The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 13, 1969, Image 2

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! I man I 11 ' 1 I CADET SLOUCH by Jim Earle At The Movies by Mike Plake “If we win th’ NCAA championship I don’t think I can stand living with my present roommate!” Referendum Offers Golden Opportunity Students here will have a golden opportunity to influence Texas government Monday. The Student Senate’s referendum on the proposed lowering of the voting age (for details, see page 1) will be strongly reflected in Senate President Bill Carter’s testimony before the Legislature Tuesday. As the representative of one of the state’s largest student bodies, he is one of several student leaders who have been asked to help give legislators a grass-roots view of the question. The Student Senate, of course, has already indicated its support for the proposed constitutional amendment. But their vote was taken without prior knowledge by the students, and this factor surely would have weakened Carter’s influence with skeptical legislators. The subsequent decision to take the student-opinion poll was, to say the least, a step in the right direction. But it was only the first step. The outcome of Monday’s vote will quite likely be taken as A&M’s mandate for either change or continuation of the 21-year age limit. The Battalion happens to agree with Senators who feel that limit is obsolete today and that a more reasonable standard can and should be set. But it is your view that will be the ultimate criterion. If it agrees with that of the Senators, it will, of course, strengthen their statement; if not, it must certainly overrule it. You can make that view known Monday. Don’t miss the chance. “Charro” is a National General Corporation movie. It stars a grizzled Elvis Presley in one of his few dra matic roles. He sings no songs but the introductory one. It flies like a one-winged bird; it never leaves the ground. Its main faults are faulty cast ing and a script that reads like an abridged adult comic book. Here is Elvis, back from a crummy attempt at shedding his blue-suede shell of stardom, com ing on like gangbusters in an at tempt to prove that he can play it straight. He’s backed by the same motion picture company that produced a fine Western we saw not long ago—“The Stalking Moon” with Gregory Peck. BUT THIS time the casting director must have gone on strike. Victor French plays Vince, the baddest of the bad guys. Not only is he unconvincing as a bad guy, he’s unconvincing as anything. Solomon Sturges plays Vince’s idiot brother, or tries; the fact is, he overplays the part and screams it to death. He is, in this part, supremely lousy. Ina Balin is the Girl Tracy. She is ex-lover of Jess Wade, alias Charro (alias Elvis). Her performance ranks high among those in thte flick, and it’s still not good. The plot: Charro is branded and blamed for stealing a solid gold, brass-plated cannon from the Mexican government. The cannon is a shrine of Mexican lib erty, and the Mexican federales are after the villains what gone and stole it. IT SO happened that Charro had broken with the gang and with Boss Vince just before they hoisted the fieldpiece. But Vince is seeking revenge; nobody, in cluding Jess Wade, can break from his gang of nuts and get away with it. The Mexican’s only clue to the hoodlums who stole their shrine is a man with a bullet burn on the side of his neck. So Vince and the nuts capture Bulletin Board FRIDAY Aggie Wives Bridge Club in vites all Aggie wives to bring their husbands to play bridge at 7:30 p.m. in the Lone Star Gas Blue Flame Room. For reserva tions or information call 846-4974 or 846-5020. Admission is $1.50 per couple. MONDAY Industrial Education Wives Culb will meet at 8 p.m. in the Lone Star Gas Company Audi torium. The home economist for Lone Star Gas will present a cooking demonstration titled “Fancy That.” All wives of In dustrial Education Department majors are invited and may bring a guest. THE BATTALION Opinions expressed in The Battalion are those of the student writers only. The Battalion is a non-tax- supported, non-profit, self-supporting educational enter prise edited and operated by students as a university and community newspaper. LETTERS POLICY Letters to the editor should be typed, double-spaced, and must be no more than 300 words in length. They must be signed, although the writer’s name will be with held by arrangement with the editor. Address corre spondence to Listen Up, The Battalion, Room 217, Services Building, College Station, Texas 77843. MEMBER The Associated Press, Texas Press Association sales tax. Advertisingr rate furnished on request. Address: The Battalion, Room 217, Services Building, College Station, Texas 77843. Mail subscriptio ;ar; $6.50 es tax. are $3.50 per semester; $6 per school per full year. All subscriptions subject to 4% Advertising rate furnish The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for epublication of all new dispatches credited to it or not therwise credited in the paper and local news of spontan rigin published herein. Rights of republication of all latter herein are also reserved. Second-Class postage paid at College Station, Texas. Mem be imjs Arts ; r. j Clark, Coll ers of the Student Publications Board are Lindsey, chairman ; Dr. David Bowers, College of . i^r. uavia rsowers, F. S. White, College of Engin Clark, College < lege of Agriculture. :e. College of Engineering; Dr. Veterinary Medicine ; and Hal Taylor, Col- : Jim _ Liberal Donald R. The Battalion, a student newspaper at Texas A&M ished in College Station, Texas daily except Saturd iay, and Monday, and holiday periods, September throi May, and once a week during summer school. publish Sunday Represented nationally by National Educational Advertising Services, Inc., New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and San EDITOR JOHN W. FULLER Managing Editor Dave Mayes Sports Editor John Platzer News Editor Bob Palmer Staff Columnists John McCarroll, Mike Plake, Monty Stanley, Jan Moulden Staff Writers Tom Curl, Janie Wallace, Tony Huddleston, David Middlebrooke Assistant Sports Editor Richard Campbell Photographer W. R. Wright Jess Wade and brand him on the neck. Then they kick him and beat him a little, and then they let him go. And Jess Wade walks some 5,000 miles across the desert, not even sweating, captures a wild stallion, and rides into the near est town. The town just happens to be the one where his girl is, and also the one that Vince and his gang pick as a resting place. CHARRO EVENTUALLY be comes the deputy, and eventually fights Bad Vince and his cannon. Naturally, he wins. Elvis deserves a little credit, though. He keeps trying. This movie was a far, far better effort than his abysmal attempt in “Live a Little, Love a Little.” He would have been helped, though, had not the people around him who made the movie been a little less insane in their actions. The whole effort could have been saved and raised, perhaps even to a “B” western, had there been some support from the supporting actors. But there was none. The soundtrack was by Hugo Montenegro and his orchestra. They also directed such fabulous sounds as the ones from “A Fist ful of Dollars” and “For a Few Dollars More,” the western Span- ish-American-Italian flicks which started Clint Eastwood on his rise to movie star status. And the soundtrack from Charro is a pleasant sound. It will probably sell a few copies, too. But the moral of this particular tale is: Whoever is guiding Elvis’s movie efforts, especially if he’s seeking to climb a dramatic route, is letting the Hound Dog Man bite off more than he can chew. Page 2 THE BATTALION College Station, Texas Thursday, March 13, IS His first movie, “Love Tender,” was better. Me Call 822-1441 Allow 20 Minutes Carry Out or Eat-In THE PIZZA HUT 2610 Texas Ave. TOWN HALL In Cooperation With ROTARY COMMUNITY SERIES Presents . . JEROME HINES Leading Bass of the Metropolitan Opera “Stunning” — N. Y. Times “Thunderously Exciting” — Washington Post Wed. March 19, 1969 — 8:00 p. m. G. ROLLIE WHITE COLISEUM ADMISSION: Rotary Community Series Season Ticket — Reserved Section Town Hall Season Ticket and A&M Students General Admission Seat Single Event Ticket — On Sale At Student Program Office - MSC THi YOU UP” SBIS Break BI LuncL Try c steak. Bonnie 1 ! 1 1 ! 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