The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 14, 1968, Image 2

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THE BATTALION Page 2 College Station, Texas Tuesday, May 14, 1968 CADET slouch by j im Earle Mothers Club ‘Hell, No, We Won’t Go!’ U. S., N. Yiets Open Paris Negotiations Elects New State Officers Students Shout To Ilerslm Yesterday, the first serious talks between Hanoi and Washing-ton began in Paris. The two previous days had been filled with the diplomatic formalities of international etiquette which had decided how many men would be in on the negotiation, where they would sit—that the Americans would wear gray flannel suits and the Orientals silk. In past editorials we have sounded a pessimistic note about negotiations with North Vietnam and we continue to feel that little progress will be made with such a cunning and ruthless adversary. The U. S. representative, W. Averell Harriman, has been stern-faced, and has walked quickly and quietly to and from his car and the negotiating site—not the best public rela tions with newsmen. North Vietnam’s representative, Xuan Thuy, has been smiling and waving for camermen, but has been quiet also. But while Harriman opened his remarks with several concrete proposals for the beginning of de-escalation of the war, Thuy began with the usual communist tirade about Americans imperialism and agression against the free people of North Vietnam. Harriman called for a return to truly neutral situation of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and asked that both sides withdraw troops from the area. This would be a small but first step toward toning down the war. Thuy reiterated that there be an end to American bomb ing in the north, that the United , *States withdraw its troops from Vietnam, and recognize the National Liberation Front. But while the U. S. has paused most of its major bomb ing of the North for the past several weeks the North Viet namese have not made any gesture toward similar de-escal- lation. Instead, they have poured fresh men and material South—100,000 regular troops at last count. For the past week they have laid siege to Saigon, not in hopes of winning a military victory or in taking the city as much as striking terror into the hearts of the civilians, in burning and murdering. The North Vietnamese use negotiations to buy time. While the talks could be stalemated for months, their troops will continue to infiltrate the South to cause as much distruc- tion and dissention as possible. While this country volun tarily holds back, the North Vietnamese have made no such promise. ‘Until my graduation—what else?” Mrs. W. A. Prewitt of Temple, mother of four Aggies, Saturday was elected president of the Fed eration of Texas A&M University Mothers Clubs. The Temple businessman’s wife wll direct more than 2,100 mem bers of 55 clubs over the state for the year. She succeeds Mrs. W. S. Brashears of San Antonio, who becomes vice president at large. Other new officers named at a statewide meeting here include: Mrs. John Beasley of Austin, first vice president; Mrs. Lewis Gross of Dallas, second vice president; Mrs. Carter Dibrell of Brenham, third vice president; Mrs. J. D. Faulkenberry of Wichita Falls, fourth vice president; Mrs. E. L. Haag, Jr., of Abilene, fifth vice president; Mrs. S. T. Sikes of Houston, sixth vice president; Mrs. Henry G. Creel, Jr. of Fort Worth, recording secretary; Mrs. J. W. Hinkle of Temple, corres ponding secretary; Mrs. F. B. Royder of Dayton, treasurer; Mrs. Wallace Kimbrough of Bry an, parliamentarian, and Mrs. B. R. Koehler of Beaumont, histo rian. TOPEKA, Kan. (A>> _ Approxi mately 50 young demonstrators shouted “Hell No, We Won’t Go” from a hallway in the Student Union at Washburn University Monday as Lt. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey, director of Selective Service, addressed 350 students. strators were not from the scto He guessed their number at atx 50 and said a dozen or so to part in kicking and pound! Hershey’s car. About a dozen demonstrators pounded and kicked the car in which Hershey was driven away after his talk. his Hershey, 74, concluded speech with a question and an swer period, which was repeatedly interrupted by the sounding of a fire alarm. Distinguished Alumni Named By Association The next couple of weeks will set the tone of the negotia tions and decide just how fast progress might be made to ward a mutally agreeable settlement. There is no consolation in false hopes. But at least the North Vietnamese work under one pressure—the knowledge that total refusal on their part and failure of any peaceful resolution could lead to the heaviest retaliatory measure of the war. Sound Off Editor, The Battalion: Saturday morning I had the opportunity to see an Aggie re ception for the party of General Robbins, the reviewing officer at the Mother’s Day ceremonies. I was cashing a check at the main desk in the MSC when an officer (I believe he was a Colonel) came up to the desk and said he would like to claim the reservations for the General’s party. The gum-chewing “reception ist” spent the next several min utes trying her best to irritate the man with her disgusted tone of voice. At least twice while I was standing there, she interrupt ed the man as he was trying to explain why he was there. When she finally understood what was happening, she told the officer that the General could sign the register “as soon as he gets here.” The officer politely explained that he was sent ahead to make arrangements for the General but the woman curtly told him that she would “rather wait till the General gets here.” lis this Aggie hospitality, es pecially in the one place on cam pus where hospitality should be the by-word? Tom Curl, ’70 Four prominent Texans, Lt. Gen. A. D. Bruce and Michel T. Halbouty of Houston, Roy B. Davis of Lubbock and Carl C. Krueger of San Antonio, have been named “distinguished alum ni” of Texas A&M University. The honorees, jointly selected by the university and its Associ ation of Former Students, will be presented awards at commence ment ceremonies May 25. “These awards recognize our distinguished graduates and pre sent evidence of the effectiveness of A&M’s role in higher educa tion,” noted A&M President Earl Rudder. He added that the measure of any university’s distinction and influence depends greatly on the achievements of her alumni. GEN. BRUCE, who was gradu ated from A&M in 1916 and re ceived an honorary LL.D. in 1946, is chancellor emeritus of The University of Houston and cur rently resides at Southern Pines. N. C. The general retired in 1966 after serving seven years as chancellor of the Houston school. He previously completed a 37- year Army career which included service in both world wars. His numerous military honors and decorations include the U. S. Dis tinguished Service Cross. Halbouty, an independent oil operator, financier and author of two geology books and numerous technical articles, graduated in 1930 and received A&M’s first professional geological engineer ing degree in 1956. He is credited with discovery of or geological responsibility for, new production in 46 oil or gas fields in the U. S. He is president of The American Association of Petroleum Geologists and serves in various official capacities for many other professional organi- aztions. HALBOUTY also is chairman of the board for five Texas banks and heads A&M’s Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering Founda tion. Davis, a 1927 graduate, is man ager of the Plains Cooperative Oil Mill, the world’s largest cot tonseed processing plant. Known as “Mr. Cotton,” he is the new president of the National Cotton Council and was previously named “Man of the Year in Texas Agri- cultux-e” by Progressive Farmer magazine. Last year, Davis was among a small group awarded Federal Land Bank golden anniversary medallions for outstanding con tributions to American agricul ture. He has served on numerous industry, state and federal com mittees, boards and special cam paigns. He also was a member of the Texas A&M Century Council. Krueger, a 1912 graduate and former member of the university’s board of directors, retired in 1961 after serving 38 years as presi dent of San Antonio Machine & Supply Co., during which time he was active in numerous civic affairs. He was the fourth president of A&M’s Association of Former Students and was instrumental in developing many of its pro grams. He also founded the San Antonio A&M Club and helped organize that city’s A&M Mothers Club. In 1952, he donated 23 oil paintings to the university. Jerry Barker, vice president of the university, said the demon- Land Is At Your AGGIELAND FLOWER AND GIFT SHOPPE North Gate Cards Party Goods Baby Albums Invitations Personalized Stationary '*.♦ L J State Farm Insurance Companies For all your insurance needs See U. M. Alexander, Jr. ’40 221 S. Main, Bryan 823-361C Home Office* Bloomington, IU The 92-year-old institution had previously bestowed only 16 dis tinguished alumni awards. Switzer To Head Dairy Science Club Leonard A. Switzer, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. David S. Swit zer of Sunnyvale, has been elect ed president of the Texas A&M Dairy Science Club for the 1968- 69 school year. 1,000 85 to $10 BOOKS (LOU’S MISTAKE) These were bought for resale and the edition changed. Now Selling For 95c or 10 for $7.50 Build Your Library At Lou’s Expense Switzer, a junior dairy produc tion major, was elected by accla mation during a recent club meeting. He is serving as the club repre sentative to the College of Agri culture Student Council. In addition to the Dairy Sci ence Club, Switzer is a member of Alpha Zeta, the oldest national agricultural honor fraternity in the country, and is a student employee of the Dairy Section. AWARDS Bulletin Board TODAY The Skin and Scuba Diving Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Goodwin Hall, Room 305. A movie on John Pennecamp State Park will be shown and plans for the summer will be made. THURSDAY The Mechanical Engineering Seminar will host Jack E. Mild- ner, consulting engineer and as sociate, Smith, Hinchman, and Grylls, Inc., Architects, Engi neers, Planners, in Detroit. His subject will be “Engineering Re quirements for Buildings and Their Equipment,” according to J. H. Caddess, of the Mechanical Engineering Department. Archi tects, Civil, Electrical, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineers are in vited. The seminar meets in Room 303, Fermier Hall, at 10-10:50 a.m. The Orange County Hometown Club will discuss plans for end of school party at the bell in the Academic Building, 7:30 p.m. All members are invited to attend. The Peace Corps Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Room 202, YMCA Building. A film, “Confrontation on Peace Corps Training Pro grams,” will be shown. The Bryan Bass Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Bryan Cham ber of Commerce building. Color movies about fishing and the outdoors in general will be shown. Members, prospective members and guests are invited to attend. FRIDAY The Deep East Texas Home town Club will meet in the Me morial Student Center, 7:30 p.m. (Continued From Page 1) Engineer’s award to outstanding AFROTC junior student, Cadet T. Sgt. Paul M. Mebane; Society of American Military Engineer’s award to the outstand ing AFROTC senior student, Ca det Lt. Col. Laurence S. Melzer; Daughters of the American Revolution ROTC award to an outstanding graduating AFROTC cadet, Cadet Col. Richard L. Engel; Norman Beard award to the outstanding student in the Marine Corps platoon leaders class, Ca det Maj. Gregory W. Duesing. Other officers elected were Kelvin J. Kelkenberg of Clarence Center, N. Y., vice president; Houston L. Lane of Stephenville, representative to the Student Agricultural Council; Donald B. Coker of Arlington, secretary; Randall R. Holdridge of Copia gue, N. Y. treasurer; and James N. Chastain of Brownwood, re porter. LET US ARRANGE YOUR TRAVEL... ANYWHERE IN THE U. S. A. 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