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THE BATTALION Pag
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1980
By LAURA RUTHERFORD
" Children who fire toy or BB guns in
the Bryan city limits may now be
committing a crime.
The Bryan City Council passed an
ordinance at Monday night s meet
ing prohibiting the firing of firearms
within the city limits, with three ex
ceptions: by police in their jobs, at a
licensed shooting gallery or in pro
tection of life or property.
The ordinance includes the firing
of air guns, BB guns and toy guns.
The city ordinance also prohibits
shooting arrows from bows or cross
The ordinance allows the firing of
toy guns and BB guns only if the
propelled object remains on the indi
The council still doesn’t have any
specific figures for a revenue bond
which Bryan residents will vote on at
the April 5 general municipal elec
tion. Mayor Richard Smith said they
hoped to have the amounts in 10
days. He said this will give voters six
weeks to think it over.
The bond will be used for street
and waterline repairs, parks and re
creation, and Bryan Fire Station im
City Manager Ernest Clark said
the last bond issue for street repair
was in 1970. He said the money from
this bond ran out five years ago. If
the bond isn’t passed, Clark said, the
city will just have to keep filling in
the chug holes.
The bond money will also be used
to repair leaking waterlines. Bryan is
losing 22 millions gallons of water a
month because of the leaks in the
In another action, the city council
voted to provide increased insurance
for the police and fire departments
by March 1.
State laws requires the city to pro
vide this insurance for the police and
firemen but some are having to pay
for their own insurance which costs
The city is securing $10,000 per
person for bodily injury, $20,000 per
occurrence and $5,000 property
damage for fire and police depart
Clark said the city will just have to
find the money somewhere.
In a special meeting called earlier
in the day the council voted to allow
the fire chief to hire nine more fire
men for the Bryan Fire Department.
By DEBBIE NELSON
Raul B. Fernandez, president of the
Association of Former Students, pre
sented $40,000 to Texas A&M Uni
versity at the Academic Council
The money was given to depart
ment heads at the University for un
restricted use. Fernandez, Class of
1959, praised the department heads
as the “backbone of quality at Texas
A&M.” Last year, the association
presented $33,000 to the depart
ments, marking a $7,000 increase in
funding this year.
Dean of Faculties Haskell Monroe
said the former students view the
escalated fund as an investment on
their part, because they are happy
with how the funds are being used.
The Council also revised guide
lines for in abstentia registration for
graduate students, approved 12 new
courses, and changed the curricula
in physical and health education.
In absentia registration refers to
graduate students who have com
pleted their coursework except 691
(research) and are now away from
campus. These students are now re
quired to register each regular
semester for four credit hours of 691
or 692 (professional study). Registra
tion for the summer session is not
Starting with fall 1980, depart
ments will be given a list of all stu
dents who should be registered in
absentia. Departments will then
check to see if these students are
If they are not, future registrations
will be blocked until the student re
ceives the approval of a departmen
tal review committee, the depart
ment head and the dean of the Gra
The Academic Council approved
recommendations by the Curricu
lum Committee for 12 new courses.
These include three new courses for
electrical engineering and four for
veterinary physiology and pharma
Minimum hours for physical edu
cation and health education curricula
were increased from 130 to 134
hours, effective with the 1980-81
undergraduate catalog. This change
was to accommodate an increase
from six hours to nine hours in H.E.
450 and P. E. 450, and from two to
three hours in H E. 221.
In other action, the Council voted
to allow graduate credit for several
courses in the College of Medicine if
students first receive approval of
their advisory committee and de
partment head and the head of the
appropriate department of medi
cine. Twelve such hours will be
allowed for credit on any master’s
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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 1980 with 309 to follow.
The moon is moving toward its full phase.
The morning star is Saturn.
The evening stars are Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter.
Those born this day are under the sign of Pisces.
American frontiersman William “Buffalo Bill” Cody was born Feb.
On this date in history:
In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte and 1,200 men left the Isle of Elba to
start his 100-day conquest of France.
In 1919, Congress established Grand Canyon Park in Arizona.
In 1935, Germany began operation of its Air Force — the Luftwaffe
— under Reichmarshall Hermann Goering.
In 1972, a Hash flood in West Virginia killed 118 people.
A thought for the day: American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson said,
“The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.”
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Sound Off Progress
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Technical advances. Ideas. Hard Work.
And progress is important to us at General
Telephone. We know that with technical ad
vances, ideas and hard work we can meet
your commumnications needs now and in
In 1979, we added more than 10,000 lines to
provide customers additional service. Also
additional long distance and extended area
service facilities were added.
Sophisticated service analyzing equipment
was installed to aid us in correcting poten
tial trouble before customers encountered
We placed over 300 telephone poles,
130,300 feet of aerial cable, 30,000 feet of
cable in conduit systems and 962,600 feet
of other buried cable.
In 1980, we plan to add more than 20,000 ad
ditional lines to serve new customers. We’ll
add sufficient long distance and extended
area service facilities to meet the growth.
Custom Calling features such as call for
ward, call waiting, speed calling and other
new telephone communications im
We plan to place over 300 more telephone
poles, 190,900 feet of aerial cable 40,200
feet of cable in conduit systems and
614,200 feet of other buried cable.
We will install the most modern operator
billing equipment that will allow our
operators to punch a touch call button pad
to enter customer calling information on
long distance calls instead of manually
stroking mark sense cards, which will save
operators at least 30 percent time and
speed a customer’s call up.
Additional employees will be added, too in
order to provide better service to this rapid
Growth is progress, yes. But there’s more
-there’s service. And this, the people at
General Telephone strive to provide. We are
eager to meet the ever-increasing challenge
of growth. The very essence of our busines
is giving our customers good service - “We
keep you talking,” we’re...