The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 06, 1966, Image 2

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Columns • Editorials • News Briefs Che Battalion Page 2 College Station, Texas Wednesday, April 6, 1966 • Opinions • Cartoons w Features College Station-Bryan Area Realizing Growth Potential CADET SLOUCH by Jim. Earle Robert P. Gerholz, President of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, has stated that industries which depend heavily on engineers and scientists are being attracted more and more by com munities which boast institutions of higher learning. The College Station-Bryan area is such a community. But other factors also tend to attract skilled workers and the companies which seek to, employ them — clean, safe, attrac tive corpmunities with better school sys tems, good shopping conveniences and vari ety of recreational spots. The College Station-Bryan area is such a community. In the field of education, especially high er education of engineers and scientists, this area can proudly boast of Texas A&M. It also 'contains Allen Military Academy and a number of business schools to round out its post-high school facilities. There is, in addition, 1 a large body of full and part-time employes. The public school systems are outstand ing and constantly striving to improve them selves, and entrepreneurs are continually expanding and improving retail shopping outlets. The area is virtually surrounded by recreational areas, with three major cities within an hour-and-a-half drive, and fishing and hunting locations nearby. Civic improvement is also a hallmark of the area, with streets, parks and new public buildings gracing the landscape. There is no shortage of choice sights for potential industries. Gerholz goes on to say that every com munity has an opportunity to grow and prosper if it takes bold, forward steps to make itself a better place in which to live, and that communities without natural ad vantages of climate and landscape use im agination to make themselves distinctive, interesting and attractive. With the manifold advantages of Col lege Station-Bryan to potential residents and industries, the continued application of -a far-sighted approach can not help but make this an ever growing commercial and indus trial center of South-Central Texas. Hard Work Pays Off J In AIBS Convention Budget Bureau Threatens Educational Aid Programs A strong movement is afoot to sharply curtail federal aid to education at some levels, according to Sen. Ralph Yarborough. Included in. these-are the National De fense Education Act which has helped more than 800,000 students gain college educa tions, the impacted areas law which gives money to school systems educating depen dents of Federal installations, the school lunch program and the land-grant college program. The latter is what is left of the original land-grant bill which established Texas A&M and Prairie View. If the bill is ended, as is proposed, Prairie View would lose $106,924 and A&M would lose $320,774. The Bureau of the Budget has recommended the cutting of $12 million throughout this system. This would fek©-4i crippling: blow to the land-grant colleges of America and to the two such institutions in Texas. Cutting the National Defense Education Act from $180 to $30 million a year would also have effects locally. More than 40.- 000 Tekans have been aided by this bill, including countless Aggies over the years. Texas, its citizens, and A&M in par ticular would be losers if such programs are abolished. This is no time for Texas or the nation to suffer in the field of higher education. Cooperation and hard work do pay off. Texas A&M University and the College Station-Bryan Chamber of Commerce striv ed together for three years to have this campus chosen as the meeting place for the 1967 convention of the American Insti tute of Biological Sciences. As a result, a flood of some 6,000 dele gates from all over the world will descend on the Brazos Valley in mid-August next year, boosting the economy of the twin cities by an estimated $1,500,000 in one week. The announcement was made by Presi dent Earl Rudder and Dean of Agriculture R. E. Patterson, who said this was the first time the 70,000-member organization had convened in Texas. The work is, of course, not over. It actually has not really begun. Preparations will have to be and are being made for the luncheons, speakers, reunions, smokers, banquets and exhibits that will make up the convention. The end result will be both a tribute to the AIBS, Texas A&M and the surround ing community. The national body chooses as its annual sight a campus that excels in education and research in biological fields. It is indeed an honor for this campus to be chosen. It is, too, a tribute to the research and teaching of biological subjects at A&M. But, most of all, it is a tribute to the perserverence and dedication of the staff of Texas A&M and the Chamber of Commerce of College Station-Bryan. Read Battalion Classified! ir st p: ds “Since our class is rather small today, I wonder if you’d mind if I cut my lecture a little short?” Read Classifieds Daily Presenting The Drinking Song for Sprite: "ROAR, SOFT-DRINK, ROAR! 1 (To the tune of "Barbara Fritchie"] Traditionally, a lusty, rousing fight song is de rigeur for every worthy cause and institution. . But we wrote a song for Sprite anyway. We'd like you to sing it while drinking Sprite, though this may cause some choking and coughing. So what? It's all in good, clean fun. And speaking of good, clean things, what about the taste of Sprite? It's good. It's clean. However, good clean things may not exactly be your idea of jollies. In that case, remember that Sprite is also very refreshing. "Tart and tingling," in fact. And very collegiate. And maybe we'd better quit while we're ahead. So here it is. The Drinking Song For Sprite. And if you can get a group together to sing it--we'd be very surprised. Roar, soft drink, roar! You're the loudest soft drink we ever sawr! So tart and tingling, they couldn't keep you quiet: The perfect drink, guy, To sit and think by, Or to bring instant refreshment To any campus riot! Ooooooh-- Roar, soft drink, roar! Flip your cap, hiss and bubble, fizz and gush! Oh we can't think Of any drink That we would rather sit with! Or (if we feel like loitering) to hang out in the strit with! Or sleep through English lit' with! Roar! Soft drink! Roar! Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, SPRITE! t>owv vv/itm QVfCT SOFT PRINKS mm SPRITE. SO TART AND TINGLING. WE JUST COULDN'T KEEP IT QUIET. oi ai is ■ Y ee in sp “de hi in m'lta I : 1 CAN VAN HEUSEN VANOPRES SAVE THIS ROMANCE? He'sure was handsome. But what frumpy shirts! Then he happened upon Van Heusen “417" Vanopress ...ZANG! He emerged... lean, trim, all man in a great authentic styled shirt. Permanently pressed the day was made, it will never need pressin again. v'Ariieuse.W &•- .. expj^sta iri 'TIM- Battalion are ifiose 'of the student writers only. The Battalion is a non tax-supported non profit, self-supporting educational enter prise edited and operated by students as a univei'$ity and community neivspaper. Enfrineeriftp: ^ • Medicine; and student The Battalion, published in College Sunday, and Monday, an May, and once a week during summer school. ion, hoiid newspaper a daily periods, September througl Van Heusen Shirts Available at TTie Exchange Store “Serving- Texas Ag-g-ies Since 1907” THE.BATTALION aciated Press use for es credited to it or not e credited in the paper and local news of spontan origin published herein. Rights of republication of al matter herein are also reserved. Second-Class postage paid at College Station, Texas. he.Asso, publication of all news be made by telephoning 846-6618 editorial office. Room 4, YMCA Building. For Advertising or delivery call 846-6416. News contributions may or 846-4910 or at the editorial off! at Texas A&M except Saturday, igh EDITOR GLENN DROMGOOLE Managing Editor ... Tommy DeFrank Associate Editor Larry Jerden Sports Editor Gerald Garcia News Editor -— — Dani Presswood . * - v .• lSr *•? ./• •