The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, August 06, 1975, Image 2

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A good deal
The TAMU Student Government has once again begun
promotion of the Student Purchase Program which will
begin this fall.
Under the provisions of the program, local merchants
offer discounts to TAMU students. All a student need do
is provide proof that he is enrolled at TAMU. The spon
soring merchants are free to offer as high a discount as
they feel they can afford.
For both parties, the SPP offers clear-cut advantages.
For the merchants, especially those in downtown
Bryan, the program offers the hope of increased business.
Local merchants also should find the SPP a valuable tool
for bettering student/community relations. Students
often have complained to us of the high-handed tactics of
local businessmen. The SPP might just be the way to
overcome this image.
For the students, the SPP offers increased savings.
Also, by patronizing the sponsoring merchants TAMU
students would exert pressure on non-sponsoring
businesses to either join the program or lower prices.
The Student Purchase Program is a good deal for
everybody. We encourage both local businessmen and
the students of TAMU to participate.
Another crisis
The American people are facing another crisis.
The Texas State Attorney General’s office has reported that
home-canning lids are now in short supply at both the state and
national level.
A shortage of home-canning lids? Don’t think too lightly of the
Both the Texas State Attorney General’s Consumer Protec
tion and Antitrust Divisions are looking into the matter. In
addition, the United States House of Representatives subcom
mittee on small business has been holding hearings on the
If you still don ’t think that a shortage of home-canning lids is
important, you’re wrong. Both the Federal Trade Commission
and the Justice Department are also conducting investigations
into the shortage and its causes.
The findings of these groups indicate that hoarding is a major
cause of the shortage. Hopefully those hoarding the lids will
have enough of them.
Hoarders however, should be discrete about it. The Federal
and State agencies seem to be serious about the matter.
Back problems?
The Loss Prevention Serv ice of the Dodson Insurance group
out of Kansas City, Mo. has said that hack problems are costing
employers untold dollars in production losses.
For those interested in keeping those untold dollars to a
minimum, the company suggest^ the following when lifting a
heavy object.
Grasp the object to avoid sharp edges or
other hazards. If you find the load is too big or
too bulky to lift by yourself, always get help.
Stand close to the object with one foot alongside
and one behind it, making sure you have firm
footing. Next, using the sit-down position, keep
your back as straight as you can without being
stiff or off balance. Tuck in the chin to keep the
head and neck in a straight line. Then take a
firm grip, reaching around the object and using
the full palm to hold it. As you straighten your
legs, keep elbows close to the body and hold the
load against you as much as possible to help
distribute the weight and reduce the strain. Let
the load down by reversing the above. If you
must turn, remember to do so with your feet,
rather than by twisting your hips or shoulders.
It might be advisable to clip this article for future reference.
| Scientist says recycling
may be waste solution
Dr. Kirk Brown, TAMU soil sci
entist, says the solution for rural and
urban waste is to recycle as much of
the trash as possible.
He said several cities have found
that they can profitably remove
metal from garbage. Others are
using the remaining material as a
source of energy.
Brown said that in nature, much
of the waste falls on the soil where it
decomposes. Soil is the medium in
which nature disposes of most of her
“Soil-based disposal is presently
being done on a limited scale,”
Brown said. “Some cities are shred
ding their garbage and removing
the iron and steel by means of a
magnet. The salvage metal often
pays for the shredding operation.
“The waste is then plowed into
the soil where it rapidly decom
poses,” he said. “After one or two
years, the same soil can accept
another application. Such applica
tions can continue until heavy met-
Ivins takes post
as commander of
TAMU naval unit
Marine Corps Col. M. H. “Jack”
Ivins Jr. has been installed as a pro
fessor of naval science at TAMU.
Col. Ivins assumed command of
the Naval ROTC unit here in mid-
July. As ranking officer in the de
tachment, he holds responsibility to
the U. S. Marine Corps, Navy and
TAMU for officer-production ac
Ivins joins Army Col. Thomas R.
Parsons and Air Force Col. Robert
L. Elkins in similar duties. Parsons
also is commandant of cadets.
Ivins, 47, has served in Vietnam,
Germany, Korea and numerous
stateside assignments. He just
completed a 2 1 /2-year tour as head of
the IG inspection team at Marine
Corps Headquarters. It took him
throughout the world.
Ivins succeeds Col. Clarence E.
Hogan, now 1st Marine Division
operations officer at Camp Pendle
ton, Calif.
A native of Chambersburg, Pa.,
Ivins holds degrees in economics
and educational administration.
They were awarded by Dickinson
College, Carlisle, Pa., and Boston
Col. M. H. “Jack” Ivins Jr.
Cbe Battalion
Opinions expressed in The Battalion are those of the editor
or of the writer of the article and are not necessarily those of
the university administration or the Board of Directors. The
Battalion is a non-profit, self-supporting enterprise operated
by students as a university and community newspaper.
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Letters to the editor should not exceed 300 words and are
subject to being cut to that length or less if longer. The
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not guarantee to publish any letter. Each letter must be
signed, show the address of the writer and list a telephone
number for verification.
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217, Services Building, College Station, Texas 77843.
Members of the Student Publications Board are: Bob G. Rogers, Chairman; Dr.
Gary Halter: Dr. John Hanna: Roger P. Miller: Dr. Clinton A. Phillips, Jeff Dunn,
Tom Dawsey, and Jerri Ward.
Director of Student Publications: Gael L. Cooper.
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Sports Editor .
Cit\ Editor
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.James Breedlove
Mike Bruton
.Jerr\ Needham
. Karla Mouitsen
Tom fcayser
1) 10 year parts and 3 year labor on receivers, tuners, and amp
2) 15 month parts and labor on tape decks and turntables
3) 5 year parts and labor on all speakers
4) 120 day exchange on speakers
5) 60 day exchange on components
6) refund of difference if within 30 days a customer finds another
audio retailer in the state selling the same product(s) for less
7) refund of purchase within 7 days should customer have change
of mind
Mon., lues., Wed., Sat.
Thurs. & Fri. 11-7
3 80 6 A OLD COLLEGE RD. - 846-351 7- Next to Triangle Bowl
als like mercury, zinc, copper, and
lead build up in the soil.
“Similarly, sewage sludge can be
spread on the soil,” Brown said.
“Yearly application rates must be
limited by the amount of nitrogen in
the sludge. But, again, the long
term use of the land will be regu
lated by heavy metal buildup.”
Sewage plant waste and the liquid
waste from many industrial plants
can be spread on the land by con
ventional irrigation. However the
applications must be scheduled so
that runoff and erosion problems
aren t created. A complete cover of
growing plants for most of the year is
“Soil as a waste disposal medium
uses much less energy than conven
tional disposal methods and can cut
our fuel consumption, ” Brown said.
“The soil acts as a biological in
cinerator and needs no input of fos
sil fuel. And since materials are co
vered with only a shallow layer of
soil, the expense of digging pits is
Brazos Valley Art Gallery
10-4 MON.-SAT. THURS. TILL 8:30
All Summer Stock
Reduced 50%
Halters • Shorts
Swim Suits • T-Shirts
Shirts 25% Off
sJ[upc T/-
Come in & string your own.
African trade beads, wood
shells, and much more
Mon: 9-5:30 Tues-Fri: 9-9
|-k ^331 UNIVERSITY DR. Above Kesami Sandwich Shoppe 846-7614^/ 41
Allen Academy now
accepting students
for fall term.
• Coeducational grades K-12 • Academic programs of
primary importance • Programs to encourage students
to develop individual talents to full potential • Small Classes
• College preparatory curriculum # Athletics and sports
• Military optional • Fall term begins Sept. 3.
Call or write Director of Admissions
Allen Academy
Box 953/Bryan, Tx. 77801 (713) 823-0066
Remember the old, Cash and Carry,
money saving trick?
Buy a pizza at the Krueger-Dunn Snack Bar and eat it there or take
it anywhere you wish. Prices are right, and the pizzas are great.
Hamburger Pizza 1.29
Sausage Pizza 1.29
Pepperoni Pizza $1.29
Monday thru Friday
11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
4:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
No one else
can give us
what you can
(Join Us. Please.)
Nobody else in the world can give
us what you can. A pint of your blood.
And your gift has never been
more important. Because
blood from healthy donors,
who freely donate their
blood, is 10 times less
likely to cause
in the
recipient than
is blood
from many
co m m e rc i a I fyfcy
sources. Think
about that.
The need is urgent, and
Help us. Join us.Today.
The American
Red Cross.
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