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Volume 87, Issue No
Thursday, January 31, 1980, Chapel Hill. North Carolina
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By KAREN BARBER
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Former U.N. Ambssssdor Andrew Young speaks Wednesday
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By GEORGE JETER
Former United Nations Ambassador
Andrew Young preached a message of
diplomacy, economics and optimism to a
packed house in Memoral Hall
Young told the crowd of
approximately 1,300 that a larger
American military presence in the Middle
East would not have stopped the recent
events in Iran and Afghanistan.
"Afghanistan is not a threat," Young
said. "The geographic realities of the
country make it impossible for the
Soviets to use it as a launching pad for an
attack on the Persian Gulf."
Young also cautioned against using
military force for "getting even" with
Iran. "They just want us to admit that it
was a crime to put the shah in power a
few extremists have just gotten in
control," he said.
The fifty American hostages in Iran
have suffered, Young said, but he added:
"The sacrifice of their confinement
while extremely uncomfortable has let
us fight a war without bloodshed on TV
and in the U.N.
"I don't even think about the hostages
getting killed. The president has done a
remarkable job about leading the
American people in restraint," Young
said at a press conference earlier in the
Young added at the press conference
that he supports President Carter for
re-election but probably would not
campaign lor him as vigorously as he did
in the 1 976 campaign. "He doesn't need as
much support this time," Young said.
Young also said he would like to see the
United States go to the 1980 Summer
Olympics in Moscow. He said a fitting
retaliation against the Soviets for their
Afghanistan invasion would be to "let
loose 100,000 Western tourists on the
"I hope it (the proposed Olympic
-boycott) can be avoided," Young said.
Young urged a moderate attitude when
dealing with the Soviet Union rather than
continuing an arms buildup.
"I think the Soviets went into
Afganistan because they thought we had
sense enough to know we shouldn't go to
war," Young said.
He added that the world still looks to
the United States for leadership and
"Whatever they (Russia) think, they
cannot bury us. However they can annoy
us terribly," he said.
Young also said Wednesday that he
favored making Martin Luther King Jr.'s
birthday a national holiday.
During his speech he hammered at the
theme of now that middle-class blacks as
well as white have reached success, the
government and society must turn its
attention to the problems of the poor.
However, Young said he is extremely
optimistic about America in the 1980's.
"In the 1960s I thought this whole state
of North Carolina was in the Klan. Now
this region of the United States far
surpasses in race relations that of any
other part of the nation."
Although University officials had hoped to keep
secret the names of the three men nominated to succeed
retiring Chancellor N. Ferebee Taylor, the nominee list
was leaked to the press late Tuesday night.
' UNC President William C. Friday confirmed
Wednesday that Christopher C. Fordham III, UNC vice
chancellor for health affairs; Joel L. Fleishman, vice
chancellor of Duke University, and Edward T. Foote II,
dean of the Law School at Washington University in St.
Louis, Mo., have been recommended to him for the
chancellorship by the Board of Trustees.
However, Friday expressed his displeasure that the
three names had been leaked to the press.
"I deplore what has happened," Friday said. "It's
unfair to the people involved. This is a serious offense
and could lead to a reconsideration of how the selection
process is to be developed. This can ruin people's
"If we are careless with the names and reputations,
then people won't volunteer to allow themselves to be
selected," Friday said.
"I'm genuinely sorry," he added.
Trustee Chairman Ralph N. Strayhorn also was upset
by the release of the names.
"I don't think this serves any useful purpose," said
Strayhorn, who is also chairman of the chancellor search
committee. "There can be only one chancellor. The
(search) committee and the Board of Trustees feels
equally strong about each of the candidates and feels all
are highly qualified for the position."
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Neither Strayhorn nor Friday said they knew how the
names were leaked to the press, although Friday said
that only 30 University officials knew the names
Friday will choose one of the three names to submit
before the UNC Board of Governors when it meets Feb.
8. UNC Chancellor N. Ferebee Taylor will step down
Thursday after serving as chancellor for eight years.
William A. Johnson, chairman of the Board of
Governors, said the release of the names probably would
have no effect on the Board's decision.
"I think that it's regrettable that the names were
publicized before President Friday had an opportunity
'(Leaking the names) is a serious
offense and could lead to a
reconsideration of how the
selection process is to be
UNC President William Friday
to develop his recommendation and submit it to the
Board of Governors next week," he said, however.
Fleishman and Fordham said they had received no
official word that they were being considered for the
"I'm honored just to be considered, whatever
happens," Fleishman said.
Foote, who was attending a conference in Chicago
Wednesday, could not be reached for comment.
Fordham, 53, is a native of Greensboro. He received a
certificate in medicine from UNC in 1949, and his M.D.
degree from Harvard in 1951. He has served as dean of
the UNC School of Medicine and as a professor of
medicine there since 1968.
In 1977, he was named vice chancellor for health
affairs. He turned down an offer in 1977 to become
assistant secretary of health in the U.S. Department of
Health, Education and Welfare.
The 45-year-old Fleishman is a native of Fayetteville.
He was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UNC in 1955 with
a degree in history, and he received a J.D. degree with
honors from the UNC Law School in 1959. He also
received his Master of Law degree from Yale in 1960.
He has been vice chancellor of Duke University since
1971, and has served as director of Duke's Institute of
Policy Sciences and Public Affairs since its inception in
Foote, 42, is a native of Milwaukee, and received his
bachelor's degree from Yale University and his law
degree from Georgetown University. From 1970to 1973,
he served as Washington University's vice chancellor
and general counsel, and has been dean of the law school
there since 1973. He was a member of a St. Louis law
firm from 1966-70, a reporter with The Washington Star
from 1963-64 and a reporter for The Washington Daily
News from 1964-65.
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By DEBBIE DANIEL
For nearly two months, Orange
County Superior Court Judge George
Battle has delayed his decision on
whether to accept the guilty plea of Mark
Gabriel Wyatt, 16, charged in the murder
of UNC research associate Thomas
Donnelly in May 1978.
The decision has been delayed because
court officials have been unable to find a
facility to provide the long-term mental
treatment Wyatt needs. Meanwhile,
Wyatt is still in the Orange County jail in
Wyatt's dilemma is similar to that
faced by many other mentally . ill
teenagers who commit crimes in North
Carolina. Barry Winston, Wyatt's
lawyer, said teenagers in Wyatt's
situation often end up in prison or
training schools, where they do not
receive the help they require.
Wyatt's story began when Donnelly,
53, was found dead of a shotgun wound
to his stomach in his Chapel Hill home.
Wyatt, then 1 5, was captured in Cherokee
County and returned to Orange County,
where a judge ruled that Wyatt was not
competent to stand trial.
Wyatt spent the next year and a half in
intensive treatment at Dorothea Dix
Hospital in Raleigh and John B. Umstead
Hospital in Butner under short-term
mental treatment. Battle then ruled that
Wyatt had improved enough to be tried.
After his release from the hospital,
Wyatt was moved to the county jail where
he is now.
Orange County District Attorney
Wade Barber Jr. and Winston, worked
out a plea bargain that said Wyatt would
plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter
on the condition that he receive a
probationary sentence that includes strict
provisions for five years of mental care.
Psychologists have testified that Wyatt
probably will have to live in a mental
facility for several months and then
should continue vocational and social
rehabilitation for several years.
But in December and again this month,
Judge Battle postponed approving the
plea while court officials continued to
search for a facility that could provide the
treatment Wyatt needs.
Winston, Wyatt's lawyer, said
Umstead hospital officials refused to
accept Wyatt, saying that they did not
have adequate provisions for long-term
care. Dorothea Dix Hospital officials
also have said that they do not have the
programs Wyatt needs.
"Where he (Wyatt) goes next is very
much up in the air," Winston said.
"Those few facilities...in North
Carolina that might... be the place for
(teenagers like Wyatt) may refuse to give
them help," he said.
Lenore Behar of the state Department
of Human Resources said North
Carolina's inability to provide adequate
treatment programs for mentally ill or
violent teenagers has become a serious
Behar estimated that 200 cases in the
state each year call for long-term care of
emotionally disturbed teenagers.
Because the state lacks proper facilities,
most of those teens receive "less than
adequate service or they get no service,"
As a result, many troubled teenagers
are sent out of state to receive the
treatment they cannot get in North
Carolina. Some are sent as far as Texas,
Rep. Trish Hunt
she said. Behar said approximately 100
teenagers leave the state every year for
long-term care at the state's expense. She
said costs for out-of-state teenagers' care
Although establishing provisions for
teenagers' care has been a high priority of
the Department of 1 1 uman Resources for
four years, Behar said, the requests
usually are cut from the budget before
reaching the state legislature.
Several programs could be set up if the
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Gov. Hunt top
By JOHN DUSENBURY
and CHARLES HERNDON
UNC students generally approve of state officials, and give a
relatively high rating to conservative U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, but
appear to be cynical about the honesty of Congress, according to
a poll conducted for The Daily Tar Heel.
Also, at the time the poll was taken, Sen. Edward Kennedy was
the Democratic nomination favorite over President Carter and
most students believed that a Democrat would be the next
In a survey done
last November by a
students gave their
opinions on a
elections, congressional integrity and tne performance of state
and national leaders. However, the results of the poll should be
examined in light of the length of time since the survey.
Among state politicians, Gov. Jim Hunt received the best
marks, garnering a 52.7 percent approval rating. Only 15.9
percent of the respondents to the poll did not like Hunt's job
performance, and 31.4 percent had no opinion.
"Obviously that kind of rating is good news," said Stephanie
Bass, Hunt's re-election campaign press secretary. However,
Bass also questioned the accuracy of the poll, saying that the
opinions may have changed since the poll was taken.
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Olympic hopes dim for local athletes
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Cerolina athletes A! Wood (left) end
Gary Hotietter say they support
President Carter's stance on the
Olympics, even though it might
mean giving up years of practice
From staff and mkt reports
The Olympic Games: Every amateur athlete's
But taking part in the Moscow Summer Games
this year is starting to look more like a wild fantasy
for 23 Tar Heel athletes with chances for spots on
the 1980 U.S. track and field, swimming, wrestling
and basketball teams.
A state department official Wednesday
suggested to the House transportation and
commerce subcommittee that an alternate
competition be organized by the United States and
other governments and held at one or more sites
overseas, perhaps in some Third World country.
But F. Donald Miller, executive director of the
United States Olympic Committee, said he did not
believe alternate international games could be held
Miller said he believed it would take at least two
years to prepare for such competition, adding that
it would conflict with planning for the already
scheduled 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Miller
said staging such an alternative competition would
cost between $250 million and $350 million.
President Carter has asked the United States
Olympic Committee to urge the International
Olympic Committee to postpone or cancel the
summer games or have them moved from Moscow
if the Soviets have not withdrawn their troops from
Afghanistan by Feb. 20.
Failing that, the president has said he will ask
U.S. athletes to refuse to participate in the events.
The U.S. committee has backed Carter's
position. The IOC has not yet acted on it, but its
officials have said they are committed to holding
the Games in Moscow.
Most Tar Heel Olympic prospects interviewed
this week said they supported the Carter position
rn th Mmcnw eames despite their
44 1 would be scared to be on a team over there,"
'said All-American swimmer Nancy Hudock.
"L..see the boycott as (a matter of) personal
Hudock's teammate and fellow All-American.
Bonnie Brown, aereed.
"I know I wouldn't want to go to Movcow. 1 he
Olympics should be peaceful competition rather
than blood and euts.
A total of nine UNC women swimmers have
Qualified for the Olympic trials.
Men's basketball standouts Al Wood and Mike
O'Korcnsaidthcy wanted to compete for the United
States in the Olympics. But, Wood said, "...the
people should stand behind the president.
"I'm sure President Carter has given this a lot of
thought," UNC head basketball coach Dean Smith
said. "President Carter knows what is required for
the United States. I think we all would support hb
wishes as American citizens.
"You think the Olympics are above politics."
said Smith, who coached the gold medal-winning
1976 U.S. Olympic basketball team. Ihe
Olympics have become more political than we
would have liked."
Five wrestlers and two male swimmers abo have
hopes of making the U.S. team. Most supported
the possiblity of a boycott.
"It's always been mv Eoal to make the
See GAMES on page 5