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    Volume 59
The Battalion
Number 106
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11 th Annual Event
Battalion News Editor
The 11th Annual Texas Aggie NIRA Rodeo got under
way last night at the Aggie Rodeo Arena as cowboys and
cowgirls from all over the state competed in eight rough-and-
tumble events ranging from bronco riding to goat tieing.
The traditional grand entry was led by Bill Daniel,
brother of Texas Gov. Price Daniel and Liberty, Tex. rancher.
Daniel Opens Show
Following the grand entry, Daniel opened the gate to
“shoot number one,” out of which rode Bill Gradick, an
exhibitionist bareback bronc rider from Kingsville who start
ed the action.
The only competing bareback bronc rider to score in
^ ^ ^ last night’s trials was Ross
Vets To Visit
Aggie Rodeo
Thirty patients from the Vet
erans Administration Center in
Temple will be the guests of A&M
and the Texas Aggie Rodeo Assn,
for the 11th Annual NIRA Rodeo
Saturday, according to P. L.
f ‘Pinkie” Downs, Jr., official greet
er of the college.
The group will be met by Downs
Saturday morning and will have Duncan Dining Hall.
After attending the rodeo at 2
p.m., the group will return to
Duncan for the evening meal,
Downs said.
Jim Duran, one of the group,
will serve as trip supervisor. He
is an ex-rodeo performer, said
Downs, and is especially interested
in rodeo trips throughout the year.
“This is one way we have of
paying tribute to those men who
have given so much that we may
continue to enjoy the blessings of
a free nation,” Downs said.
Martella from the University
of Houston. Martella scored
160 in the event.
The next event of the eve
ning was the tiedown calf roping.
This is a timed event, the man
roping and tieing his calf in the
shortest time being the winner.
A time of 13.4 seconds put Bud
Penn from Texas Christian Uni
versity in front for this event.
Royce Rodgers, Southwest Texas
Junior College, was second with a
time of 14.8 seconds.
Girls’ Event
The girls’ barrel race saw Pat
McDaniel from TCU run the
course in 20 seconds flat to get
the top time in the first trial.
Judy Mann from the University
of Texas was second with 20.8
seconds and Melissa Shepherd from
TCU was third with 21.5 seconds.
Kennith Beasley, a fifth year
veterinary medicine major from
Freeport took top time in the
steer wrestling, bringing his ani
mal down in 4.9 seconds. Second
place went to Chuck Coats from
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Start of a Rough Road
. . . bull riding competition
Bull Riding Tumble
, . . rugged rodeo action
“The Debt of a Journalist” was the topic for the address
delivered by Kenneth Towery, correspondent for Newspapers,
Inc. and Pulitzer Prize winner who was guest speaker at the
4th Annual Journalism Awards Banquet held in the assembly
room of the Memorial Studenft— —
Center last night.
The columnist’s talk dealt with
the key to becoming a successful
journalist, which is the student’s
searching his soul as to his goal
in life, and doing the best job he
Following Towery’s talk, various
awards were given to members of
the faculty, students, and their
Sigma Delta Chi awards for
newspaper writing were presented
by Robbie Godwin, president of
the A&M Chapter-of Sigma Delta
Chi. Receiving awards were the
following: best editorial, Bill
Hicklin; best sports story, Joe
Callicoatte; best news story and
best feature story, Johnny Johnson.
Awards for outstanding work in
the Advertising Club were pre
sented to Bobby Dodson and Collier
(See AWARDS on Page 3)
Buddy Brock
. . . Ring Dance Performer
Ring Dance
Ticket Sale
Starts Monday
Tickets go on sale Monday at
8 a.m. in the Office of Student
Activities in the MSC for the May
14 Senior Ring Dance. Tickets are
$3 for the banquet, $2.75 for the
two pictures and $3.25 for the
dance itself.
George Nigh, the new Lieuten
ant Governor of Oklahoma, has
been revealed as the speaker for
the event. Nigh, at the age of 32,
is the youngest lieutenant gover
nor in the history of Oklahoma
and also the youngest lieutenant
governor serving at the present
time in the entire nation.
A teacher by profession. Nigh
has taught history and government
at McAlester High School. He has
served as state secretary and state
director of the Oklahoma Junior
Chamber of Commerce and is pres
ently a director of the McAlester
Jaycees. He has also received the
Distinguished Service Award from
McAlester three times and has
served as state president of the
Oklahoma Young Democrats.
In 1950, at the age of 22, he
was elected to the State Legislature
as a Pittsburgh County Represen
tative, at the time the youngest
member of that body. He com
pleted his fourth term in the House
just prior to being elected to his
present position.
The Buddy Brook Orchestra,
composed of 15 pieces and a girl
vocalist, will provide the music
for the dance.
This popular band, which plays
every style of music, presents un
usual novelty instrumental and
singing specialties and features a
Dixieland group known as the
-South Rampart Seven.
Of ID Cards
Not Possible
The Registrar’s Office has re
cently had a number of cases of
students who had “lost” their
identification cards and submit
ted application for new cards
with the date of birth on the new
application a year earlier than
shown in the Registrar’s files,
assuming that checking of prev
ious records was not done.
This falsification of records
was presumably done in order to
facilitate the purchase of alco
holic beverages by individuals
several months under the legal
age, according to Dean of Stu
dents James P. Hannigan.
Hannigan also said that in at
least one instance the original
identification card was not lost
and the duplicate was given to
a minor by an individual of legal
The Dean of Students said the
students should not make the
erroneous assumption that ages
for identification were not check
ed and such falsification of of
ficial information was of little
FFA Judging
Contests Set
Here Saturday
Annual State Future Farmers
of America Judging Contests will
be held in Aggieland Saturday,
with nearly 1,500 high school stu
dents and 350 vocational agricul
ture teachers attending.
Ninety teams, the top 10 per
cent of Texas judging teams, are
scheduled to enter into one or
more parts of the all day agri
cultural event.
Over-all contest chairman of the
five division judging event is Dr.
J. R. Jackson, associate professor
in the same department. These
divisions are livestock, dairy cat
tle, dairy products and poultry and
poultry products.,
Beginning at 7:30 a.m. the con
tests will be held at the follow
ing sites: livestock judging in the
Animal Husbandry Pavilion, dairy
products in the Agricultural En
gineering Building, dairy judging
in the dairy center, poultry in the
poultry center and meats judging
in the meats laboratory of the Ani
mal Husbandry Building.
Garrett Talks
At Pan - Am
A smorgasbord dinner and a speech by Glenn E. Garrett,
executive director of the Good Neighbor Commission of Tex
as, will highlight Pan American Week activities tonight.
Garrett’s talk, one of the most important events on this
year’s program, is scheduled for^ —
8 p.m. in the Assembly Room of
the Memorial Student Center.
Garrett’s topic will be “Toward an
Understanding of Pan American
Latin American Dinner
A Latin American dinner will
precede Garrett’s speech at 6 p.m.
in the Dining Room. Garrett will
be an honored guest at the dinner.
Tickets are priced at $1.50 per
Included on the menu for the
meal are the following:
Salads include Fargo en en-
salada, guacamole and carne a la
jardinera. Choice of meats will be
arroz con polio, enchiladas, frijoles
con queso, pernil do cerdo and
lengua en salsa dulce. Desserts are
ensalada de frutas frescas, and
alfajores de maizena. French bread
and tortillas are also included on
the menu.
A reception for Garrett, spon
sored by the Pan American Round
Table, will follow Pis speech later
in the evening.
A&M Graduate
Garrett was born, in Weimar and
attended public schools there and
in La Grange. He was graduated
from A&M in 1926 with a degree
in Agricultural Administration.
He was stationed in Europe
during World War II as a captain
and major in the U. S. Army.
From 1943 to 1946, he took part
in U. S. Military Government for
Germany. As a civilian employee
of the Department of the Army,
Garrett acted as chief of the
Labor Division of the U. S. High
Commission for Germany.
Returning to Texas in 1953, he
took his present position with the
Good Neighbor Commission in
January, 1954.
‘Cafe Tropical’
Pan American Week, which be
gan Sunday, will be brought to a
close Saturday night with a Latin
American dance, “Cafe Tropical.”
The dance will be held in the Lower
Level of the MSC and will last
from 8 p.m. until 12.
Music for the dance will be pro
vided by Bo Lee and his band.
Decorations and music will be in
a tropical vein. Special entertain
ment is scheduled during the eve
ning by a Latin American trio
from Matamoros, the Trio Los
Chachos. Members of the Pan
American Club will also perform
special acts during the dance.
Tickets for the dance are $1.50
per couple and can be purchased
at the door or from any member
of the Pan American Club.
Documentary Films
Documentary films on Latin
American countries and their cus
toms will be shown at 1 p.m. Satur
day in the Lobby of the MSC.
Latin American art, crafts, flags
and folklore exhibits will be dis
played in the MSC through Satur
Cotton Congress To Open Monday
Battalion News Editor
The twenty-first annual meeting
of the American Cotton Congress
will meet on campus in the Me
morial Student Center Monday and
The theme of the conference,
which will feature exhibits, panel
discussions and speeches, is “Cot
ton’s Dynamic Sixties.”
The Congress’s opening session
will be held Monday morning at
9:30 in the MSC Ballroom follow
ing the registration proceedings in
the lobby of the MSC.
Following the invocation by the
Rev. James B. Argue of the A&M
Methodist Church, President Earl
Rudder will deliver the welcoming
address. Following the response
by C. R. Sayre, President of the
Staple Cotton Cooperative’ Assn.,
Greenwood, Miss., the keynote ad
dress will be offered by Burris C.
Jackson, General Chairman of the
Cotton Situation
A talk by Lamar Fleming, Jr.,
Chairman of the Board, Anderson,
Clayton and Co., Houston, concern
ing the world cotton situation will
then conclude the opening session.
A student panel discussion on
“What Cotton’s Future and Chal
lenge Means to Me” will highlight
the afternoon session Monday. Stu
dents participating will be Ralph
E. Peterson, a senior agricultural
engineering major from Dane-
vang; John G. Thomas, a senior
from Hereford majoring in agri
cultural economics and sociology,
and Sami Radwan, an agronomy
Ph.D. student from Cairo, Egypt.
Also on the Monday afternoon
session will be an address by Rhea
Blake, Executive Vice President of
the National Cotton Council, Mem
phis, on “The Supply and Demand
for Cotton”; a report on “Cutting
Cotton Production Costs” by Fred
Elliott, Cotton Specialist, A&M
Extension Service, and a panel dis
cussion by three well-known state
farmers on “Understanding Farm
er’s Cotton Problems.”
These farmers will be Dan Pus-
tejovsky of Hillsboro, J. M. Sch-
rum of Sugar Land and W. P. Mat
tox of Pecos.
The Monday evening session,
also in the MSC Ballroom, will
feature an address by Frank A.
Southard, Jr., U. S. Director of the
International Monetary Fund in
Southard, who is considered the
top monetary expert in the country
and has held his position since
1949, will speak on “The Interna
tional Financial Position of the
United States.”
A. E. Hohenberg, Hohenberg
Bros. Co., Memphis, will speak on
“Cotton’s Choice: Vital Self-Re
liance of Government Dependency”
following Southard’s address Mon
day evening to conclude the pro
Tuesday morning’s session, the
only meeting not being held in the
MSC, will be held in Guion Hall
and will highlight another panel
discussion on “What We Think
About Cotton Legislation, Present
and Future.”
Participating in the discussion
will be Wilmer Smith, President,
American Cotton Producers Assn.,
Wilson, Tex., and Ernest Carpen
ter, Greenwood Mills, Greenwood,
S. C.
Also on the Tuesday morning
program will be addresses on
“What’s New With Wash-and-
Wear Fabrics” by Howard Wad
dle,- West Point Manufacturing Co.,
West Point, Ga. and. “Looking to
1970—and Beyond” by Robert L.
Skrabanek, A&M Department of
Agricultural Economics and Soci
A joint luncheon session with
the College Station Kiwanis Club
will, be held Tuesday at noon for
the delegates. All those planning
to attend will be required to pur
chase tickets at the registration
desk in the MSC before 10 a.m.
An address by Byron T. Shaw,
(See COTTON on Page 3)
Prospect High
In Soil Sample
Process Report
If the first four-month period
of 1960 is an accurate indicator,
this year promises to set a record
volume of soil samples processed
at the Soil Testing Laboratory.
The laboratory handled 4,241
samples during January, February,
March and April of 1959. But that
figure for the same period this .
year has jumped to 8,281 samples.
Dr. William Bennett, soil chem
ist with the Texas Agricultural
Extension Service, listed the fol
lowing reasons for the upsurge in
soil sampling by farmers:
(1) The recent intensified soil
fertility program in 12 pilot coun
ties in the state.
(2) Increased interest in ferti
lizer use because of generally fa
vorable moisture conditions.
(3) In the current cost-price
squeeze, farmers are attempting
to cut production costs by de
termining specific plant food
needs instead of just applying any
kind of fertilizer in any amounts
and hoping for the best.
Bennett said interest also had
increased because county agricul
tural agents encourage fertilizer
use, farm publications advocate the
practice in articles and farmers are
becoming less skeptical of soil
tests and are accepting it as a
valuable production tool.
The Wharton County Junior
College Soil Testing Laboratory, »
Baylor County Soil Testing Labora-X .
tory and Stephen F. Austin Stafee^
College Soil Testing Laboratory at
Nacogdoches have experienced sim
ilar jumps in soil sample volume,
Bennett said.
He said soil samples sent here
still cost only $1 each and repre
sent one of the best investments
and services available to Texas
“Information obtained from a
soil analysis can tell the farmer
what plant nutrients are needed
and those not needed,” the chem
ist said. “In other words, it helps
him make wiser use of fertilizer
Samples can be taken at any
time of the year but Dr. Bennett
recommends that the job be done .
one to two months before ferti
lizer is to be applied.
Forms and soil sampling meth
ods are available in any county
agricultural agent’s office.