The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, January 04, 1956, Image 2

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The Battalion Page 2 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1956 CADET SLOUCH by James Earle Take Another Look The new year has begun and the events of the past 12 months are now only beautiful and painful memories. A lot of time has slipped by, too much of it wasted. A lot of things have happened that we have not liked, and a lot of things have made us happy. 1956 provides us with the opportunity of reassessing our goals in life, or even those temporary stop-gaps that we hope to see realized on the immediate horizon. 1955 is past now, and we can’t bring it back. We can, however, dream, and hope, and “dig in” to further our aims. But let us reassess these aims; let us take a good look at what we are concerning our future with ; and may we let the overall benefit of society have its rightful place in our ambition. It’s a small world now that we have the modern age of communications and transportation. A small world, but no place for small minds. On Campus with Max Qhu]inan (Author of "Barefoot Boy With Cheek,” etc.) ADVENTURES IN SOCIAL SCIENCE: NO. 2 Doff your caps and bells; there will be no fun and games this day. Today, with earnestness and sobriety, we make the second of our forays into social science. Today we take up the most basic of all the social sciences —sociology itself. Sociology teaches us that man is a social animal. It is not his instincts or his heredity that determine his conduct; it is his environment. This fact is vividly borne out when one considers any of the several cases of children who were raised by wild ani mals. Take, for example, the dossier on Julio Sigafoos. Julio, abandoned as an infant in a dark wood near Cleveland, was adopted by a pack of wild dogs and reared as one of their oVvn. When Julio was found by a hunter at the age of twelve, the poor child was more canine than human. He ran on all fours, barked and growled, ate raw meat, lapped water with his tongue, and could neither speak nor understand one single word. In short, he was a complete product of his environment. ... ]\e vim <3 complete product of fus environment... . (Julio, incidentally, was more fortunate than most wild chil dren. They never become truly humanized, but Julio was excep tional. Bit by bit, he began to talk and walk and eat and drink as people do. His long dormant mental processes, when awakened at last, turned out to be remarkably acute. In fact, he was so bright that he learned to read and write in a month, got through grammar school in five years and high school in two. And last June, as thousands of spectators, knowing Julio’s tragic back ground, stood and ehbered, he was graduated valedictorian from Cal Tech with a degree in astrophysics! (Who can say to what towering heights this incredible boy would have risen had he not been killed the day after commence ment while chasing a car?) But I digress. To return to sociology, people tend to gather in groups —a tendency that began, as we all know, with the intro duction of Philip Morris Cigarettes. What an aid to sociability they are! How benignly one looks upon his fellows after a puff of Philip Morris’s gentle, pleasant, flavorful tobacco! How eager it makes one to share, to communicate, to extend the hand of friendship! How grateful we all are to Philip Morris for mak ing possible this togetherness! How good not to live in the bleak pre-Philip Morris world, with every man a stranger! The groups that people live in today (thanks to Philip Morris) vary widely in their customs. What is perfectly acceptable in one society may be outlandish in another. Take, for instance, the case of Ug Poopoomoogoo. Ug, a Polynesian lad, grew up in an idyllic South Sea isle where the leading social event of the year was the feast of Max, the sun god. A quaint all-day ceremony was held, with tribal dancing, war chants, fat lady races, pie eating contests, and, for the grand finale, the sacrifice of two dozen maidens. According to Ug’s folkways, sacrificing maidens was quite acceptable, but when in his eighteenth year he was sent as an exchange student to the University of Wisconsin, he soon learned that Americans take a dim view of this practice —in Wisconsin, at any rate. The first twelve or thirteen maidens Ug sacrificed, he was let off with a warning. When, however, he persisted, dras tic measures were taken —he was de-pledged by his fraternity. A broken man, Ug quit school and moved to Milwaukee where today he earns a meagre living as a stein. ©Max Shulman, 1955 This column is brought to you by the makers of Philip Morris Cigarettes, ivho are otherwise rational men. Ask for new Philip Morris in. the smart new red, white and goltl package. The Battalion The Editorial Policy of The Battalion Represents the Views of the Student Editors WE-UCOfAE. SAC*. I=ROIA TW UCX..1-V . C.LA*b*=>? MOW TAVCE. OUT m ‘bUBET Ofi PA.PE.C2. AM - Put AW6CT IV '~- ' voora. «2»ooK«b Students Killed (Continued from Page 1) Daigle and Burlin were burned beyond recognition when their aut omobile collided with an oilfield equipment truck near La Grange Dec. 18. Both vehicles burst into flames immediately after the acci- Shirley (Continued from Page 1) mittce, a finalist in the “Miss Aus tin” contest, a semi-finalist in Blue Bonnet Belles, dancer for USO shows in Fort Worth and Dallas, Round-Up Review chorus line, and the chorus line in the production “Hernando’s Hideaway.” Miss Cannon also modeled one summer for Nicman’s College Board in Dallas. Formerly a student at Arlington State College for two years, the new consultant finished her work at the University last year. It was on the occasion of her prospective graduation that she told a Daily Texan reporter, “It’s time I grad uated. I’ve been in school too long. After that, 1 want to get away from it all and take a long vaca tion.” She got her vacation, began work for her Master’s—and now lives in College Station at the home of Mrs. Arch Baker, 104 Pershing St. Another thing that Miss Cannon participated in at the University of Texas was the Triggerettes, a group of girls who are handy with rifles and well-acquainted with marksmanship. She holds medals for being the. outstanding female rifle shot on the UT campus. And Miss Shirley Cannon is still “quick on the trigger.” But at A&M it’s with a fast and ready smile. The Battalion, newspaper of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas and the City of College Station, is published by stu dents four times a week during the regular school year. During the summer terms The Battalion is published once a week, and during examination and vacation periods, once a week. Days of publication are Tuesday through Friday for the regular school year, Thursday during the summer terms, and Thursday during examination and va cation periods. The Battalion is not published on the Wednesday im mediately preceding Easter or Thanksgiving. Subscription rates are $3.50 per semester, $6.00 per school year, $6.50 per full year, or $1.00 per month. Advertising rates furnished on request. Entered as second-class matter at Post Office at College Station, Texas, under the Act of Con gress of March 3. 1870. Member of The Associated Press Represented nationally by National Advertising Services, Inc., at New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Fran cisco. The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republi cation of all news dispatches credited 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 (VI 6-6618 or VI 6-4910) or at the editorial office room, 202 Goodwin Hall. Classified ads may be placed by telephone (VI 6-6415) or at the Student Publica tion Office, Room 207 Goodwin Hall. BILL”FULLERTON Editor Ralph Cole Managing Editor Ronnie Greathouse Sports Editor Don Shepard, Jim Bower, Dave McReynolds News Editors Welton Jones City Editor Barbara Paige - - Woman’s Editor Barry Hart Assistant Sports Editor Jim Neighbors, John West Reporters Maurice Olian CHS Sports Correspondent BAST DAY SKIN DIVER ACTION! AQUA-LUNG THRILLS! dent, which occured in a heavy fog. Two other persons, Mr. and Mrs. Woodward G. Davis, died in the crash. Davis was driving the oil truck at the time of the accident. By the time the La Grange Fire Department brought the fire under control, all four bodies were burned beyond recognition. T h e bodies were identified by checking license plates on the vehicles and by a few personal items which were scat tered through the wreckage. The two students were driving to Houston after attending a dance at Austin. Daigle was from Houston and Burlin from Tampa, Fla. Job Calls The following interview will be held tomorrow: N O R T H AMERICAN AVIA TION, INC. of Downey, Calif, will interview all degree levels in elec trical, mechanical, chemical, civil, aeronautical, industrial engineer ing, physics, mathematics, and any other student requesting an inter view with this company. A Campus-to-Career Case History br-fll - r N; ^ •" \ . L.j •• *(***•’« ...» v ... • • • • ..... x-x • • • " /' • • ' ‘A £ —Sjjj; ■%'; ■: —<>J ; U ‘ •? ' ' T>--d. W. A , -w L J—r vu ' , * 9 1 % I • * ! v> : ’F i r ii One open door after another” “That’s how I feel about the telephone company,” says Walter D. Walker, B.E.E., University of Minnesota, ’51. “When I joined the company I felt that I could go in any direction. And that’s the way it’s been. “For the first six months I was given on-the-job training in the fundamentals of the telephone business — how lines are put up and equipment installed. Learn ing those fundamentals has really paid oil for me. “Then I had the opportunity to go to the Bell Laboratories in New Jersey. I worked on memory crystals — ferro electric crystals — for use in digital com puters. I learned how important research is to the telephone business. “After two years I came back to Min nesota, to St. Cloud, to work in the District Plant Engineer’s Office. There I made field studies of proposed con struction projects and drew up plans to guide the construction crews. This com bination of inside and outside work gave me invaluable experience. “In July, 1955,1 came to Minneapolis as an Engineer in the Exchange Plant Extension Engineer’s Office. We do fore casting— not of the weather, hut of fu ture service needs. Using estimates of growth and economic studies, we make our plans for the years ahead. We fig ure out where and when new facilities will be needed to meet future growth. “All this has been preparing me for a real future. You see, the telephone company is expanding by leaps and bounds. That’s why it offers a young man so many open doors.” Wally Walker’s career is with Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. Similar career opportunities exist in other Bell Telephone Companies, and in Bell Telephone Laboratories, Western Eleetric and Sandia Corporation. Your placement officer has more information regarding Bell System companies. ' i . 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As we expand, ambitious young men of ability at Kaiser Aluminum will rapidly advance to responsible positions in management, planning, production super vision, technical and sales supervision. But our rapid expansion is only one of the reasons why your opportunities are great at Kaiser Aluminum. The complete story is told in the 23-page booklet, “Your Opportunity with Kaiser Aluminum.” Get your copy at your college placement office now. WHEN YOU VISIT YOUR PLACEMENT OFFICE, BE SURE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR AN INTERVIEW WITH OUR REPRESENTATIVE WHO WILL BE ON YOUR CAMPUS ON JANUARY 9, 1956 America's fastest growing major producer of aluminum co-sftomnd GILBERT ROLAND • RICHARD EGAN • LORI NELSON ^ RKO RADIO PICTURfc If your course of study includes one of these major fields, we would like to discuss with you an unusual opportunity for advancement within our expanding organization: ENGINEERING — mechanical, chemical, electrical, metallurgical, ceramic. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION — marketing, industrial sales. • ACCOUNTING • PURCHASING & TRAFFIC • INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS FOR YOUR COPY of this interesting, informative booklet, see your college placement office.