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German Chancellor Beams
At Genuine Texas Welcome
Chancellor Konrad Adenauer of
Germany beamed with obvious'de
light Monday morning in Austin as
he watched a genuine American
parade—Texas style.
Adenauer rode in a car with
Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson
from the start of the parade route
to the reviewing stand where he
took his place to watch the parade
in his honor.
The Ross Volunteers, marching
close behind the ears carrying
Adenauer and Johnson and other
dignataries, acted as official honor
It was a perfect day. The sun
was bright, a slight breeze was
blowing and the historic Capitol
City paid tribute with bands, mil
itary aplomb, pretty girls, an en
thusiastic crowd and the added
Texas blend—cowboys and hordes.
State officials, businessmen, and
students all took a brief holiday
to catch a glimpse of the states
man as he rode a gleaming cream-
colored sports model down Con
gress Ave.
Rep. Homer Thornberry, D-Tex.,
sat next to Adenauer in the re
viewing stand. Vice President
Lyndon Johnson offered the seat
to the Texas Congressman and took
a seat behind him.
State policemen kept watch on
the crowd.
German newsmen stood in the
press section of the parade re
viewing stand. They asked George
Reedy, Johnson’s administrative
aide, about parade i features they
did not understand.
One was apparently the drum
majorettes. The newsmen scrib
bled rapidly in their notebooks as
Reedy spelled it out.
The West German leader seem
ed spry and cheerful. He carried
a cowboy hat in his right hand
World Wrap-Up
By The Associated Press
Anti-Castro Forces Invade Cuba
CUBA—Anti-Castro forces struck their long-prepared
invasion blow on Cuba Monday, predicting they and rising
Cuban masses would quickly unseat the pro-Communist gov
Landings by sea and air brought Cuban charges in the
United Nations that a U. S. aircraft carrier and regular
forces from the U. S. Naval Base at Guantanamo were sup
porting the invasion. The United States denied these charges.
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Congo Cease-Fire Signed
BRUSSELS, Belgium—The Belgian radio said yesterday
night a military cease-fire agreemen was signed Monday
between military leaders of the Leopoldville and Stanleyville
Gizenga governments in the Congo.
The radio said the cease-fire was signed for “the whole
Congo territory” and that Gizengist troops of Gen. Lundula
bad “acknowledged Leopoldville’s authority on the Oriental
Province armed forces.”
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Laotian Rebels Launch New Attack
VIENTIANE, Laos—Another successful attack by pro-
Communist rebels was reported Monday in southern Laos,
boosting their bargaining power in any negotiations on a
tease-fire line.
Informed sources said a Pathet Lao battalion backed by
utillery swept soldiers of the pro-Western government from
position dug in near the town of Nhommalath.
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Gov. Daniel To Offer New Tax Bill
AUSTIN—Gov. Price Daniel is expected to offer soon a
new tax program anchored to a 2 per cent tax on items cost
ing $25 or more, Capitol sources informed The Associated
Press yesterday night.
The bill, a compromise of the sales tax forces and the
selective tax advocates, would raise $260 million over the
next two years. There were several reports today of prepara
tions being made to give wide distribution to details of the
tax proposal.
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Soviets Offers Help To Castro
LONDON—The official Soviet news agency Tass said
early Tuesday the Soviet Union and its allies are prepared to
aid Cubans in their battle with anti-Castro revolutionaries.
But the nature of such aid was not spelled out.
The Soviet Union and its satellites have provided arms
for the Castro regime.
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Fire Rages Through Chemical Plant
BORGER—Fire spread through a section of the Big
Plains butadeiene plant of Phillips Chemical Co. near this
Panhandle city late Monday.
A company official said the fire started from a ruptured
line. Two hours later, the fire was still burning but under
and waved it to acknowledge the
cheers. He stood up on several oc
casions, to the passing of the
American Flag and to see some of
the parade’s highlights.
Adenauer returned home Mon
day afternoon after what he called
“one big family reunion” with
German descendants in Texas.
From the time the big white
German jet transport landed here
Sunday noon until the takeoff the
85-year-old chief executive and
U. S. Vice President Lyndon John
son pledged international solidar
ity over and over.
Since his arrival, Adenuer has
been whisked by helicopter and
airplane from Austin 65 miles
west to the LBJ Ranch on the
banks of the Pedernales River,
then on to Fredericksburg, one of
Texas’ earliest German settle
He was feted at a river bank
beer and barbecue party and a
formal dinner where the main
dish was breast of white guinea
hen under glass. He carried home
with him a gift 5-gallon white hat,
saddle, spurs and a branding iron
with his initials “KA.” Johnson
promised a horse to go under the
saddle and a gift white Hereford
bull would be shipped to Germany
“Overwhelming is the best word
to use in describing Texas,” Aden
auer said. “We are going home
now greatly impressed.”
The U. S. Vice President was in
terrupted 13 times by applause as
he introduced Adenauer to the joint
session of the Texas Legislature.
“The German people who have
meant so much to Texas came here
seeking freedom and seeking-
peace,” Johnson said.
The longest applause came when
Johnson said that he spoke for the
U. S. President “when I say that
the United States will not hesitate
to walk the last mile — go more
than half way — to assure peace
with honor for the world.”
Adenauer replied, “We in Europe
look upon your State of Texas as
a symbol of vitality, of wealth, of
generosity and broadmindedness.”
The Chancellor, whose remarks
in German were later translated
by an interpreter, said he was “so
moved” to find that the German
descendants from the original Ger
man settlers in the Frederickburg
area maintained their old world
traditions and inheritance.
“This proves the United States
has met its great task of uniting
all people who come over here
from many lands,” he said.
“Now the United States must
help European countries in their
efforts to establish a similar sys
tem which provides for certain or
der but leaves enough leeway for
each country’s traditions.”
Adenauer called for “a streng
thening of ties between our coun
try and your country.”
Johnson said he felt that “the
partnership of the United States
and the Federal Republic of Ger
many has never been stronger,
more effective, more fruitful than
Adenauer replied that he was
“in full agreement” with the Vice
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Corps Of Cadets
Reports S
Mid-semester again is over and
mid-semester grades by posting a
overall grades start at 1.3594.
Reports are in and estimations
Corps Scholastic Officer Clayton
Sqd. 10
show a general improvement in the
LaGrone said yesterday that as far
Sqd. 1
overall Corps of Cadets grades. 2nd
as his records
show these are the
Brigade outfits maintained their
highest grades
ever posted by the
Bold on the top ten positions by
Corps of Cadets.
Sqd. 7
taking six out of the ten, includ-
Rankings are as follows:
Sqd. 4
ing the top three positions.
In the final tabulations grades
Sqd. 3
*ere scored as being .119 higher
overall than those posted at the
middle of the first semester.
Sqd. 5
The trend of improvement may
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Be easily shown by comparing the
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grade point ratios of the top out-
Rt the middle of the fall semester
Sqd. 9
ind the top outfit as tabulated for
Sqd. 2
IMs semester. At the middle of the
Sqd. 8
semester the top outfit was
Sqd. 16
K-2 with a grade point ratio of
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U9. In contrast to this, H-2 held
tBe top position down after spring
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‘Notable Books’
Now On Display
A display of the “Notable Books of 1960” selected by the
Notable Books Council of the Adult Services Division, Ameri
can Library Association, is highlighting the observance of
National Library Week this week at Cushing Memorial Li
brary. All 46 titles listed are in -f
the Cushing Library .
“The purpose of this special
■week is to call attention to the
value of reading and the import
ance of libraries in our modern day
society,” Robert A. Houze, library
director, says. All libraries on the
campus are displaying posters,
streamers, mobiles and similar
items, and ’copies of the “Notable
Books of 1960” as well as book
marks are available for the ask
A new charging desk has just
been installed on the second floor
of Cushing Library. Three new
levels of bookstacks with nearly
100 air-conditioned study carrels
were placed in service during the
The five A&M libraries contain
387,000 volumes. Cushing Library
has a collection of more than 300,-
000 volumes; the Texas Engineers
Librady, 65,000 volumes; Veteri
nary Library, 9,000 volumes; Bus
iness Administration Library, 3,-
300 volumes, and Architecture Li
brary, 4,300 volumes. A total of
more than 4,000 periodicals and
other serials are subscribed to an
nually by these libraries.
Total circulation for all libraries
last year was 154,000. The Col
lege Archives Office under the di
rection of Ernest Langford, Arch
ivist, is located on the third floor
of Cushing Library.
All campus libraries are under
the direction of Houze, and a staff
of more than 80 people, part-time
and full-time is required to staff
these libraries 82 hours a week,
and handle the technical process
ing work of acquisitions, catalog
ing and bindery preparation! work.
Forty six employees are full
time, 20 are profesisonal librar
ians and 26 non-professional as
sistants. Off-campus service is
given agricultural extension
agents, registered professional en
gineers and practicing veterinar
ians in Texas.
“All citizens of the community
are invited to visit the A&M librar
ies during this special week-long
observance, in order, to become
better acquainted with our facili
ties and services,” Houze says.
Ross Named
Top Senior
In Accounting
Pat L. Ross of Waco, a senior
accounting major in the Division
of Business Administration, has
been named the outstanding senior
in the field of accounting. The
selection was made by the account
ing faculty.
He was a guest of honor, along
with students from other schools
in Texas, at a recent meeting of
the Ft. Worth Chapter of Petro-
eum Accountants.
Ross, who has a grade point
average of 3.0 in accounting, is
also a lab assistant in the Depart
ment of Accounting. He is a mem
ber of the Accounting Society and
active in campus activities.
2nd Chest Drive
Falling Short
1st Reports Show
Only $324 Taken
‘The Rivals’
Opening Filled
With Color
Opening night for the Aggie
Players’ “The Rivals” was marked
by glistening costumes, superb
acting talent and an audience of
limited attendance.
The 18th Century comedy, writ
ten by the British playwright,
Richard Brinsley Sheridan, was
first performed in Covent Gardens,
London, injecting its light humor
poking fun at social and proper
mannerisms of the day, upon the
English stage for the first time.
A uniqueness in presentation
existed as the Players incorporated
several unique elements designed
and executed for consistent treat
ment of the play during its open
ing performance.
Emphasis of the play was upon
the wit and absurdity of the char
acters and situations, with no ele
ment of realism existing. The
pompous formalities deemed so es
sential for social acceptance in the
18th Century were ridiculed in
excellent theatrical manner.
Another unique feature of the
play was the glamor of costumes
hinted of 18th Century styles. All
Were in brilliant colors of red, blue,
purple, or combinations, and under
proper lighting, the costumes fully
reflected the elegance of the set
Performing “in the round,” with
only the stage of Guion Hall being
used as a theater, required a spe
cial set. Under such circumstances,
with those on stage surrounded by
audience on all sides, the set could
not restrict any person’s view or
contact with the actors.
“The Rivels” features a totally
circular set of white and gold,
giving the play somewhat of a
“royal carnival” atmosphere. The
base is round, with gold streamers
draping down from a central point
above. A replica of a gold chan
delier hangs above the heads of
the actors.
“The Rivals” will be playing
each night this week in Guion Hall,
starting at 8 p.m., providing ex
cellent entertainment for anyone
who appreciates good theater per
First reports from the Campus Chest Drive show that
the collections will fall considerably short of the desired
$3,000 goal.
The totals in the Campus Chest Drive are partly in and
as of today only $324 has been collected.
Clayton La Gbone, chairman of the drive and member
of the Student Welfare Committee of the Student Senate,
said that this total includes only the contributions in Dorm
1-12 and that the collections in the old area, the day student
collections and the receptacles around the campus still must
be tabulated.
Squadron 11 has contributed more to the drive than any
other unit with a total of^ *
$49.42, and the collections
range down to the $6.16 given
by one individual unit.
La Crone said that it was
unlikely that the more than $500
will be collected in all, out of the
original goal of $3,000.
Last fall, the chest collected a
total of only $293 out of a similar
goal. The two-day drive was in-
(See CHEST On Page 3)
Crankcase Case
Moves To A&M
Notice to the fortunate Aggie
who returned from TU and
Round-Up weekend with a 150-
pound Chevrolet crankcase in his
Theye want it back.
The Daily Texan, the Upiver-
sity of Texas campus newspaper,
reports that four University stu
dents have initiated “a ritual that
may put bed-pushing in the realm
of the ancients.” To-wit: putting
engine blocks in such unnatural
place as under their roommate’s
The stunt took on new dimen
sions Round-Up weekend at Tex
as when the foursome put a block
in the trunk of a visiting Aggie
friend’s car.
“The students would like to
have their motor back,” the Daily
Texan reports, “because they’ve
come up with a scheme that is
not as strenuous and just as
fiendish as bed-pushing.
“They want to paint the motor
orange and white and send it col
lect to another university.”
MSC Banquet
Set Thursday
In Ballroom
The Memorial Student Center
Banquet will be held in the Ball
room of the MSC at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Apr. 20.
The banquet, social highlight of
the year for the whole MSC pro
gram, will be attended by mem
bers of the College administration
and the Board of Directors. The
affair is on a Plynesian Theme this
year, with Miss Gladys Black im
charge of preparing a menu of
“exotic Polynesion delicacies.”
Decorations will be supervised by
Britt Jones.
Tickets to the banquet are now
available and may be purchased at
the Cashier’s window in the MSC.
Prices are $1.50 for members of
the MSC program and $3.00 for
others. Tickets should be bought
by Thursday at 5 p.m. at the la
test so the food department can
have enough food ready.
In addition to being the high
point of the year for the MSC pro
gram socially, the banquet is the
official installation ceremony of
the new directorate officers and
committee chairmen.
Service awards will also be pre
sented to certain committeemen
and faculty advisors who have con
tributed to the program far more
than they have been asked.
Three Degrees Approved
Wesley Group.
Due Visitors
African students from Liberia,
Nigeria, Ghana, Ethopia, Tangan
yika and Kenya are to be guests
for the regular Wednesday even
ing program of the Wesley Foun
dation, tomorrow at 7:15.
These students are presently at
Prairie View A&M under the ICA-
Liberia Contract.
Rice Sweeps Two From Cadets—Page 4
The Texas Commission on High
er Education has approved for
A&M an advanced degree program
of a Doctor of Education in In
dustrial Education, Master of Arts
in English and a Master of Arts
in History.
Dr. Wayne C. Hall, Dean of
Graduate Studies, said the Com
mission’s decision means another
significant step forward for A&M
in the field of higher education.
One of the major reasons for
the Doctor of Education degree
being offered in industrial educa
tion is that no institution in Texas
or the Southwest has heretofore
offered it. Hall said the program
will draw students from a wide
“A&M College is the best quali
fied to offer this program, and the
responsibility given A&M in tech
nical and industrial training ob
ligates the college to provide a
doctoral program to meet the de
mands and needs for it,” the dean
Many representatives from in
dustry, city supervisors, teachers
and administrators have requested
the program, he said.
“The Department of Industrial
Education is looked to for leader
ship in the field,” Hall explained.
“The department serves as the
host of the annual conference of
the Texas Industrial Arts Associa
tion and the high school industrial
arts clubs and’ societies.”
No other college or university
in Texas presently has the staff or
facilities to administer such a de
gree program in industrial educa
tion, according to Hall.
“We have capable supporting de
partments in engineering, basic
sciences, mathematics, economics
and education to make a strong
program,” he said. “Strong re
search projects that relate to in
dustrial education are already
underway. Required research fa
cilities are available. Library
holdings are more than adequate.”
He said three of the staff of
seven hold doctoral degrees, and
the others are working on their
doctorates. Ten students will be
working on their PhD’s, and the
number is expected to climb to
20 to 25 in four years.
In describing the reasons and
need for an MA program in Eng
lish, Hall said A&M has been the
only state-supported senior college
in Texas not offering the program.
“But most students and others
thought we offered it before now.
We delayed requesting the pro
gram until our staff and library
could meet the most exacting re
quirements,” he said. “We are
not establishing a new function of
the college but merely extending
an existing function.”
Other reasons for the MA in
English, Hall said, are that it
would permit training in English
comparable to that found in lead
ing technical and land-grant col
leges; to educate male English
teachers for high schools and col
leges; to prepare men for writing
in science, industry and profes
sions; to make more effective the
use of A&M’s staff and facilities,
and to strengthen graduate pro
grams in economics, history and
education and round out and fill
a gap in offerings in arts and
He said A&M’s English staff
has 16 members with doctorate de
grees and many are nationally
known and recognized scholars.
Library holdings have been ex
panded in anticipation of graduate
The dean said the English MA
program would stimulate more re
search by staff members and en
able the department to recruit and
hold top professors.
An immediate enrollment of ten
graduate students is expected by
the dean, with that number rising
to 20 to 25 in four years.
A&M also has been the only
senior college in Texas not offer
ing an MA degree in history.
The history MA program, Hall
said, will permit a quality of train
ing comparable to that found in
leading technical and land-grant
schools, such as the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, California
Institute of Technology, Cornell
University, University of Pennsyl
vania, Iowa State and the Univer
sity of Florida.
“We need to train human engi
neers as well as technical engi
neers,” Hall said.
Additional reasons for the MA
degree in history are to meet the
demands of students; to make more
effective use of staff and facilities;
to strengthen current undergrad
uate programs, and to supplement
and bolster graduate programs in
economics, sociology, education and
The dean said 15 of the 20 his
tory staff members have their
PhD degrees. The others have
MA degrees and are working on
their doctorates. Most are active
The Department of History has
one of the best library collections
in the state, he said.