The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 11, 1976, Image 2

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Page 2 THE BATTALION TUESDAY, MAY 11, 1976 Male yell leaders forever? Editor: In regard to the letter on May 6 about “Women Belong at A&M,” we would like to express our opinion. Texas A&M is unique because of its traditions: one of which is male yell leaders. One of the reasons that we came to A&M was the traditions, and we would like to keep them as long as possible. Sure, the introduction of the waggies into the corps caused an upset of one tradition, but tradition still remains. You do not see waggies wearing Senior boots or in the band, do you? This is a part of tradition that will remain the same, we hope. Hav ing male yell leaders is another tradi tion that we would like to see re main. What Miss Grissom does not seem to understand is that if girls wanted to break the tradition, we are sure there would be enough girls with enough guts to do it. If there are any girls like this, we are sure that they are in the minority; the majority of girls on campus do not want female yell leaders. If we elected females to this post, we would be like any other Mickey Mouse college (like UT or Arkansas). Our yell lead ers would become in essence “cheer leaders, ” and probably would end up doing “rah, rah, rah, sisboomba . . .” stuff. Tradition is important at A&M, and it does not necessarily have to involve only the corps: non-regs can get involved in many of the tra ditions the corps started. We need a combined effort on the part of both corps and non-regs, girls and guys to keep the traditions alive here, be cause they are as much a part of this university as classes and books are. Phyllis Wiese Marla Painter Campaign staff cut Ford tries old Associated Press Special Correspondent President Ford’s campaign payroll is being cut sharply to put more money into the quest for primary votes as he battles Ronald Reagan for the Republican presidential nomina tion. Ford himself has dusted off an old strategy in a campaign he said was beginning anew, and he is testing it in two primary election contests with Reagan today. No matter what happens in Ne braska and West Virginia — and both sides say the two elections are likely to be close — Reagan will re main the leader. Ford can’t overtake him even if he takes both states’ del egates. Ford’s problem now is to reverse the resurgence that has put his chal lenger out front in Republican dele gate strength. And unless he can start doing it today, his admittedly nervous mana gers could find themselves facing a real crisis next week. The staff cutback at the President Ford Committee is designed to save about $60,000 a month to be spent News Analysis directly on primary campaigning, particularly on television. The number on the payroll at Ford headquarters in Washington stood at 207 on May 1. Grace Marie Prather, a committee spokeswoman, said it will be down to 152 by Satur day, and to 145 by June 1. The biggest cut, from 80 to 40, is in the finance committee, which al ready has finished most of its work, Mrs. Prather said. As of May 6, the Ford campaign had spent just under $9 million, she said. Candidates for presidential nomination are limited by federal law to $10.9 million in campaign spending, with another $2.2 million allowance for fundraising expendi tures. There are still 14 GOP primaries to go before the national convention so the Ford campaign may have to ration its spending lest it bump against the limit before the contest is settled. Today’s primary stakes are largely psychological, with Reagan trying to strategy build on his momentum and Ford out to stage his own comeback. Next week, the ante is higher, for the primary election parade reaches Michigan, the President’s home state. Defeat there would be a disas ter for Ford. His campaign there will be even more difficult if Reagan sends him home a loser — again — from today’s primaries. “I think Michigan is a key state, ” a top Ford strategist said, “if we don’t do well there, we’ve got problems.” A home state loss would put Ford where Reagan was seven weeks ago — fending off questions and sugges tions that he quit the race. Reagan already has intensified his Michigan campaign, once planned as little more than a token effort. The former California governor has noted pointedly that Ford’s home territory is really only one congres sional district, the Grand Rapids area he represented in Congress. Reagan is due to campaign in Michigan Thursday and Friday. Ford plans to hunt votes there Wed nesday, and again Saturday and Sunday. Getting high on eyedrops By WARREN E. LEARY Associated Press Science Writer RESTON, Va. — Marijuana eye- drops effectively relieve symptoms of glaucoma and are ready for tests on people suffering from the eye dis ease, researchers say. But those tak ing the drops will have to put up with a side effect — “getting higff.” A Medical College of Georgia re searcher said Monday that animal tests show liquid marijuana “is as good or better than any anti glaucoma medication currently available. ” Dr. Keith Green, associate pro fessor of ophthalmology, said re search emphasis was being placed on substances related to or derived from marijuana “that hopefully won’t have the euphoric side effects.” Addressing a science writers’ seminar sponsored here by Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc., Green said a new anti-glaucoma drug would give patients a valuable alternate treatment to the few drugs now available for this purpose. Glaucoma is a condition in which the fluids of the eye do not drain properly, causing a buildup of pres sure within the eyeball. This pres sure can damage the optic nerve and distort the structures of the eye, leading to loss of vision. The condition is the third leading cause of blindness in the United States and affects an estimated two million persons. If detected early, drug treatment can slow down or arrest glaucoma. But if this fails, frequently surgery is the outcome. Green said he became interested in marijuana as a possible glaucoma drug in 1971 after a report by resear chers at the Jules Stein Eye Institute in Los Angeles. That study found that volunteers who smoked marijuana showed a drop in pressure within the eye. “The clinical potential of this find ing was immediately obvious, al though my approach was rather skeptical at first,” Green said. The researcher found that a single drop of marijuana’s most active in gredient, called THC, dropped eye pressure in rabbits for five hours. The rabbits also got a marijuana “high.” The marijuana causes blood pres sure in the eye to lower, he said. Reducing blood pressure causes less fluid to be forced into the eye. Cbe Battalion Opinions expressed in The Battalion are those of the editor or of the ivriter of the article and are not necessarily those of the university administration or the Board of Regents. The Battalion is a non-profit, self supporting enterprise operated by students as a university and community newspaper. Editorial policy is determined by the editor. Represented nationally by National Educational Advertising Serv ices, Inc., New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. Mail subscriptions are $16.75 per semester; $33.25 per school year; $35.00 per full year. All subscriptions subject to 5% sales tax. Advertising rates furnished on request. Address: The Battalion,' Room 217, Services Building, College Station, Texas 77843. LETTERS POLICY Letters to the editor should not exceed 300 words and are subject to being cut to that length or less if longer. The editorial staff reserves the right to edit such letters and does not guarantee to publish any letter. Each letter must be signed, show the address of the writer and list a telephone number for verification. Address correspondence to Listen Up, The Battalion, Room 217, Services Building, College Station, Texas 77843. 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 lished herein. Rights of reproduction of all other matter herein are also reserved. Second-Class postage paid at College Station, Texas. Editor Jerry Needham Managing Editor Richard Chamberlain City Editor Jamie Aitken Campus Editor Kevin Venner Sports Editor Paul Arnett Photo Director .Jim Hendrickson News Editor Lloyd Lietz The International House of Pancakes, University Square in College Station, Presents the International I a division of International Industries. Inc 1 SWISS BURGER Swiss Cheese melted over two ground beef patties, served on a grilled onion roll. KNOCKWU RST SANDWICH Grilled Knockwurst and 1 . Sauerkraut on an onion roll. MIGHTY BURGER Double decker burger with cheese, lettuce, and our own special sauce. HAM & SWISS CHEESE . Sliced ham, naturally aged Swiss i Cheese, mayonnaise, and lettuce on rye bread. WESTERN SANDWICH | Sandwich size Denver omelette served on a grilled onion roll. PATTY MELT Ground beef patty with sauteed on ions and melted cheese, served on rye bread and grilled in butter. 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Kelly for past FBI misuses of power an empty gesture to help the FBI weather the storm of criticism now besetting it? Or is Kelly really trying to give the FBI a new image? Bureaucratic structures are known for being self-perpetuating, whether needed or not. Kelly’s apology was an abrupt change from his past denials of FBI wrongdoing, and it leads one to wonder whether he is worried about the FBI being abolished or severely restricted in its activities. Kelly’s denials withered under the continuing revelations by the Senate Intelligence Committee. He now confesses the FBI’s sins and asks for forgiveness. While Kelly blamed past FBI Di rector J. Edgar Hoover for the mis deeds, he also included a saving clause by pointing out that “many of the activities being condemned were, considering the times in which they occurred—the violent ’60 s— good-faith efforts to prevent bloodshed and wanton destruction of property.” Who knows when the next crisis may come when the FBI feels it is justified in overstepping its legal bounds in using its authority? The FBI’s use of its broad author ity to gather intelligence about domestic political organizations points out the inherent danger of al lowing one man to oversee its opera tions. The use of a federal agency to ma nipulate public opinion concerning something as vital as political prefer ence may be one reason why minor political parties remain that way. Although it is fairly obvious that a federal domestic investigative arm is needed, such an agency should have strict accountability to several elected representatives of the American people. The Senate Intelligence Commit tee apparently remained undaunted by Kelly’s apology and yesterday began work to establish an intelli gence oversight committee to con trol the federal intelligence gathering system. But even then, we can trust the FBI only as much as we trust our elected representatives. The Col as appoii rcement jty housi nil advisi anges intenar look i ircing thi The cit; cupants isafe to i .•pairs an ouncil li jid that I ir occup wellings nake nei at, with f Bryan- by THE VARSITY SHOP HAIR CARE FOR GUYS & GALS 301 PATRICIA NORTHGATE 846-7401 AGGIES . . . DON’T DELAY! Order Your Boots Now For Future Delivery — Small Payment Will Do YOUR BOOTS MADE TO ORDER Convenient Lay-A-Way Plan ONLY $120.00 A PAIR We Also Have Spurs & Chains Economy Shoe Repair & Boot Co. 109 E. Commerce San Antonio, Texas 78205 — CA 3-0047 C 6 SAVE A BUNDLE jj Remember the old, Cash and Carry, money saving trick? Book N m. Brazos [inner, peaker, tarts at m., $5 nn. 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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 daf| 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 May 31 through July 3 Five Day — $124.00 and July 6-7 Day students, including graduate students may purchase e/f/ierj 8 ' of the board plans.