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    Che Battalion
Volume 61
By Glenn Dromgoole
An off-campus mimeographed
publication made its initial ap
pearance here last week. Called
“Eudaemonia,” the publication is
sponsored and financed by The
Coffee Loft, a joint venture of
the local Presbyterian, Christian
and United Church of Christ
Before the first issue rolled off
the mimeograph machine, Editor
Bob Welsh suggested that I
might want to comment on it. So
here goes.
First, let me set aside any
doubts that Eudaemonia is in
competition with The Battalion.
There have been some who have
asked me, “Have you seen your
rival’s first edition?” Such is
definitely not the case. Eudae
monia is not, apd does not claim
to be, a newspaper. Its sole pur
pose, according to Welsh, is the
open and free discussion of ideas
and issues, not the printing of
news and feature material. It
does not seek The Battalion’s ad
vertising, nor does it attempt to
lure our subscribers.
The word eudaemonia literally
means happiness, the editor
writes, but is used symbolically
. . . “through the open exchange
of all ideas ... to achieve a rela
tive degree of well being or per
sonal fulfillment.”
Eudaemonia’s editorial deci
sions are made by an editorial
board, chaired by Welsh and con
sisting of five other members—
all students—to decide content of
the monthly publication.
“All contributions will be con
sidered for publication and the
editorial board will seek to dis
tinguish responsibly between li
cense and censorship. There will
be no license for the degrading of
persons or institutions and there
will be no censorship of the pub
lic or official actions of either,”
reads a portion of the publica
tion’s editorial policy.
In all but one case, Eudaemonia
practices what it preaches. A one
sided, but nevertheless thought-
provoking, conglomeration of ma
terial from the AAUP policy on
academic freedom to a piece on
“What’s wrong with Religion”
provides the readers with opinion
on current issues. But Eudae
monia steps seriously off the path
of responsibility in an article en
titled “‘K-K’ Ho Hum” wherein
senior Mike Mitchell is given li
cense for personal attack of cam
pus security personnel.
“The Korney Kats, or Kampus
Kaptains,” Mitchell writes, “are
a never-idle group of semi - me
chanical response called men.”
After complaining of a per
sonal run-in with the campus of
ficers, Mitchell concludes with,
“But let me not be too critical of
such activities, because, after all,
I once played games too.”
In journalism circles, that is
called license. If Eudaemonia is
going to resemble some form of
communication, then its editors
might review their editorial pol
icy and reexamine the profession
al definitions of two words—li
cense and responsibility.
Aside from this major slip,
Eudaemonia’s first edition showed
promise of respectability. Ex
ceedingly liberal in its content,
the publication could use consid
erably more balance, but that
might be achieved in succeeding
issues. If not, Eudaemonia will
be dismissed as a propaganda or
gan and will enjoy little influence
or respect outside its political cir
cle. But Volume 1, Number 1 was
a start in a plausible direction. It
didn’t appear to possess a per
sonal vendetta against the ad
ministration, as similar publica
tions which have died premature
deaths have been prone to do.
Other than the religion and
academic freedom discussions,
Eudaemonia printed opinions for
coeducation at A&M and the abo
lition of the death penalty in
Texas and a half dozen -poems.
More than half of the eight-
page, legal-size publication was
taken up by the “What’s Wrong
With Religion” sermon and the
AAUP statements on student aca
demic freedom.
First Bank & Trust now pays
4%% per annum on savings cer
tificates. —Adv.
Number 296
Phi Eta Sigma
Fete Honors
98 Inductees
Dean of Science Dr. Clarence
Zener addressed new officers and
98 initiates of Phi Eta Sigma,
national freshman honor society,
at the association’s annual ban
quet Tuesday.
The 98 new members is nearly
double last year’s figure of 68
new inductees into the chapter.
Officers for 1966-67 include
James H. Hilgers, president;
Mike Deike, vice president; Mark
McCasland, secretary; Greg Gar
ret, secretary; Mark McCasland,
treasurer, and Gordon Grossman,
Spring initiates include Mar
shall W. Alexander Jr., Robert
Quincy Arnold, Ronald David
Beddingfield, Harrell Louis Bil-
hartz, Darrel Duwain Boethel,
Howard Russel Bones, Michael
Lee Burditt, Michael Glenn Burk,
Timonthy Shea Casey, Carl Gipe
Chapman, Henry Lee Chenault,
Sam Haraway Coleman, Howard
Lee Corley, Darrel K. Cox, James
H. Cox, Dennis A. DuBose, John
M. Duhon, David S. Ely, John
H. Focke and Joseph A. Foltin.
Ricardo E. Garza, Ernest E.
Godsey, Fred L. Goldsberry,
Michael W. Goss, Kenneth Hag-
gart, Gerald E. Hahn, James L.
Hailey, Richard C. Hanes, Milton
K. Herrmann, Howard D. Hicks,
Robert W. Hobson, Charlie D.
Hoover, William Richardson
Howell, William Ewing Huff-
hines, Lynn Ray Irby, Hugh R.
James, Arthur W. Jennings and
Robert L. Kaspar.
Jerry M. Knowles, Arthur B.
Lane, Roland F. Lenarduzzi, Clin
ton J. Machann, Divad T. Mad
dox, Warren B. Maupin, Paul M.
Mebane, William C. Medley, Gary
C. Meier, Glenn G. Miears, Tim
othy J. Miles, Erik C. Miller,
Larry E. Moerbe, James E. Mur
phy, Dee G. McCrary, James T.
McDonald and Larry B. Mc-
Larry B. McWhorter, David
J. Novlan, Robert L. Pennington,
Rolan M. Perritt, Jerry Bob
Pierce, Daniel E. Posey, Wayne
H. Prescott, Walter C. Purcell,
John R. Ramsey, Ralph D. Reed,
Michael S. Reese, Ronnie G.
Ricketson, Walter L. Riggs, Wil
liam D. Schwab, David M. Scott,
Douglas M. Scott and James C.
Craig M. Smith, James D.
Stevenson, Link E. Summers,
Jack L. Swain, George A. Teer,
Timothy G. Terrel, William T.
Tobleman, David L. Tyler, Bobby
L. Ulich, Daniel W. Valentine,
Donald G. Valentine, Ray L. Van-
noy, Walter A. Varvel Walter B.
Vaughan, John C. Vaughn, John
D. Walker, James L. Watson,
Charles C. Weige, Monroe G.
Wells, and Howard P. Wheeler.
Zener and College of Engineer
ing Dean Fred Benson were ini
tiated as honorary members of
the organization at the banquet.
Faculty advisors are Dr. C. H.
Ransdell, assistant dean of en
gineering, and Dr. W. J. Dobson,
professor of biology.
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Baylor’s Wayne Brandt snaps the tape ahead Tuesday night. The Aggies took nine of 16
of Aggie 100-yard dash star Gilbert Smith firsts, however, to win the meet, 82-153. (See
to win the event in a dual meet in Kyle Field page 4 for details.)
Nuclear Engineering Get
AEG Accelerator Grant
The Department of Nuclear
Engineering has been awarded
a $25,000 grant by the U. S.
Atomic Energy Commission for
a 200-kilovolt accelerator.
The grant was announced
Tuesday by A&M President Earl
Dr. Robert G. Cochran, depart
ment head, said the pulse-type
accelerator will be used in the
department’s educational and re
search programs.
“We hope to have the accel-
3 Fallout Plays
To Open Tonight
The stage is set and the lights
go on at 8 p.m. tonight as the
Fallout Theater presents three
student-directed plays: a comedy,
tragedy and religious play.
“The Proposal,” by Anton
Chekhov, is a comedy about mar
riage and is directed by Jan Gan
naway. The cast includes Hol-
lynn Fuller, Don Carter and Lani
“Escape by Moonlight,” a
tragedy by Kenneth Crotty, is
directed by Bob Spivey. Appear
ing in this play about thwarted
love is Ann Spivey, David Risin-
ger, Hollynn Fuller and Bob Col-
trin .
The Rev. L. R. Cutler will
direct “The Terrible Meek,” writ
ten by Charles Kennedy. This
play is the story of the cruci
fixion of Christ as seen by the
captain who gave the order, a
soldier who performed the act
and the mother of the crucified.
Admission is 50 cents. The
Fallout Theater is located in the
rear of Guion Hall.
erator in operation by July 1,”
Cochran explained. “It will be
housed part-time in the AGN-
201 reactor laboratory in the me
chanical engineering shops build
ing, and in the Space Science
Center under construction.
“The control and power sys
tem is about the size of an of
fice desk,” Cochran continued.
“The device has a portable accel
erator tube which is slightly
“We will be able to perform
experiments and expand our re
search in coupled reactor sys
tems. The most modern inves
tigations will be made in labora
tory experiments.”
In research, Cochran pointed
out that the accelerator will be
used in investigating breeder
ratios of fast reactor types for
potential use in generating elec-
trict power, and for nuclear pro
pulsion applications in space.
Most of the research with the
accelerator will be conducted by
Cochran and Dr. Curtis G.
Chezem, who will join the staff
this fall as visiting professor.
Chezem is a senior scientist in
the critical assemblies group of
Who's Who Awards
Now Available
Certificates for students select
ed to appear in the 1965-66 edi
tion of “Who’s Who Among Stu
dents in- American Universities
and Colleges” have arrived, Dean
of Students James P. Hannigan
has announced.
Certificates may be picked up
at Hannigan’s office in room 209
of the YMCA Building.
the Nuclear Propulsion Division
of Los Alamos Scientific Labora
tory in New Mexico.
Engineer College
Tops Enrollment
For Spring Term
Engineering has the largest
college and the largest depart
ment at Texas A&M, a registrar’s
report for the spring term shows.
A total of 2,872 students—31
per cent—major in engineering
The breakdown, prepared by
computer for Registrar H. L.
Heaton, is based on an enrollment
of 9,145 which includes 2,240
seeking graduate degrees.
Second-largest college is liberal
arts with 2,396 students—26 per
cent of the enrollment.
Agriculture comes third with
1,682—18 per cent.
Science has 1,006—11 per cent.
Veterinary Medicine counts 687
—7 per cent.
Geosciences reports 359—4 per
The remainder are studying in
the Institute of Statistics or at
the Texas Maritime Academy.
Largest department is mechan
ical engineering with 433 en
rolled. Second in size is electri
cal engineering with 400. Civil
engineering follows with 380.
Graduate enrollment includes
623 seeking the Ph.D. degree; 1,-
164 studying for a master’s de
gree and 453 in special studies.
Undergraduate classes include
1,698 seniors, 1,462 juniors, 1,477
sophomores and 2,075 freshmen.
Undergraduates listed as “fifth
year” or special students number
Spring Election
Filing Extended
To Thursday
Battalion News Editor
A poor turnout of students
filing for positions to be decided
in the spring general elections
has forced an extension of the
deadline to 1 p.m. Thursday,
Election Commission Chairman
Harris Pappas announced Tues
“Wednesday was to have been
the last day for filing,” he said,
“but as of noon Tuesday no
body had filed for six of the 12
Senate posts.”
Positions still vacant Tuesday
included Student Senate presi
dent, parliamentarian, Issues
Committee chairman, Welfare
Committee chairman, Civilian
Student Council treasurer and
class agent of the class of 1966.
Other offices include Senate
vice president, recording secre
tary, public relations chairman,
Student Life Committee chair
man CSC president and vice
“We’ve extended this filing
date hoping that qualified stu
dents would file for positions,”
Pappas noted. ‘After all this
Student Senate is the leading or
ganization on the campus.”
Pappas blames the poor show
ing on a general feeling of dis
interest among students.
“So many students complain
about the lack of initiative the
Student Senate has demonstrated
this year,” he said. “Why don’t
these students show the initiative
they expect of the Student Sen
ate by filing for the offices ?
“Interest that has been shown
in the two previous elections has
not been representative of pre
vious years.”
Pappas feels that A&M’s real
student leaders will rise to the
occasion and meet the challenge.
“I want to see a real good turn
out between now and Thursday,”
he urged. “I am sure the true
leaders of the campus will re
veal themselves by filing for the
student leadership positions.”
Pappas also announced a
meeting of applicants at 5 p.m.
Friday in the YMCA.
“We will inform students as
to campaigning procedures and
receive their suggestions,” he
The election is set for April
21, with the polls remaining open
from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Hill Selected
To American
Safety Society
Membership in the American
Academy of Safety Education
has been accorded John W. Hill.
The A&M personnel insurance
and safety officer was elected a
Fellow by the academy member
ship, a “who’s who of safety
Qualifications are based on
contributions to safety education,
significant leadership and a dy
namic position in the field, ac
cording to Hill’s notificaton. Most
members in the five-year-old
academy hold doctoral degrees.
The Texas Tech, Illinois and
A&M-trained Hill is nearly quali
fied for the master’s degree in
industrial education and techno
Other membership require
ments include contributions to
the literature of safety educa
tion, work in the field for more
than 10 years and committee
work through state and national
safety education organizations.
Hill, at A&M since 1948 and a
safety educator since 1937, taught
safety engineering in the school
of engineering and performed
similar service with the Texas
Highway Department and Army
Air Force. The Nocona, Texas,
native instructed at A&M and
in American National Red Cross
and Red Cross Aquatic Schools.
Members of the American So
ciety of Safety Engineers, Na
tional Safety Council, Veterans
of Safety and Iota Lambda Sig
ma, Hill has served in official
capacity for several organiza
tions. He has been chairman of
Higher Education Committee of
the National Safety Council and
has worked with the eight-mem
ber national committee on co
operation of engineering colleges
No runoff is scheduled.
with ASSE.
Sleepy Batt Staffer Records Impressions
Student Leaders Culture Trip Successful
(Editor’s note: The follow
ing article is the author’s per
sonal log of the recent spring
trip to Houston by 30 A&M
student leaders chosen by the
Memorial Student Center Lead
ership Committee.
7:10 Sunday morning — Stag
gered out of sack. Too much
post-Cotton Balling the night be
fore. With supreme will power,
made it to MSC by 7:45.
7:45—Arrived MSC. Not over
ly enthusiastic about trip or any
thing else.
8:08—Pulled out from campus
in the third of four university
station wagons. Sat in the rear
seat, the one facing backwards.
Quite a sensation at 8:08 in the
10:02—Reached Houston after
uneventful trip down. Sunny
day. Stomach rebelling after 90
miles of seeing where I’ve been.
10:19—Reached Domed Stad
ium, a last-minute addition to
agenda. Didn’t realize it was so
much out in the sticks.
12:11—Left Dome after cut
ting out early from guided tour.
Quite a place. Size of the thing,
all that grass, a plush bar, and
the pajama-like suits of parking
attendants all left impressions.
We’re now behind schedule.
12:18—Pulled into Shamrock
Hilton Hotel, unloaded bags.
Minor crisis over where to, how
to, if to eat before striking out
for next attraction. A plot to
order 30 box lunches of chicken-
to-go nipped in bud before any
one was injured seriously. Sug
gestions and solutions flew simul
taneously and abundantly. I
bought a Mounds bar in the drug
12:45—Descended upon an un
suspecting barbecue place.
1:15—Left barbecue place.
Owner looked grateful but also
slightly relieved.
1:36—Arrived Houston Ship
Channel. Took two-hour yacht
trip down channel. Ships from
all over world, with names like
“Napal Verde,” “M a h r o n d a,”
“Parthenon,” “Paena,” and “Otto
Nubel.” Channel pollution evi
dent, as is odor. Nice way to
spend an afternoon. No hitches
except I spilled a Seven-Up all
over me when I tried to suavely
meet someone.
3:35—Cruise ends, back to the
4:00—Arrive Shamrock.
4:45—Finally get to room after
much red tape at desk.
7:10—Reached Alley Theatre
after a reviving shower and shave
and a change of clothes.
10:30—Left Alley after seeing
“Duel of Angels” by Jean Gira-
doux. Excellent production of a
good play. Two members of cast
conducted a discussion of play
afterwards. Interesting, lively
10:45—Arrived Warwick Club
for dinner. Tremendous glass
sided elevator floats up side of
Warwick Hotel to reach the act
ual club. Very plush. Walls are
glassed in, reminds you of San
Francisco restaurants in movies.
Outside of buttering my left hand
and getting a little carried away
vocally on the defects of Time
Magazine, got through meal all
1:15—Couch made into a bed.
About to put it to good use with
out any argument whatsoever.
Just saw something funny.
Thought for a minute that my
agenda said we were to be having
breakfast tomorrow at 6:30 for
an early start to NASA. . . . Just
re-read it. My worst fears con
firmed. Good night.
Monday, 6:40—Slowly, sullenly,
semi-consciously, got out of my
beautiful sofa bed.
8:58—Arrived NASA. Several
talks, guided tour of a few build
ings. As a non-technical type,
this stop didn’t do as much for
me as it should have. Scalded
tongue with amply-heated coffee
at one talk. Woke up rapidly.
Wind ripping through briskly . . .
someone may get prematurely
launched if it keeps up. Surprised
to see ducks on lawn of our
Manned Spacecraft Center. Re
stored my faith in the Space Age
for some reason.
11:05—Left NASA for Foley’s.
11:55—Reached Foley’s park
ing lot.
2:45—Left Foley’s after a
luncheon and men’s fashion semi
nar. A high spot of trip. We
were told that tie tacks and
clasps are now out, as are: socks
that don’t come up to within a
couple of inches of knee, white
shirts in daytime, narrow belts,
loafers, conservative ties. Ap
proximately 25 of our hearty
band of 30 were wearing white
shirts. Very lively discussion of
speakers’ opinions. After lunch
pulled socks up, buttoned coat to
cover belt and stayed in shadows
all the way back to parking lot.
Now heading for Fine Arts Mu
6:00—Another plush dinner,
this time in hotel. Swordfish
steaks were main course. What
ever happened to,that suggestion
box at Sbisa?
7:30—Semi-frantic ride to Mu
sic Hall to hear Houston Sym
7:50—Arrived Music Hall.
Heard one lady mumble “late-
goers” out of side of mouth as I
briskly strode by. Had strange
feeling I wasn’t in my natural
11:15—Left Music Hall. Quite
an experience. Sir John Bar
birolli conducting Handel’s “Mes
siah.” Parts of it especially im
pressed, familiar “Hallelujah
Chorus” for one. Almost got
clapped out during long standing
ovation at end. Now back to
reality. Dr. Carl Shafer, an
A&M faculty member, is driving
back and for this I’m glad. Sleep
is a beautiful word.
1:20—Staggered up stairs into
my favorite lower bunk. Sleep is
a beautiful word.
Post-mortem—The trip was de
signed to give some A&M stu
dents a glimpse of life in a major
city. Culture was accented, and
while we joked about it some, it
was an entertaining, revealing ex
perience for most of us. It was
a successful trip, I’m personally
glad I went, and hope that the
Houston alumnae who financed
most of the project will see fit to
continue it. Now, if only the
Cotton Ball had been some other
weekend . . .