The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 13, 1950, Image 2

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FEBRUARY 13, 1950
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A Theater-Ownfer Accuses
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The Battalion watt accused last week el
refusing tb accept advertlaing fyom a local
drivo-in theater. The accusation was true.
What is more, we will continue to refuse
to accept advertising from this theater aa
long as it is written in the same tone ac
the one given us last week. We are within
our right to do this for the_ Supreme Court
The Rattal
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Second, we bt
intention is not
picture service fc
campus competit
Third, we inf
that, with public
editor on Jan. 1!
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Ueve the theater owner’s
to secure better motion
r Aggies, but to eliminate
on for his own place of
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trmed this theater owner
ition of his letter to the
, we were not interested
> has ruled that a newstpaper does not have
to accept any advertising which it does not
wish to publish.
; The readers are familiar-with the pub
lic statements of this particular theater
owner, f, The ’ Battalion has previously
published one of his .Guion Hall “advertise-
> ments” and a letter he wrote to the editors.
Basically, the ad w^ refused to publish
last week contained the same statements,
with some new “suggestions” to students*,
which his other ads contained. He has
since urged students to write to The Bat
talion asking why his advertisement con
cerning Guion Hall was being refused.
For the benefit of this theater owner
as well as for our readers, here are the
main reasons we have refused his ad.
First, accusations aud Implications con
tained in his ad in our opinion should be
made to the college administration or the
state auditor and NOT through The Bat*
Characters at Wheels of Automobiles
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Some wit once wrote, “I always judge
a man by the way ho drives an automo
bile." And the statement Is a pretty good
criterion. j '
i. Ever stand on a street corner and
swatch the characters pass by in their
'cars, displaying every breach of traffic
etiquette imaginable?
Some of these drivers are in a hurry
and don't care, how offensive they and
their automobile become. They drive in
to an intersection without the slightest re
gard of who should have the right-of-way.
They speed around cars in heavy trafficj,
and take crazy risks just to pass one car.
Then there’s the man-driver who de
lights in expressing his superiority over
women drivers. He beats them to inter-
^seetiotts, bumps their cars while waiting
for traffic lights to change, and upon the
light change immediately blows his horn.
These actions are certainly not held 1 by
our society as being the things to idd.
Rather they are
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“There’s a rumor there’s enough coal
left in the ground to furnish John L.
Lewis with strikes for the next 200 years,”
quipped Arthur-Godfrey-and picked up by
Columnist Earl Wilson.
“As labor is the common burden of
x... our race, so the effort of some to shift
HT theii/ share of the burden on to the shoul-
, .ders of others is the great durable curse
Em ^f the race.” -■ J j /. j
Great Issues
Milton §>. Eisei
Kansas! State
the ILthl presi<
College by Pern
His protherj
qf Columbia Un|versity.
— Abraham Lincoln
The Battalion
~C. "Soldier, Statesman, Knightly Gentlendftrt'
Lawrence Sullivan Ross, Founder of Aggie Traditions
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The Associated Prcsa ia entitled exclusively to the uae for repu
-t credited to it or not otherwise credited in the paper and locul news
ed heroin. Rights of republieation of alUother matter herein are als^ reserved.
plication of all news dispatches
of spontaneous origin publiah-
Entm-od u neond-elaM natter at Peat
Dffla* at ColUc* Station. T«*a», under
the Aet of Consreu of llarlh S. 1370.
Member of
The Associated Press
Represented natlonallr tor National Ad*
tV Be erica Inc., at New York CKr.
>. Lao Anyniat, and! Ban Eraneiaao*
Clayton L. Selph j. j....— —4
Dave Coslett - —..4^
Chuck Cabaniss...
John Whitmore, L. O. Tiedt, Dean Reed. Otto Kunze .....
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Frank N. Manitzas
Today’s Issue
George Charlton...
Herman Oollob. .
... Assistant Feature Editor
.Amusements Editor
Charles Kirkham...
Frank E. Simmrn. Jr
Sid Abernathy. Emil Bunjes. Jr.. Bob Lane. Ches
ter Crttchfleld, Marvin Matusek, B. F. Roland,
John Tapley, Bill Thompnoh, “Rip" Torn,
John Whitmore, Raiy Williams, Bob Young.
Jerry 2ubcr....... I New * and. Feature
Larry Oliver .Circulation 1
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Roger Coelett. Curtis
Ralph Gorman *
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Hardy Boss. John
Fontaine. Bob
i is writings. With
iccepted that let-
tten the under-
wish to remem-
News Editor
...LiAetinff Copy Edlto#
Sports News Editor
Brandt. Jack Simsbury.
. Hancock, Bill
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....... Sporta Feature Editor
. Harold aann.
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Ale* Munrue.. . .Cartoonists
1 . Photographer
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in printing any more of
that understanding, we
ter. Either he l|as foi
standing or he does nol
ber it.
The accusation made by the owner of .
the drive-in theater was repeated in a
Bryan newspape •. In the story there were
veiled hints that The Battalion was being
“told” not ta p iblish this particular ad.
We would like t > clear this up, too.
This paper i; edited entirely by stu
dents. In several years of working for The
Battalion, neither of the present editors
has ever been told to publish or to with
hold or “play dqwn” any story. The same
is true for advertisements. They alone
made the decision not to publish it. And,
so long as they ire editors of The Battal
ion, they, alone,] will make any future de
cisions on this ojr any other matter which
involves what w|ll or will not be published
in The BattalioA.
contrary to what we con
sider good manners.
Why do some people (not a majority,
but an irritating minority) indulge in such
reckless and abandoned driving behavior?
Can it bo frustration with the world? All
through their Ilives, when standing on
their feet, they [are subjected to rules of
etiquette. Whoh, during those brief per
iods under the wheel, they have the oppbr-
tunity to do the opposite of what their con*
sciences tell them, they seize the chance
und make the most of it.
Maybe a hidden element of tyranny
enters into the pelligetant driver’s think
ing. He i$ suppressed all his life, except
when he bcomej|B a driver. There he can
exert his Will ovbr others, or have a wreck
in the attempt. >
The nbxt tine yoju’re standing on a
street corner, watch, some of the charac
ters thabdrive automobiles, and ask your
self, “Wiy are | some of them so unman
nerly at the wfieel?” • f
speaker of last spring Dr.
Ihower, then president of
liege, recently was named
t of Pennsylvania State
State’s Board of Trustees,
ight (“Ike”) is president
Charles W. Lawrence: The bars may
have to be let down on atomic information.
The authorities^ are running out of people
to keep it fromJ j
ho editorial office, Room 201,
or at the Btuudent Activities
| Nows contribution* may be made by telephone (4-5444) or at
joodwin Hall. ClaaRlfiod ad* may be placed by telephone (4f5324
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The Battalion, official newspaper of the Agricultural and Mecha deal College of Texas and the
City of CollaRe Station, Texas, in published five times a week and cl culated every Monday through
Friday afternoon, except during holidays and examination periods. Durings the summer The Bat
talion is published tri-weekly on Monday, Wednaaday and Friday, Sul scription rata 14.30 per achool
ynar. Advertising rates-furnlshed on request. 1,1, . ■
Managing Editor
Feature Editor
...4 Sports Editor
; News Editors
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It has long been a grave
question whether any
government, not too
strong for the liberties
of its people, can be
strong enough to
maintain its existence
In great emergenciei.-
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House Survey
I Made for Next
_ All College Day
He 9 s Casey Jones
Of The Toy Stokers
Tliiere were no toy electric
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eer. of
|nt Sta.
the lar-
jnly spring wound loco
and such as that,” says
A. Zeller, sanitary engin
the Engineering Experime
tion. Zeller has one of
gestf collections of toy
trains ip the Country.
So when the new mechanically
operated locomotives came out as
a wonderful boon to the children's
toy industry, he wanted one. But
he Couldn’t do something i>bout it
Until four years ago when
he be
gan the hobby that would tjomeday
be a source of never-ending fascin
ation to little boys and girljs.
Hp had his attic conversed into
a large room where he cou Id prac
tice his hobby. Now half the floor
space of that room is taken up by
electric trains and the- equipment
that goes with them. The other
half contains n wnrkbem|h and
lathe with which he mukas parts
for the trains.
And periodically,[ the little man
with the moustache! und a friendly
smile holds open house (for the
youngsters—boys and girls who,
like himself, for one reason or an
other* could not have an ■ electric
train. He turns thei contml board
over to his young visiters and
lets them manipulate his 2U pieces
of i”rolling stock” f over |the 200
feet of track;
“They get a big kick nut 'V/
he says. “And besides, such us thii "
is good for kids. It givCs them
coordination of hand and eye.”
It’s no easy trick to mnjt the
Official Nest ice
the of
Student Identification Cards
made for this semester npw may
be picked up at the office! of As
sistant Dean of/Students,j Bennie
Zinn, in Good\yfn Hall.
In order to ^ferrftit students anjid faculty
to attend services in Gupon Hall 3ind in the
Ann^x Chapel during the annual! Religious
Emphasis .week. Classes will be [suspended
apei du
jthe fhain campus according
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following schedule:
day & Tuesday, Feb. 13 & 14 —
, 1/ 10 to 11 a. m.
Wednesday & Thursday. Feb. 15 & 16—
11 16^12 a.m.
Friday, Feb. 17—9 to 10 a.mi
Classes will be dismissed at the annex
accohiing td the following schedule:
Monday. Feb. 13. 9 tb 10 a.mi
Tuesday & Wednesday, Feb. :14 & 15,
10 to 11 a.m.
Thursday A Friday, Feb. 16 & 17. 11
to 12 a.m
Dean of the College
The Bulletins of! Information hnd appli
cation forms for the Medical College Ad
mission Test to be given May j 13, 1950,
are now available aj the office of Dr.
George E. Potter, Premedical-Predental
Advisor. Room 13, Science Hall ! All pre-
medleil-predontal students who I expect to
apply for udfnlMHlon to the pi*ofeKNlonal
achojols in 1951 are required to, take this
test or the follow-up test to tie igiveu No-
vmbltr 13, 1950, A ppl lent inns fojr the May
13 t*at must be in riinceton, New Jersey
before April .0. V
. All candidAle* for graduate jtegrerN In
June, 1050. must be regtstred in|the Grad
uate Be bool this eemeetr It I* the atu-
dente responalblllty to both register and
cheek with the Graduate School to nee
that his record la clear for gradujitton. both
acholBfittcally and in every other way Thla
inHude* filling out a tequeat for admiaaion
to candidacy for tho degree in 4une. This applies to cannlnil
Th« faeuity i* rsfeuMUS to iiifirXU M r'mttstpr i) fiegret' as Well
promSiV“ m **" ng 411 ,h *" M ? ulr * m,nu oMstcs for the bachelor's
30 turnouts, or switches, on the
control board and avoid trouble
on the traqks. But despite the
skill and coordination it requires,
Zellar says, casualties atnong his
equipment are relatively few.
“Some times the youngsters for
get to throw a switch and cause
a train to ijerail,” he says, “but
it’s seldom anything serious.”
The 12 by 16 ft layout for the
trains does not include the usual
scale houses, trees, hills,; or land
scape in general “I’m in i the min
ority on that” he sayd.
train enthusiasts spend
much time perfecting thei
cry as perfecting their engin
Included other than his Num
erous box «|ars, tankers, lumber
ears, milk fears, and cattle cars
are also !) engines. Th& engines
are bought by Zeller. Ijm perfects
them himself. y j
“If I don’t like tJie- way they
work, 1 just change/(hem,!' he says.
Willman Named
President Of
Aggie Players
Newly elected officers of
the Aggie Players who will
assume their duties for the
Spring Semester include
George C. William, President;
Charles Benshelter, vice-president;
and Polly Marsters, secretary.
Two members have been added
to the Aggie Players. They are
Mary Eleanor Vaden and Phyllis
Arhos. Both are recent graduates
of TSCW and now reside in Col
lege Station.
Try-outs for three one act plays
to be sponsored by Student Activ
ities will be held in the Music
Hall on Monday, Febi-uafey 13, be
tween 4:30 ar)d 6:30 p. m.
George J. Dillavou, dirfector, also
announced that the plays will be
presented in; the Grecian Style.
All Aggies, faculty members
and their families, and women
from College Station and Bryan
are, invited to try out. Anyone un
able to attend the try-out at the
scheduled time riiay arrange for
a try-out by contacting Dillavou
through the English Office.
Plans are being made fop a ban
quet at which those Aggie Play
ers eligible will be presented keys
for their past work with the or
Degree Applicants
Request ed to File^
Applications for degrees to be
awarded at the end of the spring
semester arc now being aceented in
the registrar’s office, according to
H. L. Hoatan, registrar.
All studeijits who cxpeict to com
plete the requirements for a de
gree during the current semester
should call by the registrar’s of
fice ut their earliest convenience
and file formal application for the
This applies to candidates for
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Heaton said.
Approximately aix hundred
and ninety-five beds will be
available to houne prospective
students and other male vial-
tom on the A&M campus dur
ing the All-Collogc-Mother's Day
week-end, David Rives, housing
chairman, told the All College Day
Committee at a meeting last Wod-
nesduy evening.
Approximately ninety-four beds
will l>« Hvitiluhla for dutes and oth
er female via I torn, Rives contin
ued. The women will Ik- housed in
Walton Hall. All male viaitora
should be requested to bring their
own linens and toilet articles since
there will be no charge for their
rooms. The rooms for the female
visitors will be furnished, and con
sequently there will be a slight
charge, Rives concluded.
Charlie Modisett, chairman of
the All College Day Commit!
appointed a committee which w/
be in charge of the “Aggie Foil]
/production this year. The commit
tee consists of Karl Wyler, Frank
Cleland, David Rives, and James
Hoban. Wyler was appointed as
chairman of this commj,
The All College Day Committee
decided that programs for the'
week-end should bje' sold for a
dime a piece in order to coyer
printing costs. /Frank Cleland,
chairman of the'program and sch
eduling comrryrtee, reported that
the prograny would probably con
sist of twelve pages including the
two covers: The .committee decided
that 7,0p0 or more copies should
bti printed, j j J l i
The/deadline for turning in a
comjwete outline of [the events and
exhibits planned by each depart
ment is March 15, Cleland stressed,
hese program outlines should be
/turned in to the respective Dean’s
offices as soon as possible.
Chairman Modisett asked that
all ,sub-committees for All-Col
lege Day begin wferking immedi
ate. The next mcefeing of the All
College Day Committee will b«
held Tuesday evening at 5 in the
conference room of the Dean of
Engineering. it]
Examinations For
Jobs Announced
Joseph L. Phillips, executive sec
retary of the Civil Service Com
mission, announced examination^
for positions of Soil Conservation
ist and Engineer trainees. , •
Entrance snlerles range from
$2,■150.00 to S2.876.0Q. Employ!,
mont will be With tlw Field Head
quarters of the Soil Conservation
Service in the states of Texas)
Oklahoma, anld Louisiana.
Application forms may lie ob
tained from the post office; Exe
cutive Secretary, Hoard of U. Si
Civil Service Examiners, IJ. Si
Department of Agriculture, 4fl4
Commerce St., Dallas 2, Texas;
or from the Regional Director,
Ninth U. S. Civil Service Region)
New Federal Building, St. Louis
1, Missouri.
Places Second
* The A&M Meat Ju
Team placed second wi
total of
Judging conteat
the redent
; Five teams
meet, representing v*
leges and universities/througl
the nation. The Aggie team w
defeated by the Oklahoma A*
team with a total jU 2,906 poini
The msn representing AAM woi
uglas Wythe, Glenn Kolhmumi,
ohn Sugarek, and Humbei
yea, alternate and O. D,
■, assistant professor of Animal
usbandry, team coach.
Other members of the team who
Went to/thc meet for practice blit
did MJt actually participate in the
Reyes; Ed Latheih,
Weyerts, and Joe Bonnot.!
ohn Brannon of Oklahoma
&M was the highest individual
icorer of the contest with iwl
ut of a possible 1,040 points,
ythe was high point man on the
ggie team and fourth in. the
eet with a total score of 879
ints. Kothmann placed sixth with
72 points and Sugarek tenth with
44 points.
In judging and grading of dif
ferent classes A&M won first In
llamb judging, second; inpork judg
ing and beef grading, third in
iamb grading, and fifth in beef
After the contest, the teams and
heir coaches were honored with
banquet sponsored by Swift and
Company. At the banquet, high
anking teams and individuals
re re presented with ^ awards.
Staff Members
Leave on Tour
M. K. Thornton, extension/agfei-
feultural chemist and Dr. L; jC.
Kapp, associate professor, depart
ment of agronomy, ^vill leave ^o-
day on a tour that ^ill take them
lo Land-Grant Colleges in MisidilK-
(ppi, Ohio, Illlnais, Ipwa and Miss
ouri. i i;
! Director G. G. Gibson of the
(Texas Extension SeiVico made the
jinnouncemont and says tho pOr-
boae of the tour is [ to gather in
formation on soil testing programs
being conducted in tho a hove
named States.
j Rome changes nrej being *p1anno<l
rot* this program fn Texas nlml
Gibson says the information iynd
fexporlonec gathered from other
(States should bo viery helpful (in
guiding the work in! this State. |
f Thornton und Kapp are expected
to rotufen to Collegia Station about
er Praised
Fdr Action To
Hj re Hospital
Jack B. Miller, ’43 ho»;gain-
ed recognition recently M be
ing the key factor in making
the San &ba County Mem*
orial hoapital a reality. Miller*
who is County Judge of •ai» Baba
County and holder of th# Brons*
Stef, thus adds to a number of
military and civic accomplish*
Following his graduation-from
A&M, Miller went directly into
military sorvice. entering OCH ut
Camp Hood with the rank of cor
He wae graduated with th«i rank
of Second-Lieutenant and wa* sent'
overseas in February. 1^44.
An infantry soldier, Miller! wop
the Bronze Star and brought dis
tinction to himself and his mien by
leading, the first patrol to ; cross
Guam. He was promoted to first
lieutenant - and took command of
the 77th Reconnaissance Troiop on
le Shima. While on Okinawa ho
was made a Captain.
After receiving his discharge!
from the Army, Miller attended
the University of 'Texas I Law
School where he received the-bach
elor of law degree in January
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clude being chairman of the Texas
Rural Roads Association, presi
dent of the Hill Country County
Judges and Commissioners’ Asso
ciation (33rd Judicial District),
and he is a member of the execu
tive council of the association of
Former Students of A&M. He is.
a member of the San Saba Junior
Chamber of Commerce, Lion si club
and American Legion, and i* a
partner with his father in! tho
ranching business.
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February 28.
La Fiesta
Dine in Atmosphere of
Old Mexico
Delicious . . .
Many Other Famous
Mexican Dishes
Bryan’s Original *
The banks of Bryan and College Station
will be closed Monday, February 13,
1950 in obaervance of Lincoln’s birth
day, a legal hohday.
First National Bank
City Natjional Bank
First St^te Bank & Trust Co.
College Station State Bank
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