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

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i>* 'pZ&f 0 ' Circulated to More than 90% Of College Station’s Residents The Battalion PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF A GREATER A&M COLLEGE Nation’s Top Safety Section Lumberman’s 1949 Contest Number 57: Volume 51 COLLEGE STATION (Aggieland), TEXAS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1950 Price Five Cents auer Duo, Ag Golfers ( ,; l ' i l "Y R , e :! s Ft. Hood Commander to Speak ’ ° ' Risk Total War j _ ' r Feature Links Opening Says Truman At RV Banquet and Initiation Tnmovrow afternoon at 1:80, ihe A&M fiolf Course will lie dedicat ed, and on hand will he the first .Southwest Conference Champion- shir) h'olf team and two young’ lovely women golfers known the world over, C. C. White, chairman of the golf course committee said early today. Alice and Marlene Bauer and the 1920 Aggie golf team will be the first to try out the new course. The golf course, located on the iast side of the campus, is third longest in the south and is con sidered to be the best in this area. Adequate seating for interested spectators will be provided, White i Master of ceremonies for the concluded. I dedication will be Frank N. Manit- Teeing off first will be the 192G Battalion Sports Editor. Oth- team, made up of J. C. Landon of I ers w * 10 W ^1 play a big part in San Angelo, A. O. Nicholson of I the dedication of the course, in- Dallas, Ellis Wilson, of San An- I chui e Bean of Men W. L. Pen- tonio and Herbert W. Brehmcr of S Berthy and President of the For- Kerrville. • i mer Students A. Ed Caraway. ... j The teaming for the exhibition Exhibition Match j matches will place Marlene Bauer The Bauer sisters will then team j with Jimmie Reynolds against with two members of the present Herbert Brehmer and Johnnie Bar- A&M golf team and play an ex- I rett, while sister Alice teams with hibition match with Nicholson and j Miller Barber in a round against Brehmer who will also be teamed i A. C. Nicholson and Billie Baker. with two members of the present Aggie golf team. Firsl Golf Champs See Course Opened L Although the Beauteous Bauer | ing to reports from San Angelo sisters will undoubtedly hold many Landon can still tee off with the a person’s eye during the golf [ best, course dedication ceremonies, five other persons who will be present I may attract their share of glances. | Nicholson, although he hasn’t These five men include the First Southwest Conference golf cham pionship team which is the first of A&M’s golf championship teams and the pro manager of the new $75,000 golf course, Joe Fagan. The four members of the con- ference title team are J. C. Landon, A. 0. Nicholson, Ellis Wilson and Herbert W. Brehmer. Landon, who has played little golf since graduation from A&M, is now ranching in West Texas, having given up the club sport for the tending of stock, but accord- Former Students Responsible A&M’s new course is largely re sponsible for its existence to the Aggie Former Students Associa tion. They planned the course and raised $25,000 to get the construc tion started. The design of the course was done by Ralph Plummer, a mem ber of the. class of ’25 at A&M and leading golf course architect of the Southwest. The Bauer sisters are known throughout the nation for their ex ceptionally good brand of golf. Each has won her share of tour naments and are leading contend ers in any tourney they enter. Outstanding—Marlene Marlene, who is only 10, was chosen by an Associated Press poll of sports writers as- the outstand ing woman athlete in the nation for 1949. Starting her golf at the age of , . TT , , , . | 8 Marlene has many envious p i a ? ed U,^ e ' hai U P ! a ^ e< . in e !^ 1 7 i achievements on her golf record. Nicholson Busy given up golf entirely, is kept busy the majority of the time in his job as vice-president of the Mercantile National Bank in Dallas. When Nicholson tees off on the A&M course tomorrow it will be the 807th course on which he has US to Rack Up Charge Against I t, w Z O O ! champions! Chinese Reds state and in several foreign coun tries which include Canada, Mexi co, French Morocco, and Egypt. As a lumber man in San An tonio, Wilson still takes a vital interest in golf, but his business ties have reduced him to a week; end golfer at the Oak Hill Coun try Club. Playing in the 80s, Wil son enjoys golf just as much as ever, and said that he is looking forward to playing on the new course. eh mer Consistent rl member of the 1926 Lake Success, Dec. 5—UP) —The United States is expec ted to back up its demand for United Nations action against the Chinese Communists to day with a detailed list of charges. They will be in the form of a memo explaining formally why six countries — the U.S., Britain, Fiance, Norway, Cuba and Ecua dor—asked Secretary General Try gve Lie yesterdav to put the ques tion of Red Chinese intervention in Korea on the General Assembly agenda. This move does not invoke the Assembly’s new anti-aggression .towers but is taken under old pro- iedures. Observers do not expect the six countries yet to ask the ^ Assembly to take the military U c-i condition rapidly, Fagan expects t on it was empowered in October [ heavy play on the course m the to authorize. I near future. She broke 80 at the age of 8, and recently set a course record of G6 at her home course in Midland. In 1949 Marlene won the Indo and Palm Springs Invitation, the Los Angeles City Women’s Golf championship, the Women’s West ern Golf Association Junior title, and was finalist in both the Texas Women’s Open and Hardscrapple Open Invitation. Alice, who is 22, is an inch short- j er and 20 pounds lighter, and is | also a top-notch golfer. She start- j ed playing golf seriously at the , . t , I a 8'e of 11, and has since won five hampionship team is Brehmer, ; g. 0 ]j.' the Southern Califor- wno still plays consistently al-: n j a Championship and has quali- though he is a vocational teacher j f j e( l three times for the National m Kerrville. Holding his score I Amateur Championship. down in the high 70s, he is expect- ! ■ ed to do well in the exhibition. i Fagan takes over this new job, | having held the position of con- Washington, Dec. 5—(7P)- President Truman said today the leaders of Communist China have deliberately con fronted the world with “the grave risk of general conflict.” “We are struggling to preserve our own liberty as a nation,” the President said, and to meet the threat posed by Communist im perialism the United States must enlist “the combined resources and the common determination of the free world.” The big scale Chinese Red in tervention in the North Korean fighting, Mr. Truman said, is just “one part” of the Communist scheming to “dominate the world.” The President, speaking between momentous conferences with Brit ish Prime Minister Attlee on means of avoiding a new world war, said in a speech for a meeting of the mid-century conference on children and youth: “Ou r thoughts and our prayers are with our young men who are fighting in Korea. They are en gaged in a battle against tremen- i dous odds. The full effort of the | united people of this country is behind them. “All of us are aware of the grave ; risk of general conflict which has | been deliberately caused by the Chinese Communist leaders. Their action greatly changes the imme diate situation with which we are! confronted. It does not change our fundamental purpose to work for j the cause of a just and peaceful world.” The Chief Executive, planning a second session with Attlee at luncheon today, told the conference Seniors and about 80 Juniors of the Ross Volunteer Company will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the MSC to hear an address by the commanding general of the 2nd Armored Division and to take part in the annual RV initiation banquet. Initiation ceremonies after the meal will be conducted by C. C. Taylor, commanding office of the RV’s and will con sist of a roll call of new members, a reading of the constitu tion and an administration of the oath. A short history will be read. Honor guest for the banquet and initiation include F. C. Bolton, president emeritus, Col. H. L. Boatner, Col. E. W. ♦ Napier, E. L. Angell, Lt. Col Mar- i ion P. Bowden, Lt. Col. John Kellv, , Lt. Col. L. E. Walker, P. L. Downs, Mrs. Irene Claghorn, W. L. Pen- berthy, dean of men, Dick Hervey, Captain Basil L. Hoyle, and Ser geant D. V. Stroud. General Speaks The main speaker, Major Gen eral Williston Birkhimer Palmer, began his military career as early Troops Retreat From Lost Pyongyang 1918 upon his graduation from Tokyo, Dec. 5—(/P)—Over- West Point, where he had been whelmed’Allied troop columns commissioned a second lieutenant bent a war-wenrv retreat 1,1 the Fiel(1 A Hdlery. Maj. Gen. Willston B. Palmer Bowl-Bound C-4 7 Cadets, Officers to cessions manager in Student Ac tivities for the, past few years. A registered professional with the PGA, Fagan is an exception ally good golfer and will assist in the giving of lessons. No one probably knows the course better than Fagan, who Worked on it throughout the sum mer and was the main reason for the quick completion of the course which was even then delayed two months by lack of water for the greens and fairways. With the greens in top shape and the fairways rounding out into Quarterback Club Sets Last Meeting The Quarterback Club will hold its final meeting of the season to night at 7:30 in the Assembly Hall. Aggie head coach Harry Stiteler will tehatively be on hand to give a possible into how the team may fare in the. President’s Cup game. Films of the 1948 clash will be shown. Prior to showing, the film winner of the final Quarterback Club con test being; run this week, will re ceive tickets to the Dec. 9 game with Georgia, being played in College Park, Md. By DAAE COSLETT At least 20 Aggies started laying plans yesterday to wing their way to. the Presidential Cup Bowl Game Saturday. The nation’s capital, meanwhile, went ahead with plans to- receive the Aggies and Aggie supporters making the trip. The 20 cadets, all Air Force Dis tinguished Military Students who have made application for a regu lar Air Force commission, will leave here Friday morning in a C-47. The plane is one of three ships obtained by PAS&T Col. E. W. Napier to transport students and staff members to the game at College Park, Md. The other two C-47’s will take members of the A&M Military Department and local reserve officers. Official authorization for the flight was telegraphed to the' local AF ROTC head yesterday from Headquarters, USAF. Col onel Napier, Maj. B. P. Browder and Capt. L. C. Callaway will pilot the planes. The official notifica tion okeyed the flight for only 20 Air Force DMS’s who have made application for regular commis- | cy at North Gate for a special sious. bus to the bowl game. beat a war-weary retreat south from abandoned Py ongyang today, wondering where they might stand and defend against Red China’s onrushing swarms. The Reds rolled across Pyong yang’s airfield and possibly al ready were, in the old Red Korean capital itself, a big prize to the j Communist world. The first Communist satellite j capital to be wrested from Red j control, Pyongyang was open for ! the return of its Red masters. Masses of Chinese Red troops, ! the vanguard of more than a mil- | lion which General MacArthur said had been committed to the Korean campaign, had turned the tide of j battle. In the northeast, Marines and | doughboys fought to break out of a deep Red Chinese trap clamped | south of Changjin reservoir. Oth er Chinese masses mounted-twin drives to cut off the entire 10th Corps of five divisions. Following his graduation he took post graduate studies at West Point until July, 191.9, when he went to Europe on a tour of bat tlefields of Belgium, France, Ger many, and Italy. He was promoted to first lieutenant in 1919, and then followed a succession of promo tions from aide-de-camp, to cap tain in 1935, to major in 1940, to lieutenant colonel in 1941, to col onel in 1942, to commanding gen eral in 1944, and so forth. A veteran of the Normandy in vasion and the landing at Utah Beach, General Palmer took part in the capture of Cherbourg and the St. Lo break through. He fought at the battles of Mortain, Mods, Beige, Aachen, and Cologne, and participated in the Battle of the Bulge, the surrounding of the Ruhr and the cleanup operations in the Harz Mountains. Commands Ft. Hood In December of 1947, he was assigned as Deputy Director and The planes will leave Bryan Air Force Base at 8 a. m. Friday morn ing ami return here, some time The bus company has agreed to sepd a 33-man bus on the trip provided a sufficient number of Sunday. At Washington the planes ; students want to go. The trip, MSC Craft Shop Offers Big Saving On Xmas Gifts for Interprising Cadets By SID ABERNATHY For gifts that please—make them yourself. At least that is the idea of sev eral enterprising cadets who are Well equipped for leather- working, the shop has a com plete supply of leather tools and stamps, and a marble topped table to work on. An adequate supply of alumi- spending a few hours of their spare num and copper circles for makin< time easing the burden of Christ- serving trays, both etched and mas spending by making their hammered, is on hand. The more own gifts. daring individuals might try the ers, bookcases, boot racks, and other items can be quickly and easily turned out with the large array of necessary tools. Circular saws, band saws, a jig saw, a lathe, and a sander make the job relatively simple, even for the questioning ama teur. Special equipment is available Instruction in ceramics will be given as soon as the kiln can be put in operation. Gifts and projects to be considered in the realm of ceramics include mugs and cups, ceramic cigarette boxes, dishes, ash trays, and in numerable others. You can even assemble, in due course of time, a complete set of beer steins. The craft shop, under the di- This money saving shop where copper tooled pictures that are to qualified students for testing these men make $10 and $15, and always in demand. radios. This will also be used by rec tion of C. A. Moeller, a grad- some even more expensive, gifts Internally carved paper weights, the Radio Club in repair work. ^ ua ^ e student of the University of at an amazingly low cost for the bookends, earrings, and other sim- A complete file of plans and of Michigan has now been in opera- basic materials, is known as the ilar gifts can be made with the different projects students yan |.j on f or !j. wo wee ] CSi Already, stu- A&M Craft Shop. It is located in available plastics. undertake are kept in the shop ^gnts are discovering the* truth the basement of the MSC next to In the woodwork section, small and can be used or referred to by j n 0 p en j n „. sentence of this the barber shop. projects such as lamps, letter hold- students at any time. All types of work facilities in the new MSC sponsored Craft Shop are given a thorough work ing over by students eager to cut the cost of Christinas shopping. Group on the left are in specting the leather working tools. Truman Dailey, right, one of the three student instructors looks over some of the new tools during one of the shops tew quiet moments. article. Students pay one dollar for their membership card which en titles them to the use of all tools and machines in the shop for the semester. Open in the afternoon from one until 5:30 and at night from 7 until 10 p. m., the craft shop has several competent supervis ors and advisors to aid students in mastering the arts. The list of instructors include Larry Mims, Truman Dailey, Gilbert McKenzie—all industrial educa tion majors. The shop is designed for the benefit of students, “and in decisions this priority shall taken into consideration,” Moeller says. However a limited number .of non-student memberships will be available to veteran’s wives, fac ulty, and citizens of College Sta tion. Moeller says. will land at near-by Andrews Air Force Base. Expected time of ar rival is 6 p. m. From Washington comes news of other arrangements being made to receive bowl-game fans. Jack Raley, commander of the first Air Wing, received word of some of these arrangements last night in a telephone con versation with Rep. Olin E. (Tiger) Teague, ’32, congress man from this district. On the Northwest front, British 1 Jatpr Director of Logistics, Head and South Korean troops in a.rear quarters, European Command and guard shield protected the fleeing | in ^49, was appointed Vice Eighth Army which less than U U) chief of Staff, Headquarters Eu- which would cost $38 round trip, would begin at noon Thursday. The bus would return in time for Mon day morning classes. Students interested have been advised to contact Bill Powell in Dorm 9, Room 405 or the Ames | rn7r ilf 7p Travel Agency. ' Some few students have made plans for an auto trip to the game. Washington is some 1,600 miles from College Station. weeks ago was rolling northward within 50 miles of the Manchurian border. There was no major contact re ported with the Chinese. The Eighth Army’s retreat on wheels was too fast for the foot-slogging The team, which leaves Friday, Teague told Raley that he would i w 'll be met in Washington by 1 members of the National Capital A&M Club. Earl E. McChesney, ’43, pi'esident of the club esti mates that 250 former students will occupy a special section re served for them at the' game. be on hand to greet the cadets when they arrived. He also out lined tentative plans to provide the Aggies with dates and trans portation. Fifty- and thirty-yard- line tickets will be available there, he said. The local athletic office has 25-yard-line tickets to the game. Ten rooms in the Willard Hotel will be reserved for the cadets, Teague added. He also promised that the Aggies would be guests at a party after the game. From another source, Tex Eas ley, correspondent for the Asso ciated Press Special Washington Service reports that other Texans are preparing a grand welcome. He says: ’ “Casting their individual school partisanship to the winds, alumni from ail the Southwest ern Conference colleges and uni versities are joining under the sponsorship of the‘Texas State Society of Washington to back up the boys from A&M. “A big block of seats on the 50- yard line in Maryland Univer sity’s new Byrd Stadium, at near by College Park, Md., is being set aside for Texans. After the game a big dance and reception will be held.” Colonel Napier is trying to ar range for transportation for ca dets to Washington and to the game. He is also checking on ac comodations for Aggies at An drews Field should hotel rooms be not available or too expensive. In addition to the three planes, arrangements are still pending with the Kerrville Bus Co. through tl]e Ames Travel Agen- There was no indication as to | where or when the Eighth Army would make a stand. AP Corres- ! pendent Leif Erickson, at Eighth ! Army Headquarters, suggested it might go all the way to the Seoul- Inchon area in South Korea, 165 road miles south of Pyongyang. The Eighth Army faced the mounting threat of a flanking move by Chinese swarming down the rugged and lightly defended i center of the Korean peninsula. ropean Command. Oki November 1, 1949. he assumed Command of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he remained until his assignment as commanding general of the 2nd Armored Division and Fort Hood in 1950. Purpose of the organization is the same now as when it was es tablished hack in 1887—-to baind together the most military men on the campus into a crack drill team. The organization has already taken active part in several cam pus events this year such as the college birthday ceremony, the president’s inaugural parade for Eisenhower, and the presentation, of the Governor of Texas before the Thanksgiving game. T Agricultural Pioneer Mum U' , A&M’s first airplane designed especially for Ag riculture prepares for take off during its test ing by the Civil Aeronautics Administration. Ag Plane, F armer’s Friend, ciub space open Takes Maiden Flight Friday 111 A mrifil mirl "ril ^^ J In A prqnj eland ’51 on Religious clubs, honor societies, professional groups, and hometown clubs desiring space in the Aggie- land ’51 are asked to make their : reservations as soon as possible, all | Bibb Underwood, club editor of t> e i the publication said this morning. Pages which will cost $55 for a whole page spread and $35 for a half page, can be reserved in the Student Activities Office in Good win Hall. Jan. 20 is deadline for obtaining space in the annual. By RAYMOND SWAN A&M’s contribution to the Ag ricultural air world made its first official flight before an audience of several hundred Friday at East- erwood Airport. The first agricultural airplane designed to seiwe as a duster sprayer, seeder and fertilizer \yas developed by the A&M Personal Aircraft Research Center headed by Fred E. Weick. The single seat, low - winger, silver monoplane is especially de signed for flight low over crops at a slow speed while delivering an extra heavy load. The all melal plane has a wing-span of 39 ft. and an over all length of 29 ft. 8 in. A spring steel landing gear and hydraulic brakes combined with large flaps and non-spin slots enable the plane to land in small fields, which is an asset to the agricul tural air worker. The Agricultural air pioneer which is powered by a Continental E-225-104-14X engine is powerful enough to gain a 50 ft. height in 1,300 ft. after take-off. Another feature of the A&M farm aircraft is the ease with which it can he repaired and main tained in the field, thus eliminat ing costly and delaying trips to an air field for work. This enhancement to the value of the craft is possible since the plane uses a McCauley one piece propeller and is of relatively sim ple construction. The large control area of the (See AG PLANE, Page 6)