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Wednesday, December 6, 1978
College Station, Texas
News Dept. 845-2611
Business Dept. 845-2611
Dont talk to me. I’m talking.
Maintaining a relationship
and different roles in a marriage
proved too much for three
couples featured in an article on
page 12. In an accompaning arti
cle, some unmarried couples
learn about the same difficulties.
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Stadium expansion on Kyle Field has begun. And
student parking spaces have been closed off to ac
comodate the construction. Russ McDonald, chief of
University Police said about 250 spaces on the east
side and 215 spaces on the west side are now closed
off. McDonald said the spaces were to have been
closed off last week, but he persuaded the contrac
tors to hold off until this week.
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By STEVE LEE
Battalion Campus Editor
I was getting late and Rick was having a
isthatiW time keeping his mind on what he
ams to cm I s reading. He was getting keyed up
the talent loB r the prospect of-taking a major exam
ike a 1-3 n
next day that would most certainly de-
line his grade in an economics course.
I there were two more chapters to read
he still needed to go through his notes
jw more times.
Be stopped what he was doing and went
Iss the room to the his dresser and pul-
put what little grass he had left from
finally Rick settled down at his desk
took a few deep hits of marijuana,
n, he felt more relaxed, and ready to
pe the next chapter of the thick eco-
le could have chosen to accept the
bd that his roommate often uses to stay
rt when all-nighters become necessary,
he didn’t need anything to make him
iy this night, just a little something that
lid calm him down and yet not put him
leep. He maintains that he can do some
pis best studying when “under the in-
lick and his roommate feel fairly com-
able about smoking marijuana in their
PRIDE m r00m ’ although they take the routine
r ^cautions of placing a towel at the base
their door and locking the door
_?never they light up. Their resident
EER $1'Piser aware that the two smoke grass
juently and has even warned them a
times on the possible penalties that
Id be involved. But he is hesitant to get
m in trouble. He would rather not take
blame for their suspension from
ick’s suitements don’t smoke
ijuana, but they seem unbothered by
situation. They have often been in
[ks room when Rick was smoking grass,
ong as the stuff isn’t brought into their
m, the suitemates don’t seem to mind,
his is a hypothetical situation based on
that, to some degree, exists at Texas
A&M University. Exactly to what degree
is exists, only the students know.
But in this situation, the relative secu
rity felt by Rick and his roommate could
be for good reason. University Police say
students are protected by the same rights
that apply to other citizens — for instance,
the search and arrest warrant based upon
probable cause. And officials at University
Police at Texas A&M say that probable
cause must come in the form of a highly
reliable source before a search can be
Suppose Rick’s resident adviser decided
to report Rick to the University Police af
ter, again, catching Rick smoking
marijuana. How would police react to the
According to J.D. Gossett, chief inves
tigator of University Police, officers
wouldn’t exactly barge into the dorm room
upon moment’s notice.
“Most of the time, when a source comes
to you for the first time, you kind of sweat
it out, because the person does have to be
reliable before the judge will issue you a
warrant,’’ Gossett said.
See related stories on page 10.
The “judge,” referred to here, is com
monly a justice of the peace.
“The whole warrant idea is based on the
judge,” Gossett said. “If he feels like you
have probable cause, then he will issue
you a warrant.”
Gossett said the informant is subject to
thorough questioning before the police
have “reason to believe” that the infor
mant is reliable. For example, the infor
mant may be asked if he is sure that what
he came into contact with was an illegal
drug, the last time he came into contact
with it, and how much of the drug the
suspect is holding, Gossett said.
Russ McDonald, chief of University
Police, said that the warrant must state
what the police would be searching for
specifically. However, he said that this
doesn’t mean that the specific item being
sought would be the only illegal item that
can be confiscated.
“If we had good evidence that someone
had stolen merchandise in their room, and
we got a search warrant and go in and look
for this merchandise, and in the course if
looking for this merchandise we run across
some drugs, then seizure of the drugs
would be lawful,” McDonald said.
Detective Ronnie Miller of the College
Station Police Department cited an exam
ple of a possible illegal search.
He said, for instance, that if officers
were searching the living room of a resi
dence for a stolen television set and come
across a bag of marijuana on the coffee ta
ble, then a narcotics arrest would be law
ful. However, if officers were searching
for, say, a stolen refrigerator and ended up
going through dresser drawers in the bed
room, there may be grounds for an illegal
search. Miller said.
In this instance, this would mostly con
cern off-campus residents. University
Police does not carry police records on
off-campus students, unless the arrest
takes place on campus property.
So, in our hypothetical case, a search
warrant would need to be obtained based
on a questioning of the resident adviser
and a determination of whether he is a re
liable source. Let’s further suppose that a
warrant is issued and police search Rick’s
room for marijuana.
If the search turns up nothing, do the
police have any recourse?
Not likely, says McDonald. If the search
was indeed based upon probable cause,
then there is no problem, McDonald said.
But he added that the only problem the
police may have is if searches repeatedly
turn up empty.
“If that happens too many times,”
McDonald said, “then the judge may be
hesitant to issue you a warrant. He may
not know what you’re talking about,
whether your informant is supposed to be
reliable or not. But this doesn’t happen
Oracle marches in Christmas
By LIZ BAILEY
Excitement filled the cool December
. Children and adults alike lined the
eets waiting in eager anticipation.
Somewhere out of the blackness of the
jht came the low rumble of drums in a
lEager cries of “Mama, Mama, it’s com-
it’s coming.”, were heard.
;The Tuesday night 1978 Children’s
Christmas Parade in College Station had
Donald Duck, Raggedy Ann and R2-D2
were present in all their splendor.
Ten local government leaders also took
part, riding in antique cars, waving to on
lookers lining the streets.
Bands from six high schools partici
pated. The Texas A&M University Fish
Drill Team, Women’s Drill Team and Ross
Volunteers also marched.
Library posts final exam hours
The Sterling C. Evans library will be staying open later to assist students
studying for final exams. The library will remain open 24 hours a day from 1 p.m.
Dec. 10 until 1 a.m. Dec. 13. Regular library service hours will be observed Dec.
I Hand between-semesters operations begin at 5 p.m. Dec. 15. Hours are posted
for the Dec. 16-Jan 2 period, during which the library will be closed Dec. 24-25
and Dec. 31-Jan. 1
Between the stacato of drum beats and
the part of marching feet on the pavement,
floats rolled by on clouds of magic.
Then came the clowns, soap box cars,
motorized miniature cars and horses.
Alenco won first place in the float divi
sion. The prize was $500.
The Bryan High School Industrial Arts
Club won $400 for second place. Brazos
County React placed third and won $300.
Apple Creek Street residents won fourth
place and $200. McCool-Hoggard Realty
won fifth place and $100.
The Bryan Viking Marching Band won
its division with the A&M Consolidated
High School Band placing second.
The Stephen F. Austin High School
Band from Nacogdoches won first in a sec
ond divison with the Calvert High School
Band winning second place.
Bryan and College Station alternate
years to hold the parade.
‘nonhires’ 73 here
By ANDY WILLIAMS
Until Monday night, 73 people believed
they would start work this week in a dis
tributing warehouse in west Bryan.
The hours and pay were hard to beat.
They were told they would make $6 an
hour and better and be able to set their
work schedule, as long as they worked at
least 18 hours a week. And many quit
other jobs to take this one.
THEY HAD INFORMATION about
what they woidd be doing and how much
money they would be making — especially
about how much money they would be
making. Only one thing was wrong.
The warehouse operation didn’t exist.
“This has just flat blown my mind,” said
Leroy Balmain, executive director of the
Better Business Bureau of Brazos Valley
Inc., as the dust began to settle Tuesday.
“It beats anything I have ever seen or
Since at least the first week of
November, Presley Hood, a former
warehouse worker from Houston, has
been recruiting people to employ. Those
people say they were to be hired to pack
age and prepare merchandise for shipment
to stores. Hood planned to hire 500 people
eventually, Balmain said.
RON WELLS, head of the Texas A&M
University Baptist Student Union, said
“probably 30-40 students” in his group
considered taking the jobs. Though no one
could say why. Hood had said many times
that he wanted to hire Christians.
“As far as I know, Presley really be
lieved the thing himself. Wells said. “His
brother Tim had even been fooled by it.
While those contacted said Tim Hood, a
junior at Texas A&M, recruited most of
the students, they all said he had believed
that the idea was legitimate. Hood could
not be reached for comment Tuesday.
“I talked to a good many of the kids and
said, ‘Have you really checked this thing
out? ” Wells said. “They said they had. Of
course, they were wanting it to be true. ”
THE WAREHOUSE, Hood told them,
wasn’t built yet.
A senior microbiology student at Texas
A&M who said he had been “hired,” said
Hood told him it would cover eight acres
on FM 2818 when it was finished. Until
then. Hood said, business would be con
ducted from leased space in the Interna
tional Shoe plant.
Plant Manager Russell French said
Tuesday, “To my knowledge, I have never
heard the name (Presley Hood) before. I
have never been in contact with him, and I
don’t know a word of what you’re talking
United Press International
Three plane crashes in less than 24
hours claimed nine lives Monday night
and Tuesday, but all 22 people aboard a
fourth plane were rescued after surviving a
crash and a brutally cold night in the
blizzard-swept Colorado Rockies.
Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, was in se
rious but stable condition in an Anchorage
hospital following the accident that killed
his wife, Ann Stevens, 49. The chartered
Lear jet carrying the Stevenses and five
other people from Juneau crashed Monday
night on landing at the Anchorage Interna
Stevens, 55, suffered head, neck and
arm injuries and was in the intensive care
unit of Providence Hospital. He had been
in Juneau Monday for the swearing in of
recently reelected Alaska Gov. Jay Ham
mond and was returning to Anchorage
when the jet went down upon landing be
tween two runways and broke into four
In Florida, a twin-engine plane flying
through high winds crashed into railroad
tracks alongside a highway Tuesday, kill
ing three people aboard. The crash oc
curred near Lorida, a small community 15
miles southeast of Sebring, about 5:30 a. m.
Slightly more than an hour later, Troy
Shelton, 50, the manager of the Union
County (S.C.) airport was killed and a
woman riding with him. Sue Chrisawn,
49, was injured when their Cessna 130
crashed during takeoff shortly before 6:40
In Colorado, rescuers on snowcats
snaked over five-foot snowdrifts and Tues
day morning reached the wreckage of a
twin-engine Aspen Airways plane carrying
20 passengers and a crew of two.
The propeller-driven DeHavilland
Twin-Otter went down on a 50-minute
flight from the ski resort of Steamboat
Springs to Denver Monday night after the
pilot reported icing and said he was turn
“Everybody is alive,” Grand County
Sheriff Houston Henderson said. “There
are at least 16 who need medical treatment
and the other six are okay.” Henderson
said some of the 16 injured were seriously
THE DEED TO THE LAND on which
it was to sit is not in Hood’s name, the
microbiology student said. Hood told him
he had not “closed the papers” on it yet.
Hood could not be reached Tuesday.
Balmain said, “I understand from some
calls that his mama and daddy have come
up here and picked him up and taken him
to Houston for medical attention.”
Balmain said he first heard of the situa
tion when someone called him Wednes
day. The caller said Hood had said he was
working for TG&Y Stores Co., a chain of
variety stores, and the warehouse would
supply its stores.
HOOD USED TG&Y forms to take ap
Balmain said he called TG&Y and spoke
to a vice president “who assured me that
TG&Y wasn’t going to open a warehouse
in Bryan-College Station because existing
ones in Shreveport, Houston and Lubbock
are sufficient to serve Texas.”
Balmain said he heard from TG&Y again
Friday, when store officials called to tell
him a meeting of Hood’s employees was
scheduled for Monday night. That first
meeting was called off when Hood was
picked up and questioned by College Sta
tion police Monday; he was released and a
meeting was held the same night.
“RIGHT NOW we don’t have any crim
inal statute violations,” Detective John
Kelly said. “He may be liable for taking
the application forms, if he did.
“He’s not stolen anything — he’s just
offered people jobs, and that’s not against
Tom Lewis, head legal adviser for
TG&Y Stores Co., said from Oklahoma
City, Okla., in a phone interview Tuesday,
By STEVE LEE
Battalion Campus Editor
Senator Robert Dole called for the
Agriculture Council of America
(ACA) to express the need for “eco
nomic confidence” among farmers,
in a speech Tuesday night to the Na
tional Farm Summit.
After the speech at the Ramada
Inn, both American Agricultural
Movement (AAM) supporters and
ACA summit delegates said they
were pleased with the conference
and expressed optimism for future
The Republican from Kansas said
that, unlike other businesses, farm
ers haven’t been able to predict
market conditions and accurately
order supplies. Instead, Dole said,
the farmers “have always faced
indecision and continue to produce
based on faith and a healthy econo
He said that now the government
is stepping in and causing more in
decision with “economic manipu
lations and other controls.” Because
of this, the farmer is hesitant to
make additional investments for ex
pansion, he said.
He said that the government faces
a challenge to use the ideas that
come out of the summit conference
to help the farmer. Dole echoed the
“We haven’t heard of any actions that
would warrant our taking any action. We
certainly don’t see any from anything yet. ”
Kelly said he hadn’t talked with anyone
who could tell him certainly that Hood had
said the warehouse was to belong to
TG&Y. At a meeting of employees late
Monday night, in fact, he said that he was
“just going into business for himself. ”
BUT MARK KEVER, a senior from
Houston majoring in management, said
Hood first said he was opening a TG&Y
warehouse. It was only Monday night,
Kever said, that Hood told the gathering
of employees that he was going into busi
ness for himself and had used the TG&Y
name because he was afraid they
“wouldn’t work for just him.” He also told
them that he was going through a divorce
trial and that he wished to keep his busi
ness proceedings secret from his wife.
Melinda Strong, a senior marketing stu
dent from Tyler at whose apartment the
Monday meeting was held, said Hood told
the group he’d used the TG&Y forms be
cause he didn’t have enough money to
print his own.
“HE CAN AFFORD to pay people $8
an hour, but he can’t afford to print his
own application forms,” Strong said Tues
“They asked him, well, did he have any
forklifts, and he said yes; then they asked
him how many, and he said 25. And they
asked him what he’d paid for them, and he
said, ‘$5,000. ”
Strong was not a prospective employee
of Hood’s, but said her roommate, Kim
Harvey, a senior marketing major from
Athens, had been offered $18,000 a year to
work for him after she graduated this
statements made Monday by former
Texas Gov. John Connally at the
summit, saying the government
should help the farmer get his com
modities into the market.
With one day to go, members of
the AAM and the ACA alike ex
pressed content with the summit.
“We had input from the family
farmer and we feel like the ACA has
given us our say. It’s been fair,” said
Charlie Fitts, an AAM alternate
delegate from Cameron. “But we
feel like this wouldn’t have hap
pened if we hadn’t come.
“We are in the same boat, it’s the
Titanic, and we re all going down,”
said Fitts. “We sat around for years
and now we re waking up.”
Two AAM membes were optimis
tic that the situation will get better
for the farmer next year due to bet
ter informed farmers and represen
On the ACA side, Wilson Carnes
of. the National Future Farmers of
America in Alexandria, Va., said
that many problems have been
identified at the summit but is un
sure if many solutions have been
proposed. He said that AAM has
contributed to the conference.
“I think they (the AAM) have kept
the summit in touch with reality,”
Man finds a naked lady
in bed — of his pickup
LAFAYETTE, La. — Marvin
Roberts hopes his wife will under
stand. But she might not even be
Roberts was stopped at a red light
Tuesday when he saw another
driver motioning to the back of his
pickup truck. What he saw next he
won’t soon forget.
“It was the damndest thing I’ve
ever seen, ” Roberts said.
There in the hack of his truck
Roberts saw a 50-year-old woman
slowly begin a striptease in 39-
degree weather. The performance
went on until the woman was nude
and had strewn dollar bills across
the Evangeline Thru way.
The unidentified woman had
asked Roberts for a ride two blocks
earlier and he refused her.
Roberts went on his way but
when people started pointing at his
truck at the stoplight, he thought he
had left his tailgate open and got out
to check. Then he found the stowa
■ wanted a ride and when I
^ she tried to give me a
bribe,” Roberts said.
“I said, T don't want your money,
I want you off of my truck.’
“Then she threw me a kick and
started taking off her clothers. First
her dress, then her shoes and then
“Then she started throwing
By the time the Lafayette police
arrived, five-and-lO-dolIar bills
were strewn across the thru way. A
meticulous motorcycle cop carefofly
circled in white chalk the positions
of the women’s dress, shoes, swea
ter, cash and loose change.
In the meantime, the woman —
still nude — walked down the street
and began thumbing for a getaway
ride. She was picked up by police a
few minutes later.
The impromptu performer was
taken to the Acadian a Mental
Health Center for observation.
“Wait till my wife hears this,”
Roberts moaned. “Or rather, wait
till I call my boss and tell him I’m at
the police station giving a statement
about a naked lady.”