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

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The Battalion
The Battalion, official newspaper of the Agricultural and
Mechanical College of Texas and the City of College Station,
is published three times weekly, and issued Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday mornings.
Entered as second class matter at the Post Office at College
Station, Texas, under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1870.
Subscription rates $3 a school year. Advertising rates
upon request.
Represented nationally by National Advertising Service,
Inc., at New York City, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, and
San Francisco.
Office, Room 122, Administration Building. Telephone
1941 Member 1942
Dissociated Golle6iate Press
Brooks Gofer 4- Editor-in-Chief
Ken Bresnen Associate Editor
Phil Crown Staff Photographer
Sports Staff
Mike Haikin T Sports Editor
Mike Mann - Assistant Sports Editor
Chick Hurst .C Senior Sports Assistant
Advertising Staff
Reggie Smith Advertising Manager
Jack E. Carter Tuesday Asst. Advertising Manager
Louis A. Bridges Thursday Asst. Advertising Manager
Jay Pumphrey Saturday Asst. Advertising Manager
Circulation Staff
F. D. Asbury, Jr Circulation Manager
Bill Huber Senior Assistant
H. R. Tampke Senior Assistant
Carlton Power Senior Assistant
Joe Stalcup .'i Junior Assistant
Thursday’s Staff
Ken Bresnen Managing Editor
Nelson Karbach Junior Editor
Jack Keith Junior Editor
Benton Taylor Junior Editor
Tom Leland Junior Editor
Ramon McKinney, John Baldridge, Tom Journeay, Charles
Kaplan, Bob Garrett, Gerald Fahrenthold, Bert Kurtz, Bill Jar-
nagin, Harry Cordua, Bob jyieredith. Bill Japhet, Jack Hood,
and Jack Chileoat.
'43 Longhorn
When the college went on the twelve months
school basis, Student Publications went on
the same schedule. So far the schedule has
been met, though hard on some occasions.
But one of the most important publications
of the student body is not receiving the sup
port and cooperation that it will need if it
is to be published. The Longhorn schedule for
senior pictures has been announced and to
date only 83 pictures have been taken for
the senior class section. This number repre
sents the total number of Infantry and En
gineer seniors who have had their’s made. Us
ually the number from these two organiza
tions is around 225.
The Longhorn is a senior’s most prized
possession as it is the record of his final and
outstanding year at A. & M. Because of this
it was decided that each class should have a
Longhorn when it graduates. To do so means
that an eight month schedule must be follow
ed instead of the regular twelve, and every
senior should try and cooperate with the
editor in meeting his deadlines.
If the Longhorn is to be published, and
every man so desires, there will have to be
more cooperation and response on the part of
the seniors. Remember, there will be a sen
ior section in the 1943 Longhorn if the sen
ior class wants one, and if there isn’t one it
will be nobody’s fault but the class of ’43.
This Collegiate World
Elmira college proposes to introduce next
fall a new program for the training of young
women who desire to enter the field of re
tailing, President W. S. A. Pott announces.
Arrangements have been made for a
Tew weeks’ interneship in department stores
in New York City and Elmira.
* * *
Medical schools in the United States
have decreased by 50 per cent since 1905,
and medical students by 18 per cent, accord
ing to a survey by the Federation of State
Medical Boards as reported by the Alabama
health department.
It lists 77 schools in 1940 as against 160
in 1905, and puts the present student body
at 21,271, compared with a total of 26,147,-
in 1905.
* * *
To fill a need often expressed by music
educators, the Wayne University A Cappella
choir will provide recorded choral music on
a nationwide basis, through a recording
technique just announced by its director,
Prof. Harold Tallman. His two years’ investi
gation has solved perplexing technical prob
lems that long have retarded the recording of
choral music.
“Vocal-group music has proved far more
difficult to record than instrumental-groups
of music,” Professor Tallman explains, “be
cause a voice is directional while an instru
ment is not. Thus a microphone close to the
group produces a recording distorted in fav
or of the nearest singers; while a microphone
far enough away to give an over-all impres
sion produces a recording without warmth,
one that is “tinny” and “mechanical.”
The solution was an arrangement of
studio microphones which preserved proper
balance. Professor Tallman solved the prob
lem last summer while teaching at the Uni
versity of Southern California. He sought
the approval of Hollywood sound technicians
before releasing the recordings for sale to
Gamble Hinged-Music company, Chicago,
recorders of educational music. Royalties are
to be returned to the university to further
the choir’s musical activities.
* * *
Bowling Green State university has be
come the first American college to offer a
scholarship for horseback riding.
The award, created by Boots and Saddle
club and Hedden School of Riding, provides
for university fees and riding lessons for
nine months.
The recipient will be the winner of a
riding contest to be staged in May 2 for high
school senior girls, provided she ranks in
the upper third of her class.
Man, Your Manners
_ By I. Sherwood - _
There always has been, and always will be,
in every country, things forbidden by cus
We have some funny customs that date
back a long time, such as, a man may not
keep his hat on in the house; he must turn
to the right when meeting another person.
Then, too, the ridiculous old customs that a
man’s coat must button to the right, a wom
an’s coat to the left; a man must have but
tons on his sleeves for no reason at all.
We might think the Polynesian absurd
for pressing his nose against the nose of his
guest by way of greeting or welcome, but
we may appear just as absurd when we
kiss and shake hands for the same reason.
In this country we have no severe pen
alties for rudeness or failure to show con
sideration for others, but sooner or later
the impolite person will incur the loss of
respect and influence; he will sacrifice his
popularity, and he may lose desirable social
and business advantages.
In any community one who does not ob
serve the customs of the community in
which he lives will suffer for it in one way
or another. The answer as to what sort of
citizens we will make is written in our hearts,
our intellects, our sympathetic understand
ing and willingness to conform.
America’s paramount need in the midst
of war is “a workmanlike spirit—not dra
matics of the dreadful times—and a sense
of humor,” says Dr. Helen White of the
University of Wisconsin.
Penny's Serenade
By W. L. Penberthy
This month A. & M. is losing two of the fin
est track coaches, and finest men, the coun
try has ever seen. I refer to Col. Frank An
derson and “Dough” Rollins. Colonel “Andy”
is called to active duty on July 11 and
“Dough” is to be Capt. John W. Rollins and
reports to Temple on July 2—the day this
article appears in print.
Col. “Andy” coached the track team for
the twelve years from 1923-35 and in that
time his teams hung up four conference
championships. Since that time he served
for two years as Commandant and is now
Professor of Physical Education where he
has done a grand job in helping the other
men in the department carry the writer.
Dough has coached the team since 1935 and
although his teams have failed to win a
championship, he has done a fine piece of
work and has kept the other conference
coaches jittery at the conference meet each
To me their record of wins and losses
is not important. The important thing is the
impression they have made and the fine in
fluence they have exerted on the boys they
coached and on our student body in general.
I happen to know many of the men who
were coached by these men and when I see
them off the campus they never fail to ask
about their track coach. I have also read
letters from some of these same men, and
others, in which they expressed appreciation
to the coaches for the help they had re
ceived, and knowing these coaches as I do
and having observed how they worked with
“their boys,” I know the members of the
team received a great deal of fine training
that their own Dads couldn’t have given
them. These coaches were the much needed
Dads to the boys while they were here.
These two men are a lot alike in many
respects. They are two of the kindest, most
generous, most sympathetic, most under
standing, the biggest hearted and the most
loyal men I have ever known. In my column
last week I quoted the following little piece
of philosophy: “I expect to pass through this
life but once. If, therefore, there is any kind
ness I can show or any good I can do to any
fellow being, let me do it now for I shall not
pass this way again.” When I read this I
immediately think of these men because on
this campus they have practiced it every
Yes folks—we are losing a couple of
mighty fine influences from our campus and
Uncle Sam is getting a couple of the finest
leaders I have ever known.
Berneice Schlemmer, senior in journal
ism at the University of Minnesota, is serv
ing as a baseball reporter for the Minneap
olis bureau of United Press.
Something to Read
====== By Dr. T. F. May* ======
Five Roads Toward an Understanding
Of Nature: Thomson’s Outline of Science.
Entertaining account of evolution and char
acteristics of worlds and creatures. Wonder
ful illustrations and clear type.
Of Big Business: Berle and Means The
Modern Corporation and Private Property.
The concentration of business changes con
ditions and must change laws. The rise of
corporations has given, to a small group,
power without responsibility.
Of Your Mind: E. D. Martin’s Psychol
ogy. Twenty mental problems and theories
including complexes, mob-mindedness and
Of Life: Fadiman’s I Believe. Twenty
distinguished moderns explain their life
philosophies. Read, then make up yours.
Of Art: Van Loon’s The Arts. What,
how, and why great artists paint, sing, and
carve. Lively and conversational type.
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PRIVATE BUCK By Clyde Lewis]
campus disnacras
It is seldom that the Southwest
is honored by a visit from an im
portant government official from
Washington. But, tomorrow and
part of Saturday A. & M. will be
host to Secretary of Agriculture
Wickard who is stopping on his
way to conferences in Mexico. Ev
ery effort should be made by the
cadet corps and by local citizens
to hear the talk by Secretary
Wickard tomorrow night on Kyle
In another of the current pic
tures depicting the funny side of
army life as it is not lived, “YOU
ring Jimmy Durante is showing
today and Friday at Guion Hall.
“Schnozzle” Durante and his pal
Phil Silvers are. vacuum-cleaner
salesmen that are always in trou
ble. When trying to make a sale
to an army recruiting sergeant,
they are tricked into enlisting in
the infantry and are whisked away
to camp. From then on life is
another whirl of sergeants, k.p.
duty and marching.
“You’re in the Army Now” is a
come-back picture as far as Du-
rante is concerned. For thos^ who
small pepper about the size of enjoy his slap-stick type of com-
the end of the little finger—but edy, the picture should be entire-
While discussing plights and ver y ( one 0 f these peppers in ly satisfactory. Phil Silvers also
problems, a group of freshmen re- a 5 g a n on can 0 f soup WO uld gets in some pretty good laughs.
cently dreamed make it too hot to eat) So Pancho The Lowdown— The plot is
up their “Ideal had his men to gather a large threadbare, it’s been used so much.
Girl” . . . the number of tin cans and fill them Ginger Rogers, in a new type of
one who could with the peppers. . . and a small role, appears in “ROXIE HART,”
burn their toast charge of explosives. These they beginning tomorrow at the Cam-
every morning tossed over the walls of the de- p U s Theatre. The supporting cast
“It’s a real nice gesture, Private Buck, but that’s one thing the
government DOESN’T want traded in on defense bonds!”
lack Hood
Montgomery, Spring Byington and
Nigel Bruce.
“Roxie Hart” is a satirical story
of the roaring twenties in gang
ster-controlled Chicago. Since that
was a period of gin-swilling and
lawlessness, the general law-de
fying attitude of the characters
seems almost obnoxious in the
light of present-day customs.
There are plenty of remarks and
situations though that provide en
ough laughs to keep the movie on
the brighter side.
Ginger Rogers plays the part of
a flighty young wife whose hus
band kills one of her admirers.
She takes the blame for the killing
and is tried in court, because a
fast-talking press agent and a
shyster criminal lawyer have con
vinced her that such a course of
action will give her publicity and
enable her to establish a career
for herself after the lawyer gets
an acquittal.
The Lowdown—plenty of ginger
with Ginger around.
“Backwash: An asritation resulting- from some action or occurrence.”—Webster
Dream Girl
James Madison Wood, 66 holds
a record for longest tenure among
presidents of Women’s colleges.
He is rounding out his twenty-
ninth year as head of Stephens
and get
with it.
But wouldn’t
lit be interesting
Hood ta compare these
require m e n t s
with those of the same group of
boys two years from now ? The
1. Height, 5’2” to 5’6” or about
two inches shorter than the
2. Color of hair not important.
3 Weight, 110 to 118 pounds.
4. Graduated in first half of
high school class.
5. From a family of two, three,
or more.
6. She MUST be cultured, i. e.,
she should be readily adapt
able to meet, with ease, all
occasions. Some culture fea
tures specified or desired.
1. Play tennis.
2. Play piano.
3. Swim.
4. Play violin.
Quoting a professor’s opinion on
the requirements, “It is very inter
esting to me that beauty—abstract
beauty—with no other admirable
qualities was never mentioned.
Whenever Aggies require culture
first and beauty last, it is a very
encouraging sign to those “old
fogies” that think that modern
boys look only for a beautiful
• • •
Gentle Hint. . .
. . . We pass on to seniors for
what it is worth.
Some seniors are going to be
definitely disappointed when this
year’s Longhorn comes out . . .
their picture is not going to be in
it. The Longhorn, in order to get
published, has a definite schedule
to follow . . . deadlines can be
extended only so long. Of the In
fantry, Engineer, and Cavalry
regiments, only 83 seniors have had
their pictures taken . . .
• • •
Colonel Escamilla
. . . told some TALL stories
backstage at Town Hall Monday
p. m.. Like all world travelers,
soldiers of fortune, etc., he had
a brilliant personality—a good
line of bull.
The Colonel was one of Pancho
Villa’s “Gold Leaf” men . . . there
were BOO, organized from wealthy
Mexican families . . . and he de
scribed how 8,500 of Villa’s army
took a city guarded by 44,000
troops: In Mexico there grows a
away (g ee BACKWASH, Page 4) includes Adolphe Menjou, George
Musical Meauderings
At Guion Hall
Thursday, Friday—“You’re
In the Army Now” with Jim
my Durante and Phil Silvers.
At the Campus
. Thursday, Friday, Satur
day—“Roxie Hart” starring
Ginger Rogers.
Saturday Midnight—“Tex
as” with Claire Trevor.
For the first time since the Fitch
Bandwagon campaign got under
way, definite results have and are
still being obtained. Last Thursday
the Aggieland Orchestra received
a questionnaire from the sponsors
asking for various bits of inform
ation concerning the orchestra.
This is a definite move in the right
direction and you are the ones to
be praised. The orchestra feels that
you are behind them all the way,
and that YOU and YOU alone are
their sponsors. Now I ask you,
can anything fail with a spirit and
a corps behind them, such as the
one we are noted for? BUT there
is a lot still to be done, and you
will be called upon to help as in
the past. Letters will be accepted
up until Saturday, July 11, so its
still not too late to get them in.
Don’t forget, each letter you send
in not only helps your orchestra,
but* your school as well. The
Twelfth Man has never failed.
Thirty-Second Notes
Reliable rumor has it that Phil
Harris and his great band will
play at least a one nighter here at
the end of the summer session. If
this is true, we will have to be
“sandwiched” between his Dallas
and Houston engagements. This
is only rumor, mind you, as it
hasn’t been confirmed by the Stu
dent Activities office as yet. Har
ris is known as the greatest show
man in show business.
In answer to many questions,
Bill King was the founder and first
leader of the Aggieland Orchestra.
It was begun around 1923. He was
followed by Jimmy Joy, who has
since made a place for himself in
the music world.
The government clamped down
on the manufacture of musical in
struments this month by halting
the manufacture of all musical in
struments except violins, cellos,
and some guitars. This means that
if you possess any musical instru
ment, hold on to it. Prices have
gone sky high.
The waltz is coming back. Yes,
Dr. Richard W. Husband, an em
inent psychologist reported last
week that after a thorough survey
of public opinion, he has come to
the final conclusion that the pub
lic is sick of jitter-bugging and
would soon cater to the waltz.
Brother, they’ll have to prove that
—at least at A. & M.
What a line! Tommy Dorsey now
calls his band a Swyngphonic Or
Floyd Smith, whom you will re-
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Thurs. - Fri. - Sat.
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Preview 11 P.M. Saturday
Shown Sun. - Mon. - Tues.
Box Office Open Till 10 P.M.
Cartoon - Short - Musical
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If You Want to Look Right
- For the 4th -
Drop In and Let Us Fix You Up
YMCA and Varsity Barber Shop
On the Campus
Guion Hall
Jimmy Durante
Phil Silvers
You’re In the Army Now
Comedy — News — Cartoon
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