The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 17, 1980, Image 1

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Prime Minister Mobammad Ali Rajai announced the legislature would be too busy when it resumes to discuss the hostages, further reducing hopes of a speedy release of the Americans, who have been held for 380 days. Injecting himself into the year-long hostage crisis, Kis singer said in Paris he is against making any concessions to free the hostages, but said he could abide with formula tions in Iran’s release conditions. “I am against paying ransom and giving military equip ment but there are some formulations in Iran’s four terms for releasing the hostages that I could live with,” he said. Iran’s conditions are return of the late shah’s wealth, unfreezing Iranian assets in American banks, a U.S. pledge on non-interference in Iranian affairs, and a U.S. promise not to make any claims against Iran as a result of the hostage issue. The United States reportedly indicated it could meet only one demand unconditionally — a pledge of non interference in Iranian affairs — and made it known that there were legal and financial complications in the other three demands. But Kissinger, who is on a foreign policy committee advising Reagan, said, “My own estimate is they (the hostages) will get out before Jan. 20, before the inaugura tion.” Iran demanded the help of the International Labor Organization in getting its oil minister, Javad Baqir Ton guyan, back, saying the minister was “on a purely civilian mission to study employees and welfare” when he was captured near Abadan, Iran’s besieged oil port. Iran has condemned the capture as a kidnapping. Iraq shrugged off the complaints and pointed to Iran’s U.S. hostages and said the minister had been wounded and they were treating the minister to save his life. Iran’s official Pars news agency announced Saturday that Prime Minister Raji told the National Defense Coun cil the next move on the hostages was up to Washington. “As far as Iran is concerned, the problem has been solved,” Rajai said. “The Majlis (Iran’s parliament) has debated and voted on the issue.” The announcement appeared to indicate Iran was de manding the United States accept without question Iran’s four conditions. In Washington, State Department spokesman David Nall said Washington sent its response to Iran’s conditions to Tehran through the Algerian intermediaries and “we have not yet received a response from the Iranians. ” In the bloodiest battle of the nine-week Persian Gulf war, Iraqi troops claimed to have killed 747 Iranians in house-to-house fighting in the desert city of Susangerd. Iran admitted heavy losses, but accused Iraq of using chemical warfare in a “mass slaughter.” At the same time, Kuwaiti charges Sunday of a second Iranian rocket attack on Kuwaiti border targets revived fears of the war spreading to neighboring Arab states, while the West braced itself for a new round of oil price hikes triggered by the war. In Washington, Senator Henry Jackson, who has been mentioned for a possible Cabinet post in the Reagan administration, said the war could drive the price of gaso line to $1.90 a gallon before the end of the year. Radio Tehran, quoting the official Pars news agency, said Sunday Iraqi forces have begun a “mass slaughter” of Iranians in Susangerd after surrounding the city with tanks and “using incendiary and chemical bombs. ” Susangerd is 20 miles east of the Iraqi border and 40 miles northwest of Ahvaz, the capital of Iran’s oil-rich Khuzistan province, which the Iraqis believe to be Arab land. In a brief bulletin at daybreak Sunday, Radio Tehran said Iraqi troops and tanks broke through Iranian defenses and moved into Susangerd’s eastern district after a night long artillery bombardment. Iran claimed earlier its troops had repulsed three Iraqi attempts to take the city. An Iraqi military communique Sunday said 430 Ira nians were killed in the bitter battle for Susangerd. That was the highest one-day death count Iraq has claimed since the fighting began Sept. 22. Iraqi military leaders said Saturday they killed 317 enemies, putting the weekend death claims at 747. Students suffer insomnia i' Texas A&M University students enrol led this semester may preregister for the Spring 1980 semester today through Cold country Photo by Dave Einsel Aggie defensive back Danny Davis shields himself from the near-freezing cold in Fayetteville, Ark., Saturday. The Aggies lost, 27-24, on a last- minute field goal. For more on the game, see page 9. Preregistration begins today, ends Friday By CATHIE CREW Battalion Reporter Insomnia, which is becoming an increas ing concern for Americans due to the press ure of jobs, school and daily living, is pla guing Aggies along with everyone else. Dr. C. B. Goswick, head of the A.P. Beutel Health Center, said sometimes there are as many as six students a day in the center who complain of having trouble sleeping. This is generally not the primary com plaint, however, he said, but rather it accompanies some other problem. depression and anxiety over school press ures, Roe said. The degree of seriousness of sleeping problems varies from a single night of anxi ety over a test, to a continual problem of not being able to sleep well because of a state of depression or anxiety, he said. Recently the Federal government pro vided funding for a program called “Project Sleep.” Dr. Ludy T. Benjamin of the University psychology department represents the Na tional Psychological Association for the pro ject. ‘Miss Right’ hunted for by bachelor If the problem is severe, students are referred to one of the center’s psychiatrists for an evaluation, Roe said. The results of the evaluations are then used to determine proper treatment, he said. Sometimes the problem is nothing more than poor sleeping habits or the inability of the student to relax, he said. ii Undergraduate and graduate students ikmld check with their major department Fspecific counseling and preregistration ss. Some departments do not include entire preregistration period. ( No fees for the spring semester will be at the time of preregistration. A statement will be mailed to each stu- it’s local mailing address by the Fiscal Department around Dec. 12. Any student with a physical disability who needs assistance with any phase of registration should call 846-4781. The procedure for preregistration is as follows: — Pick up a “Spring Class Schedule 1981” from the Registrar’s Office. — Prepare a trial schedule, avoiding all hour conflicts. However, students should understand that the computer may not fol low trial schedules exactly. — Report to major departmental reg istration advisers to begin preregistration. Students may be required to show their identification cards to obtain their registra tion card packets. — Fill out all cards in the packet except the course request card, which is com pleted by departmental advisers. — Report to the Exhibit Hall in Rudder Center to complete preregistration. According to Dr. Larry Roe of the Uni versity’s Personal Counseling Service, ab out 50 percent of the students who come to see counselors have some type of sleeping disturbance. Roe distinguished between “classic in somnia” and sleeping disturbances by saying that classic insomnia is being unable to sleep without medication, while a sleep ing disturbance may be too much sleep or unrestful sleep. Roe also said that troubled sleep may be accompanied by other complaints such as loss of appetite, lack of energy, disinterest and unusual gain or loss of weight. One reason Aggies are having trouble getting a good nights sleep is because of Generally the student’s problems can be treated with counseling and/or group prog rams such as assertiveness training, grief and loss clinics for students who have ex perienced a death or other profound loss, and career development and relaxation training, Roe said. But for problems serious enough to cause health problems medica tion is prescribed by one of the psychiat rists. The program will consist of an inter governmental steering committee with representatives from federal psychological and physiological health agencies, and a joint coordination council with representa tives from 16 agencies including the Amer ican Medical Association, the American Nurses Association, the American Psycho logical Association and the Consumers’ Un ion, Benjamin said. “Project Sleep” is a three-year program of research on the causes and possible re medies of insomnia and other sleep dis turbances, he said. A new program begun this year is the stress management clinic, he said, where students can come in as they wish and listen to tapes which teach them how to relax. Knowing how to relax before studying can help a student concentrate better and learn more, he said. The goal of the project is to educate the public and professionals who deal with these problems about good sleep habits, the sleep needs of different types of indi viduals and how to better deal with these problems, he said. On a national basis, insomnia has be come the concern of many professional psychologists and researchers. The results of the research will be made available to educational and professional psychological programs through pam phlets, books, films and journals. United Press International CRAIG, Colo. — Tom Barminski hopes that an investment of $479 will help him find Miss Right. Barminski, a 6-2, 205-pound, 33-year- old, dark-haired, never-married bachelor, used the money to print up 2,500 posters of himself. Now he plans to spread them around in strategic locations where females are known to congregate, such as condomi niums, ski resorts, health clubs, etc. Barminski, an energy company technical supervisor, said his intentions are honor able. “I’m not in search of a myriad of ladies, ” he explained in a recent interview. “Only one, the Right one. Ultimately, I’m looking for a girl to marry. ” Along with his picture, the posters in clude some biographical information. The message, in part, says: “Hello, Miss. If you are somewhat athle tic, attractive, non-smoking and think you could enjoy the company of a 33-year-old never-married bachelor, the following may be of interest to you. ” Barminski said he faces problems in find ing a mate because he lives in an isolated area, is not outgoing and that in his home town men outnumber women. If the posters fail, Barminski said he might try a newspaper ad with his picture. If that fails, “I may forget about women altogether. ” Snowfalls | Reagan heads ‘home’ (with economic plan J 1S11 UB J 2 1 £ r t. in DB across upper part of Texas United Press International LOS ANGELES — President-elect maid Reagan, packing a new economic Ian that promises a prosperity “shared by T” heads today for Washington — the us of his wrath for a decade and now his lome for the next four years. who was to arrive at Andrews Air Force base this evening after a flight f ,’ tain Los Angeles, prepared to start a week- long immersion intothe ways of the capital, tain Congress to the White House. He takes with him a report by his chief ihomic task force that, judging from the icipants, embraces much of his cam- ign promises. "Were going to do what I said through out the campaign,” Reagan told reporters Sunday after a 45-minute conference with e economists. Gesturing to the 2-inch-thick folder . ader his arm, Reagan said, “These are w plans for implementation of reducing the III Kist of government, reducing the tax bur den on the people and getting a prosperity that will be shared by all.” Inameeting set for today in Los Angeles, Ueam headed by Reagan’s attorney, Wil liam French Smith, will make recommen- ~A dations for Cabinet appointments. t The panel is expected to select three jiames for each of the top Cabinet jobs. Members of the panel are mostly long-time Jan associates, including William Casey, Sen. Paul Laxalt, R-Nev.; Edwin Reese, who is to become White House uunselor to the president; William Simon, tamer treasury secretary, and Caspar einberger, former health, education and lelfare secretary. Specifics of the economic plan were not disclosed by Reagan or his advisers, but task force chairman George Shultz said, “Certainly we worked within the frame work of things that he has put forward.” What Reagan has proposed is a 30 per cent three-year cut in personal income taxes, a 10 percent cut in federal spending by 1985, more money for the Pentagon and a balanced budget by 1983. “I’d be astonished,” said Shultz, “if he doesn’t go forward with a Kemp-Roth type tax proposal immediately. ” The proposal by Rep. Jack Kemp, R- N.Y. and Sen. William Roth, R-Del., is the 30 percent tax cut Reagan has trumpeted. “I think it will have a very beneficial effect,” said Shultz, who served as treasury and labor secretary under Richard Nixon. Reagan said his plan will not deny people “needed programs. We’re still talking in the areas of extravagance.” Shultz indicated that, barring “dramatic moves,” the economy will need lengthy rehabilitation. “I think the situation that the governor will inherit is gloomy. The economy is in terrible shape. The budget is hemorrhag ing. It’s a very bad scene,” he said. Yet Shultz said the problem can be solved by consistent government policies like those advocated by Reagan. ’ Weinberger, another task force mem ber, was asked if Reagan will have to make deeper budget cuts than planned since in flation, high interest rates and other factors may be pushing the current budget figures higher. “My feeling is that you do, that you have to cut more,” Weinberger said. United Press International The year’s first major winter storm plowed across the face of Texas today, de positing up to 13 inches of snow on the South Plains of west Texas and threatening to cover the entire top half of the state with snow and ice by tonight. Three deaths and dozens of injuries Sun day were blamed on the steady rain that preceded the storm front. Light snow fell today on the 6 inches already recorded during the first day of Midland’s earliest snowfall ever. Wind- whipped snow also fell in Abilene, which had 2 inches, and Wichita Falls. Schools were closed in much of the Plains area south of the Panhandle. Travel advisories were issued from Lubbock to Abilene to Dallas, where a bone-chilling rain was expected to turn to icy snow by morning. Ten inches of snow were reported in Lubbock by early today. The NWS said temperatures that dropped into the 20s overnight would rise slowly into the 30s today, holding back melting of the accumu lated snow and ice. Roads near Alpine and throughout west Texas were closed because of the heavy snow drifts or glaze and temperatures fell below freezing after sundown. Near Luling in central Texas, a bus car rying a church choir skidded off a rain-slick road Sunday morning and flipped on its side into a ditch, killing two sleeping women and sending the 37 other passen gers to hospital emergency rooms. Later in the day, one person was killed and one injured in an accident near Texar kana. Efforts by Highway Department road crews to clear the highways in west Texas were virtually futile, one official said. Rake those leaves Photo by Becky Swanson Renee Menegas, a sophomore industrial distribution “Camelot Park” in Bryan. The co-ed fraternity. Alpha major from Lake Jackson, and Martha Haynes, a junior Phi Omega, worked in cooperation with the City of accounting major from Houston, rake leaves from Bryan to clean up the park as a pledge project.