The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 06, 1943, Image 1

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ROOM 5 ADMINISTRATION BLDG.—2275 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 6, 1943 VOLUME 43—NUMBER 65 1 —— ——i Classes, Calls Set Back One Hour Next Wednesday Dance Tonight After Aggie-S. M. U. Game Orchestra From Bergstrom Field Plays For Occasion Dance Lasts From 8:30 to 11:30 in Sbisa; Price is $1.00 For Couple or Stag Tonight after the S. M. U.-A. & M. football game an all service dance will be held in Sbisa Dining Hall according to an announcement made by the Student Activities Office last Tuesday. The dance will be held from 8:30 until 11:30 p.m. that night; admission for the| dance will be $1 for couples or stags. The Del Valle orchestra, now known as the Bergstrom Field Or chestra, from near Austin has al ready been engaged to play for the occasion. The Del Valle or chestra is stationed at Del Valle field just outside of Austin, and when the airfield changed its name to Bergstrom Field the orchestra did likewise. The orchestra was engaged last semester for the Freshmen Ball, and everyone who attended the ball can well remem ber the Del Valle orchestra for its personality and good music. The band also played for the Final Ball of last semester, however, since then the band has been com pletely reorganized and more players have been added to its ros ter. Although the band has been reorganized it can be expected to put out the same quality of music that it has before at past dances. Staff Sergeant Jack Ream is still the band leader, and his band has many new novelty numbers as well as popular pieces and boogie- woogie. The band has always been entertaining and lively at their previous appearances. Everybody who has ever heard or danced to the music of the Bergstrom Field Orchestra will agree that the band furnishes the dancers top notch music. The dance is expected to have a fairly large crowd since Service men, S. M. U. students, and Ag gies are being invited. The dance will probably be one of the best this semester, so Aggies and Serv ice men, let’s give it all our co operation Saturday night. Laugh Clown Laugh BSU Retreat Will Begin Here This Evening At Seven Dr. M. T. Rankin Will Speak; Was Prisoner of Japs for Six Months The Baptist Student Union Re treat will begin this evening at 7:30 P. M. The Baptist Students of A. & M. have been fortunate in securing as their Main Speaker, Dr. M. T. Rankin who is Secretary of Baptist Mission Work in the Orient. For 6 months Dr. Rankin was a prisoner of the Japanese in the Stanley Prison at Hong Kong. He will speak Saturday evening, Sunday morning and Sunday night. Mr. W. F. Howard, new State Stu dent Secretary will be here and will speak Saturday evening. He will also bring the Sunday School Lesson Sunday Morning. » As inspirational speaker for Morning Watch, Sunday Morning, and also Sunday afternoon, the Baptist Students have brought to our Campus; Milton Strong. He was former head of The Voice of Christ ian Youth Movement in Detroit. Also former Division head of Ben- dix Aircraft Co. At present time he is a Student at the Dallas The ological Seminary. Also speaking on Sunday after noon will be Rev. R. L. Brown, our own Baptist Pastor, and 1st Lt. George Miller. Lt. Miller is one of our Army officers here at A. & M. and also a great Christian. All Students, service men and local people are invited to attend these meetings. By Charles West What would we do on these, long, trying days of war years if we did not have someone to keep us laughing—if we did not find humor in little things that we hear or see—if we did not have our popular jesters to clown for us in the movies and over the radio ? Where would our optimism be if we did not look to the lighter side of life? If there weren’t a bright er side to life( all would be pessi mism, and pessimism would be de feat! Perhaps we have not all been too blind to stop and think of this. But few of us have been unself ish enough to think of what went into those laughs that we hear over the radios and in the movies. Few of us have cared about the drama that those gestures concealed. Those comedians have been only “funny men” to us—not real, live people with hearts that are crushed as easily as our own. The tragedies of their lives are concealed in a successful attempt to make us laugh, be happy, and keep courage. How wrong we are to think they have not tragedies! For example, Lou Costello, the funy, fat man of radio and screen that has made you roar in the aisles, returned to his regular program Thursday night after a year’s leave of ab- (See LAUGH, Page 4) Graduate of ’41 Gets New Rank Prof, and Mrs. F. W. Hensel have been notified that their son, F. W. Hensel, Jr., has been pro moted from First Lieutenant to Cautain. Captain Hensel received his de gree from A. &M. in 1941, major ing in Agricultural Administration. While in Aggieland, he was pres ident of the Marketing and Finance Club and Assistant Town Hall Ma nager. He was also a member of the tennis squad and Brazis A. & M. Club. At present Capt. Hensel is sta tioned at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and is in command of “A” Battery, 686th Field Artillery Battalion, at that post. The captain’s father is head of the Landscape Art De- partmene of A. & M. Last Day for Payment Of Maintenance Fees Today is the last day for Stu dents to pay their maintenance for November. Amount due this month is $33.65. The fiscal office will be open until 2 o’clock this after noon to receive payments. Sec 130 Sec 131 Sec 133. UR — Ex A GG/£ SECTION Row Z7 JJA//OR 5 EC TtON Row 22 Sophomore Section FRESh'R an Section Row /6 Band £ CLASS SECTIONS—Pictured above is the sections apportioned to the various classes by the three yell leaders with the approval of the military department. Freshman and this includes fish and frogs will occupy rows 1-16 in sections 130, 131, and 132. Starting on the 50 yard line and running back through row 16 will be for the band. They will use section 132. Sophomores will sit in rows 17-22 while juniors will have seats 23-27. Seniors and Aggies-exes have rows 28-40. The different classes are requested to find their sections and use them. ARMY-NAVY TEST TO BE GIVEN ON NEXT TUESDAY Tuesday morning at eight o’clock^ in the Assembly Hall the A-12 and V-12 tests will be given. The exams are to be under the supervision of G. B. Wilcox, Manager of the Stu dent Personnel Office. The following statements will probably clear up any matters which students are hazy on in re gard to the quizzes: A student, af ter taking the test, is not obligated to enter the program if he is ac cepted. Any one who failed to pass the test given in April of this year may again take the exam; in fact, even if one took the test and passed it he may take it again for reconsideration. Those who take the quiz are asked to state their preference of Army or Navy program. This preference cannot be changed at a later date if the applicant wishes to get into ano ther program, it was stated. The exam will be given only on the prescribed date and not repeat ed until sometime in 1944, this being the only opportunity to take the test until that date, it was re- (See ARMY, Page 4) Patriotic Program To Be Held Sunday The Music Group of the College Women’s Social Club is sponsoring a Patriotic Music Program on Sun day afternoon, November 7, at 3:30 p. m., states Mrs. Ray Put nam, secretary of the Music Group. The program will be held in the YMCA Chapel, and there will be five special numbers. Aviation Cadet Don Towers and Sgt. Cliff Miller, an instructor in the Marine Corps will present sev eral piano solos. Mrs. G. E. Blake will furnish the program with a violin solo; Lt. Walter Lee Porter, of Bryan Air Field will sing. The Singing Cadets, under the direction of Richard Jenkins, will render several selections. Refreshments will be served, and the public is cordially invited to attend this patriotic program. Hillel Club Will Feature Lecturer 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, with a 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 influenece 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 Europe. 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 arrival in this country, (See HILLEL, Page 4) AGGIES-How About It? Today is the day of the big game with Southern Methodist Uni versity on Kyle Field. The College is acting as host to the Ponies, and the Aggies of the Corps will be the ones who will make the biggest im pression on the visiting team. Complaints of various kinds have been made to the effect that the Corps has not been as courteous to the team which is here on invitation of the College. Such complaints say that the Corps insists upon making too much noise while their boys are trying to call signals. Toward good sportsmanship and to pay the proper respect and courtesy to the visitors on the campus, it would be a highly complimen tary gesture on the part of the Corps to give the visiting team every opportunity to call their signals. The Fightin’ Texas Aggies have al ways enjoyed a reputation of being tough customers, hard fighters and consistent winners—but at the same time they have enjoyed the repu tation of being square shooters, good sportsmen and gentlemen. The Corps’ discourtesy of yelling and interfering with the opposing teams signals certainly isn’t indicative of the Aggie legend of courtesy and good sportsmanship. Present System Out; Heavy Army Program Is Reason College Returns to System Used During Past Months; Reveille Hour Earlier Wed. Beginning next Wednesday morning at reveille, the Col lege will resume the old schedule of calls that had been in effect this past spring and summer. All class hours will be set back one hour next Wednesday, therefore necessitating •the resumation of the former sys tem of calls. B Team Victors Over Allen Ramblers It was the Aggie’s game yes terday afternoon when the “B” team crushed the Allen Acade my Ramblers 31-6 with Jordan, Pogue, LaRue, and Hughes show ing some good Aggie actiqn to knock the Ramblers around quite abit. Turnadge of the Ramblers made their lone touchdown to keep it from being an all-Aggie fray. Jordan of the Aggies made two long runs to keep the excitement high and at the same time ma king two touchdown runs. Pogue passed to Schodde to start ano ther touchdown run; Pogue was oved for the six points. LaRue and Hughes both showed gome exceptional playing with their two touchdowns. Peace Officers Are Meeting On Campus Of AMC Next Week Williams Expects About Fifty to Enroll Here For Training Courses About fifty Texas peace officers are expected to attend the traffic officers training school to be con ducted by the industrial extension service of the school of engineering at A. & M. College November 8-20, according to E. L. Williams, direc tor. Cooperating agencies include the state board of vocational educa tion, League of Texas Municipali ties, Texas Police association, Sefe- ty division, International Associa tion of Chiefs of Police and the state Department of Public Safety. Instructors will include Gordon H. Sheehe, Daniel G. Reynolds and David G. Monroe, all of the I. A. C. P. safety division; Col. Homer Garrison, Jr., director public safe ty department; Carl Rutland, Tex as Safety association; Thomas L. Willier, Houston police department, and Wallace D. Beasley and Ver non L. Engberg, A. & M. College. Accident prevention, traffic con trol, public safety education and allied subjects will be a part of the course of study. Purpose of the course is to provide intensive train ing that will enable traffic police executives to secure maximum effi ciency in traffic control. The course is especially suitable for chiefs of police and the heads of the va rious divisions of the larger depart ments. Rooms and meals will be pro vided on the campus for those in attendance, it was announced. Navy Reopens Aviation Program The Navy Department has re opened its program for the enlist ment of 17-year old students into the Naval Aviation Cadet Train ing Program, according to an offi cial notice issued from Dean F. C. Bolton’s Office. Students who are interested in participating in this program may obtain application blanks from the Dean’s Office, Room 210 in the Administration Building. All stu dents are urged to obtain these forms at once for, as a rule, this program is only opened at intervals for limited periods of time. In an official notice to all de partments Friday afternoon. Pres ident Bolton stated that the heavy load of Army Sections on class rooms had made it more practi cable to return to the old schedule for the conservation of electricity. Business offices will open at 8 o’clock in the morning, close from 12 to 1 o’clock for lunch, then resume hours until 5 o’clock in the afternoon. Under present schedule, classes began at 9 in the morning and end at 6 in the evening. It was thought at the time that the sys tem now used would prove satis factory, but with the return to the college of the furloughed A.S.T.P. Units, the old system will be rein augurated. Mystery Play To Be Heard Over WTAW Highlights of tomorrow’s pro grams scheduled to be heard over WTAW, is the A. & M. Radio Club’s production of “The Black Death,” a half-hour mystery play by Frank Cunningham, to be heard at 2:30 p. m. This play has been widely produced over many radio stations in the United States and Australia, according to Rich ard Gottlieb, WTAW staff announ cer. The story concerns the discovery of peculiar occurances on the pla net Mars by Dr. Marshall Hamil ton, noted astronomer, and the resulting epidemic in the town of Watersville, Delaware of “the black death,” supposedly spread by thet invaders from Mars. Included in the cast will be Barbara Peters, Ted Dedliers, Ar thur Peters, John Holman, and Dick Gottlieb. It; is the first of a series of plays and skits to be produced by members of the Ra- # dio Club over WTAW. LISTEN TO WTAW 1150 k.c. Radio Calendar for Saturday, October 6, 1943. 10:00—Musical Reveille 10:30—News 10:45—Morning Reverie* 11:00—Moments of Devotio* 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 Linen 1:30—Music 2:00—Treasury Transcription 2:25 AGGie vs. S. M. U. 3:00 Aggie vs. S. M. U. 4:00 Aggie vs. S. M. U. 4:45 Aggie vs. S. M. U. 6:00—Music 6; 15—Radio Club 5:30—The Little Show 5:46—News 6:00—Sign-off