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    Chancellor’s Post May Be Dissolved
Harrington Reported Nearing Retirement
Dr. M. T. Harrington, chancellor of the A&M
System, may step down from his position this year,
the Dallas Morning News reported Saturday.
His retirement would probably elevate Earl
Rudder, A&M University president, to the top
position and would mean a return to one-man
administration for the A&M System and A&M
The News quoted Harrington in an interview,
“The A&M System has a policy of retirement for
those in administrative positions when they reach
age 65. I am not far from that age and I am
thinking of some way I might serve A&M in a
capacity other than the administrative field.”
It has been speculated that Harrington, 63, may
be given a distinguished chair in chemistry if he
leaves the chancellorship.
The Board of Directors could initiate the change
at their Nov. 25 meeting in Austin, the News
Sterling Evans, president of the board, said the
board has considered combining the two positions
at previous meetings. The University of Texas
abolished its two-man control about two years ago.
A return to one-man rule would end the
chancellor-president type operation that has been
in effect here since 1948.
Neither Harrington nor Evans were available
for comment Tuesday night.
Harrington became A&M president in 1950 and
was moved to chancellor of the system in 1953.
Rudder joined the A&M staff as a vice-president
of the system in 1958 and was named president of
the university in 1959.
Coming to A&M in 1925, Harrington has been
with the A&M System for 39 years except for
short leaves of absence. He was dean of the college
before becoming its president June 1, 1950.
As chancellor, Harrington has administrative
control over the various units of the system. Presi
dent Rudder heads the system’s most prominent
Other units in the system include Prairie View
A&M, Tarleton State College at Stephenville,
Arlington State College, the Texas Agriculture Ex
tension Service, the Engineering Extension Service
and other groups.
Che Battalion
I Volume
Number 95
A Presidential Candidate Campaigns
Ranger, after being endorsed editorially by nash Jr., Johnny Prewitt and Jim Lyle. The
The Battalion for the office of President, students are among about 750 moving into
tries to get a few extra votes Monday by the three new dorms just opened,
politicking with Joe Busuttil, Ernest Pet-
Committee For Political Rights
Stages Campus Protest Friday
University Lectures Begin
A&M University Lectures for
1964-65 open at 8 p.m. Wednesday
as architect Victor Christ - Janer
speaks on “Architecture as an Art
The free, public lecture in the
Chemistry Building Lecture Room
W 'H be the first of six to be given
by distinguished visitors.
Christ-Janer has been interested
m bhe relationship of aesthetics and
re ligion.
The authorities who will pre-
Se nt the University Lectures will
s Peak on subjects of broad social,
Political and intellectual interest,”
r - R. W. Barzak, chairman of the
ac ulty committee announced.
The distinguished architect will
visit the campus as a Danforth
■siting Lecturer, the first since
s admission to this national
Christ - Janer’s background and
training includes sculpture and
painting, as well as architecture
he now practices with seven as
sociate staff members in New Ca
naan, Conn. He opened this practice
shortly after graduating for the
Architectural School of Yale Uni
versity following World War II
service in Europe.
“I began my serious interest in
the relationship between art and
theology during those early lean
years,” the architect said, “and
have continued with this study. The
necessity of a clarification of this
issue has deeply impressed me.”
Christ-Janer is a native of Wa-
terville, Minn., and attended St.
Olaf College in Northfield before
transferring to Yale where he took
a five-year program in painting
and sculpture. Before entering the
Distinguished Graduates
Lauded At Convocation
Dr. Carey Croneis, chancellor of
■ Ce University, spoke on “Success
an( | failure” at the Honors Conve
ntion in G. Rollie White Coliseum
a turday afternoon.
Distinguished Alumni Awards
J er e given to Tyree Bell, ’13, H. B.
schry, ’22, Wofford Cain, ’13, and
Harold Dunn, ’25.
Croneis linked the success with
^ >ch the university and the stu-
. ents individually will bless society
ln the future, with the drive and
energy displayed by the characters
0 the four men honored.
We are endowed with freedom
? c boice and our future depends
ar gely upon ourselves,” said Cro-
n eis. ‘‘That future, I submit, will
SUrel y he marked by more success-
n than failures if more of us emu-
a te Messrs. Bell, Cain, Dunn and
^hry . . . an( j choose—whatever
e ^ds—to carry the ball!
Never before in history has man
aeri faced with so many serious
dll emmas.
It is clear that there is an un-
end ing, if paradoxical, struggle be
tween man and the scientific and
technological offspring of his geni
us. Each success creates a series
of failures because each notable
scientific or technological advance
results in a group of unforeseen
problems not immediately suscepti
ble of solution.”
Croneis continued that it was up
to the individuals of our society to
turn these failures once again into
more advances.
Tickets On Sale
For SMU Game
Student and date tickets for the
Saturday game with Southern
Methodist University will be on
sale at the ticket windows of G.
Rollie White Coliseum until 5 p.m.
Student tickets are $1 and date
tickets are $4. Students must have
their activity booklet and I. D.
cards to purchase tickets.
The game will be the first Corps
Trip of the year.
Army he completed the Bachelor
of Fine Arts degree.
The practice of Christ-Janer’s
firm is varied in its scope and loca
tion. In academic circles it is
known for its effort in experiment
al structures and it also enjoys a
respectable position among those
which are attempting leadership in
the contemporary view.
A newly formed non-partisan Committee for Political
Right on Campus began activity Friday with a protest in
front of the Academic Building.
The protest, staged as students were leaving classes at
3 p. m., attracted approximately 175 students and college
Temporary chairman for the group, Jim Seabolt, said
the protest was definitely not sponsored by political organiza
tions. He said that all the group wanted was their constitu-
♦tional rights.
Seabolt, sophomore pre-law
major from Irvin, said the
Corps was not allowed to
participate in the meeting.
Dean of Students James Hannigan
said that he knew of no such or
der from the commandant’s office
but one member of the Corps of
Cadets received a letter for ap
pearing on a TV campaign pro
gram in uniform.
Hannigan said he did not see any
results coming from a protest but
that he would suggest that the
group file a protest with the Ex
ecutive Committee to re-examine
House Bill 86 or get the Board of
Directors to reinterpret the law.
Everett M. Lindstrom, chairman
of the A&M Young Republicans
stated Friday that the Young Re
publicans strongly favor having
clubs on campus but that they did
not condone or support the demon
stration held Friday.
State Representative David
Haines and Brazos County Demo
cratic Chairman Glynn A. Williams
both spoke to the group encourag
ing the clubs to affiliate with coun
ty organizations.
Seabolt said that House Bill 86,
Article V, section 2 related to em
ployes but the students were em
ployers rather than employes.
Political Series
Slated By Batt
The Battalion has editorially
supported political clubs on cam
pus. The question arises why
these clubs are not permitted, and
if it is in violation of a state law,
how do other colleges and univer
sities have the clubs meet in cam
pus buildings.
Beginning in Wednesday’s edi
tion, The Battalion will run a
series on this topic.
The firm’s work has been pub
lished in varied professional jour
nals here and abroad.
The Danforth Visiting Lecturers
project is sponsored by the Dan
forth Foundation and the Associ
ation of American Colleges.
Visiting A&M Dec. 3-4 as a Dan
forth lecturer will be Dr. Jotham
Johnson, classical archaeologist.
The World at a Glance
By The Associated Press
BANGKOK, Thailand—Two top Thai officials
sharply criticized Cambodia Monday for its close
ties with Communist China, saying they viewed the
relationship as a threat to the free nations of
Southeast Asia.
★ ★ ★
MONTREAL—Shipments of Canadian wheat and
flour to the Soviet Union are expected to resume
this month from St. Lawrence River ports. Under
the latest contract, Canada has agreed to supply
275,000 tons of wheat and 25,000 tons of flour,
worth about $21 million.
★ ★ ★
LONDON—Oxford book dealer B. H. Blackwell,
Ltd., paid $1,540 at a London auction Monday for
a collection of every American president’s signature
from George Washington to John F. Kennedy.
★ ★ ★
TOKYO—Japan has advised the United States
preparations have been completed for the visits of
U. S. nuclear-powered submarines.
★ ★ ★
OTTAWA—Forty-four Cubans en route from
Havana to Czechoslovakia have defected at the
international airport in Gander, Nfld., the Canadian
Immigration Department announced Monday.
★ ★ ★
SEOUL, South Korea—the South Korean govern
ment has asked for U. N. help in seeking the return
of 84,000 civilians it says were forcibly taken to
Communist territorty during the Korean War. The
group includes a large number of physicians, engi
neers and other professionals, the government said.
WASHINGTON—Hidden microphones were dis
covered in the U. S. Embassy building in Warsaw,
Poland, last month and the United States protested
the violation of embassy immunity, the State De
partment announced Monday.
★ ★ ★
ATLANTA, Ga.—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
said Monday a write-in campaign for him in the
presidential race has been uncovered. He repudi
ated it and said it is a Republican maneuver.
★ ★ ★
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—A Nashville woman, con
victed of making a threatening telephone call to
Gov. John Connally of Texas on March 14, was
sentenced to five months and 29 days in a federal
prison Monday.
★ ★ ★
COMMACK, N. Y.—Robert E. Babcock, 39, seized
in a car parked along President Johnson’s Saturday
motorcade route on Long Island—with a telescopic
rifle on the floor and a shotgun in the trunk, both
unloaded—has been ordered to a hospital for
★ ★ ★
WASHINGTON—President Johnson and Sen.
Barry Goldwater wound up their long, bitter cam
paign Monday night, each stressing that Tuesday’s
election offers a fateful choice for Americans and
the world.
★ ★ ★
MONTREAT, N. C.—Evangelist Billy Graham,
who says he will remain neutral in the presidential
election, was bombarded with an estimated 50,000
to 60,000 telegrams Monday urging him to endorse
a candidate.
HOUSTON—U. S. Atty. Woodrow Seals asked
the FBI to investigate handbills which were dis
tributed Monday in Negro voting precincts in
The handbills warned that any voter who had
committed a traffic or other offense the past five
years would be arrested after voting.
★ ★ ★
HOUSTON—Five men were taken to police
headquarters for questioning Monday night after
two teen-agers said the men threw “acid like”
materials on them shortly before President Lyndon
B. Johnson spoke at Sam Houston High School.
pour/cAL aues
NTccTsmmm, m
. Jim Seabolt reads a statement at Friday’s protest.
23 Colleges
Delegate forms from students of
23 colleges and universities have
been received by the 10th annual
Student Conference on National Af
fairs officials, Wayne Stark said
These students are from 15
states and four countries, said
Stark, director of the Memorial
Student Center.
Countries represented are Mexi
co, West Indies, Argentina, and
Canada. All parts of the United
States will be represented, with
students from Oregon, California,
Florida, New Jersey, and states in
Students will come from such
schools as the University of the
Americas in Mexico, Queen’s Uni
versity in Canada, Georgia Tech
and Air Force, Naval and Coast
Guard Academies.
Nine Texas schools, three Louisi
ana schools, three Arkansas
schools, one Mississippi school and
one Arizona school have sent in
completed forms.
Stark said more forms are ex
pected before SCONA X gets un
der way Dec. 9.
Many of this year’s delegates are
on their respective dean’s list for
scholastic performance.
Stark pointed out that this year
Queen’s University in Kingston,
Ontario, will send its first dele
gate, David Whiting, to the con
Stark said this will be unusual
since Whiting was born in Kings
ton, Jamaica, is being educated in
Canada and will be attending a
conference about Latin America in
the United States.
2 Aggies Injured
In Auto Mishap
Two A&M juniors were slightly
injured in a one-car accident in
volving four persons late Sunday
The two students injured were
Karl Rubenstein and Patrick Laird.
Rubenstein is an English major.
Laird is majoring in psychology.
Both were treated and released
from a local hospital.
Frances Foster of Fort Worth
was reported in satisfactory con
dition Monday at St. Joseph Hos
The other passenger, Shirley
Borins of San Antonio, in the com
pact car which flipped three times
on Leonard Road near Bittle Lane,
was also treated and released.