The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, August 27, 1942, Image 2

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Page 2- -THE BATTALION -THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 27, 1942 The Battalion STUDENT TRI-WEEKLY NEWSPAPER TEXAS A. & M. COLLEGE The Battalion, official newspaper of the Arricultural 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 S, 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 Angelea, and San Francisco. Office. Room 12Z, Administration Building. Telephone »-6«44. 1941 Member 1942 Pissocided Golle&ide Press Brooks Gofer JSditor-in-Chief Ken Breanen.. Associate Editor Phil Crown Staff Photographer Sports Staff Mike Haikin Sports Editor Mike Mann Assistant Sports Editor Chick Hurst..... Senior Sports Assistant N. Libson Junior Sports Editor 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 V. D. Asbury, Jr. Circulation Manager Bill Huber Senior Assistant H. R. Tampke. Senior Assistant Carlton Power Senior Assistant Jo* Staleup — Junior Assistant Thursday's Staff Ken Bresnen .—....Managing Editor John Holman Junior, Editor Nelson Karbach Junior Editor lack Keith Junior Editor Reporters Tom Joumeay Herrj Cordua, Bob Garrett, Ramon McKin- »ey. John Baldridge, Charles Kaplan. Gerald Fahrentold, Bert Kurts, Bill Jarnagin, Bob Meredith. Bill Japhet, Jack Hood, Jack Chilcoat. Bill Murphy. John Sparger, and Henry Holguin. World Student Service Fund Campaign Every Aggie is at the present time prepar ing himself for the part he will play in the defense of the country, but each does not know where he will find himself should he ever be assigned to an organization and >come into actual contact with the enemy. It’s ■all left up to fate, and the future for an Aggie is hard to predict, except that he is sooner or later, if physically fit, to see serv ice with the armed forces. The men in the prison camps today nev er thought that they would find themselves where they are. Some of these prisoners are Aggies, some are British subjects, some are black in color, and others may be from far off corners of the globe, but they are prisoners of war and have to undergo the treatment that all conquered men have to do. The World Student Service Fund Cam paign is being conducted at this time to help these men who are prisoners of war. A branch of the Y. M. C. A., the World’s Student Service, is distributing books among these men who were former college students and some who were teachers. The welfare of these men is the main purpose of the fund, and not only books but other equipment is being sent to prison camps to help these prisoners occupy themselves during their in ternment. The local committee has set as the goal for A. & M. the sum of $500. The faculty has already contributed to the quota by do nating $200 thru the Community Chest. The rest of the sum is left up to the students to meet. The national goal is $100,000 and the state of Texas’ part is $6,000. Organization commanders have been in formed about the drive and campaign. They should explain to their respective organiza tions the purpose of the fund, and contri butions to the drive should be voluntary. Each member of the company should feel that he has given something should his out fit vote to contribute part of its company fund to the campaign. The faculty has led the way, and now it is up to the student body to respond in the same way. If each Aggie puts himself in the place of a prisoner, we are sure he would appreciate anything which would make it easi r for him. Remember many former students of Aggieland will be reached, and maybe present students will benefit by the use of the contributions which Aggies may turn in now. Great is Bankruptcy: the great bottom less gulf into which all falsehoods, public <and private, do sink, disappearing.-—Carlyle. This Collegiate World - ASSOCIATED COLLEGE PRESS ~ Too often young people know less about their prospective spouses than they do about a new pair of shoes,” the Rev. Benjamin R. Fulkerson, S. J., declared in a recent mar- xiage lecture at St. Louis university. Father Fudkerson said: “Just as shoes must wear well to be practical, so also must ;a partner in matrimony wear well to make .a successful marriage.” “Marriage,” Father Fulkerson said, “is not a perpetual honey moon nor a heart-throbbing frolic; it is an important stey and an important state that is binding upon the contracting parties until •death.’” “Bad” choices in marriage partners are made because of infatuation or concupi- isence, hasty entrance into matrimony be cause of a fear of fleeting years, or a false value ©f charm placed upon a person of the opposite sex, Father Fulkerson said. “Infatuation causes a person to see good looks, a fine physique and sterling qualities in another when actually there are present only bad morale, laziness and a shirveled and selfish soul,” Father Fulkerson said. “Too many unmarried people get frantic af ter 21 and rush into marriage. Others place a false premium on appearance, kid ideas about sophistication, wise cracking and jit- terbugging ability.” Open Forum PRIVATE BUCK .-. By Clyde Lewis The nation’s steel production is lagging be cause there is a shortage of scrap iron. The cannons that have beautified the courthouse lawns—even our state capital lawn — are being melted down and made into new arma ments. They have a historic and aesthetic value but are being sacrificed. On our campus we have scrap iron and iron that could be scrapped that has neither of these values. For example, the iron fence at the back entrance to the college is not particularly attractive. It would make sev eral attractive rifles. The pipes around the parking lots could be sent to war and re placed with wooden posts put closer togeth er. There is a railroad rail about a hundred feet long concealed under a hedge on the narking lot at the academic building. There is a heavy iron pipe across the path in back of Leggett Hall—a short pipe but probably a hundred pounds of scrap iron. The auxiliary farm units of the college could add a great deal to the collection. We think the campus should be canvassed by someone with authority to find and send to war all the scrap iron. How about it? Sam Ferguson, ’43 J. E. Mudd, ’43 C. E. Outterside, ’43 Claude Gunn, ’43 * Ik * Walking about the campus, one hears from every freshman the tradition that has been formed in the last two years of “Beat the Hell out of L.S.U.” • This may be a great way of working up spirit for the game and making everyone realize that we are going to beat L. S. U., but I feel that in this persistent “slogan” we are hurting more than bettering ourselves. In the first place, there are a number □ a a the L w d \ °n □ cn a a__ u □ a en rqtm aa tzi campiB ^ t dilactois mmnacnoQnD, by u 1 Al is no drawback to the quality of the movie, either. The lowdown:— a whirl of gags, George Saunders and Wendy Bar rie are co-starred in another of the ‘Falcon’ series entitled “A Date With the Falcon”, showing today gals and gobs, only at the Campus. This time the A murder mystery that takes crime is about a crooked scientist you from San Francisco, to Hono- who has discovered how to make lulu, Singapore, Bombay, Shanghai artificial diamonds that fool even and points of interest, “TRADE the best experts. WINDS”, now showing at Guion The underworld steps in, snatches Hall is old but entertaining. Fred- the scientist, and murders his eric March as a San Fran detective twin brother to throw the police and Joan Bennett as the girl want- off the trail. The Falcon, super- ed for murder play the leading 77^9 Copr. 1942. King Features Syndicate. Inc., V/nrld rights reserve J. “Mv nose gets coM BACKWASH By lack Hood "Backwash: An a citation raoultinr from tome action or ocenrrenM "—W ebstor sleuth played by George Saunders, is on the verge of getting married, but he postpones his wedding to chase just one more crime. Na turally, with all his cunningness, he outsmarts the mobsters, the police and the audience and solves the baffling mystery. Attempts to inject a comedy angle in a standard plot of debon air dective vs. the underworld fail entirely in “The Falcon Takes a Holiday”. Doubtless the story could have been more convincing if such inanities had been omitted from the script. As a whole its pretty fair as a dective story. — 11 • — The Lowdown:— gansters be- Bcinds body. . . Notice: the same maga- ware, the Falcon’s loose again. zine for which some are paying It’s a toss-up in “Sweetheart of Only one band is definitely on bootleg prices will he ready for the Fleet” as to whether Joan Da- xii me inot place, Lucre are a numoer ^ dotted line for the regimental general distribution soon. . . I wuz vis or the team of Brenda and Co- Of women who work on the campus and must a bombardier, And I would bomb bina provide the most laughs. Miss pass through it m order to get to their work. “ ls s0 far - • • “f 1 ' Ka » f ° r ole Hitler's ear. And when he turn. Davis, who is little known but is I am sure that they do not appreciate hear- the week-end of the Cavalry Ball. t0 see what got , em _ Then j would rapldly gai „ illg in popularityi ha3 mg i eyeryw ere they turn. On the week- The Field Artillery has a very bomb ole Hitler’s—other ear. . . improved greatly as a comedienne en s W en our parents are down here we good chance for A1 Donohue. . . Jinxed: Alan Edmonson, A Cav- since her last picture. Brenda and certainly don t want them to be insulted as Herman Waldman and George Me- alryt really got disgusted with Cobina, the well-known radio team most Of them are. If this continues, I am Cullough are under consideration things in general at the Twilight of pug-uglies, look exactly like SU fB TB We T- a a y e ciea ^ ec ^ an enem y :for other dates. . . League playoff Tuesday night. . . they sound over the air—homly as rather than a friend of these people. . While sitt ? g along th y e s f delines all get out . Certainly we are in favor of building up OWGGping'S . . . watching the game a fast ball Jinx Falkenburg and Joan Wood- a spirit for the game and we realize that a gjjj Davies ] as t year’s Engine- w hi zze 4 over an d smashed his bury play the parts of girl singers proper spirit is necessary on the part of the . ’ . glasses. Thinking some of the whom Joan Davis ropes in to sing corps m order to win it but I do not feel er 1 or ’ 13 now v ■ avies a • gi ass might have gotten in his at a navy rally. She had promised that this is the proper way to do it. Leonard Wood, Missouri. . . he e y eS) he went to the hospital and the navy boys that Brenda and It will be lip to the seniors of each or- writes there are four Aggies with let the doctor inspect them. But, Cobina would sing for them, but gamzation to judge the worthiness of this Idbl • • The Ramblin Wrecks from luckily, no glass. . .so he returned since they had been locked up be- slogan and let it be prevented or continued. Georgia Tech are still pushing hard {- 0 wa tch the rest of the game, cause they were so ugly, the sub- (See DISTRACTIONS, Page 4) PALACE ■ phone 2-8879 Thursday - Friday - Saturday ANN SHERIDAN DENNIS MORGAN in “WINGS FOR THE EAGLE ,, Preview 11 P. M. Saturday Night PAT O’BRIEN BRIAN DONLEYY in “TWO YANKS IN TRINIDAD” Also Shown Sunday-Monday a Charles Barnes, ’44 with all the Very soon—too soon, in fact—an- stitutes were made—for the good weight of their other fast ball came looking for of the navy’s morale, no doubt, paper, The Tech- h™- . .he was ready this time, and Few chances for good laughs nique, and a very dodged it. “Well, boys he said, get- were overlooked when “Sweetheart large student or- ting up, “I’m going home and lock of the Fleet” was made, and the ganization, The myself in!”. . . music mixed in with the comedy Student Political L. M. Gale and his father re- is £ ood als0 - The e y e appeal of the ^League, against cently picked up a soldier while Misses Falkenburg and Woodbury |the re-election of on a motor trip. During the ride, *the present Geor- the soldier continuously made su- Ho*d gian governor. An spicious mistakes in his talk. . . ironic note crept into the bitter like referring to a “company” of fight last week when the paper Field Artillery, etc. The more Gale In the field of sports whenever a coach pro- was ^ orced carr y a full page listened to him, the shadier he As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and consider ing the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless.—Lord Chester field. Penny's Serenade = By W. L. PENBERTHY = 4-11* Box Office Open* »t 1:00 P. M. TODAY . Newest of New Series / duces a fine team, especially a football team, P aic l adver tl sem ent of the very man sounded, so he turned him in at the it is fighting in order to have a next toll bridge. The authorities __ _ six-page paper. To top it all, the took the soldier, and Gale went on. publicity but if that same coach has a par- editor wrote this week a very stir- Later, they notified him that the ticularly bad season he is jokingly referred ring a P 0 l°gy f°r carrying the ad soldier was suffering from mind he is the subject of much praise and his ability as a coach receives a great deal of to as a “character builder. Surely the lessons learned thru partici pation in wholesome sports strengthen the characters of the participants and contribute to a fuller and better life. Of the lessons which sports teach I feel that the one of self control is one of the most important. To most of us self control is the ability to keep from losing our tempers when we get mad, having the forgiveness to be able to turn the other cheek, biting and addressed it to the student trouble. Musical Meanderings WHAT’S SHOWING At Guion Hall Thursday, Friday—“Trade Winds” with Frederic March, Joan Bennett, and Ralph Bel lamy. At The Campus Thursday—“A Date with the Falcon”, with George Sanders, Wendy Barrie and Allen Jenkins. Friday, Saturday—“Sweet heart of the Fleet”, with Joan Davis, and Brenda and Co bina. Georg. SANDERS RK o Wendy BARRIE RADIO James Gleason • Allen Jenkins • Mona Marls Bated upon the character created by MICHAEL ARLEM also Comedy — Sport Stranger Than Fiction FRIDAY - SATURDAY Columbia Picture with JOAN DAVIS JINX FALKENBURG By BILL MURPHY Also News — Musical Woody Pecker Cartoon Sophomores Investigate Lou’s Uniform Deal Frances Beasley and her orches- booked for an engagement in the tra has ben signed for the Soph- near future. This week I’m told OUr lips to keep from making remarks that omore Ball the fourth of Septem- that he has been booked for the we will be sorry for when folks make spite- ber - Miss Beasley is rated as one of Cavalry Ball, however, as yet this ful remarks that hurt US, etc. This is truly the finest girl vocalists in the has not been confirmed by the self control and is a very admirable trait and South, among her former jobs with Student Activities Office. If it is many times I wish that it were more deeply bands was the handling of ballads true, the Cavalry is to be congrat- imbedded in me but I am thinking of the f° T Leighton Noble and his ork. Be- ulated. Kay is currently playing self control necessary for one to practice sides tbe leader the band boasts 4 (See MEANDERINGS, page 4) in order to become proficient in sports. saxes, four brass, and three rhy- A very small percentage of individuals *bm, which should make for fine are what we call natural athletes and learn listening as well as dancing. The games with no apparent effort but the great following night the Corps will majority of individuals have very little or dance to the music of the Aggie- no natural ability and their only hope to land Ork. at the annual Barnyard learn to play a game well is to master the Frolic. All in all, the first week fundamentals Of the game through conscien- in September promises to be a gay tious and untiring effort. These fundamen- one. tals have been developed through study and For the benefit of those who experience as the best means of becoming aren’t quite sure about the details: proficient in a sport and if one is to learn 1. Where? Sbisa Hall the fundamentals one must have sufficient 2. When? .... Friday night Sept. 4 self control to force himself to execute the 3. For whom? Sophomores, skill in the correct way regardless of how Seniors, and guests of Soph Class unnatural it may seem. Unless one is willing 4. Time? 9:00 ’til? to master the fundamentals in this way he 5 Official dress ? Formal, with has very littlg hope of success against an Summer Tuxes or Number Two adversary. All of us have seen players with uniforms practically no ability develop into very con- 6. Orchestra? Frances Beasley sistent and valuable members of a team be- and her Orchestra cause they mastered the fundamentals thru 7. Admission? $ hard conscientious work. Last week in this column I warn- It is surely not natural for a right hand- ed you not to be surprised if Her- ed person, in learning to play golf, to con- bie Kay and his famous band were trol and execute the greatest and most im portant parts of the swing, with the left hand and arm. Nor is it natural for a person to hit a handball with his left hand when it bounces to that side of his body when it comes from the front wall, but if he is to be a good player he must first make himself learn to do these things correctly so that he will be equipped to defeat one not equally well grounded in the fundamentals. In sports as in life it has been my ob servation that we must pay the price to be good and one way to pay it is to whip our selves first and then we will be ready for the other fellow. MOV/E Is It Time For You To Have Your HAIR CUT? Drop By and See Us YMCA & Varsity Barber Shops Guion Hall Thursday and Friday 3:30 — 7:00 P. M. WANTED by the law...especially by the best chaser on the force. Will she out smart the detective who uses love as a trap? WALTER WANGER presents FREDRIC MARCH JOAN BENNETT i Get That One and Only On the Line By Writing to Her on Aggie Stationery by Gorn-Eau 30^ and 35^ COLLEGE BOOK STORE North Gate tftup mm with RALPH BELLAMY • ANN SOTHERN SIDNEY BLACKMER • THOMAS MITCHELL • ROBERT ELLIOTT A TAY GARNETT Production • Released thru United Artist* HHSVi-Xv ALSO News Cartoon Bugs Bunny in “Wabbit Trouble”