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

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Volume 61
Number 25
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Ike Pauses At Monument To President Rudder’s Rangers
Former President Eisenhower stands reading 1 the inscrip
tion on the rough-hewn granite obelisk commemorating
Col. James E. Rudder’s 2nd Ranger Battalion which climbed
up a sheer 100-foot cliff where bunkers and coastal artil
lery threatened the invading allied fleet on D-Day, June 6,
1944. The plaque stands on the bluff at Pointe du Hoc,
the western anchor of Omaha Beach, Normandy. (This
photo courtesy of Herbert Mitgang of The New York
Times, and is taken from CBS Reports “D-Day Plus 20
Years: Eisenhower Returns to Normandy.”)
Poetry Reading
Is Scheduled
By Van Doren
Prize-winning 1 poet Mark Van
Doren will present “A Reading of
His Poems, with Commentary”
Tuesday for the University Lec
tures Series at A&M University.
The free, public lecture sched
uled at 8 p.m. in the Chemistry
Lecture Room is another in the
series sponsored by the Graduate
College which brings eminent per
sons in various fields to A&M.
Van Doren, a professor emeritus
of English at Columbia University,
will be reading from his latest
book, “Collected and New Poems.”
His “Collected Poems” won the
Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1939.
He received the Emerson-Thoreau
Award in 1963.
Professor Van Doren is the au
thor of 13 principal books includ
ing a play, critical works, essays,
stories and his autobiography in
addition to poetry. He was edu
cated at the University of Illinois
and Columbia and taught English
at Columbia from 1920-59.
The University
Lectures Series
for the current
academic year
ends May 7 when
Dr. Bentley
Glass, a distin
guished biologist
and member of
The John Hop-
kin s University
faculty, speaks.
Earlier speak
ers have included a former prime
minister of Hungary, an experi
mental psychologist and a geolo
gist, each with an international
Dr. R. W. Barzak chairs the
University Lectures Series Com
mittee whose members include
Professors H. M. Monroe, Jr., R.
D. Turk, J. N. Weaver and B. J.
Van Doren
Not Here Yet!
Seat belts will not be dis
tributed until next week, due to
a delay in the arrival of the
orders. A notice will appear in
The Battalion when they become
Aggies Overseas
In Peace Corps
Seven Texas Aggies now fill
Peace Corps posts around the
world, reports Professor Dan Rus
sell, chairman of the faculty-staff
Peace Corps Advisory Council.
He based his report upon infor
mation furnished by the statistics
and records division of the Peace
Grads, Voting
Is Scheduled
Elections are now being held for
the 1964-65 Graduate Student
Council. The ballots have been
sent to each department head, and
must be filled out and returned by
9 a.m. Friday.
The council was organized last
fall by Dean Wayne C. Hall, who
appointed the first members.
There are 12 positions open in the
election, with the College of Arts
and Sciences having 4, the College
of Agriculture and College of En
gineering having 3 each, and the
College of Veterinary Medicine
and the Institute of Statistics hav
ing 1 representative each.
The purpose of the council is to
promote a suitable academic pro
gram for the graduate students
and to provide leadership for
graduate student extra-curricular
and college social activities.
All graduate students are urged
to obtain a ballot from their de
partment secretaries and vote.
Newcomers Club
Hosts Game Party
The Newcomers Club will hold
a bridge and games party Wednes
day at 2 p.m. in the Hillel Foun
dation Building. The party is to
be a benefit for the club’s nursery
fund, so each person planning to
attend is asked to bring a one dol
lar contribution.
Tickets for the party are avail
able from Mrs. Robert Logan or
may be obtained at the door. All
women of Bryan and College Sta
tion have been urged to attend,
and those attending are requested
to bring their own cards and ta
Russell said an eighth Texas
Aggie, Jerry W. Dupuy, is a mod
ern language major following
Peace Corps service in the Do
minican Republic.
Dupuy assisted with plans for
the Peace Corps recruiting team
which was on the A&M campus
last week.
“ALL AGGIES who have served
or are now serving in the Peace
Corps and who have been heard
from report satisfactory experi
ence and advise other interested
Aggies to join,” Russell said.
The Peace Corps headquarters
names these Aggies in overseas
service: Nelson L. Jacobs, now in
his third year in Brazil; John
Bond, Ethiopia; John A. Geisweidt,
Dominican Republic; Carl T. Gold-
enberg and Harold G. Lierly, Thai
land; Joseph R. Preston, Peru;
and Don R. Reynolds, Philippines.
The Aggies list as their majors
such fields as aerospace engineer
ing, botany, range management,
education and mathematics.
JACOBS is staying in Brazil for
a third year because he was named
supervisor of 4-S (4-H) work in
a province.
“I’m really anxious to get back
to school ... I believe the eye
opening effect of this experience
will more than compensate for any
loss of factual information in
school,” Jacobs wrote.
He added that Peace Corps ex
perience “has helped me to see
more clearly my limitations and
potential ... In short I will be
expecting much more of my
self . . .”
The Peace Corps recruiting team
completed its five-day visit at
A&M Saturday.
“We talked to about 65 upper
classmen in different fields of
study,” team leader Burt Swanson
HE REPORTED a good re
sponse from faculty and students.
About 30 Aggies, described by
Swanson as “good prospects for
the Peace Corps,” took application
Swanson said information about
the Peace Corps was available
from Professor Russell.
Ags To Visit
SDX Conclave
In Oklahoma
Fourteen students and two fac
ulty members from the A&M Uni
versity Department of Journalism
will attend meetings in Oklahoma
Thursday through Sunday.
The sessions include the South
western Journalism Congress
Thursday and Friday at the Uni
versity of Oklahoma in Norman and
a regional Sigma Delta Chi con
ference in Oklahoma City, Friday
through Sunday.
Attending both meetings will be
William F. Braden, Cat Spring;
Glenn A. Dromgoole, Sour Lake;
David S. Jones, Killeen; Ben
Matula, Sinton; Hamilton D. Mc
Queen, Longview, and Michael S.
Reynolds, Houston.
Others who will attend the Nor
man meeting include Charles
Teague, San Antonio; Juan Ti
jerina, Laredo, and Ted M. Jablon-
ski, Woodside, N. Y.
At the Region 8 SDX conference
also will be John R. Wright, Hous
ton; David E. Stiles, Midlothian,
and Dan J. Louis, Jr., Bryan.
Student Government
Filing Begins In MSC
Battalion Staff Writer
Filing- opened Monday for
students interested in becom
ing members of the student
government or the civilian
yell leader for the 1964-65
school year.
Students may file for eight
senate positions, civilian yell lead
er, and Class Agent for the Class
of 1964 before the April 14 dead
Wayne Smith, election commis
sion advisor, said Monday that
candidates may register in the stu-
Big Weekend
Due Civilians
The highlight of the year for
A&M civilian students, the annual
Civilian Weekend, will get under
way Saturday at 5:30 p.m. with a
barbeque in the Grove unless it
rains in which case it will be held
in DeWare Field House.
Thirteen girls, each nominated
by a dorm or housing unit, are
finalists for Civilian Sweetheart.
These girls will be presented in
the afternoon at the barbeque. The
Sweetheart will then be chosen
Saturday night at the Civilian Stu
dent Ball which will be in the
Ramada Inn from 9:30 p.m. until
1:00 a.m.
Music for the dance will be fur
nished by Jimmy Heap and the
Melody Masters. The theme of this
semi-formal dance will be Casino—
Gambling, Dancing, Roulette.
The cost of the barbeque is $1.00
per person and the dance is $3.00
per couple. Students may secure
tickets through their Counselor’s
office. Tickets are presently on
sale and will go off sale April 8.
The various offices where tickets
are on sale are Robert O. Murray
Jr., room 203, Counseling and Test
ing Center; William G. Breazeale,
room 1-H, Puryear Hall; and
Robert Melcher, 28 Milner Hall. If
a student who holds a Spring Stu
dent Government Activity Card, he
can change it for a free barbeque
A student who holds a Fall Stu
dent Government Activity Card
may exchange it for a free dance
June 1 Deadline
For NSF Grants
June 1 is the application dead
line at the A&M University Grad
uate College for the five graduate
traineeships in engineering. The
new program is authorized by the
National Science Foundation,
Graduate Dean Wayne C. Hall re
ports and becomes effective in
The traineeships are for full
time work and for nine- or 12-
month tenure pex-iods. The basic,
12-month stipend is $2,400 to $2,-
800, depending upon the student’s
academic level. Dependency allow
ances, tuition and fees will be paid.
Tlie NSF specified that two of
the trainees should be nuclear en
gineering students. The other
three may study other branches of
dent programs office in the Memo
rial Student Center between 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m. each weekday until
April 14.
STUDENT BODY positions open
to students are president, vice
president, parliamentarian, and re
cording secretary. Class require-
Police Book Teens
In Alleged Assault
Two Bryan teen-agers alleg
edly used a metal pipe to attack
four Aggies Saturday night at
the Texan Drive-In.
The Aggies were Douglas P.
Porter, John S. Stanton, Ronald
Miles and Jim Reynolds. Rey
nolds was taken to the univer
sity hospital where he was treat
ed for a three-inch cut on the
The Bryan youths have been
released on bond from the Braz
os county jail after being
charged with aggravated as
ments are that the applicant be
a senior for president and parlia
mentarian, a junior for vice presi
dent and a sophomore for recording
secretary. Also the student must
have a 1.5 grade point ratio to be
eligible for any one of the posi
Student Senate posts open to
either juniors or seniors with a 1.25
grade point ratio are chairman
ships of the issues committee, the
public relations committee, the
student life committee and the stu
dent welfare committee.
Civilian yell leader candidates
must be either a junior or senior
next year with at least a 1.25 grade
point ratio.
1964 GRADUATING seniors will
be able to file for Class Agent for
the Senior Class of ’64. This will
be the only office for which they
may file. The Class Agent will
keep an account of the graduating
class and try to get the class back
for the first reunion.
Smith said the deadline for filing
for office is 5 p.m., April 14. The
general election will be held
April 23.
Pool Opens To Fair Skies
The Wofford Cain Swimming
Pool opened Monday with the com
ing of fair weather.
The schedule, through May 30
will be two to 5:30 p.m. on week
days, 10 to 12 a.m. and 1:30 to
5:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 1:30
to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
All A&M and public school stu
dents will be charged 25 cents for
each admittance. Adults will be
charged 50 cents. Faculty and all
members in their immediate fam
ily may obtain season tickets for
$10 each session.
The first session will be April 6
through July 12. The second ses
sion will be July 13 to October 17.
Persons who are eligible for
pool entrance are A&M students
and guests, members of the faculty
and guests, former students and
guests, guests registered at the
Memorial Student Center and their
guests. All guests must be accom
panied by those who are eligible.
Local Stations To Host Talent,
Radio-thon For Cancer Drive
The Bryan-College Station Can
cer Crusade 1964 will get under
way Sunday with a day-long Ra
dio-thon, according to Mrs. Wil
liam R. Vance, chairman of the
Mrs. Vance said the broadcast
will be carried by both WTAW
and KORA and that local talent
as well as records will be used.
Requests will be played for those
listeners who wish to contribute
to the crusade.
Mrs. Vance added that there
will be a Crusade March April 21,
which will climax the campaign.
She said that all those associated
with the crusade have shown real
enthusiasm in their efforts al
The slogans for the 1964 cam
paign are “To Cure More, Give
More” and “Fight Cancer With A
Check-Up And A Check.” A 10-
year old girl will appear on the
local posters in support of the
campaign. She is Miss Laura Lee
Greathouse of Parkersburg, W.
Today’s Thought
We are not “finished,” we ca
become better than we now art
Commemoration Starts
With the showing of “Henry
V” on Sundays and Monday, the
commemoration of Shakespeare’s
400th birthday got underway on
This commeration is being
sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta,
the English Society, the Depart
ment of English, the Department
of History and Government, the
School of Architecture, Cushing
Memorial Library and the Ag
gie Players.
There are several events
planned from now until the com
meration ends on April 23,
Shakespeare’s birthday. The pro
gram includes lectures by famous
scholars, a play by one of Shake
speare’s contemporary p 1 a y -
wrights and lectures by local
fessor emeritus of English at
A&M, will deliver a lecture on
“Hamlet” at 4 p.m., Wednesday,
in the Memorial Student Center.
On Thursday Dr. Fred Ekfelt,
professor of English, will speak
on “Interpreters of ‘Hamlet’ ” in
the Memorial Student Center at
4 p.m.
The w T eek of April 13-18, the
Aggie players will present “Dr.
Faustus” in Guion Hall at 8 p.m.
nightly. The play, written by
Christopher Marlowe, will be pro
duced by C. K. Esten and di
rected by Vic Wiening.
A lecture on “King Lear” will
be given by Dr. Stewart Morgan,
former head of the Department
of English at 4 p.m. April 14.
April 17 a lecture by Dr. John
Paul Abbott on “Antony and Cleo
patra” will be presented at 4 p.m.
THE FINAL WEEK will see a
Graduate Lecture by Hardin
Craig, famous Shakespeare schol
ar from the Huntington Library
in Los Angeles, on April 20.
The lecture is scheduled at 8 p.m.
in the Physics Building, Room
Dr. Lloyd Taylor and George
Liccioni will discuss two of
Shakespeare’s most famous plays,
“Henry VIII” and “Richard III”
on April 23 at 4 p.m. in room
2C-D in the Memorial Student
In the MSC Assembly Room
at 8 p.m., the same day Victor
Wiening will direct scenes and
readings from Shakespeare.
During the commeration, dis
plays will be located in Cushing
Memorial Library, the Architect
ure Library and the third floor
of the Academic Building.
THE ENGLISH Society offi
cers are Joseph DePasqual presi
dent; Waylon Ward, vice presi
dent; William Buckellew, secre
tary, and Paul Humphries,
The Officer of the Texas A&M
Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta are
Craig Abbott, president; John
Hilliard, vice president; Alan
Love, secretary; Eldon Winters,
treasurer; Gary Underwood, his
torian, and Jerry Jessup, marshal.
She developed
cancer at 20
months, was
cured b y sur-
gery, and has
been free of the
disease for eight
years. Laura is
one of five cured
victims of cancer
chosen to appear
on the 1964 pos
ters and is one
of 1,200,000 Americans alive today
who have been cured of cancer.
The American Cancer Society
uses its funds to combat cancer
through research, public and pro
fessional education, and providing
services to combat the disease.
The society has estimated that if
each individual had a yearly
check-up, heeded the danger signs
of cancer, and took treatment, 90,-
000 more persons could be saved
from cancer in 1964 than were in
By The Associated Press
The military-civilian revolt which
ousted President Joao Goulart
came just a month before a
planned Communist push for pow
er in Brazil, the newspaper O
Globo said today.
NEW YORK — Ambassador
Henry Cabot Lodge has moved in
to first place in the preference of
the nation’s Republican voters, the
Gallup Poll reports.
In a nationwide survey complet
ed prior to his victory in the New
Hampshire primary, Lodge was
first choice of only 16 per cent of
the rank and file of his party.
Today he polls 42 per cent of the
vote of this group, nationally,
George Gallup says.
said Monday four handpicked div
ers will spend three weeks living
and working on the bottom of the
Atlantic this summer.
The four divers, one of them a
Navy doctor and three enlisted
men, will live in a 40-foot-long
laboratory 192 feet below the sur