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Number 61: Volume 51
COLLEGE STATION (Aggieland), TEXAS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1950
Price Five Cents
By JERKY ZUBER
Tonight’s Collegiate review from
North Texas State College, set
for 7:30 on the Guion Hall stage,
promises to ease the pain of re
turning to the campus and fac
ing another week of College Sta
The review, composed of both
professional and amateur talent,
is an hour and a half long and
features a varied entertainment
program ranging from Dixieland
to sleight of hand.
Included in the price of ad
mission is the regularly scheduled
Guion movie, “The Flame and The
Arrow” starring Virginia Mayo
and Burt Lancaster.
Feature attraction of the stage
show is the 18 piece stage band,
led by Gene Hall, director of the
Modern Music Department at
NTSC. Several members of the
Jack will appear tonight as
chief comedian for the NTSC
group as it presents its Vaude
ville show in Guion.
In Oslo Norway
Stockholm, Sweden, Dec. 11
—Nine men were presented
Nobel prizes yesterday at re
splendent twin ceremonies
here and in Oslo, Norway. It
■ was the 54th anniversary of the
death of Alfred Nobel, inventor of
dynamiteand creator of the awards.
Winners of the prizes, totaling
»nearly $200,000 in cash and rep
resenting the world’s foremost hon
ors for contributions to humanity,
included four Americans:
Mississippi novelist William
Faulkner, awarded the 1949 liter
ature prize, $30,007
Dr. Ralph J. Bundle, the first
negro ever to be so honored, who
received the $31,674 peace prize
for his work as United Nations me
diator during the Palestine war.
Dr. Philip S. Hench and Dr. Ed
ward C. Kendall of the Mayo Clin
ic at Rochester, Minn., $10,571 each
for their research in hormones, in
cluding the discovery of cortisone,
a powerful agent in the treatment
of rheumatoid arthritis.
The other recipients—Two Brit
ons, two Germans and a Swiss —
British philosopher Bertrand
Russell, 1950 prize for literature
Prof. Cecil F. Powell of Brit
ain’s Bristol University, physics
prize,* $31,715, for his work on cos
mic v ays.
. Dr. Otto Diois and Prof. Kurt
A d 1 e r, German teacher-student
team who shared the $31,715 chem
istry prize for their discovery of
the dien synthesis, a method to
produce odors and complicated
chemical compound artificially.
Dr. Tadeusz Reichstein of the
University of Basel, Switzerland,
, who received $10,761 along with
Dr. Hench and Dr. Kendall in the
three-man medical award.
b a n d double as the Dixieland
Crew and will furnish several
numberrs of Dixieland music.
Jack Alexander, professional
night club entertainer, is chief
comedian for the group. In addi
tion to comedy, Alexander will
perform feats of magic and sleight
of hand and will present imita
Adrian McLish, formerly with
Vaughn Monroe’s Moonmaids, will
sing several solo numbers, as will
Leo Vincent, male vocalist, who
will sing, “All The Things You
Are” and other numbers. Miss Les
ley Ryall, another female vocalist,
will give her version of “Happi
ness is Just A Thing Called Joe”
and “That Old Feeling.”
The combined stage show and
movie is sponsored through the
auspices of the Student Activities
Screen lovers should be as
pleased with the screen hit, “The
Flame and The Arrow” as with
the review. Set in medieval Italy,
the picture is highlighted by the
acrobatic antics of Lancaster and
his band and graced by the lovely
Virginia Mayo, the “villian’s”
Buddy Ryland, formerly leader
of the Stephen F. Austin State
College Band, will assist the band
with his trombone.
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By DAVE COSLETT
Oak Ridge Man
Dr. Edward C. Campbell,
research physicist from Oak
Ridge, Tennessee, will speak!
in the Physics Lecture Room
at 8 p. m. Thursday on “Nu
clear Reactor Piles’’, Dr. James
G*. Potter, head of the Physics
Department, announced today.
Dr. Campbell’s talk will be ac
companied by demonstration. Dr.
Potter said. The discussion will
be of a non-technigal nature and
is open to the general public.
At present, Dr. Campbell is
assisting in research on reactor
piles at Oak Ridge, under the
Atomic Energy Commission. He
was . Assistant Professor of Phy-
ics at Princeton in 1942. He was
also one of the many scientists
who performed research on the
first atomic bomb.
Dr. Campbell was awarded his
Bachelor of Arts degree from
Michigan University in 1925 and
his Ph. D. from' Oklahoma Univer
sity in 1938.
The lecture is sponsored by the
A&M Physics Society, Potter
It was a fiery march through Georgia,
this 1950 trek that found a lad named Smith
rather than a general named Sherman lead
ing the way. This march, though, took place
within the 100-yard confines of the Univer
sity of Maryland’s new Byrd Stadium at
College Park, Md.
And though the Aggie team was on fire,
12,245 spectators in the stands and a size
able number of press-box onlookers shivered
in the 40 degree temperature.
The initial Presidential Cup Bowl game
lacked nothing but a decent crowd. Of color
ful pageantry and spectacular football, it
There were several slightly colored faces
in that press box, too—colored with embar
rassment at having overlooked one Bruisin’
In Jrraise oj leam
Francis St aim
Washington (D.C.) Sunday Star
“Press box Observers at Byrd Stadium were virtually unani
mous yesterday in rating Fullback Bob Smith of the Texas Aggies
as the best running back to play in the area this season. Sammy
Baugh (Washington Redskin star) went so far as to call the 22-
year-old junior from Houston a better, faster ball carrier: than
John Kimbrough, one of the Southwestern Conferences’ all-time
Sporting West Texas headgear almost to the man,
the 42 man Aggie contingent pour off the
airliner at National Airport for their date in the
Presidential Cup classic. Aggie Head Coach
Harry Stiteler is .shown receiving the keys to the
A&M Film Society
- The. third program of the A&M
Film Society series will be held
tqn.ight at 7:80 p. m. in the YMCA
Chapel and ’features' “Intolerance.”
-This film, one of the early
“greats,": deihonstvates. the first I
OsV ,o’f effective' photography and '
phbtbgrapliy experiment with the
dSe-of huge set’s, mphy extras, and
crowded ^sceheiS. This’ film is the
fofenifmer Of the “extravaganzas”
f Admission to - person's , not hold
ing. season tickets will be' available
according to ..George Charlton, sec- I
retaryitreastify pf ' the. organism- ;
tion.- And persons, “who already
haVe, season tickets may give them
to their friends, and they, in turn,
may use them merely by present
ing the tickets at the door,” says
Herman Go]loh, president of the
society this year.
city from Col. Waldron E. Leonard, acting for
District commissioners, as President Tom Har
rington looks on. Behind Stiteler are Charles R.
Garity, game chairman, and Texas Congressman
Olin T. Teague, former Aggie star.
Washington (D. C.) Sunday Star
“Few college, ball games this season produced ball-carrying
performances that exceeded Those of Smith and Tidwell of the
winners and Morocco, the shifty Georgia lad from Youngstown,
Ohio . . . .”
New York Herald Tribune
“A nian named Smith from IfoAston, Tex , used the American
Legion’s inaugural Presidential Cup post-season football game to
day as a vehicle iV.r a brilliant demonstration, proving that more
All-America selectors should have included a man named Smith
on move All-America teams.
“. . . . The Aggies were not only a rampaging running ar
ray which wrecked the heretofore stout Georgia defenses, they
were also an alert and strong defensive team.”
“. . . , The football used at the start was parachuted from
a Piper Cub. It landed among the Georgia rooters. They gave it
to the referee. That was their first and biggest mistake. The next
time the ball went into the air it landed in Smith’s hands, and
Georgia never recovered from the shock."
Louis M. Halter
. . Texas A&M gilve Georgia’s vaunted defenses a long-
to-be-remembfred lesson in offensive football—Southwest Confer
“Smith . . . was unquestionably the best back on the field.”
Mac Optimistic On
Return From Front
Bob Smith during the recent All-Americau
The wearer of the Maroon and White
numeral 36 wasted no time in, raising a few
eyebrows. The game was fifteen minutes
late in starting. Smith more than made up
for that lost time at his first encounter with
The opening kick-off sailed straight to
the great Aggie full-back who was waiting
for it on the 2-yard line. He fumbled the
ball, though, and had to chase it back to the
Then he got down to business.
Behind beautiful blocking, he cut to his
right and roared down the side-line. A lone
Georgian, Fred Bilyeu, made a futile dive at
him on the Georgia 40. From there on in the
♦ field was bis.
Seventeen seconds after the
game started Harrow Hooper was
adding his first point-afer touch
down for the day.
The sprint seemed to be merely
a warm-up for Smith. Before the
dazzled spectators left the stands,
they saw him account for 206 more
yards—-158 rushing, 121 kick-off
returns, 22 pass reception, and
Eighty-one of the rushing yards
came 45 seconds before the end of
the first quarter when Bruisin’
Bob charged through a gaping hole
at tackle to take another solo trip
to pay-dirt. Not a Georgian touch
ed him. ?
The five yards in the passing
department came when Smith toss*
ed his second aerial of the year, a
running pass to Cedric Copeland
who took it in the air on the
Georgia five and a half. A touch
down followed one play later. !:
That touchdown was scored by
Billy Tidwell who bested Smith in
TD honors three tallies to two. The
First downs ..:
Rushing yardage .
Yards penalized ...
the second name
Hon h lb
Mary Colder, 20 year old secretary for a private business concern,
was chosen over six other finalists to reign in the Presidential Cup
classic Saturday afternoon. The Queen, seated in the center, is
surrounded by the lovely princesses who are Janice Breaux, Helen
Bunce, Marion Edwards, Jeanne Coleman, Margaret Harnois, and
The College Station Kiwanis
Club will climax its year’s activ
ities with a banquet in the Ball
Room of the Memorial Student
Center tonight at 6:30.
Principal speaker for the even
ing will be R. E. Jackson, asso
ciate professor of government at
Texas State College for Women.
A humorist and lecturer known
widely throughout the Southwest,
Professor Jackson has been at
TSCW for 30 years.
W. L. Maples will be toastmaster
for the evenings with entertain
ment to be offered by James W.
Jordan, with vocal selections, and
guitar numbers by W. R. Schrank.
Betty Hollander, assistant social
director of the MSC will play
Ivackground music on the piano
while the dinner is being served.
Motheral to Review Year
Also featured on the program
for the evening will be Joe Moth
eral, retiring president of the Ki
wanis organization. He is sche
duled to give a review of the club’s
accomplishments for the past year.
The group, which will consist
of club members and their wives,
will also have Edward Schreider
of Galveston, lieutenant governor
of the third Division of the Kiwan
is Club, to install the club’s new
officers for 1951.
Magee Is President
A. C. Magee will take over the
reins of the loegl civic organiza
tion, having served as first vice-
president and a member of the
board of directors daring the pre
vious term of officers.
Other leaders to be installed will
be Otis T Miller, first vice-pres
ident and H. G\ Johnstpn, second
vice-president. To be installed as
members of the board of directors
will be Dick Hervey, John bong-
ley, J. G. McGuire, and George
The committee in charge of ar
rangements for the banquet in
cludes Dick Hervey, chairman, J.
B. Coon, W. L. Maples, and W. H.
Dawson. The House Receptions
Committee includes George Sum
mey, chairman, F. L. Thomas,
L. N. Flannigan, Jr. R. Couch, C.
B. Campbell, Joe Sorrels, and W.
Tickets for the banquet have
been on sale in the MSC and at
the South Side Grocery.
Chiang Guerrilla Warfare
Effective, Military Believe
R. E. Jadreon
Washington, Dec. 11—</Pi—Some
American military men believe
guerrilla warfare on the Chinese
mainland by Chiang Kai-Shek’s
forces, with some help, could do
effective damage to the China
This opinion, expressed to a re
porter today by officials who can
not be named, is based on military
factors. It does not take into ac
count international, political and
diplomatic considerations. Be
cause of these latter factors and
White House expressions of dis-
J approval, there is reluctance to
push the idea.
One military view is that such
operations would he of definite
value as a diversionary operation
to draw away some of the Chinese
Communist strength now being
poured into the war in Korea.
President Truman has been cool
; to proposals to aid the Chinese Na-
; tionalist guerrilla effort because
of the danger that Russia might
; seize upon such aid as pretext for
openly intervening in the Asiatic
Nevertheless, it is known that
some quiet, long-range studies are
underway here which could be used
if and when administration and
diplomatic policies change.
Among other developments, a
j high ranking officer of one of the
services who was an expert on
guerrilla activities in the Far East
during World War II has been
brought back to Washington from
an overseas assignment to help in
Dispatches from the Far East
suggest that a sizeable Nationalist
guerrilla force exists in China.
Spencer Moosa, Associated Press
correspondent in Formosa, says es- !
timates range from less than
1,000,000 up to 1,600,000. But he I
points out they arc poorly equip
ped, with old arms and little am
munition. And, he adds, they need
a unified leadership.
Gen. Douglas MacArthur was re
ported to have wanted to accept,
early in the Korean War, Chiang’s
offer to send 33,000 of his Formosa
troops to Korea to join in the war
against the Communists. Wash
ington turned thumbs down on his
proposal for both political and
; military reasons.
Aside from the now well-debated
I political reasons, some high penta-
| gon officials have opposed the idea
on purely military grounds. One
argument advanced has been that
Chiang’s men would be more use
ful in waging guerrilla warfare in
Ag Experiment Station
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j partment of Poultry Husbandry j
, in continuing research relating to
j the feeding and nutritional values
I sorghum by-product feeds. Dr.
R. D. Lewis, statiion director, says.
The check is froih the Corn Pro- 1
ducts Refining Company of Argo,!
Tokyo, Dec. 11 — ( 7Pi — General
MacArthur flew to Korea today
for a hard look at his heavily-hit
United Nations command. He said
it remains unbeaten, relatively se
cure, and able to battle the Chinese
His secret visit to both the
northwest and northeast fronts
came as the last elements of 25,000
bone-cold, unshaven American ma
rines and doughboys streamed
down onto the Hamhung coastal
plain from a series of Red traps
near Changjin Reservoir.
A huge fleet stood off Ham-
hung’s port of Hungman. But
whether it would evacuate the wea
ry, outnumbered U. S. 10th Corps
units in the northeast remained to
be seen. The northwest front was
There was a note of guarded op
timism in MacArthur’s statement
to correspondents after he return
ed to Tokyo from his quick trip
to the warfrouts. He had confer
red on-the-spot with his top gen
“The United Nations command,
in spite of its recent heavy fight
ing, is in excellent shape with high
morale and conspicuous self confi
dence,” the U. N. commander said.
“Although heavily outnumbered it
has come through in a superior
“The enemy’s claims of United
Nations losses in men and material
are fantastically exaggerated. We
are being forced to give ground but
our fighting capacity has suffered
little general impairment.”
He added that the Chinese Reds
had failed in a plan “to encompass
Henderson Club to Party
The Henderson County Club will
hold a dinner and dance for the
boys attending A&M from that
county at the Athens Country Club
on Dec. 21, J. D. Martin, ’30, of
Henderson County Junior College,
reported in u letter, today.
our destruction by one massive
“All our units are intact and the
losses inflicted on the enemy have
been staggering—estimated by lo
cal commanders in the field as
high as 10 to one compared to our
own,” MacArthur said.
It was the General’s first state
ment to correspondents on the Ko-
| roan campaign since he personally
j directed the Allied end-the-war of-
| fensive at daybreak Nov. 24—a
J push turned into a full retreat the
j night of Nov. 25 by bugle-blaring
i hordes of Chinese infantry.
It was evident that MacArthur
! was concerned seriously about the
condition of his forces, particularly
, the U. S. First Marine Division
j and units of the Army’s Seventh
! Infantry Division which battled
: through a frozen, Chinese-lined
| hell for two weeks on both sides
| and south of the Changjin Reser-
l voir in northeast Korea.
players who played infallible ball.
The whole Aggie tikm earned tha;t
Tidwell, who rushed for, 53 yards
| in 12 carries made his first e rid-
zone trip eight minut.es and 40
! seconds deep in the second quar-
! ter. He swept si* yards, arou'hd
Tidwell made his second tally
|30 seconds before the end of the
I half On this one he. supplied the
1 necessary five and a half yards
following Smith’s toss to Copeland.
Two apiece for he and Smith
plus another TD picked up by
Lippman on a pass from Gardemal.
I left the score-board marked with
Jan impressive A&M 33, Georgia 0
! at halftime.
| The next Tidwell touchdown, this
! mid-day in the third quarter, found
Billy racing 36 yards for the. filial
Aggie score of the day.
i Quarterback Dick Gardemal play-
! ed one of his best games of the
j year excelling in all of his duties,
j He fired eiglrt aerials, five of them
I complete for passing yardage of
68 yards. One of the tosses was
: the scoring throw to Lippman.
j The Aggie signal-caller made
I even familiar A&M grid boosters
J sit up and look, though, when, ear-
| ly in the first quarter he faked a
i hand-off to Smith, then galloped
1 (See AGGIES SET, Page 4)
i Tiger’ Teague, Prexy Aid
Robbed Bowl Winner Aggies
Members of the Texas Aggie
victorious 42-man squad celebrated
Saturday night in Washington,
D.C., in spite of the efforts of the
culprit or culprits who stole $675
from their dressing room.
Thirty-two of the players re
ported losses when they began to
dress following the game.
Representative Olin E. (Tiger)
Teague and President M. T. Har
rington came to the rescue and
made up the players’ losses, at
least for the time-being.
The dressing room had been
locked all during the game and
had been guarded by Barlow
(Bones) Irvin and 4 University of
Maryland staff member excApt for
4 15-minute period duriirg which
an Inteitral Revenue Inspector and
a member of the campus police
force were there.
• The team members had hung
j their clothes on wooden pegs in
; the new dressing room. The thief
: or thieves methodically emptied
pockets and bill-folds. Two expen
sive billfolds were taken. No oth-
i <Sr articles other than money were
Investigators believe that the
thief must have been in the dress
ing room during half-time and re
mained behind when the team rie-
turned to the field. Footprints
were found in the soft mud by an
open .window. The prints led awgy
•from the building- only.
No other information on the in
cident had been turned up Sunday
Murray Holditeh managed t,o
save $90 which he had placed in’
one 0/ ttis shoos.