The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 28, 1944, Image 1

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» WIN DIAL 4-5444 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE CITY OF COLLEGE STATION FOR PEVEILLE Texas AtM B College alion BI-WEEKLY STUDENT NEWSPAPER TEXAS A. & M. DEEP IN AGGIELAND VOLUME 44 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, TUESDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 28, 1944 NUMBER 48 Aggies Prime For Thanksgiving Tilt With Longhorns 44,000 Expected To Attend Memorial Stadium Clash Head Yell Leader To Set Off Bonfire Tonight At Seven-Thirty Yell Practice Held; Team Introduced A. & M. will hold its annual Bonfire and pre-Thanksgiving game rally tonight beginning at 7:30 when head yell leader Hayes Stripling puts a match to the huge bonfire on the drill field. This will initiate the evening’s fes tivities which will include a talk by Coach Homer Norton and the introduction of the football team to the corps. Upon his introduction each member of the team will be allowed to say anything he wishes to the corps concerning Thursday’s game. Along with Norton the re mainder of Aggie coaching staff will be presented in the program. Also due to make a short talk is Dean Kyle, and efforts are being made to have C. W. Crawford, chairman of the Athletic Council, speak to the congregation. Craw ford succeeded Kyle upon the lat ter’s resignation recently. Stripling announced his belief that this year’s Bonfire will be as large as last season’s as the fresh men have undertaken the project enthusiasticly. He added that the Spirit of Aggieland would be play ed at the end of the yell practice which will be held after the Bon fire has been set off and everyone should remain solemn and walk away from the yell practice quiet ly- Stripling also stated that a mid night yell practice lasting twenty minutes will be held in front of the Stephen F. Austin Hotel as permission has been obtained from the Austin Police Department. A short yell practice will also be held at the dance during the intermis sion in Gregory Gymnasiurft he added. SKIN THE STEERS College Women’s Club Honors New Members With Tea in Y.M.C.A. On Friday afternoon, November 24th, the College Women’s Social Club entertained in the Y.M.C.A. parlors with a tea given in honor of new members. The Social Club is composed of all wives whose husbands are connected with the College. The reception line was headed by Mrs. Gibb Gilchrist, club presi dent, who introduced callers to new members. The rooms were decorat ed with a profusion of fall flowers artistically arranged in large floor baskets and in small containers on occasional tables. The lace laid tea table was ar ranged under the supervision of Mrs. L. L. Fouraker. The central motif was a green wicker basket attractively tilted to display a scattered arrangement of purple cockscomb, bachelor buttons, and (See COLLEGE. Page 4) SKIN THE STEERS Beth Penberthy’s Red Setter Takes First Place In Canine Show A red Irish Setter, shown by Beth Penberthy took first place in the Sixth Annual Dog and Pet Show of the A. & M. Consolidated school, held last Saturday night at the Animal Husbandry pavilion on the A. & M. College Campus. Sec ond place was taken by a German Shepherd, shown by Van Adamson, and third place by a bulldog, shown, by Kitty Ann Logan. Katrinka, a Great Dane and her twelve weeks old puppies, placed first in the most unusual entry ex hibit, with a mouse in a jar, sec ond in this classification. Van Adamson took the ribbon for the best exhibitor of the entire show, with his handling of his German Shepherd dog. The show and the judging was watched by one of the largest crowds to attend the Dog and Pet (See CONSOLIDATED, Page 4) TO FACE LONGHORNS IN CRUCIAL MEMORIAL STADIUM CLASH THURSDAY CHARLES SHIRA WALTER HICCIHS CO-CAPTAIN COTTON HOWELL BULLET GRAT PAUL VATU ' HM CASHION CO-CAPTAIN SU£PY LEAGUE MONTE MONCRIEF noil UMaatr bobbtcoff juaton chermo spASnr ebesu BOB BUTCHOFSKY DAMON TASSOS MANN SCOTT seorge McAllister SHIFTY SHEETS HM PARMER MAN DENTON CEUE SPIRES ABE ABRAHAM Texas u. Pre-Game Dance Begins At 9 T. u. will honor the Aggies with a pre-game dance, Wednesday night at 9 p.m. at the Gregory Gymnasium. Tickets are $1.50 and may be purchased at the door. A. & M.’s own Agigeland Orches tra will furnish the music for the evening. The orchestra now has 16 pieces including brass, reed, and rhythm sections. It will be under the direction of W. B. Turner and Natalie Lane will furnish the vocals. The dance is a traditional affair, being held before every A. & M.- T. u. game played at Memorial (See CORPS, Page 4) Standard Oil Executive Adresses Petroleum Engineer Club Membersd Discussing his experiences while serving as chief petroleum en gineer for the Lago Pertoleum Company in Venezuela during the past fourteen years, Joseph A. Holmes addressed a meeting of the Petroleum Engineering Club in the Petroleum Building last Friday night. Having stopped over on the campus to confer with some Vene zuelan students here, Holmes had been extended an invitation to speak to the Petroleum students by Harold Vance, head of the College Petroleum Department, and a long time friend of his. At the meeting, Holmes discussed the history of Petroleum develop ment in Venezuela and the possi bilities for future exploration on the South American Continent. To give the students a better interpre tation of Petroleum activity in Venezuela, he showed several films disclosing the major oil fields which centered chiefly around the Lake Maracaibo region. A graduate of Lehigh University and the University of Venezuela, Holmes has been employed by the Standard Oil Company since grad uation and his oil work has in cluded service in Wyoming, Colo- (See LECTURER Page 3) Longhorn Staff Is Announced Marc B. Smith Jr., Senior Agri cultural Administration student from Ft. Worth, and Editor of the 1944-45 Longhorn, announced to day the names of the members of his Longhorn Staff. Gregory Shifflette, Pre-Law major from Gladewater, was named Associate Editor, and Dwight McAnally, a Chemical En gineering student from Dallas, was named assistant Editor. The Junior Editor is Delbert Runyon, a Veterinary Medicine student, Jere Higgs, Chemical En gineering major from Dallas, was (See LONGHORN, Page 4) Aggies To Break Memorial Stadium Jinx And Win One For Reveille As Game Is Dedicated To Her Memory By Eli Barker Thursday evening at 2:30 the Aggie football team will go to Memorial Stadium to play and beat the Texas university Longhorns for Reveille, the plain, unpedigreed member of the canine family who was A. & M.’s mascot before her death on January 18, 1944. But in a larger sense, “Rev,” as her friends called her, has not died be cause she lives on in the memory of countless Aggies all over the world who remember her as a true symbol of life at Aggieland. Like her, bloodline, her date of appearance on the campus is un certain, but it is generally con ceded to be in 1931. It has only been since her death that the own er of “Rev” has! come to be known. Eddie Chew, veteran Negro em ployee of the A&M Athletic De partment obtained this puppy from a friend and took it to work with him one night. Having to work late, he couldn’t watch his pup, and she wandered off to a nearby high- Reveille in her blanket will be on the field Thursday in spirit to see the Aggies trounce the Longhorns. way, there to be run over by a passing car. All this took place south of the campus and some Ag gies returning to school found her by the side of the road. Naturally, she was brought to a dormitory to be cared for until well. This strange dog enjoyed a good night’s sleep but barked and showed her anger when awakened by the blowing of reveille the fol lowing morning. This is how she came to get her name. Rev recovered from her accident very rapidly and soon she was able to get to Sbisa Hall to get her own food. Getting into the mess hall was very difficult at first though because of a ruling against dogs being in the mess hall. This was solved very easily though when she decided to lead the Corps into Sbisa. After getting thrown out this time, her admirers saw to it that the rule was changed, and she was then given the run of every building on the campus. If Rev decided that she wanted a freshman’s bed for the night, then it was necessary for the fish to go somewhere else because the Aggie mascot got whatever she wanted, with no strings attached. (See AGGIES, Page 2) Aggies Have Never Won On Texas u. Field; Is Final Conference Test for Both Teams This is the week of the game of games as far as all Aggies are concerned, for Thursday afternoon will find the Cadets battling their ancient enemies, the Texas university Longhorns. The annual Thanksgiving Day tilt will be played in Memorial Stadium at Austin, a site where the Aggies have never tasted victory. Despite the fact that the conference race has already been won by T. C. U., no color and suspense has been taken away from this annual grudge battle which is the oldest football rivalry in the southwest. Around 44,000 spectators, filling every nook of Memorial Stadium, are expected for the game which will get under way at 2:30 p.m. In the conference race this year, the Longhorns boast wins over Arkansas and S. M. U. while they have lost to Rice and T. C. U. The Aggies have won from Rice and the Mustangs while falling before Arkansas and T. C. U. However, the Cadets have just started roll ing the past few weeks and are due to reach their peak in Austin, while the Steers have been slipping dur ing the later stages of the chase. For the full season, the Orange and White have broken even in their games, winning from South western and Oklahoma and losing to Oklahoma A. & M. and Randolph Field in non-conference affairs. The Cadets have a season’s record of six wins and three losses, win ning from Bryan Air Field, Texas. Tech, L. S. U., and N. T. A. C., while losing to Oklahoma in a non conference contest. Third Installment Fees Is Payable Now Third installment of Main tenance fees of $53.00, payable December 1-9 inclusive can be paid now. These fees include board $41.40, room $8.05 and laundry $3.55 to February 2, 1945. The Cashier of the Fiscal De partment will accept these fees from 8:00 a. m. until 1:30 p. m. Juniors Elect New Officers As Baetz, Huebner In Army C. R. West Named Pres. C. T. Trickey Vice Pres. As Earnest Baetz and John Heubner were called to the armed forces recently; the Junior Class held a meeting last Thursday eve ning in the Assembly Hall and elected new officers. Charles R. West, Liberal Arts major from Marianna, Arkansas was named President, and Charles T. Trickey, an Agriculture student was elected to the office of Vice- President. Jere Higgs will retain his position as Secretary-Treas urer. Baetz and Huebner, both Chemi cal Engineering students, were elected at the beginning of the Fall Semester. West has previously served the class as its Freshmen and Sopho more President, and Trickey now holds the rank of Sergeant Major in the Corps. SKIN THE STEERS AST Unit Dance Will Be Saturday Plans have been completed for the formal Battalion Dance of A. S. T. Unit 3800 which is to be held Saturday night, December 2, from 9 p.m. to 12 p.m., in Sbisa annex, with the Aggieland Orchestra fur nishing the music. All military of ficers stationed at A&M have been invited to the dance. George Reech, class of ’47. went to Denton on November 18 to make arrangements with Mrs. Mattie (See DANCE, Page 2) SKIN THE STEERS Freshmen Have Pictures Taken Mon. Freshman pictures for the Long horn will be made in the following order: All freshmen living in Dorms 14 and 15 must have their pictures made for the Longhorn during the week of Dec. 4-9. All freshmen living in Dorms 16 and 17 will have their pictures made during the week of Dec. 11- 16. All freshmen living in Walton, Milner and Mitchell Halls will have their pictures made from Dec. 18- 21. After the Christmas holidays, all freshmen living in Law, Puryear, Bizzell Halls, and all day fresh men, will have their pictures made during the week of Jan. 4-9. Company commanders will by all means have their company pic tures for the Longhorn turned in by December 6th at the very lat est, and sooner if possible. Both teams should be in top shape for this game, as each eleven has had nearly two weeks rest since their last outing. The big question mark wlil probably be Bobby Layne, the ace passer and sparkplug of the Longhorn’s of fense. If Layne is able to go full speed, then the Texas passing game will be a dangerous weapon, but if Layne is not up to top form the Aggies should have no trouble halting the Steer’s running game. Coach Dana Bible has built his entire offense around the brilliant Layne, and when the former High land Park star is not in the game, the Longhorns have failed to show a dangerous punch. Besides Layne, the Orange and White will exhibit some of the out standing gridders in the Southwest. Herb Bechtol has been rated as the best end in the conference this year. He was going great until he suffered a broken jaw in the S. M. U. game, but he has seen no action since. His performance in the A. & M. game will likely be one of the deciding factors. Jack Sachse and Harold Fischer, a pair of dis charged marines, are rated as two of the finest linebackers in the country. These two boys have each earned two varsity letters at the Austin school, and have been the defensive stars all season. Sachse plays center on the offense while Fischer has been converted from the guard position to the blocking back position. However, Fischer is expected to be back at his old guard slot for Thursday’s game. (See MAROON. Page 3) SKIN THE STEERS Orchestra, Singing Cadets Appear On Guion Stage Show Mary Holick, C. R. Wood Are Visiting Artists Saturday night at 7:00 P. M. the Aggieland Orchestra and the Sing ing Cadets, both under the direc tion of W. M. Turner, presented their second musical show of the fall. Since its last appearance the orchestra has added a string sec tion, including two violins, to bring (See PROGRAM, Page 2)