The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 18, 1951, Image 2

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Page 4 m m Parkii quire mi dents ti director. At pi the cen with th student on the < of there around Stark coming parking ter whi occupyi day. “We Battalion Editorials Page 2 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1951 JUST A MATTER OF TIME Tradition Is A Great Thing 1ISE B inis', ! 35c ml tectlon AH cla iAFFIC lent A Stay be (1) 11 Seal of the Sept , to t any And , Stat 1942 Inet woe cha gaii wee ROOl hot ATT] twi Hi] ne’ 4-5 SIN( ha to K>T to FU1 4- WII t) ti s i T DACK IN 1885 when John Q. Aggie first ** came down here as a freshman, he had all his belongings in his surry with a fring on top. All he had to do was pull the wagon up by the dorm and pile out—there wasn’t a parking problem then. A&M was quite a place then, it had Gath- right Hall, his dormitory, and a few other buildings for classrooms. True to his father’s wishes he let old Dobbin out in the pasture Think, Then Vote IN A few days campus elections will be com bing into the limelight and again the stu dents will be given a chance to make a se lection of who will be the student leaders for the year. This opportunity to make a choice of men to become student senators and mem bers of the Student Life Committee is not a decision that can be taken lightly. These men can, and will, make decisions that will effect the entire student body. Whether or not the decisions they make will be good or bad, depends on you, the student voter. In the past a small number of men in each unit looked over the ballot and decided for the entire unit on how the votes should go. This is not the democratic method of voting and men who permit others to direct their voting are betraying a trust. At times this practice of block voting has been taken very lightly. Many men boast about how they directed the sophomores to vote against certain candidates. If this is to be tolerated we do not deserve to have a democratic form of voting on the campus. Rather we should have appointive officers over us. The solution, is nothing drastic, all it takes is just thinking before voting. surrounding the dormitory every evening. On Sunday he would take his friends out for a drive in his surry. The builders of A&M knew what they were doing, they left plenty of room on the street for two buggies to pass and pedes trians had plenty of room to walk. Now, that John Q’s grandson is in school things are just about the same. True, he doesn’t have a room in Gathright Hall, but the streets are the same size they were when his father drove his red wheeled buggy down the road. This story isn’t exactly true, but the idea is the same. The streets on the campus were laid out for horses and buggies and not the wide, modern automobiles of today. What are we going to do, condemn Detroit for making cars or are we going to try and make the best of a bad situation? Width of the streets is not the only prob lem adding up to traffic headaches—most of it could be filed under the general head ing of a lack of consideration for others. Too many of the students feel as if regulations were made for his roommate and not for him. As a result the traffic regulations are “rough” on all of the sudents and staff. Pat rolmen are on duty day and night to try and regulate and prevent traffic snarls before they happen. In the past 10 years this has become a gigantic job. In 1941 if there were 100 cars on the campus it was considered too many— not enough space the officials said. Now there are 2,500 cars on the campus and the officials are screaming even louder than be fore—not enough room. The placement of these cars is a problem and cannot be left up to just a handful of men to regulate. If the students and staff are to continue to have the privilege of oper ating a car on the horse and buggy streets they must regulate themselves. News In Brief A&M Plantation Tries Crop Dusting The A&M College plantation is expected to become the world’s first evaluation center for meas uring the efficiency of crop dust ing aircraft. Prof. Edward E. Brush, head of the department of aeronautical en gineering, has announced that a new instrument, developed by Prof. F. E. Weick and in use for the past two weeks, will accurately re cord the distribution of spray or dust in pounds per acre. This equip ment appears to be a decided im provement over the older method of evaluation. The new system gives a complete reading just two minutes after release of the spray. A series of 20 2-ft. square pans spaced 5 feet apart is arranged horizontally across the path over which the dust or spray is to be released. These pans catch a rep resentative amount of the distribu tive material, weigh it, and com pute the weight in pounds per acre. The efficiency of this device is expected to take much of the guess work from spraying operations. With this type of mechanism, the distribution of separate ducts or spray nozzles on one plane can be corrected individually. Corps Review Slated 1 or University Leaders HST Claims Interest In Economy-Efficiency By ERNEST B. VACCARO Washington, Sept. 18 —(2P)— President Truman hit out in a cam paign style attack today against critics of high taxes and govern ment spending at home, and de nounced the rulers of Russia as “power mad.” In two lengthy and barbed speeches, delivered within two hour’s, the President claimed cre dit for “economy and efficiency” in government, and blasted “slurs” against the loyalty of government employes as “a contemptible way to try to get votes.” And he contrasted the free doms of American life with what he termed the “terror and bond age” of life in Russia under the “tyranny of Soviet Communism.” Mr. Truman made the first of his two speeches at a Capitol Hill ceremony marking the sealing of the age-yellowed U. S. Constitution and the Declaration of Indepen- d e n c e in helium - filled glass shrines. The new cases are design ed to protect the documents for centuries. The President contrasted consti tutional guarantees in America and in Russia, saying the Russian ones are “just as false as their treaty agi’eements.” His second address was before the National Association of Post masters in downtown Washington. At one point he departed from the text he had prepared for the postmasters, and declared: “Don’t let anybody tell you the President of the United States isn’t interested in economy and efficiency in government.” Tartly, he went on to say that whenever there has been economy and efficiency, “the President of the United States has been respon sible for it.” Mr. Truman also threw out a new teaser on whether he might run for re-election in 1952. Com- menting on a new light motor ve hicle used to speed mail deliveries in rural areas, the President said with a chuckle. “If I ever get retired from the presidency, I’m going to get one of those machines to ride around in.” The President told the postmas ters he has urged Congress to put the department on a “pay-for- itself” basis instead of running more than $500,000,000 a year into the red as it is now. But, he continued, publishers of “slick magazines” are “fighting tooth and toenail to keep their juicy subsidies” at the expense of American taxpayers. “First-class letters mail pays its own way,” he said. “But the, pub lishers and advertisers who use second and third-class mail to reach the public are not paying fully for the service they get. “To put it bluntly, the taxpay ers of the country are subsidiz ing these business interests to the tune of several hundred mil lion dollars a year. That is not right.” The Battalion Lawrence Sullivan Ross, Founder of Aggie Traditions "Soldier, Statesman, Knightly Gentleman” The Battalion, official newspaper of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, is published by students five times a week during the regular school year. During the summer terms, The Battalion is published four times a week, and during examination and vacation periods, twice a week. Days of publication, are Monday through Friday for the regular school year, Tuesday through Friday during the summer terms, and Tuesday and Thursday during vacation and examination periods. Subscrip tion rates $6.00 per year or $.50 per month. Advertising rates furnished on request. Entered as second-class natter at Post Office at College Staton, Texas, nnder the Act of Con gress of March S, 1870. Member of The Associated Press Represented nationally by National Advertising Service Inc., at New York City, Chicago, Los An geles, and San Francisco. The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in the paper and local news of spontaneous origin published herein. Rights of republication of all other matter Iherein are also reserved. News contributions may be made by telephone (4-5444) or at the editorial office. Room 201, Goodwin Hall. Classified ads may be placed by telephone (4-5324) or at the Student Activities Office, Room 209, Goodwin Hall. Mr- Truman continued: “I am glad to say that a large number of newspaper publishers know this is not right and are en tirely willing to pay their own way.” But he said the “slick magazine” publishers have lobbied members of Congress from “breakfast to bedtime” trying to prevent them from raising second-class postal rates. Walter D. Fuller, chairman of the board of Curtis Publishing Co., Philadelphia, commented: “Unfortunately, the President hasn’t read the testimony given by magazine publishers before the House and Senate committees.” In congressional testimony publishers expressed thepvselves “perfectly willing to assume rea sonable increases in their rates,” Fuller continued. “We indicated that a 80 per cent increase spread over three years was fair, because that represents the cost to the postoffice according to their own cost figures—with which we don’t entirely agree.” Both Senate and House postof fice committees approved bills call ing for a 60 per cent increase in second class rates for magazines, the increase to be spread over three years. The Senate has passed its bill. The President referred repeat edly to the committee on organi zation of government depart ments as the Hoover-Acheson commission instead of the Hoov er commission, as it is generally known. He pointed out that Secretary of State Acheson was vice chairman of the commission headed by former President Her bert Hoover. Mr. Truman said there has been a great deal of “Misinformation” put out that nothing has been done about the commission’s rec ommendations. “Well,” he said, “that is just poppycock—to put it mildly.” He said he submitted 36 reor ganization plans to Congress and 27 have been approved. “The other nine were voted down,” he said, “and some of the members of Congress who talked the loudest about efficiency and economy voted against them.” Tokyo, Sept. 18—6?)—The Uni ted Nations command waited to day for the Communists to say when the Korean truce talks will be resumed. Gen. Matthew R. Ridgway’s headquarters made this pointedly clear in a release that spelled out what the supreme Allied command er said yesterday in his message to the Red high command. “There can be no resumption of the negotiations '. . . until the Communists terminate the suspen sion of the armistice talks they declared on Aug. 23,” the state ment said. The Allied commander told the Chinese and North Koreans he was ready to send his likison officers “to discuss conditions that will be mutually satisfactory for a re sumption of the armistice talks.” But he reminded the Reds that they had broken off the meetings —because of alleged Allied viola tions of the Kaesong neutral zone —and it was up to them to repair the breach. The Ridgway message was mild er in tone than many of the sharp notes he has sent to the Commun ist leaders, North Korean Premier Kim II Sung and Chinese Gen. Peng Teh-Huai. 9 U.S. Eighth Army Headquarters, Korea, Sept. 18—(A 5 )—Allied troops of the flaming Eastern Korea war- front today captured a peak with a five-mile view into enemy terri tory. They won the commanding height after a savage three-hour hand-to-hand fight against bitter ly resisting Reds. . The hard-fighting United Na tions forces swept nearly three miles Tuesday in the general area of the north-south Soyang River. Eighth Army sources did not pin point location on the peak. The Allies, using bayonets and flamethrowers, have advanced 12 to 15 miles northward in two waves of tough hill fighting in Eastern Korea. The first limited offensive at tack began in mid-August from an Allied line that then was 20 to 25 miles deep in North Korea. That drive carried four to seven miles in two weeks. It cost the Reds their punchbowl assembly area. • Tehran, Iran, Sept. 18—(A 5 )— Han’s cabinet scheduled another meeting today to decide how to go about delivering a ticklish ultima tum demanding Britain revive col lapsed oil talks. The cabinet also met last night to talk over the latest develop ments in its dispute with Britain. Deputy Premier Hossein Fatemi said the group decided to keep the ultimatum alive despite W. Averell Harriman’s refusal to relay the note to London. A government source said Harriman wrote Pre- m i e r Mohammed Mossadegh it would only make matters worse. Mossadegh had sent the ultima tum to Washington for delivery to Britain in hopes ’of getting the United States troubleshooter to enter the stalled negotiations again. The ultimatum would expel the 300 British technicians left at the nationalized Abadan refinery of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC) if London does not decide in two weeks to reopen negotia tions. Fatemi also said Harriman’s let ter asked Mossadegh to modify the terms of his note and was not a complete rejection of the ultima tum idea. The note was not made public. The deputy premier said the government cannot tolerate the shutdown of oil shipments from Abaden because of Iran’s worsen ing economic situation. • Wood River, Ill., Sept. 18—GP)— A terrific explosion rocked the huge Shell Oil Co., refinery here last night leaving five dead and 26 seriously injured, six of them critically. J The earth shaking blast dame as a special night crew was cleaning one of the refinery’s large oil .cracking units. It was there the explosion occurred. Four bodies were discovered soon after the blast. Another worker died at a hospital several hours later. A hospital authority ex pressed fear the death toll might mount even more. Twenty-six of the injui’ed, all badly burned, were rushed to hos pitals here and at Alton. Six others were treated at the refinery. Grad Bulletin Now Available For Students A Graduate School Bulletin is now available for every fac ulty member and graduate student. It is urged that any person not having one come to the office of the Graduate School and pick one up, said Ide Trotter, dean. Those who were at A&M last year realize the handicap we op erated under without a current is sue of the Graduate School Bulle tin. During that year many meet ings were held and the entire pro gram of the Graduate School and the rules and regulations were re viewed and in many cases revised. This material is now available for everyone’s convenience and guid ance. One of the most valuable uses of such a Graduate Bulletin is to at tract good graduate students to this College. Therefore we are anxious to have the names of or ganizations or individuals who are thought to be interested or likely to be interested in our graduate program. We will therefore ap preciate having you call the Grad uate office or write the Graduate office giving the name and address of any person or organization to yhom this bulletin might be prof itably sent. Any suggestions for the im provement of the next issue of this bulletin will also be welcomed, Trotter said. JOHN WHITMORE Editor Joel Austin Managing Editor Bill Streich News Editor Frank Davis City Editor Allen Pengelly Assistant News Editor Bob Selleck Sports News Editor William Dickens Feature Editor Sorrels, Meinke Return Prof. J. H. Sorrels, supervisor of the Texas Engineering Experi ment Station’s sanitary' projects and Dr. W. W. Meinke, manager of the chomurgic research labora tory, have returned from Weslaco, where they studied citrus and veg etable -waste problems. Their studr ies consisted of treatment and che- murgic utilization. LIKE AGAIN! ... '•v- -^ - t* 9 . f ' .X- IT'S VARNISHED WITH SUPER VALSPAR VARNISH J. Paul Sheedy* Switched to Wildroot Cream-Oil and Made Big Saving on 2-iu-I Sale SHEEPY -er-Sheedy,was in ba-a-adshape—everybody Iamb-basted him about his messy hair! "You’ll get no sheepskin,” the Dean said. "Somebody’s pulled the wool over your eyes. Better comb it ba-a-ack with Wildroot Cream-Oil!” Then Paul herd about a special Wildroot 2-in-l bargain: 2 regular 29^ bottles, a 58^ value, for only 3SV—the sheepest price ever! (Non-alcoholic Wildroot contains Lanolin. Relieves dryness. Removes loose dandruff. Helps you pass the finger-nail test.) Now Sheedy has more girls than the Sheep of Araby! Get this ba-a-argain at any drug or toilet goods counter today! You won’t.get fleeced. 3k o/327 Burroughs Dr., Snyder, N. Y. Wildroot Company, Inc., Buffalo 11, N. Y. (Continued from Page 1) A review of the cadet corps of A&M will be held at 5 p. m. Oct. 10, following an inspection tour of the college. Among those on the program are Sarah Van Hoosen Jones, member of the State Board of Agriculture, Michigan College; Chancellor Grayson Kirk, acting president, Columbia University; Dr. Frank C. Hockema, vice-president and ex ecutive dean, Purdue University; Dr. E. G. Williamson, dean of stu dents, University Minnesoto. Dr. George W. Frazier, presi dent emeritus, Colorado State Col lege; Dr. E. R. Guthrie, executive officer in charge of Academic per sonnel, University of Washington; Rufus Peeples of Tehuacana, mem ber of the board of directors, A&M System; Judge Dudley K. Wood ward Jr., president, board of re gents, University of Texas. Dr. J. L. Morrill, president, Uni versity of Minnesota; Ray J. Quin- livan, regent, University of Min nesota; Dr. Francis R. Manlqve, associate secretary, American Med. ical Association; Dr. Franklin D. Murphy, dean, College of Medicine and Chancellor-elect, University of Kansas; Vernon G. Eberwine, mem ber, Board of Visitors, Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Prof. Gale W. Magee, University of Wyoming. Officers of the association are Simpson, president; Edgar Smith and James R. Westmoreland, pres ident of the Board of Visitors, The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, vice-presidents; Richard H. Block, member of the Iowa State Board of Education, secretary-treasurer. The executive committee is composed of Eber wine, Quinlivan, Warren and Philip F. Whitmore, trustee, University of Massachusetts. A HEARTY WELCOME . . . to both New and Old Students From Your Friendly Phillips 66 Dealer Courteous - Efficient Service TOM McCALL’S PHILLIPS Mi SERVICE STATION Ilwy. 6 College Station BEAT OLE MAN WEATHER! B. F. Goodrich flexible material |~WON’T let the rain keep you indoors . . . wear one of our Kor- -^oseal raincoats. These raincoats are especially durable— made to stand plenty of wear and tear. 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