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    Official Paper
Of Texas A&M College
And College Station
The Battalion
See Sports
Thrill of A Lifetime
Page 5
Number 9: Volume 52
Price Five Cents
Students Sound
Favorable Opinion
Of Discipline Rule
Battalion Staff Writer
A new plan under which
commanders receive greater con
trol over their units attracted a
great deal of comment on the cam
pus yesterday. Most corps mem
bers commented favorably on the
new policy which sets down defin
ite rules on correction of under
classmen by upperclassmen.
Interviews around the campus
indicate all those who were asked
generally favored the system. Some
voiced suggestions for improve
ments or changes.
Approving the new policy, but
With some reservations, . was
George Harkrider, senior account
ing major from Eastland. “It’s
good that a definite policy on
orientation and correction has been
formulated. There have been too
many rumors about what would
and what would not be permitted.
Correction is at times needed at
yell practices and if the new rules
make such correction impossible,
they will have failed in part of
their purpose.”
“Before this new policy, an un-
perclassmen did not know whether
he would be in school the next day
or not if seen correcting a fish,”
said L. A. Walker, junior chemical
engineering major from Glade-
water. “A definite set of rules has
been needed for a long time. Heav
ier responsibility has been placed
on members of the corps where it
has been long needed.”
Disapproving parts of the new
policy was Russell Smith, senior
business major from Dallas. “All
through life men must be correct
ed and correction will not always
be made at arm’s length. Loud
shouting has always looked out of
place in correcting a subordinate.
“The new policy, as a whole is
very good and has been long need
Ashley Prather, accounting maj
or from Donna said, “It’s about
time cadet officers have a little
responsibility in running their out
fits. Discipline should come down
through the cadet officers instead
of coming down from the college
The freshmen, who will be most
affected by the new policy, were
whole-heartedly in favor of it.
“This new policy will make a
great many fish happy,” comment-
(See DISCIPLINE, Page 3)'
Draft Deferment Exams
Set for College Students
Washington, Sept. 27—(TP)—Selective service scheduled
two new qualification tests for college students who want to
become eligible for deferment from the draft.
The first test will be given Dec. 13, primarily for stu
dents whose academic year—and current draft deferment—
will end next January.
The other will be given April 24.
Applications for the Dec. 13 test must be postmarked
not later than midnight Nov. 5, and for the April 24 test
not later than midnight March 10.
Students who score 70 or better in the tests may be con
sidered by their draft boards for deferment, either on the
basis of the test score or on satisfactory rank in class.
Filing Deadline for Election
Nears; Nine Added Wednesday
Nine more students filed appli
cations yesterday for positions on
the Student Senate and Student
Life Committee bringing the total
for the week to 62. Deadline has
been set at 5 p. m. Friday and
no filings will be allowed after
that time, the Senate Election
Committee has announced.
Those who filed Wednesday were
Vernon R. Berry, senator at large;
Arvis E. Noak, senator for Dorm
8; Charles A. McNeal, senator for
Dorm 8; John M. Clifford, senator
at large; Vance B. Riley, Jr., sen
ator for Dorm 4; Vic Russek, s sen-
ator at large; Ronny F. Kasper,
senator for Dorm 4; Don R. Buch
ner, senator for Dorm 5; and Char
les R. Swarz, senator at large.
Previously Filed
These new names were added to
those of students who had filed
before Wednesday. Names of oth
er students who have filed for
Senate seats are as follows:
Eugene H. Nixon, Dorm 3; R.
N, Dobbins, Hansel C. Kenedy,
Dorm 6; Horace W. Van Cleave,
Dorm 5; Eddie Holley, at large;
Melvyn J. Kanter, at large; James
E. Hulse, Edic 0. Holland, Dorm
7; John W. DeVine, Charles A.
McNeill, Dorm 8.
James A. Damon, Guy C. Jack-
son, Dorm 9; Jaul J. Sanders, John
H. Winn, John D. Coleman, Dorm
10; James P. Van Way, Robert' Eugene C. Smith, T. J. Wood,
Fowler, Dorm 12; John T. Halsell,
Wylie L. Briscoe, Dorm 14; John
T. Poyner, Dorm 15; Freddy
Adickes, Dorm 16.
Edward B. Dobbins, Dorm 17;
Bernard Lemmons, Hart Hall; Par
nell Russell, Mitchell Hall; James
R. Stevenson, Milner Hall; Doyle
F. Lowrey, Law Hall; Don Young,
Charles McCullough, Carroll C.
Jones, Day Student.
Courses Open For
BAFB Personnel
A&M is now offering two night
classes to officers and airmen at
Bryan AFB. Tuition for these cour
ses will be paid by the government.
The courses, freshman algebra
and English, are conducted on
Tuesday and Thursday night each
week. The class sessions will last
one and one-half hours each night.
The night sessions begins a
lengthy education program set up
by the base Education and Infor
mation office headed by Lt. P. D.
Garey and M/Sgt. G. Plank. The
program was initiated at Bryan
AFB by base adjutant Maj. Wil
liam Greenwood.
Model Railroad
Doors to Public
Club Opens
Battalion Feature Editor
The Aggieland Model Railroad
Club will open it’s doors to the
general public for the first time
tonight in the form of an open
house at 8 in the basement of
Buion Hall.
Visitors at the showing will have
iheir first opportunity to see the
dub’s 30 foot regular railroad
system, built to a model scale,
tdiich runs similar to railroad sche
Adding a realistic touch to the
model railroad, the HO scale equip
ment includes model farm and
city buildings, an airport, oil field,
and a ship harbor.
Planned to Scale
All of the material in the dis
play was planned and built to an
exact scale model by the club mem
bers, according to Maj. C. L. Tho
mas, member of the club.
At the present time, the club
members are planning a second
model railroad system to be con
structed in the 100’ x 60’ basement.
Although continuous changes and
improvements are being made on
the project, the track will be laid
over an 80 foot area with a com
plete landscape of city and farm
buildings, Maj. Thomas said.
In addition to the open house
tonight, the club will sponsor a
model railroad display in the front
showcase of the MSC all next
Diesel Unit Train
Included in the MSC display will
be a 16’ model train with, diesel
units of the General Motors E-7.
The train is an exact replica of
model scale of the Sunbeam, which
is seen daily in College Station, ac
cording to Maj. Thomas.
Owned by J. E. Anderson, sec
retary of the Houston Model Rail
road Club, the model Sunbeam has
an estimated value of $15,000. The
engine alone cost $900, Maj. Tho
mas said.
In addition to the train, other
model locomotives and cars of An
derson’s collection will be on dis
play in the showcase.
“Our club is very proud of the
display we have planned for the
students of A&M and we are very
grateful for the opportunity to
display a part of Mr. Anderson’s
valuable train collection,” Maj.
Thomas said.
Outstanding Club
Although a comparatively new
club on the campus, the Aggieland
Model Railroad Club is becoming
recognized as one of the more out
standing on the campus.
Begun last September, the group
was first formed for the purpose
of building a complete model scale
railroad to put on display at this
year’s State Fair in Dallas.
When the college decided the
railroad display would not be used
this year, as it was last year, the
club members continued with their
hobby of building scale models,
which has resulted in forming one
of the top organizations on the
The equipment, which the club
members use for their projects,, is
that originally owned by the col
lege, equipment used in the State
Fair exhibit last year, and mater
ials which individual members have
purchased themselves.
The club meets every Friday
night at 7:30 and is open to all
persons who have an interest in
building model scale railroads, Maj.
Thomas said. Ot the present time,
membership consists of business
men and faculty members in addi
tion to students, he added.
“The general public is invited to
attend the open house tonight and
may enter the basement through
the back door of Guion Hall,” Maj.
Thomas said.
Cleon Bellomy, senior architect
ural major from Bryan, is presi
dent of the organization which wel
comes all interested persons to be
come members.
Vet Village; Lawrence R. Tanner,
Jr., William H. Morley, College
View, Bruce M. Miller, Neil Sto
vall, B. G. Lew-is, Lewis Riggan,
J. Don Lyles, Ralph L. Shannahan,
Dennis Zahn, at large.
E. D. Francis, Baxter Honeycutt,
O. C. “Putter” Jarvis, Warren M.
Pierce, W. E. Montgomery, Bobby
Jones, Grady L. Smallwood, Char
les A. Gary, C. C. Bellomy, at
large; Ted M. Stephens, Dorm 1;
Jack L. Morris, Dorm 8; and Ar-
lie Winn, Dorm 3.
In contrast to the large number
of students filing for positions on
the Senate, only three have applied
for vacancies as non-corps repre
sentatives on the Student Life
These students are: John P.
Davis, Joe Max Word and Hay
den I. Jenkins.
Ballots Distributed Oct. 3
Ballots will be distributed in the
dorm areas Oct. 3. First sergeants
in the Corps area dorms and the
housemaster in the non-corps area
dorms will be responsible for dis
tribution and collection of ballots
in their respective areas.
Special representatives have
been selected to handle the ballots
in Vet Village and College View.
Candidates desiring to have their
election platforms printed in The
Battalion must have their state
ments in the ^Student Activities
Office between 8 a. m. Friday and
Saturday noon. These statements,
which will be limited to 50 words
in length, wall appear in The Bat
talion beginning Monday.
Truman Signs New Bill
To Draft Married Men
Washington, Sept. 27 — 'A*) —
President Truman yesterday signed
new draft regulations which make
childless married men eligible for
military service.
The Presidential action also
makes other changes in selective
service rules in keeping with the
draft law passed by Congress last
June. They range from including
some aliens in the draft to lowering
the volunteer age limit.
Of major effect, however, is the
permission to draft childless mar
ried men, a change Selective Serv
ice officials believe will make 500,-
000 men formerly deferred eligible
for duty. Brig. Gen. Louis Ren
frew, acting director of Selective
Service, said about 200,000 of this
total may be drafted.
The new rules are for the guid
ance of local draft boards. Selec
tive Service has said a few of them
St. Joseph Drive
In Second Week
The drive for raising a total of
$200,000 for the erection of a new
addition to St. Joseph Hospital in
Bryan enters its second week to
Over $50,000 has been pledged
and contributed in the drive to
date. The campaign is scheduled to
continue for another three weeks.
St. Joseph Hospital is run by The
Sisters of St. Francis on a non
profit basis. The sisters came to
Bryan 17 years ago. As a non
profit institution, St. Joseph is
eligible for public funds set aside
to help build hospitals where they
are most needed.
Survey Conducted
In a survey made by the Inter-
City Committee two years ago, it
was discovered that Brazos County
had only half the minimum number
of hospital beds the county needs.
In an appeal to the Sisters, the
committee learned the Order of St.
Francis would donate $200,000 to
ward the hospital, in addition to
the ground upon which the addi
tion is to be constructed. It is
Hugh Dane Lanktree
This 22-year-old freshman from
Buenos Aires, Argentina, who
measures 6 feet 9 inches from
top to bottom, may get some les
sons in basketball before long.
(See story on page 5)
Intramural Message Center
Gift From Class of 1951
An intramural message center
which will serve the freshmen and
non-corps dorm areas, has been
given to the school by the Class
of ’51.
The message center will be
placed in front of Sbisa Mess Hall
and inscribed “Donated By The
Class of ’51”, or similar words.
In a letter received by Spike
White, Dare Keelan, president of
the Class of ’51, said that the
gift “would not only be a memorial
to our class, but an addition and
help to Texas A&M. To be able to
give something to help our school
to grow and prosper, and not only
to take away from her those things
she has to offer, is important to
me and my class.”
Barney Welch, director of intra
mural athletics, said “he is very
proud” the Class of ’51 has seen
fit to donate their money for an
intramural message center.
“It is one of the most usable
gifts that could have been given
and will be placed where people
can see it. We really have great
need for it and the structure will
save much trouble in the distribu
tion of messages going to the
freshman and non-corps area.”
Plans are now being drawn up
for the message center which will
resemble and serve the same pur
pose as the one in front of Dun
can Mess Hall.
Keelan, president of the Class of
’51 is now in the Air Force and
is taking cadet pilot training.
Parking Areas
Set for Home
Football Games
Parking areas for cars dur
ing home football game week
ends have been designated by
Fred Hickman, chief of Cam
pus Security.
Included in the parking areas,
will be all college streets, the area
west of Law Hall parking lot,
across the street on the softball
diamond, and the area west of
Clark Street (between the tennis
courts and The Grove).
The trailer area north of Kyle
Field, and the old Infantry Drill
field behind Duncan Mess Hall
will also be used for parking.
No one will be allowed to park
on the main parade ground, Hick
man said.
“Due to sell-out crowds for the
home games this year, students
are requested to leave their cars
in the parking lots and comply
with all traffic rules,” the cam
pus security chief emphasized.
Along with, the usual Campus
Security force, additional help will
be used with the employment of
students to help direct traffic,
Hickman added.
hoped the state will contribute
$400,000 toward the erection of
the new hospital addition, Bryan
officials said.
Six committees are operating in
the county in an attempt to reach
the goal. The Business and Pro
fessional Committee is soliciting in
Bryan. Bernard Swindler is chair
man of the committee.
Memorial Rooms
George Adams is chairman of
the Memorial Committee which
contacts persons desiring a mem-
omial in their name or the name of
a friend or loved one.
The Medical Committee, headed
by Dr. Henry Harrison, is solicit
ing from the local doctors. '
On the whole, response from
local physicians has been excellent,
according to Dr. F. C. Bolton, gen
eral chairman for the fund drive.
A Family Committee for Bryan,
headed by J. E. Vincent, has been
appointed to contact families in
Bryan. Likewise, a Family Com
mittee for College Station, headed
by Hershel Burgess, has been ap
The last committee soliciting aid
is the Committee for Brazos Coum
ty. Chairman is W. R. McCullough.
already have been reclassifying
childless married men.
To prevent last-minute claims
for deferment “based only on the
registrant’s opinion that his wife
recently has become pregnant,” the
new law clearly defines “child.”
Under the amended law, “child”
means an infant from date of con
ception. A man may obtain defer
ment only if his doctor says a
child has been conceived before the
draftee is ordered to report for in
New Regulations
The new regulations for the first
time also:
• Make aliens living permanent
ly in the United States liable for
the draft. They are exempt only
if they are citizens of one of the
20 countries having military ex
emption treaties with the U. S., or
if they are diplomatic personnel.
Under the old law, aliens could
not be drafted unless they had
taken out first citizenship papers.
• Allow 17-year-olds to volun
teer with the written consent of
parent or guardian. The former
age limit was 18.
• Force conscientious objectors
to do some work of national im
portance for two years if physi
cally able. All must take physical
examinations, and if a conscien
tious objector is found not “physi
cally or mentally qualified for mil
itary service, he should not be re
quired to perform work in lieu of
• Spread the draft more evenly
through age groups to prevent too-
heavy call-up of young men. Ren
frew said in some cases draft
boards have dipped deeply into
younger age groups while pools
of older men were available.
• Lower physical standards to
those of January 1945—the lowest
point in World War II—and reduce
mental requirements.
• Provide for calling up doctors
according to length of prior mili
tary service rather than by age.
Those who have served the short
est period would be called first.
• Add “pharmacy, chiropractic,
: or chiropody” to “medicine, dentist-
! ry, veterinary medicine, osteo-
: pathy, optometry” in the provisions
for special consideration to stu
dents in the healing arts.
Dr. E. R. Guthrie
Dr. E. R. Guthrie will deliver an
address at A&M Oct. 11. Exec
utive officer in charge of Aca
demic Personnel, University of
Washington, he will speak at the
annual meeting of the Associa
tion of Governing Boards of
State Universities and Allied In
stitutions to be held here Oct.
First Performance Saturday
Aggie Band -W hat Makes It Go
Football halftime activities that group goes through the routine, Colonel Adams was forced to ask
thousands of Southwest Conference making necessary changes and the band to practice in the rain
fans see the Aggie band perform works out any rough spots that on Monday and Tuesday. This is
each week have their beginning may develop
with tiny dolls lined up on a table Tuesday afternoon again finds
in the home of Col. E. V. Adams. the Aggie marching contingent on
Between these dolls on the table the field practicing without in-
and the spectacular stunts the struments. The entire routine is
football fans see each week are worked out. completely before in-
many hours of hai'd work on the struments are ever used,
part of the band and Colonel 1 On Wednesday at 4 p. m. they
Adams. go through all music to be used on
After a basic idea has been Saturday. At 5 p. m. practice with
worked out with models, the plans instruments begins. This usually
are transferred to large charts of brings new difficulties which must
the football field drawn to scale, be ironed out before game time
I These charts are marked out to Saturday.
Thursday and Friday find the
band on the field going over and
over the routine they will use.
If the game is out of town
Thursday is the last practice day
they get. For home games one
extra day of practice is used.
At the Texas Tech game this
the first time this has ever been
necessary, says Colonel Adams.
Morning practices will be substi
tuted in the future if extra prac
tice is necessary, he said.
This year the band is composed
of 170 members and three drum
majors, marching in formation 10
files wide and 17 ranks long. The
Freshman Band has 125 members
the largest Fish Band in A&M’s
ed by Colonel Adams.
The Fish Band will play for
all Aggie freshman home games
and is expected to make the trip
to Austin for the annual game
with the TU freshman. There are
possibilities of other out of town
trips for the Fish Band, Colonel
Adams said.
The Aggie Band is a voluntary
organization which receives no pay
except their transportation to the
games. Each year the group plays
for reviews held on the campus
and give an annual concert from
G. W. “Doggy” Dalston, president of the Class of ’52, led the Sen
iors in their first meeting of the year Monday night, Dalston
is also commander of the Infantry Regiment’with the rank of
Cadet Lt. Colonel.
j correspond to the thirty-inch step
{ the band will take. Music is fitted
to the designs and the marching
j patterns are then worked out.
Basic plans completed on pap
er, the entire band begins work
on the stunt. On Monday after
noon of the week preceding the
game the band meets in the
practice room on the top floor
of Dorm 11. From 4-5 p. m. the
group rehearses music to be
used and has halftime plans out
lined orally.
Commander of the Consolidated the lawn of the presidents home on
Band is V. E. Burch of Liberty. Mother’s Day. At parades this
The Maroon Band is headed by year they will play the songs of
Lowell Holmes of Donna and the various military services when
White Band by Grover Ellisor of playing before the reviewing stand.
Dallas. The Freshman Band is led “The band has gotten off to
by Frank Cheaney of Coppers Cove, a fine start this year,” says Col-
The men who lead the band onto
the field are Consolidated Band
Drum Major, James Rogers of Tex-
week in Dallas the band will spell arkana; Maroon Band Drum Major
out “TECH” and then TAMC fac- R. L. Robinson of Gladewate; and
onel Adams. Every man is show
ing a fine spirit. This year’s
group should be one of the best
ever,” he added.
Colonel Adams, who is a mem-
ing both sides of the field at once. White Band Drum Major Grover ber of the Class of ’29, lived in
From this formation they will shift Ellisor. Bryan during his boyhood and re-
into a salute to the host city of Traveling by bus to all except members watching the band prac-
Dallas. Leaving the field the band the Arkansas game, the band will tice then. The band master’s big-
At 5 p. m. the band moves to will march in two block T’s. This follow the team to every game. The gest ambiton was to one day be a
the drill field which the Athletic formation is new this year. group will go to Fayetteville, Ark.
Department keeps marked off for To insure high quality of the by train. Several invitatons for
the band east of Dorm 11. The band’s performance this weekend, other out-of-town trips are expect-
member of the Aggie band—he
achieved his ambition, and then
Coach George
To Address QB
Club Tonight
Coach Ray George will addresf
the Quarterback Club at its first
meeting of the year tonight at
7:45 in the Assembly Hall.
Movies of the A&M-UCLA game
will be shown. Last week’s winner
of the Quarterback Club contest,
A. D. Graham, will be presented
two free tickets to the Aggie-Texas
Tech game to be played in the
Cotton Bowl Saturday night.
The Quarterback Club and con
test are open to the public. No ad
mission or entry fee is charged.
Its aims are developing interest
and support of the football team
and its coaching staff.
Coach George is serving his in
itial year at the Aggie helm. Be
fore coming to A&M George coach
ed the line at Southern California.
In his college days, George starred
as a 260-pound lineman for South
ern Cal.
He later played professional
football with the Detroit Lions and
the Philadelphia Eagles. As a naval
officer during World War II,
George served in the Guam-Saipan
campaigns and played football with
the Iowa and St. Mary’s pre-flight
Advertising space purchased by
Bryan and Colege Station business
men, who are interested in further
ing team support and interest,
make it possible for The Battalion
to sponsor the club and the con
These firms are Sanitary Farms
Dairies; A&M Grill; J. C. Penny
Co.; Lack’s Associate Store; Par-
ker-Astin Hardware Co.; Cade
Motor Co.; McCall’s Phillips 66
Service Station; Kelley’s Coffee
Shop; American Laundry & Dry-
Morris Frank, columnist for the
Houston Chronicle, will address the
October 2 meeting of the Quar
terback Club. Movies of Satur
day’s clash between Texas Tech
and A&M will be shown at this
Program Sellers Needed
For A&M-Tech Contest
Additional football program sell
ers are needed for the A&M-Tex-
as Tech game in Dallas Saturday
night, Roland Bing, director of
Student Publications, said Wednes
day afternoon.
Interested students should con
tact Bing in the Student Publica
tions office on the second floor of
Goodwin Hall immediately.