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6 The Daily Tar Heel Wednesday. January 30. 1980
David Stacks, Editor
Mickele Mecke, Managing Editor
Michael Wade, Associate Editor
Gary Terpening, Associate Editor
Martha Waggoner, News Editor
Eddie Marks, University Editor
Carol Hanner, City Editor
K athy Curry, State and National Editor
Rzn Tuvim, Sports Editor
Susan Ladd, Features Editor
Laura Elliott, Arts Editor
Andy James, Photography Editor
Dinita James, Weekender Editor
Vanity iniffaiFS womein on the battlefield.
Bv JANE MORLEY
87th year of editorial freedom
Certain to flourish
In addition to electing student leaders, Carolina students will have the
opportunity next month to improve and to expand opportunities for
intramural and recreational sports at the University. The opportunity
comes in the form of a referendum on a proposed $3.75 per-semester
The proposal was presented to the Campus Governing Council last
week by Student Body President J.B. Kelly, who says he considers the
referendum a precedent-setting action destined to enhance student input
into major University issues. The CGC voted to authorize the
referendum and sent the fee proposal to the Board of Trustees which
approved it this week, contingent upon the outcome of the referendum.
At first glance, the benefits the new fee will bring to sports programs
at Carolina are attractive. Approximately $25,000 will be raised from
the fee next year for the Sports Club Council to purchase much-needed
equipment. The new fee will provide for the creation of a recreational
and intramural program (IM-REC) to incorporate the existing
intramural, recreational and club-sports programs. And Woollen Gym
operating hours will be expanded to accommodate the schedule of
almost every fitness buff on campus.
Perhaps equally attractive is the notion of holding a referendum and
submitting the fee question directly to the students. Kelly is correct when
he says the referendum sets a major precedent and is a breakthrough for
students as policymakers.
But voters should pause and think for a moment before deciding to
approve the referendum two weeks from today. The Sports Club
Council currently is financed by CGC appropriations. If the referendum
passes, IM-REC will be funded directly through the University
administration. While we see little chance in this situation of conflict
between student organizations and University administrators, students
should recognize the possibility that such conflict can and does occur
when the handling of student fees is removed from control of the student
Other than the small possibility that the administration of the new fee
could provoke a debate as lengthy, tedious and enervating as the
recently concluded student health fee controversy, we see no problems
with the CGC proposal. And if the referendum is approved, the future of
Carolina athletics and there is much, much more to Carolina athletics
than touchdowns in Kenan Stadium and slam dunks in Carmichael
Auditorium seems certain to flourish.
A Republican revival?
William W. Cobey Jr. doesn't believe it; John P. East thinks it's not
true. But that there were no available Republican candidates for
lieutenant governor or U.S. senator until the appearance of these two
political newcomers seems to underscore the notion: the Republican
Party in North Carolina, already one of the least-influential in the
country, is on its way out as a political power.
Or at least, that's the theory put forward by long-time observers of the
political arena in the Tar Heel state. We challenge that theory, and assert
that popular and attractive candidates like Cobey, East and a score of
hopefuls aspiring for seats in the N.C. General Assembly can win if
North Carolinians discard the outdated belief that the only capable
candidates are those running under the Democratic Party banner.
North Carolina politics and government long have fit the classic
textbook description of a one-party system a system excluding most
Republicans. It seems an accurate statement that only on rare occasions
has the Republican Party put forward candidates prominent and
knowledgeable enough about the workings of government to give
Democrats a run for their money in anything except a few scattered
municipal and county races. But with candidates like Cobey and East,
we see a definite improvement in the Republican Party's chances for
success in district and state elections this year.
At least a few prominent Democratic candidates seem to be
responding to what appears to be a Republican revival across North
Carolina; in announcing their candidacies for re-election in recent days,
Gov. Jim Hunt and Lt. Gov. Jimmy Green both have taken extra pains
to point out how their tenures in office have contributed to a more
efficient use of taxpayers' dollars. We've heard that before and are
hearing it again from the Republicans.
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This kind of thing always happens to me. When I
started drinking coffee a couple of years ago, for
instance, the prices went sky-high. When I finally bought
a car and had some time to travel, gasoline prices soared.
Just about the time 1 start enjoying something, a fly
appears In the ointment. Complications arise.
What was that I wrote about making it in graduate
school? Sure, the "graduate school experience" no
longer makes me anxious; in fact, 1 like it here a lot. I've
been bitten (or rather harpooned) by the academic bug
and have apparently been destined for the life of the
mind. But it looks-like 1 won't be staying in my ivy
covered, ivory tower too much longer. And the life of my
mind isn't going to mean very much if 1 have to go to
Afghanistan and get my ass shot off.
I remember growing up during the 1960s. Vietnam.
The draft. Conscientious objectors. Women drafted?
Never! 1 remember seeing photographs of the young
women serving in the Israeli Army, fully decked out in
battle garb, complete with helmets and rifles. My father
said that would never happen in this country. Now it
seems a distinct possibility that women may not only
have to register for the draft, but indeed may be drafted.
What about student deferments? If we have a full
scale war, there probably won't be any, so a lot of us, not
just men and not just non-students, will get to serve our
country in some capacity. "Some capacity" might just be
a foxhole on the Afghanistan-Russian frontier. But
hey...I like it here... let me stay...I look terrible in Army
green... I can't do pullups...
Recently, a male friend of mine said, "Now all you
women will find out how demeaning Army physicals
are." He's obviously never been to Student Health
Services to get on the pill. Not only is that pretty
embarrassing the first time you go, but you invariably
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run into at least one man you happen to be seeing at the
time, leaving him with a glint of eager anticipation in his
And what about boot camp? Like 1 said, I can't even
do a pullup, and 1 doubt they would adjust the mess
menu to compensate for my vegetarian, high-protein-low-carbohydrate
diet. Well, I do have perfect vision, so
maybe I could get the Air Force to teach me to fly.
You know, there's no hot running water on the
battlefield. There are six people in my house who all
shower in the morning; we each get three minutes of hot
water and it's gone by 6:30 a.m. But there is ho hot water
at the front line on the Afghanistan border. After three
years of faithfully Erno Lazslo-izing my face and finally
getting rid of my zits, 1 can kiss my peaches-and-cream
complexion goodbye. I could never put makeup on my
face unless I had just rinsed 30 times w ith hot water. Hot,
not cold. And I simply couldn't concentrate on cleaning
my rifle unless my hair was rolled, either but there are
no electrical outlets on battlefields for blow dryers and
Seriously, though, the egalitarian in me says that
drafting women is ok. If men are drafted, why not
women? My adventuresome nature is roused on a very
base level by the prospect of experiencing a side of life
perhaps the .most profoundly real side that has
traditionally been revealed only to men. But the coward
in me says, "Oh my God, they'll send me to some strange
country and I'll get my head blown off."
Ah, the rub, as Hamlet would say, It's not the draft,
per se, that bothers me or anyone else I've talked to, so
much as it is the more significant issue of war. War, w ith
its harsh realities of death, hardship and physical and
emotional suffering, not to mention the looming threat
of nuclear confrontation, offends my sensitivities far
more than the possibility of the reinstatement of the
draft and the drafting of women.
Why war? Isn't there an easier solution to the
problems at hand? 1 can't believe I overheard someone
say yesterday that perhaps a war would alleviate some of
our economic problems in much the same way World
War II was good for the American economy. Are people
actually thinking these kinds of things? What happened
to the idea of a new w orld order that the post-Vietnam
era sought to formulate and make a reality?
Suddenly my own physical and emotional comforts
seem secondary' when I think of the millions, if not
billions, who would suffer should the situation arise in
which many of us would be forced to sacrifice our easy,
comfortable lives to go fight a war.
Jane Morley is a graduate student in library science from
letters to the editor
Chi Psi candidates favored by 'DTH'?
To the editor:
During Student Government elections,
I am particularly aware of the many Chi
Psi brothers that are active in Student
Government, as well as other
organizations such as The Daily Tar
Heel. This is certainly a positive
reflection on the fraternity, and
something of which they should be
proud. However, a situation such as this
can raise some ethical questions,
especially during elections, in the
relationship between the DTH editor and
candidates running for office. This seems
to be the case this year, as in previous
The DTH can certainly have a
powerful influence on shaping readers'
attitudes toward candidates. For many
readers, the DTH is their only source of
information on the candidates running
for office. They have the right to unbiased
coverage of all candidates a right which
seems to have been violated in the past.
There is particular cause for my
concern. In writing a paper for a
journalism class on press-government
relations, I decided to examine the
coverage of candidates in last year's
election under DTH editor Lou Bilionis.
who was a member of Chi Psi. I reviewed
coverage of the campaigns from the time
the first candidate announced his
intention to run until the day after
election night. In lines of coverage
received by all the candidates, I found
that J.B. Kelly, who was the only Chi Psi
member running and is now student body
president, received 741 column lines;
Chris Mackie, 573 lines; Richard
Kliminkiewicz, 492 lines; and Harold
Schmuck, 445 lines.
At the beginning of campaign
coverage, two candidates running for
offices, Kliminkiewicz and Ricky May,
candidate for Carolina Athletic
Association president, both expressed
concern over the number of Chi Psi
brothers in Student Government as well
as in other campus organizations.
However, no mention was made in the
DTH campaign coverage that Bilionis or
Kelly were members of the fraternity until
after Kelly's victory had been announced, .
Surprisingly, a staff report on the election
night began, "'Just what I needed.'" Yes,
it's the title of a song by the Cars a song
of which Chi Psis have always been
especially fond. ..It took special meaning
for J. B. Kelly, his campaign workers and
For this to have been printed seems to
flaunt Kelly's victory as a victory for the
brothers of Chi Psi including Bilionis.
Bilionis certainly had the right to use
his editorial column to make a legitmate
endorsement of Kelly, which he did on
Feb. 13, 1979. However, his editorial
column the following day concentrated
on the importance of voting. At the end of
this seemingly neutral commentary, he
put in a final plug for Kelly, which 1
thought was in poor ethical taste.
Kelly also received the support of the
Black Student Movement, which was
announced at the beginning of a 1 74
column line article on all the
candidates a prominent spot sure to be
seen by most readers, black and white.
Although a similar situation exists this
year between Dav id Stacks and candidate
Kevin Garrity, hopefully the DTH is
trying to give balanced coverage to all the
candidates. However, I noticed that
Kevin Garrity, as a member of the Health
Service board, was interviewed in an
article on Student Health Service,
"Trustees to consider increase in health
fee," DTH, Jan. 28). Was there special
significance that he, over other members
of the board, was sought out for an
Extra publicity such as this gives
Garrity an unfair advantage over the
"other candidates. The Support of the
DTH is certainly a powerful advantage
for any candidate when considering its
statistics 18.500 circulation and an
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estimated readership of 96 percent of the
2 1, 000 students on campus. In light of last
year's election coverage, I urge the DTH
to recognize its responsibility to cover the
campaigns as fairly as possible.
No. 3 Village Apartments.
Editor's note: Neither Lou Bilionis nor
David Stacks has ever been a member of
Chi Psi or any other fraternity.
Out in the cold
To the editor:
I wish to further clarify the situation
encountered by those living in Granville
Towers who were caught off guard by the
underhanded change of policy enacted by
In previous years those who chose to
live in Granville Towers were assured that
if they re-applied within a reasonable,
pre-announced time period, they would
be able to live there the following school
year. The situation was similar for those
in University Housing. If they re-applied
on time, they could expect to be re
admitted to their dorm.
Suddenly, Granville management
decided that they would give no
consideration to those already living in
Granville who wanted to live there next
year. Also, they did not put forth an effort
to make it evident to the ones affected
that they were changing their policy.
Instead, there was a vague reference in the
letter accompanying the applications to
the fact that it had taken about a month
for all the spaces in Granville to be filled
last year. There was no reason to believe
that there was cause for a panicked rush
to submit the applications. Also, there
was no date given as a deadline in the
letter, posted anywhere in West building
where I live, or, to my knowledge,
However, before noon of the third
business day after the letters and
applications were received, the openings
in Granville were filled. A waiting list was
then started, on which there were more
than 125 names by the next business day,
Jan. 21. Then Rinfret told the D 77 that
there had been a deadline, and picked the
curious date of Sunday, Jan 20. This was
certainly an unusual deadline. since it was
not made known to those who had to
meet it until it had already passed, and
also because no one is in the Granville
offices on Sunday or Saturday w ho could
accept the applications.
Now those who find themselves on the
waiting list for contracts at Granville are
in a very difficult situation. These
students may well not get into Granville
next year, and their chances of getting
into University Housing through the
lottery are slim. There is no guarantee
that these students can find an apartment
for next year, and such a move might not
be practical anyway because of sky
rocketing apartment rent.
These students now find their
prospects of a college education and
chances of attaining their goals after
college seriously endangered because of
the capricious quirks of policy of the
Granville management, lt is thus not a
matter merely of principle which needs to
be resolved here, though the actions by
the Granville management might easily
and with reason be denounced on I hat
basis. Rather, it is a very material issue
which is at hand. What can these students
do who suddenly find they have no place
to live next vear?
1926 West Granville
To the editor:
Beginning this week, thousands of
students on this campus will begin the
one -month-fight for University housing.
Overshadowing the hassles of choosing a
specific roommate and special room is the
uncertainty and anxiety built into the
lottery selection who will actually win a
room for next year? Seeing that the
lottery is three weeks away, I feel this is an
appropriate time to request that the
University's housing department revise a
few unfair policies concerning the
housing selection system.
I'll admit that a lottery is a fair way to
decide who will suffer, but what about
fairness after the lottery? What happens if
a student, who after losing in a dorm
lottery and after resorting to living off
campus for a year, wants to try to gel
back into his old dorm? The results - hi
name goes at the end of the waiting list,
below all person drains out that year.
This means off-campus students have last
priority when attempting lo move into
If a student had chosen to live off
campus, he should have lower priority
than those w ho w anted to stay on campus
but were dented that privilege by the
lottery. However, once a student has
served his one-year sentence, he should
automatically be allowed to re-enter his
dorm for the next year, letting others take
a turn. Because the housing department
has been rather inactive in trying to
remedy the housing crunch, shouldn't
they distribute the burden?
1 have also seen several students lose in
the lottery one February, live in anxiety
through spring and summer while on a
waiting list, receive a room or temporary
study-room assignment as late as a week
before fall registration and finally settle
into and enjoy a different dorm that fall,
only to re-enter the lottery again in
February and lose! I know one student
who waited through three waiting lists
after losing in three dorm drawings and
one all-campus drawing over a period of
three years. Clearly, such anxiety should
only be forced on a student for one year.
The only fair policy is to exempt those
students who previously lost in a dorm
lottery from all future drawings.
Bored space cowboy
To the editor:
I've never read as boring a critique of a
dance performance in my life as "Laura
Dean show boring," (DTH. Jan. 2). I fell
asleep three times while trying to read
Perhaps the dance critic could use an
extended vacation from the drudgery of
observing original as well a invigorating
modern dance performances. As for
myself. I totally "got off on" and enjoyed
the performance and the music composed
by l.aura Dean which blended in nicely
with the dancing. I guest I was among the
few "space cowboys" in the audience.
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