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Page 2 College Station, Texas Friday, October 16, 1964
Brave New World
Arrives At A&M
A&M means many things to many people.
But to its students this institution is beginning to be
come an autocratic, inhuman, computer-run Big Brother
which sees all, knows all and does little.
To use a public relations term—its upwards communi
cations are stagnant and negligent.
With the addition of data processing, nuclear engineer
ing and a proposed space laboratory the scope of A&M’s re
search has completely outrun the average student’s ability
to know and feel a part of what’s being done on his own
There was once a time when students knew almost every
one here. Those days are permanently gone. There was
once a time when A&M was a way of thinking—when profes
sors considered each student as an individual. Now Aggies
are numbers on a punch card. Not a face but a chair num
ber—not a human being with individual problems but a sta
Orders and policy changes are sent down through a well-
oiled chain of command with nary a moment’s thought to their
eventual impression upon the lowly student. If he has a
question to ask it is always directed at “Them”.
And questions to “Them” nearly always meet with the
same answer, “The order came from above and I only fol
low orders.” Not ALL orders come from the ambiguous
hierarchy but it is the most convenient excuse to get rid of
those who dare to fight the machine.
Emphasis on growth is the main villian in the “New
Deal.” Misunderstanding, confusion and apprehension are all
a part of any expanding organization, but they can be mini
mized if the human factor is considered.
On this beautiful Monday morn
ing, my thoughts concerning last
Saturday night’s alleged football
contest between A&M and U.S.C.
have mellowed somewhat. How
ever, I still feel constrained to
make the suggestion that A&M
cease beating around the bush
and apply for admission in the
Lone Star Coonference. On sec
ond thought, we might have
trouble getting in there—Texas
A&I has scored 109 points against
their opponent’s 21 in four games
and they might demand that
A&M prove their offensive poten
tial first, which would obviate
As an eighteen year observer
of A&M football teams, I have
great difficulty remembering
A&M varsity backs running into
each other on offensive plays or
now adopted a policy of non
violence; an admirable policy, ex
cept that it wins very few foot
If the “older and wiser” (used
advisedly) former students and
school officials wish to form a
25 year alliance, a la Jess Neely
and Rice, with our present coach
ing staff, the least they can do is
to get A&M in a conference on a
par with the caliber of football
played by the head coach’s former
W. H. Krause, ’50
This letter is written on the
subject of non-regs greeting and
whipping out to Corps members.
In my three years at A&M I
have found that non-regs will
generally speak and whip out—
if you will take the initiative.
Tonight I had an experience
A&M linebackers waiting for the not calculated to encourage me,
ball carrier to get to ,the.m. I or any other student, in . taking-
do'remember a 1954 Aggie team that initiative. While approach-'
that was out-manned, and out-
“abilitied” but definitely in every
ball game but their first one,
because they were not out-coach
ed. They were a pretty belligerent
In any event, it has become
increasingly apparent that we
have given up competing in the
“Texas and The Seven Dwarfs
Conference” since Coach Bryant
heeded “mother’s call’ and have
ing the post office after evening
chow at Sbisa, I whipped out a
non-reg who responded by strov-
ing his hands into his pockets
and saying “okay.”
This sort of reaction can hardly
fail to bring about rather strained
. Corps-non-reg relations on the
subject of speaking and whipping
out, at least in so far as I am
Clyde W. Howard, ’65
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by Jim Earle
“I’m from th’ room below!”
City Public Service of San An
tonio—electrical engineering, me
Sun Pipe Company—civil engi
The California Company —
chemical engineering, civil engi
neering, electrical engineering,
mechanical engineering, petro
Celanese Corporation of Amer
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trical engineering, mechanical en
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civil engineering, electrical engi
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Shell Companies—chemical en
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Student Absentee Voting
All students who have regis
tered and plan to vote absentee in
the Nov. 3 election have until
Oct. 20 to obtain their absentee
For a student who has regis
tered to be able to vote absentee,
he will have to send his poll tax
receipt or registration receipt to
the county clerk in the county
where he registered before Oct.
The student should request for
an absentee ballot and have the
county clerk mail the ballot back
After the student receives his
ballot, he will have to return it
to the county clerk on or before
For additional information on
absentee voting, students should
Hillel Club will meet at 7 p.m.
at the foundation building.
Range and Wildlife Manage
ment Wives Club will have a
“Bake Sale” of homemade cakes,
pies and other pastries at Orr’s
Indian Student’s Association
will sponsor an Indian movie,
“Gumrah” (Misguided) at the re
creation hall of the A&M Presby
terian church at 7 p.m. Admission
charge is $1 per person.
American Association of Uni
versity Women will hold its an
nual reception for foreign stu
dents and exchange visitors from
4 to 6 p.m. in the Memorial Stu
Hillel Club will meet at 10:30
a.m. at the foundation building.
Civil Engineering Wives Club
will meet at 8 p.m. in the South
Solarium of the YMCA Building.
Industrial Education Wives
Club will meet at 8 p.m. at the
Cashion Cabin in Hensel Park
for a Halloween party.
contact Steve Heartwell, of the
A&M Young Democrate, or Tom
my Wright, of the A&M Young
The October issue of the Texas
A&M Review should be ready for
distribution within one to two
weeks. David Stiles, editor of the
College of Arts and Sciences maga
zine, said this week the exact date
of issue will depend upon h<9w soon
the cover, printed commercially^
Editor Travis McGuire said the
Southwestern Veterinarian will be
ready around the end of October.
When the searing sun scorches
the plains of India from April
to October, thousands of Indians
repair to Kashmir. The money
they spend is an important part of
the state’s revenue.
Group pictures of the Staffs
will be taken according to the
schedule listed below. Staffs
will assemble in front of the
M.S.C. on appropriate day by
The uniform will be Class A
Winter with G.H. Hats. Style of
uniform will be left to the des-
cretion of the individual Staffs.
However, uniformity must pre
Tues. Oct. 13, 1st Brigade, 1st
& 2nd Batt.
Wed. Oct. 14, 2nd Brigade, 3rd
& 4th Batt.
Thur. Oct. 15 3rd Brigade, 5th
& 6th Batt.
Mon. Oct. 19, 1st Wing, 1st &
Tues. Oct. 20 2nd Win, 3rd &
Wed. Oct. 21,Corps Staff, Band
For any further information
Tom Sobey, Editor
Dorm 7 Room 305
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they admire something you’ve done. And the better your chances are to
learn so you can move on to additional responsibilities and rewards.
Boeing’s world leadership in the jet transport field is an indication of the
calibre of people you’d work with at Boeing. The forward-striding attitude re
sponsible for this leadership has, since 1916, provided a steady succession
of pioneering achievements: first twin-engine, retractable-gear, low-wing,
all-metal airliner; first four-engine, pressurized airliner; first modern, high-
performance bomber; first large swept-wing, multi-jet bomber; and, of
course, America’s first jetliner, the 707, and the 720 and three-jet 727.
(Right now we’re designing a variable-sweep wing supersonic transport.)
Boeing is one of the nation’s major manufacturers of heavy transport heli
copters (Vertol), and for more than two decades has pioneered most of the
world’s applications of the small gas turbine in aircraft, industrial, marine
and vehicular fields.
And the space age? Boeing’s contributions here include major contract
responsibility for the Minuteman ICBM and NASA’s Saturn V Booster — the
launch vehicle destined to send America’s first lunar landing team to the
moon. We’re also working full blast in all other phases of space flight,
including a manned earth-orbiting laboratory and a lunar orbiter.
Projects underway in Boeing’s extensive Scientific Research Laboratories
encompass basic and applied research in celestial mechanics, solid state
physics, nuclear and plasma physics, terrestrial and space flight science
and allied human factors.
Engineers and scientists at Boeing work in small groups, under supervisors
picked for ability to inspire and promote the ideas of their associates.
Individual initiative and ability get plenty of exposure that way. (The com
pany encourages graduate studies at leading colleges and universities near
Boeing installations.) Boeing is an equal opportunity employer.
We’re planning to interview engineering and science seniors and graduate
students on campus on the date listed below. So drop in at your campus
placement office and arrange an appointment. We’ll be looking forward to
Monday and Tuesday — October 26 and 27
Divisions: Aero-Space • Airplane • Vertol • Turbine •
and Boeing Scientific Research Laboratories
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