The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 18, 1950, Image 1

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Christmas Sentiments
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See Lead Editorial, Page Two
Number ,66: Volume 51
Price Five Cents
Ships, Artillery Protect
Hungnam Beachhead
Tokyo, Dec. 18 — (/P) — A flevy
bombardment by warships and
i field artillery today held at bay
another Red Chinese assault on the
United Nations’ tiny Hungnam
beachhead in northeast Korea.
The U. S. Battleship Missouri ar
med offshore. Its 16-inch guns
and one-ton shells were a welcome
addition to the curtain of fire
Samuels, Stern
Afew Debaters
Two new members, John
S. Samuels and Edwin C.
Stern, Jr., have been accept
ed by the A&M Debate Club,
after tryouts Wednesday
Purpose of the tryouts is to
detennine if prospective members
are collegiate debate material, H.
E. Hierth, one of the club's spon
sors, said.
A&M’s top debate team compos
ed of James R. Farmer and B.
Paul Jones will be guests of the
Baylor University Speech Club,
‘Jan. 6.
This team placed first in the
University of Houston National
Forensic Tournament held last
November in Houston.
“Resolved that the Communist
Party be outlawed in the United
States,” is the question which
will be debated by the Aggies and
a Baylor team.
The debate is to be published by
H. H. Wilson Publishing Company
of Dallas in their 1960 Year Book,
according to Hierth.
Farmer and Jones will also take
part in a discussion by the Bay
lor University Forum in the Stu
dent Union Building. This discus
sion will be broadcast, Heirth said.
Other sponsors of the A&M
Debate Club besides HieidJi are K.
E. Elmquist and M. F. Allen.
shielding hard-pressed units of the
U. S. 10th Corps.
Maj. Gen. Edward M. Almond,
10th Corps commander, obviously
was pleased by the intense fire
power hurled at the masses of Chi
nese infantry pressing on Hung
nam port from three sides.
Plans Followed
“Things are going just the way
we planned them,” he said. “Now
every time the Chinese Commu
nists dig in, we hit them with ar
tillery concentrations, mix them up
and knock them out. That’s some
thing we have been unable to do
At no point on the port’s defense
arc had the Chinese been able to
punch through. Observers said
the Reds apparently had not sent
many troops into bomb and shell-
shattered Hamhung, industrial city
six miles northwest of Hungnam.
Hamhung was abandoned to the
Reds Saturday.
An estimated 25,000 Chinese
pressed against the beachhead rim.
Another Estimated 75,000 were
moving up in the snow-mantled
hills west and northwest of Hung
Firepower Increased
Arrival of the battleship Mis
souri increases the range and ef
fectiveness of naval fire. The
mighty Mo’s guns have a range of
20 miles—far enough to reach the
white hills sheltering Chinese rear
The Missouri entered the Korean
was Sept. 15 with an intensive
shelling of Samchok on the east
coast. This was after an 11,000-
mile dash from Norfolk, Va. She
appeared off Inchon Sept. 21 to
help cover the allied west coast
landings and then returned to the
northeast Korean coast. The
45,000-ton warship last was report
ed in Korean waters Nov. 7.
General MacArthur’s war sum
mary credited combined naval and
ground force bombardment with
breaking up a pre-dawn assault
against perimeter positions west
Safety Campaign Launched
With Bid to‘Keep Alive’
Chicago, Dec. 18
were asked today to celebrate the
year-end holidays by keeping them
selves and the Christmas spirit
alive this year.
That plea launched the National
Safety Council’s Christmas safety
campaign, in which 161 national or
ganizations are cooperating.
The campaign is aimed at re
ducing the increasing number of
accidents throughout the nation.
Special emphasis will be placed on
traffic accidents, which have taken
an upward swing this year.
Traffic deaths for the first nine
months of 1950 were up 11 per
cent, and the Council predicts that
the traffic death toll for the year
is virtually certain to reach 35,000.
This would be the highest since
1941 and the only year since
1946 to show an increase.
“The Christmas-New Year’s hol
iday season is the peak accident
period of the year,” said Ned H.
Dearborn, president of the Coun
cil, “and traffic accidents present
the most acute problem. Heavier
travel and the festive spirit of the
season always add to the normal
winter hazards of bad weather,
slippery roads and added hours
of darkness.
“And more people will be travel
ing this year,” he said. “Service
Americanmen and women will be coming
home on holiday leaves—and some
families will be traveling to mili
tary camps to spend the holidays
with those who cannot come home.
“This increased travel calls for
extra caution on everybody’s part.
If everyone will take a little more
time during the holiday rush—
just enough to be careful when
driving on the highway or cross
ing streets and in recreational and
home activities—everyone will be
assured of a much happier Christ
mas and New Year’s.
“Don’t let death take your holi
day—or anyone else’s,” Mr. Dear
born urged.
of Hungnam—evidently an attack
intended in great force.
Attack Repelled
However, U. S. Third Infantry
Division doughboys rose from
their snowy foxholes along the sea
shore flat; to repel charges by
wildly-shouting Chinese in com
pany strength Sunday night.
Field dispatches said the Chinese
screamed “all right, all right” as
they attacked by the light of their
own green and red flares. The
shouts were in high-pitched, sing
song English.
And the riflemen mowed them
There was a lull in the fighting
after daybreak.
A 10th Corps spokesman said
about 900 Reds were killed Sunday
by marine and navy air strikes and
naval gunfire within a 60-mile ra
dius of Hungnam.
The approaches to the beachhead
were raked by the U. S. heavy
cruisers St. Paul and Rochester.
Destroyers stepped up the bom
bardment with five-inch guns. A
navy summary said the fire had
made a “no man’s land” of the
defense perimeter’s outer fringes.
Holiday Schedules Set
^ J As College Shuts Down
With this being the last edition
of The Battalion before the Christ-
11 mas holidays, a roundup story of
| events and important schedules is
in order.
Included in this list is The Bat
talion schedule for the holidays,
housing for those who will remain
on the campus, various MSC fa
cilities schedules, the Aggieland
Orchestra tour, and the Sbisa Cafe
teria schedule.
Deadline for payment of fees is
today. After today, a small penalty
will be imposed for delinquent pay
Publication Schedule
During the holidays The Batta
lion will be published Thursday
Dec. 21 and Thursday Dec. 28. It
will resume regular publication
with the Thursday, Jan. 5 issue.
All dormitories will be closed
and locked at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday
Dec. 19. j
Students, other than those living
in Bizzell, who wish to remain on
the campus, will contact students
in Bizzell who will not remain dur
ing 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 Ha’l
Each student will sign a. roster
there showing his location for the
holidays, so that he can be con
tacted in case of an emergency.
These arrangements should be
made before noon Tuesday, Bennie
A. Zinn, assistant dean of men,
Students not desiring to use this
arrangement may secure rooms in
P, G. Hall by signing up for them
in the Housing Office.
If you find it necessary to ob-
This sole holiday sign in the new area typifies the spirit of stu
dents as they prepare to start the Christmas vacation tomorrow
at 5 p.m. C Battery supplied the artistic talent.
Towns and Times Listed
Clubs Set Holiday Dances
The Battalion last Thursday re
quested information from Aggie
Clubs for a combined story on
dances scheduled during the Christ
mas holidays by the various or
The following list was compiled
from information received,
Aggie-Ex’s of Abilene are spon
soring an annual Christmas Dance
Dec. 29 for students and ex-stu
dents of A&M. The Aggieland Or
chestra is providing music for the
A Christmas dance, sponsored by
the Brush Country Club, will be
held in the V.F.W. Hall in Alice
Dec. 27. Perry Horine and his
orchestra will play for the dance
which begins at 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $2.60 per couple.
The Athens A&M Club is enter
taining students of A&M College
from Henderson County at the
Athens Country Club Thursday
night, Dec. 21.
The Amarillo Club will hold its
annual Christmas dance Dec. 22
at Club Runnymeade in Amarillo.
Music will be furnished by the
Club Runnymeade Orehestra.
Profits from the dance will he
used for an A&M scholarship fund
which will be given jointly with
the Amarillo Mothers Club.
Bill Turner and the Aggieland
Orchestra will provide music for
the annual Rio Grande Valley
Club’s annual Christmas dance at
Harlingen Air Field at 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 27.
Student bodies of all Southwest
Conference and South Texas Col
leges have been invited. A couple
will he selected by each college to
officially represent their school at
the dance.
Land of the Lakes Club will
hold its annual Christmas dance
at the Lampasas Hostess House at
9 p.m. Dec. 21. Admission; $2 drag
or stag.
Port Arthur
Members of the Beaumont and
Port Arthur clubs have consolida
ted to sponsor an all-college Christ
mas dance in Port Arthur, Friday,
Dec. 22.
Scheduled for 8:30 p.m. the
dance will be in the Pleasure Pier
Ball Room and music will be fur
nished by the Aggieland Orchestra.
Admission; $1.50. Students and
public invited.
San Antonio
San Antonio Club’s annual
Christmas party will be held at
8:30 p.m. Dec. 27, at the Shadow
Land Night Club. All Aggies, Ag
gie-ex’s, and Tessies are invited
to attend. Admission; $2.76 for
members. This covers everything
including refreshments and tips
for the night.
The San Antonio A&M Mother’s
Club is holding its annual Open
House from 7-9 p.m. the same day
at the home of Mrs. J. T. Ryan,
137 Kathrine Courts.
The Tyler Club Christmas Party
will be held Saturday, Dec. 23 at
8 p.m. at the Cedars of Lebanon
Club. East Texas Aggies invited.
The Aggieland Orchestra will
provide music for the Trans-Pecos
Club Christmas dance Dec. 23, in
Wichita Falls
An all-college Christmas dance,
sponsored by the Wichita Falls
Club, will be held at the Wichita
Falls Country Club at 9 p.m. Dec.
30. The Aggieland Orchestra will
play for the dance.
Taxes Take Precedent
For Senate’s Action
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 —<£>)—
Higher taxes for defense raced
ahead of increased military funds
yesterday as the Senate got ready
for pre-Christmas action on top
emergency measures.
Senator Lucas of Illinois, the
Democratic leader, told reporters
he plans to call up first a bill to
boost existing corporation levies
and clamp on excess profits tax on
business to help meet preparedness
Lucas said a $17,809 billion mili
tary money bill, upon which the
Appropriations Committee is com-
Town Hall Meeting
Slated for Tuesday
A Town Hall meeting has been
scheduled for Tuesday night at
7:30 in the Science Hall by the
College Station City Council to
discuss the up-coming revenue
bond election to be held Jan. 8.
City Manager Raymond Rogers
said yesterday the meeting is be
ing called so that any voters of
the city who wish to ask any ques
tions about the proposed bond is
sue may do so with little or no
Circulars will he distributed this
afternoon to all residential areas
of the city reminding people of the
meeting, Rogers said.
pleting work, will come up later
during a crowded week that may
end Saturday with a recess over
the Christmas holidays.
The session is expected to run
right into the first week of Jan
uary when the 81st Congress pas
ses into history. The new Congress
takes over Jan. 3.
The Huge Arms Appropriation
was hustled through the House,
and Senate passage is a foregone
The Senate Finance Committee
planned to put finishing touches on
the tax measure tomorrow. Lucas
said he expected to call it up the
same day.
Besides putting a 75 percent tax
on corporation profits which ex
ceed 85 percent of a firm’s three
best years from 1946 through 1949,
the bill would hike the present
surtax from 20 to 22 percent. It is
expected to produce more than
$3,000,000,000 a year to help pay
war costs.
The surtax feature was added
by the Senate Committee after a
number of softening amendments
were added to the bill as passed
by the House.
Civilian Defense
The House comes to grips this
week with a civilian defense mea
sure. This bill was approved over
the weekend by the Senate Armed
Sendees Committee.
The House also debates a bill
to give servicemen $10,000 free
government life insurance.
tain entrance to any of the dorms
while they are closed, the Housing
Office asks that you check with
them for clearance.
All Dormitories will he unlocked
at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2.
Dining Halls Close
The last regular meal in the din
ing ha’ls wi 1 ! he supper Tuesday,
Dec. 19. Sbisa Cafeteria will ho
opened for noon and supper moals
only through Dec. 22 and after
Dec. 30. It will be closed during
the other days.
Regular meals will be served be
ginning with supper Jan. 2. 1951
A schedu!e of facilities that will
be open during the holidays has
been released by the MSC.
The MSC library will be open
Monday through Friday from 8
a.m. to 12 noon, 1-6 n.m. and 7-11
n.m. A temporary library will he
located in the Game Room. Maga
zines and newsoapers will be lo
cated there for the convenience
of those remaining on the cantwus.
Dominoes and bridge cards may ho
chocked out at the main desk.
Gallery classes will be held on
Monday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-10
MSC Open
The Craft Shop will be onen
Monday through Sunday from 1-10
The Bowling Alley will close
at, 6 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday,
Thursday, and Friday it will onen
at 3 p.m. and close at 10 p.m. It
will open ae-ain Jan. 1 from 3-19
nm acd will resume regular sche-
’-.i-c: .t ST ). 2.
P’-om D°o 20 through Jan. 2
Coffop will be open from
3 am. until 5 mm.
The Dining Room will be onen
^Vom R.g v) ; Tn. DcC. 20 through Jan.
2. Regular schedule will he re
sumed at that time.
’Hie Fountain Room will be c’os-
ed from 6 p.m. Dec. 19 thnwgh
Tan 2.
Many vacationing Apgies will
have a chance to particinate in
various Christmas Parties and
Dances. A list of several of the
'lances can be found elsewhere on
f his page.
Orchestra Schedule
Providing music for several of
the 'Tances d’lrino- the two-week
vacation rerind will be the “travel
ing” Aggieland Orchestra. A 1800
mile tour is planned by the musi
cal aggregation.
That Long Road Home
Draper to Attend
Turkey Convention
George H. Draper has been ask
ed by the Texas Turkey Federation
to attend the National Turkey Fed
eration Convention at Long Beach,
California in January.
He will also attend the Regional
Plan Conference of the Western
States, which is being held in con
nection with the convention.
McSnort Gets Early Start,
Has Broadening Christmas
Santa’s reindeers forge ahead unhindered as
waiters in Duncan Hall go about their chores.
The familiar sled and its equally familiar occu
pant form part of the decorations that have re
minded New Area diners that Christmas time is
drawing nigh.
Our friend Willoughby McSnort
has been heard from after a con
siderable absence from these pages.
And, as per usual, he has a tale
of woe to tell.
Seems young McSnort, following
his usually blameless course of
action, started his Christmas holi
days a few days early. But he
had a reason.
Consider first the distance
^hich he had to travel. Poor
'Villoughby must journey clear
ut Zulch. In his words,
It ain’t so much the distance
it is the derned inexcessabili-
•° rna '? er hiways, you know.”
Besides, Willoughby absolutely
P sit the girl-friend at
ji>CW before she left for the holi
days. She's a native of Dime-Box.
was that trip that put him in
ms present predicament.
He was doing fine when he left
alter his 8 o’clock class Wednes
day (“Had to alow myself plenty
of time.”) It was the trip back
that threw him.
The hitch-hiking McSnort left
Denton Saturday at about three in
the afternoon. Not t'oo familiar
with the countryside, he was only
too happy to accept a ride to Grand
Prairie. It was headed south, at
least. Besides, he had been hitch
hiking since ten that morning.
Nor was he too disappointed
when he reached the metropolis
midway between Dallas and Ft.
Morth. It was a fine town. He
made this latter decision after
a Buick-load of beautiful girls
had passed him about three
times in ten minutes.
On their fourth trip past, the
ladies stopped. McSnort quicklv
adjusted his GTH hat so that the
crown hung down evenly over both
ears, moved the knot on his tie
so as not to hide his DMS bar
checked his belt buckle for loose
corrosion, slicked down his cow
lick and addressed the ladies.
“Coin’ my way?”
The quartet stared for a moment
then answered, “Which way you
“Wal, I’m headed for North
“And where is North Zulch?”
came the rejoinder from a plump
blonde ?
“Bout 15 miles cross-country
from lola,” McSnort replied.
The driver forced a smile then
asked sweetly, “Would a lift to
Midlothian help?”
McSnort licked his chops. “Shore
would,” then to himself, “wonder
where that is?”
The Buick roared off with Mc
Snort seated comfortably in the
back. He rode in silence for a
while, then cleared his throat
and said, “Looks like ya would
n’t be so crowded if one of the
four of ya sat back here.”
“We’re doing fine,” grunted the
(See McSNORT, Page 2)
Aggieland ’SO
The Aggieland ’50’s have arrived
and will be distributed this after
noon and Tuesday, Roland Bing,
Student Publications manager an
nounced this morning.
Students eligible to receive the
annual may obtain them in officer
on the second floor of Goodwin
Hall, he said. No identification or
student activity receipts will bo
necessary, he added.
Annuals will be distributed from
the Student Activities Office aftev*
the holidays to students who failed
to pick up their’s prior to that
Dahlberg Named
Stock Show Official
F. I. Dahlberg, of the AH De
partment, is superintendent of the
swine denartment of the South
western Exposition and Fat Stock
Stock Show in Fort Worth, Jan.
Assistant superintendents are
Roy Boswell. Fort Worth,
Livestock Marketing Associa' : on
and R. B. Thomas, Jr., Comme ee,
Vocational Agriculture Supervisor.
Seven breads of swine will show
in the breeding classes. They are
Berkshire, Chester White,, Du roe,
Hampshire, O. I. C., Poland Chtaa,
and Spotted Poland China.
Deadline for swine entries is
December 15.