The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Ed. 1 Thursday, April 21, 1988 Page: 1 of 10
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A Proud Part
Texas A&M System
Thursday, April 21, 1988
USPS No. 133
boast huge turnout
By DIANNE BALES
A record number of voters, 1015,
cast their ballots last Thursday to
elect Craig Cline the new student
body president of TSU.
' ;Cline, a junior physical education
major from Arlington, received 555
votes to Rob Van Til's 222 and John
A? formal complaint lodged by
Hughes' alledged illegal campaign
activities against Cline prior to the
election outcome. Student Senate
Monday night discredited the letter.
Vice president of External Affairs
is Tim Lashombe; V-P for Finance
is Judy Vann; V-P for Student Ser-
vices will be decided today in a run-
off election between Robert Parkey
and Max Dixon.
Senators for the departments are:
Accounting and Finance, Matt
Hawkins and Bonnie Burns;
Agriculture, David Bates and G'an-
na Pfeiffer; Agriculture Education,
Jennifer Wright and Rickey Moeller; .
Biological Science, David Cook and
Monica Machen; CIS and Manag-
ment, Dee Dee McAbee and Keith
Wilcox; Education and Psychology,
Kim Elliot and Michelle Yates;
English and Languages, Becca Scott
and Jennifer Stuart; Fine Arts and
Speech, Dana Brinkley and Justin
Schmitt; General Business and
Marketing, Kelly Smith and Rob
Van Til; Graduate Studies, Hugh
Ragsdale and Darrell Brown; Health
and Physical Education, Jan Dixon
and Carla Campbellf Home
Economics, Marci Dunham and
Melody Schulte; Industrial
Technology, Gary Thomas and
Larry Wagner; Mathematics and
Physics, Scott Keith; Military
Science, Daniel Thiebaud and Tony
Turpin; Physical Science, John
Hughes and David White; and Social
Science, Michael Deen and Tom
The 10 cheerleaders for next year
are Carla Campbell, Deana Conlee,
Jana Dixon, Celeste Duncan, Ken-
dra Harris, Lewana Hensaling, An-
drea Hickman, Cristi Huffman, Jody
Loudermilk, and Kim.Seawright.
A close vote in the Vice President
of Student Affairs race required a
runoff-between Robert Parkey and
Max Dixon. That election will be
Parkey and Qixon were also
elected to the Senate, so their senate
seats will also be decided. Should
Parkey win v-p, his Agriculture
senate seat will go to his alternate
and if Max Dixon garners more
votes, his alternate will take the
Mathematics and Physics seat.
Who will represent Tarleton as the
Texan will also be determined today.
In the running for this honor are Bar-
bara Dolloss and Rhonda Lee. The
Texan rides a horse at home football
games and one away game and car-
ries the Tarleton flag.
At Monday night's Student Senate
meeting, Dr. Mike Leese suggested
finding an alternative Texan mascot
besides the horse. Leese would like
to see one that would not pose such
an expense and be able to represent
Tarleton at all away football gaines
and basketball games.
Polling places stayed busy
most of the day last Thursday
as 1,015 voters participated in
student body elections. This is
the voting table in the
Humanities Building. (Photo
by Dianne Bales)
Tarleton brings home championship trophies
.Students invited to attend
fifth annual Beach Bash
This Friday night starting at 7
p.m., the Tarleton Corps of Cadets
will be presenting the fifth annual
TSU Beach Bash. For an entry fee
of $4, students may participate in
such events as jalepeno eating,
guzzling, tug-of-war, egg-tossing,
and a wet t-shirt contest. Winners
will receive gifts.
For added entertainment; there
will be a D.J. and the band.
Highlife, present at the eveht. '
Directions to the Beach Bash are
as follows: take HWY 377 north
toward Fort Worth. Then turn right
on HWY 205 toward Cedar Point
and the rodeo arena. The party will
be on the right about one mile from
So start the summer off right, by
attending the biggest party of the
year: the TSU Beach Bash.
TSU News Service
Champions in golf, men's and
women's tennis, -and men's and
women's track and field were decid-
ed last weekend in Abilene in the
12th annual Spring Sports Cham-
pionships in the Texas Intercollegiate
Howard Payne University won its
first golf championship after
finishing with a 108-hole tournament
total of 18.19. Howard Payne had led
since the first day of competition.
Tarleton State University was second
with a total of 1884, followed by
McMurry College, 1915, Austin
College, 1918, and Sul Ross State
University, 1947. Tim Kilgore of
Howard Payne was individual
medalist with a 455 total. Tony Raf-
fele of Tarleton, Doug Blevins, Ron-
nie Hansen, and Richard Swink of
Howard Payne, and Troy Mon-
tgomery of Tarleton rounded out the
all-conference golf team.
Chili teams heat up for annual cookoff
By MELANIE MQWELL
It's that time of year again, time
'for the eighth annual Lambda Chi
Alpha O.K. Chili cookoff. The fun
will officially begin at 11 a.m., April
23, at the Tarleton State University
,,General admission will be $3 per
person. I.D. 's will be checked at the
front gate. Those of age will receive
a wrist band. B. Y.O.B. and no glass
containers are allowed.
Chili teams will meet with Scott
Haynes at 10:30 a.m. for details.
Deadline for chili teams is April 23
at 10:30 a.m. Entry fee is $25 and
entry forms can be picked up at the
TSU post office.
The first, second, third and fourth
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place winners, in both chili and
showmanship contests, will receive
plaques and aprons. The winners
will be announced at 4:30 p.m.
Along with the chili, there will be
horseshoe throwing, Jalepeno eating
contest, cow chip throw, best tan
lines (men and women) contest,
volleyball games, dunking booth,
and much more.
One of the highlights of the day
will be a live band. John Henderson
and the Gold Rush Band will be
This is the eighth consecutive year
for the Lambda Chi Chili Cookoff,
and members look forward to
another big success.
For more information contact
either Scott Haynes at 968-1427,
Rob Wolaver at 968-3019, or Dirk
Hibler at 968-9083.
Howard Payne also won the men's
championship in tennis, scoring 46
team points. McMurry was second
at 40 points, followed by Austin Col-
lege, 32, Sul Ross, 20 and Tarleton,
2. Singles flight winners were Bo
Burton, Garret Pittenger, and Vic-
tor Mendoza of McMurry, and
Wayne Churchill, Mike Figueroa,
and Lynn Williams of Howard
Payne. Doubles flight winners were
Burton and Pittengerand Mendoza
and Stephen Garcia of McMurry,
and Figueroa and Tim Bourke of
Sul Ross won the women's cham-
pionship in tennis, scoring 53 team
points. Austin College was second
with 39 points, followed by
Tarleton, 37, McMurry, 19, and
Howard Payne, 4. Singles flight
winners were Shelly Fowler and
Terri Hoerster of Tarleton, Daila
Scranton, Hilda Galindo, and Paula
Dannheim of Sul Ross, and Amy
Lee of Austin College. Doubles
flight winners were Fowler and
Cassie Myatt of Tarleton, Scranton
and Brown of Sul Ross, and Lee and
Barbara Reams of Austin College.
Tarleton State University again
repeated as men's and women's
champion in track and field. Both
teams scored 107 points to claim the
title, but the Tarleton men had a much
tougher time winning the meet, nip-
ping Howard Payne by nine points.
It marked the 11th title for the
Tarleton women and the 10th for
the Tarleton men.
In the men's competition,
Tarleton's 107 points was followed
by Howard Payne with 98, Austin
College, 34, McMurry, 15, and Sul
Tarleton's Terry Talton, who won
the triple jump and the long jump
with a record leap of 25-1 Vi, was
named the meet's Outstanding Field
Performer. Howard Payne's Andy
Johnson, who won the 1500 meter
run and the 5000 meter run with a
record 15:38.48, was named the
meet's Outstanding Track Per-
former. Howard Payne also had the
High Point Individual in Stuart
Burleson. Tarleton's Kenny Moore,
winner of the 400 meter run and the
800 meter run, was the meet's
Outstanding Freshman Performer.
In the women's competition,
Tarleton's 107 points was followed
by Howard Payne with 57,
McMurry, 40, Austin College, 33,
and Sul Ross, 23.
Tarleton's Paula Steffen was High
Point Individual and named the
meet's Outstanding Freshman Per-
former. Diann Riffe of McMurry
was named the Outstanding Field
Performer and Stephanie Hudgins of
Austin College, who sej meet
records in the 800 meter /run and
1500 meter run, was named the
meet's Outstanding Track Per-,
former. The only other record set at
the meet was by Lisa Lucky of
Austin College who eclipsed her
own record in the 5000 meter run by.
running a 19:37.62.
Next year's spring sports cham-
pionships will be hosted by Tarleton
State University in Stephenville,
TSU hosts regional spring meets
TSU News Service
The spring meets in Region II, Conference A A
of the University Interscholastic League get
underway this week at Tarleton State Universi-
ty. As annual hosts of the regional academic and
athletic competitions, TSU will be entertaining
students from some 56 schools in eight Class AA
districts in the area.
The regional meet begins Friday, April 22 with
competition in 17 categories of academic events.
Included in these are one-act plays, debates,
Lincoln-Douglas debates, prose interpretation,
poetry interpretation, persuasive speaking and in-
formative speaking. Others include ready writing,
typewriting, shorthand, spelling, literary criticism
and journalism. Competition will also include
calculation applications, number sense, accoun-
ting, and science.
Scheduled for Monday, April 25 are the first
rounds of girls tennis, and girls and boys golf.
The finals will be held Tuesday. On Wednesday,
April 27, the boys regional tennis tournament will
be held with the final set for Thursday.
On Friday, April 29 the Region II-AA track
and field competition will be held at Tarleton's
Memorial Stadium. The field events are scheduled
to begin at 2 p.m. Friday. The finals in the run-
ning events will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, April
30. , ;
Library personnel seek student opinions
85th at Boston
Photo by Russell Huffman
Math Teacher Sherril Easteding cruised through this year's
Boston Marathon Monday in 3:09.10 to finish 85th among the
women runners, improving on last year's time by two minutes.
By SUSAN STOFFER
Students are finding the library
continually more advanced in
reference materials. The library now
has 12 book computer terminals and
one DATA Base (Info-Trac) and
library personnel are constantly
looking for new ways to update and
TheTibrary will be adding a few
new terminals on a 60 day trial basis,
probably beginning this week.
One of these is a Database called
ABI/inform. It is a business database
which indexes the current five years
of 800 business magazines. This
new, though temporary, addition to
the library has many advantages for
the business-oriented majors at
One of these is called Boolean
Searching. This search feature
allows two terms to be entered and
connected with the terms arui, or, or
The terminal will relieve students
from much of the leg work of
magazine research. It combines all
indexes, has incredible speed, gives
an immediate print out of selected
references, and is updated monthly.
Despite the many hours that this
database can save students, univer-
sity librarian Kenneth Jones has
doubts that the database can be kept
once the 60 day trial is up.
"The lease costs $5000 annually
and I see only one way that the
library can possibly retain this
valuable equipment," Jones said,
' 'That is if students are willing to pay
a minimal fee." (He estimates a
quarter for 15 minutes.)
Jones asks that students let the-
library know how they feel about this
proposal by contacting Harvey
Cover, librarian II, at 968-9455 or
the J-TAC at 968-9057.
"Access to this service would be
a valuable addition to the library,"
The other database being receiv-
ed on trial is Newspaper abstracts.
This indexes many major
newspapers including The
Washington Post, The Christian
Science Monitor, The New York
Times, The Boston Monitor, and The
L.A. Times among others. Unfor-
tunately there are no Texas
newspapers included. It would also
be necessary to charge a fee for this
service if it were retained at school
expense and student input is needed
to assist Jones in making the final
• Other recent library additions in-
clude five microfische/microfilm
reader printers. These new machines
use the dry process printing techni-
que (like a regular copier) and the
quality is excellent. They are already
in operation and the price of the
copies has been lowered to a nickel.
"A student now pays only a nickel
for any type of copy in the library,."
There are three relatively new
book terminals on the third floor
against the south wall. By the begin-
ning of the fall semester, three more
should be added along the north wall
of the same floor.
"Beginning tentatively in the fall
of '89, terminals will also be
available in other buildings," said
Library Schedule For Finals
With finals approaching, the
library will, as always, adjust its
schedule. Doors will remain open
until midnight every night preceding
an eight o'clock final.
During the break before summer
session begins, the library will cut
its hours back to 8-12 and 1-5
weekdays only. >
Students with comments concern-
ing the new databases or questions
on any subject are invited to contact
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