The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 16, 1943, Image 2

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TSe Battalion, official newspaper of tke Airricultnral aad
Fsaaa and the City of Collesre Station, U publisked three tin
Foasday, Thursday and Saturday morninea.
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Entered as tecond class matter at the Post Office at
under the Act of Congress of March S, 1870.
Subscription rate 13 per school year. Adrartismy rates
Represented nationally by National Advertising Service. Inc., at
Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
Office, Room t. Administration Building.
1942 Member 1943
Associated Colle6iate 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
Oi&ude 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
S. W. (Tiny) Standifer Reporter James C. Grant Reporter
Special Columnists
Archie Broodo (Aggie) For Lass-o David Seligman
SaSu 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.
Sharia* R. West Ass't. Business Mgr. George Puls Ass't. Cirontatien Mgr.
Silver Taps . . .
Once again, the still night was awakened by the impres
sive ceremony of Silver Taps. Not since last year was Taps
played at Aggieland by a number of buglers because an
Aggie had died. This ceremony takes place at mid-night
when these buglers stand at attention on the balcopy of the
Academic dome to play for the deceased Aggie.
If was the last Corps trip for John R. Carlson because he
was on his way to Houston for the Aggie-Rice game. Fish
Carlson, as he was known on the campus, didn’t even get to
the game; he got as far as Navasota when death caught up
with him. For one to die so young was unfortunate, and the
Battalion extends sympathy to the parents of this Aggie, class
of ’47. He was an Aggie although he had been one for such
a short time. His last goal was that of attending the game,
but he died without ever reaching that game. In this sense,
he can be called an Aggie as Aggies are called.
Aggies Smash to Victory
Over Rice Saturday, 20-0
Team Prepares for Thanksgiving Game;
Both Teams Undefeated in Conference Play
Homer Norton’s Aggies hugged the sod last Saturday
beat the feahtres off the Rice Owls. A&M's ground game
looked smooth as the Aggies defeated a much improved Rice
team 20-0.
Rice was expecting A. & M. to
fill Rice Stadium with' passes, but
Norton’s boys kept the ball on the
ground. Although the Owls were
outdone by the Aggie offense, they
showed Rice fans that they still
had fight in them. Rice used tricky
plays to gain yardage through the
Aggie forward wall.
A. & M.\s first touchdown came
early in the first quarter. Bucky
Sheffield booted from his 8 yard
stripe to pull Rice out of a hole.
The ball was retrieved by Marion
Flanagan on the Rice 45 and he
stepped off 7 yards to the Rice 38
before being bounced to the
ground. On the first play of the
series Babe Hallmark made two
yards through the line. The Aggies
were given a penalty for a player
illegally in motion to move the
ball back to the Aggie 48 yard line.
Bing Turner made up the lost
yardage by circling his left end to
go all the way to the Rice 30. Tur-,
ner spelled a first down on the
Rice 26. On the next play Marion
Flanagan shed tacklers like a duck
dees water to give the Aggies a
first down on the Rice 12. Hall
mark knifed through the line for
five. Hallmark repeated the play
by making 5 more yards. Turner
crashed the line for a first down
on the Rice six inch line. An A&M
lad was offside on the next play
and the ball was moved back five
yards. Hallmark put the ball back
on the six inch line by going over
right tackle. Turner climaxed the
38 yard drive by riding his inter
ference over the goal to score. Tur
ner kicked good from placement
to make the score Aggies 7-Rice 0.
About mid-second quarter it
looked as though the Aggies were
on their way to another Aggie
chalker. Marion Settegast blocked
one of Sheffield's punts and Dick
Wright recovered on the Rice 44.
Red Burditt made three yards on
the first play. Beesley made two
more on a line play. Beesley pass
ed to Bob Butchofsky for a first
down on the Rice 34. From there
Hallmark and George McAllister
eolaborated on ball carrying chores
to put the ball on the Rice 13 yard
line. It was there that the Rice
line held and the ball went over
to them on downs.
In the third quarter the Aggie
machine began to purr. One of
Sheffield’s punts was partly block
ed and fell in Turner’s arms. He
stepped two yards before was part
ly blocked and fell in Turner’s
arms. He stepped two yards before
being downed on the Rice 47 yard
line. On the first play Hallmai’k
made it a first down on the Rice
36. Hallmark was stopped for a
yard on the next play. Turner car
ried through center to make it
a first down on the Rice 23. Turner
gained two yards at center. Hall
mark put the ball on the Rice 16.
Flanagan took the ball on the next
play and ended up on the Rice 2
yard line to make it a first down
for the Aggies. Hallmark made a
yard on the next play. The Aggies
were caught delaying the game
and were penalized five yards. Hall
mark gained a yard through the
line. On an off tackle play Hall
mark carried to the three. On the
last play Hallmark followed Butch
ofsky around left end to score un
touched. Turaer booted good and
the Aggies led 14-0.
The long inarch for the last tal
ly came in the last quarter when
big Monte Moncrief apeared in
flat to intercept Sheffield’s pass
on the A&M 22 and he trotted to
the Rice 45 before being pulled
down frorti behind. Hallmark went
to the Rice 36 on the next play.
Hallmark swept end in attempt to
make a first down but was stopp
ed for no gain. Flanagan was hand
ed the ball and ran to the Rice 18
for a first down. Flanagan, on
three downs, put the ball on the
Rice 6 for an Aggie first down.
Hallmark crashed to the Rice three.
Flanagan finished things by scor
ing on the next play. He rammed
off tackle and scored. Turner’s
try for the extra point failed.
The Owls did not look too weak
in going down to the Aggies. Bill
Scruggs, a 145 pound fullback, was
good for yardage any time they
called on him. And that was plenty.
If someone else carried the ball
it wnuld be because Scruggs was
not in the game. Bucky Sheffield
looked too slow as a ball carrier,
but he pitched some beatuiful
passes for the Owls. H. D. Ttate
and Orville Crutchfield stood out
in the Rice line.
Marion Settegast and Damon
Tassos'turned in a whale of a game
for the Aggies on the defense. Hall
mark showed that he could do
something besides passing by mak
ing Rice tacklers look silly with
their misses. Turner, whose special
ly is kicking, looked good as a ball
toter. Flanagan played his consis-
tant game as a scat back, and the
team as a whole showed up well.
If you doubt that women are
wearing fewer clothes, just take
a look at the figures.
To whom it may concern:
In last Tuesday’s “Batt”, Novem
ber 9th, there appeared the follow
ing article:
Students at the University of
Utah started off their new se
mester with “Hello Week,’* a
unique orientation period. Hello
tags were distributed for each
student to wear his name during
the week. A sidewalk running
from the rostrum to the union
building was designated a«s “hello
walk,” taking its name from the
tradition that all persons passing
one another on the walk give out
with a lusty greeting.
Pretty good sentiment, don’t you
think, old Army! They’re going to
actually speak to their fellow class-
men—when they pass each other on
a certain day on a certain few yards
of sidewalk. That, Old Army, Is
typical of the majority of other
schools. Will it. happen here ? There
are still a lot of men here who re
member when there wasn’t any
such think as walking fifty feet
on this old campus without hearing
almost as many “hellos.” They
made you feel mighty good, and
there just isn’t anything that can
take their place. When the men
whose names are below, and a lot
of others, were freshmen, black
tie,, fish stripe, and a lot of other
things that went with it then, they
had to say “hello.” For them,
“Hello Week” had fifty-two repeat
performances per year. They got
to like the idea a good bit, and
still do. We don’t know what the
freshmen now think about it—or
those who have been freshmen for
two or so semesters back. There
are very few things expected of
the present freshmen, and if a
freshman is ever “on the line”
now, it will be through his own
initiative- Saying “Hello” or “How
dy” or Something to EVERYONE
you meet on the campus is a good
way to show you are something
of an Aggie.
Another old Aggie way is to
stick out your hand and meet every
man you associate with or talk to.
The more people you know and
who know you, the better you’ll
get along.
And that doesn’t apply only to
freshmen. The sophomores are in
cluded, too. Most of them think—
especially the first semester dew-
drops—that just because the up
perclassmen call them by their last
name they aren’t supposed to speak
to anyone, anywhere—and they
have forgotten they have a right
hand. The juniors could revive a
little of that old Spirit, too. It’s
pretty easy to forget during the
grind that you were once fresh
men, too, and the things you were
taught then, still go.
Well, Old Army, there are a
couple of points—just little insig
nificant things, they might seem.
But, Army, those two little things
are right at the base of that old
Aggie Spirit. Without them that
Spirit could never have meant
what it does to thousands of Ag
gies out on the battle fronts of
the world, and without them it
cannot stand. This is not a bleed,
a threat, or condemnation, Old
Army. The time for that has
passed. It comes from the same
place as those old butterflies, from
a feeling within us that we’ll al
ways be glad we didn’t go to T.U.
—or any other place—and an
earnest hope that future Aggies
will feel the same way.
These things are not all, not in
the least, but they make a good
part, a part which we here must
not allow to become lost- If, from
the traditions that used to be, at
least these two things—speaking
and meeting people—can be pre-
served, they will provide the spark
from which that old real Aggie
Spirit can be kindled in the future.
W. O. Fuhrmann, ’45
M. T. Meese, ’46
Bill Shuffler, ’46
Ralph, W. Morgan, '46
Lewis F. Engle, ’46
John Cornish, ’46
C. Sumner Hunter, ’46
Harry L. Roberts, '46
Bill Cowser, ’46
Charles Wendlandt, ’46
J. M. Knox, ’46
Carl Grabenman, ’46
Charles R. Overly, ’46
Reed Stewart., ’46
Burl Ervin, ’46
W. O. Adams, ’46
A. G. Acker, ’46
Harold Borofsky, ’46
If all the cures for the common
cold that people have offered to
us in the last four days were laid
end to end, we would not be amaz
ed in the least. Most properly
named of man’s ills, the cold is not
only common, it is cheap, low, vul
gar, demi-mondaine and nerve
wrecking. The other qualities do
not disturb us mightily, but con
sidering that we have only one
good nerve, it is understood how
much wrecking we can take.
True to form, our annual fall
cold has set up shop. Whatever
climate we pursue, the blessed lit
tle parasite follows with gusto.
Science claims that the cold is
an irritation caused by a filterable
virus, and we commence to wonder
whether internal application of an
alcoholic antiseptic might not be
the solution. This could be the ex
cuse for an annual twister along
with the cold, but knowing our
capacity, we also wonder which
would be worse, the clogged nose
or the peripatetic hangover.
On excellent authority, it is re
ported that T/4 Stephen Dolen
still doesn’t believe what his mam
my done told him. Stood up by a
Miss in Austin last weekend, Steve
bit on the bait again this week,
despite the paternal counsels of
his housemates. More power to the
boy, and all that sort of thing, but
we still think that mammy knows
Complaints are being registered
daily with the local O. P. A. au
thorities against Pvt. William Rol
lins, who upped the price of his
laundering service to a half a rock
for a bundle. All bill does with the
kale is play Madeley’s pin-ball ma
chines, anyway, and out of the spir
it of camaraderie which pervades
the campus, we think it only prop
er on his part that he lower the
fee to the original level.
After all, we don’t work our fin
gers to the bone over a hot wash-
tub, and we can afford to criticise.
Cpl. Isadore Stabler is another
man who cannot be satisfied with
one beating. Again, he took out
for Houston, probably with the
same designs of finding a nice,
complacent sucker to set him up
to food. The last time, he was
stuck for the check, but for his
sake, we hope that the hunting is
better this week, although we do
not condone his actions.
Happiest note in a week of colds,
gripes and grimness was the post
card Pfs. Howard Garey sent back
from the U. of Illinois where he
was sent three weeks ago. The food
is good, and the fraternity house
he lives in provides maid service,
in addition to other sheer, solid
comforts. We’re glad for Howie,
because he deserved a good break.
On the other hand (besides there
being five fingers) Sgt. Walter
Heide communicates that it is chil
ly up in Michigan, and that the
lads there are hoping that they will
soon be issued snowshoes, so that
they may go into town of a, Sat
urday night for the weekly dance
at the community igloo.
Hero of heroes these days, is
S/Sgt. Erwin Schwartz, the gentle
man in charge of making up our
payroll. We wish to negate the
rumor making the rounds that
Schwai’tzie is deliberately holding
up the payroll in order that he
may continue to bask in his new
found glory. The fact is that he
must divide his attentions between
the payroll and a delightful portion
of femininity who flirts in and
about the office where he works,
Let Us Do Yotur Altering
Where You Always Get
a Fair Trade
owdown on
Campus ^Distractions
By David Selignua
On the Monday-Tuesday-Wednes-
day run at the Campus is the
comedy hit “Let’s Face It.” The
film stars the nation's top laugh-
man, Bob Hope, Betty Hutton, and
ZaSu Pitts. Among the best of
the year’s pictures of this type,
it has laughs and gags spaced to
keep building up to an uproarious
finish when Hope and his buddies
capture a submarine with the help
of a mirror. He starts the laughs
when he stops his jeep behind a
hedge and delivers sweets to the
fat girls reducing at a milk farm
where his fiance, Betty Hutton, is
the physical instructor. He crashes
through a camp canteen wall and
is sent to the guardhouse. Three
these rigors of war.
Opinions being what they are,
much talk of wagering is circu
lated around these parts in respect
to the Thanksgiving Day fracas
with Texas U.. Hot and heavy as
the arguments are, cash on the
line is still to be seen. However,
the personal differences afford the
matter at hand for many a ses
sion of the Society for the Preven
tion of Disparaking Remarks
About Southwest Conference Foot
ball. Personally, we wil remain the
perfect guest, and take no issue.
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women (ZaSu Pitts, Phyllis Povah,
and Grace Hale) get Hope, Frankie
Bums, and Dave Willock to help
trap their philandering husbands.
This introduces a Southampton
estate and night club sequences
and sets the audience to chuckling,
with some songs and a riotous
dance act.
The Lowdown: It’s tops!
“Hitler’s Madman” comes to
Guion Hall Tuesday and Wednes
day as the feature attraction. Wan
ton cruelty and sheer terror make
up the content of this story of the
mu rder of Heinrich Himmler by
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