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Volume 59
Number 104
Honored Guest
Rill Daniel, Liberty rancher and brother of the Texas gov
ernor will be honored at a luncheon in the MSC tomorrow
and will open the 11th annual NIRA rodeo Thursday night
in the Aggie Arena. Daniel is shown here at the annual
Huntsville prison rodeo astride his “White Charger” and
$5,000 gold and silver inlaid saddle.
Daniel Luncheon
Slated Tomorrow
Bill Daniel will be here tomor
row to officially open the National
Intercollegiate Rodeo Assn, spon
sored Aggie Rodeo at a special
luncheon scheduled at 12:10 p.m.
in the Memorial Student Center.
Daniel, who officially serves as
permanent contest judge at the an
nual Huntsville Rodeo, will lead
the grand entry parade and also
turn out the first rider at the
opening rodeo performance Thurs
day night.
Other Performances
Performances are also set Fri
day at 8 p.m. and at 10 a.m., 2
and 8 p.m. Saturday. The 10 a.m.
performance Saturday will be in
honor of a group of Cub Scouts
from Houston who will be on the
campus especially to see the rodeo.
Daniel will arrive at Easter-
wood Airport in a college plane
tomorrow morning at 10 and then
appear on the “Town Talk” pro
gram with Billie Jean Barron on
Banquet Guests
Guests at the banquet, which
will be next on Daniel’s agenda, in
addition to all Rodeo Club Officers
and Miss Barron, will include Pres
ident Earl Rudder; Dorsey E. Mc-
Crory, assistant to the president;
Dr. A. A. Price, Dean of the School
of Veterinary Medicine.
W. T. Berry, Jr., assistant pro
fessor in the Department of Ani
mal Husbandry. Pinky Downs, of
ficial greeter, and Dr. H. E. Red
mond, a professor in the Depart
ment of Veterinary Medicine and
Following the luncheon and open
ing night performance of the
rodeo, Daniel will leave by plane
early Friday morning.
College Administration Okays
Optional Dress White Uniform
Mitchell, Thompson
Two A&M Consolidated
Students Named Scholars
Rudder To Attend
United Fund Meet
Scheduled in Dallas
The annual meeting meeting of Texas United Funds Ad
missions and Budget Committee will be in Dallas Friday.
President Edrl Rudder will represent College Station at the
meeting. Max Levine, president of Foley’s in Houston is
The action of this committee will
determine the state and national
agencies to be included in the
Texas United Fund. Any agency
admitted will be budgeted by the
committee made up of representa
tives from 50 different Texas com
munities. An admitted agency
must agree to cease independent
campaigns. Through TUF they re
quest inclusion in the many United
Community Campaigns in the
state. Last year eight agencies
were in the Texas United Fund,
and in turn were included in the
College Station United Chest.
Selected by Committee
Rudder was selected by a state
committee because of his record
of service to the community and
the state. As a member of the
TUF committee he will be con
tributing to a community service.
The committee is composed of
leaders in commerce, industry,
government, religion, education,
public health and welfare!
The state level admissions and
budget committee members repre
sent all areas and population
classification. The service per
formed by the committee is de
signed to save Texas communities
time and money. State and national
agencies by meeting and budgeting
at the state level present their
requests only once. In the years
before the state United Fund it
was necessary for each agency to
present its request to over 200
United Community campaigns.
Advantages Similar
The advantages of the state
United Fund are the same as the
advantages of the Community
United Fund—a reduction in the
total number of fund raising cam
paigns, a considerable saving in
expense and time.
A year long search for outstand
ing students was culminated today
as 1,000 seniors from high schools
all over the country, including two
from A&M Consolidated High
School, were named 1960 Merit
Eight hundred and thirty of the
winners will share, along with
their colleges, in more than $4
million in scholarship assistance.
The remaining 170 will receive
honorary awards.
R. Howard Mitchell, Jr., 107
Pershing St., receiving the Thomas
J. Watson Memorial Merit Scholar
ship of International Business
Machines'Corp. He plans to attend
A&M where he will major in civil
Howard, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph H. Mitchell, is a member of
the swimming team at A&M Con
solidated, a Student Council mem
ber and treasurer of the senior
class. He is a Star Scout and a
member of the Order of the Arrow.
R. Bruce Thompson of 1300
Foster Ave. received the National
Merit Scholarship. He plans to
attend Rice Institute where he will
major in physics.
Bruce, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. G. H. Thompson, is vice presi
dent of the Student Council and
a participant in the University
Interscholastic League Sliderule
Competition. He plans a career in
Nearly one-third of the nation’s
high school senior enrollment en
tered the competition which began
a year ago with National Merit
Scholarship Qualifying Test, given
in 14,500 high schools. The win
ners achieved extremely high test
scores and possess a variety of
outstanding personal achievements.
Annual Pan Am
Events Continuing
Pan-American Week, an annual event designed to pro
mote good neighbor relations and understanding between Tex
ans and citizens of Latin American countries, is being ob
served on the A&M campus this week.
Statewide Event
The program is being held in
conjunction with Pan-American
Week in Texas and still features
talks and films on Latin Amer
ican countries, arts and crafts ex
hibits, serving of Latin American
foods and a Cafe Tropical Dance.
Thees events are all open to the
Programs for Wednesday and
Thursday will feature the showing
of documentary films and the pre
sentation of Latin American enter
tainment in the Lobby of the MSC.
A smorgasbord featuring Latin
American foods will be served Fri
day, followed by a speech by Glenn
E. Garrett, the executive director
of the Good Neighbor Commission
of Texas in the Assembly Room.
A reception sponsored by the Pan-
American Round Table will follow
Garrett’s talk.
Dance Concludes Week
A Latin American dance with a
tropical flavor will wind up the
week’s activities at 8 p.m. Satur
day in the Ballroom of the MSC.
Music will be provided by Bo Lee
and his band. Door prizes of hats
and pinatas will be given during
the floor show. Price is $1.50 per
Latin American art and folklore
exhibits and a display of Pan-Am
erican flags will be featured in
the MSC throughout the week.
The funds provided with each
four year Merit scholarship (ex-
(See CONSOLIDATED on Page 3)
David Wallace
New President
Of T Cabinet
New officers for the 1960-61
school year have been announced
for the YMCA Cabinet.
David Wallace, a junior liberal
arts major from Pecos, was elec
ted president of the cabinet. He
will be assisted by James Crouch,
a sophomore from Gladewater ma
joring in science, as vice president,
Bob Hinton, a freshman science
major from Houston, as program
Ron Haley, a freshman architec
ture major from Colorado City, as
secretary-treasurer, Don Willis, a
freshman from Dallas majoring in
civil engineering, as reporter and
Bob Compton, a senior rural so
ciology major from Elton, La., as
student chairman of the Fish “Y”
Chosen class representatives to
the Cabinet were Malcolm Max
well, senior representative from
San Antonio majoring in mechan
ical engineering, Jack Paris, jun
ior representative who is a sci
ence major from San Antonio, and
Bill Barnhart, sophomore repre
sentative from Temple, majoring
in electrical engineering.
Named to the advisory board
were the Rev. M. W. Bulger and
administrators Dr. Charles R. Lyo-
nes, Director of Student Health
Seiwices, and Frank Hubert, Dean
of the School of Arts and Sciences.
This weekend the Council is
planning to meet at a private cab
in near Huntsville to discuss the
upcoming Freshman “Y’ Camp,
and also to discuss cabinet activ
ities for the remainder of the year.
After Study and Research
Architects Design Girls Dorm
Battalion Staff Writer
If A&M became co-educational,
what would be the first step to
ward providing facilities for girls
attending school here? Three stu
dents in the Division of Architec
ture, working under this hypothet
ical situation, came up with what
they felt would be the answer,
through a promotion project as
signed them.
John F. Wood, Roy Pledger and
Lawrence Tavony began their pro
ject of designing the ideal girls’
dormitory for A&M by writing to
seven different colleges and uni
versities across the country which
are noted for their progressive
dormitories, including Drake Uni
versity, Smith College, Radcliffe
College, Oberlin College, the Uni
versity of Arkansas, University of
Washington and Harvard. The in
formation was analyzed and ideas
were filed in a brochure for fu
ture reference.
.... First Hand Experience
“After we got all the written
information, we decided to see a
girls’ dormitory first hand, and
Rice Institute was very accommo
dating, said Wood. “We were
shown through a girls’ dormitory
at Rice one afternoon while the
girls were still in it, and the house
mother took us through it Horn
top to bottom. This gave us many
of the practical aspects, and help
ed very much.
After the information was gath
ered, plans were drawn, and a
model of the dormitory was built.
The entire project took eight weeks
to complete, the last two being
spent on the model.
Aspects and Effect
“The assignment was a promo
tion project, and we felt in the
event co-education comes to A&M,
we would be prepared. Many as
pects and effects of the dormitory
were studied, and these had great
bearing on the proposed design
and location of the building,” said
At the fifth year level, a stu
dent is required to find an au-
thenic client, whether it be a real-
estate agent in a large metropoli
tan area, or an organization or any
other client, and after talking with
him, the student makes a promo
tion project which is presented to
the client, said Wood.
“Our promotion client was the
public, through media of commun
ication, to sell them on A&M, and
we assumed the hypothetical idea
that the school had become co-edu
cational. If girls did come here,
the proposed dormitory was what
we felt would be an advisable first
step toward making the school
more attractive to girls. Of course
in actual practice, many other
things would have to be consider
ed, such as places of entertain
ment, recreation, and convepiences
for girls that do not exist now,”
said Wood.
House 100 Girls
The estimated cost of the build
ing is $700,000, without furnish
ings, which would boost the cost
by 25 per cent, according to
Wood. The building is designed to
house 100 girls, with the consider
ation in mind that this is the max
imum number of girls a house
mother can handle and get to
know personally. The plans in
clude a recreation area complete
with swimming pool and tennis
“The dormitory was not design
ed to be basically economical, be
cause we felt such a building
would be invaluable as an adver
tising asset to the college. This
advertising aspect entered into the
proposed location, which is the
Town Hall
Set Thursday
Interviews for sophomores in
terested in serving on the Town
Hall for the coming year will
be held in the Corps Conference
Room in Dorm 2 Thursday from
7:30-12 midnight.
Qualifications for Town Hall
Staff positions are a 1.25 overall
grade point ratio.
Math Examinations
Scheduled Tuesday
In Annual Contest
The annual mathematics contest
examinations, featuring two gold
wrist watches as top prizes, will
be held Tuesday from 7:30-9:30 in
Rooms 223 and 225 of the Academic
All freshman awards and the
second and third place sophomore
awards are provided by the Robert
F. Smith Memorial Fund. The first
prize for sophomores is obtained
through the Halperin Award Fund.
Smith and Halperin were former
members of the mathematics staff.
Freshmen now enrolled in either
Mathematics 120 or Mathematics
209 who have not repeated a col
lege mathematics course may par
ticipate in this year’s contest.
Sophomores now taking Mathe
matics 307, who have not repeated
a college mathematics course, are
eligible to enter the' sophomore
C of C Slates
General Meet
The Student Chamber of Com
merce will hold a meeting at
7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Room 231
in the New Wing of the Chem
istry Building.
President Bruce Eeckert re
minded all senior members to
bring theii club or department’s
dues if they have not done so.
Summer Attire
For Dress Only
Battalion Managing Editor
The College Administration has approved a summer dress
for the Corps of Cadets for the coming school year, according
to an announcement Tuesday by Dean of Students James P,
A cadet committee, chaired by Corps Sergeant Major
Syd Heaton, is looking into the question of exact cut of the
uniform and other details.
Optional Basis
This uniform would be purchased by the cadet on an
optional basis. In order to reduce the overall cost of the
optional attire, it has been suggested that after a one year
‘wear-out’ period the Capt. Midnight uniform be abolished.
according to Hannigan.
The winter uniform will re
main the pinks and greens as
used at present. No change
is contemplated in the khaki
uniform, the serge uniform, the
winter uniform, the fatigue uni
form or the Senior Boots.
Strictly Dress Uniform
The new white uniform is strict
ly a dress uniform for use at af
ternoon and evening social func
tions and will not be worn in
ranks or in mass formations.
If the cadet committee happens
to select a cut which is very close
to the present dress white uniform
worn by the Armed Forces, pres
ent seniors will be authorized to
purchase their white service uni
form and wear it with cadet insig
nia for the balance of the current
year and then take it with them
to their first active duty assign
Still Pending . . .
A final decision is still pending
the cadet committee and the Col
lege Administration in selecting
the cut or style of the apparel.
Under discussion presently are the
closed collar and the roll collar
blouse, along with the long and
the short cut blouse. The commit
tee and the Administration are
also discussing the possibility of
wearing a sash with the approv
ed uniform.
Those serving in the cadet com
mittee under Heaton are Richard
Meadows, Sonny Todd, Bobby Mc
Daniel, Kenneth Demel, Bubba
Willms and Harvey Barber.
To Auction 30
Dairy Cattle
The college will auction 30 head
of surplus dairy cattle on May 7.
Dr. R. E. Leighton, professor in
the Department of Dairy Science,
said the sale will be made up of
18 Holstein cows and heifers and
12 Jersey cows and heifers. Pro
duction records are available on
each animal.
Production on the Holsteins
ranges from 10,000 pounds of milk
per year to 12,600. The Jerseys
vary from 5,960 pounds to 8,794.
Dr. Leighton said all the cattle
are registered and papers will be
transferred to buyers. Animals of
breeding age are mostly bred to
herd sires in the Central Ohio
Breeders Assn.
The sale will be held at the col
lege’s Dairy Cattle Center. Sales
animals go on exhibit at 10:30 a.m.
and the auction will begin at 12:30
Additional information can be
obtained by contacting Dr. Leigh
ton in the Department of Dairy
civil engineering field as a per
son enters the college area from
the circle,” said Wood.
Plans for the dormitory include
an area devoted to study rooms,
where girls might study with their
male visitors. These rooms are de
signed to double as meeting rooms.
Convenience for Girls
From the picture, one can see
the numerous balconies in the
building, designed to provide a fur
ther convenience for girls residing
in the dormitory. Accomodations
for storage space, where girls
might store their off-season
clothes, were also drawn in the
“Ample storage space is one of
the greatest problems in a girls’
dormitory, and we placed parctic-
ular emphasis on this when de
signing the interior of the build
ing,” said Wood.
Wood continued by explaining
that this was only one dormitory
of a very large physical plant to
accomodate women students at
A&M. Other parts of the plan in
clude apartments for women grad
uate students near College View,
where the girls could help mar
ried students with baby sitting and
other needed work.
Coeds’ Palace
The ideal girls’ dormitory for A&M, shown architecture students as a promotion pro-
above, was designed by three fifth-year ject assigned to them.