The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 45, No. 15, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 22, 1966 Page: 4 of 8
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1960
I a b Iff BOOK REVIEW
b UggeSTor No W In Use Story of Admiral Calvert
A simple device that will tell the
counselor in a few minutes which
of 2,160 universities, colleges, and
junior colleges best fit the student's
requirements is now being develop-
ed at Northwestern University.
Called the College Suggestor, the
device is being developed under a
$55,077 grant from the U.S. Office
of ' Education and in cooperation
with the Educational Testing Ser-
vice. Plans call for, a prototype of
the College Suggestor to be com-
pleted this winter and to be tested
in 1966, and for production models ,
to be made available in 1967. The-
price will probably be under $50.00,'
"Our hope," said B. Claude Ma-
tins, professor of education and
psychology and assistant dean . of
the Graduate School at Northwest-
ern, who is the principal investiga-
tor for the College Suggestor, "is
that the use of the device will en-
courage counselor's,to examine col-
leges from the standpoint of mul-
tiple characteristics rather than
from the usual approach of only
The Coilege Suggestor will in-
crease the student's choice of
characteristics from the usual
thuee or four to a possible 220. Ma-
this said that by the time the de-
vice is put into production it may
offer as many as 300 to 350 char-
The College Suggestor utilizes the
techniques of optical coincidence,
which has previously not been used
for this purpose, according to Ma-
this. The device consists of plastic
cards the size of a sheet of typ-
ing paper. Each card represents
a single characteristic or category
such as "tuition under $1,000."
When a specific college has the
characteristic represented by the
card, there is a clear space on the
card at that college's permanent
position. If it does not have the
characteristic, the space is opaque.
To retrieve data from the Col-
lege Suggestor, individual cards
representing the desired character-
istics are selected from the pack
of 220 cards. These are superim-
posed one on the other. Where spa-
ces on the cards are coincident,
points of light are visible. These
dots of light represent colleges hav-
ing all the- desired characteristics.
In the spaces, reference numbers
are printed. These numbers identi-
fy specific colleges in an accom-
panying code book. The ease with
which the College Suggestor is used
is suggested by this example:
The student wants a coilege with
library science as a major field (1)
located.in the Midwest (2), where
aid is available (3), a coeducation-
al institution (4), with tuition char-
ges under $1,000 (5), in a suburban
community (6), with an enrollment
between 1,000 and 2,499 (7) .having
a low student-faculty ratio (8),-and
where 75 per cent of the faculty
have Ph.D.'s (9). ■
The cards representing the nine
characteristics are stacked togeth-
er and reveal through the dots of
light those colleges that meet these
requirements. The process takes
a couple of minutes at the most.
The Educational Testing Service
already has begun a thorough
search of educational literature to
determine college characteristics
that ai'e usable and available.
Offers 'Realistic Picture'
No J-TAC Mar. 1
There will be no J-TAC Tuesday,
March 1 due to renovation of. the
present facilities of the. Stephen-
vilie Daily Empire, publisher of
the College paper.
A complete revamping of equip-
ment has ben taking place at the
Empire for- the last few months
and the process will culminate
Feb. 28, press day for the schedu-
led March 1, J-TAC.
Rear Admiral James Calvert,
whose own career in the U. S. Na-
vy has brought him world-wide re-
cognition, gives a frank descrip-
tion of the naval officer's career
in his new book, "THE NAVAL
PROFESSION," recently published
Admiral Calvert gives a realistic
picture of life in the Navy, cover-
ing all subjects and all aspects of
the naval officer's life. He explains
not only the many different careers
the Navy offers and the many dif-
ferent ways of becoming an offi-
cer, but also what it is like to be
a professsional officer, what it feels
like to command a ship, to take
part , in a sea. battle or to land
troops for invasion, what being a-
professional office^1 means.
Rear Admiral Calvert is a dedi-
cated sailor arid an honest one. He
is well aware tyat the Navy is not
the right life for all; The enthusias-
tic and alluring picture of the sea-
going life that he presents is there-
fore tempered with realistic infor-
mation about the hazards and bur-
dens of the profession.
The Naval Profession is frank,
and serious. It assumes tMt the
man considering Uncle Sam's Navy
will want to know as much as pos-
Ohioan James Calvert attended
Oberlin College and then entered
the U. S. Naval Academy. He was
executive officer of the submarine
Jack during World War II, and
twice won the Silver Star and
Bronze Star Medals. He command-
ed the USS Skate on both her his-
tory-making arctic voyages. For
his achievements in the- Skate he
was awarded three Legion of Merit
medals. He is the author of Sur-.
face" at the Pole: The Extraordi-
nary Voyage of the USS Skate. Ill
June of 1965, Calvert was selected
for rear admiral, the second young-
est officer to be so selected in the
history of the Navy. He is now on
duty in the Pentagon.
St. Luke's Sponsoring Pancake
Supper Tuesday; Lent Starts Wed.
St. Luke's Episcopal Church will
sponsor its traditional Pancake
Supper on Shrove* Tuesday, Feb.
22, according to Carol Gleber, ,Dal-
Shrove Tuesday immediately pre-
ceeds Ash Wednesday,' the official
opening of Lent.
Miss Gleber stated that, the tra-
dition of holding a Pancake Sup-
per comes down from the ancient
custom of using up all the fats and
grease before the fasting period of
In addition to the customary
Supper, this year St. Luke's will
feature a Pancake Race. The race
will include Episcopal girls at
Tarleton' competing against the
Newman Club and any other girls
who are willing to compete.
The contest involves flipping
pancakes while rurining down the
street in front of St. Luke's Church,
Miss Gleber stated. A free supper
will be ofered to the winners.,
Anyone wishing to take part' is
asked to notify Father Garrard.
Ash Wednesday services will be
held tomorow, Feb.23 at the church
beginning at 7 and 9 a.m. and at
5:10 p.m. The 5:10 service will
be preceded by the Litany and
Penitential Office at 5 p.m.
Father Garrard noted that hours
for the Sacrament of Penance to-
day are 3:30 arid 8 p.m. in the
chapel of St. Luke's.
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NDS Tells 'How
To Get A Job'
The ten most important facts *
students should tell prospective
summer employers about them-
' selves were revealed in replies re-
ceived from a questionnaire sent
to selected resorts and camps
thuroughout the United States.
1) What is your past work ex-
perience and training?
2) Are you willing to work and
cooperate with others?
3) Are you mature, punctual? Do
you exercise good judgment?
4) What is your age? (Minimum
age is of most concern).
5) What dates are you available
to work? If applying to a resort,
the sooner you Can report and
the later you can stay, the better.
6) Give three or four good refer-
ences. Please no friends or rela-
tives. Teachers or faculty mem-
bers and former employers are
the best. ;
7) Give assurance that you will
fulfill your work contract until the .
end of the working period.; (
8) Be pleasant and cheerful.
9) State any special skills you
have - something you can' do or
can teach others to do.
10) Give yqur reasons for wanting
a summer job.
RADIO & TV
" §ales & Service
* Transistor Radios
220 W. College
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