The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, June 27, 1947, Image 1

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    Directors Dismiss Clark as Economics Head
Next Year’s Fish
To Live at Annex
Dr. F. B. Clark, head of the ec
onomics department, was dismissed
from the institution yesterday af
ternoon by order of the board of
directors. Dr. Clark, a chief fig
ure in recent strife at the college,
appeared before the board for ap
proximately twenty minutes to ex
plain his conduct in charging the
college administration with intimi
dation of faculty members. Dr.
Clark appeared before the state
legislative investigating committee
a few months ago, but failed to
substantiate his charges and was
severely censured by the majority
of the committee in their report.
The board in their memoran
dum stated: “In view of the ac
tion of Dr. F. B. Clark in giving
widespread publicity to charges
against the administration of the
college, which he later admitted
he could not substantiate, the
board of directors, after hearing
Dr. Clark, deems it necessary to
terminate his connection with
the college effective immediate
Dr. Clark had been associated
with the college 31 years, and had
approximately three years to go
before he would have gone on mod
ified service. He has been active
for years in real estate promotion
here, and it is assumed that he
will continue to be active in that
line. Clark made no statement
when questioned by reporters.
Clark’s successor as h^ad of the
economics department will be
named by President Gibb Gilchrist
subject to approval of the board.
No one has yet been considered for
the post, it was announced.
Col. Guy S. Meloy, Jr., com
mandant of cadets, appeared before
the board of directors Tuesday
night behind closed doors in an
executive session. This was the
second executive session of the day,
President Gibb Gilchrist having
been closeted with the board for an
hour earlier.
Stating “The board contem
plates no changes in the military
status,” the group in effect de
nied charges made by Rep. Olin
E. Teague in Washngton that
the board intended to change A.
& M. from a military college to
a civilian-basis ROTC school.
Most Corps freshmen entering
A. & M. next year will be quarter
ed at A. & M. Annex at Bryan Air
Field, the directors stated. Only
1,500 freshmen are expected and
2,000 can be cared for at the annex
they reported.
Treatment of freshmen at A. &
M. was one of the controversial
subjects involved in the recent in
vestigation, and hazing practices
were bitterly criticized by a major
ity of the state investigating com
mittee. Normally freshmen are
quartered among upper classmen,
which makes hazing comparatively
easy. However, the board did not
mention hazing in announcing their
plans for next year’s crop of fresh
men. The memorandum states:
“The board in considering the
anticipated heavy enrollment of
students has directed, for the
purpose of more effectively sys
tematizing the housing and in
struction, that the incoming
freshman class shall be assigned
to A. & M. Annex in so far as
facilities are adequate, thereby
making available the facilities on
the main campus for advanced
Authorization was given for col
lege authorities to sign the con
tract for acquisition of the 16,000
acre Bluebonnet Ordnance Plant at
McGregor for use as an experimen
tal tract.
The profit-sharing plan of the
Exchange Store, which had been
criticized by students during re
cent disturbances, was temporar
ily abolished. All profits will go
into a General Welfare Fund. Only
6 percent of those who bought
supplies at the store last year took
advantage of the profit-sharing
plan, it was reported.
Rice’s Harry Stiteler Named
Assistant Football Coach
The geology department was
transferred to the school of en
Harry Stiteler, Aggie football
letterman, will become assistant
football coach at A.&M. this fall,
according to an announcement by
J. W. “Dough” Rollins, acting
director of athletics. Stiteler will
assist Homer Norton in whipping
the ’47 team into shape.
Stiteler, who has been an assist
ant coach at Rice for the past year
was an outstanding Aggie athlete
from 1927 through 1931, lettering
in football and also holding the
Southwest conference record for
the pole vault.
After leaving A.&M., Stiteler be
came a high school football coach,
and brought state championships to
Waco and Corpus Christi. His
teams at Bellville and Smithville
Texas A. & M. College
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Volume 47
Number 6
Garbage Collection Service
Kept; Warehouse Approved
The citizens of College Station voted Monday night to*
retain the garbage collection service at their bi-annual Town
Meeting. Also approved were the ’47-’48 budget and the
construction of a city warehouse and office building.
The approved budget for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1947 to June 30,
1948 is as follows:
Fund Revenue Expenditure Difference
General $ 28,525.00 $ 44,807.33 $ 16,282.33
Electric 40,825.00 29,084.07 11,740.93
Water & Sewer 30,350.00 24,609.52 5,740.48
Cemetery 2,400.00 3,295.00* 895.00
Total $102,100.00 $101,795.92
*The expenditure in the Cemetery Fund is carried here
because $2,400.00 has been included in the General Fund.
Garbage collection fees will't
be $1 a month for residence and
a graduated scale of $1 to $5 a
month for business houses. The
scale as applied to business houses
will be determined by the amount
of garbage each business normally
has. For example: A small shop
dealing only in miscellaneous items
ordinarily would not have an ex
cessive amount .of garbage and
would only be charged $1. On the
other hand a drugstore, hotel, or
restaurant, which would have al
most a truckload of garbage would
be charged $5. Collection will be
daily in business areas and twice
weekly in the residential sections.
Construction of the new city
warehouse and office will begin as
soon as materials become avail
able. It will be located on old
highway 6 two blocks north of the
A.A.A. Building.
The City also wants to purchase
the College Hills R.E.A. power
line. According to Mayor Ernest
Langford this line would give the
City an added $7,500 yearly in
come which could be used to elim
inate the garbage fee.
Sixty College Stationites at-
$ 304.08
as $3,295.00
tended the meeting and according
to Langford, “It was the most suc
cessful Town Meeting we have
ever had”.
Registration Of
Serial-Items May
Mean ‘Recovery’
By Jim Etherington
A free registration service for
A.&M. students which provides
possible identification of prop
erty lost or stolen is operating
at the Office of Campus Secur
ity. Such items as typewriters,
bicycles, slide rules, watches, and
any other serial-numbered item
may be registered and filled in
numerical order.
If serial-numbered articles are
reported lost or stolen, the Office
of Campus Security notifies lo
cal merchants and other avenues
of disposal to “be on the look
out”. With their cooperation,
the lost article may be recovered.
A registration slip for identi
fiable articles may be secured
at the Campus Security Office,
filled in, and submitted to house
masters or the Goodwin Hall
office for filing.
Agronomy Class To
Leave Tomorrow
On Temple Trip
Soil Conservation Class,
Agronomy 418, will leave to
morrow in private automobiles
to visit Elm Creek Water Shed
and Blackland Experiment Station
at Temple.
Instructors J. F. Mills and Eli
Whitely will be in charge of the
18 students who will make the trip.
Among the group are two students
from Brazil.
Two stops to study soil profiles
are planned between College Sta
tion and Burlington.
T. J. Elder, work unit conserva
tionist, will join the group at Bur
lington and will conduct them
through the Elm Creek Water
Shed. Several farms are to be
visited where soil conservation is
now practiced.
The group will stop at Temple
for lunch.
The Blackland Experiment Sta
tion visit will begin with a talk
by J. R. Johnston, acting superin
tendent of the station. A study of
the various projects underway will
conclude the trip.
Camera Club to Elect
Officers Monday
The A. & M. Camera Club will
elect officers at its next scheduled
meeting on Monday, June 30, ac
cording to Claude Stone, acting
president of the club.
The meeting will be held at 7:30
p. m. in Room 33 of the Physics
Joe Atchinson of Austin
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First Aggie at Fort Sill Gets General Welcome
Deputy Commander
Greets F. A. Cadet
Cadet Joe W. Atchinson of
Battery E, Field Artillery was
the first A. & M. student to
report to Fort Sill, Oklahoma,
for the new advanced Reserve Of
ficers Training Corps summer
camp, which began June 23. A
pleasant surprise for Atchinson
was a personal greeting by Briga
dier General John Millikin, Deputy
Post Commander.
While at Fort Sill, Atchison will
receive the latest instruction in
trends and developments of artil
lery from specially trained instruc
tors. He will also have an oppor
tunity to witness several field de
monstrations by the 5th Field Ar
tillery Group now stationed at Fort
A special section of the historic
military installation has been de
signated for ROTC students. It
will have its own Post Exchange
and will be accessible to other re
creational and entertainment faci
During World War II, Atchison
served with the Naval Air Corps.
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
Atchison, live at 2201 Indian Trail
in Austin.
JOE W. ATCHINSON of Austin, first Aggie to report to Fort
Sill, receives a royal welcome from BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN
MILLIKIN, Deputy Post Commander.
Adriance Invited
To Tour Countries
Of Latin America
Dr. Guy W. Adriance, head
of the horticulture depart
ment, has been invited by the
United Fruit Company to
make a month’s tour of Guate
mala, Honduras, and Costa Rica.
Accompanied by. his family, Dr.
Adriance will sail from New Or
leans tomorrow for Guatemala,
where he will visit the two agri
cultural colleges in and near the
capital. ,
Dr. AdidarAiGHwillx then *.4sit i'hc
National Agriculture,J College in
Honduras, which wai established
several years ago by the United
Fruit Company. While in Hondu
ras, Dr. Adriance will gather na
tive potato and sorghum species
for experimental breeding purpos
es. He will then study the possi
bilities of planting red grapefruit
in that country.
Dr. Adriance will finish his tour
by visiting the Inter-American In
stitute of Tropical Agriculture at
Turriaba, Costa Rica. He will dem
onstrate propagation work to stu
dents of the college and also will
observe research work being car
ried on there.
Campus Theater
Sponsors Weekly
Children’s Party
Each Saturday morning
from 8:30 until 11 a free pro
gram of entertainment is held
at the Campus Theater for
children under 14.
The first part of the program
is a movie made up of “shorts”
and cartoons. From 10 to 11 the
“Happy Birthday Party” is broad
cast over station WTAW, a gene
ral talent show in which the child
ren take part. Refreshments are
served after the broadcast.
Children who wish to participate
in the radio program must report
to the WTAW studios in the Ad
ministration Building at 1:30 on
Friday afternoon before the Sat
urday on which they want to enter.
This is for auditions and timing.
The program, sponsored by the
Campus Theater and the Butter-
crust Bread Company, will con
tinue until August 9. It is written
and produced by Mickey Collis.
Mrs. Bill Barren plays the piano.
All children of 14 and under are
urged to come and bring their
In addition to the prizes given
each Saturday, there are grand
prizes, including a bicycle, an elec
tric roaster, and a registered cock
er spaniel. Children get one chance
at the grand prize for each Satur
day they attend.
Reserve Officers
Barbecue Monday
The Brazos County Reserve Of
ficers Association will hold a bar
becue and dance at Franklin’s Mon
day evening, June 30, at 7 ; 30.
Tickets at $1.50 per person may
be obtained from Hank Murray at
his office in the Coast Artillery
Armory, telephone 4-5674.
Reservations must be made be
fore noon tomorrow.
Dress for the occasion will be
Tenor to Sing
Tuesday Night
A program to suit all types
of audiences will be presented
at the Grove Tuesday even
ing, July 1, at 8:30 p.m., when
Robert Sprecher, a tenor and Wil
liam Wright, bass-baritone, appear
under the sponsorship of the Stu
dent Activities Office.
Among the selections to be
heard are “Au Clair de la Lune”,
which ^yin be a duet; “On Wings
of Song”, “It’s A Gran4 Night for
Singing”, and “I’m Falling in Love
With Someone”, by Sprecher; and
“Deep River” and “The Erie Canal”
by Wright.
Sprecher served three years
aboard the U.S.S. Copahee, one of
the first escort aircraft carriers,
as communications watch officer,
entertainment officer, and gunnery
officer. A native of New Mexico,
Sprecher has attended the Uni
versity of California and the Uni
versity of Southern California. At
the conclusion of this tour he will
return to New York for rehearsals
for the fall opening of opera.
Wright first worked with John
Parish, tenor, then head of the
Voice Department at Columbia col
leges. After attending the Uni
versity of Missouri on a scholar
ship, he practiced under Oscar
Seagle, with the help of Mrs. Anna
Freman, mother of Jane Freman of
screen and radio fame. During the
winter of 1934 he studied in Paris,
and has sung such roles as “Mep-
histopheles” in Faust and “Friar
Lawrence” in Romeo and Juliet.
The program next Tuesday even
ing will be free to everyone. In
case of inclement weather, it will
be presented from the stage of
Guion Hall.
A&M Methodists
To Welcome New
Minister Tonight
Rev. James F. Jackson and his
family will be given a welcome re
ception by the A.&M. Methodist
Church this evening at 8 p.m. Rev.
Jackson just recently arrived in
the city to assume his duties of
minister of the local Methodist
Plans for the new church struc
ture will be on display, and the
architect for the project will be
present to discuss it features and
answer questions.
A report of the progress made in
the local financial drive will be
A-M Poultry Team
Prospects to Meet
Monday Evening
Students interested in becoming
members of the collegiate poultry
judging team this fall are invited
to attend a called meeting Monday
evening, June 30, at 7:30 in Room
317, Animal Industries Building.
Tentative plans will be made then
for a brief summer training pro
gram. The A&M-team will compete
in a national contest to be held
in Chicago in December, E. D.
Parnell, team coach, reported.
Either juniors or seniors are
eligible to compete for team places.
Team members need not be poultry
majors in order to compete for
team membership, Parnell stated.
also hung up impressive records. In
his worst season as a high school
coach, Stiteler’s team won five and
lost four.
Stiteler, who is prematurely
gray at 37, will instruct the back-
field this year.
No other athletic appointments
will be made until the new athletic
council has a chance to meet, ac
cording to D. W. Williams newly
appointed chairman.
The board expressed its appre
ciation to the “men of courage and
integrity” who composed the state
investigating committee, and stated
the group had done a great service
to the college and the people of
the state.
The board created a new post,
director of the Student Union
Building, to be filled September 1.
This official will guide the pro
posed Student Union Memorial
Building through the final phases
of planning and construction, and
will direct its operations after com
Kyle Field will get a major face
lifting this year. The college board
of directors authorized expenditure
of $60,000 to erect buildings under
the stadium, to house class rooms,
athletic offices and similar facili
What is expected to be one of the
finest training rooms anywhere
will be under the stands, and will
be equipped at a cost of $6,000.
Semi-permanent steel bleachers,
to accommodate 4,000 additional
spectators at Turkey Day games
against Texas University, will be
erected at a cost of $25,000. It is
hoped to have the seats in use for
the Texas game this fall. The ad
ditional seats give Kyle Field room
for 40,000 spectators.
An electric scoreboard costing
$5,600 will be installed to replace
an old one burned last year.
A. & M. and its affiliates will
spend twenty two and a half mil
lion dollars during the coming fis
cal year, according to a budget
adopted by the board of directors
Wednesday. The sum allotted in
cludes income from all sources and
operations of the college, in addi
tion to legislative appropriations.
Teachers salaries at A.&M. are
now on a par with those paid at
the University of Texas, the board
was told by W. H. Holzmann,
comptroller of the college. During
the past year there was an aver
age increase of six and a half per
cent in salaries paid to the teach
ing staff, at College Station, mak
ing a total increase of approxi
mately thirty five percent since
1939, Holzmann said. Similar in
creases'have been made for John
Tarleton and North Texas Agri
cultural Colleges, junior colleges of
the A.&M. system. Instructors at
Prairie View are receiving a slight
ly smaller increase, Holzmann said.
Among items in the budget for
Prairie View is an appropriation
for a new administration building
to replace one destroyed by fire
earlier this year.
Dr. Paul B. Pearson, national
ly known nutritionist, was named
dean of the graduate school, suc
ceeding Dr. T. D. Brooks who
will go on modified service at
the end of the summer. Dr.
Brooks will continue as dean of
the school of arts and sciences
until his successor is named.
Dr. Pearson has been nutritionist
on the staff of the Texas Agri
cultural Experimentation, work
ing with the animal husbandry
department of the college.
Dr. Sloan Jones, assistant dir-'
ector of the Texas Experiment
Station, was raised to vice-director.
Dr. E. C. Hereford, acting dean at
North Texas Agricultural College,
Arlington, was named dean by
permanent appointment.
Tuition charges for out-of-state
students were raised to $150 per
semester by the board. Previously
the charges have been reciprocal,
A. & M. receiving whatever the
home state of the student would
charge a Texas resident, with $100
the limit. Even under the new
charge, the college will receive on
ly half of what each student costs
the institution, it was stated. The
change was made possible by a
new state statute.
Also acting under a new statute,
the board made a student activities
fee mandatory for all students. The
fee cannot exceed $15 a semester,
and includes athletic coupons and
publication subscriptions along
with hospital fees and other mat
Three new faculty members of
the school athletic council were ap
proved: D. W. Williams, vice-
president for agriculture, M. T.
Harrington, chemistry professor
and J. B. Jaggi of the veterinary
medical school. Renamed for an-
(See CLARK on Page 4)
Proposed Cadet
Change Annoys
War Dept.
According to the Dallas
Morning New’s Washington
correspondent, David Better,
the War Department would
not welcome a change at A. &
M. College from a military-
cadet system to a civilian ca
det system.
This view was expressed by
Lt. General C. P. Hall, director
or of organization and training on
General Eisenhower’s staff in a
letter to Rep. Olin E. “Tiger”
Teague of College Station, stating
that the War Department would
iregret any change that would
“jeopardize the eminently satis
factory relationship which now ex
Teague added that he felt that
any attempt to lessen the emphasis
on military training at A.&M.
would be an affront against the
whole nation, especially during a
time when the country is attempt
ing “to strengthen our nation’s
armed force for any eventuality in
this unsettled period of world his
Eddie Now in Padded Cell . . .
Budding Reporter Assigned To
Sewer Story Gets Run-Around
By Jerry Lucy
Eddie Zuzzale was our most ar
dent reporter. He volunteered his
humble services to the Batt in the
same manner that he asked for
Army K.P. Being an eager beaver
and an honor student—six and four
last semester—Eddie reported to
the Battalion office with the text
in one hand, dictionary in another,
and a ball point pen in the other
(You don’t believe it?) A fellow
known as the “Frog” came in,
snapped his fingers once, took a
good look at Eddie, and assigned
him the sewer story.
Eddie could have walked to
Washington to interview the presi
dent in the time it took him to
work on that sewer story. He made
an appointment with the construc
tion superintendent, but he failed
to appear.
Days went by and silence pre
vailed. Rumors were that the
ditch on the drill field was a canal
to the Brazos so that A.&M. could
have a Naval ROTC. Others said
that it was a separate sewer for
some confectionary. It seems that
their coffee had eaten up the other
Eddie went to the site of the dig
ging. The man running the ma
chine didn’t know where he was
going. He just followed the stakes
and got paid weekly. Some col
ored man told him that the ditch
was twenty-one feet deep and wag
es were pretty good. That man
knew more than anyone Eddie had
After days of effort and patient
waiting in empty offices, Eddie re
turned to his college apartment.
His wife was starving from lack
to a pulp for letting thp ice pan
to a pulp for etting the ice pan
run over. The sewer had Eddie
well on the way to ruin. He was
raving crazy.
Before entering the padded cell,
Eddie asked me to get the story.
I had an appointment with some
bird this morning but he failed to
show up. Now I’m waiting for the
engineer in charge.
Merchants Increase Prizes
For Monday Bingo Games
Through the courtesy of College Station merchants, the number
of prizes for bingo games at the Grove has been increased. In this
way students and wives will be able to play more games in one even
ing. Bingo games are held every Monday evening beginning at 7:30
under the sponsorship of the Student Activities Office.
The following night Lee Thompson and Manning Smith conduct
square dancing instruction open to everyone.
Every Friday night a free movie is shown at the Grove.
The weekly schedule of activities is as follows:
Monday—7:30: Bingo
Tuesday—7-8: Square dance instruction
Wednesday—7: Dancing to juke box
Thursday—7-8: Square dance for students
Friday—8:30: Free movie
Saturday—7: Dancing, bridge, dominoes, etc.