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Che Battalion
Welcome back
for another year
Vol. 65 No. 135
College Station, Texas
Tuesday, September 1, 1970
Telephone 845-2226
FIRST HOUSING UNIT for the 1970-71 year to polish the statue of Lawrence Sullivan
Ross in front of the Academic Building- is Legett Hall. Members of the Legett Hall class
of ’74 did the polishing last Wednesday, one day in advance of the residents of Walton
Chief predicts national
police system not far
Police Chief Bernard Garmire
of the Miami (Fla.) Police De
partment Monday predicted a
national police system in the
United States unless something:
is done about federal aid.
Garmire, addressing 75 per
sons at the 13th annual Police-
Community Relations Institute,
meeting at A&M, said “develop
ment of a national police system
will not come because law en
forcement officials deliberately
planned it, or because there is a
conspiracy at the federal levels.”
He contended a national police
system will come about by de
“For many reasons, the police
service has been largely ineffec
tive in responding to the needs
of people it serves,” Garmire
He contended a good part of
the responsibility must be borne
by the public and its elected rep
resentatives, for their apathy.
“However, let me hasten to
point out that those who work
within the police service are not
without blame,” he said. “Unfor
tunately, with only a few excep
tions, leadership in the police
service in decades past has been,
to be charitable, acquiescent
about its problems and willing to
live with the status quo.
“Police leadership can be fault
ed because in far too many cas
es, as so-called professionals,
they did not even attempt to live
up to their professional responsi
Garmire averages 75 speeches
a year. He admitted that
throughout his travels he has
“yet to meet one official who did
not believe a national police sys
tem was likely.”
Garmire said the federal gov
ernment has stepped into police
protection because states or
cities could not, or would not,
provide basic needs.
“The people have demanded
action,” he said.
“The federal grant program
for law enforcement carries with
it the false promise of salvation
for a faltering police system,” he
continued. “But the grant pro
gram actually carries with it the
threat of destruction for that
very system.”
1970 Aggielands
here next week
Distribution of the 1970 Ag-
gieland, A&M yearbook, is tenta
tively scheduled to begin Sept.
9, announced University Infor
mation and Publications Director
Jim Lindsey.
Lindsey said the annuals are
scheduled for shipment from
Taylor Publishing Co. in Dallas
late next week.
The Aggieland is normally
available prior to the start of
fall classes, but Lindsey pointed
out classes are beginning two
weeks earlier this year.
The books will be distributed
at the Student Publications Of
fice on the second floor of the
Services Building.
Annuals will be issued only to
students who were enrolled at
Texas A&M on a full-time basis
last spring, Lindsey explained.
He added that each student, ex
cept in the case of married stu
dents, must pick up his owm year
Garmire explained federal con
trols placed on the money will
lead to the national police sys
He suggested that direct grants
to departments were the only
salvation, but noted governors
also did not like to give up their
The former Tucson, Ariz.,
chief, however, declared he feels
national police control is “inevi
Placement office
plans meetings
Texas A&M students expecting
to graduate during the 1970-71
school year and planning to use
the A&M Placement Office serv
ices are urged to attend one of
four placement orientation meet
ings scheduled during the next
two weeks.
Placement Director Robert C.
Reese said the meetings will be
held from 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 2, 3,
7 and 8 in the Memorial Student
Center second floor meeting
“If the current trend contin
ues, jobs are going to be scarce,”
Reese said.
During the meetings Reese will
give hints on how to get maxi
mum benefit from interviewing.
He also will discuss the Place
ment Office operations and serv
ices, available on the third floor
of the YMCA.
Last year 1,200 graduating stu
dents, both undergraduates and
graduate students, registered at
the office, Reese said.
Recruiting by companies begins
Sept. 14, he noted, with 220 firms
sending representatives to the
campus this fall.
The 1971 College Placement
Annual is expected to be avail
able by mid-September, he added.
Singing Cadets conducting
auditions for fall term
The Singing Cadets hold fall auditions in
Room 119 of G. Rollie White Coliseum until
Sept. 11, announced a spokesman for the
group. Auditioners should report between 2
and 4:30 p.m., the spokesman added.
The Singing Cadets begin their 76th year
as the vocal instrument for Texas A&M. In
the 10 years under the direction of Mr.
Robert L. Boone, the Cadets have become
nationally acclaimed through their appear
ances on the nationally televised Miss Teen
Age America Pageant each fall and the
popular Mike Douglas Show.
Invitations to perform have come from
every major city in Texas. Shows have been
presented from College Station to Beaumont
to Galveston to Victoria to Corpus Christi to
San Antonio to Midland to Odessa to El Paso
to Lubbock to Amarillo to Texarkana.
Programs already booked for the coming
year include the Miss Teen Age America
Pageant Dec. 5, two national conventions in
Houston, and the annual performances in
Houston’s Jones Hall and San Antonio’s Hall
of The Performing Arts.
Members of the Singing Cadets come
from every major area of study on the campus
and include both civilian and members of the
Corps of Cadets.
None of the members of the group in the
past have planned to make singing their
career, the spokesman noted. They participate
because they enjoy singing, the fellowship,
and doing something constructive for their
university in way of public relations, the
group’s primary function.
Residence hall staffs
get required course
By Fran Haugen
Battalion Managing Editor
Members of a new educational
psychology class meeting one hour
a week may be called upon to ap
ply the knowledge gained from
the course 24 hours a day.
The students, residence hall
staff members, will read case
studies of psychological behavior,
listen to a panel of former resi
dence hall advisers, and discuss
disciplinary problems such as
drugs and drinking.
“The course now is required for
anyone interested in becoming a
head resident, head resident ad
viser or resident adviser,” Asso
ciate Dean of Students Don R.
Stafford said Monday.
The residence hall staff is se
lected by counselors, who choose
from applicants.
Head residents are graduate
students in charge of a dormitory.
Other staff members are under
graduate assistants to the head
Some residence hall staff mem
bers now are taking the course.
Others, those with class conflicts,
will take it in the spring.
The course, educational psy
chology 485 on the undergraduate
level and educational psychology
685 on the graduate level, will be
taught by Stafford and Don E.
Williams, residence hall counsel
or. They will be supervised by
Dr. Lannes H. Hope, Associate
Education dean, and Dr. Robert
Reilley, assistant professor of ed
ucational psychology.
The course is an extension of
the residence hall staff orienta
tion held Aug. 24 and 25.
The two-day conference was
the civilian parallel to the corps
unit commanders’ conference.
Although the unit commanders
and the residence hall advisors are
together responsible for what goes
on in the residence areas on cam
pus, the difference in structure
of corps and civilian activities
and government prevented the
commanders and advisers from
holding a joint conference, Staf
ford said.
At the conference Dr. Hope
spoke on counseling and guid
Dr. William R. Smith, head of
the psychology department, spoke
on dynamics of group living and
Long distance
phone service
now available
Long distance service to dor
mitory rooms on the centrex sys
tem was activated at 8 a.m. Mon
day, according to Tom Cherry,
vice president for business af
Students in Leggett, Milner,
Mitchell, and Hotard Halls who
wish to have telephones should
contact the telephone company
directly since these dormitories
are not connected to the centrex
Students who indicated on IBM
cards when they picked up room
keys they did not wish to use
the service will have their long
distance service disconnected as
soon as the cards are received
by the telephone company, Cher
ry said.
By following this procedure,
students who desire the long dis
tance service do not have to wait
as long before obtaining use of
the service as had been experi
enced in past years.
how groups are formed. He said
the designated leader of a group
may not always be the actual
leader who emerges. He elaborat
ed on psychological disorders
such as psychoses, neuroses and
simple maladjustments.
Howard Perry, director of ci
vilian student activities, spoke on
student government and activi
ties as they relate to residence
Eugene C. Oates, residence hall
programs adviser, spoke on the
residence hall program.
Seven dorms are participating
in the resident hall program. They
are Leggett, Walton, Davis-
Gary, Law, Puryear, Hughes and
Moore Halls.
The objective of the program
is to provide more activities and
a wider range of activities, Perry
said. The students in each dorm
set a residence hall’s program fee,
usually $5 a semester, to pay for
these activities.
Additional activities of pro
grammed halls include the faculty
fellow program, in which the hall
will choose a faculty member to
participate in activities with it.
“This year several dorms re
quested to be added to the pro
gram, but we didn’t feel they had
a substantial majority (of the
students within the dorm) inter
ested,” Perry said. “We hope all
dorms will eventually get into
the program, but there will prob
ably always be one or two not in
the program. Some people who
come here just don’t want to
Stafford explained administra
tive procedures. Kent Caperton,
Student Senate president, spoke
on student government.
The civilian counselors were in
troduced. These men, profession
al counselors, are Kirby F. Blev
ins, for Schuhmacher, Milner, Ho
tard, Walton; Robert L. Chap
man, Moses, civilian day stu
dents, student apartments; Rich
ard L. Denham, Davis-Gary, Mc-
Innis, Moore, Crocker; Jack D.
Thomas, Legett, Hughes, Fowler,
Keathley, Co. 1-2, Sq. 14; Don E.
Williams, Law, Puryear, Mitchell,
Hart; and J. Malon Southerland,
civilians housed on the top two
floors of dorm 12.
Women may be provided
campus housing in spring
An on-campus dormitory for women is a
definite possibility for the spring semester,
Associate Dean of Students Don R. Stafford
said Monday.
“Dean (James P.) Hannigan and I talked
with (Acting A&M) President (A. R.)
Luedecke who was positive about the idea,”
Stafford said. “He wants to continue the
growth of women’s programs at A&M.”
Stafford explained the main problem in
implementing on-campus housing for women
is space and its control.
“Only 85 percent of the dorms were
occupied last spring, so the problem is mainly
one of shifting people around to get one
completely vacant dorm,” he added.
The dorms which could possibly be
designated as coed housing are limited,
Stafford said. Such a dorm would have to
have rooms arranged in suites, not be on the
residence hall program and not be surrounded
by men’s dorms, he said.
“Schumacher Hall (Dorm 22) probably
has fewer disadvantages than any other one,”
Stafford remarked.
Schumacher Hall presently houses
graduate students, international students and
veterinary medicine students.
Justice Department official
says lesson not yet learned
Law enforcement agencies ap
parently have not learned their
lessons from recent breakdowns
in law and order, a Justice De
partment official contended at
the opening of the 13th Police-
Community Relations Institute
Sunday at A&M.
“Priorities are running oppo
site to reports” by commissions
which have studied the problems
since the 1967 riots, said Gil
Pompa, associate director of the
Justice Department’s Community
Relations Service.
Pompa claimed 58 per cent of
federal funding from the Omni
bus Crime Control and Safe
Streets Act program is spent on
police hardware. “Only two per
cent has been spent on narcotics
problems,” he said.
The Devine, Texas, native and
St. Mary’s University law grad
uate cautioned the law enforce
ment officers that conditions
and attitudes prior to the 1967
Oden now member
riots match the current feelings
in the Mexican - American com
“In my opinion, we must show
we profited from that experi
ence. We must show we’ve got
ten the message,” Pompa said.
Noting many police depart
ments have formed community
relations sections, he observed
that in most cases they were
though of as public relations sec
tions aimed at improving the
image of the police.
Pompa suggested the com
munity relations officers, as well
as all police officers, operate to
help the public.
“Everyone should feel the law
is their protector,” he empha
sized, “not that they are victims
of it.”
He cautioned unless police
remedy the root causes of un
rest in the nation, the country
will become two different Ameri
“In a decade it may be diffi
cult to unite” the majority and
minority groups,” Pompa said.
“The survival of law enforce
ment, as a respected institution,
is in your hands,” he added.
The four-day program is con
ducted by the Police Training
Division of the Texas Engineer
ing Extension Service at A&M.
New Battalion
in use
Beginning with today’s issue,
The Battalion will be distribut
ed in a rack on the first floor
of the Library.
Papers in the rack are in
tended primarily for day stu
dents, but all students are wel
come to make use of the new
distribution point The Battalion
is providing for its readers.
of veterinary staff A&M board member appointed
head of research foundation
Dr. A. J. Oden Jr. has joined
the Veterinary Medicine and
Surgery Department, announced
College of Veterinary Medicine
Dean A. A. Price.
Dr. Oden, a native of Brooke-
smith, will be an instructor on
the faculty.
The 1959 Brookesmith High
School graduate attended Tarle-
ton State from 1959 to 1961,
when he enrolled at Texas A&M.
He received a B.S. degree in ag
ricultural education in January,
KAMU- TV to air show
on Millican Dam proposal
“Viewpoint,” K A M U - T V ’ s
weekly discussion program de
voted to timely items of local in
terest, will explore the contro
versial Millican Dam proposal
Tuesday, announced station man
ager Mel Chastain.
The A&M educational televi
sion station will air the 30-min
ute program at 8:30 p.m.
Presenting the opposing views
will be Bryan contractor Frank
Thurmond, secretary-treasurer of
the Millican Dam Development
Association, and Dr. Richard Bal-
dauf, A&M wildlife science pro
fessor, representing Friends of
the Navasota River.
The program will be narrated
by Harvie Nachlinger, KAMU-
TV’s community news editor.
A&M Board of Directors mem
ber Ford D. Albritton, Jr. of
Bryan has been named president
of The Texas A&M Research
Foundation, a non-profit corpor
ation which administers a large
portion of the university’s re
search activities.
The appointment was an
nounced by Harry H. Moore of
Navasota, the foundation’s board
Albritton takes over the posi
tion left vacant by the March 23
death of Gen. Earl Rudder, who
served as president of A&M more
than a decade.
Incorporated in 1949 to pro
mote scientific research, the
foundation now administers re
search contracts totaling more
than $5 million.
The appointment as founda
tion president is the latest in a
series of top university-related
positions for Albritton, a 1943
Texas A&M graduate.
He is immediate past presi
dent of the Association of For
mer Students. He is currently
a member of the executive com
mittee for the alumni organiza
tion’s board of directors and a
diamond member of the associa
tion’s Century Club, composed of
major donors.
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