The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 06, 1968, Image 4

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New Peace Corps Recruiting |
Localized For More Unity
Battalion Staff Writer
Peace Corps as of old is no
more. The new has worn off of
this organization and the prob
lem of getting new volunteers
has increased. The administra
tion of Peace Corps has realized
this and re-evaluated its recruit
ing program.
Peace Corps recruiters Miss
Barbara Hunter and Miss Joanne
Phillips will be on campus the
rest of the week to establish a
more personal contact with the
students who wish to apply. In
the past, an applicant lost touch
with the organization while his
application was being processed.
This sometimes caused the stu
dent to pursue other courses of
service and forget the Peace
The PEACE CORPS has not
regionalized its offices in an at
tempt to maintain a more per
sonal contact with the people who
apply. It plans to provide a
service where a person can call
to check on the status of his ap
plication, by providing a speakers
bureau for campus officials to
engage on Peace Corps subjects
and other means of which to fol
low through after the initial
fied that his application is being
processed and that it is under
consideration. This is the last
that he hears until he is invited
to attend a training project. Most
projects are held on college cam
puses throughout the nation.
In some fields, after a training
session in the states, additional
training is required in the coun
try the person will work.
Some universities have set de
gree plans where students may
attend academic classes for two
years, go overseas with the Peace
Corps for two years and return
to finish their college education
with a degree in their particular
field and a Peace Corps Diploma.
At this time Texas A&M Univer
sity does not have such a pro
THE STUDENTS are required
to finance their academic work,
but the Peace Corps pays for the
training and provides a salary
while the person is overseas.
Dr. Curtis Godfrey of A&M’s
Peace Corps Advisory Council
said, “I had hoped that the Peace
Corps could provide some schol
arships and fellowships for our
students to help with academic
expenses, but evidently they do
not exist at this time.”
be able to explain the offered
programs, issue applications and
administer the modern language
aptitude survey. The survey will
be given in Room 3D of the MSC
Wednesday and Thursday until
5 p.m. and Friday until 3 p.m.
For those people who are ac
cepted to go overseas, it is prob
able that a two-year occupational
deferment can be obtained from
the armed services.
Bulletin Board
The American Marketing So
ciety will hear a guest speaker,
Roger Lakamp, special assistant
to the president of J. C. Penney
Co., at 7:30 p.m. in Rooms 2C-D
of the Memorial Student Center.
The American Chemistry So
ciety will hear UT President Dr.
Norman Hackerman speak on fuel
cells at 8 p.m. at the Holiday
The Student AVMA Auxiliary
will hear national officers of the
AVMA Auxiliary at 8 p.m. in the
Texas Room of the Bryan Build
ing and Loan.
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College Station, Texas Tuesday, February 6,19S8
Hobby Turns Books
To Gold For Aggie
Fred S. White Jr. a senior at A&M turns his books into
money as he sells rare items to collectors across the state.
White claims that not all rare books are old as many can
be valuable before they are ancient.
A&M Student Named State
The procedure for volunteering:
an application is filled out and a
modern language survey is tak
en to show ability to learn a for
eign language. This is sent to
Washington for pre-screening.
Reference forms are then sent
to the people listed on the ap
plication and a certain waiting
period is started for the forms to
be returned.
THE APPLICANT is then noti-
Junior, Senior, and graduate
students who can be available
within 15 months are the most
sought after. At the present
time agricultural majors are the
most in need. However, there is
room for all majors as community
development, agriculture, health,
and education problems are
worked on by the Peace Corps.
Misses Hunter and Phillips will
establish a booth in the Post Of
fice area of the MSC. They will
The Amarillo Hometown Club
will have pictures made for the
Aggieland at 8 p.m. on the steps
of the Memorial Student Center.
The Aggie Wives Bridge Club
will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Me
morial Student Center.
The Student AVMA Auxiliary
will have a salad luncheon from
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the
South Solarium of the YMCA to
honor national officers of the
AVMA Auxiliary.
Junior Engineering Officer
Don Chapman of Houston, an
industrial engineering graduate
student at Texas A&M, has been
named assistant state coordinator
for the Junior Engineering Tech
nical Society.
A&M Assistant Engineering
Dean J. G. McGuire is state co
ordinator for the 109 JETS chap
ters in Texas high schools.
The organization provides
grassroots guidance for high
TRW is success by association
school and junior college students
interested in engineering careers.
Members compete in annual state
academic contests at A&M.
Chapman, 23, is a fall term
graduate of Lamar State College
in Beaumont, where he earned a
bachelor’s degree in industrial en
gineering. At Lamar, Chapman
was student president of the
American Institute of Industrial
Engineers, president of the Alpha
Pi Mu honor fraternity, and vice
in the fast moving Computer Sciences, from Los Angeles
to Houston to Washington, young people are making
things happen at TRW.
If you look around at any TRW location,
you’ll see far more young faces than
old. This is particularly true in the com
puter sciences. Why? Because we
depend on new ideas and fresh view
points to apply fast changing computer
techniques to a fast changing industry.
That’s why we need people like you.
What kind of a place is TRW? Ask
around. Talk to your professors and
faculty advisors, or to your friends who
are already working with TRW. Most of
our professional employees applied to
TRW on the recommendation of friends.
At TRW Systems Computation and
Data Reduction Center—incidentally,
one of the world’s most advanced com
puter centers—we provide scientific
and business programming support for
many technical disciplines.
If you’ll be receiving your degree
(Ph.D., MS or BS) in Engineering,
Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry this
year, consider joining a group of com
puter professionals who are developing
computer applications in the following
Interested ? Check with your Placement
Director and talk with us while we’re on
campus. If you can’t make it then and
would like to be considered for open
ings in the Los Angeles area, Houston
or Washington, send your resume to:
W. D. Mclvers, College Relations, TRW,
One Space Park, Redondo Beach, Cali
fornia 90278.
Mission Analysis / Trajectory Analy
sis/Guidance Analysis/Re-entry
Analysis / Control Systems Analysis /
Information Systems Analysis / Civil
Systems Analysis / Signal Analysis /
Computer Systems Analysis /
An Equal Opportunity Employer
TRW (formerly Thompson Ramo Wooldridge) is 60,000 people at 200 operations around the world who are applying advanced technology to space, defense, automotive, aircraft, electronics and industrial markets.
president of the Texas Society of
Professional Engineers’ campus
A Houston Reagan High School
graduate, Chapman will edit a
quarterly newsletter distributed
to 1,500 Texas high schools, ar
range speeches to high school
groups by A&M engineering fac
ulty members, and aid in aligning
JETS testing centers for high
school students participating in
national engineering aptitude ex
Chapman’s duties include help
ing arrange for the annual JETS
conference March 8 at A&M. Also,
he works with senior chapters of
the TSPE to recruit professional
engineers as advisors to JETS
A Texas A&M senior who has
no reading time except for studies
in finance is building a profitable
business as a rare book dealer.
He’s Fred S. White Jr., a 21-
year old Bryan resident who
landed into the part-time business
as a hobby until he realized there
is gold in books.
“Money is important, all right,”
White grinned, “but the best
thing about it is getting to meet
a lot of wonderful clients. My
customers include an ambassador,
four senators, five governors and
about 50 doctors and lawyers.”
White’s sale stock is valued at
$5,000 and includes about 750
titles, but he has a closet full of
books valued even higher in a
private collection.
“Rare books don’t necessarily
have to be old,” the personable
Air Force ROTC student con
fided. “Some of mine range from
brand new to more than 100 years
Not all rare books are costly.
White’s price tags range from $1
for a copy of Carl Hertzog’s
Cotton Memorial Papers to $1,500
for James Cox’s “History of the
Texas Cattle Industry.” The lat
ter book became a rarity when
a publishing company fire in St.
Louis destroyed most of the copies
about 1895.
Among White’s most treasured
books is a log of a Union gun
boat, the “Granite City,’’ which
contains an account of the shelling
of Sabine Pass during the Civil
“That was the battle in which
fewer than 100 Confederate sol
diers held off several thousand
Yankees,” he noted. “A former
owner of the log said the captain
was the first to go over the side
when the boat was attacked.”
White values the log at $1,500.
“Dad started collecting books
about four years ago,” the two-
year A&M bowling letterman
pointed out. “He’s worn out about
four cars looking for books since
then, but he has a fabulous col
The elder White, associate re
search librarian for A&M’s Texas
Transportation Institute, owns
the only known copy of the “His
tory of Colorado County,” valued
at up to $10,000. Altogether, his
safety-deposited tomes near the
$35,000 mark.
White sends a list of available
books to about 700 persons foil:
times a year. Response is bes:
in the late fall, worst in January
and February.
“People are broke about tbi;
time of the year,” he chuckled.
Much of White’s stock include;
productions of Hertzog, consider
ed by many as the finest book de.
signer in the country. J. Evetli
Haley, his favorite author, alsoi;
well represented.
“Because of my interest is
Hertzog, I became acquaints]
with Price Daniel Jr., son of tti;
former Texas governor,” Wbh
commented. “He had a great Heft
zog collection while a student n
Baylor. When he graduated arc
went into law practice, I bougfc
his stock of about 400 books.”
White’s financial backgroutj
allows him to speak with author
ity on books.
“In 1966, the Wall Street Jour,
nal listed rare books second only
to land as best investments,” It
said. “Rare books dipped to thirf
in 1967, but their prices jumped
55 per cent. Markup on the*
books is about 100 per cent,
Latest addition to his stocks
a slim volume on J. Frank Dokii
by Sen. Ralph Yarborough.
“They were close friends,'
White pointed out.
Not all of White’s stock ir
comprised of books. He has a col
lection of letters, among themi
pencil-written epistle from F. P,
Lubbock, governor of Texas din
ing the Civil War. Written it
1903, the letter tells about kii
capture and 18 months imprison
ment after the war. It’s said to
be a bargain at $50.
The books vary widely in bind
ing, shape and condition, butwu
of the most unique is “Bob Cm
by. World’s Champion Cowboy,'
bound appropriately in blue dec
Eventually, the energetic Whiti
wants to become a stock broke:
but he will maintain close tab
on the rare book market.
“I’ll keep dealing in books *!
a hobby,” he emphasized, “an:
I hope to branch out into publist
ing. I’ve edited some materii
but I know my talent is not i
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