The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 10, 1960, Image 1

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    Prof Urges
Battalion News Editor
The lamentable fact that college professors “don’t even
want their students to be human beings” was discussed by
George Guion Williams, Professor at Rice Institute, at last
night’s Spring Program for the faculty of the School of Arts
and Sciences in the Memorial Stu--t
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Volume 59
Number 111
dent Center Ballroom.
Williams, an authority on Chau
cer, Shakespeare and 18th century
English literature, has been a pro
fessor in the Department of Eng
lish at Rice Institute since 1928.
Williams received his undergradu-
Exhibit Shown
At Convention
A special exhibit by the Division
of Architecture was included among
the exhibits presented at the rib
bon cutting ceremony officially
opening the multi-million dollar
Technical Exhibit Show of the
Texas Hospital Assn. Convention
this morning in the Dallas Memor
ial Auditorium.
The Technical Exhibit Show is
being held in conjunction with the
31st Annual Convention of THA.
F. S. Walters Jr., Amarillo, presi
dent of the Assn, will officially
open the Exhibit.
Also participating in the open
ing ceremony were the officers and
trustees of THA as well as the ex
hibits committee composed of:
George B. Pearson, chairman, ad
ministrator of Medical Center PIos-
pital, Tyler; F. R. Higginbotham,
president-elect of THA and admin
istrator of Baptist Memorial Hos
pital, San Antonio; Ward Huey,
Bauer & Black; W. R. McPheeters,
Surgical Selling Co. of Texas; and
James H. Taylor, Cary-Taylor
The Exhibit will be located on
the arena level of the . huge audi
torium with 151 booths represent
ing products of 123 different firms.
In addition to the commercial ex
hibits there will be 12 educational
Other exhibits included: Ameri
can Hospital Association; Dallas
Health and Science Museum; Med
ical Social Work Section of Na
tional Assn, of Social Workers;
Texas Assn, of Hospital Auxiliar
ies; Texas Assn, of Medical Record
Librarians; Texas Assn, of Oper
ating Room Nurses; Texas Assn of
Nurse Anesthetists; Texas Hos
pital Assn. Public Relations Scrap
book Display; Texas Medical
Assn, and Texas Society of X-ray
ate degree from Rice and did grad
uate work there and at New York
He is the author of two college
English text books, w.'rks on the
habits of birds, his hoppy, and a
novel, “Blind Bull.”
In his sneech, “Professor vs. Stu
dent,” Williams said many po
tentially good college students drop
out because they are forced by
their college professors tb do as
signments they are not at all in
terested "in.
‘Without Motivation . . .’
“Accomplishment without moti
vation can only breed resentment,”
Williams said, , “and it is our sole
responsibility as college professors
to provide the student with that
To illustrate his point, Williams
said that of all students of high
school age in the United States,
25 per cent never get to high
school. Of those who do get to
high school, almost one-third will
drop out before graduation. Many
of these drop-outs are intellegent
students who just lose interest in
school and have no one to motivate
them to stay.
“About The same thing can be
said for the 40 per cent of enter
ing freshmen in America’s colleges
who leave school before gradua
tion,” Williams added.
Get Them Interested
Williams said little more than
the ability to read and write ac
ceptable English was needed to
graduate from high school today
and it was the job of the college
professor to take these high school
students and get them interested
enough in a course to make them
work hard at it and enjoy their
But Williams warned that this
was not always the case.
“I know a lot of college profes
sors who are actually sadist,” he
said. “They seem to believe that
if a student is given enough work
to hurt him, it is good for him,”
he added.
“Actually this is not so,” Wil
liams declared. “The overworked
student soon loses interest in the
course and respect for the teacher.
‘Sit back and . .
“Treat your student as human
beings. Appreciate their efforts
and tell them so and make them
feel they are accompishing some
thing and then just sit back and
watch the interest and the class
attitude improve,” Williams con
James P. Hannigan
. . addresses Senate fete
Purdue Dean Named
Graduation Speaker
Hannigan Praises
Campus Groups
Dean of Students James P. Hannigan told the Student
Senate last night that “the effectiveness of any governing
body depends on the quality of its individuals” as he ad
dressed the Senate at its annual banquet in the Memorial
Student Center.
Hannigan praised the Senate and
all other campus organizations and
revealed that he felt they had all
had a lot to do with the overall
success experienced over the past
school year.
He did, however, point out a few
things he felt the Senate should
discuss and try to improve next
year in an effort to improve stu
dent relations.
Among these things were rela
tions between the Senate itself and
several other campus organiza
tions, an honor code and coopera
tion with the ROTC program.
He also revealed that in yester
day’s Executive Committee meet
ing President Earl Rudder has
stated that he felt relations be
tween the corps students, civilians
and the faculty and staff had been
especially good over the year.
Also he expressed the belief that
conditions in the mess halls and
dormitory study conditions were at
a high level over the past year.
Following Hannigan on the pro
gram, Senate president Jake Seker-
ka presented keys to all members
of the Senate who have served
over the year.
Receiving keys were Sekerka,
Travis Wegenhoft, vice president;
Norris Gilbreath, recording secre
tary; Wayne Schneider, parliamen
tarian; Tom Hamilton, Public Re
lations Committee Chairman.
W. B. (Ben) Cook, Issues Com
mittee Chairman; Larry White,
Student Life Committee Chairman;
Marvin Schneider’, Student Welfare
Committee Chairman.
Marcus G. Blagg, Bill Brown,
James, W. Carter, David N. Chap
man, Charles Cloud, Roland Dom-
mert, Wiley Wade Dover, Don M.
Dungan, A. W. Dunlap, George A.
Johnston, W. F. McFarland, Rush
Hubert Oxford, Tim Pixley, Ed
gar Price, Sam H. Ridgeway, Leo
C. Rigsby, James E. Taylor, John
G. Thomas, Bruce Ueckert and
James Wolfe.
Sekerka was then presented an
engraved gavel by the Senate sop
homores as a token for the job he
has done while serving as president
for the year.
Guests, in addition to Hannigan
and Rudder, were Chancellor M. T.
Harrington; Bennie Zinn, Director
of Student Affairs; Col. Joe E.
Davis, Commandant; R. 0. Murrah,
President of the Association of
Former Students; J. Wayne Stark,
Director of the MSC, and W. L.
Penberthy, Department of Health
and Physical Education.
NEA Officer
Slated Tonight
New officers of the Student Na
tional Education Assn, for the [
1960-(5l school year will be in
stalled tonight at 7:30, Room 3C
of the Memorial Student Center.
Dr. George B. Wilcox, Professor
Emeritus of the Department of
Education and P.y ehdlogy, for
.whom the A&M •?'••• ••• NEA
Chapter is named, will ins* ill Rob
ert KeaU-’sy, a jinnor C'hvmion
major from Corsicana, as presi
Keathley will be ass" 1 d by
Fred A. Hopson, s'- ii r edvotion
major from. Llano as vice-presi
dent; Albert C. Sur -muth,- junior
education majqr from Houston, as
secretary-treasurer; Carroll Goode,
senior education major from
Clarksville, as -parliamentarian,
and Keith Sterzing, junior educa
tion major from Austin, as pub
licity chairman.
Dr. E. L Butz
commeneemeni Mieaker
Over 1,000
Seek Degrees
Earl L. Butz, Dean of Agriculture of Purdue University,
will deliver the commencement address at the May 28 gradu
ation. The commencement will be held in the G. Rollie White
Coliseum at 10 a. m.
The final review for the senior cadets will be held at
1:15 on the main drill field in front of the Memorial Student
Center. Commissioning exercises for the cadets will be held
at 3:15 p. m. in the Coliseum.
There are 1.009 candidates for degrees including 104
candidates for advanced degrees.
Since 1957
Butz has been with Purdue since 1957 and for three
years prior he served as assis
tant secretary of agriculture
in Washington, D. C., jn
charge of marketing and for
eign agriculture.
Hear Rudder
President Earl Rudder spoke
last night at a special fund-rais
ing dinner for the Bryan-College
Station Chamber of Commerce
Crestview Home for the Aged
The proposed home, which will
be located at the intersection of
29th and Villa Maria Road, will
cost the Chamber a total of $100,-
000 even though it is actually
valued at a $1,000,000 home.
A lucheon was held Friday for
people planning to give gifts lar
ger than usual.
Henry Clay is chairman of the
Drive, Ralph L. Grange is execu
tive secretary and R. B. Butler
and F. W. Kazmeier are co-chair
man of the finance comittee.
Eighty-Eight To Join Phi Kappa Phi
Eighty-eight-new members will
be initiated and new officers in
stalled, at a meeting of the Hon
orary Society of Phi Kappa Phi
tonight at 7 in the MSC.
New officers to be installed in
clude Fred E. Ekfelt, Department
of English, president; Wayne C.
Hall, Department of Plant Phys
iology and Pathology, vice presi
dent and Howard Gravett, Depart
ment of Biology, treasurer. Rich
ard Vrooman, Division of Archi
tecture and L. C. Grumbles, De
partment of Veterinary Microbiol
ogy, will begin their second year
of two-year terms as secretary and
as Journal Correspondent.
“Phi Kappa Phi is the only one
of the national honor societies
which seeks its membership among
the high-ranking students from all
colleges, graduate, agriculture,
arts and sciences, engineering and
veterinary medicine and also
among the faculty,” Professor Ek
felt points out. “It nominates the
highest ten per cent of the grad
uating class in all colleges, pro
vided the grade point ratios are
2.25 and the highest five per cent
of the junior class, provided grade
point averages are 2.50.”
Faculty Members
Faculty members to be initiated
include the following:
Professors John Q. Anderson,
Department of English; Charles
Hubert Bridges, Veterinary Path
ology; Meta S. Brown, Agronomy;
O. D. Butler, Animal Husbandry;
Lawrence S. Dillon, Biology; How
ard E. Joham, Plant Physiology
and Pathology; Truman Ross
Jones, Jr., Civil Engineering;
Charles J. Keese, Civil Engineer
ing; Karl J. Koenig, Geology;
Willie F. D;;ueger, Poultry Science
and Erwin E. Liebhafsky, Econom
ics Department.
The following students were in
College Station: Gilbert Sadler
Bridges, Robert P. Shubinski, Rob
ert W. Mitchell, graduate school;
Donald D. Day, accounting; Em
mett J. Ross Jr. and Ben B. Trot
ter, business; Moss L. Antony and
James R. Couch Jr., pre-medical;
Mohammed Abdus Salam Mia, vet
erinary medicine.
Bryan: Don Bull and Neilon J.
Roawn, graduate school; Winford
E. Mauldin, physics; Frederick H.
Cleveland, electrical engineering.
From Houston
Houston: Thomas D. Daugher
ty Jr. and Jack V. Walker, grad
uate school; Charles R. Moore,
pre-medical; Marvin J. Schneider
and Jerry E. Reynolds, mechanical
Dallas: Ralph L. Shanahan,
graduate school; Patrick Watson,
pre-medical; James R. Carey, aero
nautical engineering; Jimmy H.
Hinton and Robert H. Highen,
electrical engineering.
San Antonio: Allen C. Ludwig,
chemical engineering.
Ft. Worth: Alfred R. Pate Jr.,
chemical engineering; Robert E.
Abies, veterinary medicine.
Odessa: James Dunn, graduate
school; James L. Wallace, electrical
Lufkin: Sam G. Gibbs, grad
uate school.
Irving: J. Ralph Ellis, graduate
Kirbyville: Alexander S. Pool,
graduate school.
Conroe: Donald Walder, grad
uate school.
Port Lavaca: Henry J. Bonoi’-
den, agricultural engineering.
Robstown: Robert J. Rektorik,
agricultural engineering; Richie S-
Dryden, pre-law.
Smithville: Paul W. Unger, ag
ricultural engineering.
Columbus: Travis L. Wegen
hoft, agricultural engineering;
Walter R. Willms, agronomy.
Paige: Allan A. Marburger,
Floydada; Gayne W. Scott, ag
Cherokee: Lovell W. Kuyken
dall, animal husbandry.
Lockhart: George W. Ohlen-
dorf, rural sociology; Dickie D.
Fox, chemical engineering; Robert
C. Ohlendorf, electrical engineer-
Canyon: Leo C. Rigsby, rural
sociology; Charles W. Conatser,
Victoria: Joseph H. Post, wild
life management.
Montalba: Kenneth R. McGee,
animal husbandry.
Caldwell: James R. Groce, ac
Mabank: Hollis C. Boehme,
El Campo: Paul A. Rainosek,
Joaquin: Sam E. Spence, per
sonnel management.
San Angelo: Gus T. Alexander,
pre-dental; Wiley W. Dover, pe
troleum engineering.
"Henderson: Wm. Curtis Clary,
Abilene: William R. Olds, arch
Honey Grove: Henry F. Goss,
chemical engineering.
Carthage: Freddie Marlowe,
chemical engineering and English
Cadet, Civilian Awards Given
Corpus Christi: John Minor,
chemical engineering.
Bishop: Ed H. Moerbe, Jr.,
chemical engineering.
Kingsville: Darrell G. Pausky,
chemical engineering.
San Benito: Clyde C. Bagley
Jr., electrical engineering.
Whitesboro: Virgil L. Boas,
electrical engineering.
Hearne': James C. Harless, elec
trical engineering.
Groves: Bruce B. Johnson, elec
trical engineering.
Naples: Noel W. Tuck
al engineering.
Brookshire: Alroy G. Sturm,
industrial education.
Beaumont: Hubert Oxford, III.
ihechanical engineering.
Schulenburg: Louis E. Little,
petroleum engineering and agri
cultural education.
Thorndale: Charles W. Graham,
veterinary medicine.
Justin: Joseph E. Smith, vet
erinary medicine.
Santa Monica, Calif.: Douglas
K. Carriger, veterinary medicine.
Fluker, La.: Warren D. Kent,
Jr., veterinary medicine.
Farmersville, La.: Perry G.
Smith, veterinary medicine.
Ft. Meade, Md.: Thomas C.
Hunter Jr., graduate school.
Trenton, N. J.: Carl T. Jantos,
graduate school.
Woodville: L. Wayne Sanders,
mechanical engineering.
Grant To Open
Science Work
The Texas Academy of Science
has received a grant of $10,750
from the National Science Founda
tion, to promote a second series of
undergraduate research confer
ences during .the 1960-61 academic
year, Dr. Charles LaMotte, pro
gram director, has announced. Dr.
LaMotte is a professor in the De
partment of Biology.
Three hundred and ten under
graduate science students and 78
of their science teachers from 58
of the junior and small senior col
leges of Texas participated in the
conferences. Research laborator
ies were visited, projects reviewed)
techniques discussed and the na
ture, significance, requirements
and rewards of present day re
search explained by outstanding
scientists in each of the major
science fields.
About 250 more students applied
than could be accommodated in the
conferences. Many of those who
did participate are now being ad
mitted to, universities throughout
the country for study toward ad
vanced degrees.
Dr. LaMotte says the A&M Re
search Foundation will disburse
the funds in accordance with the
provisions of the grant.
Prior to going to Washington
Butz spent most of his life in
"Miana. He graduated from Pur
due in 1932 and acquired his doc-
,orate in 1937. He served for eight
years as head of the Department
of Agricultural Economics before
becoming assistant secretary of
Butz has traveled widely, hav
ing been abroad six times in 25
foreign counties, and has spoken
in 46 states in the United States.
Research Economist
In 1943 he was research econo
mist with the Brookings Institution
in Washington, D. C., where his
researches were published in a book
entitled “The Production Credit
System for Farmers.” The follow
ing year he was Research Econo
mist with the National Bureau of
Economic Research in New York
City. He has been a lecturer for
many years before the School of
Banking at the University of Wis
consin and before the Graduate
School of Banking at Rutgers Uni
versity. Likewise he has lectured
before the Life Officers Investment
Seminar at the University of
Butz is a member of a number
of professional and learned socie
ties. He is also a director of the
Standard Life Insurance Company
of Indianapolis, of the Ralston Pu
rina Company of St. Louis and of
the Foundation for American Agri-
| culture.
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Expecting Big
3-Day Crowd
Advance reservations indicate a
big crowd of cattlemen will be on
hand for the sixth annual Amer
ican Angus Conference on campus
today through Thursday. The event
is jointly sponsored by the Amer
ican Angus Association and Texas
Angus cattlemen in cooperation
with the College, according to O.
D. Butler, head of the Department
of Animal Husbandry.
The gathering of cattle breeders
from every section of the nation
will see demonstrations and hear
talks by 21 speakers on a wide va
riety of subjects. The theme will
be “Pacing Progress for Greater
One of the feature attractions
of the event will be a demonstra
tion of the use of ultrasonics in
measuring a beef animal’s rib-eye
muscle. It is hoped the process
may some day be a big help in se
lecting breeding stock which is
heavily muscled and whose off
spring will produce meaty carcas
Another highlight of the Confer
ence will be a panel discussion on
merchandising Angus cattle in the
Southwest. T. B. Porter of Aus
tin, a former Texas Angus Asso
ciation president, will be the mod
erator. Other Texans on the panel
will be Herman Allen of Menard
and Milt Miller of Brady, a field
representative for the American
Angus Association in the South
Marvin Couey of San Angelo,
president of the Texas Angus As
sociation, has announced that
everyone attending the big event
is invited to a Texas Chuck Wagon
Feed at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
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Cadets On Parade
The A&M Corps of Cadets pass in review in honor of their
parents at the annual Parent’s Day review on the main drill
field in ceremonies last Sunday. Cadet and civilian awards
were also announced. See Page 3 for story.
A&M Professor
Asked To Attend
Dallas Conference
Dr. Bardin H. Nelson, professor
in the Department of Agricultural
Economics and Sociology, has been
asked to serve as rapporteur for
a National Conference on the Pop
ulation Crisis. This conference is
being sponsored by the Dallas
Council on World Affairs and
Newsweek magazine and will be
held at the Sheraton-Dallas Hotel
May 17-19.
Program participants will in
clude Mr. John D. Rockefeller III,
chairman of the Rockefeller Foun
dation and of the Board of Trustees
of the Population Council; Mr. H.
E. Mahomedali Chogla, Ambassa
dor to the United States from In
dia; Dr. F. F. Hill, vice-president
of the Ford Foundation with re
sponsibility for the Overseas De
velopment Program; Dr. Philip M.
Hauser, director, Population Re
search and Training Center, Uni
versity of Chicago, and Mr. Ernest
K. Lindley, director of Newsweek’s
Washington Bureau.