The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 15, 1954, Image 1

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Circulated Daily To 90 Per Cent Of Local Residents Number 216: Volume 53 PUBLISHED DAILY IN THE INTEREST OF A GREATER A&M COLLEGE on COLLEGE STATION (Aggieland), TEXAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1954 Published By A&M Students For 75 Years Price 5 Cents EASTER TIME is never complete without kids, eggs and rabbits. Here the photographer has found all three. They are Carolyn and Lyn Besch, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Besch. Roy Gaul Wins Paper Contest Held By ASCE Roy D. Gaul, senior civil engi neering major from Mineral Wells, won the annual student paper con test held in connection with the semi-annual meeting of the Texas section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, in Midland, April 8-10. Schools represented in the con test were Rice, University of Hous ton, University of Texas, Southern Methodist university, Texas Tech, and A&M. John Mackin, senior civil engi neering major from Corpus Christi, co-operated with Gaul on the pa per. They worked on the project for about six months. Subject of the paper was de veloping a new method of determ ining frictional head loss in pipes. This question arose last semester while Caul and Mackin were tak ing a course under Dr. H. J. Miles who is in charge of teaching and research in hydraulic engineering in the civil engineering depart ment. Gaul won a $25 award presented to him by Dean D. V. Terrell, na tional president of the ASCE and dean of the school of engineering at Kentucky university. Dean Ter rell was also guest speaker at the meeting. Cummings, Greer, DeCluitt Win Spots Pay Raise Will Benefit Over 2,300 Employees of A&M PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, on April 16, 1954, Christians everywhere will observe that day, it being Good Friday; and, WHEREAS, we are in the Lenten Season and we, as Christians, should honor our Lord Jesus on this day, it be ing the day that our Blessed Saviour died on the Cross for us and the remission of sins of mankind; and, WHEREAS, the least that we can do on this day is to go to church and bow our heads in player in humility for the sacrifice that the Lord Jesus made for us, and by our acts show that we have not forgotten His sacrifice: NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ernest Langford, Mayor of the City of College Station, in the State of Texas, do hereby proclaim the hours from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 p.m. on Good Friday, April 16, 1954, to be observed by the people of the City of College Station as hours of prayer and meditation, and urge every citizen in this City to attend the church of his choice during this period of time; and I further urge that all business houses in this City cease their operations knd close during this period. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name officially and caused the seal of the City of College Station, in the State of Texas, to be affixed, this 15th. day of April, 1954. (Signed) Ernest Langford, Mayor (Seal) City of College Station, College Station, Texas News Briefs Group Plans To Wage Fight On Brucellosis A state-wide Brucellosis Com mittee will be formed as a result of action at Texas A. & M. College April 14. More than 135 persons from all parts of the state approved a res olution to form the committee. The resolution: “Whereas: the disease of brucel losis in our livestock constitutes a menace to human health and to the economy of the dairy and livestock industry of Texas and “Whereas: the eradication of this disease is dependent on the devel opment of an effective state plan for its systematic control and eventual eradication and the enact ment of legislation to effectuate and finance such a plan, and “Whereas: these objectives can | best be accomplished through the | organized and concerted efforts of a group of interested citizens. “Therefore: be it resolved (1) that the group here assembled go on record as favoring the develop ment of a state-wide program for the control and eradication of this disease; (2) that a representative state-wide Brucellosis Committee be appointed composed of dairy, poultry and livestock producers, farmers, veterinarians, public ani mal and human health officials, and other interested individuals to develop and promote such a plan; (3) that we pledge our whole hearted cooperation and support to this committee and (4) that we will endeavor, individually and col lectively, to secure the cooperation and support of all dairy, poultry, and livestock organizations, indi vidual producers and the public generally, in this effort to control and eradicate this disease. Unani mously adopted at College Station, Texas, this -4th day of April 1954.” A steering committee to facili tate organization of the committee was named by the group. Director G. G. Gibson, Agricultural Exten sion Service; Dean W. W. Armi- stead, School of Veterinary Medi cine; Dean C. N. Shepardson, School of Agriculture; Dr. J. C. Miller, head, Animal Husbandry Department; and Dr. I. W. Rupel, head, Dairy Husbandry Depart ment compose the Steering Com mittee. Among those present were rep resentatives from more than 40 organizations and associations, along with many private individ uals interested in the problem. New Catalogs Ready Soon The new undergraduate catalogs will be available in June, according to the registrar’s office. Sections of the bulletin are now in preparation at the A&M Press. Covers will be white and maroon, similar to the covers of the cur rent catalogues. The new publications will differ from previous catalogues in that it will cover the school years 1954- 55 and 1955-56, excluding summer sessions. Previous issues have been used for one school year only. This change is not expected to in crease the size of the bulletin, which will be about 368 pages. The next bulletin of the Grad uate School is also being planned to cover two school years. It will be printed on alternate years with the undergraduate catalog, in 1955- 556 and 1956-57. Conrad Cummings, class of ’55; Allen Greer, class of ’56; and Douglas De Cluitt,, class of ’57 were elected class presidents in last night’s run-off election. Competition between corps and non-military students for the class positions brought out 1,499 voters. All positions were closely contest ed. Here are the results of the elec tion, by classes: Class of ’55—Conrad Cummings will be next year’s senior class president, winning by 303 votes, over Giles Schanen, 220, and Don Friend, 98. Vice-president will be Charlie Seely, 330 votes. He defeated Lawrence Laskoskie, 266 votes. Wallace Eversberg will be sec retary. He defeated Dick Craw ford, 374 to 239. Social secretary will be Roy Cline. He defeated Dave Ashcroft, 279 to 240. Buck Isbell get 230 votes to be treasurer. Other candidates were John Cozad, 217, and Dick Mc- Casland, 167. Jerry Johnson will be parlia mentarian. Results were Johnson, 278; Joe Stovall, 176; and Billy Steele, 149. Tommy Durdin will be sergeant at arms, with 224 votes. Other candidates were Paul Savage, 214; and Clarence Hatcher, 153. Head yell leader will be Glenn Langford, 456 votes. Senior yell leader will be Howard Childers, 437 votes. Also in the run-off was Sam Akard, 300 votes. Class of ’56—Allen Greer will be next year’s junior class president, getting a total of 203 votes to de feat Lloyd Billingsley, 163*; and Tommy Short, 136. Vice president will be Glenn Buell, 206 votes. Other candidates in the run-off were William Eu gene Strubblefield, 162; and John Liddy, 139. B.,A. (Scotty) Parham, with 237 votes, will be secretary. He de feated Richard Tachibana, 235 votes. Social secretary will be Bobby Lee, 183 votes. Other candidates were Clay McFarland, 170; and Wayne Leverkuhn, 118. Robert Whitley will be treas urer, getting 184 votes to defeat Jack Pearson, 156; and Larry Ken nedy, 143. Ed Fries will be sergeant at arms. He defeated Pete Scrivano, 294 to 172. Junior yell leaders will be Paul Holiday, 341, and David Newton Bailey, 305. The other candidate was John Cunningham, 300 votes. Class of ’57—Next year’s sopho more class president will be Doug las De Cluitt, who received 202 votes to defeat John Lewis Peeler, 174. Vice president will be Joseph Sander, with 165 votes. He de feated Jon Cobb, 162, and Irving Ramsover, 58. Durward Thompson will be soc ial secertary. He got 223 votes to beat M. E. Melson, 148 votes. Parliamentainan will be J. Leon Curtis. He defeated Erwin Pavlik, 205 to 171. Howard Butter will be sergeant at arms. He defeated Warren Chapman, 228 to 158. MSC Council — Dave Ashcroft will be junior-senior representative to the Memorial Student Center council. He defeated James Math is, 524 to 498. Dr. Rosene Sets Graduatd Lecture Dr. Hilda F. Rosene will give a graduate lecture tonight in the biology lecture room. She is an associate professor of the department of zoology and a member of the graduate faculty at the University of Texas. She teaches courses in physiology and biophysics. Dr. Rosene will discuss “The Water Relations of Plant Roots.” The lecture begins at 8 p.m. HOSTESSES FOR THE MEET ING of the Aggies Wives Bridge club meeting Thursday at 7:30 p. m. will be Mrs. Mary Proctor, Mrs. Pat Burton and Mrs. Joanne Lance. Winners for last week were Mesdames Jeanne Cline, Betty William, Martha Enlow, Mary Proctm’, Shirley Long and Nadine Carter. * * * MR. and MRS. MARION PUGH have just returned from a trip to Fort Worth for the 68th Annual convention of the Lumberman As sociation of Texas. * * * THE AMERICAN COTTON con- gi’ess will hold its 15th annual meeting in Corpus Christi June 3-5. Ralph H. Rogers of the agri- cultui’al economics department has been a committeeman of the con gress for seven years. * * * THE APPOINTMENT of a corps sergeant major will be an nounced in next Wednesday’s Bat talion. The results of the interviews for the top corps junior were not ready to be released late yesterday, ac Dixon’s Parents Send Note to Dean of Men The office of the dean of men has received a thank-you note from the parents of Joe Dixon, A&M freshman who was killed in an au tomobile accident March 27. The college sent flowers to the boy’s parents after the accident. cording to Col. Joe E. Davis, com mandant. * * * DR. CHRIS GRONEMAN, head, Industrial Education Department, Texas A. and M. College, delivered the opening address at the 20th annual conference of Industrial Education Teachers and Students at Prairie View A. and M. College. He spoke 6n “Improving Indus trial Education in the Secondary Schools of Texas,” and at the clos ing session discussed “The Teach er’s Role in Improving Industrial Education Programs.” PROF. R. W. STEEN of the History Department, Texas A. and M. College, will take an active part on the program of the Southwest ern Social Science Association meeting in Dallas April 6. :J: jjc 'J: MEASLES IS LEADING this week’s county morbidity report in both Bryan and College Station. There were 58 cases of measles in Brazos county. College Station had 27 cases and Bryan had 31. Other diseases reported in Col lege Station were mumps, 20 cases; Chickenpox, 7 cases; and strept. throat, 6 cases. * * * A&M’s BOARD OF DIRECTORS will hold their regular spring meet ing here Saturday, May 1, at 9 a.m. The agenda of the meeting has not been released yet. More than 400 Musters will be held throughout the nation and in many parts of the world on April 21. The Muster pays tribute on Texas Independence Day to those Texans who gave their all for in dependence and those Texas A&M College men who have died within the year. The parent Muster on the cam pus of the college, is expected to be held before 5,000 persons. The cei’emonies commence at 4:30 p.m. in front of the Memorial Student Center. The program will be broadcast over the Texas Quality Network, 9:30 to 10 p.m. Gov. Allan Shivers will deliver the Muster address and the pro gram will be opened with the “Star Spangled Banner” by the A&&M band and close with silver taps. The program will be in charge of students. Charles Parker of Amarillo will give the introductions and Dr. Da vid H. Morgan, president, will pre sent Governor Shivers. The invocation will be given by Corps Chaplain Ide P. Trotter, jr. and Pat Woods of Port Arthur will speak on the Muster tradition. J. Harold Dunn of Amarillo, presi dent of the Association of Former Students and member of the board of directors of the A&M System and Frederick Mitchell of Galves ton, cadet colonel of the corps, will be introduced. Representative B. H. Dewey, Jr., in explaining the provisions of Senate Bill 2 that authorizes a $10 per month pay raise for state em ployees beginning September 1, 1954, points out that employees of the A&M College System who stand to benefit total approximate ly 2,300. Of this figure about 1,000 are located in College Station and 1,300 outside of Brazos county. Employees covered by the pay bill and located in College Station are estimated to number 30 in the System offices, 460 in the Main College, and 510 in the A&M Ser vices. Representative Dewey in troduced in the House Appropria tions Committee an amendment that was finally passed by both houses bringing under coverage of the pay bill about 1,000 employees of the Services who are paid partly from, fixed Federal gi'ants or County funds. Approximately 250 of these are located in College Sta tion. The employee pay raise, Repre sentative Dewey says, was written to cover only non-acadamic em ployees. The teaching staff was covered in the regular appropria tion bill passed last May. The pay bill, generally, covers only non- academic employees paid from State General Revenue funds. Thus, employees of Auxiliary Enterprises whose funds come from earmings of the activity, such as thfe Dining Halls, the Laundry, the A&M Press, the Student Center, etc., aer not g’ranted pay increases from the State’s General Revenue funds. Any salary increases for Auxiliary En terprise personnel are dependent on general budget appropriations made by the A&M Board of Direc tors. Chairmen Named For Inauguration Committee chairmen for the in- augmation of Dr. David H. Mor gan as the 13th president of A<£ M have been named by Walter H. Delaplane, general chairman. The inauguration will be May 20. The committees and their func tions are as follows: Academic re galia, Carl Birdwell, chairman; physical arrangements, Carl Tish- ler and C. G. White; decorations, A. F. DeWerth; marshall and ush ers, Bennie Zinn and Bob Murray; inaugural luncheon, John G. Penis- ton; reception, Mrs. W. W. Armis- tead. Corps review, seating in review ing 1 stand and seating of corps at exercises. Col. Joe E. Davis; hous ing, Harry Boyer; registration, F. W. Hensel; transportation, Maj. Luther Westbrook; speakers, Char les Crawford and Walter Delap lane; programs, Joe Woolket; H. L. Heaton, assistant to Delaplane. “The Twelfth Man” will be given by the Singing Cadets. The band and audience will join in “The Spirit of Aggieland.” Roll call for the absent will be given by Vol Montgomery of Abilene and the Ross Volunteers will fire a volley. The Singing Cadets then will give “Auld Lang Syne” and silver taps will close the ceremony. Weather Today PARTLY CLOUDY Cloudy to partly cloudy with oc casional thunder showers. Little change in temperature. High yes terday 80. Low this morning 66. Poultry Team Goes To Mississippi Meet The Junior Poultry Judging team led by Coach C. B. Ryan of the poultry husbandry department left Monday for the Southern Col legiate Poultry Judging contest in Jackson, Miss. The team’s four members ai’e James B. Tyree of Baytown, John D. Williams of Caldwell, Monroe H. Fuchs of Cameron and Jack M. Couch of Ft. Worth. They will compete with ten other Southern land-grant colleges. Rainstorms Flood Rio Grande Valley By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thunderstorms lashed the flood ed Rio Grande Valley again Wed nesday. The hard rains drove scores more from their homes and brought to 4,000 the number esti mated driven out since Friday. Four persons have died because of the flood. Storm waters spread clear and deep in three great pools in a 10 by 15 mile area bounded by Edin burg, Pharr, Weslaco and Ed- couch-Elsa at the west end of Tex as’ “market basket.” This was the area hardest hit by cloudbursts that dumped up to 11 inches of rain Friday. It was the hardest hit by the hard rains Wednesday. Few of the thousands who fled their homes suffered. They moved in with relatives and friends. There was almost no want; no public feeding since 200 persons were fed last Monday. Some highways still lay deep un der water. On others cars travel ed almost axle-deep through water. The standing pools were deep enough for some to joy-ride over fields and highways in motor boats. The contest began Wednesday at 1 p.m. and will continue through Thursday. Events include grading eggs and judging poultry for egg production, breed selection and marketing. The contestants will be honored at a banquet Thursday night. Trophies and awards will be pre sented to the winners by the South eastern Poultry and Egg associa tion. Arrangements for the contest have been made by the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. These in clude a tour of the city and a visit to the capitol. Ryan has coached six A&M teams, which have a contest win nings record of one first place, two seconds, two thirds and one fourth place. X-Ray Unit To Be At MSC Next Monday The chest X-Ray machine will be in the MSC opening at 12 noon' Monday, April 19. Since there will be no classes at local schools on that date, residents are urged to stop in the MSC Monday after noon while parking is easy and no students will likely be in line. Everyone, fifteen years old or over, is urged to get this free chest X-Ray. An early case of TB, can cer, some heart ailment or tumors, if present in the chest, would be revealed in the X-Ray. The survey is open to all residents and college students in Brazos county. Kay Halsell of Bryan is general chairman. The survey will close at the MSC at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24. “MISS DROUGHTBREAKER” IS CROWNED—With the first real rain in months falling on thirsty West Texas farmlands, citizens of Brownfield, Tex., decided that it called for a celebration. They hauled out the high school band and hastily organized a 20-minute parade. At the height of the celebration, Harlan Glenn crowned “Miss Droughtbreaker of 1954,” above, 15-year-old Kay Kissing er. The badly-needed moisture, measuring from 2 to 6 inches, which fell in the Brownfield area gave farmers their first assurance of a crop this year. (AP Wirephoto). Aggie Muster Will Be World Wide April 21