The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 06, 1978, Image 9

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THE BATTALION FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1978 Page 9 Aggies meet Red Raiders The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band will perform once again during the halftime show at Saturday’s football game. The military band formed their famous block “T” formation last week at the first home game this year. As in the past, the formation brought the crowd to its feet. Old Aggies, new Aggies and even some future Aggies will be in attendance when the Texas A&M University football team meets the Red Raiders of Texas Tech University in the fourth game of the season. The game will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Kyle Field. The Corps of Cadets will march onto the field at noon. The Aggies lead the nation in total defense and rank third in total offense. The Aggies also lead the Southwest Conference in scoring with 132 points and are second in defense against scoring, having allowed only 12 points last year the Aggies beat Texas Tech 33-17. ubmarine plot sinks; arrested, 1 sought )f Jt'Wisll_ Oil-white ■ United Press Internutionul [ e cont«®r. LOUIS (UPI) — Two men he w«Je been arrested and a third is hy the il n 8 sou ght in what the FBI says d I 't to steal a U.S. Navy nuclear larine and possibly fire a nu- missileat New London, Conn.. lother East Coast city to cover ;etaway. e FBI said the conspirators told eral undercover agent they had rchaser for the submarine, the Trepang, based in New Lon- In announcing the breakup of jizarre plot Wednesday night, ts said the identity of the pros- ve buyer — if any — was not ir “Hy 16 ^ ot 'Hduded sinking a ship tiidiii kr ,ew London harbor to create a ptembeiI ersion ’ boardin 8 die Trepang, ■ing its crew, and sailing into the a story f 111 ^ the FBI said ' en theta)A emar( j p eene y 0 f tl u , pm j M u Ha Ven , Conn., said at least 20 *' I Upts have been working on the M< in earnest since August, al- pngh at first the agency had trou- taking the plot — reminiscent of ames Bond thriller — seriously. and cold ird it ben , you hj >d light) >n a pile lit sounds like a Woody Allen [vie when you hear it for the first Feeney said. But, he said, "The documentation was there for us to believe they were serious . And you’ve got to nip it in the hud. You can’t let these things run their course.” The suspects, Edward J. Men denhall, 24, a life insurance com pany employee from Rochester, N.Y., and Kurtis J. Schmitt, a 22- year-old carpet cleaner formerly from St. Louis and now living in Kansas City, Mo., were arrested Wednesday in St. Louis. They were to be arraigned Thurs day before a U.S. magistrate on charges of conspiring to steal a sub marine, punishable by a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Roy Klager, special agent in charge of the St. Louis FBI office, refused to give details of the arrest of Mendenhall and Schmitt other than to say the men were unarmed. Klager said a fugitive warrant was issued for a third suspect, James W. Cosgrove, 26, of Ovid, N.Y. Klager said Mendenhall, Schmitt and Cosgrove traveled from St. Louis to New York last month to meet with an undercover FBI agent to plot the theft of the Trepang from its harbor at New London “They explained their plan to train a 12-man crew to steal the submarine and take it to a destina tion in the Atlantic Ocean where it would be turned over to a pur chaser, Klager said. The FBI said Cosgrove gave the agent a written plan that described an attempt to board the Trepang from a submarine tender, a vessel used to maintain submarines. “They intended to use plastic ex plosives to sink the tender in the New London harbor to create con fusion and block other vessels,” Klager said. “They then would board the Trepang, kill the crew members on board and steam out of New London harbor.” He said to create a diversion and to cover the flight, several alterna tives were mentioned, “in cluding firing one of the sub’s mis siles at New London or, alterna tively, on one of several principle East Co The authoritative reference book, Jane’s Fighting Ships, says the Tre pang carries nuclear missiles. A Navy spokesman in Washington said the vessel’s primary armaments were cnventional torpedoes, but confirmed it is equipped with mis siles. ,ies forecast election Democrats John Hill, Bob Krueger and Phil Gramm are lead ing their opponents, according to a local survey conducted by students at Texas A&M University. The students, enrolled in political science courses, interviewed some 200 residents of the Bryan-College Station area. Residents' names were picked at random from a telephone book and asked questions that dealt with vot ing plans for the coming election. Everyone included in the survey is a registered voter and eligible to vote in November. Democrat John Hill led Republi can Bill Clements 48 percent to 20 percent in the race for Texas gover nor. Bob Krueger, Democratic Party candidate for United States senator, edged GOP incumbent Sen. John Tower, with 36 percent of those surveyed supporting Krueger. Tower received 33 percent of the surveyed voters’ support. Phil Gramm, Democratic Party candidate for the 6th Congressional District, led Republican opponent Wes Mowery 51 percent to 15 per cent. Out of the 200 people surveyed, approximately 60 percent said they were definitely going to vote during the November election. Political science Professors James Dyer and Bob Berstein stressed, however, that while the poll is a rel atively accurate representation of the voters’ current feelings, a month remains before the actual election. The Texas A&M student surveys, conducted the past three years, have a reputation for accuracy. Stu dents polling voters before the 1976 presidential election were able to come within 5 percent of the actual outcome. HOLIDAY Gift Ideas! Original Handcrafted Design Engraved Highlighted Maroon Lettering on Polished Ivory Acrylic Personally His or Hers Allow two to three weeks for delivery. FIRST UNITED DISTRIBUTORS P.O. Box 9884, Dept. 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