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Che Battalion
Vol. 66 No. 4
College Station, Texas
Friday, September 4 1970
Saturday—Partly cloudy, some
rain. Winds southerly 8~10 m.p.h.
High 95, low 73.
Sunday — Partly cloudy with
some rain. Southerly winds 8-10
m.p.h. High in the middle 90s, low
in the low 70s.
Telephone 845-2226
Coed dorm, pass-fail
favored by students
HIGH-SPEED CONFUSION is what appears to be taking place during a workout as the
Aggie football team prepares for a rugged season that begins with the Wichita State
game Sept. 12 at 7:30 p. m. on Kyle Field. (Photo by Steve Bryant)
Graduate council president
now staff, may lose position
Battalion Staff Writer
The Graduate Student Council
(GSC) tabled a motion Thursday
which may remove President
Mickey Land from the GSC be
cause of a change in his schol
astic status.
Land and Herb Gersbach (BA)
told the council that they are now
classified as staff member of the
university rather than graduate
GSC by-laws state that a coun
cil member must be a graduate
student carrying no less than
eight hours. Gersbach is register
ed for six hours and Land is
taking 12 hours.
AUSTIN UPi—Rep. Harold Da
vis of Austin said Thursday he
would introduce a bill in next
year’s legislature that would
raise non-resident tuition at state
colleges from $250 to $1,400 a
. Davis told the West Austin
Rotary Club the increase would
"help pick up the tab for the
campus riots in which so many
of them out-of-state students
This would add $30 million a
[year in revenue, Davis said, but
he also stated he did not know
The council voted to let Gers
bach remain a member until the
end of the scholastic year. Unless
his status reverts back to grad
uate student, he will not be eli
gible for reelection.
The council named Land as
acting president until the next
meeting Sept. 17 when a vote of
the full council will be taken.
In other action, Wayne Brun-
gard, chairman of the communica
tions committee, said that the new
handbooks should be available in
“two or three weeks.”
The pamphlet will cover inform
ation of interest to graduate stu
dents that is not found in any
other university publication, he
how many out-of-state students
are enrolled in Texas’ public col
leges and universities.
“I think you will see a dif
ferent climate in the next leg
islative session,” Davis said.
“There will be stricter riot con
trol legislation considered and
more bills passed regarding dem
Texas has been relatively free
of campus disruptions. The 1969
legislature enacted several strict
measures designed to suppress
said. The Former Students Assn,
will print the handbooks and Dean
of Students James P. Hannigan
has approved $100 from the Par
ents Fund to meet costs, Brungard
He aslo said that an orienta
tion session for all new graduate
students will be sponsored by the
council Sept. 15 at 4 p.m. in Bio
logical Sciences 113.
New professors
join department
The addition of two new fac
ulty members to the Department
of Mechanical Engineering has
been announced by Dr. C. M. Sim-
mang, head.
The new assistant professors
are Dr. William A. Munter and
Dr. C. E. Nuckolls. Both have
research assignments with the
Texas Engineering Experiment
Station also, Simmang said.
Munter, whose fields are fluid
mechanics, thermodynamics, and
heat transfer, received his Ph.D.
from the University of Oklahoma
in 1969. He taught at that school
and worked for Dresser Engi
neering and Noble Drilling Com
pany previously.
Nuckolls also taught at Okla
homa and received his Ph.D. there
in 1970. He has industrial ex
perience with Sandia Corpora
tion. Fields of interest are me
chanics and design.
Non-compulsory board and
laundry, an on-campus dorm for
women and a pass-fail grading
system for some courses were
preferred by a majority of stu
dents polled last spring by the
Student Senate.
The questionaires containing
20 questions in three categories
were offered to students as they
registered for fall classes. They
were filled out by 3,312 students.
A majority of the students re
plying did not prefer the legali
zation of marijuana or U. S.
troop pullout in Vietnam.
Slightly over 50 per cent of
those answering said they thought
students through the Student
Senate should have a voice in the
selection of a new A&M presi
A report of the results by Sen
ators Bill Hartsfield and John C.
Key stated:
“We believe that the results
of the opinion poll could conceiv
ably change if a greater number
of students had participated in
the poll, especially with respect
to those questions in which the
difference between “yes” and “no”
responses is relatively small. Nev
ertheless, the results of the can
vassing may be construed as a
fairly accurate indicator of stu
dent opinion regarding those is
sues with which the students are
most concerned and reasonably
well informed.”
Hartsfield and Key also men
tioned that a number of the ques
tions had been criticized as mis
leading, poorly worded or unan
swerable by a simple “yes” or
The results, question by ques
As a student at Texas A&M
University do you prefer—
1. Off campus University-gov
erned housing for women? Yes,
53%; no, 47.9%.
2. A girls’ dorm on campus ?
Yes, 82%; no, 18%.
3. A co-ed dorm similar to the
new one at T.U.? Yes, 65%, no,
4. Non-compulsory board (at
higher cost for those who eat on
campus)? Yes, 61%; no, 39%.
5. Non-compulsory laundry?
Yes, 75%; no, 25%.
6. A coop-non-profit book store
(realizing that there would be
no Exchange Store profits avail
able for club aid)? Yes, 67%; no,
7. A ‘fish’ parking lot off-cam
pus across the track? Yes, 63%;
no, 37%.
8. Lockers on campus for day
students? Yes, 73%; no, 27%.
9. A pass-fail grading system
for some courses? Yes, 80%; no,
10. A University Women’s rep
resentative as an ex-officio mem
ber of the Senate? Yes, 75%; no,
11. Would you be willing to
pay more for room and replace
such dorms as Hotard and Legget
with newer ones? Yes, 45%; no,
12. Do you prefer the legaliza
tion or use of marijuana? Yes,
29%; no, 71%.
13. Do you prefer U.S. troop
pullout in Viet Nam? Yes, 44%;
no, 56%.
14. Do you feel the students
through the Student Senate should
have a voice in the selection of a
new A&M President? Yes, 56%;
no, 44%.
15. Do you feel that the Texas
A&M Young Democrats should
have taken the liberty to censure
Texas A&M? Yes, 31%; no, 69%.
16. The “Aggieland” now costs
$6.00 by being compulsory. If non-
compulsory, and less people or
dered it, the cost might be as
high as $12.00 and perhaps if
circulation drop might cause it
to be discontinued. Under these
circumstances, would you like to
make the purchase of the Aggie
land non-compulsory? Yes, 24%;
no, 77%.
17. Do you think the Black stu
dents should have a new and sep
arate organization on campus?
Yes, 40%; no, 60%.
As it was brought to the at
tention of the Student Senate at
Battalion Editor
Students buying books at the
Exchange Store have noticed
something different—prices are
not visible on most of the books.
By holding the book under an
ultraviolet light, however, check
out clerks can readily see how
much to charge the student.
The reason: the price is stamp
ed on a book with a special ink
visible only under the UV light.
The system is a new one, still in
the process of being fully em
ployed, DeHart Howard, book
manager, told The Battalion
DeHart said the method was
being used to cut losses. Many
hooks are sent back to the pub
lisher, he said, either because the
title was over-ordered or was
dropped from the required book
Under the old pricing system,
DeHart said, where gummed tags
with the price on them were at
tached to the book, the tags had
to be removed before the books
could be returned.
“We lose money coming and
going,” he said. “If there is the
least little mark on the book, the
publisher won’t take it back. We
could sell the hooks to whole-
a recent meeting that the build
ing of the annual Bonfire is a
contributing factor to the destruc
tion of the ecological balance of
this area and that the tremen
dous amount of work and plan
ning which goes into bonfire
could possibly better be chan
nelled into some more constructive
effort which would more ade
quately represent the true Aggie
Spirit, we solicit your opinion on
the following:
18. Do you favor continuing
the Bonfire as it is presently con
structed ? Yes, 61%; no, 39%.
19. Would you favor reduction
in the size and scope of the Bon
fire ? Yes, 31%; no, 69%.
20. Would you favor the redi
rection of the Bonfire effort into
a more constructive area, i.e.,
slum clearance, clean-up projects,
etc.? Yes, 45%; no, 55%.
The questionaire was prepared
by Grievance Committee Chair
men Marcus Hill and Jimmy Wea
salers, but we make next to no
With the “invisible” price on the
book, publishers have no reserv
ations about taking the books
back, DeHart said, and time and
labor are saved because nothing
has to be removed from -the books
—they’re just packed and ship
DeHart noted prices are marked
on some of the cards attached to
the bookshelves, giving the course
number the book is for, the title
and the author. He admitted this
is not the case for all books yet,
but said the problem will be cor
rected within another month,
when the back-to-school rush sub
He also said UV lights will be
placed in the aisles soon, so even
if the price is not marked on a
book’s card the shopper can put
the book under a light and read
the price.
The book manager also pointed
out the store has been rearrang
ed, giving more space to hook
stocks. This was done last spring,
by Exchange Store employes, aft
er hours and during weekends.
University National Bank
“On the side of Texas A&M.”
Sewers installed
2 streets affected
Campus streets, which have been scarred for so long by
the installation of new sewerage lines, are well on their way
to recovery, according to Harold Carter, A&M construction
manager. Only one street is currently closed.
The two streets most affected are Ross and Spence,
where new cooling water lines are being installed. A portion
of Ross is currently closed. Construction is now in progress
along the area adjacent to the west side of Spence.
The lines, the cause of all the confusion, are part of a
new waste treatment system for the campus. The system will
also include a new treatment plant, to be located near
Easterwood Airport. Current estimates set the completion
date for sometime next spring.
The cooling water lines, which are being installed in
Ross and along Spence streets, will provide cooling water for
the air-conditioning of new dorms.
Legislator plans to propose
$1,150 out-of-state tuition hike
Price goes on,
remains unseen
Has the Battalion fairly represented the civilians?
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The inquiring Battman
Mike Dingus
“I’ve seen very little coverage
| °n civilians in the past and expect
I the same in the future.”
Dave Mayfield
“I think it is the purpose of
any school newspaper to cover all
aspects of student life fairly and
equally. Unfortunately, The Bat
talion has somethimes believed in
the ‘separate but not always
equal’ theory of reporting.
Gary Henley
“It was slanted, if at all, to
ward corps activities; however,
civilian activities are not overly
numerous or exciting as of yet.”
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Emmet H. White
“I think the coverage has been
very superficial and lacking in
depth in all areas. Last year was
a marked improvement over the
past four years.”
Mary Dillingham
“It has been lousy. The only
coverage is usually deragatory,
especially about women.”
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Steve Hughes
“I think coverage favors civil
ians to a certain degree because
of certain corps activities that al
most require coverage; i.e., civil
ian activities are created. This
creates the impression that cover
age for civilians is personal.
Chip Brees
j unior
“Coverage of civilians has been
less than adequate. The batt is
not representative of the student
body as a whole; it is slanted to
ward administration.”