The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 01, 1968, Image 1

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Che Battalion Weather Friday — Partly cloudy, winds North 10-20 m.p.h. High 58, low 41. Saturday — Clear to partly cloudy, winds Northeast 10-15 m.p.h. High 60, low 39. VOLUME 61 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1968 Number 52? Viet Cong Assaults Continue In Vietnam COUNCIL CONFERENCE President Johnson and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara are shown during a meet ing of the National Security Council in the White House. Council meeting dealt with North Korea’s seizure of the U.S.S. Pueblo. (AP Wirephoto) Rudder’s Ten Years Here Have Seen System Double “Roll up your sleeves and get after it.” That advice, passed along in a recent freshman class welcoming address, is a byword with Texas A&M President Earl Rudder, who has been “getting after it” ever since he joined the university 10 years ago today. As he starts his second decade at A&M, Rudder oversees a vast educational system which has doubled in size since he was ap pointed vice president in 1958 and continues to expand at a record pace. The pace ruickened after the 1932 A&M graduate was named Spring Semester Registration Set New students reported Wed nesday when Texas A&M offi cially initiated the spring semes ter. Regular students check in Fri day and Saturday for registra tion. Aggies have been on a brief mid-year leave since completing final examinations last week. New students will include freshmen and transfers entering A&M the first time. Room assign ment, meetings and orientation precede their registration at noon Friday. Sbisa Hall doors will be opened to the Taylors, Uptons, Vaughns, Whites and students whose last name starts with X, Y or Z at 1 p.m. Friday. L through O enroll at 3 p.m. The Saturday registration schedule calls for P through S at 8 a.m.; C-F, 10 a.m.; G-K, 1 p.m.; and A and B, 3 p.m. Spring semester classes begin at 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5. president July 1, 1959, and picked up still more steam when he took charge of the entire Texas A&M University System Sept. 1, 1965. Under Rudder’s administration, Texas A&M has attained “univer sity” status, increased enrollment, expanded research, broadened curriculum, upgraded academic and faculty standards and initi ated a multi-million-dollar build ing program. Enrollment, which passed the 12,000 mark last fall, is increas ing at a rate unmatched by any other major school in the state. University officials are now pre dicting 20,000 students by 1976, the institution’s centennial. The most significant gains have come at the graduate level. Graduate enrollment registered 2,349 for the fall semester, repre senting the highest student body ratio in the state and second- largest in total numbers. Increases in research have more than kept pace. A&M’s annual research budget now totals ap proximately $18 million, double that of 10 years ago. In all, the university has 150-we!l equipped research laboratories in which hundreds of individual projects are being conducted. Both curriculum and research have been broadened in recent years. While strengthening its traditional programs, the univer sity has moved into a position of leadership in several of the new technological fields, such as space, nuclear and computer science. New facilities have been pro vided to meet new needs. Within the past six months, Texas A&M opened a $6 million cyclotron complex and formally dedicated its Olin E. Teague Research Cen ter, which houses the university’s space, statistics and computer in BB&L By PETER ARNETT Associated Press Writer SAIGON The Viet Cong’s offensive in Saigon diminished Thursday but it was able to score successes elsewhere in its coordi nated attacks down the length of South Vietnam. The Communists captured part of Hue, the old imperial cap ital 400 miles north of Saigon, and seized control of half of Kon- tum in the central highlands. Two other major cities along the coastline in the north, Nha Trang and Qui Nhon, came under fresh mortar attacks and ground probes for the third straight day. PRESIDENT Nguyen Van Thieu declared martial law throughout the nation in the wake of the Wednesday attacks against the U. S. Embassy and military and civilian installations from Hue to the Mekong Delta. The U. S. Command reported shortly after midnight that the situation in Saigon was under control, but soon afterward the Viet Cong blew up a power sta tion in the Cholon section and attacked two national police sta tions there. The two police stations in Cho lon were attacked within 30 min utes of each other with 40 to 50 Viet Cong blazing away with small arms and machine guns, in formants said. There were several minor at tacks on U. S. installations in Saigon, where at least 12 U. S. soldiers and Marines were killed in fending off a guerrilla on slaught at the U. S. Embassy and other installations Wednes day. ★ ★ ★ stallations. Other construction completed within recent years includes a nuclear science center, facilities for petroleum engineering, archi tecture, plant sciences and bio logical sciences and several new dormitories and apartment houses for married students. Projects now in progress include a major library expansion, additional vet erinary medicine facilities and a new engineering research center. The basic concept of the uni versity was broadened in 1965 when the College of Arts and Sciences was abolished in favor of separate colleges for liberal arts and science and establish ment of a new college for geo.-, sciences. Less than a month ago, A&M was granted authority to form another college for business administration, a field now incor porated in liberal arts. On the system level, new A&M divisions include the Texas Mari time Academy at Galveston and James Connally Technical Insti tute at Waco. Looking back on A&M’s prog ress and his role in it, Rudder feels his major contribution has been creation of an atmosphere for accomplishment and success in surrounding himself with men who “get after it.” No list of A&M accomplish ments would be complete, Rudder emphasizes, without mentioning the 1967 football team which came on strong to win the South west Conference and Cotton Bowl. Football exemplifies the university’s determination to ex cel, points out the former coach and teacher who played center two seasons for the Aggies. Bryan Building & Loan Association, Your Sav ings Center, since 1919. —Adv. Johnson Set Talks On Terror Attacks WASHINGTON <A>>—The John son administration held in reserve Wednesday a broad response to the Red terror attacks throughout South Vietnam pending more in formation on the outcome of the Communist assaults. Football Book Going On Sale A 36-pa^e pictorial souvenir magazine covering the Aggies' championship football comeback went on sale Wednesday. The magazine, appropriately entitled “The Aggies Are Back,” has stories, pictures and statis tics of each regular season game, plus a two-page spread on the Cotton Bowl victory over Ala bama. Additionally, the magazine has a wrap-up on season statis tics, a section on the numerous honors the team members earned, pictures of the coaches, and a two-page picture of the team. Various student activities and traditions closely associated with Aggie football seasons are also covered in the magazine. The Aggie bonfire, Corps trips, mid night yell practice, elephant walk, the Aggie Band, yell lead ers, and other such activities are included in the magazine. “We wanted the magazine to reflect the drive, determination and hard work of the football team, the fine coaching, and the unexcelled spirit of the Twelfth Man,” said Winston Green, presi dent of Alpha Delta Sigma, the club which published the maga zine. The Athletic Department bought a large number of the magazines to send to prospective athletes being sought by A&M. The Aggie Club bought 1,500 copies to be given as a bonus to members who send in their club dues early. The magazine is on sale in the Journalism Department, Student Publications Office, Exchange Store, and MSC Gift Shop. The price is $1. The White House disclosed President Johnson met Tuesday night with the Senate and House Republican leaders, received in telligence reports during the night on the attacks on the Sai gon embassy and other targets, and breakfasted Wednesday morning with senior members of the Senate and House Armed Services and Appropriations com mittees. Press secretary George Chris tian said the President told the congressional leaders of both par ties that the Asian crisis might require him to propose special measures which he hopes would be considered in a nonpartisan atmosphere. However the presidential spokesman said Johnson did not discuss any specific measures, and he emphasized there may be no need for such proposals. THE AGGIES ARE BACK New football book tracing the rise of the Texas Aggies is now on sale at four campus loca tions. The 36-page magazine is also being distributed statewide. Unitarians Hold Immortality Talk Dr. Richard Stadelman of the Department of Philosophy will speak on “Concepts of Immortal ity” at the Unitarian Fellowship at 8 p.m. on Sunday at 305 Old Highway 6 South. Dr. Stadelman is an ordained Christian Church minister. Prior to joining the Philosophy Depart ment here last fall, he was as sociated with the Philosophy De partments at Tulane University and Louisiana State University. He also studied at Yale Univer sity, receiving a Bachelor of Di vinity degree in 1958. University National Bank “On the side of Texas A&M” —Adv. Services Building Occupants Ready To Begin Moving First occupants of Texas A&M’s new $1.5 million Services Building begin moving in next week. System Physical Plants Mana ger Howard Badgett said con struction workers are putting the finishing touches on the first three floors of the 75,000-square- foot maroon-trimmed structure. The top floor and basement will be ready in approximately three weeks. Major occupants of the new building are the Journalism De partment, University Information and Publications Department, Ag ricultural Information Depart ment, Texas Feed and Fertilizer Control Service, Agricultural An alytical Services and the Faculty Exchange Post Office. The new facility also will house the campus offices for the Ameri can Petroleum Institute and draft ing and publications activities for the Texas Transportation Insti tute. Badgett said the Journalism Department expects to complete its office move by Monday. Most journalism classes, however, will continue to be held in their pre sent locations for approximately three more weeks. University Information and Publications Department, which includes The Battalion, yearbook and student magazines, plan to move Feb. 23. Texas Feed and Fertilizer Con trol Service is scheduled to move the first of March. Agricultural Information will begin moving equipment next week but will not transfer its staff until mid-March. Badgett said the other organi zations have not yet scheduled their moves. The Services Building, located on the north side of the campus, adjoins the A&M Press and Photographic and Visual Aids Laboratory. ,. GRAVE ON PRISON GROUNDS Dr. Edwin N. Barron, Jr., prison physician, stands in one of three unmarked graves discovered on ground of the Cummins, Ark., prison farm. Barron said an investigation might turn up “as many as 100, if not more” bodies follow ing reports that inmates had been killed and secretly buried through the years. (AP Wirephoto) Voters To Decide Important Issues A 1967 voter’s registration cer tificate will be required by voters in Saturday’s sales tax and bond election in College Station, Mayor D. A. Anderson said today. He Tunisian Elected FFA Club Officer A Tunisian who is also a mem ber of the Cadet Corps has become the first International student to be elected to a major office in the Texas A&M Collegiate Future Farmers of America Chapter. Abdcluader (Ray) Chouikh, sophomore member of Company C-2 at Texas A&M, has been elected sentinel of the 125-member FFA chapter. “I was really surprised and almost shocked to be elected,” Chouikh said. “I had alreadyJost one office election and really did not feel I had a chance. I really appreciate being elected.” Chouikh attended Lycee Sousse High School in Sousse, Tunisia, and the Agricultural School of Moghrane. At A&M he is major ing in agricultural education with a specialty in sociology. Ray is the youngest in a family of four which includes two sisters and a brother. He is majoring in agriculture because of the need his country has for agricultural leaders. He was chosen by his government to study in the United States because of his agricultural background and high scholastic record at the Moghrane school. “In the 37-year history of the A&M Collegiate FFA tis is the first time an international stu dent has been elected to such an office,” Dr. Herman H. Brown, associate professor in the Agri cultural Education Department and faculty advisor to the chap ter, said. made this statement in response to the many inquiries he received on this subject. The question on the system of balloting has also arisen, the mayor reported. Those who are property owners in the city can vote on the one-cent sales tax and bond issue. However, those who do not own property can vote only on the sales tax issue. As to the bond issue, citizens will be given the option of voting “yes” or “no” to four proposals: (1) construction of a new city hall; (2) construction of a fire station-police headquarters: (3) purchase of land and building 29th street to Ashburn street, and County Road from Glade street to State Highway 6; and (4) for purchase of land for right-of-way for State Highway 6 By-Pass, including two inter changes, and for the extension of University Drive from State Highway 6 to the proposed inter change on State Highway 6 By- Pass. Property owners only will be given the opportunity to express themselves by a straw vote on the location of the city hall and fire station-police headquarters, Mayor Anderson continued. Two choices will be offered should these proposals be approved, either on city owned property along State Highway 6, facing the University campus, or at the water tower site. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following loca tions: Place 1 — A&M Consoli dated Jr. High School, Place 2 — College Hills Elementary, and Place 3 — City Hall. First Bank & Trust now pays 5% per annum on savings certif icates. —Adv.