The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 20, 1964, Image 1

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    Volume 61
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Johanna Leister Named Sweetheart
Johanna Now Pinned To 8,000 Aggies
TWU Sophomore
‘Can't Believe It'
A blue-eyed blonde from Orange began her reign Sunday
as the 1964-65 Texas Aggie Sweetheart after being chosen
over 12 other finalists from Texas Women’s University.
Johanna Leister, 19-year-old speech and drama educa
tion major, will be officially presented to the student body
during halftime ceremonies at the SMU-A&M football game
in Dallas, Nov. 7.
The Aggie Sweetheart stands 5 feet 2 and one quarter
inches with measurements of 34-23-34. She was a freshman
beauty finalist last year at+
TWU. Other honors include
membership in Alpha Lamda
Delta, Zeta Phi Eta pledge and
freshman dormitory coun
“This is unreal ... I just can’t
Bright Look
For Lions
The College Station Lions Club
will conduct an all-out drive Tues
day and Wednesday nights to sell
electric light bulbs to residents.
All proceeds will go for sight con
servation and other community
service activities.
The light bulbs will be sold in
handy Project-Paks, each contain
ing a popular household assortment
of eight bulbs for $2.
The entire membership of the
Lions Club has been organized to
supply friends and neighbors with
light bulbs delivered to their doors.
College Station residents have
been asked to leave their porch
lights on these nights.
Texas Campaign Continues
Emphasis On National Race
By The Associated Press
The next-to-last week of the po
litical season opened in Texas Mon
day with emphasis again on the
national campaigns.
Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson cam
paigned in the place of the Presi
dent in Fort Worth, and U. S. Sen.
John Tower campaigned for the
Goldwater-Miller ticket in College
The struggle for Texas 25 elec-
Faculty Exchange
Gets New Location
The Faculty Exchange which
provides campus mail service will
open Thursday in a new location
across from the Exchange Store,
Tom D. Cherry, Director of Busi
ness Affairs, announced.
The move into the larger quar
ters using a portion of the Military
Property Custodian Offices Build
ing will allow the closing of an ex
change substation in the Agronomy
Building. The substation has been
used since the Faculty Exchange
quarters on the main floor of the
Academic Building became too
Students Wanted
For Talent Show
A&M University students have
been invited to audition for a spe
cial talent show scheduled by
KHOU-TV, Channel 11, Houston.
Local auditions will be held at
7-9 p.m. Oct. 27 in Room 119 of
G. Rollie White Coliseum. David
L. Rawle will represent KHOU-TV
at the auditions.
All types of talent, from trained
seals to fancy-dress folk singers,
are invited to audition, Rawle said.
“This move is a decision of the
Executive Committee,” Cherry
“This new location will be tem
porary, as the building will be
eventually demolished,” Cherry
said. “When that time comes, more
suitable quarters of a permanent
nature will be provided.”
The centralized mail metering
service provided by the Faculty
Exchange has increased the space
needs and there are possibly other
services to be offered.
“All of this grows out of recom
mendations from the state auditors
that we go to metered mail service
and they have helped us with this
program,” Cherry said.
The present quarters of the Fac
ulty Exchange will be converted to
office space.
The campus mail service proc
esses 15,000 pieces of mail daily,
Wallace Dean Beal, director, said.
The operation is a seven-day week
service for A&M, the System of
fices on the campus, Agricultural
and Engineering Experiment Sta
tions and Engineering Extension
Service offices on campus.
toral votes will continue Thursday
and Friday.
Former President Eisenhower
will speak Thursday in San An
tonio for the Republican ticket, as
will former Sen. William Knowland
of California, in a Houston appear
ance. Former Vice President Rich
ard Nixon will speak in Houston
President Johnson said Monday
that developments in the Commu
nist world require a “careful watch
and only reinforce the need to con
tinue basic, bipartisan foreign pol
The President made the state
ment while talking with newsmen
following a 2%-hour White House
conference attended by 17 congres
sional leaders of both parties.
He said the congressional lead
ers had been briefed on the world
picture and steps the United States
is taking in light of the shakeup
in the Soviet leadership and Com
munist China’s first successful nu
clear test.
Johnson also told newsmen that
he would meet with his special ad
visory committee on foreign policy
Wednesday. He said he wants to
draw on broad experience on a bi-
Seniors Selling
Trays, Pennants
Senior class sales of serving
trays and pennants began Monday
in campus dormitories.
The trays and pennants, selling
for $5.95, can be ordered during
the next two weeks with any year
printed on them.
Dormitory salesmen will be
blanketing the campus. Additional
civilian and Corps salesmen are
needed and may enlist by calling
Bill Altman at VI 6-6110 after 6
Delivery of the items will be
completed before adjournment for
the Christmas holidays.
partisan basis in his consideration
of last week’s events in China and
Russia plus recent developments
elsewhere in the world.
He expressed hope they would
join in renewed efforts to prevent
the further spread of nuclear pow
er. And he noted the possibility
that Red China might try to en
gage in “nuclear blackmail” stem
ming from its successful test of a
low yield device Friday.
believe it,” she said, smiling
through happy tears moments
after the announcement of her
selection was made in the Memorial
Student Center.
Frank Muller, president of the
Student Senate, was chosen “Mr
Congeniality” by the finalists.
Other finalists included Judi Ma-
haney, Judy Jones, Melanie McCoy,
Romelia Quintanilla, Sallie Mag-
ruder, Whitney Vickers, Olivia
Payne, Carol Ann Schuster, Suz
anne Hunt, Dianna Lynn Kenny,
Belinda Davis and Cecilia Ruiz.
The finalists arrived on campus
Friday and were escorted by a
14-man Selection Committee.
The weekend activities included
eating in Duncan Dining Hall,
attending Town Hall, Midnight
Yell Practice Friday, and a brunch
in the MSG and the football game
Saturday night the finalists were
guests at the formal dinner-dance.
Sunday included chapel in All
Faiths Chapel, breakfast, a caucus
of the committee and the selection
of Miss Leister.
Garry Tisdale pinned Miss Leis
ter with the Aggie Pin and pre
sented her Sweetheart Roses and
an orchid from Hawaii.
The executive selection commit
tee consisted of Muller, Terry Odd-
son, Jim Benson, Mike Palmer, Tis
dale, Robert Nalley, Charles Wal
lace, Don Warren, Bill Camp, Hale
Burr, Neil Keltner, Mario Maca-
luso, Jay Jaynes and Frank Cox.
Foreign Ags
Feted Sunday
A reception honoring the 433
foreign students was held Sunday
in the Memorial Student Center.
A&M President and Mrs. Earl
Rudder and Chancellor and Mrs.
M. T. Harrington were among
University officials who met the
students at the two hour event.
The reception in the MSC ball
room was sponsored by the Ameri
can Association of University Wo
men, the Campus Study Club, the
Pan American Round Table and
the Extension Service Club.
Fire Causes
Minor Damage
An overheated wall heater in a
student apartment resulted in a
fire causing “minor damage” at
12:45 a.m. Monday, Walter H.
Parsons Jr., superintendent of
buildings and utilities reported.
Insurance adjusters and univer
sity representatives were assess
ing loss from the flames Monday.
The blaze was in an apartment
of Project House 13-B. Mr. and
Mrs. J. T. Owen occupy the apart
ment. Mrs. Owen reported the
bathroom was damaged exten
Toilet Poets
On New Kick:
Remember when the most un
printable things in the world
materialized mysteriously on rest
room walls?. Well, there isn’t
room in Nagle Hall’s men’s room
for risque jokes, now.
The politicians have taken
Here is a sample of the run
ning debate between anonymous
people who air their presidential
learnings in the place traditional
ly occupied by “fools’ names and
fools’ faces.”
“Help Goldwater stamp out
“Help Johnson stamp out us!”
“Help stamp out people who
want to stamp out others.”
“History demonstrates that the
best way to go to war is to be
come weak (elect Goldwater).”
“Where did you study your
history ? ”
“Who says we are weak with
our nuclear capacity?”
“But Johnson won’t use it any
Does this indicate the depths
to which a campaign can sink,
or merely that restroom poets
are becoming political science
students ?
Great Issues Host
Robert St. John
Robert St. John, noted writer
and traveler, will speak at 8 p.m.
Thursday in the Memorial Student
Center Ballroom as part of the
Great Issues series.
The speaker has written 14
books, including several best-sell
ers. “Ben-Gurion, the Biography
of an Extraordinary Man” was an
instant success in 1959. By the
end of that year it had gone
through nine editions and had been
translated into eight foreign langu
ages. In 1961 St. John rewrote
the book for children, calling it
“Builder of Israel.”
Because of his intimate knowl
edge of Israel, St. John was com
missioned by Life magazine in
1962 to write the definitive vol
ume in its Life World Library on
the history, geography, culture, and
future of Israel, published in a
first edition of 500,000 copies.
A major portion of St. John’s
life during the past quarter-cen
tury has been spent in Europe,
Africa and the Middle East. He
has learned to speak several lang
uages in his travels.
St. John was a war correspondent
in Europe in World War II for
the Associated Press. He switched
to the National Broadcasting Co.
The World at a Glance
By The Associated Press
HONG KONG—Peking, happy with the success
of its first atomic test, will go all out now to boost
its nuclear potential, specialists on Communist
China said Monday.
★ ★ ★
MOSCOW—The Kremlin’s leaders pledged Mon
day to push on to Nikita Khrushchev’s twin goals
of peace and prosperity but suggested the old
premier was “boldly cast aside” because he hampered
★ ★ ★
LONDON—Prime Minister Harold Wilson called
his first Cabinet together Monday under the threat
of a dock strike and falling prices on the stock
★ 'k
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia—Marshal Sergei S.
Biryuzov, the No. 2 man in the Soviet defense
ministry, and five other Soviet general officers
died Monday in the flaming crash of a Russian air
liner outside Belgrade in foul weather.
★ ★ ★
SAIGON, South Viet Nam—The stepped-up
tempo of the Viet Nam war left 749 dead last week
with Viet Cong casualties running nearly double
those of the government forces, the Defense Min
istry reported today.
★ ★ ★
NEW DELHI, India—Prime Minister Lai Baha
dur Shastri warned India Monday “the Chinese are
trying to build up a mighty war machine and thus
create fear in the minds of all. We are confronted
with a nuclear menace in Asia.”
TOKYO—Japan’s Central Meteorological Agency
said radioactivity collected Monday from dust over
Japan increased by 100 times the normal amount.
It added, however, that the amount was not dan
gerous to human beings.
DETROIT—A three-day American Motors Corp.
strike ended Monday. President Johnson meanwhile
prodded General Motors and the United Auto Work
ers to end the 25-day-old GM strike in the interest
of the national economy.
★ ★ ★
LINCOLN, Neb.—Little Black Sambo, the fairy
tale type story about a dark-skinned boy pursued
by a tiger through the jungle, has been banished
from the Lincoln public school system.
★ ★ ★
WASHINGTON—The Federal Communications
Commission ruled Monday that Sen. Barry Gold-
water is not entitled to equal time on radio and
television to answer President Johnson’s address
to the nation Sunday night.
DALLAS—Teamsters Joint Council 80, which
has jurisdiction in parts of Texas, Louisiana and
Arkansas, has voted unanimously to support all
Democratic nominees in the Nov. 3 election, W. L.
Piland, secretary-treasurer of the council, said
★ ★ ★
LAREDO—Sam Hoover turned trial lawyer
Monday in his tax fraud trial and cross-examined
a government witness.
in 1942, and became emcee of the
“Believe It or Not” television
The first volume of St. John’s
autobiography, “This Was My
World,” was published in 1953.
He told of his first experience
with bloodshed at the age of 16
when he ran away from home and
got to France with the United
States armed forces in World War
St. John has lectured since early
in World War II. In recent years
he has divided his time between
gathering stories abroad and one-
night talks in America.
NSF Grants
The National Science Foundation
has granted A&M University $202,-
800 to sponsor the 1965-66 science
institute for junior high school
science teachers, President Earl
Rudder announced Monday.
The nine-month Academic Year
Institute again will sponsor 30
teachers’ advanced studies in the
sciences. The new grant assures
the fourth year for A&M under
NSF sponsorship to offer the pro
Director of the institute is Dr.
J. G. Potter, Department of Phy
sics head.
Applications have been invited
from teachers under 40 years of
age, with three years or more of
junior high school teaching exper
ience and a B average in under
graduate work.
Applicants also should have a
year of college-level chemistry and
physics and one semester each of
college algebra and trigonometry.
Interested teachers may contact
C. M. Loyd, NSF coordinator on
Teachers chosen for the program
in 1965-66 will arrive here in Aug
ust. Each will receive a living
stipend of $3,000 for nine months
plus allowances for dependents,
travel, tuition, fees and books.
Most of the course work is ap
plicable on a Master of Educa
tion in Science degree.
The first semester of study in
cludes courses in analytical geo
metry and calculus, oceanography,
chemistry and physics, plus a semi
nar. The studies also include geo
logy, meteorology, astronomy and
physics, plus a seminar, during the
second semester.