The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, January 08, 1951, Image 1

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\6f Ae^ s KS S \y. co^ s Circulated to More Than 90% of College Station’s Residents The Battalion PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF A GREATER A&M COLLEGE Isolationism, Aid Problem Discussed See Editorials, Page Two Number 71: Volume 51 COLLEGE STATION (Aggieland), TEXAS, MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 1951 Price Five Cents College to Give Credits ToMenCalledtoService Students. called into service be- courses passing with a grade of i Scotland Yard to the Rescue Of The ‘Stone of Scene’Rock Allied Rearguard Force 'fore graduation or the end of the semester may receive credit for course in progress on their grades at the time of their induction, the Academic Council has announced. Credit will be given to students in two categories, candidates for graduation at the end of the semes ter in which their call is received and students who are not candi dates for degrees. After nine weeks of class work, I candidates for graduation may re- / ceive full semester credit for all I courses in which they have cur rent averages of A, B, C, and D. Undergraduates ;• Undergraduates who remain in U school for a period of 11 weeks class work may receive full-se mester credit for all courses in ’■which they have current averages of A and B. Those who remain foi ls weeks of class work may re ceive full-semester credit for all C or better. Credit will be given if the stu dents qualifies in three provisions. ® The student shall remain in school until the approximate date of his call. ® A student to be eligible for credit under above regulations shall have made all efforts feasible to secure deferments to the end of the semester. Existing laws and regulation permit deferments and postponments in many cases. ® A student to receive such cre dit shall submit to the Dean of the College a petition accompanied by a copy of his call to service and statement of his effort to secm-e a postponment or deferment of the effective date of the call. The Executive Committee also adopted a plan to assist men who volunteer. Volunteers will be given credit in courses. The provisions adopted read as follows: “The above pro visions shall also apply to students not now in the Armed Service on a reserve status who desire to volunteer for service in a parti cular arm or branch with the pro visions that such students shall remain in college until the ap proximate date of their entrance on active duty.” Early Check Shows Light Bond Voting Voting on the $220,000 util ity bond issue got off to a late start in College Station this morning with only 14 ballots reported filed at the three precinct boxes, p. Ward one at Griesser’s Electric Shop listed six ballots marked at 10 a.m. (two hours after the polls ffppened), ward two box at Black’s • -Pharmacy had a like amount votes j- cast, and only two.ballots were re- | corded at ward three box at the I City Hall. Election judges at the three pre- I cinct boxes said they expbcted ^ many more votes to come in dur ing the lunch hour and after work hours this afternoon. The polls are scheduled to stay open until 7 p.m. V i The $200,000 bond issue, if passed, will provide $70,000 for electrical extensions, $110,000 for eventual construction of a sewage disposal plant, and $20,000 for water main extensions and main tenance. City oficials have pointed out that voting may be done on each ■ division of the issue as a separate part, accepting and rejecting any combination of the three as the voter wishes. If the election is successful, all bonds okehed by voters today will be paid off with income from water and sewer revenue, leaving the electric fund for other uses. Shivers Against Superboard For Texas Colleg es London, Jan. 8—(iP)—Scotland Yard officials pored to day over a small oak plaque which may provide the first tangible evidence toward unravelling the mystery of the missing Stone of Scone. The plaque, which bears the history of the Scottish cor onation stone, was found Saturday by Albert Edkins, 29- year-old gardener, on a bombed site. It was near Westmin ster Abbey, from which the relic was stolen Christmas morn ing. The 8 by 10 inch piece of oak is believed to be one which rested at the foot of the coronation chair. The inscription reads: “Coronation chair. Made by Walter, the King’s painter, at command of Edward I, 1300-1301, to contain the Stone of Scone, brought by the King from Scotalnd. In this chair every sovereign has been crowned since King Edward II.” Scottish nationalists are generally believed to have stol en the 458-pound stone. Yields Wonju to Reds Tokyo, Jan. 8—lA*)—Allied rear- of Pusan, guard forces yielded the ruins of Wonju’s defenders battled Sat- Wonju to an overwhelming horde urday, Sunday and Sunday night of Chinese and North Korean Reds to keep the Red hordes from sweep- today after a bitter holding action | ing into the gateway city to the that bought precious time. Red troops entered the burning road and rail centers as U. N. forces withdrew to new positions. The Allies had fought fiercely for the city, 55 miles southeast of Seoul, to buy time for the main body of U. N. forces to retreat southwestward from Seoul on the road leading to the southeast port heart of South Korea. A web of roads lead from Wonju into the interior. Held at bay by the grim defend ers were seven Chinese armies, pos sibly 210,000 men, and their Ko rean Red comrades. Then the defenders abandoned the town and its airstrip. Allied warplanes strafed and fire-bombed Council Names Bell As Baseball Coach R. C. “Beau” Bell, class of 1931 and was chosen on the American A proposed new superboard for Texas colleges drew op position Saturday from Gov. Allan Shivers, the Associated Press reported. “I don’t want to see any more boards,” Shivers said. “A study group for colleges would be OK. Study should come before solution.” The comment came in reply to a question concerning a legislative council committee, which tentative ly recommended setting up a new board to co-ordinate the far-flung state college system and sc proposed additions to it. Proposal of the “board of regents for Texas public higher education” was made at a meeting- of the Council on the A&M Campus last month. Provisions are for a board of nine members with staggered terms of six years each to be appointed by the governor and confirmed by the State Senate. If adopted, the recommendation for a top board would prevent ex pansion of existing programs of the various, state institutions with out the approval of the proposed board. Existing boards, such as A&M’s board of directors, would still func tion, but would be co-ordinated by the superboard. The committee completed its ses sion Saturday without arriving at a specific plan on how the co-or dinating agency should be estab lished. at A&M and player for eight years in the major league, was named varsity baseball coach by the Ath letic Council in its meeting Sat urday afternoon. Bell, who is presently working on his master's degree at the Uni versity of Houston, replaces Marty Karow who resigned last summer to return to his old school, Ohio State. Bell’s appointment becomes effective at the beginning of the Spring semester. Only other important business of the council was acception of the resignation of line coach Bill Du- Bose. DuBose is to become new end coach for the University of Texas. Born at Bellville in 1907, Bell graduated from Bellville High School in 1927 and enrolled at A&M. He lettered two years in bas ketball and three years on the baseball team 1929-1931. He w r as captain of the first championship baseball team in A&M’s history in 1931. He was chosen all-American by the College Humor Magazine in 1931. Purchased by Browns Upon graduation from college he signed a professional baseball con tract with Galveston of the Texas League, remaining there until he was purchased by the St. Louis Browns of the American League in 1934. While at Galveston, Bell es tablished a modern Texas League record of two base hits for one season which stood until 1949. At St. Louis the new coach com piled batting averages of .345 and .340 in 1936 and 1937. In 1937 he led the American League in two base hits as well as total base hits, League All Star Team. Bell was traded to Detroit in 1939 and was a member of the Cleveland Indians in 1940 and 1941. By 1942 he was in Toledo with the American Association. From there he went into the Army. After his discharge from the Army he became playing manager- in 1947 of Austin in the newly formed Big State League. That was his last year with organized baseball. Postponed For Non Graduates Summer Camps for AF ROTC cadets during the summer of 1951 will be conducted for only stu dents who will complete their aca demic and military work within the current academic year or the academic year of 1951-52, Col. E. W. Napier, PAS&T, announced. The official directive was sent from the headquarters of Air a f T 10TC to Colonel Napier. All students whose. academic or . mmitary work will not be complet ed in time will have summer camp deferred. Colonel Napier believed the new directive represented the ini tiation of a new Air Force policy. Cut he warned the new order does not mean summer camp will no longer be required before an Air Force cadet is commissioned. Col. H. L. Boatner, commandant and PMS&T, advised that no change in the plans for conduct ing ROTC summer camps for the Army have been received. Nine to Speak At Real Estate Panel Jan. 10 Nine specialists in various fields of Real Estate will make up the Panel for an in formal discussion to be held Wednesday evening at 7:30 in the) MSG Assembly Room. The discussion, sponsored by the Department of Business Adminis tration, is presented through the cooperation of the Houston Real Estate Board and the University of Houston Downtown School. Louis L. Strey, Chairman of the Educational Committee of the Tex as Real Estate Association, is in charge of the meeting. He will be assisted by Charles H. Hurlock, who serves the Houston Real Es<- tate Board in the same capacity. Members of the panel, headed by James C. Taylor, Director of the University of Houston Down town School, are Morris Lee, Ap praising No. 1; Meredieth James, Appraising No. 2; Harold F. Thu- row, Real Estate Law; Clyde Knapp, Property Management. Charles Maybee, brokerage; V. P. Ringer, Real Estate Finance; Charles Bell Principles of Real Estate; and Richard Boyce, Real Estate Advertising. Eighte Demerites—Ruffle Dirtie Plates of Past Uniforms Now Displayed At Center Wonju after the withdrawal. Ait ammunition train was blown up. U. S. Eighth Army headquarters said Allied casualties were light during the holding action. Head quarters said fighting continued in the Wonju area, east and west of the city. One battalion counterattacked BULLETIN With U. S. Forces in Korea, Jan. 7—(Delayed) — OP) — Allied forces have pulled back south of Osan, 28 air miles south of burned and aban doned Seoul. Osan is on the main highway leading south from Seoul. The first American soldier killed in ac tion in the Korean war last July fell at Osan. Monday morning, but pulled back after a brief fight. Planes attack ed Reds on ridges on Wonju’s flanks. The Allied rearguard still was fighting desperately to block the Reds from a southward sweep that would menace the main body of U. N. troops. General MacArthur’s summary, timed at 2:40 p.m. (12:40 a.m., EST), had reported U. N. troops north of Wonju had withdrawn, but gave no indication they had given up the city. About noon, a U. S. Eighth Army spokesman had said: “As of the early hours today (Monday) we still controlled Won ju.” Heavy Red Casualties MacArthur’s summary said heavy casualties were inflicted on the Reds. It reported Allied troops had withstood heavy pressure on Wonju’s east side. The Communists had penetrated the devastated city’s outskirts Sun day only to be hurled out by a counterattack. So fierce was Allied resistance that air observers saw Red troops digging in two miles east of the town. In one fight, Wonju’s de fenders killed 470 North Koreans and took 74 prisoners. By GEORGE CHARLTON Ever since Washington led his new colonial army across the Dela ware to recapture Trenton, there has existed, respectfully in termin ology of US Army handbooks and non-respectfully in vocabulary of a a few others, what is known as “the regulation uniform,” It has taken the Army over a hundred years to arrive at our present, uniformed apparel of olive drabs, khakis, and different shades of green. Stages in this process from 1776 to 1864 are depicted in eight beautifully colored plates now NTSC Opera Group Offers Program Here January 17 Registrar Posts Conflict Finals A schedule of conflict final ex aminations has bedn posted on the first-floor bulletin board in the Academic Building, according to II. L. iton, Registrar. Stu having conflicts not listed d report to the Regis- trim’s -! immediately. U ( ^ Profs Attend Walker Halpin will receive the official charter of the College Station Lion’s Club tonight at a Charter Banquet from Walker who is district governor of the Lion’s for Texas. Also featured on the program for the evening which begins at 6:45 in the MSC Ball Room, is H. C. Petry Jr., International president of the Lions. Donizetti’s “Daughter of the Regiment,” tenth production of the North Texas State College Opera Workship will be presented in Guion Hail Jan. 17 at 7:30 p. m. Directed by Miss Mary McCor- mic of the NTSC School of Music, and under the personal super vision of Mary Garden, former opera star, the operetta will ap pear in Denton, Big Spring, Aus tin and other Texas cities. C. G. “Spike” White, assistant dean of Men for Activities, said. Dr. Walter H. Hodgson, dean of the NTSC School of Music, will conduct the NTSC Symphony Or chestra during the performance here and in the other cities. Miss McCormic, producer of the opera, has the distinction of being the first American singer in 60 years to hold a contract with the Paris Opera. She is also noted as one of the most outstanding figures in the opera of France for 14 years. A protege of Miss Garden, Miss McCormic made her debut singing Michaela in “Carmen” with the Chicago Opera Com pany. Since joining the NTSC faculty in 1944, Miss McCormic has pro duced such operas as “The Choco late Soldier”, “Bohemian Girl,” “Rigoletto,” “Faust,” “Carmen,” and “Romeo and Juliet.” Truman to Ask for Sacrifices A&Njl ^rigineering Meet Four members of the Engineer ing drawing faculty of the Univer sity of Houston College of Engin eering will attend a meeting here Jan. 18, 19 and 20. The meeting will be that of the Engineering Drawing division of the American Society for Engineering Educa tion. ■ UH faculty members scheduled to attend include M. L. Ray, act ing dean; Carl P. Houston, admin istrative assistant; Wilkye B. Lowe and Burt Fraser, Washington, Jan. 8—<2P)—Presi dent Truman goes before Congress today to ask approval of greater national sacrifices—in services and money—to speed preparations by America and its friends against new Communist attacks. As the basis for these requests to the new Congress, his Capitol Hill lieutenants expected the Chief Executive to defend vigorously his policy of countering Communist force with force in Korea and of helping western Europe to rearm. “State of the Union” Mr. Truman arranged to deliver bis annual “State of the Union” message personally to a joint ses sion in the House chamber (1 p.m EST). The nation could see or hear its delivery on any of the major television or radio networks. Despite the grim military situa tion in Korea and the threat of new Communist aggression else where, Mr. Truman was expected to hold out hope for peaceful set tlement of the world’s problems. For the President this may in volve outlining in detail his for eign policies, which have been un der fierce and growing attack from Republican leaders in and out of Congress. Measure Bid These GOP lawmakers and oth ers will measure any bid for na tional unity by what the President has to say on specific issues. For the 82nd Congress which em barked on its two-year life last Wednesday, the presidential mes sage marks the beginning of a struggle with problems greater than any faced by lawmakers since World War II, and generally con-1 as food, linked with an extension ceded to be among tbe toughest in of federal rent controls. ® Limited economic aid for for- the nation’s history. Truman to Ask In advance of the address, most observers thought Mr. Truman was virtually certain to ask for: ® Revision of the draft law to boost the armed forces rapidly to ward his announced goal of 3,500,- 000 men. • A budget outlay running up to $75,000,000,000 for the year begin ning July 1, with the major share going to the military buildup at home and abroad. ® Up to $10,000,000,000 in new taxes, with accompanying econo mies in non-defense spending. • Broadened powers to control prices on such cost of living items on display in the left wing hallway of the MSC. And after taking a good look at those fastidiousi creations, one can come only to the conclusion that the Army has at last hit up on the proper dress. The uniform of the Independent Corps of Cadets, a branch of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia of 1858 was representative of that period. The members of that outfit look like they should only be ready to attend some fashionable soiree, not ready to enter battle. The uni form is described by a contemp orary of the day. “When escorting the Governor, we wore a gray uniform with black felt chapeau with a big red plume, which was very comfortable to the head except when the wind blew. In a rain storm, it delivered the water well to the front and rear . . . For parades of less moment, we wore a stiff leather shako with a red pom pom and white and red rosette in front that was the most perfect bullseye I ever saw. . . ” Another plate shows the Marine Corps uniform of from 1805 to 1818. It changed for the better. Between fights with Barbary cor sairs, naval engagements on the Great Lakes, and skirmishes in Florida, these men wore a fancy outfit consisting of a single breast ed suit with one row of gold but tons and yellow trimmings on each side, a pair of white cloth panta loons, and black cloth gaiters to the knees. A plate of the Virginia Dra goon uniform of 1810 shows one of the more radical getups. It consists of a short green coat with buttons, lining, half-lapels, cuffs and capes of white; white vests and leather breeches, with Jack boots, spurs and black stocks, and a black leather cap dressed on the crown with the skin of a bear.” The display was given to tbe college by the Military Collector and Historian, a society which pub lishes a quarterly magazine dealing with hand colored prints of Amer ican military and naval costume, in signia, arms, and equipment. Mayor Postpones Council Meeting The College Station City Council will not meet tonight as previously scheduled, Mayor Ernest Langford announced yesterday. Important social functions involving several council members was given as rea son for the meeting postponment. Mayor Langford said the meet ing will probably be held Tuesday or Wednesday night. Dimes Drive Set To Begin Jan. 15 eign nations, particularly in the “point four” field of assistance to the world’s undeveloped areas. No Details Details of the new budget for the year starting July 1 will not come until next Monday, when Mr. Tru man will present his budget mes sage to Congress. Still later will come the annual economic message. All three g-o to a Congress domi nated by a coalition of Republicans and southern Democrats. This co alition is effective in the domestic field and in the past has blocked many of the President’s “Fair Deal” proposals, but it does not generally function in the foreign policy field, The uniform of the 6th Virginia Regiment in 1776 consisted of a hunting shirt and overalls. A buck’s tail is hung on the hat. This getup is shown in another plate. The first uniform order to this organization pointed out that “these attentials (regulations gov erning uniform) may appear tri vial, but they are in fact of con siderable importance, as they tend to give what is called Espirit de Corps, without which Regiments never grow to Reputation.” Other plates depict musicians of the 1st Infantry Regiment of the 1812 vintage, the Regiment of Mounted Riflemen of 1847, the 16th Infantry Regiment of 1812, and the Hesse-Cassel Fusilier Regiment of 1776. The Annual Brazos March of Dimes campaign gets underway officially Jan. 15 with the College Station Lion’s Club sponsoring the drive as its first big project. H. T. Blackhurst of the Lion’s Club was named chairman of the fund this year. Robert S. Cain will be publicity director, with the Rev. Orin G. Helvey scheduled to serve as treasurer. Money raised in the dimes cam paign will be used by the National Infantile Paralysis Foundation, the Texas State Department of Health, and the local Polio Foundation for aid and research for polio and polio patients. Eight Cases Reported Approximately eight cases of poliomyelitis were reported in Bra zos County during 1950 according to Dr. David E. Brown, director of the Brazos County Health Unit. Dr. Brown said this figure com pared with a slightly smaller total of six for 1949. “The thing that amazes us is that most of the cases have been in and around College Station,” the doctor commented. “In fact the majority of the College Station cases have been localized in one residential area which has made it even more difficult for us to understand,” he added. One polio death was recorded by the county health unit, Dr. Brown reported. State Figure Reaches 2,778 The Texas State Department of Health reported a grim new record set in 1950—2,778 polio cases for the year. Never before in state history have so many cases been reported during a 12-month peidod. Eight cases occurred during the last week in December. Two hundred and one counties out of the state’s 254 were in volved in the 1950 outbreak. The disease reached its peak on Aug ust 12, when 131 Texans fell ill. That marked the greatest single County weekly incidence ever to be re ported. At that time, State Health Of ficer George W. Cox predicted that 3,000 cases would be diagnosed be fore the year ended. He missed his estimate by 222. Early in the polio season, Dr. Cox pledged the facilities “of the entire State Department of Health” to local communities in combating polio. The health agency’s labor atory and field personnel, working in cooperation with civic organiza tions and local health units, were credited with keeping the epidemic from reaching even greater pro portions. 201 Texas Polio Deaths State health department death records show 201 polio deaths through the first 11 months of 1950, and 192 deaths from that cause during all of 1949. Complete death figures are not yet avail able for December, a department spokesman said. Twenty-eight counties had 20 or more cases in 1950; ten had more than 50 cases; six had more than 100 cases; and three counties— Dallas, Harris, and Tarrant—had more than 200 cases each. Those thi-ee areas represent the most pop ulous regions in Texas. The 1951 March of Dimes drive lasts from Jan. 15 to 31. Semester Classes To End January 18 First semester classes will end 5 p. m. Thursday, January 18, it was decided at a meeting of the Academic Council. Examinations will begin Saturday, January 20. Second semester classes will end 5 p. m. Thursday, May 24, and examinations begin Saturday, May 26th. Exemption lists will be posted not later than 5 p. m. January 18 and May 24, C. C. French, dean of the college, said.