The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 30, 1968, Image 2

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Page 2 THE BATTALION College iStation, Texas Thursday, May 30, 1968 CADET SLOUCH by Jim Earle "MISTER SLOUCH, SIR, I WAS TOLD THAT YOU COULD HELP ME LEARN HOW TO STUDY effectively: " Eleven AF Cadets To Be Awarded Financial Grants Air Force financial assistance grants will be awarded 11 Texas A&'M AFROTC cadets for the 1968-69 school year, announced Col. Vernon L. Head, professor of aerospace studies. Recipients include Ronald G. Tefteller of Midland, who will be a senior next September, and juniors Richard E. Taylor Jr Santa Fe, N.M.; Richard W. Mason, Barksdale AFB, La.; '.Michael J. Sherer, Mascoutah, 111.; Also, Donald M. Williams Jr., El Paso; John L. Gi'umbles, Ed wards AFB, Calif.; Jerry A. Richerson, Waco; Donald C. An derson, Texas City; Joseph E. Robeau III, Houston; Nokomis Jackson Jr., Midland, and Frank Montalbano III, Beaumont. The future officers were se lected for grants by the Air Force ROTC Central Selection Board on the basis of scholastic standing and major, military standing and leadership capabili ties. Grants pay tuition, fees, inci dental expenses, books allowance and $50 a month subsistence. Graduate Dean Wayne €. Hall To Serve As NRC Adviser By VERN SANFORD Texas Press Association AUSTIN, Tex. — Your Capitol is bursting with life on the eve of the most significant political and governmental events — the June 1 runoff election, the June 4 beginning of a special session of the Legislature, and the June 11 conventions of State Demo cratic and Republican parties. Although there are 15 runoffs in Legislative races to be decided Saturday, the main bout, of course, is that between Lt. Gov. Preston Smith and Houston At torney Don Yarborough. Probably no more than a mil lion voters will decide whether moderate-conservative Smith or liberal Yarborough will be the Democratic nominee for gover nor. Each is reaching for the other’s voter potential. Smith boasts of his 18 years' governmental ex perience; Yarborough, without governmental experience, urges his own “fresh approach” and “constructive programs,’ includ ing lower auto insurance rates and consumer protection. Even name identification — usually considered the wellspring of political success — won’t be the deciding factor between these two. Both men have been in statewide races nearly a decade and are well-known names on the ballot. Incidentally, the winner may find surprisingly tough opposi tion in November from Republi can nominee Paul E g g e r s of Wichita Falls. Regardless of whether Smith, Yarborough — or Eggers — is the next governor, the battlewise Democratic legislative presiding officers, Lt. Gov.-nominee Ben Bames in the Senate and Speak- er-to-be Gus Mutscher of Bren- ham in the House, will be power ful figures to be reckoned with. Barnes admittedly aspires to higher office and Mutscher re portedly is interested in a long tenure in the House. LEGISLATIVE RACES There are few district races on the June 1 ballot and no other statewide contests. However as far as professional politicos go, the legislative races are very sig nificant — especially where in cumbents are concerned. This because “lame ducks” often vote differently from those re-elected. Many eyes will be on the races between Sen. Bruce Reagan and Rep. Ronald Bridges of Corpus Christi, for the State Senate seat for that area: Rep. John E. DEXTER HAND SEWN MOGS tt at 3)im £» turner. ^ ^ mrn'e wear Blaine versus Ramon Ramos of El Paso; Rep. J. E. Miller of Burkeville versus Don Adams; Rep. Bob Hendricks versus for mer Rep. Bill Dungan of McKin ney. Other runoffs involve top vote getters in local races where in cumbents lost altogether or were not running for re-election. LIQUOR LEGISLATION DUE Gov. John Connally’s June 4 special session of the Legislature almost certainly will come to grips with important liquor legis lation, probably including a mixed-drinks bill. A House study committee’s re port on how to improve present statutes has been promised be fore the special session begins. Rep. R. H. Cory of Victoria, chairman of the panel, and House Speaker Ben Barnes, have indi cated the report will contain ma jor, controversial recommenda tions. Results of the investigation made by Atty. Gen. Crawford Martin — and his recommenda tions — also are due by June 4. Connally has strongly indicat ed he will urge lawmakers to come up with a mixed-drinks bill as a part of his tax program. Observers believe that, instead of a straight booze-over-the-bar measure, he will ask for legisla tion permitting the sale of liquor in small, one-drink-sized bottles on a local option basis. This would mean that, if the bill passes, Texans still will have to mix their own but at least they won’t have to bring their own bottles. STATE CONVENTIONS Every even - numbered year state political parties hold two conventions. In presidential elec tion years the June convention, customarily, is called “the presi dential convention,” and the Sep tember convention is known as “the governor’s convention.” This year since the big issue in the State Democratic convention in Dallas on June 11 will be whether Governor Connally is picked as the “favorite son,” both Democratic party conventions will be “governor’s conventions.” If Connally is chosen as “favor ite son”, the first vote of the Texas delegation at the national convention in Chicago will go to Connally, the second to whom ever he likes of the major candi dates — probably Hubert Hum phrey. Republicans, who will hold their convention in Corpus Christi on June 11, doubtlessly will pick U. S. Sen. John Tower as their “favorite son.” State GOP Chairman Peter O’Donnell of Dallas, and other southern GOP chairmen, met in New Or leans with hopefuls Gov. Ronald Reagan and Gov. Nelson Rocke feller. But O’Donnell is not ex pected to talk about a second- ballot alternative to Senator Tower until he has conferred with Richard Nixon, and consid ered results of talks with all three. PORNOGRAPHY WAR MAPPED Attorney General Martin has mapped a drive against “lewd” movies and pornographic litera ture. His office has received fre quent complaints about circula tion of obscenity, so he will ask the Legislature to tighten its control laws. Specifically, Martin said he will ask for repeal of a portion of the penal code which exempts from control foreign films and movies that are in interstate commerce. Many of the complaints he re ceives concern pornography orig inating in Mexico and other for eign countries. Martin also will seek legisla tion to include the attorney gen eral among those granted au thority to enforce the law by civil injunction. He criticized U.S. Supreme Court decisions as having “torn down virtually all standards in judging porno graphic materials.’ SALES TAX Board members of the Texas Municipal League will meet at El Paso on June 6. They are ex pected to discuss Governor Con- nallys plan to abolish the city sales tax. Connally’s plan would raise the state sales tax from two to three per cent and funnel part of this money back to incorporated cities. There is a difference of opinion among legal experts on the con stitutionality of such a plan. Texas’ Constitution may forbid the state from giving money to municipalities when there is no return to the State. Governor’s advisors apparently feel the courts would be hesitant to deny funds to the state and cities with both in dire need. Still, the sales tax change is quite likely to be sent to the Legislature when it convenes in special session next Tuesday. ATTORNEY GENERAL RULES School districts are not author ized to issue time warrants for the purpose of purchasing unim proved land only. So held At torney General Martin in a re cent opinion. However, he stated that warrants can be issued to purchase school buildings and equipment. State officials may be reim bursed by the government for expenses incurred in delivery of veterans land bonds to out-of- state banks, said Martin in an other opinion. Dr. Wayne C. Hgll, Texas A&M graduate dean and academic vice president, has requested a leave of absence to accept an appoint ment by the National Research Council, announced A&M Presi dent Earl Rudder. Hall, member of the Texas A&M faculty since 1949, will serve as director of fellowships and adviser for new programs in the NRC Office of Scientific Per sonnel in Washington, beginning Sept. 1. He will be responsible for eval uating applications in National Science Foundation graduate, postdoctoral and senior postdoc toral fellowship programs, as well as for the NATO postdoc toral fellowship and NRC post doctoral research programs. Hall’s position as adviser for new programs will involve con sultation with various Office of Scientific Personnel committees and staff members on matters of fellowship support and related topics. He joined the A&M faculty as assistant professor of plant physiology, was promoted to pro fessor in 1954, department head in 1958 and graduate dean 1960. He also was appoin academic vice president in p A native of Montana, Hall ceived his B.S., M.S. and ^ degrees from State University Iowa. He serves in official capacit in numerous national scienti and professional organizations OLL QUfltjmtj PIGf+T-s KESen vet) ‘g, ^»^vyEWviri-|-i —n—i-iwmn-i REDEEM AT BROOKSHIRE BROS. 100 FREE TOP VALUE STAMPS With Purchase of 24-Oz. 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The Battalion is a non tax-supported non profit, self-supporting educational enter prise edited and operated by students as a university and community neivspaper. Members of the Student Publications Board are: Jim Lindsey, chairman ; Dr. David Bowers, Collejje of Liberal Arts; P. S. White, College of Engineering; Dr. Robert S. Titus, College of Veterinary Medicine; and Hal Taylor, Col lege of Agriculture. The Battalion, a student newspaper at Texas A&M is published in College Station, Texas daily except Saturda Sunday, ar May, and The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for ublication of all new dispatches credited to it or not local news of spontaneous ts of republication of all other d. at College Station, Texas. republication of all new dis otherwise credited in the papei origin published herein. 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