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j Students — Faculty — Industry Comrades BEAUMONT HILTON Kevin Brinkte ] he Texas I Teeh Agron- - ' - o m y C 1 11 b promotes friendship and introduces members to the agribusiness world. " Our basic purpose is to promote camaraderie be- tween students in agron- omy and faculty and be- tween students and indus- try, " said adviser Norman Hopper. Agronomy is the study of crops and soils. Tech ' s Agronomy Club is open to ail interested students. Agronomy Club mem- bers heard two guest speak- ers in the fall and two in the spring. The industry repre- sentatives " give an idea of Kirk Williams speaks during the speech competition at the ASA convention in Beaumont. Members of the Agronomy Club discuss the agribusiness world with an industry representative. what their tleld does. " said treasurer Kirk Williams. The organi ation ' s fund- raiser was an apple sale in the fall. Spring activities included a field trip to the potash mines near Carlsbad, N.M., the Agronomy Club ' s banquet in March and the American Society of Agronomy convention in April. During the ASA conven- tion in Beaumont, students conducted their own meet- ings and competed in a speech contest and the Out- standing Senior contest. " We ' re as competitive as any school. " said Hopper. " We have good students. We have as much chance of winning as any other Students in agronomy relax with industry representatives. Tech agronomists prepare themselves for one of the many workshops at the convention. school. " At the ASA convention, junior Kirk Williams was elected as president of the Texas Student Agronom- ers. " Basically my respon- sibilities are to keep us with the other clubs in Texas and to put out a newsletter to keep the state informed on what ' s going on, " said Wil- liams. " It ' s pretty exciting, and I ' m looking forward to the experience. " Williams likes the Agron- omy Club ' s personal side. " What I enjoy the most, " he said, " is getting to meet people on a one-on-one basis where you get to know some of their objec- tives. " Officers were Mickey Woodward, president; Kirk Williams, treasurer; and Jimmy Sagesar. secre- tary. — Camille Wheeler Darell Kitten Jamie Perkins Agronomy Club — 287
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-j Fund-raising can be Tasteful I n an area where the sand is known to fly. the Texas Tech chapter of the Soil Conversation Society of America tries to help keep that dust down. John Hunter, adviser, said SCSA is " a national organization whose pur- pose is to promote wise conservation and use of our soil and water. " In the fall, the 20- member society collected red cedar tree seeds and sold the seeds to the Texas ' " ' rest Service. The forest sjrvice, located at Texas ■ M ' s experiment station, planted the tree seeds for eventual windbreaks and for soil and water conserva- tion purposes. SCSA repeated the pro- cess in the spring with the saleof Arizona cypress tree seeds to the Texas Forest Service. An unusual fund-raising item for SCSA and the Range and Wildlife Club was the Cowboy Cook- book. Compiled by the So- ciety for Range Manage- ment, the cookbook con- tains recipes ranging from Baja California chicken to cowpoke beans. Hunter said the cookbooks, selling for $12.50 each, are com- posed of ranch recipes rep- s resenting most of the world. Ranch histories are included with the recipes. Other recipes are angel biscuits, son-of-a-gun stew and a recipe for barbecued ribs from the Four-Sixes ranch. Just before Christmas break, SCSA sold mistletoe in the University Center. Spring activities included helping with the April Range and Wildlife Club barbecue at Reese Air Force Base and the Range and Wildlife April trap shoot at the South Plains Gun Club. SCSA also worked with Future Farmers of America members during the FFA contest in April and helped score papers during the Range and Wildlife forage and pasture identification contest. Officers were Carrie Maenuis, president; Dawne Demel. vice president and Agricultural Sciences Stu- dent Council representa- tive; Janean Romines, secretary-treasurer; and Bonnie Barnette, scribe. — Camille Wheeler Members from all over the ag de- partment attended Soil Conserva- tion Society meetings. Christmas time is a time for mistle- toe. Members sold the plant to help raise money. Kevin Brinkley r n . - 7 i - 286 — Soil Conservation Society
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Supporting ROTC, Angels show off their Wings upporting the U.S. Air Force and its related organ- izations. An- gel Flight is a group of Texas Tech women serving ROTC, the Arnold Air So- ciety, the Sabre Flight Drill Team and the " fly boys " at Reese Air Force Base. Angel Flight is the Air Force ' s equal to Little Sis- ters gr oups that support fraternities, said Laurie Cross, national representa- tive. Cross said the women, several of whom are sorori- ty members, become in- volved with Air Force acti- vities by acting as hostesses to pilot candidates who are considering Reese Air Force Base as a home sta- tion. Angel Flight sponsored a POW MIA vigil at Memori- al Circle for families and friends of prisoners of wars or those soldiers still mis- sing in foreign countries. Each year. Angel Flight travels to the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs as guests of the officer candidates. Angel Flight members are invited to dances, parties and din- ners courtesy of the academy. According to Cross, Angel Flight members often are invited to Tech ' s military balls. Dining In and Dining Out with the ROTC students. Angel Flight is recog- nized nationally, and Cross traveled to Pennsylvania, Fort Worth and Washing- ton, D.C., for regional busi- ness meetings. Cross said she became involved with Angel Flight because some of her friends were members, but she added that other girls usual- ly know or date Air Force members. " 1 got in it because of the girls. I thought they were really neat, " Cross said. " Ours (chapter) is Christ- ian-oriented, although it is not so nationally. " — Kelli Godfrey With all seriousness aside. ROTC members l now how to relax dur- ing a banquet at the Angel Flight national convention in Phil- adelphia. Shy of the kisses, hut nut iif the camera. .Sheryl Meek celebrates during a luau at the national con- vention. An Alvarez 288 — Angel Flight
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