The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 16, 1943, Image 1

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Kem-Tone To Present Magician Weekly on
Show From 8 to 8:30 P. M. Over the Blue
Joseph Dunninger who is to appear on the stage of
Guion Hall on February 8, 1944, under the auspices of the
Student Activities office is to begin a radio show over the
Blue Network, it was announced recently. The program will
begin on Wednesday, January 5,
under the sponsorship of Kem-Tone
and will originate its first program
on that date from New York. Time
will be 8 p.m. and will last until
Programs of the various Wed
nesday nights will originate from
the city that Dunninger happens
to be in at that time, it was stated
at the time that tentative plans
were announced. The program will
not originate from the stage of
Guion Hall on the 8th because that
date does not fall on Wednesday,
but Thursday instead.
Both mystic and psychic, Dun
ninger comes to Town Hall with
a national reputation for being one
of the best radio artists now liv
ing besides an excellent stage
entertainer. The January issues of
‘Reader’s Digest,’ ‘Coronet,’ “Har
per’s Bazarr”, and “Vogue” will
carry stories of the amazing feats
that Dunninger has performed and
a little of his personal life. “News
week” which came out on Decem
ber 13th also carried an article
about him.
From past performances of Dun
ninger, the Town Hall audience is
assured of an interesting and
educational program on February
8th. The Dunninger Radio Show
should b& a sample of what can be
expected. The stations will be an
nounced at a later date, but the
first show is to be at 8 p.m. on
Wednesday, January 5, 1944, over
the Blue Network.
Dr. Taylor Warns
Hunters of Hares’
Infectious Disease
Game Should Be Handled
With Care; Five Percent
Die With Tularemia Con
tacted From Rabbits.
While tularemia is not wide
spread in Texas, hunters should be
on their guard against it, Dr. Wal
ter P. Taylor, head of the Texas
Wildlife Research Unit and the
Fish and Game Department of the
Agricultural and Mechanical Col
lege of Texas, cautioned today.
Tularemia is an infectious dis
eases caused by a germ occuring
primarily in wild rabbits and hares.
It also is a disease of man, which
may be given by the bite of an in
fected blood-sucking fly or tick,
or by soiling of ones hands or
eyes with portions of the internal
organs or body fluids of infected
rodents, flies or ticks.
The disease in man lasts about
three weeks with a slow convales
cence covering two or three
months. About five per cent of the
patients die. When one has had the
disease he becomes immune to fur
ther attacks and can handle in
fected rabbits without danger.
The best protection against tu
laremia is to avoid contact with
infected rabbits, Dr. Taylor said.
Rabbits that are sluggish or which
refuse to run should be left alone.
Rubber gloves should be worn
when handling wild rabbits as the
infection is able to go through
the unbroken skin. The hands
should be washed with soup and
water after handling rabbits. Rab
bit meat should be thoroughly
cooked to destroy any possible in
Dr. Taylor pointed out that do
mestic rabbits bred in hutches
have never been known to cause tu
laremia, probably because any in
sect pests they possess have not
been infected with the disease.
Radio Play To Be
Given By Forest
Service Over TQN
Farm, Hom-e Hour Features
A.&M. Men Over Network;
W. E. White Announces
Program for December 17.
“Piney Woods Christmas,’’ a
short radio play written especially
for the Farm and Home Hour will
feature A. & M. men when it is
aired over the Texas Quality net
work tomorrow morning, Decem
ber 17, at 6:00, according to an an
nouncement from W. E. White,
Director of the Texas Forest Ser
vice, at A. & M. College. x
Mrs. F. L. Thomas, well-known
for her book reviews and radio
stories, is also assisting. Mrs.
Thomas is cast as the grandmother
who tells the story of an early
East Texas Christmas to her grand
Others in the cast are Mr. Louis
Hauer, instructor in the English
department, who plays “Dick;” the
narrator, played by Dick Bolton.
Tom Journeay will be announcer
and Earle G. Stanford, operator.
Larry J. Fisher, Division of In
formation, Texas Forest Service,
wrote the script and will direct it
for the network performance.
The WTAW staff will assist with
special sound effects and back
ground music.
Mr. A. V. Moore, A. & M. Dairy
Husbandry Department, kindly re
linquished his regular program in
order that the play may be heard in
its entirety.
The Texas Forest Service radio
program is a regular feature on
the Farm and Home hour every
Friday at 6:00 a. m.
BSA Paper Drive
Ends December 17
The present Boy Scout paper
drive will terminate Saturday,
Dec. 18. A paper truck from
Houston will be here to pick up
all paper collected by the Scouts
at that time. If anyone has paper
still at his home, he is requested
to take it to the Scout log cabin
in Sue Haswell Memorial Park, or
to any other place where the
Scouts or Cubs are collecting it.
If anyone has a large quantity
on hand and it is impossible to
move it, it will be picked up; but
residents are Urged not to call if
they do not have a suficient
amount to justify the time and
material it will take to do this.
Chester Jones, Mrs. Wesley Stev
ens, Mrs. B. F. Vance, Charles
Turner, Sam P. Kennedy, Charlie
Munday, or W. C. Youngblood are
the ones to call in connection with
the pickup in Bryan.
At College Station, Rev. J. Hugh
R. Farrel at St. Thomas’ Chapel
or C. J. Hesse at the A. & M.
museum should be called for pick
This paper must be separated
as to newspapers, magazines, card
board, and scrap, and bundled sep
arately in bundles about 12 to 18
inches high. Cooperation in this
will be greatly appreciated, be
cause of the large volume of pa
per that the Scouts are now handl
ing it would be impossible to take
all the paper loose and have it
ready for the truck by Saturday.
—Bryan Eagle.'
C.Q. Moved
To 8:45 PM
Executive Committee
Issues Order After
Requests Is Made
Call to quarters on Wednesday
night has been changed from 8:30
to 8:45 it was said by Dean T. D.
Brooks acting for the Executive
Committee in an announcement to
the student body.
This action followed a request by
the Student Activities, asking that
the time for C. Q., be moved to
9 o’clock in view of the fact that
the hour for supper formation has
been set^ at 6:30 instead of the
former time of 6:15.
In his letter to the Committee,
Boone asked that steps be taken
to lengthen the period between the
meal and call-to-quarters so that
students could take advantage of
the recreational activities which
take place during that time. In re
ply the group stated that the ex
tension of the time was not only
for the corps to go to the shows
but also to attend the number of
meetings which must be scheduled
between mess and C. Q. on Wed
nesday for lack of time in any
other day.
This step by the Executive Com
mittee gives the student club meet
ings their full allotted time and
the fifteen extra minutes should be
appreciated by all who are so rush
ed at the present with holiday acti
vities in the offing.
Christmas Carols
Stopped by Cold
Participation in Christmas car
oling in the dormitory areas has
been discontinued by order of the
office of the commandant due to
the bad weather it was announced
here Tuesday. This measure was
taken, it was pointed out, to pro
tect the health of the men taking
part in this activity inasmuch as
there is danger from cold and in
fluenza resulting from exposure.
For several years it has been
a custom at the college for the
Freshmen to gather in groups and
sing Christmas carols under the
windows of upper-classmen. The
practice of this custom has been
carried on from year to year and
was discontinued this year only
because of the bad weather and
the danger from exposure.
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B—• .'i I.
Arkansas, by the way, plays in
Waco 'this year, meeting Baylor
on Feb. 4 and 5. It is due to have
another great team, but Arkansas
is always great in basketball.
BONFIRE IN THE MAKING—Shown above is the wood and trash
being piled in a stack for the annual pre-Thanksgiving Day game
between the Texas Longhorns and the Texas Aggies. This shot was
taken sometime before the night of the 24th at which time the wood
was set on fire.
In view of the fact that the- 1
weather that has been experienced
in this area in the last few days
and the susceptibility of the stu
dents to colds during the activities
participated in such conditions, Dr.
J. E. Marsh, College Physician has
issued a statement as to some of
the precautions that students
should take.
A list of these follows: Do not
wash your head at night or go to
bed with the hair wet. Avoid having
windows open in such a manner
that drafts blow on you while
sleeping. Keep the feet dry by
changing the shoes when water is
encountered. Marsh suggests that
such activities a/, c" •olmg and yell
practices be cut to a minimum to
keep out of the weather. Picture
shows and other public places
where crowds are encountered in
closed buildings should be avoided
to stop the spread of the colds
now in existence. In hitchhiking
open vehicles and trucks should not
be ridden.
By adhering to these few simple
rules the number of colds can be
kept to a minimum. The doctor an
nounced that the amount of cases
of the flu are surprisingly few.
Only some eighty cases have re
ported to the hospital for treat
ment. Of these sixty are Aggies,
the remainder being from the
armed services. This number rep
resents a mere three per cent of
the total enrollment of the college.
Winter Holds A&M
In Frigid Talons
Winter, at last, came to Ag-
gieland. Official readings of the
thermometer indicated that the
temperature reached a low of
19 during the early morning
hours of Wednesday as a cold
wave swept the length and
breadth of Texas.
Inspite of cold noses, frost
bitten ears and frozen radiators
class schedules were maintained
wtihout interruption in warm
and comfortable class-rooms.
B. D. Marburger and his ef
ficient staff in the B. & C. U.
department are due an orchid for
the excellent manner in which
the comfort of the entire col
lege personnel was maintained
during the sub-freezing weather.
Hanging Is Culmination Of Tribute To Dog
Which Started With Presentation of Collar
Reveille’s portrait which was painted by Miss Marie
Haines of College Park will hang in the newspaper room of
Cushing Memorial Library, it was announced yesterday af
ternoon by the Reveille for General Committee. The Build-
Hng and College Utilities depart
ment will do the work this mom-
Crooks To Appear
On Town Hall Here
Following the successful appear
ance of the Singing Cadets 'on
Town Hall here Tuesday evening,
announcement was made of the
next program in the series. On Jan
uary 20 Town Hall will present
Richard Crooks of the Metropoli
tan Opera and of racjjo fame, sing
ing from the stage of Guion Hall.
Since this program will be one
of the most outstanding of the
1943-44 Town Hall season, those
wishing to hear Richard Crooks
are urged to make arrangements
now for seats, since a capacity
crowd is expected to be in attend
Richard Crooks is one of the
leading singers of the current mu
sical world, having achieved fame
from obscurity. Typical American,
Crooks rose to the outstanding
tenor of his time, from a small
New Jersey town and has proven
to be popular in every country
where he has sung. His appearance
on Town Hall at A. & M College
is heralded as a leading cultural
and social event of the season.
Prairie View and Wiley college
are going to play a bowl game in
Houston on New Year’s day. The
teams early in the season played
a scoreless tie in Dallas.
Parlor Party At
YMCA December 16
Servicemen’s wives will be en
tertained each Thursday evening
in the parlor of the Y. M. C. A.
at 8:00 o’clock with a wide variety
of programs that will be of spec
ial interest to them. This Thursday,
December 16, Mrs. F. L. Thomas,
prominent authority on children’s
books, will tell “A Christmas
These weekly meeting are spon
sored by the Business and Profes
sional Women’s Club of Bryan and
College Station, in., order that the
wives of the servicemen stationed
in the surrounding vicinity may be
provided with recreational enter
Singing Cadets Appear On Town Hall
Before Appreciative Audience Tuesdag
A rousing “wildcat” and the
“Aggie War Hymn” by the Singing
Cadets of Aggieland with Euell
Porter directing, opened Town
Hall’s third feature of the season
Tuesday night at Guion Hall.
Another pleased and well-satisfied
audience left the theatre at the
close of the program, the first and
probably the last one the Cadets
will put on for local residents, ser
vice men, and Aggies.
Following the opening Aggie
song was the more than ever time
ly “Star Spangled Banner,” the
anthem of our country. “Prayer of
Thanksgiving,” “Old Crusaders’
Hymn,” “Blow, Trumpets, Blow,”
and “The Creation” were sung in
the order named to keep in style
with the first two.
Guest artist for the evening was
Walter K. Kerr, baritone, of the
University Methodist Church in
Austin. He played his part well,
and made an impression on the
audience that will never leave. His
few short numbers were not nearly
enough to satisfy, but they went
a long way to make the program
what it was. His first two num
bers were “Shepherd, See Thy
Horse’s Foaming Mane” and
“Hangman, Hangman.” Eldon Sut
ton of Bryan, but now a student
at Texas University accompanied
the baritone throughout his part
of the program. “All Day on a
Prairie” ended this section as an
With a change in tempo the Ca
dets began their second part of
the show with “America Calling”
and “Nobody Knows the Trouble
I’ve Seen.” The real hit of the
show was, however, “Short’nin
Bread” which put the entire au
dience at ease as well as the Ca
dets themselves, as one of the mem
bers said afterwards. Burl Ervin
was the soloist and Earline Nedba-
lek was brought to the stage as
the girl who was “not goin’ to
make that short-nin bread.” “The
Song of the Jolly Roger,” Burl
Ervin and his “Pistol Packin’ Ma
ma,” and “What Do You Do in the
Infantry” finished this portion of
the show.
For his second part of the
program, Kerr returned to the
stage to sing “Route Marchin’ ”, an
English song about a regiment of
soldiers passing and singing as I
they march along, “De Glory
Road,” and the always popular
“Gypsy Shadrack.”
A descriptive song of America,
“Song of America” began as final
section with the ‘Marines’ Hymn”,
with Watson Keeney as soloist,
following. Porter asked Richard
Jenkins who left the cadets as their
director several weeks ago to di
rect them in this number. “The
Bells of St. Mary’s” by the mem
bers of the octet followed and
was taken to by the audience as
one of the best numbers of the
program. With the silent strains
of the “First Noel” and “Silent
Night” filling the auditorium the
Cadets neared the close of the
night’s performance.
Porter introduced “Auld Lang
Syne” and dedicated it to J. J.
Woolket and Jenkins, both of whom
have played an important role in
the all-male group of singers.
Woolket was the founder and Mr.
Jenkins succeeded him. “Spirit of
Aggieland” and “Taps” with an
encore of “Stouthearted Men” de
dicated to the 10,000 former Ag
gies now in the armed forces closed
the program for the evening.
Faculty To
Celebrate 25
Years On Job
Annual Dinner Will Be Held
In Banquet Room Of Sbisa
For Staff.
ing, and it will be hung by them
for a semi-permanent period of
time. Rev’s portrait will hang on
the east side of the room which is
located north of the lobby on the
first floor of the library.
On November 24, the picture
was unveiled to reveal it to the
public for the first time. At that
time, Dr. Frank C. Bolton, acting
president of the college, spoke a
few words to those assembled and
then pulled the cord to let down
the drapes that were in front of
the picture. Miss Haines, who did
an excellent piece of work as ac
claimed by the ones at the un
veiling and those who have seen
it since that time, gave her view
on the work itself. The entire pro
gram from the start to the finish
was impressive to all since they
were gathered to pay tribute to a
dog, the mascot of the Texas Ag
In addition to the painting of
the portrait that the Corps had
made and presented to the College,
a collar is being planned and will
be completed in the near future.
It is being rushed as rapidly as pos
sible in hopes that it will be fin
ished by the end of this semester,
which is January 29, 1944. Any ad
ditional announcements to be made
will be made in the Battalion, but
at a later date.
Reveille’s portrait has been on
display in the library lobby for
two weeks previous to this week,
but those who have not yet had a
chance to see it are reminded that
it will be hung in the library in
definitely, and they are urged to
see it there.
Members of the faculty and
staff of the college will hold their
annual dinner to honor members
who have completed their 25th
year of service to the college, on
Wednesday night at 7:15, it was
announced by W. R. Horsley late
yesterday afternoon. The dinner
will be held in the banquet room
of Sbisa Hall as has been the cus
tom in years gone past.
Members of the faculty and
staff will be named and given a
walking cane as a token of ap
preciation for their years of serv
ice. Nine members have reached
the mark of 25 years of service,
and it is to them that this Faculty
and Staff dinner will be dedicated.
Tickets to the dinner may be
purchased for $1 when they are
put on sale. The Battalion will re
lease the date for the beginning
of sale at the time it is made
known. Heads of the various de
partments will be notified by mail
of this date.
Clubs Are Banned
From Class Rooms
There will be no club meetings
held in the Academic Building in
the future unless permission is
obtained from Dr. W. L. Porter,
head of the math department. This
precaution is a result of the ac
tion of several clubs who have held
their meetings without the proper
authority, leaving the meeting
places in a disorderly state of up
Previous arrangements for a
designated room must be discussed
with Dr. Porter in Room 223 of
the Academic Building. Officers of
“home-town” clubs and other ac
tivities should make arrangements
several days in advance so that a
room may be reserved; otherwise
the meeting may have to be held
All-Service Hour
On Radio Sunday
Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock
the All-Service Radio Hour will
present a variety show featuring
Harold Reifer as comedian. The
performance, which is fourth in a
series, is being sponsored by Rei
fer and Oscar Weigand and pro
duced by these two men who are
both trainees in the Army Spe
cialized Training Program here
on the campus.
The script for the performance
was written by John Holman. Mu
sical features on this program
will be supplied by the Air Corps
Training Detachment either by
their orchestra or by the glee
Prior to the show special acts
and features will be presented on
the stage until time to go on the
air, it was announced.
This show, as the others during
the past month, are presented by
the Radio Club of the college thru
the co-operation of the manage
ments of the Radio Station
WTAW, Guion Hall theatre, and
the Student Activities.
Hillel Group To
Have Smoker Sun.
The* Hillel Club will hold a
smoker for all Jewish Aggies and
servicemen from 6:30 until 8:00
p.m. this coming Sunday night, it
was announced today by Harold
Borofsky, club president. No pro
gram has been planned and the
meeting will consist of a giant
bull-session. The lounge of Sbisa
Hall being the meeting place. Reg
ular services for Jewish Aggies
servicemen will be held Sunday
morning at 11:00 in the Cabinet
Room on the second floor of the