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Number 568
Gingrich Elected
Junior President
Battalion Staff Writer
John R. Gingrich Thursday
captured the junior class pi-esi-
dency—the office he had lost in
an election two weeks ago.
Gingrich had protested the
March 28 junior class elections
to the Election Commission and
the Student Senate.
He had charged that lists of
candidates were being distributed
at the polls and said many sopho
mores did not have time to vote
due to long lines, drill and class
“The passing out of sample bal
lots coerced a large number of
students to vote against their
better judgment,” Gingrich claim
ed in a Student Senate meeting.
GINGRICH also had presented
a petition signed by more than
300 sophomores proposing the
inclusion of Ginrich’s name on the
runoff ballot.
Although the Election Commis
sion disallowed Ginrich’s protests,
the Student Senate April 4 ruled
that discrepancies warranted an
other junior class presidential
Runner-up was civilian candi
date John F. MacGillis, who
polled 130 votes to Ginrich’s 218.
Another 200 votes were divided
among six other contenders.
Robert L. Bowling received 19
votes; Allen D. Janacek, 6; John
P. Maline, 7; John C. Otto, 2;
Albert J. Reinert, 15; and Collier
R. Watson, 33.
“WHEN THE results were an
nounced at the Student Senate
meeting Thursday, I nearly fell
through my chair,” Gingrich said
Gingrich said he plans to begin
soon working out plans for the
expansion of the junior council,
a class trip to Washington D. C.,
for the West Point football game
and arrangements for dances af
ter home Saturday afternoon
football games.
The election commissioners
agreed that the election was
conducted smoothly with little
waiting for voters.
“The light voting turnout was
very disappointing,” Tony Bene
detto, chairman of the Election
Commission, said. “But, to my
knowledge, no grievances were
filed concerning this election,”
he added.
66th Annual Aggie Muster
To Be Held Here Sunday
RV Banquet
Set Saturday
At Ramada Inn
The Ross Volunteers Company
will spread its annual banquet
Saturday at the Ramada Inn.
Francis J. Bourgeois, RV com
mander, of New Braunfels, said
more than 200 are expected at the
7 p.m. event.
T. J. Barlow, president and
chief executive officer of Ander
son, Clayton and Co., Houston,
will be the speaker.
Special invited guests include
President and Mrs. Earl Rudder,
Dr. Wayne C. Hall, academic vice
president, and Mrs. Hall, and Dr.
M. T. Harrington, international
programs coordinator, and Mrs.
New members of the Ross Vol
unteers’ permanent firing squad
will be announced at the banquet.
The new squad will fire Sunday
at the annual Aggie Muster and
at Silver Taps next year.
“This year’s firing squad will
participate in the Muster at the
San Jacinto battelground,” Bour
geois said. The 2:30 p.m. Sunday
event is sponsored by the Houston
A&M Club.
James H. Lehmann of Bellaire,
administrative officer of the RV
Company, is supervising banquet
arrangements. ■
A 1943 A&M graduate in pe
troleum engineering, Barlow has
been with Anderson, Clayton and
Co. or one of its divisions or sub
sidiaries since 1946. He has been
production engineer executive as
sistant and vice president, be
coming the firm’s president in
Barlow, who attended Harvard
Business School for postgraduate
studies, serves on the boards of
numerous organizations and com
panies. He is a member of the
Houston and U. S. Chambers of
Commerce, Chicago Board of
Trade and New York Produce
Exchange, among others.
He graduated as an ensign
from the U. S. Navy Midship
men's School at Notre Dame.
During WW II, he served in the
Pacific at Guam, the Philippines,
Mindanao and Okinawa.
Barlow is married and has two
children. A son, Thomas Lance,
is a junior aerospace engineering
major at A&M.
University National Bank
“On the side of Texas A&M.
Texas Operators
Join In Walkout
Upwards of 10,000 telephone
company employes in scores of
Texas cities walked off their jobs
Thursday in sympathy with a
nationwide strike by installers at
Western Electric Co.
Some aspects of telephone serv
ice in the state were noticeably
slowed down, especially with re
gard to calls handled by long dis
tance operators.
“We’re getting along pretty
good, considering the circum
stances,” said a telephone com
pany spokesman.
He estimated that 9,000 to 10,-
000 Texas employes walked out.
Pickets went up at telephone
company buildings in Dallas,
Houston, San Antonio, Fort
Worth, Austin, Waco, Amarillo,
Lubbock, Wichita Falls, Tyler,
Longview, Midland, Odessa, Abi
lene, Beaumont, Galveston and
other points.
Band freshman Jim Sterling, (center), answers questions in an interview to select coun
selors for this fall’s YMCA Fish Camp Sept. 7-10 near Palestine. Interviewing are over
all Camp Chairman David Howard (third from left) and individual camp chairman, (from
left), John Adams, Jim Stephenson, Mike Portie, Gary Anderson and Russell Tompkins.
Interviews will continue through Wednesday and applications for counselor are being ac
cepted in the YMCA, Howard said. (Photo by Mike Wright)
Senate Elections To Be Held
In YMCA, MSC Basement
A&M Exes Plan
Battalion Staff Writer
Aggies will assemble at 6 p. m. Sunday in front of the
System Administration Building for one of A&M’s most
honored traditions, the Aggie Muster.
The campus Muster will coincide with 300 ceremonies
around the world, when Aggies will honor their comrades
who have died this year.
Marine Maj. Gen. Wood B. Kyle will be the principal
speaker at the campus Muster. He will be joined in the
program by the Ross Volunteers, the Aggie Band, the
Singing Cadets and President Earl Rudder.
President Rudder also will speak at the Muster being
held at the San Jacinto Battle ground, the first ever held
at that site.
THE CEREMONY originally began in 1903 to honor the heroes
of San Jacinto on the anniversary of their victory.
The Dallas Aggie Club will feature at its Muster Gen. Bernard
A. Schriever, class of ’31 and father of the U. S. missile system.
The major highlight of Muster is the Roll Call of the absent,
with an Aggie answering “here” for each name called.
“This symbolizes the presence of the absent Aggie in spirit
with his comrades,” Joe Buser, special presidential assistant and
coordinator of the world-wide program, said.
Those whose names are to be called at the campus Muster include
students who have died and victims of the Vietnam war.
ACCORDING to the tradition, on April 21, Aggies, wherever
they may be, will gather to remember those who have died and
their school. —
Civilian Weekend
Tickets Available
Civilian students must pick up
tickets to the barbecue and dance
for Civilian Weekend at their
dormitory counselor’s office by
5 p.m. Tuesday, Civilian Student
Council President Griff Venator
“After this time no more tickets
to the barbecue will be available,”
Venator said, “and tickets to the
dance will only be available for
purchase at the door.”
Battalion Editor
The Student Senate voted last
night to allow Election Commis
sion Chairman Tony Benedetto to
designate any additional locations
besides the Memorial Student
Center as polling places for Wed
nesday’s general election.
Benedetto contacted J. Gordon
Gay, YMCA general secretary,
and secured permission for vot
ing to take place in the YMCA.
Benedetto said the Election
Commission decided to make an
attempt to have more than one
polling place as a result of the
long lines and increased student
interest in student government.
PAPER BALLOTS will be used
at the YMCA location, while the
voting machines will be in oper
ation at the MSC.
Clarence Daugherty, chairman
of the Senate Issues Committee,
clarified the question of who is
eligible to vote in the election.
“All University students can
vote in the general election and
CHOICE ’68,” he said.
Benedetto also reminded the
Senate that the Election Commis
sion is having a compulsory meet
ing of all candidates in the gen
eral elections today in Room 3D
of the MSC.
“Anyone not present must sub
mit a written letter of explana
tion to the Election Commission
in the Student Program Office by
today,” Benedetto said.
reported that the Universities of
Texas and Arkansas would not
be able to send delegates to
A&M’s Student Idea Exchange
as results of student unrest on
those campuses.
Arkansas recently conducted
an election in which the ballot
box was stuffed and student
leaders are involved in solving
the problem.
The Texas chapter of Students
for a Democratic Society is plan
ning a demonstration at Austin
and student leaders there are
Graduates Receive
Viet Decorations
Army Maj. Robert R. Gosney
and Capt. Elbert A. Welsh, both
A&M graduates, have been decor
ated for service in Vietnam.
Major Gosney received the Dis
tinguished Flying Cross for
aerial combat operations. The
1954 A&M graduate from Fort
Worth served with the 119th As
sault Helicopter Company.
Captain Welsh’s second award
of the Bronze Star Medal was
made at Pleiku. He was recog
nized for service as liaison offi
cer, Headquarters, 937th Engi
neering Group.
Civilian Clothing Reg Vietw
To Be Sought Wednesday
meeting with the Board of Re
gents to determine courses of
action if the demonstration is
Rice University will not be
cause “of a lack of money.”
ALL OTHER Southwest Con
ference schools will be repre
sented at the conference.
Carter said any students who
wished to attend portions of the
conference would be welcome.
Sid Spain, Southern Methodist
student body president, spoke
this morning at the opening ses
sion. Spain represented the New
Left in student government.
William P. Kuvlesky, assistant
professor of sociology, will speak
Saturday presenting the sociol
ogist’s viewpoint of student gov
The Senate also voted to con
duct a Campus Chest Drive next
fall. Eddie Travis, Senate Wel
fare Committee chairman, said
the drive will be in effect as long
as deemed necessary by next
year’s Welfare Committee. Alpha
Phi Omega will be called upon to
help with the drive.
Representatives from the Wad-
ley Blood Institute in Houston
were present at the Senate meet
ing and complimented A&M on
the donation of almost 4,000 pints
of blood over the last 10 years.
With blood priced at approxi
mately $30 per pint, A&M stu
dents have donated nearly $12,000
worth of blood in this decade.
Plaques were presented to the
Student Senate and Alpha Phi
Omega for their parts in conduct
ing the annual blood drive.
Features Editor
The issue of wearing “T” shirts,
beards and shower sandals will
be aired by the civilian students
in Student Senate elections Wed
The civilians will express their
opinions on current student cloth
ing regulations through ballots
issued by the Civilian Student
Council in a special meeting
Thursday night.
The opinion poll ballots will be
distributed in all civilian dormi
tories by dormitory presidents,
according to Griff Venator, CSC
“WE WOULD like to emphasize
that in order to make much of
a showing, the civilians must
mark the ballots given them by
the dorm presidents, and place
them in the depository in the poll
ing place when they vote in the
Student Senate elections Wednes
day,” Venator explained.
The polling place is in the base
ment of the Memorial Student
Students will vote by marking
one of thesel statements: “I favor
the current clothing regulations
and their strict enforcement; I
feel there should be no clothing
regulations for students; I feel
the current clothing regulations
are too strict and should be re
laxed ...”
IF A STUDENT marks the
third statement, he may make
additional choices besides each of
the current clothing regulations.
A summary of the current cloth
ing regulations is listed below
the three statements.
Thus, the student may choose
part of the standing regulations,
or all of them.
If a student has further sug
gestions for changes in the reg
ulations, he can write them in
at the bottom of the ballot.
“The Civilian Student Council
will act on whatever evidence
comes from the opinion poll,”
Venator said.
“WE (the civilian student coun
cil) will tabulate the results.”
The council will submit a pro
posal, based on the findings of
the poll, to the Rules and Regula
tions Committee of the Univer
“Whatever action is ultimately
taken, however, lies with the Ex
ecutive Committee and the ad
ministration of the University,”
Venator noted.
This year Aggies will muster
on U. S. warships at sea, in Viet
namese foxholes, on the Swiss
Alps and’ in North Africa.
Musters will be called on every
continent of the globe, including
Muster chairmen include of
ficers from every branch of the
armed services, a Puerto Rican
cattle baron, U. S. diplomats, and
a Colombian Army officer.
A special effort is being made
to organize the Musters in Viet
nam. Maj. Bill Libby, chaplain
for 101st Airborne Division, is
the Vietnam coordinator.
UNDER HIS guidance, Musters
will be held in at least 15 places
in Vietnam. They include one in
Saigon, one wherever the 1st
Cavalry Division (Airmobile) is,
one in the Chu Lai area and one
at Phu Cat Air Base.
Support bases around Asia will
also be having muster. Aggies
will be meeting in Thailand, Okin
awa and the South China Sea.
This year’s Muster will have
a special significance for Gen.
Kyle, the campus speaker. Among
the names to be called is Ma
rine Maj. Gen. Bruno A. Hoch-
muth, who was in the class of ’35
at A&M, while Gen. Kyle was in
the class of ’36.
GEN. HOCHMUTH also took
over command of the 3rd Marine
Division in Vietnam from Gen.
Kyle. Gen. Hochmuth was killed
in a helicopter crash after taking
over command.
Gen. Kyle first saw action as
a second lieutenant in 1937 when
he came ashore with the 2nd Ma
rine Brigade at Shanghai, China.
He won recognition and two
silver stars for gallantry during
World War II as an infantry bat
talion commander on Guadal
canal, Tarawa, Saipan and Tinian.
Gen. Kyle commands the 5th
Marine Division at Camp Pendle
ton, Calif.
McAfee, Four Seniors Honored
At Agricultural Convocation
Tessies To Hold
Informal Dance
Saturday Night
Residents and counselors of
Stark Hall at Texas Woman’s
University have invited Aggies to
a dance Saturday from 8 to 12
p.m., according to Mrs. Ruth M.
Crary, assistant dean of women.
The dance will be held in the
living room of Stark Hall on Bell
Avenue in Denton, with music
by a small combo. The dress
will be informal, with ties and
“It is always a pleasure to have
men from Texas A&M on our
campus as guests,” Mrs. Crary
noted in a letter to the Student
Senate. “We will be looking for
ward to seeing a group on the
Battalion Staff Writer
The announcement of Dr. T. E.
McAfee as Honor Professor and
the presentation of four Award
of Merit seniors highlighted the
1968 Agricultural Convocation
Thursday night.
A slide presentation was given
on the future of agriculture by
Reagan V. Brown, sociologist
with the Texas Agricultural Ex
tension Service.
Awards of Merit were pre
sented to seniors Juan Lopez, Da
vid Boethel, Gary S. Kemph and
John Moores in recognition for
outstanding scholastic achieve
ment and leadership work.
THE FOUR were chosen after
interviews before a selection
board of four faculty members
and Dr. R. C. Potts, associate
dean of agriculture for instruc
Dr. McAfee, of the Soil and
Crop Sciences Department, re
ceived the Honor Professor
Award for the second time. He
has been at A&M continually
since 1946 and has been an in
structor here from 1939-42. He
was undergraduate advisor for
Agronomy students for 12 years.
Dr. McAfee also has been se
lected an Outstanding Professor
by the A&M Collegiate FFA and
received the Faculty Distin
guished Service Award for teach
IN HIS SLIDE presentation
and speech. Brown challenged the
students of agriculture to pursue
technology and help solve the
world’s food problems.
He said that the Texas Aggie
is greatly sought after in the
agriculture industry.
“They know he is proven, that
he can do the job,” Brown said of
He pointed out that 75 percent
of all Texans live in 22 cities
and it is the job of people in
agriculture to feed the urban
Brown said agriculture people
must help solve not only the food
problem but other social prob
REFERRING TO raising the
standard of living in America,
he said that education, not a
guaranteed income, is the an
“You’ve got to put the ladder
in the schoolroom,” he remarked.
Brown explained the work of
the Agricultural Extension Serv
ice as the method of giving the
people the knowledge resulting
from research here at A&M.
“Our classroom is the state of
Texas,” he said.
Brown also said that the com
ing years will be the real test of
the preparation of today’s stu
dents of agriculture.
The attendance gavel was
awarded to the Collegiate FFA
for the largest percentage of
members present and also for
forming the largest percentage
of the audience.
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