The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 20, 1956, Image 1

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The Battalion Number 120: Volume 55 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1956 Price Five Cents Fire Guts College View Apartment A flash fire last night par tially gutted one apartment and caused damage to seven .others in College View. The blaze started in apt. A-8-Y, occupied by Bill S. Huff- hines, his wife and two-year-old '.daughter, Cindy. Huffhines was not at home when the fire broke out. Mrs. Huffhines discovered the fire in her husband’s study about 7:4. r >. She screamed in alarm, sum moning from across the hall Fos ter S. Teague and Robert O. Ev ans. One grabbed’ Cindy and car ried her outside while the other telephoned the fire department, then both returned to the blazing room. . “We got two fire extinguishers and went in,” said Evans. The men battled the flames for sevei’al minutes, and were soon -joined by neighbors who gathered nearby extinguishers. Several neighbors fought the fire until the firemen arrived. Nineteen fire extinguishers were used. About 15 minutes later the fire department arrived, and had the blaze under control within a half hour. At least 16 volunteer fire men answered the call in three fire trucks. While firemen fought the blaze ' on the second story, neighbors hur riedly carried furniture out of the ground floor apartments. Little ..of Huffhines’ furniture and cloth ing was saved, however. Only smoke and water damaged the other seven apartments; the fire did not spread quickly. “It c<£ikl have been a whole lot Worse,” said Fire Chief C. H. War ren. “This is the first bad fire in these houses since they were built,” he added. No estimate was made of the loss. The only loss of life was the Huffhines’ pet parakeet. No one .was injured. Huffhines is a senior architec ture student from Dallas. “I feel sure that the College “View Council will make some sort of drive, probably early next week, to help replace some things that were destroyed,” said John W. Jones, president of the College View Council. Aggies Around World Gather Tomorrow for Annua! Muster Jorjorian Third Speaker \t YMCA Marriage Forum APARTMENT FIRE—Firemen from the A&M Fire De partment direct a stream of water into a flaming apart ment at A-8-Y College View, occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Bill S. Huffhines. The fire occurred about 8 last night and partially gutted the apartment. Rev. Armen D. Jorjorian, relig ious director and chaplain of St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Hous ton, will speak on “The Sexual As pects of Married Life” at the third YMCA Marriage Forum Monday night at 8 on the second floor of the YMCA. Formerly Rev. Joi'jorian was sen ior chaplain and supervisor at the Bellevue Hospital Center, N e w York City. Recently he served as chairman of Bishop Doegan’s Com mittee on Narcotic Drug Addiction. Rev. Jorjorian is Well known as an excellent marriage counselor, according to Cordon Gay, secretary of the YMCA. The topics which will be covered in Monday nights session ai’e: “How Important Is Sexual Com- patability in the Total Marriage Relationship,” “Planned Parent hood,” “What Ideals and Stan- Film Society The Film Society will present “The Blue Gardenia” starring Anne Baxter, Richard Conte and Ann Southern tonight at 7:30 in the ballroom of the MSC. Admis sion by season ticket or single per formance ticket. On Senate View Petition Calls Election By JIM BOWER Battalion News Editor A petition containing 447 names was submitted to the Student Sen ate last night, forcing a general school election over the Senate’s views on segregation. The election, which will be handled by the Election Commission, will have to be held within the next 15 days, ac cording to the Senate constitution. Ballots for the election will ap pear with the following information on them: “That the Student Senate goes on record as saying that we, the Student Senate, ai’e opposed to segregation.” At the bottom of the ballot will be “for and “against”. Each student will circle the one of his choice. The only thing that will actual ly be up for vote is whether or not the student body agrees with the Senate in its stand against segregation. No Senate vote will be changed. The petition, in brief, said that the undersigned students “didn’t feel that the true feeling of the student body was expressed in the March vote on segregation.” Section VIII, Article one of the Senate constitution says, “A re ferendum may be demanded on any measure passed by the Student Senate by a petition signed by three hundred (300) students. Such petition shall be presented to the Student Senate in its next regular session and shall be submitted by the Senate Election Commission to general student vote not more than fifteen days after presentation.” The Senate, in its March 15th meeting, went on record as “oppos ing segregation” by a margin of 23-7. A roll-call vote was taken to determine the issue. In other business, the Senate passed a motion that the “duties of the Student Life Committee be specified by the Student Senate and hereafter, any matters pertaining to the. student body which arise will be handled by the Student Sen r ate.” An amendment added “the Senate will delegate powers of the Student Life Committee and all matters which it will undertake.” Purposes of the SLC, according to their constitution, is to serve as an advisory body to the Student Personnel Services dean, Academic Council and all other campus groups refering matters to them; make recommendations to the *lean of SPS; approve general polices and cei'tain expenditures of the Depart ment of Student Activities; and to perform certain functions and con sider- other matters relating to stu dent life and not delegated to some other office or body. Duties of the SLC include re viewing annually the student activity point system, approving of the social calendar, selecting Who’s Who, supervising activities of the student entertainment manager and yell leaders and approving non operating expenditures in excess of $100 from Student Activities and student concessions accounts which are not operated through the Fiscal Department. The Senate has authorized an “Honor 1 Mother Award,” to be pre sented to an outstanding mother Who has overcome hardships to put her son or sons in or through A&M. The award will be presented in (See SENATE, Page 2) dai ds of Sex Mor ality Do You Both Hold,” and “Complex Causes of Sex Adjustment or Maladjust ment.” After Rev. Jorjorian’s talk an open discussion period will be held. The audience is urged to partici pate in the discussion, said Gay. Questions will be written but un signed so that personal questions can be asked without embarass- ment. Marriage forums will be held every Monday night this month. “Marrying Outside Your Faith— Will Love Find A Solution?” will be the topic discussed April 30. Dr. C. Rodney Sunday, pastor St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Houston, will be the speaker. The forums are sponsored by the Student Affairs Committee of the YMCA Cabinet. Newt Harris is chairman of the committee. Students, Employees This Issue Dedicated To Deceased By RALPH COLE Battalion Managing Editor Four pictures appear on this page—pictures*of four A&M stu dents who died during the current school year. To these four students and three others, of which The Bat talion did not have pictures, this issue of the paper is dedicated. Be sides the seven students, four Sys tem employees ai’e also included in the dedication. The four System employees are Dr. T. D. Brooks, Edgar S. Mc- Fadden, Arch C. Baker and Dr. G. S. Fraps. Baker, system architect, died Nov. 21, 1956, after an accidental gunshot* wound at his home in College Station. He was attempt ing to pick up a telephone when the 20-gauge shotgun he was cleaning accidentally discharged. Dr. Fraps, who had been con nected with the chemistry division of the Texas Agricultural Experi ment Station for 42 years, died Nov. 28, 1955, after a long illness. McFadden, the man who saved an estimated 25,000,000 people in the world from death and star vation by the development of rust- | resistant Hope Wheat, died in his sleep Jan. 5, 1.956, at his home in College Station. Dr. Brooks, who had been con nected with A&M from 1932 until his retirement in 1953, died in a Bryan hospital Jan. 11, 1956, after a long illness. He first came to A&M as dean of the summer school, fhen was named dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. James Burnis Koym, freshman geology major from Pasadena, died of a heart attack at the A&M swimming pool Nov. 2, 1956. At the time of his death, he was in an 11 a. m. swimming class. Donald Ray Schilling, sopho- more chemical engineering major from Dayton, was killed in a head- on collision on the night of Nov. 13, 1955. The accident also injured two other A&M students who had spent the Rice Corps Trip weekend with him. Gene T. Kinard, 21 - year - old senior electrical engineering major from Beaumont, was killed in an automobile collision between Wood- ville and Livingston. A Jasper High School student was also killed in the accident, Jan 26, 1956. James Edward Sarran, sopho- (See DECEASED, Page 2) REV. ARMEN D. JORJORIAN Marriage Forum Speaker Negro C of C Has Workshop At Lincoln High Donald R. Schilling Norman S. Daigle As . it Richard H. Burlin *■ James B. Koym The College Station Negro Chamber of Commerce held a “Community Workshop” at Lincoln School last night. Guest speakers included five representatives from Prairie View A&M College and Walter H. Dela- plane, president of the College Sta tion Civic Association. “College Station is our favorite community,” said Dr. George R. Woolfolk, head of the Prairie View delegation who are all members of the Kellogg Foundation for Com munity Leadership. “We always have plenty of response when we ask for volunteers to come here.” Dr. Woolfolk also said that Col lege Station was the first commun ity to invite the program. Most of the movements are started by the Foundation. “We should work together for the mutual good of the communi ty,” said Delaplane. “Right now, it looks like you are surpassing us. At our community meeting last month, we only had 36 persons.” Seventy-five persons attended last night’s meeting. Topics discussed by the discus sion leaders include “Community Recreation”, “Community Sanita tion”, Family Life Education”, and “Occupational Up Grading”. Next meeting of the Negro Chamber of Commerce will be May 8, according to Henry Wil liams, president. The Chamber was formed earlier this year, with Williams and Daniel Washington, I secretary. Weather Today FAIR Fair with a few clouds and little ' II change in temperature is fore-! | casted for College Station. Yes- j terday’S high was 75 degrees, low, | 51 degrees. Temperature at 10:30 this morning was 73 degrees. 6:30 A.M. Service Here Opens Program Former Texas A&M studends throughout the world will gather in small and large groups tomorrow for the traditional Aggie Muster. The parent Muster, on the A&M campus, will be held at 6:30 tomorrow morning on the lawn of the Memorial Student Center. First call will be at 5:30 a.m., fall out at 6:10 and the Muster at 6:30. There will be no formations for the Muster ceremony. Following the Muster, assembly will be sounded at 7:15 and breakfast will be served at 7:17. Earl Rudder, State Land Commissioner and class ’32, will be principal speaker for the occasion which honors he roes of the Battle of San Jacinto and pays homage to all A&M men who have passed on. “Roll Call for the absent” will be limited to students who have died since the last Mus ter. These are Jan Broder ick, James B. Koym, James Sar ran, Gene Kinard, Donald Schil ling, Norman Daigle and Richard Burlin. This issue of The Bat talion has been dedicated to those students and professors who have died during the present school year. Included on the program will be a speech given by W. L. Ballard, class ’22 and president of the As sociation of Former Students. Oth ers on the program include Her bert W. (Bud) Whitney, master of ceremonies; W. Paul Holladay, calling roll for the absent; Byron A. (Scotty) Parham, speaking in behalf of the student body; Larry Kennedy in behalf of the Corps of Cadets; John Jones, speaking in behalf of civilian students; Allen Greer, giving the Muster tradition; and David H. Morgan, who will in-V troduce Ballard. The Texas Aggie Band and Ross Volunteers will also appear on the program, along with the Singing Cadets, under the direction of Bill Turner. Rudder was appointed Texas Land Commissioner early in 1955. He is also chairman of the Veter an’s Land Board and was one of the heroes of the Normandy inva sion during World War II. He now commands the 90th Infantry Division of the Army Reserve, with the rank of Brigadier General. Mayor of Brady from 1946 to 1952, Rudder served about two years on the State Board of Pub lic Welfare. He also served as delegate to the 1948 and 1950 Dem ocratic conventions, and in 1952 and 1954, represented his distract on the Democratic State Executive Committee. After five years as teacher and football coach at Brady High School, Rudder became football coach at Tarleton. In 1941, he was called to active duty as a first lieutenant. His military decorations include the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart with cluster, the Fr ench Croix de Guerre and Legion de Honneur, and Bel- J. EARL RUDDER Speaker for Muster Singing Stars Appear Tonight At Center The Singing Stars of Texas State College for Women will present a concert of contem porary American music and folk songs at the Memorial Student Center tonight at 7:30. The 21-yoice singing group will open their concert with “This is My Country” by Jacobs, and continue with “Long Ago and Far Away”, Jerome Kerne; “With A Song in My Heart”, Richai’d Rodgers; “Night and Day”, Cole Porter; and “Somebody Loves Me” and “Swart- ne” by George Gershwin. Selections from Broadway musi cal hits also form part of their repertoire. They will sing “The Heather on the Hill”, “Come to Me Bend to Me”,. and “Almost Like Being in Love” from Briga- doon by Lemer and Lowe and “If I Loved You”, “June is Bustin’ Out All Over” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Folk song selections are “Red Rosy Bush,” “Poor Wayfaring Stranger” and “I Must and I Will Get Married.” Directed by TSCW professor John Murray Kendrick, the Sing- giums Order of Leopold. He is a steward in the Methodist church and is married. He and Mrs. Rudder have three daughters and two sons. The Muster Committee, with Gus Mijalis as chairman, felt that “A&M should hold the first MuS' ter in the state since it is parent i j n ^ g^ ars were organized 17 years school for Muster and the souice. j a jr 0 t 0 sing for service organiza- Other members of the Mustci j t j ons , m jiitary groups and hospit- Committee are Tommy Short, Bd 1 | a j s Swann, Jack Edwards, Richard Tachibana, Byron King and Brad Crockett. This is the first time the MuS' ter ceremony has been held at 6:30 in the morning. BULLETIN B. A. (Scotty) Parham, stu dent Senate president an nounced this morning that a drive has begun to raise mon ey to help Mr. and Mrs. Bill Huffhines, whose College View apartment was destroyed by fire last night. .Money from the Corps will be collected through unit commanders and the Corps chaplain. Parham urged all senators to help can vass the campus for contribu tions. John Jones, civilian ‘council president, is head of collections for the civilians. Parham asked that all civilian senators turn their money in to Jones. Council Filing Ends Tomorrow Tomorrow is deadline for stu- | dents interested in filing for the two positions open on the Memor ial Student Center Council. One position is from the class of ’57 and one will be chosen from the two classes of ’58 and ’59. To be eligible, candidates must have been at A&M more than four se mesters for the position from the class of ’57 and less than four se mesters for the remaining vacancy. All candidates must have a 1.0 grade point ratio. Students may file in the Direc torate Office. The election will be held Tuesday in the voting booth near the Post Office entrance of the MSC.