The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 07, 1956, Image 1

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    The Battalion
Number 98: Volume 55
eart Attack
alal To
J.W. Barger
J. Wheeler Barger, 56, pro
fessor of agricultural econom-
Jics at A&M, College, died of a
fheart attack at his home in
jCollege Station about 8 p.m.
[last night. He had been with A&M
(since 1929.
Price 5 Cents
A native of Liberty, Tenn., Bar-
|ger received his college degree
from Kansas State College and
Stanford University. He was on
the staff at Montana State College
for six years prior to coming to
A&M. He also served for short
periods as a visiting professor at
Michigan State College and North
western University.
Barger was an attorney at law
and was senior author of the Tex
as General Lease Form. For the
past 12 years he had been city at
torney for College Station.
In 1935 he was made head of the
Agricultural Economics Depart-
bnent in the teaching division and
in 194(?'when the research, exten
sion an'd teaching work were co
ordinated at A&M, Barger contin
ued as professor of agricultural
Barger served as a member of
the Texas Commission on biter-
state Cooperation, 1940-41, eco
nomics consultant, Good Neighbor
Commission, 1943-44.
* Survivors include his wife, a son,
John, 15 and a sister, Miss Alta
Barger of Houston.
^ Funeral services will be held at
A&M Methodist Church at 10 a.m.
tomorrow under the direction of
Callaway-Jones Funeral H o m e,
Inc., of Bryan.
President To Speak
Dr. David H. Morgan, pres
ident of the College, will ad
dress the Corps of Cadets to
morrow at 5 p.m. in G. Rollie
White Coliseum.
SPB Appoints Editors
For Aggieland, Batt
POINT OF ORDER—Yesterday’s meeting of the A&M Student Publications Board result
ed in the election of editors for The Battalion and the Aggieland ’57. The board is, left
to right around the table, Charles Roeber, Bennie Zinn, Paul Holladay, Donald Bur-
chard, Tom Leland, Chairman Karl Elmquist, Student Publications Director Ross Strader,
and Derrell H. Guiles. Absent was the graduate student representative, Wayne Moore.
Last In Series
Hospitalization Explained
(This is the last article written
by John W. Hill, Workmen’s
Compensation director for the
A&M System, explaining the re
vision of group hospitalization
The revised group hospitalization
plan for employees of the A&M
System, which goes into effect
April 1, is designed to give the
insured more for their money. The
insurance committee reviewed nu
merous proposals by insurance car
riers before renewing the contract
with Pan-American Life Insurance
Company. It is their opinion that
the premium rates produce the
greatest benefits available under
the new contract.
The new coverage has a slight
increase in premiums and a great
increase in benefits. For example,
the old Plan II provided a $7 room
benefit, a $105 hospital special
charge and a $225 maximum sur-
gival expense at a cost of $19.05
for an employee with two or more
dependents. The same coverage,
under the new plan is known as
Plan I. This will provide a $7
room benefit, $400 hospital special
charge (with the $25 deductable)
$225 maximum surgical allowance
with the addition of a $4 per day
in-hospital medical care with a
maximum of $200 and a $5,000
dreaded disease benefit at a cost
to the employee with two or more
dependents of $21.90. Most em
ployees who are carrying a dreaded
disease policy are paying for this
alone more than the $2.85 per quar
ter totM increase in the premium.
All employees have received a
Four-Point Resolution
TISA Acts on Segregation
The Texas Intercollegiate Stu
dents Association has passed a
four - point resolution concerning
The resolution asks that mem
ber schools strive toward elimina
tion of racial discrimination, un
dertake any study or action which
can be prudently persued with
haste and sincerity of purpose
which the compelling nature of
this problem demands.
To look with disfavor upon any
plan of interposition as related to
Segregation which would seek to
nullify the strides toward racial
integregation which have been
made by our constitutional courts
and to look upon any scheme which
would have for its purpose the re
placement of public education with
private education in an attempt to
evade the decisions relating to in-
Corps To Start
Holding Pass-Rys
The Corps of Cadets will begin
holding graded pass-by’s tonight
and each Wednesday thereafter,
according to Ernest (Buddy) Bie-
hunko, Corps Operations Officer.
Pass-bys were discontinued dur
ing winter months because of
shorter days but now, with longer
days, will be continued until the
end of the semester.
. CONFERENCE SPEAKER—Dr. Elton Trueblood, pro
fessor of philosophy and noted author-lecturer from Earl-
ham College, Ind., will be the principal speaker for the
^fourth annual Ecumencial Christian Conference which
starts Friday at the A&M Methodist Church. Dr. True
blood also will speak on the Great Issues Series in the
Memorial Student Senate at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. His topic
• will be “A Positive Answer to Communism.”
tegregation as announced by our
constitutional courts.
Another resolution passed at
the convention held last weekend
on the Abilene Christian College
campus was in relation to the sub
ject of freedom of the press. The
resolution was passed urging all
member schools to write letters
to their congressmen and take any
other legal steps deemed advisable
in furthering freedom of the stu
dent press and student govern
The A&M Student Senate will
discuss these important resolu
tions at a meeting Thursday night.
A usually reliable source said the
Senate would probably discuss the
matter but would not take action
“to avoid conflicting with any
present policy of the Board of Di
rectors, concerning segregation.”
Officers elected for 1956-57 are
Max Sherman, Baylor University,
president; Howard Horton, Abilene
Christian College, vice-president;
Sharlene Williamson, Texas Tech,
secretary; Orland Gilbert, McMur-
ry College, treasurer; and Fred
Long, Southwest Texas State, par
Next year’s convention will be
held at Lamar Tech, Beaumont.
Advanced Contract
Tests Thursday
All Air Force and civilian stu
dents that desire an advanced
Army contract must take the RQ
3 test to be given in the Physics
Lecture Room at 4 p.m. Thursday
afternoon, according to Col Del-
mer P. Anderson, PMST.
Air Force students interested in
applying for an Army contract
may take the test provided they
are in the fourth semester but not
past the sixth semester of AF
ROTC. Civilian Students who have
completed either MS I and MS II,
or AS I and AS II or who have
received credit for these courses,
are eligible to take this qualifying-
letter and a booklet describing the
benefits and premiums. It is hoped
that a careful study will be made
of the revised plans so that each
individual may select the plan
which best fits his needs.
Employees presently enrolled in
the old coverage should complete a
new application in order to have
continuous coverage effective April
1. Those not participating in the
old plan will need to complete an
application form if they wish to
participate. These fonns are to be
completed and submitted to your
fiscal offices before March 15.
Employees not taking advantage
of the enrollment at this time are
asked to complete the bottom sec
tion of the enrollment card, indi
cating they waive their opportunity
to enroll in the plan. Anyone now
on the payi-oll wishing to enroll in
the plan after March 15 will be
required to furnish satisfactory evi
dence of good health, at his own
It is doubtful if this hospitaliza
tion plan will be open for re-enroll-
ment again without evidence of
good health. New employees en
tering the service of the System
have 31 days in which to enroll
without evidence of good health.
Burt, Bower Will Hold
’56-57 Top Editorships
The Student Publications Board yesterday named two
editors for the school year 1956-57.
Named editor for The Battalion was James M. Bower,
senior journalism major from Victoria. Bower will take over
as editor of the newspaper in May for the traditional month
of breaking - in which has been followed during the year. He
will return as editor for the fall and spring semesters next
school year.
During the summer, David T. McReynolds, junior agri-
cultural-journalism major from Palestine, will be editor for
The Battalion. McReynolds and Bower both arb news editors
on this year’s staff.
^ Don Charles Burt, junior
agricultural-economics major
from Crandall, was named by
the Publications Board as ed
itor for the Aggieland ’57.
Recommendations for top
editorships for the four school
magazines, The Commentator, Ag
riculturist, Engineer and South
western Veterinarian, were delayed
until the April meeting of the
boai'd. Concurrence of the appro
priate school councils is needed for
the men to be named, and it has
not yet been returned to the Of
fice of Student Publications.
Members of the A&M Student
Publications Board are Karl E.
Elmquist, chairman; Donald D.
Burchard, Tom Leland and Bennie
Zinn, all faculty members; Derrell
H. Guiles, Paul Holladay and
Wayne Moore, student members.
Ross Strader, director of Student
Publications, serves as secretary
and ex-officio member, as does
Charles Roeber, business manager
for the college.
Short Course
Town Meeting
A simulated town meeting
was one of the features of
the 38th Texas Water and
Sewage Works Association
Short School being held here
this week.
Dr. Kenneth F. Herrold, profes
sor of education, Columbia Uni
versity, New York, led the dem
onstration meeting which dealt
with a community problem of
fluoridation of the public water
Purpose of the simulated meet
ing was to demonstrate utilizing
group procedm-es in handling com
munity problems. At the public
hearing on the issue of fluorida
tion of the town’s water supply
were representatives of different
community groups including the
local Medical Society, Small Bus
iness Men’s Club, Dental Society,
Parent Teachers Association,
church representatives and many
other community groups.
Charles B. Frasher, personnel
consultant, American Public Health
Association, New York, discussed
services of the APHA with re
spect to professional examination
services. This service can be ap
plied to municipal water and sew
age works employees and is al
ready in use in New Jersey and
Oklahoma, Frasher said. Regis
tration for the school exceeds 800.
Alva Mitchell, 86, retired head
of the Engineering Drawing De
partment, died at 8:50 this morn
ing in a local hospital.
Services will be held at 2:30
p.m. Thursday at A&M Metho
dist Church under the direction
of Hillier Funeral Home in Bry
He is survived by three sons,
W. C., Bryan; R. H., College
Station, and W. H. Mitchell of
Directors Let
In Contracts
A total of $1,606,565 in con
tracts for new buildings, was
let by the A&M System Board
of Directors recently. The
directors also confirmed a
$59,949 construction contract let
by the Chancellor since the Board’s
last meeting.
The contracts cover appropria
tions for buildings, improvements
and repairs at the colleges and ag
ricultural experimental substations
in the A&M College system.
Appropriations for A&M includ
ed $1,174,843 for new bio-chemistry
and dairy buildings and equipment,
$264,000 for an all-faith chapel and
$15,000 for air-conditioning and re
modeling the basement 'of the Col
lege Administration Building.
Arlington State College was giv
en an appropriation of $25,000 for
building changes and increased
maintenance costs.
An additional $42,000 was appro
priated for construction of a foun
dation seed building for the Ag
ricultural Experiment Station to
be built at College Station, for
which $130,000 had previously been
Tarleton State College Hrew an
appropriation of $3,200 from its
special fund created by student en
dowment for use for student organ
ization travel, Religious Emphasis
Week expense and scholarships.
Prairie View A&M College was
appropriated $55,750 for dormitory
repairs and landscaping.
Civilian Day Saturday
Prizes for Beards Listed
Prize for winners of the beard
growing contest, part of the Civil
ian Day program this Saturday,
have been announced by Bill Lilly,
chairman of the beard-growing
The prizes, and donors, will be
listed following this statement by
Lilly, which he intended should be
directed to all students entering
one of the three classes—gambler,
prospector and badman: “All con
testants should register at the en
trance of Sbisa Mess Hall, whether
at the barbecue or the dance. Offi
cial registration cards, which will
carry the class to be entered, will
be issued. All contestants are to
dress to fit the character they
wish to portray with their beard.
No makeup will be allowed, other
than the clothing.”
Prizes and donors are:
Western belt buckle, College Sta
tion Shoe Repair; pipe, Aggieland
Pharmacy; free shave and hair
cut, Aggieland barber shop; 8x10
Sore Arms Order
Of Day For Juniors
Sore arms are the highlight of
the week as juniors take shots in
preparation for summer camp.
All Army ROTC cadets who will
attend an ROTC Summer Camp
this year will take their complete
immunization prior to attending
the camp. The senes will last
over a period of four weeks.
The shots started yesterday and
end March 27. Required* serums
include tetanus and typhoid shots
and a small pox vaccination.
framed black and white portrait, interest shown in the Civilian Stu-
A&M Photo Shop; cuff links, C. W. dent Day.
Bonner and Sons, Jewelers; Aggie The barbecue is at 6 p.m. in
belt buckle, McCarty Jewelers; $15 Sbisa, and the dance at 8:30 there,
in merchandise (western shirt, Lee Beards will be judged at 10 p.m.
Rider pants, washable dress pants at the dance,
and others), Loupot’s Trading
Post; gold western belt buckle;
Dobyne Jewelers; $5 certificate on
dress pants, Zubik Tailors;
Cuff link and tie clasp, MSC gift
shop; western belt made to order,
Holick’s Boot Shop; T-Bone steak,
A&M Grill; three sirloin steaks,
Texan Drive-In; 10 gallons of
Ethyl gasoline, Triangle Service
Other prizes will be announced
in a later issue of The Battalion.
In Friday’s paper, the division of
the spoils among the winners of
the three classes also will be an
Jack Quinn, ticket sales chair
man, said that barbecue tickets
which have not been sold will be
available Thursday morning at the
Office of Student Activities, for
those still wanting to purchase
them. The number is limited.
Ray Carroll, general chairman,
said he is extremely pleased by the
For Sophs
The Aggieland Studio has
announced the following sched
ule for Corps sophomore pic
March 12-13—Maroon, White
Band; A, B, C, D Infantry;
A and B Armor.
March 15-16—C Armor, A,
B, Engineers; A Transporta
tion; A Ordnance; A, B, C, D
Field Artillery.
March 19-20—A, B, C Anti
aircraft Artillery; A Signal; A
Quartermaster Corps; A Chem
ical; E Infantry; A, B Com
posite; A, B Athletics.
March 22-23—Squadixms 1-
March 26-27—Squadrons 14-
Weather Today
Partly cloudy with dust in the
air and winds from north-north
west up to 35 m.p.h. are forecasted
for College Station. Low tonight
is expected to be around 33 de
grees. Yesterday’s high of 79 de
grees dropped to 64 degrees last
night. Temperature at 10:30 this
morning was 48 degrees.
FEARLESS HUGH—Hugh Lanktree, entertainment chair
man for the Civilian Weekend activities, poses for a pic
ture of what may turn out to be the winnah! Civilian
beards will be judged during intermission at the Civilian
Dance set for Saturday night in Sbisa Hall. John Forbes
and Elaine Walker, stars of the movie “Hell on Horse
back,” will help judge beards.