The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, July 18, 1985, Image 3

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    Thursday July 18, 1985AThe Battalion/Page 3
Facility could open in March
Lab may entice more recruits
Stuff Writer
The new Physiology Research and
Condition Lab, which is expected to
ppen in March, could bring more
Athletes to Texas A&M, a University
|\thletic Department spokesman
Wally Groff, associate athletic di
rector for finance, says the 23,000
■quare-foot facility will be used for
height training classes, athletic train
ing and research. The lab will be lo
cated near the southwest corner of
Kyle Field
“I’m sure its going to be one of the
largest physiology research and
training facilities in the country,”
Groff says. “All of our coaches are
excited about it, and it should help
recruit more athletes.”
Groff savs other athletic facilities
under construction also should help
in recruiting athletes.
He s.ivs construction on both the
Additional Physical Education and
Intramural Playing Field and the
Track and Field Events Center
should be completed by December.
The $3.3 million center, located
west of Olsen Field, will have an in
tercollegiate track, an intramural
field complex similar to one on the
north side of Olsen Field and a golf
driving range.
Groff says the track should bring
larger collegiate track and field
events to the University, such as
NCAA meets. Currently, most
events are held on a rotating basis
with other Southwest Conference
When the track is completed, tem
porary stands will be installed, but
permanent stands with about a 6,800
seating capacity will be placed there
later, Ciroff says.
The track will not be open for
public use, he sayS.
“It will be a first-class facility,”
Groff says.
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Dr. Donald T, Sawyer, of’ California, has been named as head of
the chemistry department- Sawyer, one of the nation’s top re
searchers in the study of oxygen reactions, was trained as an elec-
trot hernist. He started his research t areer in 1056 by studying the
electrochemistry of oxygen dissolved in water. Since then, he has
taught chemistry and ftas published more than 200 research pub
lications and four books. Sawyer will assume department head
duties Sept, I.
Dr. John jf. Diokel, associate dean of the College of Business Ad
ministration, has been named associate provost for computing
and info* mat ion systems at A&M,
In hts new position, Dinkcl wall manage existing computing
resources and assume, responsibility for computing-related insti
tutional planning including administrative, instructional and re
search computing. He also will coordinate planning and imple
mentation for the acquisition and upgrading of computing
resounes, including networking, support services, administrative
applications, and research andmstrueiional computing facilities
and support.
Dinkel’s appointment is effective Sept. 1,
Monique Louise DuBrule, of FI Paso, a senior ornamental horti
culture student at A&M, has won a national competition spon
sored bvthe American Society for Horticultural Sciences.
DuBrule will receive the L.C. Chadwick Outstanding Senior
astk and leadership abilities.
Maintaining a a.99 grade point ratio, DuBrule is the lop horti
culture student at A&M and will graduate in the top one percent
of her class, She also is a National Merit Scholar, a member of sev
eral national honor societies, and is the recipient of the Outstand
ing Graduating Senior Award in the Department of Horticultural
State senator making
bid for Mattox’s job
Associated Press
AUS I IN — State Sen. J.E. “Bus
ter” Brown launched his campaign
for attorney general Wednesday, at^
tacking incumbent Jim Mattox for
spending nearly $260,000 in politi
cal contributions on his successful
commercial bribery trial defense.
Brown, a Lake Jackson Republi
can who has served in the Texas
Senate since 1981, said Mattox’s use
of political f unds for his defense —
even if legal — reflects badly on the
According to financial reports
filed this week with the secretary of
state, Mattox, a Democrat, paid al
most $260,000 in fees for his de
fense in the trial. He was found in
nocent of charges that he threatened
a Houston law firm’s bond business
when it sought to question his sister
in an oil rights case.
Tom Green, Mattox’s political
treasurer, has said that while state
law prohibits personal use of politi
cal funds, it doesn’t ttpply in this case
because the charges against Mattox
resulted from his official actions.
Brown said he won’t make an is
sue of the trial.
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Australian Aggie striving to reach goal
Australian Graeme Wren has
worked on outback cattle stations,
mined for gold, climbed mountains
in Tasmania, explored the Great
Barrier Reel and now hopes to go
into space.
Wren, 28, a flight lieutenant in
the Royal Australian Air Force, is at
A&M on a Rotary Foundation schol
arship and is working toward his
master’s in aerospace engineering.
Wren came to A&M last summer
after speaking to engineers and re
ceiving the University’s enthusiastic
response to his letter of inquiry.
But the diploma isn’t the only rea
son he came to the University.
“A bit of paper doesn’t mean a
thing,” Wren says. “Study and all
that type of thing is fine, but the real
meaning of coming over here is to
get to know and see things. That is
the education — the other is just ic
ing on the cake.
“I’ll never stop looking for the op
portunity to learn — whether it be
technical or otherwise. There is so
much to get involved in.”
Wren has been getting involved in
things all his life.
“1 worked every chance I had,” he
says. “That provided some marvel
ous opportunities. I worked on a two
and one-half million acre outback
station mustering and branding
cattle, and I worked in an iron ore
“I’ll never stop looking for the opportunity to learn —
whether it be technical or otherwise: There is so much
to get involved in. ”— Graeme Wren
mine and I drilled for gold. I built si
los and I worked in blacksmith
“There is truth in the saying that
hard work is a cure for a lot of
things. It helps give you personal
confidence, personal pride, a sense
of achievement and stamina,” Wren
He added that despite being busy,
he still managed to have fun. While
working on a cattle station called
Cosmo Newbry, he said he raised a
joey (a young kangaroo).
“I was a stockman at Cosmo New
bry, and we lived on kangaroo be
cause that was all there was.” he says.
“The local aboriginal tribe killed a
mother kangaroo to eat, so they had
a little joey. I made a little pouch and
had it swinging around my neck with
his little head sticking out.”
Wren says he hasn’t slowed his
pace since he came to the United
States. He spends a great deal of
time traveling and making speeches
about his country. He has spoken at
Tulane University in New Orleans
and at the space center in Houston.
“And I love giving talks to schools
— I’ve spoken to every primary
school in the district/’ Wren says.
“That’s what I like doing.”
He says that in talking with chil
dren both here and in Australia, he
has found they often lack “the aim
and the goal.”
“Children need to learn that aim
— perseverance — is the important
thing,” he says. “If you have a goal,
you reach for the top. If you never
reach it, that doesn’t really matter as
long as you can look back and say ‘I
When he is not studying or visit
ing Schools, Wren says he likes going
for drives and listening to music. But
he doesn’t enjoy rock ’n’ roll.
“I find that you don’t have to
spend a lot of money to enjoy your
self,” he says.
Wren says he doesn’t get home
sick very often. His mind is on some
place even farther away than Austra
“My ultimate desire is to get into
space,” he says.
When Australia was offered a po
sition on the space shuttle, he ap
plied for the position, but it was later
“It was postponed because the po-
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“The people of the state saw an
exhaustive presentation of dial trial
in the media, and I think whatever
their opinions are, they are already
made,” he said.
Brown, 44, is the second Republi
can to enter the race. Last week, Ed
Walsh, the Williamson County dis
trict attorney, resigned his post to
AS did Walsh, Brown accused
Mattox of failing to devote enough
effort to criminal law enforcement.
Brown said that although the at
torney general’s office primarily is to
deal with civil and constitutional is
sues, he believes an attorney general
also can take the lead in criminal jus
tice matters before the Legislature
and elsewhere.
He also discounted reports he
may not be eligible to run because of
a constitutional prohibition on legis
lators seeking offices for which they
approved higher salaries.
Brown said the salary hike in
cluded in the appropriations bill was
minimal, and he said lawmakers at
tached a rider to the bill saying the
raise doesn’t apply if one of them is
elected to the post.
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sition was originally meant for more
of an observer, and that’s a little bit
of a waste of a good spot,” Wren ex
plains. “Instead of sending someone
up as an observer now, we could wait
a little longer and then really utilize
the position.”
Wren says he thinks he has a pre
tty good shot at the position.
“Right now, I’m just trying to im
prove my chances,” he sayS.
Wren will be at A&M another year
improving his chances before he re
turns to Australia. He Says he could
continue his studying at A&M, but
he would rather go home to spend
Some time with his mother, who has
been ill.
“I’ve been recommended for a
Ph.D.,” he says, “and I would really
like to stay because there are things I
haven’t done and things I haven’t
But “my mum is pretty sick,” he
says, “and I keep on thinking here I
am here pursuing all this tech
nical stuff, which in the big scheme
doesn’t really matter much. If 1 lose
out seeing Mum or spending good
time with Mum, it’s just not worth
He says he does know that he will
continue to aim for his goals.
“My ultimate career objective is,
of course, to get involved with the
space program,” Wren says. “My
other objective is to be satisfied and
content with my life. The important
thing is to have a goal.”
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