The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 02, 1982, Image 1

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lit U.S.-backed Christian Demo
ats reportedly discussed dumping
Eir leader to win power in a new
fernment with r inn lists, and Presi-
jt Reagan warned of great difficul-
Jn giving aid unless reforms con-
U.S. Ambassador Deane Hinton
neuvered behind the scenes
, Jdnesday to keep five right-wing
ius v in manyr s j- rom f orrna ]i z j n g a coalition
or there wou i(i control 36 seats in the new
e throughout» eat assembly, CBS news reported.
isner said. ■
Htalso reported a Christian Demo-
anc leader said the party was con-
pring sacrificing Junta President
Be Napoleon Duarte — hounded by
Kitists for being too liberal. They
Rild appoint an interim president
pvin approval of top army generals
nd the rightists.
Reagan indicated a right-wing re-
peicould prompt Washington to
hd its aid, warning it “would give us
lat difficulty if the government
|ned away from reforms instituted”
Juarte in economic and social jus-
|:e policies.
he president praised the election
ess that brought out 1.2 of 1.5
lion registered Salvadoran voters
nearly twice as many as officials
aected — despite threats of in-
eased violence by leftist guerrillas.
The Christian Democrats won 40.7
cent of the popular vote in Sun-
y’s ections but took only 24 assem-
seats compared with 36 controlled
the five right-wing parties, accord-
ig to unofficial results.
Results in after delay;
run-offs on Tuesday
by Cyndy Davis
Battalion Staff
Election results were validated by the Judicial Board
Thursday night at 8:25, after an eight and one half hour
delay. Results from Tuesday and Wednesday’s elections
were delayed by computer programming difficulties and
by a large amount of write-in candidates that had to be
hand counted, Election Commissioner George Crowson
Mike Lawshe and Pat Pearson will compete in a run-off
election for the position of student body president. The
run-off election will be Tuesday.
Lawshe received 1,982 votes, 32 percent of total votes
cast, and Pearson received 1,535 votes, or 24 percent.
Other candidates for student body president were Jeff
Anthony, who received 1,459 votes, or 23 percent, and
Jeff Bissey who received 1,289 votes totalling 21 percent.
Pearson, a junior political science major from San
Antonio, stresses the fact that he is still in the presidential
race because he took the issues to the students. Some of
his main campaign points are enhancement of communi
cation between student organizations, provisions for a
crime awareness program and an increase in academic
services available to students.
“Student Government should support all organiza
tions,” Pearson said. “We need to try to cut out the over
lapping of some groups with others, and also fill in some
ol the gaps,” he said.
Lawshe, a junior industrial engineering major from
Dallas, says it’s important to have someone representing
the University in Austin when the Texas Legislature
meets next January.
“Some very important issues, such as the Permanent
University Fund and tuition increases, that affect Texas
A&M University students are coming up in the next
legislative session,” Lawshe said.
Lawshe also wants to make changes in the way the
Senate is run.
“The important issues are all being addressed, but all
the little nit-picky back and forth debate about who can
amend what debate on whoever’s motion gets senators
disinterested,” he said. “This needs to change.”
Winners in the vice president positions include:
Pat Pearson
Mike Lawshe
Jolie Mailhos, a junior accounting major from Bay City,
vice president for academic affairs; Jay Holland, a fresh
man finance major from Dallas, vice president for exter
nal affairs; and R. Scott Staton,junior finance major from
Round Rock, vice president for finance.
Vice president for rules and regulations will be Greg
Bates, a junior civil engineering major from Houston.
Vice president for student services will be Joe Nussbaum,
a sophomore industrial education major from Corsicana.
Senior yell leaders for 1982-83 are: Tom Joseph, an
agriculture economics major from Hamilton; Jon Burt,
an agriculture economics major from Rosser; and Charlie
Childs, a petroleum engineering major from Tyler.
Junior yell leaders are Jeff Crofton, an industrial en
gineering major from Tyler and Todd Kronshage, an
accounting major from Spring.
The new yell leaders will make their unofficial debut
tonight at the Aggie baseball game against Houston,
Crofton said.
See page 4 for complete election results.
staff photo by Peter Rocha
The Coneheads?
Linda Thompson of College Station and Joan Moore of
Bryan shield themselves from Thursday’s midday rain.
Both were selling goods at the crafts exhibit at the
Rudder Fountain. They may need to keep their
newspapers and bags handy as Friday’s forecast calls for
a 30 percent chance of rain.
SS funds may run out
by 1983, trustees say
bidding starts tonight
In KAMU-TV auction
by Steven B. Larkin
Battalion Reporter
I Bidding on over $50,000 worth of
donated merchandise will commence
ronight at 7 p.m. when the fourth
jmnual Channel-15 KAMU-TV fun-
aising auction begins.
The seven day event is attempting
raise over $40,000 to purchase
ograming for the Texas A&M Uni-
rsity Public Broadcasting Station,
ist year the station raised $30,000
through the auction.
I RAMU-FM will also receive a
share of all proceeds made from the
I “The auction is conducted like a
real auction; each night a certain
number of items will be auctioned
ind at the end of that evening’s
Iroadcast the highest bidder on each
item will be sold the object,” said Pen-
ly Zent, KAMU auction coordinator.
All auctions items will be sold even if
the final bid is lower than the sug
gested retail value.
Auction items range in price from
$35 to over $1,000. The biggest item
is a complete four-day vacation for
two to Orlando, Florida. Other items
include clothes, sofas, burglar
alarms, a variety of pictures and
Viewers will be able to see the auc
tion items on television and hear a
discription of them by an auctioneer.
To bid on an item, a viewer can call in
his bid to one of the station’s phone
operators at 845-5656, tell what item
he wants to bid on and how much.
The bid will then be posted next to the
item until a higher bid is received.
At the end of each broadcast, the
highest bidder will be announced for
each item. The high bidder can then
come to the station the next day to pay
for the item.
Over 500 items have been donated
by area merchants. Over 30 local
businesses and organizations became
“underwriters” by donating cash to
help finance the production for air
ing the auction.
Producing the auction is a large
community effort.
“To make the project a success
KAMU needs a large amount of com
munity support for the auction,” said
Zent. Over 75 people will be needed
to produce the seven live three-hour
segments of the auction. A majority of
these people will be volunteers who
will be doing everything from run
ning cameras to taking bids over tele
phones. Many of the auctioneers and
TV hosts will be leading local com
munity leaders whose professions
vary from medicine to newspaper
United Press International
WASHINGTON — Blaming a
sour economy, trustees said today the
Social Security System faces a signifi
cantly worse short-term financial out
look than last year and will be unable
to pay benefits by July 1983 if nothing
is done.
The trustees — the secretaries of
labor, treasury and health and human
services — projected that even with
borrowing among the three Social
Security trust funds, money to pay
benefits could run out by the end of
next year.
In their annual report, the trustees
forecast “severe financial problems
for the Social Security program in
both the short range and the long
“The short-range financial status is
significantly worse than was esti
mated last year, because of con
tinuing unfavorable economic condi
tions. The long-range deficit . re
mains about the same as last year.”
Without changes in the current
law, the trustees said, the retirement
fund “would not be able to pay be
nefits on time by July 1983.”
The report covered the status of
Social Security’s retirement and disa
bility funds, which pay benefits to 36
million Americans, and its Medicare
fund, which serves 28 million people.
The trustees warned in 1981 the
retirement fund would run in the red
by the end of 1982 unless something
was done.
Argentina seizes Falkland
Islands in South Atlantic
United Press International
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina —
Argentina officially announced today
that it has seized the British-ruled
Falkland Islands in the South
There were no immediate reports
of resistance from island residents or
the 78 Royal Marines stationed there.
The island’s defense force is compris
ed of 120 men.
The Falklands have been a major
bone of contention between London
and Buenos Aires, both of which
claim sovereignty over the islands,
which are believed to be rich in pet
roleum resources.
The primary industry on the is
lands, which have the lush, green look
of Scottish moorlands, is sheep
Newspapers in London reported a
fleet of about six warships led by the
4,000-pound nuclear-powered sub
marine Superb and the aircraft car
rier Invincible steamed toward the is
land, where they will back up the navy
icebreaker Endurance stationed in
the Falklands.
in Dallas?
United Press International
DALLAS — College geology stu-
ientjulie Tyler had a hard time con-
I’incing museum officials she had
tumbled across a “one in a million”
set of dinosaur footprints.
The fact that dinosaurs inhabited
Texas 65 to 135 million years ago has
tlready been proved by the discovery
)f their remains, but finding actual
footprints is most unusual — and
quite unique in the Dallas area.
The Brookhaven College geology
major and her husband, both di
nosaur buffs, sighted the six 15-inch,,
long and wide footprints in a sand
stone rock when they went to Lake
Grapevine near the Dallas-Fort
Worth Airport to look for fossils a few
weeks ago.
Aggie gets presidential appointment
Lilli Dollinger
by Laura Williams
Battalion Staff
Lilli Dollinger, a senior economics
major at Texas A&M University, has
been appointed to Reagan’s National
Advisory Council on Women’s Edu
cational Programs.
Dollinger applied for the position
in August 1981 and the Senate offi
cially approved her appointment
The council is one of several edu
cation councils, but the only one
whose members are presidentially
Dollinger will meet in Washington,
D.C. for two to three days about four
times each year.
“The committee will make recom
mendations to Reagan on the prog
rams we study and even the funding
of these programs,” Dollinger said.
She said she will begin work near
the end of April.
Dollinger became involved in the
political world through the Commit
tee for Responsible Youth Politics, a
10-year-old political action committee
based in Washington. This committee
places college students in active cam
paigns for conservative candidates.
“I’ve been the youth coordinator
for three successful United States
Senate candidates,” Dollinger said.
Dollinger said she has traveled
across the country campaigning for
conservative candidates and staying
in the homes of fellow supporters.
In 1981 she traveled to Germany
with two other U.S. students to attend
an international conference spon
sored by the Heritage Foundation.
Now Dollinger serves as national
chairman of the youth politics com
mittee, and plans to live in Washing
ton after she graduates in May.
Dollinger is an officer in Cap and
Gown, a Who’s Who nominee and
communications director of Student
“I want to stay involved in the con
servative movement, probably in
Washington,” Dollinger said. “In
what capacity I’ll be in is still up in the
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Today’s Forecast: Overcast and
mild with a high in the low 80s.
There is a 30 percent chance of
rain today and tonight.