The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 28, 1955, Image 1

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    The Battalion
Number 21: Volume 55
Price Five Cents
Union Fee Up For Vote;
To Continue Thursday
Students Can Cast Ballots
At Booth in Student Center
Voting began at 8 this morning on the Student Union
fee of $2 a semester during the regular term and $1 per
semester for the summer term. If passed by a majority of
the students voting in the election today and tomorrow, the
fee will be compulsory beginning with this semester.
The $2 fee, as all students realize after having paid
their fees, was collected at registration. The Fiscal Office
decided it would be easier to refund the money to students
than it would be to try and collect it after the election.
The booth for the balloting is by the Post Office in the
Center. It will close today at 5 p.m., will open tomorrow nt
8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. The Election Commission is haild-
^■Jing the election.
This fee, which was auth
orized for the A&M System
Board of Directors by the last
session of the State Legisla
ture, will be used for the operation,
maintenance and repair of the
MSC. Results of the election will
be canvassed by the Board, which
is meeting- this weekend on the
Throughout last week and this,
members of the various MSC pro
grams have been working to ex
plain the purposes of the Center,
what it has to offer to students,
and why it has to carry on certain
programs which students sometime
dislike. This last mentioned effort
was about criticism leveled at the
Student Center for the short
courses held there—most students
not knowing that this was a part
of the Center’s reason for being
The persons directly concerned
with the Center have not been the
only ones helping with the cam
paign to get students to vote in
favor of the union fee. Other stu
dent organizations, the main ones
being the Student Senate and Sen
ior Class, have voted unanimously
in favor of resolutions endorsing
the compulsory fee.
J. Wayne Stark, MSC director,
has expressed the hope that all
students would vote in the election
today and tomorow
Civilians May
File For CSC
Until Friday
Filings for this year's Civ
ilian Student Council will re
main open until 1 p.m. Friday.
Elections will be held Oct. 4.
Requirements for the posts
include a 1.0 grade point ratio,
status of civilian student for at
least one previous semester, and no
scholastic or disciplinary probation.
A representative is elected from
each two ramps or each floor of
the civilian dormitories, and each
row in College View. The Council
representative is then elected at a
meeting of the ramp, floor, or row
representatives and each respective
student senator.
Those students interested in fil
ing for the eelctions may do so
with their house masters, the stu
dent manager in College View, or
the civilian advisors, W. G. Brea-
zeale and Robert O. Murray.
Ballots may be obtained from
civilian house masters or senators,
and they will be distributed in
College View.
No provisions for day student
voting have been made at present.
A&M Selected
To Compete For
A&M has been selected to
participate in the Rockefeller
Foundation Theological Fel
lowship Program this year ac
cording to J. Gordon Gay, gen
eral secretary of the YMCA.
Gay will travel to Houston Oct.
11 to take part in a regional meet
ing of the Foundation. During the
meeting scheduled to take place at
Rice Institute, qualifications and
possibilities for interested students
will be discussed.
“It is an honor for A&M to be
selected to take part in the fellow
ship,” Gay said.
The purpose of the Fellowship is
to enable a student to decide for
himself whether or not he would
be interested in the ministry or
other full-time Christian^ work.
“It is not the purpose of the
Foundation to steal men away
from industi'y,” Gay pointed out.
“But just to give the interested
persons an incentive and a period
that they might find out if they
would be suited for this type
The Fellowship will pay for only
one year of study in an approved
School of Theology. At the end
of this year, if the student feels
that he wants to go on with his
studies in this field, there are other
scholarships that can be arranged.
On the other hand, if the student
sees that the Ministry or Christian
Service is not for hirrt he can step
out with no hard feelings or mis
Interested students can obtain
details concerning this program by
contacting Gay at the YMCA.
By Necessity
\\ TAW Pays Its Own Way
As Commercial Station
Battalion News Editor
WTAW is not a commercial sta
tion by choice, but because of ne
cessity—dt would not pay any other
way, said Henderson Shuffler, Sys
tem Director of Information and
“I would like to see an educa
tional station here,” he said. “But
the college couldn’t justifiably af
ford it.”
When radio was new WTAW was
purely an educational set up. It
was moi’e or less a ham station op
erated by the Electrical Engineer
ing Department to train technicians
and announcers in a new field. As
radio advanced into big business it
became more and more expensive
to operate the station. Shuffler
By 1940 the board of directors
had allocated a total of $90,000.
The station was taking too much
from educational funds so it had
to be revamped into a self-sustain
ing business.
For a while WTAW was run on
a semi-commercial basis. Shuffler
said. But there isn’t any such thing
as semi-commercial. You have to
go all the way to make it pay for
itself. At this stage it was costing
the college anywhere from $000 to
$1,000 a month, and it had to stop,
What's Cooking
7:15 p.m.
Knights of Columbus will meet
tonight at St. Mary’s Student Cen
ter, for installation of officers.
5 p.m.
Wrestling club will meet at 5
p.m. in the stands of White Col
iseum. Officers will be elected.
he explained.
Now the station is being run
strictly on a profit-making basis,
and we have to slate the programs
that our advertisers want. It can’t
be run for a minority, but has to
please the majority of listeners.
We do, in a sense, still offer ed
ucational services to the state,
Shuffler pointed out. Occasionally
WTAW does a series of programs
on agriculture, education and col
lege life, such as the program they
are planning to do soon on the wa
ter program in Texas. These pro
grams are offered to other net
Another education service is al-
loting time for the Radio News
Writing class, which is taught by
the Journalism Department. Dur
ing the spring semester members
of the class put on news casts.
“Sponsors don’t always buy this
time,” Shuffler said, “but wa are
glad to help the students.”
“If there is any way we could
find out what kind of programs the
students like, and when they could
be reached, WTAW would be hap
py to sponsor a program of that
type,” he concluded.
News of the World
MOSCOW — The Soviet government and the British
Embassy announced yesterday warships of the two countries
will exchange visits Oct. 12 through Oct. 17. A British
squadron of six ships headed by the aircraft carrier Triumph
will call at Leningrad, and six Russian warships led by the
heavy cruiser Alexander Suvorov will visit the British naval
base at Portsmouth.
★ ★ ★
WASHINGTON—Secretary of Agriculture Benson
conceded yesterday he was wrong in tagging Wolf Lad-
ejinsky a security risk. He said the experience gave him
some new ideas on security matters which he passed
along to President Eisenhower. But Benson declined to
tell Senate investigators what he had told Eisenhower.
That, he said, would be violating a confidence.
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CAIRO, Egypt—Premier Gamal Abdel Nasser told a
crowded meeting last night that Egypt has agreed to supply
Czechoslovakia with cotton in exchange for arms. Nasser
said the Western Powers had refused to supply Egypt arms
unless the Egyptians agreed to conditions this nation could
not accept.
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NEW YORK—The United States and Britain called
on Russia and other countries yesterday not to contribute
to an arms race in the Middle East. They issued a joint
statement within hours after Egypt notified Britain she
has accepted a Russian offer to supply her with arms,
reportedly in return for cotton.
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MIAMI, Fla.^—Hurricane Janet, a tremendous storm with
the killer instinct, ripped across Swan Island with 125-to-
135 m.p.h. winds yesterday, then headed toward British Hon
duras and Yucatan.
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DALLAS—Ray Hope Clem, 72, Dallas lumber dealer
and real estate developer, was convicted by a federal jury
yesterday of offering a $1,000 bribe to a tax agent last
March in an income tax investigation.
LAREDO, Tex.—Dist. Judge R. D. Wright, yesterday,
issued a temporary injunction that will keep the state from
trying suits in Lasalle and Jim Wells counties of $834,000
against Duval County Political Boss George B. Parr.
Policy Statement
Outsiders Moved
From Dorm itories
A statement of policy on the
housing of outsiders in college dor
mitories has been released by the
Office of the Dean of Student Per
sonnel Services. The points of this
policy, which has been endorsed by
the Executive Committee of the
Academic Council, are as follows:
There will be a curtailment of
the housing of outsiders in student
dormitories during the regular
school year. Students are not ex
pected to share their rooms with
outsiders, unless the visitor is a
friend. Outside groups will not be
housed in A&M dormitories, ex
cept as individual members of such
World Series
On MSC TV Sets
Brooklyn and New York will
perform baseball tricks for
fans at A&M on the television
sets of the Memorial Student
Center between the hours of 11
a.m. and 3 p.m.
Starting today in the Assem
bly Room, the World Series,
telecasts will be in the assem
bly, social and ballroom Thurs
day, the ballroom and social
room Friday, and the ballroom,
social room and assembly Sat
Seating Plan
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groups may be accommodated on
a “friend” basis. Where such ex
ceptions are contemplated, how
ever, specific approval must be
granted by the Commandant, where
military dormitories are concern
ed, or by the head of the Student
Affairs Department, where the
visitors are to be in a civilian dor
Departments of the college con
ducting short courses during the
regular school year are to plan to
limit the size of them, in order
that the conferees may be housed
in the Memorial Student Center,
local hotels and motels.
Because the summer enrollment
at A&M is such as to permit the
housing of numerous and rather
sizeable groups in student dormi
tories, the various college depart
ments should make efforts to bring
here, during the summer months,
short courses and conferences.
Some of the conferences which
have been here during the regular
terms are, if possible, to be desig
nated for summer.
No commitments for housing of
any groups in college dormitories
are to be made by the short course
director, or by any other person,
without first having cleared the
matter with the chief of housing.
Mothers & Dads
Pass On Budget
A&M Consolidated Mother and
Dad’s club passed a proposed bud
get of $2,275 towards buying need
ed supplies for Consolidated
schools announced Mrs. R. V. Hite
The money will come from club
dues, Christmas cards the club is
selling, magazine subscriptions,
community supper, pet show, and
junior and senior card parties.
“We hope to purchase first aid
equipment, film strips, film rentals
and a film screen for the high
school,” Mrs. Hite said. Playground
equipment, maps and charts, blinds
and fans for the senior high school
will also be purchased.
Other officers of the club are:
Mrs. J. G. McGuire, senior high
vice-president; Mrs. W. A. Varvel,
junior high vice-president; Mrs.
George Huebner, elementary vice-
president; Major David Philips,
treasurer; Mrs. John Sperry, sec
retary; and Mrs. William G. Brea-
zeale, publicity chairman.
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New Senior Court
Chosen; Meet Soon
The 1955-56 Senior Court has
been chosen, and approved by Col.
Joe E. Davis, commandant. Mem
bers of the Court were chosen by
the two presidents of the courts,
the Corps commander and the
Corps law officer.
William H. Sellers is president
of Court A and Joe B. Foster is
vice-president. Other members are
Cecil M. Crawford, Robei’t W.
Young, Sam C. Laden, William L.
AAUP Will Meet
In MSC Tonight
The local chapter of American
Association of University Profess
ors will hold its first meeting in
the MSC Ballroom tonight from 8
to 10 p.m.
“Dr. David H. Morgan, president
of the college, will make a brief
talk that should be of great inter
est to members and prospective
members of AAUP,” said Jack T.
Kent, club president.
An invitation is extended to all
members of the faculty and those
engaged in research. Refreshments
will be served at the meeting.
Joint Effort Wins
Squadron 24 and A Athletics
won the best sign contest for this
week on a joint project. The sign
is hanging on the southwest cor
ner of Hart Hall. Squadron 8 and
D Infantry won honorable men
Huskey, Walter K. Kuykendall,
John D. Cunningham, Harold S.
Bassett, Walter H. Parsons III and
Harold Jacobson.
Donald L. Burton is president
of Court B and Sam D. Lackland
is vice-president. Other members
are George L. Uitre, Richard A.
Barras, Cyrus M. Johnston, Wel
don W. Walker, Homer A. Martin
Jr., Darrell L. Steakley, Troy Sum
merlin, Robert W. Sears and Glenn
D. Buell.
There is equal representatation
between the air force and army on
both of the courts, with 11 of each.
An organizational meeting will
probably be held before the first
regular session of the court, ac
cording to William D. Von Gonten,
Corps intelligence officer.
New Directory On
Sale Next Month
“We hope to have the new direc
tories on sale by Oct. 30” announ
ced Ross Strader, director of Stu
dent Publications yesterday.
The work is' being carried on as
quickly as possible and as soon as
it is completed it will be turned
over to the printers, he added.
YMCA Cabinet
The YMCA Cabinet voted to sup
port the student union fee at their
first meeting of the year held
Monday night in the LaSalle Hotel
in Bryan. First meeting for the
entire association will be held Mon
Poll Tax Sales Start
Saturday In Bryan
The drive to sell poll taxes for
next year and to secure 1955 ex
emptions for persons becoming 21
or over 60 will begin at 8 a.m.
Saturday in the Tax Assessor-Col
lector office in Bryan.
All persons over 60, living in the
city limits of Bryan, must secure
an anual exemption. This also in
cludes all persons living in the
newly annexed territory of Bryan.
To vote in the 1956 presidential
election, each person must have a
1955 exemption or a poll tax re
ceipt. Nine state constitutional
amendments will also be voted on
in November of next year.
In addition to the voting privi
lege attached to the payment of a
poll tax, a person may also attend
and vote in political party precinct
conventions, serve as a delegate
to county, state and national poli
tical conventions; serve on grand
juries; sign certain petitions; and
hold certain offices.
Persons who are not qualified to
vote are those under 21, idiots and
lunatics, all paupers supported by
the county, all persons convicted of
a felony and all servicemen who
did not go into the draft from
Brazos County.
Weather Today
Forecast today is widely scat
tered showers this afternoon. Tem
perature at 10:30 a.m. was 85 de
grees. Yesterdays high was 82 de
grees and a low of 71 degrees.