The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 16, 1964, Image 2
College Station, Texas Wednesday, December 16, 1964
by Jim Earle
Needed By SCONA
SCONA X is now history.
The annual Student Conference on National Affairs has
joined its nine precedessors as an example of superb planning,
coordination and energy in the production of a public affairs
SCONA is no longer a child though, and with its advanc
ing age must come criticism—or better, suggestions—if it
is to hold its lead in the field of student conferences.
The Battalion has followed SCONA closely during its
birth and growing pains, both as an “insider” and as an ob
server, and feels as qualified as anyone to leap into the breach
and provide the first comments.
FIRST: The whole purpose of SCONA should be re
viewed. Is Texas A&M furnishing the time, money and its
campus solely for the benefit of visiting delegates ? Obviously
the 24 A&M delegates gain from SCONA, but its worth dur
ing the past few years to the remainder of the student body
SECOND: The method of screening of speakers should
be relaxed to allow better-known personalities to address
SCONA. The present method allows the conference to ask
dignitaties from the President on down, but too often con
troversial speakers are vetoed. SCONA has not had a real
“name” speaker address the conference since Vice President
Johnson spoke to SCONA VIII.
THIRD: Each year several prominent members of the
faculty are asked to serve as advisors to help resolve internal
conflicts and help steer the individual committee toward
But the mere fact that these men are connected with
SCONA all during its planning stages discounts their value
as critics. The closer their participation, the more likely they
are to overlook needed changes as they become “inside” mem
This then leaves the remainder of the faculty and stu
dent body to sit as impartial judges. Many of the sugges
tions may be useless, and much of the criticism may be un
founded, but the conference could benefit greatly by such a
review of its first decade of operation.
FOURTH: On the positive side of things, a host of
congratulations are due to the entire staff of the Memorial
Student Center and especially to the father of SCONA, MSC
Director J. Wayne Stark, for the continued success of
SCONA. Stark and his two secretaries, Mrs. Alyce M. Palmer
and Mrs. Elsie Patranella have contributed immeasurably to
10 successful conferences.
“Naw, I’m not leavin’ early. I carry it ‘cause it helps my
morale just knowing that it won’t be long, now!”
— Sound Off —
Bay Area Hometown Club will
meet at 7:30 p.m. in Room 108
of the Academic Building.
El Paso Hometown Club will
meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Social
Room of the Memorial Student
Odessa Hometown Club will
meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Assem
bly Room of the MSC.
Jackson County Hometown Club
will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the MSC.
San Angelo-West Texas Home
town Club will meet at 7:30 p.m.
in the Art Room of the MSC.
Fort Worth Hometown Club
will meet at 7:15 p.m. in Room
105 of the Academic Building.
Mid-County Hometown Club
will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Room
206 of the Academic Building.
Laredo Hometown Club will
meet at 7:30 p.m. in the MSfe
lounge. as you vote for the ^president of
Members of the Class of ’68:
In the primary and run-off
elections, you have supported me
and my platform and I would like
to express my deep appreciation
for this. I also ask you to sup
port me again Thursday in my
bid for the presidency of our
class. I will work hard to achi
eve our common goals and I will
work especially close with the
Student Senate. If elected, I
will do my best to make our
Fish Ball the greatest ever. Our
attendance at the polls this far
has been very good, and again I
urge you to vote.
Please remember me Thursday
Wichita Falls Hometown Club
will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Lec
ture Room of the Biological Sci
Dallas Hometown Club will
meet at 7:30 p.m. in the YMCA
Matagorda County Hometown
Club will meet at 7 p.m. in the
MSC lobby. Aggieland pictures
will be taken and the club sweet
heart will be chosen.
the Fish dags.'
Jack R. Coleman, ’68
I had the honor to attend
SCONA X as a delegate, and it
was very well handled on the
My only complaint concerns Mr.
Tisdale’s handling of the ques
tion by a Latin A&M delegate
to Mr. Dubois. Certainly such a
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EDITOR RONALD L. FANN
Managing Editor Glenn Dromgoole
Sports Editor - Lani Presswood
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ATTENTION ALL HOME
TOWN AND PROFESSIONAL
The hometown club and profes
sional club section of the “Ag
gieland” staff has announced
that the last date for scheduling
club pictures for the “Aggie
land” will be 18 December, 1964.
Pictures are to be scheduled at
the Student Publication Office,
Y.M.C.A. Bldg. The final day for
having the pictures made will be
1 March, 1965. Please make
arrangements to have your pic
ture scheduled before the dead
Dave Baker, Section Editor
lengthy question can not be trans
lated into five words. Granting
that time was short, Mr. Tisdale
cut him off with an arbitarainess
that in a few seconds transformed
the conference from a device of
use in education to a game played
by children. The children sub
sequently dismiss the purpose and
objectives, and the game’s re
sults are forgotten in the next
I would like very much for you
to print this letter to show that
not everyone agrees with the
handling of the matter.
Britt Jarvis, ’65
★ ★ ★
The A&M University students
will soon be leaving the campus
for the Christmas Holidays and
I would like to take this means of
thanking each one of them who
has so graciously donated to the
TB Christmas Seal campaign be
fore they go, even though our
campaign is not officially over.
I appreciate the enthusiastic
support and the many kind wishes
for the success of the campaign
which I have received from the
Aggies this year. So many stu
dents have written wishing they
had more to give to the Seal
I also wish to thank Ronnie
Fann, editor of The Battalion, for
all the fine publicity given the
campaign this year. It has been
a big factor in the success of
the drive and I appreciate this
help. Thank you all and best
wishes for a Merry Christmas.
Mrs. D. W. Williams,
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New York, N. Y. — Nearly
seven out of ten persons with
high intellectual capability take
jobs which give them freedom to
work alone or power to lead and
dominate others, a Columbia Uni
versity study has revealed. They
tend not to be the type who en
joy being team members in the
These are the findings publish
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lent and Performance”:
“Undergraduate performance is
a poor criterion of later achieve
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Single men were not conspicuous
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Those who did the best in their
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Economics Professor Eli Ginz-
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