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Page 2 College Station, Texas Tuesday, March 18, 1969
CADET SLOUCH by Jim Earle
The recent anti-disruption bill passed by the Texas Legislature
was just one segment of what seems to be a growing national backlash
against campus protests. A policy statement of sorts is expected this
week from President Nixon; it will presumably reflect the same view as
his recent suggestion that the National Governors Conference consider
“what action . . . might be taken at the state and Federal levels to cope
with the growing lawlessness and violence on our campuses.”
University administrators are beginning to fear—with good
cause—that such backlash may result in an over-reaction by legislatures,
with subsequent stifling of dissent and large-scale interference in
universities’ internal affairs.
Roger Heyns, beleaguered chancellor of the University of
California at Berkeley, described the situation in a recent issue of
Newsweek: “Most of these proposed laws and rules . . . are not directed
toward the students but toward administrators—because there is
dissatisfaction with the way we’re dealing with these situations. There’s
a common belief that we aren’t really committed to orderly campuses.”
Heyns went on to suggest convincingly that administrators will
find themselves caught more and more between New Left elements,
with their disruptive tactics, and far-right groups equally bent on seizing
the university. Neither group, he noted, could care less “how good it
(the university) was when they have finally destroyed it or finally taken
possession of it.”
At the same time, however, Heyns remains devoted to the
principle that the ideals of an academic community “are qualitatively
different from the law-and-order notions of suburbia.” He has,
accordingly, limited the use of force in dealing with disruptions; and
while his position has thus been eloquently defended, it is a quixotic
Not so eloquent is S. L Hayakawa, acting president of San
Francisco State, where quiet has been restored after combatlike
resistance to disruption. “When President Eisenhower used Federal
troops to open up schools in Little Rock, the liberals didn’t raise a
squawk at all,” he told Newsweek. “Whether to protect the liberty of
white people or the liberty of black people, you ultimately have to use
force. And I, for one, am not going to hesitate to use it.”
Whatever criticism can be made of Hayakawa’s stand, it is not
quixotic; and therefore, Hayakawa seems less vulnerable to those of the
right wing who would use campus unrest to their own ends. Ironically,
he may prove in the long run to be the more effective defender of the
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My name is Ken Black, and I
am a candidate for President of
the Class of 1972 for 1969-70.
This letter is addressed primarily
to those members of my class in
terested in maintaining the suc
cess that we are capable of at
Every class pursues certain
goals during its stay at a univer
sity, and ours is no different in
this respect. However, certain
pitfalls besiege some classes, and
the measure of their accomplish
ments depends upon the ability of
this common body to overcome
their mistakes. Everyone would
like theirs to be the best, but
obviously this is not possible. The
effort is well worthwhile, regard
less of the result, and the maxi
mum amount should be exerted.
My major opposition comes
from the so-called Unity Party.
In examining their record as of
ficers from the past year, I found
some rather disquieting facts con
cerning the success of our class.
My statements here are not for
offensive purposes, but for sheer
statement of fact. While occa
sional high points were noted, the
overall image of our fish class
in student government was abom
inable. In point of fact: (1) our
relationship with the administra
tion was slighted several times,
(2) the frigid attempts to obtain
class unity over the whole campus
were a farce.
Clasis unity is possible through
powerful, not mild, attempts to
work in a common bond; and weak
relations with administrative of
ficials only hinder our efforts.
As president I will put out my
all toward attaining class success.
That is my only campaign prom
ise, but it is a sufficient goal. My
only qualifications are devotion
and a true desire to work for the
class of ’72. I am a member of
the Corps of Cadets and proud of
it, but I am an Aggie and even
prouder of that. My experience
as a fish has taught me that a
second chance should never be
necessary, but our class deserves
one. Let me guide our efforts
★ ★ ★
Thursday, March 20, the Class
of '72 will make an important
decision. That decision will be
whbm to elect to lead our class
next year. The one great asset of
leadership is experience. The
UNITY PARTY has this experi
ence. The UNITY PARTY is a
group of Fish, both Corps and
civilian, who have as their main
goal unification of the class of
’72. This year, the first big step
of the Fish officers, all UNITY
PARTY members, the class of ’72
had the best and only complete
Fish Weekend in A&M history.
From this weekend the class
showed a net profit of over
$1,000! The main reason for this
success was that, for the first
time, Corps and civilians had
worked together to obtain a com
mon goal. At the end of this year
we hope to have a FFF (Former
Fish Function) to get everyone
together for the last time as Fish.
Next year, we hope to carry over
what we have learned and
achieved this year. Our primary
goal will be to give the class of
’72 the best Sophomore Ball ever
in conjunction with a full week
end of activities. Also planned is
a Sophomore Happening during
B.A. Wives Club will meet at
7:30 p.m. at the Bank of A&M.
James Dozier will speak on buy
ing a home.
A philosophy discussion, led by
Prof. Hugh McCann, will center
on the topic “Has Science Chang
ed Since the Middle Ages?” at
7:30 p.m. in the UCCF Coffee
American Veterinary Medical
Association Student Auxiliary
will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the
Texas Room of the Bryan Build
ing and Loan Association, 2800
Texas Avenue. This meeting will
be especially important; officers
and “outstanding Senior Wife”
will be elected. Names will be
drawn for the Beef Raffle.
IVCF staff member, offers sug
gestions for communicating the
Christian Message. Title: “Even
Your Best Friends Won’t Tell
Psychology Club will meet at 8
p.m. in room 6 of Nagle Hall.
Dr. James Preston will speak on
observations made in a nudist
camp. Everyone is welcome.
Aggie Wives Bridge Cluli
vites all Aggie wives to ph
bridge every Wednesday atl:
p.m. in the MSC. Interniedfe
question period begins at !j
p.m. Regulars, intermediates!:
beginners with previous instr.
tion are invited. Come play!:
Port Arthur Hometown Q
will meet at 7:30 p.m. inti
Military Science Building,
football season, where we can get
together one weekend and have a
big party. We also plan to be
come involved in more committee
work on the Student Senate and
the Civilian Student Council to
assure our class a fair deal in all
legislation. Finally, we plan to
have a larger, more active Soph
omore Council fully representa
tive of the entire class. Big plans,
yes. Impossible, no. The UNITY
PARTY is dedicated to hard work.
If you want a dedicated, ambi
tious, experienced, and successful
group of leaders, vote for the
UNITY PARTY March 20. Vote
President, Phil Morley; Vice
President, Bruce Clay; Secretary-
Treasurer, A. L. Bradley; Social
Secretary, Bill Loveless; Election
Commission: Jimmy Alexander,
Joe Anderson; M.S.C. Directorate
Representative, Pat Castle.
The Unity Party
Orange County Hometown Club
will meet at 8:15 p.m. in the lob
by of the Memorial Student Cen
ter. Picture will be taken; wear
class “A” Summer uniform or
coat and tie.
Texas A&M Newcomers Club
Bridge Benefit will be at 9:30
a.m. at Hillel Foundation. Tickets
$1 and may be purchased
from members or at the door.
Buy one ticket or make up a
table. Tickets will be drawn
throughout playing time for
prizes. For information call
Aggie Christian Fellowship
will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
in the MSC. George Malone,
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‘Thunderously- Exciting” — Washington Post
Wed. March 19, 1969 — 8:00 p. m.
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SOPHS & JUNIORS
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Jrs. & Soph’s S-Z this week, March 17-21. Your
cooperation is necessary for picture to appear
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I HAVE A LOT ^
I OF QUESTIONS ABOUT
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