The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 01, 1986, Image 1

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pv» Texas A&M 1^^ mm m • The Battalion M75S | ol. 82 No. 61 CJSPS 045360 12 pages College Station, Texas Monday, December 1, 1986 student Rilling still solved By Jo Ann Able Staff Writer e murder of a Texas A&M liate student last week is still un- :r investigation. Bob Wiatt, direc- r® security and University police, idlunday. Ajother A&M student found the Hof Linden Kauffrnan-Linam, I graduate student in the De- Hient of Oceanography, at about p.i . Tuesday in Kauffman-Li- im’s apartment outside College auction Cain Road. A| spokesman in the Brazos auliy Sheriffs Office said a itement about the case probably plx issued sometime today. Wiatt said the time of the woman’s a(| has not yet been determined. Hsaid he has seen a preliminary T on an autopsy being per- in Dallas, but the final re- ilts|will probably not be known im- llately. CV'A'When those do come in, they do ITMiave to be made public until ppt |tgf> are brought,” Wiatt said. '■ In an article in Wednesday’s wn-College Station Eagle, Brazos ] |A||]|nty Sheriff Ronnie Miller said M'fwoman apparently was strangled • th some kind of rope or cord. He c'U'dd there were few signs of struggle lie door was unlocked when the was discovered. A television set a stereo were left in the apart- ent. Miller said, possibly eliminat- fbuiglary as a motive in the kill- li u, Miller said Kauffman-Linam was jund wearing a nightgown in the CVK:droom of her apartment, but he —~ idn’i know whether she had been Sually assaulted. Wi.itt said he was unable to com- lent on these statements, but con- Bd the murder was sex-related. Wiatt said the sheriffs depart- lent is heading up the investigation icause the murder occurred out- derity limits. He said he is assisting ■the investigation because of his tpeiience investigating sex-related Jtniddes when he worked for the Wiatt said Kauffman-Linam’s Bind came to Bryan-Gollege Sta- ■from El Paso over the holiday «kend to make funeral arrang- icnts. Details of the services are not (tiiown. Photo by John Makely Into The Wild Blue Yonder Mark Weichold, an assistant professor of electrical engineering, takes son Karl and this model of a PT 1 19 trainer out to the Zachry parking lot Sunday afternoon. While local weather was nice on Sunday, forecasts predict a temperature drop today. fetor Cary Grant dies of stroke at 82 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cary ram. whose masculine elegance iarkly handsome features made in unrivaled star of both sophis- Id comedy and chilling intrigue ore than 30 years, has died of a ke stroke at the age of 82. I ITk- debonair leading man with -I edimpled chin and clipped accent Bat 11:22 p.m. CST Saturday at [Luke’s Hospital in Davenport, ■ where he was to appear in a J Knute program that included a Ikaml clips from his movies. His fifth wife, Barbara, was at his ■hospital officials said. He had appeared well at rehears- Hat afternoon, then seemed to Kn, said Lois Jecklin, director of isitini’ Artists, which sponsored “A Bersation with Cary Grant.” His mdition deteriorated rapidly. James Gilson, a cardiologist who Bed him, said,“There was noth- Ifthat could be done. There’s no intervention when something like this happens.” Grant’s lawyer, Stanley Fox, said, “There will be no funeral. The fam ily wishes no service and no funeral is planned. Cremation is intended.” Grant’s body was returned Sun day to Los Angeles, Fox said. President Reagan, himself a for mer movie actor, called Grant a longtime friend. “He was one of the brightest stars in Hollywood and his elegance, wit and charm will endure forever on film and in our hearts,” the presi dent said. Grant was one of the biggest names in movie history, starring in such classics as “The Philadelphia Story,” “Bringing Up Baby” and “North by Northwest.” But his only Oscar came after his retirement. He seemed to have been born an aristocrat, but his father was a presser in a garment factory. He was the idol of millions of women around the world, but his private life often was troubled. “I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be, and I finally became that person,” Grant once said. “Or he became me. Or we met at some point. It’s a relationship.” It was a singularly successful relationship, one that began in 1932 and filled the big screen with 72 movies until 1966, when his last film, “Walk, Don’t Run,” was released. Grant, wrote film critic Pauline Kael, “had the longest romantic reign in the short history of movies.” He was paired with Katharine Hepburn, Myrna Loy, Audrey Hep burn and Grace Kelly. To him Mae West tendered the most famous, and frequently misquoted, proposition in movie history: “Why don’t you come up sometime and see me?” He was born Archibald Leach on Jan. 18, 1904, in Bristol, England, the only child of an unhappy mar riage. Cary Grant His father often was withdrawn and his mother filled him with dreams of wealth and taught him to sing and dance. Grant, who became a U.S. citizen in 1942, amassed a fortune esti mated as high as $40 million. Leader seeks special panel on arms sales WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Bob Dole on Sun day urged President Reagan to con vene a special session of Congress immediately to appoint a Watergate- style committee to investigate secret White House arms sales to Iran and money transfers to Nicaraguan re bels. Sen. Robert Byrd, the Democxatic leader of the Senate who will assume Dole’s post as majority leader with the new Senate, also called for a se lect joint committee, but he said it would have to wait until Congress reconvened in January. He said that calling a special ses sion would contribute to the crisis at mosphere, and instead urged Rea gan to appoint an independent counsel. One senior Justice Department official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Sunday he believes the weight of the arguments now fa vor moving to an independent coun sel. But he did not believe that a de cision had been made to take the probe out of the hands of Attorney General Edwin Meese III and other J ustice officials. Byrd and Dole said they had dis cussed the proposal to name a spe cial panel, which the Democratic leader said must be done by the full Congress, so that the committee would have all the powers of sub poena. Dole, interviewed on ABC’s “This Week with David Brinkley,” said Congress should be called back to town next week, rather than waiting until it reconvenes with new mem bers in January. White House spokesman Dan Howard called Dole’s proposal a novel idea, but declined direct com ment on it. “We simply haven’t had time to consider it,” Howard said. “No one is more interested in getting to the bot-/ tom of this than the president, and he wants to do so quickly.” Reagan, on his way to Washington from a Thanksgiving holiday at his California ranch, told reporters: “We’re doing everything necessary to get at the truth and we will make the truth known.” The president did not answer any further questions. Although Republicans will retain control of the Senate until the 100th Congress meets in January, Dole said a Democrat would probably be appointed to head any select com mittee. “We’d probably have to pattern it after the so-called Watergate com mission,” Dole said, referring to the congressional panel whose televised hearings played a critical role in forcing the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974. No president has summoned a special session of Congress since Harry Truman called lawmakers back to Washington in 1948 to deal with labor disputes, said Dole. Byrd said a special counsel should be appointed to investigate disclo sures that a White House aide, Lt. Col. Oliver North, arranged for up to $30 million in proceeds from the secret sale of arms to Iran to be channeled to help Contra rebels fighting Nicaragua’s leftist Sandi- nista government. The revelations announced by Meese last week forced the removal of North and resignation of national security adviser Vice Adm. John Poindexter. Byrd said, “(Meese) is personally close to the president ... is a mem ber of the National Security Council and . . . has said that everyone should stand shoulder to shoulder with the president.” Administration officials have said the Justice Department will handle the investigation for the executive branch. Byrd declined to speculate whether Meese knew before his in vestigation about the Nicaraguan connection, although the attorney general supplied the president with the legal opinion that led to a partial easing of the arms embargo on Iran last Jan. 17. “The perception is that there is a personal interest and a conflict of in terest,” Byrd said, referring to the leaving of Meese in charge of the in vestigation. “The president needs to avoid all of that.” Both the Senate and House intelli gence committees have already started their own investigations of the Iran and Nicaraguan trans actions, and lawmakers are calling for judiciary, armed services and foreign affairs committees to follow suit, creating the prospect of more than a dozen congressional investi gations on Capitol Hill. Byrd, appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” saiid there should be a single committee to avoid overlap ping and confusion. Arms sales profits tied to Contra aid WASHINGTON (AP) — A fired White House aide apparently used profits from Iranian arms sales to build a small, American-manned air force that delivered weapons to Ni caraguan Contra rebels this year, according to U.S. government offi cials and documents from the opera tion. Lt. Col. Oliver L. North, fired last week for his role in diverting as much as $30 million through Swiss bank accounts, had managed a Con tra aid network for two years with President Reagan’s approval, White House officials have said. Reagan gave his support to the plan before Congress banned military aid to the rebels, the officials have said. Although that assistance enabled the Contras to continue fighting, the rebels still had trouble resupplying troops operating inside Nicaragua. One government source said Sunday that the problems may have led North to create an air resupply wing for the Contras — and turn to money from the Iranian arms sales to pay for it. In explaining North’s firing from the National Security Council staff last Tuesday, Attorney General Ed win Meese III said only North knew precise details about the Iran-Contra connection and his boss, national se curity adviser John Poindexter, who resigned, did know that something of this nature was occurring. ^elf-esteem ‘strong influence’ on 2nd marriage rt T: By Amy Young Reporter An individual’s self-esteem is one i|c strongest influences on sec- Biarriage happiness and success, j tolling to a recent study con i' ped by a Texas A&M doctoral ' Bntand psychology researcher. Jay R. Solomon completed the H in August after spending an Ike year collecting data and com- Ikg the results. His project in- Bd contacting 113 subjects, all of ■ had been divorced and then Bed a second time, to determine Fifiost significant predictors for Ppiness in a second marriage. B study showed that people B good view of themselves are Pprand that the happiness of one fuse is directly related to the hap- B of the other. Self esteem is an Bant factor since divorce can tei1 destroy one’s sense of self- "tH, the study said, and if this is 'A regained it can cause problems Bond marriage. Dr. Arthur Roach, a psychology professor at A&M, worked closely with Solomon during his study. Roach said they had believed that certain relationships of the spouse would be good predictors of second marriage success. Three of these in cluded the relationships between the present spouse and the former spouse, the remarried person and his new in-laws, and the remarried person and his own family and pre vious in-laws. However, the study showed none of these had a significant effect on the success of a second marriage. A similar study is being conducted by Karen Boyd, another psychology researcher at A&M who is working on her doctorate. Her study involves comparing what produces satisfac tion for women in first and second marriages. Fifty women in their first mar riages and 50 in their second mar riages were sampled for the Boyd study. The women were matched for income and education, with minori ties excluded from the study. The study indicated that women are looking for different things in first and second marriages and that expectations differ in both. In first marriages, important factors to women were self-control and auton omy. These were not found to be factors in second marriages. The study showed that women in second marriages were more satisfied if their self-confidence was high. The need for achievement was another important factor, according to Boyd’s study. In a recent interview. Roach de scribed some current trends of mar riage and divorce as shown in other studies. He said the divorce rate peaked during 1984-1985 and has not risen since. Roach also says that people now feel more free to get di vorces because less social stigma is associated with it and it’s a lot easier to get divorced than it used to be. According to Roach, a 1930s mar riage study indicated that a similarity in religious backgrounds was a sig nificant factor for success in a mar riage. This is not really a predictor now. Roach said, although certain values can be. Roach said other information showed that more men than women get remarried. Ten percent of the female population is not married as compared to 5 percent to 6 percent of the male population, Roach said. He said that not many studies have been conducted on people in their second marriages. “Second marriages are a little less stable than first marriages,” Roach said. “I think the topic is important because people want to know what their chances for happiness in mar riage are and if it will work.” Roach said that the doctoral stud ies were conducted mostly hv ques tionnaires that use a “criterion mea sure” to measure satisfaction in marriage. The studies, he said, were limited in that they were restricted to about one year in length and there fore could look only at one point in time as opposed to studies which are conducted over a number of years. But congressional investigators have begun examining how an oper ation as large as the Contra air re supply mission, based at El Salva dor’s Ilopango military airport in clear view of U.S. military advisers, could have been funded from Ira nian arm sales without Reagan and other top officials knowing. U.S. government officials, famil iar with the North operation but in sisting on anonymity, said that al though the Iranian-Contra link was a closely held secret inside the White House, North’s management of the air operation was known to officials in the State Department, Pentagon, CIA and the NSC. “Everyone knew something was going on down there and that Ollie (North) was doing it,” one official said. The air operation came to light Oct. 5 when an American-manned C-123K cargo plane was shot down over southern Nicaragua while fly ing guns to the Contras. Two Ameri cans were killed and one crewman, Eugene Hasenfus, is now a prisoner of the leftist Nicaraguan govern ment.