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COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS THURSDAY, MAY 26, 1960
Former Students Honor Faculty Members
Cadet Officers, Non-Coms
Given Posts For Next Year
The following cadets have been
made tentative appointments and
assignments in the Corps of Ca
dets for next year. These pro tem
appointments and assignments are
made pending confirmation at a
later date based on individual
qualifications, according to Col.
Joe E. Davis, commandant of the
Corps Commander, Sydney N.
Heaton, Colonel of the Corps;
Deputy Corps Commander, Guyron
B. Laycock, Colonel; J-l, Adjutant,
John V. Kitowski, Lieutenant
Colonel; J-2, Intelligence, John N.
Harrington, Lieutenant Colonel;
J-3, Operations, Paul J. Phillips,
Lieutenant Colonel; J-4, Supply,
Walter R. Frazier, Lieutenant
Colonel; Scholastic Officer, James
C. Lagrone, Lieutenant Colonel;
Corps Liaison Officer, Edward A.
Todd, Lieutenant Colonel; Public
Information Officer, William L.
Plicklin, Lieutenant Colonel; Day
Student Liaison Officer, Glenn A.
Jones, Lieutenant Colonel; Athletic
Officer, Harvey B. Cash, Lieuten
ant Colonel; Commander, Con
solidated Band; Walter Ray
Whims, Lieutenant Colonel; Head
Drum Major, David Lee Voelter,
Major; Scholastic Sergeant, Mal-
tolm W. Hall, Master Sergeant;
Operations Sergeant, Gary R. An
derson, Master Sergeant; Intelli
gence Sergeant, Gary G. Lively,
Master Sergeant; Supply Sergeant,
James W. Cardwell, Master Ser
geant; Communications Sergeant,
Terrence D. Gossett, Master Ser
geant; Athletic Sergeant, Robert
W. Timme, Master Sergeant; Band
Liaison Sergeant, John Alexander
Betts, Master Sergeant.
Headquarters Consolidated Band
Commanding Officer, Walter Ray
Willms, Lieutenant Colonel; Execu
tive Officer, Don Wilson Copley,
Major; Head Drum Major, David
Lee Voelter, Major; Drum Major—
White Band, Robert Scott Harris,
Captain; Drum Major — Maroon
Band, Fred Lee Buckner, Captain.
Commanding Officer, Aubrey
Christian Elkins, Captain; Execu
tive Officer, Edwai’d Howard Bell,
First Lieutenant; First Sergeant,
Lawrence Walter Christian, First
Commanding Officer, Donald
Frank Boren, 1 Captain; Executive
Officer, Tommy H. Terrell, First
Lieutenant; First Sergeant, Sidney
Finis Stephenson, First Sergeant.
Headquarters First Brigade
Commanding Officer, George
Richard Meadows, Colonel; Execu
tive Officer, Renato Ramierz, Lieu
tenant Colonel; Scholastic Officer,
John H. Lobinger, Lieutenant
Colonel; James L. Beaty, Master
Sergeant; Charles L. Cockran,
Headquarters First Battle Group
Commanding Officer, James L.
Haygood, Lieutenant Colonel;
Executive Officer, John D. Bounds,
Major; Thomas H. Ralph, Technical
Sergeant; Wayne W. Sharp, Tech
Company “A,” First Brigade
Commanding Officer, Joe Lee
Gilbert, Jr., Captain; Executive
Officer, Tommie A. Nelson, First
Lieutenant; First Sergeant, Marion
M. Walton, First Sergeant.
Company “B,” First Brigade
Commanding Officer, Gordon K.
Montgomery, Captain; Executive
Officer, Dan D. Williams, First
Lieutenant; First Sergeant, Juan
Martinez, First Sergeant.
Company “C,” First Brigade
Commanding Officer, Don M.
Ogg, Captain; Executive Officer,
O’Neal Munn, First Lieutenant;
Richard G. McPherson, First Ser
Company “D,” Firs! Brigade
Commanding Officer, Robert H.
Moore, Captain; Executive Officer,
Frank G. Boyle, First Lieutenant;
First Sergeant, James ' T.’ Davis,
Headquarters Second Battle Group
Commanding Officer, Fred Hud
speth, Lieutenant Colonel; Execu
tive Officer, Trent N. Cox, Major;
James D. Carnes, Technical Ser
geant; Kent G. Ellis, Technical
Company “E,” First Brigade
Commanding Officer, Irwin
Dierking, Captain; Executive Offi
cer, John B. Stokes, First Lieuten
ant; First Sergeant, Richard B.
Wadsworth, First Sergeant.
Company “F,” First Brigade
Commanding Officer, Lynn A.
McKinne, Captain; Executive Offi
cer, Grady A. Light, First Lieu
tenant; First Sergeant, Charles P.
Garner, First Sergeant.
Company “G,” First Brigade
Commanding Officer, Bernard C.
Heer, Captain; Executive Officer,
James E. Stiebing, First Lieuten
ant; First Sergeant, Joe M. Stev
ens, First Sergeant.
Headquarters Second Brigade
Commanding Officer, Harvey D.
Barber, Colonel; Executive Officer,
Franklin T. Osborne, Lieutenant
Colonel; Scholastic Officer, God
frey T. Moller, Lieutenant Colonel;
Adjutant, Milton Paul Martin,
Major; Intelligence and Safety
Officer, James Eugene Stubbs,
Major; Operations Officer, Donald
Williamson, Major; Supply Officer,
Harris E. Haynes, Major; Chap
lain, Kenton W. Sanders, Major;
Operations Sergeant, Dan W. Deu-
pree, Master Sergeant; Scholastic
Sergeant, John H. Winder, Master
Headquarters Third Battle Group
Commanding Officer, Travis L.
Wegenhoft, Lieutenant Colonel;
Executive Officer, Tommy C.
Reid, Major; Adjutant, Seth L.
Weld, Major; Intelligence and
Safety Officer, Joe H. Hegyesi,
Major; Supply Officer, James T.
Rector, Major; Richard Alvarado,
Technical Sergeant; Billy C. Brown,
Technical Sergeant; Ramsey K.
Melugin, Technical Sergeant.
Company “A,” Second Brigade
Commanding Officer, Guy W.
Keeling, Captain; Executive Offi
cer, Charles E. Hoermann, First
Lieutenant; First Sergeant, Charles
W. McClain, First Sergeant.
Company “B,” Second Brigade
Commanding Officer, John Todd
Eagle, Captain; Executive Officer,
Jack Donald Floyd, First Lieuten
ant; First Sergeant, Michael M.
Schneider, First Sergeant.
Company “C,” Second Brigade
Commanding Officer, Jerry I.
Gilliland, Captain; Executive Offi
cer, William B. Peyton, First Lieu
tenant; First Sergeant, Cecil D.
Bailey, First Sergeant.
Company “D,” Second Brigade
Commanding Officer, Lee Roger
Ratliff, Captain; Executive Officer,
James E. R&lley, First Lieutenant;
First Sergeant, Boyd R. Branch,
Company “H,” First Brigade
Commanding Officer, Charles H.
Rollins, Captain; Executive Offi-
(See NEW CADET on Page 4)
R. J. Reamer;
Vet Prof, Dies
Russell J. Beamer, chief of the
small animal clinic of the School
of Veterinary Medicine and Sur-
Faculty Award Winners
Faculty Distinguished Achievement Awards
of $1,000 each were presented May 24 to six
educators for their outstanding teaching
and research work. Upper row, left to right,
receipients were James Horace Bass, profes
sor of history and government; W. T. Berry
Jr., assistant professor of animal husbandry,
and Robert 0. Reid, associate professor of
oceanography and meteorology. Lower row,
left to right, Russell J. Beamer, lecturer in
veterinary medicine and surgery; Richard
H. Davis Jr., associate professor in veteri
nary physiology and pharmacology, and
Charles J. Keese, professor of civil engi
neering. The awards were established in
1955 by the Association of Former Students
through its Texas A&M College Develop
Rudder To Deliver Baylor
President Earl Rudder will de
liver the commencement address
at Baylor University’s Commence
ment Exercises tomorrow morn
ing at 10 in the Heart O’ Texas
Coliseum on the Waco campus.
Both Rudder and the Rev. Lester
L. Morriss, pastor of the First
Baptist Church in Midland, who
will deliver the Baccalaureate ad
dress Thursday night, will receive
honorary degrees at the com
■ Commencement activities began
this afternoon with a reception in
the Tidwell Bible Building from
3-4 p.m. It honored ministers of
all faiths present for commence-
TO EFFECT FRESHMEN
Counseling And Testing Center Slated
To Replace Basic Division Next Fall
ment and their wives.
The president’s annual reception
honoring members of the senior
class and their families follows on
the South Burleson lawn from 4-5
Traditional Senior Ring-Out
ceremonies will be held tonight at
6 on the Burleson Quadrangle.
Rudder is a native Texan, one
of six sons of a Concho County
farmer and rancher. After grad
uating from Eden High School in
1927 he spent two years at John
Tarleton College at Stephenville,
then two here, where he majored
in industrial education and let
tered in football. He graduated
in 1932 with a BS degree and a
reserve commission as an infantry
As of Sept. 1 new entering stu
dents will be under the super
vision of the academic dean of
the school in which they desire
Also on that date, a new or
ganization will start functioning
which will be known as the Coun
seling and Testing Center.
These services previously were
handled by the Basic Division.
Purpose of the Counseling and
Testing Center will be to act as
a service organization by provid
ing testing, counseling and guid
ance services to all students and
related consultative services to the
college faculty and staff.
Objectives will include counsel
ing to help the student better un
derstand himself in order that his
decisions — educational, personal
and vocational—will reflect ma
turity of judgment and a realistic
appraisal of abilities, interests and
aptitudes; to provide group guid
ance courses to develop skills in
study and reading; to supplement
the program of general studies
for the undecided student by pro
viding a course in vocational guid
Other objectives include a test
ing program that will give ob
jective information about individ
ual students or groups of students
for the use of counselors, the reg
istrar and 'the degree-granting
schools; to serve as an advisor for
the faculty and staff of the col
lege in areas of guidance and
counseling, and to provide student
population information for the
Specialized counseling of stu
dents will primarily be the re
sponsibility of the Counseling and
Testing Center, which is to be
staffed by competent and trained
personnel. A student may re
quest help of the Center, or he
may be referred by a proper rep-
■esentative of the college, parent
jr other interested persons.
The student will be able to dis
cuss in confidence personal, voca
tional and educational problems.
In matters of common problems
related to academic life, the col-
ege recognizes that it will not
be possible to offer individual help
to all students. This can best be
dono through group guidance
courses, which will carry college
credit and may be used as elec
tives in degree programs.
Basic 103—College Study—will
be a laboratory course designed
to familiarize the student with
the principles of learning and to
relate them to the study of spe
cific school subjects. The course
will carry one hour of college
For those students interested in
attending A&M but who have not
made a vocational decision, the
college suggests they indicate a
General Curriculum program for
their first year. The program
will be administered by the Dean
of Arts and Sciences. With the
help of the counselor, the student
will plan a program of general
studies for the first semester.
These courses will be regular col
lege courses and will count on de
In addition to courses in gen
eral studies, such as English,
mathematics, history and science,
the student can enroll in a voca
tional guidance class—Basic 105.
This subject will carry one hour
of college credit and will give the
student opportunities to learn
more about himself—his capaci
ties, aptitudes and interests—as
related to vocations.
With the guidance of a profes
sional counselor, a student will
study various vocations indicated
by the information gained about
himself. At the conclusion of the
semester in which he makes his
decision, he will be transferred
to the degree school of his choice.
A Vocational Reading Room will
be provided for students in the
General Curriculum program and
other students who are ivestigat-
ing vocations. The room will con
tain up-to-date and objective in
formation about most vocational
fields. In addition, the student
can be refen’ed to professors who
teach subjects relating to the
fields in which he is interested.
One of the most active programs
in the Counseling and Testing
Center will be that of Remedial
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Services, which offers help in two
major areas—reading and speech.
A course in college reading will
be offered for the student who
is Weak in the subject. It is a
laboratory course designed to in
crease reading rate and compre
hension. In addition to the reg
ular two one-hour meetings per
week, two 30-minute practice pe
riods will be required.
According to the Center, there
is much evidence indicating this
course will offer positive help to
those sincerely wanting to improve
their reading skills.
The Center also will provide
help to students with minor speech
disorders that do not require ex
tensive treatment. A trained,
professional person, using modern
equipment, will work with these
A complete program of testing
will be maintained both for group
and individual testing. A battery
of placement tests will be required
of each student before registering
in college, the tests being used for
placement and counseling pur
Four A&M students will be com
missioned as second lieutenants in
the Marine Corps at commission
ing ceremonies Saturday in G.
Rollie White Coliseum.
The students are Charles Maur
ice Bell, agricultural economics
student from Donna; Arthur Louis
Reynolds, senior liberal arts major
from El Paso; Hardy Adonn Slone,
senior industrial education major
from La Marque, and Gary Evan
Todd, senior liberal arts major
from San Antonio.
The- four are members of the
Marine Corps Platoon Leaders
Class, an officer training program
for college students.
Reynolds and Todd will be as
signed to Marine Corps Schools,
Quantico, Va., for further training
at the Basic Officer’s School. Bell
and Slone will report to Pensa
cola, Fla., to begin flight training.
Brig. Gen. Bruno A. Hochmuth,
United States Marine Corps, will
commission the new officers.
At Spring Meet
For Related Information
See Page 5
Faculty Distinguished Achievement Awards of $1,000
each were presented to faculty members of A&M Tuesday
afternoon at ceremonies in Guion hall.
The awards, established in 1955 by the Association of
Former Students through its A&M Development Fund, went
to Richard H. Davis Jr., associate professor of veterinary
physiology and pharmacology; Charles J. Keese, professor
of civil engineering; James Hoarce Bass, professor of history
and government and to W. T. Berry Jr., assistant professor
of animal husbandry—all for distinguished achievement in
Russell J. Beamer, lecturer in veterinary medicine and
surgery, received the award ± +
for distinguished achievement X ★ ★
in individual student relation-
Robert O. Reid, associate
professor of oceanography and
meteorology, received the award
for distinguished achievement in
By Faculty and Students
-Nominations were submitted by
faculty members and students. Se- gery, died last night at 7:17 p.m.
lections were made by a faculty at the Methodist Hospital in Hous-
President Earl Rudder presided; Beamer had been with the col-
Chancellor M. T. Harrington, gave logo since 1954. During his time
a short talk; Dick Hervey, execu- here he has demonstrated skill as
tive secretary of the Former Stu- a veterinary surgeon,
dents, presented W. C. McGee Jr. He was one of six faculty mem-
of Houston, president of the For- bers presented with $1,000 Achicve-
mer Students, who presented the ment Awards Tuesday. He receiv-
awards. J. Gordon Gay of the ed the award for distinguished
YMCA, gave the invocation; Mrs. achievement in individual student
Elizabeth Cook was at the organ relationship.
and the Singing Cadets under the
direction of Dr. Bill Turner, gave
Dr. J. B. Page, dean of the col
lege and graduate school, gave the
biographical backgrounds of the
J. H. Bass
Bass is a native Texan and a
graduate of the Teachers College
System of Texas with MA and PhD
degrees from the University of
Texas. He joined the faculty of
A&M some 20 years ago and has
risen to the rank of professor in
W. T. Berry
Berry was born in Texas and
educated i n Texas- secondary
schools and received his BS degree
from A&M in 1942. He served as
an officer in the military service
and returned to A&M as an in
structor in 1954. Since that time,
he has earned his MS degree and
is working toward the PhD.
He was also Selected by the stu
dent agricultural council as an out
standing professor in the School
R. H. Davis
Davis received the degree of
DVM at A&M in 1941 and having
some experience in the veterinary
field, he served for four years in
the Army. After his discharge
from military service, he had both
commercial and research exper
ience before returning here in 1951.
Since his return, while teaching,
he has earned the MS degree.
C. J. Keese
A native of Texas, Keese grad
uated from A&M in 1941 and re
ceived his MS degree in 1952.
After serving in the Army dur
ing World War II, and some ex
perience in the Teas Highway De
partment, he joined the A&M staff
in 1948 where he has served with
some interruptions in teaching and
in the engineering research agen
His interest in highway con
struction and operation, especially
freeways, has resulted in his be-
(See FACULTY on Page 5)
Funds totaling $108,153 have
been pledged for the building of
Crestview Community for Senior
Citizens, a sum $8,153 over the
goal of $100,000 needed to assure
the construction of the multi
million dollar geriatrics center,
officials announced Monday.
There is still some money ex
pected by the end of the week,
as latecomers contribute to the
still-growing fund for the center
to be built at 29th Street and
Villa Maria Road, according to
Henry Clay, Crestview drive co-
Clay announced the success of
the two-week drive at 8:15 p.m.
Monday in the Bryan-College
Station Conference R$om to ap
proximately 50 workers in the
drive. The project was planned
by the chamber of commerce, and
grew from the original planning
Co-chairman Aline Brogdon, de
scribing the reaction of the people
of Bryan to the drive, said, “Never
have people been as responsive to
a cause as they have to Crest
“The success of the drive re
flects the true stature of the com
munity because the real measure
of any community is its humani
tarian nature,” said The Rev. Karl
O. Bayer, superintendent of the
Bryan District of the Methodist
Church, which will raise the re
maining $900,000 to 'build Crest
Bayer said a permanent board
of directors for the geriatrics cen
ter will be named this coming week
by the district board of directors
of the Methodist Church. He ex
plained the Crestview board will
be composed of Bryan-College Sta
tion citizens who will have con
trol of the procedure and policy
■ of the center.
May 30, Monday
May 30, Monday
May 31, Tuesday
May 31, Tuesday
8-11 a.m. Classes meeting MWF8
1-4 p.m. Classes meeting TThSFI
8-11 a.m. Classes meeting MWF9
1-4 a.m. Classes meeting MWThl
June 1, Wednesday 8-11 a.m. Classes meeting MWF10
June 1, Wednesday 1-4 p.m. Classes meeting TF1 or 1-2:15
June 2, Thursday 8-11 a.m. Classes meeting M3TThlO
June 2, Thursday 1-4 p.m. Classes meeting MWTh2
June 3, Friday 8-11 a.m. Classes meeting MWF11
June 3, Friday 1-4 p.m. Classes meeting M4TThll
June 4, Saturday 8-11 a.m. Classes meeting TTh9F2
June 4, Saturday 1-4 p.m. Classes meeting TF2 or TF2 2-3:15