The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 06, 1976, Image 1

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upfficials say no students refused because of housing the out any mei ‘ton has es any# ndprodj By LEE ROY LESCHPER “ip®!* and il11 ™| DAVID WHITE von 11®:*. T-Benc| vers ' t y Admission Office ofBcials yes- Benied a statement by University daddyomf * J ac k Williams that 3,000 fall 'hite ptiftpplieants were rejected because of a ishermesP shortage. Hi canepT back wit! e secret ectablei] tete accepted all qualified students, r, some students have returned cause they couldn’t find any place , he said. [didn’t turn anyone down because of using situation. Dr. Bill G. Lay, | of admissions, said. i one 4 • Someti: better. (| idy and ide. Hie small is was out of town yesterday and ming and was unavailable for com- Nelda Rowell, assistant to the presi- ^fused to comment this morning on ;ment Williams made Wednesday. pll did comment on statements by Ficials that housing has not been a consideration in admissions practices. “That is absolutely correct,” she said. “No one was excluded from the Univer sity’s standpoint because of housing.” President Williams had told members of the Student Senate Wednesday night that A&M turned down 3,000 applications for fall ’75 admission. Those students were not admitted because A&M didn’t have any housing on-campus and there wasn’t any in local communities, Williams said. Possible policy changes to limit future increases in enrollment have been consid ered for some time by University officials. Setting a maximum enrollment ceiling, limiting the enrollment of international and out-of-state students and upgrading admis sion requirements have been suggested as possible solutions to the enrollment ques tion. Out-of-state students have had to meet more stringent admission requirements than Texas citizens for over a year. Lay said. Out-of-state applicants must have an SAT score of 1,000 or more and must rank in the top one-half of their high school graduating class, he said. The A&M 1976 undergraduate catalog lists requirements as SAT scores of 1000 for students in the bottom quarter of their class and scores of 800 for those in the top half of their class. Those special out-of-state requirements don’t apply to scholarship recipients or sons and daughters of A&M alumni. Lay said, yesterday. Calhoun said that acceptance would be on the basis of curriculum. If a certain cur riculum were filled, a student could wait one semester to enroll or could enroll in another curriculum and transfer to his pre ferred curriculum later when openings de velop, he said. Texas citizens would not receive priority over out-of-state students, he said. Those special out-of-state requirements don’t apply to scholarship recipients or sons and daughters of A&M alumni, Lay said. Up with Aggies Up With People brought its Saccharine variety show to A&M Thursday night and brought members of the audience on the stage to help out. T1 Che Battalion /ol. 68, No. 71 ities leveled Earthquake toll climbs Grady | with llif )ukes i their [ nts whli stona victory i gave Tea e behic d to 8-1 me owl ics, Sij I Rice f ;et Bayi mston 1 1-71 ini ell realll hey had® ; Associated Press irststart§fATEMALA CITY — The National ;ency Committee today estimated from Wednesday’s earthquake at :o 3,000 dead, 15,000 injured and homeless as the United States led a 17-plane airlift of aid to the de- id country. . lurces close to the committee said the 0 ialtjy estimates were conservative. fie committee said it had information 1,16,111 180 per cent of the area hit hardest by n t a ‘• e g ion which stretched across '! 1 per cent of the nation of 6 million Jt Hie >n ol jr •ok fori American survey team from the reforeli a Canal Zone flew over the country copters Thursday, locating the worst e in a region north and northwest of nala City. U.S. Embassy said the survey con- College Station, Texas Friday, Feb. 6, 1976 Radio operators aid Guatemalans ASKEll ;. Sqf. Sq-b'i 46-3I. firmed the total destruction of several cities, including Joyabaj, population 32,000; Tecpan, 24,000; and Patzicia, 11,000. The town of Chimaltenango, 20,000 population, was 98 percent leveled. The emergency committee said other towns leveled by the quake were Comala- pa, 18,000; El Progreso, 12,000, and Zaragosa, 8,000, and that many smaller towns and villages suffered the same fate. “Up to Wednesday, it did not look so bad because all we could see was Guatemala City. Today, it's an entirely different situa tion,’ an embassy spokesman said. No deaths or injuries were reported among the estimated 5,000 Americans liv ing in Guatemala or visiting there as tourists. But hundreds of Guatemalans were believed dead here in the capital, where slum districts in the center of the city were hit hardest. Adobe huts and shops were flattened, but most major buildings were left standing. A massive relief effort was under way from the United States as well as from neighboring countries, which suffered var ying degrees of damage but had no re ported deaths and few injuries. The U.S. Embassy said 16 big C141 transport planes from American bases began landing at the rate of one an hour at Guatemala City’s international airport Thursday night. U.S. aid included a 100-bed hospital manned by 25 doctors that was airlifted from Ft. Sill, Okla., and 500 family tents, 500 pints of blood plasma, 5,000 doses of anitbiotics, a dozen 3,000-gallon water storage tanks, electric power generators, pumps and other supplies. Ambassador Francis E. Meloyjr., whose home was wrecked by the quake, met with President Kjell Eugenio Laugerud Thurs day night to discuss the American effort. They were expected to send the hospital into the countryside north of Guatemala City to begin work by Sunday. The U.S. Embassy also reported that CARE, the relief agency, was beginning to distribute 11 million pounds of food that had been stockpiled in Guatemalan warehouses for emergencies in Central America. Guillermo Echeverria Viehnans, the top coordinator for the National Emergency Committee, said more aid is desperately needed. “The backbone of Guatemalan com merce has been broken” by the loss of two key bridges on the highway from Guatemala City to the Caribbean ports of Puerto Barrios and Santo Tomas de Castil lo, Echevenia told newsmen. The MSC Radio Committee has broad cast messages from Guatemalan students to El Salvador after an earthquake devastated the Central American country Wednesday. David Creek, an advisor to the “ham” committee, said the messages will be re layed from El Salvador to Guatemala. A few students have learned that their families are unharmed. No A&M students have received word of death in their families, Creek said. Citizens of the United States who have family members in Guatemala may receive information on Ithem from the State De partment in Washington, D.C., Creek said. More earthquakes are expected within the next hours in Guatemala, according to ham reports. The Guatemalan government is warning its citizens that the quakes may be more severe than the one devastating the country Wednesday. Ziquinala, a city located about 30 miles south of the nation’s capital, Guatemala City, is the expected epicenter of the shock. Fifty per cent of Ziquinala was de stroyed in the quake Wednesday, radio re ports said. The latest reports received by the Radio Committee place urban counts at 4,000 dead and 25,000 injured. The toll is set higher in the countryside. The latest reports received place urban counts at 2,500 to 3,000 dead and 15,000 injured. The toll is believed to be higher in the countryside. Most rural Guatemalans live in adobe huts which would collapse under the shock of an earthquake, said Eduardo Castillo, a student from that country. There is little communication from rural areas because most highways and telephone lines have been destroyed. The Radio Committee has tried to con tact all Guatemalan students, in order for them to send messages home. Creek re quested that any that may have been over looked go to the Radio Room of the MSC. The room is near the Braley Travel Service on the first floor. — Richard Chamberlain lurder suspect linked to A&M incident dibits C*ks| By JIM CRAWLEY Scien# Austin murder suspect has been BSU W with a threat and possible attack on gSU 35 A&M staff members last fall. R. Sanders of Manor, is being held suspect in the Wednesday murder of -old Steven Paul Lulenski, a male at Breckenridge Hospital in Austin. |rs is in critical condition at the hospi- Oiiii after being shot by a policeman in the vS , Tiifftal’s emergency room, the scene of murder. pol at Lulenski for trying to check his vital signs. Sanders, who had complained of chest pains, left the hospital and returned later with a shotgun and shot Lulenski. The victim died within minutes. Sanders is a former patient at Rusk State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. San ders threatened a desk clerk at the Memo rial Student Center Guest Rooms on the night of Aug. 4, 1975. According to a Uni versity Police report, the alleged threat oc curred during an argument over the availability of a room. After the disagree ment was settled, Sanders spent the night at the MSC. During questioning by two police offi cers at the MSC, Sanders said he was trying to enroll in the University. The police also checked Sander’s criminal record and dis covered a murder conviction. The murder conviction was in 1971 for the murder of Sanders’ uncle. Sanders was committed to Rusk State until the spring of 1974 when he was released. After the criminal record was received by the campus police, an investigating offi cer said Sanders was extremely dangerous. It was discovered that Sanders didn’t meet the entrance requirements of the University. At that point a police officer was assigned to the Coke Building to watch for Sanders. University officals feared he might harm two administrators in the building. Also, precautionary measures were taken by College Station police to protect the officals at their hqmes, said Dr. John Koldus, vice-president for student services. Assistant Director of Admissions Bill Lay confirmed that Sanders had filled out an application, but was not enrolled in the university. “He did not make any threats here in the Admissions Office,” Lay said. A&M Senate to be revised, asks input Student Government will con sider three major changes in its bylaws this weekend during a con stitutional convention. Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, senators will discuss proposals which would limit senate repre sentation to colleges, set senate membership at 50, and change its name to “Student Association.” The convention is open to the pub lic, and is an effort to get student input on the amendments. It’s never too late to learn] Kevin Vernier By KEVIN VENNER At 60 years of age, Frank Vasovski is beginning his American college education with newborn vitality. The freshman journalism major may look like an anthropology pro fessor, but he is here to learn — just like any freshman. “I have no earthshaking, plans,” Vasovski said. “I have some spare time and I want to use it. ” Vasovski, a former Polish army of ficer and 22-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, said, “Attending Texas A&M University is like going to an eternal fountain of youth. I enjoy at tending school with young persons. ” The academic environment has changed since he last attended State Technological College in Warsaw, Poland in 1936. The scheduling of classes is one of the major differences, Vasovski said. In Poland, he attended class five days a week for 40 hours. He did not have to scurry about campus to get from one class to the next. “We were assigned a class with which we stayed. The class did not go to the teacher, the teacher came to the class. “The class formed a close relation ship. We were like a second family.” Vasovski liked this system of at tachment because it gave an extra incentive to the individual. A stu dent did not want to fall behind in his studies and risk being separated from his classmates. There were cliques in his class of 42 students though, and one day his buddies decided to skip class. It happened to be the same day a few others failed to show up for school. In fact, he said, only three people at tended that day. “We got the ax—the royal ax!” Education is important to Vas ovski. He believes the masses have not reached a desired level of educa tion, and a person has a better chance of correcting the ills of the world if he knows what is going on around him. “Education is the key to all problems,” he said. Vasovski is majoring in journalism because he said it is the best way to learn a foreign tongue. “I had to start at the beginning, like a first grade student. See Jane run.’ I wanted to know why Jane runs, to where she is running and See You’re, page 4. Learning to be a student again Learning to be a student again is not an easy job, as the older than average student soon discovers. In order to help the older student cope with his problems, the Stu dents Older than Average Program was formed. This program, directed by Toby Rives, assistant director of student affairs, provides students who are 25 or older with counseling and social activities. The most common problem among these students, Rives said, is getting used to student life. “They have trouble adjusting to the ‘Joe College’ scene,” she said. The older than average students often have to relearn study skills, especially if they’ve been out of school for several years, Rives said. There are over 4,000 students en rolled at Texas A&M University who fall into the older than average stu dent category. They come from many different backgrounds. Rives said. Most of them are graduate students, but some are undergraduate, house wives, divorcees or former ser vicemen. The older students feel very com petitive with the other students. Rives said. They have had more experience with life in general, she said, but they have been out of touch with the college atmosphere. Several activities have been set up to give the older than average stu dents the opportunity to meet each other and discuss their problems. Noon-hour seminars are held twice a month. Speakers present programs on such topics as value clarification. The students meet on Fridays for “happy hour.” Dinners and parties are given at the students’ homes. — Elaine Merrifield INDEX THE TEXAS A&M BEUTEL HEALTH Center is compared with the medical facilities at Texas Tech and UT. Page 2. THE STERLING EVANS Li brary is receiving collections of noted economics books. Page 3. ANIMALS FOR CLASS laboratories and experiments come from many sources. Page 3. COLLEGE STATION HOUS ING CODE defines sanitation con ditions and occupancy levels. Page 4. DUVAL COUNTY is experienc ing increased political activity. Page 4. A NEW BASEBALL field planned for fall of 1976. Page 5. BAD OFFICIATING HURTS SWC prestige. Page 6. ★★★ THE FORECAST for Friday and Saturday is mostly cloudy, cold and windy. Light drizzle is expected Saturday morning. Friday’s expected high is 44; tonight’s low, 30; Saturday’s high, 57.