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    The Battalion
Number 56: Volume 55
Price 5 Cents
Final Prepa ra lions
On First SCOA A
Now Being Made
Finishing touches for A&M’s
first “Little Geneva,” the Student
Conference on National Affairs
scheduled here Dec. 14-17, are be
ing put on by workers on the
SCONA Committee, headed by
John W. Jenkins. The conference
will draw to A&M delegates from
colleges and universities in the
Southwest with experts in foreign
affairs from government, industry
and education on hand to guide the
So far 105 delegates representing
44 schools in 15 states and Mexico
have accepted invitations to attend
the conference. Some of the dele
gates will have to come a long
.distance; for example, West Point,
Air Force Academy, Mexico City
College, Missouri University, Ken
tucky University, University of
Mexico, and others.
Principal speaker's for SCON A
will be Lamar Fleming Jr., chair
man of the Board, Anderson, Clay
ton & Co.; Thruston B. Morton,
assistant Secretary of State; and,
tentatively, Ogden Reid, publisher,
New York Herald-Tribune.'
The Conference Faculty will in
clude State Department personnel,
instructors from the Air War Col
lege and the Army War College,
professors from five Southwestern
universities, a foreign news anal
yst from a leading Texas newspa
per, a university vice-president,
Lederle Veterinary
4wards Announced
The 1955 Lederle Veterinary
Hedical Students Research Schol-
Irships have been ' awarded to
James R. Pearce and Beryl' Cline,
according to Dr. Mark Welch, Ani
mal Industry Consultant for Led
erle Laboratories.
The scholarships, amounting to
$1,000 for each accredited veteri
nary school in the United States
and Canada, are designed to com
bat a shortage of well-trained re
search workers in the field.
Pearce and Cline ar - e both sen
ior veterinary medicine students
at A&M and both are from Bryan.
Student Senate
To Meet Tonight
The Student Senate will meet
in the Senate Chamber of the MSC
tonight at 7:30 p.m.
Included on the agenda of the
meeting will be a discussion on
the partial refund of physical edu
cation fees and the 12th Man Bowl
head of Social Sciences at West
Point, a congressman on the
House Foreign Affairs Committee,
and a former assistant Secretary
of State. A complete list of names
will be announced later.
These men will be serving as
round-table chairmen, advisor, pan
el speakers and roving observers.
The conferees will divide into six
round-tables which will meet four
times during the conference.
Delegates from visiting schools
will have all expenses paid while
on the campus, and those traveling
by air will have one-half of their
air travel paid by the conference
The cost of SCONA is approxi
mately $12,000, which was financ
ed by 15 corporations, individuals,
banks and foundations in Texas.
Federal Education Aid
‘Indicated,’ Says Labor
John Scott
Speaks Tonight On Latin America
7:.‘>0 In Student Center
TIME Staffer To Speak
John Scott, assistant to the pub
lisher of Time Magazine, will de
liver an address here tonight based
on his observations during a recent
extended tour of South and Central
The talk, entitled “Prosperity
and Poverty in Latin America,” will
be given at 7:30 in the ballroom of
the Memorial Student Center. The
distinguished speaker, correspon
dent and commentator, will speak
under the auspices of the A&M
Chapter of Sigma Delta Chi jour
nalism fraternity.
Admission is free, and all A&M
students, staff members and the
public are invited to attend the
Scott has just recently returned
from a four-month fact finding
tour of South America and Europe.
He brings to his listeners knowl
edge gained from many years
abroad. He worked for moi'e than
eight years inside the Soviet Union,
and for more than seven years in
Germany, France, Britain, the Bal
kans and the Middle East.
He first joined Time in 1941,
filing dispatches from Japan. A
year later he became contributing
editor for the magazine in New
York. In 1943, he covered the
State Department for Time in
Washington, D.C., and later that
year he was sent to London and
then to Stockholm to be chief of
the Time-Life bureaus there until
1945. He was in Europe until
1948 and then in New York. In
1951 he was editor for Time, Inc.,
on a secret Air Force project pro
duced by the March of Time.
For the past four years, he has
been in his present job doing as
signments which have taken him
all over the world.
Scott worked for five years in
the Soviet Union in industrial
plants there. In 1937, the year of
the great purge in Russia, he,
along with thousands of other foi'-
eigners, was foroed from his job.
He told about his life there in his
first book (1942), “Beyond the
Urals.” He has written three other
books, “Duel for Europe,” “Emx>pe
in Revolution,” and his most recent
one published this year, “Political
He remained on in Moscow as a
correspondent for a news agency,
and in 1940 and 1941 he took two
long trips through the Balkans, the
Middle East and Asiatic Russia,
writing reports which attracted at
tention in many countries. Two
weeks before the German attack on
Russia, the Soviet authorities ex
pelled him from .the country for
“slandei'ing” Soviet foreign policy
and “inventing” reports of Soviet-
German friction. At this time he
left the country for good, went to
Japan, and shortly aftei’wai’ds
joined the staff of Time.
Trend Not Reflection
Of Conference Views
Washington, (JP)—A caucus of labor delegates to the
White House Education Conference said last night that the
indicated trend among conference participants was “for gen
eral federal aid to education.”
However, Joseph Kusaila, conference press chief, imme
diately declared that, “This expression of labor views in no
way reflects the views of the White House Conference.”
General aid would include assistance for school operating
costs, including teachers’ salaries and purchase of text books
as well as for school construction.
The school aid question came up after the conference
accepted a report saying few states seem ready to meet their
‘ ♦'school building needs for the
five years ahead.
This is true even though no
state has demonstrated it
couldn’t raise the money, said
a I’eport drafted after discussions
among the delegates.
Foi'ty - eight laboi* representa
tives, members of the AFL, CIO
railroad brotherhoods and United
Mine Workers, said in a statement
after the caucus that polls of the
48 discussion tables they attended
showed 250- delegates -favored gen
eral federal aid and 169 opposed
it. The labor group is plugging
for such aid.
Conference participants total
about 1,800. They sit at 166 round
tables. Thei'e are about 100 labor
delegates in all. Carl Megel, pres
ident of the AFL American Federa
tion of Teachers, told reportei's the
labor delegates have “no procedure
outlined at the moment” to push
for a conference declaration in fa
vor of federal aid.
(From our ai’ea two men are
attending the conference — A&M
Chancellor M. T. Harrington and
George Adams of Bryan.)
Graduate Lecture
Tonight (Cancelled
The graduate lecture plan
ned tonight with Prof. M. S.
Sundaram as speaker has
been cancelled. Sundaram, ed
ucational and cultural coun
selor, Embassy of India, Wash
ington, D.C., has been ordered
by his doctor not to make the
trip due to illness.
Dr. Ide P. Trotter, dean of
the Graduate School, said the
lecture by Sundaram will be
rescheduled for sometime next
Weather Today
Foi’ecast for College Station area
is continued cloudy and rain with
possible fog. No change in tem
perature foreseen. Yesterday’s
high of 42 degrees dropped to 37
degrees early this morning. Tem-
pei'ature at 10:30 a.m. was 41.
Next Tuesday Night
Town Hall Presents Pianists
A&M’s fifth Town Hall attrac
tion of the year will bring the
Philharmonic Piano Quartet to
White Coliseum Tuesday night at
The Quai’tet consists of two
women and two men, who in their
own rights are piano virtuosos.
They are Gisela Richter, Moi'eland
Kortkamp, Emmet Yokes and Hei’-
bert Rogers.
They bring to A&M an especially
prepared, varied program which
will range through a program of
classics and light music, arrange-
mfents of moderns and masters.
All four pianists studied at New
York’s Juilliard School of Music
and have given successful individ
ual concerts. As a Quartet they
have recorded two albums for Co
lumbia Masterworks. In' addition
to their recitals, they have played
at New York’s Lewisohn Stadium,
Denver’s Red Rocks, and the Roxy
Theatre in New York.
Gisela Richter was born in Ber
lin, Germany, and began her musi
cal studies at the age of five in
Basle, Switzerland. She was a
scholarship student at De Paul Uni
versity in Chicago- where she stud
ied with Katja Andy and Sergei
Tarnowsky. She was a three-time
recipient of G. Schirmer scholar
ships and twice won the Leopold
Schepp Foundation Award while
attending Juilliard School in New
Moreland Kortkamp was born in
Alton, Ill., but reared in California
where she began her piano studies
at the age of nine. She won the
Southern California Allied Arts
Contest two times and a six-year
scholarship at the Juilliard Grad
uate School. After graduation she
tom-ed North Africa and Italy as a
member of a concert group.
Emmet Yokes is a former stu
dent of Anton Rovinsky in New
Jersey, his home, and Frances
Mann while at the Juilliard School.
Recently he worked with Beveridge
Webster and Sascha Gorodnitzky.
He won the Olga Samaroff Award
and Frank Damrosch Award at
Herbert Rogers also studied at
Juilliard and is a native Texan.
He has been a soloist with the
symphony orchestras of Houston,
Dallas, SMU, Wichita Falls and
Juilliard. He won the famous Dea-
ley Award while in Dallas and
holds the International Recording
Prize of the National Guild of
Piano Teachei*s.
Moritz Bomhard is the official
musical arranger for the Quartet
and -at present is director of the
Kentucky Opera Association in
MORE FOOTBALL—Steve Long, commanding officer of
Squadron 2, mashes in a tack on a poster advertising the
12th Man Bowl Football game which will be played on
Kyle Field Dec. 15. Tickets are 50 cents and can be pur
chased from outfit and dormitory athletic officers. Prof
its support the 12th Man Scholarship fund and the Stu
dent Aid Fund.
Work-Out Rooms
Open To Students
Several of the work-out rooms
in the new addition to G. Rollie
White Coliseum are now open to
students other than those now tak
ing physical education, according
to C. E. Tishler, head of the Phy
sical Education Depaitment.
Any student who pays the re
quired P.E. fee may use the P.E.
unifoi’ms, which are provided by
the department, any time the lock
er room is open. The locker room
and work-out rooms are open from
8 a.m. until 9:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday; 8 a.m. until 5:30
p.m. on Saturday; and 1 p.m. until
5:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Russian Movie Set
For Guion Friday
A Russian movie of the agricul
tural exposition now being held in
Moscow, will be shown at 4 p.m
tomorrow in Guion hall.
Congressman Olin Teague of
College Station, who recently re
turned from a tour of Europe and
the U.S.S.R., obtained the color
picture with English narration.
“I, personally, had the opportun
ity to see the exposition within the
past month and thought everyone
interested in seeing what Russia
is doing in the agricultural field,
said D. W. Williams, vice-chancel
lor for agriculture of the A&M
Teague and Williams will be
available for any questions follow
ing the film. The public is invited
Louisville, Ky., and of a success
ful TV opera series there. A com
poser in his own right, Bomhard
has to his credit two symphonies,
a suite for strings and a score to
Sean O’Casey’s play, “Red Roses
for Me.”
The doors will open at 7:30 p.m.
and admission will be by Town
Hall season tickets or individual
General admission tickets will be
$1 for students and $2 for rion-
(See TOWN HALL, Page 2)
Election Filings
Running Slow;
End Wednesday
Filings for freshman class
officers and the student sen
ator from the senior class
have been going slow accord
ing to the Office of Student
Only seven students have flled
for office, so fai’, and of these all
were from the freshman class. So
far no senior has filed for the
senator’s office.
The filings will close at 5 p.m.
Dec. 7. Interested students may
file any time between the hours
of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Office of
Student Activities on the second
floor of Goodwin Hall.
Offices open for filing are pres
ident, vice - president, recording
secretary, social secretary, report
er, treasurer and pai’liamentarian,
and five members of the election
commission. These are all open to
the freshman class. One senator
from the senior class will also be
chosen in this election.
Qualifications are that the stu
dent be a member of the freshman
class in the case of freshman offi
cers and a member of the senior
class in the case of the senator. All
students filing must have a 1.0
grade point ratio.
These elections will be held Dec.
14 in the MSC election booth.
Dr. Banks Speaks
For Symposium
Dr. W. C. Banks, professor of
veterinai’y radiology, A&M College
was to speak today at a one-day
symposium sponsored by the Amer-
can Veterinary Radiology Society
at the Edgewater Beach Hotel,
Banks, president of the A.V.R.S.,
will be one of eight medical au
thorities describing how atomic
radiology, X-ray and roentgen
therapy' are used in veterinary
medicine. He will speak on the use
of radioactive cobalt in cancer
PHILHARMONIC PIANO QUARTET — The stars who will appear on the Town Hall pre
sentation Tuesday night are, top, left to right, Moreland Kortkamp and Gisella Richter;
bottom, left to right, Emmett Yokes and Herbert Rogers.