The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 24, 1956, Image 2

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Friday, February 24, 1956
Page 2
UT Day at Balt
c The ‘Why’, ‘What’
2 Of Pag® Three
We’ve often wondered what went on over at the Uni-
°t versity.
Now we have an idea.
And we’ve often wondered what goes on at other schools
te of the Southwest Confei’ence.
t>i We may send a correspondent to them some time to find
te out.
But Texas drew our attention this time.
And on page three, which you will find right across from
this page, we have tried to show some of what goes on. And
how they think. And how they think of us.
But one question still bothers us.
What is that mad infatuation that all (well, almost all)
Texas University coeds have for Aggies. Not ridiculous at
all; just look at the picture below for proof. Miss Shirley
Cannon, program consultant for the Memorial Student Cen
ter—an ex-UT girl, helps Battalion Managing Editor Ralph
(Culo) Cole fix his tie.
And another question.
What is Cole backing up for?
Well, it’s all in fun and we gave both sides of the ques
tion, so we can’t be accused of not observing the ethics of
the newspaper code.
Or can we ?
Ralph Cole and Miss Shirley Cannon
don’t forget to remember
her with a CORSAGE from
$1.00 up!
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The Battalion
The Editorial Policy of The Battalion
Represents the Views of the Student Editors
The Battalion, daily newspaper of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of
Texas and the City of College Station, is published by students in the Office of Student
Publications as a non-profit educational service. The Director of Student Publications
is Ross Strader. The governing body of all student publications of the A.&M. College
of Texas is the Student Publications Board. Faculty members are Karl E. Elmquist,
Chairman; Donald D. Burchard, Tom Leland and Bennie Zinn. Student members
are Derrell H. Guiles, Paul Holladay, and Wayne Moore. Ex-officio members are
Charles Roeber, and Ross Strader, Secretary. The Battalion is published four times
a week during the regular school year and once a week during the summer and vacation
and examination periods. Days of publication are Tuesday through Friday for the
regular school year and on Thursday during the summer terms and during examination
and vacation periods. The Battalion is not published on the Wednesday immediately
preceding Easter or Thanksgiving. Subscription rates are S3.50 per semester, $6.00
per school year, $6.50 per full year, or $1.00 per month. Advertising rates furnished
on request.
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Ralph Cole - Managing Editor
Ronnie Greathouse Sports Editor
Jim Bower, Dave McReynolds ■ News Editors
Welton Jones - City Editor
Barbara Paige - — Woman’s Editor
Barry Hart Assistant Sports Editor
Jim Neighbors, John West, Joe Tindel, Leland Boyd Reporters
Maurice Olian ; 1 CHS Sports Correspondent
F. W. Young .... Circulation Manager
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Editor Battalion:
There have been many, many
words written through the years
describing the great Aggie Spirit.
If all of these words were to be
boiled down to one short definition,
we would find that the Aggie
Spirit can best be described as the
love of all Aggies for their school
and its traditions. There are many
ways in which this Spiiit can be
represented and shown to the pub
lic. Recently it seems that quite
a few Aggies have had wrong ideas
about how the Spirit should be
Is it a proper manifestation of
the Spirit for an Aggie to yell
“boo” or hiss in public at musical
programs or to throw paper air
planes during basketball games ?
Perhaps these actions are spirited,
but it is the “junior-high-school”
type of spirit, not the Aggie Spirit,
that is being shown to the public.
Having the Aggie Spirit means
that we love our school, are proud
of it, and want the public to respect
it, and us. A true representation
of the Spirit, then, occurs when
Aggies act like responsible, self-
respecting, mature men. Most Ag
gies act this way. There are some,
however, who don’t. Unfortunately
it is these few that give the school
a bad name.
Consider the basketball game
with SMU last Saturday night,
jj How many times have you seen
paper airplanes thrown by an adult
audience? The Dallas News, in
their account of the game, spoke
of us as a bunch of “indignant
Aggies” and implied much more
than that. Does publicity such as
this add to the prestige of our
school ?
What about the Town Hall pro
gram during which Charlie Spivak
was hissed because he wouldn’t
stop playing before his time was up
and allow the Hilltoppers to come
on? Do you think this will make
him want to come back to A&M ?
During another Town Hall program
with Stan Kenton as the attraction,
at least half the audience got up
and walked out, not during the in
termission, but while his orchestra
was still playing! What do you
think his opinion of Aggies is now?
A few more misrepresentations
of the Aggie Spirit occurred during
the Houston Symphony concert and
were justly criticized in the Bat
talion by Aggies who seem to fee'
as we do. These Aggies were then
criticized by others who seemed to
think that an Aggie’s cute remark,
whistle or hiss gives everyone pres
ent a thrill or makes them admire
his low brand of humor.
Several Aggies made their pres
ence known in rather an obnoxious
way at a formal dance in Houston
last week, by continuously voicing
“cute” remarks. It is entirely pos
sible that several high school boys
at that dance decided against com
ing to A&M because of this dem
Why do some Aggies act thi:
way ? Do they feel as if they are
becoming bigger men or better
leaders because of it ? Probably
not. Actually they are sacrificing
A&M’s reputation as a builder o'
men in order to attract attentior
and have a few “kicks.”
Some may criticize this lette
with letters to the Battalion. These
letters will probably be written
by some of the ones we’ve bee?
speaking of, the Aggies that wil
not face up to the fact that thes'
things are degrading for A&M. I
an A&M student has the true Ag
gie Spirit, he will take it upon
himself to do his level best to mak<
Texas A&M the very greatest in
stitution of higher learning, by set
ting an example of which an Aggie
is worthy. It would be well fo?
all of us to keep in mind that a
chain (or our student body) is onl\
as strong as its weakest link. All
Aggies are judged by the actions
of a few.
Harold Warnick ’57
J immy Calhoun ’57
Edward W. Wyatt ’57
William O. Fuller ’57
Warren B. Johnson ’57
Bob E. May ’57
Leroy Foerster, Jr. ’57
Editor, Battalion:
I’ve been reading with great in
terest your article and others which
have of late been appearing in The
Battalion. As a result, I’ve come
to some of the following conclu
One thing which everybody seems
to base his ideas on is that the
Negro is equal. I believe in the
sight of God and things of a relig
ious nature this is entirely true
and that the pigment of a man’s
skin does not make a bit of differ
ence. But, anyone will agree that
heir ways and social ethics are
“different” and I leave the deci
sion of good or bad up to a person
of greater intelligence than my
self. However, this decision is of
little importance because the prob
lem is not an idealistic one in
which right is an instantaneous
winner but one of a present social
Going on the assumption -that
the Negro’s social position is not as
great as the whites, the question
always comes that concerns educa
tion and the answer is always that
through education, the Negro’s po
sition can be improved. This, I
•tgree with, but not by foiving the
Negro upon the whites who do not
want him yet because it merely
stirs up resentment which other
wise would not have been there. I
know many old Southerners, who
by reason should be strongest
against the Negro, helping him and
giving him chances that might
olease even the most radical fa
natic. I don’t believe I know of
hardly anyone who wouldn’t give
a Negro a good job as well as any
body else if he could qualify.
I’ve heard lots of people telling
what Christ would or would not do.
Well, as anyone who knows me
will affirm, 1 am not much of a
theologian, but I can tell you one
thing — I never heard''of Christ
walking around making people ac
cept him or any of his ideas. As I
remember, for a person to really
accept him, he had to feel that way
in his heart and that is the only
way this problem is ever going to
work out. That and the Negro
helping himself, not with threats
of court orders because any politi
cian would back up an order of
that kind, but by actually showing
himself equal. There are enough
oeople as well as universities who
are willing to help the Negro that,
as far as 1 can see, a court order
is more of a detriment than a help.
What has happened to the Negroes
with the guts of Ralph Bundle and
George Washington Carver? A
few men like that would do more
good for the Negro than a million
court orders.
Another thing that I can’t sec
is every time there is a riot against
the Negro, it is an awful, terrible
thing and just let one Negro get
hurt and a terrible thing has oc
curred. However, it is all righ
for a union mob on strike to bomb
a person’s home, prevent anyone
from working and even murder;
that’s just another story. Let a
man not work for a while because
of strikes and see how well 'his
wife and kids eat, yet that’s all
right. I don’t by any means con
done mob rule, but if we are going
to clean one mob up, let’s not just
clean up mobs we do not agree
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