The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 11, 1962, Image 2

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THE BATTALION Page 2 College Station, Texas Tuesday, December 11, 1962 BATTALION EDITORIALS Success Of SCONA VIII Rests With Student Body When the first plenary session of the Student Conference on National Affairs begins Wednesday afternoon, visiting delegates and students at A&M alike will be getting an opportunity not frequently offered. In a short four-day period the vice president of the United States, the president of the Organization of American States and four other leaders of world thought and opinion will be gathered on our campus. It would be a pity if only authorized delegates partici pated in SCONA. The varied, and often conflicting, points of view of speakers will be well received by ^delegates, but •in all probability, as leaders on their separate campuses, their beliefs are pretty well formed and set. The people who have the most to gain from SCONA VIII are the students at A&M. One of the major objectives of the conference is to provide an appreciation of the complexities of the foreign policy of the United States to an increasingly large representation of college students of the South and Southwest. And no college students are in better positions to take advantage of SCONA than Aggies. The SCONA committeemen have literally put in thou sands of hours shaping and molding this meeting of ideas. They have given up holidays, vacations and study time to solicit funds, line up speakers or tend to other important details. They would feel their work was wasted if only represen tatives from the 80 invited schools, the round-table chairmen and speakers showed up. Their efforts are for the students of A&M, too. Six distinguished and busy men are taking time to make SCONA a success. Sixteen roundtable chairmen are giving up their own professions to attend and put the conference on a sound footing. Many sponsors have given thousands of dollars to provide financial backing. But even if there is a full house of delegates, SCONA will flop if not supported by the students on its home door step. Sound Off Editor, The Battalion: This letter is directed to the Class of ’66. I know that most of you have participated in high school and club elections at home, but now that you are college men elections of this type become more important. What you are doing now is practice for something that will be your privilege just three short years from now. That is the privilege of being able to vote for the person of your own choos ing. I was surprised at the small number of votes that were cast in last Wednesday’s primary elec tion. Less than 50 per cent of the freshman class exercised their right to vote. I hope that this is no indication of the true char acter of the Class of ’66. I urge all of you to get out and vote for the candidate of your choice in the run-offs Friday. Not everyone in the world has that opportunity; therefore, take advantage of it. Get out and vote. Michael Ellis Denney, Vice President candidate Sure to please or we will exchange it for another from our stock. THE EXCHANGE STORE Serving Texas Aggies' THE BATTALION 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 college 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 James L. Lindsey, chairman ; Delbert McGuire, School of Arts and Sciences; J. A. Orr, School of Engineeringr; J. M. Holcomb, School of 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 repuhlication 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 here in are also reserved. Second-class postage paid at College Station, Texas. MEMBER: The Associated Press Texas Press Assn. Represented nationally bj National Advertising Service. Inc-, New York City, Chicago, Los An- jeles and San Francisco. Mail spbscriptions are $3.60 per semester; $6 per school year, $6.50 per full year. AJ1 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 6-6415. ALAN PAYNE Ronnie Bookman Van Conner Dan Louis, Gerry Brown Kent Johnston, Glenn Dromgoole Jim Butler. Adrian Adair Ronnie Fann EDITOR Managing Editor Sports Editor News Editors Staff Writers Assistant Sport Editors Photographer CADET SLOUCH by Jim Earle AT SUPREME SOVIET Moscoiv-Peking Discussion Overshadows Red Ga/me By J. M. ROBERTS Associated Press News Analyst The Communist party of the Soviet Union has chosen this week of the meeting of the Su preme Soviet to bring into the open the Moscow-Peking split, somewhat overshadowing the world-wide guessing game about Soviet policy which usually ac companies publication of the an nual budget. Every year the governments of the world study this budget—as through a glass darkly—in the hope of some clue as to where the Communist leaders will place their emphasis in their politico- economic - military competition with the West. “ . . . I don’t see how I can do it! It took me two hours just to make a list of assignments and things to do before Christmas!” The result usually is highly speculative. This year’s military item, for instance, showing an increase of half a billion rubles in military spending, includes as in past years only what the Soviets wish to announce and not what they are really doing. Military re- Concessionaire Applications Open Future Dates Applications are now being ta ken for senior class concession aire, class president Charles Blaschke disclosed Monday. The deadline for applications is Friday. Those applying may see either Blaschke or Charles Nichols, class vice president, or leave their name with the secre tary in the Student Programs Office in the Memorial Student Center. TODAY Varsity and freshman basket ball, here; varsity vs. Mississippi Southern, fish vs. Allen Academy Agricultural Extension Service agents’ conference 17 annual Texas turfgrass con ference WEDNESDAY SCONA opens Apartment Council THURSDAY SCONA, with Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson speaking Civilian Student Council FRIDAY SCONA Freshman election run-offs Aggie Talent Show SATURDAY SCONA Varsity and freshman basket ball, here; varsity vs. University of Houston, fish vs. Kilgore Jun ior College The concessionaire will sell pennants and trays on a commis sion basis. He will also be in charge of management. Read Battalion Classifieds Daily PALACE Bryan £*£#79 NOW SHOWING Elvis Presley In “GIRLS-GIRLS-GIRLS” ' ‘ / QUEEN EAST NITE David Niven In “BEST OF ENEMIES” (In Color) SATURDAY NITE PREY. 11 P. 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