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    Che Battalion
] Volume 61
Number 53
Ags Eliminated
After 2 Losses
Rain, wind, the long layoff from Southwest Conference
play, Minnesota and Seaton Hall knocked the usually poised
Aggies out of College World Series play.
Seaton Hall, N. J. finished the season for the Aggies
Wednesday with a lop-sided 14-5 win. The Aggies held a
5-3 lead going into the bottom of the eight inning but the
Pirates rallied for 11 runs while the Aggies used four
pitchers during the inning.
Seaton Hall had 14 runs off of 15 hits, allowed three
errors and left eight men stranded on base. Bill Watson
was the winning pitcher for Seaton Hall while Richard Beller
was billed as the loosing pitcher for the Aggies. Chuck Mc
Guire started the bottom of the - *
eighth inning as pitcher and was
replaced by Beller. Beller was
followed by Billy Crain and Richard
The Aggies had five runs off
of seven hits, committed four
errors and had five men left on
The Minnesota Gophers took an
early lead Monday afternoon to
give the Aggies their first loss
in the double elimination play. The
Ags tied the ballgame 3-3 in the
top of the sixth inning but Min
nesota came back with one run
in the seventh and three in the
The Aggies had three runs on
nine hits, three errors and nine
men left on base. Minnesota had
seven runs on 16 hits with three
errors and eleven men stranded
on base. The losing pitcher for the
Aggies was John Crane.
Steven Hillhouse started the
game for the Aggies and lasted
five innings giving up three runs,
striking out two men and giving
up 10 base hits. Hillhouse was re
placed by Crain in the sixth when
a pinch hitter was used for Hill
house. Beller pitched the final
inning for the Aggies.
Joe Pollack was the winning
pitcher for Minnesota.
Seaton Hall club from the fifth
until the seventh inning when Mc
Guire was on the mound and it
began to rain. Seaton Hall collect
ed 13 hits in the seventh and
eighth innings, getting eleven runs
in the eighth.
McGuire had a three-hitter go
ing for him through the seventh
inning. The Aggies hobbled the
ball five times, three of them
allowing runs to cross the plate.
Beller pitched to three men and
walked two. He was given the loss
since the first man that scored
was the winning run.
Annual School Conference
Concludes W ith Ceremony
Veteran Legislator
Honored With Gift
Group Agrees
To Dissolution
Of Their Jobs
A proposal to abolish the office
of county superintendent gained
approval of the Texas Association
of County Superintendents Tues
Aui iYiJimc uua T* 16 proposal, drafted at the
Aggies were leading the ! schoolmen’s conference at A&M
Forestry Officials
Inspect Facilities
Boyd L. Rasmussen, deputy chief
in charge of state and private
forestry, United States Forest
Service, Washington, D. C., arrived
on the A&M University campus,
Wednesday, to begin a two-day
inspection of Texas Forest Service
installations and programs.
This is the first time a Forest
Service official of this rank has
visited the Texas Forest Service
headquarters in College Station
in the past three or four decades.
Dr. A. D. Folweiler, director,
Texas Forest Service, met Ras
mussen and his party at Easter-
wood Airport and will escort them
during their two-day visit. The
group spent most of the first day
on the A&M University campus
and will fly to Lufkin for the re
mainder of the visit.
Rasmussen will also visit two
other Southern state forestry agen
cies. His special interest is to
observe how work is done by state
forestry agencies in connection
with the cooperative forestry pro
grams for which the U. S. Con
gress makes money available. The
U. S. Forest Service supervises for
Teague Announces
Moon Study Grant
A&M University’s Activation
Analysis Laboratory has been
awarded an additional $67,820
grant from the National Aero
nautics and Space Administration,
Congressman Olin E. Teague re
ported Tuesday.
The research grant funds will
be used to support further study
on the feasibility of using an in
strument package to determine
what the moon’s surface is like.
The A&M-built activation anal
ysis package would radio data
back to scientists. The portable
unit will weigh about 30 pounds.
Grad Enrollment
Hits Record High
Graduate student enrollment at
A&M University continues its rec
ord-setting pace, Graduate Dean
Wayne C. Hall said Wednesday.
Registration this term included
1,237 graduate students, term up
14 per cent over the 1963 summer
school figure. It is only 21 stu
dents short of the all-time gradu
ate enrollment record of 1,258
students established last spring.
A&M’s total enrollment for the
first summer session is 3,721, the
highest in A&M’s history except
for the summer of 1947 when
World War II veterans crowded
the campus, Registrar H. L. Hea
ton reported.
the Federal government the ex
penditure of these cooperative for
estry funds.
Accompanying Rasmussen from
Washington is an aide, Roy W.
Olson; Deputy Regional Forester
Horace Erickson and Douglas
Craig, assistant regional forester
in charge of State and Private
University, would establish “mid
dle” districts, usually including
several counties, to perform liaison
between local schools and the state.
The county superintendents are
among three state associations
meeting at A&M this week.
Outgoing President Johnnie Mc
Leod of Jasper said this would
clear the way for wider distribu
tion of the changes and prepara
tion of a proposed legislative
James R. Phillips of Kaufman
was named president of the Texas
School Administrators Association.
He succeeds Q. M. Martin of Car
H. D. Maxwell of Cameron was
named president of the Texas As
sociation of County Superintend
Miss Adeline Daniel of Port La
vaca follows Joe A. Airola of
Spring Branch as president of the
Texas Association of Instructional
The county superintendents
elected V. W. Miller of Houston as
vice president and re-elected Wil
lie Merle Haithcock of Plainview
as secretary and W. D. Bunting of
Bryan as treasurer.
. State Senator and Mrs. A. M. Aikin awarded volume.
Science Foundation Programs
Available At Dean’s Office
State Senator A. M. Aikin of Paris was honored here
Wednesday by Texas schoolmen for his “unmatched record”
in the cause of public school education.
Mrs. Aikin also was recognized in ceremonies attended
by 450 school superintendents, administrators and instruc
tional supervisors at the last program of the annual three-
day conferences on the A&M University campus.
“I only wish that what has been said could be true,”
the veteran legislator said as he accepted a bound volume of
228 letters of appreciation, from schoolmen and professional
The volume called the “Golden Deeds for Education
Award” was compiled under spon-"*"
sorship of the Texas Association
of County Superintendents, the
Texas School Administrators As
sociation and the Texas Associa
tion of Instructional Supervisors.
Mrs. Aikin was presented a
charm for her bracelet and the
couple received a set of Wedge-
wood china plates showing A&M
campus scenes as a thirty-fifth
wedding anniversary gift.
Aikin’s legislative career dates
to 1932 when as a freshman in
the House of Representatives he
cosponsored a teacher retirement
Details of six National Science
Foundation programs with more
than 3,500 openings for graduate
and postdoctoral study during 1965
and into 1966 now are available at
the office of A&M University
Graduate Dean Wayne C. Hall.
Applications for the programs
must be submitted within coming
A&M cooperates in the National
Science Foundation programs.
Yarborough Says He’s Paid
All Debts From Campaigns
ABILENE, Tex. OP)—Sen. Ralph
Yarborough, whose political fi
nances were projected by an op
ponent as an issue in this year’s
Democratic primary, says he has
never failed to pay campaign debts.
Yarborough, who defeated radio
executive Gordon McLendon in the
May primary, said in a letter pub
lished by the Abilene Reporter-
. . in the seven statewide cam
paigns that I have run, I have
never asked a creditor to take a
discount on indebtedness. I have
paid all of my campaign debts in
full, with the exception of the very
heavy indebtedness hanging over
me now as a result of the recent
1964 primary campaign.”
The senator said he completed
paying previous campaign debts
last October at an appreciation
dinner in Austin “though I had
been paying installments for years
out of my own earnings.”
Poultry Scientist
Named Supervisor
Dr. Jim Deaton has been named
supervisor of the National Poultry
and Turkey Improvement Plans
for Texas with headquarters at
A&M University.
Dr. J. H. Quisenberry, head of
the A&M Department of Poultry
Science, said Deaton replaces Geor
ge Draper who resigned several
months ago to join Consumers Co
A native of Arkansas, Deaton
received his B.S. degree in poultry
science in 1956 at the University
of Arkansas. His M.S. and Ph.D.
degrees came from A&M in 1959
and 1964.
The poultryman’s professional
experience includes employment at
Paymaster Feed Mills in Abilene
from 1956 to 1958; Janes Bar
Nothing Turkey Ranch, Austin,
1958; and the DeKalb Agricul
tural Association in Illinois and
Ohio 1959 to 1961.
Foremost among charges leveled
at Yarborough during the May pri
mary was the assertion he accept
ed $50,000 from convicted swindler
Billie Sol Estes at a Pecos barbe
cue in 1960.
Yarborough called this an “in
famous lie,” and the Justice De
partment on the eve of the election
said one of two men McLendon
presented in support of the charge
later recanted a statement that he
saw the senator receive $50,000.
McLendon presented in a broad
cast a lawsuit filed in 1957 by
James W. Nichols of Abilene, who
conducted some public relations
work in Yarborough’s losing gu
bernatorial campaign of 1956.
Nichols sued Yarborough for
$6,500 in 98th District Court in
Austin. He told the Abilene news
paper last April 30 that the $6,500
was about half the amount Yar
borough owed him for work in
Yarborough’s letter to the news
paper said he paid Nichols install
ments on the debt as they became
due, with the last payment in May,
“Mr. Nichols was paid in full
everything owed h i m under the
note, which was everything that
accrued to him under his contract
to work in my campaign in 1956,”
Yarborough said.
“There was no reduction of that
debt; there was no discount,” he
Yarborough said the suit was
politically inspired and timed to
hurt him in his 1957 senatorial
campaign. Nichols denied this
contention, saying there was no
press release made about the filing
of the suit.
Three thousand of the NSF
awards will be made in the Grad
uate Fellowships and Cooperative
Graduate Fellowships programs
for 1965-66. These programs are
for all levels of graduate study.
The NSF programs are for work
in the mathematical, physical,
medical, biological and engineering
sciences, and anthropology, econo
mics, geography, the history and
philosophy of science, linguistics,
political science, psychology and
sociology. Also included are in
terdisciplinary areas such as
oceanography and meteorology.
Approximately 350 fellowships
will be awarded to science faculty
members to enhance their effec
tiveness as teachers. To be eligi
ble an applicant must hold a bac
calaureate degree, have demon
strated ability and special aptitude
for science teaching and advanced
training, as of October, 1964, had
at least three years service as a
full-time teacher and intend to
continue teaching.
“Senator Aikin has sponsored
every major education bill enacted
into law during the past 20 years,”
President Joe Airola of the in-
structional ' supervisors said as he
presented the volume of letters to
the senator.
“There are so many to whom I
owe so much,” Aikin said after
paying tribute to his wife for her
support. Aikin singled out Gibb
Gilchrist, former chancellor of the
A&M University System.
“I don’t know the English
language well enough to say how
much I appreciate this,” Aikin
He downgraded his role, saying
he had “just a little bitty part” in
the support given Texas education.
Aikin coauthored the Gilmer-
Aikin Laws and more recently the
Hale-Aikin Law which updated
Texas educational programs. He
also has sponsored other major
Rudder Named
Future Choice
For Governor
Conservative Democrats seek
A&M University President Earl
Rudder as a future candidate for
governor of Texas, The Dallas
Morning News reported June 7.
Rudder’s possible candidacy was
mentioned in “Weather Vane,” The
News’ political column with view
points f r o m Austin, Washington
and Dallas.
“Earl Rudder, president of Tex
as A&M, is mentioned among con
servative Democrats as a future
candidate for governor,” Richard
M. Morehead, the News correspon
dent in Austin, wrote. “Rudder
won his only statewide race, for
land commissioner, after holding
that office awhile by appoint
ment ”
Morehead noted that Rudder is
a rancher as well as an educator,
and serves as a general in the
Army Reserves.
“Last week he was back in Nor
mandy in an official party named
by President Johnson,” Morehead
continued. “Rudder was one of the
D-Day heroes as a Ranger bat
talion commander.”
The Texas A&M president re
turned to Normandy to participate
in ceremonies marking the 20th
anniversary of the World War II
World Famous Veterinarian
To Join University Faculty
Dr. Fred D. Maurer, an inter
nationally-known veterinarian, will
join A&M University’s College of
Veterinary Medicine Sept. 1 as
associate dean and distinguished
professor of pathology.
Dr. Maurer is president of the
Which Is The “Bloomer Girl.”?
Four cast members for the A&M summer still seeking- male cast members for the July
musical from left to right, Dianna Wierus, 16-18 musical. Auditions are held week-day
Carla Vaughn, Ruth Samson, and Nancy nights in the Social Room of the Memorial
Muehlstein. Director Robert L. Boone is Student Center.
American College of Veterinary
Pathologists and director of the
division of medicine at the U. S.
Army’s medical research labora
tory at Fort Knox, Ky. His ap
pointment was announced Monday
by Dean Alvin A. Price.
Dr. Maurer is known for his
research with viruses and animal
diseases. He once served as a field
director of a research team in
Africa for a joint Department of
Defense — U. S. Department of
Agriculture project.
He is a consultant to the Animal
Disease Eradication Division of
USDA, the Illinois Center of Zoo
noses Research and the Morris
Animal Foundation.
A former staff member at the
University of Idaho and Cornell
University, Dr. Maurer is chair
man of the Army Medical Research
Laboratory’s research committee
and was a member of the Armed
research committee for seven
He holds a doctor’s degree in
veterinary medicine from Wash
ington State and a doctor of phi
losophy from Cornell University.
Dr. Maurer also has studied at the
Rockefeller Institute for Medical
The professor is a member of
numerous professional organiza
tions, including the American Vet
erinary Medical Association, So
ciety of Experimental Biology and
Medicine, American Society of Im
munologists, U. S. Livestock Sani
tary Commission, Conference of
Research Workers in Animal Dis
eases and International Academy
of Pathologists.
Dean Price said the new asso
ciate dean of veterinary medicine
will play an important role in
furthering research at the univer
Dr. Maurer is married and has
two children. The family will move
to College Station in August.
Ford Foundation
Announces Grant
The Ford Foundation has an
nounced a $25,000 grant to the
College of Engineering at A&M
University to encourage graduate
students to become teachers.
A&M is one of 34 universities
(the only one in Texas) to receive
$1 million in grants for forgivable
loans up to $10,000.
The loans may be granted over
a three year period to any quali
fied applicant, the Foundation re
ported. Recipients must be engi
neering graduate students. Those
who commit themselves to a teach
ing career are not required to
repay the loan.
This is the third year the Ford
Foundation has provided such a