The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 23, 1954, Image 1

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c 0 9 9 9o 5' 9 II 9 9 5 9 ins 21c . . 37c .59c ,19c . 59c . 43c .39c . 39c . ,99c . 59c ET E N & 24th Circulated Daily To 90 Per Cent Of Local Residents Battalion Published By A&M Students For 75 Years PUBLISHED DAILY IN THE INTEREST OF A GREATER A&M COLLEGE Number 220: Volume 53 COLLEGE STATION (Aggieland), TEXAS, FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1954 Price 5 Cents News of the World By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HANOI—The French Command announced tonight Coc- munist-led Vietminh troops were hammered back “with heavy losses” in their attempts to gain new footholds in the northwest corner of the Dien Bien Phu fortress. Simultan eously, bombers, under temporarily clearing skies, struck heavily at the Vietminh forces entrenched upon a 200-foot hill on the southeastern rim of the bowl and “probably sev eral companies” of the enemy were destroyed, the French said. ★ ★ ★ AUSTIN—Gov. Shivers signed the teacher pay raise bill today and said he hopes all school districts will give the $402 a year increase regardless of whether they are now paying more than the minimum. The bill, effective Sept. 1, will boost the base pay of a beginning teacher with a bachelor’s degree from $2,403 to $2,805. ★ ★ ★ PARIS—An American source said tonight the Western Powers have reached a firm fresh agreement on refusal to accept Communist China as a host nation at the Geneva conference. This source disputed a statement from a non- American informant earlier that still unsettled procedural uestions might delay the Geneva meeting on Indochina and Korea from opening on Monday as scheduled. * * * ABILENE—The Texas Department of Public Safe ty showed off today its new radar unit to catch speeders. Mate Sen. Harley Sadler said it was astounding and un- elievable. Similar units are being used in 31 other .atecs. In Oklahoma they have helped reduce traffic ^ WASHINGTON—The nation’s living costs declined two tenths of one per cent between Feb. 15 and March 15, reach ing the lowest point since last July. This was reported to day by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which said lower food and clothing prices led the decline that brought the bureau’s index down to 114.8 per cent of the 1947-49 average. 'k ic 'k WASHINGTON—Army Sgt. Lyle W. Jacobson testi fied today all loyal Americans in a Korean prison camp knew Edward S. Dickenson was “a rat” who squealed on his buddies. Jacobson glared fiercely at Dickenson as he made the accusation at the four-day-old court-martial of Dickenson on charges of collaborating with the Com- ' munist enemy and informing on his comrades. Big Weekend Planned With Dances, Banquets Carle Furnishes Music For Annual Cotton Ball By JOHN AKARD Battalion Feature Editor A busy time is in prospect for Aggies and their dates this weekend. The Cotton ball, Jet Jockey Hop, Singing Cadets’ banquet and Cafe Rue Pinalle are all on the list of activities. Frankie Carle and his orchestra will provide the music for the 20th annual Cotton ball. The dance will be held from 9 to 1 Friday night in the Grove. The ball is presented each year by the Agronomy society in honor of cotton, the “King of the Southland”. The cotton pageant and style show have been discontinued this year due to Jack of student interest. King Cotton Dave Richmond will be crowned at the ♦opening of the dance by Kert Goode, president of the Ag- COMMISSIONING SPEAKER-Maj. Gen. Charles E. Hart, commanding general of the artillery center at Fort Sill, Okla., will speak at commissioning exercises May 21. He will also present army commissions. Grazell To Play I One Of Oldest j^or Cattlemen At May 1 Ball Rudy Grazell and his west ern swing band will play for the Cattleman’s ball, May 1, in the Memorial Student Cen ter ballroom. “The ball is sponsored by the Saddle and Sirloin club and the Kream and Kow Klub,” said Allen Turner, co-chairman. of the ball. “Both clubs will decorate the ball room with materials symbolic of their fields, to lend a western at mosphere. There will be a sweetheart con test open to club members. Pic tures of the girls are to be sub mitted to the sweetheai’t commit tee in the animal husbandry office (n the Animal Industries building. The sweetheaif will be chosen dur ing the ball. “Anyone connected with A&M in Ihe capacity of student or faculty member may attend the ball,” said Sam McAnally, Saddle and Sh’loin club president. “The boys will wear western clothes and the girls may wear print or other type di'esses, but no formals.” Tickets for the ball may be pur chased fi'om Saddle and Sirloin or Kream & Kow Klub members. Tickets are $2.50, stag or couple. A nnual Cotton Bail Started in 1932 The Cotton pageant and ball, one of the oldest and largest annual affairs on the campus, was started in 1932. The man responsible for the cot ton ball was Mr. J. S. (Cotton Joe) Mogford, who was then an assist ant professor of agronomy and is now professor of agronomy. The purpose of the first Coton pageant and ball was to encom-age the use of cotton and to send stu dents from here to different parts of the world to study. Since that time students have gone to Egypt, Japan, Nor way, Sweden, Denmark, South Africa and other places. Profits from the affair help pay for the trips. Anderson and Clayton, a cotton firm, and the Texas Cotton coop erative each donated $500 to help Prof Night Lists To Be In Center Sign-up lists for Prof Hos pitality night will be in the Memorial Student Center un til 5 p.m. today. By last night, 92 students had signed up with about one- fourth of the 122 professors on the lists. Each professor participating has a list. The night will be Tuesday. The professors will open their homes to the students who wish to visit them." Class Reports Set For SLC Meeting Reports of the senior and junior class evaluations will be given at the Student Life committee meet ing at 4:30 p.m. Monday. Also on the agenda for the meet ing are reports on the proposed constitutional changes, yell leaders, and proposed changes in student election procedures. Weather Today Religious Booklet To Be Published A booklet of devotional meditat ions written by A&M students will be published in December and April of each year, said J. Goidon Gay, genei’al seci'etary of the YMCA. The first book in the series is to be published Saturday and will be distributed to each dormitory lounge so students may read them. The name of the book will be “Where Art Thou”. After four or five years, selec tions will be taken from each of the booklets and a special book will be made containing the better devotionals, he said. put on the first pageant and the Textile institute sent in 74 dresses for display on live models. The pageant and ball has been held every year since 1932, except the war years of 1943, 1944 and 1945. The Aggieland orchestra played for the first ball, held in the Sbisa hall annex. One hundred and twenty-five couples attended. Since that time the ball and pageant have grown into an affair attended by more than 1,000 couples. An innovation this year is the combining of the pageant and ball, by having the duchesses presented during intermissions at the dance. It is an effort to make the show move faster, according to Kert Goode, president of the Agronomy society. This is also the first time a name band has been obtained for the dance. Large Groups Visit Chest X-Ray Unit More than 4,500 students and College Station residents have had chest x-rays made by the unit in the Memorial Student Center. The x-ray unit will be here through Saturday. Results from the x-rays taken this week will be mailed in about four weeks, said Mariano Medina of the Texas Health department, technician of the machine. . PARTLY CLOUDY Continued cloudiness with occa sional light rain showers today. High temperature yesterday 84. Low this morning 58, Homestead Workshop Set Here April 29 A homestead demonstration workshop here April 29 and 30 will cover subjects from shrub identiifcation to furniture making, Sadie Hatfield, homestead im provement specialist of the Agri cultural Extension service, is in charge of the workshop. _ Commissioning Speaker Will Be Maj. Gen. Hart Maj. Gen. Charles E. Hart, commanding general of the artillery center at Fort Sill, Okla., will be principal speak er and present 213 army com missions in the commissioning ex ercises May 21. Another 150 graduating seniors will receive air force commissions, presented by Maj. Gen. Gabriel P. Disoway, commander of the Flying Training air force at Waco. Col. Joe E. Davis, commandant, said all of the 11 branches of the army in the ROTC program here will fmmish new second lieuten ants. Hart was graduated from West Point in 1924. During World War II he was artillery ofifcer of the II Corps in North Africa and Sici ly, and afterwards served with the first army in both the European and Pacific theaters. Spring Dairy Show Will Be Saturday The annual Spring Dairy show, sponsored by the Kream and Kow Klub, will be held at 1 p.m. in the Dairy center Saturday. Twenty-seven exhibitors will show Jersey and Holstein heifers up to two years of age, as well as best-uddered cows. The show is held annually to give students practical experience in fitting and showing dairy ani mals. Classes are judged on the basis of the animal and then on the basis of the exhibitor, and how well he has the animal trained. Lowell Ordered To Alaskan Base Maj. Julius C. Lowell, air science instructor here for four years, has been ordered to Ladd air force base, Alaska, where he will be an operations ofifcer with the 11th air division. He will leave Bui'ks air force base Aug. 12 to take up his new assignment. • Lowell’s promotion to Lieutenant ronomy society. Richmond will crown Queen Cotton Barbara Brown. The cotton court and the representatives of the southwest conference schools will be introduced. The court is composed of mem bers elected from the Agronomy society and the queen’s court are selected from the TSCW student body. During the intermissions duches ses representing various campus organizations, mothers clubs, and former student groups will be presented. Caile, one of the most popular orchestra leaders in the nation, has sold more than 75 million records in the last 10 year’s. He has also achieved success as a song writer. His “Sunrise Sere nade,” the theme song of his oi’- chestra, is rated with the most popular American songs. He has written “Lover’s Lullaby,” “Fall ing Leaves,” and “Oh What It Seemed to Be.” The Singing Cadets will hold,, a 'smorgasbord type banquet in the Memorial Student Center at 7:30 p. m. Saturday. Dr. William H. Andrew, pastor of the First Baptist church in Bryan, will be the speak er. Hollie Briscoe, vice-president of the glee club, will give a resume of the year’s activities. Bill Wise man, president, will announce the officers for next year. Awards will be presented to the cadets according to the length of time they have been in the organ ization. The Jet Jockey Hop, this year’s version of the Air Force ball, will be held in the Grove from 9 to 12 Saturday night. Cafe Rue Pinalle will be held from 8:30 to 12 Saturday night in the games area of the MSG. Music and a floor show will be provided by the Capers Combo. Saturday at 2 p.m. the Fish baseball team will play Blinn col lege on Kyle Field and at 1:30 Keller Wins Math Contest For Sophs Herman Hoyle Keller, me chanical engineering major from Sherman, won the soph omore mathematics contest. He received a watch for first prize in the contest held April 13. Keller won the freshman con test last year. Robert E. Blewster jr., science major from Bellaire, won second in the sophomore contest and re ceived $15. Third prize of $10 wqs won by Clay McFarland II, electri cal engineering major from San Antonio. McFarland won second place in last yeai-’s freshman con test. Winner of the freshman contest was Chai’les S. Skillman jr., engi neering major from Maplewood, N.J., Charles L. Edwards, chemi cal engineering major from Itasca, won second place and third place was taken by Hubert-Brent Mount, electrical% engineering major from Gainesville. Prizes in the freshman contest were the same as those in the sophomore contest. Presentation of the awards will be made M^Y 12 as a part of the All-College Awards day program. The Hillel Halperin mathematics award fund furnishes the sopho more first place prize. Other prizes in the contest are given by the Robert F. Smith memorial fund. Colonel will become effective May 13. He is now head of freshman I the varsity golf team will meet air science. Arkansas. Jet Jockey Hop 4 Space Aces* To Pick Queen Five “space aces” in flight suits Skippy Marlow; Diane Crockett, The dance is informal. Cadets will pick an air ROTC queen to- with W. N. Vance; Myrna Stewart, will wear class A uniform. Tickets morrow night at the Jet Jockey with Bill Thiessen; Beverly Ware, will be issued by units beginning Hop. with Phillip Orr; and Avelina San- at noon today, and Army ROTC The Jet Jockey Hop is the an- chez, with A. E. Dalrmple. seniors may attend the dance by nual dance of A&M’s air force Judges will be Burt Holdsworth, donating two dollars to the air ROTC students. It will be in the Bill Reed, Hollie Birscoe, Dwane force fund. Grove from 9 p.m. to midnight. The Scott and Bill Wiseman. They will Donations may be given to Bris- Claude Harris orchestra will play, wear flight suits while judging. coe, in room 217 of dormitory 8. The queen will be selected from The finalists will be presented Reed, who is commander of the five finalists. The finalists and and judged at 10 p.m. The queen first wing, is overall chairman for their escorts are Sundra Bray, with will bfe announced at 11 p.m. the dance. Akard Given First Town Hall Watch Town Hall manager John Akard was given a watch last night for “being the most outstanding stu dent entertainment manager we’ve ever had.” The watch was presented by ’v. G. (Spike) White, manager of £. X ' dent activities. It was the fir., time in the history of Town Hall that a watch has been given to the student manager. “We had more difficulties this year then we’ve ever had before, but John did a superior job in over coming them,” White said Also presented last night at the annual appreciation super for the Town Hall staff were gifts for the senior members. They were given their choice of the records “The Songs of Texas A&M” or the book “The Story of Texas A&M”. Senior members are Louis Driv er, Jei’ry Griffith, Bill Young, Ricky Black, Fred Mitchell, Gene Kilgore, Chaxdes (Buddy) Fox- worth and Weldon Kruger. Junior members of the staff were given keys. They are James Henderson, Holman King, Bud Powell, Bill Johnson, Martin Burk- head, Richard Hull, Wallace Evers- berg and Bill Utzman. Glee Club Banquet To Be Saturday The Singing Cadets will have their annual awards banquet in the Memorial Student Center Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The banquet will be a smorgasbord. Silver keys will be presented to members with one year’s expein- ence, gold keys for two years, sweaters for three years, and spe cial awards will be given graduat ing seniors with four year’s experi ence. Announcement of next year’s officers will also be made at the affair. The after dinner speech will be given by Dr. William H. Andrews, pastor of the First Baptist church in Bryan. Entertainment will be furnished by the Kelly sisters of Bryan. A skit will also be presented by some of the members. Myrna Stewart JBeverly Ware Avelina Sanchez Two Cars Damaged In Campus Collision Cat’s driven by Elexis C. Bashaw, college employee, and John M. Armstrong, student, collided at Lubbock and Throckmorton streets late Thursday afternoon. Estimated damage to both car*# was between $100 and $150.