The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 30, 1970, Image 1

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Vol. 66 No. 18
College Station, Texas
Wednesday, September 30, 1970
Thursday clear to partly cloudy.
Winds southerly 9-10 mph. High
84 degrees, low 59 degrees.
Friday partly cloudy. Winds
southerly 10-12 mph. High 86
degrees, low 64 degrees.
Ann Arbor, Michigan—Cloudy,
rain, southwesterly winds 15-20
mph. 64 degrees.
Computer expansion aids
students in 85 courses
Battalion Staff Writer
Students can now solve com
plex problems, which might other
wise take hours to complete, in
a matter of seconds.
The magic formula for these
shortcuts lie in the IBM 360/65
Computer housed in the Data
Processing Center (DPC).
Student use of computers is
not new at A&M, but it has been
greatly expanded this year by the
creation of the Remote Comput
ing Center (RCC) on the second
floor of the old library, according
to Robert Bower Jr., director of
the DPC.
The center is open to all stu
dents enrolled in a course utiliz
ing a computer, he said.
“More and more students are
enrolled in these courses,” Bower
said. “At least 85 courses use a
computer in class work and a par
ticularly large number of fresh
men and sophomores are using
our facilities.
even better by new legal rates at
“Our policy has always been
to give the students a fair shake
at getting at the computer,” he
said. “At some universities stu
dents get the last crack at the
He said the DPC formerly
sponsored a “Happy Hour” from
7 to 10 p.m. on weekdays to give
students a chance to run short
jobs and receive the results in a
short time.
“Happy hour was always very
hectic with a large number of
students converging on the DPC,”
he said. “We are now able to
offer a continuous happy hour
by providing essentially instan
taneous turnaround to core resi
dent WATFIV users. The longest
a student will have to wait for
an answer is three minutes.”
The DPC’s development of a
core resident WATFIV compiler
made this fast turnaround pos
sible, Bower said.
Ninety per cent of student
problems involve the use of the
computer language FORTRAN,
an acronym for formula trans
lator, he said. The University of
Waterloo developed an improved
version of FORTRAN known as
WATFIV. A&M also uses WAT
FIV in its computer.
Bower said the computer is
handling 2,200 jobs a day now
and is expected to handle 3,000
a day before the end of the se
mester. The computer processes
up to five jobs concurrently, one
with the core resident WATFIV
that is always available for stu
dent problems.
The RCC is connected to the
DPC by an underground cable,
he said. It is equipped with 18
key punch machines, a 1,000 card
per minute card reader and a
1,100 lines per minute printer.
An operator to load cards and
tear output is always on duty
and a computer science graduate
student maintains a help desk
6:30-10:30 p.m.
Undergraduate students must
use the RCC, Bower said, and
graduate students and faculty
members may use either the RCC
or DPC. The RCC is open week
days, 7:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday,
9 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m.-
7 p.m.
Board lets contracts
totaling $13.7 million
Construction contracts totaling
$13.7 million were awarded Tues
day by the Board of Directors.
Majority of the awards were
for new facilities at Prairie View
A&M College.
The board also sold revenue
bonds valued at $11.5 million to
finance the Prairie View proj
ects. First National Bank and
associates of Dallas purchased an
$11 million series at an effective
interest rate of 8.13893 percent.
The $50,000 issue was sold to
Bank of the Southwest, National
Association, of Houston at an
effective rate of 5.9568 percent.
Other board action included
appointment of a vice president
and three deans at Tarleton
State College as part of an aca
demic reorganization program
proposed by Dr. W. O. Trogdon,
the school’s president.
Dr. Joseph W. Autry was
named Tarleton’s first vice presi
dent in addition to continuing to
serve as dean of instruction. Drs.
Robert C. Fain, Leo C. Purvis
and Jesse L. Tackett were named
deans of new schools of Arts and
Sciences, Education and Agricul
ture and Business. All three men
currently serve as department
heads and will continue with joint
Acting A&M President A. R.
Luedeke was appointed a system
councilor for the Texas A&M Re
search Foundation, which admis-
ters a large portion of the insti
tution’s research activities.
Largest of the awards was $3,-
800,000 to H. A. Lott Inc. of
10-degree dip
average during
coming month
That nip in the air these early
mornings in College Station and
Bryan is for real.
Texas A&M meteorologist John
F. Griffiths pointed out that the
area experiences a general cooling
of about 10 degrees during Octo
“The October maximum tem
perature decreases from 87 to 77
degrees while the minimum goes
(See 10-degree, page 2)
Houston for the dining hall and
kitchen. Lott also won a $2,-
490,000 contract to build a men’s
residence hall.
B-F-W Construction Co. of
Temple received a $2,860,000 con
tract for a women’s residence
W. E. Kutzschbach Co. of Bry
an was awarded a $913,653 con
tract for utilities expansion at
Prairie View. A $224,575 con
tract went to Aircontrol Associ
ates Inc. of Houston for air-con
ditioning the school’s administra
tion and education buildings.
B-F-W also won a $3,200,000
Battalion Staff Writer
A student who has been sus
pended or dismissed from the
University for disciplinary rea
sons now may appeal that deci
sion to the Disciplinary Appeals
Panel, according to a new policy
approved late last summer by
A group of Texas A&M stu
dents who aided an auto accident
victim while on their way back
from the LSU football game are
being sought so the victim and
his family can say thanks.
Student Affairs Director Don
R. Stafford said Karl Armentor
Sr. called his office last Thurs
day seeking information. Armen
tor gave Stafford the following
—His son, Karl Jr., was in
jured two miles north of Port
Barre, La., about 11 a.m. Sun
day, Sept. 20, when a purple
Volkswagen was struck from the
rear by a truck on Hwy. 190.
—First on the scene was a car
load of Aggies, and Karl Jr. said
they quickly took charge. He be
lieved the Aggie leader also was
contract to build an annex to the
chemistry building at Texas
Two Abilene firms won con
tracts for projects at Tarleton
State. Batjer and Associates,
Inc., received a $107,550 award
to air-condition the school’s agri
culture building. B. D. Click Co.,
Inc., was awarded a $28,861 con
tract for a fire protection project
involving four dormitories.
The board also appropriated
$229,000 for nine other projects.
Included were $70,000 for de
tailed design of an office tower
and classroom annex; $50,000 for
the University Executive Com
mittee, Student Body President
Kent Caperton said Monday.
The panel consists of seven
members appointed by the presi
dent of the university. Members
must include one from the Aca
demic Council, four from the
tenured faculty, and two from the
named Karl.
—The injured man was bleed
ing severely and in shock, but
the Aggies stopped the bleeding,
wrapped him in a blanket and
then rode with Karl Jr. to the
hospital. Nobody took names.
The father and son are seek
ing assistance in locating the
A&M students. Anyone with in
formation is asked to contact
The Armentors want to come
to Texas A&M to personally
thank the students.
Karl Jr. is a resident advisor
at LSU. His injuries included a
broken shoulder, lacerations and
internal injuries.
Stafford said Karl Jr. was pro
gressing satisfactorily at the
time of the father’s call.
a utility requirement study; $24,-
000 to renovate a plant sciences
classroom damaged by fire; $6,000
for preliminary design, renova
tion of Sbisa Dining Hall base
ment; and $5,000 for preliminary
design, forestry field laboratory,
Also $30,000, preliminary de-
all at Texas A&M.
sign, new classroom building at
Tarleton; $25,000, new bus for
Prairie View A&M; $14,000, de
tailed design, agricultural re
search and extension center at
San Angelo; $5,000, detailed
design, poultry disease labora
tory at Gonzales.
student body, both of whom
must be elected office holders,
Caperton explained.
The dean of students and mem
bers of his staff are not eligible
for the panel.
Any student who wants to ap
peal suspension or dismissal must
file a written request for a re
view. He will be notified, in
writing, by the panel of the time
and place of the review, and
must be informed of his right to
The student may present evi
dence in his behalf, including
witnesses and data. After ex
amining all pertinent informa
tion, the panel will decide and
notify the student in writing.
This decision will be final,
Caperton said, and not subject to
appeal to any administrative of
ficial of the University.
“I think the Disciplinary Ap
peals Panel encompasses most
of the basic changes approved
by last year’s Student Senate,”
Caperton said.
“It offers student input into
the decision-making policy; it
establishes the right to due proc
ess; and it separates those who
make disciplinary policies from
those who enforce them,” he
University National Bank
“On the side of Texas A&M.”
Panel allow students
disciplinary appeals
Victim searching
for Ags’ names
Ag Sweetheart to be chosen from nine finalists Sunday
Mary Amy x
Battalion Staff Writer
The Aggie Sweetheart of 1970-
71 will be chosen from the nine
finalists on Sunday. The winner
will be formally presented Oct. 10
during half time at the A&M-
Texas Tech game.
Women students of A&M were
allowed to apply for the first time
this year. One finalist is from
A&M and the others attend Texas
Woman’s University (TWU).
The finalists will check into the
Memorial Student Center at 11
p.m. on Saturday to begin a full
day of activities. At noon, the
girls will go on a hayride to
Hensel Park, where they will at
tend a steak fry. Afterwards,
they will complete their hayride
with a tour of the campus.
A dinner honoring the finalists
will be held in the MSC at 6:30
that evening. At 8:30 the girls
will make a grand entrance in
their formals.
A dance will be the final event
of the night. Each member of
the Selection Committee will have
three dances with each finalist.
After the dance, the committee
will have their first caucus.
Sunday morning will begin with
a coffee at 7:30 in the MSC. The
girls will then attend special serv
ices at All Faiths Chapel at 8:15,
followed by breakfast.
At 10, the Selection Committee
will meet in its final caucus. The
winner will be announced as soon
as she is chosen, probably close
to noon.
Mary Amyx is a junior thera
peutic recreation major at TWU.
She has brown hair and eyes and
her hometown is College Station.
Sue Binford, junior special edu
cation major at TWU, is from
Tucson, Arizona. She has brown
hair and blue eyes.
Houstonian Celeste Brunet has
brown hair and eyes. She is a
senior nursing major at TWU.
A blue-eyed blonde is the only
finalist from A&M. Carolyn
Haley is a senior chemistry ma
jor from Helotes, Texas.
Mary Alice Hart is a junior
food and nutrition major at TWU.
She has brown hair and green
eyes and is from Paris, Texas.
Phyllis Lapaglia, another blue
eyed blonde, is from San Antonio.
She is a senior clothing and
fashion merchandising major at
Sheryl Mikus, from Houston, is
a sophomore social work major
at TWU. She has blonde hair and
green eyes.
Marilyn Jane Osborn, a sopho
more speech major at TWU, has
brown hair and hazel eyes. Her
hometown is Dallas.
Freida Steele is a junior special
education major at TWU. She has
blonde hair and blue eyes and is
from Victoria, Texas.
Requirements for Sweetheart
were a 2.2 grade average and
sophomore classification.
Three committees were involved
in the selection. A Screening Com
mittee chose possible winners
from the application and photo
graphs. The Interviewing Com
mittee talked to each of the girls
chosen. The Selection Committee
will make the final decision.
Members of the Selection Com
mittee are: Jim Alexander, com
mittee chairman; Leon Brozd,
president of Walton Hall; Fritz
Koehler, commander of the First
Brigade; Dick Miller, commander
of F-2; Roger Miller, vice presi
dent of the Student Senate; Jim
my O’Gibway, public relations
chairman of the Student Senate;
Mark Olson, president of the
Civilian Student Council; Bill
Scherle, resident advisor of Fow
ler Hall; Ken Shaw, commander
of B-l; and Gordon Tilmer, first
vice-president of the Civilian Stu
dent Council.
Frieda Steele
Sue Binford
Celeste Brunet
Jane Haley
Mary Alice Hart
Phyllis Lapaglia
Sheryl L. Mikus
Marilyn Osborn
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