The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 12, 1979, Image 1

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Iran’s Bakhtiar gives way to Khomeini’s government Battalion Monday, February 12, 1979 College Station, Texas News Dept. 845-2611 Business Dept. 845-2611 Look at young lovers An anthropologist has analyzed the greeting ritual used by American college students. His report is on page 8. go back ill. I’niiwl lim* andl I c tins hap;l t a goo<ls| Hit the me the m going li letermii o is fl; t then, thing (I must crong if othei o lose shape. Hei irn the m Battalion photo by Lee Roy Leschper Jr. All smiles 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 it, but no: :.Vt footbil am or ic sake of George I s” to the lestion. in said, lllth one of the best scores on the beam, o see ifh™ V. ( Coupon book attle at A&M By MARK HERRON Battalion Reporter 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 jjilishing' Co. 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 gram. 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- ons Committee. 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 of Iran. 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 immediately available. 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 Friday. 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 neutrality. poi ble 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 Bakhtiar. 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 today. 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 would reopen. 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 valuables.” 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 weaponry. 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 stay indoors. 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 embargo. 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.- backed government. 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 ernment. 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 distributed 20,000.” 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,” he said. 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 Program. 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 Battalion Reporter 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 “doubtful.” 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,” Herring said. 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 and left. “There were some hacked people,” Walls said. 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 a.m. Monday. “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 wasted now.” 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 called conservative 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 served 1973-77. 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 quirements.” Avant-garde NY artist Battalion photo by Colin Crombie ‘Aggie Moonshine’ 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 films. 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 1960s. 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.