The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 72, No. 50, Ed. 1, Friday, March 29, 1985 Page: 1 of 8
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Scott Biggers admissions counselor from Huntington Reach Calif. Club of Abllane 13 sponsoring the visit to allow 15 Japanese high
presents an ACU pennant and pin to Japanese foreign exchange school students to tour the university and get a taste of American
student Takahlto Katakvla during Chapel Wednesday. The Rotary culture (Photo by Byron Ellis)
Exchange students tour ACU
Fifteen high school exchange
students from. Iwate Japan toured the
ACU campus Wednesday as part of
the "Wings of Rotary" program spon-
sored by the Abilene Rotary Club.
The exchange was organized by Dr
Claude Hicks director of the Hen-
drick Home for Children said Dave
Boyle former Rotary Club president.
Hicks had become acquainted with
Dr. Tario Kanno governor of the
strict of Iwate and director of Rotary
nternational and arranged for the
Japanese students to travel to Abilene
during their spring bteak said Boyle.
Seven boys and eight girls ages
16-18 years were guests in the homes
of Abilene Rotarians from March 22
until Saturday. Boyle said they were
individually selected and financially
assisted by the Rotarians in the cities
of Sandai Ichinoseki and Shiogana all
located within the district of Iwate in
"We wanted them to have the op
McCaleb postpones 'On Campus'
Sy KERRY COLE
Tuoaday Copy Editor
Dr. Gary McCaleb who is running for
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peat said the ACU cable TV talk show
"On Cammis" will not air until after
the April 6 election.
McCaleb is the show's host and the
vice president and dran of campus life.
McCaleb said the decision concerns
the Federal Communications equal-
The "equal time" requirement
states that a broadcasting station shall
not permit any legally-qualified -an-
portunity to stay in our homes and
observe our customs family life and
dvic activities" Boyle said.
During their stay in Abilene the
students toured all three colleges
Abilene and Cooper High Schools and
the Headrkk Ranch. A few students
went to the Alabama concert Sunday
night Boyle said.
Eiko Yokoyama a Rotarian's
daughter traveled with the group to
serve as translator because they spoke
Yokoyama pointed out some of the
differences between American and
"In Japanese schools everyone is re-
quired to wear a uniform and we have
all our classes In one room during the
day" she said. "We also go for half a
day on Saturdays."
The wide-open space of Texas im-
pressed almost all of the students as
well as Texas food particularly Taco
Bell. They seemed to enjoy the warm
didate for office to appear without
allowing all other candidates for that
office equal opportunity in the use of
that broadcasting station.
"The interpretation really applies to
broadcast media to radio and televi-
sion broadcasts" said McCaleb
"Since the show is broadcast on cable
it's really not using the air waves
which is the technicality involved.
There's no equal-time provision that
directly applies to the use of cable."
However McCaleb decided it would
be not fair to air the progtam during
the remainder of the campaign"On
Campus" programs still are being
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dry climate of Abilene too said
"We hope to show them a
snowstorm a rainstorm a sandstorm
and a hailstorm before they leave
Abilene" Dr. Robert Hunter vice
president of the university said
In spite of the differences in the two
cultures Americans have a lot in com-
mon with the Japanese.
"We like many of the musicians that
are popular here in the United States
like Madonna Duran Duron Stevie
Wonder and Boz Scaggj" said
Yokoyama. "We also get some of the
American television shows." She said
they enjoyed "Dallas" especially
Marv Kirschner admissions
counselor accompanied the students
while they toured the campus. After
being Introduced in Chapel they
visited the Shore Art Gallery KACU
radio and ACU-TV stations and the.
Brown Library. .
taped because guests for the program
are in Abilene at this time McCaleb
The programs currently being taped
will not air during the election.
The program which normally airs
Monday-Friday at 7 p.m on United
Cable Channel 8 was not a problem
when McCaleb first decided to run for
City Council Feb. 6 because he had no
opponents for the seat.
However two other citizens have
since filed for the Place I seat.
Bob Test who works for KFQX
Radio and Claudie Royals assistant
manager of the Kecbler Company in
"They really enjoyed the singing in
Chapel and the world's largest Bible in
the library" she said. "One student
remarked that ours was the largest
campus she had ever seen."
Kirschner said she was impressed
with the politeness and friendliness of
the students and their loyalty to the
families with which they were staying.
The students will leave Abilene
Saturday for Los Angeles where they
will visit Disneyland and then return
Boyle said any' graduate or
undergraduate students who were in-
terested in being an exchange student
to Japan this summer should call the
Abilene Rotary Club.
"A one-year full-paid advanced
study scholarship is available through
Rotary to those who are fluent in a
foreign language and ore interested in
the fields of journalism vocational
teaching and teaching of the handicap-
ped'' he said.
Abilene are McCaleb's opponents.
Test is a radio personality who Mc-
Caleb said has announced he will work
at the radio station but will not be
heard on the air until after the election.
McCaleb said his campaign seems to
be going well although he has no ex-
perience in campaigning He said he
has been encouraged by the support he
has received from people on campus
and in the city.
The election takes place Easter
weekend which may hurt voter tur-
nout in city said McCaleb. He en-
couraged absentee voting which will
continue through April 2.
$6 millionTEG cut
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TuMtfty Cepy EHer
The Houk Approprutions Commit
tee has voted to cut $6 million from
the Texas Equalization Grant accor-
ding to wire reports.
The cuts were made after a charge
that private colleges have 'exchanged
"the cross or Christ Tor the cross of
gold" a charge made by Rep. Bill
Hollowell. D-Grand Saline.
"The prospect of the budget being
cut Is very strong" said ACU Presi-
dent William J. Teague. "The
political realities being what they are
it's difllcult to believe modifications
will not take place."
Teague said if the proposal is pass-
ed it will have a negative impact on
ACU. He said he does not believe
students will leave private schools for
public schools but that more students
may choose not to go to college at all.
Enrollment in two-year schools will
increase Teague said and those
schools will have trouble adjusting to
the Increase in enrollment.
Gene Under ACU's director of
financial aid and Cynthia Cooke
assistant director of financial aid are
in Lubbock attending a meeting of the
Texas Association for Student Finan-
Chiles to speak
Eddie Chiles chairman of the board of
the Western Company of North
America will speak to approximately
250 people Wednesday at an 11:45
a.m. luncheon in the Main Room of
the Campus Center said Dr. William
Petty dean of the college of business
Chiles also will speak at the college
of Business Administration's Business
Forum 4 p.m. Wednesday in Walling
Chiles is chairman of the board of
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Richard Shelton ACU graduate and Pulitzer Prize nominee reads
from his work and answers questions Tuesday In the Living Room of
the Campus Center He was sponsored by the John H. Knox Writers'
Sorlea and ACU He has written more than 12 books and won various
awards for his efforts. (Photo by Byron Ellis)
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dal Aid Administrators. They may be .
able to obtain more information con-
cerning the TEG asd its proposed cuts
at the meeting.
Teague said mathematically it is
possible'that ACU students will not be
hurt by the cuts. Allocations of the
TEG funds are determined by
dividing the amount of funds ap-
propriated by the number of students
attending the school.
He said fewer students may attend
ACU who receive the. grant therefore
other students would not feel the ef-
fects of the cuts as much. However
Teague said this idea in not a truly
Private schools are attempting to
prevent the proposed cuts from being
made Teague said. "All private
schools in the state have been trying to
point out that budgetary needs are best
met if the students arc on private-
school campuses instead of burdening
tax-supported schools" he said.
According to wire reports some
committee members complained bit-
terly about the proposal which will
cut $6 million in TEG money over
Another problem for ACU students
is that religion majors cannot receive
the grant according to wire reports.
the Texas Rangers baseball team-;a;
member of the Interstate Oil Compact'
Commission and a regent of North
Texas State at Denton. '
Local Abilene businessmen and
women are invited to attend the lun
cheon along with certain students
faculty and stair.
Chiles spoke at a Business Forum
breakfast on May 25 1981 where he
received the only standing ovation in
the Business Forum's five-year
history said Petty.
Petty said Chiles "feels strongly
about his message and you can feel the
intensity of the message."
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