The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 30, 1978, Image 1

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bulls, broncs and buckles
The rider in the shoot, left, is preparing for a try in
the All-Aggie Rodeo tiedown calf-roping event.
Another rider, below, is just about to lasso a calf in
the same event. The eventual winner of the event
was Mark Ivy. The annual rodeo on Friday and Sat
urday night had 123 students participating and 2
faculty-staff members.
Battalion photos by Lee Roy Leschper Jr.
Battalion Reporter
Wild bulls bucking and snorting. Dust
flying. Aggies screaming and yelling in the
Everything from bull and saddle-bronc
riding to barrel racing and goat tying took
place Friday and Saturday nights at the
All-Aggie Rodeo.
Corky Sandel, the rodeo club’s sponsor,
said this rodeo was the largest All-Aggie
Rodeo to date. The first such rodeo was in
The crowds were more responsive dur
ing this year’s performances than the aver
age crowds of the previous rodeos, espe
cially the Saturday night crowd, Sandel
The All-Aggie Rodeo differs from any
other rodeo because the contestants are
either students or members of the staff and
faculty at Texas A&M University.
There were 125 contestants entered in
the rodeo and a record crowd on Saturday
of about 750.
More than $4,200 was awarded to the
top placers in each event and $1,100 in
buckles were awarded along with cash to
the first place winners.
The All-Round Cowboy was Bobby
Cobbs, a third-year veterinary student
from Haskell, and the All-Round Cowgirl
was Glenda Raney, an agricultural eco
nomics major from Rockwall.
First place winners were Bobby Cobbs
in the bareback bronc riding and bull rid
ing, Joe Dutton in saddle-bronc riding,
Mark Ivy in tiedown calf roping and steer
wrestling, Bruce Barker and Hardy
Stewardson in team roping, Linda Rod
gers in barrel racing, Glenda Raney in
breakaway and Cass Behrman in goat ty
Sandel said only two out of the 125 were
faculty or staff members, while the rest
were students.
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The Battalion
Vol. 72 No. 42
12 Pages
Monday, October 30, 1978
College Station, Texas
News Dept. 845-2611
Business Dept. 845-2611
‘It would have
been easier to die. ’
• An Aggie from the class of ’27
• The Humphrey-Hawkins bill
who was captured by the
may present opposing economic
Japanese in World War II lived
to write a book about the near-
goals, page 5.
death existence in prison camp.
• The Corps of Cadets hosted
See John Scott Coleman’s story
2,200 junior cadets Saturday,
on page 3.
page 6.
Students oppose
■^fnew center plans
Battalion Staff
The Memorial Student Center Council
bet opposition Sunday night to its propo-
lalsfor an advisory committee on the con-
puction of a secondary student center.
The Residence Hall Association presi
dent disagreed with proposed representa-
of different campus groups on the
The committee will advise the Univer
sity administration on student needs in the
ptudent union project.
The proposed student union will be
housed in the present Animal Science
ravillion across the street from the
Oceanography and Meteorology building.
The union, according to the 5-year master
plan developed earlier this summer, will
onsist of two floors with a large open area
(suitable for registration and dances. The
plan said the rest of the building will be
illocated to student use.
help the administration decide which ac
tivities the rest of the cavernous exhibition
pall will be used for.
The MSC Council pased a resolution to
[send their plan for the committee to Dr.
Bohn Koldus, vice president for student
The proposed representation has four
Council representatives, one each from the
Corps, RHA, the Off-Campus Student As
sociation and student government.
In addition, four other representatives
vould be associated with the MSC: The
IMSC director, the MSC vice president of
[administration, who will serve as ex-officio
[chairman, a former student representative
[from the MSC Council and a faculty repre-
|sentative from the MSC Council.
The representation plan led Lynne An-
[drus, RHA president, to say the committee
[representation favored the council 8-1.
Ron Woessner, vice president of admin-
jistration for the council, disagreed. He said
[only council students, not former students
[or staff, should be included in the count.
He discounted charges of bias in repre
“There is no imbalance,” he said.
HE SAID THAT representation should
I not be an issue in a com mittee that does not
decide policy. He said the committee will'
serve as an investigative body that will call
(people from all student organizations.
During the Sunday night meeting, vari-
[ ous council members stressed that the
committee would set no policy and would
) be almost temporary in nature.
Later Woessner said that the committee
| would make recommendations in addition
[ to gathering information. The proposals
and information would then be forwarded
| to Texas A&M President Jarvis Miller.
He reiterated that to include representa
tives from all student organizations would
make the committee too large to work ef
Andrus disagreed, and in response, a few
council members started to opt for a com
promise that would leave the council three
seats and give one seat to the Graduate
Student Council.
That, however, never reached the voting
stage and the original proposal was ap
Koldus is not bound by the proposal and
will make his own decision on the commit
tee before sending it up to President Miller
for approval, Woessner said.
alternate plan to Koldus, but had delayed
action until the council made its final deci
She disagreed with Woessner’s claim
that the MSC Council deserved the slots
because its members have experience in
running an operation similar to the new
union. Andrus said the RHA has experi
ence in running the Quonset huts near Eas-
“They’ll have lobbies, food service, and
offices and rooms,” Woessner said, “where
else can you find all that — the MSC.”
There seemed to be a question of the
committee’s permanence.
Dr. Ray Cole, one of the council’s faculty
advisers, said the committee would be
permanent. Woessner said it would last
until 1983, or almost 5 years.
Bobby Tucker, student body president,
said the conflict on representation “de
pends on your interpretation of the com
He said if the committee were merely ad
hoc, the conflict would be negligable.
“If it’s on a permanent basis, there will
be more interest from other organizations
concerning representation on the commit
THE STUDENT BODY president will
have the power to appoint student commit
tee members if it is permanent.
When the center is built, there may be
some question as to which student body
will help set policies for it.
Woessner said that since the new center
will be an MSC-type operation versus a
Quonset hut-type operation, the logical
group to help run it will be the M SC Coun
He pointed to the MSC Council’s begin
nings 29 years ago, when it evolved from an
advisory committee itself.
“Basically, the structure appears to make
it a satellite of the MSC,” Tucker said.
But he added, “Whether it should fall
under the control of the MSC Council —
that’s a different question.”
“It’s a matter of working this thing
through,” he said.
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‘The Thrill of Victory
Gerald Carter is congratulated by Doug Teague,
right, and Cody Risien after scoring a touchdown
Saturday during the Rice game. The touchdown was
a result of a 52-yard pass from Aggie quarterback.
Mike Mosley on new Aggie head coach Tom
Wilson’s first offensive play. Please see related
stories on pages 10 and 11.
Battalion photo by Pat O'Malley
Bullock says he’s saving money
by move to empty bank building
United Press International
AUSTIN — Comptroller Bob Bullock is’
defending his decision to move a large por
tion of his office to an empty bank building,
saying he has made a shrewd deal for the
taxpayers instead of costing them money.
Bullock’s order to lease the empty
American National Bank building has
drawn criticism from the Austin
American-Statesman newspaper, which
said one of Bullock’s employees does busi
ness with the bank and Bullock had to break
three leases at other buildings to move into
the empty one.
“The building was filthy, but I could see
immediately that it had great possibilities
for us,” Bullock said Saturday. “The bank
says they were not in trouble on it. But I
knew they’re in trouble on it. If a building’s
been sitting there vacant for three years,
sure they’re in trouble on it.
“I knew then that I could probably get
that building cheaper than any other place
Bullock said he broke three leases for
office space in north Austin — rented for 32
and 34 cents a square foot — and moved the
employees to the former bank building to
put different divisions in a single location
and allow closer supervision of auditors.
The bank’s property — leased at 49.5
cents a square foot — is closer to Bullock’s
main office in the Lyndon B. Johnson State
Office Building and more convenient for
him than the earlier locations a few miles
Three years ago the bank moved to
another location.
Bullock said Deputy Comptroller Ralph
Wayne had nothing to do with the decision
to lease the bank building.
The newspaper’s article indicated the
comptroller broke its current leases to
move into the more expensive property be
cause Wayne has business dealings in the
Bullock also said he needed additional
space to office his growing staff and expects
by next September to have 400 employees
in the former bank building; there are 300
there now.
The comptroller said he wants the state
to condemn and buy the building — a move
that would help American Bank surmount a
legal controversy over title to the property.
“Am I going to buy that building? Boy, if
I can, I am,” he said. “I’ve got ‘em over a
barrel. That’s one reason the building in
terested me. I knew it had a title flaw. ”
He said the bank spent $600,000 ren
ovating the building to meet needs of the
comptroller’s staff and provides a parking
garage for 290 cars.
The completed history tests of 80 stu
dents were stolen from the Department of
History office sometime between Friday
evening and 8:30 a.m. Saturday, depart
ment head Dr. Keith Bryant said.
Another history professor discovered
Saturday morning that offices in the
Academic Building had been vandalized
and called Bryant and the University
Police. The official police report had not
been completed Sunday evening.
Bryant listed these damages, which oc
curred in the psychology and history de
partments in the Academic Building:
Second floor — one classroom door win
dow smashed; one glass panel smashed in
an office door;
Third floor — one glass panel smashed
in an office door; one door frame removed,
no entry apparent; one corridor door bro
ken open; four office doors broken open;
two Department of History office doors
smashed open, all incoming mail taken
from boxes, wall clock taken, 80 tests re
Fourth floor — two Department of Psy
chology office doors smashed, secretary’s
desktop and some files scattered, and a wall
clock taken.
Bryant said no decision has been made
about the students whose tests were stolen.
He also said the stolen mail could result in
serious federal charges, if the robbers are
Blaze guts
one dwelling
A smoky, one-alarm fire destroyed one
apartment and damaged several others in
an early morning blaze Sunday at the
Briarwood Apartments on Hwy. 30.
College Station firemen were called to
Apt. 163 of the complex at 1:45 a.m., ac
cording to a fire department report. The
blaze was extinguished about 45 minutes
later. The fire spread from the downstairs
unit to the apartment above, causing partial
damage to it and the attic.
No one was injured in the incident. No
cause for the blaze was determined as of
Sunday night.
Ship in drink
hails Guard
United Press International
NEW ORLEANS — The distress
call that came in to the Coast Guard
office from an oilfield crewboat was
most appropriate.
“We got a call that the vessel ‘Gin
and Tonic’ was on the rocks,” Coast
Guard spokesman Bob Baeten said
Before a cutter could arrive, the
vessel reported it had resolved the