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Hill says
Hof fa’s foster son
Bonds protect trailer buyers ref uses question
Associated Press
AUSTIN — Personally defending
a new state law that regulates the
mobile home industry,Atty. Gen.
John Hill Wednesday sought to
show that its tough bonding re
quirement was necessary to protect
Hill also presented evidence
showing that no significant number
of dealers or manufacturers had
been put out of business by the
necessity to obtain bonds backing
up their warranties.
A group of mobile home makers
and dealers contend in their suit be
fore state District Court Judge
Herman Jones that the key features
of the bill — particularly the bond
requirement — deprive them of
constitutionally protected property
Will Ehrle, attorney for the
mobile home industry, began his
case by calling as witnesses Jackie
W. St. Clair, state commissioner of
labor and standards, and John
Steele, head of his mobile home di
But Hill quickly turned his
cross-examination into develop
ment of his rebuttal case.
“What was the prime reason for
the legislation?” Hill asked Steele.
“To protect consumers from
dealers — some woidd go out of bus
iness overnight, leaving consumers
stranded . . . Consumers would
complain to us about a mobile
Cyclamate ban may end;
FDA to decide next year
home, and we would have no re
medy,” Steele replied.
He said there were 167 substan
tiated claims in 1973 od mobile
homes that did not comply with
Texas standards and 326 the follow
ing year. As a result, Steel said, the
attorney general set up a special task
force that produced the bill now
being challenged in court.
Steele said that between Nov. 30,
1973, and Tuesday — effective date
of the new law — more than 1,000
dealers went out of business, leav
ing 436. He said only 83 of those
have been rejected in their attempts
to find insurance companies that
will write their performance bonds.
He said that 39 of the 46 manufac
turers in Texas have obtained
bonds, including Majestic Indus
tries, which alleges in the suit that it
was faced with going out of business
because of inability to obtain a
bond. Ehrle sought through his
questions to show that an impossi
ble burden was placed on dealers
through a prohibition against sale of
used mobile homes that do not meet
standards in force at the time of
their manufacture.
“How can a dealer know what is
the flame spread resistance of the
interior wall board?” Ehrle asked.
“Take off a section of paneling and
look at the rating ... If there is no
rating on it, we would have to take
the position that it is not flame-
resistant paneling and not covered
by the code,” Steele said.
Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Federal offi
cials plan to decide in January
whether to lift the controversial ban
on the use of cyclamates as an ar
tificial sweetener.
The decision will be an effort to
end arguments spanning the last six
years on whether there is a link be
tween cyclamates and cancer in
If scientists fail to establish a link.
Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) officials say cyclamates coidd
he used commercially in diet soft
drinks and food next year.
It would take at least four months
after the FDA decision to meet re
quirements for public comment and
publication, so cyclamates probably
would not appear on grocery
shelves before the middle of next
Meanwhile, as scientists weigh
new cyclamate research along with
that which generated the ban in
1969, they are studying similar re
search that suggests a link between
cancer in rats and the other major
artificial sweetener, saccharine.
The FDA decision on whether to
ban saccharine, the principal re
placement for cyclamates in diet
products, is not expected by FDA
officials before 1977.
The FDA’s decisions on the artifi
cial sweeteners depend on research
with animals fed extremely high
doses of the chemicals — the equi
valent of more than 1,000 diet soft
drinks a day for a human being.
These studies are being examined
under rigorous standards by scien
tists inside and outside the FDA.
FDA officials now say high-level
Nixon administration officials
rushed through the cyclamate ban
in 1969 without allowing normal
scrutiny of supporting research.
The debate over FDA standards
and procedures concerns not only
bureaucrats and scientists: produc
tion of low-calorie foods and diet soft
drinks is a billion-doll ar-a-year in
An estimated 12 million Ameri
cans drink diet sodas each day, and
millions of others eat diet foods
sweetened with saccharine.
Saccharine, which is 300 times
sweeter than sugar, has been in use
since 1879, and cyclamates — 30
times sweeter than sugar — have
been used since 1944. Both have
been subjects of research for years.
The cyclamates decision
awaits findings of a scientific panel
working under auspices of the Na
tional Cancer Institute and review
ing all research on cyclamates and
cancer in animals.
FDA officials say privately the
panel’s decision, due in January,
will be adopted by FDA.
In preparation for that report, the
FDA is trying to decide related is
sues, such as whether the chemical
can cause organ damage.
Even with a decision finding
there is no cancer link, FDA sources
say some limits may be imposed on
the possible future use of cycla
mates, perhaps like the present but
little-known one-gram-a-day-a-
person limit on the use of sac
If the panel concludes cyclamates
cause cancer, the chemical will re
main banned.
If the panel fails to reach a conclu
sion, the FDA still will make a deci
sion, FDA sources say.
Bookmart continues sales
The Student Government Bookmart will be open daily from 9
a.m. to 3:30 in room 137 of the Memorial Student Center from
Sept. 1 to Sept. 12.
They will buy used books at 60 per cent of original value and
.sell them for 65 per cent of the value.
It is operated by the members of Alpha Phi Omega and student
Workshop scheduled
The Memorial Student Center will be hosting two workshops
for student organizations.
The first will be a Student Finance Workshop on Sept. 16 and
17 at 3 p.m. This workshop will brief students on how to use the
Finance Center for organizational business.
The other workshop will deal with organizational program
ming. This will include room scheduling, the Battalion, uses use of
posters, campus mail and other campus facilities.
Students working with the program planning aspect of campus
organization should attend.
Associated Press
DETROIT — Jimmy Hoffa’s foster son refused to answer
questions Wednesday during a seven-minute appearance be
fore a federal grand jury probing the disappearance of the ex-
Teamsters president, his attorney said.
Charles (Chuckie) O’Brien, a Teamsters organizer raised
by the Hofla family, refused to say whether he took the Fifth
Amendment during his brief appearance.
O’Brien’s attorney, James Burdick, charged the govern
ment with using the Hoffa case to develop unrelated cases
against Teamsters officials “at the cost of a signif icant investi
gation into the disappearance of James R. Hoffa.
O’Brien, 41, is considered a key figure in the Hoffa dis
appearance. He was driving a car belonging to the son of a
reputed Mafia chieftain, near the restaurant where Hoffa was
last seen on July 30.
A sworn FBI affidavit, used in connection with the seizure
of the auto, states there is probable cause to believe O Brien
used the vehicle to “facilitate an abduction of Hoffa.
Af ter appearing before the grand jury, O’Brien said he was
returning immediately to his new home near Miami, Fla.
Asked whether he had any fear that his life might he in
danger, O Brien shook his vigorously and said, “None.
In a hallway outside the grand jury room, a business asso
ciate, Louis Linteau, waited his turn to testify.
Linteau is owner of Airport Service Lines, a Pontiac,
Mich., limousine business at which Hoffa stopped to chat
shortly before he disappeared.
Linteau reportedly said under hypnosis that Hoffa told
him he was to meet “Tony G. and “Tony P., apparently
references to Anthony Giacalone, a reputed Maf ia figure whose
son s car has been seized, and Anthony Provenzano, a former
Teamsters boss from New Jersey.
Giacalone has denied he was to meet with Hoffa.
Apollo-Soyuz astronaut flies to recovery
Dynamite troubleshooter
Veteran lives with danger
Associated Press
POMONA, Calif. — Blow up
some cables with dynamite. A sim
ple job, it might seem, for a
foremost explosives expert like J. S.
But the cables were at the Nevada
Test Site, attached to an under
ground atomic device that failed to
explode when the button was
pushed hours earlier.
The Atomic Energy Commission
called on Brower to “shoot a charge”
to cut the cables and deactivate the
device. But if anything went wrong,
Brower, less than 250 feet away in
the barren desert, would be right in
the middle of it.
It wasn t the first dangerous as
signment undertaken by Brower,
who has a reputation for doing
things others turn down. During
the Korean War he led a group of
convicts dubbed “Ali Brower and
his 30 Thieves” on behind the lines
Brower admits this was one job he
had second thoughts about.
“I insisted they insure myself and
my partner for $1 million each,” he
said. “I figured if I was going to go I
wanted to leave something to my
But the assignment eight years
ago came off just as planned — and
Brower heaved a sign of relief and
walked away.
Brower, in his early 60s, has
spent most of the last 35 years work
ing with explosives — which he calls
“tools — a fascination that began
during his childhood on the East
Coast, when he would blow up old
World War I munitions that washed
It was Brower whom New York
police invited to survey the damage
after a group of Weathermen blew
themselves up in a New York tow-
nhouse in 1970. Movie Studios re
peatedly request Brower’s services
when they want an explosion to
He was a consultant in the clear
ing of the Suez Canal.
“It could be,” Brower says with a
self-effacing grin, “that in this busi
ness, I am a legend. ”
Brower runs the firm of J. S.
Brower and Associates in this sub
urb on the eastern fringe of Los
Angeles County. The company is
involved worldwide inexplosives
consulting, manufacturing and dis
posal. Brower is also chairman of the
Society of Explosive Engineers.
But working with explosives has
not been without its toll. Nine years
ago, Brower lost three fingers on his
left hand when a “junk-buster”
charge for an oil well misfired.
His doctors advised him to take it
easy, perhaps even quit the busi
“But believe me, it did not slow
me up, Brower said as he sat in his
office, the wall and shelves around
him crowded with mementos of the
tasks he has performed since the ac
He still plays golf, shooting in the
high ’70s.
Associated Press
HOUSTON — Astronaut Donald
K. “Deke ’ Slayton, the nation’s
oldest active astronaut, walked out
of a hospital Wednesday just eight
days after surgeons removed a be
nign tumor from his left lung, and
told newsmen he would be going
“full bore within three weeks.
Slayton, 51, walked with less than
his usual brisk stride, but felt well
enough to joke with newsmen and
sign autographs for well-wishers
who stopped him in the lobby of the
M.D. Anderson Hospital and
Tumor Institute.
He left the hospital with his wife,
went home and then drove to his
off ice for a few hours of work.
Doctors said most men of
Slayton’s age would need at least 10
to 14 days hospitalization after un
dergoing lung surgery, but, one
hospital official noted, “Deke’s not
an ordinary person.
Slayton underwent surgery on
Aug. 26 for a lung lesion doctors
feared could he cancerous. The
small nodule was removed,
examined and found to be benign.
Doctors had predicted Slayton’s
rapid recovery. They said the as
tronaut was in excellent physical
condition and was able to run two
miles in 13 minutes only a few days
before the surgery.
Slayton told newsmen he had
been walking the streets outside the
hospital for the last two days and had
been doing office work in his hospi
tal room.
He walked unassisted from the
hospital, accompanied by his wife.
"I’m still a little sore, he told
newsmen, “but I feel great. It just
takes a little while to get ox er a big
gash like that surgical incision.
He and his wife embraced for
photographers and he cautioned her
not to squeeze too hard because "it
still hurts a little.
Slayton made his first space flight
in July as a member of the American
crew in the nine-day Apollo-Soyuz,
U S.-Soviet joint mission.
He and his crewmates, Tliomai
P. Stafford and Vance Brand,
breathed poison gas during thefina!
minutes of their mission and (lie
three were hospitalized in Hawaiilo
During treatment for the gas
problem, doctors discovered the
small lesion on Slayton’s lung.
Doctors said he should recovei
fully and again be able to fly. •
Slayton and his crewmates an
scheduled to tour the Soviet Union
with the Soyuz cosmonauts startin'
Sept. 22.
Asked if he would be health
enough for the tour, Slayton grin
ned and said, "Oh, hell yes!” ’
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Limousine Service to: Houston, $30: Austin, $30; San
Antonio, $50; Dallas, $60. Call 846-9925 or 823-
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These Carefully Prepared and Taste Tempting Foods.
Each Daily Special Only $1.49 Plus Tax.
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Dining: 11 AM to 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM to 7 PM
Snack Bar 7 a.m. — 7 p.m.
In the past, certain information hits been made public by
Texas A&M I’niversity as a service to students, families
and other interested individuals.
Under the “Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
of 1974, the following directory information may be
made public unless the student desires to withhold all or
any portion of it:
Student’s name, address, telephone listing,
date and place of birth, major field of study,
participation in officially recognized activities
and sports, dates of attendance, degrees and
awards received, and the most recent previous
educational agency or institution attended by
the student.
Any student wishing to withhold any or all of this infor
mation should f ill out, in person, the appropriate form,
available to graduate students at the Graduate College
and to undergraduate students at the Registrar’s Office,
no later than 5:(X) p.m., Friday, September 12, 1975.
Edwin II. Cooper, Dean
Admissions and Records
Texas A&M University •
St. Thomas Chapel
906 Jersey, C.S.
Sept. 4, 5, 6
Thursday 9-5; Friday, 9-5; Saturday, 9-12.
Mobile Home Park
5 minutes from campus
Swimming pool, TV cable, all city
utilities, lanre lots.
822-2326 or 822-2421
Get the Best for Less 394tfn
Bud Sparks ’74 invites you to Nifty
Thrifty Collectables, 2504 South
College, Bryan, 822-1293. Used
furniture, antiques, collectables.
Limited desk supply. 132t6
Mexican Fiesta
Salisbury Steak
Chicken Fried Beef
Two Cheese and
Steak w/cream
Mushroom Gravy
Onion Enchiladas
Whipped Potatoes
Whipped Potatoes and
Your Choice of
Mexican Rice
Choice of one other
One Vegetable
Patio Style Pinto Beans
Roll or Corn Bread and Butter
Roll or Corn Bread and Butter
Coffee or Tea
Coffee or Tea
One Corn Bread and Butter
Coffee or Tea
road service/house calls
foreign cars & trucks
specializing in
Class of ’65
Necklace, key chain, tie tack, $2.98
each. Broughtons, Box 3321, Sarasota,
Fla. 33578
104 Peasant
401 Laka Strati
I and 2 bedroom furnished or un
furnished, with or without bills paid.
The Country Kitchen is looking for
neat, energetic people. Waitresses,
cooks, hus hoys needed. Apply bet
ween 2 pm-5 pm daily. No phone calls
Service For All
Chrysler Corp. Cars
Body Work — Painting
Free Estimates
Dodge Sales and Service Since 1922
1411 Texas Ave. — 823-8111 57tfn
Italian Candle Light Spaghetti Dinner
Parmesan Cheese - Tossed Green Salad
Choice of Salad Dressing - Hot Garlic Bread
Tea or Coffee
Desks, Filing Cabinet, Storage Cabinets, Cal
culators, Typewriter, Typewriter Table, Typist
Chairs, Executi\e Chair, Check Writer, 19" Zenith
Black & White Portable TV. Phone S46-324S.
1707 Palasota, Bryan. Large nice lots, with 2 months
free rent, $28.50 monthly rent, cable contract, water
furnished, park-recreation area with trees, sensible
restrictions. 822-3014 or 846-1854.
WAITRESSES needed. Rent llonsel. Apph in pmoii,
693-1856. 2l2
Chevy van ’6S LWB, 6-cylinder, standard, 25,()()() miles
on new engine. Paneling, cabinets, shag. 693-1749. 2t3
GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, 9-5, 1305 Walton Drive,
C.S. Furniture, clothes, hooks, misc. 2t3
Pinfeather Acres, mobile homes for rent, 822-2627.
help balance the family budget with
part time income and lie a full time
mother, too. For appointment and in
terview, call 846-7381, afternoons.
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FREE COUNTERFEIT MONEY. Each evening from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. any person who purchases food totaling
$5.00 or more will receive a free enlarged reproduction of a REPUBLIC OF TEXAS FIVE DOLLAR BILL
608 South Bryan
Woodburning Heaters & Cookstoves, Round Top
Trunk, Victrola, Foot Pedal Sewing Machine, Iron
Washpot, Antique Oak High Back Bed, Brass Firep
lace Set W/And irons, Kerosene Lamps, Depression
Glass, Silverware, Brass Items, Flower Pots, Rock
ing Chairs, Oak Tables, Oak Pie Safe, Washstand,
Old Pictures & Frames. Antique Walnut What-
authinkitis?, Antique Woodworkers Tools, 1,(XX)& 1
Iron Collector Items, Old Books, Rocks, Petrified
Wood, Crystals, Geodes, Agate, Mineral Speci
mens. Furniture Restoration, Rejxiirs, Refinishing,
& Woodcarving.
Cole Slaw
Hush Puppies
Choice of one
Roll or Corn Bread & Butter
Tea or Coffee
Sell your used air conditioner to White’s Auto Store or
trade on new Catalina home appliances.
Panasonic AM-FM receiver with 8-track player-
recorder ami automatic turntable, $185, 846-8329. 3t5
English Shepherd puppies. U.K.C. registered, excel
lent stockdogs, watchdogs, pets, companions. 823-
0828. 3t4
Female help wanted. Apph’ in pc ISOM GoodtimeCkr-
lie’s, 807 Texas Ave. 846-9513. 3(6
'72 Suzuki 550cc, extras, $950, 845-1549,
Student Assistance needed by local
funeral home. Living quarters provided
plus salary. Neat appearance and ability
to answer phone is necessary. 823-
8125. 2t4
Full time typing. Symbols. Call 823-7723.
1974 Yamaha 60 Street Bike. 845-4111; alter 5, call 846-
6948. IP*
3 bedroom, Large den. Phone 822-4900,
after 6 p.m. 3t2
Experienced electronic technician. Must be able to re
pair-audio amplifier. Also experienced horn repairman.
Lange Music Co., 1410 Texas. It4
Full time Christian housekeeper and babysitter. Call
822-2334 or 823-5985. It4
“Yankee Pot Roast
Texas Style”
Tossed Salad
Choice of one
Roll or Corn Bread & Butter
Tea or Coffee
Served with
Cranberry Sauce
Cornbread Dressing
Roll or Corn Bread - Butter - Coffee
or Tea
Giblet Gravy
And your choice of any
One vegetable
S500 REWARD. For identity of either white male who
stole batteries, chain saw and gas can from garage on
Friday, 3:30 p.m. at 101 North Ave. Last seen in late
model pickup, gold with light top. No questions asked
except lor identity. James E. Vincent, 101 North Av
enue. 2t3
Deadline for refunds for ’76 Aggielands is November 1,
1975. Bring fall ’75 fee slip to Rm. 216, Reed McDonald
Bldg. 2t5
Zenith Sales and Services
TV Rental
713 S. MAIN BRYAN 822-2133
‘Quality First’
Have you tried the new
owned & operated by Troy Causey
Roffler products for men.
846-8811 ext. 104
Call: George Webb
Farmers Insurance Group
3400 S. College 823-8051
Carriers for the Battalion
845-2611 for further information