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Generals From AF, Army | Student Senate Kills
To Visit A&M March 1-3
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Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas S.
Moorman, Air Force Academy
superintendent, and Army Maj.
Gen. Francis J. Murdoch, Jr.,
Fourth Army deputy commanding
general for reserve forces, will
be honor guests for Spring Mili
tary Weekend March 1-3.
The distinguished guests will
participate in several events
scheduled for the weekend when
the Corps of Cadets steps front
and center, announced President
Earl Rudder.
A Corps review, Combat Ball
and Military Ball highlight ac
General Moorman will be re
viewing officer for a Saturday
afternoon Corps review on the
main parade ground.
A Corps Commander’s luncheon,
reception and president’s buffet
are also scheduled, announced
Col. Jim H. McCoy, commandant.
ed a cavalry commission at West
Point in 1931 and has held com
mand and staff positions with
horse soldier, infantry and armor
ed units.
The North Carolina native be
came deputy commanding gener
al at Fort Sam Houston in 1967.
He was previously on the Allied
Land Forces Southern Europe
staff at Verona, Italy.
General Murdoch, 55, has serv
ed in England, Algeria, through
out Europe during World War II,
Vance Reports
‘Confidence’ In
Korean Allies
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (tf*) — Special
envoy Cyrus Vance reported to
President Johnson Thursday night
on his special mission to South
Korea and declared he has “re
newed confidence of the solidarity
of our alliance.”
After a session of about one
hour at the White House with
Johnson and top presidential ad
visors, Vance met newsmen.
“I found my discussions with
President Chung-Hee Park, the
prime minister and other cabinet
officials were good and very use
ful and they were carried out in
a cordial and friendly atmos
phere,” Vance said.
VANCE SAID there are no
secret agreements with South
Korea and no understandings
beyond the language of a joint
communique issued by Park and
The communique noted that
extraordinary measures were be
ing taken to strengthen South
Korean and American forces so
as to make them ready to deal
with any contingency which
might arise.
Vance acknowledged that some
‘‘differing views among different
individuals” existed on South Ko-
individuals” existed on South
Korea’s desire for instant retalia-
Related Story, page 4
tion to any further attacks from
North Korea.
THE SOUTH Korean govern
ment reportedly asked the United
States to revise the existing se
curity treaty to make instant
retaliation possible. Under the
treaty as it now stands both
countries agree to meet the com
mon danger in accordance with
their constitutional processes. v
Vance was asked if he had
reached a meeting of the minds
with Korean leaders.
“I felt the exchange was very
useful and a good understanding
was gained with respect to their
views and ours,” he said.
HE SAID he would “not want
to prognosticate what the future
may hold,” in relations between
North and South Korea.
He did not join in discussions
at Panmunjom for the release of
the 82 surviving crew members
of the intelligence ship Pueblo.
His White House meeting of
close to an hour with the Presi
dent was attended by Secretary
of Defense Robert S. McNamara;
Defense Secretary - Designate
Clark Clifford; Undersecretary of
State Nicholas Katzenbach; Gen.
Earle G. Wheeler, chairman of
the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Vice
President Hubert Humphrey, Gen.
Maxwell Taylor, former U. S. 8th
Army commander in Korea; presi
dential adviser Walt Rostow;
and John Walsh, career diplomat
who accompanied Vance on his
earlier troubleshooting mission to
Greece and Turkey on the Cyprus
Bryan Building & Loan
Association, Your Sav
ings Center, since 1919.
Germany and Korea. He partici
pated in the D-Day landing in
Normandy and the drive across
Europe with the 26th Infantry
Regiment, of which he became
commander in 1945. The Catawba
College graduate served in several
Department of Army and De
partment of Defense posts after
assignments with the 1st Infan
try Division in Europe.
ARMY WAR College gradua
tion preceded duty with the Su
preme Headquarters Allied Pow
ers Europe (SHAPE). He was
assistant commandant of the
Armored School, Fort Knox, be
fore going to Italy.
General Murdoch’s decorations
include the Silver Star with Oak
Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit,
Bronze Star for valor and Com
bat Infantryman’s Badge.
Twenty of General Moorman’s
35 years service were in meteor
ology. Following West Point
graduation in 1933, he entered
Air Corps flight training at Ran
dolph Field, earning his wings
in 1934. After assignments in
Hawaii and New York, the 56-
year-old Californian took a mas
ter’s degree in meteorology from
Cal Tech.
Subsequent assignments were
as weather squadron and wing
commander, 9th Air Force staff
weather officer, AAF Headquar
ters weather officer and air
weather service commander, An
drews AFB, Md.
General Moorman commanded
the 13th Air Force in the Philip
pines and was vice commander,
Pacific Air Forces, in Hawaii
before taking the academy super
intendency July 1, 1965.
His decorations include the Dis
tinguished Service Medal, Legion
of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clus
ters, Bronze Star and Air Medal.
Clothing Regs Vote
Educators, Fourth Army CO
Set Spring Engineering Talks
Officials of university engi
neering programs, research and
development foundations and the
Fourth Army commander will ex
plore frontiers of engineering in
the College of Engineering Lec
ture Series this spring.
Engineer’s Week
To Be Observed
By Brazos TSPE
The Brazos Chapter of the
Texas Society of Professional En
gineers will name an “Engineer
of the Year” as a high point in
observance of Engineer’s Week
which begins Sunday.
The award will be made at a
Feb. 22 banquet. Dr. Fred Bul
lard, professor of geology at the
University of Texas, will speak
on “The Birth of a Volcano.”
Dr. Bullard, internationally-
known volcanologist, visited the
Particutin volcano in Mexico
about three months after its birth
in 1943 and has made exhaustive
research studies of the volcano.
The Brazos Chapter, many of
whose members are at A&M, com
prises Milam, Robertson, Leon,
Madison, Walker, Grimes, Wash
ington, Burleson and Brazos
Members of the local chapter
note that Washington’s birthday
occurs during Engineer’s Week
and the first President was an
engineer in his own right.
This year’s theme is “Engineer
ing .. . Design for World Health,”
emphasizing the part the engi
neer is playing in life sciences re
search and implementation.
Only a few years ago, engineers
performed primarily a supporting
role, but today, engineers are tak
ing an active lead in the inter
disciplinary life sciences effort to
provide a more healthful environ
ment for all men, it was pointed
Brazos Chapter President
Charles H. Samson, Jr., head of
the Civil Engineering Depart
ment here, will be master of cere
monies at the banquet in the
Briarcrest Country Club. He is
last year’s “Engineer of the
Year” recipient.
Members of the chapter also
will choose a “Young Engineer
of the Year.”
Dean Fred J. Benson an
nounced the series will begin Wed
nesday with Dr. Chester L. Bris-
ley, University of Wisconsin en
gineering center director, speak
ing on “The Role of the Universi
ty in the Post Graduate Develop
ment of Engineers.”
The spring lectures are a con
tinuation of the fall series that
stressed relationships of educa
tion, industry and society.
Dr. Brisley’s 3:30 p.m. talk will
be in the Architecture Auditori
um, Benson said.
Succeeding lecturers will be by
Edwin Vennard, Edison Electric
Institute m a n a g i n g director,
March 6; Donald D. Bushnell,
Brooks Foundation vice president
for research and development,
March 20; Lt. Gen. L. J. Lincoln,
4th Army commander, April 3,
and Dr. George C. Beakley Jr.,
Arizona State engineering science
department chairman, April 17.
Topics will be on the correla
tion of living standards and en
ergy use, computers in education,
the military viewpoint of engi
neering frontiers and engineer
motivation through creativity.
The lecture series was estab
lished to strengthen traditional
ties between industry, society and
education, Benson noted. Visit
ing speakers will exchange ideas
through student-faculty discus
sion as well as the formal pres
entation, stimulating communica
tion between the profession, so
ciety and engineering education.
Secretaries Hear
Banking Talk
Ridley Briggs, assistant vice
president of First Bank & Trust,
will address an open meeting of
the Bryan-College Station chapter
of the National Secretaries Asso
ciation at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in
the bank’s Brazos Room.
Mrs. Jerry Hott, chapter
spokesman, said all Bryan-College
Station secretaries are invited to
attend the session on banking,
the theme for all NS A meetings
this month.
“Banking services have flour
ished in recent years much like
our supermarkets,” Mrs. Hott
noted, “and all secretaries need
to be aware of these extended
Opponents Say
CSC Proposal
Not ‘Concrete’
Battalion Staff Writer
The Student Senate Thursday
refused a Civilian Student Coun
cil request to schedule a referen
dum on clothing regulations on
the basis that the proposed poll’s
questions were not sufficiently
Although the senate did not
permanently reject the idea of
taking a poll or changing clothing
regulations, little sympathy was
expressed for such ideas.
The proposal, drawn up and ap
proved by CSC members last
week, needed senate approval to
add the referendum to a spring
election ballot. It was defeated
“OBVIOUSLY the senate has
refused to face an issue which
the Civilian Student Council, rep
resenting the civilian student body
felt was significant,” Grif Vena
tor, council president, charged af
ter learning of the Senate’s ac
“By this action the senate has
forfeited its responsibility as a
governing body,” he said.
Venator called the rejection of
the poll the “largest step back
ward in student government” he
had seen at A&M.
“Apparently the Student Senate
does not want clothing regula
tions repealed,” declared George
Walne, council vice president,
“Their action was a political move
to handcuff the Civilian Student
“It was the belief of the senate
that if the Civilian Student Coun
cil wanted to change clothing reg
ulations they should draw up a
new set of regulations and then
submit it to the student body for
approval,” Senate President Jerry
Campbell said.
“AS IT stands a person does
not know what he is voting for,”
he continued. “If he votes to
change, he has no idea what will
be changed.”
“I believe that some o f the
clothing regulations are outdated
but most of them are still prac
Heated argument from the
floor stormed for more than an
“It seems that the Civilian Stu
dent Council is sitting around
creating a hot issue when there
is no issue,” Senator Joey P. Web
ber said.
“The Council has done some
thing without a whole lot of
thought,” Senator Webber con
tinued. “The whole debate over
clothing regulations is trite and
overworked,” Senator Webber
WALNE, who represented Ven
ator, argued that the poll was to
“take the pulse of the student
body,” not to create another Ber
keley as one senator warned.
“We want to find out what the
feelings are of the students re
garding clothing regulations,” he
said. “Then with these results,
we can make definite recommend
ations for regulation changes.”
Argument went beyond the
range of just whether to allow
the poll, but went also into the
issue of clothing regulations.
“America is supposed to be
based on individual freedom,”
Walne asserted. “Americans are
fighting in Vietnam, ostensibly,
to bring freedom and democracy
to that country, but back in our
country we have a university
where you can’t even dress as
you please.”
“CLOTHING regulations are
another way of saying A&M is
superior to other schools,” Camp
bell, who introduced the measure
to reject the poll, argued.
“To eliminate the regulations
would be taking a step down.”
Campbell charged that to elim-
(See Student Senate, Page 2)
University National Bank
“On the side of Texas A&M”
Civilian Student Council Vice President George Walne listens as Student Senate Presi
dent Jerry Campbell introduces a motion to kill the clothing regulations referendum
Walne had proposed. Campbell had stepped down temporarily from his position to pre
sent the motion. (Photo by Mike Wright)
Khe Sanh Considered Kingpin
In Defenses South Of DMZ
KHE SANH, Vietnam <^1 —
Suppose you’re asked: Why have
American generals decided the
U. S. Marines’ Khe Sanh combat
base can and must be held?
One answer is that it’s the
kingpin, the anchor or the cork
of allied defense positions in the
frontier sector below the demili
tarized zone. It’s the western
end of the line, barring the way
to enemy flanking of vital for
ward outposts and cutting
through to the sea.
Whatever happens there in the
big fight that Gen. William C.
Westmoreland expects from
Hanoi divisions as the next phase
of the Communists’ winter-spring
offensive could have a consider
able bearing on the outcome of
the war.
THE AIM of the 5,000 or so
American Leathernecks, who de
pend on planes for both supplies
and offensive sorties in the near
by hills, would be to throw back
the committed thousands of Ho
Chi Minh’s regular with crippling
The Red high command would
hope to cut across the country to
the coast and take the two north
ernmost provinces of South Viet
nam — Quang Tri and Thun
Strategists pore over the geog
raphy, and gaves these reasons to
the why of Khe Sanh:
Sanh base, flanked by hilltop out
posts, is on a bluff 16 miles south
of the DMZ and eight miles east
of the Laotian frontier. It is
through Communist-held eastern
Laos that North Vietnamese
troops swing around mountains
that rise to 5,800 feet north of
Khe Sanh.
—The Marine stand watch over
Route 9, a highway from Laos.
This potential invasion route
links up near the coast with the
north-south Route No. 1.
—East of Khe Sanh are the
broad Quank Tri and Cam Lo
river valleys, pointing toward the
South China Sea.
—AN ENEMY sweep down
these valleys would put them be
hind such forward Marine out
posts as Con Thien and Gio Linh.
Theoretically the enemy could
link up with Viet Cong and pre
viously infiltrated North Vietna
mese for efforts to expand their
holdings north and south.
In Thursday’s fighting, North
Vietnamese troops ringing Khe
Sanh lobbed in 78 rounds of rocket
and mortar fire. American pilots
and artillerymen responded with
heavy counterfire. B52 bombers
made three more raids in the
aerial campaign around Khe
ground attack, the Marine com
mand there was advised by a
higher U. S. headquarters that
the Red regulars could possibly
be supported by their own bomber
aircraft. North Vietnam is known
to have a half-dozen Russian
twin-jet IL28s, which Westerners
call the Beagle.
Two of the IL28s were spotted
by American airmen recently on
a field northwest of Hanoi, one
of serveral air bases that have
come under attack in an intensi
fied raids on North Vietnam.
Bomb damage reports at the time
did not bring out whether these
two were hit.
First Bank & Trust now pays
5% per annum on savings certif
icates. —Adv.
Panoramic map locates the U. S. Marine fortress at Khe Sanh, South Vietnam, which
took increasingly heavy pounding. (AP Wirephoto Drawing)
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