The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 07, 1979, Image 8

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p&gd & >rl& BA rt ALiUN WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 1979 Green cookies due to terpenoid presence Compounds may help cotton resist disease By KURT ABRAHAM Battalion Reporter Joe Six-pack wanted to show friends that his cooking ability ex tended beyond thawing frozen TV dinners, so he baked a batch of chocolate-chip cookies —- only to have them turn a strange green color in the process. Despite his experience with the cookies, Joe is not necessarily a fail ure as a cook. According to Dr. John Halloin, it’s possible that even the best of bakers will run into an occa sional batch of green cookies. He said it all has to do with two chemi cal compounds that find their way into flour, and into cotton seed. Halloin conducts research for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Cotton Pathology Laboratory, lo cated on the west campus of Texas A&M University. One of his latest studies involved the compounds known as terpenoid aldehydes and tannins. “When present in cotton seed, the two compounds may be helpful in stopping the growth of fungi,” said Halloin. “But when they find their way into baking ingredients, such as flour, the end-product will have greenish tintf to it, as in the green cookies.” Terpenoid aldehydes, better known to plant physiologists as gos- sypol, and tannin are considered antimicrobial compounds, Halloin said. This means they are capable of either killing microbes or keeping them from growing. Microbes are minute organisms most often as sociated with various bacteria forms, including fungi. “Because of the nature of these compounds, we were looking for a link between their presence in cot ton seed and the resistance of the seed to disease such as fungi,” Hal loin said. “But the results are not totally conclusive, because gossypol is not always present.” Gossypol is only found in the glandless type of cotton seed if there has been genetic contamination, said Halloin. Genetic contamination involves the altering of the basic chemical chains that form the com pound. However, gossypol is almost always found in glandular cotton, added Halloin. Stanford to spend $40 million on atomic structure research lab More than $40 million will be in vested during the next two years to construct research facilities to serve a field so new only a handful of sci entists now realize its potential, says a California chemist. 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Paramount Pictures Presents A Lawrence Gordon Production "THE WARRIORS" Executive Producer Frank Marshall Based Upon the Novel by Sol Yurick Screenplay by David Shaber and Walter Hill Produced by Lawrence Gordon Directed by Walter Hill T~ HAmrwiCTMP ’ O ’ \ I VMM i> uqu*M Mt^raatiatj rm.t wTatoLl MliiMf } if 4^* CO-OP JOBS 7 AIM Summer and Fall of 1979 Now is the time for you to consider Cooperative Education. College CO-OP Coordinators are now making arrangements for 1979 CO-OP job assignments. See your College CO-OP Coordinator today. Office of Cooperative Education Tenth Floor, Rudder Tower 845-7725 what’s up Wednesday MSC ARTS COMMITTEE: “Paul Christensen: The Man, Poet,” a poetry reading, will be at 8 p.m. in the Basement! feehouse. Admission is free. There will be a reception offcamj following the reading. BASEMENT COFFEEHOUSE: “Morning" will appear inconci^^ 9 p.m. Tickets are $2 at the door. There are 200 tickets avails For CASINO GIRLS: All females selected to be casino girls forCasintHB should pick up their material from 6-8 p.m. in the BHA oSH| Room 216, MSC. The materials cost $2. fEn- WOMEN IN COMMUNICATIONS: Jackie Salley will speaG “Opportunities in Advertising” at 6 p.m. in Room McDonald Building. Applications for membership will be an ble. reel ay •yan T STAR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ASSOCIATION: ]je ch Frazier will speak on an international space launch facility H p.m. in Room 206, MSC. Six) TAMU SPORT PARACHUTE CLUB: Will meet at 8 p.m. inM lle * 510, Rudder Tower. TEXAS STUDENT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: Will meet| e t p.m. in Room 701, Rudder Tower. em l CLASS OF ’82: Will meet at 7:45 p.m. in Room 137, MSC. urcl MSC HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE FASHION SHOW: W e Y s held at 8 p.m. in Rudder Theater. Fashions are from Sakowia b ' tyarj HILLEL CLUB: Rabbi Borovitz from Austin will speak at 7:30ghut in the Foundation Building, 800 Jersey St. PHI THETA KAPPA: Will meet at 7 p.m. Tower. in Room 502, H As an i TAMU STUDENT CHAPTER OF THE WILDLIFE SOCIETlH Brothers, wildlife manager of the H.B. Zachry ranches in 1 a 8 e Texas, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Room 501, Rudder Tower SAN ANTONIO HOMETOWN CLUB: Will meet at 7:30 p ^ Room 109, Military Science Building. SMITH COUNTY HOMETOWN CLUB: Will meet at 7:30p,| the Willowick I Apartments party room. For more informatk hurc 845-6452. ear TAMU ROADRUNNERS: Will meet in front of the G. RollieW ( Coliseum at 6 p.m. for one, three, or five-mile runs. H TAMU POLO ASSOCIATION: Will meet at 8 p.m. on thes«l n( floor of the old Agriculture Building. ^ AGGIE CINEMA: “Going My Way,” a nostalgic and heart wa iurd story of young Father O’Malley (Bing Crosby), who is sent Hui bishop to help out an older pastor at mortgage-riddenp F Dominic’s parish, will be shown at 8 p. m. in Room 201, MSC ftes illio: Thursday ,ne I ra,” ffert RESIDENT HALLS ASSOCIATION: A meeting will be HECC 204 at 7 p.m. “Fo AGGIE PARENTS OF THE YEAR: Nominations for Aggie P " tir of the Year are still being accepted. Nomination forms areair n( ble in Room 216, MSC, and are due by 5 p.m. March 19.Tliep ue requirement is that the person nominating his parents is cur: I™ 3 enrolled at Texas A&M. CLASS OF ’80: Will have a council meeting at 7:30 p.m. inK)| 701, Rudder Tower. TEXAS SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS: Fred nson will speak on “Continual Competence in Engineerinj’ 7:30 p.m. in Room 103, Zachary. TAMU CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION: Will have a revitalization ing at 7:30 p.m. in Room 305AB, Rudder Tower. OUTDOOR RECREATION COMMITTEE: There will beaC- Canyon seminar at 7:30 p.m. in Room 401, Rudder Tower. I CIRCLE K: Will meet at 6:30 p.m. in Room 502, RudderTowH FRESHMAN AG SOCIETY: The dance and the end-of-yearH beque will be discussed at 7 p.m. in Room 102, Zachry.' H TAMU EMERGENCY CARE TEAM: Will meet at 7:30 p.mB Room 510, Rudder Tower. Texas CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST: Paul Carter will speak on J| Discipline Life As It Relates to Godliness" at 7 p.m. in fioomJM Rudder Tower. D fom TAMU FENCING CLUB: Will meet at 8 p.m. in Room 261, Rollie White Coliseum. H TENNIS TEAM: The women’s team will play Texas here at l:30prati BASKETBALL: The women’s team will play in the SWAIAWpl gional Championships today through Saturday. CEPHEID VARIABLE: “House on Haunted Hill,” a good A fashioned ghost story, will be shown at 8 and 10:30 p.m. inlH Basement Coffeehouse. Admission is 50 cents. (PC) . Wednesday Night [TEXAS HALL OF FAIWI presents it The Debonaires jj AND Idit BEER BUST NIGHT (FREE DRAFT BEER ALL NIGHT) Admission Gals $2 Guys $4 MARK IV Pictures Incorporated Presents A STRANGER in my FOREST Don't Get Behind STAY AHEAD WITH SPEED READING I Business & Communication Services 846-5794 You Won’t Believe! ...Until The Last 10 Seconii Starring EDDIE TRENT MORAN DOLAN Produced and Directed by CALL TODAY! SUSAN . GEORGE BACKLINIE JONES , EjMCubw Producer DONALD W.THOMPSON / RUSSELL S. DOUGHTEN. JR ALL FAITH’S CHAPEL 7:00 PM THURSDAY MARCH 8 SPONSORED BY ASSOCIATION OF BAPTIST STUDENTSl