The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 06, 1954, Image 1

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3 COPIES Circulated Daily To 90 Per Cent Of Local Residents j$rik # # w # 7/ie Battalion PUBLISHED DAILY IN THE INTEREST OF A GREATER A&M COLLEGE Published By A&M Students For 75 Years Number 211: Volume 53 COLLEGE STATION (Aggieland), TEXAS, TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 1954 Price 5 Cents Alpha Zeta Holds Initiation Ceremony War Not ^Russia Risks Losing Power The A&M Alpha Zeta chapter held its formal initiation ceremony and elected officers for the coming year last night in the assembly room of the Memorial Student Cen ter. SOPH BEAUTY—Miss Patsy Carter, chosen Sophomore Class sweetheart at their ball Saturday night, stands with sophomore president Frank Waddel. Miss Carter’s date was John Schueneman. Scouts Attend Weekend Stay At Bryan AFB Fifteen scouts from College Station atended an explorer encampment at Bryan air force base Friday and Satur day. The purpose of the encampment was to become familiar with the air force and its facilities and to in crease explorer scout activity in this district. The scouts were given instimction in weather observation, the link trainer and base operations. Jet plane controlling and “sur- vivaP films were also shown to the group. The air froce made a very fine showing as hosts, said R. H. Fletcher, mechanical engineering department, commissioner for this scouting district. National honorary agricultural fraternity, Alpha Zeta also selected the outstanding freshman in the School of Agriculture. The selec tion will be announced at the spring banquet May 3. Dr. R. E. Leighton of the dairy husbandry department and member of Alpha Zeta spoke at the cere mony. The officers for the coming year are Feholin E. Tutt, chancellor; Page W. Morgan, censor; Frank Ford, scribe; Samuel D. McAnally, treasurer; Muray H. Milford, chronicler. The new initiates are as follows: Murray Brown, Luther Bird, Jesse Fletcher, Garlyn Hoffman, Don Huss, Emer Nard, W. S. Blair, W. S. Domes, J. W. Gossett, Wid Crawford, W. T. Berry. Billy Welch, James Wendland, Gus Cain, Ted Cranford, Milton Crenwelge, J. W. Dewbre, Clifford Hobbs, Dan Timmermann, John De- Wald, Tadlock Leifeste, Eugene Bockholt, Max Faulkner, Sehon Warneke, Charles Bouse, John Harlan. Albert Jenkins, Edward Joyce, Theo Lindig, Billy Oglesby, Cai-roll Pearson, Sam McAnally, Billy Goldsmith, George Munns, Morris Bailey, Caidton Ranney, Richard Saunders, Eugene Rozacky, Don Cummins, Robert Landrum, Mark Nash, Earl Robison. WASHINGTON, April SUP)—President Eisenhower said last night as long as Russia knows this country can retaliate the men in the Kremlin won’t lightly start a war. Whenever the men in the Kremlin start a war, he said, “they run the risk of losing” their power. “We’re not going to start a war,” the President declared, regardless of this country’s advantage in atomic weapons. And as long as they know we can retaliate, Eisenhower said, war is not a course the Russians would embark on lightly. Yet, “they might do this, in a fit of madness or a desper ation” and this nation must be vigilant. Asserting the Russians have satellites, the President Duncan Gels Ring Back William Duncan, ’40 end coach of the 1953 football squad, lost his senior ring and had it returned to him. Duncan lost his ring in December, 1945, on Lake Kemp, 65 miles north west of Wichita Falls while duck hunting. L. S. Reppond of Vernon, Texas found it near the edge of the water while fishing Wednesday. Reppond got Dick Hervey in touch with secretary of former students, who in turn passed the ring on to Duncan. Vanity Fair Announces Six 1954 Winners Six winners have been se lected for the Vanity Fair sec tion of the 1954 Aggieland. Allan Hohlt and B. C. (Dutch) Dutcher, eo - editors of the Aggieland said that the winners are Valorie Goodall sub mitted by Ned Granger of Waco; Norma Jean Crow, submitted by Pete Steinman of San Antonio; Sue Liles, submitted by Marion Baugh of Brownwood. Elaine Rogers, submitted by Gordon Hrabal of Houston; Linda Hammann, submitted by Bob Willi ford of Denison; Ann Jordan sub mitted by James Roberts of Winns- boro. Runner-up were June Keith, sub mitted by Burt Holdsworth; Molly Sheffield, submitted by William Bolmanski; Dana Furr, submitted by Paul Roper; Claudette Brad shaw submitted by Tom Ski*a- banek; Annette Dwyer, submitted by Mark Munster; and Joan Roth, submitted by Bob Roth. The winners will be presented at Ihe Senior Ring Dance. News Briefs Morgan Discusses Army Instruction President David H. Morgan is in San Antonio today to discuss military instruction with Lt. Gen. Issac D. White, commanding gen eral of the fourth army. They will discuss the merits of the branch method of instruction, used here now, and the branch general method, in which all stu dents take the same coui'se. Morgan will return tomorrow. Weather Today PAUL TRICK, chief probation officer of Harris county, R. D. Schoenbncher, assistant chief, and Stewart Smith, State Youth De velopment council will speak to the Council of Social Agencies at 7:30 tonight in the district courtroom. * ' * * THE BUSINESS ADMINISTRA- tion Wives will hold an organi zational meeting at 8 p. m. to night in the south solarium of the YMCA. * * * THE FOURTH ANNUAL con ference on Diseases in Nature That Are Transmissible to Man will be held April 12, 13 in the Memorial Student Center. * * * THERE WILL BE a joint meet ing at 7:30 tonight of the Heating and Ventilating Engineers, the American Foundi’y society, the So ciety of Automotive Engineers, and the Society of Mechanical Engi neers. The speaker will be from Minneapolis Honeywell company. DURING MARCH, 2,450 visitors were on the campus. From June 1, 1953 to April 1, 13,728 persons at tended short courses here. * * * GEORGE M. CUSICK jr., ’53, and Richard R. Phelps, ’53, have been graduated from the Naval Offic6i - s Candidate school at New port, R. I. * * * A CONFERENCE for Protective Relay Engineers will be held here April 26-28 in the Memorial Stu dent Center. About 200 persons are expected to attend. * * * WILLIAM A. McSPADDEN, ’52, has been promoted to first lieu tenant. He entered the army in Febi-uary, 1952, and was assigned battery commander. * * * N. M. RANDOLPH extension entomologist, has just returned from a series of meetings in south Texas. These meeting were held PARTLY CLOUDY Continued south, southeast winds. Partly cloudy this afternoon. High yesterday, 85. Low this morning 58. with county agents, asst, county agents, and home demonstration agents in district 10. * * * THE RESULTS of the federal inspection will not be announced until the official results are sent here by mail. The inspection was last Wednesday and Thursday. ROY GOUGH, assistant state conservationist from Temple, will be guest speaker at the Range and Forestry club meeting tonight at 7:30 in the seminar room, se cond floor of the Agricultural Engineering building. * * * DR. J. P. ABBOTT, dean of the college, and John W. Hill, di rector, workmen’s compensation in surance, served as panel member and leader at the 15th annual Tex as Safety conference and Gover nor’s Highway conference, held in Dallas this week. Military Officials Now Touring East A&M’s top three military men ai’e now on a tour of military col leges in the East. Col. Joe Davis, commandant; Col. John A. Wav, PAS&T; and Col. Shelley P. Myers, PMS&T, will visit four all-military colleges, in cluding West Point, the military academy. “This is just for our infor mation,” said President David H. Morgan. “It does not necessarily mean that A&M will try to pat tern itself after these schools.” The three men will return Thurs day. M Allen, Brown Elected To Board Henry L. Allen and E. E. Brown were re-elected to a three year term on the A&M Consolidated School Board Saturday. Unopposed, both Allen and Brown received 98 votes, all that wei’e cast in the election. They are both former students of A&M Consolidated high school. R. E. Leighton, also unopposed, was re-elected to the Bsazos county School Board. Jensen To Lecture This Week in Mexico Dr. Fred W. Jensem, head of the Chemistry Department, will give a series of lectures and hold con ferences in Mexico. He left Monday for Monterrey for four days at the Institute Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. He will give a series of lectures and hold conferences at the Uni- versidad de Nuevo Leon. The lectures and conferences will be on Jensen’s research work in the fields of high frequency methods of analysis and of the application of microwaves to chemical problems and also on the problem of pollution. Jensen has been invited to speak at the Monterrey Rotary club luncheon Wednesday. He has also been asked to preside at a dinner at the Casino for the organization of a former students club at Mon terrey. The initial plans for the visit were made by P. S. Montemayor jr., who is an A&M graduate. Jensen will be accompanied by his wife and return at the end of the week. Class Elections Being Held Today Student elections are being held today from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center. Offices that are up for election are president, vice president, treas urer, secretary and social secreta ry- others are parliamentarian, ser geant-at-arms, entertainment man ager, yell leader, and MSC council. Journalism Class To Begin Program News broadcasts by the radio news writing class begin at 7:30 a. m. April 12 over WTAW. A 15 minute campus and local news program will be prepared and broadcast each day except Sunday. “Each day the task will be placed in the hands of two of the 16 class member's,” said H. O. Miller, in structor of the class. News will be obtained from such sources as the Battalion and local listeners who write WTAW. The news will cover the immediate trade area of College Station and Bryan. “The purpose of this program is to prepare men for writing and organizing news for radio broad casting”, said Miller. He said the listeners should not expect the men to be as good as professional broadcasters because they have had little or no previous experience, and they are more con cerned with writing the news than presenting it to the listeners. said that kind of system, in a war of exhaustion, could be ‘a very great source of weak ness.” He recalled that Napoleon’s satellites began to desert when France became involved in war, and added: ‘All of these things are deter rents upon the men in the Krem lin. They are factors which make war less likely.” In a “let’s be calm” talk to the nation by radio and TV, Eisen hower also talked about what he described as “the fear of depres sion and the loss of jobs.” Unemployment figures, he said, show “every sign of leveling off,” but the government “is ready to act whenever necessary” to head off any big downturn. The government stands ready to fight depression by public con struction, further lowering of taxes, and increasing the spending of money in many ways, the Presi dent promised. But the government “does not intend to go into any slambang spending of money” unless it is necessary, he declared. Turning to Communist penetra tion into American institutions— government, schools and others— Eisenhower said while there are only some 25,000 known Commu nists, the Communists still are dangerous. The President said he wouldn’t detail what the FBI is doing to ride herd on Communists — he’d leave that to Atty. Gen. Brownell in an address Friday night. Eisenhower said “the great mass” of people in government are certainly not Communists but are just as dedicated “as you and I” to American ideals. Civil Liberties Discussed As for protecting civil liberties while combating the Reds, the chief executive said, “I admit that there can be very grave offenses committeed against” an inoffensive citizen who is falsely accused. But he declared public opinion will correct any “real violence” to reputations. - Eisenhower also discussed for eign nations now threatened by communism. Some of these, he said, are important to the security of the United States. “We do not believe that any na tion, no matter how great, has the right to take another nation and submit it to its rule,” Eisenhower said. The President continued that Americans must never make the mistake of regarding their allies overseas as “tools” rather than as friends. Speaking earnestly and more rapidly, the President declared the nations of the world must band to gether and, in cooperative spirit, I'esist the encroachments of com munism. He opened his address by dwell ing on the strong points of the United States. It is the most pow erful nation on earth, he said, its (See EISENHOWER, Page 2) Council Leaves Students Out For Next Year The athletic council will start work next fall without student representatives for the first time since its begin ning. The new council origanization cuts the number of members from . 11 to five. All five councilmen will be faculty members. The old coun cil included seven faculty members, two former students, and two stu dents. W. L. Penberthy, dean of men, has been chairman the past two years. “This new athletic council will be a more workable group,” said President David H. Morgan, and since the faculty is directly re sponsible for the actions of the council, only faculty members have been included.” The duties of the athletic coun cil deal with A&M’s participation in intercollegiate sports. Some of the duties of the council include approving sport schedules, award ing letters on advice of the coaches, j approving the budget of the ath- \ letic department, and looking after the physical education plant. “There have been no changes in the duties of the organization,” said Morgan. The board of directors will ap point members to the athletic coun cil at its meeting May 1. THIS MUST BE HIM—Ray LaCour shows Herb Cabla how to get to know the coaching staff. The know-your-coaches electrical board is located in the MSC near the Fountain Room and a correct identification of a picture flashes a blue light. An error in selection gives a buzzo. Circle K Club Planned Here For Students The organizing of a Circle K club at A&M was the main discussion at the pre-organi zation meeting in Memorial Student Center Friday. Tommy Hendrick, sophomore prepatory law major from Odessa, and Ernest Golub, junior insurance major from Houston, were appoint ed co-chairmen of the organization. The Circle K club is a service club dedicated to the bettering and helping of A&M, College Station and Bryan, said Hendrick. Fourteen persons were present aft the meeting and _ they discussed considering A&M as a site for a club. These same persons will be the guest of the Kiwanians at their weekly meeting in the Memorial Student Center today. The next meeting will be in room 2—C of the MSC Friday. J. B. Longley, chairman of the Circle K and Key club committee, and Walter Manning were present to answer questions from the stu dents. Mayor,Council men Election Today Elections for mayor and three city councilmen of College Station are being held today. Mayor Ernest Langford, city councilmen Joe Sorrells, A. P. Boyett and Marion Pugh are run ning for re-election. Langford is completing his twelfth year as mayor of College Station. Pugh is councilman for ward one, Southside district; Sorrells is councilman for ward two, College Hills district; and Boyett is coun cilman for ward three, Northside. The election is being held at the College Station city hall. Junior Class Plans Aggie Pennant Sale The junior class will sell Aggie pennants as a class fund-raising project, said Jerry Ramsey, class president. The sales will be handled through first sergeants and Sgt. majors. Samples of the pennants will be received after Easter and orders may be placed at that time. The pennants wjll be two piece felt, 15 inches by 40 inches and will cost $3.50. Normally they would cost $6.50 if bought from a retail dealer, said Ramsey. The pennants may be purchased with whatever class number is de sired on them, he said. Committee chairman for the sale is Wallace Evesberg. New Jet Trainer To Be Shown Soon A new jet trainer will be shown at Bryan Air Force Base soon. The trainer is an experimental plane designed by Lockeed Air craft corps, and will replace the T-33 jet trainer now being used by training bases. The plane is similar to the T-33, but has maximum speed of over 600 mph. It has an adjustable rear seat so the instructor can see over the student and observe his re actions in actual flight. ^