The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 10, 1946, Image 1

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Front Page Feature The Batt Problem Texas A*M The B alion See Page 3— Town Hall Presents VOLUME 46 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 10, 1946 NUMBER 6 Disciplinary System Now Undergoing Modification Dean Rollins and Col. Meloy Classify Punishment Under Two Major Groups TOWN HALL CALENDAR Pictured above from left to right are the leaders of the Junior Class. They are: Nathaniel “Jug” Leatherwood of “A” Battery Coast Artillery, President; Jack Adams of “A” Troop Cavalry, Vice- President; and Marvin Jones of “B” Battery Field Artillery, Secretary- Treasurer. Action to Be Taken By Dean or Military, According to Offense By STUART L. SPOEDE The entire disciplinary system for the Cadet Corps of Texas A. & M. is being revised. According to John W. Rollins, dean of men, there will be two types of punishment under the new system; punishment imposed by a company commander and punishment given after trial by a student court. For minor offenses such as be ing out of uniform or creating a disturbance in the dormitory, the amount and type of punishment will be set by the company com mander. He can give demerits, place one upon restriction, or he can assign offenders a tour of duty in the bull rinff. In any case he fills out a charge sheet stat ing the offense and what punish ment is to be imposed upon the offender. This charge sheet goes to the P.M.S. & T. and from there it is sent to the office of the dean of men where it is reviewed and either approved, disapproved or reduced in severity. The trial by student court will handle all major offenses such as drinking intoxicants on the cam pus, disturbing the peace and possession of liquor or firearms in the dormitories. This court will have the power to suggest that of fenders be dismissed from school if thought necessary. A table of maximum punish ments for all offenses is now be ing worked out by the Corps Coun cil. This table will prescribe how severe the disciplinary action shall be for a military or “Aggie Way of Life” violation. Such a revision was considered necessary to make sure that per sonalities and prejudice do not in terfere with the administration of justice by unit commanders, and in order that offenses will be pun ished with the same relative se verity by all organization com manders. In the past, most offenders were given demerits and were required to walk off all demerits over a certain number in the bull ring. As this was done on Saturday, it was hardly possible to leave the cam pus on a week end when bull ring duty had to be done. Under the new system there will be a bull ring conducted by the Military Science Department but under the office of the Dean of Men. Dean Rollins states that the changte will take place as soon as a few minor details are straight ened out. Academic Building Again Littered With That Pale TU Orange On Tuesday afternoon the mo notonous silence of the Academic Building was shattered as if a China closet loaded with cut glass had dropped from, the heavens above. It was merely an Aggie architect heading from class laden with fifteen bottles of paint. The only jar of paint which “busted” was Tu orange, and it ran in all directions—in typical Tu style! The guilty party held his head in shame as he tried to mop up his mess. At this time the architect student can hold his head high and say, “We can now literally walk all over that Tu orange!” Seniors W arned to Order Miniature Rings By Oct. 15 Mrs. Dell Bauer, senior ring clerk in the Registrar’s office, warns all graduating seniors who want miniature rings for their sweethearts to do so prior to Oc tober 15, in order to insure de livery in time for the winter sea son social activities. Miniature rings cost $2.14 this year, all of which are the same weight and finish. There is no choice of selection as is the case in ordering senior rings. Although the deadline date for ordering the smaller rings is Oc tober 15, orders for senior rings are sent to the factory on the first of each month. The process of receiving rings requires about one month, while delivery on the miniatures takes eight weeks. October 20: 3 p.m., Strauss Festival, Concert Orchestra, di rected by Oscar Straus. Nov. 6: Whittemore and Lowe, Duo-Pianists. Nov. 18: Lawrence Tibbett, Famous American Baritone. Jan. 15: Dr. Franz J. Polgar, Hypnotist, last season’s hit, re turned by popular request. Jan. 28: Patricia Travers, Vio linist. Feb. 20: Donald Dickson, Pop ular Radio Baritone. Other attractions, including the Sam Houston A Capella Choir and Aggieland’s Singing Cadets, will be announced later. Week-End Western Atmosphere Agrees With Aggie Rodeo Filing Deadline for Events October 15; Cowboy Garbs Obeyed Tuesday, October 15 ,will be the last day for persons wishing to enter the Aggie Rodeo as con testants, it was announced by Prince Wood, arena and rodeo di rector. All contestants must pay the entrance fee of $5.00 for each night they plan to participate be fore 6 p. m. on October 15. A rep resentative of the Saddle and Sir loin Club will be in the Animal Husbandry library in the Animal Industries building between 1 p. m. and 6 p. m. on this date for the purpose of collecting fees. Contestants under 21 years of age must secure a written state ment for their parents releasing the college of all responsibility in case of injury to the contestant concerned. This must be done be fore final entry can be made, Wood said. ENTRANTS MUST SIGN WAIVER; HAVE CONSENT Aggies entered in the Saddle and Sirloin Rodeo must sign a waiver of responsibility before they are permitted to partici pate. The paper should be sign ed in Room 207, Animal In dustries Building, Mr. Gray’s office. Boys under 21 must have the consent of their parents. It was also announced by Morty L. Mertz, president of the Saddle and Sirloin Club that the Com mandant has authorized the wear ing of western clothing by the Ca det Corps on Friday, October 18 from retreat to reveille on Satur day, October 19, and from imme diately after the football game on Saturday afternoon until reveille, Sunday morning. As of Monday afternoon, Octo ber 7, there had been a total of 43 entries in the five events, with 32 contestants participating. In the calf-roping contest there were 13 entries; 6 entries were (See RODEO, Page 2) So you want a place to live. . . So you’re getting married during the Christmas holidays and need a home for two. . •. . For the benefit of those mathe matically inclined and for those who are considering an investment in a trailer house, the Registrar, Chief of Housing, The Veterans Administration, and the Dean of Men put their heads together and emitted the following figures and statistics. It has been found that, as of this date, A. & M. College of Texas has the record enrollment of 8632. Of this figure, 6281 are veterans, and the remaining 2351 constitute the Cadet Corps. Un married veterans living in college dormitories total 3938, whereas there are 485 married vets living in apartments, dormitories, and trailer camps. Day students num ber <1379. Married couples are now living in Hart and Walton dormitories, Project Houses, Bryan Field, I Trailerville, Veterans Village, and October 15 is Set As Starting Date For Annual Photos Demopolus - Saunders, Co-Editors, State Longhorn Deadlines Beginning October 15, pictures will be taken for the 1947 Long horn, it was announced by Jimmy Demopolus and Harry Saunders, co-editors of the yearbook. The deadline for students having pic tures made will be December 15. Veterans can have pictures made at the A. & M. Photo Shop be tween October 15 and December 15. Coats and ties must be worn for all pictures. Seniors should re port to the Photo Shop at any time until October 22. In the case of all Corps members, blouses with ties are required. From October 23 to November 7 juniors will have their pictures taken at the A&M Photo Shop. Sophomores should report between November 8-22. Freshmen will be given from November 23 to Dec. 15 to have their pictures made for the Longhorn. A contest has been started by the Student Activities Office in order to obtain pictures for the annual. Each month a five-dollar prize will be awarded to the best picture depicting life on the A&M campus. AH pictures submitted will become the property of the Student Activities Office. Pictures will be accepted in Room 3 of th2 Administration Building between the hours of 8 and 5 each day. WILDLIFE CONFERENCE PLANS The 1947 North American Wild life Conference has been invited to Texas by workers in the wildlife field in Texas. Dr. W. B. Davis, head of the Fish and Game de partment of A. & M. announced. the A. & M. Annex trailer camp. Hart Hall will be eliminated from this list at the beginning of next semester, and Walton Hall is ten tatively scheduled to be used for single men again soon thereafter. Perhaps you have noticed the huge project just north of the Ad ministration Building—the large white buildings, which, for the most part, are being transported here from Foster Field in Victoria. This project will house 466 cou ples and will be furnished upon completion in December. Each building will accommodate four couples. Applications have already been taken and assignments made for next semester. Those who are losing faith in the housing shortage are urged to bear with us in this emergency. There’ll be better days. After all, if you think you’re crowded here, you have only to look at Tu in neighboring Austin where enrollment has passed a staggering 17,000! Cash Prize Given In Pic Contest The Student Activities of fice has announced that it will offer a cash prize of five dol lars each month for the best picture depicting campus life. Judges will be members of the Longhorn staff an dofficials of the Student Activities office. All pictures will become the property of the Student Activ ities office and the decisions of the judges will be final. Course for Radio Farm Directors Set For October 18-19 Arrangements have been made for the Radio Farm Directors field day, which will be held on the campus October 18 and 19, accord ing to C. W. Jackson, Extension Farm Radio Editor. Approximately twenty persons will attend the field day and will arrive on the afternoon of October 17 for the two day meeting. Reg istration on that date will take place in the Student Center build ing at the A&M Annex. Building number T-356 will be readied for occupancy by all mem bers of the short course. Meet ings will be in the Cabinet room of the YMCA. The course will be completed on Saturday, October 19 and all persons attending will vacate their barracks by noon of the next day. Humble Broadcasts A.&M.-LSU Battle Saturday evening at 8:05, the broadcast of the Texas A&M-LSU game will start with Hal Thomp son .and Dick Lyons at the mikes. Game will be broadcast from the LSU Stadium in Baton Rouge and will be cai'ried over stations KGKO, Dallas-Fort Worth; KXYZ, Houston; KM AC, San Antonio; KRIS, Corpus Christi and WTAW, College Station. At 7:50 p.m. Friday broadcast of the game between SMU and Oklahoma A&M will begin. Charlie Jordan will do the play-by-play and Jerry Doggett the color. Sta tions carrying the game, which will be played at Dallas, are WRR, Dallas; KFJC, Ft. Worth; WACO, Waco; and KTHT, Houston. Saturday afte'rnoon, broadcast of the Arkansas-Baylor tilt will start at 2:20 with Kern Tips and Alec Chesser handling the play-by- play and color assignments, re spectively. Stations airing this contest will be WOAI, San An tonio; WFAA-WBAP, Dallas-Ft. Worth; and WACO, Waco. Another broadcast will start at the same time, 2:20 p.m. when Texas U. tangles will Oklahoma U. in the Dallas Cotton Bowl. Charlie Jordan will be the play- by-play announcer with Jerry Dog gett relieving for color. Game will be carried by KFJZ, Ft. Worth; WRR, Dallas. If You Think You Need A Tent Then Visit Tu and Be Content Battalion Printing Plant Falls Thru; College Press Buys $10,000 Loaned by Student Activities to Insure Tri-Weekly Publication Plans approved by the Student Life Committee last week for the purchase of a magazine and news paper printing plant by Student Publications to be set up in the basement of Goodwin Hall, have been canceled. The A. & M. Press, college printing plant which has been publishing the Batt weekly, has bought the equipment instead, and will continue printing the Battalion. This change means that editor ial offices will not be moved to Goodwin Hall, but will remain in the Administration building. Re quest for production of a tri weekly newspaper by November 1 has been granted, with provision for The Agriculturist and The Engineer, technical journals, bi monthly. Purchase of the printing equip ment, costing $21,000, was made possible by the use of $10,000 from the Student Activities Fund, which accrues from revenue on publica tions and student entertainment. Under the separate plant plan, The Battalion had counted on tri weekly publication by October 15, but this has now been extended un til November 1 by the A. & M. Press. Class of ’46 Elects Terrell President At Reunion Meeting Trigg and Cooper Serve as Vice-Pres. And Sec.-Treasurer At the first reunion meeting of the Class of ’46 held recently in the Chapel of the YMCA, Bill Terrell of Navasota was elected president. Terrell is a Chemical Engineering major. Jim Trigg, an Animal Husbandry major from Bastrop, was elected to the vice presidency. Secretary- treasurer for the year will be J. N. “Red” Miller of Orange, who is taking Mechanical Engineering. The question was raised regard ing the appointment of a social secretary to represent the Class of ’46 in The Texas A ggie; how ever, it was decided that more thought should be given to this important position. At a future meeting of the class this vacancy will be elected. The next meeting - will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22, Terrell announced. At this time plans will be made for a socail event to be held this se mester. Also, a class representative for the Student Council will be chosen at this meeting. All mem bers of the Class of ’46 are urged to attend. ACCREDITED FLIGHT COURSE Texas A.&M. College cadets are now taking flight training as an accredited course. A. & M. Col lege’s Easterwood Field is one of the largest college-owned and op erated airports in the United States, and throughout thousands of training flights, there has nev er been a serious accident involv ing a student. Lindsey, Law and Williams, Yates, Dickey Also Winners Bindley Remains Batt Co-Editor; Saunders Named to ’47 Longhorn By Claude Buntyn Sidney V. Smith of Bryan, ’44, was elected to lead the Veterans Students Association for the fall semester, in the Veteran election held Monday, October 7. Other officers elected were: Attention Veterans Certified Thru SA All veterans under Part VII, who hold a letter of authoriza tion from the San Antonio, V. A., region, and who have not previously reported to W. H. Bailey, Ramp B, Hart Hall, should do so their first vacant period. Mr. Bailey, also announced that Roy G. Yarn ell. Veterans contact representative, will be in Ramp B, Hart hall each Monday morning and Thursday afternoon. He will see all veter ans who are concerned with the following subjects: insurance, G. I. loans, dependency claims, surplus property information and pension claims. All other week days, excepting Wednes day morning, he will see veter ans at his office in the City Hall of Bryan. Veterans Advised To Complete Leave Pay Applications Dietzgen Drawing Set Orders Taken On October 14-15 It has been found that there are many ex-enlisted men who have not applied for their terminal leave pay due to the fact that they do not know the procedure, it was announced by the College Veterans Advisor. Students who are entitled to en listed terminal leave pay should submit their applications for same as soon as possible. Forms may be obtained from the post office. A photostatic copy of the discharge certificate must accompany the ap plication, and this process can be taken care of at the Registrar’s office. There is a small fee for this photostatic copy. Upon com pletion of the form, it must be notarized by Mrs. Marie Franck- low, room 102, Goodwin Hall or Mrs. Ruth Daniel in room 106, Goodwin Hall. According to information re ceived from the Postmasters in Bryan and College Station, there are many veterans’ subsistence checks that are not properly ad dressed. In this matter veterans are urged to call at the windows of both post offices and see if their checks are there. On Monday and Tuesday, Octo ber 14-15, a representative of the War Assets Cooperation will be in the College Exchange Store for the purpose of taking veteran’s orders for Dietzgen command drawing sets. To be eligible for a priority, a veteran must present his final discharge papers and a requisition card from the Veterans Advisors Office. If Your Story Is Missing From the Batt, Here’s Why This week the Battalion receiv ed three times as many news stor ies about life on the A. & M. cam pus as could be printed in its four news pages. (The two-page insert went to press last week-end, and was not available for timely news.) As a result, out of every three stories submitted to the Batt, only one is printed here. Of the other two, one may eventually get into print, the other may be lost for ever. So if you club meeting isn’t reported, don’t blame the club sec retary or the reporter who was there. Under present circumstan ces, we just can’t print all the news. It was believed last week that a solution had been found, in a proposal that a new print shop be set up and operated by the Stu dent Activities office. This pro posal was not approved in its en tirety. However, the A. & M. Press has given assurances that if an alter nate plan which they proposed is adopted, they will be able to start printing two issues a week by the first of November, and that by Turkey Day they will be able to resume their pre-war schedule of three Batts a week. Not until then will we be able to give an ade quate picture of what goes on in College Station. Meanwhile, we once more ask your forgiveness and forbearance. THE BATTALION STAFF LSU Sign Contest Won by “A” Co. Inf. “A” Company Infantry’s foot ball sign, depicting an Aggie standing in the yawning mouth of the LSU tiger, won the sign con test for this week, according to Cadet Col. Ed Brandt. Dick Reed, company commander, will receive the $5 prize which is given by J. E. Loupot each week to the company painting the best sign. The winning sign can be seen on the east side of Dorm 12. John H. Lindsey, Vice-President. Harold G. Law, Secretary. Sam S. Williams, Treasurer. Frank Yates, Parliamentarian. Hugh Dickie, Jr., Sergeant-at- Arms. Harry W. Saunders, Co-Editor Longhorn. Vick Lindley, Co-Editor Battal ion. The new constitution was adopt ed by a landslide. Sid Smith, president, a Ch.E. senior, was class president of the junior class in ’43 and captain of the Field Artillery Band the same year. He made Who’s Who in ’43 also. Served 22 months in Europe with the 102 Division of the Field Artillery. Holds the Bronze Star. John Lindsey, vice-president, a senior in Eco., was a Cadet Maj or on the Field Artillery Regiment al Staff in ’43. He served 18 months overseas. Discharged as a First Lieutenant* in the Field Artillery. Harold G. Law, secretary, is an A. H, major. Served in the Infan try in the European Theater. Holds the Purple Heart and-the Infantry Combat Badge. Sam S. Williams, treasurer, ’45, is an accounting major. Served 15 months in the European Thea ter with the Field Artillery. Holds the Purple Heart. Frank Yates, parliamentarian, is taking Pre-Law and a transfer from Baylor. Served 13 months with the Navy in the European Theater. Hugh Dickie, sergeant-at-Arms,^ ’44, is a Vet. Med. Major. Served" 46 months in the Army and in the European Theater. Harry W. Saunders, co-editor of the Longhorn, ’44, is an Arch, maj or. Was assistant editor of the Longhorn in ’44. Served 22 months with the Engineers in the Eur opean Theater. Holds the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Vick Lindley, co-editor of the Battalion, is a Physics major. Previously studied at Texas Tech, USLA, USC and the New Church Theological School, Cambridge, Mass. Seived three years in Naval Aviation. Acting Co-Editor of the Battalion. Smith Asks Volunteers for 21 Key Posts President Smith announced this week that 21 important posts in d the club are open as follows: 3 Veterans on Student Life d Council. 4 on Veterans Advisory Council. 2 on Exchange Store Council. 9 on Veterans Council. 3 on Hospital Council. Applicants are asked to file with Joe Skiles in the Student Activities s Office before October 16 at 5 p.m. For a Quick Loan Without Interest, Get a Davis Buck The Davis “Buck” Fund is now" being operated by the Student. Labor Office in Room 106, Good-,, win Hall. The fund was started^ and has been built up by gifts; from Aggies who have found a^ “small loan to be a big help” in^" a pinch. There is no interest^ charge on loans. A small gift tor the fund in addition to the re-L payment is always appreciated.; Those nickels and dimes will quickly grow into dollars, making;-r a greater number of loans possible.U If you need a few dollars to ! help you through an emergency,; stop by the Student Labor Office.; Architects Meet To Elect Officers The Architectural Society in itsf e second meeting of this semester, held in the Physics lecture roomr last Tuesday evening, October 1, elected its new officers for the! ’46-47 season. Bob Simpson, fourth year de sign student, was elected pres-! ident. Allison B. Peery was elect-j ed vice-president and Donald Jar-Jen vis is to become secretary treas-j A urer. Sv The Architectural Society hasfis already heard in its first meeting, :e Charlie Granger of Austin, one ofth Texas’ progressive Plans for this year architects, y. include the fa annual Architect’s Ball, the tra-os ditional costume dance that wil] m start the spring social season next year.