The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 20, 1959, Image 1
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Published Daily on the Texas A&M College Campus
Number 91: Volume 58
COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 1959
Price Five Cents
Quartermaster f r
Retains Care *
Of 111 Reveille
By FRED MEURER
Battalion Managing Editor
Custody of Reveille II, A&M’s
mascot since 1951 who is reported
in ill health, should remain in the
hands of the Quartermaster Corps
until the dog’s death, the Student
Senate recommended last night.
The 9-year-old mascot is afflict
ed with kidney trouble and her
life is feared to be in danger. Bill
Myers, chairman of the Issues
Committee, said “Rev” might live
for “two weeks or three years”
depending on her response to medi
Myers suggested that Reveille
stay with the Quartermasters be
cause of “tradition and their love
for the dog,” with the understand
ing that the veterinary company
have priority on housing Reveille
II after the present mascot dies.
Reveille II has been in and out
of the news all year, first for her
36 Seniors Put
On Revised AF
An order issued by the Depart
ment of Air Science yesterday re
tained 36 of the original 50 senior
Distinguished AFROTC Cadets rec
ognized last Oct. 15.
Cadets on the roster were
screened by the Distinguished AF
ROTC Board and were placed on
the new list with the approval of
Col. Charles E. Gregory, Professor
of Air Science, and the appropriate
Named were David L. Atteberry,
David H. Beck, Arthur L. Cameron
Jr., Calvin D. Campbell, Donald R.
Cloud, Milton L. Contella, William
W. Culberth, Raymond L. Darrow,
Delmar A. Deterling, Tracy K.
Dorsett and Donnie R. Duplissey.
Larry G. Garrison, Melbern G.
Glasscock, Jerry D. Gleason, Har
vey J. Haas, James A. Hataway,
Glen D. Hitchcock, Marcus R. Hud
gins, John R. Johnson, Elmer E.
Kunkle, Robert T. G. Lassiter and
Edward F. Lednicky.
Frederick A. Meurer, Monroe D.
Mitchella, Lado Muhlstein Jr.,
John H. Pai'tridge Jr., Dwane G.
Pepper, Robert T. Pfeuffer, Bobby
W. Phillips, Hoy A. Richards,
Charles H. Robison, Jay R. Roland,
Wayne O. Smith Jr., James D. Ter
ry, Floyd S. Thompson and Hubert
Qualifications for the honor call
for the student to be in the top
25 per cent of his class or in the
top 10 per cent of his Air Science
class, and he must have posted an
outstanding record at summer
Kiwanians to Give
More than 2000 people are ex
pected to attend the annual Bryan-
College Station Kiwanis Clubs’
pancake supper to be held at the
Army Reserve Center tomorrow,
according to Dr. James F. Cooper,
chairman of the College Station
The supper will be held at 511
Carson St., Bryan, from 4-9 p.m.
Tickets can still be purchased from
any Kiwanis Club member for 50<f
Cooper said the proceeds of this
supper will be used to support such
Kiwanis Club activities as civic im
provements and the annual crip
pled children’s clinic.
Bacon, milk and coffee will be
served with the pancakes and ad
ditional servings of pancakes will
also be available. A nursery will
be available for those with small
Cooper said he is working very
closely with James Berry, chair
man of the Bryan Kiwanis Club, in
hoping to make this year’s supper
the most successful ever held.
discriminate antics on the foot-
hall gridiron and later for biting
a Texas Christian University coach
during halftime. Her actions were
then blamed on “anxiety due to
her old age,” and she was muzzled
for some of the following games,
Senate discussion arose around
an A&M Memorial Scholarship
Fund which has been on the Sen
ate agenda for some time. Myers’
committee has drawn up a 5-point
plan for the $1,000 grant which
would “honor the memory of de
parted relatives and friends with
living memorials in lieu of flowers.”
The scholarship will be adminis
tered) by the Former Students
Assn., with the Senate to handle
the publicity end of the matter.
Necessary administrative details
will be worked out by a Senate
committee in conjunction with the
Low Bowl Game Profit
Myers expressed displeasure
with the rough profit of about
$156 realized from the 12th Man
Bowl game played two weeks ago.
Of the $455.80 income, he said
about $290 had been paid for ex
The Issues chairman said his
committee was open for sugges
tions so that future contests pit
ting the Army and Air Force
ROTC stars could earn profits on
a par with 12th Man Bowl clashes
of the past.
Muster, Parents’ Day
Ronny Stallings, chairman of the
Public Relations Committee, said
the Aggie Muster this April 21
would be held on the Memorial
Student Center lawn at 5 p. m.
Main speaker at the San Jacinto
Day ceremony which honors de
ceased Aggies will be Congressman
Olin E. Teague, who will be intro
duced by A&M President M. T.
Parents’ Day will be held at 11
a. m. on Sunday, May 10, in Guion
Hall, Pat Mauritz, chairman of the
Student Life Committee, reported.
Further plans are being worked
out by the group.
Don Rummell, chairman of the
Student Welfare Committee, told
the Senate the “Aggie Mother of
the Year” would be chosen some
time after Easter. He said a list
of requirements would be worked
out in the meantime.
. . Walton East
Jo Ann Pitzer
. . . Apartment Council
. . . Bizzell
. . . Milner
Mary Jo Saunders
. . . Law
Civilians to Kick-Off
4 WeekencT Saturday
A citizens advisory committee
will meet tonight at A&M Con
solidated to discuss a factual re
port prepared by principals and
the superintendent concerning ex
pected growth of the schools.
The principals and Superintend
ent W. T. (Taylor) Riedel will be
on hand at the meeting tonight to
answer any questions concerning
An enrollment prediction based
on the number of students now in
school in the various grades, the
birth rate in the area during recent
years and extensions of the trend
For Fee Payment
Deadline for payment of the
March installment fee without pen
alty ^is 5 p.m. today.
The $61.40 fee, which covers
room, laundry and board, may be
paid at the Fiscal Office in the
Richard Coke Building.
Only one more payment—$74.75
—must be paid this semester after
the March installment.
News of the World
By The Associated Press
Committee Approves Bookkeeping Change
AUSTIN—Gov. Price Daniel’s proposal to change the
state’s bookkeeping system to help retire the general fund
deficit was recommended for passage Thursday by the s House
Revenue and Taxation Committee.
Gov. Daniel originally figured the plan would make about
18 million dollars available to apply to the current 65 mil
lion dollar deficit.
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Soviets Okay Ministers Meet May 11
MOSCOW—Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev said
Thursday he is willing to open a foreign ministers conference
on Germany May 11 but insisted only a summit meeting can
brush away the threatening clouds of war.
“I am convinced there will be meeting of both the foreign
ministers and heads of states,” he told a news conference.
He said he is waiting for the West to make concrete pro
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Macmillan Says Russians Do Not Want War
WASHINGTON—Britain’s Prime Minister Harold Mac
millan expressed confidence Thursday that the Soviet leaders
want to negotiate rather than go to war over Berlin.
Arriving here for talks with President Eisenhower, he
called on the Western Allies to develop “the right mixture”
of firmness and reasonableness to guide them in foreign min
isters and summit conferences with the U.S.S.R.’s leaders.
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Kidnapper Caught; Mother, Children Safe
LOGAN, W. Va.—The ex-convict who kidnaped a South
Charleston mother and her three young children was in police
custody here Thursday.
Officers said none of the five persons was hurt.
FBI agents and state police were returning Richard A.
Payne, 23, and the four persons he held captive since about
7:30 p. m. Wednesday to South Charleston, nerve center of
a huge manhunt since the abduction.
of these rates are the main items
in the report.
A plan of action for the com
mittee will also be formulated.
A total enrollment of 1,680 is
predicted for the 1968-69 school
year as compar’ed to the present
Also in the report are charts
showing room use for the school
System. The charts show that ev
ery room is in or almost in full
use. No room will be available, ac
cording to the report, for the in
crease in enrollment beyond the
1959-60 school year.
In addition to new classrooms
other facilities that need improve
ment are included in the report.
Cafeteria and physical education
facilities are already inadequate.
Also needed are extensive drain
age and other grounds improve
ments. Several buses need replace
ment and office space is lacking.
Present indebtedness amounts
to $564,000, according to a resume
of the financial status of the
school contained in the report. The
indebtedness is based on an assess
ed valuation of approximately
$10,250,000. The present tax rate
is $1.40 per hundred dollars eval
uation and the maximum permissi
ble rate is $1.50. Operation and
maintenance now take 88 cents of
the tax money and 42 cents goes
to debt service.
Charles LaMotte was elected by
committee members as chairman.
Dr. James Cooper is vice-chairman
and Robert Holcomb is secretary.
Other members are D. A. Ander
son, M. L. Cashion, James Free
man, Ed Garner, C. B. Godbey,
Charles Haas, O. M. Holt, Luther
Jones, Lucian Morgan, Arthur Ol
den, Tommy Preston, John K.
Riggs, Vic Schember, Robert
Skrabanek, Henry Wiliams, Mrs.
Howard Mitchell, Mrs. Marion
Pugh and Mrs. Earl Rudder.
To Hear IBM
Representatives from the Hous
ton branch of the IBM Corpora
tion, Tom McGaha and W. R. Fag-
ley, will be guest speakers at a
meeting of the Accounting Society
Monday at 7:30 p.m. in Room 2C
and 2D of the Memorial Student
McGaha, assistant Houston
branch manager of IBM, and Fag-
ley, salesman, will speak on “Ca
reer Oportunities in Data Process
ing.” They will also show a film
called “The Information Machine,”
which won prizes at the Brussels
World Fair last year.
By DAVE STOKER
Battalion News Editor
Civilians and their dates will
kick-off a full weekend of enter
taining activities tomorrow when
the sixth annual Civilian Weekend
leaps into full swing with a barbe
cue in The Grove at 4 p.m.
Following the barbecue will be
the annual semi-formal Civilian
Ball scheduled for The Grove from
9-12 p.m. “Civiliari Ball Sweet
heart” will be chosen during inter
mission at the ball with 14 final
ists vieing for the title. This will
highlight the “weekend” activities.
The finalists include sweet
hearts from each civilian dormi-
tor, four from the various apart
ment areas and one representing
70 Students File
For Class Offices
Seventy students had filed for
positions as officers in their re
spective classes for the 1959-60
school year yesterday afternoon,
Thursday, according to Pete Har
desty, students organizations ad
Hardesty said the junior class
seems to be showing the most in
terest in entering the coming elec
tions, to be held April 8 and 15.
The junior class had 35 students
filing for positions, half of the to
tal number of students who had
In the sophomoi'e class, 27 stu
dents had submitted their names as
candidates for junior class offices
next year, whereas only 6 fresh
men had filed for future sophomore
All students filing for positions
as class officers or positions on the
Memorial Student Center Council
must have at least a 1.00 grade
point ratio. Those filing for stu
dent entertainment manager or
yell leader must have a grade point
ratio of 1.25. All candidates must
be academically classified with the
class for which they are filing.
* The deadline for filing is 5 p.m.
The fourth annual Municipal
Electric Short School will be held
in the Memorial Student Center
Monday and Tuesday.
The school, sponsored by the
Department of Electrical Engineer
ing, is planned for management
personnel of the municipal electric
Registration for the school will
begin at 8 p. m. Monday in the
MSC. Some 40 people are scheduled
the day students. They will be in
troduced tomorrow as part of the
Activities will actually begin to
day with dormitory hamburger
fries and other dormitory func
tions. Cafe Rue Pinalle will be held
tonight in the Memorial Student
Entertainment at the barbecue
will be provided by band members
of “The Collegians”, a 20-piece
band from Prairie View A&M, plus
an all male quartet from Prairie
View, “The Dreamers”. “The Sil-
vertones”, an all Aggie trio, will
also entertain. Ben Havard, Wal
ton Hall’s representative to the
Civilian Student Council, will act
as master of ceremonies.
Under the light of the moon
from 9-12 in The Grove, Civilians
and their lovely ladies will dance
to the music of “The Collegians”.
Miss Millie Rowland, 1959 Aggie
sweetheart will be on hand to
crown the “Civilian Ball Sweet
heart” during intermission at the
dance. Miss Rowland will be es
corted by Civilian Student Council
man Roland Dommert.
In case of bad weather the ball
will be held in Sbisa Hall.
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 Corps of Cadets and all faculty
members. “The Civilian Student
Council is sponsoring the weekend
primarily to provide spring ac
tivities for the Civilian student
body, but the Council also wishes
to cordially invite the Corps bf
Cadets and faculty members to the
activities,” Roland Dommert, Civ
ilian Weekend publicity chairman,
Sweetheart finalists and escorts
are Dorothy Carr, Mitchell Hall,
escorted by Howard Andrews; Jo
Anna Carlo, Legett Hall, escorted
by Fred Cole; Bonny Heggen, Wal
ton East, escorted by Joe Winston;
Mary Jo Sanders, Law Hall, es
corted by Ralph Bullard; Bette
Azadian, Pm^year Hall, escorted by
Jimmy Tucker; Carolyn Wight,
Bizzell Hall, escorted by Davis
Wight; Joyce Poston, Hart Hall,
escorted by Joe Yanta; Annell
Freeman, Milner Hall, escorted by
Jim Langston; Ann McEachern,
Walton West, escorted by William
E. Maxwell; Ann Cobb, Apartment
Council, escorted by Richard W.
Cobb; Tina Bratton, Apartment
Council, escorted by Bill Bratton;
Jo Ann Pitzer, Apartment Council,
escorted by Carroll D. Pitzer; Ann
Garrett, Apartment Council, es
corted by Charles H. Garrett; and
Barbara Wolfle, Day Student area,
escorted by Tom Wolfle.
. . Day Student Area
. . . Puryear
Plan Annual Trip
On Reptile Study
Twelve students and faculty
members from A&M are expected
to attend the annual field trip of
the Texas Herpetological Society,
a group of amateurs and profes
sional interested in the study of
reptiles and amphibians, the week
end of March 28-29.
Site of the meet will be the
65,000-acre area of Devils River,
located 70 miles northwest of Del
Rio. Headquarters will be located
on the Fawcett family ranch whei’e
the group will live in tents.
Saturday at 5 p. m. the society
will have its annual dinner and
business meeting, after which they
will hunt specimens. The following
morning there will be an exhibit
and awards will be given to the
top two collectors.
Richard Bauldouf, assistant pro
fessor in the Department of Wild
life Management, is president of
the society which is composed of
N. M. Randolph, associate pro
fessor of entomology will speak on
“Bio-assay of Insecticide Residues
by the Photomigration Method” at
the entomology seminar to be held
Monday from 1-2 p. m. in Room
105 of the Biological Sciences
His speech will discuss the ef
fect of toxic insecticides on plants
and its distribution in the soil
through the use of mosquito larvae.
The seminar is one of those be
ing held semi-weekly throughout
this semester by members of the