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p. 72 No. 55
Thursday, November 16, 1978
College Station, Texas
News Dept. 845-2611
Business Dept. 845-2611
adat warns talks will cease
nless Israelis OK pact link
United Press International
Igyptian President Anwar Sadat said
dnesday the Israeli-Egyptian treaty
;otiations will be suspended unless Is-
changes its position to resolve the
Isis’’ over a link between the pact and a
iprphensive Middle East settlement.
™adat said it was this crisis that
mpted him to send Vice President
sniMoharak to Washington to deliver a
ssage and hold talks with President
The Egyptian leader spoke in Ismailia as
feel postponed a planned Cabinet de
le on a new U.S. peace formula to await
fresh Egyptian proposals the Egyptian
:president is carrying to Washington,
efore leaving for Washington,
teak said a Palestinian solution is “the
nimum acceptable to Egypt,
iadat addressed a meeting of Suez
lal University professors and student
lers at the city of Ismailia. His remarks
re carried by the official Cairo Radio.
Although we have covered more than
/ I,
ryan police
Jd) provide new
outh program
( Battalion Staff
lie Bryan police department is receiv-
/ a $30,202 state grant to continue its
enile diversion program.
The program provides separate han-
ng of juvenile cases. In the past, Bryan
idled adult and juvenile criminal cases
ler category, said police Lt. Gene
[he giant funds salaries for two juvenile
ces and a secretary.
(nowles said the program is important
ause it enables the police to spot youth
iblems earlier. It enables the depart-
nt to compile reliable statistics or
enile crime that “got lost in the pa-
work before the program was insti-
ed one year ago, he said.
Last year Bryan had 287 juvenile ar
ts, he said, and of those arrested, 120
re repeat offenders.
_‘We try to divert kids into other pro-
ims, Knowles said, “instead of pushing
:m through the judicial system.”
Hie program is part of a five-year grant
m the Criminal Justice Division of the.,
vernor’s office, and has been recovn-
nded by the Brazos Valley Develop-
nt Council.
Claude Stewart, director of the BVDC,
dthe state absorbed all of the $40,178,
st. Stewart said the amount is reduced
percent each year, until after the fifth
ar, Bryan will be paying all of the cost.
This year, Knowles said, the city is pay-
g$8,175 in addition to the grant.
Knowles said he felt the grant was
oney well spent.
“These guys (juvenile officers) are carry-
g tremendous caseloads. We didn’t
^ alize the magnitude of work involved,
He said that in addition to dealing with
veniles, the officers must speak to civic
sociations and other organizations.
90 per cent of the road in negotiations with
Israel (in Washington) the situation is
crisis-ridden in regard to the rest of the
road,” Sadat said.
“If this crisis can be averted, we shall
move on with all our strength,” Sadat said.
“But if this crisis causes us to suspend the
negotiations, then maybe the three parties
— Egypt, Israel and the United States —
will do some soul-searching and then re
sume the negotiations.”
In Paris, Egyptian Foreign Minister
Butros Ghali said the Egyptian-Israeli
“negotiations are in a grave crisis.”
Egypt wants the treaty to have a built-in
specific link with progress toward Palesti
nian autonomy in the Israeli-occupied Jor
dan West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Sadat
has always maintained the Palestinian
problem is “the core and the crux” of the
Middle East conflict.
Israel opposes a codified link.
In Damascus, Syrian President Hafez
Assad Wednesday again rejected the
Camp David accords and said the United
States has no right to impose a Middle
East peace solution on the Arabs.
The Israeli Cabinet also began a major
debate on a new U.S. formula for a Middle
East peace treaty and Egyptian President
Anwar Sadat dispatched his vice president
to deliver an “urgent” message to Presi
dent Carter.
In Jerusalem, the Cabinet began a
meeting to hear Foreign Minister Moshe
Dayan, the chief Israeli negotiator, de
scribe an American proposal aimed at re
moving the last major stumbling block to
an Israeli-Egyptian treaty.
Israel and Egypt disagree on how, or if,
the treaty should commit Israel to with
draw from the West Bank of Jordan and
the Gaza Strip and grant Palestinians liv
ing in those regions a limited measure of
Although details of the U.S. com
promise plan have not been officially dis
closed, the Washington Post has reported
that Carter wants Israel to allow the Pales
tinians to elect local governing councils
within a year after the treaty with Egypt is
Dayan has said he would recommend
approval of the U. S.-authored formula be
cause he felt the drafts worked out for a
peace treaty with Egypt are the best that
could be achieved under present circum
Health center begins
rape victim program
Battalion Reporter
Editor's note: This is the first of a
three-part series discussing the medical
and legal aspects of rape.
The University Health Center has a
special procedure for treating rape victims
at Texas A&M University, according to
Dr. C.B. Goswick, director of University
“Our routine for examination includes
giving her a physical examination, calling
the police and then calling the Personal
Counseling Service if the student wants
it,” he said.
However, they will not contact the
police if the student prefers not to report
the incident.
If the student on campus needs trans
portation to the clinic, she can call the
campus police. The Health Center will
provide transportation to the clinic for
victims who live off campus.
Women who have been raped should
report to the Health Center for a physical
examination “for their own peace of mind
and physical welfare,” Goswick said. The
examination is also crucial to collect evi
dence for the police investigation.
The evidence cannot identify the person
who assaulted the victim, Goswick said,
but it is valuable in court to verify that the
assault took place.
The Health Center treats the victim for
minor abrasions and bruises, and also ex
amines her for possible pregnancy.
If there is a possibility of pr egnancy, the
woman is given the choice of whether or
not to take the pregnancy-preventing
drug, diethylestibestrol (DES). The drug
is commonly known as “the morning-after
Until a few years ago DES was adminis
tered to some pregnant women to help
prevent spontaneous abortions. But recent
studies have shown that daughters of those
women who took DES have had a higher
incidence of genital cancer.
“We explain this to the girl and let her
decide whether to take the pill,” he said.
“There’s also always the possiblity of
venereal disease,” Goswick said. The
Health Center checks the victim with a
smear for gonnorhea and a blood test for
“We also explain the symptoms of ven
ereal disease in women, which may be few
or non-existent,” Goswick said. But often
women have no readily identifiable symp
toms, he said.
For gonnorhea there may be a pus-like
type of vaginal discharge or a burning sen
sation during urination, the doctor said. If
there are any symptoms of syphilis, it may
be a painless ulcerated area on the
genitalia which heals itself.
Goswick will take part in a panel discus
sion on rape Monday. The discussion will
be part of a seminar offered at Texas A&M,
and will discuss what to do if attacked.
The seminar will be held at 7:30 p.m. in
Rudder Tower, Room 701. It will be spon
sored by Student Affairs Committee, Uni
versity Police, Student Activities, and the
Women’s Student Association.
Ticket speculation clarified
Battalion Staff
Speculation about the Texas A&M-
Texas football game ticket allocations for
civilian and Corps students was cleared up
at Wednesday’s meeting of the Texas
A&M University student senate.
The senate defeated a bill, placed on
emergency status by author Scott Farth
ing, which would have reserved 100 tickets
to the December 1 contest for residents of
Davis-Gary and Keathley-Fowler-Hughes
Davis-Gary social chairman Bill Goul-
din, granted speaking privileges, told the
senate that the request had been made to
facilitate the dormitories’ proposed bus
trip to the game. He said plans had been
made to return late on the night of the
game, in order to provide safe late-night
Margaret Mead dies
United Press International
NEW YORK — Dr. Margaret Mead,
76, distinguished anthropologist, author,
lecturer and social critic, died Wednesday
of cancer.
Associates said Mead knew for about a
year that she had cancer but kept working
until she entered the hospital Oct. 3, at
which time her staff announced she
entered the hospital for a rest.
Mead worked for the American
Museum of Natural History for 56 years —
22 years as curator — following her gradu
ation from Barnard College. She received
her doctorate from Columbia University,
and 20 honorary degrees during her life.
Moody College —a different bonfire
The 2nd Annual Moody College Bonfire will be
held on Nov. 29, at 8:30 p.m. Men and women from
Moody College and Texas Maritime Academy
began construction on the bonfire Friday. The
main campus yell leaders will go to Galveston for
the bonfire to lead a yell practice, and students wall
form a band that will play Aggie songs.
Battalion photo by Marsha Hoehn
transportation for those who could not find
a place to stay in Austin, or who wished to
return to campus to study.
Speaking against the measure, Wayne
Morrison, vice president for finance, re
minded the senate that it had not been its
policy to reserve tickets to athletic con
tests for special interest groups. Only spe
cial considerations for such groups as the
Memorial Student Center Travel Com-
mitee, or official University representa
tives who had been granted in the past, he
Speculation had been mounting for two
weeks over a rumored proposal that would
have reserved tickets to the Texas game
for either all Corps members or all
freshmen in the Corps.
Kevin Patterson, vice president for stu
dent services, laid those rumors to rest.
He acknowledged that plans had been
made to offer a bill to reserve tickets for
Corps freshmen.
“However, we felt it would be a step
toward more positive relations within the
University if the bill was not introduced, ”
he said.
Patterson said the bill had been with
drawn by Corps senators in an attempt to
prevent a rift between Corps members
and civilian students over the 7,223 stu
dent tickets.
Patterson also said that attendance at
the game would probably be less than had
been previously anticipated, since
ABC-TV is airing it nationally. He said
that there was a possibility that Texas
A&M might receive more tickets from the
University of Texas due to their loss to
Houston.” This,” he said,” would not be
known until the Tuesday prior to the Texas
Senior Corps members will be
encouraged to forego dates and take
freshman cadets instead, in an effort to
improve the chances for freshmen to see
the game live, Patterson added.
Several other bills were introduced at
the meeting. They will be acted on at the
next session.
2 student walkers
hit by car, ticketed
Two Texas A&M University students
were struck by a late model car driven by
another student as they were walking
across Wellborn Road at 12:45 p.m. Wed
The students, Willie Brekenfeld, 21,
and Tami Stone, 19, both freshmen of
Bryan were taken by College Station am
bulance to the Beutel Health Center and
were released after examination.
Dr. Claude Goswick, director of the
University health services, said Breken
feld suffered a bump on the back of her
head, and that Stone may have suffered a
minor sprained ankle.
The driver, 21-year-old, Theresa
Clayton from Gail, was unhurt.
Citations were issued to the two pedest
rians for not using the walkway over
Wellborn Road.
Home, Sweet
There are approximately 1,459
substandard housing units in
Brazos County. Bryan-College
Station and other cities are re
habilitating old housing, how
ever. For details, see page 6.
Battalion photos by Lynn Blanco
Ronald Reagan spoke to a full house in
Rudder Auditorium Wednesday night.
A&M audience
eats up Reagan’s
free enterprise talk
Battalion Staff
Ronald Reagan, like an old trouper,
played to a nearly packed Rudder Au
ditorium Wednesday night and spoke of
the need for the nation to restore its faith
in free enterprise.
And he brought down the house. Sev
eral times the audience, or at least a good
deal of the audience, rose to its feet to
applaud his speech.
The former California governor mean
while hammered home, with facts and
anecdotes, his arguments for less govern
ment regulation.
Reagan said that free enterprise should
be freed of excess taxation. He said when
he was a boy, all the combined local, state
and federal taxes equaled a dime from
every dollar earned.
Now that figure is 44 cents, he said.
He blamed regulation and social ex
perimentation for the huge tax bite. “The
income tax has gone to the point where it
is not to raise revenue, but to redistribute
He said that hurts the most productive
members of society.
The overspending and high taxes com
bine to create inflation, Reagan said. “In
flation is caused by the government over
printing money and interfering in the
marketplace,” he said.
“Intellectuals argue for more socialism
to solve problems. Now I can’t call them
ignorant. It’s just that they’ve learned so
many things that are wrong.”
Reagan’s answer is a return to the fed
eral principles used in founding the
United States. “We must restore the prin
ciple of federalism. The states are starting
to become 50 administrative districts.”
He said that control over taxes should
be given to local governments where it can
be more easily controlled, and praised Ar
ticle 10 of the Bill of Rights which reads:
The powers not delegated to the United
States by the Constitution, nor prohibited
by it to the states, are reserved to the
states respectively, or to the people.
The overregulation was a big factor in
today’s energy problems, Reagan said.
“The problem isn’t a shortage of fuel, it
is a surplus of government,” he said.
He added the Occupational Safety and
Helath Administration has 144 regulations
alone on ladder climbing, the first of which
is, “When you start to climb, face the lad
Environmental restrictions are holding
back development, he added. He said he
loves clean air, but there is a point at
which the regulations become too expen
sive to be worthwhile.
Reagan said that although he is for equal
rights, he is against the Equal Rights
Amendment. He said the ERA would
cause more problems than it would solve.
He also said bilingual education is not
the answer to teaching hispanic children in
the United States. “Bilingual teachers may
be the answer,” he said. “I don’t mean to
sound harsh about this, but the concept of
America is the melting pot.”
“I hate to see us divided in that way.”
Reagan said the nation is in greater
danger now than at any time this century.
“We re not to the point yet where they
(the Russians) could deliver an ul
timatum,” he said. But, he said, the
United States may be in a spot in a few
years where a U.S. president, if faced with
it, would have to make some accomoda
tions .
“I believe American policy should be
very simple: that America will not be sec
ond best.”
That comment brought down the house
once again. Reagan seemed to have his
audience pegged, and they loved it.