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The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 16, 1951, Image 1

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Official Paper Of Texas A&M College And College Station D. B. COFFER COLLEGE ARCHIVxST STUDENT MEMORIAL CENTER F E 3*COPIES The Battalion PUBLISHED DAILY IN THE INTEREST OF A GREATER A&M COLLEGE Published by The Students Of Texas A&M For 73 Years Number 21: Volume 52 COLLEGE STATION (Aggieland), TEXAS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1951 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 Aires. 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 others. 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 ers. 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 night. 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 V# By JOHN WHITMORE 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 ground. 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 Week. 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 Corporation. 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 matters. 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 year. White, as assistant dean of men (See LIFE COMMITTEE, Page 4) No Change Seen More Good WeatherDue 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 Galveston. 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. ill 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 By FRANK DAVIS 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 mounted. 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 1950-51. 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 porter-historian. 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 lude”. 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 lections. 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 rels. (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 ] area. 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 Tuesday. 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 neer. 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 Reservists 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 laboratory. 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. I. a By POGO 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 water. TODAY’S CHILDREN: Said a .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!