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

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    The Battalion
Number 103: Volume 55
Price 5 Cents
Local Scoots
Planning Trip
To Canada
A group of local Explorer
Scouts are planning an “Ad
venture Trail” trip to Can
ada this summer. The “jump
ing-off point” for the Canada
-wilderness trek will be the Charles
L. Sommers Canoe Base near Ely,
From the base camp the boys
‘will proceed into the Quetico Pro
vincial Pai'k in Ontario, Canada.
The entire trip is expected to take
from 21 to 24 days, including 10
days in Canada.
Each boy is expected to earn all
he cap toward paying his expenses
for the trip. He must earn at
least one-third of the $76.50 cost to
be eligible for the trip.
Transportation, which would be
the major cost of the trip, is being
„ furnished by Ford Motor Co. deal
ers. Several dealers enroute will
furnish transportation for the
scouts. Air Force Bases along the
- way will furnish meals at mess hall
While in Canada the scouts will
travel entirely by canoe or foot.
The vegetation and game in the
park is described as being “quite
abundant”. Each group will have
an experienced guide and will “live
off the land” as much as possible.
Military Day Brings
Work, Review, Dances
BORDER WEEK—South of the Border Week in the Memorial Student Center is officially
underway. Pictured above is one of the many displays in the Center, this one featur
ing Peru. All MSC employees will be wearing Latin American costumes and offices are
decorated along this line. South of the Border Week will last through Saturday.
Fee Deadline Set
March 21 is the deadline for
paying installment fees at the
Fiscal Office in the Admini
stration Building. The total
amount due is $60.70 which
includes $41.85, board; $15,
room and $3.85 for laundry.
After the deadline there is $1
a day penalty.
JUST LOOKING—The Senior Girl Scouts of Troop 5, Col
lege Station helped celebrate their 44th anniversary yes
terday by enjoying the festivities of the Memorial Student
Center’s “South of the Border” displays. Left to right
„ are Miss Dee Morgan, Miss Jeanelle LaMotte, Miss Judy
Litton and Miss Bicci Luther. Mrs. Walter Heritage is
Troop Leader for the local group.
Student Publications
Will Move To YMCA
Tentative plans have been made azine and Aggieland offices will
to move the student publications
offices from Goodwin Hall to the
YMCA at the end of this week or
the first of next week, according to
Howard Badgett, physical plants
Offices in the move are The
Battalion, Commentator, Aggie
land, Southwestern Veterinarian,
Engineer, Agriculturist and Office
of Student Publications.
The four magazines and the Ag
gieland will have offices in the
east wing of the YMCA. These
offices are now ready for occu
pants. A library, conference room
and darkroom also are located in
the east wing at the end of the
Occupying the north wing will be
The Battalion and Student Publica
tions offices. Flooring of these
offices has begun and should be
finished by the end of this week.
These offices and the darkroom
will be air conditioned. The mag
New desks, filing cabinets and
29 secretarial-type chairs will be
used in the offices. Very little old
furniture will be moved from Good
win. No new typewriters will be
added, although repairs will be
made on those that require it.
News of the World
WASHINGTON—President Eisenhower made a fervent
plea yesterday for moderation on both sides in the dispute
over school integration. He asserted at the same time that
the “good sense” of the American people will see to it that
“progress” is carried out. And he noted that the Southern
members of Congress who issued a prosegregation manifesto
earlier this week specified that “legal means” will be used
to fight the Supreme Court’s ban on public school segrega
★ ★ ★
MANCHESTER, N.H.—“People got mad.” You hear
a variety of explanations in New Hampshire for the
22,000 write-in votes given Vice-President Nixon in the
state’s presidential primary elections. But this is the
one most frequently expressed—“People got mad.” Re
publican leaders said they believe a ground-swell of pop
ular feeling built up for Nixon as a result of recent re
ports that he would be “dumped” from the GOP ticket
this year.
'At 'A’
WASHINGTON—President Eisenhower said yesterday
American interests in the Middle East/‘are very greatly jeop
ardized.” He made the remark in a news conference dis
cussion of the Arab-Israeli differences.
MSC Plans
Special Dance
Friday Night
Students who do not attend
the Combat Ball .tomorrow
night will be able to attend a
special dance in the ballroom
of the Memorial Student Cen
The Dance Group is sponsoi’-
ing the dance in connection with
South of the Border Week which
is in progress through Saturday.
Admission will be $1 per person.
The Capers Combo will px'ovide
music. A floor show featuring 28
girls from the University of Texas
doing Latin American dances will
be presented.
Displays picturing life in the
Latin American countries of Boli
via, Cuba, El Salvador, Argentina
and Peru are on exhibit in the main
lounge of the MSC as another fea
ture of the Latin American pro
gram. In addition to these, there
is a Latin American art- exhibit
sponsored by the Art Group, head
ed by Paul Ross and Mrs. Emalita
The Food Department, headed
by Mrs. Gladys Black, food direc
tor, is featuring Latin American
foods. Floral decorations are ar
ranged by the Floricultui'e Depart
ment, under A. F. Werth.
Tonight, the Recital Series, un
der chairman Bob Rea, will pre
sent the Alard String Quartet.
Also tonight the Film Society will
show the movie, “Treasure of Sier
ra Madre” in rooms 2A, 2B, 2C
and 2D of the MSC, said Fleming
Smith, committee chairman.
The Corps of Cadets will go
“Class A” this weekend as A&M
presents its annual Spring Military
Activities will begin Friday night
with the Combat Ball in the main
section of Sbisa Hall. The Aggie
land Orchestra will play for the
^8-12 dance. It is an annual affair
promoted by members of the com-*
bat arms companies.
Invitations have been sent to ap
proximately 300 campus professors
teaching senior courses. The in
structors and their wives will be
admitted free and will sit in a
special detention area, guarded by
members of the freshman drill
Dress for the affair is combat
style—fatigues, helmet liners and
combat boots. Ed Stinnett, general
dance chairman, said that “garden-
Girl Scouts Honor
44th Anniversary
Brazos County Girl Scouts are
joining Girl Scouts across the na
tion in celebrating National Girl
Scout week, Mai’ch 11-17, accord
ing to Bob Cherry, president of the
Brazos Council. This is the 44th
anniversary since the group start
ed with 12 members, in 1912.
“Our local organization now, has
over 700 members and 100 girls
taking part in it’s activities,
“Cherry said, “and we are con
sidering dividing the county
further, in order that we can have
more room for more troops and
Miss Alice Mulkey, Girl Scout
Field Representative for Texas,
New Mexico and Oklahoma, is in
College Station for a two day
workshop for local leaders. Among
topics for her discussion are
“Board Member’s Jobs”, “Board
Plans”, and “A Look at the Fu
ture in Brazos County”.
“The national organization now
has over 2!4 million members,”
said Cherry. “In College Station,
our only senior troop is Troop 5,
and it is greatly overcrowded. This
points out the need for more
troops and leaders.”
A&M Military Day
Brings Many Stars
Stars will fill the campus this
weekend as A&M plays host to
seven generals and 12 other mili
tary and civilian dignitaries.
The generals are Gen. R. M.
Pate, commandant, United States
Marine Corps; Maj. Gen. ,W. N.
Gillmore, acting commanding gen-,
eral III Corps, Fort Hood; Maj.
Gen. Carl L. Phinney, commanding
general 36th Division, Texas Na
tional Guard; Maj. Gen. Albert S.
Johnson, NG, commanding general,
49th Armored Division;
Brig. Gen. William P. Nuckols,
commander 33rd Air Division (De
fense), Tinker Air Force Base;
Brig. Gen. Robert M. Ives, com
manding general, 36th Division,
Texas National Guard; and Brig.
Gen. George Smith, Military Af
fairs Committee.
Other guests to be here include
Olin E. Teague, Congressman Sixth
District; W. T. Doherty, president,
Board of Directors; Col. John A.
Way, Industrial War College; Col.
Ormond R. Simpson, Military Sec
retary to the Marine Corps com
mandant; Capt. Rees Morgan, Bu
reau Medical Code, Navy Depart
ment; Col. Norman L. Callish, com
mander, Headquartei's 3605th Aii'-
craft Observer Training Wing, El
lington Air Foi’ce Base;
Col. James Gunn III, com
manding officei’, Bxyan Air Force
Base; Lt. Col. Chaides F. Widdeck,
Aide to Gen. Pate; Lt. Col. James
Burleson, pi'esident, Texas State
Guard Association; Geox-ge Fisher,
office, Congressman Teague; Mi 1 ,
and Mrs. Eddie J. Kennedy, moth
er and father of ( Lax’ry Kennedy,
Coi'ps commander; and Mi's. F. C.
Olds, president, Federated A&M
Mothers Clubs.
Gen. Nuckols will visit the
radar meteox’ology section of the
Oceanogx-aphy and Meteorology
Department while here. He will
discuss, with that department’s
staff, technical mattex-s in connec
tion with the air foi’ce radar me
teorology program.
Saturday’s Events Start
At Early Morning Meal
Measles Lead
In the Area
With 217 III
Measles led all other di
seases in the Bryan College
Station ax'ea for the week
ending Maxch 10, according to
the Bryan - Brazos County
Health Unit.
There were 217 cases of
xneasles reported during this
time. Of these, 134 were in
the College Station area and
83 in Bx-yan.
Chickenpox was second with
31 cases reported in the
county. Only seven were re
ported in College Station.
Bryan had 24 cases.
Strept throat was in third
place with 18 cases in the
county with only six of these
in College Station.
Debate Team Wins
Second In Tourney
Seniors John Wilson and David
Bowei's won five out of seven
rounds to take second place in the
Texas Round-Up Forensic Toux’na-
ment last weekend.
Thix'teen schools pai’ticipated,
each sending one negative axxd one
affix-mative team for seven rounds
of debate. Wilson and Bowei's
made up A&M’s negative team.
A&M’s affix-mative team, com
posed of Bill Heax-d and E. M.
Huitt, won three out of seven
rounds, failing to place in the
The next toui-nament is the Piney
Woods Debate Tournament, to be
held Max-ch 23-24 at Stephen F.
Austin College in Nacogdoches.
The Southwest Conference Debate
Toui-nament will be held at Rice
Apx-il 7.
Richax-d A. French, English in-
stx-uctox-, accompanied the team.
Choose Your Combat Ball Cutie Here
Weather Today
Thunderstorms and light rain
showers accompaxxixxg a moderate
cold front ai'e forecast for College
Station today. Yesterdays high
was 54 degx-ees; low, 49 degx-ees.
Temperature at 10:35 this morn
ing was 51 degx-ees.
Ik' A
Beth Watson
Tom Roberts
Barbara Sue Smith
Johnie Ingram
Janette Hair
Dick Howard
Sarah Lonquist
Jack Lonquist
Sunny Phillips
Roy Woodle
ing clothes would be fine. Infor
mality is the main idea.”
A combat “cutie” will be chosen
from five candidates, one selected
by each combat arms battalion.
The gix-ls chosen and their escorts
ax-e Barbara Sue Smith, San An
tonio, by Johnie Ingram; Sunny
Phillips, Houston, by Roy Woodle;
Janette Hair, Bx-yan, by Dick How-
ax-d; Beth Watson, Gainesville, by
Tom Roberts; and Mrs. Sarah Lon
quist, Caldwell, by Jack Lonquist.
Satux-day’s events start with a
bx-eakfast at 7 a.m. at Maggie
Pax-ker Dining Hall in Bx-yan. It
will be in honor of Gen. Randolph
M. Pate, commandant, United
States Marine Corps, who will be
honor guest for Military Day ac
tivities. The breakfast is sponsox--
ed by the Bryan Chamber of Com-
Lax-ry Kennedy, Corps comman
der, will act as host to Militax-y
Day guests at a luncheon later in
the day. The group will retire to
the main drill field immediately
following the luncheon to observe
the Corps of Cadets x-eview at
1:30 p.m.
Heels fly Satux-day night as Ted
dy Phillips, his golden saxophone
and his Orchestra, featux-ing Moni
ca Lewis, play and sing for the
Military Ball. The dance will start
at 9 p.m. and end at midnight.
Honored guests include Dr. Da
vid H. Morgan, president of the
College; Dr. J. P. Abbott, dean of
the College; Dr. M. T. Hax*i’ington,
Chancellor; Dean Robert Kamm,
Dean J. D. Adams, C. A. Roeber,
Dean W. W. Axmistead, Col. Joe E.
Davis, Dean W. H. Delaplane, Dean
I. P. Trottex-, Dean C. H. Ransdell,
Col. D. P. Anderson, Dean J. C.
Calhoun, Col. Henx-y Dittman and
Col. Henry Phillips.
Distinguished guests w-ill include
all visiting military and civilian
dignitaries on the campus.
Recital Series
Presents Quartet
The Alax-d String Quartet will
be presented by the MSC Recital
Series in the Assembly Room of
the MSC at 8 p. m. tonight, ac
cording to Bob Rea, chairman of
the Series.
Last year the Quartet won the
National Fedex-ation of Mxisie
Clubs Young Artists Award in
Chamber nxusic. This is the first
time in the history of the Fede-
x-ation this award has been pre
sented in this category. This gave
the Quartet a tour with the Na
tional Concert and Artist Cox*p.
over the United States and a
debut in Town Hall, New York
City, in the fall of 1956.
The Quartet comes to A&M
from the University of Texas
where they have been teaching and
coaching with Horace Britt, inter
nationally known cellist and
chamber music playei’.
This year they ax-e engaged for
many appearances throughout the
Southwest with two concerts in
Cincinnati, Ohio, and a concert in
Havana, Cuba, Washington, D. C.
and Baltimore.
Each member of the Alard
Quartet is a gifted artist in his
own right. The quax-tet is com
posed of Seymour Wakschal,
violin; Donald Hopkins, violin;
Arnold Magxxes, Viola and Jorge
Sicre, cello.
Holdex-s of Student Activities
Cards will be admitted fx-ee and
individual tickets will be on sale
at the door for 75 cents each.
‘Thank-You* Given
The Civilian Student Council has
expressed its thanks to all of the
merchants who contributed prizes
for the beard competition at last
weekend’s Civilian Student Day.
Thanks also wex-e expressed for
everyone else who had a part in
making the day a success.