The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 23, 1943, Image 3

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By Harold Borofsky
Battalion Sports Editor
Tension Grows as Aggie—Steers Clash Draws
Near; Both Teams to be in Perfect Condition
As Turkey Day draws rapidly*
near, indications are that the an
nual classic will be the top game
in the nation. At least 33,000 peo
ple will be on hand when the Ag
gie “Kiddie Korps” tears into the
mighty Longhorns, and chills ga
lore promise to be the highlight of
the day. '
Both the Aggies and the Steers
utilized the week-end for added
practice, and no injuries were re
ported in either camp. It was ru
mored that Texas’ Coach D. X.
Bible would lose his backfield ace,
J. R. Calahan, before Turkey Day,
but Bible has denied any such ru
mor and Calahan will be in top
form against the Farmers. The
Longhorns are fairly sure of them
selves with Ellsworth, Magliolo,
and Park also in good condition.
In betting circles the Longhorns
are twelve-point favorites, but that
fact does not seem to bother the
Cadet team or their coach. There
is no doubt that as far as experi
ence in the game is concerned the
Longhorns should win easily, but
there are other things to be taken
into consideration, as will be
shown Thursday.
Both Bible and Norton had their
charges in secret workouts all last
week and tapered off heavy drill
with inter-squad scrimmage Sat
urday afternoon. The Aggies will
take it comparatively easy during
the next few days and will get
plenty of skull practice in prepar
ation for the big game.
The winner of the Thanksgiving
Day classic will take over the
Southwest Conference crown and
will automatically be nominated as
the host team in the Cotton Bowl
at Dallas. Should the Cadets win,
Oklahoma will be he favorite for
the other Cotton Bowl team.
Should Texas win, however, Okla
homa would be out of the ques
tion, since they were beaten once
before by Texas this year.
CAPS ...
NO* OTHER Military
Cap catches the Jaunty,
nonchalant air of the
Service Men quite s o
authentically as the Ban
croft ... It’s rakish lines,
it’s inclusive curve con
trol visor, it’s youthful
roll and drape breathe
the spirit of the world’s
best fighting men.
You too will want a
Bancroft the minute you
see one.
Come in now while we
have your size. Sold in
College and Bryan, exclu
sively by W. S. D.
College and Bryan
(Continued from Page 1)
One North Texas newspaper,
the Sherman Democrat, praises the
“The Aces” with the following re
mark, “A group of N.T.S.T.C.
musicians with more tricks than
a brush salesman.”
Judging from the compliments
of the above newspapers, the or
chestra will furnish a good night
of danceable music with several
novelty numbers during intermis
The admission price will be $1
either with or without a date, and
dress will be semi-formal. The
dance will end promptly at 1:00
o’clock, because college regulations
forbid dancing on Sunday.
AAUP To Meet Tues.
At 8 in Sbisa Lounge
A. & M. Chapter of the Ameri
can Association of University Pro
fessors will meet Tuesday, Novem
ber 23 at 8:00’ p.m. in Sbisa Hall
Lounge. Dean T- D. Brooks of
the School of Arts and Sciences
and of the Graduate School will
speak on the subject, “Honorary
Degrees as Granted by Colleges
and Universities.”
Dr. G. E. Potter, President, ex
tends an invitation to all admin
istrative officers of the college,
Board members of the college who
might be available, and any Mili
tary Officers who may be inter
ested to attend this meeting of
the Chapter.
(Continued from Page 1)
Boone will give a short talk on
Rev’s rise to her rank of General,
and he will then introduce General
Reveille to the Aggies and their
Miss Marie Haines, well known
artist in this section of the coun
try and nationally known art cir
cles, who painted the picture will
be introduced and asked to give a
short talk on her work of painting
the picture. Speaking on behalf
of the Corps, Knox will say a few
words in appreciation for the work
that Miss Haines did on Rev.
Dr. Bolton will climax the pro
gram by making his remarks and
unveiling the picture. “The Spirit
of Aggieland”, played by the se
lected members of the band, will
end the program at which time the
dance will begin.
(Continued from Page 1)
delete all of its commercial an
nouncements in order to meet the
requirements for the overseas
broadcast. The Texas Quality Net
work will carry the game in this
A good thought is the excite
ment the broadcast will bring to
the thousands of Aggies fighting
all over the world, bringing back
memories of days never to be for
Just Dreaming
Oh there’s a land not far from here
Where little GIs go,
Where inch-thick steaks and gratis
And three-day-pass-trees grow.
Where hostesses are movie stars,
And M. P.’s five-foot two,
Where privates ride in General’s
When there’s nothing else to do;
Where the captain serves your
Editor-in-Chief Pat Bradley Managing Editor Len Sutton Press Club Rep. Marvin
Radio Show Dedicated To ASTU 3800
Editorial. . .
We sincerely believe that when we say Texas A. & M.
is “O.K.”, we speak for the great majority of men in the
AST unit here on the campus. Almost all of us come from
schools far removed from College Station, and, naturally,
our own alma mater is always dearest, but that doesn’t nec
essarily mean that we can’t get a little of the “Aggie Spirit”
into us while we’re here. We think that the “hello spirit” you
have is a wonderful thing. Everyone in the unit is pulling
for the cadets to whip T. U., and to whip them good.
How about it, Aggies?
From various Army Posts all over the Nation one hears
programs using G. I. talent—programs that are well-planned
and carried out in royal style. It makes a fellow proud to be
able to write to the folk back home that he was one of the
participants in the program!
ASTP students are being offered the opportunity to
have a similiar program—a weekly program which will be
broadcast from the campus of Texas A. and M.
Lieutenant Pickett has issued a call for anyone inter
ested in helping produce a weekly variety show. This is a
chance for those musically inclined, those who make with
the dance, those who do almost anything in the entertain
ment field! So, fellows, let’s get behind this move and pro
duce a service show of which we can be proud, a show sec
ond to none!
Q. M. Review
Following an array of quizes,
flashed to the fighting QM like
tracer bullets last week, there
seems to be the calm before the
calm now—meaning that corns
and bunions are just to be irrated
three times a week by a two hour
period of physical training. And
you can bet an old shoe, to a snake,
if you hold the stakes in your
mouth, that all of us had rather
have the P. T. schedule this way!
Reason: more time to study, to
work, to study, to learn and to
But then, we don’t always study,
as now we QM’s have a new class
in “Bull Text,” to coin a phrase,
under Captain Scott, our ROTC
instructor back in the Aggie days.
Although it’s rather new, prepar
ing us for O. C. S. in subjects
which we had the least of in our
DCS Prep School is to be its pur
pose—and a mighty helpful one
While the top kick shines your
And the Colonel brings your fur
“Take two please, if you choose!”
Where the girls line up
And the jive-dives all are free,
With the ten-spot bushes bloom
Gosh, that’s the place for me. A
But, alas, my tale is ended,
Yet let’s not be bitter, men.
For I’ll see you all in Shangri-La,
Twixt taps and 6 A.M.
Contributed by Charlie Reps
to meet
Some Can, Some Can’t
So many things could be said
and so many things can’t be said
that it’s a problem knowing just
what to write. At the time this is
being written no news has sifted
in from the lucky men who had
oases for the week-end. Seems
as tho the Air Corps did all the
good at their wing ball ... If any
of youse guys have any good dirt
just bring it to ‘Doc’ Kelty, our
newest columnist. Boy, what he
couldn’t say about himself . . .
Apologies to the oakie at the table
who we thought was a yankee . . .
The old bonfire looks real again .
. . And believe it or not there are
still a few Fish and Frogs on this
campus who don’t have to be told
to do things . . . W. N. B. L. look
ed good again, especially with the
pans of Kokernot, Chastain, Bryan,
Denton and others all up there on
the screen . . . Well, out quota
of. space has been consumed so
there isn’t anything to do but make
a hasty exit and try to do better
next time.
Any Dirt Today?
No news is good news accord
ing to the old saying so that’s
the way this column has been the
last three or four weeks. Don’t look
for anything in Thursday's paper
as the ASTP doesn’t get any space
in this issue . . . Everyone seems
to be keyed up for the game Tur
key Day. We gotta be in there
fighting. We don’t want any two
percenters like we had Saturday
night at Silver Taps . . . Wedding
Bells for Jimmie Wright this week-
ed. He finally did it. Congratula-
1st of Weekly Series
Features Local GIs
The first of a series of variety
shows with a GI slant will be aired
over WTAW this Sunday after
noon. The show produced by Rich
ard Gottlieb of the 10th ST Co.
will feature local service talent and
will be dedicated to the ASTU 3800
stationed at A & M. College.
Gottlieb prior to being inducted
into the Army had much experience
with radio shows and he promises
a real hit. He has uncovered a
great deal of talent among the
service men stationed at Aggie
land, and men from some of the
top bands in the country, singers,
actors and comedians with much
experience in the little theaters
throughout the nation.
The show will be presented at
intermission time at Guion Hall
and for the price of one admission
patrons will see both the regular
feature this special add attraction.
The Radio Club of A. & M. plans
to make this a regular weekly
feature and announces that any
one interested in taking part in
future shows should phone 4-6724
or report to the radio station on
the third floor of the Administra
tion Bldg., script writers, comed
ians, singers, instrumentalists,
or anyone interested in the techni
cal side of radio should make their
abilities known.
Becker 1st of 49ers
To Return to A&M
The old timers of the first com
pany welcome back one of their
prodigal sons. Roy Becker, one of
the famed “Forty Niners” (forty
nine there were who were found
to have been misclassified and who
were shipped to New Mexico A. &
M. and Stanford U.) returned to
the fold.
Eight long months ago, when
the college authorities found that
Roy did not have the prerequisite
work to take the advanced course,
he was sent to Basic 2 at New
Mexico A. & M. While there he
absorbed enough knowledge to be
eligible for the advanced course.
When the two schools are com
pared, Becker believes that the
Texas Aggies have the better facil
ities. “Better food, accommoda
tions and instruction make it easier
for one to remember the work that
was covered. Add that to being
back among familiar faces and you
can see why lam glad to be back.”
So once again Becker trades the
tions Wright. It is only a matter
hallowed halls of Aggieland.
of time ’till four more fellows will
say T do.’ I know one this is plan
ning that he will get out for
Christmas in time for his own
wedding. That marrying by proxy
stuff wouldn’t be so hot.
For Visiting Fire women
Like a victim
of Traumatic
What a
Any warm
Age limits
8 to 80
any size
any condition
We’ll guess
with you
Taking Service
flags out of
“ mother’s
What’s the
Navy got that
we haven’t T
Same old
sad sack
Showing off
his newly
acquired Camp
when— ?
What you don't
see when you
haven't got
a gun
I will fly
a P-38
The cutest
You mean to
say you really
don’t know
The air corps
is winning
the war
A wolf yet!
Haven’t I
seen you T
Are you
kidding T
We wonder
Well now—
What have we
got that the
Army hasn't
(as if we
didn’t know
See what
Happens when
you have
Tell you what
a potent
you are.
Stay home and
read a "What
every young
girl should
He won’t the
C.Q. is fussy
about things
like that.
Give them
the old one,
two —
vive la
Play hard
to get
Wait till h«
grows up
Play hard
to get
away frorf
“Pool’s Drool”
An aura of heavy gloom is over
hanging the rafters of dorm nine
tonight. Our life had been so idyl
lic without PT or MT-only 24 hours
of class a week; why, we didn’t
know what to do with all the free
time. Yes, we realize that all good
things must come to an end, but
when the death knell of our here
tofore carefree existence w a s i
sounded, the hurt faces of our lit
tle group all portrayed expressions
giving mute evidence to the fact
tfiat it couldn’t have happened so
soon. We felt the axe falling last
night just before rtreat, as a hor-
hible leer came across the usually
beatific (simple, to you) counten
ance to our acting C. Q. “Starting
this Saturday afternoon, and ev
ery Saturday, there will be military
drill from 1300 until 1600”.
As the horror of his words num
bed our already addled brain, we
dimly picked out such phrases as
“85 situps ... 45 pushings . . .
run a mile and an eighth . . .etc.”
We were unable to enjoy supper
as usual last night, our life had
been shatttered. Yes, men, as we
go back on that old 25 hour a day
schedule we realize that this is,
alas, the army; men of the seventh
company—your mothers can raise,
once again, their service flags.
Speaking of physical training,
it should be a sight to behold
when the stalwarts from North
Camp Hood have to fall out in
fatigues. It seems that they were
only issued one pair to last them
all during basic training, and you
can imagine what most of <, those
look like after daily exposure to
barbed wire on the obstacle course
as well as going through about
the roughest Battle Conditioning
Course in the country.
It does get chilly in Texas,
doesn’t it men? We’ll bet that air-
conditioning comes in handy next
summer, though.
Fourth Co. Cadet
Officers Appointed
New York State three, Texas
one, Oklahoma one, and Canada
one! No, not football scores, but
places from which come the Fourth
Company Cadet Officers.
S/Sgt. John P. DuBois, Com
manding Officer, comes from One
ida, New York. He attended Os-
wejgo State College, where he maj
ored in industrial education. He
was president of his college fra
ternity and of his class. He has
been in the Army for eighteen
months and came to ASTP from
the Air Forces.
Another New Yorker is T/5 Ger
hard Voigtland, cadet Second Lieu
tenant. Prior to induction into the
Army he was a laboratory worker
for Fleischman’s. He helped pro
duce the yeast from whence cometh
our bread—or beer! Voigtland was
a Chemistry Major and contemplat
ed a career in medicine. (Please
note past tense; he is now a bud
ding engineer!)
Sgt. Milton Silverman completes
the New York trio. Coming from
Brooklyn, he does not support the
Yankees! Cadet Second Lt. Sil
verman also majored in Chemistry,
at Brooklyn College.
Leader of the Second Platoon is
Pfs. James B. Arnold, the only Ag
gie to become an Aggie the sec
ond time. Arnold spent two and a
half years of his undergraduate
days at A. and M. His hobby dur
ing those years was Electrical En
gineering. Arnold comes from San
Antonio. While at A. and M. he
was in the signal corps. Unauthen
ticated rumors have it that he is
slated to hear wedding bells in
the not too distant future.
Executive Oficer is Pfs. Jack
Bookner, who expects to help out
in the good neighbor policy. Book
ner lives in Montreal, Canada. He
has been in the Army of the United
States since St. Patrick’s Day, last.
This is oui last issue before the goober graduated from Sir
B 5 Game Thursday. The Aggies GeorRe wmiams College in 1939.
He has become addicted to Texas,
can count on the unanimous support
of the seventh company in the
stands. Good luck, Cadets.
A Texan
Still Reports
Outnumbered, overpowered, and
with all forces working toward my
destruction, I shall continue to at
tempt to write up the Greatest
State in the country. There is no
doubt of this in a Texan’s mind,
but everyone else just doesn’t be
lieve it.
I have been told time and time
again that the average Texan—
especially me—place the love of
state over our country’s benefit.
On the contrary, we are doing
as much if not more than any
other state in producing for our
war effort- We don’t go around
boasting that we lead the country
in the production of helium, mer
cury, carbon black, strontium, or
sulphur. Or brag about the fact
that Texas was second to none in
the production of minerals—Do
we? We sure don’t, but it is only
natural to stand up for your own
state and do all possible to prevent
any slanderous remarks even
though we are outnumbered a
thousand to one down here.
Contrary to most beliefs, espec
ially those eminating from the
wilds of Brooklyn, the “TEXAS
RANGERS” no longer roam the
Texas plains in search of Indians.
The horse has been replaced by
Ford’s new after dinner cars—V-8,
end they sure get what they go af
ter. They don’t possess the color of
yesteryear, but our poorest seem
having spent his basic infantry
days at Camp Wolters. Yes, he
has his own opinions about the
Civil War- but does not wish to
bequoted, inasmuch as he has
friends on both sides of the Mason
Dixon. Incidentally, Bookner has
visited over half the states in the
An Oklahoma Sooner is First
Platoon Leader, Joel F. Dake. His
alma mater is Oklahoma Military
Academy. Dake has a wide military
experience: four years of R. O. T.
C. in the Cavalry, five years in the
National Guard as Second Lieu-
tentant, in addition to his one year
and two days in the Army. Since
entering the Army he has been sta
tioned at Vancouver Baracks, in
Washington State, West Palm
Beach, and Sacramento, California,
in reverse order.
like supermen compared to “New
York’s Finest,” and they are sup
posed to have a rugged outfit.
Where You Always Get
a Fair Trade
We have plenty of ’Mums in the colors of both
schools for the game Thursday. Just phone 2-6725.
And for the Bonfire Dance Wednesday night—
We have the loveliest corsages you ever saw.
Remember Just Call 2-6735