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
Rose spoke to the club at its
weekly luncheon meeting in the
Ballroom of the Memorial Student
He told the club the Engineering
Experiment Station was estab
lished in 1914 and was organized
to promote the following object
1. To stimulate engineering edu
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
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
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
Volume 59
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
When asked, Dean Page stated
that the salary differential and
Deadline Set
On Ag Mother
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
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