The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 31, 1946, Image 1

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    Pick the Winners and
See A&M Beat Tu Free
Tens A«M
The B
Two Down and Four
To Go For SWCrown
Regulations On
Vets In Uniform
Are Reaffirmed
Permission to Wear NM
Good Only Off Campus;
No Patches or Boots
Because of confusion on the
campus due to veterans wearing
parts of the cadet uniform, a meet
ing was held Monday night, Oct.
28, with members of the Dean
of Men’s Office, Col. Guy S. Meloy,
Jr., some members of the Student
Council and the present officers
of the Veterans Student Associa
tion. This group reaffirmed tem
porarily the recommendations of
the Student Council about uniforms
as adopted last April.
Highlights of these recommen
dations were:
The cadet uniform, with NM
insignia, may be worn by veter
ans only off the campus.
Khaki or serge may be worn on
the campus by veterans, if all in
signias are removed. Campaign
hats may be worn only if cords
a.'re stripped off.
Boots may not be worn by veter
ans unless they are taking mili
tary Science and are academically
classified as seniors.
No permission has ever been
given to veterans not in the corps
to wear ROTC patches or Army
Although the Dean of Men’s Of
fice has been lenient towards what
veterans wear on the campus,
severe measures may be taken in
the near future if the situation
is not improved.
Any violation of the wearing of
any part of the cadet uniform will
be handled by the Dean of Men’s
Office. The military department
will turn over names of violators
to the Dean of Men’s Office for
disciplinary action.
That all veterans, while on the
campus, be permitted to wear any
part or all of the Army uniform,
provided all insignias including
rank and collar insignias be
removed. Also no hat cords would
be worp on campaign hats.
NM Off The Campus
That while traveling off the
campus, veterans would be permitt
ed to wear the AMC on the right
collar with the NM on the left
Interviewing Hindu
Works in Reverse
Damoo Dhotre, Hindu animal
trainer and star of Sparks Circus,
turned the tables on a Battalion
interviewer when the circus played
in Bryan this week. Dhotre asked
more questions about A&M than
the interviewer did about animals.
The circus came to Bryan Sunday
morning, and as the performers
had the day off, they had a chance
to see some of the surrounding
country. Rhotre found himself
driving through the A&M campus
and was amazed at the size of the
place, the beauty of the build
ings, and the great number of
ROTC uniforms.
So the interviewer found himself
telling about A&M, its place in
the life of Texas, and the record
of its graduates in the war. After
an hour the reporter remembered
his mission, learned that Dhotre
is a Hindu, now an American citi
zen after three years in Uncle
Sam’s khaki, that he handles leop
ards and panthers as casually as
we handle house cats, and that he
and Mrs. Dhotre are now raising
in their trailer a week-old leopard
cub born in Conroe while the cir
cus was there.
'Let Me Call You. .. ”
Sweetheart Peggy Hendricks Is
Aggie-SMU Corps Trip Honoree
Here she is, folks, at last! Peg
gy Hendricks, blond senior beauty
from Kilgore and TSCW, was the
choice of twelve delegates from
the senior class on the special se
lection trip October 4.
Miss Hendricks, a senior bacter
iology and laboratory diagnosis
major, formerly attended Kilgore
Junior College. At TSCW she has
been a Redbud princess three
years, Aggie Sweetheart nominee
for two years, class beauty nomi
nee, and is now vice-president of
her class.
Traditionally, the Sweetheart, a
TSCW girl, is honored by the Ag
gies at the annual TSCW—A & M
Corps Trip, which is on alternate
years in Ft. Worth and Dallas.
This year on Nov. 9 in the Cotton
Bowl in Dallas thousands of stu
dents from the two schools will
Silver Taps Held
For Montemayor
Silver Taps were held at 11:00
o’clock, Monday night, October 27,
for Francisco I. Montemayor ,Jr.
of Laredo, who was killed in an
car accident near Belville early
Saturday morning.
Montemayor was born on June
12, 1928 and was member of the
field Artillery band. He was nine
teen years old, a junior, member
of the class of 1949.
Also killed in the accident was
L. W. Carter, a resident of Dallas.
Three soldiers stationed at Fort
Sam Houston, who were in the car
at the time, were injured.
Monemayor was buried Monday
afternooon, October 27 at 5 o’clock
in Laredo. He is survived by his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. I. Monte
mayor of Laredo.
Students Favor Out-of-Town
Yell Practices at All Costs
There have been ma,ny com
plaints of late concerning the ad
visability of keeping alive the
tradition of holding midnight yell
practices in front of a downtown
hotel the night before an out-of-
town football game. The riot in
San Antonio and several incidents
at Baylor seem to give the argu
ment some weight. With the view
in mind of settling the question
in the minds of students on the
campus, the Battalion this week
posed the question:
“Do you think out-of-town yell
practices should be continued, and
if so, should any changes be made
in the present procedure?”
Eddie A. Pauler, class of ’45,
now living in Dorm 15, was def
“Jokes at the yell practices should
be kept moderately clean,” Pauler
said, but he hastened to add, “not
too clean. Adequate police protec
tion in the blocking of streets,
which can be arranged by the yell
leaders, would prevent any such
incidents as occurred in San An
tonio,” Pauler said.
John Grady Wilson, Sophomore
in “B” Battery, Field Artillery,
takes a slightly different view
from Pauler, stating that “mid
in his opinion that, come
— or high water, midnight
ell practices should continue.
night yell practices should certain
ly continue, as long as they’re two
Aggies in town to hold one, but
believe that some of the stuff
that goes along with them, such as
wildness caused by drunkeness
should be toned down. “As for the
jokes, Wilson was to the point.
Dirty jokes in the presence of
women have no place at yell prac
tice, midnight or otherwise.” Wil
son reiterated, however, that if
it’s a choice between midnight yell
practices complete with drunks
and dirty jokes or no midnight yell
practice at all, he wants the form
er. Wherever there’s an Aggie
there should be yelling,” Wilson
C. G. Thompson, instructor in
the Economics department also
fell in with the opinion that mid
night yell practices should contin
ue. Said Thompson, “The Corps
should remember, however, that
when they hit a town in force,
they should consider themselves as
guests and act accordingly. At
times, the Corps is a little too
wild for the good of the school’s
name, but I definitely favor the
continuation of midnight yell prac
tices. More advance publicity
should be given the general public
as to the time, place and purpose
stand at attention when Miss Hen
dricks, escorted by Cadet Col. Ed
Brandt, walks on the field between
halves of the game to receive a
gargantuan bouquet of roses and
a kiss from Brandt (representing
the whole Corps) while the Aggie
Band plays “Let Me Call You
Sweetheart” and TSCW’s Alma
Miss Hendricks and Ed Brandt
will sit in a reserved section at
the game, along with the eleven
other girls who were nominees.
During the rest of the school
year, this group of twelve nomi
nees will represent A & M at other
college and university activities.
Nominees who will be honored
are Misses Helen Bell, Frankie
Lenert, Kappy Reeve, Jane Blan
chard, Kathryn Tice Blankenship,
Margaret Ann Browning, Norma
Walker, Hilda Harkness, Patsy Jo
Jones, Laura Sessions, and Mar
tha Snow.
Contest Started
For SWC Winners
All of the armchair coaches get
the chance of their lives during
the next three weeks of play in
the conference, so if you think
you are good at picking the win
ners and the scores of the same
join in on the fun. Starting this
week and running through the
week of the Owl-Aggie battle the
BATTALION will sponsor a con
test whereby the winner will take
himself and his date to the
Thanksgiving day game in style
or, if they choose, they can pre
sent their family with the two
tickets and sit with the corps
To play in the contest all you
have to be is an Aggie and be a
good enough crystal gazer to pick
the winners along with the scores
throughout the next three weeks
of conference play. Only students
are eligible to compete and only
one coupon can be filed by each
student duing any one week. The
Batt comes out each Thursday,
and the coupon will be in it and
it will have to be filled out and
returned to the Batt office or pla
ced in the mail by five o’clock
Friday afternoon. This only gives
one day but it is necessary in or
der to facilitate the tabulation of
the standings so get on the ball
and get those coupons in tomor
The Physical Education Dept,
has announced the formation of a
recreational program of badmin
ton for married students. Trying
to answer the needs for this group
for diversion along these lines, a
recreational schedule is being es
All couples are invited to attend
these meetings on Tuesday or
Thursday evenings from 6:30 to
8:00 at the De Ware Field House.
The special Texas Aggie Yell
Practice Friday night at 7:00 will
go on the air at 7:15 over the
Arkansas Airwaves Network with
KXLR, North Little Rock, Arkan
sas, originating the broadcast and
with George Mooney at the mike
in front of Goodwin Hall.
JKpmcrmm, 1843
Oh, somewhere in this fav
ored land
The sun is shining bright;
The band is playing some
And somewhere hearts are
And somewhere men are
And somewhere students
But there is no joy in Aus
The mighty Longhorns fiz
zled out.
Harvey Elected
Prexy of Student
Engineers Council
Junior Members From
Each Campus Society
Named for This Term
Quinton C. Harvey of Texarkana
has been elected president of the
Student Engineers’ Council, it was
announced today by Dean of En
gineering Howard W. Barlow, in
whose home the election meeting
was held Tuesday night (Oct. 15).
John Pittman of Baytown was
named secretary-treasurer, and J.
R. Latimer of Fort Worth was
chosen as managing editor of the
Texas Engineer, student technical
Members of the Council, purpose
of which is to discuss with the
dean of engineering problems aris
ing in the school and make recom
mendations when necessary, are
chosen from each department of
the school. President of the stu
dent chapter of the individual en
gineering societies is automatic
ally a member. A junior represen
tative is elected by each society,
and the dean has the option of
naming a third representative from
each department.
Many of the current members
originally were chosen to hold of
fice before war caused suspension
of the Council in 1943, and will
serve out their terms on the reviv
ed Council.
In addition to being named man
aging editor of the Texas Engin-
See HARVEY, Page 6)
Press Fails to Find
Battalion Printers
Tri-weekly publication of the
Battalion appeared to be as far
away as ever this week as the
original time set for expansion
expired. Publication of at least
two issues a week had been
scheduled for November, but
lack of manpower in the A. &
M. Press makes it impossible
for them to meet that date, or
to set any other.
A. & M. remains, therefore,
the only school of its size in
the country trying to get by
on a small weekly newspaper.
Most schools of this size pub
lish daily journals; others, like
A. & M. before the war, find a
tri-weekly adequate.
Publication of the Agricultur
alist and Engineer is also made
doubtful by the situation. The
necessary equipment is now on
the campus, but the necessary
printers are nowhere in sight.
Eleven File for Vet
Committee Places
Eleven candidates for Veterans’
representatives on four student
committees had filed with the Stu
dent Activities Office by noon,
Wednesday, October 30. Election
of these representatives will be
held Thursday, November 7, in
the rotunda of the Academic Build
(3 vacancies)
Blankenship, Benjamin T. — Sen
ior, CE; Houston, Texas.
Bruce, A. D. (Dave) Jr. — Sen
ior, B & A; Temple, Texas.
Coolidge, Joel B. — Senior, LA;
Houston, Texas
Howard, Eugene F., Jr. — Senior,
Business; El Paso, Texas.
Buntyn, Claude — Junior, Ag.
Eco.; Temple, Texas.
Manley, D. F. — Senior, EE; Har
lingen, Texas.
Poole, John T. — Sophomore, Ind.
Ed.; Port Arthur, Texas.
TEE (3 vacancies)
Courtade, E. D. — Freshman, Hor
ticulture; Waco, Texas.
Finck, N. E. — Senior, ME; St.
Charles, Missouri.
Matula, A. J., Jr. — Sophomore,
LA; Houston, Texas.
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Hord, E. D. — Freshman, Ag. Ed.;
Winters, Texas.
Weekend Entertainment to Be Spirited
By Music of Aggieland and Serenades
Dances Following Aggie-Razorback Grid Tilt Slated
On Campus and Annex; Aggieland Jamboree in Guion
MAJOR GENERAL Percy W. Clarkson, deputy commander of the
Fourth Army, hands Ed Brandt Jr. his commission as Cadet Colonel
in the first of 170 cadet commission presentations in Guion Hall last
Thursday night.
Class of ’47 Will
Honor Penberthy
In Formal Retreat
At a formal ceremony tonight,
the Class of ’47 will present to
the College the Penberthy Intra
mural Athletic Message Center
and the Court of Honor honoring
our Mr. W. L. Penberthy. The pro
gram will be at formal retreat,
at which time Melvin A. Pruitt,
Vice-President of the Class of ’47,
will present the gifts. President
Gibb Gilchrist, as the representa
tive of the college; will accept the
gifts and Mr. Penberthy will de
liver the expression of thanks.
The program will start a little
earlier than the regular mess for
mation. The Corps will assemble
at 6 p.m. and the ceremony will
begin at that time.
Aggieland’s gold star intramural
managers of this war will also be
honored tonight. These men are
Kyle Drake, ’43, Jack Nagle, ’43,
Bill Trodlier, ’45, S. W. Lipscomb,
’40, J. P. Olsen, ’42, and A. F. Ride
out, ’44.
The officers of the Senior Class
of ’47 were Robert L. King, pres
ident; Melvin A. Pruitt, vice-pres
ident; Hilton Hall, treasurer; and
L. B. Wardlaw, social secretary.
Eighty CE Students
Make Field Trips
In Early November
Eighty civil engineering students
will make field trips to the Burnet-
Llano section early in November,
according to Prof. A. A. L. Mat
hews, associate professor of Geol
ogy. The first group will leave the
campus the afternoon of Novemr
ber 2, spend the first night in
Austin, and the other two nights in
Llano, returning to the College
November 5. The second group
will leave College Station early
November 8, and return late No
vember 10.
Professor Mathews has been con
ducting field excursions into this
area for geological studies for
several years. He says that this
year more than half of his students
will be war veterans. Due pri
marily to the effectiveness of these
trips and other work of similar
nature, A&M now requires all civil
engineering students to take geol
ogical courses.
In speaking of the Lower Colo
rado River Authority project,
Prof. Mathews said that the ar
rangement of the Buchanan, Inks
and other dams along the Colo
rado River and their use, form an
ideal example for dual purpose
of flood control and hydro-electric
power. He thinks that all civil
engineers having anything to do
with either type of structure
should study the over-all project,
Prof. Mathews is hopeful that
those interested in geology make
studies in their chosen field.
Class Sections Will
Be Observed at Game
Class sections in the Cadet
Corps section, which will extend
from the thirty-five yard line
north to the goal line, will be
strictly observed, according to a
senior class decision.
Freshmen: Rows 1-15.
Sophomores: Rows 15-25.
Juniors: Rows 25-32.
Seniors: Rows 32-40.
Any violation is punishable un
der Student Court or company
W.T.A.W. “Coffee Club”
Actually Serves Java
And Donuts on Program
Want some free coffee? Want
some free doughnuts? If so, you
may get them at radio station
WTAW located on the third floor
of the Administration building.
All you have to do is to be present
for the program “Coffee Club”
presented from the studio of WT
AW Mondays through Fridays
from 6:15 to 7:00 p. m.
In addition there is music, in
terviews,. and plenty of laughs on
this program with Dick Gottlieb
as master of ceremonies.
Other programs to be heard over
WTAW are “The Breakfast Club”
with Don McNeill, heard from
8:00 to 9:00 a. m. Mondays through
Fridays, a drama program for the
ladies, “Ethel and Albert”, heard
at 1:15 to 1:30 p. m., Mondays
through Fridays, and a musical
request program “Parade of Mel
ody Merchants” heard at 3:30 p.
m. Mondays through Fridays. News
can be heard daily from 7:00 to
7:15 a. m., 12:00 to 12:30 p. m.
and again at 1:00 to 1:15 p. m.
with Walter Kiernan in his own
distinctive style as news commen
Starting Monday, November 4,
the faculty in the School of Arts
and Sciences will present a pro
gram “The College Speaks”. This
program can be heard Mondays
through Fridays at 5:15 p. m. The
first speaker on this program will
be L. B. Keel of the English de
partment who will speak on “Eng
lish in Today’s World”.
Women Teachers at
A&M Total Nine
A. & M. now has nine women
teachers in the School of Arts
and Sciences, according to Dean
T. D. Brooks. The English depart
ment has five of them, Mathemat
ics three, and the Physics de
partment one.
Those teaching English are Miss
Grace Fitzwilliams, Miss Clara
Carson, Miss Margaret Lemmon,
Mrs. Mary Higbee, and Miss Sallie
Burke. In the Mathematics de
partment are Mrs. A. A. Blum-
berg. Mrs. Lindell Morris, and
Miss Carloine Mitchell, and Miss
Catherine Henderson constitutes
the entire female Physics faculty.
Never a dull moment in the Ad
ministration Building! The other
day telephone conversations and
radio broadcasts were crossbred.
A person ’phoning to the Ad
Building could hear WTAW broad
casts on the wire.
But Wednesday afternoon weird,
muffled voices, echoing through the
halls appeared to be coming from
the subterranean passages. The
elevator was stuck! Electric pow
er failure caught the car and its
occupants between the basement
and first floor a few minutes af
ter 5:00 o’clock. And who were
the accupants?—None other than
Carleton Adams, architect for A.
& M., J. T. L. McNew, vice-pres
ident of engineering, AND our
“Mr. McNew and I had been of
fered rides home by Mr. Gilchrist,”
reported Mr. Adams. “We got in
the elevator on the second floor,
with President Gilchrist at the
controls. The lights went off and
Music, and plenty of it,
moves onto the local amuse
ment scene close oh the heels
of the A.&M.-Arkansas foot
ball game Saturday with two
dances and a jamboree hold
ing - the spotlight Saturday
The Aggieland Orchestra will
provide the melody for free jam
boree at Guion at 7:30 p.m. and
also for the all-college dance that
runs at Sbisa Hall from 9 p.m.
until 1 a.m.
In addition, a dance will be held
at the Bryan Field Annex Satur
day night with the music being
provided by the T.S.C.W. Serena-
ders All-Girl Orchestra. Three
hundred tickets for the dance will
go on sale at the Annex Satur
day at $1.20, stag or couple.
Tickets for the all-college affair
at Sbisa will go on sale at 8:30
p.m. Saturday night, and college
authorities have promised that
two cashiers will be on hand to
handle the expected crowd of tick
et-seekers. Ducats will go for $1.50,
stag or drag.
For the Guion Hall Jamboree,
Aggieland director Bill Turner has
arranged a full program, featur
ing a new arrangement of the
old favorite “Begin the Beguine”.
A piano duet by Jug Leatherwood
and JVIarvin Brown, plus a musi
cal quiz and the vocalizing of
Boyd Rogers, Nell Arhopolus and
Robert Williams complete the of
Seven Scholarships
To Be Awarded to
Kream & Row Khib
Herman F. Keep scholarship
awards will be presented mem
bers of the A&M College Kream
and Kow Club by the donor of
the scholarships at the next reg
ular meeting of the club at 7:15
p. m. Tuesday in the creamery as
sembly room, it was announced by
Dr. I. W. Rupel, head of the dairy
husbandry department.
Mr. Heep advised Dr. Rupel that
he would be on hand to make the
scholarship awards to the six win
ners, each winner to receive $100
and each second place to gain a
$50 award. Prizes will be award
ed on the basis of work in the
freshman, sophomore and junior
It is hoped that Joe Ridgeway
also will be on hand Tuesday even
ing to award to $500 Borden
scholarship, Dr. Rupel said; if
Mr. Ridgeway cannot attend, it is
believed someone from the Borden
organization will be here to make
the award.
Legion of Merit
Awarded ’39 Grad
Captain Charlton J. Wimer, a
1939 graduate of A. & M., has
been awarded the Legion of Merit
by Brig. Gen. Lewis C. Beebe,
chief of staff of the Fourth Army.
Captain Wimjer, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Kenneth Wimer of 4319 Ver
sailles, Dallas, is a veteran of Cor-
regidor, for which the medal was
The citation stated that Wimer,
an observer of the air warning
service, by his obtaining evaluation
and transmission of approaching
Japanese planes, was a conspic
uous contributor to the effective
ness of the defense offered by
Corregidor and its outposts. At
present Captain Wimer is on ter
minal leave.
the thing stopped. After a series
of yells, lighting matches to neu
tralize darkness, pushing buttons,
and pulling levers, a reply came
down the shaft, ‘Who’s that mon
keying with the machinery?’ This
inquiring voice came from the col
ored janitor.”
An unknown person was sent to
summon aid, returning with the de
sired answer, “A fellow is work
ing on the transformer, and if the
power is turned on it will burn
him up.” To this remark which
floated down the elevator shaft,
Mr. Gibb came back with, “Burn
him up!”
Around 5:30 the power was
again turned on and downward
flight was resumed.
“It became dark and mighty
warm in the cage”, mused Mr.
Adams. “We removed our coats
and obtained some relief by forc
ing the door open about three
inches and holding it with our
The Architect, The Engineer,
And The Boss Cuss and Discuss