The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, June 30, 1942, Image 1

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Secretary WickardtoBe
Met by Escort Noon Friday
Walton and Other
Officials Meet •
Group in Hearne
Secretary of Agriculture Claude
R. Wickard, accepting an institu
tional invitation from President T.
O. Walton to be a guest of the
college, will be on the campus
from noon July 3 to noon July 4,
according to Director H. H. Wil
liamson of the Extension Service.
Wickard with his party of three
will arrive at Hearne around
noon Friday and will be met by a
welcoming committee composed of
Dr. Walton, Williamson and B. F.
Vance, administrative officer of
the AAA.
They will be met at the east
entrance by a cavalry escort and
escorted to the board of directors
home opposite Sbisa Hall where
Secretary Wickard and his party
will rest until 4:30.
At 5:25 the cabinet officer will
witness the retreat formation of
the cadet corps in the old area and
then will eat with the corps at
Sbisa Hall.
After supper the secretary will
take a stroll around the campus
or will hold a press conference at
the board home. Promptly at 7:45
the visitors will leave for Kyle
Field where Secretary Wickard is
slated to make an address at 8.
After the speech any of the vis
itors will have an opportunity to
meet the Secretary of Agriculture
at Kyle Field.
A breakfast for officials of the
AAA, Extension Service, and the
college will be held with Secretary
Wickard as guest at the Old mess
hall at 7:30 Saturday morning,
followed at 8:30 by 1 a tour of the
campus for the Secretary and his
The tour will end at 10 o’clock
at the new office building of the
AAA where Wickard will make
the dedic:tory speech for the new
building. 1
(See WICKARD, Page 4)
Senior Rings To Be
Deliveied Wednesday
Senior rings will be ready for
delivery tcrtjorrow, the Registrar’s
office state!. In order to distribute
all the rinsJ as soon as possible,
the office Requests that seniors
come for tram tomorrow. There
after rings will be delivered only
in the mornings.
The next order for rings will be
taken tomorrow for the August 1
delivery. Orders are being made
only on the first of the month in
stead of the first and fifteenth as
in previous years.
Since September, 1941, 1417 rings
have been ordered. The class of
’42-’43 has ordered 319 rings so
far, mostly the 18 pennyweight
Fish, Game
Short Course
Here July 3,4
Discussion to Be
Centered on Farm
Ponds & Fisheries
Discussion of farm ponds and
coastal fisheries resources will
feature a short course sponsored
by the Fish and Game department
July 3 and 4.
The first day’s sessions will
close in time for the address by
Secretary of Agriculture Claude R.
On the conclusion of the farm
pond sessions a conference will be
held on coastal fisheries resources
with J. B. Arnold, director, Coastal
Division, Texas Game, Fish and
Oyster Commission; Gordon Gun
ter, Marine Biologist; Dr. E. J.
Land, University of Texas; Dr.
George E. Potter, A. & M.; and
others interested in attendance.
Notable visitors to the confer
ence include H. S. Swingle of the
Alabama Agricultural Experi
ment Station, nation-wide authori
ty on the construction, stocking
and fertilization of farm ponds;
Charles L. Fuqua, Fish and Wild
life Service, Austin; and T. S.
Kibbe, Regional Supervisor of fish
culture, Fish and Wildlife Serv
ice, Albuquerque.
The program of the meeting is
as follows:
A Blanced Farm Program in
Wartime—H. H. Williamson, di
rector, Texas Extension Service.
The Agricultural Adjustment
Agency and Farm Ponds—B. F.
Vance, administrative officer in
charge, AAA.
Stocking Farm Ponds with Fish
—H. S. Swingle, School of Agri
culture, Alabama Polytechnical
Fish for Stocking Farm Ponds
—Marion Toole, chief aquatic biol
ogist, Texas Game, Fish and Oys
ter Commission, Austin.
How the U. S. Fish and Wildlife
Service Can Help—T. S. Kibbe,
regional supervisor of fish culture,
The Extension Service and the
Farm Pond Program—R. E. Cal
lender, extension game manage
ment specialist, College Station.
Some Popular and Technical De
tails—George E. Potter, professor
of zoology, Department of Biology,
Texas A. & M. ^
Fertilization of Farm Ponds—H.
S. Swingle, department of zoology
(See FISH, GAME Page 4)
Registration for 18-19 Group Held Today
Town Hall Presents Mexican Troupe
Under Direction of Colonel Escamilla
Presenting a new development
in the field of entertainment, Col
onel Ricardo Escamilla, former
daredevil rider and soldier of for
tune with Pancho Villa, last night
brought to the stage of Guion Hall
a unique enactment of his person
al experiences colored by the songs
and dances of some of the oldest
known cultures.
Aggies and local residents alike
greeted the show with rounds of
applause and deep appreciation for
the art displayed by the members
of the troupe.
Narrations and commentaries
were handled personally by the
producer and director of the show,
Escamilla. Original songs and
dances and special music for the
presentation were all conceived and
interpreted by individuals in the
cast. Elaborate costumes worth
thousands of dollars and repre
senting years of research and ar
tistic development play a large
part in carrying the audience into
the spirit of the show and letting
them forget for awhile the reali
ties of the present world.
At the same time a modern note
was woven into the production by
Colors Presented
To B Engineers
B Company Engineers, the hon
or company for this year, received
the colors in a regimental forma
tion yesterday afternoon at 5:30
o’clock in front of Walton Hall.
Also, the Troland trophy was
presented to C Company. The tro
phy is gh'en to' the company hav
ing the best room inspection and
the best attendance at drill and
Military Science classes.
Dr. C. C. Hedges presented the
colors to B Company. He is largely
responsible for the formation of
the Engineers as a separate regi
ment instead of being part of the
composite regiment as was former
ly the case.
The honor company has the
privilege of carrying the National
and Regimental colors. This award
is based on the best drilled organ
ization! and was held last year by
A Company. The Troland award
was also in the possession of A
Company last year.
the “El Principio” number which
opened the show. Raising a thrill
of patriotism and a feeling of
kinship among the nations of the
new world, the company opened
the evening’s entertainment with
the singing of the National An
One of the costumes worn by
Senorita Greta Rubio as an Inca
princess contains 24 ounces of pure
gold. Her feather costume which
has caused considerable comment
in the famous theaters of the na
tion is made from the feathers of
every known Mexican bird.
Musical accompaniment for the
production was handled by a hand
picked charro orchestra which Es
camilla selected from the best
musicians in Mexico.
Applications For
Drivers Licenses
At City Office
Application blanks for the re
newal of driver licenses may be
obtained anytime at the offices of
the City of College Station. These
applications must be filled out and
mailed to the Department of Pub
lic Safety at Austin, Texas.
Applications and tests for new
drivers’ licenses will be given by
a State Highway Patrol officer on
Monday, Friday and Saturday
morning at the County Courthouse
in Bryan.
Baptist Church Gets
New Electric Organ
The First Baptist Church of Col
lege Station has announced the in
stallment of a new electric organ
in their recently completed church
building. The dedication of the
church will be held July 12.
Experiment Station
Adds Poultry Expert
Starting Tomorrow
The Division of Veterinary Sci
ence, Texas Agricultural Experi
ment Station, is preparing to ex-
padn its researches into the field
of poultry pathology. Dr. John
Paul Delaplane, graduate of the
Ohio State University in Veterin
ary medicine and Avian Pathology,
has accepted the position and on
July 1, 1942 will begin his re
searches in the laboratories of the
Division of Veterinary Science and
the Division of Poultry Husbandry.
Primarily the studies are intend
ed to give the$ best account of
feeding stuffs used by poultrymen.
Dr. Delaplane was born in
Greenville, Ohio and has served as
graduate assistant at the Ohio
University and has been at Rhode
Island State College and Experi
ment Station since 1931. He is
author of a number of scientific
papers and bulletins on poultry
diseases and the various discoveries
used in preventing and treating
the maladies affecting poultry.
Aggieland’s Reed Section
Pictured above from left to right are Billy Anderson, Bill Murphy,
Charley Bickley, and Dinkle Webb, the reed section of the Aggie-
land Orchestra which the Aggies are backing in a campaign to
put them on the Fitch Band Wagon program. In the back ground
is Curley Brient, the Aggieland’s bass-playing leader.
Army, Navy Confer With Aircraft Men
In Aviation Week Conference Here
Aviation Week Conferences
sponsored jointly by A. & M. and
Southern Flight magazine ended
Sunday after a three day meet.
Besides the model contests which
were held over the three day pe
riod, the Army, the Navy and the
W.P.B. held conferences with rep
resentatives of the aircraft indus
Students Study Agricultural Conditions
On Tour of Eastern States and Canada
Twenty-two Texas agricultural
students, clad in cowb’oy boots and
five-gallon hats, returned Satur
day from a six-week field trip of
the North-East United States and
part of Canada.
L. S. Paine, associate professor
of agricultural economics, said the
field trip was successful and en
joyable. He showed newspaper
clippings from various eastern
cities' which highly praised the
famous Aggies for their serious
study of agricultural conditions of
the United States. Paine said,
“Our big Texas riding boots and
hats really made a hit on the
eatern peole. Everywhere we went
the people cordially entertained
longhorn schedule
June 30 to July 6, Cavalry
July 7 to 13, Field Artillery
July 14 to 20, Coast Artil
lery Seniors.
July 21 to 27, Composite
Regiment Seniors.
The boys took bed-rolls and
us and praised our good work. We
came in contact with farmers,
producers, agriculutral managers,
stock traders, college agricultural
teachers and researchers, and
countless other men who aided our
study. In addition to our careful
study of the states and conditions,
we saw many interesting and
historical scenes, including the
Blue Ridge Mountains, famous un
iversities, Gettysburg Memorial,
Niagara Falls, Quebec Canada, and
the Great Lakes.”
As an example of the publicity
the party spread through the eas
tern states, the London, Ontario,
Daily Free Press said: “Twenty-
two of the famous Texas Aggies
(students at the Agricultural and
Mechanical College of Texas), who
arrived in London this morning to
study agricultural conditions in
this district, are shown above, (in
a picture on the front page). Those
big hats they’re wearing are a
small edition of the regular 10-
gallon hat and are called five-gal
lon hats. The big boots in the front
row are real Texas high-heeled
riding boots. ■
“The Aggies made visits this af
ternoon to various spots of inter
est around London including the
University of Western Ontario,
the Weldwood Farm and the
Queen Alexandra Sanatorium at
Byron. They will pitch tents to
night within the grounds of Won
derland where all recreational fac
ilities including the use of the
dance floor and swimming pool
will be extended to them without
charge. Professor L. S. Paine,
leader of the group, and the boys
showed real interest in the part
Canada is playing in the war. He
said most of the boys were mem
bers of the U. S. R. O. T. C. and
would graduate with commissions
to join the active army.
“The f party will leave London
tomorrow to return to the United
States by way of Windsor. They
entered the country by way of
Niagara Falls.”
Briefly the trip included Louisi
ana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennes
see, North Carolina, Virginia,
Washington, D. C., Pennsylvania,
New York City, several New Eng
land states, part of Canada, the
Great Lakes, Michigan back
through Illinois, Kentucky, and
tents in their big yellow bus, camp
ing out usually, except in the big
cities. The party made detailed
studies including guided trips and
lectures through the T. V. A.,
North Carolina tobacco companies,
the Stock Exchange in New York
City, and the stock yards and
plants of the Chicago Swift Com
The summer travel course in
Agricultural-Business Economics
was originated by Professor Paine
and has been in operation five
years, growing more popular each
year. The purpose of the field
study, said Paine, is to give the
agricultural student a broad pic
ture of the economical and agricul
tural conditions of the United
States as a whole, with special em
phasis on how other states meet
their problems of farming and
The Eastern trip lasts from May
18 to June 27, while a similar trip
of the Western United States will
start July 6 and run till August 15.
The complete course, including a
written summary of the trips, gives
each student 12 credit hours. The
cost of the trips is $142, covering
bus transportation, lodging, meals,
and registration.
College Station
Negroes Study
First Aid Courses
“It can’t happen here,” but just
in case it does the Negroes of
Brazos County will not be caught
unprepared to do their bit as air
raid wardens or first aid workers.
Under the sponsorship of Col
lege Station Police Department,
Eddie Chew, assistant groundkeep-
er at the Kyle Field area for near
ly 20 years, has completed all of
the advance courses in first aid
and now is conducting class him
Eddie has qualified as an air
raid warden and is assigned to the
South College Station area along
Old Highway 6. In addition, he has
completed the standard, advanced
and instruct^,/- Red Cross first aid
course and is now conducting
classes for Negroes at the Colored
A. & M. Consolidated School, in
South End, College Station. In
stead of the required 30 hours of
training, Eddie is requiring all his
pupils to pass a total of 32 hours
before he will issue them the cer
Students who have completed
the first aid course under Chew
include: Iron Beverly, James Car
rie, Roland Columbus, Mary E.
Davis, Bessie M. Davis, Odesser
Turner, Evelyn Elmore, Odessa
Ford, Lucille Granville, Eva M.
Green, Hattie Hill, Henryetta
Jones, Hazel Thompson, Azala
Thomas, Selestine Williams, Curtis
Cheeks, Matilda Jones, Sam Pierce
and Bettie Willborn.
Fellowship Group
Forced to Disband;
No Labor Available
The College Fellowship Lunch
eon Club has had to discontinue
its regular meetings every Thurs
day noon because of a labor short
age in the mess hall, Dr. L. G.
Jones, chairman, has announced.
The club has met every Thurs
day noon for the past three years
with fellowship among the teach
ers, employees, and residents of
the community as the main objec
tive. It started under the leader
ship of Dr. Chas. La Motte in 1939.
Subsequent chairmans were Dr.
R. L. Donahue, Professor C. H.
“Dutch” Dillingham, Professor
Harold Vance, and Jones.
A Spanish table may be organ
ized if there is enough demand
for it when the club resumes its
meetings as soon as labor difficul
ties are overcome.
The purpose of the^e conferences
was to reach an understanding be
tween the government and the air
craft industry. Plans were made
for a central pool of excess ma
terials from which needed essen
tials could be drawn in an emerg
ency. Also new products were dis
cussed for possible use in the war
The highlight of Saturday’s dis
cussions was the proposal to
change the name of the Society
of Automotive Engineers to the
Society of Automotive and Aero
nautical Engineers. The reason for
this proposal was that the aero
nautical engineers covered such a
large field they should be incor
porated into a separate society.
In this new society there is going
to be a senior and a junior branch
in Texas with headquarters at the
University of Texas and A. & M.
More complete details will be giv
en later.
Another purpose of the meet
was to consolidate the Civil Air
Patrol, the Texas Private Flyers
Assn, and others in order to work
together toward the same goal of
aiding the nation in its national
defense program.
About 350 people registered for
the meet and approximately 100
planes Used the college airport.
Most of the people representing
the aircraft industry flew to the
At the model contests several
planes were lost and have not been
recovered yet. Any person who has
found a model should turn it over
to the aeronautical engineering
department as the models are reg
istered in Washington and it is a
federal offense to keep the planes,
the department stated.
Finhl results of the model meet
have not been compiled but the
complete list will appear in a later
issue of The Battalion.
Seniors To Sign
Up Registrants;
Cardwell Directs
Cadets in Air Corps,
ERC, Navy or Contract
Srs Exempt from Signing
Registration of all men born on
or after January 1, 1922, and on
or before June 30, 1924, will be
conducted in the main hallway of
the Administration building be
tween 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. today un
der the direction of Cadet Colonel
Walter W. Cardwell and his cadet
officers, Registrar H. L. Heaton
Men in the Enlisted Reserve
Corps, the Air Corps Reserve and
Naval Reserve Corps will not have
to register. Also those men who
have contracts or have received
their commissions in the Medical
Administrative Corps will not have
to register, according to the Mili
tary Department.
Seniors, under the direction of
Cardwell, will set up tables in the
main hallway of the Administra
tion building to take care of the
large number of students expected
to register today. Students are
asked to come at their off periods
as no excused absences will be per
mitted for registration, Heaton
“The building will remain open
until 9 o’clock and men will be
sent to the hospital to register
the students interned there to as
sure all concerned a chance to reg
ister today,” Heaton added.
Papers and all necessary infor
mation will be forwarded to the
local draft boards as soon as pos
sible t^y the offices here.
Only those men who have been
accepted and have already taken
their oath are considered in the
reserves, said Major L. W. Mar
shall, Infantry, who is in charge of
enlistments in the Enlisted Re
serve Corps.
Long Island Estate
Donated to IAS For
Research Laboratory
Texas A. & M. College members
of the Institute of Aeronautical
Sciences have been informed that
the IAS has been given a 162-acre
estate on Long Island for estab-
lishment of a new research lab
Donor is Mrs. Daniel Guggen
heim, whose late husband founded
the Daniel Guggenheim fund for
the promotion of aeronautics and
whose son, Harry, acted as presi
dent of the foundation.
Besides laboratories which may
be used to aid directly in war work,
the IAS plans to house large li
braries at the estate.
Members of the IAS at Texas
A. & M. are Gibb Gilchrist, dean
of engineering; Dr. Howard W.
Barlow, head of the aero engineer
ing department; and R. M. Pink
erton and E. J. Lesher of the
aero engineering department.
Safe and Sane
Fourth Plea Of
Health Officer
A plea for a safe and sane
Fourth of July was issued today
by Dr. Geo. W. Cox, state health
officer, who declared, “We should
not forget that the glorious Fourth
is the anniversary of American
freedom—a freedom which is now
in jeopardy.
“This nation needs every man,
woman and child at maximum phy
sical strength. Unnecessary loss of
life or time from careless accidents
is a form of sabotage against oar
total war effort.”
Dr. Cox stressed the fact that
hundreds of accidents occur each
year among Fourth of July cele
brants, including drowning, traffic
casualties, and serious injuries
from fireworks. He declared that
every day’s time lost in this man
ner will handicap the natioa’s war
“The celebration of American in
dependence is a custom dear to the
hearts of all Americans,” Dr. Cox
said, “but this year as never be
fore care should be taken to avoid
accidents which cripple or kill
since our maximum manpower is
needed for the successful prose
cution of a war to defend that
same same American freedom.”
“Using caution in water sports
and in traveling on the highways
will aid materially in cutting down
the total number of accidents, and
the cautious handling of all fire
works will result in fewer painful
injuries to small children,” Dr. Cox
Checks Ready For
March Contract Men
Military Science Department an
nounced Wednesday that subse-
sistence phecks were available for
students who signed contracts ef
fective March 17, 1942, and that
these may be obtained by going to
the Sergeant Major’s office in Ross
Hall. About one hundred students
are affected by this announcement.