The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 20, 1943, Image 4
SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 20, 1943
Student Personnel office is holding a
good brand wrist watch which was found
on the athletic playing field Friday morn
ing, Nov. 19. Owner may establish claim
in Room 101 Academic Building.
LOST—Gold watch chain with small
Id knife attached. Please return to Fish
ng, Dorm 15, Room 115. Very liberal
Well, gents now that we are
veteran pilots the news may be
told. Misters Iffrig, Summers, Ben
son, and Estelle would like to have
a large thick, juicy steak before
they take off every day. Did you
get very sick, Beavers?
LOST—Black billfold, contents $25.00,
North American Identification card. Re
ward. F. M. Herring, Hotard Hall, Room
LOST—A Log-Log Decitrig Slide rule
between Hotard Hall and Milner Hall.
Identification: Name inside of flap on
case. Floyd R. McClain. Finder contact
Floyd R. McClain, Room 116 Hotard Hall,
or Battalion Office. Reward.
Will the person who removed the books
and slide rule from Room 310, Academic
building, between ten and eleven o’clock
Friday morning, Nov. 12, please return
them to the Commandant’s Office. No
Questions will be asked.
All students registered from foreign
countries must report to the Registrar's
Office as soon as possible. The Government
has requested us to secure certain infor
mation from you.
H. L. HEATON, Registrar.
THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, College
R. L. Brown, Pastor
C Roger Bell, Rel. Ed and Music
9:35 a.m.—Morning Devotion
9:45 a.m.—Sunday School
10 :50 a.m.—Morning Worship
1:30 p.m.—B. S. U. Council
4 :00 p.m.—Choir Rehearsal
6 :00 p.m.-
6 :05 p.m.—Training Union
7:15 p.m.—Evening Worship
The Pastor will speak Sunday morning,
bringing a special Thanksgiving message.
Roger Bell will have charge of the musical
program. There will be special Thanksgiv
Tuesday morning at 10:00 o’clocl
Creath-Brazos Association Workers Con
ference will meet in our church.
Tuesday morning at 10:00 o’clock the
Creath-Brazos Association Workers
erence will meet in our church.
W ednesday evening at 7:00 o’clock-
Regular Mid-Week Prayer Service.
ST. THOMAS’ EPISCOPAL Chapel
Rev. J. H. R. Farrell, Priest-in-Charge.
Holy Communion 9:00 a.m.
Coffee Club 9:30 a.m.
Church School 9:45 a.m.
Holy Communion 11:00 a.m.
Pi Alpha and Vestry at 6:30 p.m.
There will be Holy Communion, Thanks
giving Day, at 10:00 a.m. This will also
be a memorial service for all of those
who have entered the Larger Life since
last year in the service of their country.
Y.M.C.A. Chapel, Campus
Kurt Hartman, Pastor
Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.
Divine Service at 11:00 am.
Student meeting this Sunday night.
Thanksgiving Day Service at 8:30 a.m.
in the Y Chapel.
THE CHURCH OF CHRIST
R. B. Sweet, Minister
Sunday : 9 :45 a.m. Bible Classes ; 10 :45
a.m. The Morning Worship; 6:15 p.m. the
After-Supper Discussion; 7:00 p.m. the
Wednesday: 7 p.m. The Prayer Meeting.
James Johnson, Minister of the Bryan
Church of Christ will speak at both morn
ing and evening services. All are invited
to attend these services. You will be more
Let Us Do Yonr Altering
Watch Dog of the
Department of Hangar-Flying
heard amongst the sofa flies: so
I says, “Well, instructor there are
two kinds of cake, chocolate cake
and stomach-ache, and I ain’t got
not chocolate cake. Please, take
Definition of crabbing into the
wind—You have to make it look
like you is when you ain’t. In
other words your flying one way
and going another.
I wonder what Bob Herndon
thinks about when he is flying.
No sooner is he told to do a 45
degree turn he does a spin. Are
the instructors too fast for you,
Oh! my, all you red-headed boy3
please bring back your natural hair.
Heard the other night: You have
that hair restored in 24 hours or
I’ll give you a tour. By the way
Misters Stantart and Powers, what
color hair have you really? “Lady”
Love is fixing to wash it out at
the swimming pool.
Richiliano wants a refund for the
sandwich he had at the North Gate
before he went flying Thursday.
He was sorry that he didn’t bring
it back in front of the restaurant,
instead of at the field.
This flight 18 is really getting
into print. Are you trying to make
up for the time when you didn’t
exist? If anybody on the campus
hears a bunch of “Ughs”, don’t mis
take it for a lot of Indians sound
ing off. It is only 18 counting
Indian cadence. You have finally
succeeded in obtaining attention
When that gentleman drives you
to and from the airport, don’t tell
him contact, kick that right rudder,
and use that stick. He is only
driving a bus and not one of these
big, heavy Interstate Kadets that
Well Gentlemen, tonight is the
night of the “Wing Ball”, and it
is also tonight that we will formal
ly present the Sv/eetheart of the
£08th CTD. Remember that you are
a member of Squadron I, when you
try to get a dance with her. Don’t
let her refuse you, but most of
i'll, don’t let any of the other gen
tlemen (wolves) of the other
squadrons beat you to her. Come
early to the Ball, because a gala
ceremony has been planned for the
If we are to have more news,
the reporters will have to find a
car some place (with gas), and
follow you free-time gentlemen
around. Not being abel to type out
i ny more stuff, we will close.
Army Exchange Service
Army Exchange Service Uniform $44.50
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Army Exchange Service Short Overcoat $29.75
Officers Regulation Dress Caps $5.00 to $1-6.50
Dark Green Gabardine Shirts $5.00 to $17.50
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“Two Convenient Stores”
James L. Anderson
..Bdttor-in-Chief I P. W. Hena
Reporters: Anthony Caatelluccio, Earl
I Turner, Theodore Wilson. Joseph Canter,
Ted Levine, William R. Fitzgerald, Leroy
in* Editor Woddrow W. Harris Squadron I Editor
its Editor F. W. Yeuttor Squadron II Editor | Mueller, Robert Brien, P. H. Dillard, R. E.
Associate Editor Winsor Mowry Squd. HI Editor
Associate Editor | R. E. Wolf
—Sports Editor I Fains A. Carson..
The ACTD is written and edited by
Squd. IV Editor | Aviation students of the S08th College
...Squadron V Editor I Training Detachment, College Station.
As Editor-In-Chief of the ACTD
News and in behalf of the entire
Detachment I welcome you to the
campus of Texas A. & M. Since
the day the results were out the
students have all been anxious
to see the girl who was picked as
Sweetheart of the 308th College
Training Detachment out of 135
entries. Now that you are here the
excitement still runs rampant- We
understand that you prefer to be
called “Pat”. So it will be Pat with
us from here on out. Pat we are
very glad to have you with us and
honored that you accepted our in
vitation. We sincerely hope that
you thoroughly enjoy your stay. At
all times feel free to call upon any
member or any detachment organi-
zatioh, honor board, contest com
mittee, wing ball committee, or
any of the officers for anything
which you may need-
For the benefit of any of our
readers who may not have heard of
our contest before, the aviation
students of this detachment orga
nized and conducted a contest to
determine by photographs who
would be elefcted the Sweetheart
of the Detachment. There were
135 pictures submitted for judg
ment covering nearly every state
in the union. Out of this group the
Contest Committee picked the top
ten and turned them over to our
Wing Honor Board. This student
group then selected the winning
five. Miss Travis was selected as
first place winner and the con
test committee awarded her a trip
down here to reign over our Wing
Ball tonight. At the Wing Ball to
night she will be presented as our
detachment sweetheart and award
ed a $100.00 War Bond.
Pat has traveled all the way
from South Bend, Indiana, where
she is attending St. Mary’s College,
to be with us tonight. Her home
town is Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
A brief description of her might
be; 5’6’’ tall, weighs 120 pounds,
black hair, brown eyes, catching
smile, and amiable personality. At
St. Mary’s College she has a
straight “A” scholastic record.
Twice (in 1942 and 1941 ( she has
been selected Queen at the Senior
Dances at Notre Dame Universi
ty. Pat’s brother, Thomas Travis,
who is taking pre-aviation cadet
training here submitted the picture
for the contest. Pat’s parents,
whom she hasn’t seen since Sep
tember, are making the trip to Col
lege Station to be with Pat and
Tom over the week end.
In a later issue of the Battalion
and local papers watch for a pic
ture of Pat. This morning at 11:30
Pat will be interviewed over radio
station WTAW on the program
Pat, her brother, chaperone,
and Mr. Scolari of the committee
will enter the dance hall twenty
minutes after the dance begins, im
mediately following the honor
guard. The presentation will take
place right after this.
(Continued From Pace 2)
numbers, but in this film she looks
and acts like a glamorous screen
star as well. Robert Paige in the
juvenile role and Leon Errol and
Walter Catlett in the comic parts
give usual good performances. Al
together, it’s a pleasing effort —
with several tinkling tunes, eye-
filling sets, and a plot that does
not require too much concentra
tion. Catlet, a Broadway producer,
sells the idea to a group of hotel-
men to back the show. Paige, a
song writer, buys out the entire
house. Frances finds out about the
deception and leaves the show- flat
on the opening night With the aid
of Paige she is found and returns
to the theater in time. The Lone
Star state plays a prominent part
in the film.
The Lowdown: La Langford is
as good as always.
Trade Wtih Lon —
He’s Right With You!
FOR WINGS WE EARN
By R. T- Minohr
Within our midst we have some
On whom our future plans depend
They try to help each single one
But get no thanks for all they’ve
First let’s disband with silly pranks
And do good work to show our
So on your toes and let’s be eager
And earn that name of “Eager
This is no place where you can
Unless you want to be an Oaf.
And if that’s all that you desire
Then from this school you should
So let’s not be misled by some
Who all their life will just be
But let’s dig in and try to learn
The things it takes, our wings to
This is old 66 with the usual
trash about the unusual trash,
(We apoligize, but we couldn’t
get anything to rhyme with trash)
. The book of the month for
November is “Who Done It” or
“Lay That Whistle Down”. It con
cerns a quaint character who lives
in solitude in a haunted house call
ed “Giggem Manor”. This character
is robbed of his most priceless pos-
ession, a G. I. Whistle. He. in
turn steals one from his landlord,
and there you have the plot. Don’t
miss this one; it’s really a puzzler.
All kidding aside Sgt. Reagle, what
did happen to your whistle ....
What was that package that was
sent through the mail to Mister
Mrunner. They say it really gave
him an “up-lift”. From what we
have seen of Mister Brunner’s
choice in the female line the size
of that thing gives us the idea
that someone is using the mails to
defraud . . . Who is the party that
hollers “George Washington” ev
ery time the Squadron Commander
passes in that new bonnet. He may
look a little odd in that thing but
don’t rub it in fellows he may
lose it—we hope. . . . What are
these mad carrying on that occur
nightly in Ramp 2. We presume
that since Mister Shambolin has
been released from exile in Okla
homa and has begun to associate
with civilized folk he just can’t
contain himself. Incidentally Len-
nie is quite an authority on New
York City. He doesn’t think much
of the big town because he spent
three hours there and so he thinks
he knows it inside and out ....
It seems our friend Mister Kueck
has gotten himself a blind date for
the ball. A word of advice Mister
Kueck. We had a blind date once,
and she was six feet tall and had
green hair, so watch yourself. Then
again after looking at you we
figure she is getting the better end
end of the deal. We wish she could
see you in thos orange gym shorts
. . The basket ball team came
through again, lead by Norris and
Koupal, and really laid in on Squad
ron II to the score of 58 to 21. Con
gratulations boys let’s keep it up
. . In about eight hours from
now you gentlemen are going to
get the eye full of your life. The
Detachment Queen will be present
ed at the Ball, and the presentation
will be made by Mister Scolari.
Let’s get there early, because its
going to be worth seeing ... I
guess that about winds it up for
this time except we are all looking
forward to Mister Kueck’s date.
What do you say we all cut in on
her. She’ll probably be grateful . .
See you 66.
Just a bunch of young fellows
trying to get along in the world,
that’s us. Gentlemen, we’re sorry,
we really should have known bet
ter than to try and pull the wool
over your eyes with those “Thous
and for a dime jokes” we used in
the last issue. We’ll never do it
Now that all of the niteries along
the Great White Way are off limits
Mr. May is indeed an unhappy
lad. When the sad news appeared
on the Bulletin board he clutched
his head and wailed in despair,
No, No, a thousand times no, this
cannot happen to me,” P.S., T.S.
If any of you should hear a
weird voice coming out of the
gloaming you may rest assured
that is none other than A/S “The
Voice” Sauers. He is rapidly becom
ing one of the outstanding char
acters around Squadron II with
his version of Squadron II’s First
Cpl. Bowers has added another
duty to his already over-crowded
schedule, what with gigs, cokes,
gigs, drillings, gigs and gigs. He
is now a Girl Scout D. I. You
ought to hear him, “Little girl, this
piece of flesh hanging out from un
der your skirt is commonly called
a leg, now the one on this side is
sometimes termed ‘Left’ and the
ether one ‘Right’. Now when I
count Hut, you merely place that
left on the ground and as soon as
I say ‘Toop’ place the Right on the
ground. Ready, FI—I mean P’toon
—Tee-hut! Fo’wad, Hutch-Hut,
Toop, Threep, F’op—’Toon ....
Halt! What the H—I mean, What
are you stopping for? The cute lit
tle thing smiles and says, “But Mis
ter Corporal You didn’t say any
thing about “Threep!” Cpl. Bow
ers will not doubt be greyheaded
(And not from H202) very soon.
Gentlemen, tonight is the gala
occasion. That’ good old Wing Ball
time has come again. A lot of time,
money and last but not least, work
has been done by all members of
this detachment to really make this
one a whang-dilly. The main thing
is to get into the spirit of the
thing. Old Demon Rum is definite
ly out so some other means will
have to be used. For instance, roll
up your sleeve, take out the hypo
and use about ten CC’s—No, not
Here’s a good one. On the eve of
the dance. Take a good cold show
er, stand up in front of the mir
ror. Then think how fortunate
some poor lil gal is to be dancing
with a great big man like you. You
can feel her in your arms, she’s so
soft against your hard body, she’s
so delicate. You are her protector
and you will be gay and care-free,
Hot-Pilot like, so she will simply
wilt before your charms—then you
take her home. Period.
Or else, as a last resort, use the
substitution method, like Mr. King.
Enfold her in your arms and think
about Mary, Bobby or Lou and
whisper the sweet nothings in her
ear that were meant for your O.
A. O., of course this method is
somewhat deceitful, and one should
be very careful in using this means.
If you should call Betty something
like Penelope, she may become a
wee bit perturbed. Then us No. 6,
Say, “Pet, I was thinking, M8 of a
lovely girl I once saw on the stage.
She was exquisite, and your ac
tions remind me so much of that
lovely flower I could not help call
ing you Penelope.” Then duck.
Honestly, let’s make an effort
to keep the gals amused. And come
on chillun, let’s dance.
Pertinent question of the week.
What are all of these people doing
around here? First, Peroxide, then
the Aggies crop out with lip-rouge.
-4 s Fats Waller would say, “What’s
the motto weeth heem?”
Let Us Do Tour Altering
Pardon me buddy have you got
a match? Thanks. Got a moment
to spare—fine I’ll tell you a little
story about a cute knife in a man’s
back. It was my back and the knife
was put there by Mr. Turner who
wrote this column last week. Who
am I? Sorry—forgot to tell you—
my name is Andy, short for Jimmy
Anderson. You see it all began by
A/S Turner making a wise crack
about my buying Old Spice to meet
Miss Travis coming in on the train
tomorrow. The answer to that
$64.00 question is that Mr. Mc
Ginnis of Squadron III is meeting
her. Of course, I’ll be in the vicin
ity. (And OLD SPICE isn’t my
brand either). Now if I just told
all I know about Mr. Turner’s
grandmother’s in Dallas and his
aunt’s in Houston there would be
a riot of shot-gun totin’ farmers
down to C. S. looking for one each
well worn aviation student.
Cooperation is an appreciated
virtue. Certainly no one could
say Squadron V hasn’t given plen
ty of cooperation in helping to put
the Wing Ball across. Carpenters,
electricians, artists, and others are
taking their own time to do work
in getting the docrations across.
Others are taking care of the bus
iness end of it. All the squadrons
have put extra zeal into this Wing
Ball to make it go across bigger
and better than ever before.
Mr. Collins, we have all heard
of mental telepathy, bdl what is
this physical telepathy we are hear
ing rumors about?
There is another feud going on
in these parts now-a-adays. Bor-
sani versus Stanton, Battle of the
Combs, no holds barred. Commando
It seems that A/S Rau, Maz-
man, Javedas, and two unidentified
Sq. V students executed an obli
que movement actoss the street
to salute a very pretty WAC
lieutenant the other day. How
about that. She said she was fram
ed. (The wolves howl)
Squadron V extends a cordial
welcome to Miss Travis, the win
ner of our Detachment Sweetheart
Contest. Perhaps the honor guard
had best sharpen up their sabers
to keep all the wolves at bay. Cer
tainly this is the only detachment
ever to have a hybrid between an
Eager Beaver and Wolves. So with
a parting thought, “Just think —
Spotlight on Sports
Spuadron V quintet defeated
Squadron IV, Thursday night af
ter being defeated by Squadron III
on Tuesday night. It was a close
game. Squadron IV leading up
to the last quarter. Squadron V
came back in the last quarter to
win by 51 to 40. Scott of Squadron
V made 25 points to take high
scoring honors. Sqaudron TV set
a fast pace, but tired toward the
end of the game. A few more times
on that 1:6/10 mile will get them
in top condition.
Saturday will be a nice day for
a little football—To all Squadrons:
don’t forget to schedule a game.
A game of football ought to set
you right for the Wing Ball that
Thursday night the sharpshoot
ers from Squadron III ran over
the Squadron II quintet by a score
of 58 to 21. Squadron II had the
gsme under control all the way.
Koupal and Norris hit the loop for
14 points for high point honors;
following closely behind was Kueck
who scored 10.
From Thursday paper we gather
the Texas University and A. & M.
rivalry has come to a keen edge.
A great deal of admiration is due
to the young Aggie players, who
have won their games through
bard fighting and plenty of spirit.
We’re sure the Aggies will hold
THOUGHT for the day: “It is
not the individual or the Army
as a whole, but the everlasting
teamwork of every Blooming soul.”
LOST one gold ear ring around
campus in vicinity of YMCA. If
found contact Mrs. T. Evans, Hotel
Charles in Bryan.
Baylor University will operate
a campus radio station this year.
The station will be powered to
reach only the dormitories, room
ing houses and other buildings on
the campus itself.
Now that the field is clear per
haps a reporter who has before re
mained in the background just of
fering suggestions can add some
thing to this article. What promi
nent Squadron V man has been seen
in town with a lovely lady whose
nickname is Marjorie Harrison.
Thanks for the tip H. P.
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