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The Battalion
Peace May Cost
Dream of World Government
See Lead Editorial, Page 2
Number 75: Volume 51
Price Five Cents
UN Peace Plan
Lake Success, Jan. 12 —
.^’UP) — The United Nations
drove toward a vote today on
Va final peace bid to Commun-
igist China, offering a political
■conference on Far Eastern
:i; p r o b 1 e m s in return for a
pcease-fire in Korea.
The United States accepted
the plan. Russia, in what
gseemed to be a stall for time,
■expressed coolness toward it.
Non-Communist spokesmen
made it plain that if Peiping
■rejects this offer, the Reds aT1
gcan expect no further overtures
flanri the war will go on.
v Peace Improbable
Diplomats here held little hope
*v|that China’s Communists would
filagree to the proposals. They felt,
■however, s the effort was worth
®while if only as a demonstration
Mthat the U. N. had explored the
fplast possible avenue to peace.
I The five-point plan, drafted by
Jpeease-fire commission members
I'jNasi’ollah Entezam of Iran, Sir
;-,Benegal N. Rau of India and Can-
Sada’s Lester B. Pearson, will be put
Jffijbefore the 150-nation political com-
■mittee in a resolution this after-
Announcement of the plan yes
terday brought from Soviet dele
gate Jacob A. Malik the charge
Society Sets
War Picture
“All Quiet on the Western
Front,” a classic war picture, will
be featured at Monday night’s
meeting of the A&M Film Society
in the YMCA Chapel at 7:30, Her-
■man Gollob, president, announced
Starring Lew Ayres and Louis
■ Wolheim, the picture, which was
j. released in 1930, is a bitter con-
i tlemnation of war. Whereas most
'v frar films deal with America troops,
|fd‘AlI Quiet” treats the G e r m a n s
I tide of the question, depriving
American audiences of the chance
fe to associate war with glorious
Rl patriotism. •i-witfi
that it was an ultimatum. Malik,
however, did not completely close
the door. He said he needed more
time to study the proposals. .
Maintain Unity
Explaining U. S. approval,
American delegate Warren R. Aus
tin said the proposals restated the
principle that a cease-fire must
precede negotiations. He added
the U. S. wanted to maintain the
unity of the United Nations.
Rejection of the proposals, Aus
tin added, will cause the U. S. to
pursue its original plan to demand
that the U.N. brand Red China as
aggressor and call for her
Science Group
Sets District
Meet at A&M
A&M will be host to the
Eastern District of the Texas
Academy of Science regional
Spring meeting on April 6 and
7, according to Dr. C. C. Doak,
head of the Biology Department.
Dr. W. Armstrong Price, pro
fessor of geological oceanography
and director and former president
of the Academy, was elected gen
eral chairman of the meeting at a
recent meeting of the local mem
A local steering committee and
sectional program chairmen from
the colleges of the district will be
selected soon, Doak said.
Scientists and students of science
from colleges and high schools of
Texas and especially from the
Eastern District will be invited
to attend and take part in the
meeting and in the celebration of
Arts and Sciences Week.
State and out-of-state speakers
have been secured and more will
be invited to speak in the near
future. Members will be here from
the district composed of schools
and colleges in the Eastern half
of the state.
Other regional meetings will be
held this Spring at Corpus Christi
and Wichita Falls.
AEG Chooses Nevada
F or Atomic T esting Area
Washington, Jan. 12—(A 5 )—The
1 . Atomic Energy Commission said
'll yesterday it will use a vast Nevada
I area for a proving ground to speed
| up development of atomic weapons,
| indicating it has mastered a meth-
I od of small scale explosion tests.
This would mean a valuable short
| cut in vital defense research. It
£ also would hasten the day when
I! the commission will know if it
1 can actually perfect the tremend-
: V ously powerful hydrogen bomb. It
also may speed up work on new
I' type A-bombs for guided missies
;! and artillery shells. The military
has indicated such developments
are feasible.
AEC Noncommittal
AEC said nothing about small
H scale atomic blasts but its state-
& ment was open to interpretation
>. .that such explosions can now be set
is) off.
Such .a method would provide
a “test” of the explosiveness of
materials designed for an A-bomb
: ; without the necessity of detonating
I a finished bomb itself as was done
I in the spectacular series of atomic
1 studies in the Pacific.
Senator Brien McMahon (D-
| Conn), chairman of the Senate-
House Atomic Committee, said the
new testing ground “will save pre-
; cious weeks in making certain lim-
| ited tests vital to weapons develop
Authorized By Prexy
Declaring that it has been auth-
p orized by President Truman to
use a part of the 5,000-square mile
Marine Research
Needed -- Gunter
The need for more fisheries and
marine research on the Gulf Coast
was expressed this week by Dr.
Gordon Gunter, Director of the In
stitute of Marine Science at Port
Dr. Gunter, speaking to the Fish
and Game Club, discussed the his
tory and development of marine
biology in the Gulf Coast area.
New spring semester club of
ficers elected at the meeting were
John Harris, president; Albert
Jackson, vice president; John Wal-
thers, secretary; E. R. Berdine,
treasurer; and W. B. Kucera, Ag
council representative.
Las Vegas, bombing and gunnery
range for “experiments” necessary
to the atomic weapons development
program, AEC said.
“The use of the range will make
available to the Los Alamos, N.
M., scientific laboratory a readily
accessible site for periodic test
work with a resultant speed-up in
the weapons development program.
Experimental Testing
“Test activities at the new site
will include experimental nuclear
detonation for the development of
atomic bombs — so-called “A-
bombs”—carried out under controll
ed conditions.”
A committee spokesman said the
phase “so-called ‘A-bombs’ ” had
been intentionally used to make it
clear that the Nevada tests were
to be aimed at the development
of A-bombs, as distinguished from
hydrogen bombs.
Ike ‘Drops In
On Denmark
In Pact Tour
Copenhagen, Denmark, Jan. 12—
<A?)—Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower
continued his call-paying, informa
tion-gathering tour of the Atlantic
Pact nations today—this time in
Arriving last night in a dense
fog, the new Atlantic Pact army’s
supreme commander was received
this morning by King Frederick
for a half-hour audience.
Conferences Held
From Frederik’s Amielborg cas
tle, Eisenhower drove to the Danish
foreign ministry for searching con
ferences with the little Baltic coun
try’s defense chiefs on the nation’s
state of military preparedness and
the plans it has for helping to
strengthen the Atlantic defenses.
Making a rapid tour of all 12
Atlantic Pact nations, Genei’al Ike
now has called in the capitals of
four of the European signers—
France, Belgium, the Netherlands
and Denmark.
Norway Next
Later today he was to leave for
the Norwegian capital, Oslo, for a
similar brief inspection there. Two
U. S. destroyers waited in Copen
hagen harbor to transport the Gen
eral should there be a continuance
of the fog which delayed the land
ing of his plane last night for 20
From Norway he goes to Brit
ain, Portugal, Italy, West Germa
ny and Luxembourg. Then he re
turns to Pails to fly home by way
of Iceland and Canada, completing
the 12-country circuit.
Allies Repulse Attacks
To Take Supply Center
Tokyo, Jan. 12^-UP) — Al- | miles of Wonju—remained intact.
lied air attacks and artillery L Eleven E - 2 . 9 bo ™ be f cascading
horrap-P<5 rirnvp nff n fi 000- heavy ex P loslves m close support
barrages drove oir a b,uuu of the ernbattled Americans aided
man Red Korean force today j n routing the enemy. Ground and
after it seized a dominant I carrier-based fighters rocketed and
Miss Nancy Wright is one of the stars who will be seen in the
North Texas Opera Workshop’s presentation of Donizetti’s “Daugh
ter of the Regiment” on the stage of Guion Hall Thursday night.
She will sing the role of Maria, the “daughter of the regiment.”
NTSC Presented Operetta
Unites Love, Comedy, Lyrics
Something on the cultural side
of life is in store for Aggies and
local citizens when The North
Texas State Opera Workshop pre
sents its version of Donizetti’s
“Daughter of the Regiment” in
Guion Hall Thursday night.
The setting for this comical oper
etta is Tyrol, during the period
of Napoleon’s occupation, in the
early 1800’s.
The story of the opera is about
Maria, adopted by the 21st
Regiment of Napoleon’s army. She
was found on a battlefield by Sgt.
Sulpice and a letter, written by her
father to the Marchioness of Berk-
enfeld, was among her belongings.
The operetta opens as Maria,
now a young woman, is relating
the story of her life. Shortly
thereafter she is saved from fall
ing over a precipice by Tonio,
a Tyrolean peasant. Tonio, found
strolling through the camp, is
arrested as a spy.
He asks Maria to marry him.
Spring Physics 314
Book List Needed
Students considering taking
Physics 314, Introduction to As
tronomy, during the Spring semes
ter, should contact either the Phy
sics Department or the Mathema
tics Department before Monday, J.
T. Kent, instructor, announced.
Names of men taking the course
are needed to compile a book list
for the Exchange Store. The book
order must be sent out Monday in
order to have the books on hand
at the start of the new semester.
When the soldiers investigate his Ortensio; Helen Marshall as the
record and find that he is not a
spy, he is told he may marry Maria
if he will join the regiment.
Tonio agrees to this but the
appearance of the Marchioness
causes him to lose his hopes for
marriage. She reads the letter
which Sgt. Sulpice gave her and
demands the regiment give up its
daughter. The Marchioness then in
forms Tonio that he is not good
enough to marry her niece, a per
son of noble birth.
In the second act, Maria is
found at the Marchioness’ castle
with Sgt. Sulpice. She is unhap
py for she is to marry someone
she does not love but her hopes
arise when the 21st Regiment,
led by Tonio, now a colonel, ar
Once again Tonio asks for per
mission to marry Maria but the
Marchioness again refuses. On
hearing this refusal, Tonio pro
poses an elopment. The Marchion
ess then informs Maria that she is
really her mother, not her aunt.
Maria, grief stricken, renounces
This scene of breaking hearts is
too much for the Marchioness who,
recalling her own romance with
Maria’s father, finally consents to
the marriage.
Cast in alternating roles in the
North Texas presentation as Maria
are Nancy Wright and Leota Vin
cent. David Taylor and David Jones
alternate is the basso role of
The Marchioness of Berkenfeld
is sung by Juanita Teal and Sgt.
Sulpice is handled by Edgar Stone
and James Ramsey. Others in
the cast include Bill Sparks as
During Heavy Firing
Graduating Seniors Assault
Enemy on Easterwood Hill
By JOHN WHITMORE and cai’ry out the missions of a their regular amount of weapons.
platoon in combat. At a pre-arranged time the of-
‘Gentlemen we will attack the During the first part of the fensive’s artillery started to soften
enemy at 16:54.” The first squad course the men studied the opera- up the enemy and the platoon mov-
will attack along Draw Y_ and the tions of the platoon on offense, ed out. Breaking in two sections
second and third squads will attack After the first few hours of class- they formed a pincers around the
along Draw X.’ _ room orientation members of the enemy and finally took the hill.
Just at that instant a blast of military staff went through the All of this was carried out in
artillery shook the earth underfoot, maneuver. The remainder of the a business-like manner. The men
“Move out men, keep under cov- semester they will study defense.
” xhe platoon was equipped with
a full list of equipment—Ml’s
carbines, machine - guns, gren
ades (smoke). During the first
day members of the artillery
made up the entire platoon. Of
ficers were sergeants and non-
coms were men in the squad.
With the students watching, the “but they are learning fast.”
This was the first time in recent military men took the objective. After the fighting was over and
history such a program has been The next time the class met the the last of the TNT was exploded,
included in the military curricula, worm turned. The military watch- the cadets swarmed into the MSG
The idea was that of Colonel H. L. ed and the students took the posi- Fountain Room.
Boatner, Commandant and PMS&T. tions and rushed the enemy. One of the comments made over
He turned the project over to Lt. A reinforced enemy squad had coffee by Bobo Jaska and Terry
Col. William F. Lewis, infantry in- a position on a hill, equipped with Green, summed up the men’s feel-
structor, to cai'ry out and plan. machine-guns and artillery. The ings, “That is some of the best
Final plans called for the grad- offensive platoon was backed with training we have had yet and the
uating seniors to study, observe artillery and mortar in addition to most interesting.”
er, and make every shot count.”
Those were not orders being
issued from a command post in
Korea, but by members of the
A&M Military Department to
graduating senior Army ROTC
students situated in a gully about
a hundred yards off Easterwood
Airport’s runways.
seemed to sense the seriousness
of the situation and concentrated
on doing their best. Officers
were walking around giving them
correction of their positions and
giving advice.
“They really did need this,” Col
onel Lewis said as the men snaked
their way towards the objective,
Duchess, Al Skoog as both a cor
poral and a notary; and Stewart
Vannerson as a peasant.
Music for the operetta will be
furnished by the 61-piece NTSC
symphony orchestra and back
ground music and color will be
furnished by the 27-voice chorus
of the NTSC School of Music.
The production is under the di
rection of Miss Mary McCormic of
the School of Music and is super
vised by Mary Garden, a former
opera star.
The program is scheduled to be
gin at 7:30 Thursday evening. All
seats will be fifty cents.
height and poured withering
fire into American lines just
south of Wonju.”
An AP field dispatch said
the two North Korean regi
ments at nightfall were disappear
ing 1 into the hills.
The Allies’ northernmost line in
central Korea—extending in horse
shoe shape within less than two
machinegunned the Communists
and showered them, with jellied
gasoline fire bombs.
Second Division artillery laid
down a shattering barrage.
Wonju Badly Damaged
Part of Wonju, the field dis
patches said, was wiped out by the
air and artillery action.
Another Communist force swept
Mayors Proclaim
Dri veAga inst Polio
A proclamation calling on all residents of College Station
and Bryan to assure continuation of the fight against infan
tile paralysis by giving unstinted support to the 1951 March
of Dimes was issued today by the mayors of both cities.
Ernest Langford, mayor of College Station, and R. C.
Dansby, mayor of Bryan, pointed ojut in the proclamation
that bills for polio patient care alone during 1949 and 1950
took some $47,000,000 in March of Dimes funds, again ex
hausting the epidemic aid fund of the National Foundation
for Infantile Paralysis.
The proclamation read as follows:
“WHEREAS, for the third successive year the nation
has experienced a very serious polio epidemic, with incidence
that ranks 1950 as the second worst polio year on record, and,
“WHEREAS, the past two years drained away some
$47,000,000 in March of Dimes funds in defraying patient
care costs that families could not pay themselves, and,
“WHEREAS, the National Foundation for Infantile
Paralysis exhausted its epidemic aid fund in coping with the
1950 polio outbreaks and with continuing care for patients
from 1949 and earlier years, and,
WHEREAS, the 1951 March of Dimes, Jan. 15-31, must
prove the most outstanding success if the National Founda
tion’s work is to continue unabated.
“SO THEREFORE, we R. C. Dansby, mayor of the City
of Bryan and Ernest Langford, mayor of the City of College
Station, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM Jan. 15-31 as March of
Dimes period in our cities and do call upon all to do their
utmost to insure the success of the drive and the continu
ance of the fight against infantile paralysis.”
Signed :
Ernest Langford R. C. Dansby
Mayor, City of College Station Mayor, City of Bryan
For Third Straight Year
Baylor’s ‘Josephine Bear
Loses Three More Cubs
Three cubs born Sunday to Jo
sephine, Baylor University’s bear
mascot, have died.
One small bear was eaten by Joe,
mate of Josephine. Another died
shortly after birth from rough
treatment by Bailey, another of
the bigger bears. The third of
the litter died Monday from over
The birth of the bears was un
expected by Baylor students and
by the keepers. When it was dis
covered, several male students at
tempted to rescue the cubs. Joe
had killed one and had begun to
devour it when the men arrived.
Students Enter Pit
Two of the students entered the
pit, while three others stood atop
the hut with a rope, ready to lasso
the angry mother.
When Tommy Lockridge, Hous
ton business student, obtained one
cub, Josephine lunged at him—only
to be stopped by the lasso from
above. She was quickly secured
to a tree.
On his way out, Lockridge grab
bed the only other remaining cub.
This one had been dropped by
Barney when an onlooker threw
a stone at him.
Vet’s Efforts Fail
Both rescued cubs were taken to
a veterinarian. Efforts to save
Rose, Hobson Die
In PlaneAccident
Two men were killed yesterday
when their Piper Cub plane crash
ed and burned two miles north of
Bryan. The dead are Jesse U.
Rose, Bryan contractor, and Ches
ter C. Hobson, Cameron bricklayer.
The men, who had just taken off
on a pleasure flight from Coulter
Field, crashed near Tabor on a
farm owned by Marion Jones.
Employees Club Sets
Monthly Meeting Date
The A&M Employees Dinner
Club will have their monthly meet
ing in the Memorial Student Cen
ter Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.
the newborn bruins failed.
The bear “situation” was dis
cussed Tuesday night at a meeting
of the Baylor Chamber of Com
The Daily Lariat, the university’s
student newspaper, Tuesday print
ed an editorial entitled “Lost . . .
Six Cubs.” The editorial recalled
deaths of five of Josephine’s cubs
and one belonging to another bear,
“Carelessness, Oversight”
“For the third straight year cubs
have been born ‘unexpectedly’ and
have been killed,” the last para
graph of the editorial began. “Once
could have been an accident. Twice
might have been a coincidence.
But three times appears nothing
but carelessness and oversight.”
Cold, Dry Weather
Aids Wind Erosion
Fort Worth, Jan. 12—(AP)
—About 207,500 acres of
Texas have suffered moderate
to severe erosion damage
from dust storms, Louis P.
Merrill, regional director of the
Federal Soil Conservation Service,
said today.
The acreage in Texas and Okla
homa gnawed by wind erosion is
expanding rapidly due to cold and
dry weather, Merrill warned.
Acreage in the two states with
out enough plant cover to prevent
wind damage has increased al
together from 1,170,000 to 2,310,-
000 in the last six weeks.
Merrill said there is a brighter
side—recent moisture in Oklahoma
and parts of the Texas Panhandle
may improve winter plant cover
rapidly. He said the large plant
ings of grain sorghums have been
properly managed for the most
part and the stubble is an effec
tive erosion control.
Merrill said the wind threat is
perhaps the most serious in the
Lubbock-Littlefield-Lamesa areas
and in the sandy cross timber sec
tions centered around Dublin,
Stephenville, Abilene and Jacks-
Governor Proposes
Statewide Action
Austin, Jan. 12—(A*)—Citing
polio’s threat to Texas, Gov. Shiv
ers designated Jan. 15-31 yesterday
for the March of Dimes.
The governor noted last year
was the second worst polio year in
the nation’s history. Texas had
423 more polio patients last year
than in 1949. The total was 2,778
The governor also cited rising
costs for treatment of polio vic
tims. Money raised in Texas in
the last three campaigns has been
spent entirely in the state. Texas
contributions have been supple
mented by $377,000 sent by the
National Foundation for Infantile
B. J. Griffin Named
New FFA Prexy
The Collegiate Future Farmer’s
Monday night, named B. J. Griffin
to head it for the spring semester.
Griffin, from Ovalo, is a senior
agricultural education major. He
succeeds Floyd Kerns of Emory,
retiring president.
Other officers named at the
meeting are E. E. Jekel, Cameron,
vice president; Wilfred Eckermann,
New Ulm, second vice president
and D. R. Price, Bells, third vice
New secretary is J. T. Lenamon,
Groesbeck. A. T. Edwards, Burkett,
is treasurer; James B. Ethridge,
Oglosby, reporter; J. T. Spray,
Burkburnett, adviser; M. E. Strate-
man, Converse, parliamentarian
and R. G. Fitts, Atlanta, histor
Bataan Survivor
Rejoins Service
New York, Jan. 12—(A 3 *—A pur
ple heart veteran of the Bataan
death march volunteered for the
army yesterday.
He is Julian Wyse Adams, 35.
“I feel my country is at war.
At least men are fighting and dy
ing. I’d like to get back myself,”
he said.
The army thinks he’s probably
the first Bataan survivor to offer
to return to uniform.
wide around the American line and
set up a road block on a vital sup
ply highway 31 miles southeast of
This Red force, possibly 20,000
strong, drove a deep wedge in the
Allies’ central Korean positions
protecting the Taejon-Taegu with
drawal route for the Eighth Army
toward the old Pusan beachhead. .
Brisk fighting swirled north and
west of Tanyang, a rail terminal
37 miles southeast of Wonju.
The Communists set up their
roadblock near Ochi, a town on the
main roack, between Tanyang and
Chungju 22 miles to tbe west. They
poured fire on Allied vehicles car
rying supplies to the Second Divi
sion farther north.
Allied patrols rushing out to
clear the supply road ran into
road mines. Then the Reds at
Another vanguard of the Com
munist flanking force tangled with
Allied troops northeast of Tan
The Eighth Army did not report
the results of either skirmish. It
reported there were at least 1,000
Red troops along the Tanyang-
Ghungju highway.
Tidelands Case
Can Be Won,
Daniels Claims
Texas City, Jan. 12—(AP)
—Attorney General Price
Daniel said last night Texas
congressmen have enough
power to secure legislation re
storing tidelands to the states.
He told the Texas City Chamber
of Commerce:
“Texas can win in Congress be
cause we are not alone in this
fight. Twenty-eight coastal and
Great Lakes states have tidelands
which are being claimed by fed
eral officials.”
Daniel said inland states fear
that the same theory will be used
in winning federal ownership of
Riverbeds, lakes, and other in
land waters.
“A majority in both Houses of
Congress favor state ownership of
submerged lands for all the states,”
the attorney general said.
Turning to national defense,
Daniel said security would be
“helped rather than harmed by
continued state ownership and con
He noted that the judiciary com
mittees of both federal Houses
were on record as concurring in
S. A. Lipscomb
To Head Board
S. A. Lipscomb was re
elected to head the College
Station State Bank Board of
Directors for another year, as
the newly elected directors of
the bank met Wednesday afternoon
for their first session of 1951.
Elected to serve as executive
vice-president was Harold Sulli
van, with H. E. Burgess also being
named a vice-president. Thomas W.
Lee was appointed cashier for the
local business located at the North
Other directors elected by the
stockholders were R. E. Butler,
Coulter Hoppess, L. G. Jones, R.
W. Steen, G. E. Potter, and T. W.
The only business undertaken at
the directors meeting was to in
crease the banks certified surplus
from $15,000 to $20,000, according
to Thomas Lee, bank cashier.
Catholic Clergy
Banned in Rotary
Vatican City, Jan. 12—(A 5 )—Ro
man Catholic clergymen were for
bidden yesterday to belong to Ro
tary Clubs. Catholic laymen were
warned to follow cannon law in re
gard to membership.
The ban was disclosed with pub
lication by the Vatican’s newspap
er, L’Osservatore Romano, of a
decree by the supreme sacred con
gregation of the Holy Office, which
Pope Pius XII heads.
A source connected with the
newspaper said the decree appeared
aimed at European and Latin
American countries, where Masonic
connections have been attributed to
Rotary, rather than against Catho
lic membership in Rotary in the
United States, where the interna
tional organization was founded 46
years ago.