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Registration: more people, shorter lines
Fee increases made little impact on the students register
ing Monday for the first summer session, but the absence of
the long lines and interminable waits of previous years made
many a veteran summer termer gape in awe.
In a joint effort by the Admissions Office and the Fiscal
Department, the registration process was revised to allow stu
dents to pay their fees any time during the first week of the
Students had only to secure card packets, sign up for
courses, and report to G. Rollie White Coliseum for housing
clearance. The card packets were then turned in, thus bypass
ing what had formerly been the greatest hassle in the entire
process: standing in long lines to pay fees.
Under the new system, the card packets were turned in to
Fiscal Department personnel, who worked most of Monday
night computing fees.
Edwin Cooper, Dean of Admissions, said, T think it’s a
major improvement. It’s such a massive operation in such a
short time period, but the change has greatly reduced the
number of students waiting in front of the Coliseum. ”
Although the specific figures will not be available until en
rollment closes this Thursday, it is already apparent that there
will be a significant increase over the number of summer
school students last year. “Based on the first day’s heavy en
rollment,’’ said Cooper, “it appears that our prediction will
hold true that we will exceed 8,000 students for the first
Cooper explained that, due to the already heavy loads of
all of the academic advisors, it would be difficult for a summer
school pre-registration to be established for students attending
TAMU during the spring semester. “But,” he added, “we still
want to make the process as comfortable as possible for every
This goal is being achieved by allowing the Students to
enter the coliseum through the air-conditioned hallway at the
back of the building. Should a line exist, the wait will at least
There are also plans for the second session’s registration to
allow students to locate their card packets should they not be
in with the majority of the files.
Partly cloudy and warm
Wednesday and Thursday.
20 per cent chance of show
ers tomorrow. High both
days 88; low tonight 72.
Vol. 68 No. 12 College Station, Texas Wednesday, June 4, 1975
Placement P- 3
Hassle P- 2
Sportfolio P- 10
Fern sports P- 13
Consol school board
hears building proposal
University National Bank was
unanimously chosen as the reci
pient of the A&M Consolidated
School District’s depository con
tract at a special meeting of the
Board of Education Monday night.
University National also held the
contract for the past two years. The
new contract will begin Sept. 1.
The Board’s building committee,
composed of Jon Botsford, William
Lancaster, and Lambert Wilkes,
has been working on the classroom
shortage problem for the past sev
Lancaster presented a proposed
building program for the district.
He said the building committee
looked at several ways to finance the
facilities. These were a lease-
purchase plan, local financing, and a
The Board unanimously accepted
the committee’s five-point recom
mendation which included the fol
1) that the administration actively
begin to prepare for a bond issue
with the amount to be based on re
commendations by the Board’s
Long-Range Planning committee.
2) that the administration attempt
to obtain financing within the
district’s legal limits for construc
tion prior to a successful bond issue.
3) that a plan be put into opera
tion to construct physical education
facilities with two classrooms at
tached at both elementary schools
and three special services clas
srooms at College Hills Elemen
4) that the administration direct
an architect to make plans for buildi-
ings and secure bids on plans for
5) that consideration be given for
future land purchase or to obtain
options for future land purchases.
The architect is to be chosen
through a screening process by the
Superintendent Fred Hopson
said the new buildings “would meet
the needs for next year only. He
said each new physical education
facility would cost from $178,000 to
a maximum of $250,000. The ear
liest possible completion date Hop-
son could project would be Nov. 1.
Computer program aids
environmental cost study
Texas A&M University resear
chers have developed a computer
program to study the environmental
impact of constructing a nuclear
The Data Processing Center
group has completed the develop
ment for “The Blue Hills Project”
which is in part a study of the con
struction site of a nuclear power
generating facility planned by Gulf
States Utilities in East Texas.
Gulf States, responding to the
need for energy and the protection
of the environment, vowed to keep
ecological damage to a minimum
and protect endangered species of
wild animals and decided a study
was necessary. The study resulted
in the unique computer application.
The design, methods and specifi
cations were the work of Dr. Jack
Inglis of the Wildlife and Fisheries
Sciences Department and his as
sociates. The computer program-
mingwasdoneby B. L. Lisenbeand
Barbara Nair of the DPC.
The approach to the project was
first to inventory the land conditions
in terms of soil types and vegeta
tion. Then, by sampling and apply
ing special knowledge of wildlife
habitat requirements, the land con
ditions were used to make estimates
of areas of habitat and total animal
populations on the site and its sur
roundings. The impact of the prop
osed construction was evaluated as a
base to measure change.
First a grid map called Standmap
was made for computer access.
The conditions were then deter
mined for each grid square based on
forestry and wildlife habitat criteria
and punched on cards. These data
were edited by computer to form a
Data were collected on important
species of wildlife so that, by com
puter, queries could be made of the
data base to generate quantity fig
ures by location and season of the
year, as well as computer plots of
Impacts of alternate configura
tions were then studied by modify
ing the base map conditions and
comparing the analysis of the mod
ified map with the base map.
This represents a straight forward
method of using the computer to
process a large volume of data.
As the above picture shows, the lines at summer school regis- minimum hassle system was accomplished by separating the
tration were quite a bit shorter than in previous years. The payment of fees from the rest of the registration process.
First day registration sets mark
First-day summer registration at
Texas A&M University totaled
7,572 students, for an increase of
941, or 14.2 percent, over the same
period last year, reported Registrar
Robert A. Lacey.
Registration continues on the
main campus through Thursday.
Lacey noted the current total
does not include registration at
Moody College of Marine Sciences
and Maritime Resources in Galves
ton, where some 200 Texas
Maritime Academy cadets and
“Summer School at Sea” students
depart Sunday on a two-month
Last year’s first session enroll
ment totaled 7,777, the current
summer record. The corresponding
figure for this session will be the
enrollment Friday, the fourth class
day and official reporting period for
Prior to the start of registration,
university officials predicted en
rollment would exceed 8,000.
Burial is planned next fall for Reveille III, Texas A&M
University collie mascot that died Saturday.
By delaying the rites, TAMU’s main student body can par
Two previous interments have occurred at a small plot
near Kyle Field. Rites for Reveille II also were postponed
during the summer for the start of fall semester classes.
Reveille III died of a prolonged disease of the pancreas.
She had romped TAMU’s football fields, sidewalks and classes
nine years. Nearly 10, Rev was the equivalent of almost 70
human years. '
Texas A&M veterinarians had treated the purebred collie
for pancreatitis several months. The illness nearly took the
collie two weeks ago.
Due to the seriousness of her condition, finding Rev Ill’s
successor began last week. Mike Clark of Corpus Christi said
candidates of several breeders recommended by Texas A&M
veterinarians will be considered. The animal wil be given to
TAMU by the Class of 1976.
Clark will be the 1975-76 commander of Company E-2 in
the Corps of Cadets. The Corps unit guards and cares for the
Reveille III came to Texas A&M in May, 1966, as a puppy.
She was the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Husa of Fairbanks,
Alaska. Their sons, Randy and Steve Andes, were A&M
students at the time.
Rev, like a black and white part Spitz, part collie and
Shetland shepherd who preceded her, was first lady of the
corps and a prominent part of Aggie athletic events, corps trip
parades across Texas and most A&M football games.
Her second grid season was a championship one for the
Texas Aggies. Rev’s excited barking was accompaniment to
more than 120 basketball wins and two Southwest Conference
titles, in 1969 and last season.