The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 27, 1980, Image 3

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THE BATTALION Page 3 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1980 ocal —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 leath. 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 ual assumption • 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 panies. 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 Gordon Walton. 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 work.” 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 abilities sharp. He does not have the time to pro duce more programs now, he said, but he does have some ideas for the future. The club has about 50 members and meets bimonthly in 203 Zaehry. Club officers and computers are in 216 MSC. Almanac United Press International Today is Wednesday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 1980 with 308 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 on this day are under the sign of Pisces. American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born on Feb. 27, 1807. 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.” Pa w l Dff( ?s kc t etie: don record, draft reps going to war. Id be made that to e doubly cautiw oises if their daiii would be called Saturday deadline for arts festival entries By KATHLEEN HARTNEY City Staff 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 July. 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 too long. Rodgers said the show first started last year when Rebecca Hirsch, a potter of 12 years, suggested the idea. 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 planned. “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 March 10. 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. 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