The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 22, 1960, Image 1

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The Battalion ♦ Volume 59 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1960 Number 102 Li. ■ > '■ > ' »*% ^.4?^ w- : i Vast Gathering for Muster Ceremonies . . . approximately 5,000 on hand for event Parent’s Day Program Plans In Final Stage By ALAN PAYNE Assistant News Editor Plans are in the final stage for the presentation of the Aggie Mother of the Year in the annual Parent’s Day ceremonies slated this year Sunday, May 8. According to a report made last night in the Student Senate by Tom Hamilton, chairman of the Public Relations Committee, the program is definitely set for 11 a.m. in Guion Hall. Rudder To Speak Hamilton also disclosed that president Earl Rudder has accept- id an invitation to be the featured speaker and Jake Sekerka, presi dent of the Student Senate, will present the actual Mother of the Year award. He concluded his report by stat ing that special music wijl be pro vided by Lane Lynch and that Wade Dover, chaplain of the Stu dent Senate, will offer both the invocation and benediction. Larry White, chairman of the Student Life Committee, stated that so far he had heard nothing but good comments concerning yes terday’s Muster Ceremonies and that he felt the program had been a complete success. He also offer ed his thanks to all those who co operated in* planning the program. Ben Cook, chairman of the Is sues Committee, reported that over $700 had been realized from the Twelfth Man basketball game and that three outfits still haven’t re ported. He concluded that these figures proved the game had also been a big success. Pictures of the Senate in an ac tual meeting were also made for the Aggieland ’60. In addition to the group picture made, individual pictures will also be included. Pete Hardesty, Student Organi zations Advisor, concluded the meeting by reminding the Senate that filings are now being accepted for positions on next year’s Senate as part of the General Election filings now in progress. Governor’s Brother Bill Daniel Named NIRA Rodeo Guest Bill Daniel, prominent brother of Gov. Price Daniel, will be honored at a luncheon Thursday, April 28, in the MSG as the honored guest at the eleventh annual National Intercol legiate Rodeo Assn, sponsored Aggie Rodeo to be held through Saturday, April 29. Daniel serves as permanent con test judge at the Huntsville Prison Rodeo and will officially open the show Thursday night by turning out the first rider. He will also appear on KORA Thursday morn ing immediately after arriving by plane. Sixteen schools will be repre Groneman Named Alan of the Year’ Dr. Chris H. Groneman, head of the Department of In dustrial Education, has been named “Man of the Year” in in dustrial education. The honor was conferred during the American Industrial Arts Assn, convention held in Toronto, Canada, today. He was selected for his service to industrial arts education as a teacher and supervisor and for the honor and recognition he has brought to the industrial education profession. The award was made by The Ship, an organization of represent atives of reliable firms doing busi ness in the education field. The presentation was made by William MacLachlan, manager, School Sales, Rockwell Manufacturing Co., during the convention in Toronto. Head of Department In addition to his duties as head of the department, Groneman is coordinator for teacher education at the College and is the consult ing editor with the McGraw-Hill Book Co. for their publications in industrial arts. He is chairman of the College’s Athletic Council and as such is the College’s representa tive on the Southwest Athletic Con ference. Groneman has been with A&M since 1940. He holds BS and MS degrees from Kansas, State Col lege at Pittsburg, Kansas, and did additional graduate work at the University of Minnesota and Penn State College. Author He is the author of many publi cations and holds membership in many professional and learned as sociations. His entry in the International Wood Craftsmen contest held in 1958 won third place; in 1953 the Industrial Arts Policy and Plan ning Committee of the Amei’ican Vocational Assn, appointed him ed itor of the group to revise “Im proving Instruction in Industrial Arts.” In November, 1958, Grone man was presented the Golden Hammer Award for outstanding craftsmanship by Mechanix Illus trated magazine. sented at the rodeo, which will include five different perform ances. Performances will be given Thursday and Friday night at 8 and at 10 p.m., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat urday. Teams from Sam Houston State and McNeese State College are favored to carry away most of the prizes since they are compet ing for the top team in this region. Aggie Standouts Aggie hopes will be carried by Phillip Cox, who was named all- Aggie champ bareback rider in 1957, Doyle McSpadden, who was named champ all-round cowboy in 1958, and Lynn Turner, who won tie-down, roping and all-round cowboy championships in the Sam Houston Intercollegiate show and the Aggie Rodeo this fall. Events include bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, tie-down roping, ribbon roping, girls’ barrel racing and girls’ goat tying. Jerry Moore and Leo Anderson from Sam Houston, along with Carl Martin and Billy Hood, will be favored in the rough stock rid ing events. Roping Favorites Favorites for top roping honors will be John Turner and Tommy Flennican, both from Sam Houston State. John Ruth will work both as a clown and bull fighter and Cullen Robinson and Billy Hanover will serve as pickup men for the rough stock riders. All sixteen schools entered in the rodeo plus TCU, TU and prob ably others will have girl repre sentatives on campus for the fes tivities. Uof H Chancellor Tells Of ‘Cold’ War At Muster Bruce Addresses 5,000 at Event “As we meet here today,” Gen A. D. Bruce, chancellor of the University of Houston, said at the Thursday Muster, “we find our nation still involved in a ‘cold’ war against the enemies of freedom, decency and all we hold sacred and dear.” Chancellor Bruce delivered the Muster Day address here before more than 5,000 persons on the lawn in front of the Memorial Student Center. The chancellor is a graduate of the Class of ’16. Since 1903 . . . Musters are held each year throughout the world and is an outgrowth of the Battle of San Jacinto paying tribute to those who died for Texas’ independence and to deceased A&M students. Musters have* been held since 1903. “The facts of today may prompt us to ask these ques tions,” the chancelloi- declared: ‘Have we, the living, kept faith with our Texas patriots and with our Aggie buddies who have died? “Have their fighting and sacri fices been without results ? I think not. “The battle for peace is a never- ending struggle. It will not be con cluded so long as there are evil forces abroad in this world trying to enlarge their territories and spreading their Godless ideologies. “Aggies have not shed their blood for a lost cause. For there is no greater cause than freedom. “The Aggies who have died on ridges, fields and streams in all parts of the world can sleep as peacefully as their ancestors who fell at the Alamo, Goliad and Sah Jacinto. “On San Jacinto Day of each year we can rededicate ourselves to the task of preserving that most perfect and cherished state of free dom and peace.” Message To Governor Lt. Gen. Bruce was commander of the 77th Infantry Division which fought in the Guam operation. Fol lowing the defeat of the enemy in a battle in that area, he sent the following message to the governor of Texas: “The 77th Infantry Division, aft er a bitter pillbox-to-pillbox, house- to-house, cave-to-cave fight, plant ed our American flag on the high est point of the strongly-defended mountain pinnacle on le Shima. Men from Texas planted a Texas flag on Bloody Ridge at the base of the pinnacle fortress in honor of those gallant Texans who gath ered together at Corregidor to re member San Jacinto Day on April 21, 1942.” By Small Groups The speaker said the Muster was held by small groups as planned. “I was present with a few in the area of division headquarters. Several ‘heres’ had to be answered, but we felt mighty proud to cap ture a veritable fortress that al lowed us to vindicate, in a meas ure, that heart-rendering Muster held three years before on Cor regidor.” Civilians Set Leadership Meet Friday The Civilian Leadership Retreat will be held at the Lakeview Meth odist Assembly near Palestine Fri day and Saturday. Purpose of the Retreat is to - im prove and strengthen the status of the civilian student, according to Paul Corder, chairman of the Pub licity Committee of the Civilian Student Council. Included in the program are workshops in which selected prob lems and ideas will be discussed and ample time allotted for recrea tion. Those eligible to attend are ci vilian councilmen, members of dor mitory councils and the Civilian Student Council and any other ci vilian students who are interested in phases of civilian government. Transportation is available in pri vate automobiles. Public School Meet Opens Tomorrow , Administrators and cooperating public school teachers in student teaching will meet on the campus tomorrow. The conference is sponsored by the Teachers Education Depart ments of A&M and Sam Houston State College of Huntsville. More than*50 public school teach ers from Bryan, Navasota and A&M Consolidated High School are due to take part in the dis cussions. An orientation discus sion and group discussions will be held from 9-11 a.m. in the Memor ial Student Center. Reports of the conference will be submitted to Dr. Emmitt Smith of West Texas State College at Canyon, who is conducting a state wide study of student teaching practices. Ultimate goal is that teaching as a laboratory practice will attain higher standards, that public schools will treat it as a joint responsibility and that the state will support it financially, Dr. Smith says. Discussion leaders will be Dr. Leslie Hawkins, Dr. Carl Landis, Dr. Dwain Estes, O. M. Holt, Mrs. Joyce Murray, all, of A&M and Thomas Murray of Sam Houston State. General chairman will be Dr. Paul Hensarling of the A&M De partment of Education and Psy chology and Dr. Suler Ryan of the Department of Education at Sam Houston State. Pistol Team Places Second The National Rifle Assn, has notified M. Sgt. W. H. Card, coach of the A&M pistol team, the A&M entry has won second place in the National Intercollegiate Pistol Team Match in the Pistol Matches Division for 1960. The five man team fired a 1,408 and was seven ‘pomts behind the U.S. Military Academy. The mem bers of the A&M team were Team Capt. Henry Gill of Dallas; Mor gan Ragan of Ranger; Charles Benson of Sour Lake; James Wil son of Pasadena; and Charles Boll- frass of Houston. Sixteen teams were entered in cluding three from the Military Academy; three from the Air Force Academy; two from the Na val Academy; two from Michigan State; Stanford; Oklahoma; Buck- nell; University of Utah and Mont Alto, Penn. In the individual matches tour nament, Gill took third place with 286 of a possible 300 points. Other team members placed thir teenth — Ragan; eighteenth—Ben son; twenty second — Bollfrass; twenty eighth — Wilson and thirty second—Cyril Adams of Houston. There were 91 entries in the In dividual Matches. b Lt. Gen. A. D. Bruce . . . Muster Speaker Assn. Prexy To Address Student-Profs Durward Grubb, president of the Texas Classroom Teachers’ Assn., will speak to the 65 student-teach ers’ in the Department of Educa tion and Psychology Tuesday at 8 a.m. in the department labora tory. Grubb, who is from Abilene will be introduced by David Arnold, president of the Student National Education Assn., George Wilcox Chapter at A&M. The topic of Grubb’s speech will be “Informing Student-teachers About Value and Work of Profes sional Associations.” The A&M student N.E.A. Chap ter is sponsoring Grubb. All grad uate students in teacher-education are invited to attend. G. /. Veteran Checks Here Students who are attending school under the G. I. Bill may sign for April pay at the Vet erans Advisors Office from April 25-May 4, according to Bennie A. Zinn, veterans advisor. April 29 Garrett To Talk In Pan-Am Week Glenn E. Garrett, executive director of the Good Neigh bor'Commission of Texas, will speak Friday, April 29, in the Memorial Student Center in conjunction with Pan American week on the A&M Campus. Garrett will speak at 8 p.m. in - * ; 1 the Assembly Room. This topic for his talk will be “Toward an Understanding of Pan American ism.” Garrett’s speech will be one of the highlights of Pan American Week, an event observed annually at A&M and in Texas for the pur pose of promoting good neighbor relations between Texans and citi zens of Latin American countries. This year’s program will be held here April 24-30 and will include a soccer tournament, a panel dis cussion, showing of Latin Amer ican films, folklore exhibits and a Latin American dance. Honored Guest Garrett will be an honered guest at a smorgasbord dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Main Dining Room of the MSG. A reception sponsored by the Pan American Round table will follow Garrett’s talk later in the evening. Garrett was born in Weimar and attended public schools there and in La Grange. He was grad uated from A&M in 1926 with a degree in Agricultural Administra tion. He has worked as a farm over seer for the planting of sugar cane in Cuba. He was later employed by the Work Projects Administra tion at New Orleans as chief re gional supervisor of employment. In the early years of World War II he was regional director at At lanta for the Office of Emergency Management. Stationed in Europe As a captain and major in the U. S. Army, he was stationed in the European Theatre from 1943- 46. He took part in U. S. Mili tary Government for Germany un til the end of the war. As a civil ian employee of the Department of the Army, Garrett acted as chief of the Labor Division of the U. S. High Commission for Germany. Garrett returned to Texas in 1953 and became executive director of the Good Neighbor Commission in January, 1954. Consolidated Play Entered In Regional A&M Consolidated High School will take their one-act play “Sorry, Wrong Number” to the regional contest in Brenham Saturday after winning first in the District 21- AA contest here April 5. In Brenham, the CHS players will face the winners from Dis tricts 18 through 22-AA schools. The winner will then go to the state contest. The play is built around a neu rotic woman who, in an effort to contact her husband, overhears a murder plot on the telephone, only to find out it is her own in the climax of the play. The contest will be held in the Brenham High School auditorium. The Consolidated play is sched uled for 8:40 p.m. Mrs. Stevenson is played by Cindy Drake. Chief Operator is Betty Ann Randsdell and the Op erator is Angela Wallace. George is played by Mike Gay and the In formation Operator is Shirley Rog ers. The Receptionist is portray ed by Janet Darrow and the Man is Larry Maddox. The stage crew going to the reg ional meet includes Joe Brusse and Marvin Nichols on sound and Frank Vogler handles the lighting. V f Scene from “Sorry, Wrong Number” ... entered in regional contest by Consolidated