The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 21, 1956, Image 1

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Number 89 : Volume 55 Price 5 Cents The Battalion COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1956 Dr. Overman To Speak Here Thursday Night Dr. Ralph T. Overman, chairman of the Special Train ing Section of the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies, will address the local section of the American Chemical Society at 8:15 p.m. Thursday in the lec ture room of the Chemistry Build ing. Dr. Overman’s topic will be "Chemical Problems and Nuclear Reactors.” He will include in his talk a short description of the reactors and their properties which make them useful in chemical problems. An informal dinner with the speaker for section members and their wives, will be held at G:15 p.m. in the Memorial Student Cen ter. The social hour after the talk will be at the home of Mr. and Mis. Fred W. Jensen, 200 Suffolk, South Oakwood, College Station. Dr. Overman received his bach- elor - ’s degree and his master’s at Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburgh, and his doctor’s de gree at Luisiana State University. He has been at the' Oak Ridge In stitute for more than 10 years, and took over as chairman of the Special Training Division in 1948. More than 2,000 research workers have been trained in the techniques of using radioisotopes in research under the direction of Dr. Over man during the past seven years. The speaker is listed in the cur rent edition of "American Men of Science,” as well as “Who’s Who in Chemistry.” He is also listed in the current "Who Knows — and What,” a guide to men in all fields. ’mi ^ ''I'lMiwwi'iwBif mmrnk M1 -u." Hi DORMITORY DISCUSSION—Rev. George Hopper, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, Huntsville, leads a discussion group in Dormitory 2 for the students of that dorm and for Dormitory 4. Rev. Hopper, as are all the other dormitory forum and discussion group leaders, is available for conferences during the week. The discussions are held each afternoon and evening in each of the dorms having a lounge. Mess Hall Worker In Fair Condition Felix Ramirez, Duncan Mess Hall worker, was reportedly resting in a “fair” condition today after be ing knifed -by a fellow worker last week. Marguerite Ramirez is free on a $500 bond after being charged with “assault with intent to mur der” by the Brazos County Sher iff’s Office. Details of the encounter were not known but according to re ports, the trouble started during a baseball game being played on the field south of Duncan Hall. The two men ate not related but are both employed by the College mess hall. Both were off duty at the time of the incident. MSC Directorates Meeting Tonight The Directorate assistants of the Memorial Student Center will meet tonight at 7:15 in the Directorate office of the MSC. Plans for "South of the Border Week” will be discussed. All as sistants and anyone else interested in work in this program are ask ed to be present. A&M Polio Victim Moved To Gonzales Thomas W. Taylor, senior Aggie who contacted polio in January, has been moved to the polio foundation hospital in Gonzales, Texas, for reha bilitation. Taylor was stricken with paralytic and bulbar polio Jan. 10, and was the first case in Brazos County for 1956. He was in Breckenridge Hospital in Austin until last Saturday, when he was moved to Gon zales. Taylor has regained par tial movement of his left leg and arm, but his right side is still almost completely para lyzed. The Academic Council voted in January to grant Taylor his degree in building products marketing since he had missed only ten days of classes. Armistead Chosen ‘Vet of the Year’ Dr. W. W. Armistead, dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at A&M, was recently chosen as “Veterinarian of the Year” by the Gaines Dog Research Center in its annual poll. Dr. Armistead was chosen "for his administrative and profound surgical contribution to veterinary medicine and his great services to the profession as a teacher, writer and speaker before veterinary groups in various areas of the country.” The poll winners were selected by the balloting of colleagues in their respective fields of dog ac tivities from nominations submit ted by a committee of leading dog editors, writers and dog show su- perintendants. Job Interviews The following job interviews will be held at the Placement Office this week: Wednesday FREEPORT SULPHUR UO. will interview chemical, mechanical and petroleum engineering- majors for engineering trainees. They will interview interested people hold ing Ph.D. degree in inorganic chemistry or chemical engineering for pilot plant or research assign ments in connection with the nick el-cobalt project. INTERNATIONAL PAPER CO. will interview interested juniors and seniors in industrial, chemical, mechanical, electrical, civil engi neering and accounting. There will be a group meeting for all those interested at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Assembly Room of the MSC. Youth GroupMeets Tonight In Bryan The first annual open meeting of the Brazos County Youth De velopment Service will be held to morrow night in the Maggie Par ker Dining Hall in Bryan at 7:30, according to Vic Ehlers, County Youth Counselor. "We want everyone in the county interested in youth to make these annual meetings a must,” said Ehl ers. "The one tonight will give a report of our first year of opera tions.” The Youth Development Service was established a little over a year ago, and since then it has perform ed many valuable services in coun- ciling, probation and general as sistance to county youth. AMERICAN OIL COMPANY will interview majors in mechan- ican, electrical, industrial and civil engineering for opportunities in engineering, desig-n, development, mechanical department planning, supervisory staff or operations. Wednesday and Thursday THE DOW CHEMICAL COM PANY will interview students in all levels in chemistry. B.S. and M. S. degrees in electrical, me chanical and chemical engineering fd>r openings in production develop ment, research and development, design engineering and analytical chemistry. • C. F. BRAUN & COMPANY will interview electrical, civil, me chanical and chemical engineering- majors for various opportunities. This company serves the industrial process industries; oil-refining, natural gas, chemical processing, ore-processing and power genera tion. CONVAIR—Fort Worth, Texas, will interview aeronautical, civil, chemical, electrical and mechani cal engineering majors; also phy sics and mathematics majors for various openings. RE Week Continues A&M May Get Faculty Club If Wanted FIRST SERVICE—A near-capacity audience gathered in Guion Hall Monday at 11 a.m. to hear Dr. Morris Wee give the first sermon of the 13th annual Religious Emphasis Week at A&M. Dr. Wee spoke on “Is Christianity Neces sary,” telling the audience that Christianity can answer the basic questions of life that provide the key to pur poseful living. The services were continued this morning and another will be held tomorrow at 10 in Guion. Debate Team Wins Third In Tourney John Wilson and Dave Bowers won third place in the Senior Di vision of the Tulane Invitational Debate Meet held at Tulane Thurs day. Wilson and Bowers won three out of five rounds in the prelimi naries to take third place. Bill Heard and Ray Finch failed to place in the tournament. E. M. Huitt, sophomore student, went on the trip as an observer. Debate Coach Lee Martin of the English Department accompanied team members on the three day trip. What’s Cooking The following is the schedule for tonight’s meetings: 7:30 Pre-Med, Pre-Dent Society; 107 Biology Bldg.; film and refresh ments. Fish and Game Club; wildlife lab.; panel on wildlife and fisheries biology; refreshments. Institute of Aeronautical Sci ences; new Engineering Bldg. A&M Student Weather Club; room 23, Old Science Hall; two color films on fronts. Marketing Society; room 3B of MSC; Dr. Benson will speak. Fees Now Payable Second installment fees are now payable at the Fiscal Of fice and must be paid before 5 p.m. Thursday to avoid pen alty. Total payable is $50.60, which includes board, $36.45; room rent, $11.25; and laundry, $2.90. Possibility of organizing a faculty club for Texas A&M College staff members is be ing explored by a special com mittee of the local chapter of the American Association of Uni versity Professors. Questionnaires to determine the degree of interest in a faculty club are being prepared and will be dis tributed soon to all faculty and staff members. Extent to which the club would be used, amount of financial support staff members would be willing to pay, and pre ferred locations and types of sei-v- ice are among the questions asked. AAUP President J. T. Kent has appointed the following' special faculty club committee: Donald D. Burchai'd, chairman, Michael V. Krenitsky, M. C. Hughes, O. E. Sperry, John Quisenbei'ry, Dan Davis and W. J. Saucier. In 1948 a similar study was pre pared and recommendations made for the establishment of a club. Imminent completion of the Me morial Student Center brought de ferment of action, to determine whether the MSC would serve the needs of the staff. Because of the many changes in personnel in the past eight years, the AAUP felt a new survey desirable, Kent said. Man Of The Year Will Be Chosen The "Man and Woman of the Year” will be chosen by the Col lege Station Development Associa tion and Chamber of Commerce this year, from nominations sub mitted by citizens pf College Sta tion, according- to W. H. Delaplane, president of the Association. "Nominations and supporting- material should be submitted to me not later than Feb. 28,” Dela plane said. "I will submit them to an anonymous screening* commit tee which will pick several to be voted on by the Association.” Among other action at their re cent meeting, the board voted to hold an evening- meeting for all members of the Association and interested citizens Monday, March 19. Place and hour of the meeting- will be announced later. Committee chairmen for 1956 in clude L. G. Jones, Finance; N. M. McGinnis, Membership; Gibb Gil christ, civic committee; and R. L. Hunt, education. Tomorrow’s Talk To Be At 10 A.M. in Guion Hall Qualified Students Can File for Editorships Deadline for applying for top editorships of the five student pub lications is 5 p.m. March 1, said Ross Strader, dii'ector of student publications. The Battalion, Aggieland, Engi neer, Southwestern Veterinarian, Agriculturist and Commentator edi tors for 1956-57 will be appointed by the Student Publications Board March 6. Battalion and Aggieland editors are appointed after certification of eligibility and recommendation by the director of student publica tions. Editors of the four magazines are appointed the same way but must have the concurrence of the student council of the school serv ed by the publication. Minimum requirements are as follows: • One year’s experience on the staff of a student publication and proved capacity to carry on the work. • Junior or senior classification. • Free of academic probation or disciplinary action. • Grade-point average of at least 1.5 thi-ough the fall semes ter. Interested students are asked to file written applications with the director of student publications. Applications should include qual ifications, past experience and an indication of how the experience as an editor is expected to bene fit the student in his chosen field of endeavor. The present editors of the publi cations are on the lookout for freshmen who will get their exper ience and training early, so that they can qualify with a full year of experience before their junior or senior year. Journalism courses are helpful but they are not a prerequisite; a good grounding in English plus na tive ability can be sufficient quali fication. An early start in student publications work should make later English and Journalism cour ses more meaningful. The A&M student publications program offers many opportunities for wx-iters, editors, circulation men and advertising salesir.»3n. The office is now on the second floox- of Goodwin Hall, but will be relo cated in the basement of the YMCA building as soon as the new quar- tex’s there axe finished, px-obably next month. Religious Emphasis Week continues in full swing at A&M, with morning services being held yesterday and today in Guion Hall. The convocation speaker for these services is Dr. Morris Wee, pastor of the Bethel Lutheran Church, University of Wisconsin. Tomorrow’s services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday and Friday, services will be at 9. In addition to the morning services, other religious leaders are holding dormitory councils and also groups for faculty and staff members and married students. Dr. Ellis Nelson, Austin Presbyterian Theological Semi nary, is leader for the faculty group and Dr. Sidney Hamil- ♦ton, professor at North Texas State College, is leader for married Aggies and their wives. Dormitory speakers are Rev. Cax-los Davis, Fix-st Metho dist Church, Atlanta, Texas; Rev. John Paul Cai'ter, The Canterbury Association, Dallas; Rev. William H. Dickenson, associate minister. Highland Park Methodist Chinch, Dallas; Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Vernon O. Rogers, headquarters, AFROTC, Montgomery, Ala.; Homer P. Reeves, minister, Central Church of Christ, Houston; Rev. Geox-ge Hopper, pastor, First Presbytex*- ian Chux-ch, Huntsville; Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Gregory J. Lock, Fouxth Ax-mored Division, Foxt Hood; Rev. S. L. Harris, director, Bap tist Student Union, Sam Houston State College, Huntsville; Dr. Foy Valentine, Baptist Boaxd of Edu cation, Dallas; Dr. Kenneth L. Mauldin, St. Andi'ew’s Px-esbyter- ian Church, Dallas; Rev. Carl E. Hackex-, Lutheran Student Foun dation, Univei’sity of Texas; Rev. Chai'les Lutrick, executive secre- tax-y, Northwest Texas Confex-ence, Lubbock; and Dr. Robext I. Kahn, Rabbi, Temple Emanu El, Hous ton. The religious leadei’s are living in dormitories with the students and attempt, in gx-oup discussions, to answer questions which stu dents have asked be brought to dis cussion. At non in Sbisa Hall, the gx’oup eats with various student leaders and members of the staff. Radio Station WTAW is bi'oad- casting the sexvices each day from 5:30 to 6:15 ;p.m. Eagle Writer Attacked After Printing Story Paschal Price, Bryan Daily Eagle Sports Editor, suffered a cut lip and several loose teeth yesterday when attack ed after printing an article against the automobile racing track in Bryan. Frank (Doc) Kalinec was fined $25 in city court and H. L. Whitley Ji\ was x'eleased in $50 bail after the fracas, which occux-red in the Eagle office eai'ly Monday monx- ing. The two men ai’e the chief promoters of the automobilq racing track. The Sunday ai'ticle stated, "pi'op- ei'ly conducted auto racing is a good spoi't and usually safe for its drivers and spectators. Improperly conducted, it is suicide. "For the local auto racex's thei'e ai'e ti'acks at neighbox-ing cities which have met and passed all safety regulations. Until a local group can supply such fox- local racers, it appeal’s that our racers should do their racing elsewhex - e.” To this, Kalinec told Judge W. C. Davis that “Bx-yan has only one newspaper and it’s ci'ooked. Pas chal’s got a newspaper to wxite in. I’ve only got my fist.” Whitley said the two men had visited a lawyer eaidiei* in the morning and were advised to talk to the Eagle befoi’e suing for libel. The convei'sation with Pi’ice lasted for only about 30 seconds as Whit ley snatched Px-ice’s glasses off his nose and Kalinec swung a right to the jaw. Price, a one-time bantam boxer, weighs only 125 pounds while the other two men weighed-in at well over 200 pounds each. Whitley pleaded not guilty to a charge of distuxbing the peace and ti’ial was set for 9 a.m. Satuxday. Hey, Fish Jones! All freshmen wanting to en ter their girlfriend’s'picture in the competition for Freshman Sweetheart should turn in the picture as soon as possible at the Office of Student Activi ties, second floor, Goodwin Hall. Weather Today CLOUDY Continued cloudy with no change in weather conditions is foi'ecasted for College Station. Yestexday’s high of 68 degi’ees dxopped to a low of 48 degrees eai'ly this moi-n- ing. Tempex-atuxe at 10:30 a.m. was 59 degi'ees. REGIMENTAL SWEETHEART—Virginia Ann Richard son, left, from Athens, was named Sweetheart of the First Regimental Ball Saturday night. She was chosen from five finalists. Don Burton, regimental commander, plant ed the congratulatory kiss on Miss Richardson. She was escorted by C. M. Crawford, senior from Athens.