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COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS FRIDAY, MAY 15, 1963
CIVILIANS DO IT AGAIN!
. . . Bill Gibbs, senior PE major, prepares to vote
Ex-Commandant To Speak
At Commissioning Ceremony
Civilians Take Lead
In Senate Election
Gen. Guy S. Meloy, Jr., (retired)
of San Antonio -will return to the
A&M University campus May 23
to speak at commissioning exer
cises, Col. D. L. Baker, command
General Meloy was commandant
here in 1946-48.
More than 160 seniors among
the 850 candidates for degrees at
Commencement May 23 have ap
plied for commissions as regular
or reserve officers in the armed
To be awarded at the commis
sioning exercises at 3:30 p.m. in
G. Rollie White Coliseum are ap
proximately 100 Army commis
sions, 60 Air Force, 3 Marine and
Gen. Meloy retired last July 31
and now serves as regional vice
president for Freedoms Founda
tion at Valley Forge, Pa.
The general’s final assignment
included three commands in the
Far East. He was commander-in
chief, United Nations Command;
commander, U. S. Forces Korea;
By The Associated Press
VIENTIANE, Laos — Pro-Com
munist Pathet Lao forces severe
ly mauled a right-wing raider force
withdrawing after recent fighting
in a remote jungle area near the
border with Communist North Viet
Nam, Western military sources
The sources reported the right
ist force of about 1,200 men suf
fered 25 per cent casualties. If
confirmed, this could be the worst
setback suffered by the rightists
in the entire Laotian civil war.
U. S. NEWS
WASHINGTON — Secretary of
Defense Robert S. McNamara said
Thursday it may be necessary to
send more U. S. troops to South
Viet Nam on training missions be
cause of stepped-up Communist
guerrilla terror attacks.
And it may be necessary later
to reconsider American plans to
withdraw most of the 15,000-man
U. S. force from South Viet Nam
by the end of next year, McNa
mara told newsmen at the White
EDINBURG — The 21,000 resi
dents of this Lower Rio Grande
Valley city were jumpy Thursday
night because there were 10 to 20
rattlesnakes loose in town.
Someone, possibly a practical
joker, released 25 to 35 of the
snakes from a wooden box Wed
nesday, and the best efforts of
snake hunters have resulted in
the killing of only 15.
and commanding general Eighth
U. S. Army.
Meloy was commissioned a sec
ond lieutenant of infantry upon
graduation from West Point in
1927, and in the 1930s was as
signed to the first tank destroyer
battalion organized in the Army.
He was one of the first five
officers joining the Tank Destroyer
Center at Ft. Hood early in 1942
and became chief of staff there
before going to Europe with the
103rd Infantry Division.
His assignment to A&M fol
lowed brief tours with army
aviation and airborne units.
General Meloy commanded the
19th Infantry Regiment of the 24th
Infantry Division until wounded
early in the Korean fighting.
Later assignments include com
mandant of the Infantry School,
commanding general of the First
Infantry Division in Europe and
chief of information. Department
of the Army.
He was promoted to the rank
of lieutenant general Oct. 1, 1958
and took command of the Fourth
U. S. Army with headquarters at
Ft. Sam Houston.
WASHINGTON LP> — As any
spy can plainly see, everything
is outwardly peaceful at the string
of U. S. military bases dotting
In brief, on the basis of on-
the-spot inspection, the United
States seemingly is not prepar
ing to give open armed support
to raids by Cuban exiles against
Fidel Castro’s Communist Cuba.
One such raid against Port
Pilon in Oriente Province was
announced Wednesday by an ex
ile group in Miami, Fla., and sub
sequently confirmed by Prime Min
A State Department spokesman
denied Thursday that there was
any U. S. involvement in the Pilon
raid. He denied also that the fo
ray was financed by the U. S.
Central Intelligence Agency.
Despite the absence of warlike
preparations in Florida, there are
still a couple mysteries about the
The raiders came in from the
sea and disappeared into the sea
after, the exile group reported,
linking up briefly with guerrillas
The raiders said they landed at
3:50 a.m., fought for three hours
and left. That would have placed
their departure well after dawn.
Where did they go? There is
n’t much place to hide around those
parts and, presumably, they could
have been tracked from the air.
Europe before assuming his final
His lengthy list of citations and
decorations include the Distin
guished Service Medal, Legion of
Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster,
Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf
Cluster, Commendation Ribbon
with Medal Pendant, Purple Heart
and decorations from foreign coun
The YMCA neds 20 counselors
to fill positions at the eleventh
annual Freshman Camp to be held
at the Lakeview Methodist As
sembly Grounds near Palestine,
The camp uses a total of 60
counselors and all positions are
filled but 20, said J. Gordon Gay,
coordinator of religious life. Those
interested may pick up applications
at the front desk in the YMCA
Oriente is the easternmost of
Cuba’s provinces and the site of
the U. S. naval base at Guantan
Still, it is extremely doubtful
that the United States would
openly permit the raiders to en
ter that harbor, which is over
looked by Cuban observation posts.
WASHINGTON <dP) _ The
United States has imposed new
controls on food and medicine
shipments to Cuba. These are the
only goods exempted from an em
bargo on U. S.-Cuban trade.
This country also disclaimed any
involvement in what Cuban exile
forces in Florida described as the
opening attack in their “war”
against Fidel Castro’s Communist
In another development, Bra
zil’s break-off of diplomatic re
lations with Castro spurred a
move in the Organization of Amer
ican States to isolate Cuba com
pletely from the other Latin-
The Commerce Department an
nounced Thursday that hereafter
licenses will be required for the
sale of food and medicines to Cuba.
The items were exempted on hu
manitarian grounds when the Unit-
With the largest turnout
ever for a Student Senate
School Election, the civilian
faction of the A&M Univer
sity student body captured a
majority of positions for the
1964-65 school year. The civil
ians took 15 out of the 26 posi
tions, in what Shelly Vaselka,
election commission chairman, call
ed “a record turnout for this elec
tion.” Vaselka said 1500-1700
votes were cast.
The contest was marked by
vigorous campaigning, both on an
individual and Corps vs. Civilian
basis. Campaign cards, lists of
“approved candidates” and a car
with a loudspeaker highlighted the
pre-election sparring. No mention
was made of who approved the
candidates on the lists, but it was
considered an attempt to promote
Donald R. Warren, economics
major from Richardson, was elect
ed to the senior representative
spot for the College of Arts and
Sciences. Terry R. Norman will
represent the junior class and
Louis K. Obdyke will be the soph
omore delegate for that college.
Norman is from Eden and a pre
law student; Obdyke is a pre
medical student from San Antonio.
In the College of Engineering,
Robert G. Lee won the senior
representative position. Lee is an
architecture major from Pleasan
ton. The junior engineering spot
went to Michael L. Raybourne of
Jacksonville, Fla. Raybourne is
also an architecture major. Paul
Bettige, a write in candidate, will
be the sophomore representative
for the College of Engineering for
next year. He is majoring in
chemical engineering and is from
The Freshman Camp is a $4,000
operation which has been planned
and operated for the students who
attend. The freshman will meet
future classmates in discussions,
sports and other activities. Gay
said 200 incoming freshmen are
expected this year.
Clif Emerson is overall chair
man for the fish camp. Eddie
Carpenter and J. B. Vine are co-
chairmen for the event.
Upperclassmen, students leaders,
college officials, faculty and staff
attend the camp to discuss the
many phases of life at A&M.
The camp costs the freshman
$16.50 for three days and nights,
transportation to and from the
camp and insurance for the trip.
Gay said that a large group of
the students who have attended the
camp have finish at A&M although
some of those who attend drop out
of school for financial or scholastic
Applications for the counselor
posts need to be in the YMCA
by Thursday, Gay said. Inter
views are being conducted for the
ed States banned exports to Cuba
in October 1960.
The action followed the dis
closure that Cuba has been mak
ing overtures for the purchase
from American firms of about $10
million worth of medicines and
A department spokesman said
the license requirement is not an
“We merely want to put these
things under surveillance,” he said.
U. S. officials were reported
puzzled by Cuba’s interest in such
a large amount of pharmaceuti
cals, especially in view of the $29
million worth they obtained from
this country last year as ransom
for the Bay of Pigs prisoners.
The State Department denied
Castro’s charge that the U. S.
government had a hand in the
raid on a sugar mill and port
in eastern Cuba.
In the College of Agriculture,
the 1964-65 senior delegate will
be Travis T. Voelkel. Voelkel
comes from Brenham and is an
animal husbandry major. Roland
D. Smith of Lawn is the junior
representative-elect. He is an
Due to their names being mis
placed on the voting machines, the
College of Agriculture sophomore
representative candidates will take
part in a special election to be
held next week. Eugene L. Riser
and Eddie Joe Davis are the two
A revised promotion procedure
will be introduced during a general
assembly of faculty members at
4 p.m. Tuesday in Guion Hall.
University faculty will be asked
to select four faculty members
from 12 nominees to serve on a
nine-member committee. Four ad
ditional faculty members have been
appointed by deans of various col
leges, and another has been ap
pointed by President Rudder to
Awards 4 Grants
For A&M Seniors
A $2,500 grant covering four
$625 engineering scholarships for
A&M University seniors was
awarded by The Alcoa Founda
tion this week.
Jqe E. Yates, works manager at
Alcoa’s Rockdale plant, presented
the check to A&M President Earl
“We appreciate not only the
money but the confidence Alcoa
has placed in us,” President Rud
“Institutions such as Texas
A&M,” Yates said, “have major
importance in strengthening edu
cational programs of our nation.
The Alcoa Foundation is pleased to
assist in this endeavor.”
Yates also cited Alcoa’s “good
experience” with A&M graduates.
While on the campus Yates vis
ited current holders of the Alcoa
Foundation Scholarships: Jeffrey
C. Harp of Houston, Michael A.
McBrayer of San Antonio, Alan W.
Myers of Hearne pnd Richard E.
Rubac of Temple.
The Alcoa Foundation, in nine
years of operation, has made mul
timillion dollar grants to colleges
and universities through scholar
ships, fellowships, summer profes
sorships, unrestricted grants and
serve as chairman.
The nine-member group will pro
hopefuls. The exact date for the
special election will be announced
Two positions were decided in
the College of Veterinary Medi
cine representatives election. Keith
A. Clark of Marble Falls will be
the senior delegate and James Kel
ly of Abilene will represent the
In the election commission elec
tion, five students are elected from
each of the three returning classes.
The civilian students captured
vide a committee of deans recom
mendations on faculty promotions
by Sept. 15. The deans, in turn,
will file their recommendations on
salary adjustments and promotions
by Oct. 15.
Faculty promotions are usually
considered by the Board of Di
rectors at the January meeting.
The new titles become effective
the following September.
Ballots will be' available at the
Guion Hall meeting Tuesday. The
Association of Former Students
will present $1,000 awards to
eight faculty-staff members at the
Dr. A. A. Price, dean of veteri
nary medicine, said any faculty
member wishing to cast an absen
tee vote may pick up a ballot from
offices of the dean of instruction,
dean of graduate college or dean
of veterinary medicine Monday
through Tuesday morning.
All ballots must be submitted
not later than 5 p.m. Wednesday.
To Receive Grant
Eight A&M faculty members
will receive a total of $8,000 from
the A&M Former Students As
sociation at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
awards of $1,000 each will go to
eight faculty and staff members
for outstanding work in research,
teaching, student relations and ex
Each of the award winners also
will receive a gold engraved watch.
Names of the recipients remain
secret until the Tuesday meeting.
John Lindsey of Houston, presi
dent of the former students, will
make the presentations.
Another portion of the general
faculty-staff session will honor
Both Dr. M. T. Harrington, chan
cellor, and A&M President Earl
Rudder will comment on the
eight of the 15 election commission
Jim Benson, Richard Moore and
Donald R. Warren are the civilians
who will represent the Class of ’65
on the commission. Benson is a
native of Nacogdoches and is an
accounting major. Moore is from
San Antonio and is majoring in
architecture. Warren is also the
newly elected senior representative
from the College of Arts and Sci
ences to the student senate.
The Corps members elected as
the senior election commission
members are Lovell W. Aldrich
and Charles E. Wallace. Aldrich
is a finance major from San An
tonio and Wallace is a civil engi
neering major from Fort Worth.
In the junior commission mem
ber race, the civilians elected were
David V. Gibson and James G.
Hooten. Michael O. Beck, Paul
R. Studley and Andrew C. Salge
were the Corps members receiving
Cam Fannin and Jack E. Myers
were Corps members elected, to
sophomore positions, while John R.
Choate, Tommy H. Goodwin and
George Thomas Moench will be
civilian sophomore delegates to the
At Steak Fry
The YMCA held its annual steak
fry and installation of officers in
Hensel Park Thursday night.
The newly elected officers and
members of the YMCA heard Oli
ver Smith, regional YMCA direc
tor from Dallas, speak on the char
acteristics of leadership. Smith
said leaders must have energy, en
thusiasm and endurance.
Rev. Arthur Smith, instructor at
the Baptist Student Union, issued
the challenge to the newly elected
officers. Rev. Smith said all men
who are great and all who are
criminals have at some time been
the same age as the officers. He
challenged the officers to work
for the path which will best bene
fit the YMCA.
Lani Jackson, out-going presi
dent of the ‘Y’, reviewed the ac
tivities of the past year. Don War
ren, newly elected president, was
installed and gave an incoming
speech on the proposed 1964-65
Other officers installed were Ed
die Carpenter as vice - president,
Don Dietz as program chairman,
Dave Graham as secretary, David
Gardner as treasurer, Willie Janik
as representative to the Advisory
Board, Bill Mason as senior repre
sentative, Eddie Sherrill as junior
representative and Russ Van Hel-
len as sophomore representative.
New CSC Officers Installed
Richard Moore, outgoing- Civilian Student parliamentarian; Terry Norman, recording
Council president, left, hands over the gavel secretray; Jim Benson, vice-president; and
to Paul Oliver, new president. Other new Travis Voelkel, corresponding secretary,
officers, sitting left to right: Don Carter,
General Meloy again served in
All Seems Quiet
At Florida Bases
For YMCA Camp
New Controls Imposed
On Cuban Food, Medicine
Faculty To Review