The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 17, 1951, Image 1

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F. E.
Oldest Continuously Published
In Texas
College Newspaper
The Battalion
Published by Students
Of Texas A&M
For 73 Years
Number 1: Volume 52
Price Five Cents
Carlson First Air Force
Colonel of the Corps
Against Andy
V : f
Erice W. Carlson
For the first time in the history
of the A&M Cadet Corps, an Air
Force branch student has been
chosen to direct and lead the mili
tary portion of the student body.
Eric W. Carlson, former service
man and distinguished student,
needs no introduction to upper
classmen of the Corps, but for the
benefit of the new students at the
College, it might be well to give
a little of the background of A&M’s
new four-diamond colonel.
The 22-year-old economics major
was born in Elgin, Texas, a com
munity cldse to Austin. From the
time he was a young boy. he has
wanted to come to A&M. Carlson’s
parents came to the United States
when they were in their early 20’s
and their son spoke very little ex
cept Swedish until the time he
started grammar school.
After graduation from high
school, Carlson served in the
army for two years and rose
to the rank of T-4. He received
basic training at Aberdeen, Md.
and was sent to japan within
six weeks after enlisting. While
overseas, he saw service in the
military police and with the ord
After enrolling as a freshman
in the Fall of 1948, Carlson made
up his mind to make the military
a career. It was the military cus
toms of A&M which made him de
cide on such a career, the tall,
Corps Commander said.
As a freshman, he served as a
major on the air force squadron
staff at Little Aggieland, the
Bryan Field Annex. He was also
(See CARLSON, Page 4)
FSA Gives $27,000
For Start of Chapel
Battalion News Staff
A student chapel for inter-de-
Oominational use on the campus re-
eeived unanimous approval by the
Association of Former Students
Executive 'Council which met on
the campus this weekend. The
council pegged $27,000 of the $60,-
000 1952 Development Fund to
ward a Chapel Building fund.
The policy-making group of the
Association first considered a re
port from the special committee
which would have allocated the
$27,000 for a complete renovation
of the YMCA Chapel Room. The
committee’s recommendation was
voted down at the suggestion of
Councilman Tyree Bell, member of
the A&M System Board of Direc
tors, the amount was set aside as
the first contribution to the Chapel
Building fund.
The Executive Board of the
council highly favored the idea of
an inter-denominational student
Chapel and made it their top rec
ommendation to the council.
Placed In Center of Campus
The chapel would be placed in
the center of the campus which
would make it easily available to
students at all times.
“The building would give Aggies
a place of quiet and solitude and a
convenient sanctuary for commun
ion with God,” the Council was
told in the recommendation.
Other objectives approved for
A&M Laundry
Sets Schedule
James Kingcaid, superin
tendent of the College Laun
dry, has announced the sche
dule of pick-up and delivery
of laundry.
Pick-up and Delivery stations
are as follows: Dorm 12‘ for stu
dents living in the project houses,
Vet Village and Dorms 1-12; Hart
Hall for students living in Hart,
Mitchell, Legett, Milner, Bizzell,
Law and Puryear Halls; Post
Graduate Hall for all students liv
ing in Dorm 14 through 17 and
Walton Hall; and the Quonset Hut
for students living in the College
View Apartments.
The laundry will operate the
same way as in the past, Kingcaid
added. Students will be allowed
one bundle of laundry a week,
without extra charge. Day for
laundry turn in will be according
to the surname of the student.
Students whose last names be
gin with an A-D will deposit it
on Friday, E-I on Monday, J-N
on Tuesday, O-S on Wednesday and
T-Z on Thursday. Laundry will be
returned in two or three! days af
ter reaching the laundry.
All laundry must be turned in
at the sub-station before 8 a. m.
on the designated day. An extra
charge will be made for all bundles
turned in late or out of place.
the 1952 Development Fund were
as follows:
• $10,000 was set aside for Op
portunity Award Scholarships to
complete the 1950 program.
• $1,000 was placed at the dis
posal of the President of the Col
lege for use as a special emergency
fund. Monies from this fund would
finance minor expenses which can
not be paid out of state funds.
• $22,000 was allocated for pub
lication of The Texas Aggie, offi
cial publication of the Association
of Former Students, and also oper
ating expenses of the FSA office.
Three Day Meeetings
The three day meetings which
saw the Executive Board in session
Friday night and Saturday morn
ing and the Executive Committee
convening Saturday night and Sun
day morning, were attended by
some 73 delegates from all over
the United States and one foreign
The Saturday evening meeting
was called to order by Association
President George Morgan of Beau
mont who gave a short welcome to
the council men and visitors at
Association Vice-President A. F.
Mitchell of Corsicana repoiTed on
plans for better-informing high
school principals of the importance
and value of Opportunity Award
Scholarship applications.
Dick Hervey, executive secretary
of the Association, reported on ac
tivities and accomplishments of
the organization since the last
council meeting in May.
President Morgan introduced the
area vice-presidents and J. R. Shel
ton of Abilene gave a condensed
report concerning work of all the
Financial Status Reviewed
The financial status of the Asso
ciation was reviewed by L. B.
Locke of College Station, followed
by a progress report of the 1951
Development Fund by Dick Her
Selection of 1952 Development
Fund objectives followed Hervey’s
Reporting for the Historical and
Archives committee, D. B. Gofer,
college archivest, told of the need
for a permanent building to pre
serve and display items collected
by his office.
President Morgan announced
that a book written by George Ses
sions Perry and published by the
McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
entitled “The A&M Story” would
be released by that firm early in
Dick Conway of the Football
Film Committee told the Council
that $2,270 had already been sub
mitted as advance rental on the
two films to be used in the Foot
ball Film Ch-culating Library. He
said the tremendous response to
the new plan may require the pur
chase of three films instead of two
copies of each A&M game this
Showing of the Humble Oil and
Refining Company’s film “Football
Highlights of 1950” was the final
item on the meeting’s agenda.
Gilchrist Calls on Voters
Gibb Gilchrist called on voters of
Texas to support a constitutional
amendment which would broaden
the base of our permanent Univer
sity fund (for A&M and Texas
University) Sunday morning.
Speaking at a breakfast session
of the Association of Former Stu
dents Executive Council Gilchrist
(See AMENDMENT, Page 2)
Pinky Swims
To Settle
Coffee Rib
The biggest problem confronting
the 10 and 3 o’clock coffee club
since the price of coffee went up
has been solved. Pinky Downs can
Members of the morning and
afternoon coffee club had a long
standing argument on about wheth
er or not Pinky could swim. They
said the man the P. L. Downs, Jr.
Natatorium was named after could
not swim a lick. The man who made
“Gig ’em.” famous finally proved
he could Friday.
The problem was solved when
Col. Frank Anderson, track coach,
challenged Downs to a swimming
meet. The challenge was accepted
and the training began.
Betting on the event reached
its highest pitch when the name of
the swimming pool was put up as
a stake by Downs. Col. Andy said
he would turn over his job to
Downs if he lost. At the end the
bets were cancelled.
Both men agreed that Art Adam
son, swimming coach, should be
the match maker and handle the
pool arrangements. President M. T.
Harrington and Dean C. C. French
were named judges of the event.
At swim time Col. Andy showed
up at the pool attired in a cut
away coat, top hat, glasses and
false nose, and swim flippers. The
flippers were ruled out by Adam
Timing the event turned out to
be a problem. A stop watch aaid
an alarm clock were not deemed
adequate and both contestants
agreed on a calendar.
Colonel Andy jumped the gun
twice, each time losing his spec
tacles and diving to retrieve them.
After he was proclaimed winner,
he did a flip-flop backward dive
from the diving board, just to
show he had something left. Then
he walked around the pool to the
starting end, where he dived to
retrieve his glasses again.
The crowd cheered wildly as
Downs reached the finish, half a
length behind Anderson. Downs
had proved that P. L. Downs, Jr.,
natatorium was not named for a
College Nile Program
Set for 7:30
Three Dictionaries
Approved by Mayo
Dr. T. F. Mayo, head of the Eng
lish department, has requested that
freshmen registering for English
103 or 104 purchase only accept
able dictionaries for work in these
Dictionaries which are approved
by the Department of English are:
Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary,
G&C Merriman company; the Am
erican College Dictionary, Harper
and Brothers Publishers; and Win
ston Dictionary, Advanced or En
cyclopedia Edition, John C. Win
ston company.
No other dictionaries will be ac
cepted, Dr. Mayo warned.
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Maj. Gen. Clark L. Ruffner, commander of the U. S. Second
Infantry Division, greets his new assistant commander, Brig.
Gen. Haydon L. Boatner. General Boatner joined the second div
ision late in August. He came to Korea from duty as command
ant at A&M where he served from 1948 through 1950.
Eats Eggs
Bird Loose--Likes Bread,
Boiled Eggs, Grasshoppers
Ever hear of a bird who likes
boiled eggs, bread and grasshop
pers ?
Well, believe it or not, one exists
but its whereabouts is unknown.
Dr. Leonard Wing of the wildlife
department says the bird was lost
about 7 a. m. Friday morning
somewhere in College Hills. It is
a royal pheasant but its correct
title is Faisano Real, the Spanish
This unusual bird prefers to
walk although it can fly if it de
Dr. Wing asks that anyone find
ing the pheasant contact him at the
wildlife department or at his home.
The latter may be reached by call
ing 6-2921.
Dan Davis Returns
Dan R. Davis, associate professor
in the Agricultural Economics and
Sociology department, has just
completed a six-weeks fellowship
with the college business exchange
program provided by the Founda
tion for Economic Education of
New York. •j ston
Back To The Old Grind
V P/
Chemurgic Lab Moved
The chemurgic research labora
tory of the Texas Engineering Ex
periment Station is now located in
the old Science building. Staff
members are Dr. W. W. Meinke,
manager and Miss Florence Farr,
research assistant.
Hup/ two
THPtB -foup
Harrington, George
And Pinky to Speak
Battalion News Staff
At, 7:30 the fuse will be lit on what promises to be one
of the greatest years A&M has even seen.
The student body will assemble at The Grove to take
part in the memorable and spirited program, always typical
of All-College Night.
The Aggie band, pulse of the fighting spirit, will touch
off the program, which includes talks by President M. T.
Harrington, Head Football Coach Ray George, and P. L.
“Pinky” Downs. Coach George will also introduce members
of the football varsity squad.
f L ew j () be, head yell leader, will
introduce Dr. Harrington, who will
welcome both old and new students
to the college. Between each talk,
there will be songs, played by the
band and yells led by the five yell
leaders, Jobe and John Tapley, sen
iors; Tom Collins and George Rush,
junior yell leaders; and Curtis
Wilson, non-corps yell leader.
Next on the program will be
Coach George, who will introduce
members of the football squad, by.
position, and make a few com-
ments concerning the forthcoming
gridiron season.
After George’s talk, “Pinky” 1
will make a few of his well chosen
comments concerning Aggie for
tunes for the coming year.
While All-College Night is the
first official program of the young
school year, other activities have
been taking place on the A&M
campus in preparation for the Fall
semester which opened this mom.
ing at 8.
Freshmen began arriving on the.
campus two weeks ago to take part
in the annual Freshman Week pro
gram which began Sept. 14. Up
perclassmen assigned to the Fresh
man Regiment were also on the
campus at the same time taking
part in orientation activities and
aiding the new students in becom
ing accustomed to Aggie life.
Orientatiions, Assignments
Thursday and Friday of last
week, seniors and juniors, assigned
to other Corps organizations, took
part in orientation programs and
activities designed to get the school
year started with the least diffi
Then on Saturday, registration
was held for all students who did
not register Aug. 26, The campus
was buzzing with activity all week
end as students secured keys,
moved possessions into rooms and
began the process of readying
things for another school year.
As usual, there were lines al
most everywhere one might look.
The* Exchange Store, which had
been rushed the previous week with
freshmen was crowded even more
with the return of the upperclass
men. The Housing Office was also
a center of activity over the week
end as new and old students se
cured keys, and made changes in
New Council
Organized At
With school two weeks old, A&M
Consolidated High School organ
ized its student council Wednesday
when two representatives from
each class were selected to form
the major governing body of the
Jerry Leighton, elected last
Spring, is president of the student
council. An important meeting of
the council is planned for Monday
when an election date will be set
for the student city officers in
connection with the annual Kids
Day sponsored by the Kiwanis
The council will divide the school
into four wards, comparable to the
four city wards, from which two
aldermen will be elected by the
students in the wards. A mayor
will be elected by the school.
The officers elected will fill the
city positions for a short time on
Kids Day, Sept. 21.
Recommended By Faculty
One boy and one girl from each
class comprise the student council.
Council members are selected from
a list prepared by the faculty. Stu
dents must have an 80 average
in their studies to serve on the
Celeste Curran and Gayle Klip-
ple were chosen by the Senior
Class to serve on the student coun
cil. Martha Ergle and James John-
were selected by the Junior
Class. Sophomore and Freshman
Class representatives are David
Bonnen, Penny Laverty, Carole
Williams, and Roy Courim.
Mrs. A. R. Orr, math teacher;
L. S. Richardson, school superin
tendent; and J. C. Chaney, indus
trial education instructor, are the
class sponsors for the Senior Class.
Class sponsors for the other class
es are as follows:
Mrs. J. T. Duncan, and O. V.
Chafin, Junior Class; Robert
Boone, Tom Ryan, and Carl Lan-
diss, Sophomore Class; and Mrs.
S. S. Sorensens, Mrs. Owen Lee,
and Mrs. Mildred Byrd, Freshman
Room Mothers
In addition to the class sponsors,
each class has room mothers. Room
mothers for the Senior Class are
as follows: Mrs. R. E. Leighton,
and Mrs. J. B. Blakely.
Room mothers for the other
classes are Mrs. Paul M. Andrews,
Mrs. H. W. Barlow, and Mrs. Joe
Motheral, Junior Class; Mrs. S. S.
Fleock, Mrs. Byrd Price, and Mrs.
Carl Landiss, Sophomore Class;
Mrs. F. M. Smith, and Mrs. J. S.
Beaty, Freshman Class.
Class officers were elected at
Consolidated High School last
week. Bob Barlow was elected pres
ident of the Senior Class. Other
Senior Class officers are Waaida
Goodwin, vice-president; Glenda
Brown, treasurer; Dorothy Holick,
secretary; and Martha Jane Ar
nold, reporter.
The Junior Class elected as its
president Tom Barlow. Joe Moth
eral Jr. is vice-president. Other
officers are as Allows: Barbara
Van Tassel, secretary; James John
ston, treasurer; Margaret Arnold,
Sgt. at arms; Barbara Robertson,
historian; and Antone Nemec, con
cession manager.
Jimmy Bond was elected presi
dent of the Sophomore Class. Vice-
president is Pinkney Cooner, sec
retary, Eleanor Price, treasurer,
Ann Williams, and reporter, Bobby
Freshman Class officers are
Clifton Bates, president; George
Letton, vice-president; Ann Beaty,
secretary; Travis Engelbrecht,
treasurer; and Jerry Oden, report
Meeting Rooms
At MSC Ready
Student organizations de
siring to hold meetings in the
MSC may begin filing appli
cations tomorrow at 8 a. m.
Mrs. Ann Hilliard, social di
rector of the MSC, said Sunday.
These applications may be obtained
in the social and educational of
fices of the MSC and must be re
turned by 5 p. m. Sept. 26.
The MSC will not be able to
accomodate all student groups de
siring meeting rooms, Mrs. Hil
liard said, but every effort will be
made to take care of the larger,
more important organizations, and
those which make applications
Hometown clubs are scheduled to
meet on the first and third Thurs
day nights of each month, while
technical groups will hold their
meetings on the first and third
Tuesday nights. Each Wednesday
night will be given to religious
groups. The Student Senate will
hold its meetings on the first
Thursday and the MSC Council
on the second Monday. Every third
Monday the Student Life Com
mittee will meet.
Application blanks should be
filled in by club presidents who will
indicate time of his club’s meeting,
date and membership of the dub.