The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 15, 1955, Image 17

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Thursday, September 15, 1955 THE BATTALION Page 3 Bill Awaits Senate AF Cadets May Fly Students Will Need 6 Hours Of Am. History After July 1 A bill passed by the House of J Representatives in its closing days last spring and now awaiting the Senate to reconvene in January could mean 35 hours of flight in struction for every physically qual ified Air Force ROTC cadet at Texas A&M. This bill has been second only to the new Air Force Academy on the USAF’s list of proposed legis lation. Now that funds for the newest service academy have been assured, Air Force top leaders have concentrated their effort on the AFROTC flying bill. As parsed by the House, the bill would give every physically qual ified Air Force ROTC cadet a minimum of 35 hours flight in struction during his sophomore year. Each cadet would then re ceive a CAA private flying license. Brig. Gen. Richard H. Carmi chael, the AF’s deputy personnel procurement chief, said the service was ready to move the program into 90 of the 188 AFROTC units at once. He put the cost at $1,800,000. Air port officials at A&M stated that this school is one of the 90 already prepared to begin the pro gram, and expressed disappoint ment that the bill did not gain ear lier passage. Gen. Carmichael said there would be a big savings in other areas of flight training, in that AFROTC cadets would be screened in actual flying. For example, a man who gets air sick would be detected and eliminated from any further Air Force flying. At the present time the air sickness probably would not be detected until the student had OUR MANY YEARS of experience in your com munity is assurance of dependable service Hillier Funeral Home HILLIER FUNERAL HOME Phone 2-1572 502 West 26th St. Bryan, Texas been commissioned and entered in a AF flying school. The washout rate today in US- AF flying schools is approximately 29 per cent, according to Gen. Car michael. Passage of the flying bill would reduce washouts in these schools, he said. AFROTC is furnishing and will continue to furnish the bulk of Air Force pilots. Gen. Carmichael said the bill “will stimulate interest among the AFROTC group.” 91.4 Per Cent Of Class of ’59 In Military Approximately 91.4 per cent of the freshmen class has elected to take military sci ence and live in the Corps of Cadets during the coming year, according to Dr. David H. Morgan, president of the college. A&M’s optional plan for Mili tary Science was approved by the System Board of Directors at their July meeting last year, stating all students have the option of taking military science or being a civilian student. Those students taking military science will live in the Corps, with all four classes living together, marking the second year of Corps consolidation. The optional military plan was presented to the Board by the Ac ademic Council, the governing body of the college composed of the heads of departments. All students in the Corps will wear the uniform all the time and will abide with the articles of the Cadet Corps, which is the same as last year. If a freshman or sophomore wants to get out of the Corps or drop military science, after regis tration, the procedure will be the same as dropping any academic work. After July 1, 1956 no person shall be granted a baccalaureate degree of any kind from A&M un til he has taken and passed six semester hours in American his tory. A student can have the option, at his request, to substitute three semesters hours of Texas history for three of the six semesters hours in American history required by the terms of the act passed by the state Legislature during its last session. The provisions of the act are in addition to existing laws requiring the teaching of state and federal Constitutions in state supported colleges and universities in Texas. These are history 306 and 307 at A&M. By action of the Executive Com mittee of the Academic Council, all curricula which do not include this requirement in full have been amended to include it for all stu dents who receive their degrees after July 1, 1956. In these cur ricula the additional hours needed to satisfy the requirement will re place an equivalent number of elective hours. The total number of semester hours required for the degree remains unchanged, accord ing to J. P. Abbott, dean of the college. Two sequences of history courses offered by A&M meet the new law’s requirement. These are as follows: • History 105 and 106 (History of the United States), and • History 325 (Trends in American history) and History 326 (History of Texas). The Texas history course will be offered be ginning with the spring, 1956, se mester. Students who have completed three or more semesters of college work before registering for courses in American history have been ad- Civilian Students Have Own Council A&M will have the Civilian Stu dent Council, put in operation last year, with it again for the coming semesters. Definite plans have not yet been made. The Council is composed as fol lows. Floor or ramp representa tives from each civilian dormitory are elected and they will elect a councilman from their dormitory area. The council will work toward better and friendlier relationships with the cadets and all parts of the college and toward improving all phases of college life. vised by Dr. Abbott to schedule history 325 and 326. Academic Building Classrooms in the Academic Building have been given new chairs and repairs needed have been made. 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