The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 11, 1964, Image 1

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£?$!'"• ■■ ■ iday, February^ lay iets will have toll i stiffle Arkansas ; LL HAVE a vith the Hogs’ tal nly 6-6 while tke; lorting John Be; Tim Timmermao e at 6-7. s need wins over I'exas Tech whom i >ock Tuesday nijl* ne through the fj jrence play with« re is 8 o’clock Sas OKS! ANGELES TARY nging work .ting one of tit ie world. > talk with ow e on campus. 1964 3 POWER taurant V 1 Che Battalion Volume 60 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1964 Number 195 Noted Rocket Scientist Next ‘Fiesta’ Speaker 2:00 noon and GEE, THAT BASKET’S HIGH! Batt Editor Dainty Dan Louis launches rubber satellite. ties Early. *ersons BATT STAFF WINS Full House Sees ’Trotters Pull Basketball Wizardry Willy Ley Slates 6 Interstate 9 Talk Willy Ley, a stocky gentleman with greenish-grey eyes and graying hair, will discuss the “Conquest of Space” at a gathering of Space Fiesta visitors at 8 p. m. Thursday. Ley, noted for his books on rockets and space travel, predicted earlier that man will visit the moon before the end of the century. “Space exploration is progressing at such sputnik speed these days,” Ley recently remarked, “that within 10 or 20 years space flight will be an almost everyday occurence.” Ley’s forecasts are based on a background of more than 30 years of scientific research. Born in Berlin in 1906, he studied at the Universities of Berlin and Konigsberg in East •♦■Prussia, concentrating on pa leontology, astronomy and v many of eatest per- Of course, isibility is patient to 3 lf. There loomed or INIES Before one of the largest crowds ever to fill G. Rollie White Coli seum, the Harlem Globetrotters outscored, outwitted and out- clowned the San Francisco Golden Caters, 96-87, Monday night. The world - renowned Magicians of the Court sent an estimated 7,500 spectators into roars with their now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t Services Set For Former A&M Prof AUSTIN <JP) — Ernest Steel, former professor of civil engi neering at A&M and the Univer sity of Texas, died Monday. Steel, 70, taught at A&M from 1925 to 1942, when he went to Venezuela with the U.S. engdf- neers. He was a professor at the Uni versity of Texas from 1950 to 1958. Steel wrote several books and held membership in many pro fessional and honorary groups. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mabel Steel, and a daugh ter, Mrs. Cesare Borgia of White Plains, N. Y., and his mother, Mrs. Minnie Steel, Maple Shade, N. J. Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Cook Fu neral Home here. brand of roundball and fabulous shooting. CHIEF CLOWN and havoc-mak er was Robert (Showboat) Hall at the post. He was called the postman because the team whirled around him while he worked the ball back and forth, making the Gaters look like giraffes on roller skates. Showboat, the star of the tilt, brought forth wisecracks as fast as Charles Finley looks for base ball franchises. It was a sight for the fans as Murphy Summons dribbled around the court on his way to the buck et, like it was as easy as an Aggie finding his way home on the week end. Charles (Tex) Harrison, one of the original Globetrotters, made the San Francisco defense leak like a gravy and cracker sand wich. THE GOAT OF THE GAME was the referee, who also acted as a fall guy on some occasions. At one point he went crashing over the scorer’s table with the gusto of Buster Keaton. In a preliminary contest, the Battalion staff trounced the court with the Brazos Valley Press Club. And since an Aggie team never loses, the Batt won, 41-41. IN REALITY, the hard-playing staffers outscored the losers about 24-16, but there was a mechani cal error in the scoreboard. Leading the Batt in the victory was Dainty Dan Louis, editor-in- chief, while Jungle Slim Jim But ler and Bloody Bob Sims added points with their outside shots. The game started with the Press Club in the lead behind the shoot ing of skyscrapers Carroll Brous sard and Lee Walker hitting for points. Both Walker and Brous sard were recruited for the game in the last minutes before the tipoff. The Batt started on its was to a lead when the scoreboard went wild. Score at halftime showed the Batt in front 23-23. Wire Review By The Associated Press WORLD NEWS ATHENS, Greece—Thousands of students opposing an inter national peace force for Cyprus tried to march on the U. S. and British embassies Monday night and battled with police in down town Athens. Club-swinging police drove them back. Authorities said eight students and six police men were injured but clinics re ported many persons suffering from head wounds came in for treatment. The riot erupted while U. S. Undersecretary of State George W. Ball conferred with officials on a British-American plan to bring peace between the Greek and Turkish communities on the troubled eastern Mediterranean island. The demonstrating students clamored for Greek union with Cyprus. U. S. NEWS CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Class Drop Day Set As Wednesday Wednesday is the last day that students may drop courses from their schedules. Courses drop ped after this date will be re tained on the student’s perman ent record. Students wishing to drop courses must go to the respec tive department and fill out a drop slip. This slip must be sign ed by the dean of the depart ment. It must then be sent or carried to the Office of the Re gistrar. Aussie Flatop Rams Escort In Maneuvers SYDNEY, Australia <A>) — Sur vivors of the sunken Australian destroyer Voyager said Tuesday the aircraft carrier Melbourne had sliced their ultramodern pushbut ton control ship in two on train ing maneuvers. The navy said 103 officers and men were missing in Australia’s worst peacetime maritime disaster and 216 of the Voyager’s crew of 319 had been saved. The Melbourne, 20,000-ton flag ship of the Australian fleet, cut right through the Voyager’s of ficers quarters amidships, survi vors said, and only 6 of the 17 officers and midshipmen aboard were saved. THE VOYAGER, Australia’s first pushbutton destroyer, with guns fired and steering controlled by radar, was built in 1957. The Melbourne was also an up-to-the- minute ship. Newspaper were asking how two such vessels, equipped with the seeing-eye of radar and all other safety devices, could col lide in open seas in good weather. They were exercising off Jer vis Bay, 100 miles south of Syd ney, after being refitted. A massive search for more sur vivors continued by ship, plane and helicopter. A navy spokes man said it was hoped there would be more survivors but with rising seas the prospects did not appear good. NOBODY WAS INJURED aboard the Melbourne, but the carrier’s bow was extensively damaged. Melbourne steamed slowly toward Sydney and is expected here Wednesday. Survivors said one smaller sec tion of the Voyager was cut off in the collision and sank in about 10 minutes and a larger section stayed afloat until around Mon day midnight. It was not immediately clear, however, whether it was the bow or stem section that sank first. physics. LEY PLANNED to be a geologist, but after reading the fundamental book on rocket theory by Professor Hermann Oserth in 1925, he became inter ested in work on rockets and space travel. A year later, at 20, he published his own book, “Trip Into Space,” which was concerned with rocket ships. He interested other young Ger man scientists in forming a pio neering rocket research organiza tion, forerunner of the present Willy Ley will address two audiences, both at 8 p.m. Thurs- ay but one will be in a Califor nia classroom. *nd the other group will be here. The feat will be accomplished thanks to a time zohe difference and a Texas to California tele phone hookup. Following a two-hour talk to Space Fiesta visitors. Ley will move to another part of the Memorial Student Center to talk by telephone to an 8 p.m. class of aerospace engineers in Calif ornia. Daytona Beach Officials To Enforce Regulations In the interest of better student-police relationships the city of Daytona Beach, Fla. has begun sending out letters to the colleges of the United States urging the male students to government was accused Monday ! familiarize themselves with the city ordinances if they plan to of paying its chief witness, in j visit the city during the Easter holidays. violation of federal law, for his! When students are arrested in Daytona, they are finger- testimony in James R. Hoffa’s jury-; printed and a record of their arrest is sent to Washington, tampering trial. Prosecutors called Many students request that these records be destroyed and this “an unmitigated lie.” A defense attorney made that can not be done, A. O. Folsom Jr., chief of police, wrote, the The regulations include: no drinking on the streets or charge dm-ing the third day of ’ sidewalks, no possession of alcoholic beverages if under 21 cross-examination of Edward Grady | and no obtaining of same with false credentials, no starting Partin, business agent of the Baton ! of fires on beaches, no obscene markings on cars or dressing Rouge, La., Teamsters Union local, j in an indecent manner and no tresspassing on private prop- STATE news ; erty or congragating as to obstruct the flow of vehicular HOUSTON—A jury of seven | traffic. The streets should not be littered with beer cans and no profane language is to be used on the streets. No one will be allowed to camp out on the beach. The speed limit on the beach will not exceed 10 miles per hour during the day and 15 miles per hour at night. No vehicle will be driven into the water. The police chief added that all students were welcome to the city and could do anything not prohibited by the men and five women was select ed Monday to hear a suit filed by Rice University trustees ask ing that Rice be allowed to admit Negroes and charge tu ition. Two of the jurors are Negroes. Testimony is expected to be gin Tuesday. German Rocket Society. He helped build liquid fuel rockets and intro duced Wernher von Braun to the group. Von Braun, who later headed the project that created the German V-2 rocket and who today heads the Space Flight Center in Ala bama, will be a speaker at the Fiesta at 8 p.m. Friday. As vice president of the German Rocket Society, Ley helped increase the group’s membership to more than 1,000 individuals. Their rocket experiments were tested on a proving field on the outskirts of Berlin. Hope He’s Smiling On Return Trip! A&M cage coach Shelby Metcalf flashes a hopeful grin as he enters the plane that took him and his team to Lubbock to play the Texas Tech Red Raiders Tuesday night. Films On A&M, West Point Set “We’ve Never Been Licked,” Universal Pictures war time story of the men of A&M will be shown at Guion Hall Feb. 22, beginning at 1:15 p. m. The picture will alternate with the story of the United States Military Academy, “The Long Grey Line.” The $1,750,000 picture of the+- Aggie way of life was filmed on the campus during the 1942-43 school year. Almost the entire student body and faculty and staff were photographed for the feature that was made by Producer Walter Wanger as a war propaganda film to follow-up his “Flying Tigers.” THE ENTIRE CAST featuring Anne Gaynne, Martha O’Driscoll, Richard Quine and Wallace Berry began shooting the picture on Nov. 17, 1942. The shooting which took six weeks was preceeded by a large amount of research on campus by Wanger and his director, Jack Rawlins. The film company spon sored an essay contest among stu dents to find out what A&M really meant to the young men of Texas. Rawlins took up residence with the Corps of Caets to flavor the air of dorm life. THE PLOT OF THE MOVIE runs as follows: Richar Quine as Brad Craig, a newly enrolled freshman, comes to A&M and falls into general dislike among the student body because he cannot take the hazing and is considering leaving the college. However after preventing an ac- cient during an artillary maneu ver which could have cost several cadets their lives, he becomes one of the “group” and decides to stay. During his senior year, he gets himself involved with two Japanese students who are attempting to steal a secret formula from the Department of Chemistry and is unjustly expelled from school. The next scene begins in Tokyo with Craig broadcasting propagan da for the enemy. One is lead to believe that he has gone over to the Japanese until he breaks radio silence and leads American forces to destroy the Japanese fleet and sinks the lead carrier by diving a captured plane through the flight deck. THE SCENE THEN switches back to the campus where a cere mony is in progress and the movie ends as Legion of Honor medal is presented to Craig post-hu- musly. The movie was delayed in the finishing stages in Hollywood as trouble was encountered filming the naval scenes and Worth Croud, Universal Pictures stunt man was killed during the filming of the artillary accident scene. The film was finally prevueed on the A&M campus in Guion Hall on August 6, 1943 by the student body and the staff and faculty who were involved in the filming. No other persons were allowed in the theater. The second showing of the film was held on the campus of Texas Woman’s University for the girls who were filmed in many of dance scenes. The film met with wide acclaim when shown in the rest of the country as it brought, what the Corps called “an accurate picture of the life on A&M campus to the people of the United States.” Winged Astronaut Thinks Buck Rogers Travel Likely above regulations. By JOHN WRIGHT Battalion News Editor “I don’t know where the fellow who writes Buck Rogers gets all his facts, but they sure are good.” With that remark Maj. Robert A. Rushworth, the Air Force’s second winged astronaut and principle X-15 pilot, answered whether or not the present generation would live to see such space vehicles as the author of Buck Rogers has envisioned. Rushworth arrived from Con- nally Air Force Base in Waco by car Friay afternoon. The sandy- haired, blue-eyed, 39-year-old maj or looked in the peak of health as he sat down to answer questions at a press conference in the Memor ial Student Center. Asked if he had any desire to orbit, Rushworth replied that he was interested in seeing what was up there, but apart from that was not particularly interested in the trip. Later in the evening Rushworth adressed a capacity crowd in the MSC Ballroom on the subject “X-15 Rocket Research Aircraft.” Rushworth, who only recently completed his 15th flight in the X-15, has been testing aircraft at Edwards AFB, Calif., for more than six years. In his 20 years in uniform, Rushworth has com pleted about 5,200 hours of flying. Rushworth’s flying career be gan June 9, 1943, when he en listed in the old Army Air Corps after graduating from high school in Madison, Maine. After the war, he attended the University of Maine at Orono, where he was graduated with a degree in me chanical engineering in 1951. ical engineering degree at the Air Force Institute of Technology. In June 1968 Rushworth flew the X-15 to a height of 268,000 feet and qualified for his astronaut wings. Rushworth said that the X-15 program was conceived in 1954 by the Army, Navy and Air Force to In 1954 he obtained an aeronaut- seek hypersonic information. MAJ. RUSHWORTH DESCRIBES FLIGHTS Veteran of 15 flights in the X-15 uses model.