The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 14, 1961, Image 1

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sponsor. :rack and c in 1911). me along added i ff % there’s 'Ort being ar future e a place hat finds trides in <as Ati ate higli ut would spoil to as Inter- >m. The ^t College American scholastic talk o[ >orts pro- sly suffi. ; it. The Battalion Volume 19 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 1961 Number 97 c Ifi c c 0 c I £ 55c 69c 49c T [ES. 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 universities. 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 schools 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 18 years. From your knowledge of the Peace Corps, do you favor it as an instrument to assist underde veloped countries? 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? RV Banquet, Ball Tomorrow 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- laurant. 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. Campus Chest 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 other I'easons? 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 asked. For the most part, however, the answer this question was “No,” at least not until some changes had been made. 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 for information. 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 from college. 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 ipate. 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 know. 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.” Elected were: 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. Statistics 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 Dodgen—226. MSC Council: David Halm—222; Jeff Wentworth—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; Paul Barrett—294. Vice president: Scottie Brown— 233; Charles Blaschke—324. Secretary-treasurer: Bob Gar- (See RUN-OFFS on Page 3) 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 cessing. 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 afterwards. 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 counselors. Students who bought Spring Se mester activity cards may present them to their respective counselor in exchange for a ticket to the event. However, no tickets to the bar becue will be sold or exchanged after noon, Thursday, April 20, Sanders said. The dance will be held in Sbisa Dining Hall from 9 p.m. to 12 midnight Saturday, the Bennie Paruse Orchestra providing the music. “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 tition. 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. Babcock Contest Deadline Extended 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 nounced. 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 ’‘The Rivals” Starts Monday 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 tury. 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 isms. 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 the comedy. 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 David. Preceding the play will be a pro- lugue written especially for the production by Weining, and pre sented by Eva Arndt Stern and Keith Thompson. 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 ton. 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 last night. 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 him. Ultimate Solution: Latin-Am Union (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 ministration). 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 ible. 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 secondary powers. 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 ly. 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 audience. 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 group. 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 singing. 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 8 p.m. 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.