The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 05, 1968, Image 1

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HEW Officials To Address Church Conference Here A Department of Health, Edu cation, and Welfare official will be the lead-off speaker for the 23rd annual Town and Country Church Conference here Oct. 10- 11. He is Dr. Edward W. Brice, confidential assistant secretary for education in HEW. His topic is “The Music by Which They Hirst To Lecture Graduate Students Dr. James M. Hirst of Harpen- den, Herts, England, will deliver a Graduate College lecture here Tuesday. Dr. Hirst, head of the Depart ment of Plant Pathology at the Rothamstead Experiment Station in England, will speak on “The Epidemiology of Airborne Dis eases.” His lecture is set for 4 p.m. in the Plant Sciences Build ing. A pioneer in epidemiology and aerobiology, Dr. Hirst is visiting in the United States as a lecturer during the 1968 Phytopathology meetings this week at Ohio State. March.” Reagan Brown, general chair man of the conference and Ex tension Service sociologist at A&M, said Brice is one of the nation’s most decorated U. S. civ il servants, with 18 awards. “His rich background of ex perience as college president, high embassy official, adult edu cator, and author of eight books gives him a unique insight into the problems and opportunities of today,” Brown said. The Extension sociologist said this year’s program, centering on the theme “Where Is the Ac tion?” will allow a maximum amount of time for group discus sions. More than 200 ministers and lay leaders from rural areas and smaller towns are expected to attend the non-denominational meetings, he said. The conference is sponsored by the Texas Agricultural Extension Service and the Texas Agricul tural Experiment Station, and is conducted by the A&M Depart ment of Agricultural Economics and Sociology. RUSSIAN ACROBATICS Russian soldiers applaud stunt performed by one of their corapatrios during a song and dance meeting in park in Prague, Czechoslovakia. (AP Wirephoto by cable from Vienna) Amendment No. 9 would permit the Texas Legislature to improve retirement benefits for members of the Teacher Retirement Sys tem of Texas. The board’s resolution endors ing a vote for Amendment No. 3 pointed out the cost of construct ing and equipping all buildings and other permanent improve ments for the various divisions of The Texas A&M University System must be financed from a share of the income of the Permanent Fund. Board members emphasized a policy of investing “more broadly in high grade securities would provide more adequate income to the Permanent Fund for these important public needs.” Turning to Amendment No. 9, the board members stated in the resolution that the present retire ment plan is inadequate for the needs of retired teachers and other employees. They observed that retirement benefits are an essential part of the compensation plan for at tracting and holding competent teachers and other employees, adding that a better plan would permit the state’s colleges and universities to compete more ef fectively in the employment of outstanding teachers, researchers, scientists and other employees. National Farmers Union Presi dent Tony T. Dechant will address a “shirt sleeve” luncheon spon sored by Brazos Valley Growers Association at the Ramada Inn here at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday. Basil Abate of Bremond, presi dent of the Brazos Valley Grow ers Assn., has extended an invi tation to directors and members to join Mr. Dechant for an in formal steak luncheon and visit with the national farm leader. Abate has announced that because some farmers are busy with cot ton harvest, they will be expected to “come from the fields dressed as they are.” Brazos Valley Growers Assn, is composed of members who farm and ranch in the Brazos River bottom from Marlin to Navasota. It is an affiliate of Texas Farm ers Union. Farmers from Falls, Robertson, Brazos, Milam and Burleson counties are expected at the luncheon affair. In extending the invitation to the luncheon, Abate said, “This is an important time for farmers to hear a great national farm leader who has done so much to improve cotton producers income in the Brazos River bottom.” Dechant is expected to talk about farm policy and future legislation involving cotton, grain sorghum and other crops produced in Cen tral Texas. Selected Engineering Students Meet For Four-Day Institute Improved engineering instruc tion in the Southwest is the ob jective of a four-day institute this week at Texas A&M. Forty selected participants from engineering schools in Tex as, Louisiana and New Mexico are attending the effective engi neering teaching institute spon sored by the education research and methods division of the American Society for Engineering Education and A&M. Dr. Roy Hann of A&M heads the Tuesday through Friday pro gram. “This Gulf-Southwest region institute is part of a national program by the engineering edu cation profession for upgrading the quality of teaching,” the civil engineering professor said. Conduct of the institute in volves Engineering Deans Fred J. Benson of A&M and John J. McKetta of Texas. Special speakers include Lester Harrell, associate director. Center for Research in Higher Educa tion, and H. Paul Kelly, testing center director, Texas; Ed Kray- bill, dean of undergraduate in struction, College of Engineering, Duke; and Larry P. Grayson, chairman of ASEE’s educational resources and methods division. BB&L Bryan Building & Loan Association, Your Sav ings Center, since 1919. —Adv. Assisting are engineering pro fessors of A&M and Texas and Norman Godwin of A&M’s Edu cational Television Department. Sessions are in the Ramada Inn and various engineering col lege facilities. Foreign Students To Be Briefed Foreign students enrolling here for the first time this fall begin a comprehensive orientation pro gram Friday, announced Robert L. Melcher, foreign student ad viser. Melcher said he expects ap proximately 140 new interna tional students this fall, a rec ord. He noted, however, that only 113 will be participating in the full orientation program. For eign students who have attended other U. S. schools, he explained, are not required to participate in the full briefing session. Orientation continues next week, with all new international students registering for classes at 12:45 p.m. Sept. 12. Melcher said the new students will be briefed on university poli cies and regulations, given tours of the Memorial Student Cent^-N Gushing Library and other cam pus facilities and meet with their respective deans and department heads. 343 Fish To Attend Annual YMCA Camp One of the largest groups of new students ever assembled for Fish Camp will depart Texas A&M Saturday for the Methodist Assembly Grounds, near Pales tine. The camp is sponsored by the YMCA here. J. Gordon Gay re ports 343 freshmen will attend the 15th annual gathering de signed “to acquaint new students with many things they will not learn as a general rule on cam pus.” Gay, YMCA secretary, pointed out this group is the second lar gest group to participate and is 90 more students than last year. Fish Camp, increasingly popu lar with new students each year, Aggie Copter Pilot Gets Air Medal For Viet Service A Texas Aggie has received the Air Medal for combat aerial support of ground operations in Vietnam. Friends here learned this week that the award went to Army Warrant Officer Frank O. Riggs in ceremonies near Quang Tri, Vietnam. A helicopter pilot in Battery A, Second Battalion of the First Air Cavalry Division’s 20th Artil lery, Riggs entered the Army in December, 1966. He completed basic training at Fort Polk, La., and was last stationed at Fort Rucker, Ala., before arriving overseas last April. The 24-year-old warrant of ficer graduated in 1961 from Starke Military School in Mont gomery, Ala., and then attended Texas A&M. Mrs. Riggs resided in Autauga- ville, Ala. Housing Sought Housing Officials here are seeking the assistance of local residents in providing rooms and apartments for students this fall. “In view of an expected record enrollment, the need for listing of apartments and per manent rooms is considerable,” noted Allen Madeley, A&M housing manager. Madeley requested that any one interested in listing such facilities call the Housing Of fice (845-4741) during regular office hours. is used to orient students on college life and A&M customs. Students find answers to such questions of “Why attend college” and “The value of study.” “Camp is that ‘little extra’ in gredient that gets these students started,” said Gay. “I consider it one of the outstanding events in the life of a freshman. Not The Texas A&M University System Board of Directors will visit seven system field stations in West Texas next week follow ing a business meeting at Tarle- ton State College in Stephenville. A&M President Earl Rudder, who will accompany board mem bers on the three-day trip, said the agenda includes stops at Fort Worth, Throckmorton, Spur, Lub bock, El Paso, Pecos and Sonora. Board members begin the West Texas tour with an 11 a.m. meet ing Monday at the Tarleton Stu dent Center and an afternoon tour of the Tarleton Experiment Sta tion and Poultry Disease Labora tory. After overnighting in Fort Worth, the group will visit the Texas Experimental Ranch at RecordEnrollment For Vet School Expected By Price Students enrolled in the pro fessional program of the College of Veterinary Medicine register for the fall trimester at 8 a.m. Saturday, announced Dean Alvin A. Price. Dean Price said he expects rec ord enrollment for the College of Veterinary Medicine, with 128 /Students signing for first-year classes, 128 for second year and 121 for third year. Registration will be held in the Veterinary Medicine Sciences Building. Veterinary medicine classes be gin at 8 a.m. Monday. Remainder of the A&M stu dents, including those majoring in pre-veterinary medicine, reg ister Sept. 11-13 and begin class es Sept. 16. The College of Veterinary Medicine is the university’s only division operating on the trimes ter basis. only does it offer contact with upperclassmen and faculty, but it serves as a basis for lasting friendships.” Gay proudly points to students —now serving in key campus roles—who received their start in Fish Camp. Students will travel by bus, returning Tuesday. Throckmorton and then proceed to the A&M Agricultural Re search Station at Spur, stopping enroute at the Pitchfork Ranch near Guthrie for lunch. Board members will arrive at Lubbock Tuesday afternoon in time for a field day at the A&M Agricultural Research and Ex tension Center. They also will visit the Plains Cotton Coopera tive Association and attend a reception and dinner hosted by Lubbock civic leaders. Wednesday morning the group will inspect A&M’s Agricultural Research Station at El Paso and conclude the trip with visits to the Pecos and Sonora Research Stations. Board members will utilize per sonal aircraft during the tour, Rudder noted. In addition to Rudder, univer sity officials accompanying the board include Agricultural Dean H. O. Kunkel, Associate Deans John E. Hutchison and L. S. Pope, and Robert G. Cherry, board sec retary. Rudder pointed out the board made a similar tour of South and East Texas facilities earlier this year. Australian Prof Guest Lecturer At Engi n eers Meeting Dr. De Vahl Davis, associate professor of mechanical engineer ing at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, was presented as guest lecturer Tuesday by the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Subject of the presentation was “Natural Convection in Cavities.” Analysis of the motion of a fluid in an enclosed or open cavity by a numerical solution of the equa tions of motion and energy was discussed. Several types of cavi ties were considered. Texas A&M is one of several universities where Davis is ex changing ideas with engineering educators during his visit in the United States. His itinerary also includes participation in several conferences. Davis is an engineering gradu ate of the University of Sydney. He received his doctorate from Cambridge. He was introduced by Dr. Charles F. Kettlebo rough, dis tinguished professor of mechani cal engineering here and formerly Chair of Mechanical Engineering professor at the university of New South Wales. University National Bank “On the side of Texas A&M. —Adv. Rotary To Help Belgian Student Here A Belgium foreign student in the United States to study agricultural techniques here has been given $1,560 from Rotary International to help finance his studies. Jean-Francois Ledent of Leuven, Belgium, working on his master’s degree, received the check from Bryan Rotary Club member John Hill, personnel insurance and safety director here. Hill also will serve as Ledent’s local university sponsor. Also present for the presentation held in the univer sity’s Administration Building were local Rotarians Henry Alsmeyer Sr., and J. W. Kornegay. Ledent, a Rotary Foundation Graduate Fellow, will use the funds for language training plus first year living and school expenses. He was initially sponsored by his home town Rotary Club in Soignies, Belgium. A graduate of Catholic University of Leuven, Ledent will continue studies in the soil and crop sciences depart ment with major emphasis on forage and pasture. Board Of Directors To Tour A&M System Field Stations FIGHTING WHILE SINKING As stem of this U. S. Navy landing craft goes under water, GI’s of U. S. 9th Infantry Divi sion fire back at Viet Cong force hiding nearby on canal bank in Mekong Delta. (U. S. Navy photo via AP Wirephoto)