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    College Station’s Official
Newspaper; Circulated Daily
To 90% of Local Residents
The Battalion
“For A Free Press”
See Editorial,
Page Two
Number 182: Volume 51
Price Five Cents
Miss ‘Brazos Valley’
Title Goes to Pretty
Sam Houston Co-Ed
Battalion Staff Writer
The three top winners of the
Miss Brazos Valley Beauty and
Talent Contest were declared last
I night in Sports Park before a
crowd numbering around 1500.
Miss Betty Jo Birdwell, a stu
dent at Sam Houston State Teach
ers College, Huntsville, received
her trophy from Miss Gwen Wil
son, last year’s contest winner.
“It Feels Wonderful . .
“It feels wonderful; I can hard
ly believe it’s me,” said the 21
: year old lovely who will compete
for the title of Miss Texas in New
Braunfels early in August.
Miss Jeanine Brown of .Bryan
| was the second place winner of
[ the contest. Miss Dorothy Hen-
"dricks of Thorndale copped third
place, Both girls received checks
donated by the Bryan Junior
Chamber of Commerce, contest
! sponsors.
An RCA Television set complete
| with installation, valued at $400
I was won by Mrs. Roger Bond,
! 1209 Reynolds, Bryan, on lucky
number 1102. “It’s the fh'st thing
I’ve ever won,” she confessed.
Zaney Magic
Zaney Blaney presented an hour
and a. half show of magic. His
antics ranged from picking the
pockets of four Jaycees to attempt
ing to decapitate a youthful vol
unteer. A graduate of the Univer
sity of Texas, Blaney has practiced
magic for eight years. “It all start
ed as a hobby,” he said.
Several talent numbers were
presented preceding the beauty con
test. Five Sam Houston girls tap
ped to the tune of “Pretty Baby,”
Juanita Hendricks sang “Can’t
Help Loving That Man of Mine,”
her sister Dorothy pi*esented Aut
VA Warns Vets
Of Deadline
For Gi Bill
The deadline of July 25
for starting GI Bill training
for most World War II vete
rans is less than one month
away, Veterans Administra
tion today reminded veterans.
The date applies to the vast ma
jority of World War II veterans—
those discharged before July 25,
1947, VA said. Veterans discharg
ed afterwards may begin their GI
training within four years from the
time they left the service.
A veteran actually must be in
training by the cut-off date if he
wants to continue his studies, the
VA emphasized. A mere applica
tion for training, filed before the
cut-off date, will not do.
The VA, however, considers a
veteran to be in training, even
though he has temporarily inter
rupted his course for reasons be
yond his control. The Summer va
cation is one such reason. Anoth
er would be the case of a veteran
who had once started a course and
nqw cannot resume it because he
has returned to active military
The VA outlined the conditions
veterans must meet for post-cut
off-date training:
They will be expected to pursue
their training continuously until
completion, except for conditions
which normally would cause inter
ruption by any student.
They may change their educa
tional abjective only while in train
ing, and then for reasons satis
factory to VA.
And once they complete or dis
continue their program of train
ing after the cut-off date, they
may not start another.
Experiment Station
Receives Grants
Several grants and a contribu
tion totaling $3,900, have been re
ceived by the Texas Agricultural
Experiment Station.
A grant of $2,000 to aid in in
vestigations of Vitamin B12 and
antibiotics supplements, has been
made available by the U. S. In
dustrial Chemicals Company, New
Y ork.
The American Cynamid Com
pany, New York, has made avail
able a grant of $300 for use by
“our department of agronomy in
connection with the turf research
fund, specifically for conducting
national coordinated crabgrass
trals in Texas,” Dr. R. D. Lewis,
station director, says.
A contx-ibution of $1,600 has
been made available for the pur
pose of making an organizational
and economic analysis of agricul
tural marketing cooperatives of
umn Nocturne, and Alta Jean
Bradley gave a vocal rendition of
“Bells of Saint Marys.”
Judges Select Program
The talent numbers given last
night were selected by the four
judges at a tea at*the Oakes yes
terday afternoon. Judges were Miss
Kay Cardeman, Cardeman School
of Modeling, Houston; Miss Wil
son, and Col. and Mrs. James Mc
Ghee, the newly appointed com
mander of Bryan Army Ah - ' Field.
Because of difficulty in choosing
a winner, the judges asked for a
run-off between the five leading
ladies. Tnose recalled, were Misses
Beverly Anderson, Houston; Betty
Jo Birdwell, Alta Jean Bradley,
College Station; Jeanine Brown and
Juanita Hendricks.
Short Course
For Seedmen
Set July 16-20
The annual Seeds man’s
Short Course will be held at
A&M July 16 through July 20,
according to Dr. R. C. Potts
of the Agronomy Department,
chairman of the course.
Registration for the shoiT course
will be conducted from 10 a. m. un
til 5 p. m., July 16, in -the lobby
of the MSC. Registration fee will
be $3 per person.
Sponsors of the course are A&M
College, Texas Seedsman Associa
tion, and the U. S. Department* of -
Housing accomodations for those
attending will be in B Ramp of
Walton Hall, and meetings for the
course will be conducted in rooms
2A and 2B of the MSC. ‘
An estimated attendance of 36
persons is expected to participate
in the course, said Dr. Potts.
Allies Ready for Korea
Peace Talks Sunday
Tokyo, July 5—(A 5 )—Reds and
Allies were all set today to start
preliminary cease fire talks Sun
day in Korea’s no-man’s land. Only
details guaranteeing safe arrival
of the negotiators were lacking.
Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, Unit
ed Nations commander, agreed to
day to a Sunday meeting as sug-
from the crack of a sniper’s rifle
to the roar of the 16-inch guns of
the Battleship New Jersey. Under
cover of naval guns one U. N. pa
trol pushed up the east coast to a
point 40 miles north of the 38th
Parallel, deepest allied penetration
of Red Korea this year.
Two powerful allied task forces
gested by Red commanders. He ' on the central front began a slow
asked them to guarantee safe con
duct of his representatives—three
officers and two interpreter's.
Previously Ridgway promised
safe conduct for Communist emis
saries if the Reds announce their
route to Kaesong, • the deserted,
war-scarred meeting place three
miles south of the 38th Parallel.
Communist commanders have not
furnished that information.
Battle Fronts Quiet
Battle fronts were quieting, as
though in expectation of an end
to the war which will be one year
and two weeks old Sunday,
withdrawal from the northern end
of the Chorwon-Kumhwa-Pyong-
yang Iron Triangle, taking U. N.
outposts with them. They had
pushed 24 miles north of the 38th
Parallel and driven Chinese from
the Triangle’s dominating hills,
three miles south of Pyongyang.
One U. N. patrol probed into
Kaesong beyond the western front
Wednesday and found it deserted.
A second patrol ran into Red
troops two miles east of the an
cient Korean capital.
Kaesong Area Combed
Other patrols combed the Kae-
But there still was shooting— song area Thursday. Behind them
Cadets Hershel G. Truelove, Blue Ridge; James
E. Hulse, Houston; and Jaiujfs O. Atwell, Jr., Par
is; are shown nailing flooring of a temporary
military bridge at the Corps of Engineer’s ROTC
Summer camp at Ft. Belvoir, Va. The cadets,
all A&M students, are engaged in part of six
weeks intensive field training program which
which began July 16.
‘Othello’ Features Ferrar and Robeson
Shakespeare Class to Give
Recorded Program Tonight
“Othello,” William Shakespeare’s
immortal tragedy of the Moor of
Venice who “loved not- wisely, but
too well,” will be presented in a
recorded version tonight at 7:30 in
the Assembly Room of the MSC.
The Royal Scots
In Show at The Grove July 16
Academy Award winner Jose
Ferrer and a professional cast
headed by Negro vocalist Paul
Robeson appear in the Columbia
MasterWorks presentation which is
being handled by students in the
English 212 Shakespeare course.
Ferrer, who took Hollywood’s
coveted “Oscar” this year for the
title role in “Cyrano de Borgerac,”
plays lago, the villain of the play.
Robeson appears in the title role
and Uta Hagen, Ferrer’s wife,
plays Desdemona, Othello’s wife.
Shakespeare’s Greatest Triumph
The drama, which has been called
Shakespeare’s greatest triumph as
a stage play, concerns logo’s quest
for revenge on Othello, a noble and
respected soldier of Venice.
The motive behind this quest for
revenge is a highly debatable one.
Some Shakespeare scholars say
that it is the natural hatred shown
by an evil person toward someone
good. Others say that lago is
angry at being passed over in pro
As Othello’s ancient or third-in
command, lago contrives to arouse
the Moor’s jealousy against the
beautiful Desdemona, Othello’s
wife. By insinuation, the villainous
lago convinces Othello that Des
demona is in love with Cassio,
Othello’s lieutenant, who was given
that job in lago’s place.
Falls Prey to Jealousy
Wise in the ways of war but en
tirely ignorant of the ways of
women, Othello falls an easy prey
to the jealously stirred up by
lago. Desdemona, a gracious but
naive girl, unwittingly adds to her
Royal Scots Musical Team
Schedule Show Here July 16
Battalion News Staff
Five men and their girl, that’s
the Royal Scots, who will appear
at The Grove Monday, July 16 at
8 p. m.
Their program includes selections
from operas, operettas, and hits
from Broadway musicals, features
the ensemble in the traditional and
colorful Scotch Kilts of Scotland.
Besides singing in ensemble, che
group sings in quartettes, duets,
and individual numbers.
First tenor of the ensemble is
Lawrence Lane, featured soloist
with the famed Great Lakes Choir,
heard around the world. He is
famed for his beautiful, clear,
lyric tenor voice.
Second tenor and director of the
group is Melvin Johnson, featured
performer in leading Broadway
musicals, soloist on NBC television,
and a prominent recording artist.
He studied at the American Conser-
vatory of Music, Academy of Vocal
Arts, and the Theatre Wing of
New York.
Radio, Television Star
Bernard Izzo is the baritone,
and is a graduate of the Heidel
berg College and American Con-
servatory of Music. He has made
innumerable appearances on radio
and television shows. He has been
featured soloist with the Indian
apolis Symphony, Chicago Sym
phony, and a member of the Amer
ican Opex*a Company.
Lawrence Gray, bass, is a vete-
Work Commences
On Horse Barns
Work on the fences at the new
horse barns was started recently,
according to Ike Dahlberg, profes
sor of Animal Husbandry.
The stallion barn will contain
four stalls and each stall will be
connected to a two acre lot.
The bam, for the mai-es and
colts, will consist of ten stalls and
will be connected with four various
sized lots. A lane will be built be
tween these lots extending across
the creek to connect with a 40 acre
Total pasturage for the horses
will be about 80 acres and will be
cross-fenced at a later date Dahl
berg said.
ran of three years in the Navy.
He studied at Philadelphia’s Cur-
tic Institute and later appeared
for three seasons in leading musi
cals on Broadway. His performance
in La Bohme was considered by
critics to be the outstanding event
on the Grant Park Summer Con
cert Series of 1950.
The concert pianist of the group
is Merril Jackson. He has appeared
for Columbia concerts in New York,
with the Chicago Symphony, in
concert, on television, and radio.
Lassie With Five Lads
Lida Da Valle, the lassie with
the five lads is often referred to
by music critics as the girl whose
voice and talents are only exceed
ed by her charm. Her successful
career extends over the entire
range of vocal entertainment. She
has appeared on the Chicago Thea
tre of the air, and has currently
appeared on the Arthur Godfrey i
Television show, as well as appear- ’
ing in leading roles in opera and
operetta in New York and Chicago.
Sponsored by the Office of Stu
dent Activities, the program is
fi’ee to students, faculty, and staff
husband’s jealousy.
lago thus destroys goodness with
goodness. He, however, also falls
prey to goodness—that of his wife,
Desdemona’s devoted attendant.
Unlike many Shakespearean
plays, “Othello” does not diverge
into numerous sub-plots. It’s close
unity makes it ideal for presenta
tion to audiences not too well ac
quainted with Shakespear’s plays.
Aids Toward Understanding
Various aids toward understand
ing the play will be made available
to those who attend the presenta
tion tonight.
Supporting cast for the recorded
drama includes Edith King, Alex
ander Scourby, Jack Manning,
Grace Coppin, Phillip Huston and
Ainsworth Arnold.
The presentation tonight will
mark the first time that such a
project has been undertaken on the
campus. Previously, some Shake
spearian plays have been present
ed by professional troupes.
The program should be about
two hours and twenty minutes in
Old Glory Displaced-Jocks
Fly Banner on July Fourth
Old Glory was displaced from its traditional place in
front of the Post Office yesterday by the banner of the
Raised during the night, the standard floated over the
North Gate area until early afternoon when an indignant
student succeeded in climbing the flag pole and tearing down
the streamer.
Two previous attempts by E. C. Blackwell, engineers, and
Carrol Little, transportation, to climb the slippery pole failed.
The flag pole was not greased.
This is not the first time that the colors of the spirited
troop have been found where they should not have been. Re
cently their flag required an entire crew to remove it from
its perch atop the main flag pole in front of the Administra
tion Building.
Schlesselman New
Rotary Club Prexy
Dr. G. AV. “Skipper” Schlessel
man, head of the Geography De
partment, was installed president
of the Bryan-Cbllege Station Ro
tary Club yesterday at the groups
noon luncheon. Dr. Schlesselman
succeeds Joe Vincent who retires
as president of the club.
Other new officers for the 1951-
52 year are Dr. W. H. Ritchey,
vice-president; Dr. E. P. Hubert,
secretary-treasurer; L. B. Martin,
Clyde Bailey, and Frank Sosolik,
assistant sergeants-at-arms. New
directors elected for the new year
are Schlesselman, Ritchey, Hum
bert, Vincent, C. C. Doak, Sam
Hoyle, Joe Orr, Harry V. Rankin,
W. E. Street, E. H. Utzman, A. M.
Waldrop, and Cecil Wamble.
Dr. Schlesselman received h i s
Deadline Extended
In Co-Ed Contest
Apparently A&M co-eds are
ashamed of the fact that they are
spending the summer enrolled in
what is, during regular semesters,
the largest all-male college in the
nation. At least they’re reluctant
to give a reason for being here.
That’s why Battalion editor’s
have held off in securing prizes
for winners of the contest to de
termine which gal can best ex
plain her presence here this sum
mer. One lone entry has been re
However, the editors have de
cided to give the ladies another
chance and have extended the
deadline for entries to Friday,
July 21 at midnight. The new
deadline will also afford second
semester co-eds a chance to tell
why they came to A&M.
And, as an incentive, the edi
tors are going to secure prizes for
the winners. All they ask is that
the girls not let them down. The
list of prizes should appear in
tomorrow’s paper. Names of judges
for the contest will be announced
at a later date.
Contest rules are simple. The
ladies have been requested to
write, in 500 words or less, their
reason (truthful or otherwise) for
attending summer school at A&M.
For the benefit of those ladies
who might regard 500 words as
a short novel, length will not
be a determining factor. Some
especially clever gal might even
sum up her motives in ten words
or less.
Entrants will be requii’ed to give
their name and address so that
they may be contacted should they
win the contest.
Entries must be mailed or
brought to The Battalion offices
on the second floor of Goodwin
free if deposited in the Faculty
Exchange mail slot in the Academic
The contest is open to grad
uates as well as under-grads.
Married women, too, are encour
aged to enter.
All entries will become the prop
erty of The Battalion and will be
printed as space limitations and
quality of writing permit.
Owen Lee
. . . has been appointed Adver
tising Manager of The Battalion
for the rest of the Summer
term. Lee, who has served on
The Battalion circulation staff
for the past year, is a mathe-
Hall. All letters will be postage matics major from Texarkana.
B.A. degree from Iowa State
T e a c h e r’s College in 1927, his
M.A. from Clark University in
1928 and his Ph.D. from the Uni
versity of Nebraska in 1935. He
studied at the University of Zur
ich, Switzei'land, as an Institute of
International Education Fellow
from 1928 to 1929. He came to
A&M in 1934 and has been here
since that time.
The new president is a member
of the American Society for Pro
fessional Geographers, the Texas
Academy of Science, the South
western Social Science Association
and other national associations.
He has been active in local and
civic affairs for some time, being
a member o fthe Brazos Valley
Shrine Club and Chairman of the
Crippled Children’s Committee and
a member of the Crippled Child
ren’s Committee and a member of
the Evanhoe Commandery No. 8
K.T. and of Arabia Temple, A.A.
O.N.M.S. of Houston, and also of
Sul Ross Masonic Lodge. He is
married,. has two children and is
a member of the St. Thomas Epis
copal Church.
Joe Vincent, retiring president,
was in charge of the installation
ceremony. He made a brief report
on his tenure of office and thanked
the members of the club for their
co-operation with him and the oth
er retiring officers.
Chairmen of committees for the
new year are as follows: G. W.
Schlesselman, program planning
committee: Cecil Wamble, club
service; W. D. Fitch, attendance;
B. F. Swindler, classification; Fred
E. Weikc, fellowship; E. H. Utz
man, finance; C. C. Hedges, inter
city; Ralph DeLoach, magazine;
C. C. Doak, membership; George
Potter, Merry-Go-Round.
C. E. McGown, Jr., music; W. H.
Ritchey, program; Sam Hoyle,
public information; W. H. Street,
Rotary Information; C. E. Sand-
stedt, scrap book; Joe Orr, com
munity service; L. I). Williams,
public health.
Jim Potter, radio; H. C. Seale,
rural-urban; N. C. Baker, sports;
John W. Hill, safety; Joe Cox,
youth work; A. M. Waldrop, voca
tional service; and Harry Rankin,
I international service.
Old Text Books
Added to Archives
Text books of 1877-1890 are
among the most recent items that
have been donated to the College
Archives, according to D. B. Gofer,
college archivist and English pro
The books ai’e those used by
Maj. Louis Lowry Mclnnis, A&M’s
fifth president, when he was on
the teaching staff.
bulldozers smoothed out the rutted
and war churned load over which
U. N. cease fire emissaries may
travel from Seoul to cease fire
talks in Kaesong.
The weather will determine
whether Ridgway’s representatives
at Sunday’s meeting travel by jeep
or helicopter. If the weather is
good they will fly.
Three helicopters probably will
be used. But the air force was re
ported considering using a huge
H-19, a helicopter capable of car
rying eight persons.
Identity of those to make the
trip has not been disclosed.
The emissaries will be three of
ficers, none of higher rank than a
colonel. Their job will be to work
out arrangements for the actual
armistice talks, to be held in Kae
song Tuesday.
Accompanied by Interpreters
They will be accompanied by two
interpreters and their pilots or
jeep drivers. If they travel by
road they will go in three jeeps,
each flying a white flag.
AP correspondent Stan Carter
drove over much of that road Wed
nesday without seeing a sign of a
Rod soldier.
. The route runs across a pontoon
bridge hurriedly erected across the
Imjin River by American engineers
after Red generals first proposed
meeting in Kaesong. It lams
through a no-man‘s-land brown
from ripening wheat and green
from newly planted rice.
Correspondent Carter found Ko
reans working in the fields as
though war were a thousand miles
away. The mud houses of their
thatched roofs appeared to be un
damaged, although opposing armies
have three times rumbled up or
down that road within the last
Second Term
Begins July 11
All students who expect to
attend the second term of
Summer School should pay
fees and reserve rooms begin
ning July 11, according to
Bennie A. Zinn, assistant dean of
Fees may be paid at Goodwin
Hall from 8:30 a. m. until 4:30
p. m. July 11. Veterans must se
cure fee waiver slips from the Vet
eran’s Advisor, Room 104, Goodwin
Hall, prior to paying fees. After
July 11, fees must be paid at the
Administeration Building, he said.
Room reservations should be
made at the Housing Office, Room
100, Goodwin Hall. Students, who
wish to reserve a particular room,
such as the one now occupied,
should sign for the room prior to
5 p. m. July 13, stated Zinn.
Students who desire to change
rooms for the second term can
make such arrangements by pre
senting room change slips signed
by the housemaster of the dormi
tory to which they intend to move.
Day students, including those
living in college operated apart
ments, can also save considerable
time in registration procedure by
paying fees early, Zinn added.
College Station
Boy Receives
Ft. Sill Orders
E. L. (Bud) Williams of
College Station, received or
ders to report to Fort Sill,
Oklahoma, Tuesday, for a 15
week Associate Battery Offi
cer’s course.
He received his bachelor of sci
ence in industrial education from
A&M and his reserve commission
as a second lieutenant in the Uni
ted States army in June, 1951.
June 16 he received his regular
army commission.
Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs.
E. L. Williams, Sr., of College Sta
tion, was born on the Texas A&M
college campus. After graduating
from Consolidated high school in
June 1945, where he had lettered
in football for two years, he en
rolled at Texas A&M College. In
January of 1946 he entered the
United States Navy and spent two
years in China.
At the Grove
Thurs., July 5, Movie—“Sleep
ing City” with Richard Contt and
Coleen Gray—8 p. m.