The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 10, 1946, Image 2
THURSDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 10, 1946
With The Corps
By ALLEN SELF
Make Yourself at Home. . . .
We’ve always felt that Aggies
would make themselves at home
anywhere they went, even in an
other state. But the latest tale
It seems that Ronny Reger,
Charley Thomas, and Kirby King
arrived at Norman rather late af
ter hitch-hiking most of the night.
After searching all the local inns
for a place to stay, they asked
of 1C th their taxi driver if he knew any
■ ■ place where they could sack down.
“Well,” he said, “there’s a place
artn ou t here they call Aggie Head-
consis quarters where you should be able
(3) : to spend the night.” After pay-
of at' the cabby, the three
° •* ■ clomped up to the door of the
house, rang the doorbell a few
times, and received no answer.
Thinking that they overe expected
factor to just go on in, they did, and fell
vfaabl as l ee P> boots still on, in the easy
throu chairs in the living room,
dean Next morning they awoke to
or (4 c ^. find the lady of the house giving
drop them the “what’s the meaning of
mend; this” business. Too late they dis-
the I covere< I that there was no such
to e dr. place as Aggie Headquarters—it
sent : was just a clever ruse of the cabby
the S 'a his fare,
missa Company Punishment
(5) Perhaps the greatest step taken
mnes^ * n rna hing the “punishment fit the
bytt crime” among the Corps is the
specti new set of max-min punishment
infon ru i es now i n the process of for-
in °p: mation. It has always been the
to mi particular gripe of Aggies that
respo: some g 0 t off too light for offens-
instrv es while others were really crack-
on si ed down upon — and inevitably,
some got off scot-free.
| The wide divergence of recom
mended punishment turned in on
the charge sheets by the CD’s for
the first month led Col. Meloy and
Dean Rollins to propose this move,
which was carried out by the Corps
Council in session last night. The
list of punitive measures will be
in the hands of the cadet officers
this week, and should be publish
ed in next week’s Batt.
Meeting the Team
Our apologies to the football
team for not l?eing at the station
when the train came in. From all
the dope we’ve been able to gather
(we were in Denton at the time),
there were numerous excuses, but
th plea of ignorance predominated
above all. Nobody knew when the
team was supposed to arrive. First
notice was that they would come
in on the 12:10, but connections
were missed. Then too, the yell
leaders were not here on the cam
However, it was not a question
of wanting to go. It was a ques
tion of disappointment. It was just
a plain case of no proper leader
ship. So, we’re sorry, ole Army. It
won’t happen again.
Corps Chaff ....
Low quarter oxfords cannot be
issued to advanced students, ac-
j cording to the latest regulations
published by the War Department
. . . Wools, now being issued to
j advanced students, will be donned
= on Oct. 24, unless special dispen
sation is permitted for the TCU
game on Oct. 19 . . . TCU students
will probably not come here for
their football trip, but will go to
Rice in Houston instead. . . Ar
rangements are going forward to
ward having Corps Balls on the
Friday nights preceding football
games. . . .
Thursday, October 10
7:30 p.m. San Angelo and West
Texas area A. & M. Club, Room
203 Agriculture Bdlg.
j 7:30 p.m. Harlingen A. & M.
( Club, Assembly Room, YMCA.
i 7:30 p.m. Wharton County A. &
- M. Club, Room 129, Acad. Bldg.
7:30 p.m. Corpus Christi A. &
M. Club, Room 227, Acad. Bldg.
7:30 p.m. Wilbarger County A.
& M. Club, Room 105, Acad. Bldg.
7:30 p.m. Houston A. & M. Club,
Room 125, Acad. Bldg.
Friday, October 11
I 3:00 p.m. A. & M. Garden Club,
7:30 p.m. Petroleum Engineer-
I Club, Petroleum Lecture Room.
S Speaker, John T. Pangtay, Gulf
x Oil Company, Houston.
* Saturday, October 12
I 9:00 p.m. Dance, VFW, Sbisa
Sunday, October 13
| 9:15 a.m. Lutheran Student’s
? Bible Class, Assembly Room, Y. M.
I C. A.
I Monday, October 14
7:30 p.m. German Club.
I 7:30 p.m. Aggie Wives Circle
j of Methodist Church, home of Mrs.
I J. F. Minter, 218 N. Munnerlyn.
! 7:00 p.m. Camera Club, Base
ment of Guion Hall.
Tuesday, October 15
7:30 p.m. ASME, ME lecture
| room, ME Bldg. Speaker, W. R.
| Horsley on functions of Placement
I 7:30 p.m. ASCE, Petroleum Eng.
I lecture room. Speaker, Major
| Wood, City Planning Engineer of
J Dallas. Topic, “City Planning and
I 7:30 p.m. Architecture Society,
! Physics lecture room, Physics
| Bldg. Color movies from Houston
| Power arid Light Co.
’ 7:30 p.m. Spanish Club, Room
I 123, Acad. Bldg.
| Wednesday, October 16
" 6:00 p.m. Landscape Arts Club
Picnic, Hensel Park.
Thursday, October 17
7:30 p.m. Brazoria County A. &
M. Club, Room 126 Acad. Bldg. All
Freshman and Sophomores invited
Friday, October 18
7:30 p.m. Society for Advance
ment of Management Party at
home of V. M. Faires, 516 Wal-
on Drive, College Hills.
Congratulations, Sid Smith . . .
Sid Smith is receiving congratulations this week on
begin elected president of the Veterans Student Associa
tion. He is also receiving from some of the old hands, ad
vice about like this:
“Sid, the organization you are taking over has a chance
to be the best thing that A. & M. has ever known, outside
the corps. But it isn’t that now. Only one in a score of
veterans was interested enough to bother to vote in the
elections. The old club managed to acquire a reputation that
kept people away from meetings. The old club is now gone,
phutt, caput. A new one is being born, and its your baby.
There are many appointive offices yet to be filled; rep
resentatives to the various councils, committee heads and
members. Good men are needed in those posts, too, if the
club is to fulfill its responsibilities toward the 7,000 veter
ans on the campus. So don’t hide your light under the old
bushel; you’re out of the Army now and its safe to volun
If the veterans rally behind Sid Smith and the other
new officers; if many of them willingly shoulder the work
of preparing social events for the benefit of the group as
a whole; in short, if veterans show the same spirit toward
the Veterans Association now that they used to show to
ward their organizations when they were cadets, then the
Veterans Students Club of A. & M. will be a group of which
the entire school can be proud.
Win, Lose, or Draw
By W. L. Penberthy
“Win, lose, or draw, do your best.” Every group of
men have heard these words at some time or other as a
member of an athletic team, a rifle squad, or even a bus
iness enterprise. They always knew that come the final
whistle, the last shot, or the last conference with the boss
they had done their best—though maybe not enough for
victory—there was complete satisfaction because they had
endeavored with all their ability to do what had confronted
You can’t put your finger on this quality of character.
But thru the years it has come to be known as a vital part
of that which we call the Aggie Spirit. No matter what the
outcome was—win, lose or draw—there was something
which was never lost, and that was the Fighting Aggie
Spirit. It made no difference what the engagement was,
that Aggie or that Aggie team had done its best. Winning
Aggies had it, losing Aggies had it, as well as those who
came out with a tie; for it was something which couldn’t
be taken away; and under no circumstances or any condi
tions would it be given up.
That Spirit was valued above the sweetest victory on
the gridiron. It was there among A. &, M. men, prized above
any of their possessions, for only Aggies knew what it
was. It would be impossible to account for all incidents of
that Spirit, but time—since 1876—has seen it developed
until now in 1946, seventy years after its doors were open
ed, the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas is
known around the world by the men it produced and the
Aggie Spirit they displayed.
There never was any suspicion that the Spirit would
die—whoever thought of such a thing? For it was a never
dying flame in the heart of every man who came to Aggie-
land and classed himself in the 98%. It was composed of
little, big, and even ordinary things, but they wei*e the
Aggie way; and a true Aggie loved and respected those
characteristics of his spirit.
Don’t know whose fault it was, but there was a mighty
slim crowd at the station Sunday evening when those
Fighting Aggies rolled in from Oklahoma. They had been
given a send-off in Aggie fashion, but the welcome they
received was different—some few friends but no Corps to
show the team that a united Twelfth Man was behind them.
The team had lost a game in the last few minutes, but still
they were Texas Aggies—win, lose, or draw—and retained
all the Aggie Spirit with which they had entered that game.
Imagine what they lost when returned to Aggieland and
there was no Wildcat to greet them! no Fish to carry that
bag to the dorm.
Ole Army, don’t let that flame die. When you’re down
is the time to add more wood. Win, lose, or draw, let it
be known that the Fighting Aggie Spirit lives always—no
matter what may be the outcome of the game or how dark
the picture may be. L. S. U. is next. Let’s do our Aggie best
and have no regrets.
Brooks Gofer, ’43.
Lay Off, Vets... They’re Just Learning
After all, A. & M. is still a military college. The War
Department rates it among only eight in the nation, along
with such famous names as V.M.I., Clemson, and The Cita
del. It is only because of the war and the G. I. Bill of
Rights that such a great preponderance of non-military stu
dents are now in attendance. Otherwise, according to col
lege regulations, every student would go through two years
basic training, and wear the uniform during his entire
four years here.
The Cadet Corps is largely made up of 16, 17, and 18
year-olds who were too young to go to the service while
the war was going on. Now, with the advantages of an ex
panded ROTC program, they are receiving some of the mil
itary training that veterans got during the war.
They are proud of their uniform. They are proud of
their organizations. They are justly proud of their herit
ages as Aggies and Cadets.
It’s true that during the war members of the various
fighting branches had fun heckling each other about uni
forms, drilling, and traditions. The heckling worked both
ways. The gyrenes sniped at the doggies just as much as
army men ribbed the swabbies. And all the way around.
But when a civilian razzed a group of servicemen, they
banded together and flattened him out. This was an ac
cepted fact. And the flatteners were usually retrieved from
the MB’s for any such fighting by their CD’s.
On the A. & M. College campus, things are different.
There is a group of quasi-military men, and a majority
group of civilians, former servicemen. Some veterans, hav
ing been razzed themselves when they were in the service,
now feel like razzing the Cadet Corps when it is in forma
tion for Retreat, drill, or for mess. Every evening this oc
curs, and the boys are beginning to resent it bitterly. They
can’t fight back against a fellow Aggie. All they can do is
cuss under their breath.
The cadet officers, along with the military and the
office of the dean of men, are striving to build at A. & M. a
military organization which will rival the pre-war unit
which produced the fightingest officers and men in the U.
They’d all appreciate it if you laid off. They have a
job to do in winning back the Blue Star, and it won’t be
This year all of the college foot
ball squads are large, and the
quality of the material is better
due to the return to the colleges
of many veterans
who were stars
before the war.
This makes it
very difficult for
any coach t o
!?i work out the
tion. In many
cases the veter
ans have return
ed and stepped
right back into
their pre-war po
sition in the line
up and are play
ing a fine game.
In other cases
many fine players are having to
be content with a position on the
second team or the “B” squad,
because their position is being
played by another veteran, or a
youngster whose educations was
not interrupted by military serv
ice for different reasons. This
results in just lots of competition,
not only between the college
teams, but between the individuals
on the respective teams.
I am sure the outlook is very
discouraging to a lot of these lads,
but the training is very fine be
cause competition is the zest of
life, and we will have it always
regardless of our field of endeavor.
It is this competition that makes
some rise above the crowd, and this
fact is a constant challenge to us.
I have heal’d it said that “No
matter where you put the milk,
the cream will rise to the top.”
The other day I read another ver
sion which I think describes the
situation pretty well. I refer to a
statement that said “The same
process which shakes out the little
rocks brings the big ones to the
READY TO BUILD
Contract has been let by the
A&M Methodist Church for erec
tion of an educational building
and student center on the church
property near North Gate, ac
cording to the pastor, Rev. R. C.
The new building to be con
structed of brick or stone, will ad
join the present wooden taberna
cle, which was erected in 1923 as
a temporary building. The taber
nacle is now scheduled to be re
placed by a new church building
within the next few years.
Weathermen's Secrets Are Told
In New Book By Forecasters
Bq Wilnora Barton
From the lines of an old poem
we are asked this question:
“What is it moulds the life of
The answer is “the weather.”
Although a constant subject of
speculation, few of us really know
much about what makes weather,
actually. The Penguin Books, Inc.
have recently published a book,
THE WEATHER, by George Kim
ble and Raymond Bush.
This little book not only shows
how the professional weather fore
caster works, but it also gives you,
the layman, a handy guide for set
ting up your own weather calcula
tions. Solidly based on scientific
fact, ,the authors have contrived in
an informal way to make their sub
ject matter positively intriguing.
Those of you who have a scientific
bent will be especially interested
in studying the diagrams and
charts which are included to sub
stantiate the explanations of the
text. The methods and the instru
ments which the “weatherman”
By FERD ENGLISH
Maestro Larry Clinton has whip
ped out and come up with a very
fine new orchestra of distinctive
styling. Judging from his first
new records, he is going to stick
to the old, sweet ones. Clinton took
the old evergreen “STORMY WEA
THER” and did a very good cut
ting job on it with the Clinton
Quartet doing the vocal honors.
On the back is “SOLITUDE” fea
turing a smooth trombone solo
and some very good trumpet back
ing. The platter is tops in slow
instrumental music. Also released
were “WHERE OR WHEN” and
“STARDUST”. Both records were
released under Exclusive labels.
Victor has turned loose a couple
by the Sentimental Gentleman,
Tommy Dorsey. “THAT’S MY
HOME” is a cowboy song that has
been dressed up in city clothes
and is destined to *be on the top
of many individual hit parades in
short order. “GOTTA GET ME
SOMEBODY TO LOVE” from the
David O. Selznick production
“DUEL IN THE SUN” backs the
“home” song up very nicely, mak
ing this record a must for the lov
ers of sentimentally sweet music.
The groaning is ably done by Stu
Under the Columbia Red Label
we find taat Prof. Kay Kyser
has knocked out two slides that
make for good dancing and listen
ing. “OLE BUTTERMILK SKY”
from the flicker “Canyon Passage”
was written by Hoagy Carmichl^.
The song is typical of the Carmi-
chle novelty tune with a jumpy
rhythm that gives the whole ork
a chance to strut its stuff. Mi
chael Douglas and the Campus
Kids put the catchy lyrics over in
grand style. Upsidedown it’s “ON
THE WRONG SIDE OF YOU”,
with pert Lucyann Polk getting'
more votes for her singing abil
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uses to take the temperature and
humidity, and to plot the move
ments of the winds are so thor
oughly explained that the amateur
will find himself casting a “weath
er-eye” about and forecasting
changes for hiiriself.
Real progress in meteorology
has been the result of recent press
ing need in air navigation. One of
the most interesting sections of
the book, in my opinion is the
brief history of Man’s struggles
with the weather and how know
ledge has been accumulated from
earliest times. The ancient Chinese,
the Babylonians, and the Chal
deans had worked out quite a
plausible system of predicting the
weather by the movements of the
stars. The Greeks petitioned their
Gods for favorable weather condi
tions berore a battle or a journey.
Through the ages some of the
most amazing guesses about the
weather have resulted in the gath
ering of a voluminous lore of
fact and superstition.
The author, George T. Kimble,
is now chairman of the depart
ment of geography at McGill Uni
versity in Montreal, Canada, and
the director of the meteorological
service at McGill. Professor Kim
ble is also the author of GEO
GRAPHY IN THE MIDDLE
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SPACES. The collaborator, Ray
mond Bush, is an authority on the
meteorological aspects of fruit
THE WEATHER is a Penguin
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