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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1980
—Computer programs adventure
_f| By RICK STOLLE
"■ f "T Campus Reporter
^ A demon appears to be closing in
hi the small, TV-like screen. You
H;e yourself. Rowr, the demon
ittacks with his fangs. You slash
feplv the demon’s body, yet the
lemon attacks again. Arroghh! You
to, but you have died a warrior’s
Putting another program into the
ps should be I ;omputer, you begin to play Star
lity that the F. 1 Wars. Another adventure has
rouping now, n jegun.
p other ways to^he Micro-computer Club has 20
aft registration iuch games for its members’ use.
) start. fhe games range from micro-chess
in women'srigl ^ P oker to Star Trek and Micro :
ine, demanding ^ arnors ’ a c , OI " P uter version of
■gistration is rei Dungeons and Dragons that took
Congress take ^ months to develo P-
to end forever
• off to war, itsw
The club’s two computers are self-
contained and can be run by any club
member. The Colossus computer
system is built from spare parts don
ated to the club by various com
The other computer, the Pet 2001,
is less complicated and easier to use,
said Stan Shebs, a vice president of
the club. He said the two computers
cost more than $2,500.
He said more than half of the club
members own their own computers.
Members have to pay $5per semes
ter to join the club. Shebs said a
reason many members are in the
club is to keep up with current
trends in computer technology. The
club receives magazines and releases
from computer companies.
“It is a good release of all your
frustrations,’’ Shebs said.
The win the games, the player has
to outsmart the compuer and have a
bit of luck. The game lists the attri
butes and weapons of the player and
then lists the opponent. It is then up
to the player to out-think and out-
manuever the computer.
“I like to play because it takes the
pressure of school off of me,” said
Walton developed Micro-
Warriors in his spare time.
“I had to decide the basic rules and
spells of the game,” he said. “But
most of the time was spent ex
perimenting with it to see if it would
He sold the rights to Micro-
Warriors and two other games to a
computer-game company in the
Northeast. He makes about $100 a
month, he said, from the royalities.
He said that developing the prog
rams also keeps his programming
He does not have the time to pro
duce more programs now, he said,
but he does have some ideas for the
The club has about 50 members
and meets bimonthly in 203
Zaehry. Club officers and computers
are in 216 MSC.
United Press International
Today is Wednesday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 1980 with 308 to
The moon is moving toward its full phase.
The morning star is Saturn.
The evening stars are Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter.
Those born on this day are under the sign of Pisces.
American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born on Feb. 27,
On this date in history:
In 1939, so-called “sit-down” strikes were outlawed by the United
States Supreme Court.
In 1963, Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees signed a contract
for $100,000, highest in baseball at that time.
In 1975, the House of Representatives passed a $21.3 billion anti
recession tax cut bill, including repeal of the oil depletion allowance.
A thought for the day: British philosopher, economist and political
theorist John Locke said, “Wherever law ends, tyranny begins.”
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Saturday deadline for
arts festival entries
By KATHLEEN HARTNEY
Anyone wishing to enter original
artwork or craftwork in the Second
Innual Spring Arts Festival must
rave an application in by Saturday.
The festival, sponsored by the
College Station Parks and Recrea-
ion Department, will include art
ales and demonstrations, live enter-
ainment, food and refreshments.
Recreation Superintendent Mar
ie Rodgers said the art show is uni-
jue to any other show in the area
jecause it is a juried show.
Hn a juried art show a panel of
udges, expert in the field of arts and
arafts, judges all work submitted.
Hfliis year, she said, there are three
udges from the College Station area,
vho have had extensive training in
irt, judging all entries.
| All the judges said their first con-
iidieration is the quality of the work,
allowed by ingenuity and skilled
work with forms and designs.
K|ngar Garrison, one of the judges,
said she is looking for overall approp
riateness of design to the medium,
among the other qualifications.
> Garrison said she has been in
volved in art most of her life, studied
ceramics with teachers in various
parts of the country and has been
working with pottery since 1962.
: She is on the board of the Arts
Council of Brazos Valley, a member
of the American Crafts Council and a
delegate for the World Craft Coun
cil, which will meet in Vienna this
I Tina Watkins, one of the other
judges and director of the Arts Coun
cil of Brazos Valley, said College Sta
tion has needed a good quality art
show for a long time.
i She said there are many good
artists and craftsmen living in this
area who have been overlooked for
Rodgers said the show first started
last year when Rebecca Hirsch, a
potter of 12 years, suggested the
Hirsch said she had been involved
with juried shows in other areas, and
it gave the public a good cause to see
work that is unique.
In comparing the festival with the
other big festivals, like the Renaiss
ance Festival, she said it always takes
a few years for it to catch on and build
up to the way it was originally
“The thing that distinguishes this
art show from any other,” she said,
“is it is not artsy-craftsy stuff, and I
don’t mean that in a snobby way.”
Rodger said anyone sending an ap
plication must include five color
slides of their work and $5 for a non-
refundable screening fee. He also
must be able to provide everything
necessary for display and sale of his
work if accepted.
She said the decision on who will
be accepted will be made the week of
Each exhibitor will also be asked
to donate a piece of his work to be
sold at an auction the day of the fes
tival. The proceeds will go to the
Parks and Recreation Department.
Any vendors or entertainers
wishing to participate may contact
the department to arrange details by
The festival will be held at Oaks
Park on Highway 30 from 8 a.m.-lO
p.m. and the rain date is April 26.
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