The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 06, 1955, Image 1

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The Battalion Number 58: Volume 55 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1955 Price 5 Cents News of the World By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BRYAN —Johnny Webb, who ALGIERS — French security bad been suffering from throat troops fired on a crowded native market place near the Tunisian border Sunday and at least 40 Algeriafis were killed. The death toll across French Noi-th Africa was at least 69. At least 40 were injured. In addition to the bloody scene on the market square of the town of Lamy, French authorities said that 24 Algerians died else- > where Sunday as a result of rebel assassinations. ★ ★ ★ WOODFORD, England — Sir Winston Churchill has called the Asiatic tour of the Soviet leaders a surprising spectacle and suggested that the British government weigh carefully whether to let them repeat it here. Soviet Premier Bulganin and Communist parly chief Khrushchev are due to visit Brit ain in April. ★ ★ ★ DENVER—A Moscow-trained former Communist said yesterday in the federal trial of Maurice E. Travis, 45, that the Communist Party uses “labor unions as a rev olutionary transmission belt to ac complish their revolutionary aims.” Travis, West Coast representative of the Internation Union of Mine, . Mill and Smelter Workers, is charged with falsely denying mem bership in the Communist Pai’ty in 1951-52 on non-communist affida vits filed with the National Labor Relations Board. Conviction on the charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $40,000 fine. cancer for years, strangled his wipe yesterday and then tele phoned a Houston relative to tell what he had done and say he was going to kill himself. By the time someone reached the home of the 44-year-old juke box deal er he had killed himself with an automatic rifle. The body of Mrs. Webb, 31, was found in the bedroom. it + + WA SHINGTON—Sen. Mansfield (D-Mont) said yesterday if the Eisenhower administration sacri fices security for economy in its new military budget it may lead to the end of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Mansfield, a Senate Foreign Relations commit teeman, said he hopes President Ei senhower will join with British Prime Minister' Anthony Eden at their January conference here in action aimed at “strengthening the Westei’n Alliance.” Freshman Open House To Start At 7 Tonight Piano Quartet To Be Featured On Town Hall The Philharmonic Piano Quartet, Town Hall’s fifth at traction of the year, will be presented tonig'ht at 8:BO in White Coliseum. The Quartet consists of two women and two men, who in their own right are piano virtuosos. They are Gisela Richter, Moreland Kortkamp, Emmet Yokes and Her bert Rogers. All four pianists studied at New York’s Julliard School of Music and have given successful individual concerts. In addition to their re citals, they have played at New York’s Lewisohn Stadium, Denver’s Red Rocks and the Roxy Theatre in New York. Moritz Bombard is the official 1 musical arranger for the Quartet and at present is director of the Kentucky Opera Association in Louisville, Ky., and of a success ful TV opera series there. Doors will open at 7:30 and ad mission will be by Town Hall sea son tickets or individual tickets. General admission is $1 for stu dents and $2 for non-students. Re serve seats, which will be sold only at the door, are $1.50 for students and $2.50 for non-students. General admission tickets may be purchased in the Office of Student Activities until 5 this afternoon. Lions Will Sell Christmas Trees Using the proceeds for charity purposes, the College Station Lions Club will start selling Christmas trees Thursday. The trees will be sold either at East Gate or the circle until 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and until 7 p.m. on week days. They will be sold until Christmas Eve. The proceeds from the sale will be used by the Lions Club for the Boy Scouts,, underprivileged chil dren and other charitable groups. All Lions Club members will help in the sale of the trees with Dr. Leland C. Grumbles in charge. Also to be sold will be table decorations, artificial snow, fire proofing compounds and other items along that line. The Lions Club has also dis cussed offers by several units in tbe Corps to give Christmas par ties for underprivileged children. J. J. Skrivanek has been put in charge of making the necessary ar rangements. ART AT A&M—Looking over one of the 75 pieces in the Feldman Collection of Texas Art is Mrs. Bob Bell, PBX op erator in the Memorial Student Center. The collection, which went on display late in November, will remain in the Center until the Christmas holidays. Mrs. Bell is the wife of Bob Bell, senior farm management major from Celina. Ike Defin es Role Of Union Members Two Students Win Medals at Meet John Wilson, Dallas senior, and Bill Heard, Houston junior, were awarded gold medals for superior speaking and debating in the For ensic Progression at the East Cen tral State Forensic Meet at Ada, Okla., last week. Wilson’s award was in the senior division, while Heard’s was in the junior division. Dave Bowers, Alice senior woti a certificate of excellence in the senior division, and Ray Finch, junior from Bay City took a “good” in the junior division. In Debate, two teams, one of Wilson and Bowers and the other consisting of Finch and Heard won three out of four for a rat ing of excellent in their respective divisions. Debate coach Lee J. Martin of the English Department made the trip with the squad. NEW YORK—(A 5 )—President Ei- I senhower said yesterday labor | unions have a legitimate interest in politics but should be sure they “accurately reflect” wishes of their members before taking sides. Eisenhower addressed the found ing convention of the merged AFL- CIO by telephone from his Gettys burg, Pa., farm, where he is i'e- cuperating from illness. His voice came through cleai’ly and distinctly to the 1,400 delegates in the 71st Regiment Armory on Park Avenue. They cheered when AFL-CTO President George Meany, from the hall, introduced the President. They arose and gave another burst of applause at the end of the speech. The President’s reference to ac curately reflecting the view of the 7’ank and file came at a time when there is speculation as to what role the new 16-million-member or ganization will play in the 1956 presidential election. Both the AFL and the CTO en dorsed Adlai Stevenson., the Demo cratic candidate, in his 1952 cam paign against Eisenhower. Weather Today CLEAR Continued clear anH warmer is the forecast for College Station area. Yesterday’s high of 60 de grees dropped to 36 degrees early this morning. Temperature at 10:30 read 51 degrees. Horticulture Show Will Be Tomorrow The Horticulture Society, in con junction with the Horticulture De partment, will hold its annual show from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. tomorrow in the lobby of the Agriculture Building. The Horticulture show origi nated in 1920 and is the oldest ac tivity of its kind at A&M. It consists of displays of various horticultural products ranging from pecans to citrus. Students and department members will be on duty all day to answer ques tions. The purpose of the show is to give horticulture students exper ience in making and collecting ex hibits of various horticulture pro ducts. Grapefruits will be on sale at the show. Proceeds will be used to send members of the Horticul ture Society on an annual inspec tion trip, and for other club activ ities. Eisenhower told the unionists, “The roads you travel, the schools your children attend, the taxes you pay, the standards of integrity in government, the conduct of the public business is your business as Americans. “And while all of you, as to the public business, have a common goal—a stronger and better Amer ica—your views as to the best means of reaching that goal vary widely—just as they do in any other group of American citizens. “So in your new national organi zation, as well as in your many constituent organizations, you have a great opportunity of making your meetings the world’s most effective exhibit of democratic processes.” The President appeared to be defining, his administration’s view of labor’s position in the political picture. Sen. Barry Goldwater said Sun day the AFL-CTO “has no right” to endorse a presidential nominee. Some other Republicans have ac cused union leaders of trying to raise a slush fund to gain control of a political pai’ty. Walter Reuther, president of the old CIO, commented: “The President’s addi’ess refutes completely the Goldwater line be cause obviously it indicated he be lieves these members of organized labor have a right to participate in shaping political decisions of our government. “I think the President doesn’t believe that this is the beginning of a labor monopoly or he would not have dignified it by giving an address.” But both Meany and Reuther in speeches before the President’s ad dress indicated labor will be active politically. Meats Team Places Fourth In IMJ Contest The Senior Meats Judging Team, coached by Gene King of the Animal Husbandry De partment, placed fourth in the overall contest ranking at the Intercollegiate Meats Judging Contest in Chicago, Ill., Nov. 29. Iowa State was first, Wisconsin, second and Ohio State, third. Classes and A&M placings were beef judging, third; beef grading, first; lamb grading, tenth; and pork judging, sixth. J. A. Loftis, team member, placed fourth in beef grading, fifth in lamb judging and eleventh in the overall contest. Ken Killion placed first in beef grading, fifth in pork judging and twelfth in the overall contest. Other team members are Robert W. Caldwell and J. M. Lebo, alternate. “This is the best group of boys I have ever worked with,” King said. “I was very proud that they beat Oklahoma A&M, which had been a consistant winner in the contest over the last few years.” The team competed with 22 other teams from all sections of the United States and Canada. The contest consisted of two beef car cass classes, one beef rib class, one beef chuck class, two pork carcass classes, one fresh ham class, two lamb carcass classes, twenty beef carcasses to gi*ade to one-third of grade by USD A specifications, and ten lamb carcasses for" grading to one-thii'd of a graeje. ‘Mel Lebo, team alternate, was just as important as anyone on the team and he insured the team’s success,” King said, “He would have done equally as well had he been in the contest.” Town Hall Set at fi:30 To Allow Plenty of Time All departments of the college will hold their annual Freshman Open House tonight at 7 so new students can meet the members of the organization, the staff of the depart ments, and get an “inside look” at the department in which they are majoring. There is no class distinction observed at these meetings and the freshman is made to feel “at home.” It is only with the help and cooperation of this year’s freshmen that the club and societies can function in coming years. “These meetings allow the new student on the campus to align himself professionally with the organization in which he h$s chosen to major,” said C. H. Ransdell, acting dean of the Basic Division. DECK THE HALLS . . . with decorations is the song that the inhabitants of dormitories at A&M are now singing. And doing the singing, and working, for the Maroon Band on the first floor of dormitory 11 are, left to right, Bill Evans, sophomore; Charley Voelter, junior; James Gas ton and Willett Stallworth, both sophomores; and Gay Cloud, junior. Filings To Cl ose Filings for freshman class offi cers close tomorrow afternoon at 5 p.m. About 100 freshmen had filed in the office of Student Activities on Monday. Ten seniors have filed for the position on the Student Senate. Elections will be held Wednes day, Dec. 14. in the Memorial Stu dent Center. Alabama Ag Should Buy '56 License Dum de dum dum, Tuesday, Dec. 6, City of College Sta tion. Name unknown but the lic ense plate is as follows: A&M license, 17693; Alabama lic ence, 677. The charge is not serious yet. But Bryan police called The Battalion yesterday for help in reminding the owner of the car bearing the above out-of-state plates that the license expired Nov. 15. They added that the student please get it renewed because doing so may save him a fine later on. The Department of Public Safety keeps an eye out for expired out-of-state lic ense tags. The police also warned all motorists with Mississippi lic ense that these expired Oct. 31, and like the Alabama tags must be replaced by 1956 plates. Picture Schedule For Clubs Opens Clubs may now begin schedul ing pictures for the 1956 Aggie- land, according to Kurt Nauck, editor. Appointment should b e made at the Office of Student Publications, second floor of Good win Hall. Pictures will be made beginning today with a deadline date to be announced later, he said. Club rates are $50 per page and $30 per half page. Club rosters are requested at the time appoint ments are made, but not required. Before the picture will be put in the book this roster must be turn ed in. The payment of the $50 or $30 must be made at time of schedul ing pictures, Nauck said. “Freshmen are urged by the heads of their departments to take this opportunity to at tend the meeting of their de partments and join in with the activity and various functions of the organizations,” Ransdell said. Through the cooperation of the Office of Student Activities, Town hall will not begin until 8:30, giving each student time to visit in his major department. A complete schedule of all meet ings for tonight follows: AGRICULTURE Agricultural Economics and So ciology will meet in room 312 of the Agricultural Building. Agricultural Education will meet in room 307 of the Agricultural Engineering Building. Agricultural Engineering will meet in room 200 of the Agricul tural Engineering Building. Agronomy Department will meet in room 105 of the Agronomy Building. Animal Husbandry will meet in the lecture room of the Animal Husbandry Building. Dairy Husbandry will board a bus at 4 p.m. by the Agriculture Building for a tour of the farm and return in a group for eve ning meal in Duncan Hall. At 7 the group will board a hus for a visit to the creamery. Floriculture will meet in the Floriculture Building. Poulti’y Husbandry will meet in room 311 of the Agriculture Build ing. Range and Forestry will meet in the seminar room on the second floor of the Agricultural Engi- neei’ing Building. Wildlife Management will meet on the third floor, rear, of the Agricultural Engineering Build ing. Entomology Department will meet in room 105 of the Biological Sciences Building. Horticultui'e Department will meet in room 103 of the Agricul ture Building. ARTS AND SCIENCES Biology Depai’tment will meet in room 113 of the Biological Sci ences Building. Business Administration will meet in the chemistry lecture room of the Chemistry Building. Chemistry Department will meet in room 113 of the Chemistry Building. Economics Depai’tment will meet in room 129 of the Academic Build ing. (See OPEN HOUSE, Page 6) Talent Show Op ens Friday In Guion Hall The fourth annual Aggie Talent Show will be presented in Guion Hall Friday night at 8 by the MSC Music Group. This year’s show is hailed as “the best yet” by Dick Mc- Gowen, chairman of the Group and no admittance will be charged. All 12 of the acts are well-planned and range from singers to comedians, he added. “Winner of the Show will be an nounced immediately after the show and- will represent A&M at the Intercollegiate, Talent Show to be held here in April,” McGowen said. Master of Ceremonies for the show will be Walter (Buddy) Black, senior from Maryland, and the Group is hoping for five judges to pick the winner from the acts. So far only two judges have been announced and they are C. K. Esten of the English department and Charles Williams, editor of The En gineer. The progress for the evening is tentatively planned to, include Ed ward Bulkhead, a singer; a Saxo phone Trio consisting of C. J. Sanfilippo, Alfred Cbrdes and Rog er Alexander; a Spoons’ Player, Don Demming; guitar player and singer, John Montgomery; Jimmy Patterson on the piano; singers Sam Tayloe, Jim Gatlin, John Har dy, Rufe Brewton and Roger Poole. A comedy act with Charles and Boyd Smith; the Aggie Ramblers; pantomime singer Joe Ector; Paul Rosenthel, comedian; Lynn Pixley, guitar player and singer; and Mar tin Adams, singer. Persons taking part in the show are urged to attend the rehearsal in the MSC Ballroom Wednesday night at 7:30. MECHANICAL AGE—A ditch digger is shown digging the ditch for a new sewer line to connect with the Bryan sewer line. The new line, part of the new sewage develop ment, will handle sewage from the north end of College Station. Contract work is being done by Texala Construction Co. of Houston.