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Page 2 THE BATTALION
Wednesday, November 11, 1953
One Dies Hunting Crocodiles
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TOWN HALL VOCALIST—Vivian Della Chiesa, one of radio’s most popular sopranos, will
be featured on “The American Album of Familiar Music” scheduled here next Tuesday
night. The show will open this year’s Town Hall series.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Editors, The Battalion:
I would like to ask a question.
Is this an institution for higher
learning, attended by intelligent
young men or a “hangout” for a
group of hillbillies?
Judging from the type of music
heard over WTAW each morning
and afternoon, it must be the lat
It seems to me that a college the
size of Texas A&M could have a*
much better selection of music than
has been offered in the past.
I personally think that some of
the present programs offered over
the college radio station display
ridicule toward the intelligence of
the students and faculty members,
as well as a disgrace to the college
as a whole.
I appeal to you as editors of the
college newspaper to see if some*
thing can be done to improve the
selection of music offered for the
listening pleasure of Texas A&M
C. L. Curl, ’54
AALP to Establish
A suggestion box will be set up
on the campus by the American
Association of University Perfes-
“The purpose of the box is to
encourage bottom-up as well as
top-down suggestions,” said Dr.
Dan E. Davis, A&M chapter presi
In reply to a suggestion from
AAUP officials that the sugges
tion box technique could be used
for the good of the college, Dr.
David H. Morgan, president, said
he. was in agreement with the idea.
“1 agree with the philosophy
which you have expressed. I hope
that more will learn that they are
free to express their ideas and
that their suggestions will be wel
comed,” Morgan said.
Suggestions will be turned in to
Davis, and will then be given to the
president. They must be signed.
7:15 p. m.—B’nai BTith Hillel
Foundation meeting, rooms 2A and
2B, MSC. Dr. Gerard Priestly, well
known author and lecturer, will
speak on “America and the Mid
7:15 p. m. — San Antonio club
meeting, room 301, Goodwin Hall
Final plans for Thanksgiving
Cen-Tex. Hometown club meet
ing, room 306, Academic building.
Thanksgiving party plans.
Milam county club meeting,
YMCA. Plans for Thanksgiving
Southwest Texas club meeting,
YMCA. Plans for Christmas party.
7:30 p. m. — Fayette-Colorado
A&M club meeting, room 2C, MSC.
Final plans for party.
Guadalupe Valley hometown club
meeting, senate chamber, MSC.
Thanksgiving party final plans.
A&M Dianetics group meeting,
cabinet room, YMCA.
Audio club meeting, radio room.
Speech on audio equipment.
Wichita Falls Hometown club
meeting, room 128, Academic
building. Thanksgiving party plans
to be discussed.
Caldwell county club meeting,
3rd floor, Academic building.
Corpus Christi club meeting, M
SC. Thanksgiving party plans.
San Angelo club meeting, Agri
cultural building. Christmas and
Thanksgiving party plans.
West club meeting, YMCA.
Plans for Thanksgiving party.
Kansas - Missouri club meeting,
room 107, Biological Science build
ing. Organizational meeting.
Panhandle club meeting, MSC.
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Chuck Neighbors Managing Editor
Harri Baker Campus Editor
Bob Boriskie Sports Editor
Jon Kinslow : .....City Editor
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“Dianetics is a set of tools that
will enable persons having a desire
to change and to realize their high
est capabilities to reach such a
goal. This goal is called optimum,”
The ultimate goal of dianetics is
“clear.” When a person reaches
“optimum” he can Gist aside all
mental blocks and cure an injury
by thinking about it. But the
blocks may return. When he is
“clear” the blocks are gone for
Here’s how dianetics works. A
person has a problem. It can be
either mental or physical. He
knows definitely what his problem
is. He must want to solve it.
He remembers when he first had
this problem. He keeps thinking
about this first instance. He re
lives it over and over again in his
mind. Finally the pain or worry
connected with this first experience
vanishes. When this happens,
whatever caused the problem no
longer bothers him.
McCulley said he had cured four
students of poor eyesight since last
spring when they began treatment.
Last spring they all wore glasses,
he said. Now they don’t.
Curing Four Students
He also told of curing four stu
dents of “choking up” before ex
aminations. John L. Hatcher, pres
ident of the dianetics group here
and a consolidated band member,
claimed dianetics was curing his
poor eyesight. Hatcher said he
was nearsighted. But since he had
been practicing dianetics his eyes
McCulley said he taught an ath
lete to use dianetics to heal a cut.
He explained the A&M student had
cut his chin when he dived into the
swimming pool and hit bottom. One
stitch was taken in his chin.
The student started practicing
dianetics. In about three days the
cut was healed.
He also told about a senior last
year who broke his jaw. The sen
ior started using dianetics. His
jaw healed in 60 per cent of the
time his doctors had estimated, Mc
McCulley said that the goals of
the dianetic research foundation
are the abolishment of war, hate,
crime and insanity. Southwell told
the council that one article said
that several persons had gone in
sane studying dianetics.
McCulley said that he had heard
of such reports but had never
learned if they were true. He also
denied some articles’ statements
that dianetics was a hoax and was
A person who teaches dianetics
is called an auditor. McCulley
said that a person must train for
16 weeks before he receives this
McCulley said he is not an audi
tor. But he said he had studied the
subject from books and had attend
ed two international conferences on
McCulley is on the Board of Gov
ernors of the Dianetics Foundation.
He said four MDs are also on the
board. McCulley said he started
practicing dianetics in 1950 after
reading the first book written
The next meeting of the dianetics
group will be tomorrow’ night in
By JON KINSLOW
Battalion City Editor
Adventures on a year and a half
cruise of the world in a 96-foot
sailboat were described yesterday
to the College Station Kiwanis
Ray Mohler, who made the
48,000 mile trip told the club about
“This could be called adventure,”
he said. “But adventure is just
being scared in different ways.”
Out of 24 people who started the
tour, 18 came back. Only one was
killed, and he died while hunting
crocodiles in the Philippines.
“One member of the crew had
chornic sea sickness, and he stayed
sick five months before he left the
boat,” Mohler said.
The group visited 106 ports,
spending 60 per cent of its time
at sea. It cost each of the crew
members $5,000 to take the tour.
Each helped sail the boat.
“We are probably the only
people to pay $9 a day for a year
and a half of work,” Hohler said.
“The only paid member of the
crew was the cook.”
Mohler told of many times when
the crew was close to being killed.
One night they spent the night on
an island inhabitated by cannibals.
“We wanted to visit mysterious
places, so every time we were told
not to go somewhere, we went
there,” he said.
He also told of some of the
native villages they saw. Once a
native came down to the boat with
$450 in American money. He want
ed to know where the “PX” was.
“One native had all his dead
ancestors standing around the in
side walls of his hut,” Mohler said.
“Some of them didn’t keep the
whole body of their dead ancestors,
just the heads.”
There was always harmony
among the crew, which included
women, he said. There were never
any fist fights or serious argu
ments during the cruise, Mohler
“Everyone seemed worried about
our safety,” he said. “However, we
knew no one would waste an
atomic bomb on us, so we wonder
ed if the people in the United
States would be there when we
Davis Calls White
White shirts and black ties may
not be worn as part of the winter
dress uniform, Col. Joe E. Davis,
commandant, said Monday.
A&M unifortn regulations are
based on army regulations. Since
this uniform may not be worn by
army officers, A&M cadets may
not wear it either.
The commandant’s office can
authorize regulation uniform de
viations, such as white belts and
They may not make any ex
ceptions that would change the
appearance of an officer’s dress
uniform, Davis said.
MORE THAN 152 representa
tives from manufacturing com
panies making accessory metering
equipment are learning of new
advancements in metering art at
a public utility short course being
held here this week. The group was
welcomed Monday b y M. C.
Hughes, head of the electrical engi
DR. WELCOME E. WRIGHT,
associate professor of industrial
education, will take part in the
annual conference of the American
Vocational association and the Na
tional Association of Industrial
Teacher Educators, to be held in
Chicago, Nov. 22-28.
* * *
A PROGRAM DESIGNED to
help engineering instructors teach
their students will be presented at
the first meeting of the A&M
branch of the American Society of
The meeting will be held at 4:30
p.m. tomorrow in Room 207 of the
new Engineering Building.
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bonfire committee that they would
be willing to pay for drill field
signs rather than have students
“borrow” highway signs.
Members of the bonfire commit
tee are W. L. Penberthy, dean of
men; Col. Joe E. Davis, comman
dant of cadets; Lt. Col. Taylor Wil
kins, assistant commandant; C. G.
(Spike) White, director of student
activities; V. M. (Monty) Mont
gomery, head yell leader; Jimmy
Tyree, senior yell leader; Fred
Mitchell, cadet colonel of the corps
and Vic Kennedy, first composite
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came out the projection booth.
Boyett got the story from the pro
Boyett called the Bryan police.
“There was soon a flood of offi
cers,” Gonzales said.
Gonzales said Boyett wasn’t sure
whether the box office was insured
for 100 per cent or not.
He said he heard one of the po
licemen remark that he expected
the man to “strike two or three
times during the night—he may
Lee Norwood, one of the investi
gating officers from College Sta
tion, wouldn’t say whether it look
ed like a professional job or not.
He said he couldn’t tell whether it
was the man’s first or seventieth.
Send Out Call
Police sent out a call for him to
several of the surrounding towns,
but an official said with the amount
of information which they had, the
bandit probably won’t be caught.
Gonzales estimated there were
2 $10 bills, 6 $5 bills and about SCk
$1 bills. "
The 12th Man Inn at the North
Gate reported two men entered la
ter in the evening and each chang
ed 20 $1 bills.
The second man came in about
10 minutes after the first. Nor
wood said he planned to check with
Mrs. Arhopulos, who was at the
Gonzales said there was about
$8 in currency left in the box of
The Battalion asked him how he
felt when he faced the gun. Gon
zales chuckled and said, “It didn’t
even faze me.”
The 1953 All-College All-
America Football Team is
and brought to you by
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in Gasoline Theft
Three Bryan youths were await
ing charges today for stealing gas
oline from an A&M student’s car
Four A&M students spotted the
youths after they had siphoned
gasoline from a car belonging to
Albert D. Rial. The thieves were
hiding in their car in the dormitory
11 parking lot. They escaped be
fore the students could stop them.
One student recognized one of
the thieves and reported him to
the Campus Security Office. Cam
pus Security officials notified the
The A&M students were Stephan
Voros, Bill Stukert, Jerry Bainen
and Herberd Barnard.
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