The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 19, 1970, Image 1

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Battalion College Station, Texas Warm, cloudy, humid Tuesday, May 19, 1970 Saturday — Cloudy, light rain in morning. Wind North 10 to 15 m.p.h. High 70, low 59. Sunday — cloddy to partly cloudy. Wind East 10 to 15 m.p.h. High 77, low 54. Telephone 845-2226 u. s. was in Laos briefly, Laird says nice We go 'e think i all pie we oneed iselling come ers the irma e—to nsider npany's irning ill ie our Check jrnship iu own SON NIT LIFE DELPHI* SINGING CADET MEMBER—Mrs. Earl Rudder (right) is presented a certificate pro claiming her an honorary Singing Cadet and some momentos by G. T. Hill (left) and Robert Boone, the group’s director. (Photo by Hayden Whitsett) Mrs. Rudder now ‘one of the boys'—a Singing Cadet Fifty A&M students and a staff member inarched on the president’s home Monday evening. Mrs. Earl Rudder knew the Singing Cadets and director Bob Boone were coming, but she didn’t know they bore a certificate naming her an honorary Singing Cadet. The all-male glee club makes such presentations occasionally, recognizing “outstanding support and service” to the organization. Among previous recipients are the late A&M president Earl Rudder, Mrs. John Connally, Cong. Olin E. Teague, Mrs. B. J. Whitehead of San Antonio, C. J. Davidson, 1917 A&M graduate of Fort Worth, and J. S. Row of Waco, regular bus driver on Singing Cadet tours. Boone presented Mrs. Rudder the cer tificate and extended additional thanks for her interest in the Singing Cadets. The group sang a couple of numbers at the door of the president’s home. Members walked over to the residence after meeting at their G. Rollie White Coliseum rehearsal hall. WASHINGTON (ZP)—Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird has acknowledged small numbers of American troops have (ventured briefly into Laos and might do so again. Testifying Monday before the Senate Foreign Relations Com mittee, the Pentagon chief did not go into detail on the Laotian in cursions, but he ruled out future large-scale American military op erations in Laos. U. S. forces, he said, have en tered Laos only in “protective reaction” situations—hot pursuit of enemy troops fleeing South Vietnam, rescue operations, or in support of air strikes against the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The secretary made the state ment shortly after the Florida White House stated there are no American ground forces in Laos Free German measles shots to be given The “opening shot” in the cam paign to rub out German measles in Brazos County has been an nounced by Dr. Clyde M. Caper- ton, acting director of the Bryan- Brazos County Health Unit. Caperton said that the Texas Department of Health has entered into an agreement with the Bryan-Brazos County Health De partment and several interested health-oriented organizations of this county to conduct a free im munization clinic June 7 at the Bryan Civic Auditorium. and “no change in our activities in Laos.” “Our forces in Vietnam have had that particular authority,” he said of the protective reaction into Laos, adding his belief it does not violate a congressional ban on the use of U. S. ground forces in Laos or Thailand. But Sen. J. W. Fulbright, D.- Ark., the committee chairman, said there is nothing in the record to suggest the legislative bar on U. S. ground forces in Laos allows any exemption for protective re action strikes across the border. The White House also declined Monday to comment on a report that South Vietnamese troops were fighting in Laos. Laird said only that American advisers some times accompany South Vietnam ese troops into Laos. Nixon has declared that no U. S. ground troops were involved in the fighting, adding that 1,040 Americans, including diplomats and advisers, are stationed there. When questioned about Cam bodia, the secretary refused, as he has in the past, to rule out continued U. S. air strikes on North Vietnamese sanctuaries in Cambodia after American troops have left. He also said such strikes might be launched at targets more than 21 miles from the Cambodian border, the limit Nixon set for American troop operations. Laird also told the committee he had not anticipated the extent of the protests the Nixon orders would produce. “I did not estimate that as accurately as perhaps I should have as a poltician,” he said. “But I don’t think that anyone could anticipate the situation at Kent Universtiy or some of the other . . . confrontations that have taken place. “I do feel, however, that the support for the President of the United States is very strong,” Laird said. “I believe there is no question that a majority of the American people support the President . . . the desire of the President to destroy the sanctu aries.” Herbert Klein, director of com munications at the White House, said in Chicago U. S. military operations in Cambodia are a “story of success.” He said reports from the battle fields indicate American troops in two weeks have captured some 8.5 million rounds of ammunition and 9,100 weapons at enemy bases. “This was more than was seized in the last year in Vietnam,” he said. The report of captured arms was issued the same day a De fense Department spokesman called an alleged message from Laird to the U. S. commander in Vietnam a “phony.” Newsweek magazine, which said it stood by its story, reported Laird had sent a message to Gen. Creighton Abrams saying the the American public “would be impressed” by the capture of high-ranking prisoners, major enemy headquarters and arms caches in Cambodia. In other areas, the U. S. State Department has endorsed a pro posal by 11 Asian and Pacific nations calling for an Indochina peace conference to preserve Cam bodia’s neutrality. The statement was issued at Jakarta, Indonesia, and urged re activation of international control machinery to preserve Cambodian neutrality. The incursion into Cambodia also prompted Red China to cancel talks with the United States scheduled Wednesday in Warsaw. The Red Chinese state ment cited an “increasingly grave situation” has been created by American action in Cambodia. Senate says members must talk with students Corps unit commanders announced Company and squadron com manders in A&M’s 1970-71 Corps of Cadets have been approved announced Van H. Taylor, next year’s Corps commander of Tem ple. The 35 juniors named to the commands will be cadet majors and will officially assume the posts Aug. 31, when fall semester classes start. New officers will move to the front of their units may 23, how ever, for the second half of Final Review. Unit commanders named will head 19 Army ROTC companies, 14 Air Force ROTC squadrons 6th Battalion, commander announced for next year Creation of a sixth battalion in the 1970-71 Corps of Cadets and selection of a commander have been announced by Van H. Taylor, next year’s corps commander of Temple. He said the 6th Battalion was made necessary by a growing number of cadets in Company H-2, day student corps unit, and increasing enrollment in the Army ROTC two-year program. Commanding the unit and the first day student to attain the tank of cadet lieutenant colonel will be Mickey J. Calverley, pre dentistry major of Arlington. In his command will be Com- Uairenrity NatanaJ Bank a 0n the side of Texas A AM." —Adv. panics H-2, unit composed of married cadets and off-campus residence cadets; 1-2, Army ath letic cadets, and K-2, which will include cadets from the over strength H-2. H-2 will be commanded by Wal ter K. Truett of Houston; 1-2, John R. Stallings, Stephenville, and K-2, Thomas E. Stout Jr., Shreveport, each with the rank of cadet major. “While the main goals of the creation of the 6th Battalion are to give more opportunities of leadership and improve communi cation between day students and athletic students and the main body of the Corps of Cadets, it also will enable a day student to attain the rank of cadet lieuten ant colonel,” Taylor said. and the Maroon and White Bands. The commander of Company L-l is pending. The 1970-71 unit commanders by organization: Company A-l, Frank D. McAl lister of Lamesa; B-l, Kenneth C. Shaw, Weimar; C-l, Thomas D. Bonn, Denison; E-l, Charles N. Simon, Gonzales; F-l, Charles D. Nelson, Columbus; G-l, Bruce A. Krueger, Humble; 1-1, Michael P. Hancock, Highlands; K-l, James M. Hackedorn, Houston; M-l, Joel S. Koehler, Beaumont. Also, A-2, Stephen W. Hughes, San Antonio; B-2, Charles B. Wil liams, Comanche; C-2, William L. Braddy, Fort Worth; D-2, Gary E. Madden, San Antonio; E-2, Richard A. Glomski, San Antonio; F-2, Richard T. Miller, San Saba; G-2, John E. Richardson, Flores- ville; H-2, Walter K. Truett, Houston; 1-2, John R. Stallings, Stephenville; K-2, Thomas E. Stout Jr., Shreveport, La. Squadron 1, Barrett J. Smith, Houston; 2, Edward E. Duryea, Abilene; 3, Lonnie D. Roberts, San Antonio; 4, Randall T. Schul ze, Dickinson; 5, Melvin Hamilton, Lamesa; 6, Robert L. Robbins, Austin; 7, David T. Welsolka, San Jose, Calif.; 8, Robert L. Keeney, Killeen; 9, Dennis K. Chapman, Haskell; 10, Roy E. Sewall, San Antonio; 11, James E. Albritton, Sweeny; 12, David E. Frost, San Antonio; 13, John C. Sanders, Dal las, and 14, Robert H. Matthews, Amarillo. Maroon Band, Mitchell J. Tim mons, Shreveport, La., and White Band, Ralph K. Jenke, Giddings. 3 Ags charged with possession of marijuana Three A&M students and a woman have been charged with possession of marijuana following what Brazos County District Attorney Brooks Gofer called “routine investigations of nar cotics cases.” Charged in Justice of the Peace Jess McGee’s court were Thomas Bechtel, freshman architecture student from Lancaster, Pa.; Richard Potter, third year chem ical engineering major from Indi- alantic, Fla.; Robert Medina, fourth year architecture student from College Station, and Linda Colon of 708 S. Bryan, Bryan. McGee set bond at $1,000 each. By DAVID MIDDLEBROOKE Battalion Editor Student senators at the initial meeting of the 1970-71 senate last Thursday were of the opinion that regular, announced meetings with constituents is something every senator should implement. They passed a resolution to that effect, 44-10. Parliamentarian Michael Ess- myer introduced the resolution, one which would have required senators to meet at least once a month with those they repre sent. Procedures, he said, would be established during the summer by the senate executive commit tee. Later debate brought forth amendments to the resolution changing the “must” to “should” and allowing senators to either hold monthly meetings or estab lish some kind of feedback sys tem. In expressing their opposition to the proposal, some senators argued that such compulsory meetings were not neecssary. The man who holds a senate seat, they claimed, should be willing to take on the responsibility of com municating with his constitu ents. Others, including Kirby Brown, Issues chairman, Charles Hicks, Welfare chairman and Debbie Drashpil (pre-vet) spoke in fa vor of the required meetings. Hicks said that such meeting would mean that every senator would have to go to those he represents. Without required meetings, he claimed, some senators would nev er get around to talking to their constituents. He added that sen ators should also have to make reports on their meetings and, if no meeting were held in a given month, explain the failure to hold a meeting to the senate executive committee. Miss Drashpil agreed with Hicks, adding that the meetings would insure that a person is not a senator just to have a post on the senate. The proposal would, she claimed, assure people of representation, instead of a wasted year as far as the senate was concerned. In other action, the senate Thursday night: —Voted to join the Texas In tercollegiate Student Association for 1970-71, and elected John Sharp, Life chairman, as A&M’s TISA representative for next year. —Appointed an Elections Re vision Committee to look into past election procedures and make recommendations to the senate. —Elected Robert Riggs (sr- Arch) and Gerald Witkowsky (sr- Ag) as the senate’s Election Com mission representatives. Finals schedule Final examinations for the spring semester, 1970, will be held according to the following schedule; Date May 25, Monday May 25, Monday May 25, Monday May 26, Tuesday May 26, Tuesday May 26, Tuesday May 27, Wednesday May 27, Wednesday May 27, Wednesday May 28, Thursday May 28, Thursday May 28, Thursday May 29, Friday May 29, Friday Hour Series 8-10 a.m. Classes meeting MWF8 11-lp.m. Classes meeting MWF12 2-4 p.m. Classes meeting TThSFl 8-10 a.m. Classes meeting MWTh2 11-1 p.m. Classes meeting MWF9 2-4 p.m. Classes meeting M3TTh 10 8-10 a.m. Classes meeting TF2 or TWF3 or TThF3 11-1 p.m. Classes meeting MWF 10 2-4 p.m. Classes meeting TTh 12 8-10 a.m. Classes meeting M4TTh 11 11-1 p.m. Classes meeting MWThl 2-4 p.m. Classes meeting TTh9F2 8-10 a.m. Classes meeting MWF 11 11-lp.m. Classes meeting TF1 Ags head toward NCAA meet with 2 wins in Philly SCOTTY HENDRICKS HAROLD McMAHAN By CLIFFORD BROYLES Battalion Sports Editor The Texas Aggie relay teams Saturday began the stretch drive to the NCAA track and field meet June 20 with a pair of im pressive wins at the Martin Luth er King Freedom games in Phila delphia. The Aggies sprint relay four some of Scotty Hendricks, Mar vin Mills, Curtis Mills and Rockie Woods breezed to the fastest time of the year with a 39.6 as they equaled the time of UCLA set two weeks ago in a duel meet with crosstown rival USC. The mile relay team outlasted Villanova as Curtis Mills over- (See Ags take, page 5)