The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, August 29, 1944, Image 1

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Gilchrist Speaks At Chick Meeting
Forty-Eight Are Candidates for
Degrees at End of This Semester
Vets, Ag., and Science
Students Head List
According to the Registrar’s of
fice, there are now 48 candidates
for degrees to be conferred at the
end of this semester. There are 17
Master Degrees and five Doctor of
Veterinary Medicine Degrees, while
the remainder are all Bachelor of
Science Degrees.
B. S. Degrees are distributed
among the following courses as
follows: five in both science and
agriculture, four in electrical en
gineering, three in veterinary
science, two each in liberal arts,
chemical engineering, and civil en
gineering while mechanical en
gineering, architecture, and agri
cultural education have one each.
H. L. Heaton, Registrar, also
made an announcement to the ef
fect that there will be approximate
ly 1700 students in school this
fall with about 650 of the total
being composed of new students.
English Instructor
Resigns To Study
For Ph. D. at Harvard
James K. Howard, former in
structor in English here, has re
turned to the campus for a two-
day visit after spending two and
one-half weeks in Mexico City.
Howard has left A. & M. to study
toward his Ph. D. in English at
He received his M.A. and B.A.
in English at Texas U. and was
an instructor on the English staff
here for three years.
Dances Success;
Corps Ball Planned
As final statistics were being
collected on the results of the
Second Regimental Ball and all
service dance last weekend, plans
were already being made for the
final ball of the season on Septem
ber 22.
L. M. Collins, head of Student
Activities, declared he was very
pleased with the outcome of the
dances, adding that they were two
of the most successful ever held on
the campus. The men of the Sec
ond Regiment cooperated splendid
ly in making their dance a huge
success, said Collins, and I believe
that they had a very enjoyable
weekend. The turnouts were excel
lent for both the Regimental Ball
and the all-service dance making
the affair a very successful one
financially, also, said Collins.
In regard to the final ball to be
held on Friday night, September
22, Collins said that as yet no
orchestra had been secured but
that he expected to complete ar
rangements with some band in the
next few days. As scheduled the
dance will be held the night before
the Aggie-Bryan Field Football
game and it is hoped that students
will invite their parents and girl
friends to the campus over the
weekend both for the dance and the
game the following day.
“Aggie Of The Week” . ♦ .
Head Yell Leader “Andy” Jones Will
Lead Corps At Grid Games This Fall
A. & M. Professors
Give Main Speeches
By Dick Goad
As head*yell leader of the corps,
A. C. “Andy” Jones will be a fa
miliar figure to humping fresh
men and members of the corps
during the coming football season.
With H. Q. Sibley, Bob Seyle, and
Dan McGurk assisting, Andy will
lead the corps in the various Ag
gie yells and the amount of school
spirit on the campus will be de
termined largely by his success in
this position.
At present a cadet major in the
second battalion, cavalry, Jones
was also listed on last semester’s
distinguished student’s list.
A Texan by birth and a Floridian
by present address, Andy was born
in Atlanta, Georgia on July 12,
1924, although the legal residence
of his parents at that time was
Dallas, Texas. Later, at the age of
ten, his family moved to Miami,
Florida, their present home. Inci
dentally, Andy was only one of
two boys bom to Mrs. Jones on
that July day. The other member
of the duo is now a senior at West
Andy made the long trek from
Miami to College Station in 1941,
entering A. & M. as a Fish in
(See AGGIE, Page 7)
P. 0. W.’s Work On
Graduate Degrees
A notice from the War Prison
er’s Aid Committee of the Young
Men’s Christian Association con
cerning two Aggie-Exes has been
received'in the office of the Grad
uate School. These men are Edwin
G. Batte, who received his Bach
elor of Science in Entomology in
1942, and Roy J. Chappell, Jr.,
who received his B. S. in Petroleum
Engineering in 1941. Both of these
men are now prisoners of war
and wish to begin work immediate
ly on their graduate work.
It is the policy of the WPAC to
keep prisoners’ minds occupied
with constructive work, but there
is a great deal of restriction on
what materials can be sent over
seas to Germany. Therefore, books
on plant physiology were careful
ly selected and sent through the
Former Student’s Association to
Batte, who wished to do his grad
uate work in Horticulture and
Although Chappell did his reg-
(See DEGREES, page 4)
Press Club To Meet
In “jf” Wed. Night
There will be a meeting of the
A. & M. Press Club in the Cabinet
room of the Y. M. C. A. Wednes
day evening at 7:15.
Plans for the banquet and other
activities during the remainder of
the semester will be discussed at
the meeting, said Dick Goad, club
Goad urged that all members of
the Battalion Staff attend this par
ticular meeting.
Season Athletic Books
Go On Sale; Coupons
Include Two Corps Trips
Coupon books, entitling the pur
chaser admission to all Aggie ath
letic activities next semester, will
be sold for six dollars. This price
will be included in the fees for next
semester and its purchase will be
The book will allow admission
to four football games to be play
ed here next semseter and will be
valid for the Rice game also. Two
of the tickets in the book are lab
eled for corps trips and an Aggie
may see either of the games for
$1.42, 42<* of which is tax.
Former Associate
Professor Here Dies .
John Hickman Brown, who was
associate professor of industrial
education at A. & M. from 1920
to 1924, died at Corpus Christi
Friday. For a good many years
Brown had been well known as a
creator of fine furniture, especially
new and modern patterns.
At the time of his death, he was
governor of District 129 of Rotary
Redecorated Home
Ready for Gilchrist
President Gibb Gilchrist an
nounced Monday afternoon that he
and Mrs. Gilchrist are planning to
move into the President’s home,
100 Jones Street, on September 5
but qualified the statement by say
ing that their plans were made to
move on that date but circum
stances might arise which would
require postponement.
During the past several weeks
the house has been redecorated
throughout and a study has been
added. The study has been built
out over what was formerly a
porch. Gilchrist said that the study
would be for the purpose of re
ceiving A. & M. students on busi
ness matters.
Gilchrist’s present residence is
on Throckmorton Street, College
President Gibb Gilchrist, A. H.
Demke, Professor D. H. Reid, and
Professor E. D. Parnell will be
among a large number of A. & M.
men to speak at the twenty-first
annual convention and training
school of the Texas Baby Chick
Association in San Antonio this
President Gilchrist will speak on
“Agriculture at Aggieland” Wed
nesday afternoon. His address will
be part of a discussion of the fu-
(See GILCHRIST, Page 8)
The Student Branch ASME will
hold a meeting at 7:15 p. m.,
Thursday, August 31, in the Me
chanical Engineering Lecture
Room. Major J. H. Caddess, a for
mer instructor in the Mechanical
Engineering Department who has
just returned from 32 months of
active duty in Australia, India,
and China will speak.
Major Caddess has a number of
films as well as many interesting
experiences in store for the mem
All engineering students are wel
come at this ASME meeting. Stu
dents who sign the roll will be ex
cused from call to quarters.
Famed French Pianist, Casadesus, To
Play On Town Hall Program Dec. 14
Listed among the eight sched
uled Town Hall features for the
1944-45 season is the famous
French pianist, Robert Casadesus,
who will play here on December
Since his American debut in
1935, Casadesus has won country
wide acclaim for his extraordinary
piano playing in solo recitals and
appearances with leading Ameri
can orchestras. He has reaped sim
ilar praise for his recordings that
he has made within the past few
years for Columbia.
When the pianist came to the
United States for the first time
in January, 1935, he made his
debut with the New York Phil
harmonic-Symphony Orchestra un
der the direction of Hans Lange
Robert Cassadesus
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tion” Concerto. In the audience
was Arturo Toscanini, who was
so impressed with the performance
that he went back stage, warmly
(See TOWN HALL, Page 7)
Student Branch ASME
To Meet Thur. Night