The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 16, 1951, Image 1

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Circulated to More Than 90% of College Station’s Residents Number 94: Volume 51 The Battalion PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF A GREATER A&M COLLEGE COLLEGE STATION (Aggieland), TEXAS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16,1951 For A Cure For Communism, See Editorial Page 2 Price Five Cents Freak Weather i<l imbhei Mixing a winter wonderland and grotesquely twisted trees Jack Frost wreaked havoc on the campus during the Thursday night freeze. The tree on the right split under the weight of the ice. Reds A ttempt Fla nking Move Against UN Troops At Wongu Tokyo, Feb. 16 — (#*> — Chinese Reds put the squeeze on the East ern flank of the allied central Ko rean front today. They struggled over some of the highest ridges on the backbone of the peninsula to apply reinforc ed pressure to Chechen, 14 miles southeast of the major road hub st' Wonju. A South Korean regiment was ready for them at one point. There the Chinese met stern resistance 10 miles north of Chechon. First reports indicated more than 2,000 f Chinese were being held off. # The flanking development came after a chips-down battle at Chip- yong, 20 air miles northwest of e. Wonju. Allied reinforcements bol stered the finger-in-the-dike force ** of Fiench and Americans at Chip- yong that badly crippled three Chi nese divisions in checking the main Red push on the central front ear lier this week. To the east of Chipyong, an American-Dutch force stood off massing Red forces above Wonju. Some of those Communists were believed to have taken to the high ridges in the southeast to threaten Chechon. The Reds had no artil lery support in their new threat. Chinese Build-Up But a menacing build-up of Chi- }ese and Korean Red forces was Reported in the hills and valleys Ice, Winds . Cross Wires; A ll Black * Winds coupled with freezing rain caused electric wires at the North (late to burn out leaving part of the business establishments with out lights through yesterday. City authorities guessed the damage was caused by two wires rubbing together and shorting each other out. Five poles at College View and nine secondary spans at the rail road were down, according to J. K. Walker of the B&CU Depart ment. However, he continued, Col lege Station was not as hard hit as Bryan. Several days will be required to make an accurate esti mate of the loss, he said. Between four and five hundred phone line breaks in the Bryan- College Station area were report ed. Extra crews have been called, . said E. II. Utzman, Division Man ager of the Southwestern States Telephone Co., in an attempt to get the lines back into operation as soon as possible. The Caldwell exchange was com pletely isolated, he added, but he » expected to have some form of com munication established by night. He hopes to have all lines clear "by.Saturday night. I Seven minor accidents occurred Wednesday in Bryan, only four of which were serious enough to have an accident report made. No casualties had been reported yesterday by either’ the Campus Se curity or 1 the College Hospital. above the central front—the area beyond Chipyong and Wonju. AP correspondent John Randolph reported Eighth Army intelligence estimated the Red strength at five army corps. A Chinese army corps consists of three divisions, of from 6,000 to 10,000 men in each division. Hence, up to 150,000 troops could be mass ing for a new onslaught on the central front. Southeast of Chipyong, where some 2,000 Reds had forged the last link of a i*ing around the hill- ringed town, British, Scottish and Australian troops 2'an into a hog fight and failed to reach Chip yong. However, tank - led American troops got there Thursday night. They were greeted by cheering French and American doughboys who had put up one of the gamest battles of the war to whip supe rior odds. Littered between Chipyong and Wonju were more than 20,000 ene my casualties inflicted in four days by the central front defenders and the more than 1,000 sorties of al- Horsley Addresses Accounting Society “Personality, appearance, and ability to use good English count more than grade points when ap plying for a job,” said W. R. Horsley, director of the Placement Office, at the Tuesday night meet ing of the Accounting Society. Hoi'sley cautioned the accounting students to maintain a sense of humor throughout their careers and not to grow sour or downcast when things looked tough. He said every newly hired col lege graduate always comes to the point where he thinks he isn’t get ting enough pay for the job he is performing. The solution to this situation, Horsley said, is to con tinue working hard and keep your gripes to yourself. He summed up his speech by saying the first impression counts the most and that when a student is being interviewed for a job, he should be dressed to fit the oc casion and conduct himself in a cori'ect manner. lied planes against them Thursday. Sporadic fighting was reported on the central front Friday. Cor respondent Randolph said during the night allied troops heard the Chinese digging in. Intelligence reports indicated the battered Reds w’ere regrouping. Allied troops in the west still held Port Inchon, Yongdungpo and Kimpo airport in the Seoul area. The ravaged South Korean capital itself was under artillery fire fr<)m U. N. guns south of the winding Han River. An unusual touch was added by the Chinese between Seoul and Chipyong. An estimated 1,000 Reds charged down a hill west of Chip yong, 300 of them carrying torches. The self-lighted targets were mowed down before they could reach allied lines. ri t.~ 4m rr i 9 Press Keeps 1 rue racts to Themselves Sweetheart Ball Sophs Ri Tomorrow, the Class of 1953 will reign over the campus and the MSC when the annual Sophomore Sweetheai't Ball begins at 8:30 p. m. Providing music for the evening will be the Aggieland Orchest?'a under the direction of Bill Turner, with vocals by Tommy Butler. Dui-- the intermissions, a combo, com posed of Roddy Peeples, Jimmy El lers, and Albei't (Dutch) Cusick will give out with some old fash ioned dixieland, hillbilly, jazz, and be-bop. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Class Sweetheart. From the list judging Team Rates Third The A&M Junior livestock judging team rated third in a field of 16 college teams at the recent Fort Worth live stock show. Iowa State College was first in all classes of livestock judging, w r hile Oklahoma A&M was second. The Texas A&M team tied with Iowa State College for high hon ors in quarter horse judging, was second to it m sheep judging, and second to Oklahoma in swine judg ing. Five competing team meinbers from A&M were Kelly Anderson, Gale Brundrett, Tom Harris, Jack ie Longbotham, and Max Word. Gale Broundrett, of Refugio, was edged out of top money in the quarter horse judging and took second honors in sheep and swine judging. Tom Harris of San Angelo was third in quarter horse judging. Kelly Anderson of Pampa ranked seventh in all classes among the eighty boys competing. Tom Harris ranked eighth in the entire con test while Jackie Longbotham of Snyder rated eleventh. Dr. Elliott Concludes Ninth Annual RE Week By CURTIS EDWARDS With a sermon entitled “Why Not Try God?” Dr. William M. Elliott ended the ninth annual Re ligious Emphasis Week services. The Dallas pastor concluded this year’s series of five talks in Guion Hall. This morning’s service was un der the direction of D. C. Edwards, corps chaplain. The Singing Cadets, under the direction of Bill Turner, sang their famous arrangement of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” This was followed by a prayer by Ken Wiggins, President of the Wesleyan Foundation. “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall di rect thy paths,” Proverbs 3:5, 6, was the basis of Dr. Elliott’s ser mon. “The titanic sin of this age is the deification of man” he said. He pointed that man is not tnist- ing in God, but is trusting in him self—in his own wisdom, strength, ingenuity and cleverness. Perishables Meet Scheduled Feb. 20 The Loss Prevention in Perish ables Conference will be held in the Memorial Student Center be ginning from 8 a. m. Tuesday to 5 p. m. Thursday, F. W. Hensel, assistant director of the Placement Office, said. Sponsored by the Horticulture Department and Department of Plant Physiology and Pathology, the confei’ence will begin with reg istration from 6 until 8:30 p. m. Monday, and from. 8 until 11 a. m. Tuesday in the lobby of the MSC. A banquet for the conference will be held at 7 p. m. Tuesday in the MSC for the estimated attend ance of 100. March 1 Deadline For Degree Filing Candidates for degrees, or pei’- sons who plan to graduate at the e2id of this semester should make formal application now ac cording to James Y. Alexandei’, as sistant registrar. Requirements for graduation be sides completing the necessary number of hours required are a general overall grade point ratio of 1.00, an average of 1.00 in the major subject and a 1.00 grade point ratio in all work taken at A&M. Candidates should file for their degree at window seven in the registrar’s office in the Admin istration Building with Mrs. G. B. Austin and fill out the necessary form. Second Installment Several examples of man’s trust in himself were named by Dr. Elliott. “Man is trusting- in him self, he said, when he is trusting ]\oW Payal)lc in the state, in science, in military might, in education, and in money power. Present Plight In explaining our present plight with our trust in the above things, Dr. Elliott quoted a poet of the first world war period—“The world is a kind of kindergarten where millions of bewildered infants are trying to spell G'od with the wrong blocks.” He then asked the question: “Why ai-e men so loathe to try God?”; and answered—“Because modern man does not want to be thought religious. He has a fear of being thought pious.” Pride was named as another rea son by Dr. Elliott, for people not trusting in God, as was the objec tion raised by some people to “change.” Answer to Marital Problems In presenting God as the answer to our marital problems, he said “We need God in our home. The reason why wed-lock so often be comes dead-lock is because it ineans the bringing together of two self-centered people, each re volving on a different axis.” “God is the only solution, he con tinued. As man and woman move toward God they invariably move toward one another.” People also need to try God as “individuals” he emphasized. “We have tried alcohol, sexual promis cuity, pleasure, money making- and money spending. Why not try God?” He gave God as the answer to unhappiness, to helplessness before some injurious habit to insecurity and fear, and to a life that ap-r pears to be a muddle and a riddle. “A full surrender to him, a gen uine committment to his will and way, will surely bring peace and contentment, and the fullest devel opment of your real self.” of four young ladies selected as finalists, one will emerge to re ceive the crown and the usual kiss from the class president, O. C. (Putter) Jarvis. The four finalists are Miss Lynne Lovinggood from Dallas; Miss Barbara Ann Barnes from Houston; Miss Pat Holcombe from Odessa; and Miss Bonnie Jean Towler from Galena Park. Their escorts, in the same order, are Bill Scott, of E FA; Warner A. “Tinky” Dunn of E Inf.; Jon Parker of Inf,; and Henry Prochas- ka of C AF. No corsages will be given for the dance. Instead, the money will be donated to the March of Dimes. A lai'ge container will be placed in a convenient place at the dance for all contributions. “I urge everyone to think ser iously, of the necessity of the money and of the good it will do to help children, before giving their contributions,” says Jai-vis. “Music” is the theme of the dance and Gene Steed, chairman of the decorations committee, promises some interesting sights for the dancers. “The introduc tion of the original, authentic, Thing is only one of the many surprises to be unveiled at the Ball,” says Gene. James Upmore, class parliamen tarian, is heading the refreshment committee. “Something- new in dance refreshments will also be introduced at the dance,” promises Upmore. Representatives in the dorms are Bill Willman, dorm one; Red Ash, dorm two; Jimmy Ledlow, dorm three; Bill Highsmith, dorm four; Don Buchner, dorm five; Guy Shown, dorm six; Wally Schlather, dorm seven; Willie East, dorm eight; James McGee, dorm nine; Bill Thornton, dorm 10; Jerry Staf- fel, dorm 11; and Don, Donaldson, dorm 12. Pat Allesandra, of Pur- year, has invitations for these stu dents who do not live in the corps area. Other committees which are helping to produce the ’53 dance are the guest committee, headed by Pat LeBlanc; the sweetheart selec tion committee, headed by Joe Blanchette; program committe headed by Jarvis; the band com mittee, headed by Staffel; the pub licity committee, headed by Allen Pengelly. Fails to Reply to Made by College Demands Officials By DEAN REED “Put up or shut up”—that’s what Pres ident M. T. Harrington and Athletic Council Chairman D. W. Williams told the Houston Press and its staff writer, Jack Donahue, yesterday. The college officials demanded that the Press release the true “facts” which they claim to have on the “who-beat-up-Harry- Stiteler” story. The Press has frequently “headlined” the Stiteler story since the A&M head coach was beaten in Houston Dec. 15. Harrington made his demands “in the in terest of common decency.” He charged the Press with “the attempted destruction of a British Socialists Stave-off Defeat man’s reputation” and the “besmirching of a college’s name.” Vehemently denying the college was try ing to “cover up” any facts in the affair, Harrington said the Press had made few statements of fact in its stories with “many implications, damaging both to Mr. Stiteler and to the college.” Editors of the Houston Press had little comment on the matter yesterday evening. George Carmack, editor, said “We stand on everything we have written. We have no other comment to make.” Vance Trimble, Press managing editor, backed up his boss with the “no comment” ♦ phrase. Trimble added yesterday that he hadn’t seen a copy of the college’s statement and that A&M had made no request of the Press. Staff writer Donahue, who is as sistant city editor of the Houston evening daily, said “he knew who hit Stiteler and had known foi- sev eral days,” Athletic Council Chair- * London, Feb. 16—<2P)—By a sui--, against the government. This time prising 21-vote majority, the Brit- I they said displays of party differ- ish Labor government last night I ences inci-eased the danger of war-. Second installment totaling $49.30 for Corps students are now due says C. A. Roeber, auditor. They should be paid before Feb. 20, in the Fiscal office in the Ad ministration Building. defeated the eighth Conservative attempt in a year to drive it from office. The parliamentary test came in an attack on the $13,160,000,000 three-year rearmament plan. In the 308 to 287 vote, labor kept its ranks solid despite an earlier threat by left wing Socialists to bolt on the arms issue. Six Lib erals also voted with the govern ment majority. The vote was on a motion of censure introduced by Conservative leader Winston Churchill, who scathingly described Labor’s rear mament effoi'ts as inept and in competent. On the last four censure motions brought by the Conservative oppo sition, the Liberal bloc voted MSC Reschedules Fish Reservations Freshmen who made reservations for rooms in the Memorial Student Center for the Freshman Ball sche duled for Feb. 4 and cancelled be cause of bad weather, may be dis appointed to find out they don’t have reservations for the Ball re scheduled for Feb. 24. Because of previous commit ments for rooms, soine of the re servations could not be moved up to accommodate the demand. Part of these were transferred to the Aggieland Inn, according to word received from the MSC this morn ing. In fairnfess to men who made reservations early, they were the first choice for the advancement of reservations. The left-wing Laborites, who had urged a go-slow policy on rear mament for fear of enraging the Russians and increasing world ten sions, decided to stick with the party rather than force a general election that might put the Con servatives into power. Pasage of the opposition motion would have forced Prime Minister Attlee’s government to resi'gn, La bor has hung to office by a narrow majority since it was continued in power a yea]' ago. The 21-vote majority was the second largest the Socialists have obtained on a censure challenge in the present House of Commons. It surprised members on both sides of the House, bringing a great shout of “oh” mingled with Labor cheers. Acid Debate In the acid debate that preceded the vote, wartime leader Churchill attacked the Attlee regime for fail ure to produce atomic bombs in the post-war years. In the last five yeai’s, he charged, Bi'itain,ac tually has been “outstripped by the Soviets” in the field of atomic ener gy- Attlee countered that Churchill was “not producing any evidence that, given the resources over here, we could have done more than we have done.” Chancellor of the Exchequer Hugh G'aitskell, outlining the heavy cost of the rearmament pro gram, warned Britons they will have to get along with “less cloth ing, fabrics, radios, domestic equip ment, pottery and glass.” He hint ed that income taxes will rise. The basic income tax in Britain already is 45 per cent. ‘No Reply’ - Press Today’s editions of the Houston Press pi'inted only the Unit e d Press’ version of A&M’s demands that the Press and its staff writer, Jack Donahue, tell the “true facts” —if they know them—of the Harry Stiteler beating in Houston Dec. 15. Press Editor George Carmack told The Battalion by telephone at 11 this morning that “we will have no reply today concerning the de mands made by President Harring ton.” “I am not implying that we in tend to reply later,” he said. Carmack said Donahue was out of town on an assignment which did not concern the A&M story. When asked if he still claimed the Press knew who the Stiteler attacker was, he replied: “We have not maintained that we do know.” “We have no quarrel, with A&M College or with. President Har rington concerning the story. I fail to see where the Press has hui’t A&M College in its coverage of the stoiy.” “I served in the Army during the last war with too many A&M men. We would not disci’edit the college in any way.” Looking down from the Academic Building to wards the West Gate is seen the large extent of the damage to trees during the freeze. Note (he split trunk on the tree to the left of Sully’s statue. man Williams said in the joint I statement with Pi-esident Harring ton. “If Mi’. Donahue knows who at tacked. Stiteler, it is time for him to name the person and back up his accusations with facts,” Wil liams said. Stiteler was beaten, he said, by someone he “didn’t know” as he was walking in f]’ont of the Sham rock Hotel Dec. 15. He was to attend a banquet in honor of him and the 1950 football team. The head coach has inade the same statements several times since then to papers in Houston and other Texas newspapers. Made No Statement R a n g e r John J. Klevenhagen, who was quoted by the Press Feb. 5 as saying “Stiteler was beaten . . near Municipal Airpoi't . . . and nowhere near the Shamrock” has not made such a statement to A&M officials, Harrington said. Yestei'day Ranger Captain H. V. Puiwis, head of the Houston of fice of the Department of Public Safety, told the Associated Press he had no knowledge of Kleven hagen making such a statement. (See COLLEGE DEMANDS, Pg 6) Business Students Attend Sales Meet Thi’ee business majors, Don Joseph, David Robei’tson, and G'len Cummings, attended a meet ing of The Houston Sales Exe cutive Club Feb. 13, honoring; Houston salesmen. Addressing an audience of 1,700, H. B. (Doc) Sharer, Training di- rector for Goodrich Rubber Co., spoke on, “What Makes a Star Salesman a Star.” Joseph was highly commended for a speech made at the meeting,” said Ernest R. Bulow, assistiint professor of Business Administra tion, who sponsored the trip. Horace Perry, president of tha club, and of The Besher Steel Co. in Houston, expressed interest by the club members in the installa tion of a sales clinic at A&M this Spring.