The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 26, 1953, Image 1

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Circulated Daily To 90 Per Cent l Of Local Residents Number 77: Volume 53 COLLEGE STATION (Aggieland), TEXAS TUESDAY, MAY 26, 1953 Published By A & M Students For 75 Years Price Five Cents President of I ( i S Will Be Speaker At Commencement Dr. M. E. Sadler, president of Texas Christian University, will speak on “Maintaining the Demo cratic Approach to Life,” at the annual commencement ceremonies. The program will be held at 7 p. m. Friday in Kyle Field. Pi'esident M. T. Harrington will introduce Dr. Sadler. The TCU president will be speaking to 867 graduates. Twenty-four of these will be receiving their PhD de grees. Sbisa and Guion Baccalaureate services will be held in Sbisa and Guion Halls. The services will start at 10 a. m. Graduates of the Schools of Ag riculture and Arts and Sciences will attend the program in Sbisa Dining Hall. Those graduating in the Schools of Veterinary Medi cine and Engineering will attend Guion Hall for the services. Baccalaureate Speech Dr. Carlyle Marney, paster of the First Baptist Church in Aus tin will deliver the baccalaureate speech in Guion. Rev. John Don- aho, pastor of the First Methodist Church in Corpus Chirsti, will speak to the graduates in Sbisa. Brig. Gen. Matthew K. Deichel- mann, commandant, U. S. Air Force ROTC Montgomery, Ala., Will deliver the principal address i at the commissioning ceremony at 1 p. m. Friday in Guion Hall. He will also present the Air Force commissions. Brig. Gen. Numa A. Watson, chief o f staff, Headquarters Fourth Army, will present the army commissions. Four hundred and thirty-five cadets will receive commissions. Final review will be held Satur day morning, concluding the grad uation ceremonies. // "v Spring: CS Clean-Up Starts Today Today is the first day of the annual Spring Clean-Up Drive for College Station. Today and tomorrow, city trucks will pick up any trash that is put in front of the houses. City Manager Ran Boswell has asked all residents to put any thing they want thrown away in front of their houses, so men from the trucks can get to it easily. After the drive is over, the city will spray mosquito breed ing places to cut down the summer mosquito population. "Doc’ Asbury I lurt In Car Accident Failure to Adjust Is Facing A&M Dunn, *23, Named FSA President Dean Bertrand To Address CHS Grads Dean John R. Bertrand of the Basic Division will speak to 30 graduates of A&M Consolidated High School at their commence ment exercises at 8 p. m. Monday, June 1, in Guion Hall. Supt. L. S. Richardson will pre sent the graduates C. A. Bonnen, president of the school board of trustees, will give out the di- Pl omas. Scholarships will be given by J. J. Skrivanek, high school principal. Music for the program will be by Miss Margaret Berry at the organ and the CHS chorus. Chorus Director Robert L. Boone will also, lead the audience in sing ing “Consolidated High School”. The Rev. Robert L. Darwell of St. Thomas Episcopal Chapel will give the invocation, and the bene diction will be given by Miss Bar bara Van Tassel. James F. Fowler, minister of the A&M Church of Christ, will preach the baccalaurate service at 8 p. m. Sunday, May 31, in the A&M Church of Christ. The Rev. Charles G. Workman of the A&M Presbyterian Church will give the invocation ‘and the school chorus will sing. Dr. (Doc) Samuel Asbury’s con dition was reported as “satisfac tory” by Bryan Hospital authori ties this morning following an ac cident last night. Asbury was hit by an automobile on Sulphur Springs Road near the Circle Drive-In theatre. Hospital doctors have taken X- Rays of Asbury to determine if thex-e are any broken bones. The results will not be known until late this afternoon. Asbury was hit by a 1951 model Pontiac sedan driven by Augie Saxe, an A&M student who lives at H-5-8 College View. Saxe is a former A&M halfback. Beverly Ware an eye witness, told police she was driving just behind Saxe’s car when the ac cident happened. “He (Saxe) was driving about 20 miles per hour and all of a sudden I saw this man right in front of his car. He wasn’t hit hard, I’m sure,” she said. Saxe said he and his wife and baby were riding around listening to the radio, and before he knew it Dr. Asbury was just in front of the right fender of the car. “I swerved over as hard as I could, trying to miss him but he was too close to the fender,” Saxe said “He was up on the highway near the edge”. A Hillier ambulance was called at approximately 7:55 by Miss Ware, and it arrived at 8:20. The ambulance took Asbury to St. Joseph Hospital. He later was transferred to Bryan Hospital. Dr. Asbury came to A&M as a chemistry instructor in 1903, and after teaching awhile, went into research. He became interested in music and has four pianos in his home although he cannot play. He says he keeps them so other people can come and play. Dr. Asbury also likes paintings. He has pictures all over the walls of his home near College View and some on the ceilings. He grows several varieties of roses outside his house. He has been retired for a num ber of years and is approximately 78 years old. He went to school in South Carolina. 82 Enroll for Oil Mill Short Course Eighty-two persons have enroll ed in the twenty-first annual Oil Mill Operators short course which started yesterday in the MSC. The operators were welcomed by Dr. H. W. Barlow, dean of engi neering. The course covers seed and lint cleaning, good housekeep ing, safety, screw press and sol vent extraction, and a review of laboratory operations. A banquet for the operators will be given at 7 p. m. Wednesday in the MSC Ballroom. Tickets are $2 per person. INew Inter-Faith Chapel Needs $300,000—Dunn About $300,000 will be needed to build the Inter-Faith Chapel here, said J. Harold Dunn ’25, of Amarillo, new president of the Former Students Association. “Almost any amount can be spent on the chapel,” he said. “To build one which seats approximate ly 400 persons will cost about $300,000.” Dunn stressed the need for do ing a creditable job and to step up activities to get more money. At the present time, the FSA has $46,817.50 in the Inter-Faith Chapel fund. This amount will rise by the end of the year, said Dunn, chairman of the committee. “We should wait and build an outstanding edifice for genera tions to come. It should serve many generations and the purpose it was intended,” the new president said Saturday at the annual FSA Spr ing Council meeting here. Dunn cautioned the Council that ample time should be taken in planning and building the chapel. “We must study a variety of ideas to get a correct conception Beer Parties Or Churches For Muster? Aggie Mustei’s should be held in a more reverent atmos phere than beer parties, de clared A. F. (Smiley) Mitchell ’09, of Corsicana, outgoing president of the Former Stu dents Association, here Satur day. Supporting the suggestion submitted by D. C. (Spike) Arnold ’27, of Houston, Mit chell urged that more cities follow the example set by Houston, Beaumont and other cities and holding Muster in churches. “It is sacriligeous and im pudent to hold such a me morial service at a drunken brawl,” said Mitchell. “If this is a memorial service, I don’t want it.” Muster is held every April 21 by A&M students every where in memorium for fel low students who have died during the year and for the Texans who gave their lives fighting for Texas indepen dence at San Jacinto 50 years ago - The outgoing president also asked that parents of the A&M students who have died be invited to attend the Mus ter services held on the cam pus. “It was again spiring Muster year,” he said. a very in here this Ag Experiment Station Gets $500 Grant-in-Aid A grant-in-aid of $500 has been made available to the Texas Ag ricultural Experiment Station by the Ethyl Corp., New York. It will be used in support of the existing mesquite control research program at the Spur substation, Sirector R. D. Lewis said, of the type of chapel needed here,” he said. , Dunn reported that a chapel holding from 190 to 400 persons was desired most. The larger chapel was wanted so that wed dings and organized meetings may be held, said Dunn. The 100 per son chapel would be merely for meditation purposes, he said. “No location has been set de finitely by the committee,” said Dunn, “but we have three possible locations in mind.” These are: • Area between Guion Hall and military headquarters building. Dunn said this area would need more shrubbery if used for the chapel. . TT r ,ii | / tTbertv and Leland M. Stevens • Area between Guion Hall and of L-iDeii\ ^ j the MSC. He explained that | B r 7 o n n " s ° n on ° P c<)S t aecountins was not enough room here. !® S 0 ” or ed by the Houston Chapter • The location favored by th< P National Association of Cost committee was between Law and , . tants . Both Students are ac- Puryear Halls and the President s Acc0 ™ t cr " • ors Home, near the site of the old j CO g" ch J nan received $50 for the assembly hall. first place with a paper entitled The new president stressed that ^ tance for income Tax Pur- no definite location had been se of inventories Valued at and that suggestions were wanted. | P° ' d Cost “The type of chapel is still m j Standard^ Accounting Majors Win Essay Prizes A&M seniors Rex E. Buchanan J. Harold Dunn ’25 of Amarillo was named president of the As sociation of Former Students Sat urday. Elected vice president of the as sociation by the FSA Council was Oscar T. Hotckiss ’24, of Port Arthur. Dunn, president of the Sham rock Oil and Gas Co., was vice president of the association last year. He succeeds A. F. (Smiley) Mitchell ’09, of Corsicana. Dunn also served as chairman of the Inter-Faith Chapel Committee last year and has been vice president of District 1. Hotchkiss has been a member of the Council since the organization of the association. He has been past president of the Port Arthur A&M Club, and served on many as sociation committees. He is em ployed by Gulf Oil Corporation. Executive Board Member Three members named to the Executive Board for two - year terms were A. O. Nicholson ’27, of Dallas, banker and past president of the Dallas A&M Club; Clyde T. Norman ’37, of Oklahoma City, Okla., an engineer and member of the Oklahoma A&M Club; Herbert A. Burrow ’22, of Bonham, man ager of the Bonham Textile Mills. Ploldovers on the board are J. Searcy Bracewell ’38, of Houston; R. J. Potts ’06, of Harlingen; Theo A. Willis ’46, of Fort Worth; members whose terms expire this this year are E. M. Freeman ’22, of Shreveport; Jake T. Long ’27, of Glomer; Pat H. Stanford ’44, of Midland. District Vice-Presidents The eleven district vice-presi dents elected were: District I, Robert Hooper ’22, of Plainview, automobile dealer; Dist rict II, Gerald C. Puckett ’46, of Fort Stockton, rancher; District III, John A. Kimbrough ’41, of Haskell, oil cosignee; District IV, Weldon Maples ’43, of Haskell, oil cosignee; District IV, Weldon Maples ’43, of Fort Worth, in surance; District V. W. Hunter Parks ’37, of Kilgore, oil operator; District VI, George A. Logan ’35, of Waco, banker; District VII, Kenneth R. Montague ’37, of Beau mont; District VIII, S. C. Smith ’35, of Uvalde, businessman; Dist rict IX, H. C. Heldenfels ’35, of Corpus Christi, contractor; Louisi ana District, John H. Cuthrell ’29, of New Orleans, La., oil company; Out-of-State representative, Ernest H. Bruss ’27, Farmington, N. M., automobile dealer. Student Loan Fund Trustees renamed were Sterling C. Evans ’21, of Houston, president of the Federal Land Bank; James W. Aston ’33, of Dallas, vice president of the Republic National Bank; Estil A. Vanve ’27, of Fort Worth, president of the Fort Worth Na tional Bank. Development Fund Board Named to the Development Fund Board for three year terms were J. Walter Porter ’22, of Dallas, vice president of the Clifford-Hill Pipe Co., and Herman F. Heep ’20, Progress Demands Changes, Says 1 tismi The danger and threat facing A&M is for it to slip in the future because it is unable to make changes and ad just to them, declared J. Harold Dunn ’25 of Amarillo, in coming president of the Former Students Association. “Young men who have graduated from this institution during the last several years have taken responsibility and leadership and carried it out effectively. This has made it possible for me to take this position today,” Dunn said. “In all honesty, speaking from my own experience in hiring young graduates from this college, I can state that the graduate today is better educated and better prepared to enter the business world than he was I finished school 28 ♦years ago,” said Dunn. A lot of improvements can be J. Harold Dunn of Austin, president of the Heep Oil Company. Outgoing representa tives are J. D. Kirven ’16, of Wax- ahachie and Wofford Gain T3, of Dallas. Price Campbell ’13, of Abilene was held over to serve another two-year term on the Athletic Council and J. F. Hamblen ’27, of Houston, president of the South- eoi Electric Supply Co. and form er president of the FSA, was nam ed to replace C. P. Dodson ’ll, of Decatur as a councilman. John M. Lawrence III ’43, of Bryan succeeded W. R. Char- miehael ’28, of Bryan on the Me morial Student Center Council. (See NEW OFFICERS, Page 2) Board of Directors Runs College, Says Mitchell Officers should obey constituted authority and the A&M Board of j Directors is in control of the col lege, said A. F. (Smiley) Mitchell ’09, of Corsicana, outgoing Former- Students Association president, to the FSA Council Sunday. Answering a proposal by Wil liam J. (Bill) Garrett ’47, of Dal las, new Councilman to the FSA | Council, Mitchell said “the Board j of Directors are the constituted | authority of the school.” This association always will con- I bnue to remain under their autho- ! rity, he said. Garrett made the motion that The type doubt,” Dunn said. “Architects are working on sketches which the committee has been studying, in cluding sketches of other campus’ chapels.” With the size of the chapel still undetermined, said Dunn, it is dif ficult to estimate the cost. This can be done more easily when the plans are drawn, he said. Steven’s paper received the se cond award of $30 and was called “The Variable Budget”. F. L. Brewer, director of special activities of the Houston Chapter of N. A. C. A., presented the awards. W. F. Farrar of the business ad ministration department repre sented A&M at the meeting. _ fact finding committee be appoint ed to investigate student life here. The motion was not seconded. It was tabled by a majority voice- vote on a motion by A. C. (Gener al) Love ’99, of Beaumont. After making his motion, Gar rett said the students were not to know about the committee and it was for the members present and not for publication. “The Aggie spirit must be per petuated,” said Garrett. “There is no harm in a Fish (freshman) run ning 59-100 yards to meet an up- I perclassman, and perhaps there is a j no harm in having midnight yell i j practice. I don’t know. ‘We should perpetuate the JVat’l Group To Build f und Planned by FSA A National Fund Commit tee will be organized this summer by the Former Stu dents Association to help build the number of contribu tors to 50 per cent of the number of former students, said J. B (Dick) Hervey ’42 of College Sta tion, executive secretary of the FSA. “Although there was $98,224.61 collected for the 1952 Develop ment Fund,” said Hervey, “the number of contributors dropped to 8,201.” During the year, the executive secretary said he and others saw the strength of the former stu dents by the action given by the legislature to the Sen.-Moore Coed-Plan after the former stu dents answered with telegrams and letters. The home office during the year had more telegrams and letters written because of this, said Her vey. The executive secretary explain ed that a class committee was in itiated this year for the Class of ’53. “This will be another effort to build better communications and ties between former students and the association. We also have talked to home town clubs and urged former students from these clubs to come and speak to the stu dents and tell them about the as sociation.” he said. “Many did this year.” More than 1,900 changes of ad dresses are made monthly by the home office, said Hervey. The foot ball film circulating library also proved a success with 68 clubs utilizing 375 showings. The films went all over the United States, j Korea, Alaska, South America and Germany. More new clubs were added to the association during the year, he said. The Council approved Hervey’s motion to continue with the same format (size) now used by The Texas Aggie, monthly publication of the FSA. Audition Set June 11 For Operetta made, said the Amarillo oil man and member of the A&M System Board of Directors. “The way to accomplish these improvements is through construc tive progress and changes. We do not need a major upheaval, but there isn’t a department in this school that cannot be improved. “With information and analysis we can find the improvements that are needed to make progress,” he said. Speaking to more than 159 mem bers of the FSA Council, the new president left his prepared text of his speech often in an effort to emphasize the many points he stressed. Progress Means Changes “All of us like to think of the “good old days” when we were in school and some of us feel that if the school could maintain policies which could re-establish those “good old times” for the benefit of the present generation then most, if not all, of our problems would disappear. “I submit to you, however,” con tinued Dunn, “that progress re quires change. We are living in different times and the problems are not the same.” Dunn illustrated the changes in the ways of life today as compared to many years ago. (See CHANGES, Page 2) FSA Asks Better Ag-UT Relations Cementing better relations between A&M and the Uni versity of Texas was discus sed Saturday by the Former Students Association Council. A. F. (Smiley) Mitchell ’09, of Corsicana, outgoing presi dent of the FSA, said efforts should be made to get the bit terness out of the hearts of both groups so that the two institutions could meet on a more amiable basis. He stressed that shame was brought to both institutions by the actions of each group dur ing the Turkey Day football game. Many representatives to the meeting said they held joint banquets before the Thanks giving game, inviting former students from both schools in an effort to better relations. Weather Today Singers for a summer operetta will be auditioned Thursday, June I spirit Thev may bring in two uni- j 11, at 7:30 p. m. in the Music Hall, forms and' the thought of this is —* J T>:,, ^ J demoralizing the corps,” he said. Garrett emphasized that fresh men living in separate units hurts ! the corps, but he again repeated, I “I don’t know.” ‘When I brought some Dallas boys here during sports day, said Garrett, “they became disgusted with A&M. They said it was de- ; generating.” Garrett stressed that “the sen- | iors are no longer running the ! campus,” and that they should be i said Bill Turner, music director. This year’s summer production will be either “Pirates of Pen- sanze,” or “Yeomen of the Guard,” both by Gilbert and Sullivan, Turn er said. It will be presented July 14 and 15 at the Grove. “Participation is open both to A&M students and people living in the community,” Turner said. There are also openings in the orchestra that will play for the operetta. “Anyone interested should contact me as soon as pos- given more rule. I sible,” Turner said ‘‘This association should study | F. Mitchell j the facts and see if they are true.” he said. About two months ago, Garrett I said he favored the board. “I love the guy who used the I board on me,” he said. Other operettas presented in past summers have been “The Chocolate Soldier,” “Rio Rito,” “The Mikado,” and “The H.M.S. Pinafore.” The productions are sponsored by Student Activities. STILL WARMER Warmer, with scattered clouds. Not too windy, but some dust blow ing. .