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Vol. 67 No. 201
College Station, Texas Thursday, January 18, 1973
THURSDAY — Partly cloudy.
Clear this evening. High 79,
low 43.
FRIDAY — Clear. High of 77.
Energy Crisis Group l
Considers Alternatives
Staff Writer
As a result of the energy crisis
that struck Texas A&M in mid-
November, a committee has been
formed to consider the alterna
tives and make recommendations
to Dr. Jack K. Williams, TAMU
president, in the event it becomes
necessary to curtail operations.
“The purpose of the committee
is to study the ways and means
to best cope with the situation of
conserving energy,” said Dr. Rich
ard E. Wainerdi, assistant vice
president for academic affairs and
committee chairman.
The committee was formed last
week at the direction of Williams
and held its first meeting Friday
to get itself organized. A second
meeting was slated for this morn
ing in Wainerdi’s office.
“There is preasently no energy
crisis here,” continued Wainerdi.
“It’s just a matter of consolidat
ing and conserving energy. It is
not unusual to have a natural gas
The University has an interrup-
table rate contract with Lone Star
Gas Co. which means the univer
sity has agreed to curtailment
during the times of natural gas
“Fuel oil costs approximately
three times as much as natural
gas,” said Logan Council, director
of the physical plant, “but the cost
is not the problem. The problem
is being able to find the fuel.”
Approximately 1.3 million gal
lons of fuel have been used to
supply power to the campus since
natural gas curtailment in Novem
ber whereas only 100,000 gallons
were used all of last year, Logan
pointed out.
“We have never experienced
any long curtailment like this
before,” continued Logan. “Cur
tailment before was always for
short periods of time, such as four
to six hours. Of course the weath
er is unusual and gas is much
shorter on a national basis than
it has been in previous years.”
In the Jan. 11 issue of the Bry
an Eagle Williams said “no oil
shortage crisis presently exists at
A&M, but indicated the university,
as the rest of the nation, is caught
in the national fuel crisis.”
In the article Williams also said,
“Texas A&M will be one of the
last institutions of higher learning
to close because of fuel short
During the ice storm the week
of Jan. 11, university officials con
ceded that Milner Hall and dorm
five were not needed and students
in these 3 housing areas were
moved to other dorms. These
dorms were closed prior to the
committee’s formation.
Engineers are also working on
a proposal to have fuel storage
tanks tied into the power plant
by next fall, according to Tom
Cherry,vice president for business
The committee consists of three
sub-committees t o investigate
energy concerns in the academic
and classroom area, research prob
lems such as the cyclotron and
wind tunnel, and auxiliary enter
prises such as street lights, mess
halls and dorm areas.
“The committee is primarily ex
ploring the areas of non-essential
services without hurting the es
sential functions of the univer
sity,” said Council.
Other committee members are
Harry E. Whitmore, Dr. Jarvis
Miller, Ed Cooper, Assistant Sci
ence Dean William D. Smith,
Associate Business Administra
tion Dean Earl Bennett, Assistant
Geoscience Dean James Scoggins,
Julius Dieckert, John Denison,
Wes Donaldson and Howard
Conservative Buckley
Giving Wednesday GI Talk
William F. Buckley, Jr. will
bring his eloquent conservatism
to bear on current disorders in a
Jan. 24 Great Issues lecture at
“Star polemicist of the politi
cal right” is a popular view of
Buckley, “On The Right” column
ist, host of the syndicated tele
vision show “Firing Line” and
National Review founder and ed
Great Issues will present Buck-
ley at 8:15 p.m. in G. Rollie
White Coliseum in the Wednes
day night lecture, according to
Chairman T. C. Cone. Reserve
and general admission tickets are
now on sale.
A shaker of the groves of
academe during his student days
at Yale, Buckley has gained re
nown for a staunchly conserva
tive political viewpoint and ver
bal pyrotechnics and erudition
admired even by those who op
pose his views.
“Bill Buckley brings to the
public forum a verbal flair pos
sessed by no journalist since H.
L. Mencken and no politician
since Adlai Stevenson,” accord
ing to Reader’s Digest.
He ran for mayor of New
York in 1965, and received 13.4
per cent of the vote on the Con-
Spring Graduates Must File Formal
Degree Application Before Feb. 9
Students who expect to graduate this spring must make formal
degree application by Feb. 9.
Applications of both undergraduate and graduate students are due
90 days before the spring semester graduation date, May 5.
“The degree application is the responsibility of the graduating
student,” said Registrar Robert A. Lacey.
Applying students should first pay the $5 graduation fee at the
Fiscal Office in the Richard Coke Building. Graduate students then
apply at the Office of the Graduate College, Room 209.
Undergraduate applications are taken in Room 7. The fee receipt
must be presented to make degree application.
May graduation announcements can be ordered by graduating
students beginning Monday.
Orders should be placed before Feb. 16 at the cashier’s window in
the Memorial Student Center. It will be open Mondays through Fridays
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pianist de Gaetano Performing
Here As Town Hall Attraction
Pianist Robert de Gaetano will
perform Jan. 22 at A&M in the
Town Hall-Young Artist Series.
The de Gaetano concert in the
Memorial SStudent Center Ball
room will feature music of Bach,
Beethoven, Chopin and Prokofiev.
“His sensitivity . . . reached
the keyboard through a firm tech
nique acquired to serve his inter
pretive ideas rather than as an
end to itself,” reported a Chris
tian Science Monitor critic.
A native New Yorker, de Gae
tano was discovered by two Soviet
Union musicians in Philadelphia
in 1969. The 1971-72 season was
his first as a touring artist with
S. Hurok.
De Gaetano performed for en
thusiastic audiences with the At
lanta Symphony, San Antonio
Symphony and other orchestras.
The first musician to win the
Rotary International Scholarship
played recitals in Boston, Cincin
nati, Memphis and other U. S.
Emory University invited de
Gaetano back for a second stand-
room-only recital in the same
Among 1972-73 appearances are
debut performances with the San
Diego and Dallas Symphony Or
chestras. The Dallas Symphony
has a Rotary Community Series
billing here Jan. 18.
The 26-year-old pianist gradu
ated from the Juilliard School of
Music where he studied with
Adele Marcus and Rhosina Lhe-
vinne. The 1970 Rotary award led
to Paris recitals and study with
the renowned pianist Alexis Weis-
His program, beginning at 8
p.m. Jan. 22, will include Bach’s
“Italian Concerto,” Sonata in E
Major by Beethoven, Chopin’s
Scherzo No. 2 and Nocturne in
C Sharp Major and Prokofiev's.
Sonata No. 7.
Admission will honor Town
Hall season tickets and TAMU
students’ activity cards. Date tick
ets are $1 each, other students $2
and adults $3. There will be no
reserved seats.
University National Bank
“On the side of Texas A&M.”
servative Party ticket. Asked
what he’d do if elected, Buckley
dropped the famous quip: “De
mand a recount!”
Buckley is “foursquare for free
enterprise, against communism,
in favor of cracking down on lab
or unions and for stricter law
enforcement,” according to the
“He would abolish the gradu
ated income tax, farm subsidies,
collective bargaining on an in
dustry-wide basis, unemployment
compensation and current welfare
The former Yale Spanish in
structor uses complex words with
adroitness. He airily tosses out
“energumen” and “oxymoronic,”
and favors “eudaemonia” to de
scribe himself. His last two books
were “Cruising Speed,” an ac
count of one week in his hyper
kinetic life, and “Inveighing We
Will Go.”
“Buckley is never boring,” con
ceded a writer who disagrees
with everything Buckley is for.
“Tricky, yes; outrageous illogi
cal, yes; appalling partisan, yes;
show bizzy, yes — but tiresome
The holder of Southern Cal’s
Distinguished Achievement
Award in Journalism has been to
Vietnam to report on the war,
faced angry black militants in
Los Angeles’ Watts district and
tangled with radicals on cam
puses across the U. S.
Reserve seat tickets for the
Jan. 24 Great Issues talk by
Buckley are available only at the
Student Program Office in the
Memorial Student Center, at $1
per student and $2, non-student.
General admission, on sale at
several local businesses, are 50
cents per student and $1.50 for
“THERE’S A ROIT goin’ on” as it may seem to some who fight their way into A&M’s
Exchange Store while buying books at tthe last minute during the first week of
classes. Manager Chuck Cargill predicts shopping will begin to level off about the be
ginning of next week. (Photo by Steve Ueckert)
Aggies: Just Dial-A-Price
Three A&M students have come
up with a fresh idea and have
turned it into a community serv
ice and a promising business for
the Bryan-College Station area.
‘Dial-a-Price,’ a service to pro
vide area residents with the loca
tion and price of good buys in the
area, is the brain-child of Joe
Roberts, John DuBose and Dwain
“It’s a service for people,” said
DuBose. “We have salesmen that
will visit every business in this
The service, primarily designed
for the local merchants, also pro
vides a service for individuals.
“We can advertise anything
that is legal as long as its not
securities,” reported DuBose.
DuBose explained the ‘Dial-a-
Price’ system. The ‘Dial-a-Price’
salesmen have visited many of
the businesses in the area and
persuaded them to list several of
their best buys in ‘Dial-a-Price.’
The consumer dreams up what he
needs and calls ‘Dial-a-Price’ for
a listing.
Of the several hundred list
ings, DuBose said the present
items included: autos, real es
tate, homes, apartments, mobile
homes, retail merchandise, furni
ture and several types of services
such as auto repair, baby-sitting
and typing.
The lifeline of ‘Dial-a-Price’ is
846-8744. “We ask General Tele
phone for a sexy number and
that’s what we got,” said Du
With a small initial investment,
Dial-a-Price hopes to make it big.
“We came up with the idea about
a week and a half ago and have
been making a go of it ever
since,” said DuBose. They have
located their offices at 303 An
The cost of the service is nom
inal. Dial-a-Price charges one dol
lar, per item, per month, for both
retail items from local merchants
and items from students and in
dividuals. Real estate is slightly
higher with a charge of five dol
lars per month, per listing. New
listings may be added by visiting
their office or by phone.
DuBose feels the low cost ad
vertising would be very valuable
to the local merchants.
“We have had several business
men say, ‘Come back when you
get it going,’ or ‘I don’t think it’s
right for my business,’ but it is,”
said DuBose. “Every caller is a
Senate To
Vote On
ISO House
An International Student House
proposal presented Nov. 30 by
Frederick Mach, former Interna
tional Student Organization chair
man, will be put before a Senate
vote tonight at 7:30 in Room 102
of the Zachry Engineering Cen
“The International Students
are asking for the Senate’s sup
port for their proposal asking for
a place on campus where they can
meet, socialize and cook their na
tive foods,” said Randy Ross,
Student Government vice presi
“There is no central meeting
place for the international stu
dents at A&M,” said Mach. “Oth
er campuses such as Michigan
State and Sanford University do
provide meeting places for their
foreign students.”
“There are more than 700 inter
national students enrolled here
from 64 different countries and
an international house would pro
vide an ideal situation for both
the international and American
students,” said Mach.
The Fair Housing Committee
under the direction of Barb Sears,
chairman of External Affairs,
will ask the Senate to sponsor
two publications compiled and
written by the committee.
One publication containing
apartment complex lists and eval
uations of the facilities and land
lords is asking for financial back
ing. The other publication con
cerns tenant legal rights and Sen
ate support is being sought.
Fred Campbell, student rules
and regulations committee chair
man and Bill Hartsfield, chairman
of academic affairs, will present
revisions concerning the academic
regulations on the first seven
pages of the University Rules and
Regulations handbook. These re
visions include several rules that
were revised by the Senate last
year but were not passed by the
University Rules and Regulations
At this time these changes will
only be presented to the Senate
for its recommendation.
A Constitutional Evaluation
Committee will be appointed by
Layne Kruse to examine the pres
ent constitution and evaluate it
in order to clarify and redefine
Nuclear Engineers Redesign A&M Reactor
Faculty and students in the
A&M Nuclear Engineering De
partment have completed modifi
cations on the control system of
the department’s low power nu
clear reactor.
The modification and redesign
ing was accomplished in conjunc
tion with a power increase in the
reactor from 100 milliwatts to
five watts.
“The new power level doesn’t
sound like much,” Dr. Robert
Cochran, Nuclear Engineering De
partment Head, said, “but it rep
resents quite an increase in our
teaching and research capabili
ties with the reactor.”
Dr. Cochran said the two main
reasons the control console was
reconditioned were the age of the
unit and the necessity for more
information for training purposes.
“The console was built in 1957,”
he said, “so it was getting out
moded. The new console gives us
more information about malfunc
tions, power status of the reactor,
and so on. This added information
improves the facility as a train
ing tool.”
The reactor, located in the
basement of the Zachry Engineer
ing Center, is an Aerojet General
AGN-201. It was purchased in
1957 with the aid of a U. S.
Atomic Energy Commission grant.
Eight students and the faculty
of the Nuclear Engineering De
partment accomplished the reno
vation of the console at a cost
far below figures shown in bids
submitted to the department by
commercial companies.
Donated equipment and gifts
from Walter Reed Hospital in
Washington, D. C. enabled the
economical reconstruction of the
console equipment. Final assem
bly of the equipment required
three weeks of holiday work dur
ing the Christmas recess.
The license amendment request
submitted, by the department to
the AEG passed with only one
small question of interpretation.
Dr. Cochran said a good knowl
edge of the rules and regulations
of the AEC was evident in the
students, since requests for license
amendments for power increases
usually require several resubmis
Shades Of The Calvary Return To A&M
Cadet Jimmy Griffith
Members of Texas A&M’s
Corps of Cadets will receive ad
ditional uniform issue items next
fall, including the cavalry-style
campaign hat.
The flat-brimmed campaign hat,
now worn by Marine Corps and
Army drill instructors, was regu
lar issue to GIs in World War I.
It was part of the Aggies’ uni
form until 1947.
Col. Thomas R. Parsons, com
mandant, announced that the new
and additional uniform items is
sue will reduce costs of required
uniform purchases to cadets, par
ticularly freshmen.
He said the improved issue is
possible through funds made
available to TAMU by the Army,
Air Force and Navy for ROTC
“Our goal is to provide the
cadet everything he requires for
membership in the corps, except
for those extra things he consid
ers essential,” Parsons said.
The recently approved issue in
cludes a set of new design gabar
dine trousers and shirts, long and
short sleeve, per each senior and
junior. Garrison caps with dis
tinctive braid for each class, belts
and buckles that vary with the
class year and other accessories
are included.
Each freshman will receive as
an additional part of the uniform
issue an extra pair of shoes, gar
rison caps, name plates and tapes,
an ascot and a Marine utility
cap. By getting an extra pair of
issue shoes, freshmen will not
have to buy a required second
pair at their own expense.
Besides the campaign hat, all
cadets will also be issued two
athletic sweat suits, a necktie and
two pairs of white gloves.
Excitement has been generated
in the corps by the idea of the
campaign hat again becoming
part of the uniform.
Corps supply officer Jimmy
Griffith of Lufkin termed it “tre
“It will provide a definite boost
to morale,” Parsons said.
The campaign hat will replace
the helmet liner as a rain hat,
with the liners on hand to be used
for bonfire work, the commandant
added. Other uses may be author
ized. Parsons said the liner is un
attractive and difficult to main
Distinctive crests are now in
use by members of Corps.
The Maroon and White insig
nia with gold trim will be worn
by members of the Corps staff,
and officers and non-commission
ed officers assigned at TAMU,
said Parsons.
The commandant noted that
the crests are the first in the his
tory of Texas A&M to represent
the entire corps.
Brigades, wings and the Aggie
Band have their own crests. The
new insignia was implemented
largely as a morale factor, Par
sons added. Most ROTC institu
tions in the U. S. have them.
Thomas M. Stanley, 1971-72
corps commander, of Mt. Pleas
ant, and Sgt. Maj. John McDonald
of the Military Science Depart
ment, designed the crest.