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

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J! ! City Of College Station Official Newspaper . ; ' Vi 'j \ . ■, Number 132: Volume 49 ' a ; “i :r Annual Muster Set -Tomorrow In Cuion Hall AAM men the world ■ over will obaerve A&M’a 17th an- nual Muster tomorrow. Cam* pun Muster ceremonies will be held tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. In Gulon .Hall. Marion S. Church, Go Dallas attorney, will be the principal speaker. The program will begin with U lfi btt ,P d the “Aggie War Hymn” whikFthe audience joins in singing. Master of Ceremonies David Haines, junior business ma- Jf r College Station, will call" the Muster together. -v Invocation will be delivered by Curtis Edwards, then the Band and audience will join to play rind sing the Twelfth Man. Haines Will then read the Muster tradi tion. After the Muster tradition, the Singing Cadets will sing the -“Spirit of Aggieland,” with the audience joining in on the chorus. Hartung tOj Speak Louis Hartung, president of the Association of Former Students will deliver a short talk, and Doyle Avant, Colonel of the Corps will give ! a response. Following these talks, the band and the singing cadets will present several spec ial numbers. Church will deliver his talk af ter the special numbers and fol lowing him Jack Norman will read the Muster Poem. Taps will be played while he reads “Roll Call for, The Absent” and the Ross Volunteers will fire a three volley salute after the roll call. Eight names, are on the “Roll Call for the Absent” this year, five students who have died since the last Muster, anil three promin ent former students. Students who have passed away since the last Muster are, Jerry Oliver Bisson, Marous R. Brown, Norbert James 'Lucas, Warren Nelton, and Reagan Dal* Roberts. The former students «re Abram Hensarflng, R. It. Lan caster, and , General George F, Moore. The Singing Cadet* will sing "Auld Lang Syne" while Haines close* th* music. Silver Tap* (See MUSTEK, Page if Judy Oden f Judy, a student at A&M Con solidated, has been selected as the duchessi to represent the A&M Garden Club in the Cot ton’Pageant and Ball. Her es cort will be Jimmy Rollins, sophomore from McKinney, Tex as.' ' t~ 1 !/\ W -V' .... ' * • Il f I - ' v* ? PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF A GREATER A&M COLLEGE COLLEGE STATION (Aggieland), TEXAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1950 of Houston and J. C. Flanagan, left, of Bryan and Crystal (Sty, won first and third prises in the recent speaking contest, at a meeting of the American Society of Me chanical Engineers, Stulent Branch, Group Eight. Prof. B. H. Er win, center, coached th< students. High Schools To Get All-College Invitations By OTTO KUNZ E Official invitations to tie/A&M- College Day will be aej y 1° *11 Texas high schools and j\ nior col leges withi.n the next week, Joe Mullins, chairman of the ii vitations subcommittee, told the All-Col lege Day committee at a meeting this week. Richard Tumlipaon is assisting Mullins with tie iuvitu- tions. The invitations, to b> in the form of letlteni, will gly s a brief outline of the program and the activities which are beinr planned for All-College Day. Tie letters explain that the purpose uf the occasion is to show par nits, stu dents and prospective stu Units our facilities, equipment, restnurfb, and classroom work. The Utter will also g ve direc tions how prospective stut ents may make housing reservatior s for the All CollegeMUother'* Day week end, Mullins concluded. -Aggie FeMef A report on the “Ai was given by Karl of -the follies mui Norman has been selected tu be the master of ceremonies for thU show, Wyler said. He gave a bref Outline of the proposed program, jj The committee reque ited that Wyler appoint a ticket ‘ommittee which will make provisU ns |to get the tickets printed and. will also put them on sale. The Follies will be presented on Friday a:td on Sat urday night. The perfoimahce on Friday evening will be primarily for A&M students and for the local public, Wyler Said. Admission will be <50 cents. Programs for AU-Co lege Day) e "Aggi ■ rjollle*" ) Wyler, chrilrman ibcommlltee, Jack Phi Eta Sigmi Will Meet Monday Night A meeting of Phi F ta Sigma nominees has been calle< for Mon day, April 24, at 6:30 C. R. Ransdell, Dean of the An-i nex, announced today. The meet' ing, to be held in the Chemistry! lecture room, is to sele -t officers! for thewroming year, Ransdell add ed. Mrs. Willie Thomas, Librarian p. m. Dr: are now in the print shop and should be ready within the next two weeks, F’rank Cleland, chair man of the program subcommittee, reported. The programs will be six by nine inches in Size and Will con tain 16 pages. Approximately 7,000 copies are being made, Cle land said- These will be distributed free of charge during the All Col- lege-Mothrir’s Day weekend. Represented at Rice David Rives reported that three A&M students made a trip to Hous ton td visit the Rice Review during the past weekend. The students who madef the trip went .Richard Tumllnsoni Charlie Schwab, ami David Rives. , Norman Heffrcm, chairman uf the publicity committee, requested that all departments turn in to the respective deans' offices the per sonal Information sheets which were distributed several weeks ago. The (iheets ore being used to gather personal Information on all studedts who will participate In the activities Of All College Day. From this Inforihutlon o news story will b* written and sent to the student's home towin paper, Heffron con cluded. j The next meeting of the All Col lege Day committee will be on May 1 in the conference room of the Dean of Engineering. ' I • * ~ Auto Robberies Still Unsolved Hickman . •! r - ■' v' rp f\ M . Nation’s Top Collegiate Daily NAS 1949 Survey Price: Five Cents s Thorough Investigation has so far failed to urreover any thing definite concerning sev eral thefts reported on the campus recently, Fred Hick man, chief of Campus Security, laid today. Radios have been stolen from cars on the campus on three dif ferent occasions during the past year. The most recent °f these raids was staged on April 4 when seven car radios were'Stolen. Three were taken from cars in -the lot for do-m 12, two from the lot for dorm 16 and twb from the lot for Law Hall, Hickman re ported. | I Most of the radios have been stolen from 1949 and I960 Fords. Complete investigations have been made of each of the cases. During the last raid, lauthorities spotted the license number of the car in which the thieves made their get-a-way. The number was for warded to county sheriffs and state patrolmen. The car, abandoned, was found in Houston, April 6. The two other raids were staged early last fall, Hickman contin ued. On one occasioti two cars were also’ stolen. One of these was abandoned only a. few miles from the campus. The; other was later found stripped in Houston. Petty thefts Have bten occurr ing occasionally throughout the year, Hickman explained. Most of these seem to be the work I of youngsters. j ' Such items as blankets, sun glasses, and even paekniges of gum have been reported stolen from cars.' Hickman advised th|t in order to stop the petty thelfts, nil students should be stire to lock the doors and winriovir* of their curs. These men will present a number at the band concert to be held in Guion Hall Tuesday night. They are in the Usual order, Wayne Dunlap, R. L. Robinson, Bill Asberg, and Dick Lay. '■ 3,000 Get Two Days More than 1,500 students and residents of i College Station had their tuberculosis X-rays made in the YMCA yesterday, according to Mrs. A. A. Blumberg, executive secretary of: the Brazos County Tuberculosis Association. The num ber of X-rays made on Tuesday was 1,423. j. During the first hour on Wednes day morning 1 , 227 X-rays were made or on an average of nearly four per minute. Ernest Langford, mayor of College Station, and W. L. Penberthy, dean of students, who are tho co-chairmen of the College Station survey, are S atified at the response which e drive has received thus far, Mrs. Blumbcirg said. Mayor lauigford and Dean Pen berthy have been working with Davis Grant:who is chairman for Texas’ Own Sinking—On Dry If.. k - Ml.... A .-.k.lli lift fWtt lit.. ullst ' lit Land Houston, Tex., April 20 - Wt The Ban Jacinto Ituttfegrouml Is melting slowly Into the Houston chip channel ami calming some concern. It started with the l parking of the battleship Texas near the his- torie spot. , j Ships steaming up and down the channel splash waves against sides Texas History Documents Featured in Library Display By RAY WILLIAMS “Historic Documents of our Texas Heritage,” a photographic- poster display is now being shown in Cushing Memorial Library in conjunction with San Jacinto Day, April 21. This display, prepared by the San Jacinto Museum of History is composed of 16 posters. Each of which is an actual photograph of documents famous in Texas History. Depicted is a survey of the hap penings proceeding, during and fol- Whs 1908 Belle By HAY WILLIAMS "Being the first woman to work for A&M 1* an honor that I trea- xur* very dearly," says pretty little Mrs. Willie- D. Thomas of the Cushing Memorial LiMRury staff. ' - For It was she who came to the campus In 106#—from the Univer sity of Texas, as the flrat A&M woman employee to participate in an experiment to orgenise *' li brary. She only stayed ope year because the school lacked funds tip carry out the program, -j . The temporary library that year conslRted of one room and part of another In the old Ma(n Building. It was unite a problem to organ- ise the 111 assorted group* of books and magazine, but. according to others, she managed to do an effi cient job of it. The year, 1908, was quite an ex citing one on the campus, and she was right in the middle of It. That was the year of the big strike, which is infamous rn A&M history. (_ She was considered a ca det girl because of her popular ity with the boys of all four entire cadet • companies (the corps at the time). Hh< seated at all dances and wan glvr corsage was pre- by the en a special corps. She was also* well lll|ed by the faculty and roomed daughter of Dr. Fourjtnli head Of the English C His position during the cause of her many f riem la, us'hm unwilling confident factions. U was rvmu kul she was able to keep both hgppy. I Wedding bells cnimei ih 1914: and she returned to the campus to marry Marvin "Colonel" Thomas, better known a* “Spot" Thomas. To many, "Spot" was tie nlost be loved professor on the rumpus. Mrs. Thomas returned to her work In the library, ehleh she had studied and #nJoy«d so well. She had one student assistant to help her run It at ilrst. In 1918, Dr. Mayo w is appoint ed librarian, and she was his as sistant! Together, the> built the foundation for the e> tensive li- brary of today. , * In the years that fp lowed, she and her husband, aloty; with Dr. Mayo started the Junt< and Fort nightly Clubs. They ale ays met at her house where studei ts knew to expect refreshments during meet- ings. Through this, association, her home became a meeting place where all students were welcome. For 27 years, Mrs.' Thomas was in charge of the circulation library. During this time she has made many friends and has Influenced many minds with her remarkable ability for choosing books and teaching others to read. if When asked to relate mtme of the amusing Incidents happening In the library, she said, “the two that stand out In my memory moat ara when one boy came in and ask for The Badger, when he wanted Sinclair Lewis' Bab bitt. The other time waa when a boy came In and aald he want ed something to read but "none of that prone or poetry stuff." ; At the present time, Mrs. Thp- mss is on modified service. Her job now is selecting books for the current .desk and keeping of the displky C&S68. She has never been particularly in the limelight, but just the same, she has always remained one of those indispensable persons who have made it their job to improve the school through their own spec ial capabilities. lowing Texas gaining her inde pendence. Included in this collection is a photo of the rough draft of the Texas Declaration of Independence, written March 2, 1886, and be lieved to be in the hand writing of George C. Childress. Along with that is jthe finished; Declaration. Clearly visible on this document are the signatures of the signers which include ( Zavala, Ellis, Caldwell, Taylor and all the other men who participated. Austin’s Keynote speech which was published in the first edition of the Telegraph and Texas Regis ter in Austin, Texas,! on October 10, 1835 is also displayed. Sam Houstons’ Proclamation, his call to arms of all able bodied Texans, is shown. Thik is pictured with actual corrections made in handwriting made by ijlousfo^' The last poster is {dedicated to General Travis, the! commander of the Texas troups in the Alamo. In this can be found] his famous letter in which he appealed for aid. . f The letter contains! in part, ’"I am' beaeiged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicansiunder Santa Anna," and "I shall never surrenJ der or retreat." This display will ; he shown throdgh next week. ! Rifle, Pistol Teams Meet Camp Hood L The A&M College Rifle and Pistol teams will play; hosts to the rifle and pistol team* from Camp Hood, Friday at 1 p. m„ Col. F. R. Swoger announced today, j This is the first ; shoulder to shoulder matches the two teams have fired this year.! A&M teams defeated the Camp Hbod teams in * previous postal m^tch. Firing for the rifle teams will be from the standing, kneeling, prone, and sitting positions. The pistol matches at the stad ium will be open to the public. Lost week the rifle team fired against the University of Illinois and the University of Wisconsin, winning both matches. .. f . which the hattle- causing its banks of the slip ship Is berthetl, to peel off. j | The «ro*l(fn already Is threat ening the Mjusonlc Memorial,, near the gangway to the battleship. Lloyd Gregory, chairman of he battleship commission. Said the sit uation has been pointed out to Gov. Allan Shivers and the legis lature. ! Two plan* have beep advanced. One would restore the bulkhead breached in berthing the Texas. This would cost an estimated $80,000. The other would involve the construction inside the slip where the Texas is berthed. Cotton Ball Ducats Are Now Available „ i Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Cotton Ball and Cot ton Pageant in the Student Activ ities office in Goodwin Hall, Mrs. Betty Holcomb, receptionist for Student Activities, said today. Reserved seats for the Cotton Pageant to be held on Kyle Field are $1.25 per person. General ad mission seats are $1.00. Cotton Brill tickets are $1.50 stag or drag. The Cotton Ball will be held Friday evening on the Slab, after the Cotton Pageant. Duchesses; and escorts will not need tickets for the Cotton Pa geant, but they will need tickets to the Cotton Ball. llaxo the survey in Bfazes County. From 15 to 20 women from Col lege Station are volunteering their services during (each day of the survey, Mrs. Blumberg explained. Seven’ to ten arje on duty in the YMCA at any o|ne time and jeach serves a half day. Mayor Langford has requested all College Station residents to have their X-rbys made within two days. The student rush is de* finitely over, he pointed out. The X-roy unit will continue to operate in the YMCA fifom 8:30 a. m. to 6:30 p. m. on Friday and from 9 a. m. to 4 p. jm. on Saturday. All persons who have had their X-rays made’ will receive a re it w In Vote Tod HFilingsl p" Itht SID AHERN) ay in tioiis with candidates resentative to the athletic 1 and a yell-leader while the student body will v 0te only ttalion co-edRofs. ^ “-"'right is unop- or non-military i and Duvid M. sg forj non-mil- eT to pie Ath- port on them within the next two Candidates having rilreridy filed weeks. If any tuberculosis' vie- for president are Lloyd Manjeot, * - ‘ W. R. (Bill) Mohs, liryan /dm- tlms are found,'theyi.wlll bo ad vised of further step* to .take. The X-ray unit # tar ted the sur vey In Brasos County bn April 4 at the A&M Cal|ege Annex, It op. eruted there for two days during which time 1.427 X-ray* were mad*. On April 6 tha unit wa* moved to Bryan where It served through April { 10. While there 6.161 X-rays were made. The unit moved Into (he YMCA on Tuesday, April 18 ami Will remain there until Saturday, I April 22. Next week the unit will move to tlurloNon County when* they will begin work! In Caldwell. i The X-roy Is free for all per sons over tne age of IB. Children under that age; are very seldom TB victims, Mks. Blumberg con cluded. Bluebonhet Farms Observe Field Day Bluebonnet Farms, the Texas A&M College System’s huge re search and demonstration acreage in McLennan rind Coryell coun ties, held its first field day for the general public yesterday. A general inspection tour of the farm was conducted in the morn ing followed by a two hour ex planatory program which included remarks by seven A&M and U. S. Department of Agriculture scien tists. Feature of the day was the beef cattle improvement program npw being carried on by the farm. The Texas phase of a project co operative between tha US DA and several states in improving beef cattle is crossbreeding of Brahman and Hereford to develop a strain better adapted to the Southwest. Bollbting’{takes place t the general spring electio the field small and. the few. | ‘ . Non-military students will elect a representative to jthe 'athletic council and entire on Battalion Edward C. Fulbright is unop posed in the race for rionfmilitary senior yell leader. Wallace W f Moon Elston are competini itary representative^ letic Council. Dave Coslett and Clayton Selph are unopposed in the Battalion co editorship racri, therbnly candi dates to be voiced on by the entire student body[ I Student senators irt each dormi tory will distribute ull ballots at 6 p. m. tonight and collect them at 10 p. m. All! votes will be tab ulated by the ielectiopji committee and results will be announced as soon ns possible. .| Senior Office* Students continued to file to day for various class offices. En tering the race for president of the senior class wad Dare Keelan, petroleum engineering and geology student froijn Beaumont. Keelan withdrew us u cuiididritej for sen ior yell leader to ruh fpr preW deni, of the jclass (, t '52 ni«rman, { .luck Solethyr, a Massengale. i , T Filing fori vlce-p Noble N. Clark, bu from Btlrleson, ami f Levon nt was major l>ert [Hi roxldoji mines* i][ k4 Post OffifcieCut Draws P Wniihinffton, A) (AP)~Tho irutM if rll 20 mall Mir- natmaatcr ad vice ordered by General Donaldaon atlr! ditional protests .. Senator Wiley (R-WI*!) coin plained that “fifty {million tired taxpayers have Wen hit, in the mailbox.” He took the administra tion to task for trying ‘‘io salve money by firing a few $40 |a week It ' ‘ k Dost pf substitute postal workers-- whom are veterans.” f In .New York, Philip Leppjejr, president of a letter Carriers local union with 5,200 members, said Donaldson’s order curtailing ser. vice has “thrown panic into the hearts” of postal workers. He ea- timated between 10 and 16 per eept of New York’s letter Carriers would be furloughed or dismissed under the economy order, with addition al reductions in clerical workers in ns-vot-nFFinno effective at or mail ohly in postoffices. Donaldson’s order, once, calls for deliver, once a day to homes, other cut backs in service to places of busi ness, and earlier closing ol| pds' office windows when possible. The Postoffice Department is down for $2,207,000,000 in nek| year’s appropriation. This is $28,- 000,000 less than President man requested but $150,0 more than the department got th|s y$*r Matthews, chemical engineering student from Sand Spying, Ok la. Students already In the] race for vice-president are Jack Kriley, Joe Johnson Jr., BIB Parse,, Bunion McAllister, and Ralph Gorman. Three new candidates- filing to day for secretary-treasurer were Don Grubbs, English major from Glendale; Calif.; Bob T. Asher, San Antonio accounting major; and Don V. Stigall, business, ud- Part of the group who went on Corps during the Easter holidays get together Ditto, 1 for an informal pose aboard ship. From left to Gerald right they are: Leroy Hoermann, Robert Eagle- George j- • • , of junior contract studeni with the JOyce, R. L. G eaecke. i»n), Jerry . . Ferris Brown, Bob Griffin, Devos, Hans Klllingstad, Ricketts, and William Wi Moee. Pictures of all candidates for the presidency and vice-presi dency of the Clax» of ’52 (cur rent sophomore class) next year, will be run in the Monday and Tuesday, i^prit 24 and 25, Bat talions, along with a brief plat- / form, if the candidates will turn them in to The Battalion office before 5 p.m. Friday. ' Platform lengths should be Jcept to 100 word* or less, the Co-ed i tors said, and they re serve the right to cut the size' of either platform or pictures to meet spare requirements. Platform* Should be legibly written and picturea should be glossy prints, v trast, the co-edi The same offei (ended to candi Presidency, vice-] social secretary ('la*N$ uf* '5W (c| class) prior u class election, t added. i Their deadline for turning In platforms and plclrirea is April 28 good con said, will be ex- -| [tea for tho idency, and ition of the I rent Junior r April 27 ru-editors ministration major from Wharton. Men having previously flleir for tary-treasurer are (i IT Gale Hnin- , 0. R. ( Hob) and Herman seam drett, David G. Ruble, Herb (ItlUttD, Hnclsl Herretary No new auplIuatloriH were turned In for soelal secretary. Thoso hav ing 1 , previously filed are John K. Gossett, Don It, Joseph, William It. Cornish, Don It, Heuldth.' Ken* noth W. Mchaake, Je* D. Mrlver, and Joseph Dj. Hinton, The only now candidate for! sen ior class hi*torlan Is WesComh Jones, chetnlfnl engineering ma jor from Humble. Other aspirants for class his torian are George Charlton, James T. Brown, aiul James W. Porter; Deadline fdr filing for the sen ior class offices is Monday, April 24 with the elections to Ik* held Thursday, April 2?. i , Sophomore Offices \ ~ Sophomore fillrigs also took a large jump yesterday. The Glass of ’62 will Vote by secret ballot Tuesday night to fill eight open class positions. A run-off election will be held Thursday, April 27. Deadline for filing in the sopho more races is Saturday at noon. New aspirants for the Class of '62 presidency are Eric Carlson/, economics major from Elgin; H. T. I Chandler, petroleum engineering .major from Corsicana; Daniel B. . I Fleming, Ag Ed majpr from Mel vin; and Clinton Fawcett, business and accounting major) from Hills* boro. | ; ■ - .; \ •' r , J. Harold Hughe*, Dean Reed, and John T. I Hightower have pre viously filed for the position. [ Soph Veep In the vice-presidential 'raolf! M. Lance, educational ma- . ion filed yesterday^ ’om withdrew from 7 the race for junior yell-leader to file for class vice-president. Others who have already filed for this position arc Gerald D'. Campbell, ‘ “ Donald jor from Mis E. R. “Rip" npbell, Jr., K Hobie Fatherce, (See ELKCTIONH, Page 4) Break’ ?*■ ry ha* had another C*mpla|nt IfVeled against It. They tried to malt* amends, though. .Seems one of the local cadets dis covered, on opening his laundry bundle, that one of his towels was missing. It was « maroon-trim med job frUm a set hla Mother had given him when he wa* a fresh man, He set firth Immediately to register hi* ^omplalrit. Much searching in the local em porium of busted buttons failed to uncover the missing towel. Finally, in diwperatlon the cadet wailed, “Any towel will do. Just give me any towel." L His request was granted. It wasn’t until he got hack to his room and unfolded the article that he wan ready to register a-rtww complaint. For there,!written plainly across the top of (he white towel, wer* these words in big, block letters: - l “Property — 0T Athletic Depart ment." 1;