The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, August 30, 1956, Image 1

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Number 155: Volume 55 Price Five Cents Ihe Mattahon COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 80, 1956 THE CHAPEL—A&M’s new chapel, made possible by the Former Students Association nears the halfway mark in construction. Richard Vrooman of the Architecture depart ment designed the building. City Council Accepts Bids; Approves Hiway 6 Speed Zone ■Educator Cites Need For High School Scientists! DETROIT—The problem of sup plying’ the country with much needed scientific talent should be tackled at the junior and senior high school levels, a well-known educator and science editor said here Saturday. Addressing a group of educators and General Motors executives at the GM Summer Program for High School Science Teachers, Dr. Paul F. Brand we in sand difficult prob lems lie ahead for industry, gov ernment and education because modem technology demands more scientists and engineers. “It will be up to the schools and students of today to supply the scientific leadership of tomorrow,” he said. He added that the years ahead “are also years of challenge and Hiway Dept. Men In Short Course Four men from the Austin of fice of the Texas Highway Depart ment were at A&M recently at tending a three-day short course in charge of Jack K. Gilbert and H. G. Stallings of the Highway Research Center. The men, Willard H. Moore, C. W. Chaffin, Ted W. Becker and A. H. Pollard were given a famil iarization course in handling radio- graphic is tope cameras for testing the strength of welds on Texas bridges. Good Walker MURRAY, Sask. (AP) — Joe Richard, a Murray district farmer, walked 45 miles to Paducah in nine hours and 50 minutes. Offered $100 to repeat the performance, he walked it again in eight hours, 35 minutes. oppoi'tunity for our young people— our future scientists.” He spoke before 21 high school science and mathematics teachers from Michigan, Ohio and Indiana who have been employed on sum mer jobs in 13 GM divisions, giving them first-hand knowledge of in- Draft Re gistrar In Housing Office Miss Geraldine R. Pianta of Col lege Station has been appointed registrar for the Brazos-Grimes county draft board for students attending A&M College. Boys who reach the age of 18 can register by calling Miss Pianta in the Housing Office, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., and on Sat urday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12 noon. A local board is maintained for the two-county area because one board can take care of the work. The state dh’ector of Selective Ser vice says that “a board in each county in many areas would prove to be a waste of governmene money.” Col. Morris S. Schwartz, state director of the draft system, ex pressed public appreciation of the services of Miss Pianta. “People of A&M College should appreciate the services she renders to them,” Col. Schwartz said, “as she is doing this work without pay as a public service to her country.” All males are required to register under the draft on their 18th birth day or within five days thereafter. Maximum penalties that can be applied for failure to register are $10,000 fine, or five years in prison, or both. dustrial applications of science. They worked on jobs directly re lated to the subjects they teach—- mathematics, chemistry and phys ics. A professional educator with 20 years of science teaching experience with high school and university students, Dr. Brandwein explained that an important school and col lege responsibility is to discover more adequate means for identify ing and preparing young people with ability to meet the challenge. “If our schools embrace a uro gram of science instruction which is geared at the levels of intelli gence annd interest . . . for scien tific careers, those youngsters with potentiality will be stimulated to go into these fields,” Dr. Biand- wein declared. He said experience shows that gifted students, placed in a favor able environment, rapidly develop selw reliance, self direction annd maturity, and a pattern appears in their ways of approaching a prob lem. Dr. Brandwein said the success ful science teacher is neither authoritarian nor easy going. Aside from his superior training and wide interests, he very often must develop a fathei’-son relationship with his students. In addition to his duties as chair man of the science department of Forest Hills (N.Y.) High School, Dr. Brandwein also is on the staff of Columbia University’s Teachei’s College. His study, “The Gifted Student as a Future Scientist,” reports re sults of more than 20 years of teaching and research on problems of identifying, stimulating and pre paring gifted students for science careers. Civil Service Positions For Geophysicists The United States Civil Service Commission has an nounced an examination for Geophysicist ( Exploration ) for filling- positions in the Geological Survey, Department of the Interior, and various other agencies in Washington, D. C., and throughout the United States. Some positions may be filled in United States Territories and Possessions, and in foriegn countries. The en trance salaries range from $3,670 to $11,610 a yeai\ Appropriate education and ex perience are required. For positions paying $3,670 and $4,525, educa tion alone may be qualifying. No written test is required. Further information and applica tion forms may be obtained at many post offices throughout the country, or from the U. S. Civil Service Commission, Washington 25, D. C. Applications will be accepted by the Board of U. S. Civil Service Examiners, Geologi cal Survey, Department of the Interior, Washington 25, D. C., until further notice. LULL BEFORE THE STORM—The picture above shows a view of the empty Registrar’s office during the pre-enrollment lull. Mrs. Christine Echols, shown in the picture, works in the office. Dr. Adams Accepts Nevada Position Dr. J. E. Adams, dean of the School of Agriculture, has resigned to accept the post of director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Agricultural Extension Service, and dean of the Max C. Fleischmann College -of Agricul ture, at the University of Nevada He will take up his new duties about Sept. 15. “It is with deep regret, personal as well as professional, that I ac cept the resignation of Dean Ad ams,” Dr. David H. Morgan, presi dent of the college, said. “I feel his going is a loss to the State of Texas as well as to the college.” Dr. Adams was named dean April 25, 1955 to succeed Dean Charles N. Shepardson who resigned to accept appointment as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. A graduate of William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri, Dr. Ad ams received his M.S. degree from Purdue University and his Ph.D. degi-ee from Iowa State College. He has a varied background of ex perience in agricultural research, extension and teaching. March Of Dimes Gives Batt Plaque A Certificate of Appreciation was recently awarded to THE BATTALION for recognition of outstanding service to The March of Dimes. The certificate, signed by Basil O’Connor, president of the Nation al Foundation For Infantile Pa ralysis and M. Heritage, Jr. local chan-man, reads as follows: “This testimonial is awarded to THE BATTALION whose volun tary and wholehearted efforts have given impetus to an historic step toward the conquest of a vicious disease, signaling a new era of hope that our homes soon may be freed from the threat of epidemic, and inspiring a dedication to the ser vice of tens of thousands of polio’s victims, whose struggle to walk again continues uninterrupted in the shadow of victory.” Weather Today Forecast for College Station area is partly cloudy with fresh south erly winds. Yesterday’s high and low were 98 degrees and 79 de grees. Temperature at 11:30 this morning was 90 degrees. School Children To Have Guide Across Highway 6 Members of the College Station city council voted Mon day night to accept bids on a 2-ton truck and a :5 /j.-ton truck to be purchased by the city. The low bid of 33,524.87 for both trucks was submitted by Chevrolet. The bids were trade differences since the city will trade in a 1947 Chevro let and a 1949 Studebaker. Chevrolet stated delivery within 20 days. Council members also authorized city manager Ran Bos well to hire an electrician’s helper. Need for the extra elec trician was pointed out because of the growth of College Station and the increasing need for electrical work such as installing and replacing transformers. ♦ Councilmen pointed out that because of the load on the city Rupel. , Couch Selected To Predict Trends Dr. J. R. Couch, Poultry Husbandry Department and Dr. I. W. Rupel, head, De partment of Dairy Husbandry, have been selected to serve on the College Feed Survey Com mittee of the American Feed Man ufacturers Association. Dr. Couch will serve on the Poul try Committee, and Dr. Rupel on Dairy Committee. They are two of 24 outstanding college men care fully selected to represent geo graphically every major feeding section of the United States. The committee will meet in Chi cago, October 25-26, 1956, to fore cast production trends during the coming year for each type of live stock and poultry and the balance between feed use and supply. AF- MA has sponsored similar studies by Feed Survey Committees every year since 1942 and the remarkable accuracy of their reports have made them aluable to all seg ments of agriculture. When the group meets in Chica go, an area-by-area report of px-o- duction and feeding trends will be given by each membei-. USDA and other reports and fox-ecasts will be taken into considex-ation. The committee will be divided into smaller groups to develop individ ual studies of px-o^pects for dairy, poultry, swine, beef and sheep pro duction. After two days and one night of intensive study, all data will be in tegrated and the combined repox-t will be given to the nation’s press and radio. A more detailed edition will be published later. AFMA expects to disti-ibute neaidy 80,000 copies. Dollar A Year KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dr. A. F. Mahan, former pastor of Cen tral Baptist Chui’ch in suburban Fountain City, found out how it feels to be a dollar-a-year man. On his 82nd bii’thday, he received $82 from his foxiner congregation. electrical system, there often times was power failure on such items as air conditioners. In other action the council voted to accept the resignation of Dr. Melvin S. Brooks as chairman of the city Human Relations Com mittee. Dan Russell of the Rural Sociology department was appoint ed to fill the position. Other mem- bei's of the committee are Benny A. Zinn and L. D. Trevino. Utility Supply Co. submitted low bids of $1,763.60 for 4,000 feet of two inch galvanized steel pipe and $640 for 1,000 feet of two inch cast iron pipe which was accepted by the council. City manager Boswell said the- pipe will be used for water line extensions when and where it is needed. Highway 6 School Crossing After some discxxssion as the best method of getting school children safely across Highway 6 near the blinker light, the council voted to pay half the salaxy required to hire someone to act as a guide to help the children aci’oss the highway during the hours when the school ti’affic was heaviest which figured at about two hours and 15 minutes per day. Provisions in the agreement were that the city’s half of the salai'y was not to exceed $37.50 and they would make the man a deputy so as to give him authority for the job. They stated that his was not a job of directing traffic but rath er to guide the small children across the road. The school will pay the other half of the salai'y. As futux-e plans, council members agreed to look into the possibili ties of having an underpass for the childx’en at that point in the highway. Also, the council decided to es tablish a speed zone on Highway 6 beginning 1,000 yards south of the blinker light. At that point there will be a sign indicating speed reduction to 55 mph with graduated 5 mph reductions every 1,000 feet to the 40 mph limit which exists on into Bi’yan. Boswell said a speed check had been made at these points and the newly adopted speed zone genexally coiTesponded with the speeds of motorists at the present time. Rogers Named Head of Agron. Dept. John S. Rogei'S has been named to head the combined teaching, re search and extension activities in agi’onomy of the A&M System ef fective September 1. He succeeds J. B. Page who recently was made dean of the Graduate School of A&M and professor of soil physics in the Depaxtment of Agronomy. Dr. Rogers has been the leader for several yeaxs in x’esearch on hy brid seed corn pi’oduction for the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, and an employee of the A&M System since September 1938. Sevexal corn hybxids were devel oped under his supervision which ai’e 20 to 30 per cent more px*oduc- tive, under Texas’ growing condi tions, than the better open-pollina ted varieties formerly grown. Less than 1 per cent of the Tex as coi’n acreage was planted to hy bxids 15 years ago. Now about 75 per cent of such aci’eage is planted to Texas Station hybxnds. One of the most important ad vances in i-ecent years is Dr. Rog ers’ development of male-sterile irbreds. This method, which is now widely used in the corn-pi’o- ducing states, eliminates the labor ■xnd cost of detasseling. Dr. Rogers was born at Monti- cello, Axkansas. He obtained a bachelor degree in agronoxny in 1948 and a master degree in gen etics in 1940 from the A&M Col lege of Texas. A doctorate in bi ology was conferred upon him in 1949 by Harvard Univex’sity. Boswell To Attend Canadian Meeting Ran Boswell, College Station City Manager, was given permis sion Monday night by council members to atend the Intexnation- al City Manager’s Association’s meeting in Baxxff, Canada, Sept. 16-20. He will travel by plane. Attended by city managers from all coiners of the world, the four day meeting will be spent mainly in discussing - problems com mon to city managers. Also to play a big - part at the meeting will be discussions on fi nance, planning and the newest trends and developments related to city governmental problems. The last three meetings -Boswell has attended have been in Califox - - nia, Florida and New Hampshire. The 1957 meeting will be held in Washington, D.C., with the 1958 meeting coming to Dallas, Texas. In Owl City *‘Hooters ” LikePogo’s Policy By WALT KELLY Special to The Battalion OWL CITY, NEW BRASKA, July 59—(Special)—The Cxy of “Hoot Mon!” x - ang across this pi'aii’ie town today as a convention of Owls, many with decided ti’aces of Scotch in their bx - ogans, endors ed the Okefenokee Possum, Pogo, for Superintendent of Garbage iix Beanfxy, North Kadota. A brooding group of Liberals, Owls who re fused to give a hoot, lodged a strong protest movement on the gi - ounds that the job had originally been offei’ed to a pig. “You do not have to be a pig to be a pig!” point ed out Ahem Koffigan, prominent gai'bage lobbyist. “We offei - ed this job to the best man available. We believe that so far as general “pig” ability is concexned, Pogo is about as piggy as they come.” What effect this new demand on the popular Possum’s time will have is at this point somewhat debatable. It was rumored that Pogo, if elect ed Pi - esident of the U. S., would appoint a Fedei'al Gaxbage Counter as one means of x - etaining his con stituency in Owl City and Beanfiy. “We are pi'oud of the activity <?WL5 CONVENE shown in Owl City and in Beanfry,” declared Pogo in an off-the cuff addx-ess before gaxbage woxkers. “We have seen other places wrestle with the evex - -present pi'o- blem of garbage and we have seen a gi'eat many vast communities come a cx - opper on the issue. But when we look at Owl City, we see a REAL dump. Owl City can be pxoud. And Beanfx-y has a col lection second to none. Each city has an atomosphere of its own.” Authoxities and othexs familiar with paxliamentary law are both plussed and non-plussed on the subject. Some have pointed out that if Pogo were elected President thei - e would be nothing to prevent him fx - om resigning his duties as Chief of State to take over the job in Beanfry. Gaxbage Producers thxoughout the wox - ld have their noses to the wind, savoxing the political bx-eezes. As one, who would not give his name, i - emarked: “It’s Chicago all over again!”