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WASHINGTON Defense Secretary
James Schlesinger said Sunday Cambodia
will "absolutely" fall to the Communists if
Congress fails to provide an additional $222
million to support the Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh is virtually surrounded by
Communist forces. Its supplies have been cut
off except for a U.S.-backed airlift.
Asked if the country will fall without more
U.S. funding, Schlesinger said, "Absolutely.
1 think that the chances of their surviving
over a period of many months are minimal
without the additional assUncti" i ,
' Schlesinger also" said he will? order rlhe
armed services to change " the' two-year
enlistmemt to three years by July in order to
cut training costs and have more experienced
men in uniform.
He defended arms sales to the Middle East
on grounds they improve relations with the
. Arab nations and warned that' the U nited -States
intends - to "maintain , whatever .'
presence is necessary to insure the security of ;
the Persian Gulf from the standpoint of the
He called a proposal by Sen. Edward
Kennedy, D-Mass., for a six month
moratorium on arms sales to the Middle
East a "disastrous policy" because it would
force Arab nations and Iran to seek weapons
from the Soviets.
V Kennedy immediately replied V inv- a 7
statement that if. Schlesinger has a "clear
understanding of U.S. interests in the '
Persian GulF he should explain them to
; He did not rule out American military
intervention in the Middle East but said it is
a remote possibility. '
Schlesinger defended the $ 1 04.7 billion '
budget and said the present rate of U.S.
cutbacks in arms and Soviet advances "will ,
inevitably leave the United States second to .
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Inflation tied to admission policies
by Greg Nye :
Grade inflation at Chapel Hill is caused by
admissions policies that are limiting the
numbers of C, D and F students, said George
Taylor, chairman of the history department
and Faculty Council, at a meeting of faculty
members and students Thursday night in the
, ""We have grade inflation here because the
student body doesn't fit the grading scale,"
-;Tayl8fiaid;:-';-. - ,.
The Daily Tar Heel became 82 years young yesterday. It spent a quiet afternoon with its
staffers without fanfare or confectionaries.
Co-editor Greg Turosak celebrated the event by telling DTH staffers in the Union "Happy
Birthday arid proclaiming to disinterested staff members that the paper didn't seem a day
The first issue of the Tar Heel was printed on February 23, 1893. The introductory issue,
edited by Charles Baskerville, was a weekly paper started because, he said, "the growing
demands of the University have shown the need of a weekly paper."
The first issue promised students a summary of all events in the University and town,
including sports news, columns, and society and personal news.
Student Government began financing the paper in 1923, allowing the paper to expand as
the University got larger. It came out semiweekly and then three times weekly..
Then in 1929 editor Walter Spearman now a journalism professor at the University
made the Tar Heel a daily.
Over the years the DTH has been led by such famous men as J. C. B. Eringhaus, former
North Carolina governor; Thomas Wolfe, renowned 20th century author, Frank Porter
Graham, former UNC President and United Nations mediator, Charles Kuralt, CBS
newsman; and Vermont Royster, former Wall Street Journal editor and now professor at the
UNC School of Journalism.
Students discussed the problems of
academic life on campus with Taylor and
three other members of an academic reforms
panel: Joel Schwartz, associate professor of
political science, John Schutz, chairman of
the religion department and Donald Jicha,
associate dean of the general college.
The teachers agreed on many of the
problems confronting the University but
each had his own idea about the solutions.
The panel disagreed on the cause of grade
inflation the increasing numbers of A's and
B's given by the University. Jicha said that
instructors are giving out higher grades to '
minimize the competitive nature of students
Both Taylor and Schwartz were accused
by students at the meeting of contributing to
grade inflation because they hand out exam
questions before the test so that students can
Taylor, however, said that having students,
prepare before an exam makes for a better
educational process . and doesn't really
contribute to grade inflation.
Jicha suggested that a new grade at the
top H-be added to the grading scale and
reserved for superior students. "We've found
that students are in favor of this," Jicha said,
"but the faculty here is opposed to any more
Schutz said he doesn't see any easy
solution to the grade inflation problem.
"There's something slightly demonic about
the grading system, Schutz said, "but also
something immovable, resistance to
Students in the audience proposed to the
panel that drop-add be extended from its
current four-day period to a full week or
Schwartz said that a longer registration
period would enable students to choose
courses they really want to take. "It would
have an educational value," Schwartz said.
. Schutz, however, believes an extended
drop-add period would result in chaos. "We
simply don't have the staff to handle the
extra work," he said. -
Taylor suggested that instead of extending
drop-add, students should continue getting
permission slips to enter a course late on an
individual basis. , , ' . ;
Don Hughston and Joe Hodges, who are
coordinating an academic course review, 1
suggested that comprehensive course
reviews would help students during drop
add to find the courses they want.
Taylor said that he was opposed to a
course review done by individual students
who had taken the course. "A student
reviewer's biases and feelings about a course
are not counter-balanced by the feelings of
other students," Taylor said. "There's too
much individual eccentricity."
All other panel members agreed that the
current course review offered to students a
statistical survey of a limited number of
departments is practically useless in
Some form of written review needs to be
added to the compiled statistics, Schwartz
by Art Eisenstadt
Candidates for Daily Tar Heel editor and
student body president said little new
Thursday night during a "meet-the-candidates"
party held in J oyner dormitory
Since speeches were limited to three
minutes, candidates generally gave
condensed versions of their platforms.
"The Daily Tar Heel is the student
newspaper of this University," editor
candidate Barnie-Day'stl SclclitfJaVTh'
DTH should be obligated "to the student
body first and to Chapel Hill second."
Cole C. Campbell charged that in the past,
a "prerequisite" for the editorship was that
the candidate had to be "a tried and true
member of the DTH staff. With this kind of
change and perspective at the top, the Tar
Heel has tended to stagnate."
Elliot Warnock displayed copies of last
summer's semi-weekly Tar Heel, which he
edited. "This'is the sort of newspaper I think
we can have back," he said.
Tom Wright said, "When I decided to run,
I went into it with the idea that I didn't have a
chance to win." He said the purpose of his
candidacy, win or lose, would be to "saise
some valid criticisms of the DTH and spark
some new ways of doing things."
Harriet Sugar, representing the Baer
Su gar co-candidacy, emphasized their
;cxperierice wit1hwnWspapers the DTH
specifically and the University
"Unless you've been a part of the Tar Heel
and unless you've been around on this
campus, you're at a disadvantage," Sugar
Five of the eight presidential candidates
appeared at the affair.
Tim Dugan did not arrive until after the
speech program was over due to a prior
commitment, but Bob Boyan, his campaign
manager, spoke. .
"Experience means a lot, especially , in
Student Government," Boyan said. "Tim
knows where changes can be made."
Keith "Bozo" Eiwards charged that most
candidates just tell the students what they
want to hear or make promise roles beyond
"I'm running to seek out and find out just
what everybody want? ffo'm Students
Government." Joe Knight cited poor channels of
communication as the major problem facing
Student Government and the campus in,
"How many people know about Student
Government?" Knight asked. "We need to
Bill Bates, emphasizing his theme to
"make Student Government deliver," urged
cost cutting in Suite C itself.
. "Let's end the waste and inefficiency in
Student Government, and put that money
back into services," Bates said. -
Blue Sky Party candidate Lance
Woodring said, "I'm for more corruption in
Student Government," and offered posts in
his administration to any person who applies
Jamie Ellis, Jerry Askew and Rob Frye .
did not attend the meeting.
Jay Levin, who with Lars Nance is
running unopposed as a co-candidate for
president of the Residence Hall Association,
also spoke briefly.
"RHA is a special interest group," Levin
said. "We represent your interest."
by J!ri Roberts
The Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) has notified Student
Government that it has rescinded . the
construction permit granted Jan. 24 for the
establishment of a student FM station,
WCAR station manager Gary Rendsburg
The FCCs action is a- result of the
University administration's recent retraction
of two letters sent by Dean of Student
Affairs Donald A. Boulton supporting the
proposed station. The letters, accepting
"ultimate responsibility" for the station,
answered :ai; request .by ;- the . FCC for;
University support before the permit would 'r.
According to Raleigh lawyer Wade
.Hargrove, formerly Student Government's
counsel for the station, the FCC has the
prerogative of setting aside the construction
permit within 30 days of granting it.
, The notification that the permit had been -rescinded
was received Thursday, 27 days V
after it had been granted,' :v ; .:'
In announcing that the University had
retracted its letters of support, Rendsburg
assured reporters at a press conference that
"a permit cannot be rescinded once it has
Hargrove said two weeks ago when he
went to Washington, D.C., to notify the
FCC of the University's retraction of the
letters, he was told by the commission staff
that the construction permit would
eventually be set aside.
Rendsburg said Thursday's letter came
from Wallace Johnson, chief of the FCC
Broadcast Bureau. The letter stated that
Student Government's application had been
placed in pending status,
John Pettit, the station's current attorney
from Washington, D.C., said the pending
status means the commission is awaiting
amendments to Student Government's .
application. When the amendment" are
received, the FCC will reevaluate the
? Tfie main proMcffl wilK" the TtSTtdfft
application is that without the University's
support. Student Government would have to
demonstrate its permanence to the FCC;
Pettit said Johnson's letter indicated that
"the FCC would consider reissuing a
construction permit to an entity with more
To demonstrate its permanence. Student
Government is establishing a non-profit
corporation to reapply for the construction
"A corporation implies permanence to the
FCC," Pettit said. "A corporation, by
definition, is permanent in nature. Although
the people are changing, the corporation is
perpetual. That's the beauty of a
.coronation." ;. ; ;
x Another request of the FCC is for
redefinition of the proposed programming
outline for the station. Pettit said the FCC
requested the station to be more clearly
Rendsburg said, "1 assume the request
means more commentary on music trends
and musical artists. This is probably to make
sure that the station is not just a music
rnachine" '---i -"V '
Pettit said both problems would probably
be solved with amendments to the original
application instead of drawing up an entirely
new application. "It's not a difficult matter,"
he said."The concerns of the commission are
to meet today
Candidates for any student office will
be welcomed during the Student
Night" to be held at 7:30 tonight in rooms
202-204, Union. .
"A, f ewjptjhe candidates have made
some statements that I feel are difficult to
substantiate," Student Body President
about tenure changes
by Greg Nye
Changes in the requirements and provisions for tenure for the University of North
Carolina system are being considered by the Board of Governors. The changes are part of a
plan to rewrite the chapter on Academic Freedom and Tenure in the University Code.
The vague language of the proposal is worrying professors across the state. But the faculty
at Chapel Hill has remained in virtual ignorance of the proposal because of a decision made
in the Chancellor's office.
The proposed changes were brought to light for many faculty members for the first time by
Henry Landsburger, assistant professor in political science and president of the Chapel Hill
chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), at a meeting of the
general faculty and Faculty Council Friday.
Landsburger told the faculty members that the language of the proposal appears to allow
the dismissal of an instructor because of changes in the enrollment of his classes.
"We're worried precisely because we don't know what the proposed changes imply,"
Landsburger said in an interview after the meeting. "The language is too vague."
Landsburger said he didn't know why Chancellor N. Ferebee Taylor had not informed the
faculty of the proposal. "The Chancellor probably felt that the best way to deal with it was in
. a low profile manner," he said.
Taylor told the meeting that it was "in the best interest of the University not to make
recommendations to the Board of Governors." Taylor said that he hoped the Board of
Governors would reject the proposal.
- "It's a bad proposal," Landsburger told the faculty meeting. "A good deal of what seems
not to be subject to variation at different universities is quite worrisome."
The faculty members at the meeting responded to Landsburger's disclosure by voting to
vTffor tell the JfctEcm &Vuldbedutf
Could be informed and submit recommendations.
Landsburger said after the meeting that he was sure no antagonism was intended. "The
proposal is a result of insufficient consultation with teachers and directors of programs.
"When the Board of Governors, the faculty and the administration meet, there won't be
any differences of opinion. We'll work it out."
A report from the Committee on Personnel and Tenure will be given at the next Board of
Governors meeting Feb. 28 in Raleigh.
pgy to Jews irom Ctansftn&iia
by Dirk WHmoth
' The appearance of the Jews for Jesus in the Pit
Friday has provoked negative reaction from members
of the local Jewish and Christian communities,
causing Dean of Student Affairs Donald Boulton to
request an apology from the program's sponsors.
The controversial ; evangelical group from
California presented a play which satirized Jewish
traditions and attitudes towards Jesus before a group
of approximately 200 students in the Pit for three
hours Friday. Their appearance was sponsored by the
Carolina Christian Coalition.
"It was a low kind of thing," Boulton, a
Presbyterian minister himself, said of the
presentation. "The Jewish people were hurt and as far
as I was concerned as a Christian, that group was not
talking for the Jesus that I believe in."
The Carolina Christian Coalition, a group of
approximately 450 students, is composed of the lnter
varsity. Navigators, Campus Crusade for Christ and
Black Christian Fellowship.
Boulton intends to talk to the sponsoring group
today and is convening the Chaplains Association
tonight to discuss the need for a response from the
"We can't let this type of tWg. happen again,"
Boulton said Saturday. "While I agree with the right of
groups to come and speak on campus, we must think
carefully about who we bring, what they do for us and
what they do not do."
The Jews for Jesus, a San Francisco-based group
with branches in Los Angeles and New York, was
refused permission to appear at Duke University
earlier in the year.
"We told the people over at Page Auditorium that
this was not the type of group we wanted coming on
campus," Helen Crotwell, associate minister at Duke
University, said Saturday.
. Several onlookers began to exchange emotional
criticisms of the group Friday.
One of the participants in the discussion was Rabbi
Robert Seigel, director of the Hillel Foundation at
UNC and Duke. After the exchange, Seigel
approached Boulton about the sensibility of bringing
this type of group to campus.
"It's one thing to say you're anti-semitic," he said.
"It's another to misrepresent who I am as a Jew. My
complaint is not their proselytizing. My complaint is
that they are distorting Judaism. They're fraudulent."
Sam Nadler, spokesman for the group, defended his
approach to Judaism. "I'll apologize for my style," he
said, "but if the Rabbi was offended by the message,
then he he'll have to take that up with God."
The crux of his group's message, Nadler contends, is
that Jewish people who believe in Jesus do not stop
being Jewish, and Gentiles who believe in Jesus do not
stop being Gentiles.
"There are two ways of becoming Jewish," Seigel
said. "You can be born Jewish formally or convert.
The only way of leaving Judaism is to accept anothei
religion, and then if you want to convert back, you
must go through the entire conversion process.
"These people are not Jews," Seigel said.
SeigeL who had attended a campus chaplains
organization meeting Friday morning in which
Jewish-Christian relations were lauded, also
complained to Boulton that the sponsors were
creating division and discord . . between w?the , two
communities. "" ' .
"I want to know if the Christian community
supports or condamfis thb fiction," S?iSl tld Friday.
"1 think some of the campus chaplains would decry
Both Steve Hobson, a member of the steering
committee of the Carolina Christian Coalition and
Jirn Abrahamson, pastor-teacher of the Chapel Hill
Bible Church who recommended the Coalition
sponsor the program, responded to criticisms Sunday.
"I didn't expect the group to be insulting,"
Abrahamson said. "I did expect there to be opposition
"If the things that took place reflected an
insensitivity to any certain group, then an apology is in
order. However, if the negative reaction was to what
they were preaching, 1 would not apologize for that."
Hobson agreed, saying, "1 am not apologizing for
their presence and their basic presentation of the idea
of Jesus Christ. If the stereotypes they presented were
offensive, however, 1 am sorry." v , r.
Hobson said the Coalition had no prior knowledge
of the evangelical group, which also calls itself the
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"1 was going on the recommendation of Jim
Abrahamson. We reserved the Pit for the group
because we heard by word of mouth that the program
was very interesting and good."
Hobson said he would have cautioned the group on
their presentation of stereotypes had he known they
would be offensive.
Both Hobson and Abrahamson agreed, however,
they would trsa to sponsor tha group, S$in,