The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, January 17, 1973, Image 1

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    The Inauguration Of Dolph Briscoe In Pictures... See Page 3
be Battalion
College Station, Texas Wednesday, January 17, 1973
We Learn From
The Past;
We Live In
The Future.
Wednesday — Cloudy. Scatter
ed showers. High 73, low 51.
Thursday — Cloudy. Scattered
showers, clearing towards eve
ning. High of 79.
A&M Day Care Center
Ready To Open Doors
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MILES LADU, JR., of Austin, met his match in Texas’
tew Governor, Dolph Briscoe, Tuesday afternoon. The
mall youngster was given a boost by his father to shake
the ‘big’ hand during the Inaugural Parade in front of the
Capitol Building. Mrs. Briscoe is at the far right. (Photo
by Mike Rice)
SCONA XVIII Preparations Conti nue
Delegate Applications Being Accepted
uston i
A&M students began applying
Monday for 30 delegate positions
exas Afo the 18th Student Conference
[m National Affairs (SCONA).
Applications will be taken un-
ajlm F r iday, Dean of Students
ames P. Hannigan announced,
hterviews will be conducted Jan.
Based on the premise that con
trols are widespread in America
oday, SCONA XVIII will ex
amine “The Controlled Society”
nth L. Patrick Gray, acting
director of the FBI, one of the
prominent speakers.
Cong. Olin E. Teague helped
SCONA XVIII acquire the FBI
acting director. Gray became the
acting director upon the death of
Director J. Edgar Hoover. Gray
has been recommended by Presi
dent Nixon as full director, on"
which Senate confirmation may
not come until March. His
SCONA topic is “The Control of
Crime in a Free Society.”
Among other SCONA XVIII
speakers are Harvard law pro
fessor Arthur R. Miller, Federal
Communications Commission
Commissioner Nicholas Johnson
and Dr. Jack Michael, behavioral
psychologist at Western Michigan
Sessions of the Feb. 14-17 con
ference will consist of plenary
presentations by well-known
Karate Demonstration Planned
By A&M Club Next Week
Texas A&M Tae Kwon Do Club
lis now giving demonstrations and
I registering students for karate
[classes to begin next week.
“Karate is not only a means of
I self-defense, but it is also a great
I way to get in shape and get in-
Ivolved in a sport that is sweep
ing the United States,” said
(Steve Powell, chief instructor.
Powell has a first degree black
(belt and is assistant Texas State
Representative for the United
States Karate Association. He is
also a third year management
major and intends to get his
1 MBA.
Sixty-seven students attended
i last semester’s classes.
“Korean karate is the best
known and widest spread style
of karate in the U.S.,” Powell
continued. “Over 51 per cent of
the karate practitioners in the
U.S. are Korean Stylists.”
Last semester several of Pow
ell’s students placed in their re
spective divisions of competition.
Charles Senning, fourth class
purple belt, placed second in Ka
rate and third in kumite (free
style sparring) at the TAMU
Karate Championships sponsored
by the club in December. Sen
ning also placed first in kumi-
teina at the Southwest Confer
ence Karate Tournament in
Leo Novak, green belt, placed
third in Waco while Greg Log-
winuk, seventh class yellow belt,
placed second in kumite at A&M
Banking is a pleasure at First
Bank & Trust. Adv.
and first in Waco.
Powell took fourth place in the
Capitol City Karate Champion
ships in Austin.
Demonstrations and registra
tions for the classes are in Room
257 of G. Rollie White Coliseum
Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30
p.m. Classes begin Jan. 22.
For further information
Steve Powell at 846-3536.
spokesmen and discussion round
tables moderated by other out
standing leaders from industry,
government and education.
“SCONA XVIII will address
itself to an examination of the
nature and extent of present con
trols, the implications of in
creased or decreased controls, and
the alternatives to control,” com
mented Chairman Chet Edwards.
He said five specific areas to
be given attention are: 1) the
dilemma between control of crime
and protection of basic freedoms;
2) big business control of govern
ment policies and consumer be
havior; 3) federal regulation of
mass media; 4) implications of
social control through behavior
modifications and psychosurgery,
and 5) biological control result
ing from genetic engineering and
asexual reproduction.
Students applying for TAMU
delegate slots will be interviewed
by committees composed of fac
ulty and students, Hannigan said.
Interviews will be conducted be
tween 3 and 7 p.m. Jan. 22-26.
The TAMU delegation will con
sist of 16 upperclassmen and
graduate students, six interna
tional students, four sophomores
and four freshmen.
Applications may be acquired
and turned in at the Memorial
Student Center director’s office.
Applicants should have had a 2.5
or better grade point average for
the fall semester and not be on
academic nor conduct probation.
Delegates from colleges and
universities throughout the U. S.
and Mexico have been invited to
Staff Writer
TAMU Student Government
Day Care Center will be open for
operation Feb. 1 pending an ade
quate number of children who
have paid tuition, according to
Randy Ross, vice president and
treasurer of the Day Care Board.
“The center is a professional
operation with an educational en
vironment for the children of
A&M students in the two to four
age bracket,” said Ross.
“It is not a babysitting serv
ice,” he emphasized.
The state licensed agency is a
non-profit organization to be
open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. five
days a week at 305 Welbome
Rd., next to the Unitarian Church
for $55 per month per child.
“Originally we were located in
the Lutheran fellowship hall,”
said Virginia Leahy, president of
the board, “but we found a fa
cility that offered more expan
sion for the future and more
equipment. Without the original
help of the Lutheran Church the
Day Care Center could never
have opened.”
“This location is convenient to
the campus and offers a low cost
for child day care,” said Ross.
“The project will be fun, worth
while and educational for the
children,” said Dee Langley,
teacher for the center.
“It will also be a help to the
students because the parents can
go to class with the knowledge
that their child is in a happy en
“In the beginning stages of the
center it will be a place for social
growth where we can get to know
the children and the children can
get to know each other,” Lang
ley continued.
“We will run the center with
enrichment activities appropriate
for the age level of the child.”
Plans for a typical day at the
center include free play and ex
pression, verbal and listening de
velopment, science, socialization
and music as it becomes appropri
ate. Outdoor play equipment is
also available at the site of the
“There are all sorts of things
that a child can do in arts that
are great for free expression,”
said Langley.
“We will offer a very reliable
and secure care. Both the director
of the center and I have done this
before and we are both excited
about the whole project.”
Besides the day’s activities, the
child will have a snack, hot lunch
and an afternoon nap period.
If interested in the program,
contact Mrs. Jack Inglis, director,
at 846-0779 or Dee Langley at
846-0972 to set up a personal
interview with the child and par
ent at the day care site. Deadline
for applications is Jan. 29.
Singing Cadets Tryouts Set
Auditions start today to fill vacancies in the Singing Cadets,
participants in Tuesday’s inauguration ceremonies for Gov. Dolph
The all-male glee club graduated several members last month and
needs at least 10 more voices, Director Robert L. Boone indicated.
Auditions will be held Jan. 17-24. Interested students should
report for tryouts between 2 and 4:30 p.m. in Room 119 of G. Rollie
White Coliseum.
The Cadets performed three numbers at the Tuesday noon
inauguration. They sang the Texas state song, “Texas, Our Texas,”
“The Lord’s Prayer” and “Rise Up, O Men of God.”
The organization that toured part of the state between semesters
makes a number of additional trips each year. The Singing Cadets also
perform at on-campus meetings, short courses and conferences.
Noted Chemistry Professor
Named ’73 Welch Lecturer
Last December Was Indeed
A Dry Month For This Area
December left 1972 a drier than
usual year. Only 1.37 inches
rainfall was averaged over Bryan
and College Station last month.
Obtained from 33 gauges op
erated in a Texas A&M meteor
ology research project, the aver
age was more than two inches
below the amount normally meas
ured in December.
Brazos County in an average
year has nearly 39 inches of rain.
Many observers in the TAMU
project were nearly 20 per cent
December rain was fairly con
sistent over the Carter’s Creek
catchment area. A 1.9 inch read
ing was obtained in the 1300 block
of Laurel Lane. Two less-than-
an-inch measurements were re
corded in the 200 block of Roberts
and south of State Highway 30.
Steep Hollow had 1.7, Kurten
1.34, the Department of Public
Safety on Villa Maria 1.23, the
TAMU weather station 1.5 and
Easterwood—-where official Na
tional Weather Service measure
ments are made—1.34.
But 10 observers in the East
Yegua Creek basin west of Cald
well averaged only .82 inches in
The National Weather Service
outlook for the next 30 days in
cludes better than four inches
rainfall and near normal tem
peratures, averaging 52.3 degrees.
Easterwood measured rain on
16 days in December, the TAMU
station nine. December tempera
tures averaged 5.4 degrees below
normal, with a 78 on Dec. 3 and
22 on Dec. 17.
Dr. Frederick R. Eirich, distin
guished professor of chemistry at
Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn,
will be A&M’s 1973 Robert A.
Welch Lecturer.
Dr. Eirich will speak on “Chem
istry and Mechanics of Elastom
ers” at 8 p.m., Feb. 1 in Room 231
of the Chemistry Building.
The lecture is open to the pub
lic, noted Gen. A. R. Luedecke,
TAMU executive vice president
who serves as the university’s
liaison officer for the Welch
Dr. Eirich has been a member
of the Polytech faculty since 1947.
He had previously taught and
conducted research at the Uni
versities of Melbourne, Cambridge
and Vienna. He earned his Ph.D.
from the latter in 1929.
His major fields of interest are
polymers, colloids, physical chem
istry, biomaterials and rheology,
pointed out Dr. W. O. Milligan,
Robert A. Welch Foundation re
search director who arranged for
the TAMU lecture.
Dr. Eirich has published about
135 scientific papers and articles
in professional journals and has
served as editor of “Rreology” and
as co-editor of “Colloid and Sur
face Science” and “High Speed
Testing.” He is a member of the
American Chemical Society,
American Physical Society, So
ciety of Rheology, Faraday So
ciety, New York Academy of
Vietnam Cease-Fire May Be Declared Soam
SAIGON (A*) — President Nix
on plans to declare a unilateral
Vietnam cease-fire to start on
the eve of his inauguration and
Saigon has no choice but to go
along, South Vietnamese sources
reported Tuesday.
“Trust me,” Nixon was re
ported to have said in a personal
message to President Nguyen
Van Thieu of South Vietnam.
The sources said that barring
a last-minute hitch Nixon in
tends to order the indefinite
cease-fire effective at 11 p.m.
Friday Saigon time. That is 10
a.m. Friday EST.
The President will be inaugu
rated for a second term Saturday.
The cease-fire would be de
signed to convince the North
Vietnamese to release American
prisoners of war and take the
final steps toward sealing the
peace agreement under negotia
tion by Henry A. Kissinger and
H a n o i’s representatives, the
sources said.
The sources did not indicate
how the unilateral cease-fire could
be enforced or what the chances
were for a positive response from
North Vietnamese and Viet Cong
troops. But South Vietnamese
and American forces presumably
could continue defensive opera
tions and would be authorized to
open fire if threatened.
For the longer term Nixon was
reported to have advised the
South Vietnamese president that
an international agreement had
been reached to guarantee
against further hostilities by
North Vietnam once the peace
accord is signed.
The Florida White House in
Key Biscayne said it would have
no comment on what the South
Vietnamese sources said.
In Saigon, there was no offi
cial comment from the Presiden
tial Palace, the U. S. Embassy or
the U. S. Military Command.
The reports emanated from
sources with access to discus
sions by Thieu and other high
South Vietnamese officials on the
latest draft agreement.
One senior U. S. official said
it was possible they were delib
erately leaked by Saigon because
of its objections to some condi
tions it feels Nixon is imposing
on Thieu.
Nixon’s reported plans for a
unilateral cease-fire in the South
would run parallel to a bombing
halt he ordered into effect across
North Vietnam on Monday night
because of progress in negotia
tions with Hanoi and as an appar
ent signal to Thieu that he now
considers a settlement likely.
There are other indications that
a cease-fire and a settlement
were near despite lack of an of
ficial confirmation.
Nixon’s emissary, Gen. Alex
ander M. Haig Jr., conferred for
2% hours with Thieu on the lat
est draft agreement before the
Paris peace negotiators.
The U. S. Embassy indicated
further meetings between Haig
and Thieu and said Haig’s sched
ule was “open-ended.” This was
taken to mean Haig hoped to get
final agreement from Thieu be
fore returning to Washington,
thus laying the groundwork for
Kissinger to return to Paris to
okay the agreement with Tho.
Other sources said the South
Vietnamese president has ordered
key military aides to Paris to
join technical negotiators work
ing on details of the prospective
The latest developments gave
new momentum to peace hopes
and produced reports that an
agreement to end the war already
has been reached. These reports
interpreted Nixon’s actions as an
indication that Kissinger and
Hanoi negotiator Le Due Tho
reached a basic agreement during
their six days of intensive talks
in Paris last week.
Some South Vietnamese gov
ernment sources predicted a final
agreement would be signed in
Paris by the end of the month.
Optimistic reports also came out
of the North Vietnamese capital
of Hanoi.
A pro-Communist Japanese
news agency, quoting informed
sources in Hanoi, said North
Vietnam and the United States
are expected to sign an agree
ment by the end of next week at
the latest.
The Florida White House said
Kissinger will not return to the
Paris peace talks before next
week, and perhaps not then.
Press Secretary Ronald L.
Ziegler told newsmen Nixon will
make no statement to the nation
or Congress this week on the
Vietnam negotiations. But Zieg
ler left open the possibility that
Nixon might say something about
Vietnam in his televised inaug
ural address.
The South Vietnamese sources,
who have access to exchanges be
tween Washington and Saigon,
said concessions had been made
by both the U.S.-Saigon and Ha-
noi-Viet Cong sides on essential
issues blocking a final treaty.
Official sources said an ac
cord had been reached on the
size of an international supervis
ory group to enforce the final bi
lateral cease-fire once the treaty
is signed. Compromises have been
made on withdrawal of North
Vietnamese troops from South
Vietnam and re-establishment of
the demilitarized zone, they
Science, New York Zoological
Society and is a fellow of the
Geographical Society.
The annual lecture is part of
an overall program of support
which the Welch Foundation pro
vides for TAMU, General Lue
decke explained. Since 1956, the
foundation has provided grants
totaling more than $6 million for
basic chemistry research projects.
Baylor And A&M
Plan Integrated
Grad Programs
Baylor College of Medicine and
A&M University have formalized
plans to cooperate in development
and conduct of graduate pro
grams, including cross enrollment
of students.
Final arrangements were ap
proved by TAMU President Jack
K. Williams and Dr. Michael E.
DeBakey, Baylor Medical presi
dent, in time for the start of both
institutions’ new terms.
The agreement is part of a
previously announced overall en
deavor for the two institutions to
cooperate in fields of mutual in
“Purpose of this cooperative
agreement is to achieve more ef
fective utilization of the graduate
resources of Texas A&M Uni
versity and Baylor College of
Medicine in meeting the needs of
graduate students enrolled in
either or both of the institutions,”
states the basic agreement.
Any student who has been
granted admission to the gradu
ate school of either institution
has the privilege of enrolling in
classes at the other institution,
explained Dr. George W. Kunze,
dean of TAMU’s Graduate Col
Dr. Joseph L. Melnick, Baylor’s
associate dean for the Graduate
School, noted participating stu
dents will maintain their formal
registration at their home insti
He indicated this cross enroll
ment of students with a minimum
of red tape opens up the resources
of both graduate schools, adding
that this avoids costly duplication
of highly specialized resources,
especially in the area of human
biology and medical sciences.
“The attraction of qualified
graduate students into the com
bined Baylor-Texas A&M Uni
versity program will hasten the
creation of new knowledge for
the conquest of disease,” Dr. Mel
nick said.
University National Bank
“On the side of Texas A&M.”