The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, July 18, 1968, Image 1

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Registration Reflects Expressions Of Joy...
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Number 592
MSC Action Set
For 2nd Term
\ ArmyROTC Camp
l Ends This Week
The Memorial Student Center’s
Summer Directorate is already
in full swing this semester and
activities are being planned for
all students, Harry Snowdy, new
Directorate president, has said.
Approximately 30 positions
with the Directorate are still
open and students interested in
working should stop by the office
in the MSC to sign up for posi
tions on the dance, recreation,
action, and public relations com
mittees. There is also a position
open for a directorate assistant,
according to Snowdy.
The activities are kicking off
this semester with the Chess and
Bridge Clubs organizational meet
ings tonight in rooms 3-B and C
Fee OK’ed To Stop
Services Fund Tap
Francisco Espinosa, one of Spain’s most celebrated flamenco
guitarists, will be featured Tuesday in G. Rollie White as
part of the Memorial Student Center’s Summer Directorate,
Jack Abbott, chairman of the action committee, has an
“Lean and mean” concisely de
scribes Texas Aggies in Army
ROTC training at Fort Sill, Okla.,
according to Col. Jim H. McCoy.
The A&M commandant, Liberal
Arts Dean Frank Hubert and
Prof. W. E. Eckles of the College
of Business visited the encamp
ment and talked to A&M cadets
over the weekend.
Summer training at Camp Ea
gle near Fort Sill will conclude
Friday. A&M has the largest con
tingent of cadets—281—among
2,300 at Sill.
Hubert and Eckles were among
representatives from each insti
tution in the Fourth Army area.
They observed training and dined
with A&M cadets Friday evening.
“Aggies, as in past years, were
making their presence known at
summer camp," McCoy said. “Mor
ale was high, spirits were high
and everybody seemed to be do
ing fine. They are getting plenty
to eat.”
The colonel chatted with Aggie
footballer Buster Adami of Freer
who had lost some weight during
the six-week camp.
“I think I’ll gain it all back
before practice starts in late Aug
ust,” commented the linebacker
who made a key interception in
the late stages of the A&M-Texas
game last fall.
Adami, a cadet major in the
corps, will be commander of Com
pany H-l during 1968-69.
McCoy said cadet reactions to
camp centered on the value of
leadership training the students
are receiving.
Vet CoUege Holds
Honors Ceremony
Texas A&M’s College of Veteri
nary Medicine will conduct its
annual Honors Convocation at
7:30 p.m. Friday in the Memorial
Student Center, announced Vet
erinary Medicine Dean Alvin A.
Dean Price said the program
will include presentation of a-
wards to approximately 20 stu
dents and faculty members and
“diplomas” to the wives of grad
uating students.
The Honors Convocation is
traditionally held just prior to
University National Bank
“On the side of Texas A&M.
veterinary medicine graduation,
which this year is scheduled Aug.
2. The College of Veterinary Med
icine conducts its graduation sep
arately from other divisions of
the university because it oper
ates on a trimester basis.
Kirby J. Warren of Fort Worth,
candidate for the Doctor of Vet
erinary Medicine degree this year,
will serve as master of ceremon
ies for the Friday evening pro
Douglas Matthews of Waco,al-
so a candidate for graduation,
will conduct the invocation. Dean
Price will handle the welcome
and introductions.
Texas A&M student leaders
have requested an increased
building use fee to service bonded
indebtedness for new student
seats in expanded Kyle Field.
Student action was initiated by
David Maddox of College Station
through A&M President Earl
Rudder. Maddox is vice president
of the Student Senate.
Joining Maddox in the building
use fee endorsement were Student
Senate President Bill Carter of
Library Move
Begins Monday
The Texas A&M library will
begin moving into its new build
ing Monday, announced Dr. James
P. Dyke.
The Cushing Library director
said the change to new quarters
will be made by sections so that
the regular library schedule can
be observed.
“Curtailment of use of certain
parts of the collections will be
necessary at various times,” he
pointed out.
A four - story airconditioned
structure with shelf capacity of
one million volumes, the new, $3.8
million library adjoins the pres
ent building and incorporates the
previous Texas Engineers Li
Largest building on the cam
pus, the library contains about
four acres of floor space. It
will provide open stacks, lounge
and study areas and study car
Dyke said collections now in
the Cushing building plus the en
gineer, business and chemistry li
braries and materials in storage
on the campus and at the Re
search Annex will be moved into
the buildings.
More than 500,000 volumes plus
certain furnishings will be moved.
Automated checkout equipment
will eventually be transferred and
internal changes in all but one
level of the book stacks will be
made, the director added.
“The entire building will not
be open for several weeks,” Dyke
went on. “This depends upon how
long it takes to get everything
Decatur, Civilian Student Council
President David M. Wilks of
Pampa, MSC Council President
Benny Sims of Kingsville and
Graduate Student Council Presi
dent Mitty C. Plummer of Cun
“This action was taken to in
sure the quality of student ac
tivities at A&M,” Maddox noted.
“Student activities are supported
through the services fee. We pre
fer addition of another building
use fee to prevent loss of support
for student programs and ac
The A&M System Board of Di
rectors has approved the levying
of a building use fee for the
renovated stadium.
Student services provided by
the $30 per fall and spring se
mester fee include hospital and
medical service, student aid, ath
letic event admissions, intramural
program, Town Hall, Great Is
sues, MSC facilities, student pro
grams, summer MSC and Grove
Theater activities and publica
tions including the Battalion,
Aggieland and college magazines.
Registration costs presently in
clude a $16 per semester building
use fee for MSC expansion, Coli
seum air conditioning, the library
and Guion Hall renovation or
Eager Freshman
Registers Early
Freshman Camp sponsored by
Texas A&M’s YMCA grows in
creasingly popular with new stu
dents each year.
The 1968 camp at the Methodist
Assembly Grounds south of Pal
estine may be the biggest yet.
New students are oriented on
college life and A&M customs,
swim, fish, play intramural ath
letics and hear inspirational talks
by faculty leaders.
Jim Summers of Shreveport,
La., sent his registration extra
early for the Sept. 6 camp, noted
J. Gordon Gay, YMCA secretary.
July 10 is the earliest a student
has ever signed up.
“Invitations t o prospective
campers aren’t even in the mail
yet,” he said. “Someone really
convinced Jim he should attend.”
and 2-A and B in the MSC tonight
at 7 p.m. respectively.
Approximately 15 softball
teams will begin play Monday in
the intramural sports activities.
Bowling and golf will also begin
next week in the intramurals.
Interested students are asked to
stop by the intramural office in
DeWare Fieldhouse to sign up for
the teams by noon tomorrow in
order to participate. No charge
is made for any of the intramural
sports, Ray Fletcher, director of
intramural sports, says.
★ ★ ★
Francisco Espinosa, one of
Spain’s most celebrated flamenco
guitarists, will be featured at a
July 23 Summer Town Hall pre
sentation sponsored by the Sum
mer Directorate.
Jack Abbott, chairman of the
Directorate’s Action Committee,
said the performance is set for 8
p.m. in G. Rollie White Coliseum.
Tickets, which go on sale Fri
day in the MSC Student Pro
grams Office, are $1 each for
students with university identifi
cation cards and $2 for general
Espinosa, 36, made his profes
sional concert debut at the age
of 15. Last year, after completing
three seasons of extensive tour
ing with the Jose Molina Bailes
Espanoles as principal guitarist,
he made his U. S. solo concert
debut in Denver and won quick
critical acclaim.
Previously, Espinosa traveled
throughout Europe and North
America on the annual tours of
the Jose Greco and Jose Molina
Spanish Dance Companies.
He comes from a guitar-play
ing family, in which his grand
father, father, and brother are
all noted for their musical talents.
He also is married to one of
Spain’s foremost flamenco
dancers, Carmen Dominiguez.
One of Espinosa’s proudest
possessions is the Grand Prix du
Disque, France’s equivalent of a
“Gold Record.” This was awarded
to him by the Academia du Dis
que Francais for having made
the best record in the popular
music field during 1956-57.
He is said to be equally at home
in the field of blues and jazz, as
well as flamenco.
★ ★ ★
A “groad hole” tug-of-war is
slated Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
next to the Cyclotron building
just off University Avenue. About
20 men per team will compete.
Lists of rules and further infor
mation may be obtained in the
Directorate office.
★ ★ ★
Next Thursday will be one of
the biggest parties planned at
A&M, John Bendele, chairman of
the recreation committee said.
Under the dome in Hensel
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Bryan Building & Loan
Association, Your Sav
ings Center, since 1919.
B B & L —Adv.
Long lines and short tempers make registration one of
the most anticipated events of the school year. From stand
ing in line to pick up the card packets to standing in line to
hand in the card packets, the expressions in the crowd re
flect much.
If all goes well with the new “pre-registration’ system,
this pictorial essay will go down in A&M history as one of
the last of its kind.
Freshmen got a taste of five-minute registration this
summer as they were speeded through the new system in the
basement of the Services Building.
Although final figures for the second term of summer
school at A&M will not be complete until Friday, enrollment
for this semester is expected to be traditionally smaller than
for the first summer term.
Could the long lines have something to do with the dip
in enrollment? Or is it a way of resting up for the fall se
mester registration?
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(Batt Staff Photos)