The Eagle from Bryan, Texas on November 2, 1973 · Page 8
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The Eagle from Bryan, Texas · Page 8

Bryan, Texas
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Friday, November 2, 1973
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Page H\ Friday, Nov. 2 , 1973 Bryan-College Station, Texas The Eagle FedMart to Open Nov. 8 That big new KedMart facility, which is located at University Drive and Tarrow Street in College Station and is scheduled to open on Nov. 8th will contain a wide range of merchandise “First and foremost our stores feature a complete supermarket with fresh meats, fresh produce, groceries — all of the normal needs you find in a supermarket” said Nathan Zechter, assistant vice president of marketing NFXT, THE STORE will contain a wide variety of nonfood items including health and beauty aids automotive accessories such as motor oil, antifreeze, spark plugs, and filters. “In the near future, «shortly after the first of the year) we are gomg to open on the same plot of {»round a complete automotive center and service station,” Zechter added FedMart won’t stop there. Also featured will be complete clothing and photographic departments as well as small appliances, toys, games, sporting goods, housewares, infant needs and a great variety of other merchandise. More than 20 departments at FedMart include a total of approximately 20,000 items. What do you see when you first walk into the store? It’s a courtesy desk which makes it possible for all Fed- mart customers wo have refunds to get their money back easily, according to Zechter. “WE DON’T QUIBBLE with you,” Zechter said. "We don’t give the customer the third degree. They return their merchandise and get their money back right at the en­ trance.” Another thing you’ll notice is that FedMart displays are all low in height, making it easy for even a short woman to reach the top shelf, the marketing and advertising chief said. Six foot wide aisles make it easy to shop for FedMart customers without bumping into each other with carts, Zechter added. “Another thing you'll notice in the store’s food department is that much of our merchandise is in the original carton in which it was received,,”’ Zechter said. “This cuts our labor and makes it much easier for us to stock and reduces our operating expenses. “THIS WF PASS ON to our consumers in the form of lower prices.” KedMart also achieves a greater variety of different types of merchandise than normally found in a medium sized store, Zechter said. One way this is accomplished is by limiting selection in the various departments, he added. For example, instead of the usual eight to 10 varieties of peas found in most supermarkets, FedMart’s food department will include perhaps two or three of the most popular types of peas along with the FedMart brand, Zechter said. This condenses the total display area for that item, allowing more items to 1 m * displayed. How can FedMart accommodate so many different departments in a store the size of the College Station facility. “BECAUSE OF OUK display technique we can devote less space to each individual department, accommodate more departments and offer the —I (AS F, S SAY F Cartons Provide Kasy Selections customer a greater variety type of merchandise rather than offering her just the greater variety of brands,” Zechter said. This also, enables FedMart to reduce operating expenses and enables the store to sell at a lower price and offers the consumer much greater one stop shopping conveniences, Zechter added. FedMart has more than 1,500 items which carry FedMart’s “FmBran” FedMart brands account for almost 40 per cent of the chain’s sales. FedMart does not manufac- ture the items with its brand name attached. “THE MANUFACTURERS make our brands for us because it enables them to fill in gaps in their production,” Zechter said. FedMart gets the products at a lower price and can pass the savings on to the consumer, Zechter noted. Concerning quality Zechter said: “If we didn’t have confidence in the quality of our products we could not be so liberal with our money-back guarantee,” Zechter, said. RISI) Personnel Attend Conference Thirteen professional personnel of the Bryan Independent School District were slated to attend the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching Thursday and today in Austin. The personnel include Mrs. Marie Vick, Dr. Carroll Geli and Miss Claudia McAdams, Bryan High School math teachers; Mrs. Marie McDonald, a BISI) curriculum consultant; and Mrs Virginia 1-audermilk, A Stephen F Austin Learning Center teacher. Sessions on program will the conference deal with m- novations in mathematics progarams, math courses for the alternative school, programs based on special attention to the gifted child, math courses for the quarter system, courses in independent study and programs in instruction;! 1 aids. Also attending the helping teacher portion of the conference are Mrs. James E. Dudley, Mrs. Peggy Kindt, Mrs. Ann Ganter, Mrs. Bonnie Green. Mrs. Sue Ann lambert, Mrs. Rudy Mendl, Mrs. Claudia Wliitmire and Mrs. Catherine Williams all mathematics helping teachers in Bryan elementary schools. Bonfire Kicks-Off Activities NORTH ZULCH- An 8 p.m. bonfire will kick off a weekend of activity when North Zulch High School holds its homecoming Nov. 9-10. On Saturday Nov. 10 a meeting of the ex-students association will be held at 3 p.m. in the high school with Mrs. L.E. Gibbs, local first grade teacher, speaking. This will be followed at 4:30 p.m. by a barbecue sponsored by the local Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter. The first basketball game will be a 5:30 p.m. when the boys B- team squad meets its I-atexo counterpart. The girls' game will be at 7 p.m. followed by the boys A-team tilt at 8:15 p.m. A homecoming queen will be crowned following the first basketball game. I\I). Brunette To be Honored FRANKUN--P.D. ''Phil” Brunette, a 1943 graduate of Franklin High School, will be honored today during the homecoming game between Franklin and Buffalo. Brunette is presently an assistant principal of a Beaumont junior high school. At halftime of the homecoming game a drawing will be held to give away a Remington Model 700 ADI. rifle. The drawing is sponsored by the junior high class and tickets will be available at the gate. The game is slated for 8 p.m in Franklin. Robert so n Co -Op Talks Kuel Crisis FRANKLIN — Discussion of the fuel crisis will top the agenda Saturday at the 29th annual meeting of the Robertson Electric Co-op being held at 1:30 p.m. in the Franklin Elementary School Auditorium. Ross Segresat, general manager of the Brazos Electric Power Co-op will discuss, the fuel situation. Other business at the meeting will include election of directors and consideration of reports. Brazos V alley News Hayward Caldwell Retires FRANKLIN - Hayward Caldwell, maintenance construction supervisor for the Texas Highway Department, retired recently after nine years in that position and over 40 years with the THD. He was honored at a retirement party in Hearne. Caldwell, his wife and son live in Easterly near Franklin. Edward L. I^agravier has taken over Caldwell’s position and is in charge of supervising all maintenance operations in Robertson County. He is a 1962 graduate of Sam Houston Sate University and worked as a draftsman and engineering technician in the Madison County Residency Office prior to transfering to Maintenance Operations in 1971. Mr. and Mrs. I^agravier and their daughter, Holly, recently moved to Hearne. Square Site of Street Dance FRANKIJN-A street dance will be held at 9:30 p.m. today in the courthouse square here. The dance is sponsored by the Franklin Beta Club and will feature entertainment by Charles Ellison and the Countrymen. Students from Caldwell Learn Building Skills CALDWELL - Eight Caldwell High School students and their instructor spent last year completing work on a building in which students “learn” how to build a and repair things. It was one of those rare cases where the doing came before the learngs. The students were in a class of Ag teacher Craig Floyd and installed all electrical wiring, plumbing and drainage, and built all cabinets, tables and benches used in the learning process. “Butler Construction company laid the concrete slab and put the shell of the building up, but the students did the rest,“ Floyd said. The building houses the farm poser machinery ag class that meets for the last two periods of each school day. This years’s seven students take farm machinery, mostly tractors, tear them down and repair damage. Area farmers bring their tractors or other machingery in and pay only for parts used in the repair. It is a good deal for the farmers and provides equipment to work on for the students, Floyd said. “At present we have more equipment than we can work on, but that is good. This program is under the auspices of the Department of Vocational Education, a state agency, and has changed the concept so prevalent a couple years ago that all high school students should be trained to go to college. “These students are learnign skills for professions which wouldn’t necessarily require a college degree,” Floyd explained. The seven students entered in this years farm machinery class are seniors Tino Salazar, Donald Havel, David Pineda, Uoyd Catron and I^eonard Knesek, along with juniors Mike Robertson and Wes Biscop. NEXT TO THE farm machinery building is a greenhouse which the Caldwell ag classes helped construct. The shell and frame were laid by professional contractors, but the plastic-like sides and roof were installed by students. Inside the greenhouse are a variety of potted plants and the ag students plan to raise some spring and summer plants in pots and planters this winter, Floyd said. CALDWELL HIGH SCHOOL GREENHOUSE Craig Floyd, Right, Tino Salazar Examine Plants If you know someone 62 or over tell them about the 1 S’ 1 ? tat man. 1pj?<o>M3r*am If you are 62 or over tell us to add your name to the UIB t The Pioneer Statesman Program is a no service charge personal checking account , specifically for citizens 62 years and over. The Pioneer Statesman Program is another better banking service from UNIVERSITY NATIONAL BANK ON THE SIDE OF TEXAS A<XM MEMBER F.D.I.C

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