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CTne Daily Tzr H:
.'Wednesday. August 27, 1980
GicaCE Shac::cui, Ec.'ejr
Din it a Jamis, Managing Editor
Esad Kutrow, Associate Editor
Thomas Jessiman, Associate Editor
Kaien Rowley, News Editor
. Pam KOIXY, University Editor
Martha Waggon,' City Editor
Jim Hummil, State and Natiowl Editor'
Bill Fields, Sports Editor '
Marx Mursxix, Features Editor
Lausa Elliott, Arts Editor '
. Scott Siiaspe, Photography Editor
Melanie SilL, IVeehender Editor
i?y BUDDY BURNISKE
S5i sear of editorial freedom
Ronald Rean made a number of questionable assumptions during
the past week. He assumed no one cares what he says. He assumed that
what he means is more important than how he says it. He assumed that
Americans can continue to overlook his confusing statements on issues
while he lambasts President Jimmy Carter's capricious policies.
These are- reckless assumptions for a man who cherishes
conservatism. The recent furor surrounding his remarks about Taiwan
and China should alarm even those people who support Reagan's bid
for the presidency. -
After all, was it not a Republican conservative president, Richard
Nixon, who finally realized that ignoring a country of China's stature
was both short-sighted and unrealistic? Has not this country's short
relationship with Communist China been fruitful, both politically and
What, then, would motivate Reagan to endanger this relationship
unnecessarily by making an issue of Taiwan-U.S. relations. The
controversy came when Reagan said at a press conference he wanted to
make this country's relationship with Taiwan official. The Carter
adminstration maintains "unofficial" relations by using a private
American, institute established by Congress, funded by the State
Department and run by retired Foreign Service officers. Reagan
believed that calling such a relationship unofficial was to cower for
fear of ridicule. But the Chinese believe Reagan is willing to subjugate
U.S.-China relations to the interests of Taiwan.
While Reagan's loyalty to Taiwan might be admired, one cannot
help but wonder just what was behind the confusion on the Reagan
staff as it tried to clarify, again, one of Reagan's "semantic" blunders.
Reagan's respect for Taiwan is not at question here. Taiwan has
proved itself a loyal friend to this country and has given its citizenry a
healthy, free and improving economy. For the United States to ignore
this fact 'would be to discourage such occurrences in other nations.
What is frightening is that Reagan and his running mate George Bush
obviously were unsure of each other's position. Even more surprising
was Reagan's careless use of the word "official," which was bound to
Reagan's supporters continually ask the press and the public not to
concern themselves with what Reagan says, but what he does. What is
"doing" in politics if it is not speaking out on issues? And if Reagan
cannot be held accountable for what he says, who can?
. Essentially; Jlecgsn; in his enthusiasm to express support for
Taiwan, lost sight of a bigger and more important issue. Reagan would
not change markedly this country's relationship with Taiwan; Reagan
himself admits this. But he has cast into doubt, at least momentarily,
his ability to implement an effective policy with regard to the "Two
-The night before the academic year ended last spring,
the Campus Governing Council's 21 representatives
gathered for the annual Finance Committee budget
hearings. From that night-long vigil came a sudden end
to funding of University exchange programs namely
Gcttingen, Dusseldorf and Torontoand a realization -that
the council's yearly shifting of priorities raises
serious doubts about the future of small organizations
"CGC's aim is to do the greatest good for the
greatest number of people, in a tangible way," Student
Body President Bob Saunders said when questioned
about the final cuts made last April. "CGC had to be
fair and consistent. Cuts had to be made in order to
distribute the money, of which there was only half as
much as requested. In any kind of budget tightening
scheme, the exchange programs, or any relatively
exclusive organizations, usually feel the impact first."
The problem here seems one of long-range hindsight
and foresight, things which the CGC lacked last year.
What was missing in the decision to cut exchange
programs completely from the budget was a perspective
beyond the academic year 19S0-81, a perspective that
may have slowed the hasty decision in light of these
programs' respective longevity.
The Gottingen Exchange, a yearly exchange of two
UNC students for two students from the German
university, has existed for 27 years, and has been
funded entirely by the CGC for at least the past 10 ;
years. According to Peter Topping, programs director
of the International Center and head lobbyist for
Gottingen last spring, the program was considered a
top priority by the CGC Student Affairs committee,
and was received similarly by the CGC Finance
Committee before the final appropriations were made.
However, after the Finance Committee drew up a
Budget Bill which denied funds for the Dusseldorf and
Toronto programs the Gottingen Exchange was faced
with a similar fate. It succumbed quickly.
As soon as the decision putting John Anderson back on the North
Carolina presidential ballot was handed down Thursday, the
Democratic National Committee announced plans to appeal it. The
Democrats have no real hope for reversal, but they seem bound and
determined to block Anderson's candidacy at every turn. In doing so,
they exaggerate the threat he presents to President Carter and weaken
their own campaign.
The DNC based its case on a clause in state election law that
prohibits candidates who participate in primaries from running as
independents in the subsequent general election. U.S. District Court
Judge Franklin Dupree ruled, reasonably enough, that
Anderson who had opened no state campaign headquarters, spent
only $2,400 and withdrew from the race a week before Election
Day had not participated in the Republican primary.
Although the federal appeals court in Richmond is not likely to
overturn Duprcc's ruling, the Democrats plan to appeal, figuring that
they can divert Anderson's staff and money from the campaign into
court. That tactic is part of a larger Carter strategy: avoiding
Anderson instead of challenging him on the electoral middle ground
the two men seem to share.
Carter dodged Anderson again Tuesday when he agreed to a one-on-onc
debate with Republican Ronald Reagan sponsored by the
National Press Club. He thus reduced the impact of any later debate
that might include Anderson.
By working to keep Anderson off state ballots and attempting to
ignore his candidacy, Carter magnifies the independent threat. The
president is an impressive campaigner and could scuttle the sinking
Anderson candidacy quickly. With an aggressive campaign, he could
answer there who question his ability to leadand regain the nation's
confidence. Instead of trying to take Anderson off the ballot, Carter
would do well to simply take him on.
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to make a change
like this, it should
gradually phase out
Vice ; Chancellor '
for Student Affairs
, Donald Boulton
"I was stunned at first," Topping said. "I can't
remember the final count, but it seemed like half the
people on CGC abstained in our vote. How could they
do that? The fact that so many were timid enough to
abstain says something right there. I think they knew
they were wrong, but they were voting on
letters to the editor
precedents set m that particular
felt were binding."
The final. vote results' for Gottinren indeed were
mystifying. In response to the Gottir.sen funding
apped nine CGC members were opposed, four were in
favor, and six abstained. A few hours later the Toronto
Exchange, which celebrated its 20th year in
1SC0 during which it was financed each year by
student fees was denied funding by a 9-8-1 vote. The
Dusseldorf Exchange, which was created in 1973
because of increased interest in the Gottingen program,
never appeared at the final hearing.
The reasons for the Campus Governing Council to
cease funding the exchange programs are all legitimate.
The basic problem is that there isn't enough money to
allow funding of programs that affect relatively few
people at the University. But reasons and
rationalizations don't ease the plight of people who
have developed solid ties with other schools and must
now find funds on short notice or else watch their plans
and programs fall apart. No one has said that the
programs are unimportant; nor has anyone made a
commitment to the permanent financial backing of the
programs in the future.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Donald Boulton
had mixed emotions over the CGC decisions of last
April. "I can understand the CGC's reasoning that
these programs benefit too few people to merit finances
from student fees in general," he said.' "However, if
CGC decides to make a change like this it should
gradually phase out funding, not chop them, off
without advance warning. These programs, Gottingen .
and Toronto in particular, are long-term, good-will
programs that involve commitment. A sudden drop of
funding after years of financing by one source just
doesn't seem fair to the people involved on either side
and certainly doesn't do much for our relationship with
Yet, Saunders and most members of the Campus
Governing Council contend that such a "phase-out" of
program funds is impossible given the structure of the
council. "Phase-outs and permanent funding are the
kinds of things the administration or department like
the Romance, languages in the case of
exchanges should handle," Saunders said.
Diane Hubbard, the chairman of CGC's Finance
Committee last year, concurred. "The problem is that
any legislation passed by one CGC can be repealed by
the next. I can't see any way that a phase-out could
occur. Things done by this j. CGC don't establish
anything m.ore than a precedent, which serves as a
rough guideline for the next group."
But what of precedents? Shouldn't 27 years'
1 existence and at least a decade of CGC endorsements
for one exchange, and 20 consecutive years of
assistance for another, mean a little more than "rough
guidelines?" Apparently, long histories are
inconsequential, as each year brings a clean slate on
- which only the past year and coming year will decide
the fate of any specific organization. As Hubbard says,
''Precedent is always a factor, but not a binding
As of now the Gottingen Exchange has been
rescued temporarily by a special grant from the
College of Arts and Sciences, under the auspices of
Dean Samuel R. Williamson. A full backing of $5,000
was obtained by the Gottingen organizers. The
Dusseldorf Exchange was granted one-half of its needs,
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receiving $2,500 from the same source, whi'e $1,250
was paid by each of the families cf the participating
UNC students to make up the difference. The Tcrcnto
Exchange, which received $1,203 in 1373, $1,500 in
1979, and had little warning cf a near-sighted CGC
cutting them abruptly from appropriations in IS 23, Las
-yet to receive assistance, but is attempting to secure
funds through a special chancellor's grant.
ere the kinds of
administration. . .
should handle. ' .
"Next year is very much in doubt," International
Center programs director Topping said. "There's a
concern that the same things wUl happen to these
programs as happened to the exchanges once
maintained in Puerto Rico and Ghana which were
dropped in the mid-70s. Right now, we're just
What were hasty, if not harsh, moves to end
financing of exchange programs have now led to a
question of withdrawn backing from other small
organizations in future belt-tightening of the CGC.
Socially oriented programs like Toronto Exchange
and Senior Class have fallen by the wayside. Other
small-range programs, which require closer scrutiny
than the CGC may have time and desire to expend,
could be terminated or absorbed by larger
organizations, which increase their appropriation
What's important now is that the CGC . set its
priorities straight and establish more than just "rough
guidelines" for programs dependent on financial
.assistance to develop their own specific guidelinesThe
CGC must look beyond the effect of one year's
finance or work more closely with those that are able
to do so as they think of what direction organizations
and the University are to take.
Essentially, the Campus Governing Council has
created a ping pong game, paddling programs in the
direction of administrators who they believe should
provide permanent funding of programs, only to see
the administrators bounce the same programs back in
search of emergency funds. Supposedly, work is under
way to end this game, but we're still a long way away
from seeing the paddles set aside and the game put to
an end. "
That's a turn which, if the University is to preserve
the programs its students deserve, must be taken.
Buddy Burniske, a junior English major from Hatfield,
Mass., is editorial assistant for The Daily Tar Heel.
To the editor:
In the interest of accuracy, I am
writing to clarify misinformation
presented in your Aug. 25 article
concerning the reorganization of the
Office of Student Affairs at the
Rather than having resigned my
position as asserted in your article, on
May 20 1 was informed to my surprise by
Vice Chancellor Donald Boulton that
my position as associate vice chancellor
for Student Development was being
eliminated effective Aug. 31, with the
month of August constituting annual
leave. Other than his desire to
reorganize, no rational explanation was
offered by Boulton for his decision.
According to my instructions I fulfilled
my responsibilities in the Office of
Student Affairs through July 31.
During the past five years I have
thoroughly enjoyed my association with
the University and have found working
with students, faculty and staff most
stimulating and rewarding. I shall miss
In September it will be my pleasure to
assume the responsibilities of vice
president for Student Affairs at
Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn.
where I look forward to continuing my
professional career in the development
of opportunities for liberal education.
More than 13 years of living in Chapel
Hill has included so many rich personal
and professional associations and such
rich experience to our family that leaving
Chapel Hill will be possible only in the
physical sense. Part of our spirit will
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elways bz with Chapel Hill and our
n&ny friends who call it home.
William R. Strickland
Editors' note: The Daily Tar Heel article
of August 25, "Student Affairs
undergoes personnel changes, " quoted
Vice-Chancellor Boulton as saying
Strickland had left his position. Boulton
declined to comment further.
Sigma Delta Chi
To the editor:
The Society of Professional
Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi, is
currently accepting new members.
Everyone majoring in journalism and
RTVMP is eligible and is invited to join.
SPJ.SDX is a national organization
with professional and student chapters.
At UNC, our organization plans
forums, special speakers and ether
educational programs for student
To give you a chance to learn more
l tn open
tbcut ?J, SDX we tr: h
nuu5.c irom 4-:iu p.m. Thursday, in
204 Howell Hall. All those eligible for
membership, as well as current
members, are invited to attend.
If you arc interested in joining but
cannot drop by our open house, fil out
a card with -your name, local address,
phone number and class in school, and
put the card in the undergraduate box in
the office in Howell Hall.
President, SPJ, SDX
By GERR Y COHEN
After all thce cars, alternatives to the private
automobile including improved bus service, new
bicycle paths and sidewalks axe multiplying quickly in
Chapel Hill. .-
The town's bus system began "tn 1574 after it was
epprovci in a referendum, ts.i transit service in'
Cant or o tean in 1977. Ccth ridcrship ar.j service
levels hae been rising steadily. This fi.il, ;eral rr
routes ere tn eperatic-n: a r.ew "J" route serving many
Carrboro jtpariment complexes to relieve the
overcrowding on the C" ten:, an cv;:.inj TL"
route to jive service until 9:45 p.m. to Uir-sv.c-oi
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The biggest improvement will come around Oct. I,
when 16 new buses will be delivered. These buses, at a
tcta! covtof $2 million, final!) will md the headache cf
brck en-down buses as the 16 olde models are retired.
To cet Chapel Hdl throurh the in;; fivc-wetk stretch
untd the rew buses arrive, the Gty cf Charlotte has
loaned Chapel Hill two buses to meet the expected
The probable reasons for the ridcrship inrrca-.es
include the hih cost cf cpsratin a private car, a mere
convenient transit service and greater puhlic
cor.sciousn.rss about encrpy use ar.J VilUz ccn;r.tion.
Many predicted that the recent fare increase vou'-J
cause ridcTihi? to fall elf. but July's 41 percent
increase the la.rp.est mcntbty increaetrj the hi-.cry cf
the sjstem seems to indicate ridrrs r.eed fcr tstter
Much cf the revenue frees tncie'.ed fare has t -m
used to increase service. Weekday t us tmssc has t :en
expanded by 11 ftntr.i since trt Ull
Other &::a?.ziin tathe ffjvcte c;:f ftc :'tn.,?i s
v.;:h Chepe! H.dvrtrri c:; ru.cd a t .1 s .--i i.i
approved bikeways in 1973, and construction on a
system to connect Jones Ferry Head i;h Cameron
Avenue end the campus should bei.n in Ovtcber.
f ederal cfHcials ranked the CI pel II ll Canbcro
t'iiewai system so hi-My that Cartbcro received cne
fou.i.h cf all the federal t.icway ccnstructicn menry
allocated to fvc southeastern states for this year. hr
tidcwcdU are also under construction in Carrt cro, eni
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