The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 07, 1964, Image 1

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The Texas A&I Singers will present a concert Friday at
8 p. m. in G-uion Hall. The program, consisting of classics,
folk songs, popular arrangements and musical comedy, is
sponsored by the Memorial Student Center Music Com
Special Writer
The fiery, earth-shaking lift-off of the mighty Saturn
rocket, probably the most exciting phase of the exploration
of space to most people, is but one of the many aspects of
this field. The Space Fiesta now underway on campus also
has displays of lesser known en- ‘
deavors, including one depicting
the study of cosmic rays now be
ing conducted at A&M.
The random flashes of light
and staccato sounds produced by
the passage of cosmic rays
through a spark chamber are part
a field of study very important
the success of manned space
flights. This work is being carr
ied on by Dr. Nelson Duller of the
Department of Physics and is aid
ed by the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration.
Duller pointed out that al
though his work is pure research,
some of his findings are of great
interest to NASA. Information on
the particles is necessary to the
study of “Space radiation en
vironment of vehicles and men in
This space radiation can affect
the performance of men and may
even cause death, depending upon
the intensity and exposure, he ex
“They have shielding now for
By The Associated Press
' NICOSIA, Cyprus -
violence has hit Cyprus.
Seven Turkish Cypriots and
four Greek Cypriots were killed
and a Turkish village was burned
Thursday in a six-hour gunfight
south of Nicosia. British troops
again stepped in to restore peace.
★ ★ ★
— A poisoned arrow fired by
a rebel warrior killed the Congo
army chief of staff, Lt. Col.
Eugene Ebaya, 44, Congolese
army sources reported Thurs
U. S. NEWS '
NEW YORK — Melvin Belli,
defense attorney for Jack Ruby,
i said Thursday he is preparing
a $15 million libel suit against
the Saturday Evening Post.
the Apollo project, but the ques
tion is when is the ‘quietest’ time
to orbit the capsule,” said Duller.
Since these rays are produced
by the sun and other stars, it is
hoped that a period of relative
quiet in the production of these
rays can be determined from the
studies now going on.
“We have to infer information
about the rays of space from our
ground study/” Duller admitted.
He added, however, that ground
study affords better research on
high energy ray particles than can
be obtained through the use of
satellites due to their weight and
size limitations.
Duller explained that the cos
mic rays in space are “primary”
rays, composed of protons of ex
tremely high energies. Upon en
tering the atmosphere, these rays
strike air atoms such as the nu
cleus of a nitrogen atom. The
particle resulting from this colli
sion eventually becomes a “sec
ondary” cosmic ray particle and
is of the type studied by Duller.
“I began studying these rays
before Sputnik went up. Most
of us are interested in physics for
the sake of physics — any appli
cation to space exploration may
even be accidental in some cases,”
Duller pointed out.
Airplane Vanishes
From Space Fiesta
A model airplane on display in
the Memorial Student Center dur
ing the Space Fiesta took off
without filing a flight plan last
Monday around 9 p.m.
A black scale model of a Delta
Wing airplane disappeared while
on display at the space fiesta. The
airplane is valued at $100. It is
seven inches long and five inches
wide with a metal pin in the nose.
Anyone with information con-
I cerning the flight should contact
Campus Security or the Great Is
sues Committee in the MSC.
Senate To Debate
Rings For Coeds
The next meeting of the Student
Senate, Feb. 20, will be open to
all students—civilians, Corps and
coeds—as the Senators host a dis
cussion on the subjects of senior
rings and Silver Taps for coeds.
Frank Muller, reporting on the
basic feeling of the female stu
dents, said, “Their opinion, pri
marily, is that the majority of
them do not want a ring because
most of them are married.”
The decision concerning Silver
Taps, according to Muller, will be
left to the male students and ad
ministration to decide, since the co
ed students did not have any clear-
cut opinions on the question.
Che Battalion
Volume 60
Number 194
Castro Shuts Off Water
At Guantanamo Naval Base
Dictator Demands
Prisoners Release
HAVANA (H 3 )—Prime Minister Fidel Castro tempered
his denial of Cuban water to the U. S. Guantanamo naval
base by announcing Thursday night the supply will flow an
hour each day so “civilians, including women and children”
won’t suffer.
Castro, however, told a conference for foreign newsmen
the big base’s supply from a Cuban river will be turned off
the rest of each day in retaliation for the arrest of 38 Cuban
fishermen and the seizure of four fishing boats for trespass
ing in Florida water.
“WE ARE ready to die before accepting humiliation and
blackmail,” Castro said heatedly.
Castro also challenged Sen.
Barry Goldwater to lead the
Marine invasion advocated by
the Arizona Republican to get
the water turned on again.
The Cuban leader warned that if
the United States “tries to lay its
hands on water sources, we will
fight to the last man, and let Bar
ry Goldwater know it. He should
be in the first line of invaders.”
Hospitality Group
Plans Talk, Flick
A movie showing what Univer
sity of Arizona students have done
to assist foreign students settle
into American university life will
be shown at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the
Memorial Student Center.
The movie, presented by the
Hospitality Committee at A&M, is
available to anyone interested in
foreign student activities, Mrs.
W. E. Eckles, committee co-chair
man, reported.
“We especially would like to
have the A&M student leaders see
the film,” Mrs. Eckles said.
The Hospitality Committee is a
member of the Institute of Inter
national Eudcation, an organiza
tion designed to promote greater
understanding among foreign stu
dents and Americans.
Brazos Boy Scouts
ToMeetOn Campus
Scouts from Brazos County will
hold a convocation Sunday in the
All Faiths Chapel to note Boy
Scout Sunday and the beginning of
Scout Week across America.
Representatives from the 36
local units which make up the
Arrowmoon District will meet at
the chapel at 3 p.m. Guests in
vited to the convocation include
adult volunteers, parents and other
persons interested in boys.
The convocation address will be
given by Dr. Guy F. Greenfield,
pastor of the First Baptist Church
in College Station. Other com
munity ministers serving on the
program include the Rev. Charles
Elmer, St. Mary’s Chapel; the Rev.
Miller Smith, St. Paul’s Methodist
Church in Bryan; and the Rev.
Jimmy L. Hallcom, Central Baptist
Church, Bryan.
The event marks the 54th birth
day of Scouting in America, which
has grown to include 5 million boys
across the land, said Arrowmoon
District Executive Dutch Harvell.
Two English Profs
Publish Articles
No Classes Added
After Saturday
Saturday will be the last day
that students will be allowed to add
courses to their schedules. No
additions will be allowed after this
Students wishing to drop courses
must do so by Wednesday. Drops
after this date will be retained on
the student’s record.
Two professors in the Depart
ment of English have recently
published articles, one on litera
ture and the other on staging
techniques in English Restora
tion drama.
Dr. Lee J. Martin is author of
“From Forestage to Proscenium”
in volume four of “Theatre Sur
vey, 1963,” a magazine published
by the American Society for
Theatre Research.
Allen Schrader has an article
entitled “Emerson to Salinger to
Parker” appearing in a collec
tion of criticism on J. D. Salin
ger’s novel, “Catcher in the
Rye.” The collection is a college
sourcebook published by D. C.
Heath and Co. in their series of
selected source materials for col
lege research papers.
inally appeared in the April 11,
1959 issue of “The Saturday Re
view.” The article concerns the
differences between an unencum
bered young person and an older
person in their abilities to grasp
the values of a work of art.
Schrader and the other critics
included are, according to the
editors, “able to distinguish the
author’s voice amid the total
combination of characters, lan
guage, imagery, symbolism and
presents evidence exploding a
traditional assumption that plays
during the Restoration period of
1660-1700 were acted completely
on the forestage and not in the
proscenium or “picture-frame”
area, which has now become the
only part of the conventional
The evidence presented shows
that a great deal of the action of
the play took place behind the
“picture-frame” area and that
furniture came to be utilized
more frequently by the actors.
Thus it seems apparent from
Martin’s evidence that the move
ment from the forestage to be
yond the proscenium began in
that period of English drama.
To cheering political rallies in
southern New Hampshire on
Thursday night, Goldwater said
President Johnson should warn
Castro to restore the water or
“we will march out with a de
tachment of Marines and turn it
on ourselves.”
Castro told newsmen that Cuba
would provide water between 8 a.m.
and 9 a.m. daily but would with
hold it the rest of the day from
“industrial and other purposes.”
Cuba will maintain that action to
“its last consequences.”
Castro said the fishing boats
were on a “peaceful mission and
were unarmed.” He accused Amer
ican ships and planes of repeatedly
violating Cuban waters and air
Castro charged that the fisher
men were “forced to go into
U. S. A. territorial waters” and
were being detained “under pres
sure and are being menaced and
have no lawyer.” He said the
“federal government had washed
its hands like Pontius Pilate” when
it turned over the fishermen to
the Florida courts.
Fish Prepare For Tucson Competition
The Fish Drill Team squeezed in one more for competition with 50 drill teams from
practice Thursday afternoon as they prepare across the nation. ABC’s Wide World of
to depart Friday morning for Tucson, Ariz., Sports is considering filming the meet.
Communists Take Initiative
In Vietnamese ‘Brush War’
SAIGON, South Viet Nam <A>) _
Communist guerrillas seized the
initiative Thursday in the Vietna
mese war. They staged a series of
attacks that U. S.-backed govern
ment forces could counter only in
Red detachments of battalion
size — perhaps 600 men in each
— scored on widely separated tac
tical targets in an offensive
mounted one week after the coup
that put a new military junta into
power in Saigon.
World Chess Ace
To Appear Feb. 19
The International Chess Master
and world blindfold chess cham
pion will play two games at. 10
seconds a move without ever seeing
the board during his lecture and
demonstration stay on campus,
Feb. 19.
George Koltanowshi will appear
in the Memorial Student Center
Ballroom for a lecture and simul
taneous demonstration sponsored
by the MSC Chess Committee.
Koltanowshi will play 30 local
chess enthusiasts at the same time
and then will play the two blind
fold games. On Dec. 4, 1951, he
played 50 games in nine hours.
The chess champion won 43, drew
five and lost two, all without look
ing at the board.
Koltanowshi was born in Bel
gium in 1903 and learned to play
chess at the age of 14. He soon
became a recognized international
chess master and has traveled the
world over amazing audiences with
his “mental magic.” He also plays
and teaches the game.
He has held the national cham
pionship of Belgium six times, in
addition to the victories in inter
national tournaments which earned
him his official title. In San Fran
cisco, 1949, he- played 271 games
simultaneously, winning 251, draw
ing 17 and losing three.
The chess master established the
world’s record for simultaneous
blindfold chess in Edinburg, Scot
land, by playing 34 games in which
he won 24 and drew 10.
Now an American citizen, the
chess wizard is the author of 15
chess books in several languages
and edits a column which appears
daily in the San Francisco Chron
icle and weekly in papers across
the nation.
The exhibition is free to the
public as an activity of the MSC
Chess Committee. Players desir
ing to register for the opportunity
of playing one of the thirty games
should attend the meeting at 7:30
tonight. This week’s meeting will
have a “Chess For Fun” event
which has become nationally popu
lar this year.
A MAJOR BATTLE was under
way at dusk around a complex
of five Tay Ninh Province vil
lages 40 miles northwest of Sai
gon. They were seized by raid
ers who evidently had crossed into
Viet Nam by night from neutral
U. S. sources reported details
of this and other actions.
Shooting from behind the vil
lages’ earthen walls, the guer
rillas withstood fighter-bomber at
tacks and an artillery barrage.
They drove off an air- dropped
company of 100 troopers. They
put two companies of civil guards
men to flight by killing two offi
cers and wounding eight men.
up the counterattack. Reports
from the fieeld said some of the
guerrillas were breaking away in
small groups.
In scouting the area by heli
copter at dawn, Capt. George Dor
sey of Alexandria, Va., narrowly
escaped death from a Communist
bullet that punctured his cockpit.
Armor that lay at his feet deflect
ed the bullet.
Other activity centered south
and southwest of Sagion.
Government armored units and
U. S. helicopters were alerted for
Cadets To Hear
Maj. Rushworth
Astronaut Robert A. Rush-
worth, one of the world’s fast
est men will arrive here by auto
mobile Friday afternoon for an
8 p.m. speaking engagement.
The X-15 rocket plane pilot,
scheduled to speak at the A&M
Space Fiesta, will take the high
way route from James Connally
Air Force Base in Waco.
Lt. Col. Benjamin F. Smith of
the Department of Air Science
and students from the Great
Issues Committee will meet Maj
or Rushworth in the Central
Texas city.
Following his public appear
ance Friday night in the Memo
rial Student Center, the winged
astronaut will discuss filght
testing at Edwards AFB in Cali
fornia at a meeting of 1,000 Air
Force cadets and faculty Sat
urday morning.
Major Rushworth, the Air
Force’s second winged astro
naut, has more than 5,200 hours
of flying time—3,000 in jets—in
his 20 years of military service.
He has made 16 flights with the
experimental rocket plane at
Edwards, one exceeding 285,000
feet to earn the winged astro
naut’s title.
His flights with the X-15
proved the craft could withstand
heat greater than 1,200 degrees
Fahrenheit on its speed brakes
and 1,000-degree wing and fuse
lage temperatures.
On Jan. 28, the X-15 made its
100th flight at Edwards, with
Major Rushworth at the con
trols. He flew at a top speed
of 3,682 miles per hour and at an
altitude slightly higher than 20
Rushworth is one of three
prominent speakers to appear at
the Space Fiesta. The others are
Willy Ley Feb. 13 and Wemher
von Braun Feb. 14.
an assault on Red Viet Cong fight
ers who captured the town of Phy
town afire and drove out a govern
ment battalion. Three U. S. ad
visers assigned to the garrison
were reported safe.
Government ground forces re
covered without opposition a
Mekong River delta post, Thoi
Lai, where the Communists scored
heavily in two actions Wednesday.
Attempted Curbing
Of Atty. General’s
Powers Defeated
ern efforts to clip the powers of
the attorney general to intervene
in civil rights cases were de
feated Thursday in the House.
Despite a statement by Rep.
Edwin E. Willis, D-La., that it
was approving “a real lulu of a
sleeper,” the bipartisan civil
rights group voted 122-47 against
a Willis amendment to remove the
The provision to which Willis
objected would grant the attor
ney general authority to inter
vene in suits brought by private
parties seeking to protect their
right to equal treatment under the
A BROADER provision approv
ed by House Judiciary subcommit
tee, which would have permitted
the attorney general to initiate
such suits, was knocked out by the
full Judiciary Committee after
Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy
said he didn’t want such powers.
The section, known as Title 3 in
the 10-title bill, revived memories
of the bitter fight over a similar
proposal in the 1957 civil rights
bill, also known as Title 3.
Rep. John V. Lindsay, R-N. Y.,
recalled that after the House ap
proved Title 3 in a bruising fight,
the Senate deleted it. He said if
the Senate again surrenders on
the issue, House Republicans will
not support the resulting compro
mise bill.
THE SECTION also contains a
provision specifically authorizing
the attorney general to bring suit
to desegregate public parks, play
grounds, swimming pools or “any
public facility which is owned,
operated or managed by or on be
half of any state or political sub
division thereof.”