The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, June 01, 1961, Image 1

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£ •nation: ^ entitii t Throtji a m aliji s progn- : '0 miniiijj it least:) purchasia ihould t ^ors at Volume 59 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 1961 Number 120 irrmnn mter" T ot 'ara rvice ip:n Carr A 2-451 f ) 9 9 '' ' I . tofi/RY; l A state-wide search is underway for out standing citizens to comprise a Century Council for A&M College. The 100-member Council, together with faculty and staff, will study and evaluate how A&M can best meet the ever-increasing needs of the people Century Study of Texas during the next 15 years. Shown looking at the official emblem for the Cen tury Study is (left to right) Chancellor M. T. Harrington; Eugene Darby, Chairman of the Board of Directors; and President Earl Rudder. (See story on page 3) Birth of a Volcano Lecture To Be Given Next Monday “The Birth of a Volcano” will be discussed June 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lecture Room of the Bio logical Sciences Building ‘by Dr. Fred M. Bullard, pi’ofessor of geol ogy, University of Texas. The public is invited. In 1929, Dr. Bullard was a mem ber of the U.S. Geological Survey Expedition to Alaska, at which time be became interested in vol canoes. In 1939 he was an as sistant in the Hawaiian Volcano Laboratory at Kilauea, working under Dr. T. A. dagger. During the summer of 1943-46, he taught at the National University of Mex ico under cooperative agreement between the State Department and the University of Texas. During this period he taught courses, on volcanoes of Mexico in collabora tion with Dr. Ezequiel Ordonex, distinguished Mexican geologist. Dr. Bullard has done research studies on volcanoes at Pariciitin, Mexico, under a grant from the Geological Society of America and the University Research Institute; made a survey of the active vol canoes of Guatamala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. In 1944 he was named one of the original mem bers of the National Research Council Committee, known as the U. S. Committee for the study of Paricutin Volcano. In 1952 he w r as named “Research Scholar^ under the Fulbright program to make a study of volcanoes in Italy. With headquarters at the University of Naples and the Ve- suvian Volcano Laboratory, he spent a full year in the study of Italian Volcanies; also studies were made at the recently extinct craters in the Phlegrean Fields, Roccamonfina, and the crater lake areas in the vicinity of Rome. As secretary of the “Committee on Volcanology” of the Pan Amer ican Institute of Geography and History, he has had a • program for the study of the volcanoes of Central America in progress, which has permitted him to super vise graduate-student thesis proj ects in Central America. Dr. Bull ard has made lecture tours for the Distinguished Lecture Committee of the) American Association of Petroleum Geologists and Ful bright Lecturer, Peru, 1959, in addition to presenting a paper and presiding _at the session of the International Geologic Congress in Mexico. Dr. Bullard will illustrate by means of colored slides and col ored movies. Some Do’s and Do Not’s Before You Leave School The Department of Student Af fairs has issued a list of things that students should do before they change rooms for the summer or leave school. All dormitory students now in school and intend to attend sum mer school must be nioved into their new rooms by 6 p. m. Saturday. Students who must change their rooms but wish to leave before the semester is completed may make arangements with the present oc cupants of the new rooms about storage of possessions. Anyone who wants to turn their room key must present the key and receipt showing key deposit at the Housing Office. Military students who move early are reminded that they still must clear with their dormitory Tactical Officer before checking out of their old rooms. Holt Tells Graduates To Be Cobalt Bombs 208 Seniors Commissioned Gen. Fx-ederic IT. Smith Jr., com- mander-in-chief of the United States Air Force in Europe, de- livered the commissioning address to 83 Air Force and 125 Army, ROTC graduates held in the G. Rollie White Coliseum Saturday. “Although this anxiety has been mitigated by the recent flight of mercury astronaut Alan B. Shep hard—which bolstered our faith in the technical capability of the Uni ted States—the underlying causes for our concexm remain,” General Smith declared. “We know—as Pi’esident Ken nedy emphasized in his state of the union message in January that ‘our first gi'eat obstacle is still our relations with the Soviet Un ion and Communist China.’ We must never,” said President Ken nedy, “be lulled into believing that either power has yielded its ambi tions for world domination.” General Smith said that “we know, that the Communists have a large and modern war machine— which is not only designed to meet the I’equirements of our nuclear age—but which maintains large conventional forces. The Soviets have a modern aerospace force made up of offensive missiles— bombers and fighters and a mod ern air defense system. “They have the largest subma- idne force in the world,” General Smith said. “Their large ground armies are equipped with nuclear weapons. What is more—this military ma chine is supported by a growing economy, which is sti’ictly con trolled by the state. “In addition Soviet Russia is allied with Communist China. Though the Chinese are not as ad vanced technically, they have tre mendous ground armies, a rapidly increasing population and vast un touched natural resources. “Under such circumstances,” the general said, “the mission of our nation’s military establishment is clear. It must be prepared to de fend our nation and to assist the free nations of the world—if an attack on our country or its Al lies occurs. “Your four years at Texas A&M will ali’eady have taught you to recognize the problems to which I have referred —and it will be in a position to make policy de cisions on such matters. “But I urge you to continue to practice the habits of study and thinking that you have learned here. “Our military seiwice needs offi cers—and our country needs citi zens—who are informed about the great issues that face our civili zation.” Maj. ChaxTes B. Wells, assistant professor of air science at the Col lege, said it was the largest num ber of air force ROTC gi’aduates in the nation this year. CSC Holds Last Meeting of Year; Officers Elected This year’s Civilian Student Council met for the last time last Thursday night as its members turned the x’eins of office over to the incoming 1961-62 council mem bers. , The primary business taken up at the meeting was the election of officers for the 1961-62 council and the adjournment of the old council. Slated to head next yeax-’s coun cil are Doug Schwenk, president; Lelve Gayle, vice-president; David Beaucamp, recording secretary; David Johnson, Corresponding sec retary; Christian Galindo, treas- ui’er, and Steve Van Winkle, par- limentarian. 6 Or Develop Power Twice Ms Potent^ Pres. Andrew D. Holt of the University of Tennessee told the Texas A&M graduating students Saturday how they can become “cobalt bombs”—tremendously potent forces in the service of mankind. In the cobalt bomb, hydrogen provides the explosive substance, uranium is the fuse and cobalt gives the bomb a spread that will cover 100,000 square miles, President Holt declared. Substance knowledge for^ the hydrogen and “spizzer- inctum” for the uranium and an overwhelming desire to serve others for the cobalt, and “you become a cobalt bomb,’ the commencement speaker said. Twice As Powerful “You can develop a power which is twice as potent as the cobalt bomb—a power that will be felt by everyone with whom you come in contact—a power that will be felt by people you will never see— a power that will continue to be felt long after you are dead and gone.” President Holt urged the gi’ad- uates to continue in the pursuit of knowledge. “A college degree may be a deadly thing. The recipient may regard his diploma as a certifi cate which says ‘my mind is now filled to capacity.’ Degree—Hunting License “Your degi’ee should, be a hunt ing license which will enable you to hunt additional knowledge wherever you may find it. “Your education thus far has doxxe little more than stimulate your interests in various fields of knowledge and has taught you how to learn. Now you should spend the rest of your lives learn ing what you have learned how to learn.” Spizzeririctum is “a perfectly good dictionary word which means energy, ambition, the will to suc ceed,” President Holt declared. “Your degree imposes upon you the obligation to translate the knowledge you have acquired into action.” President Earl Rudder of the College introduced the speaker. The program was held in the G. Rollie White Coliseum. The final review of the Cadet Corps was held Saturday afternoon. James Martin Named 1961 Valedictorian Russell James Martin of College Station has been named valedict orian of the 1961 gi'aduating class at A&M, President Earl Rudder announced. He is a graduate of the A&M Consolidated High School, class of 1957. The 22-year-old student was se lected to the honor for his out standing scholastic achievement. Martin received a bachelor of science degree in animal science Saturday during commencement ceremonies. At the same time, his brother, John, also of College Station, was graduated with a doc- tor of veterinary medicine degree. They are the sons of Dr. Reuben S. Max-tin and late Mrs. Martin. Dr. Martin is a practicing veteri narian at Kirbyville and a mem ber of the class of 1937 at A&M. Russell plans to study two more years in the School of Veterinary Medicine and get a DVM degx-ee. He has been voted “Outstanding Sophomore” in the School of Vet- ex-inary Medicine and is a member of Phi Eta Sigma, axx honox-ax-y scholastic society. The student works part time to help pay his college expenses. His favorite academic subjects are the biological sciences. 9 9 & s Days Gone By—Many More Ahead! Graduation . . a new beginning Final Review ... move up a notch Home ... or elsewhere