The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, July 25, 1968, Image 1

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And where there’s fire there are firemen to fight it. These participants in the 39th an
nual Texas Firemen’s Training School put out a routine fire on an oil truck as part of
their training in the three-week school here.
Journalism Workshop Set
To Open For HS Students
Firemen Invade
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Dorms Receive
Six New Names
Texas A&M has renamed six
of its dormitories as a salute to
former students who have won
the Medal of Honor during World
War II.
A&M President Earl Rudder
said the action was taken in
response to a student request that
all dormitories be named rather
than numbered.
While most of the residence
halls already had names, Rudder
noted, some of the newer ones
were merely identified by num
bers, as were some which did
have names.
The use of names is part of a
civilian student-backed program
to strengthen the university’s res
idence hall programs.
Only one of the former stu
dents for which a dormitory will
be named is still alive. He is
Dr. Eli L. Whiteley, associate
professor in A&M’s Soil and Crop
Science Department and a 1942
William G. Harrell, a 1943
graduate from Mercedes, sur
vived the war but died in 1963.
The other four Medal of Hon
ors winners were killed in action.
They were Lloyd H. Hughes, a
1943 graduate from Corpus Chris-
ti; George D. Keathley, 1937,
Olney; Turney W. Leonard, 1942,
Dallas, and Thomas W. Fowler,
1943, Wichita Falls.
Each of the dormitories will
now be called halls, preceded by
individual’s last name.
Rudder said three of the re
named dormitories are located in
the Corps of Cadets area and the
other three in the civilian stu
dent area.
Anderson Named
To Tax Committee
Mayor D. A. “Andy” Anderson
of College Station has been ap
pointed to the Texas Municipal
League’s Legislative Committee
on Revenue and Taxation for the
1968-69 period.
Appointment of Anderson was
made by Mayor Judson Williams
of El Paso, League President.
The committee to which Mayor
Anderson was appointed is con
cerned with revenue and taxa
tion of Texas municipalities as
affected by deliberations of state
Bryan Building & Loan
Association, Your Sav
ings Center, since 1919.
B B & L. —Adv.
Texas A&M’s 10th annual High
School Publications Workshop is
scheduled to open Sunday.
Jack D. Boggan, assistant pro
fessor of journalism at A&M and
workshop coordinator, said this
year’s session is expected to at
tract 200 students from through
out the state.
Students will have a choice of
participating in one of three di
visions: newspaper, yearbook or
Boggan said each division will
include a combination of lectures
and practical application.
Social highlight of the week-
long program will be a Wednesday
night dance at which a “Miss
Workshopper” will be selected.
The workshop will conclude with
an awards program Friday morn
Instructional staff for the news
paper division includes C. J. Lea-
bo, head of Texas A&M’s Journa
lism Department; George Pear
son, St. Cloud (Minn.) State Col
lege Journalism Department; Don
Presley, B o u d e Storey Junior
High, Dallas; Mrs. Evelyn Dun-
savage, A&M Consolidated High;
Miss Sharon Cox, Robert E. Lee
High, San Antonio, and Miss Jane
Pretzer of A&M’s Agricultural
Information Department.
A. A. Melton, assistant profes
sor at the Livestock and Forage
Rsearch Center near McGregor,
has been named manager of the
Texas A&M Plantation, effective
August 10.
Dr. H. O. Kunkel, dean of the
College of Agriculture and acting
director of the Texas Agricultural
Experiment Station, said Melton
will serve also as an assistant
professor in the Animal Science
Kunkel said Melton succeeds
J. E. (Jocko) Roberts who has
resigned after nearly 31 years of
service to the university to accept
a position with the First National
Bank of Bryan.
Melton will manage 3,200 acres
and supervise activities of 12 full
time employees, the dean said. The
farm is devoted mostly to large
scale demonstrations of beef cat
tle and cotton and grain sorghum
production. Small plot crop ex
periments are on 200 to 300 acres.
The animal scientist’s primary
research efforts at the McGregor
station dealt with the physiology
of reproduction in beef cattle,
such as low fertility problems in
some cattle breeds and causes of
calving difficulty in 2-year-old
Melton was born in 1920 at Spur
and graduated from Emory High
School. He is the son of Mrs.
O. A. Melton of Emory.
He received his BS degree in
animal husbandry from New Mex
ico State University in 1948 and
the MS degree in the same field
Comprising the yearbook staff
are Mrs. Kathleen Leabo, former
yearbook judging supervisor for
the Associated Collegiate Press
and National Scholastic Press As
sociation, University of Minnes
ota; Mrs. Mary Frances Freeman,
South Park High, Beaumont;
Mrs. Elaine Pritchett, Memorial
High, Houston; and D-Eon Priest,
Lynn Wildman, Woolard Clark,
Pete Peters and Max Webb, all
of Taylor Publishing Co., Hous
Boggan will be assisted in the
photography division by Marvin
Ellis of Robert E. Lee High in
Tyler and Mrs. Penny Kunsmann,
also of the A&M Journalism De
at Texas A&M in 1950. After
about six months duty at the Far
West Texas Research Station near
El Paso, he worked for the Farm
ers Home Administration from
The animal husbandman was
appointed associate county agri
cultural agent in Navarro County
in 1954 and then joined the staff
of the substation at Balmorhea
in 1955. He was in charge of the
station for most of his nine years
When the Balmorhea station
was discontinued in 1964, he was
transferred to the McGregor
Melton and his wife, Elouise,
have three daughters and two
sons ranging in age from 6 to 25
Kunkel said Roberts, a member
of the A&M class of 1933, taught
vocational agricultural for four
years before he was appointed in
1938 to manage the university
farm in Brazos County.
In 1940, the Brazos River Re
search Laboratory was established
in Burleson County, and super
vision of the facility was added
to Roberts’ responsibilities. His
supervisory activities were ex
panded in the mid 1950’s to in
clude the entire A&M Plantation
as well as servicing the upland
farms in Brazos County adjacent
to the campus.
University National Bank
“On the side of Texas A&M.
Top students and faculty mem
bers received awards here Friday
night during the annual College
of Veterinary Medicine Honors
The $300 Borden Award went
to James W. Willis of Bossier
City, La., in recognition of the
second-year student with the
highest scholastic record in the
professional curriculum of veteri
nary medicine.
Eddie C. Clayton Jr. of Odessa
won the $400 Pfizer Award pro
vided by Charles Pfizer and Com
pany. The award goes to the
second-year student on the basis
of scholarship and leadership.
Roland Lenarduzzi of Houston,
Joseph Joyce of Laredo and John
T. Young of Denver, Colo., were
named Award of Merit winners
on the basis of faculty and stud
ent opinion and scholastic achieve
The $100 American Veterinary
Medical Association Auxiliary
Award went to Douglas M. Mat
thews of Waco. The honor goes
to the graduating student who
makes special contributions to
advance the prestige of the Col
lege of Veterinary Medicine at
Texas A&M.
Robert Allen Fiske of El Paso
was selected for the Microbiology
Award for displaying outstanding
ability in his veterinary micro
biology courses.
For proficiency in diagnostic
radiology, Leonard W. Venhaus
of Happy won the Radiology
Two $100 Upjohn Awards were
made, one to David C. McGraw
of Pineville, La., and the other to
Franklin Brock Hopkins, Jr., of
Winnsboro. McGraw showed out
standing proficiency in the small
animal clinic, and Hopkins was
recognized for his performance in
the large animal clinic.
A Texas A&M faculty commit
tee has set September 23 as the
date to hear dismissal charges
against Dr. Leon W. Gibbs.
Dr. Dale Leipper, chairman of
a faculty committee elected to
review the charges, said the hear
ing will be held on campus.
Leipper pointed out his com
mittee will limit attendance at
the dismissal proceedings to the
professor in question and the
representative of the university,
counsel for each party, two rep
resentatives for each side, plus
an observer from the American
Association of University Profes-
And for top proficiency in both
the small and large animal clinics,
Hopkins received the $50 Bexar
County VMA Auxiliary Award.
The Dallas County VMA Aux
iliary Award of $50 was presented
to Kenneth E. Glaze of Longview
as the student in the second-year
class with the best scholastic im
provement isnce entering the pro
fessional curriculum.
Midlothian’s Jarrel Brent Perry
was named winner of the Student
AVMA Auxiliary Award of $75
prsented by the Student Wives
Auxiliary. The honor goes to a
married student on the basis of
scholarship and leadership.
A graduate student, Syed Ali
Naqi of India, was presented the
John Paul Delaplane Award in
recognition of his aptitude, in
terest, contributions and potential
research ability in poultry or ani
mal diseases. Naqi is in the Vet
erinary Microbiology Department.
The $300 Ross P. Marstellar
Award went to Andrew Todd
Oliver of San Saba for proficiency
in the large animal clinic by a
second-year student. The award
is a memorial to the late Dr. R. P.
Marstellar, second dean of the
College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. John Wesley Huff, associ
ate professor in the Veterinary
Microbiology Department, re
ceived the $200 Norden Teacher
Award for outstanding teaching
as judged by his students. Norden
Laboratories, Inc., is the award
Dr. J. W. Dollahite of the
Veterinary Pathology Department
and Dr. Charles L. Boyd of the
Veterinary Medicine and Surgery
Department were each presented
$100 Texas Veterinary Medical
Association Awards for their ac
tivities in teaching and research.
Gibbs, professor of veterinary
anatomy, was charged April 18
with nine counts of misconduct.
The committee will review the
university charges and return -
explicit findings on each before
making recommendation on
whether Gibbs should be dis
Leipper also announced he will
step down from the committee
chairmanship August 13 when he
departs for a new academic as
signment at California. Vice
Chairman A. R. Burgess will pre
side at the hearing.
There’s a hot time on the cam
pus this week as the Texas Fire
men’s Training School meets for
its 39th annual session.
Registration, including stu
dents, staff, instructors and
manufacturer’s representatives,
totaled around 1,731 noted Chief
Henry D. Smith pf A&M’s Engi
neering Extension Service, school
Smith said the figure includes
more than 1,100 students, making
this school the largest ever.
All participants assembled at
7:30 a.m. Monday in Kyle Field
for welcoming remarks and a re
view of the week’s activities.
ACTIVITIES held this week,
Smith explained, are devoted to
training municipal firemen, with
469 cities represented.
About 320 of these cities will
be eligible for reduced fire insur
ance as a result of having their
firemen attend the school, the
chief continued.
“This school,” Smith observed,
“could result in a savings of
more than $350,000 in fire insur
ance costs to the respective cities
which are eligible for reduced
He said eligible cities receive a
three percent reduction for en
rollment by one fireman, four
percent for a fireman and fire
marshal and five percent for
three men.
COURSES taught this week in
clude basic and advanced fire-
f i g h t i n g development, pump
operations, Armed Services fire
protection .and specialized fire
The fire-fighting courses are
(See FIREMEN, Page 8)
Degree Candidates
Must File Friday
Friday is the deadline for mak
ing degree applications for the
second term of the summer ses
sion, announced Registrar H. L.
The graduation candidate
should report to the Fiscal Of
fice and pay the graduation fee
which includes the Graduate Rec
ord Examination and diploma
costs. Graduate students pay the
diploma fee only, said the A&M
The student should then re
port to the Registrar’s Office
and fill out the degree applica
tion form. After completing the
application form, the person ap
plying should register for the
GRE at the Counseling and Test
ing Center; the fee must be paid
before attempting to take the
GRE, Heaton said.
Graduate students must apply
for degrees in both the Gradu
ate Dean’s Office and the Regis
trar’s Office. Undergraduate stu
dents apply only in the Regis
trar’s Office, he said.
Gimbal mountings for two cameras and three strobe lights
are checked by Texas A&M University personnel on a
deep-diving photography rig they designed. The device
will be suspended beneath the research ship Alaminos in
12,000 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico for making
pictures of sea-bottom life and features. A&M graduate
student Robert Carney of Memphis, Tenn., and electronics
technician Alfred Gutierrez Jr. adjust a camera. Research
scientist Alan Fredericks and Dr. Willis E. Pequegnat
align a strobe light that will illuminate the gulf floor for
a fraction of a second.
This photo was taken at the most recent dance in the Memorial Student Center ballroom
showing couples practicing for the big one tonight. A massive barbeque and dance fea
turing the “Chrome Elephant” is on tap for everyone at Hensel Park. The feed starts
at 8 p.m. and dancing follows until midnight. Tickets are $1.50 for males and $1 for fe
males, John Bendele, recreation committee chairman, says.
A. A. Melton Named
Plantation Head
Date Set For Gibbs Hearing