The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 15, 1948, Image 1

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one of thjs two boc ies found
wreck of . the^dera Jed Rock
streamliiler -“Texa: \Rockfet.”
. One other passenger, Jdra
McClintock, :l$, Wiohjita,
was killed in th i
yesterday yjhbti; a
dump tmek knocked three
i ? inj? coaches 0:
■' PITTSBURGH, Aprilj 15
A quarter of : a nillionj so
minei-s trckkcd| flick tp tl
today blit thoksartds of <oth<tik"fi*tj
tight, waiting! “to see wh* ‘ "
Seniors Begin Drive To R
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‘Howdy,’ Other Traditiona
^ I , . ^ . . . Student SpiiAfi* Rat
court dojes a Wait John L.
' Trial bf F : '
United Mine
Veteran Students Opinion
Asked On Bonus Question
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The Veteran Student Association has received a letter
from the Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee, Uni
versity of Texas, requesting delegates from A & M be pres
ent at the first state meeting of “Operations Bonus.’’ The
meeting will open at 2:00
Saturday, April 17, and
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orkere, Oh a $ dirge
i the: Federal J: vart,
pj**? IfT
8TAShtN ON TOP ; *1 ' »'
of republican; hle
OMAHA, April 15 — '/P'-yTSre-
less Harold EL Stassen lifted ti* m '
self into the top rank ipf Reipubli-
can preiidentfial < andid*tes filth a
sweeping victor} in iNehnaika'a
gop pt wr ) i
His' <! learnt 1 cl|ubb|d ]Gov.
Thomas E. Dewey of New Vork
into pdlitictd submissibn for the
second Week! in ai row. Dewey was
shut oxf in itte April S Wisconsin
primaM f . J h J J
The lormcr Minnesota . (lover-
noifs "rictoi-v bashed tjhe. irestige
of Senator Robeit jA. Tfeffcffilbuilt
new fides under (the gdod-ijrtkjhrbut
-can’t-win theory that has dojuged
the Taft campaign. : ‘ j,
It ail but snuffed cout cji
ing hobes of Gen. Dougld?
Arthur^ supporters.
TSCW beauty will reign at
Bail and Pageant here April It,
—A firrbun of El Paso ditizein!
wboy boots., j {
The boots ought to fit, laa* Rep.
Regan { (D-Tex) [ Igotj Poe^Went
El P
i’s meakuremeints ’
ago. Tony Laipa. 1
,-> Tor the boots he
turned|out the pair. ,!
cio !
ited Aut o Woricera
with Gertcral Mot
iy and tinted j s
I'(difficulties With
Cor P*| i 1 {t..
stow with
GM hinged Idn the
r aSunioti lBhop.
. WACO, Tex., April. 15 -l-Wl—
Baylor University fhculjtj —
bevs ih Waco today looked :
to salary increases jthat
effective! in September, f j
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- {The pby i-aisjep w«^e ajlujt
by thie board of trustees in
spring vnoolirwri rr,1ooJlav U;
‘Oar Town’ to Be Presented By
Aggie Players On April 28 - 30
. Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize Winning PJaty, “Our
Town” is now under production by the Aggie Players and will
be presented on April 28, 29 and 30 % the Assembly Hall.
Members of the cast have been Working every night
since April 3 on interpretation of the heart warming drama
-that won much acclaim for its at}-* 1 ——! "f [ j—{“’H——~r*~ :
thor. Twenty-four people wifspar- play ; 41) ig no scenwy employ
ed }n the staging of the play, the
imagination of the audience is
employed to help jrive the play the
realization of how thing? in life
occur appeal to the audience as
I they are told the simple i story! of
people and how they live. ; .j| j
Production committees; for the
play are few becauSTfiie actors
double as stage hands, moving the
furniture *nd setting? off after
teach scene. However, four cqm-
mittees will function for the pro
duction, these will be lighting,
costumes, publicity, and ticket
sales. Heading the lighting com
mittee will be Darwin Hodges,
who Will be the chairman, as well
as the| committee itself. Costumes
are under ithe direction of Couh-
(See OUR TOWN, Page 4)
through Suinday, April 1,8. A&M
delegates have been asked to bring
a poll of the Veteran Student
body as. to their views toward a
State Bonus for Texas Veterans,
Much discussion and one pro
posed bill has been submitted to
the legislature, which failed' to
come out of the committee. The
bill proposed to give each Veteran
of World War II a sum of $2.00
for each day served in the Fed
eral Service within the continen
tal limit*i of the United States
and $3.00 for each day served
outside the continental limit? of
the Unite<l States. This bonus bill
would cost the state of Texas; ap
proximately three hundred mil
lion dollars. Due tp .the inahpfty
of the house td get a natural re
source tax bill passed in which
to get the money, that bill was
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The two most logical sources of
revenue would be:
|| ; Natural resource tax
2i State sales tax
Because of the time element in.
volved ih obtaining a poll of Vet-
eran Students the cooperation of
all is needed. Listed below is a
ballot, and all Veteran Students
are urged to complete this ballot
and turn it in to their housemaster
not later thaw 4:00 p.m., Friday,
April 16. Housemasters should
turn the ballots in to the Assis
tant Director of Student Affairs
noit later than 5:00 p.m.* Friday,
April 16.
Student ! Senate, Battali
Sam Donahue Band Wi
A special drive to bring back the tradition
courtesies was organized last night by the S eni$
In a rather stormy session attended by 5 5
mediately a drive among all Corps men t
Annual Accounting CJonf
fill Be Held at A&M, M
The first annual Accounting Conference at
held May 4 and 5, T. W. Leland, head of the busi
counting department, announced yesterday.
Speakers include R. G. Dunlop, president ofjj
Company ; Earle C. King, of the SEC; W, A. Pi'
sity of Michigan; Gay Carroll,♦"
Humble Oil and Refining Com-
I am in favor of a State Bonus YES
(Strike out the one not applicable.) NO
If the answer to the above question is yes, answf
period of staging..
Our Town is the storjy of
taken from' the author's view!
point that people do
fully what is going
. them as their
It could well have
mal small American to
with people that might happen
be ypur next door neighbors, even
your own life could be fitted into
the lives of George and Emjly. •[ '
The play is told through tite
voice of the Stage Manager, who
talks directly antf simply; to the
audience and has the actors dev
pict scenes in the every-day; life
of the people of Grovers; Corners,
New Hampshire, setting of
the question below. I* |
The money should come from
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1. Natural resource tax
2. State sales tax
(Strike out the one not applicable.)
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Class of 1944
Exams Slated By
Civil Service 1
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The Civil Service Commission
has announced ah. examination for
the position of transportation spe
cialist, employment to be with the
various Federal agencies in Texas.
Entrance salaries for the po
sition range from $3397.20 to $4,-
902'a year). ; :j . j
Further information and appli
cation forms may be obtained from
the College Station Post Office.
Tuesday alnnounced tjhatjthjf tnis-
tees had: {- . * f\
Elected ter. Wilby T. Gh: '
president of the Univtrsitj
- with White aslhis liah
tween units in Waco,
Houston- , M
Elected Dr. Monrte
dean of The university.
h be-
lljis, and
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Armless Adviser Gims Disabled
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Students Education Counselling
—Art army of i at least tejjregdlar
combat divisions was! asked! yester
day by General-Omar N. Bradley.
He said Rusria bgs mote than
170 getive divisions yririilti! now.
Bradley did'not say how many
divisions the If. S. Army fiia^.now,
but. members! of his Htalff said
there are abogt nine| ji“under-
atrength divisions” on paper. At
the end! of the war,I Brad fey'skid,
the U. S. had 90 ground divisions
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James Mack Abercrombie; is a
happy 33-year old armless i riah
from Waco, whoTinds the loss of;
his limbs no particular handicap.!
He can do almost everything with
his artificial hook that a normal
person can do with two hands: ,•
Abercrombie, originally from
Athens, Louisiana, is not a dis
abled veteran, he lost both of;j|hjs
arms in a 1935 railroad accident.
His left arm was severed about
five inches below the elbovf 'jgnd _
his right arm was cut off above i
the elbow. , {I 1 • I
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Sometime after his mishap he
acquired two artificial hands ahd
mastered the art of using them.
Then became an artificial arm
demonstrator. This employment
carried him to Washington where
he worked for a firm which manu
factured airtificial limbs.
In September, 1941, Aber
crombie entered A&M, and |n
September, 1944, he received his
bachelor’s degree in education
and riiral sociology. Because of
his disability | he was exempted
from R()TC and physical train
ing. H
^ and: 89 of the*
wene ol
i5um jffi 1 ’-
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TOKYO, April 15*-(Af»OGeneral
Mac Arthur hiid mo ;cortUn)ent yes
terday on the Nebraska presiden
tial prefterenc * primary, In which
* iPpr"!
he. ^a» ia poor
GETS g *
tie for adhiisan
University of
; Supreme
B.29’8 WON i
American B
for Germany
the Air Forep
tine training
Wf-. II
1 —(Ad
is bat-
in the
'Erst T
day partly
erate no:
southeast to
{West Texas
_ this alterno >nj
day partly c
n day
took off
What was
as a rou-
worked for W. L. Hugh-
:ht. Fri-
es in the education and psy
chology department for 3 se
mesters as a student helper. He
was accepted by the division of
rehabilitation during his last 2
semesters here.
After graduation he received a
graduate assistantship itt the
school of social welfare at /Louis
iana State University, worked for
the Louisiana State Department of
Public Welfare, and did a semes
ter of graduate work in rural so
ciology. During the latter part of
1947 he received his present job.
Abercrombie is employed as a
counselor by the Division of Vo
cational Rehabilitation of the State
Board for Vocational Education,
Abercrombie’s i district includes
Brazos, Crockett, Madison, Hous
ton, Leoiii, and half of McLennan
His office U in Waco and from
there he. tours the counties as
signed to him once « month. His
tours to A&M are sonvewnat
more often because of the great
amount of work with disabled
students. There are approxi
mately 30 students attending A
&M who are under the State-
Federal Rehabilitation Program.
This rehabilitation program was
established in Texas in 1929 for
those suffering from physical or
vocational handicaps.
! Requirements to be included un
der this; program are eligibility
and feasability. While almost any,
disabled person is eligible, many
the fe
persons do not meet
ity testjs. Alcoholics and insane
persons are ineligible on this ac
Also persons
cancer are exclm
grate. Disabiliti
? from
ed from the pro
of the afflicted
person must bo reasonab y stal
before he can become e igible.
; j Counselling and guidance go
along wtith all services 1 urnished
by the rehabilitation program.
After graduation the division of
rehabilitation helps the disabled
person find a job. Follow-up ser
vices are continued for about 3 or
4 months until the disabled per
son feels reasonably! secure in his
position. After that the case with
the rehabi Station division is clos-
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Propeller Is
Received For'
Mind Tunnel
Tho propeller for the wind
tunnel at Easterwood Air
port has been received from
the Curtiss-Wright Corpora
tion, Clifton, New Jersey, E.
E. Brush, head of the aero
nautical engineering depart
ment announced.
He said that preparations were
being made to install the propel-,
ler, and that the tunnel would/be
ready for use sonietime this sum-
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Brush stated that the tunnel
will be used primarily for college
and cbmmercial research, and that
several aircraft companies have {
made requests • to use the tunnel
when it is completed.
Although work on the wind tun
nel Was started five years ago,
completion has been held up by
the shortage of materials. Now
that all necessary equipment has
been received the project will soon
be completed.
The tunnel is equipped with a
1000-horse power electric motor,
which will develop a 180-mile per
hour wind although only ten per
cept of all experiments are done
at. a v,speed ^ higher than 70 or 80
rtiles per hour. | ■ !
This is the largest college-own
ed wind tunnel in Texas, with
Georgia Tech being the only col
lege jin the south with a wind tun
nel qf a comparable size.
pany; D. M. Sheehan of the Mon
santo Chemical Company; Ray
mond G. Ankers, Lybrand, Ross,
Bros., New York; H. T. McAnly, of
Ernst and Ernst, Chicago; Wright
Matthews, Dallas attorney; and
Mason Smith, president of the Na-
ttonal Association; jof Cost Ac-
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“A&M and the cooperating or
ganizations of accountants have
arranged this conference for ac
countants, representatives of man
agement, credit grantors, and ed
ucators interested in the problems
of the accounting profession,” Le
land said.
The Advisory Council consists of
J. R. Mulvey of Houston, chair
man; IS. R. Harwell, Dallas, vice-
chairman; and T. W. Leland, sec-
nwfj \
Members are Curtis H. Caden-
head, E. H. Gregory, Ralph W.
:r, Kenneth White, Dallas; R.
Gregory and G. H. Harwell,^
drth; Erwin Heijnen, John Old
' 'VI Vaughn, Houston; D. V:
Arthur; Ben
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lakei |greeting, and other A AM
jn a meeting held ty the YMCA
begin im-
Ag Commissioner
to Be at Pageant
J. E. McDonald, state commis
sioner of agriculture, Will Ibe on
' the campus Friday tp witness the
14th Annual Cotton Style Show
and Pageant /
McDonald was elected state com
missioner of agriculture in 1930
and has held the position since
that time. Prior to this he was U
Hiember of the state 1 legislature,
from Ellis 1 County.
A native of Mexia, McDonald
mntrated his attention early
life on farming and handling
stock, both as breeder and
dealer. ^ ||T ’* .
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Cotton Ball Is
Friday 10 -1 p.m.
The Cotton Ball will be held
in Sbisa Hall from 10 to 1 T '
mus(c by
will be a me
nil ushert at 1
Ware Field
bisa Hall from 10 to 1 Fri
day night with musk by the
Aggieland Orchestra. The
dance will be scmi-foi
There, will
Cotton Ball ushert at
dhy in De'
Higginbotham, Po
P. Irhiy, Fred E. Pflughaupt, San
Antonio; B. S. Mothershead, Har
lingen; C. Aubrey Smith, Albert
L. Wade, Austin; C. L. West, of
Longview; Frank L. Wilcox, Waco.
“Every major accounting group
in Texas is cooperating to make
this one of the outstanding accoun
ting meetings ever to be, held in
Texas,” Leland stated. Groups in
clude the Texas Chapters of the
National Association of Cost Ac
countants, the Texas' Controls of
the Controllers Institute of Amer
ica, the Texas Society of Certi
fied Public Accountants, the Texas
Association of Public Accountants
the Texas Society of Accountants
and the Texasi Association of Uni
versity Instructors in Accounting.
GI Trainees Iv
Should Report
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Veterans planning to inter
rupt their education at the
end of this semester, and en
ter any phase of GI training
at any other place, should re
port to the Veterans Advis
or’s Office, 104 Goodwin Hall
and complete VA Form 1905e
Taylor Wilkins, veteran’s ad
visor, announced today. ,
Under existing VA regulations,
veterans who have enough time
remaining under the GI Bill to
carry them through more than
half a semester will receive full
benefits for the entire semester.
Wilkins also announced a recent
change in the VA leave policy.
Veterans now enrolled under the
GI Bill, who will interrupt their
training on June 5,1948, will auto
matically be paid subsistence
through June 20 unless they noti
fy the VA that they do not wish
to receive the additional 15 days
Veterans receiving pay through
June 20 will lose 15 days more of
their GI time than those who re
quest that their subsistence be
stopped on June 5. The request to
stop subsistence pay on June 5,
must be in Waco not later than
May 5 and may be made by ret
porting to the Veterans Advisor's
Office, before May 5, and complet
ing VA Form 1908.
A sale of
John Henry Kiri
est has netted
Student Loan f
the Texas Fo:
A total of 493
during March to
Crcosoting and
pany of Texarl
To date 'rat Stu
has realized more
fjhiir state forest'
The timber was|
and the tirees
poles were desk ,
supervision of B<
of the Forest I
sion of the A&
Forest Service,
of Directors auth
Under the p
gift of 600 acres
for a state forei
years ago, 1 Jol
stipulated that
ceived from the
products must b
A&M Student Loi
ijikfi special movement.
\t the beginning of the meeting
seniors decided to conduct o
tfs Day Program Ip Guion
Elmo Livingston, president,
ppoint a committee of fiVe
He arrangements,
discussion of a college gift
class to make upon grad-
they decided to appoint a
' tnti with
committee to
nt Junior Ojas
s to dfc
Ability of the two el
a joint gift presentation,
irttee's results will ; bo
the Senior Class for
Intern it onal
Saim Donahue and his band
day for the Senior Ring
V Bill Evan*, ring commit-
announced. Donahue!
. the seation at the 6t
Pleasure pier next
committee was unable to
*tex Beneke. ^
the main business of tho
Ig was completed, Clark
tht up the question of iVThe
lioilr and its Editorial Polky.”
J. Wells, ‘C Cavalry, Brought
e recent editorial about the
of the Student Senate, f, ,
“How can yop support speh
»ings in your editorials when you
\ K. B. Nelsori, corpis mfi-
te. rYdii are supposed to tepte-
POt the majority ef the Senior
/Hass in yqur job, and I^on-t tb^'-
m\mr oPinlan reproaonts
pur editorials 1 be
H-SU Co-ed Named
Panhandle Duchess
Miss Barbara Bechacek, home
economics major at Hardin-Sim-
mons University, has been chosen
as duchess to Cotton Ball and
Pageant by the Panhandle A&M
Club. [
Miss Bechacek is a member of
the Tri-Hi-Y and the Hardin-Sim-
mons University Cow Girls. Her
escort will be Joe Herndon from
Panhandle, Texas*
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The foi’est is rtb|»’ con'
sustained .productwjty. P|
the Student Loan|fund h
fited to the extfflbl of |
It took many yjwrt ;bd
tract began to ma'^C a rie
the time of the glijt:. w
thoroughly cut ovaij and
re-stocked and bup'up,
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Last year, palp vj
$1,286 were sold.M is p
sell 200,000 bparcfcfeet of
and defective piaq tim
this yean Next fdar.
and sawlogs wfl. be
market, fcnd the/ jforest
capable of period!d loggf!
ations from nowtS join,
Service announc
• to
a Ithe
“ Why can’t ypur editorials ! be
i nam-
at tie
at to knpv
f washoUtH
h the nujn-
e B^ti
lege station eject
ask<ld Jack Tib-nt
‘*Whv rn
itions and results?
V '“Why aren’t grades and note
her of wash-outs taade aval* "
on the FrMMiiq daw*
Aiteex?” asked a large m
of the class. “We afant to ki
|| hof! the percentage of wash'
year compare with the nil
who waqtied out and di
ped*Ia*t ye»f.”: ' y, j-.
, “l!)oes the Battalion carry Gol-
jjas® i
“Why can’t \*e send letters to
The Battalion‘without signing our
pantes?” •] . % . T
“We are degenerating into a sen-
ond| Alien Arademy. We want the
Coims of 1939 W,” Well* said
have to use let-
to represeat
, you use the
ils to push the Student
i?” , '
were questions and re
made by some of the more
to Nelson. Nelson, in mak-
ap explanation of The Bat-
. 1
Fw4y do wo have t
is to the editor to
r opinion while yoi
mg an explanation or rnc uat-
tali an policy and his position, em
phasized that his aim wgs, to aid
(Sec SENIORS, Page 4)
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