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Volume 61
Number 308
Bahamas Film
To Conclude
Lecture Series
Harry Pederson, noted under
sea photographer who has cap
tured on film the strange beauty
of ocean life, will present the last
of the World Around Us programs
when he narrates his film, “The
Bahamas . . . From Top to Pot-
tom,” at 8 p.m. Thursday in the
Memorial Student Center Ball
On his trip to the Bahamas
Pederson went beneath the water
to photograph exotic marine life
such as sting rays, sea urchins
and blowfish.
An oceanography expert, Ped
erson will give an account of his
tropical visit and answer ques
tions concerning the sea as he
presents the color film.
He has shot film used in such
motion pictures as “The Sea
Around Us,” “Twenty Thousand
Leagues Under the Sea” and
“Mysteries of the Deep,” all by
Walt Disney.
He has published several works
on marine life and has furnished
illustrations to Time and Life
Some of his expeditionary work
has been done under the auspices
of the Smithsonian Institution in
Washington, D. C., and a grant
from the Office of Naval Re
Pederson lectures frequently in
order to help bring about the
greater knowledge and apprecia
tion of the world beneath the sea.
Tickets are 50 cents for stu
dents with identification cards,
75 cents for other students and
$1 for the general public.
Tickets may be purchased in
the Student Programs Office of
the MSG.
Parents Day
Activities Set
Misses Jones, Vickers, Molder, Harris.
Manners Panelists Agree
Tact Needed In Proposal
Stullken To Speak
At Sigma Xi Fete
Dr. Donald E. Stullken, Recov
ery Operations chief of NASA’s
Manned Spacecraft Center in
Houston, speaks at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday in the Memorial Stu
dent Ballroom.
Stullken will address the A&M
Chapter of Sigma Xi, honor so
ciety for researchers in pure and
applied sciences.
The speaker participated in all
recoveries of manned space flight
operations of Project Mercury,
Gemini and Apollo programs. His
topic is “Manned Space Flight
Recovery Operation.” He will
supplement the talk with movies
of recent space flights.
Sigma Xi Graduate Awards
will go to two A&M researchers
and 15 new members will be initi
ated, said Dr. George M. Krise,
chapter president.
Battalion Staff Writer
Tact is important when a boy
When the time comes for pro
posing, he shouldn’t approach his
girl with:
“Baby, be my co-pilot and fly
with me for the rest of my
Leading the last Tuesday panel
discussion in the YMCA’s “Man
Your Manners” program, senior
Judy Jones of Texas Woman’s
University told the Aggies:
“No twentieth century young
man has to be told how to pro
pose, but when you do this, be
THE SOCIOLOGY major added
that the boy could tell the girl’s
father in advance that he plans
to give his daughter a ring.
“Nowadays it seems people
don’t think it’s very important,”
she said.
Judy explained the father needs
to know what the boy’s financial
situation and future expectations
are. He may help the couple
later with a wedding gift or cash.
The panelist remarked it is also
wise for the boy to set a wedding
date. The engagement period is
usually about six months.
“Anything that drags on,” she
explained, “is a pretty bad risk—
especially for his partner.”
REFERRING to the statement,
“Engagements were made to be
broken,” Judy told the audience.
“Engagements should be looked
upon as being as serious as marri
age. It doesn’t say you are
bound, but you should think about
it as the next step to marriage.”
She said a couple should con
sider all aspects of having a
formal or civil wedding before de
ciding. She admitted that the
formal ceremony can be a lot of
financial for the bride’s father,
but added:
“A civil wedding can be so cold
and so dreary because you will
have two perfect strangers as
witnesses, grabbed from behind
typewriters in the justice of the
peace’s office.”
Whitney Vickers, senior journ
alism major, proceeded with the
next step involved before marri
age — the bride’s part of the
SHE NOTED that setting the
wedding date should be a mutual
agreement. The things to con
sider are the times of her fiance’s
graduation, his military status,
their parents and the guests they
will want to come.
The girl may choose from three
different types of Protestant wed
dings: informal (a maid of hon
or), formal (one to six attend
ants) or ultra-formal (six to
fourteen bridesmaids).
Whitney added:
“Her parents pay for most
everything, but the groom does
pay for the bridal bouquet.”
The third panelist, sophomore
Esther Molder, said she had found
a two-page list of what the
groom’s responsibilities are and
the expenses involved.
She commented that the boy
has to purchase the engagement
ring, assessories for his grooms
men (gloves, ties and lapel flow
ers) marriage license, health cer
tificates, “bachelor’s dinner” and
a $15-$25 clergyman’s fee. In
addition, he has to pay all honey
moon expenses.
ESTHER then spoke of the
groom’s additional responsibilities
on his wedding day besides “stay
ing as clam as possible:”
“During all times of the cere
mony he should keep his eyes on
the bride. It’s not very compli
mentary to look like he’s on a
sight-seeing trip.”
The occupational therapy major
told the Aggies the groom must
remember to blacken the soles of
his shoes as he will kneel at the
alter, and must also have the
permission of the bride (as well
as the clergyman) to kiss her at
the end of the ceremony.
Miss Jones added that J. Gor-
dan Gay, YMCA general secre
tary, once told her of a situation
where the groom knelt at the
altar, wearing shoes which had
been marked thusly on the bot
tom by a prankster:
“Help me.”
Pat Harris, sophomore fashion
merchandising major, concluded
the panel discussion with the re
ception and etiquette involved.
SHE EXPLAINED that careful
emphasis must be placed on the
receiving line, which enables the
couple, families and friends to
exchange best wishes.
The panelist said the reception
doesn’t have to be the same size
of the wedding. It may include
a larger or smaller number of
guests than the number invited to
the ceremony.
“It should be well planned, gay
and festive,” she stressed.
IF THE couple schedules a
meal to be served at the reception,
the food and drink should be
of the best quality the bride and
her parents can provide.
The trend of throwing rice at
the couple as they leave for their
honeymoon is gradually being re
placed by throwing rose petals,
she continued, because “rice is
so hard.”
Battalion News Editor
Presentation of the coveted
General George F. Moore Award
to the outstanding Corps unit and
the Honor Award to the Aggie
Mother of the Year will highlight
Parents Day activities Saturday.
The annual event will begin at
8 a.m. with the flower pinning
ceremony in the cadet dormitory
area. Mothers of unit command
ers will give a rose to each cadet.
This will be followed by the
presentation of the best drilled
sophomore and freshman awards.
COMPANIES and squadrons
will present appreciation gifts to
their commanders and military
advisers will award commanders’
keys at 8:30 a.m.
At 9 a.m. festivities move to
Kyle Field, where the Student
Senate will present a special pro
gram in honor of parents.
Opening with a prelude by the
Texas Aggie Band, the program
will proceed with the invocation
by the Student Senate chaplain,
greetings from President Earl
Rudder, another performance by
the band, a tribute to the mothers
by the Corps chaplain, presenta
tion of the Honor Mother Award
by the Student Life Committee
and a tribute to the fathers by
the president of the Civilian Stu
dent Council.
The Aggie Mother Honor
Award will go to Mrs. Gene Over-
ton of Haskell, mother of senior
Michael Overton. Her son is a
member of First Battalion staff.
AN ACTIVE member of her
community, Mrs. Overton is a
substitute teacher in the Haskell
and Paint Creek School Systems,
a Tuberculosis Community Drive
chairman,' school census worker,
newswriter for the Haskell Free
Press, president of a hospital
auxiliary group, a Sunday school
teacher and chairman of the
March of Dimes drive.
At 9:30 the program will con
tinue with the presentation of
unit and individual awards.
The General Moore Award will
honor the best overall Corps unit,
taking into consideration scholas
tic achievement, military profi
ciency, intramural activity, extra
curricular participation and re
tention of freshmen.
AWARDS will also be present
ed to the outfits which have the
highest scholastic average, the
best record in intramurals and
the top marching ratings.
The program will then adjourn
until 12:15 p.m., giving cadets and
guests an opportunity to attend
religious services.
All guests are invited to lunch
in Duncan Dining Hall at 12:15.
THE CORPS of Cadets will
conduct a review on the main
drill field at 4 p.m., followed by
a performance by the Fish Drill
Team at 4:30.
C^det dormitories will open
their doors to visitors from 5-6:30
The Ross Volunteers will close
the day’s activities with a special
performance on the drill field at
5:30 p.m.
iff Senate Seats
Students File
For Positions
Fifty-four candidates had filed
for the 18 offices of Student Sen
ate college representatives by the
Monday deadline, Election Com
mission Chairman Harris Pappas
announced Tuesday.
However, no students applied
for the positions of sophomore
geosciences and third year veteri
nary medicine representatives.
As a result, Pappas said, filing
for these positions will remain
open until 5 p.m. Thursday.
“Filing went much better than
I expected,” Pappas noted. “It
was probably better for this elec
tion than for the others except
Committee Discusses Plans
For Future Campus Housing
Battalion Staff Writer
School officials met Tuesday
afternoon in a closed session with
Dean of Students James P. Han-
nigan to formulate a recommend
ation for future housing which
will be presented to A&M Presi
dent Earl Rudder.
Director of Student Affairs
Bennie Zinn thought the commit
tee would call for immediate con
struction of new facilities to
house the expected increase in
enrollment in future years.
“But even if they decided to
build a new dormitory today, we
don’t have the money,” he said.
for new construction comes from
students, as the state will not ap
propriate nor loan money to a
college for building.
He said A&M is always looking
around for sources of new loans,
or selling more bonds which can
be payed back over many years.
Housing Manager Allan Made-
ley said all Corps registration for
housing will be handled by the
Department of Military Science.
Outfit first sergeants filled out
rosters recently with the names
of all cadets who are to return in
the fall.
This week, registration cards
were handed out to each cadet.
Army cadets should turn in these
cards to room 108 in the Military
Science Building this week, while
Air Force cadets should turn in
their cards next week, Madeley
MADELEY emphasized that all
Bond System Change Causes
Hensel Apartment Rate Hike
The rent increase on Hensel
Apartments from $65 to $75
monthly is a result of a new bond
payment scale for next year’s
budget, according to Howard L.
Vestal, director of auxiliary ac
Vestal said the 1966-67 budget
has to allow for an increase to
$125,000 in the payment on bonds
which financed the construction
of the apartments.
“This rise in payment could be
met in one of two ways,” he ex
plained. “We could either in
crease the income from the apart
ments or we could subsidize them
with funds from the south side
project house-College View ac-
First Bank & Trust now pays
4%% per annum on savings cer
tificates. —Adv.
count. We decided to ask the
board for a rent increase.”
Vestal said the Hensel apart
ments’ annual utilities and main
tenance cost is $86,625. By rais
ing the monthly income to $75
on each unit, the university will
be able to meet these expenses
and the bond debt, with a surplus
of around $3000.
“This surplus will remain in
the Hensel account for use on
long-range or unforeseen mainte
nance that may be necessary later
on,” Vestal noted.
The complex includes 252 apart
ments, but Vestal said a vacancy
loss of around five per cent dur
ing the year must be considered
in figuring total income.
The increase will go into effect
with the beginning of the 1966-67
fiscal year Sept. 1.
Roger Williams and his partner-in-law, Jean
Reyna, get ready to throw the switch on the
de-beautifcation machine, which will mean
thQ end for damsel Frances Flynn (reclin
ing) and her friend Jan Gannaway. The
gruesome scene is from rehearsals of “Win
ners and Losers,” the Aggie Follies Presen
tation to be presented at 8 p. m. Thursday
through Saturday in Guion Hall.
names which were on the original
roster will be struck out if a card
is not received back for that
name by May 13.
Some civilians who failed to
register by April 27 slept outside
the housing office Monday night
to be first in line for fall rooms.
Zinn said the housing office is
trying to satisfy the requests of
all the students, but the situation
is now on a first come, first
served basis.
Madeley indicated about 1,000
beds had been reserved for in
coming Corps and civilian fresh
men. s
If a cadet is in doubt as to
whether he will return in the fall,
he should sign up for a room any
way, Zinn said.
The Third Battalion, Second
Brigade Staff and Second Wing
will be housed in dormitories 17,
18 and 20 in the Sbisa area, he
DORMITORY 10 will be held
to see if it is needed for the Corps
or for civilians.
Zinn said one of the biggest
problems for housing officials
was estimating the size of next
year’s Corps.
Unlike civilian dormitories
where students can be given a
vacant room at will, vacated
rooms remain empty in Corps
Since outfits cannot be readily
intermingled in rooms or even
dormitories, space cannot be
utilized to full capacity. Usually
by the end of the first semester
juniors and seniors have rooms
to themselves, resulting in some
wasted space.
ENROLLMENT next fall is ex
pected to increase by 1,000.
“Most people don’t realize the
increase in enrollment is largely
due to graduate students, and
most of them are married,” Zinn
He said new apartment pro
jects in this area are helping to
alleviate crowding in Hensel and
College View Apartments.
Zinn said the recent hike in
rent for Hensel is the result of
payments due on debts and an
increase in utility bills. He said
there is also a need for increased
power facilities to be adequate
for summer months.
for the two positions that remain
The election is set for May 12,
with no runoff scheduled.
Students filing include:
Agriculture senior — Chester
Shmoldas. Juniors — Weldon
Bollinger, James Sanders, Ken
neth M. Robison, Edgar L. Oh-
lendorf. Sophomores — Bill Car
ter, Gary Scheer.
Liberal Arts seniors — Pete
Garza, Larry Heitman, George W.
Long, Jim Lane. Juniors—Wil
liam L. Goode, Joseph P. Webber,
Art Vandaven, Michael Noonan.
Sophomores — Michael E. Carey,
James H. Willbanks, Willard R.
Bryant, Richard C. Eads.
Science Seniors — Richard H.
Franklin, James L. Lyle, Edward
L. Moreau, Samuel M. Scott III,
Robert L. McLeroy. Juniors —
Kenneth D. Kennerly, Sanford T.
Ward, Wayne J. Baird. Sopho
mores—James A. Mobley, Mi
chael R. Long, Ralph Rayburn.
Geoscience seniors — Randy T.
Andes. Juniors—John C. Thomas.
Engineering seniors — Philip
Newton, David Woodard, Mike
Tower, Gerald Teel, Fred J.
Wright, Darrell Campbell. Jun
iors—Brian A. Wolfe, Don S.
Smith, John Corcoran, Joseph R.
Norman, Eldon G. Tipping, Rich
ard J. Adams, Leon E. Travis III,
Frank W. Tilley. Sophomores —
Arthur B. Lane, William R. How
ell Jr., Donald A. Swofford, Law
rence C. Schilhab Jr., John M.
Rowan, Steven L. Bourn.
Veterinary Medicine, second
year—Doug Matthews. First year
—Kenneth D. Cantrell.
Pappas announced a meeting at
5 p.m. Friday in the YMCA to
discuss campaign procedures.
Observances Set
For Youth Group
High school students from Col
lege Station-Bryan will take over
positions in their city govern
ments Thursday as part of the
Bryan Elks Lodge observance of
National Youth Week.
Youth Government Day will be
highlighted by a luncheon at the
Triangle Restaurant at noon
Thursday with civic leaders and
their high school “replacements.”
College Station officials for the
day will be led by Rick Runkles,
youth mayor. Other officials in
clude Joe White, Linda Isabell,
Rick Tandmann, Ed Goldsmith
and Mary Ruth Watkins, city
City Manager will be Duke
Miller; engineer, John Falls;
judge, Duke Butler; attorney,
Jimbo Robison; police chief, Lee
Norwood; superintendent of pub
lic works, Mark Riedel; director
of finance, Ardis Kembler; utility
department head, Jane Rudder,
and health officer, Scott Hervey.
The Bryan mayor’s office will
be shared by Thomas Hannigan
and Mike Newman. Other offi
cials will be Steve Perrone, Ron
nie Gooch, Charles Jones and
Johnnie Whitely, commissioners;
Clark Benson and Sandee Harts-
field, city managers; Irving Cart
er, city engineer, and Tommy
Ashworth, judge.