The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 26, 1980, Image 3

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ns , tenant fane institutional'^ The agriculfc jwever, isuala ernofoTOri that, by my price, unds are spait .1 values, iW lividual farnit: n 1976 andt nent report, it 0 to $4,200. i lues here art; md, Denraail; n acre of fane Dutch farmer: •ural real este the shift inii he old ariste o the large ic ; managed ics, the proper ed to the pete the land fc pension fundi; riters Service Council passes firearms statute THE BATTALION Pag TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1980 By LAURA RUTHERFORD City Reporter " 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 bows. The ordinance allows the firing of toy guns and BB guns only if the propelled object remains on the indi vidual’s property. 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 provements. 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 deteriorated lines. 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 about $100. 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 ment members. 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. Former Ags donate $40,000 By DEBBIE NELSON Campus Staff Raul B. Fernandez, president of the Association of Former Students, pre sented $40,000 to Texas A&M Uni versity at the Academic Council meeting Friday. 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 required. 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 registered. 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 duate College. 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 cology. 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 degree program. underwritten 11 examine tM to see howi Mil try to i develop supptf ul the develop® 1 vering, thus lei'| h elements, | of life’s rigors rack to chitterlif utritious, e much higher^ as much choW'j rrhaps, lies tk 1 ' t pesticide. but obesity an}] lem prime ( [ Gray JOIN! The Korea Hapkido Society (MSC Directorate) is offering courses in Shaolin Kung Fu 7 Zen Yoga and Korean Hapkido. Extra curricular credits given Classes M-Th 5:30 - 7:00 T-Th 8:30 - 9:30 Room 261 — G. Rollie White Wednesday Special HI i riESTA Dinner 3.75 ENeHILADA069 mHa Us Almanac United Press International 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. 26, 1846. 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.” The New KTAM-FM STEREO is here! 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Sophisticated service analyzing equipment was installed to aid us in correcting poten tial trouble before customers encountered problems. 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 provements. 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 area. 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... iciia GERERAL TELEPHOnE