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PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF A GREATER A&M COLLEGE
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Number 119: Volume 51
COLLEGE STATION (Aggieland), TEXAS, TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 1951
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siTokyo, March 27—(/P)—Elements
“of six Chinese armies today were
reported massing for a stand in
Bed Korea just north of the border.
M There were reports of heavy
ji'/uth-bound Communist traffic to-
ward the front. This indicated the
Reds plan to resist any United Na
tions’ thrust into North Korea.
v . Theer were no reports of heavy
ground fighting Tuesday. The
main allied line inched through
the mud closer to the old border
between North and South Korea.
Sizable allied forces moved within
small arms range of Parallel 38.
I South Korean troops have occu
pied the small village of Younpo,
three miles north of the bolder on
the East coast. A U. S. Eighth
Army spokesman said the village
has no military significance. It
apparently was not defended by
I Fifth Air Force planes bombed
and strafed Chinese troops on the
"Western front. They hit gun po
sitions, pillboxes, tanks and vor
hides ahead of advancing allied
i The Chinese 2Gth Army, which
has been fighting a rear-guard ac
tion in this area, pulled back across
the Imjin River northwest of Ui-
jongbu on the Western front.
The Red buildup was reported
f pn the central front around Kum-
hwa. This is a road and rail center
20 air miles north of 38. Com
munist troops have been spotted
south of the town, and in the hills
to the east and west.
Heavy traffic also was spotted
on the roads around Pyongyang,
the North Korean capital, and Suk-
dhon. Of the 850 vehicles seen
moving Monday night, 600 were
headed south. This is the largest
group spotted in two weeks.
. All were attacked.
[ The air force said it destroyed
or damaged about 100 vehicles, 60
I tail road cars, 930 Red-occupied
\ buildings and 30 supply and fuel
: dumps, tl also claimed 450 Red
soldiers wounded or killed.
Local Men On
Three men from. A&M will par-
ticipate in the Conference of Col
lege Teachers of English in its
| Sixteenth annual meeting Satur-
1 day in the MSC.
J. Q. Hays will be a member of
i 8. panel which will discuss recent
, proposals for improvement of
! teacher certifications and standards.
John P. Abbott, dean of the School
of Arts and Sciences, and T. F.
[Mayo, director of the Enlish de-
‘partment, will also be on the pro
Presiding over the CCTE meet
ing in the absence of President Er
nest E. Leisy of Southern Method
ist University will be vice-presi
dent Truman W. Camp of Texas
Technological College. Dr. Leisy is
scheduled to deliver a series of lec
tures on American literature and
life in Vienna this spring.
“Recent Proposals for the Im
provement of Certification and
Standards in the Teaching Profes
sion” is the subject of a panel dis
cussion for which Professor Aut-
rey Nell Wiley, director of the
English Department at the Texas
State College for Women, is mod
erator. Participating in the panel
discussion will be Hays, Mrs. W.
C. McGavock, Trinity TJniversity,
Johnny Shirley, Tarleton State Col
lege, Cothburn O’Neal, Arlington
State College, and R. H. Griffith,
University of Texas.
Miss Mattie Sharp Brewer,
teacher of English at Thomas Jef
ferson High School in San Anton
io, will report as chairman of the
Joint Committee for the Integra
tion of English Teaching in hig’h
schools and colleges.
Others on the program include
'Program Chairman Troy Cren
shaw, Director of English at Tex
as Christian University, Abbott, L.
N. Wright, chairman of the de
partment of English at Southwest
Texas State Teachers College, and
Papers will be given at the con
ference by E. G. Ballard, North
Texas State College; Lorraine
Sherley, Texas Christian Univer
sity J. D. Thomas, Rice Institute;
‘Edna Payne Casey, Baylor Uni
versity; R. A. Law, University of
Texas; W. B. Gates, Texas Tech
nological College; and William
Reery, University of Texas.
Guest speaker for the luncheon
program will be Texas born T. V.
Smith, nationally known educator
School Held For
Water Plant Men
C. A. Sanders, field insti’uctor
for the Texas Engineering Ex
tension Service, is conducting a
water school in Sherman for 40
water plant operators from 16
Texas towns. The school began
March 19 and will continue through
BRITISH VISITORS — Antony A. Part, joint
head of architects and building branch of the
British Ministry of Education (in dark suit),
and Mrs. Part visit the Texas Engineering Ex
periment Station’s revolving classroom while at
Texas A&M College on a lecture engagement.
The revolving classroom is used to study the ef
fects of various shapes of classrooms on light.
air and sound. John Rowlett, right, and T. R.
Holleman of the A&M Architecture Department,
are demonstrating to Mr. and! Mrs. Part the use
of a sun dial in studying lighting of the class
room. Part will speak to A&M students and
faculty tonight on aspects of England’s school
Fire-Struck Lumber Yard
Will Be Rebuilt By Pugh
Work of rebuilding the lumber
yard of the Marion Pugh Lumber
Company was going forward this
morning, after a fire Sunday night
destroyed the stock and two trucks
at the lumber yard. Origin of
the blaze is unknown.
The alarm was turned in at 5:45
p.m. Sunday and the blaze was not
brought under complete control un
til around midnight. Volunteer
firemen remained on the scene
throughout the night. On Monday
morning the remains were still
Loss was estimated at $30,000
by Pugh, owner of the firm. “In-
The Rev. Wm. C. Petersen, pas
tor of Bethel Lutheran Church
in Bryan, and Victor Dittfurth,
are attending the 31st State Con
vention of the Lutheran Church—
Missouri Synod in Houston. Also in
attendance from Bethel Lutheran,
as delegates, will be August Byer
and Professor Edward E. Brush,
chairman of the congregation.
“Striving Toward a Stewardship-
Conscious Congregation” is the
subject chosen for convention
The convention will be held at
Immanuel Lutheran Church in
Houston. The Rev. Elmo E. Hiert-
schin is pastor’.
Dr. J. W. Behnken of Chicago,
president of The Lutheran Church
—Missouri Synod, preached for the
opening service of the convention
Monday evening. He will also make
reports for and represent the inter
national office of the church body.
High School Grads
Stand Chance To
Get Degree Quick
“By offering basic military sci
ence and freshman orientation as
well as the regular pattern of be
ginning courses, Texas A&M Col
lege will make it possible for a
June high school graduate to ad
vance by one semester the time
of his graduation and possible
commissioning,” J. P. Abbott, dean
of the School of Arts and Sciences,
told the faculty of the School of
Arts and Sciences this week.
“The same program,” Dean Ab
bott said, “will also make it pos
sible for transfer students to bring
their basic military science train
ing level with their academic pro
John D. Moseley, executive di
rector of the Texas Legislative
Council told the faculty members
that “during the 70-year period,
1870 to 1940, the population of the
U. S. increased three-fold, while
high school enrollment increased
90-fold and college enrollment 30-
“At the present time,” Moseley
pointed out, “three-fourths of high
school graduates go to work direct
ly after graduation.” He said that
coordination between the various
colleges and boards is of paramount
Dr. T. F. Mayo, head of the
English Department, discussed
plans for “Arts and Sciences
Week,” March 31-April 8.
surance covered only about half of
the loss,” Pugh declared.
A railroad track lay between the
scene of the fire and the nearest
fire hydrant almost three blocks
away, so blaze-battlers laid hose
from the hydrant through a cul
vert under the track. Their work
was hindered by the crowd of spec
tators attracted to the scene by
the rich glare of flames against
the night sky.
All available equipment was call
ed out to fight the flames, which
are believed to have started in the
south end of the lumber yard. The
two trucks destroyed by the flames
vvere parked in the garage.
Mrs. Pugh, who was reached by
telephone this morning, said: “We
are very grateful for what the fire
department did. We are out of the
city limits and because of that they
didn’t even have to answer the call.
They did come, though, and they
stayed until they had done all they
Plot To Kill Tehran
Tehran, March 27—(A*)—Police
said Monday they had thwarted a
plot by the fanatical Moslem group
Fedayan Islam to assassinate the
military governor of Tehran.
This came after a decree im
posing martial law on portions of
Iran’s rich British-operated south
ern oil fields. Mounting strikes by
oil workers brought on the decree.
Two high Iranian officials al
ready have fallen victim to assas
sins this month in this strategic
country on Russia’s southern bor
der. Tehran is under martial law
imposed in wide unrest and poli
A high police official said nine
members of Fedeyan Islam are un
der arrest for a plot to assassin
ate Gen. Abdul Hossein Hejazi,
the capital’s military governor.
This is the same sect that claimed
responsibility for the slaying of
Premier Ala Razmara on Sept.
The official said police found
a list of 40, including High Court
functionaries and ministers in the
late Razmara’s cabinet. Armed
guards were placed around the
homes of those on the assassination
Hejazi’s life probably was saved,
the official said, because he work
ed late at his office that night.
Fedayan Islam is a fanatically
nationalistic group Which has been
Due Here April 23
Date for the appearance of Town
Hall attraction Andres Segovia,
guitarist, has been changed from
the originally-planned March 28
to April 23, Spike White said to
day. White, assistant to the dean
of men in charge of student activ
ities, said it was a necessary tour
change for Segovia.
Oscar Levant, who will also ap
pear on Town Hall this season, has
recovered from his illness, White
remarked. Negotiations are still
in progress for a play date for
Pokey Too Noisy
San Antonio, March 27—(A 5 )—A
county jail prisoner wrote Mayor
Jack White Wednesday asking for
more quiet around the jail at night.
Prisoners are unable to sleep
at night, he complained, because
the juke box in a nearby tavern
is too loud.
agitating for nationalization of
Iran’s rich oil production, includ
ing the holdings of the British-con
trolled Anglo-Iranian Oil Company.
Razmara was strongly opposed to
Hejazi was appointed militai’y
governor and police chief of Teh
ran when martial law was pro
claimed in the capital last week.
The governor decreed martial
law at seven places outside Teh
ran—all in the rich southern Anglo-
Iranian oil fields.
Apprentices and students em
ployed by the Anglo-Iranian Oil
Company at Abadan Sunday join
ed a strike for higher wages
started Saturday by older workers
at company installations in Ban
dar Ma’Shur, Persian Gulf Port,
and at the Agtajari oilfield at
Nationalization of the oil indus
try, including the British-controll
ed Anglo-Iranian Company, has
been voted by the Iranian parlia
ment but has not yet gone into
Austerity Out for US;
Re-Arming Goes Well
Washington, March 27 — (A 5 ) —
President Truman told the 20 Latin
American Republics Monday the
time has come for all to join in
a Western Hemisphere defense
buildup against “aggressive ex
pansion of Soviet power which he
said threatens the world.
He opened an emergency meeting
of the Western world foreign min
isters with a keynote summons also
to consider ways of strengthening
the United Nations.
As partners in a “common en
terprise,” the President said the
American nations must increase
production of strategic materials
and take other economic measures
to support the “men in Europe and
Asia who are batling for free
Mr. Truman pledged by impli
cation that the hemisphere gov
ernments can look for continued
help from Washington in dealing
with the threat laid bare by the
He mentioned no specific aid
measures but the administration
is reported giving urgent consider
ation to an $80,000,000 program
for hemisphere defense assistance.
“We must now plan as a pri
mary task for the strengthening
and the coordinated use of our de
fense forces in this hemisphere,”
Mr. Truman advised. “We must
also consider how we may best
use our strength to support the
cause of freedom against aggres
sion throughout the woxld.”
Truman addressed the inaugu
ral session after the foreign min
isters in an initial flurry voted at
a preliminary meeting to invite
President Vincent Auriol of France
to address them Saturday. Auriol
arrives Wednesday on a state visit.
Guatemalan foreign minister
Manuel Galich objected to the invi
tation saying it might set a pre
cedent for inviting others to ses
sions which are by custom strictly
American. He withdrew his ob
jections on a plea by Mexico to
make the invitation unanimous as
a gesture of courtesy.
The ministers by acclamation
elected Secretary of State Acheson
president of the conference and
voted unexpectedly to try to wind
up in less than two weeks with
April 6 as the target date for ad
Working committees were direct
ed to tackle today the agenda:
Measures for political and military
security of the hemisphere internal
security measures and economic
Mr. Truman laid heavy stress on
the need for conceiving defenses
and combining the strength of the
Americas. He assailed a theory,
that the Western Hemisphere can
protect itself regardless of what
happens elsewhere in the world.
Dr. Charles Towne
Will Give Talk
A new field of research in phy
sics, microwave spectroscopy, will
be the subject of an address by
Dr. Charles H. Townes of Colum
bia University Thursday at 8 p.
m. in the lecture room of the Bio
logical Sciences building.
In some respects similar both
to ordinary radio waves and to
radiant heat or infrared radiation,
microwaves belong to a wave
length range intermediate between
the two. They have special prop
erties, some of which Dr. Townes
will demonstrate to his audience.
Growing out of wartime radar
developments, studies of micro-
waves have already provided new
information about the structure of
molecules and atomic nuclei, and
important applications of micro
wave techniques in chemistry and
electrical engineering have been
As a leader in a scientific field
of rapidly increasing significance
and broad general interest. Dr.
Townes was chosen 1951 National
Lecturer by the Society of the
Sigma Xi, devoted to the encour
agement of research in this coun
try, and he appears here at the
invitation of the local Sigma Xi
Club, composed of members of that
More Cuts Seen
In Civilian Goods
To Have Hat Left
Pittsburgh, March 27—CP)—
William Yee, one of the few
Chinese laundrymen in Pitts
burgh, went out of business
This note posted on the door
“Very sorry. I am moving.
Somebody stole all the shirts.
Came through the basement
and stole all the merchandise.”
Yee left no forwarding ad
FROM THE WOMEN'S DESK
4 Ghost Town’ Lives Again
As Aggies Return to Classes
By VIVIAN CASTLEBERRY
Battalion Women’s Editor
Miss Potter, who is a senior at the him. Fred went to the hospital
University of Texas and was last for an emergency appendectomy,
summer Women’s Editor of the Today he is much improved and
Student living areas took on the Battalion, was a bridesmaid in the Batt staffers are expecting to see
look of a ghost town last Thurs- wedding of Miss Lynn Sparks on him around again before too many
day evening as Aggies began a Saturday. days. In tjie meantime, Mom and
wholesale migration away from the College View and Vet Village Dad, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Walker,
campus for Spring holidays. Today looked Thursday as if all its resi- Sr., and fiance Audrey Caughey,
as the paper was being put to bed, dents were moving out as many are keeping him in line,
some familiar faces were still ab- students loaded their cars with
sent as stragglers held out for winter clothing and small pieces of
the longest holiday possible, but furniture to take home before grad-
for the most part students were uation. Early Thursday Cedric
back in the classrooms and secre- Copeland was attaching a mattress
taries were back at their desks.
Mrs. Marvin R. Rush and her
daughter, Miss Patricia Rush,
who have been College Station
residents at 107 Angus since
February, are back from Easter
vacation in Corpus Christi. Mrs.
Rush is a secretary-reception
ist in the office of Student Ac
tivities and her daughter is a
junior high school student at
Consolidated. Their husband and
father is Sgt. Rush of the U. S.
Marine Corps, now in Honolulu.
Miss Betty Potter, daughter of
Dr. and Mrs. George E. Potter,
vacationed at home with her par
to the top of his car. He told
passers-by that “my wife told me
to get my bed and get out.” Some
minutes later Dorothy and Cope
were waving good-bye to friends
on their way home to Waco for
Battalion sports associate edi
tor Fred Walker was having a
hard time of it Thursday night.
He had decided some days back
that he just couldn’t go to Kan
sas City to see the Aggies in
action, but he had plans all made
to be with them via radio.
Thirty-three students in the
School of Agriculture received a
very special kind of Easter pre
sent on Thursday just as classes
were letting out: These gifts
came in the form of notices that
they’d been bid to the Agricul
tural Honor Society, which in
April will become a member of
Alpha Zeta, national Agricultural
Three members of the Ag Eco
and Sociology Department Dr. Rob
ert Skrabanek, Dr. Melvin Brooks
and Dr. B. H. Nelson, were in
Austin over the weekend where
they participated in the annual
meeting of the Southwestem Social
Science Association. Dr. Skrabanek
Washington, March 27—UP)—Mo
bilization Director Charles E. Wil
son was ready to report today that
the arms production program is
well launched and won’t impose on
Americans an austerity economy.
Wilson, arranging to meet news
men (11:30 a.m., EST) for the first
time in 12 weeks, was expected to
forecast more cutbacks in those ci
vilian goods which compete with
munitions for scarce materials.
But persons who have consult
ed with him recently said Wilson
now is convinced the country can
expand its industrial capacity to
maintain the $275,000,000,000-a-
year rate of civilian output while
adding a $50,000,000,000 defense
Record-breaking figures on plant
expansion plans, announced Mon
day night, supported this view. In
dustry intends to spend $23,900,-
000,000 on new plant and equip
ment in 1951, the Commerce De
partment and Securities and Ex
change Commission reported.
Manufacturers foresee a 45 per
cent increase in investment over
last year. Mining will be up 30
per cent, railroads 33 per cent,
other transportation 41 per cent.
Electric and gas facilities will be
up 12 per cent.
The total planned investment is
24 per cent above the $19,230,000,-
000 level of boomtime 1948 and 29
per cent above last year. It repre
sents outlays nine per cent greater
than the same industries planned
as recently as December.
Rising costs of construction and
building materials account for
part of the increase, the federal
agencies said, but mqch of the
Names 33 New
Thirty-three students from the
School of Agriculture have been
elected to membership in the Ag
ricultural Honor Society, accord
ing to Dean Charles N. Shepardson.
Membership in the society is based
on scholastic achievement, charac-
tetr and evidence of the qualities
Preliminary initiation for the
new selectees will be held at 5 p.
m. on Monday, April 2.
New members are Sid B. Aber
nathy, H. O. Baker, Bruce Brown,
Curtis W. Castleberry, Billie Joe
Cervenka, Morris W. Davis, Dewey
C. Edwards and Odel S. Frazier.
Also Ervin Frierson, Billie Mack
Frost, Bobbie J. Griffin, Kenzy
D. Hallmark, A. R. Hardin, John
T. Harris, James B. Harrison and
Lowell A. Holmes.
Other new members are Carrol
W. Keese, William J. Kocurek,
Carlton C. Kothmann, Howard M.
Kruse, Joe T. Lenamon, William
Mason Lewis, Werner M. Lindig,
Pablo E. Maurer and William A.
Also Ernest L. Noack, Warren
M. Pierce, Paul J. Saunders, Grady
L. Smallwood, Gilbert Scott Stiles,
Robert L. Sturdivant, Lester K.
Taylor and Billy R. Trimmier.
Preliminary initiation for the
new selectees will be held at 5 p.m.
On April 12 the local honorary
will become a chapter of the Na
tional Agricultural Honor Frater
nity of Alpha Zeta. At the time new
Agricultural Honor Society stu
dents will be eligible for Alpha
total represents defense plant ex
Wilson was represented as be
lieving that 1951 will see a very
high production of civilian goods.
This in turn, he believes, will pro
vide a national income great
enough to make possible pay-as-
you-go defense program.
Wilson’s aides reported him en
couraged, also, over recent signs of
a leveling off of prices—or at
least a slowdown of the rate of the
However, there was no advance
sign of immediate solution to the
wage control dispute which has
snarled federal stabilization ef
forts. The controversy has boil
ed down essentially to labor’s de
mand that the wage stabilization
board be reorganized with power
to settle any labor dispute.
At a cabinet level conference in
the White House Saturday, Attor
ney General McGrath insisted the
defense production act forbids tha
creation of disputes-settling ma
chinery, in the wage board or else
where, until a full-dress labor-
management conference is held.
The conference would send recom
mendations to the White House
through Economic Stabilizer Erie
Johnston reportedly feels he
quirements of a conference, he
may be able to work out a com
promise between unions and in
dustry by continuing month-long
mediation efforts behind closed
doors. These meet the legal re
Johnston’s proposed solution
would give the board power to
handle only wage disputes, plus
non-wage issues if President Tru
man certified them as being a
threat to the defense program.
Management contends only wage
or related questions should be han
dled, and labor has not declared
its acceptance of the Johnston plan.
But Johnston is said to hope
that time and the pressure of strike
threats in some industries—may
bring more concessions.
The Texas and Southwestern
Cattle Raisers Association recent
ly presented to Texas A&M a por
trait of George R. Rollins, for many
years a leader in the Texas cattle
The portrait is the first to be
presented since the Association
voted to select and honor one out
standing member per year by pre
senting his picture to the college.
The presentation was made in
Dallas on March 13 by Ray W.
Willoughby, president of the Asso
Dean Charles N. Shepardson of
the School of Agriculture accepted
the portrait for the college and in
turn presented it to Dr. J. C. Mil
ler, head of the Animal Husbandry
Department. The portrait will hang
in the Animal Industries building.
Then on Tuesday night a stomach and Dr. Nelson read papers at the
ache with which he’d been troubled meeting and Dr. Brooks was a
ents during her Easter holidays, for several days got the best of sectiion chairman.
Child Gets Well On
Houston, March 27—(A*)—Wayne
Gibson, 7, who lived for a week
on other people’s blood as his own
poured out, is home again and
looking forward to riding his tri
Wayne had a stick in his mouth
and fell. It punctured his throat.
Doctors couldn’t close the wound.
When brought to St. Joseph’s
infirmary last Tuesday, the boy
was so weak from loss of blood that
he couldn’t move. His blood ivas a
rare type, O-RH negative.
Ten pints of blood—more than
Wayne had originally—were placed
in his veins. The only way to keep
him alive was to give him transfu
sions to replace that which flowed
from the wound.
His doctor can’t explain why
Wayne’s wound closed.
Farm Editor’s Talk
C. C. Scruggs, associate editor
of The Progressive Farmer, will
speak on “Writing for Agricultural
Publications” tonight at 7:30 in
Room 2C of the MSC.
As a student at A&M, Scruggs
had several articles published in
The Progressive Farmer. He was
employed by the Farm Publications
upon graduation in 1948 and has
been with the magazine continuous
ly since graduation working out
of the Dallas offices.
The talk tonight is being spon
sored jointly by the Journalism
and Agricultural Journalism Clubs.
Upped to Colonel
Joe C. McHaney, 37, a former
student of A&M, has been promot
ed to colonel in the Marine Corps.
He is now dean of the Marine
Corps School at Quantico, Virginia,
where he lives with his wife and
McHaney served in four major
Marine campaigns in the Pacific
in World War II,