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Chapel Hill's annual spring
festival ended a weekend of
music, fun and parties. See
story on page 3.
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 87, Issuq No. J
Monday, April 21, 1930 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Thousands gather for
sun and fun in Kenan
By KERRY DEROCHI
and MARK MURRELL
A crowd of approximately 16,000 gathered under the sun Saturday
in Kenan Stadium to eat, sing and dance, swill beer and listen to the
sounds of Bonnie Raitt, the Atlanta Rhythm Section and the Beach
Boys all as the second part of Chapel Thrill '80.
The sea of concertgoers was dotted with about 3,000 yellow ballons
that gradually floated away into the clear sky as the five-hour concert
"I came to see Bonnie Raitt, but I like the mixture here." Robbie
Morton, a visiting student said. "There's something here for
Officials said Chapel Thrill was a success. Recording to Executive
Assistant Scott Norberg, 15,600 tickets were sold to Saturday's event.
He said he expected a loss but would not know until all bills and figures
were totaled later this week.
Chapel Thrill Committee chairman Richard Terrell said the concert
would be considered a big success as long as losses did not exceed
Organizers of the Friday concert in Carmichael Auditorium said
they would have to wait until Tuesday before learning whether they
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Woman injured by fall during concert
Chapel Thrill concertgoers (top) pose with
the evidence of a Saturday afternoon spent
drinking and listening to music. People who
attended the Friday night concert were
treated to entertainment by Skyy, Mass
Production (above) and Sister Sledge.
By MARK MURRELL
A 36 year-old Chapel H ill woman was injured Saturday in
Kenan Stadium after falling almost 20 feet from a ramp onto
the pavement, a Chapel Hill police officer said Sunday.
The woman sustained head injuries and was in guarded
condition late Sunday at North Carolina Memorial
Hospital, police said. Hospital authorities, at the family's
request, refused to issue any further information.
The accident occurred during the Chapel Thrill '80 concert
held in the stadium Saturday.
University and Chapel Hill police said several other
concertgoers had to be taken to the hospital as a result of
A spokesman for the South Orange Resque Squad said
about 80 students were treated at a makeshift hospital near
the main gate of the stadium. 44 We j ust let many of them come
here and sleep it off," he said.
Margaret Cook, senior captain of the South Orange
Rescue Squad in charge of concert emergency medical
service said six students were taken to the emergency room or
infirmary for treatment of alcohol and drug-related
"That's less than last year," Cook said. "The concert was
better because it was during the day this year."
Although police made no arrests, they said they were
plagued wit,h minor incidents like fights and drunkeness.
'"Everybody's drunk," one policeman said in the middle of
the concert. "And they're puking over the stands on people's
Police and concertgoers alike complained there were not
enough restroom facilities at this year's concert. Lines
outside the women's restrooms were so long that many
women resorted to using the men's rooms to avoid long lines.
"We just can't keep the women out of the men's
bathroom," a University police officer said. "There aren't
enough restroom facilities. I've already run them out of there
There were about 25campus police officers and six Chapel
Hill policemen in the stadium. Others were directing traffic, a
Chapel Hill policeman said.
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By C.ARV TERPEMMi
Chancellor Christopher C. Fordham
111 announced at a Faculty Council
meeting Friday that he would appoint a
full-time affirmative action officer.
The current affirmative action officer,
Douglass Hunt, is also vice chancellor for
A full-time affirmative action officer
was recommended by the Faculty
Council Committee on the Status of
Women in its report to the council in
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"I am prepared to accept that
recommendation and appoint a search
committee to find someone to assume
, leadership in that field (affirmative
action)," Fordham said in his opening
remarks to the last Faculty Council
meeting of this academic year.
"I will solicit opinions on the
composition of a search committee in the
very near future," he said.
Affirmative action is a policy of equal
employment opportunity in which
University employees are selected
without regard to age, sex, race, religion,
national origin, handicap or marital
Fordham said after the meeting that he
hoped to announce procedures for
selecting the search committee in a few
The appointment of a full-time
affirmative action officer will not be an
immediate cure for employment
inequities, but it will take the University
to a new level of achievement, he said.
"We have already made much
progress." he said. "And 1 hope this (the
appointment of a full-time officer) will
allow us to make more."
Fordham said Hunt agreed with his
wish to appoint a full-time officer, and
praised Hunt for his work.
"I have to extend to Hunt my
appreciation for the years he has worked
as the University's affirmative action
officer," Fordham said. "It is a thankless
job, and he has been burdened with many
Fordham said the full-time officer will
not be in a position to tell a dean or
department head whom he can or cannot
"1 am not at all offended about
modifying the way we do business in
affirmative action," he said. "Almost
inevitably, we will not achieve our highest
aspirations immediately. We need
diligence and perseverance."
The council voted to accept a report by
the Advisory Committee on
Undergraduate Admissions which
Continued monitoring and
valuation of special admissions for
specially talented students in three
categories: athletics, music and dramatic
The advisory committee report said the
special-admissions process, which is
comparable to the process for admitting
minority students under the Board of
Trustees provision for increasing
diversity, should be continued.
Continued use of factors other than a
projected grade point average and
Scholastic Aptitude Test scores as
admission criteria. The committee's
report said it believed other factors such
as leadership skills, work experience,
public service and high school counselor
reports were being used.
Admissions treatment for all
minority applicants with at least one
parent who attended public school in
North Carolina similar to that now given
to out-of-state applicants whose parents
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turns down nine
of 35 requests
By LYNN CASEY
and ROC llELEE RILEY
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The Finance Committee of the Campus Governing Council
tentatively has denied the funding requests of nine
Thirty-five organizations met with the Finance Committee
last week to prepare their budgets for the next fiscal year.
The Carolina Quarterly, Senior Class 'XI. Toronto Exchange.
Minorities in Mass Media. UNC Dusseldorf, Undergraduate
Zoology Colloquium, Victory Village Day Care Center. The
Alchemist and the Media Board will not receive any funding if
the committee's proposed budget is accepted by the lull council.
"II the CGC does not overturn the Finance Committee's
decision, it will just be a disaster for the Carolina Quarterly,"
said Susan Parrish, chairman of the Media Board which
oversees finances for the magazine.
The Carolina Quarterly, a nationally acclaimed literary
magazine, receives funding from grants and gilts from
foundations and other organizations. However, if it does not get
appropriations from CGC this year, there is a good chance that
it will have to stop publication for one year, Parrish said.
Parrish also said most gifts and grants .are contingent on
continuity in publishing and if the publication is stopped for this
year. Carolina Quarterly may not be considered eligible for
giants in the future.
Senior Class '81 was denied funding because most ol its
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activities arc socially oriented and the CGC docs not finance
socially oriented events, Diane Hubbard, chairman of the
Finance Committee, said.
The Toronto Exchange and the UNC Dusscldorl Exchange
did not receive funding because they ate personal enrichment
programs, and even though they provide cultural exchanges to
the University they benefit few people, Hubbard said. She
explained that refusing to approve the requests ol the I oronto
Exchange meant that each person involved would haw to spend
$17 more to go to Canada.
The UNC Dusseldorf Exchange program duplicates the
Association of International Students Exchange because both
organizations send students to Germany. I lv Finance
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From Staff and Wire Reports
WINSTON-SALEM Don Skakle,
56, who coached the North Carolina
men's tennis team to more than 400
victories in 22 seasons, died in his sleep
here Friday, hours before the Tar Heels
were scheduled to begin play in the
Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Officials at Wake Forest, where the
tournament was played, said Skakle's
sister-in-law, Ramona Wilson, went in to
check on Skakle after hearing an alarm
clock go off in his room. When she could
not awaken him, Wilson called an
Skakle was taken to Forsyth Memorial
Hospital where he was pronounced dead
at 7:40 a.m., officials said.
After a team meeting Friday morning,
the Tar Heels decided to continue in the
tournament. "He was never a quitter,"
UNC's Ray Disco said. "There's no doubt
in my mind that he would have wanted us
to continue in the tourney." . .
Skakle took over the UNC team in
1959. His teams won 16 ACC
championships and had an overall record
at county convention
of 416-51. This year's team was 23-5.
John Swofford, who will become the
University's new athletic director next
month, termed Skakle's contributions to
the school "tremendous."
"He was a great teacher of the game of
tennis," Swofford said. "Everyone
connected with Carolina athletics is
saddened by the loss of Coach Skakle."
A native of Warren, Ohio, Skakle was
raised in Massachusetts before coming to
the University as a student. He was a
member of the school's tennis team in the
Skakle is survived by his wife, the
former Sybil Austin of Hatteras, and
three sons Ed. Andy and Cliff.
By ANNE-MARIE DOWNEY
300 Orange County Democrats attended
the party's county convention Saturday
to select delegates to the party's district
and state conventions and to gear up for
the May primary and November general
Delegates from each of the county's 35
precincts assembled in the Orange
County Courthouse and chose the
county's 110 - representatives to the
district and state conventions. I he
delegates were selected as precinct
representatives and at-large delegates.
The district convention will be held in
Louisburg May 31. and the state
convention will be held in Raleigh June
The county, district and state
conventions are part of the process to
choose North Carolina's delegates to the
Democratic national convention. The
national delegates will be chosen at the
state convention and will cast North
Carolina's votes in th presidential
During the five-hour county party
meeting, candidates seeking the party's
nomination in the Mav t primary
circulated among the precinct delegates.
I he Democratic candidates for state and
county offices handed out buttons and
pamphlets, asked for campaign
donations and urged the partv faithful to
support their primary bids.
Alice Welsh, county organizer for Gov.
Jim Hunt, greeted party members at the
courthouse door and distributed "Hunt
. S0 buttons and donation pledge forms.
Don Stanford, son of N. C. Rep. Trish
Hunt of Orange County and head of the
local Cail Stewart campaign, moved
through the crowd, handed out Stewart
bumper stickers and solicited help for his
candidate's campaign to unseat Jimmy
Green in the slate's lieutenant governor's
race. Sen. Russell Walker, who is seeking
re-election from the state's 16th Senate
district, made a late appearance. The
Orange County convention was the
fourth county convention Walker
attended Saturday .
The candidates in the state house
race-Rep. Hunt and challengers
Wallace Kaufman and Joe Hackney
and the Democratic candidates for the
two open seats on the Orange County
Board of Commissioners - incumbents
Richard Whitted and Don Willhoit. and
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Orange County Democrats gather at Saturday convention
...delegates to district, state conventions were chosen
challengers lien Lloyd and HoDunlap -also
took advantage of the county
convention for omc party politicking.
Campaign literature promoting
candidates from Sen. Edward Kennedy
to Jimmy Green wa strewn all over the
In other official party business, the
party members pained numcrou
resolutions to send to the upcoming
convention. The Orange County
Democratic Party pawed resolution
opposing the construction of the
Interstate 40 link through Orange
County, urging; i he parage ot the I qual
Rights Amendment, calling for tl halt of
nuclear power plant construction and
supporting gun control legislation.
I he county Democrat aUo came out
in favor of gay nfcht legislation.
Continued rrus transit funding and the
repeal of the state food tax. In a specul
resolution, the county ptri honored
Allard K. Lower.stcm a national
Democrat; party leader who started hi
career a a student at th Limcrsii .
See PARTY on page 2