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Iran’s Bakhtiar gives way
to Khomeini’s government
Monday, February 12, 1979
College Station, Texas
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Siaron Freydenfelt smiles for the audience during her balance beam
rformance at Texas A&M University’s Invitational Women’s Gym-
stic meet Saturday. Freydenfelt, a member of Texas A&M’s team,
ained her ankle early in the performance, but she went on to finish
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By MARK HERRON
popular service to students may have
its last days at Texas A&M Univer-
Bter distributing 30,000 copies of the
Ibple Book” this spring, Jim Brooks said
> doubtful that more of his books offering
llbunt coupons from local merchants
rabe available in the future.
Brooks, an assistant research scientist in
oceanography department, and his
, Cindy, are the local representatives
e People Book. The coupon book is
Itedin Overland Park, Kan., by Brooks
Brooks said the company, owned by his
■her Jeff, has published similar coupon
|ks for eight years and distributed them
ieveral universities around the nation.
The reason for the possible extinction of
le * 1 People Book is a conflict with a similar
'he conflict is that were both pili
ng out the same kind of book at the
le time,’' said Ted Geoca, head of
dent government's Business and
mumer Relations Committee.
jpon book, sponsored by student gov-
ment, called the Student Purchase
The conflict is that we re both putting
the same kind of book at the same
e,” said Ted Geoca, head of student
ernment’s Business and Consumer Re-
They’re competing with us,” Geoca
1, and it’s our opinion they should not
allowed on campus.”
Brooks said, “Whether well be back
pends on the Concessions Committee.
Toby Reeves, head of the Concessions
mmittee, said she sees little chance of a
cessful return by the People Book.
B‘We don’t support duplicity of serv-
kes ” she said. “We re going to support
fomething the student government offers
°ver a private enterprise.”
|Seven local merchants advertised in
th the Student Purchase Program and
e People Book. Of the six available for
Imment, all agreed that the People Book
ifought them more business that did the
IJudent Purchase Program.
■ “We see more than twice as many
fOupons from the People Book,” said Ben
Plaze, assistant manager of Pizza Express.
■ Shirt Shoppe manager Cliff Stewart said
jlue to the response he’s had, “The People
Book is probably the best advertising, for
Pt* cost, we’ve had.”
■ Jim Berry of University Studio said the
■lumber of coupons he received were eight
p one in favor of the People Book, “but
Biere is a slight dissimilarity in the dis-
■ounts offered in the two books.”
B Alan R. Cowart, owner of Cowart’s
lowelry said he’s also received a greater
esponse from the People Book.
Tt was the best advertising dollar I’ve
ver spent,” he said.
United Press International
TEHRAN, Iran — Crack units of the
shah’s Immortal guards surrendered today
to the forces of Ayatollah Ruhollah Kho
meini, apparently completing his takeover
The national radio today indicated the
last pocket of resistance to Khomeini’s
revolutionaries crumbled after several
hours of heavy fighting concentrated
around the American Advisory Center and
adjacent Iranian military installations in
the Saltanatabad area of north Tehran.
No details of casualties or damage were
The five-week-old government, headed
by Prime Minister Shahpour Bakhtiar,
which Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi ap-
jinted before he left Iran Jan. 16, crum-
led under the mammoth pressures of a
fullscale civil war, sparked by a loyalist at
tack on pro-Khomeini air force officers
In retaliation, marauding groups of
khaki-clad guerrillas attacked the pre
mier’s official residence and his private
home, captured the radio and television
stations, gutted and looted arsenals and
forced the military’s top brass to pledge
The radio, now controlled by Khomeini
forces, said earlier reports that Americans
were fighting beside the Immortal guards
were “fortunately not true.”
The reports of American involvement in
the fighting had caused alarm among Wes
terners, who braced for a violent backlash
by Khomeini forces.
Mehdi Bazargan, Khomeini’s choice to
run a provisional Islamic government,
prepared today to take formal control of
the government, abandoned Sunday by
The radio said Bahktiar, who once called
Khomeini’s pledge to take over the gov
ernment “a joke” had “resigned or com
mitted suicide,” but his fate was unknown
The broadcast said tens of thousands of
gun-wielding youths raced around the cap
ital shouting wildly and firing into the air.
A communique from Khomeini’s head
quarters ordered all gunmen to hand in
their weapons, most of which were seized
in raids Sunday, to military and police
bases around Tehran.
Another radio broadcast appealed to the
marauding youths to spare the shah’s
Niavaran Palace, saying it now belonged to
the people of Iran.
Tehran's international airport was
guarded by less than a dozen gun-wielding
marshals of Khomeini’s forces, but the air
port was completely deserted.
There was no indication of when it
Khomeini’s forces also closed all border
check points and warned security guards
to “watch against known corrupt elements
from fleeing the country with money and
Radio Iran reported clashes in several
other cities of the country and said 150
people were killed in a shootout Sunday
between loyalist troops and pro-Khomeini
forces in Tabriz, capital of the west Iranian
province of East Azerbaijan.
Doctors said “several hundred” were
killed in fighting over the weekend. In the
provinces, fragments of the army still loyal
to Bakhtiar and the shah appeared to have
the upper hand because of superior
The U.S. Defense Department said
Sunday from Washington it is preparing
for the evacuation of the 7,000 Americans
still in Iran. A spokesman said all Ameri
cans in Iran were safe, but advised them to
And U.S. officials said fuel stocks are
Town Hall will attempt
to reschedule Boston
bleeding away because of Iran’s oil cutoff
and announced the country is sliding to
ward a new energy crisis that may bring
weekend service station closings and other
measures reminiscent of the 1973-74 oil
But a wartime-type of gasoline rationing
is still not in sight.
Energy Department officials said Satur-
- day it is the potential long duration of the
Iranian oil field shutdown, rather than the
size of America’s daily oil import shortfall,
that makes the situation appear serious.
U.S. passenger-carrying helicopters and
Marines are on the way to bases in Turkey,
where they would be ready to move fast if
the president orders evacuation of some
7,000 Americans still in Iran.
The Defense Department said Sunday
the United States is making preliminary
plans to withdraw Americans from the
troubled Middle East nation in response
to the reported collapse of the U.S.-
U.S. officials emphasized the adminis
tration has not yet ordered an evacuation
of the Americans, of which 1,550 are mili
tary or diplomatic personnel and depen
dents. A spokesman said all are safe and
have been advised by the U.S. embassy in
Tehran to stay off the streets.
The People Book charges $150 per
page, while the Student Purchase Pro
gram charges $75.
Geoca said the charge pays for printing
cost and no profit is made by student gov
Cindy Brooks said, “It appears you’re
paying twice as much to advertise in the
People Book, but we’ve passed out 30,000
books and the student government only
Bill Crawford, manager of Barker Pho
tography, said he’s had more success with
the People Book, but “If I could see the
same results with the Student Purchase
Program, my vote would be for them.” He
said the student government “just needs
to step up their distribution.”
Geoca, defending his distribution
method, said, “The People Book dis
tributors just put their books out on table
and everyone grabs them.
“We pass out the Student Purchase
Program book in the dorm — one for each
room, at the shuttle bus stops and in the
MSG. When a student picks up our book,
his fee slip is stamped. That way, one per
son won’t get a whole handful.
Brooks said, “The MSG is a good loca
tion, because there’s no better place to
distribute 30,000 books.”
But, he said, even if he were allowed to
distribute on campus again, he couldn’t
use the MSG.
Brooks said MSG director Wayne Stark
told him he would never let the People
Book in the MSG again.
Stark said when he let the People Book
distributors in the MSC last fall, he didn’t
realize what he was doing.
He said the Unviersity Center Board es
tablished a policy permitting only recog
nized student organizations to set up
booths in the MSC. So, Stark said, this
spring the People Book distributors paid
the Oceanography Graduate Council $400
to sponsor the People Book.
“They did this to get around the policy,”
Stark said there is nothing wrong with
the People Book, but he is in favor of the
Seven local merchants advertised in
both the Student Purchase Program
and the People Book. Of the six avail
able for comment, all agreed that the
People Book brought them more busi
ness than did the Student Purchase
Student Purchase Program because it is
totally a student-serving project that
makes no profit.
Although Reeves said she favored the
Student Purchase Program, she said there
was a very positive feeling among her
committee members about the service
provided by the People Book.
“It’s a shame the books can’t be com
bined and the same benefits be passed on
to students,” Reeves said.
By SCOTT D. HARING
The rock group Boston canceled its
scheduled Sunday night performance at
Texas A&M University due to the illness
of band member Tom Scholz.
Brooks Herring, chairman of the MSC
Town Hall Committee, said the commit
tee will try to reschedule the concert.
Town Hall will contact Boston’s represen
tatives, Premiere Inc., this afternoon to
try to arrange a date for the event.
Town Hall will announce on Tuesday
whether the concert will be held at a later
date or if refrmds will be made.
Scholz, guitarist, songwriter and leader
of the popular rock band, contracted a
virus after the group’s show at the Super
drum in Austin Friday night. A represen
tative of the group said that Scholz was
taken to an Austin hospital after the show,
but he was not admitted.
Herring said he received word of
Scholz’s illness Saturday afternoon and
was told that the Texas A&M concert was
He received final word on the cancella
tion about 9 p.m. Saturday.
“The whole Town Hall committee was
very disappointed. This was by far the
biggest show we’ve attempted to do,”
Town Hall had already spent “several
thousand” dollars in preparation for the
concert, he said. Herring said he didn’t
know if Town Hall was going to get back
the money it has already spent.
The food requirements for the band and
crew had already been taken care of, and
the security was arranged. An additional
generator had to be rented and set up to
power the show.
The stage in G. Rollie White is only 28
feet by 48 feet, not big enough to accomo
date all of Boston’s equipment, so Town
Hall rented and shipped a 30 by 60 foot
stage from Ann Arbor, Mich.
The stage crew was setting up the larger
stage when word of the cancellation came.
Butch Walls, a member of the crew, said
that everybody packed the stage back up
“There were some hacked people,”
Town Hall’s schedule called for the
stage crew to start work at 7:45 a. m. Sun
day and work through the concert until 4
“It’s not only disheartening for me, but
for everyone else involved in it because we
spent so much time preparing for the
show,” Herring said. “It seems kind of
Boston sent a taped message to Town
Hall which the committee distributed to
local radio stations. In the message, Bos
ton lead guitarist Barry Goudreau said,
“We re sorry we had to cancel tonight due
to illness, but we re looking forward to
coming back again to College Station.”
New UT president
United Press International
AUSTIN — The Board of Regents of the
University of Texas System has named Dr.
Peter T. Flawn, a cautious, low-profile
administrator, president of the University
of Texas at Austin.
Flawn, 52, will succeed Dr. Lorene Ro
gers, who retires on Aug. 31. Flawn is cur
rently director of the UT-Austin Marine
Science Institute and is acting chairman of
the Department of Marine Studies.
Flawn, a professor of geological sci
ences, was the first president of the Uni
versity of Texas at San Antonio, having
He has been associated with the UT sys
tem for 30 years. He served 10 years as
director of the University Bureau of Eco
nomic Geology. He was vice president for
academic affairs and executive vice presi
dent of the state’s largest university.
The board of regents made Flawn its
unanimous selection. Dr. Wayne
Holzman, dean of the College of Educa
tion and president of the Hogg Foundation
for Mental Health, and Dr. Paul Saltman,
vice chancellor of academic affairs at the
University of California at San Diego,
were the two other finalists.
Flawn is considered a quiet adminis
trator with conservative tendencies. Be
fore his selection, critics said Flawn was
the least likely of the three finalists for the
presidency to make changes at the nation’s
richest public university.
After the board decided on the final
three selections, Flawn declined to grant
interviews to the news media.
“I don’t want to be in the position of
promoting myself,” he said.
Despite his background in science, a
former aide to Flawn said the new presi
dent was “a strong promotor of the
humanities. He’s very strong in defense of
liberal arts, of general educational re
Avant-garde NY artist
Battalion photo by Colin Crombie
After what seems an eternity of
cold, mist, rain and clouds, the
sun warms the afternoon. And at
dusk, the moon shines clear.
Poet to be presented here
Showdown at G. Rollie White Corral
Not much but the Aggies stands between the UT Longhorns and the
Southwest Conference basketball championship. The Aggies can find out
just how tall they stand tonight in G. Rollie White Coliseum as they try to
avenge an earlier loss. Third-place Texas A&M is two games behind the
league-leading Longhorns with three left in the season. See page 12.
A poet from New York City is visiting
Texas A&M University this week, toting
some of his photographs of famous poets
and writers, and a few of his avant-garde
The Memorial Student Center Arts
Committee will sponsor two evenings with
Gerard Manalga tonight and Tuesday,
where he will discuss his work.
Malanga is the author of 20 books of
poetry, an assistant director and actor in
films by Andy Warhol, the co-founder and
editor of Andy Warhol’s monthly
magazine, inter/VIEW, and a photo
grapher of fellow artists.
Tonight at 8, the Arts Committee will
present “Vision: A Night of Films,” in
Rudder Auditorium. Malanga will show
two of his films, “Vision” and “April Di
ary. He will also show an excerpt from a
1967 Andy Warhol film, “Four Stars.”
Malanga will lead a discussion of the films
after the showing. Admission is $1.
On Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Rudder
Forum, the Arts Committee and the
English department will present “An
Evening with Gerard Malanga.”
Malanga will read some of his poetry
and discuss literary movements of the
Following the reading, a reception for
Malanga will be in the MSC Gallery,
where 31 of his photographs are on dis
play. Admission is free.