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Vol. 67 No. 179
College Station, Texas Wednesday, November 8, 1972
The Man Who Minds
His Own Business
Usually Has A Good One.
THURSDAY—P a r 11 y cloudy
morning’ cloudy afternoon. Rain
late afternoon & night. Wind
southeast 10 to 12 m.p.h. High
72, low 48.
FRIDAY — Cloudy becoming
partly cloudy afternoon. Wind
southeast 5 to 10 m.p.h. Be
coming north 10 to 15. High
71, low 56-
-Ticket Voters Re-Elect Nixon
AP Political Writer
President Nixon swept to tow
ering re-election Tuesday night,
burying Democratic challenger
George McGovern beneath one of
history’s greatest landslides.
But it was the day of the split
ticket, and the voters who gave
Republican Nixon his “four more
years” also guaranteed he would
confront at least two more years
of Democratic control in Congress.
Indeed, with 10 races still in
doubt, the Republicans were actu
ally losing seats in the Senate
they had hoped to take over.
And GOP inroads in the House
were not approaching the massive
gains they needed to take charge
With over 50 per cent of the
nation’s precincts counted, the
popular vote read this way:
Nixon 23,795,541 votes or 62
per cent.
McGovern 13,898,573 or 37 per
That translated to 49 states
with 521 electoral voters for the
President, and left McGovern
with 17 electoral votes, in Massa
chusetts and the District of Co
In his hour of triumph, Nixon
told the nation:
“We are on the eve of what
could be the greatest generation
of peace—true peace—mankind
has ever known.”
“. . . The greatest landslide in
history means nothing unless it
is a victory for all Americans,”
the President said in a nationally
broadcast and televised victory
statement from the White House.
Then, in a hotel ballroom
crowded with his jubilant sup
porters, Nixon declared “the next
four years will be the time we
try to make ourselves worthy of
that victory.”
McGovern conceded his crush
ing defeat in a telegram from his
Sioux Falls, S. D., headquarters,
wiring the President:
“I hope that in the next four
years you will lead us to a time
of peace abroad and justice at
home. You have my full support
in such efforts.”
Then the South Dakota senator
who had campaigned from ob
scurity to nomination to land
slide loss told his supporters to
“play the role of the loyal oppo
He said there is no question
that his campaign had pushed
the nation toward peace.
There was no question that
Nixon’s coattails had helped some
Republicans, notably Rep. Wil
liam Scott of Virginia, who de
feated Sen. William B. Spong Jr.
But it was even more evident
that they hadn’t done a thing
for a good many others.
The national picture:
Electoral vote: Nixon carried
42 states with 425 electoral votes
and led in five states with 89
electoral votes; McGovern carried
one state and the District of
Columbia with 17 electoral votes
and led in 0 state. Needed to win:
270 electoral votes.
See National Results, page 9
Senate at stake 33, majority
51; Republicans won 9 and had
26 holdovers, for a total of 35;
Democrats won 13 and had 41
holdovers, for a total of 54. Net
gain 2 Democrats with 11 races
House 435 seats, majority 218:
Republicans won 118 seats, Dem
ocrats won 181 seats. Net gain
6 Republicans with 136 races un
Governors 50, at stake 18: Re
publicans won 4 and had 12 hold
overs, for a total of 16; Demo
crats won 8 and had 20 hold
overs, for a total of 28. Net
gain 1 Democrat with 6 races
Nixon trounced McGovern in
almost all the populous, indus
trial states where the Democrat
had concentrated his campaign
The President carried New
York. Pennsylvania, Ohio, heavily
Democratic Rhode Island, Mc
Govern’s own South Dakota.
He swept every one of the five
Southern states carried by Ala
bama Gov. George C. Wallace
four years ago.
There were millions of votes
to be counted, but in the partial
tally Nixon was surpassing the
greatest popular landslide ever
recorded, the 61.1 per cent by
which former President Lyndon
B. Johnson trounced Republican
Barry Goldwater eight years ago.
So, after suffering the narrow
est of presidential defeats to the
late John F. Kennedy 12 years
ago, and winning a minority
verdict over Hubert H. Hum
phrey in 1968, Nixon had his
mandate and his four more years.
Briscoe Downs Grover
In Governor’s Contest
I “WHAT THE . . . ?” could have been a thought going
jthrough the University of Texas’ mascot’s mind as he took
a ride through the Corps quadrangle at about 5 a. m. Tues
day. ‘Bevo IX’ was returned under police escort later in
the day to Austin. (Photo by Neal Skinner)
UT Longhorn Mascot, 4 Bevo IX,’ Found Tuesday At A&M
iryan Art*
Jirla’ Don*
versity of Texas Longhorn steer
mascot, was recovered in College
Station Tuesday after a short
Texas A&M officials ques
tioned four Aggie freshmen about
Bevo, who had just celebrated
his fifth birthday when he was
taken from a pen Sunday night
or Monday morning.
Bevo’s recovery may provide
material for another “Aggie
joke” as law officers claim they
were able to locate the steer be
cause an Aggie left his name and
address after four Aggies rented
a trailer in Austin.
Officers traced Bevo’s where
abouts through the name and
address on the trailer receipt.
Bevo was taken from a pen
about five miles southeast of
Austin. He was returned Tues
day to a secluded area, also near
“A longhorn steer this age,
this color, this tame ... is really
rare and worth a lot of money,”
said Charles Schreiner, president
of a campus service organization
Silver Spurs which takes care of
the steer.
Last month five Rice Univer
sity students were apprehended
by state police as they were lead
ing the mascot out of his pasture
into a trailer.
They said they had planned to
hide him until the Rice-Texas
Yell Leader Issue Put On Referenda
i Mod-
The Student Senate will con
duct a referendum Nov. 15 to
help determine the positions of
the National Student Lobby on
issues and to decide what classes
will be able to vote on yell leader
“The yell leader referendum
deals with the electorate,” said
Fred Campbell, chairman of the
Senate rules and regulations
committee. “The question on the
referendum will ask whether the
three senior and two junior yell
leaders should be elected by the
whole student body or by their
Campbell also said this is the
only part of the yell leader policy
to he voted on for a change.
The NSL referendum is being
voted on by students throughout
the country on the following
Increase in financial aid given
directly to students by Congress;
assistant funding by Congress
for day care centers on campuses
Prison Release Policies Is
Topic For PF Presentation
Texas Senator W. E. (Pete)
Snelson of Midland will speak
Thursday at A&M on the need
for tighter prison release policies.
A. presentation of the Political
Forum noon series, Sen. Snelson’s
talk will present the opposing
stance to an earlier address by
former Texas Department of Cor
rections director Dr. George J.
The program follows a Wed
nesday noon series view of intel
ligence and presidential decision
making by retired Army Gen.
Maxwell D. Taylor. The Snelson
presentation is a public-free
event, announced Political Forum
chainnan Mike Lindsey.
Senator Snelson, a 12-year state
lawmaker, was elected President
Pro Tern of the Senate at the
close of the 62nd Legislature. He
was also chosen for the third
position in line of succession to
the governorship for the special
and interim sessions.
The owner of a Midland adver
tising agency first served in the
for children of students, faculty
and staff; and control by the
U. S. Price Commission on the
costs of tuition, room and board
at public and private universities.
More issues are discount fares
on airlines for persons over 65
and under 22; voter registration
by mail to increase voter partici
pation; repeal of state laws pro
hibiting abortion; all-volunteer
military forces; and conversion
to a civil-science based economy.
Other issues are control of
multi-national corporations’ pos
sible influences on U. S. foreign
policy; ceasing foreign aid to
African colonies; and establish
ment of a national health insur
ance system including subsidiza
tion of student health insurance
Univenity National Bank
“On the side of Texas A&M/’
legislature as a representative,
elected in 1960. Texas’ largest
senatorial district has since sent
Snelson to Austin as a senator.
The former UT-E1 Paso jour
nalism professor and Odessa Col
lege vice president served as
chairman of the oil and gas com
mittee in the 62nd Legislature.
He was vice chairman of educa
tion and the local and uncontested
calendar committees and chair
man of the permanent subcom
mittee on public education.
His other committee work was
in finance, state affairs, admin
istration, agriculture and live
stock, claims, constitutional
amendments, environmental mat
ters, redistricting, nominations,
transportation, water and conser
vation. Snelson also is a member
of the five-man Senate General
Investigating Committee.
The father of four was at one
time sports editor of the El Paso
Times. He was president of the
Texas Jaycees in 1957, honored
by the U. S. Jaycees as the “Out
standing State President” and has
been a member of Lions Interna
tional since 1952. Snelson is also
a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Ma
and campus clinics.
“No matter how many students
vote, it will be as though they
were casting the vote for the
whole student body,’ said Barb
Sears, chairman of external af
The percentages of how the stu
dents vote will be sent to NLS
headquarters in Washington.
“The referendum method is
used so that the results be a
representation of the school and
not the student government,” said
In the past, NSL supported
the Hatfield Amendment, 18-
year-old vote, child day care and
development centers, sub-mini-
mum Wage for students and the
higher education bill.
Results Of Fish Elections Given;
Knape Grabs President Position
By The Associated Press
It was 1 o’clock in the morn
ing when word reached Uvalde
rancher Dolph Briscoe that he
finally appeared the winner over
Republican Henry Grover in the
Texas governor’s race.
Briscoe the Democratic stand
ard bearer, was calm and a little
bit cautious after a hectic Tues
day night tug-of-war in the re
turns: “Yes, I feel optimistic,”
he said, “but a lot of votes are
still out and it is still too early
to say a definite trend has been
established. The counting is slow:
but I think my position will im
prove now.”
Grover waited most of the
night at the Rice Hotel in Hous
“If we’re behind, we’re be
hind,” he said. “I don’t like to
hear it. I said all along that the
rural vote would hurt us.”
Grover took an early lead in
the tabulations and then jostled
for the edge, juggling a few
thousand votes long after mid
night until Briscoe began pull
ing ahead. Ramsey Muniz, an
enterprising newcomer with a
Raza Unida party, polled better
than 5 per cent of the vote and
Debby Leonard, the Socialist
Workers entry, had marginal
support. The votes for Muniz
clearly cost Briscoe some im
portant support from Mexican-
Americans, and helped Grover
keep the contest close.
Late returns showed Briscoe
scored heavily in the rural areas,
where he led by more than 100,000
votes. In contrast, Grover domi
nated the metropolitan areas with
a 100,000-vote edge. They ran
about even in the urban areas.
At 11 p.m., while Briscoe was
awaiting returns at his Uvalde
headquarters, he was told one
television network had picked
“It’s too early for them to
tell,” was all Briscoe had to say.
Grover, a former Houston
school teacher and state legislator
for 12 years, had hoped for a
ride on the Republican band
wagon. He would have become
the first Republican governor in
100 years, when E. J. Davis
served from 1870-74 during the
The Republicans sent U. S.
Sen. Tower back to Washington,
kept Bob Price in the U. S. House
and upset veteran Democratic
House member Earle Cabell with
a victory by Alan Steelman.
Tower won re-election over
Barefoot Sanders, the Democratic
candidate, the issue decided when
Tower had about 54 per cent of
the vote, Sanders 45 per cent and
Flores-Amaya, La Raza Unida
candidate, with one per cent.
These were elected, all Demo
crats :
Bill Hobby for lieutenant gov-
(See Texas Voters, page 3)
Worldwide Changes Predicted
For Universities By Williams
A&M President Jack K. Wil
liam predicted drastic changes in
university systems worldwide by
the year 2001 Tuesday night in
the third University Machinery
lecture series.
Williams said that in 30 years,
and if A&M had an enrollment
of some 40,000, it could plan on
one-third female, with a much
smaller corps arrangement of
“hard working professionals
studying military science — and
I emphasize science.” He predict
ed an enrollment of around 25,000
students by 1985.
In the next 30 years A&M will
change as much as it has in the
past 100 years, according to Dr.
Williams. The lecture system will
be obsolete. Classes will be pro
grammed with teachers used more
as merely tutorial aides.
Williams predicts that the col
lege calendar will not be valid
by the year 2001. It will not be
necessai*y to enter college at 18
and follow a nine-month program
for four consecutive years to ob
tain a degree, he said. A bache
lor’s degree could be obtained in
as much as three years time, he
Geographical location will not
play such an important part in
the college degree in the future,
said Williams. A doctoral degree,
for example, could encompass as
many as four or more campuses.
Competition among universities
will go out with highly scattered
Curriculums will not be as
faculty-inspired in the year 2001,
said Williams. Students will
choose their own course of study.
Colleges will be more specialized
in that they will offer more ex
clusive classes in each college.
Schools will become larger and
more impersonal, he said.
By 1985, tuition will be $12-
15,000 per year, said Williams.
There will be no private schools
which are not supported at least
partly by the state. Freshmen and
sophomores will be included in
junior colleges, while upper class-
men will be in senior colleges
such as A&M.
One change, he said, possibly
drastic to many, will he that uni
versities will not compete in foot-
(See Williams, page 2)
The turnout of voters for
freshman elections was not above
normal, said Steve Vincent, chair
man of the election board after
the votes were tabulated Tuesday.
The election was held for fresh
man senators and freshman class
According to Vincent, freshman
officers only plan the class dance.
“Both senators and officers may
take their offices immediately.”
Freshman president for the ’71-
72 year is Greg Knape, winning
with 237 votes. Other candidates
were Philip Bohlman (180), Mike
Flowers (62), Ronald Hilton
(34), Lee Steinle (18) and Steve
Williams (84).
Andrea Hur took the position
of vice-president with 176 votes.
Also running for the vice-presi
dential spot were Ralph Gholson
(67), A1 Jackson (73), Cindy
Murray (145) and Stephen C.
Smith (164).
Secretary-treasui’er is Vito Pon-
zio, who won with no competition
except write-ins with a vote of
484. The only write-in for this
position having over 10 votes was
Mark Probst, tallying 16 votes.
Carole Bauer came in first for
social secretary with a marginal
vote of 371 while her only com
petition, J u d i Gundersheimer
came in with 201 votes.
Six freshman senators were
elected by majority votes. These
are: Jeff Dunn (363), Kathy
Morgan (339), Michael Thomas
(291), Jenni Guido (249), Chris
Lawson (220) and Bill Fisher
Other freshman running for
senator were as follows: Lupe
Arguello (60), Mark Crowe (185),
Roger Denton (96), Tony Galluc-
ci (97), Judi Gundersheimer
(179) , William A. Kinney (87),
Margie Lister (124), Phillip Stan
ford Newton (76), Michael Phil
lips (182), Sam Terry (171), Lar
ry Walder (167), John Weber
(180) and Rick Yeager (163).
HEAVY VOTING and long lines were characteristic of Tuesday’s election, at least at
Precinct 9 at A&M Consolidated High School. Some were puzzled by the poll’s not open
ing at 7 a. m. and County tax assessor Frank Boriskie said it is the county’s prerogative
to open at 7 or 8 a. m. (Photo by Gary Baldasari)