The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, January 09, 1951, Image 1

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Charter Presentation
1 R, R. Halpin (right), president of the College Station Lion’s Club,
I receives the official charter of organization from A. M. Walker,
| district state Lion’s governor, at a charter banquet held last night
I in the Memorial Student Center. More than 100 members and
I their guests attended.
Lion’s Club Given
^Charter at Banquet
I R. B. Halpin, president of the
College Station Lion’s Club, was
presented with the club’s official
charter last night by A. M. Walk-
ler, Lion’s district State governor
at a charter banquet in the Memo
rial Student Center.
I “We’re ready in any way to make
this a better community and in
turn a better nation through our
[efforts of service and friendship,”
Halpin said as he received the char-
Iter on behalf of members of the
[local organization.
| Featured guest for the banquet
I was H. C. Petry, Jr., President of
Lion’s International. Speaking to
more than 100 members and guests,
the Carrizo Springs lawyer said,
“Tonight by the presentation of
this charter, you have become a
member of a great organization.
There is no greater joy that a
man can feel than to know he is a
part of a group that is doing good
for others.”
“You are going to reap the sat
isfaction of a person that is doing-
good—that’s what we have to offer
in the Lion’s club. The satisfac
tion you receive is your dividends
for being a member,” the club’s
top leader said.
Opened With Singing
The banquet, held in the MSC
Ball Room, was opened with sing
ing led by Warren LaBourveau,
Lion Tamer for the local club.
Polio Finances
Challenging To
Local Citizens
The Rev. L. L. Brown offered the
Harold Dreyfus, president of the
Bryan Lion’s Club acted as master
of ceremonies for the program.
Dreyfus presented Halpin with a
bell and gavel for the College Sta
tion Club as a gift from the Bryan
In presenting the charter to the
new College Station club, Walker .
said, “It’s academic that one gets '
out of a thing in proportion what
he puts into it. It is only hard
work that gets any job done.”
Tail Twister Entertains
The group was entertained with
several comical stunts performed
on various members and their wives
by tail twisters Hielscher of the
Bryan club and the Rev. Orin G\
Helvey of the local group.
Mrs. R. W. Butler offered two
vocal selections during the pro
gram. She was accompanied on
the piano by Mrs. A. D. Medlin.
Guests at the banquet included
Gibb Gilchrist, chancellor of the
A&M System; Roland Dansby,
mayor of Bryan; A. C. McGee,
president of the College Station
Kiwanis Club; and Marlow Fisher,
state Lion’s Club secretary.
Also attending the banquet were
representatives from Waco, Con
roe, Bellville, Brenham, East End
Lion’s Club of Houston, Bryan,
Navasota, and Houston Central
Lion’s Club.
Music for dancing was provided
for the guests after the meeting
was adjourned.
Approval Is Given
To $200,000 City
Utility Bond Issue
Battalion City Editor
Voters of College Station gave an overwhelming approv
al of the $200,000 utility bond issue yesterday to open a path
for the city council to go ahead with its plans for expansion
and extensions to the water, sewer, and electrical services.
Two hundred eighty-four votes was the largest total
amount cast for any portion of the bond money. This was
the approval on $20,000 for the expansion of water facilities.
Two hundred sixty-two votes were cast for the bond issue
with 22 dissenting marks on the ballots.
The $70,000 earmarked for electrical extensions re
ceived approval from 267 voters with 15 votes cast against it.
City officials were surprised to see this part of the issue re-
-fceive nine negative votes in Ward
two, located in College Hills, the
area where practically all the mon
ey will be spent to bring about low
er electric rates for those people.
Largest Amount Approved
The largest amount of the total
issue approved by the voters was
$110,000 for the eventual construc
tion of a sewage disposal plant for
College Station. Two hundred fif
ty-nine people said yes to this divi
sion with 25 disapproving the bond
issue for this purpose.
As predicted before the balloting,
Ward two polled the largest num
ber of votes in the city. One hun
dred forty-five voters visited the
polls, located at Black’s Pharmacy,
during the period from 8 a.m. until
7 p.m. as compared with 112 at
the Ward I box located at Gries-
ser’s Electric Shop. Only 27 votes
were cast at the Ward three box at
the City Hall.
Mayor Ernest Langford says he
and the city council appreciates the
vote of confidence local citizens
paid them by approving the bond
issue by such a large margin.
“Although it isn’t the largest to
tal vote recorded for a bond issue
(See BOND ISSUE, Page 4)
H. C. Petry, Jr.
Challenged by the most ser
ious financial problem in 13
years of fighting polio, the
annual March of Dimes this
year will be conducted in Bra
zos County and throughout the na
tion during the two-week period
from January 15 to 31, it was an
nounced today by H. T. Blackhurst,
county campaign chairman.
“Last year was the third suc
cessive year of unusually high pol
io incidence,” Blackhurst said,
“with the result that our backlog
of cases is steadily increasing. We
must continue to help all those who
need assistance and at the same
time press forward our research
program aimed at finding a means
of preventing polio.
“It is a double-barrelled job and
we will need a lot of help—from
Blackhurst predicted this year’s
March of Dimes would be “the most
intensive of its kind in local his
He said March of Dimes com
mittees were now being organized
and that all members chosen thus
far were determined that “this
year’s appeal will set a new record
to match the increased size of the
Graduation Invitations
At Student Activities
Graduation invitations for sen
iors graduating in January may
be picked up at the Student Activ
ities Office, according to C. G.
White, Manager of Student Activ
Aggie-Ex Club Heads
Hold Planning Meet
Presidents of A&M former stu
dent clubs over the state met here
Saturday and Sunday for their an
nual discussion session on prob
lems of their organizations, and to
hear students and college officials
discuss athletics and student life
of the past year.
Meeting in the Memorial Student
Center, the group heard student
life discussed by students and col
lege officials, a report on athletics
over the past year, and a commen
tary on what the college has done
the past year and its future plans.
Saturday afternoon six students
and C. G. “Spike” White presented
a discussion on student life and ac
Cadet Colonel of the Corps A. D.
Martin gave a report on cadet corps
activities for this year. Bill Parse,
president of the Student Senate,
followed with an explanation of
his organization and its activities.
Dave Coslett and Clayton Selph, co
editors of The Battalion, discussed
student activities and publications
and the Student Life Committee.
Curtis Edwards, corps chaplain,
outlined student religious activities
for the group, and Joe Fuller talked
on Memorial Student Center activi
ties and operations.
White’s topic was “Operation
High School,” a program designed
to bring top high school students
to A&M.
Later the presidents discussed
objectives and projects of their
clubs and heard a report on a foot
ball film circulating library by
Tom Murrah ’38.
Saturday evening the former stu
dents were guests at the Annual
Athletic Banquet sponsored by the
Brazos County A&M Club and the
college athletic department.
Following a breakfast in the
MSC Sunday morning, the group
heard a report on activities and
plans of the college by President
M. T. Harrington.
Barlow “Bones” Irvin, athletic
director and Harry Stiteler, head
football coach, reported on “athle
tics in general, football in particu
Concluding their session yester
day morning, the presidents heard
E. E. McQuillen discuss the Oppor
tunity Award Program and dis
cussed A&M club fund objectives.
Texas Journalists
Aggie Players to Meet
A meeting of the Aggie Players
will be held Wednesday at 7:30
p. m. in the Music Hall.
The production for March is
“What Every Woman Knows by J.
M. Barrie. Persons interested in
parts in this play should attend
the meeting,
A portion of the Texas editor’s attending the in
itiation of Sigma Delta Chi, professional jour
nalism fraternity, last night, stop on their way to
the banquet held in the Assembly Room in the
MSC. Left to right they are George Fall, Cald
well News; Ted Rickenbacher, Hearne Democrat;
Tom Whithead, Brenham Banner Press; Harry
Johnston, Houston Post; W. B. Crossley, Madison-
ville Meteor; George Carmack, Houston Press;
Robert W. Akers, Beaumont Enterprise; David
Read, Silsbee Bee; John H. Manthey, Jr., Cleve
land Advocate; J. C. Smyth, Liberty Vindicator;
Fred Hartman, Baytown Sun; and O. J. Wilker-
son, Port Nueces Chronicle.
New Coach
R. C. “Beau” Bell
Bell, new Aggie baseball coach, is shown wearing a St. Louis
Brown uniform 14 years ago. He was captain of the first champ
ionship baseball team in A&M’s history in 1931, the same year
he was chosen All-American by the College Humor Magazine.
During his big league stay, Bell compiled 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.
Candidates Named
For Phi Kappa Phi
A&M’s chapter of Phi Kappa
Phi, national senior honor society,
recently announced election of 45
new members. The students named
in the announcement will be ini
tiated Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 7:30
p. m. in the Assembly Room of the
The local chapter, headed by W.
A. Varvel of the Education and
Psychology Department, was in
stalled here in 1949. Phi Kappa Phi
is the only honor society on the
campus that chooses nominees from
all four of the schools here.
Members are elected on the bas
is of scholarship, usually during
their last semester in school. Ap
proximately one-third of the most
eligible candidates, though, are
elected in the semester before
Represents Top Sixteenth
To be eligible a student must
be in the top sixteenth of the
graduating class.
Newly elected members will be
informed of their election by let
ter. They have been requested to
get in touch with Fred J. Benson
of the Civil Engineering Depart
ment, treasurer for the group, if
they accept the election.
An initiation fee of $8.50 is re-
Junior Prom Date
Will Be April 14
The date of the Junior Prom has
been changed from Feb. 10 to
April 14, Harold Chandler, class
president, announced last night.
All reservations for rooms in the
Memorial Student Center have been
changed to the new date.
The banquet will be held in eith
er Duncan or Sbisa Hall on the
night of the Prom.
Changing of the date was for
two reasons, Chandler said.
Cold weather ruled the Star
light Terrace out if the Prom were
held in February.
Additional dancing space in the
Assembly Room was not available
because of previous reservations.
April 14 the Assembly Room, the
Terrace, and the Ball Room will
be available for the Class of ’52’s
Dr. Clark Attends
Speech Convention
Dr. Jack P. Clark of the English
Department attended a meeting of
American Speech Association in
New York. The meeting was held
Dec. 27 and 28.
Clark demonstrated the use of
various devices for the correction
of. speech defects.
During his stay in New York,
Clark also attended the meetings
of the America Folklore Associa
tion and Modem Language Asso
quired of all new members to cover
the cost of a key or lapel pin, a
certificate of membership, a year’s
subscription to the National Jour
nal of Phi Kappa Phi and a year’s
dues to the society.
Social Period Planned
At next week’s initiation cere
monies, light refreshments will be
served during a social period.
Wives of new members and of pre
sent student and faculty members
have been invited by Society Pres
ident Varvel to attend the initiation
and social period.
Other officers of the group are
E. C. Klepple of the Mathematics
Department, vice-president, and R.
L. Patrick of the Agricultural En
gineering Department, secretary.
Summer Graduates
New members who graduated
last summer are William G.
Adkins, Gilbert V. Cham
bers, School of Agriculture; Den
nis E. Feigenspan, James S. Gup-
ton, George K. Harding and Earl
A. Wawak, School of Engineering;
and Joseph C. Fraziers, Jr., Henry
R. Grove and Loyd C. Smith, School
of Arts and Sciences.
January graduates named on the
announcement are Carlton J.
Chapman and Vernon G. Pool,
School of Agriculture; Harry L.
Butler, Floyd J. Carroll, Arthur F.
Clevenger, Eugene Harrison and
Billy G. Langford, School of En
gineering; and Thomas E. Field,
Bill A. Owens and Charles F.
Wardle, School of Arts and Sci
Reds at Heels
Of Retreating
US 8th Army
Tokyo, Jan. 9—UP)—Communist forces driving fast on
the heels of the retreating U. S. Eighth Army attacked Allied
rearguards today 13 aand 14 miles southeast of Osan.
The attack put the Reds only 50 miles from the Kum
River where the U. S. 24th Division began its tragic defense
of Taejon last July.
In the central sector, hard-fighting Allied troops slowed
the massive Red manpower push toward the heart of South
The Korean Communists, bulwarked now by hundreds
of thousands of Chinese who entered the war when the Allies
almost had it won, were retracing their route of summer
conquest into south Korea.
The Reds walked into abandoned Osan Monday. Osan,
28 miles south of Seoul, is the town near where the first
♦’American soldier of the Korean
ll/f ■ war was killed last July.
January Meet
Scheduled Here
The mid-winter meeting of
the drawing division of the
American Society for Engi
neering Education will b e
held here Jan. 18-20 W. E.
Street, head, Engineering Depart
ment, is program chairman and a
member of the executive commit
Prof. Ralph S. Paffenbarger of
Ohio State University is chairman
of the drawing division of the
ASEE and Prof. Clifford H.
Springer, University of Illinois, is
Top-flight men in the engineer
ing field will appear on the pro
gram, including Prof. A. S. Levens,
professor of engineering design,
University of California; Homer
Briggs, Reed Roller Bit Company,
Houston; R. M. Sherman, Waco, co
owner of Central Texas Iron
Works; Prof. J. H. Porsch, chair
man of engineering drawing and
descriptive geometry, Purdue Uni
versity; Fred E. Weick, research
engineer and distinguished pro
fessor of aeronautical engineering,
at A&M; Elgin B. Robertson, Dal
las, member of the Texas Society
of Professional Engineers and the
National Society of Professional
Prof. H. C. Spencer, director of
technical drawing department, Ill
inois Institute of Technology; Prof
H. L. Henry, Louisiana Polytech
nic Institute; Prof R. M. Coleman,
in charge of engineering drawing,
Texas Western College, El Paso;
Prof. R. P. Hoelscher, head of the
general engineering drawing de
partment, University of Illinois.
The Bryan Acapella choir, direct
ed by Thomas Hardy, will give
numbers at the dinner meeting,
Street says.
City Council Meets
At 3 p.m. Today
The College Station City Coun
cil meets this afternoon in a spec
ial called session after postpone
ment of the regular second Mon
day meeting, Mayor Ernest Lang
ford announced yesterday.
The meeting, which gets under
way at 3 p. m., is expected to have
on its agenda the council’s plans
to use the bond money voted in
yesterday’s $200,000 utility bond
Communist forces rushed Tues
day into the Osan area, massing
for the continuing pursuit of the
fleeing Eighth Army. The Reds
moved artillery southward across
the Han River at Seoul.
An Eighth Army spokesman said
one force estimated at 10,000
troops was spotted near Osan.
Allied pilots said Communist
troops were clogging the roads
south of Seoul and in the Wonju
area 55 miles southeast. Ane air
man said:
“I’ve never seen so many people
on the roads up there. They were
all moving south.”
The airmen were ordered to
shoot up all groups behind Com
munist lines, whether in or out of
uniform, except for obvious family
groups or children.
Sheep’s Clothing
The order was provoked by the
Reds’ persistent use of civilian
clothing to camouflage their troops.
Thousands of Chinese and Kore
an Red soldiers clad in wdiite civ
ilian clothing have infiltrated ref
ugee columns passing into Allied
Pilots spotted 4,000 Reds chang
ing Monday from uniform to peas
ant clothing.
A Red patrol attacked two Al
lied companies early Tuesday 13
miles southeast of Osan. Red mor
tar fire showered another U,N.
company 14 miles southeast of Os
an. Allied forces drove off tha
Red patrol.
Low clouds, rain and snow Tues
day hampered air attacks and ob
servation of Communist troop
movements. But one F-80 Shoot
ing Star jet strike swept through
ground-hugging clouds south of
Seoul and shot up Chinese field
This was the first report that the
Reds had moved big guns south
across the Han River.
A story printed in Monday’s
Battalion concerning summer
camp was wrong. The story
should have said juniors taking
AF ROTC at the present time
and who will graduate from
school after the end of the 1951-
52 school year will be deferred
from summer camp.
AF ROTC Summer camps will
be conducted only for students
who will complete their AF
ROTC and academic work within
the current academic year, or
before the end of the school year
The writer of the story has
been properly chastised. His
fingers were dipped in the mol
ten lead for six minutes.
Those Who Want to Can Stay—Zinn
Armed Services Lured 111
Of Semester’s Drop-Outs
A&M has contributed 111 men
to the different branches of ser
vice since September according to
figures obtained from the office of
the dean of men.
These 111 resignations represent
31.4 percent of all resignations
since the beginning of school.
There were a total of 350 resigna
tions up to 5 p. m. yesterday.
A breakdown of the resignations
shows that 27 men quit during
September. October claimed 22 men
to service. During November the
number dropped to 8. This may be
explained by the change in policy
of the Selective Service Commis
sion at that time.
There were two resignations
prior to the 15th of December.
Just before everyone went home
for Christmas a rash of resigna
tions were turned in and since
Dec. 15, there have been a total
of 52 more. This is almost equal
to the number who resigned the
previous three months,.
“Some of the men who resigned
saying they were going to enter
service were failing and would
probably have been drafted in the
very near future” says Bennie
Zinn, assistant to the dean of men.
This could account for a small
percentage of the resignations but
draft boards were breathing down
the necks of most of the men who
If you plan to resign because
you think the. draft board is go
ing to call you immediately, drop
in at Zinn’s office in Goodwin
Along with this, remember the
ruling that the Academic Council
announced yesterday. If you have
passing grades and are a graduat
ing senior, you can get full credit
after nine weeks of the semester
have elapsed.
Others who have gone for 11
weeks will obtain credit for the
course in which they have a B
average or better and after 13
weeks those with a C average
or better will be given full credit.
The above rules will be ef
fective only if a man remains in
school until the approximate date
of call, he has made all efforts
feasible to obtain deferment and
he submits to the Dean of the
College a petition accompanied
by a copy of orders to duty
and statement of effort
to secure a postponement or de
ferment of the effective date of
the call.
Zinn said that he would be glad
to help anyone who is unable to
obtain deferment if they wanted to
remain in school. It is his belief
that anyone who really wants to
stay in school may do so.