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The Battalion
Volume 60
Number 105
Nix, Richardson, To Lead Corps
Recess To
Spring recess, eagerly anticipat-
8 picture Bd since the first part of February
is folltt! when the spring semester began,
followi ■t' al 't ;s Wednesday as students exit
., . Hhe campus and trek homeward to
parts of the state, nation and
SHH Classes will officially be dis-
Haissed at 6 p.m. Wednesday, with
Bie first classes after the recess
Beginning next Tuesday at 8 p.m.
An unusual feature of this
BB^Bpring’s recess is that Muster, to
observed Saturday, will fail
^■#Buring the break. The annual cam-
Bus observance, always the larg-
Bst in the world, will still he held
^ B- but only for student remaining
Bn campus and members of the
I Brazos County A&M Club.
■ Other students have been urged
jr T-BusB 0 attend one of the more than
it is l.,_
' ^Ttamada Inn
o Be Built
'n Highway 6
Joe Ferreri, owner of the Tri-
ngle Restaurant, announced Sat-
rday that he has secured land for
l new 120-unit Ramada Inn to be
Built on five and a half acres of
land at the corner of Sulphur
Springs Road and Highway 6.
The new center will include a
I entitidBonvention hall with a seating
ce in Id Capacity of 600, a Ramada Inn
Pancake House, various other din-
ng halls, a swimming poo 1 , a
series of meeting rooms and a
playground for children. Also in
cluded in the plans is a nursery
and a kennel for dogs.
Ferreri made it a point to ex
press that this inn is primarily to
[ be of aid to the students and their
guests, and to the college.
The addition of the center to
the area can be expected to draw
conventions to the community that
will mean added revenue for other
businesses, the restauranter said.
The center will be located on the
land now encircling the present
Gulf service station. Ferreri said
plans are now being drawn up and
bids will be let soon.
Ferreri will continue to operate
the Triangle Restaurant, he said.
our !« y
Election Results
To Re Announced
Tuesday Night
Even though The Battalion will
not publish an edition Wednesday,
results of Tuesday’s general elec
tion run-offs will be posted on
The Battalion office door Tues
day night by 8 p.m.
The next edition of The Battal
ion will be published next Thurs
day, April 26, at which time the
results will be printed.
Vying in the run-offs are:
Charles Lee Nichols and Gary
L. Balser, senior vice president;
James Bryant Scott and Charles
E. Frith, senior secretary-trea-.
surer; Arthur Reginald Richard
son and Harry L. Zimmerman,
senior social secretary; Matthew
B. Bader and J. L. Penrod, senior
James A. Noake and Silas Ed
win Duncan, junior vice president;
Charles Graham and Gordon E.
Davis, junior secretary-treasurer;
Winton Boyd Zimmerman and Lou
is W. Zaeske, junior social secre
tary; Mike C. Dodge, Franklin D.
Summers and Jerry Partridge, jun
ior yell leader.
Mike J. Fourticq and William
K. Altman, soph president; James
Love and Garry L. Tisdale, soph
vice president; William E. Bam-
mel and Ernest Holloway, soph
social secretary; and Sidney P.
Brown and James M. Burns, soph
500 observances to be held Satur
day, most of them in Texas. Thir
ty-two other states have at least
one Muster planned, while 15 for
eign countries will also mark the
occasion with Muster observances.
Texas Musters listed in the Of
fice of Former Students as of Mar.
12 are planned by the following
Abilene, Amarillo, Anderson
County, Atascosa County, Austin
County, Bandera County, Bastrop
County, Beaumont Big Lake, Big
Spring, Boerne, Brazos County,
Brush Country, Caldwell County,
Calhoun County, Canyon, Capitol
City, Coastal, Coastal Bend, Col
lin County, Colorado County,
Cooke County, Corpus Christ!,
Culberson County, Denton Coun
ty, De Witt County, Ellis County,
El Paso, Falls County, Fort Hood-
Killeen, Freestone County, Frio
County, Garland, Gillespie County,
Gonzales County, Guadalupe
County, Guajillo, Hereford HJSKK
Counties, Houston, Houston-Croc-
kett Counties, Hunt County, Hunts
ville, Johnson County,
Karnes County, Kerrville, La
Grange, Liberty County, Milam
County, Mitchell-Scurry Counties,
Montgomery County, Mt. Pleasant,
Nacogdoches, Navarro County,
North Dallas, Northeast Panhan
dle, Northwest Texas, Odessa, Or
ange, Panola County, Plainview,
Port Arthur, Red River County,
Rio Grande Valley, Runnells Coun
ty, Schulenburg, Shackford County,
Snyder, Sutton County, Triple ‘M’,
Tyler, Upper Brazos, Upshur Coun
ty, Victoria Cotmty,
Waco-McLennan County, Wash
ington County, West Texas, Wil
liamson County, Winter Garden and
Other states planning one or
more musters, according to the
former students’ office, are:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Ar
kansas, California, Colorado, Con
necticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii,
Illinois, Indiana Kansas, Kentucky,
Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts,
Mississippi, Missouri, Montana.
(See MUSTER On Page 4)
. . . deputy corps commander
. . . corps commander
College To Receive AFB
In April 30 Ceremonies
Bryan Air Force Base, deacti
vated since 1958, will be formally
conveyed to A&M April 30 by the
U. S. Depai'tment of Health, Edu
cation and Welfare.
President Earl Rudder said Tues
day the public is invited to the
brief ceremony, which is at 3 p.m.
at the main entrance to the base.
The event will be attended by
Health, Education and Welfare of
ficials, local civic leaders and A&M
Rudder said HEF is transferring
the 1,991-acre base and about 112
buildings to the college for educa
tional and research purposes ac
cording to provisions of the Fed
eral Property and Administration
Services Act.
The property is valued in excess
of half a million dollars, exclusive
of buildings which were disposed
as surplus in an auction in Febru
ary. Original cost to the U. S.
government was about $10.6 mil
Rudder said the transfer activi
ties on April 30 will also include
Wire Wrap-Up
By The Associated Press
World News
LONDON—A Laborite legislator petition in parliament
Monday protesting planned American nuclear tests in the
Pacific. The signatories included Earl Bertrand Russell,
Britain’s most prominent anti-bomb campaigner.
The petition, presented by Fenner Brockway, said forth
coming tests at Christmas Island would constitute criminal
acts against humanity ranking with the recent Soviet test
★ ★
TOKYO—Red China publicly acknowledged Monday it
has suffered another year of great economic difficulties and
announced a program to deal with its woes.
Pyemier Chou En-lai, in a report to the National People’s
Congress which has just concluded a long and highly secret
session, declared Communist China has suffered serious
natural calamities for three consecutive years and has run
into formidable difficulties in the national economy.
★ ★ ★
ORAN, Algeria—Police smashed a Secret Army Organi
zation OAS attempt to seize an armory in a suburb Monday,
then ranged through the streets blazing away at terrorist
positions with heavy weapons.
Police also struck hard at terrorists in downtown Oran,
a secret army stronghold, arresting 25 persons and seizing
stolen military transport and arms.
U. S. News
NEW YORK—A federal grand jury went ahead with its
antitrust investigation of the steel industry Monday, despite
action by leading steel companies rescinding a $6-a-ton steel
price increase.
At the same time, subpoenas were received here from
Washington by U . S. Marshal Thomas J. Lunney summoning
officials of three steel companies before a Senate antimonop
oly subcommittee.
WASHINGTON—The Navy and Air Force announced
Monday that nearly 20,000 officers and men whose service
was extended during the Berlin crisis will be released from
active duty before July 1.
The order covers about 12,300 airmen and 700 Air Force
and Air Reserve officers as well as 5,500 enlisted men and
about 1,400 officers of the Navy and the Naval Reserve.
Texas News
(ULMER, Tex.—Officers continued their hunt Monday
for the killer of Mrs. Minnie Green, 64, whose body was found
Sunday dragged across a road near her home.
Authorities and some citizen helpers concentrated on
finding a Negro who had been picked up for questioning.
a 12:30 p.m. invitational luncheon
at the Triangle Restaurant and a
2 p.m! tour of the base.
A&M made official application
early last fall to acquire the site,
and Rudder confirmed on Jan. 9
that the school would receive the
“These properties will be used
by the college in providing educa
tional and research programs to
meet the educational needs of Texas
for which adequate facilities are
not otherwise available,” Rudder
said. “We will not confine research
activities to just one type. The
base will be available to any de-
Hannigan Issues
Plea For Safety
A plea for safe driving on the
part of „all students who will be
traveling during the spring re
cess period was made today by
Dean of Students James P. Han-
He said that six students thus
far have been killed in traffic
accidents this school year.
Students begin the spring re
cess officially at 5 p.m. Wednes
day and return to the classrooms
and laboratories at 8 a.m. next
partment of the college for its own
particular research projects.”
A&M is already utilizing por
tions of the base in its research
programs. The Engineering Ex
periment Station, with approval
from the U. S. Corps of Engineers,
is using runways to conduct traffic
design and control studies.
Top Frosh, Soph
In Agriculture
Chosen Monday
The outstanding freshman and
sophomore in the School of Agri
culture were selected at a meeting
of Alpha Zeta Monday night in
Room 114 of the Herman Keep
Building, according to Chancellor
Dick Runge.
Announcement of the selections
will be made at the club’s annual
banquet April 30.
Election of next year’s officers
will also be held at the meeting.
In addition to selecting five offi
cers, the group will name a dele
gate to attend the 1962 Biennium
Conclave in Washington, D. C.,
Sept. 10-13.
Two alternate delegates will also
be selected, Runge announced.
Prison Director
Slates Talk Here
The newly appointed Director of
the Texas Department of Correc
tions, Dr. George J. Beto, will
lecture here Apz’il 24 on “The Texas
Prison System Rehabilitation Pro
gram.” The public is invited to
attend the lecture scheduled at
7:30 p.m. in Room 231 of the
Chemistry Building.
. , . speaks here next week
Beto’s appearance is being spon
sored by the Graduate School and
the Graduate Education Club.
Beto assumed the directorship of
the Department of Corrections this
past March 1. He served on the
Board of Corrections from 1953-
1959 while an Austin resident and
became active in penal progresr
He was the board delegate to
American Correctional Association
meetings and to regional associa
tion conventions.
He has made extensive studies of
the larger penal systems, including
those of Europe. In 1958 he was
voted the Texas Foundation Herit
age Award as Man of the Year for
his contributions to the Texas De
partment of Corrections educa
tional program.
After attending public schools in
Illinois, he enrolled at Valparaiso
University in Indiana, receiving the
B.A. degree in 1949. After two
years at • Concordia Seminary in
.St. Louis, he was oiMained and
moved to Austin to teach history
in Austin Concordia College. Later
he became president of that insti
tution. ■ While in Austin he com
pleted the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees
in educational administration at
the University of Texas.
Beto became president of the
Lutheran Seminary in Springfield,
Illinois, in 1959. He continued his
interest in penal progress, serving
as a member of the Illinois Board
of Pardons and Paroles.
More Promotions'
To Come In May
Battalion Editor
William Dale Nix Jr., a junior English major from
Canadian, has been tentatively named commander of the
A&M Corps of Cadets for the 1962-63 school year. Arthur
R. Richardson, junior accounting- major from Beaumont, has
been tentatively named deputy corps commander.
Appointment of Nix and Richardson to the two top posts
in the Cadet Corps was made with the approval of President
Earl Rudder and Dean of Students James P. Hannigfan, and
was announced by Commandant of Cadets Joe E Davis Tues
In making the announcement, Davis said the choice was
made “from a number of outstanding- nominations.” He
added that “it was a hard
decision to make.”
Davis said tentative wing
and brigade commanders
would be named, along with
either command positions, some
time in May.
“Nix and Richardson were chos
en for their academic standing,
their proven leadership ability and
their, military proficiency,” Davis
Present Corps Commander James
W. Cardwell added the selection
was “culminated by an extensive
series of interviews” by the corps
commander and his staff, the pro
fessors of air and military sci
ences and their staffs, Davis and
his staff, Hannigan and Rudder.”
Nix and Richardson, along with
other commanders throughout the
corps, will assume their duties at
Final Reivew May 26. Their ap
pointments will not become final,
however, until next September, fol
lowing the successful completion
of academic work this semester
and military summer camp re
quirements, according to Davis.
Until Final Review, they will
work with present commanders and
prepare for next year, Cardwell
Of their duties, Davis said: “The
corps commander and his deputy
are responsible to the command
ant for the internal administration
of the Corps of Cadets.”
“Bill” Nix is presently corps
scholastic sergeant, and is in the
Army ROTC program.
In high school, he played foot
ball, basketball and tennis. He was
president of his senior class and
was third ranking student in his
graduating class.
Following his graduation in June
(See CORPS On Page 3)
Time Magazine
Executive Sets
April 26 Talk
John Scott, special assistant to
the publisher of Time Magazine,
will speak in the Memorial Student
Center Ballroom at 8 p.m. Thurs
day, April 26.
Scott, who will be presented
jointly by the Great Issues Com
mittee and the Department of
Journalism, has as his topic “The
Communist Economic Offensive.”
Each summer for the past 10
years the foreign correspondent,
author and lecturer has made fact
finding trips to areas of the world
which Time feels will be of major
importance in the news.
In his search for news, Scott
has traveled to Germany, Austria,
Greece, Turkey, Italy, Morocco,
France and England. He has made
more extended trips to Europe,
Latin America, Asia and the
Middle East, Africa and the Soviet
Scott was born in Philadelphia,
Pa., and has attended schools in
the United States and Switzerland.
He graduated from George
School, Pa., and the attended the
University of Wisconsin for two
years. After several months of
study in Schenectady, N. Y., he
worked in Russian industrial plants
for five years.
Since 1942 Scott has written five
hooks: “Behind the Urals,” “Duel
for Europe,” “Europe in Revolu
tion,” “Political Warfare,” and
“Democracy Is Not Enough.”
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Pinky Opens Soccer Tourney
Official Greeter (Pinky) Downs officially opens the third
annual Intercollegiate Soccer Tournament Saturday with
a hefty boot from mid-field. (Photo by Bill Semmelrogge