The Rambler (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 33, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 25, 1948 Page: 2 of 4
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STUDENT'S - EYE VIEWS
Our Chance Comes Next Term
With the traditional Senior robin'g Tues-
day, the traditional Senior message was
sounded . . . "You have just scratched the
surface of knowledge."
The speaker echoed flie realization that
for weeks has been crowding into' the
minds of TWC students when he cited the
comparative ignorance of the prospective
college alumnus "in view of the vastness of
a great world "
And he answered the question of "Why?"
which that realization prompted when he
said that knowledge should make one more
acutely aware of what he tloes not know.
Yet, even with such assurance ringing
in their ears, most Seniors also are realiz-
ing that, they have not scratched as deeply
into knowledge as they might have if they
had applied''themselves fully to the task.
They regret their lack of application.
Their regret should serve as an adraoni-
tion to those of us who are not graduating.
We can do no more about the things we
have not learned this year than can the
Senior. But we have the fall term.
Greed Supports High Prices
It is not uncommon today to see a union
ditch-digger in a new car whiz by a col-
lege professor waiting for a bus. The rail-
road brakeman, the coal-miner, the wel-
der, go home to new houses. The college-
trained bookkeeper, teacher, preacher go
heme to rented rooms.
A Fort Worth grocer remarked recently
that people thought groceries were high
two years ago. "Look at that can of corn,"
he pointed, "24 cents. Two years ago it
sold for 15 cents." Two years ago people
thought it was outrageous that new Ford
cars were listed at $1200. Today they are
hard to buy at twice that much.
Yet today the well-paid, new-car-and-
home owners of CIO packinghouse union,
United Workers, Chrysler Corporation and
even Oak Ridge atomic bomb workers are
demanding, sometimes violently, more
Where is the end of this greedy clamor?
Organized minorities are sky-rocketing
prices beyond reach of the great unorganiz-
ed majorities. Unions will not leave the
American scene because they were success-
ful in bringing security and prosperity to
American workers when greedy capitalists
went too far in their inhuman methods.
The time is past due when unions, man-
agement, the American people and the
United States government should have
reached a ground of cooperation and intel-
But it is not too late! The lighted fuse
has not yet reached the keg of dynamite.
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centimeters which can reproduce 100 pages
of research material. And Fermont Rider,
librarian of Wesleyan College in Middle-
town, Connetticutt, has developed a system
of reducing the graying librarian's prob-
lems of where to put all the new research
material constantly pouring into her shelves
about everything from atoms to zebras.
Charles Gelatt, president of the Northern
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T exans Can See World
Without Leaving State
California may have her amfable climate;
Nevada*,her inherent Sierras; Kansas, her
golden wheat fields; New York, her fabu-
lous world market; New England, her in-
telligentsia, but where can you find a com-
plete combination of these cerebral assets?
An alien who has never visited our mag-
nificently huge state would probably be
inclined to answer this question only after
Published weekly during the school year,
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The psychological import would be as-
extensive debate wtih himself; then, he
would conclude that possibly the regions of
the Rivieras of France, the unexcelled
Alps, province of Switzerland, or the shape-
ly state of Italy would appeal to thg dis-
criminating traveler and connoisseur.
Nevertheless, one cannot find world mar-
kets in Switzerland, nor can he point out
any locality in Europe, Asia or the (Near
East where all of these desirable assets
exist together. Any such inordinate de-
lusion that either of these continents pos-
sess Utopia bliss would never exist in the
minds of our citizens. If asked to answer
our question, a Texan would unhesitating-
ly reply, "Texas, of course!"
Here it is. We have the Rio Grande
Valley with its wanm climate an<J fruitful
soil, soil on which a variety of fruits and
other crops are produced. This peaceful
valley would stir the poetic in any man.
Farther south we have the Big Bend
country where wooded mountains, lifting
their peaks skyward as if in worship to
Mother Nature, and deep blue, fish-filled
streams make for pleasant vacationing.
As for world markets and shipping cen-
ters, Texas can boast of Galveston, Hous-
ton and Corpus Christi, whose ports open
to the iGulf of Mexico and the trading
routes of the world. Hand-in-hand with
these cities we have the railway and high-
way connected areas of'' central, eastern,
western and northern Texas from which
cotton, corn, wheat, petroleum, cattle sul-
fur, magnesium and many other demanded
products are produced.
^11 of these evidences that have been
presented amply prove, I think, the justifi-
cation of Texas brags.
—THE EAST TEXAN.
War Only a Question
Of 'When?' Says Gen.
BY MARTY COCKROFT
Gen. George C. Kenney, commander of
the Strategic Air Command, made a speech
to the Maine State Federation of Women's
Clubs May 7 that' practically scared them
to death, according to last week's News-
He told them that war with Russia is
inevitable and that the only question now
is "when?" He didn't venture to name a
date, but predicted that it would be just as
soon as Russia believed it was ready to at-
tack this capitalistic country. And Ail-
Force power, superior by far in this coun-
try, will be the deciding factor in the vic-
The Air Force will have to bear the
brunt of a possible attack during the first
months of the war, he said. And it looks
like Congress agrees with him, for they
have voted a 70-group Air Force, to rein-
force the present"55-group ratio. How-
ever, the Army, .Navy and Air Force, work-
ing together, will be necessary to win the
The Red Army has millions of men al-
ready and limitless possibilities beyond
thtft. The combined armies of the United
States, France and England could not hope
to offer more than token resistence and re-
treat if the Soviet forces started across
Western Europe. Estimates show that
within six months at the most, Russia
would be In control of Gibraltar and the
shores of the Persian iGulf. Then they
would let loose their guided missiles from
Germany and pound England until it would
be useless for United States rebuttals. They
might decide to bomb the United States by
sending suicide missions to the West
Coast, but with our radar and fighter
facilities, they could only count such mis-
sions lost. Their planes could not be ex-
pected to return. <*
We have at present the largest stock-
pile of bombs, including our ace weapon,
the Atom Bomb, in the world. We have
larger bombers than any other nation. Bui
the Russian fighter force is excellent.
Therefore, mass bombing attacks, such as
those sent over Germany during the last
war, would be futile. Once inside Russia,
and detected, two or ihree bombers could
do as much damage with the Atom Bomb
as hundreds did in the last war, but their
chances of survival would be small, for we
have no Tong-range fighter planes to pro-
tect the huge planes from Russian coun-
* * *
Kenney estimated that 40 per cent of
the Russian air industry Is centered about
Moscow. Naturally, that would be the
target for our principal raids over Russia.
Even this mass destruction. accomplished,
however, the Russians - have stores of
planes in other unknown parts of the coun
try ready for use when needed.
After the last war, American aircraft
production was cut down from 96,000
planes annually to 1500. Russia, however,
just cut down their 40,000 yearly to 18,000.
Russia has lured the German aeronautical
engineei'S, technicians and skilled workers
of the last war into a production line in
Russia, and they took their families and
military secrets with them, so it is abso-
lutely certain that-Russia holds the secret
of the German guided missiles and they
now have jet fighters equal or superior to
any in the world. But, behind the Iron
Curtain, no one knows how many. v
American strategy calls for winning
bases closer and closer around the Russian
perimeter until they are surrounded—then
drawing the net of offense tighter and
tighter until Russia is choked. This is all
very comforting, but who knows how long
it will take. And how many will be killed
before it is' accomplished, and most of all,
whether it will begin before the United
States is fully prepared to wage a win-
ning war. And if Russia has the atomic
bomb, the question will change from "how
lori'g will it take the U. S. to win?" to
"how long will it take before the world is
Fishing Is Stratari's Hobby
By BILL DAVIDSON
A senior from Fort Worth, member of
Alpha Chi and "Who's Who Among Col-
leges and Universities of America," a for-
mer member of The Rambler staff and
an assistant in chemistry laboratory was
last week awarded the Golden Shears. He
is graduating Senior, Richard (Dick) Stra-
Finishing high school at 16, Dick entered
Southwestern Bible Institute at Waxa-
hachie, and after graduating there two
years later as president'Of his graduating
class, enrolled at "RWC.
Majoring in chemistry and education,
and minoring in religious education, Dick
plans to "get more education some day,.
and if I do, I'll go to S. M. U. for my mas-
ter's degree," he reported.
"This sumfher," Dick exclaimed, "I'm
going to work for the Fort Worth Grain
and Cotton Exchange as an assistant ana-
Baseball, Softball, tennis and swimming
are some of the sports Dick enjoys, and
fishing is his hobby. He stated that he'd
rather fish than anything else outside of
"I want to contribute something in life
and chemical work is my main objective,"
Yes, there is a girl friend in his life. She
is Mary Nell Daniel, also a graduating
One veteran out of every five in school
is preparing for a career in business. Al-
most as many are training for engineering
or mechanical jobs. Nearly one-tenth of
all trainees have set their sights on agri-
culture. Next category consists of those
veterans preparing for teaching careers.
* * *
Many veterans planCft attend foreign
schools as a supplement to college work in
the United States. Here Is information
which unight be helpful to these students.
First requirement for foreign study Is a
letter of acceptance from the VA-approved
foreign school the veteran plans to attend.
Second, the veteran must get a supple-
mental certificate of eligibility from the
VA regional office. Third, he must get
necessary passport and visas authorizing
travel to the school from the Department
VA recommends that summer study be
taken in an approved school in one of the
foreign countries served by an Attache of
Veterans Affairs assigned by the State De-
These countries include Great Britain,
Mexico, France, Switzerland, Italy, Nor-
way, Sweden, Denmark and Belgium. -
# * *
Check thoroughly into all the details of
the house you are considering before you
you buy. Know that your builder is reli-
able. Make certain that the house is built
like you want it. And be sure that the
loan is not too much of a financial load
for you to carry . . . before you put your
signature on the dotted line.
While you are considering using a GI
loan, if you find that you need advice or
assistance, the loan guaranty officer in
your nearest VA regional office will be
glad to help you.
* * *
Your GI loan privilege is good for prac-
tically any legitimate business that a len-
der is willing to provide money for. But,
you'd better make doubly sure you have a
sound and workable idea before you take
your proposition to a lender. Remember >
that the lender not only is going to require
that you be a good loan risk, but that you
are a good risk for the type of business
that you want to go into.
If you need advice or assitance, either
your nearest Veterans Administration loan
guaranty officer or any lender qualified to
make GI loans will be glad to talk with
# * *
To apply for treatment in a VA hospital,
application should be made in person or by
letter to the nearest VA office. In an
emergency, however, a relative or friend
may telephone a VA hospital and take the
patient there directly.
# * *
Put full information into every letter
you find it necessaiy to write to your
nearest VA office. Write full name and
give your present address in full. Giye your
service serial number. If you have a claim
or insurance number, put it down. (Give
the date of your birth. Do not mail your
letters to VA headquarters in Washing-
^ * * *
Any veteran who has an established ser-
vice-connected disability is entitled to out-
patient treatment for his service-connected
: condition, regardless of the degree of dis-
it is dawn
"It is dawn"
All is quiet arftl still.
What is gone
Has gone for days until
Forgotten words once spoken
Speak no more.
A mind once open lies behind a door.
Deep thoughts now stand though
Cold and left alone.
All kings without their
Shining golden throne;
Beside a window
Watching all this gone
It strikes me, strangely,
"It is dawn!"
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Town Studes Plan to
Marry, Work and Play
Work and wedding bells are the desti-
nations of most of the town students in-
terviewed in the last of the series of Ram-
bler polls on summer plans of TWC stu-
the 22 town students asked the lead-
ing question, 12 gave work the emphasis
for the hot months. Others are getting
married and loafing and attending summer
Here are the answers received to the
question: What are your plans for this
BETTY FISHER, Freshman—I'm going
to work this summer and go to North
Texas State College next fall.
BESS HORNE, Junior — I'm going to
work and transfer to .North Texas in the
JACK iHARMON, Junior—I plan to work
and support my 28-month-old daughter.
CLYDE (QORKY) WOOD, Sophomore —
It's work for me.
BETTY DE VORE, Freshman—I'm going
to marry Gene Shields and teach music.
BILL BtOYKIN. Freshman—I'm planning
to work for an oil company.
RE7TTY WILSON, Freshman—I'm going
WINSTON TURBEVILLE, Senior —I'm
going to do nothing but take life easy in
our New Mexico cabin if my folks will let
FRED WAKEM.AN, Sophomore—I'm go-
ing to summer school here and work.
MERLIN MITCHELL, Junior—I'm plan-
ning to be fight here in summer school and
^ork a trifle.
MARIANNE RAMSEY, Freshman—Work
this summer. >•
RICHARD KERMiODE, Sophomore— I'm
going, to work during the d^y and run
around and have fun at night.
CHARLES McDERMOTT, Junior — I'm
going to get my own church and get mar-
EDNA RUTH RADFORD, Junior — I'm
getting married to Coy Ellis.
MARY ANN COOK, Junior— I'm going
to summer school here.
ROBERT OQ.OK, Junior—Slimmer school
for me, too.
BHiLY SMITH, Junior — I'm going to
work at the Wormser Hat Shop.
JIMMY LINDLEY, Junior—I'm going to
summer school and work at the Wells
MARY JEAN RHEA, Junior-—I'm going
to summer school at NTSC, but I'll
back at"TW next fall.
PAT HOTOPP, Junior - I'm going
work on annual plans for next year and
loaf the rest of the time.
BENNYLU JONES, Senior — I'm going
to work, but that won't keep me from en-
OHARLENE YORK, Sophomore - Sum-
mer school f6r me this summer.
"The Dfvine Right of Capital," C. E
"Samuel Johnson," (Biography) Joseph
"Land Without Laughter," (Sinkaing)
"America Faces the Future," Charles A
"J. Frank Dobie," (Guide to Life and
Literature of the Southwest).
The Man Who Killed Lincoln," Phillip
Van Doren Stern.
Ex-Spar Liked To
Drive Big Trucks
During my classification interv,
the SPARS I was asked if , w *
be assigned to office work. a« t „
like arithmetic in any form, I said t°
would not like an inside job. I 'told :h ■ are
that I would like ?o be a truck 2™*
I had always liked to drive cars and
cided I would like to be assigned to
transportation section To my sur|)H
since I had never driven trucks in my
I was assigned to the transportation
There were seven other girls who dro,
the various vehicles in our garage pj
of these girls were former school teachei
Another girl and I had been seoietarie
The other had been a student.
Road-hog Palm Trees
My desire wa> to drive all the vehlcl
in our section. These consisted of pic|
ups, transports, rack truck- and thread
37-passenger buses. We aKo had sevm
"carry-alls," (the Coast Guard's version,
a station wagon) limousines and one mak
We had to drive almost in the renter,
the street (in Palm Beach. because oft
way the palm trees slanted.
The duties of a driver were too varieL
and numerous to mention, hut I did haw
several extraordinary things to happen!
mo during the time.
New recruits had to he mei at the
road station and as a ride three drivel
were assigned to this detail, it was
turn to be driver of the rack truck on th]
particular day. Somehow t he .message J
received concerning the number of re
at the station was in error. When we at
rived at the railroad station there wer
girls enough for four bu',es instead of tw(
r proceeded to load the bgfera on
truck—alone. I loaded 180 srm cases. Afte
that very tiring experience the drivei
were assigned assistants to help load luj
Officers Go Shopping
A few of the routine duties 1 perform!
were: taking the linen to the laundry, til
garbage to the city dump, the Jewish girl
to church on Friday nights, meat and il
to and from town, carrying USO entel
tainers around, mail to and from the pd
office, patients to the hospital, officers tl
town to shop and the recruits back to til
railroad station when they had complete!
Upon several occasions we had severs
rear admirals to visit our station alon
with leaders in the SPARS. I wa- assign
ed to drive them in the limousine. Duriti
occasions such as these I had to drive i
dress uniform instead of my usual
I believe the most fun 1 had during thl
period was when I was driving the buses
They were the largest vehicles we hat
I was sorry that I never had I he opportl!
nity to drive the big diesei.trailer trucks,
An amusing thing that happened wa
the time I droveyrfne of the buses throug
town and a granCp of tourists gaped an
stared at me/ They were shocked to dis
cover that ^fie driver was a girl.
/ ■—doroth v McMillan.!
"Roses and Buckshot," t Autobiography
James M. Flagg.
"Eugenia," Rita Wellman.
"I Wish I'd Written That," Edited "j
By Fred U Applewhite and Mary Horrali
Help me to reach „
Into Thy strength
Help me to overcome
The tangled webs
That hedge me in.
Help me to be
The creature thou .
Would will me be.
Help me to do my part
And then quietly
Take my place again.
Help me to run
The race you've set
Before imy face.
And then Oh Lord,
Help me to win
The prize of life
You've promised all the
Miss Annie Beth Spain, Weatherford,
Texas, has received her Diploma in com-
bined business from Brantley - Draughon
Annie Beth will spend two weeks at her
home in Weatherford before seeking em-
O ' <
Miss Helen Starns received her Diploma 0
in General Business at B-D this week and
is taking a short vacation before going to
Helen was an outstanding student In ac-*
Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Gay are proud
parents of a daughter, Laura Gale, born
Saturday, May 8, 1948, at 5:10 p. m.
Tommy is president of B-D chapter of
Phi Theta Pi Fraternity.
Mrs. Tommy Jo Phipps of Cleburne is to
go to TWC for a secretarial position
Another pupil this week has stepped in-
to the working world. Bennie Moore,
member of the Alpha Iota Sorority left
day-school this week to work at Wolker
Frozen Food Lockers as bookkeeper. Sh
is now attending night school and expect
to finish by next month.
B-D welcomes the new students
have entered ^ool this week. They anj
Lota S. Bryant, 110 Beddell Street,
graduate of Sudan High School, SudSjJ
Lota served 14 months in the Army beforj
Dorothy Wooten, 22G Grace. Mis- Woo
ten is graduate of De Leon High SchooJ
De Leon, Texas.
Calvin E. Smith, 212 West Myrtle.
Don Cook, 2301 Riverside Drive.
Joel T. Jeffcoat, 2614 Rosemont.
Billie Hill, from Springtown, Texas
Miss Evelyn Thacker, of Furt Worth
now sporting a engagement ring. ',
announced her engagement to Alan
M1ss Mary Ellen Horrali, Junior seen
terial student has taken over the duties <
correspondent for Viola Fogg.
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