The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 11, 1964, Image 1

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Volume 60
Number 195
Noted Rocket Scientist
Next ‘Fiesta’ Speaker
2:00 noon and
Batt Editor Dainty Dan Louis launches rubber satellite.
ties Early.
Full House Sees ’Trotters
Pull Basketball Wizardry
Willy Ley Slates
6 Interstate 9 Talk
Willy Ley, a stocky gentleman with greenish-grey eyes
and graying hair, will discuss the “Conquest of Space” at a
gathering of Space Fiesta visitors at 8 p. m. Thursday.
Ley, noted for his books on rockets and space travel,
predicted earlier that man will visit the moon before the end
of the century.
“Space exploration is progressing at such sputnik speed
these days,” Ley recently remarked, “that within 10 or 20
years space flight will be an almost everyday occurence.”
Ley’s forecasts are based on a background of more than
30 years of scientific research. Born in Berlin in 1906, he
studied at the Universities of Berlin and Konigsberg in East
•♦■Prussia, concentrating on pa
leontology, astronomy and
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Before one of the largest crowds
ever to fill G. Rollie White Coli
seum, the Harlem Globetrotters
outscored, outwitted and out-
clowned the San Francisco Golden
Caters, 96-87, Monday night.
The world - renowned Magicians
of the Court sent an estimated
7,500 spectators into roars with
their now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t
Services Set For
Former A&M Prof
AUSTIN <JP) — Ernest Steel,
former professor of civil engi
neering at A&M and the Univer
sity of Texas, died Monday.
Steel, 70, taught at A&M from
1925 to 1942, when he went to
Venezuela with the U.S. engdf-
He was a professor at the Uni
versity of Texas from 1950 to
Steel wrote several books and
held membership in many pro
fessional and honorary groups.
Survivors include the widow,
Mrs. Mabel Steel, and a daugh
ter, Mrs. Cesare Borgia of White
Plains, N. Y., and his mother,
Mrs. Minnie Steel, Maple Shade,
N. J.
Services will be held at 3:30
p.m. Wednesday in the Cook Fu
neral Home here.
brand of roundball and fabulous
CHIEF CLOWN and havoc-mak
er was Robert (Showboat) Hall
at the post. He was called the
postman because the team whirled
around him while he worked the
ball back and forth, making the
Gaters look like giraffes on roller
Showboat, the star of the tilt,
brought forth wisecracks as fast
as Charles Finley looks for base
ball franchises.
It was a sight for the fans as
Murphy Summons dribbled around
the court on his way to the buck
et, like it was as easy as an Aggie
finding his way home on the week
Charles (Tex) Harrison, one of
the original Globetrotters, made
the San Francisco defense leak
like a gravy and cracker sand
the referee, who also acted as a
fall guy on some occasions. At
one point he went crashing over the
scorer’s table with the gusto of
Buster Keaton.
In a preliminary contest, the
Battalion staff trounced the court
with the Brazos Valley Press Club.
And since an Aggie team never
loses, the Batt won, 41-41.
IN REALITY, the hard-playing
staffers outscored the losers about
24-16, but there was a mechani
cal error in the scoreboard.
Leading the Batt in the victory
was Dainty Dan Louis, editor-in-
chief, while Jungle Slim Jim But
ler and Bloody Bob Sims added
points with their outside shots.
The game started with the Press
Club in the lead behind the shoot
ing of skyscrapers Carroll Brous
sard and Lee Walker hitting for
points. Both Walker and Brous
sard were recruited for the game
in the last minutes before the
The Batt started on its was to
a lead when the scoreboard went
wild. Score at halftime showed
the Batt in front 23-23.
Wire Review
By The Associated Press
ATHENS, Greece—Thousands
of students opposing an inter
national peace force for Cyprus
tried to march on the U. S. and
British embassies Monday night
and battled with police in down
town Athens.
Club-swinging police drove
them back. Authorities said
eight students and six police
men were injured but clinics re
ported many persons suffering
from head wounds came in for
The riot erupted while U. S.
Undersecretary of State George
W. Ball conferred with officials
on a British-American plan to
bring peace between the Greek
and Turkish communities on the
troubled eastern Mediterranean
The demonstrating students
clamored for Greek union with
Class Drop Day
Set As Wednesday
Wednesday is the last day that
students may drop courses from
their schedules. Courses drop
ped after this date will be re
tained on the student’s perman
ent record.
Students wishing to drop
courses must go to the respec
tive department and fill out a
drop slip. This slip must be sign
ed by the dean of the depart
ment. It must then be sent or
carried to the Office of the Re
Aussie Flatop
Rams Escort
In Maneuvers
SYDNEY, Australia <A>) — Sur
vivors of the sunken Australian
destroyer Voyager said Tuesday
the aircraft carrier Melbourne had
sliced their ultramodern pushbut
ton control ship in two on train
ing maneuvers.
The navy said 103 officers and
men were missing in Australia’s
worst peacetime maritime disaster
and 216 of the Voyager’s crew of
319 had been saved.
The Melbourne, 20,000-ton flag
ship of the Australian fleet, cut
right through the Voyager’s of
ficers quarters amidships, survi
vors said, and only 6 of the 17
officers and midshipmen aboard
were saved.
THE VOYAGER, Australia’s
first pushbutton destroyer, with
guns fired and steering controlled
by radar, was built in 1957. The
Melbourne was also an up-to-the-
minute ship.
Newspaper were asking how
two such vessels, equipped with
the seeing-eye of radar and all
other safety devices, could col
lide in open seas in good weather.
They were exercising off Jer
vis Bay, 100 miles south of Syd
ney, after being refitted.
A massive search for more sur
vivors continued by ship, plane
and helicopter. A navy spokes
man said it was hoped there would
be more survivors but with rising
seas the prospects did not appear
the Melbourne, but the carrier’s
bow was extensively damaged.
Melbourne steamed slowly toward
Sydney and is expected here
Survivors said one smaller sec
tion of the Voyager was cut off
in the collision and sank in about
10 minutes and a larger section
stayed afloat until around Mon
day midnight.
It was not immediately clear,
however, whether it was the bow
or stem section that sank first.
geologist, but after reading
the fundamental book on rocket
theory by Professor Hermann
Oserth in 1925, he became inter
ested in work on rockets and space
travel. A year later, at 20, he
published his own book, “Trip Into
Space,” which was concerned with
rocket ships.
He interested other young Ger
man scientists in forming a pio
neering rocket research organiza
tion, forerunner of the present
Willy Ley will address two
audiences, both at 8 p.m. Thurs-
ay but one will be in a Califor
nia classroom. *nd the other
group will be here.
The feat will be accomplished
thanks to a time zohe difference
and a Texas to California tele
phone hookup.
Following a two-hour talk to
Space Fiesta visitors. Ley will
move to another part of the
Memorial Student Center to talk
by telephone to an 8 p.m. class
of aerospace engineers in Calif
Daytona Beach Officials
To Enforce Regulations
In the interest of better student-police relationships the
city of Daytona Beach, Fla. has begun sending out letters to
the colleges of the United States urging the male students to
government was accused Monday ! familiarize themselves with the city ordinances if they plan to
of paying its chief witness, in j visit the city during the Easter holidays.
violation of federal law, for his! When students are arrested in Daytona, they are finger-
testimony in James R. Hoffa’s jury-; printed and a record of their arrest is sent to Washington,
tampering trial. Prosecutors called Many students request that these records be destroyed and
this “an unmitigated lie.”
A defense attorney made
that can not be done, A. O. Folsom Jr., chief of police, wrote,
the The regulations include: no drinking on the streets or
charge dm-ing the third day of ’ sidewalks, no possession of alcoholic beverages if under 21
cross-examination of Edward Grady | and no obtaining of same with false credentials, no starting
Partin, business agent of the Baton ! of fires on beaches, no obscene markings on cars or dressing
Rouge, La., Teamsters Union local, j in an indecent manner and no tresspassing on private prop-
STATE news ; erty or congragating as to obstruct the flow of vehicular
HOUSTON—A jury of seven | traffic.
The streets should not be littered with beer cans and no
profane language is to be used on the streets. No one will be
allowed to camp out on the beach.
The speed limit on the beach will not exceed 10 miles per
hour during the day and 15 miles per hour at night. No
vehicle will be driven into the water.
The police chief added that all students were welcome
to the city and could do anything not prohibited by the
men and five women was select
ed Monday to hear a suit filed
by Rice University trustees ask
ing that Rice be allowed to
admit Negroes and charge tu
Two of the jurors are Negroes.
Testimony is expected to be
gin Tuesday.
German Rocket Society. He helped
build liquid fuel rockets and intro
duced Wernher von Braun to the
Von Braun, who later headed the
project that created the German
V-2 rocket and who today heads
the Space Flight Center in Ala
bama, will be a speaker at the
Fiesta at 8 p.m. Friday.
As vice president of the German
Rocket Society, Ley helped increase
the group’s membership to more
than 1,000 individuals. Their
rocket experiments were tested on
a proving field on the outskirts of
Hope He’s Smiling On Return Trip!
A&M cage coach Shelby Metcalf flashes a hopeful grin as
he enters the plane that took him and his team to Lubbock
to play the Texas Tech Red Raiders Tuesday night.
Films On A&M,
West Point Set
“We’ve Never Been Licked,” Universal Pictures war
time story of the men of A&M will be shown at Guion Hall
Feb. 22, beginning at 1:15 p. m.
The picture will alternate with the story of the United
States Military Academy, “The Long Grey Line.”
The $1,750,000 picture of the+-
Aggie way of life was filmed on
the campus during the 1942-43
school year. Almost the entire
student body and faculty and staff
were photographed for the feature
that was made by Producer Walter
Wanger as a war propaganda film
to follow-up his “Flying Tigers.”
Anne Gaynne, Martha O’Driscoll,
Richard Quine and Wallace Berry
began shooting the picture on Nov.
17, 1942.
The shooting which took six
weeks was preceeded by a large
amount of research on campus by
Wanger and his director, Jack
Rawlins. The film company spon
sored an essay contest among stu
dents to find out what A&M really
meant to the young men of Texas.
Rawlins took up residence with
the Corps of Caets to flavor the
air of dorm life.
runs as follows: Richar Quine as
Brad Craig, a newly enrolled
freshman, comes to A&M and falls
into general dislike among the
student body because he cannot
take the hazing and is considering
leaving the college.
However after preventing an ac-
cient during an artillary maneu
ver which could have cost several
cadets their lives, he becomes one
of the “group” and decides to stay.
During his senior year, he gets
himself involved with two Japanese
students who are attempting to
steal a secret formula from the
Department of Chemistry and is
unjustly expelled from school.
The next scene begins in Tokyo
with Craig broadcasting propagan
da for the enemy. One is lead to
believe that he has gone over to
the Japanese until he breaks
radio silence and leads American
forces to destroy the Japanese
fleet and sinks the lead carrier
by diving a captured plane through
the flight deck.
back to the campus where a cere
mony is in progress and the movie
ends as Legion of Honor medal
is presented to Craig post-hu-
The movie was delayed in the
finishing stages in Hollywood as
trouble was encountered filming
the naval scenes and Worth Croud,
Universal Pictures stunt man was
killed during the filming of the
artillary accident scene.
The film was finally prevueed
on the A&M campus in Guion Hall
on August 6, 1943 by the student
body and the staff and faculty
who were involved in the filming.
No other persons were allowed in
the theater.
The second showing of the film
was held on the campus of Texas
Woman’s University for the girls
who were filmed in many of dance
The film met with wide acclaim
when shown in the rest of the
country as it brought, what the
Corps called “an accurate picture
of the life on A&M campus to the
people of the United States.”
Winged Astronaut Thinks
Buck Rogers Travel Likely
above regulations.
Battalion News Editor
“I don’t know where the fellow
who writes Buck Rogers gets all
his facts, but they sure are good.”
With that remark Maj. Robert A.
Rushworth, the Air Force’s second
winged astronaut and principle
X-15 pilot, answered whether or
not the present generation would
live to see such space vehicles as
the author of Buck Rogers has
Rushworth arrived from Con-
nally Air Force Base in Waco by
car Friay afternoon. The sandy-
haired, blue-eyed, 39-year-old maj
or looked in the peak of health as
he sat down to answer questions at
a press conference in the Memor
ial Student Center.
Asked if he had any desire to
orbit, Rushworth replied that he
was interested in seeing what was
up there, but apart from that was
not particularly interested in the
Later in the evening Rushworth
adressed a capacity crowd in the
MSC Ballroom on the subject
“X-15 Rocket Research Aircraft.”
Rushworth, who only recently
completed his 15th flight in the
X-15, has been testing aircraft
at Edwards AFB, Calif., for more
than six years. In his 20 years
in uniform, Rushworth has com
pleted about 5,200 hours of flying.
Rushworth’s flying career be
gan June 9, 1943, when he en
listed in the old Army Air Corps
after graduating from high school
in Madison, Maine. After the war,
he attended the University of
Maine at Orono, where he was
graduated with a degree in me
chanical engineering in 1951.
ical engineering degree at the Air
Force Institute of Technology.
In June 1968 Rushworth flew
the X-15 to a height of 268,000 feet
and qualified for his astronaut
Rushworth said that the X-15
program was conceived in 1954 by
the Army, Navy and Air Force to
In 1954 he obtained an aeronaut- seek hypersonic information.
Veteran of 15 flights in the X-15 uses model.