The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 19, 1956, Image 1

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Battalion Number 177 : Volume 55 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1956 Price Five Cents Football, Dances Ticket-lines, Dates Lead Off Weekend By DAVE McREYNOLDS Battalion Managing Editor Frantic preparations marked today as the beginning of another “home-game weekend” at A&M as students searched for places for their dates to spend the night, stood in lines for tickets and watched the first of an estimated 42,000 people arrive on the campus for tomorrow’s clash between the Aggies and Frogs on Kyle Field. Former students began their activities this afternoon as members of the class of 1926 and 1941 began early regis tration. The class of ’41 will hold a dinner and dance at the American Legion Hall in Bryan tonight at 7. Students will begin their weekend when the Aggies’ version of a French Night Club, Rue Pinalle, opens at 8:30 p.m. in the Game Area of the - *' MSC. Dancing and entertainment will be the order of the night at Rue Pinalle with “lots of local, and imported” talent on the program. Headlining the show is the Bob Arevaloz Quintet. Other attractions include Ann Hite doing an interpretive dance; Binnie Anne Dansby singing; Freddie Gibbs, a singer and Dick Hunkier, and Ronald Ruth giving a pantomime. Admission will be $1.50 per couple and tickets may be purchas ed at the door or at the main desk of the MSC. After Rue Pinalle Midnight Yeli Practice will be held at The Grove at 11:30. Saturday morning the Aggie Band will play host to the Horned Frog band and lend theim their practice field behind Dorm 11 to enable the Froggies a chance to limber up. At noon the Aggies will host the Frog Band for lunch in Duncan dining hall. Tn the MSC Saturday morning the Classes of 1930 iind 1940 will begin registration for their an niversary get-togethers. At 12:35 the Corps of Cadets will fall out to begin preparations for their March - in on Kyle Fi,eld. Gates will open at 1 p. m. and kickoff time is set for 2 p. m. Seating arrangement for Corps and Civilian students will be the same as for 'the Villanova game. Students are reminded to keep their tickets, ID card, and in case of civilian students, their seat card handy until they have entered their respective ramps according to Hassification. Despite the fact the game is a near sell-out (only 350 tickets left yestei'day afternoon) it will not be carried on television due to a scarcity of TV equipment in the area and prior commitments. After the game Ralph Marterie and his Orchestra will hold a con cert in Guion Hall at 7:15 p. m. and will provide the music for an All-College Dance in Sbisa Hall (See ACTIVITIES, Page 4) Appeal Made To Continue Curry Fund Another phase of Aggie tradition will be evident at the game Saturday with the placing of collection tubs at each of the gates to Kyle Field for the continuance of the “Bill Curry Fund.” It has always been vital to Ag gies to conduct wide fund gather ing campaigns whenever a student has been hurt and needs help. Curry, freshman architecture major from Commanche, suffered a fractured neck last April 13 from a bad fall while practicing on the trampoline. Since that time he has been bed ridden with numerous complica tions necessitating extensive treat ment. He presently is at his home in Commanche, having just been taken there from a hospital in Temple where he was. being treat ed for a blood clot in his leg. Curry originally was taken to Houston in an emergency ride which resulted in what doctors say saved his life since his spinal cord was being pinched by the vertebrae in his neck. Corps Chaplain Dwayne Bailey said money is badly needed in the Curry household. Curry’s father is a public school teacher. H i s mother stays at his bedside con stantly, Bailey said, and is unable to work. During the game, the game an nouncer will make a plea to the crowd urging- them to contribute as they leave the stadium. The custom of collecting money for those Aggies needing financial aid has always been one of our most worthy traditions, Bailey said. Weekend Aggies Battle TCU In ‘Game of Year' By BARRY HART Battalion Sports Editor Tomorrow’s “THE” game. For 12 months the Southwest Conference and football fans all over the Southwest have been waiting for the 1956 A&M-TCU clash. It’s been heralded since Oct. 15, 1955 as the “game for the title.” A year ago the Aggies bashed the Frogs, 19-16, for Abe Martin’s only regular season loss. The Purple haven’t forgotten that one. “We’ve waited a long time for this return match,” ex pressed one of TCU’s veterans. “The Aggies look real good to all of us but we’ll be ready.” A sellout crowd of 42 000 is expected to fill Kyle Field for Saturday’s 2 p.m. kickoff that matches the nation’s * second best offense against A rrsvin Rons! the SWC ’ s toughest defense. TCU, led by their newest All- \qV1y; I WONDER WHERE I WOULD PUT ANOTHER ONE—Trying to figure out if there are enough sheets and bedclothes to go around is Mrs. W. L. Penberthy as she gets her home prepared to meet the onrush of 11 girls Friday night who will be dated by various Aggies for the TCU game tomorrow. Bonfire Blazes At CHS As Students Prepare For Game By WELTON JONES Battalion City Editor The second biggest' bonfire of any year in these parts blazed last night, officially opening the an nual A&M Consolidated High School homecoming celebration. Several hundred students and ex students, invited by letter last week, were in attendance. Forty feet high and signifying CHS’s burning desire to beat the Navasota Rattlers in football to night, the pile of wood was laboi-iously stacked by students working after school all week with borrowed equipment. The fire was lit at 6:45 p. m. yesterday, by foot ball captains Bill Hall and Gar land Andrews. Tn the brilliant glow of the towering flames, Consolidated Yell Leaders Ann Hite, Lucy Rogers, Jeanette Vance and Carolyn Wilson officiated at a yell practice while the 40-member CHS band which had paraded to the fire site with them held forth in the background. An amusing sidelight on the fire occurred Thursday afternoon when Senate Elects Officers Piper Wins Presidency By JIM BOWER Battalion Editor Larry Piper was elected presi dent of the Student Senate last night as approximately 35 of the newly elected senators gathered for their first meeting this year. Acting with the smoothness and efficiency not usually found in newly formed governing bodies, Senate members plowed through the numerous campaign speeches and debates with the air of exper ience. Other Senate officers elected last night are Joe Ross, vice-president; Jon Hagler, recording secretary; Malcolm (Buddy) Maedgen, corres ponding secretary; Byron King, treasurer and Don Kirby, parlia mentarian. The election of officers w a s spiked with run-offs with most of the positions being filled with a narrow mhrgin between winner and loser. Before any formal action was taken, Doug DeCluitt, senior class president, gave a short talk on the responsibility and role of the sen ate plus the qualities needed in a president. The new senators i-eceived their first lesson in technical debate when , it was discovered that one of the nominees for president was ineligible for Senate membership. Don Weber broug-ht up the point by reading section 4, article 3 of the Constitution which says an elected senator must have attend ed A&M for the two previous se mesters. Much discussion arose as to the true meaning of the wordage of the article. After the argument had been 350 TCU Tickets Remain Unsold About 350 tickets to the TCU game remained on sale at 5 p.m. Thursday, according to Pat Dial, business mana ger of the Athletic Depart ment. Tickets still unsold are for reserved bleacher seats in the south end of the field and seats along the track. Price of the tickets is $3.50. TheCorps will have a March-in prior to game time, which is Set for 2 p.m. Seat ing capacity for Kyle Field is 42,000. pitched back and forth several times, John Cobb, the man in ques tion withdrew his name from the presidential race and also from the Senate roll saying he felt his pos ition should be given to the next man in the senior class senator race. During the discussion, W. L. Penberthy, Senate advisor, said that in abiding by the rules of the Constitution, he “would have to rule Cobb ineligible because he was elected erroneously. Someone made a mistake in checking the candi date’s records,” he said. Cobb had hardly left when Tom my F. Green, senator from Biz- zell, declared he too must be in eligible because of the requirement of attending A&M the two previous semestei’s. No action in providing- for the replacement of these two men was taken. Jim Rowlarid was appointed chairman of the Kyle Field' seat ing committee with Bill Dorsey, Tom Upchurch, Charles Wilson and Tom Miller as committee members. Standing committee appoint ments were postponed until the next meeting. the students, unable to lift the “fraternity house” to the top of the stacked wood, called the U. S. Air Force at Bryan Air Force Base for help. The Base loaned an Air Force helicopter to the cause and the house was lifted into place. Tonight at 8 p. m. on Tiger field, when the under-manned Consoli dated Tigei-s met the Rattlers of Navasota, the 1956 Homecoming Queen will be crowned. . Two girls from each class were selected as nominees by the Major Athletic Club in a recent meeting. Votes for the girls, costing one cent each, have been cast this week in jars placed throughout the city and the school. At half-time tonight, the Queen, who will not be announced until her coronation, will be driven on the field in a new automobile. A crown and a bouquet of flowers, provided by the senior class, will be presented her. The seniors, who ai-e sponsoring the whole contest, will also give the new Queen a football signed by members of the football team and the yell leaders. They will present corsages to the two runners-up, the Queen's Princesses. Elvis Fights Frantic Fan Blacks A n Eye MEMPHIS, lA 5 ) — Teen-age idol Elvis Pi-esley engaged in fast fistfight with a sei-vice station manager yesterday, leaving the latter with a black eye that “looked like a travel ing bag.” Presley, manager Ed Hop per, 42, and a latecomer to the fight, Aubrey Brown, 21, were all charged with assault and battery and disorderly conduct. They made bond of $52 each. Witnesses said the trouble started when Presley, home from his rock ‘n’ roll tours, stopped at the station in his sleek, white Continental Mark II automobile and asked Hop per to cheek the gas tank for leaks. Weather Today Partly cloudy is the forecast for the College Station area. Temper ature at 10:30 today was 76 de grees. Yesterday’s high and low were 84 and 60 degrees. Especially for the occasion the Consolidated band, under the di rection of Robert L. Boone, will form a “H I” formation honoring the former students, while playing” “Aul Lang Syne” and “Hail, Hail, The Gang’s All Here”. After forming a block “C” and playing the Alma Mater, the band will go into a heart formation to honor the new Queen. When the winner is announced, she will be crowned in the middle of the heart by the football co-captains, while the band plays “Let Me Call You Sweetheart”. Nominees for the honor include Mary Beth Hagler and Betty Mead, seniors; Jeanette Vance and Gaytha Edgar, Juniors; Patricia Jackson and Nancy Rogers, sophomores; and Marilyn McElroy and Gloria Poole, freshmen. After the game an admission- free dance will be held in the Con solidated gymnasium with the Ag gie Combo providing the music, Refreshments, also free, will be provided and served by members of the student council. e Band Introduces New Formation The Texas Aggie Band will add to the color of the TCU- A&M game by introducing some new formations to the near sellout crowd at Kyle Field Saturday. Entrance to the field will be made by a new hollow center en trance formation with bugles and basses spread. As the show pro gresses the band will divide into two bands of 120 men each and execute continuous countei-marches. While separated the bands will spell “Frogs”. One band will spell it out to the east stands and the other band to the west stands. After the salute the band will go back into regular formation and perform another new twist on the Aggie “Marching- T” siinilar to the one done at Houston. Other parts of the show will be similar to other performances given by the band. The band will host the TCU band for lunch in Duncan Hall and allow them to use the band drill field to practice their half-time show. TCU band boys will be allowed to change clothes in the band dor mitory while the girls will change in the ladies’ lounge of Dorm 10. Leading the band as head drum major is Gary December from San Antonio. Di-um major for the Ma roon Band is Jay Clour from Weslaco while John M. Cornwall from Dallas will lead the White Band. Band commanding officer is Cy rus H. Holley of Taft and com manding- officers of the Maroon and White Bands are Murray Den ton of Lockhart and Charles W. Rasco of DeWitt, Ark. American candidate, Halfback Ken Wineburg, has dented three opponents for an average 443.7 yards-per-game while the Aggies have allowed their fqvir foes 208.8 yards. The Frogs’ fourth-ranked eleven brings a starting lineup that shows 19 varsity letters and a front line that averages 209. TCU has swaggered past three pushover opponents so far in 1956. They blasted Kansas, 32-0, in their opener, mauled Arkansas 41-6, on nationwide television, and took it easy with hapless Alabama last week, winning 23-6. On the other hand, the Aggies have won three and tied one. A&M took a sluggish 19-0 win over Vil lanova, held on to win, 9-6, against LSU, slaughtered Texas Tech, 40- 7, and failed last Saturday on the one against Houston, 14-14. Fear that Jack Pardee, A&M’s potential all-American in his own right at fullback, would miss to morrow’s fracas with an injured shoulder, dissolved Wednesday when it was learned Pardee will be available for full-time duty. Par dee leads the Aggie rushers with 245 yards and a very respectable five-yard-per-try average. A&M matches its seldom-seen but very effective passing game against TCU’s stingy secondaty. The Aggies have completed 20 of 42 throws for 270 yards and four touchdowns. STARTING LINEUPS A&M TCTT 8S Marks . . . . . . .TK. . Nikkei 85 78 Krueger . . ....IT.. . . . Hamilton 75 64 Trimble . . . . TG. . . . J. Williams 53 50 Hale . . . . c.. Ozee 55 62 Goehring . , . . . .RG. . Uecker 74 71 T.ockett . . . . . .RT. . Cooper 78 80 Tracey . . . . . . .RE. . . O. Williams 89 12 Osborne .. ....QB.. Curtis 46 44 Crow . . T.HB . . Swink 23 45 Taylor . . . . . RUB . . . . . Wineburg 26 32 Pardee . . . ....FB.. Dike 38 Aiming for $14,000 Community Chest Goal Set A goal of $14,000 was set for the 1956 A&M College—College Sta tion Community Chest-Red Cross Drive at a budget hearing in the Memorial Student Center last night. Eleven members of the Chest board of directors debated for five hours before setting the goal, which is $1,900 more than last year’s figure, exceeded by $694. Dates for the di-ive were set from Oct. 29 to Nov. 12, according to • co-chairmen Bob H. Reed and John H. Milliff. The local unit of the American Red Cross requested $2,500 to carry on its program of disaster relief, canteen service, blood banks, first aid and water safety instruction, nursing service, Gray Lady service and other items. The board award ed it $2,000 of the proposed goal. The Gonzales Warm Spi-ings Foundation, requesting admission in the budget for the fii-st time this year was alloted $500 to advance the Foundation’s program of therapy for crippled childi-en. The Boy Scouts of America, re questing $2,514 for operating the traditional program in the Arrow- moon district composed of Robert son and Brazos Counties, were granted $2,500. The Bryan-College Station Girl Scout Area Council, represented by its president, Mrs. O. B. Donaho of* Bryan, requested $2,007 to help support the scouting program which occupies 611 girls in the area. The board budgeted $2,000 for the group. A field representative from Houston representing the Salyation Army asked the committee for $1,000 to fm-ther the group’s work 200 Aggielands Still Not Claimed A mountain of about 200 Aggie lands is impeding progress in the Office of Student Publications. The office—located on the ground floor of the YMCA—will be open Satm-day morning in hopes those Aggies who haven’t yet “got the word” will do something about it. Grads here for the game Satur day are expected to take away a part of the 1,500-pound stack. Since the arrival on Sept. 8, about 4,700 of the 1956 year books have been distributed. in Brazos County. The Army works through a committee of voluntary workers who distn’bute funds granted them to needy charity cases on short notice. The board granted the entire amount. The fund request for the Bryan- College Station USO was presented by the president, Mrs. Barry Col son. She asked for $500 and the whole amount was granted. Bennie Zinn, representing the Brazos County Hospital Fund, ask ed for $300 to use in the group’s program. A non-profit organi zation, the Fund supplies hospital costs and medicine for charity hospital cases. The amount was granted. The College Station Recreation Council, represented by Dr. Luther Jones, asked for $1,350 to cany on the well-known College Station summer recreation program which entertained almost 1,300 partici pants last summer. The entire amount was allotted. J. Gordon Gay, speaking for the College YMCA, was awarded $500 for the purpose of improving Cushion Park with several addition al picnic tables and benches. Gay (See CHEST GOAL, Page 3)