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Number 244: Volume 52
The Battalion
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For 75 Years
Price Five Cents
Engineer, a&s gLC Names 23 Seniors
Curricula Cut
By Six Hours
Curricula requirements for en
gineering and arts and sciences
students will be cut six hours be
ginning in September.
The reduction will be made so
students may have more time to
cover essential subjects and to
relieve the heavy freshman re
quirements in both schools.
Physical Education also will be
reduced from three to two hours
a week. It is a required course
for freshmen and sophomores (to
tal of four semesters) and bears
no hour credit.
This change was allowed in oi’-
der to give students more free
time to do outside work for aca
demic courses and to take part in
extra-curricula activities.
No Agriculture Reduction
The School of Agriculture an
nounced no plans for reducing de
gree requirements.
Such a reduction would make
the average arts and sciences de
partment require 136 hours for
graduation rather than the present
142. Engineering requirements
would be cut from an average of
154 to 148 hours.
“It is an attempt to help stu-
ilents learn lots about less material
lather than little about lots of
.material,” said Dr. Howard W.
Jlarlow, dean of engineering.
He was ver-y enthusiastic about
the measure, which has not yet
been approved by the Academic
Council. He predicted the lessen-
Dorms to Close
Saturday at 2;
Reopen Jan. 4
All dormitories except Biz-
zell Hall will be closed and
locked at 2 .p. m. Saturday,
said Harry Boyer, chief of
Dormitories will reopen 1 p. m.
Tan. 4, he said.
Students who wish to remain
!»n the campus during the Christ
mas holidays should contact stu-
, jlents in Bizzell Hall who are leav
ing concerning the use of their
rooms, he said.
In order to secure rooms, stu
dents should bring a note of per
mission from the Bizzell occupant
to the Housing Office in Goodwin
Hall. Students will then sign a
roster showing his location for
the holidays, so they can be lo
cated in case of an emergency,
Boyer said.
Deadline for these preparations
is noon Saturday, he said.
Any student wishing to gain en
trance to a dormitory closed dur
ing the holidays, should check at
the Housing Office for clearance.
All students should close the
windows and lock doors of their
rooms, Boyer said. First floor win
dows particularly should be lock
ed for security purposes, he em
Last regular meal in the dining
halls will be served Saturday. Reg
ular meals will be served again
starting with supper Jan. 4.
“Catherine the Great”
Shown in MSC Tonight
“Catherine the Great” will be
shown by the A&M Film Society
tonight at 7:30 in the MSC Ball
This is the sixth movie shown
by the Film Society this year.
cloudy. The high temperature is
expected to be around 55 degrees.
The high yesterday was 53 and the
low r this morning was 32. The low
,for yesterday was 24i
ed requirements in engineering
would help freshmen who have
been overburdened with 18 or 19
hours in their first semester.
The new degree requirements
will not be retroactive. Students
enrolled this year will be required
to take courses as stated in the
college catalogue for 1952-53. A
sophomore who this year takes a
junior course to be stricken from
the catalogue as a requirement for
his major next year will receive
elective credit for the course.
Align Standards
Dr. David H. Morgan, dean of
the college, said the steps were be
ing taken as an attempt to align
A&M with the standards in other
land grant colleges for degree re
Only four land grant colleges
require more than the A&M aver
age of 142 hours needed for an arts
and sciences degree. They are
Clemson, 150; North Carolina
State, 147; Rutgers, 144; and Mis
sissippi State, 144.
Four land grant colleges require
more hours for graduation in en
gineering than A&M. They are
Alagama Polytechnic, 160; Rut
gers, 157; University of Massa
chusetts, 156, and Purdue, 155.
Same As A&M
Two requii’e 154 hours for a de
gree, the same as A&M. They
are University of Maryland and
University of New Hampshire.
Approval of the change in cur
ricula has been made by the Exec
utive Committee. Okay from the
Academic Council is expected aft
er. final degree requirements are
completed this week.
Copy deadline for the new col
lege catalogue is late this week.
The new curricula must be com
pleted and approved in order to
be in the catalogue and to go into
effect next year, said Dr. Morgan.
He felt sure approval would be
given in time.
To Who’s Who for 1952-53
Officer Abundance Lawses New Congress
ROTC Active Duty Delay
Army ROTC students receiving commissions in January,
excepting students in the Corps of Engineers, will not be
called to active duty before June 30 or July 1, 1953, an
nounced Col. Shelly P. Myers, PMS&T.
, Engineers will be called to active duty within 60 days
after graduation, he said. The newly commissioned January
graduates will receive orders at the time of graduation.
The delay in active duty assignments has been caused by
an over-strength of officers in the Army’s branches, Col.
Myers said.
When asked if the announcement was an indication
that June graduate active duty assignments would be delayed,
the PMS&T said he had no indication that any difference
would be noted.
Tan Beta Pi Plans
Initiation for 2 8 Men
Thirteen students and 15 alumni
will be initiated into the Texas
Delta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi
Wednesday night in the MSC. The
organization is a scholastic honor
society for engineers.
Speaker at the annual fall ban
quet-initiation scheduled in the
Ballroom at 7:30 p. m., will be Dr.
Herbert E. Morris, research direct
or of Monsanto Chemical Co. in
Texas City.
Dr. H. W. Barlow, dean of en
gineering, will welcome the new
members. Responding for new stu
dents will be Clarence Darrow
Hooper. Response from alumni
members will come from T. R.
New Student Initiates
Students to be initiated are
Richard Stuart Atmar, Willie
Aaron Crabtree Jerry Meyer Eu-
College Town Hall
Meeting Tonight
Communism, socialism, and free
enterprise will be discussed to
night at 7:30 in a “College Town
Hall” meeting in the biological
science lecture room.
Three Texas business men will
mike up a panel to answer stu
dent questions concerning politico-
economic trends in the United
States. Sponsored by the Texas
Manufacturers’ Association, the
“College Town Hall” is one of a
series being held on Texas col
lege campuses. The purpose is to
bring businessmen and students
together for an interchange of
viewpoints on economics and pol
Open to Public
T. W. Leland, head of the busi
ness administration department, is
cooperating with the Texas Manu
facturers’ Association in arrang
ing the program. The meeting is
open to the public, Leland said.
Businessmen who will be on
hand for the meeting are C. E.
Lyon, plant manager, Diamond Oil
and Refining Co., Pasadena; Ray
Horton, manager, employee rela
tions department, Humble Oil and
Refining Co.; and Joe Parish, chief
engineer, Dow Chemical Company,
Texas Division, Freeport.
Public Relations
Leonard Patillo, THA director
of public relations will serve as
“Officials of A&M are to be
commended for inviting us to visit
with them on their campus,” said
Ed C. Burris, TMA executive vice
president. “The panel of Texas
businessmen welcome this oppor
tunity to discuss with the stu
dents some of the basic issues con
fronting the people of the United
More than 8000 students and
faculty members exchanged view-
Major Goff Speaks
To Reserves Wednesday
Maj. P. M. Goff will be in charge
of the 9807th VART Squadron
meeting 7:30 p. m. Wednesday in
the MSC. He will discuss “Plans
and Special Operations.” A train
ing film will complete the pro
points with businessmen serving
on 13 panels in similar programs
duilng the 1951-52 -school year.
Discussions come from “off the
floor” questions fired by students.
The programs are unrehearsed.
No speeches will be given and
the program will be decidedly in
formal, Leland said.
banks, Charles Andrew Gary, Les
ter Owen Hill, Richard Lee Hines,
Clarence Darrow Hooper.
John G. Leatherman, Jack Allen
Lock, Joe Bill McAllister, James
M. Reed, Ted August Rother Jr.,
and William Raymond Wilshire.
A grade point ratio of 2.75 is
required of juniors in their fifth
semester. Juniors in the sixth se
mester are admitted on the re
quirement of 2.25 grade point ra
tio, while seniors are required to
hav£ a 2.38 grade point ratio for
Applicants Rated by Faculty
Students were rated by mem
bers of the engineering faculty on
personal appearance, capacity for
leadership, character, and social
qualities. The new members were
then voted in by members of the
To be eligible for alumni mem
bership an engineer must be out
standing in his particular field.
New Alumni Initiates
New alumni members are the
H. W. Beutel ’26, Mosher Steel
Co., Dallas; C. L. Bryan '24, Gas
oline Plant Construction Corp.,
Houston; Leslie L. Bums ’22, Dal
las; L. H. Cardwell ’26, Dallas
Power & Light Co., Dallas; J. A.
Cotton ’31, Dallas; T. J. Kelly
’19, State Highway Department,
San Angelo; D. D. Little ’46, Stan
dard Oil of California, San Fran
cisco, Calif.
G. P. Mitchell ’40, Oil Drilling
(See TAU BETA PI, Page 6)
Hesitates On
Tax Reduction
(H 5 )—Scores of incoming con
gressmen are raising a go-
slow signal on moves to cut
the government’s record tax
Responding to an Associated
Press poll, 54 per cent of the
House members and 74 per cent
of the senators who took a def
inite stand said something like
They’re either flatly against ma
jor tax cuts now or at least they
want to wait, give Congress time
to try to cut federal spending and
balance the budget fh’st.
This sentiment raises a prospect
that major tax reductions, cham
pioned by Republicans in the pres
idential campaign, may not come
before 1954.
But many lawmakers, especially
in the House, voiced a cry- of re
sentment against high taxes and
obviously would like to pass on
reductions to voters as soon as
The figures showed this lineup:
More or less positively for early
tax cuts—83 House members, in
cluding 51 Republicans and 32
Democrats; 10 senators, four Re
publicans and six Democrats.
Balance the budget and then see
what can be done about taxes—68
House members, 38 Republicans
and 30 Democrats; 18 senators, 13
Republicans and five Democrats.
Simply inclined against tax cuts
now—27 representatives, six Re
publicans and 21 Democrats; 12
senators, five Republicans and
seven Democrats.
Fifty of the 268 congressmen
who responded to the poll gave
general replies that didn’t take a
stand either way. The other 263
lawmakers didn’t reply or couldn’t
be reached.
Thursday Deadline Is
For Paying Last Fees
Last day for paying final in
stallment fees for this semester is
Thursday. Fee is $42 for corps
students and $14.25 for civilian
Penalty for late payment is one
dollar for every day late for the
first five days. The student is
then dropped from the rolls.
New Television Equipment
Presented To College Today
An A&M electrical' engineering
graduate, Charles “Chili” Nobles,
’39, was responsible for a device
that would have put television in
every home in the nation.—Stra-
Nobles is here today for the pre
sentation of the sending and re
ceiving equipment from the Sti’a-
tovision plane to the electrical en
gineering department.
The Stratovision method was de
signed to overcome the inability Nobles went to work for Westing-
Charles (Chili) Nobles
Television Equipment Inventor
of television broadcast signals to
follow the curvature of the earth.
Television waves travel in a
straight line, so their range is
limited to the horizon.
Noble presented the equip
ment to President M. T. Har
rington today at an MSC
luncheon in honor of the
The equipment includes both
audio and video transmitters,
and power supply units used
in the airborne broadcasts.
In accepting for A&M’s
electrical engineering depart
ment, Dr. Han-ington said
“We are deeply grateful, not
only for this generous gift,
but for the opportunity which
it offers us to take the lead in
expanding instruction in this
highly important field.”
By the Stratovision method,
these waves were aimed toward an
airplane circling at 30,090 feet.
The airplane received the waves
and transmitted them both on to
the next plane and down to the
ground. The Westinghouse Corpor
ation estimated eight planes could
cover the entire country.
Now manager of the detection
system of Westinghouse Electric
Corporation’s Air Arm Division,
house right after his graduation
in 1939. He started in television
development and was transferred
to radar during the war. He made
major contributions to several
highly-restricted, war-time radar
He got the idea for Stratovision
while flying across Texas in 1944.
“I suppose long hour of intense
Four Men Receive
Honor 2nd Time
Battalion Co-Editors
Twenty-three students were named to Who’s Who at
A&M last night by the Student Life Committee.
The students were picked from a list of 54 nominees in
a meeting which lasted for almost six hours. The 23 men will
represent A&M in “Who’s Who Among Students in Ameri
can Universities and Colleges,” a national recognition for
outstanding students.
Selection was based on popularity, leadership, and par
ticipation in activities as well as a requirement of 1:5 grade
point ratio or higher.
Four seniors received the award for the second time.
They were John Davis, Weldon Kruger, Darrow Hooper, and
Gene Earl Steed. ♦
V/ho’s Who nominees were lim
ited to students who had complet
ed six semesters at A&M, a re
quirement passed by the Student
Life Committee last year. The
committee also voted last year to
allow a man the honor only once,
effective this year. This regula
tion was not considered retroactive
and the four who made Who’s
Who last year were made eligible
It took five ballots by the com
mittee to determine the final win
ners. Six non-corps students were
selected and 17 crops men were
Named Who’s Who at A&M
were the following (only three ac
tivities are listed):
William Lon Anderson—Presi
dent AVMA Council; vice-presi
dent, AYMA.
Shelton Glenn Black—President,
Agronomy Society; Cadet Colonel,
commander 2nd regiment; Phi Eta
Ernest William Brucks Jr.-
Athletic Council; Student Life
Committee; AVMA Council.
Thomas Bluford Collins Jr.—
Head Yell Leader; Cadet Lt. Col
onel, Corps Staff; Phi Kappa Phi.
John Peter Davis Jr.—Student
Senate; Student Life Committee;
AVMA Council.
John Graydon Goodman—Editor,
Southwestern Veterinarian; Phi
Zeta; AVMA Council.
Ray D. Graves—Captain, foot
ball team; All-Southwest Confer
ence, football; Aggie Christian
Clarence Darrow Hooper—All-
America (two years), track; Ath
letic Council; Tau Beta Pi.
Smoking Awards
Televised Today
Pipe smoking contest winnei-s
will be televised this afternoon at
the awards presentation.
Contestants have been requested
to return to the MSC at 3:30 p.
m. for a mock version of the pipe
smoking contest, said Ray Daven
port, assistant to the MSC direct
This version will be televised
along with the awards presenta
tion, he said. Warren Ferguson,
Houston representative of Fort
Worth station WBAP-TV will film
the affair for the station’s tele
The annual pipe smoking con
test was held Thursday night in
the MSC Assembly Room.
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VIDEO WITH WINGS—This converted B129 is equipped
with Stratovision equipment which could put television in
to every home in the nation.
Daniel D. Howell—Student Sen
ate; Student Life Committee; Ca
det Captain, commander Maroon
Oliver Cardwell (Putter) Jarvis
—Editor, The Agriculturist; Ca
det Lt. Colonel, corps chaplain;
Agriculture Student Council.
Hayden I. Jenkins — AVMA
Council; president, Biology Club
(three years); Honor Council, vet-
erinary school.
Weldon Dale Kruger — Cadet
Colonel of the Corps; Student Life
Committee; Tau Beta Pi.
Robert E. McCarley—Cadet Lt.
Colonel, commander Armor-Infan
try Battalion; varsity football;
president, A&M Christian Chm’ch
student fellowship.
J. T. Lamar McNew Jr.—Pres
ident, MSC Council; Student Sen
ate; Cadet ‘Captain, commander
Squadron 12.
Joe Braden Mattel— President,
senior class; Cadet Colonel, deputy
corps commander; Tau Beta Pi.
William F. Munnerlyn Jr.—
Captain, baseball team (2 varsity
letters); Cadet Lt. Colonel, corps
athletic officer; president, Aggie
Christian Fellowship.
Bobby Joe Ragsdale—Most val
uable player award—track (2 var
sity letters); Cadet Major, regi
mental staff; Alpha Zeta.
Ralph Wayne Rowe—AVMA
Council; Arts and Science Council;
Phi Eta Sigma.
Charles McClung (Red) Scott—
Student Senate; Cadet Lt. Colonel,
first division staff; vice-pi’esident,
Tau Beta Pi.
Winfred Guy Shown — Student
Senate, Student Life Committee,
Cadet Lt. Colonel, corps adjutant.
Gene Earl Steed—Cadet Colonel,
commander second division; Stu
dent Senate; president, Alpha Zeta.
Joe Cummings Wallace—Cadet
Colonel, commander first division;
commander, Ross Volunteers; Stu
dent Life Committee.
Lyle A. Wolf skill—Student En
tertainment manager; Cadet Col
onel, commander first regiment;
Student Life Committee.
Sbisa Is Site
Of Blood Drive
The first blood drive of the
school year will begin at 10
a. m. Wednesday in the Ban
quet Room of Sbisa Hall.
A quota of 200 pints has
been set for this visit by the
bloodmobile, said Lee Phillips,
chairman. Although applicants are
50 short, A&M has always gone
over the goal and many last min
ute donations are expected Phil
lips said.
Coffee, hot chocolate, fruit juice,
and cookies will be donated by
the College Station Chamber of
Commerce. Fruit juice will be
given donors before the blood don
The bloodmobile can take 14
donors every 15 minutes. It will
take donations from 10-11 a. m.
and 1-4 p. m.
French General Speaks
At BAFB Graduation
BRYAN, Dec. 16 — <2P> — A
French Air Force genei'al will
come to Texas to address a group
of graduating cadets, one of them
his son.
Lt. Gen. Pierre A. Fay will
speak Friday when 108 cadets re
ceive their “wings” at Bryan Air
Force Base.