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

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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
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
The President contrasted consti
tutional guarantees in America and
in Russia, saying the Russian ones
are “just as false as their treaty
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
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
The Battalion
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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
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
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
“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.
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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.
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.
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(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.
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