The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, August 25, 1955, Image 12

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Thursday, August 25, 1955
Student Activities Dept.
Completes Coliege Life
A&M’s Student Activities De
partment, headed by W. L. Pen-
berthy, is concerned with almost
everything - that happens on the
campus that doesn’t involve books.
All clubs, military units, dormi
tories and classes plan their activi
ties with the help of this depart
The department also sponsors
Town Hall, the theater program
that brings classical, semi-classical
and popular programs to the cam
pus; Guion Hall, which shows first-
rate movies at low px-ices; conces
sions, which operates candy and
soft dx-ink machines in the dormi
tories; and intramural athletics,
which give all students a chance
to play their favorite spoxts.
A tentative schedule for this
year’s Town Hall offex-s the Robext
Shaw Chorale, Stan Kenton and his
orchestra, the Four Freshmen, the
Philharmonie Piano Quartet, “Don
Juan in Hell,” “Fiesta Mexicana,”
the Air Force Band and Singing
Sergeants, the San Antonio Sym
phony Orchestra and a bonus at-
To make it easier and cheaper
for the student to par-ticipate in
these activities, all of them, except
organizationaF dances, are included
in a student activity fee.
The fee is $21.90 a semester,
payable when you register. The
fee is optional, but if you buy sep
arate tickets for each event the
cost is more than dpuble.
The student who pays the fee
gets an athletics ticket, the Aggie-
land yearbook, a subscription to
The Battalion, choice of Student
Publications magazine, a Town
Hall pass and tickets to the Gi’eat
BACK TO SCHOOL with an Olympia—Smith-Corona-
Royal—Remington or Underwood Portable
TERMS, Trade in Your Old Machine
As long as you ai'e in school and need a ribbon bring your
machine into our shop, we will blow out the dust and lint
with compressed air, lubx-icate your machine and see that it is
working all right, install the ribbon and only chax-ge you
for the I’ibbon. Students only—please.
429 South Main in Bryan
Free Parking Air Conditioned
Issues and* Recital Series.
The Great Issues sex-ies is a lec-
tux-e series which brings big-name
speakers to the campus. The Re
cital Series features programs in
classical music. Both are sponsor
ed by the Memorial Student Cen
In the athletic ticket are included
all intercollegiate athletic contests
sponsoi*ed by the Athletic Depart
Jobs, Loans Are Available at College
No one can look down on the
boys who are woxking their way
through school at A&M; there are
too many of them doing it.
To make it easier for students to
get jobs, the college operates the
Office of Student Employment and
Loans, which is a part of the Place
ment Office and is directed by Col.
Edwax-d F. Sauer.
If you are interested in earning
part of your expenses, write the
Office now for information. The
address is Office of Student Em
ployment, Texas A&M College, Col
lege Station. Get your application
in eax-ly—the jobs go fast.
Almost all the student labor
positions are on the campus, for
there are no big industries or other
labor max-kets ai'ound Bryan and
College Station.
There are many types of wox-k
open to students. Just a few ai-e
clerical, stenographic and libxary
work; libx*ary assistantships; metal
and wood shop wox-k; fairn wox-k
and livestock handling; janitor
work; landscape gax-dening; draft
ing; and compiling of reports and
statistical data. And of course
there are the famous “Sbisa volun-
teexs,” the student dining hall
The usual student wage is about
75 cents an hour, but a student
with a special skill can get the
Holds Freshman Gamp
YMCA Guides Students
An example of the college YM-
CA’s sexwice to A&M students,
particularly fi'eshmen, is the fresh
man camp to be held Sept. 6
thx-ough 9 at Foxt Pai’kei’, near
The camp’s main purpose is to
help bridge the gap between high
school and college life. Talks by
student leadei’S, group discussions,
woi'ship, recreation and fellowship
are included in the program.
The YMCA’s activities ax-e cen-
tex*ed in the “Y” building, a four-
story structure in the center of
the campus.
Its facilities include lounges, TV
sets, writing tables, an infoi’mation
desk, meeting rooms, sign mater
ials, movie equipment, game tables,
bowling alleys and table tennis.
The YMCA operates Cushion’s
Cabin, located in Hensel Pai'k,
where churches and other organ
izations can hold social activities.
Also sponsored by the YMCA
are freshman councils. Through
these councils new students are
able to become acquainted with
faculty and student leaders and to
enjoy fun, fellowship and inspira
tion with each other. Students ac
tive in Hi-Y while in high school
find the councils a helpful continu
ation of interest.
All this is only a small part of
the YMCA’s varied program. Also
included are such things as dis
cussion groups, Bible study gx-oups,
coffee hours, freshman cabinet,
conferences and the United Na
tions Club. Students are urged to
take par-t in the activities of their
General secretary of the YMCA
is J. Goi'don Gay, who has served
students of A&M over 26 yeai's.
He was associate secretai’y of the
YMCA fi-om 1928 to 1952, at which
time he took over his present pos
prevailing wage in that field. Wait
ers in the dining halls “sing—or
wox-k—for their supper.”
But heed this word of warning:
The college discourages students
from tx-ying to take too much part-
time wox-k their first year.
This doesn’t mean that they
won’t help you get a job. They just
know that during your first year
you are going to need more time to
study and adjust yourself to college
The college also suggests that
no one tx-y to earn more than half
his expenses. After all, getting a
college education is a full-time job.
Students have to be in good
scholastic standing to get student
labor jobs, and ox-dinarily only
those students who actually need
help in getting through school are
considei-ed for positions.
But as the name of the Office
implies, student labor is only half
of its work. The other half is handl
ing student loans.
The purpose of the Office is not
to lend money to students to get
them thi*ough school, but to supply
them with small amounts when an
emex-gency arises. These are stx-ict-
ly “honor loans;” no collatei’al is
The maximum amount that can
be loaned is $50, and loans must be
repaid within 30 days.
Last year over 5,800 loans were
made to students; in all about
$90,000 was lent. At pi'esent the
Office has $9,000 in capital, which
comes from six separate loan
“Practically all the money loaned
to students is x-etux-ned,” says W. R.
Horsley, head of the Placement Of
fice, “but there ax-e some ‘dead
heads’ who apparently don’t take
their honor very seriously. If they
would pay up their loans, we would
have more on hand to lend to boys
who need it.”
Kentucky’s REA-financed far
power lines report that monthly
consumption increased from 90 kwh
per fax-m in 1947 to 205 kwh in
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Rock Building
Hiway 6
Phone Midway Between
2-8038 Bryan and College
To you who have already enrolled at A&M, and you
who plan to — we want to say “Greetings and Welcome
to Aggieland.”
We cordially invite you to visit us when you arrive at College Station.
Ask your Dad or any other Aggie about WALDROP’S — we’ve been
Aggie headquarters since 1896.
Aggie Jewelry
Pennants and Stickers
Novelties of All Kinds
Aggie T-Shirts
Underwear and Socks
Army Footlockers
Collar Insignia
Webb Belts
Trench Coats
Hi-back 8.2 Cotton
Hi-back Green Elastique
Hi-back Pink Elastique
Dress or Overseas
Cotton Khaki
Green Elastique
8.2 Cramerton
We have been serving Texas Aggies for the past 59 years,
and with two stores in Bryan and College Station, we
are better prepared to serve you.
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BRANDS . . .
Every College Man
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McGregor Sportswear
Edgerton Shoes
Nunn-Bush Shoes
Manhattan Shirts
Stetson Hats
Varsity-Town Suits
Superba Ties
Cooper’s Jockey Underwear
Holeproof Socks
Paris Belts
Swank Jewelry
Mayfair Slacks
Airman Jackets
Catalina Sweaters
Hansen Gloves
Rycroft Uniform Shirts
Flight Ace Caps