The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 03, 1955, Image 1

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    The Battalion
Number 42: Volume 55
Price Five Cents
Freshman Dies At A&M Pool;
Architect Dies Of Gu o Wou nd
COFFEE, PLEASE—Enjoying the facilities of the Fountain Room of the Memorial Stu
dent Center are a part of the more than 700 conferees here for the annual Extension Serv
ice Conference now going on at the Center. The Conference ends Friday.
Air Force Ball Friday Night
To Have Fireworks Show
A gigantic fireworks show, to presented in conjunction with
the Air Force Ball, will highlight
Friday night activities on the A&M
The spectacular $G00 display has
been purchased from Alpha Enter
prises, Inc., of Houston. It is to
be divided into two shows, one at
the Air Force Ball and the other
after midnight yell practice.
The ball, a costume affair with
an “Air Force Base in Morocco”
theme, will begin at 8:30 p.m. in
Sbisa Hall and will featui’e the
music of Bill Turner’s Aggieland
An Air Force Ball Queen will
be chosen from a group of ten fi
nalists at 10 p.m, and will be pre-
“sented by Col. Henry Dittman, pro
fessor of air science and tactics.
After her coronation the queen
Cafe Rue Pinalle
To Feature SMU
Talent from SMU will provide
the entertainment in the floor show
at Rue Pinalle Friday night in the
Recreation Room of the MSC.
* Featured on the show will be
Mary Lou Ramsey, singer; Roy
' Bokey and Martiele May, dance
team; Tom Fisher and Mary Mar-
*tha Gibson, novelty singers; and
a sister team, Philia and Merille-
Smith, fire baton twirlers.
The Student Union Board at
SMU is sending the students and
the Capers Combo will provide
music for the dance.
Pictures of couples will be made
for the first time in Rue Pinalle
at the dance Friday night.
Tickets are on sale in the Bowl
ing Alley for 75 cents each.
will be taken for a brief “flight”
in a 2/3 scale F-84 jet which is be
ing brought from Lowry Air Force
Base, Colo., by the Air Science De
Candidates for Queen and their
escorts ai’e Doris Brockman of
Beaumont, nominated by Pete Grif
fin; Dottie Alsup, Shreveport, La.,
James L. Hudson; Carol Co?:ar,
Dallas, Vic Lucas; Sandy Price,
Dallas, Allen Greer; Lila Morris,
Katy, Dwan Cozort; Patsy Stan
ley, Houston; Gregory Fourting;
Linda Gibon, Seegoville, Jack
Yell Leader Pleas
For Needed Trucks
Paul Holladay, head yell leader - ,
has made a plea for trucks to help
with the hauling of logs for the
Holladay doesn’t know exactly
where the logs will be cut as yet
but would like for anyone wanting
to donate the forest to contact him.
He has had one offer, but the
trucks would have to go through
The bonfire is scheduled to burn
Nov. 23, the night before the A&M-
TU football game. Work will be
gin in about ten days.
Radio Club Class
The A&M Radio Club is now
holding code classes on Monday
and Friday nights at 7, in the
room above the Memorial Student
Center bowling alley area. Any
one interested in learning code or
becoming a ham operator is in
vited to attend the classes. The
club also meets on the second and
fourth Monday of each month at
7:30 p.m. in room 2B of the Cen
Thropp; Suzie Goff, Dallas, Billy
Bedford; Elsie Love, Hammond,
La., Fred Urp; and Mary Jane
Nedbalek, Bryan, Weldon Stewart.
A faculty committee, headed by
W. D. (Pete) Hai’desty, will pick
the Queen from among the 10 can
While the queen enjoys her mock
flight through the sonic barrier
the first of the two fireworks dis
plays will begin.
The ball will end promptly at
11:30 p.m. at which time Aggies
and their guests will march to the
Grove for a pre-SMU game mid
night yell practice.
The second fireworks display
Avill begin immediately after yell
practice on the main drill field in
front of the Memorial Student Cen
The general public is invited to
both displays.
Senate Meeting
Tonight In MSC
The Student Senate will meet in
the Senate Chamber of the MSC
tonight at 7:30.
A report will be heard from the
Mess Committee on the laundry-
ing of waiters jackets.
New business will include the
sandblasting of “Sully” and the
discussion of what to do with the
Traffic ticket fund.
CS Boy Scouts
Supply Activity
For 250 Youths
(Ed. note: This is the sixth
in a series of articles on the ag
encies which will benefit from
your contribution to the A&M-
Co liege Station Community
Chest-Red Cross Drive.)
Arrowmoon District of the
Boy Scouts of America pro
vides scouting programs for
over 250 boys in College Sta
tion. There are two Cub
Scout packs and another being
formed for the colored youth, six
Boy Scout troops, and an Explorer
Post in the city.
,$2,000 of the Community Chest’s
$12,100 goal will go to the Boy
Scouts to help provide professional
leadership, supplies, records,
awards and other material neces
sary to the Scouting program.
Funds will also assist in the
maintenance of Camp Arrowmoon
near Hearne, and the three camps
of the Sam Houston Area Council;
Camp Strake, Camp Hudson and
El Rancho Cima.
(This series will continue to-
morow with an article on the ac
tivities of the Girl Scouts.)
Petroleum Student
Wins Scholar skip
Charles Bremer Jr., senior pe
troleum engineering major from
Palestine, was awarded the Socony
Mobil Oil Company Scholarship
Award in Petroleum Engineering
for the 1955-5G school year.
Bremer has maintained an over
all grade point ratio of 2.7 while
at A&M and has earned more than
50 per cent of his expenses while
in college. He is a member of Phi
Eta Sigma and the Tau Beta Pi
honorary societies and has been a
distinguished student every se
mester since enrolling in A&M. He
is an active member of the Ander
son County A&M club and the
Ross Volunteers.
In his junior year Bremer re
ceived the George P. Mitchell
award which is presented to out
standing petroleum engineering
SPUR THOSE MUSTANGS—It’s almost time for the
-A&M-SMU football clash, and A&M freshmen in the Corps
will probably be glad to take off the bottle-cap spurs
i they’ve been wearing all week. Strappin’ their spurs on
are Leonard Dorney from Mexico City and Bobby Langford
from Port Arthur, both of Squadron 3.
News of the World
TAIPEI, Formosa—An air-sea battle and artillery duels
roared along the offshore island front yesterday in a sudden
flareup of China’s dormant vest pocket war. The Nationalists
claimed their Thunderjets sank nine Red gunboats and other
craft despite a storm of antiaircraft fire from the ships and
Red guns on the mainland.
'At ^
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil—Juan D. Peron broke
off his exile in Paraguay yesterday and flew to Brazil.
His ultimate destination was announced as Nicaragua,
but speculation arose that the deposed President of Ar
gentina might be heading for Europe.
★ ★ ★
JERUSALEM, Israel Sector—Israel’s Premier offered
yesterday to talk peace with the Arab nations. In his first
speech since returning to the premiership after two years’
retirement, David Ben-Gurion told Parliament there is “no
real reason for an Israel-Egyptian conflict, but on the con
trary there is a fruitful basis for cooperation between the
two peoples.”
★ ★ ★
WASHINGTON—Sen. McCarthy, (R-Wis) said yes
terday he has “succeeded in uncovering facts, which, if
true establish the existence of a currently functioning
Communist cell” in the National Labor Relations Board.
★ ★ ★
ASUNCION, Paraguay—Anibal Arguello, part-time cor
respondent in Asuncion for the Associated Press and Time
magazine, has been under arrest since Friday for interview
ing former President Juan D. Peron of Argentina. Arguello
is a Paraguayan. The interview may have been a factor in
Peron’s decision to leave Paraguay. The government stated
Arguello was arrested after officials got word he was about
“to transmit sensational news.” The government acted in
fulfillment “of the right of asylum and to safeguard the
principles on which international understanding and friend
ship are founded,” the statement said.
★ ★ ★
DENVER—Secretary of Labor Mitchell said yes
terday he has abandoned any hope that the next congres
sional session will approve administration proposals to
change the Taft-Hartley labor law. But he said Presi
dent Eisenhower again will recommend changes to the
James It. Koym
Apparent Victim
Of Heart Attack
James Burnis Koym, fresh
man geology major from Pas
adena, died at the swimming
pool yesterday. He was a
member of Squadron 7.
At the time of his death, he was
in a 31 a.m. swimming class. His
classmates saw him floundering in
the shallow end of the pool and
pulled him out unconscious about
11:30. Art Adamson, swimming
instructor, gave the 19-year-old
student artificial respiration.
When police and firemen arrived,
they used artificial respiration and
oxygen continuously for almost
two hours, but could not revive him.
Apparent cause of death was due
to a heart attack. Koym had been
subject to blackouts all his life, ac
cording to fidends. The College
Hospital would not release any in
formation as to whether he had
any previous hospital record while
at A&M.
Survivors include his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Julius B. Koym, and
a sister, Vivian 14, all of Pasadena.
Funeral arrangements are being
handled by the Colonial Funeral
Home of Pasadena. Calloway-
Jones Funeral Home in Bryan made
preliminary arrangements before
the Pasadena funeral home receiv
ed the body.
Silver Taps will be held to
night at 10:30.
James Burnis Koym
A. Raker Shot ^
In Home While
Cleaning Gnn
Arch C. Baker, 55, system
architect for the A&M Col
lege System, died early yes
terday afternoon of an acci
dental gun shot wound in his
home at 104 Pershing St. in Col
lege Station.
The architect Was attempting to
pick up a telephone when the 20-
guage automatic shotgun he had
been cleaning apparently dropped
to the floor and accidentally went
off. The charge went into his
right side and he died on the way
to the hospital.
Precint 7 Justice of the Peace
John S. Royder gave a verdict of
accidental death by gun shot
Baker was found wounded in his
home by his wife, who hnd been
out in the yard when the accident
occurred about 2 p.m.
The System architect was a na
tive of Crockett, where he was born
Feb. 1, 1900. He had been System
architect since Sept. 1, 1953, hav
ing joined the System in 1944. He
attended A&M College in 1916-18,
1919-20, majoring in architecture.
Prior to coming to A&M he had
worked as an architect in Dallas
from 1929 to 1939 and at Texar
kana and Beaumont from 1939 to
Baker, who is survived by his
wife, and a son. Arch Baker Jr. of
Dallas, was a Mason, member of
Sul Ross Lodge 1300, and a mem
ber of the First Presbyterian
Church in Bryan. He served in
the navy during World War I.
Services will be held tomorrow
at 3:30 p.m. at the First Presby
terian church in Bryan. Burial
wil be in College Station City Cem
Funeral arrangements are' in
charge of the Calloway-Jones Fu
neral Home in Biyan.
Weather Today
The cold front that moved in
last night dropped the temperature
from 89 degrees high to 41 degrees.
Forecast is clear and windy until
around 5 p.m. The reading at
10:30 a.m. was 52 degrees.
Lt. Gen. Collier
To Be Visitor
Here Saturday
Lt. Gen. John H. Collier,
commanding general of the
Fourth Army, will be one of
the several military dignatar-
ies to visit the campus this
weekend for the observance of Fall
Military Day.
Gen. Collier, a former enlisted
man who won his appointment to
West Point, was commissioned a
second lieutenant in the Cavalry
in 1918. He was promoted to a
lieutenant colonel in 1941 and was
made a major general 27 months
later, during World War II.
Before receiving command of
the Fourth Army, Gen. Collier
served as * commander of Fort
Knox, Ky. He is known affection
ately as “PeeWee” Collier to his
Pie has been awarded the Dis
tinguished Service Medal, the Sil
ver Star with two Oak Leaf Clus
ters, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star
Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster
and various other decorations de
noting his achievements.
Two other army generals, Maj.
Gen. Mai - k McClure and Brig. Gen.
Robert M. Ives, will also be pres
ent for the activities scheduled
here Saturday.
1,914 Visit A&M
A total of 1,914 visitors were on
the campus in October, P. L.
Downs Jr., official greeter for the
college said. The visitors were here
for short courses and conferences.
Fall Military Day
Teague Will Visit Campus
Olin E. Teague, ’32, will attend
the Military Day activities here
Saturday, along with numerous
other army, air force and congress
men from all over the United
Teague, Democrat from College
Station, was born in Woodward,
Okla., in 1919. His father was a
native Texan, hailing from Lam
He was employed in the College
Station Post Office from the time
he entered college in 1928 until he
volunteered for military service in
1940. He was commissioned a sec
ond lieutenant upon graduation
from A&M.
Teague was elected to the 79th
Congress in 1946, to fill the unex
pired term of Judge Luther A.
Johnson, resigned. He has been
Six From A&M
Visit Houston Club
Five A&M students and Lt. Col.
Taylor Wilkins, assistant com
mandant, were entertained at the
weekly luncheon of the Houston
A&M Club Monday.
The students, Larry Kennedy,
Buddy Biehunko, Victor Moseley,
Harold Sellers and Ralph Cole,
also met with Houston officials
to work out plans for the second
Corps Trip parade this year, Nov.
12. The Houston City Council as
yet has not approved the Aggie
parade but is expected to do so
within the next week.
Movies of the A&M-Baylor game
were shown at the luncheon.
elected for five successive terms.
During his stay in the army, he
commanded the first battalion
340th Infantry of the 79th Divis
ion. He was in combat six months
and was wounded many times, be
ing discharged as a colonel at
Walter Reed General Plospital in
1946 to take a seat in Congress.
Decorations include the Silver
Star with two clusters. Bronze
Star with- two clusters, Purple
Heart with two clusters, Combat
Infantryman’s Badge, Army Com
mendation Ribbon and the French
Croix de Guerre with Palm.
Olin E. Teague
To Be Here For Fall Military Day