The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 18, 1943, Image 2

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Page 2 THE BATTALION THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 18, 1943 STUDENT TRI-WEEKLY NEWSPAPER TEXAS A. & M. COLLEGE The Battalion, official newspaper of the Agricultural and Mechanical CoBege of Texna ami the City of College Station, is published three timas weekly, and issued Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday mornings. Entered as second class matter at the Post Jffice at College Station, Texas, onder the Act of Congress of March 3, 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 5, Administration Building. Telephone 4-&444. 1942 Member 1943 Pissocided CnHerside P? e^ H. Sylvester Boone Andy Matula - Sports Staff Harold Borofsky Sports Editor William Baker Sports Reporter Robert Orrick Sports Reporter Claude Stone Sports Photographer Thursday’s Staff David Seligman Managing Editor Max Mohnke Reporter R. L. Weatherly Reporter J. W. (Tiny) Standifer Reporter Special Columnists Archie Broodo (Aggie) For Lass-o SuSu Beard (T.S.C.W.) .... For Battalion Advertising Staff John Kelly Business Manager Charles R. West Ass’t. Business Mgr. Editor-in-Chief Associate Editor Tuesday’s Staff Charlie Murray Managing Editor Ed Katten Reporter Charles West Reporter Charley L. Dobbs Reporter Saturday’s Staff Andy Matula Managing Editor Fred Manget, Jr Reporter John T. Scurlock Reporter James C. Grant Reporter Miscellaneous David Seligman Columnist J. W. Standifer Staff Photographer Circulation Staff Steele H. Nixon Circulation Mgr. George Puls Ass’t. Circulation Mgr. Town Hall Presents . . . Tonight at Guion Hall should be seen one of the best Town Hall shows to be presented on the stage of Guion Hall in quite some time. Carmen Amaya has made a name for herself throughout the country, and she, with her troupe of gypsy dancers, should provide stirring entertainment for the people who are out to see her. It is not often that gypsy dancers are signed to play for any group on the A. & M. campus so it should be the duty of everyone to see that they ge to Guion Hall for this program. Town Hall presented as their feature last month, Bidu Sayao, the nationally known Brazilian soprano. The audience was not as large as Miss Sayao deserved, but every comment that was made in regards to the singer was of the highest kind paid any entertainer. There will be six more programs during the present season. Every one promises to be as good as any program to be presented this year. Those who attend tonight program of the world’s most famous flamenco dancer will not forget it, and they will receive more than their money’s worth. Something to Read By Hazel Adams A first noYel is very apt to be autobiographical. This is the case of Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. You know this not only because her characterizations are all brought about by telling what her people said and did rather than by the more introspective method of the novelist who probes the minds and actions of his charac ters and gives his own opinion of them, but because no one could set down such a wealth of disturbing detail without having known it at first hand. Facts concerning the author’s life would lead the reader to ex pect a book showing a varied tal ent, a story very close to the peo ple and the many details of living. Over enthusiastic reviewers have stepped off the deep end to com pare it to the work of James Far rell, for what reasons one cannot imagine, unless it is because this, too, is a story about people who are poor, Irish, and Catholic. Betty Smith has written a sentimental story full of nostalgia and a pas sion for the saga of the poor, their inevitable courage and will to live. But she has not the intent, the style, nor the mind of James Far rell, and it is slightly ridiculous to compare her work to his- Certain ly, there is a demand and a place for both kinds of books, but for the discerning A World I Never Made should be a serious literary experience with psychological and social intent. The experience of reading A Tree Grow,s in Brooklyn is more comparable to that of reading Richard Llewellyn’s How Green Was My Valley than Far rell’s Studs Lonigan. The chief protagonist of the story is a little girl named Francie Nolan. She is eleven years old when the story opens in 1912 in Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York. The story takes us through Francie’s first love affair and her seventeenth year. Francie is un doubtedly the author, a thin, book loving, sensitive little girl with hunger circles under eyes but with an eager, inquiring mind, into which seeps all the multi-colored life around her. The most original character in the book is Francie’s Aunt Sissy who feels that anything which makes her feel good is good. She marries and re-marries at random and without benefit of divorce, arguing that since she is Catholic and has been married in the City Hall the marriage is no marriage and therefore does not demand a divorce. She has a passion for the name John and all the men in her life are called John. Two of the most amusing scenes in the book concern Sissy: one in which she steals a Gideon Bible for Francie’s library while she is on one of her brief excursions with one of her Johns and the other in which she insists that a baby she has ac quired by the most fantastic means is her own. Certain qualities in her parents, grandparents, and her aunts go into the making of a child who be comes at seventeen very much of an individual; Francie Nolan ex periences the bitter and shameful in life but gets through it to something better than her mother and grandmother knew. It is a tribute to the author that she has remembered her own Only 300 Left SAM BROWNE BELTS at HALF PRICE There won’t be any more, either, since manu facture has been discontinued. Get your Sam Browne Belt now while they are still available. LOUPOT’S TRADING POST “Trade With Lou — He’s Right With You” PENNY’S SERENADE W. L. Penberthy This Saturday afternoon the an nual Intramural Cross Country meet will be held over the much- used Physical Education course. The meet is due to be the best we have ever had be cause all of the entries will be in good condition and the competi tion will be keen. At the start of the present war, Cross Country had lost a great Penberthy deal of its popu _ larity and interest dwindled until in our conference only two schools could be counted on to send a team to the conference meet—Texas University and Texas A. & M. Since th& start of the war, Cross Country has come into its own and almost every youngster of college age has done some Cross Country running. Sports in general have made a fine contribution to the training of our youth in peace time as well as in time of war. We cannot mini mize the value of the training re ceived by those who participate in team sports because the individual learns many fine things, a couple of the most important being co operation and the subjugation of one’s own interests to those of the group. However some of the indi vidual sports have also played an important part in that training. Aside from being a fine condi tioning sport, Cross Country has many worthwhile lessons to teach. Members of a team can help each other both physically and in giving encouragement. Also there is the encouragement of spectators in team sports, while in a Cross Coun try Meet each runner is on his own and, regardless of how tired he becomes, he must tough it out without the help of team mates or the encouragement of spectators, and often this takes every bit of courage the runner possesses. Surely in life there are many times when we have a tough prob lem to battle without the help of others, and certainly in this case training received in a sport like Cross Country stands one in good stead. OPtN FORUM To our many friends in the regu lar ASTP: For quite a few years now “our little college” has been able to survive without the support of ASTP men. I don’t know how, but we seem to have a little spark of something that kept it going. Any way, this little spark had some thing so vital and so deep that I’m sure it is too deep for most of you to conceive. The main issue is that one of little elements that makes up that spark is taken from the spirit shown at our football games. There has been much comment over this, and has been misconstrued many times. Only Aggies know the real meaning. But in your newspaper articles, as well as in your con versation on the campus, some of you have seen fit to disagree with our traditional policies. Now this is well and fine if that’s what you want. After all that’s what we’re fighting for—the freedom of speech and the liberty of making our own decisions; however, we don’t think anyone has ordered you to sit ip the AGGIE section during a foot ball game. Don’t misunderstand, we know that the Aggies would be glad to have you if you would help support our traditions. After all, there are many Aggies at heart in this world, that have never been on the campus, but if you think “that the Army always supports the un derdog” then for gosh sakes go sit somewhere else. Every one would be much happier. No hard feel ings! A. L. Lapham ’44 John A. Mouser ’44 Howard S. Perry ’44 Harold R. DeBona '44 W. F. Powell ’45 W. T. Murphy ’45 Gerald Shearer ’45 D. H. Kuykendall ’45 H. G. Law ’45 Alan Woods ’46 growth so compassionately and with so much understanding for those she left behind her in what she describes the “cruel up climb.” Regardless of your walk in life, smooth running gets you there a lot quicker. LISTEN TO WTAW 1150 k.c. Radio Calendar for Thursday, November 18, 1943: 10:00—Musical Reveille 10:30—News 10:45—Morning Reveries 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 Lines 1:30—Music 2:00—Treasury Transcription 2:15—News 2:30—Music 2:45—Woman’s Program 3:00—Swing Music 4:15—Sports News 4:30—Something to Read 4:45—Singing Cadets 5:00—Music 5:15—Radio Club 5:30—The Little Show 5:45—News 6:00—Sign-off 3801st Sparkles By Julius Bloom To whom it may concern: In reply to the letter in the Open Forum column in the Novem ber 13 issue of the Battalion con cerning the actions of the A.S.T.P. students attending the S. M. U.- A. & M. College football game played on November 6 we have these remarks to make: We A.S.T-P ; students do not feel that we are as much a part of A. & M. College as are the regular college students. We have not been educated to Aggie Tradition, and many of the Aggie customs are quite foreign to us. Those of us who have never gone to college do not appreciate the feelings that a body of college students has to ward its alma mater. There was also some question in our minds as to whether or not it would be proper for us to rise when “The Spirit of Aggieland” was being played. We are not “Ag gies” in the same sense as the regular A. & M. students, and we were not certain whether or not we had the privilege of rising to the Aggie Alma Mater as a token of its being our own. We are quite certain that it was because of this indecision, rather than because of any disrespect or impoliteness that some of our numbers did not rise. Concerning our cheering for the S.M.U. team: S.M.U- came here as the “underdog,” and was practi cally unsupported. When the S. M. U. cheer leaders asked us to ac company them in their cheers we could see no harm in our giving them at least a little moral sup port, although most of us were hoping to see the Aggies win. In closing, let us say that we greatly appreciate the very hospit- happy to see the lad make time, but This is not a whodunit in the strictest sense of the phrase, but a whowuzshe. Confusion regained delightfully last Monday morning. From one face to another flashed a light of amused perplexity. People would point and smile, then turn away and look again, only to broaden the original smile. Pretty soon, voices ranged back and forth, but everybody really wanted to know who. Stretched out on the community line behind one of the houses were a woman’s scanties and, er-ah, let’s say vest. That should cover a mul titude of sins. At any rate, there they were, and nobody knew to whom they belonged. Shocking the nobler sensibilities of our younger components, the apparel flapped in the breeze, jauntily quizzing all the world. Close investigation of the mar ried men of the house revealed that none had been visited' by his wife during the weekend, and no body would admit any knowledge of their owner, let alone personal ownership. The solution of this mystery of the Project House Area is indeed a consummation devoutly to be desired. Any information leading to the revelation of the dire perpetrator of this nefarious deed will auto matically entitle said informant to four shorts on cush for the next sixteen weeks. Unqualifiedly, and with the in sistence of a man of guilt, T4 Stephen Dolen avidly denies the ac tions accredited to him in this col umn at our last printing. He not only denies ever having been in Austin, but he also claims that he avoids girls. Any man who attri butes these characteristics to him self is either a subject for Demos thenes, or the best cover-up man in the business. Stepping further into the lime light this week, Pvt. Diaz Garay is hereby unanimously voted the most coveted award of the war; the pri vate’s daylight, and the envy of every brigadier, the abortive order of the Purple Willkie Button. Garay has solved the ever-pres ent problem of stilling the would be generals, authorities and coach es in our outfit through the simple expedient of laying his wallet on the table, with a look of contempt in his eye, and a statement that he will back his opinion with all, or any part of the contents thereof. Success is usually the result, and another blubbermouth bites the dust. When last seen, Pfs. Gennaro Gasile was sweating a ride into town to “see loud and lanky”, whoever that may be. Ah, to be ycung again when everything was toujours 1’amour (or Lamour). Pvt. Hal Melone rates high on anybody’s list of good guys to "Know. Recently., he was blessed by the acquaintance of a lovely young thing in the vicinity who has the most pleasing soft tone in her voice, to use his words. We are able manner in which the Aggies are receiving us, in view of the fact that it was not their choice that we come here. We will do our utmost to maintain this friendly relationship. Sincerely, Privates Lloyd C. Newsom George N. Neiman John E. Nolan Jack Nienaber Donald Nelson John R. McLeod A SOLDIER’S PRAYER Orders, orders, Stay away, Make my furlough come today. I am feeling mighty sad, ’Cause I want that furlough bad. I’ll get drunk—a party throw, Then I’ll see my gal, and oh!— Orders, orders, stay away. Furlough, furlough come today. Brown. For many years it has been the custom at A. & M. to honor those cadets who die while in attendance here, with Silver Taps. We think this the most sacred tradition of the school. Last Monday night the cadet corps fell out en masse. Many members of the armed forces also saw fit to do so. Yet, some of those who did not, were not suf ficiently respectful to turn off their lights nor maintain a reason able quiet while taps were being blown. It seems to us that every one, regardless of rank or branch, could pause a few short minutes in the observance of at least the one tradition of the school that re mains intact. Pfc. Lewis Fields, ’44- Pfc. Jack Rafferty, ’44. we caution him to remember that he owes his life to many more fe males, to whom he has promised to be a brother. The cold, about which many of our readers (thanks a lot, Mom) solicitously inquired is just about beaten back, unfortunately with out benefit of our self-prescribed alcoholic cure. S/Sgt. George Reed reports that the men in his house have not yet caught on to the benefits of taking daily C. Q. He says that they do not understand that they will only have to work for about two hours, and then can have the day to themselves in bed, but prefer to go to the library to sleep in those uncomfortable steel chairs. Nr: 2 - S87Q Thurs. - Fri. - Sat. “HEAVEN CAN’T WAIT” in Technicolor - Featuring Gene Tierney Don Ameche O Preview Saturday Night 11 P. M. “WINTER TIME” — with — Sonja Henie Jack Oakie — plus — March of Time LOUPOT’S An Aggie Institution o<xrclown on Campus distractions By David Seligman The Campus Theater brings back Universal’s extravaganza, “We’ve Never Been Licked,” to the cam pus Thursday. Here is a chance to get another look at A. and M- through the cameratic eyes of Hol lywood. We could give forth with lots of criticism, both bad and good, on the production hut it is obviously useless to do so. Most everyone has his own opinions con cerning it. Not by a long shot the masterpiece it was supposed to be, the film is a rather far-fetched story with scenes from this college. The Lowdown: You will enjoy seeing it again even if you only fuss about it. “Watch on the Rhine,” a first- rate drama, comes to the screen at Guion Hall Thursday. The movie version of Lillian Heilman’s widely read play is a gripping story of a German underground leader who flees to this country for safety. Here he is threatened with expos ure by a Rumanian diplomat. To stop this action Lukas (the under ground leader) kills the man. With Bette Davis and Paul Lukas in the top roles, this promises to be an excellent show. Bette, in the part of Lukas’ wife, does something which few top stars would do: In Dial 4-1181 OPENS 1:00 P. M. Today, Friday Saturday n WAITER WANGER'S SPECTACULAR TRIUMPH ■eifcyer !i : inspired by the fighting SONS OF TEXAS 1 &M. a " chard quins ANNEGWYNNE NOAH BEERY, JR, mortho O’DRISCOLL harry davenport william frawlcy edgar barrier bob mitchum 0 ,bill stern '*» os thuuing army hour - - f , Screen Ploy, Norman Reilly ^ a ' ne * Original Story, Norman ReJIy Rn- Directed by JOHN RAWLINS c Produced by WALTER WANGER A UNIVERSAL PICTURE — also — News - Cartoon - Short the picture she steps back so-to- speak and lets Lukas play up his part more than an ordinary co-star would do. By this act of letting him get all the praise in the film, she shows her unselfish attitude so obvious in her private life. The Lowdown: Drama lovers will eat this up. j*V Notre Dame’s one-hundredth commencement, held on October 29, was the last formal commence ment for the duration. Degrees were awarded to 209 men. Wake Forest College chapel is now nearly externally complete. The tower, which is now 180 feet high, will be approximately 200 feet high when completed. The best way to forget the cost of living is to live so that it’s worth it. 9C & 20c Phone 4-1168 ADMISSION IS ALWAYS Tax Included Box Office Opens at 1:00 Closes 8:30 P. M. Thursday and Friday with Bette Davis wlNNEMrTHrBTimHTlCsTwARO ESTOR'S BEST PUY?! Belle PAUL LUKAS hi WARNER BROS.’triumph! ^.GERALDINE FITZGERALD 't" y:; ms| a HAL B. WALLIS production UICILE WAT DON • BEULAH BONDI • GEORGE COOLOURIS ! directed Or HEEMAN SHUMLIN • flora the heart and pen of ItUIAh . HEILMAN • Screen Play by Dashiel Hammett • Additional Scania and dialogue by Irir-an Heilman • Music by Mar Stainer BUY PAobby! i also Bugs Bunny Cartoon News and Sports LOUPOT’S Where You Alwaj's Get a Fair Trade Keep a Record of Your Days at A. & M. in Photographs Marines — we can supply you with a dress uniform for portraits—also Ma rine and Army Garrison Caps. A. & M. 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