The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, July 10, 1951, Image 1

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    College Station’s Official
Newspaper; Circulated Daily
To 90% of Local Residents
The Battalion
Peace Talks Aimed
At Saving American Lives,
See Story, Page Two
Number 184: Volume 51
Price Five Cents
Special Election
Called; Out-of-City
Utility Rates Cut
Battalion News Staff
A special election will be held
July 24 for the purpose of filling
the position of councilman for
Ward III which was vacated by E.
E. Adams recently, it was decided
last night at the monthly meeting
of the College Station City Coun
An ordinance was passed calling
for the election to be held from
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the City Hall,
/and named Mrs. W. B. Clements
and Mrs. Lloyd D. Smith election
Must Reside in Ward
According to law, councilmen
must reside in the wards they rep
resent. When a councilman moves
to a different ward, he automati
cally vacates his post.
Over-charges made to water con
sumers living outside the city lim
its will be refunded. The council
voted on the matter after more
than 30 minutes of discussion.
The group also agreed that util
ity fees for persons living outside
the city limits should not be higher
than the additional cost for sup
plying the service. The resolution
necessitated the repeal of section
one, Ordinance 130 which author
ized the city to charge customers
outside the city twice the city
A council meeting will be held
at 1:30 p.m., Fi’iday at the College
Station State Bank for the purpose
of discussing the annual budget.
The council authorized the print
ing of 25 bonds totaling $25,000
which can be placed in the bank
and sold as needed. Such action
requires the approval of the state
attorney general.
Payment of Bill
A resolution was approved pro
viding for the payment of a bill
totaling $3,235.62 to J. C. Culpep
per for water utilities and street
improvements placed in additions
opened by Culpepper. Water util
ities will be paid out of water bond
funds, and the mayor was author
ized to borrow the money to pay
for College Station’s share in the
street improvements.
The concrete street markers
which are gradually replacing the
old metal ones were discussed at
the meeting. Every intersection in
the North Gate area will soon have
the new markers. They are being
produced at the rate of four each
day, according to Raymond Rogers,
Waco Boys Club
To Tour Campus
Sixty members of the Waco Boys
club will be greeted upon their
arrival July 12 for a tour of A&M,
ity Chancellor Gibb Gilchrist of
the A&M System and Dr. C. Cle
ment French, dean of the college.
The Waco Boys Club is one of
the outstanding clubs of its kind
/n the United States. The members
are boys from 12 to 16 years of
They will arrive at noon and will
have lunch in the Fountain Room
l%ie MSC.
city manager. As they are com
pleted, the old signs ai'e being re
moved and the new ones erected,
he said.
Discussed Parking
Parking in the North Gate area
was discussed, but no definite ac
tion was taken other than to make
reference to an old ordinance which
limits parking time in the area,
and which has not been enforced
for several years.
Those attending the council
meeting were Ernest Langford,
mayor; Nester McGinnis, city sec
retary; Harry Boyer, R. B. Hal-
pin, Bill Fitch, Howard Badgett,
city councilmen; W. Barger, city
attorney, Rogers, L. P. Dulaney,
utility superintendent.
Firemen School
Scheduled Here
July 15-20
Arrangements for the Fire
men’s Training School to be
held July 15 through July 20
have been announced by F. W.
Hensel, assistant director of
the placement office.
Registration for the 700 expec
ted trainees will be held in the
MSC Ballroom at 1 p.m., July 15.
A registration fee of $10 per per
son will be required, according to
All the meetings for this year’s
training school, sponsored by the
Engineering Extension Service and
State Firemen’s and Fire Marshal’s
Association, will be listed on the
regular program which will be
issued at a later date.
Rooms for the trainees will be
secured in college accommodations
at the time of registration, Hensel
Dormitories 1, 2, 3, 4, and the
first floor of dorm 5 will be used
for housing and a charge of $1
per night per person will be re
quired, he added.
‘H.M.S Pinafore’Sets
Sail in Grove Tonight
Workmen immediately began to repair the home
of Major T. F. Peters which was damaged yester
day morning after a Bryan Police Department
patrol car tore into the structure. The Major’s
BAFB Man Meets the Cops
automobile is seen in the far left of the picture.
Estimated damage to the car and house was
around $500. Workmen are employed by Smith-
Hawk Company.
Bryan Policeman Crashes
Into Provost MarshaVs Home
The newly assigned Provost
Marshal for Bryan Air Force
Base, Major T. F. Peters, became
acquainted with the Bryan law en
forcement officers unexpectedly
yesterday morning. A patrol car
1 plowed into the side of his home
' at 701 North Avenue.
Police Sgt. Charles Kincannon
and Officer Bert Baxter were
chasing a speedster south on
Highway 6 at approximately 7
That Fort Hood Sunshine
Armor Campers
Get Rif le Medals
Armor Camp Correspondent
Fort Hood, Texas, July 7 (De
layed)—The first three weeks of
camp found the following men
either qualifying for the expert or
sharpshooter medals by firing the
M-l rifle:
Expert: Harold Humphrey.
Sharpshooters: John Coolidge, A1
Crownover, Don .Harrell, Johnny
Ireland, M. C. Saccai*d, Gene Lyon,
Hugo Mangum, Bill Maxey, Ken
Osborn, Butch Prochaska, Don
Tank Drills
College cadets undergoing consideration for commissions as second
lieutenants in the U. S. Army are learning the actual operation of
tanks at the Fort Hood ROTC Summer camp. Members of this
tank crew are Armor cadets John Homer, lower left; Gilberto A.
Garza, lower right; Hugh J. Mangum, top left; and Fred L. Gard
ner. Garza and Mangum are cadets from A&M. Homer and Gard
ner represent Oklahoma Military Academy,
Reiniger, Lynn Stuart.
Bill Trimmer, Bo Walker, Willie
Williams, James “Big Gun” Damon,
Bill Luker, Roger Barlow, Sonny
Blaine, Gene Duke, Bob Lincecum,
and Skip Mills.
Bill Luker, the boy who always
smiles, while sitting under a
cool palm tree near one of the
air conditioned rifle ranges here
at Hood, takes time out from
drinking his mint julips to com
ment, “I’ve found a home here in
this man’s army.”
Chico “Motormouth” Mason
thinks he has developed a new
method of powering the luxurious
M-4 tanks we are using next week;
He has decided to install sails on
the top of each tank to utilize his
large amount of wind. For this
novel invention, cadet Mason has
been recommended for a promotion
of some sm-t.
Dick Knight, who has recently
completed his AH degree by cor
respondence, has been influenced
by the lavish hotel accomoda
tions, short working hours, deli
cious food, and the mountain cool
climate here at Hood to buy
some ranch land nearby so that
he may punch cows on weekends
in addition to his future duties
as a second looey.
However, Dick will probably sell
his property when he discovers
that triple time is paid by the
army for weekend work, especially
guard duty.
Jug Jackson has become so fas
cinated by the privilege of instruct
ing a class in physical training
that he has decided to apply for
a position of instructor in the
| WAC upon completion of his ROTC
training. Jug realizes that al
though the Fort Hood formula of
lots of sleep, vitamin-rich chow,
balmy sea breezes, and nigbt life
in Killeen builds muscles in a hur-
| ry, he wants a more appreciative
audience in the form of the fair
army lasses.
The last three weeks of camp
will find us actively engaged in
tank gunnery, platoon tactics,
and company maneuvers out in
the scenic countryside.
Some of the Aggies in the ROTC
camps in the East may be nearer
cities, but none can even match the
beauty of the Hood terrain on a
bright, hot July day.
a.m. when, according to Bryan
police Chief Rip Collins, a pick
up truck suddenly turned left in
front of their car.
In order to avoid a collision,
Sgt. Kincannon, who was driving,
swerved off the highway. Hitting a
ditch, the driver lost cojitrol of the
car which then crashed into the
garage of the corner house. Speed
of the police car was about 60
mph, according to Collins.
Both patrolmen were taken to
Bryan Hospital. Extent of the in
juries to the men was not known.
“It sounded like a double explo
sion,” Major Peters said. A gap
ing hole was placed in the west
side of the garage, and the Maj
or’s automobile was knocked
against the kitchen wall.
“My wife, hearing the sound and
seeing the fragments of wall which
floated through the house, ran
with the baby into the bedroom,”
he said.
Estimated damage to the house
was fixed by Horace Kraft, in
surance agency, at $300 lo $400.
The new house is owned by B. F.
Vance, and was completed only
three weeks ago.
Battalion Feature Editor
Tonight at 8 “the curtain will
rise” at The Grove’s stage for the
first of two performances of “H.
M. S. Pinafore,” famous comic
operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan.
Second and final showing of the
summer musical production will be
featured tomorrow night at the
same time and place.
This summer’s production is un
der the co-direction of C. K. Es-
ten, professor of English, and Bill
Turner, director of musical activ
ities. Esten is directing the dra
matics and Turner is the music
director for the operettic show.
Orchestra Accompaniment
Musical accomplishment through
out the program will be furnished
by a student orchestra conducted
by Bill Turner.
Taking the female lead will be
Sue Shannon in the character part
of Josephine. The male lead and
the character part of Ralph Rack-
straw will be played by Tommy
Other members of the cast in the
supporting roles will be Robert
Langford as Dick Deadeye, Don
Forney as Sir Joseph Porter, Har
ry Gooding as Captain Corcoran,
Jean Marie Edge as Buttercup, and
La Rue Brown as Cousin Hebe.
Dick Adams and Ben Blanken
ship will' be seen in the roles of
Boatswain’s Mate and Carpenter’s
Mate, respectively.
Acting as stage production man
ager for the operetta is M. C.
“Pete” Carson. He is assisted by
Mary Vaden, Don D'amke, Eliza
beth, Cooper, and Alice Burke.
Popularity Proved
The popularity of the operetta is
shown in that it has been played
throughout the nation in continuous
years since 1878 when it was first
In the musical production, it may
easily be recognized that Gilbert
is satirizing Britain’s Royal Navy,
English politics, and the English
caste system.
Providing continuous laughter
for the audience, the characters act
Melodies that are lovely in them
selves and that cleverly underline
the wit and humor of the words
are the means by which the players
express their emotions.
“Pinafore” is a British man o’war
in the harbor of the great naval
base of Portsmouth, England. Cap
tain Corcoran, a member of the
upper classes, as were all British
naval officers of that time, is in
command of the ship.
Love Adds Conflict
Ralph Rackstraw, a handsome
and humble sailor and a member
of the crew, is in love with Corco
ran’s lovely daughter, Josephine.
Josephine is in love with him, but
a conflict arises as they are sep
arated by an impassable social
Adding to the conflict, Josephine
.is being courted by Sir Joseph
Porter, the First Lord of the Ad
miralty, head of the British Navy.
Sir Joseph, a person who has a
great opinion of himself, supplies
a great deal of the humor of the
Damage to the two cars was es- in an outrageously improbable
timated at' $500. manner with perfect earnestness.
First Semester End
“ • . . ... * ■. -j -.v' •'
Nearing, Exams Set
Lt. Ben Brittain
Gets Assignment
Lt. Brittain
Assigned To
Second Lt. Ben F. Brittain, re
ported to Syracuse University yes
terday for training in the Air In
telligence Division, U. S. Air Force.
The son of Mrs. E. M. Hertz,
504 Williamson Drive, Brittain was
called to active duty as a second
lieutenant in the Air Force this
month. He was graduated from
A&M last June.
Brittain served before his grad
uation as advertising manager for
the Battalion and helped to or
ganize The Battalion Quarterback
Club which brings to the campus
each fall prominent Southwest Con
ference coaches and athletic of
A veteran of World War II, Brit
tain will be stationed at Syracuse
University for one year. During
that time he will take an inten
sive course in the Russian langu
age. His subsequent assignment
will be in some phase of Air In
telligence woi’k.
Battalion Editor
A&M students entered the home
stretch yesterday as the final week
of the semester began with a bitter
realization that examinations start
Following the examinations Fri
day and Saturday will be registra
tion Monday morning, and thus a
new semester will be underway
again. For those students who
habitually inhabit this campus it
will be a welcome change for a
short time as new teachers, new
classmates, and new courses (to
those fortunate enough to pass)
break the monotony which has pre
vailed the past six-weeks.
Little Differences in Corps
Our 250 freshman corps mem-
bers will find little difference in
their day-to-day schedule, since
military science classes continue
uninterrupted both semesters. But
there will always be those new
Summer-schoolers who tell you
how wonderful it is to attend
class during the vacation months.
“A class at 7 and another at
9 . . . finished by 10:30 and in the
sack the rest of the day, what a
life!”, they will say, but* it won’t
be long before they, too, follow the
wayward path and see that a chap-
ter-a-day assignment or a quiz
mice a week cuts in on that precious
“sack” time.
Although registrar H. L. Heaton
has not released a full examina
tion schedule for publication, de
partment heads and teachers have
been advised of times for giving
exams and students should be get
ting the announcements from in-
structors in classes now.
Registration Set
Registration for the second term
will find the usual long lines con
fronting the South entrance to
Sbisa Hall with the E, F, G, H, I, J,
K, initialed boys getting the 8
a. m. honors. Next come A, B, C,
D at nine, followed by S, T, U, V,
W, X,Y, Z at 10, and finally the
lucky ones who registered first
last June, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R.
Classes will, of course, begin
bright and early at 7 a. m. Tues
day, July 17. The registrar has
set Friday July 20 as the last day
that a student may enroll in the
college for credit during the second
Students who expect to attend
the second Summer term can be
gin shelling out their money to
the Fiscal Office at 8 a. m. Wed
nesday morning. The Fiscal Of-
flee Will have a" representative : in
the Housing Office from 8:30 a. m.
to 4:30 p. m. that same day to
save students the .long .hike to .the
Administration Building. -
Time is .short, examinations are
nearing, . and the *. old coffee. pots
will be brewing lute next Thurs
day and' Friday nights—with , cof
fee, of course.
knowingly convinces her that she
can respond to Ralph’s love while
he tells her of the doctrine of
equality of all men—“love levels
all ranks.”
While leaving the ship for shore
in order to be married secretly,
Josephine and Ralph are discover
ed. Ralph is put in the dungeon
but Buttercup comes to his rescue
by revealing that Ralph is really
the Captain of the ship.
With the discovery of the proper
identities, the lovers are free to
be married without the conflict of
social abyss. The ex-Captain takes
Buttercup to be his bride, and Sir
Joseph, not to be left out, settles
for Hebe, one of his female rela
Mixed Chorus Members
Aiding in the musical selections,
the members of the mixed chorus
are Jerry Armstrong, Robert Ash
ley, Betsy Burchard, John Hilde
brand, John King, Rosalie, Kobetz,
Bill Lawshae, Ed Leeman, Barbara
Miller, Martha Miller, Alice Moore,
operetta as he seriously considers [ Judy Oden, Bill Pirtle, John Rich-
himself far above Josephine in I ardson, Wanda Rohr, Nancy Steph-
station. ens, Barbara Van Tassel, Ken Van
In a visit to the ship to make Tassel, Dick Van Tyne, and Bill
love to Josephine, Sir Joseph un- ' Young.
Negotiators Refuse
Comment on Talks
Seoul, Korea, July 10—(A*)—Al
lied and Communist negotiators
met for four hours today in armi
stice talks which United Nations
delegates bluntly announced would
be limited to “military matters in
The five U. N. delegates de
clined to comment on their initial
meetings with five Red generals
after they returned this evening to
their “peace camp.”
The sun peeked through rain
clouds as helicopters brought the
two allied admirals and three gen
erals back from the first armistice
sessions at Kaesong, 12 milies
Talks Pledging Good Faith
Vice Adm. C. Turner Joy, head
of the allied negotiating team, set
the tone of allied policy in the
talks by pledging good faith and
calling on. Communists to show the
same spirit to generate an “atmba
phere of confidence.”
“In such an atmosphere,” he said,
“there is every reason to hope for
And he set strict limits to the
subjects.;of discussion. Joy said
the allies want .a . stable peace but
under no circumstances will they
talk about:
• “Political and ‘ economic mat
ters of any kind.” That includes
the question of a United Nations
;seat for Communist China.
Rifle Practice
• “Military matters unrelated to
Korea.” This ruled out Formosa
and other trouble spots.
Joy said he and the four other
military commanders comprising
the U. N. delegation would “discuss
military matters in Korea” neces
sary to end “hostilities in Korea,
under conditions which will assure
against their resumption.
They won’t talk about anything
Fighting will continue, except in
the Kaesong neutral zone, until a
cease-fire agreement is reached and
“an approved armistice commission
is prepared to function.”
The ten opposing commanders
met from 11 a.m. (8 p.m. Monday
EST) until 12:31 p.m. Then they
recessed until 4 p.m. (1 a.m. EST.)
Comments Withheld
Military releases made no men
tion of what the Chinese and North
Korean generals said in«their open
ing statement. Press releases by
the U. N. were the only source for
newsmen of the Western world on
what happened.
Allied newsmen were not permit
ted in Kaesong the first day of
talks. But sixteen correspondents
and cameramen will go to the war-
ravaged ancient capital of Koi’ea
Wednesday. They will not be per
mitted to attend armistice talks in
the 18 by 15 foot conference room
in an abandoned Kaesong private
home, but they will be briefed by
an officer who attends the meet
The only announced agreement
reached by the delegates in the
opening session was that there
would be no fighting “in those neu
tral zones agreed upon along and
through the mute to Kaesong.”
Communists Decline Offer
In preliminary sessions Sunday
the Communists turned down an
allied offer to create a neutral strip
centered on aKesong 25 miles long
and ten miles wide. It would have
stretched from Munsan, base of the
U. N. negotiators, to Kumchon in
North Korea.
The Communists said they would
rely on the U. N. commander-in
chief, Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway,
not to launch any attacks in the
Kaesong area. Ridgway previous
ly declared a neutral zone radiat
ing five miles around Kaesong.
Dclmer Sikes, left, A&M student from San Antonio, and Joel D.
Wallis, student from Oklahoma A&M discuss scores on the rifle
range at Fort Hood. Sikes and Wallis, members of the ROTC,
are at Fort Hood for six-weeks of intensive field training. Deputy
. Commander for the camp is Col. II. L. Boatner, PMS&T at A&M.
Dr. Paulson Speaks
At Lion’s Meeting
Dr. W. E. Paulson of the Agri
cultural Economics and Sociology
Department spoke to the College
Station Lions Club yesterday at
its regular noon luncheon on
“Lion’s Information.”
Chairman of the Lion’s Infor
mation committee, Dr. Paulson told
the club members about many of
the. fine points of the club’s organ
He especially stressed the im
portance of making up meetings by
Lt. Col. A. B. Curie of the Mil
itary Science Department was
elected assistant tail twister of the
At The Grove
Tues., July 10, Operetta—“H.
M. S. Pinafore.” Local cast—8 p.