The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 31, 1965, Image 2

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THE BATTALION Page 2 College Station, Texas Wednesday, March 31, CADET SLOUCH by Jim Earle Guion Fallout Theater Arn Mid-Semester Grades: A Comedy Of Errors Mid-semester grades were unveiled this week, and to those fellow students who crashed and burned while com peting in the race for academic excellence, we offer our condolences. The acid test is about to begin. How to tell your parents in the most ambiguous and unintelligible terms possible why you flunked—before they have time to receive your grades. Long experience has indicated the average student’s chances of lifting the damning evidence from the bowels of the U. S. mails are practically nil. Big Brother sees to it that they are mailed out during the week. Therefore we offer these few suggestions, so that you might write ahead and soften the blow: 1. I was hazed and didn’t have time to study. (This one is a classic and rarely fails to bring a favorable response. Not recommended for seniors.) 2. My profs don’t like me. (Superb for minority groups.) 3. The guy next door plays the bongos until 2 a.m. (Insomniacs disregard this one. Also unfit for nocturnal musicians.) 4. Nobody understands my problems. (Grow a beard if you plan to use this one.) 5. My alarm doesn’t work and I have difficulty making 8 o’clock classes. (Unsuitable for Corps freshmen and sophomores.) 6. I can’t find my classes. (Use this in extreme cases only.) 7. The profs didn’t honor my distinguished student card. (Not to be used by students on academic probation.) 8. Grades don’t really mean anything anyway. It’s what you get out of college that counts. (Tremendous if you can put it over.) Of course there are many other suggestions you might try—and if you have to search a long time you can use that as an excuse when final grades come out. Makes Debut In Rain Over the rivers and through the mud we go. But not to> Granny’s this time. To the Fall out Theater’s initial perform ance in the basement of Guion Hall. And was it worth it? Un equivocally, yes. On this campus the boards are anything but worn, but the idea of a little theater is really new. The catacomb’s cast is of course amateur. They’re sometimes hard to see. The seats are hard and it was terrific. In limiting the audience to less than 150 persons, everyone is brought into the play. Some can get a little too involved if the scene becomes somewhat atheletic. Last night with three swift one act strokes Fallout established itself, with the help of George Bernard Shaw’s “Glimpse of Reality,” Hall and Middlemass’s, “The Valiant,” and Edward Al- bees, “The Sandbox.” For four bits you were taken to fifteenth century Italy, twentieth century Connecticut State Prison, and somewhere, no time. Its not much to pay for such a trip and the stewardesses aren’t bad either. “My grade is due to a lack of communications! I haven’t been able to convince him that I know more than I do!” Students from a class in “Tech niques of Directing” taught by Aggie Player producer C. K. Es- ten were originally responsible for the idea for Fallout. Millions For Excellence— Hanoi Bombing Speculated Not Pencil Sharpeners A f ter Embassy Destruction Better sharpen your pocket-knives boys, cause you re %/ Better sharpen your pocket-knives boys, ’cause you’re gonna need ’em if the campus pencil-sharpener situation gets any worse. Back in the old days (three or four years ago), it took only a simple twist of a handle to produce a fine lead pencil point. But today, in the era of progress, we must revert to whittlin’ or chewin’ to get even the faintest trace of lead. For a university looking to the future and striving for academic excellence, this is a perplexing—yet needless— problem. We spend millions of dollars on research, yet can’t afford —or don’t afford—several $1.98 pencil sharpeners. The situation is indeed tragic. Take the Academic Building, for instance, the center of our basic educational pursuits. Very few classrooms, if any, contain a pencil sharpener. And this example could be repeated in prac tically every building on campus. Even the smallest, most backward high school in the state provides pencil sharpeners in almost every room. Certainly^ a university such as Texas A&M can supply this necessity. If it is a problem of negligence, then someone should place some sharp points under some human posteriors. It is quite obvious, however, that they couldn’t be pencil points. G.A.D. Job Calls THURSDAY Uncle Ben’s — agricultural economics, agricultural engineer ing, industrial engineering, in dustrial technology. The Austin Company — archi tecture, civil engineering, electri cal engineering, mechanical en gineering. Royal-Globe Insurance Com panies — accounting, business ad ministration, chemical engineer ing, economics, English. A. M. Lockett & Company Ltd. — mechanical engineering. Austin Independent School Dis trict — biology, chemistry, math ematics, physics, industrial edu cation, education, psychology, physical education. SMORGASBORD PAN AMERICAN WEEK COMMITTEE’S LATIN AMERICAN SMORGASBORD All the popular Latin American Foods APRIL 13—5 to 7:30 P.M. M. S. C. BALLROOM Tickets now on sale M. S. C. FINANCE CENTER $2.25 Tickets will be sold only until 5 P.M. April 6. THE BATTALION Opinions expressed in The Battalion are those of the student writers only. The Battalion is a non tax-supported, non-profit, self-supporting educational enterprise edited and operated by students as a university and community news paper and is under the supervision of the director of Stu dent Publications at Texas A&M University. ers Knight. College of Arts and Sciences; J. G. McGuire Page Morgan, College of Agriculture; and Dr. R. Medicine. The Battalion, a student newspaper at Texas A&M is published in College Sta- i, Texas daily except Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, ai ber through May, and once a week during summer school. tion, Texas daily except Saturday, Sunday, and Mond pul nd holiday periods, Septem- llege , Se Th dispatcl spontaneou in are also Second-Class postage paid at College Station, Texas. MEMBER: The Associated Press Texas Press Assn. Represented nationally by National Advertising Service, Inc., New York City, Chicagi City, Chicago, Los An geles and San Francisco. Mail subscriptions are $3.50 per semester; $6 per school year, $6.50 per full year. All subscriptions subject to 2% sales tax. Advertising rate furnished on request- YS rat Address: The Battalion, Room 4, YMCA Building; College Station, Texas. News contributions may be made by telephoning VI 6-6618 or VI 6-4910 or at the editorial office. Room 4, YMCA Building. For advertising or delivery call VI 6-6415. SAIGON, South Viet Nam (A>) — The terrorist bombing of the U. S. Embassy, which killed 17 persons and wounded at least 151, stirred speculation Wednes day that the United States may strike in reprisal at Hanoi, the capital of Communist North Viet Nam. Deputy Ambassador U. Alexis Johnson, himself slashed by flying glass, bitterly condemned this “example of the Viet Cong’s readiness to resort to atrocities against civilians.” One of two American dead was a girl secretary of the em bassy, Barbara A. Robbins, 21, of Denver, Colo. The other was a U. S. Navy petty officer, whose identity was officially withheld for the pre sent. Fifteen Vietnamese were killed. President Johnson studied the bombing with Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara in Washington, but the White House was silent about the pos sibility of a strong retaliatory move. “After our recent raids North, what else can we do for an en core?” asked the wife of a U. S. Embassy worker. Vietnamese soldiers and gov ernment officials shared that opinion, telling Americans in ef fect: “Now you have no choice, you have to bomb Hanoi.” There was a gloomy reaction in London, where Prime Minis ter Harold Wilson’s government has been trying to find a basis for negotiation. Authorities there said the explosion shat tered British hopes of arranging early talks to end the war and seemed to make massive Amer ican retaliation inevitable. Ho Chi Minh’s governmental stronghold has never been touch ed in raids so far by U. S. and South Vietnamese planes above the 17th Parallel. A 39-plane task force staged the 14th raid Tuesday, but it was a previously planned opera tion to knock out a military air base near Dong Hoi, 260 miles south of Hanoi. Pilots said the targets were 90 per cent de stroyed. Tuesday’s embassy explosion was set off in a sedan that a terrorist parked and abandoned in front of the five-story embas sy building. About 150 embassy workers and visitors were in the embas sy. Dozens of other persons were strolling outside along the wide, tree-shaded Ham Nghi Avenue, just before 11 a.m. Tuesday. Forty-five or more Americans and at least 104 Vietnamese and non-American foreigners were injured by the explosion and the rain of broken glass and other debris from the building. Seven of the Americans — some seriously injured and oth ers with tricky wounds requir ing specialist treatment — were flown to Clark Air Base in the Philippines. The Vietnamese dead includ ed the car driver, felled as he fled riding double on a motorcy cle with a fellow terrorist, and several Vietnamese policemen on guard duty at the embassy. The second terrorist, who packed a pistol, was shot from the motorcycle and captured, seriously injured. Johnson, who was in charge in the absence of Ambassador D. Taylor in Washington, emerged from his wrecked fifth-floor of fice with his face slashed by glass and blood dripping on his shirt collar. He said, however, the Ameri cans are not intimidated. Bulletin Board WEDNESDAY Hillel Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the foundation build ing. Collegiate Future Farmers of America will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Room 231 of the Chemistry Building. MinlctArl Supply 'pLdtu/te ptcuMue4- 923 So. Col !tg« Ave - B ryanjcgcas Attention Aggie Seniors Candidates for Vanity Fair for the Aggieland ’65 can be entered at the Student Publications Of fice, Y.M.C.A. basement. A por trait (8x10) head and shoulders and 1 snapshot full length with vital statistics should be in cluded. The deadline for turn ing in pictures will be April 23rd. Working at a resort high in the Alps is exciting, healthful and profitable. WORK IN EUROPE EDITOR RONALD L. FANN Managing Editor Glenn Dromgoole Sports Editor - Lani Presswood Day News Editor Mike Reynolds Night News Editor .... Clovis McCallister Asst. News Editor - Gerald Garcia Grand Duchy of Luxembourg— You can still get a summer job in Europe and a travel grant through the American Student Informa tion Service. ASIS is also giving every applicant a travel grant of at least $250. Wages are as high as $450 a month. Such jobs as re sort hotel, office, sales, factory, farm, camp and shipboard work are available. Job and travel grant applications and full details are available in a 36-page booklet which students may obtain by sending $2 (for the booklet and airmail postage) to Dept. R, ASIS, 22 Ave. de la Liberte, Luxembourg City, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK CONTINUES THRU SATURDAY Music Lovers! Records Drastically Reduced 3.98 Now 2.79 4.98 Now 3.49 5.98 Now 4.19 Stationery for That Monthly “Thank you for the Green Stuff”. All Engraved Aggie Stationery 98^ Technical Fonuntain Pens—For Extra Neat Lettering Rapidograph 2.95 (Usually 3.95) Stebco Book &. Business Cases Reduced 25% Made of “Tuff-Hide” & Carries the Famous 5 yr. Guarantee Portable Typewriters — A Real Bargain Close Out Priced Shaffer’s University Book Store North Gate Open 8:30 a. m. to 5:30 p. m. Every Day Its success is an outstanding example of the product resulting from the combination of sincere interest and energy. During April there will be five nights of one act productions. Its purpose, as written by those stu dents that creaeted it, is for experimentation and practice in all the facets of drama and its production even to extending an invitation to anyone for original work. The Fallout Theater-Workshop is unquestionably a tremendous addition to the A&M activity scene. It and those concerned with its creation and maintenance deserve all the encouragement, support and praise that can be given. The next night is April 2. Parts of “Becket,” “Picnic,” and “Caesar and Cleopatra” will be presented. If you think now that you might like to try the Fallout you had better come early. Its a good bet that there are about 150 first nighters that will be back again ahead of you. LIIJ's War On Poverty Finds The Going Rough WASHINGTON <A>) — Presi dent Johnson’s proclaimed “war on poverty” has become entan gled in local political thickets in isome states and promises to kick up a fuss in Congress. Already four bipartisan two- man investigating teams from the House Education and Labor Committee are studying admin istration of the program in a number of states. The investiga tion is just getting under way. One major bone of contention is federal grants to the states for technical aid in helping local communities get community ac tion programs going. The Office of Economic Op portunity, which runs the cam paign to combat poverty, has only indirect authority over the state agencies, and they in turn have only advisory authority in their relations with local com munities. Once a community gets its plans ready it deals di- Plant Contest The first Statewide Invitational Plant Identification Contest will be held May 15 in the Plant Sci ences Building. Teams that will be invited are the first place teams of the state’s Future Farmer areas and 4-H districts, and the top two teams of each of the state’s open contests. The contest is sponsored by A&M’s Range and Forestry Club. rectly with the federal govern ment. Earlier this year, Rep. John H. Dent, D-Pa., said that Gov. William W. Scranton was ap pointing defeated Republican politicians to Pennsylvania’s an tipoverty jobs. Dent said this apparently wasn’t illegal, but he questioned the propriety, of it. In Louisiana, Sen. Russell B. Long and Rep. Hale Boggs, as sistant Senate and House Demo cratic leaders, found seven of the eight regional officers and other top officials named by Gov. John J. McKeithen were members of a rival Democratic political faction. The Departm has announced scholarship pro] September 1961 vide financial s qualified studer The progran 247 colleges throughout the duces over 10, year for the A: are being adde for the first 1 view of the i: R0TC program Authorized b acted Public R0TC vitalizal four-year schc awarded to 400 year scholarshi Four-year sch granted to in< entering collej time. Two-yea be awarded to s dents completii of the four-y program. The Army v dents $50 a me WANT 1 [ One day . . . . 3« per word ei Minimum DEA 4 p.m. day be Classifi 90< per i each FOR ’63 Volkswagen, Iheater, vinyl interic 5:00 p. m. 1960 Triumph, spe |S01 Fairview, 846-55 1953 Studebaker, [5:00. TOP 25%- ©EVnOENP Good rich top soil (TA 2-3980. FOR TO ELIGIBLE TEXAS MOTORISTS V I C T A P A R STARTS WEDNESDAY First Run “TORPEDO BAY” With James Mason Plus “YOUNGBLOOD HAWK” That's right, Texas policyholders have come to expect dividend savings from State Farm Mutual’s famous 6-month policy. 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