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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 87, Issue No. iyi C
Tuesday, February 19, 1930, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By BEVERLY SHEPARD
As expected, a confrontation between
supporters of solar power and nuclear power
produced disagreement on energy issues
ranging from Three-Mile Island to dwindling
Dick Munson, member of the Washington
based Solar Lobby, traded barbs Monday night
with Thomas Elleman, vice president of nuclear
safety for Carolina Power and Light Co. in a
debate sponsored by the Carolina Symposium.
"Few people actually like nuclear power,"
Munson said. "it is dangerous, expensive and
unnecessary way to boil water. The necessity for
solar energy grows stronger after, each OPEC
"One of the most challenging tasks facing (the
nation) is to find the source that makes sense in
the" application that makes sense," Elleman
countered. "While we all wish to use solar
energy, we can't be very optimistic about using
it as a solution." .
Munson charged the government with
locating nuclear reactors as far away from cities
as possible because it realizes their impending
danger. Production can be lethal for 250,000
years and can produce dangers that affect an
area as large as Pennsylvania, he said.
"There will always be some possibility of an
accident," Elleman said. He added that recent
developments are in the making, including more
sophisticated techniques that will lower the
probability of nuclear accidents.
Munson pointed out the expense of nuclear
power. "Before 1973, we had a good reason to
use electricity, because it was cheap," he said.
Dick Munson, member of Washington-based Solar Lobby
debates merits of nuclear power with Thomas Elleman of CP&L
"In 1973, electrical energy got a shock (when)
the oil embargo increased prices."
Elleman compared the $8 million budget for
imported oil in 1973 with the anticipated $90
billion budget in 1981.
He pointed out the objective of 20 percent
reliance on solar energy set by the year 2000 by
President Carter. Elleman said that to meet
such a goal would require one-third of all the
capital developed in the United States from now
Munson concluded by pointing out harmful
effects of nuclear power for future generations.
"Obviously we can't shut down all nuclear
reactors tomorrow, but the trend in this
country is toward conservation. It seems that
we should license no new reactors,"
Elleman supported his stand in saying: "The
challenge is not to find a single source or to
detect a winner but to choose one. This will
cause a strong reliance on nuclear power."
Only in the question and answer session that
followed did both men find a point on which
they agreed. Nuclear power, they said, should
be reserved for industrial nations, leaving coal
and natural oil for underdeveloped countries.
By LYNN CASEY
Two UNC law students are asking the Student
Supreme Court to void the results of two referendum
votes passed by the student body Feb. 13.
One referendum calls for a new student fee to fund
an expanded intramural and recreational sports
program. The other referendum allows the Campus
Governing Council to increase its membership to as
many as 30 representatives.
Becky L. Bowen and Gregory C. York filed a
complaint Friday charging the addition of three
polling sites in Hamilton Hall, Kenan Laboratories
and Rosenau Hall is unconstitutional in that it
created greater accessibility of polling places for
graduate and professional students and off-campus
undergraduate students without a corresponding
increase in the accessibility of polling places to other
Although their complaint asks for both the
elections results and the referendum results be void,
Michael L. Robinson, counsel for the plaintiffs, said
only the referendum results were being contested.
"1 can assure you we are not attacking the elections
for DTH editor, student body president or GPSF
(Graduate and Professional Student Federation)
president," Robinson said.
Both Robinson and Student Supreme Court Chief
Justice Roy Cooper said they doubted the
constitutionality of persons other than candidates
contesting the results of races for student body
A pretrial hearing will be held 5 p.m. Thursday in
217 Carolina Union to decide whether the court will
hear the complaint. Cooper said.
By ANGIE DORMAN
Athletes are not the only people who
qualify for Olympic teams so do
Dr. Timothy Taft, UNC orthopedist in
sports medicine and team physician, was
selected in December by the U.S.
Olympic Committee as one of five team
physicians for the 1980 summer games in
The USOC selected Taft because of his
experience with international
competition in the Pan American games
last year, and his volunteer work at the
summer Olympic training camps.
During a recent interview, Taft said
initially he did not support President
Carter's decision to boycott the Moscow
games. But Taft said now if the
government thinks a boycott is the right
policy, he will support it.
"I didn't initially support Carter's
boycott but it would be inappropriate to
stage the games in the capitol of an
invading nation," Taft said. "It is also
important to support the foreign policy of
Taft said that the Olympic games were
political. "There is no question that
politics clearly has played a role in the
Olympics," Taft said. "In spite of the fact
that the USOC would like for them
(Olympics) not to be (political), they are.
By LYNN CASEY
Students will go to the polls again Wednesday for two run
off elections for Campus Governing Council representatives
from Districts 13 and 17. Polls will be open 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Rhonda Whicker and Scott Templeton are the candidates
from District 13, which includes Upper Quad and Henderson
Residence College. Whicker received 173 voted in the Feb. 13
general elections. Templeton received 159 votes. "
Polling sites for District 13 will be located in Ruffin and
Connor residence halls.
Rebecca Radisch and Nancy Duffner are the candidates for
District 17, an off-campus undergraduate student elections
district which includes students living in the Northside and
Colonial Heights section of Chapel Hill and inCarrboronorthof
Polling sites for District 17 will be located in the Union, Y
Court, Scuttlebutt, Wilson Library and possibly in Hamilton
Hall, Rosenau Hall and Kenan Laboratories, elections officials
The court also will hear complaints filed against
the results of a referendum passed by the student
body Feb. 5.
The referendum passed Feb. 5 guarantees the
Graduate and Professional Student Federation 15
percent of the activity fees annually paid by graduate
and professional students.
One of the complaints filed against the Feb. 5
referendum by five graduate and undergraduate
students also charges the act passed by the Campus
Governing Council establishing the three additional
polling places questioned by Bowden and York is
Robinson is requesting that his complaint against
the Feb. 13 elections be joined to the complaints
against the Feb. 5 elections. The Student Supreme
Court will decide whether to join the complaints at
the pretrial hearing, Cooper said.
Craig Brown, counsel for the plaintiffs in the
complaint against the Feb. 5 elections, said he would
oppose conjoining the complaints at the pretrial
"It would make it much more difficult to establish
our burden of proof," Brown said.
Brown filed complaints for the plaintiffs against
the Feb. 5 referendum Feb. 11, but filed amended
complaints Feb. 15.
In the amended complaint Brown has raised new
charges alleging that fraud occurred at the medical
school cafeteria polling place. The number of ballots
cast 426 exceeded the number of students
registered to vote by 55 ballots, Brown said. When
the polling place ran out of ballots, 60 students voted
on a "yes" registration sheet, with no "no" sheet
Radisch and Duffner, both write-in candidates, received eight
and three votes, respectively, in the Feb. 13 election.
Student Elections Board chairman F. Scott Simpson said
Monday that Ernest McCutcheon was elected Feb. 13 as CGC
representative from District 19 by one vote.
There were no candidates from District 19 running in the
general elections, but McCutcheon, a write-in receiving only one
vote, accepted the office. All other write-ins declined, Simpson
Simpson also announced the official vote totals for the Feb. 1 3
elections Monday. In the student body presidential elections,
Bob Saunders received 2,7 1 3 votes, Kevin Garrity received 1.245
votes and Clive Stafford Smith received 1,092.
In the election for The Daily Tar edit or, George Shadroui
received 3,876 votes and Ken Roberts received 944 votes.
In the election for Residence Hall Association president,
Peggy Leight received 1,914 and Janis Francis received 1,094.
In the senior class presidential election, Lisa Goodwin received
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...says he will support boycott of summer Olympics
"They play national anthems and fly
national flags, both of which are clearly
Taft said that neither Carter nor the
State Department has asked USOC not
to send a team to Moscow.
"Although neither the State
Department or Carter has actually
ordered the USOC not to send an
Olympic team, the implication is clear,"
Taft said. "They don't want a team to go."
Taft said the press had been misleading
in its anti-Olympic reports.
"Statements have not been against the
Olympics, but against Moscow," Taft
said. "If the games had been held
anywhere else, including communist
nations such as Poland, the idea of an
Olympic boycott would have never come
Taft said he did not expect there would
be tension among the athletes at the
games because of the U.S.-Soviet
"The athletes will be so involved in the
games for the competition that I don't
think there will be any problem," Taft
Taft will treat colds and illnesses other
than injuries among the Olympic athletes.
"I expect the most trouble will be
treating stuffy noses," Taft said. "We're
limited in medication because of banned
Taft said he had had to do little in
preparing for the Olympic trip.
"I was taking Russian lessons," Taft
said. "But I stopped."
A look at th
By GEORGE JETER
Outside observers got a rare look at the UNC Honor Court
system in action last week when a student convicted of plagiarism
last fall asked for an open hearing to appeal his sentence.
David Michael Farmer, a sophomore from Gastonia, asked
for the open hearing, saying he wanted friends and supporters to
be able to attend. Most Honor Court hearings are held in strict
confidentiality to protect the identity of defendants.
Farmer was found guilty in November of plagiarizing a paper
for Religion 24 and sentenced to indefinite suspension, the
strongest sanction usually handed out by the Undergraduate
Court. Farmer asked the five-member University Hearings
Board last week to reduce the sentence to probation, allowing
him to remain enrolled at UNC.
The hearing was held in a small conference room in Steele
Building before a board made up of two students, two faculty
members and chaired by Director of Student Activities Frederic
Schroeder. Schroeder cautioned onlookers not to make any
noise or disturbance during the hearing and prohibited a news
photographer from taking photographs after preliminary
statements were made.
Farmer was accompanied by a defense counsel. Two members
of the student attorney general's staff spoke in favor of retaining
the original sentence imposed against Farmer.
A junior varsity cheerleader and the leader of three Bible study
groups, Farmer had been accused of turning in a religion paper
nearly identical to a pamphlet distributed by the Inter-varsity
Christian Fellowship, of which he is a member. Farmer's religion
professor, David Halperin, had said he became suspicious when
Farmer presented a paper with hard to find sources and on a
subject different than the one he originally had indicated.
"I've never possessed the pamphlet," Farmer told the hearings
board. A man named "Mr. Gideon" dictated the paper to him.
Farmer said, adding that he had not footnpted Gideon as a
source because he thought only books or magazines were
considered as sources.
Farmer also said he could not recall where he had met Gideon.
Farmer asked the board to reduce his sentence, saying his
suspension would have a negative effect on the members of his
Bible study groups.
"Taking away the head of their Bible st udy could have an effect
on their studies and faith," Farmer said. "Their spiritual
development means more to me than the cheerleading squad."
Farmer also said his parents would' refuse to provide further
funds for tuition even if he was reinstated after only a one
semester suspension. Farmer added that he had not told his
parents about his plagiarism conviction.
Assistant to the Student Attorney General Fred Duckworth
said the court should not be concerned with Farmer's financial
matters or affiliation .with religious groups, however. "The
fiagrancy of the violation warranted the harshest sanction short
of expulsion," Duckworth said.
The board deliberated the case for 20 minutes while Farmer
waited in the Steel Building basement lobby. The board voted
unanimously to uphold Farmer's original sentence.
Farmer's case was only the second Honor Court proceeding
open to the public this year. For most hearings, the time, location
and names of the defendants are not released.
Professor of English Doris DetU,
right, shares Mrs. Carter's rurxJ,
Southern, religious background.
By MOLLY MANNING
Staff W riter
Rosalynn Carter is a traditional
Southern woman, complete with
charm and smiles, but with an added
dosage of self-control and toughness.
She does not say much that you
haven't already read, she sees things
very straightforwardly, and she has,
instead of a sense of humor, that polite
laugh every Southern woman learns
by age four.
Such was the impression Mrs.
Carter left on Doris Betts, dean of the
University honors program, who flew
up to the White House last month to
do an interview for Life magazine.
Betts spent an hour with the first
lady Jan. 17 and the next day looked
at tapes of news programs and drafts
of speeches to gather material for her
story which will appear in the next
issue of Life.
"The things she said don't exactly
make exciting copy," Betts said, "but
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I've got to admire her. She may just
have the perfect temperament for the
Betts found the stories she had
heard about how hard it is to get a
good interview with Mrs. Carter very
"If you ask a question she doesn't
really want to answer, she says
politely, 4I don't know' and then
answers the question she wished you
had asked," Betts said.
Betts was invited to do the article
because the editors of Life thought she
might be able to draw more out of
Mrs. Carter, than most reporters
She had met the editors in
November 1978 when she was one of
four Southern authors in a panel
discussion at a lunch given by UNC
President William Friday.
"The talk I had given them gave
them the impression that Rosalynn
and I would have a lot in common
we're both from rural. Southern,
"1 feel more understanding of her
because of that, but I didn't get more
out of her. I came away from the
interview with an unsatisfied
Betts did. however, emerge from the
interview with three main ideas about
Mrs. Carter, which she used to
structure her article: her toughness as
a Southern woman, her religious faith
and her somewhat paradoxical
lifestyle as a public figure.
"Her toughness is a genuine part of
her background." Bern said. "She
believes in doing w hatevcr you have to
do. and she really docn't understand
why people sec her toughness as
Her grandmother was a farm
The first latfy. Betts said, "may
)ust hsvo the perfect
termpercment for the Job."
woman, who always worked hard.
Her father died when she was 14.
leaving a mother who was not used to
being in charge alone with four
"Rosalynn watched her mother
learn to do everything," Betts said.
"When she became a govcrnor'i wife,
she was scared and felt in over her
head. She learned then to do what she
had to do."
The time when Jimmy Carter
became governor of Georgia was also
a period of deepening religious faith
for his wife, Betts said.
"Before I met her, I was unsure of
her faith. But I am convinced her faith
is genuine; you do the best you can and
leave the rest to God. It is not for
political purposes, nor w it very
Betts saw in the first lady a kind of
paradoxical lifestyle. "She's honest,
but she can't be too honest and tell
everything because she's a public
figure. She's a religious pcon in
secular j.ociety and public light. She
plays her role, but you get the idea that
the role isn't really her."
To add perspective to her story,
Betts talked w ilh Mrs. Carter's mother
who, she said, sounded just like h:r
and to her daughicr-in-Uw,' who
stressed that Carter's becoming
governor was a turning point for
"Her daughtcr-in-law told rnc tha!
until Jimmy became governor.
Rosalynn had never talked to a
group larger than her Sunday School
class." she said.
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