The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 19, 1954, Image 2

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Battalion Editorials Page 2 THE BATTALION WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 1954 Cadet Slouch • • • by James Earle TT’s Sing Familiar Story To College Officials Yesterday a group of students who say they are the only active members of a secret fraternity called the TT’s promised the col lege officials they would disband. The college seems to believe them. The college seems to believe the TT’s will be gone for good, never to come back, because these students say they won’t. It all sounds very familiar. In April of 1952, a similiar group of stu dents appeared before a similiar group of college officials. These students too, said they were only members of a secret frater nity called the TT’s. To quote from an official release from M. T. Harrington, president of the college then, “These students appeared in a group before the president of the college, the command ant, and the assistant dean of men and gave their word that they were disbanding their organization.” The release is dated April 4, 1952. Below is a copy of the Battalion’s front page of April 4, 1952, including a story saying the TT’s have promised to disband and Harrington’s official statement. It should serve as a reminder to the college. The confessed TT’s in 1952 were put on conduct probation “for the remainder of their school career.” This was also in the official statement, which ended, “For gener al information, effective this date, membei- ship in secret organizations of this type will be just cause for dismissal.” I It certainly is just cause for dismissal. If these students, sworn statements notwith standing, are allowed to stay here, or even given indefinite suspension, which will allow them to come back eventually, the college is going to have to have another TT investi gation, and another, and so on. Unless the college permanently dismisses these students, and weeds out the local peo ple who are “sponsoring” the organization, April or May of 1956 will see another TT in vestigation. The organization will continue to exist until it is jerked out by the roots, and thrown far away. The past has proved that you can’t trust a TT. New Hazing Rule Is Step Forward Last Friday The Battalion asked editor ially, “Just what is the college’s attitude to ward hazing?” Yesterday the Academic council answer ed by approving a college regulation that makes it mandatory that physical hazing be punished by indefinite suspension. This concrete policy is a step forward; now a student contemplating use of the board will know what is going to happen to him, and the threat of indefinite suspension will be a deterrent to him. The Academic council took another long- needed step yesterday—a complete study of the disciplinary system here, including un equalities of punishment. This study will show that there is a great amount of unequality in punishment here, both in different punishment for the same offense, and in different punishment for corps and non-corps students committing the same offense. These moves will clear things for both the students and the administration. I J}»Br J'r. «t Pv» C*ot Ot ts>r*l RwidPt>! The Battalion I’t* tuu.r is tm rtrex&n- «»./#.*;> 'TTs* I Jtsband; Confess To Ant hori ties ii <>| S A or*! * fi ul * ohnj: Starts Ot. 1! <£ I i 111 S' I Satuntny For (i' IVT'' * NS Trust wit Ms: Approve ~ Secret Ballot Official Statement \ Secret Fra fern tty' Member# Punishctl * * . f*f Put tiling Steel itw -* -J bf «<f»i J »*«•" «»..'« R.-I «*( * ...... •: •• **»i*mt •*» fW. wfcw* »S rS’Vr’. ’ ■T {fc* !»*<• t m## :(f r l »>{■ *t>. ><■> HyiWitty i Aim- -*mL«*** ftw-v •»**>*.' hi*** 9 *** ■•**■*>■ ; . A.'&r****? 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CHS has had by far its best sea son in all-round athletics winning district in almost all, regional in two, and going to state in two sports, Stark said. W. N. (Flop) Colson will be the master of ceremonies at the ban quet. The program will begin with the singing of the school’s songs, fol lowed by the invocation. L. S. Richardson, superintendent of the schools, will speak on the “Review of Athletic Achievements”. The presentation of the letters to the individual athletes will then be made by Coach Jim Bevans. Tennis letters will be presented The Battalion Lawrence Sullivan Ross, Founder of Aggie Traditions “Soldier, Statesman, Knightly Gentleman” The Battalion, official newspaper of the Agricultural and Mechan ical College of Texas, is published by students four times a week, during the regular school year. During the summer terms, and examination and vacation periods, The Battalion is published twice a week. Days of publications are Tuesday through Friday for the regular school year, and Tuesday and Thursday during examination and vacation periods and the summer terms. Subscription rates $9.00 per year or $ .76 per month. Advertising rates furnished on request. by Coach Horace Schaffer. Nine special awards will be given to athletes including the co captains of the football team and the captain of the basketball squad. Following the awards will be the address by Cutchin on the “Value of Athletics”. A dance will follow the banquet. The CHS football team won class A district play with a 10-1 seasonal record. The Tigers took the class A basketball district title with a re cord of 22-5. In class B baseball, the Tigers, at present, hold a record of 13-0. The Tiger tennis squad took class B district and went to state. The CHS track team went all the way to state and took second place at state. Bntered aa second-class matter at Post Office at College Station, Texas under the Act of Con gress of March 3, 1870. Member of The Associated Press Represented nationally hy National Advertising Services, Inc., at Ne^ York City, Chicago, Lo» Angeles, and San Fran cisco. News contributions may be made by telephone (4-5444 or 4-7604) or at the editorial office room, 202 Goodwin Hall. Classified ads may be placed by telephone (4-5324) or at the Student Activities Office, Room 209 Goodwin Hall. The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republi cation of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in the paper and local news of spontaneous origin published herein. Rights of republication of all other matter herein are also reserved. 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 James Earle - Cartoonist Larry Lightfoot v Circulation Manager Tomy Syler, Russell Reed, Pete Goodwin Roland Baird, and Narman Hill Circulation Staff LETTERS Editors, The Battalion In your editorial of Friday, May 18, you stated that the college did not punisji the three students charged with hazing severly enough. As we recall, some stu dents were charged with a theft which amounts to GRAND LAR CENY last fall. Just what was their punishment ? They were sus pended. Do you want to put these three students charged with so- called hazing on the same level as those students charged with theft? This may seem like a ridiculous comparison, but no more ridiculous than your comparison to traffic violations. We believe that A&M is only as big as the bigness of the heart of those associated with the school, and by lessening the punish ment, the school (the faculty that is) has shown itself to be great. Charles J. Tracy ’54 James De Lee ’55 Death of the husband or wife ends about 660,000 marriages in the United States each year. i-Tow Mm should . im au^ubate. -ruEte. pbesioemt > AR.MY SOME\WUE.<Z.E out rune it> oue PRESIDENT ! 'wou UD Ui'S Tm am 1 &OCJU SL-EEV62<> AM’ — PUU... OFP. UP> I ARMV WILL CAPRiM, DOWM TO Pt2re.*V'S> FOUM-r&iW AW DOW*. 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