The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 02, 1943, Image 1

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ROOM 5 ADMINISTRATION BLDG.—2275 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 2, 1943 VOLUME 43—NUMBER 63 All-Service Dance Will Be Held After SMU Game Del Valle Band, Now Bergstrom Field Orchestra, Will Play For Occasion Saturday night after the SMU-A. & M. football game there will be another All-Service Dance in Sbisa Dining Hall, it was announced today through the Student Activities Of fice. The dance will be from 8:30 until 11:30 p.m. and ad mission will be $1 either with or without a date. The Del Valle Band, now known as the Bergstrom Field Orchestra, from near Austin has been en gaged to play for the occasion. This change in name is because of a change in name of the airfield. As many can remember, this same orchestra played for the Fish Ball and the Final Ball of last semester. Since that time, however, it has undergone a reorganization and more players have been add ed. Stf. Sgt. Jack Ream is the band leader, and many new novelty numbers have been arranged for entertainment. Those who have heard this band will agree that the Bergstrom Field Orchestra furnishes solid, top-notch music. This dance will be a great suc cess only with the cooperation of Aggies and Servicemen stationed on the campus. Oldsters Urged to Play Volleyball Volleyball for the men of the college staff has been made possi ble by the Physical Education de partment, according to W. R. Hors ley. Tomorrow night at 6:45 has been set as the first meeting, but a definite time will be decided upon at that time. Any man who is a member of the teaching staff, ex periment station, extension service, military personnel, or connected to teh college in any other way is urged to be at the gym at the time set. The Physical Education depart ment has made it possible for this group to obtain all equipment that will be needed to play volleyball twice a week, Horsley stated. It is urged that you find the gym at 6:45 on Wednesday night, No vember 3, and join the fun with the others who are looking for that much needed exercise and re laxation. Horsley also stated that these men are to be at the gym ready to play. Thirteen Aggies! Thirteen Points! Thirteen Aggies thirteen points! There may be something superstitious about the number “13,” but that number proved to be victorious at the Arkansas game last Saturday. Thirteen Aggies made the trip to Arkansas, and for each point scored there was an Aggie. It’s too bad that 26 Aggies didn’t at tend the game. Meeting of Radio Club To Be Held Wednesday Night Plans Being Made For Reorganization And Increased Membership In an effort to discover radio writing, production, and acting ta lent here on the campus, the A. & M. Radio Club will have a reorga nization meeting Wednesday night at 8 o’clock in the new WTAW stu dios on the fourth floor of the Administration building, Richard Gottlieb, WTAW staff announcer, said late yesterday. Although ther has been a Radio Club on the campus for some time, it has had no really definite -pro gram and members of the club have called this meeting so that new members can be secured, mak ing possible the establishment of a really active organization. Beginning as soon as possible after the club’s organization, a new series of plays and skits will be presented by the club each Sun day afternoon from 2:30 until 3:00. “Anybody interested in writing, producing, or acting for radio is urged to be present Wednesday night, whether he be an Aggies or a serviceman,” Gottlieb said. “We would especially like to have some girls in the chib, as most of the plays written for radio have female parts.” Hunter To Address TSCW Students At Symposium Today “A. & M.’s Contribution To War Effort” Will Be Theme of Discussion Sumner Hunter, president of the junior class, will speak on a sym posium of Texas colleges being held in TSCW today for the pur pose of discussing the place of the college community in the war ef fort. The topic of Sumner’s speech will be “A. & M.’s Contribution to the War Effort.” Since A. & M. is recognized as the greatest war college in the South, this talk from our repre sentative will be a high point on the program. Of major importance is his outline of the four-point service program that is being car ried on here. This includes the training of Navy and Marine per sonnel, the Army Specialized Training Detachment, and the Spe cialized Training Army Reserve. Included also in this discussion will be an explanation of the method that our faculty, staff and Aggie Corps has used in orient' ing and absorbing these trainees into the regular curricula at A. & M. Hunter will also mention the fact that we have approximately 10.000 Aggie-exes serving in the United States Armed Forces and that from this group more than 9.000 are commissioned officers This last figure is more than the United States Military Academy at West Point can boast. Also included in the ^discussion will be the college’s contribution to the scrap and bond drives. Prac tically every college in the state of Texas will be represented at this round-table discussion. Side-stepping only gets you far ther away from where you hope you are going. Dr. W. F. Howard "A "A "A - Secretary of BSU To Talk at Retreat Dr. W. F. Howard, Secretary of the Baptist Student Union of Tex as, will take part on the B. S. U. Retreat program at the First Bap tist Church this weekend. He was formerly Education Director of the Seventh and James Baptist Church of Waco and a professor at Baylor University. The retreat program consists of a supper, a series of speeches, and other activities, all of which go to make up an entertaining and edu cational evening it is reported. Ser vicemen and Aggies on the campus are especially invited to attend. Aggie-Ex Now At San Francisco Jack S. Simmons, Second Lieu tenant Quartemaster Corps, for merly of Haskell, Texas has re ported for duty at the California Quartemaster Depot, Oakland, California. Lieutenant Simmons is a grad uate of Haskell High School, Tex as, where he played football and was a member of the band. He re ceived his B. S. degree from Texas A. & M. College, where he was a member of the marketing and fi nance club. A&M Federal Credit Union Elects Hale As New Treasurer F. R. Hale Replace Dulan in Sec.-Treas. Position on Nov. 1 The Board of Directors of the Texas A. & M. College Federal Credit Union announces the election of Mr. Ford R. Hale as Secretary- Treasurer to take the place of Mr. H. A. Dulan, who has resigned, effective November 1, 1943. Mr. Dulan has served in this capacity for two and one-half years and has made a great contribution to the work of this organization. The Federal Credit Union is a cooperative organization for the employees of the Texts A. & M. College, and is designed to furnish a ready means of credit in the lo cal community. It likewise furnish es a means of saving to employees. A great many Federal Credit Unions are succesfully operated both in educational and industrial organizations throughout the Uni ted States. All Federal Credit Unions are chartered and super vised by the F. D. I. C. Those serving as officers of the Texas A. & M. College FCU at the present are as follows: Board of Directors: Ide P. Trotter, presi dent, G. W. Schlesseumann, Dan Russell, Ford Hale. Supervisory Committee: George Potter, F. C. Bolton, R. M. Pinkerton. Credit Committee: L. G. Jones, R. L. Hunt, Harry Boyer. Mr. Hale, the new treasurer, is an instructor in the Department of Accounting and Statistics. r v, - ' 1 ' 4 /• •\ / -; Wool Becomes Regulation For Corps On Wednesday Khaki Shirts To Be Worn Only With Blouse; Campaign Hats for Drill or Bad Weather Wednesday afternoon, November 3, at retreat, the en tire corps of ROTC cadets receiving training in A. & M. will go into their winter O. D. uniforms. Uniforms were issued by the Exchange Store from 9 o’clock inthe morning until 6:00 A. I. Ch. E. Meets Tomorrow Night The A. & M. Chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers will hold their monthly meeting in the Geology Lecture room of the Petroleum building Wednesday night at 8 o’clock, it was announced today. Dr. Fred Jensen will speak on “Qualitative and Quantitative Titrations in the High-Frequency Field.” Freshmen and Sophomores are urged to attend this important meeting tomorrow night at the time set. Anne L. Landau ★ ★ ★ Program of Hillel Club Sunday at 7 The Hillel Club will feature Sun day evening, November 7th, at 7 p. m., at the Lounge Room of Sbi sa Hall, a musical program of high quality with Miss Anne L. Landau, Ph D., internationally famous au thority on music, wit ha program of recorded music entitled “Jewish Composers on Broadway.” “The World’s greatest artery of popular music—Broadway,” says Miss Landau, “is musically bound ed on the north by Carnegie Hall and on the south by the Metropoli tan Opera . . and for the past two decades these poles have exert ed a magnetic influence on all the music produced there.” Miss Lan dau excitingly develops the two trends _ today leading away from purely popular music . . . one to wards the symphonic platform, the other toward the operatic stage. Miss Landau has been acclaimed in capitals throughout Enrope. She was professor of Music at the University of Berlin and Heidel berg until the advent of Hitlerism, a distinctive achievement in Ger many at any time for a member of the Jewish faith. Since her arrivel in this country, Miss Landau has made an out standing name for herself in the American music world. She is broadcasting over W E V D, New York, a lecturer at Carnegie Hall, and is the author of various music publications among which “The Jewish Contributions To The Mu sic Of The Modern World,” which Maintenance Fees Due November 1-6 Maintenance fees for the co ming month are due now and are payable to the Fiscal'Office until November 6th. The amount for this, the second installment, is $33.65. Included in thfe amount are the following items: Room rent, $5.30; Board, $26.05; and Laundry, $2.30. The Fiscal Office is prepared to handle the number of students paying their fees throughout the week and will not follow the pre cedent of remaining open all of Saturday afternoon, but will close at 2 p. m., it was reported. Camera Club Will Meet Wednesday A meeting of the A. & M. Cam era Club will be held Wednesday evening in the tower of the Pe troleum Building, beginning at 7:30 o’clock it was announced to day by Claude Stone, president of the organization. Everyone interested in camera technique and photography as well as the regular members of the or ganization are urged to attend this meeting, Stone pointed out. Dur ing the course of the meeting a short business session will be held after which the group will partici pate in a discussion of various technical phases of amateur pho tography. At the conclusion of the meeting, the club will work in its dark room. will be discussed at this lecture. The meeting is free and open to the public and is presented as a courtesy from the Hillel Club to the music loving people of College Sta tion and Bryan. Aggies May Get Permission To Hold Annual BonfireBeforeTurkeyDayGame onCampus Road to Bryan Is Opened This Week The new four-lane highway linking College Station with Bry an has been opened for traffic this week with the highway de partment workers finishing the curbings on each side of the con crete pavement. The new highway leaves the road running east and west along the north side of the campus at the circle immediately north of the Administration building and joins the pavement of south Col lege road at Midway. This beautiful and modern stretch of road will shorten the distance between Bryan and Col lege and will be of great conven ience to workers at the school who live in Bryan, it was pointed out. The construction of the section of road was begun last summer at the same time the paving of the road connecting the north side of the campus with Highway 6 was started. Due to several delays caused by rain and other types of inclement weather, the road was opened several weeks behind sched ule, it was stated. Fires of Other Years Recalled; Rules Suggested By David Seligman Although no definite plans have been made to stage the annual pre- Thanksgiving Game bonfire on the campus of A. & M., plans for such an affair have been suggested to the cadets. It has been a time- honored custom for many years for the cadets of this school to hold this bonfire on the drill field just south of Law and Puryear halls. Last year the bonfire was held in connectiion with the filming of the Aggie film, “We’ve Never Been Licked” and action scenes of the fire were featured in the picture. No announcement or official sanc tion has yet been granted to the corp for this year’s activity in this connection, however, it is expected that the commandant’s office will approve this time-honored tradi tion. In years past the Freshmen stu dents have gathered wood and other inflammable material from all ports of the vicinity for the fire, using only materials that are use less or that the owners have grant ed permission to use. For several days prior to bonfire ceremony the pile is continuously growing. Stu dents are detailed to stand guard during the day and night to pro tect the mountain of material, which sometimes has been known to reach the height of fifty feet or more. This guard is posted, it was stated to prevent students from Texas University, ancient ri val of the Aggies, from setting fire t othe pile prior to the ceremonies before the Thanksgiving game. It was noted that if the cadets are permitted to have the annual bon fire this year, special caution will necessarily have to be exercised inasmuch as the game will be play ed on Kyle Field and hundreds of University students will be coming to the campus who will attempt to fire the pile before the yell prac tice. In years past this guarding was performed by freshmen appointed by company commanders, these student leaders having decided ★ ★ which organization would be as signed certain times during the day and night to take the responsi bility of the guard. It was pointed out that in the years gone by none of the students participating in this traditional activity were permitted to destroy valuable property in building the pile. Such inflammable material as was used in the construction has been either waste material, or was placed in the pile by permission of the owner. Last year the student were at first denied the privilege of build- ★ ★ ★ BONFIRE—Pictured above is one of the tremendous piles of in flammable material gathered for the Annual Bonfire ceremony just prior to the Texas A. & M.-Texas University football game. Students can be seen piling up the pyre that is emblematic of the University’s hopes for a football victory. Commandant To Be Asked For Official Sanction Of Fire ing a bonfire pile, inasmuch as this area at that time considered part of a dim-out area. Yet, in view of the fact that lighted foot ball fields all up and down the coast were used each week in the dim-out areas, it was decided that a bonfire a hundred and fifty miles from the gulf would not be a viola tion of the dim out rules. If a bonfire is to be held this year in the traditional Aggie man ner, it is suggested that the com plete approval of college and the commandant be secured and that whatever rulings they lay down, must be followed to the letter. Generations of Aggies have wit nessed and enjoyed the annual bon fire prior to the Thanksgiving Day game with Texas University and it is one of the most impressive cere monies of the school year. The en tire corps turns out for the occa sion along with the hundreds of visitors on the campus, and through the years the residents of College Station and Bryan have learned to look forward to the occasion and visit the campus at that time. The band is always on hand and the corp sings the beloved songs of Aggieland as well as participates in the wholehearted yell practice. This year’s bonfire, if the stu dents are permitted to stage it, will be particularly impressive since the hundreds of servicemen on the campus will have an opportunity to* participate and join in the tra ditionalism of the world-famed Ag gie spirit. o’clock Monday afternoon after the summer khakis had been turned in last Friday. Only sickness or un avoidable detention will allow stu dents to check out their uniforms before Wednesday afternoon. Spec ial permission can only be granted by tactical officers from dorms 14, 15, 16 and 17 to freshmen. Sophomores and other upperclass men taking sophomore military science must obtain permission from Sergeant Seeger of the Stu dent Records Office, Room 19, Ross Hall. Only those students who are elig ible to receive uniforms will be allowed to turn the khaki and check the wools. No agents will be permitted to handle another cadet’s uniform. Unless otherwise prescribed, the following uniform will normally be worn: cap, shirt, khaki tie, trous ers. The cap may be either the Service or Garrison Cap, according to the choice of the student and current orders of this post. Wear ing of the coat blouse is also op tional. Cotton, khaki shirts and black ties may be worn with the coat. Coats may be removed while indoors at work in offices or bar racks. The wearing of the woolen shirt without the coat is optional; how ever, the wearing of the cotton shirt without the woolen coat is not authorized, shoulder loops are not authorized for enlisted men. The cotton khaki shirt is consid ered “non-reg” when worn with the field jacket. The use of campaign hats,' rid ing breeches and boots, and field jackets is limited. The campaign hat will be worn only during in clement weather or while perform ing mounted duty. The only time that breeches and boots may be worn is while a cadet is actually going to, coming from, or engaged in mounted instruction. The use of the field jacket is restricted to this post, the vicinity of College Sta tion. This change from the summer to the winter uniform is enacted in collaboration with a similiar change that is taking place throughout this locality. Enlisted members of this command went into O. D.’s on Monday of this week. Dean Kyle Voices Approval of the Services Support Speaks in Behalf of Council, Others To Thank Servicemen Dean E. J. Kyle, Dean of Agri culture and Chairman of the Col lege Athletic Council, has ex pressed his thanks to the men in the armed services on the campus for their support of the athletic program. In voicing his apprecia tion to the armed units, Dean Kyle made the following state ment: “Attention Air Corps, Marines, Navy, ASTP, and others: On be half of the Athletic Council, the football team, and the Cadet Corps, I wish to thank you for the fine support you have given our athletic program. “You have attended the games in large numbers and given en thusiastic support to the team.” Hundreds of servicemen have been present at the home games and joined in with the Aggies in the yells. It is noted that this atti tude has met with great approval among the students and exes. Many students have mentioned their appreciation of the loyalty of the armed forces to the Aggie team. A neighbor’s bees are perhi his most secure property.