The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 17, 1965, Image 1

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Americans Pay Tribute To Irish Hero On St. Patrick’s Day GREEN WORN IN SAINT’S MEMORY ,vn with Housley k is 6-2, it coach * Crow." ieisman i the saint >ld on the sjas easily Longmirt ssman ani he shutout 1 Semineau iss to Pan he Cadets' ind 7-5 de- ned their ic over Ro- rnie Kuhle -7; George id 6-2, and tition Kou ssman aud t, the Cou- i over set- an. Hous- , 14-under- 82. r 7 strokes 'f the win- cy >rs littee spon- Dpen chess nd year in rty-five of i the state over the lifies four ts to the lyoff next a former /town, won st qualify- X his first ng- in the is matched itor of the dele chess nd on tie- both col ed $130 in Today’s apparel blends with the greenness of the approaching season as most persons join the Irish in their national celebration. Why? Because people far and near are paying tribute to the patron saint of Ireland—St. Patrick —who converted 12,000 Irish to Christianity. St. Patrick explained to the Irish the mystery of the Trinity. He plucked a shamrock and said the three leaves represented the Trinity and the stem on which they grew represented the godhead —typical of the three-in-one unity. Another legend about St. Patrick says he drove all the snakes in Ireland into the sea. Today Ireland is free of the reptiles. The Irish worship his memory, but actually Patrick was not a native of Ireland. He was born at Kilpatrick, Scotland, in 387. He remained there for 16 years until a band of Irish pirates invaded Scotland and captured him. The pirates sold him into slavery in Ireland. Patrick’s master worked him day and night as a swine tender. It was during these trying days that he decided to devote his life to religious work. After six years in slavery, he escaped and managed to get to a ship going to his homeland. On the way, the ship ran into a storm and was thrown off course. For 26 days the vessel sailed in the Atlantic. Then food ran out. The captain asked Patrick to pray for their safety. Suddenly, just like a miracle, land was sighted. It was Scotland. Patrick studied at the monastery of St. Martin, who was his uncle, at Tours. He returned to Ireland in 432. His first mission was to convert his slave master and his family to Christianity. After accomplishing this mission, he vowed to break the people from rule of the Druids. The Druids punished their people once each year in later winter, even if they had not broken any rules, by not allowing them to burn any fires for 24 hours. At the end of the 24-hour period, the king would light a torch to signify that the period of punishment was over. Patrick went to the land of the Druids and during the middle of the punishment period lit a fire on a hill overlooking the king’s castle. The people thought this was the signal to light their fires. The king was furious and ordered the villian killed. But when the king’s knights arrived, Patrick preached his sermon and the knights obeyed. Because of his work, the Irish devote a national holiday to him. In the United States, a big parade is held in New York City down Fifth Avenue in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Green is worn during this day to signify the undying gratitude to his memory, and the sham rock—Ireland’s national emblem—is also worn everywhere to commemorate its use by him as symbolic of the Trinity. St. Patrick died in the spring of 493 when the shamrocks decked the land with green life. There has been great debate to the exact date of St. Patrick’s death. Some think he died March 8; others believe it’s March 9. The argument was settled when the dates were added together. Today is the 17th—the addition total—of March and the color being worn blends with the shamrocks and the green life of the approaching season. Che Battalion Texas A&M University Volume 61 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 1965 Number 152 Student Poll Will Select Class Leaders i ( arge 14" 1.50 1.75 1.75 1.75 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.50 Class elections will be held Thursday in the' Memorial Stu dent Center. Polling booths will be open from 8 a.m. until noon and from 1-8 p.m. in front of the Coffee Shop. All voters must have voter’s registration cards and new ID cards to vote. Cards will be available at the polling place. Senior Class candidates are: President: Jack R. Fickessen, Charles F. Wetherbee, Narciso Cano, Leonard D. Holder and Terry R. Norman. Vice President: Thomas R. Hargrove, Sam S. Henry, Paul R- Studley, Marion H. Tindall, Donald R. VonDolen and James W. Howard. Secretary - Treasurer: Michael 0. Beck, R. Ervin Jenkins, Charles T. McGinnis III, Donald R- Hlozek, William M. Peoples and Louis Sabayrac. Social Secretary: Michael L. Evans and Harris Pappas. Historian: John D. G'aden Jr., David E. Graham and Charles A. Mella. Yell Leader: Tifton Simmons Jr., Ralph W. Mistrot Jr. and Joseph K. Bush. MSC Council Representative: Roy L. May, Michael O. Beck and Russel Stein. Student Entertainment Mana ger: Robert W. Owen, Michael Nabors. Junior Class candidates are: President: Donald J. Matocha, John R. Haley, Edward L. Mo reau, Dwight Recht, William W. Gordon and James B. Heath. Vice President: Jack E. Nel son, Philip L. Newton, Neal C. Ward, Joe D. Woodward, Cyrus R. Heaton, Gary W. Foster, Gordon W. Bentzen and Eddie Joe Davis. Secretary-Treasurer: Robert J. Myers, Fred J. Wright, M. Leroy Shafer and Harold C. Shade. Yell Leader: Thomas C. Stone, Eugene L. Riser, Rayford R. Car ey, John N. Holladay, Layne H. Connevey and Weldon D. Bailey. MSC Council Representative: William R. Hindman. Sophomore Class candidates are: President: Carl Feducia, Jack Ronnie Coleman, Milton E. Lind say, Benny G. Mays, Alfred M. Williams and Jack E. Ogdee. Vice President: Stephen E. Menczer, Gregory A. Peyrefitte, Neal W. Adams, John T. Corcor an and Maurice V. Main. Secretary-Treasurer: Wayne J. Baird, Henry G. Cisneros, Charles W. Dawson and Robert J. Earhart. Social Secretary: Lee Horton, William R. McLeroy, Don R. Day and John Daly. MSC Council Representative: Clyde R. Westbrook, Donald L. Allen and John D. McLeroy. Juniors Reminded Of Ticket Sales Tickets for the Junior Class Weekend are now on sale at the Memorial Student Center Finance Office. Juniors are reminded that Ranquet and special “Junior Dis counted” Louisiana Hayride tickets So off sale Monday. The Banquet is to be held at Duncan Dining Hall, the Hayride at G. Rollie White Coliseum, and Hie Ball at the Ramada Inn. Attire for Men is a dinner jacket or dark su >t; for the girls, Formal. It has boon suggested that wide-hoop formals not be worn because of fhe length of the program. Making Marriage Meaningful Mrs. Barbara Gerbert, Aggie wife and Bryan teacher, con sults a friend Dr. Henry Bowman prior to the YMCA’s second Marriage Forum Tuesday night. Bowman discussed “Making Marriage Meaningful.” (See story on page 3.) Corps Reorganization May Cut Third Brigade By MIKE REYNOLDS News Editor A tentative plan to reorganize the Army elements of the Corps of Cadets was announced by Corps Commander Neil Keltner Tuesday night. The changes would deactivate the present Third Brigade by com bining outfits or changing the names of present units. The Air Force presently has 17 squadrons while the Army has 22 companies. Yet the Air Force has more cadets, Keltner said. The re organization is an attempt to en large the Army outfits to normal size and group them by academic majors. The plan was submitted to Wing and Brigade Commanders Tuesday for study. Any suggested changes will be given Keltner by Wednes day night. Keltner plans to meet with Com mandant Denzil L. Baker Thurs day to work out final details. “We should have the final de tails by Tuesday,” Keltner said. “We’re letting these men (the Trigon) handle this since they have had experience with this type of thing in the service, although we do have our suggestions, “The prime consideration is to keep the freshmen and possibly the sophomores in outfits according to their majors,” said Keltner. The reorganized Army Brigades would appear as follows: 1st Battalion, First Brigade would consist of: Company A-l: Composed of the present personnel of A-l and 16 members of B-l. Company B-l: Composed of the members of B-3 and 15 members of A-3. Company C-l: No change. Company D-l: Composed of the present personnel of D-l and 17 members of A-3. 2nd Battalion, First Brigade would consist of: ■■ Company E-l: Composed of the members of C-3 and 10 members of A-3. Company F-l: Composed of the present personnel of F-l and 19 members of E-l. Company G-l: Composed of the present personnel of G-l and 16 members of E-l. Company H-l: Composed of present personnel of Companies E- 3 and F-3. 3rd Battalion, Second Brigade would consist of: Company A-2: Composed of A-2 and D-2. Company B-2: Company G-3 will be redesignated Company B-2. Company C-2: Composed of the present personnel of C-2 and half of B-2. Company D-2: Company D-3 will be redesignated Company D-2. 4th Battalion, Second Brigade would consist of: Company E-2: No Change. Company F-2: Composed of the present F-2 and 20 members of B-l. Company G-2: Composed of the present G-2 and half of B-2. Company H-2: Composed of personnel assigned to H-3. Board Withdraws Support Grad School Dies At ASC FORT WORTH ^ — The president of the A&M System Board of Directors con firmed Tuesday that plans have been withdrawn to initiate graduate school work at Arling ton State College. Sterling Evans of Houston told the Star-Telegram at Austin that plans to create a graduate school program in engineering at Arlington have been shelved. The newspaper quoted Evans as saying: “There is no need to go ahead with our plans now that there is a possibility that Arlington State College will no longer be inour system.” Evans said the directors’ decision was made after a group of Fort Worth, Arlington ’♦'and Dallas leaders met with-*— University of Texas regents to discuss plans for Arlington State. A move is on in the legisla- The all-male A&M bill gets its ture to sever Arl i^ ton Sta ^ e ’® loose ties with A&M and shift All-Male Bill Gets Big Test Tonight first major legislative test Wednes day when it will be considered by the Senate Committee on Mili tary and Veterans Affairs at 7:30 p.m. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Andy Rogers of Childress, was moved from Sen. Bill Moore’s Education Committee Monday after Rogers complained that he had been re fused a hearing. A number of students and former students are expected to be present at the hearing. Great Issues To Present Brazil Movie “Highlights of Brazil”, a color film about the largest of the Latin American countries, is scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday in the Memo rial Student Center Ballroom. A freshness of approach is brought to the lecture platform by Howard Pollard, who will nar rate the film sponsored by the Great Issues Committee in the World Around Us series. Brazil is the fifth largest coun try in the world. Pollard said his interest in the country mushroomed when it dawned on him that Bra zil, when superimposed on a map of North America, extends from New York to the Pacific, and from Mexico far north into Canada. In his film Pollard portrays the highlights of Brazil, and vividly describes them in his personal pre sentation. the school to the University of Texas system. “We thought we’d hold our plans to see what the legislature does,” Evans said. “Of course, we can always initiate the program later should the change not be made. A&M directors withdrew their request to create 11 masters de gree programs in engineering and AUSTIN — The Senate State Affairs Committee ap proved Monday without debate Sen. Don Kennard’s bill to transfer Arlington State College from the Texas A&M System to the University of Texas System. The bill had not been set for hearing today and was brought out for a vote at an unscheduled meeting of the committee. Gov. Connally has recommend ed under his proposal for a three- group colleges system that Ar lington State be placed under the University of Texas. allied fields at Arlington nexti September. The Star - Telegram said the Commission on Higher Education was ready to approve the request. The action by A&M brought criticism from Tarrant County leaders. “I’m shocked, amazed and dis appointed,” said state Sen. Don Kennard of Fort Worth, who is spearheading the drive to divorce Arlington State from A&M. He said it is “a great dis appointment to know that a grea university like A&M would assume such a narrow attitude as this. Arlington Mayor Tom Van e - griff said the A&M decision shows a “lack of initiative and vision by its directors. ASC President J. R- Woolf sal „ jailer . he “would not care to speculate. J Third Production By Aggie Players To Open Thursday The Aggie Players turn to roar ing satire for their third major dramatic production of the year with Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors.” This play of good fun about mistaken identities between twin brothers and their twin slaves will open at 8 p.m. Thursday in Guion Hall on the A&M University cam pus. It will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday and reopen Mon day and run through March 26. C. K. Esten, producer of the Ag gie Players, has arranged for the play to run two days more than productions are usually run so that scholars attending the South- Central Renaissance Conference here March 26, 27 can be special guests for the play. “The sets and the costumes for the play are suggestive of styles of Asia Minor in the Sixteenth Century, which is the setting of the play,” Assistant Professor Vic Wiening said as director. Antipholus of Syracuse will be played by Jack Brooks. His twin brother Antipholus of Ephesus, will be played by Terry Mayfield. Bud Franks will play Dromio of Syracuse and Thomas Avant will portray Dromio of Esphesus. Others in the cast include Bar bara Peknis as Adriana, Cynthia Smith as the courtesan, Gloria Morelia as Luce, George Long as Egeon, Craig Dunbar as the second merchant, Richard Jenkins as Pinch. David White as an officer, Frances Flynn as Luciana, Helen Burrell as Aemilia, William Koock as the Duke of Ephesus, Carroll Enloe as the first merchant, Paul Bleau as Balthazar, Kipp Blair as Angelo and Gleen Swindle as a