The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Ed. 1 Thursday, March 22, 1990 Page: 1 of 8
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Deadline to enter SGA elections: March 27
TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY
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POSTAGE PAID USPS N0.133
STEPHfNVILLE, TEXAS 76401
THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 1990
A PROUD PART OF THE TEXAS A&M SYSTEM
The Fine Arts and Speech
Department is in need of hard
cover books for the upcoming
production of Dracula. A major
portion of the play takes place in
a library, and we need real
books. Unfortunately, the books
will be destroyed and although
this is sad the binding will be
If you have any old books, or
know of any old books, please
give me a call at 9292 and we
can make arrangements to pick
them up. They can also be drop-
ped off in the box outside office
180 in the Fine Arts Center.
Your assistance in this will
help us greatly. Thank you for
The brothers of Kappa Delta Rho
yyouldlike:,, tOrii introduce q the
recently-elected officers for the
1990-91 school year,. They are:
Michael Hennech, President;
Russell Fairchild, Vice Presi-
dent; Dusty Joiner, Secretary;
Mark Bfandenburger, Pledge
Educator; Barry Gober,
Treasurer; Ben Tinsley, Press
Officer; Craig Clark, Sergeant at
Arms; Brett Carroll, Historian;
Stephen Davis, Chaplin.
,Thank you for your support.
Betas would like to give
recognition to our new sponsors:
Dirk Hibler, Director of Mens
Housing, and Dr. Susan Peter-
son, Professor of Home
Economics, We welcome you to
the Betas and Thank You for your
A trail fide will by sponsored
by th TSU Horseman's Associa-
tion on Saterday, March 24.
The trail ride will be at the
Duncan Ranch in Fairy, Texas.
Participants should meet at the
TSU Horse Center at 7:30 a. m.
or at Wranglers in Hico at 8 a. m.
The cost will be $5 per horse
and rider and l/t for children
ages 6 and under.
There will also be games and
BBQ for participants.
For more information contact
Cheryl at 364-2207 or Melissa at
"God, why do you have me
here?" will be the topic for the
Lutheran Student Fellowship
meal and discussion on Marach
25 at 5:15 p. m. Students should
meet at Faith Lutheran Church
on 365 N. St. Peter Street.
Beta garage sale
A garage sale will be held
March 30 and 31 by the Betas.
There will be tons of clothes,
baked goods, and other odds and
ends. It will be at 205 Fairfax/
from 8 a.m. till 6p.m. Part of
the proceeds will go to the
American Heart Foundation.
See 'Briefs' Page 8
Department expansions force change
SGA increases representatives
By Pmanuet Alvear
Editor in Chief
Student Government Associa-
tion (SGA) announced Monday
in General Assembly that
changes would be made in the
number and division of Senators
for several departments due to
changes in student enrollment.
Robert Parkey, SGA Presi-
dent, announced to the General
Assembly that some departments
would receive additional
Senators due to increased enroll-
ment and that some newly
organized departments would
now be represented in the Senate,
Parkey said that according to
the newly adopted constitution,
each department was to receive
two Senator representatives with
one additional representative for
each ten percent of the student
body majoring under the depart-
ment. The enrollment figures are
based on the number of students
enrolled in a department during
the Fall semester preceding the
The number of representatives
Legal aspects of
Editor's Note: This is the last
in a three part series.
By Ben Tinsley
Assistant to the Editors
They don't call the crime rape
They call it sexual assault.
The crime, a second degree
felony, carries a penalty of not
less than two years and no more
than twenty years in prison.
Aggravated sexual assault is
defined in the Texas Penal Code
as the causing of serious bodily
injury, the causing of (Jeath, the
kidnapping of, the threat of death
towards, or the exhibition of a
deadly weapon towards the vic-
tim of sexual assault.
The penalty for the crime is no
less than five years and no more
than a life sentence in prison.
Sylvia O'Dell Barhorst, a
10-year attorney currently
teaching criminal justice classes
at Tarleton, says that force —
even deadly force — is justified
by law in Texas as a defense
against sexual assault, although
it is never recommended. "It
would depend on the cir-
cumstances," she said,
The victim o'f a sexual assault, -
she said, should immediately
contact the nearest police depart-
ment — who have the facilities
and training to handle sexual
assault cases. Pictures of injuries
must be taken after the bruises
have time to develop, and the
doctor's examination must be
performed within a close time-
frame of when the assault
The victim who waits several
days to report the assault, she
said, will have less of a chance
of proving her case.
Two major factors that weigh
heavily in sexual assault cases,
she said, are circumstance and
submission. "It's stated in the
Penal Code," said Barhorst,
"that the victim is defined as so-
meone who does not submit to
the act Of sex."
Tarleton Police Chief
Robert Hooper, a 16-year police
See 'Fear' Page 6
for Agriculture based depart-
ments was adjusted because of
the division of these departments
into Agricultural Services and
Development, Animal Sciences,
and Agronomy, Horticulture,
and Agricultural Economics.
Sorfie departments, including
Education and Psychology, and
Social. Sciences will receive an
additional Senator due to increas-
Parkey said that the previous-
ly released list of Senator posi-
tions had not been updated, but
that the new list had been com-
piled in time for the upcoming
The list of Senator positions
for the elections to be held April
3 and 4 will consist of Accoun-
ting and Finance, 2; Ag Services
and Development, 2; Biology, 2;
CIS and Management, 2;
General Business aiid Marketing,
3; Animal Sciences, 2;
Agronomy, Horticulture and Ag.
Also included on the list are
Education and Psychology, 3;
. English and Languages, 2; Fine
Arts, 2; Industrial Tech, 2; Math
and Physics, 2; Military Science,
2; Physical Education, 2;
Physical Science, 2; Social
Sciences, 3; and Home
These changes will make new
positions available to students at
Tarleton for the upcoming
Thp elections for Senators will
be held on April 3 and 4, and the
deadline to apply is March 27.
Photo by Marc Parka J-TAC staff
Baseball team sees action
By Michael Marbach ;
The 1990 baseball season is
well under way and the Texans
are out to their best start in three-
years with 16 and 11 record.
Their first game of Spring
Break came against St. Edwards.
The Texans rolled in the first
game of the double-header 16-6.
Wes Markum, Ralph Escalona
and Ken Stewart led the Texans
in hitting for the game. With
Stewart and Escalona adding
The second game was not as
rewarding as the Texans fell to
The Texans swept the Griffens
in a two game series 6-0 and
Legendre, Porter and Johnson
were the hot hitters for the Tex-
ans as each contributed two hits.
Mosley and Collins both record-
ed the wins as each pitched the
The Texans then split a double-
header with Missouri Valley this
past Monday. The first game the
Texans fell short in a 3-0 defeat,
but rallied to win the night cap
5-2. Johnson led the team in hit-
ting with two hits. '
The Texans dropped a double-
header to TCU on Wednesday.
The first game the Texans went
down 7-4 and then in the night
The Texans return to action
Friday and Saturday in a crucial
home conference stand against
By Ben! Tinsley
Assistant to the Editors
Tarleton Stae University's
Director of Counseling Dr. John
Macchietto belongs to the Na-
tional Coalition of Free Men, a
non-profit educational organiza-
tion - boasting among its
membership such public figures
as actors Ed Asner and Gregory
Hines - whose intent is to ques-
tion what he describes as the
^socially limiting gender roles"
that are imposed on men in to-
The Coalition's purpose, Mac-
cietto says, is to promote
awareness of what they consider
to be the fact that men ARE
limited legally, socially,
economically and emotionally -
that the two sexes can only inter-
relate when .they empathize
which each other.
No scapegoating allowed.
"It [the Coalition] questions
how men have been limited by
society in many ways, " he said,
"since the 1960's primarily, the
feminist movement has been
pretty much accepted by our
culture. The sentiment is that
women have been oppressed for *
years, buy men' haven't been
"What we're saying, is no.
Men have been oppressed in
many ways, as have females, "
Macchietto said. "In ways that
have never been recognized. To
blame man for being privileged
is only true in a few areas. When
you look at the overall picture,
men are just as oppressed as
women have been."
Essentially, he said, the "to be
equal you have to be treated dif-
ferently" philosophy does not
apply in this situation. "As a
male, you register for the draft
at 18. Females are not expected
to go into the service," he said.
, "Females are exempt from
combat situations," he said.
' ' Why are they still exempt from
service? When a man says that
he can't serve in combat,
religious reasons, moral issues or
stuff like that, he can apply for
the status of conscientious objec-
tor. It means that you have to
perform some kind of service for
"Yet women don't have to do
this. How is this equitable?"
Also included in the general
discrimination against men, he
said, are several currently ex-
isting laws. "Many people have
made the claim that capital
punishment is a very recist thing.
If you want to look at it for
gender issues, in 1985 there were
1400 males on death row. There
were 13 women."
In today's society, he said,
men are also vulnerable to other
^pressure situations in society,
such as false accusation of rape
and domestic violence.
' 'When you think of domestic
violence, you think of battered
women. Fifty percent of all bat-
tered spouses in our country are
male." Society, he said, has
trained men not to hit women.
This sets the male in a difficult
See 'Men ' Page 7
Males define goal of equality
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