The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 23, 1943, Image 2

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The Battalion, official newspaper of the Agricultural and Meahanieal College ol
Texas and the City of College Station, is published three tiaaes weekly, mod isxuec
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. #
Entered as second class matter at the Post Jffice at College Station, Texas,
under 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 4-6444.
1942 Member 1943
Associated Go!!e6iate 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
Arabic Broodo (Aggie) For Lass-o David Seligman Columnist
SnSu 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.
Sharles R. West Asa’t. Business Mgr. George Puls Asa’t. Circulation Mgr.
Dedication to General Reveille . . .
As mascot of the Texas Aggies, Reveille has spent 12
years, and with these years, she has brought with her some
thing extra to add to the Spirit of Aggieland. Rev has been
that median by which Aggies were kept in closer touch with
each other. Marching during the halves at football games,
making Corps' trips with the rest of the Aggies, and in gen
eral keeping alive that Spirit which has seemed*to subside
alive—that was Reveille. She has been a part of Aggieland
and the Aggie Spirit since she was brought here in 1931.
Reveille will remain as she does now, in the hearts of all
Reveille’s picture that was given by the Corps and a few
ex-students last semester will be unveiled tomorrow night.
It is befitting that this issue be dedicated to her for all that
she has done in keeping the Spirit what it remains today.
Had it not been for Reveille, Aggieland might not be what
it still is during this time of war. Her extra something, has
kept the Aggies in a brotherhood which Aggies are always
members of, while in school and after they get out. It is be
cause of this, that this issue of the Battalion be dedicated
to General Reveille and her 12 years of mascot of the Texas
Office in Parker Building
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Phone 2-1457 Bryan. Texas
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Thanksgiving Day Services
8:30 A. M. in
American Lutheran Congregation
Kurt Hartmann, Pastor
We’re right behind you Aggies and wish you the
best of luck in the Turkey Day classic.
Fight ’Em to a Standstill and
Let’s Beat Texas!
North Gate
Thanksgiving Day and turkey
are practically synonymous. So
much so that many seem to have
forgotten the historic idea back of
rhe day. Ever since that early
Thanksgiving, turkey has been the
festival meat. Better than any
other one dish, it expresses the
spirit of American hospitality. Food
lovers regret that turkey can be
had for such a short season. But
with conditions as they are, we
can be thankful that we are Amer
icans, and be glad to say a bles
sing over no more than roast beef,
if necessary (it’s said to be Eng
land’s favorite dish).
Gracious hospitality doesn’t de
pend on turkey to express itself; it
is the ability to make people feel
Table service known as Ameri
can—carving or serving done by
the host and hostess—has long
been in use but in late years it has
been modified to fit the particular
needs of the home. In many homes,
hosts still pride themselves on
iheir ability to carve a fowl; they
carve the turkey, chicken or a
roast at the table a nice custom.
Now that most of us are without
servants this form of service is
very convenient. The plates are set
in front of “Dad”, and he serves,
along with the meat, its accom
panying foods, gravy, dressing and
such. “Mom” serves the salad and
Every young man should acquaint
himself with the details of proper
table service, for he in turn will
become a host.
Man, Your Manners
By l. Sherwood
3801st Sparkles
By Julius Bloom
Speaking of odd things, the odd
ity of many a day was the old
horse “Pat” we rode down at the
stables Saturday afternoon. Pat is
long past the age of usefulness,
and is now blind.
Whatever the failings of his age,
Pat is a gentleman to the core,
and still capable of the gaits and
poses to which he has been educat
ed. It was a pleasure to watch him
go through his paces.
Our boys have a struggle every
meal to seat themselves at the
tables served by one Fish Harris.
The Fish, it would seem, is the
most efficient waiter the lads have
found, never allowing the food sup
ply to run low until everybody has
at least eaten his fill.
Added to his other favorable pro
pensities, Fish Harris has taken
to the wearing of lipstick, along
with the other Fish, and his glam
or is such that one must fight to
restrain that urge to whistle.
S/Sgt. George Reed finally
broke away from it all. Over the
past weekend, George took a pass
for Houston, much to the amaze
ment of the company, and especial
ly to his roomie, who has confided
that although he likes George, it
is maddening to come home night
after night to find Reed blandly
reading a novel.
No report from our Houston
agency on the doings of the ser
geant has been submitted, al
though we trust that his roomie
will lie awake for the next few
nights to discover if George will
subconsciously incriminate himself.
The boys are growing interested,
as more and more reports return,
in the delightful young thing re
cently added to the staff of the A.
& M. Grill. Annie and A1 do a good
job for themselves of building up
goodwill, but the addition of Mary
has made the set-up complete.
Strange, but there is nothing
new on S/Sgt. Bernard Kirsch-
Another long-distance romance
has come to light. S/Sgt. Walter
Taylor, that sly old dog, is literal
ly heating up the airmail compart
ments between here and New York.
The light of love lives down in
Greenwich Village, where we went
to school at N.Y.U. We wish we
had the courage to tell Wally that
our heart was once singed under
similar circumstances, but he looks
like the kind of man who would
commit murder if aroused; if ever.
Ditto on Pvt. Paul Fitzwater,
except that she lives in Toledo (No
Springs), Ohio.
What with the Big Weekend
coming up, and everything, this
may be the last column we will be
in condition to write until next
week some time, maybe, if you get
the point.
In our neck of the woods, dis
cussion and feelings are running
high, both ways. We are certain
that the opinions of the game’s
outcome are based on close figur
ing from both points of view.
In any event, so far as this
column is concerned, even the rec
ords do not frighten us, because
we have seen many and many a
fighting team whip its statistical
superior. A fighting heart is the
greatest attribute of any athlete,
and we are sure that there are
fighting hearts on the Aggie team.
From our unbiased position, we
wish you luck, and hope that what
ever the score at the end of the
game, you will have given a good
account of yourselves.
A Little Place . . .
... A Big Saving
Football Figurin'..
By R. L. Weatherly
The two coaches, Homer H.
Norton of the Aggies and Dana
X. Bible of Texas, will send two
powerful teams on Kyle Field for
the Turkey Day game. A. & M.
will have speed and spirit, while
Texas boasts experience and a
smooth running football machine.
This game is one that sports
writers dread. To pick the out
come is like picking the end of
the war. For years these two teams
have pulled some most unexpected
The Aggies, young as they may
be, have more spirit than any
team in the nation. The game is
really a toss-up and any team could
cash in on a break and easily take
home the victory. We have fol
lowed the Aggies on many of their
games this season and we are go
ing to bank our predictions on
their play, spirit, and fight that
they have shown on the field. We
say Aggies 7-Texas 0.
The following is a story of a
hunting trip that the Texas and
A. & M. mentors took this sea
The story opens in Dana Bible’s
home and the two boys are in a
room where Bible keeps his hunt
ing weapons.
Norton: Well, I brought along
the same old gun that I have been
using in the past seasons. I see
that you have a new gun.
Bible: Yes, I do. It is one of those
Navy V-12 models.
The next part of the story finds
the two boys out in the wilderness
looking for their prey. They split
up and one went one way and the
other another way. They have now
met again with their game.
Bible: Look at this Owl I got.
Why, I tore him all too pieces.
Norton: I have an Owl too, but
I must admit that you slaughtered
yours more than I did mine. But
look at the Mustang that I have.
It is shot up more than yours. Look
at all the holes I put in him.
Bible: Yes, your Mustang is shot
up more than mine, but I put
quite a few holes in mine myself.
Bible: Did you get a Razorback?
I did. As a matter of fact I blew
his head off.
Norton: Yes, I got a Hog, but I
didn’t kill mine as roughly as you
did yours. I felt sorry for the poor
Bible: Look at the Horned Frog
that I got. I must have had a pow
erful shell in the gun because he
is literally tom to pieces.
Norton: Did you get a Homed
Frog too ? Mine looks bigger than
yours, but I conserved amunition
and giged the little felow.
Bible: By the way, I saw a Pi-
rae while I was out hunting. He
was a powerful rascal and he
wounded me. But the wound was
not enough to spoil my hunting
trip. •
Norton: Well Dana, it has been
a successful hunting trip has it
not ?
Bible: Yes, it has: I must go
now and prepare for another hunt
ing trip.
Norton: Is that so? What are
you going to hunt?
Bible: I am out to get some
tough farmers.
Norton: Well, because of the
meat shortage I am going hunt
ing for some Longhorns.
Bible: Perhaps we will meet each
other in our next hunting trip.
Norton: Perhaps. So long.
And so ends our story of the
hunting trip.
The following is the comparative
scores of the Texas and A. & M.
teams of teams that both have
Texas 58-Rice 0
Texas 34-Arkansas 0
Texas 46-TCU 7
Texas 20-SMU 0
Qampus distractions
By David Seligman
“Aerial Gunner”, starring Ches
ter Morris and Richard Arlen,
stars a three-day run at the Cam
pus Theater Tuesday. This is a
not-so-hot story of the gunners
in training in Harlingen, Texas.
Morris has nursed a grudge against
Arlen since the two were kids, the
former having been the neighbor
hood problem. Arlen grows up to
be the assistant attorney, and
must convict Chester’s father.
The father commits suicide. Later
the two are in the service at the
Areial Gunners School together.
Chester is Arlen’s instructor and
tries to “wash him out” every way
possible. However Arlen saves
Morris’ life and later Chester re
turns the favor, and is killed by
the Japs in doing the deed.
The Lowdown: Not-so-hot.
Guion Hall’s show for Tuesday
and Wednesday will be the belated
“Knute Rockne, All American.”
Scheduled to appear a while back,
a mix-up i the film schedule made
it impossible to be here on time.
Total Texas 158-Opponent 7
A. & M. 20-Rice 0
A. & M. 13-Arkansas
A. & M. 13-TCU 0
A. & M. 22-SMU 0
A. & M. 68-Opponents 0
Starting Wednesday
“Sweet Rosie
— with —
Betty Grable - Robert Young
also Showing Thursday,
Friday and Saturday
Prevue Sat. Nite 11 p.m.
“Stormy Weather”
— starring —
Lena Horne - Bill Robinson
Phone 4-1168
9c & 20c
Tax Included
Box Office Opens at 1:00 P.M.
Closes 8:30
Today and Wednesday
the grandest football picture
ever made!
— starring —
Pat 0‘Brien
Ronald Reagan
Gale Page
also on the same program
the funniest cartoon of the
year, brought back by re
quest :
if you haven’t seen it, don’t
miss it, if you have, see it
again because it is still a
This is one of the best college pic
tures ever made. It stars Pat
O’Brien, Ronald Reagan, and Gale
The Lowdown: Old but still good.
Trade Wtih Lou —
He’s Right With You!
Let Us Do Your Altering
Dial 4-1181
OPENS 1:00 P. M.
— also —
Yea! Aggies
Fight! Fight! Fight!
- - - and come Thanksgiving Day let’s
Beat the U-NO-WHAT
Out of Texas
Incidently, fellows, that’s a swell bonfire you’ve built
out on the drill field—More power to you.
“Trade With Lou — He’s Right With You”