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-2 r Chapel HilVs Morning Newspaper ' Chspsl H::i, North Carolina, Monday, February 24, 1S75 Vol. 03, No.1C3 Founded FcSmi-ry 23, 4i (11 nf Mar IT JL I 1 f III II II Med wM sail likely wlttoomit Americait aid United Press International . 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 government. 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 Western world. 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 Congress. ; 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 . theVSoviet Union.1' r ; - f . '. i - . .... .. ii - - I . . - -..-... : I I . "r " v v 0 , it - - ) H . tN' S H ' s I w-)wtwww'.y.... - ... s f m . Staff I phoo fcy Oary fmw Prof. John Schutz listens Intsntly es Prof. Joel Schwsrtz discusses problem of grade Inflation last week O Tl O Tl views-fflOT Inflation tied to admission policies by Greg Nye : Staff Writer 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 Union.. , ""We have grade inflation here because the student body doesn't fit the grading scale," -;Tayl8fiaid;:-';-. - ,. brmes 82nd 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 over 60. 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 today. 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 prepare answers. 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 grade inflation." 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 change." Students in the audience proposed to the panel that drop-add be extended from its current four-day period to a full week or longer. 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 selecting courses. Some form of written review needs to be added to the compiled statistics, Schwartz said. Candidates meetfM discussed by Art Eisenstadt Staff Writer 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 parlor. 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 administration. "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 said. 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 their power. "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, general. "How many people know about Student Government?" Knight asked. "We need to change 'that." 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 for them. 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." FCC Fesdnnd. WCAIR by J!ri Roberts Ctafl Wrltsr 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 said Sunday. 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. be granted. 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 been granted." 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 applicationv ? Tfie main proMcffl wilK" the TtSTtdfft application is that without the University's PFnMU support. Student Government would have to demonstrate its permanence to the FCC; Rendsburg said. Pettit said Johnson's letter indicated that "the FCC would consider reissuing a construction permit to an entity with more permanence." To demonstrate its permanence. Student Government is establishing a non-profit corporation to reapply for the construction permit. "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 educational. 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 not insurmountable." All candidates to meet today Candidates for any student office will be welcomed during the Student Government "Meet-the-Candidates 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 Professor's 'worried' about tenure changes by Greg Nye Stiff Writer 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 Staff Writer ' 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 Christian community. "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 this." 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 and disagreement. "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 Lttsrstsd W2sHs2 Will Ttey dk! csScrss.trtet tfcr ' team was doir.3, fc tald. . ; "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,

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