The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 18, 1956, Image 1

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    iiie Battalion
Number 158: Volume 55
Price Five Cents
MS Staff Gets
8 New Officers
And Non-Coms
Col. Delmer P. Anderson,
Professor of Military Science
and Tactics has announced the
assigning- of eight new officers
and non-coms to the Military
Science Department beginning- with
the fall term. He also announced
that 13 men had completed their
assignments here and had transfer
red to other parts of the woi-ld.
The newly assigned officers in-
rude Lt. Col. Worthy M. Cunning
ham, senior instructor of the basic
section; Maj. Ruel P. Scoggins,
senior armor instructor; Maj. Gil
bert F. Moore, senior engineer in
structor; Capt. Mebane G. Stafford,
basic section; Lt. Donald H. Smith,
Jr., anti-aircraft section; M/Sgt.
Charles A. Pantalion, quarter
master section; M/Sgt. Louis L.
Adam, and Egt. Clarence E. Kim-
mel, motor pool.
The following reassignments
wei-e announced by Anderson; Lt.
Col. Dale F. McGee to Europe;
Maj. Charles H. Brown to Com
mand and General Staff College at
Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas; Maj.
Henry S. Thigpen, graduate stu
dent at A&M; Maj. William J.
Winder to Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
Captain Francis J. Bloom and Capt.
William R. McNeil to Korea;
M/Sgt. Tilman I. Hensley and Sfc
Eddie L. O’Neal to Ft. Hood, Tex.;
Sfc Francis R. Olson to Ft. Chaf
fee, Ark.; Sfc Maurice E., Bradley
and Sfc John W. W. Bryant to Ft.
Bliss, Tex.; Sgt. Sanford E. Grest
to Arlington, Va. and Sfc Floyd R.
Adams unassigned.
Fred Waring Show
Is Town Hall’s 1st
The new Fred Waring Show
Dctober 29 will kick off the 1956
/own Hall programs, says W. L.
Penberthy head of Student Activi
ties Department.
Other Town Hall attractions
booked include “The Mikado”, pre
sented by the Fujiwara Opera
Company November 6.
Eydie Gorme and Buddy Morrow
and his orchestra will be presented
November 13. The Boston Pops
Orchestra will appear February 6;
The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo,
February 27; and the Four Fresh
men at a date to be anounced later
fill this year’s scheduled programs.
Reserved and general admission
tickets will go on sale at 8 a. m.
September 26 in the Student
Activities office in the YMCA
THIS IS A YELL PRACTICE?—Head Yell Leader Bill Dorsey is doing his best but the
troops in this picture seem interested in other things right at the moment. One lad in
the center of the picture seems to be trying to rest while others wave at the photograph
er. In the foreground a local bull-session is underway. Where did all that space in front
come from ? Old Army was never like this!
For 1957 Conference
SCONA Raises $16,000
1,479 in Schools
At College Station
Enrollment in College Station
schools reached 1,479 pupils yes
terday with the registration of 11
new students at Lincoln School, ac
cording to superintendent Les Rich
At the A&M Consolidated
schools, 116 students registered in
the first grade; 130 in the second;
third, 124; fourth, 119; fifth, 121;
sixth, 98; seventh, 102; eight, 89;
ninth, 77; tenth, 62; eleventh, 46;
and twelfth, 55.
At Lincoln School, in addition to
the 11 children who registered yes
terday, thez - e were 43 pupils in the
fix-st grade; 48 in the second; third,
27; fourth, 28; fifth, 30; sixth, 31;
seventh, 23; eighth, 24; ninth, 23;
tenth, 23; eleventh, 16; and twelth,
Dial to Speak
To A&M Club
Pat Dial, business manager of
the A&M Athletic Department,
will be the main speaker at the
Brazos County A&M Club’s reg
ular monthly meeting tomorrow
at 7 p.m. in the club house on Ehl-
inger Drive, according to K. A.
Manning, president.
A film, “Southwest Conference
Football Highlights of 1956” will
also be shown at the meeting to be
held on the recently completed 40
by 40 foot recreation slab at the
The meetings is the annual
“Three-B” meeting, and all former
students of A&M are invited.
Move than $16,000 has been rais
ed for the Second Student Confer
ence on National Affairs by the
1957 SCONA committee, accord
ing- to L. E. Sheppard, program
Budget for the 1957 conference
was previously set at $13,000. At
present, 25 sponsors have donated
to SCONA as compared to the 17
last year. Most of the companies
and corporations that donated to
the 1956 convention have also con
tributed to this year’s convention.
Purposes for the 1957 confer
ence are the same as those set by
the 1956 SCONA committee. They
are to “conduct a series of infor
mative and stimulative discussions
on ‘The Role of the United States
in World Affairs’; to provide an
appreciation of the complexities of
the foreign policy of the United
States to an increasingly large
representation of college students
of the South and Southwest; and
by a serious exchange of ideas be
tween students over a period of
years, to help promote a genera
tion of responsible leaders in in
ternational affairs.”
The conference is scheduled for
Dec. 12-15. Invitations are ex
pected to be sent next week to
various colleges and universities
in the South and Southwest. Stu
dent representatives from 48
schools participated in the 1956
The conference is again being
sponsored by Texas industries, bus
inesses, foundations and individu-
Meeting Rooms
In MSC Available
Student clubs and organizations
may apply for meeting room reser
vations in the Memorial Student
Center Thursday from 8 a. m. to
noon and 1 p. *i. to 5 p. m., said
Mrs. Ann Keel, Social Director.
Place to apply is the Social and
Educational office.
Mrs. Keel says forms for apply
ing are to be filled out with the
name and official of the organi
zation, date and time of meeting
and expected attendance.
Since the MSC has only nine
rooms available for club meetings,
Mrs. Keel urges clubs to file their
application promptly.
Otherwise, a club may not secure
a meeting room, she says.
Lewis in Venezuela
Dr. R. D. Lewis director of
the Agricultural Expei-iment Sta
tion at A&M, is in Caracas, Vene
zuela, aiding that country to set up
a sound research program.
Weather Today
Forecast for today is clear and
partly cloudy. High yesterday was
97 degrees and low this morning
was 69 degrees.
als interested in SCONA. The
SCONA aommittee is a part of
the Forum Group of the Memox-ial
Student Center.
Executive advisor for the con
vention is Walter H. Delaplane,
dean of the School of Arts and
L V. Patterson
Joins IE Staff
LeVerne V. Patterson is a new
Industrial Education Department
staff member, Chris H. Groneman,
head of the department has an
Pattei-son is to teach industrial
safety courses and supervise in
dustrial technology students, Dr.
Groneman said.
Patterson has a B.S. degree from
the University of Illinois and a
M.S. degree from Bradley Univer
sity in Peoria, Ill. He has com
pleted woi-k leading to a doctorate
degree at Bradley.
He has several years teaching
experience in Illinois and West
Virginia high schools. He was
part-time Bradley University staff
member while doing doctorate
study. He also worked with the
Waco Aircraft Company in the
safety and supervision field.
Sciences. Robert B. Kamm,
dean of the Basic Division and Stu
dent Personnel Services, is assist
ing Delaplane. Ralph W. Steen,
head of the History Department, is
advisor for the program commit
A definite ng-enda has not been
completed, but will be within a
week. The only major difference
from last year’s convention will be
the limiting of invitations to the
schooLs of the South and South
Kiwanians View
Football Film
College Station Lions Club saw
a film entitled “Southwest Confer
ence Football Highlights of 1956”
at their weekly luncheon, in the
Memorial Student Center yester
day. The film is produced by the
Humble Oil and Refining Co.
President L. C. Grumbles intro
duced the guests who were Omar
Smith and Faulk Landrum of Bry
an; Maj. Ruel P. Scroggins; the
Rev. E. Svendsen; Maj. H. S. Thig
pen and M. L. (Red) Cushion, Col
lege Station; and the Rev. Bill
Jones of Dallas.
Kyle Field Seating
Solution Discussed
Five Dinners
By Faculty Club
Five dinners are being’ plan
ned for the 1956-57 school
year by the Faculty Dinner
Club of A&M. The dinners
will be held in the MSC on
Sept. 27, Oct. 18 and Nov. 15 this
fall and Feb. 28 and March 21 in
the spring.
All members of the faculty and
staff of the college, and graduate
students are eligible to attend
functions sponsored by the club.
As has been the custom in the
past, new employees are being in
vited to attend the first dinner
as guests of President David H.
Committee members named by
the president to plan the club ac
tivities are Dr. Dale F. Leipper,
chairman; Dr. Richard Baldauf,
Mrs. Palmer Barker, Mrs. Spencer
Buchanan, Maivin Butler, Mrs.
Robert Darrow, Mrs. Peter Dehl-
inger, Maj. Kenneth Edwards, Da
vid Fitch, Mrs. George G. Gibson,
William S. Guthrie, Mrs. William
D. Harris, Dr. John Q. Hays, Rich-
aid Hickerson, Capt. Qharles W.
Jeffries, Mrs. Carl Landiss, Dr.
Walter Matzen, Prof. Joseph S.
Mogford, Dr. Milton J. Nance, Mrs.
Edward D. Parnell, Dr. Henry
Rakoff, Mi - s. Raymond Reiser and
Mrs. Ann Keel.
Tickets are $1.50 per person and
may be obtained at the main desk
of the MSC until noon of the Wed
nesday preceding the dinner.
1,791 Fish Choose
To Live In Corps
Of approximately 2,060 new stu
dents enrolled this fall, 1,791 chose
to live in the Corps of Cadets. Of
this total, 800 enrolled in Army
ROTC and 991 in Air Force.
Total enrollment figures have yet
to be completed, but early figures
from the Military Science Depart
ment show that some 1,791 new
students enrolled in military
“This makes the number of stu
dents choosing military science
pretty close to the total number of
new students eligible to participate
in the ROTC program, “said Lt.
Col. Taylor Wilkins, assistant com
How To Solve Water Ills
In Texas Gets Close Study
Battalion News Editor
The Texas water problem gets
an airing today and Wednesday as
125 industrial and agricultural ex
perts tura out for the second an
nual Water For Texas conference
in the Memorial Student Center.
The conference is running on
these lines:
“Enough water for all our needs,
present and future, falls on Texas
or is brought into the state by sur
face and underground streams.
“Our basic water problem is one
of management—to make available
and use effectively the water pro
vided for us by nature.”
This is what Head of the Water
Research and Information Center
at A&M, Gibb Gilchrist, told dele
gates this morning in his observa
tions on the water problems.
Gilchrist pointed out three pro
blems that must be solved if Texas
is to have a workable water pro
1. “The legislature should form
a single body with adequate
authority to handle the problems,”
he says.
2. “Strong central control is need
ed to manage water resources
adequately and insure fair supplies
for agricultural, industrial and
municipal uses.
3. “Formation of a three member
appointive board to handle water
problems for the state.”
He advocates a constitutional
amendment be submitted to voters
to authorize a property tax up to
five cents on $100 valuation for
use in water resource development.
He suggests formation of the
board to replace the present board
of Water Engineers.
Under the three member board a
State Water Engineer would carry
out the decisions of the board, he
Sept. 29 Deadline
For Dropping M.S.
Saturday, Sept. 29, last day for
dropping classes, is the deadline
for dropping Military Science, ac
cording to Lt. Col. Taylor Wilkins,
assistant commandant.
Students have until that day to
drop any course without a grade.
After that time, they have to take
an “F” in the course except for
Military Science.
“In Military science, students
cannot drop after the 12 class day
(Sept. 29),” said Col. Wilkins.
“Technically speaking, the only
way students can drop military
science after Sept. 29 is to drop
out of school.”
The water board would coordi
nate its work with advice from
other agencies such as the Soil
Conservation Service, Health De
partment and Railroad Commission
in setting up policies.
In addition his plan calls for 25
watershed divisions in Texas. An
engineer would be in charge of
each watershed and have authority
to enforce water laws.
Following Gilchrist’s speech, Dr.
James E. McDonald of the Uni
versity of Arizona’s Institute of At
mospheric Physics discussed “In
creasing Rain Artificially.”
The afternoon sessions includes
panel discussions of how to set up
the watersheds, how to finance the
water management program, and
better use and quality of water
in engineering works.
John W. Simmons of Orange,
with the Sabine River Authority,
is moderator for the first panel
and J. E. McDonald, Consulting
Engineer of Houston, is moderator
of the second panel.
A banquet will be at 7 p. m. with
Dr. M. T. Harrington, chancellor,
as' toastmaster.
Texas Railroad Commissioner
Gen. Ernest O. Thompson will be
the banquet speaker.
Civilians Issued Cards;
Colors Designate Sections
Battalion News Editor
Apparently the long-fougtit problem of Corps-Civilian
seating- in Kyle Field is approaching- the solution stage as
top Corps-Civilian leaders last night brought several propos
als to focus.
The seating committee of the 1956 Student Senate has
devised a plan to seat civilian students by their academic
classification. To simplify the plan, seating cards have been
issued to all civilian students who have bought student activ-
'ty cards.
Orange seating tickets have been handed out to seniors,
blue cards to juniors, gray cards to sophomores and white
cards to freshmen. As the seating plan now stands, civilian
students occupy the top ten^^L —
rows of the student sections, j Wj-- r I I^ 1 ■ >1
The revised plan would have j X CoL ft 111 11
the Civilians sitting in the!.— ■_
same general sections with the
Since the Corps is divided in
Kyle Field by class, the civilians
sitting at the top of each of the
class sections.
Possibly the initiative to put this
plan into effect comes from the
poll that was taken last spring
by the Civilian Student Council.
The question asked was whether
the civilian students preferred
seating on a first come first served
basis or on a segregated by class
basis. Of the 1,162 civilians asked,
624 were for the segregated seat
The seating cards will enable the
ushers in Kyle Field to determine
what section a civilian student is
entitled to occupy. Another plan
discussed was to put all students
together, both Corps and civilians,
in sections according to class.
Senate Meets Tonight
A special meeting of the 1956
Student Senate has been called for
tonight to take action of the pro
posals of the seating committee.
The Senate'will meet at 7:30 p.m.
in the Senate Chambers of the
Memorial Student Center.
At the meeting last night, W. L.
Penberthy, head of the Department
(See KYLE FIELD, Page 6)
By Big Three
ern Big Three last night were
reported ready to propose to
the Suez users’ conference
here the sending of a “guinea
pig” convoy to the canal, to see if
Egyptian President Nasser will al
low its passage.
In the background, if he refused,
would be a threat of a boycott of
the canal by the world’s principal
maritime nations, coupled with a
widened and tightened economic
squeeze on Egypt.
Diplomatic informants said this
line of strategy would be laid be
fore the Suez users’ conference
summoned to meet here Wednes
Acceptances were on hand from
17 of the 18 nations invited. Ethi
opia alone had not been heard from,
but was expected to attend. Spain
accepted today.
The 18 nations are the ones which
backed the plan at a mid-August
conference of 22 countries for in
ternational operation of the canal,
(See BIG THREE, Page 4)
Speakers Highlight
Leader’s Conference
Outstanding speakers and valu
able leadership training highlighted
the. 4 th Annual A&M Student
Leadership Conference held Sept.
10, 11, 12 at Lakeview Methodist
Assembly in Palestine, according
to Bob Stansbeny, chairman of this
year’s conference.
Speaking at the conference were
Brig. Gen. Robert Ives, assistant
division commander of the 36th
Infantry Division, Texas National
Guard, and the Rev. W. Jack Lewis
of Austin. Gen. Ives spoke on the
military and management aspects
of leadership and Rev. Lewis spoke
on the spiritual and moral aspects,
Stansberry said.
“The conference is held each
year and is designed to increase
quality or level of leadership in
places where it will do the most
good,” he said.
Faculty members attending the
conference were Bennie Zinn, Col.
Joe Davis. Dean and Mrs. Robert
F. Kamm, Dean and Mrs. W. W.
Armistead and W. B. Mansfield of
the Engineering Extension Sei’-
Students attending were Jack
Lunsfoi’d, Tom Adair, Brad
Crockett, L. E. Sheppard. Byron
King, John Specht and the MSC
Council Directorate, headed by
president, Dick Wall.
Among the outstanding students
present from other schools was
Willis Tate, Jr., son of the presi
dent of Southem Methodist Uni
Those attending the conference
reported it to be a great success.
“We feel that the conference was
the ‘best yet’,” Stansberry said.
“We believe the program is gain
ing in prestige acr*oss the campus,
and students from the other schools
—Texas Tech, SMU and the Uni
versity of Texas—remarked that it
broadened understanding of leader
ship at other schools.”
Dr. and Mrs. Robert B. Kamm and Dean and Mrs. W. W.
Armistead at Leadership Conference.