The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 04, 1986, Image 4

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I CYCLEFEST * November 9,1986 * 8:00 a.m., College Station, Texas |T.I> eS FOR MORE INFORMATION Kim Kaufman (409)764-9566 Delta Zeta and Sigma Chi CYCLEFEST 1501 Olympia Way College Station, Texas 77840 Take a study break!! Come to MSC Political Forum’s GENERAL MTG Wednesday, Nov. 5 8:30 p.m. 502 Rudder All are Welcome Freshmen & Sophomores Veorbok Picture Deadline extended through Friday, Nov. 7th Studio Hours: 8-12 & 1-5 M-F LAST CHANCC TO Get In The Bookl 693-8183 Suite 120-8 Texas 707 (across from RAM Polo Field) DANCE ARTS SOCIETY General Meeting Tues., Nov. 4 6:15 pm G. Rollie #268 Talk About Pizza Party, Fundraiser, etc. If you can’t attend or have questions, go by D. A.S. cubi cle at the Pavillion, 2nd floor, for an outline of what is being discussed. Sterling Sliver Fashion Jewelry Perfect for Holiday Gift Giving! 404 University Dr. College Station 846-8905 3202A Texas Ave. Bryan 779-7662 Lay-away now for Christmas Page 4/The Battalion/Tuesday, November 4,1986 ‘Presidential’ calls plague Texas hospital i What $ up MESQUITE (AP) — An apparent malfunction with an automatic tele phone system resulted in patients and staff members at Mesquite Com munity Hospital receiving a surprise call from President Reagan — over and over again. The system, which is being used by the Republican National Commit tee to in order to get out the GOP vote in today’s elections, triggered repeated recorded messages from the president to the hospital in this Dallas suburb. The calls came every few minutes between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Satur day, said Bob Grimes, associate hos pital administrator. “Hello, this is Ronald Reagan,” each call began. “They’re keeping me on a pretty busy schedule around here, so I hope you’ll understand I can’t call you in person. I know you’re probably busy, too. I’m call ing because I need your help.” Grimes said the patients and nurses did not welcome the calls. “There were a lot (of calls), and they were very aggravating,” Grimes said. “I’d like to know who did it." Under the GOP program, the calls were to be made from various points to registered Republicans and Reagan supporters in specific areas of 25 states, said Bob Schmermund, press secretary for the Republican National Committee in Washington. is a targeted program,” nund said. “This is not plac- “This Schmermund said. “This is not plac ing calls into the moonlight. Despite what people say, we don’t have a bot tomless pot of gold. We do have to target it. Texas voters were not supposed to get any calls over the wecKend, and committee officials don’t know how the hospital was barraged by the s, ne recordings, he said. Paul Peck, vice president for TBS, a firm in nearby Richardson which was making some of the automated calls, said nis company made calls Saturday to Ohio, including the Cleveland area. The area code for Cleveland is 216, the same as the local exchange for the new telephone system at Mesquite Community Hospital, Peck said. “I’m dead 100 percent convinced we dialed those long-distance calls (and not local numbers),” Peck said. Peck did say, however, that TBS had switching problems with a long distance system Saturday night and switched to another service. Tuesday DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH: Karen Forrest will conducta writing outreach session, “What Do Our Words Really Mean?’ at 6:30 p.m. in 153 Blocker. TEXAS STUDENT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: Dr Butting will speak on “Outdoor Education” at 7 p.m. in 501 Rudder. ENGLISH CLUB: Dr. Goodman will speak on Arthurian leg ends at 7 p.m. in 504 Rudder. COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS: will sponsor a discussion with job recruiters, “Impressive, Impeccable, Incredible Interviews,” at 5 p.m. in 402 Rudder. AGGIE LEAGUE OF ENGINEERS: will have photos taken for Aggieland ’87 at 6:30 p.m. in the lounge of the Memo rial Student Center. TAU BETA PI: will have a mandatory pledge meeting and give a pledge test at 7:30 p.m. in 103 Zachry. STUDENT COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN, will present a film, “A Different Approach,” and have pho tos taken for Aggieland ’87 at 7 p.m. in 308 Rudder. TAMU ONE-WHEELERS UNICYCLING CLUB: will meet at 6 p.m. in front of G. Rollie White Coliseum. POULTRY SCIENCE CLUB: will meet at 7 p.m. in 100 Kle berg. ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS PROFESSIONAL EDUCA TORS: will meet at b:3() p.m. in 302 Rudder. CIRCLE K: will meet at 8:30 p.m. in 502 Rudder. NOW (NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN): will meet at 8:30 p.m. in 504 Rudder. ANTHROPOLOGY SOCIETY: will discuss “Artists of An other World, Painters of the Southwest Texas Rock Art”by Dr. Harry Shafer at 7 p.m. in 301 Bolton. STUDENT ACTIVITIES SPEAKERS SEMINAR: applica tions for the 1987 Speakers Seminar are available through Nov. 25 in the Student Activities Office, 208 Pavilion. INTRAMURAL RECREATIONAL SPORTS: entries dose for putt-putt golf and handball singles at 6 p.m. in 159 Read. Wednesday DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH: Cindy Schnelby will condua a writing outreach session, “Cutting Out the Fat: How to Eliminate Wordiness in Your Writing,” at 6:30 p.m. in 153 Blocker. HISTORY CLUB: Dr. Delia will speak on the “Ancient Li brary of Alexandria" at 8:30 p.m. in 407A-B Rudder. PUBLIC RELATIONS STUDENT SOCIETY OF AMER ICA: Mary Helen Bowers, Educational Information Sen- ices Director at Texas A&M, will speak on writing speeches for P.R. purposes at 6 p.m. in 014 Reed McDonald. ADVERTISING ASSOCIATION: Hal Hardy, of “Ad 2 Houston,” will speak on resumes and portfolios at 7 p.m.in 127 Blocker. COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS: Dr. Ann McDonald, asso ciate director of the Placement Center, and Dr. Candida Lutes, associate dean of liberal arts, will speak on "Liberal Arts Students and the TAMU Placement Ce in 302 Rudder. Center” at 5 p.m. Items for What’s Up should be submitted to The Battalm 216 Reed McDonald, no less than three working dtp prior to desired publication date. A&M crowd experiences music, dance of India in OPAS program By Karl Pallmeyer Staff Writer About 2,300 people were exposed to the music and dance of India Monday night in Rudder Audito rium when MSC Opera and Per forming Arts Society presented Fes tival of India 1985-1986. Festival of India is one part of an eighteen-month-long celebration of Indian culture being held across the country. Since music and dance play such important roles in the cultural history of India, most of the works performed have great religious sig nificance. The performance began with a dance from Sikkim, a state centered in the mountains of the Himalayas. The light-hearted dance featured a heardsman trying to tame two yaks. Each yak was actually two dancers in a furry, black costume with a happy yak face. The dancers were accom panied by three musicians playing a flute, a drum and cymbals. Kalaripayattu, a combination of dance and martial art, was demon strated in its traditional forms. Danc ers demonstrated the various steps in Kalaripayattu training with exer cises that began with hand-to-hand combat and continued with several weapons including short sticks, knives, shields, swords, long poles and finally the “urumi” or belt- sword. The urumi is a nine-foot long sword that is flexiable enough to be worn as a belt. Only masters of Kala ripayattu are allowed to use the urumi. notes called a raga and a structurf | rhythms called a tala. Even thoiij Indian music relies heavily oni | provisiation, the limits of theni and the tala cause the music sound somewhat repetitious even monotonous to Western eij The dances were interesting bul ter a while the audience seemed want something different. Dancers Mudhavi Mudgal and Bindu Juneja performed several dances from Sikkim and Odissi, a state in northeastern India. The dancers were accompanied by five musicians and singers on sitar, tabla, flute and other Indian instruments. The dancers interpreted the sounds and rhythms of the music. Indian dance incorporates over 50 intricate hand gestures that are used to express the story that tradi tionally accompanies the music. Indian music, which is based on the human vocal range, is limited to about four octaves. Instead of scales, Indian music fits into a pattern of A group of six musicians and a' ers performed songs in the Qaw'j tradition. The Qawwali are s«| sung to praise Allah, Mohanw and various saints of the Sufi w The singers, Shri Mohd Hal Khan, Ali Ahmed, Hamsar Hal and Zafar Hayat, had impressive' cal range. The highlight of the evening* the performance of the Puruliat hau, an elaborate costumed that is representative of the strujjj of good and evil. The dancers * extremely agile as they spun leaped while wearing large, beatl ful headdresses. Musicians on ( and flute provided the rhythms' dance. CKPACKING PEDERNALES FALLS STATE PARK is NOVEMBER 7-9 JOIN US IN MIKING THROUGH THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY!! T. \ © THE $35 FEE INCLUDES GROUP CAMPING EQUIPMENT BACKPACKS, FOOD, TRANSPORTATION COSTS, AND AN EXPERIENCED GUIDE. SIGN UP IN THE INTRAMURAL-RECREATIONAL SPORTS OFFICE IN 159 READ UNTIL NOVEMBER 4. FOR MORE INFORMATION'PLEASE CALL PATSY AT 845-7826. (limited to 14 participants.)