The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 13, 1954, Image 1

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The Battalion
Published By
A&M Students
For 75 Years
Number 215: Volume 53
Price 5 Cents
COMFORTABLE—When developer John L. Tompkins started his Padre Beach resort
area on the south tip of Texas’ Padre Island he didn’t have to worry about hunting a mod
el to point up Padre’s resort charms. He simply called on his daughter, Carolyn.
Here she is enjoying the warm weather on Padre’s white sand. The Gulf of Mexico
is in the background .
A&M Student Gets
Fulbrigid Award
The first Fulbright award to an
A&M student has been granted to
Glenn H. Jung of Rocky Ford, Colo.
The award is a U. S. govern
ment grant permitting a student to
study abroad for one year with all
expenses paid. Dr. Ralph Steen ot
the history department is the local
Fulbright program advisor.
Jung is a graduate student
majoring in oceanography and will
be the first oceanographer from
A&M to carry out a part of study
program abroad. While a graduate
student he has worked as research
assistant, associate in oceano
graphy and as acting assistant
Prior to coming to A&M Jung
Was a research assistant at the
•Massachusetts Institute of Tech-
:&ology, from which he received
S. R. and S. M. degrees in ocean-
ography. He also was a weather of
ficer in the air foi’ce from 1944 to
Jung is a member of the Ameri
can Meteorological society and
Sigma Xi. He has written articles
which were published in the Joui’n-
al of Meteorology and in the Journ
al of Marine Research.
He and his family plan to ar
rive in Oslo, Norway, July 3.
The award makes it possible for
Jung to study in the country where
Council Discusses
Magazine Plans
The Arts and Sciences student
touncil last night decided that it
wanted The Commentator to be a
terious literary type magazine,
lather than a humor magazine.
The Commentator is the official
magazine of the School of Arts
and Sciences, with its editor elected
by the council.
Members of the council said they
wanted the magazine to print ar
ticles “of interest to all students.”
Bob Hendry, editor of The Com
mentator, and Karl Elmquist, man
ager of student publications, were
at the meeting.
Next year’s editor of The Com
mentator will be selected at the
May meeting of the council.
The council also selected three
professors in the School of Arts
and Sciences to receive their fac
ulty appreciation awards.
The names of the three faculty
members will be released at the
May meeting, when they will re
ceive their awards.
Weather Today
Cloudy to partly cloudy with oc
casional thunder showers. Little
change in temperature. High yes
terday 80, Low this morning
most of the early theoretical de
velopment of oceanography and
meteorology took place. Norway
also is the home of several world
authorities in physical ocean
ography. Among them are Dr. H.
U. Sverdrup and Dr. H. Mosby.
Local Stations
Will Hold
Charity Day
The 32 members of the
Brazos Valley Service Station
association, will give 10 per
cent of their total sales to
charity, Tuesday Mary 4, said
John R. Bachus, president of the
The day will be officially desig
nated, Texas Service Station Ap
preciation Day. The purpose of
the day is to help local service or
ganizations in their charitable
work, Bachus said.
The idea for the Appreciation
Day originated in Fort Worth. It
is sponsored by the Texas Service
Station association of which the
Brazos Valley group is a member.
As the customer enters the sta
tion on May 4, he will be given an
opportunity to designate which or
ganization he wishes his purchase
to be credited.
The 10 per cent will apply to all
purchases, including gasoline, oil,
washing, lubrication, tires and ac
cessories, Bachus said. If the sta
tion is too busy to take the custom
er’s car on that day, the customer
may pay for the service and have
the work done within the next six
days. The purchase will still be
credited to the organization of his
All services rendered or ordered
between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. will be
counted in the total.
“We don’t expect to make any
money that day; we just hope to
break even,” Bachus said.
L. H. Courtney is program chair
man for the day.
“We hope to have this type of
program about four times a year,
for the benefit of various chari
ties,” Bachus added.
Aggie Painter
To Speak in MSC
E. M. (Buck) Schiwetz, ’21, na
tionally known painter of Texas
scenes, will give a demonstration
lecture in the fountain room of
the Memorial Student Center at
7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 21.
Schiwetz will lecture on his style
of work and will demonstrate his
techniques in sketching and water
color work.
His trip is sponsored by the
MSC art gallery committee. Jules
Vieux is chairman of the commit
tee and Gary Bourgeouis is in
charge of the arrangements.
Texas oil fields, dusty border
towns, Gulf coast scenes and Loui
siana bayous seem to be Schiwetz’
favorite subjects.
He was recently given the 1954
Non-member Award of the Ameri
can Water Color Society. He has
published a portfolio of his
sketches entitled “Twelve from
Texas” and a brochure, “Texas
Sketchbook,” _ _
TISA Convention
Votes Integration
A resolution favoring racial in
tegration in Texas colleges was
passed by the annual Texas Inter
collegiate Students association con
vention in Dallas last Satuiday.
The vote in favor of the resolu
tion was passed unanimously by
the convention.
Panel discussions were held on
various problems concerning stu
dent government. Students from
the various colleges told how the
problems are handled at their
schools and the groups discussed
ways of improving them.
A&M’s representatives to the
convention wei»e Don Sheffield,
Rodney Heath, Charlie Seely, How
ard Childers, Don Benefield, Frank
Ford, Sonny Tutt, Ide Trotter, Lar
ry Kennedy, and Scotty Parham.
College Awards
Given May 12
An all college Honors Day pro-
gram has been set for May 12 from
10 a. m. to 12.
The program this year will in
clude all the schools of the col
lege and will be held in the new
physical education building, said
G. W. Schlesselman, chairman of
the committee planning the activi
Speaker for the program will be
T. V. Smith, noted philosophy pro
fessor. Details of the program
have not been completed.
“We haven’t had a regular pro
gram in the past,” said Schlessel
man. “We want all the students and
faculty members of the college to
attend this one.”
This program will replace the
individual awards and merits con
vocations of the various schools of
the college, he said.
Smith is now the visiting profes
sor at the University of Texas.
New Publication
Sets May Issue
The English department maza-
zine will be published sometime in
May. * *
This first volume of the MSS
One will contain a story, poem,
descriptive narratives, library criti
cisms, and reviews of books and
essays. It will be 100 pages and in
pocket book form.
Editors for this issue are Guy
Dawson, Ray Gossett, Charles Don
ohue, and William Willis.
Engineering Men
To Be On Panel
Four members of the School of
Engineering have formed a panel
for the annual southwest section
meeting of the American So
ciety for Engineering Education to
be held in Austin April 16-17.
Those on the panel are Lee
Thompson, L. S. O’Bannon and
Norman Abramson. R. H. Fletcher
will introduce the panel.
The subject is “Recognizing De
grees of Student Maturity,” and
will be developed by questions for
panel and audience participation.
Journalist Issue
To Come Out in May
The third issue of the Texas A&M
Journalist will be published about
May 1, said Jerry Wizig, editor.
Included in the bulletin will be
stories about former journalism
students and events of interest to
journalism students and news
Bail Extra
Set Tonight
For Election
The Battalion will publish a
special extra edition tonight
with the class run-off election
The extra will be a mimeo
graphed page and will be
placed in the dormitory boxes
about midnight.
“Since we will not have a
paper tomorrow, we felt the
students would want to know
the results pf the election be
fore they left for the holi
days,” said Harri Baker, co
The announcement of the
appointment of the corps ser
geant major may also be in
the extra, Baker said.
800 Attend
Kiwanis Club
Pancake Meal
More than 800 persons at
tended the pancake supper co
sponsored, by the College Sta-
tion-Bryan Kiwanis clubs at
the Bryan country club Satur
This supper is the fii’st of what
plans to be an annual affair co
sponsored by the Kiwanis chib with
the proceeds going to under-
priviliged children and youth
There was steady line of persons
waiting for their share of pan
cakes the four hours in which the
pancakes were served, said Charles
LaMotte, chairman of ticket sales
of College Station.
The supper went over very
smoothly and everyone had plenty
to. eat, said LaMotte.
It was a .very wonderful ex
perience and we learned mafty new
things, said Wayne Stark, head
chef of the supper.
People who attended both of
College Station and Bryan saw and
met new friends and seemed to
have a good time, said Stark.
I recall many who came by for
second helpings and even a few
who had more than that, said
Mrs. R. M. Sherwood said that
the pancakes served at the sup
per were the best pancakes she had
ever eaten.
Lack of Policing Force
Given as Rule Weakness
The Memorial Student Center council voted last night to
recommend to the academic council that the clause prohibit
ing wearing of fatigues in the MSC be deleted from the col
lege regulations.
Students will be expected to select proper clothing.
In the last business meeting of the year, the council
voted appreciation awards to various persons who contributed
greatly to furthering the functions of the MSC. The awards
wil be presented at the annulal MSC banquet on April 20 in
the MSC ballrpom.
Don Friend resigned his position on the council to enable
him to properly carry out his duties as editor of the 1955
Aggieland. Jules Vieaux was - *”
selected to replace Friend on
the council next year.
Council President John
Samuels announced the nomi
nating committee selections for
committee chairmen nominees. Of
those named, Frank daggers was
appointed chairman of the Music
Committee; Charlie Jordan, camera
committee and Herman Hassell,
great issues chairman.
A motion that permission for the
Aggie Muster to be held on the
MSC grounds was passed with the
observation that the Muster is
closely tied to what the MSC sym
bolizes. Samuels said the MSC
and the Muster are both memorials
to Aggie dead.
Sanmels said the Sex Relations
program of the council was a
complete failure because the com
mittee failed to coordinate the
speaking dates with the publicity.
The three Rue Pinalle shows held
were highly successful, Samuels
said, with two of them being fi
nancial successes.
Members of the council and di
rectorate were urged to buy their
banquet tickets early so that ar
rangements for fhe meal can be
worked out.
Sergeant Major Choiee
May Be Made Today
The appointment of the corps
sergeant major will pi’obably be
made late this afternoon, said Col.
Joe E. Davis, commandant.
If the announcement is made,
The Battalion will publish his name
in its special election extra Wed
nesday, said Harri Baker, Battalion
Four Students
To Receive
The faculty committee on
scholarships has announced
the four winners for this
Those receiving the awards
are Jerry Hosek, Lolan Pullen,
Richard Gentry, Jack Spell.
Hosek received the $500 Krueger
award. The scholarship is given
to a member of the junior class.
Pullen won the $300 Albert D.
Banta senior award. This award
is also given to a junior.
Requirement for these two schol
arships are students who are
working. Their scholastic record,
evidence of leadership, character
and extra-curricula activities are
Gentry was chosen to receive the
$200 Lulie Hughey Land awaixl.
This award is given to a sophomore
majoring in liberal arts and taking
military science. He must have
outstanding qualities of scholar
ship, leadership, and character and
special consideration is given to a
student who has ovei’come difficult
Spell received the $100 Brazos
county A&M Mothers award. This
scholarship is given to a junior
who has a reebrd of outstanding
qualities of leadership and charac
ter with preference given to a resi
dent of Brazos county.
Thompson to Be
New President
Of CS Lions
Herb G. Thompson of the
business administration de
partment has been named
president of the College Sta
tion Lions club for 1954-55.
Elected yesterday at the Lions
club weekly meeting in the Me
morial Student Center, Thompson
will take office officially ,«in July.
Other officers named for next
year are 1st vice-president, John
Milliff; 2nd vice president R. P.
Wood; 3rd vice president D. W.
Hood; secretary, J. J. Skrivanek,
jr.; treasurer, L. E. McCall; Lion
tamer, Leon Gibbs; tail twister, H.
E. Weaver; to the board of di
rectors, Don Young and Howard
Berry. Present directors who will
serve out the rest of their two-
year terms next year are R. C.
Bell and Fred P. Jaggi.
Along with this year’s president,
Lucian Moi’gan, the new president,
first vice president and secretary
will attend the annual district 2-S-3
meeting April 25 and 26 in the
Stephen F. Austin hotel in Austin.
For their speaker at Monday’s
meeting, the Lions heard Dr. J. V.
Irons, director of the state health
department laboi-atories in Austin.
Dr. Irons is on the campus for the
short course in animal diseases be
ing held in the MSC.
Dr. Irons discused the activities
of his office and stressed the pos
sibility of catching psittacosis
(parrot fever) from parakeets and
related birds.
MSC To Be Closed
For Easter Holiday
The Memorial Student Center
will be closed Friday and Satur
day, said J. Wayne Stark, director.
The dining room, coffee shop and
browsing library will be closed
Thursday. The building will b£
reopened at 11 a. m. Sunday. Mon
day the dining room, coffee shop
and the bowling area will be closed.
The regular schedule will be re
sumed Tuesday.
The Aggieland Inn will be closed
from Wednesday to Tuesday.
MSC Making Plans
For TV Installation
News Briefs
The television system is al
most ready to be installed in
the Memorial Student Center.
There will be two 50 foot
masts on top of the new physi
cal education building. Each mast
will have four antennae which are
connected to eight outlets in
the MSC.
The total cost of the antennae
system is $2,500. Of this equipe-
ment, $1,500 has already been
bought. This does not include the
TV sets. Another $1,000 is needed
to complete the antennae system.
Two TV sets have already been
donated. One set was donated by
R. H. Finney, a member of the
board of directors and the other
was donated by the southwest terri
tory of Sears and Roebuck com
The TV sets and antennae are now
on display in the fountain room of
the MSC!
A GROUP of non-military stu
dents met yesterday with Bennie
Zinn, assistant dean of men, to
discuss formation of a non-military
student council. The group plans
another meeting for April 22.
* * *
JOHN H. HANCOCK, ’52, was
recently promoted to first lieuten-
nat while serving with the Korean
military advisory group. A native
of Eastland, he entered the army
in August, 1952.
The MSC TV drive display in the fountain room.
engineering class left Saturday for
its annual field trip. Sixty senior
students and faculty sponsors, Dr.
H. T. Kennedy, J. W. Amyx and
John Pedio, are making the trip.
* * *
TOP SPECIALISTS from schools,
army and civilian research centers
and schools of medicine all over th®
country are on the campus for the
fourth annual conference on Dis
eases in Nature Transmissible to
Man. The conference closes today.
* * *
the Baylor School of Medicine, was
the speaker for the Pre-med and
Pre-dent society banquet Saturday
at Maggie Parker’s dining hall.
* * *
geology department will speak on
“Inclined Fluid Contacts in the
Midcontinent Region” April 14 at
the annual American Association
of Petroleum Geologists convention
in St. Louis.
* * *
LES ROBINSON was elected
vice-president of the Diocese of
Texas Canterbury association at
its annual convention last week
end. The Episcopal student con
vention was held in Austin under
the sponsorship of the UT Canter
bury Club.
* * *
former student, and R. L. Moore
were killed in a plane crash at Ft.
Worth recently. Both men were
currently enrolled in TCU.
Station is being trained as an air
force technician at Warren air force
base, Wyo.
* * *
A. E. CUDLIPP, industrial exe
cutive of Lufkin, will be the prin
cipal speaker at the annual ban
quet of the Business society and
the Marketing society May 10 in
the Memorial Student Centex.