The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 20, 1960, Image 2

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Page 2 THE BATTALION College Station, Texas Wednesday, April 20 1960 CADET SLOUCH BATTALION EDITORIALS . . . Journalism Which Succeeds Best —and Best Deserves Success— Fears God and Honors Man; Is Stoutly Independent, Unmoved by Pride of Opinion or Creed of Power . . . Walter Williams Deserving Mom Nominations close tomorrow for the Honor Aggie Mother of the Year and all Texas A&M students are urged to submit nominations of a mother who would be worthy of the honor. The only requirement is the mother selected as the Mother of the Year be present for the Parents’ Day cere monies on the Texas A&M campus May 8. Nominations must be turned in to the office of Pete Hardesty, student organizations adviser, in the Memorial Student Center. The award of Mother of the Year is an outstanding honor and one of the few bestowed by colleges across the nation. | All students of Texas A&M are urged to submit nominations | of the mother they feel would be the most deserving of the award ... if many are submitted, the opportunities of choos ing a truly ohtstanding mother would be enhanced. : MAH | ^ W On Other Campuses By Alan Payne North Texas In an article explaining the disadvantages of 8 a.m. classes and jobs, The Campus Chat of North Texas included a story about a coed who had an 8 a.m. job. One morning after arriving late, something which she was known to often do, she found the following note laying on her desk: Good morning, the time is 8:09. Sleep well? SMU SMU’s “Stampede of Wild Horses,” known officially as Ma- nada Holiday was conducted re cently on the sprawling Dallas campus. The celebration, advertised as the college’s biggest weekend, in cluded parades; shows, skits and various types of booths. Included among these were stu dent presentations of “tyledea,” “Suddenly Last Fall,” “Ask Any Girl,” “The Boyfriend,” “Prinder- ella and the Cince,” “Auntie M a m e,” “Swigfield Follies,” “Swiss Cheese Cake,” “Saga of the College Fraternity,” “Sleep ing Ugly,” “Around the World in Eighty Days,” “Suddenly Last Summer,” and a leftist shoot, tur tle derby, ring throw, garter throw and Cake walk. All coeds were given special permission, to stay out until 1:30 a.m., providing that their dates would pay one cent for each min ute they stayed out after the nor mal 12:30 deadline. TU A TU fraternity has been put on strict social probation until February of 1961 as a result of conducting what is now an illegal costume party. The probation restricts the fra ternity from participating as. ei ther host or guest at any event registered on the college social calendar and allows them to par ticipate in only two events not registered on the calendar be tween now and June 1. Needless to say, there is still an awful lot of controversy oP the Austin campus concerning the ruling handed down by the So cial Calendar Committee banning the parties. * * * * * Also included in last Thurs day’s edition of The Daily Texan was a report of a new scholastic system being tried at UCLA to avoid prejudices among instruc tors. In the new grading system, numbers are assigned to students’ papers, and the professors have no access to students’ names, but must grade by number only. Not until grades are entered and dis tributed can a professor find out a student’s number, but he can add or subtract three points from a student’s final grade for class participation and attendance. This, according to the report from the West Coasj;, gives the student complete freedom to say what he wants in class, and dis courages the kind of student who goes around hunting favors. by Jim Earle College Groups Slate Calendar HOLIDAY Thursday, April 21, 1960 being a Holiday, in observance of San Jacinto Day, the undersigned will observe that date as a Holiday and not be open for business. First National Bank City National Bank First State Bank & Trust Co. College Station State Bank Bryan Building & Loan Ass’n Community Savings & Loan Ass’n THE BATTALION Opinions expressed in The Battalion are those of the stu- ient writers only. The Battalion is a non-tax-supported, non profit, self-supporting educational enterprise edited and op erated by students as a community newspaper and is under the supervision of the director of Student Publications at Texas A&M College. Members of the Student Publications Board are L. A. Duewall, director of Student Publications, chairman ; Dr. A. L. Bennett, School of Arts and Sciences: Dr. K. J. Koenig, School of Engineering; Otto R. Kunze, School of Agriculture; and Dr. S. D. McMurry, School of Veterinary Medicine. Entered as second-class matter at the Post Office in College Station, Texas, under the Act of Con gress of March 8. 1870. MEMBER: The Associated Press Texas Press Ass’n. Represented nationally by N a t i o n a 1 Advertising Services, Inc., New York City, Chicago, Los An geles and San Francisco. he Associated ches credited ineous origin published = also reserved. republication of all news iper and local news of all other matter here- Mail subscriptions are $3.50 per semester, $6 per school year, $6.50 per full year, vertising rate furnished on request. Address: The Battalion Room 4, YMCA, advertising rate furnis. College Station, Texas. News contributions may be made by telephoning VI 6-S618 or VI 6-4910 or at the rditorial office, Room 4, YMCA. For advertising or delivery call VI 6-6415. Planning Meet In order to prepare for print ing the All-College Social and Ac tivities Calendar for the school year 1960-61, there will be a meeting with Mrs. Rosalie John son, MSG Student Program Ad- U&tefrr, of all the interested depart mental, class, club, and organiza tion officers on Wednesday, April 27, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 3D of the Memorial Student Center. Dates for all student functions, such as class and organization meetings and balls, military balls, shows, rodeos, stock shows, etc., will be reserved at this meeting. Persons wishing to schedule events which fall on week nights need not attend the meeting, but may place their events on the cal endar by mail, and will be noti fied if any major conflict arises. Persons planning schedules are reminded that college regulations specify certain nights during the week for certain organization meetings. “... being th’ fastest slide rule alive is no bed of roses—every young engineer on th’ cam pus will be trying to outdraw you just to make a reputation for himself!” JOHNNY JOHNSON EDITOR Bill Hicklin Managing Editor Joe Callicoatte Sports Editor Robbie Godwin News Editor Ben Trail, Bob Sloan, Alan Payne Assistant News Editors Nelson Antosh, Ken Coppage, Tommy Holbein, Bob Saile and A1 Vela Staff Writers Joe Jackson - *»'--* Photographer Russell Brown CHS Correspondent B. H. Nelson Asked to Serve On Population Crisis Talks Dr. Bardin H. Nelson, profes sor in the Department of Agri cultural Economics and Rural Sociology at A & M has been asked to serve as rapporteur for a National Conference on the Population Crisis. This conference is being spon sored by the Dallas Council on World Affairs and Newsweek magazine and will be held at the Sheraton-Dallas Hotel May 17-19. Program participants will in clude John D. Rockefeller III, chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation and of the Board of Trustees of the Population Coun cil; H. E. Mahomedali Chogla, ambassador to the United States from India; Dr. F. F. Hill, vice- president of the Ford Foundation with responsibility for the Over seas Development Program; Dr. Philip M. Hauser, director of the Population Research and Training Center at the University of Chi- Army Tests Slated Saturday In Sbisa Army RQ tests (ROTC qualifi cation examination) will be giv en in the basement of Sbisa Din ing Hall Saturday morning at 8:30, according to Capt. John W. Simmons,: operations officer for the Department of Military Science and Tactics. This examination is open to all students who are enrolled in or have completed the fourth semes ter of Basic ROTC or have re ceived credit for two years of Basic ROTC and will have 60 se mester hours passed by the Fall Semester, 1960, said Capt. Sim- ■ cago and Ernest K. Lindley, Di rector of Newsweek’s Washington Bureau. Dr. Paul Geren, executive di rector of the Dallas Council on World Affairs, notified Nelson that fees will be waived for A & M undergraduate or graduate stu dents who wish to attend. Several Dallas families have also offered to provide hospitality for A&M students attending the conference. . Nelson said students interested in attending the con ference should contact him. Aq y: ■ y 1 :.,-:'• - . ■ SATURDAY MIDNIGHT SHOW ALAN JEANNE LADD CRAIN WsmwmM CONTINENTAL colorful knitted sportshirts Nothing like this handsome blend of combed cotton and chromspun-rayon to give you that relaxed look all Summer long. The new Continental V-neck collar makes this knit shirt an outstanding addition to your wardrobe. Completely washable. Be sure to buy it today! ^Jhe C>xcliancje ore “Serving Texas Aggies” SKYWAY Theatre LAST DAY Show Starts 7:25 Both In Color First Feature STARRING J— RICHARD B a DOROTHY [-.SANDRA j / ARTHUR p. TROY Egan •IvlcGuiRE-Dee • Kennedy-Donahue Second Feature THE LOW’DOWN CN THE GIRLS WHO GET AROUND! S bu,r: W V “PARTY GIRL ROBERT TAYLOR ♦ CYD CHARISSE • LEE J. COBB Job Interviews The following organizations will interview graduating seniors Thursday in the Placement Of fice on the third floor of the YMCA Building: Mid-Continent Supply C o m- pany, Inc. will interview gradu ates in chemical, industrial, me chanical and petroleum engineer ing and business administration who are interested in becoming sales trainees. Read Battalion Classifieds OnCatqitt with MaxShuIman (Author of “7 Was a Teen-age Dwarf”, "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis”, etc.) COLLEGE: THE FOE OF EDUCATION In your quest for a college degree, are you becoming a narrow specialist, or are you being educated in the broad, classical sense of the word? This question is being asked today by many serious people—including my barber, my podiatrist, and my little dog Spot—and it would be well to seek an answer. Let us examine our souls. Are we becoming experts only in the confined area of our majors, or does our knowledge range far and wide? Do we, for example, know who fought in the battle of Salamis, or Kant’s epistemology, or Planck’s constant, or the voyage of the Beagle, or Palestrina’s cantatas, or what Wordsworth was doing ten miles above Tintern Abbey? If we do not, we are turning, alas, into specialists. What, then, can we do to escape this strait jacket, to broaden our vistas, lengthen our horizons, to become, in short, educated? Well sir, the first thing we must do is throw away our curricula. Tomorrow, instead of going to the same old classes, let us try something new. Let us think of college, not as a rigid discipline, but as a kind of vast smorgasbord, with all kinds of tempting intellectual tidbits to sample and savor. Let us dive in. Let our pent-up appetites roam and snatch where they will. kf m mme 0 We will start the day with a stimulating seminar in Hittite artifacts. Then we will go over to marine biology and spend a happy hour with the mollusks. Then we will open our pores by drilling with the ROTC for a spell. Then we’ll go over to journal ism and scramble a font of Bodoni. Then we’ll go to the medical school and palpate a few spleens. Then we’ll go to home economics and have lunch. And between classes we’ll smoke Marlboro Cigarettes. This, let me emphasize, is not an added fillip to the broadening of our education; it is an essential. To learn to live richly and well is an important part of education, and Marlboros are an important part of living richly and well. Do you think flavor went out when filters came in? Well, ha-ha, the joke is on you. Marlboro, with its Selectrate filter, delivers flavor in full measure, flavor without stint or compromise, flavor that wrinkled care derides, flavor holding both its sides. This triumph of the tobacconist’s art comes to you in soft pack or flip-top box and can be lighted with match, lighter, candle, Welsbach mantle, or by rubbing two small Indians together. When we have embarked on this new regimen—or, more ac curately, lack of regimen-we will soon be studded with culture like a ham with cloves. When strangers accost us on the street and say, “What was Wordsworth doing ten miles above Tintern Abbey?” we will no longer slink away in silent abashment. We will reply loud and clear: “As any truly educated person knows, Wordsworth, Shelley, and Keats used to go t|e Widdicombe Fair every year for the poetry-writing contestsjind three-legged races, both of which they enjoyed wildly. Well sir, imagine their chagrin when they arrived at the Fair in 1776 and learned that Oliver Cromwell, jittery because Guy Fawkes had just invented the spinning jenny, had canceled all public gatherings, including the Widdi combe Fair and Liverpool. Shelley was so upset that he drowned himself in the Bay of Naples, Keats went to London and became Samuel Johnson, and Wordsworth ran blindly into the forest until he collapsed in a heap ten miles above Tintern Abbey. There he lay for several years, sobbing and kicking his little fat legs. At length, peace returned to him. Ho composed himself and, noticing for the first time the beauty of the forest around him, he wrote Joyce Kilmer’s immortal Trees. .. And that, sm arty pants, is what Wordsworth was doing ten miles above Tintern Abbey.” © 1900 m.x sh U i maQ Poets and peasants alike know that if you like mildness but you don’t like filters, you can’t do better than Marlboro’s companion cigarette—Philip Morris. PEANUTS PEANUTS v-/r By Charles M. Schull RATS'I'LL BETSHE WOULD , HAVE BEEN SCARED IF I HAD REALLY BEENDRACUIA! WSSiF [NSTANT.SANDBOX "l ?ATSI IDON'T kNOU) mY mER PLAYTHIS eA/UEf