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The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 20, 1959, Image 1

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Weather Today Cloudy this afternoon with scattered showers. Turn ing cooler tonight. Partly cloudy Saturday. THE BATTALION 5 Days Until Holidays 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 cal treatment. 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 DMS Roster 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 deans. 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 C. Vykukal. 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 camp. Kiwanians to Give Supper Saturday 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 Kiwanis Club. 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 each. 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 children. 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, Memorial Scholarship 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 F.S.A. 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 penses. 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. Harrington. 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. Bonny Heggen . . Walton East Jo Ann Pitzer . . . Apartment Council Carolyn Wight . . . Bizzell Annell Freeman . . . Milner Mary Jo Saunders . . . Law Civilians to Kick-Off 4 WeekencT Saturday Meeting Tonight Study Underway Of Consolidated 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 the report. 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 Deadline Today 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. ★ ★ ★ 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 posals. ★ ★ ★ 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. ★ ★ ★ 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 1,225. 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. Accountants To Hear IBM Housing Reps 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 Center. 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. Sweetheart Choice Highlight Events 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 visor. 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 applied. 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 positions. 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. Monday. Electric School Opens Monday 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 system. Registration for the school will begin at 8 p. m. Monday in the MSC. Some 40 people are scheduled to attend. the day students. They will be in troduced tomorrow as part of the barbecue festivities. Hamburger Fries 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 Center. 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 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, said. Finalists 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. Barbara Wolfle . . Day Student Area Bette Azadian . . . Puryear Students, Faculty 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 90 members. Entomology Meet Planned Monday 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 Building. 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 entomology faculty.