The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 23, 1956, Image 1

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THE ATTALiON Number 178: Volume 55 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1956 Price Five Cents Two-Car Crash at Intersection Kills Four, II ospitalizes Two Council Discusses Expansion, Roads By WELTON JONES Battalion City Editor The College Station City Coun cil, in their regular monthly meet ing last night, approved plans for the expansion of Highway 6, let bids for the construction of new water lines, accepted the city au ditor’s report and laid the ground work for a vast paving program. M. A. (Pop) Coleman of Bryan, engineer with the state highway department, showed the council fi nal plans for the expansion of State Highway 6 from the Bryan city limits on the north to 200 feet past Jersey St. on the south. The council accepted plans for curbs, road beds and drainage sub ject to approval by the city engi neer. They passed City Oixlinance 237 to enter into contract with the state accepting any right-of-way damage suits and signed the Mu nicipal Construction Agreement. This agreement states that the state will build and maintain the proposed road provided the city gives right-of-way, agrees not to limit speed under 20 miles per hour, maintain lights and clean the Adlai Agrees With Ike On H-bomb Issue CHICAGO — UP) — Adlai Stevenson voiced agreement with President Eisenhower yesterday that Soviet Premier Bulganin’s H-bomb message was “interference” in American political affairs. But he also said this country should explore Bulganin’s propos als “immediately and all the way.” At the same time, the Demo cratic presidential nominee said this is not the first time Russian leaders have interested themselves in the 1956 election. He said they have made it plain their candidate is Eisenhower. Stevenson issued a statement rommenting on his opponent’s sharp rejection of Bulganin’s latest proposal that H-bomb tests be halted by international agreement. Stevenson has urged the same thing. He spoke out on the eve of de parting for New York on a coast- to-coast tour intended to bring his campaign to what his staff mem- bei’s called a “driving finish.” “I share fully President Eisen hower’s resentment at the manner and timing of Premier Bulganin’s interfei’ence in the political affairs of the United States,” Stevenson said. road, agree to give the highway preference over local streets in any traffic arrangement and provide for parallel parking only. The city’s part of the construc tion bill will be near $32,000, ac cording to Coleman. Bryan’s share will be $175,000. George Roberts Construction of Houston was awarded the contract for the water lines with a low bid of $12,314.50. The construction will begin in 10 days. City Auditor Nelson Durst re cently submitted his audit of the College Station assets and the council approved it last night. Let ters of commendation have been mailed to Durst and City Manager Ran Boswell for their work on the report. Following a recent confei’ence with the State Fire Insurance Com mission, Boswell reported to the council that fire restrictions could be lifted on property between Sul phur Springs Rd. and Walton St. on Highway 6. The zone is class 1 business area still, but buildings may be constructed without the 12 inch firewall which was man datory before. Appeals from citizens living on Lee St. for estimates on the cost of paving were referred back to thiem. The council suggested that the citizens wait until the long- range paving program under dis cussion is completed. Councilman A. R. Orr brought up the question of hiring a city planner to draw up a master ex- (See CITY, Page 3) Band Freshmen Condition Listed Good; Still in Hospital By JOE BUSER Battalion Staff Writer Two Band freshmen are in the hospital as a result of injuries received in a two-car collision at the intersection of Farm Road 50 and Farm Road 60, eight miles west of College Station about 8 p.m. Sunday night in which four people were killed. Injured in the accident were James H. Bingham, 18, Hamilton, driver of one of the cars, and Gary Evin Clements, 18, Alvin. They were taken to Bryan Hospital where they ^ ^ were treated for cuts about the face and severe bruises. Their condition was reported “good” yesterday by Dr. Joseph Cox, attending phvsician. “But,” he added, “they will have to stay in the hospital for several days.” Killed in the collision were :♦ Herbert Fritz Beerwinkel, 52, 724 W. 2nd St., Brenham, driver of the other car, and his nine-year-old daughter. Beer- winkel’s wife, Anna, 45, and the fourth passenger of the car, Fran ces Wozniak, 55, 1003 S. Austin St., Brenham, died enroute to a Bryan hospital, according to in vestigating Highway Patrolman Jimmy Kubecka. The two students were traveling east on Farm Road 60, returning to the college. The other car, traveling south, was on Farm Road 50. Bingham said he never saw a light or anything else to indicate that the crossing was not clear. The other freshman, Clements, said he saw a flash of white arid the next thing’ he knew, he was in the ditch. Cause of the accident has not been determined. Patrolman Ku becka said it might have been caused by a misjudgment of dis tance by one or both drivers. He declined to comment on the.speed of the two vehicles. There were several feet of skid mai'ks made by the freshmen’s car, he said. if CHS Senior Play Casting Begins Casting began yesterday for the 1956 A&M Consolidated High School Senior Play, with 15 stu dents reporting to directors Mrs. Dorothy Rush and Robert Boone for the seven female and five male parts in this year’s production. “The Great Big Doorstep”, by Albert Hackett and E. P. O’Donnell will be given by the group this year. Date for the performance is Dec. 7. “We would like to double-cast at least some of the roles,” Boone said, “but there will be a shortage of boys for the parts. Rehearsals will start as soon as the cast is chosen.” The play, a three-act comedy, played on Broadway in 1941 with Dorothy Gish and the late Louis Calhern in starring roles. Critics called it a success and it ran for several weeks. High Court Backs Negro Case Ruling WASHINGTON, <dP) — The Su preme Court yesterday upheld an appeals court ruling that U. S. District Judge William H. Atwell must hear the plea of 27 Negro children for admission to Dallas white schools. The Supreme Court, in effect, held that Judge Atwell must hear the case on its merits. This also was the ruling of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans. The Negroes on Sept. 5, 1955, took their complaint to Judge At well that the Dallas Board of Ed ucation had denied them admission to white schools. Judge Atwell dismissed the ac tion on grounds that the suit was “premature.” In New Orleans on May 25 of this year, the appeals coui’t in a 2-1 decision held there was no ba sis in the evidence for the action taken by the district judge, nor none in law for the reasons given by him in support of the action.” Illini Alumnus Commends Aggie Spirit Dr. Morgan Bryan, Texas Dear Sir, Saturday night I saw an Aggie game for the first time, and even though I had heard of the great Aggie spirit I was still amazed at the unity and loyalty displayed by the student body. And your marching band was a real treat to witness. This comes from an alumnus of the University of Illinois where much pride is taken in the excel lency of our band. I must take my hat off to your band as the best I’ve ever seen. And as further evidence of how your students are closely knitted together, at the start of the game the whole football squad faced the student body and, as one, sang your school song. That is the first time I had ever seen that too. With that kind of unity and loy alty, your school will always win regardless of what the score is. (Ed. Note: This letter was received by President Morgan last week after the AggieCougar game.) DEATH CAR—Campus Security Officer Morris Maddox examines the Plymouth in which four Brenham citizens were killed Sunday night at the intersection of Farm Roads 60 and 50 west of College Station. Two Aggies were hospitalized in the crash. In White Coliseum Martin Show Set Thursday By CONNIE ECKARD Battalion Staff Writer Just back from a movie fling in England, singing star Tony Martin will swing into College Station Thursday night to present a music and comedy show in G. Rollie.White Coliseum. A pei’former of international fame Martin completed his latest movie, “Jeannie” in England and Scotland befoi-e returning to this country to begin a tour that has been drawing rave reviews wher ever it has appeared. Scheduled to open at 8 p. m. Thursday night the show is being sponsored by the department of Student Activities, but it is not a Town Hall presentation. It is listed as a full evening of music, song, comedy and variety enteidainment. The renowned orchestra of Tex Beneke will be on hand to offer background music for Martin. Well known itself, the Beneke Orchestra has a long list of record hits and personal appearances to its credit. The Jodimars, a sizzling new Capital recording group that was formed by three former members of Bill Haley’s Comets will give a sharp contrast of interpretations from the smooth and mellow Beneke group. The Jodimars have already made a name for them selves in the rock n’ roll field even though they are a comparatively new entry. A trio of eye - pleasing girls known as the Petticoats, will give forth with more musical interpreta tions that have made a stir in Morgan Selected To Advisory Board President David H. Morgan has been selected to the advisory board of the directors of the Association of the United States Army. Purpose of the association is to advance the security of the United States through the support of na tional military policies and consol idating - efforts of all who support the U. S. Army as an instrument of national security. Lt. Gen. W. L. Weible is presi dent of the association. Girl Admits Setting 6 Fires In Homes TEXARKANA, Tex., (A 3 ) _ A pretty 10-year-old blond girl has admitted she set six fires in two homes in a government housing project within a period of 11 days because she liked to see fires burn, Fire Chief C. P. Birmingham said yesterday. The little girl, one of a family of seven children, was quoted by Birmingham as saying she set clothing on fire in the back bed rooms in her own home and in a neighbor's home. She also said she set fire to the kitchen curtains in her home. Birmingham estimated fire dam age at more than $1,000. Betty Mead Elected Homecoming Queen Betty Mead, senior at A&M Con solidated High School, was crown ed Homecoming Queen during half time activities at the football game between the Consolidated Tigei’s and the Navasota Rattlers Friday. The game climaxed two days of homecoming celebrations for sev eral hundred ex-students who watched the highly touted Rattlers drub the hapless Tigers 47-14. Mary Beth Hagler and Gaytha Edgar gathered enough votes to be named princesses in the annual af fair. Miss Hagler is a senior and Miss Edgar a junior. Votes for the Queen and her two princesses were cast during the week in jars placed around the campus and the city. Price was one cent per vote. Two Injured as Winds Whip Easterwood Field musical circles by way of cuttings on Unique Records. This is only a start, with other acts scheduled to add their talents to the full-length musical presenta tion. Tony Mai’tin, of coui’se, will provide the highlights of the show with his song offerings and the personality that has made him a long-standing star of movies, radio, TV, and the supper club circuit. Tickets for the show may be purchased at the Student Activities Office on the A&M campus or in Waldrop’s in Bryan. Prices are $2.50 for main floor seats, $2 for courtside seats and $1.50 for bleacher seats. Draft Qualifying Tests End Oct. 30 Registration for the Selective Service College Qualification Test ends Tuesday, Oct. 30, according to Frank E. McFarland of the Ba sic Division, test supervisor. The test will be given on Nov. 15 throughout the United States. Results of the test will be used by local boards in determining the students to be deferred from the draft. Students can pick up registra tion forms in the registrar’s of fice. They should be mailed to the selective service examining section at McHenry, Ill. The test will be given in the ballroom of the Me morial Student Center. Two San Antonio men, one a for mer student at A&M, were injured when their Cessna 170 plane was lifted into the air and flung against the ground during the storm Saturday afternoon. R. B. (Dick) Ellis in in Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio suf fering from a broken back and Don B. Harrell, ’51, was released from St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bry an Sunday afternoon after being treated for shock and bruises. The men were carried by ambu lance to St. Joseph’s from Easter wood Field after the storm sub sided. In addition to the two men who wei’e injured, a n unestimated ONE OF THE 27 damaged aircraft left at Easterwood Airport following the storm Sat urday afternoon that cut a swath through the College Station area. Two men were in jured when their light plane was swept across the field during the height of the storm. Weather Today Clear skies are forecast for the College Station aiea. The temper ature at 10:30 this morning was 77 degrees. Yesterday’s high and low readings were 82 and 55 de grees. amount of damage was done to light planes which were parked on the yield. Of the 153 planes on the field 27 of them were damaged in degrees from total loss to slight dents in the metal and fabric skins of the planes. Yfesterday morning 11 planes were still on the field awaiting dis position by owners or awaiting in surance agents to estimate the damage. “Pilots were warned of the af- planes were parked with their brakes set and out of the weather as best we could manage.” Most of the damage was confin ed to the lighter, high wing type planes with Cessna, Pipers and Taylorcrafts taking the brunt of the damage. One twin-engine Beechcraft executive plane belong ing to the Garrett Oil Tool Co. of Longview suffered a crushed tail- assembly when another plane blew into it. Winds up to 90 miles per hour C. W. Crawford Is ASME Fellow C. W. Crawford, head of the Mechanical Engineering Depart ment, was awarded the certificate for the grade of Fellow in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Thursday evening. The award was given at a meet ing of the South Texas Section of the ASME at the University of Houston. Crawford, guest of honor at the meeting, is the first A&M faculty member to receive the honor of fellow in the society. Presentation of the Fellow Certi ficate was made by Dr. Byron Short, of the University of Texas, with about 300 society members and guests present for the cere monies. to tie down and the rest of the ternoon’s weather forecast,” said ; pjt Easterwood during the second C. A. Smith, airport manager. “We quarter of the A&M-TCU game only have facilities for 35 planes Saturday. Tower officers at Bryan AFB said the wind hit 110 mph at their location during that time. An incoming Continental Air lines pilot reported four funnel shaped clouds southwest of Eas- terwood Field just prior to the high winds. Officials at Kyle Field were warned of the impending torna- Tickets On Sale Tickets for the A&M-Baylor game Saturday in Waco, will go off sale tomorrow at 5 p. m. according to Pat Dial, business manager of the Athletic De partment. Ticket prices are $1 for student tickets and $3.50 for date tickets. Leland Honored Thomas W. Leland, head of the Division of Business Administra tion has been named to the board of examiners of the American In stitute of Accountants, the national organization of certified public ac countants announced hei’e today. Senate Meets Tonight The Student Senate will meet to night in the Senate chamber of the MSC to complete the appointment does but afraid of panic in the and election of standing commit- crowded stadium the word was not tees, according to Larry Piper, passed on to spectators. j president.