The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 07, 1968, Image 1

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’68-’69 Corps Staff Posts
Announced By Gutierrez
Battalion Sttaff Writer
orps Commander - designate
ctor Gutierrez named the re-
inder of the 1968-69 Corps
ff Monday.
Matthew R. Carroll of Annan-
ale, Va., will be the Corps’ ser-
lant major. He is the guidon
arer for Company G-l and is a
stinguished student in archi-
Next year’s staff seniors will
(elude Bill Carter as adjutant,
arter, an agriculture economics
ajor from Decatur, will be in
large of the distribution of all
Drps orders, according to Gutie
rrez. He is the sergeant major
of the First Brigade and president
of the Student Senate.
Inspector general of the Corps
will be Larry McNeese of Corpus
Christi. In charge of the Cadet
Courts and setting Corps inspec
tion policy, McNeese majors in
mathematics. He is a Ross Volun
teer, a Town Hall junior, a dis
tinguished student and supply
sergeant on Third Group Staff.
marketing major, will be supply
officer of the new staff. “Phil
will be in charge of the distribu
tion of supplies, including guidons
and weapons, from the Military
oed Named Outstanding Senior
t Journalism Awards Banquet
C. DkJ
Judy Franklin of Bryan has
trient(P een na med the Journalism De-
artment’s outstanding graduat-
lig senior.
pril,l j C. J. Leabo, department head,
laid Miss Franklin is the first
loed selected for the award.
Miss Franklin, daughter of Dr.
nd Mrs. T. E. Franklin of 738
larden Acres, was editor last
[ear of The Review, the Liberal
[rts College magazine.
She was one of 13 journalism
tudents honored at the depart-
tient’s annual spring banquet,
.eabo noted.
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Mbert Wins
residency Of
Singing Cadets
Jerry E. Holbert, a junior his-
Jory major from College Station,
atiorfs president-elect of the 51-mem-
•er Singing Cadets.
Holbert, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Leon R. Holbert, 304 Bolton,
;ook over the top position from Millikan of Floresville.
Business manager for the 67-
>8 glee club, Holbert is a gradu-
ite of A&M Consolidated High
School where he was a choir
Two Bryan residents also were
dected to leadership roles. G.
T. Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gor
don T. Hill Sr., 208 Elm, was
chosen vice president, and Bill
Tharp, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. L.
Tharp Sr., 108 S. Brewer, was
named librarian.
Hill and Tharp are graduates
of Stephen F. Austin High
School where they were choir
members. Hill is a junior pre
medical student, while Tharp is
a freshman English major.
Other new officers introduced
at the Saturday night banquet
in the Memorial Student Center
were business manager Paul Wor
ley of Baytown, newsletter edi
tor Jimmy Cain of Brownsville,
and publicity manager Jerry
Street of Jasper.
Named honorary Singing Ca
dets were A&M President Earl
Rudder, Mrs. John Connally of
Austin, Mrs. Bill Koenig of
Houston, and Mrs. Walter Moody
and Mrs. Tom Gerald of Ama
Winston Green of Tyler was
presented two awards by the
A&M chapter of Alpha Delta
Sigma, national advertising fra
Green, chapter president, won
the group’s scholarship award
and also was selected its out
standing graduating senior.
Sigma Delta Chi, national jour
nal fraternity, selected D a ni
Presswood of Fort Worth as
A&M’s outstanding male journal
ism senior. He served this year
as SDX president and works
part-time for The Bryan Daily
Eagle. He is a former Battalion
managing editor.
John Fuller of San Angelo was
named the department’s out
standing junior. He is managing
editor of The Battalion and
scholastic sergeant of the Second
Banquet presentations included
nine cash scholarships.
The top scholarship, a $400
award from the Minneapolis
Star, went to Charles Rowton of
Killeen, editor of The Battalion.
The junior student, is the son of
the late Maj. and Mrs. H. W.
Rowton, was recently elected SDX
president for 1968-69.
The Dallas Press Club awarded
$150 scholarships to Bruce Suiter
of San Antonio and Battalion
staff writer Davis Mayes of
Fairborn, Ohio, and a $100 schol
arship to Mike Plake of Beau
mont, Battalion features editor.
SHELTER, A sophomore, is a
part-time cameraman at KBTX-
TV in Bryan and the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Shulter.
Bryan radio station KORA pre
sented $100 scholarships to Gary
Mayfield of Vernon and Robert
Vrba of Temple. Mayfield, a
sophomore, is the son of Mrs.
Opal Mayfield, and Vrba, also a
sophomore, is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Vrba.
The P. S. Photo Company of
Houston awarded a $100 scholar
ship to Mike Wright of Victoria,
a junior and photographer for
The Battalion and The Aggie-
Departmental scholarships,
each valued at $100, were pre
sented to Robert Palmer, a jun
ior from Mount Pleasant, and
John James of Houston, a sopho
more. Palmer is a reporter for
The Battalion.
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Three Texas Woman’s University students will present
the third and plast “Man Your Manners” panel tonight at
7:30 in the YMCA. From left, they are Sandy Carrol,
Laura Belville and Sharon Johnson.
Science Department to the Corps,”
Gutierrez said. Callahan is 2nd
Brigade supply sergeant and
chairman of the Student Life
Committee of the Student Senate.
Corps Chaplain, Ray Dillon, is
a Longview resident and majors
in architectural design. He is a
distinguished student, a member
of the Ross Volunteers, on the
executive committee of the Stu
dent Conference on National Af
fairs and operations sergeant of
the First Brigade.
“Next year the Corps Chaplain
will not only be responsible for
the religious life of the cadets,”
Gutierrez said, “Ray will be try
ing to set up a student counseling
AN OKLAHOMA City, Okla.,
resident, Scott Spitzer, will serve
as scholastic officer. He is dis
tinguished student in government,
scholastic sergeant of Squadron 8,
and SCONA Program Committee
Larry Graviss, Squadron 5 first
sergeant, will be operations offi
cer. Graviss, of San Antonio,
majors in industrial technology.
“Operations officer sets up all
Corps operations orders and is in
charge of Silver Taps and Mid
night Yell Practice,” Gutierrez
David Reed, a management
major from San Antonio, will fill
the operations sergeant position.
Reed has accumulated a 2.4 grade
point ratio. Twice named distin
guished student, Reed’s activities
include skydiving, karate and
ALBERT J. Reinert, assistant
squad leader, Company C-2, hails
from Fairfax, Va. He is active in
the Student Conference on Na
tional Affairs, a member of the
Town Hall Committee and Memo
rial Student Center finance chair
man. He was named supply ser
Donnie Anderson from Texas
City majors in electrical engineer
ing and serves as assistant squad
leader, Squadron 5. A member of
Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Kappa
Phi, Anderson has qualified for
distinguished student three times.
He was named scholastic ser
John L. Grumbles, assistant
corporal, Squadron 7, has served
on the Great Issues and Town
Hall committees. Grumbles will
be personnel sergeant.
ED ROBEAU, assistant squad
leader, .guidon bearer and athletic
corporal of Squadron 7, is from
Houston. He is active in Phi Eta
Sigma, the Corps Safety Council
and a Sophomore Council repre
sentative. His position next year
will be administrative sergeant.
Deputy Corps Commander Gar
land Clark was named with
Gutierrez two weeks ago.
Corps Staff juniors were picked
through a series of interviews to
determine sophomore qualifica
Brigade, Wing, Battalion and
Group staffs are conducting simi
lar interviews to choose junior
members. The remaining staffs
will announce their positions by
Mothers Day.
Oltmann Named
’69 Headwaiter
At Duncan Hall
Headwaiter of Duncan Dining
Hall for 1968-69 is Callan D. Olt
mann of Giddings, outgoing Head-
waiter Juan Lopez announced
An agricultural education ma
jor in the Maroon Band, Oltmann
will oversee about 100 waiters
and will be responsible for smooth
delivery of the mess hall food
between kitchen and tables.
Lopez also named four line
heads: David Dubbelde of Detroit,
Mich., Rickie G. Reynolds of Mid
land, Donald P. McConnell of
Mesquite and Robert Palmer of
Mt. Pleasant.
Dubbelde, a member of Squad
ron 6, is a distinguished student
majoring in physical education
and biology.
Also of Squadron 6, Reynolds
is majoring in agricultural edu
McConnell, an architecture ma
jor, is a member of the White
Palmer is a journalism major,
a staff writer for The Battalion
and a member of Company A-l.
Army Chief Of Staff
To Administer Oath
Howard Grubbs, executive secretary of the Southwest Conference, appear chagrined as
he announces the conference’s decision to reprimand A&M’s football program for recruit
ing violations. At left is Dr. Monroe S. Carroll of Baylor, SWC president. See story,
page 6. (Photo by Mike Wright)
Education Process Finished
For Semester At Columbia
Associated Press Writer
NEW YORK UP) — Two weeks
of campus crisis at Columbia
University eased Monday, but
almost two thirds of its schools
and departments abandoned for
mal classes for the rest of the
The besieged university opened
Corps Awards
To Be Given
Mother’s Day
Cadet Corps competition in
marching, scholastics and extra
curricular activity culminates
Sunday in awards to be present
ed during annual Parents' Day
Naming of Corps units to re
ceive the Gen. George F. Moore
outstanding unit and Academic
flags will highlight more than
170 awards to be presented.
The Moore, Academic Achieve
ment and outstanding color
guard presentations will be made
at a 2:30 p.m. Corps Review on
the Main Drill Field.
The Aggie Mother of the Year
will review the 2,800-cadet Corps
and Air Force Maj. Gen. Jay T.
Robbins of Hickam AFB, Ha
waii, will be in the reviewing
party as the senior military of
ficial. General Robbins, Pacific
Air Forces chief of staff, is a
1940 Texas A&M graduate.
Other awards will be made in
the company and squadron areas
at 8:25 a.m. and at G. Rollie
White Coliseum at 9:30 p.m.,
announced Col. Jim H. McCoy,
Best drilled sophomores and
freshmen will be recognized by
each of 32 Corps units following
flower pinning ceremonies early
The President’s Flag and vari
ous individual awards will be an
nounced at the coliseum. A 30-
minute Student Senate program
honoring parents is scheduled at
9 p.m.
A special Ross Volunteers com
pany drill and national champion
Freshman Drill Team perform
ances will precede and follow the
review, to be led by the Aggie
Open house in cadet dormi
tories will be held from 3:30 to
5 p.m.
University National Bank
“On the side of Texas A&M.
its doors for the first time in 10
days, directing its faculty and
students to work out their own
ground rules. But the acting
dean held captive in his office for
almost 24 hours when the stu
dent protest started April 23 said
the normal education process was
finished for this school year.
REBEL students striving to
close the 25,000-student Ivy
League university altogether
mounted a boycott of classes
Monday morning. By noon,
about 300 manned token picket
lines before more than a dozen
But after minor early morning
scuffling, the pickets merely
shouted and jeered at unsympa
thetic students and staff mem
bers striding through their lines.
The original aims of the stu
dent protesters appeared lost in
the brief history of their revolt.
Before city police stormed the
five buildings they occupied and
arrested 720 persons in the dead
of night last Tuesday, they al
ready had won a suspension of
construction of a university gym
nasium on a city park separating
Columbia from Negro Harlem.
THE SECOND goal, dissolu
tion of Columbia’s ties with a de
fense research project, has been
quietly shunted aside lately.
Now the students, backed up
by segments of the faculty, are
demanding a wider student and
faculty say in running the uni
versity. The administration has
said it will study this demand.
The movement to call off for
mal classes almost four weeks
before the official end of the
term May 29 was led by Colum
bia College, two centuries old
and largest of the university’s
units. Its faculty voted to take
that step Sunday.
Journalism and the anthropology
department followed Monday
morning and then 12 more units
announced they would hold only
informal classes for the rest of
the semester.
Only nine units tried to hold
normal, every-day classes but
rebel leaders claimed support
from 5,000 students and that
their strike was 95 per cent ef
fective. The university admin
istration furnished no attendance
Acting Dean Henry Coleman,
the man locked in his office two
weeks ago, predicted flatly: “The
university will not be back to
normal this semester.”
IN THE VACUUM, a few pro
fessors scheduled classes in
their homes and other teachers
led so-called liberation classes set
up by the rebels in corners of the
campus. The rebels published a
list of 50 such classes in such
subjects as “avant-garde litera
ture,” “imperialism,” “corporate
liberalism” and “Columbia and
warfare state.”
Columbia College gave its stu
dents the alternative of taking
either a passing, failing or in
complete grade on the basis of
their work as of April 23. If they
were unsatisfied with any of
these, they were told to speak
with their professors and work
out individual solutions.
who merely threw open the doors
and instructed the university’s
various units to fend for them
selves, gave no indication what
this meant for seniors or whether
commencement exercises would
be held.
The police department, mean
while, defended itself against
charges that it used undue force
in clearing the five occupied
buildings at 2 a.m. last Tuesday.
The department countered that
the demonstrators and sympa
thetic faculty members outside
waged large-scale violence on its
“POLICE were punched, bitten
and kicked with many attempts
made to kick policemen in the
groin,” the report to Mayor John
V. Lindsay said. “A pattern was
seen in the use of females to bite
and kick the policemen.
“In some buildings, demonstra
tors hurled furniture, bottles and
miscellaneous objects at the po
Mark Rudd, chairman of the
university’s chapter of Students
for a Democratic Society and
leader of the strike, called the
report “a bunch of lies”. He
said the police used plainclothes
detectives “to beat heads.”
McLeroy Elected
’68 Class Agent
Texas A&M’s graduating sen
iors elected Ron McLeroy of Dal
las class agent Monday at the
Association of Former Students’
induction banquet.
Gerald Moore of Arlington was
elected to assist McLeroy in class
of ’68 affairs with the association.
The class, which graduates in
three weeks, heard FSA Execu
tive Director Richard Weirus,
President - Elect Ford Albritton
Jr., Eber H. Peters Jr. of Beau
mont, vice president for fund
raising; John W. Caple of Fort
Worth and Darrell Chandler of
Gen. Johnson
To Appear At
Final Review
U. S. Army Chief of Staff
Gen. Harold K. Johnson will ad
dress new second lieutenants at
commissioning ceremonies here
May 25.
General Johnson will be the
distinguished military guest for
the 1967-68 Corps of Cadets’ final
full-dress event of the year,
announced Col. Jim H. McCoy,
Final Review will follow the
1:30 p.m. commissioning in G.
Rollie White Coliseum. Com
mencement will be at 9 a.m.
General Johnson, 56, has been
at the Pentagon since 1963 and
became chief of staff in 1964.
During his 35 years military
service, the Pembina County,
N.D., native served in the Philip
pines, Bataan, Korea, Germany
and in other parts of Europe and
the Far East.
participated in the death march
after the fall of Bataan in April,
1942. The Japanese imprisoned
him at Camps O’Donnell and
Cabanatuan and Bilibid Prison in
the Philippines. While being
moved to Japan in the winter of
1944, allied aircraft twice attack
ed the ships. After transfer from
Japan to Korea, he was liberated
by the 7th Division following its
occupational landing at Inchon in
September 1945.
Johnson attended and served
on the faculty of the Command
and General Staff College of
which he was later to be com
mandant. Returning to command,
he served in the Far East during
1950-51 with the 5th and 8th
Cavalry Regiments and the
I Corps.
The 33rd Degree Mason was
joint war plans branch chief,
plans division assistant chief and
executive officer of the assistant
chief of staff’s office during his
first Washington tour in 1953-56.
JOHNSON WAS promoted to
brigadier general in 1956 and was
assigned assistant commander,
8th Infantry Division, which gy-
roscoped to Germany. While there
he was chief of staff of 7th Army
Headquarters., Stuttgart-Vaihin-
gen, and the Central Army Group,
a NATO headquarters which
planned peacetime employment of
troops and their control in event
of armed conflict.
General Johnson returned to
Fort Leavenworth as commandant
in 1960 and became an assistant
deputy chief of staff at the Pen
tagon in 1963.
The recipient of Boy Scout Sil
ver Beaver and Silver Buffalo
awards wears the Distinguished
Service Cross, Distinguished Ser
vice Medal, Legion of Merit with
three Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze
Star and Combat Infantryman’s
Badge among other decorations.
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