The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 31, 1946, Image 2

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With The Corps
Aggie Sweetheart . . .
Finally we’re able to announce
the results of the Aggie Sweet
heart selection, which took place
the weekend of the OU game at
Tessieland. She’s Miss Peggy
Hendricks of Kilgore, quite beau
tiful (even more than her picture
attests), and has a sweet and
pleasing personality.
If you want further particulars
on the Sweetie, ask Buddy Potter,
CO of “C” Infantry. Just about
every weekend you’ll find him
leaving for Denton and one and
only Peggy about three Friday
afternoon in his ’46 Mercury.
SMU Corps Trip . . .
Col. Meloy, Bennie Zinn, Fred
Hickman, Ed Brandt, E. C. Kobs,
Joe Putegnat, John Heemann, and
Jack Nelson left this morning for
Dallas and TSCW to complete
plans for the parade, football
game, halftime festivities, and
football dance. This morning they
conferred with SMU officials and
Dallas civic authorities. TSCW
was the next stop, where the
group met with Dean of Women
All during the past two weeks
there has been hubhub in Heaven
about the supposed outrageous
conduct of the Tessies while on
the campus for the TCU game.
We can’t help but discount rumors
of licentious immorality among
Cadets and Tessies—there may
have been some innocent contact
of lips, but it wasn’t near as bad
as they make out up there.
The TSCW officials were even
thinking of cancelling the joint
corps trip because of the disres
pectful conduct of their charges.
And, in their righteous indigna
tion, based on reports brought
them by a small number of goody-
goodies, they swarmed all over
the Tessies in a general session
of house meetings.
We hope that some sort of un
derstanding can be worked out be
tween the Aggies who went up
there today and the TSCW offi
cials. We certainly don’t want the
Tessies to be absent from the Dal
las corps trip. And likewise, we
don’t want TSCW officials to get
a mistaken or narrow idea of
what goes on down here on week
They may have some idea that
since the restrictions at A & M on
weekends are a little less inflex
ible than they are in Denton, girls
coming here face eternal perdi
tion. Hardly possible. Aggies are
still gentlemen when they’re with
Tessies. And you’ll find exceptions
to any rule when you look into
corners and shadows. Even at
TSCW . . .
All Set for Arkansas
Again the Corps will parade to
the football game, but this time
there should be no unauthorized
persons in the Corps Section. Four
husky cadets will be drawn from
every outfit and stationed on each
side of the section, one to a row.
Then only dates will get through
the gantlet—no more non-regs.
2300 seats, in a section running
from the 35 yard line to the goal,
should be plenty for the Corps to
occupy. Veterans will be seated
from the fifty to the thirty five,
as will the band.
Rice Weekend . . .
There will be a formal Corps
Ball, for cadets only, Friday night
preceding the game in Sbisa, with
the Aggieland on the downbeat.
This is the first of its kind this
year, and is sponsored by the sen
ior class.
The good old Aggie “T” will be
formed for the Rice game during
the half, according to Bill Rosser,
head yell leader. This should be
a grandiose spectacle this year,
with the largest number of cadets
since 1942, and with the great
number of boots to fill up the front
lines. Practices will be held
in the afternoons of the week pre
What’s Cooking
THURSDAY, October 31
7:30 p. m. Ellis County A. & M.
Club, Room 225, Acad. Bldg.
7:30 p. m. Laredo A & M Club.
7:30 p. m. Ft. Worth A & M
Club, Lecture Room, Science Bldg.
6:30 p. m. to 8:30 p. m. Married
Couples Badminton, DeWare Field
7:30 p. m. Land of the Lakes,
Room 324, Acad. Bldg.
FRIDAY, November 1
7:15 p. m. Rosary Devotion, St.
Mary’s Chapel.
7:30 p. m. Graduate Club, As
sembly Room, YMCA.
SATURDAY, November 2
2:30 p. m. Texas A & M vs
Arkansas, Kyle Field.
7:30 p. m. Free Stage Show,
Guion Hall.
* 8:00 p. m. Council Meeting,
Asscoiation of Former Students.
9:00 p. m. All-College Dance,
Sbisa Hall.
SUNDAY, November 3
8:30 a. m. and 10:30 a. m. Cath
olic Mass, St. Mary’s Chapel.
9:30 a. m. Council Meeting, As
sociation of Former Students.
9:30 a. m. College Annex Cha
pel Service. Rev. Norman Ander
MONDAY, November 4
7:00 p. m. Ex-Navy and Mar
ine Airmen’s, Club, Assembly
Room, YMCA.
7:00 p. m. Student Engineers
Council, Petroleum Library (2nd
Floor, Petroleum Engineering
7:15 p. m. Rosary Devotion, St.
Mary’s Chapel.
7:30 p. m. Astronomy Club at
Physics Building.
The guy who was all wood and
a yard wide is now 50 per cent
rayon, 30 per cent cotton and 2^
per cent shoddy.
To The Board. . .
(An open letter to the board of directors, meeting on
the campus.)
Dear bosses: We’re glad to see you meeting on the
campus. We know you’ll be looking us over, and we hope
you approve what you see. But we’ll have to put in this
word of warning: we’re still “under construction.” We’re not
in what we consider the best of shape, but we are conscious
of our defects and and are working like the. devil to cure
When most of the student body of A. & M. marched
away to war, the pattern of life of Aggieland was shattered
like a mirror. Now we are trjnng to put the thousands of
pieces back together, and as we have 7,000 pieces, it is a
huge puzzle-job.
In a little while, perhaps in the next six months, life
at Aggieland will show more resemblance to the traditional
ways of Aggies. Till then, we hope that you—and all our
other friends—will understand.
Strike the Happy Medium . . .
A sinister warning comes to all students from figures
quoted by the Dean of Men’s office, stating that 12% of the
freshmen who entered A&M in September have already
dropped out of school. Many more are expected to quit
when proof positive, in their midsemester grades, shows
that their ability or the Aggie system keeps them from
making the grade as collegiates here.
Freshmen in the Cadet Corps have an especially rigor
ous life to lead—running details, acting as room orderlies,
learning important traditions of the A. & M. campus, and
keenly competing with veterans for top grades. Every
minute of their time is, and should be, filled with something
to do.
Utilizing the fish’s time is where discretion must be
used by upperclassmen, who must not lose sight of the
primary reason most are attending college—to become edu
cated citizens. Everything else, including spirit, traditions,
social activities, and football games, is subordinate to this
Now it’s true that a happy medium can be reached, put
ting all of these other elements of Aggie college life in their
proper place. But this can only be done by strict observance
of and respect for a freshman’s time.
The Scholastic Officer is charged with overseeing the
academic well-being of his men. If he feels that a fresh
man is being detailed too much, causing him to neglect his
studies, it is his responsibility to see the CO, and recom
mend that he be freed from detail duty, and that this time
be used for study instead. It is his duty to check why a
freshman is doing poorly in his work—discern whether it
is from inability, laziness, or lack of time.
A freshman should never leave A. & M. College be
cause he doesn’t have enough time for studies. After all,
there are 17 wide awake hours in a day—enough time, if
apportioned correctly, and not spent running senseless, non
sensical details, for anybody with an IQ of 110 to pass
A&M work.
Here’s what must be done if all the freshmen are not
to bust out at midsemester. The freshman’s day must be so
regimented that he devotes at least four hours a day in his
quarters to study. More may be necessary, according to the
individual case. But a fish’s study time must remain invio
late, and it should be the duty and the privilege of the
freshman to demand that this be strictly observed.
The seniors in his outfit should see that time wasting
details like counting the squares on the bottom of the swim
ming pool, counting the window panes in some building,
and other equally senseless assignments, don't take time
that should be used in academic betterment.
Let’s Make It Good. . .
Let’s make this a week-end to remember and 1 be proud
We don’t mean the football game itself, but the trim
mings. A lot depends on what kind of yell practice we have
this week, how students behave at the practice, at the game
and at the dance. This is a test to see whether we veterans
can behave ourselves voluntarily.
As pointed out by Sid Smith, president of the Veteran
Student Association, we like to be independent. We don’t
want to be told what we can wear, when we can leave our
holes, where or what we can eat. We’ve had enough of that
sort of thing.
But to keep our present veterans’ privileges* we have
to prove this week that such independence hasn’t gone to
our heads. We have to prove that the riotous behavior of
two weeks ago was exceptional.
Let’s be moderate. Let’s be considerate of the other
fellow, and especially of our feminine guests. Retention of
our privileges is worth more than one big binge.
Just the way it read in the Grand Forks (N. D.) Herald’ '— and
on page one!
“Rudy York, the hero of Sunday’s 3-2 Boston win over the Cardi
nals, slammed two practice PITCHERS into the left field seats,, re
minding all of the 375-foot homer that broke up the opener..
The Battalion
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TUESDAY, November 5
7:30 p. m. Kream & Kow Club,
Creamery Lecture Room. Herman
F. Heep and Borden scholarships
to be presented.
7:30 p. m. A&M FFA Chap
ter, Ag. Engineering Lecture
7:30 p. m. ASME, ME Lecture
7:30 p. m. Spanish Club, Room
103, Acad. Bldg.
7:30 p. m. Architectural Society,
Physics Lecture Room. Speaker,
Stayton Nunn, prominent Houston
6:30 p. m. to 8:30 p. m. Mar
ried Couples Badminton, DeWare
Field House.
WEDNESDAY, November 6
2:00 p. m. Newcomers Club,
Sbisa Hall.
7:15 p. m. Rosary Devotion, St.
Mary’s Chapel.
THURSDAY, November 7
7:30 p. m. Lufkin A&M Club,
Room 105, Acad. Bldg.
7:30 p. m. Marketing and Fi
nance Club, Room 312, Ag. Bldg.
Speaker, Lucian Morgan, Place
ment Office.
Editor, The Battalion:
Herewith is a possible reason
why some Aggies have resorted to
writing personal commentaries
of happenings associated with stu
dent life at A&M and sending same
to Texas newspapers for publica
tion. Perhaps said Ag-gies would
like to have said opinions brought
to light, a feature which now
seems impossible to accomplish in
our own Batt whose policies are
dictated by a few narrow minded
persons. Take off the blinders and
let’s get this school squared away.
And while I am at it I would
personally like to thank the Stu
dent Council for deciding that they
would “permit” veterans to wear
parts of their service uniforms
about the campus. We certainly
appreciate this, boys.
Thomas B. Motz,
Dear Ed,
Here is one feller who saw the
25th annual Aggie Rodeo and was
mighty pleased. I have seen many
of the Aggie rodeos and other
shows around this part of the
country, but the show on the 18th
and 19th was one of the most en
joyable. Good competition and
real Aggie sportsmanship made it
I particularly admired the bull
riding of Frog McMartie, but all
contestants contributed to a
grand performance. I thought
some special mention ought to be
given Jim Schwenke who really
ran into some tough luck. The
first night Jim was bitten on both
legs while in the chute, and his
horse reai’ed back and broke his
spur. Later his rigging came off,
throwing him for a loss, and on
a re-ride Jim’s boot caught on the
chute gate, ripped the boot wide
open, and pulled him under the
horse where he was kicked in
the back, thigh, and ankle. After
all this, he got up and asked for
another horse!
Loyd Reber,
Bryan, Texas.
Dear Editor,,
After reading the various bits
of editorial comment in The Bat
talion of Oct. 24 r I feel it is high
time someone went to* * bat for the
Concerning the midnight yell
practice you spoke of,. I was not
present at this event, so I cannot
speak from the viewpoint of an
eyewitness. I do not question the
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fact that there was a bit of rough
stuff going on, which is to be
You state that “It is SAID that
veterans were mostly to blame”.
Now, my friend, just who said,
who is qualified to say, and where
do you get your information? Do
you believe everything you hear?
If you do, you can hear most any
thing if you will listen for it.
Because someone reported he saw
some of the vandals dressed in
civilian, means nothing.
Before the war, I was
ROTC cadet at NTAC, that very
highly rated branch of A&M, and
when I thought I could get away
with it, I wasn’t above putting on
civilian clothing, and neither were
some of the cadet officers. All the
evidence you have against the
veterans, I feel sure is purely cir
cumstantial — what you need is
Remember, too, that A&M is an
old line military school, full of that
old bitter military aristocracy long
engrained in its system. The vet
erans are the only major group
of students on the campus who
have the privilege of attending
school here free from the shack
les of a lot of dictatorial military
regulations under which we have
already served our time.
From articles appearing in The
Battalion almost every week, it is
apparent that this freedom is re
grettable on the part of the mil
itarists here, and consequently any
black mark they can give the vet
erans is to their advantage. When
the veteran’s freedoms are de
creased, watch the number of vet
erans decrease. They are not mar
ried to this school.
Concerning the Blue Honor Star
which the Corps cherishes, all I
can say is that if they have any
thing on the ball, a few guys wear
ing- khakis, cowboy boots, and over
seas unit insignia won’t do them
any harm. The inspectors’ eyes
don’t need any magnifying glass
es to discern between the two
groups, either. NTAC won the star
last spring under identical condi
tions, so let the glamour boys go
to work, and if they don’t win
it, take the blame where, it belongs.
To sum it all up in one senten
ce, your editorial policy is rotten.
Robert P. Kelly, ’47
Editor’s Note: Regarding the
“WHO SAID . . .. ” 44 veterans
and corps members said so, as per
the “guest” editorial in last
week’s B’att.
By W. L. Penberthy
A. & M. College Annex
— with —
Geo. Brent-Dorothy McGuire
— and —
Jack Carson - Dennis Morgan
Last Saturday the followers of
football in our land were stunned
by a number of so-called “upsets”.
An unprecedented number of fav
orites, many of
which were unde
feated and very
much in the na
tional limelight,
were toppled by
teams not con
ceded much of a
chance before the
game. I don’t
know that we
should ever con
sider it an up
set when the „“un-
derdog” defeats
the favorite in
a sport, because
the very thing
that makes sports so interesting
is the uncertainty as to the out
come of any contest. Anything
can happen but gets in there and
battles every second of the con
test. In the accounts of the games
last Saturday a very common
statement “That the underdog re
fused to believe the predictions
made by sportswriters” was
I feel that this is just another
of the fine lessons we can derive
from sports. We all face a lot of
very difficult tasks, and our suc
cess is pretty muchly determined
by our attitude. I once heard it
said of the men of a certain army
By Ike Ashburn, Jr.
This past weekend Lower Slob-
bovia (also known as the Air
Field Annex) was deader than Tu’s
spirits after the Rice game. The
41 refugees who stayed behind
were a bit unhappy about the
snack bar being closed Saturday
and Sunday; but for a change the
mess hall put out some r-e-a-1
meals. The Skips doubled as bus
drivers and purchasing agents.
The Annex Ex-Servicemen’s
Club, was organized only two
weeks ago, boasts a membership
of 70% of the vets residing at the
TSCW’s Serenaders will pro
vide the notes for Saturday night’s
dance at the lounge. Dancing will
begin at 8:30. The dance is spon
sored by the Ex-Servicemen’s
Club. Only 300 tickets will be sold
and those are available in Mrs.
Milliard’s office in the lounge.
Price is $1.20, stag- or drag.
The three corps outfits, E
Troop, G and H Batteries Field
Artillery, are holding their own
yell practices at the Annex. Silver
Taps was observed at the Annex
on Monday night.
—“They were no braver than those
of other armies, but they were
just braver a little longer.” I
have known a lot of good men
who never attained and were not
willing to pay the price in effort
and perseverance. I have seen
other men who had ar less abil
ity go far because they had the
confidence and the will to suc
ceed which made it possible for
them to overcome many obstacles.
I don’t think we should call these
“upsets”, they were merely reap
ing the reward they so richly de
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