The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 14, 1968, Image 1

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•ental rnti 18 W( ( Che Battalion Weather i:j: Wednesday & Thursday — Cloudy to i $: partly cloudy, winds, Southerly 10-15 * m.p.h. High 86, low 72. j* & VOLUME 61 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS TUESDAY, MAY 14, 1968 Number 581 Unit Awards Given To Squadrons 11,13, Band Me NEW MOTHER OF THE YEAR Mrs. Joseph R. Rehmet (left), outgoing Mother of the Year, stands next to the newly-named Mother of the Year, Mrs. John C. Fisher of Midland, at presentation ceremonies in G. Rollie White Coliseum. Mrs. Fisher is the mother of 10, including two Aggie graduates and four current stu dents, Jim, Jerry, Gene and Joe. (Photo by Mike Wright) Aggies Pick Nixon In Choice ’68 Poll ivn Republicans ran a strong — and perhaps indicative — race here in a primary conducted by Choice ’68 on the nation’s college and university campuses last month. At Texas A&M, Richard Nixon polled 39 per cent of 1,879 votes cast in the special “primary” sponsored by Time magazine and Univac Division of Sperry-Rand. Aggies marked Nixon as their first choice 698 times. The GOP hopeful also was leader in the second choice category, with 21.4 per cent, and the second choice to President Johnson on Demo crat-marked ballots. Students who voted as Repub licans made Nixon their first choice and California Governor Ronald Reagan their second and third. Independents named Nix on their first and second choices. The ballots were marked be fore Rockefeller announced his availability. A referendum on several na tional issues showed A&M stu dents prefer to go to the cause in problem areas. Of 1,823 bal lots marked, 50 per cent favored all-out military action in South east Asia. An increase was marked by 23.5 per cent; reduc tion, 15 per cent; maintain the present level, 6.6 per cent, and withdrawal, 4.5 per cent. More than six out of 10 stu dents Voted for intensification of bombing in Vietnam; suspen sion, 10.6 per cent; use of nuclear University National Rank “On the side of Texas A&M. —Adr. devices, 10.3 per cent; maintain present level, 9.9 per cent and cessation, 6.8 per cent. Among urban crises, education was seen as the goal of more federal spending by 41 per cent. Aid for riot control was favored by 27.8 per cent; job training, 26.6; housing, 3.7, and income subsidy, 0.9. Other presidential candidates and per cent of the A&M vote each polled: Johnson, 18.4; Mc Carthy, 9.3; Kennedy, 8.5; Wal lace, 8.3; Reagan, 7.1; Rocke feller, 6; Lindsey, 1.8; Percy, 1.3; Hatfield, 0.3; King, 0.2; Halstead and Stassen, 0.1. Following Nixon in the second choice column were Reagan, Rockefeller and McCarthy. For third choice, Aggies marked Rea gan, Rockefeller, Wallace and McCarthy most. Missing Student Found In Missouri Niley J. Smith Jr., 21-year-old Texas A&M student who disap peared March 20, has been lo cated in St. Louis, Campus Secur ity Chief Ed Powell announced Monday. Powell said the junior market ing student from Cameron is working in the Missouri city. A&M security officers initiated an extensive search for Smith in early April after normal in vestigation procedures failed to disclose his whereabouts. Smith, a civilian student, trans ferred to A&M last summer from Schreiner Institute at Kerrville. Squadrons 11 and 13 were named the outstanding units of the Corps of Cadets during Parents’ Day ceremonies Sunday. The Air Force units received the coveted Gen. George F. Moore and Academic Achievement awards, respectively, at Mother’s Day ceremonies in G. Rollie White Coliseum. Squadron 11, commanded by Cadet Maj. Robert L. French of Decatur, will carry the Gen. Moore flag and wear white cita tion cords next year as the best overall unit. The squadron also received the Gen. Spencer J. Buchanan flag and plaque for the best company-size unit of engineering students and the George P. F. Jouine Scholarship flag for the dormitory unit with the highest scholastic standing. The Air Force day-student unit, Squadron 13, posted the best overall academic record during the school year to win the Aca demic Achievement Award. Indi viduals of the unit, commanded by Cadet Maj. Ralph A. Stevener of Bryan, will wear maroon and white citation cords in 1968-69. BEST DRILLED units for 1967-68 were the Aggie Band, commanded by Cadet Lt. Col. Henry G. Cisneros of San An tonio; Company F-l, Cadet Maj. Joseph P. Webber of Waco; Squadron 8, Cadet Maj. Charles H. Wittrock of Sandia Base, N. M., and Company C-2, Cadet Maj. William R. McLeroy, Dallas. During the awards ceremony, the Aggie Mother of the Year, Mrs. John C. Fisher of Midland, was honored. She has 10 children, including four sons presently en rolled at A&M. Air Force Maj. Gen. Jay T. Robbins, chief of staff, Pacific Air Forces, was the honor mili tary guest for Parents’ Day and presented the General Dynamics award to Cadet Cpl. Lewis W. Hudgins Jr. of Galveston as the outstanding sophomore AFROTC cadet selected for the Professional Officer Course. OTHER AWARDS included: Texas Department, Reserve Of ficers Association, saber to Cadet Col. of the Corps Lonnie C. Minze of Houston, outstanding cadet officer. Albert Sidney Johnston saber to Cadet Col. John W. Morgan of Fayetteville, N. C., outstanding brigade or wing commander. N. S. Meyer-Raeburn Founda tion saber to the outstanding bat talion or group commander, Ca det Lt. Col. Wayne J. Baird of Big Spring. John H. Fritz award to the outstanding company or squadron commander, Cadet Maj. Joseph P. Webber of Waco, Company F-l. Caldwell Trophy to the out standing junior, selected to be next year’s corps commander. Cadet M. Sgt. Hector Gutierrez Jr. of Laredo. Texas Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution award to the junior selected as next year’s deputy corps com STARK HONORED Ron Hinds, right, president of the Liberal Arts Student Council, presents the council’s award for “outstanding work in student relationships” to J. Wayne Stark (second from left), director of the Memorial Student Center. Others honored at the special Council meeting Monday were Dr. William R. Smith, left, and Dr. John M. Skrivanek. (Photo by Mike Wright) mander, Cadet Sgt. Maj. Garland H. Clark of Glenelg, Md. Federated A&M Mothers Clubs of Texas award to the outstand ing corps sophomore, Cadet Cpl. Lewis W. Hudgins Jr. of Galves ton, Sqd. 9. Meyer-Raeburn Foundation award to the outstanding Corps freshman, Cadet William C. Mar tin, Wichita Falls, Sqd. 9. Lulie-Hughey Lane Scholarship to a sophomore majoring in arts or sciences, Cadet Cpl. Lewis W. Hudgins Jr., Galveston, Sqd. 9. Society of American Military Engineers award to the outstand ing senior engineering cadet, Cadet 1st Lt. Bryan T. Preas of Cooper, Co. G-l. DEPARTMENT of the Army awards to superior cadet decora tion award winners in each class, Cadet Col. Patrick G. Rhemet, deputy Corps commander of Alice; Cadet T. Sgt. John G. Adami Jr. of Freer, Co. H-l; Cadet Cpl. Harry A. Snowdy Jr. of Port La vaca, Co. E-l, and Cadet Gordon S. Vincent of San Antonio, Co. C-2. American Ordnance Association award to the outstanding senior cadet selected for assignment to the Ordnance Corps upon com missioning, Cadet Lt. Col. Reese W. Brown of Tyler. U. S. Army Association awards to outstanding junior cadets, Ca det M. Sgt. Fred M. Blumberg of Seguin; Cadet T. Sgt. Joseph W. Hely Jr. of Ballwin, Mo., and Cadet 1st Sgt. William P. Murphy of Paris. American Legion ROTC awards to senior and junior Army cadets for military and scholastic ex cellence, Cadet Col. Carl V. Fe- ducia of Shreveport and Cadet 1st Lt. William M. Jacqmein of Flemington, N. J., seniors, and Cadet T. Sgt. Bruce F. Baxter of Dallas and Cadet S. Sgt. Lynn R. Irby of Irving, juniors. Sons of the American Revolu tion award to the outstanding Army ROTC freshmen, Cadets Robert A. Harms of Houston and Richard A. Hanes of San An tonio. Association of U. S. Army award to Army cadets who ex celled in military history, Cadets Pfc. William D. Reed of San An tonio and Pfc. Dean T. Eshelman of Houston. NATIONAL Defense Transpor tation award to the outstanding Army ROTC senior student, Ca det Capt. Henry M. Rollins of Mobile, Ala. Defense Supply Association Award to the outstanding Army ROTC junior student Cadet Sgt. Maj. William R. Howell, Jr. of Brenham. Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association award to the outstanding senior Army cadet majoring in electrical elec tronics or communication engi neering, Cadet Maj. David W. Powell, Amarillo. Society of American Military Engineer’s award to the outstand ing junior Army cadet majoring in engineering, Cadet T. Sgt Ar thur B. Lane, Houston. Society of American Military Engineer’s award to the outstand ing senior Army cadet majoring in engineering, Cadet 1st Lt. Wil liam M. Jacqmein, Flemington, N. J. Air Force Times award to a senior AFROTC cadet of out standing ability and initiative, Cadet Capt. James W. Boxwell, San Antonio. American Legion ROTC awards to outstanding senior and junior Air Force ROTC cadets for mili tary and scholastic excellence, Cadet Col. John R. (Butch) Bald ridge of Memphis, Tenn.; Cadet Lt. Col. Wayne J. Baird of Big Spring; Cadet 1st Sgt. Walter R. Coble of College Station and Cadet 1st Sgt. Robert J. Foley of Premont. Sons of the American Revolu tion award to an outstanding Air Force ROTC freshman. Cadet Pvt. Roy E. Sewall, Squadron 10; AIR FORCE Association De tachment award to the outstand ing AFROTC senior student, Ca det Col. of the Corps Lonnie C. Minze; Society of American Military (See Awards, Page 2) OUTSTANDING CADETS Corps Commandant Col. Jim McCoy presents “superior cadet” ratings to Cadet Tech. Sgt. John G. Adami Jr. as Maj Cecil K. Simmons reads the award. Also awarded in the picture are (left to right) Gordon S. Vincent, Cadet Col. Patrick G. Rehmet, Adami, and Cadet Cpl. Harry A. Snowdy Jr. (Photo by Mike Wright) Council Forms 2 Committees, Names 4 To Chairman Posts By DAVE MAYES The Memorial Student Center Council Monday continued to de velop its 1968-69 program by creating two new committees, appointing four more committee chairmen and approving $28,000 in committee budgets. Benjamin Sims, council presi dent, called for the addition of the Faculty-Student and Film Series Committees to the 12-member Directorate in an effort to in crease student participation in MSC programs. According to Sims, the purpose of the Faculty-Student Committee is to increase communication be tween students, staff and faculty by arranging informal discussion sessions. THE FILMS Series Committee Aggies Take 19 Photo Awards Texas A&M photographers won 19 of 27 ribbons in the 10th In tercollegiate Photo Salon spon sored by the Memorial Student Center Camera Committee. Don Hale Jr. of Southern State College, Ashdown, Ark., had the top print in the nine-category contest and. Sam Houston State won four firsts among six place ribbons. Aggie first place photos were by Frank Tilley of Jacksonville, landscape; Mike Welsh of Hous ton, nature; Starley McGuyre of Grapeland, sports, and William A. Sweitzer of Houston, pictorial. Multiple winners were Tilley, camera committee chairman who had the first and second place prints in the landscape category; Welsh, first in nature and second in pictorial, and Mitch Friedman of Clarksdale, Miss. Friedman, one of 10 Journalism Department winners, placed sec ond in still-life and third in news and fashion-advertising. Other second places were by Eric Brendler of San Antonio, nature; Phillip Nelson of Hous ton, human interest; David Boyd of Victoria, sports, and Lee Stan ford of Crosbyton, protrait. Third places also went to Fred Smith of San Antonio, nature; Roy Pledger, committee faculty sponsor of the School of Architec ture, human interest; Winston Green of Tyler, sports; William M. Hathaway of Houston, pictori al; Barry Mosesman of Dallas, portrait, and Bob Nichols, archi tecture professor. About half of the 286 photos entered were accepted for display with the winning prints in the MSC this week. will sponsor four popular full- length films next fall on a trial basis to determine whether at tendance demands that the com mittee continue on a permanent basis. Admission to the films, which will include “Seven Days in May” and “The War Wagon,” will be 25< or SS** per person. Newly appointed committee chairmen are Ray Armour of College Station, a junior in recreation and parks, Recreation Committee; David Lines of Mona hans, a freshman majoring in mathematics, Chess; Jess Rhoden of Kerrville, a sophomore major ing in electrical engineering, Ra dio; and Andy Djavadi of College Station, a graduate student ma joring in biology. Bridge. IN OTHER business, the Coun cil allocated $27,860 to seven com mittees. Largest budget approved was the $20,200 request from the Fourteenth Student Conference on National Affairs (SCONA XIV). Less than a fourth of the SCONA budget is to be financed by Coun cil funds, however; the rest of the money will come from donations solicited by committee members. Second largest budget was that submitted by Leadership ($3,340). More than half the funds ap proved will finance a special leadership conference concentrat ing on “group psychoanalysis” in the late summer. rs * h \ ir i - ■ ggg m lll§ll§|B|B| •nmmm fSKixr. ‘Y’ CABINET HEAD Tom Bell, YMCA cabinet president, left, passes the g-avel of office to incoming president David Howard at installation ceremonies in Hensel Park Monday. The gavel is made from the cedars of Lebanon and was obtained by YMCA Director John Gay.