The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 31, 1965, Image 1

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Peter Nero wears his hair in
a style longer than a crew cut
but he’s no “longhair” pianist.
No doubt about it, the critics
say, the 30-year old Nero is one
of the hottest pianists in the
country, performing at supper
clubs and top hotels—the Shore-
ham in Washington, the Crescen
do in Los Angeles, the Ameri
cana in New York, the London
House in Chicago, the Statler-
Hilton in Boston, and the Chase
in St. Louis.
★ ★ ★
Civilian Ducat Sale
Ends Wednesday
Students who plan to attend
Civilian Student Weekend activities
Saturday must exchange their ac
tivity cards for tickets no later
than noon Wednesday.
The tickets may be obtained
through the offices of the various
civilian counselors. A fall card
may be exchanged for one dance
ticket while spring card may be
exchanged for barbecue ducats.
A $25 gift certificate to the
Exchange Store will be raffled off
at the dance Saturday night. Con
testants must register in the store
to be eligible for the prize.
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Graduate Lecture
By Stanford Prof
Slated Thursday
Dr. Karl Brandt, professor
emeritus of the Food Research In
stitute, Stanford University, will
give a graduate lecture at 4 p.m.
“Moral Presuppositions in a
Free Society and its Free Enter
prise Economy” is the title of his
address set for 4 p.m. in the
Biological Science Lecture Room.
Brandt has also scheduled two
other lectures on the A&M cam
pus. He will give a departmental
lecture. “The Role of Agricul
ture in Economic Development” at
3 p.m. Tuesday in the Social
Room of the Memorial Student
Center. Another departmental lec
ture, “This Business of Being Un
derdeveloped” was slated for 3
p.m. Wednesday in the MSC Social
Prior to becoming director of the
Food Research Institute in 1962,
Brandt served as professor of eco
nomic policy at Stanford for 24
years. He was a member of Pres
ident Eisenhower’s Council of Eco
nomic Advisers from 1958 to 1961.
Brandt took up residence in the
United States as professor of agri-
cultral economics in the graduate
faculty of Political and Social Sci
ences in the New School of Social
Research in New York.
The speaker has been adviser
and consultant to numerous pri
vate and governmental agencies in
the United States and abroad. He
is the author of several books and
articles in professional journals.
The reviewers say he’s an en
tertainer, a warm, easy-to-watch-
and-listen-to all around perform
er who combines talent, technique
and taste to make him more than
just a magical soundmaker.
Nero has been booked for Fri
day performance at G. Rollie
White Coliseum. Tickets are on
sale in the Student Programs Of
fice in the Memorial Student Cen
During his appearances in
night clubs Nero discovered a wit
and sense of humor which he
sprinkles among his selections.
It usually receives enthusiastic
responses from audiences.
Television personalities have
spotlighted Nero on their shows.
Perry Como, Ed Sullivan, Steve
Allen, Dinah Shore and Andy
Williams, have hosted Nero.
Among his most popular ren
ditions are “The Best is Yet to
Come”, “Reflections”, “Wives
and Lovers”, “Hello Dollie”,
“Night and Day”, “Walk Right
In”, and ‘The Girl From Ipane-
Nero likes to kid the more
sombre aspects of music . . . that
he’s a superb shirt de-stuffer,
and believes music is made to be
enjoyed, not suffered through.
“In order,” he says, “to hold
the attention of audiences, you’ve
got to relate to them not only
through your musicianship, but
through your personality as well.
They’ve got to respect you for the
way you play . . . but more im
portant, like you for the kind
of guy you are.”
House Okays Amendment
To Lower Voting Age
7 9 - Year - Olds
Would Get Ballot
By The Associated Press
AUSTIN — Young Texans are mature enough to
at age 19, the House decided Tuesday.
A 103-34 vote sent to the Senate a proposed constitu
tional amendment lowering the voting age from 21 to 19,
sponsored by Rep. V. E. (Red) Berry of San Antonio.
An expected House battle over poll tax repeal was de
layed a week after the sponsor of a constitutional amend
ment to abolish the voting requirement counted heads and
found several supporters absent.
Voting rules and qualifications kept the House busy
most of the morning.
First, there was Berry’s 19-year-old voting amendment.
“President Johnson en- +
dorsed the 18-year-old vote
last Saturday at his LBJ
Ranch,” Berry said, referring
to the President’s March 20
ranch news conference.
“The 19-year-old of 1965 is
just as immature as the 19-year-
old was 95 years ago,” said Rep.
Billy Williamson of Tyler.
“Voting is a responsibility that
must not be treated lightly.”
“They are capable of going over
and fighting for us and getting
shot up,” Berry replied.
House members quietly approv
ed proposed constitutional amend
ments authorizing dissolution of
hospital districts HJR48 and al
lowing conservation and reclama
tion of district directors to have
terms of up to six years, HJR21.
Both proposals go to the Senate.
Then Houstqn Rep. J. E. John
son’s election code revision bill
HB114 came up. It was tenta
tively approved, 95-48, with an
other vote needed.
The bill’s major provision
substituted a positice check or
“x” system of ballot marking for
the present “scratch system,” in
which the voter strikes out the
names of candidates for whom he
does not want to vote.
That provision was amended
out of the bill.
“I know a lot of people that
take great deal of pleasure in
scratching certain names,” said
Rep. Jack Woods of Waco, who
offered the amendment to keep
the scratch system.
Rural legislators divided over
a section of the bill that takes
away from persons over 60 liv
ing in towns of less than 10,000
population the right to vote with
out an exemption certificate. An
amendment leaving that right un
touched was tabled, 88-52.
Johnson said the bill would
take small town election judges
“off the hook” in having to de
cide whether an elderly person
asking to vote without an ex
emption certificate is entitled to
do so.
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A&M Due New Look
Within Next 2 Years
A&M is due for a face lifting
within the next two years.
Plans are in the making for:
1. Expanding the Memorial
Student Center and Cushing
Memorial Library.
2. Air-conditioning Guion Hall,
G. Rollie White Coliseum and
Sbisa Dining Hall.
Students Against
New Parking Law
A new parking ordinance for
the North Gate area of College
Station is causing increased com
ment among A&M students and
several local religious leaders.
The ordinance, passed and ap
proved by the College Station
City Council on Feb. 26, estab
lishes a two-hour limit on parking
on FM 60 (Sulphur Springs
Road) between Nagle Street and
Old Highway 6 and on the first
block of all streets intersecting
FM 60 from the north between
Nagle and Old Highway 6. The
limit is in effect from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. each day except Sunday.
The other streets involved are
Stasney, Lodge, Tauber, College
Main, and Boyett North.
A&M students have indicated
to The Battalion that they are
dissatisfied with the new park
ing rule and cannot understand
SCONA Starts
Personnel Drive
A personnel drive for the 11th
Student Conference on National
Affairs at A&M is scheduled
through Friday.
Craig Buck,
chairman for
XI, said all students in-
in participating in
are urged to apply in
the office of the director of the
Memorial Student Center.
Students participating in
SCONA are required to have a
1.0 overall grade point ratio.
They cannot be on scholastic or
disciplinary probation, and must
have a “genuine interest in
The World at a Glance
By The Associated Press
SAIGON, South Viet Nam—Premier Phan Huy
Quat and U. S. Deputy Ambassador U. Alexis
Johnson issued separate statements Tuesday de
nouncing the bombing of the U. S. Embassy.
“This Viet Cong terrorism, this savagery, was
not an act of war, but an act of murder,” the
premier said.
“We Vietnamese of Free Viet Nam will not rest
in peace until justice is done to the murderers.
And justice will be done.”
★ ★ ★
SAVANNAKHET, Laos — Laotian government
forces seized Thakhek without firing a shot Tuesday,
ending a three-day rebellion by rightist troops.
About 100 paratroopers jumped into the city,
60 miles north of Savannakhet, and occupied the
airstrip without resistance. They then proceeded
into the city.
★ ★ ★
LONDON—The British expect the United States
to retaliate for the terror bombing of its embassy
in Saigon, possibly by a massive air raid on the
Communist North Vietnamese capital, Hanoi.
Foreign Office experts sought Tuesday to assess
the implications of what seemed to them the biggest
and most spectacular Viet Cong operation of the
war in South Viet Nam.
WASHINGTON—A full-scale investigation of
the Ku Klux Klan was voted unanimously Tuesday
by the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
The action was taken in closed session after
federal officials indicated that Klansmen have been
involved in what a committee spokesman called “a
number of recent murders and other unconstitutional
acts of violence and terrorism.”
★ ★ ★
MONTGOMERY, Ala—Gov. George C. Wallace
listened Tuesday to the grievances of Alabama civil
rights leaders, raising cautious hopes for easing the
state’s bitter racial strife.
Wallace received a petition from the group which
asked his leadership in opening biracial communi
cations. Neither he nor the civil rights leaders indi
cated what might result from the meeting which
lasted an hour and 20 minutes.
★ ★ ★
WASHINGTON — President Johnson Tuesday
labeled the Saigon embassy bombing a “wanton act
of ruthlessness” that will only strengthen American
determination to help South Viet Nam.
AUSTIN—Major units headquarters for the new
look in Texas National Guard and Army Reserves
will be located in Dallas, Wichita Falls, Austin, San
Antonio, the state adjutant general, Maj. Gen.
Thomas Bishop, said Tuesday.
Bishop said brigades replacing the 49th Armored
Division will be located in North and East Texas
with headquarters in Dallas.
★ ★ ★
AUSTIN—The second Texas Capitol bomb threat
in less than two weeks emptied the House chamber
Tuesday. The “all clear” was given after a 30-
minute search produced no bomb.
The telephoned warning came just before 4 p.m.,
and fire department searchers declared the House
chamber safe at slightly after 4:30 p.m.
what the North Gate merchants
have to gain by keeping them
from parking on the south side
of FM 60.
Some ministers in the North
Gate area said that the ordinance
has only caused employees of
the business concerns to park
in church designated parking
They also expressed a feeling
the city council should have at
least talked to them before en
acting an ordinance that would
affect the parking area around
church property.
“We will be glad to set up
special parking for church staffs
and already have in some cases,”
Ran Boswell, College Station city
manager said.
“I signed the petition that
started the city’s action,” J. E.
Loupot, owner of Loupot’s Trad
ing Post said. “The main pur
pose is to stop some of these
students from parking here all
day and depriving other students
of a chance to stop for a cup of
coffee or come by for some shop
Dean of Students James P.
Hannigan affirmed that the south
side of FM 60 is not university
property and is under College
Station jurisdiction.
“There is sufficient parking
on campus for all registered ve
hicles although they aren’t all
convenient to the dorms or class
rooms,” Hannigan said.
He went on to say that when
the parking lots behind dorms 18,
21 and 22 are full the students
in this area can park in the Law
Hall lot.
Teachers To Form
Area Math Council
At Meeting Here
Area school teachers plan to
organize a mathematics council af
filiated with the National Council
of Teachers of Mathematics in a
meeting May 1 at A&M.
The plans were announced by
Dr. Robert S. Randall, tempor
ary head of the committee. He
is an assistant professor in the
Department of Education and
The council’s area tentatively in
cludes 10 counties, mostly to the
north, south and west of Brazos
County. The limits probably will
extend to Giddings on the extreme
Robert A. Knapp of the Hearne
schools is chairman of the nomin
ating committee and Mrs. C. K.
Leighton, principal of the College
Hills Elementary School, College
Station, heads the constitution
Charter memberships will be
available through May 1.
Randall works closely with
mathematics teachers of this area.
Among his special projects has
been producing a television show,
“Understanding for Modern Math
ematics,” shown Tuesday night
over Bryan Station KBTX-TV as
a cooperative effort.
3. Tearing up the railroad
tracks near West Gate and re
claiming the area for parking.
4. Building an underpass and
half a cloverleaf at the inter
section of F.M. 60 and old High
way 6.
Dean of Students James P.
Hannigan has disclosed that the
A&M Board of Directors has ap
proved the financing for expand
ing the MSC. The three-story
expansion will extend from the
southwest corner of the present
building to the edge of the park
ing lot behind the Center. The
new facilities will include hotel
rooms and meeting rooms.
Plans are also being studied
for glassing in the sun deck by
the Ballroom, Hannigan said. If
the idea is architecturally sound,
the new area will become an ex
tension of the Fountain Room
and will be reached by a spiral
staircase situated in the Fountain
Hannigan also said that air-
conditioning of G. Rollie White
is being studied and that it
should start within the next
year. He said that funds have
been appropriated to air-con
dition and completely rebuild the
inside of Guion Hall.
The biggest undertaking will be
the expansion of Cushing. The
new building is to be completed
in October of 1967, said Dean of
Instruction William J. Graff.
When the expansion is com
pleted, it will house the library
facilities now in Cushing and the
present building will accommo
date the “learning center.”
The west side of Sbisa is now
being air-conditioned and all of
the dining facilities should be air-
conditioned by the fall.
Another project will involve
tearing down the old railroad
station and tearing nut the
tracks nearest West Gate in
order to build an underpass
pass where F.M. 60 crosses the
The university will reclaim the
land from opposite Kyle Field
to the intersection of old High
way 6 and F.M. 60.
Davidson Warns
Mixed Marriages
Highly Dangerous
Dr. John B. Davidson concluded the 1965 Marriage
Forum series Tuesday by cautioning students against the
dangers eminent in interfaith marriages.
“It is a cross understatement to say that mixed mar
riages are not good. . . . There are those that do work out,
but couples involved in mixed marriages miss the abundance
of life by not sharing a common faith,” Davidson warned.
The Baylor University religion professor also discussed
these consequences that must be considered when contem
plating such a marriage:
1. Each marriage must have a common basis of ideas
and purpose, and this is absent in a mixed marriage.
2. Each successful marriage must have the resources
of man helped by a common involvement of man and wife,
and this is also lacking in an interfaith marriage.
3. Mixed marriages rob the parents of communicating
religiously with the children on a level of spiritual life.
4. Parents are robbed of the opportunity to give their
children the best spiritual heritage that they profess.
5. Such a marriage disenables one from following his
conscience strictly.
Davidson also offered his solutions to the problem of
increasing interfaith marriages and advocated non-marriage
if a suitable compromise cannot be effected.
“In marriage is the possession of life’s greatest happi
ness or life’s greatest sadness. It is a matter of faith and
faith takes the possibility of total loss or total gain. You
don’t know which it will be and the only sure way is not
to get married.
“Each party must think of religious possibilities in
terms of what he or she believes and what church comes
nearest to his or her beliefs. Each party should also investi
gate grounds for common belief. If none is found or if there
is not enough common ground learned men should be con
sulted, and both should then partake in the same worship
“If it is discovered that the divergencies are so great
that there are no grounds for cominality I would advise not
getting married. A common religious undergirding is essen
tial,” Davidson stressed.
He discussed varying concepts on marriage as held by
the Roman Catholic, Protestant and Jewish denominations
and also listed these serious fallacies regarding interfaith
1. Isolated illustrations—“Trying to give examples of
couples who made it does not answer your own problem.
One study has shown that the divorce rate for mixed mar
riages is 250 per cent higher than for marriages between
persons of the same faith.”
2. Silence—“Keeping quiet will not help, either. When
silence is maintained, there is no grounds for consideration
of differences.”
3. Birth control—“The Catholic Church forbids the use
of contraceptives while most Protestant churches are much
more liberal.”
4. The “We’ll work it out later” attitude—“This causes
spiritual schizophrenia and a child in such an atmosphere
won’t be able to nourish a religious sensitivity.”
5. The “We’ll let the child decide” attitude—“This
makes the child feel that his parents don’t consider religion
important. This also puts religion on a competitive basis
among the children and creates an unhealthy situation.”