The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 14, 1979, Image 10

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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 official said. “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 tions. 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 United States. Armed youths robbed rooms of jewelry, boots, hats and cameras, but later returned some of the loot. No one had anything robbed from his person. 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 injuries. 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 rioters. Free Pregnancy Testing Pregnancy Terminations West Loop Clinic 2909 West Loop South 610 Houston, Texas 622-2170 The Sergebutts of Company P-2 Joyfully Announce The Death of the Following Zips: Keith “Spanky” Mitchell Glenn ‘McAccident” McGlaun Reed “Grabo” Graboski Dennis “Ghost” Franier Mike “Big Dumb Melvin” Vick Robert “Plano” Mitchell Kevin “McFrog” McIntyre Paul “Peubanks” Eubanks Fee “Menehune” Miller Andy “Nude Grube” Grubic LONG LIVE ZIPS “80” MSC AGGIE CINEMA — nr fiance contest 1 st prize - $25 gift cert, to Pelican’s Wharf 2nd prize - $15 gift cert, to T.J.’s 3rd prize - 2 T-shirts from Loupot’s February 16 11-1 p.m. MSC Lounge Entry Deadline Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. MSC 216 FINALS at 8 p.m. February 16 befo re SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER SEE WASHINGTON BEHIND CLOSED DOORS • VIP TOURS: WHITE HOUSE PENTAGON • DINE WITH SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN • VISIT EMBASSIES, MUSEUMS, THE SMITHSONIAN • SEE A MUSICAL AT FORD’S THEATRE • EXPERIENCE WASHINGTON’S NITE LIFE Price of trip is $338.00. Includes airfare, meals, hotel ac commodations. Hosted by MSC Political Forum. Sign up by Friday, Feb. 23 in MSC Room 216 or call 693-8842 for info. Painters perk-up subways United Press International 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 By .Klf he t"cS C'’" •eas? cit ,: cor Si* 1 ‘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 numbers.” 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 D . « 1«.... \ \ %-v• s-.L/\/-l iL^ 1.1 , jj Robert Wagner, picked the ors from which various deconi schemes for the stations are It developed. 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( ***.»•■» » r » I ! Irw/j mntnmui I . .i 1 ice day 01 a&m le p r0 ^ media i xtensio" with a@ mundy c 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 keen the 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 work. 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 July 1. F l_r 846-6714 & 846-1151 C (ia worthy, aden sai usuall; [attend t [esaid P* ;ide wit headqui that is 1* this ti ialists ar [services UNIVERSITY SQUARE SHOPPING CENTER- MANOR EAST KING OF THE GYPSIES 7:15 9:40 EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE 7-20 9:45 WALT DISNEY’S PINOCCHIO 7fiq SKYWAY TWIN ALIEN ZONE CARS THAT EAT people CIRCLE OF IRON GO TELL THE SPARTANS CAMPUS PARADISE ALLEY Needed study costly for foreign students igistrati' atTO in the : By BONNIE HELWIG Battalion Reporter For some of the 1,125 foreign students attending Texas A&M Uni er. lat after is will I extensi Friday, a ill take pi i-to-fou terview versity, learning English is made easier by the English Languaj ooJi Institute (ELI). 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 Bients m 0 mg it r Unite nguage Battalion Classifieds Call 845-2611 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 Sun Theatres If an international student is required to enroll full time in IS Valenti 333 University 846 The only movie in town Double-Feature Every Week Open 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Sat. 12 Noon - 12 Midnight Sun 846-9808 No one under 18 Escorted Ladies Free BOOK STORE & 25c PEEP SHOWS institute, it is necessary for him to postpone a semester of academi 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 Who Appointees: v \ • Ji Hu of am bo* 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. Don’t Delay!