The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 08, 1957, Image 3
Battalion Staff Photo
Col. Davis Accepts Gift
Corpus Christi A&M Mothers Club have donated new arm
bands for members of the cadet corps guard units. Rob
ert M. Dickey, Corpus Christi senior, is shown presenting
the leather arm bands to Col. Joe E. Davis, commandant.
On Satellite Orbit
WASHINGTON, — 'A 5 ) Ameri
can scientists, working with com
plex mechanical brains, reported
varying results last night from
their efforts to establish the orbit
of the Soviet earth satellite.
The Navy reported:
“The Naval Research Laboratory
minitrack system is now pi-oducing
very satisfactory data.
“They are being fed to the IBM
computer machine at the computing
center . . . and the quality of the
resulting orbit information will
enable us to give scientifically ac
curate minute-by-minute predic
tions for alerting the optical and
radio tracking systems.”
Moonwatch scientists at Cam
bridge, Mass., first reported they,
too, were making good progress
with their computations, but later
said they had run into difficulties.
They gave two possible reasons
for failm-e of their $2,742,000
mathematical brain, to hit upon the
Red moon’s orbit:
1) The reported sightings of
the satellite, from which informa
tion was fed to the machine, were
not correct, or 2) the information
from the sightings was not suffi
The following clubs will meet
Fish and Game Chib in the Agri
cultural Engineering Building to
hear a special speaker from the
Texas Game & Fish Commission.
Bell Comity Hometown Chib in
Room 3-C of the MSG to elect of
By Corpus Mom’s Club
To Guard Details
By JOHNNY JOHNSON
Notice anything new on the
guard details today?
Maybe it was the maroon and
white leather armbands.
Starting last night the gtiard de
tails began wearing- the new arm-
bands through the ingenuity of a
Squadron 8 senior and the financial
backing of the Corpus Clmsti
Last spring Cadet 1st Lt. Rob
ert M. Dickey, now Squadron 8
executive officer, began wondering
how to improve the looks of the
armbands worn by cadets on guard
duty and presto, devised the leath
Dickey presented his idea to a
tactical officer and by the time
school was out, the Commandant’s
Office had given the idea the go-
Dickey, Cadet Capt. Jim Rankin,
commanding officer of Squadron
8, Dickey’s mother, Mrs. F. F.
Dickey, and Rankin’s mother, Mrs.
C. Logan Rankin, set to work on
the armbands in August and with
the support and help of the CC
Mothers Club had the bands fin
ished by the first of September.
The new bands ai-e made of ma
roon elk with white leather letters
and white cross-stitching.
Formal presentation of the arm-
bands for both cadet areas was
made to Col. Joe E. Davis by the
two Corpus Christi seniors Mon
Math Club to Hear
Sims Speak. To nit e
S. A. Sims of the Mathematics
Department wil speak to the Math
Club tonight at 7:30 after a busi
ness meeting in the Fountain Room
of the YM.CA.
Sims will talk to the group about
his summer work at Lockheed Air
All interested in the club are in
vited to attend the meeting, Wil
liam R. Thurman, president, said.
SAVED BY THE BELL
DRIFT, Ky. UP)—A little girl
didn’t know it at the time but she
probably saved Earl Turner’s life
during a rainstorm.
Turner was standing outside his
theater when the girl telephoned
to ask when the movie would start.
He told her 7:15 then reeled back
from a blinding flash of lightning.
Leaving the boxoffice, Turner
dashed outside to the spot where
he had been standing and found
a 75-pound piece of limestone,
Mexican Study Aid
American students will have an
opportunity to receive scholarships
to study in Mexico from the Insti
tute of International Education ac
cording to Kenneth Holland, pres
ident of the group.
Competition for these awards
will close Nov. 1 with the winners
beginning school March 1, 1958.
Preference in granting these
awards is given to graduate stu
dents who will receive 1,250 pesos
monthly and tuition at the Nation
al University. Junior and senior
college students are eligible for
undergraduate scholarships cover
ing 1,185 pesos a month for main
tenance plus tuition. Travel to
Mexico and funds for incidental
expenses must be supplied by the
Applications and further infor
mation can be obtained from the
Inter-American Department, Insti
tute of International Education, 1
East 67th St., New York, N.Y.
Kate Hill’s Book
To Be Published
Dr. Kate Adele Hill, educator
and leader in the A&M Extension
Service work, has signed with the
Naylor Company of San Antonio
for the publishing of her book,
“Borne Demonstration Work in
She is author of “The Home
Bxiilders of West Texas,” also pub
lished by the Naylor Company.
She has been listed in Texas Who’s
Who, Who’s Who Among American
Women and Who’s Who in the
“Home Demonstration Work in
Texas” is a scholarly dissertation
on the progress, changing needs
and changing methods used by
county home demonstration agents
serving the people of Texas. The
work covers a 40-year period be
ginning in 1915.
The Battalion College Station '(Brazos County), Texas
Tuesday, October 8, 1957 PAGE 3
Methodist Women Schedule
Program On 6 Japan Today “
CHS Has Game Films
A&M Consolidated Coach Dick
Gardemal will show a film of the
Consolidated - Giddings football
game in the Consolidated High
Auditorium tonight at 8 for all
knocked from the roof by lightning, interested fans.
“Japan Today” will be the pro
gram theme for the Monday meet
ing of the Woman’s Society of
Christian Service of the A&M
Mrs. Fred Brison of 602 Dexter
will be hostess to the group at
7:45 p. m.
Mrs. John R. Pedigo, secretary
of missionary education, will lead
the program, and the devotional
will be given by Mrs. Robert
Mrs. W. W. Mills, president, will
conduct the business meeting, at
which time plans will be made for
Prayer and Self
American Oil Man
Speaks to IE’s
The Industrial Engineering Club
will hold its second meeting of the
year tonight at 6:45 in Room 207
of the New Engineering Building.
Guest speaker will he Matthew
Wilson of the American Oil Com
pany of Texas City.
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