The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 17, 1952, Image 2

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Battalion Editorials Page 2 THE BATTALION WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1952 What’s Cooking FROM THE CITY DESK General Fails to Realize Responsibility in Talk WfHEN A general spoke here recently he ” should have remembered: “Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power.” Through the years when we saw this man direct A&M’s Corps of Cadets. Later, we watched him rise in the ranks of the Army. His duty justified promotion. Yet his manner and speech to hundreds of men who soon will be fighting for their country failed to reach the heights he has before. He forgot his responsibility. He forgot to tell and re-emphasize to these men who he had once commanded what their duty would be and what their country expected of them. He failed to keep a serious tone when it was needed in restating his famous phrase “No lieing, no cheating, and “Tis education forms the com mon mind; just as the tivig is bent the tree is inclined”—Pope. Is Germany Another Korea? 1IISTORY repeats itself, and the Commun- ists have had a knack for helping it along during the last few years. After the end of World War II, the Far East Reds were crying for the unification of Korea and for the removal of both United States and Russian troops. Following the re moval of the U. S. occupation forces, the Korean War began. This week in Vienna, Austria, the Com munist-sponsored “Congress of People for Peace” were insisting that the big powers settle the German problem of unifying Germany, now divided between East and West. This must be done, they say, before peace can be gained. The objective of both Russia and the U. S. pulling their forces from Korea was to allow their unification. But the North Ko reans attacked the South. The only difference which might occur in Germany is direction—not North against South, but East versus West. u Each man ivho has received the higher education is resentful be cause it has not done as much for him as he has always believed it woidd do.”—E. W. Howe. Spirit of Christmas SATURDAY will start officially the Christ- ^ mas holidays. Few will be sad. In this time of war, however, Americans should remember the significance of Christ mas: “And on earth peace, good will toward men.” It’s easy to forget. no stealing.” He did not show to these men a respect for authority and for higher offi cials. He had good intentions, yet they were clothed with power. His responsibility now is to educate. He failed. He failed to show that men of excep tional integrity are needed to produce a world peace and keep it. He failed to illus trate how the men of A&M can raise them selves higher in the eyes of the world and improve their military standards. Tryon Edwards would have said to him: “Sin with the multitude, and your respon sibility and guilt are as great and as truly personal, as if you alone had done the wrong.” “Character development is the great, if not the sole, aim of educa tion.”—O’Shea. Loyalty Oath May Disappear "I OYALTY OATH laws may disappear rap idly from the American scene. Monday the Supreme Court ruled that loyalty oath laws may not be* used to bar persons from public employment just be cause they once belonged to a subversive or ganization. It struck down an Oklahoma law requiring state employes to swear, on penalty of losing their jobs, that for the five past years they were not affiliated with any organization listed by the U. S. Attorney General as sub versive or Communist-front. How this will effect the oath signed by students here is not known. The difference between the Oklahoma oath and the oath here is in the number of years the person has not affiliated with any organization list ed as subversive. Texas requires the last two years. Oklahoma the past five. Little is accomplished by this oath, al though many persons feel it will be the safe guard to prevent Communist infiltration. We are glad to see it go. “/ care not what subject is taught, only it be taught well”— Thomas H. Huxley. Gift Average — 36 i|^HE ALL-AMERICAN average for Christ mas gifts via the mailman this year is 36. The Association of American Railroads said each American can expect 36 gifts and greeting cards this year. Their figures are based on the mail it expects the railroad to move by Dec. 25. Wednesday 7 p. m.—Bowling Committee, Room 2D, MSC. 7:15 p. m.—Hiliel Foundation, Room 2C, MSC. Executive Committee, Senate Room, MSC. 7:30 p. m.—Tau Beta Pi Banquet, Ballroom, MSC. Piano Recital, Assembly Room> MSC. Animal Husbandry Seniors, Soc ial Room, MSC. Air Foi’ce Reserve, Rooms 2A & 2B, MSC. Christian Science Meeting, Room 3D, MSC. Thursday 8 a. m. to 5 p. m.—Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, Arch. Dept. 3 to 5 p. m.—Extension Service Club, Assembly Room, MSC. 7:15 p. m.—Bosque County Club, Room 2D, MSC. 7:30 p. m.—Aggie Wives Bridge Club, Rooms 3B & 3C, MSC. Trans-Pecos Club, Room 2C, MSC. Marshall Club, Room 2A, MSC. Land of the Lakes Club, Room 2B, MSC. 8 p. m.—MSC Bridge Committee, Room 3D, MSC. Melchior Pipe Smoking (Continued from Page 1) John Ginn, L. O. Williamson, M. M. McCrary; large bowl, J. D. Linton, J. G. Davidson, R. M. Nixon, W. H. Morley, and Roy Lilley; small bowl R. S. McClel lan, Leonard Stolz, and B. E. Ha- gee; professor’s division, V. F. Ridgway and Ronald Logan; min iature bowl, B. E. Hagee and Roy Lilley; corn cob, W. H. Moi-ley, Roy Lilley, and B. E. Hagee; churchwarden, J. W. Moody; pipe collections, D. B. Wheeler; cala bash, D. B. Wheeler. Cigar smoking division winners were Les Gay, L. C. Washburn, R. M. Nixon, and Virgil Walter. J. G. Davidson and E. A. Younger Avon the professional hand cigar ette rolling, and Mrs. E. A. Young er and Albert R. Berry topped the amateur entries. Machine cigar ette rolling winner’s were John Linton, Albert R. Beny, and M. M. McCrary. Ross Hall Cannons Will Not Fire Again Both three-inch cannons and the two 57 mm anti-tank guns in front of Ross Hall received fresh coats of olive drab paint and hardwood plugs driven flush into the barrels, last week. Rust was beginning to form in the rifling of the guns, so the military department drove in the pegs. It could be the plugs will prevent further “firing” of the guns also. Christmas Spirit Covers L oca lA rea By HARRI BAKER Battalion City Editor The best outdoor Christmas decoration on a College Sta tion home will be chosen in a contest sponsored by the Civic Development Committee. Any kind of decoration that can be seen from the out side of the house is eligible for the contest—lights, outside Christmas trees, stand-up figures or anything else. A first prize of $15 will be given by the development committee. Second prize will be $10, and third $5. Judging will be done by members of the Garden Club, and will be completed by Dec. 23. Winners will be announced in The Battalion. Several houses have already put up decorations, and others are working on some. Toys Being Distributed The Kiwanis Club is distributing between four and five hundred toys to the underprivileged children of the city, mostly Negroes. The club collected all the toys and reconditioned them in Consolidated High School's shops. The MSC Directorate is also distributing toys collected at the showings of the movie “Christmas Carol.” Christmas Parties Planned Everywhere Seems like everyone is planning a party or an open house for the holiday season. The city’s open house is today from two to five in the City Hall. Everyone is invited and coffee and cake will be served. Santa Claus Avill stop by College Station on Christmas Eve to make an appearance at the Recreation Council’s party that night. Every one, especially, the children, is invited to that one, too. The Reci’eation Council is spon soring a similar party for Negx’oes at Lincoln High School Friday. Consolidated High School stu dents will have their party just before school lets out for the holi days, Friday afternoon. It will be in the gym, with entertainment provided by the CHS chonxs. Consolidated’s alumni Avill have a party the night of Dec. 23 in the school cafetex-ia. The pi’esent high school seniox’s have beexx invited, as well as all the former students who are back home for the holi days. The pui-pose of the thing is to provide a chance for everyone to get together. “The Song of Christmas,” a can tata telling the stotfy of the Na tivity, will be sung and told to night by a 30-Amice chorus com posed of choir members from every church in the city. It will be at the First Baptist ChuX'ch, starting at 7:30. Twenty Chxistmas songs and carols are in the cantata, Avith xxax'ration fx'om Bible vex’ses. (Continued from Page 1) est heroic tenor, Melchoir has staxved in six entex-tainment fields; opex*a, concert, radio, television, recox-dings, and motion pictux’es. His latest movie, “The Stars Arc Singing” Avill be x-eleased by Paramount in Febx - uai'y 1953. Oth er picturts in which Melchoir has staxved include MGM’s “Thrill of a Romance,” “Two Sisters fx*om Boston,” “This Time for Keeps,” and “Luxux-y Liner.” Variety of Honors In honor of his singing, Melchoir has x'eceived decollations from sev- ex'al countries. He has received the’ - Commander Cross of Dannebrog, the Danish medal of “Ingenio et Arti,” Knight Commander of the White Rose of Finland, and El ^ Mex’ito de Chile. Other decorations include the ' French Legion of Honor and Of ficer de 1’ Instx-uction Publique, Knighthoods of Bulgax-ia, Saxonia, and Coburg; as Avell as the Gold Medal from Vassar College for his contributioxx to music in Am- ei’ica. He has also x’eceived the Grand Lodge of New York’s Gold Medal for the most outstanding Free Mason of 1944. Melchoir was made a Doctor of Letters by Wagner College, New York. More than 100 Ameri- ican cities have made him an hon- lorary citizen. “Education is the cheap defense of nations.”—Burke. The Battalion Lawrence Sullivan Ross, Founder of Aggie Traditions “Soldier, Statesman, Knightly Gentleman” The Battalion, official newspaper of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, is published by students four times a week, during the regular school year. During the summer terms, and examina tion and vacation periods, The Battalion is published twice a week. Days of publication are Tuesday through Friday for the regular school year, and Tuesday and Thursday during examination and va cation periods and the summer terms. Subscription rates $6.00 per year or $.50 per month. Advertising rates furnished on request. Entered as second-class matter at Post Office at College Station, Tex as under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1870. Member of The Associated Press Represented nationally by National Advertising Services, Inc., at New York City, Chicago, Loa Angeles, and San Francisco. The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republication of all news dispatches cred' ited 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 (4-5444 or 4-7604) or at the editorial office room, 202 Goodwin Hall. Classified ads may be placed by telephone (4-5324) or at the Student Activities Office, Room 209 Goodwin Hall. FRANK N. MANITZAS, JOEL AUSTIN Co-Editors Ed Holder Sports Editor Harri Baker City Editor Peggy Maddox. Women’s News Editor Today’s Issue Joe Hipp ...News Editor Chuck Neighbors Assistant News Editor Ed Holder ...Sports News Editor X The Palace, Queen and Dixie WISHES TO THEIR PATRONS Merry Christmas AND Happy New Year LOUANNS DALLAS MATINEE DANCE EVERY SUNDAY 2:00 P. M. to 6:00 P. M. Greenville Ave. & Lovers Lane •liiuininy Christmas! What a shirt! What a gift! What a buy! TruVai Tru-Sai) sport shirt Pardon us if we get gabby about this luxurious-looking Tru-Gab, but it has everything a man could ask for in a sport shirt. The new shorter point collar that fits right and looks right with or without a tie; pic-stitched flap pockets and collar; two-button cuffs; ocean pearl buttons. And you can wash it till the cows come home, it won’t fade or shrink. Tru-Gab's the gift to make a man look and feel gay as a Christmas tree all year. Bullock - Sims CLOTHIERS 217 N. N. 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Mattel..... ....SditonaX Writer Jerry Wizlg, Jerry Neighbors, Hugh Phllippus Gerald Estes Sports News Writers Jerry Bennett, Bob Hendry Amusements Jon Kinslow, Ed Fries .City News Editors Willson Davis .Circulation Manager Gene Ridell, Perry Shepard Advertising Representatives Bob Godfrey.. Photo Shgravlhg Shop Manager Bob Selleck, Leon Boettcher Photo-Engravers Keith Nickle, Roddy Peeples Staff Photographers Garden Collins., yi’s C’eri TheiioQ McCords Staff C&xioaaiii