The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 20, 1950, Image 1

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' i i 1 " ■•"i . CltyOt - Coll«g« Station j 1 : i ■ , j.' - • . r J ■ I-. Offlotal NmvMpaper Number 115 ance, Duke, Parade Make Busy Saturday Fat Cadets CHARLTON (fu«*sts began arriving for the “big- sionn, k "su ar- tra ipi -ab of fn] Nation** Top Gollpglate Dally NAS 1H49 Hupvpy| COLLEQK STATION “I never seen so much brass in my life." I That was the comment of one corps member Sunday morning af ter rushing through an afternoon and evening of varied activities including a. parade, concert, and dance in Sbisa Mess Hall. And he ’t far from wrong. There had n -assembled for this, A&M’s _ges£ social event of the year militarily, an impressive congrega tion of high ranking officers from generals on down. Saturday afternoon’s events got underway formally at 2:4S When the Ross Volunteers be decked in white uniforms, came to “present arms” with rifles for the group of military dignitaries on the front steps leading up to the corps area. The coi was then inspected^ Fifteen Gun Salute And at 4 p.m. *the entire ROTC unit, including Annex Fre8hman L units, marched onto the.Main DfUl Field. A 15-gun salute was fired, and the band played two foreign national anthems and the Star Spangled Banner. The French Na- tionaKAnthem was played in hon or of Brig. Gen. Jacques de la Boisse. The new Italian National . r r Anthem was played In honor of Colonel Umberto de Martino, 8h far as can be determined, Saturday afternoon was the first time the new Italian Anthem had been play ed In the United States. Then corps members dressed In white gloves, helmet liners, and awelteiTugly hot serge blouses marched past the red, wh|te, and blue reviewing stand filled with civilian-dlgiiltarles ns well as the military general officers Lt< (lea. Leltoy Lutes commanding general of the Fourth Army, wH reived the review, A grouji of stiectntors Including uarents and dates surrounded the field on three sides, Fallowing the review, honor guests, college officials, and their guest had dlaaer with the eorps iu Donrau Hall at (1 u.m. Guests were seated with various units of the corps. "Creel* Love Hong" Jluke Klliagton and, his Orches tra played n concert 14 Guion Hall at 6:30. Most remevhbered mo- ‘jpentiecame when Kay Davis, fea tured vocalist, stepptnl up to the microphone and mournfully sup plied her blues renditions. One in particular, “Creole Love Song/’ in which Miss Davis hums and sings her way through without the help of any lyric, was particularly haunting. Ellington played in his element—jazz, and 1 the audience " seemed to enjoy every hot note. Corps members, their dates, and Inspecting Teams Here April 26-28 Federal Inspection will be held here April 26/ 27, and 28 accord ing to a release by the Texas Military District in Austin. 1 The inspection team will inspect t h e conditions of government . property issued to the school, check the facilities for ROTC in struction and administration, ami i ry to find any deficiencies that I nay be overcome. Various phases of classroom work, small thctical problems, atades, and reviews will also be ' nspbeted. guests began arriving for the “big gest and best” military ball yet at 9 p.m. They entered Sbisa throug a narrow hallway created by pa titions and covered with olive arab camoflauge netting. Arriving on the dance floors danders could see two huge American, flags entirety covering the walls at both e: From ' the ceiling were long paper mache stream* red and White colors. Am ound the walls were hung of "about every country you heard of and then some,” gi person pointed out. Phosphorus Lettering Behind the bandstand, *, which “Duke” and the boys administering hot licks, was a backdrop on which words to the “Spirit of Aggieland” were pointed in phosphorescent paint. A end of the hall honor gu were provided chairs, carp palm plants, and their own I powl. At the other end r were placed more tables Tor othef spe cial guests. { In a large room just off the dance floor, tables and chairs had been set up for corps members and their dates. Down in the base ment, dancers were served [punch and cookies and were provided more tables and chairs. Thjs lat er proved to be one of the! most ance. during pne Inter- •f worthwhile arrangements yftt for nn overly crowded di Highlight during T . misHlon was the presents'll Jeanlne Holland and, the > Hweetheart nominees from CW. Each was presented a “«««', Hurlng other late sionS, records were played over nubile address system. e Ellington and hia Orches- •ovided I a varied assortment „ .ilsical concoctions, most of them j extremjely danceable except occasionally when musicians would slip into some wierdly syncopated arrangement. These latter ar rangements were mighty enjoyable listening, but not much good for daptifip. As time for the dance to end ap proached, James “Red” Duke, sen- i ea( j er> addressed the corps- their dates, and guests, were turned out, and the phosphorescent painted words to the “$pirit of Aggieland” appeared on the backdrop behind the band- standl Everyone sang the “Spirit,” listened to it played once on tran scription, and then filed out calm ly And quietly through the camo- flailgfe net-covered hallway. Emmett Ingram has won! $500 in a tionwide contest for his f place desjgn of an eight-family apartment building. He is fifth year architecture stud< from Fort Worth. Ingram Wins $500 or House Design jjldmeU A. Ingram, Jr., fifth year architectural design student, has 1 , won $500 in a nationwide stu- dent 1 contest for his first place wlqtung design of an eight-family, wood, garden type apartment Uulld- ilMj . - ’ j. liirles Estes and Don Jarvis, fifth year design majors, won Fall Grad Ha£ Jol> Writing Ag Stories Louis Fields, fall graduate, has iccepted a position with The Cat- ;!eman magazine. Hia work will ncludo stories about {southern ag riculture, Fields sold four feature articles a\ the The C'nttleman while he was i student In Agrlcultual Journal ism here. The Cattleman Is the official mbllcutlon of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers A»- toqiaildn. *, i-. Men of rank, brass and otherwise, pay their respects to the colors as they pass during Saturday’s cadet corps parade. From left to tight they are Maj. Gen. A. R. Crawford, Chancellor Gibb Gilchrist, Maj. Gen. D. W. Old, President F. C. Dolton, Maj. Gen. K. L. Berry, ..... " n. H. Dean M. T. Harrington, Maj. Gen. Ainsworth, Maj. Gen. H. Johnson, Brig, Gen. A, ft. Luedecke, Col Umberto de Martino, Maj. Gefi. de la Boi'sse, Louis Hartung, Rufus Peebles, and Col. Oscar B. Abbott. LocalMagFeatur’es Pretty Cover Girl honorable mentioh in the contest and will receive $f»0 each for their designs. Out of ten uwuinla given for de signs from students throughout the country, A&M student* won three. A first prize waa also given for a design submitted by a profes. pinna) architect. J The rumpetitioli was apohNoml »y the Tlember Iftitflimeiiiig Com* i >an.v uf Washington, D, 0,, an af* lllate uf the MWatlnual Lumber Manufacturers Aksurlatlun, Three tundred eligible designs were sub> ultted, retireaeutljig Ml states and Canada ami 9,50(1 runtestants. Ingram, a Fort Worth student s due to graduate In June, He s a former catlgt captain In the ilr ROTC, n dlstl|igulshed military itudent, member^ of the Scholar* ** “ ' “ Vol* the . , . , - . W ipent 32 months! In service In the Pacific theater {during the last war. . • The sponsoring company will submit the designs on a nation wide scale. “This competition is intended as a source of inspira tion to architectural designs,” the sponsors point out. The program which was opened in October 1949! and closed Jan. 15, 1950, “was Used as a regular design problem and the drawings which our students made were sub mitted in the competition”, Ernest Langford, head ojf the Architecture Department said. ituuent, member of the Hchol .ship Honor Society, the Ross \ inteers and past presldsnt of Undent Engineering Connell. By GEORGE CHARLTON ^ i • Although the cover ’ * month’s issue; of The' Agriculturist like thi? frontpieoe of one of our national fashion 1 publi- looks more cations, what there is to meet the eye (lovely Elizabeth McGeje, Na tional Maid of Cotton) *- almost serves to balance up the differ ence. ‘ i ’ : 1 T ■ More about her and the Cotton Pageant and Ball can ^be found In a center spread article with picture*. The etory offer* a brief sketch of the annual affairV his tory from the time is w£* pion eered Into existence by J. H. Mog- ford: Pictures show last years hall, king and queen, and pageant. Following its technical-type theme, the lend story of the Issue concerns squirrel farming. “By properly managing his tlmberlands, the farmer can make squlmjl rais ing a profitable' farm project," the article says. “A high per cent of punters depend upon squirrel Gordon Milne and Jeanne Oatner stare soberly at each other a* Phylis Arhos chats pleasantly with John Laufenberg and Sarah Puddy in a scene from “One of Those Thing*,” one of the trio of one-act plays to be presented by the Aggie Players in Sbisa tonight and tomorrow night. ' r . for their game, and the number of ; squirrels is steadily decreas- T Allowing the general precedent set of late by student publications magazines, the issue features an other story , on dogs. The Engin eer !did it with ap interview fitory wijth Spot; and the upcoming is sue of The Commentator features an! article on Moses, the drooling bulldog predicted “to lead A&M out, of the; football wilderness.” The Agriculturist’s story is,;how- >r. a good deal more enlightening rj either of the other two. “The purd Dog” is its subject. This id is “an answer to the prob- i of getting wild cattle mit of k brush." A history of the hits, glass eyed" breed is also ini'ltided In the story. A startling article, "A Menace To Health/' concerns the appear ance DDT in everyday ‘Tirade Aj milk". “The Conventional Type (See COVER OWL, Page 4) Cade tsT r ounce . t ,| ; j ■ j i. - 'i > j . . ^ j Owls Saturday For Third Win By RAY HOLBROOK The Rice Owls were the victims of the Aggie track and field team as the Cadets won their third straight meet of the year Saturday afternoon on Kyle Field, amassing 73 points while the Owls could muster but 49. \ Although each squad won eight events apiece, A&M’s victory came through its depth of capable performers who took 11 of the 14 second places. The Cadets swept six events and placed in all but the broad jump and the relays where only first was counted. Best race of the day was the mile relay with the blue and ♦gray boys winning by; a scant stride. The Aggies wire plainly shooting for the relay event, us ing three freshmen, and it; was nip and tuck all the way. Shaeffer initially brought in a; nice lead over James Hoff, but the margin was narrowed on the second lap with Jack Hudgins pulling pp on Dop Cardon. r Aggie Debaters v ^ Down Pointers Ag-Tessie Talks On Family Relations Twelve members from Dr. Dan Russell’s familyj relation class have been invited to appear as guests of the TSCW Sociological Society Club and Alpha Kappa Del ta at the TSCW Auditorium at 1“30 p. m.; tomorrow Bob Weynand graduate assist ant in the Rural Sociology Depart ment, will be n charge of the grotf. Fwfc Aggies and four Tessies will be chosen to appear on a pan el to jjiscuss patterns of courtship. This |h the third year that Ag gies are appearing on the paneb The A&M representatives oh the panel will lie chosen from the fol lowing group of students; W. 8. Price, Jr., T. M McCallum, A. T. Schmitz, W. F\ McNeil, C. W. Hents, A. R. Anmnson, R. H. Gregg, Roliert Lee McGlasson, W. A. Bromard, H D. Cain, F. W. Moon,' and John Buchanan. In ‘Y* Saturday Varsity debaters Dan Davis and James Farmer defeated the traveling West Point teatn of Gerard Schopper and Frank Watson 3-0 in the YMCA Chapel Saturday. The question was, “Resolved; that the U. 8. should nationalise her basIcHnon-agrlkmlUiral Indus* trlesi" Fariibq; and Davie, taking the affirmative side of the argu ment, showed how private owner- ship of Mtich Imhixtrle* as coal has resulted in drastic strikes, forcing many people to spend a cold winter, and throwing other workers out of work, "Under government ownership these work stoppages and short ages could; be alleviated by govern ment planning to eliminate the nver-enpltallsatloh and labor sur plus that Is the root of the work stoppages," Farmer told the au dience. Personal Initiative HHfled The West Point cadets retal iated by pointing out that politics and beaurocracy Inevitably entar Into any government agency, and that personal initiative would be stifled under government owner ship. . j "The spirit of competition is one of the things that has made America the great nation that ahe is today,” concluded' Schopper in his presentation speech. Girls and Inspiration In a lighter vein, Watson shew ed the audience a photograph of his girl friend back in Tennessee and quipped that he carried the picture around “to give him in spiration.” A&M’s Dan Davis promptly got up and introduced his date, who was sitting in the audience, and Said, “She gives me greater inspiration.” Judges W. Hoggart, Allen Aca demy debate instructor; County Judge A. S. Ware; and The Re erend S. A. Watson “of the Bryan First Christian Church voted un animously for the Aggie | forem' ~ team. Joe Fuller, president of the Di cussion arid Debate Society, served as chairman for the-event. Billy Stephenson was time-keeper. Saturday’s meeting made the second consecutive win by A&M over the traveling Military Aca demy squad. Last year Farmer teamed up with Larry Goodwin to beat the West Point squad. Both Farmer and ; Davis are sophomores. Loveless Attends Meet At Fort Sam Houston Lt. Col. Sidney L. Loveless of College Station, has recently re turned from a meeting of civil ian chnirman of Army Advisory Committees at Fort Sam Houston. The Army Advisory Commlttaes meet with the army Commanders to help on army-civilian problems. Tom Cox, who won the 440 for Ip « third •tint, sending Red Brown off with Prlfls Flv* C»nu ilk Four lovelies, Thelma Balcar, Charlotte Williams, Missy Brun son, and Jo Ann Ruth, troop off the bandstand after receiving cor sage tokens at the Military Ball, Saturday night. They were among Aggie Sweetheart nominees presented du mission along with Jeanine Holland. Ricje in 50.6 with Aggie Inglehart second, caught and pass ed Don Mitchell during th, , sending R«d Brown 'kf They hit the stretch With Place ahead by a yard, but Brown had a kick left and won In 3:22.2. McGrew Take# Duel Vem McGrew won the high jump for the Owl* at fl’ 5 V after quite a duel with Bobby Davis and Don Graves of A&M, who tied for second at O' 4". '■ George Kadera In th« shot nnd ilIncus uml Red Drown for Rice In the 100 and UliO were double winners. Drown ran a U.M cen tury and a IllJI furlong with Uoh Hall In the 100 ahd David Tlcngst. In the 990 second for the Aggies. Kadera put the shot 40* W and threw the discus 1«4' 7" with Ed Hooker of the Cadet* second in the later, j / J. D. Hampton and Jim McMahon led sweepa for the Cadets In the mile and two-mtl# with John Gar- many and Jerry Boonan second In the racea. Paul Lerrtlng and Bob Hall showed the way In tT and low hurdles In IjL? Bill Bless was second in Aggies Upset In M0 li The Aggie half mllers pulled nn upset in sweeping their event with Alex Ortiz and Robert Allen fin ishing in that order over the Owls’ Hoff and Otho Byrd after a close race all the way. Tobin Rote took the javelin with Jack Simpson second,; and Ralph Grawunder led Rice's Ibroad jump sweep. Graves cleared 13j’ in the pole vault with Simpson second. Next meet for the all-victorious Cadets will be dual campetition in Beaumont next Saturday with Louisian* State Bengal* the oppoa- • : Vi v- ~ - ’ ■ I-' •'■rl I- ■ . . v , ;■ Hr Rose Bowl Movies Movies taken of this year's Rose Bowl game between the University of California and Ohio State wifi be shown in the Assembly Hall to night at 7:30 p. m., according to Deluxe Jazz Give, By Ellington Band By HKRMAN C. GOLLOB Jazz was presented in its most inspired and haunting form last Saturday night in Guion by Duke Ellington and his orchestra, a group of most accomplished mod ern instrumentalists in music. How the “Duke" ever managed to gather In such nn array of tul- ent umlsr^nne tent Is beyond us, Knch.lN-wM-only a finished mas ter of hi* Instrument nnd possess ‘Great Issues Hears Kellogg if f, chic mirve in ment dress tonight at 8 In the Chemistry Lec ture Room. The subject of his lecture will be^'The National and World Food Production Potentials.” He will give ' another lecture Wednesday night at 8 in the Phy sics Lecture Room on the sub ject, "Tropical Soils are Differ ent.” Dr. Kellogg is n world author ity on soil classification and its use. The American Soil Survey, which he heads, is recognized as a<j standard for soil surveys throughout the world,. He has served as president of the Soil Science Society of Amer ica, and is American vice president of the fourth International Con gress of Soil Science tp be held in Amsterdam, Holland, next summer. He is a native of Ionia County, Michigan. One Acl Plays Players Present 3 Tonight o profitable New York ly the New York cAsion to comment of the former, i Prime Ipfcirmality and pritnej values that in-the-round pi heatre-in-the-round will get its ial College Station trial at 8 Ight and tomorrow when age Dillavou’s Aggie Players present three one-act plays in this intimate,' experimental style. Although theatre - in-the-round is; a comparatively recent stage in novation, it has been enjoying iii- creasing degrees of fame all over the; country. : 1 [ - ] Dallas’ Theatre ’5<> and Houston’s Alley Theatre have put the exper- ' e use, and recent- Times had oc- on the success ,i„ fli timacy are the in « theatre- on. Seated in prize-fight ring style around a round or square stage which is practically bare of scenery, the audience is so dote to the players that the patrons can easily reach out and touch ahy members of the cast. 1 This proximiay of cast to audi ence is as taxing on the actor as it is intriguing to the theatre goer. Said one performer after his first try at circle theatre, “There were all those belligerent faces staring at me. They seemed to say, “Come on bud,, entertain me; say something funny.’ Then the ice broke and smiles took frowns. It’s terribly first. But, then! its is no doubt about audience reac tion here." ’>1 Millay, “One of Those George Kelley, and For the “experiment” director Dillavou has chosen three one- actors of varying moods: “Aria Da Capo” by Edna S). Vincent ” by HH mr Jearne dramatization of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women.” ! Casts for the plays will include C. G. Milne, Phyllis Arhoe, John Laufenberg, Sarah Puddy, Je Oatner, Roland Gaunt, Norton Mc Duffie, Jim Mahon, George Will- man, Chiiek Benshetler, David Mitchell, Rip Torn, hamson, J. H. Davis,. son, Lindy James, and ! or Vaden. There will be no charge for the plays; se acity will number 200. jd of extraordinary - instinctiv}; ‘feel” for music, but n gifted shov man with abounding “audlenc reaction’’ savvy, And what u shoi they put on—a show in which th pulsating Intensity and nudunchol passion of Jazz was relieved froi ■ time to time with broad and sla) stick comedy. Ellington acted ns his master c ' ceremonies, acfimnted for much i the humor with his *tmr|i, Midcun comment* between songs. He npei ed the show with "Plogrosshoi I J»*s." followed It with "Hh Wouldn’t Give In," h duo fcntoi lug buss plnyet'i Junior Itnglln on droll drummer Hid fat let), vThe proHram’s five ptndiirllnn iHimherM—'iHslory at .lass" iHimners~."msiary af Jass, "Opening," "Creale Lave Call, 1 eseerpla fram "Llherliia Hnlte, y of Elllaulan rT limed a ..kill, II. fUMMi ^ . sad • medley af ElllaKlaa i'ljaa lee were NlHged with nlmasl Killing wsm nn ta ramldoe with the la evoking the ifiwlred eft It took the Ellington three nib: ptes to true* the "History of Jaail In musical temw. Dixieland, Bb nln Street, Boogie Woogle, swinj bop^all were included. Even Gi Lombardo's jumpy belit, which hu fered ridicule by the hoys It)' th band: “Creole Love Calif • was an e otic numiier which was highligh; yd by songstress Ka>| Davis; bcai tifully moving and plaintive wa delivered- without words, half ofjl stage, half on-stage while Ivnb ing with listless grace against 1 stage wing. I M Every band member was give; a solo spot in '’"Opening.” Stamf r ing out in this number were trmtii ' bonist and bass saxophonist Johjn’. ny Hodges. i j A bizarre and compelling com-i ina ' uit and bass sax, handled by Ray! utr hination was found in Suite” i(i the duet between violui! »ss sa Tanner and Johnny Hodges, respectively. Tanner also, brought down the house with his' dancing buffoonery. EIHngtwh seemed tg be partieul arly strong in the matter of 1 Vodal ista. Kay Davis was » torch sihg er with an unusually pute am clean delivery. 0he held the nijdi enee enraptured with |"1 Cun Drean Can’t I,” and "Don’t Rlame Me.’f.u well as’the “Creole Love Call.’ ; Plump Eltie Sims'bellowed fqrtl with a couple of strident hymna a love, and tilind, vocalist Alber Milhi let his contra-alto stray: ef foctively, all over the scale some, times In sympathy with the kax; In “Lover Come Buck to Me" am "Summertim*.’’ “Pinkie" was the •f Juan R. Avila, to do the portraita sketch take* him abou P. L. “Pinkie’’ Downs iject on the campus for the artistic talents urist who la nq*r at the Exchange hes for students. The artiat ite, sepia or ire minutes. black and At a very recent aff-oapipus V parly during the early hour* otj the morning, a never-ending flow! of guests completely filled a Mnall; building rented by several students: for the purpose of a soclhl; get-j! 1 together. ' Jij As more and more couplcM -at tracted by blazing lights anil j sounds of merriment—wandered in 1 te join the throng, those already; present became much concerned about the crowded condition*. . K" Two musically inclined guest 1 * persisted in singing the popular ! song, "If I'd Known You :Were | Coming I’d Have Hired a Band.”! The hosts, observing a fresh ar rival of guests also felt--the need to raise their voices in song. They joined in on the chorus of “Hired a Band” and then added several seta of new lyrics. Notable among the new Verses was this gem: “If I’d known you 'were coming IMihave locked the door, locked the Door, etc., etf.”