The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 04, 1968, Image 1

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High 66, low 49. : .i;: VOLUME 61 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1968 Number 563 Busy Finish Set I Senate Votes To Repeat By Singing Cadets A ’70 Presidential Election ■hhmmhhhi 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 Mike Wright) Run-Off Election To Decide Seven Class Officer Posts Ballot Committee Criticized Sharply By CHARLES ROWTON Battalion Editor 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 1970 Tuesday. 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 6,000 miles. 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 phia. 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, 8 p.m. 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 ference, A&M. 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 forum tonight. CSPA President William G. Adkins said the 7:30 p.m. public information forum will be in the Consolidated High School Audi torium. 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 third forum. 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 icates. —Adv. April 27—HemisFair, 1 p.m., one-hour show at the Amphithea ter. 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. Juniors Begin Ring Orders 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, agricultural economics. 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 graduate student. 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 dent. 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 tion. 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 tion. 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 polls close. 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 majority. 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 ico. 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- ler-Hilton Hotel. 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” —Adv. 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- Gaughy. The last senior office still in contention, historian, finds Don Wayne Bonifay opposing Ronnie Wise. 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- treasurer. 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 clave. 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 allowed. His argument hinged on two factors. “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 History Grants Now Available To Graduates 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 ary schools. 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 university fees. 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 conflicts. Benedetto said the time spent waiting in line to vote averaged from one to one and one-half hours. 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 election.” 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 lated. Gingrich then presented several signed letters confirming the passing out of the ballot in ques tion to civilian students in the election line. The Election Commission was openly criticized for allowing the discrepancies to exist. Benedetto admitted that “there were certain discrepancies.” He also said that only two of the many documents Gingrich presented to the Senate were also presented to the Election Com mission. “IF HE HAD presented all of this material to the Election Com mission Monday, we might have decided in his favor,” Benedetto added. 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 study. 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 sion size. 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 United States. Bryan Building & Loan Association, Your Sav ings Center, since 1919. BH&L —Adv. 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 • ;-v • . '