The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, July 29, 1947, Image 1

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Votamt 47
Homesteads to $3000 Exempt
From College Huilding Tax
Forrestal Named
Defense Seeretan
Of Unified Forces
West Texas Chamber of Commerce
Hite Texas Tech Appropriation
Homesteads valued up to $3,000 will be exempt from the
proposed 5c ad valorem tax for the coileee building fund, At
torney General Price Daniel declared Saturday. Since the
levy is for state purposes, the exemption will apply to those
hom—torii under
property tax law*.
The question of
emption was raised by Ceunty At
torney Jobs Steele, of Lubbock. It
was in West Texas that opposition
to the plan at financing a twenty-
year roll* ye building program
a roe*. The West Texas Chamber at
Commerce foufht the resolution
while it was before the Unhrersitv
of Texas’ permanent fund with
which to finance the long-range
Legislator* from Lubbock point,
od out that the propoeed plan,
which will be submitted to the
voter* of the state in a special
election August tS, would rot allo
cate sufficient funds for Toxas
Technological College. As the mea
sure standa the Unhrereity of Tex
as will nseeivt approximately $10
million; Texas A. A M. will be
allowed around $6 million, and
Texaa Tech's portion of the $00
million bond issue will be about $1
Income from the University's
permanent fund would bo pledged
againat the Issuance of the rnllrge
liuildmg fund bonds. At Present the
' Mmaamt fund totals $ao million
lines the University and A. A M.
are prohibited by tne constitution
from securing legislative appropn
* lions, enactment of the proposed
amendment la neceasary if perma
nent improvements are to bs mads
at state lastltutions
Titus Co. Home
Agent Joins A&M
Extension Staff
Glxdya L. Darden, Titua
County home demonstration
agent atnee April, 1945, has
been appointed assistant
home management specialist oa the
headquarters staff of the A. A M
Extension Service.
Maurine Hearn, Extension vice-
director for women and state borne
demonstration agent, stated in an
nouncing the appointment that
Miss Darden will take over her
new duties effective September
Her headquarter* will be College
' A native of Georgetown, Mies
Darden ia a 1936 graduatp of East
Texas State Teacher* College at
Commerce, where she received a
BS degree- Before entering Exten
sion work, she was employed by
the Farm Security Administration,
from 1937 to 1944. During that
time she served as county ind
district home management super
visor, area home management
specialist and district FSA aupet-
Miss Darden was made home
Asanonstration agent for Titus
County hr April, 194b, with bead
miarters in ML Pleasant, when
she has remained until the present
tract Students
Receive Allowance
In Summer Months
Three Aggies Are
Appointed Cadet
Officers at Bliss
Unification of the armed
o r c t a became an actuality
Saturday when President Tru
man named Jaznee V. Forrea
tal as Secretary at Defense. Tru
man was so safer to sign the bill
that be delayed departure to hie
dying mother for seventeen min
utes in order to sign the legislation
aboard his plana.
AfMh two years of urging. Con
gress finally gave Truman the bill
to sign into law.
Hm President acted promptly for
» reason ao that the Senate
could confirm ForroataTs noantna
lion to the MW Cabinet poat before
it* tt'ljoumment. Chairman Chan
Gurney (Bop.) of South Dakota of
the Senate armed services commit
tee took stops to win speed) con
firmation after Me committee ut,
ammouely approval Korreetul Hut
ia aay ease Favrsatal weld serve
ler a reoeas appointment until
the next asaaioa of Coagn
KorreataL as Secretary of the
Navy, la Vm last member of the
1st* President llooeevelt * ( a>.ir.«-t
still in office. His selection as Sec
retary of Defease had been gener
ally expected.
|While the law and the executive
order setting forth the functions
and responsibilities of the three co
equal branches the Army, Navy,
and Afar Forces official* said that
extensive conferences among the
departments will be necessary ha-
fere the program can ha translated
Into terms of offices, functiona,
and men.
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ar
All advanced ROTO cadets
who hold contracts, and have
completed two or three semes
ters at advanced Military
Science r on nee will receive a sub
sistence allowance for the summer
months, it was announced Satur
day. This allowance will be com
puted at the rate of sixty-six
cents per day for the three sum
mer months, minus the time a pent
in summer camp. The deduction
will be made in all cssee, whether
the student did or did not attend
l> this year. The Military
Science Department expects to re
ceive the checks on, or about, Sep
tember 16. Students must be re
gistered for the fall semester to
pick them ap.
The distinctive ROTC patch will
it be worn after September L
according to LL CoL William Me-
Blhenay, Adjutant. This well-
known patch which has been de
corating Aggie shirt pockets for
yean will be replaced by a newly
a.lopted Shoulder Patch. The
Ground Forces KOTC insignia will
be a red, white, and blue di*k with
a gold torch superimposed. The
letters US ROTC will appear tm
mediately below the torch. As yet
the U7i. Air Foree ROTC petch
has not been agreed upon. How
ever, it will probably be similar to
the Ground Ferae emblem.
Charles W. Mattox, A. A M
student, was appointed cadet
lieutenant colonel to serve ns
battalion commander for RO-
TC cadets in their fifth week of
training nt Fort Bliss. Two other
Aggies, Edward D. Bateman and
George A. Whitten, wen Mso nam
ed to serve aa officer* for the same
period. Bateman was appointed ca
det captain to serve as command
ing officer at Battery B, and Whit
ten was appointed cadet 2nd lieu
tenant to serve as executive officer
far the second platoon of Batten.
Gadet Mattox was formerly in
the Marine Corps and served over
sea* for two yean in Midway Is
land and the Territory of Hawaii
A resident of Bay City, he waa a
member of the student court and
major in the Cadet Corps during
the past school year.
A cadet battery commander in
A. A M., Cad-t Bateman waa a cap
tain in the ROTC, and a member
of the Economics Club and the
Qansarn ciub hi* hometown is
Will* Point. Texas.
Cadet Whitten, whose home is
ia Beaumont, ia a former athletic
star of Beaumont High School. He
lettered in three sports, football,
baseball and track. Last spring he
WM a staff sergeant in the Aggie
Veteran Students Association
Meeting Set For Wednesday
Speak; Free Movie Follows Meeting
my Chief at Staff, in a message to
all Army ronsasaAdsn throughout
the world, said that there will be
no change in the official status
of the Army and the new indepen
dent US Air Force until "special
order* are issued.*
Marines opposed the original
provisions of the bill, but Gen. A
A. Vandegrift. Marine Corps com
mender, called open "every Marine
to carry out not only the letter but
also the spirit of the unification
Similarly, Admiral Chester W.
Nimits, chief of naval operations,
in n dispatch to his service
that "such differences of opinion
as were expressed in the naval
In the past with respect to
the merits of the new organ nation
are resolved by the President's
approeal at the act"
Other than Forresters nomine
tion, Truman made no immediate
move to fill other posts set up un
der the law.
Honor Cadet At
Randolph Field
Fred Thurmond, Electrical
Engineering student frees Den
ton, was named Honor Cadet
Of the Air Foree ROTC sum
mer camp at Randolph Field.
Thurmond waa the editor of
the camp newspaper and took
part in various other camp
He entered A. A M. in Sep
tember, 1940, transferred from
North Texas State Teachers
College. The Honor Cadet re
signed from A. A M. in 1942
and spent the following three
vears in the Armed Forces.
Upon returning to Aggie lend
last September, he assumed
the duties of cadet major on
the Cadet Corps staff.
Parker Instructing i
At UT Geology Camp
Travis Parker, associate profes
sor of geology, has taken a sum
mer position aa laaimttor la sab-
■arfaoa gsolagy at a summer camp
' Sat mm by the UaHavriM of
Taxaa at Brady. Hs will refe
to A. A M. In September.
Graduate of 1943
To Join CE Staff
tag staff has bean announced by
Dr. B. a Wright, head of the 4a-
Jones currently io on active duty
la Hawaii as a captain In the Corps
of Engineers, but expects to be
•e pars ted from the service) la time
to aasome his T
Livestock, Dairy
Contests Aug. 5-6
The School of Agriculture will
conduct a practice judging contest
for about 600 agricultural teacher*
on August 6-6. On Tuesday after
noon, August 6, a livestock judg
ing contest will be held, and the
next afternoon a dairy judging
contest will be conducted.
About 200 Texas Future Farm
ers will judge livestock, meats,
dairy cattle, milk, poultry, and
eggs on Thursday morning, Aug
ust 7. The winner* of the livestock
of Truman R. and meats teams will represent
Jones, 1941 Aggie graduate, as an Texas in a national livestock and
instructor on the Civil Fwgtascr- meat judging contest in the Kansas
City Royal Uvattock Show at Kan-
‘Fairy Owl Aggie’
Named Tested Dam
By Jersey Office
The reflate red Jersey cow,
Petry 0*1 Ante 1138909,
owned by the Ttous Africul-
turxl Experiment Station, ham
been announced by The American
Jersey Cattle Club offices in Col
umbus, Ohio m a Tasted Dam,
he ring throe offsprings with of
ficial production recoHs.
Then* teats ware authenticated
bgr the Bute College of Agriculture
end The American Jersey Cattle
Club and exceeded by more thaa
two times the butterfat production
at the average dairy cow in the
United States.
Fairly Owl Aggie's tested pro
geny, with all records computed
to a 305 day twice daily milking
mature basis, averaged 8JM0
pounds of milk, 6.21 per cent test
and 462 pounds of butterfat. Fairy
Owl Aggie has also been given s
type rating of Good Plus under
the Type Classification progra
the Jersey Cattle Club. Thi
equivalent to a score of 80 per
cent or better when compered to
the breed's score card allotting 100
points to a perfect animal
This cow, through her descen-
dents, should do much toward im
proving production among the
dairy cattle of Brasoe County,
Increased Veteran
Subsistence Bill
Remains Unpassed
Fnihire of the 89th Con-
grean to puxs the increase in
G.I. subsistence before ad
journing last Saturday was a
disappointment to many veterans.
The bill, which had been paeeed
by the Senate and gone to the
House committee on Veterans Af
fairs, wm never reported out of
It is generally agreed, however,
that the bill has a very good
chance of passage when Congress
convenes again next January. It
will probably be given early con
side ration at that time.
The un-passed bill provided for
aa inersaae from $66 to $76 for
single veterans, and au increase
from $90 to $10$ tar married vete
rans. This increase was to com
pensate for the increased living
costs of veterans.
Although Congress fsllsd to pass
this on# measure, it did pass ano
ther bill allowing G. I.’s to cash
their terminal leave bonds after
President Truman
Because of numerous requests from veterans, a special
«lled meeting of the Veteran Students Association will be
held Wednesday evening at 7 in The Grose. According to E.
O. Courtade, treasurer of the association, guest speakers for
evening will Include Taytar
Wilkins, J.lL VamsU, and William
Kailajr, who will speak on veterans'
affair*, and a G. "Spike" White,
who will present the intramural
aet-up for next fall
Veterans Adviser WUktas will
explain the leave pay system open
to vStarans under Part Vm of the
GI Bill of Rights. Varnell. can-
tact representative for Adi area
w hoa# office ia in Bryaa, will pre
sent the advantagM and benefits
of Notional Service Life Insurance,
reminding veterans to reinstate
lapsed policies. .
Obertad*. trSMUHf, wit! give
the ftasnrisl statement at the
Veteran Atudents Asaeeiatieu aa
it sow stands
Veterans are reminded of the
key design contest now in progress.
With s deadline set for August 8,
the contest is: open to all veterans.
Entries should be submitted to the
Veteran Studaata Association, Box
22, College Station, Texas, or giv
en to any officer of the club
Dunes Pleas Q
Danes plan# for August 28 will
also be preeetitod at the Wednee-
dtf right meeting The opes-sir,
all coilige dahcc, under the spon
eorshtp of the Veteran BtudeuL
Association, will be held In
Retirement System
To Select Trustee
To Replace Wilcox
Members of the Teacher
Retirement System of Touts
will be exiled upon soon to
elect a member of the board
of trustees to fill the position at
Goorge B. Wilcox whose term ex
pires August 81, 1947. Election
ballots will bs mailed from Austin
in the latter pert of Aagusl
Wilcox, who is head of the De-
partment of Education sad Psy
chology at A A M., was appointed
in 1941 by Coha Stevenson, thaa
governor of Texas. After six years
as a member of the board, Wilcox
has said that he will not seek the
position for another term.
Ballots should bs marked in the
customary manner and returned to
whs signed 1 Austin. Names of the three per-
the bill before flying to the bed- sons receiving the largest number
rill be
side of his dying mother, asked of votes will be sent to the gover-
that veterans net cash thetr bonds nor for his appointment of one aa
it wm absolutely nmeaary.l the new member of the hoard.
3,242 Enroll for Second Term
Enrollment for the eeoond sumer term at A. A M. numbers
S.943. H. L. Heaton, registrar, has announced. Included are '1800
veterans attending under the government praffhM. I
A alight Increase ia shown for this term ever the second sum
mer term of 1948 when 1068 were enrolled. Forty-five women
are attending, compared to fifty-nine last term and thirty-two lor
the 1946 summer term.
Claaasa will and August 29, with registration for the fall Se-
tnester scheduled for the next dap. names will begin Sept. mt>. r
sas City on October 21.
Winners at the dairy cattle, milk,
poultry, and egg teams will com
pets in a eon test hsld at Waterloo,
Iowa In connection with tha Nation
al Dairy Show. This will bs
hsld an September $0, and will he
tha first eon test sines INI
With the Distinguished Conduct Star
Philippines Honor Gen. Moore
Major General George F. Moose,
com mending general of the Phili
ppine Islands' Ryuku Command
and 11*08 graduate of A A M., was
.awarded the Distinguished Conduct
Star by PhilippiM Pn-Sid. nt Man
uei A. Roxas. According to tbs
Bryan Daily Eagle, tbs ceremonies
were held at Malacanan False*.
the Philippine White House, on
July 4, in celebration of the first
anniversary of the Philippine Re
The Distinguished Conduct Star,
second highest award of the Phili
ppines, was presented to General
» Moore for "extraordinary heroism
in action on Corragidor on or about
. April IS, 1942.” At that time he
was in command of the harbor de
fenses at Manila.
The dtatioo accompanying the
award stated that on April It,
1942, S unit of the 1st Coast Ar
tillery r
fire m>
tunnel sheltering the battery sol-
tapaed due ta direct hits, trapping
80 men therein. A runner succeed
ed ta reaching the Battery Com-
maai, Poet with e request that
higher headquarters be telephoned
for aid, only to be turned down
on the grounds that any attempt
to render aid would be suicidal
Volunteers offered to make the
attempt, however, and a request
Vm telei'honed to headquarters ta
end ltwo of seme It of the en
trapped personnel who would Other
wise have perished
•Moral Moore previously had
been sited for his service oa Cor
regidor by General MacArthur, re-
cervine the Distinguished Service
Cross and the Distinguished Ser
vise Medal. In July, 1948, the Phili
pptae Commonwealth awarded him
fte Distinguished Service Star.
A native of Austin, General
** , , -, „ _ Moore was graduated from A.
Maltata Tunnel for ~u»torfl«to M . ta 1908. On October 16, 1946,
enemy fire on the collspsed the college <-onferr*-d the degree
Engineer Posts In
Civil Service Open
TVs U. 8. Civil Service Commis
sion has announced an examination
for filling engineer positions in the
Army Air Forces nt Dayton and
Wilmington. Ohio, nt salaries tang
ing from $3,897 to $1,976 a year.
No written test la required for
competitors for theee positions. To
qualify, they must have completed
an engineering curriculum ta a col
lege or university, leading to a
b*. helor’s degree; or have had four
years ef technical engineering ex
perience, or a combination of such
education and experience. In addi
tion they must have had from on#
to four year* of pn)f.-*sional an-
f inrenng .xpen.nrr Graduate
study In engineering may be sub-
■tltutod far as much as I years ef
One Per Cent Of
Texas Veterans’
Checks Returned
More than 17,000 govern
ment checks to Texas veter
ans were returned in the per
iod January through May be
cause of faulty addresses, the Vet
erans Administration reported this
Although this was only one per
cent of the 1,739,733 issued ta
Texes during that time, the Vet
erans Administration emphasised
the hardships caused many vet
erans and the additional work-load
resulting from the returns.
Principal cause of the retu
was veterans moving and failing
to report a notice of change of
address. In all such cases, the Vet
erans Administration must verify
correct addressee before the checks
can be re mailed.
Most negligent in reportm*
changes of address were World
War II veterans taking on-the-job
training or going to school. Mors
than 80 per ment of the returns
wore subsistence payments.
As a result of the study, the
Veterans Administration has made
some administrative shsnges which
It is expected will help eliminate
some of the returns.
But Ike principal factor ta elim
inating 'returned checks still ia
the veteran, ktamalf, the Veterans
Administration said. Veterans most
keep paying offices advised of their
serrvet and current addreaa to ta-
salve prompt and efftolent service
Graduate Notice
Graduating tavitettcM may he
ordered SOW St the Student Ac-
tiritie* Office until August 1,
Grady Elat*, aaeisteat director,
announced last week. Eves
though M formal exereiaos will
ho hold at the ead ef the sum
mer. all sammer graduates are
eligible ta erder snnoo ace menu
Traackfold, cardboard, and
Friday. AufMt 1. is the dead
line far ordering announcements
Extension Director
Goes to Colorado.
Ide P. Trotter. Extension direc
tor. is attending a joint meeting
of the Northern and Souhem ('.real
Plains Councils being held at Fort
Oolllna, Colorado. July 28 - August
Councils are set up to study mn-
jor agricultural problems within
the Great Plains Area with spe
cial emphasis on < onservation Dr
Trotter, a council member, Wtl
vo on the program convmtttee
for this ineotfif.r7
brmstlen and
cation forms may bs secured
the local poet office, from Civil
Service regional offices, and from
U. 8. dril Servian Commission.
Washington 86, D. A Applications
may be filed until further notice,
amt should be sent to the Exitathu
S>-< rotary. Board of U. fl* Civil
Service Examiners, Headquarters,
Air Jlgririal Command, WntrHt
Field (Area A-XCS), Dayton. Ohio.
Persona who wish to he considered
for theee positions to ha filled im
mediately should file applications
by Auguat 26.
Research Party
Completes Study
Dr. Walter P. Taylor, loader ef
the Teaas Cooperative Wildlife Re
search Unit, wealey W. Reed, and
Pat N. Mann, aenior students ta
fish and game, have just returned
from Mason and Kerr Countiee in
the Edwards Plateau country after
a six-week study of deer-turkey
livestock relationships in the
When General Moore wm in
formed of the situation, ha imnmd
lately left the safety of
and wa^
of Doctor of Lnws upon General
Moore "for distinguished service
ns a soldier In the U. 8. Army, for
the tunnel distinguished leadership a* com-
for half n mile or more ( mandant of Cadets and Professor
along a shell-swept road which of Military Science and Tactics
waa under direct emasy oheerve- at the Agricultural and Machani-
tkm, and aided and npervised Ur cal College of Texaa, for heroic
“By this—total service as Commanding Officer in
„ | ——w-- for his personal safely," the defense of Corregidor, and for
Battalion was under heavy the elution read. "General Moore loyalty and devotion to duty ta
m the Bataan shore, and a | contributed henoe a i]y to the safety | peace as ta war.”
Notice For
Englinh Majors
Al English asajers are re
quested ta leave their same* ta
the English office as assn as
poftaihl*. Dr. Thsmaa F. Maye,
head ef the
»r*nin or t$e Veteran Students
■sociattoq,. ,wlll hs held ta IWl
Grave. Johniqr Battivan and Ml/,
orchestra, of the Houston PfcttlN ,
tkm. have befn contacted to Mat//
This win be Sullivan's second apjj/
pearance on tie campus, hsvtng ap
Mated at tho Bontor Ring Danes In
May af this year
Free Mori#
Following Urn business session
tha free movie, "Pillow of Death",
atarrtaf Basil Rathboim, wtt'tto
presented by the Office of Student
Activities. It qrfll begin at lilS
«* •• »<x>n aa poaaibta thereafter
Maritime Service
Offers Training
The United States Maritime Ser
vice offers to qualified applicants
who m.-et the regular established
•RgibiWty jinufaram—ta a Special
« ourse of Ikaining with pay which
will fit them for a career hi the
United States Merchant HanM.
To qualify for enrollment ta the
U. 8. Maritime Service for Appren
ties Seaman Training, a person
meat be between the age limits
of 17 and $6; applkaxta under 21
years of axe must produce parent's
consent He moat be a eitisra of
the United States, and most have
completed the ainth grade or its
equivalent. In addition, an appli
cant must pass a physical and an
aptitude examination.
Pay while ia training is $76 per
month, plus subsistence and quar
ters, uniforms, and texts. All ap
plicants must submit three tatter*
of character tammm, / v
• For further taformation on the
U. 8. Maritime Service Appren-
fiat Beaman .Training Program,
persona should write to: Enroll
tng Officer, U S Maritime Service,
Room 110, C0*tom House, New
Orleans, Louisians
Figures Prove That
Americans Not As
Dumb as Some Think
Americana eve bright. And theyf-
a well ednoaf
are well educated. Nearly a million
__ af tMa ItavaMB
MW pH jpif year* ar mare af
college *<>rk.
Ftaaras nmm the U. B. office
of Education and the Bureau af
Census show that tha average Am
erican Is not aa "dumb" aa many! in the last seven years,
people erroneously believe. / 1 The proportion of 17-year-olds
A rough tnd«x to lnl9tll(enoe ta gramiSiHig from high school shows
to he found ta the figures of high a attnllar trend aver the yean. Ia
school and coliegi in roll mm*, be- 1900. only r,% at the hays and girls
idiots don't get as far as of that age completed high school.
yean in bstwska ansa fOttawai
1910, iifcjZtteti xi%) lino, 51%.
Than was a drun ta 1N4 to •!%,
but tkslum* 2f ikindtsa Altai
but*# this to the dtvenioa of 17
year-aids to war service rather
than say dropping af intelligence
high school and the feeblcm■ ■ d, d
don't graduate from coUagiy/ '
A survey of the education of
Edwards Plateau to becoming I Americana was made by the On-
widely recognised for its lto»«toek
(cows, sheep, and goats), accord
ing to Dr. Taylor, as well as for
its big game, and this fact should
be considered ta good land manage
ment and range conservation in
that region, he pointed out
The members of the field party
have been gathering baste infor
mation on this subject, which will
assist landowners, the Texas Gams,
Fish, and Oyster Commission, and
other associations ta conserving
and increasing the values and pro
ductivity of ranch lands ta the
SOS Bureau ta 1940. More than 18
out of every 100 people ta the
United States hove graduated from
high school. One out of every 20
has had college studies. Of the
969^63 who have had five years
or more of college work. 345 ar*
bright enough to be damg post
graduate college work while they
are still ta their
In 1910, the figure was 9%; ta
IF-’O, 17%; 1030, 29%; and in 1040.
61%. Here Again a postwar drop to
48% in 1044 is seen.
Fdarifeo are usually larger
among people of low latottlgmMp
level because those of borderline
or subnormal intelligence an un
able or do not have the oppotxumtv
to apply men—ran to jjmte the
family. ItafcwHi. it is difficult for
feakjtamtnded girls to be protected
from having utagMmMt/children.
But that does not necessarily mean
Now tabout the trend over the that these belnw-norma! people re-
years. In 1940, 71 oat of every produce themselves as rapidly as
100 boys and girls of high school
were enrolled ta high school. In
the differences ta birth rate might
suggest. Infant and child mortali-
!&> , only 11 out of each 100 were ty rates are also relatively high
ta high school The fignree for tha I amung the uuiabMHguiiiry