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

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DIAL 4-5444
Texas AtM
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
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
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
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)
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
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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
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
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
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.
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)
Freshmen Have
Pictures Taken Mon.
Freshman pictures for the Long
horn will be made in the following
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-
All freshmen living in Walton,
Milner and Mitchell Halls will have
their pictures made from Dec. 18-
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)
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)