The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 05, 1951, Image 2

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Labor Outlook Handbook
Stresses Career Planning
Accident Tempo
SHORTENING DAYS , lengthening nights, and increasing
^ shopping crowds mark the approaching holidays. The tem
po of life seems to quicken as the joyous season nears. People
scurry about getting ready for Christmas, and there is a
tendency to faster driving on the streets and highways.
More than ever in the year, this is the time to exercise great
er caution when behind the wheel of your car.
Under the auspices of the local traffic safety crusade,
a vigorous effort is being made to alert motorists to the peril
of reckless or careless driving. It is to be hoped that the
safety pledges will be taken seriously and that many lives
may thereby be saved.
Impetus to the safety campaign was given by the re
cent meeting Houston of the Texas Safety Association’s exe
cutive committee. At one of the meetings, Col. Homer Garri
son Jr., state director of public safety, and one of the state’s
real experts on traffic problems, was described as a man who
could say how many people would probably be killed and
where they would be killed during the forthcoming holidays.
But what Col. Garrison cannot say, the speaker empha
sized, is who will be killed. That is an arresting thought. A
study of statistics relating to traffic casualties will show
what may be expected in the future. Estimates of this sort
have proved to be alarmingly correct. That so many people
will die violent deaths in automobile mishaps, and the ap
proximate places of their demise, can be foretold with un
canny accuracy. But there is no way of saying who will
draw the unlucky numbers. There is, however, a way of les
sening the probability that it will be you. That is by doing
your level best to keep out of trouble whenever you drive—•
which means to be alert, careful and courteous; to observe the
speed limits and to take no chances that can be avoided.
Sobriety, of course, is indispensable.—Houston Post
Students undecided about the se- crowded in mid-1950, especially in
lection of a major next semestetr very large cities, and the profes-
course may obtain helpful infor
mation in the new edition of the
“Ocupational Outlook Handbook,”
according to Maurice J. Tobin, sec
retary of Labor.
This publication, prepared by the
U. S. Department of Labor’s Bu-
. reau of Labor Statistics in coopera
tion with Veterans Administration,
contatins up-to-date information on
the facts needed in career planning
for more than 400 occupations.
The data on immediate and long-
range employment outlook is of
special interest to college students
since America’s mobilization ef
forts in the last year have changed
employment prospects for nearly
every job in the country, whether
or not it is related to defense.
These data, together with those on
training requirements, may help
students make a wiser selection of
a major and courses.
Following are a few highlights
from the Handbook:
School Teachers
More than 75,000 new elementary
school teachers were needed for the
1950-51 school year and only 35,000
persons qualified for regular ele
mentary teaching certificates in
June 1950.
The mobilization program has in
creased the demand for engineers
so much that employers are now
seeking additional personnel, even
though engineering schools’ 1950
graduating class reached a record
of over 52,000.
There is a shortage of scientists
(particularly of those with ad-
sion may remain overcrowded dur
ing the next few years, though the
defense program will tend to ease
competition among new entrants.
In television, the' workers in
greatest demand are the techni
cians, especially those who have a
good knowledge of mathematics
and electronic theory.
Employment opportunities for
radio operators (telephone and
telegraph), radio announcers, news
paper reporters, and photographers
are expected to be limited for the
next several years.
The present shortage of phar
macists will probably continue dur
ing the early 1950’s although the
number of graduate pharmacists
reached almost G,000 in 1949—an
all-time record.
The need for additional trained
women is great in all the occupa,-
tions in which women have led in
employment: in nursing, dietetics,
physical and occupational therapy,
social work, and library work.
There was a shortage in mid-
1950 of veterinarians trained for
laboratory work, especially in path
ology and bacteriology, and addi
tional openings are expected in the
near future.
More accountants are needed, es
pecially cost accountants and
CPA’s college graduates with cour
ses in other aspects of business ad
ministration as well as in account
ing have better chances of employ
ment than those whose training has
been limited to the accounting field.
Religious Revolts Followed
British Occupation in Egypt
(Editor’s Note — This is the
second of a series of seven ar
ticles written by Lasheen, an
Egyptian national, studying
Egyptian Graduate Student
After the British occupation,
occurred in 1882 a religious re
volt spread across part of
Egypt. This gave Britain an op
portunity to extend her grip far
south aalong the Nile River and
deep into Africa.
It required 17 years of joint
Anglo-Egyptian optrations to
put down the rebellion.
During the long campaign,
Britain professed to be a friend
and ally of occupied Egypt, with
no ulterior motive of her own.
But in London, once the cam
paign had ended, British states
men were not slow to recognize
a major political opportunity.
With the northern part of the
Nile Valley (Egypt) under Brit
ish control, why not also the
southern part (the Sudan) ?
Both parts depended for their
existence on the life-giving Nile
River. Whoever controlled tht
waters of the Upper Nile ob
viously could, if they so willed,
control Egypt.
Depend on Nile
The dependency of Egypt on
the Nile has not lessened in
5,000 years. The intensive agri
cultural production so vital to
Egypt relies on an intricate sys
tem of irrigation, perfected
through centuries of effort. The
system is based entirely on a
well-regulated flow of Nile wat-
Should the course of the Nile
be diverted or damage occur to
the dams and reservoirs built by
the Egyptians along the 4,100
mile long river, Egypt would be
drought-ridden or ravaged by
floods. The Nile flows through
Sudanese territory for more than
2,100 miles, from the heart of
Africa to the present southern
Egyptian border.
Great Britain knew the stra
tegic value of her entrenchment
along the Upper Nile. As soon
as she had succeeded in occupy
ing the Sudan as well as Egypt,
her next problem was to try to
legalize this occupation and at
the same time attempt to con
vince the Egyptian and Sudan-,
ese peoples that she was in the
Nile Valley in the role of pro
tector. She devised, and compel
led Egypt to>acCept, two docu
ments which became known as
the 1899 Agreements.
Anglo-Egyptian Agreement
These so-called agreements
provided for a joint Anglo-
Egyptian administration in the
Sudan. At the same time, the
British tried to effect a phy
sical separation of the Sudan
from Egypt by fixing the
Egyptian southern frontier a-
long the 22nd parallel. In her
occupied state, Egypt was in
no position to reject the British
terms or debate the legality of
the Agreements.
The fate of the whole Nile
Valley was, indeed, in British
Egypt waited until after the
Armistice of 1918 to make her
first official bid for complete
independence. All these years
Egypt was a British protector-
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tion of the Sudan.
Author Plugs
In his book, “Egypt,” pub
lished in London in 1927, the
famous British author, George
Young, states: “When the Arm
istice came it found Egypt pre
pared by counsel with a strong
case for independence, built up
on the principles of peace as
laid down by President Wilson
and on the promises made by
ourselves to neighboring nations,
whose war services and stage of
civilization gave them less claim
to our consideration than had
No sooner was the Armistice
signed than Saad Zaghloul Pa
sha, at the head of a deputation
representative of all (Egyptian)
points of view, asked the (Brit
ish) High Commissioner, Sir
Reginald Wingate, for leave to
submit Egypt’s case in London.
This request, although recom
mended by the High Commis
sioner, was curtly rejected by
the Foreign Office, Zaghloul’s
reply was carefully reasoned and
quite reasonable; and reconsid
eration of the refusal was urg
ed by Wingate, whose excep
tional experience in Egypt show
ed him the mistake that was
being made. But this too, was
Won’t Listen
The refusal of the British
Foreign Office then even to lis
ten to Egypt’s case for inde
pendence did insult and infuri
ate the Egyptian people. Unrest
spread rapidly throughout the
country and the Egyptian Cabi
net collapsed a few days after
formation. Discontent grew to
outbreaks of violence and Brit
ain found herself faced with a
A much delayed note, in 1921,
invited the Egyptians . to ap
point a delegation whose duty
it would be to recommend a sub
stitute for the existing British
protectorate over Egypt. The
British insisted that any new
arrangement must insure the
special interests of Great Brit
(The third in this series will ap
pear tomorrow. It will deal with
the later British relations with
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news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in the paper and local news
of spontaneous origin published herein. Rights of republication of all other matter
herein are also reserved.
News contributions may be made by telephone (4-6444) or at the editorial office
Room 201, Goodwin Hall. Classified ads may be placed by telephone (4-6324) or at
the Student Activities Office, Room 209, Goodwin Hall.
Joel Austin Associate Editor
Bill Streich Managing Editor
Bob Selleck Sports Editor
Frank Davis City Editor
Pat Morley Women’s Editor
T. H. Baker, E. R. Briggs, Benny Holub, Bryan Spencer, Ide Trotter
Edgar Watkins, Carl Posey, Gene Steed, Jerry Bennett,
Bert Weller Staff Writers
Bob Cullen, Jack Brandt Staff Cartoonist
Frank Scott Quarterback Club Director
Dick Zeek Staff Photographer
Pat LeBlanc, Hugh Philippus, Gus Becker, Joe Blanchette
Ed Holder Sports Staff Writers
John Lancaster Chief Photo Engraver
Russell Hagens Advertising Manager
Robert Haynie Advertising Representative
Baxo Beck Circulation Manager
MSG to Sponsor
Coffee for Ags
Approximately 100 students and
faculty members in the horticul
ture, agronomy, and landscape ar
chitecture departments are expect
ed to attend an informal coffee
from 4:30 to 5:30 this afternoon
in the Assembly Room of the
The coffee is being sponsored
by the House Committee of the
MSC. A short skit by students will
be given, according to Kert Goode,
a member of the House Commit
calities in which workers are em
To supply a background for long-
range educational and career plan
ning, over-all trends in population
and employment in the U. S. are
presented showing the changing
nature of occupational and indus
trial life. A chapter on interpret
ing the information and obtaining
additional facts about occupations,
and a list of occupations appropri
ate to persons with certain types
of abilities and interests will also
be helpful.
The Handbook (BLS Bulletin
998) will soon be available in the
DP Leaves
Texas Home
El Paso, Dec. 5—DP)—Alexander
Ranezay, the one millionth dis
placed person, and his family were
due in Los Angeles today for a
second try at settling down in the
United States.
The Czech refugees landed in
Midland, Tex., on Nov. 18, spon
sored by Oil Geologist William Y.
Penn. However, after two. weeks
they decided to move to the West
Penn said they left because they
had “a deal more suited to their
needs.” He sponsored them with
the understanding Ranezay would
do gardening and his wife house
Lydia, Ranezay’s 21-year-old
Almost $51,500 in Bonds Sold During First Drive
Brazos County’s sales totaled
$51,491.50 during the first U. S.
Defense Bond drive, Nathan
Adams of Dallas, state chairman,
informed Judge A. S. Ware, local
county chairman. The drive was
held from Sept. 3 through Nov. 13.
—for Grumbacher Oils, Canvas Boards, Stretchers,
Sketch Pads for all types of art. . . . Colored Metal-
lics for that sparkling effect, Colored Poster and Mat
Boards, Textile, Water Color, Oil and Pastel Sets.
Bryan, Texas
library or placement or counseling daughter, said here yesterday that
office on many a college campus, p e nn was planning to sponsor an
as well as in the nearest public other DP family. She said there
employment service office.
Personal copies of this 575-page,
illustrated Handbook may be pur
chased from the Superintendent of
Documents, Washington 25, D. C.,
for $3.
had been no misunderstanding be
tween her family and Penn.
The Catholic resettlement organ
ization said yesterday the Rane-
zays were moving because of bet
ter opportunities for the family.
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vanced degrees) for basic and Interior decorators specializing
background research, development in modern design were in greater
and applied research, and teaching, demand in 1950 than those whose
The legal profession was over- training had been predominantly in
; period design.
Most openings for personnel
jobs, along with the keenest com
petition for filling them, will be in
highly industrialized parts of the
Students of agriculture will find
excellent employment opportunities
not only in farming, but also in
teaching, research, veterinary med
icine, farm service, and other voca
tions associated with farming.
These highlights touch on only
a few of the industries and occupa
tions covered in the Handbook. In
formation on each occupation in
cludes long-run employment trends
as well as the employment outlook
resulting from the impact of the
defense program; the latest avail
able data on earnings, training and
qualifications, reequired; working
conditions; and industries and lo-
A&M Senior
Wins Citations
From Air Force
Jack E. Cavot, senior Aero
nautical Engineering student
has been presented the Uni
ted States Air Force Air
Medal with one Oak Leaf
Cluster for “technical skill, excep
tional courage, and selfless devo
tion to duty,” Capt. R. L. Turcotte,
Bryan Air Force Base Awards and
Decoration Offices has disclosed.
Cayot, a B-26 pilot in Europe
during World War II, received the
Medal and Cluster Friday evening
during a quiet ceremony at his
home. Only he, the presenting of
ficer Captain Turcotte, and Mrs.
Cayot were present.
The dual award covered the per
iod from Oct. 11, 1943, to Jan. 12,
1944, when Lieutenant Cayot’s
plane was shot down on the return
trip from a successful bombing
run on Isoletta Dam, a strategic
target located on the Liri River
in Italy. He was taken prisoner
by the Germans and spent 18
months in camp Stalag Luft near
Barth, Germany, before being lib
erated by advancing Allied troops
in 1945.
The Cayots have been living in
College Station three years, and
call the college and Bryan “home.”
Jack, who expects to graduate this
year, holds a reserve commission
as a fi^t lieutenant in the Air
Wing Scheduled To
Finish Book Soon
Dr. Leeonard W. Wing, a profes
sor in the A&M Wildlife Depart
ment, will complete his second
book, “Biology of Birds,” this sum
mer. This book on ornithology is to
be published next year.
The book, which Dr. Wing start
ed in 1933, will contain five hun
dred.pages and three hundred illus
trations. It is the first text book to
be published on the subject since
McGraw-Hill Book Company will
publish the book. It will be one of
a series of publications in zoology.
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