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Number 279: Volume 53
Price 5 Cents
THAT TIME OF YEAR—Students and the rest of the
college community have gathered in the Memorial Student
Center to watch the Giants and the Indians battle it out for
the championship.
Civilian Voting Is
Four Changes Expand
Student Life Program
Four changes designed to ex
pand A&M’s student life program
have been approved by the Aca
demic council.
The changes are 1) establishment
of a student health services board,
2) establishment of a foreign stu
dent committee, 3) dissolvement of
the Memorial Student Center
board, and 4) clarification of dis
ciplinary regulations.
“These constructive changes,”
said President David H. Morgan,
31 Aggies Leave Today
With Coach Paul Bryant and his
staff still trying to inject more
spirit into them, 31 A&M varsity
footballers left this morning for
the University of Georgia game
^ Saturday afternoon.
Bryant announced three changes
jn his probable starting lineup,
a naming Bennie Sinclair instead of
< Gene Stallings at one end, Norb
Ohlendorf in place of Darrell
Brown at a tackle and Bobby
Drake Keith at a halfback, replac
ing Don Watson.
The complete probable starters:
Jack Pardee and Sinclair at ends,
Ohlendorf and Bill Powell at
tackles, Ray Barrett and Dennis
Goehring at guards, Lloyd Hale at
center, Elwood Ket'tler' at quarter
back, Keith and Joe Schero at
halfbacks and Don Kachtik at full
Pardee, Powell, Goehring, Hale
and Keith are sophomores.
Bryant said that Sinclair and
Ohlendorf, the Aggie cocaptains,
Allen To Assist
Seminar Planning
Clark Lee Allen, head of the eco
nomics department, has been ap
pointed to a committee to plan a
central banking seminar to be spon
sored by the Federal Reserve Bank
of Dallas during next spring.
Morgan H. Rice, vice-president
rof the bank, has called the first
meeting for Monday in Dallas.
Other members of the commit
tee are Dr. Charles L. Pi’ather of
the University of Texas; Dr. Aldon
S. Lang, of Baylor university, and
Dr. Roy L. McPherson, of South
ern Methodist university.
Dean Walter H. Delaplane, dean
of arts and sciences and formerly
head of the economics department,
has served on the planning com
mittee for similar conferences held
in recent years for teachers of
money and banking in colleges and
’tiniversities in the district spon
sored by the Federal Reserve Bank
of Dallas.
had earned starting chances after
their performances against Okla
homa A&M and in practice this
week. However, sophomore Stall
ings, who also turned in a good
job last week, will see much action
at Sinclair’s post, and Brown
should get in lots of time at
Ohlendorf’s spot.
The 31-man traveling squad is:
Barrett, Brown, Henry Clark, Bob
Easley, Billy Cranberry, Goehring,
Hale, Charlie Hall, Gene Hender
son, Billy Huddleston, George
Johnson, Kachtik, Keith, Paul Ken-
non, Kettler, Billy McGowan,
Ohlendorf, Pardee, Powell, Schero,
Bill Schroeder, Charlie Scott, Sin-
lair, Stallings, Troy Summerlin,
Marvin Tate, Sid Theriot, Richard
Vick, Don Watson, Larry Winkler
and Herb Wolf.
Extension Workers
End Meeting Today
The annual conference for ex
tension workers in Texas, which
ends today, climaxes a week of
training 'in fields of agriculture
and home economics.
County agents, county home
demonstration agents and other
extension workers attended the
The men received training in all
phases of animal husbandry, crops
and soils, dairy husbandry, ento
mology, horticulture, marketing,
pastures and poultry husbandry.
The women received training in
foods and nutritions, clothing, home
furnishings, landscaping, and fam
ily life education.
Dr. Evelyn Duvall spoke Thurs
day on “What 1 Teen-Agers Are
Really After” and “The Profes-
New FFA Chapter
To Be Organized
The first meeting of a new chap
ter of the Future Farmers of
America at A&M will be held Tues
day night in the basement of the
The new chapter will be the
Freshman Collegiate Future Farm
er Chapter. It is for freshman ag
riculture students who were mem
bers of the FFA in high school.
J". R. Jackson and O. M. Holt
of the agriculturel education de
partment will serve as faculty
sponsors of the organization.
sional Person as a Family Mem
She is family relations consult
ant with headquarters at Chicago,
Ill. A nationally known author,
her books include “Building Your
Marriage,” “Facts of Life and
Love,” “Family Living,” “Keeping
Up with Teen-Agers,” “Marriage
is What You Make It,” and others.
Other speakers for the meeting
were Frances Scudder, director of
the Federal home economics pro
grams; Reba Staggs, of the Chi
cago Livestock and Meat board;
Dr. Sumpter S. Arnim, University
of Texas dentistry school; William
Kramer, Sears, Roebuck, and com
pany; and L. R. Quinlan, Kansas
State college.
Meetings were held from 8:30
a.m. to 5 p.m. each afternoon and
one night program each day.
G. G. Gibson was director of the
Will Be Tuesday
Town Hall’s presentation of
the Sauter-Finegan orchestra,
originally scheduled for next
Monday, has been changed to
next Tuesday.
The All-College calendar
shows the orchestra set for
Monday, but it was changed
after the calendar was print
ed, said Bill Johnson, student
entertainment manager.
“are part of our forward-looking,
long-range plans for the college.
The Executive committee of the
council is to be eomplimafftted on its
exhaustive study and fine recom
Here are the changes in detail:
Health Services
The student health services board
will replace the hospital commit
tee, which is composed of five
members of the Academic council
and six students elected by the
Student Senate.
The new board will have broader
functions than the committee,
which was charged only with “ad
vising on operations of the college
The board has been set up to
make recommendations on any
phases of student health, reporting
to the president through the dean
of student personnel services.
The board will be composed of
five faculty members and three
students, all appointed.
Foreign Students Committee
The foreign students committee
will replace the present Latin-
American students committee.
Since an ever-increasing number
of A&M students are from coun-
tiies other than Latin-America, the
Academic council felt that the new
committee would serve the foreign
students better.
It will be composed of faculty
members appointed by the presi
dent. A sub-committee on Latin-
American affairs may be set up,
Morgan said.
The original committee was set
up when almost all of A&M’s for
eign students were from Mexico or
other Latin-American countries.
Now a number of students from
the Far East and other countries
■are among A&M’s 150 foreign stu
MSC Board
A board of faculty members re
sponsible for the operation of the
MSC has been dissolved.
Under the new setup, the MSC
council, composed of faculty, stu
dents and former students, will
be a standing committee of the
Academic council. It will be re
sponsible for the policies and op
erations of the center.
All fiscal matters of the MSC
will be channeled to the president
through the college business man
Disciplinary Regulations
The disciplinary code and appeals
part of the college regulations were
clarified to specify acts of mis
conduct and punishments.
The penalties include demerits
and extra duty tours for cadets,
separation from the cadet corps,
and suspension and dismissal from
the college.
The Battalion will carry a full
explanation of the new regulations
next week.
E. W. Harrison
Services Set for Board Member
Funeral services for E. W.
(Hook) Harrison, 62, member of
the board of directors, will be held
at 3 p.m. today in Graham. Har
rison died Wednesday from a heart
attack in his ranch home in South
Appointed to the board in 1944
to fill the unexpired term of F. M.
^Law, he had served continuously
iiince that time.
The Campus Security office
announced that the flag will
be flown at half mast Friday
in respect of Harrison. Al
though it is not the practice to
fly the flag at half mast in
the death of former students,
the security office said this
exception was being made be
cause Harrison was a member
of the board of directors.
Transferring to A&M from Bur-
After his graduation, he was oil was struck on the ranch and
superintendent of the experiment Harrison was able to pay off his
station at Spur for two years, purchase debts soon after they had
then farmed two years in Hunt been incurred.
county before serving in World The p artnership with Graham
^ ar lasted for approximately 25 years
Shortly after the war ended, and after the death of Graham,
Harrison worked in various oil Harrison bought the other half in
fields about six months, but re- terest in the ranch and went into
turned to A&M to accept employ- the cattle raising husiness on a
ment in the extension service as Iarge scale Hig cattle bugine6S
assistant county agent for Brazus along ^ the royaltie3 in oil and
Harrison’s death leaves the board leson junior college in Greenville, county. Ten months later, he pur- ^ otber p ro p er ty holdings pro-
■with eight members, but a replace- Harrison was graduated in 1913. chased half interest in the 3,000 y| ded w ith a substantial in-
ment probably will not be named While at A&M, his activities in- acre Graham farm in South Bend come
until January, when the governor eluded membership in the Ross and left the college to assist in
will have to fill two expiring Volunteers, editor-in-chief of the managing the ranch. He is survived by his widow,
terms, Henderson Shuffler, Sys- Student Farmer (the agriculture Although he obtained only one- who lives on the ranch in South
tern director of information and magazine of that period), and a twentieth of the oil rights to the Bend, and a son, E. W. Harrison
publications, said Thursday. member of the student council. farm at the time of the purchase, jr., presently living in Fort Worth.
At the Academic council meet
ing, Morgan announced three addi
tions to the council, the heads of
newly-created departments: W. L.
Penberthy, student activities; Ben
nie A. Zinn, student affairs; and
C. A. Roeber, business manager.
Five new heads of departments
appointed since June 1 were also
seated on the council.
They are Dr. C. L. Allen, eco
nomics; Dr. R. W. Steen, history;
Dr. G. P. Parker, education and
psychology; Col. R. D. Offer, mili
tary science and tactics; and R. L.
Whiting, petroleum engineering.
Is Last Day
For Filinp's
Filings for positions of ci
vilian student senators, civil
ian student and corps member
student publication board
members, and a senior election
commission member will close
tomorrow at noon.
Civilian students living in
Bizzell, Law, Puryear, Leggett,
Milner, and Walton who have
a 1.0 grade point ratio, and
have attended A&M for the
two previous semesters may
file for student senator.
Student Publications repi-e-
sentatives must have a 1.5
grade point, ratio, and election
commission members must
have a 1.0 g.p.r. to qualify.
Election for these offices
will be held in the Memorial
Student Center Wednesday.
Denton R. Wieland
Given Fellowship
Denton R. Wieland, graduate stu
dent was awarded a fellowship
from the Stanolind Foundation to
continue his studies in the field
of petroleum engineering.
Wieland will work toward his
doctorate in this field.
The award is one of 15 fellow
ships given by the Stanolind Oil
and Gas company in the United
Wieland, a native of Yorktown,
attended elementary and high
school in Falfurrias. After 30
months in the air force, he enrolled
at A&M. He was graduated in
1953 with a BS degree in petro
leum engineering.
As an undergraduate he had an
outstanding scholastic record and
was active in many student organ
izations. He served as president
of the Petroleum club and also
headed the Student Engineering
Dorms Choose
Representative s
Battalion Managing Editor
Heavy voting Thursday for civilian dormitory floor and
ramp representatives marked the first step in the forming
of the newly-created Civilian Student Council, with most dor
mitories reporting more than 50 percent participation in the
Incomplete and unofficial returns received by The Bat*
talion last night from the house masters indicated strong
interest by the civilian students.
By midnight, returns were in from all areas except Mil
ner hall, Walton hall and the project houses. Rain hampered
the election in College View, with only part of the voting
being completed in that area Thursday. Rain ruined some
ballots and voting boxes in^
this area.
Day students will vote on
their representative from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. today in room
l-H of Puryear hall.
A tie vote in ramps four and
five of Puryear will be settled in
a run-off. Bernard Polzer and
Zach H. Byrnes each received 13
votes in the election.
The number of representatives to
be elected from each area is Biz
zell, 3; Mitchell, 4; Milner, 4; Leg
gett, 4; Walton, 3; Law, 4; Pur
year, 4; College View, 8; project
houses, 1; and day students, 1.
From these representatives will
be chosen 11 members of the Civ
ilian Students Council. Also on
the council will be the three civ
ilian representatives on the Stu
dent Life committee. Dormitory
representatives from the Student
Senate will not be members of the
council, but they may be called to
meet with the council if they are
needed to discuss a particular
The council will handle problems
arising from the civilian students
if the problems affect all non-
military students. At least two
days before each council meeting,
the floor and ramp representatives
will meet with the dormitory stu
dent senators and house master to
discuss any problems that have
If the cadet corps is also con
cerned with any problems brought
before the council, the cadet colon
el will be called in to help study
the problem. If, after the matter
is handled by the council and it
still remains unsettled, it will be
taken to the Student Senate.
House masters reported the fol
lowing unofficial returns to The
Battalion last night:
Puryear Hall
Ramps 1, 2 and 3—Billy J. John
son, 26; Howard Tiller, 2; Henry
G. Ash, 1; Gilbert Garza, 1.
Ramps 4 and 5—Bernard Polzer,
13; Zach H. Byrnes, 13 (tie); Mu
tilated ballots, 4.
Ramps 6 and 7—R. L. Triddy,
15; John Clanton, 3; C. D. Fox-
worth, 1; Albert R. Jenkins, 1; Joe
Hershey, 1.
Ramps 8 and 9—Ted B. Mitchell,
19; Thad E. Johnson, 10; John
Evins, 5; James Jongeward, 1;
Raul Z. Trevino, 1.
Law Hall
Ramps 1, 2 and 3—Pete Good
win, 32; James Henson, 22.
Ramps 4 and 5—Dennis Wil-
(See CIVILIAN, Page 2)
News of the World
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.—Russia’s Andrei Y. Vishin-
sky yesterday proposed the elimination of all atomic and hy
drogen weapons by stages and the eventual use of atomic
energy for peaceful purposes only. Vishinsky put before the
U.N. Assembly at the end of a speech lasting one hour and
41 minutes the most complicated and detailed resolution on
disarmament so far offered by Moscow in the 9-year history
of the U.N.
* * *
SAN DIEGO—The Duval County Grand Jury
yesterday returned 21 indictments against a number
of unidentified persons—bringing to 101 the total
number of indictments returned since the panel be
gan its probe of county financial affairs several
months ago.
"A" "if
WASHINGTON—Sen. Joe McCarthy (R-Wis.) served
formal notice yesterday he will resist at length a special
investigating committee’s report urging the Senate to cen
sure him on misconduct charges.
■^r 'A'
AUSTIN—Atty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd said
yesterday he has filed in the U.S. Supreme Court
a supplemental petition for rehearing of the Phillips
natural gas case.
Group Names
15 Finalists
For Sweetheart
Fifteen finalists for Aggie
sweetheart for 1954-55 have
been selected by a 17-member
selection team, according to
W. D. (Pete) Hardesty, busi
ness manager of student activities.
The finalists were chosen from
a group of 57 pictures of girls
chosen by the student body at Tex
as State College for Women. The
pictures are numbered from one to
57. No names are given.
The numbers of the 15 finalists
are given to the dean of women at
TSCW. She informs the girls who
have been chosen.
After meeting the finalists in
person, the Aggie selection t«am
will choose the sweetheart Satur
The winner will be presented
during half-time ceremonies at the
corps trip football game between
A&M and Southern Methodist uni
versity in Dallas, Nov. 6.
Corps members of the selection
team are Frank Ford, Conrad Cum
mings, F. E. (Sonny) Tutt, Dale
Fisher, Pat Wheat, John Leim-
brook, Bill Utsman, John Bene
field, Wallace Eversberg, Jerry
Ramsey and Roy Cline.
Civilian students members ar#
Pete Goodwin, Art Garner, Allen
Pengelly, John Cozad and Dick
Don Shepherd represents The
Battalion as a non-voting member
of the selection team.
Three Aggies Get
Awards In Houston
Three Aggies received awards at
the Area III Future Farmers of
America awards banquet in Hous
ton recently.
John Hagler of La Grange re
ceived the state officer award and
$75. Arvill Newby from Spring-
town and Dannie Gansky of Schu-
lenburg each received the Santa Fe
award. This award was a certifi
cate and $75.
Jimmy Gartrell of Bay City,
Bruce Reat of Lexington, Eugene
Voekel of La Grange, J. L. Keohl
of Fayetteville and Jack Herzig
of Schulenburg were also honor
Professors Henry Ross, J. R.
Jackson, O. M. Holt and M. N.
Abrams on the agricultural edu
cation department attended the
meeting, which was held Sept. 23.
Jackson Honored
J. R. Jackson of the agricultural
education department will receive
the Honorary American Fanner
Degree at the 27th National Fu
ture Farmer convention in Kansas
City, Mo., Oct. 12. This award
was based on Jackson’s work as a
teacher of vocational agriculture
at La Grange.
Weather Today
Continued cloudy with thunder
storms and rain showers tonight
and tomorrow morning. Yester
day’s high was 87, and the low, 72.