The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 07, 1980, Image 1

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IThe Battalion nalds I SVERY C Vol. 74 No. 27 10 Pages Serving the Texas A&M University community Tuesday, October 7, 1980 College Station, Texas USPS 045 360 Phone 845-2611 The Weather Yesterday Today High 81 High 84 Low 53 Low 53 Humidity- ■ • • 78% Humidity . . . 80% Rain .. 0.0 inches Chance oi rain. . . ... none llitlifting Con- lestants, while | st has over I to compete. I ig record is | id James Rue, d 270 pounds | of his body nber the con- rcent of body essarily t obby focuses on schools n Hitting] particip the pitch! rast VVedne! tramural H« Contest held i ■ field of [ennifer Yea lensley outdi eight other n a close contes ted runner t . his next tod ' wall at the 3 ip Yezak fouj from )iane Giusti, Priscill Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby Staff photo by Pat O’Malley By NANCY ANDERSEN Battalion Staif Education should be the major priority for the upcoming 67th Legislature, Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby said Monday night. - More than half of the $26 billion available for the 1982-83 general appropriations bill will go for education, Hobby told an audi ence of about 100. “About 53 percent (of the state funds available for appropriation) is needed to operate school districts, junior colleges and universities,” he said. Increasing teaching salaries, Hobby said, “is an important part of the Legisla ture’s tremendous responsibility towards education.” Hobby said he proposes a 22 percent salary increase for teachers. “This would work by a 6.8 percent in crease in base pay and, assuming a two-step increase on the way, 22 percent in two years,” he said. “That’s no number to be ashamed of,” Hobby added. “Salaries in the past 10 years have just kept up with inflation,” he said. Secondary school teachers have faced a 1.6 percent loss of purchasing power, he said, but col lege educators have lost 24 percent of their purchasing power. “This neglect of higher education has had its effects on the institutions and state it self,” Hobby said. “We re borrowing from the future with this pinch penny- approach.” There is no incentive for graduates to seek higher degrees, he said, and gave an example of a petroleum engineering gradu ate whose starting salary is higher than the professor who taught his last course. “This is foolish,” he said. “And it’s going to be tough, but it (salary increases) should be the Legislature’s priority for the next session,” he said. The other big issue for the 67th session is redistricting, Hobby said. A possibility ex ists that redistricting could be an issue, he said, if the final census data is delivered by April 1, 1981. Prompt delivery of the census data will leave 60 days in the session, and this is clearly adequate time for redistricting, he said. A constitutional provision states that if redistricting is not done by the first regular legislative session following the submitting of the census data, then a redistricting board must do it. If the data is delivered late, then some one will have to decide how much time is adequate, he said. “But the constitution or laws cannot command the impossible,” he added. Nationally, redistricting will probably result in two and possibly three additional Texas seats in Congress — from 24 to 26 or 27, he said. MSC Political Forum sponsored Hob by’s speech. Carter, Reagan ‘bruise" each other Iran, Iraq fight for major oil route pens it not only fool unt, Pass & If United Press International iated in time kliURKAMSHAHR, Iran — Iran and Iraq poured across the HniiMbrcements into Iran’s southern Khuzistan province he older gm- “ a Y * n w h at shaped up as a major battle for the vital ed to the coll|r iln re h ner V and total control of the Shatt al-Arab mve emerged Ir ute to the West Iflerce fighting was reported on the highway from the | uJjured Iranian port of Khurramshahr to Abadan, 25 P/lk' 1 r" 9 s southeast along the disputed Shatt al-Arab water- l ' ly, a vital outlet to the Persian Gulf for the two warring -omplex, >™ || 1 | )ei . s 0 f OPEC oil cartel. petition — M a,, i ran i an military communique today said “Iranian e attempt ateWjmg troops” moved in to attack “Iraqi reinforce- ree distances ents” around the two cities. It claimed 30 tanks and ve scorers in I) each activity! >ra Minifee in • TAMU re; holds the Mq ■ord of238 l : vehicles were destroyed and said 80 Iraqis were killed or wounded in the assault on the armored column. Iraq moved up more tanks, troops and pontoons for temporary bridges into the area of Khurramshahr, the major Iranian port Iraqi troops surrounded and all but totally captured Sunday and Monday. One Western correspondent said the bridge-building equipment indicated that a direct assault on Abadan across the Shatt al-Arab might be planned. Air attacks picked up in pace. Iran claimed it shot down two Iraqi MiGs attacking Abadan and its giant oil refinery, which was pounded and set afire by Iraqi artillery Monday. It claimed three other Iraqi planes also were shot down, two in a raid on Bushire, a Persian Gulf port southeast of Abadan, but conceded that an Iraqi raid had left part of the northern oil installation at Tabriz near the Soviet border in flames. Iraqi planes hit Tehran Monday in the deadliest raid yet on the Iranian capital. Iran admitted four people were killed and 60 were wounded in strikes on Tehran airport, a huge petrochemical complex and Iran’s largest car assem bly plant. Baghdad radio claimed Iraqi planes also wrecked oil and fuel tanks and military vehicles in bombings across a 200-mile stretch of western Iran covering Ahvaz, Dizful and Kuhdsht. United Press International Ronald Reagan charges President Carter with manipulating government inflation fi gures; Carter suggests again Reagan may lead the nation into war and adds a Reagan victory might split the U.S. religious and racial communities; John Anderson com pares the president’s campaign with Richard Nixon’s in 1972. And Patrick Lucey, Anderson’s vice presidential running mate, says the inde pendent ticket can win because the major party candidates are “bruising each other” with negative campaigning. All three candidates were on the road Monday, seeking votes in the Midwest and East. In Chicago, Carter hit hard at Reagan, suggesting the former California governor might be a divisive force. “You’ll determine if well be unified or if I lose this election, whether Americans will be separate — black from white, Jew from Christian, North from South,” Carter said. The president, in his first stop Monday, called Reagan’s proposal for cutting taxes, balancing the budget, increasing military spending and stopping inflation simul taneously “quicksilver economics,” and said it couldn’t be done. “The only response I would give is that’s what’s wrong with the country — he doesn’t understand economics, Reagan said. “Mine is a very well thought out plan. It can be done and I did it in California.” Reagan, addressing a shopping-mall crowd in Cherry Hill, N.J., also accused Carter of “jimmying” the September pro ducer price index so it would show a favor able 0.2 percent drop instead of the real — but gloomy — 0.4 percent increase. The index, released last week, did in clude two new items — automobile rebates and discounts. But Janet Norwood, career commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Sta tistics, said the decision to include the fi gures was made months ago, and no one outside the bureau was involved in, or was aware of it. Returning to the war issue, Carter said “abandoning arms control is probably the most serious mistake in keeping the peace.” He did not mention Reagan by name, but said at a suburban backyard meeting: “If you have just a strong military and you’re jingoistic in spirit, and you want to push everybody around and show the macho of the United States, that’s an excel lent way to lead our country toward war.” Anderson, also in Chicago, was asked to explain his linkage of Carter with Richard Nixon in a weekend United Press Interna tional interview. He noted the 1972 Nixon campaign “be came famous — or infamous — for a De partment of Dirty Tricks.” He then ticked off a list of tactics the Carter campaign has used against him. When Lucey was asked how their Na tional Unity Campaign could win, he said Carter and Reagan are “bruising each other” with increasingly negative advertis ing, and that could open the way for Ander son. Lucey told about 750 students Carter’s policies are wrong and Reagan’s are irrele vant. Taps to honor three Silver Taps w ill be held tonight for three Texas A&M University students who have died in the past month. The ceremony will honor Shelley Gaile Culver, Jay Gill Hawes and Mark Alan Horton. Silver Taps will be held at 10:30 p.m. in front of the Academic Building. It is the final tribute to students who have died while enrolled in classes at Texas A&M. Students are requested to be quiet on their way to and from the ceremony, and to have lights in dormitory rooms and offices extinguished from 10:20-10:50 p.m. utting site finally found, ith 75 acres of trees ‘Petition ane | By BERNIE FETTE by the IM-fiJ Battalion Reporter ree activity, A three-month headache has finally en- and plans for the 1980 Aggie Bonfire ~ Black on schedule. |ie bonfire coordinators recently ac- d a cutting site which contains appro- tely 75 acres of what Head Coordina- Singer called “really good trees for bonfire.” site is located 26 miles northeast of p.m.-midnigk'HTexas A&M campus, near the Old San a.m.-midniglftnio Road, and is owned by Granada and and Cattle Company. p.m.-midnigl’Singer said he met with Jim Eller, an a. in.-inidnigli [ecil tiveof the company and a Texas A&M puate, after a cattle auction recently, | Eller told him they were welcome to a section of the land. He said he had a place he was going to p.m.- a.m.-i p.m.-midnigll p.m.-10 pm oon-l:30 pm & 3:30-6 pm 1 p.m.-6 pm All Da) All Dai All Daf I Day (ligl> te j - evening i> sc ear with a bulldozer for pastureland, but we could cut it if we wanted to, ” Singer id. Everything out there is straight as an row,” Singer said. “I think it’s the best ace we’ve ever had.” Problems with finding a site developed [ply when the coordinators were told (the site they had intended to use this year was no longer available because the Texas Municipal Power Agency had already started strip mining operations there. Since then, more than 20 other pos sibilities for a site were turned down. Singer said that Eller seemed to be eager to help out in any way he could. “He said he’d have his bulldozer out there if we wanted to make a road through the site. If we needed help, all we have to do is ask for it. “But this is a one-shot thing,” Singer said. “He’s going to have the rest of the land cleared after we re through.” Situations like the one this year are not new. The 1978 bonfire didn’t have a source of logs until a week before cutting was to start. The problem this year, as in the past, has been due in part to the rising cost of fire wood. “A lot of people just aren’t willing to give their wood away when it’s selling for $150 per cord in Houston,” Singer said. According to Singer, finding a cutting site may continue to be a problem in future years. “I’ll bet there won’t be much left in five years or so,” he said. barter trying to reconcile til-rich Nigerian relations United Press International WASHINGTON — President Carter in- ted Nigerian President Alhaji Shehu Sha ri to the White House for what U.S. offi- tls said was the culmination of four years trying to improve relations with the oil- -I African nation. Shagari, president of the most-populous ican nation, addressed the United Na ims General Assembly Monday, before iming to Washington for his meeting to- ty with Carter. U.S. officials pointed out that in 1976, iringthe Gerald Ford administration, re lions between the United States and igeria were so bad Secretary of State enry Kissinger, who was scheduled to sit Nigeria, had his invitation canceled by te Nigerian government in a policy dis- ute over the war in Angola. Nigeria, which sells an average of 1 mil- barrels of oil to the United States per ay, is coming under pressure to increase siproduction and exports to the United tales in light of the cut off of Iranian and aqi oil. iHistorically, U.S. officials say, Nigeria a| been eager to export as much oil as it an sell, but it is not expected Shagari, who elds a government modeled after the LS. ederal system, will be able to make 16 decision on his own. onday, before the U.N. General Assembly, Shagari gave a tough speech on a bject expected to be raised repeatedly during his Washington talks: the differ ences between the two countries on how to deal with the Republic of South Africa. “I find it intolerable the independence of Namibia continues to be bedeviled by the intransigence of South Africa,” said Sha gari. South Africa has governed the former German territory — also known as South West Africa—under a mandate granted by the League of Nations, since 1920. The mandate was withrawn by the Un ited Nations because of the racist policies of South Africa's white minority government. “Nigeria will no longer tolerate the pro vocations by South Africa or the dilatory tactics of her allies in the Western bloc with regard to self-determination and majority rule for Namibia, ” Shagari told applauding delegates. “We deeply deplore the collusion be tween South Africa and its Western allies, which continue to deny the people of that territory their inalienable rights. ” U.S. officials say Shagari will be told Congress has passed legislation that effec tively forbids economic boycotts, with the single exception of Iran. Furthermore, officials said, the adminis tration does not believe economic boycotts are effective in bringing pressure on a target regime. Although the United States forbids the sale of arms to South Africa, there are no economic restrictions. Sly friends rush Thanksgiving By BECKY SWANSON Battalion Staff “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Clause ... and yes, Bryan, Thanksgiving came early this year. Thanks to some crafty friends, Thank sgiving got moved up a few weeks for Bryan Foy and Julie Peterson. “How did y’all do this without me finding out about it?!’ was the first ut terance Bryan, a senior Aggie bands man, could make after almost five mi nutes of gaping open-mouthed at his fiancee who was flown from Minnesota for the Texas Tech — Texas A&M game by two of Bryan’s friends, who collected enough money for Julie’s plane ticket. Mollie White and Valerie Vickers col lected money from members of the Aggie Band, friends in Mosher Hall and several student leaders. Julie said she and Bryan had discus sed her coming down for Thanksgiving, but no definite plans had been made when the two women called her to see if she was free for the weekend. “I just about died when they told me they were sending the plane ticket,” Julie, a senior English major at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., said. Julie was sequestered Friday after noon, after flying into Houston Inter continental Airport at noon and coming to College Station by car, until band practice on Kyle Field was over. There the carefully planned surprise reunion was executed. Julie waited calmly in the stands, watching Bryan and the rest of the Aggie Band practice for Saturday’s halftime performance and talking to Mollie and Valerie. As the bandsmen gathered for their last critique and instruction from the drum majors, the well-laid plan began to unfold. Julie, Mollie, Valerie and a host of well-wishers made their way down the bleachers to the ramp, then around the outside of the stadium to the south end of the field. The girls had arranged to have a meeting of the senior bandsmen called after the rest of the band was dismissed. While the seniors met, Julie — sur rounded and hidden by friends — walked toward the group in the center of the field. “Hey, Bryan, have you had a good day?” one of the seniors asked. While another senior distracted Bryan, Julie walked up behind him and embraced him before he even knew she was there. His first reaction was to hug her, then, realizing what had happened, he stepped back about three feet and stared, his mouth occasionally moving, but not uttering a sound. Finally he managed to speak, saying only, “How did y’all do this without me finding out about it?” “Bryan, you’d better hurry and get your midnight wired — you’re going to the Bob Hope concert,” Ken Cross, Corps commander, said, as he handed him his own reserve tickets to the night’s performance. “How?” was all Bryan could say. “How?” Later, Bryan said, “I knew that any thing I said wouldn’t have made sense, so I didn’t say anything. “I can’t believe so many people knew about it and no one told me,” he said. “1 know everything, ’” Valerie teased, repeating a statement the two girls say Bryan uses often. Sitting next to him in the Kettle res taurant Sunday night, Julie said, “Even if you had guessed it, you wouldn’t have believed it.” “I probably wouldn’t have,” he said. Julie said she thought she gave away the secret when she talked to Bryan on the phone. “He was talking about how much he wanted me here for the Texas Tech game, and I just kept on cracking up. ” But the secret remained just that until Friday after drill. Bryan and Julie, who have been dat ing since their high school days in Ger many, plan to get married sometime after they both graduate in May, Julie said. Valerie said she and Mollie made announcements about the plans to fly Julie down for the game in some of their classes where people knew Bryan. “One freshman girl that didn’t even know Bryan donated money because she thought it was a neat idea,” Valerie said. Mollie and Valerie collected over $230 for the ticket and made the arrangements for Julie’s trip. Most of the money came from band members, Molly said. About 30 to 40 people contributed, with some donating $20 to $30. Staff photo by Becky Swanson “How did y’all do this without me finding out about it?” a ties. Bryan, a senior Aggie bandsman, had no idea that confused Bryan Foy said after friends flew his fiancee, friends Mollie White and Valerie Vickers had collected Julie Peterson, in from Minnesota Friday afternoon for enough money to fly Julie in for the game, the Texas Tech—Texas A&M football weekend activi-