The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 21, 1951, Image 1

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h ■Hi 0 -^ e< ^ ceff Ib ‘ Circulated to More Than 90% of College Station’s Residents The Battalion Interested In City’s Welfare? See ‘From the City Desk,’ Page 2 PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF A GREATER A&M COLLEGE Number 97: Volume 51 COLLEGE STATION (Aggieland), TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1951 Price Five Cents Rep. Olin Teague Against Proposed 18-Year Old Draft One More Win Will Cinch The Defense Department has not “made a case” for its proposed 18-year-old draft plan, Rep. Olin E. Teague said today in Washing ton. Teague, from College Station, represents the Sixth Congressional District, which includes Brazos and five other counties. I “The Defense Department feels that, during this present emer gency, the quickest and easiest way to satisfy the manpower needs of the services is to draft 18-year olds,” Teague said. “I sincerely believe that before we take this step we should thor oughly screen the men in the 19 to 26 age group, who total 5,100,- 000.” “Out of this group, only 460,000 have been called into service and only 816,000 are regarded as avail able for induction. We must utilize our manpower sources better than this before reaching for the 18- year olds.” Many argue that the 18-year-old boy with a few months of training makes the “best soldier in the world,” Teague said. He claimed this was not true from his expei*- ience during World War II. “Our best all-round fighters were more mature men who could withstand extreme mental and physical punishment. Reckless ness does not make for the best combat soldier,” the representa tive said. John Ben Sheppard Is Speaker for Lutherans John Ben Sheppard, Texas Sec retary of State, will be guest speaker at the 1951 Texas Luth eran Brotherhood Banquet to be held in the Memorial Student Center tomorrow night. The banquet is scheduled for 6 p. m. Thursday and Sheppard’s talk will highlight the all-day conven- tiion. President M. T. Harrington will welcome the visitors and guests to the campus. Three other top speakers sche- Student 1 fnion Meeting Set For Friday Regions 13 and 14 of the Association of College Unions will meet in the Memorial Stu dent Center on Friday and Saturday to discuss student •activities and handling social V'toups on their respective cam puses. This meeting will bring together representatives from the Univer sity of Texas, Southern Methodist, North Texas State College, East Texas State College, University of Arkansas, University of Okla homa and Ohio State University. Advisor of Region 13 is J. Wayne Stark, director of the MSC and Frank Malone, SMU Union direct or is advisor for Region 14. These two men will lead pan els on the discussion of problems faced by the Union in planning for the coming year. One of the topics for discussion is “Union Outlook for ’51.” One of the other topics is “Recreation Planning in Wartime” while another panel will discuss “Current Operating and Financial Problems.” The conference will begin with registration Friday morning in the MSC lobby. Luncheons are sche duled for both Friday and Saturday and an informal banquet is sche duled for Friday night. The dele gates to the convention will be invited to attend the All-College dance scheduled for Friday night in the Ballroom of the MSC. The representatives will be taken on a tour of the building gather afterward for discussion in the fountain room. A summary of the conference will be discussed at the Saturday luncheon. Free time has been plan ned Saturday afternoon for the re presentatives to leam more about each of the unions represented at the meeting. duled for the convention are Carl Shock of Detroit, executive secre tary of the Luthern Brotherhood; Dr. William F. Kraushaar, presi dent of the Texas Lutheran College of Sequin; and Rev. L. D. Lech- leitner of Columbus, Ohio, execu tive secretary of the American Missions. Hosts to the convention will be the local Lutheran Brotherhood, one of the youngest and smallest in the state. The Brotherhood is less than two years old and has only 12 members consisting of Col lege Station and Bryan Luther ans. Sheppard at 34 is one of the youngest members of the of ficial family of Texas. The Gladcwater attorney who characterizes himself as a “small town country lawyer,” gained recognition in the state, nation, and even internationally on a num ber of civic and political fronts be fore being appointed Secretary of State. Prior to his appointment by Gov ernor Allan Shivers in February, 1950, Sheppard had served appoint ments on the State Board of Ed ucation and as Chairman of the Governor’s Election Laws Commit tee. Today, Sheppard is near the top in Texas State Government even though he has never offered him self as a candidate in a state elec tion. Large Delegation Expected More than 500 delegates and visitors from the 117 American Lutheran Brotherhoods in Texas are expected to attend the conven tion. President of the Texas Lutheran Brotherhood is Edward Sagebiel of Seguin. Other state officers in clude M. F. Heinemeier of Mason, vice president; Lothar Krause, sec ond vice president; Ben Rosen baum, third vice president; Fred Lewis, secretai-y; and H. W. Have- mann, treasurer. Dr. Miller Slated For ManE Group Dr. Tate Miller, professor of clinical medicine at Southwestern, will give a talk at the Management Engineering conference to be held here March 1-2. He will talk on the executive’s need for relaxation, March 2. Dr. Miller is a native of Corsi cana and has a BL degree from David Lipscomb college in 1911 and an MD degree from Vanderbilt in 1915. He is past president of the Dallas County Medical Society and of the Texas State Medical Asso ciation. Universal Military Training is desirable as a permanent part of our long-range security program, he pointed out. “But I do not agree with the type of UMT advocated by the De fense Department. I believe that a young man should be given an opportunity to complete his basic military training during the time of his secondary education in high school or college.” “We can and must utilize the facilities of our educational sys tem to the best advantage and to allow young men to complete some of their military training during the summers.” The major purpose of a UMT program, Teague said, is to provide a large, well-organized and well- trained reserve. This, he said, fol lows George Washington’s policy of maintaining an adequate stand ing army supplemented by a lai'ger trained citizen reserve. An effective reserve is not ade quately provided for under the De fense Department’s present UMT plan, Teague said. Our nation is very apt to end up “without any reserve at all,” he continued. “I think Russia will think twice before starting another World War if she is faced with a military force of 15 million men and women built on reserves and a standing army, rather than on just a three and one-half million-man standing army. White Ueports Freeze Losses The Rio Grande Valley will ship about two million boxes of citrus fruit this year, as compared to 17 to 18 million boxes yearly prior to 1949, John C. White, state commissioner of agriculture, said today. The commissioner spoke at the Southwestern Loss Prevention short course being held in the Memorial Student Center. He told 30 shippers and growers the recent freeze had left only about five million citrus trees in the Valley. He said the industry will come back and that the de mand for citrus would be greater than ever. Mr. White frowned upon any effort to import citrus stock into the Valley from outside the state. He pointed out that plans of the state department of agriculture are to revitalize the department. Share of Conference Title Ags Slam Ponies 49-43, to TakeLead By FRED WALKER Battalion Associate Sports Editor A&M needs only one win in the two remaining engage ments on the 1951 basketball schedule to gain a tie for the Southwest Conference cage crown—a title that hasn’t been known to Aggie fans for 28 years. The fans screamed, the band played and the never-say- die Aggie basketball team slammed its way to a 49-43 win over Southern Methodist last night and marched to the undisputed lead in the Southwest Conference cage race. Restraint was tossed to the winds by some 3800 DeWare Field House fans who trampled scorekeepers and officials ■♦■in their mad race to congratulate the tired but happy Aggies. Five Candidates Vie for Dorm 8 Senate Position “Goodbye to Tex . . .”—the Aggie War Hymn resounded through Guion Hall Monday night as the world premiere of “The Songs of Texas A&M” record album was held. And the '’com poser of the famous Aggie call-to-battle was mobbed afterwards by autograph-seekers. “Pin ky” Wilson, who wrote the song in 1918 during the fading days of World War I, appeared in person for the premiere. The ‘Hot War’ at a Glance UN Forces ‘Whiplash’ Reds Tokyo, Feb. 21 — (A 5 ) — Allied troops whiplashed fast retreating Communists today on both sides of the Reds’ Wonju bulge in cen tral Korea. On the east central front, United Nations troops thrust forward against light opposition. On the west central front, ad vance patrols were moving ahead north of Chipyong where a French- American force last week smashed a massive Red counter-attack. Scattered in an arc north of the Wonju salient were 40,000 Com- Council Candidates a W. D. Fitch munist troops who had pulled back from the attack to lick their wounds. U. S. Fifth Air Force roared out again Wednesday in support of ground troops. Big naval guns rocked both coasts of Korea. “Big Mo” Working The Battleship Missouri bom barded the Tanchon area in far northeastern Korea all day Tues day. Other allied naval forces bucked strong shore batteries around Wonsan on the Sea of Ja pan coast for the seventh straight day. The U. S. Cruiser St. Paul stood off Inchon port on the Yellow Sea and poured heavy fire into Red concentrations north of the thaw ing Han River around Red-held Seoul. In their first big lunge since General MacArthur ordered his troops to resume the initiative, al lied troops swept northward 10 miles and captured Chunchon town. Chunchon is 10 miles north of Chechon, objective of a Commu nist slash a few days ago on the east central front. The area has been a no-man’s-land. Meet No Resistance H. W. Badgett J. W. O’Brien . . . is a candidate for the Ward III City Council position, the only candidate to file thus far from (hat area. He is seeking re-election for the two-year term. . . . has filed as a candidate for .... is a newcomer in the Col- re-election as city councilman lege Station political circles. A from Ward I in South College candidate for the South Side Station. He will be running tor his third term in the two-year Yard II ottice, he is opposed post. , by incumbent Howard Badgett. The U. S. Eighth Army com munique Wednesday said the al lied troops had encountered no en emy troops in the northward thrust. Field dispatches said the Reds were pulling back so fast that they weer leaving equipment and their dead in the snow. A U. S. 10th Corps spokesman said there was evidence of a hasty enemy retreat on the central fronts. The last heavy Communist re sistance ended late Tuesday north east of Chechon, a road hub 20 miles southeast of Wonju. American patrols ranged as much as 10 miles northwest and four miles north of Wonju. No Representative Yet Western Front, Korea, Feb. 21— (A*)—Rotation of American troops in Korea is “several months off, at least,” Gen. Mark W. Clark said Clark, commander of U. S. field forces, denied making a statement attributed to him that mass re placement of battle-weary forces in Korea by fresh troops from the U. S. would begin immediately. Boarding a plane for Tokyo aft er a four-day tour of the Korean battlefjront, Clark said. “A rotation plan is desirable and we would not want the burden Easy on Grass, Committee Asks Students living in the cadet corps upperclassmen dormitory area were urged this morning by the campus beautification committee to walk clear of the center plots that have been plowed by the campus grounds maintenance department. If students walk clear of this area and no paths are cut through the freshly turned soil, grass will be planted there as soon as proper weather condi tions permit, Bob Sturdivant, chairman of the committee, ex plained. Sturdivant emphasized that beautification efforts were still in the trial stage and a “don’t care” attitude on the part of students would force the col lege to abandon further grass seeding plans as impractical. of this war carried by the people already here. But before rotation on a large scale can begin we must up our forces in the Far East command. “Implementation of any rotation program will depend upon the num ber of replacements we are able to train and bring to Korea. Guard Units Needed Washington, Feb. 21—UP)—The plan of the army to release Nation al Guardsmen when their federal service time runs out next year appeared today to leave unchanged the. probability that at least two of the presently federalized six Guard divisions will be sent over seas in the next few months. The army also disclosed,' in a news conference yesterday by its training chief, Maj. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, that it will call no more Guard divisions “unless the world situation changes.” This latter statement startled some Congress members and brought predictions that the law makers would make inquiries. Sen ator Bridges (R-NH) of the Sen ate Armed Services Committee called it a “change in policy” and said he thought the committee would want to look into it. What Would You Have Done? A little fast thinking was as handy as a skeleton key to one student who found himself locked out of the basketball game last night. Discovering the doors to De- Ware Field House locked tight, he quickly called the campus fire chief from a booth in the MSC. Minutes later he was walking through DeWare’s open doors. Reason: fire regulations prohibit locking doors to public buildings when there is a crowd inside. Five men entered the race for student senator of Dorm 8 yesterday as filing ended at 5 p. m. Candidates for the position in the Student Senate will be W. H. Oliver, Bob Schawe, Frank Dougharty, Bob Chapman, and Harold Gant. The opening in the Senate was caused when Bill Boddeker moved to another dormitory. Schawe, senior pre-med student from Houston, is a member of the Chemical Corps. Another Chemi cal candidate is Oliver, senior chemical engineer from Houston. Chapman, Junior Sig' na l Corps member, is an electrical engineer ing student from Houston. Gant, of A ASA, is a junior electrical en gineer from Port Arthur. Dougharty, junior from Liberty, is an Ordnance cadet majoring in mechanical engineering. The election will be held Thurs day night, John Stuntz, Senate elec tion committee chairman, said this morning. All-College Dance Slated for Friday An alLcollege dance will be held in the MSC Ballroom Friday night from 9 until 12. The dance, sponsored by the MSC Dance committee, has been scheduled for freshmen who have dates here for the Freshman Ball on Saturday night, delegates to the Association of Student Unions meeting, married couples and any others who will have dates on the campus this weekend according to Ted Nark and Tom Munnerlyn, co- chairmen of the dance. Music for the informal dance will be furnished by the Aggieland combo. Admission will be fifty cents. The committee has sponsored three dances this year and plan additional dances for the remainder of the year. Chairman for the com mittee which has also sponsored the popular dancing classes is Tom Rountree. To the twenty-odd people who remained in the gym a half hour longer, the night’s rewards were doubly sweet when the report was flashed from Fort Worth that TCLT had been taken by Baylor, 61-53, thereby leaving A&M present bas ketball ruler. Davis Leads Scorers Big City Callers Seeking Score of A&M Cage Win A&M’s basketball win over SMU last night received rather widespread attention. Long distance telephone calls came to The Battalion of fice from New York, N.Y.; Chicago, III; Milwaukee, Wise.; and Birmingham, Ala. Each time the phone rang, the operator announced the call, then a male voice asked the score of the game. The Milwaukee caller claimed to be from a newspaper in the beer capital. The Chicagoan hung up immediately after he received the score, not waiting to tell his name. When the New York call came in, Battalion writers in the office had decided to refuse calls from persons who wouldn’t identify themselves properly. The “Bigtown” caller did just that. He claimed he was Dan Parker, sportswriter for the New York Daily Mirror. Batt staffers doubted the veracity of his statement, but gave him the score. The call was being made from a pay telephone, as the sound of coins falling into the phone box was distinctly heard. “Parker,” they claimed, “probably has several wire news services which could give him the score long before. Then, too, he wouldn’t be calling from a pay phone.” Opinions on the reason for the calls varied from bookies to gambling syndicates to “former students wanting the score.” When Aggie basketball coach John Floyd said three days ago that “This thing isn’t over yet!”, he wasn’t kidding, 'but it took all of the forty playing minutes last night to prove it. Walter “Buddy” Davis practi cally got up from a sick bed to spark his team to the all-important six-point victory. The big 6’ 8” center had suffered a severe at tack of flu most of last week and had not worked out until Monday afternoon, but to the “Get-’em-Ag- gies” crowd, the 19 points he pour ed through the hoop were tha healthiest things they had seen in quite a while. The situation was not the “best of all possible” for there were only seven minutes and 15 seconds remaining and it was not until then that the Maroon and White cagers were able to regain the lead they had lost in the first five minutes of the game. When Davis meshed those two lead changing points, an A-Bomb couldn’t have been heard. Pony Scoring Slumps Doc Hayes’ boys found the go ing just as rough in the first nine minutes of the game as they did in the last 11, as the Ponies netted but two points in those phases of the game. The Aggies got the tip-off and Jewell McDowell and Woody Walk er flipped up three tries between them—all missing. Pony forward Derrell Murphy then broke the ice with a liberty, but John DeWitt repaid the compliment with one of his own—plus a field goal. Cadets Lead “Frowning Freddy” Freeman, star SMU guard and play caller, matched Davis’ free throw and then added another, but McDowell got hot from about thirty feet out and put A&M ahead 6-3 with the clock reading 13:54 remaining in the first period. One hundred gnd forty-seven seconds later SMU caught its first field goal of the evening when for ward Jack Brown connected with a hook shot. Center Tom Holm tied it up for the Mustangs, and Brown kept a one-point SMU mar gin after Marvin Martin connected (See DAVIS LEADS, Page 3)