The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, January 20, 1956, Image 1

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The Battalion Number 78: Volume 55 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JANUARY, 20, 1956 Price 5 Cents JOIN THE FIGHT—Miss Ann Fleming, senior at A&M Consolidated High School, shows the right way to get into the battle with polio. The March of Dimes Drive, sponsored by the local organization of the National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis, will continue until Jan. 31. Tonight, between the hours of 7 and 8, the Mothers of College Station and P>ryan will make their annual March on Polio, stopping at every home at which the porch light is burning. The large sign pictured is in the MSC, and has “Join The March Of Dimes” spelled out in slots for dimes. Schools Are Source Morgan Speaks on Leaders 237 Receive Degrees Tonight At 6:30 Ceremonies in Guion •i Officers ’ Commissioning, Baccalaureate Held Today Commencement will be held tonight for 237 graduates of A&M, with exercises starting at 6 :30 in Guion Hall. A&M Chancellor Dr. M. T. Harrington will deliver the commence ment address. The procession for the service will form at 6:15 on* the first floor of White Coliseum. Roll will be checked. Officers’ commissions were presented this afternoon to 56 Army and 26 Air Force A&M graduating students in ceremonies held in Guion Hall. Commissions were for the U.S. Army Reserve and U.S. Air Force Reserve, as second lieutenants. Maj. Gen. David H. McClure, deputy commander, Fourth ♦Army, USA, delivered the principal address and present ed the commissions. The oath of office was administered by Maj. Charles H. Brown of the Military Science Department at A&M. Dr. David H. Mcmgan, president of the College-, was in Houston yes terday to deliver a speech, “Lead ership for Democracy,” to the Houston Rotary Club at their noon luncheon. “As we face the remainder of the 20th Century, we realize that this country will need competent leader ship to an extent and a degree as never before,” Dr. Morgan told the Rotarians. “The cry throughout the country in every field of endeavor is for potential leaders . . . The som'ce of these leaders? Naturally, from the source which produced the leaders that advanced our country to its present position — our educational system which, while patterned originally after the European sys tem, made a radical break about a Ducats for Harlem Show to Go On Sale Tickets for the Harlem Magic ians, who will appear in White Coliseum Feb. 11, will go on sale in the Office of Student Activities, Second floor of Goodwin Hall, next Wednesday. Tickets for this show, which is sponsored by Student Ac tivities, are $1.25 general admis sion and $2 and $2.50 reserve. The game features . Goose Tatum and Marques Haynes. century ago with the formation of the land-grant colleges and univer sities—a liberal, practical education with military training available for the sons and daughters of the in dustrial classes.” Describing the responsibility of the A&M Corps as a program for leadei'ship training, he said, “The boy becomes conscious of his pei'- sonal appearance so that neatness MSC Art Show Winners Named The winners of the Winter Art Show sponsored by the Memorial Student Center Art Group have been announced by Mrs. Ralph Ter ry, Ait Director of the MSC. The winners were Katy Plain with an oil painting titled, “Bore dom” in the student, faculty and staff division and Mrs. Dwight Clark with a watercolor titled “Ships.” Preston Bolton, judge of the show, judged 143 entries of Art Group members and juried and hung 63 of these.' He said that this made the show a quality in stead of quantity one. The paintings are on display in the main lounge of the MSC. Some of the paintings are for sale and have their prices on them. and bearing become an ingrained part of his personality. He learns to meet people ... to make ac quaintances readily that lead to lasting frienship. He leams to lead by first learning to follow. “The ultimate goal ... is the mature personality with self-disci pline in control,” Dr. Morgan said. “The time, effort and money are well repaid by the end product— a leader who is thoroughly and soundly educated in his field—who is not afraid of work and who can work with others—who can carry out orders and give ’ orders—who will accept responsibility—a well- rounded individual ready to take his place in the world.” Dr. Morgan has another speech in Houston, this one Tuesday at the Torch Club. He also will speak to the Bryan Chamber of Commerce Jan. 31. Weather Today Mothers March On Polio At 7 Tonight The annual Mother’s March on Polio will be held between 7 and 8 tonight in College Sta tion and Bryan in connection with the 1956 March of Dimes. “Last year the Mother’s Mar-ch collected around $1,200,” said Capt. Walter M. Heritage, chairman of the Brazos County drive. “We expect it to be one of our main events again this year.” The City of College Station has been divided into three zones for the Mother’s March. In each of the zones, about 20 mothers will participate, stopping at all houses that have porch lights burning. Groups of teen-age boys will help with the soliciting in the pro ject house and College View hous ing developments. Collections also will be taken in Iq.cal drive-in the aters and movie houses. Area chairmen for the March are Mrs. Henry Rakoff, College Hills; Mr. and Mrs. John Gieger, Southside; Mrs. W. S. Edmonds, North Gate area; and W. A. Tar- row, colored section. The 1956 drive, which will end Jan. 1, has already collected more than $3,500, not counting collec tion boxes scattered about the city and campus. CLOUDY High scattered clouds with no change in weather conditions is the forecast for College Station. Yesterday’s high of 47 degrees dropped to 30 degrees early this morning. Temperature at 10:30 a.m. was 42 degrees. “Flying Kadets” Study Navigation The Texas A&M “Flying Ka- dets” began a new navigation course at their regular meeting last Monday night. James C. Stewart, with the Civil Aeronautics Administration at Easterwood Airport, spoke to the group on the importance of pilot navigation. Navigation is the first of sev eral subjects the club plans to study in its ground school. The CAA will supervise the course and training films will be furnished by the A&M Air Science Department to aid in instruction. All club members are urged to take part in this course, and all others interested are invited to at tend. A&M Judging Teams Receive Top Honors WHO’S GOT THE BALL?—Five basketball players hold the ball on top of a pyramid of arms and hands during last night’s game in White Coliseum. A&M dropped the Sam Houston Bearkats 75-46 in a non-conference battle. Rec ognizable Aggies in the picture are John Fortenberry (50) and Bill Brophy (far right). A&M’s Wool Judging Team cop ped second place in the National Western Livestock Show at Denver, Colo, and the Livestock Judging Team took seventh place in the Senior Collegiate Contest with first in the Hereford bull carload lot at the same show. Benny E. Fichte was second high individual in the over-all livestock judging contest and placed fourth in horses. Jim L. Renick was sixth in hogs and J. C. Gregory placed seventh in sheep judging. Other team members are Robert N. Hancock, Pat Garner and W. R. Barnes. J. W. Gossett, of the Ani mal Husbandry Department, is team coach. J. M. Auld, member of the wool judging team, took thiixl high in dividual. This was the first time an A&M wool team ever competed in the Denver show. Seven points sep arated A&M and the first place team. Other team members are Jimmy Carpenter, who placed eighth high individual, Glynn R. Chandler and Cecil Skaggs. Col. D. P. Anderson, professor of military science and tactics, in troduced Gen. McClure, following the singing of “The Spirit of Ag- gieland.” Cadet Col. Larry B. Kennedy called the Corps to attention and Corps Chaplain Robert H. Scott gave the invocation and benedic tion. The audience joined in sing ing “The Star Spangled Banner.” Baccalaureate services was held for the graduates this morning in Guion, with Dr. Robert T. Kahn, Rabbi Congregation Emanu El, Houston, delivering the sermon. He was presented by Dr. David H. Morgan, president of the College. Dr. Kahn asked, “What can one man do?”, posing the question to the graduating class. “Obviously,” Dr. Kahn said “he must be a man—a good man, a strong man. “Bad men cannot make good de cisions. “Weak men cannot face stiamg problems. “Only men of dignity, character, righteousness and good will can do anything at all. “If a man would be effective in this world, he must be effective first of all within his heart, his home, his business, his community.” “What can one man do?”, Dr. Kahn asked. “He can recognize the power of an individual; he can do what comes to hand to do, but above all he can join with other men to do what no man can do alone. He can associate with men who share his ideals and work to gether with them for their achieve ment.” He added, “These baccalaureate services this morning and com mencement this evening, mark for most of you the end of your educa tion and the beginning of mature and responsible living. “You come to God . . . and you say to Him, ‘Lord, here I am I with my brain well-trained. Bless me and make me of use.’ ” News of the World By The ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO, Egypt—Newly independent Sudan became the ninth member of the Arab League yesterday. A special session of the League Council voted unanimously to accept the Sudanese. The other eight members of the league are Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Yemen. WASHINGTON—Congressional approval of a global military construction program of $2,012,283,000 was asked yesterday by the Defense Department. Part of the cost of new military housing projects over-seas would be met by the sale abroad of 150 million dollars of surplus farm products. ★ ★ ★ UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.—The U.N. Security Council yesterday unanimously condemned Israel for the Sea of Galilee raid on a Syrian outpost Dec. 11. The Council warned that further such raids would be met with sterner measures to maintain the uneasy armistices in the Holy Land. It was the fourth time in two years that the Council had censured Israel for a major violation of Israel’s borders with the Arab states. The Arabs have not been censured by Council de cision but Israel has complained against hundreds of alleged border crossings by Arabs. ★ ★ ★ WASHINGTON—The House Armed Services Com mittee yesterday approved a 1 (4-billion-dolIar shipbuild ing bill described as a historic bridge to the atomic navy of the future. “The approval of this bill is a historic event,” Chairman Vinson (D-Ga.) said before the unani mous vote. “It lets us see the day, not far distant, when the American Navy will be propelled by nuclear power.” 'k ★ ★ LEWISBURG, W. Va.—Negro and white students began attending classes together in Greenbrier County schools yes terday with no incidents reported. When the school board attempted integration in Greenbrier County in the fall of 1954, there were public demonstrations. Senators Approve Proposed Fee Hike The Student Senate, last night, went on i-ecord as approving a pro posed $5 hike in the student health fee per semester. The higher fee, according to Dr. Robert M. Kamm, dean of Student Personnel Services, would allow the college to hire needed medical personnel to help take care of stu dent demands. Beard Growers Get Pictures Late Civilian juniors and freshmen who are growing beards for the Civilian Weekend and have not had their pictures made for the Aggieland can get their pictures taken after the contest is over. Students may schedule pictures after the contest by going to the Aggieland Studio, paying $2 and making an appointment. The $2 must be paid before the end of the semester in order to get your picture in the yearbook. This deadline applies to corps juniors and freshmen also. The College Hospital has had an increasing deficit for the past five years. Without increased revenue, this deficit will continue to grow each year, Dean Kamm said. A&M has charged essentially the same medical fee since first opening its doors in 1876. In that year, the fee was $5 per semester. Today, it is $5.50 for the fall se mester and $5 for the spring se mester. Increased prices in sal aries and medical supplies have caused the large deficits. In comparison, Stanford Univer sity charges $20.48 per semester while Cornell University charges $18 per semester. Final decision in the matter lies with the Board of Directors of the A&M College System, which will meet in the near future. Kamm’s recommendations t o the Boai’d will be that $10 a se mester be charged, that all full time students, whether they re side on the campus or not, pay the fee and that if it were approv ed, extra charges, if any, be kept at a minimum. Film To Be Shown Viva Zapata will be presented in the Memorial Student Center ballroom tonight at 7:30 by the MSC Film Society. The film will star Marlon Brando, Jean Peters and Anthony Quinn. Season tick ets are good for this performance and individual admission tickets will be on sale at the door for 25 cents each. LOST SOMETHING?—The entire Sam Houston State Collegre basketball team is gather ed around two Aggie cagemen waiting for the ball to come down. Getting an early leap for the victorious Farmers is forward Bill Brophy (44). Teammates John Fortenberry (50) looks on . A&M won the game 75-46.