The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 21, 1944, Image 2
TUESDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 21, 1944
STUUDENT BI-WEEKLY NEWSPAPER
Texas A. & M. College
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Henry Holguin Intramural Reporter
Reporters: Eli Barker, Robert Gold, D. V. Hudson, B. J. Blankenship, Teddy
Bernstein, S. K. Adler.
Student Reporters: Henry Ash. Ernest Berry, Louie Clarke, W. M. Cornelius,
James Dilworth, Edwin Mayer, John Mizell, Harold Phillips. Bobby Rosenthal,
Damon Tassos, R. L. Bynes, L. H. Calla han.
Assumption of Responsibility . . .
It is a natural trait of the character of human beings
to seek to hold on to what they like and cheerish. It is also
another characteristic of human beings to seek what they
believe what is rightfully theirs. And it is the natural trend
of nature, that when two such inherited forces are put into
action as the same time, there is an intervening conflict of
which only one can emerge triumphant. It stands to reason
that one group or body of people can assume certain re
sponsibilities and possessions and handle them with suf
ficient care, bu there comes a time when these responsibil
ities and possessions must be transferred to another group,
no matter how much they wish to sustain them. And when
it is legal and properly right for another group to receive
these obligations, what argument and right has the group
in power to say whether or not the minor group shall re
ceive their just duties?
Responsibility is a great thing, and one characteristic
of life that should be treated with great care and thought.
However, it is not something that should be intrusted to
one body forever when it embodies the principle of being
transferred from one group to another. Certain responsibil
ities involve rights and privileges that should be passed
on from one assembly to another when the time for such
action is plausable. When a group is reluctant to hand over
such responsibility to another group, then they must have
sufficient reason not be do so and they must satisfy the
minds of the group that they are justified in their actions.
If they can present no such argument, then what right be
sides personal ambition would such a group have for main
taining such responsibilities?
It is true, that in some areas, where representation in
the government of an assembly by the people is not prac
ticed, only the word of a certain group is the governing
power. In such a place as this, individual enthusiasm is kill
ed when in its beginning stage. But in a populance where
representation by the mass is present and the right to ex
press opinion is practiced, then such individual government
can be done away with. This embodies the principle of fight
ing for the right of representation. If this principle is worth
fighting for, the right to assume power and responsibility
to the laws of natural ambition, is worth fighting for too.
Power is a wonderful and great thing, but when it becomes
an instrument by which to supress ideas of a democratic
form of representation, then it is time such power were
Argument may be given by a controlling group that the
powers and responsibilities of its assembly are too great to
be passed on to another minor group. Such ideas are sound
and worthwhile if that were true of the minor group, but
when judgement is in favor of the minor group and the as
sumption is that they are able to handle the affairs of con
trol, then is the group in power still liable. A plan is never
proved, no matter how theoretically perfect until it has
been put to the test of practibility.—D. 0.
War Student Service Fund Aids
Education In War Torn Countries
By S. K. Adler
In December the World Student
Service Fund will start a drive for
donations at A. & M. The fund
has art excellent record in the
past as is demonstrated by a look
at its record.
The World Student Service Fund
was organized in 1939 by the
students of America to help stu
dents in war torn countries
throughout the world. Unsettled
conditions at that time in China
and Spain had rendered education
The first country to benefit
from the generosity of this or
ganization was China. Her univer
sities and colleges were being an
nihilated by the Japanese in an
attempt to wipe out the backbone
of Chinese culture. This culture
being kept alive in the colleges
was doing much to hold the Chinese
people together in the face of the
ruthless invaders. In order to stave
off destruction of education in
China, whole universities including
faculty and students moved to the
western parts of the country.
Naturally this migration caused
endless difficulties for the students.
Starvation, lack of living space,
lack of adequate clothing and heat
took their toll in suffering. The
World Student Service Fund
pitched in to help these students.
The fund furnished food, medical
attention, books, lamps, clothing,
warm bedding and many other
items that have probably saved
many a student’s life. The students
were also encouraged to help
themselves by raising their own
food in contradiction to the age
old custom of scholars never doing
manual labor. Student Service
Centers were built. These con
sisted of reading rooms, a meeting
room, barber shops and bathing
In 1939 the Revolution was
raging in Spain. Her universities
had almost without exception been
destroyed. The World Student
Service Fund helped Spanish stu
dents to flee their country and con
tinue their education in France.
Much the same things were done
for these students as was done in
With the coming of this war the
Student Service Fund really came
into its own. Great expansion took
place and students all over the
nation wholeheartedly supported
the effort. The first ones to benefit
fi’om this generosity were the
refugees. As each country fell, one
by one at the hands of the ag
gressor, students flooded southern
France and Switzerland. Thousands
of young refugees entered these
two countries during the early
war years. They were placed in
internment camps. However, as
soon as funds could reach them,
many of them were transferred to
universities. In this the World
Student Service Fund played a
At the present the fund has
reached its peak of effort. War
needs have made it one of the
most vital of our charitable or
ganizations. The goal in the drive
to start next month at A. & M.
is high, but let’s donate even more,
ole Army, and make this drive the
Backwash: An agitation resulting from some action or occurrence.”—Webster.
P UBLIC OPINION surveys
were a fad for a time but now they
seem to have taken a hold on
American people that is nothing
short of a habit similar to the
morning cup of coffee.
When someone begins wondering
about how a certain group feels
about a question someon always
pops up with a public opinion poll.
TSCW is no exception.
A representative group of Tes-
sies were asked questions regard
ing post war marriages and sur
prisingly enough their answers
showed that home is still foremost
in young womanhood’s mind.
Despite tendencies to the contra
ry when asked, “In view of the
fact, that there will be more women
than men after the war, would you
consider along with your love for a
man, his economic, social, and fam
ily background?” Two hundred and
seventeen answered yes, 22 said
no, and 3 had no opinion.
It seems that Aggies still have
a chance in Denton because of the
girls interviewed only 42 were en
gaged while 203 weren’t. Of these
5 were married. That makes the
percentage in favor slightly less.
Also at TSCW
T HE GIRLS AT TSCW get a
pat on the back for their participa
tion in the Colleges At War stamp
and bond campaign. They are fly
ing the flag in November for their
work in October. When is A. & M.
going to hoist the College At War
Time for It Now
It ISN’T LONG before that
last conference football game of
the season with Texas university.
It is an even shorter period until
bon fire time. Every year A. &
M. has the biggest bon fire any
where in Texas. Let’s not make
this year an exception.
While gathering wood for the
fire there is one thing that the
foragers should remember. A few
isolated instances keep pushing
themselves obtrusively forward at
wood gathering time. It is true
that Aggies have destroyed proper
ty in their zealous search for tim
ber. Care must be exercised this
Gang Fight Strategy
ReGRETABLE INDEED was
the incident between A. & M. and
Rice at half-time last Saturday.
Both sides were at fault but A.
& M. wants to apologize for their
part in the fracas. Spirit is won
derful but not when it frictionizes
and sparks like it did in the rain
on Rice field. A. & M. has forgot
An ARMY OFFICER once
said that never was it good to get
into a gang fight but if there was
one he wanted it to be a good one
and he was going to be the hardest
hitting man there.
If ever the Aggies do get into
another situation, and it is hoped
that they don’t, they should use
a little battle strategy. The British
found the folly of attacking with
a straight front in New Orleans.
Surround the enemy ask him if he
wants to give up, then act from
Best comment on the game was
by Morris Frank in the Houston
Post Monday. He said something
about both teams running from a
T formation but who wants “T”
on a day like, last Saturday.
:: As The World Turns ::
By Dr. A1 B. Nelson
One thousand and eighty-nine
country newspapers have gone out
of business since January, 1942, in
spite of the increased demand for
accurate news coverage. This mor
tality has been due to government
regulation, newsprint rationing,
and manpower shortage among
other causes. Most other small
businesses have been affected to
the same or greater extent until
today, big business is growing big
ger and the small business men
The Allied Ar
mies seem to be
on the verge of
a major break
through in Ger
many, ten mile
been scored in
several places in
the last day or
two, Metz, the
fortress city near
the German bor
der has been entered by American
troops, and it seems that only a
short time may elapse until all
German armies will be forced back
beyond the Rhine River.
Two recent incidents seem to
show an “unofficial” determina
tion to persecute those who op
posed a fourth term for the pres
ent administration. One Dallas pa
per reported that Frank Sinatra
threatened to cancel his engage
ment at a New York Hotel unless
that hotel made Westbrook Pegler
move out of his apartment. Anoth
er report is that important inter
ests backing the administration
have forced the sponsors of Upton
Close, the newscaster, to cancel
his contract for the Sunday after
noon broadcast because of his pre
election broadcast against the com
munistic influence in the United
Washington observers are pre
dicting not only that the new con
gress, under firmer control by the
Democratic Party, will abolish the
Dies Committee on Unamerican
Activities, but that a probably suc
cessful attempt will be made to
destroy completely the immensely
valuable record of communist ac
tivity and infiltration into govern
ment offices within the last few
Organized Labor, having voted
F.D.R. into office for a fourth
term, is now to be rewarded by a
wage increase, according to Wash
State Health Head
Appeals to Citizens
For Safety Measures
The first Thanksgiving Day in
this country was proclaimed for
the purpose of expressing thanks
not only for the bountiful harvest
which the colonists had reaped but
for the sturdy health and endurance
that had permitted them to sur
vive the hardships and exposure,
that first rigorous year in Amer
ica. On the occasion of this Thanks
giving Day the State Health Of
ficer, Dr. Geo. W. Cox, is appeal
ing to every citizen of Texas to
give serious thought to the pre
servation of his own health and
that of his community as a con
tribution to the world war effort,
“We have much to be thankful
for in that our national health
level has remained high despite the
nervous tension, the sacrifices, the
deprivations of war, ” Dr. Cox
stated. “Our people have main
tained a remarkably high health
level and even under existing war
conditions, Texas has shown a con
tinued decline in maternal and in
“The people of Texas have rea
son to be thankful for the stead
ily increasing interest and coopera
tion being shown in matters per
taining to general sanitation and
the control of communicable dis
eases,” Dr. Cox asserted. “Respon-
Air Corps Men Study
In Preparation For
Officers and enlisted men at this
Liberator air base in England, one
of the strategic air depots in Brig
adier General Donald R. Goodrich’s
Eighth Air Force Service Com
mand, are preparing now for a
successful readjustment to the
Technicians and mechanics,
whose duties are servicing and
maintaining Liberator bombers,
are eagerly attending classes, dur-
sibility for the success and ad
vancement of the public health
program lies not with the State
Health Department primarily but
with the people who support and
encourage the local community ef
forts exerted arid who apply in
their own individual lives the health
rules with which they have become
acquainted through public health
Dr. Cox pointed out that one
direct result of public health ef
forts in this nation has been the
lengthening of the normal life span
by more than 15 years.
“Certainly this is something to
be thankful for and it should lend
incentive for further efforts to
promote and maintain community
as well as statewide public health
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Books Received By
The Man in the Street and the
New Psychology, by Richard Ama
Unlocking Adventure, by Charles
A Comprehensive Small Arms
Manual, by Charles T. Haven.
The Thrill of Tradition, by James
The Road to Anywhere; Oppor
tunities in Secretarial Work, by
Working With Words; oppor
tunities in writing, by Lorine
Walt Whitman and the Springs
of Coui'age, by Haniel Long.
An Arab-Syrian Gentleman and
Warrior in the Period of the Cru
sades. Memoirs of Usamah ibn-
Munqidh (Kitab al-I’Tibar). Tr. in
full by Philip K. Hitti.
Paths of Life, by Charles Morris.
The Highway of God, by Ralpli
Philosophy o f Organization;
fundamental principles and con
cepts in business organization, by
Norman B. Schreiber.
The Idea of Nationalism; a study
in its origins and background, by
The Two Cities, by Otto. Bishop
of Freising. Translated in full with
introduction and notes by Charles
The Chinese, Their History and
Culture, by Kenneth Scott Latou-
rette. Second Edition Revised. Two
Volumes in One.
The Development of China, by
Kenneth Scott Latourette. New
Handbook of Accounting
Methods, by J. K. Lasser, editor.
Financing Accounting; a distilla-
ing their off-duty hours, in almost
every phase of education.
This schooling is now made pos
sible by the Armed Forces Insti
tute, which supplies new, up-to-
date, attractive textbooks. Classes
are organized by the base Special
Service Officer, who arranges
classroom facilities, and engages
instructors among qualified per
sonnel. There is no cost whatever
attached to the courses.
Interest is so keen in the Educa
tional Program that all allotted
evening time is filled. Subjects
taught range from Psychology to
Meteorology, from Business Man
agement to World History.
The astonishing fact to emerge
from this program is the enthusi
asm with which the men are seiz
ing the opportunity to study. For
the classes are not mandatory; it
is simply an opportunity, and the
studies must be pursued in off-
duty hours. The war comes first;
the maintenance of aircraft and
the supplying of planes must be
accomplished before study or
Even though the soldier has his
duty to perform first, he is using
his treasured, leisure hours for
study. Thus, he is doing a job
now, and at the same time he is
getting ready for another—when
he comes home.
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The Lowdown On
By Dick Osterholm
Playing for the last time at the
Guion Hall theater today is the
lovable “Claudia” with Dorothy
McGuire and Robert Young. This
is a human interest story filled
with romance and laughter of a
young married couple who are
starting on their own. It has the
home life plot but amply filled
with good acting to make it a pic
ture that you will enjoy. Claudia,
played by the new star, Dorothy
McGuire, will grow on you and
take you right into the thought of
The Lowdown: A good picture
and one you will enjoy.
Starting Wednesday and play
ing through Thursday is the com
edy team, Monty Wooley and
Gracie Fields, in “Holy Matri
mony.” For the people who like
good acting and fine humor all in
one picture, then they will like
this picture. It has it. Monty plays
the part of a very old bachelor
who marries Gracie and does it
under an assumed name to hide
from the public. It’s hilarious as
to the things that can happen to
one man, and this picture shows
The Lowdown: This show is good
for what ails you. Funny.
On at the Campus tonight and
Wednesday is the romantical west
ern, “The Woman of the Town”
with Claire Trevor and Albert
Dekker. Claire plays the part of
a respectable dance hall belle who
tion of experience, by George 0.
Price Control in the War Econo
my, by Julius Hirsch.
American Mirror, by Halford E.
Japan’s Emergence as a Modern
State, by E. Herbert Norman.
Agriculture And Its Sciences
The Draining of the Fens, by H.
Soybean Chemistry and Tech
nology, by Klare S. Markley and
Warren H. Goss.
Weather and the Ocean of Air,
by William H. Wenstrom.
Taxidermy, by Leon L. Pray.
Illustrated by the author.
The Profession of Forestry, by
Arthur D. Real.
Food, War and the Future, by
E. Parmalee Prentice.
The Rubber Industry, by Joseph
ine Perry. Illustrated with Photo
Beekeeping as a Hobby, by Kyle
Modern Poultry Farming, by L.
Engineering And Its Sciences
Glenn Curtiss; Pioneer of Naval
Aviation, by Alden Hatch.
The Amazing Petroleum Indus
try, by V. A. Kalichevsky.
Air Transportation in the United
States, by Hugh Knowlton.
This Fascinating Rail Road
Business, by Robert Selph Henry.
Second Edition, Revised.
The Steam Locomotive; its
theory, operation and economics, by
Ralph P. Johnson. Second Edition.
Mathematical Recreations, by
Science Looks Ahead, by Pro
fessor A. M. Low.
The First Century of Flight in
America, by Jeremiah Milbank, Jr.
Encyclopedia of Knots and Fancy
Rope Work, by Raoul Graumont
and John Hensel. Third Edition.
American Ship Models and How
to Build Them, by V. R. Grimwood.
Forewood by Howard I. Chapelle.
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isn’t so thought of by the towns
people until she makes the town
believe it. Dekker takes over the
job of town marshal who is to
clean out the town and clean it out
he does. There’s an interesting
plot woven into the story and one
that is good.
The Lowdown: For this run of
pictures, this one is pretty good.
Thursday and Friday, the Cam
pus presents ‘The Crystal Ball,”
with Paulette Goddard and Ray
Milland. Another comedy that is
filled with laughs and romantical
messes. Paulette plays the part of
a woman who keeps the men guess
ing and succeeds until Milland
comes along. It has quite a bit of
slap stick comedy in it, furnished
by William Bendix.
The Lowdown: It’s a good com
edy, with a good team of actors
that you will like.
Showing at the Palace in Bryan
now is the musical comedy, “Show
Business,” with George Murphy,
Eddie Cantor, Joan Davis, and a
fine supporting cast. Take this
one in if you have time because
it’s a musical swing hit. Starting
Wednesday and playing through
Saturday is the dramatic picture,
“Mr. Skeffington” with Bette Da
vis and Claude Rains. Here is a
great dramatic picture with a
stirring plot. A selfish woman al
ways straining for admiration and
vanishing youth, honestly faces
herself when her broken husband
returns from Germany blind but
filled with memories of her past
beauty and their love. It’s a great
picture because of its acting and
The Lowdown: A good picture
and one worth seeing.
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