The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 23, 1943, Image 4

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PA&I 4 THE BATTALION SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 23, 1943 OFFICIAL NOTICES Classified All Aggies holdin surrender ing coupon books will No. 2 for the NTAC surrender coupon No. 2 for the NtAO game. Aggies not holding coupon books will enter only on regular $2.50 tickets. Black overnight bag, left on highway 81 out of Ft. Worth, Sunday 2:30. Con tained Junior blouse, belt, etc. Laundry mark F-69. Reward. Contact Furman 64 Milner immediately. Boys—If you plan to join the Air Corps, get some hours now to insure against “washing out” in the future. Cardwell Flight Academy, Coulter Field, Phone 8620F4. Care of children part-time. Young lady ' to care for children for room and board. Phone 4-8264. LOST—Billfold containing $24.00. Will finder please mail personal affects to me. Allen Ferguson, 308 C.T.D. Sqd. 2 Flight B. Weatherford, Texas October 18, 1943 Editor of Battalion, weekly publication student exchange. College Station. I let a boy ride with me Sunday, Oct. 17, and he left his cap in my car and I will be more than glad to return it to him if he can be located and if he will pay cost. Yours truly, , Bennett Piester, Weatherford, Texas, Rt. 3. I have a jacket marked W. F. Moore and a sweatshirt with the letters FF that were left at the Aggie corner in Dallas about 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon. They may get these articles by coming by my room, 104 in dorm 16, or contacting me in any other manner. Sincerely, Fish Alsmeyer No. 16-104 Announcements STUDENT EMPLOYMENT—“There are still 85 or 40 jobs available to students who are willing to work. If you are in terested, call at the Placement office.” W. R. Horsley, Director. The war has interferred with the regu lar activities of the United Science Club and no local contest will be attempted dur ing the present semester. The program of the collegiate division of the Texas Academy of Science, however, will be attempted as usual. For that reason, any undergraduate A. & M. student who has a hobby of any scientific subject would be welcomed as a prospective contestant from A. & M. Those interested should get in touch with C. C. Doak, Room 26, Science Building. The annual meeting of the Tex as Academy of Science will be in Aus tin, Texas, November 11, 12. and 13. Church Notices ST. THOMAS CHAPEL (Episcopal) Thq Rev. J. H. R. Farrell, Priest-in-Charge 18th Sunday after Trinity Holy Communion 9:00 Church School 10:00 Morning Prayer 11:00 The Parish Council will meet Monday, October 26th, in the rectory at 7:46 p.m. AMERICAN LUTHERAN CONGREGATION Kurt Hartman, Pastor Sunday Schol at 9:45 a.m. Divine Service at 11 a.m. Lutheran student meeting at 7:15 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the Y.M.C.A. building. There will be a meeting of the F. F. A. Chapter, Wednesday night, Oct. 27, at 8:00 at the Ag Engineering building. THE CHURCH OF CHRIST R. B. Sweet, Minister Sunday: 9:45 a.m. The Bible Classes; 10:45 a.m. the Morning Worship; 7 p.m. the Aftersupper Discussion Group; 7:46 p.m. the Evening Worship. Wednesday: 7:45 p.m. the Prayer Meet ing. Notice the change in time for the even ing meetings. All are invited to attend all these services. You will be most wel come. Church Announcements for Sunday, Oct :4. 1943: A. and M. Methodist Church and Wesley Foundation: Rev. Walton B. Gardner, Pas tor-Director ; Rev. S. Burton Smith, As sociate Director. Church School—10 a.m. Public Worship—-11 a.m. Wesley Fellowship (for students, Serv icemen, and other young people)—7:00 A.&M. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH College Station, Texas Norman Anderson, Pastor October 24, 1943 9:45 a.m.—Sunday School 11:00 a.m.—Morning Worship Sermon Topic: “The Cords of a Man.” EDGERTON Campus Jfik Pacs You’ll enjoy this sturdy Edgerton moccasin style. The rich tan-tone leather is mellowed by custom finish. Heavy harness stitching gives this shoe a virile touch. Try on a pair! Most Styles $6.50 to $8.50 UJSMwpjfl “Two Convenient Store*” College and Bryan “EXHAUST” Squadron V Gracefully, a Maytag Messer- schmitt took to the air, climbing steadily. At 400 feet it leveled off to make a 90 degree turn to the left. Again it began climbing until it reached the altitude of 500 feet where it made a 45 degree turn to the right. The ship responded to the controls with a smoothness that was perfection. Then of a sudden, it dipped wildly and cri- zily only to rise in a wrantic climb ing spiral. What sudden gust of wind resulted in this ? ? No wind— just Squadron V boys feeling their first wings. All came back from their first hop with lifted spirits and enthusiasm, except a few. Among the few we find A/S John ny Maldonado, Lancaster, Ricci, Stiles, Rau, Runquist, and Gerul- skis. Let us look in on a scene typical of the aforementioned H. P.’s; A/S Maldonado: “Our-ulp-ugh,—Pass me another cup, please instructor. Please, oh please take me down— I wann’ go home. I shouldn’t have eaten that last three helpings of potatoes—Errrr-ug—Another cup.” Among the famous characters in the squadron: (or infamous) Q. What character wouldn’t have anything to say to a beautiful blonde because it was too cold ? ? ? A. You guess, the staff knows already. Q. What “Bath Tub Romeo” tried to drown his wife under water? (Shucks Mrs. John Doe it appears you were on the receiving end of the cards dealt from under the bot tom of the deck.) . Look it up in Websters Stan dard Unabridged Dictionary. Here comes the scoop of the week, and ACTD News has brought it to you. Look! Up in the sky— It’s a bird!—It’s a plane!—It’s— THUMB NAIL CHARACTER SKETCHES Dolliner Pinnochio Sullivan Mother Hubbard Sheldon Ciggy Picard Pops Glazer Cross country Morone The Screw Nolan Armory Sailor Persky Reeazack Kid Whitley Big Gun Sgt. Gralla Der Fuehrer Bunnell Hop-A-Long Cassidy Sargent Let ’em die Ricci Paleface H. P. Stanton Smilin’ Jack Javedas Mrs. Pruneface Colvin Muscles Stanart Tulsa Accident Lancaster Test Pilot The old gal is settling quite a bit right now, I cut my motor a good while back so it is about time I let her settle down on the runway. What character in Squadron Y didn’t want to go for a stroll with a blonde (oh “whatablonde”) the other night at the Wing Ball be cause it was too cold. (Woof, Woof.) Into the Wild Blue Yonder,—No, No, not the buzzards, just Squad ron V Birdmen feeling their first wings. With roaring engines, and hearts in throats the first took to the air and came back with lifted spirits and enthusiasm. All except a few. Among the few we find A/S Johnny Maldonado. To quote Johnny, “At the Wing Ball I was Black, in the air I’m purple, white, black, indigo blue, but mostly GREEN.” A cup can be a handy thing can’t it Johnny ?????? Here comes the scoop of the week. Look up in the sky—It’s a bird—It’s a plane—It’s— Hanger Flying Squadron III Now that we have whipped breathlessly up and down this sheet and finally found our column and the squeals and cries of delight have died away, let’s rake a few sinners over the coals .... In case you’re wondering, those in human cries of agony issuing from the mess hall come from the parched and thirsting throats of those who sit themselves down to break bread with meager but ea ger Mister Manning. It seems that the “Scourge of the Santa Fe Trail” is the nearest known ap proach to perpetual motion seen as yet .... Fashion Note—The latest creation by Lily Dache is now being modeled by Mister Ma han .... The “Cultured Vultures” of Flight 33-have come to the con clusion that a certain flight march er had better get a compass. They were headed in the general direc tion of Houston when someone set him right as to the location of the Agricultural Building. It seems that this errant Columbus was standing in front of it ... . At tention Mister Brunner—C. Q. does not stand for Character Quaint .... If you have time, drop in to the Puryear Academy Editor-in-Chief i Woddrow W. Harris Squadron I Editor i William R. Fitzegerald, Edward F. Calla- Managing Editor F. W. Yeutter Squadron II Editor han. ..Associate Editor R. F. Smith Squadron III Editor Associate Editor Dana Green Squadron IV Editor The ACTD is written and edited by Associate Editor Paine A. Carson .Squadron V Editor Aviation students of the 308th College .Sports Editor Reporters: Joseph W. Tiffenbach, Frank Training Detachment, College Station, Staff Artist | J. Stiles, Joseph Cantor, William Rabin, | Texas. James L. Anderson A1 Lorenzetti Jack Persky Odell Hawkins Dana Green A1 Lorenzetti F. W. Hennessee Wing News The suggestion was brought to our attention that it might be a practical idea for the news staff to conduct a series of articles en titled, “Helpful Hints to Beginners in Aviation” or “What makes an Aviator a Good Truck Driver.” We will run this one on odd bits of information gathered by mem bers of Squadron V. It is passed on to you gentlemen in hopes that a little information beforehand will be of help when you begin your flying. Did you know that you can get a Civil Air Regulations Private Pilot’s License or a Commercial Pilot’s license on the solo time you fly in the army????? When you receive your wings you can have your Operations Officer make out a log transcript of your time, solo and instrument. An army doc tor on a CAR doctor gives you your examination and you get your license which will in some future day be of great value o you. In the first place, the C. A. A. or Civil Aeronautics Authority was created in 1938 by an Act of Con gress to increase the safety of flying. The CAA consists of two units; one under the Civil Aero nautics Board and the other under the Administrator of Civil Aero nautics. One of the numerous duties of the Board of Civil Aeronautics is to make regulations which pro mote safety, such as; (a) Those concerned with the com petency of the pilot, (b) Those concerned with the air worthiness of the aircraft, (c) Those concerned with the con trol of traffic so that the flight of aircraft may experience a mi nimum, of delay and maximum of safety, (d) Those directed toward the eli mination of undesirable flying practices. There are a number of men in the Detachment here who have already flown or had experience around aircraft, but for the bene fit of those who haven’t and as a reminder for those who have we leave the following helpful hints: 1. Never walk in front of a prop, either still or moving. Never touch a prop unless you have first check ed to see that the switches are in the off position. 2. Never start an aircraft with out making sure that there are chocks under the wheels to pre vent it from rolling forward and causing damage. 3. Never begin a turn, dive, or climb without first ascertaining that the air about you is free of other aircraft. LOOK FIRST! 4. Never dive without decreasing the throttle nor climb without in creasing the throttle. 5. Never decrease the throttle to glide or stall on a Maytag Mes- serschmitt without first turning on the Carburetor Heater Con trol. Always remember flying is a business and not an individual pleasure. Think of what you are doing, especially you who are just learning to fly. If the plane SKIDS you will tend to slide over toward the edge of the seat that is on the outside of the turn. If the plane SLIPS on a turn you will tend to move over to ward the edge of your seat that is on the insidt of the turn. So long, potential bird-men, un til next issue when we’ll try to bring you more tips to help you become an “old” pilot. of Art (Feminine). Those noted connosseurs of things beautiful have gathered and put on public display a collection of rare old prints (by old we mean not over 22 and not under 18). This collect ion covers everything from Ma donnas to Red Hot Mommas .... Tuba or not tuba—that is the ques tion, and it has been definitely de cided that the tuba must go. Such is the law laid down to Mr. Robi son by his room-mates after ha ving lived with this monstrous contraption for two weeks. A pub lic auction will be held in the near FAREWELL TO SQUADRON IV The Officers and Enlisted Men of the 308th College Training De tachment join in a mental toast to the departing Squadron IV. May you be as successful against all opposition as you have been here in taking the Review Ribbons and other honors. May your path for ever be a victorious one and may all your landings be happy ones. Service Record By Odell Hawkins Mr. Lecoy Marshall, Group Com mander of Group I, was born Sep tember 8, 1923, in Mena, Aakan- sas, a town of around 15,000 popu lation. When he had attained the age of two years, his father moved to West Texas where he remained for a year or so, after which he moved to Little Rock, Arkansas. Mr. Marshall attended both grade and high school in Little Rock, which he calls home, having spent the better part of 15 years there. After graduating from High School June 3, 1941, he remained in Little Rock until he joined the Army. Even before he finished school he had been considering joining the armed forces. He tried the first time on July 18, 1941 but was re fused because he was too young. He waited until his birthday rolled around and applied again. This time he was accepted, and sworn in on September 13, 1941. He had been interested in air planes since childhood, spending most of his time at the airport, and it was only natural that he should apply for the Air Corps, to which branch he was assigned. He left Camp Robinson where he had enlisted and went to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., for his basic train ing. After basic he proceeded to Scott Field where he took radio operators and maintenance cour ses. This training lasted until Fe bruary 19. He completed this course successfully, and was sent to Morrison Field, West Palm Beach, Florida to Radar school, which he completed April 5. After Radar School, he was shipped to New Orleans, La., and then to Panama. He had applied for training as a flying non-com, passed his phy sical but the training was discon tinued. He then decided to apply for training in gunnery, passed his physical and awaited his orders. These came through on April 13, 1943, almost a year since he ar rived in Panama. He left for the States April 16, about six A. M. The trip was made by plane and he landed at San Antonio, Texas about 8 P. M. the same day. The rest of the trip to gunnery school at Fort Meyers, Florida was made by rail. He was at Fort Meyers about three months, graduating the 10th of June. A fifteen day furlough came next, the first since he had jioned the army and he spent it at home in Little Rock with his parents. He then reported for duty at the Army Air Base at Salt Lake City. Shortly afterwards he took the cadet examination and passed it. He awaited shipment un til August 3, when he was sent to Sheppard Field, remaining there until the 24th of the same month when he arrived at Texas A. & M.. future. (No advertisement.) Mr. J. K. Muse is still trying to convince the tailors at the North Gate that this Detachment is wearing pegged trousers and draped blouses. We doubt whether this movement will take effect. Nine teen yers ago Mr. and Mrs. Nagy were the proud pa rents of a bouncing baby boy. Said baby boy is no longer a baby, but he is still bouncing right along. Settle down, Mister, you are ma king us seasick .... A certain Mister Reveille (from the bugle call of the same name) has been af fectionately (?) tagged “Meat- ball” by his tablemates. Wonder why? .... We wonder if any of you have seen that coyote that howls every night taps is played. Seems to us that some joker is overdoing this Texas atmosphere. Note on Mr. Hoyt Martin—This Jaw-ja boy is reported very inter ested in quail hunting. How’s El- Spotlight on Sports SQUADRON ONE REMAINS UNBEATEN The mighty Squadron I softball team made it 10 straight by turn ing back the powerful Marine combine 8-7. Due largely to the number of bases on balls, Squadron I ob tained an 8-3 lead in the early frames. The Marines tried desperately to get back into the ball game. The last of the 7th provided the most thrilling moments of the game. With the score 8-5 in favor of the Cadets, the Marines produced two runs and had the tying run on first base. A great play by Mr. Rosefeld ended the threat and the ball game. Without any doubt the star of the game was Mr. Morris, Squad ron I pitcher. During the game he struck out 10 batters and allowed only 2 earned runs. Mr. Morris has won 9 games thi.4 season and has a record that speaks for itself. He has averaged 9 strike-outs per game, and also has limited the opposition to but 2.3 runs per game. Mr. Marris hails from Texas. He’s been playing ball ever since he was a small beaver. Prior to his enlistment he pitched for an industrial team. This beaver cer tainly without any doubt gets our vote as one of the best softball pitchers in Texas. • The members of the champion ship buddy-buddy club are as fol lows: Misters Herndon, Hinkle, Klingensmith, Kerkorian, Younger, Zabolotsky, Rosenfeld, V a c c i, Brandstatter, Lorenzetti, Morris, Moore, and Wilkins. Today found the first track meet between Squadron I and II. Squadron II won the meet but on ly after Squadron I had given them some competition they’ll ne ver forget. The first three to come in were from Squadron I. They were: Mr. Hoover, time-8:20, se- cond-Hollifield, and third-Berg- dorff. Congratulations, Squadron II, on your victory. Spolight Figure of the Week: Introducing Mr. Joe (Shadow). Vacci of Windsor, Ohio. During his high school stay, Joe engaged in Baseball, Football, and Basketball. He played three years of each sport and obtained awards for do ing so. Later he played porfession- al ball with the Standard Oil Com pany, a class D ball club. Mr. Vac ci then wandered off to far-away California. Here he played with the Victorville softball team. This team achieved the distinction of winning 20 straight confer ence games. Mr. Vacci was elected all-state catcher of California. Mr. Vacci enlisted in the Army Feb. 21, 1942 and was sent to Camp Perry. Later he marched off to Sheppard Field (Wow!). Here he attended A. & M. school and was sent out on the line. By now a Sgt., Mr. Vacci became tired of repairing planes and decided it was time to fly them. He enlisted in Cadets, a step he has never re gretted. Thought for the day: A sportman is not judged by his abilities as an athlete, but his abilities oh becoming a gentle man. IF YOU CAN’T TAKE PART IN A SPORT, BE ONE ANYWAY WILL YOU? sie, Hoyt? By the way we forgot to mention that the above mention ed proprietors of the Art Acade my answer to the names of Miller, Muller, and Miller. A few scraps are left over from the Wing Ball and here is one of the best—It seems that a certain student Adjutant has an uncon trollable desire for redheads. He just spots one and sticks right to it. But to go on with the story, it seems he spotted one Saturday night and attempted a flanking movement on his objective. When she turned around he discovered his 20/20 sision had dropped down to 5/5. After a painful hour or so, he made a very disorderly retreat, mumbling something about seeing a man about a horse. If you Hedge Hopping Trimming Tabs Squadron IV Squadron I Let’s turn back the pages of time to Sunday, July 11. There’s a troop train pulling into College Station. Inside this train, the ex citement runs high—the windows are crowded with soldiers, all try ing to see as much of this “new post” as possible. Somewhere, a band, playing above the shout of some new type of officer, which we later find to be nothing but student officers, running around with their hands in their shirt fronts like Napoleon. As we file out of the cars, these officers or der a formation, with, “Ranks of fours, MISTERS.” That word “Mis ters” had a peculiar sound to us, and it was very effective. The soldiers that came in on that train are no longer just soldiers—from there on, we were misters. The march down to the first mess here was one not to be soon forgotten. The Napoleons show up again, running up and down the formations with, “grab those pants legs, and march in a brace.” Some guy comes by the formation, and tells us, “You’ll like it here, we all do.” That first meal was absolute ly the best ever served to a bunch of GI’s—oops, pardon me, I mean Misters. So, this is the famed A. & M. College of Texas. This is the place we are to begin our aviation careers. About all we saw of the place the first two or three days, was both ends of Military Walk, and, of course, Hart Hall. The bat tle of A&M was about to begin. We are given an enormous stack of books, and then the days begin to fly. It seems that there is no time at all between the regular physics tests every Tuesday. The “every day” happenings such as: Jackson sleeping through daily History classes; Squadron IV on the drill field in a group, which by no means resembled a formation; a very reluctant bunch of Misters during those first stiff PT periods; “General Route-step” Sarvis boun cing in formations; Mister Medaris pleading with the Squadron to “get on the ball;” and, many others. The first few weeks, it seemed as though Squadron IV wouldn’t even find the ball. But once it was located, they got right on top, and stayed there. The “chow” rib bons started collecting, until seven straights had been marked up, with proof given by two permanent blue ribbons. The parade ribbons finally made their appearances, much to Mister Medaris’ delight. Three of these awards piled up, which brought on a bright red rib bon to keep the blue ones company. I guess we showed them what the “Hungry Four,, had. Those Interstate Cadets seemed large to us, but they are far from being P-47's. During our flying pe riod, we had only two minor crack- ups, but many bumpy landings. The instructors that gave us the final check rides were certainly brave men, and deserve the Congressional Medal of Honor. And, now, Gentlemen, the Battle of A. & M. is over. It has been a hard, but enjoyable fight. This is our first victory, but from here on, the world will hear of our other victories—^victories of much more importance. It’s been a great fight, Ma, I’m glad I won! Here’s a few “Thumbnail Bio graphies,” which we leave, and Thanks For the Memories:” Squadron IV ...J Hungry Four Lt. Kettler The Best Sgt. Dishman Whattaman! Medaris, W. G (censored) Tex Gotcher, J. C Cow-poke Eades, E. E 4 Dallas bound McClure, Guy Say, Bud! O’Brien, Joe Hi, Doc! Wehmeyer, George Ring-worm Jackson, Dale Blood-’n-Guts Mizvitz, Allie Hairless Joe Baker, George Junior Barcus, Oliver Sick Call Meek, Don Weak Stomach Nellessen Crash Dive Parker, Larry W. ..Happy Landings Zwiebel, Robert L Skippy Hays, Pete Worry Wart McLeod, Harry Chow Hound Fortenberry, Horace J Screw Loose King, J. B Oklahoma Kid Kim, John *. Boze Barnes, Jack Smiley Hoffer, Wally Typical Yankee Kincaide, W. H. — Wolf Taylor, Tom Aggie Now, equipped with knowledge and some of the school spirit, we bid farewell to Aggieland, and will remember it by the one word, “Howdy.” get the impression that he is ma king eyes at you don’t worry. He’s taking up eye exercises. That’s about all; see you next week. BUY THAT SLICE OF VICTO RY TODAY!!! What future cadet did we see playing with his “yo-yo” at 1:30 in the morning Sunday? Flight 14 gladly welcomes their new teacher Mr. Hill. What say you fellow students who know how to cut a few rugs with those feet? How about teach ing your bunk mates a few twirls ? We don’t want to see that stag nant stag line during the next Wing Ball. By the looks of things Mr. Ba- cha, Flight 14 math teacher, says in a recent problem, concerning the ages of a young off-spring and his father, by the simple use of Alge bra he can make the child older than the father inside of five years. We night owls would like to know what student was seen run ning around the Campus last Sta- urday night with a blanket in his arms. Brrrr—was it that cold ? ? ? Squadron I has adopted a new theme song “Oh I’d Rather be a buddy than a Student-Officer, be cause buddies don’t have to take P. E. and Student Officers do!” CONGRATULATIONS SQUAD RON ONE IN WINNING THE MESS RIBBON. I KNEW YOU COULD DO IT. What fair lady, Miss White by name, contributed much toward making a certain Student, namely Mr. Benis, happy over the week end. Has anyone seen Mr. Bates and his ten faces. Every opportunity he gets he sports a new one. The “booby prize” this week is given to Squadron I for falling out at 1:30 A. M. Sunday morning. Some of the fellows were Eager- Beavers, so they stayed up all night waiting for the formation. I hereby extend my apology to a certain Mr. Lorenzetti for mis printing his name in a certain co lumn last week. It was due to a spaghetti entanglement. To a certain Mr. Alosi; do you still believe that was her consin ? To a Mat Matzner; how are your dogs, after that terrific pu nishment they absorbed over the week-end ? Why is it that Mr. Harris is al ways rushing around during the night, could it be his wife? Please tell us why Mr. Brofft is always seeking refuge in Squadron I? THUMB NAIL CHARACTER SKETCHES Mr k Bates Master of them all. Mr. Marshall The Chaplain. Mr. Mayo Marine’s Financier. Mr. Martin Harry James. Mr. Robson The Texan. Mr. Harris Future Papa. Mr Hinkle Ballet Dancer. Mr. Hollifield Bad Heart. Mr. Damsky Wonderful Mr. Uruski Physique Mr. Moore K. K. Mr. Jones Pistol-Packing Mr. Summers P. E. Lover. Mr. Otto Gig ’em. That’s all for today, Beavers, except to leave you with this thought: Be that as it may. Squadron I will stay always on top for the sake of Lt. Segrest, and company. LISTEN TO WTAW ,1150 kc. Radio Calendar for Saturday, October 23, 1943: 10:00—Musical Reveille 10:30—News 10:45—Morning Reveries 11:00—Moments of Devotion 11:15—Lean Back and Listen 11:30—Listen Ladies 11:45—Music 12:15—News 12:30—Farm Fair 12:45—Music 1:15—Between the Lines 1:30—Music 2:00—Treasury Transcription: 2:15—News 2:25—Aggies vs. NTAC 3:00—Aggies vs. NTAC 4:45—Aggies vs. NTAC 5:00—Music 5:30—The Little Show 5:45—News 6:00—Sign-off What color are your eyes? Get ting a job may depend on it.— There is a job open for one blue eyed stenographer in Miss Alice B. Larson’s Employment Service of Los Angeles City College. No brown eyes need apply. The em ployer has stated that he fears he might confuse a brown-eyed steno grapher with his recently divorced wife.