The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, June 09, 1960, Image 1

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    Plan World Trips
Daniel Russell, standing, chairman of the rural sociology
division, and Dan R. Davis, associate professor of rural
sociology, both of the Department of Agricultural Econo
mics and Rural Sociology, discuss areas they will visit this
summer when they travel around the world on foreign
service programs. Russell will be field program officer of
the International Voluntary Services on contract with the
International Co-Operation Association. The trip will be
his eighth consecutive one in foreign service. Davis will
work under the direction of the A&M College System’s Of
fice of Foreign Programs in conjunction with a recent five-
year grant by the Ford Foundation.
Sociology Profs
Plan World Tours
Two professors in the Depart
ment of Agricultural Economics
and Rural Sociology will make
aronnd-the-world trips this summer
as participants in foreign service
They are Daniel Russell, chair
man of the rural sociology division,
and Dan R. Davis, associate pro
fessor of rural sociology.
Russell left June 1 for his eighth
consecutive summer in foreign
service. His first tour was to
Europe with a load of dairy cattle,
food and clothing for refugees in
West Germany, a trip sponsored by
the Texas Christian Rural Over-
•jeas Program.
The next two summers were
spent as an International Co-
Operation Association technician
and acting country director in
Haiti. ICA is an aid program for
underdeveloped areas in foreign
Worked With ICA
During the following two sum
mers, Russell served as ICA com
munity development consultant in
El Salvador. And this summer, as
he has for the past tWo summers,
he will travel around the world as
field program officer of the Inter
national Voluntary Services of
Washington, D. C., on contract
with ICA.
I VS is a group supported by
various religious and civic organiza
tions whose purpose is to recruit
and service groups of young col
lege graduates to work as tech
nicians in underdeveloped coun
Russell plans to work in Japan,
Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Viet
Nam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand,
Indonesia, Singapore, India, Pakis
tan, Lebanon, Jordan and other
areas where teams are requested
Davis left Tuesday for three
months of study in Pakistan, Cey
lon, India and the Philippines and
will then continue around the world.
He will be under the direction of
the A&M College System’s Office
of Foreign Programs in conjunc
tion with a recent five-year grant
by the Ford Foundation.
Study Problems
The professor will study prob
lems of adjustment of American
technicians to foreign cultures and
collect additional information in
underdeveloped areas for a course
in cultural anthropology offered by
the Department of Agricultural
Economics and Sociology.
Returns in September
He will return in September to
assist in orienting new staff mem
bers and families before they de
part for foreign service in the
Intercollege Exchange Program.
Dr. Tyrus R. Timm, head of the
Department of Agricultural Eco
nomics and Rural Sociology De
partment, said the experience
gained by the professors will en
able the department to offer to
undergraduate and graduate stu
dents strong courses in the fields
of community development and
social anthropology.
The Battalion
Volume 59
Number 121
4 - H Club Members Close
Annual Roundup Here Today
1,300 Boys, Girls
Physicist Wins
For MIT Study
Matthew A. Nowak, assistant
research physicist with the archi
tectural research group of the
Texas Engineering Experiment
Station, has been granted a schol
arship by Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, to attend a special
summer program on noise control,
Aug. 22-Sept. 2.
Analyses of noise problems,
measurement of noise, and appli
cation of modern techniques and
materials to noise reduction will
be studied. The program has been
planned for teachers, researchers
and engineers concerned with
problems of controlling noises.
The techniques of instruction
will be group problem-solving.
Lectures in the conventional sense
will not be presented. Student will
work on an individual basis to
analyze the given problem and then
will join together as a group to
compare notes and arrive at the
best combined solution.
Of major interest will be prob
lems involving the behavior of
sound in buildings and the per
formance of sound absorbing and
reflecting materials. The inter
fering of hearing, speech and com
fort due to excessive noise levels
will also be considered.
The program will be under the
direction of Dr. Leo L. Beranek,
lecturer on acoustics at M.I.T.
Many other noted people in the
field of acoustics will participate.
Nowak is author of Research
Report No. 64 entitled “A Sound
Survey of the Geometric School,”
developed from architectural re
search by the Texas Engineering
Experiment Station on the envir
onmental factors—light, air, and
SA College Takes
TJCPA Awards
San Antonio College was the
sweepstakes winner in 1960 Texas
Junior College Press Assn, school
paper competition, according to
Donald D. Burchard, head of the
Department of Journalism and
TJCPA advisor.
Amarillo Junior College came in
second and Odessa Junior College
in third place. Trophies will be
awarded to sweepstakes winners,
and certificates to individual win
ners, at the annual TJCPA confer
ence on the A&M campus in No
vember. Yearbook winners will
compete in an additional contest
in the fall.
Attend Meeting
Some 2,000 4-H club members, adult leaders and county
extension agents closed out their annual State 4-H Roundup
this morning on the campus after three days of education,
recreation and competition.
Approximately 1,300 boys and girls, all members of 4-H
clubs across the state, took part in the Roundup, one of the
oldest annual state 4-H meetings in the nation.
The Roundup got under way Tuesday with registration
during the day, an orientation meeting late Tuesday after
noon and a chuck wagon barbecue Tuesday night. The bar
becue was snonsored by the Texas 4-H Recognition Commit
tee. H. E. Burgess, College Station insuranceman, is chair
man of the committee. The+‘
4-H club members also heard
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4-H Club Registration
Lonnie Cole, farm management agent for their Roundup on the campus this morning,
the Agricultural Extension Service, seated, Shown registering are, left to right, Julia
registers four of the more than 1,300 4-H Wendel, Adrew Kunze ajid Johnny Honea,
boys and girls who registered Tuesday for all of Kerrville, and Shirley Secor of Ingram,
their annual Roundup. The group concluded
Films Sunday; Dancer Tuesday
Hawaiian Dancer, Films
Begin MSC Activities
The first special entertainment
program of the season, the first
“Afternoon of Free Films” and the
second summer dance are on the
agenda for next week in the Me
morial Student Center, topping a
long list of attractions scheduled
for the MSC’s 1960 Summer En
tertainment rogram.
The dance, tentatively set for the
Starlight Terrace, will begin at
8:30 p.m. Monday and will feature
music by a combo,' according to
David Adams, summer dance chair
Mrs. J. L. Thurman, Hawaiian
dance instructor, will open a series
of six special entertainment pro
grams planned for the summer,
with a presentation of Hawaiian
song and dance Tuesday at 8 p.m.
in the Main Lounge. Assisted by
her daughter, Dee, Mrs Thurman
will explain and give demonstra
tions of the dances, using authen
tic costumes and pi’ops.
A graduate of North Texas State
College, Mrs. Thurman attended
the Kahelelani Hawaiian Studio in
Honolulu, Hawaii, while her hus-
The Long, Long, Long Line
Photographer Jim Reed tered were in this shot. Official figures on
final enrollment are expected next week.
Final day for enrolling is today and students
have until Friday to drop courses.
Battalion Staff
snapped this picture early Monday morning
of the long line of students wating to regis
ter for summer school at Sibisa Hall. Only
a portion of the more than 2,000 who regis-
Methodist Church
Gets New Associate,
New Wesley Head
Two new men have been added
to the A&M Methodist Church.
The Rev. C. E. Isom, former pas
tor of the Thorndale Methodist
Church, has been named associate
pastor of the A&M Methodist
The Rev. Mr. Isom was appointed
to the new post at the Texas Con
ference of the Methodist Church
meeting Friday in Houston.
The Rev. James Argue, pastor
of the A&M Methodist Church, was
re-appointed to his post by Bishop
i A. Frank Smith.
The Rev. John Comb, present di
rector of the Wesley Foundation at
Oklahoma State University, was
named to replace the Rev. Bob
Cooper as director of the A&M
Wesley Foundation, effective July
1. The Rev. Mr. Cooper has been
granted a leave for study at Drew
University at Madison, N. J.
The Rev. Mr. Isom is the first
associate pastor of the A&M Meth
odist Church.
band was stationed in Honolulu
from 1952-1955. She received her
teacher’s certificate for the in
struction of Hawaiian dancing
there, and was president of the
Kahelelani Language Club.
The “Afternoon of Free Films”
to begin at 2 p. m. Sunday in
Rooms 2A-B-C, is the first of nine
to be shown on Sundays through
out the summer. Featured this
Sunday will be “Brainwashing”, a
documentary film made for “The
Twentieth Century” television pro
gram; “Grizzly Golfer”, a cartoon
starring Mr. Magoo; and “Hon
duras”, a travel film. There is no
admission charge for these pre
Following Mrs. Thurman in the
list of special entertainment pro
grams will be a number of out
standing local artists, as well as
some well-known Texas and na
tional attractions.
At 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, “The
Gulf Coast Giants of Jazz”, a fif
teen-piece band styled in the vein
of Count Basie, Stan Kenton and
other popular jazz bands, will give
a concert in the MSC Ballroom.
A duo-piano concert, presenting
Mrs. A. B. Medlen and Mrs. H. A.
Luther, is scheduled for the Main
Lounge of the MSC at 8 p.m. Tues
day, June 28.
Frances Carr, mezzo-contralto
from Austin will sing a program
of light and semi-classical music
Mrs. Mary Thurman
. . . dances Tuesday
at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 7, in the
Main Lounge; and Sarah Watts,
Bryan piano teacher, will be the
featured artist at the same hour
and place on Tuesday, July 19.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Routt, exper
ienced in drama, will present dra
matic readings and a short, one-
act play in the Main Lounge Tues
day, July 26, at 8 p.m.
Combining a thorough musical
background with a talent for com
edy, Marshall Izen, pianist-humor
ist, will perform in the Ballroom
at 8 p. m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, and
concluding the summer’s special
programs will be a film lecture on
Russia by Neil Douglas, author-
explorer-lecturer, in the Ballroom
at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11.
In addition to the special enter
tainment programs and free films,
the MSC summer entertainment
agenda will include nine more
dances, to be staged in the Ball
room, Lower Level .or terrace on
Monday or Tuesday nights; week
night films in The Grove; andjfree
art lessons for A&M students.
Biology Prof
Gets Grant
For $1,710
Dr. William J. Clark, assistant
professor in the .Department of
Biology, has received a research
grant totaling $1,710, to enable him
to continue researches already
under way, Dr. C. C. Doak, head
of the department, has announced.
The grant is from the A&M
organized research fund.
At present Clark is carrying on
experiments to ascertain the ef
fects of low level radiation on the
growth of algal cultures, “very
little being known about the radia
tion effects on lower plants,” Doak
As his source of radiation Clark
will employ the cobalt 60 instal
lation of the radiation biology
laboratory operated under the En
gineering Experiment Station.
Later when the Nuclear Science
Center, now under construction, has
been completed, Clark’s experi
ments in this field will be extended
to include other types of radiation
and higher levels of intensity.
welcomes from Agricultural
Extension Service Director
John E. Hutchison. Hutchi
son also introduced members of
Burgess’ committee, members of
the A&M College System Board
of Directors and other officials of
the A&M College System.
Tuesday night just prior to
“lights out” in the college dorms
in which the 4-H members were
staying, Aggie Football Captain
Gale Oliver spoke to the group and
Stephen F. Austin Choir Director
Jim Austin led the group in sing
ing. The same program was held
Wednesday night.
Wednesday morning 25 different
subject matter contests started.
Each contest was held under the
supervision of one or more of the
specialists in agriculture or home
economics at the Roundup.
The contests included all types
of competition involving agricul
ture and home economics skills.
Contest winners in the contests
were ahnounced Wednesday after
Wednesday afternoon programs
were presented by the Department
of Physics, the School of Veteri
nary Medicine, the School of Agri
culture and the School of Engi
neering for conference attendees
who were not taking part in the
The Texas 4-H Recognition Com
mittee sponsored an entertainment
night Wednesday in Guion Hall.
Activities this morning included
meetings of the Texas 4-H council
Roundup Committee and the direc
tors of the Texas 4-H Club Recog
nition Committee, the executive
committee and district agents of
the Texas Agricultural Extension
Army Colonel
To Give Talk
Here Monday
“Functionalism of Color” will
be discussed Monday in Room 231,
Chemistry Building, at 8 p.m. The
public is invited.
The National Science Foundation
lecture will be given by Lt. Col.
Vincent I. Hack, chief, training
aids branch, Army Medical Serv
ice School, Brooke Army Medical
Center, Fort Sam Houston.
Col. Hack graduated with an
M.A. and a B.A. degree (major in
fine arts) at the University of
Wisconson. ' He has done portrait
painting, oils, etching, pencil
sketching and medical photog
raphy. Two of his works are in
the permanent collection of the
Smithsonian Museum. He is one
of the only three occidentals to
learn designing cutting and print
ing, the fine art of Japanese wood
block printing. In civilian status
he taught art and worked for the
U. S. Department of Interior in
During World War II, Col. Hack
served in the Office of the Surgeon
General, Washington, D. C., de
signing and illustrating for Army
Medical Publications.
Following his tour of duty in the
Medical Section, General Head
quarters, Far East Command, in
Japan from 1947 to 1951, he was
Medical Training Aids Officer at
the Armed Forces Institute of
Pathology in Washington, where
he successfully completed a course
in Medical Illustration and Medical
First MSC Summer Dance
These students seemed to be enjoying themselves Tuesday
night as the first of a series of weekly dances were held
in the Memorial Student Center Lower Level. The dances
will be held in the Lower Level, the MSC Ballroom and on
the Starlight Terrace of the MSC. Gates Whiteley, Bryan
junior, is chairman of the MSC Summer Directorate, which
sponsors the dances. The dances will be held on Monday
nights normally, with the exception of July 4, said White-