The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 06, 1947, Image 2

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Battalion EDUTO RIALS Nft I TT MONDAY, OflTOtm 1,1MT Whitewash or Truth? I.. TfHH srtTJy^xtrs? changitf few optnUmn. Thot* who fat that In brtX ^fcha’t mwrt win tl Robert C, Runt H UM the truth In hln _ pnwr nrUr.len nUU bMMve that Runrk wu Hint, and that the Army la “covering up.” Thoee who maintained from the beginning that ftuark wan exaggerating now feel jun- UflKl Fortunately, no one doubted the fact that Ruark had aome baala for his charges, and the Army doea not try to cover the fact that “errora" had been committed. What anyone feele about the matter la determined largely from one's |>omt of view. The army mind and the democratic mind are in large part incompatible; a circumatance which has caused the United States worry ewsr since the days of George Washington, the first com man tier-in-chief. In a democ racy, the individual is king In the army— any army—the individual is nothing. In a democracy, the Individual Is supposed to think for himself. In the army, he is sup- to obey orders blindly, what the tol ly the citizen-soldier— is sup posed to do in the army of a democracy is a question that has never been settled sat- •• isfactorily. Making public the results of the inves tigation the Army jreleaaed a 12,000-word report from Maj. Gen. Ira T. Wyche, Army * Inspector General, who said he found only “minor discrepancies and irregularities’'; (21 A memorandum from Gen. Dwight D. Eisen hower, Chief of Staff, and (3) A memor andum front Secretary of the Army Ken neth C. Royall alproving Wyche'a report Ruark, whose original articles were pub- lishsd last summer, Issued the following •tatement in New York; “I have Been the Army’s report of its Investigation of my charges agaituit Lt. Gen. J, C H. Lbs. and 1 intend the re- - port thoroughly before reptytiir .In my own rlef, Wyche’a report was that the Krnu k eotnplaitH'd about wiim when letter by Genial maUera „ true, leolated inetancee. He said Ruark "took S few facta, half facU. rumort and untruthn which he accepted as facts, and molded them into articles that carry Implications of greea maladministration of the th Lee and his staff. Eisenhower, commenting on the uncovered, singled out "undue pressure" by commanders on subordinates to join fra ternal organizations, “unsatisfactory con* ditions in the disciplinary camp,’’ and lectful conduct” occasionally by aouM cert in reouiring chauffeurs to Nrait uncon scionably long hours to suit the social con venience of the officers." He called it a “serious mistake” that mi nor offenders were Locked up where they could have contact with major criminals and said ‘an active day of 17 hours” for prisoners did not conform to his convictions of what is proper. Both Eisenhower and Royall agreed that no action is called for beyond what has been taken calling the attention of the com mand to the findings by Wyche. Eisenhower aaia the errors were ‘‘the ex ception rather than the rule, Ad in no cane could be traced to wrong intent on the part of the theater commander (Lee).” He noted that Lee is awaiting action on his request for retirement from the Army after 43 years of service. ^ When the investigation of LL Gen. Lae began, The Battalion predicted that he would be transferred, promoted, and decorated. So far, he has been transferred to the United States; hie ummoUon to the rank of civilian l« In the offing; and if we wait long enough, l*e is sure to receive the Good Conduct Med* at with three dusters. Letters 1 tun. snuwgixT Kditar, Tke HstUll**: I Hav« rM with rafrst Uw is Um|N>r«»i« sn4 unwarrsaled U Imfk ism k !Qwtii 3 tC fcMsiti in an wlitarta) in H . if I li »"w»" Wf tfT " w f ars fsr .lha wisUsis^ The Nation Today I lungrv Nations Look to W For Half of Needed Wheat ■jswWUIU, wMHiWtiTiJk, !\n sm H«d| M all tfe, whsat a4 if W Mri swif^r wmm Ai MicKenzie Sees U.... Even British Conservatives Won’t Turn Clock Backward ay Dewrrr Mackenzie Affair* A ■ An Ounce of Prevention... YrstvrUay Kir* l*rovontlun Week began thr«»ughoul the United Mtatao. Millions of housewives will hear and ^ead apitculs dur ing the week fn>m fire doi»artment officials or their citieo, government officials, and the President himestf. The battle cry against uncontrolled fire has bee* sounded. Conditions have become intolerable when one learn* that the annual death toll from fires in the United States is U.OOQ. Over 29,000 persons are serious ly injured each year by destructive fires. Estimated damage caused by fires in this country alone will exceed $700 million this year. Such figures should startle complac ent readers. No longer can the "It-Can’t-Happqn- - M* rt*' attitude be condoned. Fire can abd will continue to cause untold damage to our country. The future of American forests .depends upon the stoppage of forest fires A through lighted matches being tossed to, the ground. Short circuits in electrical fixtures result in millions of dollars worth of de- ‘ struction. Farm fires are particularly dan- rtttt Itroua: olio farm firs in tan burnt to death a vital cog in our economy . ., the farmer , w Fire is the leading accidental killer of chldrcn. The battle again*! children’* die- eaacs ia gradually reducing ths infant raor- laity rat*. Conversely, each year the num ber of children who perish from biases in- crease. Infantile paralysis, the nemesis of tiny tots’ parents in the United States, killed 250 infants last year. Fire, a common event, killed 2,000 children under the age of 6 last year. Carelessness and ignorance contrib uted heavily to the tragedy. Fire is indeed rapidly becoragig our national debacle. Dormitories on this campus are, for the most part, non-inflammable. Possessions of students residing in those dormitories are extremely inflammable, however. Clothing, baggage, radios, desks and mattresses . . . all should be guarded against stray cig arette butts. A suit in ashes is no suit at all Chemicals which have strayed from the laboratories have a bed habit of exploding or otherwise igniting st inconvenient times. So be on guard against fire hazards! The British Conservative Party V h mrnRational concession |o socialism, is to retain »um« form of nationalised industry if returned to powor, Means that England's daring experiment with this poli- crees has passed beyond the trial stage end that it has become an important part of the country’ll llio. Only S out of .'I.ixhi delegates at tending the annual meetiag of the coMervatiyee voted againet a reso lution which pledged the party to retain national- laation ef ooal MBSS sad the hank of Eng- lead, end to kee|> some eoli sirre mad* Thu pm Siiso (rhaliesg ed by wn»ervn- live opponent* M ‘‘milk and water •nrlatUm" •>Wto MetoeaUe ] would of eosm be Im pie merited If and when the ublic oueted the ■nciallete and gave the "Tortoe" another chance. The latter ere wUtfulty hopeful, If not exuberantly optimistic. But (trlklnc as Is this moderate Rwing to th* loft by the cunRtrva- tlveo. It 1 * only part of in Intensly intemting development. The con eervativi- daily telegraph said the other day that the socialist govern ment had been forced by the eco nomic crisis to drop plan* for further nationalisation of indus more live for being would give confide nee In the fu- m .. . . , lure career of the writer of thil *21 'S editoriel to know that he would ^ ^ ■incervlv cniulete the record of|*ksSd SSMp| Wgl #•* between 10 SSBuLelM* eltlmTlelder ™ wnt lee. breml then h m. P ”f« J! SThriS a* “o' goatlssisB. . I y- t - d ' m * -i—* i—«. illos rsyehutogy ILu boSir normal Farmer* ★ were fighting instead of farming. .Stt?L2i •Sr r Loot year, when the vbeat-grow ing countries were itarting to re build their agriculture, grain ci Ed* hft* boon eeVlmoM that «ko total ■lay mseh bet wees M6,U00 (We sad QJMMM ii , f |A a inat—intt hueheli carried over M'Ml totef are S isrod evor the SousUt' WR* Hud laavoa tow toss lsM00,<xx' buanei* of wheat to *esd otorissa. Fmalldent Truman wanu to 111- maa# that amount to fttmto 170,- 000,000 buehol*. Ki ll ( <Minl\ Unil Elects Jones Head Veteran Bitter, Still Is a Hero ■> HAL HOYLE CARROLL, I A. -(API- The war didn’t leave Ralph N< Mpai a leg of hi* own to atand on, but he ha* toss bitttrneae than any ex- *okttor I ever met. He la s tanned, atoeky farm youth who lost both leg* in a battle action to (lermany that won him the nation 1 * highest heroism award -*Tki tdppwfrvieauuto • Medal of Monnr aiwl he thfnkR life v hie hern good to him “People treat me nksx," ha *ald. “I haw nothing to (eel sorry for But t do feet a tittle funny eomii time# hmaurn I got an much bet ter a break than .a tot of othvi fellow r did who came bach." The people of Iowa rontrtbutod Id,(MX) to Mart him off again in civilian life with a home of hi* own and • neotogg. Undo Bam gaw him s new 'pair of _ . I oar and a pension. He married hi* childhood sweetheart, Jean, and they have e plump brown-eywl daughter eight months old. He tturdlly ha* refused to tot the fact he Is an amputee affect hi* meatal outlook. When he got hi* first pair of artificial legs, he eouaced th* action of the Tex arkaaa Superlatendeat ef Srhoeb Heary 8. HUIIwell, re garding the accrediting (or rather the disarcredKiag) of th* Negro high wheel ie Teiarkeee. Te avoid paying Negro teacher* in that achenl the seme salary as white teachers, he requested that the Negro school be re moved from the accredited U*t. H wee sot the parpoee ef the editorial writer to gneetion the character of integrity ef Mr. Stillwell. At the same time, we feel that oar readers are entitled te have as raise a “bowl” when we see an indiridnsl disregard ing the rights of a minority gronp on the Wait that minorit toe can’t make mack noioe We realise that Stillwell was probably acting M the agent of the Texarkana Bckool Board whee he reqaeeted that the Ne gro Hr bool be dleeccredited. We ere Rare that he wouldn't keep kis Job if he didn’t follow the dt- rret ion* of hie particular board. This question te u* la bigger than one maa. one town, or one elate. It to a queRtioa of wheth er eur demarralic society ran find a place far Ms racial and religion* mlnurltlr*. ‘ We are wulsumbered by mure than one billion pnrMin* oho hat* no runevpt of |b* right* of maa, wha af* todlffewnl. if set oppooed la unr farm nf iwwrs* meat. The lime hn« come for Amertenan le emwther (heir kat> r«d« and prelsdleen nr (hey Inn will join the mm billion wha •lav* their Were only about large as before the war. And this year, when taey were expected to increase, they were hit by tbe worst weather in years. A* s result, the 1M7 European wheat ftop wee about IS per cent small er than the 1946 crop. That meant that countries like the United States, which raiRe more wheat than they can u*e, had to try to mhke up the difference Akeut 5x0,000,000 buthsla are needed to fped people in this coun ter 1§ Another needed Although; only 180,000,900 bush el* of whttet were uasd to fead livestock hist ymr, this year Robert E. Jones cl Belton, a veu-rinary medicine mstor, was darted president wf th* Bell Coun ty A. S If. Thursdsp evmdng. Other effieen who were elect 'd ere T. W Hander alee ef Bel ton, a business major, vice-presi dent; and Millard Peters of Temple secretary-treasurer. The officer* Were elected te serve far the en tire school year. A program end social committee wm also elected during the meet- ibf with T. Brock of Belton as chairman. ther B7,00<i,0<>0 bushels are as sfed for nsxt year's crop. T seem to enjey bttog eUrea). A Texas Stands to Lose ... Again... Word that the Texas Spectator may be forced to discontinue publication because of financial difficulties is received with re^n t by many Texan*. In the words of the editor “the spectre of -the Sjiectator’s extinction within a matter of a week or so rises from a depleted bank account The little i>eo|)le, the liberal*, ths intellectuals, are not noted for an abundant possession of worldly gobds.” During the past two year* thd Spectator has achieved an enviable record. Though "musing the boat” on a few issues., it has managed to present a different and logical slant on nows in th# face of many difficul- tlss. Nrvsr bowing to sheer number It hH*> continued (•> "butt nsada'' with some of the most reactionary ami biimed |»|>eni in ths i jMk-’ The H|*rUtor never hesitated to stkk iU «MHBteiBsmBmmteteBpnaMiateteteHtemaaMi small neck out for any worthy cause. When moat papers were either avoiding or barely mentioning the treatment of Utin-Ameri cans in Texas, the Spectator jumped on the issue with both feet The Spectator was also one of the few papers to come to the support of Dr. Homer P. Rainey in his gub- ernational campaign. Somewhat analogous to the Universities loss of Dobie, would be ths passage of the Spectator from the Texas scene. Can Tax as tend Texans afford all these losses. Do we face mental bankruptcy! Texas will probably be able to maintain its reiwtaUou for having ths most oil wells the beef Uxitlng women, and the bravest rightm In the world for soms time, but as a place for liberal and progreeaive thought it li rapidly losing what little OMlB pMBBBBpir try for et least a year The palter said: added that there might not be any “I just tesnt to see the look on more nationalisation until the so- *1* of toe first dog that bites eialists had s fresh mandate from *”* the country. This report must be coupled with the fact that the so cialist party platform calls for nationalisation ef only twenty per cent of industry in any event Thus we find the conservative move to the left apparently being accompanied by a corresponding socialist concession to the right. In short, the indications are that Eng land is maneuvering into a middle- of-the-road position politically — S compromise which would seem to suit present-day ideas and ideals of Britons exceedingly well. get a Job delivering rural ma His mind rarely goes hack now to that day in December, 1944, near Bergel, (termany, when, both legs blown off by a tank shell, he dragged himself bark to his ma chine gun, killed twenty attack (ierman Infantrymen and routed a Nasi tank. If they ever pass out awards in peacetime, Ralph will rate another medal of honor. For his real hero- ism didn’t end on the battlefield It began the moment they carried him off on the stretcher. For Tour Visual Problems Consult DR Carlton a Lee OPTOMETRINT 991 B. Mato — Rryaa Phone t-lSSI ION HALL LAHT DAY A TREAT m He pasted a beer label on each leg and told friends with a grin: ‘‘The company pays me a quarter a day to advertise their beer." Now he can walk as much as five blocks without using a cane or baiting to rest He works part- time selling electrical appliances and driving a tractor on his moth- <L& prsstlgs It a. i rr * The Battalion The Battalien, official newspaper of th# Agricultural and Meehanicsl ( ollog* of Texas and the City a Biitm - — - of College Station, Taxaa, is published five timea a waek and afternoon, rxeea* during holidays and esaminstion periods. Hiked semi-weakly. Bubaeription rate 14 per school year. A circulated every Monday flrough Kridsy During the summerJTlie Buttalion u pyb- M lo» tm rn-m. # a a feua^m^mMmst jms w m rsiSmmF nvtiTiftinir nil*! lurniriwn on Tfqucfu. s contributions may be mad* by telephone Td-t444) or at th* editorial afftoa, Room Ml, . Classified ads may be placed hy telephone (4 6324) or at ths Student Activities Office, Newt win Hall 209, Goodwin Hall Good- Room Todo to Devote W T T* T * T r M* J 5-7 Issue to A&M, U. S. Colleges Hy JACK L ( ABOTHERS Todo, tlk Mexican version of The Saturday Evening Poet, will devote a whole iase* to D. B. Cal- leges end untverattto* with e hops of prameting more scholarships for Uibi kmmm yauHk uasarilli to J. I. Woolket, nsed of the mml laiwuage dsparimsitt to hoped that th* two student* from Mexien now enrolled In A, A M. through teholarehlps eon he Inereaaad tovand • Mid through Tedo'i Interest. Ths 4 ft freshmen Rtudents narmally enrol tod at A. A M. each year la considered small for such a etoae neighbor as Mexi co. Btodent* must now romptote sattofactorU/ a 0 cour-.r ii English before coming to U. B. schools. Jose E. Chapa, staff writer and G iblicitv agent for Todo, was ghly Impiaoood over th* large ness of our campus, dormitory areas, laboratory facilities end ex- perimsnt stations an FOR THOSE \VHO DEMAND THE BEST . . CoBege Shoe Repair North Gate OPENS 1*0 P. M. 4-1181 ONLY 2 MORE DAYS Member of U* Aimociaiad Preaa • The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for repuhlication of ull news dispatches credi ted to it or not otherwise credited in the paper and local news of ■ponuncovis origin published herein. Rights of repubUcation of *11 other matter herein are also reserved. ; M gntrM ss seeaM-class SMtSw st Pest 0 (f,^ st Whs# iUti^. Tsxa*. IS* Srt of Coserw ef March S. IBIS. Member Associated Coll lc|c Press Tart CM. CHARLIE MURRAY, JIMMIE NELSON.. Co-Editors rmUBtaX Daks Bates, J. T. HOWr. ^Bwvto Wtouae Hack T. NsWn _____ Bss4 - Kditor -Jashits Wriwis LsriT Otedvre Andr Sua Lsstord. W. K Cohr ^ p. gress. Jr- Xor.M lytnet.- &Z: rtCte Pounding "* nom trail, afmh Pbvf Htarts beating 1*** togas •fcmtgt! visit to the college Disturbances here at A- A M. during the toot year have not caused any drop in ths enrollment of Latin American students, ss it to considered a matter of course for revolutions and revolt* to originate in their collates and uni versittou. - • ■ ■ • • Dr John 8. Caldwell Optometrist CaMwefl’s Jrwdry Store Bryan, Texas TODAY - TOMORROW IDA LUPINO in ^Deep Yalley* ■, i iHArffilum ■ CRAIG STtVCH$>eApte r FREDERICKd» CORDOVA TUBS. THRU THUR8. Wnd. — Thurs. — Fri. — Nat. I BMM LOVE’S NO tKAWoyshA ploys! Wont to Iteont Kow A MAT. ‘roir‘’smTSIwCw MM QSxtA Opmotn, QUEEN •UN. A MON. 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