The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 04, 1966, Image 1

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Cht Bsttslion Volume 61 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 1966 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 room. 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 publications. 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 search. 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 TESSIES GIVE MANNERS TIPS Misses Jones, Vickers, Molder, Harris. Manners Panelists Agree Tact Needed In Proposal STULLKEN 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. By JUDY FRANKLIN Battalion Staff Writer Tact is important when a boy proposes. 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 life.” 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 tactful.” 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 wedding. 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.” By DANI PRESSWOOD 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 p.m. 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 By ROBERT SOLOVEY 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. ZINN EXPLAINED any money 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 said. 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 tivities. 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 FOLLIES FEATURE FIENDISH FELONS 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 added. 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 dorms. 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 said. 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 vacant.” 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 councilmen. 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.