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College Station, Texas Friday, May, 4, 19G2
‘Path - Making' Apathy
Needs Fresh Approach
The signs now says, “Don’t Be A Path-Maker,” but what
really is the difference?
For over three weeks various pleas have been made to
students to refrain from walking on grass and paths on cam
pus, with little results.
The average student seems to take the efforts as a
personal insult, with the end-result not decreased, but in
creased, walking on grass.
The Battalion feels the principle is a good one, and a
definite need. But are such efforts necessary on a campus
composed of young men, many of whom are qualified voters
in Saturday’s election primaries?
A Student Senator said Thursday night that the new
signs, which replace “Keep Off the Grass” signs, are “more
mature than the original ones.”
It seems to us that the new placards will be viewed in
the same light, with their destruction the end result. Even
though the small signs were in place at dusk Thursday,
chances are they have been removed by now.
A&M has always been known for its beautiful campus,
and The Battalion hopes it always will be. As a result to the
current problem, and anyone can readily see that there is a
problem, we feel a new approach should be attempted.
As long as authoritarian notices are posed on campus,
students will take added delight In exercising their class
privileges to walk on the grass.
A new approach, appealing to a student’s sense of pride
and loyalty, may not produce the needed results, but we feel
it would be more effective than the current attempts.
It is very interesting to note
that the student body will be giv
en a chance to express an opin
ion on three issues that are per
tinent to the future of A&M.
The results of the opinion poll,
I believe, would be much more
beneficial if the following ques
tion could be included: Should
A&M be integrated in the near
A&M Church of Christ
Sunday—Radio sermon, WTAW,
8 a.m.; Bible classes,'9:45 a.m.;
morning worship, “What Hap
pened Next,” 10:45 a.m.; young
people’s classes, 6:15 p.m.; Ag
gie class, 6:30 p.m.; and evening
worship, “Practical Holiness,”
Wednesda y—Ladies’ Bible
class, 9:30 a.m., and mid-week
service, 7:15 p.m.
A&M Presbyterian Church
Sunday—Aggie welcome cof
fee, 9:30 a.m.; Church school,
9:45 a.m.; morning worship, “A
Spiritual Sun,” 11 d.m.; leagues,
5 p.m.; and Board of Deacons
meeting, 6:30 p.m.
The reaction could be very sur
Robert Wakefield, ’62
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Primary Absentee Voting
Shows Interest, Apathy
Wednesday’s announcement of
next week’s informal student
opinion poll has probably pro
voked more student thought and
interest than any issue on cam
pus in recent years.
In the light of this interest.
The Battalion next week will
publish “pro and con” articles
on all three proposals to be pre
sented in next Wednesday’s vot
The articles will be written by
different students, faculty and
staff members, and are designed
for only one purpose;—to hon
estly acquaint voters with the
issues in question.
The Battalion will make no ef
fort whatsoever to attempt to
persuade voters as to how to vote.
In a group of issues this impor
tant, we believe our opinion
couldn’t make that much differ
ence. The decision is with each
student and his honest beliefs
and convictions, nothing else.
In next Tuesday’s edition of
The Battalion, pro and con views
will be presented on the compuls
ory Corps of Cadets question.
The following day, articles will
be published on the coed and
We will also make every effort
to publish as many letters as
possible concerning the election
questions. Naturally space lim
itations will prevent publishing
all letters, but all efforts will
be made to publish as many as
The actual election will be held
from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednes
day in the breeze-way adjacent to
the bowling* lanes in the Memo
rial Student Center.
An administration request trig
gered the poll, which is expected
to carry heavy weight in the
findings of the Century Study,
now in progress.
By The Associated Press
Absentee ballots throughout
Texas Thursday spelled out* a
curious mixture of keen interest
and apathy in Saturday’s pri
At least three counties report
ed record number of absentee
votes cast and half a dozen
others reported increases in the
number of absentee ballots over
previous years. From some there
were predictions of a record vote
But a spot check of other coun
ties showed absentee votes fall
ing short of the number cast in
1960 and in 1958.
Harris County Clerk R. E. Tur-
rentine in the populous Houston
ai*ea predicted the largest pri
mary turnout in history. Absen
tee voting, which ended Tuesday
night, totaled 3,364 Democrats
and 507 Republicans and Turx*en-
tine predicted a turnout Satur
day of 180,000 to 200,000 Demo
crats and 12,500 to 18,000 Repub
licans. In 1960 in Harris County
a record 165,000 votes were cast
with absentee ballots totaling
only 2,758 and no Republican pri
In Travis County, absentee vot
ing hit a record of 2,726 includ
ing 172 Republicans with mail
ballots still arriving. The old
max*k was 1,473.
Hidalgo and Gregg counties al
so set new voting records.
Among the other counties
showing gains were Tarrant, Ti
tus and Hutchinson.
Recording losses from previous
absentee balloting were Midland
Dallas, Webb, Cameron and
Wichita counties. Other coun
ties reported their totals about
the same as in previous years.
Here is how the vote ran in
Wichita (Wichita Falls)—To
tal vote 514 with 112 ballots still
out and 14,000 votes expected.
The 1960 primary election had
525 absentee voters and a total
vote of 21,049.
Webb (Laredo) — Very low
turnout. Seventy-four Democrats
and seven Republicans voted with
seven still out in the mail against
a normal absentee ballot total of
more than 200.
Bexar (San Antonio)—A total
of 2,143 Democrats and 306 Re
Dallas (Dallas) — Total of
1,406 Democrats and 338 Repub-
icans, against 2,376 cast in 1958
by Democrats and 337 by Repub
Tarrant (Fort Worth)—1,154
total including 152 Republicans
against 1,050 in 1960.
Taylor (Abilene)—Total of 518
cast including 61 GOP, with 97
Midland (Midland)—A total of
938 including 188 Republican
with a last-day rush totaling 469
the last day. Total of 980, all
Democratic votes, cast in 1960.
W. D. (Davis) Burley
Attended Texas A&M
College three years.
U. S. Armed Forces, four
year (World War II)
Veterans Service Officer,
Brazos County ten years.
Chief Deputy, office of
County Tax Assessor-
Collector, three years.
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“Cure for job boredom:
I made my favorite
pastime my career!"
Richard Bertram, President
Bertram Yacht Co., Division of Nautec Corp.
“When you stop to think what percent of our total waking
hours is spent bread-winning, you realize how tragic it is
for any man to work at an occupation he doesn’t enjoy.
Besides frittering away life, it reduces chances of success
to just about zero. I know . . . because it almost happened
After college, I did what I thought was expected of me
and joined a solid, Manhattan-based insurance firm. I
soon found office routine wasn’t for me. I lived only for
lunch hour when I could walk to the Battery and mentally
sail with the ships that stood out in the Narrows . . . and
for the summer weekends when I could go sailing. Fortu
nately, the company I worked for is one of the leading
insurers of yachts and after two years I was transferred
to their Yacht Underwriting Department. Enjoyment and
interest in my work improved immediately 100%.
After World War II, I started my own yacht brokerage
firm and yacht insurance agency in Miami, combining my
marine insurance background with an even closer rela
tionship with boats.
My only problem ever since has been a feeling of guilt
that my work was too easy. I love boats and boating
people. That affection has paid me rewards way beyond
the financial security it has also provided.
The moral’s obvious. You have an odds-bn chance for
success and happiness working at what you enjoy most —
what comes naturally! And if it’s not just frivolous, your
life’s work could well be what you now consider just a
pastime. It’s certainly worth thinking about, anyway!”
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Richard Bertram, while still in his early
thirties, became one of the country’s
leading yacht brokers. Today be heads
up eight companies covering j^acht manu
facturing, insurance, repair, storage, fi
nance and brokerage. A resident of
Coconut Grove, Florida, Dick became a
Camel fan while still in college.
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