The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 16, 1956, Image 1

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8 The Battalion Number 87: Volume 55 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1956 Price 5 Cents A&M Receives Facsimile Unit For E.E. Dept Western Union’s newest elec tronic marvel, a desk-comer facsi mile machine called Desk-Fax, was presented as a gift from the tele graph company to the Engineer ing Department of A&M. The Desk-Fax equipment, con sisting of two transmitter-receiv ers, was installed in theengineer- ing laboratory for use by the stu dents in their study of the new and growing field of facsimile tele graphy. Dr. John Paul Abbott, Dean of the College, accepted the gift for A&M in a brief ceremony in Hol ton Hall. The presentation was made by J. C. Dowda, Western Union District Superintendent. “We are delighted that Western Union has presented us with their new Desk-Fax,” said Dean Abbott. “It represents a valuable addition to our present laboratory equip ment and will be of special interest to graduate students and under graduates who wil take their elec tives in the field of electronics.” Operation of the Desk-Fax is simple. It transmits written, typ ed or printed matter fast and effi ciently. The businessman simply places the message on the facsimile machine and pushes a button. The machine does the rest. Instantly and automatically the message revolves before an electric eye which flashes an exact picture of the message to the central tele graph office. TELEGRAPH EQUIPMENT—J. P. Abbott, Dean of the College, left, receives a Desk- Fax unit as a gift from Western Union Telegraph Co. for use by the Electrical Engi neering Department. J. C. Dowda, district superintendent for Western Union, right, made the formal presentation of the unit yesterday afternoon as M. C. Hughes, head of the department, looks on. The machine is designed to transmit written, typed or printed matter fast and efficiently. Student Activities Needs Senior List Hometown club president are being urged by the Department of Student Activities to bring in lists of high school seniors who are in terested in coming to A&M for the annual High School Day March 3. The purpose of this program is to give outstanding high school seniors a preview of life on our campus. Housing and other needs are taken care of by A&M stu dents fi'om hometowns of the high school students. The Former Stu dents clubs in the different towns provide transportation for those needing it. Activities will include a color movie of A&M life; group tours of the campus; Sports Day, with the students being guests of the A&M ‘T” Association, which will feature a baseball game, a tennis match, a golf match and an intra- squad football game at Kyle Field. Two Dormitories Will Get Blinds Venetian blinds wil be installed in Mitchell and Puryear halls this summer due to a recommendation by Dr. Robert B. Kamm, dean of Student Personnel Services. More dormitories will h a v e blinds in the future, but due to the high cost it will be some time before it is possible to equip them. Each set of blinds costs on an average of $7 and it is estimated that it would cost around $40,000 to put up blinds on all dormitory windows. At the present time, there is only enough money to equip two dormitories with blinds. Annual Clinic For Newspapers Op ens Friday The seventh annual A&M Me chanical Conference and Texas Newspaper Clinic will be held to morrow and Saturday in the Me morial Student Center. Approxi mately 200 representatives from more than 600 Texas newspapers are expected to attend. The conference will begin Fri day at 1 p.m. with discussions on different phases of the uses of photography in journalism, follow ed by a tour of the new darkroom in the YMCA. The A&M Press will hold an open house Friday afternoon. Saturday’s sessions will begin with talks on printing equipment and reports on more profits from better use of advertising. President David H. Morgan will welcome conference delegates to the campus at an informal luncheon Saturday. Edmond C. Arnold, nationally known expert on newspaper typo graphy, will conduct the Saturday afternoon session on newspaper organization. Enrollment Up Over Last Year College enrollment for the spring semester this year has increased 172 students from the same time last year. Enrollment at this time last year was 5,869 while it has increased to 6,041 this semes ter. The number includes 3,001 military students and 3,040 civilian students. Of the to tal enrollment 5,228 are in four-year curriculums. The enrollment for the first semester of this year was 6,846. News of the World By The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON—Harry S. Truman accused President Eisenhower yesterday of knowingly lending himself to “a campaign of distortion and vilification” in 1952. He declared Eisenhower even took the “politically and morally intolerable” step of exploiting the Korean War “for political advantage,” and he declared Eisenhower damaged this country’s cease fire efforts by his campaign promise to visit Korea himself, [n the final installment of his memoirs, published in Life mag azine, Truman gives high praise to the integrity and elo quence of Adlai E. Stevenson, but declared Stevenson made five major mistakes that lost him millions of votes as the Democratic candidate against Eisenhower. ★ ★ ★ PARIS—Poujadist and Leftist deputies broke up a session of the French National Assembly last night with a hard-slugging floor battle for possession of the speak er’s rostrum. At least three noses were bloodied. Offic ials said later six deputies were treated at the Assem bly’s first aid station for minor injuries. ★ ★ ★ LONDON—Unrelenting cold still gripped much of Eur ope yesterday and only Britain, Spain and Portugal were given any hope of relief. Forecasters said those countries could expect thaws but more cold is in store for the rest. The death toll from the three-week-old cold wave, the most se vere the Continent has known in the 20th Century, rose to 502. ★ ★ ★ NICOSIA, Cyprus—Informed sources said yester day that Britain has offered complete internal self-gov ernment to Cyprus with defense and foreign affairs re maining under Britain’s Control. They said Archbishop Makarios, leader of the enosis—union with Greece movement—and Gov. Sir John Harding have agreed on the conditions set by Britain but are withholding official announcements until next Tuesday. Ann ual Rel igious W eek To Begin Monday at 11 Collection Donated To Eng. Library The family of Dr. Frederick Giesecke, a graduate of A&M and formerly one of the na tions leading authorities on radiant and hot water heat ing, has presented to the Texas Engineering Library an extensive and valuable private library, ac cording to librarian Robert E. Betts. Included in the collection are books on engineering drawing, air conditioning, ventilation, hydraul ics, architecture, radiant heating, sanitary engineering and numer ous magazines and bulletins on various technical subjects. Dr. Giesecke received his M.E. degree from Texas A&M in 1890 and later, at the University of Ill inois, was awarded his Ph.D. He also attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell University and the Technische Ho- chule at Charlottenburg, Germany. For more than 50 years Dr. Giescke was a member of the fac ulty at A&M and the University of Texas. While at A&M he serv ed as head of the Department of Architecture, college architect, and director of the Engineering Exper iment Station before his retire ment in 1945. Before his death in 1954 at the age of 84, Dr. Giesecke had been a former pi'esident of the Ameri can Society of Heating and Venti lating Engineers and was a recip ient of one of foui 1 gold medals awarded by the Society to its most distinguished members. He was also a charter member of the American Society for Engineering- Education and belonged to sevei-al other societies including A.S.C.E., A.S.M.E. Fees Now Payable Second installment fees are now payable at the Fiscal Of fice and must be paid before Feb. 23 to avoid penalty. Total payable is $50.60, which in cludes board, $36.45; room rent, $11.25 and laundry $2.90. Mesquite Controls Grants Aid Ag Research Three grants-in-aid, a gift and a loan have recently been made to the Texas Agricultural Experi ment Station to further research work in several different fields. Station Director R. D. Lewis, an nounced that the Dodge Jones Foundation of Abilene, through Mrs. Percy Jones, president, has made available a grant-in-aid for $25,000 to support research on the control of mesquite and other Design Problem Winners Named Vernon G. Henry, David B. Mor ris and William P. Kelley were re cently named winners of a third year design problem in architec ture. * The winners were presented a $50 prize for the best plans and model of a house drawn to speci fications set up by W. D. (Pete) Hardesty, Student Activities Bus iness Manager, who furnished the prize money. First prize of $25 went to Henry, Morris was second for $15 and Kelley was third to qualify for a $10 award. The students were interviewed by Hardesty under the same con ditions that the students would find at hand upon graduation. They then had six weeks to com plete their plans and build a scale model of the house. ARCHITECTURAL WINNERS—Vernon Henry, William P. Kelley Jr. and David B. Morris, left to right, have been named winners of a third year design problem in archi tecture. First prize of $25 went to Henry, second prize of $15 to Morris and $10 for third place to Kelley.'The prizes were awarded for the best plans and model of a house drawn to specifications set up by W. D. (Pete) Hardesty, Student Activities Business Manager. brush. The money is to be paid in equal installments over a five-year period and will be used at the Spur Sub-station with C. E. Fish er, superintendent, supervising the project. Also to be used at the Spur sta tion is a gift of approximately eight tons of specially prepared cottonseed pellets from the Plains Cooperative Oil Mill of Lubbock. The gift was made through Roy B. Davis and will be used in assist ing livestock and feeding research. The Marco Chemical Company of Fort Worth, through Melvin Rosenthal, has made available a grant of $3,000 to support research on the feeding value of a modified vegetable fat upon the growth and feed efficiency of broilers. Dr. J. R. Couch, Department of Poultry Husbandry, is directing the stud ies. The International Minerals and Chemical Corporation of Skokie, Ill., has made available $2,500 to be used in establishing a research assistantship for research on the Weather Today COOLER A cold front is expected to move into College Station sometime to morrow morning. Possible light showers are forecasted for today. Yesterday’s high of 82 degrees .dropped to 53 degrees early this morning. Temperature at 10:30 a.m. was 63 degrees. nutritional requirements of se same. The assistantship is to be set up in the Department of Agronomy under the supervision of Dr. J. B. Page, department head. 6 The World Day of Prayer’’ Observed Tomorrow at 10 By JIM NEIGHBORS Battalion Staff Writer A&M’s annual Religious Emphasis Week, the fourteenth, will be observed next week on the campus, with convocation services each morning in Guion Hall. Special forums and discussion groups will be in the afternoons and evenings. Dr. Morris Wee, pastor of the Bethal Lutheran Church, Madison, Wis., will be the main convocation speaker for the week. He has had a distinguished career as a minister, hav ing served as pastor of several leading churches of his de nomination and having been a frequent speaker on college campuses. ) The morning services will be open to faculty and stu dents, and classes will be suspended for these programs ac cording to the following schedule: Monday — 11 a.m. to 12 noon Tuesday, Wednesday — a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Friday—9 a.m. to a.m. IN ADDITION to the morning services with Dr. Wee, 14 religious counselors, one for each dormitory, will be here to direct student for ums and discussion groups. Dr. Sidney Hamilton, chairman, De- pai-tment of Sociology, Noidh Tex as State College, will serve as lead er for married students. Faculty members, their wives, members of the staff and friends are invited to attend the facility Rains Could Cause Brazos Landslides Recent rains in this area could easily cause additional landslides and dangerous mud banks on the Brazos River, acording to Dr. Clifton C. Doak, head of the Biology Depart ment. “The Bi-azos is continuously changing course,” Doak said. “In this county alone, there are two distinct river beds besides the one presently filled with water.” There is no quicksand into which a person might fall, Doak assured. He said that one must understand exactly what quicksand is in order to undei-stand its presence. There is quicksand in the channel itself, but the only real danger is from the muddy banks and the evei'- present possibility of landslides from up above the river’s edge. Dams on the upper Brazos Rivei* today prevent serious floods in this area. Doak said that this has not always been the case since the people of Brazos County ai’e still paying on bonds to build a levy that washed out 30 yeai’s ago. Regimental Ball Set For Saturday The First Regimental Ball, first since 1951, will be held in Sbisa Hall Saturday. The Aggieland Or chestra will provide music. The dance starts at 9 p.m. and ends at 12 p.m. A First Regi mental Sweetheart will be selected from entiles submitted by students in that regiment only. Committees and their heads are Chairman of the Ball, Don Bur ton; decorations, C. M. Crawford; Dance, Jimmy Weeks; Program, Vince Giardina; Sweetheart, Nath an Boardman; and Tickets, George Petri. 10 10 forums, which will again be led by Dr. Ellis Nelson, professor at the Austin Presbyterian Theologi cal Seminary. These meetings will be held nightly at 7:30 in the YMCA. Tomorrow the college will join with College Station in recognizing this day as “The World Day of Prayer.” At 10 a.m. there will be one minute of silence in accord with people throughout the country and in more than 100 other countries around the world in observance of this day. BEGINNING at 9:45 tomorrow morning, hymns will be played over the public address system of the Memorial Student Center. Stalling shortly before 10 a.m., the college whistle will blow until 3 0, then at 10:01 the whistle will blow again signifying the end of the minute of silence. It has been sug gested for classes meeting at this time that everyone stand with heads bowed for the pei’iod. The following is a continuation of biographical sketches of the men who will be here for Religious Em phasis Week. DR. SIDNEY HAMILTON, pro fessor, North Texas State College, will live in the Board of Directors Rooms and lead the forums and discussion groups for married stu dents in the YMCA Chapel. He will be available for counseling during the week. He teaches courses at North Tex- (See RELIGIOUS WEEK, Page 4) FLEECE EXPERTS—A&M’s Wool Judging - Team, which missed top honors in the Na tional Western Livestock Show at Denver by only seven points recently, is pictured with coach T. D. Watkins, left. Members of the team are, left to right, Glynn R. Chand ler, J. M. Auld Jr., Cecil Skaggs Jr. and Jimmy Carpenter. It was the first time the team ever competed in the Denver show, and the first wool team the college has fielded in several years.