The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 15, 1950, Image 1

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See Pages 3 Thru 8 Today
Number 65: Volume 51
All Dormitories
Except Bizzell
Close Tuesday
All dormitories except Biz-
zell will be closed and locked
at 5:30 p. m. Tuesday, Dec.
19 in order to conserve util
ities and protect student prop
erty, Bennie A. Zinn, assistant
dean of men, announced today.
Students, dther than those living
in Bizzell, who wish to remain on
the campus during the Christmas
holidays, should contact students
in Bizzell who will not remain
during the holidays, concerning the
use of their rooms.
To secure rooms, students will
bring a note of permission from
the occupant of Bizzell to the
Housing Office in Goodwin Hall,
where each student will sign a ros
ter showing his location for the
holidays, so that he may be located
in case of emergency. This should
be done by noon, Tuesday, Dec.
If students do not desire to use
this arrangement, they may secure
rooms in P. G. Hall by signing up
for them in the Housing Office.
Students finding it necessary to
gain entrance to a dormitory
which is closed for the holidays,
should check at the Housing Office
for clearance.
All students are reminded to
close the windows and lock the
doors of their rooms. First floor
windows pai’ticularly should be
locked for security purposes.
The dormitories will be unlock
ed at 1 p. m., Tuesday, Jan. 2.
Price Five Cents
Guardsmen Visit Campus
“My office’s over that way” Lt. Col. Taylor
Wilkins, National Guard battalion commander,
tells members of the 36 NG Infantry Division
inspection team that visited the campus yester
day. On Colonel Wilkins left are Col. R. M.
Ise, commander of the 143 NG Regiment, and
Maj. Gen. H. Miller Ainsworth, 36th NG division
commander. On the right are Capt. Atidie Mur
phy, senior aide to General Ainsworth, and
W-0 J. M. McGee The group was on a “routine”
statewide command inspection.
In First Home Game....
AgCagers Lose To Cats, 55-50
Coach John Floyd’s Aggie quin
tet will be out to split the series
with the Southwest Texas State
Bobcats tonight at 8 in DeWare
Field House after accurate Bobcat
shooting from outside a tight de
fense defeated A&M’s cagers 55-
BO last night.
It was the first home game for
Ihe Aggies and some 2000 specta
tors saw the Bobcats from San cat Buster Gillis for runner-up.
Marcos take an early lead on one Davis and Gillis led the contesting
»f 22 gift shots, and the Cadets quintets at halftime with 10 and
never recovered. eight points, respectively.
Coach Milton Jowers ’Cats ex
hibited amazing coolness in sink
ing 17 of 22 free throws, as it was
a cniick break offense over the
controlled-ball game of the Ag
gies that made the difference.
A&M’s all-Conference guard
Jewel McDowell counted 17 points
to be high point man for the night,
before fouling out in the final per
iod. This was the first time for
McDowell to foul out in a college
game and the third time in his
basketball career.
Buddy Davis, 6’ 8” Cadet center,
tallied 16 points to tie with Bob-
Charity shots, the one-pointers
which are scored as the stands are
shrouded in silence, was the decid
ing factor in the Cadets’ fourth
loss in six starts.
Fouls Costly
Although the Cadets moved with
machine-like precision, fouls were
prevalent and costly. The officiat
ing received strong disapproval
from the fans, as the field house
rang with jeers intended strictly
for the men in the striped suits.
The Bobcats attempted 51 field
goals and were successful in 19, as
compared to the 20 times that 48
Aggie field goal attempts swished
through the net.
The Cadets were successful in
10 of 19 gift shots to show a small
er percentage in this column as
compared to the Bobcats 17 out of
Top Board Proposed
exas Colleges
A single board of regents for Texas’ public higher edu
cation was proposed by the Texas Legislative Council, in
session in the Memorial Student Center yesterday.
The board would be composed of nine members with
staggered terms of six years, appointed by the governor and
confirmed by the State Senate, not more than one of whom
could reside in any one residential district.
“The recommendation is strictly tentative, however,”
An Open Letter...
To The Student Body:
During the present world situation, I feel it is very
necessary that all students continue with their college educa
tion and make every effort to do their best in their programs
of studies and training. A college education will enable a
man to serve his country better when his services are needed.
Many unfounded rumors are being spread. We have
every reason to believe that the ROTC program will be
strengthened rather than curtailed and that if a program of
universal military service is adopted, the ROTC program
will be maintained. The College administration feels that de
ferments will be granted by Selective Service for students
enrolled in the ROTC program who are making satisfactory
progress. Details for deferring non-military students after
June, 1951, have not been made, but undoubtedly some plan
will be evolved if this country is to have the pecessary man
power trained in technical subjects.
I urge that all students remain as calm as possible, con
tinue with their college education and make every effort to
do their best possible college work. I assure you that definite
information will be made available as soon as it is received
from government authorities.
M. T. Harrington
Report Form
For Accidents
In This Issue
Have you ever been involved in
a collision? Did you know the
proper procedure to follow in re
porting the accident to the Depart
ment of Public Safety?
Enclosed in most of today’s pa-
Employees Honored
For 25 Years Service
Twenty-nine veteran employees
of A&M will be honored Saturday
night in Sbisa Hall at the An
nual Christmas Dinner sponsored
jointly by the A&M System and
the College Employees Dinner
Gold pins and citations signed
by M. T. Harrington, president of
A&M, will be presented the hon-
orees by Gibb Gilchrist, chancellor
of the A&M System, for 25 years
pers is a card that will give you ! service with the college,
that needed and required informa- j The program will follow a tra-
tion. ' ditional pattern with Joe R. Moth-
On one side of the form will be ! eral of the Agricultural Economics
found instructions as to what to and Sociology Department serving
do when there has been an acci-1 as master of ceremonies,
dent. Chancellor Gilchrist will deliver
Accident report forms may be' the Christmas message. The invo-
obtained from any of the follow-1 cation will be given by O. Byron
ing: Highway Patrol, Driver Li- j Richardson, pastor of the College
,cense, Sheriff, Police, Tax Collec- j Station Baptist Church,
tor, Justice of the Peace; or by j The singing cadets, under the
writing to the Department of Pub-, direction of Bill Turner, music
lie Safety. | director at A&M, are presenting a
Remember, you may be involved | short program,
in an accident. If you are, follow “Auld Lang Syne” will end the
the proper instructions. Ignorance 1 dinner, after which the group will
of the law is no excuse. • attend a dance in Sbisa Hall.
Some 600 people are expected to
attend the dinner at which the
following are being honored: El-
dred H. Gibbons, Arthur L. Wil
liams, Nestor M. McGinnis, Rob
ert P. Ward, Carl Birdwell, Dr.
Fred W. Jenson, Dr. Marion T.
Harrington, and Dr. Samuel R.
Other honorees are Joseph J.
Woolket, Thomas R. Nelson, Fred
Hale, Kenneth L. Kirkland, Henry
G. Wickes, Harry F. Morris, Dan
iel Russell, Thomas L. Berdine,
Edward H. Templin, Miss Viola
McKenzie, Miss Kate Adele Hill,
Miss Nettie Smith, Mrs. Clara S.
Edward L. Williams, Henry L.
Alsmeyer, Dan D. Clinton, Parker
D. Hanna, Charles M. Heald, James
F. Rosborough, Vernon E. Hafner,
and Preston S. Goen will also be
presented awards.
Red Chinese Continue Rush
On LastHungnam Defenders
Tokyo, Dec. 15—(£*)—Red Chi
nese infantry and cavalrymen
drove a raging major attack into
the allied northeast Korea beach
head today under high command
direction to destroy the U. S. Tenth
Corps defenders.
The Chinese were reported with
in 2 1 /4 miles of Hungnam port.
The first big assault from the
100,000-man Red force ringed
around the Hamhung-Hungnam
area began in darkness—as expect
ed—and was continuing through
the daylight hours of Friday.
Lull Broken
A two-week lull on the Eighth
Army’s western Korea front above
Seoul seemed also about to be
broken by the Chinese.
U. S. Third Division outposts six
miles southeast o f Hamhung
fought desperately to ward off an
initial attack force estimated at
more than 2,500 mounted and foot
Reinforcing Chinese still were
swarming down the valleys.
The Chinese warmed up for bat
tle in a drum-beating, bugle-blow
ing and singing mass rally at Or’o,
a town six miles northwest of
Hamhung abandoned by allied
forces 24 hours earlier. Dough
boys heard the racket and steeled
themselves for attack.
American artillery and planes
pounded at the Red forces.
The Tenth Corps defenders were
fighting with their back to the
sea in efforts to hold the beach
head where some 60,000 allied
troops had been gathered on their
general retreat from northeast Ko
All Tenth Corps units were re
ported safe within the Hamhung-
Hungnam perimeter on Monday
Two light probing attacks preced
ed the heavy jolt being launched
by the 2,500-man Chinese van
guard Friday on Maj. Gen. Ed
ward M. Almond’s backs-to-the-sea
The attack reached major pro
portions Friday morning when Chi
nese infantrymen were reinforced
Though no investigators were with cavalry, a Tenth Corps
present at the time a Battalion re- spokesman said,
porter checked the incident this
morning, it was believed by dormi
tory residents that the phosphorus
was placed in the hall by members
of a rival cadet corps unit.
The dormitory is occupied by
Air Force Squadrons.
Burning Chemical
Disturbs Dorm 6
Students poured out of Dormi
tory 6 in underwear and pajamas
at 3 this morning, coughing from
fumes in their lungs that had come
from a can of burning phosphorus
placed in the first floor hall.
stressed John D. Moseley, executive director of the council.
“It is only a tentative rough draft, and has not been offi
cially approved by the council.”
Copies of the recommendations of the council, in its
latest report on higher education, will be sent to presidents
of state-supported and state-aided institutions and to mem
bers of a citizens’ advisory committee. This committee is
working with a committee of the Legislative Council on the
problem of higher education.
If adopted, the recommendation for a top board of re
gents would prevent expansion of existing programs of the
various institutions without the approval of the proposed
Existing boards, such as A&M’s Board of Directors,
would still be in operation, however, but coordinated by the
statewide regents. The council’s recommendation came after
a survey found that Texas has no coordinated statewide sys
tem of higher education resulting in uneconomical opera
tion and unnecessary duplication of programs, overlapping
functions, competition among the institutions, and general
inefficency—from a state wide system viewpoint.
Standards Revised
Standards for creating new junior colleges would be re
vised under the council’s recommendations, by raising the
present standards in the state statutes to provide for a
more efficient size and more potential financial support.
This could possibly mean, the report read, “1,000 high school
scholastics and $24 million valuation.”
This recommendation pertains to creation of new col-
+leges, and not to those now in ex
istence, said Callan Graham, state
representative from Junction who
heads the “higher education com
mittee” of the council.
Applying to both old and new
colleges, however, would be a part
of the recommendation reading “to
make participation by a junior col
lege in state funds be on condi
tion of adequate local tax sup
Equality For Negroes
Active Status
Now Available
For Reserves
In regard to Negro education in
Texas, the recommendation hold:;
that “to provide equal facilities
at the graduate and professional
level would cost the state beyond
Authorization to transfer
Army Reserve Officers from
inactive to active status with
out regard to vacancies in the
Volunteer Reserves has been
received from Texas Military Dis
trict, Capt. M. B. Findlay, ORC In-: a i] reason.”
structor for the Bryan-College Sta-! , ,, ,, .
tion area, announced today. That the problems of Negrd
TT , ,,. education are not so much ques*
Under this new policy many ti f tion as prol ? lem .
Texas Reserve Officers who have f h t sp B en | the avail / ble mon .
been kept on the inactive list for f Negro education in order
lack of a vacancy in the Vohmteer * { the ! most edll cation to meet
Reserve will be enabled to become +1 > —, » Mao . v „
active and participate in training
activities, receive credit in longev
ity, retirement points and better
prepare themselves for active duty,
Captain Findlay said.
Dance Scheduled
In MSC Tomorrow
the needs of the Negro popula
tion of the state.”
“That the state make no at
tempt to provide graduate and
professional training in separate
Negro institutions beyond that in
existence on Oct. 1, 1950.”
“That every effort be made to
raise the standards of existing sep
arate Negro facilities that then
may more adequately take care of!
present and future needs for Negro
Expansion Urged
The recommendation pointed out
that “the state avail itself of thi
opportunity to utilize the board of
control for southern regional edu-
to gain additional facil-
Traveling Troubadors
Aggieland Orchestra Plans
1800Mile Christmas Tour
Co-Captains and graduating All-Conference guards of A & M’s
7-4, win-loss football team, Carl Molberg and Max Greiner, who
were elected to captain the Cadet eleven against Georgia in the
Presidential Cup game, hold the trophy won by the Aggies. Well
over two-feet in height, the trophy will be kept by A&M until next
year’s annual cup game at which time they will receive a minia
ture of the trophy and the original will be returned.
One group of students that will
not be homeward bound next Tues
day is the Aggieland Orchestra—
at least not for a long time.
This year, as in years past, the
“traveling” musicians will spend
the major part of their holidays
on the road, providing music and
entertainment for other vacation
ing Aggies.
1,800 Mile Tour
Their 1,800 mile tour during the
Christmas holidays will begin at
Port Arthur Dec. 22 where they’ll
be playing for the Port Arthur
A&M Club dance.
From the coastal city, the or
chestra will travel the 348 miles
to Uvalde for a dance sponsored
by the Trans-Pecos A&M Club
members Dec. 28.
Then comes a brief rest period
for the bandmembers. After the
one night stand at Uvalde, they
will head to their homes for
Christmas eve and Christmas it-1 ahead of him when he leaves
self. I Uvalde for New Orleans. Murrel
But on Dec. 26, they will again I Bauman, piano-man will journey to
be on the road, Corpus Christi
bound, to provide music for the
Aggie-exes and students in that
Aggie Dances
The next night will find the
group in Harlingen for the Rio
Grande Valley Club dance. Lavaca
County Aggies will play host to
the orchestra at the Community
House in Halletsville on the 28th.
Abilene will be the next stop for
the “sight-seeing” musicians Dec.
29, where their night’s work is
sponsored by the ex-Students club
of that city. The next stop is
Wichita Falls, where they are
scheduled to provide music for
the local A&M Club.
The holiday tour will end with
a New Year’s Eve dance at the
Pleasure Pier in Galveston.
Wayne Dunlap, one of three
trumpet men, will have the long
est “home for Christmas” trip
Members of the band from the
Houston area are Ted Gullette,
baritone saxophone player; Gordon
Keller, trombonist; Ray Reid, ten
or sax; and Dan Hanna, another
trombonist. Other South Texas
bound musicians will be Bill Walk
er, bass man from Pasadena
and Barrell Nickerson, trumpeteer
from Baytown.
North Texans
There will be four Dallas men
going that way when they finish I
at Uvalde. These will be Lyndal
James, tenor sax; Dave Lawson,
trombonist; Glen Torrence, trum
pet; and, Joe Pike drummer.
. Vocalist Tommy Butler will head
toward Waco and Doyle Thomas,
alto sax will spend Christmas in
Director Bill Turner says he is
going to McKinney for his Christ
Bill Turner and Lt. Col. E. V. Adams look on as the recording
experts begin a ‘playback’ of one of the numerous recording
‘takes’ in Guion Hall Wednesday afternoon. Jimmie Stewart and
Edwin J. Goodman, producer and recording engineer respectively
for The Recorded Publications Company, handle‘the equipment.
The recorded A&M songs will be available in a two-record album
to students, and former students sometime in February.
A juke box dance will be held
tomorrow night in the MSC Ball
room from 8 until 11:30.
The dance is sponsored by the
MSC Dance committee particularly
for local couples. No stags will
be admitted.
Admission has been set at 25 cation
cents per couple. | Jties for the education of Negro
Sponsors of the dance are Mr. j doctors, which would be supple-
and Mrs. James M. Walker* and m entary to available education
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Mayfield. 1 N e g r0 doc tors within the state
of Texas.”
After sending these recommend
ations to the college presidents and
o the advisory board for study,
Moseley said he would receive
comments and suggestions from,
those groups by January 2.
The Legislative Council’s com-
, mittee would then meet with the
advisory board and thrash out
! their differences, he said, within
the following week. Should an
agreement be reached, the recom
mendations would go before the
mtire council for final approval
'heir meeting the day before the
tnte Legislature goes back into
The council’s recommendation?
vould then go before the legisla
ture, Moseley said.
Legislative Committee
Composed of 10 representatives
and five senators, with the lieu-
'mant governor as chairman and
he speaker of the House as vice-
■hairman, the council does mos;
T its work between sessions of
he legislature.
The group deals with problems
if the state which require consid-
rable research and makes recom-
nendations to the legislature.
In addition to the higher educa-
ion report, the council also dis
cussed education for mentally-re-
arded children, decline of the
tate’s revenues from the petrol-
■um industry, and telephone rates.
Instructions were made by the
•cuncil to prepare legislatior to
abolish 19 “dead” bureaus in the
tate government.
Most of the legislators left for
\ustin this morning, with tho
phone rates committee meeting
this morning.