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The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 20, 1960, Image 1

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Court Denies Coed Entrance; Loophole Left The Battalion Volume 59 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS FRIDAY, MAY 20, 1960 Number 118 Armed Forces Day Tops .Brazos Weekend Activity Displays, Parade Included In Event A parade, TV program and special display will feature the, Bryan-College Station area’s observance of Armed For ces Day tomorrow. This morning at 11 a special TV program was presented featuring the eight commanders of the various reserve un its which will take part in the observance. Featured on the program were Brig. Gen. Spencer J. Buchanan, commander of the 420th Engineer Brigade; Col. Joe E. Davis, commander of the 358th Battle Group; Col. Kay Halsell, commander of the 49th Armored Division Trains. Com. Norman F. Rode, commander of the 8-3 Naval Reserve Research Co.; Col. - ■ ■ II mmm a Gates’ First The eleventh annual Armed Forces Day will be the first for Secretary of Defense Thomas S. Gates, Jr., since he became Secretary of De fense. Pipeline Head Summoned By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON—The president of a big gas pipeline company was summoned today to give his ver sion of what he told a Federal Power commissioner at a fashion able swimming pool party. The House Legislative Over sight subcommittee turned to N. W. Freeman, president of Mid western Gas Transmission Co. af ter two days of often angry ques tioning of the firm’s Washington attorney, Thomas G. (Tommy the Cork) Corcoran. Through frequent partisan ex changes, Corcoran stuck to his contention there was nothing im proper or illegal about his off-the- record chats with three FPC mem bers last October. He sought only to expedite, not to influence, their action, he said. Boot Ducats Being Sold Tickets are now on sale and will remain on sale right up until time to start the annual Boot Dance, Saturday, May 28, in the MSC Ballroom, according to W. D. (Pete) Hardesty, student or ganizations advisor. They may be purchased for $2 per couple at the cashier’s win dow in the lower level of the MSC. The dance, which will last from 9-12 p.m., is a semiformal affair and all girls are urged to wear cocktail or dinner dresses and not formals. The Aggieland Combo will play for the dance. Taylor Wilkins, commander of the 1st Battle Group, 143rd Infantrv. 36th Division; Lt. Col. 0. D. Butler, commander of the 1st Field Artillery, 19th Ar tillery; and Lt. Col. William 0. Davis, commander of the 9807th Air Reserve Squadron. Special Parade Tomorrow morning at 11 a spec ial parade through the streets ,of Bryan will take the spotlight. The units will form on 27th and Bryan Streets, then to 28th Street, to Main Street, to 23rd Street, to Bryan Street, to 27th Street and back to the starting point at 27th and Bryan. Units in the order of their ap pearance will include a group of local dignitaries not yet announ ced; the Allenian Drill Team, Color Guai’d, Band and Battle Group; 420th Engineer Brigade; A&M Fish Drill Team; 386th Engineers; recruiting vehicles from the Army Navy and Air Force and the 358th Battle Group. Lt. Col. Wilkins will serve as parade marshal. In connection with the parade, four different groups of airplanes will fly over the city on special display. There will be groups of three C-119’s four F-86’s, four F-lOO’s and eight T-33’s. They will all fly in a north to south direction and will appear at 10:45, 11:15, 11:30 and 12 re spectively. The special display will be open (See ARMED FORCES on Page 5) Tower Toward Sky Three US Army Nike-Hercules missiles, the first to be raised in the Far East, tower toward the sky, The Nike- Hercules, designed to intercept and destroy enemy planes regardless of evasive action, can engage and, destroy either single planes or formations of aircrafts. TWO CITIES—A&M Development Group Promotes Relations By TOMMY HOLBEIN Battalion Staff Writer Since last November, the A&M Development Committee has been organized for the purpose of assisting A&M and the communities of College Station and Bryan and foster ing better relations between the two cities and A&M in any way it can, according to Marion - * Pugh, member of the committee and owner of the Marion C. Pugh Lumber Co. “The Committee is a branch of the Bryan-College Station Cham ber of Commerce, and it works through the Chamber,” said Pugh. “We want to help publicize the advantages of coming to A&M as well as foster better understanding between the college and the two communities.” Composed of 16 members repre senting a cross-section of the dif ferent business in Bryan and Col lege Station, under the direction of Dr. Bill Carmichael, Superintend ent of Bryan Schools, the Com mittee has made available funds to the college that A&M as a State- supported school cannot be alloted from the state, said Pugh. Continuing, Pugh said, “The Committee alloted funds to send various members of the faculty and staff of A&M to over 50 high school career days across the state, to show the students what A&M had to offer. In the past, an ex-student usually repre sented the college, since the school could not get funds to send these men from the college, being a state school.” “The professors and staff mem bers were sent to locales across the state where the major interest would probably be in their own departments, and more students were able to become interested in A&M this way,” added Pugh. Kennedy •/ Favored In Oregon By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon bal lots today in a presidential pri mary fired up by at battle between a favorite son and a hard-cam paigning candidate for the Demo cratic presidential bid. The election pitted Sen. Wayne Morse, who has served Oregon in Washington since 1944, against Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massa chusetts, victor in all six othe primaries he entered this year. Most people who did any pre dicting at all picked Kennedy to sweep up 17 more national' con vention votes in the last major primary contest of 1960. Kennedy, out hustling at super markets, factories and street cor ners all day Thursday, allowed himself finally to concede he was “very much encouraged.” Whe ther for buildup purposes or not, he previously had taken the line that Morse ought to win in his own state. Todd, Barber Take New Corps Posts A transfer in the cadet non commissioned officers in the Corps of Cadets has been an nounced, according to Col. Frank Vaden, assistant commandant of the college. Edward Todd has been trans ferred from sergeant major of the 2nd Brigade to the position of operations sergeant on Corps Staff. And Harvey Barber will assume the sergeant major posi tion of the 2nd Brigade after serving as the Corps operations sergeant. HE YE TO PRESENT GIFT Shirley Fund Totals $1,275 Storage Open For Summer In Walton Students may begin placing ar ticles for storage during the summer in the basement of Dorm 3 and Ramp K of Walton Hall starting Monday afternoon and lasting through Saturday. Schedules for storing personal property run as follows: Mon day, 4-5 p.m., and Tuesday through Saturday, 11-12 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. Students attending only the first summer term may begin storing property in Ramp K of Walton Hall Friday, July 15 from 4-5 p.m., and all students who will attend the second term of summer school hut not the first should follow the same above- mentioned schedule for storing ar ticles all summer long, starting Monday. Lamps will he stored at 40 cents each and all other baggage will be stored at 40 cents for containers not exceeding three cubic volume feet. Other pieces will be stored at proportionate rates with a minimum of 20 cents per separate article. All large equipment such as bicycles, typewriters, radios, TV sets, etc. not stored in boxes will be stored at $1 each. All items stored must be re moved by 5 p.m. September 23, and all items not picked up will be disposed of. Opinion Implies Way To Enter Special to The Battalion WACO UP) —The 10th Court of Civil Appeals again re pelled a woman’s effort to enter A&M but left the door ajar Thursday for action in the future. The opinion even hinted how the girl could gain admission. Ruling on an appeal from Bryan denying the entrance to the all male citadel to Miss Margaret Allred of Bryan, Justice Jake Tirey wrote in his decision: “We think the trial court in Bryan correctly denied entry to this woman. We feel it is our duty to say that in the event Miss Allred makes application for admission to A&M to pursue a course of study leading to a degree in floriculture that she should be permitted to do so, and not be excluded solely on the grounds that she - * - is a member of the female Nikky Warns Commie Rulers By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BERLIN—Nikita Khrushchev’s missions in East Berlin appears to be to warn its Communist rulers to be careful. The Soviet Premier seems far from anxious for an explosion over West Berlin in the near future. When Khrushchev blew up the four-power summit meeting in Paris before it could get started, his thunder made the storm seem elose at hand. In East Berlin Thursday, it sounded more like an ominous rumble well beyond the horizon. Khrushchev in a subdued mood —as he surely was Thursday— can be just as baffling as Khrush chev roaring insults and threaten ing mayhem. But there were a few hints dropped. Little by little the world out side the Communist leadership may get an idea of the factors be hind the fantastic performance of the Communist boss in Paris, where he showered insults on the President of the United States and shook a pudgy fist under the nose of Washington. sex. The appeals court ruled last year that two Bryan married women could not attend A&M be cause equal facilities were pro vided elsewhere by Texas for wo men. Only School Offering Miss Allred said she wanted to study floriculture and that A&M is the only state-supported school in Texas that offered courses lead ing to a degree. She also wanted to study law, available at A&M and other schools. She brought suit after making informal inquir ies at which she wa§ told she would be rejected. “We feel that in view of past developments and legal judgments that should she so apply for flori culture courses, and is qualified, authorities of A&M will grant her admission,” Judge Tirey wrote. Lawyers for the college argued that the school is all-male and operated under military rules. They denied that Miss Allred is being denied her constitutional right. By THE BATTALION NEWS STAFF ‘not legal directive ... ’ Leonard Passmore, lawyer in the Attorney General’s office, said the opinion affirmed the judgment of the trial court in denying en trance to women. In only indi cated that she could qualify for entrance. “Justice Tirey’s statement is not a legal directive. It just indicates what the court might say if the case were presented in that man ner,” said Passmore. He added that the A&M College System Board of Directors must admit women to the college, and that at present they were under no legal compulsion to do so. ‘have it open ... ’ “Yes,-the door is ajar, and I think we will have it open by next year.” This was the view expressed by Bryan attorney John M. Barron, lawyer for the women who are seeking admission to A&M. Barron made the statement af ter receiving the 23-page opinion issued in Waco yesterday by Tirey. He said he was a little “surprised” that the Waco court expressed even part of the opinion in his favor, but was pleased at its fair ness. “There are, however, a number of ‘stumbling blocks’ in the opinion which I will try to. have removed,” Barron said. The “stumbling blocks” Barron referred to include having to phys ically try to enroll the women at A&M next fall, when “I have a (See COEDS on Pace 5) Red Minister Seeks Halt To Spy Flights By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS UNITED NATIONS, N. Y.— Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko flies to New York today in pursuit of a U. N. prohibition against American spy flights that will be binding after President Eisenhower leaves the White House. In a telegram to the U. N. Se curity Council Thursday night, Gromyko brushed aside Eisenhow er’s statement in Paris that U. S. flights over Soviet territory had been halted and would not be re sumed. Gromyko said Eisenhower could not promise the aerial spying would not be resumed after he leaves office in January and there fore the president’s statement was only “a tactical step” taken “with the object of deluding world pub lic opinion.” The Security Council meets Monday afternoon to take up the Soviet charge of U. S. aggression based on the U2 reconnaissance plane which the Soviets brought down on Soviet territory on May Day. Gromyko was due in New York tonight from Paris to rep resent the Soviets in the council debate. SCC Conducts Visitors Tour Four members of the Student Chamber of Commerce took 57 students from St. Joseph’s Par ochial School in Bryan on a tour of the campus yesterday after noon. The group was taken to the Me morial Student Center, the Data Processing Center and the campus museum in the morning. Staff members and students at the cen ter showed them how the process ing machines operate. From there they went to Kyle Field for a pic nic lunch. In the afternoon the group vis ited the chapel and then returned to school. Conducting the tour were Bob Roberts, executive secretary of the SCC; Clifford Lane, chamber mem ber; Robbie Godwin, representa tive from the School of Arts and Sciences and Sam Spence. The tour was handled by the Visitors and Information Commit tee of the chamber. Aggies dug deep into their pock ets for about right at $1,275 to be presented to the family of Carole Jeanne Shirley. Cadet Col. of the Corps William Heye said he would go to San An tonio this weekend to present the money to N Mrs. Lee A. Shirley, mother of the girl. Miss Shirley was killed last Fri day night when the car in which she was riding went out of control and overturned 1.4 miles west of Bryan. The final count includes some $1,240 collected from the Corps of Cadets and $35 donated by civilian students. Heye spoke to the Corps of Ca dets Monday afternoon before lunch at Duncan Dining Hall. Heye asked the cadets to contribute what they could to help the fam ily out financially. Collections were made in Dun can and Sbisa Dining Halls and civilian students made donations through their dorm presidents Thursday night. “We never expect the money to make up for that girl’s life,” Heye told the Corps Monday, “but we want her family to know that the A&M Corps ’of Cadets wants to help.” Heye said said a spray of flow ers was sent to Boonville, Mo., for the funeral Tuesday afternoon. Miss Shirley worked for the United Service Automobile Assn, in San Antonio. Heye said he be lieved she was the only member of the family working at the time of the accident. Her father suffered a stroke some time ago, Heye said, and is confined to bed. Her mother has been staying home to cai - e for him. Prior to the time he suffered the stroke, Shirley worked for the Red Cross. The Shirley’s moved to San An tonio recently from Missouri, Heye said. Miss Shirley attended Sam Houston State College for a year. Besides her mother and father, Miss Shirley is survived by a younger brother, 12. ★ ★ ★ McClelland, Lux In Good Condition, To Be Released From Hospital Soon Mike McClelland, senior in Squadron 10 and Ed Lux, sen ior in Squadron 8 who were injured in an accident last Friday which proved fatal to Miss Carole Jeanne Shirley are reported in good condition by Dr. C. R. Lyons, Director of Student Health Services. The two seniors were released from St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bryan Wednesday. They are in Room 4 of the College Hospital and will probably remain there for the rest of the week, according to Lyons. Lyons said they are showing Armed Forces Day Observed—Page 4 steady improvement and will be able to graduate. He said they would be able to go to class today if they felt like it. The accident occurred Friday night about 12:51 a m. on Highway 21 west of Bryan where the road way changes from a divided high way to a single right-of-way. The accident was investigated by Highway Patrolman Don Sybert. fil W- rA Campus Visitors This group of St. Joseph’s Parochial School grade school students visited the campus yesterday and were shown interest points by members of the Student Chamber of Commerce. They visited the Memorial Stu dent Center, the museum, the Data Process ing Center and the Chapel.