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The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 08, 1950, Image 1

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Jfrp" j " T / . ... ' f 1 :' , City Of College Station Official Newspaper Th„ Bam„on : r’ m v n ' i » 1 > ; ~ •'•r ■ • Nation’s Top > Uegiate Daily NAS 1949 Survey PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF A GREATER A&M COLLEGE COLLEGE STATION (Aggieland), TEXAS, | ■; Volume 49 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1950 ' ■■ \ n 'm I I Rev. Grady Hardin 0 1 R«v. Hardin will conduct dl»- canslonn among Htudcnt* each day of Religious Emphasla Week, February it '- n. Ellington Ball Invitations Due For all Cadets Invitations to. the 1950 Mil itary Bair-will be available to members of all classes, Gene Chase, chairman of the ticket committee said today. A Limited number of invitations also will be available to former cadets who completed military science in January. Non-military students will have first crack at tickets for the Duke Ellington concert to be given in Guion Hall March 18, Chase said. The concert is tentatively sche duled at 6:30 p. m. and will last about an hour and a half. First sergeants will handle dis tribution of ball invitations be ginning Feb. 20, Chase said. Fresh men at the Annex may procure their invitations from Mrs. Hil liard in the Student Center the same day. -A total of 200 tickets will be sedt to the Annex for the initial sale. Concert tickets will go on sale March l in the Office of Student Activities on the second floor of Goodwin Hall. A tentative schedule for the ac tivities of the March 18 weekend was drawn up yesterday by the thairmen of the Military Ball Committees. A Corps Review will begin at 1 p. m. Saturday afternoon. All unite will return to the corps area at'" 5:30 p. m. Dinner in Duncart Hall will begin at 6 p. m. The Ellington concert will begin at 6:30 p. m. and the dance will etart at 9 p. m. _ A list of . honor guests will be released as soon as confirmation of invitations is received, John Taylor, chairman of the guest committee, said. v Awards Offered For Oslo Study Seven Jesse Jones scholar ships of $100 each are avail able for students from Texas who wish to study at the summer session for American students at the University of Oslo in Norway, according to President Otlo Mohr. The 1950 session which is from June 26 to August 5 will be the . fourth consecutive session, . each of which was attended by 250 American students. Scholarships will be granted to students who have completed their sophomore year of college by June of 1950. Six semester hours may be earned during the six weeks term. Courses will include a general survey of Norwegian culture, his tory, language, and various phases •TF of Norwegian political and econ- nomic life. Detailed information concerning scholarships may be obtained from the University of Oslo Summer School Admissions Office, St. Olaf College, North- field, Minnesota. -Student Senators ___ ! Meet Wednesday The Student Senate wiH meet - jointly with the executive com- \ mittee of the Academic Council Wednesday night at 8 in the as sembly room of the YMCA. There will be a discussion of ^ the approaching campus chest - -r drive, chairmen Monty Montgom- .. 4 ery of the drive committee said, and pictures will be taken. New Lecture to Be Inaugurated Friday "Introduction to Philosophy”, a non-credit weekly lecture, will be inaugurated Friday, Feb. 10, Dr. i J. J. Stadelmann announced to- ; Hardin, Abell Added to RE Speaker List The Reverend H. Grady Hardin, pastor of the Chapetl- wood Methodist Church Houston, and The Reverend Bertrand Abell, C. P. of Holy Name Retreat of Houston, will con duct services and discus$ions among students here during Re ligious Emphasis Week, Gordon Gay, assistant secretary ofi the YMCA, announced today. The Reverend Hardin will Ihold special discussions with students 'in the YMCA from 4 to 6:30 each afternoon, February 13 to 17, and In the. dorms at 9 p. m. No stranger to A&M, Hardin was main speaker for RE Week on the campus in 1948 and at the An nex last year. Besides the student discussions, Hardin will conduct the mo: service of the First Baptist Cl of College Station, Sunday, ruary 12. ! i ‘ \ * i ■ a- • J; Duke U. Graduate Educated at Duke University, Hardin held pastorates .through out North Carolina from .1936 till 1947 when he accepted the assor date pastorship of the First Meth odist Church of Houston. From there he went to his present posi tion as pastor of Chapelwood Meth odist Church. The Reverend Abell will con duct exercises in the Ca{tholic Chapel beginning Feb. 12tn and closing Feb. 15th. His pre gram also includes the two morning ser vices, 9 and 11 a. m., Sunday, Feb- 12th, at St. Mary’s Church. The .Reverend Abell has had wide varied experience in dealing with all classes of Christian Soc iety. For more than twenty years, he has conducted missions and re treats to laity and religions throughout the western portion of our nation. Prior to his assignment to the Passionist Monastery in Houston, nearly two years ago, he was en gaged as pastor of a large Subur ban parish in St. Louis, Mo. He will draw on his valuable experience of many years in the mission field and parochial duties and it is hoped that his sermons will prove enlightening and cause a greater fidelity to God gnd to his church, Gay said. Nurses ’ Ball Invitation Given to Ags The student body today nceived an invitatioin to attend tpe an nual-Valentine's Day Dance of the Brackenridge Nurses' Home in Atistih. The invitation was delivered to Hie 'Battalion. It'contained a re quest that it be published so the student body would know of the affair. Planned for Saturday fr^m 8 p. m.; until midnight, the dance will take place at the Nurses’ Home, 707 E. 14th. St., Austin. An ad mission price of 50 cents twill be charged. i i Paul G. Waaeenich Wassenich will be one six spec ialists to be on the campus dur ing Religious Emphasis Week to conduct group discussions among the students. Housing Situation Before Commission An open hearing on public hous ing will be held by the Bry^n City Commission tonight in the Bryan cltjf hall, j Representatives of the Federal Housing Authority’s regional of fice in Ft. Worth have been con tacted and are scheduled to attend the meeting, Mayor Roland Dansby saW. j i - i Another group scheduled to at tend the meeting is the Bryan Housing authority, whose mem bers succeeded in earmarking some $300,000 in federal funds for construction of some 90 units in Efryan before the war. The group mill be available for questioning. Commissioner George E. Adams has spoken out strongly ih favor of reviving the local housing pro ject, along with several Bryan citizens. All parties interested in uphold ing the plOn are invited to attend the meeting, Dansby said. Negro Asks for Admission To Regular Classes at TU Austin, Tex., Feb. 8 —13P)—W. Aster Kirk applied to the Univer sity of Texas Tuesday night for admission to the graduate school as a regular student. Kirk made his application in a letter written to Vice-President J. C. Dolley. The young Negro educator said, he realizes the University is bound to follow state law requiring that he be “separated” but is not bound to provide facilities off the campus. Yesterday Kirk "rejected study arranged for him in the Univer sity YMCA across Guadalupe Street from the main campus. He had applied for graduate study in government under a con tract between the University of Texas and the Texas State Univer sity for Negroes, providing the University shall offer graduate courses not available at the Houston school. iNumber 84 • Ags Tiled For Loop Despite Loss To Si By DUB KING Sports Publicity Dir. rector Despite a 50-56 loss to SMU in Dallas last night, ths Aggie cagers are still holding on to a portion of the SWC lead, tisd with three oth er teams—Arkansas, SMU, and Baylor. Texas University's 69-67 win The Key . Some Written Instructions On How to Share in $105,353 By BILL BILLINGSLEY Is There’s a book out this week that tells every Aggie how he can get in a race for $105,353 and a position as a wheel on the cam pus. Appropriately named “The Key to Your Future”, the booklet will be distributed to the student body in the next- few days by the col lege information office. The 36 pages “The Key to Your Future’’ describes the scholarships, fellowships, prizes, awards, and campus positions that students currently enrolled can shoot for, and win. And the secret of it all, according to the book, seems to be “open that old book and gather ye grade points while ye may.” Explanatory paragraphs are de voted to the $600 Krueger Award, the $300 Banta Award, the $300 plus Jesse H. Jones Achievement Award, and an ever-increasing list of other monetary aids to Ag gies who want to continue their education, but find that a little more money would ease the pain. The listings continue on through a series of medals, sabers, plaques, and sundry other prizes, in addition to the cash awards. Graduate student fellowships oc cupy the next section of the book let, proving that there is something Dr. Henry Leach to Talk With Issues Class Today Dr. Henry C. Leach, president of the American Scandinavian Foundation, will apeak to the Great Issues Class tonight at 8 p.m. on "Scandinavian vs. American Dem ocracy" in room 301 of the EE Building. Dr. Leach, except for a short 18-year break, has been a serious student of the Scandinavians all of his life. During this brief inter lude he edited two magazines— the Forum and The Century. The Fofum was considered one of the most controversial maga zines on the newsstands. But dur ing the war Leach declided that controversy was not helping the war effort so he resigrled from the magazine. During this period Leach was not only known in the United States but his career was being followed abroad. After the war, Upsala, one of the oldest univer sities in Europe, wanted to ; honor some one person who had done the most to further the knowledge of the Scandinavian countries. Dr. Leach was the choice for this hon or. Thursday morning at 11, Dr. Leach will hold a question and an swer session for those non-mem bers and students of the great Is sues class Interested In discus sion. The session will be held In the same room as tonight’s talk and Dr. S. R. Oammon, chairman of the Great Issues committee has extended an invitation to all those interested In talking with Dr. Leach. Banquet Ticke Deadline Near Judges Pick Six Nominees For Junior Class Beauty By DAVE COS LETT 1 ; J j j I |t Six luscious ladies were chosen last night to vie for the title of Sweetheart of the Junior Proi Four young, unmarried faculty a staff members made the selectioi which included Doris Ellis: Wan< Jean Kercheval, Zanda Landei Anita McDonald, Ann Malcolm and Docia Schultz. Miss Ellis, the lone high school beauty among the selecteies, is a student at Woodrow Wilson High in Dallas, her home town.) A blue eyed blond, she will be escorted by Kenneth Hartman in ‘ D” Bat tery Field Artillery. A green-eyed brunette, Jean Kercheval attends where she is' a junior jojomalism major. An East Texas girl, 20- year old Wanda calls Marshall her home. She will be the W*k-«nd data of Bill T. Thompsort of "A" Chem Warfare. T. C. U. sophomore Zaiina Lan ders will be out to add an presalve Hat of honors. Wanda TSCW I to i. This 18- KSaLfsa? KS.JstW Christmas dance in San Angelo, and T. C. lU renre- ivl! Aggie gelo, an tea to the San Angviv. ■•■u.. \j sentative to the TSCW Festival. A Menard, Ti she will be escorted by of "A” Ordnance. Mias McDonald, a D„ „ la a student at North Taxi a College in Deaton. Anita Is a l blue-eyed brunette. Friday night will find her escorted by Tom Mabray of “A” Coast Artillery. An Abilene girl, Ann Malcolm, will be West Texas’ bid for the beauty honors. A student at Hock- aday Jr. College in Dallas, she is a l9-year-old brunette. She will be escorted by J. D. Hinton of “C” Battery Field Artillery. Another Tessie, Docia Schultz hailsj from Garland. A junior at TSCW, she is 19-years old. For the past two years she has been a model at the Cotton Pageant and has also done modeling for Sanger Brothers in Dallas. Her escort will be Lee Stainback of the White Band. Members of the group who se lected the six finalists were Sid Wine, D. E. Newsom, Fred D. Meyers, and Lambert Wilkes. Wise, a South Carolinean , Is As sistant Manager of Student Publi cations. Wilkes, also from South Carolina. Is a prof in the Ag En gineering., Department. Newsom and Meyers are profs In the Jour nalism Department and Engineer ing Drawing department respec tively. All four men are young and unmarried. At the Prom, these men will be assisted by Glenn McCarthy in picking the Sweetheart. All six Inees will be presented at the Intermission. A class "given the winner es gift by Mc Carthy at the final intermission. Tickets for both the Prom and the Banquet which precedes it are now an sale in each dormitory by junior representatives. Banquet tickets will be $1.25 per plate and Prom ducats will be sold for $2.50 stag or drag. Seniors with dates are invited to attend. Tickets to the Prom will bo sold at the door, but banquet tickets must be purchased be fore noon Thursday. No re funds will made be made on ban quet tickets after Thursday. Serving at the banquet will be gin at 7:15 p. m. Friday night. No one will be admitted after 7:30 p. m. The Prom will follow at 9 p. m. Pictures of the six beauty fin alists will be run in Thursday and Friday Battalions. Juniors who submitted pictures for the judg ing may pick them up now at ths Student Activities Office. Pic tures of the six winners can not be returned until tomorrow: Ramps I, J, and K of Walton Hall will be open for date* to the prom and to the Valentine Ball which followe the next night. Cost of such acconunodat Ions will be $1.25 and guest will be admitted to their rooms at 4 p.m. Friday. Muelc for the Junior Prom will be by the Aggleland Orchestra. Carlos Molina and his Orchestra will play for the Valentine Ball. to try for, other than a “B” aver age, after getting a B. A. degree. In the listings are awards and prizes open to every class, from entering Freshmen to the most ad vanced graduate students. A run down of grant-in-aid,for research Anderson Talks On‘Human Side Of Journalism’ By HAROLD D. GANN “In order to be successful, you have to be interested in people,” Andy Anderson, rov ing editor of the Houston Press, told a group of journal ism students assembled in the YMCA last night. The 67-year-old writer, who de votes most of his columns to the under-privileged and needy, told the group that the duties of jour nalism extend much further than merely writing articles. Discussing the human side of newspaper work, he said, “You’ve got to d« interested in humans in order to write interesting stories.” He stressed the necessity of mak ing as many friends as possible in order to increase the chances of! potential stories. Anderson stated that the writ ing field has grown into n highly competitive vocation, and “A per son can hardly get a job as a cub reporter if he doesn’t have & col lege education.” He Said that articles written in 1 simple, easy-to-understand words carried the greatest human inter est. "Do not make your stories fancy or flowery. Bring them down to earth, and still tell a good story.” Anderson continued, "A family newspaper has to be something that comes into your home like a friend to tell you a story.” Former sports editor of the Press for 22 years, Anderson first entered the journalism field in Pittsburgh, working as a police reporter. Interested in human welfare, the sportsman columnist used his influence in encouraging the public to contribute toward worthy causes. After writing a series of artii- cles on the Texas City disaster, Anderson was flooded with $170,- 000 that he used for rehabilitation in that city. “If a writer can feel that he has helped people," Anderson con cluded, "either through. his easy- to-read work or through some phase of human interest—that's what I mean about the human side of newspaper work.” Outstanding Grad To Get Watch ■ i The most outstanding graduat ing student in civil engineering, majoring in construction engineer ing, at A&M this year and each year hereafter, will be given 'a watch. -■ The award will be made by the Texas Highway Branch of the As sociated General Contractors of America, Inc. Purpose of the award, voted at a recent meeting of the group’s board of directors, is to encourage greater interest among in construction enr' to recognize the acl the year’s most outstanding dsnt. The student will be selected by a faculty committee, and the award will be made during the spring semester. The highway branch of the As sociated General Contractors In cludes most of the contractors of the state who engage primarily in highway construction. F. W. Hetldenfels, Jr., of Cor pus Christ! is president and Char les H. Newell of Austin Is sects- ! ' T I ' /: ! . ! offered by various commercial Concerns, and cash boosts for grad uating students winds up the award sections. The book's last few pages con tain the “How to be a Rock on the Campus” department. Qualifi cations are given for Town Hall Manager, the Ross Volunteers, yell leaders, editors of the various student publications, student sena tors, Who’s Who aspirants, and a number of other ranking, ..and sometimes paying student leader positions. The booklet Is neatly bound, typographically sharp, and con tains a brief foreword by Presi dent (Frank C. Bolton, which reads as follows:. “This booklet has been prepared so that you may know or the rewards offered by the Col lege to those who excel in scholar ship. It would be to your advan tage to study these offerings care fully and choose as your goal the one most nearly fitting your work and abilities.” j * And may we add, “And pick up a copy of ‘Key to Your Future’ to go in that other hand that isn’t clutching the text book.” Modisett Heads All-College Day Plan Committee Charlie Modipett, ag engineering major from Huntington, has been named chairman of the All-College Day Committee. The committee, consisting of representatives from the four ma jor school of the college was re cently organized to begin plans for the special day. Deans of tjio four schools, the Corps I&E Of ficers, and a representative from The Battalion are additional mepi- bers serving oh the committee. 1 Modisett is president of the Ag ricultural Engineering Society and a member ef the Agricultural Council. Joe Mullins and Johnhie Reeves have been named vice-chairman and secretary-treasurer, respec tively. Mullins is a physics major from Carrizo Springs. Reeves, a vet medicine student, is from Aus tin. Cleland Named Scheduling jof events and pro gram for the! day will be a com mittee composed of Frank Cleland, Douglas Freberg, Jim Hoban, and Dean Boyd. ' f Cleland has asked that all de partments in the college begin working on their programs and egJ hibits for the: occasion. Each de partment is requested to turn in an outline of its proposed program or exhibit at its respective dean’s office. Deadline for turning in these outlines will be March 15, Cleland said. Norman Heffron and Otto Kunze were appointed publicity commit teemen for the occasion. Mullins and Dick Tumlinson will head the invitations committee. Reeves was, appointed to handle concessions, and David Rives will arrange for housing during the event. The “follies” committee will be appointed at a later date, chair man Modiset said. The committee will hold its next meeting Wednesday, February 8, in the conference room of the Dean of Engineering office. Writers Club Meet Is Canceled, Reset 8tu " The meeting of the newly- formed Creative Writers Club, scheduled for last night, was can celled by club sponsor Harry Kidd and a new meeting date of Thurs day, Feb. 16, wez set. Conflicting meetings of two of the student publications, The Com mentator and The Battalion, made it impoeeible for many of, the members of the club to be present, Kidd said, end the new date would allow time to clear the confusion of the new semester. over TCU kept the Frogs out of an undisputed first place and threw the same four teams who headed the list last week back into a verv slippery knot. SMu's shotmakers were as hot as the proverbial depot stove from the ;outaet of last night's fray. Fred Freeman and Paul Mitchell, although closely guarded every moment, hit all types of shots. The Aggies owned eai-1^ leads of 1-0, 2-1, 4-1, and 6-4[ in the initial stages of the games! Mitchell Counts Twlfe Mitchell counted two fMt-break buckets. The payoff then came when Tom Holm Was fouled!by Ag gie [Buddy Davis aipd given a free throw. He missed the cKirity ef fort so badly that it bounced i all the way out to the front of the circle, With all the other player* gang ed hiider the baskbt, Hqljm grub bed; the rebound and fireji a long hope shot. The shot hit djead cen ter, and the Mustang lead was in-, creased. [n The Cadets kept plugging de spite the uncanny shooting of the Muktang men. They pulled up at 13-J.6 with ten minutes [gone, on a pair of free throws ;by Wally Moon. Little Jewell McDowell scored on a rebound to knot the! count at 15-all. • jlLp Freeman promptly pushed the Oceanographist Price Addition To Department Dr. W. Armstrong Price of Cor pus Christi has joineid the hew Oceanography Department at Texas A&M College aiiq is teach ing a course in geological ocean ography. Dr. Price, independent geologist foj* 30 years, is a widely known authority on marine aspects of geology and : has spent many years studying the shoreline^ of Texas. A native of Richmond, Va., he reteived a bachelor’s (legree from Davidson College in 1909 and a doctor’s degree in gwilogy from John Hopkins University in 1913. Dr. Price has served ^he Humble Oil and Refining Company as di rector of a research project Since 1947. He conducted ju geology field course for A&M for six weeks during the summer Of 1946. His interest in thej marina as pects of geology begun in 1930 with a study of the i present and Pleistocene shorelines? 6f southern Texas, including the bhys and the coastal lagoon. < . !; He later studied the Pleistocene geology of the coast, lipcludlng the shorelines, fram Panuco, Mexico, to the Mississippi River and the Rio Grande delta, including the history of the coastal lagoon, La-' gunda Madre. Since 1947, he has been studying the gelogical history : pf extensive sections of the edasts Of southern Texas under u research project sponsored by Humble.' Dr. Price is the first of four men to be added !t& !the faculty in the Oceanography department by next September. Dr. Dale F, Leipper is head of fne department. Ponies hack in liront at 17-15 witfi a fandy one-hanper, however. In fhe last six minutes, of thj» first half, the P mies were shovel ing in 11 point# through the ef forts of Jack Jrown, Holm, ant* Mitchell- The Aggies, on the oth i hand,: could muiter only 6 points, ' ' xe Garcia, Moog, courtesy of half. rtasy and Davis. 5 So it Was 34-36, SMU, at Ov> ,lf.:l I : Little Mac Off * McDowell wnjji “off” last nlgbt iMicnuke of a llime shoulder, not because he wui closely guarded. The |ittle Aggie > star complained of the injury before leaving the hotej, I >u t hopef jt would ruspphd . to pre-game triaiment by traluer BiU Dayton. i It didn’t. Mc| to g^t off mos] oyroll wos Unable Of his shots. Ills 13.(1 average peg game was missed badly as he labbed only seven points. « ' !] MpDowell was removed from the game for the fifial minutes of play. Suhe Fight Back During this fjerior, Bobby Fann er,\llackie Miier, Eddie Houder, Garcia and Moon fought the Mus tangs with alii the pent-up fury of an Aggie team fighting to ire- main atop the*standings. But .the new two-minute rule, ruined any chances the Angles might have, had of catching up. \Vith five nfinutes to play, :the ‘ Aggies trailed jby only 47-43. They almost closed pe gap on three | oc casions in the ^second'half, pulling up at 36-34, 31-36, and 40-42. ! Officials caljjed ’em closer tjian in any game thfe Aggies have taken part in this. Jseason. The result wa* that A&M lost three of: its starters on foals—DeWitt, Davis, and Tumbow. I . Only 75 seepnds had elapsed in -the second h^f when Davis ja’tts thumbed to the bench with',; his\ fifth personal|foul. ilf when. Davis alii* This Fridays night will find: the Aggies playing host to Baylor it (See AGGIES, Page 4) / Delaplane Will Speak fn Mexico Walter Hjj-Delaphane, hjead of the econamicB department, has been aijked by the state depnrtmentlto lecture on eco nomics at ghe National Uni versity of M&xico, he announced today. T ” » : .The University of Mexico in Mexico City taiked our state: de partment to arrange for two [pro-, feasors of Economics to lecture there as part of -a program: for gri ‘ Lei pari of iraduate ntuslent* In economics, jectures wllll be In Spn ‘ * i Delapharje [leaves fo in Spanish. for Mexico I f'ity Fob. 1L and returns to :Col lege Station fhe 26. He is toigivo a series Of sjfven lectures on :“Li- ternationaf and Domestic Econo my” Professor F. Machlup of John Hopkins preceded Delaplane in the lectures. Delaplane was sent to Paraguay as a visiting professor in econo mics by thelstate department for a year and I half in 1B45-4&, ho said. He has| traveled and studied in South Ang-rica and Spain.:This Will be his lirst trip to Mexico, be concluded! m 4 J mm .4' ' SI ' I ! 4 VW Va$*v V ilk- President booklet, tton office t Frank C. Bolton looks throe “Th# Key to Your Future”, cn compiled and printed at (■ ■ ! • ; through n 1 edition of thin new -the college Infomiu- t’a suggestion. ( C