A Student Newspaper Serving the University of Oklahoma 48ih Year, No. 94 NORMAN, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1962 - AP-UPI Wire Services Storms Lower Glenns Flight Chances WALLY KINNAN Weatherman Speaks Here Wally Kinnan, former head of the meteorological department at WKY-TV in Oklahoma City, will be the speaker at the banquet of the American Meteorological society meeting here Wednesday. The banquet speech is entitled A Frontline Forecaster Looks at Meteorological Research." The banquet is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Iuckett hotel ballroom. Tickets are $4.50 each. Kinnan is now a weather caster and meteorologist for WRCV radio and WRCV-TY in Philadelphia. He joined the WKY-TV staff in ! 1950 while stationed at tinker air I force base as weather officer and j a member of a tornado research project team. He became weather forecaster at WKY following his release from active military duty in 1953. American, British Heads Work on Soviet Reply WASHINGTON '.1 America In Moscow diplomatic inform-,- iui Britain, working Tuesday on 1 ants expressed the belief that Kh-rr-i-onse to Soviet Premier Khru-1 rushchev may go to Geneva even Hie Lev's call for an 18-nation sum-1 if President Kennedy and Maemil- ! ut conference on disarmament ret month, had a double goal in mind. 1. Leave the way open for a summit conference later; 2. Yet not impair the chances of successful disarmament talks or t!ie West's standing in world opinion. Authorities said they expect to send to Moscow before the end of this week the Western reply to Khrushchevs proposal that the general disarmament conference scheduled to open in Geneva March 14 start off with Government chiefs of state attending. Britains Prime Minister Harold Macmillan followed Secretary of State Dean Rusks turndown of the idea. He told the House of Commons Tuesday that an 18-nation summit would be a great time-waster. Each head of state would want to make his opening speech on a different day, U. S. authorities figured, the procedure would lend itself to propaganda rather than serious disarmament negotiating. The United States and Britain have proposed that the Geneva gathering get under way at the foreign ministers level, while not barring a summit later. The Geneva conference is scheduled to report back to the United Nations by June 1. Macmillan declared he welcomed the broad spirit' of Khrs-chevs proposal. The prime minister said the problem now was to find a way of linking the U. S. -British bid with the more general ideas which the chairman of the Soviet Union has in mind. Student Traffic Court Given Final Approval Plans for a student traffic court, which would become the court of final appeals for student traffic fines, were given final approval Tuesday afternoon by Dr. Clifford Craven, dean of students. This will establish student responsibility over the only area of judicial procedures that they do not now control, said Mike Ruby, Muskogee senior, and engineering senator. Rubys student senate welfare committee has been working on plans for the student traffic court for several weeks. 1'he primary change in traffic fine procedures will be that students can take their final appeals to a panel of student judges, rather than to Donald E. Wilcox, director of student safety and welfare. At present, a student who wishes to appeal his fine after taking it to the safety office then takes it to Capt. Wilcox. The court will consist of nine student members and Capt. Wilcox as faculty advisor. The court will meet in three sessions: from 1 to 5 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday and from 14 p.m. on Thursday. Three judges, one of which will act I as chairman, will sit at each ses-fore I sion. Judges other than the chairman will rotate between the three sessions. Each panel will consist of three students. The first session of the court will be held from 14 p.m. February 22. Traffic tickets given out after 8 a m. Wednesday, February 21, will be eligible to go before the court. Applications for membership on the court are available through lian stayed home. While there was no official confirmation of this, some diplomats , bchicle speculated that Khrushchev figured he could score a propaganda victory at Geneva, which he would portray as evidence of the Communist sincere desire to achieve disarmament despite balking by Western chiefs. Students Degrade Ret igio us Va lue By PETER FELDMAN Most students think that religion is not of any value to them, said Dr. William G. Pollard in an interview Tuesday. The seientist-theplogian closed his series of convocations for the Conference on Religion with Tuesday nights lecture. In Dr. Pollard's opinion, the tenets of religion a sense of sin, forgiveness and salvation don t fit into university life. This situation is typical in most universities and colleges. Students should go to church to realize the true aims of religion, said the COR speaker. He compared himself as a young man with current students at OU. They do not go to church for spiritual reasons. While Dr. Pollard was in school he regarded religion as a fairy tale. After he graduated from the Tennessee university with a degree in physics, he was married and his wife demanded he attend church. He explained that bis Thursday, and are restricted to juniors and seniors. A series of seminars is planned for the judges selected. Dean Cra-(Turn to Page 2) Musicale Headlines Fine Arts The Robert Shaw chorale and orchestra will present The Passion According to St. John by Johann Sebastian Bach at 8:15 p.m. February 19 in Ilolmberg hall. The program is part of the February Focus on Fine Arts festival at the university. It is one of the events on the Celebrated Artists Series sponsored by the union activities board. Tickets may be obtained from the union activities board office in the Union and are $3.50 each. The j UAB also is selling a $6 ticket ! which entitles the holder to hear both the Shaw Chorale and the final program on the series, the Chicago Lillie Symphony concert conducted by Thor Johnson on March 19. The Passion According to St. John" was first presented on Good Friday in 1723 at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. This classic is particularly qualified as a touring because of its concert length and because it can be performed effectively by a company numbering about 60. The work will be rendered in English in a version supplied by 1 Shaw which is based on the translation of Henry S. Drinker. -Dr. Pollard Speaks. constant attendance opened his eyes to religion and he gradually began to accept religion. He received his PhD in physics in 1936 and two honorary doctor of divinity degrees in the 1950s. He was made a deacon and priest in the Episcopal church in 1952 and 1954. Pollard believes that an increasing secularization of society is the main reason for students apathy toward religion. The university is a place where students come for an education and most students lose sight of their faith. It is not until they graduate and get married that they return to church life, said Pollard. The church life of a university is a minute part of a students life there. America is not a Christian nation, said Pollard. More people join and go to church only for social reasons. That is why Conference on Religion work through the university is so important. He said that many faculty mem CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - (AP) - Storms scudding across the Atlantic gave astronaut John II. Glenn jr. only an even chance of blasting into orbit Wednesday. A spokesman for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration described the weather outlook as marginal. He said this boiled down to 50-50 odds. He indicated the mission might be postponed for an eighth time if conditions did not improve. The problem wasnt so much over this spaceport, where the sun came out after a foggy morning, but in the Atlantic i about 50 miles east of Bermuda. 4 In this region, where Glenns capsule would come down if he were limited to one 90-minute orbit, seas were still running somewhat high. Small-scale storm centers are moving northward across the path of first orbit at frequent intervals, a NASA weather report said. Lt. Col. John S. Powers, speaking for NASA, said the man-in-space projects operations director, Walter C. Williams, didnt feel Glenn would be launched if the weather held. Conditions Satisfactory Conditions were reported satisfactory in two other areas, where Navy ships would attempt to recover the 40-year-old Marine lieutenant colonel and his spacecraft if they made two or three orbits. These recovery -areas are 500 miles south of Bermuda and 800 miles southeast of this cape. Meanwhile, the countdown moved ahead without hitting any suags. The plan, as usual, was to complete the detailed check of the rocket, the capsule and the entire worldwide supporting system starting at midnight. Glenn, who has betrayed no outward signs of tension in the long wait and repeated delays, was said to be in very good spirits. Rocket Ready The 65-foot-tall Atlas rocket, which developed a fuel tank leak after the last postponement 18 days ago, wfas reported ready to go. The Atlas has been standing on for almost 22 Page 2 i bers are possibly dissatisfied with the view that a college education is the solution to all problems of work and livelihood. He said there are hopeful signs of a new renaissance of faith. He commented that the older faiths Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism are on the way out and that by the year 2,000 probably will not exist. Life is a pilgrimage, an adventure, said Pollard. It is like a gift from God. Religion is the upholder- of this idea. Doctor Pollard is the executive director of Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies and priest in charge of St. Albans Episcopal church at Clinton, Tenn. When he wTas asked if he believes in the use of fall-out shelters, he said men must survive in order to rebuild. During the time of atomic bombing he would go to his church which has a basement protected by a concrete floor above. His congregation would be there for faith is needed most in the time of war. Parisians Mourn Dead PARIS i.F A solemn marching mass of nearly 200,009 Parisians bade farewell Tuesday to eight victims of last Thursdays bloody antirightist rioting in a city stilled by sympathy strikes. The turnout of mourners follow'-ing black-draped coffins was one of the largest crowds in the memory of residents. It rivaled the day in August 1944 when Paris was liberated from the Nazis. Streets Crowded As on that memorable day, the streets were packed with people. The broad Place de la Republique was filled as far as could be seen through the chilling drizzle which soaked the shuffling cortege on its 2-mile march. The massive funeral organized by labor unions and leftist and moderate organizations, was more than a moving tribute to the fallen demonstrators. It was striking display of public resentment of Secret Army organization terrorism and threats against the government by these European extremists who oppose independence for Algeria. -Crowds Demonstrate But the crowds also were demonstrating against police methods in suppressing Thursdays riots and the governments failure to halt plastic bombings, blamed on the secret army. Bulletin Students whose last names begin with A through E can now receive their grades from the office of Admissions and Records in the Administration building.
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