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These fifty beauties, from every state in the union, have will be crowned after week-long competition. (AP Wire-
their eyes set on the coveted Miss America crown, in the photo)
annual contest at Atlantic City, New Jersey. The winner
Board Backs Amendments |
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On Investment, Retirement!
NFU Leader
To Speak At
Luncheon Here
Texas Constitutional Amend
ments No. 3 and 9 have received
the formal support of the Texas
A&M University System Board
of Directors.
Passage of Amendment No. 3
would permit broadening of the
investments of the University
Permanent Fund, in which The
Texas A&M University System
and The University of Texas Sys
tem share.
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-
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
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
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.
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
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 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
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
“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.
Bryan Building & Loan
Association, Your Sav
ings Center, since 1919.
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
Melcher said he expects ap
proximately 140 new interna
tional students this fall, a rec
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
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
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
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
Friends here learned this week
that the award went to Army
Warrant Officer Frank O. Riggs
in ceremonies near Quang Tri,
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
After overnighting in Fort
Worth, the group will visit the
Texas Experimental Ranch at
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
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
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
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
Rudder pointed out the board
made a similar tour of South and
East Texas facilities earlier this
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
Davis is an engineering gradu
ate of the University of Sydney.
He received his doctorate from
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.
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
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
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)