The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 26, 1960, Image 1

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The Battalion Volume 59 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS THURSDAY, MAY 26, 1960 Number 119 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 college. Corps Staff 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. White Band Commanding Officer, Aubrey Christian Elkins, Captain; Execu tive Officer, Edwai’d Howard Bell, First Lieutenant; First Sergeant, Lawrence Walter Christian, First Sergeant. Maroon Band 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, Master Sergeant. 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 nical Sergeant. 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 geant. Company “D,” Firs! Brigade Commanding Officer, Robert H. Moore, Captain; Executive Officer, Frank G. Boyle, First Lieutenant; First Sergeant, James ' T.’ Davis, First Sergeant. 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 Sergeant. 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 Sergeant. 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, First Sergeant. 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 ment Fund. TOMORROW NIGHT Rudder To Deliver Baylor Commencement Address 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 mencement exercises. ■ 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 p.m. 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 officer. 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 to study. 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 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 ance. 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 college. 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. Discuss Problems 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 credit. 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 gree programs. 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. Reading Room 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 Page Receives Special Tribute—Page 5 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 students. Testing Program 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 poses. Marine Corps To Commission Four Aggies 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. Six Recognized 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 teaching. Russell J. Beamer, lecturer in veterinary medicine and surgery, received the award ± + for distinguished achievement X ★ ★ in individual student relation- shin. Robert O. Reid, associate professor of oceanography and meteorology, received the award for distinguished achievement in research. 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- commitee. ton. 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 several numbers. Dr. J. B. Page, dean of the col lege and graduate school, gave the biographical backgrounds of the award winners. 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 his department. 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 of Agriculture. 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 cies since. His interest in highway con struction and operation, especially freeways, has resulted in his be- (See FACULTY on Page 5) Goal Reached InCrestview Funds totaling $108,153 have been pledged for the building of Crestview Community for Senior Citizens, a sum $8,153 over the goal of $100,000 needed to assure the construction of the multi million dollar geriatrics center, officials announced Monday. There is still some money ex pected by the end of the week, as latecomers contribute to the still-growing fund for the center to be built at 29th Street and Villa Maria Road, according to Henry Clay, Crestview drive co- chairman. Clay announced the success of the two-week drive at 8:15 p.m. Monday in the Bryan-College Station Conference R$om to ap proximately 50 workers in the drive. The project was planned by the chamber of commerce, and grew from the original planning committee. 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 view.” “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 view. 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. EXAM SCHEDULE Date May 30, Monday May 30, Monday May 31, Tuesday May 31, Tuesday Hours Series 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