The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 26, 1956, Image 1

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r JT' T J Ifll -JLJL H 6 1 he Mattalian Number 123: Volume 55 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 1956 Price Five Cents MEAT CUTTERS—Ken Killion, president of the Saddle and Sirloin Club; Stanley Keese and Melvin Lebo (left to right) are shown getting their hams into shape for the annual Little Southwestern Livestock Show and Ham Show and Sale. The hams will be shown in competition on the morning of May 12. Al so Banquet, Monday Tau Beta Pi Initiation Set Recently elected alumni and un dergraduate initiates of the Texas Delta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi will DAVID McREY'NOLDS New Managing Editor be honored at initiation Monday at 4:30 p.m. in the chemistry lecture room. A banquet in honor of the new members will be held at 7:30 that night in the Memorial Student Cen ter ballroom. Principal speaker for the banquet will be Howard Tel- lepsen, president of the Tellepsen Construction Co., Houston. Tau Beta Pi, national engineer ing - honor society, admits persons who have had distinguished schol arship, leadership and exemplary character as undergraduates in en gineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engi neering. Alumni who have been invited to become members are Hugo W. H. Zapp, ’12; Bonner H. Barnes, ’21; William E. Simmons, ’22; Oscar T. Hotchkiss Jr., ’24; Junius F. cs- till Jr., ’25; C. E. Buck, ’28; Robert M. Dixon, ’28; Clay McFarland, ’28; James W. Aston, ’33; John C. Bibbs, ’40; and E. E. Monteith, ’43: McReynolds Chosen Batt Managing Editor Senior undergraduate members, who must stand academically in the top fifth of their class, who have been* invited to join are Ed ward J. Bunn, Jose R. Castillo, Jimmie L. Cavitt, Cecil V. Chap man, Alfred O. Hilgers, Sherman A. Maley and Albert B. Robertson. A junior, to be eligible for elec tion, must stand academically in the top eight of his class. Juniors who received invitations are Geo. E. Bahlmann, Jerry Mac Betsell, Tom W. Brumfield Jr., Marvin J. Chlapek, Douglas R. DeCluitt, Jack M. Dreyfus, Paul M. Duke, Charles L. Edwards, Ivo M. Ferreira, Rob ert L. Glazener, Eddie V. Gray, Charles R. Haines, Billy J. Harris, Cyrus H. Holley, Martin G. Hop kins, Merion L. Johnson, John M. Kelley, Randolph S. King, Ronald S. McCarter, Joe A. Marek, Kirby T. Meyer, Leonard D. Miller, John C. Montgomery, Joe K. Moore, Jon D. Neely, James M. Peacock, Larry D. Piper, Edwaid W. Reeder, Rob ert L. Ridings, Karl J. Springer, (See TAU BETA PI, Page 5) Dave McReynolds, junior agri cultural journalism major from Palestine, has been chosen man aging editor of. The Battalion for 1956-57. He begins his work Mon day, after one year of experience on the paper. Not new to A&M, McReynolds started his cai’eer as an Aggie in 1948. His brief stay here was in terrupted by a three year hitch in the United States Marine Corps. He entered as a private and was discharged as a sergeant, after serving in Europe and Korea. Married, and the father of one child, a boy, McReynolds is past president of the Journalism Club and is now president of Sigma Delta Chi, national journalistic fraternity, and advertising man ager of The Agriculturist. He was born in Waco but moved to Palestine at the age of five. He was graduated from Palestine High School in 1946, then attended Kil gore Junior College and Hender son County Junior College until entering A&M as a petroleum-geo logical engineering major. Journalistic experience includes one summer on the Conroe (Tex.) Courier and two field trips—one to Conroe last year and one to Nava- sota this year. He has also served as co-editor of The A&M Journ alist, publication of the Journalism Department. After serving his three years with the first and second marine divisions, McReynolds entered A&M again in the fall of 1954. He expects to graduate in June next year. Annual Colton Pageant, Ball To Be Held Tomorrow PSight School Study Group Urges Tax Increase (Editor’s note: This is the sec ond in a series of articles on the report of the College Station Education Commission’s School Study Group. The remainder of the report will be presented in the final article, to appear in to morrow’s Battalion.) “The members of this special study group believe that additional funds should be secured to meet at least part of the list of urgent needs (Ed. note: These were print ed in yesterday’s Battalion). We therefore recommend that the citi zens of the community urge the Board of Education of the A&M Consolidated Schools to increase the school tax rate of this district from $1.05 to at least $1.30 per $100 valuation. Additional reasons for favoring an increase in the tax rate are: “1. To avoid the necessity of floating another bond issue in the immediate future. “2. To make unnecessary so many special fund-raising pro grams, which often interfere with academic instruction, and put a drain on a few conscientious pa trons. “3. The tax increase would be nominal to most citizens compared to the necessity of giving the next generation a sound public school education. Taxes of $1.30 per $100 valuation would result in the fol lowing increases: Present Tax Increase New Tax $50 $11.90 $61.90 60 14.29 74.29 70 16.67 86.97 80 19.05 99.05 “These are small inci - eases com- pared with most families’ expendi tures for recreation and luxury items. Yet this rate of increase would produce an estimated $20,500 of additional revenue to improve the education of our children.” News of the World DALLAS — The Dallas Transit Co. ordered segregation ended on its 530 city buses yesterday and began’ removing the “white” and Ticket Deadline Tickets for the Phi Kappa Phi initiation go off sale to day at 5 p.m. The banquet is scheduled for next Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Stu dent Center ballroom. Dr. Clarence A. Ayres, professor of economics at the University of Texas, will speak for the occasion. Weather Today Warmer Partly cloudy and warmer is forecasted for this area. Yester day’s high and low were 79 and 64 degrees. Temperature at 10:30 this morning was 75 degrees. Vanity Fair Requirements Changed The requirements for Van ity Fair pictures have been changed to no longer include the standing pose, according to Kurt Nauek, Aggieland Edi tor. Nauck said the change was due to the fact that there were very few entries for Vanity F air. The only pictures now need ed for Vanity Fair competi tion are one 8 x 10 bust pose and another picture of a dif ferent pose. Only one of the pictures has to be 8 x 10. The HOWARD TELLEPSEN Tau Beta Pi Speaker TownHallStaff Awards Given Awards to members of the 1955-56 Town Hall Staff were made this week at the annual steak fry for the group, spon sored by the Student Activi ties Department. Les Richai’dson, this year’s stu dent entertainment manager, was presented a watch. Dean Robert B. Kamm, Student Personnel Serv ices, made the presentation. Richardson awarded to senior Town Hall members their choice of an album, “Songs of Texas A&M,” or George Session Perry’s book, “The Story of Texas A&M.” Sen ior members are Harold Sellers, Ken Burke, Don Driggs, Bobby Watkins, Bill Huskey, Walter Par sons, James Henderson, Val Can non, Ben Allen, John Brannen, Bob by Lee, Hughes McCrary, Dexter Lackland, Harry Scott, and Bob Bacher. Juniors were awarded Town Hall keys. These students are John Heard, Brad Crockett, Gilbert Steile, Bob Best, John Loggins, Bill Rasco, Charles Skillman, Doug De Cluitt, Bill Alsup, Lee Hilgartner, Warren Johns, Jerry Cash, Larry Lee and Jimmy Dillengei*. The fry was held at the home of C. G. (Spike) White, director of recreation and entertainment, Stu dent Activities Department. About 15 guests also attended the af fair. “colored” signs that afternoon. “There is no question that the U. S. Supreme Court’s decision ren ders invalid all local and state seg regation laws relating to city bus transportation,” Sam Burford, at torney for the transit firm, said in a statement. HOUSTON — A scholarship program at Rice Institute, the University of Texas, and Tex as A&M was announced yes terday by Mission Manufactur ing Co. No A&M recipient of an award has been announced. MONTGOMERY — Montgomery City Lines yesterday 'faced the threat of court action to revoke its franchise unless it backs away from its newly announced policy of racial integration. The City Commission declared the bus com pany will have to abide by city and state segregation laws if it con tinues to do business here. Mean while, there was still no report of race mixing on the buses despite the company’s integration order. MSC Council, Directorate Banquet Scheduled Tonight The sixth annual banquet for the Memorial Student Center Coun cil and Directorate will be held at 7 tonight amid the smoking haze of a 16-foot volcano in the MSC ballroom. About 95 persons are expected to attend the affair, which will have a Hawaiian theme this year. Those attending will hear ad dresses by the retiring president, Herbert W. Whitney, and by Rich ard M. Wall, president-elect for next year. Highlight of the program will be, besides the Hawaiian food and decorations, recognition of stu- other students, faculty members and former students will receive Appreciation Awards for service to the Center programs. Special guests to be at the ban quet include Dr. M. T. Harrington, chancellor of the A&M System; Dr. David H. Morgan, president of the college, Dr. J. P. Abbott, dean of the college; Dr. Robert M. Kamm, dean of Student Personnel Ser vices; members of the A&M Board of Directors, here for a board meeting tomorrow; and several other distinguished out-of-town guests. Besides the volcano and Ha- Senate To Meet The Student Senate will hold a special meeting tonight at 7:30 in the Senate Chamber of the MSC to discuss amendments to the constitution. All members are urged to be present. Holman Griffin Is King; Queen Will Be Selected Holman Griffin, senior agronomy major from Hillsboro, will be crowned King Cotton at the twenty-second annual Cotton Pageant and Ball in the Grove tomorrow night at 7 :30. Queen Cotton will be picked from among the 148 at tending duchesses, representing clubs, schools and organiza tions from the college and over the state. Following the crowning of King Griffin by Dr. J. E. Adams, dean of the School of Agriculture, the duchesses from the A&M Hometown, Campus and Wives Clubs will be presented to the King. After this presentation a Central American trio of Miguel Muyshondt and Alegario Baiselier will give a musical f number. The duchesses representing A&M Mother’s Clubs, A&M Exe’s, local women and local civic clubs and schools will then be presented, followed by the presentation of the Queen’s Court. The Queen and her Court will be selected from the duchesses by Pat Dunham, from Battelstein’s in Houston; Mrs. Jessie Southworth, Sanger Brothers of Dallas and Max, Photo-Associated of Dallas. Miss Chai-lene Seth of Texas State College for Women, the Ag gie Sw r eetheart, will present flow ers to the Queen and her Coui-t. Attendants for King Griffin’s Court will be Ronnie G. Bradley, Robert B. Metzer, R. J. Butschek, Alan Taylor, Fausto Yturria, Jr., Walter J. Beaty, Jules R. Viterbo, and Tommy C. Drapei\ Joe Woolket, head of the Mod ern Languages Department at A&M will sei - ve as master of cere monies during the presentations. After the presentation and crowning of the Queen and her Court the Grand March will open the Cotton Ball. Funds from the Pageant will be used to send junior and senior agronomy students on a tour of agriculture and related industides of Texas. Tickets are on sale at the Agt-on- omy Department and at the Of fice of Student Activities on the second floor of the YMCA. Price is $2 a couple for the Pageant and Ball and $1 for spectator tickets. Duchesses and the areas they will represent are as follows: COLLEGE STATION—Miss Bev erly Jean Nickle representing the William Scott Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revo lution; Mrs. Beverly Noack, repre senting the Architectural Wives Club; Mrs. Eunice Word represent ing the Eta Zeta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi; Mrs. June Walton representing the Aggie Wives Biddge Club; Mrs. Betty Ann Davis representing the Agi-onomy Wives Society; Mrs. Sandra Sue Crim representing the Mechanical Engineer’s Wives Club; Miss Claire Rogers representing the Daughters of the American Revolution, La Villita Chapter; Miss Margaret A. Anderson rep- i - esenting the College Station Kiwa- nis club; Miss Sallye Puddy repre senting the A&M Camera Club; Miss Janet Folweiler representing the Campus Study Club; Mrs. Nan cy Bowen representing the Petro leum Engineering Wives Club; Miss Kerstin Ekfelt, representing the American Society of Aeronau tical Engineers. Mrs. Vivian Sul livan representing the Senior Class of A&M Consolidated High School; Mrs. Georgia Johnson representing the Business Administration Wives Club; Miss Cathy Konecny repre senting the Newcomers Club; (See LIST, Page 4) Medical, Dental Outstanding Awards Made William D. Willis Jr., sen ior pre-medical major from Dallas, and Charles H. Moel ler, junior pre-dental major from Columbus, have been awarded medals as the outstand ing students in their respective ma jors. The awards, which were present ed by Dean Walter P. Delaplahe, were made at the banquet of the Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental Society. The affair, held at the American Legion Hall in Bryan, was attend ed by 151 persons, the largest number of persons ever to attend the society’s annual banquet. Representatives from every med ical and dental school in Texas were present. From Baylor Medi cal School was Dr. S. A. Wallace; University of Texas Medical School, Galveston, Dr. J. C. Fin- erty; UT Southwestern Branch, Dallas, Dr. R. L. Lackey and Dr. H. C. Tidwell; Texas Dental School ,Dr. J. B. Olson and Dr. J. C. Miller; Baylor Dental School, Dr. H. B. McCarty. Representatives from about a dozen medical fraternities also at tended the banquet. CS Dry Cleaners Help Fire Victims Members of the families living in Aparament house A-8 College View, which was damaged by fire last week have expressed their ap preciation to North Gate Cleaners. North Gate Cleaners picked-up, cleaned and delivered approximate ly $50-$60 worth of cleaning free of charge for those whose clothing was damaged by the water and fire. latter may be of any size, just I a en t s who have made outstanding waian food, the theme will be car- i .. . ^ I . . ... ».^ I ■ i _j k: „<■ so it is a different pose, ac- [ contributions this year to the MSC cording to Nauck. j program, based on “tenure of ser- Deadline for Vanity Fair j vice, devotion to duty, and capa- pictures and Senior Favorites i bility for personal growth and is Tuesday at 5 p.m. j leadership.” Six winners and six run- Distinguished Service Awards, . • .u ner-ups will be in the Vanity j the highest given by the MSC, will | Hawaii, is prepared ,n the Fair section of the Aggieland. I be given to several students, and [ MSC kitchen. ried out with decorations of coco nut fronds and a load of orchids flown here from the Hawaiian Is lands. The special £ood for the banquet, which has been described as “might well have come from COMMENTATIN’—Here is the man who will lead the Commentator staff next year. John Elvin Smith, sopho more business administration, major, who lives in College View, will be editor for the magazine of the School of Arts and Sciences. Spring Dairy Show To Be Saturday The Annual Spring Dairy Show will be held Saturday at the Dairy Center. Judging will start at 1 p.m. Members of the Kream and Kow Club have reported that the show w-ill be larger than last year. The club will sponsor a barbe cue after the show at the Dairy Center instead of Hensel Park as previously announced. Everyone is invited to attend the show and the barbecue, according to Walt»«r Miers, reporter.