The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 30, 1964, Image 2
College Station, Texas Thursday, April 30, 1964
Reynolds 9 Rap
by Mike Reynolds
They said it couldn’t be done:
most people figure that no matter
how bad a cook is, there is no
way that he can mess up on such
a simple thing as a glass of
water. But just leave it to the
A&M dining halls to come up
with the solution.
Actually, they haven’t got the
water problem solved yet, but
I am sure they are working on it.
What I’m talking about is the ice.
I walked into Sbisa Dining
Hall a couple of weeks ago and
reached for the stud bucket, ex
pecting to pour a glass of iced
tea with those nice pieces of ice
floating on top of it. I turned
up the bucket and began to j our.
Out came the tea but no ice fol
I looked into the pitcher and
there all balled up in the middle
of it was a big chunk of shaved
ice. I watched others around the
table as they either turned up
the pitcher just a little and got
no ice, or they turned it up too
far and the big ball came out in
a hunk, rolled around the top
of the glass and bounced off
across the table.
When I finally got a few pieces
in my glass, I discovered that
this new shaved ice melts in
a very short time. In fact, it
melts in about the length of time
it takes you to pick up the glass.
Now I realize that this shaved
ice is a new way to save money
in the dining halls, but is time so
short and mechanization so cheap
that it can be bought at the price
of a hot glass of stud?
Seriously, griping about food
in our dining halls has long been
a great pasttime of all Aggies.
To appreciate it though, all you
have to do is eat on some other
campus. Most of them are about
half as good and you get a third
as much food to boot.
I can’t testify about the food
in the cafeterias at the U of H,
but students long ago gave up
trying to eat anything served up
in the Cougar Den. You can’t
get a seat there for all the bridge
I recall one time last year
when I chanced to eat with a
former girlfriend of mine over
at Sam Houston. We walked into
the cafeteria that serves King
and Elliot Halls, the freshmen
coed dorms. The main course
selections were sliced roast beef
and grilled cheese sandwiches.
I reached for the beef and my
girl was about to do the same
when a big roach crawled out
of the plate she had reached for
and scrambled out across the hot
plate. I was slightly nauseated
and expected a couple of girls
to scream, but they just looked
The woman working behind the
counter flattened him with one
swat of her dishtowel, smiled
sheepishly and said, “Don’t
worry, he didn’t eat much.”
My sweet young thing whis
pered to me that it happens every
once in a while but they don’t
say anything about it. I cringed,
sucked up my intestinal fortitude
and managed to tell her that I
was sure going to say something
I leaned over the counter, look
ed the lady right in the eye and
told her just exactly what I was
“Would you mind letting me
have a grilled cheese sandwuh,
GOP To Divide Officer Positions
At National Presidential Convention
WASHINGTON (A*) — Repub
licans have decided to divide
the presiding officer positions at
their presidential nominating con
vention on the basis of party fac
tions and geography.
An informal but firm agree
ment has been reached among
party leaders for the selection
of Sen. Thurston B. Morton of
Kentucky, an Eisenhower mod
erate, as permanent chairman
of the convention.
Morton, who heads the GOP
senatorial campaign committee,
is acceptable to party conserva
tives headed by Sen. Barry
Goldwater of Arizona.
Under compromise arrange
ments now under way, Gov.
Mark O. Hatfield of Oregon,
who generally is characterized
as a liberal, is likely to become
the temporary chairman who
opens the convention.
State Chairman Robert A.
Forsythe of Minnesota, who is
regarded as a middle of the
road Republican, reportedly has
the support of National Chair
man William E. Miller, New
York representative, to become
the convention keynoter.
CADET SLOUCH by Jim Earle
“I think you misunderstood! When they said th’ new
benches were indestructable, they didn’t mean it as a
EDITOR’S NOTE: The fol
lowing is a series taken from
old college journals and early
editions of The Battalion just
to prove that things really
weren’t so good in the Old
By TOM HARGROVE
From The College Journal
“We had a run-away at the
college the other day. Some peo
ple were passing and the Corps
were drilling; the horses, never
having seen such, were frighten
ed, ran against a tree, and threw
a baby, two ladies and a man
out of the wagon, none of which
★ ★ ★
From The Battalion
April 29, 1908
It has been suggested that the
complete khaki uniform or khaki
trousers with drill shirts, replace
grey wool as the warm weather
uniform of the cadets. Perhaps
the authorities would do well by
considering the matter!
★ ★ ★
April 14, 1909
The strike of the Corps of
Cadets is at an end. The cadets
have reconsidered the demands
of the authorities and will drill
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tics should be included. The
deadline for turning in pic
tures will be May 1st.
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★ ★ ★
February 20, 1929
The college architects assure us
that before September, 1930, we
shall have a new library, worthy
as to size, beauty and comfort
of our patience in waiting these
many years. It’s construction
will begin as soon as the com
pletion of the new Chemistry
Building will permit the destruc
tion of the old one.”
★ ★ ★
April 26, 1945
Approximately $650 has been
collected for the erection of a
suitable memorial for our late
mascot, Reveille. The exact
marker has not been decided on
The Rio Grande Valley Home
town Club will meet in Room 208
of the Academic Building at 7:30
The SanReBee Hometown Club
will meet in Room 202 of the
Academic Building at 7:30 p.m.
Officers will be elected.
The San Angelo-West Texas
Hometown Club will meet at 7:30
p.m. in Room '2-B of the Memor
ial Student Center.
The MSC Billiard Committee
will meet in the Art Room of the
MSC at 7:30 p.m. All members
of the billiard tournament have
been urged to attend.
The Unitarian Fellowship of
Brazos County will be at the
Hillel Foundation at 8 p.m. Sun
day to view the British film
“Animal Farm,” based on George
Orwell’s famous book.
The BA Wives Club will hold
a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. in
the South Solarium of the YMCA
Building. Dr. William Roman
will present two films concerning
cancer and will answer questions.
There will be no admision charge.
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Meet DAVID HAINES '51
Son of Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Haines of College Station and Graduate of A&M Consolidated High School.
Cadet Colonel, Secy-Treas. Sr. Class, Pres
ident of the Senior Court, President of the
Singing Cadets, Who’s Who, Member of
Ross Volunteers, Aggie Players, Press
Club, Manager of Freshman Baseball team,
Distinguished Student & Distinguished
3 yrs. as Regular Army officer in Field
Artillery including duty as Battery
Commander and later as Aide to
Commanding General V Corps Artillery
Award winning (SDX & United Press)
radio newsman in San Antonio. Former
TV newsman and later manager of KORA.
An outstanding new member of Texas
House of Representatives serving on 5
major committees—Authored A&M name
change bill—Helped to secure greatest
appropriation in history for Texas A&M—
Successfully worked for & defended co-ed
DAVID HAINES has earned a 2nd Term as Our STATE
Vote for him in Democratic Primary on May 2nd
Pd. Pol. Adv.
By Charles M. Schulz
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