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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, September 23, 1980, Page 4, Image 4

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Tha D'M, Tor H?cl Tuesday. September 23, 1C20 " o o Glorce SuAnroui, Editor Dinita Jamls, Managing Editor I' 3 ad Kutrow, xi;-.'n'.'.v EJ.'.vr Thomas Jlssiman, ljsiYur j;or Karen Rowley, Nm EJfror Pam Kxlley, University Editor Martha Wacconer,- City Editor Jim Hummil, State and National Editor B'll Fields, Spor& foor Mark Murreli, Features Editor Laura Elliott, Arts Editor Scott Sharpe, Photography Editor Melanie Sill, Weekender Editor i ' l- Li f ss " I : Vtf'Suf rf- ''"W k. u fci i?y JBf HUMMEL yV V- jrar of editorial freedom boiinaings t?1 The survey of more than 3,000 UNC students taken during registration by Student Government turned up a couple of interesting findings about campus issues. The opinions voiced by the survey are a fairly representative sample of the student body and should give both Student Government and the administration some direction as they wrangle over University issues. For instance, the survey gauged student attitudes about a. rental system for textbooks. It indicated that a significant portion of the student body would continue to buy some textbooks even if a rental system were implemented, which should be of some comfort to those Student Stores managers who pictured themselves stuck with thousands of worn-out textbooks at the end of the semester. The practicality of rental textbooks, at least for multiple-section General College courses, ought to be considered, as the survey suggests. The idea of a mandatory meal plan for freshmen should be laid to rest at last. Around 75 percent of the upperclassmen and 66 percent of the freshmen surveyed said they would oppose such a plan. If it were imposed, ARA might gain subscribers, but the University would surely lose those applicants who are wary of a university that tries to force feed them anything particularly institutional food. The survey also brings into question ARA's policy of refusing to give refunds to meal-plan students who join fraternities or sororities and begin eating at their houses. In being so inflexible, the food service is making financial life idifficult for the large percentage of its customers who end up paying for more meals than they eat. One remarkable survey result concerned student opinion on the Thornton Report, the .proposed curriculum changes first released in 1979. Despite forums crthe report sponsored by the Campus Y and heavy coverage on the news and editorial pages of The Daily Tar Heel, 30 percent of the undergraduate and 50 percent of the graduate students surveyed had never heard of it. Only 6 percent said they were "well-acquainted" with the report. The fact that so many students are so profoundly disinterested in academic issues casts a shadow over the entire University community. More distressing are the results for graduate students. They will assume a large share of the increased teaching load mandated under the Thornton Report, and many may eventually become faculty members at other institutions. Their lack of concern with the undergraduate curriculum here is appalling. Student Government attributes this ignorance to the speed of the curriculum changes, but they have been discussed for more than a year and a half. It seems more likely that the students are uninformed about the report because they simply don't care and that may be the most disturbing finding of all. When Robert Morgan ran for the U.S. Senate in 1974, he was elected largely on the grass-roots support he had built since taking the position of Harnett County clerk of court in 1950. The Lillington native had worked his way up North Carolina's political ladder, serving in the General Assembly and as attorney general, before deciding to seek the office vacated by Sen. Sarn Ervin Jr. A lot has happened since 1974 though, and this fall Morgan finds himself fighting not only a conservative challenger from the senator's own stumping ground of Eastern North Carolina, but also a political machine that is seeking to upset the incumbent's re-election bid. "Politics has really come a long way from going out and nailing posters of yourself on trees," said Morgan, who is facing Republican John East, a political science professor at East Carolina University. "Things have become so sophisticated, you have to put on a good media campaign to even have a chance." Morgan is planning to spend close to $500,000 before election day, but his expenditures will still fall short of East's who has set a goal of $1.25 million to be raised by Nov. 4. The challenger has the backing of the Congressional Club, a private organization that is channeling money into the campaigns of conservative candidates across the country. "My opponent boasts that he has raised two to three times the amount I have," Morgan said. "We started (raising money) about a year ago in an effort to keep off primary competition and thought that ($250,000) was about all we would need." But Morgan will have to come pretty close to his revised goal of $500,000 if he hopes to keep pace with East's high-priced television game. Last week Morgan purchased five commercials stressing the positive side of his record at a cost of $85,000. "Six years ago the costs of those commercials latters to the editor "V birvrw Photo Sen. Robert r.tcrgsn, D -N.C. ...campaigning for re-election would have been about $25,000. No politician can say anything in 30 seconds. When (the Senate adjourns) I'm going to spend every day in this state campagning and raising money. It really concerns me when I think about what politics is coming to." As North Carolina's junior senator, Morgan has not captured the spotlight of his-counterpart Jesse Helms; rather, he has chosen a low-key approach, expressing moderate views in the years he has served on the Sente Armed Services and Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs committees. "As a moderate I don't have the emotional attachment of a George McGovern or Jesse Helms where the money flows in. There are a good many conservative people in this state who .consider themselves Republicans but have corr.e to respect my position." This fall East has come out on the attack, trying to label Morgan an ultrallberal, linking him with McGovern and Sen. Edward Kennedy. Morgan points to his voting record in Congress as a defense against the challenger's claims. "I don't know where this label of liberal came from. The ADA (Americans for Democratic Action) has rated me as the most conservative senator in the entire Senate. Even the American Conservative Union (of which Helms is a member) rated me the most conservative." Despite his record, Morgan will have to get out on the campaign trail in the next six weeks if he hopes to stave off East's challenge. He admits that a prolonged media campaign picturing him as a liberal senator is bound to have some impact, regardless of his voting record. Although Morgan is considered the favorite, the Congressional Club is betting its money on East, who officials think has the best chance of the candidates running under the organization's umbrella in North Carolina. As a result East has access to direct-mail solicitation lists that Helms has assembled over the years. "The computerized mailing lists also scare me," Morgan said. "They have proven effective in the past and could raise a lot of money and support for my opponent. "This really is a different kind of campaign. In my 30 years of running for office, I've never had an opponent that I have not remained friends with after the election. But when there is no communication and the only contact you have is through the media, you tend to draw conclusions about your opponent. I'm going to have to go out and run on my record and trust that that .will get me elected." Jim Hummel, a junior journalism and political science major from Grafton, Mass., is state and national editor for The Daily Tar Heel. C amjaueev cieuce 'Brogrtmm chmnme not m A J hemical warfare Last week the U.S. Senate approved plans to build a factory in which nerve gas weapons could be produced. This disturbing action reflects a shift in attitudes and military philosophy that must be greeted with disdain. - The production of nerve gas in this country is banned by law without the approval of President Jimmy Carter, who could revive the manufacture .of .chemical weapons in the instance of national emergency. Yet, this; factory, which will have cost $30 million when completed, is an obvious Attempt by the Senate to pressure Carter into reconsidering this, country's 10-year moratorium on nerve gas production. What good js;a factory for producing nerve gas weapons after all, if no nerve gas can be produced? Proponents of the measure argue that rather than undermining current negotiations between the United States and the Soviet Union on limiting gas' warfare, this measure and the building of nerve gas bombs would allow the United States to deal from a position of strength. They claim this would act as an incentive for the Soviet Union to curb its own proliferation of the stuff. The validity of this argument is questionable. If control, is the ultimate aim, then how does gearing up production serve that purpose? Nerve gas is an accessory to conventional warfare and could be combated by defensive measures, such as modernized gas masks and suits. The Soviet Union's use of nerve gas in Afghanistan is being investigated and should be condemned by the United Nations. The United States only legitimizes such tactics by reversing its position. Much as it may seem a paradox, international laws governing war arc necessary. In the spirit of arms control and sanity, the Carter administration should resist incipient pressures that would justify the manufacture of this horrendous weapon in the name of peace. To the editor: Melodee Alves' article ("Class 'changes upset computer students," DTH, Sept. 22) highlighted well the proposed changes in the degree requirements for a B.S. in mathematical sciences with a concentration in computer science. She neglected, however, to emphasize two crucial points. , The first is the fact that these revisions are not yet final. They've been approved by the Advisory Committee' for the , Curriculum in Mathematical Sciences, chaired by Dr. Robert Mann, and have recently been forwarded to the Curriculum Committee in the College of Arts and Sciences, under the auspices of Dean Samuel R. Williamson. The proposal now awaits the action of that body. Of greater concern, though, has been the total lack of and indeed the denial of student input into the revision process. Not only are there no students on Mann's committee, but following numerous inquiries during the summer, I was denied access to a report on the committee's proceedings! Moreover, the entire matter would have gone unnoticed if students had not voiced their concern to Student Government. . Perhaps the changes proposed do represent the best allocation of available resources, but we cannot assume that without studying the facts and figures. Student Government is willing to work with administrators on this and other issues, but it doesn't foster a sense of cooperation when we have to leap on a moving train. ''. mr ..... ' y i' 1 I . T i I , I T ili 7 r Danny McKeilhen Chancellor's Committees Coordinator Apartment listings To the editor: We are currently revising The Southern Part of Heaven?, SCAU's guide to off-campus housing. If you know of an apartment complex that was not included in last year's SPOll?, please contact co-editors Susan McGlamery or Gina Wiseman at 967-6755, or call or pome by the SCAU office in Suite B of the Union. We would like to have this information as soon as possible in order to complete our mailing labels. Susan McGlamery Gina Wiseman Co-editors, SPOH? Yellow lines To the editor: I'm living in an apartment and have been riding the bus between my apartment and campus since the beginning of school. Since the first day I rode the bus I noticed that every type of vehicle imaginable passes buses stopped to pick up riders. The drivers of these vehicles passed the buses, ignoring the double yellow lines running down the middle of the road. I wonder if they realized that crossing double yellow lines constitutes wrecklcss driving probably not. However, at least some of these drivers, including the Chapel Hill policeman driving a squad car and the driver of a school bus should have avoided the ili action. Mark Carpenter L-6 Kingswood Apartments NOT 6A3 utile s;e vzxisl J 1) MS) If vqj eves t :z? cak lh pc. :cxr TO ilia DotiOni LIri2 M; !:tcn unJrc:::d It appears that the high fashion world of plunging necklines and flimsy eppard 1 rn't reached the Orient yet. 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