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

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MARCH IS, 1050
More Support for the Twelfth Man
; The men who pushed and supported
the Campus Chest did a bang-up job. They
planned well, worked hard, and got re
sults. But fJhey missed one bet—they did
n’t ask the College staff to contribute.
The reason for this, we imagine, was
a desire to keep the Campus Chest drive
an all-student affair. However, since such
a drive ultimately benefits the entire col-
lege, we believe the staff should have been
given an opportunity to donate to the
CC treasury. We didn’t think of this angle
ourselves and we probably wouldn’t have
either until the other day when a staff,
member—an Aggie ex, by the way—walk
ed into the office, handed over a goOd-
sized check aind said, “Nobody came to
me for a donation so I thought you might
give this to the collectors.’’
The donator, who asked to remain
anonymous, suggested that other staff
members might want to contribute to the
Campus Chest if given an opportunity.
“We don’t hesitate to tell you when you’re
bn the wrong track,” he said, “and I im-
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just as anxious to
with you when
agine you’ll find we’
get on the band
you’re right.”
-J We like that attitude and support. It’s
the kind you respect, and it’s also good to
know that others besides students can see
a good motive behind the Campus Chest.
Officially, the'collection drive is over.
But an exception %hbtjiid be made because
the anonymous jdonator’s idea strikes us
as being A-l. The Battalion will be glad
to collect any donations to the Campus
Chest from staff members or students. We
feel free to make this offer because we
have the assurance of the Student Sen
ate that donations from the staff are high
ly ^acceptable. j’
If you feel inclined to give, mail yoin
check to the Campus Chest, c/o The ~'
talion. We’ll see that it’s turned in.
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And to the man, the idea and the ready
pen, thanks a million from usall, includ
ing the boy who will get the Twelfth Man
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Thoughts While Listening to This Weekend’s Debates
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No doubt many of you sat in on any
t'of the debates tht| past weekend got about
the same feeling we did—that A&M in
general and we in particular haven’t giv
en the emphasis to public, speaking that
\ should be given.
I i There are only two ways of conveying
abstract ideas from one mind to another.
One is by the written word; the other is i
through the spoken word.
1 We may be able to Conceive great ideas
r within our own mind, but until they are
given expression either by the written or
spoken word, these ideas remain locked in
us. And consequently they are of no bene
fit to anyone. «
'1 Accompanying the spoken word are
techniques in manners and expression that
- the capable and effective public speaker
employs. A pointed finger, a whisper
.that risas to a -shout, a facial expression—
these ’are but three of many techniques
.that afe as vital to the effective speaker
ds good form in any athlete is to the mas
tery of his sport. 1
. This form and effect is more “deve
loped” than inborn. Practice and more
practice jand more practice ; can develop
speakers the same as practice and more
practice lean develop better football play-
/ *.ers or trackmen.
! The curricula of most departments on
1 this campus contain but one speech course
Ir—a one hour attempt to give senior stu
dents the rudiments of public speaking
•and a bit of practice. Public speaking gets
one liqk at most of our students. If that
lick hits home, a fair, only fair mind you,
speaker is developed. If the lick doesn’t
connect, the man graduates from A&M
•with a professional degree but without
the ability to express himself before a
Afore courses in speaking, courses that
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give students practice, and more insight
into the techniques for effective speech
are needed here.
One way to improve this unhappy con
dition Would be to establish a speech
division in the English department, per
haps with enough sppech courses that a
student could major in speech if he should
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A speech division could offer more
cbiirees that students who didn’t choose to
major in speech could take as electives.
The number of speech courses offered
iber of speech
tally inadequa
adequate for students
speaking experience
now are total;
desiring to get mojre s
within the college icurr
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A&M has not attracted Its share of
students who posses innate abilities to
speak; they go somewhere else. Men who
do choose A&M, for their undergraduate
work in pre-law, or pre-ministry, or any
professional field that would require the
development of effedtive speaking abilities
are handicapped later whpn they are
placed in competition with men from others
schools which do emphasize public speak
These men from A&M must either
exert special efforts after graduation from
A&M to develop their speaking abilities
or they must enter fields where this abil
ity is not demanded.
Dr. Crane, our Religious Emphasis
speaker this year, was an example of a
master at public speaking. To watch him
speak was to observe perfection of deliv
This “past weekend, we saw debaters
developing their styles of delivery.
“There are many flowers that blossom
on the desert unseen,” a poet once wrote;
there are many ideas that blossom in
minds unexpressed, we may paraphrase.
The Battalion
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"Soldier, Statesman, Knightly Gentleman" f S';-.
Lawrence Sullivan Ross, Founder of Aggie Traditions
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John Whitmore? L- Tiedt, D|an Reed, Otto Kunze..
Otto Kunze,.;
John Whitmore
Chuck Cabanlss .
Today’s Issue
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JVewa Editor
-Acting Copy Editor
...Sports News
'curt is
Sid At
bwnathy," 'kin' Bernhardt
..City Editor
.. i.. k Acting Copy Editors
am Adkins, { BUI Batber, * -
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Bee. Bob Boyd. Chester cntchfleld.
Hicks. Marvin Matiur>ck. George
ee. B. P’. Roland, Waijtt
Tapley. BUI Thompaon, 4 ’Rip” Tora,
WtlUaiifc News * “
J!p Public
n<jl Feature Writers
and F<
echoo! Correepondant
.CipeuiaUOQ SUna«er
Charles Ktrkhain.
George Charlton..
Kerman Oollob. ..
Frank ~
Jar* Brandt,
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nvestigates Student Lift
The Student
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in, intcrvfew.
Battalion headline, Friday edition: “
Again With Clear Skies Slated
Sports Pay Tries
Letters To The Editor
(All 1 attar, to the aditor which ars algned by a student or employ
college and which do not contain obacana or Ubalooa material will be published,
sons wishing to baa* their name* withheld from pubUeatloo may requaet auob —
these names will not, without the
other than the editor*.)
Editor, The Battalion:
Last Tuesday, March 7, a pro
gram was presented at Guion Hall
[ for the benefit of the Campus
Chest. One of ^he attractions was
the showing of !‘‘We’ve N ever ® e ^ n
Licked.” We think it could be
called the feature attraction of
the evening. At any rate, that was
why we went.
But the film was censored and
we think that the best parts were
omitted. Specifically, some of those
parts dealing with the main char
acter’s 'life as a freshman were
edited and discarded.
Why wore these portion? cut?
Was is that since certain happen
ings were not concurrent with the
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. of the writer, be divulged to any !
will find a lot of support for
your complaint and you can in
clude us in it. Removal of scenes
depicting practices not now con
doned by the college failed mis
erably in its purpose if that pur
pose was to hasten the day when
such practices will be forgotten.
(If the college didn’t want
these scenes shown on the Guion.
screen the whole movie should
have been shelved rather than ai-
tempt a compromise which
insulted the intelligence
audience. Censorship ol
sort should have no place in our
college or in our country. As you
point out, “history is history and
cutting a few feet out of a film
won’t change It*’)
Committee of
rs (net on the
«ln this weekend. Its
time—ns H was two
age—was to inquire Into
of student life on the
ain It conducted sentvh-
ews, for only by
ing with Ml r
sons connected
with student
life can its
members gsin
• true picture
of our living
conditions here
at AAM.
This commit
tee has not at-
tempted to
reach any con
clusion regard
ing student life,
we know that to
be true. Its job
is to investigate, separate false
hoods from faets, and listen to
testimony from both students
and staff members. The commit
tee may be asked to ’present its
facts and findings to the Board
■' of Directors. It may be asked to
make recommendations for im
proving our student life. OF, it
may be called up to do not more
than it has already done—checkup
and student living conditions.
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We did not sit in on any of the
committee meetings. We didn’t
want to—although they • probably
' would have been interesting—be
cause the presence in the board
room of anyone other than com
mittee members and the persons
they talked to probably would
have hindered completely free dis-
SUnce we were not pig-
the meeting*, w* are not
‘ 'on to report on what
on ! engj
ske how
d. However, we are c
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greatly since the hectic
,ys of 1!)46 and 1947 when pcio-
here were undergoing
pie everywhere
the confusing process!
justment from wsr to peace. 'It
had to, for seldom in the history
of the college have there keen
darker days.
iTnis improvement is evident to
day. And, although the process'of
conference is sponsored 1 by
the Department of Business ftnd
Accounting, and chapters of the
Texas Society of Certified Pul lie
Accountants, chapters of the Con
trollers Institute of America, ohiip-
ters of the National Association
of Cost Accountants, chapters of
the Institute of Internal Auditors,
Texas Society of Accountants,
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present Basic Policy, they had to ,
be removed to promote more fav- • K( | itot , The Battalion:
ornbli- uronucamiii about the wav rr.i__ _
arable propaganda about the way
life at A&M should be?
These thing? that were cut out
might be considered insignificant
to outsiders, but to Aggies these
historical fact? #re very important.
The picture ^presents (or did)
the true history of traditions that,
existed then.
History is history and cutting a
few feet oulj of a film won’t
change it. ; i
A. J. Tjhorpe 52
jpe Price ’52
(Editor’s Note—We think you
Geneticist Back
From Carolina
Dr. I. W. Rupel, head of Ihe
Dairy DepaijtmentL and Dr. R.
R. Shrode of the Genetics Depart
ment recently returned from the
annual meeting of the Technical
The editors in striving to make
the Battalion . more newsworthy
are to he commended. However^ in
their enthusiasm they have cijme
up with onb\ particular article
that stinks.
It is in Herman C. Gollob’s (ml- !
umn “The Night Owl,” The run- <
down on the state's beat night.ories
is fine, and of possible value toi all
readers. On the other hand—.j
Without a feeling of animojuty
towards Herman or any of the Ag
gies he mentioris I will express my
opinion about the article “Ftiol’s
Names Fool’s Faces,” it stink?. It
is strictly Louella Parsons, Hedda
Hopper, and high school stuff. That
type of journalism we can do with-1
out in the Batt.
On this campus where there
is a “date” story to tell, is i in- ;
terestingly told, and it reaches
the ears of all who might be in
terested. Why don’t you leave
coverage of gossip to our bull
sessions and direct Herman’s Tal-
committee of the Southern Region- ent to m ° re . Pnntworthy efforts ?!
al Cattle Breeding Project held at „ 0 Guevara 50.
Cattle Breeding Project
Clemson, S. C. j on March 6 and 7.
The purpose of the meeting was
to review the different phases of
the work being carried on by the
participating states, according to
Dr. Rupel. The theme, he stated,
was “breedihg! better cattle for
the South.”
Acording bo Dr. Rupel, the pri
mary objective in their work is
to improve the milk producing
qualities and to improve the abil
ity to withstand heat of our dairy
cattle. In Texas, the work being
carried on is crossing Brahman
females with proved Jersey sires.
The female progency of this
cross will be mated to other
proved Jersey sires and then, de
pending upon results, a breed will
be established.
A Control group of Jersey fe
males being mated; to the same
proved Jersey sires is being kept.
Bible Verse
tor by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that not of
yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Not of vforks, lest any man
should boast.
—Ephesians 2: 8-9
P. S. On the other hand, as I
mentioned,-"the coverage of the
joints is good poop.
Veteran Records
Still Incomplete
A few Annex veterans have not
yet been in to fill out a perman
ent record folder, the Housing Of-i
fice reports. This matter must be
taken care of as soon as possible,
the Housing Office representative
Meen in the veterans barracks
that have not registered their
furniture numbers with the Hous
ing Office are also urged to do so
Positions Opened !]
In Civl Service l
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Vacancies in the position of
Bank Examiner at entrance sal
aries ranging from $3,100 to
$3,826 have been announced by
the U. S. Civil Service Commission,
Employment will be with the Fed
eral Deposit Insurance Corporation
in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico,
and Arizona.
Advisory Board
OKs $1,000
Gift to Center
At the request of the Memorial
Student Center Council,! the Ex
change Store Advisory Board will
recommend to the Student Life
Committee that $1,000 he made
available for the Student Center
special events program, Septem
ber 21-23, I960. This was the de
cision of the Exchange iStore Ad
visory Board at its meeting last
Thursday. |
To be taken from the. Exchange
Store profit fund, the money is to
be used to create interest in the
Memorial Student Center when it
opens unofficially at the begin
ning of school in the fall.
The Board also recommended
that Carl Birdwell, manager of
the Exchange Store, contact a
used book buyer to buy books
which are not salable to the Ex
change Store. For the past two
years such a program has been
sponsored by campus organizations
which have received from the used
book buyer a percentage of the
total purchase value.
The Advisory Board meeting
was in the Office of the Comptrol
ler, Members of the Board who
were present were Tom CaHmub,
F. W. Jensen, Ernest Langford,
Lloyd Manjeot, J. C. Miller, C, G.
White, J. J. Woolket, and W. H.
Holzmann, Comptroller and chair
man of t))Le Board.
The next Advisory Board meet
ing is April 13.
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Wayne Stark Speaks
At Camera Club Meet
* J. Wayne Stark, Direct©? of the
Student Memorial Center, will
speak at the Camera Club’s next
Accountants To
Meet April 27
The third annual Account
ing Conference will be held
here! April 27-28. D. C. Hig
ginbotham of Port Art*
chairman of the confen
High-ranking men ih thi
of aeci
improvement may not yet
piste, so much progress ha* beeh
made without changing our basic
way of student life that thu fu
ture look* brighter than
of Port Arthur! is
talks and lead
ounting and business
Dallas Petroleum Accountan
Texas Association of University
Instructors in Accounting.
The first session will be Wld
a 2 p. m. April 27. President FJ. C.
Bolton will give the welcome ad-
dress. 1 J
R?lph Harrison Galpin, partinjer,
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Arthur Young & Co.,' New York,
will!open the scssiop, with a tydlc
on “Progress in Accounting Pro-
cedUrda;” J. F. Stuart Arthur,
partner, Lybrand, Roam Bros. ?nd
Montgomery, Dallas, will discUas
“Progress in-Auditing Procedures.”
E. A. Krucks, partner, Haskin
ind Sells, New York, will (lvl|ver
tho principal address at the ban
quet at night He will talk on
"Currant Profcsalonal Problems,”
ARM la a unique school. It*
problems, because of that unique
ness, are Involved. But the extra
effort required to solve our prob
lems la not In vain. We say that
because we firmly Iwllcvo the
men who coma to A&M directly
from thie high schools of tihe stafte
receive something here that thpy
cannot get in as full a tqeaimrc at '
any other college or university jin
Texas. We refer to the opportun
ity for leadership.
This opportunity is available in
many activitie*# We have an ever
growing club and scholastic frater
nity program. Our intramural
sports schedule is one of (he na
tion’s largest. The relatively new
and increasingly respons "
dent government setup offc
chances for leadership. Ai
cade? corps, ; constituted at is ■ it,
A&M provides almost ur limited
opportunities for leadership not
available to such a degree in any
other school in the state. i
Wie | are confident the board’s
Student Life Committee 1 fouSqd
the student leaders in the campus
clubs, intramurals, studer t gov
ernment, and the corps are, with a '
very few exceptions, carrying out
their duties in a mature and! ef
fective manner for the bet ,erment
of the ecollege and the smdeirite.
At the same time, the mcn : in
these hundreds of positions of l?ad-.
ership open to every stuient at
A&M are enhancing their q|wn ?du-
cation by being able to l?ad jand
work with men while lea
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meeting, Monday night ih
35 of Physics building at .
Art Howard, president, announced.
g at 7:30,
Stark will discuss the function
of the Photography Club in ..the
new Center. The new equipment
and dark room lay-out will be dis
cussed. !• -.]
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