The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 30, 1972, Image 1

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College Station, Texas Thursday, November 30, 1972
He, Who Has A
Thousand Friends,
Has Not
One To Spare.
FRIDAY—Partly cloudy. Wind
northerly 10 to 15 m.p.h. High
61, low 31.
SATURDAY — Partly cloudy
morning; cloudy afternoon.
Wind light and variable. High
68, low 39.
Senate Will Vote On
Student Attorney Plan
A Student Attorney Program
presented by the Student Senate
Legal Rights Commission at the
Nov. 16 meeting will be put to a
Senate vote tonight at 7:30 in
Room 102 of the Zachry Engi
neering Center.
The proposal was worked on
this fall by the commission and
calls for the hiring of a full-time
attorney to represent any and all
A&M students on any legal prob
lems they have.
“The purpose of a university is
to educate students to better con
tribute to and participate in so
ciety, and students’ legal problems
hinder this purpose,” states the
“One of the basic assumptions
of the American Judiciary Sys
tem is that every man knows the
law, when in practice only the
System Directors Approve
Exchange Store Profit Cuts
The Board of Directors has authorized the following
allocations of funds from Exchange Store profits of 1971-72:
“IT’S ALL GONE,” could have been the thoughts of
the two firemen above and to the right as they watched
a home in Wellborn go up in smoke while waiting for water
to be transported by truck to the blaze. Resident John
Gorney said the fire started in the hot water heater.
(Photos by Mike Rice)
APO Installing Flag Wells
Pledges of Alpha Phi Omega
will install new flag wells on New
Main Drive and the Memorial
Student Center parade ground
this week.
The Xi Delta chapter pledge
class project involving more than
40 A&M students will provide for
a more orderly Avenue of Flags
and display of the U.S. colors.
Pledge work will involve drill
ing 131 holes and setting pipes
in concrete to accept the flag
standards, according to Byron
Compton, projects vice president
of the pledge class. The national
service fraternity pledges plan to
complete the work in Thursday
and Friday afternoon and Satur
day morning sessions.
The group will prepare 76 flag
wells each side of the boulevard
between the Administration and
Highway 6. Receptacles for 55
American flags, one each for
Texas A&M exes who died in
World War I, will be installed on
the drill field.
The Avenue of Flags, raised
for campus special events by the
Corps of Cadets, and the drill
field display set up on the same
dates by APO members have been
a TAMU practice since 1969.
Loss of flags due to theft re
quired rearranging flag wells
along New Main Drive.
Materials for the project are
being donated by the Bernath
Construction Co. of Bryan. Ce
ment will be mixed in the Civil
Engineering Concrete Lab and
carried to installation sites by
pickup truck.
Pledges are working with the
technical and administrative as
sistance of Dean of Students
James P. Hannigan, Robert H.
Rucker, Col. Thomas R. Parsons,
Ken Nicolas and Bill Scott, APO
Previous pledge projects at
TAMU have included relocating
and replacing memorial markers
around the drill field and grounds
and building repairs at Hensel
Park. APO fall semester proj-
ects included the Aggie Blood 30.
Drive, home football ticket ex- ^L
change, Campus Chest Fund ^2
Drive and others. 33
The APO pledge class president 34.
is David Skinner of Houston. 35.
Karl Gulick of Miami, Fla., 36.
chaired the project study com- 37.
Accounting Society $
Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow
Agricultural Economics.
Agronomy Society
American Institute of Aeronautics and
Astronautics (AIAA)
American Institute of Industrial Engineers
American Nuclear Society
American Society of Mechanical Engineering.
American Veterinary Medical Association,
Student Chapter
American Association of Landscape Artists
Association for Computing Machinery
Associated General Contractors
Association for Graduate Wildlife and
Fishery Scientists
Collegiate Future Farmers of America.
Dairy Science Cub
Engineering Technology Society
Entomology Club -
Finance Association
Food Science & Technology Society
Forestry Club
Geological Society
Graduate Planning Society
Health & P.E. Majors Club
Horticulture Society
Industrial Education Society
Institute of Electrical & Electronics
Institute of Traffic Engineers, Student
J.T.L. McNew Chapter of American Society
of Civil Engineers
Kappa Delta Pi (Mu Chi)
Marketing Society
National Association of Bioengineers,
TAMU Chapter
National Association of Homebuilders
Petroleum Engineering Club
Physics Club
PHI (Philosophy Club)
Phi Mu Epsilon (Math)
Range Club
(See Profits Distributed, page 4)
trained specialist is fully ac
quainted with the law.”
“Students often need attorneys,
as they have recently left the pro
tection of the home, entering the
adult world without the substan
tive guidance they have been
accustomed to.”
The resolution also says TAMU
has an increasing population of
students requiring an attorney
and the hiring of an attorney is
the most economical way to pro
vide legal insurance to the stu
“There is a growing need for
legal advice and help among stu
dents,” said Layne Kruse, Student
Government president. “Funds
for this legal insurance will be
less than one dollar per year per
student, whereas individual ex
penses for an attorney would
equal to $40 per hour.”
The student lawyer, should he
be accepted, would counsel stu
dents, their dependents and recog
nized student organizations re
questing aid.
According to the proposed plan,
“He shall be available to aid in
matters of contracts, suits, com
plaints, negotiations and any
other activity within the scope of
the legal practice as may be re
The lawyer will represent stu
dents, free of cost (excepting
court costs), in any case of gen
eral student interest. He may
also extend legal services to indi
vidual students forcibly detained
in criminal matters.
“The lawyer will be restricted,”
said Kruse in an earlier state
ment, “in that he will not handle
cases against the University or
students of A&M.”
A selection committee com
posed of the Student Government
president (chairman), University
Rules and Regulations Committee
chairman, the A&M System At
torney, Senate Student Services
Committee chairman and the
Legal Rights Commission chair
man will nominate the lawyer.
“He will be a full time lawyer
interested only in students as to
become an expertise in student
problems,” said Kruse.
A car service center, presented
by Randy Gillespie, vice president
of the Civilian Student Council,
will be discussed by the Senate
to obtain its approval for project
funding from the Student Serv
ices Fee Reserve.
“The center will give students
a place to take their car to work
on,” said Kruse. “It is an indoor
facility to take the place of the
grease racks being removed from
Hensel Park.”
Funding will pay for the reno
vation, equipping and up-keep of
a quonset hut on University
property on Farm-to-Market
Road 60.
The Senate will also vote on
supplementary Student Govern-
(See Senate, page 2)
Kruse Favors $$ Levee For
Funding University Hospital
Student Government President $1,800 needed to pay an attendant
CSC Reps Review New Constitution Tonight
A new constitution which would
abolish the Civilian Student Coun
cil and replace it with a new
association will be voted on by
the CSC Dec. 7.
The CSC will meet tonight to
review the final version of the
constitution before the vote. The
meeting will be at 7 p.m. in Lec
ture Room 2 of the Zachry Engi
neering Center.
“Essentially, the new constitu
tion abolishes the CSC and cre
ates a Residence Hall Associa
tion,” said CSC president Mark
The new association will be rep
resentative of the resident dorm
students and the members of the
assembly will be the dorm presi
Executive officers of the pro
posed association will be a popu
larly elected president, vice-pres
ident of student life, vice-presi
dent of programs, a secretary-
treasurer and a public relations
“The assembly will act as a
judicial authority on reviews and
they will approve all residence
hall constitutions and handle dis
agreements between two or more
halls,” said Blakemore.
“Another reason for the asso
ciation,” added Blakemore, “is to
help the campus move away from
the corps-civilian polarization.”
The CSC is also planning a pro
gram for the recruitment of high
school students. The program will
utilize Aggies home for Christ
mas vacation to talk to students
at their previous alma maters
about attending A&M. Anyone
interested should contact the CSC
or his local high school.
Layne Kruse said Wednesday he
would recommend to the Student
Senate that the University Hospi
tal fee be removed from the stu
dent services fee after this year.
Kruse, speaking at a meeting
of the Student Government Pres
ident’s Advisory Council, said
University President Jack K.
Williams was given approval by
the system’s board of directors
to ask the state legislature to
levee a separate hospital fee.
Williams, he said, wants to
make the hospital fee separate
so the services fee amount could
be reduced.
Kruse likened the proposed
compulsory fee to adding a tax
on students’ bills.
It is possible that even if the
hospital fee is withdrawn from
the $30 services fee, the Senate
could see fit to keep the fee at
the same level to increase funds
for more services.
“This was done at University
of Texas,” said Kruse, “and I
would like to see the same thing
here.” He noted that the Student
Services Fee Allocation Commit
tee is currently researching the
proposed changes.
In other discussion, Civilian
Student Council first vice-presi
dent Randy Gillespie said he
would ask the Senate tonight to
grant him $4,400 for the care
center his organization has put
on the drawing board.
He added that he would request
the Senate to give him another
at the center for working 30 hours
per week. Both sums would come
from the services fee reserve
fund, although the $4,400 figure
would be a one-time thing.
The $4,400 he is requesting
would provide tools, gas, remodel
the center’s office, tool shelves
and gravel. The student car care
center is to be located near Eas-
terwood Airport where two quon
set huts are available for use.
“The cost will also depend on
the amount of student labor avail
able for helping to put the center
in operation,” he said.
The Bad Seed’
To Be Shown
Friday In MSC
“The Bad Seed” will be shown
Friday in the Memorial Student
Center Ballroom at 8 p.m.
The stage production by Max
well Anderson gives a frighten
ingly real portrait of an 8-year-
old murderess.
The film has all the strength
and brilliance of the original play
and contains an originality in
technique and performance that
gives it classic stature.
Tickets for the showing are $1
for students and $1.50 for non
students. All tickets may be pur
chased in the Student Program
Office, MSC, or at the door.
“The Bad Seed” is a presenta
tion of the Contemporary Arts
Committee Film Series.
‘Mother Hen’ Discipline Concept Gone
Staff Writer
“We’ve done away with the
Mother Hen’ concept in regards
to student discipline at A&M,”
said Charles Powell, dean of
men, in a University Machinery
discussion Tuesday night.
A panel consisting of Dean of
Students James P. Hannigan, Dr.
Richard Wainerdi, chairman of
the University Discipline Appeals
Panel, and Powell spoke to a
sparse group of students on “Stu
dent Discipline” in the last of a
series of four discussions spon
sored by student government and
Great Issues.
“The administration leaves
Host of the discipline in dormi
tories up to the resident and dorm
University National Bank
“On the side of Texas A&M.”
advisors,” said Powell. The uni-
versty employs counselors to help
students and to counsel them, but
they do not apply discipline, he
“We have found that there is
more efficiency in enforcing rules
when the students enforce their
own rules,” said Hannigan. “We
have encouraged dorms to set up
judiciaries and many on campus
have already done so. The judici
aries can be set up in whatever
way the dorm chooses and they
handle minor offenses in the
Concerning criminal offenses,
Powell said that students on
campus are subject to suspension
from the university if the offense
is committed on campus and vio
lates university policies.
“Offenses committed off cam
pus are handled by the down
town police and downtown courts.
It is not a policy to punish stu
dents involved in offenses off
campus by action by the uni
versity,” said Hannigan. “If we
feel that a student has committed
a serious offense and he may be
detrimental to other students in
the student body, action may be
Since Powell has served as dean
of men, he said that only three
students have been suspended. “A
great many are placed on proba
tion and we watch their behavior
for a semester. Those that have
been suspended were dismissed
only after their second and third
“The majority of people who
come into our office are looking
for advice on personal, housing
and other problems. Since most
minor offenses are handled by
the dorms themselves, only seri
ous disciplinary problems are re
ferred to the dean of students.
Dr. Wainerdi, speaking on the
UDAP, said the system was as
involved as “a Russian minuet.”
“The Universtiy Discipline Ap
peals Panel,” he said, “is a com
pletely impartial group of faculty
members and students set up two
and a half years ago to hear
cases of students who have been
suspended. There has been no
case brought before the panel in
more than eight months.”
If a student is dismissed, he
has 10 days to appeal for a hear
ing. After talking with the panel,
the student either gets his own
attorney or the panel will give
him an attorney without cost. A
hearing is set up, presentations
are made by the university and
by the student, and the panel
then decides whether the decision
to suspend the student should be
overturned or upheld.
A MID-JANUARY completion date has been set for finishing work on Military Walk
in front of the Academic Building. Gen. A. R. Luedecke, A&M Executive vice-president,
said work speed should pick up over the Christmas vacation period.