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PREMIERE SHOW: Stage Center’s 1978-79 premiere show, “6
RMS RIV VU," will open tonight with a Gala Opening Night.
Tickets are $7.50 for the opening night bash, which includes
champagne, hors d'oeuvres, and the show, all of which start at 7
p.m. This lighthearted look at life and love will also be shown on
Oct. 13, Oct. 15, and Oct. 19-21. Stage Center is located at 304 W.
Villa Maria, just south of South College Avenue in Bryan.
POLITICAL FORUM: Cecil Andrus, U.S. Secretary of the Interior,
will speak on "Interior Department’s Perspective on Energy,” at 8
p.m. in Rudder Forum.
for off-campus students interested in working with OCSA and
those interested in running for zone representatives 8-11 p.m. in
the Country Place Apartments party room.
DEADLINE: For entering racquetball doubles tournament is 5 p.m.
Dave Oliphant,” at 8 p.m. in the MSC Basement Coffeehouse.
Admission is free and there will be a reception following.
SPEECH: Howard Boyd will speak as a part of the 1978-79 Visiting
Executive Speaker Series. Boyd will speak on “Business Decisions
in a Political Climate,” at 2 p.m. in the Rudder Forum.
OPAS: Irl Mowery, Director of Planning and Development with the
Houston Ballet, will give a “prevue” on ballet. Coffee will be
served at 10 a.m. and the program will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the
Fellowship Hall of the First Presbytarian Church at 1100 Carter
Creek Parkway. A question and answer period will follow.
CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST: Will meet at 8 p.m. in room
504, Rudder Tower.
SPEECH: The philosophy of human rights will be discussed in a
speech by Dr. Tom Beauchamp at 12:30 p.m. in room 701, Rud
der Tower. Beauchamp has written articles on the justification of
reverse discrimination and the defense of euthanasia.
RUSSIAN CLUB: Will have a slide presentation of Dr. Michal
Barszap’s latest trip to the Soviet Union at 7 p.m. in room 123,
Academic Building. New members are invited.
TAMU SURF CLUB: Will show a movie presentation, “Standing
Room Only," at 8 p.m. after a general meeting at 7:30 p.m. in
room 223, MSC.
WATER SKI CLUB: Will meet at 6:30 p.m. by the MSC fountain for
Aggieland pictures. The regular meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in
room 510 Rudder Tower.
MOVIE: Animal Farm,” a satire, where farm animals evict the
farmer and his wife and take over the operation. Peace and coop
eration exist until the pig leader turns into a dictator. This ani
mated cartoon will be shown at 8 and 10:30 p.m. in Rudder Thea
YELL PRACTICE: There will be a yell practice for the Texas
A&M-Houston game at 7:30 p.m. in the Grove.
SOFTBALL: The women’s team will go to the TAIAW State Tour
nament in Canyon today through Saturday.
VOLLEYBALL: The women’s team will play at the Houston Tour
nament in Houston today and Friday.
TAMU ROADRUNNERS: The first annual TAMU Roadrunners
midnight run will be held tonight. Check in at G. Rollie White at
! 11:30 p.m. Call Mike Fredx at 846-6601 for information.
TAMU RACQUETBALL CLUB: The doubles tournament begins at
6 p.m. in Deware Field House.
AGGIE CINEMA: Presents "Looking For Mr. Goodbar, a story of a
woman who is torn between her teaching career and her promis
cuous nightlife, will he shown at 8 p.m. in Rudder Theatre.
AGGIE CINEMA: “Looking For Mr. Goodbar” will he shown at
10:30 p.m. in Rudder Theatre.
FOOTBALL: The Texas Aggi es will play The University of Houston
at the Astrodome in Houston at 7:30 p.m.
CROSS COUNTRY: Th e women’s team will travel to Carbondale,Ill.
for the Southern Illinois Invitational.
A&M WHEELMEN: Registration for “Son of Half-Fast Hundred’
Century race will be at 7:30 a.m. at Rudder Fountain.
BASEMENT COFFEHOUSE: Will have live local entertainment
from 8-12p.m.
Shortage of scientific education
Mao caused brain drain in China
United Press International
TOKYO — China today is suffer
ing from a crippling shortage of
trained scientists and engineers as a
result of Mao Tse-tung’s cultural re
volution that may slow its efforts to
modernize for years to come.
There are mountains of things
we want to do, but in our country it
is a question of lacking trained
people, says Chou Pei-Yuan, vice-
chairman of the Chinese Academy
of Sciences.
Chou led a delegation of Chinese
scientists to Japan in September to
seek help in restoring China’s dis
rupted system of scientific educa
Educational reforms by a now-
disgraced radical faction, known as
the “Gang of Four,” which included
the wife of the late Chairman Mao
Tse-tung, did further damage in the
early 1970s.
“They have thrown away a whole
generation of higher education,”
Edwin O. Reischauer, Harvard his-
$15.3 million
in scandal at
United Press International
HOUSTON — The University of Houston lost $15.3 million to
financial irregularities that led to dismissal of a UH official, two fed
eral prosecutions and a Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit,
it was disclosed Wednesday.
UH Vice President Dr. Roger Singleton said the losses came in
funds generated through various fee collections and other activities
and not from taxpayer-supported sources.
It was the first public accounting of the loss since the start last year
of an investigation of the activities of analyst Samuel A. Harwell.
Harwell, fired last November, and half-brother Patrick D. Sullivan
have pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges in alleged misuse of UH
investment funds. Some of the money was used as collateral for a loan
to Sullivan.
Both men have promised to cooperate with investigation of UH
financial irregularities pending sentencing.
Singleton reported to the Texas House Interim Cash Management
Committee that the $15.3 million figure represented losses on Har
well s investments and other bookkeeping irregularities.
The SEC has filed suit seeking a federal court order barring Har
well or any of several other principals from future involvement in the
securities investment business.
‘Graymail’ assists
government secrets
torian and former ambassador to Ja
pan, said recently.
“Some people say that learning
was delayed for 10 years,” said Pres
ident Ichiro Kato of Tokyo Univer
sity, who toured China in late 1977.
“Schools were run by revolutionary
committees rather than academic
administrators. ”
Chou said China now has em
barked on a program to train
800,000 new scientists and en
gineers by 1985. He asked Japan to
accept as many Chinese students as
possible in its universities. There
have been reports the Chinese have
even sounded out the United States
on taking as many as 10,000.
Mao had undisputed power in
China until his death in September
1976, at the age of 82. His major
interest was Communist ideology.
Imitating and catching up with ad
vanced Western countries, in sci
ence and industry was not one of his
high priorities.
Universities and scientific insti
tutes were shut down for several
years. When the schools reopened
in the early 1970s, they were run by
Communist politicians from the
“Gang of Four,” rather than
academic administrators.
Standards were lowered to bring
in more students from rural areas,
whether they had the educational
qualifications or not. Extrance
examinations were abolished. Fi
nally, all tests were terminated.
Chinese scientists have privately
told Japanese that the quality of the
graduates fell steeply. Many could
not perform the jobs the universities
supposedly had trained them to do.
All this ended with Mao’s death in
1976. The so-called “pragmatic” fac
tion of Premier Hua Kuo-Feng
came to power. It is achievement-
oriented, and now wants to make
China a modern country by the end
of the century.
In 1977, entrance exams, tests
and grades were restored in the
universities. The teachers were put
back in charge. Bright, young
people denied a chance at higher
education for up to 10 years, got a
chance to apply.
However, the schools could take
in only a fraction of this backlog. For
most, the chance to develop their
talents perhaps has been lost for ■
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United Press International
WASHINGTON — “Graymail” is
a form of blackmail that can prevent
prosecution of leakers of govern
ment secrets lest still more secrets
be revealed at the trial.
A Senate Intelligence subcommit
tee said Tuesday graymail probably
will continue to prevent such pro
secutions in intelligence information
and even espionage cases.
Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., told a
news conference his secrecy and
disclosures subcommittee’s 18-
month investigation had found “a
major failure” by the government
over the years to prosecute serious
criminal leaks of sensitive informa
He coined the phrase “graymail”
to describe the problem.
“Simply stated,” Biden said, “the
government refrains from prosecut
ing certain lawbreakers due to the
fear that sensitive information
would be revealed in the course of a
“Any astute defense counsel, who
might represent a defendant who
has leaked sensitive information,
bribed government officials, or
spied for a foreign power, can
threaten the Justice Department
with disclosure of classified informa
tion in the course of the trial,” he
said. "We call it graymail.”
And because of constitutional and
other restrictions, he said, little can
be done about it.
“The committee . . . recognized
that even the most draconian leak
statute might not be enforceable in
the face of the graymail phenome
non, and therefore preferred to see
Congress focus its attention on gray
mail per se,’ he said.
Graymail also operates in other
criminal cases, he said, “and at
times defendants may have placed
the Department of Justice at a
marked disadvantage in perjury,
narcotics and possibly eV’en one
murder case.”
This phenomenon raised the fear,
he said, “that it may be impossible
to enforce the criminal la\y in the
intelligence community.”
Although the report was ap
proved by the full Senate Intelli
gence Committee, two members
said in separate views the recom
mendations were inadequate, and
proposed alternatives.
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Illustrations enlarged
"Twin Sons of Different Mothers.
"This album constitutes a collaboration, experimental in nature,
between Tim and myself. It is an attempt for both of us to move
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