The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 14, 1949, Image 2

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Battalion Editaripls
lY, DECEMBER 14, 1849
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How will the TISA aid A&M? This numerous individual assets to be received
r question comes to mind with the recent- by an active interest n such an associa-
V ly acquired legal status of the Texas In- tion. Here, perhaps, ar e relations between
faculty and students which are certainly
not the best in the state. This is a topic on
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terscholastic Students Association.
, ‘ With the main purposes of the group
to coordinate and establish better rela
tions between its member schools, A&M
stands to gain as much as any school
listed on the rolls. No great institution,
Whether it be^a powerful country or an
educational stronghold, can expect to ad
vance in leaps and bounds unless that in
stitution is willing and deserves to accept
ideas and improvements from other! sour
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the agenda, tentatively,!for public discus
sion at the spring mee ihg of this associa
tion. ‘I,
An intercollegiate
where students may
books, would be of greajs benefit here. This
is another of the many worthwhile pur
poses of the TISA.
Standardization,! oil at least a method
near uniformity, of el ection rules for the
individual schools coiuld be attained
through the association. There have been
elections here of a
•ete and less hap-
When a great statesman becomes so
wrapped up in,! himself, when he refuses to i signs in recent school
acknowledge suggestions jof proven or desire for more cone
even unproven associates rind advisors, he hazard procedures. W
is doomed to the fate of a few sentences ond-class coach, when
in the biographical encyclopedia. With mum of effort, you c|n ride in an upper
A&M seeking opportunities to better it- berth?
self, the TISA furnishes a medium where- These are but a friw of the many ad-
by these opportunities will present them- vantages, which A&M
^ Hseftes. ' ! - i through this associat:
. Aside from gains which can be made actually shows signs o: being a permanent,
by member schools collectively, A&M has well-founded, well-organized group.
It’s Utility Ended, to the Scrap Heap . .
When the utility of something no long- wonder its greater timje and economic util-
er has value, there is no reasonable ex- ity.
cuse for its continued use. This is true With the paissing of the T&P Texas-
for equipment, ideas, traditions, and even type locomotive; the railroads take anoth-
er forward step from
book exchange,
buy, sell, or trade
hy travel in a sec-
with only a mini
stands to gain
oh, the first which
_ This past week directors of the Texas world present. Doubuless many railroad-
aod Pacific Railroad decided to scrap their ers, and kids w i ho waved the train as it
old Texas-type locomotives, long a stan- passed, will reluctant y yield to the rail-
dard prime mover of long freight trains, road directors’ decision. While admitting
Usually old locomotives are sold to small that the diesel is economy and progress,
railroad companies second-hand, but even hearts will yearn fob
the monstrous Texas-type 600 has no util- when thundering drivri rods, and pillars of
ity for them. / . ; black srUoke informed the whole country-
Instead of the moaning, roaring, black side of the great and pjowerful iron horses’
smoke-belching, oil burning locomotive, approach,
semi-silent diesels are heading freight Still, if progress is bo be achieved, sen-
trains. The diesels are more powerful and timentalities must be tempered by reason
more economical. Their utility is greater and acknowledgment
than the old 600. A diesel saves $1000 on bility that things no\j, or things as they
tl\e run from Fort Worth to El Paso—no used to be could be improved.
The TCU Skiff reports data achieved
after a campus poll on “Why are we
here?: (quote)
Just one big happy family. The work
ers, the loafers, the drifters, the soft-soap
er; all are together ip the same bdat—col
lege. / ; v ;
And why are we here?
We recently embarrassed ourselves
with that question, then wondered what
you would say. So v r e asked you. Thirty-
three of you, that is
multiplicity of answejrs!
If you are one o
this liberal arts schoc 1 for vocational train-
our midst. Some 15
News contributions
Uoodwin Hall. Class!
.Office, Room 209, Good
ick in your garage
at T.C.U. is toward tl
Then there are the
who care neither for B
ing mankind—you jm
So you came here to
But as might be e:
had no real reason f(}>
About 6 per cent of ^
Pappa said go.” An
earn how best to do
cjcpected, some of you
r coming to school,
ou are here “cause
And did we get a ^here because G.* I. li
those who came to
Approximately half
came here for that
ing, don’t feel bad.
of your class-mates
same purpose. Doiigjlas Jeter, Fort Worth
graduate, about summed up the situation
when he said, “You can’t dig a ditch these
days if you don’t ha 1 'e a degree.’
But there are still a few idealists in
>er cent of you would
rather serve mankind than put a new Bu-
tempting. The please r
outnumber both group!
came to T.C.U. “just
“I cable to scl|ioo
mental activity,” was
one persj>p. We are
he meant that!
But pmpng us w
ers and soft-soapers
a few radicals. Twb
terviewed actually cal
for an education!
pther 6 per cent are
leralism proved too
e-seekers, however,
3. Some 9 per cent
f6r fun.”
to stimulate some
the answer given by
still wondering how
The Battalion
"Soldier, Statesman, Knightly Gentleman”
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, vrence Sullivan Ross, Founder of Aggie Traditi
may be made by telephone (4-5444'
ads may be placed by telephone
in Hall.
The Battalion, official newspaper of the Ajjricqltural and
City of College Station, Texas, is published five times a weel:
Friday afternoon, except during holidays and examination j e,
talion is published tri-weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Frida
ydar. Advertising rates furnished on request.
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Thd Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use
credited' to it or not otherwise credited in the paper and locai
cd herein. Rights of republication of all other matter herein
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Entered u Mcond-clau matter at Poet
Office at College Station, Texae, under
the Act of Congreea of March I. 1870.
Member of
The Associated Press
and circula
iriods. Du:
iy. Sub
fj>r republi
1 news t
are also
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Clayton Selph, Lewis Burton,
<Otto Kunso Managing Edtore
'John Whitmore Acting Managing Editor
Charles Klrkham. i Editorial Board Chairman
George Charlton, Dean Reed,
“ " * 1 Clayton SelphEditorial Board
Emil Uuiijc^ Jr. Dan Davie. Curtis Edwards, J. C. Fails,
Herschel Fitts, Henry Lacour, B. F. Roland,
Jerry Zuber v News Writeds
Brad Holmes, Bill Hites, Hardy Roes. Joe
Trevino Photo Eng revere
Kvmiuth Marak. Emmett Trent, Jack Brandt,
Jack Stansbury . .
Jim Seed Morgue Manager
Oara Cosiett
Chuck Ci
Herman <
Bob Alltfn,
A. W.
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Jim Hey. Pi
Howard 1
K. (tolv
John Ta
Alkfn. 1
Frank Sin
Brit tala.»
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Pietscb, John
he world past to the
your Work here
at end.
12 per cent of you
uicks nor for serv-
t want to enjoy life.
orkers, loafers, drift-
there are, evidently,
of the 33 persons in-
rae to college solely
or at the edi torial office, Room 201,
(4-5324) or at the Stuudent Activities
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(All tettera to the editor which are slgaed by a alpdent or employee of the
college and which do not contain obeesne or libelous material will be publlehed. Per
sons wishing to have their numea witMioid from publication may requeet such action
and theae name* will not, without the eonssut of the writer, be divulged to aay persoos
other than the 1
llepe of Texas and the
every Monday thyousrh
i the summer The Bat-
n rate $4.30 per school
of all news dispatches
jitaneous origin publish-
nationally by National Ad-
dee Inc., at New Yorh City.
Angeles, and Baa Francisco.
>1.........Vbatuas Editor
Sports Co-editow
.Li;.... Amusements Editor
Rob Price, /
Feature Writers
!. . . . Sports Writers
Advertising Manager
Herbert Gibbs, ;
■well. Hill Mitiwli.
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Editor, The Battslion:
Pardon me if I seem a little
green—my envy is showing sin^e
reading of the Temple “Texas Ag-
giettes.” May I ask what is wrong
with Bifyan and College Statiqn
girls that makes the Aggies dis-
'approve of them?
I am i a devoted, Aggie follower
tis my brother is one, so please
don’t misunderstand my motive.
Since moving here, I have seqiu
quite a few Bryan and College
Station girls (pretty and nicq)
who are left dateless because t|e
Aggies seem to think they are tbo
popular or some other such ’obscure
idea. i
I ami in contact with Aggies
Soil Class To
Take Field Trip
Seventy-five students of
the soil conservation class will
see the agricultural practices
being carried on in the Temple
area Saturday, Dec. 17, ac
cording to J. F. Mills, instructor
(j>f the group.
The group will meet with the
Rosebud Soil Conservation Work
Unit Saturday morning. Thomas
Elder, work unit conservationist,
will direct the group on a upit
member’s farm. The farm conscjr-
yation plan for that farm will,
*tep by step, be given them by the
ijsoil conservation workers.
I That afternoon they will visit
the Temple agricultural experi
ment sub-station, Mills said. There,
Ur. J. K. Johnston,, )sub-stati(in
superintendent, will show them the
research practices that are being
jried at that station.
The class will leave College
Station at 7:30 a. m. and return
jibout 5:00 p. m. They will trayel
in private cars, Mills stated.
Official Notice
Will the students having the folowjng
I. D. numbers please come by Dean Bur-
low’s Office. Rm. 210 Petroleum Building,
(first vacant period or call 4-5744.
I 49. 74 Brunson. 2S7 Wood, J. F., 125
ilorten, J. L., 43$ Lancaster. 440 Me.
Daniel. 455, 504 Kelson. 505 Massey.
657 Wallace, 5S3 Oradat, 5Ss Oradat, $07
(Yater, 617 Lynch, 712 Cloninger. 715
Schmidt, 722 McDaniel. 757 Fluker, 759
Uackson. 766 Goodwin, 769 Anderson, B. J.,
792 Martin, C. D.. 796 Massey. 797 Frank
lin. H30 Boyd. S3H . Parma. K52 Potts, 671
(Phillips, S7H Rice, J. R„ K80 Meyer,
922 Simpson. 935 Sullivan. 936 Ribe,
jJ. R . 947 Naiicn, 960 Sutton. 967 Perjry,
970 Sullivan. 977 Patterson, 9*H Prince,
(991 Nauert. 1013 Scott. 1024 Pigott, 1026
Stevenson. 1029 Mitchell. 1032 Rabb, 1033
Stanford. 1035 Pyle. 1012 Reeves, 1049
Strain. 1050 Collier, 1057 Pigott, 1059
(Schmidt, E. J.. 1060 Sparks. 1061 Stevens,
il062 Savage, 1064 Pape.. 1065 Swartz,
;1066 Russell. 1067 Smith. J. E.. 106#
jSimmons, 1077 Singleton. 1078 Spalding.
!l0S4 Sparks. 1090 Sinclair. 1099 Frazier,
illOl Dailey, 1102 Sigut. 1107 Patterson,
ill 12 Russell, 1119 Shelton, 1120 Schroeder,
|1125 Rychlik. 1)35 Drozd, 1139 Snodgrass,
|ll55 Stephens, 1160 Skinner. 1166 Davis,
IR. B . 1173 Price, W. 8„ 1175 Coulter,
(1176 Ragland. 1178 Dieckman, 1181 Crow,
11183 Darby, 1184 Campbell, 1186 Stockard,
1197, 1202 Fehrmann, 1206 Foster. 1217
(Ross, 1225 Fuchs, 1227 Sinclair, 1228
hooper. 1234 Duhan, 1237 Elliott,
1240 Darby. 1250 Fenner, 1254 Dolive,
11283 Francis. 1284 Dixon, J287 Stubble
field,, 1289 Humphries, 1294 Davis. C. E.,
1298. 1316 Knloe. 1327 Hughe-I, 1328 Pring
le, 1335 Johnson, J. E., 1352 Hinckley,
1360 Kirkpatrick, 1374 Flanagan, 1379
GutHrie, 1380 Daniel, 1382 Herring, 1883
Holman. 1387 Hauser. 1403 Hudgins, 1411
Johnson. R. B., 1414 Garni, 1419 Hoy,
11425 Holloway, 1429 Giebel. 1434 Gould,
11438 Riddle. 1439 Hubert. 1442 Fairchild.
|1444 Horalson, 1452 Jewell.
| 1453 Holcomb. 1458 Jones, R. L„ 1466
Hayes. 1474 Oordy. 1475 Hatcher, 1476
Hanjl. 1483 Fteener, 1487 Knapp. 1489
Oamy. 1491 Goff, 1493 Hauser, 1500
Holland, 1529 Dawson, 1540 Kosarek,
1590 Holmes. 1766 Smith, 186J Miller. Roy.
2828 Garcia, 3177. 3178. 3322 Goodyear,
3403. 3412 Lott. 3442 Pr|ce, C. F.. 3413.
3810 Robbins. 3851 Johnson. J. £., 3895.
3944 Green, | , j "!
3969. 4016 Jones. 4038, 4190 Smith.
4198 Johnson. R. B., 4305 Jones, R. Gay-
lion, 4382Mlller, Wallace, 4479’ Anderson,
)4485, 4561, 4673 Gray. J. D;, 4795. 4850.
4890. 5079 Jones. 5214 . 5216. 5295 Price.
5441 Smith. C. R,. 5543 Thompson, 5549
Cox. W. H., 5574 , 5722 Prlcej C. 5810.
5921 Wright. Bobby. 6303 . 6316, 6373.
7051 Wilson. Wm.
everyday, but they never stop to
find o^t if you arf “dated up."
They jfist take it for granted that
you are. When they do find that
you are not “dated up” for weeks
in advance, they act so surprised
that you want to choke them.
Where is that “ole Ag^ie Spirit
of ’47?”
My question ia--why must a
single girl live in Dallas, Hous
ton, etc., to date these darling
Name Withheld by Request
Air Reservists
Hear Address
On Atom Rays
Neither we nor our children
need fear the effect of stray
gamma rays, said Harold D.
Loden at an Air Forces Re
serve meeting, Monday night.
Loden, a captain in the Air For
ces Reserve, was addressing Flight
A of the 9807 VART Squadron on
the “Genetic Implications! of Atom
ic Radiation.” A total iof 36 re
serve officers attended the meet
Prior to Loden’s discussion, 1st
Lt. Edward M. Schlieter discussed
some of the latest developments irt
the Air Reserve Program. Lieu
tenant Schlieter serves as a liai
son between the local un|t and the
Twelfth Air Forces, Bropks Field.
In the first lecture oni the sub
ject Dec. 5, Loden reviewed the
basic chromosorfie and gene the
ory for the reserve group and de
scribed tlie general effects of at
omic bombing. During tjhe second
lecture he discussed trie results
from irridiated plant material from
the Bikini tests and described
some of the effects of ^he explo
sion on exposed test trijals.
He explained to the gjroup how
Japanese and American scientists
are still studying the pffects of
the explosion in Japanj and are
comparing these effects; with an
other Japanese town. Special em
phasis is being placed on the num
ber of abnormal births jn the two
towns described by atoniic bombs.
The next meeting of the”squad
ron is planned for Jan. i) with the
second meeting for the month
scheduled for Jan. 16. At the
next meeting, F. E. Sm|th, a ma
jor in the Air Forces Reserve,
will continue a discussioh of "Mil
itary Law and Justice,' followed
by a discussion by William S. Mc-
Culley of the “Principles of War
and Air Warfare."
Ag Eds Learning
Film Projection
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Over sixty Agricultural Educa
tion Majors have been in to learn
the techniques of operating a six
teen millimeter film projbetor, ac
cording to W. W. Mcllrdy, chair
man of the Cen-Tex Fil n Library
and assistant professor of agri
cultural education.
Mcllroy said that since visual
education is becoming Very pop
ular in modern education, he be
lieves every agricultural education
major should learn to operate a pro
jector before he graduates.
The Cen-Tex Film Library is
a poxTion of the Agricultural Ed
ucation Department haring films
available for practice teachers and
other agriculture teachers who
meet the qualifications which are
set up by tjie board.
Mcllroy stated that the library
also has a number of sljdefilms
and filmstrips availably for the
When the curtain rises at Guion
Hall on “The Taming of the
Shrew” this Thursday night at 8,
a local audience will be given its
first taste of Shakespeare elo
quence since last February, at
which time a wandering troupe
brought “Romeo and Juliet" here
for a one-night engagement.
This year's offering is being
presented by the National Gas
| sic Theatre, a repertory g
directed by Clare Tree Ma w
and originating from New York.
As far as Mrs. Major is con
cerned, the repertory theatre,
which is merely a permanent
company of actors who present
each year a series of three or
four widely differing plays, of
fers the sole means to the full
realization of great theatre.
Type casting and the star sys
tem chief obstructions in the road
to u mature theatre are eliminated
in the repertory company, with
each member capable of playing
both leading roles and bit parts.
Those who still associate Shake-
speare with heavy, sombre trag
edies such uk Hamlet and Mac-
Bcth will learn much about the
Bard’s insurpashable versatility
when “Taming of the Shrew,” one
of his merriest confections and a
masterpiece of sustained hilarity,
is .. reeled off by the National
Classic group Thursday night.
Ah — one moment, please
amiable C. G. White, manager
of Student Activities, has just
thrust his grinning countenance
into our ultra-deluxe, Persian-
carpeted, indirectly lighted off *
fice to announce that tickets, for
the Shakespearean comedy pri
ced at 50f per student, 70c for
non-students, are now on sale at
Student Activities office.
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Hamlet had his tragic, flaw,
Oedipus Rex likewise. And this
reviewer, as unbelievable as it
may seem, suffers single charac
ter discrepancy which renders his
shining virtues null and void. (
Exhibitionism It is that has
plagued us since early child
hood, when we took wry delight
in carving our name on desks
with a knife, scratching it in
fresh cement with a knife, or
scribbling it on the walls of
gent’s rooms with a pencil.
Today; as outlet for our exhibi
tionist tendencies we write for a
newspaper. For the thrill alone of
seeing our name in print «lq we
squander our time hammering type
writer keys in the stuffy confines
of the Battalion office, where the
only bright spot is our suit.
Recently, our craving for not
oriety took on an all-time in
tensity. Cjnly a few short weeks
ago we decided that local recog
nition would not suffice, and
commenced writing letters to
every popular magazine in the
nation hoping that they would
see fit to print our pertinent
communication with the all im
portant signature, of course.
Thus far, our ^Uempts have been
futile, and a recjpnt missive, direct
ed to Time iTfaguzine, even re
sulted in our complete humiliation.
In the November 21 issue of Time,
we thought we detected a glaring
error in one of the film reviews,
which stated that The Crowd
Roars, a picture of several years
back, dealt with the racing gaipe.
Stretching our elephantine
memory back to 1938, we recalled
that The Crowd Roars was an
MGM release starring Robert
Taylor, and dealt with boxing,
immediately we dashed offe, a
note to the editors, verbally
thrasing them for their gross
error, and believing that a cor-
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ly gain thei “Letters to the ” ’
tors” column of a forthco
issue. j: .
But shame was the only rewajrd
we received for our effort. A let
ter bearing the Time , masthi
was received from Barbara CrL.
You’re quite right in recal -
ing that there, was a 1938 release
concerning' the fight game, ei -
wiH find Another film by thi t
title; this one dealing! with the
speedway, as we pointed! but in
our review (Time, November 21 >.
Hats off? to the tremendoiis 1 Jf-
ficiency of Time’s infa”'-^
search staff; heads boWe
disgrace tl>at is ours. ;
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December seems to be u
Month" in jthe local theatres, List
Sunday the Palace reachtq[bi ck
to 1933 and Came up with Frank
Cnpra’s "It Happened One Night,"
first of the modern sophi^tlca cd
comedies, and a dasalc toil iy.
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