The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 18, 1973, Image 1

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    i Che Battalion
Tuesday, September 18, 1973
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BM Found Guilty
n Anti-trust Suit
JLSA, Okla. <•£’> — Interna-
Business Machines Corp.
found guilty Monday of mon-
stic practices in a federal
ruling that analysts say
result in major changes in
worldwide computer industry.
S. District Court Judge A.
man Christensen ordered IBM
lay the Telex Corp. $352.5
on in damages and directed
onroe Named
Haskell Monroe, assistant
president for academic af-
has been named the local
linator for inquiries about
orth Fellowships.
Danforth Foundation of St.
has announced approxi-
ily 100 fellowships will be
ed in March 1974.
r. Monroe said Danforth Fel-
ips are open to all qualified
s of any race, creed or citi-
ip, single or married, who
serious interest in careers
king or administration in
s and universities and who
to study for a Ph.D. in any
of study common to the un-
uate liberal arts curricu-
in the United States,
iplicants must be under 35 at
time application papers are
and may not have under-
any graduate or profession-
idy beyond the baccalaureate,
ns must be nominated by
| officers of their under-
te institutions by Novem-
20,1974. The Danforth Foun-
lon does not accept direct ap-
,lions for the fellowships,
le fellowship is for one year,
is normally renewable until
ipletion of the degree or for
ximum total of four years
duate study.
Telex to pay IBM $21.9 million
for theft of trade secrets.
The ruling sent IBM stocks,
long one of Wall Street’s biggest
favorites, tumbling on the New
York Stock Exchange. Shares
closed at $272, down 26 from
Friday’s close, or about a 9 per
cent drop. Telex soared 79 per
cent in price during the short
while it was traded.
On the American Stock Ex
change, Telex warrants—rights to
buy Telex stock at $11 a share—
doubled in price, jumping 2Va to
$4.25 a/share.
Should the ruling stand—and
IBM announced within hours that
it would appeal—experts see a
broad impact on the company, its
competitors and the industry as a
“This will certainly make the
computer industry more competi
tive and, if upheld, will give bet
ter opportunity for others to enter
the basic computer manufactur
ing business,” said W. Carroll
Bumpers, chairman of Greyhound
Computer Corp.
Christensen, in his order mailed
to the court here where he heard
testimony in the case for nearly
two months earlier this year, or
dered IBM to disclose certain por
tions of electronic design in an
nouncing new electronic data
processing equipment.
He also enjoined IBM from
“adopting, implementing, or car
rying out predatory pricing, leas
ing or other acts, practices or
strategies with intent to obtain
or maintain a monopoly in the
market . . .”
IBM also was ordered to stop
“single or bundled” pricing of
IBM memory systems in its Sys
tem 370 central processing unit,
and to price its processing units
and memories separately within
60 days.
Telex had argued that IBM had
been pricing the equipment in
ways designed to freeze out com
A Telex spokesman said Telex
was pleased with the decision.
Telex had sought $1.2 billion in
damages, accusing IBM of pred
atory marketing actions. IBM de
nied the monopoly allegations,
saying its share of the computer
accessory market—a field it said
now has 1,800 manufacturers—
had declined annually.
In its countersuit, IBM accused
Telex of stealing IBM secrets by
hiring IBM employes for key
Hunt Withdraws
Watergate Plea
ard Hunt, the first of the Water
gate defendants to plead guilty,
asked Monday to withdraw his
pleas because the government de
prived him of evidence to support
a defense.
Hunt’s motion asked the court
to dismiss all charges of conspir
acy, burglary and wiretapping.
“The investigation and prose
cution of this case were replete
with deliberate obstruction of
justice, destruction and with
holding of evidence, perjury and
subornation of perjury—all by re
sponsible government officials,”
Hunt said in a motion in federal
Four other men who pleaded
guilty to taking part in the Dem
ocratic party headquarters break-
in have also asked the court to
withdraw their pleas and lift the
Hunt’s motion said he had two
defenses available to the indict
“The first is that his acts were
lawful because they were per
formed pursuant to the Presi
dent’s power to protect the na
tional security,” the motion said.
“The second, assuming that the
acts were not lawful, is that he
was justified in believing they
were lawful.”
The government has a week to
reply in writing in the cases of
all five meh. Oral arguments
would follow.
Hunt said in the motion that
he was led by Watergate con
spirator G. Gordon Liddy to be
lieve that a counter-intelligence
program known as Gemstone was
approved by then-A tty. Gen. John
N. Mitchell, Nixon campaign aide
Jeb Stuart Magruder and then-
White House counsel John W.
Dean III.
It said that Hunt planned the
two entries into Watergate and
photographing information in the
party’s files because of a report
by Liddy that foreign govern
ments were supplying funds to
the Democrats’ campaign.
Two days after the break-in,
Hunt’s safe in the White House
was opened. The petition said
that Dean failed to turn two note
books over to the FBI and that
their absence remains unex
Have you ever awakened some
morning before classes only to
find all your clocks have frozen,
including your watch. Your first
reaction might be to call “time
and temperature” at 822-5623. If
so, your frustrations will prob
ably go unresolved.
The number given above has
been circulated by “Nutshell”
magazine to those interested in
the time and the current tempera
ture. However, it is incorrect.
Calling this number connects one
with Cecil Woods, manager of
the Timber Lake Mobile Home
Park on South College.
For the past two weeks Woods
has been bombarded with phone
calls for “time and temperature.”
Some people, expecting to hear a
recorded message, hang up when
they hear a “hello.” After con
tinuously receiving phone calls
from others, who did ask for the
time or the temperature, Woods
would reply with “some silly
answer” such as “It’s 98 degrees
and snowflakes will continue to
fall until midnight,” or just any
thing to end the calls. After re
ceiving some calls late in the
night, he finally resorted to tak
ing the phone off the hook after
about 9 or 10 p.m.
It is understandable that one
might also confuse these two
numbers in the College Station
area directory. “Time and tem
perature” is directly below the
number for Timber Lake Mobile
Home Park. However, please
note that the correct number for
“time and temperature” is 822-
AN ELECTRIC VIOLIN was the tool of this modern-
day “backwoods” fiddler as he set the pace for the Nitty
Gritty Dirt Band in Friday night’s concert.
Gourmet, Sex Topics Included
Free University Offers Courses
&M Location Determined
ty* Nearby Bryan Saloons/
&M owes its present location
the “demon rum,” according
Meric B. Thomas, grandson
the man who surveyed the
linal campus site.
homas, who is executive vice
sident of Dallas Rupe and
, Inc., has donated to the Col-
of Engineering the compass
iOFSPEi , 1 t t •
incoln Union
egins Fall
ebate Season
! 'incoln Union debaters will pre-
i t "Marriage: Dying Art or
^ ! ning Science?” tonight at 7:30
j m. in the Architecture Build-
n the debate style used the
— 1 lienee decides the winning side
x j h a change of opinion vote. A
; e is taken before and after the
'ate, and the side which changes
Ire opinions wins.
Other universities which spon-
this type of debate program
hide Harvard, Oxford, and Yale,
it year, the Lincoln Union de
ers discussed such topics, as
Obscenity as American as
to and Apple Pie?”, “Was
coin A War Criminal ?”, “Abor-
l: Freedom vs Morality” and
| Ian the Broads.”
| The debate, which is free, is
en to the public. For more in-
mation on Lincoln Union, call
-1515 or come by the Lincoln
ion cubicle in the Student Pro-
tos Office.
and chain used to lay out the
campus in 1871.
Judge James Dickenson Thomas,
a community leader in Bryan in
the late 1870s, was appointed by
Gov. Edmund J. Davis to head
a commission to choose a site for
the state’s Land Grant college.
“The committee deliberated at
some length,” Thomase recalled,
“and decided that the original
location, quite close to Bryan,
would be unfair to the students.
My grandfather’s committee felt
it would not be proper to subject
the young students to the influ
ences of the saloons which were
then open in Bryan.”
Thomas’ grandfather was later
appointed by Gov. Ireland as
president of the board of trus
tees of the college. It was through
his recommendation that the gov
ernor made Thomas Gathright
the school’s first president.
The instrument donated by
Thomas consists of a compass and
chain, all made of brass, fitted
into a wooden box. The equip
ment, according to Thomas, was
used by his grandfather to survey
land purchases he made for him
self and others.
“The chain was used before
surveyor’s tape was invented,”
Thomas explained. “The chain is
made up of a specified number
of links and plots of land were
measured by chains and links
rather than feet and inches.”
The instrument came to TAMU
through the efforts of Thomas,
Asa Hunt, and Marion J. Neeley,
all members of the Class of ’22
and prominent businessmen in
the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.
Hunt provided transportation
for the instrument from Dallas,
and Neeley furnished a display
case located in the commons area
of the Zachry Engineering
Judge Thomas, who partici
pated in the great prohibition
campaign in Texas in 1887, moved
to Dallas when he was sure the
college he worked so hard to
secure for his community was
operating in a permanent manner.
He became a respected member
of the bar in Dallas and was in
strumental in developing much of
the area in Oak Cliff, a suburb
of Dallas. He died Oct. 9, 1910,
and was eulogized by the Dallas
Morning News as a prominent
church and Masonic member.
The TAMU Free University
will be offered again this semes
ter as a service of the Memorial
Student Center Council.
Courses taught at the Free
University are free and no grade
points or credits are given. They
are taught by professors, staff,
students and community people.
Registration for Free Univer
sity will be Wednesday at 7 p.m.
in Rooms 225-226 of the MSC.
Women and Literature will be
taught by Pat McAlexander. She
will discuss the changing role of
women in literature from the 18th
century to the present.
The course will trace the social
history of American women and
attitudes toward love and mar
riage through an examination of
American fiction. It will begin
with an 18th century novel The
Coquette and end with fiction ap
pearing in current periodicals.
Bill Ashworth Jr. will teach
The Bible and Prophecy. He will
offer an objective view of the
Revelation of God to Man, Israel,
the Gentiles and the return of
Pastor Hubert Beck will hold a
course called A Study of the
Book of Revelation which will try
to “get behind the scenes of
John’s writing and relate it to
the future.” The Old Testament
will also be explored.
Barnee Escott will teach a
class in Human Sexuality in
which experts in the field will
discuss such areas as love, child
hood sexuality and evolution.
A&M Student
Dies in Monday
Car Accident
Silver Taps will be held for
Randy Wayne Nelson, an A&M
sophomore, who was killed in a
one-car accident Monday, morn
Nelson, 19-year-old finance ma
jor, was killed about 1:15 a. m.
Monday when the car he was driv
ing struck a tree when he appar
ently lost control of the vehicle
while heading east on State High
way 21.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Nelson of Atascosa. Other
survivors include two brothers,
Rocky Nelson, a TAMU senior,
and Frank Nelson Jr. of Houston.
Funeral services are tto be held
today in chapel of the Galloway
and Sons Funeral Home in Bee-
ville. He is to be buried in Beeville
Memorial Park.
The topics covered in this
course will include: sex and the
law, evolution of marriage, child
hood sexuality, sex and mental
health, and love. Babysitters will
be provided. The course will meet
Tuesday at 8 p.m. The course is
sponsored by the Women’s
Awareness workshop.
Dr. Manuel Davenport, head of
the Philosophy Department, will
teach a class entitled Man and
Time. It will consider various
concepts of time and their impli
cations for the quality of life.
Dr. Charles Rodenberger will
teach Science & Religion, a
course on the conflicting theories
of creation and evolution. Stu
dents will be encouraged to
choose a particular science and
perform some studies of the lat
est scientific findings that would
tend to confirm or deny the theor
etical principles.
Pastor Hubert Beck and War
ren Finn will instruct a course
which will explore to what extent
chemical and surgical regulation
of life is warranted. The Ethical
Implications of the Biological
Revolution is the course title.
Gourmet Cooking will be
taught by Trudi Adam and a
small fee will be required to pay
for the food which will be used.
Introductory Texas Fishing will
cover the basics of freshwater
fishing in Texas. Bruce Sublett
will instruct.
The Sports Car Club will spon
sor a course in auto mechanics,
which will delve into maintenance
and repair.
Pickin’ and Singin’ will be or
ganized by Larry Ludewig. The
students in this course will be
the teachers and they will cover
different aspects of performing
The Cepheid Variable Commit
tee will offer a course called Sci
ence Fiction Fantasy. Collecting,
anthologies, author reviews, SF
cinema and SF magazines will be
Beginning Chess will be taught
by Charles Cole, North Indian
classical music by David Court
ney, and English debating style
by Mike Perrin.
Other Free University courses
include: Applied Public Rela
tions, Philosophy of Man; Search
for Identity in Contemporary
World and an Introduction to the
Bahai Faith.
University National Bank
“On the side of Texas A&M.”
THE RENEWED CAVALRY CORPS is followed by a new type of janitor corps in part of the pre-game ceremonies before Saturday’s A&M-
Wichita game.
Bicycle Registration Set Friday—Play It Safe!