The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 15, 1964, Image 1

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Rollie White Coliseum are ap proximately 100 Army commis sions, 60 Air Force, 3 Marine and 1 Navy. 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; Wire Review By The Associated Press WORLD NEWS 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 said Thursday. 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 House. TEXAS NEWS 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 Florida. 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 ister Castro. 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 Pilon raid. The raiders came in from the sea and disappeared into the sea after, the exile group reported, linking up briefly with guerrillas ashore. 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 command. 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 tries. 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, Sept. 5-8. 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 Building. Oriente is the easternmost of Cuba’s provinces and the site of the U. S. naval base at Guantan amo Bay. 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 regime. 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- American nations. 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 block voting. 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 Yoakum. 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 reasons. Applications for the counselor posts need to be in the YMCA by Thursday, Gay said. Inter views are being conducted for the prospective counselors. 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 drugs. A department spokesman said the license requirement is not an embargo. “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 agronomy major. 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 Alcoa Foundation 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 Rudder. “We appreciate not only the money but the confidence Alcoa has placed in us,” President Rud der said. “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 special endowments, serve as chairman. The nine-member group will pro hopefuls. The exact date for the special election will be announced later. 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 juniors. 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 time. 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. Faculty Members 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. Distinguished achievement awards of $1,000 each will go to eight faculty and staff members for outstanding work in research, teaching, student relations and ex tension service. 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 retiring personnel. Both Dr. M. T. Harrington, chan cellor, and A&M President Earl Rudder will comment on the 1963-64 year. eight of the 15 election commission positions. 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 junior spots. 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 election commission. YMCAlnstalls New Officers 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 YMCA programs. 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 Counselors Needed For YMCA Camp New Controls Imposed On Cuban Food, Medicine Faculty To Review Promotion System