The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 03, 1968, Image 1

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Saturday & Sunday—Cloudy to partly
cloudy, few afternoon rain showers,
winds Southerly 10-20 m.p.h. High
82, low 71.
Number 576
Parimutuel Betting Backers
Predict Victory Saturday
AUSTIN — Texans vote
Saturday in what amounts to a
public opinion poll on the contro
versial pari-mutel betting issue,
with backers of the proposal pre
dicting victory.
Arthur Seeligson Jr. of San
Antonio told a news conference
Thursday that more than a mil
lion Texans would ignore claims
that race track gambling would
make the state a nesting place
for criminals and would approve
pari-mutuel betting.
“We are offended by the op
position’s deceitful behavior con
necting modern-day, major league
horse racing with organized
crime,” said Seeligson, chairman
of the Board of the Texas Horse
Racing Association.
“THIS IS ABSURD” he said.
“We have racing in Texas now —
third class racing — but give us
a board to regulate it, and the
Texas Racing Association (TRA)
will give the state a billion dol
lar industry and a great new
He labeled the opponents “zea
lots, bigots — the same group
who is against drinking and
An hour later, one of the lead
ers of the Anti Crime Council of
Texas said, “When the TRA
claims that horseracing would be
good for Texas, what they really
mean is gambling.”
WILL WILSON, former attor
ney general and council co-chair
man, said, “to try to equate race
track gambling with traditional
sports is typical of TRA tactics.
But if the TRA asked us to go
to the polls and vote for legal
ized betting on football or base
ball, they’d be laughed out of the
The council and racing asso
ciation are aligned against each
Columbia U. Offers Concessions
To End Battle, Start Classes
Associate Press Writer
NEW YORK <7P> — Columbia
University offered new conces
sions to its campus rebels Thurs
day, in an effort to end the 10-
day battle of Morningside
Heights and reopen classrooms
for its 25,381 students.
Classes at Columbia have been
suspended for a week, with no
indication they can be resumed
before next week at the earliest.
Nearly all city police were
withdrawn during the day from
the Ivy League campus in up
town Manhattan’s Morningside
Heights. They were summoned
in force earlier in the week to
clear five buildings occupied by
student demonstrators. There
were 720 arrests in the ensuing
In addition, Columbia’s Board
of Trustees agreed to consult
with community leaders on the
fate of a controversial $11.5-mil-
lion gymnasium being constructed
in Morningside Park, which sep
arates the university from Har
The trustees also offered to
consider demands for a greater
student-faculty voice in the poli
cies of the 214-year-old school,
one of the nation’s oldest and
most esteemed.
At the request of Mayor John
V. Lindsay, the university last
week announced it was halting
gym construction for the time
being. The trustees agreed
Thursday that “consultations and
negotiations with community
leaders shall be held before a
decision is reached as to whether
or not construction of the gym
nasium would be resumed.”
The board also named a spe
cial committee to consult with
faculty, student, alumni and
administrative officers and to
recommend “changes in the basic
structure of the university.”
A student strike committee de
manded a student-faculty senate
with power to make major policy
decisions, without their being sub
ject to veto by the trustees.
“Events have indicated that the
trustees cannot be trusted,” John
Rousmaniere, a strike leader, told
a news conference.
Senior Banquet
Set For Monday
Seniors who receive their de
grees May 25 will be inducted in
to the Association of Former Stu
dents here Monday.
other on Saturday’s statewide
opinion poll on horse race bet
ting, an issue on the primary
election ballots of the Democrat
and Republican parties.
THE NON-BINDING poll calls
for pari-mutuel wagering on a
local option basis and creation of
a racing board. Two per cent of
the pari-mutuel pool would go to
each county with racing and one
half of the total state revenue
from racing would be distributed
among the other counties.
“First class horse racing is the
best policed, self-policed sport in
this country,” Seeligson said. He
distributed a prepared statement
that showed more than 68 million
persons turned out for pari
mutuel horse racing in 1966, al
most twice the combined attend
ance for college and professional
football or major and minor
league baseball.
show that Texas would receive
$25 million annually directly from
pari-mutuel wagering on horse
races,” the statement said.
Wilson claimed, however, “It
has been reliably estimated that
for every dollar that accrues to
the state from gambling, 5 more
are spent in higher police costs,
higher court costs, higher peni
tentiary costs, and higher relief
Seeligson predicted 2 million
voters would vote Saturday, with
horse race gambling winning a
200,000-vote majority.
In 1962, two racing propositions
were defeated by more than 100,-
000 votes out of 1.1 million cast
on each proposal.
“It’s been six long years,” said
Seeligson. “We can’t believe we
haven’t gotten through that this
is a great sport.”
Students To Try
Charlie Brown Bit
Architecture Professor John
Exley is going to satisfy an
inner desire today no doubt much
to the envy of fellow professors.
He’s going to tell his students
to go fly a kite.
Ten students in Exley’s fourth
year landscape design class are
hopeful they can follow his
orders. For two days they have
been busy making sure the kites (
are well designed and have the
proper overall form.
“Truth will out” this afternoon
on the civil engineering field
north of the School of Architec
The trustees action came amid
plans for a student strike when
classrooms reopen. A strike com
mittee claimed the support of
more than 4,000 Columbia stu
dents. Among other things, they
are demanding the ouster of
President Grayson Kirk, who
brought the police onto the cam
The Columbia demonstration
began April 23 in protest over the
use of 2.1 acres of the 30-acre
Morningside Park for the gym
nasium. Negro activists long had
opposed the gym, charging rac
ism on the part of Columbia in
encroaching on Harlem recrea
tional property.
Association President Jeff
Montgomery of Dallas will wel
come graduates to the organiza
tion at a 6:30 p.m. banquet in
Sbisa Hall. Seniors will be guests
and should pick up free banquet
tickets at the association office
before 5 p.m. Friday.
Fort Worth businessman John
W. Caple, 1952 graduate in in
dustrial engineering, will be the
featured speaker.
The graduating class will elect
its representative to the associa
tion at the banquet. The ’68 class
agent will serve a 10-year term
and plans the first reunion in
No New Reports
On Lost Student
Texas A&M campus security
officers report no new develop
ments in their search for Niley
J. Smith Jr., 21-year-old student
missing more than a month.
Security Chief Ed Powell said
Smith, junior marketing major
from Cameron, was last seen on
campus March 20 and has not
since contacted his parents.
Smith, a civilian student, is
6’2”, weighs 180 pounds, has
brown crewcut hair, blue eyes.
Mrs. E. J. Novosad, housing office clerk, checks registration cards for civilians who are
registering this week for next semester’s room assignments. Registrants are, from left,
Eugene O’Gorman, William Escalante, Billy Wiethorn and Charles Salomon. (Photo by
Mike Wright)
Commanders Named
In Battalions, Groups
Student Senate President Jerry Campbell, left, hands over the Senate gavel to President-
Elect Bill Carter during ceremonies Thursday. The Senate’s 1968-68 members were in
stalled during the banquet meeting. (Photo by Mike Wright)
Campbell Receives Watch,
New Members At SS Awards
Outgoing Student Senate Pres
ident Jerry Campbell received a
gold watch with the Aggie em
blem engraved on its face Thurs
day night at the Student Senate
Awards Banquet.
The meeting, in the Memorial
Senate Urges
Quick Action
On Censure
The Executive Committee of
the Student Senate Thursday
unanimously adopted the follow
ing resolution:
WHEREAS, the Board of
Directors of Texas A&M Uni
versity on March 15, 1968, ap
proved a motion directing the
administration to implement
immediately the standards set
up in the Statement on Aca
demic Freedom, Tenure, and
Responsibility of the Texas Co
ordinating Board; and
WHEREAS, the administra
tion of Texas A&M University
failed to acknowledge two let
ters from the American Asso
ciation of University Professors
and failed to meet with an
official investigating committee
of that organization, concerning
the case of Dr. Leon Gibbs;
WHEREAS, subsequently the
American Association of Uni
versity Professors unanimously
censured Texas A&M Univer
sity for “violation of academic
freedom and tenure” on April
26, 1968; and
WHEREAS, said censureship
will serve as an incumberance
on the recruitment of qualified
professors, and as a discourage
ment to the enrollment of fu
ture students;
The Executive Committee of
the Texas A&M University Stu
dent Senate is unanimously re
solved that the administration
of the University should im
mediately do everything within
its power to comply with the
Statement on Academic Free
dom, Tenure, and Responsibility
of the Texas Coordinating
Board, and with the American
Association of University Pro
fessors’ 1940 Statement of
Principles on Academic Free
dom and Tenure.
Copies were to be forwarded
to President Earl Rudder and
to the general secretary of the
AAUP in Washington, D. C.
University National Bank
“On the side of Texas A&M.
Student Center, was originally
scheduled to have presentations
of keys to each of the student
senators. However, due to a
delay in shipping, the keys were
not available.
Reagan V. Brown, extension
sociologist at the Department of
Agricultural Economics and So
ciology, spoke.
“COMMUNISM wants Ameri
ca to have a nervous breakdown,”
he said. “And it looks like we’re
going to help them.”
Brown referred to current law
lessness and rioting in the streets
and to the attitudes of many peo
ple regarding these events.
A fiery speaker, Brown brought
four topics which formed his
“basis for getting along in life.”
“Think clearly,” he said. “Love
your fellowmen, and do so with
honest motives.”
The sociologist said there were
The Southwest Conference
Spring Sportsmanship Meeting
will draw six representatives from
A&M this weekend in Fort Worth.
The delegates will vote on
sportsmanship of the conference
schools during the basketball
season, according to Bill Carter,
Student Senate president.
This will determine half of the
sportsmanship trophy awarded
annually at the New Year’s Day
Cotton Bowl Game. This year’s
recipient was the University of
Carter will head the delegation
consisting of two Battalion repre
sentatives, Editor Charles Row-
ton and Managing Editor John
Fuller, Head Yell Leader Bill
Youngkin, athlete representative
Joe Tellerson and junior repre
sentative Ronald L. Adams.
ANOTHER feature of the con
ference will be the roundtable
“During these discussions, the
members of each school voice
their gripes about the rest of the
schools,” Carter said.
“These conferences have been
very successful in the past,” he
continued. “Weaknesses are point
ed out and everyone can work
to correct them.”
Another vital asset of the con
ference is the communication de
veloped between the new heads
of the conference student bodies,
he noted.
“WE DISCUSS problems other
than sportsmanship,” Carter said.
“We get constructive ideas that
three things people look for in a
young college graduate today:
A striving for recognition, re
sponse, and emotional security.
STUDENT Senate President
Jerry Campbell was surprised at
the point-blank, honest approach
of Brown.
Afterwards, however, he said:
“Mr. Brown was tremendous. He’s
the type speaker I wish we could
get to address the whole student
Asked what he thought con
cerning the future of the student
senate, its new members and its
new president. Bill Carter, Camp
bell said: “I’m convinced, with
the type of qualified and hard
working individuals we have
elected this year, that the stu
dents of A&M are in for a tre
mendous new year of service
from their Student Senate.”
can improve all of our campuses.”
Carter will also be planning
the fall Student Leaders Idea
Exchange Conference which he
hosted in April. He hopes to get
the conference rolling on a semi
annual basis, much like the
sportsmanship meeting.
Eugene J. McCarthy, D-Minn.,
has triumphed in a nationwide
mock presidential election on some
1,200 college campuses.
Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, D-
N. Y. edged Republican former
Vice President Richard M. Nixon
for second place in the voting by
more than a million students.
McCarthy drew 285,988 votes,
Kennedy 213,832 and Nixon 197,-
More than half the students fa
vored a reduction of the U. S. war
effort in Vietnam in a referen
dum included on the ballot. And
McCarthy drew 85 per cent of
his support from these students,
computerized returns showed.
Humphrey, now a major conten
der for the Democratic nomina
tion, was not included on the bal
lot, which listed 13 possible presi
dential candidates. Sponsors said
the ballot was drawn, up before
President Johnson bowed out at
the end of March and could not
be changed before the voting last
I Commanders of Corps bat-
i talions and groups and the Com-
I binded Band were announced
I Thursday by Hector Guitierrez,
f Corps Commander for 1968-69.
Army cadets named are Mich
ael P. Becket, First Battalion;
Stephen A. Holditch, Second Bat
talion; Arthur Lane, Third Bat
talion; William E. Heitkamp,
1 Fourth Battalion, and Bill Howell,
1 Combined Band.
Air Force cadets named to the
If cadet lieutenant colonel positions
| included Thomas K. Hamilton,
| First Group; Lane Cavin, Second
% Group; James R. Horner, Third
Group, and Gary L. Hanes,
Fourth Group.
Head of the First Group will
be Hamilton, a civil engineering
major from Tyler. An amateur
golfer in his spare time. Hamil
ton was been this year’s sergeant
major of the First Group.
Houston Lane Cavin, civil en
gineering major from Odessa,
will command the Second Group.
The Distinguished Student from
Squadron 4 is sergeant major of
the Second Group. Cavin is also
a member of next year’s Ross
Volunteers Company and the RV
Firing Squad.
Group will be James Richard
Horner, a marketing major from
Longview. He is sergeant major
of the Third Group and a mem
ber of Town Hall staff. Horner
was also named to next year’s
RV Firing Squad.
Gary Lenoir Hanes, a mechan
ical engineering student from
Linden, will head the Fourth
Group. A member of the Sky Div
ing Club and an RV, Hanes is
currently supply sergeant of the
Second Wing.
Commander of the Army’s
First Battalion will be Michael
P. Becket, a wildlife science ma
jor from Orlando, Fla. Becket is
an RV and sergeant major of the
First Battalion, i
head the Second Battalion. Hold
itch is a petroleum engineering
student from Tyler and will serve
on the RV Firing Squad next
year. He was sergeant major of
the battalion this year.
The Third Battalion will be
commanded by Arthur Bolton
Lane, an electrical engineering
major from Houston. Named
Outstanding Army ROTC Sopho
more last year, Lane is scholastic
sergeant of Company C-2 and a
member of the Ross Volunteers.
William E. Heitkamp, first ser
geant of Company G-2, will head
the Fourth Battalion. He is an
accounting major from New
Braunfels and a member of next
year’s RV Firing Squad.
William R. Howell, a chemis
try major from Brenham, was
named combined band command
er. A Ross Volunteer and vice-
chairman of the Thirteenth Stu
dent Conference on National Af
fairs, Howell was named Out
standing Corps Freshman in
1966. He is currently sergeant
major of the combined bands.
New York Gov. Nelson A. Rock
efeller, now challenging Nixon
actively for the Republican nomi
nation, attracted 115,937 votes
although he had not announced
his candidacy when the students
voted April 24.
535 write-in votes.
There were 57,362 votes cast
for Johnson despite his disavowal.
Former Alabama Gov. George
C. Wallace drew 33,078.
Other votes were scattered, with
3,538 going to the late civil rights
leader, Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr., who was listed on the ballot
as an independent candidate. He
finished ahead of Republican Har
old Stassen, last with 1,033 votes.
Although the colleges involved
have three-fourths of the nation’s
total enrollment, the turnout was
light and the actual voters num
bered less than one-fifth of the
nation’s students.
Bryan Building & Loan
Association, Your Sav
ings Center, since 1919.
B13 & L —Adv.
Carter To Head A&M Group
At SWC Sportsmanship Meet
McCarthy Tops ‘Choice ’68’ Poll