The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 17, 1959, Image 1

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12 COPIES j Weather Today Forecast calls for clearing skies this afternoon. Continued fair tonight and Wednesday. THE BATTALION Published Daily on the Texas A&M College Campus Election Filings Open Now Number 88: Volume 58 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 1959 Price Five Cents Semester Hours Earned at A&M Drop Last Year A&M was one of two of the eighteen state-supported colleges and universities showing a decrease jn percentage in number of semes- teV hours of credits earned by stu dents last year. Texas Western College at El Paso was the other school showing a decrease. C. H. Cavness, state auditor, made the disclosure in announc ing that the 18 colleges showed an overal increase of 3.19 per cent from 1957 to 1958. A&M showed a 9.33 per cent drop and Texas Western had a 1.2G loss. Sam Houston was tops in in creases with a 11.62 per cent rise. North Texas State was second with an increase of 8.94 per cent. Percentage increases for the other state-supported colleges and universities: S. F. Austin State, 8.28; Lamar Tech, 7.31; West Texas, 6.44; East Texas, 5.80; Ar lington State, 5.56; Southwest Texas, 4.01; University of Texas, 3.61; Texas Southern, 3.60; Tarle- ton State, 3.09; Texas A&T, 2.16; Texas Tech, 1.35; and Prairie View, 0.96. Newcomers Club To Give Coffee A coffee will be given for new comers to A&M by Mrs. Earl Rud der at her home Wednesday morn ing from 9:30 till 11:30. Purpose of the coffee is to give the wives of new faculty members and newcomers a chance to get acquainted. Officers and committee chairman of the Newcomers Club will serve as assistant hostesses. Mrs. M. T. Harrington and wives of past A&M presidents Gibb Gil christ, T. O. Walton Si*, and S. C. Bolton will be special guests at the coffee. Other special guests include the wives of the directors and heads of the departments of the college. “All wives of newcomers and fac ulty newcomers are cordially in vited to attend,” said Mrs. I. W. Rupel, president of the club. William Heye Named Corps Sergeant Major Announcement Made Official By President Sandra Mcllroy, 5-5 blonde North Texas State College was chosen 1959 Combat Cutie at the Combat Ball Friday night. She represented the Engineer Bat- 1959 Combat Cutie freshman at talion and was escorted by Calvin Brum- mett, senior on he 3rd Battalion staff. She was chosen Yucca Beauty at NTSC this year. Colorful ‘Weekend’ Ahead for Civilians Dancing to soft music under the light of the moon sprinkled with the sparkle of lovely ladies will highlight the Civilian Student Council-sponsored Civilian Week end this Saturday. A special meeting of the Civil ian Student Council will be held today at 5 in the Brooks Room of the YMCA to study the progress of ticket sales for the Civilian Barbecue and Ball. Reports will also be heard from the various working committees. The barbecue is scheduled to be gin Saturday at 4 p. m. in The Grove. The Grove will also be the setting for the dance that night from 9-12 p. m. Tickets to the barbecue are $1 for adults and 50 cents for children and must be purchased no later than midnight Wednesday. m "zM & 1 i • ■ * ' - I VS>;V"te J v . I ' V‘V* 1 ill * >,,> > J >,\: 5 ’ .m -' . •. * ■ Ivr wf ' ' r X ' A /I ■’ .. • -W . ■ -J.V: tNk ■ | • lank# I : ‘ “ I . 1 : ■r tohShHIl k fc k i \ v ■ i ■ 1 ;¥0< * III- ■ H. ■ lii; ■: :• ITS Performer Joyce Tallman, modern jazz dancer from Texas Tech, per forms at the eighth annual Intercollegiate Talent Show held Friday night in G. Rollie White Coliseum. Miss Tall man was one of ten acts from 15 college campuses which entertained at the show. m Tickets to the ball are $1.50 per couple or stag and will be available until the dance begins. Tickets can be purchased from Student Councilmen, dormitory and apartment councilmen and from the Department of Student Activ ities, YMCA. Activities will begin Friday af ternoon with dormitory hamburger fries and other dormitory <■ func tions. There will be dancing at Cafe Rue Pinalle later in the even ing. The barbecue Saturday will act ually kick-off the “Weekend.” One- half a barbecued chicken will be served along with potato salad, beans, pickles and onions. Cold drinks will be served in six-ounce cups. Six members of the Prairie View dance band will be on hand to pi*o- vide music for the dinner. Each dormitory and apartment sweet heart contestant and the 1959 Ag gie Sweetheart, Miss Millie Row land, will be present. The Silver- tones, an Aggie trio, will also en tertain. The Prairie View Collegians, 20 in number, will bring their music to The Grove Saturday night for the semi-formal dance for Aggies and their dates. Also here to en tertain from Prairie View will be The Dreamers, an outstanding male quartet. In case of bad weather the dance will be held in Sbisa Dining Hall. During intermission at the Ball, the 1959 Civilian Student Sweet heart will be selected and then crowned by Miss Rowland. Door prizes from local merchants will also be given away. Special guests will include Pres ident and Mrs. M. T. Harrington, Vice President and Mrs Earl Rud der, the Executive Committee of the college, unit faculty advisors and other college officials. The Civilian Student Council has also extended invitations to the Corp of Cadets and all faculty members. “The planning commit tees have worked out programs which will be enjoyable by all who attend,” Roland Dommert, chair man of the Civilian Weekend Pub licity Committee, said • yesterday. 1959 Car Tags On Sale in MSC Automobile license plates went on sale yesterday at the Memorial Student Center and will be sold until noon, March 31. Raymond Buchanan, tax asses sor and collector of Brazos County, is extending their service, said Mrs. Ann Keel, Memorial Student Center Social Director. Mrs. Keel said that all residents of this area and college students may obtain their license plates at the MSC. Senior Scouts Give Program For Lions Club “The Goals and Objectives of Senior Scouting” were given by a group of six local 'Senior Girl Scouts before the College Station Lions Club Monday. Accompanied by Mrs. Sid Love less, senior advisor for the local Girl Scouts district, each girl gave a brief talk on a different phase of senior Girl Scouting. Talks were given by Jo Ann Storm, Bevei’ly Ogg, Jeanelle LaMotte, Pamela Stidham, Susan Wormeli and Pat sy Varvel. Also appearing as a guest of the club was Marilyn McElroy, who will be the Lions’ duchess to the annual Cotton Pageant and Ball to be held April 17. Miss McElroy, 16-year old junior at A&M Consolidated High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl McElroy of 105 Cooner St. President David Fitch told the Lions their blood drive held in co operation with the Student Senate which netted 400 pints of blood, was an “unqualified success”. He read club members a letter from Mrs. T. M. Ray, president of the Leukemia Foundation, expressing gratitude of the foundation for the “largest and best organized drive ever held for the foundation.” Fitch added that a group of medical research men from the Wadley Institute of Dallas, collect ors of the blood, had predicted that a cure would be found for the blood “cancer” within the -next three years. William B. Heye Jr. was an nounced Corps sergeant major at the Military Ball Saturday night by Corps Commander Donald R. Cloud. Interviews were conducted of 15 outstanding juniors by Cloud, De puty Corps Commander Randy Curtis and the wing and regimen tal commanders to pick nominees for the position. Final appointment was made by President M. T. Harrington. “I think Heye will do an out standing job,” Col. Joe E. Davis said regarding Heye’s appointment. Heye, the son of Mrs. William B. Heye Sr. of San Antonio, is an electrical engineering major. Prior to his selection as sergeant major, he was Corps scholastic sergeant. A member of the Ross Volun teers, Heye has an overall grade point ratio of 2.89. He is associate editor of The Engineer, vice pres ident of the Radio Club and a mem ber of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi and the Institute of Radio En gineers. Last year he was outfit clerk for Squadron 11, treasui’er of the Radio Club, treasurer of the New man Club, writer for The Engineer, member of the Institute of Radio Engineers and outstanding elec trical engineer in Eta Kappa Nu. His freshman year he was out standing freshman in the Corps, best-drilled freshman in Squadron 11, a member of the Freshman Drill Team, president of the Fresh man Engineering Society, writer for The Engineer, outstanding elec trical engineering freshman in Eta Kappa Nu and a member of Phi Eta Sigma, the Newman Club and the Radio Club. New Responsibility William Heye Jr., seated, newly appointed Corps sergeant major, looks over papers with Corps Commander Don Cloud. Heye was announced Corps sergeant major at the Military Ball Saturday night. Kiwanians Selling Like ‘Hot Cakes 9 College Station Kiwanians put on their selling moods over the weekend and sold ducats like “hot cakes” for “hot cakes” as they en tered their final week of vending tickets for the annual Bryan and College Station Kiwanis Clubs' Pancake Supper. The supper, which includes all the pancakes, bacon and coffee or milk the purchaser can eat for a package price of 50 cents a ticket, will be held from 4-9 p. m. Satur day at the Army Reserve Center, 511 Carson St., Bryan. MSC Committees Choose Chairmen Chairmen for 11 Memorial Stu dent Center committees were an nounced last night to serve dur ing 1959-60, at the first joint meeting of all MSC committees. Sponsored by the MSC Directo rate, the meeting was held in the newly-evacuated basement area of the Center. Each new commit tee chairman was introduced and members of the various commit tees gave brief scripts portraying “typical” activities of their groups. Committee chairmen named for 1959-60 are: Radio, Richard Mc- Gaughy; Browsing Library. Don Zirkle; Great Issues, Mike Mc Guire; Camera, Billy Ray Smith; Flying Kadets; James H. Willess: Creative Arts, John Garggis; Re cital Series, Gordon Reynolds; SCONA, Jarrel Gibbs; Bowling, John Ponica; Dance, Tom Withey; Film Society, Ed Saenz. Chairmen for the Music, Chess, Bridge and Public Relations com mittees will not be named until a later date. President Eisenhower Says U. S. Will Not Retreat From Duty WASHINGTON OP)—Highlights of President Ensenhower’s radio television broadcast last night: We will not retreat one inch from our duty. We will not be the first to breach the peace. We cannot try to purchase peace by forsaking two million free peo ple of Berlin. As long as the Communist em pire continues to seek world dom ination we shall have to face threats to the peace, of varying character and location. To build toward peace and main tain free world security will re quire action in every field of hu man enterprise. All history has taught us the firm lesson that no nation has ever been successful in avoiding the terrors of war by refusing to defend its rights—by attempting to placate aggression. The risk of war if we stand firm/ is minimized Assuming developments that justify a summer meeting at the summit, the United States would be ready to participate in this ef fort. The design of our defense is the pi’oduct of the best composite judgment available for the ful fillment of our security needs. The capacity of our combined striking forces represents an al most unimaginable destructive power. More and more this great retaliatory force will feature in termediate as well as long-range missiles capable of reaching any target on earth. We are engaged in an endless process of research, development and production to equip our forces with new weapons. I believe the American people want, are entitled to, can indefi nitely pay for, now have and will continue to have a modern, effec tive and adequate military estab lishment. Any misguided effort to reduce defense funds below what I have recommended weakens the sentries of freedom wherever they stand. We have heard that our military posture has been subordinated to a balanced budget, to the jeopardy of our national defense, that our defenses are inadequate to meet recurrent Communist threats. Such assertions as these are simply not true. They are without foundation. It is not likely, however, that such assertions will lead the So viet Union to miscalculate our true strength—and this is indeed fortunate. Reynolds and Zirkle were re named to the positions they have held this year. Ronald Buford, president of the MSC Council and Dh*ectorate, in troduced all members of the MSC Council present and recognized sponsors of the various Center committees. Buford told the group that the meeting was the first of its kind and designed to give the council and committee members a closer relationship and clearer under standing of the function of each working body of the Center. Following the introductions and skits, refreshments were served to the more than 100 guests attend ing. Filing for Officers Open This Week Filings for class offices opened yesterday in the Office of Student Activities and will remain open until 5 p. m., March 23. Primary elections will be held April 8. Runoffs are scheduled for April 15. The Class of ’60 will elect a president, vice president, secretary- social secretary, historian, student entertainment manager and two yell leaders. The Class of ’61 will elect a president, vice president, secretary- treasurer, social secretary and two yell leaders. The Class of ’62 will elect a pres ident, vice president, secretary- treasurer and social secretary. The civilian yell leader will be elected from and by the civilian students in a general election sche duled April 30. W. D. (Pete) Hardesty, student organziations advisor, urged all students to vote at the seven vot ing machines that will be located in the hallway between the Bowling Alley and the Fountain Room of the Memorial Student Center. Hardesty said, “I would further urge all prospective candidates for offices to drop by the Office of Student Activities for more infor mation.”