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    The Battalion
Number 25: Volume 55
Price Five Cents
News of the World
WASHINGTON—Secretary of State Dulles disclosed
yesterday he has twice told Russia that Comnfunist arms
shipments to Egypt would not “contribute” to lessening of
^the world’s strains. He said American officials “still hope
It will be possible to avoid” getting into any arms race in
the Middle East.
lAr 'At 'At
UNITED NATIONS—India’s V. K. Krishna Menon
f called on the world yesterday to renounce war and throw
away its atomic weapons. “There is only one way before
the world and that is for the nations to renounce war
as an instrument of national policy,” he said at the end
of a two-hour speech closing the U.N. Assembly’s gen
eral debate.
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WASHINGTON—The Eisenhower administration was
described” yesterday as “much concerned” lest the govern
ment lose revenue through proposed changes in the excise or
sales taxes. The administration position was expressed by
Dan T. Smith, special assistant to Secretary of the Treasury
Humphrey. He was the first witness as a House Ways
nnd Means subcommittee opened hearings as a possible pre
liminary to overhaul of the century-old excise tax system.
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SEGUIN, Tex.—The grand jury which indicted Rep.
John Bell (D-Tex) in the veterans land scandals was de-
* dared illegally constituted yesterday. Dist. Judge W.
W. Ellison, ruling on another indictment returned by the
jury, upheld an attorney’s arguments that the jury was
not qualified to act because <me of its members had not
paid his poll tax. Bell had been indicted on charges of
conspiring to steal $154,000 under the program.
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JERUSALEM—An official Israeli announcement said
one Israeli watchman was killed and two others were wound
ed last night by gunfire near Gilat settlement, 15 miles east
of the Egyptian-held Gaza Strip.
Sen. Johnson Named
Presidential Possibil ity
AGGIELAND, 1955—After a long and impatient wait,
Bob Bell finally gets up to the head of the line to get his
’55 annual, 2,700 of which arrived from the printer yester
day morning. Mrs. Susie Ablon, wife of last year’s leading
hitter on the baseball team, keeps one hand on the annual
until Bell has signed his name. Standing behind Bell is
Lamar Blaschke.
Junior College
Conference Hears
Personnel Dean
Air Force Officers
Taking Meteorology
College and university student
personnel programs vary greatly,
fcoth in terms of type of organiza
tion and in extent of services of
fered, tht 12th annual Junior Col
lege Conference held here Monday
and Tuesday, was told at the clos
ing session.
The speaker, Dr. Robert B.
Kamm, dean of student personnel
services, who spoke on “Rehabili
tation in Discipline,” said that
“some institutions assume little re
sponsibility for out-of-class activ
ities of students, whereas others
provide extensive services aimed
at aiding in the full maturation of
•students, mentally, physically, so
cially and spiritually.
“It is their belief,” Dr. Kamm
declared, “that the educational pi’o-
gram of a college or university con
sists of both instruction services
and student personnel services.
This point of view, commonly spok
en of as ‘the student personnel
point of view,’ is well-presented in
an American Council on Education
brochure, The Student Personnel
Point of View. Along with a state-
,nient of philosophy and a discussion
of basic needs of college students,
a comprehensive listing of recom
mended student personnel services
-js presented.
“There is a widespread practice
in hig-her education today to pro
vide help in as many need areas
as is possible, although some in
stitutions because of budgetary re
striction, or because of the educa
tional philosophy of those respon
sible for its operation still provide
limited services.
“It is possible however,” he said,
“that a common denominator of all
institutions is the student respon
sibility for student conduct and dis
cipline. Although the degree of re
sponsibility assumed may again
vary from college to college, it is
doubtful if many institutions, if
any, overlook the matter of the be
havior of its students. If nothing
more, the concern,—in the event
of undesirable student conduct, may
be only a selfish one of public re
lations—’to take an appropriate ac
tion’— which will demonstrate to
the college’s clientele that it will
not tolerate this or that wrong.
“To be sure, there are some stu
dents who are unable to profit
from the college experience, even
with competent and sympathetic
help. When such is the case, or
when the continued presence.of an
offender threatens the welfare of
fellow students and the institu
tion, it may be necessary to sepa
rate that student from the college
or university.
“It must be recognized that in
stitutions of highei' education are
established for service to a rather
limited segment of society. Ex
treme deviates and those other
wise incapable of benefiting from
the college experience must be
served by other types of institu-
(See CONFERENCE, Page 4)
The third group of Air Force
lieutenants to be assigned by the
Air Force Institute of Technology
for the Basic Meteorology Train
ing Program in the Oceanography
Department arrived here early in
Their training will ’ extend over
a 12-month period. Studies will in
clude all course work in meteorol
ogy normally required for a bach
elor’s degree in meteorology plus
advanced courses in oceanography
and related fields. Graduates will
be qualified as weather officers and
assigned for duty at individual air
bases in the U. S. and abroad.
Upon their arrival, the officers
were enrolled in a two-week orien
tation course under the direction of
Roy Gaul and Carter Sparger of
the Oceanography Department.
The officers are Lts. George W.
Bureham, Irvin Dahlberg, Richard
A. Flores, Paul A. Garmers, Don
ald R. Giese, Ronald G. Hall, Gale
L. Haskins, Charles E. Hill, Jeffie
J. Horn, William C. Huckeba, Rob
ert E. Julien, Ralph N. Kimball,
Curtis G. Patterson, Ronald L.
Shearin, David C. Sparks, and Phil
lip J. Unrein. All of these officers
now hold bachelor degrees.
Lt. Howard Goode Jr. has been
assigned for work leading to the
bachelor’s degree in meteorology.
Those assigned for advanced
work in Meteorology are Capt.
Wayne Leach, for graduate study
in general meteorology and Capts.
William A. Finley and Gordon D.
Smith for work in radar meteorol
Dodgers Rap
Yankees; Take
World Series
Jubilation reigned over
Brooklyn yesterday as the
Dodgers rose up in the home
stadium of the New York
Yankees to take the seventh
and deciding game of the World
Series. Behind the strong pitching
of young Johnny Podres, the Bums
took the classic with a 2 to 0 win
over the team that had “jinxed”
them five times before.
Gil Hodges, who had received
criticism two years ago for his in
ability to hit in the Series, proved
the hitting hero for the Brooks,
driving in both runs. His single in
the fourth, driving in Roy Campa-
nella who had doubled, was all that
Podres needed as he held the Yan
kees to eight hits. The Dodger
pitcher got into a jam in the
eighth inning, but bore down to
pitch himself out.
Hodges hit a sacrifice fly in the
sixth to bring in the other Brook
lyn run, which, although not need
ed, doubtless helped ease the ten
sion on Podres.
By winning, Brooklyn became
the first club since the “four-out-
of-seven” duration was put on in
World Series competition in 1920
to lose the first two games and
then come back to win.
The Dodgers followed the odds
placed by the professional point-
makers perfectly—up to yester
day’s game. The odds were on the
Yankees for the first two games,
then Brooklyn was picked to sweep
the three in their own park, and the
Yanks were expected to end it all
(See DODGERS, Page 4)
News Briefs
Physical Fitness Called
Issue for Next Election
WASHINGTON—(TP) — Sen. Mansfield (D-Mont) held
out the possibility yesterday that next year’s presidential
race could match two men who have had heart attacks—
Dwight D. Eisenhower and Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas.
Another Democratic senator McNamara of Michigan,
said President Eisenhower’s illness makes it certain that
“physical fitness will be an issue” in 1956.
This will be so, McNamara said, not only in the election
campaign but in the party conventions.
A third senator, Bricker, (R-Ohio), said he thought Eis
enhower “ought to run” if he makes a complete recovery.
But Bricker added this is something the President must de-
♦cide for himself.
i Still another Republican,
system Board
Okays Leaves
For Staffers
Leaves without pay were
confirmed by the System
Board of Directors at their
meeting Saturday to the fol
lowing staff members:
William J. Waldrip, assistant
professor of Range and Forestry,
will serve as specialist in range
and pasture management on the
F.O.A. Project at Saltillo, Coahu-
ila, Mexico.
John D. Ebbs, of the English de
partment, and J. M. Skrivanek of
the Modern Language department
were both granted leaves until
Aug. 31, 1956. Ebbs will continue
work on his PhD at the University
of North Carolina, while Skrivanek
will continue a fund raising cam
paign to establish a Chair of Slav
onic Languages.
A. J. Kingston, director of guid
ance and associate professor of
psychology, will be on leave until
May 31, 1956 to accept employ
ment with the U. S. Educational
Mission to Ethiopia."
TWO MEMBERS of the Animal
Husbandry Department will attend
the Brazoria County Fair in Angle-
ton tomorrow. Dr. O. D. Butler will
judge sale cattle, while J. K. Riggs
will discuss cross-breeding as re
lated to range cattle production, for
a group of cattlement. Riggs also
will judge breeding cattle Oct. 13
at Giddings.
* * *
FRED HALE of the Animal Hus
bandry Department is serving his
sixteenth straight year as swine
superintendent for the State Fair
of Texas. He wil be in Dallas, Oc
tober 6-14 serving with the Fair’s
Swine Division, according to Dr.
J. C. Miller, head of the Animal
Husbandry Department. Hale said
that at least 1,400 hogs ai’e ex
pected during the show. There will
be 700 in the open show and that
many or more in the junior show,
he said.
* * *
DR. R. O. BERRY of the Animal
Husbandry Department has been
chosen by national headquarters of
Sigma Xi to help in establishing
a new chapter at North Texas State
Teachers College. Dr. Berry will
give the formal charge during cere
monies Oct. 13. Sigma Xi is a pro
fessional fraternity in which mem-
pership is offered only to those
workers who have done significant
original reseai’ch.
Weather Today
Midnight Yell Practice
RV Applications
Can Be Picked Up
Applications for the Ross Volun
teers can be picked up from repre
sentatives in each Corps dormitory
by juniors meeting the qualifica
tions. These requirements are a
2.0 g.p.r. in military or air science
and a 1.5 overall grade ratio.
The dorms and representatives
are as follows: 1—John Cunning
ham ; 2—Dexter Lackland; 3—
Charles Bremer; 4—Bob Barlow;
5—Don Emerson; 6—Harold Jacob
son; 7—Paul Harrison; 8—Marrion
Williams; 9—Walter Parsons; 10—
Larry Dousin; 11—John Scarbor
ough; 12—Buddy Biehunko; 14—
Warren Martin; 15—Bob Fuller;
17—Jennings Bunn.
Sen. Kuchel of California,
called for a moratorium dur
ing the period of Eisenhower’s
recovery on public speculation as
to who would make good candi
dates in 1956.
Kuchel, just back from a Euro
pean trip, said at a news confer
ence he considered it “almost dis
respectful” to be tossing out names
while the President is still con
Mansfield told newsmen an Ei
senhower-Johnson contest “is not
an impossibility” but added these
conditions: “If both continue their
recovery, if their doctors say they
are well enough and if they desire
to run.”
Eisenhower was described yes
terday as relaxed, cheerful and
making satisfactory progress
“without complications.”
Johnson, the Senate Democratic
leader, suffered his attack three
months ago. He missed the last
month of Congress, but recent vis
itors to his Texas ranch report
Johnson appears in fine health and
looks forward to taking up his key
Senate post again next year.
McNamara, without naming po
tential candidates, suggested in an
intei’view that “the people will be
reluctant to vote for any man for
president whose health is not ro
bust.” He said Eisenhower’s sick
ness has dramatized the fact that
the presidency is “a man-killer
job” requiring strength and vigor.
Band Gets Rough Treatment
CHS Line Coach
Talks To Lions
Larry Hayes, line coach at A&M
Consolidated High School, spoke to
the College Station Lions Club
Monday on Consolidated’s physical
education program.
“Our facilities at the present
time aren’t adequate,” he said. “But
they are improving. We do have an
adequate enrollment.”
He pointed out that the most im
portant part of a physical educa
tion program wasn’t to build ath
letes, but to make good citizens
who would be useful in society.
Temperature at 10:45 a.m. was
84 degrees. General forecast is
broken cloudiness to improve to
scattered clouds. Widely scattered
light rain showers. Yesterday’s
high was 94 degrees and low was
Battalion Staff Writer
The Texas Aggie Band, which
recently received much praise and
favorable comment on its perform
ance and attitude, has made,
through various individuals in it, a
complaint about its treatment at
the last midnight yell practice.
Some of the members are of the
opinion that the “mob” they faced
Friday night would trample any
and everything unless confronted
with a saber.
According to some of the Band
seniors, here is a description of the
kind of yell practice we had last
Up until the Band reached the
street in front of the Exchange
Store, nothing seemed to be hap
pening out of the ordinary. At this
time, the crowd threatened the
movement of the players in such a
way that they had to quit playing
and fight back to keep from being
Reason and commands were out
of the question as members of the
crowd refused to relent even when
confronted with the usually power
ful senior ring.
Most of the Band members said
they were not worried about bodily
harm but were more concerned
about their instruments. A rough
estimate of the value of instru
ments carried by the marching
Band would be about $200 per per
son. Counting the 240 members,
this comes to a grand total of $48,-
As the struggle continued to the
Grove, the condition seemed to get
worse with one senior actually be
ing knocked down while showing
his ring to the crowd pi’essing clos
est to him.
Reaching the Grove, the Aggies
stopped crowding and entered into
Health Report
Bryan led College, Station 57 to
22 in number of reported cases of
vai'ious diseases for the weeks end
ing Sept. 24 and Oct. 1. According
to County Health Unit repoi’ts,
diarrhea led all diseases with 11
cases in College Station and 14 in
Influenza was next with two
cases in the city and 14 in Bryan;
third was strept throat with six
cases in CS and nine in Bryan.
the sport of throwing rolls of toilet
paper, which has already been un
der much adverse criticism by the
senior class.
Proof of the fact that the Band
was the primary target for the
night was seen when the yell prac
tice ended and 90 per cent of the
“Aggie confetti” was lying in the
area occupied by the Band.
At the senior meeting last week,
Tommy Short, head Drum Major,
made a plea for seniors to try and
stop the paper throwing because of
the danger involved.
Said one senior, “I’m afraid to
take a date to midnight yell prac
tice because of the flying confetti,
which gives the girl a pretty bad
headache when she gets hit on the
Another mentioned the instru
ment problem in connection with
the “confetti.” “A roll of toilet pa
per will inflict a considerable
amount of damage to most instru
ments,” he said.
Surprisingly enough, the Band
members express more surprise
and shock rather than ill feelings.
Said one, “We expect the sway
ing back and forth of the crowd
to bump us once in awhile, and we
feel the spirit of the yell practice
ourselves; but the complete disre
gard of our dates and instruments
leaves us with the feeling that
some students don’t think of us as
another Aggie who feels as they
In talking with a group of the
Band seniors, this thought was ex
pressed explicitly.
“We are not mad at the corps
nor are we trying to set ourselves
up independently from it. We just
wonder if other cadets have noticed
the wildness which seems to ac
company the yell practices lately.”
Math Sessions
Held In Academic
Help sessions in mathematics are
being held Horn 3 to 5 p.m. each
day, Monday through Friday, in
room 224 of the Academic Build
“Students needing extra help in
any freshman or sophomore mathe
matics course should come by at
any time during these hours for
additional instruction,” said E. C.
Klipple, head of the Mathematics
UP IN THE AIR—Roy A. Powell, sophomore Air Force
ROTC Cadet, climbs into a T-28 Trainer plane at Bryan Air
Force Base for his first indoctrination flight. Flights are
given to cadets to prepare them for some of the training
they can expect when they enter flight training as a
commissioned officer. A bill to come before the Senate
during the next season will, if passed, make regular flight
training a part of the Air ROTC program.