The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 06, 1978, Image 1

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This vei years ago ■ that much is and did m to come here "There )ame and l( ile you on think mosti xtent of drugs unknown Campus users feel safe 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 inpes that mgh. ike a 1-3 n ight’s game 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 weekend. 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- nics text. 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- nce.” 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 )ol. 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 - DEC, FREE 52.00 durs -i. 7:00-0 j:00-1:00 r/iofl* 'j{V0 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 made. 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 report? 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 that often.” Oracle marches in Christmas IN =hoo[s MTCA0 t Frl- SITY 4JS By LIZ BAILEY Battalion Reporter 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 sounding cadence. 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 begun. 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. Warehouse scheme ‘nonhires’ 73 here By ANDY WILLIAMS Battalion StaiT 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 heard. 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 about. 4 planes crash in 24 hours 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 tional Airport. 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 pieces. 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 a.m. 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 ing back. “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 hurt. 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 plications. 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 the law.’ Tom Lewis, head legal adviser for TG&Y Stores Co., said from Oklahoma City, Okla., in a phone interview Tuesday, needed. 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 impact. 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 my.” 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 day. “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 month. not faith 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 tatives. 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,” Games said. 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 lieve him. 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 way. ■ 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 her G-string. “Then she started throwing money.” 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.” Dole: Confidence