The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, July 12, 1951, Image 1

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Published by Students
Of Texas A&M
For 73 Years
The Battalion
Oldest Continuously Published
College Newspaper
In Texas /
Number 186: Volume 51
Price Five Cents
Aggies Apprehended While
Changing Rock Formations
Based On AP Report
' A group of A&M students at-
-HMHtending Summer Geology Camp
■found it a little difficult to cope
|||Swith the dilligence of the law—
glland angry rivals, yesterday.
The students had completed
their study of rocks of the Big
- Bend country and were headed
[ Forty-six strong, they had been
. .based at A&M’s Summer Adjunct
linear Junction where college pre-
Jpai'atory students and civil engin-
Eeering campers are also stationed.
Tuesday night 18 of them decid-
! ed to make a study of rock forma-
made from rocks which form a
huge “S R”. Finding the forma-
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tion “out of place,” the Aggies
got to work and rearranged the
rocks to read “A M.”
A group of Sul Ross boys at
the Band Hall heard the commotion
and caught on to what the Aggies
were doing. Seeking aid from the
local constabulaiy, the Sul Ross
men moved in and took charge of
the Aggies.
Sixteen of the Brazos Bottom
boys were apprehended and since
they were caught in the process of
arranging the rock formations in a
more appropriate manner, they
could not understand why the law
insisted they spend the night in
| tions near the city of Alpine where t h e local calaboose.
Sul Ross State College is located.
On a distant hill from the in
stitution are large white letters
One of the Aggies who es
caped the strong arm of the law
was seeking refuge in the yard
of an Alpine residence only to
be discovered by the owner—
Texas Ranger Arthur Hill. And
.that was too had.
Instead of leaving for home
Tuesday morning, a delegation of
some seventeen A&M men marched
up the hill followed by the college
band and Sul Ross boys who “came
along to watch.”
The Aggies wei-e put to the task
of replacing the “S R” in its ori
ginal form.
At intervals, during their lab
or, the Sul Ross Band would
play “The Eyes of Texas” and
the geologists were ordered to
drop their rocks and stand at
Latest reports indicate the task
was completed and the men are
enroute home now.
Semester Gone
Cease-Fire Negotiations Halt
As Reds Stop U. S. Newsmen
Take a good look at the in
scription on Guion Hall:
“Ignorance is the curse of
God; knowledge the wings
wherewith we fly to heaven.”
Oceanography Researchers
Find Gas Reserves in Gulf
Tremendous gas reserves under
the continental shelf of the Gulf
of Mexico off Louisiana and Texas,
perhaps the world’s greatest, are
now more readily available as a
result of research done by the De
partment of Oceanography during
the year ending June 30, 1951, ac
cording to Dr. Dale Leipper, head
of the department and supervisor
of Project 25 for the A&M Re
search Foundation.
“Oceanographic Analysis of
Marine Pipe Line Problems” is
the title of what Dr. Leipper said
is probably the most comprehensive
study of engineering phases of
oceanography ever made. The
Sponsor was the United Gas Pipe
Line Company of Shreveport, La.
Important Gas Discoveries
During the seaixdi for tideland
oil, a number of important dis
coveries of gas had been made and
shut-in for lack of a means to
transport the gas to market. Lay
ing pipe lines underwater presents
special problems such as whether
the pipe will sink or rise,- what are
the effects of storms, bacterial ac
tivity and of chemical action of sea
water or even how to ditch and to
Orders Taken
Until July 20
Orders for summer school grad
uation announcements will be tak
en until July 20, to enable sec-
qnd summer session students to
place orders, according to Mrs.
Pat Morley, Students Activities Of
fice, Goodwin Hall.
Maroon leather announcements,
illustrated and containing the com
plete summer graduation list, are
50<j each. Duplicate announcements
in white cardboard folders are 25G
and simple French Fold cards are
10c apiece. Engraved personal
cards, $2.50 per hundred, and print
ed personal cards, $1.65 per hund
red can be ordered with the an
All orders must be paid for at
the time the order is placed with
the Student Activities Office, and
no announcements can be ordered
' fter July 20.
what depth.
The answers to these and many
other questions were found in the
oceanographic fields of geology,
physics, biology and engineering.
Special instruments for coring
and sampling the ocean bottom
were developed and used from two
ships, the 104 foot Mary Ann and
the 65 foot barge type Poraco IV.
Forty-Six People Employed
Forty-six people in all, special-
Bids Called
Sealed bids from contract
ors to build a cafeteria, five
classrooms, and a Negro shop
and science building have
been called for by the Trust
ees of the A&M Consolidated In
dependent School Distinct. Bids will
be opened at 3 p. m. July 31.
The cafeteria will be located’ at'
the corner of Jersey and Timber
Streets and will ultimately feed
up to 550 students per day. The
five classrooms will be connected
to the cafeteria by a covered pass
ageway and will be located parallel
to Timber Street.
All construction will be mason
ry with brick exterior and steel
windows. Roofs will be of concrete
with built-up felt waterproofing.
The Negro shop and science room
are both to be built on the Lincoln
Campus and adjacent to the pre
sent High School Building. The
shop will accomodate the vocational
industrial arts classes that are now
held in a temporary wood building.
Trustees sold $111,000 in
bonds of the $150,000 authorized
by voters in May to Rauscher,
Pierce, Holding Company of San
Antonio, according to Les Richard
son, superintendent of the A&M
Consolidated Independent School
District. The remaining $39,000
were not sold because of prohi
bitive intex*est x’ates, Richardson
Architects for the constnxction
are Paul G. Silber and Co., San
and office personnel, wex*e employ
ed on either part or full time woi’k
in studying the oceanographic as
pects of the laying of the pipe
line. The survey was begun from a
point three miles inland and con
tinued to three different well plat
forms with a total of forty-two
miles in the-Gulf.
The Project was divided into
three phases: the work at sea and
upon the Pure Oil structure in the
Atchafalaya Bay area; laboratory
work conducted at the Marine Lab
oratory of the A&M Research
Foundation at Grand Isle, La.,
and office and laboratory work
done at College Station and on the
West Coast.
Chemurgic Lab
Gets New Office
“The Chemurgic Reseai'ch Lab-
oi’atory will soon have a new home”
says Dr. W. W. Meinke, associate
research chemist.
The laboratoi'y, a division , of
the Engineering Expex-iment Sta
tion, will occupy raoms foux - , five
ax\d six .of .the. old science hall.
At present it is quartered in the
Cotton Products Research Labora
tory building.
Accox’ding to Dr. Meinke the
function of the laboratory is the
up gx-ading of agricultux-al pro
ducts through chemisti’y. At pi’e-
sent the laboratory is working on
food uses of cotton seed.
The wox’ds will be particularly
appropriate tomorrow when Sum
mer school students tackle final
exams. The knowledge may not
lead to heaven—immediately—but
it surely will come in handy in the
inescapable measures of what each
student has received from his six
weeks session.
Lucky ones, of course, will gain
exceptions as will that favored few
known as graduating seniors. But
the majority of students will en
dure the ordeal.
And, with exaxxxs finished, many
find ” ‘
of the students will find their
respite xxxuch too brief. Eaxdy Mon
day morning they’ll be busily reg-
istexing fox- another six-weeks ses
Registration Monday will be con
ducted in the usual manner, with
students whose name begins with
E, F, G, H, I, J, or K at the South
Sbisa Hall entrance at 8 a.m.
Next come A, B, C, D at 9, fol
lowed 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, at 11 a.m.
The Royal Scots
Schedule Show at The Grove Monday
Royal Scots Musical Team
Due at Grove Monday Night
Munsan, Korea, July 12—(iP)—Korean cease-fire nego
tiations were broken off today on the issue of United Nations
press representation at Kaesong, site of the conference.
There was no indication when talks would be resumed.
Sessions scheduled for today were cancelled after Commun
ist guards refused to let a truck load of 20 newspapermen
pass a check point with a U.N. convoy.
Vice Adm. C. Turner Joy, chief U.N. delegate, said there
would be no more cease-fire talk until the Reds agreed that
“my convoy, bearing the personnel of my choosing, including
such press representation as I consider necessary, will be
cleared to the conference site.”
Joy ordei'ed the entire 17-vehicle
convoy to turn back from the Red
Filing Begins
For Council
Post Vacancy
The Royal Scots, five men and
their girl, will be the featured ar
tists at The Gxmve Monday night
at 8.
Singing in ensemble, the Scots
will begin their program with a
special arranged number for their
opening song. The remainder of
of the program will consist of
quartettes, duets and individual
numbers of selections from opex’as,
opex - ettas and Broadway musicals.
Dx’essed in the txaditional and
coloi'ful Kilts of Scotland, the male
quartet, composed of Lawrence
Lane, Melvin Johnson, Bernard Izzo
and Lawrence Gx-ay, will sing four
numbers in the first section of the
Their selections will be “Now
Let Every Tongue Adore Thee,”
“Passing By,” “Let Me Wander
Not Unseen,” and “Hey Robin, Jol
ly Robin.”
Linda DaValle, the lassie with
the five lads and a lyric soprano,
will be the featured soloist for
the selection, “Voices of Spring.”
Miss DaValle’s second number will
be a duet with Izzio, “Porky and
Gx-ay, bass for the ensemble, will
Farmers, Teachers
Slate Short Course
Agriculture teachers, fax-mers
and landowners of Harx-is, Hopkins
and Hunt counties will attend a
three-day tour and agricultux-al
short coux-se at A&M July 18-20,
according to Dean C. N. Shepard-
son of the School of Agx-iculture.
Dean Will Welcome Group
Shepardson will welcome the
group to the college Wednesday,
July 18, at 1:30 p. m. Following
will be a discussion of forage crops
by Dx\ R. C. Potts of the Agx-onomy
Department and of soils by Dr.
L. C. Capp.
The meeting will split into inter
est groups of animal husbandry,
dairy husbandi*y and crops at 3
p. m. Dx\ J. C. Millex-, head of the
Animal Husbandx-y Department, I.
W. Rupel, head of the Daix-y Hus
bandly Department, and Dr. Potts
will be in charge of the three in
terest groups.
Will Be On Guided Tour
Learning The Army Way
The entire group will be conduct
ed on a tour of the college and
adjacent reseax-ch facilities of the
Agx-icultux-al Expex-iment Station on
Thux-sday morning. J. E. Roberts,
supex-intendent of the Main Sta
tion Farm, will conduct the tour.
The nxeeting again will split
into intex-est gxoups Thursday af-
tex-noon, and Friday morning in-
tei-est gxoup toux-s will be con
ducted. Following the toux-s, Clif
ford Bates, faxm management spec
ialist of the Agx-icultural Extension
Sex-vice, will discuss the agricul
tural outlook.
Men In Charge
J. L. Myrick is in charge of ax--
xangements for the Hopkins Coun
ty group. Joe Winkle for the Hunt
County delegation and Thomas V.
Abercrombie for the Hairis Coun
ty Gx-oup.
Ben Cook, assistant to the dean
of agx-icultux-e, A&M College, and
Arthur Prince of the A&M Agri
cultural Education Department, ax-e
an-anging the program.
At The Grove
Wilson Parker, geology major from San Antonio,
gets first hand experience with a carbine at the
Field Artillery Summer ROTC camp at Ft. Sill,
Okla. His score for the day’s testing was 177.
Thur., July 12, No Movie Sche
duled (Final Exams).
Fri., July 13, No Activity Sche
duled (Final Exams).
Sat., July 14, Square Dancing—
8 p. m.
Sun., July 15, Skating—8 p. m.
Mon., July 16, Song and Dance
Team—“The Royal Scots”—8 p. m. that night
Teachers For
School Named
Field instructors for the 22nd
annual Fix-emen’s Training School
to be held at Texas A&M College
July 15-20, have been named.
Eighty-five instructor's will
teach 10 basic coux-ses, four ad
vanced coux-ses, a course for fire
marshals and a course in instx-uct-
or training.
The field instractors ai‘e L. O.
Bynum, James R. Dobson, R. O.
Muenster, E. W. Parker, H. D.
Smith and A. J. Fogaley. They will
work under the direction of H. R.
Bx-ayton, director.
A coux-se in combined operations
will be held twice daily. All types
of fiiW will be fought. It will be
held behind College View.
sing a solo selection of “O Even
ing Star,” followed by the male
quartette singing “The Creation.”
During the second portion of the
program, Merrill Jackson, the exx-
semble’s accompanist, will play sev-
ex-al piano selections.
Song By Johnson
“The Blue Bix-d of Happiness”
will be featured by Johnson, sec
ond tenor and director of the group.
Izzo, baritone, will sing two se-
and “I
lections, “Show Business
Got a Song.”
Concluding the two hour pro
gram, the ensemble will sing “Lift
Thine Eyes” and “May the Good
Lord Bless and Keep You.”
Sponsox-ed by the Office of Stu
dent Activities, the program is
free to seudents, faculty, and col
lege employees.
Defense Director
Sets Talk Monday
French M. Robertson, Southwest
regional director for civilian de
fense, will speak Monday night at
7:30 in the Chemistx-y Lecture
Room. Robex-tson’s topic will be
“Civilian Cooperation in the Mili
tary Effort.”
The talk will be sponsored by the
4608 Log. Teng. Div., a local i-e-
sex-ve ox-ganization. All members of
the Resex-ve Corps, the National
Guard, and the public are invited to
attend the address, he said.
A special city election to re
place former councilman E.
E. Ames will be held in Col
lege Station Tuesday July 24.
The election date was set
by the local city council in its
regular monthly meeting Monday
Ames, a councilman from North-
side Ward III moved to a differ
ent section of the city and thus
automatically vacated his post.
At 5 p. m. yestex-day xxo one
had filed for the position, accord
ing to Ran Boswell, assistant city
The City of College Station will
take over the operation and main
tenance of the filter beds which
are now leased to Dr. F. B. Clax-k
and are located oxx his propex-ty.
In a resolution passed Monday
night at the council session, City
Attorney J. W. Barger was auth
orized to proceed to secux-e an in
junction, in the . event Dr. Clax-k
refuses to conform to the resolu
tion, to prohibit his intei'ference
with the operation and maintenance
of the beds.
The council’s action toward the
filter beds was an attempt to end
negotiations which hxive lasted for
many months: as to. the. fee to be
paid Dr. Clax-k for the beds.
check point where the newsmen
were halted.
The U.N. commander, G'en.
Matthew B. Ridgway, said it was
“all or nothing.”
The five Allied armistice nego
tiators did not leave Munsan
Thursday for theix- scheduled ses
sions in Red-occupied Kaesong, 12
miles away.
Won’t Return
They won’t return, Joy an
nounced, until the Reds permit the
U.N. party, as selected by U.N.
repx-esentatives, to px-oceed intact.
Joy so informed North Kox-ean
Gen. Naxxx II, head of the Commun
ist cease - fire delegation, in a
strongly worded dispatch sent to
Kaesong by helicopter.
General Ridgway informed the
Communists Wednesday that the
“presence of a selected number of
newsmen at a conference of such
major importance is considered an
inherent right by members of the
United Nations.”
At that time he said flatly they
would be “an integral part of the
United Nations command delega
tion to any and all future sessions
beginning 12 July.”
Thursday morning the Commun
ists replied that they would like
to have press repi’esentatives —-
but not yet. The convoy, includ
ing newsmen, already was on its
Teague, Potter
Ask Combat Pay
Washington, July 12—6W—Two
congressmen are circulating a peti
tion to force House action on legis
lation to give combat pay to fight
ing servicemen in Korea.
Reps. Olin Teague (D-Tex) and
Chax-les Potter (D-Mich) — both
puxple heart veterans of World
War II-—sent letters to all House
colleagues yestexday urging them
to sign the petition. It would
squeeze out of committee a bill
to pay $100 a month extra to of-
ficers, and $50 more a month to en
listed men, for time spent in com
Their letter said the bill was in
troduced by Chairman Vinson (D-
Ga) of the House Armqd Sexwices
Committee with Defense DepaxU
ment backing, but has not been
acted upon by the committee.
Armed Guards Interfere
When armed Red guards insis
ted, politely but firmly, on cutting
the newsmen out of the convoy, all
vehicles were ordered back and
talks wex'e broken off.
The general impression here was
that the break was temporary.
The opinion axxxong many mili
tary men and some correspondents
was that the whole situation was
the result of a Comxxxunist misun
derstanding, although delegates
have been arguing over press rep
resentation since talks stax’ted
There was a feeling’ that talks
might be x’esumed later in the
Admiral Joy’s message to Gen
eral Nam made it clear the U.N.
is x-eady to go on with the cease-
fix - e talks, but insists on deciding
for itself who shall be in the Al
lied party.
Message Dispatched
His message, dispatched imme
diately after the convoy returned,
“Subject: Termination of recess
of conference.
“To: General Nam II, North
Korean army.
' !< 1. At 0930 12 July 1951
p.m. EST Wednesday) my motoj
convoy, proceeding along the Mun-
san-Kaesong road, bearing pex’son*
‘Fifteen’ for Col. Schaeffer
Aggies Put on Big Show at Ft. Sill
Officers’ Club Dance for Cadets
Artillery Caixxp Correspondent
Ft. Sill, Okla., July 9 (Delayed)
—A&M Cadets put on quite a show
at the 2nd Battalion dance at the
Officer’s Club this past week.
Battalion. Commander, Lt. Col. C.
C. Schxieffer of Texas A&M px-e-
sented the queen of the battalion
with her award and the traditional
kiss. 1
At this point the Aggies took
over as they spelled it out for
“Chester” and gave “15” for same.
Everything seems to be rolling
better at Ft. Sill even though it
is still awfully hot.
One of the old time sergeants
told us something which was
supposedly said by Gen. Douglas
MacArthur while he was head of
the Fourth Army. Mac said,
“Fort Sill is the oxxly place in
the world where you can stand
knee deep in the mud and have
sand blowing in your face.”
We witnessed that during the
week as it x-ained all last Sunday
and Monday nights. It has yet to
rain here during the day.
The day of the dance, the Army
really gave us a workout suitable
for the dance which was to come
We were up at our regular time ered a distance of six nxiles. That
of 0600 and at woi’k by 0745. In night, of course, we had the dance
the following eight hours we which for the majority of us last-
marched to four classes which cov- cd until long after mid-night.
Inspecting damage done to their tent after a tornado struck the
first night of camp at Fort Sill, Okla., are Aggies Jimmy Ivy,
Travis Toland, Donald Tschirhart, and H. W. Van Cleave. The
storm did approximately $500,000 damage to the camp.
The next morning we were up
an hour early (0500) and ready
to go in no lime out to the field
and to our first day with the
Dog battery which has ten Ag
gies, was working the guns while
Charley Battexy (the second of the
two batteries in our battalion)
woi’ked at the front as forward
observers. It was hot and evexyone
was dead when we came back to
the camp at noon and stax’ted stand
ing inspection in the sun for two
hours that afternoon.
We have had four demonstra-
(ions here at Ft. Sill and all have
proven interesting. Two wei’e on
direct fire from weapons of the
artillery while the others were
connected with the importance of
communication to a firing batter
during an attack.
W’e are learning one thing here
at Ft. Sill. War is more than hell,
it scares the fool out of you. After
this six weeks is over thei’e will
be few of us who will ever joke
of wax- for here we are x’eally see
ing how deadly it can be.
New weapons yet untested on the
battlefield have been shown to us
and with what we have seen of
them, most of us ai’e hoping for
a quick settlement of the Korean