The Register, 1975-10-24, page 1
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VOLUME XLVII" NUMBER 16 "COMPLETE AWARENESS FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT'^ NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERISTY, GREENSBORO i_October 24. 1975 JL Driver Education Center To Study Young Drivers Can young drivers, who generally cause a disproportionate number of the state's auto accidents, be motivated through their high school subjects to become better drivers? This question will be the subject of a year-long research project funded Wednesday for fhe Driver's and Safety Education Center at A&T. The $40,000 grant for the pilot study in five county and five city school systems of the state was awarded by the State Board of Education. "What we hope to do, " said Dr. Isaac Barnett, director of the A&T project and center, "is to see if we can use the courses of the high school curriculum to contruibute to the vast pool of knowledge to aid the youthful driver in making better traffic decisions." As an example, Barnett said traffic safety topics will be included in assignments in English classes; physics classes will study traffic problems such as the laws of motion and of nature and their influence on motion as they relate to car control and fuel conservation. A similar approach will be used in social studies, mathematics and chemistry classes. "If the students are motivated to like those other courses," said Barnett, "we feel they will be motivated to learn to become safe drivers." Barnett has selected 30 driver education teachers in target areas to participate in the study. The areas include Rowan, Cabarrus, Stanley, Anderson and Union counties, and city systems in Albermarle, Concord, Kannapolis, Monroe and Salisbury. He said, if successful, the project could be refunded by the state. The teachers in the project will receive special training for a semester at A&T. While you're looking at them, they're looking at you. These are the color cameras University's TV studio, by Channel Eight. donated to the Channel 8 Donates Cameras By Daryl E. Smith The television studio Oil May Come From New Sources Oil from coal and nuclear energy could become important as alternative energy sources, according to an MIT economist, who added that people don't want to pay the price of extracting and producing these sources. "Alternative energy sources can be developed," said Dr. Everett Hagen, professor emeritus of the Massachusettes Institute of Technology. "The United States has coal resources which contain as much oil as is in the Middle East, but people cite the environmental damages which the mining causes." "We also ought to have a lot more nuclear plants," added Hagen. "They can be relatively safe, but people are afraid of radiation, and how can you guarantee that there won't be some radiation?" Hagen, author of Economics and Social Development, addressed an assembly at A&T Tuesday. He said that oil companies are beginning to buy up coal fields and will probably produce oil from coal if the U.S. will guarantee the price which the companies receive for the oil is as high as it is now. Hagen said the quadrupling of oil prices by the Middle East nations, is posing extreme problems for the low-income countries. He said oil is costing these countries $8 billion more for the same amount of oil. "Because of the drought in Russia," he said, "the cost of food also rose a great deal for those countries, which have been unable to increase their own production. Crosby Hall has been receiving a lot of surprises lately, and Channel 8 has given them another surprise by donating two color RCA TK42 cameras. In inquiring about how the cameras were acquired, members of the AV. team replied. "Dean Frank White told us that the cameras were available plus some associated equipmert that went along with the camera." Asked what they are going to do with two new cameras, members of the A.V. team said, "What we would like to do is take the present equipment out and piace it in a mobile unit and use the new equipment in our studios." . Tyrone Miller said, "It was a surprise to me. I feel that it's a shame to have gotten the equipment from a school that wanted to buy it, and the chances for the equipment to be hooked up. I feel are slim." Anthony Welborne said. "I think the equipment is very useful,if we can get the money to hook it up. It's a chance of a life time for a university of this size to get this type of equipment, if we use it." Dr. Frank White, dean of Arts and Sciences, could not be reached for comment. A&T Faculty Members To Help African Nation Everett Hagen speaks to students on the subject of energy: Two A&T faculty members have been selected to participate in an economic development, project to assist the African nation of Niger. The teachers. Dr. Basil Coley, professor of economics; and Dr. David Godfrey, sociologist with the A&T Extension Service, left Greensboro Wednesday for their initial visit, a fact-finding mission. The project, another effort by A&T to increase its involvement in international development, is being sponsored by African:, an independent n on-p ro fit Washington. D. C. organization, dodu fiU'il to improving the quality ol life in African nations south ol llie Sahara. "On this visit," said Dr. Coley, "we hope to examine all sectors of Niger economy, including its agriculture, mining, manfacturing, and construction. We then will write our report, making recommendations which might serve to enhance their economy." Coley said that Niger, once a French colony, is in pretty dire economic straits. He said the country's per capita income is $88 per year, the literacy rate is only six percent, and the average life expectancy of the people is 37 years. He said the African nation has few valuable exports, but is basically an agricultural country, (See Niger. Page 2)
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