The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 21, 1947, Image 2

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Let’s Show Southern Hospitality...
'Southern honplUIKy” hia born tht key
note of Inter-rollege rel«tlonn thin yeir *o
far an A. & M and tts opponents are con-
cerntSl. We hope It can be kept on thi* cam-
pun aa well ar It ha* been wherever we have
been • , vlnlt^^| ,, with our football team the
pant month.
Port Worth proved a splendid host last
week-end, although o*e unfortunate M lncl-
dent” did occur an a result of over-liquida
tion," the effect of It wan wiped out by sin
cere apologies. For the rest, Aggies and
Tussles were house-guests in many homes,
cars roamed the streets offering Aggies
rides to the HomW Frog stadium, ano the
A. A M. uniform was an "open sesame"
This week will b* the first Southwest
Conference game here, and we hope we can
prove ourselves good 'hosts. A reception com
mittee has been set up by the student assem
bly. We would like to treat visitors much as
the IjSU Tigers treated us at Baton Rouge.
A royal welcome was given viaiting Aggies.
-A dance to which all Aggies were invited was
held. In fact, you could say that the welcome
mat was out all the way at LSU.
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Corpus Christi Station Adds
Texas Farm and Home Hour’
We would like to aae an information booth
set up in the center of the campuw-^MBmY
in front of the YMCA—where visitors may
go for questions and answers. We would like
iee t place where visitors can gojbr rest
and relaxation both before and irter the
game. The YljfCA would probably serve the
nurpbse until the student Memorial Center
is erected. We would like to aee coffee and
doughnuts available for out-of-town viaitors.
N< w Mexico A. k M. put such a practice into
effect, and it ia proving quite Worthwhile.
We would also like to see the welcoming
committee send invitation* to visiting stu
dent bodies, extending them a hearty w«i- the A. k M. campus, and lastly, we
would like to see a welcoming ceremony, per
haps conducted on the steps of th* YMCA,
where thepresident of the Student Assembly
or Cadet Colonel presents the opposing Stu
dent Body president with a “key to the
Well, there you have our suggestions.
Let's haW yours!
Let’s make “Aggie hospitality” synony
mous with “Southern hospitality!”
Teaching or Propagandizing?...
What’s wrong with Texas education? The
answer seems to depend pn who you are
and who you listen to.
School administrators in Austin were told
this week they have failed to “aell" public
schools to the public and cannot expect full
•upport until they go out and aak for it
Paul Bolton, member of the Austin Pub
lic Schools Board of Trustees and news edi
tor of radio station KTBC, suggested to the
Texas Asadciatioh of school administrators
in convention that it should hire the mogt
promising young journalist ill Texas to I
the peopk, “so they will understand", wbat
schools have done, are doing, and can do
with the support of even’ citizen.
He said that the Texas Stabe Teachers 7
Association had made a wise move in Wr
ing Charles Tennyson as executive secretary
"who organized as effective a lobby 1 guess
as there hss ever been in the htHtory of the j
legislature" (for the support of teacher pay
nfc**>. T *1
- With the help of a journalist, Bolton sug
gested three initial steps in "a selling pro-
gr*m r for public scWsds:
Ij Hire fine, sympathetic, responsive
teasers and weed oi* All without those
X Pay good salaries and be sure the
teaefle? drawing the salaries are worth every
cent of it.
.% Cooperate with local papers and radio
stations. —s
Quite a different story was told in Hous
ton, when the Texas Manufacturer’s Asso
ciation last week spent much of its time dis
cussing how to conduct a propaganda cam
paign in the Texas putdic schools, aiming for
a return of the doctrine of "state’s rights,”
and hoping to “teach ’em young", according
to newspaper reports.
The TMA also discussed the low rating
of Texas schools as compared to those off,]
other states (Texas bring listed as thirty-
seventh among the 48 states in national
It has been generally believed that the
cause of Texas’ low rating is underpaid
teachers and substandard equipment, and
that the remedy would be a per capita ex
penditure more in line with other states.
But James E. Taylor, who ahocked many
Texans by retaining his state senatorship
after accepting a poet as public relations di
rector for the Texas Manufacturer’s Asso
ciation, has a different answer. Taylor’s
chief job with the TMA is presumably -to
prevent any additional taxation of his
clients, and therefore it is up to him to find
chrtstJ lias bsm uktad to rtw H«t
of statloM carrying the Tons
Farm and Home Program.
Tht Farm and Home Program,
which is alrtd each weekday morn
ing at < a. m., hi prepared by D.
A. “Andy’* Adam and Clarfe Bum*
Ur, Bxtcnakm Service radio edt-
addition to KRIS, the pro
gram la carried by four Other ita-
Uona of the Teitaa Quality Net
work including WOAI, San An
tonio, KPRC, Houston, WRAP.
Dallas, and WTAW, Col
A. A M.’» Farm A Home Pnv
gram will celebrate iU nineteenth
anniversary next month and of
those nineteen yean the peat fif
teen have been on TQN. h it the
oldest farm program in the nation
and hss run the longest time con-
tinuouily over one network.
Actually, the Texaa farm and
Rome Program could claim 1922
as Its aurting point. In that year
A A M. offered the program over
a little tUtion which aerved Bryan
and College Station.
Gees on Network
Other commercial aUtiona want
ed to air the program, but no net
work facilKiee were available un
til 1928, When the Magnolia Pipe
line Company offered the college
use of iU pipeline telephone lines.
The first programs were broad
cast by WFAA, Dallas, and KFDM.
Beaumont. In 1930, arrangements
were made to add WOAI, San An
tonio, and KPRC, He—teu, te w*
Although this system wasn't too
satisfactory, the pipeline compan
ies assured continuation of the
program until 1932, when TQM
was established and the College
leased s line to Heame to tie in
with Jhe network.
In the program’s early days, it
had the voluntary attention of Dr.
F.. P. Humbert, head of A. A M.'s
department of genetics. By fall
of 19S9, the program needed a
fulltime guardian, and the late
John 0. Rosser, who had worked
with both Tbias and New York
-ution*. was brought in.
Rowling Ralls aqd Ragles ■
Harvard (graduate (Seeks Advice
From Successful Business Men
• | rT3gu \
A bright character, a rtudent iA the Harvard Busm. ss
School, decided the top is the best place to go for advice
when you pick a career.
He ll graduate in February, tramwlto go into bute
nes*, but what business? He wanted the best infor-
matKH «a
t what hu.'iuett*? 1
— all kinds of businesses
sa he could ebooar »fc« as a stort
ing piact- for hlmawL .
He wrote tetters to 16 of the
ost ffreminert teen to the roun-
trq, i nr hiding Bernard Mkrtich tad
Henry Morganthau. Jr., former
secretary of the
He told them
Homo Hour'’
cast with “rcvcillf" and closod They hold down mail by urging
fifteen minutes later with “fall- listeners to go to their county and
te". home agents for details, but SBR
Jackson Takas Over draw around 200 cards and letters
After Rosser s death in early a month. Claire counfe it a dull
1942, the program ran into the month that doesn't bring in two
manpower shortage and survived or three proposals by mail. Out-
several tetepskift arrangement* of-state mail is also common. One
G. Byron Winstead, dReetor of card came in from Maine: *1
information at A. A M., filled the
gap with WTAW announcers and
English professors.
To head ite radio activities C.
W. Jackson, Harris County Agent
and formerly teacher ef vocational
agriculture at Oak wood, Columbus
and Bryan, was transferred to
Then Jackson brought in s radio
partner—Sybil Banister, a young
Texas University graduate. As
“Jack and Claire,’’ the team was
so successful that on January 1.
1945, the extension service assum
ed full responsibility for the pro
gram, junking the practice of ro
tation of time among department*
and agencies and going on a
straight information basis.
“If you’ve got something farm
n go
and ranch pe<s,)| f need, you
studios of the | on every dak/ be told J —
A***’ nvWMIMIIIg l«» uvvt * Wivv llllg Mill'}. A 11X711 I >g . * {)||
So Ttylor blames the the broadcast time of the 1.
•mg.” program from noon to six o'clock 1
1-7: >" the morning and Rosmr, RMp ]
t«te superintendent of t t the early hour, ws» fit
heard you talking this morning
about planting spring gardens. Up
here we’re cutting ice and storing
it against summer.’’
And an Aggic-cx wrote in from
the Aleutians to say he had heard
the program at 1 a. m. over WOAI,
“First Texas voice I’ve heard
eighteen motnha.’’
Adam Replaces Jaeksoa
I-ast June Jack was offered the
E dition of radio farm director of
CMO, Kanaaa City, Missouri, and
upon his departure “Andy" Adam,
who has been connected with the
A. A M. Extension Service's (arm
labor program since 1944, was a|K
pointed Extension radio editor
Andy is i 1926 graduate of A. I
M. and served as field represents
tive of the Texas Farm Bureau
Cotton Association cooperative,
1926-28. county agent for Lamb
County, 1928-35; and fog Yoqng
(kiurty, 1935-44.
bew'Jih* te talk
te them and get their
Thirteen of the 16 said “mre, come
on” and promised to telx to him.
He met Baruch, talked with him
1ft minute* on banking, and Baruch
invited him to lunch. Morgenthau
Is nest oti his list.
But that iaa’t the way all, or
even any others, of the 1.400 stu
dents in the business school will
go about looking for jobs when
they get out
Some have job promises. Some
heve spots picked out Rome will
be offered joke by business firms.
Some will get jobs the beat way
they can.
Almost ail the students in thff
school—it’s a two-year
are college graduates. Some few
»n* not Some have never gone to
college, The non-college men there
are handpicked from thoee wanting
to get in.
t in the class that graduated
last June the No. 1 man waa a
former Air Corps major who bad
never been to college. The' No. ft
graduate waa a non-college mad,
too. .
In the first year all the students
must take drilling in these things:
Production problem*—how you
get work done in s factory; mar
kfting- which means getting goods
■old; finance—how to raise money,
such as bgr floating stocks or bonds
or going to * bank for iL controls
—o eptnbmaUon of buainaos sto-
ttetteot W«|| and accounting; and
< istretiuo practice#— which
means how to get ah** with
In tho mond year the students
cap ipertettse in what they want.
rntrato on sir trana-
thor in accounting,
snot hep Hi ash a mar
■todeittiiilte ground to fgrtorioe,
bank* *sd(aec>'intMt«t« for Infor
mation or teochmg niuatratod'teo-
tore* art Mod in teg part fur the
teaching. ,
And maw histories of business
problems tetete ptvddem* that
have coto# up in s curtain busi-
t'ess sr* Important in the train-
The ttudMte Ste given these
problems to try to solve and,
through the trying, to train them-
selves in handHng situation* which
will confront them when they go
into husfncii* themselves.
Senator Coleman DuPont con
ceived and built at hla own ex
pense a 96-mite highway from
WilfningimR Del, to the Mary-
SMe Slite line and then
it as a gilt to his state.
jm tftm I
Taylor points out. "Bimilsrly there is s local
ly school lioard and * superintendent." .
Oddly enough, most of the states rated
above Texas also have state superintendents
state boards; local superintendents and
l, the
>M( A, and Rower used to say, winTtohaar thing* thst will tav«
that WTAW was the anly rsdio them time and make them money,
^ 1- 1 ■■ station in the worid with studio* not a build-up about how soma de-
andther "goat for Texas poor standing ift over a bowling alley. Then TON pertment or government agency
the educational fWd. So Taylor blames the Changwi the broadcaat Ume of the ia Irving agriculture.
He and Claire borrowed a leaf
rating on "too many bosses
[“First there is a State huptrimenuuiu Ui ,t the early hour, WS* I from the experience of successful I Xl’ER. — WED. — THI HN
education, and a State hoard of education, happy at the chance to go on the radio farm directors, apent the
ThtM two don t even speak to each other, air without the accompaniment of Hally fifteen minutes on chatty,
crashing halls and cheer* sad meaty new*, worked ia <x casional
Intorvtewa and kit the stole to
.-pi* elation was short-lived, for pick up transcription* from farm
the Aggie bugler took post out- *nd ranch people,
aide the YMCA each morning, aid By 1946 the Texaa Farm and
Roaaer wasn’t able to keep th«> Home Program ranked third
local boards. Of courae, the boards and the bugle calls out of the program. He among the network shows pat on
superintendents do *peak to each other. One lh V on ' . b > h * niri ')* 11 ™ ik# *** th * n • tioB, " l*nd-gr*nt college*
reason for this may be that in many of those th# ^ thlV^rom. tr
ot her states, school boards are meticulously) Until wtaw moved to the new
studio* in the Administration
Building, tbr Texas Farm and
Home Program opened each broad
Food Market
I’h. 2-6189
kept out of politics.
No matter how you add it up, the chief
trouble with Texas education, from kinder-
garten to college, is high-powered political
pressure. No matter how much money is
appropriated, no matter how many buildings
areTwilt or teachers hired, the Texas school
system will not lead the educational parade
until schools are treated as educational in
stitutions, rather than political adjuncts or
propaganda agencies. *
Credit Plan for Check.less Vets...
Many A. & M. veterans have been going
to school now for over five weeks without
receiving subsistence checks. Some veterans
have managed to get by on savings fron> by
gone military days. Others have borrowed
the necessary’ money to keep them in school,
i But then there ar* those who are not
quite so fortunate as to have an account to
fall back qn/ j.
The embarrassing point of the situation
‘is that checks will- not arrive until November
1, at the very>eariiest. According to Taylor
Wilkins, checks sibouH arrive November 1,
covering 18 days of September and the whole
month of October.
There will be the usual slip-ups, some
veterans will not receive their checks on that
date. Instead, they will have to go without
until later in November or poasibly till the
first of December. 4 s -—
0Every semester such, is th« case. New-
comers to A. & M. are faced with six
eight weeks without checks. The going
tough. If you don't believe us. just ask a
veteran who is entering college for the first
time, or oqp who did not go to school during
the summer and had his schooling inter
To combat that situation, The Battalion
proposes that a credit system be initiated
at the mess hall, whereby veterans could
sign for meal books upon presentation of
proper identification. In this way vets could
forestall poverty and famine until their
checks arrive.
Alao, we suggest that veterans whose
checks have not arrived be issued waiver
slips from the fiscal office.
If such a system could not be devised.
jk rhaps a similar credit plan jcould be In
“A frbnd in need Is a friend indeed”. •
Dear A|ffies:
I'm no school official, just a stu
dent heri at LSU, but I would like
to toll you how much we enjoyed
harinjr you all here at our univer
sity. Yo« brought with you a spirit
that a lot of people would do well
to have, and a friendly way that
is excelled by none.
I think (U the ones who came
here foi the game were a fair
represeatation of your school as s
whole) that you’re all a swell lot
of feilowa, and you’ll be vety wel
come here again next year and
year* to come.
Very sincerely,
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The Battalion
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* to Show Movie*
hack Sunday at 3
A program of educational aad
entertaining movie# has been an-
nouwaad for Sunday afternoon*,
and will te shown in the YMCA
chapel Arrangement* have been
made by tbe “Y" cabinet to pre
sent a novfc at 8 p. m. each Sun
day, consisting of an educational
film, a * port* or travelog feature
and a comedy. Each program will
run from an hour to an hour and
a half.
Plans art in progress for movies
on Wednesday*, In addition to the
Sunday programs. If attendance is
auffirtentty large to justify the
extra dates. These movies are to
lie chosen by popular request, and
may include any of a large choice
of outstanding features «.f went
In addition to thoee programs,
football films are being shown at
Bryan Annex on ThunMtoyi or Fri
day*, with the dates depending on
Corps trine and other student ac
tivities. These films are alto avail
able lor the main campus, and stu
dents are urged to request (Mr
favorite fltma, which will be ehown
If available and upon demand of
tits rtxfcnt body.
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Um tugrik lag. Arthur H»«u< Larry UuaCwy*. AaSr
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