The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 13, 1950, Image 1

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Nation’s Top
Safety Section
Lumberman’s 1949 Contest
Number G3: Volume 51
Price Five Cents
Call to Supplement
Early 1951
AF Pilot Hits
Three Peaks,
Hurt Slightly
Washington, Dec. 13—(iP)—The military, racing to re
arm against the Russian menace and counting growing cas
ualties in Korea, is calling for more draftees—and faster. I • Tokyo, Dec. i:j—cri—Lt. Koscoe
■ 1 /•a n i i.- j. r y : Anderson of Belmont, Calif., was
A new draft call, supplementing requests for January , barrelling along in his F-80 jet
and February, yesterday boosted the original quotas for 1 when he hit a hill and bounced
those two months by 78 per cent and raised the total of calls into the air.
up to now to 370,000. | 11 w , as 5 ovcl ' No *' th Korea -
i The controls jammed but the jet
At the same time the tempo of the armed forces procure-; flew. Anderson managed to work
ment of weapons and other equipment is being quickened, to the controls to swing five degrees
" ‘ ~ ‘ ~ to the right or left. But he could
not gain altitude.
He headed for home, hit two
more hills, bouncing into the air.
He rammed through a low-hang
ing cable. He flew 100 miles, di
rected by his wingman, Lt. Leon
ard Levin of Owosso, Mich., who
radioed instructions about the ter
rain ahead.
Anderson landed his crippled
craft, almost out of fuel, on a
beach. The landing knocked him
speed the production of tanks, airplanes and other war gear.
Further Increase Possible
And, defense officials said today, a declaration of na
tional emergency could increase it even more. Such a dec
laration by President Truman was generally expected .
As in all previous calls, the draftees are for the army,
the service where the greatest manpower buildup is needed
and where the heaviest losses from battle casualties have
For the first time in history A&M’s songs will
be presented in album form. The cover, shown
above, will be in Maroon with White lettering.
Songs included in the album are: “Taps”, “Spirit
of Aggieland”, “Twelfth Man”, and “The Aggie
War Hymn.”
The army wants 80,000 called in January and the same uneo y? ( ’ lol,a - ,
in February instead of calling only 40,000 the first month Levm ' als0 low on rad, ” <1
Recordings Made For First
Aggieland Record Album
■ Members • of the Aggieland Or
chestra, Singing Cadets, and Band
today recorded four selections to
be included in the above special
A&M music album published by
the Recorded Publications Com
pany of New/Jersey.
Selections that were recorded in
Guion Hall include “The Twelfth
Man”, “The Spirit of Aggieland,”
“Silver Taps,” and “The War
Singers Participate
The Singing Cadets will combine
with members of the Aggieland
Orchestra in production numbers
of “The Twelfth Man” and “The
Spirit of Aggieland.” The Band
will play “Taps,” “The War
Hymn,” and “The Twelfth Man.”
The album of two records will
be titled “Songs of Texas A&M.”
Additional information, history,
and pictures of the musical aggre
gation will be included inside the
The cover, in maroon and white
was sketched by Bob Cullen of the
A&M Press.
Sale of the albums will be made
New Texas Film
Is Now Available
“Texas and its Natural Re
sources,” a completely new 16-
tnillimeter motion picture film in
sound and color, is now available
for free short-term loans to any
organized group or class on the
campus, Howard Berry, director
of the Photographic and Visual
Aids Laboratory, has announced.
Sponsored by the Texas Gulf
Sulphur Company, the new 43-min-
ute film presents a closely-knit
story describing the magnitude of
the State’s mineral and energy re
Three scenes in the film were
made here at A&M, Berry said.
throughout the dormitory areas
by four members of the band and
four members of the Singing Ca
dets and Orchestra. Approximately
1,500 albums will be made up.
Tentative plans have been set
up for a special Guion Hall con
cert of the music included in the
album. Sales will begin at the
The possibilities of making new
records of Aggie song-s have been
discussed and debated for over two
years, and the purpose of this al
bum is to get some “superior”
records, C. G. “Spike” White, as
sistant dean of men in charge of
Student Activities, says.
The Recorded Publications Com
pany has turned out albums in the
past for the music of such schools
as Pitt, University of Kansas, Vil-
lanova, Colgate, Yale, University
of Indiana, University of Mississi
ppi, and the University of Okla
Members of the Album Commit
tee, which held its initial meeting*
a few weeks ago are Bill Turner,
Lt. Col. E. V. Adams, Ken Wig
gins, David Haines, Joe Pike,
George Charlton, and Allan Walde.
and 50,000 in the second. The 80,000 is the biggest monthly
call since the huge demands of World War II.
Here is the background against which the new draft
call was issued:
• The army, now at a strength of about 1,000,000, is
aiming at a goal of 1,264,900 by next July 1—perhaps even
more if the foreign situation worsens. It needs more men to
build up the mobile reserve and defenses here at home, de
pleted by the demands of the Ko-'
rean war, and to start augmenting
American troop strength in Eu
rope under the North Atlantic
treaty organization system for de
• The army casualty total for
Korea is now something more than
27,940 (the most recently announc
ed figure which covered the period
through Dec. 1, since which Chi
nese Communist attacks rose to a
crescendo.) The pool of manpow
er in the United States must be
tapped for replacements. They in
turn are succeeded by draftees or
the air force control center of An
derson’s plight, then headed home.
The injured Anderson wound up
in friendly South Korean hands.
One of the first things he did
on reaching safety was to tell Lev
“I expect to be a father in Feb
ruary and, if we have a boy, I’m
going to name him Leonard for
MSC Council Approves
Proposed By-Laws
Bylaws of the Memorial Student
Center Council and methods of ex
hibiting- the good-will blanket in
scribed with the Aggie emblem re
ceived from SMU recently were
approved in part at the regular
bi-monthly meeting of the council
last night.
The maroon and white embossed,
blanket will be exhibited in the
MSC Fountain Room for a short
time, then placed in one of the
guest rooms for use by various
dignitary guests of the college.
Tenure Approved
Tenure of office periods and
methods of selecting council mem
bers were approved by council
members present at the meeting.
Student members will hold office
for only one year, with new offi
cers taking over each April, the
council decided. Faculty and for
mer student members shall serve
two year terms.
Student council members will be
selected from the MSC directorate
composed of committee chairmen
of the dance, crafts, bowling, and
other MSC sponsored activities.
The by-laws also stipulate that
the student council candidate shall
have a grade point ratio of at least
1.00 and have been a member of
the MSC for at least one full se
mester prior to the time of elec
tion. Two student members, a
president and vice president, will
be elected before the annual meet
Joe Fuller, MSC council presi
dent, was voted the authority to
appoint a committee to design and
obtain keys for student members
of the council. Keys will be
awarded to the old student council
members at the April meeting
when new councils and directorates
take office, he said.
Banquet Postponed
The annual, Future Farmer stu
dent-professor Banquet scheduled
for Thursday night was postponed
until next semester because of a
lack of time for preparation.
Plans were made at the last
meeting to have the banquet in
Shisa Hall, Dec. 7, at 7:30. A fu
ture date has not been specified.
Increase Reserve Call
Along with the draft call there
is expectation of increased call-ups
of reservists, especially in event
of a national emergency proclama
tion. A slow-down in the reserve
program, put into effect in Octo
ber, has been abandoned. More
over, speculation persisted that ad
ditional National Guard divisions
would be summoned to Federal
service. Four are already in.
One defense official, discussing
with a reporter the purpose of a
national emergency declaration,
said it would be of value not only
for its impact on home front mor
ale hut “to • make clear this is a
real peril, a national peril,” exist
ing not only in the Far East but
in Europe.
Quicken Materiel Flow
Pentagon officials thought, too,
that such a declaration would
quicken the flow of badly-needed
materiel to the armed forces by
making- more flexible the provi
sions under which the services do
their buying.
One army offiical summed it up
this way:
In peacetime, the objective is to
save money; in an emergency, un
der war conditions, to save time.
Among other things, the mili
tary in an emergency can speed
up its contract negotiations; de
centralize time-consuming procure
ment programs; buy materials any
where in the world where they are
available: increase assembly lines
in its own arsenals and in con
tract plants; speed up factory man
power recruiting; expand the stock
of machine tools needed for the
manufacture of intricate weapons.
E. E. Wilson Wins
*50 Borden Award
Troops Moving Fast,
Orderly from Hungnam
Tokyo, Dec. 13—(TP)—Sixty thousand or more Allied
troops poured aboard ships at Hungnam today on a mass
evacuation from northeast Korea.
Their exodus with field gear and heavy weapons was or
derly but hastened by pressure from thousands of Chinese
The Chinese were trying to break through a rearguard
defense perimeter to make a kill before the last of the Allies
could get away by sea. The loading of troops and materiel
has been in progress the last day and is expected to continue
some time.
The Allied force was abandoning the last big United
Nations outpost in North Korea'—130 air miles deep in
Communist-ruled territory.
Men, From Seventh Division
Among the 60,000 or more men moving at an orderly
but fast pace across Hungnam’s docks into the evacuation
fleet were long-unreported doughboys of thd U. S. Seventh.
Division’s 17th Regimental Combat Team and South Korean
army regiments.
They were safe at last on the Hungnam coastal plain
after retreating for nearly two weeks from extreme North
Korea—as far as the Yalu River boundary of Manchuria—
under a security blackout.
The destination of the forces embarked on the Sea of
Japan was a top secret for security reasons.
Field dispatches said thousands of Chinese were mass
ing nearby for a final blow.
Defense Line
Everett E. Wilson, last night
was awarded the Borden Award of
$300 presented annually to the
senior veterinary medicine student
with the highest grade point ratio.
Preceding the presentation of
the award to the 29-year old stu
dent with a GRP of 2.87, Newton
Lamb, Aggie-ex and quality con
trol director for Borden’s south
ern division spoke to the junior
chapter of the AVMA.
Boatner To Address
Waco Women Thursday
E. E. Wilson
Kitty Bethel, left, and Joan Loerzel led Tessies and Aggies in
group singing during intermission at the Christmas All-College
Dance at TSCW Saturday night. Also on the program of the
Junior-Freshman sponsored ball were Jody Daniels, novelty vo
calist, and tap dancers Lynette Poole, Carolyn Colvin, Mary Alice
Butterworth, and Janyce Martin, and piano accompanist Barbara
Col. H. L. Boatner, commandant
an PMS&T, will speak to members
of the Waco branch of American
Association of University Women
in Waco, Thursday at 3:45 p. m.
Views Explained
He will emphasize the military
viewpoint on the Far Eastern sit
uation, as well as economic condi
tions in China.
Emphasis also will be placed on
the difference in the agricultural
and economic plans of the United
States and China, He says that
the chief difference lies in the
fact that the two legislatures are
different and act differently when
planning the future of their coun
tries each year.
A West Point graduate, Colonel
Boatner was sent to Tientsin,
China in 1928 where he served with
the 15th Infantry. He became a
language student at Pekin in 1930
and in 1934 was awarded a Master
of Arts degree from the Califor
nia College in China.
China Assignment
Still more connection with the
Chinese situation came when in
1941 he was assigned as assistant
in the Chinese unit of the De
fense Aid Section of the Supply
Division of War Department Gen
eral Staff in Washington,
Communism Talk
Set By Houstonite
M. E. Truitt, manager of the
Credit Bureau of Greater Houston,
will discuss Communism Wednes
day night at 7:30 in the Assem
bly Room of the MSC.
Before the war. Truitt worked
with the Communist Party in this
country and acquired extensive
knowledge of the party’s work.
For many years, Truitt has
g+ven lectures and talks through
out the nation regarding the evils
of Communism in the United
The Marketing and Finance
Club, sponsor of the speaker, in
vites everyone to attend the meet
He discussed the history of the
company and its policy of employ
ing only college graduates with
specific training to fit the com
pany’s needs. Most of the employ
ees are secured from A&M and
Texas Tech, he said.
Wilson acquired his knowledge
of livestock on his father’s farm
at Olivia and on nearby ranches
before entering the School of Vet
erinary Medicine. For the past
two years, he has been a student
assistant in the Veterinary Physi
ology and Pharmacology Depart
Married hut without children.
Wilson has no definite plans for
practice after graduation, but ad
mits “some of the country around
my wife’s home close to Fort
Smith, Arkansas looks good.”
Australian Speaker
Dr. D. C. Blood, veterinarian
from Sydney, Australia, compared
Texas and Australia from the vet
erinarian’s standpoint. With a
heavy acx-ent, he reported that of
the 500 veterinarians in that coun
try, approximately 60 per cent are
in government work, 20 per cent
in teaching and research, and the
i-emaining in private practice.
He also elaborated on the need
for research in his country because
there are disease conditions in
Australia that are peculiar to that
part of the world. Though primar
ily interested in metabolic distur
bances, Dr Blood has done re
search on problems of sterility of
dairy cattle and sheep in his coun
Dr. C Clement French, dean of
the college, will speak to the group
at its next meeting. He will dis
cuss problems of adopting an honor
system within the School of Vet
erinary Medicine, Monte Swatzell,
chapter president, said.
Troops from five allied divisions
manned a stout defense line
stretching for a 14-mile radius
around Hungnam and the inland
twin city of Hamehung.
AP correspondent (fom Stone,
L[jauHi ■ .lha evacuating lOth Corps,
said the withdrawal was being car
ried on rapidly but quietly. It was
pushed, under protection of the
long guns and carrier planes of
the U. N. fleet.
While transports swallowed a
steady stream of men and equip
ment, warships cruised slowly off
Corsairs, hellcats and panther
jets circled overhead, alert for any
sign that the Chinese Red air force
might attempt an annihilating cli
max to the military coup launched
in late Nevember by Chinese
ground forces.
Commies Slowed Up
Warships shelled the coast and
planes hit enemy positions, slow
ing up the buildup of Chinese
forces for any attack on Hungnam.
Tanks crowded bumper to bump
er against tiny jeeps and all varie
ties of allied vehicles along the
docks, heading into the big trans
ports warped against Hungnam’s
Much of the allies’ arsenal in
northeast Korea was slated for sea
There were two big questions
arising out of the evacuation:
Could the allied force—including
Puerto Ricans and British Royal
Marines—get out before the Chi
nese swept in from the frozen
mountains in sight of the harbor?
10th Corps
What was the destination of the
still strong 10th Corps? Would
it go to the Seoul area where the
Eighth Army still is massed on de
fense lines; to Pusan port in the
old southeast Korea beachhead, or [
to Japan?
The Chinese—who have failed to |
follow through quickly on their I
several smashing attacks in North !
Korea—held the answer to the fate ;
of the evacuation.
Three Added
As Directors
For ('£ Board
Three new people were ad
ded to the College Station
Chamber of Commerce and
Development A s s o c i a -
tion Board of Directors yes
terday at the group’s regular
monthly meeting.
Joe Motheral, John Longley, an I
J. E. Roberts are the men who
were named to the hoard after the /
voted to expand the membership
from seven to ten.
Other board members appointed
at the meeting were Cotton Price,
Frank Anderson, Ralph Rogers,
Dr. C. C. French, Earl Cunning
ham, Bob Halpin and Mrs. C. E.
Members of the board who will
not serve during the next tern
are Herschel Burgess, president.,
Mrs. D. W. Fleming and E. El.
Aii election of officers of the
new board will be held at its meet
ing in January.
Time of Atom
Talk Changed
Time of the speech of Dr.
Edward C. Campbell, research
physicist from Oak Ridge, Ten
nessee, has been changed to 5
p.m. Thursday. Dr. Campbell
will speak in the Physics Lec
ture Room. Topic of his speech
will be “Nuclear Reactor Piles.”
The talk, open to the public,
will be accompanied by demon
stration, according to Dr. James
G. Potter, head of the Physics
Tryouts Scheduled
For Debate Squad
Tryouts for the College Debate
Squad will be held in room 325 of
the Academic Building at 7:30 p.
m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, Karl E.
Elmquist, debate coach, announced
Candidates will make single five-
minute speeches on which ever side
they prefer of any debatable sub
ject they choose, Elmquist said.
Winners of the Freshman Slide Rule contest with
no previous college experience line up with, the
Dean of the School of Engineering after being
presented with their awarth Left to right they
are Donald G. Greene, triple place winner; Rob
ert C. Kietzman; Daniel O. Atkinson; Dean H.
W. Barlow, who made the presentations; William
Richard Casbear; and Robert T, Miller.