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COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 1961
Students Express Opinions
On Proposed Peace Corps
By BOB SLOAN
The Kennedy Administration’s
Peace Corps has been the subject
of a great deal of debate during
the first few months of its exist-
ance, particularly among the stu
dents of America’s colleges and
In an effort to determine the
overall picture the Peace Corps is
painting on the campuses of Amer
ica, the New York Herald-Tribune
has asked the editors of campus
newspapers across the nation to
survey students at their own
The results of this poll are to
appear in the Herald-Tribune Sun
day, April 23.
The poll conducted at A&M ask
ed six simple questions—Are you
fully informed of the Peace Corps
program, or aware of it?
★ ★ ★
Willing To Serve 9
To be eligible for the Peace
Corps, an applicant must be at
least 18-year-old and willing to
serve, without pay, for two years
in one of the more underdevelop
ed countries of the world. The
Peace Corps promise the work
will be hard and the hours long.
A person will be defered from
military service while serving in
the Peace Corps, but he would
not be exempt from his military
obligation and would be subject
to the draft upon his return to
the United States.
The Corps is accepting appli
cations from both men and wo
men. Husband and wife teams
may enlist together, as long as
they have no dependents under
From your knowledge of the
Peace Corps, do you favor it as
an instrument to assist underde
If not in favor, do you have gn
idea for a better program, or do
you have any suggested improve
ments for the Peace Corps?
Dr. Walter K. Kerr will speak
tomorrow night at the (5 p*m. Ross
Volunteer Banquet in the Dining
tloom of Bryan’s Triangle Res-
Kerr’s address will kick-off RV
Ball and Banquet night, one of
the prominent social events of the
year for the college honor guard.
Following Kerr’s talk and the
banquet, the RV Ball will begin
at 9 p.m. in the Ballroom of the
Memorial Student Center, Music
will be furnished by the Aggietand
Combo, with the MSC Patio to be
available for dancing.
Drive To End
The year’s second Campus Chest
drive will end tonight as solicitors
pass through college dormitories
in quest of funds that will possibly
total the $3,000 goal.
The drive was kicked off yester
day as tubs were available in the
Memorial Student Center and solic
itations were made in dormitories.
Drive Chairman Clayton La-
Grone, chairman of the Student
Senate Student Welfare Commit
tee, reported last night no figures
had been submitted but he was
hopeful for a good turn-out.
World Wrap - Up
By The Associated Press
South Korean Students Demonstrate
SEOUL, South Korea—Three thousand hig-h school stu-
Jents marched through the streets of Pusan, Korea’s major
port in the east coast, yesterday shouting slogans against
two security bills now before the National Assembly.
The government says the two bills are necessary to curb
Communist activities and unruly demonstrations. Opponents
say they will stifle civil liberties.
★ ★ ★
Congressmen Grill Top Space Officials
WASHINGTON—Bothered and bewildered congressmen
pot America’s top space officials on the grill Thursday over
the latest and most' dazzling Soviet space orbit feat.
★ ★ ★
Date Set For Senate Runoff
AUSTIN—Gov. Price Daniel said yesterday be will call
the runoff election in the Senate race for Saturday May 27.
Votes of the April 4 election in which Republican John
Tower and the interim senator, William Blakley, were the
top vote getters, will be canvanssed April 21.
Do you plan to apply for enlist
ment in the Peace Corps?
If not, is it because of parential
objections, health reasons, eco
nomic reasons, draft status or
Would you enlist under ideal
conditions? Would you enjoy the
type of work the Peace Corps
plans to do?
Twenty-two A&M students were
polled. These students represented
a cross-section of the major sub
ject areas most wanted by the
Peace Corps—education, agricul
ture, engineering, and health.
Opinions ranged from an “em
phatic no!” to “Yes, I aleardy
have,” when the question, “Do you
plan to join the Peace Corps?” was
For the most part, however, the
answer this question was “No,” at
least not until some changes had
At the top of the list of sug
gested improvements for the Peace
Corps was, “allow the two years
spent in the Corps to exempt one
from any military duty.”
Another frequent suggestion was
to pay the volunteers a substantial
salary, inducing them to make the
Peace Corps their life’s work.
All of the 22 students polled said
they knew something about the
Peace Corps. Only four, however,
said they had done a great deal of
reading on the subject. Two had
written the Peace Corps asking
All but one said they were in
favor of the Corps. The one dis
senter said he believed a corps of
“experienced teachers and mature
technicians” should be recruited
rather than young people fresh
Several others said they believ
ed the Corps should be supervised
by mature educators.
No one was for scraping the
Peace Corps in favor of some other
method of assistance to underde
veloped countries, however, and
only one person suggested any ma
jor revision of its basic goals.
An even half—11 of the 22 stu
dents—said they would seriously
consider joining the Peace Corps
if ideal conditions existed. All 11
said they were definately inter
ested in the Peace Corps program,
but, for" various reasons, knew
they would not be able to partic
Two persons said they were plan
ning to go into underdeveloped
countries to work, but both said
they would rather do so with a
governmental agency or private
firm that would offer them a good
salary and lifetime career.
Only seven said they would not
join the Peace Corps under any
conditions; four said they didn’t
Out On Top: Waddell,
Barrett, Dodge Elected
Only 1,789 Vole:
In Class Run-Offs
By RONNIE BOOKMAN
When the polls closed yesterday afternoon 1,789 had
voted in the class officer election runoffs. Included in the
results was a tie to be broken by “the flip of a coin.”
Class of 1962
John (Waddle) Waddell, president.
Chuck Cochran, vice president.
Charles Moore, secretary-treasurer.
Johnnty Martinez, social secretary.
Don Dodgen, historian.
The race for Memorial Student Center councilman ended
in a tie. David Halm and Jeff Wentworth each racked up
222 votes. The election com- 1 *
mission of the MSC Council is
to determine the winner by
flipping a coin as soo nas
Halm returns from an off-
campus trip. College regulations do
hot stipulate a method for break
ing a tie.
Jim Davis, head yell leader.
Tom Ralph, yell leader.
Class of 1963
Paul Barrett, president.
Charles Blaschke, vice president.
A1 Weaver, secretary-treasurer.
Don Brister, social secretary.
Paul M. Smith, MSC Council.
Bill Brashears, yell leader.
Tom Nelson, yell leader.
Class of 1964
Mike Dodge, president
George Reynolds, vice president.
Lee Grant, secretary-treasurer.
Paul Dresser, social secretary.
Harry Christian, MSC Council.
Here are the official returns of
yesterday’s class officer runoffs:
Class of 1962
President: Roque Rodriquez—
178; John Waddell—273.
Vice president: Chuck Cochran
—257; Cecil Bailey—195.
Secretary-treasurer: Jan Ahart
—196; Charles Moore—256.
Social secretary: Johnny Marti
nez—227; “Shakey” Powell—226.
Historian:«Bob Bates—226; Don
MSC Council: David Halm—222;
Yell leader (Candidate receiving
most votes is elected head yell
leader. Second highest is named
yell leader): Bill McClain—164;
Jim Davis—379; Tom Ralph—321.
Class of 1963
President: Roger John—269;
Vice president: Scottie Brown—
233; Charles Blaschke—324.
Secretary-treasurer: Bob Gar-
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CSC Sets ‘Weekend’ Stage
"We need man-power, a veri-
tible army ‘army of knts’ to get
ready for Civilian Weekend,” Civil
ian Weekend Chairman Randy
Sanders told the Civilian Student
Council Thursday night.
Sanders said work on the dance
and the barbecue, both scheduled
lor Saturday, April 22, is pro
Milner Hall will set up The
Grove for the barbecue, College
Tiew civilians will serve the bar
becued chicken and Hart Hall will
handle the clean-up, he said.
The CSC has volunteered to dec-
arate Sbisa Hall for the informal
hance. Mitchell Hall will clean up
Half a barbecued chicken will be
served everyone who attends the
barbecue beginning at 5:30 p.m. in
The Grove. Tickets for the event
*ill cost $1 for adults and 50 cents
for children under 12. They may
be purchased from housing area
Students who bought Spring Se
mester activity cards may present
them to their respective counselor
in exchange for a ticket to the
However, no tickets to the bar
becue will be sold or exchanged
after noon, Thursday, April 20,
The dance will be held in Sbisa
Dining Hall from 9 p.m. to 12
midnight Saturday, the Bennie
Paruse Orchestra providing the
“Dance tickets will cost $1.50,
stag or drag,” Sanders said. “The
tickets may be purchased from
housing area counselors, or pur
chased at the door. Students may
also exchange their Fall Semester
activity card for the dance ticket.”
A highlight of the dance will be
the selection of the Civilian Sweet-
heat from 14 finalists. Every civil
ian dormitory or housing project
with the exception of one, has a
sweetheart entered in the compe
In other Council business, a se
cret ballot was taken to determine
the most valuable man on the
1960-61 Civilian Student Council.
The recipient of the award will be
announced at the Civilian Student
Council Banquet May 15.
Council President Mike Carlo an
nounced that representatives of
next year’s Council will meet with
the present Council May 11. Dorm
itory elections must be completed
by that time, Carlo said.
The deadline for entries in the
annual Babcock Essay Contest has
been extended from today at 5
p.m. until the same time next Fri
day, contest officials have an
The change was facilitated by
the fact that the officials said
they will be allowed more time to
judge the entries before the win
ner is announced at the Student
Publications Banquet May 19.
“Educational Assets I Find at
A&M” is the title chosen for the
essays. Entries may be submit
ted at the Student Publications
Office in the YMCA Building.
Fish Record Sixth Straight — Page 4
In Guion Hall
By TOMMY HOLBEIN
Blending comedy with expert
stagecraft, the Aggie Players pre
sent “The Rivals” starting Mon
day night and lasting through Fri
day, presented “in the round” in
Guion Hall at 8 each night.
The play is an internationally
famous comedy written by the
British playwright, Richard Brins
ley Sheridan, and was first pre
sented in Covent Gardens, London,
England. It has been hailed as one
of the most popular works for
theater written in the 18th cen
A uniqueness in presentation will
exist as the Aggie Players in
corporate several unique elements
designed and executed for a con
sistent treatment of “The Rivals.”
Emphasis is on the wit and ab
surdity of the characters and situ
ations, and the play gently pokes
fun at many of the pompous and
grandiose formalities of manners
in the time in which it was written.
At the same time, the play is
viewed as a museum piece, a gem
of the 18th Century. To empha
size this theme, the set designers,
Dave Woodard and Charles Hearn,
have produced a creation which is
witty and gay, and which also jabs
gentle fun at the rococo manner
The group’s costume designer,
Jane Eisner, has created color
fully humorous costumes that sug
gest the period and elegantly char
acterize each of the 13 people in
Striving for perfection in per
formance, the cast has been at
work for three months rehearsing
the play to attain the proper de
gree of stylized acting that the
artificial characters Sheridan cre
ated are credible in their unbe-
lievability and absurdity, accord
ing to Vic Weining, play director.
Cast includes Oscar Saunders
as Fag, Keith Thompson as Thom
as, Sue Abbott as Lucy, Doris
Hampton as Lylia Languish, Jayne
Coulter as Julia Mellville and Gail
Wilson as Mrs. Malaprop.
Also in the production are John
Paxton cast in the role of Sir
Anthony Absolute, Jerald Fletcher
as Jack Absolute, David White as
Faulkland, Bob Hipp as Bob
Acres, Sam Cely as Sir Lucius
©’Trigger and Randy Yeargen as
Preceding the play will be a pro-
lugue written especially for the
production by Weining, and pre
sented by Eva Arndt Stern and
The production staff includes the
set designers, Woodard and Hearn;
lights, handled by Hearn and Corky
Couvillan; costumes designed by
Jane Eisner; seamstresses, Nina
Stelly, Marlene Rushing, Betty
Simmons, Libby Alexander, Betty
Isham, and Sue Abbott; properties,
Hearn, Sue Abbott, and John Pat
Song Fest, Pan-American Style
. . . during play “The Brow ns Go South of the Border”
‘BROWNS GO SOUTH’
Three - Act Play Entertains
Pan-American Week Patrons
“The Browns Go South of the
Border,” a one act play written
and produced by the Pan Ameri
can Club, was presented in the Me
morial Student Center Ballroom
The scene of the entire play was
a small restaurant in Mexico, and
the action was built around a
coupife from the United States on
vacation and their problems with
the language and the tourist prices.
Mr. Brown, played by Johnny
Penrod, sophomore English major,
constantly became entangled in
the actions of the waiter and the
other patrons of the cafe.
The waiter, played by Manuel
Comache, from Colombia, was the
big problem to Mr. Brown. Each
time Mr. Brown would ask a ques
tion, the waiter would very pleas
antly answer it, then he would re
act behind the back of Mr. Brown
by making! faces and mimicing
(Editor’s note: The following ar
ticle is an account of the ultimate
solution reached by the panel dur
ing Pan American Week concern
ing the problems of Latin America.
The article encompasses the joint
opinion of the entire panel as writ
ten by Rene E. Bucaram of Ecua
dor. The panelists and the Latin
American problems that they pre
sented were: Orlando Cossani of
Argentina, education; Francisco
Garza of Mexico, economics; Peter
Heiz of Honduras, Quo Vadis; and
Bucaram, the solution of the prob
lems: the Latin American Union.
The moderator was R. Thompson
of the Department of Business Ad
By RENE E. BUCARAM
Manta, Ecuador, S. A.
It was in 1492 when Spain dis
covered the Americas and held it
for over 328 years, until 1820,
when the Continent became free of
the Spanish rule.
America was productive under
the rule of Spain and Portugal, to
such an extent that, while their
empires lasted in America, they
were the dominant and most
powerful countries in the world.
It was the richness that America
gave these two countries that kept
them economically sound, politi
cally strong and militarily invinc
This empire proved the weak
ness of Spain and Portugal, and
when England attacked the Achil-
lis Tendon of Spain, that is, their
supply lines to America, these two
countries crumbled and became
Spain and Portugal ransacked
the American Colonies, but in spite
of this vicious exploitation, this
Continent was so rich that it seem
ed to carry this burden only light
In 1810 Simon Bolivar began his
fight for freedom from spain and
for a unified Latin America. His
dream was “One people under one
flag from Mexico to Magallanes.”
Bolivar gave his life for that
concept of union, as did other
great leaders like San Martin, and
if he would have been listened to,
that country, composed of the 20
smaller countries of today, would
stand united and would be a coun
ter-balance to any world power.
The unhappy truth is that we
are now separated, fighting among
ourselves with little reason. Had
we listened to Bolivar, today we
would not have land disputes (such
as the Nicaragua-Honduras land
(See PAN-AM on Page 3)
With the arrival of a combo,
“Panama Joe and His Hot Pep
pers,” there was singing and danc
ing during which Mr. Brown be
came very interested in the singer
played by Annette Adams. Mrs.
Brown, played by Kathy Black
burn, showed her disapproval of
this interest to the amusement of
the audience by several times
kicking him in the shin.
Directing the play were Juan Al
berto Terrassa and Eduardo Al
varez Tostado, with the help and
advice of C. K. Esten, director of
the Aggie Players.
Also taking part in the play
were several girls from Stephen
F. Austin High School’s Spanish
classes. The girls took the parts
of dancers and patrons in the cafe
to add to the entertainment of the
The play came to an end with
all the cast dancing on the stage
in a line and Mr. Brown feebly at
tempting to follow the rest of the
After the play there was a short
period of entertainment provided
by “Panama Joe and His Hot Pep
pers.” They played several Latin
American pieces intersperced with
Tonight on the schedule for the
Pan American Week observance
will be a Latin American Smor
gasbord, featuring special dishes
prepared in the MSC from recipes
furnished by the students from
Latin American nations.
The dinner will be open to the
public in the MSC Dining Room at
a cost of $1.75 per person. Serving
will begin at 6 p.m. and last until
Following the meal will be a
talk by Dr. Martin Cattoni, Con
sul of Paraguay, beginning at 8
p.m. in the MSC Assembly Room.
The talk will be entitled “Eco
nomic Future of Latin America.”
Cattoni will be honored with a
reception in Rooms 2A and 2B im
mediately after his address. The
speech and reception will be open
to the public at no charge.