The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 07, 1949, Image 1

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,r r '■ ' j_ ' Nation’s Top Collegiate Daily NAS 1949 Survey t! S' Volume 49 ——^— — M- Tommy Dorsey’s Band k L PUBLISHED IN\ WE INTEREST OF A GREATER ARM COLLEGE COLLEGE STATION (Aggidand), TEXAS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1949 It "' ercha^ged Aggies Spur Mustangs,! L-— U-i 1 L-.-s i ; i-4 ^ 7 T T — 1 1 BY BILL POTTS | . a host of others an injustice. Thei * I I > ; ! \ ..... . .. oatetandin r ,play. both on off^i '..■H' i i'■•■I Number Slated for Dance Tommy Domy and hin world ♦ 11 1 v • , l fumouH oiTlii'Htru will play for m ^ ' p 9 \,\ ■ a Itonfiit* dance In Sliiaa Hall from I s\4 I Here f ! » i} 4 I i >• a lionfiro dance In Shinn Hall (from W:!I0 to I2sll0 Wednenday, Novem- her 211. Confirmation of rumora on the campuri that Dorwoy wan to play here' were received thin morning from 0. (I. White, umdatant dean of atudentM fur umlvltlefl. Contract Hlgnlhg with Doraey was completed t h i h weekend, * a I d 1 White, an#'includes a concert in (itiion Hull -hefore the bonfire IlKhtlnff. The concert will he one hour long begliining at 0:lf> |p. m. Ticklrt Prlcea Tickets fot^ the concert will be . 70 cents for general admission and $1 for reserved seats. Dance tickets will sell for $2, stag or drag, White ,said. j Dorsey^ who is presently playing at Houston’s Shamrock Hotel, served hia apprenticeship in the , music htwiness with some of the biggest band names of recent years including Paul Whiteman, Rudy Valley, and Andre Kostel- ' anetz. : ' ■ i'! But big names haven’t jilways been Dorsey’s employers. Glenn Miller, Bob Crosby,,Ray McKinley, ! and Gene Kruppa ate a few recent top orchestra leaders who at one time played in his band. Other Big Names His orchestra has also served as incubator for a number of pop ular vocalists of which Frank Si natra is probably the best known. Dick 'HaymeSf Jo Stafford, Con nie Haines, and the Pied Pipers also served vocal apprenticeships with his orchestra. Strangely enough, Dorsey did not begin his musical career playing the trombone, which is his “trade mark” today. Thomas Dorsey, Sr„ who was himself an accomplished musician, started his son out on the trumpet. He played the trumpet! in his Pad's band until one night the regular trombonist didn’t show up. Young Dorsey was asked to fill in the trombone slot that night, and it huij been his first choice since. “All Star” Orchestra What would be called an “all star” orchestra today was; Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey's first “big time’’ hand. Besides the two Dor sey hoys leading, the orchestra featured Glenn Miller second trom bone, Roy McKinley at the drums and Boh Crosby as vocalist First big success for Tommy Dor sey’s own orchestra came after he had played a tour that carried him through Texas. Following the tour he was asked to fill in for Fred Waring who was taking a vacation from his regular broad- 'cast. , . „ i Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra were on the road to real success after that appearance, ^ot long afterwards, he produced two of His most popular recordings, “Marie” and “Song of India.” Plays Classic Too Mastery of the trombone has aU ways been Dorsey’s outstanding tal ent and though few realize it, he has recorded classical trombone solos for Victor records. Besides the recordings, he has performed as trombone soloist for the Janssen Symphony of Los Angeles and for D£ Fritz Reiner’s Pittsburgh Sym- phony. . /. ’ ( ^ . Waco Firm to Build Huge Bear Stadium AUSTIN, Tex.-r-Directors of the Baylor Stadium Corporation here today awarded the contract for a 40,000 seat football stadium' for Baylor University in Waco to the Swigert Construction Company.of Waco at a cost of $990,428. The Swigert firm also was awarded the site Improvement con tract for $186,760 and tjie plumb ing contract for $62,766. ; f ^ Award of thd electrical contract was deferred to a later date. There r wore 12 bids ioffered on the general contract. Presiding at the meeting, was Robert B. Dupree, president of the Firat National Bank of Waco and chairman of the Baylor Stadium Corporation. Dr. W*. R. White, president of Baylor University and six mfjn- bors of the Baylor board of trus tees met with the directors. When completed, the structure is estimated to cost about one and a half million dollars. It is due to be completed in Fime for the open ing-of the 1950 season. ■ *'" ' <• —— Tl T >1 Tromp of Triumph Bulges Sbisa At Saturday All-College Dance BY DAVE (08LETT! |knd the regular Tassle contingent i , i made Up the list of bird-dog tar* Sbisa Hull felt the tread of gets for tha night, many feet (Saturday nighjt las Frankie Carle set the cadence for this year’s seejmd All-College dance. Smiling faces and weary bodies packed the scene of action td over flow. Scores of “victory-Kappy” Aggies, mixed with a bounty of beautiful women unmatched since last year’s Military Ball. The female constituents <j>f the crowd seemed to have come| from every locale to help celebn.te an event a bit unfamiliar in these parts. [ ! • Career-girls from near-by cities; co-eds from TU, SMU, TClf, Sam Houston State Teacher’s College, and other campuses; high |school lovelies from throughout the} state; Students Rate Big Share Of Exchange Net By L. O. TIEDT | The Exchange Store Advis ory Board, in a meeting Fri day afternoon, voted td allo cate 50fr, or. $37,306.23, of the annual 1948-49 profit of the Exchange Store to |«tudent welfare. ! j '• : ji i | ' Of this amount, the board) voted to recommend that 25%, cjl- $18,- 653.12, be given to the Memorial Student Center for use ds part of the Memorial Student i Center operating fund, The board further recom|nendcd that $3,000 of the remaining $18,- 853.12 be allocated to the band to defray the coat of band jawnrds and trips.. In the same imotlon, board member* Voted $H00O to the' Library for the purchasing Of reading material that cannot be bought with funds reserved for purchasing technical material! The remaining $14,653.12 was Voted to the Student Life Committee to be used, as the committee ^aw fit, for student welfare and recreation. Building Repairs i The other 50%, of the tojtal pro fit will be used to make build ing repairs on the Exchange Store. Subsoil under the building lis shift ing and the roof over thei one- story portion leaks. Due to the shifting of the subsoil, one of the Outer walls, the floor, und the partition wall inside the building are cracking. Profits; for the 1948-45 period are greater than they were in the 1947-48 school year. The :;8,930.93 increase ip due to a greater vol ume of business handled di ring the latter period. ! Duties of the Exchange Store Advisory Board are to advise and counsel the store managjer, con veying to him the criticisrps, ideas, and wishes of the masses, The board also serves to work with and advise the management, to of fer constructive criticism and to receive, review, and investigate complaintp, protests, claims and charges of the exchange ktore. Members of the board ape W. H. Holzmann, F. W. Jenson} Ernest Langford, C. G. White, J. [j; Wool- ket, and Tom Calhoun. | Other .members are jFranklin Cleland, Samuel Fox, Lloiyd Man- jeot, Albert Pavey, William F. Thompson, and J. C. Miller, who Was not present at the mating. ; Another meeting will j be held by the board on Monday! Decem ber 12, to discuss the operation Of the Exchange Store, Chairman of the board Holzmann jsaid. Local KiwanisjClub Presents Quartet j The Rev. Lee C. Phillip, Collei Minister of Prairie View} Agricul tural and Mechanical College, and the Negro Male Quartet ffom Prai rie View A&M College, w the College Station Ki 1 On the' hand-stand, Carle en slaved the Ivories Into producing what was extremely duneeable music. A loose circle of his ad mirers sectioned the already crowd ed floor into two parts. Head, shoulder, and shin guards could Well hiave been in prder. Carle was fresh from a one- hour skit in Guion Hall where he gave non-Town Hall goers an ab breviated version of his Friday night performance. As the. clock struck 12, the bird- dogs again turned to pumpkin- heads and slunk wearily home. Bet ter situated Aggies went in quest of livelier circles and \the Carle ag gregation hobbled td their luxuri ous suite in the Navasota Hotel to rest for a Sunday jaunt to Cow- Town. Owl Grid Ducats On Sale Tuesday Student and date tickets for the Rice-A&M game go on sale Tuesday morning at 8 in the YMCA lobby. Student tickets will cost $1.20, date tickets $.3.60. Persons pur chasing date tickets will be allowed to do so only after they ' have bought a student ticket according to Howard Nelson of the Athletic Department. The! ticket booths in the YMt’Ajwill remain open from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. Beauties, Broyles Benefit ABC Ball BY GEORGE CHARLTON Pastel formal*, serge uniform!, beautiful dates, and maroon and white decorations instigated a colorful atmosphere us the ABC Ball got!< underway at 9 Friday night. Climax of the evening was the selection and presentation of pre tty, bruniette Pat Andrew! of Cor sicana ABC Bull Sweetheart, Chosen from five other comely finalslMtij, Put wus overwhelmed by her selection. On receiving u huge orchid carnage from the three regi ments, presented by Curley Broyles Put thifew her arms uround the neck of the bandmaster. Curly! was duly impressed taking back the orchids and presenting them i ojnee more. She showed her appreciation again. Pat’s escort was Bill Price, jun ior in the bund. Dixieland Jive Before the presentation, mem bers of jthe orchestra took off mus ically on two selections of jazz a la dixieland. The result was a gal loping beat reminiscent of New Orleans and more particularly Pat Andrews, of Corsicana, was chosen sweetheart of the ABC Ball Friday night. Bourbon Street honky tonks. Around the walls of SbUu hung huge cartoon muraU depicting out fit! in the three regimente. Above the dancers’ heads hung long pa per mjache streamers in the out fits’ cblors At 11:30 stags and drag* left Hblsa for midnight yell practice. Humping side by side were Aggies In serge, khukl, pinks, fatigues, and blue Jeans; dates, some in colorful evening gowns and some In hobby sox. After Yell Practice After yell practice the dunce wus underway again. Many cadets und their dates the first thing on entering Sbisa sped to cool glasses of water and cokes set up on tables beside the bund stand. Forty-five minutes of humping had not dampened their spirits. Once again they careened around the floor. Birdogs had returned also. Birddogs were in plenty in the side lines. And, as usual, they visually singled out every girl present giving her a complete cov- ering-ever-detail glance. Follow ing some sort of precedent in stituted by reporters on dances, the cadet covering the ball was also op the sidelines trying to ob serve each detail for story mater ial. ' A cuddlesome-looking brown- ette monopolized his vision and, as you may see, impaired uncertain damage on his details of the dance. Dance Ends At One Ending at one to strains of the Aggie War Hymn, everyone present folded up his tent like and Arab and stole away, but not silently, to his car. The dance had been a success. As one cadet commented on the affair, “I swear I could bring Dracufa’s daughter down here and still couldn't dance with her more than two steps.” The consencus of opinion along the sidlines was summed up by another cadet, a birddog, when he comment, “Ohhh, all those women!” BY BILL POTTS A thirty yard scoring drive in the waning minutes ol' the fourth quarter, climaxed by Billy Tid well’s nine yard scoring jaunt 1 and Buddy Snaeffer's conversion, gave the underdog Texas Aggies a 27-27 tie with the defending eh«m? pioh SMU Mustangs on Kyle Field Saturday afternoon. Tidwell's TD, which came with two minutes and ten seconds ra il maining in the game, was the ell mak of one of the wildest scoring sprees ever staged on Kyle Field. Smith Standout The man of the hour was Bruii- who led the Ag- defeat column In h’ Boh Smith; who led the A gl«H out of thd ilefw , . conference competition for the flrit time this season. The 195 pound fill back from Houston, who leads the confer- cnce In rushing scored three of the Aggies’ touchdowns and almoet cinched the fullback slot bn the mythical 1949 all-conference team with his terrific runb. In 23 carries Bruisin' Bob totaled 175 yards and a lot of that yard age was made with two,three, and four Mustang would-be tackier* hanging on his Shoulders and legs. Smith was the Ag^ie attack for the day. But assisting him greatly were a lot of other Aggies who have never looked better all season, j; Hick Gardemal, sophomore quar terback from Port Arthur, who un til Saturday had seen only off and on (service at the man-under spot, called every play. His ball handling Saturday could not be criticized—it was superb. He also had a .500 average with his tosses completing four oiit of the eight he attempted. To point out one man on the Ag gie forward wall would be doing Winner Gets Sportsmanship Trophy in 1951 Cotton Bowl 'i? i program Tuesday, November 8, at noon in.Sbisa Hall. ‘Subject of the Rev. Ph lip’s talk ill “Social Sensitivity.” gram is being presentei Kiwanis Club Inter-Racia tee. L'it'd '.k'- I’ * i \ im i mi- present nis club m The pro- I by the Commlt- 1 The Southwest Conference Sportsmanship trophy will be awarded to the winning school at a half-time ceremony during the Cotton Bowl game in 1951. This decision was made Saturday afternoon in a meeting of the SWC Sportsmanship Committee at Rice Institute, in which representatives from the seven conference schools discqssbd common problems of sportsmanship enforcement and promotion. Membership of the committee is made up Of one representative from the Student government, yell staff, Death Comes to S. R. Whittaker S. R. Whittaker, father of Aggie co-captain Wray Whit taker, died of a. heart attack in his son’s apartment only thirty minutes after the final gun was fired at the game Satur day. Mr. and Mrs. Whittaker had traveled from their home in Hous ton to witness the football game and to visit with Wray and his wife. The elder Whittaker had complained of not feeling well during the game, but because of the ibrilliant playing of the Aggies, he had decided tej stay on to the game's completion. Death came af ter he had reached his son’s apart ment at 4:45 p. m. Head football coach Harry Stite- ler told the Battalion and the sen ior members of the football squad . „ . ... planned to attend the funeral F ^ C ?;.I he _ dn11 which was held at 4 p. m. today In the Woodland Preebyterlan ChUrch In Houston. Employed as a clerk for the Humble Oil and Refining Co., the elder Whittaker had lived tn Hous ton for 38 years. Survivors of the 59 year old de ceased Houstonian include a daughter ,Mra. C.! R. Hlrschfield of Hoiiston; three sisters, Mrs. Char les Musgrove and MrerB. Rowell pf Houston, and Mrs. Fred Runkle of Pleasant Hill, 111.; three broth ers, Jesse and John Whittaker of Houston, and Pat Whittaker of Huntsville. and newspaper of each of the SWC schools. ' Committeemen from A&M were Keith Allsup, president of the stu dent senate; senior yell leaders Glenn Kothman and Red Duke, and Battalion co-editor Bill Billingsley. Another action cf the committee was the adoption of a policy for yell leaders to join in leading spec tators in singing the National An them at each conference game. An individual conference yell, to be given by the combined student bod ies of the competing schools, was discussed and a committee of yell leaders from several of thee schools was appointed to draft a yell for that purpose. Reports from each of the con ference schools on its accomplish ments and problems in sportsman ship were heard by the committee. Problems discussed were the opera tion of jpformation booths for visiting spectators, welcoming vis iting teams on the campuses, func tions of welcoming committees to schools prior to each game, stu dent nevrspaper publicity on the entire program, and correspon dence between the sportsmanship groups of the schools. Presentation Date and defense', was great. They were not to hie denied. Time arid time again, they stopped the speedy SMU backs far short of the yard age that they ate accustomed tq making. Aggies Never Ahead , V j i . I j [i The Aggies, who were hev0r ahead, fought back each time {hey gained possession of the bull. The Mustangs clearly won the first half, making 20 points to : th« Farmer's *ix, but in the setend half, It was u different story. The fighting Farmers came hack with u savage attack and scored two TD’* in the third quArter to make It 20-20. Then Kyle Rote retukhsil L Game At a Glance I i/r A&M m j | , AM II 13 First downs ; lf» 272 Net yds. gklned rush ; 194 H Forward pastes attempt, j; 12 4 Forward paste* completed 6 63 Yards forward* passing : 92 0 Forwards intercepted by 0 35 Punting; averagh i 46 436 Tot. yds., kicks returned} 149 2 Opponents fumbles recovered 1 54 Yards lost by penalties j! <51 ■f Dick Scott's kickoff 100 yar^s to giin tite- put his team out in front again Stite- but that didn’t phase the lermen. Still trying, they at last made it after Dick Scott recovered Poak Walker's fumble: in the last few minutes of the game. If r j SMU scored the first time it got possession of the balLj StartitW from their own 22 after Scott had kicked off, Blakely, Rote, Walker, Johnny Champion, and Dick! Mc+ Kissack alternately banged away at the Aggie line until Walker took it through his right guard from the A&M three. , i j 7' \ -I i I- ■ ! 44-ff host of others art injustice. Tkcip Walker’s touchdown climaxed a itstandingvplay, both oh offense drive of 78 yards and copsurped seven arid one half 'minutes, of the ' | first stanza. His try ’for point 'i ,WflS ‘ SMU’* Sulliva(n then kicked off to Glenri Lippmgnion the A&M 12. Lippmah handed dff to Billy Tid well, wpo took it all the way buck to the Pony 43.; r, From that point Lippmap, Roy alty, (iwl Tidwell each lugged the pighide oncf*. Llppman jg° l H * x * for one, then Tld- loosu around lift shed out of hounds 1! Royalty carrlei ill wl well Whipped end #nil was pi 1 on the SMU If yard line. Smith Scores Bob! Smith ti»ok over und In jfco tries, carried for M yards unirvke first touehdovi'hj that the > Aggies L 1 W«KyIt-Field this It have scored year, ! ' Shaeffer’s wide,. | The Mustang’s second I ry for |h>Ii> was changed hands twice. counter i .i mil laid came; In the early minute^ <*f ihe. quarter afU ngetf / Starting oit their own 24, the ^ ' 'I lidte and; fullback Dick Me- ! J. / See AG LINE'MEN, age 8) od of voting for the winner of the^, award, the committee decided. Per sons having votes and the basic procedure for filing the ballots will remain the same, the group said in its minutes, but when the change is made, two groups of votes must be collected rather than one. Instead of the old style of voting once just prior for the SWC track meet, when the trophy has been presented and will be presented again this year, a spring and fall ballot must now be taken to make the selection on a calendar-year basis. Chief arguments for the motion to change the presentation date, which was moved by A&M’s Keith Allsup, was that the attendant pub licity grained from the Cotton Bowl presentation would better spread the principles of sports manship through the conference. Opposition to the date change was that football was being over-em phasized and the extra ballot would create an excess of work for the overburdened committee’s secretarial force. Changing the presentation date of the trophy to the Cotton Bowl game will necessitate a new meth- Regiment Has Added Touch f ! i j l * TIME: The recent past field OCCASION: Practice review of the Sixth Regiment AtTlON: Adjutant read to the opinion on campus happenings to regiment the orders of the day then tt tommon clearing office where nrnnikVstsJ tn ni'floa* thn hnnit tn anmwi ^ in i. _ ... i Plans Discussed During a late intermission of its session, the sportsmanship com mittee split into three groups of representatives of school papers, governments, and yell staffs for the discussion of mutual problems. The yell leaders discussed the merits of an all-conference yell and made khe recommendations which let to the action on yell when the committee reconvened. Plans were worked out in the editor’s meeting for a weekly newsletter of comment by the var ious editors on ^ampus and con- may purchase the remaining Ponif* marched 76 yards In 12 plays for the Tp Rote and full Kissack alternately went through and around the Aggie line and Walker tosspd four pastes, com* ; pieting them all. Walker's last ' toss; Went for 2ft yards to Rote, : who, was pi)ed qp on the Aggie | four. Then the All-Amencap slip- ■ ped through left tackle! for the : scroe. He also converted, making : itheiscore 14( to 6. j ' : ; SMU’s third score canje with only ■ two minutesi and-5ft seconds left in j the half. • J, < -The Aggids had been pushed back j to their one yard line by a pen- j alty for illegal use of the hands. Yale Lary Was rushed baldly while > \'(p 4 y kl jock naiiiaay \iai. Pony! end Ben Whi futilely reaches for the Cadet fullback as Bruisin' Bob Smith scores the second touchdown in i Saturday’s Kyle Field clash. Smith, who sparked the successful Maroon offensiverefforts,! mainder of the players struggle on the tallied despite the restraining arm of SMU guard The Aggies won VfA ~~ —— 1 —1 1 *t——iT;; ■’ i 1 ;— -to-27. A&M-TU Date Ducat Sale Set ference issues. Each editor is to send a short summary of his prepared to order the band to sound retreat. ~ ' “ Sound off” he roared. In the far off distance, before the band could play, a lonely jackass lifted its head high and let loose with a mighty bray. The timing was perfect. A ripple of laughter passed through the en tire regiment. Even the regimental commander smiled before the band took up where the jackass left off. the comments will be edited and sent out to ekeh of the seven schools. The editing duty is to re volve monthly through the schools. Luncheon for the entire com mittee was held in The College Inn, with the Rice delegation as hosts. The session was presided over by Ben Hammond, of Rice, chair man of the committee . Billie Louise Luckett is secretary. Date tickets for the Texas U.- A&M game on Thanksgiving will go on sale beginning November 14, according to Jimmy Magruder, stu dent senator supervising distribu tion of the tickets. Three fourths of the 1,500 tickets alloted to the student body will go to the cadet corps, Magruder said. Juniors and seniors may purchase tickets through the commander of their respective units on the 14th, with a deadline for sales at 1 p. m. AH non-corps tickets (the re maining one fourth) will go on sale ; November 15, contributing through the following day. They may be purchased, said Magruder, at a booth in the YMCA. . ‘ AIho on November 15 and 16, corps sophomores and freshmen tow kets, mother first-come, first-served booth in the YMCA Any remaining tickets will be placed on sale, Thursday, Novem ber 17, for anyone who wishes to purchase them, said Magruder. te (86) the re- ground. Survey Discloses Real Intentions Of College Girls !* What is the most mysterious prenomenom of the universe—the thing about which the more man learns the less he seems tq under stand ? 1 j -. }T . The answer to that question is a simple five-letter word-fwomen. Realizing that the studeifit read ers of our paper have sqirheyvhat more than a passing interest in that particular subject, The Batt alion has undertaken the task! Of trying to find out something about females—college females in parti cular. l \ t it. Hi f This last summer a Battalion reporter, Roger Coslett, attended summer school at a co-edUcational college. Being a journalist .at heart, he decided to sacrifice himself for the interest of newiftaiera.. He conducted a poll. 4 ' i . r' ' ';s. ; •• : . > n. i "• i : ;' - ! i ' Captain of 1910 Aggie 9rid Team at Game Louie A. Hamilton, taptin of the 1910 Aggie football team, attend ed the SMU-A&M game Saturday. Hamilton is visiting his sister, Mrs. E. J. Hunt of Hillsboro. ;; girls go to college. Ft years, there hae been ErtMlaiSi mi cation. ; , ] 'j • readers The poll was taken on the Northwestern University! beMi in Evanston, Illinois. The selectees were all Northwestern students. rFIiff i i •; iK Each of the girls was askei answer tl|ree questions. The firs wjas “What would you think of at tending ah all girl’s college?” j Question number two should b: of particular interest to Aggief, It read, ‘Do yau have ample bp. pfortunity while in college to taaki i acquaintances of the opposite sex What is your opinion of collegk men? Do; you have a date prefer, qnCe between college qnd non-col lege men?” The third and fikal question jra* to the point. Here the fe males were Asked “Why did you g< to college?” The answers to all these ques tions and the over-all results of Uie poll will run in this week's paper us a five-story series, be ginning on the back page of this I issue. rtinent information will l4l in each oj k^.AII pe -included with the talk hi Re to send on the him i aden the storiei i single exception of namen resse* of victims. Thesi fused to divulge. Interes may, of course^ bo able out of even that. are especially invi in personkl observati lubject. ; V L ill' •