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The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, June 02, 1960, Image 1

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» BOX 211 F, E, 3 C The Battalion Volume 59 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 1960 Number 120 Alcoa Scholarship R. R. Sugg (left), Rockdale Works Manager vide two scholarships of $625 each to junior of Alcoa, is shown presenting a $1250 check students of engineering at A&M. to President Earl Rudder, to be used to pro- State 4-H Club Roundup Slated On Campus Tuesday Approximately 1,500 youths from over the state of Texas will arrive at A&M Tuesday, the date of the annual State 4-H Club Roundup. The high point of the year for Texas 4-H’ers, the three day con test will have in attendance 1,500 boys and girls, along with nearly W0 county agents, club leaders, parents and friends of 4-H. According to Marshall Crouch, assistant state 4-H Club leader, the boys and girls will stay in the new area corps dormitories and eat in Sbisa Dining Hall. District Winners The club members are the win ners of the 12 district contests in the state, and will compete against one another in 25 judging, demon stration and skills contests. Out standing events will include live stock judging, poultry judging, public speaking, soil evaluation, rifle shooting and entomology. Tuesday the club members will arrive on the campus, register in the MSC, attend district meetings and at noon hear Director of the Texas Agricultural Extension Serv ice John E. Hutchison welcome them to A&M. Pick of Entertainment That nigh tthey will have their pick of entertainment, and can either go square dancing in the Grove, play softball, bowl in the, MSC, participate in folk games, watch A&M football game films in Guion Hall or attend a variety show on Kyle Field. Eliminations On June 8 the contest elimina tions will be held, beginning at 7 a.m. and running through the day. For those who are not taking part in any contest the college will pre sent four programs, “Build a Bet ter Mousetrap,” “Goodbye Mam ma, Hello A&M,” “The Wonderful World of Mr. Wizard,” and “Our Own Homemade Television Show.” At 3:30 the contest results will be announced, with awards given to the high point teams and out standing individual members. The top teams in livestock judging events will go on to the national contest, Crough said. SUE TIMMONS CHOSEN STATE MISS UNIVERSE FINALIST Miss Sue Timmons, 20, of Bryan has been chosen one of ten state finalists in the sixth annual Texas Miss Universe beauty pageant to be held June 11 at Lake Whitney. Two more regional eliminations are slated in the Dallas and Houston areas respectively this weekend before the Whitney finals. Others entered in the finals will Foreigners Need To See 11. L. Melcher Foreign students and exchange visitors whose summer plans in clude leaving the continental limits of the United States, transferring their academic program to another college or working must report to the foreign student advisor, Room 27, Milner Hall, as soon as possible before June 4, according to Robert L. Melcher, Foreign Student Ad visor. Foreign students and exchange visitors who are completing their academic program this senjester also must see the foreign student advisor prior to departing from College Station. be Miss Abilene, Miss Arlington Lake, Miss Belton Lake, Miss Buc caneer Days, Miss Colorado City, Miss Highland Lakes, Miss Tex- oma Lake, Miss Waco and Miss Whitney Lake. Host for the state finals is Beachland Cabin Camp, two miles west of Whitney Dam. The pub lic pageant begins at 8 p.m. Sat urday, June 11, followed by a dance honoring the new Miss Tex as. Ed Burnet and his Dixieland Band from Dallas will play for the dance. Lake Whitney Assn., the state sponsor, sends the winner to Mi-; ami Beach, Fla., July 2 to repre sent the Lone Star State in the world’s biggest beauty competi tion. Miss Texas also gets a trophy, evening gown, cowgirl out fit, course at Dallas’ John Robert Powers School and other prizes. The runner-up and friendliest girl also get trophies. Texas-map plaques and Caterina swim suits will be given all state finalists. Student Dropouts Down Almost Half From 1959 STARTS MONDAY Summer Session Program Revealed The first term of the summer school session at A&M, will get under way June 6 and will last through July 15. The second term will commence July 18 and last through August 26. More than 2500 students are due to attend the 4 summer sessions. The summer session program fol low: June 6, Monday, 8 a. m. to 12 noon, registration for the first term. June 7, Tuesday, 7 a. m., begin ning of classes. June 9, Thursday, last day for enrolling in the College for the first term. June 10, Friday, last day for making changes in registration. July 4, Monday, a holiday . July 15, Friday, first term final examinations. July 18, Monday, 8 a. m. to 12 noon, registration for the second term. John Holcomb Named To Join Ag Department John Holcomb, executive secre tary of the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Assn, of Texas in Austin, will join A&M’s Department of Agricultural Education Sept. 1 as an associate professor. Dr. E. V. Walton, head of the department, said Holcomb will re place Dr. E. H. Knebel, who has resigned to accept the superin tendency of schools at Cameron. Figure Released By Bennie Zinn July 19, Tuesday, 7 a. m., be ginning of classes. July 21, Thursday, last day for enrolling in the College for the second term. July 22, Friday, last day for making changes in registration. August 26, Friday, second term final examinations. Morgan Wins Scholarship Jerry Don Morgan, a freshman student at A&M College, has been awarded the Eldridge A. Stuart, (Los Angeles, Cal.,) scholastic scholarship given by the Carna tion Milk Company. The $850 scholarship is for his sophomore year. His course of study is mechanical engineering. Morgan, an outstanding student, has 56 grade points for his first and 51 for his second semester, and in his first semester he was made a member of Phi Eta Sigma. He is a distinguished student for both semesters and a member of the cadet corps. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Hollingsworth' of 10927 Royal Pine Dr., Houston and a graduate of Sam Houston high school. He was born in 1917 and reared on a farm in Bosque County. Af ter attending Tarleton State Col lege from 1934 to 1937, Holcomb came to A&M in 1938 and was graduated in 1940 with a BS de gree in agricultural education. In 1953, he received his Master of Education degree here and did study beyond the master’s level in educational administration at the University of Texas. Holcomb’s occupational record includes more than year’s work with the Agricultural Adjustment Administration from 1938 to 1939; teacher of vocational agriculture in the Pioneer Independent School District, 1939-41, and Brady Inde pendent School District, 1941-55, and supervisor of vocational agri culture of Area 3, Texas Educa tion Agency, Austin, 1955-58. Registration Of Cars Set To avoid the rush after regis tration, students who plan to at tend summer school and who plan to have cars on the campus are urged to register their cars as soon as possible. The only information required to register cars is dormitory room numbers and license num bers. Dorms To Be Closed At 5 Saturday All dormitories except those to be used during summer school will be closed and locked at 5 p. m. Saturday and all students living in these dormitories are reminded that they have until then to move out. Students who are planning to attend summer school must be moved into their new rooms by 5 p. m. Saturday. Students who must change rooms but wish to leave the cam pus before the present semester is completed may make arrange ments with the present occupants of their new rooms about stor age of possessions until they re turn. Military students who move early are reminded that they still must clear with their dormitory Tactical Officer before checking out of their old rooms. Room keys are also being ac cepted with key deposits in the Housing Office on the Ground Floor of the YMCA Building. Three Students Named As Top Agriculture Grads Carroll Osbourn of Valley Spring, Furney Hill of Fairfield and Joseph Joyce of San Marcos have received certificate awards as outstanding seniors in the School of Agriculture. The awards, known as Faculty Achievement Awards To Graduat ing Seniors, were made during graduation ceremonies May 28. Dr. G. M. Watkins, Dean of the School of Agriculture, made the presenta tion. Selection of recipients-was based on high academic records and lead ership in the School of Agricul ture. Osbourn, Hill and Joyce, all ani mal husbandry majors, also will have their names placed on bronze plaques in the Herman Keep Building, along with past winners of the awards. Parents of the students are Mr. and Mrs. Clarence F. Osbourn of Valley Spring, Mr.' and Mrs. F. R. Hill of Fairfield, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Joyce of San Marcos. Dropouts in the Corps of Cadets for the spring semester were called “a trickle as compared to last year’s epidemic” by Dean of Students James P. Hannigan yes terday. Hannigan said he wanted to express his thanks to the Corps and members of the civilian stu dent body for the work they have done to encourage potential drop- Mike McGuire Named ’60 Valedictorian Michael Linden McGuire of 1113 Langford in College Station has been named valedictorian of the 1960 graduating class. A chemical engineering student, McGuire posted a grade point ratio of 2.98 to win the honor. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Mc Guire. His father is assistant to the dean of engineering at A&M. Only two weeks prior to being named valedictorian, McGuire was named as one of six recipients of the annual Engineering Faculty Achievement Awards to students of engineering. This award was based not only on his scholastic achievements but also on his participation in cam pus activities and demonstrated ability of leadership. Among , McGuire’s honor soci eties are memberships in Phi Kap pa Phi, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Eta Sig ma and Phi Lamba Upsilon. Other awards he has won in the past include the American Oil Co. Scholarship, Union Carbide Scholarship, Phi Lambda Upsilon Award as outstanding sophomore, American Institute of Chemical Engineering Award as the top junior, and the Welch Foundation Undergraduate Fellowship. He was outstanding freshman in his battalion in the Corps of Cadets. Among his offices and activities are memberships on the Engineers Council, on the executive commit tee of SCONA V, chairman of Engineers County Career Day Committee, chairman of the Great Issues Committee, MSC Director ate and Directorate and Director ate Assistant of the MSC Council. outs to change their minds and stay. Figures released by Bennie A. Zinn, director of Student Affairs, showed dropouts to be down al most 50 per cent from the same time last year. Civilian dropouts remained about the same. The figures showed that the dropouts were almost one-fifth of what they were at the end of the fall semester. Freshman dropouts in the Corps showed a marked improvement over the same time last year, with over 50 per cent fewer freshmen leaving school before the semester was over. In the Corps, only 21 freshmen, or 1.5 per cent, dropped out of school as compared with 41, or 3.3 per cent last year. Other dropouts by classes for the spring semester of 1958-’59 and the spring seipester of 1959- ’60 show civilian freshman drop outs down from 3 per cent to 2.7 per cent. Both during the spring semes ters of 1959 and 1960, Corps sophomores lost 0.8 per cent of their number. Corps juniors lost 0.2 per cent of their class for each the same two semesters. Last year, 0.6 per cent of the senior class dropped out before the end of the year, but this year the seniors didn’t lose a man. On the whole civilian upper classmen dropouts remained about the same for both last year and this year. Sophomore dropouts rose, however, from 3.5 per cent last year to 3.9 per cent this year. Civilian junior dropouts were down from 2.8 per cent to 1.4 per cent. Seniors dropped from 0.6 per cent to 0.5 per cent. More graduate students dropped out before finishing this semester than during the spring semester of last year. Last year only 1 per cent quit as compared with 1.8 per cent this semester. The largest percentage of civilian dropouts were among the special students. Special stu dents are those students who are taking one or two courses but are not trying to earn an academic degree. Last year 3.6 per cent of the special students quit before fi nishing. This year 4.2 per cent dropped out.