The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, June 20, 1946, Image 2

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AGE 2 THE BATTALION THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 20, 1946 Your Medical Service ... Recently some 60 students were required to take phy sical examinations to participate in an approved college course, Aero 221. A number of these students reported to the hospital, inquiring as to the time they could have such k an examination. They were instructed to contact physicians at their own expense for such examinations. The additional medical fee incurred varried from two dollars to six dollars. During the past week there were three patients at the hospital confined to the wards. This great number was for one day only. The hospital is manned by one full time doc tor, an assistant superintendent, two nurses on each ward shift, two nurses on sick call, two technicians and various administrative and maintenance assistants. Only when he nurses are in doubt as to the proper treatment which should be given does the doctor see sick call patients. ' He must make his rounds to the ward, to see those patients confined. Any medical service connected with courses of the col lege and medical services benefiting the health of the stu dents while attending A. & M. College should be rendered by the college hospital. Perhaps the doctor is overworked. We know there used to be two doctors there, but now there are only some 3,000 students. Perhaps the hospital should be “put on the line.” Your Answer . . . He came, he spoke, and we sent him to Washington. Many years ago, when a few of us were sophomores, and many of us were “fish” and many more were still in high school, the governor was invited to speak before the student body at yell practice. Accepting the privileged invitation, he mounted the “Y” steps, took advantage of his position, held the gathering of the clan for over an hour with boring figures and data concerning problems of little interest to the stndents of Texas’ leading college. The majority of students were them below voting age, and were not eligible to affect his return to the capitol. He later left Texas as Senator, while many of us were in the service and handicapped either by slow mail or “sold iers privileged to voice our opinion. In congress, like any other senator who attends sessions, he has made good moves . as well as bad ones. The Battalion is not entering politics. It is merely pas sing on to you the personal opinion of your senator. The use of the “I” and “my” far surpasses the fact that he is there to represent you, me—us. This is his opinion. Recently the Ex-Servicemen’s Club telegraphed both Texas Senators encouraging affirmative action on the OPA legislation. One senator was out of the country at the time the vote was i taken. The following reveals the action taken by the second: “I consider the OPA an unconstitutional agency and cannot therefore vote for it. It is my view that we can work better to prevent inflation, disruption of our economy, and for the protection of our citizens within rather than without the framework of our constiution.” signed W. Lee O’Daniel. What Is Academic Freedom?... Because hard-to-define academic freedom has become an important issue in the Texas political campaign, those words have been used and abused more than ever in the past few weeks. T. U. stands censured for lack of academic freedom; in the meantime some of the candidates for gov ernor are—believe it or not—campaigning for office on the ^yjjQiylds..that 4 they are against academic freedom! Bme ox' the politicians have written weird doctrines Bxeir campaign speeches. Since these doctrines con- h ^ Wiigher education, the Batt feels compelled to set Bxt some of the facts now obscured by political somke- Hms. Academic freedom means the right to search for truth. It also involves the right to refuse to teach what is known to be untrue, even when a political group in power desires that truth be suppressed. [ Academic freedom does NOT give a teacher the right to proselyte for his ideological or ideosyncratic beliefs in the classroom, as these politicians have intimated. It does assure a professor of the right to describe, in appropriate classes at appropriate times, what is going on in the world, ' even though we may not approve of such variant philoso phies, To refuse to learn is to bury our heads in sand. It is appropriate, in an economics class, to discuss the Texas paradox—why the richest state should have so low a iMedian per-capita income. (It was in this field that the T. U. storm started.) It is appropriate, in a sociology class, to discuss the moral collapse of many young people during the war. Crime statistics will hardly make students ad herents of free love. rair Enough The court decision in the Sweatt case (in which a Negro sought admission to T. U.’s law school) seems to be a fair decision which should satisfy all parties. The court gives Prairie View six months in which to set up a law school for Negroes. Only a beginning can be made in that time, but it should open a new era for the school at Hemp stead. A Fighting Editor . . . For years the Daily Texan and the Battalion have con ducted a journalistic battle that resembled the athletic war fare between T. U. and A. & M. Come next September, the battle of words no doubt be resumed in full fury. In the meantime, however, the Batt salutes the Daily Texan for the fight it has been making in the name of acad emic freedom and high standards. Retiring Editor Horace Busby will long be remembered as a fighting editor. *> STUDENT WEEKLY NEWSPAPER Office, Room 5, Administration Building, Telephone 4-5444, Texas A. & M. College. The Battalion, official newspaper of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas and the City of College Station, is published three times weekly and circulated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, except during the months of June, July and August, when it is published weekly and circulated on Thursday. Member Pbsocided Cr>lle6icrfe Press Entered as second-class matter at Post Office at College Station, Texas, under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1870. Subscription rate $3.00 pec school year. Adrertising rates on request. Represented nationally by National Advertising Service, Inc., at New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. H. O. "Hub” JOHNSON, JR. Co-Editor VICK LIND LEY Managing Editor U. V. JOHNSTON Sports Editor WENDELL MeCLUBB Advertising Manager PAUL MARTIN, WALLACE H. BENNETT, FEED ENGLISH, KATHY WALLACE — - Reporters •ALLEN SELF - Co-Editor •On summer leave. Vets Dance This Weekend lumUivon ‘What’s the matter, bud, aren’t you an active member?’ PENNY’S SERENADE By W. L. Penberthy When Luke Patranella passed away in Mexico City last Satur day this community lost one of its finest citizens. Luke was the owner of the grocery store that bears his name, but he spent about as much time in worthwhile community activities as he did in the opera tion of his business. He was not only interested, but put his in terest to work in an effort to bet ter the community in every way possible. He was active in such organizations as the church, the school, the scouts, the Chamber of PRES. GILCHRIST GETS HONORARY DEGREES The honorary doctor of law de gree was conferred on President Gibb Gilchrist by Baylor Univer sity at its graduating ceremonies closing the 101st school year. This week Southwestern also awarded an honorary degree to the A. & M. president. —SINGLE VETS— (Continued From Page 1) live in Hart and Walton is small when compared to the total num ber of married men wishing to go to school here. To us there are only two cours es which the school could possib ly follow: (1) Return Walton and Hart to the great body of students needing adequate living conditions in September, or (2) Convert all of the dormitories in to apartments and “give the boot” to all single men. Our only desire is to have some feasible reason advanced as to why we should live under unde sirable and detrimental conditions when it isn’t necessary. Would the benefits gained by such a small number of students equal ize the hardships that the greater number of students would have to endure ? Sincerely, James Smith, Arthur W. Smith, Wilbur S. Shea, Nixon B. Schrader, Jr., Joyce E. Litlow, Allen W. McCoy, Jesse E. Shivers, Frederick B. Davis, Abner H. Po sey, Jack D. Swatzell, John E. Washburn, Wallace P. Robertson, H. A. Staine, Sam S. Williams. (It is planned that dorm 14, which is not mentioned in the above epistle, will house single students come the Fall semester. Walton and Hart will continue to be married quarters. The follow ing is recommended: 1. Attend the Ex-Servicemen’s Club Friday night and air the prob lem. 2. Recompute and see if, by using the 146 rooms in Hart and the 176 rooms in Walton, the three-in-a-room problem would be solved. That would mean that some 966 rooms would be eased of the new policy. 3. Look up the health record of 1937-39 when this was a require ment and not a policy in the ma jority of the dormitories. 4. Consideration be given to the fact that the majority of the vets occupying the two room conven ient (?) apartments are in the last three semesters and will soon make room for other married students, maybe you or your pres ent room mate. If you’re really hot on the sub ject, there’s a lot you haven’t brought out. The prefabs could have been used to house single men, the co-ops could have been included in your report, and you could have insisted that the “bull” move out of Ross and return it to single students—many of us have lived there—and incidentally —three in a room too.—Ed.) Pemberthy Egg hunt he Commerce, and any other organi zation aimed at betterment of the city. Any worth while project that was 1 a u n c hed could count on the wholeheart- e d cooperation and backing of Luke Patranella. Luke was very much interested in the youth of the community and got his great- e s t enjoyment from the Easter staged annually when thousands of eggs were col ored and hid in the “Ravine” for the little tots to find. Luke’s idea of success was not measured in the amount of world ly goods one accumulated, but in the extent to which one gained the love and respect of his fel low man. He once told me that his father had impressed upon him the importance of a good name, and so the building of a good name was his chief aim in life, and no one can doubt that he went the second mile in attaining this goal. Luke Patranella was most defi nitely a part of this community and one’s thoughts of College Station were not complete if they failed to include him. The finest compliment I can pay him is to say that I do not know of anyone who would be missed by as many people, of all ages and classes, in as many ways and on as many oc casions as we will miss our friend Luke. Milkmen Wake Students For Early Classes By Hub “Milkman Keep Those Bottles Quiet” . . . this is the new song in th Project House and “Pre-fab” area for two veterans who have thought up probably one of the best ways of making a little extra money. . . . Jimmie Walker, ’40 and Ross Spradling ’43 are now de livering A. and M. Creamery milk. So, if your sleep is interupted by the breaking of glass, it’s time to get up and go to class anyway. Congratulations to the post ers of the warning signs “Slow, Watch for Children” along the road to Southside. Now, how about a sign pr- venting parking along this road so one can see the child ren and the grown-ups. This road is one bottle neck being as harrow as it is, but with parking along the side and college and construction trucks passing at all times of the day, things get pretty tough. Is the $65 too small ? Can you and the wife get by on the $90? We know the answer to this one, for if you’re spending like we are you could use quite a bit more. Take a look at that story you probably passed up about the ROTC con tracts last week. The new deal i looks better than the one we had six years ago. Seems as though there are a lot of new deals connected the army. This past week Gen eral Doolittle and his commit tee turned their recommenda tions over to the War Depart ment. In general they have decided that there should be an improvement of officers through a more careful selec tion, better training, proper assignment, promotion by se lection and elimination of the a general issuance of uniforms to officers and enlisted men alike; a retirement system based upon shorter periods of service; a reorganization of the Inspectors General Depart ment and a new pay scale, one comparable to that of in dustry. General Anderson’s plan, pre sented to Reserve Officers last week in Guion Hall, is the answer to many veterans’ desire for flying time and privileges. Of course the War Department has a purpose behind the plan; they’ve never been known to organize any thing without one—or have they? But it will serve hundreds of ex air force “flyboys” while here at college as well as the veteran airmen profs and residents of Brazos County. Classics and Swing Records Enjoyed on A. and M. Campus Let Us Solve Your PICTURE FRAME WORRIES Discharge Papers, Diplomas — All Valuable Papers An excellent stock of moulding to make frames for everything worth framing. Prices Right — Prompt Service AGGIELAND STUDIO North Gate GUION HALL THEATER BOX OFFICE OPEN 1 P.M.; CLOSE 8:30 P.M. TODAY “TOO YOUNG TO KNOW’ — with — Joan Leslie - Robert Hutton FRIDAY and SATURDAY “TARZAN and the “AMAZONS” — with — Johnny Weismuller — Plus Second Feature — Jack Benny - Don Ameche — in — “IT’S IN THE BAG” SUNDAY and MONDAY TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY “DRAGON SEED” — with — Katherine Hepburn Walter Huston THURS. - Bargain Day “CHINA SKY” — with — Randolph Scott Ruth Warrick Ellen Drew by Ferd English Alvino Ray’s newly established orchestra has made a recording of superb little jump tune en titled SEPULVEDA. The world famous boulevard is musically de scribed by the lilting voice of Jo Ann Ryan. On the back is an en tirely different treatment of “The Flight of the Bumble Bee” entitled BUMBLE BOOGIE that At The Movies TARZAN AND THE AMA ZONS represents one-half of a double feature showing at Guion hall Friday and Saturday. Tar- zan and his mate go deep in the wilds to rescue their son from a fanatic tribe of Amazons. Its running mate is IT’S IN THE BAG starring Jack Benny and Don Ameche. The story concerns a will for $12,000,000 that is hidden in one of a group of antique chairs that are sold. The track ing down of the chairs makes good comedy. At the Campus THE BLUE DAHLIA, starring Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd will be flashed Sunday and Monday. The show is of the highly adventurous type that has made Ladd one of the screen’s most famous tough guys. Friday and Saturday they offer a twin bill, Joan Davis and Jack Haley in GEORGE WHITE’S SCANDALS and A GAME OF DEATH. The Palace is featuring WALK IN THE SUN starring the up and coming actor, Dana Andrews. The run begins with a midnight pre view on Saturday night, and runs on through Tuesday. Just another war story. Air-Conditioned Opens 1:00 P.M. — 4-1181 THURSDAY — LAST DAY Paramount Presents BETTY HUndN ARTURO deCORDOVA FRIDAY and SATURDAY 2 Big Features No. 1 No. 2 Joan Davis Jack Haley “GEORGE WHITE’S SCANDALS” also color cartoon SUNDAY and MONDAY ALAN LADD VERONICA LAKE WILLIAM BENDIX * Plus Cartoon — News TUBS. - WED. - THURS. PAT ADOLPHE iiliN O’BRtEN • MENJOU • DREW RUDY VALLBE • FOtTtMW BOHANOVA LmrnSn PMdncw RO*EKI fEIXOWS • Directed b,-8AY WRIGHT lcr»«. no, b, EDWIN HNWEV HUH Cartoon — Short features the Rey guitar backed up by some very hot sidemen. The new Rey organization is headed somewhere, and it looks like that somewhere is the top. For the Harry James fans, there is a new arrangement of the oldy WHO’S SORRY NOW. It features the trumpet of the maestro and also a very good vocal by Willie Smith. The bot tom is a smooth arrangement of I DIDN’T MEAN A WORD I SAID, warbled by Buddy di Vito. Vaughn Monroe’s latest release is a swingy number called WHO TOLD YOU THAT LIE? Guess who helps the Moon Maids put the song across. The flipover is IT’S MY LAZY DAY, a tune that is definitely in the summer mood. Both sides make good listening. For sophisticates of the classi cal school, Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra have recorded Dvorak’s long-popular NEW WORLD SYMPHONY. This work was written in 1892-93 dur ing the composer’s sojourn in America. It was inspired by a pupil of Dvorak’s named H. T. Burleigh, a competent Negro singer and composer, who sang spiritual and slave songs to his teacher. The present perform ance has been released by Colum bia. New record material is a viny- lite plastic that eliminates sur face noise, bounces without break ing when dropped, is pleasantly colored. Thus far its use has been confined to four albums of classical music. These albums have come out under Victor label. The Texas A. & M. Development Fund accepts contributions from ex-students for scholarships, re search and special projects. aitfsett SUMMER IS FOR YOU! in a Jantzen. Jantzen practically invented summer years ago by dreaming up swim suits to make you look wonderful, feel wonderful while swim ming and sunning. These new Jantzens have in- and - out - of - water glamour plus freedom of action, thrill ing new lines, marvelous new fabrics . . . and brilliant new colors. Priced 5.95 to 9.95 in sizes for all. LESTER’S SMART SHOP Bryan