The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 06, 1943, Image 2

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The Battalion, official newspaper of the Agriealtur&l and Meehani—i CoSes* of
r«xu and the City of College Station, is published three times waakly, aad inauad
Tuesday, Tharsday and Saturday mornings.
Entered as leoond class matter at the Post Jffiee st Collsgs Itatien, Taw as,
under the Act of Congress of March 8, 1870.
Subscription rate $3 per 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 S, Administration Building. Telephone 4-6444.
1942 Member 1943
Associated Collegiate Press
H. Sylvester Boone Editor-in-'Chief
Andy Matula Associate Editor
Sports Staff Tuesday’s Staff
Harold Borofsky Sports Editor Charlie Murray Managing Editor
William Baker Sports Reporter Ed Katten Reporter
Robert Orrick Sports Reporter Charles West Reporter
Claude Stone Sports Photographer Charley L. Dobbs Reporter
Thursday’s Staff Saturday’s Staff
David Seligman Managing Editor Andy Matula Managing Editor
Max Mohnke Reporter Fred Manget, Jr. Reporter
R. L. Weatherly Reporter John T. Scurlock _______ Reporter
J. W. (Tiny) Standifer Reporter James C. Grant Reporter
Special Columnists Miscellaneous
Archie Broodo (Aggie) For Lass-o David Seligman Columnist
SuSu Beard (T.S.C.W.) For Battalion J. W. Standifer Staff Photographer
Advertising Staff Circulation Staff
John Kelly Business Manager Steele H. Nixon Circulation Mgr.
Charles R. West Ass’t. Business Mgr. George Puls Ass’t. Circulation Mgr.
Loss of Richard Jenkins . . .
A shocking surprise to the Aggies on the campus and to
residents of this community came with the announcement
that Richard Jenkins had resigned his post. No man will be
missed more for it was his Singing Cadets and Kadet
Kapers that made life more bearable on the campus. This
man who has been so faithful to the Corps and service men
will be missed because he was always trying to do something
for everyone.
The Singing Cadets, under the direction of Jenkins,
received fame throughout the state and brought notice to
the college. Aggies will remember the entertainment they
offered on Town Hall. Kadet Kapers, now called the Satur
day Night Service Show, was begun by Jenkins to make a
dry Saturday night interesting for those who were spending
the week-end on the campus. These are only two of the
features Jenkins has brought to A. & M. Wherever you find
Jenkins, you will find a new successful entertainment plan
It will be sad day when, on November 22, Richard Jen
kins leaves for North Texas Agricultural College to accept
his new position of associate professor of music. Our loss
will be their gain. The Battalion staff joins the Corps, in
wishing the congenial Jenkins a happy home at N.T.A.C.
Parade of OPINION
By Associated CoUegiate Press
Mexico Wants To Trust U. S.
How is our Neighbor policy succeeding in Mexico? Ma
xine Stapp, junior at Indiana University, says that if it is
continued long enough, it may finally offset the bad repu
tation which our diplomatic errors in the past have earned
for us.
“But,” she adds, “right now they seem to want to trust
us, but don’t quite dare.”
Basing her opinions on what she observed during her
two months’ visit in Mexico and the University of Mexico
last summer, Miss Stapp said that the people there are
increasingly hopeful for better relations with the United
Their mounting confidence in our sincerity, she points
out, stems from the fact that American public opinion, which
they resptc, appears to be back of our Good Neighbor policy.
Even though they are still a bit wary of our Good
Neighbor Policy, the Mexican people believe the United States
is the most practical democracy in the world, according to
Miss Stapp.
Her people are not war-minded, but they definitely want
the United States to win the war, she added.
Jap Fanatics Will Fight to Death
From the lips of “The Last Man from Tokio,” Army
Air Force men on the Washington State campus recently
learned the nature of their Pacific enemies.
It is not merely a military clique, but “70,000,000 fana
tics who will fight to their death” that the Allies face, says
Ramon LaValle, one time writer for La Nacion and a mem
ber of the Argentine embassy in Japan until recently.
“Japanese people will stop at nothing to help their gov
ernment win this war,” he explained. “There is no meat, no
sugar, no coffee, no tea, but above all—no complaints. A
Japanese family gets two eggs a month, fish once a week,
and subsists mainly on a poor quality of rice.”
LaValle told the many hundreds of men at Washington
State training to be navigators, bombardiers, and pilots that
“bombing alone will not defeat the Japanese, whose morale
is strong.” He explained “only through a concerted attack
by land, sea and air may we hope to overcome the spirit and
existence of these people.”
Bring Us Your- Used
We are buying for the five major used book
companies in the United States . . .
Barnes and Noble — Chicago
Wilcox and Follett — New York
College Book Co. — Columbus
Universal Supply — Atlanta
Merman’s Book Exchange — Brooklyn
“Trade With Lou — He’s Right With You”
Every reader of the Battalion
has some bleed to make about
somebody or about something that
isn’t suiting him or her. For that
reason, the Battalion is maintain
ing this Open Forum column to
give its readers a chance to voice
their opinions. The only require
ment is for the reader who wants
to bleed is to write the letter to
Open Forum, c/o The Battalion,
College Station, Texas. The column
is open to everyone who reads the
Battalion, whether the reader be
a woman or man, girl or boy.
No one can be perfectly content
with everything that happens in
the world. Those who aren't con
tent get their satisfaction out of
bleeding to themselves or to their
fellowman, but this does no good
except to give satisfaction to them
selves alone. By making your
bleeds known, you might receive
better satisfactiion. This column is
for the reader; write your letter,
but be sure to sign it and if it is
a legitimate bleed, your letter will
be printed in the Batt with your
name attached to it. You don’t
have a right to bleed if you object
to having your name at the close
of your letter. If you know that
your bleed is a worthy one, send in
that letter.
On the other hand, you may not
have a bleed, but wish to express
an opinion about something instead.
These letters are also welcomed so
send them in. Any opinion that you
might have, be it a bleed or other
wise will be received with open
arms, but remember that all letters
must be signed.
By SuSu Beard
Hello, for this week, and congra
tulations for this week’s victory.
Here’s hoping that the Twelve-man
team keeps up the good work, even
if it isn’t exactly work in all cases.
“Ye olde Corn Huskin’ Bee” was
held Friday night with all the
trimmings characteristic of that
sort of affair. Gals went dressed
in Blue jeans, ginghams, pigtails,
and with freckles painted on the
noses of those minus the flattering
speckles. Events included square
dancing which eventually had
everyone goin in circles, also a
corn husking contest, nacherly, and
a husband callin’ contest. Refer
ring to the last, no one answered
the calls, but some suspicious look
ing four-legged creatures wan
dered by. Class sing-songs were
won by the experienced seniors,
as was expected. Considering the
whole thing t’was an enjoyable
‘Corny Huskin’ bee.
Dormitory dining halls were de
corated in the things typical of
Hallowe'en terror last Saturday
night. Bamboo cane, hay, and as
sorted spooky stuff gave added
zest to the evening meal. In fact,
it gave added zest to the food,
although it was rathei* hard to
Last week there was a tea for
the Valedictorians. Don’t know
whether many attended or not.
Strangely enough my invitation
never came. This is rather dis
couraging as I am positive that I
had made an “A” last year once.
The girls that went deserve vari
ous congratulations.
Oh, mentioning our fads, there is
a new one. It is wearing flannel
pland shirts that are at least sixty
sizes too large, and have the habit
of draping at least to the knees.
They fit like a glorified flour sack,
and figuring some way, that is a
good thing.
Girls who take flying lessons
made the acquaintance of Air Corp
Captain Bill Whitson, a Denton-
ite home on furlough. He had been
“traveling abroad” and mentioned
that he had met numerous Aggies
over there (hint). Over there is
a jolly good place and blimey well
situated. See, Aggies do get every
where .... in time.
Nuff chatter—bye for now from
yourn’ in spirit,
3801st Sparkles
Julius Bloom, Reporter
Time was when a columnist could
write as he pleased, and the Devil
take the hindmost. Now, to all ap
pearances, his constituents reserve
the right to beat to their heart’s
content over having their names
bandied inthe local press. The situ
ation is particularly unsavory,
since this column attempts to re
flect the humor and high spirits
of the Unit it represents. To avoid
all future difficulties, we promise
to never, never again mention the
names of Pvts. John Mondo and
Anthony Ventura, lest their young
hearts be forever scarred by our
New Orders Issued
By Commandant
The fumigation of Legett Hall
was begun yesterday at 1 p. m., ac
cording to an announcement from
the Commandant’s Office. The dor
mitory will be fumigated with
cyanide gas, a deadly poison, and
all persons are warned to stay
away from this building until Re
treat today.
Another announcement states
that overseas caps will be worn
with no other piping except black,
or they may be worn without any
braid. Beginning Saturday, only
woolen overseas caps will be regu
lation for everyday wear on the
Louisiana State Normal College
backed the attack in a big way
at a recent war bond rally where
the $50,000 goal was exceeded by
$68,000. A total of $118,000 of war
bonds were bought at the Saturday
night street rally.
invective and calumny.
Contrary to observations, there
has been no rift in the relations
between S/Sgt. James LeBlanc and
his “Friend Flicka,’’ T/5 Sanders
Heller. The reason Sandy has not
been following Jim around in the
manner to which everyone has be
come accustomed, Is that Sandy
has a sore hoof, and cannot quite
make the pace. Within a few days,
it is hoped, appearances will re
resume their normal aspect.
The handlebar contest in the
language section is being won
hands down by Cpl. Simon Pietri,
of the Spanish group. Of course,
Pietri had his lip growth when he
came to us, and the advantage is
all in his favor. However, hope
springs in the hearts of many that
by the time they leave, enough
time will have elapsed for them to
grow some of those six-footers
usually seen in books of oddities.
It must be stated, though that
the moustache gracing Simon’s lip
was grown in self-defense, to help
himself and his twin brother, Sgt
Alfred, from confusing the general
public. Imagination need not be
stretched far to visualize the bro
thers taking the matter into their
own hands after an annoying ses
sion, and tossing a coin to see
who would venture the growth.
Our friend, F/Sgt. Walter Staggs
(with an “S” we have been in
formed) is enjoying his first fur
lough in three years. Hunting and
fishing along the Gulf Coast are
his program for forgetting it all.
Staggs certainly deserves the rest
if he has bucked* characters like
Where You Always Get
a Fair Trade
UJfhz jCourdourn on
fampus distractions
By David Selignwtn
“The Vanishing Virginian” star
ring Frank Morgan, Kathryn Gray
son, and Spring Byington comes to
Guion Hall for Saturday. Don’t let
the title fool you, this is no sasga
of an expiring Indian tribe. Rather,
it is a wholesome radiant and
thoroughly entertaining slice of
Americana without bustles and
hoopskirts. Representing the Ame
rica of the year 1913, it reflects
the public sounding boards of suf
frage and prohibition. Morgan is
the epitome of the yelling, stomp
ing, but lovable Lynchburg city at
torney in an applaudable role.
Spring Byington is his wife who
revels in his ancestrial background.
The five children love him because
he afectionately sees things their
way. The story of this family is
told simply, yet there is no sa
crifice of dramatic content. The
scene where Morgan takes over
the pulpit at services for his faith
ful Negro manservant is some
thing to be rermembered.
The Lowdown: Though lacking
in “smash” star names, this film
is a dramatic achievement that
one can’t afford to miss.
us during the time since his last
Sgt. S. O. Samek is , conducting
a private feud with the contribu
tors to a widely- circulated Polish
language newspaper. Nothing, of
course, will resolve from the bruit
ing about of complaints and coun
ter-charges concerning the virtues
of Texas, but it makes hot and
heavy reading. To date, the score
appears to be 010, infavor of the
newspaper publishing the letters.
We venture to caution both fac
tions that promises in argument
will fold up unless they are based
on authoritative facts and not fan
Chuckle of the \yeek: Pvt. Ralph
Oberhoff was batting the breeze
in respect to mathematics with a
few of the lads, when Pvt. Stuart
Moore ventured on the scene. Moore
regarded the situation gravely, then
asked Oberdorf where he had ob
tained it; Ralph, not thinking that
Stu was talking about liquor con
tinued to cite the specific bases for
the point he was making. The gag
is that Oberdorf was sober as the
proverbial judge.
Pvt. Harold Gee is an ardent ad
mirer of our Project House area,
or so it would happen, in view of
his continual provocation of re
striction. It is expected that die
day interest in the outside world
will engender itself within his
brain, and he will make an effort
to discover what transpires with
the rest of civilization. He is not
really mischievous; it is just that
he is high-spirited.
Nomination of T/5 William Hoy
is made for the office of Mayor
of America. He is the one man in
the outfit who scarcely cares where
he goes from here, because he has
friends throughout the land. Such
is the ideal frame of mind, but we
warn Bill that popularity and
fame have their drawbacks, espe
cially where the signing of thou
sands of autographs is concerned.
Office is Parker BaUding
Over Canady’s Pharmacy
Phone 2-1457 Bryan. Texas
The weekend feature at Guion
Hall is the universally popular
film “Cabin in the Sky.” With an
all-Negro cast starring such fevor-
ites as Rochester, of the Benny
series; Ethel Waters; and Lena
Horne; this picture is allegorical
presentation of the Negro spiritual
istic conception of religion. Roch
ester is the memorable character
of “Little Joe,” Ethel is his de
vout wife yho tries to break him
of his habit of gambling and get
him in the Lord’s graces, end Lena
is the ■woman who leads Joe in the
life of the sacriligious. One of the
year’s best dramas, this feature
was proclaimed by all who saw it
as an unforgettable one. In the
end, Joe, who is convinced of the
evil of his ways in a dream, is con
verged by Ethel to a better way of
life just in time, as a cyclone
sweeps away the lives of all in the
town. Their souls rise to meet the
angels up in the sky—up to the
Cabin in the Sky.
The Lowdown: One film you
can't miss!
The feature attraction starting
at the Campus Saturday midnight
is “Gunga Din”. With stars such as
Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, and
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., this is an
old picture, but still a favorite.
The story follows the incidents in
the life of a water-boy in the In-
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dian army. He chums up with an
army sei’geant and in the end
saves the lives of him and his
comrades by warning the army
of a native trap by blowing a bu
gle. The male leads portray the
characters of hard-boiled armjy)
sergeants in grand style.
The Lowdown: An old favorite
that you will enjoy.
Phone 4-1168
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Closes 8:30
Saturday Only Double feature
Screen Play by lan Fortune • Based on
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Produced by EDWIN KNOPF
Produced by BERT GILROY
Screen NafJSY Charfe?* E. Roberts • Story'
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