Lamar University Press (Beaumont, Tex.), Vol. 57, No. 22, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 19, 1980 Page: 1 of 8
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•Ballet displays many
talents, page 3
•Cowboys ride in 35-3 win
, over Cardinals, page 7
Serving the Lamar community for 57 years
Wednesday, November 19,1980
Vol. 57, No. 22
Soccer battle—A member of the Lamar soccer team (left) and a
member of the Texas A&M soccer team battle in Saturday’s
contest held at Lamar. Lamar lost 6-1. The two teams will meet
again Saturday at Texas A&M, College Station.
Photo by FERNANDO PRADO
Iran says terms final
for release of hostages
United Press International
Iran’s parliament speaker says Iranian
conditions for freeing the 52 American hos-
tages from 381 days of captivity are final
and the United States should “submit” to
At the same time four, Iranian envoys,
including the parliament speaker,
Hojatolleslam Hashemi Rafsanjani, left on
a trip to 15 nations in a flurry of diplomatic
activity that could end Iran’s isolation.
U.N. peace envoy Olof Palme of Sweden
arrived in Switzerland Monday on his way
to Iran today and Iraq later in an attempt
to set up a framework for peace
negotiations in the 58-day Gulf war. But
Palme said he did not expect to discuss the
The international isolation of Iran began
Nov. 4,1979, when militant students seized
the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took the
hostages, but the Persian Gulf War ap-
parently has forced Tehran to look abroad
for support and sympathy.
Despite Rafsanjaiti’s tough words
asking the United States to give in to Iran’s
demands, his itinerary included a stop in
Algeria, Iran's go-between with the United
States on the hostage question.
Deputy Secretary of State Warren
Christopher traveled to Algiers last week
to pass on the U.S. response to Iran’s four
conditions for the release of the 52
Reports said the United States could
readily guarantee one of the demands — a
pledge of non-interference in Iranian af-
fairs, whereas the other three conditions
involved legal and financial com-
The demands at issue are a move to
return the wealth of late Shah Mohammed
Reza Pahlavi, to drop financial claims
against Iran and to free Iranian assets
frozen in the United States.
Rafsanjani and Prime Minister Moham-
mad Ali Rajai said Iran’s government is
“still studying” the U.S. note sent last
week. The parliament, which set the con-
ditions, is in a one-week recess with no
plans to discuss the hostages again.
Rafsanjani said “the U.S. can no longer
continue its old games,” the official Pars
news agency said. “Altogether the issue
has been studied most seriously and we
are at the stage when Iran has already an-
nounced its final position.”
The United States “should accept the
fact that it can no longer use the hostages
issue as a pretext for continuing its vile im-
perialist plan,” he said. “It should submit
to the conditions.”
Besides Algeria, Rafsanjani also was
scheduled to visit Libya and Syria, which
reportedly have been supplying Iran with
vital materiel for its war with Iraq. He was
quoted by Pars as saying he would coor-
dinate policy with “brothers who have
proven their friendship for us.”
Three other deputies in the Majlis, which
began a week-long recess Saturday, left
for separate visits to France, West and
East Germany, Britain, Yugoslavia, Italy,
Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Malaysia
An official in Rajai’s office said “we
have not taken delivery of the hostages
yet,” despite a demand three weeks ago by
parliament the Moslem militants hand
over the hostages to the government.
In Saturn photos
Sixth set of rings revealed
PASADENA, Calif. (UPI) — Voyager l’s
stop-action snapshots of Saturn faintly
show a new sixth set of rings, but the
planet’s huge satellite Titan has been
deposed from its status as the largest
moon in the solar system.
At a final briefing Monday, scientists at
the Jet Propulsion Laboratory disclosed
their discovery of the long-suspected sixth
plane of rings 56,000 miles out from Saturn.
The new ring — dubbed the G-ring — is so
faint, even Voyager’s sensitive cameras
could barely discern them.
Also photographed, but again very fain-
tly, was the D-ring. Its image will require
special computer processing, said Dr.
Bradford Smith, head of the imaging
The rings of Saturn, composed of billions
of various-sized particles, are a dynamic
source of radio energy, emitting radio
signals in the range of millions of watts.
The mechanism is similar to that created
by a thunderstorm on Earth, Dr. James
Warwick of the radio astronomy team ex-
Titan, one of the main targets of the
Voyager explorations and the only moon in
the solar system with a substantial at-
mosphere, was dethroned by the Voyager
instruments to the second largest moon.
It was thought to be the solar system’s
largest, but Voyager found it to be slightly
smaller than Ganymede, the large moon of
Jupiter. Ganymede is about 3,200 miles in
diameter, and Titan is little more than
As scientists analyze the data from
Voyager, they learn more about the at-
mosphere of both Saturn and its moon
Dr, Rudolph Hanel, a member of the in-
frared radiometry team, said the ratio of
hydrogen and helium in Saturn’s at-
mosphere is similar to the ratio of the sun.
But unlike the sun, Saturn does not have
the mass necessary to begin the nuclear
process that turns mass into stars.
Television generation goes to college
United Press International
The last of the baby boom is now in
college. The “Television Generation” has
Weaned on Captain Kangaroo, they only
vaguely remember Vietnam. Campus
protests were something they saw on news
shows. Images of the long hair and ripped
jeans of their older brothers and sisters
have faded, replaced by designer clothes.
If allied to anything, the college student
of today is linked to the campus of the
Authorities say the college adults of the
'80s look at higher education as a means to
a specific ' ■ 1—a stepping-stone to a
monetarily and personally satisfying
career. They have strategically conceived
their plans, while, at the same time, main-
taining the one constand grasp on college
life—they pursue fun as if it were their
“In a way, students are similar to what
they were in the ’.50s.They are dealing with
life in a more pragmatic fashion. They are
more concerned about the monetary
rewards they get from a career than they
were 10 years ago,” said Dr. Jerry Hall, a
counselor at West Georgia College.
"They are taking courses that will get
them a good job. Students went through a
period when they took themselves mighty
seriously. They’re having fun now. It’s a
lighter tone,” said University of Georgia
dean of students William Powell.
In that lighter tone, their dress ranges
from conservative “preppy” to “punk.”
They play a game called “assassins,”
engage in “primal screaming," do a dance
called "gatoring” and, as in the past, play
sophomoric practical jokes.
Comparing today’s college youth with
those of a little more than a decade ago,
Brenda Bell, who spent 1964-68 as a student
at the University of Texas and is now a
professor there, sees major differences:
“These kids today are more boring.
When I was a student I was more in-
terested in the things around me. These
kids are pretty much self-contained.
They’re not really concerned with
anything that requires thinking. They are
a good example of the Television Age.
“My students are ambitious. They all
want to be Jessica Savitch and Dan
Rather, but they don’t have any conception
of what it’s going to take to get them
A recent Texas graduate, Janet Wilson
observes, “It used to be that students
would grasp anything to jump on a bench
and get a rally going. People now are more
concerned with how they dress and look.
It’s a social status thing. They don’t care
about politics anymore.”
William Suprenant, 29, student ac-
tivities director at Brown University,
believes "they’ve given up on causes
because they don’t think they can get
anywhere with them. You either study, or
you drink or you have sex. There s
nothing to rally behind.”
The saying ‘When the going gets tough,
the tough get going,’ can aptly describe
what fuels the college students of the 1980s,
who find it’s tough to rally behind unem-
ployment, sky-rocketing inflation or even
a presidential candidate. But after wat-
ching the Vietnam War, Watergate, the oil
crisis of 1972 and the 1974 recession, the
students of the 80s prefer putting aside the
‘I think the students in 1970 were very
serious, and the students in 1980 are very
serious minded as well. It’s just that the
focus has changed,” said Dr. David Mc-
Clintock, associate dean of students at the
University of Texas.
“It’s hard to get people to do things
because they’re all busy studying for
exams. You know, it’s the old cliche, that
this is the ‘Me Decade,’ but its true. People
are worried about getting into med school
or law school or some other graduate
school; or like me, they’re just worried
about getting through their senior year,"
said student Charles King, president of
Brown's Undergraduate Council of Studen-
Deans support bill of rights
Sunny and warmer
through Thursday. Af-
ternoon highs in the mid to
upper 60s with nighttime
lows near 40. Northeasterly
winds five to 10 miles per
^ hour. _
The Academic Council of Deans has
reaffirmed its support of the Academic
Bill of Rights at Lamar University, Dr.
David Geddes, vice president for
academic affairs, said.
In a letter to faculty members, Geddes
said, “In response to two resolutions by the
Student Government Association, presen-
ted by SGA president Mark J. Merritt, the
Council of Deans reaffirmed its support of
the Academic Bill of Rights. I urge the
faculty to support the Academic Bill of
Rights and subscribe to its principles.”
The Academic Bill of Rights provides
the following principles:
At the beginning of each course, the
professor should state clearly the at-
tendance policy, the grading policy and
his/her office hours. These should be
stated in sufficient detail so as to leave lit-
tle possibility of misunderstanding.
The dates of major tests and the due
dates of major papers should be an-
nounced sufficiently early to permit
proper student planning and preparation.
One week's notice for major tests and
three weeks’ notice for major papers
should be considered a minimum.
Tests and papers should be graded and
returned within a reasonable period of
time. Normally, three weeks should be
considered as maximum. Major tests
should not be given until all previous
major tests have been graded and retur-
When feasible, students' should be
provided with a syllabus or outline of the
Proper student preparation for final
examinations can be encouraged by
faculty members organizing their courses
in such a way that major tests are not
given, and major papers are nt>t due
during the week prior to the beginning of
the final examinations.
Kick the habit Thursday
for Great Smokeout day
Thursday is the date chosen by the
American Cancer Society for the fourth
annual Great American Smokeout
which is designed to get people to stop
smoking for at least one day.
Held each year on the Thursday
before Thanksgiving, the Smokeout is
billed as an up-beat and good-natured
effort to encourage smokers to give up
cigarettes for 24 hours, if only to prove
to themselves that they can.
“We ask people to try to give up their
cigarette habit for just 24 hours. If they
make it through the day, they may try
one more day and possibly even quit for
good,” Jacque Placette, Lamar
smokeout chairman, said.
This year’s goal is to get at least one
in every five smokers to give up
cigarettes from midnight to midnight
on Thursday, Placette said.
The smokeout is now in its fourth con-
secutive year as a nationwide
celebration. The first mass movement
by smokers to give up cigarettes was
led by Lynn R. Smith, editor of the Mon-
ticello, Minn., Times, in his home town
in 1974. Smith’s idea, “D-Day,” quickly
spread through Minnesota.
In 1976, it skipped west to California,
where it became known as the Great
American Smokeout in 1977, Placette
In 1979, a survey conducted by the
Gallup Organization showed that
nearly 15 million American smokers at-
tempted to give up cigarettes on
Smokeout Day, and five million of those
succeeded for a full 24 hours.
The survey also showed that one to
three days later, 2.3 million still were
off cigarettes, while other 7.8 million
said they had cut down the number of
cigarettes smoked, Placette said.
The 1980 national honorary chairman
of Smokeout is singer Natalie Cole,
whose father, musician Nat King Cole,
died of lung cancer.
Locally, Lamar President Dr. C.
Robert Kemble has been named as
Beaumont’s honorary chairman.
“I think that the smokeout is a useful
device to remind the American public
of the potential dangers of smoking,”
According to the American Cancer
Society, 37 deaths per hour—more than
one death every two minutes— are at-
tributed to cigarette smoking.
SGA to host
The Student Government Association
has scheduled several political speakers in
the coming weeks to gain perspective on
the proposed student tuition increase Steve
Guest, SGA political affair chairperson,
Guest, who also serves as rules com-
mittte chairperson for the Texas Student
Association, said the proposed increase
will be introduced in the 1981 state
The guest speakers include Rep. Jerry
Clark Nov. 25 and Rep. Frank Collazo Dec.
Area high school government teachers
and their students are invited to attend the
sessions which will be held on the Eighth
Floor of Gray Library on consecutive
Tuesdays at 3:30 p .m.
"We’re organizing these speakers to in-
form students, faculty and administrative
staff about these higher education con-
cerns before the 67th legislative session,”
Guest said. “We feel that only by in-
forming and educating people associated
with higher education will be excite them
to actively support those measures that
will benefit their interests and cause them
to oppose those that will not."
set to feature
The sixth annual "Pigskin Review” will
be presented by the 250-member Big Red
Marching Band Tuesday, Nov. 25, 7:30
p.m. in McDonald Gym, Wayne Dyess,
band director, said.
The concert will summarize all of the
events of the 1980 marching season in one
show. Featured will be the band, the front
line twirlers, the Lamar Flag Corps—Red
Regiment, and feature twirler, Ed Bean,
Kirbyville junior; all performing in a
variety of musical numbers.
The twirlers, will perform to Chuck
Mangione's “Echano." The Red Regiment
will perform to “La Bamba,” arranged by
Individual sections from the band will
play various tunes arranged for them.
These songs, many of which are arranged
by band students, are played at the foot-
ball games by the various sections to show
the most spirit.
Also featured will be the Big Red Band
with several popular arrangments in-
cluding the theme from the CBS-TV series
“Dallas.” The band will also play its own
version of Maynard Ferguson’s “Bir-
dland” along with Don Ellis' “Open
This year’s spectacular production num-
ber for the band proved to be "Echano,”
featuring several of the top trumpeters.
The evening will close with Dr. C.A. Wiley,
professor of music, conducting the all-time
favorite Sousa march, "The Stars and
Admission to the review is $2 for adults
and 51 for students. Tickets may be pur-
chased at the door from any band student,
or by contacting the Lamar Band office.
Guyana recalled—Beauregard Brown, affirmative action manager at Lamar, recalls his
experiences in the Guyana tragedy, see TWO YEARS AFTER, page five.
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