The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 15, 1949, Image 1

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'' . S . ■ ■ r K - - i-t • j ■ • J Natioii’s Top Collegiate Dally NAS 1949 Survey § ■ • • ; \ ii . ■ .. i. < ■" ' - . > \ ! j The Battalion PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF A GREATER A&M COLLEGE j ^ Volume 49 A&MJournaljsts To Attend Dallas Newsmen’s Meet The Journalism Department and The Battalian anil both be repre sented at a 4-day convention of Sigma Delta Chi, professional jour nalism fraternity, which meets this week ; in Dallas. ( D. D. Burchard, head of depart-' ment, and E. A. Newsome will rep resent the Journalism Department. The Battalion representatives in clude co-editors Bill Billingsley and C. C. Munroe, Dave Coslett, feature editor, Clayton Selph, man aging editor, and George Charlton, member of the editorial board. Vic Lindley of the Bryan News will also attend. Theme of the thirtieth annua} gathering of the fraternity will be "Appraisal of Free and Respon sible Press." The meeting will bej held in the Baker Hotel. Discussions Scheduled Three panel discussions‘and more than a dozen talks by leaders in the profession on ethics, fights, and duties of journalism are scheduled. Wednesday, the members will regisier, and will tour The Dallaa ning News, the Daily Times Herald, Radio Station WFAA and Television Station KBTV. Texas Attorney General Price Daniel will welcome the group at its first business session at 9 a. m. Thursday. Ted Barrett of- The News, president of the Dallas chap ter 6f the fraternity, will introduce the national president. [tNeal Von Sooy, California editor and pub* lisher. Yj'.,- | I The president of The News, E, M. (Ted) Dealey, will speak at a Thursday luncheon, which will be followed by a forum on press ethics. Taking part in this discus sion will be Bernard J. Kilgore of the Wall Street Journal; Mason Rossiter Smith of the Gouverneur, N. Y., Tribune; and Professor* Floyd Arpan of Norwestern Uni versity. R. L. Norton, president of the Mercantile Bank in Dallas, will speak at a luncheon Friday. Editors to Talk Other speakers that day will in clude Oscar Stauffer, editor of Topeka, Kan., Journal; Joe T. Cook of the Mission, Texas, Times; A. Gayle Waldrop, director of the Col lege of Journalism University of .Colorado; Merrill Mueller, manager of the London office of the Nation al Broadcasting Company; Charles Campbell, director of the British Information Service in the United States; Miguel Lanr Duret, pub lisher of El Universal of Mexico City; and Frank Bartholomew of the United Press in San Francis co. Grove Patterson, editor iri chief of the Toledo, Ohio, Blade, will speak at the closing session Satur* day. Presentation of honor awards will be made at that time. mT.T.F.GE STATION (Aggidand), TEXAS TUESDAy, NOVEMBER 15, 1949 ■I ''I HK m Editor Speaks i To journalists Robert W. Akers, editor of the Beaumont Journal, will speak on “Responsible News paper Leadership” at a jour nalism assembly at 7:30 p. m. Tuesday in the YMCA Assembly Room, according to Donald D. Bur chard, - Journalism Department head. Akers is a prominent figure in East Texas journalism. Recognized as a crusading editor and one of the best thinkers in this part of the country, he also is known as aiY excellent speaker, Burchard said, i' , This assembly is part of the Journalism Department program of bringing important figures in the dommunications business to the campus. The meeting will be open to anyone interested, and all stu dents taking journalism are ex pected to attend, said Burchard. Powers Speaks Tonight at 8 Dr. LeRoy Powers will speak on “Some Contributions of Applied Genetics to Crop Improvements” in the Physics lecture room, at 8 p. in. to night. The lecture is sponsored by Sigma Xi and is open to the pub lic. Dr. Powers is presently a dis-, tinguished professor in genetics. He will give a series of lectures listed as a new course, Genetics 613. He is also consulting with staff members and graduate stu dents on basic research problems in cotton and on new improved techniques and is a member of Sig ma Xi. '.'to • V The speaker received his B. S. degree from Montana State Col lege, his' M. S. from Washington State College and his Ph. D. from ith^' University of; Minnesota. He has been associate professor of plant genetics at the University of Minnesota; senior geneticist of the USDA , horticultural field Station at Cheyenne, Wyoming; principal geneticist, head of plant breeding division of the USDA guayule re search project,. Salinas, Califor nia and plant breeder for Soreckels Sugar Company, Soreckels, Cali fornia. • In 1946, he became senior gene ticist and principal geneticist at the USDA Horticultural field sta tion at Cheyenne from which posi tion he is oh leave. Dr. Sylvia Cover is secretary- treasurer of Sigma Xi Club. HIST '■ y|rH Ip M wM*' M W f "That’s my husband" were the happy words of Mrs. Hugh M. Wallace Thursday night when Hugh Wallace was announced as one of the winners of a $300 Borden Company scholarships. Mrs. Wallace knew that Hugh had won the grant, but, until his name was called out In the Chemistry Lecture Room, Hugh did not. Missing from the picture is Julie Jeanette, young daughter of the Wallace’s but she Is reported just as pleased as her mother ap pears to be. • i Nation’s Engineering Schools Can Provide Atom Scientists Number 43 Russia Planning War By 1 Nyaradi Tells Guion Audienc * . : yr—;■-■■■-i ■vr. —(-♦ If we depend on Russia, jwar is inevitable, Nicholas tfj/ar- -a-v -m -w-a adi tokl a Guion Hall audience last evening. Giting ideological Dog and Pet Show ® Tonight in Pavilion The A&M Consolidated School’s tenth annual Dog and Pet Show will be held tonight in the Animal Husbandry Pavilion. In conjunction with the pet show, a community supper will be held for adults and children. Prepara tions for the affair have been made for a crowd of one thousand. The pet show is sponsored an nually by the Mothers and Dads Club of A&M Consolidated. Pro ceeds derived from tickets and food sales will be used for the benefit of the school. Admission to the show has been set as 25 cents for adults and 10 cents for children. Tickets will go on sale at 6 p. m. All pets belonging to children between the first and eighth grades are eligible to be entered in the show. Deadline for entering pets was 6:30 p. m. yesterday. No ele phants have .been entered; calves constitute the largest entry. The show will get underway with a parade of entries at 7 p. m. and the child showing the best de corated animal will be awarded a prize. Second event on the program will be the judging of pets. Ribbons will be awarded 1 for four places in each class of pita. Grooming and hand ling are the bases upon which all The nation’s engineering schools will probably be able to meet all the demands likely to be made on them with the development of the atomic power industry, Dr. Ken neth H. Kingdon, assistant direc tor of-the General Electric Re search Laboratory, declared re cently at a meeting of the Engin eering College Administrative Council of the American Society for Engineering Education. . | Dr. Kingdon, who heads the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory operated by the G-E Research Laboratory for the Atomic Energy Commission, said that the great majority of the technical people needed in the atomic power field in the future will require the same sort of training now being given in chemistry, physics, engineering and metallurgy. Perhaps, he added, not more than 10 per cent will .re quire more specialized knowledge of nuclear physics. Most of this will have to be ob tained on the job, rather than in the universities, he said, because security and expense considera tions will prevent colleges from in stalling- the experimental atomic reactors or ’’furnaces” and other equipment and materials needed for such training. Even a larger group than the 10 per cent with specialized know ledge In nuclear physics, Dr. King don said, will need practical know ledge on the handling of radioac tive materials in bulk. This group will consist of chemists, chemical engineers and health physicists, and their knowledge, too, will probably have to be obtained in the job. i • The G-E scientist stated that se curity regulations, concerning ac cess to the laboratory and the safe-guarding of confidential ma terials and decuments, have been less troublesome than originally anticipated. Dr. Kingdon wnnred the educa tors that' the men required for atomic energy development will be concerned with radically new deve lopments, and there will none of the type of engineering which con sists largely of looking up known information in the standard hand books. ‘‘Many of the men should be young," he declared, “with the fresh viewpoint enthusiasm char acteristic of youth. These should be leavened with a sprinkling of more experienced people to supply a background of mature engineering judgement. With a competent staff of this sort, and with the sub stantial financial backing which the government is giving to this enterprise, satisfactory progress should be made during the next few years." Team Hustled All the Way Seniors Last Corps Trip Best Yet> Battalion Moll on Weekend Proves BY C. C. MUNROE ; Did you catch up on your sleep /on the corps trip? One man did, be lieve it or not. Did you think the Aggies were well, received in Houston? The majority of students questioned in a Battalion poll yesterday thought they were. > What about the ball game the Aggies played ? Every one of the more than 100 men questioned on the poll thought the team turned in one of its best performance^ of the year. . But the team performance wap the only subject concerning the corps trip on which there was com plete agreement The shindig at the Shamrock, which was the private baby of the campus Houston A&M Club under president Gerald Monks, must have been one of the biggest successes of the weekend accord ing to comments given yesterda] Typical was Herb Frede'i mark “The party at the Shar was one of the best parties i I’ve been on since I came to A&M." Frede is a senior business Jnajor in D Flight Commenting on football, Frede said the team played a “damn good game". On the corps trip itself, “It was my last one, but it wgs [the. best" r “Doggy” McClure of A Infi try was another who the Houston corps trip finest he’d ever been on. Aa for the game, “It was the beat M ■ i' A Infan- thought was the the team has played this year." “Doggy" is a senior business major from Corpus Christi. ii An A Vet senior, Dick Wall, commented, “Rice has lots of pow er. Those boys Watson and Wil liams are all they’re cracked up to be, too.’ r On the Aggie performance, which Wall said was good, he singled out Max Greiner as ‘‘really putting on a good performance, as usual.” ‘‘We should have had yell prac tice," was the comment of A. P. Trevino, senior dairy husbandry major in C Troop. Trevino wak found in his room playing a guitar while several of the C Troop meii stood around singing. “Bucko” Wyler one of the loud est if not the best singer of the group in Trevino’s room said, “It was a terrific game, Liipp- man’s guide kick was'a real sur prise, the plays all clicked too.” “The party at the Shamrock was also good.” W; mander of the outfit, and is al bus- fyler said. He is com- iness major from El Paso. Over in the cadet reception cen ter (guard room to the uninitiated) the corporals of the guard both had comments on the game. R. F. Price, a pre-law major from D Field, said, “We had noth ing to be ashamed of. We made a few mistakes at the wrong time, but showed a lot of improvement dyer the first of the season.” ’' The' other corporal of the guard, Frank Manitsas who covered the game for The Battalion, said, “ was well pleased with the team." Regarding Houston, Manitzas said he thought the city showed the Aggies a good time. The tactical officer for yesterday, Captain Lester Stiles, pointed out that the team “was really hustling.” All in all,, he said is was a fine weekend with a good ball game. Ed Haines, senior business ma jor in B Vet, said he thought the Houston reception wasn't as “respectful" as it should have been. One exception he pointed out was the Empire Room at the Rice Hotel. "They really treated us fine there, and they didn’t up the price like a lot of other places did,” Haines said. He also commented that even without midnight yell practice the weekend turned mut fine. “Skip” Lewie, a senior civil en gineering major in C Flight, said he was proud of Houston and proud of the corps. “It was a tribute to the school that we showed up so well/ 1 Talking of the ball game, Lewie added, “The boys fought hard and that’s all that counts. They put out all they had." [ ' Another C. Flight cadet, Captain Lamar Walker, said he thought that the corps “impressed Houston with the parade. It was a mighty good game, tod.” he commented. Doyle Avant, cadet colonel of the corps, was stopped on his way to Dormitory 12. “I got more sleep this put weekend than x;. o' ‘ ;<•*# *&&& W : • Yv m : % 1 Hi® WM-J be judged. Each child is enter his own pet anksgiving turkey Will be given avtay at 8 p. m. Animals have been divided in the following classifications: Dogs— 1. Large, long-haired pure bred dogs (over 20 Um.) 2. Large, short-haired,^ pure bred dogs (under 20 lbs.) 3. Small, (long-haired), pure bred dogs (under 20 lbs.) 4. Small, short-haired, pure bred dogs (under 20 1m.) , [, 5. Large, long-haired, Heinz variety dogs (over 20 lb&) 7. Small, long-haired, Heinz- variety dogs (under 2(T lbs.) 8. Small, short-haired^ Heinz variety dogs (under 20 lbs.) 9. Special-dog tricks demon strated (dogs entered in classed 1-8 may also be entered .In this class.) 10. Cats; 11 Rabbits;. 12 Other pets (birds, fish, turtles, etc.; 13. Pets weighing over 200 pounds (Horses, ponies, calves, ele phants, etc.) ’ ii Mrs. Eugene Rush, president of the Mothers and Dads Club, and R. G. Perryman, general chairman of the dog and pet show, appointed the following members to their respective duties: Fred Brison, bus iness manager; Mrs. Virgil Ber nard, concessions; Dr. William D. Lumb, judge; Mrs. J. R. Couch, ticket sales; Gordon Gay, regi^- tration of pets; Col. Joe Davis and Sgt Alton French, public address syatam. Sam Cleveland, signs; “Nicky” Ponthieux, entertainment; “Ike” Dahlberg, pavilion and equipment; Margaret Rogers, ribbons; Mrs. A. L^Parrack, poster construction} — onald Burchard, publicity. anytime this year. The rest and relaxation was really fine." Avant had just come from a talk with the captain of an Aggie team which had beat Texas Uni versity twice in the same year, L. W. Hamilton, ’10. “Mr Hamilton was in the same dorm with General George F. Moore when he was a student here,” Avant said. “They were good friend’s.” When Hamilton was captain of the Aggie team they whipped Texas 13 to 0 at the beginning of the year and 5 to 0 later the same season. “The men on that team will be on the campus for the TU game next week,” Avant said. Those that can make it will be here for the bonfire, too, he added. Charlie Modisett, commander of Company A, ABA, said he missed not having yell practice. “Otherwise, It was » damn good weekend and a fine ball game." Bob Cox was officer of the day when the poll was taken was in the reception room. He said, “I thought the whole weekend was one of the best I have ever spent. It looks as if the team has ‘ar rived’. The dance at the Shamrock couldn’t have been better. The only thing we needed was more room.” Cox is a senior accounting maj or in Battery A, CAC. i „ George Harris, a senior business major in A Troop, said, “That Shamrock party was fine.” Com menting on the team, he said, “The (See CORPS TRIP, Page 4) Ivan B. Nevill B&A Students To Hear Nevill Ivan B. Nevill, purchasing agent for the Cameron Iron Works of Houston, will spfe&k to classes in Salesmanship and Sales Management Wed nesday and Thursday, according to Professor Ernest R, Bulow of the Business and Accounting De partment. Nevill wiH speak to each sec tion of Salesmanship and Sale* Management, Bulow stated, and his subject will be “From The Cus tomer's Viewpoint." A past president of the Houston Association of Purchasing Agents, Nevill Is now serving as u mem ber of the Local Education Com mittee of. that group and haa served one year aa chairman of the program committee. He was formerly purchasing agent and as sistant secretary for the Oil Center Tool Company of Houston. In 1943, Nevill was elected na tional director of the Purchasing Agents Association and this spring was appointed chairman of the education committee for District No. 2 of the National Association of Purchasing Agents for a three- year term. Bulow concluded by stating that all students interested in hearing Nevill talk were welcomed to at tend any of the Sales or Sales Management classes. Dinner Club Meets In Sbisa Tursday : V ! ' ' 5 , . The Employees Dinner Club will hold its first dinner of the season at 6:46 p. in. Thursday in Sbisa gait The club, which has been in exis tence for a number of years and meeting regularly since 1946, func tions to give system employees a chance to become better acquainted. It maintains no formal membership roster and assesses no dues. Tickets for the dinner Thursday are available at the Aggieland Inn, and must be purchased by noon, Wednesday. Corps Review S Set Tomorrow f The only full corps review of; the semester will be held We<£ ne^day afternoon on the j Main Drill Field, Herman Dietrich, corps operations officer, said today. , ] : ' | I Tfi Both the Maroon and the White bands will participate. Adjutant’s call is scheduled at 4:35 p. m. This will be the only corps review for the semester, Diet- erich said, because of the full schedule of weekend activities and the extended Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Colonel H. L.'Boatner, PMS- &T, and officials from Fourth Army headquarters will review the corps. e former Fi- ia plans for and preparedness bases for bis conclusion nance Minister of Hungary jauggested t war by the endof 1951. The basic theory of Marxism! as int^rp] down by Lenin says that war is inevitable. I she must lead the world revolution against non-communist imperialism,” Nyaradi saiil. Russian preparedness for;a future;war hap been delayed, v Y 2 ].—-V-f——*but hot: destroyed by American ;ted and laid ua feels that ipitalism and School Board Will Discuss .1 Text Dispute | Austin, Tex. Nov. 15, (/P) —The State Board of Educa tion meets today and may delve into Houston’s dispute over a civics textbook, j. --a; IJN The Houston school board on Oct. .25 voted tojmn the civics textbook "American Government" because Jt found a paragraph in the 1947 edition objectionable.! Board Member Ewing Werlinh said he feared, the paragraph might cause high school youngsters “to think socialism iand commun ism gcrad.” The textbook was written by Dr. Frank Magruder, retired Oregon 1 State history professor. The paragraph came from the .1947 revision of the book. Tlje paragraph is Ynot included in the 1945 version, also ih use iin high school here. Bik aimiliar material is included in a tpotnote. There was only one negative vote against banning the book. At the time Werlein said the\entire matter probably would be sailed at the Nov. 14 meeting of the^tate Text book Committee. Since the question cai new State Board; of E ha* been elected. It-haa- taken office, and whether thlf qld board will leave the problem' ;of what textbooks will or will not fye used to it is not known. jV The paragraph which offended the Houston School Board says: “The United States is called a capitalistic country, but it does not have pure capitalism. It has capitalism subject to increasing governmental control as ogr man ner of living becomes more com plex. The country is capitalistic with strong socialistic and even communistic trends. The postal sys tem, power projects, and progres sive taxes are bits of socialism; ajid public free education and old age assistance are examples of com munism ... to each according to his need." ' ' ! ' ; . . 'j i | '' 2 '• Magruder said the paragraph was intended “merely a« a philosophic definition of cqmmqnism ttnd soc ialism." The 1949 edition Of the book does not contain the paragraph: counter smasiires in Europe during the past; year. The Truman doc- kring^HurMarshgll Plan, the Ber lin air lift—these have given help j and encouragement to .millions of M Europeans, but the Russia;* plan for world domination has not been ; U seriously upXet, Nyaradi told the j; audiOnce; "I'M I'i'li By thp end! of; 1951 Russia plans I tT. to have'completed her (1) building up of satallite jinnies, (2) stock piling of raw materials to be used in the pext war], (3) coordination of the : industr|al economic five yea.r plans of hejr own and Her sat ellite natioiis, Nyaradi asserted. This time-table: was set without any plans Of outside assistance. American cancellation of the send- ; ing of; strategic raw materials, j. J machine topis,; and machines to > | Russia was anticipated, he Claimed. ‘ j ; -'Huge Army 1 ' ■ r 4 ■ i J Nyaradi }old! the group of the • USSR’k war potential -“Russia now ; has an armif ojf 5,000,000. She can i raise a combat! army of 14,000,000. j She can, in the event of war place j 10fc of her population under arms." - But manpdweif alone is not the : story jof Russia’s strength. “Her' industry, and Hhe industry she has: gained from sjatallite nations, can: equip that army. Not with fine sup-; plies like tjhe Americijn army has,; but With weapons tlmt gre crude! but work yery .effectively.” Russian naval preparedness re-: lies solely, on: modern submarines! patterned after German World! War II models. In fact, he said: German engilneers and scientist*! are *yorkifig with the Russians irt jj the develppmjent of all types of for balanced and responsible r the proMhttday i Hj ’ • 1.1 1 IT 1 V l y • " — . i 1 ' jj’ • ’ The rwpikt was unanimously rtfk- prdydll Iby th« chapter after dill, cuipilun add amendnkhts • were made, Brooks said. It wds prepared W. A. Wentworth, director of Public Relatione, and aec- fc feWtSte cimmitt™ « rden Foundation, apoke In Qulon Hall Thufe- i i m „ Tw|| «n by I’r it Hurtle tnt. wpr r Thf Russ doesj not elerni a«d equlpmeiu. ,, dart air force, he believe*!f possess a long range 1 / bomber other than models copied from wartime American B-29V ' See NYARADI, Page 4) T I New Curricula K Endorsed-Here A formal report recorpj- mending ^ broader curricula I i ; at A&M was approved Thurp- j day by the local chapter of the American Association of yniversity Professors. The report will 1 Prasident Frank C. S. Brooks, chapter aaijl todiy. | - • The primary objective of tl e recommendations contained in |bu report, Rrobks said, is “to^broadiju the curricula at this Institution n order W» better prepare submitted to olton, Melvin ice-president, Agriculture School Students Hear Wentworth on Controls W. A; Wentworth, director of Public Relttionn, u>< reUry of the Borden Foundation, epoke In Guion i*y morning on aoll oonaemtion and government control lot .ivS aplcultural producte, before the etudenta of the School 'of Brl Jn .fth a °»He. of .rich addre^, ^ agriculture to be held throughout JjV’ the year. Wentworth said that today’s graduates of agricultural colleges, such aa A&M, will be the leaders in the field of agriculture in years to come. When he was attending Iowa State College, neither he nor the other member^ ofj his class could visualize the change and ad vancement that was to come about in agriculture. » He said that there would be as great a change if not greater, in the next forty years as there has been in the past forty.; Soil Conservation “One of the most important things that agriculture, or the na tion, is confronted by, is the prob lem of soli conservation,” stated Wentworth. ; ' In Texas there is much room for the dairy industry atantially, and in this state, the demand for milk and milk products has exceeded the supply by a wide margin. One third of the milk consumed In Tex as is brought in from northern states, said Wentworth. Last Year’s production Last year, In the United States there was produced 115 billion pounds of milk, 36 billion pounds of live animals for pork and beef consumption, and 12 billion pounds of poultry and eggs. M "’I'Tf r f Jp... I * ,»• .t T , h / to develop sub- recent years In k- - !| 4 r i I Ii- £ •# "The Beet Saturday halftime this year for Band in the Land" pulls onto the Rice afternoon to give football fans Stadium gridiron ^ an unmatt-hahle formation was introduced y . 1