The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 21, 1986, Image 3

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    Friday, Movember 21, 1986/The Battalion/Page 3
State and Local
(Schools to present final views on mergers
Food Services angered
by bonfire food trailer
Permit mixup may end business for 'Kitchen'
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ondn.fiuJSTIN (AP) — Six Texas uni-
cess versities appear today before the Se-
led Committee on Higher Educa-
; lion to make last-chance arguments
proposals to merge them into
(l " n three institutions.
lOtliJiSrhe committee’s vote on the
mill: mergers will not be taken until a De-
lism cember meeting, just before the
Hdy group approves its report to
B 1987 Legislature.
hi n gi(® ev eral busloads of protesting stu-
, coyfflents from Denton, Houston and
s () | ,pouth Texas are expected to appear
for the daylong hearing.
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“I got the biggest auditorium that
was available,” said committee chair
man Larry Temple, who made the
merger proposals.
After almost two years of study
and hearings by the committee.
Temple recommended:
• A merger between North Texas
State University and Texas Woman’s
University, both in Denton.
• A merger between the Univer
sity of Houston-Downtown and
Texas Southern University in down
town Houston.
• A merger between Corpus
Christi State University and Texas
A&I University with a main univer
sity in Corpus Christi and a campus
in Kingsville.
“My recommendations are still the
same,” Temple said Thursday. “I
want to stress the recommendations
are mine and mine alone.
“I think they were appropriate
and proper and I have not been pro
vided any information would cause
me to change my mind.”
Temple said each of the six insti
tutions would be given an hour to
make an oral summary presentation.
By Mike Sullivan
Redpots can rejoice when they get
the 3 a.m. munchies because
Wayne’s Mobile Kitchen, parked on
Lewis Street, is always open. But the
Food Services Department says the
trailer shouldn’t be there.
Jesse Maynard, associate director
for Food Services, said the Food
Services Department was not in
formed about Wayne Tate’s mobile
kitchen, and the department is
checking with the Brazos County
Health Department to make sure
Tate has a food permit.
“We’re responsible for the health
and welfare of the kids on this camp
us,” Maynard said.
Maynard said Food Services
should have been contacted about
providing food for the students
working through the night.
“We can provide food trailers if
bonfire needs them,” he said.
But the Bonfire Committee,
working through its faculty adviser
Bill Kibler, did get clearance for the
trailer from the University.
“They (Wayne’s Mobile Kitchen)
have a valid concessions permit pro-
■ vided by the University,” Kibler said.
Kibler said the committee, which
wanted to make food available all
night for students working on the
bonfire, presented the idea to Jo
Hudson, student activities adviser.
Hudson said the student activities
office thought the bonfire commit
tee was going to work with Food
Services on the project, so it issued
the permit.
“We issued the permit, but not
with full understanding,” Hudson
said. “It was our understanding that
the Bonfire Committee had ar
ranged for hot food and drinks, but
I thought they were going through
A&M to get it.”
Hudson did not want to speculate
on whether the food trailer will be
allowed to remain on campus.
Tate, who arrived Nov. 13 and
opened for business Nov. 14, said
the permit issued to him by the Uni
versity is good until Tuesday.
Kibler said that because the trailer
is supposed to be open only at night,
it should not compete directly with
A&M’s food service operations.
“It was set up with the idea that
the kids could get food at 3 a.m.
when nothing else is open,” he said.
But Tate said Thursday morning
was the first time he’s been closed
since pulling in last week.
“I’ve been working around the
clock since I pulled in,” Tate said.
“At first all I did was take time off
long enough to go get cleaned up
and wash my clothes.”
But despite being open around
the clock for hungry bonfire work
ers, Tate said sales haven’t been
steady and he hasn’t made money.
In Adtrcmce ;
Regents to consider bids
for dining hall renovations
By Mona Palmer
Assistant City Editor
The Texas A&M Board of Re
gents will begin three days of
meetings Friday at 1:15 p.m.
The Planning and Building
Committee will discuss appro
priating $485,000 for a detailed
design of the new Computer Sci
ence and Aerospace Engineering
Building and also will consider
bids for the Duncan Dining Hall
The Committee for Academic
Campuses will discuss establish
ing an Institute for Pacific Asia.
A&M President Frank E. Van
diver submitted a proposal for
the institute.
Vandiver wrote that the focus
of the program should be on sci
ence, technology and economic
development and that the pri
mary geographic focus should be
on the Northern Pacific core of
China, Japan and Korea.
He wrote that the institute
would fully support itself within
three years but, in the meantime,
recommends an appropriation of
$120,000 from the Available Uni
versity Fund to establish the insti
The committee also will con
sider a “memorandum of under
standing” between the A&M Uni
versity System, the University of
Texas System and the city of Aus
The three entities are consid
ering the establishment of a Cen
ter for Environmental Research
in Austin, which would increase
research opportunities in envi
ronmental technology, he wrote.
The three entities must ap
prove the memorandum for the
Center to have a legal basis to be
come operational.
The committees also will meet
Sunday at 1:30 p.m. On Monday
at 10:30 a.m., the committees will
present these and other proposals
to the Board for final approval.
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