The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 13, 1949, Image 1

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: : t f ■ . • .f V. 1 - V' .’J 1 r-'''x-l Volume 49 City Of College Station OfficiafNi Band to Lead Lufkin ‘Parade Of Industry’ The Aggie Band will lead Lufkin’s Parade of Industry”, Wednesday. The parade is be ing held in honor of Ernest L. Kurth who was recently , elected “the South’s Man of the Year for 1949.” , Numerous dignitaries from the state and national scenes will also be in the parade. . i A)1 arrangements for transpor tation of the band are being hand led by the sponsors of the parade, according to Lt. Col. E. V. Adams, director. Busses ‘will carry the group to and from Lufkin . Preceding the parade, the band will be feted with a luncheon at the Lufkin Country Club. The 64-year-old Kurth, civic and industrial leader, is to be honored by what will be one of the largest testimonials held in the state’s history, Adams said. The celebra tion will start early Wednesday with an open-house at the Ange lina County Industrial Plants fol lowed by the parade in the after noon. Texas’ elder statesman, Senator Tom-Connally, Governor Allan Shivers, Former Governor W. P. Hobby, Jesse Jones, add Sam Ray- - bum will be among those present at a ; dinner to be held at the high sehooL gymnasium. Connally will make the keynote address. : Metropolitan Opera Star, Mona Paulee will be present at the din ner to sing. She has recently con- clude<Hr tour of Routh America. A highlight of the banquet will be the . presentation of two awards. One, the Dixie BusinesH Magazine award naming Kurth the “man-of- the-yenr”. The other award will be by the Texas Manufacturers Asso ciation which will present him with n certificate of merit as the ‘Industrialist of the Year’, j T •Jr ”, t rf COLLEGE Station <A*gieiaod), Texas Tuesday, December 13,1949 New Curricula Rates Approval The curriculum in geologi cal engineering has been ac credited by the Engineer’s Council for Professional De velopment, S. A. Lynch, head of the Department of Geology, announced today. s \ \j This curriculum is one bf three in the Geology Department and was-activitated in September, 1947, when the department was trans ferred to the School of Engineering. The Engineering Council was or ganized in 1932 by seven engin eering bodies to enhance the pro fessional status of the I engineer by coordinating and promoting higher professional standards of education and practice. The coun cil formulates criteria for colleges of engineering which will insure to their graduates a sound educa tional foundation for the practice of engineering. The council was represented by an-inspection committee, with Dr. Eugene A- Stephenson, University of Kentucky, in charge. r ■ !'■ i 4-4— - Ag Cagers Take Initial 1949-5 "WWTT9 i/iO 1 > ^¥7 T•'! 1 1 * ,U y* A Win, Submerge Wildcats 66-4 BY HAROLD GANN A&M rebounded from four de feats to notch its first victory of the 1949-50 campaign on the hard woods of DeWare Field House Monday night after, subduing a rugged Abilene Christian quintet, 66-45, before some 1,900 fans. The same teams will again meet tonight with the first tip-off at 8 p. m. Students whose names start with N through Z will have first priority tq seats, and judging by Monday’s attendance, many of the rest of the student body will be able to gain seats, too. ! The 66 points scored by the Ca dets last night were the highest assembled by A&M in 17 games. Jewell McDowell, 5’9” playmaker from Amrillo, sparked the Cadets with 15 counters to take high point honors. John DeWitt and “Buddy” Davis each collected 13 while Dee Nutt, stalwart Wildcat guard, was held to 12 tallies after collecting 3 during the 1st. half. Previous to this game, Nutt and McDowell had meshed 54 points Holding the trophies they won in the recent Chicago competition are the members bf the top all-around A&M poultry judging team which out-pointed 16 other college teams at the meet. Left to right are team coach E. D. Parnell, - ~ aggins, ” B. H. Doran. G. O. Scroggins, R. Barrett, B. M. Mayfield, and Plato on Profanity . . Letters to Solved by Rice Invites A&M To New Year 's Ball Set Tomorrow Editor Dilemma Local Expert 9 BY W. K. COLVILLE Since the Editorial Board of this rag has been playing ring around the prosey with dictionaried dun derheads whose brains are self- confessedly soaking in lean mix tures of pride and preju-juices, there has been a severe slump on the grade-graph. In other words, Letters to *the Editors, letters to Letters to the Editors, and Editorial Comments are causing drastic changes in our scholastic ranges. In more other words, Aggies, in stead of writing Mama for money, Daddy for doles, and Mary Jane to see if everything is OK, are writing letters to the Editor^ Consequently, the long comes not from home, and studen are finding difficulty the Profs. In shprt, quite a few are flunk ing. The situation is alarming, desperate, atrocious, chaotic, and frightfully annoying. However, Plato P. Platitude of our own Batt staff has workei out a solution. Plato P. has de vised Letter to the Editor forms which a. student, in order to save time, can merely slip in an env< - lope and send, according to h ? mood or madness. \ The radical “A” Form is headed YOU STINK 1, . and contains vari ous sentences with innuendos verf i ing on the obscene. This form s the literary glove-to-the-cheek, ard ends with space at the bottom f< r name, class, and room number 1o be printed in capital letters. In addition to this form, you receive a Little Gem Elbow-length Rubber Glove for sanitary, sale mudslinging. More conservative in its texi is the “B” Form letter head SAM to Hear Industrial if.tuSE Expert’s Talk In bribini' IT. •’Ef ... • f Library Named In Honor of Bizzell Dr. W. B. Bizzell, president of A&M from 1914 until 1925, will be honored at the University of Oklahoma Wednesday afternoon when OU s library is dedicated In hi* memory. 'I:. j Dr. Biszril wan president of the Sooner state university from 1925 until 1941 when he became preel- dent emeritus of OU and chairman of the sociology department. He died in *1944. A portrait of the educator and n 20-foot limestone monument fac ing the memorial library will be unveiled. There will be tributes by members of the university’s board of regents and by William B. Bizzell II, New Orleans, grandson of the former A&M and OU presi dent. The grandson will unveil the statue. i* ' ; f The 350,000 volume library was one of Dr. Bizzel’s main projects for Oklahoma University. Its main reading room is only slightly^ smal ler than the reading room in the Library of Congress. Dr. Bizzell’e career as a school administrator began in Montgom ery, Texas, where he was super intendent for a short time. From 1900 until 1910 he was superin tendent at Navasota before ac cepting the presidency of TSCW. He remained at TSCW for four years before he was named presi dent of A&M. Hih appointment aa president of the University of Ok lahoma came in .1925, and he was connected with that school until his death. The scholarly administrator held seven degrees, including a Doctor of Philosophy from Columbia Ur Versity.) During the years he ac quired a personal library of 14,000 books, not counting his private ci 1- lection of Bibles, one of the finest in the nation.' Although busy throughout years with school administrative duties, he waa the author of sev« al books. Among thsm were "Tie Relations of Learning”, “Austl can Theory of Sovereignty", ar “Judicial Interpretation !of Pol leal Theory.” Hillel Club to Healr Liturgical Music A program of Liturgical Jew ish music will be presented W«d- nesday at the regular meeting of the Hillel Club, Josh Treimi.n, president, announced today. Canton Emanuel Barkan of Sin Antonio will present the mu: tic in connection with the Feast of Light—rHanukah. The meeting is scheduled at 7:15 p. m. in the Cabinet Room of ilie YMCA. - • “Cantor Barkan is an accom plished musician, and is well vert ed in Jewlhh religious music.” Tr;i- man said. A social hour will f»l- low the regular meeting, and Trpi- man invited all persons interested in Jewish sacred music to atten I. cd THE ADMINISTRATION STINKS! These are appropriate for those men of lusty courage who vent their noble wills against evils done by the administrative wheels, spokes, and hubs. Naturally, there is no place at the bottom of this form for intre pid signatures. The form ends simply^ NAME WITHHELD BY REQUEST. There is a space left W. W. Finlay, p rofessor of industrial engineering at Southern Methodist Univer sity, will address the Student Chapter of the Society for Advancement of Management Tues day night, according to Charles J. Goodwin Jr., president of the chapter.! The meeting will begin at 7:30 and will be held in Room 301, Goodwin Hall. The speaker will be introduced by Dean Howard W. Barlow of the School of Engineer ing. In addition to his work at SMU, Finlay is vice president of the Society for Advancement of Man agement. Before being elected to this position he served as regional coordinator for the SAM. He has been a member of NACO since 1931. Finlay was bom and educated in London, England, and served an apprentice there is a toolmaker. Later he added to his practical factory experience by working at gage making, ship building and en gine manufacturing. During World War I he served in both the Brit ish Army and Navy. Worked at Wright Shortly after coming to the Uni ted States in 1926, he joined the Wright Aeronautical Corporation in! New Jersey as a time study engineer, later being promoted to manager of production engineer" ing. In 1035 he toured England, France, Yugoslavia, Czechoslova kia, and Roumania, surveying pro duction and materials problems in aircraft engines. On his return, he became mana ger of Hcente and export for the Wright Company, atepplng up to plant manager in 1940, and served as director of industrial relations before going to the Guiberson Cor poration, Dallas, as vice president and general manager in June, 1944. i i " Speaking of Finlay, Dean Bar- low has said, “he has been here several times in the past few years and I consider him to be one of the finest speakers to visit our carapua.” ASHVE Schedules Fin Feather Dinner An annual joint dinner meeting of the American Society of Heat ing and Ventilating Engineers will be -held at the Fin Feather Club, Bryan, Texas, at 6 p.m. December 13. ’ Leading men in the field have been invited. Hugh V. Keepers, As sistant Manager of the Fire Pre vention and Engineering Bureau of Texas, will spirak, and addition al entertainment will be furnish ed by a quartet from the Sing ing Cadets. at the bottom for a “P. S." ack nowledging why the name was withheld. The final form being placed ort the market is the liberal “C” Form, headed, WHAT SMELLS? This is the form for the undecided, the unaquainted. and the undeveloped. But Plato P., Platitude is also looking on the other side of the fence that he is so obviously teetering on. Along with these three forms, Plato is featuring a special Christmas package for Editors. It consists of his new booklet, Snappy Comebacks To Tag Onto The End of Letters To Us, a pocket Thesaurus, the new Funk & Wagnalls Dictionary, How To Lose Friends and Alienate People, and a list of vibrant excerpts from the Gettysburg Address. In a recent interview Plato voiced the opinion that the edi torial column could be brightened up with some editorial cartoons. “Why not start off with a group picture of the Editorial Staff?” said Plato. Plato wound up the interview by showing me two odes that he has written and I would like to re-print, them here. Ode To An Editor in the Act Of Writing Editorials The pen is mightier than the sword, But what of water, or the board ? Ode To An Aggie Writing A Letter to the Editor My thoughts are noble, true, and wise, | By Lincoln’s credo they’d pass the test, But I’ll sign, for fear of Dean’s despise. My name, WITHHELD BY RE QUEST. The A&M student body has been invited to a Southwest Conference New Year’s Eve Dance in Dallas, Kieth Allsup, president of the Student Senate said today. , A letter from Rice Institute which will act as host at the Dec. 31 ball, contained the invitation. “^ ♦ The Cotton Bowl Athletic As sociation is sponsoring the dance for students from the seven South west Conference schools and the University of North Carolina. 1 The dance will be held in the Student Union Building at South- e r n Methodist University a n; d will last from 9 p. m. until 1 a. m. All A&M students who will be in Dallas that evening were in vited to the dunce by Ben Ham mond, president of the Rice In stitute Student Association, -fi "In order to maintain the char acter of the occasion,” Huramond said, “one student of each couple will be expected to present sortie form of university identification, to gain admittance.” There will be no admission fee, Hammond said. Dress may be either informal or formal. Hammond concluded his letter to the senate by saying, "We are looking forward to seeing you at the dance, and are depending upon your extending this invitation to your entire student body.” Allsup said that Jim Mugruder, Air Force group commander, would be A&M’s official representative. He will escort Jeanine Holland, the Aggie Sweetheart. Sophs Discuss Plans for Ball Preliminary plans for the Sophomore Ball were laid at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Sophomore class. The ball, to be presented either March 4 or 5, will be the highlight of the class’ social activ ities this year, according to R. A. Ingels, class president. One of these two dates will be definitely selected soon, he said. An orchestra has not been chosen for the ball, he said, although ten tative efforts towards securing one have started. If the ball is held on a Friday night. An all college dancai will probably be scheduled for Satur day night, Ingels said. Thus class members will have twio dances with which they may entertain their guests, he added. One of the main features of the Sophomore Ball will be! the pre sentation of the class sweetheart, said Ingels. Eight committee chaiijmen were appointed at the meeting by the class president. They were: Eric Carlson, decorations; Harold Chan dler, guests; Jack Brandt, invita tions; Ralph Rowe, sweetheart se lection; Dean Reed; class history, John Tapley and Guy! Jackson; Dan Scott, refreshments; program, Reagan Beene. Dick Taylor He National Poultry Dick Taylor, junior the National Intercollegiate Poul try Science Club, according to B. M. Mayfield, President cf the A&M Poultry Science Club. each, averaging better than 13 points per game. ;|i A&M jumped to an early sevfen- to-one lead, after four minutes had clicked oft the new scoreboard clock, and maintained & eooifo)rt- able margin throughout thd cqn- test. ^ | A re-broadcast of this game VriU be presented over station WTAW between 4:30 and 5:30 p. rp. to day for those who were unable to Final Session On Investments •Wilcox to Address I I : Accounting Feast i ' I ' ' [i • ! Frank L. Wilcox, will be the guest speaker at the annual ban quet of the Accounting Society Tuesday December 13, at Sbisa Hall at 6 p. m. J Wilcox is the president -of thp Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is a graduate of has been elected vice-president of the University of Oklahoma. Upon the National Intercollegiate Poul- graduation he moved to Wac< The final session of a three course series on investments will he held tomorrow night at 7:30 in the Chemistry Lec ture Room, T. W. Leliand, head of the Business Department, said today. .!< , The course is being sponsored by the Businesi-Society, but any person interested in any phuju* of investments is invited to attend, Leland said. This final session will feiiture two talks by members of the Hous ton office of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Beane, investment brokers, who are conducting the boursei j • . t; •.■ij, Lewis E. Bnizelton, mnnaget of the firm’s commodity department, Will discuss "The Commodities Markets.” Charles D. Pearce Jf.. ah account executive, will explain "Municipal Bonds.” Brazelton, who has been with the brokerage firm since 194(1, ai- tended the University of Texas and later was sales manage^ fqr the Houston Packing Company. ; Peabce is a graduate off the .University of Pennsylvania. He wiis in the banking business for 20 years, and has been with the in vestment brokerage firm sin<je Sept. 1944. A film on the. operation of the New York 1 Stock Exchange will He shown at the Wednesday meeting. Account executive Cyrus T.' )ohq- sjon will introduce the film which •ife titled "Money at Work.” j Johnson is a graduate of the Merrill Lynch Training School. He was in the manufacturing bus iness for several years, and for six years was connected with Northwest Airlines. Two previous sessions of the in vestment course were held oq the campds Nov. 30 and Dec. 7. The course |s one of a number of identical courses currently be ing given by the company through out the nation. Several have beep given at different Texas cjties, including Houston, Bay City, and Bryan. graduation he moved to Waco where he has practiced accounting ffor the past 25 years, J. E. Hogan, Publicity Chairman announced. attend the Cadet’s initial homt game of the season. Dub King: was at the micro ihom for a play-by-play accourit of th< contest. The defensive work of iruant Wally Moon was outstanding ii the first half as he impiessci everyone^including tnje. Wi dents —with his aggressive, acrolmth play. McDowell also turned in som< top man-to-man defensive work m he guarded ACC standout, Nutt. Veteran Bill Turn bow occasion ally showed the hustling form that made him a crowd-plenser ii the past few campaigns, AH thiec ol the “little” num. on the qiintet made a better snowing undo- the Aggie basket tlfan did the two “tall ’uns’"—DeWitt and Davis. Too often the nig men fai ed to follow up on snaring rebourds ol Aggie shots. However, in tha sec- on# half the [backboard wOfk looked considerably better with 6 7” Ken: Sutton mixing it wel will the Wildcats in'’ under-the-1 aske : melee*. j Never Threatened i ACC neyer was a threat i o th* Farmers’ lead, and their nsurcs; margin came midway in the second half when Harold Harmen and Del /• Nutt chopped the lead down tp J 42-66. . ; ■ A Then, McDowell racked up fivi points in 33 seconds and the C’a dets coasted the rest of the way*. A&M sank 20 freje shots to greatly sharpen their chArity aver age, and collected 17 of 54 shotk from the flower'to make onij-thm of their shots,' , Coach Bugs MqriV team in their worst fallowing n free-throw line:j llhis j| year, misseif 17. [j !■ y THE B0$ SCORE Texas A&M (fl^-fG FT ‘F T1 DeWitt, F Turnbow, F S;.;.. M. Martin, F ......jL Sutton, C Williams, Davis, C .......... Garcia, F ......0 0 McDowell, Q ... Moon, (1 Houser, i ...... Miller, L 8 3 <) o .U; 4: 4 2 1 0 2, 0 2 4 8 1 FG FT ;»F T 2 3 4 1 1 2 4 2 1 1 0 1 2 4 Totals ACC (45)— Teel, F Hartman, F . Grantham, F . Coppinger, F Webb, c Dorsey, G Nutt, g ! z ^ J I . ■ Totals; jL Half-Score: .Tt ACC 15. Free throws missed. A&M DeWitt, Davis [2, McDowe Moon. ACC (17) Dorsey 6, andj- Grantham 6, Hamtin, Nuti) 2. , Officials Albbecht and Gc rnn Danish-Gym Diplomats . . . Bounce and Bounders Will K lil - /• LandHere Wed n esdayNight i ‘ BY DAV$ COSLETT Danish diplomats deluxe, bounce and bound into DeWare Field House tomorrow night for what promises to be bne of the most pleasing pleas for better inter national relations yet on record. Thirty lads and lasses from a far distant land compromise the group which, along with spreading ample good-will, show every promise of providing a pretty classy show of gyiftiiiastic gyrations. One of the earlier performance* in their present nation-wide tour evoked the following comment on the pages of the New York Times: “They were demonstrating a few tricks of balance, suppleness, and grace in a two-hour exhibition that had a couple of hundred physical education students from New York, University gasping.” The aggregation, traveling un der the name of the Danish Gym Team, is on a two-fold mis sion to this country. They want to further American interest in their country and to get a first hand view of people and prac tices in the United States at the same time. The 15 men and 15 women com posing the team are strictly ama teurs picked for the United States exhibition through nationwide com petition in Denmark. Irt Denmark, incidentally, that is quite an ac complishment, since the sport of tumbling rates with Danes in much the same spot as baseball rates in this country. Team members vary i|n ago from 18 through 30 and Hit in addi tion to their gymnastic feats, abil ities at Danish folk dunce inter pretation, A portion of etch of their performances is devottnl to folk dances. If their program hire tomor row night follows the r previous performances, the numlier one act will be a demonstration of rhythm ical gymnastics by the girl mem bers. Following this will be a session devoted to what the Danes call fundamental gymnastics involving poised and stretching exercises. The male portion of the group holds the spotlight for this one. The girls take over the third portion with a series entitled "Balance Beams” in which the dare-devil Danish damsels at tempt some fancy bi lance and foot-work on a minimum of foot space. These exerciseu are per formed on narrow beams. The boys spell the girls next with a demonstration of advance exercises including hand-stands and other non-apparatqs work. In dividual performances ure stressed in this section of the program. In the number aix apot of activ ities anticipated for the coming show are the interpretations of Danish Folk Dances. Again refer ring to the New York Times, we find .this portion described^: “merely vigorous versions of a cross of minuet, square dancing, and a pollca ...” And, describing a part pf the dance in which men throw women across the floor, “This was done with vigor that astounded evert ihe jitterbug-experienced students plre- sent.” j . j }i I The climax performance of the night will probably find the male members defying all laws of gravity and ■elf-preservation in a skit labeled unglamorously enough, “Apparatus and Tumb ling/’ Utilizing horses, “Swedish BOX' cs,” bucks, and Other gymnastic paraphanalia,' the boys pull such stunts as. onO-hapded stands ion Ii “High other fbrina of flipping, flying, and general horses, “Tiger Jumps,’! Thief Jumps,” and fate-flaunting fetes. The team is traversing the .Uni ted States'by automobile and ex pects to hit every major city and college in their tour. They arrived * ‘ i country Sept. 6J r performance tomorrow as at 8 p. m.' in DeWare in this Their night Field House. Student admission will be &35. Non-studenta tickets will sell for 81.35. on sale at Student Activities Of fice and at the Athletic Depart- t V,.;: :\i< Tickets are now - A t * • /' ✓ ' ’L nt)/y ■■ \ £if- m m M rMS /Mips* m m mwSm •> .;>y t ' w • m bride the last Shakespeare puy wiu be presents by the Clare True Major Players.