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Serving the Texas A&M University community
Vol, 74 No. 56
Monday, November 17, 1980
College Station, Texas
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Iran clain^mass slaughter’
Kissinger predicts hostages free before Jan. 20
United Press International
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, now advis
ing President-elect Ronald Reagan, predicts the Amer
ican hostages in Iran will be freed before the Jan. 20
Iran’s parliament began a week-long recess this
weekend, and Iran demanded help from the International
Labor Organization to get one of its captives — Oil Minis
ter Javad Baqir Tonguyan — back from Iraq.
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
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
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
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
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
Texas A&M University students enrol
led this semester may preregister for the
Spring 1980 semester today through
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.
today, ends Friday
By CATHIE CREW
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
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
Dr. Ludy T. Benjamin of the University
psychology department represents the Na
tional Psychological Association for the pro
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
Sometimes the problem is nothing more
than poor sleeping habits or the inability of
the student to relax, he said.
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
— 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
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
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
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
“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
| Reagan heads ‘home’
(with economic plan
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-
"Were going to do what I said through
out the campaign,” Reagan told reporters
Sunday after a 45-minute conference with
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
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
“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
“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
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
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.