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

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d! 16 and h V0 , wil l retuu 3 they t m . game win University The Battalion Volum® 59 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1961 Number 93 Only 1,825 Cast Ballots j-7-8 I I . c 35c ;35c 25c c 15c 29c 39c 59c \M l.(W 89c In Elections By RONNIE BOOKMAN A field of 177 candidates was narrowed down consider ably yesterday as students voted in the preliminary class officer elections. The runoff will be held next Thursday with a total of 38 names on the voting machines. Most students were evidently un- concerned about the elections, since only 1,825 were registered as hav- ing voted. The Class of ’fit led in the apathy with a mere 98 votes received in the race for class agent. Results of the election are: Class of 1961 Srnest E. Figari elected class agent. Class of 1962 Roque C. Rodriquez and John (Waddle) Waddell in a runoff race for president. Chuck Cochran and Cecil Baily will have a runoff contest for vice- president. Jan F. Ahart and Charlie W. I2th Man Bowl Grid Contest Slated May 13 The 12th Man Bowl football game will be played on Kyle Field (iie night of May 13, it was an nounced last night by Roger Rat cliff, chairman of the Student Sen ate Issues Committee. Workouts for the game will be gin next Wednesday afternoon and will be held from 5-6 p.m. five Jays per week until the day of the game. The gridsters will work the first two and a half weeks in shorts and the final two weeks in pads. All interested applicants for pe titions must submit their names to their respective commanding offi cers by 5 p.m. Tuesday. Civilians Must submit their applications to their dorm presidents by the same deadline. Qualifications include student in surance or the willingness to sign a waiver for injury, high school experience and furnishing tennis shoes, shorts, socks and support ers, All applicants will be notified immediately after they submit their applications as to their stat- Moore in a runoff for secretary- treasurer. Johnny M. Martinez and “Shak- ey” Powell in a runoff race for social secretary. Bob D. Bates and Donald L. Dod- gen in a runoff for historian. Gary R. Anderson elected stu dent entertainment manager. David Halm and Jeff Went worth in a race for Memorial Stu dent Center councilman. Bill C. McClain, Jim T. Davis and Tom H. Ralph in a runoff for yell leaders. Two will be elected. Class of 1963 Roger John and Paul Bai’rett named to a runoff for president. Scottie Brown and Charles Blaschke in a runoff contest for vice-president. Bob Garrett and A1 L. Weaver in a runoff for secretary-treasurer. Don (Ollie Owl) Brister and Shelby Traylor in a runoff for social secretary. Paul Smith and Mundo Riojas in a runoff race for MSG council man. Bill Brashears, Tom (Doc) Nel son and Dudley Griggs in a runoff for yell leaders. Two are to be chosen. Class of 1964 Mike C. Dodge and Bill Rector in a runoff for president “Butch” Johnson and George W. Reynolds in a runoff for vice- president. Joel B. Goldman and Lee J. Grant in a runoff for secretary- treasurer. Paul Dresser and Macky Brit tain in a runoff contest for social secretary. Harry D. Christian and Eddie Duncan in a race for MSG council man. Breakdown Here is a breakdown by classes, of the votes cast: Class of 1961—98 votes. Class of 1962—511 votes. Class of 1963—577 votes. Class of 1984—639 votes. UN AMERICAN WEEK Latin Students Plan Observance Pan American Week will be observed April 9-15. Sponsored by the Pan American Club in conjunction with tte Memorial Student Center, the annual observance will in clude discussions on Latin American affairs, a soccer meet, •ft from Latin America, music and't a special exhibition in the MSC °f objects from the different Latin ■hnerican countries. At 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 10, there will be a discussion in the USC Assembly Room on “Neigh- hrs in Need-or-Needed Neigh- W” Moderator will be Bob honipson of the Division of Archi- ®cture, and the commentary will t* presented by students from Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Ar- Mina and Ecuador. Following the discussion will be • special program of music given V students from Latin America a »d the United States. Films will be shown Tuesday, April 11, depicting different sports rj f the Latin American countries, be free films will begin at 7:30 htti. in the MSC Ballroom. Documentary color films about htin America will be shown in the MSC Main Lounge Wednes- %, April 12, from 7 p.m. until ^ p.m. The public will also be ad mitted to these films free. A special three-act play, written and produced by students from Latin America will be presented at ‘7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in the MSC Ballroom. The play entitled “The Browns Go South of the Border,” will feature special sound effects and music. Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday there will be a “Latin American Smor- (See PAN AMERICAN on Page 3) Correction An article calling attention to new hospitalization insurance plan for A&M System employees that appeared in Thursday’s Bat talion was in error. The story said meetings to ex plain the new plan would be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 10 and 4 p.m. Thursday, April 13. The article should have said the meetings will be held at 2 p.m. and again at 4 p.m. Monday, April 10 and Thursday, April 13. Bob Elmore, Noble Etherington ... among the few that voted World Wrap-Up By The Associated Press Algerians Attack Paris Hospital PARIS—A band of Algerian executioners raided a Paris hospital Thursday, shooting Up bed-ridden patients, visitors and police guards. Two persons were killed and 14 wounded. The bloody attack coincided with the bombing of the vacant U. S. consulate in Algiers, apparently by French rightists who resented encouragement to both France and the nationalist rebels to get together for negotiations. ★ ★ ★ U. S. To Send Additional Troops Abroad WASHINGTON—Army leaders said yesterday they plan to send additional U. S. combat troops into both the Pacific and European areas in the next year to counter Communist threats and guerrilla tactics. “Any of the world’s trouble spots can become the scene of violent action overnight,” Gen. George H. Decker, Army chief of staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee. ★ ★ ★ Cuban Fears Expressed Against Army Camp HAVANA—Cuban newspapers and radios charged Thursday the U. S. decision to open a guerrilla training camp in the Panama Canal Zone constitutes “undeclared war” against Cuba. The U. S. Army announced Wednesday a training center would be set up at Ft. Gulick to train military personnel from Latin American countries in anti-guerrilla warfare. It emphasized the training will be designed for no specific country, apparently to quiet Cuban fears. ★ ★ ★ Arms Increase Asked By Viet Nam SAIGON, South Viet Nam—President Ngo Dinh Diem wants an increase in the $150 million a year he gets from the United States, believing more money is needed to crush the Communist rebels. He would like to enlarge the 150,000-man army now arrayed against the Viet Cong guerrillas. Washington is said to have approved a 20,000-man increase recently on condition it would mean no rise in total U. S. aid. Diem opposes this idea. T<r ★ ★ French Officer Makes Impression REIMS, France—Rene Segut, 60. retired artillery officer, got three months in jail for trying to steal crucifixes from Reims Cathedral. His defense was that he wanted to cite the disappearance of the crucifixes as a miracle in order to impress fellow lodgers at an old folks home with the benefits of religion. ★ ★ ★ Bomb Explodes In Havana Store HAVANA—A powerful bomb exploded yesterday night in Cuba’s largest department store, El Encanto. The explosion occurred in the nationalized store shortly after most of its 600 employes had left for the day. There were no injuries reported. ★ ★ ★ Sharecropper Eviction Battle Rages CINCINNATI, Ohio—The U. S. Department of Justice won another round Thursday in its fight to prevent eviction of Negro sharecroppers from farms in Haywood County, Tennessee. The 6th Circuit U. S. Court of Appeals directed U. S. Dist. Judge Marion S. Boyd of Memphis to grant a prelimi nary injunction to prevent landowners from evicting the sharecroppers. Texas Relays Open In Austin—Page 6 Constitution Could Name-Change Amendment Vote By Citizens Needed' By ALAN PAYNE A road-block that might prevent any changing of the name of A&M in the near.future was disclosed last night by Student Senate President Roland Dommert. Dommert said he had learned from sources at the state capital in Austin that since the name “The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas” is contained in the state con stitution, an amendment must be approved before the State Senate can vote on a name-change. This amendment will necessitate the approval of the people of the sLote in a general election, Dommert added. The constitutional mention, found in Article VII, Section 13. says: “The Agricultural and Me-* chanical College of Texas, established by an act of the Legislature passed April 17, 1871, located in the County of Brazos, is hereby made and con stituted a branch of the Univer sity of Texas, for instruction in agriculture, the mechanical arts and the natural sciences contained therewith.” Dommert said this article in the constitution was one of the rea sons the measure has been allow ed “to simmer down” by its spon sor, Sen. W. T. (Bill) Moore of Bryan. The Senate president also re ported response “has been much better than we ever anticipated” following the sending of letters to all members of the State Senate. The letters, approved by the Student Senate, advocated the name “Agricultural and Mechani cal University of Texas” if a change was to be enacted. This same proposal had been presented by the A&M System Board of Di rectors and the College Academic Council. Dommert added that he felt the letters were more productive than the proposed visit of the Student Senate Executive Council would have been. This trip was called off due to numerous conflicts and the new constitutional angle. He also said the replies indica ted a big majority of state sen ators were also in favor of the name “Agricultural and Mechan ical University of Texas.” In other Senate activity a let ter was drawn up to the Depart ment of Student Publications that advocated alternating pictures of Corps and Civilian seniors in The Aggieland. Next year’s Aggieland will have Corps seniors first, with the alternating pattern, if approv ed, to begin the following year. Clayton LaGrone, chairman of the Student Welfare Committee, reported everything in order for next Wednesday’s commander’s luncheon to publicize the Thursday and Friday Campus Chest drive. Bob Bower, chairman of the Pub lic Relations Committee, remind ed members of the April 19 dead line for filing “Mother of the Year” nominations and said his Committee will present a candidate (See NAME-CHANGE On Page 3) Ekfelt Elected Texas English Teacher Prexy Dr. Fred E. Ekfelt, professor in the A&M Department of English, has been elected president of the College Conference of Teachers of English of Texas. The conference discusses prob lems of English teaching and con ducts scholarship sessions. Dr. Ekfelt, who has been at A&M since 1938, is the third faculty member of the school to be named president of the conference. The others were George Summey, for mer head of the Department of English and now retired, and Dr. John Q. Hays, professor of Eng lish. **1!^ 50 CENTS A STUDENT Campus Chest Plans 2nd Drive The year’s second Campus Chest Drive will be held next Thursday and Friday in an effort to make up for the poor showing of the fall. Two reasons, poor response and poor timing, have been given for the fall collection of only* $293. The coming drive was set up in hopes of- reaching the orig inal goal of $3,000—50 cents per student. Actually no goal has been set up for this second drive, according to Clayton LaGrone, chairman of the Student Senate Student Wel fare Committee. LaGrone also announced person nel to be in charge of the actual collections in the two-day solicita tion period. Lee Griggs will be in charge of civilian student collections, Ben Johnston will handle day student collections in tubs in the Memorial Student Center, Roger Ratcliff will be in charge in the west Cadet area and LaGrone will handle col lections in the east Cadet area. Collections are gathered through Corps of Cadets units, civilian dor mitory presidents and the tubs in the MSC. The drive finances a fund on campus that has been established to aid students in cases of extra ordinary hardship. All applicants are carefully screened by members of the Department of Student Ac tivities before funds are distrib uted. Vanity Fair Applications Now Available Applications are now available for Vanity Fair in the Student Publications Office, basement of the YMCA Building, lasting through Apr. 28. Applicants, who must be escor ted by seniors, must be able t<? fulfill the following conditions if, accepted as candidate for Vanity Fair: she must be able to appear on the campus Friday, May 19 if accepted as a vanity fair candi date. She must also be able to attend the Senior Ring Dance on May 20, and have a picture made at the Aggieland Studio for the Aggie land, ’61. The application contains the. girl’s name, address, age, weight, height, color eyes, hair, bust, waist and hips. It should be accompan ied by two pictures, one full length and a second head and shoulderSf size 8 x 10. Phi Eta Sigma Initiates 65 Into Honor Society Sixty-five A&M freshmen have been initiated into Phi Eta Sigma, the national freshman honor fra ternity, Dr. C. H. Ransdell, assist ant to the dean of engineering, announced today. The A&M chap ter was founded in 1949 and is advised by Ransdell and Dr. J. W. Dobson, professor in the Depart ment of Biology. A candidate for membership into the fraternity must have posted a grade point ratio of 2.5 or better in the first semester of his fresh man year or have attained a 2.5 G.P.R. by the end of his first year in school. Membership is for life in this society which emphasizes scholarship. Taking part in the initiation of the 65 students were President Charles L. Blaschke, sophomore liberal arts major of Skidmore; Vice President Gene F. Brosman, sophomore science major of Schu- lenburg; Secretary Russell J. Christie, sophomore pre-veterinary medicine student of San Antonio; Deadline Nearing For Photo Contest The deadline for entering the Texas A&M Review photo contest is only one week away. All entries must be submitted before 5 p. m., April 14. To be eligible to enter the contest you must'be a student and have an A&M ID card. The-*— photo should be printed on 8 x 10 paper and must have been taken in Texas; however, the subject and type of paper used is optional. Prizes of $25, $15 and $10 will be awarded for first, second and third places. Names of the winning photog raphers as well as their entries will appear in the pre-summer issue of the Texas A&M Review. Entries should be brought to the Student Publications Office in the basement of the YMCA Building. Be sure to include your name and mailing address and, if you wish, a title for the print. The judges will be looking for good composition and originality. Any photo which answers this description can win. Treasurer Dan M. Scarborough, sophomore industrial engineering major of San Antonio and His torian John P. Krebs, sophomore science major from Victoria. Initiated into Phi Eta Sigma were James M. Butler, journalism; George E. Paul, electrical engi neering, both from Amarillo; Thomas M. Ashy, pre-medicine, of Beaumont; Cyril J. Durrenberger, mathematics, of Bellaire; Juan G. Dominguez, physics, of Browns ville; David S. Jernigan, physics, of Bryan; Ralph H. Mitchell, Jr., mechan ical engineering; Bardin H. Nel son, Jr., architecture, and Manning D. Smith, electrical engineering, all from College Station; David C. Anderson, civil engineering, and Gerald W. Siegelin, electrical en gineering, both from Corpus Christi; Sidney A. Cook, electrical engineering, of Corsic&na; Bobby L. Limmer, pre-veterinary medi cine, of Coupland; Robert B. Eu bank, pre-medicine, of Cross Plains; Harlan E. Roberts, busi ness administration, of Dale; Thomas L. Ferguson, chemical engineering; John C. Holliman, en gineering; Ronald E. Rambin, chemical engineering, and Robert L. Ridley, pre-medicine, all from Dallas; Charles E. Brandt, elec trical engineering, of El Paso; Stephen P. Hammack, animal hus bandry, of Ferris; William T. Shults, accounting, of Fort Worth; Robert L. Cates, chemical engi neering, of Freeport; Thomas D. Easley, pre-dental, of Grand Prai rie; Alan W. Myers, aeronautical engineering, of Hearne; James L. Barrilleaux, aeronau tical engineering; Glyn M. Cook, electrical engineering; Gayle D. Dealy, electrical engineering; W T il- liam H. Fisherman, pre-medicine; Jeffrey C. Harp, electrical engi neering; Gerald B. Kieschnick, pre-veterinary medicine; Lawrence L. Stewart, business administra tion, and Don R. Veazey, chemical engineering, all from Houston; Theodore E. Bernard, electrical en gineering, of Irving; William R. Rector, pre-medicine, of KeiTville; Thomas Hollis Meadows, Jr., me chanical engineering, of Lake Jackson; Donnie Rudd, chemical engineering, of Liberty; Keith A. Clark, chemical engineering, of Marble Falls; Kenneth A. Radde, animal science, of Meridian; John M. Fitts, electrical engineering, of Midland; John Hilliard, history, of Newton; Roderick B. Hobbs, pre- medicine, of Orange; William C. Robinette, Jr., science, of Port Arthur; Howard M. Head, pre- veterinary medicine, of Richard son; Paul A. Dresser, Jr., economies, and Joseph L. Finch, physics, both from San Antonio; William R. Chaney, forestry, of Sherman; Robert A, May, chemical engineer ing, of Teague; Macky L. Brittain, pre-veterinary medicine, of Terrell; James A. Boatwright, physics, and Larry G. Porter, civil engineering, both from Texas City; Jerry B. Lincecum, English, of Thornton; Tommie H. Pearson, engineering, of Victoria; Russell L. Keeling, engineering, of Waco; William G. Cox, pre-veterinary medicine, of Waxahachie; Kindred P. Caskey, Jr., agriculture, of Weslaco; Daniel L. Galvin, pre-law, of Whiteface; Barry R. Hopper, me chanical engineering, of Manches ter, Conn.; Robert C. Burk, aero nautical engineering, of Leewood, Kan.; Gilbert H. Forehand, elec trical engineering, of Haynesville, La.; James C. Carter’, pre-veteri nary medicine, and Joel Goldman, pre-veterinary medicine, both from Shreveport, La.; Victor C. Tisdal, Jr., pre-medicine, of Elk City, Okla., and Miguel A. Salabarria, petroleum engineering, of Havana, Cuba. - h