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Vol. 67 No. 194 College Station, Texas Friday, December 8, 1972
Intellect Is
Invisible To The
Man Who
Has None.
FRIDAY — Considerably cloudy
with light rain and drizzle to
day and tonight. Slowly rising
temperatures. High 53, low 41.
SATURDAY — Cloudy with
light rain and drizzle. High of
PILED HIGH for studies are the books of most stu
dents, many of whom may be seeing their first weekend
at A&M as they prepare for the semester’s first exams.
Items From Metals Course
Students are reminded the library will be open 88 straight
hours next week for last-minute cramming. (Photo by
Gary Baldasari)
Engineering Students To Sell Ideas
Could you use a half-ton capa
city aluminum sawhorse that
folds for storage and transport,
or a briefcase-size oil pan carried
like a suitcase? *
A&M students in an engineer
ing technology course plan to put
on the market the devices they
engineered, designed and fabri
The uniquely handy items came
out of a metal forming and fabri
cation course instructed by J. T.
Highly usable products from
the course also include a pickup
truck spare tire rack, removable
fireplace barbecue grill and jack
stand for a “dirt bike” motor
Simplicity of use and manufac
ture is the key element of the va
rious products. The items chosen
and worked out by the 45-mem
ber class are things they them
selves would use. Any do-it-your
self homeowner would find sev
eral appropriate for his workshop.
“I’ll take the first two,” Engi
neering Technology Department
Aggie Christmas Program
Planned For Monday Night
Texas A&M’s annual Christinas Lights Program will be held at 7:30
p.m. Monday on the east steps of the System Administration Building.
Corky Houchard, president of the Student ‘Y’ Cabinet, said the
non denominational service will feature Christmas greetings by Tom D.
Cherry, vice president for business affairs, and student readings-
Christmas music will be sung by the Singing Cadets and the New
Tradition Singers, both directed by Robert Boone. Carol books and
candles will be provided to participants, Houchard noted, for group
Student Y members will decorate the east steps with lights Monday
afternoon. Houchard noted the lights will be turned on each evening
through Dec. 31.
head Dr. Everett R. Glazener said
of the aluminum sawhorse, a
rock-steady three-piece carpen
ter’s accessory that folds into a
package smaller than most auto
bumber jacks. It was the work of
a five-student team composed of
Bret Rice of Baytown; Sam
Ralph, Clifton; Dan Noyes, Hous
ton; Keith Palmer, Alvin, and
Roger Saenz, Pearland.
A unique oilpan designed by
Doug Cox of Dallas, Scott Craig,
Phoenix, Ariz.; Basil Cessna, Lib
erty, and Ronald Depin, South
Houston, rolls under a car to
catch up to 14 quarts of crank
case or transmission oil or to
drain a radiator.
A 15 by 15 inch “can” that
stands five inches high when used
to catch draining oil or water,
the receptacle can be picked up
like a valise without losing any
fluid. A half-inch drain plug on
the “bottom” of the canister in
the carry mode allows the user
to dispose of oil or water at his
The group agreed that the de
vice “like a bit bucket on its
side” could be carried in a car
without sloshing out any of the
contents until a proper disposal
point could be reached. It would
enable a person looking after his
Obscenity Is Proved Equal To Mom, Apple Pie
“Is obscenity as American as
mom and applie pie?” was the
question brought before the pub
lic in Thursday’s third Lincoln
Union Debate.
The debate argued both the af
firmative and the negative as
pects of the issue. The affirma
tive side boasted that obscenity
was indeed American and won the
most converts in the final vote
at the end of the debate.
Strongly supporting the nega
tive side were Cheryl Klos, Roger
Knight and Mike Perrin. They
put forward the argument that
obscenity was not as American
as apple pie and mom. For the
most part, they concluded, obscen
ity is imported and therefore,
“If you want to be obscene, you
go to Sweden . . . nobody comes
to America to be obscene,” said
Klos. “We’ve taken mom and
apple pie to heart,” said non
believer Perrin. “We still import
most of the obscene and dirty
movies, books and literature.”
Bike Registration Fee Cut
The bicycle registration fee
has been reduced from $3 per year
to $1.50, announced Dean of Stu
dents James P. Hannigan.
Hannigan said students who
have previously paid the $3 fee
may obtain a refund by making
application at the University Po
lice Office. About 900 students
paid the $3 fee, he added.
The dean urged students who
have not registered their bicycles
to do so as soon as possible, now
that the fee question has been re
The $3 bike registration fee, ap-
University National Bank
“On the side of Texas A&M.”
proved by the board of directors
last summer upon the recomenda-
tion of the faculty-student Uni
versity Traffic Panel, has been
a controversial subject through
out the fall. Numerous students
balked at the $3 fee, claiming it
was too high.
Several groups, including the
Student Government, have review
ed the fee, particularly in light of
the needs for revenue to be gen
erated from the assessments. The
fees are to be partially used to
purchase bike racks at key loca
tions on campus.
The final decision was, that by
modifying the plan to purchase
and install the racks, the fee
could be reduced to $1.50.
The affirmative side, led by
Lloyd Broussard, Mike Wagner
and Keith Brown returned with
the fact that obscenity and ob
scene language are an American
way of life.
When the negative side said
that Americans had not concen
trated their spirit and industry
behind obscenity like they have
with mom and apple pie, Wagner
retorted, “Prostitution is now a
billion-dollar industry, which I
venture to say is more than Sara
Lee makes selling apple pie.”
The affirmative side had the
clear advantage when it used the
rulings of the Supreme Court.
“Chief Justice Douglas stated,”
said Broussard, “that people have
the right to be obscene.”
“There are approximately 30
million mothers in the United
States,” said negative supporter
Knight, “and approximately 50
types of apple pie, surely there
are not that many forms of ob
“More than 5,000 words listed
in the Dictionary of American
Slang are listed as ‘extreme vul
garism’,” said Wagner. “It only
goes to show that obscenity is as
deeply rooted in our society as
mom and apple pie.”
Broussard summed up obscen
ity as American by saying “it
came over on the Mayflower.”
Campus Plan Group
Picked By Williams
own car-care needs to change the
oil in his own driveway without
spilling oil on the concrete.
They made the can out of 22
and 24-gauge metal, four light
production casters, a metal draw
er handle and %-inch drain plug.
“On the production line, the
bucket could be made in two parts
very easily in about 30 minutes,”
commented Cox, who fathered the
idea. “It would require only spot
welding and soldering, a hot dip
paint job and would retail, we
figure, for perhaps $9 or $10.”
The sawhorse would go for
about half again as much, Rice
and his co-workers estimate.
Though similar to a steel saw
horse that retails for $34 a pair,
the aluminum version weighs con
siderably less.
“Constructed of the right gauge
aluminum that would still meet
(See Engineering, page 2)
Spring Rooms
May Be Reserved
Students requesting a different
room or hall for the spring semes
ter should come by Room 101 of
the Housing Office of the YMCA
between 1 p.m. Monday and 5 p.m.
These requests apply only to
students who pre-registered for
the spring semester or were
blocked by their dean and were
unable to secure the hall of their
choice at that time.
The list will be processed on a
first-come, first-serve basis. Stu
dents requesting these changes
should check with the Housing
Office before the semester break
to see if they have been reas
Staff Writer
An advisory committee to co
ordinate future campus planning
and hear student ideas in future
planning decisions has been ap
pointed by A&M President Jack
K. Williams.
The committee, composed of
eight faculty members and ad
ministrative officials and three
students, was formed after
months of work and investigation
by the newly-formed Student Sen
ate Campus Planning Committee,
according to Nick Jiga, chairman
of the Senate committee and
member of the advisory group.
“We hope that through this
advisory committee, headed by
Gen. A. R. Luedecke, we will be
able to let the administration
know that students are interested
in the future expansion and
growth at A&M,” said Jiga. “We
hope the committee will function
as a channel through which inter
ested students can voice their
Jiga said he first became aware
of the need for student involve
ment in campus planning last
summer. The parking lots ad
jacent to the Systems Building
were being approved at the time.
The Student Senate unanimous
ly passed a resolution denouncing
the lots. The resolution was for
warded to the administration, no
action to communicate to the stu
dents was made and work on the
parking lots was started.
“We felt students had no voice
at all in decisions concerning cam
pus design,” said Jiga. “The lots
detracted from campus attractive
“I started making inquiries,
but everyone seemed to be quite
vague on exactly who had the
powers to decide what,” said the
senior environmental design ma
jor. The construction now under
way is under the direction of Gen.
“We decided to start looking
for a way students could get in
volved,” continued Jiga. In Sep
tember, a resolution was passed
by the Senate forming the Cam
pus Planning Committee, which
took the place of the Environ
mental Awareness Committee.
“We didn’t know exactly what
we could achieve, but we let the
administration know we were in
terested in the future of the over
all planning of A&M.” A memo
was sent out by Williams last
month naming the advisory com
“If the Senate committee’s
ideas can be transferred to the
advisory committee, I think we
can get sometihng done,” he said,
“but only if they will listen to
A campus master plan has been
designed by Caudill, Rowlett and
Scott, a large architecture firm
in Houston, according to Jiga.
The plan, submitted last March,
is a suggested guideline on ways
in which the campus can expand
with suggestions for placement
of future buildings and parking
“What we would like is for
someone to make positive state
ments about future growth and
planning. We want to know which
way the University is headed—to
wards a closed campus or towards
a continuation of cars on campus.
“We want to know what is be
ing done to conserve the little
greenery that is left on campus.”
“The A&M catalog boasts that
the University has one of the
largest college land grants. With
the land area we have, I see no
reason why our campus cannot
only be the largest, but also the
best designed and attractive.”
Jiga cited coherence between
the architecture of different
(See Williams, page 2)
A&M Gets Stock From Cain
To Help Finance Netv Dorm
Mr. and Mrs. Wofford Cain of
Dallas, who for the past quarter-
century have provided financial
support for numerous A&M ac
tivities, have made a major do
nation to assist in construction of
the school’s new athletic dormi
tory and training facility.
The couple gave TAMU a block
of stock, the sale of which result
ed in proceeds of $166,716.
“The dedication and love Mr.
and Mrs. Cain have for this uni
versity is unexcelled,” noted Tex
as A&M President Jack Williams.
“Year after year, they help us in
material ways to improve our stu
dent life programs and our univer
sity generally. Everyone at this
university, and everyone who has
graduated from it, is grateful to
Mr. and Mrs. Cain—and I know
that gratitude is felt especially
by our students here.”
A 1913 TAMU graduate, Cain
received the university’s Distin
guished Alumni Award in 1964
and served as a member of the
Texas A&M University System
Board of Directors from 1965 un
til 1971. He is chairman of the
board of Aztec Oil and Gas Co.
and Southern Union Gas Co.
Last month Mr. and Mrs. Cain
gave the university a Thorough
bred stallion for use in the insti
tution’s equine breeding program.
They have previously made simi
lar gifts.
During a three-year period be
ginning in 1965, the couple gave
TAMU $250,000 to assist in con
struction of the university’s new
library. They also were principal
contributors in construction of the
university’s Olympic-size swim
ming pool, provided funds for
lighting the All Faiths Chapel
area and were instrumental in
completion of the Lettermen’s
Lounge section of G. Rollie White
Coliseum. Additionally, they have
provided more than 100 scholar
ships for TAMU students.
Bowling Relaxes A&M Champ
Staff Writer
Bowling is a relaxing hobby for
Bernie Ponzio, but not for many
of her opponents.
Ponzio has led the A&M Wom
en’s Bowling Team through dis
trict and state tournaments while
becoming state women’s champ
At the district tournament,
where both A&M teams placed,
she qualified first in doubles
competition with Jerry Lampkin,
second in singles and first over
At the Texas Commission on
Intercollegiate Athletics’ state
tournament for women, at Ste
phen F. Austin University, Ponzio
and Lampkin finished fourth in
Ponzio then went on to capture
first place in singles competition
and first over-all.
A senior in Health and Physical
Education, she has been bowling
competitively since the eleventh
grade. She originally started
bowling in eighth grade.
Ponzio’s first tournament vic
tories came when she won three
consecutive state doubles cham
pionships, 1069-1971, in the Amer
ican Junior Bowling Congress.
Oddly enough, Ponzio considers
bowling more of a hobby than a
serious pursuit. Though practic
ing three or four times a week
when preparing for a major tour
nament, she usually bowls only
once a week in her local league.
Ponzio does not plan to bowl
professionally after she leaves
A&M, partially because of the
time involved.
“All a professional bowler has
time to do is bowl,” she said,
“Besides I don’t think I’m that
Ponzio’s main interest is teach
ing, in which she will be quali
fied to teach 12 grades.
She is also a Certified Coach
Instructor and coaches bowling in
her spare time at the Triangle
Bowling Alley in College Station.
After winning several tourna
ments she insists the only way
to stay in shape for bowling is
to keep practicing. She uses a
standard four-step approach and
throws a hook ball.
In the future, Ponzio would like
to be able to enter the Regional
Tournament at Canyon in Febru
However, unless she and the
team are able to get sponsoring
from A&M, the team will not be
financially able to attend the
The last two tournaments have
been financed by Kay Dawn, the
team sponsor. Miss Dawn has
been teaching at A&M for one
Winners at the regional tourna
ment will go into national com
petition, whereas a victory at
state competion is the highest of
its class.
Though it is only a hobby, Pon
zio says, “At least I let them
know there are girls at A&M.”
Exchange Store ‘Drama’ To Recur
A recurring drama is about to
unfold for the umpteenth time at
The place: The Exchange Store.
The time: The last day of final
Enter Sammy Spotless, shining
example of all that is pure, clean
and all-American. Following
closely behind Sammy is Arty
Atrocious, first cousin of Freddie
the Freeloader, on the poor side
of the family.
Sammy: I would like to sell this
History 105 textbook; how much
will ya gimme?
Clerk: I’ll give you $5.
Sammy: Fine, I’ll take it. Thank
Clerk: You’re welcome. Next!
Arty: I would like to sell this
History 105 textbook; how much
will ya gimme?
Clerk: I’ll give you 50 cents.
Banking is a pleasure
Bank & Trust.
at First
Arty: Wadda ya mean, 50
cents? You just gave Mr. Clean,
there, $5 for the same book. DIS
CRIMINATION!!!!! It’s happen
ing again; just because his head
is shaved and his shoes look like
a mirror he gets $5; and because
my hair’s a little long, my beard
needs trimming and I don’t spit
shine my sandals, I get 50 cents.
DISCRIMINATION!!!!! I’ll write
my congressman; I’ll write the
ACLU; I’ll write. . .
While this may not be an exact
portrayal of an occurance during
the year-end rush, it is conceiv
able without an understanding of
the Exchange Store’s book buy
back policy.
The Exchange Store’s book buy
back policy is a simple one, al
though often misunderstood,
Chuck Cargill, store manager, ex
plained. The policy is simply based
on need for the book.
If a book is to be used again,
half of the original list price is
paid. If the book is not needed,
wholesale price is paid.
Cargill cited several reasons for
not needing a book. Among them
are: if a book requisition is not
received from the professor; if
the text is being dropped; if a
new edition is coming out, or if
sufficient quantity is on hand to
meet the professor’s require
The Exchange Store depends on
faculty members to determine the
title and number of books need
ed for the succeeding semester,
Cargill added. If it is determined
that 20 books are needed, half
price will be paid for the first
20 used books. After that, only
the current wholesale price will
be paid, as in Arty’s case.
Wholesale prices vary from 5
per cent to 50 per cent of a new
book's price and are based on
wholesale book companies’ quo
tations. Since wholesale prices
are governed by supply and de
mand, occasionally companies re
fuse to buy books that are in
over-supply. In those cases, the
books are worthless to the Ex
change Store.
Cargill noted that since the
store is an auxiliary service and
receives no appropriated funds,
its operations depend on concur
rently serving the academic com
munity and following sound busi
ness practices. He further pointed
out the Exchange Store provides
funds to over 80 student organi
zations and activities, and that
to buy worthless books would only
reduce the money available to
the organizations.
Any questions regarding the
book buy-back policy should be
directed to Howard DeHart, book
department manager, Cargill ad
ded. He assured they would be
handled indiscriminately.