The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 05, 1950, Image 1

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Two of A&M’s four new water
wells haVe been completed and cas
ing was being set In the third
one Tuesday, according to T. R.
Spence, _ Director of ' Physical
The first well was pumped to a
maximum test of 700 gallons per
minute, lAit has been fitted with
t a 460 gallon per minute pump, and
the second well will deliver 360
gallops per minutb, which is about
one half million gallons per day.
“The quality of the water from
’ bdth of these wells is of the same
> excellent quality as the water from
the City of Bryan and the Bryan
Field wells,’* Spence said. “This
water contains only 300 parts per
million of total dissolved minerals,
which is very pure.”,
$20,000 Cost
The wells are being drilled one
mile northwest of Bryan Field
by Layne Texas Company at a
contract cost of $20,000 per well.
All the wells are in sparta sand,
which runs about 100 to 130 feet
thick. The top of the sparta sand
U from 300 to 400 feet below the
surface o'f the ground, said Spence.
The construction of these high
production wells includes the drllU
. ing of a 20 inch hole to the top
’ the sparta sand, and setting an
18 incH casing In this hole. This
casing 4* cemented from top to
bottom to seal off the shallow
v water. V'.
Undgmeath the casing the well
Is drUled and rctyned to 30 inches
i_ jik, . t|in | nc jj
18 Inch casing.
180 fret of this
( __ ji sparta sand)
4s made of very fine screen. Flno
gravel Is placed around the screen
to keep sand dut, Spence added. \
A six Inch flow pipe is then in
serted, which lias it deep well pump
at the bottom and an electric
motor on the surface.
Bids In May
“The fourth well will be drilled
as soon as the thin! one is com
pleted, and within two weeks we
will advertise for bids to be re
ceived/ in May on eight miles of
main water sbppiy line. The water
will be collected in ' a reservoir
near well number one, and this
ijiain supply line will bring the
prater from this reservoir to one at
the pumping and breeding station.
Here it will be pumped into the
. rollege .distribution system,” said
'Spence said that completion of
the “entire project wan expec
sometime in the fall. i
A ten year contract with tl
City of Bryan expired March 28,
but an interim contract has
authorized by the Board of
rectors and the City Cqmmissior
ers, Spence said. This new conti
provides for the continuance of
water delivery to the college at ia
base rate of ; thirteen cents per
1,000 gallons until the new col
lege water supply system is com
“Under the old contract wat*r
was supplied at six cents Ijjor
1,000 gallons:-for five years, and
at seven cents per 1,000 gallons for
the last five,” added. Spence. “Both
of the rates were bn a stepped pro
duction basis beyond a maximum
amount per year.”
Zeiske Report!!
German Press
As Hindered
The German press is bad:,
bound by centuries of tradi
tion, but there is good reason
to hope they may shed these
encumbering conven ti o n b,
Frans Zeiske, publisher of ths
Bellvillc Times, told an assembly
of Journalism students last niglft.
Zeiske, who spoke on “Gertini in
" »rs and German Peopli
last summer from » tour
newspaper*. He WM
the Press and Jourhi I*
istic Project of Information Sir-
vices Division of Offices for Mi 1-
ttary Government for (Jermar y.
“American newspapers shoe Id
realize the problems of the G< r-
mun press,” Zeiske told the qu-
dience. “Credit should be given to
the extensive campaign now being
conducted through the Military
Government to wipe out theee
hindering customs.”
Since the Hitler regime flfat
came into power, German news
papers have been in a virtual
“blackout,” fearing the govern
ment and allowing it to control
the press, Zeiske said. It is he
hope of our “visiting experts” tl tat
the newspapers there will eveit-
ually get away from these rrs-
training influences which now per
meate their every page, he add|ed.
lure Editor Dave Coslett bean s
and a/certificate of Editorial Excellence presented The Battalion.
Looking onto the scene are (1 to r) Chancellor Gibb Gilchrist; R.
L. Hardaker, representing Lumberman’s Mutual Casualt Insurance
Company; President F. C. Bolton; Governor Allan Shivers; and
Dean M. T. Harrington. !
Gov. Shivers Lauds
Bait Contest Effort
Governor Allan Shivers, Chan
cellor Gibb Gilchrist, and Presi
dent of j the College F. C. Bolton
headed the list of honor guests at
the fornial presentation of the cer
tificate ! of Editorial Excellence,
to the Battalion yesterday. This
award, jiponsored by the Lumber
mens Mutual Casualty Company,
was for the Christmas Safety Sec
tion. j '
Dave Coslettl feature editor of
The Battalion, accepted the certi
ficate and the cash award of $600
in behalf of the Battalian. Conlett
edited tlie prize winning edition.'.
R, U Hardaker, of Lumberman’*
MuttiaUprwntcd the awar^ljd her
Conditions existing in Gern an
journalism only reflect conditions
in the entire country, he said.
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Pointers Send
‘Thanks’ Letter
Aftfer Weekend
A letter of thanks to the
Corps of Cadets from two
West Point cadets was re
ceived today by Col H. L.
Boatmir, PMS&T.
Cade'; Captain First Class Jared
Schopp;r and Cablet Frank Wat
son, members of the U. S. Military
Academy’s Debate Team, wrote the
comma! idant expressing their ap
preciation for the hospitality shown
them during their Visit on the cam
pus at the time of the Military
The letter received by the com
mandant read as follows:
“Dealr Colonel Boatner:
,f “Thaink you for the generous
hospitality, friendliness and au
dience {which you provided Cadet
Watso'ij and me 'at A&M. We en
joyed the debate even though the
decision was adverse to the small
er halfj of the Army.
“Sir,j we were very much im
pressed with your school. My know
ledge of A&M has been mostly
hearsay and because of our visit,
though! brief, I think I learned
a great deal of the objectives and
goal of the embryo officer’s train
ing, there.
Especially did we admire the
friendliness and geniality of the
cadets: Hands, a little frayed
on the! edges after the ball, test
ify toj that.
“But seriously, the parade, re
ception, supper in the cadet din
ing hail and the ball were terrific.
I believed we received^ a fairly
comprehensive introduction to life
at A&M.
“Please relay our thanks to Col.
Lewis {(senior infantry branch of
ficer) and cadets who took so much
care in meeting our need. And If
at all possible, please send a debate
team to West Point. We’d like an
other crack at the boys and an op
portunity to show them the same
kind of hospitality that we re
“Sincerely yours, Jared Schop-
per, C»det Captain First Class.”
lalf of his company. He praised
’he Battalion for “ . . . the ex-
illent way in which you handled
(he job of selling safety to your
eaders and for your splendid co
pe ration in this campaign to re-
luce the holiday accident toll.”
t President Bolton remarked dur
ing the presentation that “This
{ .■us the first time, in u long while
hat there were no serious acci-
dents which involved students on
(heir way to and from school,”
Governor Shivers came into the
'oom amist a burst of flash-bulbs.
,fter he was Introduced to the
ip, by master of ceremonies,
!. Munroe, he extended hla con-
lations to the Battalion for a
ib'Aull done;
Following the formal presenta
tion and numerous plcturss the
roup hud an informal coffee. Dur-
_ this time the Governor met the
nembers of the Battalion Staff
uid guests.
Governor Shivers left for a par
ade in Bryan at 3:30 p. m. He was
escorted V^y Ross Volunteer guard
of! honor, n.
Among the honor guests present
were Dr. M. TX Harrington, presi-
ident elect; Dr, John Paul Abbott,
dean of Arts and Science; R. L.
Elkins, assistant to the president;
E. E. Angel, assistant to the Chan
cellor; and W. L. Penberthy, dean
of men.
Hardaker will present Oklahoma
A&M’s newspaper with a third
place award today.
Flanked by a “good as gold” check for $500 is the Certificate pi
Editorial Excellence presented The Battalion yesterday by Lu|n
berman’s Mutual Casualty Insurance Company.
Veteran Officials Will
{Visit Thursday
nnie Sutherland, Regional
-ana Administration Insur-
i Officer and a contact rep
resentative from the Waco vet
erans’ office will be in Room
260 Bizsell Thursday from 9:S0
a-m.: to 2:30 p.m.
t purpose of their visit, ac
cording to Taylor Wilkins local
advisor, is to assist
with their problems.
Who’s Who Note
The thirty-one students who
were named Who’s Who at A&M
are to check with the reception
ist in the Student Activities
Office to make arrangements
for having pictures made for the
annual, the editors have an
Immediate action is required
as the first pictures are to be
made on Wednesday, April 12,
the day after the end of the
Easter holidays, the yearbook
heads explained. ,
The four class presidents are
to check with Howard Berry
at the Visual Aid and Photo
graphic Lab in the Administra-
I lion Building to arrange for
: Aggieland ’56 class officer pic
tures, they added.
Mayo, Stark,
' Three professors, a tactical officer, and the director of
the Memorial Student Center were awarded the annual Bat
talion achievement awards today, according to Co-editors
C. C. Munroe and Bill Billingsley.
Professor J. S. Mogfond of the Agronomy Department,
Dr. John H. Hill of the History Department, Dr. T. f. Mayo,
head of the English Department, Lt. Colonel Marion P. Bow
den of the Commandant’s Office, and J. Wayne Stark, di
rector of the Memorial Student Center were chosen for the
honors by a selection board composed of all Battalion depart
ment editors.
Their selection was announced concurrently with the
• mailing of certificates to the awardees the co-editors said.
Fourth Annual Presentation >
Now in their fourth year, the awards are made annually
to members of the college staff and faculty who, in The
Battalion staff’s estimation, have made outstanding contri
butions to the growth and welfare of The A&M College of
Eash award is an 8 x 10 certificate, headed by The Bat
talion’s masthead, and inscribed with the citation to each
recipient. They are signed by the co-editors in behalf of the
The following are the inscriptions, in part, from each
awad: ' 1 : .
•if' J. S. Mogford
“—to J.' S. Mogford, of the Agronomy Department,! for his work’ J
in originating and building the Cotton Ball, Pageant, and Style Show.”
J. Wayne Stark
“—to J. Wayne Stark, for his consistently conscientious work and
his visionary planning on the Memorial Student Center.”
Lt. Col Marion P. Bowden
"—to Lt Col. Marion !P. Bowden, for c his outstanding work as
dormitory tactical officer, In which he has proved that discipline can
bd tempered with understanding.” X
Dr. John H. Hill
"—to Dr. John H. Hill, scholar and tenrjher, who maintains the
highest rlnss room standards and the highest class room rospeet and
Interest ns well.”
PHc® Five i
Lt. CoL M. P. Bowden
"—'to Dr. 1*. F.
a broader education by inj
of the arts and letters so
W ro
ting, in a variety, of
ilssential to a well rounded
Begun In 1947
of nuking A&M’s
fferejit ^ways, much
legun in 1947 by The) Battalion staff after a
tiff meeting. The statement - was that It was
The awards were be|
chance remark at it stul _ .
regrettable there was no visible recognition of college staff membera
who put forth extra effort! in their day to day jobs, which made A&M
a better and more pleasant college.
That year the first awards were presented, and they have been
awarded each succeeding year. . i
Five File For Campus Posts,
Deadline Set Next Weekend
Five more applications for pos
itions in the campus elections to
be held April 18 were received in
the Student Activities offices yes
Students who filed were Her
man C. Gollob, English major from
Houston, for editor of The Com
mentator; Alfred R. Hardin, ag
ricultural economics major from
Amarillo, for editor of the Agri
culturist; James E. Boyles, Mech
anical engineering major ifrom El
Paso, for Town Hall Manager;
Sid B. Abernathy, agricultural
journalism major from Rusk, and
Ken Bernhardt, accounting major
from Port Arthur, for veteran co
editor of The Battalion.
Positions included in the elec
tions will be co-editor of The Bat
talion, co-editor of The Aggieland,
editor of The Engineer, editor of
The Commentator, editor! of The
Agriculturist, editor of The South
western Veterinarian, veteran
Tell Leader, corps junior and sen
ior yell leaders. Town Hall Mana
ger, and representatives to the
Athletic Council.
Qualification requirements for
each of the editorahps is the same 1 .
Men fijing must have a 1.5 grade
point ratio and be classified as a
junior. They must be taking at
least 12 hours of their prescribed
course and have passed 3/5 of
their work the previous semester.
Each candidate must have
served at least one year on the
publication’s editorial staff in a
capacity that would qualify him
for the editorship.
All applicants must be- willing
to serve for the entire school year
and obtain approval of the-Mana
ger of Student Publications before
Applications must be in to the
Student Activities Office before 12
noon, Saturday, April 15.
Jones Resi
As Experiment
Station Offic
S. E. Jones, vice director of
the Texas Agricultural Exper
iment Station, has ann
his resignation effective
15 to engage in large-scale)
farming and seed production in
the El Paso and Pecos Vplleyi
areas with headquarters at Glint
Dr. Jones had a good den] o:’
experience in farming under irri
gation from 1933 through 194<l
while on the staffs of the expert'
mental substations at Winter Ha|-
ven In the Winter Garden area! and
at YsUta In ths El Paso Valley.
An assistant director of the Tex*
as Station from January jf94
and viesM;director front, An
that year, Dr. Jopoa'
much to tmxiarnlM ami’
-the agricultural research'pr
at the 4$ fluid stations ar
oratories. Ho led In thd develop,
ment In Texas of on-the-farm! typq
of research.
With the exception of two I wlnV
ter sessions In the middle liHMO's
on graduate studies at Iowa iitutcl
College, Dr. Jonas has been oh the v
Texas Station staff since 11938.
Soon after getting his bacnelpr
degree in entomology at Cler
Agricultural College in 1923,
Jones came to the A&M De
ment of Entomology us a
uate assistant.
A degree of master of scjieiice
was granted to Dr. Jones by A&M
College in 1929, and a doctorate.
was conferred upon him in 1940
by Iowa State College.
Most of Dr. Jones’ field research
experience was acquired at the
field statiions at Sonora, Winter
Haven and Ysleta from- 1930
through 1946. He was the first sup
erintendent and builder- of the
Paso Valley Experiment Station
at* Ysleta which was established
by the State Legislature in 1941.
A newly/ organized
er” spor
men of/the
Department held its
monthly meeting this
in Goodwin Hall,
and Air Force, per
Included on the rolls
/ “Smoker,” W/Sgt. F. G.
president, said today.
Forty seven men now
berahip in the “Smoker,”
said. All EM's assigned
college are eligible.
The organization’s first
gathering was held lastittioti
the dining room of the Tri
All members attended with
wives and guests
Meetings are held oncu a
and social gatherings tjnke
about every two months,
Officers Nam<
Officers of the “Smokier’'
dltion to Giraud, who
infantry are M/Sgt R.
transportation corps, i , r
dent; and M/Sgt. D. S. Owens,
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Dr. J. H. Hill
J. Wayn« Stark
Br "
J. S. Mogford
Dr. T. F. Mayo
J- C
; Davis,
Batt staffers deserted their typewriters Tuesday
afternoon long enough to see Feantre Editor
Dave Coolett receive for the paper a certificate
of Editorial Excellence from Lumberman’s Mu
tual Casualty
presentation, which was witnessed by Governor
Allan Shivers, they gathered around Co-Editors
Billingsley and Munroe, Managing Editor Clayton
Selpk and Coolett to view the certificate and the
Company. After the check for $500 which accompanied
field artillery,
On the committee fair th
social event were M/Sgt.
Thomas, Inf.; M/Sgt. W. L.
Inf.; and Sgt. Icl. T. R.
field artillery. < I
All officers of the “Srhoker”
are elected from' the membership.
Terms of office are one semester.
Purpose of the “Smoker” is to
help promote recreation, social Ac
tivities, the welfare, and a spirit
of comradeship among the
ed men attached to the collage.
A&M’s fame spread a !ltUe fur
ther last week through tho med
ium of Eddie Arnold's torOlsnud
tonsils on the PUrena . amhorep,
broadcast daily over thi Mutnnl
Hroadeasting HysteM.
The 16*mlhUtc show hud JniinoSt
run ite course and the A U [majors
were almost through u itn tnelr
daily lab when the follow ng mono
logue ensued:
“For our request son ; today,”
quoth Brother Eddie, "ue have a
letter from two freshmen of Texas
A&M College, ‘Flash’ and 'Bur/.
"They want to hear ’Yo« Kno
How Talk Opts Around,'
the students of Texas A/
“Ah’d be proud to, boys,” con
tinued the hillbilly crocnpr.
And so, while steel
moaned souliluUy in
S ound, the pride
renaded A&M.
Have some more hoh chitlins,
‘Flash’ and ‘Buzz Boy.’* 4
ie of Nashville