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URES Physiology research center State mental hospitals meet A&M coaches get an early could help recruit athletes with court-ordered rise in staff look at future Aggie stars — Page 3 — Page 4 — Page 5 Hoiiai n | 0:00 ,,n » Elmo’s Fll robl 0w :| SW 11 sck as D—- Part || Tl£ xa ^ M D I tie Battalion E3E Vol. 79 No. 175 OSPS 045360 6 pages College Station, Texas Thursday July 18, 1985 Tw**d*» 58 BUNiirj ZjheM ‘ .1,'? >-* st-iu^ > ef rwdyfj, : de °f yooiBs 1 Budget talks break down in Congress LISHMi lary Maleiiii ■ DepartiMt:| Leftovers, Anyone^ The remains o{ the Sands Hotel have been put on sale. The hotel, located on Texas Avenue, is due to be replaced by the new Hamp- Photo by ANTHONY S. CASPER ton Hotel, which is part of the Holiday Inn chain. Construction will begin after demolition has been completed. Associated Press WASHINGTON — Congressio nal budget talks collapsed in acri mony Wednesday, perhaps dooming efforts to draft a major deficit-re duction package this year. As Sen. Pete V. Domenici, R- N.M., chairman of the Senate Bud get Committee adjourned the bar gaining session, he told House con ferees, “We’ll call you back as soon as we have something to talk about.” Senate bargainers rejected an of fer from the Democratic-led House, and House negotiators accused the Republican-run Senate of contin uously changing its targets. It was unclear whether the Senate would make a counterproposal to the House plan that had been re jected. Senate bargainers had spent the day picking over the House’s latest budget compromise offer, com plaining that the package violates an agreement with President Reagan by including too little for military spending. Testiness built on both sides dur ing the day with Rep. William H. Gray III, D-Pa., chairman of the House Budget Committee, saying at one point, “I’m tired of the false and phony accusations with regard to the House.” The congressional talks are aimed at drafting a compromise version of fiscal 1986 budget passed by the House and Senate. Senate negotiators questioned their House counterparts about the details of a three-year, $272.6 billion deficit-reduction plan that includes $24 billion more in domestic spend ing cuts than the House had origi nally passed. The package would re duce spending by $56.9 billion next year. Senate Republicans indicated the House offer did not go far enough in meeting the Senate’s higher level of military spending authority or do enough to enforce domestic spend ing cuts. Domenici and other senators said the House had not lived up to an agreement with the president on military spending. The House proposal provides $298 billion for military spending authority next year, but Domenici said it was short the $4.5 billion that would be needed to keep pace with inflation, which he said was part of the agreement. feBush impressed with Reagan's 'dramatic' recovery 3in Associated Press I WASHINGTON — President Reagan was taken off intravenous feeding and put on a mostly liquid diet Wednesday as he continued what Vice President George Bush, B/isiting him for the f irst time during his convalescence, called a dramatic recovery from cancer surgery. Bush said Reagan was “running high and looking good” four days af ter having a malignant tumor re moved from his colon. I “It really is dramatic the way the •recovery is taking place,” the vice president said. Bush spent about 45 minutes with the president in his suite at Bethesda Naval Hospital in suburban Maryland. They discussed foreign and domestic affairs and Bush said the president was “clearly read up” on the issues. White House spokesman Larry Speakes said Navy Capt. Dale Oiler, the head of surgery at Bethesda, re ported that Reagan’s digestive sys tem was beginning to return to nor mal and placed him on a diet of liquids such as bouillons, apple juice and tea, as well as Popsicles and Jell- O. Speakes said the president had his first uninterrupted night of sleep Tuesday, retiring shortly after 11 p.m. EDT after watching a movie on television. He said Reagan awoke about 5 a.m., went back to sleep and woke again at 8 a.m. As he left his room to walk the length of the hall in his suite, Speakes said, the president quipped, “Tennis, anyone?” Doctors removed a nasal tube used to draw out gas and fluid from the president’s stomach. Reagan, who had complained of some irrita tion from the tube, quipped, “This is Christmas in July.” The physicians described Rea gan’s condition as excellent, his vital signs as stable and his spirits as good, according to Speakes. The spokesman said the president signed several nominations and a supplemental extradition treaty with Britain, designed to assist in combat ing terrorism. Speakes said Reagan heard the si rens of the Bush motorcade arriving and surprised his visitor by getting out of bed to greet him in an adja cent sitting room. “1 got up there prepared to wait, and out came the president to greet me, walking, and sat in a straight- backed chair and looked very well indeed,” Bush told reporters. Bush was accompanied by his chief of staff, Craig Fuller; the presi dent’s chief of staff, Donald T. Re gan and Speakes. Speakes said the president’s “first words to the group were to deny still another report of his demise,” refer ring to rumors of his death that cir culated in some international finan cial markets. “Somebody must be trying to make a buck,” the spokesman quoted Reagan as saying. He said they discussed a breakfast meeting with Republicans from the Senate Finance Committee earlier in the day, at which Bush substituted for the president, and that Reagan “emphasized his interest in the bud get deficit, which obviously still con cerns him.” Speakes said the president told his visitors, “We have to show real dol lars in domestic spending savings. That’s the only way. Go tell them that.” Bush, who made a fortune Ui the Texas oil fields before entering poli tics, said, “There’s an expression in the oil business, ‘Running high and looking good,’ when you are drilling a well, and that’s the way he is, run ning high and looking good.” Gift is largest in University's history are bookj| looks records c n the ory is price iblylow ;ek shouldn't C0R2I.! lAZINK top? LIE ds! A&M Foundation gets $7.3 million donation By DONNA DAVIS Reporter The Texas A&M Development Foundation las received a donation worth $7.3 million as a result of the termination of the Ella C. Mc- Fadden Charitable Trust. Robert M. Rutledge, executive director of ||the foundation, says the 20-year trust is the largest single contribution in the history of A&M. Rutledge says the trust, which was orga nized in 1965 after the death of Ella C. Mc- Fadden of Fort Worth, has been used to sup port honor scholarships and other programs. In the past, the assets were used to finance “We are indeed indebted to the McFadden Charitable Trust for its grand and long-standing sup port, and for the confidence that it places in us to administer these funds for the maximum benefit to the University.” — President Frank E. Vandiver the Center for Education and Research in Free Fnterprise and to set up a President’s P den Scholarship, Rutledge says. He says the contribution consists of South land Royalty Co. stock and interest in other royalty trusts that are all oil related. “Only four percent on the value of the as sets is being earned now,” Rutledge says, “but the potential for the assets is great.” Rutledge explains that the recent slump in the oil business is one of the reasons for the low royalty income. Part of the funds are to be used to maintain the scholarship programs, Rutledge says, but the remaining ponion is unrestricted. The income from the endowment will be used at the discretion of the trustees and A&M President Frank Vandiver. “We are indeed indebted to the McFadden Charitable Trust for its grand and long-stand ing support, and for the confidence that it places in us to administer these funds for the maximum benefit to the University,” Van diver said recently. No decisions have been made as to where the funds will be distributed, but a meeting with trustees on Friday may produce some ideas, Rutledge says. Officials: ocean incinerators should be licensed ie; Associated Press WASHINGTON — Government iofficials, told a Senate committee on Wednesday that despite “research gaps,” ocean incineration of hazard- ;ous chemical wastes should be li- censed on schedule to ease the bur den on land-based incinerators. \ The Environmental Protection (Agency has been criticized by public officials and citizens groups for forg ing ahead with regulations to license specially built incinerator ships with out fully assessing the dangers of ocean incineration. EPA officials have said licensing Icould begin as early as the end of | this year. “We have environmental impact statements for post offices,” Sen. Jo seph Biden, D-Del., said. “I hope to hell we have one for this.” EPA plans to allow incinerations off the West Coast, Gulf of Mexico, and upper Atlantic coast. Terry F. Yosie, director of EPA’s Science Advisory Board, told the panel that the independent scientists who serve on his board “do not think the nature of the research gaps that we have identified are such that EPA should delay adoption of its regula tions.” In fact, Yosie said, “We believe that the process of gathering re search actually depends upon gath ering data as incineration actually EPA officials and representatives of the waste disposal industry argue that ocean incineration is needed be cause land-based incinerators are overburdened. Sen. John Chafee, R-R.I., chair man of the subcommittee, said, “I guess the thing that worries all of us, is we want this judgment to be as safe as possible . . . but at some point we’ve got to get on with it.” The hearing before the Environ mental Pollution Subcommittee was called at the urging of U.S. Sen. Lloyd Bentsen, D-Texas. Texas offi cials fear the state’s lucrative fishing and tourism industries will be dam aged by a spill. “You seem to be in a rush to issue the permits,” Bentsen told Henry Longest, EPA’s acting assistant ad ministrator for water. “What kind of pressure is being brought on you to move at this speed?” Longest said he didn’t feel any pressure. Bentsen later complained that the Gulf of Mexico site, where test burns have already been conducted, had been “grandfathered” into the regu lations without a fair assessment of all potential sites. But Longest said EPA is consid ering new criteria for site selection. If they become part of the final regulations and the Gulf site doesn’t qualify, it will be dropped, he said. The two incinerator ships that conducted the test burns in the Gulf of Mexico are European-built and were purchased by a U.S. waste dis posal company. , Two other ships are under con struction in the United States with the help of $70 million in govern ment loan guarantees. Jack Ravan, former EPA assistant administrator for water and now re gional administrator in Atlanta, told Ghafee the government wouldn’t necessarily lose the money if ocean incineration is not licensed. But he said, “the shipowner would have to find a way to finance that debt.” Chafee said he thought it would be safe to assume the money would be lost. “It would be tough to make a pas senger vessel out of one of these,” he said. Dollar down, rises In ' foreign trade . LONDON — jitters over the U.S. ec onomy and President Rea gan's health pushed the dollar to US lowest level in a year on for-.: Gold bullion prices edged up ^ The dollar opened broadly lower in the wake of an an nouncement late Tuesday by the Federal Reserve that it was revis ing its ami-inflation growth tar gets for the basic tLS- money sup- ply * ' -U 1 ;, /i ' - • 111 . A trader in Frankfort, West Germany, said the move was taken as a sign that the Fed wants to continue easing its monetary grips and push Interest rates lower to stimulate the economy. Prospects of lower interest rates make doliar-denorm nated invest ments less attractive. . Later in hectic trading, the dol lar lost more ground when ru mors —strongly dented by the White House -— circulated in London financial markets that Reagan had died. Terming the rumors the “height of irresponsibility,” Dep uty Press Secretary Pete Roussel said in Washington that there had been no change in the president’s condition. The dollar was also trading at levels last seen in the summer of 1984 against the British, West. German, Swiss and French cur rencies: