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Volume 61
Number 299
Senate Voting
s Matson
These three Texas Woman’s University coeds will partici
pate in a “Man Your Manners” panel Tuesday night in the
YMCA. From left are Cheri Holland, Suzanne Peters and
Nanette Gabriel, Johanna Leister, the fourth panelist, is
not pictured.
Tessies Launch
Manners Series
Four Texas Woman’s Univer
sity coeds will launch the first
of three “Man Your Manners”
programs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in
the YMCA.
Joining current Aggie Sweet
heart Cheri Holland on Tues
day’s panel will be Nanette
Gabriel and Johanna Leister,
★ ★ ★
Need Seen
For Political
Clubs Here
Battalion Staff Writer
Some schools are putting stu
dents in strait-jackets when they
deny them the right to form poli
tical clubs or criticize the insti
tution’s policies.
Rev. Thomas J. Sealy, minister
of the A&M Church of Christ,
said last night at a YMCA “Edu
cated Man” program he would
like to see rival political clubs
at A&M.
“An institution,” he told the
audience, “is training and not
educating when it denies students
the right to criticize and express
their opinions.”
How is a person supposed to
know what his political prefer
ences are when it’s time to vote
at 21?
Seay added that loyalty and
obedience come when students
are able to make decisions.
“It doesn’t hurt to think —
it doesn’t hurt to be challenged,”
he commented.
In advocating the need for
political clubs, the minister said
“Students need to be able to dif
fer without being disagreeable.”
Where there are marches and
other public protests on cam
puses, students are merely show
ing an “educating desire” to ex
press their opinions.
“Universities many times, it
seems, are afraid of men who
think for themselves,” Seay add
“It’s more than the training of
the mind,” he said. “It’s the
training of the man.”
former Aggie Sweethearts, and
Suzanne Peters.
The girls will discuss:
1. The ABC’s of letter writ
ing with a 3-D effect (blind
dates, thank-you notes and ask
ing for a date);
2. Flowers (when and when
not) and housing and transporta
3. Introduction: Tactful con
versation and small talk;
4. Dances: How to ask for
a dance, when it is proper to
cut in and what to do when the
dance number is completed (walk
her to her seat, talk to her and
hope a buddy comes along or
leave her standing);
5. Telephone manners: Ask
ing for a date, confirming a date,
calling to say “I’ll be late and
guessing games (like “Guess who
this is?”)
A question-and-answer period
is also scheduled after the formal
presentation is completed.
Tessies will also return for
two more manners programs.
Linda Mason, Jane Sullins, Carol
Cater and Diane Patterson will
present a discussion next Tues
day, while Whitney Vickers,
Judy Jones, Suzanne Gilbert and
a fourth member are scheduled
for May 3.
Battalion Sports Editor
Texas A&M track coach Charley Thomas advised shot put
champion Randy Matson Monday to concentrate on track and drop
Matson’s sub-par performances in track thus far this season
prompted Thomas to advise his prize pupil.
“Randy could be great, in fact he could be the greatest weight-
man ever, if he just concentrated more on the sport,” Thomas said.
“The physical strain from the basketball season still lingers on
Randy and the knee injury has not helped him either.”
Because Matson has not been able to regain the weight he
lost during his fling with the Aggie basketball team, the world’s
record holder has not been able to improve in his specialities.
Thomas figures Matson has not worked enough time since
the end of basketball and this has hurt the star weightman.
“What he needs to do is workout with weights .during the
winter and throw in the indoor track campaign and this way he
would be ready for the outdoor season,” Thomas noted. “But be
cause of basketball, Randy has not regained his strength and his
Thomas believes his prize pupil is capable of throwing the
shot 75 feet and the discus 220 feet if he concentrated on weight
training during the winter and throwing in the indoor season.
The Aggie coach also brought out another speculation about
the A&M wonder.
“Football would not hurt him as much as basketball — except
maybe only for the threat of him hurting his knee seriously —
because after football he would still have a month and half to
work out with weighs to get ready for the indoor track season,”
Thomas explained.
“But all of this is just my advice and Randy will have to do
what he thinks is best.”
Board Delays Vote
On Doctoral Plan
Twenty-nine students will be
in the race for Student Senate
and Civilian Student Council of
fices in the spring general elec
tion Thursday, Election Commis
sion Chairman Harris Pappas an-
announced Monday.
Eleven positions will be filled
in the contest, with no runoff
“We had a very good turn
out on the last day of filing,”
Pappas reported. “The Civilian
Student Council was the only
area that we couldn’t arouse
enough interest in.
A two-man race looms in the
election for Student Senate
president, contested only by Jack
H. Pyburn and Wayne B. Fudge.
Students filing for other seats
Vice-president — Jack M.
Whiteside, Joseph P. Webber,
Leon E. Travis, Jack R. Cole
man, Francis J. Bourgeois, Wel
don T. Bollinger and Richard J.
Parliamentarian — Larry Lee
and Daniel H. Fischer.
Recording secretary — Ben
jamin J. Sims, Gerald A. Eliff
and William R. Allen.
Issues Chairman — Jerry Stev
ens and James F. Baldauf.
Student Life Chairman — Ter
ry C. Aglietti and Eric Wiswell.
Public Relations Chairman —
Richard H. Franklin and Troy
H. Myers.
Welfare Committee Chairman
—Fred J. Wright, Michael G.
Bryan, Mark C. Berry and Don
ald L. Allen.
CSC president — James T.
Oliver and Edward A. Salisbury.
Two CSC offices will be one-
man contests, with Lewis G. Ven
ator running unopposed for vice-
president and Michael L. Mc
Afee treasurer.
Advance Registration Underway
For Blood Drive Next Week
Texas Aggies will have an opportunity to donate blood
for the eleventh straight year when the Wadley Foundation
visits campus April 27-28.
The Aggie Blood Drive will be sponsored on campus
by the Student Senate and Alpha Phi Omega. The spon
sors are currently registering volunteers in the Memorial
Student Center and will keep their booth open until 5 p.m.
In addition to the stand in front of the MSC gift
shop, a booth will be set up Tuesday and Wednesday in front
of the cafeterias in Sbisa Dining Hall.
A record 565 pints were donated in 1964, with 503
pints contributed last year.
Last year’s drive was hampered by 300 rejections from
colds, shots taken within two weeks, headaches and the
taking of prescription medicine.
A&M is the largest single collection point for the
Wadley Research Institute, which processes 25,000 pints
of blood per year.
Louis Sabayrac, APO president, said Roland Dunkerly
will be blood drive chairman for that organizaztion, while
James Morris will head the Student Senate’s participation
in the drive.
Council Chooses
Committee Heads
AUSTIN ‘A * 4 5 ) — The State Col- ing the institutions will move
lege Coordinating Board, facing than double in enrollment by
one of its toughest decisions, put 1978.
off Monday until April 30 action Bo , yds , treated the councl1
on a proposal to eliminate Texas
Three new committee chairmen
were elected Monday night by the
Memorial Student Center Council.
The committee chairmen are
David Willis, John J. Harris and
Richard Franklin. Willis will
head the chess committee, Harris
the Flying Kadets and Franklin
will handle personnel.
Willis is a sophomore psychol
ogy major with a 2.3 overall
grade point ratio, while Harris is
majoring in physics and has an
overall 1.38 GPR.. He is also a
sophomore. Franklin is a junior
pre-med major with a 2.54 GPR.
In other business, the council:
Transfered $150 on the Town
Hall committee and $210 in the
Talent committee from profes
sional fees to advertising. After
a discussion, the council voted to
change the policy of transfering
funds within a committee. The
old procedure required that the
council had to vote on the trans
fer before it could be changed.
Now any amount less than $100
can be transferred without coun
cil approval.
Accepted gifts to the Browsing
Library from Md. Akramuzza-
man, the Matagorda County A&M
Mother’s Club and the Bay Area
A&M University Mothers.
Accepted gifts to the Travel
Committee from Bryan-College
Station Business and Profession
al Women’s Club, James Ray,
Richard E. Marks, Dr. Harrison
Hierth, Hackett Durning, Melvin
Maltz and Edward J. Klein.
Accepted a painting of the
President’s old home by E. M.
(Buck) Schiwetz from Mr. and
Mrs. John H. Lindsay of Hous
ton to be hung in the MSC.
Discussed the MSC Building
Studies committee report which
will be submitted to President
Earl Rudder in the future. This
report contains a detailed study
conducted by the council on the
needs of the MSC for future
The meeting was the last reg
ularly scheduled meeting of the
council and it was held at Dr. and
Mrs. Charles L. Boyd’s home.
Southern University’s law school %
and East Texas State Universi-
ty’s doctoral programs.
A vote on both issues was g
scheduled for Monday, but Tom
Sealy of Midland, chairman of a :•:•
committee studying the two
schools, asked more time.
Outlook Appears Bleak
For Aggieland Orchestra
with a barbeque.
Peruvian Consul
To Visit Friday
Peruvian ambassador to the
United States Celso Pastor and
Edward Marcus of Dallas, execu
tive of Neiman-Marcus, will at
tend a bi-monthly staff confer
ence of the Texas Agricultural
Extension Service Friday.
They will be accompanied by
their wives for the morning visit.
Chairman of the Texas Part
ners of the Alliance, Marcus will
present a project overview to the
Texas and Peru established the
alliance through private indi
viduals on a non-profit basis be
cause of similarities of the two
areas, especially in agriculture.
Through the alliance, community
development, education and other
areas are improved through ex
change of ideas and information.
A role and scope plan for the
22 state colleges and universities
is awaiting final action. The
plan would limit doctoral pro
grams to Texas A&M, the Uni
versity of Texas, Texas Tech,
University of Houston, North
Texas State and Texas Woman’s
The board voted to issue $20
million in bonds to finance the
first phase of the $89 million
college student loan program ap
proved last November by the
Also approved were regula
tions governing the loan pro
gram. The regulations require
that loan applications be sent to
participating colleges and uni
versities, which would forward
them to the board for approval.
In an action that will determine
the amount of construction at 17
schools in the next 12 years, the
board approved estimates show-
Battalion Special Writer
After years of service to Tex
as A&M, The Aggieland Orches
tra’s days appear to be num
Oygr the years, the band has
been sponsored and directed by
a faculty member. In 1960, Rob
ert L. Boone took over as head
of the band. He is also head of
the Singing Cadets.
“Mr. Boone is a choral man
and his main interest is in the
Singing Cadets,” says.. Jon
Noxon. A senior and a member
of the Aggie Band, he has been
designated director of the band
this year.
He added that he fears the
band may fold after he grad
Noxon said if a faculty mem
ber, or a person hired by the
Memorial Student Center works
with the band, the band could
probably continue to exist.
He also expressed a desire to
have the band practice more of
“If we worked twice a week
end, we’d be happy.” The rea
son they can’t is because they
aren’t allotted facilities for prac
ticing on two days.
Noxon said the trouble with
practicing more is that it costs
the MSC to furnish facilities for
the band.
The band is nearly self-sus
taining. It buys its equipment
from the profits it recieves by
playing at dances.
Since 1960, the band has been
losing ground but this year
things are looking up financially
if not organizationally. Business
has been increased 300 to 400 per
cent since last year.
“We’re trying to get the band
built back up,” Noxon said. He
emphasized that even if the band
doesn’t prosper financially, “it
should exist just if to let a group
of guys play together.”
“The MSC puts out some
money for us but not nearly as
much as it does for its commit
tees,” Noxon said.
The Aggieland Orchestra has
changed with the times. In the
30’s and 40’s it operated as a
professional band.
Kit Reid, who played with the
band in the 30’s, is now a mem
ber of the Houston Symphony.
Ed Gerlach, a 1940 band member,
now has his own band in Hous
Some may think that dance
bands are out of style, but Noxon
is quick to differ.
“Ballroom dance music proba
bly will never go out of style.”
Noxon said rates charged by
the band are reasonable.
“Basically, we charge what the
traffic will bear,” he commented.
“Our going rate is about $200,
which is a real good price for a
10 piece band.”
The band will, however, play
for anything a group can give
them within reason.
Band To Perform
In Parade Friday
The Texas Aggie Band will
lead the “Battle of Flowers”
parade through downtown San
Antonio Friday.
The 243-man marching musical
group, largest in the nation’s re
ceived word of their parade posi
tion Monday.
The band also will serve as
escort for the King of the Fiesta
in the 2 p.m. parade. Route be
gins at North Alamo Street south
on Broadway to Houston Street,
past the Alamo.
The bandsmen will be honored
at a barbecue in Aggie Park fol
lowing the parade. The dinner is
sponsored by the San Antonio
former students of A&M, the
A&M Mothers’ Club and the A&M
Wives’ Club.
Music on-the-march will he
limited to crowd favorites: “The
Aggie War Hymn” and “Them
Basses,” said Lt. Col. E. V.
Adams, band director.
First Bank & Trust now pays
4 1 /£% per annum on savings cer
tificates. —Adv.
Aggie Muster Celebrates 64 Years Of Pride, Honor
Battalion Staff Writer
The 1966 Muster ceremony, to be celebrated
Friday, will mark the 64th year Aggies have met
in proud and silent honor of the men who have
passed on and those who have died for their
country through two world wars.
Muster is one of the most sacred of Aggie
traditions. The history of the ceremony relates
the story of tens of thousands of Aggies who
have met together in times of heroic sacrifice
and extreme conditions of hardship.
Roll call this year will be held in over 500
locations, including 41 states and 19 foreign
The first ceremony was held in 1903 when
the 300 member Cadet Corps paid tribute to the
Texans who defeated the forces of Santa Anna
in 1836 at San Jacinto, in the battle that won
independence from Mexico for Texas.
The tradition grew in stature until World
War II, when the ceremony took on special and
added meaning in time of peril to the survival of
this country and our way of life.
In 1942, while under heavy Japanese at
tack, 35 Aggies gathered around their com
mander, Gen. George F. Moore on the island
of Corregidor in the Pacific, sang the War
Hymn and paid homage to their friends that had
Gen. Jonathan Wainwright cabled a mess
age to Washington on that dismal day in
1942 which read:
“The Texas boys who are wearing the uni
form and who are under daily attack still carry
with them the spirit of San Jacinto. They
are gallantly fighting the battle of the re
public with a heroism comparable to that of
Gen. Houston and his band, who established the
independence of Texas.”
Fifteen days later the island fell to the
The survivors gathered on that lonely island
three years later after the island was retaken.
Of the original men, 10 were dead and
three were missing. The men answered “here”
for those comrades who had died.
The following year the ceremony was cele
brated in Washington, D. C. by the National
Capital A&M Club. During their dinner they
broadcast an early evening, Eastern War Time
show, over the Columbia Broadcasting Network
as a nationwide observance.
Later that night another show was broad
cast throughout Texas over the Texas Quality
Network which was titled the “Calvalcade of the
Fight’n Aggie,” with “an inspiring and enter
taining message.” Later came the “Roll Call
of Heroes.”
The only observance held in the vicinity of
the college was a picnic held by the Brazos
County A&M Club.
In 1944, more than 1,200 cadets met in
Guion Hall for the first commemoration of the
Muster ever held on campus.
It was called the “largest of Aggie Must
ers,” and its theme was the “1944 Aggie Muster
Follows the Sun.”
By 1965 the Muster was being celebrated
in liberated Paris and on the war torn out
skirts of Berlin.
By the time that year’s Muster was cele
brated 450 Aggies had given their lives for
their country during the war. The class of ’41
suffered the greatest with 64 of their comrades
dead. The class of ’42 lost 57 among its
ranks and the class of ’40 lost 54 men.
The 1951 Muster was celebrated on the
same day that the Memorial Student Center
was dedicated to the men who had died during
the war. All those present paid tribute to
those who had given honor to their college,
their state and their nation.
Hopes for a lasting peace were shattered
the following year as more Aggies died in the
damp cold of North Korea. But the tradition
of Aggie Muster was carried on, nevertheless,
and men on the front lines met together to
recall their common past and to share the
spirit that is A&M.
A contingent of two Aggies is considered
enough for a Muster celebration. It honors
those who have died, and it rededicates the
minds, hearts and strength of men to the col
lege, to each other, and, above all, to the
Details of this year’s ceremony have not
been released but cadets have traditionally met
in front of the Systems Administration Build
ing or in G. Rollie White Coliseum.
The special feature of this year’s Muster
will be the preview of the film “Focus on
the Future.” The recruiting film was made
here earlier this year and 26 prints will be dis
tributed in the United States and overseas.
Included will be the singing of the “War
Hymn,” “The Spirit of Aggieland,” and the
Twelth Man, along with a final rifle volley
tribute by the Ross Volunteers.
Again this year the United States is
engaged in a conflict which has sent her men
overseas to sit in fox holes and die in rice
paddies away from their homes.
Texas A&M men are there as they have
been in the past when their nation has called,
but Muster will be celebrated nevertheless with
the hope that at the next year’s Muster• no
one will have to answer “here.”