The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 09, 1956, Image 1

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L.IBI F E 12 COPIE The Battalion Number 83: Vokime 52 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1956 Price 5 Cents Recital Series Has Program Sunday The Recital Series will present a cellist and a pianist at 2 Sun day afternoon in the Assembly room of the Memorial Student Cen ter. Miss Mary Spaulding will be at the piano and Mrs. Phyllis Young is the cellist. Miss Spaulding is an instructor of piano at the Uni versity of Texas and Mrs. Young is guest lecturer of music at the University. Program for the afternoon will be “Sonata in C Minor, Op. 32” by Saint-Saens, cello a n d piano; “Etude pour les Degres chromat- iques” by Debussy, “Nocturne in D Flat, Op. 63” by Faure, “Alborada del gracioso” by Ravel, piano; “Elegie” by Faure, cello and piano; and “Sonata in D Minor” by De bussy, cello and piano. Miss Spaulding began her musi cal studies in California. As a scholarship student she studied piano at the Music Academy of the West with Rosalyn Tureck and Jan Chiapusso. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree with high hon ors from Pomona College, she con tinued her musical training on a Fulbright grant in France, where for two years she was a students of Marcel Ciampi at the National Conservatoire de Musique in Paris. She holds a diploma from the Con- sei-vatoire and a Master’s of Music Degree from the University of Michigan. While at Michigan she appeared as a winner of the Con- »erto Contest with the Univei’sity jrchestra. She has also studied fcdth Rosinna Lhevinne and Uillian Steuber. Mrs. Young received her early musical education in Kansas. Her undergraduate study was at Okla homa A&M College, where she won the Freshman Music Scholarship, and at the University of Texas which granted her a teaching fel lowship. After receiving the de gree of Bachelor of Music with high honors and Master of Music in cello from the University of Texas, where her maior work was done under Horace Britt, she con tinued her study as a pupil of Britt’s. Her chamber music train ing - was under William Kroll of the Kroll Quartet, James Levy of the former London String Quar tet, Homor Ulrich, author of the book, “Chamber Music,” and Britt, with whom she has performed in Texas, New York, Vermont and Mexico. She is now the director of the Cello Division of the Uni versity’s Junior String Project and has been the principal cellist of the Austin Symphony Orchestra for four years. Both Miss Spaulding and Mrs. Young are members of the Pi Kap pa Lambda and Sigma Alpha Iota honorary musical fraternities. These two young artists have made many solo and chamber music ap pearances. This season their tour will include San Antonio, Houston, Austin and Corpus Christi. Death INotice C. O. Spriggs, 59, of College Station, who had been connected with the English Department here since 1926 until he retired in 1952, died late Wednesday in the Veter ans Hospital at Marlin. He had been in ill health since his retire ment. A native of Demotte, Ind., he attended Lafayette University in 1924, received his BA degree from Indiana University, and his Mas ter’s degree from Northwestern University in 1930. He also did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin. Coming to A&M in 1926, Spriggs taught public speaking and speech, coached debate teams and speech courses, produced plays and was the author of many bulletins on speech courses. He is survived by his mother of Demotte, Ind., his wife, a daughter, Dorothy, both of College Station and a son, Dillard Spriggs of New York. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Hillier Funer al Home chapel at Bryan with in terment in the College Station Cemetery. CORRECTION In yesterday’s story on Nor man Thomas’ speech an error slipped in concerning an ex ample of our times Thomas mentioned. This was attribu ting the violence occuring at Alabama University to Au burn College. Messy notes, a sleepy mind and carelessness are to be blamed. Apologies to readers and to Auburn. Singing Cadets To Give First Program Of Year Official Says Alabama Mob ‘Trying To Kill’ RECITAL SERIES—Miss Mary Spaulding 1 at the piano and Mrs. Phyllis Young with the cello will appear at 2 p.m. Sunday, for the Recital Series program. Miss Spauld ing is piano instructor at the University of Texas and Mrs. Young is a guest lecturer of music at the University. News of the World A&M’s famous Singing Cadets, will present a program in Gonzales at 8 Saturday night. Members of the organization will leave the campus at noon Saturday and re turn Sunday afternoon, after sing ing for the morning service at a church in Cuero. Numbers to be presented on the prog-ram include “It’s a Grand Night for Sing-ing,” “Never Walk Alone,” “Set Down Servant,” and “Norah.” The Singing Cadets are under the direction of Bill Turner and Corps Chaplain Harry Scott is president. Other members making the trip will be Charles Jenkins, Bill Rivere, Charles Griffin, George French, A1 Swink, Don Linenber- ger, Donnie Duplissey, Jimmy Oberndorfer, Bert Thomp son, Paul Greenberg, Jimmy Bond, Ed Walton, Ed Burkhead, Milburn Atkins, Jimmy Gatlin, Alex Lord, John Alterman, Derane Heller, Don Moore, Frank Young, Dick Cooper,. Ralph Clement, Jerry Leighton, Tom Liston, Charles Arnold, Glenn Estes, Clem Shesek, Bill Meyers, Bill Tipton, Bob Arevalus, Pat Resby, Sam Gassaway, Pete Hickman, Bob Surovik, Charles Johnson, David Leake, Joe Blair, John Brannen, Gary Malone, Em mett Flanagan, Charles Robinson, Arthur Cameron, Bob Moody, Nor man York, Sam Taybe, Carol Cato, Ken Nerrettig, Don Bosman, Bill Huskins and Jack Weather fold. This is the first trip the Singing- Cadets have made this year. By The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Truman-MacArthur controversy exploded with new fury .yesterday. Former President Tru man asserted he fired Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur as Far East ern commander because Mac Arthur was guilty of “insub ordination” that threatened—in Truman’s view—to embroil the nation in an atomic World War III. MacArthur, in tones of white hot anger, charged the former President with spite ful distortion of the truth. The general linked his ouster with a spy ring reaching into the British Foreign Office and said his “savage and brutal” dismissal disastrously undercut this country’s struggle against world communism. ★ ★ ★ SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—A long-range U.S. Navy patrol bomber, downed while heading for rescue opera tions in Antarctica, was found yesterday in a North Venezuelan jungle marshland. The seven men aboard were reported unhurt. The two-engine Neptune P2V was sighted in a clearing on the ground in the Orinoco River delta 25 miles northeast of Boca de Uracoa. ★ ★ ★ WASHINGTON—Trevor Gardner announced yesterday he is quitting as chief of Air Force research because he dis agrees with the way the Pentagon is handling high-priority research and guided missiles programs. Gardner told a news conference “a crash program is badly needed” to de velop an intercontinental balistics missile-—the new atomic weapon that Soviet Russia is also striving to perfect. 'k k WASHINGTON—President Eisenhower told a news conference yesterday he ought to have by March 1 the information needed for reaching the big decision about a second term. While he offered no definite promises, many reporters got a distinct impression his announce ment will come by the end of the month or soon after ward. k k k WASHINGTON—The Agriculture Department an nounced yesterday it will support grower prices of 1956- crop corn in a designated commercial producing area at an average of $1.40 a bushel, or 81 per cent of parity. Set under the flexible price support program, this rate compares with $1.58 a bushel or 87 per cent of parity for last year’s crop. Under the flexible system, supports for designated basic crops—cotton, wheat, corn, rice and peanuts—may range from 75 to 90 per cent of parity, depending upon the size of supplies. Injured Aggie Has Returned To College Clarence Hatcher, senior mechanical engineering major from Houston, has re-entered school for the first time since he was injured in a auto ac cident Dec. 2, 1954. Hatche?-, who travels to all bis classes in a wheelchair, was with Don Schneider when their car ovei-- tumed year before last. He was paralyzed from the waist down due to a head injury. Schneider was injured only slightly in the acci dent. Hatcher was midway through his senior year at the time of the accident and will graduate in Jan uary of 1957. Since hb has fin ished all his courses except those in the mechanical and electrical engineering buildings, his problem of attending class is made easier. He has arranged to use the elevator in the Electrical Engineering Build ing and C. W. Crawford, head of the mechanical engineering depart ment has arranged for all of Hatcher’s courses to be taught on the first floor of the building. “I appreciate, all the help and assistance that has been given me since coming back to school,” Hatcher said. “Most of my trouble is just get ting back into the swing of going to classes,” he said. “I hope to get rid of my wheelchair before 1 graduate.” Film Society Sets Baseball Picture The MSC Film Society presents “It Happens Every Spring,” star ring Ray Milland, Paul Douglas and Jean Peters Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the MSC ballroom. Sea son tickets will be honored and single admission is 25 cents. This is a regularly scheduled film and is the story of a ehemis try px-ofessor who discovers a fluid which makes everything, including a baseball, allergic to wood—bats too. The shy professor not only becomes a great baseball player, but also finds out what love is all about. The combination has quite an effect on America’s national pastime. Season tickets for Film Society movies for this semester will be on sale at the door, and are also on sale at the main desk of the Center at $1.25 for students and student wives, and $1.50 for nop- students. Negro Coed Still Barred From Ala. University TUSCALOOSA, Ala.—LT*)—A University of Alabama official formally reported yesterday that a riotous mob was “trying’ to kill” a Negro co-ed when she was surrounded while meeting classes there Monday. Jeff Bennett, assistant to President O. C. Carmichael, said he made the report to Gov. James E. Folsom, who is ex-officio chairman of the university board of trustees. Folsom was not in his office to receive the report, and Bennett conferred at Montgomery with Legal Advisor Frank Long, Executive Secretary O. H. Finney and Press Secre tary Ralph Hammond. Bennett said no decisions were reached because such '♦matters are left to the gov ernor and school president. “They were screaming ‘let’s kill her,’ and were trying tQ open the car doors,” said Ben nett. The school official narrowly escaped serious injury when a large stone shattered the real- window pf the car he was driving after Auth- erine Lucy and Dean of Wom^n Sarah Healy had left it. “In my opinion those who were there to kill her weren’t students,” although students were in the crowd, said Bennett. He wouldn’t try to identify the outsiders. Miss Lucy, th^ Negro co-ed, was barred from the campus for safety reasons by the board of trustees following eight hours of uncon trolled disturbances. She threatened the board with legal action unless she was read mitted by this morning, but the board has announced no change in its stand. M iss Lucy’s attorney was to be in federal court at Birmingham to day on another case involving a Negro barped from enrollment, and she was not expected to try to enter classes. " •--- President Eisenhower said &t a press conference in Washington that the Justice Department al ready is investigating the incident as it does in all cases where fed eral civil rights statutes may be involved. ’ He added, however, that the U.S. Supreme Court has turned back to the fejeral district courts the : en- forcemeht of its antisegregation deijisiohs. , . The National Asgn. fof the Ad- vaneehieht of Colored People has asked federal criminal proceed ings against “any and all persohS acting in any maimer” to prevent Miss Lucy from attending classes. > The university trustees said Mias Lucy was barred “until further no tice” for her safety arid that of other students and the fdchlty. It appeared likely that if the ac tion Is challenged the board would contend it acted under' its police powers and not on the grounds pf race. Ag E&S Dept. Announces Staff Changes Five staff changes and ad ditions have been announced recently by Dr. Tyrus R. Timm, head of the Depart ment of Agricultural Econom ics & Sociology. Robert G. Cherry became exten sion economist, where be will give leadership throughout the state in the extension program in farm credit, taxes and agricultural pol icy. For the past 12 years he has been devoting full time in the de partment to research on problems local government, agricultural policy and agricultural finance. Harley Bebout has rejoined the staff to take up the work formerly done by Robert G. Cherry. He has more than 11 yeai-s experience as a teacher and research worker in the field of agricultural finance and marketing. Calvin C. Boykin Jr. joined the department to work in the field of farm management research. He was formerly a research assistant in the department, and recently completed course work for a mas ter’s degree in agricultural econom ics. He has had six years’ expe rience with the Soil Conservatior Service in West Texas. Deadline Today To Enter Girl Today is the deadline for pic tures of candidates for Sweetheart of the First Regimental Ball. They must be turned in by 4 p.m. to Na than Boardman, Dormitory 7, room 117. The picture should have the girl’s name, age, address, meas urements and the persons submit ting the entry. All classes are eli gible to submit entries. Robert W. Cooper became asso ciate county agent at large,'to as sist M. C. Jaynes* extension coop erative marketing specialist. H has two and a half year experience in farm management at Rio Farms, and six years’ experience as a teacher of vocational agriculture. He came to A&M from Nueces county where he Was associate county agent. Donald Ray Hammons joined the department to study slaughter plant operations in Texas. He is employed by the Transportation and Facilities Branch, Agricultural Marketing Service, and will work with Dr. Jarvis E. Miller. He came here from the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville. Ala. Losl Gloves Seek Hand That Fit ’em The Battalion has received a letter from F. M, Adair of Tyler, Texas, asking that an article be published to help him find the owner of a pair of gloves left in his car Jan. 24. Adair said he picked up two freshmen in Oakwood and car ried them to Tyler. One of the boys, he said, was from Shreve port and the other from Kildaire. If the two students will get in contact with Adair at 513 Citi zens National Bank Building in Tyler, the gloves will be re turned. A&M’s Famed Singing Cadets; Gonzales Bound This Weekend Weather Today CLOUDY Continued cloudy with possible fog and light drizzle early to morrow is forecasted for College Station. Yesterday’s high was 67 degrees with a low early this morning of 43 degrees. Tempera ture at 10:30 a.m. today was 46 degrees. Begins Feb. 19; Last Five Days The 14th Religious Empha sis Week to be held at A&M is scheduled for Feb. 19 through the 24th. During R.E. week 17 relig ious leaders from all over the state will give talks in the dorms, lead discussions and counsel students on any problems that they have. Each morning convocation services will be held in Guion Hall with Dr. Morris Wee giving the main talk. Classes are dismissed during the hour that convocation services are being held. The services are at 11 a.m. on Monday, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, and at 9 a.m. on Thursday and Friday. One of the counselors that was at A&M last year, Robert E. Good rich Jr., has written a book in which he mentions his experiences on the campus during R.E. w^ek. Goodrich says, “It was one of the greatest weeks that I have ever seen. I came away with knowledge instead of ignorance and an alto gether different impression about the campus at College Station.” In later issues of The Battalion, thumbnail sketches of the 16 relig ious counselors will be given.