The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 19, 1951, Image 2

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Battalion Editorials Page 2 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1951 FACE to FACE Proxy Calls Their Hand. 9 9 A C> ]l/f OFFICIALS took a firm stand on ii-OLifl overly * published “Stiteler Story” last week. And we were glad to see Dr. M. T. Harrington, college president, and D. W. Williams, Athletic Council chairman, tell the Houston Press to produce its implied “true facts” or politely shut up. In its Friday and Saturday editions, the Press failed to print its “facts,” but remained relatively quiet. Whether or not the Hous ton daily intends to drop the story, we don’t know and we doubt if they do, either. Coach Harry Stiteler took a mauling in Houston, came to College Station, told col lege officials the same story he told news men, and probably tried to forget the mat ter. But the Press wouldn’t let Harry or A&M or its readers forget it. With several banner headlines, they intimated that Stiteler was telling a little black lie, that A&M might fire him, and that the college was withholding information on the case. We believe each man has a certain amount of rights to his personal affairs, re gardless of his position—U. S. president, movie star, or A&M grid coach. When his personal affairs are snatched up by a news paper, however, spread over the front page, and generally publicized, they become harm ful to both him and to his employer—in this case, the A&M College of Texas. Editor George Carmack of the Press told us Friday that his paper had no quarrel with Dr. Harrington or with A&M. Perhaps we should have asked if the Press had it “in for” Stiteler or if someone in Houston did. That, to us, seems the only logical ex planation for the Press’ continuous cam paign smearing the coach. The stories printed in the Press have become damaging to the school, we believe, in spite of Carmack’s telling us that “he didn’t see how they were hurting us.” “If you’ve got facts, let’s have ’em,” Pres ident Harrington demanded of the Press. We wholeheartedly agree with the pres ident, and extend to him a editorial hand shake for taking such a firm stand. There are many ways in ivhich people try to have their cake and eat it, too. Our Divorce Laws, A National Disgrace DOLE OF THUMB for the 1951 newspaper 'editor-any time you have some extra y ou Cheat Yourself space and need a funny filler, just run the details of any new California divorce case. People always get a kick out of the old fa vorite California game: “I-have-a-sillier- reason-for-a-divorce-than-you-do! ” Look what was in the paper last Thurs day—R. J. Bemrose testified that his house went to the dogs. He explained that his wife closed her pet shop and brought fifteen Shi- huahuas home to live. He said that consti tuted cruelty. He got the divorce. Ain’t that a scream! No Refrigeration Causes Loss (Continued from Page 1) ways. One wife complained that her One girl said “I’ll feel inclined kitchen screen was unlocked and to murder the next person who tells ing and before dark?” Mrs. Swen- gj^ enc j e( i U p w jth a dozen eggs me it’s romantic to eat by candle- ey, from Pennsylvania, said they anc j two quarts of milk scrambled light. And believe me, it’s no fuj had power-failures up north, but they “never lasted this long.” She said it would take her at least a month to catch up on her work. Everywhere milk and eggs and bacon and baby bottles sat in the kitchen windows or in the hall- on the ice outside. Another said she bought her weeks’ supply of meats on Wednesday, threw every thing away on Friday. Four Boys—No Washing Mrs. F. W. (Louise) Welch who has four sons, Ray Wayne, 10; Jim my, 7; Ronnie, 5; and Robbie, 3 week-end company when we called Saturday, had figured out a uni que way to preserve her food. Her husband had nailed a big box outside the kitchen window and the sub-freezing weather had done the rest, Mrs. Welch’s big headache was not being able to wash. Mrs. Earle (Merle) Horn having washing troubles, too “See those,” she said pointing to a line in the house. I washed them to cook by candlelight. One student had a unique gripe. He had been in bed with a cold for two days, claimed the cold had set tled in his eyes because he tried to study by flashlight. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wahrmund be lieve they are the only students in College View with a striped bur- oom. They House, Senate . a —* Debate Status Of 18-year Olds Students Neglect MSC ‘Education’ By DAVE COSLETT Washington, Feb. 19 — (AP)—A stiff fight in both Senate and House appeared certain today against lower- Hondayand they froze.' I took the ing the draft age to cover all hammer and beat the ice off. Then 18-year-olds and extending the they were nearly dry and it start- length of military service for mil- ed raining. Now, five days later, lions of men. But leaders say they expect eventual approval. A permanent long-term compul sory military training and service bill was approved last week by the Senate Armed Services Committee 13 to 0. they’re still wet!” Classes—As Usual Most students said their profes sors kept right on giving quizzes and assigning written work. Some went to the library to study and a had just moved into their apart ment and were painting when tfcfc lights went out. BUI finished the job by candlelight. Baby Must Eat Probably hardest hit were par- ents with new babies, for tiny tots are no respecters of modern ' waS inventions. Mrs. Charles (Frances) McMul len said she had to get up with three-weeks old Suzanne several times every night and feed the baby by candlelight. She also pointed to a stack of dirty diapers. One night that the electricity was off she typed and her husband studied by candlelight. Mrs. Ray (Lena) Smart was con cerned over her candle shortage on Saturday. She has a six-weeks old son who also demands night atten- few went to the MSC. One student bon. It contained some modifica tions of the broad powers origin ally asked by Secretary of De fense Marshall and top Pentagon leaders. Chairman Vinson (D-Ga) of the House Armed Services Committee has been holding closed-door ses- said he would have gone to school to study, but his wife was afraid to stay by herself in the dark. Those who could find them studied by kerosene light or lan tern, but by Friday most of the stores were out of these items. Most of them were out of candles, too. Mr. and Mrs. 0. B. Fulton found study problems the worst. On Fri- Mrs. Larry (Rose) Goats apolo- ■ gized for her house. She is the* mother of five months old twins and said that she cares for them in the daytime and does her house work at night. “With the electricity off, no housework got done,” she said. No Candle Power College Station and stores reported a run on B r yyi n candies, Ever see more stupid animals than sheep or chickens? ^ ^iSte S Tiffi C cJtT'^ettlg Take, for example, eating habits of the two creatures. Throw House members to go along with grain or scraps to chickens and watch them run all over the Senate modifications. and admit vrmr innprnpntinn and themselves trying to get at it. Senator Morse (R-Ore) said he , , , „ . Or spread feed for a flock of sheep. They’ll crowd ® real fight on the They had borrowed the lamp from the caiMIr stocks W(WC (lepletod i r - j, ,, / i Senate floor for many changes in one of his instructors. noon Ihursdav. At Black s s around you and follow you as you empty your sacks or the committec approved bill ‘ ‘ Uc~ friiplr Tn fEa nmnoac fVintr fy’avrmln half and oqpE , . . We are just rubber stamping day night he sat up until 12 o’clock flashlights, batteries, lamps and working on a theme by lamplight, lanterns. At Madelcy’s Pharmacy stupidity. Yes, stupidity. How else can you ae- truck. In the process they trample half of the feed and each scribe a nation that laughs at such national other, too. hypocrisy? For the past 25 years we’ve And then notice the occasional sheep or chicken who stands on j j r - „ , , „ the outskirts to watch, then nonchalantly moves over to devour some been laughing and doing nothing about a of the by-past grain or feed. These few-thoughful ones ai’e usually the Wedding scene, as described by the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Independent: “An arbor of noses, lilies of the val ley and fern was centered by a silver bell and placed over two bell shaped cake.” problem that daily brings untold mental grief to hundreds of people. We like to say that the United States is a Christian nation. Yeah, Christian. Is it Christian to attempt to force our people to live under laws handed down from the dark ages and implemented by Victorian hypoc risy? In New York state, the only permissable reason for divorce is proven adultery. Its biggest contribution—a new business for women. They pose with men, in the proper healthy ones—but their number is always small. Have you ever seen human beings follow a similar behavior pat tern? Doubtless you have. You can find examples all around you. As a specific example, though, look at our own Memorial Student Center. Check the people whom it bene fits and then decide who gets the most benefits. Here, too, the best goes to the thoughtful ones who hold back from the greedy rush. By that I mean that the magnificent two-million stracture offers more to each of us than we can see while rushing blindly for a “free- hand-out.” what the Pentagon sent up here,” Morse said. He referred to minimum enlist ment periods in the bill of three years in the Army and four years in the Air Force, Marines and Navy. Mr. and Mrs. John Gary were about to leave for Houston when the lights came on Saturday so that he could get some work done. John is an architecture student and said: “You just don’t do drafting by candlelight.” Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Lester said they hadn’t suffered too much ex- How many complaints have you heard that the MSC shows favorit ism to certain groups? The com- plainers would be rudely awakened if they cared to check and find out considerations. setting, so a photographer can snap a shut- how “certain groups” rated special ter to provide the necessary “proof.” Our divorce laws are an indictment, a disgrace, and a condemnation of the church, the American people, and their federal leg islators. given special consideration. That leads usi to an appalling realizatiion — the realization of just how few people actually know what the MSC has to offer. Almost every student can quote the external benefits, can point to j . . jj older was placed for additional candles as soon as the electric power failed. The original supply, and all the extras were sold, and a spokesman there said: “We could have sold many, many more.” The MSC gift shop, which or dinarily does not stock candles, had a supply which were intended for Morse contended this takes ad-V C ept that they got tallow on all This^nJI their furniture from burning cand- JaTdepleted too P les. They were one of the few cou- T ‘ ’ ' . , , pies who said they had parties. In B p a ' 1 ’ s f; !ral sto, ' e . s re P ort ^ They played cards two nights by * heir stocks ? f kerosene lamps and candlelight, and went out to the show the other night of the black out. Jimmy said his, schoolwork didn’t suffer because his classes weren’t held. “I had classes in the shacks and these were without lights and heat,” he said. vantage of boys enlisting “to avoid their furniture from burning cand- being drafted as land soldiers.” “We should put a 30-month lim it on all these enlistments,” Morse continued. “And each service should have a ceiling upon enlistments and be required to take a certain number of draftees.” Morse said he also expected con siderable Senate support for these proposed amendments: These groups have* earned what such things as the Craft Shop or they received by bothering to find out what the Center has to offer and how to get the most from it. They didn’t rush up to beat down the doors and asked that they be The World in Words ‘Same Old Communists Propaganda' BASED ON AP REPORTS W7HAT PEOPLE, are saying: ** Joe Stalin, Russian kingpin who is up for “re-election”—A third world war is not inevitable at this time.” Sen. Hickenlooper (R-Iowa), on Stalin’s assertion that Russia is demobilized—“Just the same old Communist malarkey and propa ganda.” Premier Marshal Tito of Yugo slavia, speaking to his elite guard troops—'“We will not seek arms from the West until an attack is made (by Russia).” Herbert Hoover, former U. S. president, in refusing to appear be fore a joint hearing of Senate committees on the “troops-to-Eu- rope” debate—” before I can be of help to the committees, some further action by them is neces sary.” Harold Stassen, president of the University of Pennsylvania, in backing Eisenhower’s proposed Eu ropean policy—“a timid retreat ing attitude toward Western Eu- ica of the ruthless Communist Kremlin.” • Tommy Manville, eight - time bridegroom in his 57 years, speak ing of his most recent separation— “I am exhausted. I am tired. Five years has been a long time.” He and British-born Georgina Camp bell Manville, 32, have been mar ried five years. Larry Atkins, 18-year-old fresh man college student, upon being sentenced to four and one-half rope would abdicate world leader- years in prison for violating the Se- ship.” The world must have leader- lective Service Act-“If all the peo- ship, he said, “either from Amer- pie who oppose war, who hate war, The Battalion Lawrence Sullivan Ross, Founder of Aggie Traditions "Soldier, Statesman, Knightly Gentleman” would refuse to fight, then there would be no war.” Sam Rayburn, now claimant to the title of House Speaker longer than any other man in history, to the American Retail Federation concerning costs of defense—“It’s going to cost some people a lot of money, but I believe they are will ing to pay.” Jimmy Demaret, ace golfer who, with others, is in hot water with the PGA for playing the Mexican National Open—“I’ll sue the PGA for everything they’ve got” if he and other U. S. players are sus pended “It’s a pity this PGA squabble is imperiling the friend ly relations between Mexican and U. S. golfers.” the Starlite Terrace. But what about this “social-educational” bus iness? We would have a superficial structure, indeed, if it did not offer more than a place for relaxation. • That’s what a student-wife was pointing to when she complained to me the other day that the MSC was the biggest waste of money she had ever seen. She sneered at the beautifully upholstered furni ture and asked, “What good is something like that when the extra money could have gone for better classroom facilities?” My answer was that the beau tiful furniture and the rest of the luxurious building potentially of fered more than any class-room on this campus. But you might ask, “More what? More relaxation and amusement ? ” No. The building potentially offers more education—and a more val uable kind of education than can be found in any class-room. You’ll notice I say “potentially.” The true value of the MSC is a hard concept to explain. It embod ies such intangibles as a “spirit” and an “education for living.” These deeper and truer values are of the kind that can’t be doled out to every student. These intangibles are the bene fits for which each student must work. The more students that rec ognize and seek them, the more of The Battalion, official newspaper of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, is published five times a week during the regular school year. During the summer terms, The Battalion is published four times a week, and during examination and vacation periods, twice a week. Days of publication are Monday through Friday for the regular school year, Tuesday through Friday during the summer terms, and Tuesday and Thursday during vacation and examination periods. Subscription rates $6.00 per year or $.50 per month. Advertising rates furnished on request. News contributions may be made by telephone (4-5444) or at the editorial office, Room 201, Goodwin Hall. Classified ads may be placed by telephone (4-5324) or at the Student Activities Office, Room 209, Goodwin Hall. The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republication of all news dispatches cred ited to it or not otherwise credited in the paper and local news of spontaneous origin published herein. Rights of republication of all other matter herein are also reserved. President Harry Truman, upon seeing the Amy’s finest weapons at work at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland—“We are put- ^ ^ „ ting forth all these efforts for that • w iu become available, peace and not with any idea of de stroying any other nation or any other government.” Sen. John W. Bricker, (R-Ohio), 1944 vice-presidential nominee who is a frequent administration critic, in Albuquerque, N. M.—“Instead Entered as second-class matter at Post Office at College Station, Texas, under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1870. Member of The Associated Press Eepresented nationally by National Ad vertising Service Inc., at New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. CLAYTON L. SELPH, DAVE COSLETT Co-Editors John Whitmore, Dean Reed Managing Editors Andy Anderson, Bob Hughson Campus Editors Ralph Gorman Sports Editor Fred Walker Associate Sports Editor Joel Austin City Editor John Whitmore .. (Today's Issue Managing Editor Bob Hughson Campus News Editor Ralph Gorman Sports News Editor Allen Pengelly .... City News Editor T. M.’Fontaine, Carter Phillips Editorialists Allen Pengelly Assistant City Editor Leon McClellan, Norman Blahuta, Jack Fontaine, Ed Holder. Bryan Spencer, John Tapley, Bob Venable, Bill Streich, George Charlton, Bob Selleck, Dale Walston, Bee Landrum, Frank Davis, Phil Snyder, Art Giese, Christy Orth, James Fuller, Leo Wallace, W. H. Dickens, Fig Newton. Jce Price, Pat Hermann, Ed Holder, Wesley MAsea ."News aid Feature Staff Dick Kelly.. Qlub Publicity Co-ordiaator of subsidizing and promoting soc ialism and planned economics, the State Department should be teach ing the virtues of capitalism and free enterprise.” Dean Acheson, Secretary of State, while appearing before a Senate committee investigating “troops for Europe”—“It might mean suicide for all of us” if the U. S. held back troop support un til after an attack on Europe.” • Mrs. Dorothy Stevens, believed to be the first person to survive a body temperature of 64 degrees and who caused quite a - stir in medical circles last week—“I want to go to some nice, small town—• where it’s warm.” Vivian Carter, 29-year-old pretty blonde manicurist whose sight has just been restored by a delicate operation—‘‘I’m so terribly grate ful. Everything is so new, so intri guing.” She has been virtually A specific example of one of these intangibles is to be found in such a little-known thing as the MSC House Committee. Few stu dents know what the organization is. Apparently, few care what it is. Briefly, the House Committee is a group which serves as a plan ning committee for receptions, par ties, and other social functions. If the local tennis team, for in stance, should want to hold a re ception in the MSO for a visiting team, they need only contact the House Committee. The members of (See EDUCATIONAL, Page 4) The reduction of the present minimum induction age of 19 by only six months to youths IS'/a years old, instead of 18 allowed in the Senate bill., , (V .,, Retention of the present 21 months of required service by draftees instead of the 24-month minimum allowed by the Senate bill. The Pentagon had asked a minimum of 27 months. A limit of 18 months upon re quired service of World War IJ veterans who have been or will be called back to active duty as National Guardsmen or Reser vists. Morse lost his battle within the Senate Armed Services Committee on each of these and several other points by a wide margin. He then voted to send the bill on to the Senate. “I expect more support there,” he said. “But if I have to vote for this lousy bill—if it’s the best I can get—I’ll vote for it. We have to have some kind of a manpower program.” Reports from the House Commit tee indicate there are members un willing to go as far as the Senate bill on opening inductions of 18- year-olds. TODAY & TUESDAY FIRST RUN —Features Start— 1:48 - 3:51 - 5:54 - 7:57 - 10:00 NEWS — CARTOON Bryan NOW SHOWING James: Virqima &ms 0AGNEY>|j||jAYO<QAY Gordon The West Point Story NOW SHOWING Life-and-Love Stories of the West’s Most Desperate Outlaws! WENDELL COREY MACDONALD CAREY WARD BOND ELLEN DREW BRUCE BENNETT Ril l WILLIAMS-ANNE REVERE lanterns depleted. None of the college authorities Were available Monday morning for comment on the power failure, LAST TIMES TODAY “The Great Jewel Robber” and “50 Years Before Your Eyes” f TUES. & WEI). DAVID WAYNE JANE WYATT | Op. S MITZI GAYNOR fU^! Directed b» JteSSSsd&S HENRY KOSTtt • F.ate.d t, SOL C. SILGLl — Plus — Second Feature LI’L ABNER Arms and the Man EF ONLV VO' RECUZEE? IT, U'L ABNER—AH GOT EV'RVTHING A BOV LIKES ABOUT GALS.'T PO'INSTANCE,VO'LIKES MUSCUES SO, LOOK//”-HA/N'T THET TH' FINEST MUSCLE O'TH' SEX YO" EVAH SEEN ? 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