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The Battalion
Volume 60
Number 118
Wayne To Donate
Painting To A&M
Battalion Staff Writer
John Wayne, Hollywood actor,
producer and star of “The Alamo,”
consented this week to donate an
original oil painting used in the
filming of the motion picture to
A&M’s Cushing Memorial Library.
The painting, an oil by Russell
R. Roberts of Pacific Titles and
l ert Granted To 75
HS Graduates
Seventy-five high school gradu
ates have been named winners of
four-year Opportunity Award
Scholarships here, it was an
nounced Wednesday by Dr. Wil
liam J. Graff, dean of instruction.
Graff is also chairman of the
[Faculty Ccmnmittee on Scholar
I An additional 10 students have
been listed to receive special schol
Winners of the Opportunity
Awards were chosen by the Facul
ty Committee on Scholarships fol
lowing statewide competitive ex
aminations given to more than
500 candidates March 31 and
April 7.
Opportunity Awards are valued
at from $1,000 to $1,200, recipients
receiving $250 to $300 a year for
four part-time employ
ment provided by the college.
Winners are chosen after consid
eration of each candidate’s scho
lastic record, character, evidence
of leadership in high school and
financial circumstances.
The plan was started 10 years
ago and is supported by the As
sociation of Former Students,
clubs, business corporations, foun
dations and individuals.
Since its beginning in 1946, the
plan has helped more than 1,500
capable high school graduates en
roll in college. Ninety per cent
have either graduated or are still
going to school on Opportunity
Arts Studio, is presently on ex
hibit in an art show in northern
Noticing that there were no
paintings of Texas in Cushing Li
brary and being interested in its
history and in the part played by
the battle of the Alamo, Frederick
(Rick) Graham of Squadron 14
wrote to Wayne asking the where
abouts of the paintings used in the
Wayne’s secretary answered that
the original paintings were owned
by Wayne and that he was in Van
couver at present.
Graham then sent a letter di
rectly to Wayne saying that the
squadron would purchase a paint
ing that he had selected from the
group if it was for sale.
Wayne replied directly, “It is
not for sale; however, it would
give me a great deal of pleasure
to donate the painting to the A&M
library in the name of Squadron
14, Class of ’03.”
Wayne said that the painting
should be returned from the ex
hibit sometime this week at which
time “I will forward the painting
to the president of the college in
the name of Squadron 14.”
A prominent place is being set
aside in the library to receive the
painting, according to Graham.
President Earl Rudder is pres
ently sending Wayne a letter of
gratitude from the college. Gra
ham is also sending another letter
of thanks from the squadron along
with a request that Wayne present
the painting in person.
A phone call to Wayne, thanking
; him in the name of the squadron,
is also being planned, Graham said.
Indian Paper Now
In Cushing Library
The A&M Indian Students’ As
sociation, in cooperation with
Cushing Memorial Library, has
placed the “Hindu Weekly Re
view” in the library. The paper
is published in Madras, India.
Debabrata Ghosh, president of
the association, said the purpose
of the move was to service the
news needs of Indian students.
Wire Review
By The Associated Press
BANGKOK—A U. S. Navy ship
with hundreds of American Marines
aboard pulled into Bangkok harbor
at 6:50 a.m. Thursday.
Marines clad in battle green
stood at the railing of the ship
looking over the dock area where
a group of U. S. and Thai officials
awaited them.
The Leathernecks were the first
contingent of a force of 1,800
Marines sent here to bolster Thai
land’s defenses against the Com
munist threat posed by rebel
forces in neighboring Laos.
HONG KONG—Western in
telligence experts pondered
Wednesday the mystery of Red
China’s reversed refugee policy.
The best estimates were that
Peiping sees big benefits in let
ting its unhappy masses batter
in vain against the doors of
Until recent weeks Com
munist border guards used guns
to stop refugees from reaching
this British colony on Communist
China’s doorstep.
But now they are advising the
thousands to try to reach Hong
Kong every night just where and
how to make the attempt.
The result has been a mount
ing flow of desperate refugees
toward the haven of Hong Kong.
★ ★ A
MEXICO CITY—Mexican sol
diers arrived at the scene of the
crash of a United States Air Force
plane from Harlingen, Tex., and
found all nine crewmen dead, a
defense ministry spokesman said
Wednesday night.
The wreckage was spotted in
the vicinity of Jalpan, about 150
miles northwest of Mexico City.
The plans—a “flying class
room”—left the base about 2 p.m.
Monday on a search mission for
a Cessna 182, also reported lost
in the same general area.
The military plane had nine
hours of fuel when it left the base.
★ ★ ★
investigations subcommittee will
meet Thursday to order offi
cially the start of public hear
ings in the Billie Sol Estes case.
Chairman John L. McClellan,
D.-Ark., announced he was call
ing the meeting to obtain ap
proval for the action which sub
committee members have said
will be granted without doubt.
They expect first hearings will
get under way in the politically
explosive probe late this month.
McClellan said staff investiga
tors will give the senators a de
tailed progress report on their
investigation of alleged influ
ence dealings between govern
ment officials and Estes, million
aire Texan now awaiting trial
on fraud charges.
★ ★ ★
AUSTIN—The Texas Railroad
Commission told 60 East Texas oil
field operators Wednesday their
pipeline connections will be severed
unless they agree to inclinations
surveys by Monday.
The commission issued an order
Wednesday telling the operators
that they can avoid pipeline sev
erance by returning a copy of an
agreement to the commission dis
trict office by May 21.
The action followed a brief hear
ing Tuesday at which only one
witness appeared to testify before
the commission.
Copy Of Painting To Be Donated
This is a copy uf a painting- of the Alamo to be donated to
the college by actor John Wayne. Holding the print are
(left to right) Harvey Schwertner, Larry Wallace, Rick
Graham and Robert Retting. The painting Wayne is giving
is an original oil used in the filming of the picture “The
Alamo.” (Photo by Johnny Herrin)
Educator Speaks At
Architect’s Banquet
Presentation of awards and an
address by the head of the Uni
versity of Minnesota School of
Architecture highlighted the an
nual Division of Architecture
awards banquet Wednesday night.
The dinner was held in the Me
morial Student Center and fea
tured a talk by Ralph Rapson,
a winner of 10 national architec
tural awards in addition to his
scholastic post.
Winners of awards were:
Edward Scott Werth, outstand
ing freshman; Keith Simmons,
outstanding sopohmore; and Ray
mond Gomez, outstanding junior.
Tile’Council of America Award:
1st, Keith Simmons; 2nd, Edward
Hunt; 3rd, Thomas Batey.
J. Rodney Tabor Award: tie be-
Local Students
Hold Concert
Tonight At 8
Students from three College
Station schools will be presented
in spring concert Thursday in the
A&M Consolidated High School
auditorium at 8 p.m.
Representative of the vocal
phase of Consolidated’s music pro
gram, there will be 5th and 6th
grade groups from both Consoli
dated Elementary and College Hills
Elementary directed by Gertrude
Luther, as well as choirs from the
high school under the direction, of
Frank Coulter.
The mixed chorus, a first-year
choir, will sing. The sweepstakes
winning girls’ chorus will also per
form. Soloists and quartettes as
well as some instrumental ensem
bles will be featured. Student di
rectors Dan Bates and Thomas Ed
wards Will be presented. The con
cert choir will offer a variety of
selections. Both high school groups
will combine for a finale.
tween Fredrick Wallis and Thomas
Texas Concrete and Masonry
Award: Donald McMasters.
Featherlite Competition Award:
1st, Henry C. Ortega; 2nd, Wil
liam Leftwieh; 3rd Ottie L. Lu
M. N. Davidson Fellowships:
Harold L. Adams and Kenneth A.
K. Frank Robinson Memorial
Award: Lawrence W. Christian.
American Society Testing Ma
terials Award: Don Jones and
Danny Murdoch.
Langford Awards: Danny Mur
doch and Steve Vaught.
Alpha Ro Chi Medal: Harold
American Institute of Architects
Award Runner-up: Robert H.
AIA Medal: James J. Amis.
AIA Scholarships: James Fadel,
Thomas A. Hooker, Donald Mc
Masters and David Lee Voelter.
Awards were presented on the
basis of ideas on design, construc
tion and overall excellence on ar
chitectural problems and projects.
Gouglcf Appointed
Acting Director 01
Information Group
Doyle Gougler of the college in
formation office has been ap
pointed acting director of College
Information and Publications, ac
cording to an announcement by
President Earl Rudder.
Gougler fills the vacancy cre
ated by the death May 2 of Leroy
A. (Lee) Duewall.
A former farm editor for The
Houston Post, Gougler joined the
A&M news bureau in October 1959.
He holds a B.S. degree from A&M
and an M.S. from the University
of Houston.
Summer Dorm
Is Announced
The Housing Office has an
nounced the dormitories which will
be used for student housing during
the summer terms.
Hart Hall (Ramps A-E), Pur-
year, Mitchell, Milner, and Walton
Halls will be used, according to
housing manager Harry Boyer.
Students living in the dormitor
ies to be used may reserve the
room they occupy from 8 a.m.
next Monday until .5 p.m. Thurs
day. Students' who want a room
other than the one they now oc
cupy, including students changing
dormitories, should also reserve
them at the same time.
All other students may register
for rooms on a first-come, first-
served basis from 8 a.m. Friday,
May 25, until noon Saturday, June
Students now living in the dorms
to be used this* summer will have
priority on rooms for the fall se
mester, provided they sign with
the housemaster on his fall roster
by June 2 and send room reserva
tion with $20 deposit by July 31.
Summer students will not neces
sarily be able to retain their sum
mer rooms for the fall semester.
All students, including those
living in college apartments, who
will not live in dorms must secure
Day Student Permits from the
Housing Office before paying fees.
Hiiig Dance, Banquet
Ends ’62 Social Slate
T Majors To
He Interns On
News Media
Eight journalism students have
been accepted for summer intern
work on Texas newspapers, Del
bert McGuire, head of the Depart
ment of Journalism, announced
yesterday. •
McGuire said that five Texas
Daily News Association TDNA,
one Texas Press Association TP A
and two internships by individual
arrangement have been assigned.
The TDNA interns are Dan
Louis, news, Sherman Democrat;
Robert Mitchell, news, Tyler
Courier-Telegraph and Times;
Ronnie Treat, advertising, Austin
American - Statesman; Charles
Teague, advertising, Port Arthur
News; and Johnny Herrin, adver
tising, Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
David Jones will work for the
Alice News in general news cov
erage as a TPA intern.
By individual arrangement,
Charles Mauldin will intern at
Radio Station KORA in Bryan and
Ronnie Bookman will be with The
Houston Press, McGuire said.
Ex-Gen. Salan
Issues Charge
Of Murder Try
PARIS (-5*)—Ex-Gen. Raoul Sa
lan charged Wednesday that Gen.
Charles de Gaulle’s followers once
tried to murder him with a ba
zooka and now are trying to de
stroy him under cover of law.
Salan, supreme military com
mander in Algeria before he
turned against the government to
head the Secret Army Organiza
tion fight to keep Algeria French,
made the accusation at the sec
ond day of his treason trial.
For 40 minutes the man who
once was France’s most decorated
soldier read out his 24-page state
ment in a drab, unemotional voice.
Then he announced he would make
no other comment for the rest
of the trial.
In his statement he described a
bazooka attack on his Algiers of
fice in 1957 as “linked to an im
portant plot, the success of which
demanded my assassination.”
“Its instigators,” he declared,
“are those who today are asking
capital punishment for me. They
want to obtain through a judg
ment what they could not accomp
lish by a bazooka.”
An aide of Salan’s was killed in
the attack. The general was out
of the office when it occurred.
Billy May Band Slated For Dance;
Ring Picture Tickets Now On Sale
Year’s highlight for the Class of 1962 will be celebrated
Saturday night with the Senior Ring Dance and Senior Ban
quet. The dinner will be at 6 p. m. in Duncan Dining Hall and
the dance will follow at 8 in Sbisa Dining Hall.
The Billy May Band will play at the traditional dance.
The banquet speaker will be announced Friday, according to
class president John Waddell.
Cadets should wear Class “A” uniforms and civilians
should wear dark suits or tuxedos to the formal affairs, Wad
dell said.
The ring dance, is held to celebrate the turning of a
senior’s ring, changing him from undergraduate to graduate
status. +
The custom is relatively
new at A&M, with the first
such dance held about 20
years ago.
Lead vocalist with the May
band is Frankie Lester. Lester, a
veteran of radio, television and
records, has sung with such bands
as the Ted Lewis group, the Tom
my Dorsey hand and the Plal Mc
Intyre band.
One of his most popular songs
was “Re^Enlistment Blues.”
May, recognized as top-notch
talent since he first joined some
friends in impromptu jam sessions,
has been a network arranger and
musician for shows including those
of Red Skelton and Bob Crosby.
In addition, he was musical di
rector on the “Ozzie and Harriet
Show,” and an arranger and trum-
peteer for the Glen Miller band.
The band as it will perform in
Sbisa will include three trumpets,
three trombones, five saxes, bass,
piano and drums in addition to
the leader.
Pictures will be $2.75 for two
prints, and extra prints are avail
able for 75 cents each. Students
must buy tickets to get pictures
taken, and the prints will be avail
able by May 24 at the cashier’s
window in the MSG.
‘A&M Today’ To
Present Film Of
Nuclear Center
A filmed visit to the Nuclear
Science Center will be among’ the
highlights of the “Texas A&M To
day”- television program scheduled
at 6 p.m. Sunday over Station
KBTX-TV (Bryan, Channel 3).
This will be the second of two
special programs prepared by the
College’s Department of College
Information and Publications in
cooperation with the station).
Capt. Bennett M. Dodson of the
Texas Maritime Academy will tell
briefly of that new organization’s
plans, and there will be music by
an instrumental trio. Three mem
bers of the Aggieland Combo will
form the trio. They are Dr. Rich
ard Baldauf, Tom Prisk and Roy
Dean of Engineering Fred J.
Benson and Floy W. Smith, reac
tor operations chief, will be the
guests on the show for the Nu
clear Science Center portion.
New Outdoor Pool
Closed For While
The new outdoor swimming
pool has been temporarily closed
until further notice, Carl Tishler,
head of the Department of
Health and Physical Education,
announced Wednesday.
Tishler said several hard
ships have caused the temporary
closing, mainly hindrances from
work being conducted on the
landscape around the pool.
He added that a new opening
date would probably be an
nounced next week.
Still Probing
SWC Fixing
WACO hT)—The Texas House
Investigating Committee opened,
its second secret hearing Thurs
day in its investigation of alleged
fixing of Southwest Conference
basketball games.
Chairman Charles Ballman said
in Borger ast least 12 persons were
subpoenaed for the 2-day hearing.
He also said members of the De
partment of Public Safety will
After its first hearing March
29, the committee ordered the de
partment to launch a full-scale
investigation of allegations that
referees had shaved points) in
Southwest Conference basketball
Ballman said after the March
hearing that the committee felt
the information presented “war
ranted a continuation of the in
vestigation because of the serious
nature of the allegations.”
Conference officials and coaches
and members of the department
testified at the hearing.
Rep. Tom James of Dallas, a
former vice chairman of the com
mittee, said before the first hear
ing that he had information that
several conference officials had
been involved in fixing scores.
Twenty-two conference officials
voluntarily took lie detector tests
early in March. The department
did not make the test results pub
lic, but sent them to the confer
ence which then gave them to the
D-l’s Drill Order
Shook Up Troops
The following rather ominous “Drill Order” appeared
on the company bulletin board of Company D-l Tuesday. It
is reliably reported that more than a few cadets in that out
fit were slightly shaken up by the order in view of the cur
rent world situation.
Worries about this were soon dispelled and shifted to
another crisis, however, when the official drill order was
posted stating that the junior, sophomore and freshman
Military Science classes would hold their exams Saturday
morning as scheduled.
1. The Army element of the Corps of Cadets will attend
drill according to the following schedule on Saturday,
19 May 1962.
2. Commander’s Time : 0800 - 0830
3. Drill - 0830 - Indefinite
Subject Personnel To Attend Reference Place Uniform
School of Army Cadets All Easter Class C
soldier with previous wood Fatigues
arms Airport w/. steel
The first hour will he used to check out firing pins
for M-l Rifles.
The second hour will be used to check out rifles,
board transports to Easterwood Airport, and board
planes. Planes will take off promptly at 1100 hours.
Senior cadets will be detailed to keep order within
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