The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, August 15, 1946, Image 1

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T S 1 ? 46 Texas AaM A.. ice lile ul- m rit, m li st ter ;lie at er, m ie Dance Tomorrow At Final Ball The B College alion utr * r » ss .LISEEiOll Register Wednesday For Fall Term VOLUME 45 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 15, 1946 NUMBER 77 Final Ball Friday Night Features Teddy Phillips’ Orchestra «- e as if- pti is a ,1- lS ai it- d- * # Will Sing at Final Ball Trudy Marsh, lovely vocalist of the Teddy Phillips Orchestra, who will sing in Sbisa Hall Friday night. Annex at Bryan Army Air Field To House Some Fish and Vets This Fall Dr. M. T. Harrington Will Head Staff of 30 Instructors There Sbisa Dance Sponsored by Vets; Open to Everyone on the Campus Athletic, Student Activities Offices Give New Policies Student Athletic Coupon Books and Publication Cards To Be Issued Sept. 7 and 9 The Athletic Department and Student Activities Office an nounced late yesterday the fol lowing polipy on purchase of Stu dent Activities Fees: The Student Activity Fee for the school year 1946-47 will cost $16.00. This includes admission to all home athletic contests of Texas A. & M. teams, and sub scriptions to the Battalion and the Longhorn. Athletic Coupon' Books and publication cards will be issued pn September 7 and 9 to those who pay the student activity fee. Those students who register and pay the student activity fee on August 21 will be issued coupon books and cards on September 7 and 9. Any available coupon books af ter September 9 will be placed on sale to students at the Athletic Office upon presentation of prop er registration receipt. VA Action Uncertain Due to the fact that the appeal to the headquarters of the Vet eran Administration for the pur chase of student activities fees for students attending college un der the G. I. Bill of Rights is still uncertain, veterans would be wise to purchase activities fees at reg istration on August 21, and Sep tember 7 and 9. Aggie Stables To • Open October 1 Twt» veterans of World Wor II, T. C. Phillips, ex-Aggie and T. K. Fargo, a Colonel in the Army Air Forces, are planning to open their Aggie Boarding and Riding Sta bles on Oct. 1. These stables are located four miles south of East Gate on Highway 6. There are 432 acres on the premises which will be broken into bridle paths, jump courses, school ing polo field, quarter track and roping arenas. Plans are being made for a roping pen 400’ by 150’ which will be available to stu dents by the payment of monthly dues. The dues will purchase the necessary livestock requested by the members. Later on there will be a membership fee for the en tire area, as it will reduce the fee of rental horses and other en tertainment. Competition with other polo and roping teams is highly recommended. The date of the opening has been set at Oct. 1, but due to the construction material shortage, it may not be met. Even so, they feel sure that the 39 stalls, of which 19 are ready now, and the roping arena, polo field, and quar ter track will be available. Chief horse wrangler will be Joe Lawson, discharged veteran, who was formerly in the Cavalry unit of the Military Department of Texas A. & M. J. Matt Carr Joins Sanitary Eng. Dept. J. Matt Carr of Waco has been appointed associate professor of municipal and sanitary engineer ing at Texas A. & M. College and will begin his duties September 1, it was announced today by Dr. S. R. Wright, head of the civil engineering department. Three men with drum-major ex perience will lead the two hundred and twenty piece Texas Aggie Band in September. The head drum- major will be Phillip B. Kosub of San Antonio, Texas, who is a sen ior, majoring in Electrical Engin eering. He is twenty years of age and an ex-serviceman. He is a graduate of Brackenridge High School and while there was a drum- major in the band and a member of the orchestra. Kosub is an ex cellent cornet player and is a first division winner in comet solos. During the spring term of ’46, he was the captain of the Aggie Field Artillery Band. The drum-major of the one hun dred and ten piece Infantry Band will be Paul Allen Jr., of Luling, Texas, who is a senior, majoring in Pet. - M. E. He is nineteen years of age and also an ex-serviceman. Allen graduated from Luling High School in 1943 as the valedictorian of his class and the drum-major of the high school band. During the spring term of ’46, he was second in command of the A. & M. Field Artillery Band. v Pinch-hitter Vick Lindley, appointed Co-edi tor of the Battalion until next student elections. Lindley, a Phy sics major, has been managing editor of the Battalion for the Spring and Summer sessions. Veterans Club Hears Report On Mess Hall Plans A permanent mess-hall commit tee, which will meet every month to hear suggestions about eating facilities at A. & M., was set up by the Ex-Servicemen’s Club at its special meeting Monday night. Chairman Shaw of the previous mess hall investigating committee, which made its final report, made two recommendations to college authorities: first, that a dietician be employed by the college; second, that the supervisor of subsistance, J. C. Peniston, be sent on a trip to various colleges in Texas serv ing “family style” meals to check on the practicability of serving family-style meals to veterans eventually. (During the fall se mester, family-style meals will be for cadets only.) Shaw stated that the committee believes the staffs of the two col lege mess halls ai’e making the best of a difficult situation, ad mittedly not satisfactory to any one. He reported a request from Peniston that such expensive meats as bacon and ham not be requested by veterans at the cafeteria until the wholesale prices of these meats come down. * Hubert O. “Hub” Johnson, Jr., co-editor of the Battalion elected by the veterans, presented his res ignation effective with the last is sue this summer, as he is among those graduating this summer. Vick Lindley, managing editor for the past two terms, was named to serve as co-editor until the next Club elections. The club heard reports from Bennie A. Zinn, veterans advisor, soon to become assistant dean of men, and from H. L. Heaton, re gistrar, on plans for next week’s registration. A vote of thanks \\*s given Mr. Heaton for the improv ed plan of registration in use this summer. A suggestion that the club spon sor au American Legion post was tabled, with the remark that any such post should be organized out side the Ex-Servicemen’s Club. Darrell Manly reported that a new constitution, being drawn up by a special committee, would be ready for presentation to the club in the Fall. The present con stitution was adopted when there were only about fifty veterans. J. B. Cooper of Houston, a for mer drum-major of the John Rea gan High School Band, will be the drum-major of the Field Artillery Band. Graduating from high school in the class of ’44, he immedately entered A. & M. He is a senior, eightppn vears of age, majoring in Architecture. Last year, Cooper was the Sgt. Major of the A. & M. Band. With the famous Texas Aggie Band reaching a strength of two hundred and twenty in September, the experience of these fortifier drum-majors will add greatly to the marching, maneuvering, and control of the band. ATTENTION GRADUATES Graduating Seniors who have not yet paid for their gradu ation announcements are asked to stop at the Student Activities office in the Administration Building and see Grady Elms, assistant manager. 184 Summer Grads To Get Degrees; Many Are Masters No Ceremony Scheduled for Group; Largest to Complete Work In Summer One hundred eighty-four Texas A. & M. College students will be candidates for degrees at the end of the current summer term Aug ust 24, the largest number of stu dents ever to complete require ments for graduation during a reg ular summer session, according to college officials. Of the degrees to be conferred, 14 are Master of Education and nine Master of Science. Among the baccalaureate degree candidates are 21 for Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Adminis tration; 13 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education; four Bachelor of Science in Agricul tural Engineering; two Bachelor of Science in Landscape Art; and 24 for Bachelor of Science in Ag riculture. In the School of Arts and Sciences there are eight candi dates for Bachelor of Arts de grees in Liberal Arts; six candi dates for Bachelor of Science in Economics; and nine candidates for Bachelor of Science in Science. In the School of Engineering, LaVere Brooks of Dallas is the only candidate for the Bachelor of Architecture degree; six are candidates in Aeronautical Engin eering; two in Architectural En gineering; eleven in Chemical En gineering; seven in Civil Engineer ing; ten in Industrial Education; fourteen in Mechanical Engineer ing; five in Petroleum Engineer ing; and one in Engineering Ad ministration. There are ten candidates for the Degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Candidates - seeking Master’s De grees in Education are Jess Dee Bellamy, Lampasas; William Al len Bloodworth, Lexington; Hal bert Chester Boyd, Lewisville; Clyde U. Butler, Fort Worth; Ev erett Douglas Clement, Granger; James D. Cody, Fort Worth; Ray mond Nash Cowart, Wesson, Miss.; George Raymond Freeman, Cor pus Christi; Everett Ruthven Glaz- ener, Poplarville, Miss.; Julian Clarence Green, Lufkin; Luther Peayson, Bryan; Edwin Euell Por ter, Huntsville; Norman Kerri gan Quarles, Nacogdoches; and Elbert D. Steele, Sidney, Texas. Candidates for Master’s Degrees in Science are Robert B. Glas gow, Baton Rouge, La.; Bryan P. Glass, Fort Worth; Gregory A. Hill, Gonzales; Nathan I. Mitch ell, Newcastle; Louis E. Otts, Jr., Cuero; Edward Bruce Parmelee, Helena, Arkansas; Michael R. Throckmorton, Twin Falls, Idaho; Raymond Alden Underhill, Col lege Place, Wash.; and Luther Joe Westbrook, Kerens, Texas. There will be no formal gradu ation ceremony for the granting of the degrees. Military Dept. Announces Plans Latest information from the Ar my Ground Forces indicate that the proposed pay and uniform al lowance for cadets with advanced contracts will not go into effect prior to July, 1947 as the legis lation has not yet been acted up on, according to a statement by Col. G. S. Melloy Jr., P.M.S. and T. at A. & M. The policy for the semesters of 1946-47 stipulates that all stu dents taking Military Science, either as an elective or with a contract must wear the prescribed uniform between Reveille and Re treat. Living with the corps is optional for veterans and in the case of non-veterans, decision will be rendered in each individual case. Tentative plans for corps organ ization are as follows: First Reg iment, Infantry, Second Regiment, Artillery, Third Regiment, Com posite. Civ. Engineers Gather For Bar-B-Q Friday Closing a restful summer in the way of outside activities civil en gineering students and members of the Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engin eers will gather at Bryan City Park tomorrow nite for a real old fashioned barbecue and picnic sup per. The affair will be attended by more than 80 persons who had made reservations yesterday morn ing. M. D. Jones, president of the student chapter, has planned an active and educational program for the coming year. Texas A&M College has acquired the vacant facilities at Bryan Ar my Air Field for use in housing and teaching overflow freshmen at the beginning of the fall se mester in September. These freshmen will include both veter ans and high-school graduates and they will live barracks style. There will be both double-deckei; and single beds, with plenty of room for each man. However, College Officials have stated this does not mean that an unlimited enrollment for the fall semester can be accepted. Re strictions on enrollment of out- of-state and college transfer stu dents will still be enforced. Num ber of teachers is the limiting factor. The college plans to run all utilities and the mess hall. The mess hall will require at least ninety employees. There are plenty of recreation al facilities available, including a picture show, snack bar, confec tionery, two athletic fields and a swimming pool. Also a chapel for non-denominational services. Dr. M. T. Harrington of the Chemistry Department has been named assistant to the dean of the college and will be the chief ad ministrative officer of the Bry an Field campus. Dr. Harring ton will have a staff of more than 30 instructors, and each adminis trative department including the Dean of Men and the Commandant Baptists Lead In Summer Numbers Baptists lead in enrollment here during this summer session. The total number of Baptists going to school at A. & M. this summer is 954 or 27.6 per cent of the to tal enrollment of 3,449 students as recorded by the Young Men’s Christian Association serving the college. The Methodists are in second place with 25.3 per cent; Catho lics third with 9.2 per cent; Pres byterians fourth with 8.5 per cent; and all other denominations make up the remaining 29.4 per cent. Records show that since the past spring term, the placings have not changed and the per centages vary but slightly. These records are compiled and kept by the Y.M.C.A. from print ed forms filled in by the students during registration. It should be noted that included in the 29.4 per cent listed above as other de nominations, 6.0 per cent are shown only as Protestants with 4.7 per cent recorded under no preference. of Cadets will have representa tives quartered at the field. Fresh men will receive identical course work at the main campus and in the classes at the Annex, includ ing Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Military Science and Tactics. Dr. Harrington stated that the word Annex was used to empha size the fact that the new addi tion of facilities was A. & M. Col lege just as truly as if it were located on the main campus. Texas A. & M. College students already are occupying apartments in Bryan Field Village, built out side the main enclosure during the war to house civilian employ es of the air field. Fifty heads of families have been commuting each day from Bryan Field to the campus for classes for several months. Opportunity rapped loudly last week for sixteen outstanding Texas high school graduates when each was awarded a four-year scholarship to Texas A. & M. Col lege at » luncheon here in their honor. Naming of the scholarship win ners, who only knew until the last moment that they were fin alists in a group of more than 500 graduates, marked the first step in the ambitious program of the Texas A. & M. College Develop ment Fund. The organization aims eventually to establish 100 annual scholarships, each paying from $200 to $300 per school year. Awarded for the first time Sat urday were Ten Texas A. & M. Opportunity Awards sponsored jointly by the College and Form er Students association; the A. F. Mitchell Opportunity Award cre ated by Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Mitch ell of Corsicana; and five Jesse H. Jones scholarships set up spe cifically for agriculture students by the internationally known Houston financier and philanthro pist, and his wife. Agronomy Society Eats Watermelon The Agronomy Society, spon sored this six weeks by Dr. Fer guson and Mr. Thompson, held its first August meeting last Wed nesday evening, August 7, in the form of a watermelon feed. About thirty five club members and guests were present at the coun try club park where the feast was held. “We’re not a ‘jump band, and we’re not a ‘Mickey Mouse’ out fit,” stated Teddy Phillips, baton weaver who brings his ci*ew of seventeen musicians and enter tainers to Sbisa Hall this Friday night for the summer terms Fin al Ball. The ball is being sponsored by the ex-serviceman’s club, but an invitation is extended to every one on the campus. The time of the dance is 8:30 till—General ad- Registration For Fall Semester To Be Held Wednesday Registration for students cur rently enrolled in A.&M. will be held in Sbisa Hall on Wednesday, August 21 from 1:00 P. M. till 5:00 P. M., according to the Reg istrar’s office. Registration will begin at the East entrance of Blue slips for re-registration are available at the Veterans’ Ad visory office now, according to Bennie Zinn. These must be turned in at the fiscal office for yellow slips prior to registration. Sbisa and enrollees will register in alphabetical order as in the two preceding terms. This method en ables those who registered other than first to get first choice at their schedules. Registration will be held in the following order:- All those whose surnames be gin with S, T, U, V, W, , Y, or Z will register from 1:00 to 2:00 P. M. All those whose surnames be gin with L, M, N, O, P, Q, or R will register from 2:00 to 3:00 P. M. All those whose surnames be gin with E, F, G, H, I, J, K, will register from 3:00 to 4:00 P. M. All those whose surnames begin with A, B, C, or D will register from 4:00 to 5:00 P. M. Schedules of classes and a photostatic copy of each student’s permanent record may be ob tained at the Registrar’s office in the Administration building on Monday, August 19. These photo static copies of students perma nent records are a new service offered to help the students de termine their deficiencies. Students in summer school must register on August 21 in order to be assured of a dormitory room for the fall semester. Students will be able to keep the room that they are now occupying if they so desire. First payment of fall semester fees must be made be fore leaving. H. L. Heaton, registrar, has re quested that whenever possible, each student make an effort to have all his classes in one sec tion. Classes will be held from 7:00 a. m. to 5:00 p.m. this Fall. Half of the scholarships will pay the winner $300 each school year, the remainder paying $200. Winners today hail chiefly from small towns and rural areas, only five of them having attended big- city high schools. The winners are: Texas A. & M. Opportunity Awards—Jimmy H. Morrow, Gra- ford, Palo Pinto county; John L. Hunt, 2211 Primrose, Fort Worth; Franklin A. Cleland, Genoa, Har ris county; Royce L. McClure, 211 South Clinton, Dallas; Carl G. King, Jr., 2522 Catherine, Dallas; Marvin H. Mueller, Brenham; Joe H. Mullins, Carizo Springs; Lan- non F. Stafford, 517 West Hard ing, San Antonio; John L. Tay lor, Rotan; and Joe P. Zumwalt, Hallettsville. A. F. Mitchell Opportunity Award—Vernon R. Porter, Italy, Texas. Jesse H. Jones Scholarships— James F. Robertson, Plainview; Robert H. Williams, Route 4, Wa co; Bobby J. Bland, Route 3, Merkel; Humberto V. Reyes, Berclair, Gojjad county; and Hen ry A. Simpson, 514 Marshalldell, Dallas. The awards were made for the scholarship committee and the donors by Gibb Gilchrist, presi dent of Texas A. & M. College, who welcomed the winners as fu ture Aggies and urged them to take advantage of the college edu cation offered them. In conjunction with the cere monies, the Albert Banta Fresh man Scholarship, which carries a stipend of $300 for the fresh man year only, was awarded Schley G. Barrett, Kaufman. mission $1.50. Phillips’ music is as fresh, and as modern as tomorrow’s head lines. He combines good musician- ship with good showmanship, pre senting a combination of solid mu sic and entertainment that is sel dom found in bands of the newer school. He carries two top flight vocal ists, lovely Trudy Marsh, and youthful Bill Howard^ who share the vocal honors with Phillips himself. The “Four Mountain eers” add variety by handling the comedy assignments in a sell-out manner. Phillips’ organization is com posed of five saxaphones, four trumpets, three trombones and three rhythm. Teddy has been striving constantly to give the country’s dance lovers something new in the way of beautiful, full and solid music. His “Music for Moderns” is a result of years of writing—over 90% of the ar rangements used by the band are written by Teddy himself. Phillips’ musical career dates back to the days when he was Ben Bernie’s protege. Later when Bernie passed away, Teddy was given the entire musical library of the “Old Maestro.” He used this as the backbone for forming his own orchestra and Phillips has often stated that he wished Ber nie were alive today to see if he would approve Phillips new idea. Seniors Petition For Exemption From Final Exams Members of the graduating sen ior class met with the executive committee Monday morning to dis cuss the matter of exempting sen iors who are graduating this summer semester, from final ex aminations. A petition that was favored by the members of the senior class covered the following points: (1) The time element involved in moving away from college the same day the last - final exam is taken. (2) The fact that graduat ing seniors are not required to take final exams in either of the semesters during the regular term. (3) The fact that there is a body of 184 who are candidates for de grees and that a body of this size warrants the privileges grant ed to graduating classes during the regular term. The executive committee gave neither encouragement or dis couragement, but made the state ment that the matter would be thoroughly investigated and that possibly a meeting of the academ ic council would be called. Barlow Issues Request for Ground School Instructors Ground-school instructors for the expanding pilot-training pro gram of Texas A. & M. College are needed in time to start a new flight course in September, Dr. H. W. Barlow, dean of engineer ing, announced this week. Applications from any quali fied persons will be welcomed at the office of the dean of engineer ing. Qualifications^ include the holding or ability to secure a CAA ground-school instructor’s certifi cate and experience in teaching CAA regulations, meterology, theory of flight, aircraft engines and general service of aircraft. Another private pilot’s course will begin in September, Dr. Bar- low said. Also, advanced train ing courses will be started during the coming spring semester. The first sixty trainees under the flight program are now finish ing their course and will soon receive their licenses. Persons wishing to register for private pilot courses may now do so at the office of the dean of engineering in the Petroleum En gineering Building. What’s Cooking Thursday, August 15 8:00 p. m. Intramural swimming meet. Friday, August 16 8:30 p. m. Final ball, Sbisa hall, Teddy Phillips orchestra. Mondav. Aueust 19 7:30 Fish & Game majors meet in room 314 of the AI Building. 7:35 Wives Style and Fashion at Sbisa Wednesday, August 21 1:00-5:00 p. m. Registration for fall semester. Three Well Experienced Drum Majors To Head Large 220 Piece Aggie Band Scholarships Awarded High School Graduates at Banquet