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    Che Battalion
Volume 61
Number 32
Student Senate
Hears Lecture
On Blood Bank
The Student Senate heard a film
lecture Thursday night by Dr.
David Soules on the Wadley Re
search Institute and Blood Bank,
the group that is presently con
ducting the drive for donors on
the campus.
The Aggie Blood Drive, which
has already succeeded in securing
540 signees to give blood will con
tinue to take registrations until
Monday afternoon.
Soules reaffirmed the fact that
the Wadley Institute of Dallas will
have representatives in the Mem
orial Student Center Wednesday
and Thursday to receive the blood.
Anyone who has not signed up be
fore that time may still donate
on those days.
Soules outlined the method by
which all donors to the blood drive
will be able to receive blood dur
ing the following 365 days.
“Since we can keep blood for
only 21 days, each donor is credit
ed with having given one pint and
may receive some of the blood
from the blood reserve,” said
Dr. David Soules presents a plaque to Alan Peterson for the Aggie effort in last year’s drive.
There has been some misun
derstanding in this area over the
replacement of the blood in the
blood bank, and I think that this
trouble results from the fact that
someone didn’t accurately report
the number of pints received,” he
“Some of the banks that the
people in the area draw from re
quire a two-pint-for-one-pint re
placement. Although we require
only a one-for-one replacement, if
we are told the number of pints
needed for replacement, we will
supply the number requested,”
said Soules.
Soules went on to explain that
those students who needed to make
use of their credit in the Dallas
blood bank should get in touch
with the chairman of their drive,
who would report to the bank how
many to transfer. Alan Peterson
is the chairman of the A&M drive.
The senate was told that only 80
of A&M’s credits for the past
year had been called for use.
Alaminos Scientists Return
After Study Of Gulf Depths
Special Writer
Six research scientists of the
Department of Oceanography and
Meteorology have returned from a
two-week long-coring cruise in the
Gulf of Mexico aboard A&M’s R/V
This latest cruise, completed
April 9, was under the direction
of Dr. Maurice Ewing of the La
ment Geological Observatory which
is associated with Columbia Uni
versity, and John Antoine, research
scientist with the Department of
Oceanography and Meteorology.
“THE PRIMARY purpose of this
cruise was to leam from the per
sonnel of Lamont the techniques of
obtaining long cores from the deep-
Peter, Paul, Mary
Tickets Available
Tickets for the Town Hall pre- coast spots, including the home
sentation of “Peter, Paul and
Mary” will go on sale Monday
in the Memorial Student Center.
The folk trio’s appearance here,
April 30, was arranged apart from
the regularly scheduled Town Hall
program. Therefore, student acti
vity cards will not be honored.
General admission tickets will cost
$1-50, reserved seats $2.50 and
date tickets $1.
The trio drew 10,000 persons
at the second anniversary cele
bration of the innauguration of
the late President Kennedy. Since
then, they have performed on col
lege campuses and other coast-to-
By The Associated Press
DARWIN, Australia — Ameri
can woman flyer Joan Merriam de
cided Friday to relay her depar
ture to continue her world tour
from Darwin 24 hours because of
bad weather.
★ ★ ★
MOSCOW — Soviet Premier
Khrushchev got a 70th birth
day greeting Thursday from
China’s Mao Tze-tung that ex
pressed a conviction their dif
ferences are only temporary.
The greeting came as Khru
shchev gathered around him the
top Eastern European commun
ists to help celebrate his birth
day Friday — and to pool their
thoughts about Mao, who is 71.
heavy new earthquake in the North
Pacific 300 miles southwest of
Kodiak Island created a brief
tidal wave alarm Thursday but
fears were quickly quieted.
of President Johnson.
Their largest crowds have been
on college campuses, 9,800 at
the University of Kansas and 9,500
at the University of Maryland.
The two bearded gentlemen are
formally referred to as Peter Yar
row, a Cornell graduate, and Paul
Stookey, a native of Michigan.
Mary Allin Travers, the tall blond
who often accents her singing with
well-proportioned-body movements,
was born in Louisville, Ky.
The group has made the Top
10 several times with songs such
as “If I Had A Hammer,” “Blowin’
In the Wind,” “Stewball,” “Puff,
the Magic Dragon,” and ‘Go Tell
It on the Mountain.”
They were recently selected as
the best singing group in the 1964
Playboy Jazz Poll.
Local Scholar
Pamela Ann Lindsey of Col
lege Station has gained the
Dean’s Honor List for the
fall semester at Texas Tech.
Miss Lindsey a freshman is
the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Jim Lindsey. Her
father is Director of Infor
mation and Publications for
est section of the Gulf of Mexico,”
said William Bryant, research
scientist with the Department of
Oceanography and Meteorology.
He added that Lamont has done
more deep sea coring than any
other organization and is recog
nized as the world’s authority in
that field.
One of the flattest large areas
in the world, the abyssal plain of
the Sigsbee Deep in the Gulf of
Mexico was used for the research
operations. The area is about 120
miles wide by 200 miles long with
an extremely small gradient of only
1:8000 and is about 12,000 feet be
low the surface of the Gulf.
So far 21 knolls, some up to
1200 feet high, have been located
in this flat plain.
It is Dr. Ewing’s proposal that
these knolls, known as the Sigsbee
Knolls, are salt domes and are
underlain by salt dome deposits
which are part of a continuous bed
of salt that underlies the major
portion of the Gulf of Mexico.
Scientists hope to prove this
theory and others from information
gained from the 40-50-foot cores,
considered to be very long coming
from such depths.
BY USING an “Arcer,” an
acoustic reflection device built by
the Rayflex Company in Dallas,
researchers can determine the lay
ers and thickness of the beds, three
to five thousand feet below the
bottom of the Gulf.
The sounding section and part of
the receiving section of the “Arcer”
is trailed 400-500 feet behind the
ship. Two 8-foot sparks are gen
erated from two separate elec
trodes every four to six seconds,
producing sound waves which are
recorded and evaluated.
Cambridge Prof
To Address Grads
Cambridge University professor
J. A. Steers, whose geographical
studies have received wide recog
nition, will speak at 8 p.m. Mon
day at A&M University.
The Graduate College Lecture
will be given in the Biological
Sciences Lecture Room. “Recent
Vertical Movements of the Coast
of Great Britain” is Steers’ topic.
Educated at St. Catharine’s Col
lege, Cambridge, where he filled
various posts including that of
president, Steers is currently sen
ior fellow.
He is vice president of the
Royal Geographical Society which
in 1960 awarded him its Victoria
Medal for distinguished service.
He also has served on govern
mental and professional commit
tees concerned with wildlife con
servation, coastal preservation,
coastal flooding and sea defenses.
His published papers have ap
peared in various scientific pub
lications. He also is the author
or editor of eight books including
“The Unstable Earth” and “The
Sea Coast.”
The corings that were made on
this trip are now being processed
at the Lamont laboratories. They
will later be studied by scientists
of Lamont and the Department of
Oceanography and Meteorology.
Bryant said that another re
search cruise is scheduled in June
to sample the same general area.
Exec Committee Mum
On Date For Decision
About Political Clubs
Battalion News Editor
The date for a decision to
appeals by political clubs seek
ing official recognition on
campus remains uncertain,
Dean of Students James P Han-
nigan said Thursday night.
“No decision has been made and
I have no idea when one will be
forth coming,” Hannigan said. He
did say that the appeal is on the
agenda for the committee’s weekly
Monday meeting.
A joint appeal was made a
month and a half ago by represen
tatives of both the Young Demo
crats and the Young Republicans
for official sanction following an
Executive Committee decision de
nying recognition to both clubs.
A LETTER from Hannigan to
both club presidents said that the
decision of denial for official rec
ognition was reached because “it
is undesirable to have organiza
tions on university property en
gaging in partisan politics.”
The letter from Hannigan ex
plained that recognition was denied
on the basis of Article II of the
University Articles, and that the
administration felt that off-cam
pus organizations in the Brazos
County area provided enough faci
lities for political study by uni
versity students.
As a result of the Executive
Committee’s decision, both politi
cal organizations have had to move
their meetings off campus. Both
organizations have been long
awaiting the Executive Commit-
LBJ Confident;
Reviews Troubles
dent Johnson said Thursday the
nation’s economy and defense are
both in good shape. He came
closer than ever before to confirm
ing he’ll run for president in Nov
Johnson spoke at a far-rang
ing and heavily attended news
conference that was, as he took
note, well-advertised in advance
and carried live on radio and
He expressed hope for a nego
tiated settlement this week to end
the railroad strike threat. And
he called again for prompt pass
age of the civil rights bill now
being debated in the Senate.
“WE WILL pass the civil rights
bill because it is morally right,”
he said.
At the same time he deplored
extreme measures some advocates
of federal civil rights laws have
threatened measures that would
seek to dramatize their cause by
civil disobedience tactics.
“We do not, of course, condone
violence or taking the law into
your own hands, or threatening
the health or safety of our people,”
he said. “You really do the civil
rights cause no good when you go
to this extent.
“We do not think the violation
of one right, or the denial of one
right, should permit the violation
of another right.”
JOHNSON seemed relaxed and
confident as he talked, slowly and
Bank Holiday
Declared Tuesday
As Aggies everywhere muster
on April 21, several financial
establishments in the Bryan-Col-
lege Station area will close their
doors in observance of San Ja
cinto Day.
The following business will
observe San Jacinto Day as
a holiday and will not open for
business April 21: Bank of
Commerce, First Bank & Trust,
University National Bank, City
National Bank, First National
Bank, Bryan Building & Loan
Association, Community Savings
& Loan Association.
Business will be resumed as
usual Wednesday, April 22. San
Jacinto Day is an official bank
often with a half-smile, of the
problems facing him as president
and declared:
“I’m enjoying the job and I’m
prepared to continue.”
That was one of several refer
ences tying him closer to the al
most universally accepted belief
that the Democrats will nominate
him in August to run for presi
dent in November. Up to Thurs
day, however, he hadn’t admitted
even the possibility he might run.
Illness Cancels
Visit Of Librarian
The illness of Hardin Craig of
the Huntingdon Library in Cali
fornia has caused cancellation of
his lecture Monday as part of the
Shakespeare Commemoration at
Dr. A. L. Bennett of the Depart
ment of English and chairman of
the Shakespeare Commemoration
was notified of Craig’s illness.
“Mr. Craig will be hospitalized
for several weeks,” Bennett said.
tee’s decision concerning their ap
Both clubs appealed before the
Executive Committee which in
cludes the president, the deans and
university directors of instruction,
admission, extension and business
president of the Young Demo
crats, said that both he and Rob
ert B. Eubank, club president of
the Young Republicans, had tried
to convince the administration that
the political clubs existed only for
student political education outside
the classroom.
Bland said that as an unofficial
university club the group is denied
the right to meet in the Memorial
Student Center unless they rent a
room. Under that arrangement
they would only be able to rent
a room when an official organiza
tion didn’t have first call.
“FURTHERMORE, as an unof
ficial club we cannot use even the
most basic facilities of the MSC
such as typewriters and mimeo
graph machines—a facility that
is afforded official university
clubs,” said Bland. “This puts a
handicap on our activities as we
can hardly afford to have a com
mercial printer make up our club
Eubanks was unavailable for
comment Thursday night, but
Bland stressed that both organi
zations were cooperating to gain
recognition from the administra
Bulletin Outlines
Freshman English
High school students, teachers the Association of Texas Colleges
and counselors now have available
a comprehensive survey of fresh
man English programs at Texas
colleges and universities.
The new bulletin lists pertin
ent facts about first-year English
programs in 76 colleges and uni
The Texas Education Agency
Bulletin was a joint project of
the agency and a commission of
Film To Highlight
Central America
“Central America,” a color film
of the lands that link the Ameri
cas, will be shown by photographer
Dwight Nichols Friday at 8 p.m. in
the Ballroom of the Memorial Stu
dent Center.
The film-lecture is part of the
Pan American Week activities,
which will continue through to
morrow. Nichol’s visit is spon
sored by the MSC Great Issues
The program is one of a series
presented by Great Issues during
the 1963-64 school year. Tickets
will cost 50 cents, and Student
Activity Cards will be honored.
Nichols has made 19 trips to
Central America, spending almost
a quarter of a century photograph
ing countries south of the border.
The particular film to be shown
is the result of editing more than
25,000 feet of film. It starts with
a small village wedding and pro
gresses to the bustling life of the
more modem cities.
The program will portray an
cient ruins, jungle life, volcanoes,
the mahogany and banana indus
tries and a voyage through the
Panama Canal. It will deal with
the various types of societies that
populate these countries.
and Universities, A&M Dean of
Arts and Sciences Frank Hubert
said. He chaired the Commission
on School and College Relations
which participated in the project
and also chaired the advisory
“This publication is especially
valuable to students, as the fresh
man English course forms a corn
erstone of the academic program,”
Hubert said.
The bulletin is described by Dr.
J. W. Edgar, state commissioner
of education, as “an invaluable
guide to secondary school teachers
and counselors, to high school stu
dents planning to attend college,
and to the colleges and universities
Lee J. Martin who supervises
freshman English programs at
A&M served as general editor of
the 186-page bulletin.
The publication, “Freshmen Eng
lish Course Descriptions, Texas
Colleges and Universities,” is a-
vailable as Bulletin 645 of the Tex
as Education Agency, Austin.
Sen. Moore Sets
Education Talk
State Senator William (Bill)
Moore of Bryan will speak at 8
p.m. Tuesday to a combined meet
ing of two A&M University facul
ty organizations. His topic is “A
Legislator’s View of the Problems
of Higher Education” for the
meeting in the Memorial Student
Center Assembly Room.
Plans for the meeting were an
nounced jointly by President Edwin
Doran of the American Association
of University Professors chapter
and President George M. Krise of
the Texas Association of College
Teachers unit.
‘Man Your Manners’
The second “Man Your Manners” panel will
be presented Tuesday at 7:30 p. m. in the
YMCA Building. The Texas Woman’s Uni
versity members include left to right, Carol
Nevils, Elaine Meeks and Jane Sullins. Not
pictured is Nanette Gabriel.