The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, August 29, 1968, Image 5

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armRoadProgram Plans Announced The Texas Highway Commis- ion has announced plans for de- elopment of the 1968 Texas f arm to Market Road Program. District Engineer, Joe G. Han- iver of the Texas Highway De partment, Bryan, said the esti mated cost of the work for Dis- trict 17 is $824,100.00. The work is part of 826 miles of Farm to Market road develop ment included in the program. The 1968 Farm to Market Road Program includes the addition of 545 new miles, bringing the desig nated mileage of the Texas FM- itM system to almost 39.5 thous and miles. The Texas Farm to Market Road system is one of the most highly developed networks of rural highway facilities in the nation, exceeding the total mile age of the entire highway sys tems of most other states. The program includes advance stage construction on some roads already begun in addition to new mileage. Total cost of the work is $23.8 million. Included in the program are construction projects in 142 Texas counties. It covers advance stage construction on Duke Liberal Curriculum Stirs Educators’ Interest some roads already begun as well as new routes. Of the new mileage 377 miles or 69% are school bus routes and 344 miles or 62% are rural mail routes. i Each day during the school year, almost half a million Texas youngsters are transported to school and back home by an esti mated 8,000 school buses. Trips to school and back daily amount to more than half a million miles of travel, much of it over FM roads. Rural mail carriers drive an estimated 50 thousand miles a day over the FM-RM system. Impetus for the modern Farm to Market system was afforded by legislation passed in 1949 to “get the farmer out of the mud” — to enable farmers and ranchers to get their produce and livestock to market and to provide ade quate, safe highways for school buses and mail routes. In recent years, many FM and RM routes have taken on addi tional roles, providing access to recreational areas, daily trips be tween urban homes and rural farms or suburban homes and urban employment. THE Thursday, August 29, 1968 BATTALION College Station, Texas Page 5 McIntyre And Northcliffe Named Visiting Physicists Drs. John A. McIntyre and Lee C. Northcliffe of Texas A&M have been named visiting physi cists in a nation-wide lecture pro gram for the 1968-69 school year. Lectures at various campuses under auspices of the American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Institute of Physics are part of a broad pro gram to stimulate interest in physics. The program, in its 12th year, is supported by the National Sci ence Foundation. McIntyre, associate director for research, Cyclotron Institute, and Northcliffe, institute physicist, have served as visiting lecturers previously. They will lecture, meet with students and consult faculty members about courses and ap paratus. An A&M physics professor since 1963, Dr. McIntyre studied at Washington and Princeton, re ceiving his Ph.D. in 1950. The distinguished professor taught and conducted research at Stan ford and Yale. Dr. Northcliffe joined the fac ulty in 1965. The associate pro fessor of physics acquired degrees at Wisconsin, with the Ph.D. con ferred in 1957. Since 1960, he has been a member of the Na tional Academy of Science’s Na tional Research Council subcom mittee on penetration of charged particles in matter. The world’s first passive com munications satellite — Echo I — has circled the earth more than 35,600 times since it was hurled aloft in August 1960. The battered plastic globe is expected to tum ble out of orbit sometime in 1968. ISRAELI VISITOR Uri M. Peiper, senior research engineer with the Institute for Engineering and Produc tivity in Agriculture in Israel, learns about Texas peanut production during his visit here this week. Malcolm Thomas of the A&M Biochemistry and Biophysics department shows Peiper samples of treated peanuts. For all your insurance needs See U. M. Alexander, Jr. ’40 221 S. Main, Bryan 823-3616 State Farm Insurance Companies - Home Offices Bloomington, 111. An extremely liberalized cur riculum concept planned at Duke University has stirred interest in educational circles. Varied opinions expressed by leading educators here range across the spectrum. Protagonists are largely found in disciplines approximating the areas in which Duke officials plan to divide the curriculum. Adherents are among younger [acuity members. Opposition to the bold concept is voiced primarily by the sea soned, experienced professor. The Durham, N. C., institution curriculum to be installed in 1969 fives the student voice in design of his study program. DUKE’S ATTEMPT to “tailor a university education to the in dividual” will do away with re quired courses, semester hours progress measurement and earlier course loads. Three broad areas of study will be humanities, social sciences and sciences. One program for the average student requires 32 courses for a degree, of which 26 will represent the major. Eighteen of the 26 will be chosen by the student with department approval. Program II, in which 10 per cent will qualify, will allow the student to plan his curriculum free of requirements with help of faculty in the selected area. “A&M GRADUATE student in urban and regional planning have been operating under a similar situation since 1965,” notes Joseph J. McGraw, director of the School of Architecture department. “Thirty students have grad uated through this program,” he said, “and no two have had the same curriculum. It was struc tured by the student and depart ment to fit his need,s. The only admission requirement is to have a bachelor degree. Period.” Engineering Dean Fred J. Ben son said “engineering schools just can’t do this. We are limited by accreditation groups that recog nize the need of certain basic fundamental training.” “DO YOU want a doctor operat ing on you who only knows Beet hoven and Brahms?” he ejsked. Carter Elected New Editor For Journal Dr. Dilford C. Carter, assist ant professor of wildlife science at Texas A&M, has been elected an editor of the “Journal of Mammalogy,” official publication of the American Society of Mam- malogists. The A&M professor will edit the feature articles section of the quarterly publication. The publication totals 800 pages per year and is distributed to ASM members throughout the United States and in nearly 50 foreign countries. Carter, whose election was an nounced by the ASM board of Ag Course Set For Tarleton The Texas A&M Agricultural Education Department will con duct an off-campus resident graduate course during the com ing fall semester at Tarleton State College in Stephenville. Agricultural Education 601, “Advanced Methods in Agricul tural Education,” will be taught by Dr. O. M. Holt of A&M. Holt is a member of the graduate faculty. A meeting to register and or ganize the class has been set for 5 p.m. Sept. 10 in Tarleton’s Ag riculture Building. The course "ill be taught from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday nights for 12 sessions. Holt said the course is de signed to accommodate profes sional workers with the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, public school administrators and teachers, supervisors, counselors, professional workers with gov ernmental agencies and industry, and other interested individuals. directors, has had two articles published in the “Journal of Mammalogy.” He is the second A&M profes sor named to an ASM editorial position. Dr. William B. Davis, professor emeritus of wildlife science, was editor from 1940 to 1947. He later served as vice president and president and is currently trustee chairman for the 3,150-member organization. ASM, oldest of the world’s three societies of mammalogists, will hold its 1970 convention at Texas A&M. Its new president is Randolph L. Peterson, a 1941 A&M graduate who serves as di rector of the Royal Ontario Mu seum in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Carter has been a member of the A&M faculty since 1961. He received his Ph.D. here the following year. Five flags — those of France, Greart Britain, Spain, the Confed eracy and the United State,s — have flown over Mobile, Ala., sinct its founding in 1702. A&M Officer Gets Promotion Army officer Edmond S. Soly- mosy, assistant commandant at Texas A&M, has been promoted to major. Major Solymosy’s new rank was pinned on by his wife Ellen and Col. Jim H. McCoy, com mandant. A 1961 A&M graduate, Soly- mosy has been at the university a year and instructed advance military science in 1967-68. The artillery officer, 30, previ ously commanded a Nike Her cules air defense battery; in structed in the Army air defense school. Fort Bliss, and was . a howitzer battery commander and battalion operations officer in Vietnam. Major Solymosy wears the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Clus ter and Army Commendation medals, awarded for combat val or, and the Air Medal. He and his wife, of 1105 Fran cis Drive, College Station, have two sons. Dr. Paul Hensarling, Education Department head, indicated learn ing requires interaction and de cision-making by the student and teacher. “What we are prone to do in education is to go to the far ex tremes,” Hensarling added. “Ex tent of the extremes must be narrowed to conserve the students’ and professors’ time.” College of Sciences Dean Hor ace R. Byers, with 40 years teach ing experience, said the same thing occurred in the 1920’s. “It led to ridiculous situations in which a student worked half a day and went to class when it could be fit into the schedule. Universities eventually said ‘This is wrong’ and went the other way,” he described. TEACHING IS experimenta tion, he pointed out, and such pro grams will be watched with in terest. Dr. Lee J. Martin, English head, and Dr. Manuel M. Davenport of the Philosophy and Humanities Department observed that stu dents in Liberal arts are getting a great many more course choices than in the past. “Even in mathematics, most universities are becoming more liberal in that exact coursework for each semester is not spec ified,” Martin commented. “The disadvantage in liberal arts is that a student might specialize too much in one area where he -should liberalize more.” “Liberalization is the general trend now. It will become more and more evident in liberal arts. Engineering and sciences will probably never come to it,” he continued. BOTH DAVENPORT, also a de partment head, and Martin agreed that Duke’s approach is very ex treme and not likely to be adopted on a widespread basis in the near future. Davenport said the primary dis advantage, at first, will be em ployers’ unwillingness to hire col lege graduates without traditional transcripts. “Knowledge is increasing so fast, the only way a university can keep up with students is to become flexible,” he went on. “This is true not only in ( science but in politics and philosophy, where we have the new morality, or situation ethics.” The philosophy progessor noted an advantage of Duke’s concept. With 18 free electives, a student who takes his eight major courses and decides to change majors can switch and complete his new ma jor in four years. McGraw and Davenport agreed on another point. “Students want to participate in their own lives more fully,” they said. “Education is a vital part of that life.” Ag Takes Command Of Viet Battalion Army Lt. Col. Bernard W. Bruns, a 1953 Texas A&M grad uate, has taken command of the 212th Combat Support Aviation Battalion in Vietnam. The officer from Kerrville stud ied agricultural engineering at A&M and received a master’s de gree at Iowa State College. Colo nel Bruns was commissioned at A&M. The Church..For a Fuller Life..For You.. Frightened, its wing broken, the bird was clinging to a rail when Tod found it. He brought it home, and “Racky” became its name. Days passed and the bird mended quickly. “Racky’s getting well,” the six-year old in formed me one day. “Will he fly away?” I nodded. “But I want him to stay here! I’ll feed him, and let him sleep in his box-house, and take care of him—an’ everything !” “But he might want to be with his friends,” I said. There was silence as the boy pondered the idea. “All right,” he finally said. “I’ll let him go. But I bet he’d be happier here with me!” We, too, would be happier if we knew where we belong in the complex pattern of life. God helps us discover ourselves and our place in His universe through His Church. The child didn’t know any better. ,Do you? Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Psalms Psalms Psalms Proverbs Isaiah Amos Matthew 11:1-7 104:14-26 124:1-8 27:1-8 40:25-31 3:1-8 8:18-27 <02? + <si2? + <3±2? t <222? t <Si2? t <Tt77 t <5i2? + <5i2? t <322? + <212? t <3i2? t <3i2? CALENDAR OF CHURCH SERVICES ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL 906 Jersey Street, So. Side of Campus Rector: William R. Oxley Asst.—Rev. Wesley Seeliger 8:00 A.M. & 9:15 A.M. Sunday Services A&M CHURCH OF CHRIST 8:00 & 10:00 A.M. Worship 9 :00 A.M.—Bible Study 5:15 P.M.—Young People’s Class 6 :00 P.M.—Worship 7 :15 P.M.—Aggie Class 9:30 A.M.—Tues. - Ladies Bible Class 7 :15 P.M.—Wednesday - Bible Study UNIVERSITY LUTHERAN (Missouri Synod) 8 :45 A.M.—Morning Worship 10:00 A.M.—Bible Class UNITARIAN FELLOWSHIP 305 Old Highway 6, South No Meetings Until Late September A&M PRESBYTERIAN 7-9 A.M.—Sun. Breakfast - Stu. Ctr. Chu CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Sunday School 9:45 A.M. 10:45 A.M.- 6:30 P.M.—Youn 7:00 P.M Morning Worship Young People’s Ser Preaching Service ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC Sunday Masses—7 :30, 9 :00 and 11 :00 FAITH CHURCH UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY Rm. 9 :30 A.M.—Sunday School 11:00 A.M.—Sunday Service 11:00 A.M.-2 P.M.—Tues. Reading F 7:00-8:00 P.M.—Wed., Reading Room 8 :00 P.M.—Wed. Evening Worship FIRST BAPTIST 9 :30 AM—Sunday School 9 :15 A.M.—Sunday 10:30 A.M.—Morning Worship 7 :30 P.M.—Evening Service 9 :3U AM—Sunday School 10:45 AM Morning Worship 6:10 PM—Training Union 7 :20 PM—Eveni 6:30 PM- lon Worshij: ractice .—Evening 'M—Choir Practice & meetings (Wednesday) ’.M.—Midweek Service Services (Wed.) SECOND BAPTIST 710 Eisenhower 9:45 A.M.—Sunday School 11:00 A.M.—Church Service 6:30 P.M.- r "-~ ; 7:30 P.M.- service Training Union hurch Service OUR SAVIOUR’S LUTHERAN 8:30 & 10:45 A.M.—The Church at Worship 9 :30 A.M.—Bible Classes For All Holy Communion—1st Sun. Ea. Mo. lurch School -Morning Worshir 9:45 A.M.- 11:00 A.M.—Morning Worship 6:00 P.M.—Sun. Single Stu. Fellowship 7 :15 P.M.—Wed. Student Fellowship 6 :45 A.M.—Fri. Communion Service Wesley Foundation CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH 3205 Lakeview 9:45 A.M.- 10:45 A.M.- 6 :00 P.M.—Youth Hour 7 :00 P.M.—Evening Worship -Bible School -Morning Worship Ho COLLEGE HEIGHTS ASSEMBLY OF GOD 9 :45 A.M.—Sunday School 11 :00 A.M.—Morning Worship 6 :30 P.M.—Young People’s Service 7 :30 P.M.—Evening Worship A&M METHODIST 8 :30 A.M.—Morning Worship 9 :45 A.M.—Sunday School 10 :55 A.M.—Morning Worship 5 :30 P.M.—Campus & Career Class 5 :30 & 6 :00 P.M.—MYF Meetings CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 26th East and Coulter, Bryan 8:30 A.M.—Priesthood meeting 10:00 A.M.—Sunday School 5 :00 P.M.—Sacrament Meeting FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH Homestead & Ennis 9 :45 A.M.—Sunday School 10:50 A.M.—Morning Worship 5:30 P.M.—Young People GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH 2505 S. College Ave., Bryan An Independent Bible Church 9:15 A.M.—Sunday School 11 :00 A.M.—Morning Worship 7 :30 P.M.-—Evening Worship * ^lunera d ^Jlo BRYAN, TEXAS 502 West 26th St. PHONE TA 2-1572 Campus and Circle Theatres College Station College Station’s Own Banking Service University National Bank NORTH GATE Sure Sign of Flavor Sure Sign of Flavor SANITARY Farm Dairies Central Texas Hardware Co. BRYAN • HARDWARE • CHINA WARE • CRYSTAL • GIFTS ICE CREAM AND MILK The Exchange Store ‘Serving Texas Aggies’ BB&L BRYAN BUILDING & LOAN ASSOCIATION