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6 The Daily Tar Heel Wednesday, March 12, 1980
George Shadroui. Editor
Oinita James, Managing llditor
Hrad Kutrow, Associate Editor
Thomas Jessiman, Associate Editor
Martha Waggoner, Sews Editor
Pam Kelley, University Editor
Anne-Marie Downey, City Editor
Jim Hummel, State and National Editor
Bill Fields, Sports Editor
Mark Murrell, Features Editor
Laura Elliott, Arts Editor
Andy James, Photography Editor
Melanie Sill, Weekender Editor
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No simple solutions
Every year about this time, there is a wave of protest in suites and halls
across campus as dormitory residents are closed out of their room to live
by the housing lottery. The system is unfair, people say, but those who
are closed out manage to find apartments, old houses, or other places to
stay. The protest ebbs, but the lottery remains.
This year, 1 , 170 people were closed out of their dorms an increase of
322 from last spring. The reasons why are manifold. Applications for
rooms were up 6 percent, due in part to the unusually large freshman
class enrolled last year. Costs for alternate housing and utilities continue
to rise, as do those for transportation from off campus to on campus.
These factors make the lottery necessary for dorms, but no matter where
one might prefer to live there is an acute shortage of housing.
The problem will not be solved quickly. Although the last dorm,
Hinton James, was completed in 1969, plans for a fifth high rise have
been shelved permanently. State laws which require that University
housing be self-supporting make expansion of dorm space almost
impossible, because of current economic conditions and interest rates.
One promising alternative to University housing was a proposed
students-only apartment complex to be built on UNO property near
University Mall. It would be developed and financed, like Granville
Towers, by a private firm. Planning for the complex is completed, but
current high interest rates prohibit construction and the prime rate has
shown no sign of dropping.
The University's inability, given existing laws, to shelter its students
has placed further strain on an already tight situation in Chapel Hill and
Carrboro. Students are beginning to price the area's lower income
families out of the housing market. Attempts to restrict student housing
opportunities have taken the form of requests to change apartments to
condominiums and to prohibit more than a few "unrelated persons,"
meaning students, to live in a house together.
A smaller enrollment would alleviate the housing problem, but
administrators are anxious to maintain the student body status quo,
Moreover, factions in the General Assembly are arguing that UNC is
not meeting all of its educational responsibilities and are arguing for an
even larger enrollment. Barring a change in state regulations concerning
University housing, the present situation is not likely to get better. There
are no simple solutions, and it appears that there may be no solutions at
The Daily Tar Heel
Assistant Managing Editors: Edwina Ralston, John Royster
Ombudsman: Alice Treanor Distribution Manager: Jaci Hughes
Editorial Assistants: William Durham, Buddy Burniske
News Desk: Gelareh Asayesh, Ted Avery, Karen Barber, Valerie Bateman, Penelope Cox.
Peggy Gladstone, Jane Green, Lucy Hood, Lou Ann Jones. Susan Leahy, Katherine Long,
Kathy Miller, Peggy Nowak, Robie Patterson, Ann Peters, Susan Pruett, Chris Redmond,
Rochcllc Riley, Suette Roach, Sue Ross, Karen Rowley. Betsi Simmons, Shelly Spiegel,
Debbi Sykes, Frank Wells, Annette Wilkerson and Wendell Wood; Susan Mauney. assistant
news editor. James Alexander, assistant Weekender editor.
News: Kitty Adair, Melodee Alves, Karen Barber, Stephanie Bircher, RoAnn Bishop, Cindy
Bowers, Julie Britt, Linda Brown, Chuck Burns, Lynn Casey, Debbie Daniel. Elizabeth
Daniel, Kerry Derochi, Angie Dorman, John Dusenbury.Sean Dyer. Natalie Eason, Murphy
Evans, Pat F lannery, Charles Herndon, Joey Holleman, Dale Jenkins, Sharon Kesler, Pete
Kuehne, Karen Korncgay, Annette Miller, Marcia Makepeace, Annette Prosser, Jonathan
Rich, Rochelle Riley, Beverly Shepard, Lindsey Taylor, David league, Gary Terpening.
Nancy Thome, Rand Tucker, Jeff Whisenant and Nora Wilkinson; Carla Lindemann,
Campus Calendar editor.
Sports: David Poole, assistant editor; Cliff Barnes, Norman Cannada. Chip Karnes, Gary
Mangum, Geoffrey Mock, Scott Peterson, Marjo Rankin, Linda Robertson, Mark Tayloc.
Reid Tuvim and Bert Woodard.
Features: Gelareh Asayesh, Deborah Baker, Shannon Burroughs, Virginia Greer, Kim
Kleman, Cathy McJunkin, Katherine Medearis, Lori Morrison, Ann Peters, Susan Pruett,
Diane Veto, Tom Weber and Phil Wells.
Arts: John Behm, Bill Burton, Gregory Clay, Jordan Hawley. Jere Link, Kathy McAdams,
Rob Monath, Tom Moore, Jonathan Mudd, Bobby Parker. Dorothy Rompalske. Bob
Royalty, Anthony Seideman, Ann Smallwood and Donna Whitaker.
Graphic Arts: John Boone, Dan Brady, Greg Calibey, Bob Fulghum, G. Douglas Gov us.
Danny Harrell, Kathy Harris, Sandy Sakata, Lawrence Turner and Steve Werk, artists; Matt
Cooper. Arden Dowdy, Jay Hyman, Cristi Ling. Will Owens, Randy Sharpe, and Scott
Business: Grant Duers, business manager; Linda L. Allred, secretary receptionist; Shannon
Brennan, classifieds manager; Bill Price and Brooks Wicker, accountants; Jim Hummel and
Karen Newell, office assistants.
Advertising: Nancy McKeruic, advertising manager; Paula Brewer, advertising coordinator;
Arlene Aycock, John Behm, Buddy Burniske, Sally Hamrick. Mark Ransom. Gena Shreve,
Judy Van Reuren and Tina Venable.
Ombudsman's Staff: Susan Brady, Patricia Jackson, Lucy McCauIey. Mary Ann Rickert and
Valerie Van Gordon.
Composition: UNC Printing Department.
Printing: Hinton Press Inc. of Mebane.
A No b is cause
Scientists head sperm bank drive
Chapel Thrill '80
The Chapel Thrill '80 committee took a while to decide, but Monday
it announced the three main bands Student Government hopes will
attract a large and diverse audience come April 19.
The outdoor concert extravaganza, sponsored last year for the first
time by Student Government, will feature the Beach Boys, the Atlanta
Rhythm Section and Bonnie Raitt. Although these are not the biggest
and the best of rock 'n 'roll bands, when combined with the April 18
concert with Sister Sledge and Chic, it appears a salable package of
The reason for Student Government financing a series of concerts is
simply to provide an enjoyable weekend for students. But the event
serves another purpose as well; it allows Student Government the
opportunity to reach out to every student in an attempt to cater to his
wants and needs.
The Springfest concert held last year, which included Jimmy Buffett,
the Spinners and Nantucket, proved a tremendous success thanks to the
work of the Springfest Committee and the enthusiasm of the student
body. This year, the potential for a profitable venture and an exciting
weekend is even greater. The Chapel Thriir80 committee, by expanding
the event to two concerts, has provided a wide variety of music that
offers something for everyone.
But, of course, it would be premature to deem Chapel Thrill '80 a
success, for there are numerous details that still must be worked out. We
are certain that Chapel Thrill chairman Richard Terrell and those
students on the committee will not become lax during the next month.
Ironing out details and implementing an efficient promotional
campaign are crucial steps that remain to be taken. Still, Springfest has
come a long way since the days when Henderson Residence College
sponsored on its front lawn an enjoyable, but less elaborate affair. We
think it a change for the better.
By THOMAS JESSIMAN
They are calling it the most important Happening of the '80s.
Already it has compelled me to throw all the novels and literature
off my desk and rush to buy the latest texts in chemistry and
physics. 1 tried chemistry a long time ago but gave up when my
hands trembled measuring those acids and my stomach knotted
up at all those dead cats, but I'll try it one more time at last I see
the pot at the end of the rainbow for those struggling scientists
over in Venable and Phillips Halls. They aspire to be Nobel Prize
winners in Science, not for the prestige but for the membership in
the recently begun sperm bank in California.
In case you haven't heard, Robert K. Graham, a Southern
California businessman, has established a sperm bank only for
presidential sperm bank no one could complain about a lack of
leadership if for years we had kept impregnating intelligent
women with "donations" from Thomas Jefferson and Abe
Lincoln. Or better yet, think how happy Dean Smith would be
right now if only he had gone to the bench for Kareem Abdul
Jabbar. Bill Russel and Bob Cousy look-alikes in the second
overtime against Texas A&M. And boxing and Monday night
football fans should not despair, maybe even Howard Cosell
could be talked into joining a sperm bank. The possibilities are
endless, each more exciting than the last.
For some reason, another Harvard professor is a skeptic.
Edward O. Wilson writes in his recent book On Human Nature
that "if genius is to any extent hereditary, it winks on and off
through the gene pool in a way that would be difficult to measure
or predict." For such a distinguished professor, Wilson shows a
Nobel laureates in Science. It is obviously
a great and noble step forward for
mankind. Apparently, Graham keeps the
sperm in a deep underground vault and
already has the "donations" of five
laureates. He claims that three women
have already received the bank's sperm
and although the women need not be
Nobel laureates, they do have to be
intelligent after all the goal of this
whole thing is to breed geniuses and
One donor is William B. Shockley, 70,
of Stanford University and he does
achievement for a moment.
'...think how happy Dean
Smith would he right now if
only he had gone to the
bench for Kareem Abdul
Jabbar, Bill Russell and Bob
Cousy look-alikes in the
second overtime against
not downplay his
I welcome this opportunity to be
identified with this important cause. But I want to make it clear
also that 1 don't regard myself as a perfect human being or the
ideal candidate. I'm not proposing to make supermen." Indeed,
Shockley is not trying to father supermen, he only hopes that his
offspring will be as brilliant, wonderful and maybe even as
outstanding as he, but saying "super" would be too much for such
a modest fellow. Almost more amazing is that at Shockley's age
he can even participate in the bank. Yet still 1 would like to
congratulate Shockley and his brethren. I have renounced my
Tolstoi and Joyce and Shakespeare to begin the long climb up
those sparkling stairs to a science laureate and then a sure shot at
immortalitythe donations can "keep" for years in the bank.
Harvard professor and Nobel laureate George Wald had the
indignity to laugh when told of the sperm bank. "Oh, this is a
crushing blow, to be left out of the sperm bank. 1 felt badly
enough when I only made it into President Nixon's second
enemies list." Scoffers like Wald should be deplored; they must
be made to understand the significance of the Happening of the
'80s. Wald should consider the possible and very probable
success of this wonderful push for huwowity. Ignorant reader,
ponder a moment where we would be if only we had a
surprising lack of common sense; if two
horses make a horse and two fishes make
a fish, then obviously a Nobel laureate
and an intelligent woman are going to
produce a genius.
A surprising and ridiculous criticism
has come from the women's camp over
the project apparently they claim that
somehow the bank is sexist. But this is
another example of women over-reacting
about their rights after all, Shockley
and his brethren would be the first to
admit that women are essential to the
project, and they really have it better off because they don't have
to be science laureates, they only have to be intelligent. The
sparkling staircase to stardom has been mercifully shortened for
them. If only women would listen to the wisdom of Apollo in
Aeschylus' The Eumenides, "The mother is no parent of that
which is called her child, but only the nurse of the new-planted
seed that grows. The parent is he who mounts." Wow, if only we
could talk Apollo into joining the sperm bank. And if women
science laureates feel left out in the cold, let them start an ovum
bank, but really it would be easier to send an application and
resume to Graham and hope for the best they won't even have
to fly to California, the sperm can be shipped parcel post.
Some liberals and communist revolutionaries have
complained that having a child grow up under the "terrible
strain" of having to be a genius is cruel and unfair. Secretly, those
fools wish they endured such a horrible plight. However. I suffer
not from such myopia. I can see the pot of gold, and 1 am not
afraid or ashamed to stretch out my arms for and reach for glory
and immortality. The literature is burning in the fire and dreams
of winning the Pulitzer Prize also are shattered. Three centuries
from now 1 don't want my relatives to have to read about me, 1
want them to be me.'
Thomas Jessiman. a sophomore English major from Sewton,
Mass.. is associate editor for The Daily Tar Heel.
letters to the editor
To the editor:
This University's continued avoidance
of a solution to the housing crunch is in
direct contradiction to its supposedly
high ideals for academic excellence. No
matter how many libraries it builds or
how many changes are made in the
curriculum, the University will not be
able to attract the highly qualified
students it seeks when it cannot give them
the assurance that they can choose the
sort of housing they prefer, dorm or
apartment. The University also ignores
commitment to educate
disadvantaged students when it denies
them on-campus housing and then they
have to leave UNC because they cannot
get the funding or the job necessary to live
in an apartment. The University must
limit its growth until it can provide
adequate housing. It is sad when a well
qualified student is forced to leave UNC
because of a problem which could be
solved so easily.
Karen L. Bowers
To the editor:
Concerning the article "Scholarship to
be given" DTH. March 10). 1 would like
to clarify a misunderstanding. The point
of the article was not to "play down the
fact that it was given by the Panhcllenic
Council." but rather to emphasic that
the freshman scholarship is open to all
returning freshman women at UNC.
whether in a sorority or not. Too many
times in the past Greek organizations
have been played down in the DTH and
this was not my intention at all.
Panhellenic Scholarship Chairman
To the editor:
As a member of the 1979 Yackety
Yack, I know that everything has been
done to provide the campus with a truly
representative and excellent book this
year. I find Ted Kvle's accusations in
Monday's DTH both petty and uncalled
for. He seems to have forgotten that last
year his book w as also late in spite of the
fact that it w as 1 50 pages shorter than this
year's issue. His impatient clamors for the
book are only complicating an already
1 am sorry Kyle could not have his
book before Christmas. The deadlines in
the Yackety Yack contract are flexible
and according to the deadlines set and
met by our staff, the book should have
been delivered to campus by Oct. 31.
1979. The annuals were not finished until
the week of exams last semester which
made deliver) before Christmas vacation
I believe that Chrisann Ohler has acted
in the students' best interests throughout
her term in office and I admire her
courage in defending the quality for
which our staff has worked so hard to
1979 Yackety Yack
Kelly administration: goals accomplished
By LYNN CASEY
Many students have characterized the student body
president as a mere campus politico seeking a nice
addition to his resume for law school.
But a skinny kid, wearing an oversized army trench
coat and purple tennis shoes with green shoe laces, has
broken this stereotype and not just visually.
When Student Body President J. B. Kelly took office a
year ago, he described his job as to be an advocate for
students, and since that time he and his administration
have worked hard and successfully at their job.
"1 had two goals this year," Kelly said. "The first was
to improve student input on campus and the second was
to improve student life by speaking out for their
The Kelly administration realized that to improve
student life, students had to have a voice in all areas of
University policy and decision making.
The administration first worked with improving
student input in Suite C. Student Government started
Action Line-a telephone service which allowed
students to call in complaints and problems with
academics, athletics, campus activities, university
services, housing, financing or transportation.
One of the most controversial issues that the UNC
Board of Trustees dealt with this vear involved a fee
increase for student health services. A S20 per semester
increase was approved and charged to students last fall
even though students had voted overwhelmingly that
spring against an increase.
By voicing strong opposition to the increase. Kellv
and his staff succeeded in getting the trustees to cut the
fee for this semester by $5.
Unfortunately, this victory soon faded when at their
last meeting the trustees approved a $7.50 per semester
health fee increase for the 1980-1981 academic year.
Kelly's opposition to the increase again showed his
concern for student input. At the trustees' meeting, Kelly
told fellow trustees that even though his opposition may
seem unreasonable, he would continue to fight against
an increase until a survey of students health needs and
wants was conducted.
The most important job Kelly performed this year was
serving on the search committee for a new chancellor.
This job required Kelly to spend his weekends doing
research, meeting with the committee and interviewing
candidates seeking the most powerful position on the
University. Service on this committee allowed Kelly to
argue lor a person who would be sensitive to students'
needs and opinions.
Kelly also changed the structure of the Suite C
bureaucracy to make it a more efficient organization. By
increasing the sie of his cabinet. Kelly was able to
delegate more specific duties to his stall and cover a
wider range of University activities. Kcllv's executive
branch had 12 departments, whereas his predecessor.
Jim Phillips, had only five. Two executive assistants
oversaw six department heads each, who in turn
supervised nearly 80 executive staff members.
The work done by these departments during the past
year exemplifies the influence Student Government was
able to have on University policy making. Some major
issues and achievement of the past year include
Extending ol the drop period from four weeks to six
Soliciting student opinion of the I hornton Report. a
recommendation of curriculum changes that would
toughen General College course requirements.
Organizing impetus and support of a centralized
internship program on the UNC Campus. 1 his program
has been approved and will be implemented fall 19X0.
Securing the approval by the Housing Advisory
Board to increase the rent rebate to students forced to
live in tripled rooms.
Organizing opposition to proposals by the Chapel
Hill Town Council which would restrict and limit
housing for students.
Re-establishing a reading day before final exam
Allowing exam schedules to be made available to
students before they prcrcgistcr.
Kelly also advocated student input not only on
campus but in state and national affairs. In January the
student body presidents from schools in the UNC system
met with U. S. Department of Health. Education and
Welfare officials to discuss the desegregation dispute
between UNC and HEW. I he purpose of Ihc meeting,
which was proposed by Kelly, was to inform the
presidents and allow them to express their t oncer n and
views to the governmental officials
Although he is mild-mannered. Kelly has been val
and active in all areas of Univcrsitv Mc One Campus
Governing Council member attributed the activity of
this administration to the fact that "its president can't
walk by a podium without stopping
Earlier in the year Kelly wascnticicdfor his use of the
real-world media. And Kellv did rtuic appearance on
local radio and tclevison stations At one point Kelly
evrn went so far as to tali a press conference last fall to
read a statement concerning the health fee increase
But even though such tactics were questionable, the
motivation behind them was sincere.
Vice Chancellor fr Sudcnt Affair Donald A.
Boulton agreed that KcM) rus been vocal "I th.nk he ha
pointed out proems in his own way and he had
"He definite!) ru 'cd fir the betterment of the
University and m a limited tunc. V he never tic came up
for air to sav something or do something he had to go
back down as stn as lie was firmfied "
But when he spoke most administrator listened and
respected what he had to say. said former L'NC
Chancellor N. Eercbcc lavlor, because he did hi
homework and was alway well-informed.
Aiinough Kcllv's tuiure plans may w.lucSe law school,
trr hard work put loilh h him and his staff proves the
otl.e ! student bJ jrcMtkfil salt he nioic than
something ou add to our resume.
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