The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, July 08, 1949, Image 1

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:<i ' • Yr. I »£ . y • | J rel M/ 'J srr \ •• I ii..-1 *'. il&- •\ M i*ir ,k "i \i' if •'■ r ’\fVn r ' ill s .L.. f .A Sii I, 1 s ■' I' • K ’ • /' ■. : :r -n • • ' i- ' ’1 • ’ 1 / f " ' ’ . t - 1 ' r. ! • - . ' f, . • • . ; r , Battalion 0 m TOE INTEREST Of A GREATER A&M COLLEGE ' [ V " 3 STATION (Asgieland). TEXAS, FRIDAY, JULY 8, 1949 | V 1 : . A \ .l' . <• ,4' PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST Of A GREATER AM I • • 4 ■y, 7 r . ,f.V • — ■ II T •I I • :H yr :> • '.i / i j -“a Volume 49 _ . i' f * l- f - i ■ [ ■ n - v I; t. COLLEGE STATION (Aggieland), TEXAS, FRIDAY, JULY 8, 1949 iber 13 -1 ... 1 i -jSrri < [7^ ■ Second Summer Registration Plans Revealed i All stjtrdents who expect to attend the second summer r' y term of school should pay their fees and register fee th&r Tooms. beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, Bennie A. Zinn, assistant dean of , i men, has announced. The procedure to be followed will bo? to secure fee waiver slips from Veteran’s Advisor, Room 104 7 ’Goodwin ffall, in case of veterans, « beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July •V 12. ; ( Fees - can then be paid at the - Fiscal Office. Fiscal Office rep- } re«entatives will be in Goodwin t Hall froirt 8:30 a. m. to 4:30 p. m. Tuesday, July 12. < I - After July 12, fees must be paid at the Administration Building. , After fees, are paid students Y should register for rooms at the | - Housing Office, Room 100 Good win Hall. ,, This efrly registration is being made posible to avoid congestion - on registration day, Monday, July 18, Zinn said. Students who wish to reserve a particular room, including the one they now Occupy, should sign for these rooms prior tb 5 p. m., Fri- day7 July 15, in order ! that the Housing Office may njdke reser vations on new students prior to registration day. ' . 1 Students S who wish to change rooms for the second term, Zinn added, may sign up for a new room by presenting a room change slip signed by the hodsemaster of th? dormitory to which they 4n- , tend to move. j 1 * Day ^Students, ; including those _P living in College | operated apart ments, are reminded that they also . may save considerable time at timje of registration bypaying their fees early and; getting their receipts stamped at the Housing f Office, Zinn concluded. „.j'\ ■ ' ; I'M I I ' Sisters to Give Grove Concert Blanche and Florence Zuck- , ' er, duo-pianists, will present ' a program of classical and >ii popular selections at their x ' f . Grove concert next Thursday night at 8:15. i ~ The two sisters have been cited by critics aa “one- of America’s great duo-piano teams.” ( \ Their varied program will in- tlude compositions by Bach, Shu- jbert, Chopin, Gershwin, and their ewri arrangements -of “Jump Boo gie”, and “Night and Day/’. Born only a year and a half apart in Brooklyn, the two girls began their formal piano study; at an early age. They both won sch olarships at the New York College of Music. Since then Blanche has studied cello under Willem Willeke at the Julliard School, of Music, and Florence has worked with the Metropolitan Opera basso, Virgilio Lazzarri. They continued their work with -Professor Hedda Ballon, noted Viennese pianist and teacher.; During the war they played at the Stage Door Canteen, toured service camps, and veterans hos- pitals. They_played on the program of the White House Correspon dents’ Dinner in honor of President Truman this year. ' r j All persons not holding yellow fee slips must bring their own chairs, according to Spike' White, director of Student Activities. - ri V I- nil" IL MSC Brickwork Ends Next Month Completion of the brickwork on the first floor of Jthe Memorial Student Center is wcpepted within the next six weeks according to K. R. Simmons, construction su perintendent for Robert E. McKee, General Contractors. The front of the building will he terraced, to the first floor level. The rest of the Memorial will be laid in Austin" shell stone to the first floor level. 1 j 7-^ Saturday Dance * i i .»*#•• -i . An All College' dance will be held in the Grove Saturday night from 8 until 11, with music by the Aggieland Com bo. • 4 :■ , ' 1 ' ' v - ; : v , ^ AddeHTeaturea of the dance will be a door prize given to sdme person attending the dance, and a i waltz contest, open to everyone at the dance. In announcing the dance plans, Fred Hambright, enter tainment committeeman, in Charge pof"’ this- weekend’s dance, a&id the only admission will be a yellow fee slip, dress should be for comfort, and the purpose for coming should be for pleasure. ' , ; ItP. TY ! i ■ 'll i ■ ’ ' /'i.iiA'V ■ 4’ V IP i* ’ZM. Ml pm r * . mm u ■Ml fl i '1 v. 1 '' NT The cast and L orchestra of “The Soldier” gets into costume and gets music prior to last night’s opening of IP m m mm ■■ i Wi X] Chocolate out their the oper- ette. The second, and final, presentation of the Oscar Straus musical show will be held in the Grove tonight at 8. - \ ] ■ • r i 5 ■ 1200 Attend Performance •• ■\ \ .j \ ‘Chocolate Soldier 9 Opens Two Night Stand In Grove By CLAYTON SELPH h— j ' : . Colorfully costumed and equip- p< id with equally colorful lines, and songs, the cast of “The Chocolate Sildier” took to the stage last n ght and put on thei Grove's first fi ill-sized production before a crowd of 1200 or more. 1 And “opening night” for the combination Aggie Player-Singing Cadet cast-was nothing short of a real success. With Another pre sentation scheduled for tonight at 8, our campus stage talent will be g ving the local cinemas a run for their mohey. 1 Mrs. Billie Jean Barron aa Na- dina was the star of the Straus comedy in more ways than one. Haying the female lead and the lengthiest role in the cast, she displayed an excellent voice as ’ veil i aa an outstanding job of ibcting. ) Equally convincing, In the role dl Lt. Bumerli, was Tommy But ler. Though it was sometimes hard t< i * tell which of the male lines were really the most clever, Bum-- eili had a generous share and But- let' did justice to them all | ' Delivering his “I never’s . L . ” th force and finesse, Herb Bead- lei well cut as the pompous “he- rq” Alexiiis did an equally good job his share of the vocalizing. . Clever ~lttnes In the operetta Irew many laughs from the aud- ce, but It was probably the Ha’s” of Joe Glass as Massa- f and the rantlngs of BUI vans as Kaslmir Popoff that rew the most laughs. Both vans and Glass turned In nota ble performances. -NlGlorla Martin and Dolly Moss, ifroops Used in Strike LONDON, July 7—UP) — The r government ordered troops to; the London waterfront to night to unload food ships para- lyjzed by a'Strike of stevedores. as the two “men Starved” women, room one night. Though Nadina Mascha and Aurelia, who run af ter any man that comes along, were outstanding with their well- delivered. lines and vocals. Other members of the cast in cluded Duane Evans as the Pop- off’s servant, Pat Schiehagen as the Popoff’s maid and 20 boys and girls jin the chorus. In addition, Wanda Naylor showed definite talent as the dancing girl in act twfe J I ‘ i The plot of the operetta cen ters around Nadina, the daughter an Colonel Popoff and an enemy Swiss of- of Bulgarian Lt.: Bumerli, fiefer, who hides in Nadina’s bed- Foreign Students Guests of YMCA Thin Summer YMCA Cabinet will entertain the foreign students on th^ campus Sunday evening at 8:30 at the Grove, Ken Kunihiro, cabinet treasurer, has announced. This announcement by Kunihiro followed earlier reports that the Cabinet is launching a movement to include A&M’s foreign students in more campus activities. There are 41 students at A&M this; summer whose homes are be yond the borders of the United States, Kunihiro said. Each foreign student will be contacted personal ly and inrited to the joint program of entertainment and refreshments. Earlier this summer the YMCA Cabjnet announced plans to at tempt a revival of the Continenital Club, a former campus organiza tion composed of both foreign and' American students. The club would present programs and discussions of international nature. Talks by students from other parts pf the world would be an important fea ture of the club’s programs, Kuni hiro i said. is supposedly in love with a Bui gartan major, Alexius, she falls in love with Bumerli, whom she calls the “Chocolate Soldier,” because he carries chocolate drops instead of bullets. Real complication* develop when Popoff’s wife, daughter, and cousin, put pictures of them selves In One of Pppoffs robes which they lend to Bumerli to escape in. < After the war ends, Bumerli happens to tell Popoff and Alexis of his experience, note realizing that it was Popoffs house in which he had hidden. The rest of the story concerns the comic situation created when Bumerli revisits the Popoff house to return the robe and see Nadina. Though he goes through consid erable difficulty before succeed- igg, Bumerli finally wins Nadina from Alexius, Probably the most unheralded part of the cast, but definitely one of the moat contributlve was the orchestra under the direction of Bill Turner. It turned In a con sistently good performance the en tire evening. George Dillavou as drama; dir ector and Turner as musical director deserve high praise for their work In making the pre sentation a success. Though handicapped by the lack of a curtain, the operetta’s stage crew fled by Jeanne Ostener) de signed, built, and handled some of the best looking scenery used here in sometime. Lighting effects for the performance were capably handled by Darwin Hodges. With most of the cast’s tense ness gone with last night’s per formance, tonight’s presentation should be even better. The cost to students is only a yellow fee 1 slip and non-students need only bring their ow% chairs. I can’t think of a better night of free en tertainment anywhere. Board of Directors. Today and Tomorro ' ! . ■' 2 1 ' • M':: fl et Here ' : ' VI Iv V i / Firemens School To Open Here) Sunday Sunday the 20th annual FireiBen’s Training School will begin here, according to H. R. Srayton, director of the school. This year’s course marks the 20th anniversary of the school and promises to be the largest yet, said Brayton. The first course was held in 1929 and was attended by 4-176 men from $6 Texas cities. Aggie Section Is Largest At Chanute Field £v By BERT HUEBNER. Chanute Field Batt Camp i Correspondent • Your faithful correspondent is here in “H” Squadron, (H standing for Holy Hell and Hot) along with nine others. Out of 820 cadets here, there are 92 Aggies, which, is more representation than any of the other 31 schools repre sented. -\ \ At the present, all of the cadet officers are being rotated, and af ter a few weeks, a permanent ca det officer for each position will be selected and will, be awarded a medal for outstanding leadership at the close of camp. Gur own illustrious Edwin J. Hatzenbuehler Jr., aero senior from Dallas, is at present com manding officer of the squadron. We. are plagued with having to go to night school froip 6 to 10 for five days a week. This is very good though, because it leaves the whole day for drill, in spections, physical training, etc. As mentioned before,! the big- gest gripe is the heat However, I might add that everyone except the Aggies, who Ifave been condit ioned in Duncan Hall, are com plaining about the food—which is terrible. \ j . J v We are at liberty to go any where within 20 miles anytime we are off duty and anywhere within 150 miles on weekends—Chicago is the objective this weekend since it is only 120 miles from Chanute. Some Aggies were on the road almost two weeks—some coming by Denver and Cheyexpe, while others made Canada; however af ter six weeks here we Will prob ably head straight back ol’ Texas. to dear ,\n Trotter and Russell In Church Conference / i _ Dr. Ide P. Trotter, dean of the; graduate school and Dr. Daniel Russell of the Agricultural Eco nomics and Sociology Department here, were on the program of the Rural Church and Community Conference held in Fort Worth last week. A Good, Clean Story -U M The Tragedy of Willoughby McSnort’s Overdue Laundry up thi Walk* I By BILL BILLINGSLEY • ■ v v . ! W Iloughby McSnort was the picture of the happy Aggie. Going he sidewalk along Military Willoughby .hummed gaily tp himself and did an occasional exhuberant hand spring. j.v. Id well might Willoughby be happy.' ‘ He had Just come from his P.O. box, where he had removed his monthly contribution from the Vefeian’s Administration, and. he was pow on his way to the laun dry station to pick up his clean shirt i. Murgatroyd was coming down for the Saturday night dance in the Grove, and Willoughby rub bed Ills hands together in antioi- pation :of the weekend merry mak- C-H Wheeling Into the laundry stiatton, Willoughby tossed the green slip on the counter and said “MX ISIS” in an authora- tive voice. Aa the laundry at tendant disappeared into the darkened catacombs, Willough by whistled two off-key chor- of Che “Aggie War Hymn.” young woman reappeared shprty and 'K Quickly r. iff |v •’ H - I fM- N. y?v flopped his laundry onto the counted , McSnort reached with His right hand. whipping out ■ ri •Ht .Mi riding r crop from under the counter,; the young woman whacked him smart ly across the wrist. “Ah, ah, ah—don’t touch that bundle” she said, withering him with an accusing stare. “UTia happen?” said Willough by, carefully counting,his fing ers to make sure they were all still with him. , “You| sent an extra paii| of pants” .she said, consulting a book marked “Misdemeanors and Minor Crimis.” “Don’t you know” she conti tiiied, “that anyone should be able to get along on two pairs of panti a week? That’ll be el fif teen cents "'charge!” Wi Iloughby, started to tell her about surveying labs, meat cutlting labs, the perspiration count at bol- lege I Ration, the B.O. ads, and |sev- oral other factors. She flipped the crop (menacingly. Ruefully eyeing his throbbing fingers, Willoughby thought better of it and reached in his p>cket for his loose change. “Just a minute” said ’ the guardian of the finished-laun dry, ‘Tm not through yet.” •Tih sorry” said Willoughby, putting his hands behind hia back and facing the b^r for furtheteben- “Oh no you don’t” said the iundry’s southernmost rtopre*^ ten^e •v “You y • { o. i' f 'L also sent a sleeveless sport T v shirt without marking it on the slip. Very serious business’’ she said, clucking at him reprovingly, “that’ll cost you* twenty-five cents more.” / McSnort opened his mouth to tell her that the shirt she was speaking of was a dress shirt when he had sent it to the laun dry the week before. She neatly decapitated a fly in midair with the crop, and he reconsidered his overt thoughts. Cautiously, he slid his left hand toward the laun dry bundle. \ | ,L tentative, racking him severely across the left forearm with her weapon, ‘Tm just getting rant ed good.” She reached under the counter and selected a vol ume entitled “Treason, Commun ist Spying, and Too Many Socks”. Quickly she turned to the “Me” section. “Ah yes; McSnort” she chortled, l “I knew there would be further charges!” She flipped happily through the pages and beckoned for an assistant who came for ward with an adding machine. “Extra handkerchief, broad cloth shirt, pants with flaps on the pockets, too long pajama collars, i; j laundry slip folded incorrectly, buttons on shirts too secure, bun dle three seconds late on arrival, knot too tight on container,—,” she droned on through the list of charges as the adding machine rattled’ ominously in the back ground. ;V Two volumes and three rolls of adding machine paper later, the guardian of the laundry bundles glanced up and down the page** of her Mack list again, and snapped the book closed em phatically- j j ; “Let’s, see" she said, fingering the end of the adding machine rib bon, “that’ll be $76.49 please." “Seventy-six dollars?” croaked McSnort, “but I only have 75 bucks, and I just got paid.” “Well, we don’t like to make a practice of this”;said the laundry guardette, snatching the check from his hands, “but in your case we’ll make an exception. You can just owe us $1.49.’’■ She stamped “Due, $1.49” on his right forearm with an India ink stencil. \ Forces within Willoughby's breast cried out in anguish, but being a three semester, registra tion line indoctrinated, $blsa~ subdued Aggie, he resisted the 7 (See McSNORT, Page 4) This; year’s session will. train around 600 ihen from 300 cities. Representatives from the 4th Army Area, nearby Air bases, and the Corpus Christi Naval Base will also^be present. In addition, safe ty engineers from carbon black plants, - oil companies and steel plants will also attend the course. Instruction will be divided into various phases of fire-fighting technique, added Brayton. There will | be basic and advanced fire- inenjs courses, fire department in structors course, five marshal's and city inspector’s courses, and fire 'prevention personnel instruct- ionsj •, : 7 | Upon completion of the course, written examinations will be given, which, if passed, will help that re presentative’s city by lowering the fire insurance rates by 3%. Since the first course which was held here; in 1929, this has saved policy holders $1,000,000, Brayton said. This years course will consist entirely of actual practice ses sions with no speeches. Use of ail practice is considered the best way to conduct the courpe in the short time allowed. \ . An anticipated high point in the practice sessions will feature a fornq of push ball with fire hoses. A large ball will be suspended by a wire and two Squads of hose- men will try to drive it over a line with water pressure from spray nozzles. This teaches the firemen how to better manipulate the spray equipment, Brayton said. All sorts of teaching equipment and techniques will be used in the school. Instruction will be given in the specialized use of all types and sizes of modern fire hoses and nozzles. Instruction in the use of gas masks, hook and ladder ar rangements, and respiration equip ment will also be included. Life size models of skeletons and the arterial system of the body will be used in the respiration lectures, according to Brayton. [ Water System Report and Bids For Science Building On Agenda uiBHiinujiH*; The A&M H I By BILL BILLINGSLEY V }?oard of Directors - will hoi its regular meeting here this afternoon and Saturday mornirtg,, during which they will probably take action on three new construe- N tion projects, hear preliminary reports on the proposed A&M water system; and consider other administrative ii HT -♦problems of the col! ge and, Some action wii be; taken, prob- J ably final acceptance of the bids, ij on the submitted bids , lor the gen* » ieral'cbnstruction, electrical, plumb ing and heating, and clCvator bifla | for the new Science Balding. Bid* hayft falready been accepted for all the work by T. R. Spence, : manager of the physical plants, and the board will make the final ac ceptance. ; .* ' j : !!]■',' vjEj- ■■b" Stuped ! .- J The three story building ia to |be located just east of the present ; Science building and will be in an ;“L” shape, with/the bottom of the “L" running east' and west. Present plans call for another wing to bd New Telephone Directories F' Bryan, Colie People of College Statijon and Bryan will at last be able to dial a telephone number and get the person listed. No more writing on the wall, the new telephone books ^re hehe, and they should be delivered ( added later making a “tl" shaped today, said E. H division manager f q|i; t h b Southwestern States Tele phone Co. This book fe a great improve ment over the bid one, and many new numbers have been added, said Utzriian. j The most notable feature of the new directory is the new type print employed. It is the regular Gothic “Telephone” Type and gives the new book a better appearance. College Station residents are getting their books by delivery and the carriers are picking up the old ones at the same time. In Bryan the books are being mailed to the customer and it is urged that the old ones be destroyed imtriediately upon receipt of the new one, said Utzman. In the past the biggest com plaint has been the long delay in printing a new book, but future there will be an to put one out every nine One exception to this wi book coming out in January when the Bryan Office puts intb opera- tioni700,new lines of central office equipment. The new books will be mailed out to coincide with \this change-over. : > £ r- . 1: .7- I these for thie College Station streets and an- cbnstriaction ap- the Memorial in the attempt months. !l be the College to Receive Bids For Water System Here July 19 ' A&M College will receive bids July 19, on the first four production wells of its new and independent water sys tem. These bids will be opened at 2 p.m. in the Office of Physical Plants. This information comes from ;T. R. Spence, supervisor of Physical Plants for A&M, fol-4 —j—— : ; 1 Sale of A&M F losing a conference with Consult ing Engineer Homer Hunter of Dallas this week. 'Hunter is spending a consider able! amount of his ow'n tijme in College Station at present amd al- soi has Resident Engineer,]E. L. Riewe and a survey party on the jop,; according to Spence. jSpence revealed that the three test! wells put down by the <k)llege nqrtheast of Bryan Army Air Fijelb all proved (satisfactory; .The mineral content^ of the water in these wells is on; the same level as that' presently supplied by Bryan. The productloin wells will all reach the approximate depth of 54P ft. The wa' erfields are! loca ted 6 miles west of Bryan in the northwest part of Brazos County. e first well will be sunk about 2 pi' les west bf; Bryan Air Field anil will extend in a line toward thp Bryan waterfield. Specifications jcall for the sat- isf&ctory construction, develop ment, disinfection; testing,: and equipping of the wells. The pumps will be approximately 300 ft. be low the surface, j Water will be [secured from the Spprta sands and will be pumped to !a collection tinki in the vicin ity; of the wells and will be Chlor inated either at the collection] tank or on the campu^. Future plans ckll for bids to be submitted for a pipe line, to be laid to the reservoir tank which will be located in the vicinity of the Feed ing and Breeding Station. At a conference Wednesday, authority was requested of! the Board of Dlrecto|rs to award the g of drilling T ..A 1 ;oard of Dntract eps. Elfler Smatrti Hurt HOBOKEN, N.J., July for the —i— 4/i • , !. •v Frank S Martin S: firemen ing a fire story loft • Iding Y >• ,/t k I , ’.. « uly 8—-A— ther, fire Capt. one of seven night fight- out a flve- ; a store. arm Passes Legislature Senate' Bill 191, A&M to sell all or any thd College’s 3000-acrc experiment al farm in the Brazos bottjom inear Jones bridge, has passed the State Legislature, according to Repre sentative James K.lPreinal, 6f Bryan, I 1 : The measure which ed-in the Senate by of Bryan, carried the day by better than votes, Pregnal said The large plantation across the river in Bu was purchased at a less than $70 per ac: TT tvmart 'building, opening toward the south, urndii, The new w j ng wi]] | be bu i lt on site of the 1 present Service build ing, which is to be razed When the neW building is complete. Action wiill also bi 1 taiken on a new milking unit to bej built at the dairy barns' in the’ Ire-located live stock area across the east gate railroad tracks. A request will be made to-the board by the daity department for funds to repair the creamery and to replace worn equipment in the creamery. 7 ; Other Contracts Other final contract actions the bbard include resurfacing of the artd College View other block of propriations for Student Center, h, Remodeling of part of the Tex tile Building will be discussed with the possibility of constructing class room space in the north end of that building, j. i\ 1 A report will be heard on the progress made so far in linking test wells for the proposed College water supply ;andi! partial appro priations will probably be made. Dr. A. J). Folweiler, director of the Texas Forestry Service, will also give a report on the Service. ', 'Alio' cussed will be to move thf stock barns across the west gate railroad tracks to their new location, j ' To Other Board One member of the board will be elected to serve on the A&M Development Fund Btfard‘to re place H. L. Kokernot, whose term on the Board of Directors i* Firing. 7. .n| _ Budget for the snmnier term and the school year 1949-50 will be dis cussed and the cjustbmary aids, grants, and gifts vfill be acted pn. System business will (include considerstion of plans if dr a sciencs building and warehouse at Arling ton Stat<( Colleg^j; contract for i construction, of a girls’ dormitoiy and lounge, ; bids f«r. science build-1! ing, [employment oil an engineer to design a steam tkinnel extension and plans for hn ] agricull|m»l building, all at Tarletian State lege. A-plant and animal industries building at Prairiel|Vi)?w A&M Col lege is also on (the agenda for discussion. . j - Prior to the Friday night’s meet ing ,the Board will of the Bryan Chamber merce at a barbecule at The Oaks in’ Bryaln. i horizing part of i'as kpdnsor- Moore, oufie Tues- h(indred iiich lies esoh county slightly I * Another appropriation to be dis- the general fund I ml A&M ROIC cadet A Wilken explains thejoi field at the Amy I J, .if: ■ !l; N- ;; looks on as Ml to cadii Camp, H r . r * "r