The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 19, 1966, Image 1

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Volunie 61
Number 354
Search Is Underway |j||
For Aggie Sweetheart
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The search for the 1966-67
Aggie Sweetheart is underway.
Selection procedures began last
weekend when a committee ap
pointed by A&M Student Senate
President Barney Fudge pored
over photographs and biograph
ical sketches of 32 applicants.
Second stage of the search is
set Saturday at Texas Woman’s
University in Denton. Another
committee will interview 29 of the
candidates in the TWU dean’s
From that group, the committee
will choose 10 to 14 girls as final
ists. These will be invited to A&M
for a whirlwind of activities Oct.
28-30. They will be accompanied
by the 1966-66 Aggie Sweetheart,
Cheri Holland of College Station.
Finalists will be guests at the
Town Hall performance of “The
Four Freshmen” and at Midnight
Yell Practice Friday. A picnic
and walking tour of the campus
will precede a formal dinner
honoring the candidates Satur
day. The girls will attend A&M-
Arkansas football game Saturday
night and a formal dance after
ward in the Memorial Student
Sunday begins with church
services at the A&M Chapel, fol
lowed by a breakfast honoring the
Back at the MSC, the girl will
meet to select “Mr. Congeniality”
from their escorts. Each girls is
squired to every activity by a
different escort.
At the same time the Aggie
Sweetheart Selection Committee
makes its final choice.
Ag Majors Hold
School For FFA
The new Aggie Sweetheart will
be announced about noon in the
MSC Assembly Room. Fudge will
then “pin” the Aggie Sweetheart,
symbolizing that she is “pinned”
to all A&M students.
Formal presentation of the
Aggie Sweetheart to the A&M
student body will be made during
ceremonies at the Aggie-SMU
football game in Dallas Nov. 6.
The Aggie Sweetheart serves as
hostess for all major student
activities during the school year.
Four agricultucal education
majors from Texas A&M Thurs
day will present a leadership
training school to student officers
of the Future Farmers of Ameri
ca chapters in Wharton.
Dr. Herman Brown, advisor of
the A&M Collegiate FFA, will as
sist in the program presentation.
Foy Page, graduate assistant in
the Agricultural Education De
partment who is currently work
ing on the teaching materials
and development project at the —
A&M Annex, will present a pro-
gram on “Farm Shop Equipment I:!:
Use” to teachers of vocational S;
agriculture. £:
'Merrill Barfield of the Whar-
ton High School Vocational Agri- ;x
culture Department is assisting
in preparations for the meeting.
Ticket Sales
Tickets (date and stu
dent) for the Baylor game
will go off sale at 5 p.m.
Wednesday. All students
are urged to buy their tickets
early, as a sell-out crowd is
expected in Waco for the
regionally televised game.
Ross Volunteers
Administer Oath,
Induct 78 Juniors
Albert N. Alien, Company D-l, receives his RV chord from
Wing Commander William C. Haseloff at initiation cere
The ballroom of the MSC re
verberated Tuesday night as 78
juniors repeated the Ross Volun
teer Oath and pledged themselves
to uphold the code of “Soldier,
Statesman, Knightly Gentlemen.”
The occasion was the Ross Vol
unteers Initiation Banquet when
the juniors are welcomed into the
ranks of the elite military or
Highlight of the initiation
ceremony was the administration
of the oath by Cadet 1st Lt. Rob
ert Holcomb and the presentation
of certificates, ribbons and cords
by Cadet 1st Lt. Robert Beene,
A&M President Earl Rudder, and
Dean of Students James P. Han-
Following the ceremony Tom
S. Gillis, Jr., president of Best
Industries of Houston, addressed
the group.
Gillis, a graduate of the class
of 1942 and a former member
Teacher Returns
To A&M To Learn
Marines To Keep
Men Extra Year
TJCPA Election,
Awards End Meet
Jay Cook of Tyler Junior Col
lege was elected president of the
Texas Junior College Press Con
ference at Texas A&M University
Other new officers for 1966-67
are Cheryl Stein of San Antonio
College, vice president; Patty
Cooper, Tyler, secretary; Linda
Ford of Cisco Junior College,
treasurer and Darlene Burleson,
Wharton County Junior College,
The Del Mar College “Cruiser”
was named yearbook sweepstakes
winner for 1965-66.
Other yearbook winners include
Wharton County’s “Pioneer Log,”
second place; Grayson County
Junior College’s “Saga,” third
and Odessa College’s “Branding
Iron,” honorable mention.
Tyler Junior College’s sweep-
stakes win in the newspaper divi
sion was announced last spring.
Yearbook winners are not
selected until the fall because
most of them are published dur
ing the summer.
Plaques were presented to the
winning schools by Dr. David
Bowers, A&M journalism profes
sor and conference chairman.
New officers for the TJCPA pictured here are (1 to r)
President Jay Cook, Tyler; Cheryl Stein, San Angelo, vice-
president; Patty Cooper, Tyler, secretary; Linda Ford,
Cisco, treasurer; and Darlene Burleson, Wharton, parlia
Aggie Players Start Year
With Series Of One-Act Plays
A man with 14 years’ teach
ing experience with the United
States Foreign Service is getting
back in touch with professional
advances in his field as a doctoral
candidate at Texas A&M Univer
Don Groves, a 45-year old Win
field, Kansas, native, began work
ing toward a doctorate in indus
trial education this fall. He hopes
to earn the degree in two years.
“A person loses contact with
the profession over a long per
iod of time,” Groves said in ex
plaining his return to the class
room as a student. “I felt some
times that I was teaching in the
13th Century, and yearned to get
back and find out what's going
on at home.”
versity graduate, with masters
and bachelors degrees in indus
trial arts education, chose A&M
because of the reputation of Dr.
Chris Groneman, head of A&M's
Industrial Education Department.
As a graduate assistant to As
sociate Professor North B. Bar-
dell Jr., Groves finds he’s get
ting a separate education in engi
neering graphics. He assists
Bardell in basic engineering
graphics classes and grades
“I’m enjoying it,” he said. “I’ve
never dropped into a place where
the people are more congenial.
They are wonderful to work with.”
GROVES KNOWS about “drop
ping in,” since he has taught for
the Agency for International De
velopment in the past 14 years.
Rangoon, Burma, was the first
stop in 1952. He was a teacher-
trainer in industrial arts for two
years at the college level and
formalized a similar training pro
gram for secondary schools, the
first of its type in Burma.
Bolivia, Groves started a cottage
industries program, a small en
terprise system to bring cash in
come into low income ethnic
“They learned weaving, ceram
ics and wood carving,” he noted.
“First part of the plan was to
teach them to make things for
use in their own area. Eventual
ly, the training was to be a
springboard to making items for
tourists and export.
Guatemala was the next as
signment. For five years, Groves
worked in training rural indus
trial education teachers and in
training vocational education sec
tions for developing industrial
education at the junior high level.
“ONE OF THE most self-
satisfying things I accomplish
ed there was helping industrial
education teachers set up a spe
cialized teachers association,” he
said. “The association proved
extremely useful. It gave sta
ture to shop teachers. They took
more pride in themselves and
their work. Other organizations
soon sought to join them.”
“IN IRAN, I had five differ
ent job titles, but the idea was
to teach basic vocational educa
tion to as many people outside
the cities as possible, thus in
creasing the individual’s earning
power and upgrading the coun
Returning to the States in
April, Groves set off on a 13,-
000-mile tour of the U. S. to
“Americanize” his children, Kim,
9, and Judith, 6.
GROVES MAY return to AID
service when he gets the doc
torate. He’s sold on the pro
WASHINGTON <**> — The De
fense Department announced
Monday night that the Marine
Corps, to meet its expanding
needs for Viet Nam, will keep in
service up to an extra year some
officer pilots and key mainte
nance officers.
It will apply to approximately
500 of the 21,500 active-duty offi
cers of the Marine Corps and
will not affect the 6,500 Reserve
officers now on active duty, the
announcement said.
The Marine Corps described it
as a “program of selected de
ferrals of requests for retire
ment, resignations or termina
tion or appointment.”
But indicating that there still
might be further changes in the
program, a shift to shorter or
longer periods, for the individ
uals, the Corps said: “The peri
od of deferral of individual re
quests in not anticipated to ex
ceed one year.”
Only regular officers below
the rank of colonel will be af
fected, the Corps said. It added
that ordnance, engineer, motor
New Batt Rack
Installed At MSC
A new rack for The Battalion
has been placed in the Memorial
Student Center.
This was done in order that
off-campus students may now
have two locations in which to
pick up their copy of the Batt.
The new rack is located in the
east hall of the MSC, between
the coffee shop and the gift store.
The other rack is located be
hind the A&M Press.
Each rack will contain 400
copies of the Batt.
transport and aviation officers
are among the specialists in
The announcement added that
examination of all requests for
resignation or retirement “will
be continued on a case-by-case
basis” with officers continuing
to be released as individuals “for
humanitarian reasons.” This
The program was initiated, the
Defense Department said: “to
insure the availability of exper
ienced officers for the expanding
Marine Corps, which on Sept. 30
was its largest size 282,000 since
World War II; to maintain suf
ficient officers to continue an
adequate overseas rotation poli
What’s Inside
• New educational infor
mation system can be com
pared with the scale of putting
a man on the moon. See page
• Enjoy sailing? There is
an organizational meeting to
night for a sailing club at
A&M. See page 3.
• Chairman of the Memo
rial Student Center’s camera
committee works for a Bryan
consulting engineer, averages
1.9 on A&M’s 3.0 grade point
system and still finds time to
“soup” 50 pictures a month.
See page 4.
• Coach Gene Stallings
talks about last week’s game
and the big one next week
with Baylor. See page 5.
• Mike Mistovich, owner
and general manager of radio
station KORA, speaks to the
Fellowship of Christian Ath
letes. See page 6.
of the Ross Volunteers, recalled
the days when he was a member
and compared the Volunteers of
the pre-war era with the company
The only trip the RV’s made off
the campus in those days, Gillis
said, was to the Navasota Spring
Today, the organization is the
honor guard for the governor of
Texas and makes trips to such
exotic spots as the Mardi Gras in
New Orleans where they are the
honor guard of King Rex in the
This year they will represent
Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl
Parade at Dallas.
The new members initiated in
to the Ross Volunteers are:
Albert Allen, Kenneth Ander
son, Dennis Stephen Bailey,
Wayne Julian Baird, John Bald
ridge, Michael Beggs, Michael
Booker, Francis Bourgeois, Neal
Broussard, Stephen Brower, Reese
Brown, and Henry Cisneros.
Also Ralph Cooper, John T.
Corcoran, Richard Couch, John
Daly, Clarence Daugherty, Mark
Davis, Robert Dobyns, Jack
Downing, Richard Lee Engel,
Carl Feducia, Marchall Gaspard
and Gary Gerasimoivicz.
Robert Gibbons, Burt Glass,
James Glynn, Robert Gonzales,
Anthony Groves, Richard Gum-
mer, Donnie Hancock, Phillip
Hardin, Larry Hearn, Brian Heck
man, Dewey Helcamp and Norris
Also Robert Hoff, Michael
Hoffman, Hal Hornburg, Wil
liam Jacqmein, Kenneth Kenner-
ly, Michael Kostenlnik, James
Lehmann, Richard May, Richard
McCann, John, McLeroy, Laur
ence Melzer and John Metrock.
Elvon Miller, Lonnie Minze,
Barry Morgan, John Morgan,
Jeffrey Nieland, Robert Nord-
haus, Edgar Ohlendorf, John
Parr, Dennis Parrish, Loren Par
sons, Patrick Rehmet, Scott Rob
Also Neal Rockhold, John Rod
gers, Henry Rollins, Donald Sav
age, Bill Shipp, Gordon Sommers,
Ralph Stevener, James Stutler,
James Ralph Thompson, Eldon
Tipping, Leon Travis, James Van-
daveer, Sanford Ward, Joseph
Webber, Charles Whatley, Brian
Augustus Wolfe, John Yoder and
Ronald Zipp.
FFA Chapter
Organizes Here
The Aggie Players open an
other season of fine entertain
ment October 27 with a series of
student-directed one-act plays.
One of the outstanding organi
zations on the Texas A&M
campus, the Aggie Players have
presented their one-act plays in
the Fallout Theater since the
spring of 1965. The production,
direction and play casts are com
prised entirely of students.
Miss Cynthia Smith, technical
assistant of the Players, said
that the production of plays in
the Fallout Theater is not limited
to Theater Arts students. Any
student is welcome to try his
hand at directing or acting. How
ever, students must check with
Miss Smith on times and dates
the theater will be available for
The one-act plays will be split
First Bank & Trust now pays
5% per annum on savings cer
tificates. •—Adv.
into three groups for presenta
tion. Plays will be produced on
October 27, November 3 and 11.
The plays will begin at 8 p.m.
Admission is 50 cents.
C. K. Esten, director of the
Players, said after the series of
one-act plays the Players will
start major productions. The first
full-length production is “Which
Death To Die” by Robert C.
Stewart, Jr., managing editor of
the Bryan Daily Eagle.
“Which Death To Die” will be
making its world premiere on the
A&M campus.
Esten also announced the addi
tion of four new theater courses
to the Theater Arts curriculum.
Included in the addition are:
Voice for the Stage; Directing II;
History of the Theater and Play
Each of the four courses will
receive three hours credit. The
courses will be offered for the
first time during the spring
“Four Freshmen”
Appear OeL 28
The “Four Freshmen”, nation
wide campus singing favorites,
will roll onto the Texas A&M
campus Oct. 28 for a Town Hall
Since the “Four Freshmen”
thundered to fame in 1952 with
their version of “It’s a Blue
World,” they have performed for
millions of college students
throughout the world.
Successful personal appear
ances by the Indiana natives were
soon followed by a steady parade
of best-selling albums, sales of
which nearly reached the 2,000,-
000 mark.
A few of their more popular
recordings are: “Angel Eyes”,
“Charade”, “Graduation Day”,
“How Can I Tell Her”, “Once in
Love With Amy”, “Tom Dooley”
and “Them There Eyes”.
The “Four Freshmen”, who re
semble graduate students or pro
fessors, are scheduled for an 8
p.m. show in G. Rollie White
Tickets are on sale in the Memo
rial Student Center Student Pro
gram Office.
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Freshmen, sophomores, and
international students now have
a collegiate FFA chapter all their
own at Texas A&M University.
The chapter had an organiza
tional meeting Tuesday night in
Room 109 of the Agricultural
Engineering Building.
Senior chapter members con
ducted the meeting.
Dr. Herman Brown, collegiate
FFA supervisor at A&M, said
the Junior Chapter allows fresh
men, sophomores, and interna
tional students to learn and take
leadership responsibilities in an
organization. It also provides
more participation for students
enrolled in agricultural education
and other students interested in
FFA work.
The Agricultural Education
Wives Club furnished refresh
The “Fou r Freshmen”
Short Course
A public utility short course
for electrical metermen is sched
uled Oct. 31-Nov. 4 at Texas
A&M University.
Conducted by the Electric Pow
er Institute and A&M’s Electri
cal Engineering Department, the
course includes instruction in
metering mathematics, trigono
metry, vectors, magnetism and
other facets of electricity.
Lloyd Fite, associate head of
A&M’s Activation Analysis Lab
oratory, will address participants
at a Nov. 3 banquet in the Memo
rial Student Center. “Research
in Activation Analysis” is his
7:30 p.m. topic.