The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 08, 1955, Image 1

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The Battalion Number 44: Volume 55 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1955 PRICE 5 CENTS Agreement Made On Charges ' • ' VS" PASS IN REVIEW—Military dignitaries look on as Frank Westmoreland, battalion commander, leads his staff by the reviewing stand at the second annual Fall Military Day <*eremonies Saturday. Visiting dignitaries were very impressed by the Corps of Cadets, their actions and conduct. Six generals and three Congressmen were among the visiting dignitaries here for the ceremonies. For Space In ’56 Aggi eland Compromise Set On 12th Man Bowl A compromise over who will be on the competing teams in the Twelfth Man Bowl game Dec. 15 was finally reached and approved at yesterday’s meeting of the Stu dent Life Committee, which spon sors the game. The two teams will be called the Maroon and the White, respective ly. The Maroon team will be com posed of the following: One man from each unit in the First and Second Regiments; and four civilian students each from Bizzell, Hart, Leggett and Mitchell halls. This will place 48 men on this team, with 28 from the Corps Would-Be Pranksters Suspended from A&M Four sophomores have been sus pended for the remainder of the se mester for violating the joint pol icy set up by the A&M Board of Directors and the University of Texas Board of Regents concern ing the defacing of college prop erty. t The students were apprehended about 3 Thursday morning by UT police while attempting to put po tassium permanganate in Little- Community Chest Climbs To $4,500 The A&M College-College Sta tion Community Chest-Red Cross Drive had collected $4,500 of its $12,100 goal at the last count yes terday, according to Robert A. Houze, chairman of the drive. _ “The only sources to report so far are teachers of Consolidated Schools, some Bryan businesses, and several of the College depart- njents,” Houze said, “Reports ai^e very sketchy at this time.” Consolidated School teachers and staff have contributed $170, some Bryan businesses have given $280, and the college staff members have contributed the remaining $4,000. Contributions at this point last year totaled only $3,170 toward the $16,000 goal. s “The contributions counted ai’e only the ones that we have received in cold cash,” Houze added. field Fountain. They were kept in the Austin jail and released about 9 a.m. to UT officials, who told them to report to the proper authorities here. The students faced Military Pan el early Friday morning on charges of violating paragraph 44, 3a of College Regulations, which reads any student will be suspended for “going to another college campus with the intent to paint or other wise deface statues or buildings or commit other depredation. Min imum penalty is suspension from the college for the semester in which the act occurs. The joint policy of the Board of Directoi’s and the Board of Reg ents is as follows: “The Board of Directors of the Texas A&M College System and the Board of Regents of the Uni versity of Texas view with con cern the growing tendency of the students of the two schools to visit the campus of the other institution and paint or otherwise deface stat ues, buildings, or other State prop erty. It is ordered that any stu dent of any college under the con trol of these two Boards who goes to another college campus with the intent to paint or otherwise deface statues, buildings, or other depre dation shall be punished by at least being suspended from the college for the semester in which the act occurs.” The two college governing bodies drew up their joint policy last year. News of the World By The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court yesterday seem ingly sounded the death knell for racial segregation in all places supported by public funds. In separate, unanimous actions the court affirmed a decision holding racial segrega tion illegal in public parks and playgrounds, and ordered Negroes admitted to public golf courses. This, in effect, swept away whatever remained of the historic “separate but equal” doctrine as applied to tax-supported facilities. ★ ★ ★ UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.—The U.N. Political Com mittee approved unanimously yesterday creation of a 15-man international team to study the effects of atomic radiation upon mankind. Just before the final vote the United States was rebuffed in an attempt to limit the membership of the committee to 11 nations. A Latin American proposal to add Argentina, Belgium, Egypt and Mexico to the committee was approved by a vote of 48 in favor, none against and 11 abstentions. 'Jk MOSCOW—The Soviet Union celebrated the 38th anni versary of the Bolshevik Revolution yesterday with mild words and a mild show of its military might. Defense Min ister Marshal Georgi K. Zhukov set the tone of the giant ceremonial parade with a mild address that made no men tion of “ “capitalist threats” of U.S. aggressors.” "A "At A WASHINGTON—Some of the nation’s top news spe cialists told Congress yesterday that information about government activities is being suppressed or “managed” to an extent that seriously impairs the public’s right to know what is going on. This was the unanimous verdict of a dozen editors, publishers, writers and others who gave informal testimony as a House Government Opera tions subcommittee opened an inquiry into freedom of information. ★ ★ ★ DENVER—President Eisenhower will leave the hospital and 20 from civilian dormitories. On the White team will be the following: One man from each squadron of the First and Second Wings; four each from Pur year, Walton and Dorm 16 combined, day students, and Law; and eight from College View. This will put 49 men on the White team, with 25 from the Corps and 24 civilians. The percentage breakdown of the compromise shows 54.6 Corps stu dents to be allowed to try out for the teams and 45.4—approximately equal to the breakdown in students. Students desiring to try out for the teams should see their dorm or area intramural managers. Teams will be cut to 33 members. Jerry Van Hoosier, civilian stu dent who introduced the compro raise measure to the SLC, said, “It was not what we wanted, but for the first time we feel that we have equal representation on a percent age basis.” The Bowl game is played annu ally with profits going for the Stu dent Aid Fund. This fund, which has now about $1,50© in it with a like amount in outetanding loans, is used to provide help for students needing money for emergencies. Funds have for the past two years been allocated to the Twelfth Man Scholarship, originally sponsored by the Student Senate. Guest Dignitaries Impressed By A&M Visiting dignitaries were “tre mendously impressed” by the show ing of the Corps of Cadets this weekend at the second annual Fall Military Day activities, according to Col. Joe E. Davis, commandant. Col. Davis said he would like to “commend the Corps for their showing at the review and march- in for the Saturday night football game.” He said the march-in was the best this year and the Corps was to be commended for their showing conduct and for the lasting impres sion left On visiting dignitaries. He Corps Units, Civilian Dorms To Get Multiple-page Rate The Student publications Board passed a motion yester day which makes Corps units as a group and civilian housing units as a group eligible for the multiple-page rate for the 1956 Aggieland. The action was taken after hearing a pro posal to the Board in which it was indicated that the Corps would be willing to be charged the group rate. The group rate, which is $50 each for the first two pages, $45 each for the next four pages, and $30 each for all additional pages, will amount to about $1,690 total or, in Corps Commander Larry Kennedy’s estimate, about 45 cents per cadet. Military units and civilian housing groups will be ^charged only for pages on which the pictures of the lin ts or groups appear. In effect there is no differ ence between the Corps pro posal, made by Kennedy at the meeting, and the motion approved by the Board. The wording of the Board’s motion was gauged to ap ply to all qualifying organizations on the campus. The Publications Board had pass ed a motion last summer which would have charged each Corps unit and each civilian housing dorm $50 for the picture page in the an nual. This move was made to bring space charges into consist ency and to provide for rising printing costs and a lowered cost per page to organizations and groups charged. Brought into the groups charged for the first time was the Athletic Department. The protest lodged by the Corps resulted in a wrangle over the just ness of the charges. The Corps protest group argued that the Corps did not have an appropriate source of revenue. The compro mise worked out saves the cadets about $960, since the original charges as approved by the Board would have amounted to $2,650. The $1,690 will be charged as a lump sum to the Corps and collec tion from individual cadets left to the management of the cadet offi- also added that the general opin for Washington Friday—but two of his doctors said yester- ion of the visitors was that they day it will be “late January or February” before he can de-jwere tremendously impressed over cide on trying for a second term. the entire ceremonies. Silver Taps: What, Where, How, Why FINGER TIP BRUSH-OFF—With only six yards needed for a first down, SMU lost the ball on the Aggie 23 as Gene Stallings tips the ball away from SMU’s Lon Slaugh ter in the final minutes of the fourth quarter. The play proved to be one of the decisive plays of the game. Because of the recent mis-under- standings regarding Silver Taps, a full explanation of the ceremony seems to be necessary. According to a memorandum re leased by Bennie A. Zinn, Head of Department of Student Affairs, “Silver Taps is one of A&M’s finest traditions and merits the full co operation of all students, staff members and visitors.” The Housing Office prepares the card for the flag pole, lowers the flag to half mast and notifies the assistant commandant who takes care of the firing squad, posts guards and makes announcements in the dining halls to remind the students of the ceremony. Also, the twelve buildings near the Academic Building are noti fied of all facts about the cere mony by the Housing Office and are urged to have their lights turned off while Silver Taps is being held. Janitors are supposed to assist in “blacking out” the area. The memorandum further states that all those participating will as semble in the quadrangle in front of the Academic Building and quietly leave after hearing taps played and the three volleys fired. No lights are to be turned on with in five minutes of the completion of the ceremony. The status of the individual (corps or civilian) decides who de livers the card announcement and takes care of the personal articles belonging to the dead. Weather Today Prevention Panel Will Meet Today The Accident Prevention Com mittee, headed by Herman B. Sie grist of the Physical Education De partment, will meet at 4 this after noon in room 214 of White Coli seum. John W. Hill, director of Work man’s Compensation, Will give resume of causes of accidents on the campus, and also will present his ideas pertaining to the possible appointment of a safety engineer for the college. Bennie A. Zinn, head of the De partment of Student Affairs, who headed the Committee last year, will review the functions of the Committee in previous years and present its past accomplishments. No Raise Seen In Subsistence, Says Burgess A&M cadets and students at other military colleges have no chance at present for an increase in military subsis tence, Carter L. Burgess, as sistant Secretary of Defense for manpower and personnel, said when he spoke here for Great Issues Fri day. I don’t think enough is being done for military colleges,” he said. Military schools should be given extra recognition, but it hasn’t been decided whether this will be in ex tra uniforms or in better, more advanced courses.” “Our American defense program is our answer to lawlessness and aggression, Burgess said. “The great issue of this age is the survival of a system of human freedom which took centuries of struggle and sacrifice to perfect— in the face of a now advancing, now receding, but always present threat by expansionist-minded forces of an authoritarian ideology,” he said. U.S. Stops Expansion .“He pointed out that the Ameri can people have become the princi pal deterrent to that expansion ahd praised the peoples of free Etirbpe in their reconstruction ef forts.- “Our active forces will number around 2,850,000 men by the end of the fiscal year 1956—a figure which represents the best military judgment of the joint chiefs of staff, the national security council, the cabinet and the president.” Our hope is that we can create a lasting and favorable peace, but if we cannot we must educate each succeeding generation to the obli gations of a free man in a danger ous world,” he concluded. COLDER Forecast is lighet rain all day, continued cloudy and a possibility of sleet. Temperature at 10:30 had dropped to 41°. Yesterdays high of 72® dropped to 42® early this morning. Temperature is ex pected to drop even further. Malignant Tissue To Be Discussed Dr. Helene Wallace Toolan, head Department of Heterologous On cology, Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, New York City, and assistant professor of pathology, Cornell University Med ical College, will deliver a graduate lecture tonight at 8 in the Biologi cal Sciences Building. The lecture topic will be “Growth of Normal and Malignant Human Tissues in the Laboratory Animal, Tissue Culture and the Egg,” and the public is invited to attend. Talent Auditions Will Begin Tonight Auditions for the Aggie Talent Show begin tonight at 7:30 in the Student Center Ballroom. Twelve acts will be used at the Talent show Dec. 9., The winner of this show will represent A&M in the Intercollegiate Talent Show. All contestants have been m'ged to be on time and to notify the program consultant at the Center if unable to attend. Participants must furnish their own props and accompaniment. Auditions continue Wednesday and Thursday nights at 7:30 in the Assembly room of the Center. AIR FORCE QUEEN—Carol Cozart, center, is pictured immediately after the announcement of the Air Force Ball Queen Friday night. On the left is Col. Henry Dittman, PAS and on the right is John D. Cain, master of ceremo nies for the Air Force Ball. Miss Cozart is from Dallas and was escorted by Vic Lucas, freshman aeronautical en gineering major from Dallas.