Austin Daily Texan in Austin, Texas
11 Jul 1977

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11 Jul 1977

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Austin Daily Texan (Newspaper) - July 11, 1977, Austin, Texas The daily texan vol. 76, no. 178 thirty six pages news and editorial 471-4591student newspaper at the University of Texas at Austin Austin Texas monday july la 1977 fifteen cents display advertising 471-1865 business office and classifieds 471-5244 arms Debat is wine Washington up the Senate this week resumes an argument Over whether to provide Money for production of the Neutron warheads and artillery shells that kill people by radiation. Sen Dick Clark. A Iowa will Lead a Liberal drive to eliminate production funds for the bomb from a $10 4 billion Public works appropriation Bill. But sen Sam Nunn. A who believes nato forces Are ill equipped to handle soviet bloc attack wants the bomb produced and will try to persuade the Senate to approve funding Senate sources say Nunn s forces have a slight voting Edge on the Issue. The Public works Bill includes about $19 billion for nuclear weapons development including an undisclosed amount for Neutron bombs that funding is so Well camouflaged that the House passed the Overall Bill without even debating the Neutron Issue the next round of Senate debate probably beginning at midweek continues the wrangling that left pro and an to bomb forces deadlocked when the Senate broke for recess july i sen Mark Hatfield. A Ore. Who narrowly lost in a move to delete funds for the weapon at the committee level issued a statement sunday saying the Public is a outraged Quot at the secrecy sur rounding the bombs development he predicted the Senate would reject the move to fund it a if the Public is telling their own congressman what they be been telling me Congress has heard an earful on this subject Quot Hatfield said a for the first time in Many years the Senate by exer Cise of its rightful authority is on the verge of prohibiting production of a major weapons program a a Neutron weapons Are designed to radiate enough lethal High Speed neutrons to kill virtually everyone within a half mile of the blast site. The radiation is so intense it can even penetrate nearby tank Armor but it is so Short lived that occupying forces can move into the blast area within hours. The Neutron bomb also does blast and heat damage but. Pentagon experts say. Only about one tenth As much As the tactical nuclear weapons now deployed defense minded senators say Neutron bombs Are better than other tactical nuclear weapons because they confine destruction much Mon precisely to the military target and minimize damage to surrounding civilian areas. Nunn says that makes the Neutron weapons a credible deterrent but liberals like Clark say these weapons could provide a the thin end of the wedge Quot that opens up full scale nuclear War leading the other Side to retaliate with even More powerful nuclear weapons they also say Neutron bombs Are a repugnant Quot by their very nature and want Congress to withhold production Money until it gets thorough reports on their intended use their military effects and their potential Impact on arms negotiations a Compromise measure a which seems Likely to win Senate passage a would approve the production funds but delay their use until president Carter pronounces it a in the National interest Quot and gives Congress a requested a arms Impact audit of it press continues texan staff photo by Berk breathed cockeyed Optimist a actually it s the rest of the world that a crooked a said John Dupont about his House at 609 23rd St. Let the buyer beware. Monday by Marilane Nather staff writer the University press has been under a month old operational audit that will continue for another six to eight weeks. Vincent j Rodnite director of the University Bureau of audits said wednesday students Boycott final teaching affirmed instructor declares Cloudy hot. Mondays forecast Calls for partly Cloudy skies with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s at night to the mid-90s during the afternoon. Winds will be from the South at 10 to 15 m.p.h., diminishing at night. Philip Jones director of the press until his sudden resignation two weeks ago. Called a meeting the afternoon of june 29 to announce his resignation Quot or. Jones came in and told us that he was resigning for personal reasons and leaving immediately he said he had a conversation with Dean Irwin a Lith that morning and that As a result of that conversation he had decided to resign tor personal a source at the press said a the Jones said a of there has been any dishonesty it was not on my part the source said Jones could not be reached for comment. In addition the source said. A i think there s a Story there and that somebody s trying to cover it up. A we sort of wandered around the rest of the Day saying a what a going on a and some people were sort of grinning and looking As if they weren to surprised that something had happened but All i Ever found out from any of them was that they had been aware that the audit had gone on longer than the audit usually goes on Quot the source said. After the press administration became aware that employees had been talking to reporters several employees were told by the managerial staff to a follow their own conscience if a reporter called again. One employee was told a people could by Hurt by it people could lose their jobs a vice president for business affairs James la Colvin refused to say who re Quested the audit or whether he had gotten a preliminary report on the audit saying. A that is none of your business a a the University press reports administratively to the office of graduate studies headed by vice president and Dean Irwin c. Lieb. Dean Lieb said he is swing to the affairs of the press a a Little More closely than i us Ltd to do awaiting appointment of a new director. Lieb said a a in be told the press that because in be had administrative responsibilities for the press that i would be in the press More often than in the a there was no assistant director of the press that s Why we did t appoint an acting director Quot he added Lieb said no one in the press requested the audit. A the audit has nothing to do with Jones leaving Quot he said a the audit had begun last he added a we have wanted to rearrange some of our accounts we have no ready Way of keeping track of our personnel costs this is part the internal audit for systems the resignation had nothing to do with there is a nothing comparable in the audit to anything in the Extension division in that Case a special audit was ordered Quot Lieb said. A no preliminary audit report was made to me. I do expect some suggestions to the auditing department regarding reorganization of our accounts there is no suggestion of irregularities Quot Lieb said. In a later interview on Friday Lieb said he had just talked with the acting business manager about the audit. A the said that the auditing division had recently been enlarged and they were out All Over the Campus learning More about the units routinely reported to that a Jones did a very Good Job As director. He developed effective close connections with the University Community. He made effective use of the faculty advisory committee in the selection of books Quot Jones added. Lieb declined to talk about the personal reasons Jones had for resigning. A if there Are any reasons at he said they should properly be discussed with Jones could not be reached for comment. Regents Case dismissed University Regent or James Bauerle a bankruptcy Case was dismissed thursday morning by bankruptcy court judge Bert Thompson who found Bauerle capable of meeting All his Finan Cial obligations. Bauerle a attorney David Turlington said the finding was accurate and that a the sole purpose of filing for bankruptcy was to prevent foreclosure on three pieces of Bauerle a property in Llano and Blanco counties. Bauerle had filed a petition for bankruptcy under chapter 12 of the Federal bankruptcy act which prevents All Legal and foreclosure proceedings against the petitioners real estate holdings until arrangements can be developed for paying off creditors although foreclosure sales had already been held on two of the properties Turlington said Tho sales could be nullified by filing under chapter 12 later on Turlington continued Bauerle asked Thompson to dismiss his Case after Bauerle came to an agreement with his creditors eliminating the need for the chapter 12 Protection before he would dismiss the Case however Thompson told Bauerle to file a schedule of debts by May 28. Bauerle did not file the schedule until june i prompting Thompson to set a july 7 hearing in which Bauerle would have to show cause Why he should not be held in contempt. At that hearing however Thompson reviewed Bauerle a schedule of debts found that he had no reason to be in bankruptcy court and dismissed the Case. When a person files a bankruptcy petition Turlington said after the dismissal a a it a not always because the person is a or it fusion reaction device being built Federal Grant enables scientists to conduct plasma research editors note this is the first in a three part series on nuclear Energy. Today the University a role in nuclear research by Debbie Wormser science reporter As researchers All Over the country race against time and one another to build the first nuclear fusion reactor scientists at the University Are building a new machine devoted solely to plasma research the study of matter in its perfusion state. Or. William Drummond director of fusion research at the University said. The Energy research and development administration Erda has awarded a $17 million Grant to the University for its new to Kamak the magnetic flask that contains the fusion reaction Drummond said. Whereas in fission Energy is released by splitting atoms in fusion the nuclei of two atoms Are smashed together at temperatures As High As too million degrees Kelvin. Smashing the nuclei creates Energy. Requirements for fusion include High temperatures relatively Low densities and adequate confinement in one of various devices such As Toka Maks. Although most Toka Maks use isotopes of heavy Hydrogen deuterium and tritium the new Texas experimental to Kamak text will use regular Hydrogen because it is not intended to reach fusion Point. In the text Hydrogen Gas will be contained in a doughnut shaped magnetic flask called a torus a magnetic current is used to hold the substance in the vessel As the Gas is heated until it reaches plasma level. The heat within the flask strips the electrons off the Hydrogen atoms creating the plasma state the plasma state rarely exists on Earth. Drummond said. However a Over 99 per cent of the universe by weight is plasma Quot he added a the Sun is largely plasma As Well As the solar wind and the Van Allen radiation belts a he said a More Down to Earth example of plasma is lightning bolts which Are a difficult to get your hands on Quot he added. A the text is unique because it is the Only to Kamak in the United states dedicated solely to research a Drummond said explaining that other research facilities must follow the Erda so preset plan to make a fusion because there Are a no great breakthroughs in science just tiny Steps Quot the goal of text research will be a to understand the physics of plasma a Drummond said. There Are a Only two or three other plasma research facilities in the world and there Are no others at universities a he said. Referring to the University a plasma physicists As a an All Star team in permanent residence Quot Drummond explained that theoreticians Are a the Backbone of the whole situation Quot a theory Means understanding they re the foundation on which everything is built a he said Drummond called the University a plasma physicists As a a team made up of Bright Young Guys average age 35 a and added that recruiting physicists is a much like recruiting football players they go to the Best Drummond praised or. Alan Ware a University scientist who helped conduct the first experiments. The text to be completed in january 1980, will Cost $8 to $9 million to build and have a $5 million yearly operating budget Drummond said it will be located in the a underground Astrodome a the Laboratory below Robert l. Moore Hall. The present to Kamak is being disassembled but it is not Likely to end up As scrap at the local junk pile much of the equipment will be recycled or sent to other research facilities Jim Greene research program manager said. For instance.390 batteries from three nuclear submarines on loan from the Navy will be returned and loaned to other universities he said. Instead the University a Scenter for electro mechanics is building four Homo Polar generators which will be placed in the underground lab he said. Homo Polar act like a big batteries which store Energy and give it Back quickly Quot Drummond said. To reach plasma level the Hydrogen within the to Kamak must get very hot a 50 million degrees a very quickly Drummond said a these generators store Energy for minutes and give it Back in seconds a he said. Texan staff photo by cartoon Eorio nuclear reactor in rom basement will accommodate More powerful unit. Rape. So you be come a Long Long Way he baby Well j modern films done to reflect it. Erie Harrison tells Why in. Images Page 12. A texan staff photo Solomon wins. Harold Solomon Defeated Dick Stockton 6-4, 6-4, to win the Shakeya a tournament of champions sunday. Related stories pages 7, 8. By John Parker University reporter More than 80 students out of a group of about too refused to take the final exam in the government 312l course. A state in Grey Smith a student in the class said he walked in on exam Day and found a message written on the Board. In his words the message stated a a we re mad As hell and we re my going to take it anymore. This exam is a contradiction of the course. We refuse to take this after some discussion Between the students and the instructor Jeff Smith most of the students Rose and went to the front of the room and threw their exam booklets Down on the front table Smith continued. A everyone knew what to do a he added. Finally the instructor said the students could either take their exam or accept their midterm exam Grade. Jeff Smith the associate instructor of the course substantiated his students Story but said he was pleased with the walk out. A this is an affirmation of the tilings i be been talking about in the course a Smith said Smith described his course As one concerning the role of the citizen in the political system the political purposes of education and a the alienation of students through the institutional Smith also had expressed the View that grades and tests simply were an Extension of this alienation. The exam strike a reflected their refusal to allow the institutional Structure to alienate them from what they Learned Quot Smith explained. A it was a real political experience. They took the information they Learned in class and made it part of their Robert Aldrich another student in the class described the event As a a tribute to Smiths teaching ability. Smith reported no official reaction either to the strike or his decision to give the students their midterm scores and added that he did no to expect any. A the determination of the grades is pretty much within my discretion a he said a there Haven to been any official neither Smith nor the students contacted knew who had organized the strike or How it had come about

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