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College Station, Texas Tuesday, September 22, 1970
Dr. Rebello elected
cricket club captain
Dr. John L. Rebello has been
elected captain of the A&M
cricket club which has opened
practice for the coming season.
The team will play matches
this year with the Houston
cricket club and has been invited
for a match in New Orleans.
Rebello is a post-doctoral fel
low in biochemistry. The club
vice-captain is B. Shankarappa
and A. S. Ramamohan was elect
ed treasurer. Both are graduate
Prof. John F. Griffiths will
continue as president and faculty
sponsor of the club which meets
at 3 p.m. Saturdays on the Me
morial Student Center drill field
for weekly practice.
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to see gardens
Many, La., is the destination
of the Floriculture and Land
scape Horticulture Society of
A&M on Oct. 24.
Perry R. Ragsdale, president,
said the society will be making
the trip to view Hodges Gardens
in lieu of the regular October
for this fall
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A&M’s Firemen Training
School will conduct a two-day
special industrial fire-fighting
school Tuesday and Wednesday
for employes of the E. I. du Pont
de Nemours and Co. Sabine Riv
er Works at Orange.
Chief Instructor Henry D.
Smith said the training will in
clude nine fire control projects.
The du Pont workers include
process operators, supervisors
and safety personnel who will be
assigned to the company’s ADN
Plant, Smith said.
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3,072 degrees awarded
945 on graduate level
Texas A&M has awarded this
year a record 3,072 degrees, in
cluding 945 on the graduate level.
Registrar Robert A. Lacey said
the 1970 total, just compiled fol
lowing certification of degrees
earned during the summer ses-
High school students from all
areas of Texas have been invited
to make plans to participate in
the activities of A&M’s Agricul
tural and Engineering Career
Day October 10.
Exhibits designed to present
information concerning careers
and study programs in the vari
ous fields of agriculture and en
gineering will be open to stu
dents, teachers, parents and the
public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in
De Ware Field House, commit
tee chairmen Agricultural Asso
ciate Dean R. C. Potts and Engi
neering Assistant Dean J. G. Mc
Guire have announced.
Faculty and student represent
atives will be available to talk
with the students, answer ques
tions, and distribute printed ma
terials about careers within each
discipline. Twenty-seven exhib
its are planned. The Cooperative
Education program, in which stu
dents alternate periods of uni
versity attendance and employ
ment in industry, will be ex
plained, McGuire said.
County agents and advisers in
high school vocational agricul
ture departments are asked to
encourage attendance of inter
ested students, and chapters of
the Junior Engineering Techni
cal Society are invited to make
field trips to A&M for the pro
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Radiation treatment makes
sewage water reuseable
sion, represents an increase of
443 over the previous year.
This marks the first time
Texas A&M has awarded more
than 3,000 degrees in one year,
Baccalaureate degrees total 2,-
127, up 394 from last year.
The university has conferred
340 doctoral degrees this year,
compared to 313 in 1969. In
cluded in the 1970 total are 125
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Master’s degrees total 605 com
pared to 583 last year.
FISHEATING CREEK, Fla.
OP) — Dr. David D. Woodbridge
lifted a glass of water to his lips
and drank it dry. Hours earlier
the water had been raw sewage
from this south Florida camp
“It’s clean and it’s good,” he
The sewage had been trans
formed into pure, odorless water
— like slightly warm distilled
water — by gamma radiation at
the first commercial nuclear sew
age disposal plant built in the
United States, perhaps the world.
The $87,000 plant essentially
treats sewage in the usual way
until, just before final filtering,
the effluent is bombarded with
rays from radioactive cobalt-60.
The process is flexible. Water
can be treated to such pureness
it can be drunk, or it can receive
lesser treatment for use in irri
Irradiation with cobalt does
more than rid the sewage of dis
ease-causing viruses and bacteria.
It also breaks up deadly pesti
cides and reduces by up to one
third the quantity of phosphates
and other nutrients in the water.
The plant has been in commer
cial operation for more than six
months, treating sewage from
trailers, bath houses, toilets and
laundry machines at the Fisheat
ing Creek campground west of
Some 10,000 gallons are treat
ed daily, with as much as 22,000
gallons on peak weekend days.
The plant is the brainchild of
Woodbridge and his colleagues at
Florida Institute of Technology
— FIT — in Melbourne, Fla.
Woodbridge heads the physics
department and is research direc
tor. He founded FIT’s Univer
sity Center for Pollution Re
search in 1968.
William R. Garrett, a Wood-
bridge assistant who supervised
construction, explained that wa
ter from campground sources
feeds through pipes into a wet
well where paper and other solid
objects are trapped and either
screened out or broken down so
they can enter the system.
The sewage flows from there
into an air-bubbling aeration fa
cility common to most sewage
disposal plants. Then its goes
into the radiation chamber where
it is sterilized by gamma rays.
The water does not directly con
tact the cobalt-60 but circulates
around a core containing the ra
The water then moves into a
dilution tank where ash created
by oxidation of waste is removei
From there it goes into a pri
mary vacuum filter, a polishing
carbon filter and finally empties
through a pipe into a nearby
There is no radioactive ma
terial in the outflowing water,: 1
and it is perfectly safe to tbe
surrounding area, Garrett said,
Allowing for evaporation,
Woodbridge said a municipalil
could save 80 per cent of its wa-1
ter by recycling it any number
of times through an irradiator,
He claimed the system removi
90 per cent of detergents; 99.85
per cent of all bacteria; reduces
by up to 33 per cent the phos
phates and other nutrients, and
is lethal to viruses causing such
diseases as influenza and polio-
He noted that water put
through conventional plants, will
chlorine added, will stunt vegeta
tion. The irradiated water is so
pure that not one weed has been
affected at Fisheating Creek, he
Pilots of light aircraft seek
jumbo jet flight restrictions
WASHINGTON <A>> — Owners
and pilots of light aircraft are
campaigning to restrict flights of
new jumbo jets which, govern
ment tests show, create tornado
like winds that can spin smaller
planes out of control.
Tests being completed by the
Federal Aviation Administration
showed the winds swirl off wing-
tips of the 747 and C5A at speeds
up to 90 miles an hour and can
trail behind the planes for miles.
The FAA has ordered a five-
mile separation at all times be
tween the giant jets and planes
weighing less than 300,000
pounds. It also is conducting an
educational program to alert
pilots of lighter aircraft to the
hazards of the winds—called wake
turbulence or wingtip vortices.
The Airplane Owners and Pilots
Association, which represents
fliers of the 139,000 aircraft in
the general aviation field, objects
to this approach.
“The jumbo jets must be rigid
ly confined, rigidly regulated so
everyone knows where they are,”
says Max Karant, vice president
of the AOPA. “They are the dead
liest kind of aircraft to encounter
in the air. They constitute a clear
and present danger.”
Although all planes cause wing-
tip vortices to some degree, FAA
officials say the extent of turbu
lence from the 747 passenger
plane and C5A cargo plane was
Flight tests showed that light
aircraft which penetrate the vor
tices within three miles of the
jumbo jets can be forced into a
sudden roll of 75 degrees.
“If they fly into it just right
they could go into a spin and lose
control of the aircraft,’’ said
Robert Martin, FAA’s chief of
regulation and procedures. “The
vortices are just like little tor
A&M gets grant
from Phillips Co.
Phillips Petroleum Co. has
awarded a $3,000 grant to A&M.
J. P. Jones of Bartlesville,
Okla., director of Phillips’ Re
cruitment and Placement Divi
sion, formally presented the
funds to Acting President A. R.
Luedecke during campus cere
The award was made through
Phillips’ Professional Develop
ment Fund. Jones said the fund
was established in 1966 to sup
port professional growth and de
velopment of students and fac
ulty in Engineering, the physical
sciences, business administration
and related fields of critical im
portance to the petroleum and
Jones said individual grants
will be administered by deans
and department heads in the
areas of greatest need for student
and faculty awards, traveling ex
penses and fees for off-campus
professional societies meetings,
expenses for visiting speakers
and programs and purchase of
reference books and professional
University officials said the
Professional Development Fund
award is in addition to fellow
ships, scholarships and other
established financial support pro
grams provided by Phillips. The
firm’s other support totals more
than $9,000 this year.
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