The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 17, 1950, Image 2

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" -H*. Battalion Editori j ' ■ • , i- - ! ' if Page 2 FRIDAY, 1 I! fee: « iRUARY 17, 1950 , f’ ' 4 u l[ ■ i : What Role die State Employee in Commii nity? . . . In College Station moat of its citizens Have asked themselves this question man; times: To what extent should a state em-' ployee participate in city government? For College Station that question is not merely academic. Most of the salaried peo ple here work for Texas A&M College, a state supported -educational institution. Their paychecks are redeemed with money from the state treasury. Because of this professional affiliation with the state,; does it then exclude a per son employed by the college from sitting on the City Council, or on any of the spec ial committees that are appointed from time to time? The Texas Attorney General’s office says, “No.” That office has been saying “no” for U years, despite old-wives-tales to. the contrary. This decision by the Attorney General is the only reasonable stand that could be taken- in a demicratic country. Though employed by the college, these citizens of College Station sjtill have a responsibility should vote and mmental affairs, mid be forfeiting d spruning their years the ac- rfessors, depart- employees have Bryan and l.o their community^.-am (take part in ill its To do otherwise their democratic rig it, demicratic responsit ility We have noted over tive part many of our ment heads, and polleg taken in local, state and regional civic af fairs. We have notec this with pride—that these men were interested in affairs be yond the campus, affairs of a nature other than acjademic. | j This is a way to tie the college and the community together. For neither Texas A&M College nor the City of College Sta tion could long exist without the other. Their interests arej identical; their pur poses should alwayjs be directed towards the same goals. A growing A&M College means a grow ing College Station) The employee of the college who is a resident of College Sta tion has both an institutional and a civic interest in this matter. * Muleshoe, a Lot in Common “If it were hot for A&M, Bryan (pop. 17,880) would be about like Muleshoe (pop. 1,327);. And what would Muleshoe give to much to do; there’d be ho Aggie speeders -else? The Bryan police wpuld have a college like A&M move in on them ? 1% appears to me that there are several hardheads in Bryan—and out at College— who seem to control the thinking of every one,” commented a Bryan businessman at a recent Retail Merchants meeting, accord ing to the Bryan Daily Kagle. That statement rases a question in our minds: What would it be like in Bryan if A&M College had been located somewhere tp run down and, would have to cate: The long distance be without fine) The merchants f to strictly local trade, telephone lines would never be overlooked and calls could be put through man inute. In fact, most all that is wrong witti Bryan would be re moved. And subtracting Muleshoe’s population we calculate that also 16,473 people. from that of Bryan removed would be l~ ; T : • Coachmaker to HRM Harry It ' The Ford Motor Company has deliver-, ed to the White House garage what is said to be the most expensive automobile ever built by the company. Tire cigarette light er, we are told, is gold plated and there is a built-in umbrella rack, not to mention other custom-designed items for the plea sure of the President. Nine other expen sive vehicles will join this joy-juggeraut of fabulous luster and luxury. The explanation is that the President pays only a nominal “rent” on these ve hicles, which are a part of “prestige pro motion by the manufacturer.” In short, The professor was amazed to learn, through various remarks, that Mary, one of his prettiest students, was disliked by the other coeds. — “Why is Mary so unpopular?” he asked one of the girls. ‘TJh, didn’t you know? She won last year’s popularity contest!” Ford becomes coachmaker by special ap- piointment to HRM Harry I. ry probably could also ee, if he would consent to, say, a very modest trade-mark sewed across the seat of his trousers. A Coca- Cola signature on dis hatband will get him his toppers without charge. Advertising coicessions on the Wash- would also raise a tidy campaign fund foii 1952. This would prob ably be better tha^i the proposal to trans fer surplus potatoes to (he fund.—The Dallas Morning News. Rosalind Russel married: Becaus spinster, and a sp: hors—a frozen explaining why she e before that I was a nster is What nature ab- asset. ! Kenneth L#. K: illusioned girls ai cause they were ichbaum: The most dis- those who married be- tired of working. +- I 1 The Battalidfn "Soldier, Statesman, Knightly Gentlemat" [ Lawrence Sullivan Ross, Founder of Aggie Ti adirions Nowh contribution* may be made by telephone (4-5444) or at t doodwin Hall. Claseified ada may be placed by telephone (4-5324) Office, Room 200, Goodwin Hall, .■ r • ■ The .Battalion, official newanaper of the Airricultural and Mechanical City jot Collcfce Station, Texaa, la publlahed five time* a week and circ ila Friday afternoon, except during holiday* and examination period*. Our tallon i* published tri-Weekly on Monday, Wedneaduy and Friday., Sobi jrnar.* Advertising rate* furnUhed on requc*t. j leal College of Texas and the c listed every Monday through Ouring* the summer The Bat- •fription rata 94.80 per school The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republi credited to it or not otherwise credited in the papbr and local news < ed herein. Bights of republlcatfon of all other matter herein.are also ration of all news neons origin reser Enttrsd u ncond-elaw matter at Poat Office,.'at College Stetion, Tcxac. under the Aet of Concrete of March S. 1370. Member of The Associated Press tented natfaaaQjr hr [ SerriM' Inc., at He* Chicago. Led Anaelte, and BILL BILLINGSLEY, C. C. MUNROE Clayton L. Selph ,.*• «... ■ Dave. Coslefct — —...............—...... Chuck Cabaniss..... .'......i : j. 1—........ John-Whitmore, L. O. Ticdt, Dean Reed, Otto Kunze. *T Today’s Issue John Whitmore,. Dean Reed. —4— -r!— ..X m ■mMteaaB^MSMhteMtetekte □aorta Chariton.. AMtetant Feature Editor Herman Oollob Amusement* Editor Sid Abernathy. Emil Bunjea. Jr.. Bob_Lane^ Cbee- Vltci IlcLllty, CJIUII -OUUJCTJ, , J9V*? AJCUi*. xseavw- ter Crttchfleld. Marvin Matuaek. B. F. Roland. John Tapiey, Bill Thompson,- "Rip” Torn, Whitmore. Ray WilHame, Bob Yount. .T . Neter and Feature John Jerry Zuber Writer* Larry Oliver^. , .Circulation Manater >< Yi.. Charlte Ktrkham..... Simmen. Jt. lUlph {• itzRB, Dean Jack Brandt. Jack Fontaine, Boh ...ij: '! ; Curtis Z dwarda. Sports >: ,j News Editor . Nows Editor .-J.. editorial office, Room 201, r at the Stuudcnt Activities I ' / Co-Editors Managing Editor Feature Editor Sports Editor News Editors '■ 1RMUN6 BIG BROTHER Srii ... vJ' feiSaaX,; 1st" Interpreting the News ... j Churchill Speech Spurs Washington By J. M. ROBERTS, JR. T Winston Churchill’s suggestion that another top-level attempt be made for an agreement with Rus sia has both the British and Amer- ichn governments Worried. The old boy obviously has seized on a deep - Seated popular re sire for peace to farther his par ty’s chances in the j British elec tions, and the Londan bookmakers shy the Conservative chances have tdken a sudden rise. : Not that Churchill is insincere, although he knows full well why Britain and the United States con sider it futile to seek rapproche- lUont through negotiation with Russia when he and Roosevelt Were handling them personally. He is hound to think, for instance, that things would have turned out iWtler at Potsdam if he had not hOon yanked away from the con ferences by the Brjitish electorate, leaving the allied cause in the hands of Attlee ar|d Truman, two new hands at thojwork. j Attlee, Bovin, Truman and the /Vo Registration Confusion Zinns Classification Found By DAVE COSLETT ( There are two fellows on this cbmpus who' cause quite a few peo ple a lot of trouble when it comes time for registration. It seems that they always find themselves in the riiiddle of a mix-up. r The only possible reasons could he that they have the same last name, they’re both Aggie-exes, they both work for the college, 4nd they both come from the same town. Temple. In fact, the two of them are brothers. Bennie A Zinn and Johnnie P. Zinn by names, they feel that ■ they owe some students who may have suffered from this 'mix-tip an apology. < Bennie is Assistant Dean of Men, an official charged with iounciling and helping in the sup ervision of non-military discipline. Johnnie lends a hand to student in regard to graduation plans. His Official Notice *f O T I C E FRKMEDICAL 4 PREDEN'TAL ~ STUDENTS I The Bulletins of Information and appli cation forms for the [ Medical College Ad mission Test to be ipven May J3. 1990, are now available at the office of Dr. George E. Potter, jPremedlcal-Predental Advisor. Room 13. Scjlenc. Hall. All pre- fhedlcal-predentat students who expect to aipply for admission j to the professional Schools In 1951 are Required to take this (eat or the follow-up test to be given No- Vmber 13. 1950. Applications for the May 13 test must be In Princeton, New Jersey before April *9. O. E. iPOTTER NOTICE TO CANDIDATES FOR ; GRADUATE DEGREES IN JUNE. 1950 All candidates for graduate degree. In June. 1950, must be regiutmt in the Orad- bate School tht. It la th. stu- ttent's responsibility' to both register and Check with i he nrnjduate School to ate that hl's record l» clear for graduation, both Scholastically and m every other way. This includes filling out a lequest for admlMlon to candidrtcy for the degree in, June. • The tammy is requested to assist their eludenls In meeting all those requirements promptly. TROTTER !! kTAiy^- BUI Hites .•... Photo Engraven Attention Aggies! ■ % T ■ ^ Buy your Shoe Polish at HOLICK’S BOOT SHOP We will tell you how to shine your own shoes HOLICK’S Boot Shop , North Gate CoHege Station Xj- ; La Fiesta Dine in Atmosphere of Old Mexico Delicious ... ENCHILADAS — TACOS CHALUPAS - TOSTADOS MEXICAN RICE TORTILLAS Many Other Famous Mexican Dishes Bryan’s Original Mexican Restaurant M M Survey Shows 1 ■ ■ v ,' f ^7 Liste te Bryan and Colle t Unawd By (iFX)RGE CHARLTON re Most College residents Station i the Bryan- don’t know what radio program they!are lis- - to between the hours of 4 toning - and 5 i: between the hoi the afternoon. We don’t hazard to ofi sonable explanation for rea- hour ce, but of radio program indiffen results of AAM’s small-scale sc Rat- nd the quel to the nationwide Hoo ing verify its existence be^ shadow of a doubt. 'Conducted by members of the Graduate market research class, the survey was made of residential telephone subscribers in the Bry- an-College Station Telephone Book American State Department have’ reacted quickly in an effort! to clarify Secretary Acheson’s re cent statement, which was origin ally interpjreted as meaning that negotiation! witli Russia is entire ly futile. | Now; they are empha sizing that the dohr is always o|>e n if Russia I shows any desire jfor agreement,! and the President thinks there might bp a time when a new mission to Moscow might do some good. Roth the BritiiMh and Ameri can administrations are caught between two situations. In one, they are sure, only the hard fact that Russia has gone her Hunts against solid world opposition will put her in a frame of mind to seek a modus vivendi, and the time when that will be a fact’has no), yet arrived. In the other there are an in creasing number of expressions of a desire by th? British and Amer ican publics that diplomats not rely too strongly on what might prove to is 1 fallible judgements in this matter, and that they keep probing constantly for an opening. official title is Assistant Regis trar in charge of records. Here’s what happens. People come here during registration and in due course of time, check at the Registrar’s office. Tp a certain number of these men a secretary says something like this—“Now just let Mr. Zinn check your credits.” The unsuspecting victim heads immediately to the only Zinnj of whom he has heard, Bennie, wjhose office is located in Goodwin Hall. Few of them are too happy to learn that they must retrace their steps half w-ay across the campus to the Registrar’s Office in! the Administration Building where they find Johnnie waiting to help them. Such incidents have been hap pening for three years now, and the Zinn brothers are getting a little weary of the sad taleii re sulting from the mix-up. So jot the following verse down in your memory book—it may save you a few steps next time you’re trying to legally re-establish your self in this institutnon. Here’s two brothers named Zinn, A helpful duet. But the pickle they're in Is just cause for regret With surnames the same. And jobs not glike, They give cause to a game That calls for a hike. To save you this trek And utter dispair, We all worked like h?ck To distinguish the pair. I • f ; So by these few words We are offering here, We’vej classed the two birds As regards their career. The had boys see Bennie, He's n counselor, loo. But for records, If any, John’II give those to you. FEPC Blocked From House Consideration Washington, Feb. 17 —i.T’i—By a 6 to 6 vote, the House Rules Committee Thursday refused to clear the hotly disputed ! anti-job discrimination FEPC bill for a showdown on the House Floor. The administration-backed mea sure would set up a fair employ ment practices commission armed with the power to prosecute em ployers, in cases of discrimination in the hiring and firing of Negroes and other minorities. Four Southern Democrats and two Northern Republicans voted to keep the bill “frozen” in tjhe Rules Committee, as it has bicn since last suinmer. Four! Northern Democrats and two Republicans voted to pend the measure to the House floor. With the tie vote, the! measure remains pigeon-holed sinjee it re quires jseven votes to clear a bill for action on the floor. | Parliamentary experts : Paid the two-fold results of today's Vote may be: 1. To further snag tlit« House legislative machinery, Which has already been jarred by repeated filibuster-type delays over the civ il rights question. 2. A possible delay of; mobths in tingl House action on'the ’mea sure. j . ■ ! It wins the second timij (n three week's that the committee has split in half on the FEIH) bill; On Jan. 24. thf vote was five to five. Chairman Sahnth (D-jlll.) told newsmen that administration lead ers wijll try to force a showdown in thel'House next Wednesday un der aj procedure sharply limiting debate. He seemed pessimistic about ; the chances^ HoWever. Voting against elearapee today were Reps. Allen (R.Illj), Wads worth! (R-NY), and Cox! (D-Ga.), Howard Smith (D-Va.)i Colmer (D-MiLss.), and Lyle (DjTex.). Thope who voted for j clearance were Reps. Herter (R-Mass.l, Browr) (R-Ohio), Delajpey (D- NY). Madden (D-Ind), jMcSween- ey (D-Ohio),* and Sabath (D-Ill.). '■'I ! steners ‘i 'i August, li!49. The sample con sisted of every sixth residential subscriber, adding up to a total of approximately 4()0 subscribers. In the actual process of con ducting the survey, the inter viewer called (the selected num ber, and If there W M ■« ans wer, he asked questions to fill cut his special radio liateneil questionnaire forms. If ther was no answer, the sheet with that special number on it was placed on the bottom of the pile, and the number was called again at a later time. Interviewers were asked to what program they were listening. Only 33 per cent knew the name oi, their program. Eleven per cent of those persons contacted were lis tening to Matinee Show Case, and the trials and tribulation of Por tia Faces Life dragged In six per cent of the radio listeners. The first question, naturally, was “is your radio on?” Result: indicated that there were defin- F itely more people not listening tc their rograms gen 4 and 6 p. m. daily. “The MmnM and ,6 p. m application of statistical tests to tn chan< Th were dally, isticaf ua with the conclusion that this preference for not listening to the radio could not be due to nee,” tpe report say*, lose people who indicated they listening to their sets were 1 tening to asked, “to what station are you listening?’' Thirty-three eir radios (ban listening be- Pdtato Supports Take Double Blow Washington, Feb. 17——The potato price support . program which has cost the taxpayers al most half a billion dollars in the last seven years took a double punch in Congress yesterday. The Senate Agriculture Commit tee formally voted 6 to 2 in fav, or of cutting out all potato price supports until strict controls are put into effect governing both their production and marketing, • Senator Lucas (D-Ill) backed this up by introducing a bill which would permit the Secretary of Agriculture to fix potato produc tion quotas on the basis of cithe bushels or hcres. If two-thirds of the potato growers did not vote for the quoth*, there would be/no price support M the crop. The proposed control* would ap ply to this year’s potato crop and «ll suhsequeiit ones. )t is esti mated that teg per cent of the 1!)50 crop is drtady in tho ground. Lucas said the potato program ha* resulted In n “scandalous sit uation” whiijh threaten* / to dis credit the government’* whole farm program. I Although he is domoci/atlc'lead er-of the Senate, Lucas said Jhe acti edaneither for the ndrryinlstratlon nodi th« AgrtculHure' Da part meat- "I am acting in the bciit inter- ert of the country am| the farm support program for 1 the basic commodities. ’ he said, j “Potatoes' are not a basic comn|iodity and should not bi allowed t(| wreck (he cptire program.” ! Congress' pas defineeji only cot ton, corn, wheat, rice, tobacco and. peanuts as Ijiasic commodities. , _ per cent of those contacted didn’t have the vaguest \ idea, ,\0f the relatively small number pf persons knowing to what iptatiop they were listen ing, there seemed tp he a prefer ence to KORA over any other sta tion. No real preference for local 'stations over out-of-towh stations was indicated by the surVey. Only six per cent of those con tacted knew who were sponsors ,of the programs to which they were listening showing that, radio advertising has not been too ef fective in this area. The last question asked “hoiv many persons are listening to //four radio?” In well over half the cases, only one person was listening. The average “listner- ship” was determined to be 1.6 persons. The survey reports made under the direction of Ralph C. Hook, Jr., assistant mr.rketing profes sor, concludes: “Although the lis- tenship to local stations left mucti to be; desired, the results should not bp considered to cover the ad- area of listeners made up f&M students. hile the results of this sur vey /are rather typical of radio liStpnership, they certainly indi- cat/ the possibility of creating greater, interest .in local station programs.” Bible Verse Veritly I say unto you. Whoso ever shall not receive the king dom Of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. —St. Mark 10: 15. LAST DAY L IHE flSSl MOWN PICTURE Of ITS KINO' ONE DAY ONLY SO DEAR TO MY HEART TF( HNICOIOH PREVUE SAT Mil Sunday lay e\ i r-. 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