The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 19, 1956, Image 1
Number 177 : Volume 55
COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1956
Price Five Cents
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 - *'
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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.
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-
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
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
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
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
The election of officers w a s
spiked with run-offs with most of
the positions being filled with a
narrow mhrgin between winner
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
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
Much discussion arose as to the
true meaning of the wordage of
After the argument had been
350 TCU Tickets
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
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
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
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
No action in providing- for the
replacement of these two men was
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 will host the TCU
band for lunch in Duncan Hall and
allow them to use the band drill
field to practice their half-time
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 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
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
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Krueger . .
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Goehring . ,
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T.ockett . .
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Tracey . . .
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. O. Williams
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Taylor . . .
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. . . Wineburg
Pardee . . .
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
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
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
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
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
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)