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for credits and adventure
TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 1980
By TERRY DURAN
Sunny Spain, colorful and historic
The Black Forest of Germany and
the Bavarian Alps, clean and cool and
The towering Ural mountains,
where Europe becomes Asia, as seen
from a moving car on the Trans-
Siberian Railroad ...
Three groups of Texas Aggies will
leave the familiarity of the United
States this summer and experience
life for over a month in either Spain,
Germany or Russia.
Dr. Luis Costa will lead a group of
about 15 students when they leave
June 18 for a six-week stay in Spain.
After arriving in the south of Spain,
the group will go on a 10-day bus
tour, gradually working northward
until they arrive in Santiago de Com
postela, a university town of about
When the tour part of the trip ends
in Santiago, the students will begin a
four-week Spanish language course
at the University of Santiago while
living with a family there.
“The students will attend formal
classes six hours a day,” Costa said,
“but, unofficially, they’ll be in class
all the time.”
Students will receive six hours of
language credit at Texas A&M for
completing the four-week course,
taught entirely in Spanish by native
On May 28, another group of ab
out 15 students will board a flight in
Houston bound for Frankfurt, Ger
many. The six-week tour and study
session in Germany will be led by
Richard Critchfield. Before the
group returns July 9, they will have
spent two weeks touring Germany
and Austria and completed a four-
week language course at the Goethe
Institute in Prien, near Salzburg.
On May 14, Dr. Michal Barszap
will leave New York City with about
31 students on the longest American
student tour ever taken of Russia.
“This will let the students make
their own judgments about what
Russia is like, rather than letting
Walter Cronkite make it for them,”
Barszap added that a surprising
thing was the unusually helpful atti
tude of the Soviet government this
year. “Under normal circumst
ances,” he said, “we have to almost
beg, ‘Can we see this, can we see one
“This year, though, we re getting
telegrams from Moscow asking us to
name what we’d like to see and
they’ll try to work it out. They’re
definitely trying to accommodate us
more than before; it seems that the
less friendly the international situa
tion, the nicer the people are to
make up for the governments,” he
jRi? given short reprieve
United Press International
CHICAGO — Rock Island
Lines trains were operating Mon
day thanks to an Interstate Com
merce Commission reprieve, but
the demise is imminent for the
once “mighty fine line” that fell
into hard financial times.
The ICC had planned to order
the shutdown of the bankrupt
railroad at 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
But in an 11th hour move Friday,
the federal agency delayed the
date until April 1.
Barring another brief exten
sion, which apparently is not out
of the question, April Fools Day
is the date set for the end of the
Rock Island Lines — the nation’s
ninth largest railroad. It will be
the largest liquidation in Amer
ican railroad history.
On that date, the Kansas City
Terminal Railway Co., which has
been assigned to operate the rail
road during its bankruptcy pro
ceedings with the help of millions
of dollars in federal subsidies, will
pull up the final stakes.
Meanwhile, 14,000 Monday
morning Rock Island commuters
in Chicago saw little change in
their service. The Regional
Transportation Authority Board
took formal action Sunday night
clearing the way for the Chicago
& Northwestern Transportation
Co. to operate the line for, com
muters on the Southwest Side
and south suburbs.
The RTA board Sunday night
passed an ordinance giving the
C&NW formal permission to sign
an agreement with the Rock’s
During its heyday, the Rock Is
land was a member of the For
tune 500 list of the nation’s largest
corporations, operating over
more than 7,000 miles of routes in
13 states and employing 8,000
Congressman blasts Carter
for self-serving energy plan
By SCOT K. MEYER
President Carter’s oil import tax is
piece of “beautiful gimmickry”
which is designed more to protect
him politically than to help solve the
energy crisis. Rep. Tob Moffett, D-
Conn., said Monday.
Carter’s plan to impose a 10 cents-
a-gallon tax on imported oil is infla
tionary, Moffett said, and it is dan
gerously non-specific in that it will
effect heating oil as well as gasoline.
Furthermore, Moffett said, the
import tax will not aid the conserva
tion effort because “all the easy cuts
have been made” in fuel use, and
Americans will not make significant
changes in their life style because of a
10 cents-a-gallon increase.
Although he is characterized as a
liberal, Moffett said he also opposed
the windfall tax on oil company pro
fits because it “is a sham.”
Moffett said that he wanted to
keep controls. Decontrol, even by ,
oil company standards, will produce
only 200,000 extra barrels of oil a
day, he said, which is insignificant
compared to U.S. daily consump
“That little bit of extra oil will end
up being very expensive by the time
we pay for it through deregulation.
And eventually you reach a point
where it is cheaper to conserve a
barrel of oil than to produce a new
one,” Moffett said.
Moffett suggested that effective
solutions toward solving the energy
crisis might include:
— Letting the oil companies keep
the money they make from decon
trolled prices, but setting up per
centages for them to spend in de
veloping other sources of energy, so
there will be “some sort of atmos
phere in which the public interest is
— Initiating a conservation effort
“that hurts,” including a confronta
tion of problems like the utilities sys
tem which requires waste in order to
make a profit;
— Reworking the systems of in
centive so that companies are not
rewarded for pumping oil that they
were going to pump anyway.
Moffett said he is not for the
nationalization of the oil companies,
nor does he want to see a large
bureaucracy set up to smother the
industry in rules and regulations.
Still, Moffett said that when the pri
vate market and the public interest
clash, some effort should be made to
insure consideration of the public’s
Moffett’s speech was sponsored by
MSC Political Forum.
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NEW YORK — A burglar broke
into a Manhattan brownstone early
Monday and stole $400,000 worth of
artworks by Pablo Picasso and Salva
dor Dali, police said.
Tom DeMaio, described as a
Broadway producer, left his apart
ment late Sunday and returned a few
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