The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 18, 1956, Image 3
(New Army Practice
Gets Baseball Fans
No precedent was set when the
entire “bullring” punishment detail
of March 24 was taken to see the
baseball game between A&M and
SMU, according to Lt. Col. Taylor
Wilkins, assistant commandant.
“We had become disappointed
with the number of students at
tending the games,” said Col. Wil
kins, “and we decided to wake up
at least 400 members of the corps
to the fact that we had a baseball
team that won the conference last
After some seniors in the corps
suggested the move, it was dis
cussed by Col. Wilkins, Corps Com
mander Larry Kennedy, and com
manders of both wings and both
regiments. They decided to “sVmw
the baseball team that we are be
* CONSOLIDATED EYE TESTS — Telebinocular tests, to
find sight defects, were given to Consolidated students in
the third through the twelfth grades. The tests were part
of a program for physical education students taking tests
and measurements (PE-425). Student Alfred Ogletree is
showing testing a unidentified Consolidated student.
“We won the game, 1-0, and
tumouts have been better since
then, we think,” Col. Wilkins said.
“However, it was a ‘one shot’ af
fair, and didn’t establish any tra
Vision and Auditory
CHS Students Get Tested
By LELAND BOYD
Battalion Staff Writer
Results of vision and auditory
tests conducted at A&M Consoli
dated during March, by 13 stu
dents of the Physical Education’s
class in Tests and Measurements,
have been announced by Dr. C. W.
Landiss, pi’ofessor of physical edu
The vision tests were given to
students from the third through
the twelfth grades. Due to diffi
culty in" auditory testing the third
and fourth grades only were given
As a follow-up to the tests, 73
students were referred to the Moms
and Dads Club who took responsi
bility for contacting parents of the
Of these 73 students, 19 have
now obtained glasses and an addi-
tionaf eight students were found to
have non-corrective sight defects.
Teachers were notified about stu
dents whose eyesight is non-correc
tive so better seating anangements
could be made.
In administering the hearing
tests, the group found that 61 stu
dents out of 240 third and fourth
graders had defects at the time
testing was done.
No referrals were made after the
hearings tests, because persons re
cuperating from a cold or some
other sickness may show side ef
fects of the condition through a
hearing difficulty, Landiss said.
In the vision tests the Smellen
Chart was used first. Students
with less than 20-40 vision in either
eye were referred to the Moms and
Dads Club. Borderline cases were
given Telebinocular tests, and
screened for students needing
Hearing tests given were Pure
Landiss pointed out benefits of
the tests, telling of a special case
discovered by the group.
A young student was found to
have vision scores of 20-100 in his
left eye, as compared to normal
vision for his right eye. But the
poor sight of the student’s left eye
would soon have seriously affected
vision in the right eye had it not
been called to attention, according
The tests were made by 13 sen
ior physical education students as
part of a program designed to give
them practical experience and con
Plans are to continue the pro
gram, extending it into an annual
Set For April 28
The annual Engineering Draw
ing Contest, sponsored by the Engi
neering Drawing Department, has
been scheduled for Api'il 28, ac
cording to Ralph H. Davey Jr.,
member of the department.
Drawing problems will be classi
fied in four groups—class A, open
to all students who have completed
or are cun’ently enrolled in engi-
neeiang drawing 105, will consist of
a working drawing. Class B, open
to students of engineering drawing
106, will be a problem drawn by
applying the principles of descrip
The Class C contest, open to all
students, will consist of a free
hand lettering problem and Class
D, open to those with engineering
drawing 127 background, will con
sist of a freehand pictorial.
Prizes will be awarded to win
ners in each category, Davey said.
Royal Bay Gem, now at stud,
won three Laurel stake races at
various ages. He won the Spauld
ing I.owe Jenkins at two, the Ches
apeake at three and the Laurel
Handicap at four.
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Wednesday, April 18, 1956 PAGE 3
Local Rotary Show
The College Station-Bryan Rot
ary Club is sponsoring a “youth-
aid” musical comedy Friday and
Saturday night, April 20 and 21,
at Stephen F. Austin High School
in Bryan. The show’s cast is made
up of North Texas State College
students. Showtime is 8 p.m. both
nights; admission is 80 cents per
person and tickets may be pur
chased at the door or from any
BS Union Members
Thiity Baptist Student Union
members will leave Friday for the
annual State BSU Spring Planning
Conference at Latham Springs
Baptist camp near Waco.
Purpose of the trip is to acquaint
newly elected executive council of-
ficei's and committee members with
their duties, and to plan next
year’s activities for the BSU
groups at 65 colleges and junior
colleges in Texas.
Theme of the conference will be
“Committment.” The keynote ad
dress, “What is Committment?”
will be given by Rev. Herbert R.
Howard, pastor of the Park Cities
Baptist Church in Dallas.
Other highlights of the meeting
will be singing by the Texas BSU
choir. Two A&M students have
been selected to sing with the choir.
They are Jim Brady from Austin
and Dave Goldston from Hereford.
Wonderful first course: Deep-
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batter served with a dunk of soy
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