The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 07, 1950, Image 1

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City Of
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Official Newspaper
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Ags Risk Leag
Face Ponies i
John Whitmore
Whitmore will edit the Friday
edition of the Battalion during
the Spring semester. He also
serves on the feature staff.
New Editors Named
In: Mid-Term Staff
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Your Batt should look and read a little better this
semester. A complete staff re-organization aimed at better
coverage, better written stories, and a better looking Battal
ion went into operation today.
Co-Editors Bill Billingsley and C. C. Munroe effected
the change both for improvement of operations bn the paper
and to fill staff positions left va
cant by graduating seniors
A single position of managing
editor was established to assist
the co-editors In overall supervis
ion of editorial production for the
paper. The managing editor slot
will be filled by Clayton 841ph,
former editor of The Little Batt
and co-editor this past summer.
Selph is a Junior journalism and
economics major from Houston.
News Editors Named
,i. •. II
Under the new organization, re
sponsibility for each day's paper
will be in the hands of one of five
news editors. Each day’s news ed-
tor will make story assignments,
edit and correct all copy going into
the news pages, and design the
front page each day. ' I j ’ \
Monday news editor for this se
mester will be Otto Kunze, who
has served in this capacity for the
past two semesters. \ Kunze Is a
senior ag engineering major from
La Grange.
Tuesday’s Battalion will be un
der the supervision of L. O. Tiedt,
sophomore ag journalism major,
also from La Grange. Tiedt was
managing editor of the Freshman
Page last year and served as copy
editor during the fall semester.
Dean Reed, editor of the Fresh
man Page last year, will edit Wed
nesday’s edition. Besides his news
jpj; editor job, Reed will handle sports
& I stories this semester and serve as
Sports news editor for the Friday
Thursday's paper will be edited
by Dave Coslett, present Feature
editor of the Batt and former asso
ciate editor of The Little Batt in
1947-48. Coslett, who is a junior
journalism major from Miles, will
also continue to direct the feature
staff this semester.
John Whitmore, junior journal
ism major from Houston, "will be
news editor for the Friday Bat
talion. Whitmore served as man
aging editor for the Tuesday Batt
j the latter part of the Fall semes-
j ter. Besides editing the Friday
paper, ho will continue to write
j on the feature staff.
Copy Editors to Try Out
Assisting the daily new* editors
j will hi five copy editors who have
“hot yet been named. Various mem-
hers of the repetorfal and festure
staffs will try-out in the copy ed
itor slots! for the next two or
three weeks, At the end of the
three week period, the co-editors
will name permanent copy editors
from these men showing the moat
ability at the job,
George Charlton, Junior Jour
nalism major from Dalis*, was
named to the poet of assistant fea
ture editor for the Mprlng semes
ter, He will supervise the feature
staft while Coslett Is serving as
news editor. Charlton was a,staff
writer for The Little Batt :al‘the
Annex and served as a feature
writer last year. During the Fall
semester he was a member of the
editorial board.
Sports Editor Named >
With the graduation of Bill Potts,
sports co-editor for the past two
semesters. Chuck Cabaniaa, senior
pre-law student from Garland, was
named sports editor. Cabaniss was
sports co-editor with Potts during
the Fall semester, and is also co
editor of Aggieland 1950. He was
sports editor of the year book last
year and also served as an edi
torial writer for the Batt. The
sports department will be under
the direction of a single editor for
the remainder of the year.
Features on campus sports per
sonalities during the Spring semes
ter will be handled by Frank Sim-
men, Jr., junior business major
from Galveston. Simmen, who was
sports editor of The Little Batt,
has been named Sports Feature
(See EDITORS, Page 4)
«f WeditaMlxy itaws editor and
serve nn the flatl nporla staff
during this semester.
L. O. Tiedt
News editor for each Tuesday’s
Battalion will be L. O. Tiedt,
sophomore ag journalism major
from, La Grange. i 1/ -
Otto Kunxe
Otto Kimse, senior Batt staffer
from La Grange, will eerve aa
New* Editor lor the Monday
Battalion fur the remainder of
the year.
Clayton L. Selph
Selph has been named Managing
Editor of the Battalion for the
Spring .Semester.
, Dave Coslett
Coslett, who is presently Feature
Editor of the Batt, will also
serve as News Editor for the
Thursday paper during the
Spring semester.
Andy Anderson
Speaks Tonight
To Journalists
Andy Anderson, roving editor
of the Houston Press, will deliver
a talk on “The Human Side of
Newspaper Work” in the Cabinet
room of the YMCA at 7:30 this
evening. His will be the first in a
series of talks by prominent jour
nalists being secured by the Jour
nalism Department for this semes
Author of ^ two Houston columns,
“Fishin’ With Andy” and “Ramb
ler,” jAnderson also writes frequent
magazine articles and broadcasts
a regular program over station
KTHT, He .has been in newspaper
work for 30 years, 22 of which |
were xpent us sports editor of the
Hej now devotes most of his
newspaper work to helping char
ities and welfare drives. Among
his titles are chairman of the Out
door Writers of Aiperica and chair
man of the Employ the Handicap
ped Committee.
Anderson plans to gather mater
ial for an article on A&M while
he is here. His talk will be open
to all journalism students and any
other persons interested in attend
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Battalion Sports Staff
tiqp. January 4. A&M’s 48-53 los
Walton to House
Weekend Guests
Ramps I, J, and K of Walton
will be open for dates to the Jun
ior Prom and all college dance
Feb. 10, and II, Bennie A. Zinn,
assistant dean of students an
nounced today.
Students having guests stayin,
in Walton Hall will be
$1.25 per night per guest,
itted to
ests staying
be charged
uest. Guests
their rooms
st 4 p. m. Friday. Rooms must be
vacated by 11 a. m. Feb. 12.
Room assignments may be made
at Room 100, Goodwin Hall. Stu
dents whose guests will stay both
dents whose guests will stay botl
nights may secure assignments, be
ginning Feb. 0 at 9 a.m., Z 1 n r
'night <
nts be,
said. Students whose
occupy the room One
may secure assignments
ning at 1 p. m. Feb.
ed. J
Dates must be in not later than
2 a. m. Friday and L a. m, Sat
urday, Zinn concluded.
8., Zina add-
CHuck CahuniHM
The Battalion ■porta page goes
hack under a single editor this
semester with the naming of
Chuck Cabaniss as Maoris Rill-
tor. Cabaniss and BUI Potts
Were Sports Co-editor* during
the Fall semester.
Medical Speech
Slated Tuesday
“Embryonic Circula t i o n”
will be discussed by Dr. Brad
ley M. Patten, noted medical
researcher and professor of
anatomy at the University of
Michigan School of Medicine, in
a lecture in the Chemistry Build
ing tonight.
Sponsored by the local chapter
of Sigma Xi, national scientific
research society, the lecture will
begin at 8 p. m.
Son of a distinguished biologist,
Dr. Patten grew up in an atmos
phere of devotion to science. Lat-
j er he went on expeditions into
the interior of Canada and New
foundland with his father, shap
ing his later interests.
He was graduated from Dart
mouth College in 1911, summa cum
laude, and with the award of the
Chamberlain Fellowship, In 1912,
Dr. Patten received his M. A. at
Harvard and a Ph, D, -Ahere in
Currently Dr. Patten is devot
ing himself tb the preparation of
the sections on the development of
the ncairt and th»K normal structure
of the adult heai'L for a forthcom
ing reference book on the path-
ologjy of the heart.
F<5r the same work, he Is serv-
Ing as embryolngloal consultant
to Dr, JosKe Edwards of the Mayo
Clinic, who is preparing a sec
tion of the hook on the cnnhenltal
defects of the heart.
Handball, Mutnien
B«»gin Next Week
Intramural wrestling and team
handball will begin Monday, Bar
ney Welch announced yesterday.
All wrestling entries will have to
weigh-in today or tomorrow, Welch
Chaplain Steve P. GatikinH
Major Steve P. Gankins Jr.,
post chaplain at Ft. Sill, Okla
homa, will conduct informal dis
cussions among atudents during
Religious Emphasis Week.
Sophomore Class
Meets Tonight
The Sophomore Class will meet
tonight at 7:15 in the Assembly
Hall, according to class president
R. A. Ingels.
Col. H. L. Boatner, commandant
of the college,) will speak to the
class on a topih yet unannounced.
Col. Boatner said, however, that
the meeting will be “very impor
tant” and requests all class mem
bers to be present.
All regimehtal commanders,
first sergeants and staff sergeants
are also requested to attend the
Confident of winning their first
conference crown in 27 long, lean
years, the Aggie basketball squad
left for Dallas this morning where
they will battle the SMU Mustangs
in Perkins Gymnasium tonight.
The seven SWC teams, who have
the habit of beating each other on
any given night under any circum
stances, start the second half oj
the 1949-60 i race this evening.
TCU plays Texas in Austin
Another crucial contest. I A&M stayed among th
SMU is the team that bowled 1 with convincing conques
was its first exposure,to.
basketball this season.
SMU 1, A&M 0
have another poor season. But
coach Marty Karow’s assemblage
—bolstered by the greatest'talent
in many years—used TCU as a
ht to
The Mustang victory )ed
backers to believe that A&M w
m- in many years—used TC,U s
of springboard the following nigh
ig. 1 catapult back into strikuiF
in ! tance of flrs^ position. '
Symphony Fine In
Guion Appeardnce
Two Guion Hall audiences -<— a
sparse matinee gathering and a
capacity Town Hall assemblage—
yesterday found the magnificent
ly responsive and tempered Hous
ton Symphony Orchestra, lucidly
and brilliantly conducted by Efrem
Kurtz, to be the most satisfying
event presented in the venerable
Auditorium this year.
Reorganized last season under
Kurtz, the Houtson Symphony is
a first-class orchestra without a
disturbing weakness. It is ari or
chestra of character: thick, rich,
Adth deep tones, yet full of clarity
and precision.
The orchestra’s strings sounded
Volunteers Begin |
Year With Banquet
He Served Time Here, Too
Once again the oldest) organized
student activity on the campus
will formally begin another year of
activities at the Ross Volunteers
initiation banquet Thursday night.
The annual affair begins at 7 p.m.
in Sbisd Hall add will feature
Major General A. p. Bruce, Deputy
Army Commahdeif of the 4tn
Army Headqu^rtArx, as guest
.The RV’s haVe U>hg acted as es
cort and honor guard at inaugura-
lions of Texas governors, And on
many other occasions, the honor
company has acted as honor escort
throughout the, sthte. .
Organized in IHH7, the first
company was called th* Scott Vol
unteers In honor iff Colonel T, M,
Meott, who was at that time busi
ness malinger of the College. Pur
pose of forming the organization
was to hand j together the most
military men It) school Into a crack
drill company,j i
When ex-Governor Lawrence
KulllVan Roes^beciime president of
the College IhT 1801, the name of
the company ufns changed to Ross
Volunteers. Following his death
in 1898, the hamls of the organ-
lzqtion\wns thonged to Foster
Guards, again honoring the new
president 6f the College, L. L. Fos-
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McCarthy Due Here Friday
To Present Junior Beauty
Glenn McCarthy, Houston oil
And gas millionaire and owner of
the Shamrock Hotel, will be on
familiar grounds when he presents
the class gift to the jgirl chosen
sweetheart at next Friday's Jun
ior Prom.
The colorful Texas personality
ate in Sbisa Hall, scene of
prom, as an A&M student.
: was about 20 years ago when
he was here studying Civil En
gineering in the class of ’31.
McCarthy was born Christmas
Day, 1907, near Beaumont, Texas,
beside Spindle Top oil field where
his father was a driller.
After being grad
San Jacinto High
Houston, be attei
A&M, and Rice
tag vacations, he wi
roughneck and
oil fields.
Making a little money on some
denning and pressing
itation venture*, he
In the oil field as i
1983. His first well
lig Creek after he had drilled
Iry hole at South Strang.
Several dissppointmanta follow
and service
legan work
came in at
ed, but he cleared enough on a
well at Conroe to enable him to
make his first fortune on a well
at Anahuac.
Until 1940 his oil activities
consisted of s series of ups and
downs, but since that time, he
had pretty well been on the road
After ’40 he brought in most of
his major wells that rank him to
day as among the nation’s most
important independent oil and gas
Ten years ago he pioneered the
selling of low cost gas in the Beau
mont - Port Arthur - Orange area.
Today, his operatiens include ex
ploration, drilling, production, man
ufacturing, transmission and sales
of both oil and gas.
In addition to his oil and gss
interests, McCarthy owns s pub
lishing company, a radio sta
tion, a motion picture production
company, and the Shamrock
He is director in one of Hous
ton’s largest banks and s direc
tor of Eastern Airlines.
In the civic field, he la director
of the Houeton Anti-Tuberculosis
League, a trustee of the Methodist
Hospital, and he serves on the
executive committee of th# Sla
ter Kenny Foundation.
Last December, he sponsored the
Shamrock Charity Bowl profes
sional football game and raised
money for the National Kids Day
Foundation, Damon Runyon Can
cer Fund, and Holly Hall, home
for the aged in Houston.
His most recent accomplish
ment along civic lines has been
the institutiion of the Varsity
Matinees at his Shamrock Hotel.
Each week, he opens the Emerald
Room for teen-agers to come out
and enjoy top entertainers at
prices compatible to a teen-age
budget. J \
Married to the : former Faustine
Lee, McCarthy is the\father of
four daughters and a son. He has
a home in Houston and A 15,000
acre ranch.
At the forthcoming junior
prom, he will help a committee of
faculty members select from
previously chosen finalists,
sweetheart of the prom. He
present the class gift to the girl
chosen for the honor.
At the bsnquet preceding the
prom, McCarthy will be a guest of
honor. He has bAsn asked to say
a few words in addltlion to the
talk being given by the main
speaker of the evening.
ter.' Houston Rifles was the name
attached to the company during
President Houston’s administra
i In 1902, H. H. Harrington, son-
in-law of Governor Ross became
president, and a movement was
started to name the company the
Harrington Rifles. However at the
request of President Harrington,
the company again assumed; the
pame of Ross Volunteers. The pre
cedent had been set and thence-
forth the company wss known as
Ross Volunteer*. \ i
At the time of organlzatlori the
membership was restricted to 40
Cadets chosen from the Junior
ami Senior classes, New members
Were accented Into the company
by nn eleotlon held early each echo.
lastlO year. Basis of acceptance
Was military ability and popular
ity, After the war gpme non-mill-
inry students Were elected, but In
1923 the company decided to make
hon-mllltsry students and those
hot rnnklhg "R” In military science
nellglble. At present, to bo elegl-
ble for membership one must lie
taking, the advanced military sci
ence course at the time of Ms ap
pointment, must have a 2.0 over
all grade point average In his mili
tary science course, and at no time
failed a military science course.
An overall scholastic grade point
average of 1.26 was required for
membership at initial reactivation.
Beginning September 1940, a
scholastic grade point average of
1.5 was required.
The first uniform of the com
pany was of white duck with gold
ornaments. The headgear was a tin
helmet which has long since been
discharged in favor of the lighter
white military caps. For th^ most i i-' ; •
part, the uniform has always been if ,'
of white duck; however in 1907 if*
grey breeches, blue shirts, and big |
Stetson hats were worn. This type
of dress, according to some old ^
timers, was not so appealing to j
the eye, and therefore the white |
duck uniform again became vogue, j
According to present statutes of
the organization, at rto time shall
the Company exceed more than 125
members. Beginning in September
of 1948 the membership became I
limited to a ratio of two juniors
ito one senior.
mellow nnd unmechaaicUl, its
woods apd winds and/tympAni al
ternating between effective' solos
and a satisfying blend, 1
Kurtz! reading of Beethoven’s
“Symphony Nb. 7 in A Major”
was incisive, and played up the
dramatic aspects , of the ‘work,
Particularly appealing was the
fourth moveinent, which was
properly fiery and bomabastic
without soundihg brash or harsh.
Barber’s “Adagio for Strings”,
with ite langoi-ous, lush use of
strings, was; technically and sen
suously exciting, along with Sajht-
Saens’ hapnting “Danse Macabre”.
It was in this! selection that the
orchestra displayed some of its
most vital tone color.
Three of th# orchestra’# most
enjoyable selections were ballet
suites: Tschaijcowsky’s “Swan
Lake,” Chopin’s; “Waltz in C Sharp
Minor” from ^Les Sylphides,” and
Von Weber’s ^‘Invitation to the
Waltz.” Each was treated to warm
strings; and long melodic line* in;
a combination that produced some
of the most pleasant moments' of
the evening.
We found Faure’a “Pavanne"too
buoyant and airy for treatment by
an organization the sjze of the
Symphony. A srhall, string ensem
ble would have been touch topre
effective in extracting full worth
from this selection. !
Lively, energetic, and when thfe
occasion demanded it, Jyrio, Were
Kurtz’ Interpretation of Herald's*
•‘Overture to ; Zfttoba,", Haydn*
’‘.Symphony No. 88,” and excerpt*
from Berlioz’ "The Damnution of
Two encore mimbera-r "J#**
Plzzlraio” and "Fiddle F»ddle”
Hue example of high
INillah In orcheNlral performance.
Kurl* put hi* charge* Ihrimgh
theae numberijwlth vigor- ling,
and flneMea. The mualc crackled
and nparkled with remarkable,
excitement. |l
Beat received- by both audience*
* ' ■ ere’ "South J?a-
(Mcfi wax a »egulni
innllnee perfortonno
was Richard
cine" suite,
port of tho
and an encor* at Town Hall, On-
der firm control the orchestra de
Rvered the romantic tunc* i with
mellow suavity, and the m6re flip
pant numhersl wiith a zestful, pep.
perty bounce,-. ■■ . ! np i i
Texas Unr
Ag$, 48-46,
tty tripped the
n Austin, but the
tadeta quickly re
sumed their p ice by slapping Bay
lor Friday ni| ht Jn Waco—a feat
that hadn’t b len accomplished in
four campaig s.
Anythin : Can Ha
A&M is the only quintAt in the
conference that hasn’t boon beaten
by a decisive margin. Arkansas
absorbed 10 aid 11 point* lickings
from the Heirs after bowing to
the Aggies bi *Rrht talll
SMU lost tqTCU by lOlmarkors
but was able t|> beat A&M by five.
Rico defeated |TCU with J8 points
Tho A&M-HMU basl(ietlM*ll game
will bo broadcasted tonight at 8
over KORA, roach Marty Karow
announced totfpy.
to spare, undjlutar A&M
Kic# by 19. /inyttiing call happen
iii Southw.Mtl ponfeix-ncC ball.
When the CAdets tangle with the£ |
Mustangs tofight, they will be
seeking reveiige over a smooth
running, well-hoached quintet that
came from bojjind in the last eight
minutes of play to hand A&M one
op ft* two SVIflC' defeat*. r'S
~ Mitchell Spurs Mustang*
The Ponies lire spurred by Paul
Mitchell, 6’ 3 pivot m#n who is
fourth amoni conference scorers
with 77. Two Jiotches below Jewell
McDowell, ir seventh place. Is
guard Fred Fi seman, another
standout with 68 points. J
To complfte the starting five,
d Charlie Lutz will
.positions, and 6’ 4”
11 be in the other
’s triumph ove r
Friday, Coach Do :
igs ore always jdif
Ion their hpme hurd-
Jack Brown
be at forwan
Tom Holm
guard slot.
Despite T
SMU in Dali
Hayes’ mus
ficult to beat
Ags| Risk Title
An SMU ictory would place
the Mustangs in a tie for first
place with A&M, and if TCU takes
Texas, the Ffogs would gain un
disputed poss ssion of the lead.
On the otl er hand, if the Ag-.
gies .win, thf| r can rest comfort
ably on the 1 >p rung at least un
til Baylor coi es to DcWare Field
House Friday
A&M’s defensive work Improves
with every gsmo. Before lust Rat-
irday’s tilt | with Baylor, tho
ranked nineteenth
ng the teams that
[or defensive work. ,
Farmers wet
nationally *n
were noted
Now th* l*i
In th* top fi
n th* nstior
lias been tur
.tieil, Walt
flctory Hound?
u*-le*dm are with-
'leen defensive clubs
Excellent guarding
d In by Jewell Me-
ivls. ami John De-
The Aggies
ball club *s
rolled over
Aggie fkns
railed in DalAis tonight
re a much-improved
compared . wltli th#
daed group of in-
< lea who lost to MMU
the outset.
I the steam It could
Aggieland Kxprees
lie toughest SWC
kanxaix *nd paylor.
ire hjipingv that the
xpress won’t be de-
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unorgK 11 zed group of li
.icient athlete* who Inst to MM
n DeWare al
Exerting a
Leach to Address
‘Great Issues’ Class
Dr. Henry Goddard Leach,-Pres
ident of the American Scandina
vian Foundation will address the
Great Issues class at 8 p, m. Feb.
8 on “Scandinavian vs. American
Democracy" in room 301 of the E.
E. building, according to S. R.
A question and answer session
be held at 11 a. m. Thursday
same room for non-members
students of tha Great laauas
class. All those interested may at
tend to the capacity of tha room,
Gammon, chairman of the Great
issues Committee, said.
McCarthy, Houston
i Shamrock Hotel, v
Junior Prom. At tie prom,
to the girl chosen sweetheart. He
the banquet preceding tho prom
millionaire oil and ns
villi be honor beautyf judge
man and owner
■ rri-
he will present tl gift