The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 31, 1956, Image 1

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Number 142: Volume 55
Price Five Cents
Awards Given
For 1955-56
Awards in the Division of
irchitecture for 1955-56 went
fto the following - students:
Weldon Cecil Steward of
Pampa received the $200 J.
; ‘Itodney Tabor Scholarship.
Jack R. Yardley of Bryan re-
jHceived the $250 Tile Council of
H|America Competition award.
Carroll M. Sinclair of Jackson-
Iville and David B. Morris of Yoak-
im received the books of the Fac-
ilty Award.
Kirby M. Keahey of Bluff Dale
received the $150 Texas Concrete
Vlasonry Association Competition
Michael J. Pizzitola of Houston
|was named winner of the Milton R.
IfBpatterson $250 Scholarship.
Chris J. Carson of San Antonio
and ^William B. Croslin of Dallas
[received the option one and two
Davidson Fellowship of $250 each.
Charles C. Newton of Tyler re-
iceived the American Institute of
Architects School Medal and a
Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres.
Frand E. Whitson Jr. of Dallas
received a Mont-Saint-Michel and
’hai-tres award.
Paul A. Kennon of Shreveport,
|La., received the Alpha Rho Chi
fScholarship medal and the Ernest
Langford Books Award.
Erskine W. Riveire of Fort
Worth received the Houston Chap
ter of Associated General Contrac-
i tors Silver Medal.
Charles D. McMullen of Rice and
i Edward W. Wyatt of Houston re-
! ceivsd the $000 Mosher Scholar-
[ ships.
CLASS ’56 PRESENT TO THE PRESIDENT—Here Bill Swann, Allan Greer and Dr. Da
vid H. Morgan, president of the college, talk over the set of Wedgewood Plates presented
to Dr. Morgan by members of the Class of ’56.
Dr. Hubert Schmidt Retires
After 43 Years With System
Police Raid
Frosh’s Room,
Nab Six Keys
In a swift move early yes
terday afternoon, campus po
lice raided a freshman’s room
| in Hart Hall and confiscated
six keys, three of which have
■f already been identified as belong-
a ing to classroom buildings here.
Two members of the military
I science department accompanied
J the police in their raid.
Of the three keys identified, one
H belongs to the chefistry building
|[ and two belong to Francis Hall,
1 according to the campus security
|1 office.
Officers this morning were con-
'I fcinuing their investigation to learn
‘ which biuldings the other three
, * keys would open and to determine
1 why such an assembly of keys
; would be found in the student’s
’ room.
According to the police, the
, chemistry building key was found
4 in a desk drawer and the other
l five on a ring in the dresser.
Police also said the student in-
Jvolved told the investigating offi-
|] cers that the keys were not in his
jt room at noon yesterday and that
1 they must have been planted there.
It has been reported that other
keys have been taken from stu-
■ dents in the past several days. No
K disciplinary action has been an
il! nounced.
Weather Today
Widely scattered thundershowers
iare forecasted for College Station
this aftemoon. Yesterday’s high
[of 95 degrees dropped to 71 last
|night. Temperature at 10:30 this
I morning was 86 degrees.
Dr. Hubert A. Schmidt, recog
nized as one of Texas’ great men
of veterinary science will retire
from the A&M System staff, to
Dr. Schmidt has seiwed the Texas
Agricultural Experiment Station
and the A&M School of Veterinary
Medicine for 43 years.
A 1908 graduate of A&M, he re
ceived his D.V.M. degree from the
Royal Veterinary School of the
University of Berlin in 1912, and
was first employed by the Texas
Agricultural Experiment Station
as a research veterinarian on Jan
uary 5, 1913.
With the late Dr. Mark Francis,
who at that time was director of
the Station, Dr. Schmidt worked
on the problem of Texas tick fever,
and for 20 years was in chai-ge of
experiments in veterinary science.
The work of Dr. Francis and Dr.
Schmidt is credited with making
possible the modern-day Southwest
ern cattle industry through eradi
cation of the Texas tick fever that
wasted herds and prevented many
types of cattle from being raised
in the area during the early part of
the century.
Dr. Schmidt is an internationally
known authority on loin disease in
cattle, having discovered that the
disease originated from a toxin
found in bones eaten by cattle
with phosphbrous-deficient diets.
Particularly in the Gulf Coast area,
this disease cost ranchei’s hundreds
of thousands of dollars annually
until a few yeai-s ago.
Discovery of the toxin by Dr.
Schmidt resulted in the practice of
feeding sterilized bone meal to cat
tle, standard operation in today’s
Dr. Schmidt’s work in discover
ing the source of “X” disease, or
Safety Stickers
“Slow down and live” stick
ers were distributed by the
committee members of the
Campus Safety Council yes-
CHS Honor Students
Hyperkeratosis, and his evaluation
of the symptoms and diagnosis of
the disease are of extreme impor
tance to the cattle industry. . It
was found that the disease origi
nated with a highly toxic substance
found in gear lubricants for ma
chinery used in cottonseed meal
processing and on farm imple-
Ad Returns
To Owner
Lari Wester, senior in White
Band made a 48 cent invest
ment that brought returns val
ued approximately at $30.
Over a week ago, Wester
lost his glasses while practic
ing for intramural track in
Kyle Field. Not knowing who
might have found the spec
tacles, Wester felt there was
no hope.
However, trying a last fling
before buying new glasses.
Wester placed a classified ad
in The Battalion which read:
“Lost — brown rimmed
glasses in Kyle Field. Contact
Lari Wester, 11-209, Box
Beginning on Wednesday,
the ad ran each day through
Friday. Friday, the glasses
were returned to him in his
“The ad worked,’’ he said.
Primai-ily as a result of his
studies over a number of years on
soremouth in sheep and goats, his
co-workers Dr. I. B. Boughton and
Dr. W. T. Hardy developed a suc
cessful vaccine against thi£ disease.
A pioneer in study of pathologi
cal conditions and related vitamin
deficiencies, Dr. Schmidt’s find
ings have influenced present feed
ing formtalas for livestock.
He is also an authority on ana-
plasmosis, the disease commonly
known as “cattle malaria’’ and si
milar to the old Texas tick fever.
College Station Council
Votes To Annex Land
Publications /«*>//«n<W Acres Added
Board Changes
Salesmen Pay
The Student Publications
Board changed the method of
determining payment for Bat
talion advertising salesmen in
a meeting earlier this week,
according to Ross Strader, direc
tor of Student Publications and
secretary of the board.
Under the new set-up the ad
salesmen will receive a 15 per cent
commission on each sale they make.
Salesmen formerly received a 10
per cent commission and a share of
the “walk in” advertising under the
old plan.
The reason for the change was
to equalize the rates for Battalion
salesmen with the payments re
ceived by salesmen for the other
student publications.
Action starting the terms of the
student members of the boai-d was
taken at the meeting. Student
members are cadet L. E. Shepperd
Jr. and his alternates J. R. Clegg
Jr. and William R. Setzler, who
will serve dui-ing the first and sec
ond terms of the summer session
respectively and Murray Milner
and his summer alternate Joseph
King. The graduate member of
the board is John W. Gossett.
Changes in two by-laws were
recommended by the board. The
recommended changes would re
word the “members of the board
are appointed by the president” to
“faculty members of the board are
appointed by the president”. The
other is an addition which states
“faculty members of the board will
normally be appointed Horn the
Departments of Business Adminis
tration, English, Journalism and
Student Personnel Services.
Misses Smith, Berry
CHS Honor Seniors;
Miss Marcia Jane Smith was an
nounced valedictorian of the 1956
A&M Consolidated Senior High
School senior class at graduation
exercises held last night in the
high school auditorium. Miss Mar
garet Elaine Berry. is the class
Miss Smith, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Ellis H. Smith, maintained a
grade average of 93.05 throughout
her four years of high school. She
received a tuition scholai*ship of
four years to the state school of
her choice, awarded to highest hon
or graduates of accredited high
schools by the State Legislature.
The Texas Council of Church Re
lated Colleges awards scholarships
for church-supported schools of
$100 to $800, depending on the
school, to the valedictorian and sa
lutatorian. In case both are girls
or both boys, the Council awards
another scholarship to the highest
boy (or girl).
Miss Smith and Miss Berry,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. O.
Berry, received these scholarships,
and Michael Linden McGuire, son
of Mi’, and Mrs. J. G. McGuire,
received the scholarship awarded to
the highest male . graduate. Mc
Guire’s average was 88.29.
A&M Consolidated school super
intendent, Dr. L. S. Richardson,
presented the graduates to school
board president J. S. Rogei*s, who
awarded the diplomas.
(See GRADUATION, Page 2)
City Water Tax May Rise;
CS Council Passes Budget
City tax rates remained the
same, but a possible raise in water
rates appeared at the monthly
meeting of the College Station City
Council in the city hall last Mon
The 1956-57 city budget for the
City of College Station was passed
unanimously. Expected revenue
from the budget is $311,402.60 and
expected expenditure will be $294,-
033.00, with a reserve of $17,369.60.
Tax rates will be the same as
they have been in the past. A tax
of $i for each $100 worth of prop
erty in the city will be levied. Of
this, 80 cents will be for the city
government and 20 cents for in
terest ancl the sinking fund.
Mayor Ernest Langford read a
letter which he had received from
Mayor H. C. Dishman of Bryan,
calling the council’s atiention to the
fact that, under the terms of the
water contract with Bryan, a com
mittee made up of representatives
from both city governments should
meet periodically to study uniform
water rates in the two towns.
Mayor Dishman’s letter said that
Bryan Councilman B. F. Vance had
pointed out the clause in the con
tract, which has recently been re
newed. The letter said that omis
sion of the committee was due to
oversight of the Bryan City Man
ager and/or the Bryan City Sec-
retary. At present, water rates
for College Station residents are
lower than those of Bryan.
Mayor Langford appointed Coun-
cilmen J. A. Orr and Marion Pugh
to the proposed committee.
City Annexation Ordinances 225
and 226 had final action taken on
them. Ordinance 225 includes land
near Lincoln School in the south
part of the city, and 226 covei's
property belonging to Edward L.
Putz in north College Station.
Farm Road 2154, Old Highway 6,
! running by West Gate will be paved
and cux-bed, according to State
; Highway Department Minute 40153.
College Station has agreed to pay
for cui'bing on one side fi-om Jersey
Street southeast to the city limits.
The Council asked Mayor Lang-
foi’d to discuss with David Moi'gan,
px-esident of the college, a plan for
accommodating student automobiles
which have been banned fi-om the
campus. At px*esent the students
leave the cars along Sulphur
Spi’ings Road and Jersey Street,
creating a hazard, the Council
City Manager Ran Boswell was
given permission to attend the an
nual meeting of the Municipal Fi
nance Officers Association on June
3-7 in Washington, D.C. Council
man Joe Sorrels will accompany
Mayor Langfox-d adjourned the
meeting, subject to his call, in or
der that the Council could meet
again yesterday afternoon to dis
cuss “an oixiinance incorpox-ating
certain areas within the city
To (College Station Limits
Approximately 500 acres was voted to be annexed by the
City of College Station at the continuation of the City Coun
cil’s monthly meeting yesterday afternoon in the City Hall.
This move, which will become official in 30 days will
bring into the city limits of College Station about a third of
a square mile of land east of Highway 6 and a little more than
half a square mile on the western side of the highway.
The motion, brought before the Council by Mayor pro
tern J. A. Orr, was explained, and after a short discussion as
to the location of the land being annexed, carried by unani
mous vote.
Explaining why the annexation included a part of both
^sides of right-of-way south
ward down Highway 6, Orr
said this was because, the city
otherwise would not have the
right to place speed signs on
both sides of the highway. This
would also constitute a traffic'haz
ard, Oil" fuxther explained the
signs would be at the top of a hill
now instead of at the bottom.'
To avoid possibility of any com
plaints on the paxt of persons own
ing property involved in the move
Mayor Finest Langford ordered
that each person involved would
receive a copy of the Ordnance
Number 231, the official name of
the annexation motion.
The Ordnance, as it reads in full
is as follows:
Lincoln High
Senior Class
The* 18 member senior class
of Lincoln High School re
ceived their diplomas last
night at graduation ceremo
nies held in the Lincoln gym
Esther Ray Steen was named
valedictorian of the class. Miss
Steen maintained an “A” average
for all four years of high school.
Salutatorian was Lorenzo Wilborn.
Dr. W. L. Cash, of the Prairie
View A&M department of council-
ing and guidance, spoke to the
Miss Steen will attend Prairie
View this fall on a scholarship and
will study home economics. Wil
born also plans to attend Prairie
Also graduating last night were
Beathea Lee Washington, Onie Mae
Heai’d, Bobbie Nell Smith, Mary
Francis Moss, Coxa Lee McGi’udei’,
Mamie Lee Brown, James Daniel
Robinson, Foress Johnson and Ruth
Pearl McGill.
Othex*s include Jeremiah Waldon,
James Curtis Thompson, Minnie
Ruth Calhoun, Ella Mae Lott,
James Roosevelt Watson and Mor
ris Ray Caldwell.
Kiwanis Starting
Plea For Old Toys
The College Station Kiwanis
Club is stalling its plea for used
toys and repairable playthings, ac-
coxding to Dr. John Speiry, chaix--
man of the Kiwanis Undei’pi’ivileg-
ed Childi’en’s Committee.
“We would like all persons hav
ing old toys ax-ound the house to
call us rather than throw them
away,” Dr. Sperry said. “If we can
get a large enough number this
early in the yeax - , we will be able
to expand our annual Christmas
gift pxogx-am for the underpx-ivi-
leged childi’en of the area.”
Sperry asks pex-sons wishing to
contribute toys or volunteer their
sex-vices for the work sessions next
December to call either VI 6-4144
or VI 6-7334.
Each year the club collects th6se
toys and lepaii’s them in work ses
sions held at the Consolidated
Schools. In past yeax*s more than
20 families have benefitted each
Upon compliance with Ai’ticle II,
Section 7, of the City Chaitex-, the
following territory shall be incor-
porated within the city limits:
Beginning at the east coiner of
Lot 16, Woodland Estates Addi
tion to the City of College Station,
Texas. f
Thence S 45° E a distance of
1,826 feet to the line between the
Richard Carter and Morgan Rec
tor Surveys.
Thence S 45° W along the line
between the Richard Carter and
Morgan Rector Surveys a distance
of approximately 5,280 feet to the
northeast line of State Highway
No. 6.
Thence in a southeasterly direc
tion along the northeast line of
State Highway No. 6 a distance of
1,124 feet.
Thence S 45° W a distance of
100 feet to a fence corner in the
southwest line of State Higlnvay
6. This fence coiner also being a
common corner to the F. Dobx-ovol-
ny land and the F. S. Kapchinskie
Thence approximately S 78° W
along a fence line between the F.
Dobrovolny and F. S. Kapchinskie
land a distance of 1,928 feet to a
fence corner.
Thence S 45° E along a fence
line a distance of 994 feet to a tel-
(See CITY, Page 2)
Dorms To Close
Saturday, 6 p.m.
All dormitories except those
used for summer school will be
closed and locked at 6 p.m. Sat
urday, according to Harry Boyer,
chief of housing.
Students who wish to turn in
their room key may do so by
presenting their key and the yel
low receipt showing their room
deposit at the housing office on
the ground floor of the YMCA.
THS Honor Students