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The Battalion
Volume 59
Number 97
A&M’s Cemetery
Battalion Staff Writer Tommy Holbein ex- is one of 10 people buried in A&M’s Ceme-
amines the headstone on the grave of one- tery. For details op the cemetery see Worth
time A&M President L. L. Foster. Foster Mentioning on Page 2.
Dinner oi Faculty, Board
Aimed at Better Relations
A step toward closer relations
between the A&M faculty and the
A&M College System Board of
Directors will be taken April 22
with a dinner in Sbisa Dining Hall
Banquet Room, the day before the
spring meeting of the Board.
In a memorandum from Presi
dent Earl Rudder, it was deter
mined by the Executive Committee
that the most feasible means
toward this improved relationship
was to conduct “an annual stag
dinner of faculty, System personnel
of comparable rank to our. faculty
and the Board of Directors to be
held each year at the spring meet
ing of the Board. Since the next
Board meeting will be held on
April 23, the first such occasion
The April meeting of the Brazos
County Teachers Assn, will be held
Monday night at 7:30 at Ben Mi
lam Elementary School, according
to an announcement by Jim Tom
House, president of the associa
The main item on the agenda
will be a symposium conducted by
A. R. Denney, chairman of the
Brazos County Teacher Ethics and
Professional Standards Committee.
Assisting Denney will be C. E. Orr,
principal of Travis Elementary
School, Mrs. C. K. Leighton aad
Mrs. A. E. Carrier, teachers at
A&M Consolidated Elementary and
Lamar Junior High School, re
spectively. Denney is principal at
Bowie Elementary School.
Other items on the agenda will
be a report from the nominating
committee of the election of new
officers for the 1960-61 school
year, a report from the delegation
that recently attended the Distinct
I TSTA meeting in Beaumont and
an announcement of building rep
resentatives for the 12 county
Mrs. S. C. Kirby and other mem
bers of the Ben Milam faculty will
serve refreshments following the
meeting. Mrs. Kirby is chairman
of the social committee.
be on the evening of April
Stag, Informal, Dutch Treat
The dinner will be stag, informal
and a dutch treat. It is slated for
7 p.m. and cost of the meal will
be $2.
Members of the Board of Direc
tors will be asked to form a re
ceiving line so members of the
teaching staff may meet and greet
them. After the reception, mem
bers of the Board will be asked to
join separate tables for the dinner.
H. B. Zachary, president of the
Board of Directors, will be asked
to make after-dinner remarks.
Each dean of the respective
schools on the campus and E. L.
Angell of the Board have been
provided a number of tickets for
purchase by personnel in their re
spective areas. The number sold
will be reported April 15.
“Meets With Approval . .
Commenting on the event, Presi
dent Rudder said, “I sincerely hope
that this plan for a social gather
ing meets with the approval of all.
I personally am looking forward
to it. Although attendance is com
pletely voluntary, I hope a large
number of the faculty will be
On Top: Girouard, Hall,
Thomas; 17 Posts Filled
To Aid In Sciences
A&M Students
Get Fellowships
Six A&M graduate students
were awarded fellowships by the
National Science Foundation to
aid them in their graduate studies
in the sciences, mathematics and
Of the 1,190 co-operative grad
uate fellowships awarded for the
1960-61 academic year, Hollis C.
Boehme, a senior Liberal Arts ma
jor from Mabank, received a fel
lowship in physics; Michael L. Mc
Guire from College Station, a sen
ior majoring in chemical engineer
ing, received a fellowship in chem
istry; and Eddie Reyna, a grad
uate student from Bryan received
a fellowship in physics.
Summer fellowships for grad
uate teaching assistants went to
James A. Hooks from Tallahassee,
Fla., a graduate student in geology
who received a fellowship in earth
sciences; Stephen V. Jennings, a
petroleum engineering graduate
student from Allison Park, Pa.,
Senate Meet
Slated at 7:15
The Student Senate will meet
tonight in the Senate Chamber of
the Memorial Student Center.
Included on the Senate agenda
are the unfinished business along
with reports from the standing
Reports will be heard on the
Twelfth Man Bowl, the Muster
Program, the Outstanding Staff
Member and the new business
will involve the Aggie Mother of
the Year Award and discussion
of the meeting after the Muster
Concerning Adoption of Standards
Honor Code Opinions Vary
Battalion Staff Writer
the past few weeks, the Arts
Sciences Council has been
studying the possibilities of adopt
ing an honor code for the school.
When different students within
the School of Arts and Sciences
were interviewed concerning the
adoption of an honor code, varied
opinions were expressed.
Jim Riley, junior journalism ma
jor from Houston living in Dorm
17, said, “I feel that honor begins
with the individual, and because
of this, I am against the code
being accepted by the School of
Arts and Sciences. If the indi
vidual student doesn’t have honor.
It won’t be instilled in him by hav
ing an honor code.”
‘if it were established. . .’
“Besides,” said Riley, “I don’t
think anyone who does cheat
wants his buddies to see him, be
cause he knows it is dishonorable.
He tries to remain unexposed, any
way, so the honor code would not
be a great thwart to dishonesty
in such a case. But if it were es
tablished, I would be willing to
give it a try, and follow it.”
Alan B. Caldwell, junior historj
major from Houston living in Pur
year, said, “I’d vote against it
because I believe in the theory
that it is someone else’s busines:
if he wants to cheat, not my own
I don’t believe that I could report
anyone for cheating, and I fee
that the professor should accept it
as his duty to prevent dishonest;
from happening in the classroom
Asked if he would support tin
honor code if it were established,
and why, Rush McGinty, junior
pre-law major from Abilene living
in Dorm 16, said, “Yes, I would
definitely support it. I think ba
sically the idea of an honor code
within the School of Arts and Sci
ences is a very good thing, and if
it were established, it would do a
lot of good for the School and its
various departments.”
“It will be hard to regulate at
first, because a certain per cent
of students who will try to take
advantage of it. But if students
will back it, with the help of the
professors, it will do a great deal
oward cutting down on cheating
on the part of students within the
School, of Arts and Sciences. The
honor code will give Aggies the
basic pespect for honesty in the
work we take credit for, and the
espect of the work of our fellow
tudents. If you don’t try to help
/our fellow student by pointing out
lis wrongs to him, you are hurting
lim,” said McGinty.
Richard Alvarado, sophomore
listory major from San Antonio,
.aid, “A&M definitely needs an
lonor code, but the whole student
•ody needs to be conditioned to
ccept it, and this is true of stu-
lents in the School of Arts and
Sciences just like any other school.
)ver the years, the tradition has
<een to stand by our Aggies bud-
lies in time of need, but the ques-
:ion of character and pure honesty
ihould be view in a different light
han what the popular interpreta-
ion has always been, concerning
.he classroom.”
“I would support the adoption
of an honor code in the School of
Arts and Sciences, because a stu
dent shouldn’t be protected if he is
dishonest in the classroom, simply
because he is a “fellow Aggie.”
Through the slow process of con
ditioning, and acceptance, I feel
that the unscrupulous people who
would ordinarily be inclined to
cheat, might begin to understand
that it would not be worthwhile
in the classroom.”
When asked if he felt the ac
ceptance of an honor code within
the School of Arts and Sciences
would help alleviate a situation
where certain students depended
upon their ability to cheat to pass
a course, Robert S. Dunn, senior
English major from Corpus Christi
living in Law Hall, said if the
code were firmly established and
solidly based, he would support it.
“The threat of someone’s turn
ing a persori in would cause some
individuals to think twice before
trying to dishonestly pass an ex
amination. But I believe that if
an honor code were established, it
should be clearly defined within
the code what dishonesty should
consist of, and what the restric
tions placed on a person would be,”
said Dunn.
‘techniques will improve. . .’
A different opinion concerning
the effectiveness of an honor code
to prevent cheating in a classroom
was stated by Reid Armstrong,
sophomore physics major from
“The honor code if installed in
the School of Arts and Sciences
wouldn’t work so well, because
within the classes there is too
much of a cross-section of char
acter, and within a variety of in
dividuals such as is found in a
class, conformacy is difficult to
effectively achieve. I believe the
habitual cheaters who have per
fected a method of cheating to be
used under the eyes of the profes
sor would apply their talents to
developing more effective tech
niques to be used against their
Alberto Saldana, junior account
ing major from Hebbronville liv
ing in Walton Hall, said, “I think
an honor code would be a ’ very
good thing, and the idea of using
the School of Arts and Sciences as
a nucleus, a testing ground, should
prove worthwhile if the students
will cooperate. An honor code is
needed, because right now, there
is entirely too much cheating going
on. Of course, I don’t like the
idea of turning someone in for
cheating, but I believe the honor
code could be worked on a system
of student control where if exer
cised effectively, this wouldn’t be
“Students can make it very un
pleasant for a cheater in their
midst without reporting him to
the professor, Ymd I feel that if
the students were made to realize
how much a person’s individual
grades affect the entire class,
through curves, or just opinion on
the part of the professor, they
wouldn’t permit such activity as
dishonesty to happen in a class
room,” said Saldana.
who received his fellowship in en
gineering; and Jerry D. Ramsey,
an industrial , engineering major
from College Station, who received
a fellowship in engineering.
The National Science Founda
tion annually awards fellowships
to students in six Texas universi
ties to aid them in their graduate
Due April 13
Students have until Wednesday,
April 13, to pay their third install
ment to the Fiscal Office. The
amount of the payment is $49.40.
CSC Filings
For Next Year
Close Friday
Sophomores, juniors, 5th year,
6th year and graduate students
have until 5 p.m. Friday to file
for positions on the Civilian Stu
dent Council.
According to Robert O. Murray,
counselor with the Basic Division,
filings may be made with W. G.
Breazeale, 1-H Puryear; R. L.
Melcher, 27 Milner, or R. O. Mur
ray, 212 Basic Division Building.
To qualify for the class repre
sentative positions, a person must
have a grade point ratio of 1.25
and plan to attend school both next
fall and spring. He must also be
free of scholastic or disciplinary
probation and have been a civilian
student living in the civilian area
this semester.
Elections will be held Monday
from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the civilian
dormitory area and in College
View and Project House.
Day students may vote in the
lobby of the Housing Office on the
ground floor of the YMCA Build
ing all day Monday.
Winners will be announced be
fore the Easter holidays.
Nuclear Fallout
Almost Complete
CLEVELAND, Ohio (A 5 )—Long
hush-hush studies have revealed
that all but 10 to 15 per cent of
the fallout from nuclear bomb tests
of the last 15 years has now fallen
to the ground, it was reported to
Clearly indicating that what
ever radioactive hazard may exist
for man from tests already held,
the die is now essentially cast, the
report was prepared for the 137th
national meeting of the American
Chemical Society.
The figures, disclosed as devel
oped principally from Department
of Defense studies of the strato
sphere, are in sharp variance with
recent estimates of some scientists.
The later estimates have fig
ured that as much as one third of
all the radioactive debris from
bomb tests conducted by the nu
clear powers still remains in the
stratosphere and that the maxi
mum level on the earth would not
be achieved until two to four years
from now.
Disclosure of the new figures
was made by Dr. J. Laurence Kulp
of Columbia University at a news
Close in
Marvin Girouard
. . . President "61
Battalion Managing Editor
Marvin Girouard, Malcolm Hall and Tony Thomas rode
high yesterday as presidents of their respective classes as
17 posts were filled at the close of the spring election run
offs yesterday in the Memorial Student Center.
Girouard was elected president of the Class of ’61, amass
ing 200 votes to the 151 totaled by Larry Haygood, his run
off opponent. Hall took the top slot in the Class of ’62 with
260 votes, defeating the 133 counted by Danny Deupree in
the runoff. Thomas reigned as president of the Class of ’63
with 270 votes, topping the 214 posted, by runnerup Roger
Other Offices
In other class offices, Mike
Ogg captured the vice presi
dent position of the Class of
’61, while Tommy Reid took
the secretary-treasurer slot;
Darryl Bush annexed the social
secretary post, Bob Burnside se
cured the historian place; Bob
Laird received the nod for the
Memorial Student Center Council;
and Sonny Todd and Eugene
Stubbs took the yell leader posts.
Malcolm Hall
President ’62
Tony Thomas
. . President, ’63
Merill To Deliver
Series of Talks
Dr. Paul W. Merrill, astronomer at Mount Wilson and Palo-
mar Observatories at Pasadena, Calif., will make four talks
today and Friday.
Merrill’s first talk will be at 4 this afternoon when he
Friday at 11 a.m. Merrill will
talk on “Modern Astrophysics”
and at 1 Friday afternoon he will
speak on “Variable Stars.” Both
of the Friday lectures will be in
Room 320 of the Physics Build
All of Merrill’s speeches will be
open to the public.
This week two other scientific
lecturers were on the campus—Dr.
A. G. Everson Pearse of the Post
graduate Medical School in Lon
don, and Dr. Olle Dahl, director
of the Scanian Cooperative Slaugh
ter in Sweden.
Merrill has been an astronomer
at the Mount Wilson and Palomar
Observatories since 1919 and is
world famous in his field.
The astronomer received his
A.B. degree from Stanford Uni
versity in 1908 and his doctorate
from the University of California
in 1913. He served as an assistant
and a fellow at the Lick Observa
tory in California from 1909 to
1913; as an instructor in astron
omy at the University of Michigan
from 1913 to 1916, and then as a
physicist at the Bureau of Stand
ards from 1916 to 1918. He joined
the Mount Wilson Observatories in
In 1946, he was awarded both
the Henry Draper Medal and the
Bruce Medal for his achievements.
He served as president of the As
tronomical Society of the Pacific
in 1927 and as president of the
American . Astronomical Society
from 1956 to 1958.
Merrill also is a member of the
National Academy of Science, the
American Association for the Ad
vancement of Science, and the
Philosophical Society. He is a Fel
low of the Physical Society, an
associate member of the Royal
Astronomical Society of London
and an honorary member of the
American Association of Variable
Star Observers.
The scientist’s special work con
cerns wave lengths of spectrum
lines, photography in the red and
infrared, and stellar spectroscopy.
Class Officers
Class of ’61
President : Marvin Girouard
Vice President Mike Ogir
Secretary-Treasurer Tommy Reid
Social Secretary Darryl Bush
Historian Bob Burnside
MSC Council Bob Laird
Yell Leaders Sonny Todd,
Eugene Stubbs
Class of ’62
President Malcolm Hall
Vice President Roque Rodriquez
Secretary-Treasurer Charlie Moore
Social Secretary Cecil Bailey
Yell Leaders Thomas Ralph.
Jim Davis
Class of ’63
President Tony Thomas
Vice President Dan Brown
Secretary-Treasurer John Burton
Social Secretary James Sartain
MSC Council Butch Cockrell
Stubbs will serve as head yell lead
er on fhe basis of Todd being un
able to serve since he will be the
commander of the 2nd Brigade.
Roque Rodriquez was elected the
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Alpha Zeta Initiation
Pledges to Alpha Zeta wait blindfolded outside the door of
the initiation room as they are about to be initiated into
the chapter Monday night. Twenty men, including five
seniors, five juniors and ten sophomores.were initiated in
the ceremonies in the Dairy Biochemistry Building. Alpha
Zeta is a national honorary agriculture fraternity. In order
to be initiated, pledges must be in the top 15 per cent of
their class.