The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 21, 1955, Image 1

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Battalion Number 17: Volume 55 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1955 Price Five Cents World News By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS—Premier Edgar Faure yesterday won a free hand from his own Cabinet to replace the Sultan of Morocco with a three- man regency and start a French- Moroccan reform aimed at peace in the strife-torn protectorate. The ministers, in effect, wrote the Sul tan’s walking papers. All eyes turned to Rabat to see if and when aging Mohammed Ben Mou- lay Arafa will walk. * * * BUENOS AIRES—In a cold rain, Juan D. Peron took refuge yesterday aboard a Paraguayan gunboat in Buenos Aires Harbor. The rebels whose revolt shatter ed his 10-year dictatorship de manded that the fallen dictator- president be intercepted and arrested. Political asylum is highly regarded in La'tin Ameri ca, however, and this increased Peron’s chances for escape to neighboring Paraguay. ★ ★ ★ MEXICO CITY—Tampico offi cials opened government food stores yesterday to care for 20,000 persons homeless and hungry as a result of the devastation of Hur ricane Hilda. The once mighty storm, now dying in the mountains of central Mexico, took three more lives in San Luis Potosi today, flinging the total dead through Vlexico to 25. "Ar "Ar 'Ik HONG KONG —The Chinese Reds have released two Ameri can women missionaries they tried but failed to pressure into admitting spy charges. Miss Dorothy Middleton, 42, of Cicero, Ill., and Miss Sarah Perkins, 63, of Charleston, S. C., walked across the border into Hong Kong and a tender reunion with missionary friends. ★ ★ ★ MOSCOW — The Soviet Union and Communist East Germany to day signed agreements which they announced restore soverignty to East Germany, but provide that Russian troops must remain sta tioned there for defense purposes. BAFB Tour Planned For Local Kid Day The College Station Kiwan- is Club and Bryan Air Force Base will help local citizens celebrate National Kid Day this Saturday with a guided tour of the air base. | Two hundred children from Con solidated Elementary School and 50 from Lincoln Elementary School will meet in front of Con solidated High School at 7:30 Sat urday, to board buses for the base, where they will be joined by a slightly larger group from Bryan. The groups will be conducted on a guided tour of the base’s training facilities, including sta tionary pilot training, movies and inspection of T-33 jet training air craft. The College Station club has sponsored the celebration since the first Kid Day, 7 years ago. When the Bryan Kiwanis Club was or ganized they joined the College Station club and BAFB in spon soring it. Weather Today Forecast for today is partly cloudy with widely scattered thun der showers. Temperature at 10:30 a.m. was 86°. Yesterday’s high was 95° with a low of 73°. P 7*: OFFICIAL LOT—Due to be completed soon, the new parking lot east of the coliseum wall be used primarily for visiting dignataries who might be attending some of the var ious events held here. At other times, the lot will be used mainly for cars of the coli seum personnel. Plans are for the lot to be surfaced with asphalt and rock and complete with curbs and gutters. It will be used for some of the football games even if it isn’t completely finished. Memorial Student Center, I Visitors Can Stay In MSC Ed. Note: This is the first of a series of articles on the Me morial Student Center’s depart ments, activities, policies and problems. A vote will be held Sept. 28 and 29 to decide if students want to pay the $2 union fee. These articles are designed to give readers the basic knowledge they will need to decide how they will cast their vote. The “Living Room of Texas A&M,” the Memorial Student Cen ter, is also the bedroom for many visitors to the campus. These vis itors include Aggies’ girl friends and parents, short course and other conference registrants, and other persons here on the campus for one reason or another. The policy followed for allocat ing guest rooms is as follows: Applications for guest rooms in the Center for football games are accepted during May only for the following football season. Appli cants should apply for one room only. Only students and exes can get rooms for this period, with a specific number of rooms assigned to both groups. All rooms are used during one football game weekend Employees Club Social Thursday Approximately 400 new mem bers of the faculty and staff of the college will be guests of President and Mrs. David H. Morgan at the first social of the year at the A&M Employees Dinner Club, Thurs day evening. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Student Cen ter ballroom followed by dancing to the music of Ernie Martilleno and his Caper’s Combo. David Fitch is general chairman and G. W. Schlesselman is in charge of tickets. Tickets may be purchased at the main desk of the MSC until 7 p.m. Wednesday, department heads are requested to pick reservations for their new staff members as soon as possible. Tickets for old staff and faculty members will be $1.5t each. The September dinner is tradi tionally a major social event of the year and a large attendance of new and old members is anticipated. Formal or informal dress may be worn. * Audio Committee To Meet Sept. 17 The Audio Committee of the Me morial Student Center will hold its first meeting 'of the year in room 2-B of the MSC, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. said James S. Hancock, chairman. The meeting is open for all re turning students who were mem bers last year and for all new stu dents interested in high-fidelity for Exes’ reunions. For social events weekends ap plications are received only from students and must be made in May for the following school year, Sep tember through May. Only grad uating seniors should apply for rooms for graduation exercises. Class reunions are handled by the Former Students Association, the office reserving rooms in the MSC on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications for'guest rooms for short courses of College and Sys tem depai’tments are determined by the committee handling hous ing for the particular course. The Center follows instructions of the Housing Committee of the Short Course Steering Committe in hous ing those attending. Students Enroll On Scholarships Eleven students are enrolled in the School of Agi-iculture this year on scholarships granted by the Sears-Roebuck Foundation. They are Jon L. Hagler, William Jackson Bowner, Allan Jerome Butschek, J. U. Dedear, Delmar Albert Deterling, Frank James El lis jr., Alvin Joel French, Vernon Faeon Hargrove, Tommy Lynn Keith, Dwane Gary Pepper, Buck Oliver Rountree and Kenneth F. Teltow. Each year, the Sears-Roebuck Foundation provides 10 scholar ships of $200 each and ones for $250 for students attending A&M’s School of Agriculture. Selections are made and scholar ships awarded on the basis of need, record in high school and sincerity of desire to study agri culture. To determine who gets rooms, a drawing is held in June for foot ball weekends and social events weekends. Those whose names are drawn are notified during the sum mer. There is a separate drawing for student applicants, and another drawing for former student appli cants. For the football games students and former students whose names are not drawn make up an auto matic waiting list for each of the football weekends. Students not receiving rooms for social events weekends form the automatic wait ing list for the particular week end. The list for rooms on football and social events weekends form the priority waiting list these weekends. Should a cancellation occur, the next numbered applicant is notified and offered the room. The waiting list policy for short courses is determined by the Hous ing Committee of the group con ducting the program. (The second of this series will continue tomorrow). Room Applications For Meeting^ Due Applications for meeting rooms for student organizations and clubs will be accepted in the Social and Educational Depart ment of the Memorial Student Center beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday. All club presidents or their representatives should contact Mrs. Ann/ Keel, Social Director of the Center, for their meeting room reservations as soon as pos sible. Straw Yote On Student Planned Union Fee Parking Lot, Street Work To Finish Soon Along with the street east of White Coliseum, a new “of ficial” parking lot is due to be completed soon. The new lot, accomodating 147 cars will be used primarily to care for cars of visiting dignitaries for the different events here, and to take care of all physical educa tion personnel housed in the col iseum. Most of the base material has been finished on both the street and the parking lot and the storm sewers have been laid for the street. The street will be concrete al most to Anchor Hall complete with curb and gutters. The parking lot also will have curbs and gutters but will have an asphalt rock sur face. Even though it won’t be finished, the lot will be used for parking ac comodations for some of the fall events unless rainy weather makes this impossible. Student Chaplains Plan New Program A&M’s seven student chaplains will travel to Ft. Parker State Park this weekend and meet with J. Gordon Gay, secretary of the YMCA, to plan a spiritual life pro gram for this year. The chaplains, largest group in A&M’s history, are Steward Coff man, civilian; Joe Blair and Char les Payne, civilians; Harry Scott, Corps Chaplain; Bill Thomas, first regiment; Sam Layden, second reg iment; and Bill Gilbert, air force. These students will, with help fi'om denominational leaders, lead the spiritual activities on the A&M campus. Maj. Owen C. Martin, chaplain from Fort Hood, will be a special guest at the meeting. He is at tached to the Fourth Armored Di vision in Combat Command A at the army base. Ticket Sales Low For LSU Game Only 500 student tickets had been sold up to noon Tuesday for the A&M-LSU game to be played in Dallas, Satui'day, said Pat Dial, athletic business manager, yester day. Wednesday, 5:00 p.m., is the deadline for buying these tickets. Prices for tickets are $3.25 for date and general admission tickets and $1.00 for student tickets. To buy a student ticket you must pre sent an ID card and Student Ac tivity card along with the neces sary buck. In Hensel Park Civil Defense At Work Hensal Park will be the scene of a realistic drama in disaster relief tomorrow evening, when evacuees from a nearby town, victims of a make-believe tornado, will be brought into the evacuation center there for medical care, shelter and food. The event will be a highlight of the Civil Defense Conference being held at the Memorial Student Cen ter. Every service of Civil Defense will be demonstrated, according to Mrs. Grace Martin, State Coordi- Senate To Meet The Student Senate will hold its first meeting of the year tomor row night. Introduction of guests, appointment of committees and other new business will make up the agenda. A seating plan for football games is now being work ed out, according to Byron (Scotty) Parham, Senate president. nator of Women’s Activities in Civil Defense and Disaster Relief. Representatives from 40 or more women’s organizations in the state will participate. Miss Jennie Wilmot, from the University of Texas, will be master of ceremonies for the progi'am. Lo cal irsen and women w r ill direct var ious demonstrations. John Hill will be coordinator of activities from all the safety offi ces, Rip Collins will direct traffic and identification of persons, Bar ney Welcha will be in charge of in formation during the demonstra tion, Capt. Stanley Cable will op erate the communication center, Mrs. C. C. Doak and Mrs. W. H. Ritchey will be in charge of the first-aid stations, Mrs. G. G. Gib son is chairman of the Red Cross mass feeding demonstration and Virgil Phipps will direct rescue teams and equipment. Boy and Girl Scout troops and scout leaders will work in several areas. They will also demonstrate different types of mass feeding ar- xangements. The National Guard field kitchen, Biyan Air Force and A&M College mess halls will co operate in demonstrating open trench and other methods of cook ery. Demonstrations in water pur ification and sanitation also have been arranged. Due to limitations in facilities arid equipment, attendance at the evacuation demonstration is re stricted to delegates of the confer ence, participants in the demonstra tions and a few special guests. Enrollment Enrollment in A&M Consolidated schools according to Les Richard son, superintendent of schools, is 1,458 as of Tuesday. There are 1,142 students in A&M Consoli dated and 316 in Lincoln school. Booth by MSC P. O. Thursday, Friday A straw vote, to feel out student reaction toward the $2 per semester Student Center fee, will be held tomorrow and Friday by the post office in the MSC. Official balloting will be Sept. 28 and 29. Bud Whitney, MSC Council president, pointed out that the council would obtain information as to the main areas of discontent in the Center’s operation from a student view point. The results will not be released, he said Approval of the fee will enable the MSC to continue its services unimpaired, said J. Wayne Stark, director. He said the alternative in the absence of the fee would be a cutting of personnel which would in turn lead to lessening of services '♦’to students. Air-conditioning, Cougars Vie Against ‘12th Man’ For some football teams the usual workout against an eleven man squad isn’t enough. They have to get into shape to withstand the awe inspiring vocal strength of the A&M “12th Man.” Earsplitting, stadium-filling yells of the khaki clad cadets have been known to blot out signals of their opponents and shake them to a low ebb grid iron manueverability. But University of Houston Coach Bill Meek isn‘t taking any chances, at least as far as the “12th Man” is concern ed. The Cougar eleven star ted workouts this week to a Hit Parade of Aggie yells. To get the Cougars ready for the game to be played here Oct. 1 Meek is playing a tape recording of the Corp’s contin ual yells over a public address amplifier every day for the rest of this week and next in the University of Houston practice field. Korean Vets Must Register for Bill Only 700 of the 1,000 Korean veterans who were here last fall and spring have registered for this year’s GI Bill, Bennie A. Zinn, Vet erans’ Advisor, said yesterday. All veterans who have not reg istered must do so immediately at Room 102 Goodwin hall, Zinn ad ded. The September checks for those students under the GI Bill will not arrive until Oct. 31 rather than Oct. 20 as scheduled. All future payments will be received the 20 0 f each month. Wh a t's Cooki ng Newman Club will meet at 7:15 tonight at the St. Mary’s Student Center. Tommy Toudoze will pre side at this first meeting. check-cashing, furniture maintenance, housekeeping of meeting rooms and corridors, and floral decorations are oth er activities which would have to be curtailed, he said. If a majority approve the as sessing of the fee, it will be com pulsory from this semester on. The union fee vote was authorized by the state Legislature during its last session, the law providing that the Board of Directors call such an election, canvass the returns and declare the results. The original purposes of the MSC, as stated in its Constitution included the providing of facilities for meetings, short courses, and conferences of the citizens of Tex as, so as to make the Center a functional unit in the cultural and educational life of Texas. Other purposes were providing extra curricular educational program for the students and staff; the provid ing of more adequate opportunity for friendly association among the students and staff; and foster so cial and cultural phases of student life. If approved the fee will be bud geted partly for expenses in the free areas, such as meeting rooms, lobby and hallways, and partly for other student activities centering in the MSC. A&M Professor Named Secretary O. M. Holt, assistant professcjr of agricultural education has been named seci’etary-treasurer of thie Southexm Regional Conference fqr 1956. The Southern Regional Confer ence, which is composed of leaders in the field of agricultural educa tion from 12 southern states, will hold its 1956 annual meetin in Houston in March. Holt’s term of office will exterid through this conference. His du ties will relate primarily to con ducting correspondence for the or ganization, assisting in planning the program for the 1956 confer ence and compiling minutes of meetings held during the confer- ANNUAL PREDICTION—You can always tell that foot ball season has come ’round again just by taking a stroll through the two corps’ areas. Freshmen have been busy painting and nailing and the traditional football signs are up. Shown is the sign for the coming game with Louisiana State University in Dallas this weekend which was made at Texas A&M by Texas Aggie freshmen of A Cavalry. All military units have completed signs similar to this one for the coming game. According to the signs A&M is the winner, needless to say.