The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 23, 1950, Image 1

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-T-’ fV o' *1 City Of College Station Official Newspaper : ' v -‘ • ■' • ■ l ■■ ',' l i ■ ii v. • ■ ’ I '■ i — ' 1 i 77ie Battalio PUBLISHED, //V T//Z INTEREST OF A GREATER A&M COLLEGE 3E STATION (Aggieland), TEXAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1950 /: \" i? Nation’s Top Collegiate Daily NAS 1949 Survey I:;;' 1 «Volume 49: \ Number 95 Price Five Cents / Late Wire Briefs - \ •' •. -• / • . \ I I j 23—(/PV—Tlie Ford, Motor Company Hill halt hoi i production operations Friday and Saturday of this of Its Detroit area prod week because - of the coal nesday. ition, the Company announced late Wed- Galveston, Feh, 23—UP)—bids will be opened Feb. 28 on a contract to extend the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Feeder Channel to the land' locked south Texas cities of Harlingen, Rio Hondo and San Benito. Alexandria, Va., Feb. 23—H/£)—President Truman delivelred a stinging denunciation of Communism Wednesday as an armed and “a modern tyranny far worse than that of any ancient em] If force is necessary, he said, we stand ready to use force 1 bat the “deadly attack” of those who would destroy freedom. Describing his message as a “straight from the shoulder” talk on V. S. Foreign policy, Mr. Truman left no doubt his remarks were aimed directly at Russia and her satellites. * San Antonio, Feb. 23—tn—In its first annual livestock exposition, San Antonio Wednesday set three new world’s price records ahd es-j tabllshed a 100-year trophy to be presented to the grand champion The first was set when MHroy Schneider, 16-year-old Seguln t-H boy, was paid $8 a pound for his 225-pound grand champion Barrow.; Schneider sold his pig to Joske’s of Texas, a local department store, for $l|806. _ The second record was set when Robert Pape of Fredericksburgh received $3,379 for his champion fat lamb. Richard Frederich, the auc-i tlon chairman, personally bid the $3,100, which shatters a record set when the' Houston’s show’s grand champion brought $3,600. 1 . . h NeW Vork, Feb. 23—-UP)—A Navy officer says flying saucer^ were seen over the White Sands, N. M., proving grounds for guided missiles last year and he thinks the discs are space ships from another planet. The officer,' commander Robert B. McLaughlin, writes in the March issue of True Magazine that saucers were seen at White bands in April, May and June, 1949. 1 ’ Oh one occasion, he said, two small saucers chased a Navy tucket. The Air Force has called discs hoaxes or misunderstandihgs of natural phenomena. However, McLaughlin, identified by the magazine as a; naval ordnance and guided missile expert, wrote in his article: M ■ “I am convinced that they are space ships from another planet, operated by animate. Intelligent beings.” Weekend Parking Now Legal in Streets, Lots Students may now park their cars on College streets and in employees lots from Saturday af ternoon at 1 until 2 a. m. Monday. " This over-tho-weekend packing privilege was granted In a letter front the office of the Dean of Students received yesterday by The Kattullon and several student and faculty officials. The ,change In the ruling was wade by adding the phrase "ex cept Saturday night” to the cur rent regulations, published on page f7 of the College Regutn- tiona.'' ” New Rending The corrected regulation now rends as follows: “Students ttiny park their vehicles on College streets and in employee lots after 5 p. m. on Monday through Fri days, Saturday afternoons, and all day Sundays. Cars_must not be parked in place’sT other than their 7 assigned parkimj? areas after 2 a. m. each night; except Saturday night.” .I- , / ' V" ^ , The change W;as made at the request of the i Student Senate Traffic. Committee, Assistant Dean of Students Bennie A. Zinn said, primarily for the benefit‘of stu dents in Mitchell, Leggett, and other dormitories located some distance from their parking areas, j Fewer Tickets It will enable them to park in front of their dorms without get ting tickets early Sunday morn- tJ AFS Ballots Due by March ! In Council Race Ballots for the election of council members for the As sociation of Former Students must be completed and re turned to the association post marked not later. than 5 p. m. March 1, according to J. Sayers Farmer, chairman of the nominat- > ing committee. Any ballots received after that time cannot be counted according to the by-laws of the association. The nominating committee, nam ed by President Louis A. Hartung, _-i ’29, of Sun Antonio, met on the jt campus Jumiury 21, and nominated 82 men^for the ,council. Every former student whose name Is on the list of the asso ciation has been mailed an offl- i clhl ballot, said Farmer. In nn official announcement, Hartung urged every former stu- dant to vote in the election. Hervey, McQuillen Visit Corpus Exes J.*B. “Dick” Hervey, executive secretary of the Former Students Association and E. E. McQuillen op the A&M Development Asso ciation were guests at the meet ing of the Corpus Christ! A&M Club Tuesday. , Hervey, has been ,giving reports on the activities of the - Asso ciation of Former Students to -j A&M Clubs in various Texas towns. . - . ' , I ■ t During the month of February he has talked before Aggie-Exes in Waco. Dallas,' Burnet and Cor pus Christ!. ing when many students Are re turning from Saturday night trips, Zinn said. <*] j iii 1 Members of the Senate; Traf fic committee which made the re commendation are Chairman Jod Fuller, Tom Calhoun, W. E. Fori sythe, Bruce Thompson, add Bob by Sykes. ,1 Cattlemen to Hold Ball on April 22 i The Cattleman’s Ball vjrill bo held April 22, "Doug” Ffeberg; general chairman, announced to4 ? day. One of the top western hands in the state will play for the af fair, he added. The Saddle and Sirlqirt iClub will sponsor a duchess at the; ball. She will be selected from pictures submitted to the Animal' Husban dry Dttoartment by members of the club before March‘1. Cl lurch W omen Observe World Day of Prayer t The World pay of Prayer will be observed by the College Sta tion Council of Church Women in a serv ce at the Presbyterian Church, Friday morning: at 10, according to Mrs. F. L. Thomas, chairman of the Spiritual Life Xommi ttee. Mrs. O. G. Helvey will lead the service: which are for alii denom ination::. The [College Station Council of Church! Women is a chapter of a world wide organization that be gan in 1887 when women of in- dividuajl prayer groups of differ ent faiths joined together for a day of I prajlerj I In 1|919 the women of | Canada joined the groups in prayer and by 1927 sjo mjjuiy . requests to parti cipate had come from other coun tries that the first Friday of Lent was formally declared the World Day-of Prayer. On this special day, these coun cils of jeburch women try to tackle local |^robl?mS and make the church; a positive influence in the community." A special offerine is another important part of World Day of Prayer. The money collected goes into six i special projects, three at home sjnd three overseas. | The ; significant feature of the three* ijn the United States is the fact that with out the financing from World Day of Prayer groups, they could not continue, for they have t^o other substantial source of support. TTiej ministry to migrant farm labor ip this country is one of the pfojectjs supported by the prayer groups! It now operates in twenty- three [states providing religious, recreational, educational, and counseling services for some 2,- 5QO,OO0 people to whom jiome is where crops are ripe. TWo-thirds of its operating budget comes each year from World Day of Prayer offeringit. The other two objects df World Day o? Prayer giving in the mis sion fisld are the religious educa tion work with Indians ini govern ment schools and special i literacy undertakings bn the Navajo Re servation; and a venture to guide Nogrb ministops and wombn lead ers toward church-cento red com munity development In pliintatlton sections of thd South. In foreign missions, the bene- ficiarids of the American offer ings ape eight Christian colleges for wdmen in the Orient. Christ ian literature for women and chil dren overseas, and ©foreign stu dents in America. The tasks of administering the World Day of Prayer falls to the office of the United Council of Church Women in New York. Each year the, program for the service is written out a year jn advance, A:. #4 Aviation Cadet Fred L. Wattlnger, former A&M student, receive* instruction in radii: from Lt. A. H. Goertna YYaru. Wattlnger Is a member of (’lass finally Air Bust', base. Land Program Funds Run Low Bascom Giles, chairman M the Veterans Laud Board Tufrtdby is sued nn “informal memorandum” to the 51st Legislature) j] balling attention to the necessity of ex panding the $25,000,000 Veterans Land Program at the next regu lar session. office ’icient fully ' ©ri- Within a short time thb will have received a number of applications obligate the total $25,000,1 ginally authorized by the jeonsti tutional amendment, Gile« said Approximately 5,000 veterans will have been.taken care of with many times th^t number desiring to participate in the program, he add- ed. j Giles said the office, with its limited personnel, is processing an average of 10 applications a day while it receives the applica tions at the rate of 20 i>e r day. The Department lists 1,600 farms and ranches that, have been appraised with approximately 72 per cent approved for the con tract price, §00 "purchases have been completed at an average price of $5,750, an average of $52 per acre including improvements. Wrist Watch Found On Football Field! ■ ■ !■ . i ■ A man’s wrist watch was found on the scrimmage football field last Saturday during the Maroon and White scrimmage. The person to whom this watch belongs is requested to contact Stiteler’s Office in order to iden tify and claim the watch. in time ; for copies to be mailed to the ninety-two countries and translated into the sixty lang uages. : Sinde 1930 it has been the ens- tom for the program to be pre pared by women of different na tions. This year’s program was prepared by Michi Kawai, a Jap anese Christian educator. ■ Future Aggies Get Scholarships Buenos Aires, Feb. 23—UPl— Four scholarships for Argen tine students to attend the Texas A&M College were pre sented to President Peron yes terday by 15 members of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs. Tomorrow they will go to Santiago, Chile. Seniors Set Etiquette Talks, A series of lectures and demon strations cm etiquette and sd customs will be sponsored by the Senior Class in March, Bobby By- Clothing Show :T- *** j****’**-■*>*'. mi <*# ^ Ok- m : swr <0M «S * >«**»** , r: » 4^ This ts the Rangerette Line, the fifty-girl march ing group that makes up the column formations of the Kilgore Junior College Rungerettes. They will appear, along with the Kilgore hand, Kyle Field, March 4, for Sports Day. Sis Struts Her Stuff Forty-five Tessies to Sing In Guion Concert Saturday ington, class president, sttid last ■night. : [ .j . Preliminary plans for th|e series were outlined at a class piloting in the YMCA Chapel. A new feature of the dtiquette course this year will be a special showing of the latest trends in men’s clothing, Byington said. “Foley’s in Houston ha« offer ed to put on a show for us that will include everything from a Tux to a T-Shirt,”, he said. “They even said they would include some professional models to give us an idea of what the women are wear ing.” The models will team with a group of about ten Aggies' to put on the show, Byington said. The Foley's men's clothing show will be in Guion Hall during the latter part of March. Two Phases ( The lecture and demonstration series will be divided into two phases. The first, together with the men’s clothing show,] rtill be [Open to all students and ! student wives. The second phase will con sist of ten minute lectures given By JOHN TAPLEY * Fortji-five golden voices of the TSCW modern choir will grace Guion Hall Saturday at 7:15 p. m. The choir is under the direc tion of Dr. William E. Jones, pro fessor of music at the Denton school. Admission to the program is thirty cents. Some of the finest talent at TSCW goes to make up the choir. Variety is the keynote of the pro gram which is designed to ap peal to all music lovers. Every thing from classics to modem music is included. Further diversity is given to the alj Tessie program by vocal and instrumental solos, trios, . and duets. Miss Loyce Miles of Atlanta, Ga., will act as mistress of ceremonies. The choir has received praise wherever it has gone. It has been presented all over Texps and in several other States, frbm Beau mont to El Dorado, Arkansas, Once before at A&M the group drew a capacity crowd and was acclaim ed as a fine musical organization. Lady Lou Terry, a senior, is as sistant conductor. She has worked with musical presentations since her freshman year. Clementine Neighbo, of Memphis. Tennessee, is choir manager an]l sings lyric soprano. Mary Anna Watson who has been with the choir for two sea sons is accompanist. Featured with the choir are three instrumental soloists. Misses Joan Loerzel, Wheaton. 111., pianist: Carolvn King, Little Rock Arkansas, flu tist; and Winona Perkins, Evans ville, Ind., violinist. I Dr. Junes has adapted the choir to trends of the Mae by developing nn idea unique in this area in combining technical A&M Prof Judges Dairy Cattle Show Professor A. L. Darnell of the] Dairy Husbandry Department is in 1 San Antonio this week judging the dairy cattle exhibit of the^ San Antonio Livestock Exposition. J. W. Ridgeway, former head of the A&M Dairy Department, is secretary and general manager of the show. D. T. Simons of Fort Worth is superintendent of; the dairy cattle division. The Jersey exhibit will be ; judged today, with approximately 192 head competing for the; awards. There are about 30 Hol-> steins and 55 Guem&eys to be judged in those* two divisions. This year’s show is initiating! San Antonio’s new coliseum. Ac cording to Professor Darnell this! is one of the best dairy shows to be held in Texas this spring. features of radio, movies, and speech arts with the music. Stress is placed upon develop ment pf the Individual rather than the group. Traditional choir robes have been discarded in favor of modern evening gowns in an; ef fort to stress the individual person ality and induce an atmosphere of personal freedom on the part of each singer. Members of the choir are select ed for their vocal and music ability. In addition to their spring conicert tour and <|ther performances, the choir has .gained a laige radio audience through concerts over the air. Joint sessions of the Texas legislature have heard the ehpir, and so have high schools all ojrer the state. Dr. Jones, the director, ! is known throughout the state as a director and lecturer. He was four times president of the Texas As sociation of Mupic Schools jand twice president! °f the Texas Music Teachers ; Association. Music presented by the choir is chosen for general audiences of the Southwest. Lounge Groups Hold First Talk Tonight at 7:30 The initial meetings of the dormitory discussion groups sponsored by the YMCA Cab inet will begin tonight. Intro ductory in nature, the meet ing* will be conducted tfith an eye toward getting acquainted and analyzing and clarifying the questions urrising from services held during Religious Ertiphasls Week. ] Unlike last week's group slons, these discuaSl only one hour. The o: the meetings is flexible and by seniors in the military sci classes. . Six topics wilf he discusseq in the first phase by three lecturers. Mrs. Fred Smith, Mrs- R- M. Sb* ‘ wood, and Wendell Horsley, direc tor of the Placement Office, ivilf deliver the six lecturers open; to the public. They will speak on;(1 f '' Behavior, the Key to Success, :(2') Proper Introductions, (3) Visit! the H° me > (4) What Makes a come Dinner Guest. f5) Interv! for the Job You Want, and ; Consideration of Others." ' 1 ; The need for a course in social customs and etiquette was explain ed to the Senior Class last night by Horsley. The placement director also, helped , Bvim, make arrangements with Folp Duchess Selection All seniors wRb„ wish to make nominations for Senior Class duch ess to the Cotton Bull must sub mit pictures of their nominees to a selection committee, the class decided. Several alternate proposals i for selecting a class duchess were ad vanced, but a vote showed -the members in favor of the picture submitting plan. The committee week, Byington members of the seleciion -tee will be announced this Syington sjHd. |.;.j Class* Gift r •j^ • The class voted to add a maxi mum of one dot]ar to the price of invitations to!'the Senior BinJ: Dance to raise ,! money for: the class gift. i Byington said every effort would be made to keep the addition ah low as possible., and in no ease would it exceed the one ddliar maximum; I. ; A request bv class for Rer- mlssion to sell photographic Cou pon* in tho dormitories waa tpm- ed down. Bylngtop reported. Mon ey for the coupons was to have been added to Ihp class*gift fund. Suggestions for raising : tho money in some iother way Were solicited at the meeting. The 4<ldh ♦ Ion to the invitation price was then offered and; approved. hour they are to he held |nay changed to meet the needs of the group. Tonight's meeting^ are Scheduled for 7:30. The following..m n schedule of Where the leaders will be during the five week-series: Lounge Dorm 2 Moudy. I Lounge Dorm 9 Revj. 0. G. Helvey. ; i.'. j ■/ 1 Lounge Dorm 15 (jr p.m.) M. L. Cashion. Lounge Legett Rev,[Robert Sneed. Boof; File ». ! t Plans; for assisting , Beniors Ih selling their boots, bqot pants,: anil other uniforms were announced by Byingtoh. A Set |of Index card files wl|l bk*< established in the Cadet Guard Room in the near future. Seniors Rev. James wishing to sell jfoy Item of their uniform! at the ml of the school Lounge Hart Norman Anderson. (8 p. nri.) Rev, T CC Picks Duchess Miss Nancy Naylor has 1 been chosen the/ Bryan Chamber of Commerce rtiuchess for the] Chi ton Ball and Pageant to W held here April 28. The announcente|nt , came from N. L. Kelley Jr.j shc- retary-manager of the Chamber. year may Hat khese articles: hy ■ k lllii - _ a J ^ size in the appropriate flips. Juniors who /wish to buy : anv of the articles can then coasult the file* for th'p name* of ;-mep having uniforms: and boots j for sale. A system'of dating the csrds will he used to eliminate duplicit- Mon, Byington said after the meet- ..—I N No Dean’s Team Here? Loretto, Pa.—UP)—Both DUm and Smart made the Dean’s ihon or list for the first semester at St. Francis College today, j Honor students include ; Leio Dumm and Leo ■ 8m%rt. \| ■j ~, # ■ A L~, •: i: 1- Texan One Of Coal Crisis 9 Key Figures By TEX EASI.EY Washington. Feh, 23—i-Tl—A quiet-spoken little Texan has been one of the key figures in the coal crisis, although his name seldom gets in the papers. A native of Gonzales and n for mer Texa* state senator, Welly Hopkins is! chief counsel for the United Mine Workers and sits at John L. Lewis’ side in talks with mine owners and government mediators. Now in his forties, Hopkins came to Washington in 1936 as an attorney with the Justice Depart ment. His performance in hand ling the government’s case in the Harlan County. Ky.. coal field troubles a year later led the UMW to hire him as the union’s top lawyer. He lives in a colonial home in .pearby Alexandria, Va., not far from the 150-year-old, two-stnrv white frame house owned by his big boss. From Their Perch in the Loft Competition, Companionship, Coffee Help Mold Future Aggie Architects By ROGER COSLETT A ray of light steals forth into the darkness, its source a window: in the loft of a building hidden in shadow and standing like a tower ing giant on guard over the sleep ing night. ' A shadow flicks across in front of the light and a cry of despatli sends its'shrill note echoing Into the stillness of the night. A mur der? No. Not even a mystery. It’s just another architecture stu dent bewailing his fate from hla perch in the Academic Building. In the light of day this lofty perch would present a different picture entirely. Crowded onto thta fourth floor haven for the idealist are scant accomodations for a department that has an en rollment of over 400 students. And this figure excludes landscape de sign and industrial education ma jors. The Department of Architec ture which waa started in the early 1900’s aa a part of the En gineering Department on the top floor of the old Administration Building, has an eleven-man staff. Ernest Langford, who has head ed the department for the past 29 years, has watched an humble beginning ment that can hold any on the campus. it grow from into a depart- its own with Second oldest employee of the department is Miss Willie Belle Johnson, a "mother" and source of inspiration to many of the depart ment’s students for the past 17 years. , She is justly proud of her pos ition a* head librarian over the department’s 3,500 volume li brary, which has been praised a* one of the finest and most com plete for Its sice in the state. A favorite with all students and exas, she was able, with the help of these thoughtful students; to start her own little staff kitchen In one of the library store rooms. This kitchen which furnishes! the staff with hot coffee, got its Start about ten years 1 ago when some students supplied it with electrical appliances and brought with them ingredients for niaklng coffee. The friendly and likeable Miss Johnson has developed a keen in terest and knowledge of architec ture and its students. She believes that architectu: cou: beet college. jj Speaking of her students, says, “The boys do a let of work and are usually they are The Bryan bom and raised Miss Johnson receives from the students an unlimited supply of gifts rang ing from flowers to apples. She is ity tq oe a 'homas A. w instruc- t, puju it, me ipek of e ana us students. »ne Deneves t architectural students have a rae that provides them with the t background 1 possible while In J " ' of her at _ joys do a if they are good they !y very good; If not, usually Indifferent* * - an almost unlimited source of de partmental information. ; As unique as Miss Johnson is likeable are the students who ma jor In this field. Originality and inspiration are a necessity tq be a good architect. Aa Thom Bullock, u ‘49 grad now ting in the department, “Inspiration can overcome artistic talent and acts as a slim ulant to hidden talent.” Bullock gives the solution to the late lights that beam forlh Into the night from the afehi- tect's roost when he explained that architecture demands con tinued competition between!stu dents. And you don't have to be to like this continued competition. Jane Renghofer, the department secretary, le assuring when she speaks of the congeniality and high intelligence level of the de partment's students In her year-of employment with the department ahe has. developed an enthralling interest in contem porary architecture. To obtain a degree in architec ture a student is required to spend five years in study and least three months in a : chitect’s office for field i The field that awaits the _. is large and opportunities talented graduate are i Of these graduates a many remain fct Texas and the few that do migrate, according to MIns Johnson, are good tvhhre- ever they go. Borne graduate* go Into industrial design, some Into city plannllik. A few gi> to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for further study. It is not ''all work and no playf’ for the undergraduate though. Each year they Sponsor their Ar- chitectual Society’s Annual Be Arts Ball <well known oa the ABAB Ball). i Here again thjiy vie with; other to see who can conceive most original costume. This year’s theme was bnw<«i oh the recent mid-century iHsue of Life zlne . ' < ! , In past years &SABAB featured themes such as ithe gay nineties, Axtec cities, military scenes] slid barn dances. j . I [’ ABAB. Each year they ~ — own Christmas car their hold ment cards competitions architecture as a J the pallaa Chapter df itttute of Archt it requires the a large city to of in the state the University of: I