The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 02, 1949, Image 1

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Nation’s Top
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Pianist Borge To
Appear Tonigh t On
Guion Hall Stage
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Number 34
Houston Ex’s Chairman
For Talk With Senior "
Victor Borge, "Spike Jones of the
piano,” will appear in Guion Hall
tonight at 8. Borge is a renegade
classical pianist who intersperses
his serious music with humorous
twists and droll comments which
I convulse the audience.
In the eight years that Borge
has been in the United States, he
;has become a popular night club
star, radio performer, and con-
jcert artist. He appeared as guest
on the Bing Crosby show when he
[ |, first came to America, though he
could speak little English, and
proved so popular that he became
permenent feature of the show
for 64 weeks. During this period,
he managed to learn English well
enough to sehve as summer substi
tute fpr Fibber McGee and Molly.
Star In Denmark
Before coming
i\+ir£E lurna t Ha jjj
Victor Borge
to America,
Borge iwaa the highest-paid star
in Danmark, where he'was an es-
tablishjfd composer, pianist, author,
New Phi Kappa Phi Members
Initiated Here Monday Night
A college education is designed
to prepare a student for the first
situations which he encounters out
of college. The continual process of
education must prepare students
for future situations.
These were the remarks of Dr.
Frank Kerns to newly initiated
members of Phi Kappa Phi, nation
al honor society. Monday night.
Dr. Kerns, national president of
the society and dean of the Grad
uate School at Penn State, fot-
mally installed the A&M Chapter.
Twelve members of the A&M
System, including President F. C.
Bolton, and Dean of the College
M. T. Harrington, were initiated
along with 25 top seniors ' from
all branches of the college. Se
lection of ‘the 25 students was
made primarily upon their schol
astic standing.
Compliments Faculty
In complimenting the faculty
and administrative officers and
students, Dr. Kern said that about
85 per cent of the students have
all but a few of the requirements
needed to become fine leaders. The
other 15 per cent were the ones
who had all of the basic require*
merits of good leaders.
Emphasizing the need for a wfell
rounded student, he said that tecjh-
niea): training should be inter-
weaved with qualifying students
socially. He said that students
should not be given a "dose or
quota!’, of liberal arts, but they
(the students) should be given
what they really need to develop
the better qualities of citizenship.
DisciissCH Policies
Prior to Dr. Kern’s talk, pres
ident Bolton discussed the "Basic
Policies of the College,” and Dean
Harrington gave a brief history of
honor societies at A&M. i I
President Bolton said that' the
policy in force was similar to the
old philosophy of the college which
a^ked that students "conduct thefn-
eijlves as gftitlemen with due Re
gard to the rights of others.”
Dean Harrington, in his; talk,
said that Phi Kappa Phi would
be of great benefit "in helping
to achieve the purpose for which
our institution of higher learning
was founded and to help stimulate
mental achievement iri our students
by recognition though election to
membership.” Both Dean Harring
ton and President Bolton have en
couraged .the establishment of
scholarship honor societies at
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■ Ratio Determined ^
The (selection of the students was
determined by the enrollment <)f
students in the various schools <jif|
the college. The ratio called for
five students from the School of
Arts and Sciences, 13 from the
School! of Engineering, seven from
the Sdhobl of Agriculture, and one
from the School of Veterinary!
Faculty members who were iii-)
itiated included Howard W.! Bar-
low, F. C. Rkdton, M. T. Harring
ton, James D. Lindsay, T^F. Mayoj.
Ide Pi Trotter, W. H. %laplane;,
Walter W.'Varvel, Frederick W.
Jenson, Edmond C. Klipple, and
Chauncey B. Godbey.
Student members from the
School of Engineering are: Donald
E. Jarvis, Tom D. Reynolds, Rus
sell D. Brewington, Roy C. Gould,
Deonys H. Drozd, and Otto R.
Services Held For
L. P. Moore, Jr.
Second Lieutenant L. P. Moorej,
Jr., Cflass of ’49, was killed with
three other flyerp Sunday when two
training planes crashed in flight
at Sa(n Antonio,
Last year, Moore was a senior
range and-management major in
E Flight Air Force.
Attending the three o’clock fun
eral services this afternoon u,t
lagers, Tuxas, as pallbearers were
f. (I. Magruder, Jack Raley, Stan
ley Southworth, Bob Farrow, Weld
on Gardner, and Jimmy Burroughs.
Representatives from the. Mili
tary Science Department, a eolbr
guard, a buglen and a firing de
tail cjomposed of C. K. Landrum,
Bob Pierce, Joe Pate, Robert Con-
ine, Jack Shugart, Bill Mayo, and
Cliff ! McGowan were present for
the Services.
Other engineering students are
Read Johnson Jr., Arthur B. Pow
ell, William C. Myre, Kenneth W.
Smith, James L, Schultze, and
Richard G. Hutton. j
Hugh M. Wallace of College Sta
tion was the student from the
School- of Veterinary Medicine.
Students in the School of Agri*
culture are Richard F. Holland,
James G. Slayton, Thomas L. Pea
cock, Richard B. Greene, John A.
McKay, Lytle H. Blankenship, and
Harold F. Blitch.
Arts and sciences students in
eluded David J. Kreager Jr., Joe
H. Mullins, Frank W. Cushing,
Kenneth Bond, and Mack T. Nolen.
The newly elected officers of
the organization, all faculty mem
bers, are Robert M. Holcomb, pres
ident, J. F. Fudge, vice-president,
Dean 0. N. Shepardson, secretary,
and Paul J. Woods, journal cor
director, and comedian. When Deni-
mark was invaded, Borge was in
Sweden, mocking the demands
Germany had made on his small
country. The Nazis didn’t take
to bis brand of humor, and he left
for America "for his health."
Borge studied at the Royal Op
era of Copenhagen and won schol
arships to the Music Conservatory
of Copenhagen and the University
of Berlin. Tutored by European
masters, he soon became one of
the foremost artists of the con
cert stage. But he enjoyed satirizing
the concert pieces more than giv
ing straight classical programs.
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Playing a combination Borge-
Bach-Boogie program, the "Un-
meloncholy Dane” has always
played to standing-room-only au
diences on his tours of the country.
He also appears in television, on
the radio, and in night clpbs around
the country. Recently he was fea
tured at the Wedgewood Room of
the Waldorf-Astoria.
Not Town Hall Feature
Borge is appearing tonight as an
added attraction of the Guion Hall
season and Is not a Town Hall fea
ture. Tickets for his performance
are on sale in the Student Activ
ities Office ai|d can be obtained
at the box office before the show
begins. General admission is 70
cents and reserved seats are $1.20.
Curtain time is eight.
Pretty Lady Proves That
Smile Can Work Wonders
A pretty lady with a winning smile has proved that determina
tion to help out a Worthy cause can work wonders.
Her name is Pat Green, wife of Danny Green, A&M swimming
star. Employed as cashier at the Cave, Pat read an article in The
Battalian concerning a little boy in (Waco who was suffering from
abdominal cancer. She took matters into her own hands. Her purpose:
to raise money for the afflicted child. Bhe began her first drive at the
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She later extended the drive to the Campus Corner.
Her campaign soon proved successful; more than $100 had been
collected by Monday, and more was oh the way.
Those who know Mrs. Green can readily understand Just how she
has made such a favorable success out of her neighborly venture. Her
friendly smile and ’’howdy” to everyone are undoubtedly at the bot
tom of the mattrir. ; | {
As one student! summed it up, "she makes you feel good to givri.” t
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George Smith, chairman
corps trip committee, will m ?et on the c
the senior class’ yell practice committee.
This latest development' !
hold midnight yell practice in
of the
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pus today with 1
campaign to ;
Houston ;bef4re the A&M-Rice ;
♦game was announced last even- ■
ihg by Bbb Byington, class presi- •
dent j | f
Byingujm htftl a telephone con.- ‘
ter noon.
a past
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pnt of the Former
louston i ex, who is j
withjSmith yesterday rif- i.
udents Ass
ome to A&M.
or committed j T
He saifl he jras very anxious to
pppear before , the six-man group
hey jpade (theii 1 trip to
to di
iation, offered to i
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Beasley Laboratory, a $65,000
cotton research laboratory, will be
dedicated at A &' M tomorrow af
ternoon at 4.
Dr. P. V. Garden, head of the
Agricultural Research Adminis
tration of the U. S. Department of
Agriculture, will deliver the main
The Texas Agricultural Experi
ment Station has been officially
Carle Gives Three
to pla
he to
Aggieland I949’s
Arrive Tuesday
Next Tuesday, Nov. 8, |the long-
waited Aggieland 1949 will begin
reaching the student’s hands, Ro-
laqd Bing, manager of student pub
lications said today.
Now being bound by the bind
ery of the American Beauty Cov
er Company of Dallas, the bulk
of the annuals will reach College
Station early next week and be
distributed immediately, Bing said.
Fankie Carle and his nationally
known band will come to the cam
pus this weekend for three per
The Town Hall program will fea
ture Carle Friday night at at 8100
and Saturdayy evening at 7, he
will give a concert in Guion Hall
open to the public. Tickets will
be $1,00 for reserved seats and
70 cents for general admission.
Saturday, Carle will perform at
an All-College dahee from 9 to
12 p. m. The dance will be semi-
formal, and tickets will be $2.00,
stag or drag.
Carle will feature Marjorie
Hughels, his daughter and the band’s
star Vocalist. ^larjorie has recent
ly recovered from a serious ill
ness which forced her to leave the
band several months ago. v
While he was with Horace
Heidt’s orchestra, Carle did a
benefit show at an orphanage. The
children were entranced with his
charm and ability. Many came to
Carle asking how they could play
a piano like him. Carle asked one
particularly anxious little girl why
she wanted to play the piano like
her >hero. The tot thought for a
moment and then replied, "Well, it
sounds so nice. Not like an ordin
ary piano . . i. but almost as
though something magic were play
ing . . , almost like, well, like a
.-4 -» like a golden touchy” . i j.
Marjorie Hughes became her
father’s vocalist after he had re
fused to let her sing professionally.
She, unknown to her father, had
a recording made which was played
at an audition hqld by Carle. Carle,
not recognizing her voice, ordered
his managers to hire the singer
and the next nignt, Marjorie joined
the band.
Later she married the band’s
piano player, H)ughey Hughes.
Carle has a npw radio show en
titled “Carle Coipes Calling.” Some
of Marjorie’s Cqlumbia records in
clude “Oh, Whiat It Seemed To
Bfe,” “Roses In The Rain,” and
“Rumors Are Flying.” ..
designated as headquarters for cot-
tori genetics research for thri en
tire cotton belt. This laboratory,
named for u former A&>M student,
will provide facilities for much
of; the basic research, of the pro
jects in cotton genetics.
Killed in Action
i£jj. 0. Beasley, ’32, was killed in
action in Italy in 1943 when he
was 34 years old. He discovered
new methods of cotton genetics,
opening new fields in cotton breed-
"Despite the comparative Short
ness of his research career, there
is (widespread appreciation of the
grfeat contribution Beasley made
to (science and to the (improvement
of cottop,” Dr. R. D. Lewis, di
rector of the Texas Agricultural
Experiment Station, said. "Some
of.;the genetics stocks he produced
here have become the foundation of
new strains for the cotton belt.”
The regional cotton genetics re
search project to be' developed
here is financed largely by USDA
Research and Marketing Act funds.
The resident instruction program
already has attracted graduate
students as research assistants
from Missouri, Georgia, Mississ
ippi and Arizona, as well as Texas.
Outstanding scientists are to be
brought in for periods of from six
months to a year ag lectures with
the rating of distinguished profes-
The laboratory building houses
a genetics laboratory, a cytology
laboratory, a seed storage and gen
eral work room and a potting room.
The two greenhouses, with a total
of ;4,690 square feet of floor space,
wih make possible research on live
’cotion plants the year round.
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A $65,000 cotton research labor
atory In hln honor . .
Delay Foresee
On Aggieland
Water System
Schedule for Unit Commander
Pictures Announced by Woodall
(Beginning today regimental,
battalion, and company command-
era can have their full length pic-
tujres made for the military sec
tion of the Aggieland 1960, co
editor Jim Woodall has announced.
Tpe corps editor added that the
The schedule revealed by Wood-
all was as follows: >,
Nov. 2 through 8: 1st & 2nd. Regt.
Nov. 9 through 1.7: 3rd & 4th Regt.
Nov. 18 through 24: 5th & 6th Regt.
It is important that the unit
commanders have their pictures
uqiform for these pictures will be made during the designated period
nqmber one with boots and going b ecause there will be no opportunity
places . hat. for make-nns the annual en-ertitnr
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Frank F. Johnaon surveys his 48-plp«
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hand he holds the seven piece matched Purex
pipe set, top prtne for that division. Johnson Is
a married EE major from Bancor, Texas.
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for make-ups, the annual co-editor
Woodall said that the present
non-corps individual picture sche
dule will continue through the
twenty-fourth of this month, op
erating concurrently with the mil
itary commanders schedule. The
schedule below is for the non-corps
student pictures:
Nov. 2 & 8: L through Z
Nov. 4, 5, & 7: Make up for Jun
Nov. 8, 9, & 10: A through N
Nov. 11 & 12: Make-up for all
Nov. 14 & 15: O through Z.
Nov. 16,1.7,18, & 19: A through Z.
Nov. 21,22,23, & 24: All classes.
Non-corps seniors and graduate
students can have make-up pictures
made anytime in the period until
November 24, non-corps co-editor
Chuck Cabaniss stated.
Many students who have had
th^ir pictures made have failed to
call for their proofs and many who
have called for them have not re
turned them to the studio, Cabaniss
said. These failures of non-corps
students to decide quickly on their
desired proofs are holding up the
whole class section, he aadeo and
urged all students to act pomptly
in choosing their preferred proofs.
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Letter From the Reaper and Editor...
Reader Onstott and the co-pditor of the Battalion fin
ally got together yesterday aftepnoon.
. Jimmy Onstott and Bill Billingsley, who had been car
rying on a fend in the Battalian’s f’Letter’s” column for three
days met each other other for iihe first time.
They discovered that each of them had been wrong.
Billingsley realized he had beert too ma(d to think clearly
when he answered Onstott, and had read some things into
Onstott’s letter that weren’t really there.
Onstott figured that he, too, had been just as mad as
Billingsley and had said some things that on later inspection
didn’t sound like he had meant them.
After chewing the fat for a few minutes they concluded
that maybe t|he entire student body was making the same
mistake they had been making, j That, under the strain of
a full semester’s work, the frustration of a long football
drought, and the general turmoil of A&M’s change from war
to peace, everyone was too overwrought and prone to tell
off the guy next to him.
They found out that, although they couldn’t see it, they
had been blasting at each other with the same goal in inind
—to get the most relaxation possible out of a corps trip to
Houston, to do everything they could to beat Rice, and to
do nothing discrediting to the A&M College of Texas.
After they got it through their heads that they were
working for the same purpose and the same Aggieland, they
began making plans for the Rice corps trip.
They decided they would lean over backwards to give
the people of Houston a good impression of A&M when they
were in publip. Whatever the city father’s and Houston exes
decided on yell practice, they would accept cheerfully. They
Agreed to yel themselves hoarse f Saturday afternoon support
ing the Maroon and White—the fightin’est football team that
ever played its heart out on a gridiron.
Then at night they decided to go to the biggest Aggie
party they could find and hang one on to celebrate the Ag
gie’s win over Rice., \
We keep^saying “they”, bt^t we mean “we.” I’m writing
this, which is my racket, while Jim gives me the plans on
A&M’s proposed separate ^vater
system will be delayed fpr:spnu‘
time, according to T. R-. Spence,
supervisor of physical plants far!
the A&M System. The, first IwaUjr
4vell drilled between Bryan arid'
Bryan Field yielded water witjh;
very high minerjal content.
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Spence stated: Monday thgt itle;
location for thfc waterwell. field,
which was to Supply the collet el
with water after the present con
tract with Brygn expires :
March, will not be set until an-:
other test well is complete^. Th s!
second Well is being dug approx
imately on the : site of Bryt n
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Until adequate production : is; ei-j
tablished, the collecting reiervoin J
and water pipe line to the cari-i
pus cannot be located or construe H
ed. Therefore, no estimaU* as ;b
when A&M will! have its own writ sr
system can be made until a pri-i
ducing well with proper qurili ;y
water can be found, i jr j
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Original plans, authorized] by the
Board of Directors, May 14; crilli id
for drilling four veils at* fipst tvd
and one-half miles southwest >f
Bryan, with tjivo additional wells
added to the field later. Thp Lane*
Texas Company of Houston has tji#
l.'midnighl yell -practice before the|
j A&M-Ribe g«pc. , ]
Byington aisiepted Smith’s offer
'land a It ncheo t meeting was sche
duled at* Agjilclund Inn today at
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liyingtin Impressed
The ielilor fclass president, itf-j
! ter talk hg wl h Smith, saiiK to The:
I Battalion, "1 (• really Impressed:
me wltp his jincerlty and ougoir-:
ness to i help i »< with thiij problem;
of midnight (ell practice,”
Smith told.'Byington that hej
would contac f Mayor Oscar Hoi-
combe if Hoi 8ton and try to ar
range rin au< fence with the city
council for tl|tc senior yell prac
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He told Byi tgton, howpver, that,;
after pi elimimry investigation, hi
doubted if thelnieeting between thi
seniors and fflouston city father
could b<? scHeauled before Monda
or Tuesday ojp next week. s
At first tlj|s appeared to coni
flict with tht jexpressea desire of
"ihe senior cla| s that the yell praci-
tice committ ie meet with thp
Houston officials before the usuril I
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A&M corps tifp committee went t)
Houston. . |
Howcjver, Ik. Col. Joe E. Daviu,
who is on th| corps trip commr -
tee wl ich lejjrt this morning f( r
Houstoi, saiiJithat his committees
sole mission yss to make arrange
ments 'or thl : corps parade Satur
day morning of - the A&M-Rice
The questron of yell practice
will not be discussed, he said, v
Mem iers of the corps trip com
mittee which jvent to Houston with
bs; He
pns officer;
‘ “iblic
-t. 'Ool. M.
e Ayant, (colonel
DeLtdrich, corf
and £. C. MunV
information ol
contract for the first four (yells i|»ri
u low bid of $20,000 per wili.i l
Col Dtjvis
BPwder), Do
the cor|)s; H
roe, cqrps p
CommBteo Appointed
The lsix-ma|i committee which!
was apthori
Monday nigh
paign |for
was appoint
Tuesday mo:
In additiorf to, Byipgton,
members are , :ames H. "Red"
senior (yell h iider from B Troop;:
Jack Miller, jitudont senator from!
E Air' Force Bill Stoffregan, A-
Ord.; Jfohn 'faylorj C Troop; and:
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id by the Senior cl*
I to carry out its caih-i
fdnight yell practifcc:
by Byington eariy:
to Byipgton, ■ the j:
ames H. “Red" Duke, I;
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John Lj- Christensen', co-vice presi-, 1
ee SENIORS, Page
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derit of the se ijor class of B Tr
held ite first
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which is his specialty.
We both! had to swallow our pride a little, but we think
we’ve done iie right thing for ourselves and the college.
We’d like to see everybody else sit down for ten minutes,
alone in his own room, and think honestly to himself what
is best for himself and A&M Coll
Then golto Houston, act accordingly, and let’s all pu
team behind that Aggie team and beat the hell out of Ri
ut our
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BiU Billingsley
Jimmy Onstott
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An 18 year
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Signal Corps, entered
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Joe Pike, ol