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The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 18, 1952, Image 1

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Circulated Daily To 90 Per Cent Of Local Residents The Battalion PUBLISHED DAILY IN THE INTEREST OF A GREATER A&M COLLEGE Published By A&M Students For 75 Years Number 197 Volume 52 s Opinions Vary COLLEGE STATION (Aggieland), TEXAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1952 Price Five Cents Cadet Corps Astir On "What to Say’ By BOB HENDRY t'* Battalion News Staff The 77th year in the history of A&M is trying desperately, and with overwhelming success, to re- a tain the reputation of its kin by • continuing with many changes which can and have greatly af fected the evolution of the school. In the few months of its birth, it has seen a revolution in the or- ‘ ganization of the Corps of Cadets. Now, in the last few days, it has observed a change that has become a bvei-sial subject on every lip. This was the resolution, which was voted on and accepted by the Senior cadet officers. It called for the abolishment of the greet ing, “Beat the H 1 outa !” Although this was met with much enthusiasm by most of the corps, a great resentment arose because of the fact that only the cadet of ficers and not the senior class as a whole were consulted. ^ Varied Opinions Here are some student’s opin ions: “I’m glad they did away with the saying,” said Jim Keeling, a & senior from New London. “I think ‘howdy’ sounds much better. How ever, I believe that the senior class should have been consulted rather than just the cadet offi cers.” Ted Skeans from McAllen re plied, “I think they were right in eliminating it. A great many vis itors on the campus are not fam iliar with A&M traditions and could easily get the wrong impres sion from this greeting. Although I believe the entire senior class should have voted on this issue, I think under the circumstances the cadet officers were justified.” Ticket Sales ■Better For " Town Hall % Town Hall tickets are selling better this year than in the six previous years, said C. G. (Spike) White, director of Student Activ ities. At the present time about 500 general admission student tickets are left for sale from a total of 1,157. All tickets are expected to be sold by Oct. 1, White added. Tickets will be sold in each freshmen unit tonight. Sales al ready are going on in the new area. Civilian students may pur chase tickets in the Student Ac tivities office, second floor, Good- tvin Hall. Salesmen are Lyle Wolfskill, Guy Shown, Earl Beavers, Dar rell Roberts, Weldon Kruger, Don Carroll, Bill Hegmann, Bill High- &Seith, Joe Wallace, and Joe Mat tel. Others include John Akard, ^ John Hildebrand, Bill Young, Jer ry Griffith, Rickey Black, Ronnie Hudson, Joe Warrick, and Louis Driver. V Town Hall’s first attraction this season will be Ray Anthony and his orchestra Oct. 1. Other attrac tions include: Lucille Cummings, contralto, who will appear Oct. 21; The Longines Symphonette, Dec. 9; The Houston Symphony Orches tra, Jan. 8; and Fred Waring’s “Festival of Song,” Feb. 12. Weather Today SHO WERS — MA YBE WEATHER TODAY: Cloudy to partly cloudy with the possibility of showers this afternoon. The precipitation recorded at Easter- wood Aix-port yesterday was 1.53 inches. Some of the seniors maintain that was ‘the cadet officers’ right to vote on this issue without con sulting the class as a whole. Dallasite Bob McDowell argued, “I am one of those who voted on the issue. I voted it down because I wouldn’t want my mother, sister, or other visitors to hear some one (See OPINIONS, Page 2) Big Black Clouds Bring Wind, 1.53 Inch Rain A soaking rain rolled in on a huge black cloud late yes terday afternoon to deposit 1.53 inches of the precious mois ture on parched area farm land, as well as on the yellowed grass about the campus. The rain came with winds of near-hurricane velocity as it pounded down on College Station last night. The wind was recorded at 60 miles per hour. Several streets in the North Gate area were flooded for a short time before drainage facilities could carry away the water. . Starting at 8:28 p.m., the rain peppered down until 1:28 a.m. today. The weatherman calls for cloudy to partly cloudy skies today with the possibility of rain this afternoon. Solid Front Needed In War on Com munism By CHUCK NEIGHBORS Battalion News Staff “To counteract the influence of Communism in the world today, the free nations should present a solid front of things which we as democratic nations, practice in stead of preach,” said Reginald Sorenson, Laborite member of the British Parliament, in a speech to the Wesley Foundation here last night. Sorenson, for twenty years a minister in the Free Christian Church at Waltham, England, is also chairman of the Indian League, and has traveled exten sively in that country. Member of Commons A member of the House of Com mons, Sorenson represents a sec tion of northeast London known as Leyton. The sector lies between Prime Minister Churchill’s and ex- Prime Minister Atlee’^ districts. In Sorenson’s opinion as a man familiar with Far Eastern affairs, he believes if khe West went to war with Communist China, all of Asia would unite against the white world. He further believes to keep from playing into the hands of Red propagandists, democratic nations should be careful how they con duct their internal affairs. Such things as race riots in the United States and Union of South Africa provide grist for the Com munist mill for months at a time. If a country is inwardly diseas ed with racial and religious con troversies, it loses its resistence, according to Sorenson, to false ideologies, just as a diseased per son loses resistance to germs. In order to effectively oppose the spread of Communism, western countries should try to aid weak countries of low resistance to the Red regime, with economic and Reginald Sorenson Parliamentarian Speech Clinic Aids Any Vocal Defect By JERRY BENNETT Battalion News Editor Probably one of the least known but most valuable sections on the campus is the Speech and Hearing Clinic. Conducted by Dr. Jack P. Clark of the English department the clinic specializes in curing defects in students’ speech and hearing. The significance of having such a department is important to the college as well as its students. Faculty-Staff Dine And Dance Tonight College faculty and staff mem bers will dine and dance begin ning at 7:30 p. m. tonight in the MSC Ballroom. The events are sponsored by the A&M Dinner and Dance Club. New members who have been associated with the college since June 1, with the exception of stu dents taking graduate work, are entitled to guest tickets, said Mrs. Ann Hilliard, social secretary of the MSC. All other members of the faculty and staff wishing to attend must purchase tickets, she added. About 390 tickets were sold by Wednesday afternoon. The dinner and dance is a monthly feature of the college or ganization. QB Meeting Set Tonight The A&M Quarterback Club will have its first movie of the year tonight at 7:30 in The Grove. “Humble Highlights,” a sum mary of all the important min utes of 1951 SWC football, is a sound movie in color. It will be shown immediately after yell practice. According to Dr. Clark, 5 per cent of every college’s student body is hindered by defects in speech and hearing. This means although these students will leave school with a degree they will be handi capped in applying knowledge gathered during their college car eer because of impediments in ex pressing themselves vocally. Operated under the English de partment, Dr. Clark’s clinic has facilities 0 for curing any kind of speech or hearing defect, includ ing lisping, cleft pallet, stuttering and high voice. Dr. Clark says he can also train a person with a strong foreign accent to speak clear and natural English. Individual Conferences All training is done by means of individual conferences with Dr. Clark and lasts until the student is cured. Dr. Clark explained he is able to cure the majority of these handicapped people, but some cases have defects which have waited too long for effective treatment. Dr. Clark, who runs the clinic alone, urges all students with hearing or vocal defects to at tend a meeting at 5 p. m. Friday in room 210 Bagley Hall. A sche dule for individual appointments will be made at that time. Licensed as a speech therapist, Dr. Clax-k holds a Ph.D degx-ee from The University of Wisconsin in Speech Pathology and is also a member of The American Speech and Hearing Association. There ai'e no chax’ges for his woik with students. Col. Anderson, Hooper Speak to Kiwanis Club Col. Frank Anderson, A&M track coach, spoke on “Highlights of the 1952 Olympic Games” at the Kiwanis Club luncheon yester day. Darrow Hooper, who won sec ond place in the Olympic shot put, also spoke. other types of non-charitable aid. This means loans instead of out right gifts of help, said Sorenson. In conclusion to his main ad dress, Sorenson said the spread of Communism is a measure of our failure as Christians and freedom- loving people. Open Session Following his main talk, the Britisher opened the meeting to questions and went on to explain the average Englishman’s opin ions on woxdd affairs, as opposed to, or in agreement with his per sonal understanding of the avex - - age Amei'ican’s position. Discussing to such things as Red China, the Church of England, socialization of industry, health and education, Sorenson gave his own views as well as those of his countrymen. On this, his second trip to the United States in four yeax*s, Sox*- enson will speak in the New Eng land states, Wyoming, Colorado, Oregon and other northwestern and midwestern areas. Sponsored by the American Soc iety of Fx-iends, a Quaker organ ization, he presents his opinions and views wherever he finds an audience. Having traveled over most of the world, the parliamentarian finds American schools more abun dant and better equipped but not better staffed than those in Eng land and other countries. His opinion of A&M is “amaz ing!” Pass Issuance Policies Altered for ‘Fish’, Sophs Vet Students From Mexico Visiting Here Fifteen visitors from the National Veterinary School at Mexico City arrived on the campus Tuesday for a 10 day visit. The group is part of 20 students in the gx*aduating class at the Mexican college. The group is composed of 14 veterinary students and one inter- pi'etex 1 . Miss Joyce Blank, the in terpreter, is also majoring in Vet- eilnai'y Medicine. Miss Blank is the only woman in the graduating class and is president of the group. While visiting the college, the group will see various parts of the campus and the business and cattle gi’owing areas throughout the state. D. A. Adam, of the Ag ricultural Extension Service, has planned a pi’ogram of visiting and study for the gx-oup. They are sponsored on the cam pus by D. W. Williams, vice-chan cellor for agriculture, and are staying in the MSC. The gx-oup is sponsoi-ed on the campus by D. W. Williams, vice- chancellor for Agricultui-e for the A&M System. Representing President Har- x-ington, Di\ David H. Morgan, dean of the college, welcomed the gx-oup to A&M yestex-day morn ing. ♦ Continuance of an old policy and introduction of a new one will play a major role in the life of freshmen and sopho more cadets this year. A new policy was formulated when the Academic Coun cil omitted from this year’s college regulations any restric tions on issuance of passes to non-contract cadets. Present plans by the military department call for en forcing of last year’s policy of allowing only cadet officers to visit the Third Division. “Corps commanding officers of individual units and counselors in the Third Division will be responsible in issuing week end passes,” Lt. Col. Taylor Wilkins, assistant com mandant said. ' “Cadet Col. Brace Gibson, com mander of the Third Division and the commanders of the units de cided with dormitory counsellox-s to allow freshmen four passes be tween now and Thanksgiving, not including passes for the cox-ps tx-ip,” Col. Wilkins added. Problem to Commanders In the past, college regulations had prohibited issuance of week end passes to freshmen and soph omores on probation. Leaving the pass-problem to unit coxnmanders and counselors, continued Col. Wil kins, will give the two classes more freedom, not making them feel cooped up. The Thix-d Division will remain closed to sophomores this year, the assistant commandant said. “Ca det officers, of course, will be al lowed to visit the area, but we feel that there ax-e enough cadet upperclassmen in the area to direct the fx-eshmen. Each unit in the division has four members from the sophomore, junior and senior classes as of ficers and non-commissioned offi cers. Additional junior and sen iors in the Third Division are on staffs. Rainstorms Drench Areas over State Football Tickets On Sale in MSC Tickets for the Univex-sity of Houston game may still be pux-- chased at the ticket booth in the MSC. Since only 500 student tickets were sold Monday and Tuesday, the deadline has been extended through Fx-iday noon, j Approximately 1,500 non-stu dent tickets have been sold to date. By Associated Press A line of towering thunderstoxmxs moved acx-oss a wide area of Texas Wednesday, loosing high winds and heavy rains at many points. Thx-eatening clouds px-ompted Carswell Air Force Base at Fort Worth to evacuate all flyable light aircraft. Winds up to 60 miles an hour with rain lashed Waco about 5:30 p.m. Dallas repox-ted gusts of 44 miles per houx-. Aggieland ’52 Due For Delivery Oct. 1 ‘Aggieland ’52’ will be distribut ed Oct. 1, announced Roland Bing, manager of student publications. Further information will fol low in “The Battalion”, Bing add ed. The Weather Bureau said the squall line boiled up shortly after noon just nox-th of Wichita Falls. By 6:30 p.m., the line of storms lay along a path fx-om Palestine through Waco and south of Abi lene. It was expected to continue southeastwax-d before dissipating along the gulf coast. Brief but heavy showers fell at Waco, Fox-t Worth, Dallas, Big Spring, Mineral Wells and Texar kana. Cooled State The storms cooled off a lot of places. At Texarkana the ther mometer plummeted from 91 de grees to 72. Elsewhere readings ranged mostly from the middle 80s to up per 90s. Skies were clear to partly cloudy over most of West Texas. Senior Class Meets Tuesday In Ballroom The first senior class meet ing of the term will be held in the Ballroom of the MSC Tuesday night after yell prac tice, Joe Mattei, senior class president, announced today. The first item on the agenda will be the inti’oduction of class offi cers and committee heads, and a report by Mattei on the ox’ganiza- tion of the class committees. Under committee reports the group will hear Don Greaney re port on the objectives of the Tra ditions Committee. Next Dale Beitendorf will x-epoi’t on calendar sales in the Freshman Area. Bubba Blank, class social secre tary, will tell of the procedure in the* selection of a band for the Senior Ring dance, and will also x-eport on the Sweetheart Selection Committee. A drive to revive the “Keep off the Grass” campaign will be re ported by Claude Holmes, and Mattei will tell of the activities of the Former Students Association. Under New Business the first discussion will probably be of the change of the greeting during foot ball season. Following that the meeting will be adjourned. Corps Uniforms Required Monday The Coxrps of Cadets will offi cially go into unifoi*m no later than Monday, according to Lt. Col. Taylor Wilkins, assistant com mandant. The exact date will be determin ed by the speed in which uniforms are issued, Colonel Wilkins added. Military Surgeons Hold Convention Local medical reservists will have an opportunity to gain pro motion points by attending the an nuel convention of the Association of Military Sux-geons to be held in Washington, D. C., Nov. 17, 18, and 19. For Better News Coverage The Battalion’s Staff Appointments Appointments on the editorial staff of The Battalion were an- has been on The Battalion staff woi’k with the feature writers. for two years. He has sexwed in A product of the journalism de nounced today by Co-Editors Joel the capacity of amusements editor partment, Hipp will begin his jun- Austin and Frank Manitzas. ‘To give A&M and College Sta- and also was managing editor of ior year as a news editor. He the paper during the summer ses- woxked with the tion the gi'eatest possible coverage sion this year. we’ve divided our staff into sep arate sections, naming news edi tors who will help in keeping news moving and coordinatinng the pap er’s efforts,” the co-editors said. “Persons interested in working for The Battalion can contact us in our offices in Goodwin Hall,” the co-editors added. “There’s always room for additions to the staff,” they said. Jerry Bennett of Fort Worth, Bob Hendry and Joe Hipp, both O’fr San Antonio, Chuck Neighbors of Kane, Pa., and Bob Selleck of San Benito will be the news editoi's. They will sexwe alteraate- ly as directors of makeup and xxews selection for each issue. Hax*x - i Baker of Memphis, Tenn. will be the city editor while Ed Holder of Wichita Falls heads the sports depairtnent as editor. Woi’k- ing with Holder will be Gus Beck er of Mirando City. He will be associate sports editor. Mi’s. Peggy Maddox will con tinue as women’s editor. Mrs. Mad dox is the wife of Bill Maddox, a pre-med student from Mercedes. She was women’s editor last year. Bennett, one of the five news editors, is a journalism major who A relative newcomer to the newspaper field with one year of experience, Hendry is a business administration majoiv He also will .last year. Both Neighbors and Selleck are comparative “oldtimers” on The Battalion. Neighbors begins his third year with the publication. CO-EDITORS—Heading The Battalion staff this year are Joel Austin, left, personnel administration major from Alice, and Frank N. Manitzas, journalism major from San Angelo. having sei-ved as a sports reporter and news writer. He is also head of the publicity depai'tment of the MSC. Editor of the summer Bat- editorial staff talion, Selleck, a senior journalism major, will work on the desk and do photo engraving for the paper. He seiwed in the capacity of Sports Editor last year. City Editor Baker begins his sophomore year in the field of journalism. Working with him r will be city news writers Jon Win- \ v : ' \ slow and Ed Fi’ies. A senior journalism student. Holder is in his fourth year of woi’k with student publications. He | has written both for The Battalion and Commentator, student quar- | tei’ly magazine, and is head of The Battalion -MSC sponsored A&M Quarterback Club. He also directs the A&M Film Society. Working with the sports staff will be Jerry Wizig of Waco, Hugh Philippus of San Antonio, Jeiry Neighboi’s of Kane, Pa. and Ger ald Estes of Fort Worth. Joe Mattei, senior mechanical engineering major from San An tonio and senior class president, is an editorial writer on the staff. Other staff news writers in clude Bob Boriskie, Steve Lilly, and John Moody. Bob Godfrey heads the student publications photo engraving department £tnd Davis is the circulation manager.