The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, January 18, 1951, Image 1

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Circulated to More Than 90% of College Station’s Residents Number 79: Volume 51 The Battalion PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF A GREATER A&M COLLEGE COLLEGE STATION (Aggieland), TEXAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1951 College Station Child Helped by March of Himes See Page 6 Price Five Cents Daughter and Company Stars of last nighCs performance of “The Daugh ter of the Regiment” seen by an appreciative crowd in Guion Hall are, left to right, Juanita Teal, the Marchioness of Rerkenfeld; Edgar Stone, Sgt. Sulpizio; Nancy Wright, Maria, the “daughter”; David Taylor, Tonio, Maria’s lover and Helen Marshall, the Duchess. Photo by Sam Molinary Aggie Ex Given Publicity In January 6 Texas Parade ? M. S. Church, ’05, leads off the list of picturesque Texans in the January issue of “Texas Parade.” A story, “Texans in Action,” by William H. Gardner, lists the var ious pursuits of this GO-year-old Dallas attorney. The magazine names Church v reeognized master” at his primary profession of law and sidelines in cluding scientific farming, pigeon raising, collecting cook-books, and cooking. His accomplishments in all these lines are particular inter- ”hi Florist’s Talk Scheduled By Dames Club The Dames Club, only national organization at A&M for student wives, will hear John Stiles, local florist, speak on “Spring Floral Arrangements For the Home,” at a meeting this evening at 7:30 in Ihe YMCA cabinet room. The speaker is owner of Stiles Floral Company. He is a 1948 grad uate of A&M. Since his freshman days in high school he has been interested in flowers and financed part of his high school and col lege education by working- as florist. He was once employed as a florist with the St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio. The speaker will be introduced Mrs. W. T. Matzen, vice-presi- nt and program chairman for he club. Previous to the program Mrs. A. J. Oakes, president, will conduct a business session. She stressed that all college wives are eligible for membership in the or ganization and are invited to at tend the Thursday meeting. Hostesses for the social hour will be Marge Chaney, Ruth Stanford, Myra Burke and Annette Carroll. Fish Meet Tonight In Assembly Hall The Freshman Class will meet tonight in the Assembly Hall at 7 p. m. Thomas Clemens, president of the class, announced today. Clemens said the class will dis cuss the Freshman Ball. The ball will be held in Sbisa on Feb. 3. The class will also discuss the choosing of the Freshman Sweet heart. Deadline of entries in the con test will be Jan. 20. Six finalists will be chosen. From these the Sweetheart will be chosen the night of the Ball. Food Group to Meet The Foods Group of the A&M Christian Church will meet in the Women’s Social Club at 7 p.m. Fri day. The occasion will be Party Night and husbands and other guests have been invited. esting in light of the fact that as a student at A&M, Church became the first corps command er. The position at that time was worth a cadet major rating. In the line of scientific farming, Church manages four family-owned farms, according to the magazine. His tennants mix livestock rais ing and row-crop growing to reap a hax-vest for themselves and their landlord. Regarding his farming Church is quoted as saying, “I have come to the theory that landlords need educating as well as the tenant farmer. First class farming- famil ies will not put up with the kind of dwellings offered them in the past. I believe that for a land lord to have a first class tenant, he must have a first class house, with conveniences.” The tenant on the Church farm at Richland has $15,000 worth of equipment. The former cadet commander reads every bulletin published by the Agricultural Experiment Sta tion since, as he says, “If you ai-e going to farm, it takes as much study on the problems in volved as a lawyer must spend on a case.” Cone e'r n i n g Church’s other avocations, “Texas Parade” cites the four grand champions he won with his favorite Giant Runt breed of pigeons. Church is president of the Texas Pigeon Association and past president of both the Ameri can Carneaux Association and the National Pigeon Association. His cook-book collecting began when he asked a Negro, cook for his recipe for Brunswick stew. He now has 750 cook books in his li brary, preserved in a permanent binding. He has willed his com plete collection to the TSCW Home Economics Department. - The cooking, of course, began as a means of testing the results from the recipes. Readers interest ed in testing his ability in this line might wrangle a personal in vitation or take a try at his re cipe for “Spaghetti Delight” con tained in the magazine. “Texas Parade,” incidentally, is published by Ike Ashburn, former commandant at A&M. Church’s most recent visit to the campus was as main speaker for the Muster Ceremonies two years ago. Geography Course Replaces Science A new geography course which will satisfy the science require ment in the School of Arts and Science, has been set up and will be taught this semester, Dr. George Schlesselman, head of the depart ment, announced this morning. The new course will have three hours of theory and three hours of laboratory with four hours cre dit. The course will include orienta tion in the field of geography; basic facts and geopraphical tools; latitude and longitude; map con- struction and map reading; ele ments of the weather and climate; and earths processes distinguished from the classes of earth features. “The point of view maintained throughout the course is that the physical earth is the home of man and that consequently the resour ces potentialities of the elements ire of the paramount importance”. Dr. Schlesselman said. Film Receipts To Benefit Polio A chance to see one of the “classic” war films of all times and at the same time help out the March of Dimes will be of fered students and faculty mem bers tonight at 7:30 in the YM CA Chapel. The film, “All Quiet on the Western Front,” is the story of German soldiers in World War I. Profits from the showing will be donated to the local March of Dimes chapter to be used for treatment, medical services, and X-rays of polio cases. Admission will be 25 cents per person, although those who wish to give more may. i Daughter' > Troupe Charms Guion Hall Operetta Audience By B. F. Roland North Texas State College’s version of “The Daughter of the Regiment,’’ proved to be a well-accepted and thor oughly appreciated off-spring indeed to diversion seekers in a nearly filled Guion Hall last night. For many, seeing an operetta for the first time, the presentation was a pleasant surprise. For those more fa miliar with the world of higher music, it was a high-stan dard production. Nancy Wright in the title role of the daughter, Maria, was as easy to look at as she was to listen to. But she had to use the natural beauty to steal star-billing from David Taylor and Edgar Stone. Taylor, in the role of Maria’s lover, Tonio, displayed both fine voice and stage-mastery. Stone, as the laugh-provoking and lovable Sergeant Sulpizio, could well have come from a professional troupe. Nor did these three complete the list of fine talent. Juanita Teal did a creditable job as the late-dis covered and finally relenting moth er of Maria, while Bill Sparks back ed her up solidly as her steward, Ortensio. Featured performers Helen Mar shall, A1 Skoog and Stewart Van- nerson helped in paying tribute to the direction of Mary McCormic and well-known opera diva Mary Garden who personally coached the production. 27-Voice Chorus Not to be neglected on bouquets are the 27-voice chorus and the 61- piece symphony orchestra under the able direction of Dr. Walter H. Hodgeson, dean of the North Texas School of Music. And just to insure not missing a chance for entertainment the troupe provided an intermission violin solo by Hans Muenzer, resi dent violinist at NTSC. Muenzer’s beautiful offering of the familiar “Gypsy Airs” by Sarasate drew a fine round of applause from the crowd. Not a detail was lacking in the Opera Workshop presentation of the well-known Gaetano Donizetti operetta. Captain’s Daughter The story revolved around Maria, daughter of a captain in the Grand Army of Napoleon. Upon his death, the captain leaves young Maria to the care of the 20th Regiment. Membex-s of the regiment adopt the child and x’aise her to beautiful young womanhood. The opex-etta begins at the stage in Maria’s life when she has found as her lover, Tonio, a young Tyro lese peasant who saved her from falling over a precepice. The 20th Regiment has just moved victo riously into Tyrol. The Countess of Berkenfeld dis covers the young girl with the Reg iment and claims her as a niece. She demands that Maria be left to her care. Tonio, meanwhile, en lists to get the approval of the Regiment for his pi'oposed mar- (See DAUGHTER, Page 3) US Turns Down Commie Terms For Settlement Washington, Jan. 17 — (AP)— The United States swiftly rejected yesterday Communist China’s proposal for a settlement of the Korean crisis on the Reds’ own terms. Sec retary of State Acheson said the proposal shows the Communists’ “contemptuous disregard of a world-wide demand for peace.” The Red Chinese, turning down a UN cease-fire plan, called in stead for seven-nation negotiations to be held in China and withdrawal of American forces from the For mosa area. Acheson issued a statement de claring the proposal is “unaccept able to the United States govern ment.” He added that it doubt less would be unacceptable to the United Nations generally. He issued another statement to night which said: “The reply of the Chinese Com munists to the U. N. cease-fire proposal is still further evidence of their contemptuous disregard of a world-wide demand for peace. Their so-called ‘counter proposal’ is nothing less than an outright i'e- jection. “Once again, the Peiping re gime has shown a total lack of in- tei'est in a peaceful settlement of the Korean question. “There can no longer be any doubt that the U. N. has explored every possibility of finding' a peaceful settlement of the Korean question. Now we must face squarely and soberly the fact that the Chinese Communists have no intention of ceasing their defiance of the U. N. “I am confident that the U. N. will do that. The strength of the U. N. will lie in the firmness and unity with which we now move ahead.” Tot Smiles Not Knowing Death Near Anniston, Ala., Jan. 18—UP)— Five-yeai'-old Doi'othy Ann Otwell lies in her bed and smiles at visit ors, unknowing that physicians say she can live only three to five moi'e weeks. Her pai'ents, Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Otwell, said today doctors told them the little blonde child has a bx-ain tumor. They quoted the phy sicians as saying the tumor is on the brain and can not be removed surgically. Dorothy Ann is a happy child, the parents said. She knows she is sick but she doesn't know death stands so neax - , they added. A few days ago, Mx-s. Otwell heax-d the child pray: “Jesus, don’t let me be too sick so that I can’t go to the birthday party.” The parents first noticed some thing was wrong a few months ago when the child began holding pic tures too close to her eyes. Then she began to stagger when she walked. Red Offensive Feared Along Western Front Tokyo, Jan. 18—UP)—A strong Red Chinese defender force fought a blazing battle with probing U.N. troops to night inside Kumyangjang, on the Korean western front. The Allied scout-raider force was one of several feeling out the strength in the vanguard of what appears to be a Communist offensive buildup all across the peninsula. An Allied commander said: “All hell might break loose pretty soon.” Associated Press Correspondent Jim Becker reported the Kumyangjang fight started at 4 p.m. Thursday (2 a.m. EST) and was still raging an hour later, with the Allied commander of a motorized patrol calling for air support. Then after 90 minutes of fight-~ * ing the Allied commander repox-ted Sophomores Need Sweetheart Pics All sophomores who plan to sub mit entries for Sophomore Sweet heart should do so immediately. Pictures may be turned in to Joe Blanchette in Doi'm 10-304. Dead line for submitting entries is Feb. 10, Allen Pengelly, social secretary, said. Two pictures of the entrant are necessai’y. One picture should mea sure appi'oximately 5x7”, formally posed, and the other must be an in formal snapshot of the girl in a bathing suit, shorts or other spoi't- ing attire. Certificate Is Needed for Vets To Register In order to do away with delay for veterans registering for the Spring term, Taylor Wilkins, veteran advisor, has announced the four categories which veterans must have a Cer tificate of Eligibility in order to register under the GI Bill of Rights. • Veterans who are in the fol lowing categoi'ies must present a Certificate of Eligibility at the time they register: • Veterans who change their place of training. • Vetei'ans who receive a degree and desire to start working toward another degree. • Veterans who desire to change courses. • Veterans who enter training for the first time. Thex-e are only 12 days left in which to secure this certificate, Wilkins said. Veterans who do not have the certificate at the time they register will be required to pay their own fees and buy their own books until they receive their letter of authorization. The advisor pointed out that this will also cause a delay in subsis tence pay. Veterans who fall in the four categoi'ies mentioned above who have not applied for their Certificate of Eligibility, ai-e urged to come by the Vetex-an Ad visor’s Office, Room 103, Goodwin Hall for instruction on the proce dure to secure it, Wilkins said. Veterans whose GI benefits have expired are entitled to matricula tion fee exemption providing they are residents of Texas. These vet erans should report to the Veteran Advisor’s Office for instructions on this. Almost Immediate Vengence Promised by Air Force Chief Tokyo, Jan. 18—-OP)—A sneak air attack on the U. S. mainland would bring American aerial x-etaliation “almost immediately,” Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Air Force Chief of Staff, deelai'ed yesterday. “Even in undeclared war there would be certain indications which, if properly utilized, should put us into a position to retaliate almost immediately,” he added. Later Vandenberg and Gen. J. Sweetheart Entries Open Junior Prom Set Feb. 10 Refinery Tours Halted by Humble Baytown, Tex., Jan. 18 — UP) — The Humble Oil and Refining Com pany has stopped public tours through its five huge plants here. Nearly 50,000 people from all over the nation and the world had attended the lecture tours through the opei'ating facilities since the good will feature was introduced at the close of World War II. The national emergency and the possibility of sabotage were given as reasons for stopping the toui's. Feb. 10 has been definitely set as the date for this year’s Junior Prom, Harold Chandler, Class of ’52 president, said this morning. Date for the annual class dance was changed to late April earlier this month, but has been switched again to the original time. Scene for the thii'd-year men’s biggest fling will be in the ballroom of the Memorial Student Center, with the ti'aditional Junior Banquet preced ing in Sbisa Hall. Tariffs have been set for both events. Tickets for the Prom will sell for $3, stag or dx'ag, while banquet ducats will requii'e $1.75 per plate. Main speaker for the banquet will be C. N. “Newt” Hielscher, light-hearted orator of the Engineering Drawing Depart ment. Hielscher was recently master of ceremonies at the midwinter sports banquet and has gained local fame as director of the Bryan Lions Club’s annual “Minstrels.” Ticket sales will be handled through tmit fii'st sergeants. Ax-- x'angements will be made soon for sales to non-coi'ps and day stu- Entries are now being accept ed for the Junior Sweetheart contest, committee chairman Bob Chapman announced this morning. To enter a girl in the contest, the junior must submit two pic tures at the Student Activities office in Goodwin Hall. One bust picture and another full-length snapshot, preferably in sports clothing, will suffice. Chapman asked that the bust picture be 5x7 or larger, if possible. Entries will be accepted through Monday, Feb. 5. A com mittee will then select six final ists, who will be presented at the Junior Prom on Feb. 10. At that time the sweetheart of the class will be chosen. dents, Chandler said. He expects business in this categoi'y to begin early next week. Committees have been set up to make ax-rangements for the Prom. Following is a list of committee chairmen: Banquet—Eric Carlson; decora tions—Dick Ingels; guests—co- chairmen Bill Dalston and Ralph Rowe; invitations—Ted Stephens; queen selection—Bob Chapman; pi'ogi'am—John Tapley; and pub licity—Jim Anderson and Jack Brandt. MSC Club Rooms Open Clubs desiring to reserve meet ing rooms in the MSC have been asked by Betty Bolandex-, assistant social director, to make x-equest to her before Jan. 31. Rooms will not be assigned to groups of less than 20 and X'eser- vatidns will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. Lawton Collins, Ax-my Chief of Staff, took off for Washington. They had visited the Far East Command and the Korean battle- fronts for thi'ee days. Vandenbei'g said it is an Air Foi'ce maxim that offense is the best defense. “The whole proof of defense against an enemy power is attri tion and desti-uction on the other end,” he added. “The American strategic Air Force is small but very efficient.” Asked whether the U. S. would not likely be hit by surprise air attack if a Communist enemy de cided upon a direct assault, Van denbei'g replied “Yes, pi'obably.” He even went on to discount the element of surprise and speak of swift avenging action. Bi'itain at her best never knock ed down more than 8 per cent of raiding German bombers during the battle for Britain, he empha sized. The Germans never were able to knock down more than 4 per cent when the tide turned the other way. The goal of the American air defense system is to achieve a 20 to 30 per cent loss x-atio against at tacking aircraft, “but this would be extraordinary,” he said. The so-called “radar fence” guarding the air approaches to the U. S. is just being built, he said. Vandenberg said be concuri'ed with General MacArthui'’s opinion that the Far East Air Forces are “a veteran professional outfit doing magnificient job in Korea.” He said it would be “most effi cient” to launch strategic attacks on Chinese factories in Manchuria and China to cut their supplies off at the source, “but you under stand we qan’t do that.” he had pulled both his units out of the town and taken one prisoner. Becker quoted the Allied com mander as saying he had encoun tered a larg-e enemy group, was facing heav5^ x-esistance before the pullout and that his position was being flanked by the Red Chinese. It was the first strong action reported by patrols prowling the far-flung Korean war lines during the day. They penetrated as deep as 26 miles. An ominous quiet pi'evailed in most sectors but there was abun dant evidence of heavy Red troop concentrations. A pre-offensive buildup of enemy troops became evident Wednesday night when U. S. Fifth Air Force B-26 bombers sighted six Red troop trains and attacked five. Pi lots claimed one was destroyed and four others damaged. Red Vehicles Highway convoys totaling moi'e than 400 Red vehicles likewise were spotted and attacked on roads leading to central and westex-n fi'onts. Red China yesterday rejected the latest U. N. cease-fire proposal. A rough outline of enemy posi tions was drawn by accounts of patrol activity. The line slants southeast from Seoul to Yongwol, 97 miles from the fire-blackened South Korean capital. Yongwol is 33 miles northeast of Chungju, x-oad junction city held by the Allies. Red deployments appear to be de signed to cut off Eighth Army foi'ces strung out from western Ko- x'ea toward the old Pusan frontier, on the southeastern tip of the pe ninsula. Patrol Activity Specifically, patrol activity re ports indicate the Communist forces ai'e stretched from a 90,000- man force south of Seoul to Su won, 17 air miles south of Seoul, and then east through Ichon and down to Yongwol, a mining town. The Allied patrols roamed at will through enemy front lines, meeting only light opposition Thui'sday ex cept at Kumyangjang. Military Dept. Announces New Transfer Policy A policy concerning trans fer and assignment of ROTC students between the Army and Air Force has been an nounced by the military de partment. In accordance with the State ment of Joint ROTC Policies, dated June 21, 1949, the PMS&T agree that students will be divided on a 60-40 basis, that is 60 per cent of the total enrolled ROTC student body will be assigned to the Army and 40 per cent to the Air Force. This ratio may be revised from time to time due to contract quota limitations. Entering Freshmen will initial ly be assigned to a unit within the service of their choice, either Army or Air Force, insofar as practicable. Dui'ing the spring of each aca demic year, Freshmen will be given a final opportunity, in accox-dance with their academic standing, to select the service of their choice, subject to the quota limitations desci'ibed above, and no subse quent transfer of students between services will be approved, except: • Where a mutual transfer can be arranged between students in the Basic Course who possess sim ilar baccalaureate backgi'ounds. • Transfer of students entering the Advanced ROTC course will be permitted . provided the 60-40 ratio is retained in that, class. Transfer students entei'ing A&M for the first time will be assigned to their choice as to service, either Army or Air Force ROTC. Language Division Offers New Course Public Speaking in Spanish-326, a new two hour course, will be of fered this spring announced Dr. J. T. Woolket, head of the foreign language department. Each student will give a three minute talk in Spanish every week and will speak on a subject of his own choice. The speech will be recorded and played back to enable the students to offer criticism. Woolket also stated that a pi'o posed couxse in beginning Russian may be offered. Levens to Address Engineering Group “Graphics in Engineering and Research,” will be the topic of a talk by A. S. Levens, of the Uni- vex-sity of California, at Berkeley, tonight in the new Biological Sci ence Building at 8. He will give pointer's to the faculty and graduate students on the presentation of reseai'ch and educational material by graphic means. Under the joint sponsorship of the Engineei'ing Drawing Depart ment and the Drawing Division of the American Society of Engin eering Education, Pi'of. Levens’ talk is part of the .Graduate Lec- ture Sei'ies. In addition to his text books he is the author of a long list of papers and axticles which have ap- peax-ed in several journals. On Parade Freshman Squadron 7 passes in Review during the review held yesterday on the field west of Law Hall. The Squadron is com manded by Homer H. “Cotton” Johnson, senior Geo-physics major from Iredell. (Photo by Bill Hites)