The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 16, 1976, Image 9

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)rmer lover blamed
Tomorrow at 5:30 p.m., students will
gather here at G. Rollie White Coliseum
in the annual tradition of Muster,to honor
Aggies who ha\ e died during the past year.
Muster is held on San Jacinto Day any
where in the world where two or more
Aggies meet to remember those who hav e
passed away. This year, more than 350
gatherings will occur from Indonesia to
Germany, but the largest Muster is always
held at A&M.
Charles G. Scruggs, v ice-president and
editorial director of Progressive Farmer
Magazine and an A&M graduate, will be
the main speaker at the ceremonies.
Auld Lang Syne, sung by the Singing
Cadets, a 21-gun salute fired by the Ross
Volunteers, the “roll call for the absent
and Silver Taps characterize the campus
Muster. When the mames of the honored
dead are called from the Muster Roll, a
friend of the deceased answers "Here”.
This year s campus Muster honors 43 stu
dents, iormer students and professors of
A&M, said Muster chairman Fred
Several speakers from the campus will
visit cities throughout Texas for the Cen
tennial Muster, including Dr. Jack K.
Williams, Drs. Tom and Carolyn Adair,
Col. Thomas Parsons, Congressman Olin
E. Teague, Dr. John Koldus, and Roger
Muster was first recalled in 18S3, when
Aggies met on June 26 to “live ov er again
our college days, the v ictories and defeats
won and lost upon drill ground and class
room . Let every alumni answer at roll call,
wrote the former students, then known as
ex-cadets. These early meetings were par
ties and banquets relating to the com-
meneement activ ities.
By the late 1-S90's, the Corps made an
nual visits to the Sail Jacinto battlefield
near Houston to participate in sham battles
and maneuv ers, followed by a parade on
Houston's Main Street.
In the early 1900s, a Track and Field
Day, a series of competitive athletic ev ents
similar to intramurals, was held every April
21. When the events were called off in
1903, a “determined student body, 300
strong, marched in orderly military preci
sion to the home of President Davis F.
Houston to insist upon some observ ance of
the anniv ersary of the battle that won
Texas Independence. April 21 marks the
day Sam Houston s small band of volun
teers defeated Santa Anna s troops, freeing
Texas from Mexican rule in 1836.
During World War I, groups of Aggies
met in foxholes all over Europe, and at
Army posts in America but no musters
were held on campus.
In 1923, the former students prov ided
Aggies with an opportunity to “meet old
friends again and live over the old days at
College Station" by planning a state and
nationwide rally of former students.
WTAW radio station broadcast a program
consisting of a medley of A&M songs,
greetings from the Brazos Country A&M
Club, words from athletic coach D.X. Bi
ble, and Aggie yells by the cadets.
"11 there is an A&M man in one hundred
miles of you, you are expected to get to--
gether, eat a little, and live over the days
you spent at the A&M College of Texas,"
urged the March, 1923 Texas Aggie.
By 1929 meetings had become interna
tional, and the roll call of the absent mem
bers came into practice.
In 1942, A&M Muster gained national
recognition when it was held at Corregidor
Island in the Philippines. Fifteen days be
fore the fall of the island, 25 men, led by
General George Moore, 08, “mustered in
the dim recesses of the Rock amd answered
‘here’ for their dead classmates.”
Wartime brought Aggies together in al
most every area of the world, and two men
were reported to have held Muster in a
hi 1943, E.E. McQuillen, then director
of the Association of Former Students, sent
out “muster packets to Aggies throughout
the country. Filled with information on
A&M heritage and the tradition of Muster,
these packets also listed the names of the
area’s deceased Aggies.
The first campus Muster was held in
1946 at Kyle Field — the “Homecoming
Muster for A&M v eterans at which Gen
eral Eisenhower spoke.
Campus Muster w as held on the steps of
the MSC, in Kyle Field, on the Adminis
tration lawn, and more recently in G. Rol
lie White. Occasionally, as in 1962, campus
Muster was eliminated due to Easter holi-
davs, but the tradition has endured since
This year's Muster was originallv
planned for the Administration lawn, but
due to bad weather it will be held in the
Vol. 68 No. 109
College Station, Texas
Tuesday, April 20, 1976
Nelson B. Hunt
pleads no contest
Associated Press
DALLAS — Federal charges of obstruc
tion of justice were dismissed Monday
against four men, including two sons of the
late Dallas oil billionaire H. L. Hunt. In
exchange, three of the men pleaded no
contest to a misdemeanor action ■
The plea bargain was worked out be
tween defense attorneys and prosecutors in
the cases of Nelson Bunker Hunt, W. Her
bert Hunt and prominent Dallas lawyers
Charles Tessmer and B. H. Timmins.
In exchange for dismissal of the obstruc
tion of justice charges, Nelson Bunker
Hunt, Tessmer and Timmins pleaded no
contest to a federal information accusing
them of what amounted to misdemeanor
contempt of court in their dealings with a
federal grand jury.
W. Herbert Hunt was cleared of all
charges in the bargaining.
Parents Day at A&M was also
Awards Day at the University.
Stories, Photos Page 4.
Texas A&M men finished second in
the Baylor track meet despite four
firsts. Page 8.
Three basketball players share ‘Most
Valuable Player award. Page 9.
Rock-music lovers got their money s
worth, says Paul Mueller in his
review. Page 5.
Fair and mild today with a
high in the upper 70s. Low to
night in the mid-50s. Continued
fair and mild tomorrow with a
high in the upper 70s. No rain
is predicted. Rainfall in the last
24 hours in the College Station
area measured .76 inches.
Eighteen tornadoes were
sighted across the state last
night and this morning. One in
jured 11 persons and destroyed
three homes outside Brown-
Hearst’s credibility challenged
Mexico to investigate
Howard Hughes’ aide
Associated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A prosecutor,
ihllenging Patricia Hearst’s credibility as
Wnformer, says the secret bank robbery
she told authorities was motivated by
oy; Ity to her underground lover, Steven
Hsst. U.S. Atty. Richard Nichols, oppos
ing Soliah s request to open Miss Hearst’s
revelations to public view, indicated
Monday that authorities believed the
convict-heiress has lied about the robbery.
Soliah is the only person charged in the
April 21, 1975, robbery of a Crocker Na
tional Bank branch in suburban Car
michael in which a woman customer was
slain by a shotgun blast.
“There is rational reason for disbelieving
wo-car, head-on collision
ills parents, sister survives
jhe parents of two Texas A&M students
were killed in a two-car, head-on collison
Suiday evening on HWY 21, approxi-
Rtely two miles west of Bryan. Harold R.
McGilvray, 65, of 6815 N. Vandiver, San
Antonio and his wife, Neta, were returning
Mine with their daughter, Brenda Kay, 13,
filer having spent Parents Day at A&M.
HPhis morning Brenda McGilvray was
listed in satisfactory condition, and is in
intensive care in St. Joseph Hospital with a
bloken leg and arm.
■antes Francis Hickman of Bishop,
B\as, the driver of the other car, was
transferred from St. Joseph Hospital to
It thodist Hospital in Houston Monday
morning and was reported in fair condition
this morning. He has a broken leg and pos
sible head injuries and internal bleeding,
authorities said.
Hickman, a mechanical engineering
major, apparently lost control of his car at
approximately 5:50 p.m. on wet pavement
as he attempted to pass some construction
work on HWY 21. He swerved across the
median, hitting the McGilvray car in the
westbound lane.
McGilvray has two sons enrolled at
A&M. Lester Kieth McGilvray is a sopho
more psychology student and Richard H.
McGilvray is a senior in environmental de
a woman who wants to look out for her
boyfriend, and that’s what it comes down
to,” said Nichols.
Miss Hearst’s truthfulness is at the cen
ter of a dispute in which a major decision
was due today. U.S. District Court Judge
Philip Wilkins said he would decide
whether to hold a full-fledged hearing de
manded by Soliah’s defense.
The hearing, eliciting testimony from
prosecutors and FBI agents, would inves
tigate details Miss Hearst confided about
the Carmichael robbery. The government
argued that the story is irrelevant because
it probably is not true.
“There is certainly an element of self-
servingness and protectiveness to one’s
friend in any statement Miss Hearst might
have made,” Nichols said.
Soliah’s attorney, Sheldon Otis, said he
could prove at a hearing that prosecutors
ignored Miss Hearst’s scenario of the bank
robbery because it differed with the recol
lections of two eyewitnesses.
“Miss Hearst told them that Steven Sol
iah was not in the bank when it was rob
bed,” Otis declared. The two eyewitnesses
have placed the 27-year-old house painter
inside the bank.
In the first open court discussion of Miss
Hearst’s secret talks with prosecutors, Otis
said he knew that U.S. Atty. Dwayne,
Keyes and others had listened to Miss
Hearst in meetings at the San Francisco
federal building between March 4 and
April 12, during and after her own bank
robbery trial. She was convicted March 20
and is under temporary sentence awaiting
90 days of psychological tests.
The attorney made no mention of sum
moning Miss Hearst. She is confined to a
Redwood City hospital for treatment of a
collapsed lung.
Associated Press
ACAPULCO, Mexico — The Mexican
attorney general’s office has appealed to a
high court the case of Clarence Albert
Waldron, a private secretary of Howard
Hughes accused of forging Hughes’ signa
ture on his Mexican tourist card.
Waldron, 41, Sun Valley, Calif., was
cleared of the charge last Tuesday by Fed
eral District Court Judge Antonio Uribe,
who ruled there was insufficient evidence
to support the accusation. Waldron left for
the United States shortly after he was re
leased from the Acapulco jail.
Federal prosecutor Manuel Rodriguez
Delgadillo, in charge of the attorney gen
eral’s judicial police office here, said the
case had been appealed
Rodriguez Delgadillo also said the judi
cial police investigation of Waldron and of
Hughes’ stay in Acapulco would be
reopened to determine whether to bring
other charges against Hughes’ aides, possi
bly involving smuggling and bribery.
“We have a storage room of foreign
goods which were illegally introduced into
the country by this group,” Rodriguez De
lgadillo said '
He added that among the goods seized
by police from the 20th floor of the
Acapulco Princess Hotel where Hughes
lived from Feb. 11 to April 5 are “three or
four filing cabinets and a desk. ”
“I don’t know if there are documents
inside them,” Rodriguez Delgadillo said.
“They are locked, and we have sealed
them. We don’t intend to open them until
they are returned.
Commenting on speculation in the local
press that Hughes’ missing will could be
inside, Rodriguez Delgadillo said, “I think
it is infantile to believe the will of Mr.
Hughes would be found inside. No one has
claimed the goods up to now.
Panel suggests frat house ordinance
ord trails Reagan
In delegate battle
I 1
By The Associated Press
ASHINGTON — President Ford is
trailing Ronald Reagan in their contest for
Kxas delegates to the Republican Na-
fttnal Convention, former Texas Gov. John
Connally says.
listings ready
^B r al] pre-registration schedules are now
available in the registrar’s office in the
fa ke building. Pre-registration for the fall
®lnester 1976, will begin at 8:00 a.m. On
Monday, April 26 and end at 5:00 p.m.
April 30.
■Only students that are currently en-
ro led for the present spring semester will
■ allowed to pre-register during this time.
■Students can secure their card packets at
tli; office of their department head. Iden-
jti! ation cards will be required for stu-
Knts to receive their card packets.
■ Each student (undergraduate or
gi iduate) will report to the head of his
Major department to begin pre-
Mgbtration. Students will also be able to
Mquest a specific instructor or time prefer-
Biee for each course requested.
M No fees for the fall semester will be col-
M^ted during pre-registration. A fee
Matement will be mailed to the student’s
Krmanent mailing address by the Fiscal
M e P art ment on or about July 15.
An ordinance requiring social frater
nities and sororities to get special permis
sion from College Station before building
fraternity houses was recommended by the
College Station Planning and Zoning
Commission last night.
The recommended ordinance will be
submitted to the City Council at this
Thursday night’s meeting.
Under the proposed ordinance, each
fraternity or sorority house would have to
be located in a certain zone classification
But Connally told reporters at a GOP
fund-raiser in Austin last night that the vote
could swing either way in the closing days
before Texas May 1 primary.
If 10 per cent of Texas’ Republicans
change their minds in the last three days, it
could alter the outcome, Connally pre
dicted. He also promised to tell Texans
before May 1 why he has remained neu
tral. His influence, Connally said, has
been grossly exaggerated.
Local and state GOP officials honored
Connally at a $50-a-plate dinner. The
former Democrat told the crowd of500 that
he felt like former President Nixon must
have felt when he got off the plane recently
in Peking — “It’s nice to be back among
President Ford told a group of news
paper editors in the White House yester
day that Reagan was absolutely irresponsi
ble for advocating an end to the current
Panama Canal negotiations.
There was no immediate response from
Reagan, who did not campaign Monday.
Reagan, who has been hammering away
against Ford’s defense policies, has
charged that the negotiations will lead to a
surrender of America’s control over the
Canal Zone.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen.
Harry Jackson of Washington told suppor-
(See Ford, Page 5.)
and would be required to have a “condi
tional permit”. Before granting the permit,
the city would hold a public hearing.
The present zoning ordinance allows the
houses in three types ol zoning areas: R-3,
R-6 and R-7. The R-3, 6 and 7 zoning
areas are different densities of apartments,
ranging from high to low density.
The recommended change allows the
houses only in the C-l, R-3 and R-6 zoning
The seven-member panel was told by Al
Mayo, city planner, that several courts
have ruled that fraternity houses are not
normal multi-family dwellings. One of the
reasons cited by the courts was the higher
levels of traffic and noise in a fraternity or
sorority house.
“Each one (fraternity house) should be
looked at separately,” said Mayo, in pre
senting the proposed ordinance change to
the commission members.
Two panel members suggested that a
separate zone be designated for fraternity
houses that would be different from the
present zone classes.
RHA casino
turns students
into gamblers
What does it feel like to be a mil
If you went to the fourth annual
Residence Hall Association’s Casino
Friday night, chances are you found
out—for a little while anyway.
For four hours, the MSC ballroom
was transformed into a minature
Las Vegas, complete with roulette
wheels, crap tables, blackjack,
chuck-a-luck and a wheel of fortune.
A chuck-a-luck is a wire cage for rol
ling dice.
Each player’s $2 was immediately
transformed into $2,000 in play-
money upon entering Casino, and
customers were allowed three hours
(See Millions, Page 5.)
Millions of dollars were won and
lost Friday night at the Memorial
Student Center and no one
seemed upset. RHA’s Casino gave
students a chance to try their luck
at blackjack, craps, roulette and
other games.
Staff photos by Jim Hendrickson
In other business before the commis
sion, the city staff was told to set up a fee
proposal whereby developers would pay to
defray the costs of making public notices
before a zoning change.
The group refused to re-evaluate a zon
ing request that was disapproved at the last
meeting. The request was from Tri-County
Teacher’s Credit Union. The organization
wants to build an office on University Drive
near Zarape s Restaurant. The City Coun
cil will act on the zoning request at this
week’s meeting.