The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 17, 1946, Image 4

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Page 4 THE BATTALION THURSDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 17, 1946 Ag Engineers Hear Daniels Report on St. Louis Meeting Price Hobgood, professor of Agricultural Engineering, was elected faculty advisor for the American Society of Agricultural Engineers at their meeting Tues day night September 24, 1946 in the lecture room of the Agricul tural Engineering building. E. J. Daniels, senior student at A&M, gave a report of the annual national meeting of the A.S.A.E. held in St. Louis, Mo. fx-om June 24 to June 26. Barton presided over the meeting of 40 members. F. R. Jones, head of the de partment of Agricultural Engi neering, urged that all students majoring in Agricultural Engineer ing join the Society. The A. S. A. E. holds its regular meetings on the first and third Tuesday nights of each month. The time is rapidly approaching when the girls who have wanted bare legs to look like they are stockinged will be wanting stock inged legs to look like they are bare. Burch Is President On Management Eng. The Society for the Advance ment of Management is tfre latest engineering society to be organiz ed on the A. & M. campus. Ac cording to the best information available, this is the first chap ter of its kind to be organized in the south. At the first meeting of the Management Society, held Thursday evening, October 3, Aus tin Burch of Big Springs was elect ed president; Dallas Criswell of Calvert is vice-president; Robert Halton, Fort Worth, was selected as senior representative to the engineering council; secretary- treasurer is Robert Ruce of Hous ton; Franklin Mikell, from Louis iana, will serve as public rela tions officer, and Russell Mc- Gowen, of Monahans, is junior representative for the engineering council. V. M. Faires, Head of the De partment of Management Engi neering, addressed the society on the history of the organization, followed by the introduction of two additions to the teaching staff: Walter Torgensen and Jack Van. It was decided to hold further meetings every second and fourth Tuesday night of each month. Foods Club Plans Program on Oct 23 The Foods Club, a section of the Veterans’ Wives Organization just recently organized, will present its first demonstration program at the Consolidated High School on Wednesday evening, October 23, at 7:45 p.m., it was announced •• by Jean Clark, president. The group of wives will meet at Sbisa Hall at 7:30 p.m. that evening, and rides will be available from there to the high school. Mrs. J. K. Riggs will present the program, the subject of which will be “Roll Making and Other Breads.” This is the first such program planned for the year, and other demonstrations and lectures are scheduled on cooking. They will include every skill in cooking from elementary foods to a variety of foreign dishes. All veterans’ wives are urged to attend this first in the series of demonstration speeches. East Texas Club Elects Officers At a meeting of the East Texas Club on Monday night, October 7, officers were elected for the com ing year. Oliver W. (Buddy) Pot ter from Kilgore, captain of “C” Company Infantry was elected president. Vice-president is Elmo Livingston of “A” Company Signal Corps, who comes from Kilgore. Sid Pugh of “D” Battery Field Artillery, also from Kilgore, was elected treasurer. William A. Bar ber from Linden will serve as re porter. He is a member of “D” Company Infantry. It was decided that meetings will be held every Monday night. Everybody from East Texas, both veterans and corps members, are urged to attend the next meeting on Monday evening at 7:15 p.m. in the YMCA. Baptist Union Newt Cole of Corpus Christi was elected president of the Bap tist Student Council at the first meeting of the semester. Bob Moore will serve as secretary, and Alfred Johnson was elected to fill the treasury position. Other mem bers of the council are: Bill Marsh, Randoll Ground, Garnett White, Cliff Harris, Oran Jones, David Fort, Frank Camp, Wilson Beards ley, and Tony Sorensen. J. L. Ho ward, who has come to the cam pus from Oklahoma, will serve as Baptist Student Secretary. The first activity of the Bap tist Student Union will be a state convention at Baylor University, to be held November 1-3. All Baptist students are invited to attend the regular meetings of the union each Wednesday even ing at 8 o’clock. —STRAUSS— (Continued from Page 3) in Vienna, Erwin began at an early age in the conservatories of Europe’s capitals. The sound of Nazi boots marching into Austria drove him from the scene of his success. In America, he went to work as staff composer for the Radio City Music Hall. He left to play double piano with Eddy Duchin. A master at both jazz and operettas, Erwin reverts to the latter so that the melodic melodies of the Waltz Kings will linger on in the music hearts of America. All in all, the Strauss Festival is a “must” performance for ev eryone. The Concert Orchestra of Oscar Straus, the four outstand ing soloists, and the music of the Strauss’ will comprise a program which will live long in your mem ory. CAREER IN PLASTICS The Story of JIM PYLE TN 1935 Jim Pyle received his B.A; degree in ■A chemistry from the University of British Columbia. . . . In 1943 he was appointed director of the General Electric Plastics Laboratories. ; ; ; Eight years to travel from college senior to leadership in the laboratories of the world’s largest plastics molder—the record suggests that perhaps Jim has found in his test tubes some secret formula for success. Jim’s friends say, however, that the secret is merely a compound of two very simple elements: he was well prepared before he came to G.E., and he has worked energetically and imaginatively since accepting his G-E assignment. For the college student interested in plastics, Jim recommends as a preparation “a solid ground ing in the fundamentals of chemistry, physics and mathematics.” His own preparation for research comprised two years in biochemistry, two more years in synthetic organic chemistry and a final year in the chemistry of lignin. At G.E. Jim found that the Company’s process ing of resins could be improved and improved it. He was placed in charge of development of laminate plastics—and worked out a new line in less than a year. He helped develop new types of plastics materials, new chemical products, syn thetic fibers, synthetic rubbers, and ion exchange resins—each of them a milestone of his career in plastics: Next lo schools and the U.S. Government, General Electric Is the foremost employer of college engineering graduates. One of Jim's special studies in college was an investigation of carbohydrate metabolism Today for G.E., he directs research in new plastics materials for the home GENERAL ELECTRIC Geology Club Choses Reily as President M. M. Reily, veteran senior, was elected president of the Geology Club at a recent meeting held in the Petroleum Building. Other officers are W. C. Vercellino, vice president; W. C, Gill, program chairman; W. T. Davis, secretary and treasurer; and E. A. Elwood, reporter. Prof. Joseph J. Graham will be the faculty advisor for the club. The club plans to have several well known speakers this semes ter, and will also engage in activ ities pertaining to the geological sciences, the dates of which will be announced in the near future. NEWCOMER’S FETED WITH TEA AT MRS. GILCHRIST Mrs. Gibb Gilchrist entertained the Newcomer’s Club of A. & M. College with a tea on -Wednesday afternoon at her home. This is an annual affair at which over 150 Newcomers called between the hours of 3 and 5 p. m. Guests were greeted by Mrs. Bennie Zinn and received by Mes- dames Gilchrist; Meloy; Frankie, president of the Newcomers; Pot ter, vice-president; Murdoch, sec retary-treasurer; and by the wives of the deans. The next regular meeting of the Newcomers will be Wednesday, October 16th at 2 p. m. in Sbisa Hall. Members are directed to contact the hostesses if they plan to attend. Southwest Texas Club At a meeting of' the South west Texas A. and M. Club, held recently in the Cabinet Room of the YMCA, Ed Zimmerman of Crystal City was elected presi dent. Sam Mikulinsky of Eagle Pass will serve as vice-president, and Ed Gray of Uvalde, secre- tary-treasui'er. It was tentatively decided that the Christmas holiday dance be held in Uvalde on December 28. Approximately twenty members were present. Future meetings of the Southwest Texas club will be held each Wednesday evening in the YMCA. Kaufman County Club Thomas Seely of Terrell was unanimously elected president of the Kaufman County A. & M. Club at its first meeting of the semes ter. Those men chosen to assist Seely were Shannon Jones of Kaufman, vice-president, and An gus Dickson Jr., of Terrell as secretary-treasurer. Bill Oakley from Terrell, Charles Pannill of Kemp, and O’Dell Hall from Kauf man were appointed reporters for the group to cover the activities of the club for the year. Enter tainment and social activities will be in the hands of the new social chairman, Gene Lewis, a Terrell Aggie. Seventeen cadets and veterans were present at this first meet ing. Plans were formulated for a joint banquet or dance for the members of the Kaufman Club and former students of the county, to be held during the fall holidays, either Thanksgiving or Christmas, said Seely. Abilene Club Thirty-five Abilene Aggies were present at the first meeting of the Abilene A. & M. Club, held re cently in the YMCA. W. B. Mc Daniel Jr. was elected president of the group for current year; James D. Tittle will serve as vice-pres ident; Fred L. Hughes, secretary- treasurer; and O. B. Stephens Jr., and Bill Sayles, social chairman. Plans have been made for a social event to be held in Abilene during the Thanksgiving holidays. PALESTINE CLUB ELECTS The Palestine A. & M. Club was formed last Thursday evening in the Physics lecture room. Officers elected for the year were: Harold Allbright, president; Ted Maffitt, vice-president; Don Hodges, secre tary-treasurer; Ralph Irvine, re porter; and Edwin Perry, social secretary. All Palestine Aggies are invited to attend the next meeting of the club, to be held Thursday, October 17, at 7:30 o’clock in the Physics Lecture Room. Three Additions To Ag. Eng. Staff Fred R. Jones, Head of the Ag ricultural Engineering department of Texas A. & M. College today announced the addition of three members to his staff. They are: R. N. Craig, Joe Hol lingsworth and E. B. Hudspeth. R. N. Craig, from Panhandle, Texas and a graduate of Texas A. & M. College with the class of 1937 will be an assistant professor replac ing M. F. Thurmond, formerly with the college as associate pro fessor, who has recentyl accepted a position with the State Depart ment of Education. E. B. Hudspeth, from Caddo, Texas and an agriculture engin eering graduate from Texas A. & M. College with the class of 1942 will replace R. L. Ratrick, who re signed to do full time graduate work at Iowa State College. J. B. Hollingsworth, a 1943 graduate of Texas A. & M. Col lege has been added to the depart ment as assistant in rural elec trification research replacing E. C. Holman, who accepted a posi tion with the University of Ken tucky. HORTICULTURE SOCIETY ADDRESSED BY REED H. M. Reed, Horticulturist from the experiment station at A. and M. College, spoke at the meeting of the Horticulture Society, held Tuesday night at 7:15, in the Ani mal Husbandry Pavilion. G. C. Wilson, president of the Horticul ture Society, presided over the meeting. Mr. Reed made several experi ments in 1930 of the shipping of dried fruit from the University of California to Manila and Singa pore. The purpose of the experi ment was to test the keeping qual ities of the various fruits under actual shipping conditions, and al so a test on different kinds of containers for the fruit. Meetings of the Society are held every first and third Wednesday nights at 7:15 p.m. Wilson requests that anyone interested in Horti culture and especially Horticulture majors atend the meetings. Marshall Club Elects Elkins President Irvin Elkins was elected presi dent of the Marshall Club at its inaugural meeting on Wednesday night, September 25, in the YMCA. Other officers elected were as fol lows: Sam Williams, vice-presi dent; Joe Carter, secretary-treas urer; and Ray Hengst, reporter. The next meeting will be held Wednesday evening, October 23, at 7:30 p. 'm. in the Ex-Students’ Lounge of the YMCA. All persons from the Marshall area interested in membership are invited to at tend. Lamar County Club Newly elected president, John Good of Paris, presided at the first meeting of the Lamar County A. & M. Club, with 35 members in attendance. James Barnett was chosen vice-president of the club; Pat de Pamphilis, secretary; and Harlan E. Wright, treasurer, all of whom are from Paris. James Wilson of Brookston was elected vice-treasurer. Plans for the annual Paris Christmas Dance were made by the social committee, composed of W. T. Murphy, James S. Griffin, and Wm. Hagood. San Antonio Club The San Antonio A. & M. Club held its first meeting of the season and elected Tommy John to serve as president for the year. Vice-president is Franklin Young; Willie Kramer was elected secre tary; Joe Wolpman, treasurer; A1 Munster, sergeant-at-Arms; and Bob Taylor, reporter. The social calendar for the coming year was outlined and a membership drive was planned. The social season will begin with a dinner-dance at a local night club to be held after the TCU game. THE MUSIC YOU LOVE TO HEAR Have your favorite musical selections on tap. Com plete albums of the records you want are available now. For your listening pleasure we have air-conditioned, sound-proof booths. All the latest Columbia — Capitol — Decca — Victor Records Better Homes Appliance Center 314 N. Main — Phone 2-7300 R. R. Rhodes Joins Range Management R. R. Rhodes joined the Range Management department of Texas A. & M. College as assistant pro fessor in charge of farm fores try work on Oct. 1, Dean C. N. Shepardson of the School of Agri culture announced today. Rhodes is a graduate in forestry from the Louisiana State University. He will correlate his work at Texas A. & M. College with the Texas Forest Service and will make arrangements for summer field courses for his students to be held at the Field Headquarters of the Texas Forest Service at Lufkin. Get-Together Planned For Former Bandsmen As planned at the reunion meet ing of the Former Band Members Club, a social gathering will be held on Friday evening, October 18, at 8 p.m., Stanley Marwil, act ing chairman, stated. The event will take place at Ed Hrdlicka’s, and it is hoped that Col. R. J. Dunn and Lt. Col. E. J. Adams will be present. This get-together will give the former bandsmen a chance to reminisce of the past. Classes from 1941 to 1946 will ^be repre sented. AGGIES! for Cleaning Pressing Alterations it’s SMITH’S N. Gate — Phone 4-4444 Shepardson Will Advise Secretary Of the U. S. Navy Dean of Agriculture C. N. Shep ardson of Texas A. & M. College has been appointed agricultural member of a civilian advisory committee to Secretary of Navy James V. Forrestal. Dean Shep ardson will work with the commit tee on problems dealing with ed ucation, spiritual welfare and re creational programs for enlisted personnel. RUPEL JUDGES CATTLE Dr. I. W. Rupel, head of the Dairy Husbandry department of A. & M., has been judging the dairy cattle at the Panhandle South Plains Fair, Lubbock, for the last two days, it was announc ed by that department. The offi cials of the Fair invited Dr. Ru pel to judge the Holstein and Guernsey dairy cattle. subscriptions (or all m a { a z i nis -*• PROMPT -» DIRECT -► RELIABLE SERVICE Phone or write your orders for TIME LIFE FORTUNE $6.50 15.50 *10.00 and All Other Magazines to JOHNSON’S Magazine Agency Mrs. C. R. Holland, Mgr. Box 284 — Phone 4-8814 THE AGGIE JEEP JOINT Rent a jeep for corp trips, fishing trips, business and pleasure. Rental rates by the hour. Special rate for long trips. SINCLAIR SERVICE STATION North Gate ALTHOUGH BASKETBALL IS THE ONLY AMERICAN"BOKN MAJOR. SPORT IT WAS BEFORE THE WAR, . . . 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