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A&M to join in teleconference
focusing on world food policy
By Janice Riggs
The MSC Student Conference on
National Affairs will commemorate
World Food Day by Fighting world
hunger on both the international
and local fronts.
Texas A&M will participate in a
nationwide teleconference focusing
on world food policy Oct. 16, World
Food Day, while the Corps of Cadets
and residence-hall students end a
week-long food drive competition
that will benefit local needy families,
said Karen Telschow, A&M food
The teleconference will be held in
Washington D.C., and will be carried
via satellite to many stations across
the United States, including A&M,
Telschow said. It will be held from
11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Nobel Peace
Prize winner and A&M professor
Dr. Norman Borlaug will speak to
the conference. Borlaug is noted for
his work with the hungry.
The United Nations Food and
Agricultural Organization First rec
ognized this day on October 16,
1981, in an attempt to help the hun
ger-stricken Third World nations.
“I thought hunger really was a
problem,” Telschow said. “Bryan-
College Station is just as much a part
of the world as any other place and if
you think we’re having problems
feeding Ethiopia, we’re also having
Telschow believes hunger doesn’t
have a geographic location —
whether in Ethiopia or Brazos
County, starving people need to eat.
“If we’re going to discuss all of
this during the teleconference then
we need to take care of home as
well,” Telschow said.
The 2,200 members of the Corps
of Cadets and the 8,000 residence-
hall students will be having a food
raising competition Monday
through Oct. 16, she said.
. The food raised will be delivered
to the Brazos Food Bank for distri
“Students spend a lot of money
drinking beer and partying, and
that’s all right,” Telschow said, “but
if we could get each on-campus stu
dent to buy a dollar’s worth of food,
that’s $10,200. That’s a lot of money
and that’s a lot of food.”
Brent Boyd, Corps operations of
ficer, said the Corps will compete
Churches, residents aim to fight
world hunger with A&M 10K walk
By Leslie Guy
Brazos Valley residents Sunday
will take a few steps to help relieve
world hunger by participating in a
10-kilometer walk around the Texas
CROP Walk, or the Church Rural
Overseas Program, is sponsored by
Church World Service.
It raises money to provide emer
gency relief, agricultural devel
opment, medical and health relief
and educational programs world
wide, said Ray Oakley, United Cam
pus Ministry program director and
CROP Walk organizer.
Registration will be at 1:30 p.m.
Sunday at Anderson Park in College
Station. The walk will begin at 2 p.m.
Twenty-five percent of the money
raised from the local CROP walk will
be given to the Brazos Church Pan
try for local hunger projects and re
lief, Oakley said.
The pantry comprises 18 local
churches and distributes food to the
hungry in the local area.
CROP coordinator and local phy
sician Dr. Terry Tones said CROP is
a community-wide effort to feed the
local hungry and to show the world’s
hungry that it cares.
Participants need to get sponsor
sheets from Oakley, Jones, the A&M
Presbyterian Church or the Wesley
Foundation at the Methodist Stu
Sponsors for participants will
pledge specific amounts per kilome
“We would like this to be an excit
ing time for students to extend
“We would like this to be
an exciting time for stu
dents to extend them
selves for the community
and do something to make
it a better place. ”
— Ray Oakley, CROP
sponsor sheets for the group,
The project is interdenomina&
nal, but being a Christian is notaif
quirement, he said, because the pi!
gram is designed to get communt
involvement and give relief where
“Our goal is $10,000,” he said,
there is more, that is morefortla
people who can use it. We are jus
hoping to build support fromveat
Carol Kolsti, assistant director fa
Texas Church World Service-1
in Austin, said 60 CROP evenuait
being planned in the state this i
Their goal is to raise about $'
statewide, she said.
themselves for the community and
do something to make it a better pla
ce,” Oakley said.
Oakley encourages groups to par
ticipate together, ana in order to
give them incentive, United Campus
Ministry will give its Student
Achievement Awards to the campus
ministry, the fraternity and the so
rority which have the most partici
For a group to pardcipate, a rep
resentative needs to collect all the
“CWS (Church World Service^
cooperative agency of 31 Protestr:
and Orthodox communities orp
nized to meet human needs in nw
than 70 countries through progE
of social and economic developmt;,:
disaster and emergency resposs
and service to refugees," she said.
This isn’t the first yearCWSk
sponsored a local CROP walk,
Last year 125 walkers partidp
in Brazos County and aDoutlS!
The group hopes to double tk
number of walkers this year, sit
against the residence halls on a per-
‘ fo< '
centage basis; the number of food
E roducts will be divided by the num-
er of students. A food count will be
taken at 5 p.m. Wednesday to find
out who is in the lead, he said.
David McDowell, Residence Hall
Association president, said, “During
the past couple of years there has
been healthy competition between
the dorms and the Corps. It would
be prestigious to win the food drive
Telschow said, “Anyone can get
involved in the competition. I wish
the Off-Campus Aggies, sororities,
fraternities or any other organiza
tion would participate. They just
need to call by 5 p.m. Oct. 14 with
their mid-week food count. The
more the merrier, because the more
food, the more fed.”
At the end of the food drive on
Oct. 16, people can deliver the food
to the Quadrangle or the Fish Pond
between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., she said.
“The response I’ve oeen receiving
for the food drive has been incredib
le,” she said.
“The University Safety and
Health Office has donated 105 bar
rels for the food drive,” Telschow
said. “The Brazos Food Bank just
thinks this whole thing is fabulous.”
The food bank feeds 500 familiti
a week, she said.
Serena George, directoro
tions for the Brazos FoodBankk.
said the food will be inventoriedar,;
then distributed to the RedCrw
and church pantries.
“They, in turn, will deliver tk
food to 2,575 needy families in
zos County,” George said.
The food the people want tk
most is dinner items like macara
and cheese, stews, soups, pt
butter and jelly, George said. Ike
also desire dry goods likepana
mixes where water is the
Investigator denies scaring
witnesses in Brandley case
GALVESTON (AP) — A Texas
Ranger accused of intimidating wit
nesses in the Clarence Brandley case
denied those accusations Wednesday
and produced a long-forgotten tape
of an interview with a key witness
who implicated Brandley as the sus
Texas Ranger Wesley Styles, the
leadoff witness for the state at an evi
dentiary hearing which could lead to
a third trial for death-row inmate
Brandley, denied making threats to
Brandley’s co-workers to build a case
against the former janitor.
Fellow janitors Henry “Ickie”
Peace and John Sessum have told of
being afraid and of being intim
idated by Styles, who was brought in
to investigate the Aug. 23, 1980
rape-slaying of Cheryl Fergeson at
Conroe High School.
When Montgomery County Assis
tant District Attorney Rick Stover
asked Styles when he had resorted to
threats against witnesses, Styles
said,“I did not — not to any of those
“I had the feeling they were coop
erating. I felt as though they were
telling the truth — exactly what they
did and what occurred.”
Styles also produced a tape of his
original interview with Peace on
Aug. 30, 1980 — a week after the
Fergeson slaying — a tape he said he
could not find until only a few days
before the Brandley evidentiary
hearing began two weeks ago.
On the tape. Peace describes how
he and Brandley searched the high
school for Fergeson, who had been
reported missing, how he found the
body in a storage area and how he
later believed that Brandley meant
for him to find the girl’s body when
Brandley instructed him to canvass
the area again.
Peace said police were summoned
and he later talked to officers at the
scene before leaving.
on the tape — not like someone who
Brandley’s attorney, Mike DeGeu-
rin, said he was troubled that Styles’
activities with Peace before the re
cording was made were unsubstan
tiated and that the presence of the
tape, which Styles used to make his
police reports, was not disclosed at
“I think this is going to backfire
on the state,” DeGeurin said.
Styles said a discussion with pros
ecutors a few weeks ago jogged his
mind that he had a tape of the Peace
interview among several hundred in
the attic of his Huntsville home. The
tapes are among files of disposed
cases, he said.
Prosecutors said they introduced
the tape into evidence because Peace
sounded very relaxed and friendly
DeGeurin said, “I have problems
with this tape, how it’s come to light.
I smell a fish. It’s so fishy how it’s
come to light. I don’t have the op
portunity to determine if it was doc
tored in any way. And the chain of
custody is suspect.”
HOUSTON (AP) — Twonf»j
prison halfway houses, ap t
for Houston by the state Board oil
Pardons and Paroles, received J
mixed reception from resident 1 ■
and community leaders. | DALLAS
The two new homes, wfclus courtroc
would house 56 convicts, piled a “stal
among 28 statewide selected I 'the judge a
the board on Tuesday. pka-bargain
Altogether, eight facilities The mov
Here than !
fhcket of st
Houston were approved, amoif
them six existing facilities fe .
which contracts with privated# ard Mays,
itable or community organiMpould keep
tions were renewed. The
houses will provide room forW
convicts and ex-convicts. .
“It’s alarming that Houston
getting a disproportionatelylaij?
I Mays and
getting a aisproportionatelyiaij'ffiennis Han
share of the halfway house bed! lator Da
“It’s not ti
being funded,” said Rep. Land
Evans, D-Houston. “Iseenoji#!
fication for making Houston the bench’
dumping ground.” Ipthing to c
The two new facilities wouidkEsse right n
located in Evans’ district. fiSugrue, -
lice of bury
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