The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, June 01, 1982, Image 1

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    The Batta I ion
Serving the University community
75 No. 154 USPS 045360 12 Pages
College Station, Texas
Tuesday, June 1, 1982
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,n , ^British troops tightened their cir-
'uolic traiM. 0U nd p or t Stanley by land and
rranceaiiB 0 day, fighting for the heights
e the islands’ capital and pound-
rgentine positions in prepara-
°P en toijn for the decisive battle of the Falk-
and sen 1( j s War.
bership-pMS and British officials, inter-
i seniors•■ng messages from the Argen-
t0 use fes, expect the 7,000-man Argen-
garrison in Port Stanley to sur
er within 72 to 96 hours, ABC
reported from London,
he intercepted communications
|ated Argentine officers are not
to let their troops “fight to the
an,” the report said, and the
question is when they would put
e white flag.
’he Argentine garrison at Stan-
encircled by land and sea,’ s re-
r Brian Hanrahan of the British
Broadcasting Corp. said Monday
from the Falklands. “The initiative
now lies with the British.”
The Press Association, Britain’s na
tional news agency, said British
troops were believed to have pushed
back Argentine soldiers from out
posts at the Two Sisters, twin moun
tains that slope down into Stanley —
just 6 miles away.
Argentine defence sources said the
battle for Port Stanley would deter
mine the outcome of the undeclared
war and said their troops were fight
ing advancing British troops.
Argentina said early today British
troops, backed by artillery and heli
copters, were only 12 miles from
town, apparently battling for the
strategic heights that would allow
British artillery to fire down on
Argentine positions.
Sope visits Scots
)n peace tour
The Waiting is the Hardest Part
staff photo by Peter Rocha
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ISS of l pINBURGH, Scotland — Police
J It on maximum alert to protect
R John Paul II from extremists
Ek' during breakfast with Scot-
■$ Protestant leaders and at a mass
1(1 0Url)|the religiously divided city of
The history of Scotland (is) scar-
vith many occasions of religious
jlict and controversy,” the
ht Rev. John McIntyre, Mod-
ktor of the Church of Scotland,
when greeting the pope
The Catholic-Protestant division
deeper in Scotland than dny-
|re else in Britain except Northern
and and the pontiffs visit to Scot-
Sd was seen as the most dangerous
t of his six-day trip to Britain,
he meeting with McIntyre at Pre-
erian headquarters was watched
ibout 100 jeering militant Protes
tants, including Northern Ireland’s
Rev. Ian Paisley, who tried to disrupt
the pope’s courtesy visit.
The protesters hurled rolled up
paper posters at the pope’s vehicle but
it was not clear if the pontiff was
aware of the incident. Paisley was not
arrested but 10 others were detained.
Scotland’s Protestant churches cau
tiously welcomed the pope’s visit and
McIntyre and other leaders accepted
invitations to breakfast with the pope
at the start of his fifth day in Britain.
The 62-year-old pontiff was to say
mass for an expected 250,000 people
in Bellahouston park in Glasgow,
Scotland’s industrial capital.
Catholics constitute about 16 per
cent of Scotland’s population, a high
er proportion than anywhere else on
his British visit. Despite its reputation
for dour Protestantism and opposi
tion to the papacy, Scotland is home
to 5 million Catholics.
Multitudes of students wait in line to pick up their card
packets before proceeding to register for first summer session
classes. Early morning lines stretched across Wellborn Road,
from the Fish parking lot to DeWare Fieldhouse
Reagan readies for peace tour,
sets date for nuclear arms talks
United Press International
WASHINGTON — President
Ronald Reagan, promoting his peace
image by nailing a date for nuclear
arms talks with the Soviets, today
summoned his top advisers to a round
of meetings to prepare for his Euro
pean swing.
On the eve of the 10-day trip to
meet with leaders of the Western
democracies, aides said Reagan
would discuss with Cabinet officials
and key staffers his talking points
during visits to European capitals. Fie
will also study stacks of briefing books
on the economic summit at Versailles
and the NATO summit in Bonn.
In an emotional appearance at
Memorial Day ceremonies at Arling
ton Cemetery Monday, Reagan
announced the United States and the
Soviets will meet June 29 in Geneva to
begin Strategic Arms Reduction
Treaty negotiations.
Teary-eyed, his voice breaking,
Reagan placed a wreath at the Tomb
of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington
National Cemetery.
Looking at a sea of white crosses
marking the graves of America’s war
dead, he told the 114th Memorial Day
“This is a fitting occasion to
announce that START negotiations
between our country and the Soviet
Union will begin on the 29th of June.
As for existing strategic arms agree
ments, we will refrain from actions
which undercut them so long as the
Soviet Union shows equal restraint.”
His announcement of the arms
negotiations was made simultaneous
ly in Moscow. Soviet leader Leonid
Brezhnev said in Moscow he wel
comes the talks if they are “held not to
cover up military preparations, but to
attain concrete agreements accept
able to both sides and reducing the
risk of military conflicts.”
niversity Center
ummer hours set
Solidarity underground plans strike
(lowing are the summer hours of
ration for University Center faci-
•Memorial Student Center and
|dder Tower complex — 7 a.m. to
p.m. daily.
►MSC guest rooms and Post Office
by — 24 hours daily.
•Post Office window — 10 a.m. to
m. Monday through Friday.
•MSC Bookstore and Sweet Shop
7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
ough Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
•Barber Shop — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
mday through Friday.
•MSC Beauty Shop — 10 a.m. to 5
i. Tuesday through Friday, and 10
to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
•MSC Craft Shop — 10 a.m. to 10
a. Monday through Friday, and 1
5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
•The Association of Former Stu
nts offices — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-
through Friday.
•Visitors Information Center — 8
to 5 p.m.
•Bowling and games complex in
the MSC basement — 8 a.m. to 11
p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8
a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday,
and 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday.
•Rudder Box Office — 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Monday through Friday.
•Tower Dining Room— 11 a.m. to
1:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday.
•MSC Snack bar — 8 a.m. to 10:30
p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8
a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to
11:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 10:30
p.m. Sunday.
•Food Services office — 6:30 a.m.
to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday,
and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.
•Student Programs office—8 a.m.
to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
•Student Finance Center — 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
•Browsing Library — 8 a.m. to 9
p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
•Braley Travel office — 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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WARSAW, Poland — The Solidar
ity underground, buoyed by a suc
cessful 15-minute strike, told union
activists to plan a general strike in
Warsaw against martial law because
smaller protests have failed.
“The forms of protest action which
have been used up to now have
proved insufficient to force the au
thorities to back off from repression
and pursue the concept of national
agreement,” said a clandestine appeal
signed by the Warsaw region’s four-
man underground committee.
Workers have become radicalized
since martial law was declared last
Dec. 13 and “several dozens of large
enterprises asked the committee to set
a date for a general strike,” said the
communique circulating Monday.
“There is need for organization
and preparations for a general strike
at all levels of the union,” it said,
urging factory activists to sound out
the workers.
The appeal apparently was the
same call made Sunday night on clan
destine Radio Solidarity, in a broad
cast that was heard only poorly in a
few districts.
The appeal, dated May 28, appa
rently felt support for the 15-minute
strike May 13 was enough to go ahead
with further strikes. The commving
slab in central Victory Square and set
up a gray marble plaque commemor
ating the nine miners killed by police
Dec. 16 at Wujek coal mine.
Throughout the afternoon people
came to lay flowers and light candles.
Prosecution presents case to jury
in trial of John W. Hinckley today
United Press International
psychiatrists at the trial of John W.
Hinckley Jr. say the young loner
found relief from his inner frenzy by
shooting President Reagan, and that
is why he appeared “cool as a cucum
ber” upon his arrest.
Prosecutors today set out to give
the jury their own version of Hinc
kley’s state of mind on the day of the
shooting — opening two to three
weeks of rebuttal testimony aimed at
showing Hinckley knew right from
wrong and could control himself.
Law enforcement officers who
subdued Hinckley outside a Washing
ton hotel will be among witnesses cal
led to testify Hinckley was steely cool
and lucid — hardly a raving lunatic—
on his arrest on March 30, 1981.
But under a previous court ruling,
prosecutors will be barred from intro
ducing evidence from three FBI
agents who questioned Hinckley after
he asked to see a lawyer. U.S. District
Judge Barrington Parker ruled such
testimony would violate Hinckley’s
constitutional rights.
The varying psychiatric opinions
could complicate the task of Hinc
kley’s lawyers. They are arguing he
was insane and should be acquitted in
the shooting of Reagan and three
While Hinckley’s lawyers must con
vince the jury the differences are only
nuances in terminology and degree,
they had the unusual advantage of
having written evidence to support
the insanity plea. They have intro
duced stacks of Hinckley’s writings
over the last several years in which he
portrays himself as deeply depressed,
suicidal and consumed with fantasies.
Battalion adds, subtracts
Battalion readers will now be tre
ed to two new talents on the edito-
al page — those of Pulitzer Prize-
nning editorial cartoonist Mike Pe
ts and America’s legendary satirist
rt Buchwald.
Peters is syndicated by United Fea-
tes Syndicate in more than 300
wspapers including the Washing-
n Post, the Chicago Tribune, the
alias Morning News and the Hous-
n Post. He received the Pulitzer in
181 and his work currently appears
the Dayton Daily News. His work
so frequently appears in magazines
ich as Time, Newsweek and The
ew Republic.
Peters received the Overseas Press
lub Award in 1974 and the national
gma Delta Chi Distinguished Ser
vice Award for Cartooning in 1975.
He is a regular guest and cartoonist
on “The Today Show.”
Buchwald’s work is a humorous
look at political activity. He was
awarded “the mantle of Mark Twain”
last fall at the University of Southern
California for wit that “constantly
pricks the balloons of pomposity.” His
column, from the Los Angeles Times
Syndicate, is the most widely-read
and influential political humor col
umn in syndication.
‘Focus’ takes summer off
Focus, the Battalion’s weekly enter
tainment supplement, will not be
published this summer.
However, the Battalion will con
tinue to publish entertainment list
ings in each week’s Thursday edition.
Also, feature articles and reviews of
the Focus-variety will continue to
appear in the Battalion on a regular
Publication of the Battalion’s en
tertainment supplement will resume
at the beginning of the fall semester.
Summer students can
pay fees on two days
If you’re signed up for classes,
there’s one more step to take in order
to be a full-fledged summer school
student — paying your fees.
Long lines are one Aggie tradition
the Fiscal Department is trying to do
away with, and in efforts to make fee
paying lines shorter this year, the Fis
cal Department has implemented an
even/odd day fee payment schedule.
If a student’s ID number is one
that ends in a even number, they are
to pay fees on Tuesday. If the ID
number is one that ends with and odd
number, the students is to pay on
Bob Piwonka, manager of student
fiancial services, said the schedules
were created to alleviate the long lines
and reduce the work load for
The recommended schedule is
voluntary and students may pay
either day if following it would cause
inconvenience. Deadline for fee pay
ments is 5 p.m. Thursday and failure
to pay will result in cancellation of
All students who register on or af
ter the first class day will pay a late fee
of $10.
Any course may be withdrawn
from the summer session schedule if
the number of registrations is too
small to justify offering the course.
Classified 8
Local 3
National 9
Opinions 2
Sports 10
State 4
What’s Up 9
Today’s Forecast: Sunny. High
today of 85, low tonight of 62. In
creasing cloudiness Wednesday,
high in mid-80s, low in mid-60s,
with a 20 percent chance of rain.