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    The Battalion
Serving the University community
76 No. 131 USPS 045360 16 Pages
College Station, Texas
Monday, April 11,1983
andidates see involvement need
by Kelley Smith
Battalion Staff
oe Jordan and Joe Nussbaum, can-
ates for student body president in
jesdav’s runoff election, say Stu
nt Government has an image
Both say this could be corrected
h|better communication and in-
:d creativity in the organization.
“A major problem of Student Gov-
iment is a general lack of know-
je about what Student Govern-
ntdoes,” said Joe Jordan, a senior
lies major from Fannett.
Jussbaum agreed with Jordan and
led; “I find that most of all, people
feel like Student Government is
representative organization for
Nussbaum’s answer to the problem
is for Student Government to become
more creative and innovative in
trying to get students involved.
“If people want Student Govern
ment as usual, they shouldn’t vote for
See related story, page 5
me,” Nussbaum said. “I’m going to try
to be as creative as possible and prom
ote things that are interesting to those
that want to be involved. I don’t think
that’s the norm right now.
“Sometimes student organizations
hide behind the fact that we’re all
‘Good Ags’ and turn their backs on
students who are here but don’t really
enjoy it.”
Nussbaum, a junior industrial dis
tribution major from Corsicana, said
Student Government needs to be
more open-minded and welcome
those students who don’t feel they are
a part of Texas A&M.
Jordan said he also wants to in
volve more people in Student Gov
ernment. He said the group should
work with housing offices to spread
the word of Student Government
Jordan said communication must
be increased among all areas of the
University and the major student
“We must keep communication
open and work together,” Jordan
said. “We can provide better services
if we cooperate.”
Both candidates said they have
been talking with students about what
they would like to see Student Gov
ernment do in the future.
“I’ve learned so much talking to
people,” Jordan said. “I’m looking
forward to being in a position to work
with those ideas.”
Jordan said Student Government
should work to promote minority stu
dent enrollment and an atmosphere
more conducive to minority enroll
Nussbaum said he would like Stu
dent Government to sponsor more
programs like the Big Event that in
volve the entire student body and
working with the community.
Jordan and Nussbaum, who both
live on J-Ramp of Hart Hall, agree the
campaign has been hard.
Jordan said he enjoys living on the
same ramp with Nussbaum. The resi
dents of the first floor, where Jordan
lives, almost all support Jordan in the
election. Residents of the fourth
floor, where Nussbaum lives, are
almost all for Nussbaum, he said.
“Between the two floors, they (the
students) put up both flyers and say
they are voting for Joe,” Jordan said.
“But they don’t say which one.”
But Nussbaum said living on the
same ramp as his opponent some
times bothers him.
“I hate living on the same ramp
with Joe (Jordan),” Nussbaum said. “I
like Joe and all the people on the
ramp, but it’s trying to see your oppo
nents stuff all over. It gets to you
Jordan, who was in the lead in the
election, said the main point he
wanted to stress in his runoff cam
paign is that everyone needs to vote
“I’m glad I was in the lead, but
three of the past four years the person
in the lead lost, so I can’t have too
much confidence in that,” Jordan
said. “It doesn’t mean a thing in the
He said that in runoffs there’s
more apathy and people don’t vote
Nussbaum said he has a few sur
prises for the runoff campaign.
“People will have to keep an eye
out for them,” he said.
March to the Brazos
ladets in Company E-l get a close
ook at an M-60 tank, below,
Saturday’s March to the
Outfit tug-of-wars and
upperclassmen to the
‘grode hole’ are some of
■ events held when the seven-
bile jaunt to the Brazos River
‘grode hole’ in the photo on the
right. Underclassmen use it to get
revenge on upperclassmen by
catching them and dumping them
in the hole, face first. Nicholas
is in Company E-l.
The march is an annual fun
for the March of Dimes.
Participants said they expect to
raise about $28,000 when all the
Shuttle still
Tike new’
United Press International
The shuttle Challenger weathered its maiden voyage
like a seasoned space traveler and returned to Earth in
better shape than its sister ship Columbia did on any of its
five missions, space agency officials say.
“It truly looks like they just rolled it out of the (han
gar),” said James Harrington, the shuttle ground opera
tions manager at the Kennedy Space Center.
Harrington said Sunday the Challenger received only
superficial damage from launch last Monday and Satur
day’s flawless landing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
Crews today prepared the Challenger for its piggyback
ride home to Florida Thursday, where it will undergo a
quick turnaround for another flight in early June.
Astronauts Paul Weitz, Karol Bobko, Story Musgrave
and Donald Peterson enjoyed one day of rest from their
2-million-mile voyage before returning to work today for
debriefings on their five-day flight.
Crew members, who were in orbit for five days, 24
minutes, spent Sunday relaxing with family and friends at
their homes near the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Hussein rejects peace
plan, talks with Israel
ncome tax deadline nears;
Ifficials ready for protests
United Press International
DALLAS — The “pioneering spir-
affecting tax protesters in the
Ithwest and Midwest has federal
lorities bracing for an onslaught
nger and threats at the intrusion
ncle Sam into private financial
Despite the fact that 97 million
ericans were expected to abide by
law this year, tens of thousands
not submit tax returns by the
Idline Friday, officials said.
In the past five years, the number
irotesters, mainly in the Southwest
1 Midwest, has increased from
|)0 to 39,569, Internal Revenue
rvice records indicate.
“We will see the largest number of
illegal tax protesters in the Southwest
and West,” said Richard Wassenaar,
IRS associate commissioner for inves
“We’re not sure why,” he said.
“Perhaps in that section of the coun
try there is more of a pioneering type
spirit than on the East Coast.”
The pioneering spirit infected at
least seven former Braniff pilots, con
victed in Fort Worth federal court last
month of conspiracy to evade taxes by
setting up a phony tax-exempt
The set-up was worth millions of
dollars and inspired by a Minnesota
lawyer named Jerome Daly, the so-
called “pope” of the group’s Bible
Some of the protesters send only
scrawled messages — “I plead the
Fifth Amendment” or “I Protest” —
across their returns, officials said.
Officials said many of the demon
strators stand on Constitutional
“They rely on the sense that’s so
common — that sense of helplessness
and loss of control,” said Paula Con
an, assistant U.S. attorney in upstate
New York, a tax evasion prosecutor.
“These people call that ‘Big Govern
United Press International
AMMAN, Jordan — Shunning
President Reagan’s Middle East peace
plan, King Hussein rejected talks with
Israel on behalf of the Palestine
Liberation Organization and left the
Palestinians to act “in the manner
they see fit.”
In Albufeira, Portugal, the cause
of Middle East peace was dealt
another blow Sunday when Issam
Sartawi, a moderate Palestinian who
had advocated talks with Israel, was
shot dead at point-blank range at a
posh resort hotel.
A Jordanian Cabinet statement
Sunday said talks with PLO leader
Yasser Arafat to forge support for
Hussein had collapsed, ruling out any
involvement by the Jordanian
monarch in talks under the frame
work of Reagan’s Sept. 1 plan.
Hussein was to have been the lin
chpin in the Reagan initiative, under
which the Palestinians would gain an
autonomous region in the now
Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza
Strip. The region would be linked to
The king vainly had sought to get
PLO backing, mindful of the isolation
that befell the late Egyptian President
Anwar Sadat after he made a lone
peace with Israel under the 1978
Camp D vid accords.
“We leave it to the Palestine Libera
tion Organization and the Palestinian
people to choose the ways and means
for the salvation of themselves and
their land and for the realization of
their declared aims in the manner
they see fit,” the statement said.
The 11-page statement, released
after a five-hour Cabinet meeting
Sunday chaired by Hussein, said the
agreement with the PLO fell apart
after Arafat discussed the plan with
guerrilla leaders in Kuwait.
After a recent series of talks with
Hussein in Amman, Arafat insisted
the Arab peace plan adopted last
Sept. 10 at the Fez, Morocco, summit
be the basis for any talks.
The Fez plan goes beyond
Reagan’s initiative in calling for an
independent Palestinian state and
recognizing the PLO as the sole rep
resentative of the Palestinian people.
In Washington, Reagan blamed
radical elements of the PLO for Hus
sein’s action. The president said he
had spoken with Hussein and Saudi
Arabia’s King Fahd and expected to
be in contact with other Arab leaders
to prevent a loss of momentum in the
U.S. search for peace.
In Jerusalem, Israeli officials said
they were not surprised by Hussein’s
decision. Israel rejected Reagan’s
plan as soon it was proposed last Sept.
Israeli newspapers, meanwhile,
announced a massive 30-year Jewish
settlement drive aimed at making the
Israeli population in the occupied
West Bank equal to the number of
Arabs in the disputed region.
Alcohol program
to begin Tuesday
'irst black elected to position
UT selects 1983-84 editor
by Donn Friedman
Battalion Reporter
For the first time in its 82-year his-
ry, the University of Texas student
'wspaper will have a black student as
Roger Campbell, 22, a senior jour-
ism major, was elected by more
n a two-to-one margin Wednes-
The UT Student Publications
ard holds campus-wide elections to
ct the editor for their student
vspaper, The Daily Texan, rather
n appointing the student news
ier editor as is done here.
The board does appoint The Tex-
s managing editor, however. The
naging editor is responsible for the
to-day operation of the paper,
ile the editor oversees the editorial
ntent of the publicationr
Campbell served as The Texan’s
managing editor this year.
Campbell said an election is one of
the worst ways to chose an editor.
“The campaigns get nasty,” Camp
bell said. “The candidates spend a lot
of money — I spent within $10 of the
$500 maximum — and waste a lot of
time. I didn’t get to go to class all last
week. I think a board is a fairer way to
pick an editor.”
In talking to student leaders at the
University of Texas, he said, the big
gest complaint was that The Texan’s
reporting and writing were biased.
“I’m not a politician,” he said.
“What I offered was fairness.”
Campbell said he received support
from students in the College of Com
munications — usually one of the only
groups that votes enmasse — the reli
gious community, minority groups
and the Intrafraternity Council.
He received 1,454 votes — 62 per
cent — of the 2,368 votes cast in the
election. The election also included
balloting for two positions on the UT
Co-op board, and one at-large posi
tion for the student publications
Campbell, who will be a fifth-year
senior during his term as editor,
started on The Texan as a sports wri
ter in 1979. Last spring he served as
The Texan’s sports editor. He served
summer internships at the Dallas
Times Herald and at the Louisville,
Ky., Courier-Journal.
The editor’s term is for a full year,
beginning June 1 and ending May 31.
by Cheryl Burke
Battalion Reporter
More than half of the 10 million
problem drinkers in the United States
are women, but available treatment
services designed specifically for
those women are lacking.
On Tuesday, a new program to
help local women combat alcoholism
and the special problems they en
counter will begin with the first ses
sion of the Women’s Alcohol Treat
ment Group, a service of the Mental
Health-Mental Retardation Author
ity of the Brazos Valley.
“Most groups of problem drinkers
are either co-ed or are really con
fronting,” says Joyce Winslow, dire
ctor of public information for
MHMR. “This women’s group, while
it will still be confronting and make
the drinker recognize her problem,
will be geared more toward reinforc
ing that she is a worthwhile person.
Members can draw on the support of
the group, and work on dealing with
problems other than just alcohol
problems — things like child care,
family, jobs.”
The 12-week group sessions also
will concentrate on the physiological,
pyschological and social factors in
volved in alcoholism.
“Our purpose is two-fold,” Wins
low says. “We try to educate, to in
form them on such things as physical
effects of alcoholism, and then we
offer skills to effectively deal with
those problems.”
Sue Robertson, MHMR alcohol
counselor, will be conducting the ses
sions. Robertson says the program is
designed to help women identify and
share their feelings, develop under
standing of their problems and learn
alternate ways to effectively manage
Robertson says researchers report
that problem drinking in women is
usually a response to stressful situa
“It is those areas we want to address
and help women handle,” she says.
Robertson also says research has
shown that more women in their 20s
and 30s have alcohol-related prob
lems than women in any other age
group, and that one of every three
new members of Alcoholics Anony
mous is a woman.
Anyone interested in attending the
Women’s Treatment Group sessions
may contact Robertson at the MHMR
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What’s up 12
Clear skies today with the high
reaching 83. Winds from the south
near 15 mph. Mild temperatures
tonight with a low near 60. Partly
cloudy skies Tuesday with a high of
around 84.