The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 02, 1975, Image 1

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Weather Fair and warm Tuesday and Wednesday. Light and vari able winds. High both days 92; low tonight 74. Battalion Vol. 69 No. 1 Copyriglu 1975, T\\e BaUalion College Station, Texas Tuesday, September 2, 1975 Housing is scarce ■ - ■ . Get crazy, wear a button A member of Peaceable Kingdom’s mime troop sticks a button on a young participant during Saturday nights North Gate block party. See related story and photo, page 5. ‘Who’s Who’ nominations open Student nominations for "Who s Who in American Colleges and Universities ’ are being taken. There will be 56 candidates. Nomination forms and ballot boxes will be at the Housing Office, Commandant s Office, Memorial Student Center Service Desk and the office of the dean of veterinary medicine. Nominations are restricted to graduating seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPR and graduate students with at least a 3.5. Dr. John Kokins, vice president for student services, said students and departments will have a week to make nominations. The forms should be turned in between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.. Sept. 1-8. Aggieland caught short Distribution of the 1974-75 yearbook began and ended Mon day morningas the first 1,430 copies of the Aggieland were handed out. The crowd haff-filled the second door corridor of the Reed McDonald Student Sen ices Building before the student publica tion supplies were depleted. Norman Chatman, 1974-75 Aggieland editor, said another 4,000 books will arrive Wednesday or Thursday. Taylor Publishing Co. of Dallas will ship the remaining half of the order later in the month, said Chatman. Phone rate hike protested Petitions are available on the first floor of the Memorial Stu dent Center to protest the proposed rate increase of General Tele phone. The petitions will be presented to the College Station City Council Sept. 9 to convince them that sen ices provided do not warrant an increase. The rate increase for on campus service will be presented to the Board of Regents in December. Raj Kent, student government vice president for Academic Affairs, notes that, "if we can kill this increase in Bryan-College Station, we 11 have a much better stand when it comes to the Board of Regents. Refrigerators going fast Refrigerators may be rented from 3 to 6 p.m. daily this week. Student Gov ernment will be renting them at the basement of the old hospital and the Memorial Student Center Loading dock on Monday and Tuesday. They can be obtained in the basement of the old hospital only. Rental fees are: $20 for one semester or $40 for a full year. There is also a $10 deposit and a $1 delivery charge. Degree applications needed Texas A&M Univ ersity students seeking graduate and under graduatedegrees in fall 75 must file a degree application by Sept. 12. Applications are accepted after an $8 graduation fee is paid in the Fiscal Office, Coke Building. Undergraduates should present the fee receipt in room 7 and graduates should apply in room 209 of Coke Building. Commencement will be December 13. ‘Free’ B,S&T tickets ready Tickets to the "Blood, Sweat and Tears concert will be availa ble this week at the Rudder Center box office, as long as the supply lasts. Students who paid the activities fee are entitled to a free general admission ticket. Any tickets that remain will go on sale to the general public next week. By JERRY NEEDHAM Staff Writer Many students in search of shel ter in the Bryan-College Station area have come to a disheartening realization: Housing is scarce. “As unbelievable as it may seem, we still have people coming in look ing for a place to stay,” Merfijo Dean in the Student Services Office said Monday. According to Texas A&M Univer sity Housing officials, the shortage is mainly affecting single men. Toby Rives, Assistant Student Services Director, said there is still space available in the women s resi dence halls. She said there were ap proximately 100 vacancies for women on campus as of Monday af ternoon. The women’s housing office pro duced a stack of cards listing women looking for roommates. None of the cards listed any women looking for a room. Rives said there are many women who have rented or leased apart ments in hopes of finding room mates but have been unable to. “A possible solution to the prob lem would be to consolidate some of the apartment leases held by single girls,” she said. “This would allow the girls to find roommates and also leave some apartments available for men needing a place to live. University Assistant Housing Manager Gene Oates conducted a survey last spring and found there was enough housing for the pro jected enrollment of 24,200 at A&M. But the distribution has not come out as predicted. Several apartment managers in dicated a lease consolidation would be acceptable if enough tenants could be found to lease the vacated apartments. Managers of the five largest local apartment complexes contacted late Monday night said there were not any confirmed vacancies in their apartments. “I would say, before it’s all over, we’ll have people coming to A&M from as far away as 25 miles — Navasota and Caldwell, Bob Bell of Spearman Realty said Monday. Bell said he had an afternoon ap pointment to show three students a mobile home 16 miles from the main campus. Other realtors contacted Monday said they had no units to rent to students. “We may have a nostalgic return to the 1930’s and soon find people sleeping in cars. Bell said. Jocks sing Nearly 6,000 students joined the Texas A&M Foot- University Night. The program included the first ball team in singing the Aggie War Hymn at All- yell practice of the season. rimto u> c;k» joi,»s<.,. Today Egyptian hostilities ruled out page 2 Liquor loosing Israel signs treaty p Women’s athletic page 7 its proof scholarships page 4 page 8 Hoffa probe Football practice begins continuing page 7 page 9 University Night kindles spirit By DEBBIE KILLOUGH and LORI RAESNER Staff Writers All-University Night once again rekindled Aggie enthusiasm as stu dents dug out their Howdies and dusted off their whoops. Nearly 6,000 students met in G. Rollie White Coliseum Monday night to be welcomed by student leaders and administrative officials. The year’s first yell practice fol lowed. Student Body President Jeff Dunn opened the program by urg ing students to maintain the tradi tional Aggie Spirit despite the rapid increase in enrollment. President Jack K. Williams and Vice President of Student Services John Koldus also addressed the crowd. Koldus expressed disap pointment that more students were not present, but Williams assured him that the rest were still looking for parking places. Students showed that football was their main interest by giving Head Coach Emory Bellard the first standing ovation of the evening. The team also received a standing ovation. “This bunch of guys deserves your loyalty and complete confi dence, he said, “and they will not disappoint you.” Coach Bellard ended by request ing that he be allowed to lead the first yell, and the colliseum rang with “Beat the hell outa Ole’ Miss. ” Students had recaptured enough of the Aggie Spirit to shout, “Get Grody” as head yell leader Jim Bob Mickler stood up to lead the yells. “I couldn’t believe all those people were yelling as one,” said freshman Jim Moore after the yell practice. “The unity was just great. Even Reveille IV proved to be a worthy successor to Reville III. Her barks could be heard echoing whenever the yelling died down. An anonymous student combined the traditional Aggie philosophy with the undying Aggie spirit when she said, “This was great, but 1 think it would have been better if we could have had beer.” Saturday: RHA pushball contest pits dorm against dorm Trying to bust tho bsll Throwing the bstii swsy Tgxss AggiGs af piay i*i,ot»s i» yHk "..in.