The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, August 16, 1956, Image 2

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* The Battalion .... College Station (Brazos County), 7 ex as PAGE 2 Thursday, August 16, 1956 What About Parking Lots? Having seen a grader at work beside the A&M Press Building we thought perhaps, college authorities had seen fit to finally do something about the Day-Student Parking Lot located in that immediate’area. But, on further observa tion the grader was just in the act of removing unsightly grass and weeds around the building. While the grader was there and working in that area wouldn’t it have been just as easy to let him try to do something to alleviate the situation you meet upon trying to enter the parking area between the old Aero and Press Buildings? The area entering the Press parking lot behind the building isn’t much better nor either of the entrances leading into the Day-Student Lot are in safe condition. This immediate area surrounding the A&M Press, the “shacks” and laundry is the poorest and least passable on the campus. This area is traveled daily by many people for it is a main thoroughfare leading to the Academic Building, Me chanical Engineering and Library Parking Lots. Instead of more sidewalks why not build up the parking lots and repair some of our streets so the sidewalks can be reached. dtm Letters to the Editor Editor, The Battalion: In the three years I have been at Texas A&M, I have noticed one thing particularly wrong — the streets. Most of you that will see this are the people who will be in terested, because you are the ones that have cars and are forced to drive over these streets daily. The college appropriates money to level and water the drill field in front of the MSC, strictly for beautification. However, in order for people to see the drill field they will have to drive over some of the roughest streets found in the state. I noticed when White Coliseum was completed, the College man aged to provide enough money to pave the nearest street, but, only half-way to Anchor Hall. Look at the street by the “shacks”. That street seems as if there has h^n no repairs made since 10 years be fore the college was founded. The holes are so deep and rough it is a hazard and unfit for travel. Yet the people in College Sta tion are not doing any better. At the North, East and South Gates the streets are so bad it would shake any car apart. I will not mention the number of tires destroyed daily on these streets. Personally, I had rather drive my car across my Dad’s plowed fields. Do you think the people of Col lege Station will be glad to see football season get here ? Of course, any businessman will be glad to see all the people arrive for it will stimulate their busi ness. I do not think the visitors will appreciate such sorry street conditions which they will find here. Now, haven’t your driven over these streets many times and (See LETTERS, Page 3) , - '' Iff | M H iliifi MMfP •'Vo m SAVE YOUR CONFEDERATE MONEY—Walter W. Wil liams, oldest surviving Civil War Veteran, is comforted by his wife, Ella, 84, in their home near Franklin. Williams, 113, has been suffering from dropsy and low blood pressure for several weeks. A veteran of the CSA Army Williams and two other men have outlived the survivors of the Union Army as the last survivor died last week. (AP Wirephoto) Thompson’s SINCLAIR SERVICE STATION ■flMIBIII 111! I III THOROUGH LUBRICATION Hobby Shop 3706 Texas Avenue HILLCREST Sporting Goods and Hardware Co. RIFLES, SHOTGUNS REVOLVERS AND AUTOMATIC PISTOLS Financed at Bank Rates 2013 S. COLLEGE Phone TA 3-3299 The Battalion The Editorial Policy of The Battalion Represents the Views of the Student Editors The Battalion, daily newspaper ol 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 tl«! summer terms and during examination and vacation periods. The Battalion is not puolished on the Wednesday immediately 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 8, 1870. Member of The Associated Press Represented nationally by National Advertising Services, Inc., a t 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, on the ground floor of the YMCA. Classified ads may be placed by telephone (VI 6-6415) or a + the Student Publications Office, ground floor of the YMCA. DAVE McREYNOLDS Editor Barbara Paige - Woman’s Editor Bob Stansberry Staff Photographer Maurice Olian .. CHS Sports Correspondent Vol (Smokey) Davis, D. G. Gilleland, Shirley Gumert, J. W. Osborn, George Reoh Staff Writers Law Wins Title 5-3 Law Hall wrapped up the softball title Tuesday night by beating Col- legeview “B” by the score of five to three. The game was judged to be the most thrilling game of the current session. Danny Valdez, the winning pitcher, gave up only two hits and three runs while receiving magnificent backing in the Held. Bill Evans, the. looser gave up only three hits, and aside from an error filled first inning- received good aid from his team. Walton and Collegeview “A” and “B” are tied for second, followed by Dorm 16 in third, and Puryear at fourth. The last games will be played Thursday night at the A&M soft- ball diamond across from the Grove To test whether a syrup is at the hard-crack stage, drop half a teaspoon of it in cold water. If the syrup separates into hard brittle threads it’s at the specified stage. TASTES PRETTY GOOD—A new type cantaloupe sherbet is being- tested by Steve and Scott Burns (left top to bottom) and Evelyn and Bob Logan. Devised by two A&M food technicians, Dr. E. E. Burns and Dr. A. V. Moore the sherbet is being met with considerable favor in many cities over the state. Beef Short Course New Market Methods More than 200 b«ef producers at tended the Beef Cattle Short Course held in the MSC to hear talks about new methods of market ing, consumer preferences and ex panding outlets for beef during the two day sessions. The cattlemen, representing areas from all over the state, heard W. C. Haase, of Swift & Co., at Tuesday sessions on the methods of marketing being introduced by Swift & Co. Haase explained that the housewife spends less time in the kitchen in food preparation, and therefore she shops for foods that are easy to prepare and take less time. This factor caused the Swift Company to introduce frozen prepackaged meat. Haase stated the frozen pre packaged meat came out in Feb. 1955 on the Detroit market and met with reasonable success so that the company increased markets. The lecturer added “the nationwide use of frozen prepackaged meat was not only beneficial to the Company, but could also aid the producer”. Since beef that is slaughtered must be disposed of in one week to make room for new beef coming in, the processing of frozen pre packaged meats could be utilized to store the beef at zero degrees temperature without any deteriora tion. Thus the beef could be bought and processed during the period of high production and sold during the low production periods. Topics discussed included “Econo mic Outlook with Reference to Cat tle” by John McHaney and “Re- lationshop of Conformation to Cut- Out-Values in Beet “by O. D. But ler. Both are from A&M. L. N. Hazel of Iowa State Col lege discussed dwarfism and Dr. H. O. Kunkel of A&M reported on A&M’s research on dwarfism at Tuesday sessions. L. A. Maddox outlined the Texas Extension Beef Cattle Program and Stewart Sherer of Houston spoke on the Texas Beef Cattle Improvement Associa tion. The influence of progeny and performance testing work on beef cattle was discussed by A. D. Weber of Kansas State College. Other speakers from A&M during the short course were R. E. Branson, C. M. Patterson, J. K. Riggs, and W. T. Berry, Jr. The Grove Schedule Thursday Arrow in the’ Dust in technicolor starring Sterling Hayden. Monday The Big Chase, starring Glenn Langan and Adele Jergens. Tuesday The Great Jesse James Raid, in Ansco Color starring Willard Parker, Barbara Payton and Tom Neal. Wednesday The Case of the Red Monkey star ring Richard Conte. The Grove will be closed after Wednesday night and Guion Hall will re-open Saturday, Sept. 15. TRAVEL 6vMj THE HEAT... .'w-\S'vT- - v r^° * r NOT IT! Traveling? . .. get above the "highway heat” .. . fly Continental Air Lines and enjoy heat-free travel in the cool-blue overhead. 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