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For 75 Years
Number 195: Volume 53
Price Five Cents
Singing Cade Is W\ill
Present Program
A&M’s Singing Cadets will pre
sent their Spring Concert in Guion
Hall at 2:.‘i0 p.m. Sunday March 7.
Under the direction of Bill Turner
the cadets will present a program
of classical and popular choral lit
The cadets program is designed
to present a cross-section of choral
music. The first group will be
Plans Set For
Military Ball
This Weekend
Texas A&M College’s annual
Military Weekend will be Friday
and Saturday, with two full days
of activities planned.
Honor guest for the weekend
■will be General Matthew B. Ridge
way, army chief of staff. Other
distinguished guests will be Olin
E. Teague, sixth district congress
man from Bryan, and Clark Fish
er, congressman from San An
Also on the guest list are mem
bers of General Ridgeway’s party
from Washington, and military of
ficials from all over Texas.
Ridgeway’s party will arrive at
Bryan Air Force Base at 6:45 Fri
day. They will come to the cam-
pus to be met by a Ross Volun
teer honor guard at the Memorial
Student Center.
Scheduled for Friday night are
the world premiei - e of the film
“We Are the Aggies,” the Combat
Ball, and the MSC’s Cafe Rue Pi-
The president will have a dinner
for the guests Friday night.
A Corps Review for the guests
will be Saturday morning at 10:45.
After that will be a luncheon giv
en by the Corps Commando-, a
tea given by the president, arid
the Military Ball Saturday night.
Tony Pastor will play for the Mili
tary Ball and for a concert in
Guion Hall before the dance.
Blood Center
Pays Second Visit
The Regional Blood Center of
the American Red Cross paid its
second visit, of this school year, to
the campus Tuesday, March 2,
1954. A total of 296 pints of
blood was drawn from students
which all went for defense. This
is the most that has ever been
rollected in any one day in this
The Dean of Men wishes to ex
press his personal appreciation to
all the students who participated
in the drive this year and to Ca
det Colonel William M. Reed who
so ably served as Student Blood
Drive Chairman. Special thanks
also go to Mrs. C. C. Doak and the
ladies of the Volunteer Services.
The American National Red
Cross Blood Program Headquarters
presented to the A&M College of
Texas a Certificate of Apprecia
tion for Outstanding Cooperation
with their organization. This cer
tificate s to be framed and hung
in a suitable place at the College.
composed of “Now Let Every
Tongure Adore Thee” (Bach),
“Glory and Honor are Before Him”
(from the cantata “Blessing, Hon-
or and Wisdom”) (Bach), “Cruci-
fixus” (Lotti), and “Christ the
Lord Has Risen.”
The second group is a mixture
of spirituals and a familiar sacred
hymn arranged by Ryder: “A
Mighty Fortress is Our God”
(Luther), “Deep River,” “Soon Ah
Will Be* Done” (Dawson) and
“There is a Balm in Gilead” (spir
The third group is composed of:
“Ain-a That Good News” (spirit
ual), “Song of the Jolly Roger”
(sea chantey) and “Ain’t it a
Shame” (novelty song).
The fourth group will consist of
two songs from the campus of
A&M: “Twelfth Man” (Munner-
lyn) and “I’d Rather Be a Texas
Aggie” (Littlejohn). Others to be
included are: “I Believe,” “There’s
Nothing Like a Dame” and “Any
where I Wander.”
Featured soloists will be: David
Mitchell, pianist; Lamar Ashley,
tenor; Jimmy Harrison, baritone;
Martin Burkhead, bass; H. D. Max
well, tenor, and John Brannen,
Officers of the cadets this year
ai - e: Bill Wiseman, President;
Hollie Briscoe, Vice - president;
Gene King, Business manager; La
mar Ashley, Reporter-historian;
and Harry Scott, librarian.
SINGING CADETS—The A&M Singing- CacUts will present a concert Sunday afternoon
in Guion hall. The cadets' are led by Bill Turner.
Republicans Again Try To
Patch “Family Difference”
Allen Chosen
As New Head
For Economics
Subject to Confirmation by the
Hoard of Directors Dr. Clark L.
Allen has been appointed the new
Head of the Department of Eco
nomics, succeeding W. H. Dela-
plane who was named Dean of
Arts and Sciences last September.
Dr. Allen has been Chairman of
the Economics Department at Flo
rida State University sirice 1949.
Prior to that time he served as
Associate Professor of Economics
at Northwestern University, as
Professor of Economics at Duke
University, and for several years
taught in high schools in Illinois.
During the war he was regional
economist for the OPA in Atlanta
for one year and was in the Fi
nance Department of the U. S.
Army for two years.
Dr. Allen is a native of Mis-
souri, is 43 years of age and mar
ried. He obtained the bachelor’s
degree from McKendree College in
Illinois in 1932, the master’s de
gree from Washington University
in St. Louis in 1938, and the Ph.D.
degree from Duke University in
1942. He has published many
articles on economics in profession
al journals and is a co-author of
Problems for Economic Analysis,
published by Prentice-Hall in 1948.
He is also co-author of Problems
in Price Theory and of The ABC’s
of Economic Analysis, both of
which vyill be published this year.
Dr. Allen is expected to assume
his new position here July 16.
can National Chairman Leonard W.
Hall sought to 'step into the breach
between President Eisenhower and
Sen. McCarthy R-Wis. today by
discounting the GOP’s “family dif
McCarthy himself, soon after he
rejected presidential criticism in
a crackling statement of his own,
said in an interview, “I have no
fight with Eesenhower at all. . .
I hope the issuing of statements
back and forth will drop here.”
Eisenhowei’, without naming
McCarthy in a long statement
clearly aimed at him, spoke out
yesterday against “disregard of
fair play.” McCarthy fired back
that the President and he “appar
ently disagree only bn how we
should handle those who protect
Hall, who had anticipated the
Pi'esident in publicly taking issue
with McCarthy’s investigative
methods, said in a speech pre
pared for a New York luncheon
of the National Republican Club
that “we are not a divided party.”
“Our opposition, naturally, has
made much of the party’s ‘family
differences’ during the past
weeks,” he said. “They would
have you believe that we Repub
licans have split irrevocably over
a problem involving personalities.
“That’s nonsense, of course. On
many issues there are degrees of
opinion, emphasis and approach
. . . In a vital matter like com
batting the endless dangers of
communism, both on the home
front and at the council tables
abroad, we are in earnest accord.”
Despite Hall’s prediction that
the Republicans are going to dis
play “team spirit,” there wasn’t
too much evidence of unity in par
ty reaction to the exchange of
stathmehts v yesterday by Eisen
hower and McCarthy.
The Senate Republican Policy
Committee gave no evidence, aft
er a closed meeting yesterday,
of any material progress toward
agreement on a code of ethics for
conducting hearings.
McCarthy, one of those present,
made it clear he intends to pro-
March 3, 1954
General Memorandum No. 54-4
To: Deans and Heads of Departments
Subject: World Day of Prayer
The College and the System offices housed on the A. & M.
campus will join with College Station in recognizing Friday,
March 5, as “The World Day of Prayer.’’ At 10:00 a.m.
there will be one minute of silence as all of us unite with
people throughout the country and in over 3 00 countries
around the world in observation of this World Day of Prayer.
Beginning at 9:50 am, hymns will be played over the
public address system of the Memorial Student Center. Start
ing shortly before 10:00 am, the College whistle will blow
until 10:00 am. At 10:01 am, the whistle will again blow
signifying the end of the minute of silence.
Please call this to the attention of the members of your
staff so that proper observation can be given in the 10
o’clock classes. All activity on the campus will cease for this
moment. It is suggested for classes meeting at this time that
everyone stand with head bowed for the quiet period.
David H. Morgan
Still Aboard
Man Without Country Still At Sea
Seaman sailed from Baltimore to
day wath Charles Slanina, 56-year-
old Austrian-born seaman, still
aboard after a last desperate at
tempt to re-enter the United States.
Without a country he wants to
call home, Slanina finds himself
flapped in a maze of immigration
laws, changing political boundaries
and costly mistakes dating back
more than three decades.
Federal Judge W. Calvin Chest
nut yesterday rejected Slanina’s
request that he be allowed to
leave the • American ship for ex
tensive medical treatment here
after doctors at the Public Health
Service hospital found nothing of
an emergency nature wrong with
The sturdily built seaman admit-
tod it was a desperate attempt to
be readmitted to the land he has
called home for 30 years.
He dejectedly told his story last
night over a cup of coffee in the
small messroom of the Trojan Sea
It all started with a mistake.
“a bad mistake I made,” he said.
“I came over here in 1922 from
Czechoslovakia and jumped ship.
I worked as a machinist in New
York for a long time before I
took out my first naturalization
“But I was scared. Scared to
get my second papers and try to
become a citizen because I thought
I might get deported.
“So, I did nothing. Now, look
where I am.”
Slanina, born in a part of Aus
tria that later became a section of
Czechoslovakia, fought with the
Austrian army in World War I.
He deserted to join the anti-Bol
shevik Czechoslovak Legion, which
was caught up in the Russian Rev
olution. He ended up in Vladivos
In 1920, he returned to his home
land, was a minor government of
ficial for a time and two years
later shipped to America as a
pierchant seaman.
He returned to the sea in 1942,
when merchant fceamen were need
ed in the World War II effort be
cause, “it was sort of a patriotic
thing,” he said.
With a passport renewable each
year from the Czech consulate in
New York, Slanina said he was
told he could get his citizenship
if he spent five years actual sail
ing time on American ships.
All went well until the postwar
rise of a Red government in
Czechoslovakia. The consulate
which issued his papers was closed
and the passport became invalid.
American immigration officials
told Slanina he still had seven
months sailing time to go before
he could become a candidate for
He got a temporary document,
“in lieu of passport” and in early
December 1952 shipped out with j
the Trojan Seaman.
Then the McCarran immigra- ;
tion laws became effective, and j
Slanina, without a valid visa or ;
passport, was refused re-entry. ;
He’s been aboard the Trojan Sea
man ever since, “14 long months,”
he said.
He tried in vain to get a visa J
from U.S. consuls in Pakistan and
India last December but was turned
“So, here I am,” he said with
a shrug.
“I got no place to go. I don’t
know where to go. Any country I
go to they are going to take me
to the station house.”
“I don’t want to go to Czecho
slovakia. No place else will take
The owners of the Trojan Sea
man, already fined $1,000 for dock
ing here with Slanina aboard, have
tried to pay him off and let him
go. They are subject to an addi
tional $1,000 fine every time the
ship docks in America with Slanina
Slanina admits he probably will
have to leave the vessel when it
arrives in Spanish Morocco in a
few weeks. From there he will
probably go to Tangier, an inter
national port, “and hope I get a
visa to somewhere—Nassua, where
my wife is, Yugoslavia, anywhere.
“I guess it doesn’t matter,” he
sighed. “It seems I always travel
the wrong connection,”
ceed as he has in the past despite
anything Eisenhower or the Presi
dent’s friends might say about his
“I’d hate to think the day would
come when a president is expect
ed to agree with every senator,
and every senator to agree with
the President on everything,” Mc
Carthy said.
“There is no reason on earth
why any Republican and I should
be arguing on this Communist is
sue. I think Eisenhower feels as
strongly about fulfilling his cam
paign promises to get the Com
munists out of government as I
Secretary of Defense Wilson
wrote Chairman Saltqnstab R-
Mass of the^'Senate Ar'ined Serv
ices Committee yesterday there is
“an immediate and pressing need”
to clarify laws which have per
mitted Communists and other un
desirables to enter the armed
Sen. Ferguteon of Michigan, head
of the GOP policy group, told re
porters he- thought the President’s
statement “indicated he was not
entirely satisfied with the meth
ods” used by McCarthy.
Ferguson said he wouldn’t have
handled in the same way McCar
thy did the questioning of Brig.
Gen. Ralph W. Zwicker, who said
he carried out orders to give an
honorable discharge to Maj. liv
ing Peress. Peress had refused to
answer questions about possible
Communist connections. McCarthy
conducting an investigations sub
committee hearing, told Zwicker
among other things that he should
be removed from command.
Ike Backs Stevens
Eisenhower yesterday backed up
Army Secretary Stevens, who had
accused McCarthy of abusing
Zwicker. The President said in an
800-word * 1 statement read to a
White House news conference that
no subordinate of the executive
branch was going to be called
upon to “submit to any kind of
personal humiliation when testify
ing before congressional commit
tees or elsewhere.
The President didn’t name Mc
Carthy but the senator didn’t mince
words in answering back.
“When the shouting and the
tumult dies,” he said, “the Amer
ican people and the President will
realize that this unprecedented
mud-slinging against the commit
tee by left-wing elements of . press
and radio was caused because an
other Fifth Amendment Commu
nist in government was finally
dug out of the dark recesses and
exposed to public view.”
Eisenhower acknowledged the
I Army had made “serious errors”
| in promoting and giving an honor-
j able dischaige to Peress. But he
termed the military services
“completely loyal” and put in a
j special tribute to Zwicker.
McCarthy said:
“If a stupid, arrogant or witless
man in a position of power ap-
[ pears before our committee and
I is found aiding the Communist
j party, he will be exposed. The
fact that he might be a general
| places him in no special class as
j far as I am concerned.”
The Wisconsin senator added:
“Apparently the President and !
I now agree on the necessity of I
I getting rid of Communists. We |
j apparently disagree only on how j
| we should handle those who pro
tect Communists.”
Later he struck the “now” from
: this sentence, saying it was being j
| misinterpreted.
Special Election Set
For Bait Editors
A special election of acting-edi
tors for The Battalion will be held
March 17 it was decided at a meet
ing of the Student Life Committee
Tuesday afternoon in the Social
Room of the MSC.
Requirements for candidates are
certification by the manager of
Student Publications, academic
junior or better and a grade point
ratio of 1.0.
Karl Elmquist, manager of Stu
dent Publications, asked the com
mittee to review the qualifications
of the candidates before the spe-
Changes Clear
Publication Dept.
Definition of the position of
Carl Jobe as assistant manager of
student publications was announc
ed today by Karl Elmquist, new
Instead of being concerned only
with advertising and business mat
ters, Jobe will deal also with all
other aspects of student publica
tions as hitherto, the manager
“I have complete confidence in
Jobe,” Elmquist stated.
No change in Jobe’s salary has
been made as a result of the recent
World Premier
Of Aggie Film
Friday Night
The World Premier of “We Are
the Aggies” will be held tomorrow
night in Guion Hall. “We Are the
Aggies” is a 30-minute movie in
color arid sound of the Aggies at
work and at play.
Four showings of the movie will
be held; at 7:15, 8:15, 9:00, and
9:45 p.m. Tickets are 25c a per
son and may be purchased at Stu
dent Activities Office or at the
door. They will be on sale in the
MSC tomorrow.
The 12th Man Scholarship will
receive the proceeds from the
Premier. This fund provides four
years of college education to some
student who otherwise would not
be able to attend college.
The Premier is modeled after
Hollywood openings. Honor guests
will arrive in “shiny” cars, begin
ning at 6:45. Spotlights outside
of Guion Hall will give notice of
the Premier and inside, those per
sons who played a large part in
the making of the film will be
introduced to the audience.
The setting of the movie is the
A&M campus and the “cast” is
the student body. The movie was
pi-oduced under the sponsorship of
the Office of Student Activities
and financed by the A&M Moth
ers’ Clubs of Texas and the Col
lege Exchange Store.
Harry L. Kidd of the Depart
ment of English, wrote the script
for the film. The photography
was by Howard Berry, Director
of the Photographic and Visual
Aids Laboratory of the college.
The film will be available for
showing to high schools, civic
clubs, mothers’ clubs, and former
student groups throughout the na
tion, said C. G. White, Director of
Student Activities. “We have al-
I'eady received several requests for
the film,” White said.
Weather Today
cial eletcion in order to have the
approval of the committee as a
The first motion of the meeting
was made by Dr. Carl Landiss,
Chairman of the Sub-Committee on
Publications and Yell Leaders. The
motion was for the acceptance of
the Sub-Committees recommenda
tion for the special election. The
proposal was accepted with the ex
ception of changing the grade
point i - atio requirements from 1.25
to 1.0.
The committee, chaired by Joe
Sorrels, next accepted the advise
of W. D. (Pete) Hardesty, advisor
for the student election commis
sion, for filing dates. The dates
decided were March 8-9-10 for fil
ing and March 17 for the Special
It was also decided that the elec
tion would be for both military and
non-military if there were filings
for both positions otherwise it
would be for co-editors on a
straight plurality basis.
Another meeting was called for
on March 15 n order to review the
candidates with the Manager of
Student Publications.
Dr. R. D. Turk of the Veterinary
Medicine department attended the
meeting for the first time as a
member replacing Mr. E. V. Wal
ton who had been unable to attend
most of the meetings.
Others attending were Mr. T. W.
Leland and Mis. D. D. Burchard
who attended as observers from the
Faculty committee.
All votes in the meeting wei'e
unanimous and the only discoid
was in the moments of parliamen
tary confusion.
MSC Wing
Is Proposed
Senior Gift
Creating a fund for the construc
tion of the first new wing to the
Memorial Student Center is one
of four gift sugestions that have
been received by the senior class
gift committee.
Committee Chairman C. E.
“Chuck” Fenner set March 17, as
deadline for turning in sugges
tions. The senior class will v®to
on the gift March 22, at a class
Other gifts include a $2,000 in
terest free loan fund, three voting-
machines that will cost about $1,-
500, and a $2,000 memorial at the
east gate.
The new wing to the MSC if
constructed, will be called the Ko
rean Memorial Wing. A plaque
would be placed in a prominent po
sition in the wing reading, “This
Korean Memorial Wing was initi
ally started by a gift from the
class of 1954”.
A loan fund to be handled by
the student loan office in Goodwin
hall, is one suggestion. The loan
fund has been broke several times
this year. An additional $2,000
would allow many more students a
Three voting machines could
handle any election here giving-
immediate results of the election,
no error in ballot, complete sec
recy of balloting, the machines
could be purchased immediately,
and put into operation at the date
of purchase.
The three machines will cost
about $500 each an dthe company
will service the machines free. A
salesman will teach anyone how
to work the machines.
The class of 1953 has given
money for one east gate memorial
and funds are still lacking for the
construction of a complimentary
marker. The memorial has been
approved for construction and the
cost will be about $2,000.
Construction on the two memor
ials would begin before school is
out this spring.
Any other gift suggestions can
be given to Fenner or any mem
ber of the gift committee. Mem-
bei-s are Gene Kilgore, Carroll
Phillips, Jim Dutton, Kyle Gruen,
John Samuels, Stan Baker, Bill
Utzman, and Bob Manner.
Cloudy and cool today and to
night. Rain and
High yesterday 1
morning 36.
New Switchboard
In Walton Hall
Switchboards in the guard rooms
of dormitory 12 and Walton hall
have been replaced by two now
The new switchboards have hand
sets instead of ear-phones.
The 12 line switchboards, in
fog tomorrow, j stalled Feb. 16, connect the bat-
!. Low this talion commanding officers and th*
regimental and corps staff.