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COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1968
Busy Finish Set I Senate Votes To Repeat
By Singing Cadets A
’70 Presidential Election
IT’S SENIOR RING TIME
Charles Wallis of Company C-2, Squadron Six First Sergeant Mike McAnelly and John L.
Scogin fill out preliminary senior ring information cards with clerk Mrs. Louise Brown
lee. Orders will be taken for the rings April 16. See story, adjoining column. (Photo by
Run-Off Election To Decide
Seven Class Officer Posts
By CHARLES ROWTON
In a motion expressing discontent with the handling
of last Thursday’s class elections, the Student Senate voted
to rehold the election for the presidency of the Class of
The Senate acted at a special meeting called for the
purpose of letting John R. Gingrich, a candidate for the
office, present a formal protest that certain facets of the
election were not properly conducted.
The motion, as worded by Bob Collins, a civilian grad
uate student member of the Senate proposed :
Since the Election Commission has handled the election fairly
shoddily and at an inopportune time, I move that the election for
this office be held again.
The motion passed by a 22-1 margain, with Election Commission
Chairman Tony Benedetto casting the dissenting vote.
ALTHOUGH GINGRICH was the only junior class president
candidate protesting the results of the election, the motion places all
the original candidates for the office back on the ballot.
This group is composed of Gingrich, John C. Otto, Albert Reinert,
Collier Watson, John F. MacGillis, John Maline, Robert Bowling, and
Allen D. Janacek.
Two months packed with musi
cal action remain for the Singing
Cadets in the 1967-68 school year.
Fourteen, performances are set
for the 51-voice group before one
of the busiest years in its history
ends May 18. At that time, the
Cadets will have completed 48
shows while traveling more than
And their efforts will have been
viewed by millions of people. Most
of these, undoubtedly, watched
the Cadets in a feature role on
the nationally televised Mike
Douglas Show filmed in Philadel
Director Robert L. (Bob)
Boone, who also sings solos dur
ing most group performances,
lauds the Singing Cadets and Pi
anist-Accompanist June Biering
for their contribution to A&M.
“THE TIME and energy these
men and June sacrifice to receive
no more recognition than they do
is quite a feather in their caps,”
he emphasized. ‘‘They are highly
praised everywhere we go. The
Cadets are complimented for be
ing neat, clean-cut and gentle
manly both on and off-stage.”
The remaining schedule:
April 5—A&M -Civil Engineer
ing Department, Ram ad a Inn, Col
lege Station, 8:30 p.m.
April 6—El Campo High School,
April 7—F i r s t Presbyterian
Church, El Campo, 11 a.m., “Ser
mon in Song.”
April 19—Morning Show, 7:30
a.m., KHOU-TV, Channel 11,
Houston; Jones Hall Concert, 8
p.m., sponsored by the Houston
A&M Mothers’ Club.
APRIL 21—Spring Branch Bap
tist Church, Houston, 11 a.m.
"Sermon in Song;” Aggie Muster,
time to be announced.
April 22—Electrical Relay Con
April 26—Caldwell High School,
2:45 p.m.; A&M Board, Faculty-
Staff Dinner, time TBA.
A&M Consolidated school board
candidates will discuss their views
on serving the district at a Col
lege Station Progress Association
CSPA President William G.
Adkins said the 7:30 p.m. public
information forum will be in the
Consolidated High School Audi
Election to fill three vacancies
on the seven-man board will be
held Saturday. The polling place
will be at the Consolidated Junior
High music room. Ballots may
be cast between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Adkins said 11 candidates for
the three school board vacancies
will be heard at the association’s
They include Dr. O. C. Cooper,
physician; Roy Kelly, dairyman,
and Texas A&M faculty-staff
members Edwin H. Fenner, En
gineering Experiment Station
administrator; Bill Card, bio
chemistry and biophysics inven-
First Bank & Trust now pays
5% per annum on savings certif
April 27—HemisFair, 1 p.m.,
one-hour show at the Amphithea
May 3—Community Concert,
Bryan Municipal Auditorium, 8
p.m., sponsored by the Brazos
County A&M Mothers’ Club.
May 11—Federation of A&M
Mothers’ Clubs, Memorial Student
Center Ballroom, 10:30 a.m.
May 18—Bryan District Lion-
ettes, Ramada Inn, time TBA.
Another big day for the musi
cal ambassadors of A&M is set
May 4. That’s Singing Cadets’
Day, which includes a noon picnic
at Hensel Park and an awards
banquet and dance in the evening
at the MSC.
From 40 to 50 students a day
have been by the Registrant’s
Office this week to check their
eligibility for ordering the A&M
ring, according to Ring Clerk
Mrs. Louise J. Brownlee.
“Students who have 95 semes
ter hours, including the hours
passed at the April 1 mid-term
grade report, leave their names
with me to check their hours with
the records,” Mrs. Brownlee said.
She added that she will begin
taking orders and measuring sizes
for the A&M rings April 16.
“Eligible students may then or
der either the 18-weight ($35.55)
or the 16-weight ($33.68) rings,”
Mrs. Brownlee explained.
“Aggies prefer by far the ring
that is the biggest and the black
est,” she noted.
Mrs. Brownlee said that rings
ordered before May 31 would be
distributed soon after they are
received in the Registrar’s Office.
“Former students also purchase
A&M rings at the same prices
plus $3.50 extra for their gradu
ation years,” she said.
tory supervisor; Pieter Groot,
oceanography administrative of
ficer; Dr. Robert Wick, nuclear
engineering; Allen Linton, cus
todial foreman; Stanley H. Lowy,
aearospace engineering; Dr. Eli
Whiteley, soil and crop sciences;
Lambert Wilkes, agricultural en
gineering, and Dr. A. B. Wooten,
Wooten is the only incumbent.
Kiwanis Clubs Set
6 Aunt Jemima Day’
The Bryan-College Station Ki
wanis Clubs are sponsoring their
16th annual Aunt Jemima Pan
cake Day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday at the National Guard
Armory, 1700 E. 25th, Bryan.
Tickets at $1 for adults and
50 cents for children under 12
may be obtained at the door or
from any Kiwanis Club member.
General chairmen of Pancake
Day are Perry W. Shirley of
Bryan and Walter H. Parsons Jr.
of College Station.
By BOB PALMER
Battalion. Staff Writer
Voting will continue until 7:30
p.m. in the basement of the Me-
Filing opens tomorrow for
Student Senate elections to
be held on April 24 in the
Student Program Office.
Filing closes April 17.
The following offices will
be open for election:
President of the Student
Senate. The Candidate must
have a 1.5 grade point ratio
and. be a junior, senior or
Vice-President. T'he candi
date must be a sophomore or
junior and have a 1.5 GPR.
Recording Secretary. The
position will be elected from
freshmen and sophomores
with a 1.5 GPR.
Parliamentarian. Same re
quirements as president.
Chairmen for Issues, Stu
dent Life, Public Relations
and Student Welfare Commit
tees. Except for needing a
1.25 GPR, the requirements
are the same as for the presi
President, Vice - President
and Treasurer of the Civilian
Student Council. Candidates
must have a 1.5 overall and
a 1.25 GPR last semester and
any undergraduate classifica
morial Student Center in the run
off election for class officers.
Of the presidential posts one
will be decided.
The run-off for junior president
was thrown out by the Student
Senate Wednesday night. The
entire election with all previous
candidates will be held Tuesday
for that position.
Early Davis was elected senior
president in last Thursday’s elec
Election Commission Chairman
Tony Benedetto said that all
voters must present an identifi
cation and activity card.
“CLOTHING regulations will
also be strictly enforced,” Bene
detto declared. In the earlier
election, several students were
turned away because of clothing.
Election results will be posted
on the door of the MSC Student
Program Office shortly after the
In the sophomore presidential
election, Michael Schilhab, a ci
vilian, faces Gary J. Martin, who
is in the Corps. Schilhab had more
votes than Martin in the first
election, but the large number
of candidates kept him from a
Lonnie C. Minze of Houston,
cadet colonel of the Corps, will
be honored next week as the out
standing Air Force ROTC cadet
of a six-state area at the Arnold
Air Society national conclave.
Minze will receive the W. Ran
dolph Lovelace Memorial Award
as the top cadet of an AFROTC
Area including Texas, Arkansas,
Louisiana, Kansas and New Mex
A&M’s highest ranking cadet
and Frank Davis III of Elling
ton AFB, a pre-law junior and
sergeant major of the Second
Wing, will represent A&M at the
society conclave Sunday through
Wednesday in New York’s Stat-
Cadets and members of “An
gel Flight,” coed auxiliary in at
tendance will represent 169 of the
nation’s colleges and universities.
Minze will be one of five cadets
to receive area awards. A&M’s
AFROTC detachment named him
to represent the university in
the area competition. The senior
aerospace engineering major was
selected by Air University offi
cials over nominees from 20 col
leges in the area including Tex-
University National Bank
“On the side of Texas A&M”
Two Corps members vie for the
senior vice-presidency. Danny Mc
Cauley, who had 185 votes in
the general election, opposes Bud
Welch, who polled 121.
IN THE run-off for senior
secretary-treasurer, Bob Foley is
running against Lonnie H. Mc-
The last senior office still in
contention, historian, finds Don
Wayne Bonifay opposing Ronnie
Jimmy D. Dunham and Kenneth
E. Graeber are running the con
test for junior vice-president.
Graeber was high man in the
earlier balloting with 261, Dun
ham had 194.
Sophomores will choose be
tween Daniel L. Swords and
Roberta Van Ness for secretary-
The social secretary race finds
Ronald Bruce Smith opposing
James St. John.
Charles R. Hoffman is running
against Michael J. McKean for
sophomore V.P. Hoffman led the
balloting with 203 votes, while
McKean fielded 132.
as, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas,
Arkansas and Louisiana.
Cadets and angels will elect
new national officers and plan
1968-69 school year activities at
the 20th Arnold Air Society con
Featured , speakers will include
Gen. John P. McConnell, Air
Force chief of staff; Lt. Gen.
John W. Carpenter III, Air Uni
versity commander who made
A&M’s commissioning address
last spring, and Gen. Laurence S.
Kuter, USAF (ret.).
LONNIE C. MINZE
It was decided to delete the
office of junior class president
from today’s runoff election and
conduct a separate election Tues
day for the office in question,
with a runoff slated for sometime
after the Easter holidays.
THE DECISION to delay the
voting until Tuesday was made
because the Senate did not think
it would be fair to hold the elec
tion today without notice in ad
vance to the candidates.
This was the second attempt by
Gingrich to protest the conduct of
the election. His first atempt, at
a Monday open meeting of the
Election Commission, was dis
His argument hinged on two
“I believe that the passing out
of sample ballots in the MSC on
election day is a gross violation
of the standards set up by the
University Regulations concern
ing campaigning,” he stated.
Gingrich said in a letter to the
Election Commission that he be
lieved “this practice coerced a
Persons interested in applying
for special fellowships are urged
to contact the Department of
History or the Graduate College,
announced Dr. J. M. Nance, His
tory Department head.
Nance said the Department of
History has been awarded a num
ber of prospective teacher fellow
ships in history for the school
year beginning in September,
1968. The fellowships, he noted,
will aid qualified college gradu
ates in preparing for teaching
careers in elementary or second
This preparation, Nance con
tinued, will be gained by students’
meeting teacher certification or
by strengthening themselves in
substantive courses by completing
Master of Arts degrees in history.
Nance said emphasis in the
program will be on history with
some attention directed toward
pedagogic preparation of the
prospective teacher. Also, appli
cants must not have taught in
the recent past.
Fellowships are for one or two
years, depending on objectives
and previous academic prepara
tion of the grantee. The depart
ment head said fellowships carry
sipends of $2,400 for the first 12
months and $2,600 for the second
year, plus $720 additional supple
ment for each dependent. Nance
added fellows will not be required
to pay tuition or certain other
Candidates must have complet
ed baccalaureate degrees and be
interested in preparing to enter
teaching of elementary or second
ary history or the social studies.
large number of students to vote
against their better judgment.”
THE BALLOT in question was
a list of the civilian students
running for the various offices.
Gingrich had signed statements
from several people saying they
did not have time to vote due to
long lines, Army drill, or class
Benedetto said the time spent
waiting in line to vote averaged
from one to one and one-half
Gingrich had also circulated a
petition which had been signed by
more than 300 sophomores that
proposed the inclusion of Gin
grich’s name on the runoff ballot
of University Regulations that
occurred during the March 28
SENATOR Clarence Daugherty
said he did not see anything
wrong with the possession of the
ballots in the MSC but agreed
that if the ballots were passed
out to students waiting to vote,
campaign guidelines had been vio
Gingrich then presented several
signed letters confirming the
passing out of the ballot in ques
tion to civilian students in the
The Election Commission was
openly criticized for allowing the
discrepancies to exist. Benedetto
admitted that “there were certain
He also said that only two of
the many documents Gingrich
presented to the Senate were also
presented to the Election Com
“IF HE HAD presented all of
this material to the Election Com
mission Monday, we might have
decided in his favor,” Benedetto
Gingrich was obviously pleased
at the Senate decision.
“I’m happy that the Student
Senate decided that there was
something wrong with the elec
tions and decided to take positive
action on the matter,” he said.
Benedetto also presented a list
of grievances concerning the Elec
tion Commission to the Senate for
He requested that members of
the Election Commission be given
excused absences the days elec
tions were conducted and pro
posed an increase in the Commis
A motion was passed approving
the first request and the second
was referred to the Issues Com
mittee for study.
In other Senate business, Wel
fare Committee Chairman Eddie
Travis proposed that the Student
Body of Texas A&M, through the
Student Senate, appropriate $150
to sponsor an orphan through the
Christian Children’s Fund. The
motion passed with the stipulation
that the orphan be from the
Bryan Building & Loan
Association, Your Sav
ings Center, since 1919.
Workmen supervise the lowering- of a drain pipe between Dormitories 5 and 7 in the
Duncan area. The scene has been repeated recently throughout the area as work begins
on inter-dorm lounges. (Photo by Mike Wright)
Forum To Feature Candidates
For Consolidated School Board
Minze To Get ROTC Award
At National Meet In New York
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