The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 25, 1943, Image 2

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The Battalion, official newepaper of the Aericultural and Meehartical Cottage of
Tex a* and the City of College Station, is published three tiaaas weekly, and issued
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 8, 1870.
Subscription rate $3 per school year. Advertising fates upon request.
Represented nationally by National Advertising Service, Inc., at New York City.
Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
Office, Room t. Administration Building. Telephone 4-6444.
1942 Member 1943
Pissociafed Colleftlde 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 Mangel, Jr - ~ Reporter
R. L. Weatherly Reporter John T. Scurlock Reporter
J. W. (Tiny) Standifer Reporter James C. Grant Reporter
Special Columnists Miscellaneous
Archie 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.
Charles R. West Ass’t. Business Mgr. George Puls Ass’t. Circulation Mgr.
Welcome to Aggieland . . .
This is the campus of Aggieland. Many people who are
here for the game will come here as students of Texas Uni
versity or as their alumni to root for their team. This is what
makes the game interesting. Without competition from the
student body of the opposing team, there would be no real
fun to the game. Today’s game will be a game to the last
man with the Aggies and their inexperienced team against
the Longhorns and their V-12 unit fighting it to the last
man. Every person in the stands will be yelling for one team
or the other, otherwise, they would not be witnessing the
game in the first place. Everyone has a right to their opin
ion as to which team is the best so it is their right to give
their support to the team they want to win. There is no ques
tion about that.
Out on the field will be two teams that will show every
example of fine sportsmanship. The main root of all trouble
is not where the actual playing takes place, but it usually
comes from the fans. They are the ones who do not know
the score. Agigeland is being opened to the Texas U. fans
because they are guests of the Aggies for this day. It is the
duty of every Aggie to show his sportsmanship off the field
of play and treat these fans as he would like to be treated
if he were a guest on the Longhorn campus.
If the Texas fans act as guests while on the campus,
they will be treated fairly. With this thought in mind, the
Battalion would like to take this means to speak for the
Corps in wishing the visit here a happy one with the hopes
of getting a like treatment next year.
Thanksgiving . . .
“Humbly I thank Thee for all that You have brought me—
for the joys and also for the trials.”
We have so much to be thankful for in this year of stife
and trouble. Across the ocean in the war-torn land of Europe,
Asia, and Africa there are children without a crumb of
bread to satisfy their racking hunger or a stitch of clothing
for their cold, naked bodies. Miserable millions of our fellow
men who have .so little to look forward to—no cheer for the
Christmas holidays in the offing, no food, shelter, or roof
above their heads—they only have their indominable faith in
us to bring back tothem all of which they were stripped.
It is symbolic that America alone celebrates this day
of thanksgiving. It is only we who have so much to be thank
ful for . . . Liberty, Hhappiness, and the Necessities of Life.
We should dedicate our lives today to brotherhood and peace
in all the world for the coming year. These trials which have
been cast our way should serve to show us how we may help
our fellow men in a world of tomorrow.
Let us pause from our work for a moment to say a pray
er—one of thanks for what we have and wishing for the
world to have the same on the morrow.
Meet the Gann-
Let’s get in there
and win that
Beat Texas University
“Keep Ri
ggieland Pharmacg
ght at the North Gate and You Can’t Go Wrong"
_W. L. Penberthy —
Today on our campus will be
played the outstanding Thanksgiv
ing Day game in our country. Un
til comparatively recent years this
game did not attract the attention
which it deserved but today the
football of this conference is on a
par with the best in the land and
the game will attract a great deal
of interest' and attention. As an
added feature the game is being
broadcast by short wave to our
armed forces .throughout the world.
These two schools have been riv
als for many years and this rivalry
has changed from one in which the
aim was to beat the other team
instead of just outscoring it, to
a very wholesome one in which the
very highest degree of sportsman
ship is evident. We look forward
all season to our game with the
Longhorns, and it is the feeling of
many that to defeat them is to
have a succesful season. Our boys
are going out there to win and
they will be playing according to
the spirit as well as the letter of
the rules, and I seriously doubt
that there will be any intention
al fouls by either team.
Many very fine athletic contests
have been mined by the thought
less actions of some of the specta
tors and although I do not feel
that Aggie fans need to be cau
tioned. I think it would be a
mighty fine thing if spectators at
all contests would take the cue
from the players and show the
same fine sportsmanship that we
expect the players to show.
The Texas team and its follow
ers are our guests for the day; let’s
treat them as such and let the con
test be decided by the two teams,
on the field.
Im /on
‘Hello’ for this w'eek. Are you
all getting as excited over this
week’s football game as we are?
T. S. C. W. gets
only one holiday,
therefore, many
of the girls who
planned to go to
Aggieland will
have to stay
here. Those who
are going, regard
less, are so en
vied they aren’t
even being spok-
SuSu en to -
Last week, national food and
nutrition week was stressed on
this campus by programs in the
dining halls during the evening
meal. Each club was in charge of
a program centered around a cer
tain disliked food. This meant that
we had ‘carrots’, ‘bunches of spin
ach’, and ‘haddock’ walking among
our tables. Even if a sudden lik
ing for the food wasn’t acquired,
the usually dull procedure of eat
ing was livened.
Our Freshman-Sophomore dance
was a decided success. Ever so
many Aggies came up, and as they
well know they were hugely wel
comed by all. Most of the girls
that went to the dance started
dressing about six o’clock, even if
it’s quite obvious that a formal
dress takes only a tenth of that
time to be put on.
In relation to your game with
Texas U., a rather amusing incident
occurred recently. One certain dear
teacher was talking to her class
about an article in our paper men
tioning the word ‘tea-sippers’. She
firmly stated that not everyone
would know who was being referr
ed to. Her class, however, firmly
stated that everyone would know
who a ‘tea-sipper’ was. Thus a
flury of words started. Finally,
the teacher, apparently out-talk
ed by her class, said that she was
“tired of hearing about A. & M.
around this campus, anyway.” At
this each girl in the class had one
thought-murder her! In fact, sev
eral were planning it when one
brilliant miss politely asked, “In-
cidently, where did you graduate?”
Her distasteful reply was, “Texas
University.” Nothing could have
kept her class silent after that.
Aggies, you see how much we’re
for you, so try extra hard to win
for the team, the twelfth
man, and for us.
May the best man win, which is
only another way of saying, may
the Aggies beat T. U.
All good luck, with a million
Something to Read
Dr- T. F. Mayo
Realistic Patriotism
An encouraging thing is the
comparative honesty and sanity of
America’s current crop of war-time
books, compared with the flood of
violent, uncritical nationalism that
poured out of the presses during
the First World War. There is no
doubt that the Axis threat to all
that we live by, has both sharpen
ed and warmed our appreciation of
our own country. We are more
consciously and gratefully patrio
tic, I think, than ever before. But
our patriotism, this time, is also
far more intelligent than in any
other critcal period. At the same
time that we rejoice proudly in this
incomparable country of ours, we
encourage the writers who remind
us that all is not well with this
same incomparable country.
Two books that I noticed in the
Browsing Room this morning il
lustrate fairly well these two as
pects of our war-time spirit. I
Am An American is a collection
of short statements by eminent
foreign-born Americans fo what
America means to them. America’s
Own Refugees, by H. H. Collins, is
a heart-rending account of the
plight of “our 4,000,000 homeless
The foreign bom contributors to
I Am An American include such
notables as Einstein, the physicist,
Louis Adamic, the social writer,
Walter Damrosch, the musician,
the actresses Claudette Colbert,
Louise Rainer, and Elissa Landi,
Stephen S. Wise, the Rabbi, Ales
Hrdlicka, the Arthropologist, Tony
Sarg, the puppet-player, and Wil
liam Knudson, the business execu
tive and government official. Their
testimonials make you marvey at
the degree to which we have
succeeded in assimilating and put
ting to beneficient use talents and
qualities from all over the world.
The nameless heroes and heroi
nes of America’s Own Refugees, on
the other hand, make your face red
for the awful waste of good human
material which we have permitted.
We boast of our historic conquest
of the wilderness. “Today’s Wild
erness, however, is not of tall trees
and waste sands and marshes, but
of migrant jungles and shacktowns,
of settlement law morasses, of end
less hours harvesting on illimita
ble fields, and of that human and
legal desert where the constitu- 1
tional guarantees of the Bill of
Rights shrivel under the cold blasts !
of penury.”
Naturally most of these migrants
are now in the Army or at work.
But unless the nation does some
thing positive about it, the same
ghastly situation will crop up again
after the war.
These two books represent the
two elements in the patriotism!
which has been so intensified dur
ing this war. We seem to have
learned somehow, since World War
I, that the truest and deepest love
of one’s country need not—in fact
must not blind one to the fact
that there is much to be done yet.
The enlightened patriot loves his >
J2ovjcLoojn on
Qampus ‘Distractions
By David Seligimm
“Hit the Ice,” a side-splitting
comedy of the Abbott and Costello
series comes to the Campus for the
Friday and Saturday attraction.
The two funnymen of the radio
and screen made this as their last
before retiring from the movies.
They were never in finer form
than in this film. In fact, many
fans will vote this their all-time
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trip, this time to Austin for the
Turkey Day game. Since this trip
was unofficial, the annual parade
up Congress Avenue was not to
be held. Instead the 210-piece Ag
gie band planned to give a 30-
minute concert in front of the
Austin Hotel. A Senior section
was arranged by Class President
Rocky Sutherland and uniform for
the game was number 1.
The Don Cossack chorus ap
peared at Town Hall on Tuesday
night. They had strong competi
tion, that evening, since the bon
fire was in its glory then.
Before they left for the game
in Austin, the Seniors didn’t for
get the Elephant Walk- Wednes
day morning after breakfast to
the tune of the bass horn and
clarinet, the Class of ’43 marched
up and down Military Walk in
their slow, traditional way. All had
their shirttails out, boots on, and
insignia off. Many an Aggie tear
fell to the ground to be trampled
in by Aggie boots that day.
Aggieland has changed in twelve
months. This year’s Seniors march
down Military Walk in G.I. boots;
their tears are unchanged though.
Only 2,000 Aggies make up the
Corps of Cadets. The bonfire will
be held again, still carrying on
through trying times. This year
also, Reveille is being honored in
a manner that is strictly Aggie.
And 2,000 Texas Aggies take up
at Kyle Field where 7,000 left off
at Memorial Stadium last year.
country, not merely for what it
has been and what it is, but also
for what we must make of it.
best. While it may be lacking in
the peaks of uproarious hilarity
evident in some predecessors, its
overall comedy content does not
suffer due to the rapid, sustained
flow of dippy dialogue and gags.
The two are supported by an at
tention-getting cast led by Ginny
Sims and containing assorted spe
The Lowdown: A top-rate side-
Starting a two-day run at Guion
Hall today is “Always in My
Heart.” The film stars Kay Fran
cis, Walter Huston, and Gloria
Warren. Disregarding a noisy kid
and a lot of unnecessary dramatics
at the finale, Warner Bros, have
a new star on the way in a picture
that has a catchy melody of the
same name. The find is Gloria
Warren who has a beautiful voice
and is quite satisfactory before
the camera. Then Borah Minne-
vitch and his Rascals give out on
Phone 4-1168
Tax Included
Box Office Opens at 1:00 P. M.
Closes 8*:30
— with. —
Gloria Warren - Kay Francis
Walter Huston
and Borrah Minevitch’s
Harmonica Rascals
Plus Cartoon - News
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the two schools for a battle royal-
First the Longhorns will get
their chance with a five-minute in
terval to send their absent alumni
a series of songs and yells. After
the completion of the Texas root
ing section, the Aggies will take
over the program under the direc
tion of Jack Knox, head yell-leader.
The remaining portion of the time
between halves will be given to the
sports announcers for their usual
summaries and remarks on the
The best thought of the special
program is the thrill it will give
the 11,000 Aggies in the armed
services all over the world. It is a
safe bet that as many as possible
will be hanging on to a radio as
well as a gun on Thanksgiving
Day. i
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OPENS 1:00 P. M.
— also —
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
— in —
withGirory Simms
This Theatre will be closed
Thursday afternoon for the
football game.
C L* ALMy—
Let’s g-et in there and win that ball game Turkey
Day for those 11,000 Aggies fighting on the battle fronts
of Democracy all over the world.
They’re in there giving all they have to keep Amer
ica and the rest of the world right for us to enjoy—and
they’ll be listening to every play over the short wave.
So Let’s Give It to Them — make every play count
and win that game for those old boy’s who are following
the stars and stripes through the smoke and hell of
freedom’s battles.
Yea! Army
Fight! Fight! Fight!
“Trade With Lou — He’s Right With You”