The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, June 29, 1961, Image 1

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The Battalion Volume 59 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 1961 Number 124 Century Study Names 4 Chairmen C. D. Calhoun Speaks At Poultry Conference In an industry noted for its economic efficiency, one of the few remaining cost-cutting routes in the Texas broiler business is to raise bigger birds. C. D. Calhoun of the Calhoun Hatchery at Tyler, a speaker at Texas A&M’s annual Poultry Con ference. said it is just plain cheaper to produce heavier broilers. Texas poultrymen have been, and still are, finishing birds at lighter weights compared to those in other broiler' production regions. The hatcheryman recommended that Texas broiler raisers give more consideration to the size of their product. The conference is a general in formation session held each year for hatcherymen, breeders, hatch ery and feed servicemen, related poultry industry personnel and commercial producers of broilers and eggs. Sponsors are the A&M Poultry Science Department, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station and the Texas Agricultural Exten sion Service. Calhoun said costs of broiler production should be measured from the time the chicks are put down until the packaged product reaches the grocery shelf. Simply figuring the cost of raising and finishing the birds does not give a complete picture. He said Texas producers’ pro duction costs compare favorably with other southern areas, such as Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. But Arkansas’ cheaper feed ad vantages enables producers there to raise birds at about seven- tenths of a cent per pound under Texas costs. Vertical integration, Calhoun said, is not as intense in the Texas broiler business as it is in some other states. Texas could stand further integration but such a trend should not be expected to work miracles. Intensive integra tion does not always mean cheaper costs. “Some integrated operators have become topheavy with personnel, which has defeated their purpose,” the speaker said. He told conference members that Texas is actually deficient in broiler production, and finished birds are being shipped in from other areas. At the same time, 25 Texans Will Die July 4 The director of the Texas De partment of Public Safety an- Doilnced today previous holiday ex perience in Texas indicates 25 per- Bons will meet violent death on Ihe Fourth of July, 1961. Col. Homer Garrison, Jr., said the release of this official predic tion “is intended to serve as a challenge to all Texans to prove our estimate is too high.” In announcing the grim forecast, Garrison said the DPS will place in effect “Operation Deathwatch,” ef fective from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on July 4, during which traffic deaths, homicides and suicides, and fatal accidents other than traffic will be tabulated against the pre diction. Eleven to Be Killed The department’s Statistical Services Manager, N. K. Woerner, estimates that 11 persons will be killed in traffic accidents during Summer BSU Announces Weekly Slate Tom Harris , President of the A&M BSU Summer Executive Council, has announced the weekly schedule of Baptist Student Union activities for the remainder of the summer. Vesper services are scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, and Thurs day evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the Baptist Student Center, 201 North Main, College Station. Vesper co- chairmen Judy Foster and Roy Gibson work with Tom Harris in planning these programs. During the Monday evening Vesper time, a guest program leader speaks or leads a discussion °a a topic of vital interest to stu dents. A Bible study based on Scripture passages of special in terest to students occupies the Vesper time on Tuesday evenings. Thursday Vespers are devoted to Informal discussions relating Christian principles to current Problems. Friday night are reserved for special programs and weekly mis sion projects. All Baptist students are invited to take part in the Summer BSU activities. the 24-hour period, that five will be victims of homicide or suicide, and that nine will die in brownings and other types of fatal accidents. “The department’s purpose in conducting such as operation is to focus public attention on the fact that holiday driving is more dan gerous than usual because more vehicles are on the highways—as well as to compile data which is vital to the constantly-changing problems of traffic supervision,” Garrison said. “In addition to the ‘Deathwatch,’ the department will augment the regular Highway Patrol force with some 150 uniformed patrolmen from the Motor Vehicle Inspection and License and Weight services during the 24-hour period in an effort to keep down the violations that cause accidents.” The DPS director called special attention to the fact that the rec ords show at least one law viola tion is involved in most fatal acci dents in Texas. “With more boats on the waters of our state than ever before,” he continued, “extra precautions should be taken this Fourth of July to avoid tragedy. Boaters should be sure there is a life pre server for every boat occupant and, above all, don’t overload or over power your boat.” Garrison also reminded boaters that 45 miles per hour is the speed limit for all vehicles pulling trailers. Photography To Be Offered Second Semester Students w r ho wish to get get a couple of hours of credit as well as start a new and interesting hobby at the same time, will have this opportunity during the second summer session. The course that fulfills these two desires is Journalism 315. The course is open to all stu dents and staff members on ap proval of the instructor and major advisor. The lecture will meet MWF at 11 and the lab will be 2-5 on Tues day and Thursday. Due to lab space the course will be limited to 12 students. some Texas poultrymen are worry ing around trying to ship broilers to such places as California. Another speaker, Dr. Car 1 Hess of the U. S. Department of Agri culture’s Southern Regional Poul try Breeding Project at Athens, Ga., urged poultrymen to recognize the fact that one strain of birds may give good production in one type of environment but may fall down on the job under other cir cumstances. For example, a highly bred layer strain may do fine in floor houses but lay poorly in cages. Strong environmental and ge netic interaction factors to watch for in layers, Hess said, are per cent mortality, blood meat spots and hen house production. With broilers, body weight and feather ing are traits with this strong in teraction. “A commercial poultryman should not only determine general genetic worth of stocks but how the particular strain or strains perform under his own environ ment,” the USD A researcher said. “Try out several of the potentially best stocks under your own con ditions.” Layers hatched in the fall and spring- can be made to produce an approximately equal number of eggs under good management sys tems, Dr. J. H. Quisenberry, head of the A&M Department of Poultry Science, said. Hatching time, however, does make a difference in egg size, the scientist said. Spring-hatched birds will not lay eggs much larger than pullet sizes because of summer heat. Full-hatched birds will con sistently lay larger eggs. Other speakers were George Mc Carthy of Allied Mills, Fort Worth, Texas; Earl Deacon, B&D Mills, Grapevine, Texas; Joe Claybaugh, DeKalb Agricultural Association, DeKalk, 111.; and Monroe Fuchs, Ideal Hatcheries, Cameron, Texas. Other Texas A&M speakers in cluded C. B. Ryan, Poultry Science Department; Dr. C. F. Meinecke, Veterinary Microbiology Depart ment; Dr. John D. Williams, Data Processing Center; J. H. Sorrells, Civil Engineering Department; C. F. Garner, entomologist; Dr. R. E. Davies, Biochemistry and Nutrition Department; Dr. W. F. Krueger and Dr. R. C. Fanguy, Poultry Science Department. Also, Dr. C. F. Hall, Dr. A. I. Flowers and Dr. L. C. Grumbles, Veterinary Microbiology Depart ment; Dr. F. A. Gardner, Poultry Science Department; R. G. Cherry, extension economist; and W. S. Allen, extension agricultural engi neer. Ben Wormeli, extension poultry husbandman, and Dr. Krueger, were program Chairman. Nucleus Members Chosen By Hall Four chairmen and nucleus committee members to spear head an extensive college-wide self-study as part of the Cen tury Study were named today by Dr. Wayne C. Hall, chair man of the Committee on Aspirations at Texas A&M. Chairman of the study group which will evaluate resi dent instruction and student life is Dr. G. M. Watkins, direc tor of agricultural instruction. Dr. H. O. Kunkel, professor of animal husbandry and bio-chemistry and nutrition, will chair the study group con cerned with research. Chairing the study group which will scrutinize exten sion is F. J. Konecny of the Engineering Extension Service, and C. A. Roeber, College bus-"* * iness manager, will guide the Dr. Wayne C. Hall Chairman on Aspiration Committee Wider Participation Urged at Beef Meet CS Lions Club To \ Sell Barbecue At Fireworks Display The College Station Lions Club will provide for a community sup per before the fireworks display that will be held at the Consoli dated High School football stadium July 4. The fireworks will begin at 8 p.m. and are sponsoi-ed by the College Station Recreation Council, but the food will go on sale at 5:30. Plates of barbecued chicken will be served along with all the trim mings. In addition to the plates, the Lions will sell hot dogs, soft drinks, cake and watermelon. R. D. Gaul, chairman of pub licity, invited the public to be on hand for the meal and display. The proceeds of the food sales will be used for community proj ects. Recommendations to encourage wider beef cattle producer pax-tici- pation in improvement progx-ams were outlined by a Texas Agricul tural Extension Service animal husbandman. L. A. Maddox, Jr., speaking at the International Beef Perform ance Congress and sixth annual convention of the Performance Registry International June 21-23 at Texas A&M, said more cattle men need to be included in PRI programs if a real showing is to be made.. He urged the members to work closer with state beef cattle im provement associations; to revise PRI rules to allow additional par ticipation in cui’rent Performance Registry programs; stai’t a carcass certification system; and to strive for larger participation among commercial cattlemen. The specialist emphasized the commercial cattleman angle. The way the PRI is now organized, rules are set up mostly for pi’o- ducers of registex-ed beef cattle. Host organizations for the con ference were the Texas Beef Cattle Dr. W. E. Street Receives Service Award From ASEE Dr. W. E. Street ,head, Depart ment of Engineering Gi;aphics, Texas A&M, has been named win ner of a Distinguished Service Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. The award was presented to Dr. Street at the Engineering Graphics Division dinner Wednes day night at the 1961 annual meet ing of ASEE, held at the Uni versity of Kentucky in Lexington. Dr. Street, who has been head of the department at Texas A&M for 20 years, was cited “for many distinguished services” during 32 years of membership in the ASEE by the Society’s Division of Engi neering Gi-aphics. Before assuming his present post at A&M, Dr. Street was for 13 years teacher, principal, and superintendent in public school systems; he has sexwed as a con sultant and professional engineer since graduation from Texas Tech nological College in 1930, and in 1947 he was awai’ded an honox-ary doctor’s degree in engineering edu cation by Hax-ding College. Improvement Association, the A&M Department of Animal Hus bandry and the Performance Reg istry International. The Perfor-mance Registry pro gram’s purpose is to certify beef animals with outstanding produc tion records. PRI is an organiza tion which develops cattle perform ance rules, issues performance cex*- tificates and tries to put into effect recent research findings. Maddox said the PRI has been woi’king with weaning weights, i-ates of gain over a 140-day feed ing period, and weights of cattle at 1 year of age. Dr. O. D. Butlex% head of the A&M Department of Animal Hus bandry, introduced proposed beef carcass standards for PRI work. If the standai'ds are adopted, the organization would have another testing tool in its efforts to put higher quality meat on the dinner table. One of the main attx*actions of the meeting was an evaluation of live slaughter steers, a feature handled by Frank Ox-ts of the A&M Animal Husbandry Department. The animals were then slaugh tered and the carcasses studied by the group. group concerned with serv ices. Dr. Hall emphasized the im portance of these groups and their efforts to the ultimate goal of the Centuxy Study. “These chairmen and their nucleus committees with the broad-based suppox-t from the general faculty and staff will, by a large measure, determine the ef fectiveness of the entire study effort, he said. Sevex-al dgys earlier, a question naire was circulated to each fac ulty and staff member requesting suggested topics which should be included in the study, and also to encourage voluntaxy participation in the evaluation program. “We want to encourage each faculty and staff xnember to com plete this questionnaire, along with his or her commitment to sei’ve on one of the four study groups, and return it to the Century Study of fice by August 1,” Dr. Hall said, He added that bi’oad participation is necesary to make the study both compi’ehensive and fi’uitful. On July 25, a symposium will be held to help orient the various study groups on their mission. Three keynote speakers will head the inoiming session, with after noon meetings devoted to question and answer discussions under the leadership of the speakers. De tails of the symposium, along with the speakei’s and their topics will be announced soon. The sympos ium will be open to all faculty and staff membei’s. Named to Group I—Resident In struction and Student Life—were: C. D. Holland, chemical engineer ing; Roy Axfoi'd, nuclear engi neering; M. R. Calliham, veteri- nax ; y medicine and surgex-y; W. E. Whittington, business administra tion; H. L. Heaton, registrar and dix-ector of admissions; H. E. Jo- ham, plant physiology; R. D. Lew is, Texas Agricultural Experi ment Station; E. R. Keown, math ematics; Haskell Monroe, History; and B. A. Zinn, student affairs. Student appointees to this gi’oup are Michael J. Carlo, Sydney N. Heaton, Herman R. Adams, Mar- (See COMMITTEE, on Page 4) Neelley Speaks At San Antonio Convention Charles E. Neelley, assistant i’e- search engineer and supervisor of the Fan Testing Laboratox-y of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station, was among speakers at the 67th Annual Convention of the International Oil Mill Superinten dents’ Association in San Antonio June 25-27. Mr. Neelley discussed “Selec tion and Application of Fans” for use in aerating oilseeds and grains. He cited considerations for selec tion of a fan as pressure, capacity, efficiency, and horsepower. The latter two points, according to Mr. Neelley, are most impoirtant to the oil mill operator because they concern operating cost. In his prepared text, he present ed “fan laws” and diagrams to illustrate selection criteria and to show the woi’k of the Fan Testing Laboratory. Eastman Awards Chemistry Prof Fellowship . The Texas Eastman Company Fellowship for a pre-doctoral stu dent in chemisti’y has been award ed to Aris Merijanian of Bryan, Prof. J. B. Beckham of the Chem istry Department, Texas A&M, has announced. This fellowship carries a stipend of $3,000 for a 12-month appoint ment plus $1,000 to the Depart ment of Chemistry for supplies and equipment to aid in the re- seax’ch program. James B. Beal Jr. and Frank M. Simpson Jr., also of Bryan, shai’e the Dow Chemical Company grad uate summer fellowship during the current summer session, Professor Beckham says. W,<- .W., r .rs; i fStef i Appreciation Plaque Dr. Daniel R. Russell, professor of rural soc- the Rural Church Conference held on the iology, (left), receives a plaque from Chan- campus. Dr. Russell was the chairman of cellor M. T. Harrington, on behalf of the the conference. Baptist ministers that recently attended