The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, July 28, 1955, Image 2

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Pag I F I ,ea the gue day O; Ti ; T Fi Fi T< 'ui Sc D4 La Yi SI bd Ri rj erl ui la Battalion Editorials I Band Gets Trip Page 2 THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1955 Hello, California What’s left to say now? The Band has gotten its trip to California assured, thanks to a lot of long and hard work by the president of the college and others who helped him. The fight’s not quite over. Some money still has to be given so those who haven’t and can, could. This is not an editorial directed to ask for money to fill out the unpledged part of the band fund. But many per sons may think that $21,000 is a lot of money to blow all on one trip—and on just 250 students. It is. But it’s worth it. A&M has a good band, even a great band*. And few per sons are not stirred by the sight and sound of a precision marching band. Many persons are going to see our band who have never known much about our school. It’s very possible that after seeing them, some of these persons might take more interest in just what we have to offer. From an advertising standpoint, the band trip is a good bargain. They will be spreading the name and fame of Texas A&M. And the band boys, themselves—they deserve the trip. It’s not easy to go through all of the practice they must put in to become the precision outfit they have always been each school year. Our appreciation for their efforts is shown \yhen we give hem this chance to go out and show the outside world just what they can do. We know already that they are good. Let the other folks know about it now. Congratulations, Band, for a trip well deserved. Officers’ Wives To Hold Meeting The Officers’ Wives Club will hold their next regular monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4, at The Oaks, 200 S. Con gress, in Bryan. Luncheon will be served at 1 p. m. Reservations may be made by calling by noon Aug. 2 one of the following hostesses: Mrs. John S. McCannon, 6-4542; Mrs. Frederick J. Wittlinger, 6-6416; Mrs. David D. Joy, 6-4618; and Mrs. Charles C. Waddell, 6-4551. Ty Cobb made five or more hits in a game 14 times during his ma jor league career. This is an all- time high. MTS Training Ends Tomorrow A 40-hour training course which began Monday for motor transpor tation ifeupervisors will end here to morrow. Sponsored by the Texas Engi neering Extension Service, the course^ is designtd to provide a training 1 program which will assist the transportation supervisor in carrying out the indirect form of supervision his duties require, and to give|;him farther development in employee and public relations. L. K. Jonas, chief of supervisor training for the T.E.E.S., is in charge of the course. Larry Parker, University of North Carolina’s top golfer, also is the star halfback on the football- team. Trudie’s Kiddie Kollege Kindergarten and First Grade 4 and 5 years Registration Dates July 15 - Aug. 1 Aug: 15 - Sept. 1 MRS. B. A. HARDAWAY Owner, Teacher B. S. Degree" SPECIAL PRIMARY CERTIFICATES 605 Highland St. — Ph. 4-8173 — College Station (Continued from Page 1) sary. Cadet Major Tommy Short of Big Lake is head drum major, and Cadet Captains Buddy Pat terson and Dwight Brown, both of Dallas, are the other two drum ma jors. Cost of Trip The estimated cost of the trip is $21,339.50 according to Dr. Mor gan. “When I started investigating the possibility of the band travel ing to UCLA, the task of collecting the money needed for the trip seemed almost too much,” he said. “However, as I have stated on several occasions, ‘Nothing is too big to be done and done well by the Aggies,’ ” Dr. Morgan said. Twenty - one thousand dollars seemed like quite a lot of money to send the band, he said, but the amount needed for one band mem ber to go ($80 in round figures) seems like a relatively small amount. “Therefore, we have concentra ted on obtaining the $80 necessary to send each of the 250 men to the game,” Dr. Morgan said. “The response of A&M men throughout the country has been typical; their immediate support and generous contributions have clearly demon strated their loyalty to this col lege and their pride in the Aggie band.” Total Not Filled Although the total amount has not been subscribed at this date, Dr. Morgan said the fact that over three-fourths of the necessary amount has been obtained in one month shows that the project will be successful since there are about six weeks remaining before the trip is made. “I know that the faculty, staff and students join me in expressing their appreciation for the generous contributions and support given by the former students and friends of A&M,” the president said. The total amount collected through this morning was $14,855. (A rundown of who the contribu tors so far have been will be found in another story in this issue of The Battalion.) Any money collected over the amount needed to send the band will go into a pot for the next band trip, possibly to College Park, Md., in 1958 for the game with Mary- alnd University. COMMAND PERFORMANCE—The sextet shown, the College Station All-Stars, will be the featured act of the floor show at Monday night’s Hideaway dance in the Memorial Stu dent Center. They arp, left to right, back row: Arthur J. Lotts, first tenor; Andrew Waldon, baritone; Willie Lee Williams, sec md leader; front row, Natlianiel Sterling, baritone; Jeremiah Waldon, first leader; and Wesley Sterlng, bass. Ceremonies Today 1894 Band (Continued from Page 1) Post,” “Stars and Stripes For ever,” “Under the Double Eagle,” “Hot Shot March and Zacatecas March.” Holick, who retired many years ago and turned his boot and shoe business over to his sons, was not only one of the two organizers but was the first bandmaster of the A&M band. This first group orig inated the two-stripe trousers and received $5 per month as music ians but they added priceless value to the appearance and dignity of the early cadet companies in gray uniforms. Woods is now retired after more than 50 years as federal and state bank examiner, while Amthor, re tired consulting engineer, is the fourth surviving member. The thirteen members of the 1894 A&M band, with Holick as bandmaster, were Morse, drum majoi” Woods, then of Del Rio; T. B. Duggan, San Sabe; A. W. Amthor, Pleasant Hill; P. B. Bit- tie, College Station; Jenkins, Bry an; H. D’Echaux, New Orleans; W. Bretchneider, Cat Springs; W. C. Carothers, Sulphur Springs; S. Kohn, Waco; W. N. Mathis, Rock- poi’t; H. L. Williams, Austin and O. Gersteman, Houston. Health Report Eighteen cases of strept throat, of which 16 were in College Sta tion, were reported to the Bryan- Brazos County Health Unit during the week ending July 23. Also re ported in the city were six cases of diarrhea, two of influenza and one of whooping cough. A TRIP WELL DESERVED . . . Congratulations to the A&M BAND on their coming trip to California this September. McGUYER & SLOVACEK SERVICE STATION 3706 Texas Ave. Phone 6-8133 New Virus Lab Opens The official opening of A&M’s new Virus Research Laboratory will be held this afternoon follow ing an open house for members of the Texas Turkey Federation in the Memorial Student Center. The open house will be held from 3 to 3:40 and TTF members here will then tour the $40,000 laboratory, which is located at the rear of the Veterinary Medicine area just west of the main campus. The number one problem facing the lab is ornithosis in turkeys. It is constructed, however, so that viruses may be examined in differ ent rooms with no chance of spreading or of mixing. Maximum security measures are provided to eliminate all chances of contami nation. The new lab will cooperate with scientists • and industry throughout the entire southwestern area. Al ready, tissues and negative blood samples are being provided for se rological studies. Dr. John P. Dela- plane, head of the Veterinary Bac teriology and Hygiene Department, will direct the lab’s work. Woi-k now underway is the in- noculation, at weekly intervals, of a group of turkeys, which is ex pected to reveal the most suscep tible age of the birds to disease, and will yield gross and miscro- scopic pathology data on its effects. Work to be taken up this fall includes artificial infection of 150 CS Reserve Unit Outstanding Unit Headquarters company of Col lege Station has been named the outstanding unit of the First Bat talion, 143rd Infantry, during a two week training period which ends Sunday. Lt. Col. W. T. Wilkins, Battal ion commander, announced the se lection prior to a Battalion parade last week. He said headquarters company, which draws men from College Station, Bryan, and near by cities, as well as several stu dents fiom A&M, scored highest on its examinations and inspec tions by Fourth Army inspectors. Capt. Fowler B. Welch is com mander of headquarters company. birds from a breeding flock for ob servation of clinical behavior, sero logical response (for antibodies) and for incubation of eggs to check fm- possible egg transmission of the disease. At least 500 poults from these eggs will be raised in isola tion as a further check on the egg transmission theory. For the open house program, Dr. M. jjf 1 . Harrington, chancellor of the A&M System, will welcome the TTF group to the school. Dr. Del- aplane will briefly outline the need for ornithosis research. A. B. Griffin, president of the TTF, will speak on the industry’s Ags Lead Scorers In Marksmanship A&M students wei’e among the top scorers in rifle marksmanship at the ROTC summer camp at Fort Lee, Va. The “Aggies’ Best Shot” title went to Floyd Trim, who fired a score of 190 out of a possible 210. Second place went to Norman H. Jacobson, who fired 181. Thomas A. Collins and Tom Theriot tied for third place with scores of 179. Missing the top spots but quali fying as experts were Webb L. Conally, with a scoVe of 177; Hulen W. Howell, with 177; George T. Stevens, 175 ^ Dan Cleyeland, 174; and Rankin N. McBryde, 171. Five cadets from A&M will be commissioned second lieutenants in the Army Reserves at the closing ceremonies Aug. 5. They are Eu gene C. Faltin, John R. Kubitz, Theriot, Cleveland and Trim. interest in this research, and Dr. R. D. Lewis, director of the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, will respond, outlining the part played by industry in helping make the research facilities available. Various phases of the turkey in dustry in the state contributed $10,000 toward the lab’s develop ment; the rest came from state funds. Dr. W. W. Armistead, dean of the Veterinary Medicine School, will serve as chairman for the program. Special guests expected for the open house ceermony include Dr. Morris Pollard of the Department of Preventive Medicine, Univei’sity of Texas Medical Branch, Galves ton; Dr. J. V. Irons and Dr. A. B. Rich of the State Department of Health, Division of Veterinary Public Health, Austin; and Dr. John Scruggs, U. S. Public Health Service, Montgomery, Ala. Rookie infielder Hector Lopez of the Kansas City Athletics is a na tive of Colon, Panama. Last sea son he played for Ottawa in the International League. Iii a Sweat?? 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