has been with the Texas x Agricultural Experiment Station since 1930, and has had several j ears of experience with entomological problems of the Winter I aven station and on var ious assignments at College Sta tion heaclqxxarters. Health Officers The E|1 pi'ojeet Paso Valley ix’rigation comprises 143,672 acres and in 1941 produced crops valued at $17,0 35,990, cotton accounting for $13/ 09,527. A cala cottonseed and lint per acre averaged $161.94 and the j yield was 1.42 bales per acre. Leo Daniels Weds Ruth Smith In Military Affair Sunday Surrounded by his teammates of the gridiron, Leo H. Daniels, ace Texas Aggie halfback, was mar ried to Miss Lorena Ruth Smith of Moulton and Bryan Sunday morning at St. Mary’s Chapel, Col lege Station. The wedding was a military affair with all of the male attendants attired in No. 1 uniform. Bob Tulis, former Aggie tackle who recently resigned from school to join the Naval Air Corps, was best man, and Mrs. Murtiashaw, the bride’s sister was matron of honor. The groomsmen included Bill Sibley, Willie Zapalac, and Dalton AlbexT, all Aggie football ers. Leo ixxtends to continue with his school work majoring in Account ing and Statistics, while Mrs. Dan iels will continue to work as secre tary for the Agricultural Educa tion Department. The couple will make their home in College Sta tion. Other guests besides the rela tives of the bride and groom in cluded Mr. and Mrs. J. W. “Dough” Rollins, Mr. and Mrs. Lil Dimmitt, and Mr. and Mrs. Manning Smith. Coach Homer Norton was unable to attend. In a vigorous war time campaign - —l~6|lviastate health , level by preVentipjiif the spread' of com municable diseases which might be transmitted by foods, the State Department of Health is conduct ing training schools for food rand- lers in many sections of Texas, Dr. George W. Cox, state health of ficer/ announced today. “Food handlers are being in structed in sanitary methods of preparing, handling, and serving food for public consumption,” Dr. Cox said. “Actual experience has shown that an insanitary eating establishment is one of the surest sources of spreading infection. Public health is menaced by the lack of proper sanitation in food handling and our goal is the edu cation of cooks, waiters, butchers, bakers, fountain men and all other food handlers to such a level as will insure an elimination of this health hazard.” The training schools consist of elementary courses in bacteriol ogy, communicable diseases, medi cal zoology, foods, disinfection, sterilization, personal hygiene, and sanitation. Special attention has been paid to requests for schools in defense areas, and classes have already been held in Mineral Wells, Weath erford, Anahuac, Liberty, El Cam- po, Wharton, Bay City, Browns ville, Harlingen, Corpus Christi, Midland, Odessa, Gainesville, Georgetown, and Taylor. Cockrell Co-chairman Students Conference Bob Cockrell of Dallas was re cently elected co-chairman for the coming year of the Southwestern Student Conference. The meeting and election was held at Hollister, Missouri, and the conference in cluded students from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Missouri, and Louisiana. Breezy Jones, of Washington University, St. Louis, was elected as the other chairman. LONGHORN SCHEDULE 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 Artil lery Seniors. July 21 to 27, Composite Regiment Seniors.