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It the nuclear
viewed as the
weapon, the last form of mu
nition that man will ever de
vise, the proliferation of these
sreapons is indeed u startling pos
sibility, Gen. Frederic H. Smith Jr.,
former vice chief of staff USAF,
told SCONA delegates Wednesday.
Smith was addressing the first
plenary session of the eighth Stu
dent Conference On National Af
“Further, our own investigations
indicate that there are possibili
ties for developing weapons that
will neutralize nuclear weapons.
As one possibility, I refer you to
the widely publicized, but specula
tive, controlled energy weapons
which offer the potential of at
tacking and destroying ICBM war
heads with a beam moving at the
speed of light.
“Failing the power to control
independent development of nu
clear weapons, the way to handle
this problem is to render these
weapons obsolete by technological
“THIS IS NO senseless extension
of the arms race. It is, instead,
a reasoned and natural effort to
tiring the defense into balance with
the offense. And, in fact, to pro-
dde a new way to pi-event wars.”
According to Smith the highest
Ask to the free world today would
oe a strategic nuclear war. It has
lecome axiomatic with some stu
dents that the risk of such a war
s so high that kind of war is no
onger an alternative available to
The only way to deter strategic
luclear war, Smith said, is to have
superior forces for that kind of
Continued the general:
“Backed by a force which the
inemy recognizes as clearly super
ior, a national leader can then
?lay with confidence the console
tf factors available to him.
“He can probe and thrust and
move for negotiation in ways that
he could not do if he did not have
dominance at the ultimate scale
of war.
"He controls escalation because
he has power to raise the ante
higher than the enemy can cover.
And the enemy knows it.”
Build - Up
Top Crisis
Disarmament and the arms race were the primary topics
taken up by Mason Willrich, legal advisor to the U. S. Arms
Control and Disarmaments Agency, in delivering the second
keynote address of SCONA VIII Tuesday night in the Memo
rial Student Center Ballroom.
“The issue before us is whether the leading powers in
the world today will be able to effectively deal with the crisis
in human history which the revolutionary developments of
modern weapons has produced,” Willrich said in opening his
The near 150 conference delegates heard Willrich speak
of two challenges which the United States must meet and
which might well decide the
This is part of a steady stream of well over 100
who registered for SCONA VIII in the Memoria
Center during the day Wednesday. Varied repor
the number of delegates at between 110 and 150,
f Delegates Hits SCONA
delegates ing approximately 70 U. S. colleges and universities. The
Student annual conference will continue Friday and end Saturday
s placed afternoon,
LBJ, Facio ' Speak Today
Vice President Lyndon B. John
son arrived on campus today to
address the eighth Student Con
ference On National Affairs on
what has been billed as a speech
on “U.S. policy.”
Also on campus for a speech
tonight is the new president of
the Organization of American
States, Gonzalo J. Facio.
Johnson, accompanied by his
wife Lady Bird, plus assistants
and a press secretary, talked to
a meeting of the Bryan-College
Wire Review
By The Associated Press
GENEVA—The United States
Proposed Wednesday a sweeping
program designed to prevent sur
prise attack and war by accident.
The Soviet Union was urged to
five it careful consideration.
U.S. Ambassador Arthur H.
Dean outlined a program to the
U-nation disarmament conference
"hich included a direct telephone
line connecting President Kennedy
a nd Soviet Premier Khrushchev.
Basically, the U.S. plan aims at
■nsuring all powers that other na
plane, is a flop. British experts
don’t agree.
sprang to within kill range of an
Atlas intercontinental ballistic mis
sile Wednesday in mid-Pacific in
the second such successful, tightly
controlled test of the controversial
defensive weapon.
The Nike Zeus, under develop
ment since 1957, is a complex de
vice the Army has been striving
to perfect as the nation’s key de
fense against nuclear attack.
But the careful wording of the
Station Junior Chamber
merce before coming to the
pus for his address in G. .
White Coliseum.
He was greeted at the ah
by Chancellor M. T. Harring
President Earl Rudder, Congn
man Olin Teague, SCONA cha
man Vic Donnell, Jaycee preside
Ray Downey, county Democrat
chairman Glynn Williams, am
State Representative Brovvnrigg
A Ross Volunteer honor guard
under Cadet Col. Roger John also
met the vice president’s plane as
it arrived from Austin.
Bob Wimbish, chairman of Great
Issues Committee; Paul Dresser,
SCONA vice chairman; and Corps
Commander Bill Nix.
Dresser was assigned as an aid
to Johnson and Wimbish as an
aide to Mrs. Johnson. During the
vice president’s speech to the
Bryan group, Mrs. Rudder hosted
a luncheon in the Memorial Stu
dent Center for Mrs. Johnson.
After the major address the vice
president will meet informally
wdth student delegates to the con-
Friday’s keynote speaker will
be former U.N. ambassador James
J. Wadsworth at 8 p.m. in the
MSC Ballroom.
The final speaker is Felix Mc-
Knight, executive editor of The
Dallas Times-Herald, on Saturday
with the conference round-up.
Today’s Thought
f Com- and their advisors.
Then he will visit briefly with
members of the college’s academic
council in the MSC Assembly
THE CORPS of Cadets will pass
in review in the vice president’s
honor on the main drill field at
3:45 Thursday.
Following the military ceremon
ies the vice president is due to go
into Bryan for a meeting with
Democratic party workers. He is
to return to Austin shortly after
. 5 p.m.
| The OAS president arrived on
] jnpus about 12:30 p.m^ His
- I ^ch tonight is at 8 p.m. in the
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and is
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Also arrivh. J 5 . 1 ?. oam P^ s t°da> anc j ram p S q an( j j) Q f Hart Hall
were Ralph M< ^ 1 . ’ P u isher of w jjj c j oae< j an( j locked during
The Atlanta Corw stl u Ion na_ the Christmas holidays, beginning
tionally syndicated >« co uninist ’ and at 6 p.m. next Thursday, Dec. 20,
William P. Steven, edltor The
Not everyone who says to me,
“Lord, Lord,” shall enter the
kingdom of Heaven, but he who
does the will of my Father who
is in heaven.—Matthew 7:21
survival of the United States
as a nation: the challenge of
communism and the challenge
of the arms race.
“TO MEET the challenge of com
munism,” Willrich stated, “it is
essential that we maintain in being
a military establishment which is
capable of effectively detering ag
gression wherever and on what
ever scale it may occur.”
“Increasingly ugly manifestation
of the arms race, is the spread of
nuclear weapons and weapons tech
nology to new countries which do
not now have a capability,” Will-
rich said.
Willrich related the functions
of the United States Arms Con
trol and Disarmament Agency as
being to conduct research, formu
late policy and manage U. S.
participation in international nego
tiations in the arms control and
disarmament field. “It is the re
sponsibility of the agency to find
constructive solutions to the com
plex problems of the arms race,”
he said.
IN STATING the United States
position on disarmament, Willrich
gave three principles:
“First, disarmament must be
implemented progressively and in
a balanced manner so that at no
stage will any state or group of
states obtain military advantage.
“Second, compliance with all dis
armament obligations must be ef
fectively verified.
“Finally, he added, “as national
armaments are reduced, the Unit
ed Nations capabilities for main
taining the peace and security of
all nations must be progressively
IN CONCLUDING his address,
Willrich said, “International con
flicts and clashes of national in
terest would persist in a disarmed
world. But progress in the direc
tion of turning the upward spiral
of the arms race downward is es
sential if a nuclear holocaust is
to be avoided.”
^ one of Central America’s
«tstanding statesmen.
follows the general
Sources of Woi-ld Ten-
Dorms To Close
Next Thursday
Nikita Warns
U. S. To Honor
Deal On Cuba
All dormitories except Milner
ference, SCONA committeemen Houston Chronicle. N
toons are not secretly mobilizing Defense Department announcement
a gainst them and at preventing the j indicated Secretary of Defense
Vorld from blundering into war ! Robert S. McNamara still has
toirough diplomatic miscalculation | strong doubts that the missile is
0r failure of communication. j promising enough to warrant or-
★ ★ ★ dering production.
LONDON — Britain admitted A Strategic Air Command crew
Wednesday its talks with the
United States over the possible
scrapping of the Skybolt missile
had bogged down. The issue
•nay be left for President Ken
nedy and Prime Minister Harold
McMillan to resolve at the meet
ing in Nassau just before
Tentative U.S. plans to give up
the manufacture of the missile
Have put a heavy strain on the
American-British alliance. The
United States says the missile,
designed to carry a nuclear war
head and be launched from a
fired the Atlas from Vandenberg
Air Force Base on the California
coast. As it sped westward at
16,000 miles an hour a salvo of
two Zeus missiles was fired from
Kwajalein island in mid-Pacific.
★ ★ ★
WASHINGTON — President
| Kennedy said AVednesday it was
i unfortunate that information
j leaked out on deliberations of
I the National Security Council
j (NSC) on the Cuban crisis.
But he said he had satisfied
himself the leak did not come
from the NSC.
Harry L. Boyer, housing manager,
announced Wednesday.
This action will be put into ef-
MOSCOW LT*)—Soviet Premier
Khrushchev warned the United
States to live up to the “no inva
sion” deal on Cuba and blasted
the Chinese Communists for
claiming he beat a retreat in the
Caribbean crisis.
The Soviet leader, at times
tough and at times mollifying,
covered the whole range of Krem
lin foreign policy in a two-hour,
40-minute speech Wednesday be-
ramps C and D of Hart Hall who f ore Supreme Soviet broken by
expect to remain in their rooms bursts of applause,
during the holidays must report Loudest cheers came from the
to the housing office and sign for 1^443 deputies when he claimed to
their rooms. have saved the world from nuclear
ANYONE FINDING it neces- w . ar anc j opened the way for “more
sary to gain entrance to a dormi- common sense, more striving to re-
tory closed for the holidays will move the logjams which produce
Two Speakers, Round-Table Talks
On Tap For SCONA Through Friday 2
of events for SCONA VIII>
Following is the schedule
through Friday night:
6:30-7:30 p. m.—Texas-style barbecue, MSC lawn
8-10 p. m.—Plenary session with fourth keynote address menf 13 -
by Gonzalo J. Facio; reception for all participants. MSC STUDENTS
feet to conserve utilities and pro- | H’ ave f° check at the Housing Of- frictions and create tensions in
tect student property, he said. j ^* ce * n * de ^ M(JA Building. relations among states.”
Students tvho will have difficulty j .j°J security purpose, Boyer In one obvious reference to Red
clearin K their dormitory rooms by f dd “ 1 ' a ‘" dents J have b ' e " | China’s description of the United
to close the windows and lock the states as a “paper tiger,” Khrush-
doors to their rooms. First floor J c hev declared
. .. , ... , windows particularly should be
contact their tactical officer or . j oc k e( j
dor.-nitory counselor for arrange- ’ conege hal]s wj||
close after the night meal Dec. 20
WHO will need an( j w jjj rema j n closed until the
the indicated time because of trans
portation or other problems, can
“If now it is a pa
per tiger, then those who say so
Assembly and Birch Rooms; Singing Cadets, MSC Main dormitory accommodations during l^jght meal Jan. 2.
the holitiays ca n contact students
must know it has atomic teeth.”
The speech was broadcast to the
nation—and gave many Soviet
citizens their first extensive ac
count of what had gone on in Cuba
and removal of ballistic missiles
7:30-8:30 a. m.-
, Bus service will be available be
<T Frida /- e 1 j- • Wh ° WU1 n0t re '? la ! n dunn 5 the tween the campus and Bryan dur- and bombers from the Caribbean
Coffee and informal discussion among holidays intone of the dormitories | inff the holidays except Dec. 25 ! island.
speakers, delegates and chairman, MSC Serpentine Lounge
8:30-11:45 a. m.—Third round-table meetings
12:15-1:15 p. m.—Luncheon in Duncan Dining Hall
2-4:30 p. m.—Fourth round-table meetings
6-7 p. m.—Buffet supper, MSC Ballroom
to be left open. and Jan j Buses leave the cam- He pledged himself to fulfill
To secure a i*oom, a student will p U s on the hour beginning at 8 Soviet commitments in the Cuba
have to get a n’ote of permission a .m. and ending at 6 p.m., and settlement “so long as the other
; from the permanent occupant of j leave Bryan on the half hour be- ; side stands by this understanding.”
the room he expects to occupy, j ginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending “But if the commitments as-
. This note must be brought to the at 5:30 p.m. sumed are not observed by the
8-10 p. HU—“I lenar> session "Rh fifth ke> note address housing office before 5 p.m. Dec. According to Boyer, the dormi- other side, we shall be compelled
by James J. V\adsworth; reception for all participants, MSC 20 . tories will be un , ocke d at 8 a.m. to take such action as may he re-
Assembly and Birch Rooms. Students who live in Milner and j Jan. 2, 1963. I quired by the situation,” he said.