The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 14, 1979, Image 10
Page 10 THE BATTALION
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14. 1979
Iran officials apologize,
free captured U.S. citizens
United Press International
TEHRAN, Iran — Embarrassed
officials of Iran’s new government
freed scores of U.S. citizens
Monday and Tuesday rounded up
by overzealous guntoting followers
of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
The youthful guerrillas also shot
up the Hilton and Intercontinental
Hotels — favored by visiting Ameri
cans and other foreigners —
threatened Americans at gunpoint
in the streets, and pillaged the U.S.
Communications Agency, where
they tore apart pictures of President
Carter and looted office equipment.
“Are you an American?” menac
ing youths asked foreigners. Anyone
who said yes was taken to Khomeini
headquarters where revolutionary
officials offered apologies and re
leased them. The U.S. Embassy es
timated that a total of about 50
Americans was detained.
“Some Americans were brought
to us by our Islamic Police but they
were immediatley released,” a rebel
“They couldn’t apologize enough
when we showed up at rebel head
quarters,” said Robert McKinnon,
vice president and general manager
of Bell Helicopter Co. ’s Iran opera
McKinnon, a retired U.S. army
general, and five other Bell
Helicopter employees were de
tained for four hours after rebels
shot up the Hilton Hotel housing
350 people, most of them Bell em
ployees awaiting evacuation to the
Armed youths robbed rooms of
jewelry, boots, hats and cameras,
but later returned some of the loot.
No one had anything robbed from
One American suffered a flesh
wound in the arm and a bum wound
on the wrist from blazing bullets.
Another was kicked in the stomach.
None suffered more than superficial
The Intercontinental Hotel, hous
ing 200 U.S. and other foreign jour
nalists also was shot up in a skirmish
between rival factions jockeying for
the responsibility of policing the
hotel against possible looters or
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Dennis “Ghost” Franier
Mike “Big Dumb Melvin” Vick
Robert “Plano” Mitchell
Kevin “McFrog” McIntyre
Paul “Peubanks” Eubanks
Fee “Menehune” Miller
Andy “Nude Grube” Grubic
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NEW YORK — If you
Michelangelo had it tough
the ceiling of the Sistine Ctij aged
think of the artists who have to
for cover every time a New) jom> c
City subway car barrels intotl !selt° n
‘studio” at 45 mph.
Working at night doesn't maij
any easier — the city’s subway "
tern is a 24-hour-a-day operat
But the subway painters kf
least one advantage overthell
artist: they’re painting
The brush-wielding is going
84 of New York’s most heavily
subway stations as part of the
ropolitan Transportation Authoi
$10 million "Operation Fac
program, timed to coincide with
subway system’s 75th anniver®
Phyllis Cerf Wagner, the via
of humorist Bennett Cerf wit
now married to former lit , ^ exaS
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Robert Wagner, picked the
ors from which various deconi
schemes for the stations are It
Among the dozen shades ck
to perk up the drab stationsiai
satin, eldorado and beechnut.
Paul Katz, the Transit Authoij
chief architect, laid out hisdera
ive plans for each station on
rint, which helps the painting; Ijj' g ra( l
tractors work by the numbers. f or
As the painters brush awt L p ro g
flagman stands at the endofthep I ,. ect j V(
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le p r0 ^
iation, P 1
form, ready to alert the motorms
an approaching train that a mil
art is in progress. In a matte
Misty and proud owner
moments, the painters clean l me j n fQ r
tracks of their ladders andbnsl
Sherry Caftan, decked out in appropriate at
tire, displays her horse Misty at the Equest
rian 4-H Horse Club eighth annual Open
Horse Show Saturday. Malcolm Calaway
from Victoria judged the show. A weekend
training program for 4-H’ers and adult lead
ers on poultry and rabbit projects is planned
for Saturday and Sunday at the Texas 4-H
Center in Brownwood.
Battalion photo by Lynn Blanco
let the train pass and go 1
Michelangelo had at leastow
vantage over the subway paints
more time. The Italian artist's
work on the Sistine ceiling
completed in about four yem 1
eration Facelift, announced
September, is slated for compl
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Needed study costly
for foreign students
in the :
By BONNIE HELWIG
For some of the 1,125 foreign students attending Texas A&M Uni
ill take pi
versity, learning English is made easier by the English Languaj
However, this study is often unexpected and places a finanri: i n g> hi
burden on the student, said a graduate student from India wk
wished not to be identified.
The ELI offers English proficiency studies to help internnHox
students meet language requirements necessary for admission, saif
Jean Erb, coordinator of the institute.
International students are required to take an English proficient!
test when they enroll at Texas A&M, even if they have received!
previous degree from another university in the United States, sai
Corkey Sandel, until recently international student adviser.
If it is necessary for a student to have additional knowledge«
English, he must enroll in the institute as a full-time or part-tiw ANSAS
student, said Erb. _ 0 — 0 ~ .
The institute is financially independent of the Texas A&M Univcjjentine
sity although it is housed in University facilities, said Dr. Ann Man ds. Moi
Elmquist, director of ELI. itioned
It costs approximately S9(K) per semester for a full-time students ices cl
attend, said Erb, and the tuition and fees pay for the complete open !etheai
tion of the institute.
iey as i
If an international student is required to enroll full time in IS Valenti
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work at the University, the student said.
This causes him to delay his college work and makes his stay in
United States longer than expected, he said.
There are 62 full-time students enrolled in the institute this semes
ter with 130 part-time students, said Erb.
Some of the faculty of Texas A&M have taken courses at the ins
tute to improve their English, said Elmquist.
Not all the people who attend the institute are college studenl
Some countries have sent people to learn English at the institute
families of students and faculty have also attended, Erb said.
ELI has been in operation for five years, beginning as a summel
program to prepare students for the fall semester. Now the prograt|
is year-round and is steadily increazing in size, said Elmquist.
Attention All 1979 Who’s
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Not bad! 22 of you have had your photo
made and another 9 have signed up. That
means that there are 25 of you out there
who haven’t called in yet for a appointment.
Lets get with it!
Call Student Publications at 845-2611.
Photos will be taken MWF from 12 to 2 p.m.,
Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Satur
days and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.