The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 05, 1951, Image 1

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n- College Station’s Official Newspaper; Circulated Daily To 907^ of Local Residents nr?i ir% 00 1 # 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 56: Volume 52 COLLEGE STATION (Aggieland), TEXAS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1951 Price Five Cents ‘Fish ’ to Organize 2000 Believed Killed Schedule Elections j n p hilippino Eruption For December 17 In its final stages before being set off last Wed nesday afternoon, the Texas University game bonfire gets the traditional T House mounted at its top by members of the Maroon and White bands. —Staff Photo by Diek Zeek. Freshmen will got their first chance to take part in the manage ment of their class affairs Dec. 17 when they cast secret ballots for the eection of officers for the class of 1956. Offices of President, Vice Pres ident, Secretary, Treasurer, Social Secretary, and Reporter are open, and candidates may now file for these positions in the Office of Student Activities. Requirements for candidacy are: • The candidate must have a grade point ratio of at least 1.0. • Each candidate must agree to serve out the term of his office if he is elected. The first rule was made, said Pete Hardesty, business manager of student activities, because some )>altalion Sponsored Prizes Given For Xmas Decorations 1 This year decorating up the ffiouse or dormitory hallway will §pay off in more than just the feel ing of having done something nice Christmas. The Battalion is ''•sponsoring a contest to award the Souse or unit that puts up the best looking Christmas decorations. Prizes, which range from cash to a free dinner, will be awarded Dec. 18. p Planned to promote civic good will and to revive the old-fash ioned spirit of Christmas, the con test Mull have three divisions to include every resident of College Station. Divisions Division I is «pen to everyone in College Station except students of the college. All married or single students living outside the dorm itories may enter Division II. This classification includes all College Dec. 17. Entry blanks will be pub Entertainers Needed for Vet Hospital Shows An urgent call was issued today for persons interested in lending their talent toward entertaining hospitalized vet erans at Fort Hood and Mc- Oiosky Hospital. Miss Betty Bolander, MSC Pro gram Consultant, has asked that anyone interested call her at 4-5154 or contact her in the Di rectorate Office in the Student Center. “At present, there are not /pMough MSC Talent Bureau mem- x-ftrs to take a show each month to each of the hospitals. That ihould be our Goal,” Miss Bolander ind. “We are especially in need of , women entertainers,” she added. Explaining the entertainment program, Miss Bolander said that I interested persons need not have . professional ability. 1 “All you need is an interest in making the patients’ day a little more diversified. They will appre ciate you,” Miss Bolander said. Housing areas, as well as houses or apartments anywhere in the city which are occupied by students. Division III is eligible to dormi tory students, and prizes will be given to the winning outfits, or companies. Morlcy Director Pat Morley, contest director, re ports 100% cooperation of all local merchants contacted, to date. “College Station businessmen have already offered about $100 in cash and merchandise for con test winners,” announces the di rector, “And we’ve just barely started the contest.” Prizes Assured Eree groceries, home appliances, dress materials, cleaning service, cash prizes, and dinner “on the house” at local restaurants are prizes already assured for the con test winners. The Battalion will publish the list of prizes, when it is more nearly complete. Rules for the contest specify that all decorations to be eligible for judging must be entered before lished in The Battalion Dec. 10. Judging will be done Dec. 18, and prizes will be given to the winners on that date. Anyone may enter any, or all, sections of his division, and is eli gible for prizes in each section he enters. Contestants entering more than one section, however, must make formal entry in each section, to be judged. All decorations must be visible to the street, from which they will be judged. Division I, for all residents other than students, has four sections. A First Prize will be given the win- Student Labor Aids MSC Improvement Student labor is being used by the MSC to do jobs improving the facilities available to students as well as visitors. Three students are now used to replace the wiring that was not satisfactory to carry the required load and to install $1800.00 worth of new equipment. These projects are moving rather slowly, as these students have their class asignments and other school activities to take care of along with their working. A sound reinforcement system is being installed instead of the PA system. This system makes it seem as though you were talking to the person himself rather than a roaring sound. The MSC is also confronted with changing from heat to air condi tioning during these odd days. It takes about 2 hours’ labor to switch from one to the other as the weather changes. Poultry Team Places First in Judging Event Ag Faculty Sets Meeting The agricultural faculty will have a meeting of the teaching staff of the School of Agriculture in the Agricultural Engineering Lecture Room at 7 p.m. today. The problem of a system of ac creditation for college training in agriculture will be discussed. . All staff members are urged to be present, said Charles N. Shep- ardson, dean of the School of Ag riculture. of the offices require a certain amount of outside work, and men with low grade point ratios should n’t be allowed to hold one of these positions. Hardesty then said the second rule was laid down- because in the past, some men who Were elected left school at mid-term, thus leav ing a vacancy of their office. Deadline for freshmen filing has been set for Dec. 12, and Hardesty requested all candidates file be fore then to avoid last minute con- fuskwi in the printing of ballots and checking of candidates. The election is scheduled for Dec. 17 in the dorms and is to be held sometime during call to quarters, between 7:30 and 10.30 p. m. First Sergeants from the fresh man units will meet with Hardesty in the Lounge of Walton Hall Dec. 10 after the evening meal to work out final methods for holding the election.' Manila, Dec. 5 (Wednesday) (TP)—Rescue officials,on devastated Camiguin Island expressed fears Wednesday that 2,000 persons may have perished when mighty Hibok Hibok Volcano blew its top Tues day without warning. The known death toll reported by the Philippine Red Cross mount ed to 146. ner of the most beautiful window, most attractive doorway, best dec orated outside tree, and miscellan eous sections. The miscellaneous section will include rooftop, hedge, porch, or any other decoration not included in the other three sections. Division II, open to married or single students living outside the dormitories, has two sections. First, second, and third prizes will be given in the best window decora tion group. A first prize will be given for the best miscellaneous decoration; anything other than window displays. Company Winners Division III, open to dormitory students, offers prizes for win ning companies in two sections. First and second cash prizes will be presented the commanders of the two companies with the best signs, for their company funds. First and second prizes will be given in the other section of Div ision III, for the floor decorations made by two outfits. This section is the only one of the contest which will be judged from inside the building. “If residents are as interested in winning prizes as the business men are in giving prizes, this con test will light College Station like one big Christmas tree,” remark ed the contest director. A&M Debaters To Compete In Invitational Texas A&M Debaters will attend the University of Tex as Annual Invitational Debate Tournament in Austin Dec. 7 and 8. Four teams will debate the subject, “Resolved that all Americans shouldbe subject to conscription for essential service during time of war)” Teams are made ,up of two sen iors, James Farmer and Dan Davis; and two juniors, Bert Weller and Joe Riddle. Both teams will take the affirmative. Taking the nega tive side of the question will be two freshman teams composed of Kenneth Scott and Willard Jenkins, and Thomas Newton and Chapman. This is the first of many tourna ments which the debaters from A&M plan to enter this year. In addition to several other tourna ments in Texas, trips have also been planned to Mississippi, Lou isiana, and Arkansas. Harry Hierth and Lee Martin, debate club sponsors, have an nounced that plans are also being made for the Annual Texas A&M Invitational Speech Tournament to be held here in the spring. ‘Kids Concert’ Slated Tuesday By Symphony The Houston Symphony conducted by Andor Toth will present a special children’s concert at 3 p. m. Tuesday at Guion Hall. The program has been especially chosen by the Symphony staff for the understanding and apprecia-. tion of school children from both elementary and high school grades, according to C. G. White, assist-, ant dean of men for activities. Prelude to Act III of “Lohen grin” by Wagner will be the first number presented. Other numbers are as follows; Overture to the “Bartered Bride” by Smetana, Waltz from the “Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikowsky, the Enchanted Toy Shop by Rossini; Sleighride by Anderson, Serenade of the Ca rols by Gould, and The King and I by Rodgers. Un-programmed encores are Die Fledermaus, The Waltzing Cat, and the Hot Canary. The concert will last about an hour. Tickets will be sold at each school and the Guion Hall Box Office. All teachers and school admin istrators may attend the concert without charge, White said. Boyle’s Column Christmas Spirit Backfires; Scrooge Hands-On t Money A&M’s poultry judging team placed first in the Market Pro ducts division of the National Poul try Judging Contest in Chicago, Nov. 27 and 28. The team was sixth in Exhibition and seventh in Pro duction. The team is composed of Bill Boardman, George Townsen, and Harlan Vaught. Kenneth Grant is alternate and E. D. Parnell is coach. In total individual scores, Board- man was third in the contest and Townsend was sixth. Boardman wis first in Market Products and 'yownsen was seventh in Produc- f The team left College Station Friday morning, Nov. 23. That day they did practice judging at Dallas and at Oklahoma A&M. On Satur day they judged poultry at the University of Arkansas and made a tour of Swanson and Sons Poul try Plant. Sunday they visited the Univer sity of Missouri and did practice work at the college poultry farm. The team did more practice work Monday at the Henderson Produce Co, in Monroe City, Mo., where they also made a tour of the plant. The team arrived in Chicago Tuesday and went on a tour of points of interest in that city. The Graded Eggs and Dressed Poultry entries of the contest were Tues day afternoon. All live birds classes of the con test were Wednesday. Results of the contest were announced at a banquet Friday night. By HAL BOYLE New York — <7Pi — Once upon a time Charles Dickens wrote a fa mous Christmas carol about an old shilling-squeezer named Ebenezer Scrooge and how he caught the holiday spirit. Did you ever wonder what hap pened after that? Well. . . A well-dressed fat man, his arms full of gaily-wrapped packages, stood by a bus sign. Idly he watched a red-and-white street corner Santa Claus solicit ing donations. A seedy old man in a worn brown coat came by. “Anything for the unfortu nates?” cried the Santa, ringing his bell. “Anything for the poor unfortunates?” The seedy old man paused, fum bled through his pockets, pulled out a worn quarter and put it in the hand of Santa Claus. “Christmas!” he jeered. “Bah, humbug!” He wrapped his worn brown coat tighter around his throat, and walked on. Then he saw the fat, well-dressed man. He held out his hand and said whiningly: “Can you stake a fellow to a bite, brother? I haven’t eaten for two days?” “But I just saw you give a quarter to that Santa Claus,” said the fat man. “If I give you another quarter, will you give that one away, too?” “I probably will—it’s the old Christmas spirit in me,” agreed the seedy character dismally. “I can’t help myself. The Christmas spirit is a curse with me—it runs in my family.” The fat man said he didn’t un derstand. The seedy man said he’d be glad to explain—in return for a meal. “But you’ll have to go to the restaurant with me,” he added de spondently. “Giving me money is no good—I’ll just give it away myself, and go hungry.” The two went into a cafeteria, and the seedy man ate greedily. Over a steaming cup of coffee he told the following tale: “My great-great uncle was a prominent English merchant. He had scads of money, but he was such an old skinflint the family looked forward to inheriting it soon, figuring he would die of his own meanness. “One Christmas eve his nephew —my great uncle, that was—went in to wish him the compliments of the season, and the old scoundrel grumbled, ‘every idiot who goes about with Merry Christmas on his lips should be buried with a stake of holly through his heart’.” “A real miser,* murmured the fat man. “Yes, indeed,” said the seedy man. “But that night the old miser went balmy in the head or something. He began to have hal lucinations—to repent.” “That was nice.” “You may think so. But he began to get the idea he was Santa Claus. He was infected with Christmas. He raised all his clerks’ salaries. He began A second mighty blast was re ported Tuesday night. Thousands of terror-stricken in habitants Wednesday were fleeing remote Camiguin Island in the Southern Philippines. They packed themselves into all available craft and headed for Mindanao Island, forty miles south. Town Evacuated The Camiguin capital of Mamba- jao, on the northern side, was re ported evacuated except for a handful of rescue workers. The task of searching for the dead and missing was pushed de spite extreme peril. But rescue workers picked away at the smoking layers of ash and lava only along the fringe of a 6-square-mile devastated area. Because of the heat and acrid fumes, they were unable to get closer to ten villages believed de stroyed at the slope of the 5,620- foot peak. Philippines news seiwiee corre spondents who reached the island Tuesday night said four of every five inhabitants in the ten villages were believed to be dead. Without Warning The villagers were reported trap ped when the volcano erupted with out warning at 7:15 a.m. (5:15 p.m., time Monday). The blast sounded like an atomic explosion and shot a boiling smoke cloud three miles above the peak. Hot ashes and glowing chunks of lava fell like rain across a wide area. Eye witnesses said a group of children on their way to school at Panasan village perished in the first blast. They said a searing stream of lava obliterated the village. Vegetation was charred black. Outlying roads were littered with corpses of humans and animals, blackened from the intense heat. Virtually all water was. polluted. The weather bureau station at Mamba jao reported: “There were minor slides Wed nesday morning. Situation not yet clear. Waiter system paralyzed.” The second big blast was report ed at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (3:30 a.m. Monday Dallas time). US Pilots Bag Five MIGs, No Losses General Clarke To Address RV Initiates Major Genera] Bruce C. Clarke, Commander of Fort Hood, will be the guest speak er at the annual Ross Volun teer Banquet in the MSC oil Dec. 13. General Clarke is a 1925 West Point graduate previously serv ing as a private in the army in 1918 and the New York National Guard in 1920. During World War II, General Clarke became commander of the 4th Armored Division under Gen eral Patton. He has received 22 decorations and awards. Five of these are foreign decorations from France and Belgium. Today General Clarke is one of the United States authorities on Armored warfare. The banquet will be held at 7:3(1 p. m. in the MSC Ballroom. After the dinner, General Clarke will speak to the Volunteers on. the. topic, “Handling of Men.” The Ross Volunteers’ banquet is an annual dinner where the new members are initiated and sworn into the oldest student military or ganization in Texas. This year' 80 new members are. going to be sworn into the Volun teers making its strength 125 said Dick Ingels, Commander of thO Volunteer's. By JOHN RANDOLPH Seoul, Korea, Dec. 5—<7P>—U. S. pilots today reported shooting down five Red MIGs and damag ing five in the tenth straight day of jet warfare over North Korea. The U. S. Fifth Air Force said no U. S. jets were lost or dam aged. The Wednesday bag raised the U. S. toll of Red jets in 10 con secutive days to 64—32 shot down, one probably shot down, and 31 damaged. Announced Allied losses are six jets. donating to orphan asylums and bird homes. When he died and they opened his will—he was flat broke.” “Yes, but—” said the fat man. “That started the family curse,” continued the seedy man. “My great uncle buckled down and pen ny-pinched his way to a fortune. What happened? When he got sixty, he went balmy one Christ mas, too. He started giving ev erything away, and didn’t quit until he had. “The same thing with my un cle. And me? Five years ago, after a lifetime of scrimping, I had $500,000. Then the peace- and-good-will bug hit me. After that it was Christmas every day in the year with me. It still is—and I’m stone broke.” The fat man began to feel un easy. He gave his seedy compan ion a dollar bill, and said he had to be getting home. As they left the cafeteria a bum stepped up and held out his hand hopefully. The fat man merely looked the other way. The seedy man in the brown coat hesitated, then dolefully pulled out his dollar bill. He gave it to the bum. “Thank you—and Merry Christ mas,” said the bum. “Christmas!” snarled the seedy old man in brown, “bah! humbug!” As he stamped off angrily, the fat man called after him: “Say, by the way, what is your name?” And the answer came floating across the quiet of the night— Scrooge. Documentary Film Shown in Guion A documentary film made up of highlights from March of Times films during the period from the end of World War I through World War II will be shown Thursday afternoon in Guion Hall. Three free showings of “Fare well to Yesterday” will be made according to the following sche dule: 1 to 2:30, 2:45 to 4:15, and 4:30 to 6. All military students will see the film, but there will be room for as many faculty and staff mem bers as care to see it, according to C. G. White, assistant dean of men for activities. The 10-day run of daily jet war fare is the longest of the Korean war. Five Russian-type jets were shot down in a 35-minute clash between 29 F-86 sabres and 80 MIG-15s over Sinanju Wednesday. Another MIG was damaged. The time equalled the longest jet battle in history. The Communists put about 230 MIGs into the air Wednesday. They far outnumbered U. S. planes. Damage Red Planes U. S. F-84 Thunderjets damaged three MIGs and an F-80 Shooting Star accounted for the fifth MIG damaged in other fights. Ground action Wednesday was minor. .United Nations forces threw back squad and platoon sized Red probes on the central sector, an Eighth Army com munique said. No significant ac tivity was reported from the Western and Eastern fronts. An Allied announcement said a U. N. raiding party stormed ashore deep behind Red lines on the East coast Monday in the sec ond hit-and-run raid in two nights. Black-faced American marines and British commandos scaled a cliff and attacked a vital Com munist rail line south of Songjin, about 815 miles north of Par allel 38. Shells from the Pediatrician Will Address Dames Club All student wives are invited to attend the meeting of the Dames Club at 8 p. m. tomorrow in the Cabinet Room of the YMCA, ac cording to Marge Dolan, president. Dr. Nena Harris, pediatrician, will lecture the group about “Feed ing Habits of Children.” “Following the lecture the club will vote on changing the meet* ing date, which is every othet Thursday night, and conflicts with another club,” added Mrs. Dolan. “The vote will be taken due to the popular demand by members of both clubs involved.” The Dames Club is open to all student wives, and club officers hope for a large attendance at to morrow night’s meeting to hear the guest speaker, and to join the club. Voters to Receive New Charter Copy Copies of College Station’s pro posed home rule charter will be mailed to all qualified voters in the city next week, according to Ran Boswell, assistant city secre tary. City officials will receive the charters from the printers by Sat urday, and all copies will be mailed by Dec. 8, Boswell said. Election date for the home rule charter was set by the city council by Jan. 8. City Hall will be the sole polling place. To cast ballots, voters must present this year’s poll tax receipt, Boswell said. Campus Painters Get Penalties A senior student in the basic division was given an indefinite suspension for his part in the painting on buildings on the TU Campus, the dean of men’s office announced this morning. Five freshmen who were also connected with the painting were given 16 hours extra duty and were campused until Easter. Banking Forum Scheduled By Business Students •/ Over 300 people are expected at the meeting of the Business Soc iety tonight at 7:30 in the MSC Ballroom, according to T. W. Le- land, head of the Business depart ment. Invitations have been sent to Bryan and College Station bankers, students in the Economics depart ment, and students in the Business department. A panel composed of three Texas bankers will answer student’s ques* tions. The panel will consist of J. Henry Simpson, vice president of the American National Bank in Beaumont; E. M. Faubion, assist- vice president of the Second Nat ional Bank in Houston; and Albert Ball, vice president of the Second National Bank in Houston. Two short films will be shown at the meeting. They are “Pay to the Order of,” showing the use of checks, and “How Banks Serve,” showing banking service for the typical American family. Harold Kittlebrand, district chairman of the National Publis Relations committee of. the Amer ican Institute of Banking, will make a talk on “Your Banks and What They Mean to Wou.”