The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 21, 1960, Image 1

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    The Battalion
Volume 59
Ford Foundation Awards
College $100,000 Grant
“The Man of Destiny”
Guiseppe, played by Richard Reiser left, dis- production which opened last night in the
cusses with Napoleon, played by Ed Herider Lower Level of the Memorial Student Cen-
right, the possibility of getting some wine. ter.
The scene is from the Aggie Players’ latest
Saddle & Sirloin Club
Begins Show Plans
Plans and preparations for the
Saddle and Sirloin Club’s Little
Southwestern Livestock Show and
Ram Sale May 7 are in full swing,
according to W. T. Berry, assistant
professor in the Department of
Animal. Husbandry.
Approximately 125 students have
entered in the show’s six classes,
and actual work on the animals be
gan yesterday, he stated.
The boys recently chose a class
of livestock in which they wanted
to show, and individual animals
were assigned to them Monday by
club officials drawing numbers
from a box.
In their spare time, the students
will wash their animals, trim their
hoofs, clip their hair and in gen
eral do everything they can to get
them ready for the show, Berry
said. After approximately a
month’s preparation, the student
showmen will parade their animals
in the arena and be judged on their
proficiency in fitting and showing
the animals.
All - Student Art
Exhibit Planned
The Creative Arts Committee of
the Memorial Student Center at
Texas A&M College is planning an
all-student art exhibit beginning
May 4 and continuing through May
Paintings, ceramics and sculp
tures the students have done dur
ing the year will be exhibited in
the promenade and fountain room
of the MSC.
Substantial cash prizes will be
awarded the winners in each of the
Any A&M student or associate
member of the Creative Arts Com
mittee who has paid his member
ship dues is eligible to enter his
work. Associate members who have
been members, but are not cur
rently enrolled in classes in the
MSC, will have the opportunity to
renew their membership by paying
the membership dues and an ex
hibit fee of $2.00.
Each student may submit four
paintings or four individual pieces
of work in sculpture, ceramics and
crafts. Each work must be origi-
Cosper, Hardesty
To Attend Meet
Charles E. Cosper, assistant di
rector and business manager of the
Memorial Student Center and W.
D. (Pete) Hardesty, student or
ganizations adviser, will attend the
37th annual meeting of the Assn,
of College Unions to be held Sun
day through Wednesday at Indiana
University in Bloomington, Ind.
Cosper left last Wednesday for
Bloomington and en route will visit
the University of Illinois, Purdue
University, the University of Ok
lahoma, Oklahoma State Univer
sity, Kansas State Teachers Col
lege, the University of Kansas,
Iowa State and the University of
Iowa, studying the student union
nal; the committee reserves the
right to reject any work on this
Work which was shown in the
Regional Show in December, 1959,
will not be eligible for exhibition
in this event.
Competent judges will jury the
submitted works and select the
prize winners. For more informa
tion and entry blanks, contact
-Wallace Dreyer, Creative Arts
Committee adviser, or Mrs. Floy
Gleason, MSC crafts instruction
Judges for the event are men
selected by the Saddle and Sirloin
Club as experts in their fields, said
Berry. This year’s judges are Tom
Harris, herdsman for the Bridwell
Hereford Ranch at Windthorst,
Tex.; Rex Cauble, Quarterhorse
breeder from Crockett; Vernon
Jones, manager of the Y. O. Ranch
near Kerrville; Clif Laywell, A&M
swine specialist; and Roy Snyder,
Extension meats specialist from
the college.
Beginning at 7 Saturday morn
ing with a coffee for judges and
officials, the show will continue
through the day with a swine
show, a sheep show, horse show,
natn show, ham sale, beef cattle
show and at 4:30 the selection of
the grand champion showman.
For the ham show the students
select the live pigs, then slaughter
them and process the hams, which
ai-e judged on processing skill,
neatness and consumer appeal.
Immediately following the ham
show at noon May 7 over 100
cured hams will be auctioned off
in the Animal Industries lecture
room, Berry said.
Contest awards totaling over
$400 are now on display on the
second floor of the Animal Hus
bandry Building and will be exhib
ited in the MSC a week before the
show, he added.
W orkshop
Set for Summer
A special workshop in rocks and
minerals, the only program of its
kind designed for elementary and
junior high school teachers, will be
conducted June 20 to July 15 by
the Department of Geology and
S. A. Lynch, head of the Depart
ment of Geology and Geophysics,
said the course is being made pos
sible by a grant of $25,400 from
the National Science Foundation.
The workshop is one of six
different science training programs
to be held on campus this summer.
They will be operated by National
Science Foundation grants totaling
$170,719 and grants amounting to
$9,200 from Texas industries.
Dr. M. C. Schroeder, associate
professor of geology and director
of the rock and mineral workshop,
said the course is a special project
and the only one of its kind in
the nation.
“Through the help of the Na
tional Science Foundation, A&M
College is able to make a great
contribution to the field of science
education,” he said.
Main objectives of ,the course,
Dr. Schroeder said, are to give
elementary and junior high school
teachers knowledge that can aid
them in helping their students who
are working on rock and mineral
collections. It also will enable
teachers to give adequate presenta
tions of earth sciences in element
ary and junior high schools and
to develop ideas for Science Fair
projects in the earth sciences.
Forty hours of lectures will be
given on minerals and rocks, agents
and processes forming minerals
and rocks and the demands of
special-age technology on mineral
resources. The sessions also will
feature lectures by one or more
visiting scientists.
Dr. Schroeder said the workshop
laboratory will emphasize training
in identification of the more com
mon minerals and rocks. Fluores
cent and radioactive minerals will
receive special attention and some
time will be spent on study of
He said college credit is not
earned by participation in the
workshop. Approximately 35 fifth,
sixth, seventh and eighth grade
teachers will be selected for the
Funds from the National Science
Foundation will provide stipends of
$75 per week for each of the par
ticipants, with a further allowance
of $15 per week for dependents up
to a maximum of four, and travel
allowance of 4 cents a mile for a
single round trip to a maximum
of $80.
Applications can be obtained
from Coleman M. Loyd, Director,
Science Teachers Institute, Texas
A&M College, College Station,
One of the major objectives of
the rocks and minerals workshop,
Dr. Schroeder said, is to help ele
mentary and junior high school
teachers to motivate superior stu
dents toward science careers. A
post-program follow-up on the
participants will determine the
effect of the workshop on student
Rock and mineral workshop in
quiries should be directed to Dr.
Schroeder, Department of Geology
Deadline Set
For Senior
Pic Entries
April 25 has been set as the
deadline for submitting pictures
of Senior Favorites and Vanitay
Fair to the Office of Student
Publications in the YMCA.
Three by five pictures or snap
shots, no color, may be submitted.
Cost is $2 per picture. Any other
pictures should also be turned in
at this date.
Approximately 600 high school seniors are expected to
participate in testing for Opportunity Awards Scholarships
which will be given Saturday April 23 and 30, Everett E.
McQuillen, executive director of the A&M College Develop
ment Fund said yesterday.
Value of the scholarships runs
from $800-$l,f>00 over a four year
period, determinant on individual
and Geophysics, .Texas A&M Col-1 financial need,
lege, College StatSqfi, Texas. | Approximately 100 students will
Four Win Mention
In Drawing Contest
Four A&M students in architecture design have won
honorable mention in a competition by the Edison Electric
Institute. Their drawings were of house plans and the win
ners received $400 each.
The winners in the Edison Elec-4
trie Institute, Light for Living
Medallion Competition, are Jimmy
Ray Patterson of Seagoville, Mar
vin Lee Boland Jr. of Zwolle, La.;
Fred Ludwig of San Antonio, and
Harold D. Wolfe Jr. of El Cajon,
Patterson is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. R. Patterson of Seago
ville. He is a senior, distinguish
ed student and a member of the
Engineers Council and the De
sign Students Society. He is a
graduate of the Seagoville High
Boland is the son of the Rev.
and Mrs. M. L. Boland of Zwolle.
He is a graduate of the Tenaha,
Tex. High School and at A&M is
a member of the Design Students
Ludwig is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Frederick Ludwig of 207
Walton Ave., San Antonio and a
In County Demo Primary
graduate of Central Catholic High
School. At A&M he is a member
of the American Institute of
Architects and the Design Students
Wolfe is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Harold Wolfe of 199G Fal
mouth, El Cajon, Calif. He is a
graduate of Wichita Falls High
School. At A&M he is a member
of the Camera Club and the De
signs Students Sciety.
Benson Serving
Fred J. Benson, dean of the
School of Engineering and execu
tive officer of the Texas Trans
portation Institute, is on two weeks
active duty witfy the Navy Reserve
on the West Coast.
Dean Benson, a commander in
the reserve, will be at Port
Hueneme, Calif. His tour of duty
started Monday and ends Friday.
A&M Only Texas
Institution Listed
A $100,000 grant from the Ford Foundation for a five-
year program in training both Americans and foreign stu
dents for overseas development programs has been made to
Announcement of the Foundation’s grant was made to
day from the office of Dr. Jack Gray, coordinator of foreign
programs for the A&M College System.
51 Announced
The Ford Foundation announced 51 grants today, to
various organizations here and abroad. A&M was the only
Texas educational institution listed.
The grant will provide for salaries, travel, research, eval-
j ♦'uation, library materials and
costs of secretarial, adminis
trative and operating ex
penses for the training pro
Funds for Training
Specifically, the grant sets up
funds for training “... on economic
development, cultural anthropology,
foreign languages, and other fields
for faculty members serving as
technical specialists on overseas
Several of A&M’s departments
will be involved in the new work
of training specialists for over
seas service.
Currently, . the A&M College
System, in cooperation with the
International Cooperattion Admin
istration, is operating develop
ment programs in Ceylon, East
Pakistan and Liberia.
System Maintains
The System maintains, with
I.G.A. help, thinking specialists in
various colleges and universities
in East Pakistan, including con
sultants and teachers of engineer
ing, veterinary medicine, agricul
ture training and economics.
In Ceylon, the System’s staff
consist of an engineering consult
ant, a chief consultant and a sen
ior agricultural advisor.
In Libera, 21 technicians are
presently working to develop skill
ed labor and college level training
programs, including the training
of natives in such crafts as car
pentry, auto mechanics, cabinet
making, machine trades, plumb
ing, and home economics and ag
be awarded scholarships this year,
McQuillen said.
Applicants for the scholarships
will be judged on the basis of high
school records, character, evidence
of leadership, financial need and
scores on the tests.
The Association of Former Stu
dents and several other donors fur
nish funds for the scholarships.
Each individual applying for the
scholarships will be interviewed
individually in the Memorial Stu
dent Center on Saturday morning
and will take the tests, Saturday
The tests will be given in the
Chemistry Lecture Room from
12:30 until 5:30.
Annual ED
Contest Set
Friday at 7
The annual Engineering Draw
ing Contest will be held at 7 p.m.
Friday in Room 315 of the new
Engineering Building.
The contest, sponsored by the
Department of Engineering Draw
ing, provides competition among
students at A&M.
“The decision to hold the con
test in the evening instead of on
a Saturday afternoon as in former
years,” R. H. Davey of the depart
ment says, “was made so as to
least interfere with other college
activities and permit the largest
number of students to enter the
TEES Scientists’
Work in Journal
An article dealing with research
work of two Texas Engineering
Experiment Station scientists will
appear in the March-April issue of
the Jouimal of Agricultural and
Food Chemistry.
The article deals with research
utilizing the chemical n-octylamine
in removing gossypol from cotton
seed oil and meal.
Absentee Voting Underway
Absentee voting was underway
today in Brazos County for the
Texas Democratic Primary Elec
tions which will be held May 7.
The absentee voting began April
17 and will end May 3.
A person who is planning to be
out of town May 7 may vote
absentee by coming to the county
clerk’s office in the Brazos County
Court House, county clerk A. B.
Syptak said.
Sign Affidavit
To be able to vote absentee a
person must sign an affidavit
stating that he will be out of the
county on election day and present
a 1960 poll tax receipt, Syptak
If a Brazos County resident who
is presently out of the county de
sires to vote absentee he must
address a request to the county
clerk who will in turn send him
an application for a ballot. The
absentee voter must sign the ap
plication which states he will be
out of the county on election day.
A notary public must witness the
signing of the application, Syptak
After signing the application the
voter should send it, along with
a valid poll tax receipt to the
county clerk who will then send
the person his absentee ballot.
All absentee ballots must be
postmarked no later than midnight
May 3 to be counted, Syptak said*
Location of voting places in the
College Station area were pointed
out by Glynn (Buddy) Williams,
chairman of the Brazos County
Editors Told To Improve Performance
If Expecting Secrecy Break Support
WASHINGTON <A > >—The presi
dent of the American Society of
Newspaper Editors told the nation’s
press today it should improve its
own performance if it expects full
public support in breaking official
secrecy barriers.
In a message prepared for the
opening of the society’s annual
meeting here, J. R. Wiggins, execu
tive editor of the Washington Post,
reported some gains in ASNE’s
long battle against news suppres
But he called on the society to
take measures to strengthen itself
as an organization worthy to
represent “a profession that is in
many ways, the most important in
the country.” He urged greater
efforts by newspapers, individually
and as an industry, to justify the
faith and confidence of their
The ASNE’s convention pro
vided a forum today for three
Democratic presidential aspirants,
Sens. John F. Kennedy (Mass.),
Hubert H. Humphrey (Minn.) and
Stuart Symington (Mo.).
Democratic Executive Committee.
Precinct 3 will be located at
A&M Consolidated School with
F. C. Bolton acting as precinct
chairman. Precinct 16 will be
located adjacent to the Culpepper
Realty Co. with George Draper
acting as precinct chairman.
Precinct 13 will be located at
Crockett School in Bryan with John
H. Stockman as chairman. Precinct
2 will be located in the Wellborn
Community Center with Milton
Williams as precinct chairman.
Tent Furnished
Since there is no public building
located in Precinct 16, the National
Guard will furnish a tent for voters
adjacent to the Culpepper Realty
Co., Williams said.
He pointed out that the precinct
Democratic conventions would be
held on election night this year.
Polls will close at 7:00 and the
Democratic conventions will begin
at 7:30 at the precinct voting
places, Williams said.
Attorney General Will Wilson, left, seeking
a third term, Speakers of the Texas House
of Representatives Waggoner Carr, center,
and Bob Looney are all candidates for At-
Attorney General Candidates
torney General in the May 7 Democratic Pri
mary Election. Wilson is from Dallas, Carr
from Lubbock and Looney from Austin.
(AP Wn’ephoto)