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The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 18, 1970, Image 1

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M ^ V < M » k U v£v&>'.'>v ;;av 4 ; ^, v v y..” Battalion Cloudy with SATURDAY — Partly cloudy afternoon rainshowers. Winds South 5 to 10 m.p.h. High 88, low 76. rain SUNDAY — Cloudy afternoon thundershowers. Wind South 12 to 15 m.p.h. High 88, low 72. Vol. 66 No. 12 College Station, Texas Friday, September 18, 1970 Telephone 945-2226 Senate debates pass-fail idea 'BIKE FOR A BETTER CITY” day in New York City m observed Wednesday as about 1,000 persons biked town Fifth Ave. at E. 58th St. The ride was from the foot of Central Park to City Hall in lower Manhatten. Wirephoto) (AP ed zechs hate Russia: Taborsky “I can never imagine how peo- le back there in Czechoslovakia an hate as they hate the Rus hs,” Dr. Edward Taborsky, inner secretary to the Czech mign minister, said Thursday. Taborsky’s talk, titled “East urope Today,” was the first S70-71 Great Issues presentation i the Memorial Student Center lllroom. He stated that East Europe’s irong feelings of nationalism and rang ties to Western culture are he two main factors behind the ■oubles that the Russians are wing with the East European itellites. "They (the people of Eafet Eu- ipe) know what it’s like to lose dependence, to live under for- jn domination. And, whenever m have that situation, you al- lys have a strong form of na- inafism among people, especial- dislike and outright hatred nvhoever is the foreign power at dominates or controls the ea, whether they were the Ger- ans before, or Russians now,” plained Taborsky. The satellites’ strong ties to the est brought about stronger re sentment to the Soviets, he add ed. Eastern writers and artists traveled to the West for inspira tion, and the strong Western in fluence of the West brought about a system of beliefs that were quite different from Russian doctrines, he said. “They always resented the low ly status of satellite control, and whenever they could, they tried to get out of it,” Taborsky said. He explained that Yugoslavia freed itself from satellite status early, and is now an independent Communist nation. Poland, Hun gary, Romania, and Czechoslova kia tried to break away. All fail ed, however, and two of the ef forts (in Hungary and Czechoslo vakia) were put down by Soviet military interference. “A bitter resentment about be ing barred from longstanding traditional contacts with the West, cultural, economical, poli tical” further alienates East Eu rope from Russia, and has devel oped a “complete opposition of writers and many prominent sci entists,” in the areas of arts and sciences, he went on. “When they have to do some thing to please the Soviets, they do the very minimum they have to do,” Taborsky said. An awakening to failures of the Russian communistic system in the sixties brought about great reform in the area of economics. The satellite countries set up “new economic models” that re tained only the public ownership theory of the Russian economic doctrine, and reintroduced the supply and demand theory to the economy, the former Czechoslo vakian administrator said. Taborsky stated that prospects are good for liberal development in East Europe, due to the strug gling economic system of the So viets and their lack of erasing the Western influence from the cul ture of the satellites. He concluded that the Russians, in order to maintain their satel lites, will have to abandon their “Utopian dream” and work on improving internal conditions in Russia and will also have to move towards a less oppressive system. By BILL O’CONNOR Battalion. Staff Writter The Student Senate discussed the feasibility of passing a pass- fail course resolution, voted to assist the Singing Cadets in ob taining a separate fiscal budget from the university, and passed a resolution to help the interna tional students form an associa tion, Thursday night. The Senate also amended the system with which senators will meet with their various colleges during the semester. As the reso lution now stands, Senators will meet in assembly with their con stituents between Oct. 5 and 9, and may only be given leniency on the time period after their case has been reviewed by the executive council. The pass fail course system pri marily the work of Bill Harts- field, senate recording secretary, met with much controversy from the floor. As the senators have only been asked to consider the resolution before any senate action is taken to recommend it at the Oct. meeting, discussion was curtailed. Hartsfield hopes to receive more opinions from students by that time, and has openly expressed his desire to receive them. The pass-fail system, as pre sented to senators reads as fol- students Seniors lows: 1) U ndergraduate classified as Juniors i with a minimum overall Grade Point Ratio of 2.4 shall be per mitted to take six credit hours of electives on a pass fail basis as a part of the hours required for their degree and must state their intention to register on this basis at their initial registration for the semester; but the students have until the end of the official period for adding courses to state their intention to take a course on a pass fail basis. 2) A grade of “pass” (60 or above) shall not be included in the student’s semester or cumulative grade point ratio; a grade of “fail” (below 60) shall be includ ed at 0.0 grade points per credit. Hours taken on a pass fail basis will not be included in the fif teen hours required in designa tion of “distinguished students.” 3) Students who transfer to Texas A&M must have earned at least thirty hours of credit at Texas A&M University before taking a course on a pass-fail basis. 4) If a student decides to ma jor in the subject in which he has taken a course on the pass- fail basis, the college concerned shall decide whether the course may be counted as a part of the student’s major requirements. (5 A student must have the written approval of his academic (See Senate debates, page 2) MSC committees solicit contributions cinema Award - winning to kick off series at 8 Musicians asked Ifo jam sessions dition itch Aggies who are frustrated jazz teicians are invited to come Off their own horns any Thurs- ay night between 9 and 11 at e Memorial Student Center. Thursday is “Jazz Night” at e Basement, A&M’s campus cof- te house. ill we need to get this thing lling is a little publicity and a t of participation,” said Bob Jdecker, vice-chairman of the isement Committee. "Jazz Night” is a recent addi- tn to the Basement’s regular Ngram of folk music, and is isically a “free jam session” to to anyone who wants to take music. Playing Thursday night to a rail group was a trio composed Wayne Sadberry on saxophone id flute, Henry Banks on piano, and Horace Nelson on drums. Banks and Nelson are residents of Bryan, while Sadberry is a sen ior majoring in math, also from Bryan. Sadberry said that he and a few others had been trying to get a regular jazz group together on campus since the fall of 1968, but that they hadn’t had much suc cess. The main problem seems to be getting in touch with people who want to play, he said. “Some nights we can only get two guys together. Some nights we have ten or twelve, but we always have room for more.” Anyone interested should call Wayne Sadberry at 823-8395, or Jay Shapiro, talent chairman of the Basement Committee at 845- 4100. The Fall Film Festival will be gin its 1970 season tonight at 8 in the ballroom of the Memo rial Student Center with the Luchino Visconti film “Rocco and His Brothers.” The film, winner of 22 inter national awards, focuses on the problems of a rural family trying to adjust to life in a busy indus trial city. Admission to this and all other films in the series will be by sea son tickets, which can be purchas ed in the Student Programs Of fice of the Memorial Student Center or at the door. The price is $3.50 for students, and $5.50 for faculty and staff. Included in the series are such films as “You can’t Cheat an Honest Man,” the comedy classic with W. C. Fields and Edgar Ber- gan, to be shown Oct. 2, the anti war film “The Red and the White,” directed by Miklos Jans- co to be shown Oct. 23, and “Through a Glass Darkly,” the winner of both Swedish and American Academy Awards, Oct. 30. November will see such classic films as the Marx Brother’s com edy “Horse feathers,” Nov. 6, and “The Cranes are Flying,” a tragic Russian love story about the Second World War, on Nov. 20. The season will wind up with Gillo Pontecorvo’s “The Battle of Algiers,” winner of eleven inter national film awards, and Alain Resnais’ thriller “La Guerre Est Finie.” The Memorial Student Center (MSC) Council and Directorate— composed of the Great Issues, Contemporary Arts, and Political Forum committees—is awarding patronage certificates for dona tions used in sponsoring their programs, MSC vice-president Bill Webster said today. “Since the university faculty and community receives benefits from our programs, we are ask ing them for donations in order for us to expand our committee programs,” Webster said. The patronage program started Sept. 10 and will run until Oct. 17 to collect the MSC Council goal of $1,500 Webster said. Individual committee goals stand at $700 for Great Issues and $400 each for the Poltitical Forum and Contem porary Arts committees, he add ed. Webster said most of the funds needed to run these committees comes through the Exchange Store advisory committee and from the Exchange Store fund. “We felt we could reach more people by offering our programs free of charge,” Webster said, “We also hope no admission charge will be an added incentive for attendance too.” Two different sizes of certifi cates for donations above and be low ten dollars will be given this year Webster said. “We are going to contact all of the deans of the colleges this week,” Webster said, “and con tact the faculty members next week.” Anyone interested in making a contribution should contact the MSC Student Programs Office at 845-1515. Texas should help industry preserve environment: Smith JSC will request and’s resignation )00 The Graduate Student Council 'M by a two vote margin kursday to request the resigna- ion of President Mickey Land on ke grounds that he is a full time kff member. If Land should agree to resign, f will still be eligible to remain i the council, however. The council was sharply divided S whether a simple majority or two-thirds vote was required to 'tss the motion. A two-thirds Ute is needed to amend the by- iWs, but the representatives fi- % decided that only a majority as needed to make a request. The by-laws state that a mem- |REAT SAVINGS PLAN made en better by new legal rates at RST BANK & TRUST. Adv. ber of the council must be a “bona fide” graduate student taking eight hours of classes. Land is taking 13 hours, but he also is classified as a full time staff member. Wayne Brungard (Ind. Educ.), who introduced the resoution, said that his constituents had voted 21-1 to ask for Land’s resolution. Roger Sindt, (Ag. Eco.) said that the “great majority” of his con stituents also thought Land should resign. Ernie Davis (Ag. Eco.) said that if Land met the qualifica tions for membership then “he is qualified to serve on the executive committee.” The CSC will send Land a letter stating the wishes of the council on the matter. A NEW KIND of hall spirit sign was initiated this week by Moses Hall. The dormitory saluted senior Dave Elemen- dorf this week and plans to salute other players in weeks to come. “We wanted to have a sign that was more foot ball oriented,” resident Raleigh Lane said. (Photo by Lloyd Sneed) Gov. Preston Smith told 300 of Texas’ industrial development leaders Thursday “the state has the responsibility to assist in dustry’s efforts to protect the environment.” Speaking at the opening of the two-day 20th annual Texas Industrial Development Confer ence, Smith claimed industry has provided Texas with the pros perity to aid environmental pro grams. “Texas is on its way to being one of the richest states overall,” he said at the A&M-sponsored conference. Smith said Fortune Magazine’s research showed Texas is num ber one in industrial development and the manufacturing growth “is a whopping 42 per cent great er than second place California.” The governor announced 901 new plants were located in the state during 1969. He said the new plants do not mean smoke stacks to pollute the air or in dustries to kill the fish in Texas rivers and streams. Governor Smith said unre strained development or no development at all is not the answers to quality environment. “It is resource management,” he said. “A beginning has been made by our state toward re source management.” Smith explained the first step is the Coastal Resource Manage ment Program directed through his office. He called the program “a laboratory.” “The techniques and intergov ernmental relationships developed in successfully implementing a resource management program for the Texas coastal zone could determine the basis for environ mental management of the entire state,” Smith observed. “I have recently proposed the creation of an Environmental De fense Fund,” the governor added. “The fund would be used to clean up oil and other hazardous spills, but only if the responsible party could not be located.” Smith said both industry and the state have common interests in the environment. Noting the problems of the large metropolitan areas in the east and Midwest, Smith sug gested that manufacturers are searching for areas to grow where their employes can breathe clean air and their children can play safely in parks. “Texas is that place. Texas is the place where a commuter is a guy who drives 10 minutes to his job,” Governor Smith em phasized. “With all these environmental considerations, let us not cease to emphasize one vital thing. American prosperity has enabled us to begin to rebuild our slums, house our indigent and now pro tect the environment. “That prosperity has arisen largely from American industri al development,” the governor added. Smith pointed out examples of aid from state agencies, the Texas Industrial Development Council and Texas Industrial Commission. He described the Texas Indus trial Commission’s computer service, free for all Texas com munities, as a push-button infor mation system to help a plant locator find the area of the state that fits his needs, and another push will help a city learn of its problems in obtaining new in dustry. Governor Smith called the sys tem “the most complete com puterized information system for industry anywhere.” He emphasized the state has just “scratched the surface in industrial development. “Ten years ago, only 43 per cent of Texas’ employment was supported by industry. Now the figure is 56 per cent. The job has just begun,” Smith said. He pointed out several areas of potential growth, including: —“Although Texas produces 90 percent of the nation’s chemical feedstock for the production of synthetic textiles, not one inch of fabric is made in Texas today. —“Although Texas is tops in manufacturing growth, we are still only eighth as a manufac turing state. —'“Although we located 901 new plants in 1969, there are still towns that are withering, passed by new superhighways and letting the world go on with out them. —“Despite the tremendous manufacturing growth, more than half of the land in our state can still be classed in that ‘vast waste land’ category, although manu facturers in the Northeast are clamoring for breathing room to grow.” The governor concluded that Texas not only has a lot to offer industry, but industry has much to offer the state. Registrar says 14,406 enroll, 1,233 women A record 14,406 students en rolled this fall at A&M, announced Registrar Robert A. Lacey. The previous record, 14,034, was set last fall. Lacey said this year’s total includes 1,233 coeds, up 95. Currents registration also in cludes 381 students enrolled in the College of Veterinary Med icine’s professional program and 95 cadets at the Texas Maritime Academy. Graduate enrollment this year is approximately 2,800, the regis trar said. University National Bank ‘On the side of Texas A&M.” —Adv.