The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, January 10, 1950, Image 2

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Giraffes and 4 Dead Week’: About the Same •
H . ‘ ‘i \ *■ H A! ;i ...!■ ■ 1 I I !
r Aggies have come to a b oSU t the
same conclusion regarding “Dead Week”
as did the farmer when he saw a giraffe
and exclaimed, “There just ain’t no such
_ “Dead Week” is a figment of the im
agination of some of our most ardent opti
mists. - ... ^
^ There’s no rule, no regulation, no pol
icy of anyone to reserve the final week of
a regular semester for review work, and
not last-minute quizzes.
There is an Academic Council recom
mendation to all departments ot the Col
lege and instructors ini those departments
that the last meeting of a course not be
used for a major quiz. Otherwise, the pro
fessor has free reign to quiz or not to quiz
as he and his students decide. , 1
- We are of the opinion that the Acade
mic Council’s recommendation should be
followed by all professors. Giving a major
quiz on the final class period of a course
is hardly fair to men who make less than
_ a hundred on it. . i
For we like to have! our letter quizzes
worked-out afterwards in class so we can
find out our mistakes. That reason alone
^should be sufficient to convince profes
sors that more could be gained by plan
ning their courses far enough ahead to per-
requirelmore time than is given tq
jr a major quiz. However, if major
mit this final period to be used in review
of the last major quiz or in review of the
A second,and, to many, a just-as-im
portant consideration about quizzes given
on the last class period, is the fact that
many students finish the regular semes
ter one day, and begin final examinations
the next. Preparation
should reqt
study for
quizzes consume the first five days of the
week, then final examination study is cut
to an evening and possibly part of an
We agree that' the Academic Council
action is as far as it should go. Giving
quizzes is, and should be a prerogative of
the professors who set their own pace in
presentation of courses they teach. The
recommendation doesn’t trod on academic
We strongly suggest to professors who
are practiced in the art of giving major
quizzes on last classroom meetings of
courses to weigh the reasoning behind
their students’ protests against those quiz
zes issued at so inopportune a time. And in
the future arrange their courses so that
they mayj follow this recommendation of
the Academic Council and the reasonable
desire of their students.
Germany; Seems Like Old Times
A new generation of Germans has
arisen in allied occupied Germany, This
new. youth group has never known those
devices of the military contortloned “Hit
ler's Children" system—the blast of trum
pets, the booming of drums, and the flick
er of torchlights. \
But in East Germany's Soviet zone,
a youth organization flourishes whose
marching antics are too grim a reminder
of a few years back when the militarily
bedecked children of the fatherland par-,
aded by a reviewing stand filled with
high ranking Reich brass and a little uni
formed man with a small moustache and
a self satisfied look in his eyes. East Ger
many’s Free German Youth Organization
is on the march, with4rums and trumpets
and the old Reich paraphenalia.
The FDJ, as it is known, is the only
youth organization permitted in the Sov
iet zone, just as the Hitler Youth was in
Nazi Germany. Hitler Youths wore brown
shirts; FDJ, blue.
Its executive council declared that “to
day youth must be won for the fight of
peace with all available means,” including
these Hitler Youth customs. “The drums
and trumpets of the Free German Youth
are the bitterest enemies of reaction, be
cause they are the drums and trumpets of
peace,” the council added.
/■ Contradicting this statement, these
very same drums and trumpets were used
by an FDJ group at Leipzig to break up
Catholjc church services. The group
A wise father today is one who disci
plines his teen-aged daughter by threat
ening to take his shirts and slacks away
from her. ' ‘ ‘ f.T K ,
marched around a church and made so
much noise that the mass had to be dis
Before FDJ parades in honor of Red
Army heroes, peace fanfares precede
speeches calling on FDJ members to help
defend the Communist "democratic or
der” against "western war mongers.” B’DJ
members have publicly pledged themselves
to do so with the weapon in their hands.
On September 6, 1948, the FJD, was
the first to storm the Berlin city hall and
drive out the duly elected representatives
of the city’s population. They acted as
strike breakers during the six-weeks
walkout of West Berlin’s anti-Commun-
ist railway workers. This time their trum
pets and drums had been traded for wood
en clubs and rocks.
Without FDJ membership card there’s
only a small chance of being admitted to
a high school, university, or administra
tive job. Sports are also controlled by the
FDJ. The “Democratic Sports Movement”
of Communist-ruled East Germany is sup
ervised by the FDJ and a Communist
trade union federation.
The FDJ and its possibilities as a
source of converting young Germans to
the Red side by the useiof emotion, mili
tary extravaganza, and ^bugle blowing is
nothing new to Communist leaders.
Youth is a nation’s lifeblood, and con-
’verting and controlling this youth would
be the logical first few steps in extending
the control of the Kremlin over all Ger
Defensive halfbacks^
And freshmap lasses
Should always be ready
To intercept passes.
The Battalia
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Young Germany marches on. Time Marches backward.
See Germany editorial.
Engineers Council Unanimously
Receives Campus AGC Chapter
The Campus chapter of the Asso
ciation of General Gontractors of
America was unanimously voted
associate membership to the Stu
dent Engineers Council last night,
announced Emmit Ingram, council
president. 1
“Wej Consider thiii an honor, and
we feel it increases our prestige
on the campus," said Bob Page,
campus AGC president upon be
ing informed of jthe Engineer
Council’s action.
This will bring to .lO the member
ship of the Engineer's Council,
a student executive 1 group of pres
idents, junior and senior repre
sentatives from each of the soc
ieties of departments in the School
of Engineering and the presidents
of the several asspeiate members
to the council. The council meets
monthly with the Dean of Engin
eering and discusses academic mat
ters of the School bf Engineering.
Their meetings aroi closed sessions
with publicity announcements lim
ited to their upprbvnl.
Other organisations holding as
sociate membership to the council
are the ASHVE, Geology Club, In
dustrial Education Club, Ameri
can Association for Automotive
Engineers, and the Agricultural
Engineers Club.
Page, in giving information
about the campus chapter of the
AGC, said that his Organization
began .[this semester 4 and now
bbasts around 75 members. Junior
and sehior students in Civil En
gineering, Architecture, and Con
tracting arc eligible for member
ship to the AGC.
The local student chapter, the
only student chapter of the AGC
itt the United States, is sponsored
by the Houston chapter of the
AGC. The Central Texas chapte'r is
also vastly interested in the local
chapter and have recently given a
,$*00 scholarship to A&M for a
student interested in contracting.
For several years the various
chapters pf the AGC in Texas have
hten working with the college In
preparing a special curriculum for
students desiring to study con-
tracting. This semester is the
first time such a major course
of study has been offered at
A&M. “I think it is the only such
course Offered In Texas," Page
As president of the campus AGC,
Page will represent his organiza
tion on the Engineers Council.
Bubbles, Cocker, Plagued
By Bees—Not a Dog’s Life
Bubbles, the small black cocker
spaniel that makes the Entomo-
307 (Beekeepers) lab every
‘ Tuesday, has a hard luck story to
equal that of any [ Aggie.
For an entire semester the
plucky little canine played and
nosed about the college apiary with
the arrogant disregard for the
bees and their little stingers. Bees
normally hate dogs, but Bubbles
seemed to be the exception.
The little dog’s )nad luck began
when she attended the first lab of
the new year. A cantankerous bee
settled on Bubble’s stubby little
tail and proceeded to ride for
some fifty yards. ;
As Bubbles dashed through a
hedge and under a house, bne stuJ-
dent was heard . to remark, “It
looks as if Bubbles has a-.i over
drive-.” Next the| class climbed
aboard a truck to visit another
apiary, leaving poor Bubbles to
get there as best she could.
With flanks heaving am) tongue
di-uggSng the grouhd the tifed pup-
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Official Notice
An examinution for credit in C. E.
8008 will bo given in the C. E. Lecture
K«M>m at 1 1*. M., Saturday, January 14.
1080. Only thona Htudenta authorised hy
the Executive ” Committee may take the
J. A. Ori*. Professor
Civil Kmpnoertnji Dept.
py eventually rejoined the bee
keepers. Being somewhat wary, of
the bees after her recent ex
perience, Bubbles retired to a
fenced weed patch to investigate a
strange movement therein. She
only found trouble in the shape of
a tom cat which scratched the lit
tle dog’s nose and sent her in
hasty retreat through a cold pud
dle of water.
If Bubbles could talk, she might
have said, “I’ve been stung, desert
ed, mauled and half-drowned. It
shouldn't happen to a dog.”
A student took pity on the path
etic little canine and helped her on
the truck foi- a free ride home.
Caudill Attending
Washington Meet
William W. Caudill, research ar
chitect in the Texas Engineering
Experiment Station here, is at
tending a research conference of
the Building Research Advisory
Board of the National Research
Council .in
Jan. 11-12.
Washington, D. C.,
Caudill will participate in a
round-table discussion on “Climate
and Design of Buildings.” The
Conference will stujy “Weather
and the Building Industry.”
spike/ spike/
Gl/ION HALL, Thun., Jan. 19—6:45 P.M. and 9:15 P.M.
SEATS NOW J ! Tickets on sale at Student Activities Office
MAIL ORDERS ACCEPTED! Send check and self addressed,
stamped envelope to Student Activities Office, A. and M. Col
lege of Texas. College Station. BE SURE TO INDICATE
Prices: $2.50. $1.80, and $1.25 (Tax included)
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AP Newafeaturea
AP Now*
with the pro
warda of • m
Inf unemplo;
a gr
now pain
problem of providing
of a million now Joba or
employment go book to level*. .
Tho year 1242 provided i snore
joba than any year except boom-
tlmo 1248, but unemployment noV-
ertheleaa roae aharpiy because tho
number of Americana ready tor
jobs hit an historic high.
To that capsule summary of the
situation, government officials ad
ded a note of moderate hopefulness
on the strength of sn apparent ral
ly in Job opportunities near the
end of 1248.
By early December, Ewai
Clague, commissioner of labor St
tistics, and Secretary of Cor
merce Sawyer were seeing the Jo
picture respectively as “more ei
couraging” and “more favorable!'
than it had been all year.
Clague cautioned that unem
ployment in Jannary-February
.1950 may surpass 1949's peak of
a little over 4,000,000, but added
that wiU be largely seasonal and
the usual spring upturn should
cut It back.
Taking a look at the 1950 job
problem beyond that, the Labor
Department official listed the fol
lowing as chief reasons that job
opportunities must expand stead
ily to avert growing unemploy
1. An increase of perhaps 1,000,-
000 in tho
with some
ar* finishing
log added to a normal Increase of
* °Pro«p«cU *- l ^ >0r torc * In I960,
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A Million More
Seek Employm
"outting: corners on costs,;
which loads thsm to exorcise
expanding employment."
1242 didn’t
080 Job*; on a monthly h
—If you count la l.swijb*# la the
armed forms along with
58400,000 civilians with jobs for I
one hour or mote weekly.
Take a look St how the civilian
Job picture shaped up in a report
the bureau made Ih December on
a sample survey the previous
The labor force, which means
both those having Job# and Chose
hunting them, grew, (along with;
the population); by 1,203,000 over
the 12 months ended with Novem
But the 1,203,000 new jobs
sought didn’t materialize. Instead
the number of existing jobs drop
ped—by 375,000. Add the per
sons who missed out and the work
ers who lost out and you get the
increase in unemployment for the
12 months: 1,578,000.
The brunt of the shrinkage Igf
existing Jobe fell o n factory
workers as non-farm Jobs drop
The 1948
was from
000 in Fs!
son high „
It never hit
. The ml
twllne In farm Job*
n Mb*,
though 1048 hail rive
that mark.
in Jc
U low
to a *umm#r»##a-
7,000 In August.
000 civilian.
Unemployment, which never got
above 2,030,000 in 1048, never got
say] the unemploymjsnt
problem could >e Solved by greater
withdrawals fiom the labor force
along with expansion of job op
That’s a big
growth of private
terns and ej p
social security
ploymeat haa risen
persons over 15. and
tlon of the population
that la gaining sf
Wbmen Job-
lot to do with keepii
force., big—83,115,000
summer 1949 peak,
partly a^'f (1)
ve had a
the ,laj>or
its ibid-
ficials isee
that partly air 1
matter desire to add to
income, especially in times of
living costs, aid (2) a social trend
-more and more women seek car
eers or finaicially independent
Boyle’s Column
Americans Work Too Bar
Play Too Hard;wtfe
NEW YORK^iiD—Many people
today are shortening their lives
trying- to find a way to live long
Th£ main idea seems to be that
if a man puts his whole energy
into earning money he can pile gp
enough chips In the bank to retire
•t 50 or 55, and spend his declin-
‘— year# clipping bond coupon*
his is a fine theory except thg
Ing years clipping bond coupon*.
This is a fine theory except th*t
It 1* often the widows who go
the coupon clipping. The overjy
ambitious men have a bad habit
of ending up under the dairies St
40 to 45, dead from a busted heart
artery or valve brought on by wor
ry and taut livlhg.
The United States has mofe
miles of arterial highways thgn
any other country in the world.
It alko has more miles of arterlb-
fdeerowis In tne veins of its fretfiil
citizens. Its apoplexy rate Is a
i matter for medical apology.
It is true that Americans live
longer—on the average — than
most peoples. But this is a tri
umph of mass sanitation rather
than individual commonsense.
In the opinion of this poor mari’s
philosopher the [trouble lies in the
fact that as a nation we have nejv-
Brooks to Review
‘Birth of Israel’
Dr. Melvin Si Brooks, Sociology
Department, will review “Birth iof
Israel" for the Hillel club, Wed
nesday evening, January 11 at 7:!15
in the YMCA Cabinet Room, Josh
Trumar, president of the club
said this afternoon. . j
“The Birth of Israel’’ is py
Jorge Garcia-Granados, member of
the UN special committee on Pal
estine and chief of the Guatemal
an delegation to the Ulg.
Following the review, which [is
open to the public, there will be
an open forum discussion, Tru
mar said. .
Tuesday & Wednesday
Thursday & Friday
er learned that “easy does it.!’
We take an Unjustified pride in
living the strenuous - life—so we
work and play with the throttle
wide open. And we eat, drink and
smoke too mulch. We treat our
body as If It were a tunod-up ma
chine in a lifelong race on the In
dianapolis speedway.
But ordinary flesh can’t take
that pace, J - j It
And the body rebels by break
ing down, -Itis has; to have the
pause that refreshes. Older olv-
iltsatlona realize this physlcsil fsc*"
and allow for It. Wo have a tei
dency to ridicule m(r British cou
mmtm pnn.i oeiitteteriWtei——— ■**—WpjMteay^tbsy 1
Dinner-Dance Se|
By Business Club
The annual dinner-dance of the
Business Society will be held
Thursday night at 8, John Taylor
of the Business Society said to
The combined affair will be held
at the Fin Feather Dinner Club,
Taylor said, and the ticket will
cover all expenses of the evening
including a steak dinner.
The club' has been reserved ex
clusively for [ the Business Soc
iety that night, Taylor said.
. Students who are not members
of the society! but who wish to at
tend may (lo so, he said, and can
secure tickets [for $1.60.
Business Society members who
are handling sale of thp tipkets
are Taylor, W. W. Wilson, Ernest
Bulow, and Lloyd Manjeot. fj ,
Price of the- tickets for mem
bers is $1.25, Taylor concluded.
ins for breakir i
11 and 4 o’cli
we. [in effect,
What office
to slip down
afternoon cup
works the bolts
brief rolaxatlc
Another cu
well borrow
in pll Latin eg
Edison is su
by on four
night—but )i«
taking a good
If he hsdn t
lived so tong.
g their routine
bek teas. ; But
|'or 1 his
jf COf, v'w . svn,
r afterward for
do the same th
workcV doesn’t
of coffee!? And
ijtom America ml
the siesta popular
imiricN. Thomai A,
taed to have gotten I
alx. hours sMl
rarely missed
anooae after lunch,
tic wouldn't bsvu
TO “' ay
lures Start—
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