The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 02, 1956, Image 1

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The Battalion Number 96: Volume 55 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 1956 Price 5 Cents CommunitySupper Planned Tonight For Consolidated mmm mmmmm H, WELTON JONES A community supper in the Con solidated Schools gymnasium at ; 5:30 tonight, will begin Texas Pub lic Schools Week (March 5-10) in “1 the Consolidated Schools, accord- | ' ing to Dr. Les Richardson, Consol- |v idated school superintendent. “After the supper and beginning '' S at 7:30, the school will hold open house,” Richardson said. “Each S parent may accompany his child i through an abbreviated schedule of 4 the child’s classes. Each class will . be conducted as an ordinary period, 5 except it will be only ten minutes | long.” Open house will be held in the junior and senior high schools, j grades five ttn-ough twelve only. Tickets for the supper, which is ^ sponsored by the Mothers and Dads [• Club, are 85 cents for adults, and 70 cents for children. They ai-e being sold by children in grades | three through eight, and will also be available at the door, according ; to Mrs. Walter Metzen, general ■ chairman. “Money earned by the supper j will be used to provide equipment i; and services for the school for | which there is no available tax I money,” said C. D. Laverty, pub- ! licity chairman for the supper, i “Several local businessmen are do- H nating goods and seiwices for the r supper.” The first annual Consolidated | School Science Fair will be pre- a sented in the school’s science wing tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to K. C. Morgan, Con solidated science teacher. “There will be exhibits from such organizations as the Photography : Club and the geometry classes, as \vell as from the biology and chem- | istry classes,” Morgan said. “Stu- Cafe Rue Pinalle .Will Be Tonight Rue Pinalle will open tonight at 8:30 with an all-girl floor show .composed of 12 Lamar High School (Houston) girls. Music for the dance will be provided by the Ca per’s Combo. Tickets for the dance, which ends at midnight, are 75 cents per person and may be purchased at the door or at the bowling alley In the Memorial Student Center. Stags may see the floor show and the remainder of the dance af ter intermission, according to Miss Shirley Cannon, Center program consultant. dent’s individual projects will be judged, and the winners sent to the district Science Fair in Galveston March 16.” There will be no admission charge for the program. R. L. Boone’s Consolidated choir will be featured on radio station WTAW from 6 to 6:39 Monday night and Tuesday night at the same time, the Lincoln School choir will pi'esent a pi-ogram over WTAW. Mrs. Eugene Rush’s public speaking class will present a pro gram for the College Station Ki- wanis club at their weekly noon meeting in the MSC, to be held Tuesday. “This year we especially want to invite all tax-paying citizens who do not have children in school to visit in the schools during the week,” said superintendent Rich ardson. “The official Public School Week only lasts from March 5 to March 10, but we are happy to have visitors at any time.” THE OUTLAW—Bob Cline, senior architecture major from San Benito, and Carl Maynard, senior architecture major from Nacogdoches, look over the Film Society advertising of their movie to be shown tonight. The movie will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center ballroom, and is titled “The Outlaw” starring Jane Russell. April 15 Deadline Tour Europe For Credit By MARK SMITH A&M students now have a chance to tour Europe for college credit, according to Dr. Edward C. Br.ei- tenkamp, assistant professor of Modern Languages. The tour will take two months and will include trips to Paris, Lon don, Versailles, Florence, Rome, Venice, Geneva and Pompeii. Dr. Breitenkamp said that if ten students signed up before the April 15 deadline, he would ask the Academic Council to give three credit hours to those taking the tour. If less than ten students make the trip, they can receive credit through the State Univer sity of New York. The two-month tour is not re stricted to college students; resi dents of College Station and Bry an can also join the party. Included in the 59 days spent in Europe will be a four-week stay in Geneva, Switzerland, or in Salz burg, Austria. French courses will be taught at the University of Geneva; courses in German will be offered at the University of Salz burg. Those taking the tour will stay in private homes while at tending classes and will be able to practice “at home” what they learn at school. “Four weeks of intensive study in Europe will be equal to a year of classes here,” Dr. Breitenkamp said. The tour will start in Paris July 2, and will travel as far south as Capri, Italy. July 21 the group will leave Capri for Geneva, Swit zerland, where those desiring 1 to study German will go to Salzburg, Austria. Students wishing to learn French will stay in Geneva. Little League Will Hold First Meeting All persons interested in the Little League are asked to at tend a meeting at 7 p.m. March 8 in the Consolidated School cafeteria. This will be a mass orientation program. J. Wayne Stark, president for the Little League in Col lege Station, said the foi’mal meeting will last about an hour and then will be thrown open for discussion. Rules of major and minor leagues of the Little League will be explained. Sunday Television Program Oceanography Has Radar August 25 the group will reas semble and go to London, return ing to the United States August 30. Some of the high spots of the trip will be the Arc de Triomphe, the Bastille, the Champs Elysees, and the Eiffel Tower in Paris; the Casino at Monte Carlo; the Colli- seum and Pantheon in Rome; the ruins at Pompeii; the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican in Rome; and London’s Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and London Bridge. Total cost for the University Study Tour, said Dr. Breitenkamp, is $845 from Paris, the starting point. Fares to Europe range from $330 to $560 for boat passage from New York. Those wishing to leave from Houston may fly directly to Eu rope for $696. All prices are round trip, and the plane fare from Houston may be paid in monthly installments with a ten per cent down payment. The tour is directed by the In- stitue of Academic Travel, Inc. This will be its eighth year, but the first year that A&M students have been able to receive ci-edit for the trip. Dr. Breitenkamp is Texas representative for the tour. Anyone wishing more informa tion about the tour may write to: Dr. E. C. Breitenkamp, F.E. Box 237, College Station. Or he may be seen at his office, room 101-A in the Academic Building. HIGH SCHOOL DAY STARTS TOMORROW More Than 1,200 Seniors Expected For Activities Registration begins at 2 this af ternoon for high school seniors at tending A&M’s annual High School Day events. More than 1,200 are expected to attend. Program of events for the week end include an orientation period in Guion Hall from 8-10 tomorrow morning. At 10, the group will split and go on guided tours of the different departments and schools of the college. Tours will be guid ed by student njembers of various departmental clubs and societies. Those still undecided on a course of study will meet briefly with A. E. Denton, Basic Division counsel or, and then take the tour of their choice. R. G. Perryman, assistant registrar, will be available at the orientation period to answer ques tions concerning admission to A&M. All tours will start from Guion Hall. At 12:15, the honored guests will be fed in either Duncan or Sbisa Dining Halls, for 75 cents per per son. Sports dominate tomorrow after noon activities with a golf match taking the leading spot at 1. Chas ing the little white ball over the golf course will be Lamar Tech Joe DeLatte Gives First Place Talk O. J. “Joe” DeLatte was chosen the best speaker for the night at the first meeting of the A&M Speechmasters Group Wednesday night in rooms 2A and 2B of the Memorial Student Center. DeLatte spoke of the subject, “The Pride of the Great John L. Sullivan” and a sub-title “Loving People” in a five minute talk. Other talks given during the meeting were by Dick Wall, J. T. Belzner and John Partridge. Those on the program for the meeting were Frank Jagger, chair man; Bill Yates, toastmaster; Don McGinty, topicmaster; Bob Ring, general evaluater; Joe Tindel, grammarian; and Bob Turner, sear- geant-at-arms. Faculty advisor for the group is Dr. C. D. Laverty, English professor. and A&M. A triangular track meet between the University of Houston, University of Texas and A&M will start at 1:30 and the Aggie Tennis Team takes on the UH netters at 2. A&M baseball prospects can be viewed in a game between the UH and A&M, starting at 3. Fol lowing the baseball game, supper will be served in either of the two mess halls for 75 cents per person. High School Day activities will end tomorrow night when A&M’s football team chooses up sides for its annual inter-squad game on Kyle Field, starting at 7:30. Guests are being feted by the “T” Association. Freshman Ball Takes Spotlight In Sbisa Hall Freshmen will kick up their heels tomorrow night as the annual Freshman Ball takes the spotlight in Sbisa Hall from 9-12. Music will be pro vided by Bill Turner’s Aggieland Orchesrta. Freshman Class Sweetheart will be chosen during intermission at the dance from five finalists chos en last week. The finalists and their escorts are: Barbara Moody, from Dallas, es corted by Bob Williams; Camille Pratt, Dallas, escorted by Fred Hunter; Lana Moore, Wichita Falls, escorted by Marvin Maberry; Robin McQuarter, Dallas, escorted by Freddy Schuster; and Barbara Anne Allen, student at Mary Hard in Baylor College, Belton, escort ed by Albert Klopfenstein. Committees for the Ball are Program Guests, Charles Robison and Bill Myers; Dance, Ronald Stallings; Ticket and Finance, Ben Trotter and Gary Hipps; Sweet heart, John Thomas; and Decora tions, James Fallin and Tommy Adams. Tickets for the event went off sale yester’day at 5 p.m. Corps Students Invited To Civilian Day The Civilian Student Coun cil has issued a special invita tion to Corps students to at tend the Civilian Student Day barbecue and dance March 10. The council met last night to dis cuss plans. Corps students may wear civ ilian clothes, beginning at 5 p.m. March 10, to the affair, according to Lt. Col. Taylor Wilkins, assist ant commandant. All students who want to attend the barbecue have been urged by Jack Quinn, ticket chairman, to buy tickets before 10 p.m. Wed nesday, when sales for the baibe- cue end. Barbecue tickets are $1. Tickets for the dance are $2, sin gle or couple for students and $3 for non-students, single or couple. Dance tickets go off sale at noon March 10. Quinn said that ticket sales are slow, and urged early buying to avoid a last-minute rush. He said he was very pleased with the sales in College View. Barbecue ticket salesmen are to turn in tickets Wednesday morning between 11 and 12 at 105 Bizzell Hall. Dance tickets are to be turn ed in at the Office of Student Ac tivities between 1 and 2 p.m. March 10. Ray Carroll, chairman for the Civilian Day, has asked that all students able to do so contact him at once in 47 Milner about serving as waiters during the barbecue. About 30 men are needed. The barbecue will be held in Sbisa Hall from 6-7:30 p.m. Fol lowing 1 the barbecue will be two dances, hillbilly and a combination popular, and rock-and-roll, and the judging of beards. June Graduates June graduates may now place their orders for graduation an nouncements in the Student Activ ities Office, second floor Goodwin Hall. Orders must be placed be fore March 15, according to C. G. (Spike) White, business manager of Student Activities. Dairy, Riocliemistry New Buildings Underway By JOE TINDEL Battalion Staff Writer On May 25, 1955, the lives of several persons were saved when a tornado struck the northwest end of the small town of Black- well, Oklo. The reason they were saved was because of a warning sent by the Texas Tornado Net- ,work radar detection station in Oklahoma City. Work of the Texas Tornado Net- woi'k and other information about .tornadoes and their detection will be presented Sunday at 11:30 a.m. over KGUL-TV in Galveston. The program is produced each week under the auspices of the Depart ment of Oceanography and Mete orology here. This Week’s program will be devoted to meteorology and UN Club Will Meet Tonight The United Nations Club will hold a meeting tonight at 7:30 in the YMCA. Rev. Lee C. Phillip, Dean of the Chapel, Prairie View A&M College will speak of his experiences from % his visit to Paris, France, to at tend the World’s Centennial Cele bration of the YMCA. e Refreshments will be served fol lowing the talk. will be on the use of radar for tor nado warnings. Moderator for the show will be Roy Gaul, graduate student in oceanography. Stuart Bigler of the department will be special guest for the show. The 30 minute program this week will include information about the Texas Tornado Network, the char- Weather Today ■ Scattered clouds with no drastic change in temperatures is fore casted for College Station. Yes- tei'day’s high was 76 degrees; low, 63 degrees. Tempei'atui’e at 10:30 this morning was 74 degx-ees. acter of toimadoes, the life of a tornado and the use of x’adar for detecting toimadoes. The program will give viewers information on what a tornado looks like, where and when it is most likely to occur, and how it looks on imdar. This includes how the tornado looks when its origi nates and how it looks when it breaks up. Radar detection of toimadoes be gan at A&M in the last two years. Chief among researchers on the project wei'e Dr. Myron G. H. Lig- da, head of radar meteorology, and Archie Kahan, head of the re- seai’ch foundation. Interest has grown in the project until now there ai*e 31 toxmado detection sta 1 tions in the Texas Tornado Net- work. The network has contact with stations in Nebraska, Kansas, Ax-kansas, Oklahoma and parts of Louisiana as well as in Texas. Tornadoes are ti’acked by sta tions in their vicinity and infoi'ma- tion is given to the area into which they are moving. Inforcnation is relayed from one ai’ea to another so that the tornado may be track ed as far as it goes. Radar equipment in each area has a x'ange of 0-100 miles. A&M’s equipment is located in the Elec trical Engineering Building and sei’ves this ai’ea. By LELAND BOYD Battalion Staff Writer Contract for construction of a $1,079,496 Dairy and Biochemistry Building was awarded Saturday by the Board of Directors, calling of completion in 330 working days. The building is expected to be ready for use in September, 1957. The building, which will house the Dairy and Biochemistry De partments, will have three stories in the main building and will have a wing housing the A&M creamery, which is now located across the railroad tracks west of the campus. The building is to be located south of the Animal Pavilion on the corner of Lamar and Spence streets. In it will be the class rooms for dairying, laboratories for dairy manufacturing, class rooms and laboratories for bio chemistry, the A&M creamery, and an electronic microscope labora tory. New equipment valued at $130,936 will be added to the Bio chemistry department. When this department moves into the new quarters it will have advantage of having classes in one building, in stead of having classes scattered widely over the campus, under the present setup. HERE SHE IS—Dr. I. W. Rupel, head of the Dairy Hus bandry Department, takes a look at the new site now being layed off for the Dairy and Biochemistry Building. The new building will be located south of the Animal Pavilion on the corner of Lamar and Spence streets. Contract for construction was let by the Board of Directors at their recent meeting, calling for 330 working days. It is ex pected to be in use by September, 1957. Butler Will Speak At Convention Dr. O. D. Butler, of the Animal Husbandry Department, will travel to Dallas March 12, to speak to the Texas Frozen Food Locker Convention on “Consumer Prefer ence for Meat and Trends in Pro cessing Frozen Retail Cuts.” He spoke recently to the contes tants of Dry Lot Steer Feeding Contest sponsored by the Houston Packing Co., at an awards dinner at the Rice Hotel in Houston. New equipment, which will go to the Creamery will enable it to han dle the milk produced by the A&M College dairy and the experiment station, that are the suppliers for the college dining halls and the MSC. Included in the new- creamery equipment, which will be added to the usable equipment now in use, is a research size powdered milk drier, a vacuum pan for condensing milk, and two refrigerated storage vats for handling bulk milk. The creamery will also have sep arate facilities for processing milk, cream, cheese, and ice cream. M. T. Harrington Takes World Trip Chancellor and Mrs. M. T. Har rington will leave College Station Sunday on a trip that will take them around the world. They will go by plane, leaving San Francisco March 7, stopping in Honolulu, Tokyo and Hong Kong enroute to Dacca, Pakistan. While in Pakistan, Dr. Harring ton will consult with A&M system staff members at the University of Dacca who are engaged in the co operative program, sponsored by the Foreign Operations Adminis tration of the United States gov- emment. After leaving Pakistan the Har ringtons will visit Cairo, Athens, Rome, Geneva, Frankfort, Copen hagen, Stockholm, Glasgow 1 , Lon don and will arrive in New 1 York City April 15. They plan to return to College Station April 17.