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/J L»trarj Closes at --SfStrTrgfel^ PWmVI Texas A&M vpaBb^ ^ — «■ a The Battalion Serving the Gniversity community Vol. 81 No. 8 GSPS 045360 16 pages College Station, Texas September 18, 1985 Starting Oct. 6, library will remain open until 2 a.m. — Page 7 Sherrill says A&M prepared to play 'mind games' with NLU — Page 14 Ag QB denies allegation by Dallas’ WFAA Hands Join For Peace The Texas A&M Bahai'i Club sponsored an observance Tuesday of Brianna (1) and Jessimine (r) pass the phrase “peace be with you. the United Nations International Day of Peace. Participants “joining See related story on page 5. hands for peace” look on as Christy Busch waits for her daughters Reagan against banning Star Wars Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Reagan said Tuesday night he would rule out any summit agreement with the Soviet Union that would block testing and development of his con troversial “Star Wars” space-based missile system. But the president, answering questions at his first formal news conference in three months, indi cated he might be willing to nego tiate with Soviet leader Mikhail Gor bachev over the deployment of the controversial system. With the Reagan-Gorbachev sum mit set for Nov. l ( .)-20 in Geneva, the Eller says By MEG CADIGAN Staff Writer Texas A&M Board of Regents Chairman David Eller said the Gol- lege of Agriculture needs to change the public’s image that agriculture is a “farmers only” business. “We must convince the general public that studying agiculture is not just for farmers,” Eller said. “Our agriculture students still swear they get asked whether choco late milk comes from brown cows and whether everyone in the agricul ture school wears cowboy boots.” Eller was the keynote speaker Tuesday at a Professional Career Planning in Agriculture dinner. Internships president also defended the recent test of an American anti-satellite weapon. He said the Soviets have tested such a system, and added, “We couldn’t stand by and allow them to have a monopoly on the ability to shoot down satellites.” Reagan said he was taking his pro spective summit meeting seriously, but added he doesn’t plan on giving the Soviet leader “a friendship ring or anything.” “It isn’t necessary that we love or even like each other,” he said, hut that it is important for the two su perpowers to negotiate. Reagan opened his news confer ence with a call for “free and fair David Eller trade for all,” and cautioned that a “mindless stampede toward protec tionism will be a one-way trip toward economic disaster.” With numerous bills pending in Congress to slap restrictions on American trading partners, the president said free trade can lead to a “decade of growth” and creation of 10 million new jobs in this country. The U.S. trade deficit is expected to be in the. $150 billion range this year, prompting calls for protection for numerous American industries. Reagan said imposing restrictions against this country’s trading part ners could produce countermea sures against American industry and He emphasized a need for agribu siness professionals and said the “plow and cow” image of agricultu ral studies could contribute to future personnel shortages. To stress the importance of agri culture, Eller noted that agribusiness represents 20 percent of the Gross National Product. “Agribusiness is the single largest economic element in Texas,” he said. He said the College of Agriculture deals fittingly with educating stu dents in agricultural production. “But the college needs to view ag- .riculture in its broadest sense, in cluding those activities which sup- agriculture. The president never used the word veto — and never mentioned the word Congress — as he dis cussed trade. But his message was uninistakeable, coming a few hours after the Senate Finance Committee took a step toward having the gov ernment retaliate against countries which close their doors to imports of American-made telephone equip ment. Reagan also defended his policies toward South Africa’s white-ruled government, saying, “I think that when you’re standing up against a cellophane wall and you’re getting shot at f rom both sides you must be port agriculture and other biological systems, as well as those involved in the manufacturing and marketing of the products,” Eller said. Agriculture students are becom ing more urban and more women are entering the field, Eller said. He said the purpose of the Col lege of Agriculture is to “identify, educate and place talented stu dents.” “Another purpose is to provide educational service to all who can use it,” Eller said. Many prospective agriculture stu dents are put off by farm and ranch economic difficulties, and Eller said they don’t consider other jobs avail- By BRANDON BERRY Stall Writer The story of Texas A&M’s “quar terback controversy” became that of a “controversial quarterback” late Tuesday night. Kevin Murray, A&M’s sophomore quarterback from Dallas, was alleged to have received illegal cash pay ments from an Aggie supporter in a report aired by Dallas television sta- tion WFAA (Channel 8). WFAA-TV also had a copy of a 36-month lease on a white 1984 Dat- sun 300-ZX, with Murray’s pur ported signature on it and showed a videotaped interview of people who said they had seen the player driving the sports car. The Dallas station said three for mer employees of PELCO, a leasing company connected with A&M alumnus Rod Dockery, said they saw doing something right. If it had all come from one direction, I would looked again and said, ‘Well, did I miss something here.’ ” Reagan said he “must he pretty near the middle” if some critics say he should do more while others say he has done too much toward end ing the apartheid system in South Africa. The president last week im posed economic sanctions against Pretoria. The question-and-answer session with reporters, televised live from the East Room at the White Elouse, was the 31st of Reagan’s presidency and the fourth since his second term began in January. able in agriculture. Eller cited a recent U.S. Depart ment of Agriculture study which said agricultural colleges will be able to provide only 65 percent of the 59,000 people needed annually for 1980’s agricultural jobs. The study said 22 percent of the people will come from other colleges and 13 percent of the jobs will re main unfilled. Eller told students attending the dinner that 40,000 people starve to death every day. “You will have the responsibility of feeding this world, how many people will starve to death then?” he asked. Murray take delivery of the sports car in question. The 36-month lease agreement called for monthly payments of $749. Dockery, who has an unlisted tele phone number, could not be reached for comment. Dockery is a member of the Texas Aggie Club and donor of two Permanently En dowed Athletic Scholarships. The station aired a videotaped in terview with a woman identified as Jarri Hopkins of Garland, a former employee of PELCO, who said seve ral checks turned up missing — “a- bout one a month” and they were $300 checks made out to Murray. When Hopkins asked her supervi sor about one such check ana pre pared to log it into the records, the check was taken from Hopkins and See Murray, page 12 W. German defects to E. Germany Associated Press BONN, West Germany — A secretary in Chancellor Helmut Kohl’s office has fled to Commu nist East Germany in the first spy case to hit the nation’s highest of fice since a 1974 scandal toppled Willy Brandt, officials said Tues day. The defection marked the lat est in a drumfire of espionage in cidents that began rocking Kohl’s conservative coalition govern ment last month. The scandal earlier touched the president’s of fice and shook up Bonn’s spy sys tem. West German radio, citing Bonn security sources, said the latest defector, Herta-Astrid Willner, may have had access to secret information about the U.S. “Star Wars” program and a French-led high-technology pro ject. Ghvernment officials Stiid the 45-year-old secretary, who had worked in the chancellor’s office nearly 12 years, had no access to material about the two projects. Willner fled to East Germany with her husband, Herbert. Chief federal prosecutor Kurt Reb- mann said both were under inves tigation on suspicion of spying. Her 59-year-old husband worked in the Naumann Founda tion, which is closely tied to the junior party in Kohl’s coalition government, and had once been a member of East Germany’s Com munist Party, Rebmann said. Bonn security officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Willner had been under sus picion for some time. In resignation letters sent to their respective employers, the couple said they had fled to East Germany, Rebmann said. Axel Wernitz, an opposition Social Democrat and chairman of the Parliament’s Interior Com mittee, said the latest case would cause “considerable damage” to West Germany. Deputy government spokes man Juergen Sudhoff said Mrs. Willner’s defection marked the first spy case to hit the chan cellor’s office since the Brandt government fell. In 1974, the popular Social Democrat was forced to resign when it was revealed that a rank ing chancellory aide, Guenter Guillaume, was an East German spy. Hans-Joachim Tiedge, who was one of Bonn’s highest-rank ing counter-espionage agents, fled on Aug. 19. Low-power TV station may come to B-CS By CHERYL CLEMENTS Reporter Journalism majors may be able to get hands-on experience in news broadcasting despite the fact that KAMU-TV’s news de partment was abolished. Global Village LPTV Broadcasting, a low- power television station, has announced plans to build a station in Bryan-College Sta tion and open internships to A&M journa lism students. John Reilly, executive director of Global Village, based in New York City — contacted Department of Communications Head Dr. Edward Smith. Reilly said the company was planning a strong local news operation for Channel 12 (the station Global Village will be broadcasting on) and would like to have a relationship with the University to have in terns ...” Global Village plans to have the station “It will provide hands-on experi ence and an outlet for work of the broadcast students, especially since the news department at KAMU no longer exists, ” — Don Tomlinson, assistant jour nalism professor operating by early 1986. Reilly could not be reached for further comment. The Global Village station will be a low- power station, while KAMU is a full-power Public Broadcasting Station. Mel Chastain, director of educational broadcasting services at KAMU, said he hadn’t heard any con firmed reports from Global Village about the new station. Low-power television (LPTV) has a trans mission range of about 15 miles. Federal Communications Commission began accept ing applications for licertses for LPTV sta tions in 1980. Until then low-power stations were located only in areas that weren’t com mercial enough for large stations. Bombarded by applicants, the FCC de clared a moratorium on LPTV licenses, added new regulations for operating a LPTV station and established a lottery to de termine which companies and areas would be permitted to have LPTV stations. Due to budget cuts, the news program at KAMU, which served as a laboratory for broadcast journalism students, was dis solved. Journalism students no longer had the opportunity to work and learn at an op erating television station. Assistant Journalism Professor Don Tom linson, “The station will be an extreme help to us (the journalism department). It will provide hands-on experience and an outlet for work of the broadcast students, espe cially since the news department at KAMU no longer exists.” Tomlinson, who has 10 years of experi ence in journalism, said that he worked at stations where the interns were often hired as full-time reporters once they graduated. Although Tomlinson said he is excited about the opportunity for students to work at the Global station, he added he would not support a “pencil sharpening job” for stu dents. “The internship would have to be educa tionally significant,” he said. “We are inter ested in teaching our students the tools of the trade in journalism, but we aren’t just teaching them how to run a camera.” modern agriculture not just for farmer