The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 13, 1964, Image 1

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Pension Fund
High jinx Told
To Hof fa Jury
By The Associated Press
A government witness testified
Tuesday that Teamsters Union
President James R. Hof fa promis
ed him approval of a $5 million
loan from a union pension fund if
he would help extricate Hoffa from
a sinking business venture.
The day was also enlivened by
the placing of a federal guard
around U. S. Dist. Judge Richard
B. Austin, after an anonymous tele
phone caller told police someone
would try to kill the judge.
Two U. S. marshals were assign
ed to guard the judge in his court
room and six other stood watch
over corridors leading to his cham
There were no incidents in court
as the witness, Stanton D. San
son of Bal Harbour, Fla., describ
ed the alleged Hoffa proposal.
Hoffa and seven other defend
ants are accused of defrauding the
pension fund of more than $20 mil
lion in loans and getting a million-
dollar kickback from the persons
who received the loans.
Sanson testified that Hoffa
wanted him and his associates to
take over Sun Valley, Inc., a fin
ancially troubled retirement homes
development in Brevard County,
Fla., in which he said Hoffa was
deeply involved.
The witness said Hoffa told him
Sun Valley was in considerable
difficulty and Hoffa wanted a re
putable firm to take over the de
velopment “and do something with
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — CBS News and
the American Broadcasting Co.,
announced Tuesday they were
withdrawing support of television’s
"Emmy” awards and would not ac
cept any awards they might win.
CBS News, which made the first
announcement, described the
awards by the National Academy
of Television Arts and Sciences as
"unprofessional, unrealistic and
OAKLAND, Calif. — Glowing
with joy, Joan Merriam complet
ed Tuesday her trouble-plagued
27,750-mile solo flight around
the world.
She was escorted the last 100
miles by two Coast Guard air
LONGVIEW, Tex. — Eastman
Kodak will build two large addi
tions to its plant in Longview.
A multimillion dollar hydrocar
bon cracking plant will be started
in October and is expected to be
ready by the middle of next year.
The other plant will produce
DALLAS — Two Dallas po
licemen left for Washington
Tuesday to testify before the
Warren Commission about the
slaying of President Kennedy
here Nov. 22, and subsequent
Jack Revill and Detective V.
J. Bryan will appear Wednes
Che Battalion
Volume 61
Number 46
Pete Fountain, who calls his music “New White Coliseum. Season tickets and student
Orleans jazz” will be on Campus at 8 p. m. activity cards will be honored for this Town
Friday for a Town Hall concert in G. Rollie Hall extra.
Senate Election
27 Places
News Editor
If you have not liked the way the Student Senate has
conducted itself in the past, you can vote Thursday for the
men you think will be able to best perform their jobs as
senators in the future.
For Thursday is the day for electing fellow students to
the 27 positions to be decided that will complete the Senate
for 1964-65.
Forty-nine students registered for those 27 positions be
fore filing closed on the afternoon of May 5.
Twelve Student Senate chairs and 15 members of the
election will be decided in the election. Election commission
candidates will be elected by the class system but only by
■♦'class members in the college that
they are seeking to represent.
Aggie Named
To Get Grant
Lee F. Courtney of Bryan, A&M
University graduate student in
English, has been awarded a $4,-
000 renewable fellowship for doc
toral studies at Emory University,
Dr. John Q. Anderson, head of the
A&M Department of English, an
nounced Monday.
Courtney who won academic
honors as an undergraduate at
A&M expects to receive his mas
ter’s degree this summer.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Maurice Courtney of 3008 Tennes
see Dr. and a 1959 graduate of
Stephen F. Austin High School.
Rusk Tells NATO
Of Cuban Trouble
Secretary of State Dean Rusk
asked the Western Allies to send
non-military aid to South Viet
Nam and to isolate Cuba to head
off a new world crisis. He also
saw potential danger to the West
in the Moscow-Peking dispute.
He urged the isolation of Cuba
economically, politically, socially
and even spiritually to prevent
Prime Minister Fidel Castro’s re
gime from subverting other Latin-
American countries.
Rusk told the opening session
Tuesday of the North Atlantic
Treaty Organization Council of
Foreign Ministers that a new crisis
over Cuba would affect the whole
Western world. This was aimed at
such NATO nations as Britain and
France who trade with Cuba de
spite the U. S. economic embargo
of the island nation.
The United States is determined
to continue aerial reconnaissance
of Cuba, Rusk said, pointing out
this could lead to as serious a con
frontation as that in October of
1962, when the Soviet Union intro-
Mrs. Estelle Stevens is presented with a certificate and a
check for $353 by Graduate Dean Wayne C. Hall for her
work with graduate students and faculty while acting as
the college’s administration secretary. She and her husband
are moving to Gainesville.
duced missiles in Cuba.
Foreign Secretary Richard A.
Butler of Britain agreed with
Rusk’s proposal for nonmilitary
aid to boost morale among civilians
in South Viet Nam, where the
United States is supporting a war
against Communist guerrillas.
Butler conceded that there was
a difference of views over Cuba,
a reference to the sale of British
buses to Cuba. But this did not al
ter the fact that the aims of the
Allies are the same and that the
NATO countries are determined to
help Latin American countries pro
tect their security, he declared.
Robles Gains Win
In Panama Vote
PANAMA hT) — Government
candidate Marco A. Robles
scored an upset vistory in Pan
ama’s presidential election on the
basis of nearly complete returns
announced Tuesday night.
The national electoral tribunal
figures gave Robles an insur
mountable 11,000 vote margin
over twice deposed ex-President
Amulfo Arias.
Arias had been the slight fa
vorite in most unofficial polls
prior to Sunday’s voting.
There was no immediate re
action from the Arias camp.
Barry, Rocky Take
Nebraska, W. Va.
Republican voters in West Vir
ginia were giving a strong en
dorsement to Gov. Nelson A. Rock
efeller’s bid for the GOP presi
dential nomination in early re
turns from Tuesday’s state’s pre
ference primary.
But in similar voting in Ne
braska Sen. Barry Goldwater
of Arizona, while leading the
field, was running into stiff
write-in vote competition, par
ticularly from Richard M. Nixon.
In both cases Rockefeller and
Goldwater, avowed candidates for
the nomination, were the only
names on the ballot. The dif
ference was that write-in votes are
counted in Nebraska, but not in
West Virginia.
In returns from 50 of Nebras
ka’s 2,148 precincts, Goldwater
had 2,240 votes. Write-in from
the same number of precincts
showed 1,231 for former Vice
President Nixon, 717 for Ambassa
dor Henry Cabot Lodge and 70
for Rockefeller, and 45 for four
In West Virginia, in returns
from 151 of 2,664 precincts,
Rockefeller had 3,931 votes, about
70 per cent of all the GOP votes
cast in Tuesday’s gubernatorial
There were no Democratic presi
dential primary tests in either
state, although President Johnson
was getting a solid write-in vote
in Nebraska. With 97 precincts
reporting he had 2,651, Atty. Gen.
Robert F. Kennedy 116 and Gov.
George Wallace of Alabama 87.
Republican delegate conventions
also were held in Rhode Island and
Missouri Tuesday.
In Rhode Island 14 delegates
were to be chosen, with the party
organization expected to battle at
tempts by backers of Goldwater
and others to increase their stren
gth on the nominally uncommitted
Missouri Republicans elected six
more GOP delegates. Two were
instructed to vote for Goldwater
and two more said they favor his
nomination. Two were listed as
The names of all the announced
candidates were published on a
sample ballot in The Battalion
Student Senate officers were
elected for 1964-65 during the
April 23 election.
The polls will be open in the
Memorial Student Center from 7:30
a.m. to 8 p.m.
If the April 23 turnout was
indicative of student interest in
student government, Thursday’s
election should have another rec
ord turnout.
Too many times in the past,
the sectors of students, such as
the Civilian student body, have
complained that they were not
being adequately represented in
the Student Senate and the func
tions of student government. In
the April 23 election a new trend
was seen to develop when the stu
dent body elected five civilian
students to office as opposed to
three from the Corps.
Students should be aware that
Thursday’s election is just as im
portant as the officer election.
The objectives of the Student
Senate are: To act as the official
voice of the student body; To
democratically represent the vari
ous interests in the student body of
the University; To provide op
portunity to train students in
democratic government and citizen
ship; To promote sound leader
ship in the formulation of student
body attitudes; To promote the
welfare of the student body; and
to provide laison between faculty,
administration and students.
Vanity Fair Pics
Art Exhibit Opens
An art exhibit is being held in
the old fire station across from the
Exchange Store.
Exhibits feature the work of
students of the Mogford Art Stu
dio and a display of the painting
of Mrs. J. F. Mogford on her trip
around the world.
The display is open daily from
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 2 to
6 p.m. on Sunday. Sunday will
be the last day of the exhibit,
according to Mrs. Mogford.
It Doesn’t Take Long
Managing Editor
A 1962 gradaute of the A&M
School of Architecture appears to
have a bright future ahead of
Since he received his diploma
here, Harold L. Adams has been
working his way to the top in
the architectural field.
Upon graduating from A&M
Adams went to work with John
Carl Warnecke and Associates, a
firm of architects and planning
consultants. Now he practically
heads the Washington office for
his employer.
Adams’ current project is the
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Me
morial Library. He has been se
curing information on the exist
ing presidential libraries for a
report which will be the basis for
the Kennedy Library.
While working on the projects
Adams has visited the Truman
Library in Independence, Mo., the
Eisenhower Library in Abilene,
Kan., and the Roosevelt Library
in Hyde Park, N. Y.
Last May Adams worked with
the late President in selecting a
site for the library; since then he
has devoted much of his time to
the project. He recently attend
ed meetings with Mrs. Jacqueline
Kennedy and the 18 other archi
tects involved in designing the
This project was not the first
opportunity that Adams had to
work with JFK. The Aggie arch
itect and the late President first
met while Adams was working on
the Lafayette Square Project, a
$30 million development of a
park and two blocks of historical
buildings across from the White
After Kennedy’s death, Adams
was named to the design team
for the Memorial Grave in Ar
lington National Cemetery. An
other of Adams’ projects dealing
directly with the Kennedy family
was the designing and supervis
ing construction of a four story
addition to the home of Attorney
General Robert F. Kennedy.
A graduate of Palmer High
School where he was valedicto
rian of his class, Adams was a
distinguished student and a mem
ber of Alpho Rho Chi, architec
ture honor fraternity at A&M.
He also served as editor of
Architecture Plans and won sev
eral awards for outstanding de
Adams has demonstrated that
there is room at the top for
young men in the world today.
By taking advantage of available
opportunities, by doing efficient
work and by putting out a little
extra effort, doors are opened to
the young person.
Students who turned in pic
tures to the Aggieland for the
Vanity Fair contest may pick
them up at the Office of Student
These pictures should be se
cured by Friday, Mrs. Cecilia
Prihoda of Student Publications
North Texas
Ranch Empire
Is Contested
By The Associated Press
The mighty Waggoner ranch em
pire, a major factor in North
Texas economy since 1865, may be
splintered in a welter of legal ac
tions pending in district court
Albert B. Buster Wharton Jr.,
heir to the fortune of Electra Wag
goner, died in 1963 after filing a
suit to enable him to sell about a
third of his trust holdings. Since
then, four file folders full of cross
suits, petitions, amendments and
other court causes have been tack
ed on to the original cause.
Some heirs claim the original
trust established by W. T. Wag
goner in 1923 was illegal and in
valid. Some are trying to re
move directors of the various
trusts, including former Navy Sec.
Robert Anderson.
Ney Sheridan, Jr., Vernon law
yer for some claimants, said “This
will probably be in litigation at
least 5 or 6 years.” Sheridan esti
mated the total value of the vari
ous Waggoner holdings — includ
ing a 797-square mile ranch near
Vernon — at “$35 to $45 millions.”
In 1923, W. T. Tom Waggoner
decided to form a trust to leave
his three children. The heirs were
Electra Waggoned Wharton, who
died in 1925; Paul Waggoner, only
survivor of the three and still a
resident of Vernon; and Guy Wag
goner, who died in the early 1950s.
Young Republicans
Choose Officers,
Outline Programs
The Young Republicans Club of
Bryan-College Station held elec
tions for the coming school year
at a brief meeting Monday night
in the New Wesley Foundation
Everett Lindstrom was elected
chairman of the organization for
the 1964-65 school year. Lindstrom
is a junior in the Corps at A&M
University. He is a landscape
architecture major from Channel-
Bill Giesenschlag, a history ma
jor from Somerville, was elected
vice-chairman and Joe Edelbrock
was named the new secretary.
Edelbrock is from Midland and is
a math major.
Lindstrom commented on the
fine year the club has just com
pleted under Robert Eubank, the
outgoing chairman. He pointed out
that during the last year the club
has featured Republican senatorial
and gubernatorial candidates, in
cluding Aggie-ex Jack Creighton.
Next year’s programs were out
lined by Lindstrom, including a
membership drive contest now in
progress and “Goldwater — 64”
bumper sticker parties. He said
that the club will work very close
ly with the senior party in the No
vember election campaign, distrib
uting literature and soliciting
Lindstrom said the fall term
would be started with a kick-off
steak fry.
Attention Seniors!
Graduating seniors who desire
to have their 1963-64 Aggieland
mailed to them must leave their
address with the Office of Stu
dent Publications before gradu
Mrs. F. E. Hottenroth, mother of Maroon Band command
ing officer Jim Hottenroth, pins a flower on Scott Stanaland
during Parent’s Day ceremonies Sunday. Mrs. Hottenroth
made a special trip from Montclair, Calif., to participate in
the activities. The trip was her first to the A&M campus.