The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, January 17, 1951, Image 1

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    Circulated to
More Than 90% of
College Station’s Residents
Number 78: Volume 51
The Battalion
Shoemaker Resigns; | |
Accepts Georgia U. Job;
See Sports, Page Three
Price Five Cents
NTSC to Present
Comic Operetta
At Guion Tonight
The stage is set for the North Texas presentation of
Donizetti’s “Daughter of the Regiment”.a comic operetta to
be seen in Guion Hall tonight at 7:30.
The North Texas State College Opera Workshop, under
the direction of Miss Mary McCormic and the supervision of
Mary Garden, a former opera star, will feature love, lyrics
and comedy as they sing the romance of Tonio and Maria, the
two leading personalities.
Tonio will be handled by either David Jones of Green
ville or David Taylor of Denton while Maria, the “daughter”
| 1 ♦'will be sung by either Nancy
Wright of Fort Worth or Leota
Vincent, Sudan.
Supporting roles will be hand
led by Juanita Teal of Dallas as
the Marchioness of Berkenfeld,
Maria’s mother; Edgar Stone, Dal
las as Sgt. Sulpice, a member of
the 21st Regiment; Bill Sparks,
Ft. Worth as Ortensio; Helen
Marshall, Amarillo as the Duch
ess, A1 Skoog, Borger as both a
corporal and a notary; and Stewart
Vannerson, Dallas as a peasant.
A quick rundown of the story
goes something like this. Maria as
a young child is found on a bat
tlefield by Sgt. Sulpice and adopted
by the 21st Regiment, occupation
troops of Napoleon’s army. 'When
she grows up, Tonio, a Tyrolean
peasant saves her life and as a
reward, asks Maria to marry him.
The Marchioness tells him that he
is not good enough to marry her
niece, a person of noble birth.
Tonio Returns
Later, Tonio, now a colonel and
commander of the Regiment, re
turns and again asks for permis
sion to marry Maria. The March
ioness tells Maria that she is real
ly her mother and not her aunt.
Maria renounces Tonio but the
Marchioness, in an about face, fin
ally consents,to the marriage.
Music for the operetta will be
furnished by the 61-piece NTSC
symphony orchestra under the di
rection of Dr. Walter H. Hodgson,
dean of the School of Music at
NTSC. Background music and color
will be furnished by the 27-voice
chorus from the North Texas
School of Music.
The operetta has been presented
m Denton, Big Spring, and at the
University of Texas. Admission is
fifty cents.
Stars for Tonight
AF Suspends
■All Enlistments
For Non-Vets
Washington, Jan. 17 —
The Air Force announced to
day the suspension of enlist
ments except for personnel
with previous Air Force ser-
A spokesman said the action
Bwas taken due to heavy enlistments
..-and overcrowding of facilities at
Air Force indoctrination centers.
He said it is hoped the suspension
can be lifted about Feb. 1.
1 Three exceptions were made to
the order, he said. Still being ac-
fllrepted are personnel with prior
Air Foi’ce service, applicants for
the Women’s Air Force (WAF),
and young men appointed to avia
tion cadet courses for pilots and
i The Air Force spokesman said it
Bis hoped to have the new Sampson
j^iAir Force base at Geneva, N.Y.,
Beady by Feb. 15. He said this
Bvould greatly facilitate handling of
enlistees. The A.F. recently took
®>ver this base which was a naval
. training station in World War II.
I The spokesman said the princi
pal indoctrination center is the
^•.Lackland Air Force base at San
. . Antonio and this base is badly
®?overcrowded now and unable to
I handle further enlistments at pres-
Thursday Batt
Last This Week
Tomorrow’s Battalion will be
the last this week and publica
tion will be cut back to two is
sues next week during finals
and three issues will be publish
ed the following week, the co
editors announced this morning.
Battalions will appear Tues
day and Thursday next week
and Tuesday, January 30. Regu
lar daily publication will be re
sumed Thursday, February 1.
Persons with news items next
week should ask for Mrs. Viv
ian Castleberry, Battalion wo
men’s editor, at 4-5444.
UN Troops in ‘Killer
Raids’ Against Chinese
Tokyo, Jan. 17—(JP)—Allied forces scout
ing Red positions on killer raids in western
Korea clung stubbornly today to outposts
within striking range of three Chinese Com
munist armies.
Gen. J. Lawton Collins, U.S. Army chief
of staff, witnessed western front fighting on
his tour of the Korean battlefronts.
A delayed announcement tonight told of
Collins’ visit to the sector where the Allies
are carrying out a series of strikes called
reconnaissance in force.
Before them the Reds have possibly 120,-
000 troops massed south of the Han River
near Seoul, less than 17 miles from the north-
‘Operation HS’
Plans Discussed
vey, secretary of the Former Stu-
. , dents Association, has volunteered
“Operation High School is now -t 0 -write a news letter to all for-
far into the planning stages,” said mer students club officers inform-
C. G. “Spike” White, assistant dean in £ them of the project, and ask-
of men for activities, informing j n g their cooperation in providing
members of the Inter Council Com- transportion from the hometown to
mittee yesterday at a meeting in the campus for the seniors making
the MSC Senate Chamber. The In- the trip.
ern-most Allied outpost near Suwon.
Despite the nearness of the Chinese man
power mass, an Allied tank column pierced
a light crust of Chinese Red defenders
around Suwon Tuesday.
It caught a Chinese battalion napping and
destroyed half of the 1,000 enemy troops.
An AP field dispatch said leading attack
columns swept on Suwon from two directions
and mowed down many of the surprised
Chinese in the open. Some were caught
without their guns.
“They came scurrying like rats out of
houses in all directions,” a lieutenant said.
Then 10 Allied tanks took up the
fight inside the city. Their guns
blazed at Red hideouts for an hour.
“We knocked out their machine-
guns with tanks and hit their fox
holes with mortars,” a captain said.
“Many of them never reached their
foxholes—we got them while they
were riming to them.
“They threw a lot of stuff at ns
but they didn’t hit a single man.
We nearly caught them with their
pants down.”
Allied planes hit the town as the
ground force withdrew. They rock
eted and machihegunned troops on
rooftops and Chinese fleeing north
out of Suwon.
500 Chinese Killed
ter Council, initiated this year, is
composed of representatives from
the various school councils.
Room and Meals
“Members of hometown clubs
r f he project as a combined ef- will find beds in dormitories for
fort of hometown organizations, the senior high school students,
various former student clubs, the an d arrange for the housing of
Office of Student Activities, and each visitor in their respective
the College, in general, is a pro- hometown,” White told the group,
gram encouraging outstanding high Meals will be eaten in Duncan Mess
school seniors to visit the campus j| a i] a t the expense of the visiting
and see what A&M has to offer, senior.
Plans Explained Program of events for the high
-,,r U . . school influx will include registra-
White went on to acquaint mem- kevno t e a( ] f i r ess hv an out-
bers of the council with plans for- t ' on ’.? ke y note address by an out-
of o ™nnf;n„ Mon. standing student on the campus, a
In rehearsal for “The Daughter of the
Regiment” are, right to left, Nancy
Wright, David Taylor, and Sally Max
well. The -‘Daughter” will be staged in
Guion Hall tonight at 7:30 under the
sponsorship of Student Activities. Tickets
may be purchased either at Goodwin
Hall or at Guion for fifty cents for any
seat in the “house.”
mulated at a special meeting Mon- . ltc . , . r,.
day night of hometown club presi- speech on Student Mllltar y Sta -
dents and representatives. The date
has been set March 3, White told
the group.
Drinkers Complain—-Stark Explains . . .
Opinions Vary on Coffee Hike
tus” by Colonel Parity Bowden,
group tours of educational facil
ities, attendance ^t Sports Day, a
student talent vatideville show and
“Between now and February 10, picture show at Guion, and service
members of various hometown a t the church of individual’s choice
clubs will invite outstanding high Sunday morning,
school seniors from their home
towns to visit the campus March Steering Group
o, said White. Members of the steering commit-
The number of seniors invited tee are Howard Karen, O. C. “Put-
will be limited only by the amount ter” Jarvis, Olin Brashear, John F.
of transportation the local former Ireland, and A. W. Siter.
student clubs, the hometown mem
bers, and seniors themselves are Previous to White’s report, the
able to provide. motion had been passed to make
m , the Corps Information Officer an
Turn m Addresses ex 0 ffj c j 0 member of the Council
Names and addresses of seniors this year,
are to be turned into the Office of
By DAVE COS LETT cup of coffee.
Seven-cent coffee
“Whadaya want, Mac—cream m j s );
your coffee?” That’s one to re
place the traditional “egg in your
(with cream,
But the new phrase is more than
a figure of speech to many slaves
to the “steamin’ joe” who Tuesday
were faced with the unhappy ne
cessity of plunkin’ down an extra
two cents for cream in their MSC
From the reaction it caused
patrons of the Memorial Student
Center to display, you might
think it was the overthrow of a
form of government. And, quite
possibly, it approaches just that.
War Film Showing
To Aid Polio Fund
One of the greatest war films Texas is second only to Michigan
lever concocted in the brains of in polio aid received from the Na-
Hollywood producers will make a tional March of Dimes fund, to
return Thursday night at 7:30 in which a definite apportionment of
the YMCA Chapel, for the sake county-raised money goes.
■of charity, according to Herman Members Liked Movie
Gollob, president of tbe A&M Film
; Society. Over 200 members of the soc-
1 The film is “All Quiet on the ^ e ty saw the impressive cinematic
Western Front,” shown Tuesday condemnation of war Tuesday night
night as part of the regular film ln the YMCA chapel. Also paying
.f- • non-members were in attendance.
non-members were in attendance
Comments ranged from “pretty
good” to “one of the best movies
I’ve seen” and “I really enjoyed it.”
The film, produced and released
in 1930, stars Louis Wolheim as the
rugged non-com and Lew Ayres as
the young student whose ideas of
war changed while at the “front.”
Lewis Milestone, director of the
movie, achieved fame through this
i society series.
Profits from the showing will be
donated to the local March of
Dimes fund for treatment, medical
services, and X-rays of polio cases.
Admission will be 25 cents.
Help Worthy Cause
It’s a chance to see one of the
all time “greats” and at the same
time help out a worthy cause,” ''ffort anr^ore^ recentlTlfas nut
says George Charlton, secretary- Jis st S! ’ on “Halls of Monte-
treasurer of the film society this t °„ be SseS
year. ’
“Tomorrow night’s showing will World War I Story
bt f or everybody; Tuesday night’s Story of the film takes place
sho ving was for film society mem- during the first World War. Char-
bers in particular,” Charlton says, acters are all members of the Kai-
He further pointed out that spec- ser’s army. Of course, all dialogue
ial screenings of film society mov- j s j n English, purposely with a
ies will not be made in the future touch of American slang—showing
for non-members. that basically the soldier is the
“But this is an exception,” he same in any army, with the same
said. temperaments, the same fears, and
Money raised by the Brazos the same enjoyments.
County March of Dimes fund last Promptness on the part of au-
year was spent in particular on dience members is urged since
hospitalization, medical services, many persons Tuesday night came
drugs and medicines, orthopedic too late to find a seat, Charlton
appliances, X-ray and miscellane- said. The film gets underway
ous appliances, and nurses. And promptly at 7:30,
small. Their most evident move
has been the printing and wide
distribution of a pamphlet urging
students to “stick together” in forc
ing the price back down. The form
urges absolutely no coffee buying
in the MSC and as little other
patronage as possible.
Some persons on the campus
, . .. ., have expressed the belief that the
That cup ot coffee, it seems, m0V e is being backed by business
stands with ham and eggs and interests that would have a stake
apple pie as an American heritage. } n such a move. No substantiation
Almost every catfeine consumer on 0 £ |.hj s has been found,
the campus reacted in some way to -what does the average cus-
the price hike. tomer say? Here’s what some said
Some merely shrugged their last ni ght. Donald Lance, an edu-
shoulders and dug for the extra ca ti 0 n major from Mission figures
two cents. Others screwed up their « the MSC knows how much they
face and tried it black. And still should charge.” Not too much of
a non-profit organization, why they
can’t produce a cup of coffee for
five cents.”
Two other customers were drink
ing hot chocolate and a coke re
spectively. Both habitual coffee
drinkers, they smiled and said they
drank their coffee elsewhere. “We’d
walk a mile before paying seven
From a faculty viewpoint it
(See STARK, Page 4)‘
Student Activities on, or before
February 10. The Office of Stu
dent Activities will then, in turn,
send a form letter to each senior
outlining tbe program.* A letter
will also be sent to each senior’s
A paragraph will be included in
Members of the Council and their
Open House Day committees are:
Follies Committee, Douglas Heame
and Lloyd Manjeot; Program Com
mittee, Dick Goodwyn, Herbert
Mills, Frank Sims, and Joe Perry;
Publicity Committee, George Charl
ton and Curtis Edwards; Conces
sions and Guide Booth Committee,
the letter to tbe senior suggesting j ack Hurnall, Bill Hollowell,
he bring other members, of bis Charles Copenhaver, Jack Berkner.
class who are interested in visit- Jess Mclver is in charge of hous
ing A&M College. j n g arrangements. Dick Tumlin-
According to White, Dick Her- son is president of the council.
Former Student Paper
others actually gave up the habit
(few have been reported in this
latter category).
In a more serious vein, threat
of an MSC boycott took roots on
the campus. And, in answer to
a coffee-drinker, Lance was sup
ping his first cup of seven-cent
joe when approached.
George Schwarz, a veteran and
a farm management major from
Mercedes, -expressed different
sentiments. “It looks like a pret
ty cheezy deal all around with
the MSC here.” He added that
“I don’t know the story behind
it. An habitual drinker, Schwarz
was forsaking cream which he
Across the table, Bill Goldston,
ag eco major from Hereford, al
lowed that “The two-cents more
doesn’t hurt so much. It’s the
pennies . . . givin’ ’em . . . gettin’
’em back . . . change.” Bill drinks
coffee with or without as a social
habit. He can take it or leave it.
Ch.E Major John M’alcom, a
corpsman from Corpus Christi,
grimaced as he drank it black and
said, “I don’t like it—black coffee
that is.” He was against the prin
ciple of the thing.
His buddy, Roy Jones, a liberal
arts major from Corpus, had dif
ferent sentiments. He likes black
coffee and drinks it habitually. His
comment: “I get a kick out of
bearin’ these guys bitch about it.”
How about the feminine view
point? Barbara Hodge, a grad
uate student’s wife who indulges
habitually — with cream — said,
“If it’s necessary, it’s okeh.”
Mrs. Hodge, incidentally, may be
remembered as Ada in the recent
Aggie Player production “Kind
Another grad student who drinks
ticularly small group. But their coffee infrequently but with cream
efforts have net been particularly maintains, “I don’t see how, if it’s
J. Wayne Stark, Memorial
Student Center director, has
made a request in view of the
fact that some students are evi
dently quite serious in their op
position to the coffee price rise.
He states, "Rather than see
someone hurt something that
means so much to them (the
MSC), I asked that those who
have serious objection to the new
price bring such objections eith
er to me or to Joe Fuller, presi
dent of the MSC Council.”
Fuller’s offices are located in
the MSC and are open almost
every afternoon. Stark contin
ues, “If we can’t satisfy them
as to the justness of the increase
we will assure them that the
matter will be brought before
the MSC Council on which they
are represented.”
this serious part of the question,
the director of the Center laid on
the table the reasons for the raise.
Here’s the.question as it now
stands. First we’ll look at the
reaction side. Then we’ll inves
tigate the “why” for the price .
The threatened boycott is, from
all indications, the work of a par-
L. O. Tiedt Resigns Batt
Post to Edit Tex as Aggie
L. O. Tiedt, junior agricultural
journalism major, has resigned as
managing editor of The Battalion,
to accept the position of editor of
The Texas Aggie, A&M’s former- '
students newspaper. He will offi
cially assume his duties Feb. 1. :
The opinion circulating around
the Battalion office . is that his
resignation is The Battalion’s loss
and the Texas Aggie’s gain be
cause Tiedt has proven his ability
beyond doubt to those who have
worked'with him in his three years
with The Battalion.
Hailing from a farm near
LaGrange and with a scholarship
from the First National Bank
of Houston, Tiedt entered A&M
in the Fall of 1948 and began
studying journalism, his chosen
At the Annex, he was managing
editor of the freshman page, a
weekly feature of the regular Bat
talion, and has since methodically
stairstepped his way to the top.
Tiedt began his sophomore year
as copy editor but at the beginning
of the Spring semester of that
year he was promoted to news edi
tor. On his day at the desk it was
his job to see that the paper was
out on time.
The aspiring journalist then be
came co-editor of the Summer Bat- only one step from the editorship,
talion during the first semester of a job which he has had his eye on
summer school in 1950 and feature since his freshman days,
editor the following semester. Tiedt was prepared for another
With the beginning of the fall y ears + , work .™ th „ Th , e ., Bat ^ n
. ° ° m* -i, whpn rho rvneirirm r*T nr I he*
'semester this year, Iiedt was
named managing editor which is
L. O. Tiedt
“ New Texas Aggie Editor —
when the position of editor of The
Texas Aggie developed.
This, was not only a chance to
work for money—something sel
dom mentioned around the Bat
talion Office—it was a chance
for advancement in opportunity
and prestige. But above all it
was a chance to attain the goal
he had set for himself—to be
editor of a newspaper.
His activities outside the class
room were far from being con
firmed to The Battalion. He has
persistently been active in var
ious' clubs and organizations. At
present he is the junior Arts and
Sciences Council representative
from the Journalism Club, vice-
pi*esident of the Agricultural
Journalism Club, and a member of
the Press Club.
Despite his numerous activities
around the campus, the sergeant
from B Field Artillery has main
tained a very reputable grade point
And as the co-editors will testi
fy, Tiedt has left a vacancy in
The Battalion office that will cause
a person of less vitality to wox*k
long and late to fill.
“I’d say the Chinese had 500 men
killed in all,” a Colonel estimated.
Other Allied scouting forces
which had entered Osan, 28 air
miles south of Seoul, and Kum-
yangjang, 25 air miles southeast of
the old Korean capital, withdrew
by plan at dusk Tuesday to posi
tions just south ,of tbe two towns.
A blanket censorship imposed
since noon Tuesday (10 p.m., EST,
Monday) prevented the location by
name of corps, divisional or lesser
units. A security clampdown usu
ally means a shifting in troop po
Air Force and Navy planes
pounded the enemy. B-29 super
forts of the Far East air forces
blasted Kaesong and Chongju Wed*
nesday with 176 tons of explosives.
Kaesong, a few miles south of Pa
rallel 38, is a rail and highway
junction. Chongju is in northwest
Korea on the main Red supply line
from Manchuria.
B-29s Hit Rails
Wave after wave of B-29s hit
the rail yards at Kaesong and
Chongju in clear weather. Pilots
said the raids were successful.
East of Seoul toward Ichon and
abandoned Wonju on the central
Korean front Red Korean and Chi
nese troops dug in. They were
not rushing to attack the new Al
lied positions.
Instead, they kept up steady ha
rassment of Allied supply lines
with busy guerrillas. U. S. Eighth
Army headquarters has been reluc
tant to discuss guerrilla activity in
any specific Korean section. But
an Allied corps commander said
his raiders’ were bitting the guer
rillas wherever they were found.
Seventeen were killed Monday out
of a band of 200 near the east
coast port of Samchok.
The strong western force that
drove into Suwon, 17 miles south
of Seoul, and Kumyangjang and
Osan in the same area, routed some
300 Red Chinese Tuesday in a fire
fight yesterday.
ASED Society
Begins Tonight
Early registration for the
American Society for Engi
neering Drawing, Engineering
Drawing Division mid-winter
meeting will begin this even
ing at 6 p. m. in the Memorial
Student Center. The meetings will
continue through Saturday and will
he held in the MSC.
Thursday will be highlighted by
inspection trips through two large
plants in Houston and a dinner
meeting of the executive commit
President M. T. Harrington will
welcome the members at a lunch
eon in the MSC ballroom after a
Friday morning tour of the Engin
eering Drawing Department on the
Friday afternoon will be devoted
to talks on problems encountered
by drafting students and Friday
night will be highlighted by a
talk on “The Future of Plastics”
by Elgin B. Robertson, Texas pro-
fessiontl engineer, Dallas. Music
for the evening meeting will be
furnished by the Bryan high school
acappella choir.
Saturday will be devoted to lec
tures and movies on some of the
problems and their possible cor