The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 01, 1960, Image 1

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The Battalion Volume 59 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 1960 Number 94 Two Candidates Win Clear Titles In Thursday Class Elections 36 Face Runoffs; Voting Day Two Aggies wait their turn at the voting machines which were set up in the Memorial Student Center yesterday. Class offices for the classes of ’61, ’62 and ’63 were being filled. 62 Freshmen Eligible Phi Eta Sigma Inducts Tuesday By BEN TRAIL Assistant News Editor Approximately three per cent of the Class of ’63,—62 freshmen—will be inducted as pledges of Phi Eta Sigma, at 4:30 p. m. in the Assembly Room and Birch Room of the Me morial Student Center Tuesday. Phi Eta Sigma is the National ——-— Freshman Honor Society. The A&M chapter was founded in 1949 and is advised by Dr. J. W. Dob son, professor in the Department of Biplogy and counselor for The Basic Division, and C. H. Ransdell, Rssociate director of The Basic Di vision. In order to be considered for en trance into Phi Eta Sigma, a can didate must have posted a 2.5 or better GPR in his beginning se mester or have attained a 2.5 GPR average for his freshman year. Membership is for life in this fra ternity that emphasizes scholar ship. Phi Eta Sigma members and pledges will hold a Spring Banquet on April 26. The following students are eli gible for induction: Roger W. Alexander, DeKalb chemistry major; John A. Bacon, Dallas geophysics major; Roy F. Baldarrama, Bryan physics major; Gar’y L. Balser, Dallas civil engi neering major; Payl E. Bergstrom, Dallas electrical engineering ma jor. Charles L. Blaschke, Skidmore pre-law major; Thomas J. Boe- decker, San Antonio English ma jor; Gene F. Brossniann, Schulen- berg pre-medicine major; Robert E. Bryant, Lake Jackson civil en gineering major; David N. Chap man, Hamilton chemical engineer ing major; Russell J. Christie, Tulsa, Okla., pre-veterinary major. Charles W. Cockrell, San An tonio aeronautical engineering ma jor; Larry E. Collier, Corpus Christi electrical engineering ma jor; Jerry R. Cox, Saratoga, Calif., aeronautical engineering major; Richard C. Davis, San Angelo mathematics and physics major; Richard A. Dennis, St. Joseph pre- (See PHI on Page 3) Episcopal Group Leaves for Meet Eleven members'of the Episco pal Student Assn, of A&M will leave today in individually owned cars to attend the annual Canter bury Conference which, according to Secretary Tom Wiley, is to be held at Sam Houston State Teach er’s College in Huntsville. They will join students from other colleges of Texas in the re ligious observation that it high lighted by a banquet Saturday night in Belvin Hall. Main speak er of the conference will be the Rev. James P. Clements. According to Wiley, the group will be housed in the college dorm itories during their stay. The conference will end Sunday morning. That evening the A&M students will return to the cam pus. Cotton Ball Plans Closing Final plans for the 26th annual Cotton Ball and Pageant Friday, April 8, are being completed with a 21-inch television set or an equivalent amount of money ($180) to be awarded te the cadet outfit purchasing the largest number of tickets to the event. The presentation of the set will be made as soon after the contest is concluded Thursday as possible. In the event of a tie, the outfit with the largest per cent partici- nation (number of tickets sold di vided by the number of men in the outfit) will receive the award. Vying for Queen Cotton One hundred eighty-six duch esses vying for the coveted Cotton Queen award will feature the so cial event. In addition, Johnny Watkins, farm director of KWTX- TV in Waco and KBTX in Bryan will be the master of ceremonies, while Harold Henk, senior agron omy major from Seguin will pre side as King Cotton. The duchesses represent mothers clubs, campus clubs, student wives clubs, former . students clubs, hometown clubs, other colleges and universities and student organiza tions across the state. Crowned by Cong. Teague The Pageant will be held in Guion Hall at 7:30 p.m. with the crowning of Henk as King Cotton by the Hon. Olin E. Teague, U. S. congressman of the 6th District, and the presentation and corona tion of Queen Cotton highlighting the activity. Queen Cotton will be selected by Miss Dorothy Sinz of The Dal las Times Herald, Mrs. Kim Daw son of the American Fashion Assn, and George Dawson, fashion photo grapher for the association. The parade of duchesses Will be opened by the Agronomy Society Sweetheart, Miss Emily Ward, fol lowed by the presentation of the duchesses. The presentation will also include the Troubadors, a solo by Miss Virginia McBride and The Emeralds. Participated in ’47 The master of ceremonies, Wat kins, is a member and graduate in the Class of ’48 with a B.S. de gree in agronomy. He partici pated in the 1947 Ball and Page ant and has been a farm director of the Waco and Bryan stations for nine years. Watkins is married and has two children. King Cotton, Henk, is a cadet captain of Co. E-2 and an out standing agronomy student. Tickets for the Pageant will re main on sale until Thursday at 5 p.m. Ducats will be sold at the ticket booth in the Memorial Stu dent Center or through Corps units at $1 each. No information will be given as to the cadet organization leading in the contest until the conclusion of the contest. The decision of the Agronomy Society is final con cerning the selection of the win ning outfit. Court Personalities The King’s Court will include Charles Blue, Alan Ford, Allan Marburger, Boyd Procter, Anton Coy, John O’Connor, William Stuhrenberg and Walter Willms. Tickets to the ball will be $2.50, stag or drag. €S Votes Tuesday For Four Offices College Station residents will go to the polls Tuesday to elect a mayor and three councilmen for two-year terms. The mayor will elected at large for a two-year term. Ernest Lang ford is unopposed for re-election as College Station mayor. One councilman from each ward will be elected in Tuesday’s elec tion for a term of two years. Three of the six councilmen are elected each year. Dr. Carl Landiss is running, un opposed, for re-election in the first Ward. Ward 1 voters will vote in the Music Room of the A&M Consolidated School. The Culpepper-Manning Insur ance Office is the site of Ward 2’s voting booths. Ward 2 voters will find J. H. Sorrels 4s running for re-election, unopposed. In Ward 3, A. P. Boyett is standing for re-election without opposition. Ward 3 voters will place their ballots in the voting boxes in the College Station City Hall. Let’s Face It: Mumps Gay Bo, the bulldog, isn’t so gay about it, but the dog doc tor said mumps and Gay Bo does what he can to make it easier, with the help of three year old Clay Rue of Fort Worth. Will Clay catch the mumps from Gay Bo? Pro bably not, said the vet, “But let me know if he does, “he told Clay’s mother with a glint of professional interest. (AP Wirephoto) - Voting Set Saturday at Music Room CHS Election Rally Held Young Farmers Set Field Day April 18 The state association of Young Farmers of Texas will hold its annual field day program on April 18 at Texas A. and M. College. Dr. J. R. Jackson of the Department of Agricultural Education said a wide variety of - * ' speakers and subjects will be heard on the program, which is designed to bring Young Farmer members up on the latest develop ments and ' problems in agricul ture. Starting at 8 a. m. in the Me morial Student Center, the pro gram will be opened by Gordon Koonce of Wharton, president of the Young Farmers, and Dr. G. M. Watkins, dean of the A&M School of Agriculture, who will deliver an address of welcome. All speakers are members of the A&M staff. They are Dr. J. C. Gaines, head of the Department of Entomology; Dr. Wayne Hall, head of the Department of Plant Physiology, who will discuss resi dues of insecticides and herbicides; J. H. McHaney, Cecil Parker and Dr. K. R. Tefertiller, all of the Department of Agricultural Eco nomics, “Economic Outlook for Agriculture;” Dr. M. A. Brown and Dr. R. E. Leighton, both of the Department of Dairy Science, “Breeding Cows for High Non-Fat Milk Solids” and “Relation of Bet ter Milking to Mastitis Control.” Also, G. T. King, T. D. Tanksley and Doug Wythe, “Beef and Port Carcass Evaluation;” Dr. John Quisenberry and E. D. Parnell, both of the Department of Poultry Science, “Problems Confronting the Poultry Industry and Research Now Underway;” Price Hobgood, of the Department of Agriculture Engineering, “Automatic Feed Pro cessing and Handling;” and a tour of the college plantation conducted by J. E. Roberts, farm manager. The field day is sponsored by the Texas Department of Agricul tural Education in co-operation with the School of Agriculture. 1,391 Cast Votes By ALAN PAYNE Assistant News Editor Two positions were decided outright and 36 students advanced to next Wednesday’s runoffs in Thurday’s Class Elections. Ronnie Frazier was elected Class of ’61 Student Enter tainment Manager and Pat K. Crouch was elected as a rep resentative to the MSC Council from the Class of ’62. A total of 1,391 votes were cast, with a total of 469 by the Class of ’63 heading the totals. The Class of ’61 contri buted 459 votes and the Class of ’62 contributed 463. Class of ’61 Marvin J. Girouard, with 104 votes, and Larry J. Hay- good, with 65 votes, will compete for the Class of ’61 presi- 7 : ♦'dent position. Others who were eliminated yesterday in the order of the votes they received were Rush McGinty, M. Paul Martin, Mac Bolton, Luke Soules, Frank P. Hernandez, Ken J. Demel, Darrell Pausky and J. K. (Joe College) Russell. Running in the vice presidential runoff for the Class ’61 will be Mike Ogg who polled 107 votes and Guy Keeling who had,71 votes. Others according to the number of votes they polled were Larry M. Dubuisson, Ronnie L. May, A. C. Hill, A. Wayne Dunlap, Charlie Brown, Tim Cockburn and Willis Ward. Class of ’61 secretary-treasurer finalists will be Nevel Ehrhardt who had 94 votes and T. (Stump) Reid who had 88. Those eliminated were John Bounds, E. D. Rigsby, Scott McKay, Jackson C. La- Grone and Bow Bow Bower. Monty G. Montgomery with 77 votes and Darryl Bush with 75 votes reached the runoff in the Class of ’61 social secretary race. Skipper Post, Eddie H. Harris, George W. Vogt, Joe H. Hegyesi and Charlie Preston followed in that order. In the Class of ’61 historian race, Bob Burnside with 91 votes and Giles L. Dodson with 54 reach ed the runoff. Following in order were Randy L. Yeargen, Kraut Sterzing, Tiger Brown, Bob Col lins, Buddy Bradford, Bernie Ber man, Jim C. Smith and Dan A. Grohn. In the Class of ’61 student en tertainment manager race, one of the two races decided without ben efit of a runoff, Frazier edged Joe M. Powell by a margin of 209-203. Ronny J. Hampton, with 134 votes, and Bob Laii’d, with 117 votes, reached the runoff in the race for the Class of ’61 MSC Council delegate position. Others (See 36 MAKE on Page 3) Brazos County Opens Annual Cancer Crusade For a second successive year, “Guard Your Family” will be the rallying note of the Brazos County Cancer Crusade which opened to day. Directors of the crusade are William A. Zieren and Mrs. R. J. Baldauf. “The family theme will again be linked with the life-saving phrase, ‘Fight Cancer with a Checkup and a Check’,” Zieren said. “The national drive was the most successful in the history of the Cancer Society,” he said. “No ceiling was set on the amount of money needed and none is set for the 1960 Cancer .Cru sade,” Zieren stated. The Cancer Society supports more than 1,000 scientists who are trying to defeat cancer for all time. But there is so much we can do about this disease right now. Right now we can, and must try to save the lives that are wasted every year. I refer to the 85,000 people who die of caneer simply because they don’t get to the doc tor in time, he concluded. Dr. Hall Attends Disease Meet Dr. Charles F. Hall, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology, is par ticipating in the 14th annual meet ing of Animal Disease Research Workers in the Southern States being held today and Friday at By BOB SAILE Battalion- Staff Writer A small group of College Sta tion residents heard talks from three Consolidated School trustee candidates and one candidate’s representative at a community pre-election rally held Thursday night in the A&M Consolidated High School Auditorium. The rally was sponsored by the College Station Kiwanis Club and was held to familiarize voters with the candidates and issues in the trustee election to be held Satur day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the A&M Consolidated High School Music Room. Candidates running for two va cancies on the Consolidated School Board are Henry L. Allen, Charles G. Carroll, John Longley, Herb Thompson and Milton Ford. Allen and Carroll are present members of the board and are running for re-election. Thompson, Allen, Longley and J. B. Carroll, son of Charles Car- roll and representing his father, gave short talks on their plans and objectives in regard to the school board. The other candidate, Mil- ton Ford, was not present. H. E. Burgess presided at the meeting and introduced the speak ers. He allowed each speaker five minutes and began the program by introducing Thompson. Thompson told the group “my objective, if elected to the board, will be to emphasize the securing of better qualified teachers and the money to pay salaries which will keep these teachers at Con solidated.” Thomspson said he considered the teaching staff to be the most important part of education. Answers Questions The second speaker, Longley, gave answers to two questions which he said various persons had asked him. The first question, he said, concerned the integration problem. Longley said he is not in favor of integration at the present time, because complete in tegration would not be “the best move right now.” The other question Longley an- ewered concerned replacement of teachers, He said he felt chat the primary objective of a teacher was to teach a child how to live. ‘be replaced. . .’ “If the teacher is not doing this, he should be replaced,” Longley said. J. B. Carroll, a senior at A&M, spoke in his father’s place, ex plaining that his father was un able to attend. Carroll said his fa ther was “very much in favor of the new building program.” Carroll told the group his fa ther has talked to Negroes in and around College Station and be lieves that they are more in favor of equal school facilities than com plete integration. Henry Allen, the last candidate to speak, said he couldn’t answer the integration question and the teacher salary problem. However, he urged College Station residents to voice their opinions on questions such as these, so that he or any other members of the school board might be better able to make nec essary decisions. Question Period A ten-minute question and an swer period followed the talks by the four men. In answer to one question, Long ley said “If it takes a sales tax to pay teachers higher salaries, then I’m in favor of it.” Thompson said he didn’t know where the money for higher teach er salaries would come from, but expressed the belief that “where there’s a will, there’s a way.” I; 1 i t ■' ] ■ ■ ’ ' V: .= V 4 ^ "" v-x- . ->4 i • .. .4 4 i# IMP * la A '■ ■■’ •' '' • Hff -A-:' ^4- '' ' - i § nr if fiillill Jl liffP: * llf|Jl||l|il m] I % ■ ■ ■'. IVl l M ^ ■ —v Rf WBL . *1 a* ^— f \ - " ) r dV WjfTTi I j I , li.T |! • Consolidated School Board Rally standing, addresses the Others in the picture, left to right, J. B. Carroll; John Longley and Harry L. Allen. One candidate, Milton Ford, was not present at the meeting. Election will be held Satur day at the A&M Consolidated Music Room. Herb Thompson, audience at Thursday night’s school board election rally sponsored by the College Sta tion Kiwanis Club. Seated at the table is H. S. Burgess who presided at the meeting. Architects Show Plans for Centers In Dallas Saturday Designs and a rpodel for a nu clear research center and a datp, computing and research center for the Dallas-Fort Worth area wei’e shown in Dallas Saturday by five A&M fifth-year architectural de sign students. The designs, models and draw ings of the facilities were shown to representatives of IBM Corp, and the Great Southwest Corp. Frank Meier of Dallas; James Smith of Weatherford; and Bill Kellett of Bryan, were designers of the nuclear research center while Larry Walls of Fort Worth and Sanford Collins of Marshall designed the data computing and research center. “Both IBM and the Great South west Corporation took a lively in terest in the ‘Research Island’, said Meier. He said the proposed research island was designed to serve the Southwest both in data computing and research in nuclear fields— both relatively new and fast grow ing fields.