The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 26, 1986, Image 7

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Friday, September 26, 1986/The Battalion/Page 7 NORTHGATE 846-3768 Fast, Fret; Delivery TEXAS AVE. 696-0234 Warped by Scott McCullar "'hat apf 1 0ff icer Brent IUl( '0astCuar(i llutln g the sear;.' lave covered; ! llce the accidf; ' lla, h officials s , )c 8 an Tuesdai. Phantom II« ' eor Ritt coast t ifficials called i ission. 'fine fliers b. Steven A.Ci Iowa; andCapi of Canon,0, 1 Short) ,ih t: • vessel. Aen to Beaufoi id released Hi h continued, It scussed [one stigate the iory boai ii' ist, Dr. Chari! 's Advisors Cc orians, librara history on hisir viduais and ori- al HistoncaKe ity archivist sac : Award f How of the Soot ireas ofspeoi: , and heisak ncec was named a? Senior Award ted as the second meeting of a at Kansas in i and Bridle.k , Terry will cob 3r30yeo Iministratoni ension pnw* loth retired tilt! 1976. He wasi! i from the ess- ...MV THE F4KE. CLASS 5CHE.PULE5 miLEP OUT HAD STVVLHTS KEPOTT TO CLASSES It/ THE- ODDEST CAMPUS LOCAT/OASt YOUV MlSENT THE1M OUT? fMFK FOR HAVIi OF 'iOUK 1 T/OUR X« AflCTW UTT X CARD? ONE UN-NAMED 30UPCE SAID,"ITS AS IF THE UNIVEKSITV WETE THE BUTT Op SOME ONE'S ENORMOUS JiDKE? Waldo by Kevin Thomas mOOl THE. UNIVERSITY POLICE are LOOKING for rou! THEY SAY YOU DID SOMETHING TO THE DELL TOWER! BUT ALL I ' DID WAS FI* IT UP! V/fMT do Vou ME/W, "Fix IT Up"?!/ / I HADE IT INTO SOME THING USEFUL! "/Gr" I J'ai Afraid to ask... O O o Count rises as 19th bank fails in Texas RICHARDSON (AP) — The U.S. Comptroller of the Currency on Thursday declared Heritage Na tional Bank in Richardson insolvent and appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. as receiver. The bank will reopen Friday as Brookhollow National Bank, and its depositors will automatically become depositors of the new bank, subject to approval by the appropriate court, said Julie Amberson, spokeswoman for the FDIC in Washington. It was the 19th bank failure in Texas and the 104th in the nation this year. Dale Underwood, spokesman for the comptroller’s office, said the bank’s failure was primarily the re sult of inadequate supervision by the board of directors and speculative lending practices. Brookhollow National will assume about $30.1 milion in 3,500 deposit accounts and has agreed to pay the FDIC a purchase premium of $290,000, Amberson said. It also will buy some of the failed bank’s loans and other assets for $16.2 milllion. $19.50 FOR A 20” SPECIALTY PIZZA Expires 31 Dec 1986 SALES TAX NOT INCLUDED AT PARTICIPATING CHANELLO S ONLY NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER SPECIAL OFFER Plan to move inmates OK’d by officials TYLER (AP) — State officials have given Smith County permis sion to proceed with a plan to house minimum-security prison ers at an alternate site to ease overcrowding in the county jail. The Texas Commission of Jail Standards unanimously ap proved a resolution Wednesday that was adopted by the commis sioner’s court last Friday. The fifth floor of the court house will be used as an interim minimum-security site, with a limited capacity of 47 prisoners, and a permanent structure will be built on the top floor of the Smith County office building’s parking garage, according to the resolu tion. Officials said the new $11 mil lion county jail has been crowded since it opened in January, and some minimum-security prison ers were given deferred terms. U.S. oil equipment industry feels crunch, looks abroad TAMU SNOW SKI CLUB Breckenridge ’87 JANUARY 10-16 (5 DAYS OF SKIING INCLUDED) Breckenridge Keystone Copper Mountain A-Basin INCLUDED: Transportation, Summit Lift Passes, Condominiums, Races, Parties, and More! TRIP DETAILS AND DEPOSITS ROOM 601 RUDDER MONDAY, SEPT. 29,1986 7:00 PM SK!CLUB PRICES BY AIR:$445 BY BUS: $335 HOUSTON (AP) — The sharp decline in domestic drilling has forced U.S. oil-field equipment man ufacturers to look overseas as they struggle to stay afloat in a declining market. Earlier this year, USX’s Oilwell Supply International negotiated a li censing agreement with an Indone sian company to manufacture pumping units. Hughes Tool Co. decided to consolidate the produc tion of rig tools at a plant in the Ne therlands after closing a facility in North Houston. And Weatherford International relocated its operating headquarters to Hanover, West Germany. The reason for the increased in terest in the international market is simple: Exploration overseas has held up much better than in the United States since oil prices plunged about 60 percent in the first half of the year. The domestic rig count tumbled 62 percent between January and July, but drilling activity in the rest of the world declined only 35 per cent in the same period, according to Hughes Tool Co. “The large equipment maker has to look abroad,” says Hughes spokesman Don King. Drilling outside the United States has held up better because much overseas production is controlled by government-owned companies rather than by for-profit companies. Their funds are committed years in advance. Developing nations may need to maintain drilling programs to provide jobs and get oil produc tion going to bring in revenues. Meanwhile, many domestic pro ducers have said the low prices make many ventures unattractive, and complain that volatility makes it dif ficult to plan for the future. Historically, more rigs operated in the United States than in the rest of the world. In 1982, an average of 3,105 rigs operated in the United States, com pared with 1,667 in the rest of the world, and the oil-field equipment giants looked to U.S. drillers for the bulk of their sales. By last February that equation had reversed: The U.S. rig count fell to 1,444 while there were 1,678 rigs op erating in the rest of the world. With the action shifting abroad, the equipment makers are scram bling to establish, or reinforce, the overseas presence. Many fear the United States will lose its edge as the leader in oil-field technology. America may be dominant, but not like it was in the past, says Eu gene L. Butler, the president and chief executive officer of Weather ford. Companies, of course, are taking many tacks to make inroads abroad, or strengthen their presence. Some companies are trying to un load surplus equipment at low prices. Others are consolidating manufacturing capacity in foreign nations. 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