The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 06, 1978, Image 1

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Friday, October 6, 1978 College Station, Texas News Dept. 845-2611 Business Dept. 845-2611 Jouse sustains arter s veto r T J United Press International WASHINGTON — The House voted Irsday to sustain President Carter's of a $10.2 billion public works bill he called inflationary, giving him yet |ther victory as the congressional ses- draws to an end. )th House Speaker Thomas O'Neill Senate Democratic Leader Robert ^1 had warned Carter against the politi- consequences of killing the legislation, he defied his own party’s leadership in it he called a need to hold down infla- and stop wasteful government spend- he Dod in the • third Phil vas mak hree we< Pliiludelphii it Pliiladelpl t Los Anttloi it Los Angd ship Seriei v York. IJ New Void llie art of compromise is not in the lex- lofthe White House on this matter,” eill said in a speech on the floor of the ise moments before the vote."It is a stion of integrity and the dignity of this itution. . . . Jkechairman of the sub-committee that nship Serie Lj bill said no attempt would be ie to pass another bill this year and that ^ were substantial questions whether legislation would be revived next year. [Continuing resolution will be offered ^teep current programs going at the level. lad the House reversed ( arter, the ite would have made its override at- ipt later Thursday. To overturn a pres- itial veto, both houses need a two- rds majority. Since the House sus- icd, no Senate vote is needed. Hiis has not been an easy decision to te," Carter told reporters in the Oval !, "but I have a deep commitment to \.« Vn irol unnecessary' spending and infla- Carter continued his intensive lobbying of Congress to sustain the veto, calling to the lawmakers’ attention the September rise in wholesale prices reported Thurs day. The president was also described by aides as “personally outraged" by the House leaderships efforts to counter his veto. Thursday, O’Neill said the vote in his chamber will be “pretty close.” In his veto message, Carter pointed out the bill’s most objectionable feature: it would add 27 new projects and restore six others halted last year. "These added water projects represent a total long-term commitment, including in flation, of $1.8 billion in excess of those I opposed,’ Carter said. “Yet only a little more than $100 million is appropriated in this bill for these projects.” He said one of the projects would provide most of its benefits for one catfish farm. Carter said the energy research and de velopment portions of the measure are ac ceptable and important. He urged Con gress to develop "a responsible bill’’ yet this session. And with that, he strode from the Oval Office. Chairman Tom Bevill, D-Ala., of the House Public Works subcommittee that produced the bill said there probably would be no bill at all if the veto is sus tained. And it is unlikely, he added, that his panel would try to produce another bill next year. ‘Row, Row, Row your boat?" About 15 students were practicing paddling strokes for canoeing Thurs day night in the Rudder Complex fountain, as part of a canoeing seminar sponsored by the Outdoor Recreation Committee. All of the students were beginners. Some were sponsored by the Recreation Committee. For more information about the trip, call the committee at the student programs office. Battalion photo by Beth Breaker Tickets for 3 away games are scarce will 0|>ei L'hampic will continue this process, no matter unpleasant it is, as long as Congress ds me unacceptable legislation that is fiscal responsibili- " lim |U compatible with lie said O’Neill warned that Carter’s long- stalled energy legislation, now near pas sage, could be threatened by a fight with Congress. "There has to be some bitter ness, some rancor out there that I don’t like to see brewing,” O’Neill said. pillion-dollar military )ill passes in Senate assist Groff eeessitati angmed come a» I United Press International * 1 WASHINGTON — The Senate Thurs- I passed overwhelmingly the biggest iding chit ne y^ ' n the nation’s history — $16 admissii run nation’s armed forces. ‘ W ith sti f f e , Senate acted by a vote of 86-3 and tirrenl „ military' appropriations bill House-Senate conference to resolve a ages are 5 IS ‘of differences. we vote passage, the Senate de- t permit a rnove by Sen. McGovern, n excessi ^ t°trim 1 percent from the overall ted. ppriation. ssued otll 1 0 y, ern sa 'd the proposed cut would ™y a slight challenge, some would ress syste even ‘symbolic’ to the Pentagon to re- nounceia 'tt* 6 oi the fat and work a little d pu keeping an eye on the R,,s ‘ hours h y ™ hinese and also the American ''ant the United States to be as strong cont| gjr as the Russians and the • ,ern, f !u ld McG °vem. “But I would on ofru ee ie American dollar become as he pern ° as th e German mark and the Conlei “eseyen.” r cansi J°hn Stennis, D-Miss., manager of rgeconli - r people to COM ons 'd ,'hich« Kyle the bill, opposed any further cuts, how ever, saying it would be “a guess at best” as to how the McGovern move would af fect defense programs. Senate consideration of the mammoth year spending was due with only a handful of amendments offered. Early in the debate, which began late Wednesday evening, the Senate approved by voice vote a proposal by Sen. Mike Gravel, D-Alaska, to add $700,000 to study the feasibility of a sea-level canal across Central America. One of the most contentious issues of the annual defense debate was resolved by President Carter’s veto Aug. 14 of an au thorization of $2 billion for a nuclear car rier. When the House failed to override the veto Sept. 7, the Senate Appropriations Committee deleted $2 billion from the bill for the carrier. The Senate added $85 million, without objection from any senator, to pay travel expenses of military wives and dependents of junior grade officers. By MICHELLE SCUDDER Battalion Staff Good football tickets are hard to come by for home football games, but any tickets at all are going to be hard to come by for three of Texas A&M University’s away games. Only 4,672 student tickets will be avail able for the University of Houston game in Houston, Oct. 14. Those tickets go on sale Monday. The other half of the tickets sent by UH for the game have been allocated for season ticket holders, Aggie Club members, faculty and individual ticket purchasers. The University of Arkansas is sending 3,025 tickets for the Arkansas game in Lit tle Rock, Ark., Nov. 18. However, only 840 tickets have been allocated for stu dents and half of those will be used by The Texas Aggie Band. And only 7,783 tickets will be available to students for the University of Texas game in Austin, Dec. 2. Texas is sending 15,859 tickets for the game, but only half will be distributed to students. Wally Groff, assistant athletic director for business affairs said that at least half of the tickets received for out- of- town games are guaranteed for students, except for the Arkansas game. Groff said that only 840 tickets were allocated to students out of the 3,025 sent, because that is the number of tickets students have bought in the past for that game. Groff said his office has refunded 3,000 ticket orders to the general public for the Arkansas game and 2,500 for the Texas game because of the scarcity of tickets. Students shouldn’t have any problem obtaining tickets for the Southern Methodist University game in Dallas, Nov. 4, because 22,401 tickets will be available. Newsweek reporter: Camp David f uming point for Carter presidency By KEITH TAYLOR Battalion Reporter eirJ** 1 ei Y Garter helped his sag- Cai'T^y * )y settjn g U P the and f i Vid ta ^ s > in which Egypt for a 8 ree 4 to work together said Tk^’j 3 Was hington reporter ^Thursday night. betZ ateVer else happens to Carter dencv k 1 |° W and 1980> his P res i* diviL S a T ayS goin S to k ave to he Davidl"! partS: before Camp Cam p David '” s Pondem n W Ute House corre- Tf? P° rnas DeFrank. v ersitv 3 67 Texas A&M Uni- a meeting ,ate> Spoke Thursday at F °rum aLT nSOred by Poll tical during the day • ,0urna b srn classes Camn lyT'K Sa », d *hat before the 'kat Cart' * a ks ^ ast rnon th Presi- w ashimV er »T as written-ofT’ in fended ev” ^ Carter had of- iec ! « f »a- ry rS’dta“ d was the sub - stnelltfdLrk 5 rld himself of the P e ned at r> as resu h of what hap- p ‘"»«wd ‘" np Davld -" ,he re - Blide cl''. 1 ,"I' David success has Resident n r t. a “l 01,6 formidable i^ eF ^ nk said - The C.S. ginnin„ ! f i S° red Carter at the be- Will ^ve L i S . te r?' he ^id. but it now. aKe oitti more seriously -Aj-giliy problems 1..^ lomas DeFrank White House Reporter before Camp David are still staring him in the face,” he said. “The only thing that has really changed since Camp David are the polls. ’ He said the largest problem now facing Car ter is inflation. “If Carter does not put together a wage-price system that works, it is going to go back to the old what have you done for me lately? situa tion, DeFrank said. Carter’s second largest problem is convincing his Democratic consti tuency to take a more conservative stance. The former Battalion editor predicted large budget cuts in 1980. “There are going to be a lot of so cial programs that will go right down the drain,” he said, adding this would infuriate the blacks, labor, teachers and liberals. DeFrank said Carter must convince these people that a conservative stance is the best one to take. He said the president must also settle a strategic arms limitations agreement and stabilize the dollar. The Newsweek reporter said Car ter’s lower eschelon staff is causing problems he must solve. DeFrank described the staff as mediocre. “It is kind of reverse Darwinism, instead of survival of the fittest, it is survival of the least fit; the least ca pable,” he said. DeFrank, who has covered three presidents, said Carter’s main prob lem during his first year was that he tried to do too much too soon. He said Carter raised the hopes of the people too high and was not able to keep his promises. Carter has now realized he can not work so fast, he said, and has stabilized his presidency In the last four months and has coordinated his staff. Because of Carter’s reasses- ment of priorities, he has been able to finish his energy bill after 20 months of work. He has also chalked up other legislative victories in the past four months, “Camp David does not guarantee his re-election,” DeFrank said. “Carter has plenty of time between to help or hurt his re-election.” Groff said the ticket situation differs from school to school depending on the prospects of the team and stadium size. Groff said the number of tickets that visiting schools send each other stays the same from year to year but in most cases “we need a lot more than they do.” For example, Groff said that Texas A&M sent Texas Tech 6,266 tickets for the game Saturday. "We need to take care of our folks at home, and do the best we can when we re on the road,” he said. The University of Houston game will be on close circuit television in G. Rollie White Coli seum for about $2, Groff said. The Arkansas and Texas games have a chance of being on close circuit on a cost basis only if they’re not on television,” he said. . Groff said there may be a problem with the Corps because the Corps trip is to Aus tin for the Texas game, Dec. 2. “The ticket distribution may not be enough for the sophomores and freshmen,” he said. Bob Kamensky, Corps commander, said that cadets who are unable to get tickets for that game will still be required to make the trip. Kamensky said there is a possibil ity of putting a proposal before the student senate get freshmen ticket allocation for the game. He said freshmen suffer the most, because sophomores have an out side chance of getting tickets. “We wouldn’t ask for any date tickets, but strictly for the number of freshman cadets,” Kamensky said. Tickets are available to students for out- of- town games on a first come, first serve basis, on the seniority system. Seniors get tickets on Monday, juniors on Tuesday, sophomores on Wednesday and freshmen on Thursday. Six tickets is the maximum number anyone may pick up at one time. Clements says no to state income taxes and paying for education of illegal aliens By DOUG GRAHAM Battalion Staff Texas gubernatorial candidate Bill Cle ments suggested constitutional amend ments to solve state problems during a Thursday luncheon in College Station. Clements suggested putting Texas right-to-work laws and a package he calls his “Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights” into the Texas constitution. He also said he sup- orts a U.S. constitutional amendment anning deficit spending. Clements said he wants Texas to adopt amendments allowing referendums and in- titiatives giving citizens veto power over legislation. Clements said that if enough signatures were gathered on petitions, laws could be put to statewide votes which could enact, or strike down, laws now on the books. He said he feels this is a way to put power back into the hands of the people. By DOUG ERCK Battalion Reporter Attorney General John Hill appeared in Bryan for a noon luncheon Thursday, meeting with many of his Bryan suppor ters and their guests. The Democratic gubernatorial candi date spoke to more than 130 persons at the First Federal Savings and Loan of Bryan, thanking them for their support in the primary. Hill touched lightly on the prison sys tem, nuclear disposal, oil and gas, agricul ture and education. He avoided most comments about Republican Bill Cle ments, only saying that Clements rarely discusses political issues and concentrates on personality fights. Hill also warned, be fore predicting a November victory, that “they will say anything and do anything,” referring to the Republicans. Hill expressed his concern over the present crowded condition of the state prison system, saying that the number of inmates is phenomenal. “We have the largest number of con victs of all the states and though a speedy trial act will make the whole system a little better, it may also increase the number of convicts,” Hill said. He said the state should require a two- thirds majority in both the Senate and House to pass a tax bill. He also said he wants an amendment banning any state in come taxes. The final element of his rights package is an amendment allowing taxpayers to call elections to ratify or reject tax increases by local governments. Clements also said he wants to protect right-to-work laws by making them a con stitutional amendment in Texas. He said that would hinder union attempts to repeal the laws. Right-to-work laws are legislation that prevent unions from requiring member ship of employees. Clements said freedom of choice in joining a union is important to Texans and that he will fight on-going at tempts to repeal right-to-work legislation. Clements said if elected, he would push all of this legislation on an emergency basis He clarified that his concern was not to be more lax with the inmates, but some thing has to be done with cramped condi tions. The disposal of nuclear waste in Texas and the right to veto such disposal was a major topic for Hill. “I am concerned about the disposal of nuclear waste in our state,” he said. “I think we will be given the veto right on this soon. If we do not, I will get an early implementation of such a veto in my ad ministration to get the ball on our side.” Hill said he wants to get public educa tion out of the courts and back into the legislature. He said no one knows the im portant impact of higher education than the people in Brazos County. “Texas A&M will always have a friend in John Hill,” he said. “We are proud of A&M and all it has done for the state of Texas. We are going to work hard on the energy and agricultural fronts and thanks to A&M we have much of the knowledge needed. “We need strong leadership to write a farm bill to give the farmers a break,” he said. “Good leadership has always been the platform of the Democratic Party and we intend to keep it that way.” and that he would support a movement to place a ban on deficit spending in the U.S. Constitution. Article V of the Constitution says two-thirds of the states are needed to hold a constitutional convention. Twenty- three states have passed resolutions in favor of the convention. Clements said Texas has done well with its prohibition against deficit spending and the United States needs such a ban, too. He predicted the convention will come to pass in the wake of Proposition 13 of California. He did say, though, that Proposition 13 was inappropriate for Texas. Clements discussed several issues after his prepared remarks. He said that al though in the future the Texas legislature may need to meet every year, he is opposed to such a move now or in the next four or five years. One reporter asked about the Webb County corruption case published in the Dallas Morning News. The paper reported this week that Hill has been hesitant to investigate corruption in the West Texas county. Clements said the article was not a product of his campaign staff, as Hill charged. “It (the charge) is an outright fab rication, it’ a lie,” he stated. Clements also commented on a recent Tyler court case in which the state was forced to pay the cost of education for chil dren of illegal aliens. “If the case is not re-tested before I’m governor,” he said, “I’ll make sure it will be.” He said he wondered why persons weren’t deported if they were found to be illegal aliens. Cinema outlaws chaws, tobacco Aggie Cinema has enacted a new policy which prohibits anyone with tobacco products from entering a movie it sponsors. Gina Casas, chairman of Aggie Cinema, said the policy was created because tobacco spit stains were found in Rudder Auditorium after Saturday night’s movie. Casas said that more people- -including one policeman--were watching the crowd for misconduct than at any previous Cimena per formance. The auditorium was dam aged at the previous midnight movie. But with the increased security, Casas said, the tobacco chewing still took place, so the new policy had to be enacted. Hill says he’s concerned over crowded state jails