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Number 149: Volume 51
COLLEGE STATION (Aggieland), TEXAS, TUESDAY, MAY 8, 1951
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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,
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
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
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-
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
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
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
, 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
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
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
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
These newly inducted officers
^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
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
Thirty men have filed for class
offices and 16 are in the contest
for yell leader.
Men who have filed for president
are F. X. “Paco” Coronado, Willie
East, James McGee, Shelly Raines,
Don Richey, Charles Scott, and
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
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
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
Corps Chaplain Curtis Edwards,
will give the benediction, and
the band will play the recessional,
“The Grand Triumphial March.”
For Treasurer, James Froelich,
Joe Pafford, Troy Whitehurst, Jr.,
and Lyle Wolfskill have filed.
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
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
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 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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
At the same time of the Guion
Hall service, the Rev. Kenneth
W. Copeland will be addressing
students and faculty in the Assem
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
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
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
Invocation in the Assembly Hall
will be given by Jim Tom House
gnd the Benediction by John Gos
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
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
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,
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.
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-
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
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
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.
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
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
Drum majors for the 1951-52
Aggie Band were selected Wed
nesday evening, May 2, Lt. Col. E.
V. Adams, band director, announced
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
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
Present drum majors are Tommy
Alderson, Wayne Dunlap and Rob
will report to their basic branch
service school for approximately
90 days instruction following their
entry into the service, the bulletin
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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