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Cace Corps offers Vet students host horse show
work, cheap travel
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Campus Reporter
Have you ever thought about
going overseas? Paris, Rome, Lon
don or Madrid? Maybe even the
Riviera? That probably would be
quite an interesting, if not expen
sive, experience.
■ Overseas travel is expensive, and
sometimes it can turn into a rip-off
Because of the tourist clientele that
||he big cities cater to. There are
inany alternatives to the standard
European or Africian trip, but prob-
al'iy none as enduring or rewarding
as the Peace Corps. And even
Bough the Peace Corps isn’t as visi
ble to the public as it was 10 years ago
when it had ads on television, it is
still performing its steady job in
other countries.
K Today there are Peace Corps
volunteers in 65 countries, and in
places ranging from remote jungles
in southeast Asia to bush lands, in
■central Africa. Peace Corps volun
teers are required to serve for two
years. They usually are stationed in
rural areas where the needs are the
I greatest.
V While the Corps never says it will
jbe easy working in those outlying
places, it does promise a unique ex
perience and some other compensa
tions, like traveling expenses and
take-home pay.
But the experience is the motivat
ing purpose behind the Corps, says
Paul Marcott, campus coordinator
for the Peace Corps at Texas A&M
“The Peace Corps experience can
not be duplicated anywhere else,”
he said. “And you can learn more
about yourself in two years than in
Marcott, a graduate student in
agricultural economics, served as a
volunteer in Southeast Asia in 1968-
“There was a lot of tension in the
cities, but I didn’t feel it because I
was stationed in a jungle two and a
half days from any city,” he said.
Describing his first day on the job,
Marcott said he was taken to the end
of a dirt road and pointed in the
direction of the village where he was
to work. Told it was 50 miles in that
direction, “I started walking,” he
He made it in two days and ended
up staying for two years teaching the
native villagers what he knew about
agriculture. “It took me one year to
get over the culture shock,” he said,
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Campus Reporter
■ Celebrating the centennial
aim iversary of the American Society
of Mechanical Engineers, Texas
i A&M University held a design com
petition for vehicles powered by
birthday candles in the lobby of
achry Engineering Center over the
Universities from Texas, Louisa-
na, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Mexico
ere represented at the competi
K The cars ranged in size from a few
inches to over a foot, said Virginia
fee, Texas A&M ASME student
B The objective was designing a car
that would go the furthest per candle
ith a maximum of 10 candles, Jee
The first place winner was John
’ellkamp from the University of
Texas. Tellkamp’s vehicle travelled
; #8.5 feet per candle.
The Aggie award for the most ela
borate vehicle went to Gabriel Kri-
korien from the UT-Arlington.
Other awards were presented to
Mitchell Mauck and Robert Herd of
Texas Tech for the most spectacular
run and the most innovative design.
Jim Short ofTexas A&M was given
the award for the most efficient
Jee said the best thing about the
competition is the experience the
students gain.
The mingling of students who
have comparable interests, Jee said,
is also a learning experience for the
mechanical engineering students.
ASME national president Donald
N. Zwiep said the competition Was
an opportunity for the students to
bridge the gap between their acade
mic work and their work as prac
Zweip said the type of competi
tion is mainly a “catalyst to bring the
students together. ”
“but the second year was very pro
ductive. ”
Besides the main motiviating pur
pose behind the Peace Corps, Mar
cott list three others: the exchange of
manpower capabilities, the sending
of young Americans overseas to learn
about another culture, and allowing
the other culture to meet someone
from the United States. The last two
examples make it easier for the two
countries to get along, he said.
In addition to Marcott there are
about 30 other staffers at Texas A&M
who have served with the Peace
Corps. One of those is Cynthia Gil
lette, an anthropology professor.
Back in 1965 Gillette, like many
other Peace Corps volunteers, had
just graduated from college. She said
she wanted an overseas experience
and the Corps appealed to her.
“I was a liberal arts major and they
were looking for school teachers,”
she said. Even though she had no
teaching experience, in about one
year she was in central Africa
teaching girls at a British boarding
school in Tanzania.
“Being a volunteer was a very
positive experience for me,” she
said. “You have to care about people
... as long as you really care and
show you’re interested, people will
pick up on you.”
At first, she said, she had a tough
time getting used to the strict system
of education in Tanzania, where all
the girls dressed alike and every mi
nute of the day was occupied by a
specific purpose. She said there was
no room for boredom — a fact the
volunteers would have trouble over
Gillette said the Peace Corps was
like a paternalistic institution. “They
don’t send kids overseas and let them
go,” she said. “The Corps is always
there. You could always count on
them if you needed help.
Campus Reporter
More than 350 entries from all
over the state participated in the
Third Annual Open Horse Show,
sponsored by the first-year students
at Texas A&M College of Veterinary
Contestants competed in two ma
jor divisions: western and English.
The western division consisted of
halter, pleasure, reining and horse
manship classes..The English divi
sion included dressage, equitation,
pleasure and hunter classes. Barrel
racing and pole bending competition
were also held.
High point in the western division
went to Steve Aubrey and his horse
Lecturers Bar Pride. There was a tie
for the reserve champion between
Melinda Harris and Danny Yeager.
Jennifer Holloway and her horse
Christopher Robin were high point
in the English division with Elissa
Sanders taking the reserve cham
A $75 award was presented to the
high-point rider in both the English
and western divisions. A $25 award
was given to the reserve champion in
both divisions while plaques and rib
bons were awarded to the first six
places in each class.
The high point rider was deter
mined through a point system which
awards five points to a rider for a
first-place finish in a full four horse
class. Second place received three
points, third got two points and
fourth place was worth one point.
During the noon break in the all
day show the large crowd was treated
to some entertainment by the faculty
of the College of Veterinary Medi
cine, who participated in a greased
pig chase.
The show was held at the Eques
trian Park two miles west of College
Station on FM 60.
The labor and concessions for the
show were provided entirely by the
first-year veterinary students.
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The cashier told police that a man
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home at 3902 E. 29th St. Saturday
Jan Stewart said that when she
came home both the front and back
door were open. Drawers had been
ransacked, with a braclet, gold heart
and ring missing. Also taken were
several appliances and some meat
from a freezer.
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