The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, January 16, 1973, Image 1

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    Che Battalion
Vol. 67 No. 199
College Station, Texas Tuesday, January 16, 1973
Emphasizes Many New Student Services
Senate Evaluates Its Fall Programs
Student Government officers
evaluated the accomplishments of
the fall Senate programs in a
Moint executive meeting Sunday.
“We wanted to make sure where
we were and where we were go
ing,” said Layne Kruse, Student
Government president.
“In general, there was some
good continuity in the programs
This Semester’s Routes
Rt. 1—One bus every 10 minutes from 7 a.
until 7 p. m. on weekdays. The bus will leave the cam
pus on its final run at 6:45 p. m.
Rt. 2—Four buses will run every 10 minutes
between 7 a. m. and 1 p. m. Three buses will run in the
same manner between 1 p.m. and 7 p. m. and one bus
will run between 7 p. m. and 8 p. m. The last bus will
leave the campus at 7:45 p. m.
this fall, including an expansion
of programs continued from last
“Special emphasis should be
placed on the work of services
provided to the students now and
in the future such as the day care
center, book exchange program,
shuttle bus and student attorney
by the Student Government,” said
“I think we did more new things
then I can ever remember being
done by the Senate during one
semester,” said Barb Sears, chair
man of external affairs.
“There have been cases when
there haven’t been a good response
and there were breakdowns con
stituted among the senators, but
on the whole the Senate is a good
representative body.”
“I wish the only thing the sen
ators would do is to have more
and better communications be
tween them and their constitu-
The National Student Lobby,
polling places on campus, bike
registration, dead week and more
students on university commit
tees were also some of the Sen
ate’s accomplishments.
“The voting box to be placed
on campus will have a big effect
between the campus and the city
of College Station,” continued
“It will bring the students on
campus closer to the community
beginning with the April City
Council elections.”
Other items accomplished and
put into effect by the Student
Senate include yell leader regula
tions, the campus police, radar
unit, Phase II of dorm improve
ments, Aggie Sweetheart, voter
registration drive, Aggie Blood
Drive, Free University, Student
Discount Programs, tutoring pro
gram and the student handbook.
“Next semester we are looking
forward to such things as com
pletion of the student attorney
program, car service center, cred
it union, Student Service Fee al
locations, student radio station,
rules and regulation revisions and
increasing pass-fail hours,” said
Kruse. '
“The Fair Housing Commission
will also put out two publications
concerning the legal rights of
apartment tenents and a list of
major apartment complexes and
an evaluation of their facilities
and landlords,” said Sears.
The date for Student Govern
ment elections was set for March
29 with run-offs being held April
5. The last Senate meeting for
the year will also be held at this
Symphony To Play Here
Committee Plans Next Year’s
Shuttle Bus Operation, Funding
A proposal for the level of
service and financing arrange
ments for the 1973-74 Shuttle
Bus operation was discussed in
a Monday meeting of the Shuttle
Bus Committee.
A proposed number of ten
buses totaling 55 hours per week
per bus was presented to the
committee. It has two buses on
the inner-campus periphery
route, one bus to Hensel-College
View, five buses on Route 2
(Monaco, Barcelona, Tanglewood,
Plantation Oaks, etc.) and two
buses to the North Gate apart
Approximately $120,000 will be
needed to support the nine months
operation of 10 buses at $7 per
hour with each bus running a
total of 55 hours per week.
The funding of the operation
would be a combination user and
student service fee with each
user paying $18 per year to ride
the bus.
“We estimate 3,000 riders with
the addition of the North Gate
area and the extension of Route
2,” said Ed Davis. “These popu
lation figures were derived with
the help of the College Station
City planner.”
Estimated costs from the Stu
dent Service Fee would be $66,-
“Any Student with an I.D. will
be able to ride on the inner-
campus periphery route,” said
Kent Caperton, committee chair
“This answers the question
about some aspect of the service
not being available to all the stu
“The $18 user fee leaves the
off-campus student with the cho
ice of using the money for the
bus or for parking fees,” said
Dean of Women Toby Schrieber.
Non-student riders include the
student wife at $18 for nine
months and the faculty-staff at
$22 for nine months. The facul
ty-staff fare was arrived at
through computing the cost to
each student for bus service.
If the proposal is accepted a
coupon book would be available
for occasional riders at 10 rides
for $1.50.
The Dallas Symphony Orches
tra will string its bows Thursday
for a concert under auspices of
the Rotary Community Series.
Anshel Brusilow will conduct
the orchestra in the music of
Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Strauss and
Stravinsky. The performance at
the Bryan Civic Auditorium will
begin at 8 p.m.
The program will include Ber
lioz’s “Roman Carnival Over
ture,” The “Death and Trans
figuration” tone poem by Strauss,
Mendelssohn’s “Italian Sym
phony” and the Suite from “The
Firebird” by Stravinsky.
Rotary Series season tickets
will be honored and a block of
seats are available to TAMU stu
dents and their dates at two
dollars each, announced Town
Hall Chairman Philip Goodwin.
The Dallas Symphony is pre
sented by the Rotary Community
Series in cooperation with Texas
A&M and the Town Hall commit
tee of the Memorial Student
The 85-member Dallas Sym
phony plays some 170 concerts a
year in a variety of offerings.
The 72-year-old orchestra, one of
the six oldest major American
symphony orchestras, was recipi
ent in 1969 of a special award
for its 20th-Century Gamut
Anshel Brusilow
Series. The award by the Amer
ican Society of Composers, Au
thors and Publishers cited con
tributions to contemporary music.
During a typical season more
than 120,000 young concert goers
hear the Dallas Symphony in
performances designed especially
for them. It plays annually to
450,000 people.
Among its many services are
subscription concerts, Dallasound
Concert Series, educational tele
vision tapings, free State Fair
Concerts, Dallas civic opera and
civic ballet performances, park
concerts and free in-school con
The orchestra’s Dallasound re
cording, using special arrange
ments of the most popular hit
tunes, became a collector’s item.
Brusilow led the DSO in one of
America’s first performances of
the rock opera, “Jesus Christ
Superstar,” in the first season.
Student-date tickets for the
concert are on sale at the Student
Program Office in the MSC daily
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Group Defends Air Discounts
Through the sponsorship of the
National Student Lobby and Con
tinental Marketing Corporation,
the Coalition to Retain Air Dis
count Fares (CRADF) has been
On Dec. 7, 1972, the Civil
Aeronautics Board announced the
results of their Domestic Passen
ger-Fare Investigation: “that
youth standby, youth reservation
and family fares are unjustly dis
criminatory and that family and
youth reservation fares are also
unreasonable.” The board did de
fer cancellation of these fares
pending further hearing on the
question of an adjustment to
normal fares.
The purpose of CRADF, in the
words of Russell Lehrman, presi
dent of Continental Marketing
Corporation, a youth fare card
sales concern, “will be to alert
every traveler affected, advise
them that they may lose from
25 per cent to 33 per cent air fare
Banking is a pleasure at First
Bank & Trust. Adv.
reductions if they don’t act now,
and provide them with a vehicle
to express their views so that they
will be heard.”
An open appeal is being mailed
each college newspaper in the
form of an ad that can be placed
by the editor as a service for his
readers. The ad will carry a
tear-out letter, to be signed by
readers, appealing to Congress to
act on legislation that can pave
the way for continuation of these
discount fares. The letters will
be submitted to the CRADF Of
fice in Washington, D. C., where
they will be systematically sorted
by Congressional District, count
ed to measure response, and
finally forwarded to the proper
National Student Lobby leaders
will then go into action. They
will visit the members of the
House and Senate Commerce
Committees in an effort to get
at least one Republican and one
Democratic sponsor for necessary
legislation from each committee.
They will work with staffs 6f
the committees, airline repre
sentatives, senior citizens and
other groups interested in pre
serving the discount fares.
On Feb. 28 a National
Student Lobby Conference will be
held, with students from all parts
of the country in attendance, to
consider this problem. At that
time, the delegates will visit with
their own legislators to urge posi
tive and final action to retain
these important fares.
In Jamuary, 1968, CAB exam
iner Arthur S. Present ruled that
discount fares limited to persons
12 to 21 years old are “unjustly
discriminatory” because age alone
isn’t a valid distinction between
passengers. Shortly thereafter,
present received mail from col
lege students by the sack load.
Their expression of opinion was
so overwhelming that the CAB
ruled that airline youth fare dis
counts don’t unjustly discrimi
nate against adults. The board
put off any decision on a petition
to abolish the discounts until a
a study of whether the fares were
reasonable in relation to carrier
costs was completed.
Originally youth fares were
challenged by National Trailways
Bus System, a trade association
of bus companies, and by TCO
Industries, Inc., formerly Trans
continental Bus System, Inc.
Over $300 million is spent by
young people on youth fare tickets
annually. Each year over 1 mil
lion youth fare cards are bought
by young people who believe that
they are entitled to its benefits
until age 22. If the fare is
abolished, privileges of the card
would be evoked.
A special Air Hot Line has
been set up to receive telephone
inquiries for up-to-date informa
tion on this issue. Since CRADF
is a non-profit organization, col
lect calls cannot be accepted.
There is, however, a number in
Houston, Texas for Western call
ers and another number in Wash
ington, D. C. for Eastern callers.
University National Bank
“On the side of Texas A&M.”