The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, August 17, 1949, Image 1

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|"<i :.i , 5. c r'' ■ c .. ,, <:• . k ■ =• — ! i, -1-7- ‘f • - N? Iii PUBLISHED IN THE INTEKEST COLLEGE STATION (Aggieland), " OF A GREATER ASM COLLEGE TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17,1949 'Volume 49 City Council Takes Action for Library ! nr Orlft KUNZB ' ; The City Council of CoIIckc Station took some active steps toward making its long proposed community library a reality at a meeting which was held last Monday eve ning. . College Station residents have been interested for quite some tfrue in getting a com munity library of their own, sc- k'mmm it (' I tfy ’4 Ik/ » ’ 1 .// * ftW -Ji w *1 • ittw .y n J, J. Woolket, head of the Modern Languages Department, explains the function j of a teletype machine in the! Excelsior newspaper Mexico City. Standing from left C. JE. Tishler, head of the Physical partmeht; his son. Ward Tishler; to-right Education are De T frs. Woolket; Exposed to Merciless Amoeba T ~ •- ■■ I' ; I. 1 !' 1 ' I ■ Muiiroe Tishler; Tomas Marentes, sons of .Tomas entes, Sr., head of the National Lottery in Ico. 'J'he Tishlers and Woolkets are vacation ing in Mcfxico City. Young Marentes is on va- eatio ti from A&M. ‘Visits 9 Hospital; Named itatt Medical Editor By C, C. MUNROE Battalion Medical Editor (Editor’s Note—The Battalion, in an effort to provide its read- „ ers with art upvtoklate report on medical progress, has named a new editorial post, that pf medi- c*hl editor. C. C. Munroe, Battal- iph stuff nWmber, has voluntectf- f oil to serve in that capacity for 1 the remainder of the sujmmer. U (To better fulfill his new du- I ties, Ifunroe exposed himself' to a merciless amoeba. The amoeba' became lodged in his ihhards so the new medical editor is nqw a temporary resident! of h promi nent central, Texas hospital. The following report is written from/ bis liedside.) f . IfryoTf'have never been m hos* -pital. patient you have missed one of life’s most enlightening expe riences. Admission to :i hospital ' 'can easily be ranked along with ypu? high school graduation, your first ppir of long pants, an lauto- . mobile; wreck, and similar major ■■.‘events. / j f; You may,' not think fo at the time, but when you are led to your hospital' rocim you are due for some Surprises. . If you hpve a private; room you] ^ will he amazed at the traffic youtj cubicle attracts despite ’ its namej Nurses, nursed aides, clean-up personnel, doctors, technicians^ stray patients, visitors, florists^ 'sightrseers, artd burial association ' representatives will form a conf utant parade past your bedside, I At night, when, all the rest of the world is asleep, a gathering i will invariably form outside youf door;! But don’t be alarmed. It isn’t an , American Legion convention or h yell practice. It is just normal prot- cedure for these state medical coni- ventions to congregate outside yOur door at 2 a.m. ! Try and walk down the hall an 1 you are.letting yourself in for dis inter. : Men have drawn combat pay for lesser risks. First you must dodge nurses scurrying like busy ints to rooms up and down the • An aged patient is always ca reening past your door in a wheel chair. One old man here lets out a wild screech apd, with his chin stuck out, tries to convert the pas sageway ' into the ; Indianapolis Speedway as he risks life and limb sttgeway ' into the j Iway as he risks (ahlish a. record for the Hall- :4' Burleson Attends Breeder’s Meeting < R; E. Btirleson, Extension Ser vice dairyman, left Monday mora- ing for Dyersburg, Tennessee to attend a conference of the Nat ional Association of \ Artificial Breeders, Dr. I. WrRupel, head qf the Dairy Husbandry Department, said this morning. 1 ’ Burleson will represent the Dai ry Husbandry Department at the j conference. ; . . . vj. , WEATHER H- . ' iit West Texas—Partly cloudy tlilm afternoon, tonight and Thursdajy; a few scattered afternoon a Ji d . evening thdh- 1 dershowers; hot much change in temperatures;: -i East Texas— Wm A Partly cloudy this afternoon, t.onight v ■■■ 1?:^ SHOWERS - ___ dershowers in the north and, cpn- , . 1 tral portions; not much change in temperatures; moderate southerly = winds on the coast. ■ It -4 !,§|§lg a-.. to esl ij There is the inevitable hospital table too. White gowned creatures always wheeling some poor Aoul through the'building. Since there are. relatively few operations performed at 3 a.m., I presume that some people just like to ride those wheeled tables and pay special nurses to push 1 them around when they can’t sleep. Then there is the marathon run- jher. He is usually a skinny-legged crature trying to beat the deadline to the little room at the end of the hall. With a cry he will fly past your door, white gown flapping in the breeze and a wild gleam in his eye.' 1 ' • • : His progress is always watched with nervous anxiety jby jail the other passageway loungers, some of whom have to move to allow the embryo Glenn Cunningham past. Then there is the ^C-ray. That is an experience for only the mpst hardy souls. It requires a complete lack of modesty, a fortitude and courage that would make an Artie explorer balk, and the ability to answer embarrassing personal questions' in a clear, loud voice. But the real shock of any hos pital is the day you receive your j i ' 'm 1 . Perhaps you have been resting in bed. Maybe you were reading. But, whatever yoUr activity, you fare never quite prepared!for the shock of getting the bill. ! A sweet, innocent nurse will walk in, smile and hand you the folded paper. “An invitation to the nurses dance?” you winder. But When you look at it you reel back and (dutch your heart. “Who X-rayed me, Pasteur?” You gag after receiving oxygen. “What was in that medicine ? Radium? Diamond dufat?” And you wonder deliriously, “Since when did cream of carrot soup cost like this?” (It has been one of the staples on your nob-residue diet.)’ But the damage is dohe. You fork ^he money over and then won der how you will hay the doctor’s pill. And what about rpedieme for yout* recuperation? Sadly you clofae your eyes. You can’t win. But it has been an un forgettable experience and it has taught you one thing. Why didn’t you take up medi cine? •' / • Announcements For Grads Here Summer graduation announce ments are ready and mhy he pick ed up in thq office of Student Ac tivities, Grady Elms, assistant di rector of Student Activities, said this morning. Pictures For ID j i . • .< • M ' • ] ; ■ ! Card to be Shot At Registration A Student Senate proposal made back in the Fall of 1947 will come to life August 27 whea the Photographic and Visual Aids Department be gins making the first pictures for identification cards to be carried by all students here inext year, Bennie Zinn, assistant dean of men, said today. ‘ AU students registering during thei early registration period will have their pictures made at a booth to be operated by the photo graphic department staff. The need for some definite form of identification for A&M students was recognized" by the Student Senate two years ago, hut no ac tion was taken until April of this year.. ij * At that time, President Bolton appointed a six man committee to work out the details for a billfold size ID card to be carried by all students. President Bolton approved the plans of the committee in June and work was started on the cards. Howard Berry of the photographic fab is in charge of the lamination process for the cards and distribu tion will be made by the regis trar’s office. Size of the cards will be 2x4 inches and the students picture will be mounted in the upper left hand corner. Signatures of both ttye registrar and the student will be carried on the caifkalong with a physical description. Other information will include the year, session, and the classifi cation of the student. ’ Cards will he issued to students only once during their tenure at A&M, but must be turned in when the student graduates or leaves school. The cards will be renewed yearly by stamping currant ses sion dates on old students’ cards at registration time, Zinn said. Plans proposed by the commit tee call for the use of the card in almost all student business trans actions on the campus calling for identification. They will also be used for draw ing books from the College Libra ry and for entrance to all athletic events. The purpose of the cards ac cording to the committee is to aid business men in the surrounding area in identifying A&M students. , rtry of tiu cording to Dean C. N. Shepardson, president of the College Station Development Association. No ac- inisations. Recently re Station Development As sociation began looking into the ion was ever taken by any of the rocmw lopi , i m "matter to see what could be done. The •neif A&M Consolidated school has made provisions for a library and a librarian as part of its regular school program. Pro posals have been made that Col lege Station enter into a contract with the A&M Consolidated Inde pendent school district for the sup port of a municipal library. Proposal Favored When questioned about such a proposal, Les Richardson, super intendent of the A&M Consolidat ed School, said that the school would welcome such an arrange ment. ' Under the present proposal, the school library and the proposed community library will be united into one. In order to keep the library open the year qround, ap propriations have been made for the employment of a librarian during thq summer months. The Development Association proposed that the Education Com mittee at College Station sponsor a book drive for the new library. The Education Committee consists of Mrs. 0. K. Smith, chairman, Dr. Ralph Steen, Mrs. J. E. Robert and C. W. Manning. . Les Richardson, superintendent of the A&M Consolidated School, has also been requested to serve with the Education Committee dur ing the process of the book drive. Kiwanis Book Drive The Kiwanis Club has already agreed to sponsor a hook drive among its own members, Dean Shepardson said. The Development Association and the City Council of Colle Station are appropriating for the purchase of books. According to Dean Shepardson, the two types "of books most nec essary for the new community lib rary are books for young children and books of current fiction. Ap propriations made by the City Council and the Development As sociation will be used for the pur chase of these books. Book Donations Promised Howard Badgett, city commis sioner, and J. W. Barger, city at torney, have already promised to donate over a hundred books to the new library, Dean Shepardson said. The Development Association College funds . M-yj 4 Room Registrati 1 • • ' !•' "■ :(! • j . • I ' Fall to Begin Tuesday I f ’49 Town Hall Tickets on Sale At Registration Town Hall season tickets will be sold to students at August 27 and Sept. 17 reg istration, C. G. White, director of student activities said to day. ; ' He Announced that non-Ztudenta may buy tickets on October 12. White announced season tickets would cost $3.50 for student gen eral admission tickets; $5.50 for student reserve seat tickets; $5.50, non-student general admission tickets; and $7.50, non-student reserve seat tickets. All prices in clude tax. “We do not anticipate individual ticket sales,” he added. He said that last year season tickets com pletely sold out the house and he expects the same thing this year. Room registration for the ’49 Fall semeater will begin at 8 a. m. Tuonday, August 23, in Goodwin Hull; according to Bennie A. Zinn, twaiutant de|n of men. « In order t<> rot/mi students now f enn edndsdny, a Mild at : Admlni*-; «day and' Joseph Szigetl, world-famous violinist will appear on the Town Hall series in March. Szigeti to Appear On Town Hall Here By LOUISE JONES Joseph Szigetl, named by the 600 leading music critics of the United States as one of the top three violin personalities of 1948, will .appear in March as one of the main attractions on the Town Hall series. | * j j 1. | I Lauded by critics as “one fOf the great names of music,” he has made two round-the-world tours and makes annual coast-to- ,coast tours of America. He made >his American debut in! December, :i925, with the Philadelphia Or chestra under Leopold Stowowski. Szigeti’s art has been honored. 5He was/awarded the Legion of pHonoir in France, Was made Com- pmander of x the Order of Leopold In Belg|um, bod received the Of- if leers Cross “Ordre pour le jnerite,” in Hungry. !, During the past year his long fairing of honors has grown, His Brahms Violin Concerto with the s , Philadelphia Orchestra, under IhK _ gene Ormany, was fahosen by a 1 "" nation-wide poll of leading critics fas the best concerto recorciing of the year. at the Geneva Conservatory, which he held from 1917 to; 1924. Stok owski invited him to come to the United States, and in 1925 he made his American debut. Master of all styles, classic, ro mantic, and modepn, Joska started the vogue for many concertos sUch as Prokofieff, apd Tartini, and for many compositions from mien such as Stravinsky, jBela Bfartpk, and Ernest Bloch. Szigeti calls his autobiography a communication to the rfaanyjwhom he would like to see personally and can’t. He wrote U in the coujme his sold-out American pfaan concert tours, jotting notes on whatever scraps of .paper that ,were handy when he had u spare minute. A fitting tribute to his great ness, Fritz Kreisler said of alSgcti twenty years ago, “He is the most talented violinist in Europe/ Town Hall .season tickets go on sue room* they now occupy, who exited to attend A&M ltd* Pall should follow this procedure, Zinn saldj. ' Student* attending A&M Under the (L I. Hill of KiehU slfioulri se cure fee waiver slips fjrom the Veteran Advisor’s offlcfa,, Boom) 104, Gohdwlh Hall, beginning ntA Tuesday morning. / ' A flscul office representative will he in Hoorn 100, Goodwin Hall on Tuesday and Wednesday to collect . fees. After Wednesday, August 24, fees must be the Fiscal Office in the tration Building. Between 8 a.m. Tuesda noon Thursday in the Housing Of fice students may reserve rooms they now occupy, or rooms occu pied during the Spring ’49 semes ter in; dormitories 16, 16 and 17 •Which'are now closed. Dormitory Room Changes Students who I wish to f change i rooms within the dormitory they now occupy may Uh so by present* ing a room chance |8lip signed by their housemaster prior' to noon Thursday, August , 25, 1949, Students who| will live in the Cadet Corps mfay also sign for their rooms in the-Housing Office o n Tuesday, Wednesday^a n d Thursday of next week. Beginning at 1 p.m 1 , Thursday* August 25, students •Who do not fall into any of the categories listed above may register for rooms on a first-come-first-smed basis, Zinn said. j ■ Moving Deadline All students must be moved into, their: newly assigned rooms by & p.m. Saturday, August 27, includ ing students moving to a dormi- ; tory now closed, Zinh stated. Ar- . rangements have been made! to ,un- ' lock all dorms now closed during ;j the following hottrs:14i|(.m., Thursday; 1-5 p.m., Friday; {and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Day students, including those living in College View, imay save considerable time when registering by paying their feet early and getting their receipts stamped at tho Housing Office, Zinn said. Day students must secure Day Student Permits/before paying feta.. Coupon Books Tho Athletic Department will have representatives! in Room 100, Goodwin 'Hal! Au^u^t ^ sale hcri 1 . August 27» twin Hall August 23*20 to is- f Coupon books tpj students who have! paid their fces{ ;i, . , Szigeti’s> autobiography, “With |Strihgs Attached,” wjas hailed by was organized nearly three years the Book-of-the-Mbnth Club as ago. Dean Shepardson has served as its president for the past two years. \ CV ParkingAre^s To Be Evacuated r ' . ■ M . •In carrying out the program of improving the streets jm'the Col lege View area, Fred Hickman of the Campus Security office an- nounces that blade work will be done bn the parking areas Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. It is requested that students us- k&Hf ing Avenues A and C refrain from parking their can on those streets Friday afternoon, Hickman said. Students using Avenues B and D are asked not to park cars on those streets Saturday morning beginning at 7. ; This work is not two hours id. warned tihat sometime then is going asphalt work done in that same area and it| is advised that no clothes be hung out during this time. Also children should be pre vented from coming contact with the asphalt as it is very ir- tating to the skin, Hickman con- jr; m ft In Days of Ybre ... Composing Texas Musical Drama is Work of Ex-Prof By BARRY SMITH 3 “ ' I i I - i I j.J Gathered around every college campus can be found that group of men who, When their teaching days are over, are not content with merely sitting back and doing nothing, but devote full time to some project which has been a lifetime ambition, j j. j The A&M campus is no excep tion to this rule and one of its most active retired professors is Dr. S. E* Asbury. Originally Dr. Asbury was a chemist, but unlike most profes* sional men he completely ignored his training and turned to the arts for his post-teaching work. Dr. Asbury is one of those live-alone-and-like-it men who, because of his bachelor status has more time to accomplish hi*, ambitions than fellows afflicted with ball and chain. Strange to say tho former chem ist has chosen Texas History ihd music as his work since his re state. He is accredited with discover ing quite a few revealing docu ments pertaining to the War for Texas Independence which might otherwise have gone unnoticed. His musical aspirations center around a musical drama based on the history of Texas, and the to be characters involved in the work are authentic. Dr. Asbury is admittedly no 1 musician, bui his love of fine music and his presistence has netted him an enviable reputa tion as a composer. ~ . His music ifk all written on a folk theme, and depicts quite ac curately the lives and customs of the early pioneers in Texas. Dr. Asbury writes all the melody to his work, but has to rely on the experience of more accomplished musicians for the harmony. Dr. Asbury has studied Texas 'bout 25 yea has published many irears, during history for about 25 which time he has P papers which have been invalu able to historiansi When asked why he didn’t pub lish textbooks on the subject he replied that he was a “searcher and not; a writer.’> History has be come a hobby with Kim and there are always aj few unsolved histori cal mysteries on hand. His presentation of the musi cal drama is somewhat unique in that it is actually never put on before an audience. ‘The en joyment in art is in its creation,” said Dr. Asbury, “and as soon as a production j is rehearsed to perfection it should be i discarded and a new one started.” In his drama the fact that there is no audience does not exclude the majority of people from seeing it. He intends to have everyone interested in the work participate in some capacity or other. The music being on a folk theme requires a large chorus and the number of people in this chorus may reach into the hundreds. Creation being the uppermost goal,, Dr. Asbury has designed his work so that everyone may par ticipate in its erection. He is mere ly composing the first one him self to get the idea across. Dr. Asbury has even designed an auditorium in which the work is to be rehearsed and the ;one complete drama performed.' It consists of eight stages, .all com plete in every detail, which slope downward toward the center where a conductor directs the entire work. Possibly the most unique thing of Dr. Asbury’s is his house. On first entering one is reminded general store which of the old boosted of everything from - horsecollars to rat hides. The only difference is that his col lection consists of just about! everything cultural that exists, i At one time his collection of books became so large that to keep from having to move out doors he; donated a large part of them to the college library, thereby start-; ing the Asbury Browsing Room. About 27 years ago Dr. Asbury went into the art business and pur chased a large number of repro ductions of famous paintings.; When the deal fell through an ' the companies from which he h» bought the paintings refused t take them back, he was _ left in somewhat of a mess. Rather than sell at a great log or give the paintings away he tool them home and put them all ove: the walls and ceilings. The amount of wall paper left in the entire house probably wouldn’t cover d book. In order to keep his notes and findings that he ran across whil studying Texas history he bull Urge cabinets which reach almos to the ceilihg. Each drawer ii labeled with a particular sectioi of the state, historic battle other crises. ' His collection of classical ords is one of the most compl in this part of the country contains in it some original rec- such great artists I'M ,“far and away the best book of memoirs by- a musician.” Bom in Budapest, Hungary in 1892, “Joska,” as he is called by his friends, wis taught first by his father, then placed under the guidance of the noted violinist and teacher, Jeno Hubay. Szigeti performed as a child prodigy in Hungary/Germany, and England. When Joska was 12 he was brought before Joachin, great* est violinist of the 19th century, who accompanied th|e boy at the piano,'as he performed the Beet- hoven Violin Cohceirto, then en thusiastically predicted a great future. For six years, he concertjzed in England. Then, touring Europe, he established himself as a major vir tuoso of the violin. After repeated tours, Szigeti ac cepted the professorship of violin GROVE SCHEDULE Wednesday, August 17—Juke box dance. 1 . ' • T 11 Thursday, August 18—Free movie, “call James Freshman Week Will Begin At Annex Sunday, September 11 Freshman Week for all students enrolling at A&M the first time and for students transferring less thai^ 16 hours of college credit will begin at the Annex at/lsp. nj., Sunday September 11, according to H. L. Heaton, registrar. Activities'-will begin with registraiton for housing on ^September; 11 and wUl\ corvtjnue Jackson tfa Teach Bibleat AMigh through registration on 1 Scptenv her IB. Regular classes for tMl freshmen will begin on ScZitem- H 20 - rp During the week the new stu dents will secure equipment>and : uniforms, take testa, and co'nault with college advisora. In the even ings cdllege officials will speak, and thfa students will participate prac- The Reverend James Jackson, pastor of the A&M Methodist church, has been selected by the College Station Ministerial;; AssO- in group singings and yell ciation to teach Bible in CJfansfali- tice. dated High School this fall.; Consolidated Biblie< classics fare offered every i other year. The Rev. Norman Anderson,’ Presbyterian pastor, and the Rev. Oran Helvey,: Episcopalian pastor, taught; thej classes in 1947-1948. T / Rev. Jackson ha? been; pastor of the A&M Methodist church for two and a half yearfa. / IT ' iilli ft-"*’* *L 4* II 'jJ- rffij Dr. Frank C, Bolton, president of the college; Tyree Li Bell, member of the A&M System board Of Idlrectors; W. Li Penberthy, dean of men; Colonel H. L. Boat- commandant; and Lt. Col. Y." is,- J but he hasn’t d on the history pioneer*; Asbury ary Is named in \ ii > 1 ■h L. Melcher, assistant to add; Iress the nei\ c< SSetfc . . the commandant, will new/jitjidents. Counseling will be conducted by Deans H. W. Barlow M. T. Har rington. Students will attend in- dividjal conferences later with college adyisors. The president’s reception will be held inj the Student Center at the Arjnex at 7 ;30 p.m., September 16, Lewis to Present Paper at UV Meet Job Inc cease !r Dr. R. D. Lewis, Director of the Texas Agriculture Experiment Station, is at Lake Su< < < hh today taking part in the 1 inked Nations Scientific Conferem e‘> on tjhe Con* servatiotn and Util zation of Re source*. He |is presenting! a paper en titled trined is presentins a paper er ‘‘Cropping Systqnt* for Sui Production/ 1 fSscwi ment. ft,; > ',V A ■ Uf. I : 17 UPl— r Tobin forecast use of a million the year and - *- uneroployJ ft. I. V •