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Page 2 College Station, Texas Thursday, August 29, 1968
in John Me Carroll
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So that there will be no misunderstanding - about the
Navy To Reduce
The Revenue and Expenditure
Control Act of 1968, signed into
law on June 28, required the
President to reduce Federal ex
penditures in Fiscal Year 1969.
In order to meet the limitations
enacted' by the Congress, the
Navy will reduce classes at its
Officer Candidate School, accord
ing to Lcdr. A. I. Nadler, Com
manding Officer of the Houston
Recruiting District, which encom
passes all of Southern Texas and
part of Central Texas. He said the
reduction will affect some per
sons already assigned to Sep
tember, October and November
“I want to emphasize,” Lcdr.
Nadler stressed, “that this does
not mean any candidate already
selected will be dropped, but may
delay the reporting date of some
of these candidates.”
All selectees are being contact
ed and asked to voluntarily re
quest reassignment to a later
“WE HOPE,” Nadler added,
this procedure will take care of
the greater percentage of the
reductions, and keep involuntary
assignments to later classes to a
minimum.” Those candidates re
assigned to later classes will be
notified as soon as possible.
The larger number of appli
cants and reassignments of can
didates has caused some delay in
application processing. “Faced
with these circumstances,” Nadler
said, “we expect Officer Candi
date School quotas to be reduced;
nonetheless, all interested college
graduates who desire to apply
will be considered in competition
with all other applicants.”
The school, located at the U. S.
Naval Station, Newport, R. I.,
turns out a class every month
except December. In the last 12
months it has graduated 4,279
Naval reserve officers. The ma
jority of its graduates become
“unrestricted line” officers. The
term “line officer” traces back
to the earliest days of the Ameri
can Navy when fighting ships
were designated as “ships of the
line of battle.” This was shorten
ed to “ships of the line” and
the officers were “officers of the
line.” In time, they became “line
Candidates for the Navy Sup
ply Corps and Civil Engineer
Corps also attend the school.
A dissertation by Dr. R. E.
Martin, assistant professor of
mechanical engineering at Texas
A&M tlniversity, has been pub
lished as a technical memoran
dum by the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration.
The work, “A Second-Approxi
mation Theory for Sandwich
Shells,” is based on findings of a
NASA-sponsored research project
of which Dr. Thomas J. Kozik is
“Sandwich” construction is fre
quently used in the aerospace in
dustry due to requirements of
high strength and low weight.
The conventional sandwich shell
consists of two thin layers of
high strength material separated
by a thicker layer of weaker but
much lighter material.
Martin’s paper presents equa
tions based on second approxima
tion shell theory to describe the
behavior of sandwich shells. The
theory presented accounts for
several effects not considered in
some of the field’s previous
Martin joined the Texas A&M
faculty in 1967. He received
engineering degrees from the uni
versities of Mississippi and Hous
ton and earned his doctorate at
906 Jersey St.
South Side of Campus
8:00 a.m. — 9:15 a.m.
The Rev. W. R. Oxley (49)
The Rev. M. W. Selliger (62)
Gets Purple Heart
Army Maj. Milton R. Roberts
of Dallas, a 1958 Texas A&M
graduate, has been awarded the
Purple Heart for injuries re
ceived in action in Vietnam early
Roberts is a patient at Brooke
Army Medical Center, Fort Sam
Houston. He wears the Bronze
Star medal, 12 awards of the
Air Medal, Commendation Medal
and Vietnamese Gallantry Cross.
He studied, civil engineerng,
was a cadet first lieutenant and
executive officer of “A” Chemi
cal in the corps. The Distin
guished Student marched with
the Ross Volunteers and Fresh
man Drill Team.
to this office
It was a col-
gullibility of this writer let’s clear the air
The following information was mailed
from a school in the Southwest Conference,
lection of “little know facts concerning the —
team.” Appropriately enough it was entitled “mini-facts.”
I know, and you know, that it was mailed out just to
get sportswriters and sportcasters to plug the team, but
considering the way it is to be handled here it might be
best if the team was left anonymous.
By a thorough evaluation of all of these “mini-facts”
the average player for this unnamed team should stand
between 5-7 and 6-5, he should wear shoes between size
This player should have an appealing, emotion-provok
ing name such as Huckleberry Finn or Holden Caulfield. He
should love apple pie, “Mom’s homemade bread” and lasagna.
Huck should come from a small town in Texas where
at least one movie starring Paul Newman had been filmed.
During the summer months the ideal — player
should work as either an actor of a beef hanger. He should
be a rabid comic book collector and enjoy body surfing.
Perhaps the most important thing about this player
is that he should have had his birthday on the same day
A&M played last year. He should have broken
his leg during the game and watched A&M beat his team.
All of these little known facts about ’s foot
ball team are listed in this “teaser” and if they ever fell
into the wrong hands could be dangerously used for black
mail rather than free publicity.
Not All Water
Pure As A Pearl
‘Now that it’s over, who did they nominate?”
Jensen To Begin
High School Tour
A Texas A&M lecturer who will
describe atomic energy, its uses
and the university’s programs be
gins a tour of 73 state high
schools Sept. 9 in El Paso.
Donald V. Jensen, manager of
a “This Atomic World” demon
stration lecture program, will
cover a 160-mile wide strip of
Texas from El Paso almost to
Houston before Christmas.
A&M cooperates in the pro
gram with Oak Ridge Associated
Universities and the Atomic
Energy Commission, which de
signed the 40-minute program.
In the animated lecture, Jensen
describes structure of atoms, ra
diation, reactors and fusion in
student terms. Special equipment
shows radiation sources, how nu
clear energy is harnessed for
electrical power, diagnosis and
treatment of diseases and life
process studies using radioiso
He goes into more detail in
talks before science classes and
describes A&M programs in nu
clear engineering, science and
engineering. The TAW lecturer is
frequently asked to speak to civic
organizations and A&M clubs.
Jensen will return this week
from Oak Ridge, Tenn., where
he has been preparing the lecture
presentation under ORAU super
vision. He will tour the program
through almost 200 Texas high
schools during the 1968-69 school
Last fall and spring, he con
ducted the lecture in Panhandle
and North Central Texas schools.
In 1966-67, Charles C. McLemore
was exhibits manager for a tour
of South and East Texas. He now
works in the registrar’s office.
A survey last fall indicated
the popular program has influ
enced A&M enrollment. “This
Atomic World” has also appeared
on campus and in local schools.
Any thoroughly indoctrinated
fan of television commercials is
aware that certain spring-fed
rivers determinedly grope their
way over purifying rapids and
underground through a natural
filtration system enroute to a
San Antonio bottling establish
Unfortunately, this picture does
not describe all of our nation’s
streams, points out Dr. Wilbur
L. Meier, Jr., associate professor
of Industrial Engineering at
Meier is principal investigator
of a water quality management
research project of the Water
Resources Institute funded by the
U. S. Department of the Interior.
“Pollution of the environment
is one of the important problems
of our time,” Meier said. “It
usually results from man’s pro
duction and use of energy, how
ever, so it can be described as
the undesirable effects of tech
Water quality management is
the goal of water pollution con
trol, Meier noted. Such manage
ment would insure usable water
for successive users along the
Governmental agencies have
sought in various ways to solve
the problem by imposing and
implementing certain treatment
standards on waste dischargers,
Some of the common methods
are the effluent standard, which
requires all dischargers to pro
vide equal treatment, the stream
standard, which requires keeping
the stream at a certain quality,
and flow augmentation, in which
waste flows are diluted from
other water sources.
Meier sees a growing need for
methods for water quality man
agement as a competing use for
water. The Texas T&M research
involves formulation of a multi
stage model of a system, includ
ing both reservoirs and waste
treatment plants. Techniques are
also being developed for manag
ing apportionment of costs among
the waste dischargers.
Estimated expenditures of $29
billion nationally and $340 million
in Texas during the next five
years are quoted by Meier to
indicate the importance of man
aging water quality.
“Considering these large pro
posed expenditures, it is impera
tive that optimum problem solu
tions be found,” he concluded.
The Texas A&M researcher
also acts as technical adviser for
the Texas Water Development
Board, which is analyzing the
state’s overall water problems
from a system concept. The board
is preparing a report outlining
long-range water probelms and
proposing a coordinated frame
work plan of project development.
Meier’s work as consultant in
volves developing mathematical
and computational techniques for
managing a complex system of
reservoirs, pumping plants, pipe
lines, canals and other facilities
as an integrated whole.
Meier received his doctorate
from the University of Texas
and joined Texas A&M in 1967.
He serves as regional corres
pondent for the Health Applica
tions Section of the Operations
Research Society of America.
Doctoral candidates D. S. Mil
ler and Nawaz Sharif also are
participating in the Texas A&M
There are some Aggies Vit;
think that telling Aggie joko
is good publicity for A&M.
We have an eight-year-olj
neighbor boy who received
Aggie T-shirt from his Aggj (
uncle but refuses to wear it i*.
cause of all the Aggie jokes lj
Let’s take more pride in
and refrain from telling Ag^
jokes and have pity on the poo
jealous souls who keep tellit|
Mrs. O. L. Oliver, Jr,
Wife of an Ex-Aggie
Georgia, not California, toudiej
off the first United States golj
rush in 1828, the National Goto
graphic Society says.
The Amazon pours 64 bilL
gallons of water into the ^
The first fan probably was a
leafy branch waved by some pre
historic man to fan his fire or
whisk flies from food.
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STATIONERY — SCHOOL
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Academic Year Institute par
ticipants from 17 states and India
checked in Monday at Texas A&M
for the 1968-69 school year.
The two weeks before fall se
mester registration will be util
ized by the 30 junior high science
teachers for orientation, counsel
ing, testing and selected tours,
noted C. M. Loyd, A&M coordi
nator of National Science Foun
NSF-supported study through
the institute can lead to a mas
ter’s degree in education or cer
tification in a specific teaching
The AYI participants will at
tend a four-hour mathematics
class daily during the two weeks
under Prof. Roger V. McGee.
A Monday orientation and walk
through campus tour will pre
cede the first class.
They will register with the
i-egular student body Sept. 13-14
and start fall semester classes
AYI will add about 100 to the
university community this year,
Loyd said. Majority of the teach
ers are married and will reside
in university housing.
Among 50 children are 31
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