The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 31, 1956, Image 1

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LOU WATSON PATRICIA ANNE MORRISON DOLORES HUNT CAROLYN GANT By JIM NEIGHBORS Battalion News Editor Climaxing: many days and nig’hts of labor, the AFROTC on Friday night proudly pi’esents the Air Force Ball, first and perhaps the finest of the formal dances given on. the campus during the year. Outstanding attractions of the Ball certainly include the seven finalists for the Air Force Sweet heart crown. Winner of the title will be announced during - the in termission of the dance, which lasts from 9 until 12. Prior to the dance, at 7 p. m. Friday, the Air Force Band of the West will give a free concert in Guion Hall until 8. Everyone is invited to attend the concert by one of the finest bands in the Uni ted States. Being the official band of Lackland AFB, San Antonio, has made the band known all over the world since Lackland is called the “gateway to the Air Force”. Playing for the Ball are the Notable Airmen, a 13 piece dance band made up of the best music- . ians in the Air Force Band of the West. Theme of the dance is “Stair way to the Stars” and in keeping with this theme, the decorations include the front doorway to Sbisa Dining Hall, where the dance will be held, being transformed into the entrance to a rocket ship. Up on enteidng the rocket ship we find ourselves in a pitch black room and are led up a silver stair case to a porthole overlooking the dance floor. Imaginative probably describes the decorations better than any other word. Date Wait Strictly as an aid to the boys who have classes Fri day afternoon, a “date wait” will be held in the Assembly Room of the Me morial Student Center. ROZANNE HODGES BEVERLY ANN WARD DOROTHY JEAN SHORT The date wait is on open house for any of the girls who arrive on the campus between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. They will be hosted by local women with refresh ments. Any students who have free time during the afternoon are cordially in vited to go up to the As sembly Room. College Sta tion and Bryan girls will be there to entertain un attached students. Another unusual feature of the dance is the cut rate price on cor sages being offered by local flor ist, J. Coulter Smith. In cooper ation with the Air Force Ball Committee, Smith is making such bargains as a corsage of carna tions for 20 cents and orchids for $1.75. Flowers may still be ordered at the reduced rate, but the offer ends tomorrow. Smith is giving a 20 per cent discount and the com mittee is paying $1 on each cor sage out of its funds. At about 11:45 Friday night, the Aggie Band will meet at the front of Sbisa Hall and march over to the Grove for Midnight Yell Practice, followed by the couples at the dance. Many faculty and Air Force per sonnel are offering rooms in their homes for AF Ball dates who have (see Sweetheart Page 2) READERS r* BATTALION Vote For Amendment 3 Number 188: Volume 55 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1956 Price Five Cents Aggies Will Form ‘T’ At Rice Football Game Red Flag Down; Hungarian AF Set For Rattle BUDAPEST, Hungary—(iP) Hungary’s harassed govern ment turned against its Sov iet military supporters and in effect hauled down the Red flag yesterday. Its air force threatened to at tack Russian troops and tanks in volved in the battle of Budapest unless they leave the capital with in 12 hours. The ultimatum, is sued at 3 p. m. Budapest time, ac cused the Russians of “constant ly violating the cease-fire.” Premier Imre Nagy, bidding to end a week of bloody civil war, announced the Communist one party system will be abolished and called on the rebels to join in pre paring for free elections taking in long-suppressed Hungainan politi cal parties active before the Reds seized control in 1948. “The powerful uprising of the Democratic forces has brought us to a parting of the ways,” the once - purged Communist leader said in a broadcast over Radio Budapest. “The national government in complete agreement with the chairmanship of the Hungarian Communist party, has taken an important decision for the life of the nation. In the interests of fur thering democracy in the country, the one-party system will be abol ished.” The government not only recog nizes the provincial autonomous governments set up by the reb els, Nagy said, but “begs for their support.” He announced the formation of a “little Cabinet” including men from five parties to run the coun try while the election is being pre pared. He proposed the formation of a coalition government similar to that established just after the end of World War II in 1945. The parties are the Communist, Small holders, Peasant, Social Demo crats and a fifth not indentified. Fall Military Day Arrangements Set Fall Military Day will be held Satui’day, Nov. 3, according to the commandants office. Activities will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday with a dinner in the Memorial Student Center given by President and Mrs. David H. Morgan. Satui’day morning, distinguished guests will be conducted on a tour of the campus and at noon, they will be the guests of the Corps Commander and his staff at Sbisa Hall. Following the Corps review at 1:30 p.m., the guests will attend affairs at the homes of Col. and Mrs. Joe Davis, commandant and Col. and Mrs. Delmar Anderson, PMS. They will attend the foot ball game with Arkansas Univer sity that night. Note of Thanks Editor’s Note: The following let ter comes from Jales Bingham, Gary E. Clements and their fam ilies. The two students were in jured in a two-car collision. To the Corps: We would like to express our gratitude to everyone for being so kind and generous. We sincerely appreciated all of the company and help that was rendered to us while in the hospital. We especially would like to ex press our thanks to Bill Heai-d, Joe Buser and E. V. Adams. James H. Bingham Gary E. Clements Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Bingham Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Clements Old Tradition To Return First Time In Four Years By DAVE McREYNOLDS Battalion Managing Editor An old tradition will make its return to the campus of A&M the afternoon of Nov. 17 when the Fighting Texas Ag gies meet the Owls from Rice. That afternoon the Corps of Cadets will form the famous “Aggie T.” This will be the first time since 1952 the “T” has been formed at the half of a football game. Schedules for practicing the forming of the “T” have not been announced as yet by Head Yell Leader Bill Dorsey, but he says that “only two practices will be necessary before the game.” Civilian students have been invited to join the 3,600 ♦'members of the Corps at the formation if they so desire. Dorsey says the only require ment of the civilian students is that they wear the military uniform of their class. The famous “T” was originally formed at evei'y game prior to the band marching at half-time festiv ities, then this practice fell to once a year, and finally the “T” has not been formed at all during the past four years. The Texas Aggie Band will not participate in the formation of the “T”. But, as in the past the Band will play “Pop Goes the Weasel” while members of the student body form the “T.” Plans call for each man to carry a white handkerchief and a maroon scarf so that while they are giving the Locomotive Yell the “T” will change color from white to maroon. A total of three yells will be giv en while the “T” is formed with the Yell Leaders leading the yells from atop the Kyle Field Press Box. Yells that are ti’aditionally giv en during the formation of the huge symbol are the Sky Rocket, Locomotive and Rickety Rock. Af ter the last yell segments of the “T” explode in all directions and find their way back into the stands of Kyle Field. Battalion Rated ‘First Class’ By Press Group The Battalion has recently been given a first class rating by the Associated Collegiate Press in its critical rating service. Tallying 1,565 points, The Bat talion was in the second group of five groups in which 23 papers were graded. Highest rating given is All- American. A college daily must earn at least 1,700 points to qualify for it. The critical service takes in all phases of publication including re porting, style, make-up, features, editorials and picture display. Excellent ratings were received on news stories, treatment of copy, editorials, sports coverage, front page makeup and inside news pages. The judge grading The Battalion made special comment on the news sources and coverage which he said were excellent. “Your staff paints an excellent and descriptive picture of life at A&M,” he said. Businesslike Beggar EI PASO, Tex.—<dP)_Police in Juarez, Mexico, just across the bor der recently arrested a beggar who said he made $15 to $30 a day beg ging from tourists and Juarez residents. The 66-year-old beggar, i picked up in a routine roundup, carried three money bags. One contained dollars, another pesos. The third was empty and was used to hold the day’s “earnings,” po lice said. Weather Today But Where in Texas OKLAHOMA CITY <A>> — Mike Sabouri of Teheran, Iran has de cided that he can’t be classified as a foreign student at Oklahoma City University. Introduced to another OCU student, his new acquaintance asked where he was from. “Iran,” replied Mike. “Oh,” said the other student, “and what part of Texas is that in?” Bitter British, French Start Suez War Action Egypt Defies Both Nations u j t r t To Land On Her Territory n , ' Duty Orders More Timely Clear skies are forecast for the College Station area. Yesterday’s high was 75 degrees and last night’s low, 47 degrees. Tempei’- ature at 10:30 this morning was i 65 degrees. LONDON, Wednesday, Oct. 31 — (A 3 ) — The British- French ultimatum on Egypt and Israel expired at 11:30 p.m. EST Tuesday. There were reports—without official con firmation yet—that the British and French are on the move to seize key points in the Suez Canal zone. British and French armies, navies and air force were operating under a blackout on operations as in wartime. But hours before the deadline was passed British news papers and other sources reported a British-French armada was plowing through the Mediterranean on their momentous mission and parachute troops were ready to spring down on the canal zone. 1 The parachutists were from Cyprus, the British eastern Mediterranean, the Ismailia midway point and Suez at the south end on the Red Sea. Loudon moi'ning newspapers car ried the story in big headlines such as: “We’re going in”, “Our troops in today”, “All set to go in”, and “British armada off Suez.” War experts on the papers speculated that thousands of par atroops, commandos, navy and airforce men are taking part in the operation. One objective was generally be lieved to be the former British Canal zone bases of Tel el Kebir, Abu Sultan and Fayid. The British have military equip ment there valued at some 840 mil lion dollars stored under civilian caretakers. Band To Go Video At Arkansas Game The A&M-Arkansas- game and half time activities of the Texas Aggie Band will be regionally tel evised Saturday. The band entrance will be made from the hollow center formation. Delayed counter marches from the left by the front and back halves of the band, followed by northeastern turns will face the halves toward the east side of the stadium. After counter marches, minstrel turns by both halves will place the band back in regular forma tion. Then the band will split and at the south end of the field form marching letters spelling Arkan sas. The “Marching T” will be made, countermarched, turned and clear the field on the student side of the stadium. Gary December is drum major of the Consolidated Band. Mike Cornwall and Jay Cloud lead the White and Maroon Bands. Tarble To Speak At AMS Meeting Richard D. Tarble of the U. S. Weather Bui’eau will speak to the local branch of the American Me teorological Society Friday at 7:45 p.m. in i - oom 307, Goodwin Hall. Topic of the talk will be “Pre cipitation Forecasting for Shasta Dam Operations” and it will be illustrated with color slides. Also a report will be made of the society’s national meeting on Climatology at Asheville, N. C. CAIRO—CP) — An authorita tive source said last night Pres ident Nasser had warned Britain and France that Egypt “will de fend her dignity.” That appeared to spell Egyptian ; militai’y resistance to British and French landing forces. UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. —- (ZP) | The Western Big Three split sharp- ! ly last night over the Middle East crisis when Britain and France ve- | toed a U. S. cease-fire plan and j announced they would land troops ! in the Suez Canal zone. The Soviet Union voted with the United States and five other council members when the ballot was taken at the end of a tense Security Council session. It was the first time in U. N. history that the United States and its British and French allies dis rupted their unity on such a ma jor problem. Army ROTC seniors may in the future receive their orders for active duty “well before Spring job interviews” ac cording to Maj. Gen. Herbert M. Jones in a letter to President David H. Morgan. In his letter, Gen. Jones, acting adjutant general, recognized the fact that Army seniors at present have difficulty in planning future civilian employment and profes sions because they do not receive their active duty orders until al most graduation time. To help alleviate this problem, Gen. Jones said first, “the determi nation of the numbers to be com missioned in each branch of service Avill be based on preliminary ROTC enrollment figures which are re ceived during the first week in October, rather than on the firm enrollment data usually received in November. Second, <r except for certain in dividuals with critical education backgrounds, the assignments of General Military Science students for the two-year tour of active duty and the 6 month tour of duty for training will be made at the headquarters of the Ai'my com manders rather than the Depart ment of Army. “Barring unforeseen factors over which the Army has little or no control, these changes should result in an earlier and more equitable determination of the period of active service and , reporting date for the ROTC ! student who is about to be grad uated and commissioned,” Gen. Jones said. Gen. Jones concluded by saying ! that the Army was deeply concern- ! ed in the ROTC graduate and as sured their utmost effort to ar range the ROTC graduate’s active service with a minimum of dis location of his civilian career and employment.