The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 26, 1951, Image 1

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    Official Paper
Of Texas A&M College
And College Station
NumberS: Volume 52
The Battalion
See Corps
Regulation Changes
Page 2
Price Five Cents
40 Enter Race
For Fall Elections
Twenty-two more names were
added Tuesday to the list of candi
dates filing for student senator
and student life committee, bring
ing the total that have filed to 40.
The supplimented list includes
Dennis Zahn, Ralph Shannahan,
Don Lyles, Lewis Riggan, B. G.
Lewis, Neil Stovall, Robert Fowler,
James Van Way, Bruce Miller,
Melvyn Ranter, Charles McCul
lough, Eugene Smith, Horace Van
Cleve, and Hansel Kennedy.
Also on the ballot will be John
Devine, Guy Jackson, John Cole
an, John Halsell, Wylie Briscoe,
Freddy Adickes, Edward Dobbins,
and Bobby Jones.
Applications for filing for the
positions must be completed and
submitted to the Student Activ
ities office by 5 p. m. Friday for
the name to appear on the ballot
to be distributed Oct. 3.
Qualifications For Offices
Qualifications for both the sen
ate and the student life committee
are the candidate must have a 1.0
Corps Officers
Visit TSCf
All College Nile
Six representatives of the
corps of cadets made a jour
ney to TSCW in Denton
Thursday to attend an all
college night meeting.
Those attending the affair were
C. L. Ray Jr., corps chaplain and
social secretary of the senior class;
Eric Carlson, cadet colonel of the
corps; Bob Dunn, corp adjutant
and vice-president of the senior
corps;class; Ken Wiggins, corps
executive officer and student enter
tainment manager; John Tapley,
senior yell leader; and Pete Har
desty, business manager of stu
dent activities.
The group was invited to at
tend all-college night at TSCW by
Mary Beard, president of the sen
ior class. They left here at noon
Thursday and upon arrival were
escorted'to an assembly of’the stu
dent body at the all-college night
affair, after having supper with
officers of the senior class at
At the assembly students of the
college presented skits for each of
the events to be held there this
year. John Tapley and Bob Dunn
acted as yell leaders in leading the
student body in three yells and the
Aggie War Hymn.
At a meeting later that night
corps trip plans were discussed
and the Aggie-Tessie relationship
was also a point of discussion.
The group returned Friday at
noon, after having breakfast with
the senior class officers.
grade point ratio, be a resident of
the area from which elected, a
classified sophomore attended
A&M at least two consecutive se
mesters prior to election, and have
intention of remaining in school
for remainder of office term.
Ballots will be distributed in the
Corps area dorms by the branch
first sergeants and in the non
corps dorms by the housemaster.
Special representatives of the elec
tion committee have been selected
to distribute the ballots in Vet
Village and College View.
Same People Responsible
The same people will be re
sponsible for picking up and de
livering the ballots to the Student
Activities office following the elec
This year, candidates will have
the opportunity of having their
election platforms printed in The
Battalion. The campaign speech
must not be over 50 words in
length and it must be turned in to
the Student Activities office be
tween 8 a.m. Friday and noon
These statements will appear in
a series in The Battalion beginning
with Monday’s edition.
House Delivery
Held Up By
Mail Boxes
Mail boxes and house num
bers must be up before house-
to-house mail delivery can be
gin, according to Joe Sorrels,
president of the College Sta
tion Chamber of Commerce.
The Kiwanis Club will make a |
survey of the community in a short!
time, Sorrels said. Dr. T. 0. Wal- ■
ton, College Station post master, j
will use the survey as a basis for j
his report to the Federal Post Of
fice Department.
The city has received authoriza
tion to begin house-to-house house
mail delivery as soon as mail
boxes and house numbers are up,
Dr. Walton has informed city of
Persons not knowing their house
numbers may obtain that informa
tion from City Hall. Mail boxes
may be erected on the outside of
the house, about three feet above
the ground. There is no require-
ment to the type of mail box.
“Some people have gotten the
idea mail boxes must be erected
on one side of the street only,”
Sorrels said. “This is not true,”
he explained “they are to be placed
in front of the houses on both
sides of the street.”
Russ Morgan Vocalist
First Town Haller
TexBeneke Continues
Using 10-Year Old Sax
Battalion News Editor
Maybe it’s a superstition, but
when Tex Beneke, master of the
saxophone, and his orchestra ap
pear in Guion Hall Oct. 8 for the
first Town Hall presentation of the
year, members of the audience will
notice the leader playing the old
est, most battered musical instru
ment in the entire orchestra.
“A good sax is like a good pipe,”
Beneke says. “That’s why I can’t
feel at home with another instru
Beneke originally paid $200 for
the instrument some 10 years ago.
Since that time, he has spent over
$750 having it repaired.
Originally a member of the fam
ous Glenn Miller orchestra, the
present leader took over the group
in January, 1946 when it was
learned that Miller was missing in
Beneke could have formed his
own orchestra during the early
part of his entertainment career,
but chose to remain with the
Miller group.
“Leading a band has always been
my ambition,” Beneke explains,
“but I realized it would be vir
tually impossible to duplicate the
magnificent musical machine Glenn
had built.”
Following Miller’s death, Beneke
was askked to carry on the band.
Pupil and Instructor
With the permission of Mrs. Mil
ler many of the original Miller
arrangements were adopted and
the new aggregation set to work.
Their first engagement, at the
Capitol theater in New York,
was a smashing success. They
broke every box office record in
the 26 year history of the thea
From that time on, it was only
a matter of filling requests for
their performances.
In addition to their engagement
at the Capitol, Beneke’s group has
appeared in such famous spots as
the Hotel Statler in New York, The
Palladium in Los Angeles and the
Michigan Theater in Detroit. His
orchestra records for MGM and
has appeared in several movie
shorts produced by RKO, MGM and
Beneke was born in Fort Worth
Feb. 14, 1914. By the time he was
nine, the musical “bee’ had stung
him, and he persuaded his par
ents to buy him a saxophone.
When he was 13, he played in
the school ROTC band and later
formed a trio which included
Ben Hogan, who played the
drums. Hogan, at that time, had
not gained fame as a golfer.
At the age of 14, Beneke bought
a clarinet but didn’t have to take
lessons. Instead, he worked out his
own fingering system which he
still uses.
Featured performers with the
Beneke aggregation are vocalists
Shirley Raymond and Bill Ray
Good Tickets Left
For Tech Contest
Student tickets for the Texas
Tech game at Dallas Saturday
night will be on sale at the
athletic office and in Dallas
until 6 p. m. Wednesday.
Approximately 700 reserved
seat tickets on the 50 yard line
are still on sale. These tickets
will be sold here until 12 noon
Student tickets are priced at
$1.20 and reserved and guest
tickets are $3.60.
Teague Requests A&M
Be Deferred in UMT
Lovely to look at, smooth listening, Manon will be the feature
vocalist with Russ Morgan’s Orchestra which will play for a three
hour dance the night of the Baylor game, October 27. Prior to
the dance will be a one hour concert in Guion Hall.
Washington, Sept. 26—GP)—A
Texas congressman yesterday urg
ed that A&M students be exempt
from the Universal Military Train
ing Act.
The congressman—Rep. Olin
Teague of College Station—told
army officials A&M and eight
other military schools over the
country should be certified by the
| Defense Department as military
Congress provided that students
enrolled at West Point and the
Nava! Academy at Annapolis and
at military colleges certified by
the Defense Department as exempt.
The department has not certi-
| fied these yet, Teague said.
“It was clearly the intent of
! Congress,” Teague said in an in-
: terview, “that those schools which
1 for several years have been recog
nized by the army as military col
leges should receive the same
treatment as the two service aca
Johnson Joins Teague
Teague said Sen. Johnson of
Texas has joined him in urging the
Defense Department to take ac
“A great many colleges and uni
versities have reserve officer train
ing corps but there are only nine
such schools which have been des
ignated as military colleges,” he
Six Korean Veterans Added
To Military Department Stafj
Six veterans of the Korean War
are included in the ten staff addi
tions to the Military Science De
partment, according to Col. Shelly
P. Meyers, PMS&T.
Maj. W. R. Herdner, new assist
ant artillery instructor, was among
the first troops to arrive in Korea.
An assistant G-4 of the 24th In
fantry Division, Maj. Herdner land
ed in the third plane to be flown
into Korea with Army troops on
July 2, 1950..
A native of Colorado, Maj.
Herdner entered the Army in 1940
after he, was graduated from Colo
rado A&M. During World War II,
he served 18 months in the Euro
pean Theater with the Eighth
Corps Artillery and later with
SHEAF Headquarters. For his ser
vices he was awarded the Legion
of Merit and the Bronze Star
Other new military personnel
who fought the Korean War are
Master Sgt. C. R. Nelson, sgt.
maj. of the military science de
partment; Master Sgt. S. L.
Copeland, armor section; Master
Sgt. W. R. Burgess, infantry
section; Master Sgt. J. F. Wise,
engineer section; Master Sgt. J.
A Wells, TOTC operations ser
Lt. Col J. W. Pavton of Clear
water, Fla. has been named the
senior engineer instructor.
A graduate of Norwich Univer-
city in 1940, Col. Paxton received
an MS degree in CE from Iowa
State College in 1948. An RA of
ficer in the Corps of Engineers
since 1941, he served in the Pana
ma and the Pacific zones during
World War II, where he command
ed an aviation engineer battalion,
and later a member of the Stra
tegic Air Command Staff.
The holder of the Bronze Star
and the Commendation Ribbon
came to A&M from Ft. Leven-
worth, where he completed a ten
month course at the Army’s Com
mand and General Staff College.
Capt. G. E. Grady, a native
Texan from Corpus Christi, has
assumed the duties of senior sig
nal corps instructor following a
month’s refresher course at the
Signal School, Ft. Monmouth.
A graduate of the University of
Texas, Capt. Grady also attended
the Army’s ultra high frequency
and radar schools. He performed
lodgistical duties with a Signal
Service Group in North Africa and
Italy during World War II.
Maj. J. W. Davis, a graduate
of Virginia Polytechnic Institute
in 1939, has been appointed the
new senior anti-air artillery in
Leaving his position as assistant
superintendent of the Virginia
Game Commission, Maj. Davis en
tered active duty in 1941 and re
turned to VPI as a ROTC instruct
In World War II, he commanded
a hospital ship and served as a
special advisor to the Army’s Hos
pital Ship Platoons in Europe. He
completed a wartime course at the
Command and General Staff Col
lege and recently returned from
Germany, where he served with the
48th AAA Battalion of the First
Infantry Division.
The newest member of the
teaching staff is Capt. H. T.
Hunter, Jr., a 1943 graduate of
the United States Military Aca
demy, and a native of Tennessee.
Aggieland Staff
Barbeque Tonight
All members of the Aggieland
’52 Staff, and those students who
are interested in working on the
yearbook, are invited to a bar
becue supper Wednesday at 6
All members who have auto
mobiles are urged to bring them
to furnish transportation to the
party. Everyone interested in
working on the annual meet at
six p.m. at the West door of
Goodwin Hall Wednesday eve
An armored officer, Capt. Hunt
came to A&M from the First Ar
mored Division at Fort Hood. Dur
ing World War II he served with
the 605th Tank Destroyer Battal
ion in Europe. He is now an in
structor of the first year Basic
Gallery Committee
Sets Art Showings
Paintings of numerous Texas
artists are scheduled for exhibi
tion by the MSC Art Gallery Com
mittee in one of the most exten
sive exhibits since its organization.
Besides the works of several
Texas artists, the committee has
arranged for the showing of 20
portraits by Guy Rowe which were
used to illustrate the book, "In
Our Image.”
Xavier Gonzales, winner of the
Nations Award for Arts and Let
ters last May, will be represented
by 20 paintings Oct. 12-26. Imagin
ary portraits of Tallulah Bankhead,
Winston Churchill, and Albert
Einstein are included in an ex
hibit of the works of the French
artist Marcel Vertes April 4-25.
Boughton Speaks
The first meeting of the local
chapter of the Junior American
Veterinary Medicine Association
was held Tuesday night in the
amphitheater of the veterinary hos
Football Program Sale
There will be a meeting of
all students who wish to sell
football programs at the Texas
Tech game this afternoon in
Room 211 Goodwin Hall at 5
Cheapest Part of a College Education ’
BookPrices Up But 10 Percent
Battalion Staff Writer
All the dealers interviewed em- handling costs are so much small- a result they are occasionally
phasized the increase in the price er. caught short and run out of a par-
of books has not been nearly as n , , . , . . ticular book. Just as often however
“Books are the cheapest part of great as the increase in most com- • y ne W ucn y P 0,nl arn ° n £ are caU ght with discontinued
a college education.” This is the modities. s the price they are paid for books bo oks on their hands and are forced
opinion of one local bookseller. ^hat have gone out of use Local
“Students here fail to realize Used Books Popular text merchants feel they do the
Hint iiiqt o Hontm- mnct have student a service when they are
‘ ^ ‘ Used books are by far the most able to take an out of date book off
popular with all students here at his hands since they make no pro-
A&M. One dealer estimated if fit at all on the sale of these books,
enough used books were available,
to take a loss on them.
New Editions—Late
student must
fine instruments,
have fine books.”
“If a dealer breaks even in his
book department he is doing good,” 8{) , , t ld
the same dealer pointed out. “Boys ^ ? u ^ nt 01 ms customeis woukl
“Hard On Bookseller”
should learn to appreciate this.”
Solid as the consensus of Aggie
prefer them.
Used books are more profitable
John England
Mrs. Clara Howard
Mrs. Howard and England go through a minuet as the MSC’s
dancing classes start again. Classes will be held every Tuesday
and Thursday from 8:45 until 9:30 p. m. for ten weeks.
Sometimes, as has been the case
in some courses this fall, new edi
tions do not come off the press in
time for the opening of school.
..rr,, . , , , It is the practice of one of the
This has been an exceptional College Station stores to buy books
year for the discontinuance of from studcnts at the wholesa i e
books, and it makes it hard on a ice from 0ct> ! until th are ad .
bookseller said one local salesman. vised by the Coll whkh bookg
Another estimates that approxi- ai . e not go ing out of use.
more than ten percent in price per cent of the current list price, b la . \c.vr i.'Vt' 6 ”. . 01 aate Despite the fact that books are
since last year, and quite a few and resell them for 67 per cent of sro at A&M last yeai. probably more expensive now than
have not increased at all. However, list. This is a considerable saving A third local merchant pointed ever before, all local booksellers
one local book merchant estimates for the student. The bookseller is out that estimation and guess were agree this school opening has been
the average price of books has also able to make a greater profit the merchants only guides to what as pleasant as any in several years
risen 25 to 50 per cent since 1946. on the sale of used because his types of books to keep in stock. As in its dealer student relationship.
opinion may be to the contrary, for the dealers as well as the buy-
the College Station booksellers all ers. It is the policy of three local
agree that no book has increased salesmen to buy used books at 50
“At each of these the students
wpar uniforms all the time and
are subject to discipline and train
ing just as are the West Point
cadets and the midshipmen. Texas
A&M recently received an excell
ent rating in an inspection by
Fourth Army Headquarters.”
The others recognized as mili
tary colleges, Teague said, but
which still lack Defense Depart
ment certification for exemption
from the UMT program are:
Clemson College and the Citadel
in South Carolina, Pennsylvania
State College, Virginia Military In
stitute, Virginia Polytechnic In
stitute, Kemper Military Academy,
Boonville, Mo., Brown Military In
stitute, San Diego, Calif., and New
Mexico Military Institute.
Teague said he discussed the
New Loan Fund
Made Possible
By Aggie-Exes
A new student loan fund
has been put into operation at
A&M, George Long, of the
student affairs office, said to
This fund, to be known as the
Alsup and Ramsey Fund, was made
possible by two former students
who met each other overseas. They
both had received loans from the
the Former Students Loan Fund
and agreed to the usefulness of
such a fund.
Deciding that another fund was
necessary, they contributed $60
toward the formation of the new
The Student Loan Fund, whose
office is on the first floor of Good-
Avin Hall, is open three days a week
to all students who wish to borrow
$50, or lesser amounts. There are
no questions asked or require
ments to be met to obtain a loan
from this fund which last year
lent approximately $65,888. The
average loan from this fund Avas
There is no interest collected on
these loans whose repayment per
iods are 30 days in length, with
possible renewals.
For students desiring a loan for
more than $50, the Former Stu
dents Association has such a fund.
However, before a student can se
cure a loan from this source, a
sound need must be given, a
healthy financial condition must
be exhibited, and the student must
have a 1.5 grade point ratio.
Although the loans are for an
indefinite period, an interest rate
of four per cent is charged to make
up for any losses in the fund.
matter about a month ago with
Mrs. Anna Rosenberg, assistant
secretary of defense in charge of
Last night, President M. T.
Harrington informed The Bat
talion, the college was working
on this matter and final approv
al was pending.
“College officials are aware
of this provision in the Univer
sal Military Training Act, which
grants certain privileges to stu-
lents enrolled in an officer pro
curement program. All that is
lacking is for the Secretary of
Defense to give his certification
on this matter,” President Har
rington added.
He also said he felt the ap
proval of this proposal will come
in the near future.
“She told me A&M ivould be
promptly certified,” Teague contin
“The next day her office called
me to say she had left for Europe
and that further study ivould have
to be made of the situation before
the certification could be made.”
Teague said Senator Lyndon B.
Johnson (D-Tex) has joined him in
urging the Defense Department to
take action in the matter.
QB Club Meets
Tomorrow, Ray
George Speaks
Coach Ray George will be
the Quarterback Club speaker
at the first meeting of the
year at 7:45 tomorrow night.
Movies of the A&M - UCLA
game will be narrated by Coach
A. D. Graham of Bryan, was last
week’s winner of the Quarterback
Club contest. He ivill receive two
free tickets to the Aggie-Texas
Tech game to be played in tha
Cotton Bond Saturday night.
Graham picked five out of the
six winners, missing the Kansas
U upset of TCU. Only one other
contestant, Bob Blum, Law Hall,
picked five winners. Graham edged
Blum by making a more accurate
prediction of the score. '
Next iveek’s winner ivill get two
tickets to the Oklahoma game,
to be played on Kyle Field, the
night of Oct. 6. Contest entries
may be mailed, delivered to the
Battalion office, or deposited in a
box located in the MSC.
The Quarterback Club’s aims are
dei'eloping interest and support
of the football team and its coach*
ing staff.
Five MSC Staff
Promotions Made
Battalion Assistant News Editor
Five new promotions have been
made in the MSC administrational
staff J. Wayne Stark, director, said
Those receiving promotions are
Miss Teresa Tunnell, foods di
rector; Miss Betty Bolander, pro
gram consultant; Mrs. Elaine Les
ter, bowling alley manager; and
Malcolm Thomas, assistant to the
Miss Tunnell, former assistant
food director, took over her job in
June. Hers is the responsibility of
arranging and managing all five
foods sendees of the Center. These
services include the Fountain Room,
Coffee Shop, Dining Room, catering
service, and food service to the
guest rooms.
To aid her in her duties, Miss
Tunnell has from 75 to 100 employ
ees. Even with this help, she often
has to work 12 to 16 hours each
day to see that all arrangements
for the next day’s work are com
Miss Tunnel is a graduate of
TSCW where she majored in foods.
After graduation, she became a
foods service officer in the Army
lyhere she spent 18 months over
seas in the South Pacific.
Born in Stevenville, Miss Tun
nell came to A&M last year from
Washington, D. C. where she was
employed by Government Services
Incorparted as cafe manager for
the Department of Labor.
“Promoted to program consul
tant, Miss Bolander ivill work with
me in special student activities and
as advisor to the enterainment
committee,” Stark said. “She will
also assist student, faculty, and
social organizations in the planning
and preparation of banquets and
Born in Brighton, Michigan, Miss
Bolander did undergraduate work
at Michigan State ivhere she re
ceived a degree in psychology and
philosophy. From Michigan, she
ivent to Denver, Colo., ivhere she
enrolled at Denver University’s
graduate school to study Child
ren’s theater and music.
Miss Bolander came to A&M in
September of 1950 as an assistant
to Mrs. Ann Hilliard, social and
educational director for the MSC.
The new manager of the MSC
Boivling Alley is Mrs. Elaine Les
ter, previous supervisor and host
ess of the Coffee Shop and Dining
Room. She has approximately 20
employees to aid her in her work
of keeping the alleys in good re
pair, maintaining and buying
equipment, and managing the bowl
ing center.
The wife of Daughitt Lester, she
is active in social organizations,
Veteran’s Wives Club ivhere she
ivas secretary last year. “How
ever,” she says my main interest
is my daughter Suzanne and in
helping Daughitt graduate ivith a
degree in agricultural engineer
Thomas Gets Promotion
Early in the summer, Thomas
was promoted from building super,
intendent to the post of assistant to
the director. He is responsible for
making necessary sound, lighting,
electronic equipment, and furni
ture arrangements for social events,
happening in the center.
He is also in charge of all art
work, and advertising in the center.
“With this fine group of per
sonnel in charge of operating the
Center for the maximum enjoyment
of the students, faculty, and resi
dents of the community, I feel
that the MSC’s second year of
operation ivill be a success,” con
cluded £tark.