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By ALICE RUDOLPH
Collegian Staff Writer
Maureen A. Carr has resigned
from her position as director of the
School of Music in the College of
Arts and Architecture, effective
Robert Holmes, dean of the
college, said Carr's decision to
resign the position, which she has
held since 1979, was her own. He
said she wants to return to
teaching and research, and will
continue as a tenured full
professor of music theory.
There was no warning that Carr
was going to resign, Holmes said.
"These things happen," he said.
Faculty members in the school
received memos. this week
announcing Carr's resignation. No
replacement for Carr has been
found as of yet, Holmes said.
Cur said she has nothing to say
concerning her resignation.
An student in the School of
Music said that the school has
been experiencing problems. The
student, who asked to remain -
unnamed, said several faculty
positions have been eliminated
and that faculty members have
been upset because they were not
consulted about these decisions.
However, the student said, "I
don't think (Carr) is the whole
cause of the music department's
The school has been playing
administrative games more than
making music, the student said.
Steven H. Smith, associate
professor of music, said he 'thinks
the school has become a growing
concern under Carr's direction.
The position as director_ of the
school is - enormously complicated,
he said, and he hopes a director
can be found who will consolidate
the gains made so far.
A controversy stirred the school
in February . 1982 , when a dispute
arose between School of Music
officials and members of the
University Choir. Raymond
Brown, then choir director, had
requested more graduate
assistants and extra credit for a
core group of singers within the
choir, but the school denied the
request. Brown subsequently
By GARRY MITCHELL
Associated Press. Writer
ATMORE, Ala. John Louis Evans 111 won
a temporary stay of execution last night as the,
condemned killer was receiving last rites
about two hours before he was to die in the
A federal judge issued the temporary stay
late yesterday. A short time later, the U.S.
11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, after
a hastily arranged conference call, announced
it would not disturb the lower court decision.
That announcement came less than half an
hour before the scheduled 12:01 a.m. CST
It was Evans' second such 11th-hour
reprieve from death in four years. The Ddath
Row inmate was reported "laughing and
joking" when he got the news last night.
Attorney General Charles Graddick,
informed of the court of appeals decision, said
he would file an emergency appeal with the
U.S. Supreme Court to restore Friday's date
Mostly sunny and pleasant today, high 58. Fair early tonight with
increasing cloudiness toward morning, low 40. Cloudy tomorrow with rain
developing, high near 55. —by Craig Wagner
Daylight-saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday. Be sure to set your clocks
Diana Hunter enjoys a makeover at the hands of John LaFemina' as part of
yesterday's independently revived Gentle Thursday activities on the HUB lawn.
Please see GENTLE THURSDAY, Page 8.
H e s ®rtens nucf' e debate
By TOM RAUM ' administration allies vowed to years. O'Neill said he would not "They were throwing up a few Freeze critics said changes
Associated Press Writer • fight on next week, with other even call, it up again until next screwball pitches, but they're still made so far in the measure
amendments to other portions of Wednesday. batting zero," said freeze advocate generally aimed at giving the
WASHINGTON Nuclear ' the bill. The nonbinding resolution, hotly Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., administration more flexibility in
freeze advocates won another Yesterday's vote allowed the opposed by the Reagan after yesterday's session. negotiating terms of a freeze did
skirmish yesterday as, the House, House to inch closer to what administration, urges U.S.-Soviet That was his assessment of a make it less objectionable to them,
voted 214-194 to shorten remaining Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill Jr., D- negotiation of an "immediate, session in which the House but not by much. "We're still left
debate on the measure, but Mass., predicted would be an mutual and verifiable freeze" on continued the process of rejecting with a resolution that advocates a
Democratic leaders then put off a ultimate pro-freeze victory by a production, development and major assaults on the measure, freeze," said Rep. James G.
final showdown until next week. margin ranging from 50 to 100 deployment of all nuclear weapons. while approving numerous minor Martin, R-N.C., an opponent.
The procedural vote, urged by votes. Freeze supporters said stalling language modifications to meet Among the amendments adopted
the majority leadership, cut off But neither side seemed in any tactics used against the measure specific objections of opponents. yesterday was one by Rep.
debate on about 40 pending rush to wrap up work on the by Republicans and conservative "This resolution will die of its Norman D. Dicks, D-Wash.,
amendments to a central portion of measure already one of the Democrats we4e only postponing own weight," said opponent Rep. asserting that the president should
the resolution. But Reagan longest running House debates in the inevitable. William Carney, R-N.Y. "take all necessary steps."
murderer receives temporary stay of execution
for execution, with papers going to the court
The stay, granted by U.S. District Judge
Emmett Cox of Mobile, came hours after U.S.
Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell in
Washington refused to block the execution.
Evans, 33, was sentenced to die for the 1977
robbery-murder of Mobile pawn shop owner
Edward Nassar. In 1979, Evans came within
six hours of electrocution before getting a stay
he hadn't sought.
After the temporary stay was granted,
prison commissioner Fred Smith said Evans
was "in a good frame of mind. When I left,
Evans was laughing and joking with the
Cox, in granting last night's stay, said from
the bench, "I simply do not have time between
now and midnight to make any kind of
reasonable review of the issues in this case. I
need at least six hours and I really don't have
that this weekend.
Under federal judicial procedures, Cox had
the authority to review the Evans case and
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Welfare: Matching funds secure
By NAN CRYSTAL ARENS
and MARCIA McGRATH
Collegian Staff Writers
State welfare recipients will not lose federal
matching funds because of the state's
noncompliance with a 1981 federal law, a
spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of
Public Welfare said.
Earlier this month,,Pennsylvania was in
danger of losing the federal government's 55
percent funding of Aid to Families with
Dependent Children (AFDC) because it had not
complied with the Omnibus Budget
The Omnibus Act, which affects 190,000
households in Pennsylvania receiving AFDC
funds, requires recoup regulations for the
following: reimbursement of the welfare system
when a recipient is overpayed, retrospective
budgeting to insure that welfare payments keep
up with changes in household status and monthly
reporting by families receiving outside income.
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issue any order he felt was proper, an aide to
the state attorney general said.
Graddick aide Janie Nobles said that under
Alabama law, Evans' execution date will be
automatically dissolved if Cox's stay is not
lifted during the 24-hour period ending at
midnight tonight. If the date for electrocution
is dissolved in that manner, she said,
Graddick would have to ask the Alabama
Supreme Court to set a new execution date.
Without a stay, Evans would have become
the first inmate executed in Alabama in 18
years and the seventh executed in America
since the Supreme Court reinstated capital
punishment in 1976.
After Powell's ruling, Evans' lawyers
normally would be free to ask any one of the
other eight justices for emergency help.
But Powell's two-page order said: "All the
papers relevant to (Evans') request for a stay
of execution also have been circulated to, the
entire court. With the concurrence of six other
members of the court, I deny the application
for a stay."
15th annual Phi Psi 500
hits the streets tomorrow
By MARIA NICOLO
Collegian Staff Writer
Now in its 15th year, the Phi Psi 500 is still one of the
most popular signs of spring for University students
and community members. Its popularity is attested to
by the capacity field registered to run and chug in
Overall chairman Tom Aichele said registration for
the event had to be closed Tuesday two days before
the original deadline of yesterday when the
maximum of 1,800 runners was reached.
"People just want to be part of the tradition," he said
of the runners and spectators the race attracts each
Phi Kappa Psi fraternity will sponsor the event in
cooperation with the Stroh Brewing Co. under the
auspices of Nittany Beverage.
Money raised from canning, T-shirt sale profits and
the race's $l2-per-runner entrance fee will help the
Association for Retarded Citizens of Centre County
with a jobs placement program.
Last year's earnings were divided so that the Easter
Seals Society of Centre County received $20,000 and the
Mount Nittany Conservancy another $l,OOO.
Fran Fisher, assistant athletics director for public
affairs and development, will formally start the race at
Sporting Phi Psi T-shirts, runners will line up in front
of the fraternity. When the gun is sounded racers will
take off along the 1.1 mile race route, stopping at six
downtown bars to gulp a 10-ounce beer or a soda at each
location before making their way back to the fraternity
to clock in before the race's end at 4:30 p.m.
In race order the six bars are: The Phyrst, 111 1/2 E.
Beaver Ave.; The Brickhouse, Humes Alley; Nello's,
formerly Rego's, 128 E. College Ave. ; The All-
American Rathskeller, 108 S. Pugh St.; The Shandygaff
Saloon, 212• E. College Ave.; and The Brewery, 233 E.
Pennsylvania receives more than $4OO million
annually from the federal government.
Pennsylvania, along with 19 other states, was
notified last month of the possible loss of funds.
Pennsylvania had not yet established a program
to meet the requirements designated in the act.
But, Joe Kintz, a spokesman for the state
welfare department, said computer and data
processing systems needed to implement the
requirements have been installed, and the county
assistance offices have been informed of the
changes required by the Omnibus Act.
The federal government is aware of the state's
progress, and the state is no longer in danger of
losing its funding, he said.
"We in Pennsylvania were working with the
Feds for over a year in a good faith effort to get
(the requirements) running," Kintz said.
"Essentially, we are in compliance now."
Kintz said training programs for the county
assistance agency employees should be
completed soon, and the provisions of the
Omnibus Act should be enforced by May.
In Montgomery, Gov. George C. Wallace
was visited by Evans' sister Susan and an
attorney for Evans, Russell Canan. Wallace
aide Hezekiah Wagstaff would confirm only
that the meeting took place and that the
discussion was private.
Wallace said earlier this week he saw no
reason to approve Evans' request for
clemency. Camp said last evening there was
no change in Wallace's position.
But Wallace's legal adviser, Kenneth
Wallis, said the governor still voiced "some
concerns" about the case as the night wore on
Evans ordered a "last meal" yesterday
morning of steak and shrimp.
Duignan earlier had visited Evans and said
he was "very.calm and he had his wits about
him. He has no bitterness towards anyone."
Evans slept only a couple of hours before
eating breakfast in his cell near the electric
chair, and was "moving his fingers a lot with
nervous energy, talking a lot . . . laughing a
lot," Tate said.
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For the past two years, five bars have been on the
race route, but The Brickhouse was added this year
because it was along the way and race coordinators
thought another bar would decrease congestion by
dividing up the runners more, Aichele said.
Another addition to this year's race is a concession
stand on the corner of Foster Avenue and Locust Lane
which will serve pizzas donated by Domino's Pizza,
Aichele said. Besides the 12 quarters to pay for
beverages, runners will need an extra 50 cents for a
slice of pizza.
The seventh stop is not mandatory for timed runners,
but "after all that beer you get a little hungry and
what's better than pizza and beer," Race Day
Chairman Dan Martone said.
Martone said if the pizza stop is popular, it could
mean another $2,500 for the Association.
In another change from last year, the Community
Relay division was dropped from this year's race,
Aichele said, because of a lack of participation. Last
year only two groups entered this category. That
division was designated for any community members
who wanted to run in a group.
"I think we had a wide enough selection of other
divisions that maybe we were just getting too big," he
The categories that participants, who must be 21
years or older with proof of age, Will be competing
include fraternity, independent, masters, women,
team and sorority relay. Adding a parade-like flavor to
the races is the Anything Goes competition.
Although Aichele said . many of the runners in the
timed race are not really serious about beating the
clock, the Anything Goes category is the only one not
judged on time. About half the runners enter this
division and "just dress up in crazy outfits from
anything imaginable," he said.
The Centre County Board of Assistance has
completed the training of its employees for the
recoup phase of the program. The regulations
have been in effect since April 15, said Robert
Benzio, income maintenance supervisor for
Centre County Board of Assistance.
Training for the retrospective budgeting and
monthly reporting aspects of the program will
begin soon; the regulations go into effect May 26,
Under the Omnibus Act, recoup payments can
be subtracted from future checks instead of
trying to get the money back from the individual,
In the past, if recipients were overpaid, the
department could only recoup its loss if
recipients voluntarily refunded the money, he
The practice of retrospective budgeting insures
that necessary changes in benefits will be made
instead of the department assuming the benefits
should remain the same.
Please see PHI PSI, Page 4
John Louis Evans 111
Please see WELFARE, Page 2