The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 22, 1954, Image 1

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a Battalion Number 273: Volume 53 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1954 Price 5 Cents Vote Planned To Name Council For Non-Regs The election of civilian dormi tory floor and ramp representa tives has tentatively been set for Sept. 30, Bennie Zinn, head of the student affairs department, an nounced Tuesday. “We are wafting \intil the civil ian students get settled and have a chance to get acquainted,” he aaid. Thirty-six students will be elect ed from the civilian dormitories, aid these students along with the house master and dormitory sena tor* will elect representatives to the proposed civilian student coun- cfl. All the members of the 14-man council will be elected from the floor and ramp representatives. Functions Explained Zinn explained the functions of the dormitory repi’esentatives and the council like this: The council will handle problems arising among the civilian students. At least two days before each council meeting, the floor and ramp representatives will meet to dis cuss any problems that have aris en. If the problem concerns all the non-military students, it will be taken to the council. Howevw, if the cadet corps is also concerned, the matter will also be>-discussed with the cadet colonel. If the problem is still unsettled, then it will be taken to the student senate. }The election planned for Sept. 30 will be conducted by the house master in each dormitory and the ramp and floor representatives will be elected only by the men they will represent. Area Representation The number of representatives to be elected from each civilian Directors Accept Awards for System A total of $111,405 in grants-in- aid, scholarships, fellowships and gifts was accepted Saturday by the A&M System board of directors. A&M received gifts, scholarships and fellowships in the amount of $66,900; the Agricultural Exten sion service got a $15,000 gift from the Farmer-Stockman magazine; the Agricultural Experiment sta tion received a total of $29,705.00 in grants, scholarships and fellow ships; gifts and scholarships worth $3,680.00 were accepted for Prairie View A&M college. Of the $66,000 accepted for A&M approximately $52,000 was for scholarships, the remainder being gifts and fellowships. A&M Film Society Tickets On Sale Tickets for the A&M film society are now on sale at the main desk of the Memorial Student Center. The tickets are $1.25 for stu dents and $1.50 for non-students. The first film has been set for Oct. 1 and is titled "Sentimental Journey.” housing area are BizzeU, 3; Mitch ell, 4; Milner, 4; Leggett, 4; Wal ton, 3; Law, 4; Puryear, 4; College View, 8; Project Houses, 1, and day students, 1. From these students, represen tation on the council will be one from each dormitory, two from College View, one from the project houses, one from the, day students and the three civilian representa tives of the student life committee. Zinn said the dormitory senators will not be members of the coun cil, but they may be called to meet with the council if they are needed to discuss a particular problem. “I hope we can elect some good men to the council,” Zinn said. Distribution Set For Calendars Distribution dates have been set for the issuing of the All-College calendars, it was announced by Pete Hardesty, business manager of student activities. All regular military science and air science students will receive their calendars vei-y soon while day students will receive theirs at. drill Thursday. Non-military students will be is sued their calendars by their house masters, while day students will get theirs through their counselor, Mr. Breazeale, in 1-H Puryear starting today. College View and Project House Apartments will receive calendars through their student managers. Department heads have taken care of distribution among 1 their faculty. These calendars will be distribut ed thixmgh the courtesy of the de partment of student activities,. Russell Serving In Haiti for Year Dr. Dan Russell of the agricul tural economics and sociology de partment, is in Haiti as community activities specialist. Russell left July 15 on a yedrs leave of absence. He is accom panied by his wife, and will return next summer. Russell received his BA degree from Baylor university, and a masters degree in sociology from the University of Chicago. He has held honorary positions as president of several welfare and social organizations, and has di rected and organized a clinic for crippled children in College Sta tion. Ticket Sale Closes About 2,000 tickets have been sold locally for the Oklahoma A&M game Saturday accoi’ding to Pat Dial, business manager of ath letics. Tickets will be on sale until 5 p.m. today. CHS Classrooms r To Be Ready Soon The classroom section of the A&M Consolidated high school should be completed by Sept. 27, said Dr. L. S. Richardson, superin tendent. This part of the new building, which will house the ninth through the twelfth grades, will contain 14 classrooms and the principal’s of fice. All of the classrooms are complete but the chalkboards. Rest roorhs and the prinicpal’s office are yet to be finished. The assembly music center is expected to be completed some time in December or January, Rich ardson said. This section of the building is designed to seat 600 people during programs, with as many as 250 performers. It can be expanded by using the band room to seat nearly 900 during spe cial occasions. The furtherest per son from the stage will be only 57 feet away. The contract for the building, which is located east of the present high school building, was awarded to Andrew-Parker Construction company and will cost approxi mately $300,000. The assembly music center was built in an oval shape to provide maximum space with low walls, all eight feet tall, and a simple structural system having all arches the same size. The dome shape offers more economical space with its minimum outside walls. Swinging doors were eliminated from the classrooms and the walls are removable. The entire ceiling surface is covered with acoustical tile to cut down the sound level throughout the building. Students will meet classes In the new building starting September 27. TALKING POINT — Mimi Garibay demonstrates why Padre Beach, Texas, is becoming one of America’s most popular year-around resort areas. It is located in the lower Rio Grande Valley 20 miles from Old Mexico. She is holding two maracas—dried, pebble-filled gourds used in Mexican dances. A&M Lags Reiiind System Increases Reports from each of the college presidents of the A&M System show that A.&M has probably fal len behind in enrollment increase. The repprts, given at the A&M System board of directors meeting hel-e Saturday indicate increases for the other three colleges and for A&M. Here is the list of the oral re ports: Texas A&M President David H. Morgan said that A&M was starting off the year with enthusiasm, and that “we now have a student life program that everone will support.” He said the enrollment would in crease only slightly this year (The increase was later reported at 3.14 per cent.), but that he expected it would go up next year “because of the program started this year.” He said there were a few more organizational improvements need ed at A&M. Arlington State College President E. R. Hereford esti mates a 30 per cent enrollment in crease, from 1,500 to 2,000 students. About 500 of Arlington’s students are Korean veterans. Arlington was given a $30,000 budget increase to cover the addi tional expenses. Hereford also said Arlington had started a program of remedial courses and courses for above aver age students. Weather Today CLEAR Clear all day. High yesterday was 90 degrees; low last night was 56 degrees. Arlington students this year also had optional military training, as decreed by the board last July. At the time of the board meet ing, when the enrollment was in complete, 485 boys had signed up for military and 447 had chosen civilian status. Tarleton State College The big plans for the year at Tarleton, according to President Joe Howell, center around Stephen- ville’s centennial celebration this year. Tarleton Will take part in all the festivities, with a history pageant and Tarleton’s homecom ing game scheduled for the last day of the celebration. Howell said Tarleton’s enroll ment would be up, “in spite of the drought,” but he did not know ex actly how much. Prarie View A&M President E. B. Evans said Pra irie View anticipated an enrollment increase, and that new dormitory areas were being prepared to take care of the new students. He said Frame View had just completed its freshman and faculty orientation period, and was prepar ing to register returning students. Extension Staff Changes Given Two new staff changes in the Texas agricultural extension ser vice were announced by G. G. Gib son, service director. E. C. Martin was appointed as administrative assistant and John E. Hutchison, horticulturist, will succeed Martin as state leader. As administrative assistant, Mar tin’s main wo»k will be with oi-- ganized rural community impi-ove- m^nt. He joined the staff in 1928 and has risen from a county agri cultural agent to state leader. Hutchison taught vocational ag riculture in Missouri City and Bay City before joining the extension staff in 1945 as a county agricul tural agent. Applications Open Applications for meeting rooms for student organizations and clubs will be accepted in the social and educational department of the Me morial Student Center beginning at 8 a.m, Friday, September 24. Morgan Says No One Is Trying to Destroy Corps News of the World NEW YORK—(A>)_Averell Har- riman won the Democratic nomi nation for governor early today after a heated state convention bat tle with Rep. Franklin D. Roose velt jr. Wildly cheering demonstrations for each candidate preceded the balloting, which did not begin un til after midnight. Harriman got sufficient votes for the nomination at 1:07 a.m. EDT. MIAMI, Fla. —Brooks Ken dall filed a voluntary petition in bankruptcy today in Fed eral District Court, listing as sets of $20,790 and debts of $29,291. He is professor of economics at the University of Miami. UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. — <A>> —Four women in the public gallery threw anti-Soviet leaflets onto the floor of the U.N. General Assem bly today just as Soviet delegate Andrei Y. Vishinsky was about to speak. U. N. security guards ex pelled them. The leaflets bore the name of “The American Friends of the Anti- Bolshevik Block of Nations, Inc.— Ukrainian Division,” which had been picketing across the street. “Deprive the U.S.S.R. and her sat ellites of U. N. membership,” they urged. N aval Reserve Unit May Re Organized A naval security group division may be located in Bryan or College Station. Cmdr. R. E. Veverka, district of ficer for reserve naval security group, eighth naval district, has asked Lt. Thomas E. Comfort of 600 Thompson South, to make a survey of the possibilities of estab lishing a division here. The division will be a 48 drill- pay unit and will be engaged in training radiomen and yeomen for the naval reserve. Any naval reservist, officer or enlistee, who is interested may contact Comfort. Election To Name Senior Yell Leader The election to fill the senior yell leader vacancy is being held fz'om 1 to 6 p.m. today in the Me morial Student Center. Candidates for the position must be a- classified senior, a member of the cadet corps and have a grade point ratio of 1.25. Corps seniors are the only quali fied voters. President Speaks At Oath Ceremony President David H. Morgan yesterday told the corps of cadets that “no one is trying to destroy the corps” at A&M. Then he listed five things that would be a detriment to the corps if allowed to happen here. Morgan was speaking at the oath-taking ceremony for cadet officers, attended by the entire cadet corps. After saying that neither the board of directors, the faculty, nor the administration was trying to destroy the corps, Morgan then said that it Was up to the individual members of the corps to strengthen it. These were the instances he gave of things that he con sidered would be detriments to the corps: • “If irresponsible persons usurp authority, as happened once last year.” He was re- fering to a group of students packing the bags of stpdent John Clark. “We cannot afford another Ql^rk case here,” he said. He also referred to the student who was dismissed for mental hazing last week as an exam ple of a student who usurped author ity. • “The establishment of groups or cliques within the corps,” spe cifically including secret fraterni ties. Eighteen students werq suspend ed last spring for being members of the Tonkawa Tribe, a secret fraternity. They were later re instated. Morgan said the board of direc tors had instructed him that, the penalty for membership in a secret fraternity from now on would be dismissal. Wanta Teach German Kids Our Lingo? Opportunities to teach American history and English in Germany are being offered to teachers and graduate stu dents by the Institute of In ternational Education. Grants will cover travel, tuition, maintenance and books for one year. Applicants. should be a United States citi zen, speak German, own a batchelors degree or its equiv alent and be in good health. Applicants can apply by writing the Institute at one East 67th street, New York, City. Drop Deadline Set For Early October The last day for dropping courses with no grade will be Oct. 2. Courses dropped after that date will carry the grade of F. Courses may be added until Sat urday, Sept. 25. Changes in courses registered for may be made on the written recommendation of the head of each department con cerned and with the approval of the student’s dean. Foreign Students To Hold Meeting There will be a meeting of all foreign students in the Y.M.C.A. chapel tonight at 7 p.m., according to Bennie A. Zinn, head of the de partment of student affairs. There will be discussion on immi gration regulations, college pro gram and policy, social customs in the United States, economic prob lems and customs in the United States, geography and political philosophy of the United States, and religious customs in College Station and the United States. All foreign students, other Ag gies and staff members are invited to attend. A short social program will follow the discussion. • “M a k i n g raids on other schools.” “Whenever one man in an A&M uniform commits an act of de predation on another campus, to the public, the corps of cadets is doing it,” he said. • “Spreading rumors.” “Check your facts carefully be fore you spread a detrimental ru mor,” he said. • “Failure to follow the will of the majority.” After something is decided by the majority, everyone should fol low along with it, and all work to gether, he said. He warned against letting emo tions replace judgement in mak ing decisions. Morgan also made a plea for cooperation between military and civilian students. Morgan said actions of the board, the faculty, and the admin istration had “proven their faith in the corps.” He said the board had approved consolidation of the corps, the fac ulty had rejected the idea of mak ing A&M a civilian college, and the administration was trying to get special privileges for A&M as- a military college. Morgan said the defense depart ment could, if it wished “destroy the corps,” but that he did not believe it would. In closing Morgan said that in his opinion one of the most dis tinguishing traits of A&M stu~ (See MORGAN on page 2) FROM WALL TO WALL—Guion hall manager Tom Buddy (lower left) looks up at Guion’s new CinemaScope screen. Installed during the summer, the screen is 39 by 16 feet, compared to the old screen’s 14 by 19 feet. It is part of a $2,500 installation that includes Cinemascope’s anamorphTc lens. Buddy hopes to install setreophonic sound before the end of this school year. Guion will open Saturday night after the football game.