The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 07, 1961, Image 1

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    Cadets Face Arrogant Owls In Coliseum Tonight. At 8
Near 7,000
The BattaliOim
Volume 59
Number 62
reject On Way
Tiring Even For Dates
The long registration lines that formed Friday and Satur-
jlday had a profound effect on dates as well as the students
i, who weathered the mass confusion to register for the new
, semester. Here Patricia Parkman of Houston shows the ef
fects as she waits for Gary Lee Doerre of Spring to finish
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More lines.
E That was the general opinion
most Aggies had of registration
last Friday and Saturday in Sbisa
Dining Hall.
IH And the Registrar’s office con
tinued to work at full tilt as late
registration continues. The dead
line for registrants is Saturday.
- Although enrollment figures will
Grad Notice
iale Beg
ll Spring graduation announce-
ments went on sale today and will
remain on sale through Feb. 28,
it has been announced.
Announcements may be ordered
at the Cashier’s Window in the
Memorial Student Center between
the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Mondays through Fridays.
not be released until registration
closes, it is expected that the total
enrolled will hover around the
7,000 mark.
H. L. Heaton, registrar and di
rector of admissions, said that it
had been his office’s policy in the
past not to release incomplete fig
It has been pointed out that the
student enrollment figure or
“count” is not necessarily a de
pendable indicator of the role be
ing played by a particular institu
tion in the state’s program of high
er education.
Such figures, particularly in
metropolitan areas, may be heav
ily weighed with students enrolled
for only one or a few courses of
With few exceptions, those en
rolled in A&M are full time stu
dents carrying a full academic
load of studies.
World Wrap-Up
By The Associated Press
Missile Explodes On Canaveral Pad
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—The second stage of a Po
laris missile flew wildly out of control and smashed back
onto the cape yesterday. The first stage, shooting flames
high into the air, was left on the pad. No injuries were re
'fc 'fa
North Korea Critical Of U. S. Films
TOKYO—Communist North Korea in a Pyingyang ra
dio broadcast gave this report of 295 movies shown in Pusan,
South Korea, last year: “186 were decadent American films
and the rest were vulgar films of France, Italy and West
Germany and South Korean films patterned after them.”
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Senate Gives Kennedy New Powers
WASHINGTON—The Senate' Monday passed a bill to
give President Kennedy wide authority to create new Cabinet-
level departments and to reorganize any branch of govern
The bill, approved by voice vote, was the first major
legislation to get through the Senate this session.
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Woman Skydiver Dies In Exhibition
LIMA, Peru—The body of an Argentine woman para
chutist was washed ashore at Ancon yesterday, the day after
she made an exhibition jump at the Pacific beach resort of
Santa Rosa.
Miss Maria del Rosario Carrizo apparently was pulled
under the surface when a strong wind caught her chute
after alighting.
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New School For Retarded Planned
AUSTIN— A Senate committee Monday endorsed a bill
providing for a new state school for mentally retarded young
sters in the upper gulf coast area.
Committee approval came quickly after Raymond Vowell,
executive director of the State Hospital Board, reported there
are now 1,200 exceptional children, mostly five to 15, on the
waiting list.
A&M Centers New
Aggie Exes
Chemistry Studies Name Aston
Two nationally known research groups plan to move an
important joint research project to A&M early in April,
President Earl Rudder announced Sunday.
The ‘groups, the American Petroleum Institute and the
Manufacturing Chemists Association. Inc., are moving their
research projects on physical and thermodynamic properties
of hydrocarbon and other chemical compounds from Carnegie
Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Findings of the new research center will be published
every six months and distributed free to colleges, universities,
libraries, non-profit research organizations and governmental
agencies throughout the free world.
Mothers Hear
View College
The Mid-Season Executive Board
meeting of the Federation of Tex
as A&M Mother’s Clubs met Sat
urday in the Memorial Student
Mrs. Earl Rudder and Mrs. M. T.
Harrington, honorary presidents of
the federation, attended the as-
[ sembly.
E. L. Angel!, Vice Chancellor of
Texas A&M System discussed the
history and purposes of the Com
mittee of Governing Boards of the
state colleges and universities.
“Fifty per cent of the courses
taught in Texas A&M System are
high cost courses, which is the
greatest percentage of such
course in any of the state schools,”
said Angell.
“When the mothers of this state
enthusiastically support efforts to
fill the needs of higher education
there is no limit to what can be
accomplished,” he added.
Later in the business session
members of the board pledged the
aid of the Mothers’ Club Federa
tion in a general educational cam
paign among their own member
ship of more than 2,000, and their
efforts toward securing legislation
which will provide adequate finan
cing of all state supported schools.
This means that important
scientific research data origi
nating at A&M will be dis
tributed all over the world,
thereby boosting the prestige
of the college, explained Dr. Paul
K. Calaway, head of the Depart
ment of Chemistry.
Housed In Chemistry Building
Calaway said the research cen-
cer will be housed in the Chem
istry Building, and that right now
a portion of the building is being
remodeled for it.
“We are both proud and happy
the projects are coming here,” he
The work of the new research
center involves examination of
world scientific literature for data
on characteristics of hydrocarbon
and other chemical compounds and
critical evaluation of this informa
tion to make readily accessible uni
form data for laboratories in in
dustry and science. The center
will also set up theoretical values
for compounds not yet measured
by man, correlate existing infor
mation and develop new and the
oretical approaches to improving
Project Involves. . .
The API project involves prep
aration of physcial and thermo
dynamic tables relating to hydro
carbons. The MCA work involves
similar preparations on all other
chemical compounds.
Staffs to carry on the basic, re
search for both projects will move
here from the Chemical and Pe
troleum Research Laboratory of
the Carnegie Institute of Technol
’ The API’s project was begun in
(See RESEARCH on Page 3)
New Prexy
James W. As(on, Class of ’31.
will be installed as president of
the Association of Former Stu
dents at the annual meeting here
Feb. 10-12.
Aston, a Dallas banker, will
succeed W. C. McGee, Class of ’31,
of Houston.
Election of officers for all posts
will also be held at the meeting
and along with President Aston
they will take office immediately,
J. B. (Dick) Hervey, Class of ’42,
executive secretary of the Associ
ation, announced today. There are
38,000 active members of the As
sociation. Two hundred are due
to attend the local meeting.
Committee reports will be given
by Tyree Bell, Class of ’13, of Dal
las and Judge C. M. Gaines, Class
of ’12, of San Antonio. Gaines
will report on a study of the by
laws of the Association. It will
deal with suggested or proposed
amendments. A report on a long
range planning program, looking
toward enhancement of the pro
gram of the Association will be
given by Bell.
Barker Chapman, Class of ’49,
Waco, will be chairman of the Club
Officers conference, sponsored by
the Association, to which officers
of all A&M clubs have been in
vited. There are 188 clubs through
out the world.
A high school relations seminar
will be held at the Club Officers
Conference with officials of the
College providing information on
the educational opportunities at
A&M. This information will be
made available to high school stu
dents in the club officers areas.
A public relations conference
will also be held.
The 10th annual Class Agents
session will also be held with A. E.
Denton, Class of ’45, College Sta
tion, chairman. Sixty-three grad
uated classes are due to have one
or more representatives at the
Kennedy Urges Curtailment
Of U. S. Foreign Spending
By The Associated Press
W A S H I N G T O N — P r e s i-
dent Kennedy told Congress Mon
day that to help solve the gold
problem American tourists should
be discouraged from buying nu
merous and costly souvenirs
He asked Congress to place a
$100 limit on the amount of forr
eign goods which returning trav
elers may bring into the country
without paying customs duties.
The present maximum is $500.
Kennedy also proposed, in a
4,500-word special message, that
American banks be permitted to
pay foreign governments a higher
rate of interest than Americans
receive on savings accounts. He
said this might encourage these
governments to deposit their dol
lars here rather than use them to
buy gold.
Measure Expansion
For the most part, other items
in the President’s program to deal
with the worrisome gold drain rep
A Nod For Leaping
From TU Tower
What appears to be an anonymous group on the A&M
campus has sent a letter to The Daily Texan, the student
newspaper at the University of Texas, suggesting that the
sometimes observed tradition of jumping off the Tower at
the University be retained. -♦
The group, whose letter appear
ed in the letter-to-the-editor sec
tion of The Texan, the “Firing
Line,” calls itself the “Texas A&M
Committee for Supporting the
Tower-Jumping Tradition of Tex
as University.”
Evidently, the only persons on
the A&M campus knowing any
thing of the group are the mem
bers themselves. This is what
they had to say in the letter which
appeared under the • title “Oh, Go
Jump. .
“To the Editor:
“It has come to our attention
that the narrow, bigoted, dicta
torial authorities of your Great
University have attempted to des
troy one of your finest traditions—
jumping from the Tower! For
many years this has been a sacred
privilege of those who flunk
“Each of you must look down
into the depths of his soul for the
answer to this question: “Am I
going to stand idly by and see a
great University of Texas tradi
tion destroyed?” Of course there
is always poison or slashing one’s
wrists, but jumping alone has re
mained through the years as the
only honorable way for a Long
horn to go.
“In the interests of preserving
your Great University’s tradition
and privilege and to promote re
lations between our two schools,
we, the traditionalist students of
Texas A&M, wish to humbly offer
the use of our own Academic
Building to to all Texas students
who would carry on your jumping
“We realize that our Academic
Building does not reach the ma
jestic height of your Great Phallic
Symbol, but the concrete pavement
below the Point of Departure is
exti’emely hard and uncompromis
ing. We cap therefore assure suc
cess to any of your students who
care to further your hallowed tra
The Texas A&M Committee for
Supporting the Tower-Jumping
Tradition of Texas University.”
resented an expansion of measures
initiated by former President
Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Like Eisenhower, Kennedy also
promised to promote exports, en
courage visits by foreign tourists,
restrict military and foreign
spending abroad, and maintain the
price of gold at $35 an ounce.
He also said Secretary of the
Treasury Douglas Dillon will re
port to him by April 1 on whether
the tax laws should be changed to
discourage certain kinds of private
investment in Western Europe.
And he said he will submit legis
lation to block Americans from
avoiding federal taxes through the
use of foreign “tax havens.” Offi
cials raid he referred to special
tax breaks now available in such
countries as Panama and Switzer
Justifies Concern
Kennedy asserted that the gold
drain justifies concern but not
panic or alarm. He said the United
States has time in which to attack
the problem calmly and deliber
Because of the wide range of
subjects covered, the Senate took
the unusual step of referring Ken
nedy’s message to three different
committees: Foreign Relations,
Finance, and Banking.
The President’s proposals gen
erally found favov with Republi
cans as well as Democrats in Con
gress. Some members in both par
ties said they thought even further
steps will be needed.
During the last six months, for
eigners have bought a record $2
billion of U. S. gold, reducing the
American supply, to a 22-year low
of $17.4 billion. They were abl<
to do this because the U. S. bal
ance of payments deficit gave
them a supply of extra dollbrs.
For many years, the United
States has been sending more dol
lars abroad, through payments for
imports, investments, tourism and
government programs, than have
been returning. This deficit has
increased sharply in the last three
years, leading to heavy gold sales
and foreign fears that the dollar
was being undermined.
Tourposters’ Set
To Open Tuesday
Comedy and humor will prevail next Tuesday night, as
the Aggie Players perform “The Fourposter” in the lower
level of the Memorial Student Center starting at 8 p. m.
The three-act play is a late Broadway show recently
going off stage in the past few>-
A&M, Research Officials Confer
(from left) Crass, Cullison, Webb, Calaway, Mattocks
years, and its plot .deals with the
trials and tribulations during 25
years of married life.
Being performed “in the round,”
the show features only two actors,
the husband and wife. Michael is
played by Harry Gooding, and Ag
nes by Regie Lundergan. Gooding
and C. K. Esten are directing the
production, which started rehear
sals again last night following the
semester break.
Being played “In the round”
involves the audience’s surround
ing the stage on three sides,
Which means those on stage must
handle their lines in a way to
reach the entire audience in three
different directions.
This technique has been handled
very effectively by the Players
in past performances, including
last year’s “A Night With George
Bernard Shaw,” in which two of
Shaw’s one-act plays were pre
The set props include, first of
all, a bed (the fourposter) in the
right rear of the stage. In front
of the bed is a mirror and dresser,
and across the room on the left is
a divan or love-seat.
In this setting, the audience will
see 25 years of trials and tribula
tions, humor blended with pathos,
pass before them, as “Michael”
and “Agnes” experience the vari
ous pitfalls of marriage.
Handling lights for the produc
tion will Be Charles Hearn and
George; Marlene Rushing, Betty
Simmons, Dave Woodai’d, Marcus
Edwards and Randall Yeargan
compidse the set crew, and Jane
Eisner is in charge of costumes.
“The Fourposter” will be per
formed next Tuesday through Fri
day nights, Feb. 14-17, and ad
mission charge is 75 cents per
A second play also in progress
will be performed April 17-21, en
titled “The Rivals,” which will'
(See PLAYERS on Page 3)