The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 17, 1980, Image 3

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ocal/State THE BATTALION Page 3 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1980 enson named dean emeritus I Dr. Fred J. Benson, who retired —■ 31 after 43 years of service with leTexas A&M University System, Lbeen designated dean emeritus GfTexas A&M’s College of En- y Spring. [ The title was formally bestowed on Benson by the Board of Regents at /ho thm^,H e< l uest ofDr - C , harIes H - Sam - S on, the University s acting presi- and Dr. Frank W.R. Hubert, ea chother,[jCljcellor of the Texas A&M 1(1 nadrecei.. L s t em . t of town, IF Benson served as dean of en- My left, sC-tineering from 1957 until 1978, when he was promoted to vice presi- ad forg,." dent for engineering and non- iewable resources. He assumed Iposition of deputy chancellor for s later, 'g semester back to seal i. In Marti,iJ lidn’t stop at}1 m, “How’reJ er, a iidnii Engineering in April. Benson has served as director of both the Texas Transportation Insti tute and the Texas Engineering Ex periment Station. He continues to serve as vice president of the Texas A&M University Research Founda tion. He has received the Disting uished Service Award from the Highway Research Board and the Tasker H. Bliss Award from the American Society of Military En gineers. He is an honorary member of the American Society of Civil En gineers and holds an honorary Doc tor of Engineering degree from Kansas State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1935. ■In’t really tj and Ml itohmOntj ■ where E#i| response. El Prosecution says officer ‘willing’ United Press International SAN ANTONIO — A federal prosecutor Monday said former Dade unty, Fla., policeman Charles Veverka willingly participated in the nspiracy to conceal the beating death of a black man last year. In closing arguments in Veverka’s civil rights violation trial, Assis- I, taut U.S. Attorney Brian McDonald said Veverka’s contention that he e . 1 keen ordered to falsify reports about Arthur McDuffie’s death was JmsufRcient. istmas 1 wash I "Obedience to such an order would not be a valid defense,” McDo- 'ternoon p; nald said. :ed a hitai | The prosecutor said Veverka was a “willing participant” in the leenhitwMtr lovmip, which he called a “partnership for criminal purposes.” anyone lod ; | Vever ^ a testified his superior “ordered” him to file favorable reports not mentioning the severity of the beating McDuffie suffered but M< Donald said a statement Veverka gave investigators Dec. 26, 1979, ;niorecoaffi..p SC( j ^ wor( j s “talked, advised, suggested but never the word Brdered.’” ■ Defense attorney Denis Dean rested his case Monday at 9:45 p.m., iimmediately after the jury was seated for the day. $ girls killed in chase on 145, 7others hurt 1 United Press International I DALLAS — Three teen-age girls were killed and seven people injured early Tuesday in a furious police chase going the wrong direction on an interstate highway. | The chase began about 2:20 a.m. when two police officers were check ing a report on a shooting in a bar U pking lot. Two suspects split up in different cars and the officers, joined hy another police car, pursued, with one of the men being captured im- ttediately. I The other suspect, identified as Kearney Earl Nash, 33, led the other officers, who by then had been 3 lined by two more police cars, to np Interstate 45. Police spokeswoman Vicki Eiker said Nash made a U-turn nt, more jobs | NL Industries, Inc., which pro duces threaded tubing and casing jWtonections for the oil and gas indus- has announced plans for a $34 inillion second-phase expansion of its Bryan facility. | The expansion of the Bryan plant Pi house six additional production lines and will increase its annual nding capacity two and one-half es, from 44,000 to 110,000 tons of ing and casing annually. The in- ias ed production is scheduled to Jgin in the second quarter of 1981. I The initial $22 million Bryan plant pgan operation in May of this year pd is located on a 137-acre site. I Bryan-College Station Chamber KCommerce industrial division ^ice-president R. L. Peacock said the •ansion is expected to add another wO employees to the local work Tee. ie we jp", i the supF ,at donaW 1 ®! icific usej ; o represen? Ivjnks. 0 rning ‘ pOLlC' 1 as w*: V" 1 ' 1 Tit H" 1 during Telia Katwn. ititlede d5» i ^ cre . d S, Get your Xerox copies ON THE DOUBLE at Northgate, above Fanner’s Market ^ Inexpensive, High-Quality Copies On Our Xerox 9400 FREE COLLATING in most cases. We specialize in REPORTS and DISSERTATIONS. resume d/so; Self-service copying, typing, binding, Wr iting, editing, translating. ONE STOP service for sports and dissertations. ON THE DOUBLE V 331 University 846-3755 Open M-F, 7 a.m.-lO p.m. Sat., 9-§ % ‘I Farmers accuse Carter of favoritism after cheap • sale in 1977of government peanut oil to compan} United Press International DALLAS — A Dallas federal grand jury is looking at possible links between an alleged attempt to corner the peanut oil market in 1977 and a giant Atlanta-based agribusiness cooperative that leases peanut warehouse faci lities owned by President Carter and his family. The disclosure in the Dallas Morning News Tuesday was followed by a few days of accusa tions by peanut growers and shellers in Geor gia that Carter and Sen. Herman Talmadge, D-Ga., were backing a special loan program which could drive out competition against the cooperative, Gold Kist, Inc. The News said it was told by three witnes ses who appeared before the grand jury that they have been questioned extensively to de termine if the sale of 78.1 million pounds of government-subsidized peanut oil three years ago resulted in “a financial plum” for Gold Kist. tpeanut oil to company Gold Kist leases the Plains, Ga., warehouse facilities of the Carter family under an arrange ment worked out by attorney Charles Kirbo, presidential adviser and trustee for the ware- ... The peanut oil, which could have been resold on the market for larger profits, may have been a “financial plum ” to sweeten the (Carter family) warehouse lease agreements. houses. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, in a Nov. 3, 1977, transaction that shook the peanut oil industry, sold the entire govern ment inventory of peanut oil to Camilla Cotton Oil Co. of Camilla, Ga., at a price below mar ket value. The transaction cost taxpayers an estimated $40 million in lost reveneue, a US DA audit shows. One day later, the oil was resold to Dallas- based snack food giant Frito Lay, Inc., for 1-cent-per-pound profit. The $16.7 million for the purchase was advanced to Camilla Cotton Oil by Pepsico, Inc., the parent corporation of Frito Lay. Documents obtained by the News indi cated 2.4 million pounds of the oil were sold back to Camilla by Frito Lay, and the remain der was sold to Opelousas Oil Mills, Inc., a division of LouAna Foods, Inc., in Opelousas, La. Records show that LouAna later sold 7.5 million pounds of the oil to Gold Kist. The sale to Gold Kist came after Gold Kist had leased the financially beleaguered Carter warehouse facility. One top US DA official, who asked not to be identified, said the grand jury is trying to determine if the peanut oil, which could have been resold on the market for larger profits, may have been a “financial plum” to sweeten the warehouse lease agree ment. Members of the peanut industry said they were surprised to see any interest by a firm in leasing the financially troubled Carter ware houses, and they were even more surprised at the amount that Gold Kist, a Fortune 500 firm, agreed to pay. Dr. Sidney Reagan, general counsel for the Southwestern Peanut Shellers Association in Dallas, called the proposal “nothing more than a going-away present from President Carter. ” He said it would mean the government would be carrying Gold Kist’s inventory risk. on the highway and fled in the direc tion of oncoming traffic. Nash swerved to miss an oncom ing car but one of the pursuing patrol cars crashed into it, injuring two officers and three people in the oncoming car. All five were taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital and were in fair condition. Nash continued on the highway, crashing into another vehicle, killing three girls, ages 18, 17 and 14. A fourth passenger was hospitalized in good condition. Nash was hospitalized in fair con dition. Police were considering three counts of involuntary man slaughter and charges of evading arrest, speeding and marijuana pos session against him. New alcohol distillation unit to open A number of key state officials are expected to be on hand at Texas A&M University Thursday when the Texas Agricultural Experiment Sta tion will officially begin operation of a new alcohol distillation unit. An experimental permit for the unit was granted recently for re search on making alcohol from agri cultural biomass and farm by products. The new alcohol fermenta tion and distillation equipment was acquired through a recent grant from the Texas Energy and Natural Re sources Advisory Council and Ex periment Station resources, Dr. Neville P. Clarke, director of the ex periment station, said. The demonstration of the new alcohol unit is set for 2 p.m. ONKYO 20-wpc Receiver with Metal Cassette Deck Onkyo CX-70 gets it all together for. you. Slide-out cassette deck has Dolby Nr and is fully metal capable. 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