The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, August 03, 1949, Image 1

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Jil I • L 4" - Number 22 \ .. i 1: ■ I < Rich Americans Pay Mor to ! ..-i. ~ '—'ll; 7 - ..H, Architects Price-Haggling In i H 7 i vi ■ •; L a By ART HOWARD^ Battalion Euror jpe^O Correspondent MILAN, Aug. 3—(Spl.)—Don't let -anyone tell you that the days of haggling are over in Europe. -half of all si doubt if one-t sales are jcarried-througy' at the' price- / Several days ago i we 4 -small Cathedral near 1; r Several days agoi we stopped at was hot and we v/jent over to a sidewalk cafe for a beer. I’he check, came to 180 lire—about 32 cents. This was high, but we are used to getting i stuck. < But our chauf feur, Roger, said, ‘Tm only a poor maip, I can t pay 180 lire for beer." "Well, then, 90, lire,” said the wa ! ter -jv ■ .1 " ' 1 ' “But Tm only , the driver, not £ rich American,” (yelled Roger. S( pur chauffeur paid.45 lire for th< same beer we paid 180 for; e a Barrier* The la^gdage barrier keeps u! from haggling too much at times although[many of the merchant;; speak English; ; The most! effective method ye, is to quote a low price and mak; Itherp pome down. ; \ h Joe Meador, our prbf, missed th i last ferry'SO our hotel in Venici one night and had to ride over ii l ;a gondoln. The gondolier; wantei l 1500 lire trip. (about $2.70) for th Meador offered him SCJP, 1 and th£ price came down to 1200, to 1000. i , and theh |r . Bryan Cracks Down on Traffic Violations- Warrants Issued " tool V ' The c ope i.-, f BiVan started cracking down on traffic law vio lators rarfy this week when it v/as announced by Corporation Judge W. T. McDonald that warrants were being issued for offenses that date us far back (tis June; An extra $3.20 for court cosjts will be tacked on to!the fine ~ when viol*tors arc brbufjht to :f Miller Grades .JMTested Cattle I . Dr. J. C. Miller, head of the k Animal Husbandry Depart ment has returned from the 4 Bluebonnet Farm at McGjre- gor. J. K. Riggs, associate professor i in the departpient, accompanied ( Dr. Miller* graded beef cattle ' • \being used in a jdint experiment. \ The experiment is being conduct ed by the Bluebonnet Farm and the Animal Husbandry Department apd will be , concerned with im- .. provement of beef cattle within pure breeds and Certain of their crosses through breeding methods, ;J ' ^ The results will be based on eval uations tests \ for cfficiertqy and rate 1 of gain, best tolerance, and carcass value. j i v Hereford and Brahman buHs were graded for the purpose of evaluation of preserlt and prospect- |S ^ ive sires of beef cattle. According to Dr. Miller, some of the] bulls being tested are owned and: other§.,are leased for the ex- jpeyihlen|. | i , '• 'V . - j : \ •V.' 'i ■ - . X !•' I i GROVE SCHEDULE Wednesdayi August 3—Juke Box Dance. 1 \ Thursday, August 4—Free movie, “Deep Waters,” with Dana An drews.;' ’ ' _ i v • !' Friday, August 5—Square Danc ing. [ \ Saturday, August 6—Dance with Aggie Combo. ji ^ -4 are i court. Bj'ya|i patrolmen ViH sorVo the wnrtants for the violations which ruhge from speeding to driv ing without a license. flam Tujlous, Bryaft Chlief of%o- lice, said | f that n system has _ 'dj with the State High way Department to| identify, all ‘ ‘ iW tpftt n syst« been arrangedi with the Stai Dehartmient to idam..^ M .. qut-of-to)(vnj car owners. The trac ing process through Austin takes only three days, Tullous paid. k * A&M Students ; | A&M Students will be given the same treatrtieht as ull other out- of-town visitors and warrants will Do issued if tickets arie disregarded. Judge McDonald stated that he is going to “put a stop to reckless driving In Bryan before someone gets killed.” He told Tullpus and Richard Cocke, Bryan city attorn ey, that He wants all the facts inj reckless driving cases and witnes ses called to testify in court when ever possible. Second offenders will receive stiff penalties and other violators will be fined enough to make com mitting the same offense very un profitable. New Parking Tickets A* new parking ticket which has been worked out will direct park ing violators to report to the ciiy secretary’s, office instead of the Corporation Court. The Usual fine for parking Violations ip; $1 and is payable within five days after the issuance of the ticket If payment is not made at the end of the fife day period, warrants will be is sued, McDonald said. Chief Tullous said that patrol men cover regular beats\n the Bryan business district f a.m. until 6 p.m., the hours parking meter regulations app T—* Trr -rr T p 1 ;■! Finally Meador started walking off and the gondolier yelled after ijm, “Okay, j500 lir<j." The street hawkers are the ones ho can be lieally brought down, ay'sell stuff at fniim 300 to 500 ent profit and will reduce rices after the second "too much.” I picked up a nice piece of jew- Iry in Venice at a 20 percent re action after explaining that I was nly a poor student and not a rich ourist. European Attitude The European attitude toward Americans wjis aptly expressed by Joe’s; gondolier. “In Venice,” he said, "there is lots of work and lit tle money. In the tJ. S. there is lots 6f money and little work.” The hotels (are one place you gat soaked good— with little come back. In Paris the price of an item varied i^ith who was serving it.‘ One timej a cognac would cost 100 francs, the next 75, the next 115. : 1 i 1 p The owner already had his cut, so hie-charged the Mast. One of the waiters ipsisted on getting his 15 percent service Charge, so he was tin highest. But we have been getting good rates b^ golrjg as u group. So far we hav(» hltilsevaral first-class ho tels and the average cost Is $8.50 per day, meuls Included. Konijeo und Juliet Yesterday wo passed through Verona, the llleged site of the Ro meo unU Juliet episode. Acordlng to our guide book thio Capulets and Montagues were real families. And we saw the garden from which Romeo cobed his famous mating call to Juliet in . Shake speare's work. Tomorrow we head for Bwitxer- land before returning to Paris. m D,. 0 Mm j- .• ■i ■ ' ’ ■ M- m f f PC ail ‘i * i • If. i. mm ■A: • . V. ■! mel Now 'DM w. For Improve . ' . ill i ^ ■#^£J 6V •'Mil ‘ );• I \ 1 / Pat Parker, last year's Aggie Sweetheart, was chosen from among coed beauties throughout Texas to act as one of the official host esses at the National games in San Ahtonio., TT Baseball Congress Texas Championship - y .... . i A ■ ; • Gen. George Moore Retires After 40 ^fears Active Ditty ' * v Major General George F. Moore, class of ’08, retired Monday after 40 years’of active service. A na tive of Texas, Moore began his mil itary career as a coast artillery of ficer after graduating from A&M. Although his plans are indefin- ate, it is expected that Gen. and Mrs. Moore will visit College Sta tion and Bryan during the next few weeks, according to word sent to friends here. Commander at A&M He returned to A&M in 1937 as a Lt. Colonel and Professor of Military Science and Tactics. Pro moted to Colonel in 1938, Moore was commandant until he was transferred ito the Philippines in 1940. , ■ ■; j Moore, who commanded the Man ila Bay defenses against superior Japanese farces until ordered by higher authority to surrender Cor- regi^or, was Honored last Friday at Sixth Army Headquarters. ■ M Army, Navy and Aid Force of ficers atten prisoner^ of war from the Philip pind\Deft*nah Campaign, who alter ed cohfinem(ent with Mooro in Jap anese prison camp*.' ;. His .lohg army service ended after u year's service as deputy commanding general of the Armed Forces Headquarters for unifica tion of Facilities Vnl Service. Serving with theooaat artillery land at times with tnA Ordinance Department, Moore warsitationed at Fort Monroe, Virginia: Fort Worden, Washington; Fort\Slll, Oklahoma; Fort Adams, Rhodi land: Fort Sam Houston, TeA«u^ Stockton, California, the War De partment, four tours of duty at Corregidor, and as Professor of Military Science and ^tica at Texas A&M. Commanded Manila Defenses Early in 1941, he became a brig adier general and assumed com mand of the harbor defenses of Manila and Subic Bays, with head- ; Corregidor. >ut the bitter Philip- se Campaign, he corn- quarters af pine College Station firemej* flght the fire Ferguson home at 557_ Walton Satur estimated *t $45,000. The origin determined. .J j. M i 4. .14 ID h- i 1; . The budget has proved by the C council and will to the town l idset to Be :t of Hearing r night i at be held ii y hall to 4t 7:30 a public ' in the College discuss the t for next year, city manager, already been ap- lege Station city ow be submitted Rogers said. r! mahded these * fortifications, and was entirely responsible for their air, sea and land defense against the Japanese attacks from Decem ber 7, 1941,* until May 6, 1942, when his battered, half-starved command was ordered by the Com manding General, U. S. Army Forces in the Philippines to sur render Corregidor. > POW For 3 Years t I ' ' i' ■ ' With survivors of his gallant force, Moore, a major general since January 9, 1942,^tas a prisoner- df-war. He spent three years and four months at Japanese prison camps in the Philippines, Formosa, Japan, Korea and Manchuria. When Moore returned to A&M after his release from Japanese prison camps, to receive an honor ary . degree from The College, Bryan and College Station held a “General Moore Day/'. A dormi tory here bears his name. Following liberation and tem porary duty in the United States, Moore was in turn commanding general of the Hawaiian Artillery Command, of the .Army Forces, Middle Pacific, and\f the Philip- pines Ryukyus Command. He re turned to the mainland last year Grove Goes ‘Lklin’ At Weekly Shin h "Pop” Turner and his Aggie Combo will feature South Ameri can rhythms Saturday night at :he drove whelp the weekly dance under way. Dick Baugh, e committee chalrmai. for this weekDsald today. Tour\j to the lui winning tickets to be drawn on the stage. 1 l\ y! 'ill: Grove dances, have consisted mostly of veterankand their wives or dates, one commentator pointed out. Campus Aggies baye been de cidedly in the mi : Ag- pme to the |oor prizes will be given couples who hold the -e on the weekends to Saturday dances. — New Type of Jewels of Shanghai—(A*)—S i g n Shanghai: city’s jewelry times in Communist Twenty of the stores today disc for sale: and underwear. One dealing would change to tive goods. i t shops is soon produc- to join the Armed Forces unifica*f tion organization. ! Awarded Citations For extraordinary heroism at) Corregidor, Moore was awarded, the Distinguished Service Cross; The citation told of “his great; gallantry by continually visiting; the most exposed elements of his command, giving encouragement, directing operations . . . inspiring heroic efforts of his command.” General Moore also received the Distinguished Service Medal. The Philippine Commonwealth awarded Moore its Distinguished Conduct Star. During his post-war command in the Philippines, he was awarded the republic’s highest decoration, Commander, Philippine Legion of Honor, for war service, his post war activities in strengthening U.S.-Filipino friendship and re building the Philippine armed forc es. ’h 1 . Conference Plans Nearly Complete Final plans are being r Unci ' made for- the artificial breeding and DHIA' conference which Is to be held here ■ September 5 and 6, according to< A. M. Meekma, extension service; dairyman. This will be the fint joint con-1 ference of both technicians and! supervisors ever held. “We be-< eve,” says Meekma, "that the two; go hand In hand andi each group should have an under standing of the others program.’ R.^R. Starback extension dairy man from Ohio and W. E. Winter- meyer ’extension dairyman with the Bureau of Dairy Industry in Washington D. C. will be the prin cipal representatives at the con ference. WEA Bast Texas this afternoon, day; widely scatt n HER Partly cloudy it and Thurs- near the Nipper coast this Afternoon; not much change Th tem peratures’). sren- STtomSwS, 1 - variable Winds on the coast. WEST TEX! AS — Partly this jOf-j SHOWERS 10hdle and South i. ’49 Sweetheart Is Hostess At Baseball Meet Pat Parker, coed beauty, is one of the official hostesses at the National Baseball Con gress Texas championship games which began at San Antonio last Friday. . She was chosen from many con testants throughout Texas. A TSCW student, Pat was cho sen from 11 other Tesssles last November to be A&M’s sweetheart. She was presented to the student body of A&M during the A&M- SMU game at the Cotton Bowl. Cadet Colonel Marvin R; McClure was her escort. . Miss Parker was graduated from TSCW this year With a de gree in Institutional management. Besides being a Redbud princess, Social chairman of Shadow Lawn dormitory and a member of the Mary Schwartz RoseClub, a home economics club, she had a B aver- kg* ij / She Is 5’ 5” blued-eyed blonde land weighs jlll poundk. || Construction, a on work totalin; alterati cation work totaling mo: underway on the A&M c um of $4t repair, than two ipus. .500 is being used for rbi is being invested in original constructions. I,: I L. P. Gabbard, head of the Ag ricultural Economics and Soci ology Department, 4 has wen named a delegate to the Unjltod | Natlona conference on the Con- ! Nervation and Utnllitttjm of!Hi' source*. '■ [ i '' ' ■ _fH—! Gabbard Chosen to Represent Economists at UN Conference L. P. Gabbard, head of tho Ag ricultural Economics ami Sociology Department, haa been .j appointed bv Secretary of the Interior Jj. A. Krug to represent A&M Co! and the Bureau of Agricultural Economics at the United Nations | Conference on the Conservation and Utilization of Resources. The three week conference & to be held at Lake Success, New York beginning August 17 and lasting until September 6. Gabbard is one of jthree land-grant college rep resentatives; the other ! two being from Clemson College and Iowa State. Daily Meetings •>! Daily meetings are to be con ducted with the idea of clearing up.as well as possible existing ag ricultural problems in war devas tated’countries, Gabbard said. The first two days are to be given over to joint sessions of all the dele gates and the last’ day will be spent ^n summarizing the conference. The sessions will be handled like all United Nations meetings in that the speeches will be translated and relayed to the delegates by way of earphones. - : Topics to be Stressed This conference was called by the Social and Economic Council on the United Nations, and the topics to be stressed ar?: land, water, fuel, forests, energy and minerals. Gabbard sold that he had written to Secretary Krug ex pressing a desire to attend all conferences on land that he cpuld. Two other men of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics are go- ink to •collaborate with the three land-grant college representatives in order that all phases of the con ference may be covered, Gabbard said, | The meetings are to! be mostly of the discussion type with accent on an exchange of ideas and ex- parlances between experts in the various fields of agriculture. The aim is to bring to light tin eco nomic costs and benefits of con servation and utilization of nat ural resources. Agronomy Class Tours Gulf (bast The Agronomy 417 class In past ure management left yesterday for a two-day field trip to the Gulf Coast area. f 'Jr The students were accompanied Crain, by their Instructor, A. W* Cl of the Agronomy Department. The class will study the im- that has been made in i for* better .pastures, re trips will be mode by luring this sumnu I, one to Lufkin rovement that has Ihe region for* better Two more trl] the class during this summer term, Grain said, one fo Lufkin and an other to the Blackland jreagion. High-Priced Shanghai—(A»)_Six license and refused to under the Communist a\ month. 44- mse d car their^old in Shanghai Is befoi oline \ cent of Shat it was came. Gas- a gallon. ^Communists ng for $2 a 11 ,■■ I j It I* quite likely jLhnij ah Inven tory of each country's natural re- Will be tak sources to determine the problem at hand, TMl will, ita 'HI "111 an effort extent of the (fnbbard nald. s will facilitate future plans the horllntltilro classei along this line. rtod; The mbst recently peen ing alley structure! hm steel decking complete! L Even with ever, nons of tion, and relo- illi&n dollars is now cling $2,052,256: j uilding is 3. McKee Largest! of (he buildings under construction ip the Memorial Stu dent Cen ;er. Total cost of the work undirwi y on the build $1,324,429 witfh Robert E. mpany of pallas and El Pasoj dping th|e general construction! with ■III , The tl ree-bplt - structure will tain i: 6,20) square feet of floor space. Basic structural work la complete. Brit k and shell-stone ore being lalfron the outside of the first floo •. Progress otn Student Center recertt progress, has made on: the hbwl- and| pool hall; The steel l J been erected,! the laid, and the roof this .he u progress, how- e units ore expect ed to bej finbhed by September. The bulk of the work remaining consists if wiring, plumbing and briok lay ng. All the work on the structure has been go ink according to sche dule. Tha deadline of November, 1050 will be met, K. R. Simmons, constrbctjUm ijupertlntendent, wild. i j Rdfedoa ■uUdlkC J Initial work began this week on tho m)w Sqloneo building which Will cost a tqtal o'f $500,481. Th« building, whlfch will bo located across tjhe wreat south of • tha Meniarlal JLlbra CuHhlng contain 56,f space' and and Eitlomuloi The J. W. Dallas has the ^onlrkct construcUon if [the hulk Representatives from .foreign countries will be vltiallj* intetested in (he modern techniques wo em ploy, he said, and «t the same time we will be able to compare some of ;Our existing problems; With, theirs, ! . ■ I | m ! A highlight of the program will be a discussion of the Russian 6- year plan and ho\y it compares with future plans of all agricuN turally minded countries. This ^conference will not be Gabbard’s first experience With this type meeting! as he wa^ a held in Canada. orial ( Library, win MUMM (Mi Of'floor ‘Me Biology l ’ents. pany of r general ling, to be Completed wit ii 235 working days, The horticulture green house which was fqrmeriy used f by ill ro classes has al* y! been re loved from the new building site.! he green tjouse held; brick bjuildli g, is now ; being de* ollshcd. The green louse will be recorv- truetjea in Ole area of the hori- ulturc nuraery. The relocation la xpected to be| completed by Octo- >er 1, Dr, Gujl W. Adrlance, head | of the Hortimilture Department, Said.: T ■ / ' ■ if 6 Kyle field Lights The flood lights for Kyle Flold mve been raised Into position by he Grimes Ejectrlc Company of Vustln. L ’ ; t Costing $48,750, the six sets of Hood lamns are mounted on foot Steel poles which In turn (See BUILDING, Page 4> *4—« ,— —r-4 Cashion Discusses Hisl "i* • U . ion PoUcies otiT W)Kiw College Station Kiwanis Club YMCA evolved contin acquai allege Static med its pr taint Its speaker at the liihcheon dub’s reg ular weekly meeting. Cushion discussed the organiza tion and functions of the campus YM<?A. : j ' k|! |4> J J 1 ' student’s union building. Th committee Hated among tt»\mei bers the namaii of I’rof. A. Mit chell, Dr. G, P. Fountain, F. : Id- Law, Col; R; T. MHner, Co. B; B. Cushing, James Cravens, jind John Q. Tabor,.1 \P In June of that | year, the com mlttee mot again and reported the following subMcrlptlons; from stU dent*—$10,000, bera—$6,000; from citizens of Bry- tn-iioiooo.! :|/|J ;F| Sometime: later j the ex-sltude decided to abandon the ld*a of student’s ff. ■BpBajverl Thereafter banddh union building and turn the project over to the YMCA. a grant was a ecurcd from the Rockefeller to of $30,00q and the The his ment had last "century by the the country I I Most of these in ^mercantile buddings. the | “Y" nning In the 1 K ing the ttion of ^ked in « ie\ these groups sb er meetings In these meetina a few* started , r , T __ London and the 'if i firom «.d. ? ory And nis Meet Today 69 nation* have YMCA < rganlzations. Self tupportlng The college |YMCA organ is self supporting and has not| ducted a camj aign to raise for many yeai i,. Cashion said. Its revenue is derived from various projects 1,1 ha i pioneered to meet the needs of tie students,j;, 11 The local wganlzatlon work* with the stucenta of the cqllega through its tv o cabinets, the Sen ior Cabinet an 1 the Junior Cabinet both of whlcf are comprt students. Each local o 'gantzation is auton- .ombus, Cashlin said, land works out Its own pr igram, but attempts to cooperate fs much iaa posiible worked out by t^e ties on student work. Tjiis ? -st four prineipa tudness, personal and campus Of fairs, social rekponslblllty and wor ship* Fon-lgn J on the prografi national, co: after program has rts: world reM* pnt Program I. . orld relatedne**, said Ithere are bv^r gn ■ udents on the cam- YMC A tries to : glve them un k-ratandlitg of our home life and r«)igloua/Ufe to car- «ry back to UiBik own countries. In campus ami personal-affaire, the YMCA hap a panel of 70 fao- Ity- memben ewMbhigroup i of student lift Snretar; 1 {Cashion caiie ganlzation os ago. Before Austin College Where he had secretary at from mi to ; After Jafer during the went to the Uh “YT’.! In Austin Colt Who. conduct oh various ph apd welfare. II*,re 23 Yean /]\ to the college / or- tary 23 yesirs he had been at Sherman, Texas srved ns YMCA ithletlc director/ until coming Hm ■' * l.k \ • J a - 11 t : j Jj,f ii I / 1th the anoMr world war, he with the Brit- he returned tO he remalaMti in 1926. / .g