The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 17, 1959, Image 1

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Forecast calls for clearing
skies this afternoon. Continued
fair tonight and Wednesday.
Published Daily on the Texas A&M College Campus
Election Filings
Open Now
Number 88: Volume 58
Price Five Cents
Semester Hours
Earned at A&M
Drop Last Year
A&M was one of two of the
eighteen state-supported colleges
and universities showing a decrease
jn percentage in number of semes-
teV hours of credits earned by stu
dents last year.
Texas Western College at El
Paso was the other school showing
a decrease.
C. H. Cavness, state auditor,
made the disclosure in announc
ing that the 18 colleges showed
an overal increase of 3.19 per
cent from 1957 to 1958.
A&M showed a 9.33 per cent
drop and Texas Western had a
1.2G loss.
Sam Houston was tops in in
creases with a 11.62 per cent rise.
North Texas State was second with
an increase of 8.94 per cent.
Percentage increases for the
other state-supported colleges and
universities: S. F. Austin State,
8.28; Lamar Tech, 7.31; West
Texas, 6.44; East Texas, 5.80; Ar
lington State, 5.56; Southwest
Texas, 4.01; University of Texas,
3.61; Texas Southern, 3.60; Tarle-
ton State, 3.09; Texas A&T, 2.16;
Texas Tech, 1.35; and Prairie View,
Newcomers Club
To Give Coffee
A coffee will be given for new
comers to A&M by Mrs. Earl Rud
der at her home Wednesday morn
ing from 9:30 till 11:30.
Purpose of the coffee is to give
the wives of new faculty members
and newcomers a chance to get
Officers and committee chairman
of the Newcomers Club will serve
as assistant hostesses.
Mrs. M. T. Harrington and wives
of past A&M presidents Gibb Gil
christ, T. O. Walton Si*, and S. C.
Bolton will be special guests at the
coffee. Other special guests include
the wives of the directors and
heads of the departments of the
“All wives of newcomers and fac
ulty newcomers are cordially in
vited to attend,” said Mrs. I. W.
Rupel, president of the club.
William Heye Named
Corps Sergeant Major
Made Official
By President
Sandra Mcllroy, 5-5 blonde
North Texas State College was chosen 1959
Combat Cutie at the Combat Ball Friday
night. She represented the Engineer Bat-
1959 Combat Cutie
freshman at talion and was escorted by Calvin Brum-
mett, senior on he 3rd Battalion staff. She
was chosen Yucca Beauty at NTSC this
Colorful ‘Weekend’
Ahead for Civilians
Dancing to soft music under the
light of the moon sprinkled with
the sparkle of lovely ladies will
highlight the Civilian Student
Council-sponsored Civilian Week
end this Saturday.
A special meeting of the Civil
ian Student Council will be held
today at 5 in the Brooks Room of
the YMCA to study the progress
of ticket sales for the Civilian
Barbecue and Ball. Reports will
also be heard from the various
working committees.
The barbecue is scheduled to be
gin Saturday at 4 p. m. in The
Grove. The Grove will also be the
setting for the dance that night
from 9-12 p. m. Tickets to the
barbecue are $1 for adults and 50
cents for children and must be
purchased no later than midnight
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ITS Performer
Joyce Tallman, modern jazz dancer from Texas Tech, per
forms at the eighth annual Intercollegiate Talent Show
held Friday night in G. Rollie White Coliseum. Miss Tall
man was one of ten acts from 15 college campuses which
entertained at the show.
Tickets to the ball are $1.50
per couple or stag and will be
available until the dance begins.
Tickets can be purchased from
Student Councilmen, dormitory and
apartment councilmen and from
the Department of Student Activ
ities, YMCA.
Activities will begin Friday af
ternoon with dormitory hamburger
fries and other dormitory <■ func
tions. There will be dancing at
Cafe Rue Pinalle later in the even
The barbecue Saturday will act
ually kick-off the “Weekend.” One-
half a barbecued chicken will be
served along with potato salad,
beans, pickles and onions. Cold
drinks will be served in six-ounce
Six members of the Prairie View
dance band will be on hand to pi*o-
vide music for the dinner. Each
dormitory and apartment sweet
heart contestant and the 1959 Ag
gie Sweetheart, Miss Millie Row
land, will be present. The Silver-
tones, an Aggie trio, will also en
The Prairie View Collegians, 20
in number, will bring their music
to The Grove Saturday night for
the semi-formal dance for Aggies
and their dates. Also here to en
tertain from Prairie View will be
The Dreamers, an outstanding male
quartet. In case of bad weather the
dance will be held in Sbisa Dining
During intermission at the Ball,
the 1959 Civilian Student Sweet
heart will be selected and then
crowned by Miss Rowland. Door
prizes from local merchants will
also be given away.
Special guests will include Pres
ident and Mrs. M. T. Harrington,
Vice President and Mrs Earl Rud
der, the Executive Committee of
the college, unit faculty advisors
and other college officials.
The Civilian Student Council has
also extended invitations to the
Corp of Cadets and all faculty
members. “The planning commit
tees have worked out programs
which will be enjoyable by all who
attend,” Roland Dommert, chair
man of the Civilian Weekend Pub
licity Committee, said • yesterday.
1959 Car Tags
On Sale in MSC
Automobile license plates went
on sale yesterday at the Memorial
Student Center and will be sold
until noon, March 31.
Raymond Buchanan, tax asses
sor and collector of Brazos County,
is extending their service, said
Mrs. Ann Keel, Memorial Student
Center Social Director.
Mrs. Keel said that all residents
of this area and college students
may obtain their license plates at
the MSC.
Senior Scouts
Give Program
For Lions Club
“The Goals and Objectives of
Senior Scouting” were given by a
group of six local 'Senior Girl
Scouts before the College Station
Lions Club Monday.
Accompanied by Mrs. Sid Love
less, senior advisor for the local
Girl Scouts district, each girl gave
a brief talk on a different phase of
senior Girl Scouting. Talks were
given by Jo Ann Storm, Bevei’ly
Ogg, Jeanelle LaMotte, Pamela
Stidham, Susan Wormeli and Pat
sy Varvel.
Also appearing as a guest of
the club was Marilyn McElroy,
who will be the Lions’ duchess to
the annual Cotton Pageant and
Ball to be held April 17. Miss
McElroy, 16-year old junior at
A&M Consolidated High School,
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Earl McElroy of 105 Cooner St.
President David Fitch told the
Lions their blood drive held in co
operation with the Student Senate
which netted 400 pints of blood,
was an “unqualified success”. He
read club members a letter from
Mrs. T. M. Ray, president of the
Leukemia Foundation, expressing
gratitude of the foundation for the
“largest and best organized drive
ever held for the foundation.”
Fitch added that a group of
medical research men from the
Wadley Institute of Dallas, collect
ors of the blood, had predicted that
a cure would be found for the
blood “cancer” within the -next
three years.
William B. Heye Jr. was an
nounced Corps sergeant major
at the Military Ball Saturday
night by Corps Commander
Donald R. Cloud.
Interviews were conducted of 15
outstanding juniors by Cloud, De
puty Corps Commander Randy
Curtis and the wing and regimen
tal commanders to pick nominees
for the position.
Final appointment was made by
President M. T. Harrington.
“I think Heye will do an out
standing job,” Col. Joe E. Davis
said regarding Heye’s appointment.
Heye, the son of Mrs. William
B. Heye Sr. of San Antonio, is an
electrical engineering major. Prior
to his selection as sergeant major,
he was Corps scholastic sergeant.
A member of the Ross Volun
teers, Heye has an overall grade
point ratio of 2.89. He is associate
editor of The Engineer, vice pres
ident of the Radio Club and a mem
ber of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta
Pi and the Institute of Radio En
Last year he was outfit clerk
for Squadron 11, treasui’er of the
Radio Club, treasurer of the New
man Club, writer for The Engineer,
member of the Institute of Radio
Engineers and outstanding elec
trical engineer in Eta Kappa Nu.
His freshman year he was out
standing freshman in the Corps,
best-drilled freshman in Squadron
11, a member of the Freshman
Drill Team, president of the Fresh
man Engineering Society, writer
for The Engineer, outstanding elec
trical engineering freshman in Eta
Kappa Nu and a member of Phi
Eta Sigma, the Newman Club and
the Radio Club.
New Responsibility
William Heye Jr., seated, newly appointed Corps sergeant
major, looks over papers with Corps Commander Don
Cloud. Heye was announced Corps sergeant major at the
Military Ball Saturday night.
Kiwanians Selling
Like ‘Hot Cakes 9
College Station Kiwanians put
on their selling moods over the
weekend and sold ducats like “hot
cakes” for “hot cakes” as they en
tered their final week of vending
tickets for the annual Bryan and
College Station Kiwanis Clubs'
Pancake Supper.
The supper, which includes all
the pancakes, bacon and coffee or
milk the purchaser can eat for a
package price of 50 cents a ticket,
will be held from 4-9 p. m. Satur
day at the Army Reserve Center,
511 Carson St., Bryan.
MSC Committees
Choose Chairmen
Chairmen for 11 Memorial Stu
dent Center committees were an
nounced last night to serve dur
ing 1959-60, at the first joint
meeting of all MSC committees.
Sponsored by the MSC Directo
rate, the meeting was held in the
newly-evacuated basement area
of the Center. Each new commit
tee chairman was introduced and
members of the various commit
tees gave brief scripts portraying
“typical” activities of their groups.
Committee chairmen named for
1959-60 are: Radio, Richard Mc-
Gaughy; Browsing Library. Don
Zirkle; Great Issues, Mike Mc
Guire; Camera, Billy Ray Smith;
Flying Kadets; James H. Willess:
Creative Arts, John Garggis; Re
cital Series, Gordon Reynolds;
SCONA, Jarrel Gibbs; Bowling,
John Ponica; Dance, Tom Withey;
Film Society, Ed Saenz.
Chairmen for the Music, Chess,
Bridge and Public Relations com
mittees will not be named until
a later date.
President Eisenhower Says
U. S. Will Not Retreat From Duty
of President Ensenhower’s radio
television broadcast last night:
We will not retreat one inch from
our duty. We will not be the first
to breach the peace.
We cannot try to purchase peace
by forsaking two million free peo
ple of Berlin.
As long as the Communist em
pire continues to seek world dom
ination we shall have to face
threats to the peace, of varying
character and location.
To build toward peace and main
tain free world security will re
quire action in every field of hu
man enterprise.
All history has taught us the
firm lesson that no nation has
ever been successful in avoiding
the terrors of war by refusing to
defend its rights—by attempting to
placate aggression.
The risk of war
if we stand firm/
is minimized
Assuming developments that
justify a summer meeting at the
summit, the United States would
be ready to participate in this ef
The design of our defense is the
pi’oduct of the best composite
judgment available for the ful
fillment of our security needs.
The capacity of our combined
striking forces represents an al
most unimaginable destructive
power. More and more this great
retaliatory force will feature in
termediate as well as long-range
missiles capable of reaching any
target on earth.
We are engaged in an endless
process of research, development
and production to equip our forces
with new weapons.
I believe the American people
want, are entitled to, can indefi
nitely pay for, now have and will
continue to have a modern, effec
tive and adequate military estab
lishment. Any misguided effort to
reduce defense funds below what
I have recommended weakens the
sentries of freedom wherever they
We have heard that our military
posture has been subordinated to
a balanced budget, to the jeopardy
of our national defense, that our
defenses are inadequate to meet
recurrent Communist threats. Such
assertions as these are simply not
true. They are without foundation.
It is not likely, however, that
such assertions will lead the So
viet Union to miscalculate our
true strength—and this is indeed
Reynolds and Zirkle were re
named to the positions they have
held this year.
Ronald Buford, president of the
MSC Council and Dh*ectorate, in
troduced all members of the MSC
Council present and recognized
sponsors of the various Center
Buford told the group that the
meeting was the first of its kind
and designed to give the council
and committee members a closer
relationship and clearer under
standing of the function of each
working body of the Center.
Following the introductions and
skits, refreshments were served to
the more than 100 guests attend
Filing for Officers
Open This Week
Filings for class offices opened
yesterday in the Office of Student
Activities and will remain open
until 5 p. m., March 23.
Primary elections will be held
April 8. Runoffs are scheduled for
April 15.
The Class of ’60 will elect a
president, vice president, secretary-
social secretary, historian, student
entertainment manager and two
yell leaders.
The Class of ’61 will elect a
president, vice president, secretary-
treasurer, social secretary and two
yell leaders.
The Class of ’62 will elect a pres
ident, vice president, secretary-
treasurer and social secretary.
The civilian yell leader will be
elected from and by the civilian
students in a general election sche
duled April 30.
W. D. (Pete) Hardesty, student
organziations advisor, urged all
students to vote at the seven vot
ing machines that will be located in
the hallway between the Bowling
Alley and the Fountain Room of
the Memorial Student Center.
Hardesty said, “I would further
urge all prospective candidates for
offices to drop by the Office of
Student Activities for more infor