The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 09, 1955, Image 1

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The Battalion Number 45: Volume 55 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1955 PRICE 5 CENTS Cold Weather Hits Aggies As Winter Front Moves In News of the World By The ASSOCIATED PRESS GENEVA — Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov ^ stunned the Big Four conference last night with a thunderous demand for Communist dominance in a United Germany. Molotov’s sweeping rejection of any plan to unify Germany hy free elections in the foreseeable future and his blunt de- 'mand that all Germany follow the Communist course of the East German regime demolished Western hopes of concilli- ation, built up by his Moscow remark last night that he was bringing back “better baggage” to Geneva. ★ ★ ★ WASHINGTON—The Civil Service Commission yes terday claimed “inherent power” under the Constitution and the law to withhold information from Congress, the press and the public. ★ ★ ★ UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.—The Philippines and Yugo slavia fought to another draw yesterday in the longest run of ballots ever recorded in a contest for a U.N. Security Coun cil seat. When the 21st ballot showed no decision or even a prospect of a break, the U.N. Assembly postponed voting for two weeks. ' ★ ★ ★ JERUSALEM—Israel offered last night to support United Nations proposals for restoring a cease-fire on the Egyptian-Israeli frontier if the measures upheld Is rael rights and position in the tense El Auga Nizana area. ★ ★ ★ WASHINGTON—American Airlines announced yester day the purchase of 30 Boeing jet transports and said it would establish the nation’s first transcontinental jet service June 15, 1959. ★ ★ ★ CAIRO—Egypt said yesterday it had been forced to turn to the Communist bloc for weapons because of an American policy of “postponement and promises.” I.E. Major, Demarrais, "Gets Williams Scholarship The Edward Williams Industrial * Vocational Education Scholarship lias been awarded, to Gordon R. Demarrais of Oradell, N.J. He is li junior majoring in industrial ed ucation. The scholarship was made avail able by Mrs. E. L. Williams, widow of the late E. L. Williams, for many years head of the Industrial Education Department at A&M. Williams had been connected With the college since 1925. He died in June, 1954, just after retir ing as vice-director of the Engi neering Extension Seiwice. He had pioneered in the estab lishment of vocational teacher training, and was the leader of the ti'aining courses for Texas indus trial and municipal workers. His work was widely known thi'oughout the nation and he was acclaimed as the leader in this field. Williams took an active interest in the welfare of students, aiding many in obtaining a college educa tion. 5$ ’ IT’S COLD OUTSIDE—The weather outside is frightful, but professors won’t take such an excuse as that. Thus the freezing Aggies, in this case portrayed by senior Dave f Kerry, have to trudge off to classes. Korry, geological- petroleum engineering major from Beaumont, is com manding officer of the First Group Staff. Mercury, Snow Fall Over Most of Texas A&M students and other residents of the College Sta- tion-Bryan area dragged out their winter overcoats, sweaters, gloves and other heavy clothing as an unusual early Novem ber cold front moved in yesterday with cold, drizzling rain and some sleet and snow. Some automobile owners are beginning to worry and put anti-freeze in their cars, as it looks as if the winter weath er is here to stay—for a day or two at least. The Weather Bureau forecast a cold 30 to 37 degrees for today. Yester day the mercury hit 37 degrees at 11 a.m. The high was 57 at 12:30 a.m. It was “not fit weather for man nor beast” as our Bat- ♦talion photographer tried to illustrate with a picture of a frozen Aggie and a shivering dog. Our canine friends were intelligent however, and none were to be found out in the weather (not even Rev.). A&M wasn’t the only wintry place in the state yestei’day, as snow was the eailiest on 1'ecord at San Antonio, Kerrville, Junction and New Braunfels. Snow started as light flurries in the Panhandle Monday afternoon. By yesterday there was a wintry look about fields and lawns from the Panhan dle south to Junction, Cotulla and Uvalde and from Waco, Austin and San Antonio west to the Big Bend Country and the Davis Mountains. Sleet also fell in Houston. The ground was covered with snow from Austin west to Fred ericksburg and Kerrville. Hutto had two inches of snow on the ground. Highways in Williamson County were becoming slick and dangerous. Snow mixed with sleet, fell at Waco, Temple, Belton, Killeen, Chilton, Eddy, Moody, McGregor, Lorena and Marlin. The heaviest snow reported was seven inches measured at the base of Chisos Mountain in the Big Bend Na tional Park in far West Texas. Skies cleared dui’ing the day in the Texas Panhandle and across Noi-th Central and Northeast Tex- Inter-Council Elects Barlow For Chairman Robert C. Barlow, senior aeronautical engineering ma jor, was elected chairman of the Inter-Council Committee yesterday at the first meeting of the council. Other officers are Vice-chairman and Reporter, Billy F. Shackel ford, industrial engineering major and Secretary-Treasurer, David Y. Fawcett, range and forestry major. Both are seniors. The council discussed the possi bility of tui’ning over the sponsor ship of the Aggie Follies to the Department of Student Activities. Since the proceeds of the Follies are divided between the student councils of the Schools of Agricul ture, Arts and Sciences, Engineer ing, and Vetei’inary Medicine, the matter was turned over for fur ther study to Richard E. Gentry, John M. Kelly and Kenneth G. Kil- lion. The Inter-Council Committee serves as a coordinating group be tween the four student councils and as a sponsoring group for the Texas A&M College Open House Day. Red Cross Chapter To Receive $2,000 (Ed. Note: This is the eighth in a series of articles on the agencies which will benefit from your contribution to the A&M College - College Station Com munity Chest-Red Cross Drive.) The Brazos County Chapter of the American Red Cross will re ceive $2,000 of the Chest’s $12,100 goal this year. “The biggest service of the local chapter now is home service to active servicemen and their fami lies and to veterans whose first claim with the Veteran’s Admin istration is still being processed,” Longly Elected By Kiwanis Club J. B. Longly was elected second vice president of the College Sta tion Kiwanis Club in a special run-off election held at the club meeting in the MSC yesterday. Luther Jones, chairman of the Underprivileged Children Commit tee, introduced the speaker, Arthur McKnight, publicity dii’ector for the Texas Society for Crippled Children. McKnight spoke on the problems of crippled children and showed a film entitled “A Day in the Life of a Cerebral Palsied Child.” Ducats Go Fast For Rice Tilt Only 400 date tickets are left for the Aggie-Rice Institute game this Saturday night according to the Athletic Business office. There will be enough student tickets to serve the demands the Battalion was assured yesterday. Tickets will go off sale this after noon at 5 p.m. - ■ ■ . mmrnd TRAIL BLAZERS—In keeping a Band tradition that the Band gets the first log for the bonfire, six Band Fish show that they have already found the cutting area and have marked the way for the mass cutting operation due to begin Monday. The pole for the center of the bonfire will be raised that morning with outfits signs also going up around the north and west edges of the bonfire area Monday. Reservation stakes for signs may be put up this week. Accident Prevention Committee History Told says Mrs. Ada Locke, executive secretary. The Brazos County Chapter takes care of servicemen in the county, but Brazos County men are cared for also by chapters all over the world. There is a Red Cross director at every base, both at home and overseas. On all big installations, the Red Cross operates a “Red Cross House” to accommodate the de pendents of the sick or injured men in the hospital, and expectant mothers. Educational classes, such as Home Nursing, Mother-Infant Care, First Aid, and Water Safety, are given by volunteer instructors, using Red Cross equipment, throughout the year. Brazos County has 98 people in the disaster program, prepared to take over with the Civil Defense in the event of disaster. During the past year 1,511 per sons received a service,' some of long duration. (This series will continue tomor row with a summary of the activi ties of the Salvation Army.) Student-Prof Coffee To Be Held Today A student-professor coffee will be held in the Assembly room of the Memorial Student Center from 4:30 to 5 p.m. today. David Heggs, acting secretary of the MSC House committee said the coffee was an attempt to bet ter student-professor relation ships. It will give students a chance to meet instructors outside the classroom and discuss problems on a more informal basis, he said. • Coffee and cookies will be served and the program will be on an informal basis. The College Accident Prevention Committee heard the details of how the Committee began and what it has attempted to do since its be ginning in September, 1952 at its second meeting of the year yester day. Also presented at the meeting were ideas on the possible appoint ment of a safety engineer for the college, what functions such a per son would have in his duties, and what needs face the Committee at present toward building a sound safety program at A&M. Bennie A. Zinn, head of the Stu dent Affairs Department and for mer chairman of the Committee, said that the group was started with the hope of doing everything possible to remove any hazards found, find out what causes haz ards, enlist the cooperation of all college departments in stressing accident prevention, and speak about such a program for the col lege. Only about a third of the depart ments at that time allowed the Committee to come in and discuss accident prevention, he said. Forms were provided for reporting acci dents to students or staff mem bers, but most departments didn’t Job- Calls The following job interviews will be held at the Placement Of fice: Thursday and Friday U. S. NAVAL LABORATORIES IN CALIFORNIA will interview as follows: Naval Air Missile Test Station, Point Mugu, Calif, for me chanical, electrical, aeronautical engineering and physics; Naval Ordnance Laboratory at Corona, Calif, for electrical and mechanical engineers, physics and mathemat ics majors. E. I. DuPONT de NEMOURS & COMPANY will interview mechan ical, electi-ical, industrial, civil en gineers, mathematics and physics majors. FORD MOTOR COMPANY is recruiting for the entire company, but most openings are in the De troit area. They will interview majors in the following subjects; agricultural, civil, electrical, in dustrial and mechanical engineers and business administration. Thursday Only THE BABCOCK & WILCOX COMPANY will interview interest ed students in the following major courses of study; mechanical, chem ical, industrial, civil and electrical engineering, business administra tion, physics and chemistry. C. F. BRAUN & COMPANY will hold interviews for the following majors interested in design: me chanical, electrical, civil and chem ical engineering. ARTHUR ANDERSEN & COM PANY will interview accounting majors for positions as assistants in public accounting firms. STANOLIND OIL & GAS COM PANY will interview petroleum, civil, mechanical and chemical en gineering majors. send them in, he added. The departments were also en couraged to include various phases of safety in their classes; but, while some did, most of them did- ’t. Traffic was emphasized the first year, and the Committee helped in getting some warning signs. Some have been changed in location and others added, according to where traffic surveys have indicated the biggest need. Last year Zinn divided the cam pus into zones, and assigned a committeeman for each zone. This man reported all types of hazards to the group. The Academic Coun cil also approved having- one man from each college department in charge of reporting hazards. About 50 per cent ojj these men did the job, Zinn said, and about half of these did a very fine job: Typical hazards pointed out by Zinn included low-hanging limbs, loose railings, faulty steps, loose plaster, loose bricks, uncovered manholes, broken coke bottles, faul ty insulation, playing too near dor mitories or on concrete sidewalks, bicycle riding on wrong side of street or on one-way streets the wrong way or without lights at night, and others. Many hazards have been remov ed, he said, but others remain. The Building & College Utilities De partment has been very coopera tive in removing or fixing many hazards, Zinn added. John W. Hill, director of Work man’s Compensation, who was present at the meeting to give ad ditional views on the causes of campus accidents and also on the possibility of a safety engineer for A&M, explained that by a Sys tem Administration Order all of the Committee’s recommendations must go through the president of the college. A copy of the recom mendations is also sent to the Sys tem Accident Prevention Commit tee, headed by Hill. Hill discussed the status of a safety engineer, pointing out that (See ACCIDENT, Page 4) A&M Chapter AGC Hears Contractors H. H. Lockhart and Hugh W. Powers, Houston contractors, led a discussion at the meeting of the A&M student chapter of the Asso ciated General Contractors o f American last week. Topics discussed were; “What is expected of a graduate in the field of construction?” and “What are the functions of the AGC.” Lockhart and Powers invited the A&M chapter to attend a field trip to Houston Dec. 12 and 13 as guests of the Houston chapter. The student chapter is made up of third, fourth and fifth year stu dents in architectural-construction University Students Have New Spirit By RALPH COLE Battalion Managing Editor It seems that the University of Texas will be trying to out yell A&M students come Thanksgiving Day and the annual kill or get killed clash between the Longhorns and the Aggies. “They have received 10,000 meg aphones for their students to use against the Aggie custom of yell ing from the naked mouth. Besides the megaphones, they have a big- tom-tom and mammouth stadium lights so their boys can see who they are playing. According to the Daily Texan, “now the University can claim the distinction of having the only stu dent body possessing 10,000 meg aphones which made Memorial Stadium sound like a hugh clap of thunder echoing on and on during Saturday’s Baylor-UT game.” Harley Clark, head cheerleader, and Speed Carroll, Rally Commit tee chairman, got the idea of using megaphones when they visited New York last summer. They were giv en the megaphones as an advertis ing scheme. The Daily Texan said Bevo paw ed the ground at the first boo, po licemen outside the gates couldn’t hear the football game over their radios, fans on the opposite side of the student body jumped as the first organized shriek issued from the megaphones, and boys selling cokes used the imported sounders to advertise their wares. (All we have to say is they’ll need something to out-yell this stu dent body come Turkey Day.) Weather Today tf V s CLOUDY Continued cloudy with occasional light rain is forecasted for this area. Temperature climbed to 58 degrees yesterday and dropped to 43 degrees in the early hours this morning. Readings at 10:30 a.m. showed a rise to 48 degrees.