The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 06, 1962, Image 2

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College Station, Texas Friday, April 6, 1962
Through Saturday — **** “The
Sunday thru Tuesday — ***
“The Day the Earth Caught Fire”
Through Saturday — ** “April
Love” and “Ask Any Girl” —
Sunday thru Tuesday — “To
ward the Unkonwn” and “Dream
Wife” — both unreviewed.
Through Saturday — ** “Seven
Women From Hell”
Sunday thru Tuesday — “Pure
Hell at St. Trinian’s” — unre
Saturday — “Bright Leaf” and
“Rocket Attack, U.S.A.” and
“Pillars of the Sky” — all unre
Sunday thru Wednesday —
**** "The Guns of Navarone”
and * “Destry”
Saturday — “Devil on Wheels”
and “Born To Speed” and “The
Big Night” — all unreviewed —
and * “Look in Any Window”
Sunday thru Tuesday — **
“Babes in Toyland” and ***
“Home from the Hill”
Guion Hall
“Closed — Cotton Pageant”
T. Nickell
***** Exceptional
*** Good
** Fair
* Poor
(Editor’s Note: The Battalion
is presenting the following let
ters from candidates for posi
tions in the class elections sche
duled for Wednesdaj\ April 11.
The Battalion will publish, as
space permits, other letters from
candidates if they are neatly
written, concise, and in the Bat
talion Officve no later than 9
a.m. Monday.
Seek ’63
Veep Spot
The Battalion:
In recent .months numerous
questions have been provoked in
the minds of A&M students as
to what is going to happen to
A&M during the 1962-63 school
I feel that it is important that
the student body and the Class
of ’63 should take a prominent
role in the influencing the deci
sions which are going to be made.
It is also my contention that
there is much to be gained if
next year’s senior class woi'ks to-
— Sound
gether through its class offic
ers to make the wishes and op
inions of the class known.
As a member of this year’s
Civilian Student Council I feel
that I have gained a valuable in
sight into the problems of the
civilian faction of the student
body and feel that I am well qua
lified to represent the Class of
’63 as a whole and not just in
If I a elected to the position
of vice president of the Class of
’63, I promise to devote all the
necessary time and woxk which
is needed to fui'ther the aims
of our class. In doing this I ex
pect to give my full coopex-ation
to our class president and the
other officei’s of our class.
Gerry Brown, ’63
Candidate for
Vice President
The Battalion:
I am a candidate for the office
of vice pxesident, Class of ’63.
I feel that I am capable of per-
hfo 7um ** ‘tmm i
Distinguished concert pianist in his hi- . •
larious evening of music and humor. •
Guion Hail -- 8 P. M.
April 9 & 10
Opinions expressed in The Battalion are those of the stu
dent writers only. The Battalion is a non-tax-supported, non
profit, self-supporting educational enterprise edited and op
erated by students as a journalism laboratory and community
newspaper and is under the supervision of the director of
Student Publications at Texas A&M College.
Members of the Student Publications Board are L. A. Duewall, director of Student
Publications, chairman ; Allen Schrader, School of Arts and Sciences; Willard I.
Truettner, School of Engineering-; Otto R. Kunze, School oi 1 Agriculture; and Dr. E. D.
McMurry, School of Veterinary Medicine.
The Battalion, a student newspaper at Texas A.&M. is published in College Sta
tion, Texas, daily except Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, and holiday periods, Septem
ber through May, and once a week during summer school.
The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republication of all news
dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in the paper and local news of
spontaneous origin published herein. Rights of republication of all other matter hero
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Mail subscriptions are $3.60 per semester; $6 per school year, $6.60 per full year.
All subscriptions subject to 2% sales tax. Advertising rate furnished on request.
Address: The Battalion, Room 4, YMCA Building. College Station, Texas.
News contributions may be made by telephoning VI 6-6618 or VI 6-4910 or at the
editorial office. Room 4, YMCA Building. For advertising or delivery call VI 6-6416.
Tommy Holbein Managing Editor
Larry Smith Sports Editor
Alan Payne, Ronnie Bookman, Robbie D. Godwin News Editors
Ronnie Fann, Gerry Brown, T. S. Harrover Staff Writers
Sylvia Ann Bookman Society Editor
Van Conner Assistant Sports Editor
Johnny Herrin — Chief Photographer
Ben Wolfe, Bill Stripling - Photographers
by Jim Earle —Joh Calls —
TWO 7:3CK 9;l5 /
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The following firms will inter
view graduating seniors in the
Placement Office of the YMCA
Signal Oil and Gas Co. —
Chemical engineering with some
mechanical engineering back
ground and mechanical engineer
ing with some organic or phy
sical chemistry backgi’ound (B.
Monday and Tuesday
Sheffield Division, Armco Steel
Corp. — Industrial engineering
(B.S.), chemistry (all degree
levels), and mathematics (B.S.,
B. J. Service Inc., a Borg-Warn-
er Subsidiary — Civil, electrical,
industrial, mechanical and pe
troleum engineering, geology,
chemistry, mathematics, physics
and business administx^ation.
“Do you think th’ Ballroom will be big enough?’
forming the duties of this office
and I would like the chance to
prove it. I urge everyone to go
to the polls and vote, prefex-ably
for me.
James (Stonewall) Maltby,
Candidate for
Vice President
The Battalion:
The upcoming student elec
tions give the student body at
the leaders of their various
classes. I hope that the students
take full advantage of this op
portunity and make this the larg
est election turnout in A&M’s
I, Gene Miller, am a candidate
for vice president of the Class
of ’63. I am first sergeant of
Squadron 9 and I think that I
possess the necessary qualifica
tions for the responsibilities of
the office of vice president.
I think that with the changing
times at A&M the student body
should unite as a unit and strive
together, both civilian and corps,
to achieve the best possible con
ditions on the campus.
If elected, I will Strive to
woi’k with the president of our
class to achieve the goals, which
the Class of ’63 is capable of
Gene Miller, ’63
Candidate for
Vice President
★ ★ ★
Laitich, Wehener
Want ’64 Prexy Job
The Battalion:
As a candidate for president
of our class I offer you experi
ence, the desix’e to sex*ve and
confidence in the future of our
I have served as pi'esident of
a number of clubs and ox’ganiza-
tions. This prior experience has
taught me to plan well in ad
vance for activities such as our
Junior Banquet and Ball. Fur-
Three Workshops
The Department of Education
and Psychology will conduct three
workshops Apr. 10-14 to teach fac
ulty members how to use the over
head projector and other mater
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thermore, it would enable me to
meet those unexpected emergenc
ies that often ax-ise and to di-
i‘ect class business in an exact
and ordexdy manner.
What about my desire to seiwe ?
When questions of policy must
be decided, when factions must
be brought together, or when
tiresome tasks must be accom
plished for the good of the class
— then would xxxy earnest, pur
poseful desire px'ove itself.
I am confident that the initia
tive of our class, coupled with
(See CANDIDATES on Page 3)
Bulletin Board
“Lady Godiva,” starring Mau
reen O’Hara will be shown by
the French Club in the Memorial
Student Center Ballroom Friday
at 7:30 p.m. and at 9:15 p.m.
Admission to the Techicolor film
is 40 cents.
Texas Society of Professional
Engineers (Student Chapter) will
hear Col. Thomas C. Green, ex
ecutive secretary for the Texas
State Board of Registration for
Professional Engineers speak
Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Room
231, Chemistry Building.
Church News
A&M Church of Christ
Sunday — Morning worship,
“What Think Ye of the Church?,”
9:45 a.m.; Evening worship,
“Fii’st Things First,” 7:15 a.m.
A&M Presbyterian Church
Sunday — Morning worship,
“There Is Work To Do,” 11 a.m.
Top Pipeliner, Top Ajjjjic
Copyrighted Feature from the Houston Post
The talk about football and
coaches and female classroom in
vasion efforts had settled down a
little, and they were trying to de
cide on the greatest Aggie of them
all in the oil and gas business.
This was the scene taking place
around a table at the Petroleum
Club where I was the only out
sider—that is one who didn’t grad
uate fi’om Texas A and M. Since
I didn’t graduate from any other
college, either, I was permitted to
“Well,” said one’ of the ex-Ag-
gies, “for my money old Bux-t Hull
was the greatest. He entered A
and M even befox-e he got his high
school credits, graduated with hon
ors in three years, pax-ticipated in
football, debating and other extra-
curx-icular-activities, built all of
Texas Company’s pipelines, then
tlie Big and Little Inch lines, and
finally the Tapline from the Pers
ian Gulf to Sidon, the biggest pipe
line ever built, before he died.
And the tx’uth is you had to
give Burt credit. He graduated in
1904 with a degree in civil engi-
neexdng. Others chimed in. Then
names started to roll off like some
one calling an Aggie muster.
THERE WAS J. W. Foley of
Texaco, Del Brockett of Gulf, Mil-
ton Beringer of British American,
Maggie McGee of Tennessee Pipe
line, J. H. Dunn of Shamrock Oil,
Les Potter of Lone Star Gas, Joe
Sewell of Delhi-Taylor, Wofford
Cain of Southern Union Gas, Jeff
Montgomery of Oklahoma Natural,
A. H. Waylane of Arkansas Fuel
Oil ; and “Doc” Doherty of Mound
Company, all presidents of their
Then someone mentioned vice
pi'esidents such as Arch Boucam
of Texaco, and R. E. McAdams
of Shell, who is in charge of world
wide exploration.
“You now, you talk about these
oil and gas men, and you haven’t
named half of the Aggie exes in
big jobs. Y’ou must remember men
in other fields,” said an oilman
who sometimes thinks of other
Then he started ticking off
names such as Felix McKnight,
who is president of the American
Society of .Newspapers Editors’;
E. H. Leavey, px’esident of Inter
national Telephone and Telegraph;
A. E. Davis, operations vice px’es-
ident for Sears; Carl Forrest,
past president of the National So
ciety of Professional Engineers;
and Earle Cabell, the major of
Dallas. He added bank and in
surance executives, writers, ed
ucators, builders, x’uilroaders and
utility tycoons and even artists.
“AND,” HE added with a wisp
of envy in his voice, “we mustn’t
forget old Doc. J. Y. Henderson.
He’s got the best job of all as chief
veterinarian of Ringling Brothers
and Barnum and Bailey Circus.
And you could see the pride that
marks the spirit of Aggieland as
someone else mentioned the Aggie
recipients of the nation’s highest
award, the Medal of Honor. There
were six they recalled, including
Tom Fowler, Bill Hari’ell, Lloyd
Hughes, George Keathley, Turney
Leonux'd, and Eli Whiteley. All
except Harrell and Whiteley were
killed in action. Whiteley is now
teaching agi’onomy at the college.
And the four-star generals in
cluding Otto Weyland, Jerome
Waters, Geoi’ge Beverley, and the
most distinguished of all, A. B.
Schreiver, who dix*e«ts the nation’s
entire intecontinental missile pro-
gi'am. Then there was Major Gen.
Alvin Luedecke, who' is general
manager of the Atomic Energy
Commission, all Aggies.
GETTING BACK to the sports
(as Aggies sometimes will) an
other thought of the gx-eat All-
American Aggies included Joel
Hunt, Joe Routt, Joe Boyd, John
Kimbrough, Marshall Robnett, Yale
Larry, Jack Little, Jack Pardee)
and John David Ci - ow. Aggie
Olympic stars, he said, included
Jack Mahan, Ax-t Harnden, Walter
Davis and Darrow Hooper.
“And old Wally Moon was the
most valuable player of the year
this year at Los Angeles for the
Dodgers,” he recalled pleasantly.
You could go back to oil and
name independents all day. Few
would outshine Mike Halbouty, the
most educated and degreed of all
Aggie oilmen, or Johnny Mitchell,
president of Jade Oil, or Alwyn
King, or Oscar Wyatt, or . . . well,
thex'e’s no limit.
THIS ALL got around to the
fact that Aggies wear big rings.
When freshman gx-ads go out look
ing for jobs and see the boss also
wearing a big Aggie ring, they
sometimes knock on the desk—
accidentally — to get attention.
This often results in jobs where
otherwise it would just result in
filling out an application. They
call it, quite appropi'iately, I'ing
“What’s wrong with men’s col
leges,” someone was asking. “Why
even Harvard, Yale, Princeton,
Noti’e Dame, the Army, Navy and
Air Foi'ce colleges, and a few
other plaaes where the concentx*a-
tion is on studies (except on the
week ends) turn out some pretty
good men, too. And sometimes
Noti’e Dame even has a little foot
ball team and coach trouble.”
Stand up and be proud, you good Aggies! Submit names, addresses
and shirt sizes of all prospective Aggies that you may know to LOU
and he will send each one an Aggie T-Shirt free of chaa'ge' . .
Keep the oil in the can. In your hair, use Vitalis with V-7®, the \
greaseless grooming discovery. Fights embarrassing dandruff, IN
prevents dryness-keeps your hair neat all day without grease,
On Campus
Max Shu
{Author of "l Was a Teen-age Dwarf"The Mbi)
Loves of Dobie Gillis”, etc.)
The school year draws rapidly to a close, and it’s been a fim
year, what with learning the twist, attending public evecutioM,
and walking oxir cheetahs—but are we ready for final exams!
Some of us, I fear, are not. Therefore, in these few remaining
columns, I propose to forego levity and instead offer a series
of cram courses so that we may all be prepared at exam time,
We will start with Modern European History. StrictJy de
fined, Modern European History’ covers the history of Europe
from January 1, 1962, to the present. However, in order to
provide employment for more teachers, the course has been
moved hack to the Age of Pericles, 6r the Renaissance, asitis
jocularly called.
The single most important fact to remember about Modem
European History is the emergence of Prussia. As we all know,
Prussia was originally called Russia. The “P” was purchased
from Persia in 1874 for $24 and Manhattan Island. This later
became known as Guy Fawkes Day.
Persia, without a “P” was, of course, called Ersia. This so
embarrassed the natives that they changed the name of the
country to Iran. This led to a rash of name changing. Mesopo
tamia became Iraq, Schleswig-Holstein became Saxc-Coburg,
Bosnin-Hcrzegovina became Cleveland. There was even talk in
stable old England about changing the name of the country,
but it was forgotten when the little princes escaped from the
Tower and set fire to Pitt, the Elder.
Meanwhile Johannes Gutenberg was quietly inventing the
printing press, for which we may all be grateful, believe you
me! Why grateful? I’ll tell you why grateful. Because without
Gutenberg’s invention, there would be no printing on cigarette
packs. You would not know when you bought cigarettes whether
you were getting good Marlhoros or some horrid imitation. You
could never be sure that you were buying a full-flavored smoke
with a pure white filter, a cigarette that lets you settle back
and get comfortable—in short, a Marlboro. It is a prospect to
chill the bones and turn the blood to sorghum—so if you are
ever in Frank-furt am Main, drop in and say thanks to Mr.
Gutenberg. He is elderly—408 years old last birthday—but
still quite active in his laboratory. In fact, only last Tuesday he
invented the German short-haired pointer.
But I digress. Back to Modern European History. Let us
turn now to that ever popular favorite, France.
France, as we all know, is divided into several departments,
imcnled UeGermtz juukr
There is the Police Department, the Fire Department, the
Gas and Water Department, and the Bureau of Weights and
Measures. There is also Madame Pompadour, but that need
not concern us because it is a dirty story and is only taught to
graduate students.
Finally, let us take up Italy—the newest European nation.
Italy did not become a unified state until 1848 when Garibaldi,
Cavour, and Victor Emmanuel threw three coins in the Trevi
Fountain. This lovely gesture so enchanted all of Europe that
William of Orange married Mary Stuart and caused a potato
famine in Ireland. This, in turn, resulted in Pitt, the Younger.
All of this may seem a bit complicated, but be of good cheer.
Everything was happily resolved at the Congress of Vienna
where Metternich traded Parma to Talleyrand for Mad Ludwig
of Bavaria. Then everybody waltzed till dawn and then, tired
but content, they started the Thirty Years’ War. © 1962 Max simiman
Today you can buy Marlboros all over Europe, but you might
have to pay a premium. In all 50 of these United States,
however, you get that fine Marlboro flavor, that excellent
Marlboro filter, in flip-top box or soft pack at regulation
popular prices.
By Charles M. Sclmli
|‘LL BET THE (?I\/ER l£ RI5IN6.