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    Official Paper
Of Texas A&M College
And College Station
The Battalion
Published by The Students
Of Texas A&M
For 73 Years
Number 21: Volume 52
Price Five Cents
Rise Stevens Show Is
Second Town Hall
Feature Tonight
Rise Stevens, one of the world's
most outstanding- concert singers,
will present a recital at the second
Town Hall program tonight at 8
in Guion Hall.
Miss Stevens, who is said to
have a pair of the world’s ten
most beautiful eyes, has had her
popularity grow with the public,
from season to season. Her fame
now extends to all fields of enter
tainment—concert, opera, radio,
motion pictures, and recordings.
On her program will be some
well known Negro Spirituals:
“Oh, What a Beautiful City”,
“Were You There,” and “My
Good Lord Done Been Here”. She
will also sing exerpts from “Car
men”, “Havavera”, “Seguidills”,
and “Gypsy Song.” Handel’s “He
Shall Feed His Flock” from “The
Messiah” will be the first num
ber on the program.
She was born in New York City
and has been singing since she
was ten years old. She studied
music at the Julliard School of
Music on a scholarship, and then
went to Europe to study music at
the Guttheil-Schoder Music School.
In 1936 Miss Stevens made her
operatic debut at the Prague Opera
House, in the title role of “Mig-
non.” Following this performance,
she sang opera in Vienna, Cairo,
and at the Teatro Colon in Buenos
She has appeared with most
of the world’s leading opera com
panies such as the Metropolitan
Opera, the San Francisco Opera
Co., the Paris Grand Opera, The
Vienna State Opera, and many
Mis Stevens starred in such pic
tures as “The Chocolate Soldier”,
“Carnegie Hall” and the Academy
Award winning “Going My Way”.
She refused long-term movie con
tracts because her work and time
in opera comes first, she claims.
Once each year she makes a
standing winter engagament at the
Metropolitan Opera House in New
York, where she appears in her
famous roles such as “Carmen,”
“Der Rosenkavalier,” “Mignon,”
“Sampson and Delilah.”
Miss Stevens is heard regular
ly on leading national radio
programs, such as Voice of Fire
stone, the Carnegie Hall pro-
grom, the Railroad Hour, Har
vest of Stars, and others. She
has had her own radio program,
the “Prudential Family Hour.”
She records for RCA Victor and
Columbia Records. Miss Stevens
recording bosses accredit her with
being the highest selling record
ing artist in the classical field.
Not only does she hold the honor
of singing in the greatest number
of starring roles at the Met in one
season, but was also chosen as one
of the 10 best dressed women in
the country. Miss Stevens was also
named one of the country’s out
standing career women and moth
Texas University Tops
Ags on AP Football Poll
Based On AP Release They replaced Notre Dame, fifth ter defeating Washington State
a week ago, and Ohio State, which last week, 42-35, received 50 first
Despite a 53-14 trouncing over was No. 9. place votes out of a total of 138
the 1 rinity, Tigers Saturday night, California was voted No. 1 team, ballots sent in by sports writers
A&M dropped from fourth to sixth Michigan State, the top team for and sportscasters.
place in the third weekly nation- the first two weeks, skidded to Michiean State hard-nressed to
the Associated Press third, as Tennessee moved into the defeat Marquette’ Saturday, 20-14
sportswriters. n 0- 2 spot
The Cadets swapped places with others in the top 10 this week:
Texas University who pushed up Georgia Tech, No. 5; Maryland
to the fourth place spot after de- No. 7, and Illinois, No. 8.
feating Oklahoma 9-7. The Aggies
defeated the Sooners last week on
Kyle Field to the tune of 14-7 to
command Southwest Conference
ratings for a week.
Baylor edged into the select
ranks of the top ten college foot
ball teams.
Another newcomer was Princeton
which placed ninth, just ahead of
the Bears.
got only 15 first place votes and
a total of 935 points.
Tennessee, which picked on un
dermanned Chattanooga to a score
of 42-13 last week, received 26
first place votes and 977 points.
In a pre-season poll, Tennessee had
been tabbed as the probable No.
1 team of the land.
Notre Dame dropped out after
suffering a 27-20 defeat at the
• hands of Southern Methodist Sat-
Coach Pappy Waldorf’s Bears, urday. Ohio State, beaten a week
winner of four straight games af- (See AP POLL, Page 3)
The story in yesterday’s Bat
talion concerning the AP poll
was erroreanous and the results
above are the correct poll which
Associated Press released last
Plans Announced For
Fort Worth Corps Trip
Plans for the cadet corps parade
and review in Fort Worth Satur
day at the first of two scheduled
Corps Trips this year were an
nounced by Corps Operation Of
ficer Billy Turner today.
The parade will assemble on the
lot east of Main Street underpass,
the same place used for the par
ade assembly area during the
Coi'ps Trip two years ago. Cadet
commanders, guidon bearers and
color guards will be required to re
port at 8:30 a.m. and all other
cadets must be present by 9 a.m.,
Turner said.
The first elements of the parade
will step off at 10 a.m.
Feature event of the Corps Trip
will be the A&M-TCU football
Student Life Meets,
Organizes for Year
Battalion Editor
The Student Life Committee
cleared the decks for action yester
day when they held their first
meeting of the year. The most
pressing item on the agenda was
the establishment of a regular
meeting date.
On a motion by Jim Martin, non
military member, Ken Wiggins was
named parliamentarian by aclaima-
tion. It will be his duty to decide
matters of constitutional practice.
Wiggins is a member from the
Student Senate.
The group decided to hold the
meeting on the third Monday of
each month. A report by the busi
ness sub-committee was heard by
the student-faculty group.
At a meeting earlier in the year,
the Business Sub-committee award
ed the contract for commencement
invitations and dance programs to
the Southern Engraving Company
of Houston.
Bids on a three year medal con
tract were postponed and the ori
ginal bids sent back to the bid-
Political Fireworks
Popping Over Nation
By Associated Press
Pre-campaign fireworks were
set off yesterday as separate Re
publican booms warmed up for
Senator Robert A. Taft, General
Dwight D. Eisenhower and Cali
fornia’s Gov. Earl Warren.
Taft is widely expected to an
nounce his candidacy at a news
conference today.
At supreme allied headquarters
in Europe, Gen. Eisenhower re
ceived an Ike-for-President button
with a smile but without any com
ment on his political intentions.
Political Convictions
Aides said Eisenhower has deep
politicel convictions, but is anxious
to avoid any statement that might
interfere with the task of bolster
ing western Europe’s defenses.
Lester Allen, chief editorial
writer for the Boston Post, pre
sented the lapel button to Ike dur
ing a luncheon attended by 16
American newsmen at Eisenhow
er’s headquarters.
The button carried the legend
“Be Right With Ike” and bore a
picture of the five-star general
against a red, white and blue back
In Seattle, Wash., scouts for
Eisenhov r er and Taft openly bid
for support at a western Republi
can conference’ while California
boosters put out feelers on behalf
of Gov. Warren.
Guy G. Gabrieison, chairman of
the Republican National Commit
tee, told the conference that a ma
jor issue in the 1952 election cam
paign will center on what he term
ed widespread corruption in the
Truman administration.
Paulson Speaks
At Lions Club
Dr. W. E. Paulson of the Agri
cultural Economics and Sociology
Department spoke to members of
the College Station Lions Club
Monday on District Governor
A member of the local club which
met in the MSC for its weekly
session, Dr. Paulson discussed the
jobs and responsibilities of district
governors of Lions International.
He also explained a few details
concerning the history and growth
of Lions International.
Carleton Chapman was admitted
to the club as a new member.
“We’re going to go after them—
no holds will be barred,” Gabriei
son said.
The GOP chairman also said em
phatically that he has no intention
of resigning his post, despite de
mands by some Republican sena
tors that he follow the example of
the Democratic National Chairman,
William M. Boyle, Jr.
Both Boyle and Gabrieison have
figured in the recent senate “in
fluence” investigations in connec
tion with loans by the govern-
mbnt’s multi-billion-dollar lending
agency, the Reconstruction Finance
Boyle unexpectedly announced
his resignation Saturday, giving
reasons of health.
President Truman said yester
day that he did not a'sk for Boyle’s
resignation, and, in fact, had not
wanted him to quit.
ders for a new estimate. This ac
tion was taken, the Business Com
mittee reported, because all of the
bids were termed “Too High.”
C. G. “Spike” White, assistant
to the dean for student activities
and secretary of the organization,
told the new members the relation
ship the Student Life Committee
had with the table, of organization
of the college.
Part of Academic Council
The committee is a student-fac
ulty committee of the Academic
Council. It is organized for the
purpose of considering policies and
procedures affecting the student
life and making recommendations
to the council on student activity
Committee members are made
up of nine faculty members and
11 students. Faculty members are
appointed by the president of the
college for terms of one year.
The student members of the or
ganization are made up of the Col
onel of the Corps, 'president of
the senior class, president of the
junior class, editor of The Battal
ion, four members of the Student
Senate and three non-military stu
dents elected for a term of one
White, as assistant dean of men
No Change Seen
More Good
By Associated Press
Texas weather was fine Monday
from Texarkana to El Paso. Tem
peratures were mostly in the 80’s.
Not a drop of rain fell.
The weather forecast was for
more of the same Tuesday.
The highest afternoon tempera
ture Monday was 95 at Presidio.
The coolest maximum was 78 at
Other readings over the state
were 86 at Amarillo and El Paso,
87 at Fort Worth, 85 at Waco, 84
at San Antonio, and 80 at Houston
and Tyler.
A little cooler weather is fore
cost for the Panhandle area Tues
day afternoon.
M Mi;
Glenn Lippman
Right halfback Lipppman races 73 yards for the
first Aggie touchdown scored against the Tigers
Saturday night, after taking a pass from quar
terback Dick Gardemal. His run broke the ice
for the Aggie scoring machine which never fail
ed to cross the goal during 2nd period.
First Production Is Hit
Capacity Crowd Jams CHS
Gym to See Kiwanis Kapers
Battalion City Editor
A capacity crowd jammed A&M
Consolidated gymnasium last night
to see the first production of Ki
wanis Kapers, a home talent show
presented by the College Station
Kiwanis Club.
Directed by C. K. Esten, faculty
sponsor for the Aggie Players, the
show combined local and college
talent to make a program which
was described as excellent.
The show got under way with
two selections by the 35 voice
A&M Consolidated High School
Chorus under the direction of
Boh Boone. A can-can dance by
four well known city men was
cancelled at the last moment, and
a medley on the piano by Miss
Betty Bolander was substituted.
Miss Bolander presented an ar
rangement of “The Man I Love”.
The audience also rose in their
seats in response to the two sons
of Coach and Mrs. Ray George.
The area in College Hills bounded by Walton
Drive and Francis Street requires that mail boxes
be erected adjacent to the street on which the
house is located. The shaded area in the artist’s
drawing shows the area where delivery will be
G'reg, 3, and Jack, 8, sang several
Aggie songs including “T h e
Twelfth Man.” Dressed in cowboy
attire, Greg and Jack were espec
ially welcomed by the younger
members of the audience.
Portraying a bewildered army
recruit, Stuart Helvey, turned in a
performance which delighted the
majority of the audience. Told in
a style all his own, Helvey deliv
ered his lines with vigor and feel
ing despite the handicap of bad
acoustics in the building.
Sue Shannon, star of the Ag
gie Players summer production
“Pinafore”, combined a lovely
stage personality with a well
trained voice to entertain the
audience with “Romance”. She
was followed on the program by
Billy Singleton, A&M student
who attempted to sell the aud
ience on the merits of “Smooth
Gin”. •
“Smooth Gin,” Singleton said,
“comes in two sizes, the high school
size and the college size.” While
illustrating the fine qualities of his
Singing Cadets
(rive Program
At State Fair
Bill Turner’s Singing Ca
dets got their 1951-52 season
underway by representing
A&M at the State Fair in Dal
las on Texas A&M System
Day, Oct. 7.
Last Monday, the Cadets enter
tained the Texas Junior College
conferees in the MSC, Wednesday,
they sang for the Association of
Governing Boards of State Univer
sities and Allied Institutions, which
met at A&M.
Turner, beginning his eighth
year as director of the group, said
that this year the Cadets will have
a much larger program than in
The expanded schedule is due
partly to the many new members of
singers this season.
Included on the agenda for the
coming months are trips to Alice,
Harlingen, and Kingsville just
prior to the Christmas holidays.
Officers for the year are Thomas
Savage, president, Harold Hughes,
vice-president, Bill Pirtle, business
manager, John Hildebrand, librari
an, and Leonard Eddy, acting re
particular brand of gin, Singleton
fell victim to intemperance. H e
reappeared in the show toward the
end of the program, and collapsed
on the stage.
Following the intermission, two
numbers were presented in rapid
succession by Aggies and another
by an A&M faculty member, H. E.
Snuggs. The Ag Singing Quartet,
composed of Harold Hughes, Tom
my Savage, Ken Wiggins, and Dale
Walston sang three number s.
Snuggs presented a “Snugg Inter
Roddy Peeples’ accordian selec
tions brought quick approval from
the audience. The Aggie was fol
lowed on the program by Wanda
Daisa, who gave two tap dance se
The only performer to receive
applause before his performance
was Boone. The Consolidated
choral director delivered two se
lections which captured the im
agination of the entire audience.
With tremendous voice control,
Boone brought smiles to almost
everyone’s lips with his rendi
tion of “The Flea”.
Wearing blue satin gowns, four
members of the choral group at
A&M Consolidated High School,
sang “Tell Me a Sttory,” and “In
the Evening.” Sara Puddy, Wan
da Goodwin, Glenda Brown, and
Louise Street made up the girl’s
quartet which has appeared before
many clubs in the community be
fore last night.
No show is complete without a
clown, and the Kiwani Kapers
filled the bill in the person of Cur
tis Harlan, who sadly played a
trombone number, competing with
numerous interuptions by Joe Sor
(See KIWANIS, Page 4)
game in TCU stadium at 2 p.m.
Saturday. The Aggies will face
their first conference opponent,
while the Horned Frogs play their
second Southwest Conference tilt.
TCU defeated Arkansas 17-7 two
weeks ago before bowing to Texas
Tech 33-19 last Saturday.
Girls from A&M’s “sister school”
TSCW will also get a holiday Sat
urday and all indications show that
hundreds of the lasses from the
Denton school will be on hand for
the occasion.
Miss Wanda Harris, recently se
lected Aggie Sweetheart for 1951-
52, will be presented at half-time
at the game in conjunction with
the band’s performance.
The Corps Staff will lead the
parade and will be followed by the
Band, Armor Regiment, Engineer
Regiment, Composite Regiment,
Seventh Regiment, Artillery Regi
ment, Infantry Regiment, First Air
Force Wing, Second Air Force
Wing, Freshman Band, and the
Freshman Regiment.
Up Main Street
The parade will proceed north
on Main Street past the reviewing
stand at the Texas Hotel, and then
turn west one block and back again
north on Houston Street to the
Court House where it will turn
east and advance to the dismissal
area at Grove Street.
The Band, color guards and guid
on bearers, instead of turning at
the Court House, will continue on
Houston Street to the Band in
strument vans where instruments,]
colors, standards, rifles and guid
ons will be loaded on the truck.
Cadets who come to the parade]
in cars have been requested by
Fort Worth officials to unload on I
Vickery Street which will be set]
aside as a reserved area for A&M;
students only. Vickery Street
meets Main at the corner where the
Pittsburg Glass Company is loca
ted, one block from the Assembly ]
Lt. Col. M. P. Bowden, assistant j
commandant, urged that cadets j
refrain from crowding back along I
Main or Houston Streets after they
are dismissed so as not to interfere
with the line of march or cause
congestion among the spectators.
Busses to Stadium
Busses marked TCU will be
parked on Main Street between
Third and Eighth Streets for
transportation to the stadium after
the parade.
For those cadets who will arrive
in Fort Worth late without time
to check baggage before the par
ade assembles, trucks will be avail
able at the assembly area to keep
luggage until after the parade.
Baggage will be picked up from
the trucks at the band instrument
loading area on Houston Street.
Details for the bi-annual Corps
Trip were arranged last week by
Corps students and Col. Bowden
who talked with Fort Worth City
officials in the City Hall there
South Texas ASME
Meet Slated Here
Mechanical engineers from all mittee has developed.
over the South Texas Section will
meet here Thursday to hold their
annual meeting of the American
Society of Mechanical Engineer’s.
On hand for the all day session
wil be men considered tops in the
engineering field. They are rep
resented by such personalities as
Prof. Carl J. Eckhardt of Texas
University. He is the national
vice president of the ASME and
is known in the state as a teach
er, consultant and working engi
Lichtenstein from New York
Dr. Joseph Lichtenstein, chair
man of the ASME Cooling Tower
Test Code Committee is coming
to the meeting from New York.
He will tell the members of. the
South Texas Chapter about the
new draft of the code that his com-
House Okehs
Measure to Aid
Washington, Oct. 16 — OP)
A bill to create three classes
of military reservists and lim
it the president’s power to
call them up was passed by
the House yesterday.
The measure was approved and
then sent to the Senate.
It would divide the reserves into
ready, standby and retired classi
fications, with the latter two liable
for active duty only in time of
war or after Congress has declared
a national emergency.
The President would have auth
ority to call the ready reserve to
active duty for a period not ex
ceeding two years. Congress would
retain the right, however, to limit
the number of ready reservists the
President could summon.
Rep. Van Zandt (R-Pa), a cap
tain in the Naval Reserve, called
the new legislation “a bill of
rights” for future reservists. The
proposed reorganization is intend
ed to give reservists definite stat
us so they will know what their
responsibilities are in times of na
tional crisis.
Arkansas Train Out; Band
To Miss Fayetteville Trip
There will be no special train for students to attend
the Arkansas-A&M football game at Fayetteville, Lt. Col. E.
V. Adams, band director, announced last night.
Without the special train, the Aggie band will not be
able to attend the game, Col. Adams indicated.
Previous requests from the band director were directed
at students who were willing to pay the fee asked for a tick
et on the special train. Two hundred commitments were
necessary before the train could be chartered.
Col. Adams said “only a few” students promised they
would be interested in making the trip on a special train.
“Although the band will have to miss this game,” Col.
Adams said, “it will give everyone a chance for a breather
during the busy schedule for this year.”
The session will get underway
at 4:30 p.m. Thursday on the sec
ond floor of the MSC when the
delegates register for the meet
ing. After registering, students
will take the guests on a tour of
the engineering facilities of the
campus. They will also visit East-
erwood Airport.
While at the college owned fly
ing field, they will go through the
A&M Wind Tunnel. Moving back
on the campus they will inspect
the A. C. Network Calculator in
the Electrical Engineering Build
ing. Water Cooling tower research
facilities and fan testing labora
tories will also be shown the guests.
Final items on the tour will be
an inspection of the Ordnance
gage laboratory and heat pump
The hour preceeding the 7 p.m.
banquet, the members and guests
will have a social opportunity on
the second floor lounge of the
MSC to meet informally the hon
ored guest of the meeting.
No speakers will be scheduled
for the banquet which will be held
in the Assembly Room. Ruling
out a dinner speaker was done be
cause the technical sessions will be
(See ASME MEET, Page 4)
Meyers to Speak
At ASCE Meeting
Boyd S. Meyers, consultant en
gineer from Houston, will speak
before the student chapter ASCE
Tuesday after yell practice. The
subject of his talk will be “Welded
Steel Construction.”
Meyers has been an engineer in
Houston for many years, partici
pating in the design of many im
pressive buildings in the city, said
Bob Brown, president of the A&M
ASCE chapter.
TOUGH LUCK Department: It’s
a shame the poor sophomores on
the West wing of Duncan Mess
Hall don’t have movie star visitors
every night, or at least once a week
so they can get a rest from the
regular chore of supplying their
table with water.
Seniors eager for a close up
view of the young starlets who vis
ited our campus last week grac
iously took advantage of an ex
cuse to go near the Hollywood vis-
itor’s table, and made sure every
one at their table drank lots of
.four year old College View lass to
a five year old neighborhood boy
friend, “Let’s play house.”
His reply: “LeVs play like it’s
morning and I’m getting ready to
go to class and you are getting
ready to go to work ...”
My, but don’t they like to fol
low papa and mama’s example!