The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, January 18, 1977, Image 1

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of the
Itexas a&m university
sti dents who expect to graduate
■is semester may begin ordering,
■nouncements today.
■ Orders will be accepted at the
St ident Finance Center in the
■ emorial Student Center 217
■rough Feb. 18.
I The orders will be taken from 8
a. n. to 4 p.m. Mondays through
adets. Century Singers and Re-
iliers will be conducted at Texas
M University through Friday,
|n. 21. Students wishing to audi-
m should make an appointment at
(e vocal music office. Memorial
udent Center 003, or call 845-
42. Auditions will be from 2 to
iO p.m.
Jeterinary Medicine will hold a
b|eef cow and calf conference for
terinarians Jan. 20-22. The con
ference is the fourth and final seg-
ent in a series of continuing edu-
J^Hition workshops to update veteri-
j^^Bnians and their assistants on med-
ic il practices.
§9 conference will be held at the
n^Hollege of Veterinary Medicine
' ition for Texas A&M University will
k held at 7 p.m. tomorrow in Rud-
ftr Tower. All new transfer stu-
ftnts are urged to attend the
■ree-part program covering Aggie
■aditions, student life and campus
■ THIS IS the final week of regis-
■ation for Learner’s Marketplace, a
SKogram of liberal arts courses of-
Ired to the general public by Texas
■&M University. Persons may reg-
■ter through Jan. 21 at the College
bf Liberal Arts in Harrington Edu-
’ Rtion Center or call the college for
- ■rnis to register by mail.
™ ■ Six evening course topics are of-
Iftred, including the psychology of
■nig abuse, aging, European
people and customs, the American
lovel, Texas history and creative
lifting. A $30 fee is charged per
jjass, and no degree credit is avail-
wile from the classes which begin
nL. 24, 25 and 27.
lom the Blaffer Collection at the
■ niversity of Houston will be on
Jublic display in the Rudder Ex-
ibit Hall Thursday 4-6 p.m.
I TEXANS will begin registering
their motor vehicles February 1 for
the 1977 fiscal year.
I Vehicle owners may register by
i) ail for an additional fee between
February 1 and March 1. Motorists
who wish to register' their vehicles
h person may visit their county tax
ffices as soon as possible after F 1 eb
bary 1. Deadline for having the
tickers affixed is midnight April 1.
Beginning in 1978 the State De-
jpartment of Highways and Public
ransportation will initiate a year-
round licensing system with some
registrations expiring each month
hereafter. This will end the half-
entury-old 60-day registration
enods and one-date deadlines for
cquiring new stickers.
TEXAS needs to find alternate
;nergy sources to reduce depen
dency on shrinking natural gas
^applies, according to Rep. Dan
Cubiak, D-Rockdale.
Kubiak said Monday the legisla
ture should invest at least $25 mil
lion this year in energy source re
search and development.
He said money from a $3 billion
budget surplus could be invested in
Research on use of solar, geother-
Inal, hydroelectric or coal energy.
Bolles, as well as the nationwide
earn of investigative reporters who
Dame to Arizona after his death,
nave won a major victory against
:rime and corruption.
Arizona Attorney General Bruce
Babbitt, also marked for assassina-
:ion in the paid conspiracy that
police believe is responsible for Bol
es’ slaying, disclosed Monday a
measure to prevent “laundering” of
riminal money in the state.
Overcast skies with light, intermit-
ent rain this afternoon. No
downpours are expected. Temper-
Jtures will get cooler with a high of
7 today. Tonight’s low will be
bout 20. This morning’s low was
1. Winds will come from the east
18 to 12 m.p.h. There is a 70 per
ent chance of rain.
The Battalion
Vol. 70 No. 59 Tuesday, January 18, 1977 News Dept. 845-2611
10 Pages College Station, Texas Business Dept. 845-2611
Battalion photo by Kevin Venner
Back into the swing of things
Chery l Harrington, a junior in computer science, and Ford Taylor, a sophomore
management major, released some of the tension that accompanies the start of a
new semester last night at the Lakeview Club. The two A&M students were
attending a “Back to School” dance which was sponsored by the senior class.
Professor’s body found
by A&M scuba divers
Volunteer divers from Texas A&M Uni
versity found the body of Lawrence Tipton
Baugh at the bottom of the Navasota River
Saturday at about 11 a.m.
Baugh, a lecturer at A&M’s English
Language Institute and a graduate student
in the English department, had been mis
sing since Thursday. He taught English to
foreign students.
Baugh’s body was found by Dr. William
P. Fife, biology professor and adviser for
the Scuba Club at A&M in the Sulphur
Springs area south of College Station. He
found the body under the roots of a tree in
10 to 15 feet of water and about six feet
from the river bank.
Baugh had been shot in the back of the
Fife and the other divers, Wayne
Hughes, Dennis Denton and Tracy
Treybig, did not find the body in their first
search Friday afternoon because of muddy
College Station police arrested Walter
Joe Coleman, 18, 105 Davis St., at his
apartment Friday afternoon as a suspect in
the slaying.
The police said Coleman admitted
shooting Baugh. College Station police de
tective Bobby Yeager said Friday that
Coleman showed police where the body
could be found.
Coleman was employed at International
& Karpen Furniture Co. He worked as a
dispatcher to the upholstery line.
A spokesman for the company said, “As
far as working is concerned, he was a very
hard worker. He did his job.
Baugh was a graduate from West Co
lumbia High School in West Columbia,
Tex. He graduated from A&M in 1967
with a bachelor of arts in English.
In 1968 Baugh became a VISTA volun
teer and worked with community resi
dents and the Neighborhood Service Cen
ter staff in Atlanta, Ga. He helped develop
and supervise various types of programs,
including child care, teen and senior citi
zen recreation.
During the last part of 1968 and part of
1969 Baugh was a VISTA applicant pro
cessor. He screened applications to de
termine eligibility.
Baugh spent the rest of 1969 in the
Army as an intelligence analyst. He spent
two years in Da Nang, Vietnam, in the
XXIV Corps Artillery headquarters.
In 1973 Baugh became a graduate stu
dent at A&M and was working on his mas
ter’s degree in English-Applied Linguis
tics. He taught freshman English.
Baugh started as a lecturer for the
English Language Institute in 1975.
“Larry was a marvelous instructor,” Dr.
Anne M. Elmquist, head of the modern
languages department, said. He was al
ways very helpful.”
Brazos County Dist. Atty. W. T.
McDonald, Jr., said yesterday that no fur
ther information would be released pend
ing further investigation by College Sta
tion police. A motive for the killing is still
not known.
Funeral services were held yesterday
for Baugh at the Columbia United
Method it Church in West Columbia, Tex.
Silver Taps for Baugh and other Aggies
who have died recently will be held to
night at 10:30 p.m.
Lawrence T. Baugh
Library’s periodicals isolated
When you first try to find the new Cur
rent Periodicals Division (CPD) of the
Texas A&M Library, you’ll probably won
der why it was stuck in such an isolated
corner of the building.
To reach it, one must go to the second
floor of the library, locate a series of bright
yellow arrows and follow them through a
confusing maze of bookshelves, halls and
stairways, finally arriving in a quiet spa
cious room on the third floor of the Gushing
But there are reasons for this isolation.
For the first time, all of the 7,000 different
periodicals that the library subscribes to
are located in the same place. Previously,
they were scattered throughout the various
In addition, Sharon Smith, serials libra
rian, said that before moving the
magazines, the average shelf life of News
week magazine was two hours.
The new CPD will have “closed access ,
meaning that all purses, bookbags, brief
cases, etc. will be inspected at the exit of
the room. Smith said this hopefully will
reduce the theft of periodicals.
Current issues of all unbound periodical
titles that were located in Humanities, So
cial Science and Science-Technology have
been moved to the CPD. Exceptions in
clude reference materials, abstracts, indi
ces and looseleaf services. Periodicals will
be kept in the CPD until they are replaced
by microfilm.
A reading area and copy machine are
available and the CPD will be open during
all library hours.
Handicapped patrons should ask at any
reference desk for assistance in obtaining
materials in the CPD. The phone number
for the CPD is 845-4833.
—John W. Tynes
Gilmore lived 2 minutes after shooting
United Press International
SALT LAKE CITY — Gary Gilmore,
who asked to “be allowed to die with dig
nity,’ lived two full minutes yesterday
after a firing squad shot four rifle slugs
through his heart.
Dr. Serge Moore, Utah state medical
examiner, said the slugs passed through
the condemned man’s heart in a pattern
“within an inch or two inches away from
each other.”
The doctor, who pinned a target on
Gilmore s chest lor the marksmen, con-
budget bill
United Press International
AUSTIN — House and Senate leaders
usually wait until the final weeks of the
session to express their disagreements
concerning state spending plans.
But only one week into the 1977 ses
sion, the financial discord already has be
Rep. Bill Presnal, D-Bryan, chairman of
the House Appropriations Committee,
Monday filed a budget bill that trims $125
million from the $15.3 billion Senate ver
sion, and said the House hopes to main
tain the lower spending rates.
The Senate Finance Committee,
meanwhile, opened hearing on its bill,
and the chairman indicated it will increase
rather than reduce the size of its budget
Sen A.M. Aikin Jr., D-Paris, said the
bill prepared by the Legislative Budget
Board provided no pay raises for top
agency administrators because speaker
Bill Clayton had insisted the salaries re
main unchanged.
Presnal s proposed budget reduces
funding for state employee pay raises $40
million below the Senate hill, cuts $60 mil
lion from allocations for off-campus college
courses and spending on special education
programs in public schools, and requires
magazines published by state agencies to
he self supporting.
“It doesn’t sound like much in a $15 bil
lion budget, hut $125 million could be
come critical before the session is over,’
Presnal said.
The House scheduled the first hearings
on its spending plan at the close of today’s
Gov. Dolph Briscoe will give the legis
lators a third version of the spending bill
to consider. In his address to a joint ses
sion of the legislature, Briscoe said he
would present his spending recom
mendations this week.
ducted an autopsy just a few hours after
the execution — first in the United States
in 10 years. Moore also supervised the
removal of body parts for medical research
and transplant purposes.
“I couldn’t tell you if he was sensing
pain,” Moore said. “All I know is that he
was breathing and that the automatic
functions were going on for two minutes.”
Moore added that the two-minute life
span was normal for persons shot the way
Gilmore was, and that pain is usually im
peded by shock.
Gilmore, convicted of killing a motel
clerk, left his corneas to an unnamed eye
doctor and his pituitary gland to physi
cians treating people with hormone disor
ders. The killer s violent death left his
kidneys useless for transplant purposes.
They were donated along with his liver for
Doctors at the University Medical Cen
ter also had hoped to obtain part of his
skin, nerve tissue and thigh bones for
transplanting. But Gilmore made no men
tion of it in a document delivered with his
Moore released Gilmore’s remains to
the killer’s uncle. Vei n Damico of Provo,
Utah — who made plans for a small pri
vate funeral and cremation. Gilmore asked
to be cremated.
“Gary, rny nephew, died like he wanted
to die, in dignity,” said Damico, a shoe
repairman who witnessed the execution.
“It was very upsetting to me. But he got
his wish. He did die, and he died in dig
nity. ”
“Let’s do it,” Gary Gilmore calmly told
Warden Sam Smith just before his head
was covered by a hood. He was strapped
to a wooden chair 25 feet away from the
riflemen in a gray cinderblock building
once used as the prison cannery.
The firing squad stood behind a canvas
screen with rectangular holes. At Smith’s
signal, the volunteer marksmen fired a
After the execution foes of the death
penalty used every avenue in the criminal
justice system to block the shooting and
There are 358 inmates on Death Rows
across the United States, and opponents of
the death penalty fear Gilmore s execution
could lead rapidly to others. Just a few
hours after the Utah shooting, the Su
preme Court stayed the Wednesday elec
trocution of Texas prison inmate Jerry
Lane Jurek pending further appeals.
Court gives Jurek stay oi execution
United Press International
HUNTSVILLE, Tex. — Unlike Gary
Gilmore, Jerry Lane Jurek has never asked
that his execution be carried out, and the
Supreme Court has provided him with at
least a few more weeks of life.
Jurek, a 25-year-old loner with an IQ of
about 70, had been sentenced to die in the
electric chair early Wednesday for the
murder of a 10-year-old girl. But the Su
preme Court Monday blocked the execu
tion to allow Jurek’s attorneys time to file a
complete petition for formal review of his
The court’s brief order said Jurek s attor
neys must file a complete petition for a
Supreme Court hearing by Feb. 16 for the
stay of execution to remain in effect. Texas
must tile its formal response by March 3. If
the petition for formal review is denied, the
stay of execution is automatically lifted
under the court’s order.
Jurek, a borderline retard who spent 11
years reaching the seventh grade and has
trouble making change for a dollar, has
shown little interest in his case, according
to his attorneys. But he did recently tell
reporters he did not expect to ever be exe
Texas attorney John Hill, in a written
brief filed by assistant attorney general
Walter Prentice, had asked the court not to
delay the execution of Jurek, convicted of
strangling Wendy Adams in August 1973.
New album prices to increase
Record prices up again
Staff Writer
The price of record albums, like every
thing else these days, is rising sharply,
with at least four major record companies
listing their new albums at a retail price of
$7.98, according to Zodiac News Service.
“To tell you the truth. I’ve expected it
for the past year,” said Buck James, man
ager of Northgate Budget Tapes & Rec
ords. “Just like everything else, the cost of
manufacturing records is going up. ”
The last price hike occurred three years
ago, James said, when albums sold at a
discount price of $3.99, rather than $4.99,
as now.
In the past, records retailed for $6.98.
The four companies which have an
nounced the $1 increase are Warner
Bros., Elektra-Asylum, R.C.A. and
The all-time high price of $7.98 will be
first test-marketed on Queen’s “A Day at
the Races,” which a few stores in the
Bryan/College Station area have already-
Budget Tapes & Records normally sells
single albums retailing at $6.98 for $4.99.
With the price hike, the store is taking a
loss by selling the newly-released Queen
album for $4.99.
The two other albums selling at the
higher price have not yet been received in
this area. David Bowie’s “Low" and Pink
Floyd’s “Animal will also be listed at the
$7.98 price.
K-Mart, Fedmart, Skaggs Albertsons
and Musicland have not yet received the
new releases, although Musicland expects
their arrival within two weeks.
K-Mart sells albums at an average of
$4.64. The sales manager said when they
do get the higher priced albums, the store
will probably sell them for $5.47.
Fedmart, selling their albums for a
$4.99 average, hasn’t heard about the
price hike, and the sales clerk said the
highest price for a single allium at present
is $5.49.
Skaggs Albertsons, which sells most of
their albums for $4.99, has not received
the new albums or price lists either.
Upon arrival of the new albums, the
Musicland manager said the store will
probably sell the $7.98 album for $6.99.
Sale price will he either $5.87 or $5.67.
However, the all-time high $7.98 price
does not mean that most customers will he
paying that much for their favorite al
bums, Zodiac reported. According to a
survey by Cashbox magazine, typical
album prices will rise, and records listed
at $7.98 will generally sell at the discount
price of about $5 at most stores.