The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, June 04, 1964, Image 1

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Statewide 4-H’ers
Meet At Roundup
Tuesday and Wednesday, the
campus was alive with activities
of the Texas 4-H Roundup. Round
up, a gathering of outstanding
Texas 4-H Club members in com
petition for top place in the state
contests is held annually on the
A&M campus.
The festivities officially began
with a barbecue sponsored by the
Texas 4-H Youth Development
Foundation, and was attended by
more than 3,000 4-H members,
leaders and friends of 4-H.
In an opening ceremony in Kyle
Field Tuesday night, president
Earl Rudder welcomed the 2,000
4-H members and leaders to the
campus and complimented the
many friends of 4-H for the end
less hours they have spent promot
ing 4-H work; hours which could
have been spent fishing or in a
rocking chair.
After greetings by Dr. R. E. Pat
terson, dean, College of Agricul
ture and M. T. Harrington, chan
cellor of the Texas A&M Univer
sity System, John E. Hutchison,
director of the Agricultural Exten
sion Service introduced some of the
System and University staff mem
bers to the group.
Several area individuals, organi
zations and news media men were
presented Texas 4-H Youth Devel
opment Foundation awards Tues
day night.
Receiving one of the 12 indi
vidual awards for outstanding
work in promoting 4-H work in
District 11 was Sherman Clark,
manager, Agricultural Department,
Texas Gulf Sulphur Co., Houston.
Houston Lighting and Power
Company received the organization
News media representatives re
ceiving awards were Robert S.
Gray, editor and publisher, Texas
and Southwestern Horseman,
Houston and Elmer Summers, farm
editor, Houston Chronicle.
Tuesday night, club members
Geology Students
Hold Field Class
Ten A&M University students
from the Department of Geology
and Geophysics are undergoing a
field geology course at Junction.
They are one of three groups
using facilities at the A&M Ad
The others are a record number
of almost 200 freshmen for a six-
week program of regular univer
sity courses and another 30 civil
engineering students registered
for a summer surveying practice
The field geology course taught
by Associate Professor Karl J.
Koenig is required of geology
majors and normally is taken be
tween the junior and senior years.
“The basic purpose is to acquaint
students with practical work in
the field,” he said.
Institute To Show
Radioisotope Film
Two films about radioisotopes
will be shown Monday as the sec
ond weekly program sponsored by
the National Science Foundation
Summer Institute.
The public is invited to the
program scheduled at 8 p.m. Mon
day in Room 113, Biological Sci
ences Building.
Dr. John D. Randall will show
the films “Industrial Application
of Radioisotopes” and “Radioiso
tope Methodology” and will ans
wer questions. He is an assistant
professor in the Department of
Nuclear Engineering.
and leaders joined together for a
night of square dancing, folk
games, bowling or watching Share-
the-Fun acts.
Over 1,400 young people entered
the 31 contests. The contests this
year included three new ones, civil
defense, clothing education and
money management.
Wednesday night about 100
young people, winners in the con
tests, were honored at a banquet
in Sbisa Hall. Donors of contests
awards were also recognized at the
The two-day event closed Thurs
day morning following breakfast.
Che Battalion
Volume 61
Number 52
Summer Term Enrollment
Reaches New High: 3,571
Aggies Injured
When Auto Hits
Campus Tree
Two 23-year-old Aggies from
Honduros are reported in “good”
condition in the University Hospi
tal after their automobile struck
a campus tree Tuesday.
Admitted to the hospital were
Rafael Weddle (the driver) and
Carlos H. Matamoros, the only
passenger. Both are from Cholu-
teca, Honduras, and have attended
A&M but have not yet regist
ered for the summer session.
Hospital attendants said Weddle
had lacerations of the knee and
Matamoros has lacerations of the
knee, thigh and forehead. X-rays
were being studied today.
Campus Security Director Ed E.
Powell said investigation showed
Weddle was driving onto Ross
from Houston Street in front of
Milner Hall and near the Exchange
Store, when the car failed to make
the curve.
Damage to the 1959 sedan was
estimated at $1,500.
‘Student Programs’ Announces
Additional Movie Entertainment
Wallace Johnston, of the Stu
dent Programs Office announced
that on Saturday mornings at 10
a.m., there will be movies for
children in the Ballroom of the
Memorial Student Center during
the summer.
Johnston also announced that on
Saturday nights, at 7 p.m. there
will be adult action movies in
the Grove. Activity cards will be
honored. Those not having cards
will be charged 35 cents. Schedules
are available at the Grove.
In addition, on Friday nights
there will be “family style” movies
at 8 p.m. The regular nightly
features will also be at 8 p.m. in
the Grove.
The new movie schedule, pro
duced by the Memorial Student
Center for summer school stu-
Service Conducted
For A&M Student
Burial services were held for
Roberto Payan-Zapico, freshman
A&M Architecture student, Mon
day 3 p.m. in Matamoros, Mexico.
Payan-Zapico was a 20 year old
freshman Architecture student
who was fatally injuried in a
car-bicycle accident in the 2000
block of Texas Avenue shortly be
fore 3 a.m. Sunday.
Bryan Police said that Payan-
Zapico was struck from behind
by an automobile. Police said that
at the time of the accident both
car and bicycle were traveling
north on Texas Avenue. No
charges have been filed to date.
According to the Bryan police
the impact took place 13 feet, six
inches from the curb in the out
side lane.
At the time of the accident
Pay an was accompanied by two
fellow Mexican students from
A&M. Neither were injured.
Payan-Zapico was a resident
of Milner Hall on campus.
A local funeral home transport
ed Payan overland to Mexico.
Cyclotron Talks
Slated By A&M
A&M University plans for the
$6,000,000 spiral ridge cyclotron
as a research tool to gain better
understanding of the structure of
the atomic nucleus will be told
Tuesday to the Texas Nuclear Sci
ence Symposium for High School
Professor John McIntyre will
speak to the symposium cospon
sored by the University of Texas
and the Texas Atomic Energy Re
search Foundation.
dents and others, contains some
unplanned wit in addition to the
daily movie listing.
In the Aug. 21 square, for in
stance, the movie listed is “Don’t
Give Up the Ship.” Also men
tioned, in bold letters, is the word
EXAMS, which is the signal that
the six-week term closes that
same day.
Another double listing, on July
13, is “Pursuit of the Graf Spee”
and registration.
On another day, the double bil
ling includes “Robin Hood”—“An
American in Paris.”
Others: “Lonely Are the Brave”
—classes begin, and “Bridges of
Dracula”—last day to drop classes.
In a more serious vein, the
calendar has 66 movies, including
several Saturday double features,
listed for both six-week terms.
... paper work increases, lines get longer.
A&M Architecture Students
Design Hotel-Motel Project
Two A&M University architect
ure students have designed a hotel-
motel combination that someday
may cling to a sloping, sandy
beach on Padre Island.
The fifth-year students, in fact,
planned the 1,720-unit housing
project for a 1,200-foot strip of
land near Port Mansfield, the en
trance to the southern tip of the
National Seashore Park.
James Sartain of Port Arthur
and Donald Dillard of Temple also
are confident the structure will
withstand hurricane - force winds.
It will be well-anchored by con
crete piles, in addition to receiving
support from its natural environ
Their choice spot lies more than
1,500 feet from the ocean front
and is shielded from sea winds
by a strip of sand dunes, although
backwaters from the Laguna Ma-
dre encircle the housing facility.
Sartain and Dillard, both May
graduates, selected the Padre Is
land-planned facility as their final
student project at A&M, after con
ferences with Frank Hildebrand,
Texas Tourist Development direc
tor, and South Padre Island In
vestment Corp. officials.
The A&M students included a
50-page brochure describing every
thing from Padre Island history to
natural resources and detailed
building specifications.
Their plans also include a scaled-
down model of the proposed hous
ing project, plus numerous draw
ings showing various features and
structural design.
Although the hotel is 15-stories
high and the motel area 5-stories,
President Rudder Returns
To Site Of WWII Assault
President Rudder left Tuesday
for a return trip to France,
where 20 years ago he led 225
Rangers of the Second Ranger
Battalion, 116th Infantry, 29th
Division, up the 100 feet high
cliff of Pointe de Hoe, overlook
ing the Normandy beachhead.
The university president was
named by President Johnson a-
mong 22 Americans to partici
pate in ceremonies marking the
20th anniversity of the World
War II invasion.
Included in the group are mili
tary leaders, government offici
als, two Congressional Medal of
Honor winners and others who
participated in the return of Alli
ed troops to Europe.
Wives including Mrs. Rudder,
will accompany the Presidential
party. General of the Army
Omar N. Bradley, U. S. field
commander in the 1944 maneu
ver, will head the delegation.
President Rudder received
medals from three countries for
his heroic feats at Pointe du Hoe
on the Normandy shore. He also
won praise by military leaders
during the Battle of the Bulge
and other conflicts with German
General Bradley had this to
say about the Texan’s Normandy
“No soldied in my command
has ever been wished a more
difficult task than that which be
fell the 34-year-old commander
of the Provisional Ranger Force.”
The former Brady rancher,
football coach and school teacher
was credited by Bradley as the
first in his command to hit the
The objective was to scale 100-
foot cliffs at Pointe du Hoe and
knock out vital enemy gun posi
tions. The Rangers used ropes
to climb the cliffs, Bradley ex
plained in his book, “A Soldier’s
Before they reached the top,
German troops fired down the
slopes and dropped grenades on
the Rangeds. A nearby destroy
er raked the cliffs with heavy
machine gun fire to drive the
Germans back.
The Rangers made it, less than
10 minutes after they landed.
The German guns were silenced,
but Lt. Col. Rudder’s 200-man
force was cut to 90.
France awarded Rudder, now
a major general in the Army
^Reserve, the Legion of Honor
with Croix de Guerre and Palm,
and Belguim cited the Texan
with the Belgian Order of Leo
pold with Croix de Guerre and
His numerous other decora
tions include the American Dis-
tinguished Service Cross, Legion
om Merit, Silver Star, Bronze
Star with Oak Cluster, Purple
Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
and others.
only the upper portion of the hotel
will project above the beach bank.
They designed the resort to at
tract tourists, weekend guests and
those they refer to as “snowbirds,”
winter residents who come to
South Texas to escape the north
ern snows.
Sartain and Dillard also feel
that future development of the na
tional park will attract visitors to
their resort center.
“Our program also ties in with
the state’s efforts to provide ac
commodations for tourists,” Sar
tain added. “We have included a
convention center as well.”
A dozen elevators, scattered
throughout the facility, will pro
vide speedy service. They have
also worked out a plan to solve
the sewage problem, at least until
permanent provisions are made.
But the elevators, instead of
plunging at a vertical angle, will
ride a track down an incline, due
to the sloping angle of the build
After they designed the elevator
system, the architecture students
discovered a Houston architect
had successfully installed the ca
ble-drawn elevators in another
“So we know it will work,” Dil
lard said, grinning.
Highest Since
Summer enrollment at A&M
University hit a new high of 3,571
Wednesday, an increase of 9 per
cent over 1963.
A&M Registrar H. L. Heaton
said enrollment will continue
through Thursday.
Totals for registration showed
3,344 summer students on the main
campus, an increase of 283 over
the 1963 enrollment of 3,061. The
A&M Adjunct near Junction re
ported 227 summer students, up
21 from 206 last year.
Overall summer enrollment in
creased by 404 students, compared
with a comparable date in 1963.
The current figures are the
highest in A&M’s history, save for
the 1947 term when World War II
veterans returned to the campus.
In that summer session A&M
had so many students attending
the first summer session due to
many veterans taking advantage
of the G.I. Bill of Rights.
A final, official count of en-
rollees for this term will be de
layed until all figures are finally
tabulated allowing for late regis
tration, Heaton stressed.
Although a concise breakdown
was not obtainable Wednesday,
there was apparently a significant
increase in coed enrollment.
Among the record number of
enrollees there were numerous
seminar registrations.
Registration began at 7 a.m.
Monday morning and lasted until
almost noon. The weather was
sunny but mild, and the atmos
phere almost cheery compared to
the considerably lengthier regis
tration lines of the regular terms.
Students resigned themselves to
the inevitable task of filling out
copious forms amidst the usual
genial banter.
CD Delegates
Slate Course
Delegates attending the State
Women's Advisory Council meet
ing on civil defense June 9-10 also
will participate in a shelter man
ager training course.
The course, conducted by A&M
University’s Engineering Exten
sion Service, will include an over
night shelter stay to give the wo
men a taste of shelter living.
The training will start at 1:30
p.m. Wednesday, following ad
journment of the Council’s regu
lar session. The night exercise
will begin at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Registration for the annual con
ference will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Texas Schoolmen Expected
For Annual Conferences
Six hundred Texas schoolmen
are expected on the A&M Uni
versity campus Monday through
Wednesday June 8-10 for annual
conferences with the theme “To
day’s Challenges.”
The superintendents, administra
tors and instructional supervisors
will hear state and national speak
ers at general assemblies.
“A. M. Aikin Day” is planned
Wednesday as the schoolmen pre
sent the veteran Texas legislator
with a thick volume of letters of
appreciation, the “Golden Deeds
for Education Award.”
Business meetings of three state
associations also are scheduled
during the three-day meeting.
Johnnie McLeod of Jasper is presi
dent of the Texas Association of
County Superintendents. The Tex
as School Administrations Associ
ation is headed by Supt. Q. M.
Martin of Carthage. Joe Airola
of Spring Branch is president of
the Texas Association of Instruct
ional Supervisors.
Executive Secretary Forrest E.
Conner of the American Associ
ation of School Administrators and
Arizona professor Daniel R. Dav
ies, authority on school administra
tion, are among the speakers.
Education commissioner J. W.
Edgar will moderate a panel dis
cussion Wednesday of “Educa
tional Topics of Current Interest.”
The panel members will include
Arleigh B. Templeton, executive
director, Governor’s Committee on
Education Beyond the High School;
Thomas McLemon of the National
Association of Public School Adult
Education, and L. P. Sturgeon of
the Texas State Teachers Associ
Campus Visitors
A total of 69,055 visitors were
on the campus of A&M University
in the months of June, July, Aug
ust, September, October, Novem
ber, December, 1963, and January
February, March, April, and May,
1964, P. L. Downs, Jr., official
greeter of the university, announc
ed Saturday.