The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 03, 1960, Image 1

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i r"' I UtftARV ? A AII COLLME If TEXAS The Battalion % Volume 59 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS TUESDAY, MAY 3, 1960 Number 107 i .y : ; K\ f:^4 .vr 1 v >- , ■ Jh ''X -i I ■ Outstanding Agriculture Students ... M. A. Brown, dairy professor; Willms, Runge; Dotson * WILLMS, RUNGE, DOTSON (In Is landing Ag Students Named At Alpha Zeta Meet Ry ALAN PAYNE Battalion News Editor The outstanding junior, sopho- tnore and freshman in the School )f Agriculture and officers for the 1960-G1 school year were an nounced last night at a meeting of Alpha Zeta. Walter It. Willms, an agriculture major from Columbus, was named outstanding junior; Richard Runge, a range management major from Christoval, was named outstand ing sophomore, and James Dotson, an agriculture major from Hearne, was named outstanding freshman. New Officers Officers for next year will in clude Jimmie Whitten, a junior agriculture major from El Do- li^ido, chancellor; Donald Osbourn, a junior from Valley Springs ma joring in agriculture, censor; Verb Baker, a junior agricultural engi neering major from Pecos, scribe; Robert Pfluger, a junior from Pflugerville majoring in agricul tural economics, chronicler, and Travis Wegenhoft, a junior agri cultural economics major from Columbus, treasurer. Willms was elected alternate delegate to Whitten for the Na tional Biennial Conclave to be held early in September in Stillwater, Okla. Dr. Tyrus R. Timm, head of the Department of Agricultural Eco- Ag Players Slate Melodrama Friday By TOMMY HOLBEIN Battalion Feature Editor “Dirty Work at the Crossroads”, an old-fashioned melo drama, will be presented by the Aggie Players in Guion Hall next Friday and Saturday night starting at 8 p. m., accord ing to C. K. Esten, producer of the group. The show, which is patterned 4 after a typical Gay Nineties melo drama, includes a cast of three men and seven women, who enact the humourously tear-jerking story of Nellie Lovelace, an innocent coun try girl; her lover, Adam Oakhart, a virtuous blacksmith’s son; and of Monro Murgutroyd, the tradi tional villian of the melodrama. Cast of Players In the part of Nellie Lovelace is Marlene Rushing; Perry Pope and Travis Madole will alternate the part of Adam Oakhart; Ed Herider will star as Monro Murgu troyd, and Sara Pate will play the Widow Lovelace. The cast will also feature Libby Alexander as Ida Rhinegold; Bill Stough as Mookie Maguggins; Gail Wilson as Mrs. Upson Aster- bilt; Barbara Metzer as Leonie; Kathy Westbrook as Fleurette, and Sharon Garrison as Little Nell. Old-time piano music to suit the characters will be furnished by Mrs. Sue Medlin, and Don Rey nolds will handle the lightings. Sets will be done by Charles Hearn, Henry Turner, Gary Light, John Waddell, and Joe LaRue. Costume Head Mrs. Art Adamson is in charge of costumes, and has been working since beginning researsals in/order to accumulate the proper types of clothing for the production. According to Mrs. Adamson, the costumes are original and authen tic pieces of apparel worn during the period portrayed in the play, some of the dresses being five generations old. Mrs. Adamson said the costumes were collected from storage places in the attics of friends and other interested people. Persons furnishing the costumes include Mrs. Phillip Norton, Mrs. Dojha Carnes, Mrs. Bob Darrow, Mrs. J. C. Culpepper, Mrs. Frank Anderson and Mrs. Spike White, said Mrs. Adamson. Booing Encouraged During the show, the audience will be encouraged to hiss and boo the villian, and cheer on the hero, according to Esten. He said this audience participation would be a great factor in determining the success of the show. nomics and Sociology, delivered the main address of the evening. Timm spoke on “The Changing Nature of Agriculture” and em phasized that changes are “the cornerstone of democracy and are the only constant in this country.” Retail Level Change He emphasized that the change at the retail level of food selling is the most significant change in the agriculture industry at the present time. He said supermar kets will handle as much as 25,000 items in only five years and the agriculture industry is being tied closer to supermarkets constantly. Timm also discussed the change in farm political strength. In so doing he stated that only eleven per cent of the nation’s popula tion is now made up of farm people. He did say, however, that, even though the farm voters can not elect anyone directly, no one can be elected without their sup port. Expressed Doubts He also expressed his doubts as to whether the average citizen knew how much of the national budget actually went to the farm ers. He revealed that only ten per cent of the nation’s $80 bil ion budget went to the farmer. In closing Timm explained what he believed are two fallacies in the industry at the present time. One fallacy is the fact that farm ers now control only 38 per cent of the nation’s total business, a figure that has been much higher in the past. The other fallacy was in the be lief that farmers can feed as many as twenty people on their own. He said that he believed the farmer could feed less people at present than ever before. Rodgers Takes All Around Award At Annual Rodeo Sam Houston Lass Cops Female Title Voting, Filing In Progress General Elections are being held today and filings begin tomorrow in the Student School Elections as positions for next year are fast being filled in the various student organi zations on campus. The positions, eight of which are‘ t ~ Student Senate offices, will be filled in today’s General Elections being held in the Memorial Stu dent Center between the Fountain Room and Bowling Alley. Positions being filled are Class Agent ’GO, civilian yell leader and the officers and committee hpads of the Senate. Begins Tomorrow Students may file beginning to morrow at 8 a.m. af the cashier’s window in the MSG* for the four representatives from each academic school to the Senate. This election will be held Tuesday, May 17. Allen N. Burns and George M. flail, both seniors, are running for the one remaining Class of ’60 position—Class Agent. Yell Leader Candidates Running for civilian yell leader are Decus D. Garner, Octopus Jackson, Ben E. Johnson, Jimmy F. Tucker, Stan J. Wallace and Bill L. Whitney. Travis Wegenholt and Roland Dommert are vying for Student Senate president, while Joe Tom Easley, Norris Gilbreath, Gabby Navar and Joe S. Ternus are in the running for vice-president. For recording secretary are B. L. Lednicky and Jack Spillman while Frank McFarland is running unopposed for parliamentarian. All Unopposed Candidates for committee heads, all running unopposed, are Billy Hutson, Van Vanderstucken, Bob Bower and Lee 'R. Ratliff for the Student Life Committee, Student Welfare Committee, Public Rela tions Committee and Great Issues Committee respectively. In today’s election, which will conclude at 5:30 p.m., military stu dents will use the first four voting machines, civilian students will use the next two and seniors will use the one closest to the Bowling Alley. Taylor, Ingram, Liebhafsky Receive Appreciation Awards Last night in the Memorial Student Center Lloyd C. Taylor, E. E. Liebhafsky and James D. Ingram were presented Appreciation Awards by the Arts and Sciences Council. These annual awards are presented by the representatives on the and Sciences Council “in 4 Arts grateful acknowledgment of qual ities manifested in and out of the classroom. . .” The professors were presented with citations and Parker desk sets. After receiving the award Tay lor said, “Good teaching requires good students.” Liebhafsky, the only other recipient present, added to what Taylor said, ‘Not only do I feel that this is a great honor, but I shall interpret this a a gen eral endorsement of my teaching philosophy that the purpose of a college education is to teach one to think.” Also, at this last meeting of this school year, the Council elected Tony Giardina, business major from Beaumont, as the president for next year. Before the outgoing president, Tucker Sutherland, turned his chair over to Giardina to dismiss the meeting, Dr. F. W. R. Hubert informed the council that the ex ecutive committee of A&M has decided not to require all grad uating seniors to take final exams. The council last year turned in a recommendation to the committee that all seniors be, allowed to take finals if they so desired. How ever, the council had heard that the committee had taken their recommendation and come up with the ide^i of mandatory finals for all seniors. PAN AM HIGHLIGHTS Garrett Speech Tops Week Pinnings Will Open Ceremonies The traditional flower pinning ceremony will again open the - Mothers’ Day program here Sun day. The ceremony will be held in front of the cadet dormitories at 8 a.m. A review of the Corps of Ca dets will get under way at 9 a.m., followed by the awards presenta tion and an exhibition by the Freshman Drill team. These events will be held on the main drill field in front of the Me morial Student Center. Church services will be at 11 a.m., in Guion Hall, with the A&M Mother of the Year attend ing. Parents will lunch with the Corps of Cadets at 12:30 p.m. and at 1:30 the Ross Volunteers, honor military guard at the Col lege, will give an exhibition. Open house will be in the dorm itories from 1 to 4 p.m. Parents and visitors are due to begin arriving Saturday. Fa cilities of the College will be open to the public. A&M Mothers Meet Saturday The 31st annual meeting of the Federation of A'&M Mothers’ Clubs, will be held Saturday in the Memorial Student Center. The meeting will be preceded by a coffee for delegates with the Brazos County Mothers’ Club as hostesses. Mrs. Ellsworth S. Lorms of San Antonio, president of the federa tion, will preside over the meeting which begins at 10 a.m. in the Ballroom. Reports of local clubs will be given and yearbooks and history books will be on display from some 50 clubs of the federation. Highlight of the annual meeting will be the election and installa tion of new officers for the com ing year. Preceding the regular meeting, there will be a board meeting in the Birch Room Friday beginning at 2 p.m. at which time all board members and presidents of local clubs will attend. By ROBBIE GODWIN Battalion Managing Editor “There are ho panaceas, no easy solutions, no dogmas, no all-wise conferences to settle the problems of our relations with Latin Amer ica,” said Glenn E. Garrett in the vvrapup speech of Pan-American Week in the Memorial Student Center Friday night. “It is a field that embraces 21 countries in different stages of progress and maturity, different in size, population, wealth, race, history, traditions,” the executive director of the Good Neighbor Commission of Texas added. “Hm mility might be the first requisite for the diplomat, the student and the businessman. Those who work with open minds in this vast field will not, in Bolivar’s phrase, ‘be ploughing water’.” Wrapup of the Week Garrett’s speech wrapped up a full week of activities of the an nual Pan American Week, headed this year by Jose Buentello. A dance Sunday, April 24, kicked off the week. A full-length movie, entitled “The Magnificent Matador” and several short documentary films provided entertainment Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. During the week, displays of several Latin American countries’ arts, crafts and folklore were in all the cases and display windows in the MSC. Food was served with the emphasis on Latin Amer ican flavor, adding to the atmos phere. Continuing Speech Garrett said the cold war be tween the U. S. and Russia is not nearly as important to us as are the problems of inflation, economic development, foreign trade, educa tion—things, which if neglected, can make us the easy prey of Com munist propaganda. “Let me describe some of these problems briefly,” continued Gar rett. “Latin America as a whole has a population of about 185 mil lion people scattered over 7% mil lion square miles, about 23 persons per square mile against 57 in the U. S. Teacher Shortage “Published figures related to 1950, record that at least half of the people in Latin America could neither read nor write. Those who do go to school rarely reach the top grades. There is a chronic shortage of teachers and facilities in the face of a fast growing birth rate. We assume that Spahish is the only tongue spoken, outside of Haiti, Brazil and the United States. In many of the so-called Spanish-speaking countries, the majority speak and understand a great variety of dialects, mostly Indian types.” Increased Demand for Goods Garrett told the group there is an increased demand for consumer and luxury goods, based an aspira tions for social betterment. He j continued that exports of Latin | America consist largely of primary products, such as foodstuffs, raw i materials and minerals, the prices of which are subject to wide fluc tuations on the world market. Major Complaints The major complaints brought against us, Garrett said, are: 1. We neglect the economic prob- ; lems of Latin America and con- centrate on European and Asian j affairs. 2. We are imperialistic. 3. We are friendly to dictators; 4. The news media of the U. S. do not tell the story of the rest of the Americas. He gave examples of each charge and answers to each. In the wrapup of his speech, Garrett said, “Perhaps the wisest progression (to Latin American understanding) would be thus: sympathy, knowledge, understand ing, and above all, patience.” 1 I I #2 m L I 1^ 111 I .#!§ s " ajKpsas • • ■ f It gg nJHf® i ■ I i J3& xm ;fe :1 m v It ;• - ■ : ‘Vi-J “XL By BOB SLOAN Battalion News Editor Royce Rodgers from Southwest Texas Junior College was named All Around Cowboy at the A&M-NIRA Rodeo at the Aggie Rodeo Arena last Saturday. For his efforts he went home with a hand tooled trophy saddle made by L. White of Ft. Worth. The saddle bore the inscription, “All Around Cowboy, 1960—Texas A&M-NIRA Rodeo.” A similar saddle made by Stelzig Saddles of Houston went to Karen Mangum from Sam Houston State College, named All Around Cowgirl. Rodgers won first in the bull riding and ribbon- roping events and was entered in the tie down calf roping and steer wrestling events as well. Second in Both Miss Mangum was second in both girls’ events, the barrel race and goat tying. Greg Rollich from McNesse College won the bareback bronc riding. Jerry Smith from East Texas State College was second. A sterling silver trophy belt buckle went to Rodney Butler, A&M, for placing first in the sad dle bronc event. Bill Hood from McNeese College placed second for his ride. Phillip Cox, junior range man agement from Baytown, was sec ond in the bull riding and Albert Williamson from the University of Texas won second place honors in the ribbon roping. Both events were won by the all around cow boy, Rodgers. Wrestling Winner First place in steer wrestling went to Kennith Beasley, a fifth year veterinary medicine major from Freeport. John Beall, a fourth year veterinary medicine major from Nacogdoches, took second in the event. Two brothers, Kenneth and Jack Burkholder from Texas A&I won first and second place, respectively, in the tie down calf roping event. In the girls’ events, Pat Mc Daniel from Texas Christian Uni versity won the barrel race and Carol Sage from McNeese College walked away with the trophy buckle for best time in goat tying. The National Intercollegiate Ro deo Assn, has planned two more rodeos this year, according to Bob by Bennett, rodeo secretary. The three day rodeos will be held at Stephen F. Austin State College at Nacogdoches May 12-14 and Mc Neese College, Lake Charles, La., May 19-20. The A&M Rodeo Club will be represented at both events, Bennett said. D. D. Burchard To Head State SDX Group Donald D. Burchard, head of the Department of Journalism, has been named chairman of the Com mittee for Cooperation with Jour nalism Departments and Under graduate Chapters of the Texas State Assn, of Sigma Delta Chi, it was announced in Dallas Sun day by George Haddaway, presi dent of the professional journalism fraternity. Burchard’s committee will work with Sigma Delta Chi chapters, journalism departments in colleges throughout Texas and high school journalism teachers. The aims of the committee are to interest out standing Texas high school grad uates in pursuing professional journalism as a career, providing financial aid to journalism stu dents through a scholarship and loan fund program and operation of a speakers’ bureau to provide journalism departments with a source of professional journalists able to speak on a variety of sub jects, Burchard said. Serving with Burchard on the committee are Albert Nibling, publisher of the Sherman Demo crat; Pat O’Brien, city editor of the Houston Press; Walter Humph rey, editor of the Ft. Worth Press; Delbert McGuire, journalism pro fessor at North Texas State Col lege and Norris Davis, University of Texas journalism instructor. Humor at the annual A&M Rodeo ... clown John Routh in action