The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 07, 1976, Image 2

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Page 2 THE BATTALION FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1976 Proposed bicycle fees asinine Editor: I was shocked on Thursday May 6 to see that bicycle registration is in creasing to $4 next fall. It seems stupid to increase this fee when a bicycle is a nonpolluting, cheap form of transportation and an excellent means of exercise. In a time when pollution, energy, fitness, and money are important concerns of students, increasing bike registra tion is asinine. Sugar coating I am not saying that bicycles should not be registered with a small fee but $4 is asking too much. It is obvious that A&M is not hurting for money. If they can afford $1,200 benches in the Memorial Student Center and diamond rings for all the football team then I think that a few new bike racks wouldn’t put this school in debt. A&M is here as an educational institution where the student’s interest should be the most important concern, not whether we have a showy MSC and a diamond- studded football team. Maybe it’s time for A&M to reevaluate their priorities in spend ing money. Carmen Schlinke Editor: I have just read the Tuesday arti cle concerning the pinnacle of human depravity, the organizational embryo of a group which makes me wretch, the Gay Student Services Organization. Not only is God’s damnation on homosexuality (just check out Romans, Chapter 1), but also common sense will expose the practice as sickening. Oh! but that would be casting judgment on another’s “right to self-expression,” wouldn’t it? For you pseudo-Bible scholars who want to nail me with Matthew 7:1, I’ve already read it, all of it. So, before you write anything in retaliation, read the entire seventh chapter. (You may want to consult a seminary Greek scholar as I have.) These people who sugar-coat their identity with the euphemism of ‘gay will always remain in my book as queer . . . period! Paul Cornell Aggie character Editor: For the past five years I have ob served the phenomenal metamor- phisis of Texas A&M. In the transi tion, many institutions have weakened and many traditions have disappeared. Protest from both sides of the turmoil were heard. The primary thrust of our efforts should not be the erosion of tradi tions. On the other hand, the dogged pursuit of some customs is fruitless. What we should funnel our labor to ward is the privilege of calling one self an Aggie, of associating with Ag gies, and of being an Aggie. Sul Ross gave us a handy yardstick when he framed an Aggie as being, “Soldier, Statesman, and Knightly Gentleman”. The enthusiastic pur suit of these principles, the frater nity with his fellow Aggies, and the support and love of Texas A&M Uni versity is what will truly distinguish an Aggie from other collegiates. Sororities, fraternities, the Corps, traditions, etc. are therefore secon dary to a greater task: trying to be an Aggie. The molding of the Aggie Character must be the hub of their existence, the center of their con stitution, arid the measure of their worth. In the long run, the product of these institutions and not their preservation is the necessary con cern. Dan T. Benson Parenthood Editor: Planned Parenthood is a private, non-profit organization with services available to all. No fee is charged to those unable to pay. Farsighted members of the Bryan-College Sta tion community contributed time and money to obtain this clinic. In order for it to continue its vital work, your financial support is needed dur ing our hind drive. Tax deductible contributions should be sent to Planned Parent hood of Brazos County, 301-A Pat ricia, College Station, Texas, 77840. Your help is appreciated. Jane Sielken Attention! renters A national property tax law for renters has been proposed by Rep. Herbert E. Harris of Virginia. The bill, under consideration by a congressional committee now, would allow renters to claim income tax deductions at the end of each year for property taxes paid during the year. As it stands now, renters have no real interest in keeping property taxes down because their landlord has to pay the taxes. But, anywhere from 15 to 30 per cent of rent costs are a result of property taxes. The landlords wouldn’t lose either. They wouldn’t get the tax de duction, but they wouldn’t have to include the taxes as income. Everybody has an interest in se eing property taxes kept down, but if this bill passes, city councils would have more people to contend with when it considered raising property taxes. As it is now, only landlords protest the increases. Write Congressman Olin E. Teague in care of the U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.20515 to let him know you sup port this bill (House Bill No. 10219). Loupot's pays theb prices for two reasons their friendship with Aggies and their reputation nationwiis as a used book k 5 , p ' q. Lou’s Cbe Battalion Opinions expressed in The Battalion are those of the editor Represented nationally by National Educational Advertising Serv er of the writer of the article and are not necessarily those of ices - Inc > New Yo, ' k Cit >', Chicago and Los Angeles. the university administration or the Board of Regents. The ; I ' 7 I ^ 7 t> .. i. • r.. ir .. . . , i Mail subscriptions are $16.75 per semester; $33.25 per school Battalion is a non-profit, self supporting enterprise operated a.oe r ,, .,, , ... , . . . , , . . . , 7 ' year; $35.00 per tul! year. All subscriptions subject to 5% sales by students as a university and community newspaper. Edito- t ax Advertising rates lurnished on request. Address; The Battalion, rial policy is determined by the editor. Room 217, Services Building, College Station, Texas 77843. T TTTTTTRq POT TOY The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for repro duction of all news dispatched credited to it or not otherwise credited in the paper and local news of spontaneous origin pub- Letters to the editor should not exceed 300 words and are lished herein. Rights of reproduction of all other matter herein subject to being cut to that length or less if longer. The are also reserved. editorial Staff reserves the right to edit such letters and does Second-Class postage paid at College Station, Texas. not guarantee to publish any letter. Each letter must be signed, show the address of the writer and list a telephone Ec , itor ’.; ... .R ichar d cL^beda.™ number for verification. City Editor Jamie Aitken Campus Editor Kevin Venner Sports Editor Paul Arnett Address correspondence to Listen Up, The Battalion, Room Photo Director Jim Hendrickson 217, Services Building, College Station, Texas 77843. 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Monday - Friday $1.50 plus drink Available Evenings For Special University Banquets Return R< overnmenl al Services SOTA, 12 Return R overnmen al Service; Brazos C( ig in hono rd, Ramad er. Pol LOS AN( m. yesten inning foo 'right to ar ]w. A cro m. Department of Food Service Texas A&M University “Quality First’’ SPECIAL NOTICE OPTIONAL BOARD PLAN Summer students may dine on the board plan during the first session summer school at Texas A&M University. Each board student may dine three meals each day except Sunday evening if the seven day plan elected, and three meals each day, Monday through Friday, if the five day plan is preferred. Each meal is served in the Commons. Fees for each session are payable to the Controller of Accounts, Fiscal Office, Coke Building. Board fees for each plan are as follows: PLANS FIRST SESSION Seven Day — $139.00 Five Day — $124.00 May 31 through July 3 and July 6-7 Day students, including graduate students may purchase eithei of the board plans. T