The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, January 07, 1954, Image 1

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Circulated Dally To 90 Per Cent Of TiOcal Residents ion Published By A&M Students For 75 Years PUBLISHED DAILY IN THE INTEREST OF A GREATER A&M COLLEGE Number 170: Volume 53 COLLEGE STATION (Aggieland), TEAAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 7 S 1954 Price rive Cents special Group I on Committee Mitchell Begins Corps 1 wal u at i on for been the ap- ^ N«tl» '‘ t 4 ws , -^0' „ f ^ 'MtMm* m CITY’S NEW SCHOOL—Work started yesterday on the new school building for A&1VI Consolidated high school. C. L. Andrews of Andrews—Parker Inc., general con tractor, surveys the location while a bulldozer begins level ing. The Consolidated gymnasium is in the background. Des ign erI lbrcoupe irf7\r « if f Weick s Feu lured i n P la nes Hy ELMER WESTFAI.L Battalion Staff Writer “I saw the first airplane that flew faster than 100 miles an hour,” said Fred E. Weick of the department of aeronautical . engi neering. “1 was still a small boy when this event took place, but even to this day I still find new and inter esting developments in the field of aeronautics.” With the development of some of his pet ideas on what the personal light plane should do, he was given the chance to put his theory into practice when he designed the Er- coupe. The Ercoupe featured a coordi nated control system and could not be spun or stalled out. This was the answer to private pilots’ wish es. An important feature of modern airplanes perfected by Weick was the tricycle landing gear. The tricycle landing gear provides more ground stability and eliminates the tendancy for the plane to grounjd- loop. Weick explained that the Wright brothers used ~a tricycle gear on their first airplane because there was no other place to mount the gear. Until Weick’s gear was perfect ed most planes had been using the so-called conventional gear, with a tail wheel instead of a nose wheel. The first airplane to use Weick’s tricycle gear was the Douglas DC-4 airliner, still in use by major air lines. The military’s.high-speed jets al so use tricycle gear. Weick is now working on the problems of spraying and planting Southwesteim rice fields. He is also trying to design a better spraying and dusting system for aircraft now used for spraying. As an experiment in an air plane designed specifically for ag- Weather Today ricultural work, Weick designed the Ag-1, which was used as a test plane for new ideas in wing structure, spraying methods, load capacity, safety factors, and other functions. As head of the aeronaltical en gineering department’s research center, Weick will continue to work on airplanes for farm, industry and personal use. Committee chairmen corps evaluation have pointed by Fred Mitchell, cadet colonel of the corps and chairman of the committee of the whole. These committee chairmen will appoint their committees from cadet ofYicers and noncommissioned officers, said Mitchell. There will be subject to approval of the com mittee of the whole, he said. Chairmen appointed were Charles Gary, uniforms, Richard Porter, physical structure and duties and responsibilities of cadets; Pat Wood, corps tradi tions. The committee of the whole will supervise, assist, and direct the work of subordinate committees in the evaluation. Members of this committee are John K. Goode, Gai’y, Porter and Wood. The uniforms committee will in vestigate all phases of the cadet uniform and, if necessary, redi sign a uniform for the corps, Mit chell said. The physical structure and duties and responsibilities committee will have three functions, he said. They will analyze physical struc ture of the corps and determine whether or not it is the most ef ficient; design a structure that will facilitate most efficient opera tion of the corps; and outline the duties and responsibilities of cadets to themselves, each other, then unit, the corps, the college, and the state and the nation. The corps traditions committee will analyze traditions now existing in the corps and determine whether or not they will fit into the concept of an ideal corps, Mitchell said. “While the subordinate commit tees are conducting their investi gations, the committee of the whole is designing the objectives of the corps,” he said. “These are to be in line with the objectives of the college.” FRED WEICK Aircraft Research Air Force Gives 283 Cadet Flights Two hundred and eighty-three air force ROTC students have flown familiarization flights this semester. Most of these flights were made by juniors because most seniors made similar flights at camp last summer. The purpose of the flight is to acquaint the cadet with the air plane’s controls and the feel of fly ing, accoi’ding to Sgt. T. E. Buford of the air science department. Barring bad weather, all the seniors and juniors and most of the sophomores will have had a chance to take a flight by the end of next semester, Buford said. Cadets who have taken orienta tion flights this semester should check by room 206A, Military Science building, and pick up the picture that was made of them at the time of their flight, he said. CIVIL SERVICE examination for a junior Agricultural assistant will be given Saturday at 8:30 a.m. in the lecture room of the Agricul tural Engineering building. Any person who passes the quiz and meets the requirements for the position can receive a GS-5 civil service rating. * * THE BRONZE STAR medal was given to Lt. Col. Willis Nolan ’33, for “meritorious service” with the eight army civil affairs section. He was chief of the section’s plans and policy division. sH -K M A UR INE HEARN, state home demonstration leader for the Agri cultural extension service, has re-* turned from one year’s work under the Point IV program in Bolivia, South America. * * PROBLEMS IN PLANT ecology will be the subject of a discussion by the plant scinec colloquium to night at 7:30 p. m. in the YMGA cabinet room. 4= * * AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION department staff members Henry Ross and J. R. Jackson will assist in a soil conservation contest at the Ai-ea TV Vocational Agricultur al Teachers confei’ence in Stephen- ville Friday and Saturday. +• * MALCOLM R. BLAIKE, farm organization leader from New South Wales, Australia, recently spent two weeks studying farm or ganization and methods in the A&M system. He is hei'e under the state department’s leader exchange program. DR. W. ARMSTRONG PRICE, Yell Gets Recommendation The special group from the Student Life committee was undecided yesterday in trying to determine if a standing committee is needed for student publications. The group decided to postpone its verdict after more than two hours of discussion which sometimes was heated. The Student Life members will meet again early next month after they have given the matter more study. However they voted unanimously to recommend that Student Life set up the standing committee on yell leaders but decided to wait until next month’s meeting to decide its membership and duties. Head yell leader Vol M. (Monty) Montgomery who attended in an advisory capacity did not object. The group is composed of four students and four facul ty and staff members. Stu dents are Carroll Phillips, T. B. Field, Doyle Lowery, and Bill Henderson. Faculty and staff members are C. G. (Spike) White, Dr. C. W. Landiss, chairman, S. A. Kerley, and R. G. Perryman. Per ryman was not present at yester day’s meeting. Battalion co-editors Jerry Ben nett, Ed Holder and Student Pub lications Director Carl Jobe at tended with Montgomery in an ad visory capacity. Jobe and Bennett made the fh'st objections of the meeting. They questioned Landis s’ suggestion that the advisory members leave the meetmg when final discussion and voting began. It was decided to let them remain. News Briefs professor of geological oceano graphy, will speak Friday at 7:45 p. m. to the local seminar of the American Meteorological Scoiety on “Some Geological and Biological Indicators of Climate.” The meet ing will be held in room 107 of the Biological Science building. * * FHA GIRLS of the Bryan chap ter will hold a hillbilly dance Fri day in Shiloh hall to finance club activities. The dance is from 8:30— 12 p. m. Admission is $1. if* A PRACTICE corps review will be held sometime in February, ac cording to Maj. Edwin Emerson, army operations officer. Date and details of the review will be an nounced next semester, Emerson said. Draft Laws—1 Status Changes Must Be Reported New Political Course Planned A 3-hour course in international political geography is tentatively planned for the coming semester. The course would be a study of present social and political pro blems of world powers and weaker nations, with an effort to find geographic factors behind pro blems and possible adjustments. At present it is not known whether enough students would be interested in taking such a course. Students who are interested in the course may see Charles Rose, room 402, dorm. 1. Seats Plentiful For Town Hall Says Manager There will probably be e- nough seats for everyone at both performances of the San Antonio symphony to night. The program will be presented in Guion hall by Town Hall. “There will definitely be plenty of room at the 9 p. m. show,” said John Akard, student entertain ment manager, “and there will pro bably be room at the 7 p. m. show.” Akard estimated that 1,500 tickets had been issued for the 7 p. m. show. Guion Hall seats 2,000 persons. Students with Town Flail cards can obtain tickets for either per formance in the student activities office, Goodwin hall, until 5 p. m. today. Tickets will be available at the door, accm-ding to Akard. The 80-piece San Antonio sym phony, called the “prodigy” of American orchestras, is conducted by Victor Alessandro. Dmitri Mitropoulos, who was once guest conductor of the orchestra, said, “The San Antonio symphony can really compete with any orchestra in this country and Eui’ope.” Yell Leaders Landiss said that committees on yell leaders and publications should be considered as policy making and not censorship groups. He said that personalities were not in volved. Landiss also told the group to think of the effect of the committees now and in the future. Phillips and White agreed with Landiss that censorship was not intended. Papers were distributed to the members concerning other Texas colleges with publication committees. White said that a committee could advise editors on matters about which they were in doubt. Bennett and Holder argued that policy making or advisory commit tees would be the same as censor ship. Bennett said he thought any special publication’s committee was unnecessary. He pointed out that rules on publications and their editors are already in the Student Life constitution and College Reg ulations. Standing Committee Phillips moved that the group recommend that the Student Life committee amend its constitution to add a standing committee on publications. In this motion he also wanted members of the group appointed to draw up duties for the publications committee. Field seconded it. The entire group would have to vote on these duty recommenda tions. The recommendation for the committee and its duties and membership would have to be pass ed by Student Life. Kerley said he thought the com mittee was acting too fast on the matter. He thought it needed more consideration. Lowery and Hen- (See PUBLICATIONS, Page 2) SLC to Decide StudentProfs RelationsNight “Apple Polishing Night” will be recommended Monday night to the Student Life committee. A sub-committee of the SLC met last night and reviewed more than 100 questionnaires. More than 80 per cent of the questionnaires received from the professors were favorable toward this plan which would have pro fessors entertain students in their homes on a certain night set aside next semester. As proposed, the plan would have the professors give their names to the student activities of fice. Students interested in visit ing a professor’s home would go to the office and sign up for the fac ulty member he desires to visit. Final approval of the plan will be up to the Student Life commit tee Monday night at their January meeting. The purpose of this activity is not to limit visiting to just one night during the semester or dur ing a month, but to encourage stu dents and faculty members to get together more often, said Dr. C. W. Landiss, chairman of the stri dent-faculty relations committee. Other members of the committee who met last night at Dr. Landiss’ home were S. A. Kerley, Carroll Phillips, Jerry Bennett and Ed Holder. Press Conference To Hear Bruckhart R. F. Bruckart, associate profes sor of industrial engineering, will present a time and motion study at the fifth annual newspaper me chanical conference here Feb. 20. Bruckart, who has published a number of research reports and articles in the field of work measui’ement and productivity, will apply his studies to the printing in dustry in his talk. About 100 publishers and editors are expected to attend the con ference which is jointly sponsored by the A&M journalism depart ment and the Texas Press as sociation. “The purpose of the meeting is the give publishers a chance to get together and discuss shop practices and ways to obtain more efficient operation at less cost,” said D. E. Newsom of the journalism depart ment, conference director. Also speaking at the conference will be Howard N. King, consultant typographer for the Intertype cor poration. He will discuss the use of type in newspaper make-up and advertisements. CLEAR and COOL Clear to partly cloudy today and tonight with possible fog and driz zle tomorrow. High yesterday 72. Low this morning 41. (Editor’s note: This is the first of series of ten articles ex plaining the draft laws and how they affect men of draft age.) The draft law requires every man registered with a local board to report any change in personal status to his board. ‘Young men have asked us just what changes they should report,” Brig. Gen. Paul L. Wakefield, state draft director, says. “Generally, anything which has a bearing on classification should be imported.” The state director pointed to the following things which should be regarded as change of personal status: 1. Current change of mail ad dress should always be sent to the board. 2. Mannage should be reported at once. 3. All additions to the family must be reported. 4. Any and all deaths in a man’s family should be reported. 5. If a man and wife divorced or thij job they no longer live together, must be reported. 6. Pei’manent change of should be reported. 7. Serious injury or physical de fect should be repoi’ted. • 8. If a man becomes a student in a college or university, this fact should be reported. 9. If a man enters the reserves or national guard, he should ask his commanding officer to notify his board. He should assure himself that it is done. 10. If a man has attempted to volunteer for armed forces service and has been rejected, he should advise his local board. Czech Club Sweetheart Contest Closes Friday The Czech Club’s sweetheart contest ends Friday. Single girls of Czech ancestry from all over the state have sent pictures to the club, said Mel Hol- ubec, Czech club president. Entries received after Friday will be disregarded, said Holubec. The sweetheart will be chosen Jan. 12. DEAR FOLKS—Jerry Estes, junior from Wichita Falls, tries out the Memorial Student Center’s new communications center. Looking- on are clerks Mrs. Eddie Battle and Mrs. Harold Schildknecht. The center is on the MSC’s lower level, and will contain telegraph facilities as well as telephones. Regular Army Open to Engineers Regular ai’my commissions are now open to engineers with a high degree of technical knowledge, said Col. Shelly P. Myers, PMS&T. ‘If they have knowledge criti cally needed for national defense, they may apply whether or not they have previous military ex perience,” Myers said. A master’s or doctor’s degree is normally required, but an ap plicant may substitute a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of acceptable civilian experience. Opportunities are offered specia lists by the chemical corps in 21 fields, corps of engineers in 17 fields, ordnance in 12 fields, quart ermaster in 21 fields, signal coi’ps in 13 fields and rtanspoidation corps in 10 fields. Major engineering fields con cerned are electrical, electronics, civil, automotive, mechanical, chemical, petroleum, industrial and nuclear physics. Applicants must be between the ages of 21 and 27, but those with military experience may apply if they are under the age of 30. Those requiring further informa tion may contact the adjustant, room 209A Military Science build ing, Myers said,