The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 29, 1954, Image 2

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Why No Policy?
There are 21 days until graduation—and still A&M’s
air ROTC seniors don’t know what the air force wants to do
with them.
This problem is not being faced only at A&M. Air ROTC
seniors at colleges all over the country are in the same boat,
which increases the importance of the situation.
This is another example of how the United States mili
tary establishment is “losing face” with the coming gene
Graduating seniors aren’t necessarily asking that a
specific plan be followed in utilizing ROTC graduates.
They just want to know what is going to happen to
them; they want any policy, as long as it is settled.
Everyone knows the air force is in a period of more or
less constant reorganization, based on technological changes,
international situations ^nd budget problems.
But some kind of policy should have been established by
now, to take care of this year’s seniors. Even if the policy
were changed next year, seniors Would be able to answer that
embarrassing prospective employer question — “When will
you have to go into the service?”
Or more important, they could answer the other question,
asked by everybody, including each individual asking him
self — “What am I going to do with my future?”
Football League
Sets Telecasts
NEW YORK, April 29—-<A>)—The
National Football League will tele
vise a heavy program of Saturday
pro football next fall, including
two Saturday afternoon games in a
coast-to-coast network, in addition
to its Sunday afternoon “game of
the week” and various regional
Plans for the 1954 season were
announced jointly today by Bert
Bell, N F L commissioner, and
Thomas J. McMahon, director of
sports for the Du Mont Television
Except for the two Saturday
afternoon games, the program will
follow the pattern established last
year. More than 60 games will be
Egyptian Police
Nab Med Suspects
CAIRO, Egypt, April 29—(A 1 )—
In swift predawn raids squads of
Egyptian military police arrested
12 army officers and 40 civilians
today on charges of conspiring
with Communists to promote May
Day riots.
The police acted on direct orders
of Lt. Col. Gamal Abdel Nasser,
Egypt’s strong man Premier. A
spokesman for Nasser said the
action, taken after a lengthy meet
ing of the ruling Revolutionary
Council, was aimed at purging the
army of “dissident elements.”
Among the 12 officers were nine
who had opposed Nasser last Feb
ruary when he removed Maj. Gen.
Mohammed Naguib as President
and Premier. The nine had been
arrested then on charges of en
gaging in Communist activities,
but released a short time later.
Naguib was restored to power
as Premier and President for- a
while, but Nasser* emerged as um
disputed No. 1 man 19 days ago
when he took over the premiership
from the ailing Naguib, who re
tains his title as President.
Maj. Amin Shaker, chief aide de
camp to Premier Nasser, told
newsmen the 12 officers would be
tried by court-martial and handed
out the “most severe punishment.”
He did not say what tribunal
would handle the civilians. Among
them was Ihsan Abdel Kouddous,
co-owner of the weekly Rosa El
Youssef, described by Shaker as
Of the army officers Shaker add
ed: “This time the accused were
caught red-handed. They will be
brought before a court-martial—
and this time there will be no
pardon. I can tell you the punish
ment is going to be very severe.”
The officers, ranking from lieu
tenant to major, were members of
a cavalry unit commanded former
ly by Maj. Kaled Mohiedden, who
was ousted from the Revolutionary
Council for alleged leftist sympa
thies. He is abroad on a trade
mission. Mohiedden’s group was
said to have played an important
part in the brief restoration to
power of Naguib.
Texas Western Art
Displayed In MSC
An exhibit of paintings, typo
graphy, jewelry and ceramics by
Texas Western college students is
now in the showcases of the Me
morial Student Center.
Part of an exchange exhibit, it
includes design compositions, com
mercial art, etchings, water colors,
figure drawings, ceramics, jewelry
and silver work.
The exhibit will be up until
May 5.
Foreign Students
To Learn Customs
A&M students from foreign
countries will be given an oppor
tunity to learn American social,
religious, and political, customs
next year, said Bennie A. Zinn,
assistant dean of men.
The faculty and students of
the college T will join with the
American Association of Univer
sity Women of Bryan and College
Station in orienting the foreign
students. About 150 students re
presenting 32 countries are ex
pected to enroll next fall.
The students will be encouraged
to take part in local activities and
also to speak before different
groups and clubs, Zinn added.
What’s Cooking
Southwest Texas Club — 7:30,
YMCA—Officer election discussion.
Hntered aa second-class
matter at Post Office at
College Station, Texas
under the Act of Con
gress of March 3, 1370.
Member of
The Associated Press
Has Graduate
Caps, Gowns
May graduates may get
their caps and gowns at the
Exchange Store iyi a y 18.
Storage will be where the
Campus Cleaners were.
About 750 requests are expected
from corps and civilian candidates,
faculty members and visiting dele
gates, said Carl Birdwell, Exchange
Store manager.
Outside of the usual line of
complaints, graduates have been
very cooperative in their ordering
the gowns, he said.
Traditionally black, the gowns
will be of different styles for the
Bachelors, Masters and Doctors de
gree candidates.
“Graduates are urged to return
complete outfits immediately after
the- exercises,” said Birdwell.
The Exchange Store’s complete
personnel will be at DeWare field
house to accept the regalia, which
will be returned the next morning.
shown either nationally or regional
ly from Sept. 25 through Dec. 11.
From four to seven games will be
televised eaqh week-end.
In all cases the games will be
“blacked out” in the city and im
mediate area in which they are
played. The blackouts include
Green Bay when the Packers’
“home” games in Milwaukee are
The two Saturday afternoon
games to be aired are Baltimore
at Los Angeles, Dec. 4, and Balti
more at Sun Francisco, Dec. 11.
Both arc scheduled to start at 2
p.m. local time—4 pan., CST. It
is not expected that these games
will conflict with college football,
since most college teams will have
ended their seasons by that time.
The NCAA football television pro
gram extends thxough Dec. 4.
The schedule for the Sunday tele
casts has not been completed. One
“game of the week,” to be chosen
as the season progresses, will be
carried each Sunday on a national
network of from 50 to 100 stations.
In addition, “road” games of the
teams will be televised in their
home territory over regional sta
tion lineups.
All nine of the Saturday night
games will be carried on regional
station lineups, whose cities will
depend on the teams playing and
the sponsors.
Small Animal Post
Goes To Beamer
Dr. Russel James Beamer is the
new head of the Small Animal
clinic at the Veterinary, hospital.
Beamer is- filling the vacancy
left by the promotion of Dr'. W. W.
Armistead to dean of veterinary
Beamer was graduated from
Iowa Veterinary school in 1940.
From 1940 - 45 he was in Iowa
City. Then he practiced at Cleve
land, O., with H. E. Jensen. From
Cleveland he went to Fattuma,
Iowa where he had his own small
animal clinic before coming here
Feb. 15.
English Magazine
To Be Out Soon
The MSS One, an anthology of
writings sponsored by the English
Majors club, will be released some
time next week.
The 69 page collection contains
imaginative writings, narratives,
essays on science and general es
says selected from manuscripts
submitted by students and through
English instructors.
The editors who volunteered to
work on the anthology were
Charles T. Donohue, W. D. Willis,
G. W. Dawson and Raymond D.
Gossett. They worked under the
supervision of Robert Feragen,
faculty advisor.
The anthology, similar to those
at other major colleges, was pro
posed last year by English in
structors Carl Hartman and
Sales will be made in the dormi
tories and at news stands.
Cadet Slouch
by James Earle
Job Calls
• April 30—The McCullough Tool
company will interview June and
summer graduates in petroleum
engineering and geology for train
ing for positions as field engineers.
A summary of the training pro
gram is on file in the placement
office. Also available is a list of
employee benefits.
® April 30—The Arkansas Fuel
Oil corporation of Shreveport,
Louisiana, will interview June and
summer graduates in mechanical,
electrical, industrial, chemical and
petroleum engineering, and geology
and architectural construction.
• May 5—The Rock Island Rail
road company will interview grad
uates in civil, electrical, mechanical
and industrial engineering, as well
as in business administration and
industrial education, for their rail
road officer training program.
They are interested in talking to
anyone who is interested in rail
roading as a future. This company
has a two-year training program in
the various phases of railroading,
leading to assignment as a junior
official or to a staff position.
Penberthy, White
To Go to Roanoke
Dean of men W. L. Penberthy
and C. G. (Spike) White, manager
of student activities, will leave to
day to attend the annual meeting
of the National Association of Stu
dent Personel Administrators May
1—5 in Roanoke, Virginia.
From Roanoke, Penberthy will
go to New York City for the 4th
annual conference on Health in
Colleges, May 5-8. .
About 62 per cent of U. S.
energy consumption in 1952 was
supplied by oil and gas.
Students Pampered
Asserts Old Grad
The Sweetest Way
to honor the
Sweetest of Mothers
Assorted Chocolates ... a vari-
1 cty of fresh, delicious chocolates
, beautifully decorated especially
■ for Mother’s Day.
" $1.25 lb. 2 lbs. $2.50
, When you give Russell Stover candies
. . . always fresh . . . always delicious . . . you're
sure it’s the finest Mother’s Day gift.
A&M Student Undergoes
Appendicitis Operation
Gerald Drew, Junior veterinary
medicine major from Pittsburg, is
recuperating from an appendect
omy in St. Joseph’s Hospital in
The operation was performed
Monday night after an attack
earlier in the day.
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Jon Kinslow Managing Editor
Chuck Neighbors Sports Editor
George Manitzas - City Editor
Barbara Rubin Womans Editor
John Akard Feature Editor
James Earle Cartoonist
Larry Lightfoot Circulation Manager
Tomy Syler, Russell Reed, Pete Goodwin
Roland Baird, and Narman Hill Circulation Staff
Miss Rue Pina lie
To Be Chosen
Miss Rue Pinalle of 1953-54 will
be chosen from the audience of
the semester’s final Rue Pinalle
program, said Miss Margaret Long,
program consultant of the Me
morial Student Center.
Rue Pinalle will present an all
girl show May 14 at 8:30 p. m.
The Ticket Sisters of TSCW and
a group of dancers from Laredo
will headline the program, Miss
Long added.
Phi Efca Sigma Holds
Annual Banquet
The annual Phi Eta Sigma ban
quet vyill be held May 6.
Members are urged to get their
tickets from the office of the dean
of the Basic Division by Monday,
said John Bertrand, dean.
The earth is slightly flattened at
the poles, the north-south diareter
being about one thr*ee hundredth
less than that across the axis.
Save Your Money!
Save Your Clothes!
Williston Glum, Class of ’18,
snorted yesterday at the lux
uries afforded present-day col
legians. “In my time,” said
Alumn Glum, “we used to have
to walk for blocks to get a
cold Dr. Pepper. It was worth
it, of course, even the Day of
the Big Wind, April 2nd, 1916,
that was.
“Today’s students don’t ap
preciate what they’ve got. Why,
within easy walking distance
of any spot on the campus Dr.
Pepper is available . . . and
it’s alwayS frosty cold — you
know, with tiny flakes of ice
in it. Yessir, that’s mighty con
Asked if he’d like to go back
to the good old days, “Hang
no!” shouted Alumn Glum. “I’d
Special for Mother’s Day . . .
2 lbs. chocolates beautifully
wrapped in rich blue foil . . .
satin ribbon . . . pretty pink rose.
$3.25 2 lbs.
_ mmm
Home Fashioned Favorites
templing assortment inc
pecan roll, fudge, butter
$1.25 lb. 2 ibs.
gPji v
rather be living now when you
can always, easily . . . Wake
up your taste with frosty cold
Dr. Pepper!”
Dr Pepper,
£ C
C A N O i E
Gift Shop
By A1 Capp
By Walt Kelly