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Volume 09. Issus
Friday, February 27, 1901 Chape! H;'l, North Carolina
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Dy KEITH KING
Bugs Bunny, Tvveety, Sylvester,
Yosemite Sam and Daffy Duck visited ' f
Memorial Hall last night.
But, BDEE, BDEE, BDAT's NOT
Barney Rubble, Porky Pig, and Speedy ,
Gonzalez were also on hand as Mel
Blanc, the man responsible for all those
characters voices entertained the sold
out crowd of 1600.
After walking on stage and receiving a
standing ovation, Blanc opened his show
with the Bugs' "What's up, Doc?" arid
Woody Woodpecker's jackhammer laugh.
Blanc rattled off other voice charac
terizations for which he is famous. He
said he once tried to count all his Voices
and stopped when he passed 400.
Blanc said he got his first voice job
through persistence. "1 went to see the
man in charge of hiring voices (at Leon
Schlesinger Productions, which later
produced Warner Bros.' cartoons) and he
said, 'Sorry, we have all we need.' I went
back in two weeks and lie said, 'Sorry, we
have all we need.' This went on for a
year-and-a-half. Finally this guy died.
"I tried again and they (directors)
asked me if I could do a drunken bull. I
did. They said 'What are you doing next
Tuesday?' I said, 'Not a damn thing, I
can make it.' "
Blanc's show included his history with
running introductions and voices of his
characters and their origins. He used
slides and included three Oscar winning
cartoons in which he did all the voices. 1
DIM M.HI t i
Mel Blanc entertains a sell-out crowd of 1600
.he does the voices of Bugs Bunny, Woody Woodpecker and others
Blanc said he has never refused to do a
voice, no matter how ridiculous the
request. "The writers would always try to
slip one past me. One script called for
goldfish sounds." Blanc did a silent,
puffy-jawed fish imitation.
Many of the cartoons feature cats
being blown up, coyotes falling off cliffs
and knights catapulting into walls. Blanc
said the action should not be confused
"Nobody gets hurt. It's slapstick com
edy. Nobody ever gets killed. At least not
where you can see it. A coyote falls 8000
feet and comes back completely well for
the next scene. It's for comedy
Blanc is best known for his Warner
Bros.' Looney Tunes and Merrie
Melodies cartoon characters' voices. He
has also done voices for feature length
movies and said a new movie should be
Blanc said he knew his characters were
real after he was involved in a car acci
dent in January 1961 which left him in a
coma. After several attempts to talk to
him, the doctor walked in one day and
said "Hey, Bugs Bunny how are you?"
Blanc unconsciously replcd, "Ehh, just
find, Doc, how are you?"
BDEE. BDEE, BDAT'S Al l. FOLKS.
SM pauses 'to think of the past
while looking totvard its future
By BEVERLY SHEPARD
Editor's note: February is Black History
Month nation wide. The folio wing is a brief
history of the Black Student Movement,
an organization that represents black stu
dents on this campus.
The late '60s was a time for Afros,
T-shirts, mini-skirts and jeans. It was a
time for "soul-brothers," Black Power
and "right-on." Yet, for a small group
of black students on this university's pre
dominantly white campus, it was a time
When the Black Student Movement
was founded on th Carolina campus in
November 1967, it was 'regarded by many
as a radical, revolutionary organization.
And indeed, the BSM was often the nu
cleus of some conflict or the initiator of
some protest or demonstration.
The BSM continues to serve as a center
of cultural and social identification for
the black student after 13 years, but its
overall approach has changed. Some of
the radicalism is gone.
"In the '60s, (the BSM) was a different
type of organization. It was more volatile,
much more boisterous, in a sense, more
militant." 1980-81 BSM Chairperson
Mark Canady said.
Canady, a sophomore business admin
istration major from Lansing, Mich.,
said the times necessitated protest because
the movement was just breaking ground.
However, limes have changed, as has the
need for radicalism.
"We don't always protest as much as
we used to,' Canady said. "I have been
criticized for that, but I believe in pro
testing when it is necessary."
Nevertheless, Allen Johnson, 1978-79
USM ciuirperscn, said the crzirl:zllcnt
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less radical role has been seen as a passive
"(The BSM) served as an advocate, a
means for students to voice their
emotions," Johnson said. "Right nowt
(the BSM) is afraid of making others
mad, so we don't do a lot of criticizing
or bring up provocative issues."
Yet provocative issues was what the
BSM was all about in its early years,
Cureton Johnson, former BSM Chair
"To me, (the BSM) was revolutionary,"
the Rev. Johnson said. "If violence was
necessary, we'd use it, but it was a con
straining type of violence with no plans
to kill anybody or rip anybody off."
In 1967, the BSM wanted a full-credit
black studies course, student legislative
funding, official recognition by the
University and more black students and
The next year came. Although there
were about 100 blacks out of Carolina's
total population of 15,000, the BSM was
vocal. Students, along with faculty, boy
cotted classes when Martin Luther King
Jr. was buried April 9.
In December 1968, the BSM gained its
revolutionary image when a member or
ganized a rally to protest Chancellor J.
Carlyle Sitterson's reply to their 23
In 1969 two strikes occurred among
predominantly black cafeteria workers
who complained of low wages and non
unionization. Because of outbreaks in
the Lenoir Hall dining room, it was
closed March 4, only to be re-opened
again on March 6 under the supervision
of riot-cquipped state troopers.
See BSM on page 2
Clack students sit in support of temn tor Sonjd Sto
.BSM's participation in protest rtmstMbU-nt of taily tl.
Campus Governing Council re
presentative Elchino Martin
was elected CGC speaker at a
meeting of the council
Wednesday night. See story
By BETSY RUSSELL
If approved by Congress, President Ronald Reagan's proposed
budget cuts will affect many students attending North Carolina
colleges and universities, and if the proposals pass, thousands
of middle-class students could become ineligible for federally
guaranteed loans or grants.
"Spending by the government must be limited to those func-'
tions which are the proper province of the government," Pres
ident Reagan told a joint session of Congress last week. "We
can no longer afford things simply because we think of them."
This week, the House Subcommittee on Postsecondary
Education has been holding hearings on the proposed budget
cuts in student aid.
"The subcommittee has been gathering information from
holding hearings on the possible impact this could have on col
leges and students," said William Blakey, Counsel to the House
Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education. "The subcommittee
is studying the areas where the cuts could be best made.
'.'The subcommittee is opposed to making the cuts on the
grounds that it seems unwise to mortgage America's future for
the present," Blakey said.
Tom Langston, Associate Director of Financial Aid at UNC
CH, said funding might change. "We hope to hear in a week or so
what our allocation would be for these programs," he said.
"We are in a quandary right now," he said. "With all this
unknown, it's about as bad as not having the money."
Langston said the financial aid office was concerned about
having less money available to aid students next year because
80 percent of the money was federally funded.
Many students in school have full financial aid, Langston'
said. If the student aid budget cuts are as drastic as those pro
posed last week, some students might have to drop out .of
school, he said.
The proposal must come before Congress in the form of
legislation before any direct action can be taken.
"North Carolina congressmen have been generous to us in
previous years, although we have never gotten major support
from Sen. Helms," Langston said.
Helms has not yet issued a statement on the budget cuts in
the area of education. However, he has supported Reagan's
budget cuts in general as long as they are made fairly, said
Barbara Lukens, a Helms aid. Lukens said Helms felt cuts are
needed, but he's not exactly against the services which have
--been proposed' to beut. ' "v?rf ' v vrXt'-'".
Blakey said some schools will be affected due to their lower
"The smaller- to medium-sized institutions with costs rang
ing from $3,000 to $7,000 a year will be most adversely affected
because they have significantly larger numbers of lower-income
students," he said.
"As for the students who are attending colleges with a $7,000
tuition and are borrowing money through the Guaranteed Stu
dent Loan program, they would be adversely affected if the
program were taken out," Blakey said.
Blakey said the cuts also would hurt private institutions be
cause they cannot ask state legislatures for additional funding
. as can public colleges and universities. If enrollments drop sig
nificantly, these institutions might have to resort to measures
such as firing professors, and the schools would not have the
money for needed maintenance work, he said.
Public institutions also would be affected by this proposal.
Because a large number of students at the schools are getting a
maximum grant, funding would have to come from the state,
"The problem here would be where the state legislature could
get the money from for these institutions," he said.
However, Blakey said it would be difficult to evaluate the
full impact of the proposals until specific cuts were revealed.
Langston also does not know the probable outcomes of the
proposals. But, he said, "I can't live with the statement that
they (the administration) are going to cut programs without
hurting the needy people.
UNC: prof essdi
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See AID on page 4
By SCOTT PHILLIPS
President Ronald Reagan's proposed tax cuts and decrease
in government spending will have a variety of effects, said four
professors in the UNC Department of Economics.
"If we get the tax cuts and we don't slow expansion of gov
ernment expenditures, inflation will be much worse," said Profes
sor Roger Waud. "I think we need the tax cuts since inflation
has pushed people into higher marginal tax brackets over the
last five to six years."
Waud also said whatever cuts were made should be balanced
against the needs of the disabled. "Students collecting food
stamps and unemployment checks raise the question of who is
really disabled," he said.
However, Professor James Wilde said that if the key battle
is against inflation, then "the general nature of a tax cut arid
spending reduction combination is not going to have a signifi
cant impact." The two would work to cancel each other out,
The university will perhaps be most affected by cuts in aid to
college students. Reagan's proposals would put student grants
and loans in some jeopardy, Wilde said.
Wilde said the new administration was being "overly optimistic
to expect to balance the federal budget within four years with
. the budget changes they are prcposing.'IHe also, said a major
consequence of the Reagan proposals would be to shift respon
sibility from Washington to state and local governments in re
gard to expenditures such as medical care for the poor.
Professor Dennis Appleyard agreed with the idea that decreas
ing government spending should be an integral part of the new
budget if inflation is to be slowed. "A tax cut by itself would only
make inflation worse," he said.
Appleyard was also pessimistic about Reagan's chances of
producing a balanced budget during this administration. "I'd
be surprised if we had it by 1984 or 1985," he said.
Professor Michael K. Salemi said the government itself is partly
responsible for the inflation which the United States has experi
enced over the last few years.
When the government spends more than it receives in taxes,
it has to finance the deficit through the issuance of new govern
ment bonds or by printing more money, which in turn causes
inflation, Salemi said.
Salemi also said that Reagan's proposals would work if special
interest groups do not eliminate the linkage between the tax
cuts and the spending reductions and if the Federal Reserve
Board continues its tight money policy. If these two conditions
are met, then the inflation rate should fall to below 10 percent
some time in 1982, he said.
It would be at least four to five years before the public could
tell if Reagan's plans worked, Salemi said.
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By MARK SCHOEN
Newly elected Residence Hall Association President
Robert Bianchi said Tuesday he thought the Campus
Governing Council acted too hazily Monday in adopting
a bill which would present resident units from receiving
grant s'from student government funds for enhancement.
In a telephone interview, Bianchi said the bill, which
abolishes the Resident Unit Grant and Loan Fund, will
force residence halls, fraternities, sororities and
Granville Towers to "change horses in midstream."
"The problem now is that smaller dorms with little
money for enhancement won't be able to make improve
ments without depicting their own enhancement funds,"
Bianchi said. "I wonder if all the members (of the CGC)
knew the ramifications of this vote." .
RUGl.F was originally set up to help dorms with im
provements that could not be covered by enhancement
funds. The grants, appropriated at $2 per student per
semester, were used for repairs, renovations, furniture
and other equipment. One problem alleviated by
RUGI I was that smaller dorms had few options open
because of less enhancement funds, Bianchi sakl.
Banvhi said the grants were a good way CGC could
f.t the U! t for its money. "Ths way, (the' vote) is
helping no one," he said.
Uiun.hi vaid the abolition of RUGLF was an immedi
ate umcan of t?vc new UHA administution.but be did
not uHiw.-r l i major set
fiirtJ, and there's not nuuh
In a Wednesday inters kwt UanU;i said fit ir.aof rote
RHA's overall function and to better understanding of
the association's role in the students' everyday life.
"Student involvement comes hand in hand with seeing
that RHA is working for them," he said. "RHA is the
collective opinion of the residents. It provides a voice for
students to organizations like the Department of
Student awareness can be reached by programs such
as co-sponsoring events with individual resident sreas, he
said. "We have to work on area unity, then campus
unity," Bianchi said. "People believe that the dorm U
more thsira hotel. That's what RHA is aU about."
Bianchi, who took office Tuesday, said he hopes
students will better understand RHA'i role in their lives
with programs like the Residence !Ia3 B!l of Rights.
"The Bill of Rights is a statement of the student's ri;.hts
and privilege as a resident." he said.
"People may not be aware of what their rights as a
resident are, and don'l know who to complain to. What
1 would be interested in doing is having roommates male
Hire they fully understand what it means."
The Bill of Rights defines minimal expect-Vms of the
rights ar.d rcponsibi'.tkrs of hall residents, BancM said.
Cah resident has primary and vubofdnaic rights.
Primary rights include the right to read and study with
out interference, the fight to sleep, the rtfit to one's
personal bdonsirs, free accn to rooms, a clean tstf-i
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