The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 01, 1970, Image 8

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Pag-e 2 College Station, Texas Tuesday, September 1, 1970 • - ■■■• . .. -• !'.V••• - " :• -• THE BATTALION Water, sewage facilities undergo construction New sewage line and treatment plant—will replace this sewage treatment plant located near Easterwood Airfield. The new facilities will nearly double the present treatment capabilities. Major construction projects in three different areas are under way to expand and improve the existing university facilities wa ter treatment, according to As sistant Director of Maintenance and Utilities William E. Holland, Jr. Construction is in process on a new sewage line and treatment plant and for a gas turbine gen erator. Contracts will be let and construction expected to be start ed this month on a 24 inch water line to supplement the existing 18 inch line. Holland said the new sewage line is being built along with a new sewage treatment plant since the present one is not sufficient for the university’s needs. The 15-inch sewage line will run from the College View Apart ment area to a new booster plant which will replace two existing booster plants, Holland said. The booster plant is necessary, Holland explained, due to a ridge which runs through the campus from the Physical Plants offices, to the Academic Building, and through Duncan Dining Hall. After the waste is pumped over the ridge it will flow the remain der of the way by gravitational pull. The present sewage plant sup posedly has a capacity of treat ing 750,000 gallons of waste a day, but is treating 1,090,000 gal lons a day. When the new plant is built, which will treat two mil lion gallons of waste a day, the present one will no longer be operated, Holland said. The sewage line and treatment plant is due to be completed in another year. The new gas turbine generator will be placed on the north side of the building which houses the present generators and water chillers, and will have a capacity of 15,000 kilowatts. The generator will be put in along with a 175,000 pound waste heat boiler and two 3,350 ton steam driven centrifugal chilling units. The chilling units, which pro duce chilled water for buildings on campus, will add to the eight 1,000 ton chiller units. The chiller units and the generator will dou ble the value of the plant to $14 million and will nearly double the electrical capacity. The new 24-inch water line will run from the Well Field Pump Station eight miles north west of the campus and another’ two million gallon ground storage tank will be built just north of the campus at the end of Fin- feather Road, Holland said. The new water line and tank is needed since 5.25 million gallons of water is used a day while the capacity of the 18-inch line is 4.84 million gallons a day. Holland said a two million-gal lon elevated water tank will be put in eventually across the tracks and will replace the 150,000 gallon tank standing in the center of campus. THERE ARE APARTMENTS AND THEN THERE IS TANGLEWOOD SOUTH For Those who Desire Quiet Luxury Living, Excellent Location and Congenial Atmosphere. $145. - $260. (Furnished, Slightly Higher) Incomparably Beautiful SHORT TERM SUMMER LEASE AGREEMENTS • Decorator Designed - 8 Decors corator Designed - 8 D< Fumished/Unfumished Fully Carpeted/Draped - Color Coordinated Appliances—Central A&H 1. 2, 3 BR Flat or Townhouse - 1, VA, 2, 21/3 baths School Bus Service overed Parking, Enclosed Assigned Patios, or Balconies Conveniently Located to TAMU, Shopping Center Three Spacious Recreat.on and Separate Adult/Family Areas Professional Landscaping Staffed Nursery - Fenced In Equipped Playground Are ree Spacious Recreat.on and Game Rooms, Two Delightful caping . P 7 ls . , • Two Laundry Areas Equipped Playground Area * Professionally Managed FOR LEASING INFORMATION CALL 846-2026 Dorothy Shipper Youngblood, Mgr. Dorothy Brown, Asst. Mgr. Directors award contracts Contracts total more than $9.3 million Contracts totaling $9.3 million were awarded at the board of di rectors’ most recent meeting. The board also sold a $5 million revenue bond issue to Halsey, Stuart & Co., Inc., and Associates of New York, low bidder, at an effective interest rate of 7.5030 percent. Largest contract was a $7,197,- 000 award to Houston-based Man hattan Construction Company of Texas to build a new low-density dormitory complex on campus. Revenue from the bond issue will help finance the project, designed to accommodate nearly 1,000 stu dents. W jiV- DAY SERVICE on laundni and dry cleaning at die LIWESI PRICES IN I0WN • Your clothes cleaned by professionals • Minor alterations and repairs free • Free summer storage • Special budget-stretcher sales 6 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS IN COLLEGE STATION ON THE CAMPUS OF TEXAS A&M: Ashbury Street (north of Sbisa Hall) Hospital (east of Dorm 14) MPC (east of Duncan Hall) ON THE WAY TO TEXAS A&M: North Gate 846-8616 East Gate 846-6836 College Main 846-5352 BILL WADE Laundry & Dry Cleaners One Day Service that Suits You to a Tee BILL WADE 68/PR ESI DENT Another large project included six contracts for improvement of water system facilities on cam pus. Contract winners were Pan handle Construction Co., Inc., Lubbock, $562,220; R. B. Butler Inc., Bryan, $388,838; R. B. Hodg son & Co., Inc., Dallas, $285,466; Gorbett Bros., Inc., Fort Worth, $41,669; Smith Pump Co., Waco, $32,865; and Delta Machine Co., Inc., Houston, $16,680. The Jarbet Co. of San Antonio was awarded a $357,041 contract for construction of new parking facilities for the northeast sec tion of the campus and pavement repair around the System Admin- istration building. Contracts totaling $256,149 were awarded for two construc tion projects at Prairie View. Rowe and Mayfield, Inc. of Hous ton received a $129,700 award to construct an eight-classroom building. Chappell Hill Construc tion Co. of Brenham won a $126,- 449 contract to build a new fire station and campus security of fice. Other contracts included $84,- 261, Commercial Kitchens Divi sion of Industrial Industries, Inc., Houston, portion of Kitchen and food-serving equipment for new dormitory; two awards totaling $49,898 to J. A. Callaway, Bryan, construction of portable animal shelter complex; $17,830, Mar- Cal, Inc., Bryan, replacement of windows at P. L. Downs Nata- torium. Also $17,826, Mabry, Inc., Bry an, fish tank temperature control system in Biological Sciences Building; $17,450, Sentry Con struction Co., Bryan, convert Dairy Breeding Center to Rumi nant Nutrition Laboratory; and $16,934, W. E. Kutzschbach Co., Bryan, outdoor lighting for vet erinary medicine complex. In other action, the board ap propriated $297,990 for projects here and Tarleton State College. A $122,000 appropriation was earmarked for hot water service to the southeast portion of the campus, where the new dormitory will be constructed. The board allocated $120,000 for detailed design of a new of fice and classroom building, $25,000 for detailed design for a new educational television build ing and $20,000 for landscaping in the central campus mall area. A $7,000 appropriation was ap proved for detailed design for electrical service for the proposed Oceanography and Meteorology Building. Tarleton State received a $2,990 appropriation for continued Ad ministration Building remodeling and $1,000 for a program of re quirements to utilize unfinished attic space in the Tarleton Stu dent Center. CUSTOM BOOT MAKERS BOOT & SHOE REPAIRING LEATHER GOODS Justin Boots Portage & Porto-Ped Shoes For Men WESTERN BOOTS Made-to-Order Makers of The Famous TEXAS AGGIE SENIOR BOOTS J4o(ick’s Soot Sk op A&M Since 1891 North Gate College Station Edwin H. Cooper Edwin Cooper named head of admissions Edwin H. Cooper, former as sistant to the university presi dent, returned to the university administrative staff as director of admissions. Academic Vice President Hor ace R. Byers announced Cooper will succeed Dr. Oscar Dorsey, who becomes dean of professional schools at Southwest Texas State in San Marcos. “We are extremely fortunate to have a man of Mr. Cooper’s background and experience join the staff,” said Dean Lloyd Heaton of Admissions and Rec ords in the Registrar’s Office. “He will be most effective as chief admissions officer to help attract quality students to the university by telling the A4M story.” A 1953 Aggie graduate, Cooper totaled 13 years of service with the university before leaving las! September to join an oil company as a partner in operations over this area. He had been director of civilian student activities after four years as assistant to the late President Earl Rudder. Cooper graduated from San Marcos High School in 1949 and then earned distinguished student honors here. He was awarded > bachelor’s degree in wildlife man agement and has completed most of the course work for a master's in the same field of study. Here- signed as sales manager for an agricultural firm in Jacksonville to join President Rudder’s staff Previously, he was an assistant county agent and wildlife consen- ation specialist with the Texas Agricultural Extension Service.' 1 Vice President says 14,900 due during fall Dr. Horace R. Byers, academic vice president, has told the Board of Directors to expect an enroll ment of 14,900 in the fall term. “This figure is inprecise — wouldn’t be surprised if we went below 14,000 or above 15,000'' Byers said. He added that the figure would be approximately 900 higher than last year’s en rollment. Byers said he anticipates ap proximately 3,180 (or 21.4 per cent of total enrollment) gradu ate students and about 1,350 (9 per cent of total enrollment) women. He added that approxi mately half of the women will be graduate students. “We anticipate the corps of cadets to maintain its present level,” Byers added. He emphasized that the Uni versity of Texas is already in trouble with the Coordinating Board, Texas Colleges and Uni versity System, because of its large enrollment. Byers pointed out that A&M is slightly above its projected enrollment. “This is one thing we should worry about—as time goes on. we’re going to have to level off," he said. Byers added enrollment will have to be held at 20,000 by 1980 in accordance with Coordi nating Board’s figures. He added A&M is limiting en rollment by applying a double standard for undergraduate stu dents—one for out-of-state stu dents and one for resident stu dents. “However, in graduate school, the name of the game is to not discourage non-resident graduate students because this builds up a college’s reputation on its ability to draw students from throughout the world,” Byers said. NATIONAL BANK "ON THE SIDE OF TEXAS A&M" HHi