The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 15, 1956, Image 1

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The Battali Number 86: Volume 55 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1956 Price 5 Cents ADDITIONS—Workmen lay bricks on the A&M laundry as part of a new $60,000 im provement plan, to be financed out of laundry profits, which will go to give better and speedier service at the laundry. Plans call for a warehouse and sub-station addition to the present plant. More details on the improvements will be given in a story in a later edition of The Battalion. Religious Emphasis, ITT Three More Leaders This is the third article in the series on Religious Emphasis leaders who will be here Feb. 19-24. REV. GEORGE HOOPER, pas tor of the First Presbyterian Church, Huntsville, will live in dormitory 2 and lead the forums and discussion g;roups for dormi tories 2 and 4. He will be available for conferences during- the week. After working- six months as a bacteriology lab technician, Hop per entered Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va. He graduated in 1949 and was minis- ter of students for two years at U.S.U., and for three and one-half years at the University of Ten nessee. Hopper came to Huntsville at the beginning of last year. He is the immediate past president of the Presbyteidan U.S. Student Workers Association. Freshmen Asked To Pay Class Dues Civilian freshmen are asked to pay their class fee of $1 to the Student Activities Office on the second floor of Goodin Hall this week, according to John G. Thom as, freshman class president. Tickets to the Freshman Ball, to be held March 3, will not be sold to students who have not paid their class dues. Pictures for the Fish sweetheart should be turned in to the Office of Student Activities in Goodwin Hall this week. These pictures should be 5" by 7". The pictui-es will be returned. REV. S. L. HARRIS, director of the Baptist Student Union, Sam Houston State College, Huntsville, will live in dormitory 11 and will lead the forums and discussion groups in the dormitory and be available for con ferences during the week. Rev. Harris received his B.A. ■ijk degree from Rev. Harris Howard Payne College, and his B.D. degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. At present he is BSU director and associate professor of Bible at Sam Houston State. He is also BSU director on State Coun cil of Texas for 1955-56. During his college years Rev. Harris held various honors and positions: Greater Baptist Student Union President, Ministerial Coun cil, rural Baptist pastor, Alpha Chi, Pi Gamma Mu, and Vinson Award for scholarship. DR. FOY VALENTINE, Baptist Board of Education, Dallas, will live in dormitory 10 and lead the forums and dis cussion groups for dormitory 10 and 12 and be available for con- ferences during the week. D r. Valentine received his B.A. degree fx*om Bay- 1 o r University, Dr. Valentine his Th.M. and Th.D. degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has published ser mons in “Youth Speaks”, a Broad- man Book of Merit. At present he is director of the Christian Life Commission of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. A native of Edgewood, Texas, Dr. Valentine has served as student pastor at Jonah, Texas, and at Golden, Texas. He was a special representative in race relations to the General Convention of Texas in 1947-48. Tight Year For Salaries Ahead Student’s Wife Praises Hospital More praise has been ac corded A&M and the College Hospital. The following letter was received Feb. 6 by Dr. Robert B. Kamm, Dean of Stu dent Personnel Services from the wife of John I.. Barkley. Barkley, veteran prepara tory veterinary medicine stu dent from Midlothian, was ad mitted to the College hospital January 27 with internal hem orrhages and a collapsed lung. He remained in the hospital for 12 days and was transferred to the McCloskey Hospital in Temple Feb. 7. “I would like to express, through you, my sincere ap preciation for the excellent care my husband received while in the College Hospital. I, to gether with the rest of his family, feel he could not have gotten better care anywhere and we would especially like to mention the services ren dered by Dr. Marsh and Mrs. Claghorn. “My husband is very much improved and we hope he’ll soon be back in school.” Sincerely, Mrs. John L. Barkley Indian Counselor To Speak On His Country Tomorrow Zingaro Completes Research Writing Dr. Ralph Zingaro of the Chem- ^ptry Department has completed a writing on research he carried on at the Oak Ridge National Labo- ratory where he was a summer participant. He spent several days there recently. He plans an extensive biblio graphy on the extraction of urani um from its ores. Weather Today M. S. Sundaram will deliver a lecture here Thursday at 8 p.m. in the lecture room of the Biological Sciences Building. Sundaram is educational and cultural counselor, embassy of India, in Washington, D. C. He will talk on “India Old and New—a Revolution in Progress.” Staff Members Attend Meeting Several staff members of the Chemistry Department attended the Louisiana State University Symposium on Modern Methods of Analytical Chemistry, held recently at Baton Rouge. Dr. T. S. Burkhalter piesided at one of the round-table conferences. Others attending were I. F. Collier, Cecil Dickson and Robei't F. Wales. The public has been invited to hear the lecture. Sundaram was for many years associated with the teaching pro fession in India at three different universities where he was profes sor and head of the Department of English Studies. He was edu cated at Madras and, subsequently at Oxford, England. In 1942 he entered the Ministry of Education as assistant education advisor and worked on a plan for the educa tional reconstruction of India. In 1945 he came to the United States as educational liaison offi cer to the Indian government. From 1947 to 1950 was the head of the Educational Department in the office of the high commissioner for India, in London. In 1950 he returned to the United States. Debate Team To Compete In Tulane Contest The Ag-g-ie Debate Team, consisting- of John Wilson, Da vid Bowers, Ray Finch and Bill Heard, will compete in the Tulane Invitational De bate Tournament to be held in New Orleans Thursday. They will be accompanied on the three-day trip by Debate Coach Lee Martin, of the English Department. Feb. 3-4, Wilson, Bowers, Finch and Heai-d entered Senior Division at the Baylor Speech Tournament in Waco. Junior division entries were Sophomore E. M. Huitt and freshmen Ernest Heard and Glenn Jackson. Bowers and Finch were stopped in the initial elimination round; Wilson and Heard went to quarter-finals. Tom Newman, junior; Daryll Fawcett, freshman; Huitt and Heard, accompanied by Barry Tar- gan of the English Department, entered the Abilene Christian Col lege tourney Feb. 10-11. A&M will be represented at the Texas Round-up Tournament at the University of Texas, March 9-10; Piney Woods Debate Tournament at Stephen F. Austin College in Nacogdoches, March 23-24; and the Southwest Conference tourney to be held at Rice April 7. Continued cloudy with occasional light rain is forecasted for College Station. A cold front is expected tonight, but it will not be severe. Yesterday’s high was 82 degrees; low, 66. Temperature at 10:30 a. m. was 71 degrees. Job Calls Scientists and engineers repre senting the Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake and Pasadena, and the Naval Ordnance Labora tory, Corona, will be here tomorrow and Friday to interview and select seniors and graduate students for research, development, test and evaluation work. What’s Cooking 5 p.m. San Antonio Hometown Club meets today in front of the MSC to have club picture taken. 5:30 Amarillo A&M Club meets to day at the MSC for club picture. Newman Club meets in the Catholic Student Center for a bus iness meeting followed by a movie. Dr. Morgan Gives Report At A&M Faculty Meeting A&M is going to be tight on money for salaries again next year, Dr. David H. Morgan, president of the College, told the faculty at yesterday’s spring faculty meeting in Guion Hall. The Legislature gave the school less money for this year than was spent last year, Dr. Morgan said. “We have the same amount for next year plus an addition as a result of the Fall increase in enrollment, but not enough to pay for new teachers necessary for next fall.” Dr. Morgan also pointed out the salary difference here compared with salaries for last year at 31 other state insti tutions with enrollments of 5,000 or more. The comparison — ♦showed that A&M was “$!,- 200 below the average salary for deans, $1,400 for profes sors, $900 for associate pro fessors, $640 for assistant professors, and $200 for instruc- Airport Gets Grant Easterwood Airport is to receive an $85,000 federal matching grant according to E. L. Angell, assistant Chancellor of the A&M System. The money will be used to con struct an Administration Building, parking ramps, sidewalks and gut ters. News of the World By The ASSOCIATED PRESS MOSCOW—Nikita S. Khruschev rewrote two major points of the Communist creed yesterday. He said war is not inevitable and that Red revolutions may be achieved in some cases by parliamentary means. The stocky Communist party boss made these revisions of traditional Marxist-Len- inist theory in a confident, six-hour speech before the 20th Congress of the Soviet Communist party in the Kremlin’s Grand Palace. ★ ★ ★ LONDON—Fierce arctic weather still howled over Europe last night, raising the cold wave death toll to 452 and bringing misery to millions. ★ ★ ★ NEW DELHI, India—Premier Tianka Prasad of Nepal will send an official committee to Red China shortly to ne gotiate the entire range of relations between the two coun tries including the 500-mile Himalayan border, reports reaching here said last night. ★ ★ ★ JERUSALEM, Israel Sector—Israel has considerab ly increased her stockpiles of food, fuel and raw mater ials in case of war. Finance Minister Levi Eshkol said yesterday. He presented to Parliament a budget of 434 million dollars for the year beginning April 1. School Series To Be Held At Consolidated The A&M Consolidated Ed ucation Commission will spon sor a “Know Your School” se ries at the Consolidated Schools from Feb. 16 to March 22, according to Charles LaMotte, president of the Commission. “The purpose of this series of meetings is to interest the citizens of the community in their schools by giving them a better chance to observe the schools in action,” said LaMotte. “Similar programs have been tried in many of the nation’s larger cities, and have met with large degrees of success.” Letters have been mailed to citi zens of College Station, outlining the program, and those interested are asked to contact Mrs. Milton A. Huggett, secretary of the Com mission. Membership is limited to two sections of 15 persons each in this first course. The course will be repeated each semester if enough interest is shown. “At present we still have room for 18 more students,” LaMotte said. “If anyone is interested, they should contact Mrs. Huggett before the first meeting tomorrow.” The classes, which will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. each Thursday of the six weeks, will follow this schedule: first and second meetings, curri culum; third meeting, extra-curric ular, (physical education, clubs, in terscholastic competition, music, and other activities); fourth meet ing, a look at the future, (physical plant, effect of population growth, and similar subjects); fifth meet ing, proposed legislation; and sixth meeting, Lincoln School. The superintendent and the prin cipals of the Consolidated School System will conduct the course. Dr. Les Richardson is superinten dent, J. J. Skrivanek, high school principal; Taylor Riedel, junior high school; Mrs. H. S. Creswell, elementary school; and W. A. Tar- roAV, Lincoln School. The Education Commission will charge $2 to cover the cost of ma terials, certificates, refreshments, and any other necessities for the course. The A&M Consolidated Educa tion Commission is made up of all interested citizens in the commu nity, with an aim to promote in terest in schools. In addition to LaMotte and Mrs. Huggett, the other officer is Raymond Rogers, vice-president. tors.” “This year we are going to be even lower because we have not been able to meet the raises grant ed in other institutions,” he said. “Tidal Wave” The coming “tidal wave” of stu dents to our colleges “are really a blessing in disguise,” Dr. Morgan said, “in that the institutions of higher education! will be forced to examine all of their practices in order to prove productivity. . . . Within the next five years I be lieve that we shall see a rapid change in the educational policies and practices from those which we now have and have had for genera tions—if the people of the country are willing to devote the small percentage of the national income that will be necessary to develop this superior type of education.” The main hope for a correlated and integrated program for higher education for all of Texas, Dr. Morgan told the group, is the re cently created Texas Commission on Higher Education. The president also reminded the faculty that they should not fall into routine in conducting their classes, and asked them individual ly—as departments and as schools —to study grading this semester and next year. Evaluate Grades “The most significant moment in a course for any student is the decision on his final grade. It is to become part of his permanent [record. He has been evaluated and here is his measm’e. “Is it valid? Does it actually represent his true standing? Has the evaluation been in terms of the objectives of the course ? Has the teaching been in terms of those ob jectives ?” Dr. Morgan emphasized that he was not advocating easy grades, but was merely asking that serious study be made of grading policies and practices. Mudie Has Left A&M For New Job John H. Mudie, acting assistant professor of economics, has left A&M to work in Puerto Rico as a research economist with the Gov ernmental Development Bank there. Mudie is working under Dr. Wil liam deBeers who was formerly with the Interaational Finance Di vision of the U.S. Treasury Depart ment. Mudie came to A&M in the spring of 1955 and taught here dur ing the spring semester and the fall semester of 1955. He received his B.A. degree in economics from Dartmouth College, his masteris degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and is working on his doctor’s thesis at the University of Texas. Town Hall Set For Symphony Tonight At 8 Sir Thomas Beech am Bart, conductor of the Royal Phil harmonic Orchestra of London and one of the great figures in the music world, will guest conduct the Houston Symphony at Town Hall tonight at 8. Scheduled for the program are Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C major, “Jupiter”, Beethoven’s Third Symphony, “Eroica” a n d “The Legend of the Fair Mesulina” by Mendelssohn. Within the past two weeks, he has conducted the Philadelphia or chestra in Carnegie Hall where, according to press notices, he was enthusiastically received. Of Bee- cham’s interpretation of Mozart, Howard Taubman wrote in the New York Times that “there was glowing vitality in Sir Thomas’ approach to what is probably his favorite composer.” Sir Thomas is well known to the Houston orchestra having first con ducted it in 1949 when he called it “one of the finest orchestras in the United States.” The Houston Symphony has been in operation since 1913 when it started with 35 members. A typi cal season for the symphony in cludes 16 student concerts, 5 pop concerts, 20 subscription concerts, 24 broadcasts, 21 summer park concerts and 20-24 out-of-town concerts. Prices for the concert are 1 and $1.50 for students, $2 and $2.50 for non-students and Town Hall season tickets may be used. Ag. Eng. Dept. Adds Professor Charles Moran Hohn has joined the staff of the Department of Agricultural Engineering as an as sistant professor, according to Prof. Fred R. Jones, head of the department. He comes to A. and M. from Brenham, where he was design en gineer and construction superin tendent for Robei't Lange, contrac tor. Hohn is a native of Independ ence, and attended Stephen F. Aus tin high school in Bryan 1940-43, He entered the navy in March of 1944 as an apprentice seaman, completed V-12 training, served six months ashore and seven months afloat as an officer of the line, and was discharged in Au gust of 1946 as an ensign. He holds a bachelor’s and a mas ter’s degree from Texas A. and M. in agricultural engineering. VERY PRETTY—Miss Shirley Cannon, program consult ant for the MSC, examines an Oriental Kesham rug which has been given to the Center by J. Harold Dunn of Amar illo, a member of the A&M System Board of Directors. The rug, which has a dark rose outside border surrounding a flowery and dark blue inside, is 13V2 feet by 24 feet, and cost $12,000. It has been placed in the social room of the MSC.