The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 20, 1976, Image 1

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Muster: Living tradition
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Dressed in style
I he Corps of Cadets were fortunate to have lovely
ladies pin flowers upon their uniforms. The flower
pinning ceremony was the first event of Sunday’s
activities. (See related stories, more photos. Page 4.)
^Former lover blamed
Tnntorrrm at 5.10 p m . students will
Uatliet here at <•. Rollit- Mlute ta>hseiiu«
in tl*e .imm.ll traditHm wt Imnni
Aggies who Im\e died during the |Mst sear
Muster is lield on San J.ietotn LXts an\-
wherr in the world where two or tiMHe
\gg*es imi-t to remetnlier tlmse \vIh» have
|MKsed away This sear, more than 150
gatlH lings will iKxur troiu IikIoim'su to
Cemwny, hut tin- hugest Muster isalwass
Iwhl at \&M
Charles G. S< mggs sice-presideut ami
editoi i.ii 11111*1401 of Progressive Tanner
Magamie ami an \6c M gr.uiu.ite. will lie
tl»e main s|H‘aket at tlie eeremoiiies
\uld I -mg Ssne. snug l»\ tlie Singing
( adets, a 21-gun salute tired In tin- Ross
\ olinit«*ers. tlie roll call tor tlie alneut '
am! Silver Ta|n elkinieten/e the campus
Muster. When the niiiines ol tin* honored
ilead are called troin the Mustei Roll a
tneml ot the deceased answers ‘Here
This sear s campus Muster houui s 41 stu
dents. tormer students ami pmtessois ol
A&M. said Muster chairnuui
Several s|ieakers Irom the campus will
visit cities throughout Texas tor the Cen
tennial Muster, including Dr Jack lx
Williams. Drs. Tom and Cutolv ii Atkiir.
C.ol Ihomas Parsons. Congressman Olin
K league. I)i John koldus. and Rogt-r
Muster was lirst recallctl in 1SS.3, when
Vggics met on June 2(S to li\<- over again
our college days, tin* \ ictones and deleats
won ami lost ii|xm tlrill grouml and class
room I .ct e\ cry alumni ausvv ci at roll call,
wrote tin- torim*r students, then known as
cx-cadcts These early meetings were par
ties and h.impiets relating to the com
mencement activ itu-s
Hx the late lS90s. tin* ( orps made* an
imal visits to the S.m Jacinto linttlelicld
near I louston to partu ipatc in sham (kittles
and maneuvers, followed liv a paradt* on
Houston s Main Street
In tin* early l9<Kk. a Track and Field
Day . a series of ix>in|>etiti\<• athletie ex enfs
similar to intramurals. was held ex ery April
21 W h«*n the <*x«*nts wi-ii* called of! in
1903, a ' rletermineil student IxkIx. 3(M)
strong, maiched in oiderly military preci
sion to the home of President Dax is K.
Houston to insist ii|miii some ohserx ance of
the anniversary of the hattle that won
Texas IiKlependentx*. April 21 marks the •
day Sam Houston s small hand of volun
teers defeated Santa Anna s troops, treeing
Texas from Mexican rule in IS.3ft
During World W at I. groups ol Aggies
met in foxholes all oxer F.urope, and at
\rmy posts in Ameriea hut no musters
were held on campus.
In 1923. the former students prox ided
\ggies with an op|)ortimity to nieet old
trieuds ag.uu and h\e over th«- old days at
Cavllegt* Station In planning a state ami
nationwide rally of former students.
WTAW radio station broadcast a program
consisting ol a im-dle\ ol AGcM swings.
gn»«*tii»gs from (Ik- Bni/os Country \&M
Cluh. worth from athlctte ssrach D.\. Bi
ble. and Aggie veils In tin* cadets
It tlieir is an \&c M man in one hundred
miles of you. von are expected to get tt»-
getlier. jeat a little, ami live oxer tin* davs
yon s|reiit at the \& M (jillege ol Texas,
urged tire March. 192-3 Texas Nggn*
B\ 1929 meetings had liecninc iuterna- ami the roll call ot the absent mcm-
Irers eaare into practice.
In 1^442. A^c M Muster gam«*d
recogmtHYn wlwn it was held at < iirrrrgulnr
Islaml in tin* Phihp)>iiM*s Fifteen tkivs Ih*-
krre the fall nt tire isI.iimI 23 men, led In
C.eiteral (iesnge Mtrore.’ON ~mustered in
tire dun recesses of the Rock amd amweved
here loi tli«*n de.iil cfassmate*.”
W ai tunc brought \ggres togctlmr in al-
nrost every area ol tin- world, and tw«» im*n
were r^ixortevl to have Ih*UI Muster nr a
In 1913, E K Mct,)mllen. tlM*n diK'ctor
ol tire \ss» iciatiouol Former Strnlents. sent
out muster Ikakr-ts to \ggie\ througlmut
tin- ixMintry. Filled with uitnrmatkMi on
A6cM Ireritagu* ami tire tradition ot Muster.
tlwse p-n-kets also lishfl tire nuuies of tla-
arm s tUxe-ased Aggies
Tire fust campus Muster w.iv held in|
IW6 it k\l< I u ld flu IloiiKxsnnuig[
Muster lor AdtM veterans at wI»k4i fieri
enrl Eisenhower xpokr*
Caiii|rus Muster was hehl t*n tin- st« |»s nt
the MS( in kvle Field, mi flu \dmmis
tiatiou lawn, and more reteutly ill fi Rol
lieWhite (kv.e i l v Hx2 c.ini|tns |
Muster was ehmin.iUxI dm* to l*histr*i holi-
xkrvs. hut tin* tr.uhtion lias ••mlurexl siiks
This years Muster was originally
planned for tire Adiniuistnition lawn, hut
dm- to Iktd weatlrer it will Ire h»*kl in tlr4
Coliseum. I- •
Vol 68 No 109
College Station. Texas
Tuesday. April 20. 1976
Nelson B. Hunt
pleads no contest
Sssociated Prrsv
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 Ik*-'
tween defense attorneys and prosecutors in
the cases of Nelson Bunker Hunt. W' Her-
lK*rt limit and prominent Dallas lawyers
Charles Tessmer and B H Timmins.
In exchange lor 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 jurx
W Herbert Hunt was cleared of all
charges in tl*- bargaining.
Parents Dax at \£v\| was also
\wards Dax at the l Diversity
Stories. Photos Page 4.
Fexas \&M men finished sccnml in
the Bay loi track m»-ct despite tom
firsts. Page S.
I In ee haskethall plaxcrs share Must
Valuable Plaxer' award. Page 9.
B<K'k-musie lovers got their monev s
worth, Siiys Paul Mueller in Ins
rex iew. 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-
ility challenged
Svvociatrd Prrs\
NACRAM FNTO. Calif — \ prosecutor,
challenging Patricia Hearst s credibility as
an informer, saw the secret Kink robbery
story she told authorities was motivated by
lovaltv to her underground lover. Steven
Vsst l s \ttv Rk-hard Nichols, oppos
ing Soliah s request to open Miss Hears! s
revelations to public view, indicated
Monday that authorities believed the
convict-heiress has lied aKmt the robbery.
Soliah is the onlv person charged in the
April 21, 1975. robbery of a C rocker Na
tional Bank branch in suburban Car
michael in which a woman customer was
slain bv a shotgun blast.
"There is rational leason for disbelieving
Mexico to investigate
Howard Hughes’ aide
Two-car, head-on collision
kills parents, sister survives
Hie parents of two Texas A6c M students
wen* killed in a two-car. head-on collison
Sunday evening on HWY 21, approxi
mately two miles west of Bry an. Harold B
McCiixray. 65. of fSM5 V Vandiver. San
Antonio and his wife, Neta. were returning
home with their daughter. Brenda kav. 13.
after having s|ient Parents Day at \&M
This morning Brenda McGilvray was
listed in satisfactory condition, and is in
intensive care in St Joseph Hospital with a
broken leg ami arm.
James Francis Hickman of Bishop.
Texas, tin- driver of the other car. was
translerreil from St Joseph Hospital to
Methodist Hospital in Houston Monday
morning and w as reported in fair condition
this mocning. 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 ear 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
westKiund lane.
McGilvray has two sons enrolled at
A6c M. Lester Kieth McGilv ray 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
Kiy friend, 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 hank
robliery because it differed with the recol
lections of two eyewitnesses.
Miss Hearst told them that Steven Sol
iah was not in the hank when it was rob
bed, Otis declared. The two eyewitnesses
have placed the 27-year-old house painter
inside the hank.
In the first open court discussion ol Miss
Hearst s secret talks w ith 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 hank
robliery trial. She was convicted March 20
and is under temporary sentence awaiting
90 days of psy chological 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 — Tlie Mexican
attorney general's office has apfiealed 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 ixilice office here, said the
ease hail been appealed
Rodrigue/. Delgadillo also said the judi
cial police investigation of Waldron and of
Hughes' stay in Acapulco would he
reopened to determine whether to bring
other charges against Hughes'aides, possi
bly involving smuggling and liribery.
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
livt*d 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 .he
inside, Rodriguez Delgadillo said, "I think
it is infantile to believe the w-ill of Mr.
Hughes would lx* found inside. No one has
claimed the gotxls up to now .
Panel suggests frat house ordinance
Ford trails Reagan
in delegate battle
An ordinance requiring social frater
nities and sororities to get special permis
sion from College Station liefore building
fraternity houses was recommended by the
College Station Planning and Zoning
Commission last night
Tlie recommended ordinance will he
submitted to the City Council at this
Thursday night s meeting.
Under the proposed ordinance, each
fraternity or sorority house would have to
lx* located in a certain zone classification
B> The \t«onatrd Pm*
WASHINGTON — President Ford is
trailing Ronald Reagan in their contest for
Texas’ delegates to the Re|Mih!ican Na
tional Convention, former Texas Gov John
Connally says
Listings ready
Fall pre-registration schedules an* now
as ailahie in tlie registrar’s office in the
Coke building Pn*-M*gistration for the fall
semester 1976. will liegin at 8:00 on
Monday, April 26 and end at 5 00 p.m.
A|>ril 10.
Only students that are currently en
rolled for the present spring semester will
lie allowed to pre-register during this time
Students can secure their card packets at
tlie office of their department head. Iden
tification cards will he required for stu
dents to receive their card packets.
Each student (undergraduate or
graduate) will report to the head of his
major department to begin pre-
registration Students will also he able to
request a specific instructor or time prefer
ence for each course requested.
No lees for the fall semester will be col
lected during pre-registration. A fee
statement will he mailed to the student's
permanent mailing address by the Fiscal
Department on or about July 15.
But Cunnally told reporters at a COP
fund-raiser in Austin hist night that the vote
could swing either way in the closing day s
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
lx-fore Mav 1 why he has remained neu
tral His influence. Connally said, has
!x*en grossly exaggerated.
Local and state GOP officials honored
Connally at a $50-a-plate dinner. The
former Democrat told tlx* crowd of 500 that
fie felt like former President Nixon must
liav e felt when he got off the plane recently
in Peking — “It’s nice to lx Ixxk among
President Ford told a group of news
paper editors in the White House yester
day that Reagan was absolutely irresponsi
ble lor 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 Fordy defense policies, has
charged that the negotiations will lead to a
surrender of Aihgrica’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 base a "condi
tional permit Before granting the permit,
the city would hold a public hearing.
The present zoning ordinance allow s the
houses in three tx |x-s ol /oning area*: R-3,
R-6 and R-,. Tlie R-3, 6 and 7 zoning
areas are different densities of apartments,
ranging from high to loxx densitx
Tlie recommended change allows tlx
houses only in the C-1. R-3 and R-6 zoning
Tlie seven-member pane! 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
hxiked at separately , said Mayo, in pre
senting the proposed ordinance change to
the commission memlxrs.
Two panel memlxrs suggested that a
separate zone be designated for fraternity
houses that would lx different from the
present zone classes.
In other business Ixfore the commis
sion. the city staff was told to set up a lee
proposal whereliy developers would pay to
defray the costs of making public notices
Ixfore 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
leacher s Credit Union. The organization
wants to build an office on University Drive
ixar Zarape's Restaurant. Tlie City Coun
cil will act on the zoning request at this
week’s meeting.
RHA casino
turns students Jr
into gamblers
W hat does it feel like to lx a mil
If you went to the fourth annual
Resideixe Hall Association's Casino
Friday night, chances are you found
out—for a little w’hile anyway.
For four hours, the MSC ballroom
w’as transformed into a minature
Lais 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 photo* b> Jim Ifendrtcluoti