The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 05, 1957, Image 1

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Published Daily on the Texas A&M College Campus
Number 43: Volume 57
Price Five Cents
Weekend Offers
Air Force Ball,
Game, Dances Too
A crowd of 41,000 people are ex
pected to be on hand this weekend
to see the clash between the Texas
Aggies, No. 1 team in the nation,
and the Southern Methodist Uni
versity Ponies.
Included in the menu of extra
curricular diversion for Aggie
guests will be a Rue Pinalle dance,
midnight yell practice in the
Force Ball and a third dance.
Asian Flu
Still Here
Twenty new cases of influ
enza, all of them Civilian stu
dents, were admitted to the
college hospital yesterday but
the revived epidemic seems to
be tapering off.
Dr. Charles Lyons, College hos
pital supervisor said yesterday that
most of the cases admitted were
running high fever and could be
diagnosed as of the Asian variety.
However, he added that he felt that
the outbreak was on the down
Kicking off weekend activities is
the Memorial Student Center’s ver
sion of a French night club—Rue
Pinalle. This has proven to be a
popular attraction during football
weekends and Chairman Hiram
French promises a fine, entertain
ing floor show to highlight the
Festivities begin at 8:30 p.m. in
the games area and will last until
mid-night yell practice in The
Grove. Dancing - music for the af
fair will be provided by the DgVe
Woodard’s Combo. The floor show
begins at 9:45 p.m. The price of
ducats is $1.50 per couple.
Because of the Air Force Ball
the Army units are especially
urged by French to attend the Rue
Pinalle. Personnel attending the
Air Force Ball will be welcome at
the Rue Pinalle dance before, dur
ing and after their affair, French
Topping off the weekend will be
the MSC dance “Midnight in New
Orleans.” Four bands are slated to
provide the music for this lavish
production with all the atmosphere
of Old New Orleans.
The dance will begin immediately
after the football game in the MSC
games area and the second floor.
Tying Score
Big John crow rims over Razorback Billy as Taylor’s educated toe pronounced the
Kyser on his way to the double-stripe to final score 7-6, and the Aggies as still the
tie up the game 6-6 last Saturday at Fay- nation’s number one team,
etteville. The tie didn’t last long though,
Citizens Show Mixed
At CHS Homecoming
Tigers 4 Skin’ Cats,
Crown 1957 Queen
Response T o war d Chest
The largest crowd to see a Con-
lolidated High School football
game this year witnessed the CHS
Tigei's humiliate the Cypress-Fair-
banks Bobcats 31-6 to climax home
coming week.
Colorful half-time ceremonies
saw attractive Millie Caughlin
crowned 1957 Homecoming Queen.
On the field she was presented
with a bouquet of flowers and a
football that had been signed by
every member of the Tiger team.
Miss Caughlin, as queen, was at
tended by the two runner-ups in
the Queens race. Serving as prin
cesses were Pat Jackson and Mar
garet Huff.
Miss Caughlin was elected by
penny voting done by College Sta
tion students and citizens. Money
jars for each candidate were placed
in local business establishments,
with each cent dropped in them
counting as one vote.
Pre-game activities were high
lighted by the bonfire on the CHS
campus Thursday night. A home
coming throng of students, exes,
faculty and parents massed around
the blazing fire to yell and hear
pep talks by students and exes.
Engineer’s Council
Promotes Tex-Jets
Members of the Student Engineer !
Council will visit their home-town i
high schools during the Thanksgiv
ing holidays to promote the Texas
Junior Engineering Technical So
ciety, known as Tex Jets.
“Jets” is a new organization in
Texas, being only one year old, but
it has already grown to twenty
units. Jets is a pattern for high
school extra-curricular clubs to ;
stimulate interest among high j
school youth in engineering or
science careers.
Each Aggie will go to his high
school equipped with a letter of
introduction from John C. Calhoun
Jr., dean of the School of Engi
neering. John G. McGuire, pro
fessor of engineering drawing, will
compile the information that Ag
gies will present to the prospective
Homecoming festivities were
kicked off with a television inter
view of CHS cheerleaders and
homecoming queen candidates last
Candidates for queen were Ann
Cleland and Millie Caughlin, sen
ior; Pat Jackson and Margaret
Huff, junior; Nancy Rae and Mari
lyn McElroy, sophomore, and Su
zanne Sorenson and Sue Ross,
The Community Chest Drive
which is at its halfway mark to
day with a goal of $14,950 is show
ing mixed response from citizens,
Richard Vrooman, co-chairman of
the drive, said yesterday.
No count of funds collected so
far has been made, but Vrooman
said he thought the drive was pro
gressing nicely, although not re
ceiving the full support from some
people in the area.
“Many have entered the drive
with enthusiasm not shown in
previous yeai’S,” the chest co-chair
man said, “But some, who are in
the best position for helping the
drive are showing little or no in
Collection for this year’s drive
which began a week ago today is
being done on a zone basis, with
20 zone captains in charge of cov
ering the 17 zones into which the
College Station-A&M College area
has been divided. Soliciting is be
ing done at business establish
ments and offices rather than from
door to door.
This type of solicitation has
proven effective as a rule, Vroo
man said.
However, this could be the cause
of the lack of cooperation in many
cases, since many employees of
the college live in Bryan, and may
feel that they have no obligation
to the drive or some of the 15
charities which the drive sup
Nevertheless, the charities and
organizations to which the Com
munity Chest pledges its funds are
all selected on the basis of how
much good they will benefit the
pqople of the community. The
chest was set up to make it possi
ble for citizens to make their ep-
tire year’s charity contributions at
One time and eliminate numerous
solicitations throughout the year.
Since the common practice is to
solicit at the place of employment,
all who work in the A&M College
Station area should feel it their
duty to realize the value of the
fund and their obligation to it.
It would seem that such a drive
would not be met with any of the
opposition Vrooman reported.;
The chest goal can only be reach
ed through full cooperation of the
Vrooman said that twice as many
brochures as last year have been
printed due to demand, and that
drive officials were hoping to gain
the goal of $14,950 by the time the
drive ends next Tuesday. Last
year’s chest fell short of the $14,-
000 goal.
One interesting sidelight to the
drive is the color of signs placed
around the city to promote the col
lection. The signs are printed in
the flaming orange and white col
ors of A&M’s biggest rival, Texas
Vrooman explained the matter
“Not only does the orange and
white show up light reflections at
night better, but also the coloring
of the signs has created more in
terest and people inquire about
them, making contacts easier,” he
Weather Today
College Station forecast calls for
generally cloudy skies with scat
tered thundershowers today, to
night and tomorrow.
Rainfall totaling .11 inch was re
corded for the 24-hour period end
ing at 8 this morning. The relative
humidity at that time was 100
per cent, and the temperature, 66
Yesterday’s high temperature
was 70 degrees at 5 p. m., and this
morning’s low, 64 degrees at 4:30.
Homecoming Queen
—Battalion Staff Photo
Miss Millie Caughlin, Consolidated High
School Senior holds the bouquet and auto
graphed football presented her by the team
as she was crowned Homecoming Queen Fri
day night at the halftime ceremonies of the
CHS-Cypress Fairbanks game. Miss Caugh
lin was also presented a kiss by both the
team’s co-captains, Billy Kavanaugh (with
Miss Caughlin) and Steadman Davis (not
‘Okies ’ Second;
Auburn Third
In spite of a close call in winning their sixth straight
game this season, the defense-minded Texas Aggies strength
ened their hold on in the weekly Associated Press!
national ranking poll of college football teams.
The sports writers and broadcasters who dropped Okla
homa from the lead after a couple of close ones, strung along
with the Aggies after their 7*6 victory over Arkansas.
Oklahoma’s Sooners, who again won unconvincingly,
barely remained in front of Auburn, another strong defensive
team that seldom wins by big scores, in the heaviest ballot
ing of the season.
In voting by 201 writers and broadcasters from P>8
states and the District of Columbia, they increased their
margin to more than 200 points.
Scoring is on the basis of 10 points for each first-place
vote, nine for second, etc. Texas A&M, with 65 votes for
first, piled up 1,777 points.
Auburn actually led Oklahoma in first-place votes, 50-
48, but the Sooners drew 45 for second and 43 for third
against 32 and 52 and scored a bit better on the voting fur
ther down the line. As a result it was Oklahoma second
with 1,562 points and Auburn third with 1,536.
The top ten teams with points on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
basis (first-place votes and won-lost records in parentheses) :
Texas A&M (65) (7-0)
Oklahoma (48) 6-0)
Auburn (50) (6-0)
Michigan State (6) (5-1)
Iowa (12) (5-0-1)
Ohio State (10) (5-1-)
Navy (6-1)
Army (5-1)
Tennessee (5-1)
N. C. State (3) (5-0-2)
The Second Ten
Michigan (4-1-1)
Arkansas (1) (5-2)
Oregon (6-1)
Mississippi (1) (6-1-)
Notre Dame (4-1)
Duke (5-1-1)
Mississippi State (5-1)
Georgia Tech (3-2-1)
Missouri (1) (5-1-1)
VMI (6-0-1)
House Praises Ags
For Spirit, Rating
Robert W. Baker, ’44, Houston
member of the Texas House of Rep
resentatives, has had a House Sim-
Senate Blood
Drive Needs
400 Donations
Sponsored by the Student
Senate and the College Station
Lions Club, a blood drive for
the National Hemophilia As
sociation is scheduled for
Wednesday when Aggies will be
asked to sign up as blood donors.
A non-profit group, the Wadley
Foundation, is collector of the
blood. They supply the desperately
needed blood to hemophiliacs in the
Their present reserve is almost
completely gone and the foundation
is depending on the Aggies to do
nate enough blood to build up the
Four hundred men are needed to
sign up as donors at a booth set up
in the Memorial Student Center to
morrow. Tuesday, Nov. 12, is do
nation day and with the aid of the
Gray Ladies, the Bryan Rotary
and other civic clubs, the donations
will be made.
Supervising physician is Dr.
Charles Lyons, director of the col
lege hospital.
According to Student Senate
spokesmen, this is an opportunity
for the men of A&M to show their
willingness to help others.
pie Resolution passed praising the
Aggies on their national rating.
Baker said the bill was intro
duced and passed through the ef
forts of Aggies in the House.
Wording of the resolution is as
WHEREAS, It is officially rec
ognized that nowhere in this world
is there displayed in one single
place silch a tremendous spirit as
that of Aggieland; and
WHEREAS, Now the Texas Ag
gies of A&M College are rated
Number One in the National foot
ball poll of the Associated Press;
WHEREAS, The Aggies were
Number One in 1939. This great
team exemplifies the spirit of A&M
and its wonderful history. Always
behind Aggies success is the
Twelfth Man of the Aggies Corps.
Ever inspiring is the Aggies band,
one of the finest military marching
units in the nation has been proven
by the national recognition the
band has received; and
WHEREAS, Coach Paul (Bear)
Bryant and the efficient staff have
done a gigantic job in forming this
Number One team and in making
A&M the talk of the football world
in 1957; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the Texas
House of Representatives congrat
ulates the Aggies, the coach and
staff and every last student at
A&M on their wonderful spirit and
success, and wishes continued vic
tory to each Twelfth Man in Ag
gieland as well as those who run
the ball.
Top Entertainment
Here Tonight at 8
Tonight at 8 will see some of the
bigger names in show business per
forming for Aggies in G. Rollie
White Coliseum as Ted Heath and
his orchestra, the Hi-Lo’s and Miss
Carmen McRae appear in a special
Miss McRae is one of the top
recording stars for Decca and has
appeared in movies and on radio
and television.
Ted Heath and his orchestra are
also stars of radio, television, stage
and screen and were here on the
campus last year, making quite a
hit with Aggies.
The Hi-Lo’s offer a unique
quartet arrangement which is cap
able of producing a variety of
entertaining sounds in their rendi
Reserved seats for the show are
52 and $2.60 and the general ad-
nission price is $1.25. Town Hdli
Tickets will not be honored.