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Number 582
A Caterpillar operator adds another slab of sidewalk to the scrap heap as workers con
tinue preparations for building a lounge between dormitories 6 and 8 in the Duncan Area.
Students gathered at hall windows and between the dormitories as the tractor methodically
cotdn I ripped up the concrete Tuesday. (Photo by Mike Wright)
Nebraska Primary Gives
RFK, Nixon Big Victories
OMAHA, Neb. (A*)—Sen. Robert
F. Kennedy rolled to a smashing
victory in Nebraska’s Democratic
presidential primary Tuesday. But
defeated Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy
spurned the New Yorker’s im
mediate proposal for an alliance
against Vice President Hubert H.
Former Vice President Richard
M. Nixon walked off with the
honors in the Republican contest
and California Gov. Ronald
Reagan, an absentee from the
campaign, surprisingly polled
nearly a quarter of the GOP vote.
Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, Nix
on’s chief rival for the nomina
tion, got meager write-in support.
KENNEDY, seeking a clear cut
majority of his party’s ballots,
had it almost in his grasp as the
tabulations mounted from a near
record turnout of voters in a state
which gave his late brother, John
F. Kennedy, his lowest percent
age of support in 1960.
McCarthy, suffering a second
straight defeat at the hands of
Kennedy, could poll only around
30 per cent of the vote. Humphrey
ran around 10 per cent on a write-
in and President Johnson, whose
exit from competition came too
late to remove his name from
the ballot received about half of
that. The count from 922 of the
state’s 2,133 precincts was:
Democratic—Kennedy 38,486, or
53 per cent of the vote counted;
McCarthy 22,442, or 31 per cent;
Humphrey 7,102 or 10 per cent;
Johnson 4,089, or 6 per cent.
Republican—Nixon 56,575, or
69 per cent; Reagan 18,826 ( or 23
per cent; Rockefeller 4,348, or 5
per cent.
WHILE Nixon seemed assured
of almost all of the state’s 16
Republican nominating conven
tion votes, there was no clear
trend in the Democratic balloting
to fill out that party’s 30 vote
Kennedy renewed in a victory
statement his invitation for Mc
Carthy to join him in working
Civilian Dorm Reservations
For Next Semester Due Friday
Friday is the deadline for cur
rent civilian students to reserve
a room for the fall semester,
Allan M. Madeley, housing man
ager, announced today.
All students who have not yet
reserved rooms may do so on a
first - come first - served basis
through 5 p.m. Friday, Madeley
said. Students who do not reserve
rpoms by that time will be in
competition with fall students not
currently enrolled.
The reason for the May 17
deadline, he said, is that reserva
tions for the summer session will
begin on Monday.
Madeley pointed out, however,
that students who for any reason
fail to get their first choice of
halls can get on a waiting list
for another hall by filing a writ
ten request with the housing of
fice during the last week of the
Students who want to move to
a corner room in a non-air-condi-
tioned dormitory must obtain a
room change slip signed by the
housemaster of the dormitory
concerned, Madeley said.
No additional fees will be
charged to students who already
have a $20 deposit on file, he
noted. Other students must pay
a $30 deposit to reserve a room.
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At least one Duncan resident didn’t spend Tuesday afternoon watching the destruction of
the nearby sidewalk. This scene was repeated across the campus wherever a blanket
could be spread out in the sun. (Photo by Mike Wright)
Election Thrown Out
By Senate Committee
together to change the course of
the Democrat party. Both have
been critical of Johnson’s Viet
nam war course and of many of
his domestic policies.
Humphrey, who is seeking dele
gate support without entering the
primaries, was the only visible
target for such an alliance.
The New York senator pointed
this up when he said that “I think
Vice President Humphrey has his
own position which is associated
with what the Johnson adminis
tration has been doing over the
period of the last several years.”
BUT McCarthy would have
none of it. He said he is going
it alone into what he regards as
the vital primaries in Oregon and
McCarthy said that Nebraska
has provided him with a better
showing than in last week’s Indi
ana primary when he got 27 per
cent of the Democratic vote in
a three-way race in which Gov.
Roger D. Branigin, running as a
favorite son leaning toward
Humphrey, placed second to
The Minnesota senator said he
was satisfied with about 30 per
cent of the Nebraska vote. He
said his showing will be better
in Oregon, where he said he is
about even with Kennedy now.
He said California offers him his
best chance of winning.
KENNEDY won a widespread
victory. In Douglas County,
Omaha, he led McCarthy three
to two. They were running about
even in a later, incomplete count
from Lancaster County, Lincoln.
But Kennedy’s strength ap
peared to be coming from all sec
tions of the state, in the rural
areas as well as in the cities. In
the 77 counties that reported re
turns he was leading in 66.
In three key Negro precincts
in Omaha, Kennedy ran up 282
votes to McCarthy’s 12.
New Elections
Planned For
All Members
Results of Tuesday’s Student
Senate elections were thrown out
this morning by the Senate Exec
utive Committee.
David Maddox, Senate vice
president, said that Election
Commission Chairman Tony Bene
detto gave the Executive Commit
tee the authority to rule on the
protests filed by Dick Westbrook,
candidate for senior engineering
representative, and at least three
A quorum of the Election Com
mission, which usually handles
such protests, could not be raised,
so Benedetto allowed the Exec
utive Committee, which already
had a scheduled meeting for 7
a. m. today, to consider the pro
WESTBROOK cited what he
claimed were five reasons to con
test the election, which drew only
423 voters.
“There was no proof required
of voters’ class or college, which
could be remedied if the lists of
students were obtained from the
Dean of Students,” Westbrook
He also protested the early
closing of the polls.
“Precedent set in two previous
election had the polls close at
7:30 p.m.,” he asserted, “and in
any case, no precedent has been
set for closing at 6:00 p.m.”
WESTBROOK claimed that he
knew of several persons who were
going to vote for him after 6:00
He cited a story in the May 1
Battalion that announced the
times for the election as 8 a.m.
to 7:30 p.m.
“It is a known fact that large
numbers of people vote after
6 p.m.,” Westbrook maintained,
“and if students have classes all
day it was not possible for them
to vote.”
In the election contested by
Westbrook, Don B. McCrory and
Doyle Sanders each received eight
votes, while Westbrook was
named on six ballots.
MADDOX said that even though
several other protest reasons
were given by Westbrook and the
other candidates who filed formal
protests, these two were the only
reasons considered valid by the
Executive Committee.
According to Maddox, the Ex
ecutive Committee had proof that
some voters were guilty of cross
ing over. Benedetto was not avail
able for comment this morning.
Maddox said the election had
been rescheduled for Tuesday,
May 21.
“ANY RUNOFFS will be Wed
nesday due to a lack of time,” he
added. Maddox explained that
runoffs would be conducted only
in case of ties, since only a plur
ality is required to win.
The new Senate will convene
for the first time next Thursday.
Representatives of the College
of Veterinary Medicine will be
determined in a special election to
be arranged by that college.
Business Administration repre
sentatives will be elected in a
special election next fall after the
Business Administration depart
ment officially receives College
Election Commissioner Gerald Geistweidt, (right) checks registration on three voters in
Tuesday’s Student Senate College representative elections. They are (from left) Ronnie
Hussong, Patrick Rogers and Larry Hunter. (Photo by Mike Wright)
Medal Of Honor Awarded
To Four Viet Veterans
AP Military Writer
emn President Johnson inducted
Spring Dance
Set Saturday
For Graduates
The 1968 Graduate Student
Spring Dance is scheduled Friday
from 8 p.m. to midnight in the
Bryan Columbus ballroom, a
Graduate Student Council repre
sentative announced this week.
Music for the dance will be
provided by the Acme Band, a
grotip composed of A&M students.
The band is described as a
“swinging, up-to-date” group.
“Members of the council audi
tioned this band and found their
music is the type which will ap
peal to the graduate level stu
dent,” noted Wallace Migura,
publicity spokesman for the
Graduate Council.
Migura said the Columbus ball
room, at the corner of Palasota
Drive and Groesbeck, was re
decorated and is larger than
previous dance sites. Set-ups and
ice will be free until 9 p.m., the
Council said.
Tickets for the affair are $2.50
per couple and may be purchased
at the MSC Student Programs
office or from any Graduate Stu
dent Council member.
“Expected attendance is 250
couples,” Migura said, “but we
urge all graduate students to at
Appropriate dress will be coat
and tie, he added.
four Medal of Honor winners into
the Pentagon’s new “Hall of
Heroes” Tuesday and voiced hope
that the current Paris talks will
lead to “peace with honor.”
Johnson decorated a soldier, an
airman, a sailor and a Marine
with the Medal of Honor—all for
extraordinary heroism at personal
peril—as he helped dedicate the
hall. There the names of 3,210
men who have achieved the na
tion’s highest decoration are dis
Speaking to some 5,000 people
thronging the Pentagon’s inner
court, Johnson said:
“AS WE meet here, other men
—in Paris—are beginning the
very hard negotiations that we
hope will one day silence the guns
in a free Vietnam.
“Diplomacy’s painful work now
is to forge, from the fires of hos
tility, the way in which men can
live without conflict and in mutual
In sequence, Johnson hung the
Medal of Honor suspended from
pale blue ribbons, around the
necks of:
ARMY SPEC. 5 Charles Chris
Hagemeister o f Lincoln, Neb.
Marine Sgt. Richard Allan Pitt
man of Stockton, Calif., who got
into service after battling a draft
board 4F rating for bad eyesight.
Navy boatswain’s mate 1st
Class James E. Williams of Dar
lington, S. C.
Air Force Capt. Gerald O.
Young of Anacortes, Wash.
These decorations brought to
37 the number of Medals of Honor
conferred on U. S. fighting men
in the Vietnam war.
Among the thousands who
watched from the grassy court
were some 60 family members of
the four new medal winners, other
men who have won the Medal of
Honor in past wars and senators
and House members.
STANDING IN the background,
yielding the spotlight to the young
fighting men were the four-star
members of Joint Chiefs of Staff
and the highest civilian officials
of the Defense Department.
After the courtyard ceremony,
Johnson climbed a short flight of
stairs into the Pentagon where
he snipped a red, white and blue
satin ribbon, officially dedicating
the small chapel-like room where
the names of men who have won
the Medal of Honor over the past
106 years are arranged on silver
plates against dark mahogany
Sophomore Advisors Announced
For ’68-’69 Fish Drill Team
Extension Service
Announces Course
On Water Waste
An advanced waste water treat
ment course for City of Bryan
water works employes is set May
20-24 by Texas A&M’s Engineer
ing Extension Service.
Classes will be held in Bryan’s
City Hall, announced instructor
James A. Wilson of A&M’s Water
Utilities Training Division.
Topics include waste water
treatment processes, including
screening and grit removal
University National Bank
“On the side of Texas A&M.
Four freshmen have been
named sophomore advisors of the
1968-69 Fish Drill Team.
They include John T. Whipple
of San Antonio, Robert M. Patten
of Houston, John A. Hamilton of
Galveston and Francis S. Conaty
III of Annandale, Va.
The selections were announced
by Malon Southerland of the com
mandant’s office, team sponsor.
Members of the 1968 national
championship team, they were
among the 20 FDT cadets who
won every meet in which they
The drill team won champion
ships at West Texas State, A&M,
Texas and Louisiana State in
addition to the National Inter
collegiate ROTC Drill competition
at Washington, D. C.
“Selecting sophomore advisors
is a difficult decision to make
when there are 20 national cham
pions from which to choose,” com
mented Mike Casey of Houston,
the team’s 1968-69 senior advisor.
Upperclass advisors—including
two juniors—form the cadre of
the unit. They drill the team,
work out and install movements,
prepare equipment and make
team travel and quarters arrange
Hamilton, guidon bearer of the
class of 1971 team, is an Army
ROTC cadet, geology major and
in Company G-2 of the Corps.
A civil engineering major and
Army cadet, Conaty is a team
squad leader. He is in Company
Patten, a liberal arts major, and
Whipple, architecture, are Air
Force cadets and members of
Squadrons 7 and 5, respectively.
Visits Capital
Enthusiasm bubbled from
SCONA Chairman Don McCrory
Wednesday following a four-day
“hunting” trip to the nation’s
“We were seeking speakers for
SCONA XIV and thanking many
people in person for past SCONA
support,” McCrory commented.
The 14th Student Conference
on National Affairs, scheduled
Dec. 4-7 at Texas A&M, is ex
pected to attract 125 delegates
from 70 universities and colleges
in the United States, Canada and
Mexico to probe the theme: “The
Limits and Responsibilities of
American Power.”
McCrory, accompanied by his
chief aide, Blaine Purcell of
Wichita Falls, visited with Con
gressman and Mrs. Olin E.
Teague of College Station; Gen.
Harold K. Johnson, Army Chief
of Staff; Congressman Graham
Purcell (Blaine’s father) of
Wichita Falls; Jack E. Nelson,
special assistant to the assistant
postmaster general for facilities
and chairman of SCONA III;
Congressman Earle Cabell of
Dallas; Alex Dickie, congression
al liasion officer for the Agency
for International Development;
Charles Kiselyak, director of con
gressional relations; and Robert
Hartley, vice president of Brook
ings Research Institute.
“General Johnson said he will
be a SCONA speaker if at all
possible,” McCrory said. “And
Mr. Kiselyak committed us a
speaker of ambassador or equiva
lent rank.”
McCrory said the Washington
trip should help SCONA in the
future, particularly in being able
to secure roundtable chairmen
and co-chairmen.
Bryan Building & Loan
Association, Your Sav
ings Center, since 1919.