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Fish Win First Place In National Drill Competition
COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 1968
A&M Faces AAUP Censure
For Handling Of Gibbs’ Case
Krise Says List
‘Not Place To Be ’
By MIKE PLAKE
Texas A&M faces possible censure by the American
Association of University Professors at its annual conven
tion in Washington, D.C., April 26 and 27.
A motion to reprimand or blacklist the university may
be brought from the floor of that convention because of
an AAUP investigating committee’s findings, published in
the AAUP midwinter bulletin this year.
The committee visited the A&M campus in April, 1967
to investigate the case of Dr. Leon W. Gibbs, a faculty mem
ber since 1949.
Its report states that Dr.
Gibbs was informed May 1,
1965, that his services as a
classroom instructor in the
College of Veterinary Med
icine would be terminated
August 31, 1965.
“My department head told
me orally in May, 1965, that
my job was being terminated
as of the end of August of
that year,’’ Dr. Gibbs said.
According to the commit
tee’s report, Dr. Gibbs said
that his professional com
petence was not questioned
and “the only mention of the
reason for his dismissal concerned
his marital difficulties.”
The report stated that after two
years, Dr. Gibbs has yet to re
ceive a written statement of rea
sons for his peculiar position at
“I’VE HEARD nothing- from
the university administration
since I appeared before President
Rudder about a month ago,” Gibbs
said. “At that time, I refused to
accept his offer to help me get
a job elsewhere.”
According to the AAUP report,
Dr. Gibbs was told in August,
1965, by the Dean of the College
of Veterinary Medicine to submit
Voting will continue until 7:30
p.m. tonight for the presidency
of the Class of 1970.
Eight candidates’ names were
included on the ballot but only
four planned to actively cam
paign for the position.
The election was originally
held with the other class elec
tions March 28 with John Mac-
Gillis and Robert L. Bowling,
both civilians, garnering runoff
However, John Gingrich, who
missed winning a runoff position
by two votes, protested certain
discrepancies he believed were in
violation of Election Commission
regulations to the Election Com
mission and the Student Sen
ate. His protest was disallowed
by the Election Commission, but
the decision was reversed by an
appeal to the Senate.
Other candidates include Al
bert J. Reinert, John C. Otto,
John P. Maline, Allen D. Jana-
cek, and Collier R. Watson.
The Senate passed a motion
condemning the manner in which
the Election Commission handled
the election and calling for a new
election only for the presidency
for the Class of 1970, since that
was the only office about which a
protest was registered.
MacGillis protested the Sen
ate action because all the people
involved were not notified of the
meeting to consider Gingrich’s
protest. His protest to have the
previous decision reversed was
voted down in a secret ballot, 15-
University National Bank
“On the side of Texas A&M.
QUEEN AND KING COTTON
Mrs. Elizabeth A. Wright of San Antonio was crowned
Queen Cotton here Saturday night at the 34th annual Cot
ton Pageant and Ball. The 21-year-old wife of third-year
veterinary student James Wright reigned with King Cot
ton, Roger Bippert of La Coste, a senior agronomy major.
Maj. Edward T. Streiben, commander of the 2005th Military trophy to Sammy Garcia, Fish Drill Team commander. At
Police Company and one of the judges at the Cherry Bios- right is Fred Hofstetter, the team’s guidon bearer. (Photo
som Festival competition, presents the meet’s first-place by John Fuller)
5th Dimension To Appear
a request to be transferred to the
Department of Veterinary Anato
my, research status.
“He did so, with reluctance,
because teaching was his primary
academic interest, and he believed
he could better serve the univer
sity as a teacher than as a re
searcher,” the report stated.
A&M President Bari Rudder
said, “Gibbs requested the re
search and he got the job.”
“THEY FORCED it on me,”
Dr. George Krise, president of
the campus chapter of the AAUP,
said that when a committee “goes
to the trouble of writing and
publishing their report of a situa
tion, censure to that institution
A&M President Earl Rudder
“I don’t know why the AAUP
should do anything at their meet-
(See AAUP Censure, Page 2)
Civilian Weekend Set April 27
By DAVE MAYES
Battalion Staff Writer
Civilian students must exchange
their dormitory activity cards for
tickets for Civilian Student Week
end festivities by April 23, ac
cording to Larry Schilhab, week
end committee chairman.
Schilhab said that civilian dorm
itory counselors would distribute
the barbecue and dance tickets
for the April 27 civilian affair in
return for fall and spring activity
“A STUDENT who does not
have a fall activity card will have
to buy dance tickets at $3 a cou
ple; if he doesn’t have a spring
activity card, he will have to pay
$1 per person for barbecue tick
ets,” he explained.
Civilians may buy dance tickets
at the door but must purchase
barbecue tickets by April 23,
He added that no more dormi
tory activity cards are being sold.
The noon barbecue in the Grove
will kick-off the all-day Saturday
“Following the barbecue, at
about 1:30 p.m., field day activi
ties will begin on the civil engine
ering survey field east of the
Cyclotron,” Schilhab said.
THE FEATURE event is an in
ter-dormitory tug-of-war tourna
Marine General To Speak
At A&M Muster Ceremony
By BOB PALMER
Battalion Staff Writer
Marine Maj. Gen. Wood B.
Kyle, a 1936 graduate of A&M,
will be the principal speaker at
Muster here April 21, according
to Don McLeroy, the Student
Senate’s Student Life chairman.
The annual Muster will be
called at 6 p.m. San Jacinto Day
on the lawn of the Systems
The Roll Call for the Absent
will include an Aggie buddy of
Gen. Kyle. Marine Maj. Gen.
Bruno A. Hochmuth, Class of ’35,
relieved Gen. Kyle as commander
of the 3rd Marine Division in
Vietnam, where he was killed in
action earlier this year.
GEN. KYLE, who now com
mands the 5th Marine Division
at Camp Pendleton, California,
saw his first action as a second
lieutenant in 1937 when he
stormed ashore with the 2nd Ma
rine Brigade in Shanghai, China.
Serving as an infantry bat
talion commander on Guadal
canal, Tarawa, Saipan, and Tin-
First Bank & Trust now pays
5% per annum on savinfs certif
ian, Gen. Kyle earned two silver
stars, a purple heart, and a field
promotion to lieutenant colonel.
He was cited for outstanding
leadership and gallantry, in par
ticular for the Guadalcanal and
From 1945 to 1966, Gen. Kyle
served on various staffs, chiefly
in charge of operations for the
division. He also commanded
the 4th Marines of the 3rd Ma
rine Division during that time.
IN MARCH 1966 he was pro
moted to major general and as
signed as commanding general
of the 3rd Marine Division in
While in Vietnam, Gen. Kyle
was in command of all U. S.
ground forces in the two north
ern provinces during the initial
North Vietnamese invasion across
the Demilitarized Zone during
For his service in Vietnam, the
general was awarded the U. S.
Distinguished Service Medal, the
Vietnamese Order of Merit and
Gallantry Cross with Palm.
Student F ound Dead
The body of John Alvin Stockhoff, freshman pre-med
student was found this morning on the floor of his third
story room in Dormitory 20. He apparently had been dead
for two or three days.
Alton P. Boyett, Jr., justice of the peace, continued his
investigation this afternoon. He ordered an autopsy.
Odors prompted students to call janitorial personnel
about 10:30 a. m. The nude body was lying partly in a
clothes closet. A mop handle was extended across the inside
of the closet. Part of a belt remained on the handle; another
piece was on the neck of the body. A foot locker was near
the closet door.
Campus security officers investigated the possibility of
suicide, aided by Texas Ranger O. L. Luther of Bryan.
“A 3-foot mud pit will occupy
the space between contesting
teams, so naturally one of the
first rules made was that dormi
tory presidents must be the first
men on the rope,” Schilhab said,
“Housemasters will be second,”
At 7 p.m.. Town Hall will pre
sent The 5th Dimension, a versa
tile quintet with a modernistic
approach to pop music, in G. Rol-
lie White Coliseum.
CATAPULTED to the top of
the recording industry by their
“Go Where You Wanna Go” and
“Up, Up and Away,” the 5th
Dimension promises to bring to
the A&M campus “a repertiore
that runs the gamut from soul
to pop ... a joyous blend of rich
harmonics, vibrant excitement and
that unique five - dimensional
“Mardi Gras” is the theme of
the Costume Ball which begins
at 9 a.m. in Sbisa Dining Hall.
“Civilians are encouraged to
wear costumes, but it is not man
datory,” Schilhab said.
Ha suggested that dress for
those not wearing costumes be
sport coat and tie for men and
“after five” party dresses for
Schilhab added that prizes will
be given for the best couples in
Although the highlight of the
ball will be the crowning of the
civilian student sweetheart, an
added attraction will be a floor
show featuring song and dance
routines by the Unforgettables.
Clarence Green and the Rhyth-
maires of Houston, who, according
to Schilhab, “get better as the
night goes on,” will provide the
dance music for the Costume Ball.
“For next year’s Civilian Stu
dent Weekend, I hope that some
activities will be planned for Fri
day,” Schilhab said.
“As it is now, the “weekend”
is really just a one-day affair.”
By JOHN W. FULLER
Battalion Managing Editor
The Fish Drill Team Friday
improved on last year’s surpris
ing second-place finish in the
National ROTC Drill Competition
in Washington, D. C., taking the
meet’s top trophy with an 869-
Rioting in the nation’s capital
following the assassination of Dr.
Martin Luther King forced can
cellation of virtually all Cherry
Blossom Festival events except
the competition. Team advisors
decided to cut short the team’s
stay as a result of the violence
and subsequent curfews.
The-team was to march in the
Festival parade Saturday, but
officials at the meet notified them
of the cancellation.
AS SMOKE from the burning
city began filling the sky west
of the D. C. Stadium parking lot
where the 20 drill units were per
forming, the fish went through
their eight-minute routine with
almost uncanny precision, handily
outscoring the St. Peter’s College
team’s 838 total. The Jersey City,
N. J., team had been far ahead
of other competitors during much
of the afternoon.
Defending champion Villanova,
one of two outstanding units to
march after the fish, posted 807
—See picture story, page 3—
on the 1,000-point scale. Rutgers’
fourth-place 803 had been tops
The championship was the first
for a team from the South or
FACULTY ADVISOR Malon
Southerland praised the team’s
dedication and performance, not
ing that its routine was more
complex than those of the other
“Our drill is a great deal like
a difficult dive, such as a one-
and-a-half forward somersault
with a full twist,” he explained.
“A diver who performs it mod
erately well scores better than
another who executes a jackknife
“But in rifle drill,” he added,
“it’s up to the judge to assess the
degree of difficulty.”
The team’s performance drew
appreciative comments from sev
eral spectators, particularly when
they learned the unit was the only
all-freshman team in the meet.
Fifteen of the 20 fish had never
marched with a drill team before
this year, Southerland said.
THE DRILL, which included
the “Reese March” honoring for
mer team sponsor Maj. Calvin
Reese, demonstrated even more
polish than did the performance
which helped the FDT win A&M’s
Invitational Meet last month. The
team performed without dropping
a rifle or bumping a helmet, and
never appeared to falter even
The first-place trophy, a 14-
inch replica of the Washington
Monument, was presented to
Team Commander Sammy Garcia
of Squadron 11 by one of the
judges, Maj. Edward T. Strieben.
Maj. Strieben commands the
2005th Military Police Company,
which was helping supervise the
meet until it was called away in
mid-afternoon to join Federal
troops in the riot-stricken areas
of the city.
Congressmen Olin E. Teague of
College Station and Bob Casey of
Houston arranged Capitol and
White House tours for the team
and its advisors Friday morning.
Casey, whose son Mike is the
team’s junior advisor, secured a
vacant House committee hearing
room in the Sam Rayburn Office
Building for the team members’
preparations for competition.
THE CASEY family also hosted
barbecue for the team Saturday.
When rioting forced a Friday
evening curfew, Rep. Casey ob
tained a pass to get the team’s
bus from their YMCA quarters,
several blocks away from the
furthest advance of looting, to his
home for dinner that night.
Due to cancellation of the
parade and the closing of Wash
ington points of interest after the
outbreak of violence, the team re
turned to College Station Satur
day instead of'Sunday as origi
nally scheduled.* The two charter
airplanes were met at Easterwood
Airport by a crowd of 30 to 40
well-wishers that included Col.
J. H. McCoy, Corps commandant,
and Aggie Sweetheart Kathy
Bryan Building & Loan
Association, Your Sav
ings Center, since 1919.
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