The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 28, 1956, Image 1

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The Battalion Number 109: Volume 55 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 1956 Price 5 Cents Electricity Shut-Off Planned Tomorrow Electrical service will be shut off on all circuits served by the A&M College Power Plant at 9 a.m. tomorrow, ac cording to T. R. Spence, man ager of the physical plant. Service may be restored by noon but all concerned should be prepared to do without electricity until 1 p.m. The shut-down Thursday will en able the A&M plant and the City of Bryan Power Plant to be inter connected. The interconnection will allow either plant to supply power for the other in time of emergency. Power will again be shut off from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily in cer tain areas on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The following areas will be af fected only by the initial shut down Thursday: Downs Natator- Dean to Transfer To English Dept. In a letter to the English depart ment yesterday, Dr. S. S. Morgan, head, announced that Dr. John Paul Abbott will give up his duties as Dean of the College next year and return to the English staff as a full time professor. “I am most happy to say that beginning next September Dr. John Paul Abbott will relinquish his du ties as Dean of ^he College and return to us as a distinguished pro fessor. As those of us on the staff who have taught with him well know, Dr. Abbott is a superior teacher, a man learned in Ameri- ran literature, and a wise voice in department affairs. “His return to the staff will strengthen us. I know that you will all join me in a hearty Well come to John Paul,” said Morgan. Crumbles Elected Head of CS Lions Leland C. Grumbles was elected president of the College Station Lions Club at the regular meeting Monday in the Memorial Student Center. Other officers elected were Al bert K. Sparks, vice-president; Charles G. Haas, second vice-pre sident; Call M. Lyman, third vice- president; Don E. Davis, secretary; George L. Huebner, treasurer; J. J. Skrivanek Sr, lion tamer; and and Archie I. Flokers, tail twister. Members elected to the board of directors include Robert G. Go forth, Fred P. Jaggi and Clifford R. Barth. The club has made plans for a ladies night to be held April 7 in the American Legion in Bryan. New club members will be initiated at that time. Weicks Leaving On Europe Trip Fred E. Weick of the Personal Aircraft Research Center at East- ervrood Airport plans to leave to day for a three-month vacation in western Europe. Mrs. Weick^ her brother and his wife will accom pany him. The party will make the cross ing by Dutch Royal Airlines. They plan to visit West Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Holland, France, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Aus tria and the United Kingdom. The return trip will be made by ship. ium, DeWare Field House, Kyle Field, Athletic Office, Memorial Student Center, White Coliseum, Guion Hall, campus residences, Anchor Hall, Project House apart ments, the entire College Station area south of the campus and the entire area west of the railroads. Second shut-down occurring in certain areas will enable connec tions to be made from the electri cal generators to new modern switchgear at the power plant. Residential areas affected by the second shut down are: Noith Gate Area and College View 7 —Friday, March 30; Hospital, Nurses home, and President’s home — Saturday March 31. There will be no interruption of the water service since the con nection with the Bryan Power Plant will peripit continuous serv ice to the water pumping plant. People with deep freezes should not open them during the shut down, according to Spence. A closed deep freeze will maintain its cold temperature for the neces sary time. Student Publications Move Into New Offices NEW OFFICE—Cecilia Prihoda, business manager for Stu dent Publications, tides out a new desk in the new Battalion office in the basement of the YMCA building. The entire Publications Department has now moved to its new quar ters. April 4 in White Coliseum ‘Star’ Show Set Here Services Today For Mrs. Graham Funeral ■ervices for Mrs. A. D. Graham, 65, wife of A. D. Graham, linotype operator with the A&M Press, were scheduled at 2 p.m. this afternoon in the chapel of Hillier Funeral Home. Mrs. Graham died in a local hos pital Monday night. Dr. Harry V. Rankin, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Bry an, of which Mrs. Graham w r as a member, officiated at the survices. Internment will be in the family plot in the Bryan City Cemetery. Serving as pall bearers wei’e Woodrow Wallace, Steve Andert, Dr. W. B. Roman Jr., C. E. Sulli van, Jack L. Gary and Raymond L. Williams. Surviving Mrs. Graham, besides her husband, are one daughter, Mrs. Julia Graham Bobbitt, and two brothers, Tom G. Jenkins Sr. of Bryait and Harry S. Jenkins of Houston. went on without the drummer and this is where the famous Cole style was born. Cole has had many record hits as a Capitol Records recording artist. Among his unforgettable ones are “Nature Boy,” “Mona Lisa,” “Too Young” and “Unforgettable.” Sharing the spotlight will be the Dr. Kamm Named A&M will play host the “Record Star Parade of 1956” April 4 in White Coliseum. The Star Parade will feature en tertainment stars Nat “King” Cole, June Christy, The Four Freshmen, Gary Morton, Patty Thomas—all to the tune of Ted Heath and his or chestra. This will be a feature attraction sponsored by the Office of Student Activities. Town Hall tickets will not be good for the performance.—j~|-* • | tt* Tickets may be purchased at the i rCSlClCIlt“LlCCt Activities Office on the second floor of Goodwin Hall. Prices are $2.50 and $2 for reserved seats and $1.25 for general admission. Headlining the show is the inter- nationally-known singing star Nat “King” Cole. He w 7 as born in Montgomery, Ala., and learned to sing in the church choir after his family moved to Chicago. His fa mous trio was born after a drum mer failed to show for a quartet engagement in California. They Dr. Robert B. Kamm, dean of the Basic Division and Student Per sonnel Services, has been named president-elect of the American College Personnel Association wdiich is holding its annual meet ing March 25-30 in Washington, D.C. An organization made up of college officials concerned with the various functions of student per sonnel services, the ACPA mem bership is made up of college fac ulty and staff officials from col leges and universities throughout the country. As president-elect, Dr. Kamm W'ill take over as president of the group in March, 1957, when the next annual meeting is held in De troit. Present president is Dean W. W. Blaesser, University of Utah. Currently a member of the ACPA Executive Committee, Dr. Kamm also has served as chairman of the Committee on Professional Standards and chairman of the Budget Committee. W. D. (Pete) Hardesty of Stu dent Activities and a member of ACPA, is in Washington with Dr. Kamm for the meetings. British orchestra of Ted Heath, appearing for the first time in the States. A former singer with Stan Ken ton, June Christy, will provide the audience with the type of singing that made her popular with such hits as “Tampico,” “How High the Moon” and “I’ll Remember April.” A group needing no introduction to A&M, the Four Freshmen, was greeted with much enthusiasm on the campus earlier in the year as a Town Hall attraction. The quaitet is composed of Ross and Don Bar bour, Ken Errair and Bob Flani gan. The humorist of the show will be young comedian Gary Morton. He is known for television appearances and vaudeville stints over the coun try. Last, but not least in the star- studded attraction will be Patty Thomas, a dancer who has appear ed on many television shows. By JIM BOWER The busy rattle of typewriters has replaced the sound of hammers and saws on the ground floor of the YMCA as all of the student publications officially moved in today. Also in the move is the business office of Student Publications. Under construction for the last several months, the ground floor will house, in addition to student publications, the office of Campus Security, the Housing office and the office of Veteran’s Affairs. Dr. Robert B. Kamm, dean of the Basic Division and Student Personnel Services has his office on the second floor of the YMCA. Other offices scheduled to move from Goodwin Hall in the near future are the departments of Student Affairs and Student Activities. The Department of Oceanography and Meteorology will occupy all of Goodwin Hall. The student publications offices have been completely equipped with all new equipment in addition to their new quarters. The Battalion office, located in the north wing of the Y will be air conditioned as will be the darkroom and the business office of student publications. One of the featured facilities of the new offices is the new darkroom built especially for the student publications. Large enough to accomodate four people at once, the dark room has a new automatic focusing picture enlarger and an automatic temperature regulator for the water in the de veloping sink. In the east wing of the YMCA will be the offices for the Aggieland, Commentator, Southwestern Veterinarian, Engi neer and Agriculturist. Also in the east wing will be a li brary and a conference room. Each of the offices has been equipped with new metal desks, filing cabinets and secretarial-type chairs. Very little old equipment was moved from Goodwin. Advertising facilities for the publications also benefitted from the move. A separate room complete with filing cabi nets and slanted drawing desks is provided for the publica tions. Two From A&M Work on Group Dr. Ralph W. Steen, head of the History Department and Dr. John Q. Anderson, English Department, attend ed a committee meeting at Baylor University last Saturday which resulted in the organization of the American Studies Associa tion of Texas. Affiliated with the national American Studies Association, the newly organized Texas branch is the seventeenth regional gi-oup formed since the ASA was founded about five years ago. Members of the Association come from the fields of literature, history, phil osophy, art, government, architec ture, journalism, science, political theory, and others. They include writers, teachers, scholars, stu dents, librarians, and laymen inter ested in American culture, and their concern is to study American civilization as a whole. Regional branches of ASA meet periodically for the exchange of ideas about the nation’s life and culture. Member ship in the ASA is open to anyone who is interested in these topics. The first meeting of the Amer ican Studies Association of Texas will be held at Baylor University, Dec. 8. Officers of the newly Collegiate FFA Will Hold Banquet The A&M Collegiate FFA Chap ter’s annual Student-Prof Banquet will be held Wednesday, April 11, 7:30 p.m., at Maggie Parker Din ing Hall in Bryan. Pui-pose of the event is to cre ate a better relationship between students and their professors. Plaques will be presented the outstanding junior and senior in agricultural economics and the out standing professor in the School of Agriculture will also be pre sented an award. One junior, se lected by the Scholarship Commit tee, will receive a scholarship for $125. City Elections April 3 For Mayor, Council Annual city elections for the City of College Station will be held April 3, according to City Manager Ran Boswell. A mayor and three councilmen will be elected. The ballot box will be located in the city hall, and the polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Only candidate for the position of mayor or councilman-at-large is the incumbent, Ernest Langford, head of the A&M Architecture De partment. Candidate for councilman of ward one is Marion Pugh; ward two, Joe Sori - els; and third ward, A. P. Boyett. Pugh, Sorrels, and Boyett hold the offices at present, and are unopposed. Two councilmen are elected from each ward, one each year, to serve two-year terms. The mayor, elect ed at large each year, makes the seventh member of the council. Councilmen completing their first year include Ernest Seegar, ward three; J. A. Orr, first ward; and G. W. Black, second ward. Ward one includes all of south College Station, Ward Two is the east part of the city and College Hills, while the Third Ward con tains the North Gate ai-ea. Audiences Like ‘Portrait PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, March 30th of this year will be observed by all Christians as Good Friday; and, WHEREAS, we are now in the Lenten season and as Christians should honor our Saviour on this day, it being the day that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for us and for the remission of our sins; and, WHEREAS, we should at least attend Church on this day and give thanks for the sacrifice Jesus Christ made for us: NOW, THEREFORE, we, Ernest E. Langford, Mayor of the City of College Station, Texas, and H. C. Dishman, Mayor of the City of Bryan, Texas, do hereby jointly pro claim the hours from 12 o’clock noon to 3 p.m. on Good Fri day, March 30, 1956, to be observed by the citizens of our Cities as hours of prayer and meditation, and urge each cit izen to attend the Church of his choice during this period of time; and we further urge that all business houses in these Cities cease their operations and close during this period. ERNEST E. LANGFORD Mayor, City of College Station, Texas H. C. DISHMAN Mayor, City of Bryan, Texas 20 Cub Scouts Win in Kite Match Cub Pack 802 annual Kite Flying Contest held recently ended with 20 Cub Scouts winning places in | characterization the six divisions. Smallest Kite, in the order that they finished, went to Ken Fisher, Darrel Nixon, Sam Henry Creswell and Jim Mills. Largest Kite award ribbons were given Don Musa, Johnny Krenitsky, Milton Moore and Bill White. David Holmgreen, Don Musa, Lawrence Nemee, and Bruce Riggs were winners in the Most Unusual Kite division. Highest Flying Kite scouts were David Holmgreen, Ken Fisher, Milton Moore, and Terry Turner. First to Fly awards went to Ken Fisher, Johnny Krenitsky, Jim Mills, and David Holmgreen. A triple tie of Den 5, 3 and 4 were winners for the Most Kites in the Air, with Den 6 taking the second place spot. The Award ribbons were prepar ed and donated by Fugate Printing Co. “Family Portrait,” Easter sea son production of the Aggie Play ers, was presented to appreciative audiences a,t each performance in the ballroom of the Memorial Stu dent Center. The five consecutive perform ances of the three - act play ended last night. They were done in co operation with the Council of Church Women of College Station. The play revolves around the family of Jesus. While it is not strictly a religious drama, it does have a lot of spiritual feeling. The main characters in the play are Mary the mother of Jesus, and His brothers — Joseph, Simon, James, and Juda played by Florence Delaplane, Bill Swann, Toby Hughes, Roy Cline, and Don Fisher. Ardith Melloh, who played Mary Cleophas, made her debut with the Players and did an excellent of the aunt of Jesus. Other members of the cast who did well in their roles include Chris Pavelka as Naomi, Gene Logan as Reba, Helen Page as Selima and Roy Eckard as Judos Iscariot. Four of the scenes are laid in Mary’s home in Nazareth where the family is portrayed in its own environment. These are staged in the round which gives the audience a closer look in the family’s life. The other two scenes are played on the stage. * Actors is the supporting whose prortayals merit include, Lari Webster as Roger Clark as Mathias, Charles Ware as Appius Hadrian, Ronald Ruth as the rabbi, Joe Dannen- baum as Mordecai, and Rocky Arnold as Mendel. cast | Smith as the Woman at the Well, mention j Mary Magdalene portrayed by Eban, Evelyn King, Nathan played by Ted Castle, Esther played by Bar bara Johnson, Leban played by Jim Leissner, Joshua played by Phil McNemer, and Beulah played by Pat Huebner. Other members of the cast who contributed to the success of the play are Helen Brady as Anna, Iris Bullax-d as Hepzibah, Alan and Lane Coulter as Daniel, Shirley The play was directed by C. K. Esten, with Vic Wiening assisting Beryl Baty was organist and Maxine Kamm and Kim Alexander were soloists. Weather Today The- dust brought in by the cold front that arrived last night is expected to improve this after noon. Yesterdays high of 85 degrees dropped to 57 degrees last night. Temperature at 10:30 this morn ing was 65 degrees. Action Taken On Annexation Two ordinances to annex over 500 acres of land re ceived first reading at the monthly meeting of the Col lege Station city council Mon day night. One of the plots is in the south west part of the city near the Knoll, and extending south to the railroad, and the other is north- w’est of College Hills. The Brazos County Commis sioners Court awarded L. K. Jonas $546, and W. L. Caughin $396 for easements of their seven-foot prop erty fronts for the widening of Highway 6. C. E. Dillon was appointed to fill the post of the late J. Wheeler Barger, who died earlier this month. The council also passed a resolution honoring Barger. In other business, the council voted to accept the utilities bill of the Little League ball park this summer. The field will be lighted five nights a week, for approxi mately seven weeks. At $10 per night, wholesale, the bill should be $350, according to Ran Boswell. City Manager Boswell was ap pointed representative for the city on the College Station Youth Fa cilities Council, an organization to provide recreational facilities for College Station youth. The group’s present project is the Negro soft- ball diamond. AGGIE FLAYERS—Left to right are Ardith Melloh as Mary Cleophas, Florence Delaplane as Mary and Connie Eckard as Judas Iscariot. The picture was taken in act 3, scene 1 when Mary Cleophas and Mary were asking Judas as to the whereabouts of Jesus following the Last Supper. The Player’s five-day production of “Family Portrait” finished last night. —Photo by Bob Stansberry Consolidated Menu April 3 Baked pork, potatoes, green limas, celery and carrot sticks, bread, milk and apricot cobbler. April 4 Hamburgers, potato chips, Eng lish peas, pickles and onions, buns, milk and cupcakes.