The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 09, 1964, Image 2

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THE BATTALION Page 2 College Station, Texas Thursday, April 9, 1964 ALL ABOARD, AGGIES CADET SLOUCH by Jim Earle Penny Pinching Aggies Might Take On Mexico CW'lii Don AN ERO ? Mitt ■ ^ -. • - - --v. - v ‘You gotta hand it to ’em—They know how to advertise!” Sound Off Editor, The Battalion: For four years the water tower behind the Mechanical En gineering shops has been allowed to fade to the point where it is almost illegible. This has long been recognized as one of the landmarkers of the campus, and in its present state, is not a very Bulletin Board THURSDAY Hometown Clubs Amarillo will meet in the And erson Room, YMCA Building at 7:30 p.m. Bay Area will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Room 203, Academic Building. Eagle Pass will meet in the Art Room, M. S. C. at 7:30 p.m. El Paso will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Room 3-B, M.S.C. Laredo will meet in Room 3-C, M.S.C. at 7:30 p.m. Marshall will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Brooks Room, YMCA Build- > ing. Mid-County will meet in Room 206, Academic Building at 7:30 p.m. Rio Grande will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Room 208, Academic Building. Spring Branch will meet in Room 205, Academic Building at 7:30 p.m. Waco-McLennan County will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Cabinet Room, YMCA Building. Williamson County will meet in Room 2-D, M.S.C. at 7:30 p.m. favorable first impression to visit ors. I would like to propose that the tower be repainted, to include the branch insigna around the top, in preparation for Mother’s Day so that once again visitors to Aggieland will have a proper wel come. Mark Jackson, ’64 Ditto Above, Recently The Battalion propos ed that the Student Body show its appreciation to the excellent job done by Shelby Metcalf and his SWC Basketball Champions by collecting enough money to buy Coach Metcalf a new car. Most people agreed with The Batt and gave the Champ Fund their init ial support. However, this sup port lasted only until The Batt editorial was deposited in the nearest circular file. To date, only one outfit on campus has delivered their contribution to The Batt office. This is really outstanding ex ample of-the Aggie Spirit. Why go to the trouble of beginning a project if we do not have any intention of seeing it through ? I can’t help wondering how Coach Metcalf feels after reading the advance publicity of the Champ Fund and then watching it lapse into another good idea that was never carried out. Aggies, let’s see this one through and prove to Coach Met calf and the basketball team that the Aggie Spirit is not a sea sonal devotion to a winning cause. Mark Jackson, ’64 Editor’s Note: This is the third of a series of three articles by J. Donald Deliz, Department of Modern Language, discussing travel and fea tures of travel which Aggies might enjoy for a summer vacation. Deliz was asked to write the series, because he has traveled in much the same manner a student would enjoy traveling. By J. DONALD DELIZ A most favored factor for the Aggie setting his sights on travel abroad is our propinquity to Mexico. When you consider the present inflationary price spirals in Europe and the old Asiatic proverb that says: “When my purse is heavier I will find travel lighter,” many an Ag might very well choose Mexico as the place to break-in his traveling legs. One can just hear the sonic-boom type response to this proposal, “But that’s not travel!” Agreed, it isn’t when you’ve only been to the border, for just as you can’t tell a book by its cover; you can’t tell a country by its border. Or, as one traveler once confidentially hiccupped, “The resemblance be tween the interior of Mexico and its border is purely alcoholic.” There are many plans which provide for some formal study while you’re there and this is good interest for the money spent. There are two plans for the living quarters which you can follow if you attend school. One, the free lance system is where you can stay at a hotel and forage the restaurants for meals. The other is the plan whereby you can board with a family. A lot of the specific informa tion as to where to apply for either plan can be found on the bulletin board outside the Department of Modern Languages Office on the first floor of the Academic Building. The best tip ever received from a waitress in Mexico City was “never to hang around with Ameri cans when in a foreign country.” At first, one might feel the usual indignance at having his countrymen maligned. However, after a sensible appraisal of this caution, one should accept that she was right. There are two things to do about trouble in a foreign country. The first, is to avoid it at all costs. You’re a guest in that country and whether you like it or not, you’re representing what is known to the world outside our boundries as “Americans.” The second, is if you are in a jam and unfortunately Through the University, I got a place with room and board for seventy dollars (U.S.) a month. It was located in the Lomas, a high class district near Chapultepec Park. . We spoke only in Spanish in the house, and it was all very formal. My learning really progressed. The family I was staying with told me why the girls at the opera had been so insulted at the harm less remarks called out by my former friends. It seems that Latin American girls don’t “go-steady” or date with boys alone. Dates are never made with a person not well known to the family, and the couple is always escorted by a third party. Great respect is shown to girls and they are very much more protected than girls over here. The incident I referred to happened a few years back, and I understand that now double dating is allowed in some families if the dates are well known to the family. I’m glad of this change because it was more than a little expensive taking old Aunt Maria along with her smile when I dated. Assn. Grad Wives Slate Style Show Ferreri’s Triangle Restaurant Try Our New SECRETARY SPECIAL Monday Thru Friday The SECRETARY SPECIAL is a quick, low calorie meal which gives you time to shop during your noon hour. Book Your Banquets and Special Parties Early. Accomodations From 10 to 200 Persons THE BATTALION Opinions expressed in The Battalion are those of the student writers only. The Battalion is a non tax-supported, non-profit, self-supporting educational enterprise edited and operated by students as a university and community news paper and is under the supervision of the director of Stu dent Publications at Texas A&M University. Members of the Student Publications Board are James L. Lindsey, chairman ; Delbert Juire, College of Arts and Sciences; J. A. Orr, College of Engineering; J. M. :omb. College of Agriculture; and Dr. El. D. McMurry, College of Veterinary Medicine. Battalion, Th. tion, 1 ber through May, and once a week during summer sc student newspaper at Texas A&M is s daily except Saturday, Sunday, rh paper at Texas A&M Is published in Colleg* Sunday, and Monday, and holiday periods. Septem- chool. The dispatc ■pontaneoi in are alsc m i ved. republication of all news and local news of other matter here- Second-Class postage pah at College Station, Texas MEMBER: The Associated Press Texas Press Assn. Represented nationally by National advertising Service, Inc., New York City, Chicago, Los An- cage, Los An geles and San Francisco. full year, on request. News contributions may be made by telephoning VI 6-6618 or VI 6-4910 or at orial office. Room 4, YMCA Building. For advertising or delivery call VI 6-6 the 415. DAN LOUIS JR EDITOR Ronnie Fann Managing Editor Jim Butler Sports Editor Marvin Schultz, Maynard Rogers Asst. Sports Editors Glenn Dromgoole, John Wright News Editors Mike Reynolds, Bob Schulz, Clovis McCallister, Ray Harris, Larry Jerden Staff Waiters Herky Killingsworth, Ken Coppage _ Photographers The Association of Graduate Student Wives will have a style show of “self-made” garments during the April 14 meeting. The meeting will be held in the Gay Room of the Y.M.C.A. Building at 8:00 p.m. All those interested in modeling please call Lydia Jul- lienne at VI 6-5826. Plans will also be given for thp family pi£nie ta^fletheld at Hensel Park in Area 2 on April 25 at 10:00 a.m. and a dance to be held May 9 at the Bryan Saddle Club. A social hour with refreshments will follow the meeting. All those eligible are urged to attend.. Attention Aggies Candidates for Vanity Fair for the Aggieland ’64 can be entered at the Office of Student Publications in the basement of the Y.M.C.A. A portrait and 2 snapshots with vital statistics should be included. The deadline for turning in pictures will be May 1st. FRIDAY ‘‘THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE” SATURDAY ‘SERGEANT WAS A LADY” Saturday Nile Preview also Sunday “NOTORIOUS LANDLADY” GRADUATING SENIORS —are you in need of a car? There is no need to wait if you have a military con tract or a job commitment. Come in today — “Test Drive” the “Really Hot One”—the 1964 Plymouth. Brazos Motor Co. ‘Serving the Brazos Valley for 41 years’ 1211 Texas Ave. TA 2-7009 Bryan, Texas TA 2-1965 Plymouth - Valiant - Studebaker AGGIELAND PICTURES FOR CADET STAFFS (1) Group pictures will be taken of each staff this year for use on the staff’s pages in the AGGIELAND ’64. They will be made at the Memorial Student Center between 1700 and 1800 hours, according to the schedule below. (2) Uniform for seniors will be dark green shirts, pink boot pants and boots. Uniforms for juniors will be dark green shirts and trousers (Capt. Midnight). G-H hats will be worn. (3) Schedule: The staffs listed under “A” will assemble on the front porch of the M.S.C. on the appointed day promptly at 1700 hours. The staffs listed under “B” will appear at 1720 hours. DATE »&) Thuxs., April 9 Fri., April 10 Tues., April 14 ■ Wed., April 15 Thurs., April 16 l$t, Wing, 4th. Gp. 6th. Batt., 4th.’ Batt. ist. Bgd., 3rd. Batt. Corps Staff 3rd. Bgd., 2nd. Batt. 2nd. Wing 5th. Batt. 3rd. Gp. Band Staff 2nd. Gp. Gordon McLendon Your Candidate for the U. S. Senate in the May 2 Democratic Primary BELIEVES • CIVIL RIGHTS—Equal educational and voting rights for all, but firm opposition to attempts to deprive anyone of the rights of trial by jury, private property and civil liberties. JOB OPPORTUNITIES — Free busi ness from bureaucratic restraints in order to promote business ex pansion and thus create greater employment. • MEDICAL CARE FOR THE AGED— Retain the right of the aged to select their own doctor and hos pital as outlined in the provisions of the Kerr-Mills law and the Texas-65 program. • FEDERAL AID TO EDUCATION — Staunch opposition to federal aid to and control over schools, and encouragement of a realistic tax exemption for families supporting students in higher education. Gordon McLendon Democratic Candidate For U. S. Senator Vote for Cordon McLendon All Texans will be proud you did Political Adv. paid for by McLendon Committee, George Sandlin, campaign director Reynolds 9 Rap by Mike Reynolds Pu get arrested, get in touch with the U. S. consulate in that country immediately. Drawing from personal adventure, the first curious experience that I ever had in seeing the dangers of banding together with “Americans” was in Mexico City where I went with the intention pf perfecting my Spanish. I dutifully enrolled at the University of Mexico, but I stayed in a hotel in the tourist district. After classes, I would hear only English spoken and the customs of Mexico criticized. Thinking this to be “the most,” I joined in. Before you know it, I was forgetting about Spanish and cutting classes. When preliminary grades came out, I realized that there was no reward in this pastime. I could have stayed at home and done this! There also was an incident in which some of the boys had called out comments to some teenage girls in front of the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Opera House) and they had been taken into custody. I was glad that I had not been involved, for they had to get in touch with the U. S. Consulate, and their parents had to be contacted to get out of it. After this frightening happening, I embarked on a plan of really learning something. Strangely enough, it was more fun! It seems that in all of the fuss over coeds and the like this year, the Aggies sat by and an other tradition passed away. I cannot say that they sat by and watched another tradition pass away because I know of very few people that are even aware of the fact that it is gone. How many people have crossed the campus at night and noticed that Prexy’s Moon no longer shines ? The bare bulb above the dull brass dome of the Aca demic Building that shed its light on the A&M campus for many years now is just a memory in the back on a lot of people’s minds. As far as I can remember, it has not burned this school year and the majority of the spring semester last year. Just what happened to it anyway? Some people have expressed the belief that the “moon” is gone because the “Prexy” President Earl Rudder has not lived on the campus since his home was Jes- stroyed by fire last winter. Others shrug and say to them selves that its just become too much trouble to climb up there and replace the light everytime someone takes a notion to shoot it out. CAPE An unn japsule ■' by a Tii dome topped by a bare eletfe light bulb that Aggies used: U shoot out regularly.” 81 j n g start Regardless of the explanat. ing two absence, for its the fact thi a similar One football player of theClai of ’46 stated that the bright k con used to be the only meai. that poor wandering fresh® had of finding the campus agar after being “aired out.” An air-out took place one nigi; during the spring semester wk upperclassmen became tired of tl freshmen’s presence and in ok mass movement chased them inti the Brazos River bottoms ani kept them from returning until the wee hours of the morning. The “moon” hasn’t been putti such use for some time, yeti! was a land mark of the canp and as such it has dissappean: from our campus and from Aggi land as the exes recall it. Could it be that folks around here became ashamed of this landmark of the campus after those guys at Time Magazine poked this remark in our faces. “Center of the campus is the Academic Building, with an odd Oh well, maybe the price o! bulbs is being saved to help pay for the repainting of our water tower whose paint-job has fallen into such ill repair. A close look at both of these events wouldn't hurt anyone. It might even tog at the heart-strings too. Analys it used to be a target for Aggi marksmanship remains. I lay light an talked to exes who recalled nipt: : j n g sche of boredom when they wont letermim climb to the roofs of Puryearaa mission Law Halls to see who could ps the light out first. amber or The P' its debut off at countdow pound s] path rai miles hig ‘We’ve beaut,” rector, 1 six mint Williar ence late miles hi; of faste speed, manned easily co on-board Projec thews t( stone in Gemini i fidently listic spt mer anc nauts lai Becaus gineering made to from thi WANTED anyone to come by and register for $60 REWARD of your favorite merchandise Don’t forget that you must register every week even though you have filled out the per manent questionnaire. Anyone can still enter . . . just stop by Lou’s . . . complete the questionnaire . . . and sign the register. Loupot; book and clothing shop at the North Gate VI 6-6312 The e 11,500 i bit and ' agency’s work foi bit befor radio be The s circle th 3% day: result oi is the launched hind the giant bm January. The S mostly c consider* a U. S. on the n The ( many dr manned man tei orbits la hours, t< The s 1965, wi the thin working informal actions flight. m Atte Dr. A College , A&M TJ lanta, G “Civil : narlan.” SUMMER JOBS for STUDENTS NEW S'64 directory lists 20,000 summer job openings in 50 states. MALE or FEMALE. Un precedented research for students includes exact pay rates and job details. Names employers and their addresses for hiring in industry, summer camps, national parks, resorts, etc., etc., etc. Hurry!! jobs filied early. Send two dollars. Satis faction guaranteed. Send to: Summer Jobs Direc tory—P. O. Box 13593—Phoenix, Arizona. JOBS ABROAD STUDENTS & TEACHERS Largest NEW directory. Lists hundreds of permanent career opportunities in Europe, South America, Africa and the Pacific, for MALE or FEMALE. Totals 50 countries. Gives specific addresses and names prospective U.S. employers with foreign subsidiaries. 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