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l - Official Paper Of Texas A&M College And College .Station Battalion Published by The Students Of Texas A&M For 73 Years PUBLISHED DAILY IN THE INTEREST OF A GREATER A&M COLLEGE Number 25: Volume 52 COLLEGE STATION (Aggieland), TEXAS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1951 Price Five Cents Petroleum Heads gill ■HM : : iv.-: ' : : 'v:: ,: ; i The Petroleum Society elected officers for the 1951-52 school year at a meeting recently. These officers are: left to right, Julian Herring, pres ident; A W. Thompson and Joe Johnson. Shivers Calls Loyal Dems 4 Trumancrats’ Austin, Oct. 19—(A 3 )—Gov. Al lan Shivers today tagged the loyal Democrats of Texas with a new name—Trumancrats. He was asked at a press con ference for comment on the group’s latest action, appointment of Aus tin Attorney Fagan Dickson as executive director. “Oh, you mean the Truman- rrats,” the governor countered. “I’m going to forget about them t.nd I think everybody else will.” The governor said any group has » right tcf meet and try to call themselves anything they want to. “But here you have a group that organized itself outside the party and is doing the same thing it criticizes other people for do ing. I believe in settling these things inside the party,” he said. Appointed by Walter G. Hall, Dickinson, chairman of the group, Dickson said his chief objective would be to make sure Texas sends an instructed delegation to next year’s Democratic National Con vention. Shivers has said several times he favors an uninstructed dele gation, which he believes would Harris Paces ;ing Team To Ninth Place Paced by Tom Harris, high point man for the entire con test, the A&M Judging Team placed ninth in the American Royal Livestock Judging con test held in Kansas City, Kan. on Oct. 13. There were 18 other collegiate judging teams represented at the contest which judged sheep, cat tle, swine and horses. Members of the winning team were Harris, San Angelo; Louis Amsler, Brownsville; Kelly Ander son, Pampa; Harold Bragg, Talco; and John Fuller, Mason. The two alternates who accompanied the team were Morris Nanny Horn Rochester and Max Word from Odessa. The team won the swine judg ing event and were awarded a gold trophy by the Hampshire Swine Breeders of America. The judgers placed eighth in the cattle event and Anderson placed fifth in this contest. Amsler came in eighth in this event and Ander son scored an eighth place victory in the sheep contest. In the American Royal Meat Judging contest, the team of James Teutsch, Max Word, Tom Harris, and alternate Morris Nanny team ed up to place fourth in the en tire contest. They came in behind Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Illinois in that order. Individual awards for the con test included Tom Harris tying for first place in the lamb grad ing and Max Word ranking sixth highest in the group. The whole team placed second in the beef cattle judging contest. have more political bargaining power. He is opposed to the nom ination of President Truman for reelection. Dickson, a former first assistant attorney general and unsuccessful candidate for the state supreme court last year, said Hall and other leaders of the group which met last week as “volunteer Demo crats” had adopted the title of “loyal Democrats. - ” He said the loyal Democrats would try to prevent “the shame ful experience of the people of Texas having to repudiate their delegates to the national conven tion.” “There are a few people in Tex as who no longer believe in the principles of the Democratic pai - - ty, but who, for one reason or an other, do not want to be called Republicans,” he continued. “This group has no prospect of winning a national election.” “They are in league with the Republicans in that they hope to divide the Democrats and there by make it possible for the Re publicans to win. It is the objec tive of the loyal Democrats to prevent these saboteurs from cap turing the party machinery.” He declined to identify what persons he believed in league with the Republicans. 2 Exes Attend Information School Two A&M graduates are cur rently attending the Armed Forces Information School at Fort Slocum, N. Y. First Lt. Lawrence C. Goodwyn, USA, majored in English and re ceived his B. A. in 1949. While at A&M he was editor of Commenta tor. Now stationed at Fort Sam Houston, ■where he is Public Infor mation Officer, he- is enrolled in the Public Information course at this all-service school. Second Lt. George V. Charlton, USAF, majored in journalism and received his B. A. in 1951. A mem ber of the Arts and Sciences Coun cil and co-editor of Commentator, Lt. Charlton was selected for Who’s Who while at A&M. He is now per manently assigned to the Public In formation Office at Kelly Air Force Base, and is also enrolled in the Public Information course at this school. Aggies Invade Fort Worth For Their First SWC Tilt Big Naval Guns Back British Claim To Suez Canal Region Cairo, Egypt, Oct. 19——Big Naval guns backed up Britain’s Tommies in the strife-ridden Suez sector today as the British tight ened their hold on the disputed, strategic canal. A British cruiser, apparently H.M.S. Gambia, anchored last night off Port Said, at the north ern end of the canal. Other sea forces were expected shortly from the Persian Gulf, and a contingent of 1,000 parachute troops was alerted at Trieste for a move to the Suez. Both British and Egyptian for ces were digging in along the wat erway. f* The pro - government Egyptian newspaper A1 Misri reported Brit- i s h troops before dawn today forced Egyptians from a railway bridge three miles west of the can al at Nefisha and took control of the bridge. The report said the British stopped a train, searched it and arrested eight Egyptian pas sengers. British sources had no immediate comment on the report. The British already held the El Ferdan bridge, which straddles the canal itself about midway between Port Said and Ismailia. Two Egyptian soldiers were killed in the fight there Wednesday, the first clash between British and Egyptian troops. Both British and Egyptian troops dug in along the highway linking Cairo and the canal, setting up, Egyptians said the British had gun emplacements in their respect ive sectors. British Tommies were posted in fox holes along a ridge near the waterway. British Still Control A British spokesman said the Britons still held the El Ferdan bridge late yesterday and he daubt- ed the Egyptians would get it back under present circumstances. The British said they also still control led Ismailia, where the first riot ing broke out Tuesday. The A&S Faculty Holds Meet Tuesday Nile The School of Arts and Sciences will hold its regular fall faculty meeting Tuesday night in the Bio logical Sciences Lecture Room. The meeting will begin at 7:30. Three talks will be given, new faculty members will be intro duced, and a subcommittee of the advisory committee will make a report. Howard Berry will discuss the wdrk of the Photographic and Vis ual Aids Laboratory and F. W. Hensel will explain the Placement Office. A talk on the work of the College Information Office will be given by Bishop Clements. Congress Passes Bill Lowering Tax Boost Washington, Oct. 19—(A 3 )—A new compromise tax bill, making the income tax boost just a little less, was passed quickly by the Senate yesterday. A voice vote in the Senate sent the modified revenue measure back to the House and vote there today. The House voted, 203-157, Tues day against the bill in its original Prof Gone, Students Walk, PhDs In, Class Gone-Squawk Nomination Of Jessup Voted Down in Senate Washington, Oct. 9—(AP) —President Truman’s nomin ation of Ambassador-at-large Philip C. Jessup as a delegate to the United Nations was voted down by a Senate Foreign ' Relations subcommittee yesterday, 3 to 2. In the Senate, Republicans quickly demanded the issue be set tled once and for all by a floor vote. The GOP demand apparently stemmed from fears that if the Senate itself does not act before Congress adjourns, President Tru man might give Jessup a recess ap pointment. Sen. Ferguson (R-Mich), Brick- er (R-Ohio) and H. Alexander Smith (R-NJ) called for a show down before Congress quits. Sen. McCarran (D-Nev.) join ing in the Republican demand, told his colleagues: “The (Jessup) nomination should be brought before the Sen ate for a decisive vote—negative ly.” McCarran is chairman of a Sen ate Internal Security subcommittee which has been investigating al leged subversive influences on U. S. policy toward the F^ar East. Sen. Lehman (D-Lib-NY) prais ed Jessup as being “qualified by character, by experience, by train ing, by high morality and by loy alty” to represent this country in the U. N. Assembly. “I don’t believe the case against Dr. Jessup was proven to any de gree,” Lehman said. The days of “walks” for stu dents in the animal husbandry de partment are long-done, that is, if the principle of professors having the last word stands up. After 35 students, expecting to spend a long afternoon listening to lecture, entered an Animal Hus bandry 409 lab Wednesday after noon, excitement arid smiles began to break out over the room when no professor appeared and the “allotted” 10 minutes ticked away. More excitement developed when one student reminded the class there had been no animal husban dry lab the day before because the professor, F. I. Dahlberg, was away on a tour to Dallas. Thinking there would be a re peat performance of having no lab for the afternoon, the students eagerly left the room with smiles on their faces because of the “walk.” A&S Council Meet In MSC Monday This year’s first meeting of the Arts and Sciences Council will be highlighted by election of officers and discussion of possible pro jects. The meeting will be at 7:30 Monday night in the Senate Cham ber of the MSC. Officers to be elected are presi dent, vice-president, and secretary- treasurer. Departmental clubs within the School of Arts and Sciences will elect junior representatives to the council, said Dr. J. P. Abbott, dean of the school. After the last student left the room, a turn in the events occur red. Not just one professor arrived to take the place of the absent Dahlberg, but four PhD’s appeared on the scene, including Dr. J. C. Miller, head of department. Amid bitter protests over the student’s actions by Dr. Miller, Dr. W. G. Kommlode Jr., Dr. G. L. Robertson, and Dr, H. O. Kun- kel, one student entered the room late not knowing of the “walk.” “It is the first time I have ever seen four instructors in the class room with only one student at tending class,” one of the unhap py PhD’s said. With the professors having the last word, the anxious “walkers” were given an “F” for their daily lab grade and class was dismissed for the one late comer, who actual ly had the last laugh with a clear attendance record, no class to at tend, and no charge of being tardy to class. form. The new bill is estimated to raise $5,691,000,000 in new taxes, compared with the estimated $5,- 732,000,000 in the previous one. In more essentials, however, the two measures are the same despite the $41,000,000,000 money difference. If the House should pass the bill today, Congress probably could ad journ Saturday until January. If it turned it down again, there is a possibility of further delay or a special session. The new compromise was whip ped together in two hours today by Senate-House conferees and the Senate O. K. followed swiftly. The changes voted today by the conferees: • There would be an increase of 11 per cent, instead of Yl x k per cent, in the tax on the first $2,000 of sur tax net income. It would affect all income brackets. • The maximum effective tax on long term capital gains, by both individuals and corporations, would be increased from the exist ing 25 per cent to 26 per cent. Es timated revenue gain: $28,000,000. • July 1, 1951, instead of Jan. 1, 1952, would be the effective date for a cut back in the excess profits credit from 85 to 83 per cent. The effect would be to make the credit 84 per cent, rather than 85, for the calendar year 1951. Estimated gain: $60,000,000, but for one year only. • There would be a 10 per cent manufacturers tax on electric gar bage disposal units. Estimated gain: $2,000,000. withdrawn, leaving Egyptian po lice in control. A total of 12 Egyptians report edly were killed and scores injured in the rioting which broke out along the canal after Egypt on Monday denounced her 1936 treaty allowing the British to garrison the Suez area. Britain retorted she would not accept the one-sided cancellation. Officials of the French-British controlled Suez Canal Company re ported last night that traffic through the great ocean short cut had not been disturbed by the An- glo-Egyptian dispute. Local officials of the company said the “normal number” of ships —about 1,100 a month—were con tinuing to pass through the 104- mile waterway linking the Red Sea and the Mediterranean. It was learned yesterday that British military families have been evacuated from Suez and Port Said and moved to nearby military camps. Informants said they were pulled out because military per sonnel have no Egyptian residence permits and live here under the terms of the 1936 treaty. General Sir Brian Robertson, commander in chief of British land forces in the Middle East, was fly ing back from London with orders to resist Egyptian ouster attempts. Two more incidents were report ed yesterday. A British Army spokesman said a British supply truck was fired (See SUEZ CANAL, Page 2) Civil War Vet Called Fraudulant San Antonio, Oct. 19—(A 3 )—An old man who was picked off the sidewalk and taken to a hospital left today under his own power af ter being exposed as a long-time medical faker. A policeman found him outside a bus station yesterday and brought him to Robert E. Green hospital. There the old fellow said he was 104, owned a ranch near Boise, Idaho, had been a drummer boy in the Civil Wat and was looking for a great grandson. He gave his name as John Lar son. The Veterans Administration de cided his story about heart trouble had a familiar ring. Records dis closed no John Larson but did Walter Engle Urwiler, a mere 69 with two peacetime enlistments and two desertions. GAR records revealed Urwiler bad been pulling similar tricks on dozens. of hospitals in Western States. Confronted with this record, the old man’s heart stopped missing beats. He promptly got up, dress ed and discharged himself from the hospital. “There’s been too much newspa per publicity,” he told nurse Ellen McArthur. He has the rare ability to con trol his phrenic nerve and make his daphragm flutter. This along with loud complaints of chest paing helps him fool doctors. ^ j r; 1 II H Smith, Tidwell Ready for Tilt By BOB SELLECK Battalion Sports News Editor Tomorrow the Aggies will travel to Fort Worth to defend their unbeaten record in their first conference clash ox the season, considered by many as “the year” for the Cadets. A “full house” of some 34,000 fans will be present to witness this annual grid classic in the Frog’s Amon Carter Stadium, kick-off time being slated for 2 p. m. The Frogs by virtue of their 17-7 win over Arkansas are leading the SWC with a 10- record. ■ Last year TCU was thumped off this kingly perch by the power running of Bruisin’ Bob Smith, the shifty hips of Blastin’ Bill Tidwell, the elusiveness of Gallopin’ Glenn Lipp- man, and the passing combination of Dick Gardemal to Andy Hillhouse that changed a Frog dominated first half to a free-scoring Aggie conquest, 42-23. This year the same combination, except for Hillhouse, is expected to dominate the power ful offense punch. Gallopin’ Glenn holds the honor of being the leading ball carrier of the four-week old season. He has handled the ball 41 times for a total net gain of 254 yards and 6.2 average per try. Lippman also stands high in the leading scorer’s department with three touchdowns. Coach Ray George is hoping that his right hallfback Billy Tidwell will be ready to start. Tidwell missed both the Texas Tech and Trinity battles but is expected to see plenty of action against the Frogs. Smith is Due All-American Bob Smith also missed action in the Trinity clash. Bruisin’ Bob, who has shown only spots of his famous ground gain ing talents, should he due to break loose. The already famous “double- header” of Dick Gardemal and Ray Graves will combine efforts to furnish the Cadets with a quar terback. All season these two boys have been alternating in the key spot to keep the Aggie grid machine on the roll. The Cadet offensive lineup will look just about the same as in previous encounters. Probable Starting Aggies Eric Miller, sophomore and only new addition, and veteran Chaflie Hodge will hold down the end posts. Sam Moses and Jack Little, 'AP Defensive Lineman of the Week af ter the OU game, handle the A&M tackle slots, while co-captain Hhgh Meyer mans the center positioh. Elo Nohavitza and W. T. Rush will continue to be the leading guards on the Cadet offensive eleven. The major change in the defense backfield will be the replacement of Augie Saxe, who broke his arm in the Trinity game. Bill Ballard, sophomore back from Wylie, has been named by Head Coach Ray George to start the vacated right halfback posi tion. No. t Defensive Back Yale Lary, A&M’s No. 1 defen sive back, will be ready and rar ing to go as usual. Lary has turn ed in outstanding performances every week. Aside from being the leading punt returner in the SWC, he is also one of the top kickers with a 37.9 averages. TCU backs will really have to hustle to shake away from Lary. Charlie McDonald, who is one of the most furous tacklers in the conference rounds out and com pletes the defensive efforts. A&M favors a “semi-platoon” system because of the lack of depth, at least half of tomorrow’s starting offensive men will see ac tion on the defensive team. (See “ORTHODOX”, Page 3) Discussions Highlights ME Meeting Here Mechanical engineers from all over Texas converged on A&M Thursday for the monthly meeting of the South Texas Section of the Ameri can Society of Mechanical En gineers. Following a banquet Thursday night, outstanding personalities in various phases of mechanical en gineering • conducted informal for ums in the . Assembly Hall. Prof. H.-G. Rylander of the Uni versity of Texas led a discussion on the effects of solid inclusions in the oil supply to sleeve bearings. Also, R. C. Brooks, Cameron Iron Works of Houston, spoke on the mechanical development of the “Cameron Lift-Plug Valve.” Other Phases Other phases of the program in cluded talks by Bert N. Haas, as sistant engineering manager of the Texas Division of the Dow Chemical Co. and Charles F. Lewis, metallurgical engineer of Cook Heat Treating Co. of Houston. Haas spoke on a “View of Pro cess Industries’ Problems,” while Lewis discussed “Hardenability, a Basic Tool.” Registration opened Thursday afternoon at 4:30. Student mem bers of the association then con ducted the visitors on a tour of A&M’s engineering facilities. Honored Guest Honored guests at the banquet were Dr. M. T. Harrington, presi dent of the college; Dr. Howard W. Barlow, dean of the School of Engineering; Dr. A. W. Melloh, vice director of the Texas Engin eering Experiment Station and Dr. A, A. Jakkula, director of the A&M Research Foundation. All discussions at the Thursday night forum were conducted by Lloyd G. Berryman of the mechan ical engineering department. Spec ial guests at these meetings were 10 ME students from Rice, TU, and A&M. * ! 4-H Club Members Will Hold Barbecue Oct. 26 All returning 4-H Club mem bers at A&M who worked at the Texas 4-H Round Up in June will be honored with a barbecue Oct. 26 at 6 p. m. The dinner will be held at the home of A. H. Karcher, - > \ . ' ' T H i • : Y ' An artist drawing of the new Engineer’s Library Building shows the modern lines of the building. At the last meeting, the Board of Directors approved the plans. AF Gives Seniors Physical Exams For the past two days senior Air Force Administration stu dents have been undergoing phy sical examinations at Bryan Air Force Base. Approximately 75 men were ex amined Thursday and the remaind er were Examined today according to Lt. Col. Dale Honeycutt, air science instructor. Members of the football team who left for Ft. Worth this morn ing and students who work or have Friday afternoon classes were allowed to take their examination first.