The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 20, 1960, Image 1

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Milton Edwards ’ Aggie Honored At Silver Taps Silver Taps were held at 10:30 last night for Milton H. Edwards, 20-year old sophomore animal husbandry major from Fredericksburg, who died last Wednesday from injuries received in a car wreck April 5. The accident occurred when the** car in which Edwards was riding apparently failed to make a curve between Shiro and Navasota. Two other cadets in the automobile es caped injury. Edwards was taken to a Nava- Rose Speaks To Kiwanians At Luncheon Aaron Rose, director of the En gineering Experiment Station, spoke to the College Station Ki- wanis Club Tuesday on the ob jectives and functions of the sta tion. Rose spoke to the club at its weekly luncheon meeting in the Ballroom of the Memorial Student Center. He told the club the Engineering Experiment Station was estab lished in 1914 and was organized to promote the following object ives: 1. To stimulate engineering edu cation. 2. To investigate engineering and industrial problems. 3. To disseminate information. 4. To assist in the industrial de velopment of Texas. 5. To administer scientific fa cilities for Texas. “The Engineering Experiment Station,” said Rose, “serves Texas by cooperating in research with national and state organizations in many fields.” Rose said cotton research, coal research, sanitary engineering and irehitecture programs are an im portant part of the station’s re search program. The two biggest and most im portant service facilities under the Engineering Experiment Station, Rose said, are the new Data Proc essing Center and the Nuclear Sci ence Center. Prior to Rose’s talk, Kiwanis Club president Cubby Manning an nounced that the April 26 meeting of the club will be the annual Sec retaries’ Day. sota hospital and later transferred to a hospital in Austin. He was born in Comfort, Tex. Sept. 17, 1939 and later moved to Fredericksburg. While attending high school in Fredericksburg, Edwards acquired an outstanding record for his work in vocational agriculture. He held several offices in the high school FFA chapter and was on chapter livestock and meat judging teams. He was declared Gold Emblem In dividual at the National Livestock Judging Contest in Kansas City in 1957. Edwards also exhibited sev eral grand champion animals at various stock shows throughout the state. He is survived by his mother and younger brother,' Wayne. Ed ward’s father died two years ago. Funeral services were held Thursday gfternoon in Fredericks burg under the direction of Schaet- ter Funeral Home and burial was in Comfort Cemetery. Pallbearers for Edwards includ ed six Aggies: Thomas A. Schif- flett Jr., W. Lee Murray, William R. Miller, Clifford Ernst, Douglas Felts and Frank Ernst. The Battalion loo Volume 59 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 1960 Number Annual Muster Program Slated Thursday With 5,000 Expected Filings Begin For Elections Candidates began filing at 8 this morning for positions which will be filled in the student General Election Tuesday, May 3. At that time students will elect a Civilian Yell leader, a class agent for the Class of ‘60,* . Milton Edwards . honored at Silver Taps Staff Member Gets Research Position Charles Heald of the A&M De partment of Plant Physiology and Pathology has accepted a research assistantship in the Entomology Department at Rutgers University. Heald is receiving his masters degree in nematology, a subject he will continue studying at Rutgers. a president, vice president, record ing secretary and a narliamentar- ian for the Student Senate. Also committee heads of the Issues. Public Relations, Student Life and Student Welfare committees of the Student Senate. Filings for the offices will close next Wednesday at 5 p.m., Student Organizations Advisor W. D. (Pete) Hardesty said. Persons wishing to file for the offices may do so at the cashier’s window of the Memorial Student Center. Requirements for the student of fices include: Civilian Yell Leader: Must be a classified junior or senior and must have a grade point ratio of 1.25. Class agent, Class of ’60; Must have a 1.00 overall grade point ratio and be graduating with the Class of 1960 unless taking a five year course of study. President, Student Senate: Must be a classified senior undergrad uate student and have a minimum grade point ratio of 1.5. Vice president, Student* Senate: Must be a classified junior and have a minimum grade point 1’atio of 1.5. Parliamentarian, Student Sen- Dance To Close Event Pan American Week - £ Sunday With Soccer Begins Match Pan American Week, an annual event designed to promote good neighbor relations and understand ing between Texans and citizens of Latin American countries, will be observed on the campus April 24-30. The program will be held in con junction with Pan American Week in Texas and will feature a soccer tournament, a panel discussion, talks and films on Latin American countries, arts and crafts exhibits, serving of Latin American foods and a Cafe Tropical Dance. Soccer Tournament A soccer tournament, with A&M, the University of Houston, Baylor University and Lamar Tech par ticipating, will begin the week’s activities April 24. The four A&M Researchers Get Second Craft The A&M Research Foundation has acquired another sea-going boat to be used by the Department of Oceanography and Meteorology. Carter R. Sparger, vice director of the Research Foundation, said the craft is named “Folly” and is being given by William Bauer, owner of the Bauer Dredging Co. of Port Lavaca. The boat is 45% feet long, 11 feet in beam, draws SVz feet, is constructed of mahogany, sleeps eight persons and is powered by two 160 horsepower marine en gines. Sparger said the foundation al ready has one boat, the “Hidalgo,” which is being used by the ocean ography department for research. The vessel is 126 feet long. teams competing in the tournament will draw lots to determine the order of play, with the first game to begin at 1 p.m. Games will be played at the A&M soccer field, located two blocks south of G. Rollie White Coliseum. Panel Discussion On Monday, April 25, a panel discussion featuring five Latin American students will be con ducted in the Assembly Room of the Memorial Student Center. The five students participating in the discussion and the countries they represent are as follows: Rodolfo Perdoma, Guatemala; Jorge , Oliva, Mexico; Olegario Barrelier, Panama; Hugo Estrada, Venezuela; and Guillermo Fernan dez, Cuba. “The Magnificent Matador,” a movie presented by the MSC Film Society, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the MSC Tues day, April 26. Programs for Wednesday and Thursday will feature the showing of documentary films and the pre sentation of Latin American en tertainment in the lobby. Garrett to Speak A smorgasbord featuring Latin American foods will be served Friday, to be followed by a speech by Glenn E. Garrett, executive di rector of the Good Neighbor Com mission of Texas, in the Assembly Room. A reception sponsored by the Pan American Round Table will follow the talk. A Latin American dance in a tropical flavor will wind up the week’s activities at 8 p.m. Satur day in the Ballroom. Music will be provided by Bo Lee and his band. Latin American art and folklore exhibits will be on display in the MSC throughout the week. ate: Must be classified senior un dergraduate and have a minimum grade point ratio of 1.5. Recording Secretary, Student Senate: Must be a classified soph omore and have a minimum grade point ratio of 1.5. Student Senate committee heads: Must have a minimum grade point ratio of 1.25. A&M Slates Six Summer Training Meets A&M will conduct six different training programs this summer. The programs will be operated by grants from the National Science Foundation, totaling $170,- 719 and grants from Texas indus tries totaling $9,200. Five of the programs will be held on the campus of the college and one at Galveston. They include: Two programs for high ability high school students, one in geolo gy and the other in campus wide research participation; a workshop in rocks and minerals for junior high school and elementary teach ers; two programs for high school teachers; one in oceanography and meteorology to be held at Galves ton; the summer institute for science and mathematics teachers; and a campuswide research pro gram for teachers in small col leges. About 250 persons will partici pate in these “valuable scientific training and experience pro grams,” Coleman Loyd of the De- Gen. A. D. Bruce . . Muster Speaker Ag Players Slate Two Shaw Plays “A Night With George Bernard Shaw”, featuring two of the Shaw’s one-act plays, will be presented by the Aggie Players in the lower level of the Memorial Student Center starting tonight at 8 p. m., and continuing through Fri. night. The first play is a delightful** * comedy entitled “The Man of Destiny,” dealing with Napoleon, an attractive Prussian lady, an inn keeper, and a loyal lieutenant. The scene is set in a small inn, and when these distinctly different characters, endowed with Shaw’s majestic touch of wit and humor, get together, the results is 50 minutes of interesting and enjoy able comedy, as the great General Napoleon Bonaparte is subjected to the wiles of a seemingly inno cent woman. In the role of Napoleon will be Ed Herider, with Mrs. JoAnn Smerdon as the lady, Ben Trail playing the lieutenant, and Rich ard Reiser as the innkeeper. A second, shorter play by Shaw, “How He Lied to Her Husband,” will follow the “Man of Destiny,” to complete the evening with Shaw. The plot of this play concerns a lady, her husband, and her lover, who set out to destroy the usual romantic notion held by most people in England during the first part of the century, and the results of this situation prove quite in teresting when the lady’s husband (See PLAYERS on Page 3) U of Hi Chancellor To Give Address The annual Aggie Muster—one of the most honored of A&M traditions—will be observed Thursday on the lawn of the Memorial Student Center. Approximately 500 Musters will be held throughout the world with the parent Muster on the A&M campus expecting an attendance of 5,000. The ceremonies will open at 5:30 p. m. U of H Chancellor To Speak Lt. Gen. A. D. Bruce, chancellor of the University of Houston, will deliver the Muster address. Lt. Gen. Bruce is a graduate of A&M in the Class of ’16 and has been awarded numerous military honors. At 24, he was one of the youngest ♦lieutenants colonels of World War I. Lt. Gen. Bruce also Crawford Tells Of Large Need In Coast Plants The Gulf Coast is lined with chemical plants and their needs for instrumentation have grown both with the increase in numbers and with the advances in the field, the 15th annual Symposium on Instru mentation for the Process Indus tries was told today. The meeting is being held here through Friday. The speaker, C. W. Crawford, associate dean of engineering, lauded the part the instrumenta tion industry is playing in indus trial development of Texas. “A look at any of the larger cities of Texas will impress you with the fact that our industrial growth has been short of phenom enal,” he said. “These plants have varying needs but they are all moving in the direction of better control and more efficient operation,” he de clared. “In this area you are making your contribution and with your cooperation we hope that A&M is also making its contribu tion.” supervised the construction of Fort Hood and, in World War II. organized the Tank Des troyer Center and led the 77th In fantry into Guam, Leyte, Okinawa and le Shima. President Earl Rudder will pre sent Lt. Gen. Bruce for the Muster address. San Jacinto Tribute The A&M Muster is an out growth of the Battle of San Ja cinto, where Gen. Sam Houston’s troops won Texas’ independency at San Jacinto April 21, 1836. History books record the tradition began in 1903 when 396 members of the A&M jtudent body decided some observance should be held to com memorate San Jacinto. Since 1903 . . . It was then agreed to assemble on that specified day each year to pay homage to deceased Aggies and the heroes of the Battle of San Jacinto. Since 1903, Aggies have assembled for this purpose. Groups have gathered at Corregi- dor, and Bataan, Germany, Italy, France, Korea, all over the United States and other foreign countries. The Student Senate is in charge of the program with Larry White, Chairman of the Student Life Com mittee and the chairman of the Muster and Senate President Jake Sekerka the master of ceremonies. Muster Docket Ceremonies open with the Na tional Anthem by the Aggie Band followed by the invocation by Wade Dover, chaplain of the Sen ate and deputy Corps commander. The Muster tradition will be given (See MUSTER on Page 3) Takes Iowa State Post Page Resigns A&M Position Dr. John B. Page, dean of the College and Graduate School at A&M has accepted an appointment as dean of the Graduate College at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, President Earl Rudder an nounced today. Effective date of Page’s new post is tentatively July 1. “Dean Page is an outstanding scientist, administrator and scholar, and his leaving will be a great loss to our college,” President Rudder stated. “It is with sincere regret that we announce the de parture of Dr. Page from Texas A&M College.” “However,” Rudder continued, “it is understandable on the basis of the salary inci’ease he will receive at Iowa State, which is $2,600 above the salary he received here. This points up what is happening to us in higher education in Texas,” President Rudder re marked. Salray Increase Reliable sources from lowd State indicated that Page’s salary, in cluding retirement benefits, will be $17,600 annually, which is $1,600 above the president’s salary at A&M. “The decision to leave A&M,” Page said, “was a most difficult one to make. We have been happy here and sincerely appreciate the many opportunities which have come to us to participate in the growth and development of this fine institution.” Page continued, “We had looked forward with eagerness to sharing in the future growth of A&M. When the position at Iowa State University was offered to us we had no thought of leaving A&M, but the position and opportunity at Iowa seemed too attractive to refuse.” When asked, Dean Page stated that the salary differential and Deadline Set On Ag Mother dominations Nominations close tomorrow for the Honor Aggie Mother of the Year. The nominations, which may be received from any A&M student, must be turned in to the office of Pete Hardesty, student organizations adviser in the Me morial Student Center. The winner must be able to be present at the Parent’s Day cere monies. the organizational pattern at Iowa State University were strong fac tors in'making the choice. Joined Staff in 1950 Page joined the staff of A&M in 1950, as professor of agronomy and was made head of the depart ment in 1955. On Sept. 1, 1956, he became dean of the Graduate School and professor of agronomy, and a year later was appointed dean of the College and dean of the Graduate School. Prior to coming to A&M, Page served as an instructor at the Uni versity of California from 1939 to 1943, and was promoted through the ranks to professor at Ohio State University during the period from 1943 to 1950. Agriculture Consultant For brief periods the last three summers, Page has been an agri cultural consultant to the Yugo slav government through the co operation of the International Co operation Administration of the U. S. State Department. He has done outstanding work in soil physics and soil chemistry. In 1953 he was national winner of the Stevenson Award for ex cellence for teaching and research in soils physics. In addition, Page is the author of a number of tech nical articles on soils structures and compositions and effects on plant growth. Page is a member of several professional organizations. In 1958 he was elected fellow of the Ameri can Society of Agronomy and in 1959 a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Xi, national honorary fraternities. Native of Utah A native of Payson, Utah, he received his bachelor of science de gree from Brigham Young Uni versity in 1936; his master’s de gree from the University of Mis souri in 1937; his Ph.D. degree from Ohio State University in 1940. ' Page is married and has two children. The Pages’ son, John, who attended A&M in 1957-58, will graduate in June with a degree in physics from the University of Utah. Their daughter, Ann, who was a 1959 graduate of Stephen F. Austin High School in Bryan, is now a freshman at Brigham Young University. “Immediate steps by the faculty and administration at A&M will be taken to find a competent re placement for Dean Page,” Presi dent Rudder concluded. Dean J. B. Page ... To Iowa State