The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 11, 1954, Image 2
TUESDAY, MAY 11, 1954
A&M Mas Chance To Prove
Good Faith on Consolidation
Sometimes it hurts to remove a cancer,
but after the cancer is removed it can’t
spread, and the body heals that much quick
Last night, A&M discovered three men
who could ruin the school "and what it has
worked for all year. By using the board
these men could have completely wrecked all
hopes for future consolidation of the corps.
We have no sympathy for these men.
When they were commissioned as cadet offi
cers, they signed an oath which reads in part
“I will not participate in, condone, or tolerate
physical hazing or the use of any instrument
upon a cadet’s body for any reason whatso
ever; I take this obligation freely, without
any mental reservations or purpose of eva
The oath ends “so help me God.”
These men have violated the Basic Pol
icy of the college and forsaken a solemn oath.
No, we have no sympathy for them.
If allowed to continue, this could have'
been the end of the long-awaited consolida
tion—having freshmen back in each military
A military panel will try the men today.
Its action will be an indication of how sin
cerely the college believes in stopping hazing.
The punishment for using a board out
lined in College Regulations, is dismissal, un
less there are “strong mitigating circumstan
ces.” The panel will have to decide if the
nearness of graduation is a sufficiently
strong “mitigating, circumstance.”
But any punishment given must be se
vere, to prevent further use of the board. The
college must show its good faith by following
up the start already made by acting quickly
to discover the men involved.
This does not mean the end of hopes for
consolidation. It means A&M has a chance
to show it means what it says when it tells
the board of directors “We can handle our
own. We’ll stop hazing.”
USA Needs Funds
The goal of $800,000 which has been set
for the Boy Scout Building fund campaign
for the Sam Houston area council is less
than half reached, as the Friday deadline ap
This money is going to one of the nation’s
finest organizations for the developing of
men, the Boy Scouts of America.
These boys will be leaders of tomorrow;
they will be called on to serve their country,
as they have in the past. The leadership
ability of Boy Scouts has been demonstrated
in many of our great leaders, and now this
leadership training program needs help.
The boys need money for the badly-over
crowded camps that are essential to their
training. Without the money, many boys
will be denied the privilege of being Boy
Money invested in the Boy Scouts is in
surance for tomorrow. Help the next gener
ation, and help them now, when they need
CLYDE E. HESSE, unit advisor
of the College Station army reserve
area, has been promoted to lieu
tenant colonel. Hesse has 15 years
active duty with the army.
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THE SEVENTH ANNUAL Tex
as Conference for Veterinarians
will be held here June 3-4. More
than 250 people are expected to at
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A. D. FOLWEILER attended the
annual Gulf State section meeting
of -• the American Foresters society
May 6-7 in Alexandria, La.
CADETS BEGAN TURNING IN
uniforms Monday. The military
property custodian requested that
all issued items be clean or they
will not be accepted.
. LT. FRANCIS SPREEN, a grad
uate of A&M has arrived^ mi
Okinawa for active duty witli the
29th regimental combat team.
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CAPT. BERNARD J. Kulhanek,
a graduate of A&M, is taking part"
in Exercise Spearhead, large-scale
army training maneuver being
held this month at Fort Hood.
Vessel To Cruise
In Western Gulf
The A. A. Jakkula, oceanographic
vessel, will make a ten-day cruise
in the western Gulf June 1.
The Jakkula will join the United
States fish and wildlife survey
vessel, Oregon, to make a cooper
ative study of the offshore region
between Corpus Christi and
Several members of the oceano
graphy department w'i.l 1, make the
Students or staff members inter
ested in making the cruise may
contact Dr. Dale Lefpper in room
26 of the Old Science building.
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Lawrence Sullivan Ross, Founder of Aggie Traditions
“Soldier, Statesman, Knightly Gentleman”
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BOB BORISKIE, HARRI BAKER Co-Editors
Jon Kinslow Managing Editor
Chuck Neighbors .........Sports Editor
George Manitzas - City Editor
Barbara Rubin Womans Editor
John Akard - Feature Editor
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Letters to the Editors
MSS. One is a book. It is not a
magazine or periodical. It is a book,
an anthology, of student writings,
most of which were submitted as
papers in various courses in Eng
lish. Its purpose is to encourage
good writing among students in
all courses and all Schools of the
College. It is not confined to the
writings of students in Arts and
Like any other book not pub
lished for profit, part of its ex
penses must be subsidized. MSS.
One is subsidized by a former
student, who wishes to offer his
personal encouragement to our
students in their efforts to write
Because it is a book, MSS. One
does not compete with or overlap
any magazine or periodical. In
deed, if the editors of any campus
publication wish to use any ma
terial in MSS. One, the permission
will be promptly forth coming. I
understand that one or two pieces
in the book will be carried by com
I congratulate the authors of the
articles and the compilers of MSS.
One. I hope the student publi
cations on the campus will support
this little book.
S. S. Morgan, Head
Department of English
Recently, our board of directors
was presented with a revised
“Articles of the Cadet Corps”,
which it accepted and promised to
“consider” at its July meeting.
They had surely better give some
highly intensive consideration to
the proposed changes. If they do
not, or if they decide against the
corps consolidation therein provid
ed for, they will have sanctioned
one of the steps which will have
resulted in a degradation of Texas
A&M and which, if continued, may
quite possibly have this effect:
The year is 1965. The place,
Houston, Texas. The occasion, a
stag party in the evening of April
21. One man says to another, “Hey,
Joe, where did you go to school?
I’ve often wondered.”
Joe replies, “I’m a graduate of
Texas A&M College of the class of
’57. Ever heard of it?”
“Oh, yes! That’s what they used
to call what is now the University
of Texas School of Engineering and
Agriculture at Bryan, isn't it ? I
was through there a few days ago
—was very impressed by the new
women’s dormitories just com
pleted on a formerly vacant lot in
front of the “Student Union Build
ing’. You must be proud to be an
“Yes, I supose I am,” Joe whis
Students in agricultural engi
neering 305 are working on a
drainage system for the animal
husbandry field ju^t north of the
The system, including cost, will
be submitted to Roy C. Garrett,
instr’uctor, next week.
7:30 p. m.—Texas A&M Czech
club meeting, room 3D, MSC.
Election of officers for next year.
Refreshments will be served.
Accounting society meeting,
MSC. This will be the last meeting
of the year. Next years officers
will be elected.
Agriculture Economics club
meeting, room 411, Agriculture
building. Election of officers for
the Fall semester will be held.
“Say, Joe, didn’t they used to
have a pretty fair officers training
program there on the campus?”
Joe murmers, rather self-con-
ciously, “Yes, they did. I was a
member of the Ross Volunteers—
don’t supose you ever heard of
them, either, though—and I found
much of the military life a great
source of pleasure and help to me.
In fact, our basic policy was cen
tered around the acceptance of the
responsibility of developing the
students — especially the entering
Now they just accept students,
period. If they don’t develop at all,
okay; or, if they develop in the
wrong way, that’s okay, too. Yes
we once had a good school there
south of Bryan, but, man ‘THEM
DAYS IS GONE FOREVER!’
L. E. Shepard, Jr.
Class of ’57
To The Editors:
Since so many of you readers en
joy the antics of those masters of
the art of satirism, Cadets Slouch
and Simp, we suggest that these
gems be collected in one volume
and published. The popularity of
this comic strip on the campus
would insure immediate success.
Gene Stubblefield ’56
Bob Domey ’56
To Attend Classes
Graduating seniors will be re
quired to attend all scheduled class
es during the week before grad
uation, said J. P. Abbott, dean of
Instructors are required to turn
in all unexcused absences and these
will be considered sufficient rea
son to retain a students degree,
he said. i
The 10th birthday of the
College Station Council o f
Church Women was observed
at a luncheon Friday at the
A&M Presbyterian church.
Mrs. E. B. Middleton, general
chairman, read an original poem
that gave a history of the council
and as the past presidents names
were mentioned, a candle ©n the
birthday cake wa.s lit for each.
Past presidents honored were
Mesdames J. C. Miller, F. I. Dahl-
berg, John Hillman, L. S, Paine,
F. L. Thomas, O. S. Alien, E. G.
Smith, D. L. Belcher and Ddni Da
Mrs. David H. Morgan, presi
dent, presided at the luncheon.
Following the poem, a “ques
tionnaire game” was played with
Mesdames C. N. Shepardson, J. S.
Mogford, T. W. Leland, T. H. Swy-
gert and Gordon Gay serving as a
panel of experts.
A quartet composed of Mesdames
J. C. Stewart, W. W. Caudill, A. B.
Alter and Marvin Butler accom
panied by Mrs. Philip Goode, sang
“Lullaby” by Brahms and “Long,
As a preface to the offering,
Mrs. Horace Bass and Mrs. Miller
presented a summary of spiritual
gifts that could be given by the
Two -thirds of the offering will
go to the state council and one-
third to the local chapter - .
The tables were set with pan
sies and ivy as center pieces and
a salad luncheon was served by
the women of the A&M Presby
The luncheon ended with the
singing of “Blest Be the Tie That
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