The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, January 16, 1978, Image 8

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Page 8 THE BATTALION MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 1978 We Pick Up & Deliver BUD WARD VOLKSWAGEN INC. 693-3311 Embrey’s Jewelry We Specialize In Aggie Rings. Diamonds Set — Sizing — Reoxidizing — All types watch/jewelry Repair Aggie Charge Accounts 9-5:30 846-5816 c you 'Lungs (Sigarettes are^Kjltersf American Cancer Society i Tri-State A&M Sporting Goods Pre-Inventory Clearance Sale Savings from 20 % -50 % All Clothing Reduced to Sell ^ Dear Swade jackets (7 only) Reg. 24.95 Now 14 5 ° Weather Rite Leather look jacket (5 only) Reg. 12.95 Now Down-Look jacket (8 only) Reg. 16.60 Now 12^^ Cal-Craft Dac II jacket (11 only) Reg. 26.95 N ow 15^^ Browning Goos Down Coats (8 only) Reg. 59.95 Now 39 95 Sunshine Mountain Down Jackets (13 only) Reg. 57.(X) Now 32 ^ Sports F'ashion Down jacket (27 only) Reg. 39.95 Now 24 95 Wall’s Down jacket (9 only) Reg. 55.50 Now 34 95 Wall’s Down jacket w/fur collar (2 only) Reg. 73.50 Now 44 95 Browning SilverTip Down Coats (3 only) Reg. 89.95 Now 64 95 Reversible Insulated vests (16 only) Reg. 8.00 Now 4^^ Down and DacII filled vests (68 only) Reduced Vs |led Head and Browning Camo Coats Reduced 40^^ Hunting Accessories All hunting Pants, Shirts, V& Caps, Insulated Booties Off Assorted caps r-ec Close Out 50% Olt Browning Shooting Shirts Reg. 10.95 ]\ ow 660 Electric Sock and Gloves Vs off Keg. 9.95 Browning Rain Pants INowJS 9 ^ Special Hunting Qothes (.rvcii ami < !am<> biMilated tatveralL* Kc". 27.05 Now 18 95 Sai ritak 2 piece ( lamo Suit K.m'I 24.05 Now 14 95 Vt alls InsiilaU'd Coveralls Re;:. 42.00 Now 27 88 Nesco ('amo Coveralls K.-. 15.05 Now 9 88 Scuba r 11 N Boots and Shoes Equipment Hang Ten Hiking Type Boots Reg. 50.25 Now 14** 9 U.S. Diver Chippew a .Boots Reg. 49.95 Now 34 9 ** Packaged Deals Reg. 69.95 Now 48** 9 Save up to $30.00 Herman Survivor Boots Below Reg. Discounted Price ^ J Browning Pull-On Boots > ^ Reg. 49.95 Now OV r aii Cedar Crest Boots (Closeout) 8" Boats & Browning Ladies Chucka Boots 13 95 Motors Browning Ladies Featherweights 38 88 at Browning Mens Featherweight * 44 95 Invoice Head Men's Pro Tennis Shoes 25% off l Cost! ^ Converse & Puma Shoes. Large Selection. Save from 20-40% ^ Closeout ''ootball Pants Complete with pads $2°o each Sizes 24-32 f A All Tents Backpacks & Sleeping Bags Reduced 25% W ilson-Dunlop Tennis Balls 3/ $ l" All Wilson & Head Rackets 25% All Pool Q-Sticks & Accessories 25% off Reloading 10 Texas RT Reloaders . . .... ¥2 Price 1 99 Bag(250) All Reloading Powders. .... Mi off list 69 c Box (100) 89 c Rifle & Pistole Primers Shotgun Primers Box (100) As/c about our Below cost close out on famous brand guns including Weatherby Shotguns, some Winchester shotguns, some Remington shotguns, Parker Hale rifles, Franchi & Savage. All scopes in stock 10% off Dealer. Lepold, Redfield, Weaur Bash & Leon Bushnell. Fishing Lures & Worms 30% off All Rods reduced 20% All Reels20% Off our Discounted Prices 20% off All Tackle Boxes Archery Bows reduced — 30-40% up to 60% off original suggested retail. All accessories reduced Vi off shelf price Alum, arrows with pro flee hi ng now l^^ea. We are off to Market to restock for another great year. We wish all of you a Happy New Year and say thanks for the biggest year in our 10 year history. 846-3280 Tri-State A&M Sporting Goods 3600 Old College Rd. 846-3510 The Battalion Classified 845-2611 Homeowners should compromise Houses need less frills United Press International CAMBRIDGE, Mass — A Massa chusetts Institute of Technology housing specialist thinks homebuild ers can take a hint from the au tomakers and begin offering smaller homes with less frills at lower cost. Dr. Bernard J. Frieden, professor of city planning and former director of the MIT-Harvard Joint Center for Urban Studies, says Americans may be on the verge of lowering their standards in order to fulfill the American dream of home owner ship. “A compact home does not neces sarily mean a home of lesser quality, but with fewer extras and smaller,” he said. “I’m talking about a rollback to the kinds of houses that were built after World War II.” Up to now, Frieden said, young American families have been willing to sacrifice a great deal in order to get together that down payment to pur chase their first home. “But there is a question of how much longer they can continue to sacrifice.” Frieden said middle income Americans have been employing a number of strategies to cope with rising costs that have put a price tag of $50,000 on typical new homes. Husbands and wives both work; moonlighting is common to boost earnings. Couples take on mortgage payments amounting to a third or more of their income with the idea that increased wages will lessen the burden in the future. Some simply cut back drastically on all other ex penses to scrape the money to gether, he said. “But if home ownership costs con tinue to outpace income increases, fewer young families will manage to buy the first home they can later use as a basis for trading up,” Frieden said. “Another downturn in the ecomony could wipe out jobs for sec ondary wage earners - thus blocking the pooled income solution - and possibly frustrate the expectations of higher future incomes that heavily mortgaged families have. ’. Difficult as it is, Frieden said, the American housing dream is dying hard. People have a hard time ac cepting the idea of a minimum home just as many find it difficult to adapt to a smaller car. “Perhaps, as Detroit’s experience with compact cars suggests, many people want certain products to be luxurious even if they must make great sacrifices to buy them.’ While it’s pretty clear that most young families want to buy homes, and will make great sacrifices to buy them, Frieden said. Those sacrifices are becoming increasingly too much of a burden and young Americans are becoming frustrated at their inability to purchase a home. should be able to buy newly] homes with fewer than seven \ at a price saving.” Frieden said a “no frills con home” would have no fireplace' central air conditioning, no ’ wall carpeting, more modest | scaping, smaller lots and fe»] rooms. “Most of these things i he added later. The immediatep lem is getting that first home,”] said. However, he said, “with fewer children now the norm, families may decide they can get by with fewer rooms than the large homes built in the early 1970s provided. If so, they The American dream is ownen of a single-family home on itsu lot. American’s probably won’te give up that dream, but theycanj cept a variation of it, Frieden thinU New edition book relates events in cowboys’ work A new edition of Cowhand: The Story of A Working Cowboy has been published by the Texas A&M University Press. The book, initially released in 1948, was written by the late Fred Gipson, widely regarded as one of the Southwest’s great storytellers. Gipson tells what the job of a real cowboy was like, beginning about 1916. The story is told by recounting much of the life of Ed Alford — or “Fat,” as he was known - who now lives in semi-retirement in Ozona. Fat became a cowboy because he didn’t like picking cotton. Short and. even in his prime, potbellied, Fat was a far cry from being a typical cowhand by Hollywood standards, Gipson notes, but he could get the job done. “He can rope a cow out of a brush patch so thick that a Hollywood cow boy couldn’t crawl into it on his hands and knees,” the author ob serves. “He can break a horse for riding, doctor a wormy sheep, make a balky gasoline engine pump water for thirsty cattle, tail up a winter-poor cow, or punch a string of post holes across a rocky ridge. “He can make out with pateltl gear, sorry mounts, and skimJ grub, and still get the job donej Gipson continues. “He can doilj freezing weather or under a sunli enough to raise blisters on a I heel. And all the time, under i circumstances, he works with I thorough understanding that its livestock that counts, not tle| cowhand. A&M accounts for 40 percent of research Texas A&M University accounti for more than 40 percent of there search conducted by Texas pul senior colleges and universities 1976-77, according to the Coordinat ing Board, Texas College and Ini] versity System. A Coordinating Board repor shows that Texas A&M s $51.8 lion — the most funded support ft research in the South or Soutnwi — accounted for 41.3 percent of4 $125.6 million total for the state’s!' public senior institutions. The Coordination Board tabula tions showed research totalling $40' for the University of Texas at Austin UT-Dallas, North Texas State, UT-El Paso, Prairie View A&M VT-Arlington and UT-San Antonin Texas A&M s total for the previous year, $47 million, placed it 18th ra tionally on the basis of figures com piled by the National Science Foun dation. The NSF has not yet released its comparative figures for 1976-71 Has It All! 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