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Number 228: Volume 53
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GETTING READY—Members of the Memorial Student Center Art Gallery committee
prepare their exhibit for Mothers Day. They are (left to right) Bill McMahan, Paul Ross,
Ray Arhelger and Chatier Newton.
For Next Year
Weekend Activities Begin
For Open House, Parents Day
Aggie Follies
Begins Tonight
Battalion Feature Editor
The Aggie Follies will be presented tonight and tomor
row inght in Guion hall.
The Follies is an annual talent show put on the Friday
and Saturday nights before Mothers Day for Aggies and
their parents.
Tickets for tonight’s show are 75 cents each. Those for
tomorrow’s show are one dollar. Tickets are on sale at the
main desk of the Memorial Student Center and at Guion hall.
, Show time both nights is 7:30.
All students and local residents are urged to attend the
Follies tonight so that seats"
will be available for the par
Senate Elects Ramsey
Battalion Staff Writer
Jerry Ramsey will be president
of the student senate next year.
Ramsey, a junior industrial en
gineering major from Amarillo,
Was president of the junior class
this year.
Other new officers elected at the*
student senate meeting last night
were Ferhlin E. (Sonny) Tutt,
vice-president; B. A. (Scotty) Bar
ham, recording secretary; Paul
Holliday, corresponding secretary;
Wally Eversberg, treasurer; and
Lawrence Laskoskie, parliamenta
Business Clubs
Hold Banquet
Monday Night
Tickets are now on sale for
the Business and Marketing
societies’ annual banquet.
The banquet will be held
Monday night at 7:30 in the
Ball Room of the Memorial Stu
dent Center. Tickets are $1.50 each
and may be . purchased from any
senior in either club. They are
also available in the business ad
ministration office and the MSC
main desk.
The speaker will be A. E. Cud-
lipp, a member of the board of di
rectors and a Lufkin industrialist
and civic leader.
Cudlipp is vice-president of the
Lufkin Foundry and a pioneer in
the manufacture of oil well pump
ing and other field equipment.
He was appointed to the A&M
board in 1949 by Gov. Buford
Jestei’. His term will expire in
Cudlipp will speak on “The Im
portance of Maintaining the Free
Enterprise System.”
Mitchell Sqadaehene urged all
students, faculty members, and
their wives to attend the banquet.
Weather Today
The student senate will sponsor
a second showing of the film “We
Are the Aggies” to raise more
money for the Campus Chest fund
scholarship. The film will be
shown at 2 p.m. Saturday in Guion
hall. Tickets are 25 cents each,
and may be purchased today at a
Units To Get
For Pinning
Units can pick up flowers
for the Mothers Day pining
service at 7:30 a. m. Sunday.
New area units can pick up
flowers in the lounge of dormi
tory 10. Composite units, and
units in Hart, Law and Pur-
year can pick up flowers in
the YMCA lobby.
Freshman units, including
those in Milner, can get
flowers in the lounge of Wal
ton hall.
Saturday Showing
Set for Aggie Film
“We Are the Aggies” will be
shown twice Saturday in Guion
hall for the benefit of the Twelfth
Man scholarship fund.
The shows will be at 2 and 3
p. m. and tickets are 25 cents each.
They will be on sale in the Me
morial Student Center or at the
The Twelfth Man scholarship is
sponsored by the Campus Chest
and is given to some outstanding
high school graduate who is finan
cially unable to attend A&M. It is
a four year scholarship.
“This showing will give parents
of Aggies a chance to see the film.
We hope that many of them will
come,” said Carroll Phillips, chair
man of the campus chest.
booth next to the Memorial Student
Center post office.
“The scholarship will allow some
worthy high school student to at
tend A&M next year who would
otherwise be unable to,” said Ide
Trotter, retiring senate president.
The student senate also planned
its annual banquet to honor retir
ing members and welcome new
ones. The banquet will be May
17, and new officers will be install
The senate discussed non-corps
juniors wearing senior rings. Ed
Keeling, chairman of the senior
class committee, said the commit
tee felt corps juniors were being
discriminated against in allowing
the non-corps juniors to wear their
rings, and that it was not in keep
ing with A&M traditions.
The senate voted to submit the
committee’s report to the Student
Life committee for consideration.
Budget Approved
The senate approved a new
budget'for $760, the same as last
Every member of the senate will
be on a committee next year.
Standing committees for next
fall will be the executive commit
tee, welcoming committee, repre
sentatives to the election commis
sion, Exchange store committee,
hospital committee, mess commit
tee. v
Publicity committee, social com
mittee, representatives to the stu
dent life committee, and the Texas
Intercollegiate Scholasitic associa
tion committee.
Bowers Awarded
$500 Scholarship
David Bowers, sophomore mar
keting major, was awarded the
P. T. Pearch award from the Hous
ton Sales Executives club, April 28.
The award, a $500 scholarship,
is presented annually to a sopho
more marketing major.
H. G. Thompson, L. W. Sher
man and D. J. Lenahan, all of the
business administration department
recommend students for the award.
Bowers will accompany Thomp
son to a dinner in Houston with
members of the Houston Sales
Executives club and will attend
the sales rally in October.
Considerable cloudiness with
light rain showers in vicinity. High
yesterdaa 81. Low this morning 59.
Sbisa Waiters Hold
Function On Brazos
Sbisa hall waiters will hold their
function at 6 p. m. on the Brazos
Food will be furnished by the
mess hall and evening formation
in the freshman area will be at 5
p. m. to allow waiters to attend.
Recital Series
To Feature Cellist
The Memorial Student Center
recital series will offer a concert
Wednesday at 8:15 p. m. in the
MSC ballroom featuring Mrs.
Marion Davies Bottler, cellist, and
Albert Hirsh, pianist.
The program will start with
Tartini’s Variations on a theme by
Corelli, followed by a Brahms cello
sonata and Stravinsky’s Italian
suite for cello and piano. Bee
thoven’s sonata in A major for
cello and piano will conclude the
Mrs. Bottler has been principal
cellist with the Houston Symphony
Orchestra for the past six years.
She appeared here last year as the
cellist with the Music Arts Quintet
of Houston.
Hirsh is the head of the piamo
department in the School of Music
of the University of Houston.
Wednesday’s concert will be his
fourth appearance here on the
MSC recital series.
No admission will be charged
for the concert.
Festivities Start
At 9 Saturday
Battalion Feature Writer
Thousands of visitors are expected here Saturday and
Sunday for A&M’s annual open house and Parents Days
Highlighting the two day period will be displays and ex
hibits from each of the college’s departments, and smoke
demonstration by A&M’s chemical corps, Saturday; flower
pinning, award ceremonies and parade, Sunday.
College dormitories will be open to visitors Sunday, and
the Ross Volunteer drill team will perform after lunch in
front of the Memorial Student Center.
Dr. David H. Morgan, presi-
Luncheon Tickets
On Sale Friday
Tickets for the inaugural lunch
eon May 20 will be on sale in the
Memorial Student Center Friday.
The tickets will be at the main
desk and may be purchased until
May 13. Price of the tickets is $2.
ents on Saturday night, said
Hollie Briscoe, chairman of
the Follies committee.
The Aggieland oi'chestra and the
Singing Cadets will open the pro
gram with the singing of “The
Spirit of Aggieland.” The Cadets
will sing, “So in Love” and “Soon
I Will Be Done.”
Pete Mayeaux, vocalist for the
orchestra, will sing “Blue Moon.”
Jimmy Harrison, senior from
San Antonio, will play his guitar
and sing western folk songs.
“The Great Jerry” Schnepp of
Houston will give “Magic extra
The Aggie Rambles, Bill Bare-
field of Del Rio, Walter Miers of
Rotan, Clifford Hobbs of Long
view, and Bynum Mutt of Tyler,
will provide western tunes. The
Ramblers have won talent shows
at several colleges around the state.
Drill Team
Eighteen members of the Fish
drill team, under the command of
John Rinard of San Antonio, will
put on an exhibition of fancy drill.
“A Night in the Inn,” a one act
play by Lord Dunsany, will be pre
sented by the Aggie Players. The
entire play will be done by stu
dents, including the direction and
the management.
Toff will be played by Bill
Stewart and Alan Soefje will play
William Jones. Bill Swann and Jer
ry Neighbors will be seen as Al
bert Thomas and Jacob Smith
(Sniggers) respectively. Priests of
Klesh will be played by John
Shanks, Tommy Devenport, and
Don Powell. John Saravanja will
be seen as Klesh.
The student director is Rick
Black and Lee Greer is the stage
manager. Joe Marek, James Cobb,
and Raoul Roth are in charge of
costumes. Sets and lights will be
handled by Joe Teas, Jay Wein
stein, W. D. Page, Byron Roth-
pletz, Robert Domey, and W. E.
Ukulele Player
Rodney Pirtle of Collman will
provide a novelty number with his
Bud Barlow’s Brazos Botton
Boogie Busters will play the “St.
Louis Blues,” “Tea for Two,”
“Memphis Blues,” “Jazz-Me Blues,”
“Muskat Ramble,” “Mississippi
Mudd” and “Blue Skies.”
The Boogie Busters is a faculty
orchestra which was organized in
1947 by Dean of Engineering H.
W. Barlow. Its theme has changed
from the “Beer Barrell Polka” to
the “St. Louis Blues.”
Members of the orchestra and
the departments in which they
work are R. J. Beamer, veterinary
medicine; R. B. Alexander, agri
cultural economics; L. E. Spangler,
horticulture; D. B. Lee, chemistry;
A. V. Moore, dairy husbandry; R.
L. Skrabanek and M. H. Brooks,
rural sociology, and G. L. Huebner
and George Reynolds, ocean
From the School of Engineering
are Gene Brock, E. H. Kirk, A. B.
Alter, R. H. Fletcher, L. P. Thomp
son, H. B. Curtis, Ed Andrew and
J. S. Jernigan.
Don Friend of Brownwood is the
master of ceremonies and David
Mitchell of Albuquerque will pro
vide organ music.
Members of the stagecraft class
will handle the stage management.
Marek will be the stage manager
and his crew consists of E. G.
Dardaganian, Ted Castle, Pat
Crosland, Bill Gilbert, Shannon
Griggs, A. A. Kanoy, J. M. Sharp,
D. N. Streator, and Robert Sullins.
The Follies committee is com
posed of Briscoe, Bill Young,
Jim Milligan and Phil Mockford.
Barlow and C. K. Esten, of the
English department, are advisors.
News of the World
WASHINGTON—Secretary of State Dulles is reported
pressing a Far East policy which recognizes that, short of a
military miracle, the major part of Indochina may be lost to
the Communists. The reported plan is based on an estimate
that any “united action” plan which can be devised may be too
late to save Viet Nam, the biggest and richest of the three
Indochina states. The present American strategy, it was
learned, calls for the United States to concentrate on guar
anteeing along with other countries the defense of neighbor
ing Laos and Cambodia.
★ ★ ★
GENEVA — The official spokesman for Red
China said last night his delegation would demand
the admission of Communist puppet governments
from Laos and Cambodia to the Indochina section
of the Geneva peace talks. A French spokesman
said France would refuse to sit at the same table
with representatives of “phantom regimes” which
exist only in the imaginatioen of the Vietminh.”
★ ★ ★
HANOI, Indochina—Fleets of bombers swarming in as
monsoon clouds lifted showered high fragmentation bombs
on Vietminh troops surrounding beleaguered Dien Bien Phu
yesterday. The attacks ripped big gaps in the tightening
rebel lines.
'R 'R
CORPUS CHRISTI—A helicopter carrying a
doctor reached the burning wreckage of a Navy
flying boat late yesterday. There was no word, but
it appeared all the 10 crewmen died in the crash in
Mexico hill country.
Award Ceremony
Will Honor 175
More than 175 Aggies will re
ceive awards at the annual Mothei’s
Day parade Sunday.
“The awards range from a key
to $200 in cash,” said Lt. Col.
Taylor Wilkins, assistant command
ant, “and each award carries with
it the mark of superior effeciency
in academic standards, military
proficiency, leadership and partici
pation in campus activities.”
A board is set up for each in
dividual award to determine who
will receive it. These boards con
sist of military instructors and
college counselors. Each board has
three to six members, depending on
the importance of the award.
Outfit awards to be given are
the Houston Chamber of Com
merce award, Gen. George F.
Moore Trophy, 36th division award
best drilled unit awards, awards to
outstanding freshman units, and
the freshman drill team award.
Individual awards include the
Caldwell trophy, Daughters of the
American Revolution award. United
Daughters of the Confederacy
award, Federated A&M Mothers
Clubs of Texas award, Lulie
Hughey Lane scholarship award,
and the Bryan air force base award.
Awards will be presented on the
main drill field. In case of rain,
there will be no parade, and awards
will be presented in the G. Rollie
White Colisieum.
dent of the college, will hold a
reception at his home for stu
dents and their guests from
2:30 to 4:30 p. m.
Open house activities begin at
9 a. m. with a Federated A&M
Mothers club coffee in Rooms 2A
and 2B of the MSC. Their annual
conference will be held at 10 a. m.
in the MSC assembly room.
Smoke demonstrations are sched
uled at 10 a. m. and 2 p. m. on the
main drill field in front of the
MSC. The MSC will hold its open
house from 2—5 p. m. in the ball
An all college dance honoring
Aggie parents will be held from
9—12 p. m. in the Grove. The Ag
gieland orchestra will play and
admission is free.
All department exhibits and dis
plays will be open the entire day.
Parents Day Sunday begins at
7:30 a. m. when parents breakfast
with their sons in Duncan and
Sbisa dining halls. Flower pin
ning ceremonies, when each man
in the cadet corps is pinned with
a flower by the organization com
mander’s mother, start at 8:15 a.
m. in the dormitory area.
Presentation of best drilled
sophomore and freshman awards
within each organization is sched
uled at 8:25 a. m. Appreciation
gifts will be given to organization
commanders at 8:30 a. m.
A corps parade will be held at 9
a. m. on the main drill field, dur
ing which corps awards wil be pre
A program honoring mothers and
dads will be held at 11 a. m. in
Guion hall. It is sponsored by the
student senate.
Lunch at 12:30 p. m. in Duncan
and Sbisa halls will be followed at
2 p. m. with the Ross Volunteer
All student dormitiories will be
open to visitors from 11 a. m. to
4 p. m.
Marine Officer
To Be Here Soon
Capt. Charles Fimian, marine
corps procurement officer, will be
here Monday to discuss oppor
tunities for college students re
ceiving commissions in the marine
corps reserve.
The marine corps officer candi
date course is open to qualified
college seniors and graduates.
After commission, the officer is
required to serve three years active
duty and five years in the reserve.
BAND LEADERS—A&M Consolidated band’s five new'tnajorettes line up in a pre-sea
son formation. They are (left to right) Mildred Dew, Carol Butler, Barbara Arlt, Bettife
Jean Williams and Sallie Buddy. Miss Arlt is drum major. They were selected this week
by the band director R. L. Boone.