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April 8, 1982
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by Chris Hunley
Battalion Reporter
The difference between
merican medical practices
and those practices of other
puntries is folklore beliefs, a
[cholar from the University of
ialifornia at Los Angeles said
Dr. Wayland D. Hand said
vat in some European and
sian countries the powers of
a shaman, a person similar to
an American Indian medicine
•'man, are believed to be heal
ing. He said the shaman is be
lieved to be the only one in
communication with the gods.
Hand discussed Indian
medicine men, faith healers
and herb medicine as a part of
folklore and its relationship to
American and European
medicine during a graduate
Some Indians believe the
powers of healing inherent in
medicine men are passed on
through sons and the powers
cannot be picked up by any
one else. Twins are particular
ly favored as healers, especial
ly when there is a twin whose
sibling has died.
In other Indian tribes, it is
believed deformed children
or children with strange
markings are healers.
Cultures that believe. in
faith healing believe this pow
er is a gift given to deserving
people, he said. They also be
lieve because it is a gift from a
god, it should be given freely,
where as in other medical
practices, the medicine men
are paid by either money or
Hand is emeritus professor
of German and folklore at
UCLA and was the first
American to win the Giuseppi
Pitre International Folklore
Prize. He has chaired the
UCLA Conference on Amer
ican Folk Medicine and has
served as president of the
American Folklore Society
and the California Folklore
Hand is on the Board of
Trustees of the American
Folklife Center of the Library
of Congress and has served as
chairman of the board. In
1972, he is Knight First Class
of the Order of the Lion of
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'"‘‘i 01 ' S5Ut ' Dr. Melvin Friedman, a Texas
■itional defer AkM geology professor, will
e inflation Ini take over as the associate dean of
some justifia Mioscienqes effective Sept. 1.
n to be worltklThe Texas A&M University Sys-
, And whenil ftern Board of Regents’ selection
was announced March 31.
■ Friedman, a faculty member
for 15 years, has served as dire-
Upr of both the University’s
Center for Tectonophysics and
Earth Resources Institute,
the point th housed in the College of Geosci-
ie-duck Presi ences.
■ In addition, he coordinated
activities of the Undergraduate
Fellows phase of the University’s
Program for seven
Bars. Undergraduate Fellows,
who must by definition be
• among the top scholars at Texas
A&M, may receive six credit
Stirs for supervised research
during their senior year.
[The appointment of Fried-
m, a graduate of Rutgers and
Ice Universities, fills a vacancy
t by the resignation of Associ
ate Dean John Handin, who has
^assumed part-time teaching and
research duties.
Campus Names
Texas A&M Professor John E.
Flipse, a pioneer in the develop
ment of deep-sea mining tech
nology, has been elected to the
National Academy of En
Flipse’s election to the presti
gious academy by his peers is the
highest professional honor that
can be given to an engineer and
recognizes * his outstanding
leadership in marine mineral re
source exploration, research
and development.
A professor of civil and ocean
engineering since 1978, Flipse is
the former president of Deepsea
Ventures, a private firm which
was instrumental in developing
the technology to gather miner
al-laden nodules from the bot
tom of the Pacific Ocean. The
firm uses a giant vacuum-like
device to lift manganese, iron,
copper and cobalt ore from the
ocean floor.
A 33-year-old Texas A&M
building construction major is
the first woman to receive a
$5,000 graduate scholarship
,ocal donations being taken
or Paris tornado victims
Donations of food, clothing,
Brniture and money to help the
■friado victims in Paris, Texas,
^■11 be accepted from 8 a.m. to 8
^■m. today and Friday at the
Mjeutral Baptist Church of
^■•yan on 600 South Coulter.
■ Local radio station W LAW is
Sponsoring the drive and will
send three trucks to Paris Satur
day morning to deliver the col
lected items.
The town of 25,000, 90 miles
northeast of Dallas, was devas
tated Friday by a tornado. Eight
people died and damage esti
mates range from $35 million to
$50 million. City officials have
filed for federal disaster relief
The Salvation Army has
more than 330 volunteers in
Paris to help the tornado vic
tims. A spokesman for the Salva
tion Army said the most needed
items are cash, clothing, infant
supplies, canned goods, bed
ding, cooking utensils and furni
Aggieland Stage Race
Sim., April 11 11 a.m.
Texas A&M Campus
See Bicycle Racing at its Best Sunday, start
ing in front of the Animal Pavilion on Spence
This race is sanctioned
by the Texas A&M Cy
cling Team
Sponsored by Lowenbrau
and The United Way.
All Proceeds
Will Be
Donated To
the United
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60 winners in photo contest
Salon ’82 ‘big success’
by Pam Baldwin
Battalion Reporter
More than 60 people walked
away with honors from this
year’s spring photo contest, the
chairman of the contest said.
Salon ’82 — sponsored by the
MSC Camera Committee — was
a big success, with more than
200 students entering photos,
Jimmy Jones said.
Students from Texas A&M
University, the University of
Texas, East Texas State Univer
sity and Odessa College partici
pated in the contest.
Scientist to discuss
big-bang theory
from the Associated General
Contrators Education and Re
search Foundation.
Janet M. Townes, of Grena
da, Miss., received the Saul
Horowitz Jr. Memorial Gradu
ate Award from the Washing
ton-based non-profit organiza
tion committed to improving
construction through research
and educational development
programs. One of only two win
ners of the graduate scholarship
this year, Townes plans to pur
sue a master’s degree in con
struction management at Texas
A&M next year.
The presentations were made
at the organization’s annual
meeting in Houston in March
and were among $130,000 in
scholarships — the largest scho
larship commitment — awarded
by the foundation.
Also during the convention,
H.C. Heldenfels, a Corpus
Christi contractor, was installed
as president of the Associated
General Contractors of Amer-
by Charlotte Boyd
Battalion Reporter
Dr. David N. Scnramm, pro
fessor at the University of Chica
go, will speak tonight on “The
Origin of the Universe — The
Big-Bang” at 8 p.m. in 301 Rud
der Tower.
Schramm, a theoretical
astrophysicist, will try to explain
the cosmological theories of the
universes’ origins.
A massive explosion, refer
red to as the big-bang theory,
attempts to explain the existence
of all galaxies and planets associ
ated with the universe, said Dr.
R. E. Tribble, Head of the Phy
sics Department.
The big-bang theory explains
how the universe began from a
bundle of energy and ex
panded, Tribble said. The ener
gy began cooling off, he said,
and formed many different
types of matter in the cooling
The big bang represents ex
pansion of a tight bundle of
energy into planets, particles
and matter, he said.
The explosion is dated be
tween 8 and 13 million years
ago. The original temperature
of the universe was as high as 10
billion degrees and the original
composition was pure hyd
rogen. In the beginning stages
of expansion, some of the hyd
rogen was converted into
helium by fusion. Hydrogen
and helium in the oldest stars is
being used as a test of the big-
bang theory.
Schramm’s speech is spon
sored by the University Lecture
The best of show grand prize
was awarded to Steve Wilson,
from East Texas State Universi
ty. Two other Fast Texas stu
dents received the next highest
honors. Greg Kopriva was
awarded best of show color and
Brian Coates received best of
show black and white.
Roberto Degaspera, of Texas
A&M, took the second place best
of show color, and Steve Bovee,
from Odessa College, took
second place best of show black
and white.
The grand prize was a Braun
2000 side-mounted strobe,
which is a professional level
flash for cameras. Other prizes
included a free 11 x 14 photo
enlargement by Kodak, an
Ilford XP-1 black and white
photo processing kit and $50
cash prizes.
Preliminary judging took
place Saturday. The photos
were graded on a point system,
ranging from zero to 100.
The photos were judged on
subject matter, composition,
tone quality, and contrast.
The photos are displayed in
the art gallery in the Memorial
Student Center.
You Know
United Press International
A shower requires about half
as much hot water as a bath.
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by Caroline
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Thurs. April 15
Wide Selection
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Holiday Inn
of College Station
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693-1736 — Ext. 100
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