The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 08, 1951, Image 5

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T College Station's Official Newspaper; Circulated Daily To 90% of Local Residents Battalion Ex-Pow's Give Tips On War Camp Survival, See Story, Page Two PUBLISHED DAILY IN THE INTEREST OF A GREATER A&M COLLEGE Number 149: Volume 51 COLLEGE STATION (Aggieland), TEXAS, TUESDAY, MAY 8, 1951 Price Five Cents Aggie Follies of ’51 Feature Historical Resume of A&M By GEORGE CHARLTON Battalion Staff Writer The significance of the anniver sary year will receive a good-nat ured ribbing Friday and Saturday nights when the Aggie Follies of 3951 presents “Seventy-Five Years, So What!” The show, consisting of three acts, begins at 7 p. m. and lasts about an hour and a half. Members of the audience will still have plen ty of time to attend the All Col lege Dance, music a la Aggieland Orchestra, which gets underway Saturday night at 9 p. m. in the Grove. Throughout the Follies, the “seventy-five years” theme will be upheld. Act I, under the di rection of David Haines, con tains three scenes, the first of which is a skit of the famous ajnoker game in the 1870’s that pHecided the college location. Scene II is A&M's opening day, a, memorable flopola when six faculty members were faced with a student body of six “green” farm boys. In Scene III, a typical faculty orchestra of the time around the turn of the century is meeting and ultimately dismissed by the boaid of directors for playing “off- key.” Allen Waldie is in charge of Act II. An early San, Jacinto Day when the cadet corps partook in an unauthorized swim is depicted In Scene I. And in Scene II, the football game with Center College and origin of the Twelfth Man takes place. Scene III is devoted to the period when A&M students lived in tents due to crowded hous ing conditions. Act III is under the direction of Doug Hearne. His first scene is of one of the college socials in the “roaring twenties” era. Beautiful imported dancing “girls” will be shipped into this ‘ one. Scene II takes place on or near the gridiron of one of the 1939 championship team football games. And then the finale. Members of the Tumbling Team, the Freshman Drill Team, the Bra zos Bottom Boogie Busters, and numerous other variety entertain ers will intermingle their talents from time to time during the hour and a half show. The audience will be many of the several thousand guests of the college here next weekend to inspect the school’s various facil ities and see exactly what A&M has to offer in the way of an edu- tation for boys. The scheduled program of weekend activities begins Satur day morning at 8 a. m. with a freshman and a sophomore judg ing contest in the Rodea Arena that lasts until noon. Also on Saturday morning’s agenda will be an annual chick, poultry, and egg show, a metal spinning de monstration, and an oceanogra phy lecture. , the afternoon events include such highlights as a physical edu cation exhibition of badminton and gymnastics in the gymnasium, a selection of slides describing I^itin American countries, a chemistty Browsing Room to Elect New Chairman demonstration in crime detection and the pouring of molten iron and a “Mt. Vesuvius” display. That night, the Aggie Follies show gets underway again, follow ed at 9 p. m. by the All College Dance. The next day, Sunday, begins with breakfast in Duncan and Sbisa Mess Halls at 7:30 a. m. An hour later, the flower pin ning ceremony in corps organiza tions will take place. At 8:40, the Best Drilled Sophomore Award will be given in each unit. And five minutes later, the com manding officers will receive (See AWARDS, PARADE, Pg. 4) Essay Contest Winners J June ROTC Grads Due To Get Quick Army Call Balloting in Dorms Sophomores Elect Officers Tonight By W. A. STREICH Battalion Staff Writer The armed forces plan to call to active duty most of the June Col lege ROTC students who have been deferred from previous military duty because of advanced contracts, according to a bulletin released by Col. Davis to Speak the School of Militai’y Science. The bulletin also said students in the ORC who did nob have de ferment agreements with less than two years active duty, and who will graduate in June will probably be called to duty along with the other students. These newly inducted officers Group iP ^Electing a chairman, estab- Vshing a budget for next year, itnd deciding upon some twenty-five books for .pur chase will be three of the problems which the Browsing Room Committee of the MSC will consider at its second meeting , Wednesday, May 9 at 7:15 p. m. in Room 2-B of the MSC. Members urge all students in terested in books and in taking a more active role in the MSC to . join this committee. Its primary function is directing the operation of the Browsing Room, one of the most used facilities in the Center. At the first meeting on April 25 four members w’ere present: Guy C. Jackson,' junior, business major; John Wallace, junior, ac counting major; James D. Echols, freshman, physics major; and How ard L. Hauser, freshman, physics. The committee discussed ways of promoting interest in reading and in the Browsing Room. Mem bers considered a poster campaign and bringing popular authors to the campus for talks to the stu dents. Funds are available for a wide range of such activities. Each member also agreed to se lect five books to propose for purchase by the committee. “Membership on this committee,” said Wallace, “is a means of serv ing the student body and of en larging one’s education. I hope, we can get a membership of at least ;ten students, but more would be welcome.” All members felt that there is a wider representation of the stu dent body than the present four ' members can provide. Elections for Junior class offi cers and Junior Yell Leaders will be held tonight according to 0. C. “Putter” Jarvis, Sophomore class president. The ballots will be dis tributed in the dormitories by 7:30 p.m. and will be picked up at 10:30 p.m. Thirty men have filed for class offices and 16 are in the contest for yell leader. President Men who have filed for president are F. X. “Paco” Coronado, Willie East, James McGee, Shelly Raines, Don Richey, Charles Scott, and Jack Thornton. Vice-president is the largest contest with eight men running. They are B. K. Boyd, Don Buch ner, W. A. Dunn, John Noyes, J. J. Seligman, Wayne Showers, Gene Steed, and Joe Wallace. The following men have filed for the office of secretary: Bobby Browne, Bob Carpenter, Weldon Kruger, ’Joe Mattei, and Richard TU Chancelor Will Address Commencement Chancellor James P. Hart of Texas University has been named commencement speak er for the 1951 graduating class, Dr. George Schlessel- man, head of the Graduation Com mittee, said today. Hart, a graduate of TU, was elected to the Chancellor’s post last year. Prior to that time, he served as an associate justice of the Texas Supreme Court. Commencement ceremonies will be held Friday, June 1. at Kyle Field. The program will begin at 6 p. m. with the processional march, “Entrance and March of the Peers,” by the Aggie Band. Norman Braslau, graduating physics'student, will give the invo cation and president M. T. Harr ington will give the welcoming ad dress. Following Dr. Harrington’s wel come, Chancellor Hart will address the graduates and guests. Dr. C. C. Erench, dean of the college, will present the class valedictorian. Degrees will be conferred on the graduates by Harrington, after which G. R. White, president of the board of directors, will present diplomas. Corps Chaplain Curtis Edwards, will give the benediction, and the band will play the recessional, “The Grand Triumphial March.” Tanner. For Treasurer, James Froelich, Joe Pafford, Troy Whitehurst, Jr., and Lyle Wolfskill have filed. Sgt.-at-Arms Don Heath is unopposed for the position of Sergeant-at-Arms. Allen Pengelly and James Upt- more are the only two candidates for Social Secretary. Three men are ranning for Par liamentarian. They are Bill Mos es, Perry Shepard, and Berthold Weller. Candidates who have filed for the position of junior yell leader are Bob Andrews, Eddie Bennett, Jerrel Bland, Davis Bottom, B. Q. Evans, John Childs, J. B. Collins, Arlen Donaldson, Truett Fields, Dee Francis, Pat LeBlanc, E. W. LeFevre, George Rush, Bryan Spencer, Jeridan Strong, and James Sykora. The winners or candidates for run-offs will be posted by 8 a.m. Wednesday on the Intramural mes sage center between the wings of Duncan Mess Hall. Run-Offs Run-offs will be held for the three top men in the positions for president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer, Thursday evening. The five top men in the junior yell leader race will hold a yell practice in the Grove Thursday at 7:15 where each of the five men will have four minutes to lead yells, tell jokes or say what he wants to the class. Ballots will be distributed in the dorms by 8:30 p.m. after the yell practice and picked up by 10:30. Results of the election run-offs will be posted by 8 a.m. Friday morn ing in the same place. It was also announced that well over $700 is left in the treasury of the Class : of ’53, Jarvis said last night. Dairy Contest Is Set for Saturday The annual Dairy Cattle and Dairy Produce judging contests sponsored by the Dairy Husbandry Department will be held Saturday morning at the Dairy Bam and at the Creamery. The contests will begin at 8 a. m. All students in the School of Agriculture who have taken Dairy Husbandry 202 are eligible to* compete in either contest and will be excused from 8 to 12 noon classes if they enter, according to A. C. Darnell, professor of dairy husbandry. Suitable prizes will be awarded to the winners, Darnell added. Three A&M Veterinary Medicine students were winners in the Moss Essay Contest sponsored by the American Hospital Associa tion. Wade Smith of Austin, Bob Terrell of Denton and Edgar D. McMurry of Spearman were the authors of the prize winning articles, which may be entered in the national contest. Ministers Named For Baccalaureate Osborne Signed For Ring Dance The Class of ’51 will hold their good tempo and controlled volume. Two prominent Texas ministers will address the 920 graduating seniors at Baccalaureate Services in Guion Hall and the Assembly Hall June 1. The Rev. W. A. Welsh will speak in Guion Hall at 10 a. m. Rev. Welsh is minister of the East Dal las Christian Church of Dallas, a native of Ft. Worth, Texas, and was graduated from the public school there. He received his Bachelor, of Arts Degree from Texas Christian University and his Bachelor of Divinity Degree from Brite Col lege of the Bible. He has also com pleted his residence work on a Doctor of Philosophy at Columbia University in New York City. Several Pastorates The Reverend Welsh has held several pastorates in Christian Churches throughout Texas. Some of these include Grand Saline, Teague, Ringgold, Richardson, Handley, and Lufkin. He was chairman of the Department of Bible at Texas Christian Univer sity in 1941-42. He served as Head of the De partment of the New Testament in Brite College of the Bible in 1945 until September 1, 1949, at which time he accepted his present posi tion. Rev. Welsh is also a member of the National Association of Biblical Instructors and the Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis. Invocation at the Guion Hall service will be given by James Pianta and the benediction will be given by Jess Mclver. Guion Service At the same time of the Guion Hall service, the Rev. Kenneth W. Copeland will be addressing students and faculty in the Assem bly Hall. The Reverend Copeland is now pastor of the Travis Park Metho dist Church of San Antonio, Texas, which ranks as the sixth largest Methodist Church in total member ship. He Copeland began preaching at the age of 14 in his father’s church and was ordained into the Methodist Church at the age of 19. He was graduated from Corsi cana High School and was selected to preach the baccalaureate sermon for his own class. The Travis Park minister’s ed ucation was continued at Westmin ister College, Tehaucana, East Tex as State Teacher’s College, Com merce, Southern Methodist Univer sity, Dallas, and Garrett Biblical Institute of Evanston, Illinois. He received his honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree in 1951 from Southwestern University in Georgetown. The Reverend Copeland was pas tor of the First Methodist Church in Stillwater, Oklahoma from 1944 to 1949. While there, he ministered to the local church and to thousands of students from the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Okla homa. He is a. favorite as a youth counsellor, speaker at youth as semblies, college functions, and ser vice clubs. Invocation in the Assembly Hall will be given by Jim Tom House gnd the Benediction by John Gos sett. biggest class social event May 19, with a banquet in Duncan Hall and the Ring Dance in the Grove. Main guest speaker for the even ing will be Col. Joe Davis, former assistant commandant at A&M and now in charge of ROTC affairs for the Texas Military District. Mrs. Dell Bauer, wio nas work ed in the Registrar’s Office sell ing senior rings for the past 25 years, will attend her first ring dance and will make a short talk, Ken Schaake, social secretary of the class, said, this moming. Dare Keelan, president of the Senior Class, will be Master of Ceremonies for the banquet. Ticket Sales Slated Tickets for the banquet will go on sale this Wednesday for $3 a couple or $1.50 a person, and will continue on sale until next Wednes day. The ducats may be obtained from Dick Graves or other repre sentatives, the social secretary add ed. The Ring Dance, which will be gin at 8 p. m., will probably be in the Grove, although there is a possibility that it might be held in Sbisa in case of bad weather. Music for the dance will be fui'- nished by Will Osborne, promin ent band leader. Osborne will fea ture stnooth rhythmic music, and for those who prefer swing, he was a plentiful supply on hand with a ROTC Summer Camp Schedules Announced Crippled Childrens Clinic 1 Summer camp will officially open and students are to arrive for training on June 16 according to the MS department. Students furnish their own trans portation to camp but will be re imbursed at the rate of five cents a mile for the round trip. The Ordnance Corps will report to Aberdeen Proving Gi-ounds, Md. while the Signal Coi-ps goes to Fort Monmouth, N. J. and the Army Security Agency to Fort Bevin, Mass. Field Artillery Field artillery students will re port to Fort Sill, Okla. and the Anti-Aircraft Artillery will check in at Fort Bliss. Infantry and the Armor will go to Fort Hood. The Infantry will be accompanied by Lt. Col. Lewis, senior instructor, MS department, Maj. Greer, assistant instructor, MS department, Maj. Carpenter, Capt. Blocker, Capt. McGannon and Lt. Bennett. Lt. Col. Kelly, senior instructor, MS department, Maj. Hyde, assistant instructor, and Capt. Brigham. Lt. Col. S. H. King, assistant instructor in the MS department, will accompany the Quartennaster Corps to Fort Lee, Va. while the Chemical Corps will be accompan ied to their destination by Lt. Col. Moore. Engineers to Virginia Maj. W. A. Burruss will escort the Engineers Corps to Fort Bel- voir, Va. while the Transportation Corps will be accompanied by Maj. P. J. Brennan to Fort Eustis, Va. In official language, the. sum- H Building Permits Taking part in the sixth annual Kiwanis sponsor ed Crippled Children’s Diagnostic Clinic are Mrs. Phillip Seaver, Dr. Herbert Hipps, Sandra Seav- er, and Mrs. Jack Price. Kiwanis yearly bring such specialists as Dr. Hipps to College Station to give free diagnosis to crippled and spastic children There was an increase in the number of building permits is sued during the month of March of this year as compared to the number of such permits issued last year for the same period. Twelve permits were handed out this year as compared to only six for March, 1950. Ironically however, the total cost in constructing such buildings has diminished from $146,700 to $102,- 678 when considering this same period. These figures were released yesterday from the College Station City Hall. Twelve permits were also is sued in February but the total val uation of these building permits were decreased when comparing the February 1950 permit values. ‘ mer camp is “a prescribed part of the ROTC Course. Training of ROTC students is conducted in clearly defined stages according to the progressive scheme of in struction. The camp training sup plements and follows in progression the first year of advanced course at the institution.” Students at summer camps are given an opportunity to observe and operate equipment which, be cause of it’s bulk or complexity, cannot be moved to the institution, according to the MS departments. Training at summer camp will also include field maneuvers and Gregory to Speak At Business Meet T. M. Gregory of Houston, who is affiliated with the America Surety Co., will speak to members of the Business Society at the club’s final meeting of the year tonight. The meeting will begin at 7:30 in the MSC. Gregory will be accompanied to A&M by Curtis Homeyer. Osborne has played engagements in leading hotels, theaters and cafes over the nation and played numerous college dances. He has recently been on the radio for Ybry Perfumes, London Shoes, Fitch Bandwagon, the Abbott and Cos tello air show and Coca-Cola. Composer Also Besides being a conductor, Os borne is also a composer. He has written such tunes as “Wouldst Could I But Kiss Thy Hand, Oh Babe,” “Mumble Jumble,” “Pomp- ton Turapike” and others. Although school officials hoped to obtain Mel Tonne as vocalist, it is definite that he will not be here for the occasion. Negotiations are still under way for another vocalist. Tickets for the dance are $5 plus $1 for one picture in the ring or $2 for two pictures in the ring. A definite decision of whether or not one or two pictures are desired must be stated at the time the ticket is purchased. Tickets will be available up until time of the dance. Couples will have a scheduled time to go through the Ring. The first ticket sold will go through first. Tickets will go on sale Wed nesday. Band Selects Drum Majors For 1951-52 Drum majors for the 1951-52 Aggie Band were selected Wed nesday evening, May 2, Lt. Col. E. V. Adams, band director, announced today. James Rogers of Texarkana will be head drum major, and R. L. Robinson and Grover Ellisor will lead the Maroon and White bands, respectively. Ellisor is from Dallas and Robinson’s home town is Gladewater. Colonel Adams said these men are subject to appointment by the commandant of the Cadet Corps and the president of the College, as are all cadet officers. Fifteen men competed in the drum major tryouts. An 11-man committee, composed of Colonel Adams, the band commander', the band company commanders, the present drum majors, the band company first sergeants and two sophomores, made the selection. Selections were made on basis of appearance, bearing, handling of the baton, response of the band and directing. Present drum majors are Tommy Alderson, Wayne Dunlap and Rob ert Buchanan. will report to their basic branch service school for approximately 90 days instruction following their entry into the service, the bulletin said. Prospective military graduates are reminded by the publication that it is unwise to form the opin ion that all ROTC gr aduates will be inducted immediately upon grad uation. If this were done, an overtax ing of the training centers’ facil ities might result. This would cause the organization of several successive courses in which dif ferent groups of officers would receive their training at various intervals over a period of three or four months. Requests Attendance An official publication from the Fourth Army dated April 6, says quota requests for attendance by newly commissioned officers at their branch training courses will not be accepted at Fourth Army headquarters. The office of the Chief of Army Field Forces is developing a plan whereby new of ficer's will attend a training branch center before they go on extended active duty, the publication said. In connection with the informa tion published by the Military De partment, the Quartermaster Sec tion learned yesterday that a ma jority of Quartermaster Corps sen ior's, who will be commissioned in June, will be called to active duty this summer. The information came from the office of the Quarter master General. These new officers will be as signed to the 15 week Associate Quartermaster Company Officer Course at Fort Lee, Va., and will report in July, August or Septem ber*. Assignment Set Following the schooling period, most of the men will be assigned to troop units in the Zone of In terior for about eight months. After this, there is a, possibility that the officers may see over seas duty. The .bulletin pointed out that those men who have been designat ed Distinguished Military Students should apply for a direct commis sion as soon as possible. Graduat ing students who are not DMS’s may apply for' a one year competi tive tour. In the case of the Quar termaster officers, this would con sist of the 15 week course at Fort Lee followed by six months with troops and six months of depot work. Senior ROTC students may apply for a competitive tour at any time during their senior year'. If a grad uating senior is interested in the tour of duty, he should apply now in order to begin his service with the group starting next January 15, the bulletin said. Otherwise, a June graduate may haverto wait until July, 1952 to begin his tour. Aggie Players Swinging Hammers for New Play Under the direction of Stage Wanda Rohr, daughter of Mr. and Manager M. C. “Pete” Carson, the Mrs. Thurman Rohr, Biyan, who production staff of the Aggie Play- designed the set for “Antigone.” ers is building the set for “Tbe Wanda, a graduate of Stephen F. Milky Way,” three-act comedy Austin high school, became inter- scheduled for presentation May 14 ested in dramatics when she at- and 15 in the Assembly Hall. tended Baylor University. Although Carson, who is presi- Wanda’s father, who teaches at dent of tbe Players, has been ac- Allen Academy, insisted she take f * H/I L t ' ve w 'th the organization since a course in speech. She had a part increase in IVlaren September ’49, practically all of in “The Trojan Women,” became his work has been behind the interested in the theatre and minor- scenes. His sole appearance on ed in dramatics. She studied cos- stage was in “Rio Rita” as a ihem- turning, make-up and set design ber of the supporting cast. with the result that she is a val- Carson is a senior Ag Educa- ued member of the Aggie Players, tion major from Humble. Not only has he had a hand in every Aggie Players production for the past three years but his enthus iasm for dramatics is responsi ble for enlisting the services of Dr. Donald Demke, his roommate, as assistant stage manager. Elizabeth Cooper dropped into watch a rehearsal of “Antigone” and somebody handed her a ham mer. She is now a full-fledged member of the organization and is helping with the set for “The Milky Way.” Daughter of S. E. Cooper, chief Dr. Demke, graduate student in accountant for the MSC, and Mrs. the school of veterinary science, Cooper, Elizabeth is a graduate of hails from Stephenville. He played Sunset High School, Dallas. She the part of the doctor in “Kind made her theatrical debut at the Lady,” Players’ fall production and age of 3 and has been dabbling in served with the construction crew dramatics ever since. When not for “Antigone,” the Greek tragedy busy in the Players’ workshop presented April 2 and 3. Elizabeth makes post graduation [ demonstration on how to hold a One of Carson’s assistants is studies for Dr. V. M. Faires. faculty meeting. Dr. A. A. Price Elected Prexy Of Lion’s Club Dr. Alvin A. Price of the Veterinary Anatomy Depart ment was elected president of the College Station Lion’s Club at its weekly noon lunch eon meeting in the MSC yesterday. A charter member of the club, Price has been active as a zone chairman for local area Lions. Club members also named Lacy McCall first vice-president, O. G. Helvey, second vice-president, and Lucian Morgan, third vice-presi dent. Ran Boswel Iwas re-elected to the secretary-treasurer position while Warren LeBourveau received the nod to continue for another term as Lion Tamer. R. F. “Bob” Cain was elected Tail Twister for the new year and will succeed O. G. Helvey who han dled the chores of this position since the club organized last Fall. R. B. Halpin will be the outgoing president when new officers are in stalled in July. He will automat ically receive a position on the Board of Directors. Chris Gent and A. H, Kresdorn were named to the positions open on the Board of Directors. FFAChapter Holds Prof-Student Feed The Collegiate Chapter of Fu ture Farmers of America held their annual student-professor banquet last night at 7:30 in the Assembly Room of the MSC. The affairs furnished entertain ment for the FFA members and supplied training of a social nature for the future Vocational Agricul ture Teachers of Texas. Members of the club gave a