The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 30, 1955, Image 1

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The Battalion Number 55: Volume 55 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1955 Price 5 Cents S - D Proclamation WHEREAS, The President’s Committee for Traffic Safe ty is sponsoring Safe Driving Day December 1, challenging every community to fulfill the following: Not a single traffic accident during the 24-hour period—in daylight or darkness; and ) WHEREAS, The purpose of S-D Day is to show that motorists and pedestrians can reduce traffic accidents by their own actions; and WHEREAS, S-D Day in 1954 demonstrated that the place to attack the traffic safety problem is in the commun ity, and that the responsibility rests upon each individual; and WHEREAS, This awakened responsibility of each indi vidual can contribute materially to increasing highway safety during the Christmas vacation period and to reducing the hazards of driving on bur crowded city streets; now, there fore, is issued the following PROCLAMATION: As Mayor of the City of College Station, I hereby designate Thursday, December 1, as Safe Driving Day in College Station, and I urge each member o'f the community, and each student of Texas A. & M. College, and each member of the faculty and staff of the College to participate fully in this campaign to make all drivers safety conscious. ERNEST LANGFORD Mayor of the City of College Station Twelfth Man Bowl Tickets Go On Sale Tickets for the 12th Man Bowl football game Dec. 15 will be is sued tomorrow, according to Glenn Buell, chairman of the 12th Man Bowl Committee. All tickets and money must be turned in by Dec. 9. Hugh Lanktree and Don Groves will be in charge of civilian ticket sales and Cyrus T. Johnston will head ticket sales for the Corps. Tickets will be handled by each athletic officer in cadet units, ath letic representatives in each civil ian dormitory and by athletic rep resentatives in the College View area. Shoes Issued Players were issued shoes yes terday and will receive their com plete uniforms on Dec. 12. Coaches of the two teams are Lawrence RV Initiation Set; Gen. Ives To Speak The Ross Volunteer Company will hold its initiation banquet at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 in the ballroom of the Memorial Student Center. - Eighty-three new members will be initiated into the company at that time. Brig. Gen. Robert M. Ives, as sistant commander of the 36th Di vision, will be guest speaker for the occasion. Gen. Ives is a well- known figure at A&M, having been here on many occasions, and has shown a definite interest in the mil itary aspects of the college. He now resides in Houston, where he devotes his civilian life to business activities. Winkler, for the Maroon Team, and Ronald Robbins for the White Team. Assisting Winkler will be Eugene Stallings, Don Watson, Loyd Hale and Gene Henderson. For Robbins will be Donald Rob bins, Joe Schero, Herb Wolf and Henry Clark. The Maroon Team consists of four players each from Bizzell, Hart, Leggett, Milner and Mitchell Halls; and 28 players, or one per cadet unit, from the Fh-st and Sec ond Regiments. The White team consists of four players each fi*om Law, Puryear and Walton Halls and dormitory 16; eight from Col lege View; four from project houses and day students; and 25, one from each cadet unit, from the First and Second Wings. Debate Brings Change In previous years, the game was between the Army and Air Force but after much debate over a civil ian vs. Corps game, the 12th Man Bowls Committee was deadlocked and this comprimise worked out. The game, which starts at 3 p.m. on Kyle Field, will last for 32 min utes of actual playing time, or eight minute quarters. Fifty-four girls, making up the Wharton Junior College girl’s drill team, will participate in half-time activities with the WJC Band. The band is composed of 25 girls and 13 boys. They will be guests of the Corps review scheduled for 1:30 p.m. the day of the game. The Committee has unanimously agreed, upon approval by the Stu dent Life Committee, to pay the medical and dental expenses for treatment of any new injuries suf fered during practice of the game itself. '■ A t‘ - q* UP IT GOES—A&M’s sixth flag - pole, this one in the Corps area by North Gate, went up yesterday, climaxing efforts by students and military officers to get the pole. The pole was raised and straightened by guy wires until the cement base could be poured. A complete report on how the pole was obtained will be in tomorrow’s Battalion. A PROCLAMATION—Ernest Langford, Mayor of College Station, affixes his signature to a proclamation designa ting tomorrow as Safe Driving Day in the city. S-D Day is being observed throughout the nation in an attempt to focus the attention of each individual upon his personal responsibility in maintaining safety in traffic. Tuberculosis Drive Begins on Campus The 1955 Christmas Seal sale began for A&M students this week, as company commanders and civil ian house masters received letters containing seals for all students on the campus. Sponsored by the Brazos County Tuberculosis Association, the drive got off to a fine start in the county last week when $1,028.80 was col lected from the fh-st mailing of seals to Brazos County residents. “The Sale opened officially in Brazos County and the rest of the nation on Nov. 16,” said Mrs. A. V. Job Calls The following Job Interviews will be held at the Placement Of fice this week: Thursday THE WESTERN COMPANY— will interview majors in chemistry, petroleum, chemical, mechanical, electrical and geological engineer ing and geology. MAGNOLIA PETROLEUM CO. will interview majors in chemistry, physics, geology, geological, chem ical, petroleum, civil, mechanical, electrical and architectural engi neering for openings in their Field Research Laboratories, Civil En gineering department. Geophysical department, Marketing division and Pipe Line department. TEMCO AIRCRAFT CORP. will interview majors in electrical, me chanical, aeronautical, civil, chem ical engineering, mathematics and physics. GULF STATES UTILITIES COMPANY will interview electri cal and mechanical engineering majors for positions in Power Pro duction, Tx-ansmission and Distri bution Planning, Design and Op- ex-ations, Industrial Power and Lighting Sales; locations are in Beaumont, Poi-t Ai-thur, Navasota and in Baton Rouge and Lake Chax-les, La. THE CONTINENTAL SUPPLY COMPANY will interview business administration, finance, marketing, economics, mechanical and petrol eum engineering majors. The bus iness administi'ation gx-aduates will be trained in company products ad ministrative procedui-es entailed in operating a company stox-e. The engineers will train in sales trai nee programs. ARTHUR YOUNG & COM PANY will interview accounting- majors for public accounting- em ployment. AMERICAN OIL PIPE LINE will intex-view electrical, mechan ical, civil and petroleum engineer ing majors for openings in Texas in design and construction of pipe lines and communications. LION OIL COMPANY will in- tex-view mechanical engineers for their manufacturing depax-tment; chemists and chemical engineers for their x-esearch depax-tment; geology and petroleum engineering majors for their petroleum engi- neex-ing section. Moore, chairman of Chi-istmas Seal sales in the county, “but it was deemed wise to began the dox-- mitory sales after Thanksgiving holidays.” Students in all of the dormito ries will receive one sheet of seals costing $1. The seals may be payed for or x-etunied. “We believe that each student will be able to help fight Tubei'cu- losis,” said Mx-s. Moore. The TB Association is not a member of the Bx-yan United Fund and the College Station Community Chest this year, as it has been in the past. As a result, it must depend entix-ely on funds collected through the sale of Christmas Seals to carry on its woi-k for the coming year. Eighty-two per cent of the funds will remain in Bx-azos County fox- local use, 12 per cent will be used by the state association, while six pel* cent will go to the National Tubex-culosis Association. ' S-D Tomorrow Proclaimed False Report Ends Semester For Freshman An A&M freshman has been suspended for the remainder of the semester for an “act unbecoming - to a cadet and gentleman, bringing discredit to himself, his uniform, his organi zation and to his school, and for making a false x-eport and misx-ep- resenting the facts.” The student had reported he was shaven and painted by University of Texas students following the Fish-Shorthox-n game in Austin Nov. 19. He said he was attacked by UT students who tox-e his shirt, shaved his body below the waist, scratched his face and hit him on the back with a belt. Militax-y authox-ities x-epox-ted yes- terday, that the student had x-e- turned his date to the UT campus too late to sign in at midnight hex-e on the campus. “To clear himself of being late, he asked his friends at UT to shave his stomach, scratch his face with a needle and hit him on the back with a belt so he would have some excuse for not signing in,” said Col. Joe E. Davis, commandant. The student had told militax-y authox-ities here his friends put medicine on his back and he then hitched a x-ide back to A&M with some seniox-s. y mayor College Station Joins Nation in Observance Tomorrow will be observed as Safe Driving Day in cities and communities throughout the nation. In keeping with the spirit of this national campaign College Station’s Mayor Ernest Langford has issued a proclamation declaring Thurs day, Dec. 1, as S-D Day in College Station. The idea behind this special day for traffic safety, which is sponsored by the President’s Committee for Traffic Safety in cooperation with prominent national organizations, is to demonstrate that traffic accidents can be greatly reduced when motorists and pedestrians fulfill their individual re sponsibility for safety. Those endorsing this program, and this includes Presi- +dent Eisenhower, all 48 gov ernors of the states, and may- Russian Color Film Slated For Guion Called the “City of Mix-acles, a colored film of the huge agricul- txxx-al exposition in Moscow will be shown in Guion Hall Fx-iday at 4. Congx-essman Olin Teague of Bryan brought the film with him fx-om his x-ecent tour of Europe and Moscow. It is narrated in English. Admission is free to all and the public is invited. Vice Chancellor D. W. Williams, who also recently toux-ed Europe, and Teague will be available after the film to answer questions. News of the World By The ASSOCIATED PRESS FAIRBANKS, Alaska—An Air Force jet fighter plane which couldn’t gain altitude on a takeoff crashed through a row of houses yesterday, killing the pilot and an estimated 10 to 13 other persons, mostly civilians. The plane from Eielson Air Force Base, roaring along at close to 150 miles an hour a few feet off the ground, plowed into a group of six buildings, exploding as it hit. The dead were believed to include a number of school children, home at the time for lunch. ★ ★ ★ PARIS, Wednesday—Premier Edgar Faure lost a confidence vote in the National Assembly last night. But instead of resigning, as is customary, his Cabinet is con sidering dissolving the Assembly. This would make new elections necessary. ★ UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.—Despite an appeal from President Eisenhower, Nationalist China went ahead last night with plans to veto Red Outer Mongolia’s bid for U.N. membership. The Mongolian bid had been the last point of difference between East and West on admission of 18 appli cations. The United States had yielded finally on it in a package deal with the Soviet Union. ★ ★ ★ ROCKWALL, Tex.—A Continental Trailways Bus and an automobile collided near here last night, killing the automobile driver and injuring an estimated 24 of the 28 persons on the bus. ★ ★ ★ DAMASCUS, Syria—Jamal Farra, 40, is this Arab na tion’s first ambassador to Soviet Russia. The government announced Monday the appointment of Farra, who has been Syrian minister to Spain. ★ ★ ★ LA PAZ, Bolivia—The government has authorized the Bolivian Central Bank to float a loan of one million pecas $530,000 to raise pay in the Ministry of Public works, retroactive to last March. The decree was issued Monday night to settle a budding strike of the ministry’s workers. Telephone Co. Asks For 50% Rate Increase The Southwestern States Telephone Company has asked for a 50.1 per cent increase in telephone rates for the Bryan- Cpllege Station area to meet “inci-eased costs” in xxiatei-ial, eqxiipment, upkeep, and labor. At a joint meeting of the College Station and Bryan City Councils Monday night, G. M. Bx-ennan, di vision manager of the company, asked the councils for a total in- cx-ease of $162,342.60 in chax-ges. The Coxxncils voted to recess and discxxss the proposed incx-ease at their next regular meetings. “The public is invited to the city council meeting Dec. 19, when the change will be discussed,” said City Manager Ran Boswell. Biggest increase ixx rates would be on x-esidential one-party phones. Rate for a handset is now $4.00 per month; the px-oposed change would put the charge at $6.25 for an in crease of 56.3 per cent. The only sex-vice not affected by the incx-ease would be the pi-ice of a x-esidential extension. Charge for this would x-emain at $1.00 per month. AVMA Supper Set For Saturday The Junior Chapter of the Amer ican Veterinary Medicine Associa tion and the Women’s Auxiliax-y ax*e sponsoring a smox-gasboxd Sat urday at the A&M Consolidated High School cafeteria, 6-9 p.m. Profits from the function will be used to entertain representatives from other schools at the National AVMA convention in San Antonio. Tickets cost $1.50 for adults, in cluding students, and 50 cents for childx-en. They may be obtained fx-om repx-esentatives of each class in the Veterinary School. Weather Today RAIN Occasional light rain, continued cloudy and gradually warming is the forecast for College Station ax-ea. Yesterday’s high was 50 de- gx-ees, low, 35 degx-ees. Tempex-a- ture at 10:30 a.m. was 40 degrees. Veterans To Sign All Korean Vetex-ans are remind ed that Dec. 7 is the last day to sign up for this months pay cer tifications, according to Bennie A. Zinn, veterans advisor. The of fice is on the first floor, x-oonx 102, of Goodwin Hall. ora of cities throughout the nation, realize that one day cannot solve the traffic prob lem. But enforcement authox-ities and safety ox-ganizations have stat ed that S-D Day in 1954 did help them to win public support for yeax’-around, proven px-ograms that can solve the problexn if everyone gets behind them. Last year, thex-e wex-e nearly 10,000,000 tx-affic accidents in the nation; 36,000 people were killed— one eveiy 15 nxinutes. Another million persons wex*e injured— one every 25 seconds' and the cost in medical bills, px-opex-ty loss and other expense^ including loss in earnings, was 4.4 billion dollars. IT IS HOPED that the expected i-eduction i n traffic accidents throughout the nation tomorrow will implant in the minds of all motox-ists and pedestrians the x-eal- izatioxx that, if they can gx-eatly x-educe accidents on one day, they can do so every day of the year-. In this way it will call attention to the importance of yeax--i-ound sup- pox-t by evex-y individual for exist ing safety program of proven worth. There ax-e now about 60 million motor vehicles on our stx-eets and highways, and estimates for about 80 million by 1965. With our pop ulation estimated to incx-ease to 190 million during the same pex-iod, the accident potential incx-eases tx-e- mendously. In 1954, the tx-affic death rate was 6.4 for every 100 million miles of vehicle ti*avel. If. the same rate was to continue, the death toll in 1965, with the number of vehicles expected then, would be about 48,000. IT IS WITH these facts in mind that the S-D Day px-ogram was started last year in order to focus attention upon the tx-affic problem. r And it is with these facts in mind that Mayor Langford has appeealed to citizens of our community to ob serve the pux-pose of S-D Day to- moi-x-ow and evex-y day. CAMPUS POLITICIANS—Filings for freshmen offices have opened in the Student Activities Office, and four Fish from Squadron 13 have thrown their hats into the ring. Shown with Doris Bahlmann, cashier-bookkeeper for the office, are, left to right, Robert B. Helfrich, George J. Stan- sell, Mike Brawner and Robert B. Moon. Filings will close at 5 p.m. Dec. 7, and the election will be held Dec. 14.