The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 30, 1951, Image 2

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    Battalion Editorials
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FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 1951
Still, Crime Hasn’t Stopped
SENATOR Estes Kefauver’s crime commit-
^tee seems destined for an early death.
Surely the Arkansas senator and his co
workers have worked extremely hard for
over a year and deserve a rest— plus the
commendation of the nation.
But let’s not stop crime investigations
now, just as we were beginning to scratch
deeper than the surface.
We like what J. Edgar Hoover had to say
about the committee’s cease-fire action.
“We are in a state of moral depression,”
the FBI chief said. And how true his words
are. Which came first—this lack of morality
or the nation-wide crime syndicates—is like
the chicken and egg question.
But the situation still exists. Crime hasn’t
stopped, so our investigation shouldn’t stop.
Perhaps the senators were hitting too
close to home base for the Washington big
wigs. When Bill O’Dwyer, former New York
Onward, Onward,
Cries the WCTU
PROHIBITION has been dealt a hard right
to the jaw.
And thq WCTU and other Texas drys
claim it was a foul.
“Unreasonable, undemocratic,” moaned
Mrs. Claude de Van Watts, Texas president
of the Women’s Christian Temperance Un
But Mrs. de Van Watts and her cohorts
aren’t too dismayed. “On with the battle,”
she says.
When the House solons in Austin didn’t
let the proposed prohibition amendment get
out of committee, they accomplished one of
their more rational acts of this year’s ses
Good try, Mrs. W., but such narrow-mind
edness has no place in Texas today.
City mayor and now ambassador to Mexico,
was raked over the coals, we doubt that top
Democrats in Washington rejoiced. Bill is
“one of the boys.”
If the “high sign” was given the com
mittee by the powers-that-be in the nation’s
capital, it is tragic. Senator Kefauver has
gained the country’s respect by his constant
aggressiveness against crime.
Yet the battle seems to be dying alto
gether too soon.
On Castor Oil
And the Dollar
17IDS, YOU’VE been sold down the river!
Yes, it’s sometimes very hard to under
stand grown-ups. They will do practically
anything to gain the almighty dollar.
Can you imagine anyone so heartless,
so cruel, so inhumane as to make their liv
ing by selling torture for youngsters?
But that’s what the farmers of several
counties of North Texas are doing. They’re
raking in the dough by raising—ugh—castor
beans—they make castor oil out of them.
Last season, 1700 acres of castor beans
were grown in Wilbarger and Hardeman
counties alone. Each of those acres produced
from 600 to 2000 pounds of the obnoxious
With an already near-limitless market,
castor bean growers are looking to a rosy
And the younger generation can look for
no help from weather, insects, or disease. The
castor bean is a strong, vigorous plant which
can withstand all the onslaughts of Texas’
Caesar had his Brutus, Washington had
his Benedict Arnold, and you, our dimpled,
cherubic, young friends have the North
Texas farmers.
The Battalion
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Andy Anderson, Bob Hughson Campus Editors
Fred Walker Associate Sports Editor
Joel Austin City Editor
Vivian Castleberry Women’s Editor
Today’s Issue
John Whitmore Managing Editor
Bob Hughson Campus News Editor
Allen Pengelly... .City News Editor
T, M. Fontaine, Carter Phillips Editorialists
Alien Pengelly Assistant City Editor
Leon McClellan, Jack Fontaine, Ed Holder, Bryan Spencer, Bob Venable, Dale
Walston, Bee Landrum, Frank Davis. Phil Snyder, Art Giese, Cristy Orth,
■ James Fuller. Leo Wallace, W, H. Dickens, Fig Newton, Joe Price, Pete
. Hermann, Wesley Mason, B. F. Roland, Ivan Yantis, Sid Ragsdale, Bill
Aaberg, Ide Trotter, John Hildebrand, Chuck Neighbors, Bob Selleck, Bill
Streich, Curtis Edwards, Howard Heard Staff Writers
Jimmy Ashlock, Joe Blanchette, Ray Holbrook, Joe Hollis,
Pat LeBlanc -...Sports Staff Writers
Sam Molinary, Bob Alderdice : Staff Photographers
Sid Abernathy — Page Make-up
Joe Gray Photo Engraving Shop Manager
Tom Fontaine, Johnny Lancaster, Charles McCullough, R. R. Peeples,
R. D. Witter Photo Engravers
Autrey Frederick - — Advertising Manager
Russell Hagens, Bob Haynie Advertising Representatives
Dick Kelly — Club Publicity Co-ordinator
Poultrymen Name
Junior Judgers
The Junior Poultry Judging
Team will represent A&M at a
southern contest held in Memphis,
Tennessee, Monday.
The team has four members;
James Newman of Rockdale, an
Agronomy major; Harlem Vaught
of Fort Worth, majoring in Poultry
Husbandry; Charley Mailhos from
Jasper, a poultry husbandry major;
and Bill Boardmap from Bluff
Dale, also a poultry husbandry
The team is sponsored by the
Poultry Science Club and is under
the instructorship of Cecil Ryan
of Poultry Husbandry department.
The team will leave for Memphis
March 31, and return in four days.
From the City Desk
Who Is Qualified
For Council Vote?
By Joel Austin
JH.AT ARE THE qualifications necessary for a candidate
of the city council? A good question and a hard one when
you’re put on the spot to answer it.
During the past few months, we have seen these men in
action, doing their job as civic leaders and receiving no mon
etary compensation for their work. But to answer just what
kind of man would be best suited for the job, we’ll let the
voters answer that when they go to the polls Tuesday during
the annual Municipal election.
A reader wrote us' the other day about the attendance
record of councilmen at the meetings held each month. His
inquiry definitely proves that some people are interested
enough to investigate the qualifications of the men running
in an election before voting for any of them.
Do you know who the candidates are ? When the election
will be and where the polling place is ? Here are the few ne
cessary facts; now it’s up to the voters to make use of
Candidates and the wards they are from:
Ward I: Homer Adams, H. W. Badgett, J. W. O’Brien.
Ward II: L. G. Berryman, G. W. Black and Harry Boyer.
Ward III: W. D! Fitch.
Polling Place: City Hall at the corner of Church Street
and old Highway 6.
Time: From 8 a. m. until 6 p. m.
Postal Delivery for College Station
Postal delivery for residents of College Station may be
something to look forward to in the months to come. Post
Office authorities have inspected local postal facilities and
asked Chamber of Commerce officials to poll College Station
people to see if they want house-to-house delivery.
With only the facilities at the North Gate and MSC
to serve all the people of College Station (including A&M
students) city postal delivery would alleviate post office con
gestion at the beginning of each term when new students
are forced to receive mail through General Delivery because
of the limited number of boxes available.
The new house-numbering system adopted by the Col
lege Station City Council will contribute a great deal to the
success of a decision by the Post Office Department to es
tablish this mail service here.
In their initial survey, postal inspectors asked that street
markers be replaced at all intersections not now having them.
Forms have been purchased by the city to make concrete
street signs for all intersections in town. As soon as this pro
ject gets underway, postal authorities should have few ob
stacles standing in their way to initiate home mail delivery
News About the City
® The Consolidated High School
Band will offer its first concert of
the year Sunday evening in the
high school gymnasium. Col. R. J.
Dunn’s bandsmen promise a color
ful program beginning at 3 p.m.
The program will also include num
bers by the Junior and Senior Or
• The Bryan Lion’s Club mem
bers combined wit, good acting, and
a fine cast to present their mirthful
minstrel show last night. If you
were one of those who missed this
laugh-packed program during the
first performance last night, you’ll
certainly want to be at Stephen
F. Austin High School in Bryan at
8 p. m. tonight when the curtain
rises on the civic club’s 1951 edition
of this blackface extravaganza.
• The Methodists laid the cor
nerstone of their new sanctuary
yesterday. It won’t be long before
they will have the entire $500,000
building program completed, add
ing much to the looks of the North
Gate area and, of course, also add
ing to their own comfort and con
Japanese Peace Treaty
Under 15-Nation Study
WASHINGTON, March 30—(A 3 )—
^ The State Department is dis
tributing to 15 nations this week
a completed American draft of a
Japanese peace treaty. These na
tions are being invited to state
their reaction and propose, as soon
as possible, any changes they may
State Department officials hope
that within about three months an
agreed treaty draft may result
from the formal negotiations now
getting underway.
Some difficulties are foreseen,
however, since Australia and New
Zealand are worried about possible
future Japanese rearming, the Phil
ippines have insisted on prepara
tions and Britain would like to
curtail the Japanese shipping in
Russia Gets Copy, Too
Russia is one of the countries
receiving a copy of the U. S. ti-eaty
draft but is not expected to ac
cept it as a basis for negotiation.
The Soviets have strongly indicated
they do not intend to cooperate
with the other World War II allies
on an early peace treaty for
Ambassador John Foster Dulles,
it was learned, has been distribut
ing the tentative treaty text in a
series of talks with Ambassadors
of the countries directly concerned
with shaping Japan’s future.
The draft treaty was described
by authorities here as conforming
in all major respects to a set of
principles which Dulles circulated
among 15 nations last fall and on
the basis of which he has since
been negotiating with them. He re
cently returned from a visit to
Japan, the Philippines, Australia
and New Zealand.
In substance what the U. S. is
proposing is a treaty which would
end the state of war with Japan,
give that nation full control over
its own affairs, and impose no bar
riers in the way of Japanese re
armament or economic develop
Japan would, however, be bound
to accept the principles laid down
in Article Two of the U. N. Char
ter. These include the basic re
quirement that all U. N. members
settle international disputes by
peaceful means and refrain from
the threat or use of force.
State Department officials note
that nations which are not U. N.
members may also be covered be
cause the article provides that the
U. N. shall insure that non-mem
bers “act in accordance with these
principles so far as may be neces
sary for the maintenance of inter
national peace and security.”
Would End U. S. Occupation
The treaty would end the occu
pation of Japan by American for
ces but the U. S. and Japan plan
to negotiate simultaneously a sep
arate security agreement. This
would provide for stationing Amer
ican forces in and about the Japan
ese islands.
The U. S. favors Japanese mem
bership in the U. N. but without
Russian cooperation on the peace
treaty authorities see little chance
of such membership for a long
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Phi Eta Sigma Sets
Meeting Monday Night
A short meeting of the active
members of Phi Eta Sigma will be
held Monday night at 7 p. m. in
the assembly Room of the MSC to
select a Cotton Ball Duchess to
represent the society and to make
plans for the spring initiation and
TU Medical Professor
Schedules Friday Talk
Dr. Ira Jackson, assistant pro
fessor of Neurological Surgery at
the University of Texas Medical
School, Galveston, Mill speak to
the Veterinary students on Surgi
cal Techniques at the Veterinary
Hospital at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
This announcement was made to
day by Dean I. B. Boughton of the
School of Veterinary Medicine.
Cheaper By The Dozen
By A1 Capp
Bryan Z'8S79
Campus Interviews on Cigarette Tests
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„e might be the merry-andrew of the
marshlands, but lately he’s been downright glum about
these trick cigarette mildness tests. Never one to duck facts,
he holds nothing much can be proved by a sniff of one brand or a
quick puff from another. Snap judgments can’t take the place
of regular, day-to-day smoking. That’s why so many
smokers are turning to ...
The sensible test... the 30-Day Camel Mildness Test,
which simply asks you to try Camels as a steady smoke — on
a pack after pack, day after day basis. No snap judgments
needed. After you’ve enjoyed Camels — and only Camels —
for 30 days in your “T-Zone” (T for Throat, T for Taste),
we believe you’ll know why ,..
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More People Smoke Camels
than any other tigarette!
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