The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 13, 1972, Image 1

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67 No. 196
College Station, Texas Wednesday, December 13, 1972
The Surest Way
Not To Fail,
Is To Determine
To Succeed.
THURSDAY—Increasing cloud
iness this afternoon. 50%
chance of rain tonight ending
tomorrow afternoon. High 57,
low 38.
High of 59.
University Put Under 4 Brown-Out’
Thanks to General Telephone
),and a few die-hards in A&M’s
irchasing Dept, and Physical
lant, students probably won’t
ive to worry about studying
id taking exams in dark rooms
the ultimate joy — not having
take some exams at all.
The A&M campus went under
‘brown-out’ starting Tuesday
a result of a shortage of avail-
lile energy supplies to keep the
niversity in operation for the
mainder of the semester.
To the casual observer, A&M
ight have looked like the ‘same
Id place,’ but to the person with
a more discerning eye the Col
lege Station campus took on quite
a dark appearance Tuesday night
with even the lighting gone on
the Zachry Engineering Center.
Tom Cherry, vice-president of
A&M for business affairs, said
Tuesday night he is asking stu
dents to turn off all lights and
equipment when not in use to
help cut down on the amount of
energy required to keep the cam
pus running.
“We will be in the brown-out
for the remainder of this semes
ter,” said Cherry. “Physical Plant
employes are working night and
day to turn off excess equipment
and street lights and unscrew
bulbs in office buildings. We are
only doing this where it is safe
to do so.”
Physical Plant Director Logan
Council said he thinks he has
“fairly” firm contracts for 1.7
million gallons of diesel fuel
from two firms. One of these is
based in Houston while the other
is in Hearne.
Cherry said he doesn’t have
much faith in the tentative mil-
lion-gallon commitment promised
A&M, but added that he hoped
the school would not have to con
tinue the brown-out into the
spring semester.
In cooperation with Lone Star
Gas. Co., he said A&M might be
able to add 420,000 gallons of the
precious fuel to its inventory.
“The oil is in Oklahoma,” he
said, “but we don’t have any im
mediate way of getting it to
A&M. We think we’ll get it here,
though. A place to store it will
also have to be found.”
★ ★ ★
Council said the University has
consumed almost all of the diesel
fuel (about 1,000,000 gallons) it
had previously obtained from
Humble Oil and Refining Co. and
another independent distributor.
This has been burned since Nov.
Council said no other major
companies will commit them
★ ★ ★
While waiting for the cards to
be dealt around the oil table, the
Physical Plant is still burning
the diesel liquid at about 2,000
gallons per hour.
“Lone Star told us around 2
p.m. Tuesday that we would prob
ably have to operate on about 75
per cent oil,” said Council. “At
that rate it looks as if we will be
able to operate at full steam for
★ ★ ★
about nine more days — about
the length of time left in the
“But, it’s looking like our at
tempts to conserve energy sources
is working,” he noted. “We could
see noticeable drops in power
needs by late Tuesday evening.
“This doesn’t go without say
ing the problem is still critical,”
Council added.
★ ★ ★
Lone Star Says ‘Lots Of Gas’
While A&M is in the midst of
an energy crisis, a spokesman for
the University’s natural gas sup
plier, Lone Star Gas Co., says his
company is experiencing no short
age in gas reserve amounts.
Bob Bowen, manager of Lone
Star’s office in Bryan-College Sta
tion, said A&M is only experienc
ing normal curtailment as allowed
for in its contract with the com
“There is definitely not a gas
shortage as far as we are con
cerned,” Bowen said. “We have
plenty of gas, it’s just a question
of whether A&M wants to pay
more to keep up its gas allow
A&M is bound to a contract
with Lone Star by which the
school will be one of the first
major users of natural gas to
experience an allowance cutback
at the onset of severe cold weath
“The company has various con
tracts users may agree to,” said
Bowen. “A&M has what we call
a ‘rate 3’ contract which means
thei'e are two other classifica
tions above it and A&M will have
its gas allowance reduced before
companies under the other rates
Bowen noted, however, that gas
cutbacks are indirectly the result
of his suppliers not fulfilling their
contracts to the full amount.
“The suppliers are the people
running out of gas,” he said.
“There’s plenty of gas under
ground. The government has kept
prices so low that wildcatters
can’t afford to drill for oil and
major companies don’t do much
of their own supplying.”
“In the long run it is much
cheaper for A&M to stay on the
contract it presently has,” he said.
Tape Deck Thieves Arrested
uction On
eed English
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NEW LOOK AT TAMU—Sgt. Emmitt E. Folsom, left, takes Lt. Walter O. Walker’s
iwboy hat from his head, signaling a new look for the University Police at A&M. The
w military-style hat and colorful new uniform will make its appearance on campus
week. The uniform, designed after the Texas Department of Public Safety uniform
om in the 1950s, includes “pink” trousers and light blue shirts. (Photo by Mike Rice)
niversity Archives To Receive Papers Of
long. Olin Teague In Tuesday Ceremonies
(Papers of Cong. Olin E. Teague
be presented Tuesday to
BM in ceremonies at the library,
Inounced President Jack K.
Ceremonies beginning at 10:30
a.m. in the University Library
conference suite are open to all
interested persons, Dr. Williams
medal Protection Planned
for Cars Left On Campus
Students who leave their cars on campus over the holidays will be
iforded better security, thanks to a new policy.
The new arrangement asks students who plan to leave their cars on
Impus over the holidays to move them to parking lot No. 9, the
ly-student lot west of Law Hall. With all the cars located in one
mtral area, the University Police will be able to better protect them
om theft and vandalism.
In previous years, students have left their cars parked in the
indom lots they used all year long. With the campus vacated, some
its, especially those parked on the outer perimeter of the campus,
i^ere hit by crime.
“This is the first year for this type of arrangement,” said Associate
bn of Students Howard S. Perry, “and I would encourage all students
■otake advantage of it.”
Students may park their cars in lot No. 9 after 5 p.m. Saturday,
b. 16 and must remove them before 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14.
University vehicles will also be moved to the lot during the
oiployees’ holidays.
Anyone with a suggestion, problem or question concerning holiday
arking should contact the Student Affairs Office or the University
'olice in the YMCA building.
Dorms, Dining Halls Close Tuesday
All residence halls will be
tlosed and locked at 5 p.m. Tues-
and dining facilities will
5 after the Tuesday evening
meal, announced Housing Man
ager Allan M. Madeley.
The halls will be re-opened on
Jan. 7, 1973, at 1 p.m. and board
facilities will resume operation
on the morning of Jan. 15.
The Golf Course Snack Bar will
be open each day during the holi
day season except Christmas Eve,
Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve
and New Year’s Day.
Memorial Student Center din
ing facilities will close on Dec. 21
and re-open for breakfast on Jan.
3. The Penniston Cafeteria will
OSed Banking is a pleasure at First
Bank & Trust. Adv.
close after lunch on Dec. 21, and
re-open for lunch Jan. 3.
Schumacher Hall, Ramps D and
E of Hart Hall and the fourth
floor of Milner Hall will remain
open during the holidays.
Anyone other than residents of
those areas desiring to stay on
campus, should contact the Hous
ing Office. This should be done
by Dec. 19. Residents staying in
the halls remaining open must
report to the Housing Office.
Any student found living in a
hall without permission will be
disciplined. All students are urged
to close the windows and lock the
doors before leaving.
Bus service will be available
from the campus to Bryan and
return daily except Saturdays,
Sundays, Christmas Day and New
Year’s Day.
Congressman Teague’s papers,
consisting primarily of general
correspondence during the 194G-
1968 period, will be prepared for
research use through the Uni
versity Ai-chives, located in the
The presentation program will
include remarks by Dr. Ralph W.
Steen, S. F. Austin State Univer
sity president; introduction of the
Sixth Congressional District rep
resentative by Dr. Williams, and
presentation of the papers by
Congressman Teague.
Director of Libraries John B.
Smith will accept on behalf of
TAMU and Dr. Charles Schultz,
university archivist, will describe
preparation of the papers for re
search use.
A luncheon previously scheduled
in conjunction with the presenta
tion has been cancelled because
of a change in Cong. Teague’s
A veteran congressman who has
served in Washington since 1946,
Teague is a 1932 A&M graduate
and Distinguished Alumnus of the
university. He has chaired the
Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
since the 84th Congress, is the
second ranking Democrat of the
Committee on Science and Astro
nautics and chairs its subcommit
tee on manned spaceflight.
Splashdown of the final manned
moonflight in the Apollo series
will occur on the day of the cere
His 24 years experience and
service in Congress have been
widely recognized, by television
networks, cities and organiza
tions as well as contemporaries
and TAMU.
Teague was awaxded an hon
orary Doctor of Laws degree here
in 1956 and the multi-million dol
lar research and data processing
center was named in his honor
in 1967.
Among papers to be presented
are some printed reports and
the congressman’s correspondence
through the 90th Congress. Dr.
Schultz noted that the materials
will require about 15 four-drawer
file cabinets for storage.
Working long hours and fre
quently resorting to stakeouts,
A&M’s University Police have
solved 12 tape deck thefts recent
ly which have occurred on campus
this semester.
Force Sgt. John Miller, the in
vestigating officer in some cases,
said the 12 were solved in the
last two weeks and cuts in half
the number of cases yet unsolv
Miller said Tuesday that
charges were still pending against
a sophomore curriculum and in
struction major, for breaking and
entering an auto Dec. 6 in park-
Last Batt
This Week
Today’s Batt will be the last
issue for this week due to finals.
The last issue for the semester
will be printed Dec. 20 for those
still lingering in the College
Station vicinity. The Battalion
wishes everyone a happy holi
day season. Drive friendly.
ing lot 48.
Miller said the student gave
police written permission to
search his room for additional
stolen tape decks and that inves
tigating officer Wayne Onstott
found a plastic bag of seconal
capsules while searching.
The student was advised of his
rights and told charges of posses
sion of illegal drugs would be
brought against him. He then
produced a box containing mari
juana for officers.
Officers said the student then
told them that another student,
a junior physical education ma-
por, had stolen two other tape
decks in October. The second stu
dent was questioned and later
produced the two tape decks.
Charges are pending against him
In another case, the junior was
arrested again Dec. 9 for suspi
cion of tape deck theft, along
with a student at Victoria Junior
The Victoria student told offi
cers he sold two tape decks in
Austin and Edna while the TAMU
junior produced two more tape
decks and 17 tapes on Dec. 12.
Charges are pending in this case
In another drug-related case.
University Police and College Sta
tion officers Monday confiscated
marijuana seeds, two hand-rolled
cigarette butts of marijuana and
a water pipe from a freshman
nuclear* engineering major.
Charges are pending lab tests and
a grand jury investigation.
“It all depends on the weather,
“A&M is on what we also call
an ‘electric generation plant rate’
as far as costs go. We have no
thing to do with A&M’s electricity
output, but the school must also
have a standby energy source of
“If A&M wanted to pay the
price,” Bowen said, “then it could
probably have all the gas it
wanted. But, the University would
have to get on a different rate
Bowen said his company distri
butes gas to southern Oklahoma,
north and west Texas areas, as
well as the south central Texas
region. He noted that the entire
system must be balanced out and
a dispatcher in Dallas handles
this task.
Bowen said his company has a
commitment to residential areas
to keep their gas pressure up
and that Lone Star reserves the
right to keep industrial allowance
He said homeowners burned
three times more gas in November
than in October and his main con
cern was to keep down the num
ber of problems arising in resi
dential areas.
Book Exchange Ends Today
The Student Government’s
Textbook Exchange Service closed
tout its final operations today
with several hundred books hav
ing been registered for sale in
the program.
Coordinator for the project,
Fred Campbell, urged students
to hold on to their books until
the first week of. the spring se
mester when the service will be
re-started for one week, starting
Jan. 15.
The actual trading and pricing
of the books is done between stu
dents with the Student Govern
ment providing the phone num
Chuck Cargill, manager of the
Exchange Store, endorses the
project and has provided a com
plete list of books to be used next
semester. He says he feels the
Exchange Store exists as a serv
ice to the students and the
textbook exchange is a similar
Shuttle Bus Routes, Funding Planned
Route changes for the spring
semester and the continuing in
vestigation of funding for the
1973-74 school year were the
main topics of discussion in a
meeting Tuesday of the A&M
Shuttle Bus Committee.
An expansion of the bus serv
ice will be made within the cur
rent conti'actual arrangement of
55 hours per week with Transpor
tation Enterprises, Inc. and will
serve the Plantation Oaks apart
ment area this spring.
“We have received more re
quests from the Plantation Oaks
area for expanded service and
trying to serve them is totally
justifiable,” said Kent Caperton,
committee chairman, in an ear
lier statement.
A recommendation passed at
the Nov. 30 meeting will alter
bus service beginning Jan. 15,
1973 as follows: *
Route 1:
One bus from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Route 2:
Four buses from 7 a.m. to 1
Three buses from 1 p.m. to 7
One bus from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The five buses will not run on
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Seventy-nine and two-tenths
per cent of 159 students complet
ing a TAMU Shuttle Bus Survey
said they would be willing to pay
nine dollars per semester for con
tinued bus service.
The survey, conducted by Ed
Davis, was taken to see if stu
dents were willing to help support
the continuation of the bus serv-
University National Bank
‘On the side of Texas A&M.”
ice. Based on an estimated 2,000
users, the user fee would be ap
proximately $18 per year averag
ed out to 5.6 cents per ride.
Twenty-eight persons qualified
their answers by saying they
would be willing to pay nine dol
lars per semester if the parking
fee was reduced or eliminated,
improved dependability, addition
of Plantation Oaks, etc.
“From the results of the survey,
we can definitely consider some
implication of a user fee,” said
Ron Holder of Texas Transporta
tion Institute. “Another thing to
consider is the occasional rider.”
“Of course it would be much
more satisfactory if all the fees
came from one source,” said Da
Federal funding for the shuttle
system was suggested for future
‘IN DRY DOCK’ could be the words to describe the bulkhead in the Downs Natator-
ium indoor swimming pool. The bulkhead, which fell apart due to electrolysis, makes the
pool regulation size for competition and will now be supported by cement bricks instead
of copper and aluminum. (Photo by Mike Rice)