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    he Battalion
Inside Tuesday:
Mondale may get cool reception in
Mexico, p. 2.
Heart disease medicine becomes
new pop drug, p. 5.
Tuesday, January 17, 1978
College Station, Texas
News Dept. 845-2611
Business Dept. 845-2611
rael, Egypt to begin
ew round of peace talks
United Press International
[l |)SALEM — Egypt and Israel today
~ a new round of peace talks with
Jited States standing as mediator be-
n them on the tough issues of a Pales-
jhomeland and Israeli withdrawal
Iccupied Arab territory,
p-line speeches at the 20-minute
hg cennony hy Israeli Foreign
ler Moshe Dayan and his Egyptian
Trpart, Mohammed Kamel, indi-
Ihe two nations were far apart on the
1 issues.
Dayan acknowledged a peace
agreement only can be achieved by con
cessions and compromises.
“If 30 years of hostility in the Middle
East has any lesson for us,” he said, “it is
only that the longer we delay the peace
settlement the graver and more complex
the problems become and all the harder to
Dayan, Kamel and Secretary of State
Cyrus Vance recessed the session in the
basement ballroom of the tightly guarded
Hilton Hotel and met privately for 15
minutes an hour later to begin what U.S.
officials describe as a long, hard bargaining
Egypt and Isreal exchanged what official
both sides said were draft documents on
the declaration of principles governing an
overall Middle East peace settlement —
the first item on the agenda of the talks.
They agreed to recess until mid-
afternoon Wednesday to allow themselves
time to digest the documents, but the offi
cials said the parties will meet privately
and informally during the recess.
Dayan spoke first at the opening session
and called for a separate peace between
Israel and Egypt. Kamel replied that “we
have not come to seek a separate peace” or
an interim solution.
Vance said any solution must recognize
the “legitimate rights of the Palestinian
people and enable the Palestinians to par
ticipate in the determination of their own
Kamel said in his three-minute speech
that “there will be no real peace in Pales
tine for the house of Israel unless there
will be an equal house there for the Pales
tinian people.”
vice almost the way he wanted
Humphrey’s funeral joyful
United Press International
PAUL, Minn. — The nation has
last goodbye to its beloved Hubert
io Humphrey. His final tributes
the way he wanted — with a
ration of joy.”
President Carter and Vice President
Walter Mondale led Monday’s series of
funeral eulogies to the “Happy Warrior” of
American politics, a senator of almost 26
years, former vice president and presiden
tial nominee.
Today, the enthusiastic man who loved
life so much lay in a grave beneath two oak
trees in snow-covered Lakewood Ceme
tery in Minneapolis. But as Mondale said
in the two-hour service attended by 2,500
people at House of Hope Presbyterian
niversity stimulates local
:onomy with $171 million
e as A&M’s economic impact on the
munity continues to increase at a
million dollar rate, totaling a record
nillion for 1977.
Jarvis E. Miller, Texas A&M presi-
said an in-house study shows that
as-generated funds pumped into the
|x«nomy rose by $13.7 million dur-
b'jsast calendar year,
sident Miller said the 1977 gain is
uted to the university’s enrollment
increases and expanded research ac
tivities. Texas A&M’s 1,376-student in
crease for the 1977 fall semester pushed
total resident enrollment to 28,508. (The
university’s official fall enrollment was
29,414, but that figure includes Moody
College at Galveston and off-campus regis
tration.) The university’s volume of re
search also continued to rise, totaling
$51.8 million for fiscal year 1976-77 and
currently running about $4.8 million
vsident Miller, V.P. Prescott
>ve offices to Coke Building
;A&M University President Jarvis
Her, Vice President for Academic Af-
M. Prescott and their staffs are in
ess in their new Coke Building of-
:nn Dowling, assistant to the presi-
said Dr. Miller selected the second
|of the Coke Building for esfabJisb-
ofhis permanent office because of its
location and accessibility,
offices of the president and vice
ent for academic affairs exhanged lo-
with the administrative staff of the
ate College, which is now located on
floor of the Olin E. Teague Cen-
Office of Admissions and Records
also has moved and is now in the process of
testing its new facility, Heaton Hall. The
staff is working its first registration there as
students return for the spring semester.
“We re going strong,” says Dr. Billy G.
Lay, director of admissions and records,
“and the employees enjoy the new sur
roundings. ”
Heaton Hall, named for the late H.L.
Heaton, longtime registrar and first dean
of admissions and records, was renovated
over the past four months. The building
was formerly registration headquarters
and previously housed the old Exchange
Telephone numbers for all of the offices
involved in the move are unchanged.
ahead of last year’s pace.
Texas A&M’s 1977’ economic impact fig
ures include for the first time a payroll of
more than $100 million. The payroll is up
$3.6 million from last year, now totaling
$101.2 million for the more than 7,021
permanent Texas A&M University System
employees residing in College Station,
Bryan and the surrounding area.
Some 175 additional staff, research and
support personnel joined the institution
during 1977, for a payroll equivalent of the
addition of at least two medium-size indus
trial firms for the community.
Students contributed over $52 million
to the local economy, up more than $5 mil
lion. Food and housing account for the
major expenditures, along with clothing,
school supplies and recreation.
The university spent about $10.3 mil
lion locally for utilities, services and
supplies. Expenditures in this category
rose about $2.3 million.
Visitors attending athletic events, con
ferences and short courses at the univer
sity accounted for approximately $7.7 mil
lion, an increase of about $1 million. Most
expenditures in this category were for
food, lodging and entertainment.
The university paid about $24 million to
contractors for construction on the cam
pus. These payments also impact upon the
local economy because of contractor pur
chases and employment of area residents,
Dr. Miller noted.
Texas A&M University
Green Route runs counterclockwise
Red Route runs clockwise ■■■■mi
“Hubert, your memory lifts our spirits
just as your presence did.”
Humphrey, 66 whose long battle against
cancer touched the nation’s heart, asked a
week before his death that he have a sim
ple funeral “in the spirit of a celebration”
with no eulogies. His friends tried to fol
low his wishes, but they couldn’t keep
from praising him.
Carter recalled a recent visit with
Humphrey by a fireside at Camp David.
He said Humphrey had a yearning for
peace and fought for the hungry, the poor,
the minorities. “He was the expression of
the good and decent and peaceful attrib
utes of our nation. ”
Carter recalled visiting the memorial of
Mohandas Gandhi in India and reading
Gandhi’s list of the seven greatest sins, in
cluding “politics without principle.”
“According to Gandhi’s definitions,” he
said, “Hubert Humphrey was without
sin.” ^
Mondale called his former mentor and
colleague in the Senate “a special man in a
special place.” He referred to Humphrey’s
“torrents of enthusiasm” and “immense
Opera singer Robert Merrill sang “Ave
Maria” and “The Lord’s Prayer,” and
pianist Eugene Istomin and violinist Isaac
Stern played, as Humphrey had re
The congregation sang out “America
The Beautiful” and a choir sang the “Hal
lelujah” chorus from the Messiah.
Then, suddenly, two men rolled the
polished wooden casket down the aisle for
the trip to the cemetery, and the truth
came home — the “Happy Warrior” was
Pastor Didier walked down the aisle,
softly reciting the 23rd Psalm: The Lord is
my shepherd, I shall not want. He leadeth
me beside the still waters...”
A black hearse carried Humphrey’s
body to the cemetery. About 1,600 per
sons stood quietly in zero weather as the
coffin was placed over the grave.
A military guard fired a rifle salute.
A bugler sounded taps.
A little girl, one of the senator’s 10
grandchildren placed a basket of flowers
beside his coffin.
Humphrey’s friends slowly left the
cemetery. And the senator was alone.
Rainy days and Mondays
Riding a bike to class is usually a good idea — but Monday’s rainy
weather had most Texas A&M students crossing the campus on
■foot. This man, however, decided that moving quickly was the best
transportation method.
Ruling not to be retroactive
IRS halts oil tax credit
Spring shuttle routes
Students using the new intra-campus shuttle bus
should find getting to distant classes easier. Two
routes being tested this semester. Red and Green,
encircle the campus as shown. Buses begin the
routes each regular class and exam day at 7 a.m.
from the corner of Lubbock and Bizzell streets.
The routes flow in opposite directions. Officials
say six buses will be used, and buses should come
to each stop about every 10 minutes. The service,
free to students, faculty and staff, ends daily at 5
United Press International
WASHINGTON — The government
has halted a major tax advantage which
saved American oil companies billions of
dollars in taxes on their foreign earnings
over the years.
The Internal Revenue Service Monday
revoked rulings that allowed the oil firms
to credit payments made to Saudi Arabia
and Libya against their American income
taxes. This amounted to $600 million in
1976, Treasury Department officials said.
Officials said there was a possibility the
decision could result in slightly higher
gasoline prices, but probably less than
one-tenth of a cent per gallon.
The revocations, officials said, will take
effect June 30 and are not retroactive to
past tax years.
There had been speculation that ret
roactivity would be imposed. But, the
IRS said it would not do that “because tax
payers are entitled to rely on an IRS rul
ing until the IRS concludes that the ruling
is no longer valid.”
The IRS has been under pressure from
congressional oil critics to reverse the tax
rulings which, in the case of Saudi Arabia,
date back to 1955.
A spokesman for Rep. Benjamin Ro
senthal, D-N.Y., chairman of a House
subcommittee that has been probing the
oil firm tax breaks, expressed anger at the
ruling. He said the lack of retroactivity to
the spring of 1976 amounted to a $2 billion
windfall for the companies.
The issue centers around the effects of
credits and deductions in regard to taxes.
Credits can be directly subtracted
dollar-for-dollar from U.S. taxes owed for
certain payments the companies make to
the oil-producing nations. Tax deductions
are subtracted from gross income and re
sult in higher taxes than are collected
through the other method.
Critics have contended the payments
were actually royalities and should be
treated as deductions rather than credits.
The Treasury said while it does not
know if the decision will mean any tax in
creases for the oil companies, “if there
were such an increase, it could be ab
sorbed by the oil companies or by the pro
ducing countries or passed on in the form
of higher product prices. ”
Court rules state can hire
teachers on basis of tests
United Press International
WASHINGTON — The Justice De
partment lost its fight on behalf of South
Carolina’s black teachers. It does not see
the result as a stepping stone to permit
similar discrimination elsewhere.
The Supreme Court ruled 5 to 2
Monday that the state could hire and pay
teachers on the basis of National Teachers’
Examination scores (a series of
standardized exams prepared by a non
profit corporation in Princeton, N.J.) even
though the result is loss of jobs by black
applicants and lower pay for those now
“The trend has been away from those
tests for educational reasons,” said a de
partment lawyer.
He said only about 100,000 tests were
sold by the Educational Testing Service in
1976. They went to North and South
Carolina, Mississippi and a few local
school districts and to West Virginia state
university for use in a monitoring pro
The department sued South Carolina in
1975 charging the state with improperly
denying teaching certificates to candidates
for employment and fixing unduly low pay
levels for those already employed — all
due to use of NTE scores.
The complaint said the scheme eventu
ally will result in replacement of most
black teachers by white ones in the state.
But the three-judge federal panel in Co
lumbia, whose order was affirmed by the
justices without opinion, said the practice
was “rationally related to educational