The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 02, 1957, Image 2
The Battalion College Station (Brazos County), Texas
PAGE 2 Wednesday, October 2, 1957
BAFB or Tax Cut
Congressman Olin Teague has indicated plans to close
Bryan Air Force Base are as good as approved by the Air
Bryan and College Station stand to lose a basic asset to
their economy and naturally all citizens should be disturbed.
A survey taken last year by an A&M journalism class
showed some 50 per cent or more of the area’s money comes
from the base.
With this huge “chunk” taken from the twin cities’
market, what would be its future ?
The reverberations of the Air Force move resound far
ther than the limits of this area, however.
As several observers have indicated, the move to close
the base is evidently part of a nationwide action to cut mil
Such action is being taken over the nation in so-called
“economy moves” which affect the very destiny of the na
Cries of “too much taxes” by American citizens have
prompted the actions most. These same persons, on the
other hand, would be horrified if the United States was
caught unprepared again.
Once again the American people have created a situa
tion which is reaching down and touching them in their own
If Bryan and Colleg-e Station lose the air base, they can
thank their fellow Americans and in many cases themselves
for griping about high governmental spending and high
pan On UN
By MARK EMOND
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.,
UP).—Japan was elected to
the U.N. Security Council yes
terday to the delight of the
United States and against the
angry protest of the Soviet Umom
The vote in the General Assembly
was 55 for Japan and 25 for
Red Czechoslovakia, Moscow’s
candidate. Canada and Panama
were elected to the other two year
terms at stake.
The Soviet delegation, smarting -
from a setback it had fought ener
getically to avoid, charged the
vote was an “open discrimination
against the countries of Eastern
Europe. . .”
The statement said Japan “was
elected in open violation of the
charter of the United Nations and
of the 1946 London agreement.”
Eastern Europe’s claim to a
Council seat rests on the so called
gentlemen’s agreement reached 11
years ago by the five permanent
members of the Council-the United
States, the Soviet Union, Britain,
France and Nationalist China. It
gave two seats to Latin America
and one each to the British Com
monwealth, the Middle East, West
ern Europe and Eastern Europe.
The United States contends the
agreement applied only to the 1946
Teague to Start
TB Talk Series
'Congressman Olin Teague will
be the first speaker in a series of
talks sponsored by Brazos County
Tuberculosis Association, to be
broadcast over local radio stations.
The association will conduct five
minute programs o n stations
WTAW and KORA during October
to recall the attention of the peo
ple of Brazos County to their re
sponsibility in the fight against
Teague, who recorded his talk
while he was in Bryan recently,
will be followed by Joe H. Sorrels,
Mrs. John B. Page, Mrs. J. C. Mil
ler, and Dr. Raymond Reiser over
WTAW each Tuesday in the month
at 12:30, beginning Oct. 1.
KORA will broadcast the talks
each Thursday beginning Oct. 3
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NG Personnel May
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All National Guard Personnel,
who are not drilling with their
home company, may drill with a
platoon under the direction of 1st
Lt. Stevenson. The platoon is at
tached to the 3rd Battalion Head-
quarers and Headquarters Com
pany of the 36th Division here, ac
cording to Stevenson.
The platoon meets each Monday
at 7:30 p.m. in the Academic Build
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versity of Oklahoma arid numerous
others, The Battalion has shown its
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In Texas, it is the only daily
published by students without su
pervision from a journalism de
partment. Its staff takes sole re
sponsibility for the news it prints
and the opinions it expresses.
Last year The Battalion walked
off with first place in the nation
wide safety contest and pocketed
$500 in prize money.
A critical service, the Associa
ted Collegiate Press judged its
quality excellent with a first class
In past years, time and again,
it has captured state and national
In winning these high honors,
never was the staff as highly or
ganized as it is this year or did it
have as much experience in actual
Heading the Battalion as editor
is Joe Tindel. Tindel has worked
on The Battalion for two years,
served as a reporter and editor of
two top Texas weeklies for two
one-week field trips and served
three months as news intern on
the Dallas Morning News.
Jim Neighbors, managing edi
tor, has served three years on The
Battalion, worked on a top Texas
weekly for a one-week field trip
and was summer editor of The Bat
Joe Buser, news editor, has work-
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Herald for three months.
Fred Meurer, news editor, has
worked on The Battalion one year,
was a reporter on a top Texas
weekly for one week and- served
as editor of the Williamson County
Sun in Georgetown for three
Seated at the City Desk are City
editors, Gayle McNutt and Val
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Two reporters, Ronald Easley
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Other reporters, Robert Week-
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Johnny Johnson and Holim Kim
are beginning their first actual
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The Staff has set as its goal for
the year better coverage of cam
pus and city news and achievement
of an All-American honor rating
from the Associated Collegiate
Press. This rating is the highest
in college journalism and is achi
eved by superior performance.
The staff invites Battalion read
ers to visit our modern newsroom
in jloom No. 4 of the YMCA. News
contributions and feature ideas
wiil be welcomed.
CHS Fis h
Pick Off icers:
Consolidated High School com
pleted selection of class officers
for the 1957-58 school year reign
yesterday when freshman class
heads were chosen in a student
Tommie Letbetter was selected
as president of the class of ’61.
Vice president is Blair Perryman;
secretary, Gayla Christianson; re
porter, Hal Delaplane and treasur
er, Shirley Rogers.
Other class officers have already
been selected in elections held last
spring. The past week also saw
the election of officers for the
school’s 13 homerooms.
Senior class officers are Wayne
Thompson, president; Jerry Hol
land, vice president; Amy Nor-
cross, secretary; Johnny Turner,
Junior Class officers include
Pete Rodriguez, president; Kim
Johns, vice president; Annette
Perry, secretary; Billie Letbetter,
Sophomore class officers are
Larry Gosch, president; John Mar
tinez, vice president; Barbara
Beasley, secretary; Mary Ann Mc-
Two Staff Leaves
A&M’s Board of Directors Fri
day approved leaves of absences
without pay for two staff members.
Walter S. Lang Jr., mathematics
instructor, was excused from Sept.
1, 1957 to May 31, 1958 to par
ticipate in the International Geo
physical Year program as a gen
eral construction engineer and lo
Walter T. Matzen Jr. of the
Electrical Engineering - Department
was granted leave from Sept 1,
1957 to Aug. 31, 1958 to do re
search in the application section
of Texas Instruments, Inc., Dallas.
Details to Me.
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JOE TINDEL Editor
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O N Ervi aSco PS:
Leaders of CHS
Heading - the students and faculty respectively, and assunit
ing- their posts this year at Consolidated High School are
CHS Principal E. P. Ozment and Student Body President
Millie Caughlin. Miss Caughlin is a Consolidated High
senior and Ozment comes to Colleg-e Station from Ganard(>
where he served as high school principal for the past four
(By the Author of ‘‘Rally Round the Flay, Boys!” etc.)
WHAT EVERY YOUNG COED
Gather round, girls. Flip open a pack of Marlboros,'
light up, enjoy that fine flavor, that good filter, relax and
listen while Old Dad tells you about the latest campus
The key word this year is casual. Be casual. Be slap
dash. Be rakish. Improvise. Invent your own ensembles
—like ski. pants with a peek-a-boo blouse, like pajama
bottoms with an ermine stole, like a hockey sweater with
(Dirndl, incidentally, is one of the truly fascinating
words in the English language. The word originated on
June 27, 1846, when Dusty Sigafoos, the famous scout
and Indian fighter, went into the Golden Nugget Saloon
in Cheyenne, Wyoming, to see Lily Langtry. Miss Langtry
did her dance in pink tights. Dusty had never seen any
thing like that in his life and he was much impressed.
He thought about her all the way home. When he got
Ufc? he (hot how m W5 MlllM
home his wife Feldspar was waiting to show him a new
skirt she had made for herself. “How do you like my new
skirt, Dusty?” asked Feldspar. He looked at the large,
voluminous garment, then thought of the pink tights on
Lily Langtry. “Your skirt is darn dull,” said Dusty.
“Darn dull” was later shortened to dirndl, which is how
dirndls got their name.)
But I digress. We were smoking a Marlboro and
talking about the latest campus styles. Casual, we agree,
is the key word. But casual need not mean drab. Liven
up your outfits with a touch of glamor. Even the lowly
dungaree and man-shirt combination can be made ex
citing if you’ll adorn it with a simple necklace of 120
matched diamonds. With Bermuda shorts, wear knee-
cymbals. Be guided by the famous poet, Cosmo Sigafoos
(whose cousin Dusty invented the dirndl), who wrote:
Sparkle, my beauty,
Shimmer and shine.
The night is young.
The air’s like wine.
Cling to a leaf,
Hang on a vine,
Crawl on your belly,
It’s time to dine.
(Mr. Sigafoos, it should be explained, was writing
about a glowworm. Insects, as everyone knows, are
among Mr. Sigafoos’ favorite subjects for poetry. Who
can ever forget his immortal Ode To a Boll Weevil? Or ,
his Tumbling Along with the Tumbling Tinnblebug? Or
his Fly Gently, Sweet Aphid? Mr. Sigafoos has been in
active since the invention of DDT.)
But I digress. We were smoking a Marlboro and dis
cussing fashion. Let us turn now to headwear. The motif
in hats this year will be familiar American scenes. There
will be models to fit every head—for example, the “Em
pire State Building” for tall, thin heads; the “Jefferson
Memorial” for squatty heads; “Niagara Falls” for dry
scalps. Feature of the collection is the “Statue of
Liberty,” complete with a torch that actually burns.
This is very handy for lighting your Marlboros, which
is terriblj r important because no matter how good
Marlboros are, they’re nowhere unless you light them.
© Max Sliulman, 1957
Whatever you wear, girls—and men loo—you’ll find the perfect
accessory is Marlboro, whose makers take pleasure in bringing
you this column throughout the school year.