The North Texas Daily (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 65, No. 60, Ed. 1 Wednesday, January 27, 1982 Page: 4 of 8
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PAGE 4—THE NORTH TEXAS DAILY
Wednesday, January 27, 1982
Photo by JILL BRANNON
EN GARDE—Ty Farley (left), Denton sophomore, prac- freshman. The two represent the NT Fencing Club in
tices with fencing teammate Greg Jones (right), Denton men’s foil competition.
Building io provide spoce
By GINA JIJRIK
A science research building, one of
four projects undertaken by the Facility,
Planning and Construction office, will
cost $8 million by its expected comple-
tion in January 1984, Dr. Al Hurley, vice
president for administrative affairs, said
Hurley, who is in charge of campus
construction projects, previously has
said the new building will alleviate space
crowding in the research labs of the
Chemistry and Biology buildings.
The other three programs are the
completion of the fifth floor in the
General Academic Building, an energy
conservation program and installation
of fire alarms and lighted emergency ex-
its in IO campus buildings. Hurley said.
Ray McFarlane, director of Facility,
Planning and Construction, said the
Science Research Building will provide
labs for research projects. It will be
located west of the Industrial Arts
Hurley said the $8 million for the
Science Research Building and $1.5 mil-
lion for construction of the GAB fifth
floor is taken from ad valorem property
taxes levied by the state before the 1979
Legislature all but revoked the tax.
The energy conservation program and
installation of fire alarms and lighted
emergency exits on campus will cost $2
million each, Hurley said. The money
for these comes from a state ap-
propriated fund for repair and
rehabilitation construction, he said.
Bids for construction of the GAB fifth
floor will be accepted in March 1982,
Hurley said, and the bidding process
should be completed by Fall 1982.
McFarlane said the fifth floor will be
Doctor: Segregate retarded inmates
AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Department
of Corrections should build a separate prison
for its thousands of mentally retarded in-
mates, a doctor and former TDC director said
Dr. George Beto of Huntsville, a member
of a governor's task force looking into the
plight of retarded convicts, said a unit is
needed where such inmates can work, go to
school and above all else be protected from
The Governor’s Task Force on Intellectual-
ly Handicapped Citizens and the Criminal
Justice System met for the first time Monday.
Beto, TDC director from 1962 through
1972, said the retarded inmates unit should be
different from the maximum security prisons
that TDC builds.
“They should not be living in tanks, or as
they are euphemistically called —
dormitories," he said.
TDC officials are not sure how many men-
tally retarded inmates are among the more
than 30,000 prisoners. Harry Whittington of
Austin, a member of the Texas Board of Cor-
rections, said 14 percent, or 4,500, of the in-
mates were found to be mentally inferior,
scoring below 70 in a standardized IQ test
given at T DC.
“They are unable to defend themselves in
the criminal justice system and after they get
to TDC,” Whittington told the task force. He
also said retarded inmates have trouble in the
Dr. Jimmy Shaddock, TDC’s director of
mental health services, said Whittington’s
numbers on retarded inmates may be high.
Shaddock said 7,000 current inmates scored
below 70 on the IQ exam, but the accuracy of
the test has been questioned.
Dr. Michael Pugh, director ofTDC’s new
mentally retarded offender program, said 75
percent of the inmates diagnosed as retarded
scored above 70 on retests. Some inmates are
uncooperative, so their test results are invalid,
Beto said the number of retarded inmates
probably will increase as Texas becomes more
“When we were an agricultural economy a
mentally retarded child was an economic as-
set (because they could do farm work),” he
said. “But in our large and impersonal cities,
a mentally retarded child is an economic
Beto said retarded people who committed
offenses in the farm towns of yesterday were
let off with forgiving grace.
Johnny McCollum of Gov. Bill Clements’
office gave the task force a summary of how
the criminal justice system deals with the
mentally ill and retarded inmates.
Afterwards, Beto said, “Let’s be realistic. It
doesn't work that way. This mentally
retarded person is poor, stupid, inept and
often inadequately represented.”
He said little effort is made to find out the
mental conditions of retarded inmates.
Whittington cautioned that construction of
a separate unit would be costly. A new prison
planned for Grimes County will cost about
$91 million for 2.000 cells, he said.
Beto said the cost for a retarded inmates’
unit could be less because “you could build a
building with considerably less steel in it.”
Computer personalizes tests
SIGI helps students make career choices
H\ II tWDINI \P
spend as much time as he needs on the com-
SICil may help you to discover things about
yourself — perhaps some things you didn't
it needs your number first. Only after giv-
ing it to SIGI will it talk.
SIGI’s words are designed to help you
make important decisions and choices in the
future. It waits patiently for you to digest
what is said. It will stop when you ask, and
you are free to converse with it again and
again. Its services are free.
SH.I IS NOT a mystical oracle. SIGI is not
i mail-order guru. It lives at the Counseling
and Testing Center on the third floor of the
SIGI is a computer.
SIGI, a microcomputer, is an acronym for
System of Interactive Guidance and Informa-
tion. It is a tool designed to help students
make career choices, Carol Carson of the
Working with SIGI offers a more personal
experience to students, Carson said.
“SIGI offers more detail and is more per-
sonalized than standard written aptitude and
placement tests,” she said. “The student is
given the chance to change his mind and can
SLl DENTS MAY sign up for an orienta-
tion session with SIGI at the center, Carson
said. After orientation, the student is assigned
a secret number by SIGI that allows him to
re-enter the program each time. The student
may then reserve space for 50-minute ap-
pointments with SIGI and work through the
entire system at his own pace, Carson said.
There are now 50 to 60 students working on
the computer, she said.
The five different systems in SIGI are called
value, locate, compare, planning and strategy.
The student begins with the value system.
SIGI asks the student questions about what is
important to him in an occupation. Some
questions SIGI deals with are: Where do you
stand now in your career decision making?
What satisfactions do you want in an occupa-
tion? What occupations should you look into?
Which occupations fit your values best?
After rating the values, SIGI presents the
student with a list of careers, determined by
the way the values were read, that best fit him.
The student selects several occupations. SIGI
then shows the degree to which each value is
inherent in the selected occupations.
The compare system allows a student to ob-
tain answers and information about profes-
sional and non-professional occupations.
Data on jobs from clergy to managing horses,
from plumber to pilot, are available. In this
system, a student learns the steps in career
decision-making and gains the chance to test
himself by putting the steps in correct logical
THEN THE STUDENT rates a list of 10
different values on a scale of one through
eight. The student is then given several tests
where he has the chance to increase or
decrease his rating of each value and to realize
which values are really most important to
THE PLANNING SYSTEM shows the
steps to take when entering a field or career.
The strategy system helps the student de-
sign strategy based on the reward he is likely
to receive in various jobs and the the jobs’
desirability. SIGI offers hypothetical situa-
tions to the student to work in and to make
his own decisions and strategy. SIGI also
makes estimates of the feasibility of a student
entering a field of interest.
The system usually takes three to four
hours to complete, Carson said.
More information about SIGI and its tests
can be made by calling the Counseling and
Testing Center at 788-2741.
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from miniature house
AUSTIN (AP) — Austin police are used to
burglaries, but it took some extra looking to find
a tiny television set stolen from a $500,000
miniature replica of the White House.
The tiny set was recovered over the weekend,
The replica's owner, John Zweifel of Orlando,
Fla., reported the theft last week. He said it ap-
parently occurred while the “White House” was
on display at an Austin shopping mall.
“I called Mrs. Zweifel and she was just elated,”
said Austin Police Sgt. Calvin Smith.
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CAREER DAY is for career minded students who are looking for placement
after graduation. Today, over 120 representatives will discuss career
opportunities with their organizations.
Arco Oil 8 Gas
Army 8 Air Force
Arthur Andersen 8 Co
Arthur Young 8 Co.
Assoc Corp. of N. America
Baxter Systems. Inc
Bell Helicopter Textron
Black 8 Decker. Inc.
H E ButtCo.
Carrollton Police Dept
Carterfone Comm. Corp
Celanese Chemical Co . Inc.
CRC Wireline, Inc
Commercial Union Ins. Co
Computer Lang Res , Inc
Coopers 8 Lybrand
D/FW Airport Board
Dallas Poiice Dept
Del Monte Sales Co
Deloitte Haskins 8 Sells
Denton Police Dept
Dillard's Dept Stores
Ernst 8 Whinney
Economics Laboratory. Inc
Electronic Data Systems
Exxon, U S A
Federal Reserve Bank
Ferrilt's Nursing Registry
First Nat l Bank of Ft Worth
First Texas Savings Assoc
Ford Motor Credit Co
Grandy's Country Cookin'
John H Harland Co.
Houston Police Dept
The Hartford Ins Co
Hoffman, Pederson 8 McBryde
Internal Revenue Service
Ben E Keith Co.
Laventhol 8 Horwath
Lennox Industries, Inc.
Main Hurdman, CPA s
Mfg s Life Ins. Co
Marsh 8 McLennan
Mary Kay Cosmetics
McLean Trucking Co
Mercantile Nat l Bank
Mesquite Police Dept
Mobil Oil Corp
Moore Business Forms. Inc
Murski Hicks 8 Co
Nat'l Farm Life Ins Co
(Johnson 8 Johnson)
Pannell Kerr Forster
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Plano Police Dept
Prudential Ins Co
Nat'l Bank Examiner
Peat, Marwick. Mitchell 8 Co
Republic Nat'l Bank Dallas
Southwestern Lite Ins.
Sun Production Division
Superior Oil Co
(Johnson 8 Johnson)
Tennessee Gas Transmission
Texas Dept of Health
Texas Dept of MH/MR
Texas Dept o( Public Safety
Texas Rehabilitation Com
Texas Power 8 Light Co
Touch Ross 8 Co.
Travelers Ins. Co
US Army Audit Agency
U S Office o( Personnel Mgt
V A Hospital
Wal-Mart Stores. Inc
Weinberg, Edlem 8 Co.
Weldon Aston 8 Co.
City o( Dallas
City of Denton
City ot Fort Worth
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Today, January 27,1982
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Silver Eagle Suite
used to house a portion of the univer-
sity’s computer science center, a $2 mil-
lion computer system.
Hurley said contracts for installing
fire alarms and lighted emergency exits
have been made for Wooten Hall. Instal-
lation in all I0 buildings will be com-
pleted in I8 months, he said. Buildings
with a high rate of human traffic were
chosen for the fire alarm project, he said.
The Facilities, Planning and
Construction Office is the result of a
merger last September between the
Facilities, Planning and Utilization Of-
fice and the Facilities, Design and
Construction Office, Hurley said.
The reason for merging was to achieve
greater efficiency between the two
organizations, he said.
"Physical separation was the main
problem," Hurley said. There were mis-
understandings between the two
organizations because of lack of com-
munication, he said.
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