The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, June 02, 1953, Image 1

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(TIBS AND CUTIE—Baylor University’s newest bear
cubs, as yet unnamed, seem quite content as they are held
by Pat Barfield, Baylor senior who graduated Friday
night. The cubs bring the bear population of Baylor cam
pus to eight. Last December Miss Barfield, a business
and' education student from New Boston, was chosen as
“The homecoming queen American GI’s in Korea would
most like to come home to.”
exican Visitors
Tour A&M Farms
Jakkula Funeral Services
Held at Hillier’s in Bryan
IrnTwenty-scvcn prominent Mexi-
ffljpran landowners, breeders and
|aHttJBmers together with agricultural
^^Keareh specialist arrived here
HSgnday while on tour of portions
«of southeast, south and north cen-
|jjitr|d Texas, and will leave this aft-
U emoon for Austin.
RHSeveral members of the party
lj^w|re accompanied by their wives.
I •They inspected the reasearch
IfBcenters yesterday and the Experi-
ffiment farm at AitM under escort
dllof heads of the college depart-
gip The tour, fourth of its kind rm-
'•der the auspices of the Confedera-
'>’11011 of Small Landowners of Mexi-
!"j|co, commenced May 25 when the
-party crossed the international
bohder at Brownsville.
| Before they reached College Sta-
tljibn they had visited Corpus
•ypChristi, Galveston, Houston, Dallas
l$|Hl'.nd Fort Worth to inspect agricul-
f'Jf.ul-al practices and methods of
livestock breeding.
If'The touring party is directed by
®|jj?rof. Carlos V. Pazy Puente, sec-
R’etary of the hoard of directors
Hf the Confederation.
reception was given for the
{vZoartv Sunday* afternoon at the Me-
iMi'^ norial Student Center.
RfiProf. Paz introduced the visitors
Ijvho were grefeted by Dr. M. T.
farrington, president of the Col
lege; Dean C. N. Shepardson of
he Afrricultural department; Dr.
C. Miller, of the livestock de-
Insect Spray’s
•anger Noted
I With house-cleaning and' the
rj^p&nti-moth battle under way, house-
jS^^Kvives all over Texas have been
i|^P|pising insecticide sprays. Because
^^Hrast of these are poisonous and
ISHKome are inflammable, special pre-
^ftdutions noted on the labels should
observed, says Dr. Geo. W. Cox,
^^^Hate Health Officer.
pffil Common sense safety rules in-
Pl’dude protection of food, dishes,
S^Bfeilverware and cooking utensils
■|om moth, mesquito or fly sprays.
you spill concentrated insecti-
|||nde solutions on yourself, wash
^K{ff immediately with soap and
nHl Don’t expose yourself or mem-
M)ers of your family unnecessarily
Hj| insecticide dust or spray mists,
Hpid Cox. Provide extra ventila-
fflHaon by opening doors and windows
I^^Khen extensive jobs are being
j- Care should he taken not to
®|»ray liquid insecticides into elec-
QHrical outlets or on exposed elec-
Hirer ol
connections because of dan-
PjHpger of short circuits. Don’t apply
gjgHna 1-base sprays near fire, flame or
^Rjarks and don’t smoke while
Isgipplying them, he said.
Special precautions should be
jaken to store insecticides where
hildren will not be able to reach
|aem. Never put into a kitchen
ipboard where they might be
istaken for food, he added. ^
partment, the heads of several of
the research divisions, and repre
sentatives of the Agricultural Ex
tension Servi.ce and Texas Agricul
tural Experiment Station.
Calvin T. Johnson of Dallas,
southwestern representative of the
Sears Roebuck Foundation, who
met the visiting party at Browns
ville, also was present.
The visitors are spending Tues
day at Austin meeting state offi
cials, visiting public buildings and
inspecting a nearby poultry plant.
They will proceed to San An
tonio late today and after a day’s
tour of the historic city will turn
homeward by way of Laredo. The
party includes residents of four
Mexican states and the Federal
district. The states are Veracruz,
Puebla, Jalisco and Mexico.
Funeral services were held at
the Hillier Funeral Home, Bryan,
Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock for
Dr. A. A. Jakkula, executive di
rector of the A&M Reseai’ch
Foundation, who died in a Bryan
hospital Saturday evening, follow
ing a brief illness.
The body will be cremated at
Houston and the scientist’s ashes
will be scattered in the Gulf of
Mexico, where he had conducted
the major portion of his research
in recent years.
The research foundation head,
who had established a national en
gineering reputation before enter
ing the administrative field as first
director of the foundation in 1946,
died of a heart ailment.
He had been under treatment
for high blood pressure for several
months, but had been able to con
duct his business.
On Saturday morning he called
his office eaily, saying he expect
ed to be a little late in coming to
work. Around 8:30 he went to a
Wilson Gels
First BA
In Philosophy
Thomas B. Wilson of Mc
Kinney was awarded the bach
elor of philosophy degree at
the May 29 graduation. He is
the first person ever to have
received the degree.
In 1937 Wilson reecived his
bachelor of science degree in
architectural engineering and
the bachelor of philosophy de
gree was earned by correspon
dence, set up by the college
sometime ago.
British Party Tops
Lofty Mount Everest
LONDON, June 2 GP)—A British
expedition has climbed hitherto un
sealed Mount Everest, the world’s
highest peak, planting the Union
Jack on the icy peak as a corona
tion “gift” for Queen Elizabeth II,
Buckingham Palace announced
Monday night.
Word that the party, fighting
the snows and icy blasts on the
world’s rooftop, had reached their
goal in a third attempt within a
month reached the palace Monday
night, a spokesman said. The dra
matic news was relayed to the
Queen as final preparations were
made to crown her in Westminster
Abbey Tuesday.
The conquering party of moun
tain climbers, who succeeded where
ten previous formally organized
Kream, Kow Club
Name New Officers
Seven new officers have been
elected to serve the Kream and
Kow Klub during the coming year.
Sidney Maxwell, junior animal
husbandry major from Rockdale,
was named president. Joel Hillin,
dairy husbandry major from Pine
Hill, was elected vice-president.
Other officers are Charles Keil-
ers, dairy husbandi’y major from
Round Top, secretary-treasurer; L.
M. Braziel, dairy management ma
jor from Route 7, Waco, program
Wayne Bradford, dairy husband
ry major from Devine, social sec
retary, and Bert Hardaway, dairy
manufactures major from Lees
burg, reporter.
A faculty advisor for the club
will be elected after the beginning
of the fall term.
Following the elections, mem
bers heard R. E. Burleson, Exten
sion dairyman, describe some of
the major marketing problems of
Texas dairymen.
expeditions had failed, was headed
by Col. John" Hunt. Reports reach
ing London from Hunt said two
men of his party—New Zealander
E. P. Hillary and a famous Sherpa
tribesman guide, Tensing Bhutia—
had reached the more than 29,000-
foot-high snow-peaked summit
May 29.
Hunt’s message said “All is
Party Had Failed
Reliable but unconfirmed reports
from Katmandu, Nepal, reaching
London via New Delhi, India, ear
lier Monday said the British party
had failed in two attempts in late
May to climb the mist-shrouded
peak, where snow, ice, and bone-
chilling winds had thwarted many
other efforts to scale it.
Earlier reports had said that if
the Britons succeeded in another
try, word of their success would
be withheld until coronation eve.
This was the eleventh organized
attack on the mountain and the
ninth from Britain.
Ag Station
Gets Six Grants
Claude K. McCan of Victoria has
presented to the Texas Agricultur
al Experiment Station, six grants
totaling $1,925 for the purchase of
a wheeled sprinkler system to be
used in connection with supplemen
tal irrigation studies.
J. E. Roberts, superintendent of
the Main Station Farm at Roy
Garrett of the department of agri
cultural engineering, will supervise
the tests.
Donors of the grants were J. S.
Abercrombie, 2001 Gulf Building,
Houston; Wm. K. Holt Machinery
Company, San Antonio; J. F. Wel
der Heirs, c/o Leo J. Welder, Vic
toria; L. E. Sirianni, 2843 E. Hous
ton, San Antonio; J. A. McFaddin
Estate, Victoria; and C. K. McCan,
Bryan hospital, where he died
around 7 p.m.
A native of Hancock, Mich.,
where he was bom March 19, 1904,
Arne Arthur Jakkula had an es
tablished reputation as a research
engineer before he joined the staff
of A&M in 1937.
A civil engineering graduate of
the University of Michigan in
1926, he also held a Master of
Science and PhD degrees from
that institution as well as a pro
fessional degree in civil engineer
ing from the University of Min
He had worked in various re
search capacities with the Minne
sota Highway Department, the
U. S. Bureau of Public Roads and
Westinghouse Electric Company.
He became a recognized authority
in bridge design during this per
Since joining the A&M staff, Dr.
Jakkula had served as consultant
on bridge design for the Texas
Highway Department and had con
ducted research on bridge prob
lems for the Texas Engineering
Experiment Station and U. S. Bu
reau of Public Roads.
In recognition of his outstand
ing work in this field, Dr. Jakkula
was named in 1942 as a member of
the Advisory Board on the Investi
gation of Suspension Bridges, ap
pointed by the Public Roads Ad
ministration after the failure of
the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.
He was serving as chairman of
the committee on Interpretation
and Analysis for this board at the
time of his death.
Named as the first executive di
rector of the A&M Research Foun
dation, a non-profit corporation
which conducts research for indus
try and other organizations of the
So»thwest, using facilities of the
A&M System and of other edu-
Leland Addresses
Two Conferences
Dr. T. W. Leland, head of the
department of business administra
tion recently appeared on pro
grams of two accounting confer
At the Ohio State University’s
15th annual Institute On Account
ing, Dr. Leland, who is a Certified
Public Accountant, spoke on “Re
search In Accounting.”
This institute is sponsored by the
Ohio State University, The College
of Commerce and Administration.
“Public Accounting as a Career”
was Dr. Leland’s subject in his
talk during the first session of the
Fourth Annual Institute On Ac
counting at the University of
Louisville, Ky.
This institute is sponsored by
the Kentucky Society of Certified
Public Accounts, in cooperation
with the University of Louisville.
cational and research institutions
of the region.
Under his leadership the organi
zation has grown into oiie of the
largest of its kind in the South
west and has established a nation
al reputation, particularly in the
field of oceanographic research in
the Gulf of Mexico.
Funeral services were conduct
ed Tuesday morning at the funeral
chapel by the Rev. A. T. Dyal, of
the First Presbyterian Church,
In addition to the widow, Mrs.
A. A. Jakkula, 842 N. Rosemary
Lane, Bryan, survivors include a
daughter, Mrs. Frank W. Moon of
La Habre, California, his mother,
Mrs. Alma Jakkula, of Minneapo
lis, Minnesota, and two sisters,
Miss Florence Jakkula of Minnea
polis, and Mrs. L. J. Coffman, of
Lake Crescent, California.
CS Legion Post
Elects Officers
Newly elected officers of the
A&M College American Legion
Post 541 will be installed at the
Brazos county A&M Club House,
June 18.
The newly elected officers ar*e:
Dr. John A. Kincannori, Command
er; Mr. R. L. Elkins, First Vice
Commander; Dr. A. D. Folweiler,
Second Vice Commander; Mr. L.
A. DuBose, Adjutant; Mr. John R.
Hillman, Finance Officer; Dr. L. G.
Jones, Chaplain; Howard Berry,
Berry, Historian; Di\ R. L. Skra-
banek, Service Officer; Mr. K. A.
Manning, Child Welfare C h a i r-
man; Dr. Hubert Schmidt, Ser-
The major projects for the post
for the coming year will be fielding
an American Legion Junior Base
ball team and increasing the mem
bership. The post which has been
organized only one year hopes to
double the number of members dur
ing the coming year.
President of TCU"
Addresses 5,000
“In a world such as ours,” Dr. M. E. Sadler told the
graduating class of ’53 Friday night, “we are talking and act
ing like children when we assume that we can have any perm
anent order and decency for ourselves or our world unless and
untill we can develop some practical and workable world or
“Many had hoped that the United Nations might provide
this needed framework,” he said.
The commencement speaker, president of Texas Christ
ian University at Ft. Worth, was introduced by President M.
T. Harrington. More than 5,000 persons attended.
Dr. Sadler said that, “we have come to the end of an era
fin the on-going life of man. As we
stand in the daybreak of a new
Van Tassel
Resigns Post
Paul A. Van Tassel, teacher
Lrainer, Texas Engineering Exten
sion Service, (TEES), has resigned
his post with that department to
accept a position with the Carbide
and Carbon Chemical Coi-poration.
He will be stationed at the new
plant to be constructed at Sea-
drift, Texas.
He is to report for work August
1, 1953. Local people are to be
trained to operate the plant which
is due to open April 1, 1954.
He will train the personnel as
the plant is constructed. All lev
els of employees, regardless of la
bor status, will receive training.
Van Tassel came to TEES Octo
ber 1, 1950. He has been working
with vocational industrial pei-sonnel
of public schools and junior col
leges of the East Texas and Gulf
Coast areas.
This work brought him in direct
contact with training programs of
industries in the same area. Since
the fall of 1952, Van Tassel has
assisted the training director at
the Texas City Carbide and Car
bon plant in the reorganization of
their apprentice training program.
He conducted three teacher train
ing courses for all company in
structors at this plant.
Forest Service Holds
Meeting in Weches
A meeting of all Texas Forest
Service personnel was conducted on
the Mission State Forest at
Weches in Houston County, May
The purpose of the meeting was
to enable employees to become ac
quainted with the overall objec
tives of the Texas Forest Service
and to become acquainted with
other members of the agency.
Dr. A. D. Folweiler, director of
the Texas Forest Service, intro-
Oil Mill Operators Close
Annual Four-Day Session
A review of the laboratory op
erations by M. C. Verdery of An
derson, Clayton Co., of Houston,
Thursday, closed the four-day ses
sion here of the 21st annual short
course for Oil Mill Operators.
The course was conducted by the
Institute of Oilseed Technology of
A&M, in cooperation with the Tex
as Cottonseed Crushers’ Associa
tion and the National Oil Mill Su-
pei-intendents’ Association.
During the short course, 85 op
erators from Texas and at least
Nurserymen Hold
Course in MSC
The short course for Commercial
Nurserymen, being held in the
MSC is expecting at least 125 per
A. F. DeWerth, head of the flor
iculture and landscape architecture
department, the sponsoring de
partment, will chair* the short
five others states heard the latest
technical operation information
from leaders in the field.
H. D. Reeves of Sweetwater dis
cussed seed cleaning, Lucian Cole
of Fort Worth talked on lint clean
ing, B. B. Hulsey of Dallas talked
on good housekeeping and E. B.
Free of Abilene spoke on safety.
Cecil Chandler, O. J. Jones and
W. C. Whittecar, all of Lubbock,
spoke on screw press and solvent
Dr. J. D. Lindsay, head of the
chemical engineering department
at the college and a member of
the Institute of Oilseed Technol-
°gy> was chairman of the short
course committee. Seven other
members represented the Texas
Cottonseed Crushers’ Association
and the National Oil Mill Superin
tendents’ Association.
Laboratory sessions were held in
the Cottonseed Products Research
Laboratory on the campus. Dean
H. W. Barlow, School of Engineer
ing, welcomed the group to the
duced the principal speakers, Mr.
A. E. Cudlipp, member of the
A. and M. System Board of Direc
tors; President M. T. Harrington,
and chancellor-elect of the sys
tem; and Mr. D. W. Williams, vice-
chancellor for agriculture.
Employees of the Texas Forest
Service were acquainted with how
the Texas Forest Service functions
as a part of the A. and M. System.
Opened Meeting
John Thigpen, a 26-year em
ploye, opened the meeting with the
invocation. District forester Rob
ert Strauss of Lufkin and crew-
leader H. P. Cutler, Mission State
Forest foreman, explained the his
tory of the Spanish Mission San
Francisco de los Tejas, established
in 1690.
The forest is named after the
mission. Each department head
and district forester introduced his
personnel and explained the high
points of the work of his depart
ment or district.
Approximately 225 employees
were present from 36 East Texas
counties. Stressed at the meeting
■was the value and need for addi
tional educational work to promote
better forest management prac
tices by the owners of forest land.
Kiwanians Hear
Chem Humorist
Charles K. Hancock, A&M
chemistry professor, spoke to the
College Station Kiwanis Club re
cently on “Chemists Are Funny
Hancock gave examples of
humorous answers to questions
given by pupils in the chemistry
dawn, powerful and diametrically
opposed forces are clamoring for
the allegiance of people.
“On the other hand are the in
dividuals, groups and nations which
believe in control and regulation.
They look upon the individual only
as a mean to an end. The gi’oup
state is the thing that
The individual is second
er the
The speaker added that “this
approach to life is variously clas
sified as imperialism, fascism or
“On the other hand,” Dr. Sadler
continued, “are the individuals,
groups and nations which believe
in the superior significance of the
Individual Is End
“To them the individual is an
end and not a means. They em
phasize individual initiative, indi
vidual freedom, individual oppor
tunities and individual responsi
Dr. Sadler said that “the tremen
dous conflict is taking place in the
midst of a new type of world. It
is an exceedingly small world com
pletely interrelated. It is a world
devastated and impoverished by
previous wars.
“It is a world of unparalleled
misunderstanding, suspicion and
tensions. It certainly is a world of
unthinkably vast possibilities.
“We have moved along far
enough now to realize the two-fold
nature of this world struggle,” the
speaker declared.
“For one thing, there is a mili
tary task. We should rely on our
military leaders for guidance in
this phase of the problem. There
is very certainly an educational
Everyone Realizes
“As everyone realizes, we could
win on the military front and still
lose in the larger struggle to es
tablish the free and democratic
approach in the woild.
“If we are to win ultimately in
this battle of ideas and maintain
the way of life visualized and pro
jected by our forefathe7 - s, we
“First, rediscover and re-empha
size the basic ideas involved in
democ7acy. In a conflict as power
ful as the one in which we a7-e
now engaged, ultimate victory can
not be won by sifting over again
the shibboleths and catch-ph7-asea
of democracy.
“The basic ideas involved in
Poultry Course
To Begin June 15
The annual Poult7’y Short Course
for training Flock Selecting and
Pullorum Testing will be held at
A&M College June 15-19, accord
ing to E. D. Parnell, depa7dment
of poult7 - y husbandry.
A similar turkey course will be
held later in the year.
This course is given in coopera
tion with the Texas Poultry Im
provement Association and is plan
ned p7 , imarily as a t7’aining school
for selecting and testing agents of
National Poultry Improvement
Plan hatcheries. However, anyone
desh-ing to enroll in the coui'se may
do so, Parnell said.
Regist7-ation will begin at 8 a.m.
June 15 at the D. H. Reid Poultry
Laboratory on the' College Poul
try Farm. Classes will begin at
9 a.m. in the same building and
will continue until 5 p.iTi. each day
except Friday, ,