The Register, 1975-11-25, page 1
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TH|4<f7 REGISTH "COMPLETE AWARENESS- FOR, COMPLETE CCMMTmBNT VOLUME XLVII * NUMBER 26 AAT State Universiry, Greensboro November 25. 1975 ■ ii» .i' 'f John Condon Addresses Dinner Chancellor Dowdy 0eft) greets John P. Condon, president of the National Alliance of Businessmen. By Mary E. Cropps General John P. Condon, president of the National Federal Monqf Funds Research An environmental research project concerned with seeking a more effective disposal of waste produced in pickling cucumbers will be launched by a scientist at A&T State University. The $50,000 project, funded by the United States Environmental Agency, is being conducted by Dr. Robert M. Harrison, a microbiologist and associate professor of soil science at A&T. Joining Harrison in the study will be Dr. Samuel J. Dunn, chairman of the Department of Plant Science at A&T; and Dr. Linda W. Little, a member of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. According to John Carroll, agricultural extension agent for Guilford County, North Carolina ranks about third in the pickling of cucumbers. "The raising of cucumbers is a major industry in Eastern North Carolina, the crop being used as a supplement to tobacco," he said. A problem with which the pickle industry is concerned is the large volume of wastes which . result in the traditional pickling process. Harrison's project will investigate the feasibility of reducing the strength and the volume of the salty wastewaters used in the fermentations of the cucumbers into pickles. "We hope to see, if by using half the amount of salt, we can improve the quality of the pickles and also reduce the strength and volume of the wastewaters." He said this process also might offer more potential for recycling and reuse ofthe salt. "Additionally," said Harrison, "the wastewaters which are generated are expected to be cleaner and more amenable to recycling. Thus, the cost of salt and water could be reduced, as well as the cost of the waste treatment." In conducting the research project, Harrison will work closely with the Perfect Packed Products, Inc. in Henderson. The firm is a major producer of pickles along the Eastern Seaboard. In addition, the A&T group will be assisted by a panel of food scientists from North Carolina, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Harrison holds degrees from the University of Arkansas and Michigan State University. A&T Graduate Receives Teacher Of Year Award RALEIGH-A graduate of A&T, Mrs. Ruby Swinson Murchison , has been named "Teacher of the Year" in North Carolina. She currently lives in Fayetteville. Mrs. Murchison, 42, a veteran of 22 years in the classroom, is a seventh-grade teacher at Washington Drive Junior High School in Fayetteville. She has taught language arts and social studies there for the past 14 years. She said that in her early years she used the ruler a few times to discipline pupils but found that counseling with the individual and the parents was much better. In accepting the award, she said, "This is more than an individual honor. It is a tribute to the teaching profession." She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from A&T State University. The teacher of the year award program is sponsored jointly by the state Department of Public Instruction and the Association of Classroom Teachers. Alliance of Businessmen, was the keynote speaker at the University Foundation's dinner honoring the Chancellor's Council, Friday evening. In his remarks, Condon said that the Black schools must be doing something right because seventy per cent of the Blacks graduating from college receive their degrees from predominantly Black institutions. Condon further stated that many Blacks who enroll in non-minority schools dropout and enroll in Black schools. He attributed this fact to the atmosphere at Black schools where students can feel at home. Turning his remarks to the cluster system, Condon said that there are 50 functioning clusters supporting 61 minority and developing colleges. The figures relating to colleges and clusters are not what they could be, he continued. There are 124 predominantly Black schools, Condon stated, but fewer than half of them are in a cluster program. Condon said this was an inadequate number and the problem has to be worked on through the local level. Condon stated that many students are not trained in the discipline necessary for success in the business world. However, he mentioned that this statement did not apply to A&T. He said that corporations draw their leadership from the fields of business administration and engineering. However, Condon observed, the number of minority Americans in these fields is inadequate. To explain his statement, Condon pointed out the fact that, in 1971, of the 42,000 engineering graduates, only 407 of them were Black. This number improved somewhat in 1974 but only by one and one-half per cent. Condon said these figures are even worse for women. Condon praised A&T's business and engineering programs by saying that they will continue to set an example for others as will the cluster members. In closing, Condon observed that the diplomas students receive are only the beginning of a tough route. He told his audience that each of us must be committed and must maintain that commitment. "Every person who thinks knows that the wisest development of resources is to conserve," Condon stated. He said that we must reaffirm the conviction that a mind, a life and a future are terrible things to waste. This applies not only to Black youth, but to the youth of America. Condon ended by stating that youth are an irreplaceable commodity. A&T Transportation Team Will Evaluate Program Three rival .Two....One....Zero, and the stadium comes alive. The Aggies have demolished their arch NCC 34-16 to share the MEAC championship with South Carolina State. photo by Carter A team of transportation researchers from A&T has been selected to help evaluate a,new federal pilot program designed to improve transportation systems in the nation's rural areas. The A&T involvement will be directed by Mrs. Joyce Johnson, who has already accompUshed considerable research in rural transportation, and Douglas McKelvey, a research associate with A&T's Transportation Institute. To conduct its latest study, a one-year long project, the A&T Transportation Institute has been awarded a grant of $73,349. The funds are being made available by the Office of University Research of the U. S. 'Department of Transportation. According to Arthur Saltzman, director of the institute, the A&T researchers will help to evaluate a $9.65 million demonstration program which was recently authorized under the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1973. That project will initiate pilot transportation programs in 45 locations across the United States, including one in North Carolina. "The transportation problems 'in rural areas are much more severe than those in the urban areas," said Saltzman. "This is contrary to what many persons believe. If a person in a rural area doesn't have his own public transportation, many times he finds himself in a real bind because he can't usually walk as persons in the city can." Saltzman said the A&T researchers will visit at least four of the experimental sites, including one in Cherokee, to ascertain how well the systems are serving the needs of the residents of those areas. The model systems will include a variety of types including fixed routes, as well as systems using volunteer transportation and friends' and neighbors' concepts.
|Title||The Register, 1975-11-25|
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