Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on January 12, 1968 · Page 9
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 9

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Friday, January 12, 1968
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"> j . ••' * i V 4 The ArfzoM Republic 13 Phoenix, Fri., Jan. 12, 1968 photos Clear, 'i But Surveyor Box Stubborn PASADENA, Calif. (AP) Photographs taken of the moon by Surveyor 7 showed rocky, barren sections of terrain with remarkable clarity yesterday but the spacecraft had trouble In another department. An 8-inch-square, gold-plated box designed to analyze the chemistry of the moon's crust failed to drop to the surface in response to commands radioed from earth. Scientists at Jet Propulsion Laboratory were studying the problem but meanwhile went ahead with other experiments involving a steel-tipped digging claw. THE CLAW pressed into the moon's surface Wednesday night and indications were the soil around rocks was quite soft, according to a JPL spokesman. Further tests of the digger were scheduled for late yesterday. The new photos of the moon taken by Surveyor 7 from its vantage point in the southern highlands about 18 miles north of the crater Tycho resembled the wastelands of a region such as Death Valley. ONE PICTURE had the appearance of a Western movie scene strewn with rocks, many of them 1 foot or more across. The center of the picture was about 16 feet from Surveyor's television camera. The rocks are part of the debris which forms the rim of Tycho crater. Another photo showed rolling terrain with ridges several thousand feet from the spacecraft and with the moon's horizon in the upper left hand corner. JPL scientists said the apparently sandy composition of the highland soil around the rocks appeared to be similar to that of the flat areas photographed by previous Surveyor spacecraft. It appeared to have the consistency of packed damp soil such as is found on earth. FURTHER information on the actual composition, of the soil was expected to be transmitted to earth if and when the gold- plated box begins to function The box contains radioactive alpha particles which bombard a surface and indicate its chemical content. The device made the quarter-million-mile trip to the moon nestled against the spacecraft and survived a precarious landing in the rugged terrain Tuesday night. In action, it descends on a 3-foot nylon cord to perform its functions on the surface. AP Wirepholo ICY LANDSCAPE — Ice hangs heavily from shrubs and trees in wooded area in Raleigh, N. C., as several youngsters take advantage of the conditions to do some sledding. More About ASU Committee Report (Continued from Page 1) critical point in the life of a university. As far as educators are concerned, it's a seller's market and not a buyer's market. Talented young university fatuity people are pretty knowledgeable about salaries and fringe benefits. "ASU must take a more equitable approach to salaries." The committee said ASU's salary scale places it ninth among 19 universities in 10 western states, exclusive of California. On fringe benefits, ASU stands at least 20 per cent below the average, The Republic was told. IN ITS REPORT, the committee said: "Not only do these factors make recruiting difficult, they create the intolerable side effect of hiring new and less experienced faculty at salaries above those of current faculty with many years of experience at this university. "This latter situation has, in the judgment of the committee, reduced faculty morale to a critical low point." The committee recommended regular salary reviews for experienced teachers and urged promotions be accompanied by increases in salary and recognition. FACULTY MEMBERS should be informed of their contract status before the end of the first semester each year, the committee said. Committeemen endorsed D u r h a m's plan for branch campuses and suggested formation of a group to study the advisability of establishing semiautonomous colleges on the perimeter of the existing campus. Sahuaro Hall, a dormitory for men, and the Palo Verde Complex for women would provide what the committee,called "the very necessary and useful prototype of a branch campus." As ASU Develops as a research institution, teaching loads should be adjusted to parallel, known standards at comparable universities, the committee said. AN ASU PRESS SHOULD be established to publish scholarly works, committee members said. They asked that Durham appoint an editor and staff this year. The 98-member committee of students and teachers said ASU's communication network "requires constant attention and repair." The State Press, student newspaper, was cited for allegedly failing to cover faculty news satisfactorily. The drop-add procedure by which students change their class schedules is sometimes abused, this committee said. Faculty advisers were asked to take a harder look at drop-add requests and to question "obviously capricious actions." ASU WAS ASKED TO consider using capable seniors and graduate students during registration and advisement. This would ease increasingly heavy advisement burdens of faculty members, Durham was told. The teacher-student member committee frowned upon final examinations, saying: "An undergraduate comprehensive examination as the final measurement of a student's achievement does not find favor among the conferees. Also considered and found generally objectionable in terms of educational measurement is the objective test — unless very carefully designed." :. More About Education (Continued from Page 1) The Joint Education Study Committee, headed by Sen. William Huso, D-Navajo, played the key role in drafting the recent school finance bill which almost doubled state aid to schools and put a strong 6 per cent budget increase limit into effect. JUST SAY t\fti& Satellite Orbited to Map Earth VANDENBERG AFB, Calif. (UPI) — Geos 2, an American mapping satellite that will help to prove conclusively that the earth is elliptical—not flat or round—was launched into orbit from this base yesterday. A spokesman for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the 490-pound, 4- foot-wide satellite was "getting along well. It's looking very good." FORMALLY known as the second Geodetic Earth Orbiting Satellite, Geos 2 was blasted into orbit around the earth by a Delta DSV8E rocket booster at 8:16 a.m. Geos 2 was the 23rd consecu tive successful launch for the Delta, a record for any U.S. multistage rocket. Plans called for Geos 2 to circle the earth once every 112.4 minutes on a path ranging from 921 miles above the earth to 629 miles above the earth. NASA said its confirmed orbit was 987 miles, 671 miles and it was going around the earth once every 112 minutes. Primary goals of Geos 2, which was designated as Geos B until it achieved orbit, were to increase man's knowledge of the earth's size and shape and its magnetic field. The satellite also will measure variations in the gravity of earth's surface. THE OCTAGONAL top-shaped satellite's experiments were expected to add to the knowledge provided by earlier satellites which helped scientists determine that the flattening of the earth at the. North and South poles was less than previously thought, that the earth is somewhat pear-shaped and that the equator is elliptical rather than circular. Geos 2 contains five measur ing systems, one more than Geps, A, launched Nov. 6, 1965 But the committee members, after 35 meetings and hearings, felt there is more to be done. And they found an ally in Senate President Marshall Humphrey, R-Maricopa. Humphrey said he thinks the voluminous state laws on education should be under constant review, and he will ask the Senate majority caucus whether they want to continue the committee a second year. Similar House action was indicated. HUSO SAID the committee wants to improve the control of federal funds for education, complete studies on junior college financing, and consider changes in the method and time of election of school board members. In its recommendations, the committee said, "uniform tests should be given annually to all students at specific grade levels and these tests should determine reading achievement. . . DEPARTMENT STORES V A ' , * " -(f it? ''.ft >,•<&'' S, , /fvf./VcC - < -;' Stock Snve Wonderftilltf Loir-Priced REG. 2.77 GIRDLES Littitlecf Time Onltf « *eo< "It is recommended that these tests be given under the supervision of the county school superintendent at regular intervals," the report continued. "COMPARISONS should be made between like classes and schools to ascertain the effectiveness and productivity of a particular curriculum and teaching practices. "Among other benefits bestowed, such testing might foster a more competitive spirit and improve the quality of teaching in many schools." Other recommendations which the committee feels need further study included: —The State Board of Education should give more direction to local schools and develop a master plan of education. —Serious consideration should be given to appointing, rather than electing, the state school superintendent. ."TO IMPROVE the quality of higher education in Arizona, the legislature must study fully the university system. Immediate consideration should be given to the admission practices, retention standards, and methods of financing the universities." —Vocational education should be improved. The bill to purchase school supplies through the state school superintendent and state purchasing division is expected to draw stiff resistance from school districts. The main sponsor, Rep. Frank Kelley, R-Maricopa, declined to predict how the bill would fare, aut said, "We've got some pretty powerful people as co-sponsors, including majority leader Burton Barr, R-Maricopa." HE SAID the bill may be changed to make it easier on the schools, but he feels that great savings are possible in common purchase of such items as sweeping compound, soap, towels^ and paper. for SHORT-'N-LONG-LEG PANTIE OR STRAIGHT styles of lightweight lycra and "power net" (rayon/cotton/rubber) for side and tummy slimming. Embroidered and satin trims. They hold you in beautifully! 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