The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 04, 1960, Image 1

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The Battalion Volume 59 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, I960 Number 10S Banquet, Ball Slated Friday A&M’s Saddle and Sirloin Club will hold its annual Awards Banquet and Cattlemen’s Ball Friday in the Memorial Student Ballroom. Main features of the student get-together are presenta tion of awards-to outstanding stu--f— ^ dents, installation of new club of ficers and selection of a club sweetheart. The Saddle and Sirloin Club is an organization of students ma joring in animal husbandry. Joe Joyce of San Marcos, chair man of the awards banquet, said Miss Compton Gets Secretary Scholarship Miss Beverly Jane Compton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Compton of 1404 Hoppess, has been awarded the 1960 Scholar ship for Secretarial Training that is presented each year by the Bryan-College Station Chapter of the National Secretaries Assn. Mrs. Margaret C. Coleman, pres ident of the local chapter, said in addition to Beverly’s scholastic abilities, she was selected for her good character, personality, neat ness, dependability and her desire to become a secretary. Beverly, a senior at Stephen F. Austin High School, has been active in the Bronco Band and the A Ca- pella Choir as well as maintaining r 3.44 grade point ratio. Miss Compton plans to attend Abilene Christian College and major in secretarial science. Mrs. Coleman stated the Nation al Secretaries Assn, sponsors schol arship awards to attract and en courage young women to enter the secretarial profession. Members of the Scholarship Committee were Mrs. Anna Beaty, chairman, Alma Kasner and Mrs. Lois Groce. the session will include the pre sentation of judging team medals, outstanding animal husbandry stu dent awards, the Annie E. Wilson Award to the top senior in the Sad dle and Sirloin Club, Merit Trophy to the club’s outstanding student and the Brewer Award to the out standing senior majoring in ani mal husbandry. He said two honorary members of the club for 1959-60 also will be named. They are Sterling Evans of Houston, a Santa Gertrudis breeder and a member of the board of directors of the A&M College System, and T. A. Kincaid of Ozona, past president of the Sheep and Goat Raisers Assn. Gifts to Officers During new officer installation ceremonies, gifts will be presented to outgoing officers. A highlight is the awarding of the traditional pair of spurs to the outgoing pres ident, Lovell Kuykendall of Chero kee. Joyce said all the awards will be on display from April 29 to May 6 in the MSC showcase. Awards banquet time is 7 p.m. and the menu is prime rib roast with all the trimmings. The Cattlemen’s Ball, according to Chairman Leo Casas of Bena vides, will get underway shortly after the awards banquet is com pleted. Sweetheart Named Casas said a big attraction dur ing the ball will be the naming of a Saddle and Sirloin Club Sweet heart from among dates present. Joyce and Casas estimated that approximately 200 persons are ex pected to attend the banquet and ball. Tickets, they said, are $1.50 per person and are goor for both activities. Ten Annex Posts In General Elections Lt. Gov. George Nigh . . . young Sonner official Miss Betty Cole . Ring Dance vocalist Chessman Remains Cause Controversy SAN RAFAEL, Calif. GP)— Caryl Chessman’s ashes remained at a mortuary here today, the object of a controversy over their disposition. The convict-author who was executed Monday had directed that his ashes be inurned at Glen dale’s Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Southern California. His mother is buried there. But a Forest Lawn spokesman, noting that Chessman was “unre pentant and an avowed agnostic,” said Tuesday that the ashes would be refused. He said they would “detract from the spiritual values of Forest Lawn.” One of Chessman’s attorneys, L. A. Wirin, said in Los Angeles he would recommend to Rosalie Asher, executrix of the convict’s estate and also his lawyer, that a court order be requested requir ing Forest Lawn to accept the remains. Miss Asher went in seclusion after failure of her last frantic efforts to obtain a stay of execu tion. She was not present at the cremation at Tamalpais Cemetery. There was no religious service. Nixon Captures Popular Vote Win Over Kennedy In Indiana INDIANAPOLIS Ind. LB—Vice President Richard M Nixon smashed out a popular vote victory over Sen. John F. Kennedy Tuesday in the Indiana presidential preference pri mary. Republican leaders, including"^ National Chairman Thruston B. had 359,503 votes to 286,998 for Morton, hailed Nixon’s wide mar-Kennedy. gin as a triumph of attention to It was a foregone conclusion duty over personal campaigning, that Nixon and Kennedy would Nixon’s impressive 3-2 margin in win the state’s 32 Republican and a typical Midwestern state could 34 Democratic votes on the first go a long way toward discourag-ballot at their respective nominat ing any ideas of drafting another ing conventions in July, republican candidate. This went according to the Nixon's margin also was of a script, except that the two Demo- size to hearten other Democratic " ats b J ,lled as “ nly l< * cn ' oes , presidential candidates, although Kemedy «* h,m a ** ' hu " k ot Kennedy's supporters claimed he™ te ?’, "' hc ‘' eas Nlxon , ha<1 n0 lost in a way that proved he could‘T ™,* 1 ’ >" s "T™' 1 win if he were the presidential . L«r Daly of Chicago, a some- nominee ^ lme R e P u °* lcan wao campaigns in an Uncle Sam suit on an “Am- With returns counted from 3,665 erica First” platform, drew 33,130 of Indiana’s 4,261 precincts, Nixon votes. Wilson Appointed Reporter General To Navigation Meet Dr. Basil W. Wilson, professor of physical oceanography in the Department of Oceanography and Meteorology, has been chosen to serve as reporter general for one of the technical sessions of the XXth International Navigation Congress. The Congress will be held in Baltimore, Md., Sept. 11- 19. The technical session with which Wilson will be concerned involves methods* of determining sand and silt movement along the coast, in estuaries and in maritime rivers. Use of modern techniques such as radioactive isotopes and lumino- phors will be stressed. Wilson will review all papers submitted On this subject, write a synopsis of each and, from information thus ob tained, prepare a general report for submission to the Congress. The appointment of Wilson to this post was made by Maj. Gen. G. E. Galloway, USA, secretary general for the XXth Congress. MAY 14 EVENT Speaker, Music Acquired for Dance A speaker and music have been acquired and plans are nearing the final stages for the Senior Ring Dance, and Ban quet scheduled Saturday, May 14, in Sbisa Dining Hall. George Nigh, the lieutenant governor of Oklahoma, has been revealed as the guest speaker at the banquet, and the Buddy Brock Orchestra of Houston has accepted to provide music for the dance. Ticket Sale Tickets went on sale Monday morning at the Cashier’s Window in the lower level of the Memorial Student Center. They are $3 for the banquet, $2.75 for the two pic tures normally taken of each sen ior and his date and $3.25 for the dance itself. Nigh, who, at the age of 32, is the youngest Lieutenant Governor in the history of Oklahoma and also the youngest Lieutenant Gov ernor serving at the present time in the entire nation, is a teacheer by profession and has taught his- THURSDAY NIGHT MSC Council Slates Banquet The tenth anniversary of the Memorial Student Center will be the theme of the MSC Council Banquet to be held Thursday night at 7:30 in the MSC Ballroom. The banquet, which is the big gest social highlight of the year’s MSC program, will feature a mod ern architecture theme along with the tenth anniversary celebration. Featured along with the anni versary proceedings will be the presentation of MSC Distinguished Service and Appreciation Awards. Four students and two profes sors will be honored with Distin guished Service Awards, while 25 students and seven professors will receive Appreciation Awards. Ronald Buford, current president of the Council, said that the num ber of Appreciation Awards to be presented is higher than usual be cause of the anniversary celebra tion. Three past presidents of the MSC Council will be among the honored guests for the banquet. They include Joe Fuller, who served as first Council president in 1950-51; Mi', and Mrs. W. H. Whitney, the 1955-56 Council pres ident, and Mr. and Mrs. Hugh E. Wharton, who served as last year’s president. Also included on the banquet agenda will be a special recogni tion of the outgoing directorate and the installing of next year’s Council officers and committee heads. Bo Lee, a senior agricultural en gineering major from Houston, will be installed as 1960-61 Coun cil president to succeed Buford. Current vice-president Rush Mc- Ginty .will be succeeded by Mike Schneider, a sophomore science ma jor from Dallas. Honorary vice- president Hiram French will have no predecessor. Students Bombard U. S. Submarine With Firecrackers, Demand Ransom SYDNEY, Australia CP>—Uni versity students bombarded the U. S. atomic submarine Halibut with firecrackers Tuesday night and held two American sailors in in a dog house for ransom. . The Halibut is here with the U. S. cruiser Canberra for the an nual anniversary observance of the Battle of the Coral Sea. Two years ago students boarded the U. S. carrier Bennington, here on the same mission, and brought the crew to action stations by setting off the general alarm. tory and government at McAlester High School. He has also served as state sec retary and state director of the Oklahoma Junior Chamber of Com merce and is presently a director of the McAlester Jaycees. Distinguished Service Award He has also received the Dis tinguished 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 Legisla ture as a Pittsburgh County Rep resentative, at the time the young est membeer of that body. He completed his fourth term in the House just prior to being elected to his present position. The Brock Orchestra, which fea tures 15 pieces and the vocal style of Miss Betty Cole, presents un usual novelty instrumental and singing specialities and features a Dixieland group known as the South Rampart Seven. Music of 20’s and 30’s The orchestra plays the nostal gic music of the 20’s and 30’s and is well known for its uncanny abil ity to pace its music to fit the needs and requests of its audience. Brock himself is known through out the state as a former drum mer in several formerly well known bands. Now, however, he devotes his time exclusively to the direction of his own 15-piece band, as well as a 23-piece con tinental concert band which is fea tured in many engagements in the Houston area. The orchestra’s popularity is probably best attested by the fact that they have been known to book advance engagements as much as three years ahead of time. Xi Initiation, Banquet Set For Tonight The A&M Chapter of Sigma Xi will hold its Initiation and Awards Banquet tonight at 7:30 in the Ballroom of the Memorial Student Center with two awards presented and 38 members being initiated. There are three categories of initiation, according to George W. Kunze, president of the Chapter. Five members will be initiated from associate membership to full membership, while eleven will be initiated directly to full mem bership and 23 will be initiated as associate members. Also, two categories of awards will be presented—onfe to a full member and one to an associate member. Speaker for the occasion will be Dr. Harold G. Cassidy, national lecturer for Sigma Xi, discuss ing “Fission or Fusion: The Prob lem of the Sciences and the Humanities.” Cassidy is a professor of chem istry at Yale University, where he has been on the faculty since 1938. He received his under graduate training at Akron Uni versity and Oberlin College, and received his doctoral degree from Yale. Over 37,000 Visit A&M During Year Approximately 37,300 visitors were on the campus from May 31, 1959 to May 1, 1960, P. L. Downs Jr., official greeter of the College, announced today. From May 31, 1949 to May 31, 1959 there were 592,276 visitors on the campus, Downs'reports, and the total for the 10 years and the past 11 months is 629,576. The visitors attended short cour ses, conferences, class reunions, and other scheduled meetings. There weere 8,835 visitors here for the month of April. There were 27 different groups on the campus during April. Dommert Elected Senate President By ALAN PAYNE Battalion News Editor Five students were elected to positions over opponents and five others won undisputed victories in yesterday’s Gen eral Elections held in the Memorial Student Center. A total of 935 students cast votes but this figure is not the total number of votes cast due to the fact that many voters voted in only a few of the races and not in all ten. Dommert President Robert Dommert, a fifth year veterinary medicine stu dent from Crowley, La., was elected Student Senate president over Travis Wegenhoft by a margin of 409 votes to 339. In the Student Senate vice-presidential race, the most contested race in the Senate elections, Norris R. Gilbreath, a sophomore aeronautical engi-f ' neering major from Mt. Plea sant, won with a total of 265 votes. Gilbreath ousted Joe Tom Easley, Gabby Navar and Joe S. Ternus for the post. They polled 253, 125 and 113 votes respectively. A freshman business administra tion major from Dallas, Jack Spillman, was elected recording secretary of the Senate over B. L. Lednicky. Spillman had 358 votes as compared with Lednicky’s 335. Most Votes William Frank McFarland, a junior liberal arts major from Wills Point, was elected Senate parliamentarian. McFarland, who had no opposition, polled 680 votes, the most chalked up by any candidate. Billy B. Hutson, a junior from Nacogdoches taking agricultural economics, was elected chairman of the Student Life Committee over no opposition. Hutson polled 669 votes. Chairmanship of the Student Welfare Committee went to Van R. Vanderstucken, a junior liberal arts major from Orange, who also had no opposition. Vanderstucken collected 647 votes. Bob Bower, a junior from Hous ton taking chemical engineering, was elected chairman of the Pub lic Relations Committee wdth a total of 653 votes over no opposi tion. The only other Student Senate position, chairman of the Issues Committee, went to Lee R. Rat- (See ELECTIONS on Page 3) Stag Barbecue Honors Grads Thursday Members of the Class of ’60 will be officially welcomed into the Association of Former Students at the seventh annual stag barbecue scheduled Thursday at the Grove. The barbecue is sponsored an nually by the Association for mem bers of the senior class who will graduate in June, August or Jan uary, 1961. Several beef steers, barbecued by Roy Snyder, will be served those attending along with all the customary trimmings. Tickets for the barbecue may be purchased from the following sen iors: seniors in the 1st Wing, Allen Burns; seniors in the 2nd Wing, Stanley Wied; seniors in the 1st Brigade, Ray Murski; sen iors in the 2nd Brigade, Wayne Schneider, and seniors in the band, Sam Langley. Civilian seniors may purchase their tickets from their dormitory presidents and apartment seniors may get theirs from any of their co-presidents. They may also be picked up at the main desk in the Memorial Student Center, Former Students Association offices in the MSC or the office of W. G. Breazeale, 1-H Puryear. Cash Award from Agronomy Society Gerald Walla, 1st Sergeant of Squadron 1, accepts a cash award of $18.0, from Charles Blue, president of the Agronomy Society, for the Corps of Cadet organization having the largest percentage of members purchas ing tickets to the recent Cotton Ball and Pageant. The award was made in the Agro nomy Building last night. Squadron 1 had a choice of a television set or an equal cash award—they took cash.