The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 08, 1944, Image 1

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Post War Planning Committees Submit f "' k ' llts In ‘ eres “' d
m , i • n , , „ In Joining Singing
tentative Reports to Executive lomm. cadets Meet Monday
In a letter of November 16,
from the president of the college,
authorization was given by and
provided by the Academic Council
for the appointing of a committee
on postwar planning and policy.
This committee was to meet in
conferences and as a result of
their meetings, were to submit re
ports to the Executive Committee,
the President, and to the Academic
Committees from the various de
partments of the college system
were named and various men ap
pointed to them from a central
committee. This central committee
was made up of the following
men: Geo. B. Wilcox, E. R. Alex
ander, J. W. Barger, P. W. Burns,
C. W. Crawford, C. C. Doak, L. P.
Gabbard, T. F. Mayo, John Milliff,
W. C. Porter, T. R. Spence, G. H.
Winkler, S. R. Wright, I. P. Trot
In a letter from Wilcox, explain
ing the need of breaking up the
central committee for analysis and
close discussion of the the prob
lems under consideration, the cen
tral committee was broken up in
to sub-committees. This was done
with the primary object in mind
as stated by Wilco^. It was the
duty of these committees under
direction of their chairmen to
clearly understand their subject
of discussion and make their var
ious reports to executive commit-
(See POST WAR, Page 4)
Situated on the campus here at
A. & M. is the Texas Engineers
Library, organized in 1941. The
library is now housed in the M. E.
Shops building, taking up a space
of two rooms in the lower portion
of the two-story structure. These
two rooms comprise the periodical
room and the reading room. Ad
joining the periodical room are
the offices of the librarians and
How the library came ot be
maintained here on the campus is
quite a story in itself. In 1937,
the State Legislature of the State
of Texas, created the Texas State
Board of Registration for Profes
sional Engineers. This board is re
sponsible for the registration of
all engineers who wish to practice
their profession in the State of
Batt Press Awards
Presented byBoIton
Wednesday, September 6, at 7:00
o’clock in Aggieland Inn, the Press
Club held its regularly scheduled
semester banquet for members of
the Battalion staff and 38 guests.
Dick Goad, president of the club,
serving as master of ceremonies,
presented W. L. Penberthy, Head
of the Physical Education Depart
ment, who was the speaker of the
evening. “I feel that every gradu
ate from A. and M. should carry
with him four important elements,”
the speaker said. “These are a
thorough technical training in his
chosen field, training in a profit
able use of his spare time, a fine
attitude toward his fellowman and
life in general, and a spirit of un
selfish service.” Penberthy then
added that each graduate should
leave things to his college, and
named the three items he considers
of paramount importance: a name
to be considered because of influ
ence and good deeds, an example
to be followed, and a mark to be
shot at. The speaker included in
his remarks the interest he has in
A. and M. students and the good
the student can do if he budgets
(See BANQUET, Page 5)
Texas. It maintained a registra
tion fee of twenty-five dollars and
an annual renewal fee of five dol
By 1941 the board has accumu
lated a surplus of money and the
legislature authorized that a part,
not to exceed $60,000, of this sur
plus be expended for the establish
ment of a library for the profes
sional engineers of Texas.
In order that this library be of
maximum usefulness, it was decid
ed to organize this library at
A. & M. College, since it is the
largest engineering school in the
state. In competition with other
institutions, the college made a
proposal that it would house and
staff this library without expense
to the board. In addition, the col-
(See ENGINEERS, Page 8)
All boys interested in the Sing
ing Cadets are to report to the
Assembly Hall Monday evening at
five o’clock.
W. M. Turner is the new director
of the cadets and the meeting is
for the purpose of organizing the
club for the coming semester.
Turner calls attention to the
fact that membership in the Sing
ing Cadets is open to freshmen as
well as upperclassmen.
- —Attend San Antonio Aggie Dance—
Aero Head Attends
Meetings in Dayton
R. M. Pinkerton, head of the
Aeronautical Engineering depart
ment left Wednesday, September
6, for a series of meetings of the
Institute of Aeronautical Sciences.
This is a meeting of the heads
of all aeronautical departments of
the colleges and the heads of the
large aircraft factories in the
United States.
Pinkerton will journey to Day-
ton, Ohio, where he is expected to
arrive sometime today, September
8. The meetings he will attend
will be held at Wright and Pat
terson Fields in Dayton, and are
expected to last over a period of
two days, beginning Friday.
After attending the meetings in
Dayton Pinkerton will confer with
officials of the Westinghouse Com
pany. Matters discussed l}ere will
be concerned with the wind tunnel
project to be built here at the
A. & M. airport. He is expected
to return to College on Wednesday
of next week.
—Attend San Antonio Aggie Dance—
Script Sales Slow
For Gridiron Dance
Script sales for the Aggie
Gridiron Dance in San Antonio
after the Aggie-Texas game are
lagging it wsfs announced yester
day by Dick Smith, president of
the San Antonio A. & M. club.
An invitation to the. students of
Texas Tech has been extended by
letter through their student news
paper, the Toreador, at the request
of the San Antonio club.
The dance which is scheduled to
begin at 11:30 will be held in the
Rose Room of Hotel Gunter in San
Antonio. Music will be furnished
by the 13 piece Aggieland Orches
tra and script sells at $2.00 for
couple or stag, including tax.
Texas Engineers Library Is
Technical Information Center
Aggieland Orchestra Engaged to Play
Final Semester Corps Ball September 22
A. H. Department
Feeding 15 Animals
Feeding of fifteen steers, and
twelve bulls and heifers is being
done by the Animal Husbandry
Department. These animals are
to be shown and judged at the
Livestock Expositions in Houston
and Fort Worth. The Houston Ex
position will be held in February
and the Fort Worth Exposition will
be held in March.
One of the steers raised by the
college took the first prize as
grand champion at the Fort Worth
Exposition in 1941. There are
some promising calves in the barn
which are being groomed to repeat
the 1941 deed.
Raising calves to become cham
pions is not the only work done by
the Animal Husbandry Depart
ment. This department operates the
slaughter house which is located
in the rear of the Animal Indus
tries building.
This slaughter house kills all the
meat used in the college mess halls
and a large portion of the meat
consumed by the city of Bryan. At
(See A. H., Page 8)
Aggieland’s autumn social season
gets off to a start Friday night,
September 22, when the Aggieland
Orchestra furnishes the music for
the Final Semester Corps Ball.
This dance will be held in connec
tion with the week-end activities
which will be climaxed the follow
ing afternoon when the Aggie foot
ballers open the season against
Bryan Army Air Field.
Tickets for the ball can be pur
chased only at the door the night
of the dance, no advance sale be
ing planned. The price of admis
sion will be $1.20 tax included.
The Aggieland Orchestra, now
expanded to 13 members, will be
gin rehearsals immediately under
the direction of W. M. Turner,
newly appointed director of the
Singing Cadets and Aggieland Or
chestra. This organization has ac
quired many of the latest popular
songs, and these, together with
several new arrangements of old
favorites, will be featured at the
dance. In dances earlier this semes
ter, the orchestra proved a big hit,
and they promise even more dance-
(See AGGIELAND, Page 8)
—Attend San Antonio Ajfgie Dance—
Thirty Begin Flying
At College Airport
—Attend San Antonio Aggie Dance—
Consolidated Begins
Semester Activities
Fall work of the A. and M. Con
solidated School will open Mon
day morning, September 11, at
9:00 o’clock. Students in all grades
should report for registration and
assignment of classrooms. All be
ginning students and new students
will be required to have a vaccina
tion certificate and new students
sholld have their report cards or
certified credits from their pre
preceding school.
School buses will make their reg
ular bus routes the same as last
year beginning Monday morning.
Registration in all departments
should be completed by eleven
o’clock Monday and busses will re
turn the children in time for lunch
at home. Regular school time will
be observed beginning Tuesday
morning. School will open at 9:00
o’clock, noon period will be from
11:55 A. M. to 12:45 P. M. and
dismissal time will be 4:09 in the
afternoon. The first, second and
third grades will be dismissed at
2:00 o’clock for the first four
Barney Myatt has been elected
to the presidency of the Flying
Club, and A. C. (Andy) Jones has
been elected as the vice-president.
Jack Ross was elected secretary-
Monday afternoon at Easterwood
Airport, six of the members took
their first lesson. They took their
lesson in Interstate training
planes, and when all the available
planes are made air worthy, there
will be nine available for flight
instruction. Eight of these are
Interstate and one of them is a
Taylor Cub.
At the present time the club is
made up of about thirty men, and
the president, Myatt, says that
anyone who wants to join the club
can. There is a membership charge
of five dollars and all fees are fly
ing are handled by the club. At the
present time the charge to the
student is more than one fourth
cheaper than if he went out to the
field and took lessons from one of
the regular instructors.
Any student interested in join
ing the club should attend the next
meeting. The date of the next
meeting will be announced in a
later issue.