The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 29, 1947, Image 2

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B a t ( a I i 0 n
Page 2
“Little Legislature” ,..
Recent Ulk of calling a special session
of Congress to settle problems which have
arisen since adjournment last July, has
brought up the question of an interim legis-
lature. To be made up of;a group of con
gressmen acting as a standing committee,
the body will serve in lieu of the regular
.ftftaffc! f 1 . 4
Several states have started actions along
this line. Kansas formed a "little legislature"
in 1983 and found it a general success. Spon
sored by the Kansas State Chamber of Com
merce, the council made recent surveys of
state penal and charitabt^ institutions. Its
27 members made recommendations after
18 months whidt'Were adopted by the leg
Wisconsin is another state with a legis
lative council. Its twelve members are allot-
•d |80,tHH) a year with which to investigate
and prepare bills in!the next two years. The
council takes the place of all interim com-
mm' 1
Of Interest Is Secretary of State Mar
shall's suggestion to the U.N. Assembly that
It operate an Interim group «»f representa
tive* durlnv the period* between session*.
The need of such action in legislative hodie*
is becoming more apparent a* time goo* on.
These small legislature* tould sene a very
useful purpose in the present-day world of
fast events. ]
Given limited i»wer to conduct tempo
rary legislation subject to later approval of
the Congress, itself, the legislative council
could study and decide on such issues as may
arise during an adjournment period of Con
gress. Sen'ing as an executive group of the
Congress, the council could work with the
President in giving him a signal of congres
sional thought on dbmestic and foreign pol
icy. ' It could also lessen the load of the
regular session by making advance studies
and writing bills in the interim periods.
A national legislative council, carefully
chnnen, could give adequate legislation at all
times during the year.
In Texas, a "little legislature" would
come very handy. Scheduling the regular
aqairiph of the state^legislature <
years has created a long period of inactivity
during which time many issues arise that
need congressional attention. An arrange
ment on the order of some of the other
states' legislative councils could care for
thpse problem* end take action on items
involving investigation and study prior to
action in the regular congress.;/'
Time. Not Money,
Hard to Spend
In Hollywood /
-Spending money ia
The Nation Today
Radio Towers Will Be Taller
Than Empire State Building
(For lame* Martov)
WASHINGTON, ^opt. »-<AP)
America’* era of btnWinf aoartng
TCVMNL *’ 4 i if,
B u radio tower* aiW gaohteg
thoir ateel apine* higher M>d high
er. Soon they may xurpass office
budding* aa the tallest wructurea
ev«r created by man.
ifM Empire State building,
in place by wide-apreadir
wire*, ia roughly tha same
aa the building at 00 Wall
New York, which ia th« third tall
est akyrraper in the world
The aocond tallest radio an ter- *
na, 0t7 feet, la that of station
WXAX at Yankton, South Dak
ota, owned by the Cowles Broad
casting Company.
The Oklahoma CKy and Yank
ton shafts are reported tci be ex-
nittiog t
Tintinabulation of the 3ells...
Platitudes you can hear any day. but it
is not every day that you sec proof uf them.
Our text for today is "The pen isYnightier
than the sword.”
In the Battalion of Monday, SeptemlnT
22, 1947, one of the more serious editorials
had to dio with the dearth of telephones in
this paper’s office. Aur viziers and thamber-
lains had at that time been talking up a
storm trying to get service. That short, un
assuming editorial did what the self-styled
wheels could not.
Now this is the point—if in our despera-
»lion we had charged into Southwestern
Slates Telephone company’s offices brand
ishing cut lasses and demanded a telephone,
we would by now be enjoying private rooms
with padded walls. ,
But by using our heads for something
besides hat racks and our typewritera for
something more than finger exercisers we
accomplished our purpose without causing
undue wear and tear on anybody but the
This is not ‘ Fifteen for the Bait", but
a note of thanks to Southwestern States Tel
ephone Co.
Ah MaoKenzie Sees It... •
British Palestine Withdrawal
Easement, But Not a Solution
AC r»r.ta« Affair* A naif*
The (rsfle Jewl*h Arab prwhkm (he Holy Land ha* a*wn Mnna.hnl
in I'nlralltu’ may find tcm|Htr*r> and dcatnirUon develop .mt of iha
eu-eno nl, but little which will con-! difference r ,
U» a uw'ful aohitlon, la | | n itm tho Hrltlah ansounce.1 a
Hritain ■ announcement that ahe ..i,,, for „iUihh.hmcnt of a
nil! end her MindaW if the fnited 1, , ri *|„tie # council, but that waa
Nation* doean t work out a aottls- r cU. ( icd by the Araba. The pro|K.
inent aatiafactory to b«»th aidea M | pgt forwanl again In HW»
Them will In* an4 | WM turned down by both
eaaemrnt be- Aral* and Jewa.
cauae the quar- . Thcn in , M7 thf Brili , h p^.)
o’ f.V V* !» Roysl Commiaaion, having a|H‘nt
D t 1 ' I * R •Ha Mm^awdWa loa l..a• SotAaeuwam-
ing money is no problem akycrapen has ended, and may not
for the glitter queens and king* return
of the movie factories, but spend
ing timers another matter.
I An impendent survey (conduct
ed by this reporter > shows that 1
movie star*, who work a theoreti
cal eight-hour day, spend an ave- {
rage of only 53.2 minute* of actual fedt and 102 stones tall, has
emoting before the tamers* _
this vastly unscientific report de- > yekr* now, and among office build- er at Budapest, Hungary ft .was
dares, they donate 67J minute* ings then* are no rivals in sight, blasted dawn by the Germans when
for makeup (double this for wo- The largoat buildings that are they fled Budapest. The Hangar-
men), 12 minutes to studying the planned nowaday* are not mere ian legation said today that it ha*
script, 17 for arguing with the dir than about 30 stories. Many archi- beep restored, and that K ia 314
ector, 14 for press interviews, 25 tects think this is the “economic meter* high. That would he 1,030
for miscellaneous functions. limit.” j feet
This leaves a whopping amount Harvey Wiley Corbett, the noted New radio towers are coming in
of time to kill, and some slay thg Ntw York architect, told me that this country. New kinds of broad-
hours aimlessly, others make use higher building* have too imuch casting- frequency modulation (F-
of them. Joan Crawford, for ex- of their space taken up with hleva- M) and television—are short in
ample, is an inveterate knitter, as tors. He said skyscrapers in gen- range but can extend their range
are Deborah Kerr and Jane Pow- eiwl have been financial failures gruatly by using high towers,
ell. Ronald Reagan and Robert But what of the towers of na- The Cowles Broadcasting Com-
Taylor talk politics with anyonejd^D? ji j pany is planning an KM and tele-
> any
around. Fred MacMurray, s inis-' Today the tallest radio
trated artist, sketches anything in in the country—so far as
sight, pausing now and then to
read (he stock market report*.
Cary Grant indulgra in guessing
r wer vision tower near Des Moines, In
can wsi that will rise to the astonish-
scenes and she always has a phon
ograph playing the latest records.
Gene Kelly figures out his next
dance routine. Ixtretta Young sews
things fer her children.
Van Johnson answer* his. fan
mail. Clark (iahl* pull* a rhalr out
on the set an*! shifts the hreege
with the trew, Olivia iicHavlltahd
read* palms, Rnlwrt Mit<hum
gribes. (Kd, Notes Huppose he
picked that up playing
M. cadht in WNRI.f)
Then there are some who spend
the time laboring over a hot rac
ing form But they prefer to re
main anonymous
loam—rises M0 feet above the m^hei^ht of 1,520 feet.
••rth .It is the transmitter qf sta-1 That’s more than a quarter of a
tkm WKY at Oklahoma Cityl own-! mile, straight up. It’a almost
rTj. . ir-.
. ■ jpto
This slender steel marvel, held' Bo the race ia on.
< ary uram indulges in guessing (am n * i at Ukialmma Ulyl own. mile, straight up It a almost a
game*. Una Turner Is one of the <4 by the Oklahoma Publishing hundred >*«!* taller than the em-
few who reads book* between Compasy. pire Ktale building.
an A. *
, , seven months in Palestine review-
Jews has K ro * r i njt t he aituation, recommendeil ,, .. ! .
Ar * 1 ’
thJ JrariwH- of This proposition was turned RlO (srailde (illll)
the mandate down by both Jew* ami Arabs,
power in the Hisordert again swept the land.
Holy Land has These have continued ever since
U-corne intokr- w * th varying degrees of intensity
i able to the Jew - —clashes between Jew* and Arabs,
ish inhabitants ■ * n d clashes between British and
A* thing* now stand M’s better Jews.
that the British clear out. ' Now a majority of the U. N.
However, one of the world's Palestine committee ha* recom-
most difficult questions will re- mended that the Holy Land be div-
mqin to be answered by the Unit- ided into two states, with Jerusa-
• . r , ed Nation*. That ia how to fulfill Km—sacred city of ChH«tianity,
to secure an accurate appraisal OI nis abut- Britain'* Balfour Declaration of Judaism and Mohammedanism
Vocational Guidance Proved...
.\fldntUznes, when vocational guidance |
testing ia being discussed, the obj.ect is <ties and interests SO that he may engage in l‘*17 by providing “a national home neutral district. Again the Arabs
thrown up: *^ut’s very nice in theory, hut the proper field of higher education. for the Jewish pimple. . . it being are expressing disapproval of th*
a 11 14 a*i 4l**wv**aj A attillcmt ti*Vwt ia intarwl irniiLwl ' cl^ATly OIKf^ffttOOCi tlUlt flOtllltlff KMfR, thniw tnOW tO IK* ft
Neal Calloway of Elsa was elect
ed presk^mt of the Rk) (.'ramie
Valley Club at its first meeting of
the year.
Other officer* are Harry Rob
ert*. Edinburg, vice-president; Bob ,
Scoggins, Rio Hondo, trrasurdr; *
Gus Celaya, Brownsville, siyrota-
nr; Neal Steitx, I>onna, and Jerry
McManus, Raymondville, roportets.
The club will meet every sec»hd |
and fourth Thursday.
No cover charge for dining
diningI dancing
Food prepared by chef
from Balinese Room
Specializing in Sea Foods
and Mexican Foods
Fin Feather Road
Ph. 2-1673
all it ia, is theory.
XT' One of the largest heavy manufacturing
concerns in the country ap]>arently thinks
otherwise. Allis - Chalmers Manufacturing
Company has issued a pamphlet on "Scien
tific Selection of Engineering Personnel.” iir
which they tell of remarkably good result*
they have had from using guidance tests, in
placing engineering school graduates in the
’mvftioiui of the company best suited to the
.talents ef the new men.*
- ' Speaking of the broader suajecr of selec
tion- tests in college, the pamphlet says:
Many colleges are efcpanding their coun
seling service, esjieciaUy for new students en
tering’these institutions. Severs) universi
ties have been selected by ths Vetersns Ad-
XUnistration to provide this testing and
ling service to servicemen who want
enter • university. In some universities
ting end counseling is a part of the en-
Irsnce program. Through such testing and
counseling, the student has tint op|>ortunity
A Renurrectfd Bumho ...
ML, / .i .
j ' If you regularly gel tho Solerejumt, you
hud about one chance in five of leai’niug
Mental Resources Neglected
for yourself whv publinher* sometimes go I n IMiift . . .
mad and advertiser* go madder. The Aug
r .uat 23 issue of the magazine came up with
1 really wonderful ex-ample of that old nem-
lasis—ridiculous juxtaposition. That is an
•♦td that waa iwrfectly a k. by itself ran next
4o a stor)' that was also perfectly o. k. But
when you put them together-touchi
The ad in question, for Columbia Rc-
^cords, plugged Ezio Pinza, “the magnificent
4yric baaso of the Metropolitan Oi>era," and
3an a handsome picture of the gent. Rut the
•rtrtory on the adjoining page, the seventh
nhstalment of an eight part aerial, was called
Vina of the Corpse.
— .No one noticed this gixify propinquity
■ftli about 800,000 copies ha^ r»«red off the
press. Then things started to pop. The awful
hews went up the chain qf command. Terse
enters came down. The presses stopped, Col-
A student who is counseled and guided “ n,1rn, V* 0 ’? that nor J\‘. nr _ ^
ru.M ..r,ii « shall be dene which may propudic*' diviMon of opinion smonf th«-
TmbTne proptr \ocatlonal field, Wlllviave a ^ rt ,|i(p OU s right* of Jews, some of whom are against
much better chance of completing his school „j* t inr non-Jewish communiUe* it
studies and achieving greater success in his (the Arabs) in Palestine." So the next step i* up i° tbe
tdiosen field after graduation. Before the generation which ha* clap- U. Nn ami the problem is more
war. some engineering colleges had a mor- ^ V 1 *** th * 1 l ,l< ‘ <, K r *** given, complicated than ever.
tality rate of 50 |>er cent in the first year, j -r 1
Those who have analyzed the reason for this
high l^atc report that a lack of interest and '
(ir ability in mathematics or science was
largely res|>onsible. Had these same men
received counseling on the basis of i»y-
chological tests and been advised to enter
the schools of business administration, med
icine, law. commerce or some other course,
many more wi-ukl have completed college.
As h re*qlt of the experience in testing .
and counseling under the Veterans Admm- i/jnikin i R.-pt IP FnrlUrH «Hular concrou- used oil ■ Ur*e
iatratJon. it is h«>|>ed that other universities »h<>«bi u*c her scientist* to buttle in Sweden
will decide to extend service to all atudents economic difficultic* the war she N** productionj meth«Ki*
Ujam entrance. This should Improve our used (hem to help win victories ■"““'d d«Kslo|>e<i.
odurtiUontl .y.trm more th.n ^
t,fir Worker, declared heir In a re- •"•‘ of our own ju.i because
port on science and the economic " ur SIT loo .mill »o use
(hose of tho U. 8. A., |he State-
Greater efficiency In coal and **•'’*
»ledl pixMlurtton and major aain* Reoosrrh In tiansportatian oper-
In other Industrie* are predicted *dott is noodod. And skleiice In
,lf Britain turn, her M-lentl.t* to «lir,eulturo can r* for toward tnak ,
! the present crisis. Britain solf-supportlng In food,
Turnlrif at least one third of the commllUe .Ute.
n , a t Uf ft\l tha nrlontiflc menpowor, Vsbeivker- ^
Our trilmtp for thin week goes to \Vcl>-' w ,uipment of Great Brit- 1 n^,,,ncUK, ln th * w ‘ ono 4* lc
here, the group urge* a t|ew effort
Scientists Could ^ in British
Economic Battle, 11 Allowed
By Sclenee HervWe ♦
Sept, (g—England < ‘ fll i ul ** r roncroU- used
Opens 1:00 p.m. I*h. 4-1181
Isleoied *rw UNHID AltlStS M
tiny other qingle factor
untbiu’" ud was switched with one for Gain
es Meat, | if dou food, and IUMMUmm) -iYt‘»re
SatevciMihts rolliMl out without Incident.
fiareing Elected
Navarro President
.. , je* and equipment of Great Brit -
step, the ,\rir York Herald Tribune Car- wn'* armed force* to civilian pro- - tLL _ .
tiKinist, for his delightful series. The Vneeen duetton is one step proposed h> |,cltnc# for thv of
Audience, and his cheerful criticism of ra-1 thej-ommlttw. . . „ •
dil, A recent Job we Hk«l reprei.ll>- Aowrel
an enchanted citizen hhtening to the follow- ule .
ing upside-down commercial coming from tv Edition «.f three scientific
hlH mdio: h i . . I and three tcchntau'MtmberB to the |
“ Thid remedy i» not et M like « doctor', AHimy Mure*. S-eH U TV N...rr. Con, MM Cli,
prencnprion. On the contrary it has only ( ,.. . . p 1 held it* firat meeting Thunuiay
nt°i r^ 0n ^ Cir ^ nat0 ° f ^ Kia *u d u of^J and technology^ in Brit- m * ht Thi * mwlin * »» or -
httle horse-radish for flavoring. We call the lsh irdustn and „rlraRure. g*n>Mtional purpom* hJC. Ware-
produd Zo/ft for no good reason, and if it Even more extensive pooling of MiMd Vice-President
aniusas you to apell it backwards, go ahead, scientific renearch and develop- and (4 p Ranking Treasurer. H.
Zoz will occasionally relieve an attack of nient in essential industries than c Minyani ia the new Secretary
indigestion. Some day when you happtMt to 4° n « during the war. and L M. Harris has assumed the
be In a dn<^ store buy a bottle. It coats 98 Formation of regional research dutie* at Social Chairman.
councils. 1 h '*'1 Other business discussed in-
Represcntation of scientific and eluded a revision of the constitu-
technical worker* on existing pro- don of the club, the payment of
duetton committee*. , <lurs for the year, and social plans
Here is the way the committee * or ^ K ‘ ct,m * n Z oe met ter.
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is published five time* a wook and eirculab'd every Monday through Friday
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Of. CoUcgc Station, Texas.
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believe* science can help England
close the critical gap between ex
ports and imports:
More efficient use of coal would
mean more coal. Raising the ave
rage efficiency of caul utilization
from 20'• to 25'- would add M
million more tons of coal each
News contributions may be made by telephone (4-5444) or at the editorial office. Room 201, Good
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and the V. 8, Other aavings in
steel could come from more care
ful calculations ofistrassea. from
standardisation and from cloaer
contact between producers and us
Waste products in the chemical,
inetal. brick and cement industries
ihould be tumdl buck into raw
materials Timber, bndks and ce
ment should be saved by devekip-
!rt* the Wtp-«t:i'ss«d rotef-rrad erd
Dr John S. C aldwell
CaldweU’t Jewelr) Store
Bryan, Texaa
M ML W. Bryaa—Hwy 21
Solicits your patronage
W* serve the beat of food—
Air Conditioned - RrKut'fu!
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