The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 26, 1960, Image 2

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i,: Page 2 College Station, Texas Thursday, May 26, 1960 THE BATTALION College Events McGee New CADET SLOUCH AFS Prexy For ’60- ’62 I by Jim Earle W. C. McGee Jr., of Houston, is the new president of the As sociation of Former Students. J. W. Aston of Dallas, was elected vice president. Mr. McGee, a member of the Class of ’31, is president of the Tennessee GaS Pipeline Co. He is a class agent, ’31; was a coun cil man, member of the Associa tion Executive Board, and a mem ber of the Houston A&M club. Mr. and Mrs. McGee have a son now in A&M. Aston, Class of ’33, is presi dent of the Republic National Bank; past Student Loan Fund trustee; past president, Executive Board; member, Higher Educa tion Committee; member, Dallas <A&M club ‘and a member of the Cotton Bowl Association. Elected to the Executitve Board were John Mithell, Class of ’34, Houston; Joe H. Ashy, ’29, Beau mont; and A. C. Elliot, ’33, Mid land. District vice presidents include David Britt, ’51, Wheeler; W. Nelson Rees, ’32, Odessa; Wayne Durham, ’40. Abilene; Louis Fields, ’49, Fort Worth; Forrest Roberts, ’31, Carthage; Barker Chapman, ’49, Waco; Melvin Maltz, ’47, Houston; Richard Weirds, ’42, San Antonio; E. C. Clark Jr., ’38, Corpus Christi. Louisiana district: C. D. Long, ’34, Shreveport. At-Large district, Harvey Cash, ’33, New York City. Student Loan Fund trustees: A. 0. Nicholson, ’27, and J. L. Sewell, ’27, both of Dallas and 0. Dooley Dawson, ’32, Houston. Representatives of the Develop ment Fund Board for 8-year terms: L. R. Bloodworth, ’32, Wichita Falls; and E. J. Mosher, Houston; 2 year term, to fill un expired term of Herman F. Heep, ’20, M. T. Halbouty, ’30, Hous ton. ; : ■ ! J —, / I / V ■ n : | L~.j I t 5 •- Cv* 2' The Marshall Hometown Club will meet in the lobby of the Me morial Student Center tonight at 7:30 p.m. The South Louisiana Home town Club will meet in room 2-D of the Memorial Student Center tonight at 7:30 p.m. The Waco Hometown Club will meet tonight in the YMCA Build ing at 7:30 p.m. Election of of ficers fo rthe coming year will be held. Read Battalion Classifieds Bail smart. x if' \ 'XWTV are raMiiti! “ . . . we’re not sure that our treatment will help your grade on your final exam, but it’ll relieve the pain.” Teacher Provided ‘Spirit Plus Second Stanza, Too 5 A thin, proud Aransas Pass science teacher is responsible for providing A&M with both verses of the “Spirit of Aggieland,” one verse of which has seldom been heard since it was written in the 1920’s. The man’s name is Marvin H. Mimms, who, while attending A&M in the late 1920’s, decided, “We only play Texas University once a year, so why should we sing about them in the War Hymn when we’re playing TCU or Baylor?” During the vacation months following his junior year, Mimms worked in his home town of Mar lin, Tex. Gradually a song began to form in his mind. “I added couplets until I had BUY [BOOKS Staffers Book St ore North Gate College Station Open Until 5:30 Every Day THE BATTALION Opinions expressed in The Battalion are those of the stu dent writers only. The Battalion is a non-tax-supported, non profit, self-supporting educational enterprise edited and op erated by students as a community newspaper and is under the supervision of the director of Student Publications at Texas A&M College. Members of the Student Publications Board are L. A. Duewall, director of Btudent Publications, chairman ; Dr. A. L. Bennett, School of Arts and Sciences ; Dr. K. J. Koenig, School of Engineering; Otto R. Kunze, School of Agriculture: and Dr. a balanced song with a tune I devised too,” said Mimms. In the Aggie tradition, Mimms hitch-hiked back to school for his senior year. He went to Colonel Dunn, bandmaster, and the pair began pecking out the song on a piano. Dunn liked the song and called in Col. Ike Ashburn to hear it, and it met with Ash- burn’s approval, too. The bandmaster peened band arrangements and soon the “Fighting Texas Aggie Band” was practicing Mimm’s song without realizing its future sig nificance. “The Spirit” was in troduced to the Corps at yell practice, and the cadets liked it immediately. The student body considered several other prospective alma maters written by professional song writers, but the “Spirit of Aggieland” was voted in as the school song. How could someone other than an Aggie capture the intense pride of the school in a songX they asked. The words are as follows: “Some may boast of prowess bold, Of the school they think so grand; But there’s a spirit can n’eer be told; It’s the Spirit of Aggieland. HOLIDAY Monday, May 30, 1960 being a Holiday, in observance of Memorial Day, the undersighed will observe that date as a Holiday and not be open for business. First National Bank City National Bank First State Bank & Trust Co. College Station State Bank Bryan Building & Loan Ass’n Community Savings & Loan Ass’n 2 MORE DAYS for SENIOR BOOT PORTRAITS * * * * GRADUATION PORTRAITS * * * * ANNUAL PORTRAIT REORDERS DO IT TODAY! AGGIELAND STUDIO 1 1 za f When things get too close for comfort your best friends won’t tell you... but your opponents will! • Old Spice Stick Deodorant brings you safe, sure, all-day protection. • Better than roll-ons that skip. • Better than sprays that drip. • Better than wrestling with creams that are greasy and messy. 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