The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 01, 1982, Image 7

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member 11
local / state
usifob competition
alkit A&M tighter
albums In
Collection by Elaine Engstrom
ic and the] Battalion Staff
Countn \\ More layoffs in Bryan-College
i next yen tatlon, tighter department
he third sj> udgets, and increased migra-
J. Milton\°n from northern states may
s. w hich Ic lean the competition for full-
on. These me ) 0 ^ s at Texas A&M Univer-
the Depati lt )' is g ettin g tougher,
i recognitio- More applicants for fewer
teiils ol \ acancies seems to be the gener-
ner headt * tren< ^ i n full-time campus em-
tmem and ^ o y menl > University employ-
eritusofhi ient uianager Wayne McGuire
' T he tighter job situation is
lustrated by the low number of
11 ah vacancies. On Oct. 28, 1981,
t I aere "ere 42 clerical and 102
LdiM-clerical positions open,
ompared to the eight clerical
nd 34 non-clerical positions
"V I /2kOpen at the same time this year.
X V/ Cl McGuire said one reason for
ewer vacancies is the rising
lumber of job layoffs in the
the insanin or f mun * t y> specifically the
hutdown of the NL Atlas Brad-
ord Co.
“As companies layoff work-
rs,’ - he said, “more people are
gi.ulii.ri ornin g to look for jobs on cam-
"l m( |' ls .| jus and more people are hold-
l ( , ( | ( id on to their campus jobs.”
sew Von W ne example of the increased
. . . ompetition occurred recently
.hen a vacant secreterial posi-
ion attracted four times the
tsual number of applicants.
Twenty people applied for the
ab, in contrast to the five appli-
TA71A a 9° ns are usually filed.
\ \ 11 H. Ray Smith, personnel dire-
tor for the University, said
Texas A&M is the largest em-
( ' ^ < M er * n l ' ie community with
^ ',800 employees.
He said the low vacancy level
tnd low turnover rate is un
it was prn i SUa l.
tad no ale “it’s the lowest 1 can recall
nis in thavithin the last 10 years,” he said,
of. fiwea'The current low level is prob-
re ahead a
t said,
d the irad
in a setiesi
4 forts by
;d of mot
rom the t
Ts Dep.n
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louston art'
ickley cas
how it is ii
it should
e pit
Student Ce
ably due, in part, to departments
watching their funds more
closely and not creating many
new' jobs.”
However, he said the employ
ment business on campus is very
seasonal. In April and May,
there are a lot of clerical vacan
cies as students’ wives resign. In
the summer, clerical positions
open and the University some
times hires high school students
to fill the positions until fall.
Walt Baker, local manager for
the Texas Employment Com
mission, said the unemployment
rate for Bryan-College Station is
5.8 percent.
He. said the number of inital
claims filed for unemployment
benefits have jumped 400 per
cent over the same time in 1981.
Local companies, such as NL
Atlas Bradford Co., have laid off
workers, but Baker refused to
comment on possible connec
Student employment, howev
er, seems to be more positive.
Clair Fink, student employ
ment supervisor, said the num
ber of students working part-
time on campus has increased 10
percent. “In the period from
September 1981 to Aug. 31,
1982, there were approximately
7,200 students working on cam
pus — up 1,000 students from
the year before.”
A possible reason for the in
crease was the hiring freeze put
into effect in January by Univer
sity President Frank E. Vandiv
er, Fink Said. The action re
stricted hiring full-time em
ployees until August.
To meet their workloads, de
partments hired student work
ers if possible.
While job opportunities are
good, there has been no change
in the number of students ap
plying for jobs, she said.
R.eagan protest
reld in Austin
United Press International
AUSTIN — About 65 people,
ging from toddlers to the
erly, marched Saturday from
; Istate Capitol to their
eagan Ranch” to protest Pres-
:nt Reagan’s economic poli-
“Reagan, Reagan, he’s a
titor, only to big industry will
cater,” the protestors chanted
a two-mile walk to their en-
mpment at a baseball field
ar the Colorado River in
wntown Austin.
The protestors also criticized
■publican Gov. Bill Clements
r supporting the Reagan
“Clements, Clements, he’s no
od, get him out of the neigh-
rhood,” they yelled.
The march was part of a
t ion wide protest of “Reagano-
ics” that began last weekend
d has spread to more than 30
mp-out rallies.
One marcher, Onnie Byrd,
, said, “I think it’s great.”
“They couldn’t have named it
ly better,” she said. “Rich peo-
e don’t care anything about us
>or people.”
The Austin demonstration is
sponsored by the Association of
Community Organizations for
Reform Now' and is supported
by 25 other civic, church, en
vironmental and political
More than 30 bright green
tents were set up Friday at the
start of the four-day protest. It is
aimed at reminding people of
“Hoovervilles” in the 1930s,
organizer Holly Blake said.
The protestors, she said, hope
to mobilize voters against candi
dates who support Reagan’s
programs in Tuesday’s general
“This is just to try to get peo
ple aware of what we’re facing,”
said Ruby Melrose, 62, of Au
stin, a member of ACORN.
“Reaganomics has cut social
programs to the bare bones,”
she said. “It has caused too much
unemployment and too many
business failures. It’s a cruel joke
to the American people.”
The protest will also include a
soup line, workshops, a candi
dates’ forum and a protest at the
governor’s mansion Monday.
ollision cause
;till unknown
United Press International
ining the cause of a two-plane
illision that killed four people
ill take several weeks, said fed-
i 'al investigators, who believe
tulty radio transmissions may
ave contributed to the crash.
; The crash occurred Wednes-
ay when a Piper Navajo en
aute from Opelousas, La., w'as
pproaching Dallas Love Field
?e$ or forn’rJ a Cessna 337 Skymaster was
iem how G ff f rorn nearby Addison
lechonics Airport.
persono Ej_o. Johnson of the National
e Importation Safety Board in
ort Worth, who is heading the
iquiry, said Friday it had been
etermined the last radio trans-
Nov aission from one of the planes
an tad instructed the pilot to de
pend and turn south.
Floo , pjj ot 0 f (yg pjp er i ia{ ]
equested flight information
econds before the crash and
*ras told to turn south and de-
cend to 2,000 feet, Johnson
i f “So far as w r e know he had not
I you
turned when the crash occur
red,” he said. “Shortly after
ward, the Cessna pilot came on
and said he was north of Addi
son Airport.”
Johnson said controllers may
have misunderstood what the
pilot said and reported it back as
Arlington Airport.
“The (Cessna) pilot didn’t
correct the mistake when he cal
led back. Maybe both just mis
understood each other,” John
son said.
He said tapes revealed the
conversation w'as garbled and
may have been caused by a faul
ty ground receiver.
Johnson said Allen Lebo, an
air traffic control specialist with
the National Transportation
Safety Board, told him a check
of other tapes revealed distor
tion in conversations with six
planes during the day, indicat
ing the problem may have stem
med from a ground receiver at
Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Air
Battalion/Page 7
November 1, 1982
Carolyn Ruffino is the only
candidate with the experience
to match the job.
The record speaks for itself. Carolyn Ruffino is the only
candidate who has experience as a prosecutor. Carolyn
Ruffino’s experience is much more diversified and her legal
career has been intensely devoted to serving Brazos County.
Only Carolyn Ruffino’s experience can meet the needs of the
County Court at Law.
Carolyn Ruffino’s
experience in
these areas...
The Job
The County Court at Law
Judge presides over
six different areas
of the law:
Entertains matters relating to detention
hearings, adjudication hearings,
disposition hearings, motions to revoke
probation, certification hearings while
always trying to balance the question of
what is in the best interest of the child
and of society through programs
designed for treatment, training and
rehabilitation of the child. All
proceedings require an in depth
knowledge of the Texas Family Code.
Juvenile prosecutor in County Court at Law
In over 300 cases filed, represented interests of the people of
Brazos County in adjudication hearings to determine whether a
child had broken the law in all types of offenses ranging from
truancies to aggravated robberies
In disposition hearings, to determine what should be done with a
child who had been found to have engaged in delinquent
conduct or was in need of supervision
In certification hearings, to determine if case should be
transferred to district court
In detention hearings, to determine where a child should
temporarily stay
In motions to revoke or modify conditions of prior probation
Has thorough working knowledge and application ofjuvenile law
Approximately 300 court appearances in County Court at Law
Entertains hearings and trials for
violations relating to assaults, DWIs,
theft under $200.00. unlawfully carrying
a weapon, possession of marijuana
under 2 oz., reckless conduct, criminal
trespassing, criminal mischief under
$200.00, sale of alcohol to minors, illegal
sale of beer, public loudness,
harassment, burglary of coin-operated
machines, and traffic appeals. All
proceedings require an in depth
knowledge of the Texas Penal Code and
the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.
Assistant District Attorney for 2‘/2 years
In over 500 cases, represented interests of the people of Brazos
County relating to offenses ranging from criminal mischief over
$200 to murder
Appeared in court almost daily for 2‘/2 years for hearings ranging
from docket calls, pretrial hearings, trials, motions to revoke
probation, bond hearings and grand jury hearings
Has a thorough working knowledge of and applicability of
criminal laws and Texas code of criminal procedure
As chief prosecutor responsible for all cases filed in 272nd
District Court, made court appearances daily
Entertains all applications, petitions,
and motions regarding probate of wills,
administration of estates for those
descendants without a will, hearings for
the declaration of heirship and hearings
regarding guardianships. All
proceedings require an in depth
knowledge of Texas Probate Code and
Texas Rules of Civil Procedure.
As Assistant Trust Officer in the Trust Department of one of the
areas leading banks, helped to manage and oversee the
probating of wills, assets of estates and guardianships
Gained a good working knowledge of investment and financial
Advised relatives or representatives of a descendent’s estate
regarding the application of probate laws
While in private practice of law, represented estates of
descendents in approximately 15 cases in probating the will,
collecting the assets, paying off debts and closing out the estates
and in helping to appraise value of assets
Worked closely with real estate appraisers for estate planning
and for preparation of tax returns
Has an in depth working knowledge of Texas Probate Laws and
rules of civil procedure
aniMf nm;
Entertains all applications, petit ions and
motions regarding mental illness and
incompetency hearings. All proceedings
require an in depth knowledge of Texas
Probate Code. Mental Health Code and
Texas Code of Civil Procedure.
Has represented interests of many clients with mental illness
problems due to alcoholism, temporary insanity and insanity
Worked with many mental health experts in Brazos County,
Rusk State Hospital and Austin State Hospital regarding sanity
or insanity in both civil and criminal cases
Has an in depth working knowledge and application of mental
health code and of probate code
Hears all condemnation suits and allows
for the compensation for property taken
as. well as for all loss and damage
resulting from the taking of any property
in Brazos County. These proceedings
require an in depth knowledge of real
estate law and civil laws.
• Instructor for American College of Real Estate for 3 years and
taught courses regarding real estate law as it relates to the
buying and selling of real estate
• In private practice, represented many clients in helping them to
plan the development of their estates and appraise the values of
• Worked closely with many real estate appraisers
• During past five years, has developed an in depth working
knowledge of real estate law as it relates to ownership of land
and to appraisals of real estate property
civil matters mwmmmm
Hears all controversies between
individuals from $500.00 and up to
$10,000.00 in value. These proceedings
require an in depth knowledge of civil law
and the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure.
** 'W ■
While in private practice of law, has handled over 300 cases
involving matters between individuals ranging from the drafting
of contracts, rental agreements, collection of rental fees,
garnishments, wage disputes and destruction of property
Has represented several clients in contested matters for the
enforcement of terms of contracts
Has an in depth working knowledge of civil law and Texas Rules
of Civil Procedure
County Court at Law Judge
Paid Pol. Adv. by the committee to elect Carolyn Ruffino. P.O. Box 3605. Bryan. Tt. 77805