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Wednesday, September 9, 1831 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
not un infraction
of NCAA rules
By MARK SCHOEN
DTH Staff Writer
The recent installation of air conditioning units in the dormi
tory rooms of UNC football players apparently did not violate
any NCAA rules concerning housing for student athletes, an
NCAA spokesman said Tuesday.
The installation would not be an infraction of the rules, con
cerning material benefits in the players housing, said David
Berst, a public relations spokesman with the NCAA.
"The regulations would be applicable in this case only if the
units were not available to the student body," he said in a tele
phone interview from his Shawnee Mission, Kan., office. "The
air conditioners would have to be available to the students and
from what I understand they (the units) are.'
According to the NCAA's constitution, material benefits
such as air conditioners are prohibited if "such benefits are not
available on the same basis to the student body in general."
Units are provided for UNC students upon medical recommen
dation from the Student Health Services.
That medical-recommendation provision was met before the
air conditioners were installed, in compliance with NCAA regu
lations, UNC Athletic Director John Swofford said.
"I don't think there is any problem with NCAA rules in this
case," he said Tuesday. "The initiative in this matter came from
our own medical people, who felt it was a plus, a protective
device for our players."
The health aspect was the major consideration for requesting
that the units be installed, Swofford said.
"It's hard to appreciate this without going through a presea
son practice in the heat with the gear the players wear," he said.
"We simply feel the units will be beneficial from a health stand
point." Swofford said he hoped the student body would understand
' that the units were installed for health purposes only.
"It's strange this matter causes that much concern (with the
student body)," he said. "But the health factor is our major
The medical recommendation for the players was in line with
the usual policy followed in the case of students, said SHS
Director Judith Cowan.
"I think UNC team physician Dr. Joseph DeWalt demon
strated the air conditioners would be justified for physiological
reasons," she said. "Our medical feeling was that the justifica
tion was just as clear for heat-related conditions as it would be
for any others."
DeWalt demonstrated to the SHS section directors that the
body temperature and heat index for football players was high
enough to warrant the units, thus giving the players a chance to
cool off after practice, she said. . . , . wU tu..:.:.
."'"Our",concern:was--'tomake the best possii?iemedical recom-
mendation," Cowan said. r
While deliberating the request, the SHS felt no pressure to de
cide in favor of the units, she said.
"I was never approached by anyone at anytime from the
athletic department," Cowan said.
Because of the SHS's recommendation, University Housing
readily complied with the installation, said Housing Director
James D. Condie.
A total of 31 units were installed. Approximately half were
new units costing $183 each, Alan Ward, business director at
University Housing, said.
Former Sen. George McGovern speaks to capacity crowd
... he called New Right a 'threat to democratic process'
By KEN SEVIAN
DTH Staff Writer
Former South Dakota Sen. George McGovern
spoke before a capacity crowd at Memorial Hall Tues
day night and attacked the so-called New Right, a po
litical force he termed a 4 'real threat to the democratic
The former senator and 1972 Democratic presiden
tial candidate was defeated in the November elections
in part through attacks by 10 conservative groups on
his liberal views and 18 years in the U.S. Senate.
Since his defeat, he organized a citizen's group,
Americans for Common Sense, attempting to counter
many of the more radical conservative political action
committees. The Carolina Student Union sponsored
the speech through the Carolina Forum speaking
Discussing the emergence of radical conservatism,
McGovern said he was not concerned about the elec
tion of conservatives to Congress last year. "There is
a perfectly valid role for conservatives. They are a
necessary ingredient in political life."
McGovern was concerned, however, with the growth
of "irrational extremist" groups who centered around
emotional issues. "If you permit these groups to go
unchecked, there will be a distortion of political dia
logue," he said, emphasizing that such a predicament
should be of concern to liberals as well as thoughtful
McGovern expressed particular disdain toward the
New Right because of their positions concerning the
Since World War II, one of the more important
tasks facing the country is the curtailment of excessive
nuclear arms. McGovern said the SALT II treaty was ,
a "common sense proposal which should appeal to
both liberals and conservatives." He said because of
emotional charges leveled against the treaty charges
which he considered false "A political mood was
created where it was impossible to bring to a vote in
the United States Senate."
The alternative to a SALT treaty would be a mush
rooming nuclear arms race which would be both ex
pensive and inflationary, he said. Such a build-up
would be a "paranoid overkill that would contribute
nothing to the defense of the country."
McGovern said senators who favored SALT faced
being labeled as proponents of a weak defense policy
by New Right g roups.
McGovern also denounced the New Right's posi
tion on the Panama Canal Treaty. Although the treaty
was passed by the Senate during the Carter adminis
tration, McGovern said many senators who supported
the treaty were targeted for defeat by New Right
groups in the 1980 elections.
McGovern said some senators, including Frank
Church of Idaho and Dick Clark of Iowa, would have
been re-elected in 1980 had they voted against the
treaty. "The right wing fastens onto a single issue (like
the Panama Canal Treaty) and won't let you off the
mat," he said.
" I am not concerned when a good, thoughtful con
servative defeats a liberal, but when a second-rate dink
does (I become concerned)," McGovern said, com
menting on some of the victors in last year's election.
Such senators are elected, he said, "when people quit
thinking and let their emotions take over."
McGovern said one of the favorite issues of the New
Right was the Family Protection Act, a bill aimed at
legislating certain moral issues. McGovern said it was
ironic that the New Right which advocates a laissez-'
faire approach by government to most issues
"wants to invite Uncle Sam into the bedroom."
However, McGovern said he was optimistic the
New Right would fade. "When extreme movements
go too far, they create a counter reaction," he said.
"The way the New Right has moved in a fanatical
and zealous way on half a dozen of these emotional
issues, that shouldn't be in politics anyway, worries
Students sleep,, socialize waiting for stickers
By KAREN HAYWOOD
DTH Staff Writer
Labor Day usuafiy meaiislf go time, or at
least a chance to relax. But for more than 100
UNC students, Labor , Day and night were
spent sitting by the dumpsters behind the
Campus Police office, waiting for a parking
At 8 a.m. Tuesday, the traffic office began
selling parking stickers that students preregjs
tered for, but had not picked up.
"Yeah, we meet here every Labor Day for
lunch," Chip Pate, a sophomore from Laurel,
Md., told a questioning passer-by.
It was about 1 p.m. on Monday. The first
person had started the line at 10 a.m., 22
hours before the first parking sticker would be
sold.-;.;. :-v V- ' "'
- We Kke sitting by the "dumpsters Fred
Smith, a sophompre from Raleigh, said.
Smith and Pate came prepared for the long
Smith brought a tape deck, tapes, a sleeping
bag, a prop pillow, a flashlight, a loaf of bread
and jars of peanut butter and jelly.
Pate brought a color television set and a
25-foot extension cord.
"If the (Jerry Lewis) telethon had been on,
we could have watched something all night,"
There were 43 N4-A stickers available, so
the first 44 students were satisfied. (One stu
dent was waiting for an S-5 sticker.) Other stu
dents jwere waiting fo different stickers, or
still hoping for an N4-A. - " '
Three women,4 who were numbers 42, 43
and 44 persons waiting in line said they felt
pretty lucky to be able to get the stickers they
"It's worth the wait now," said Beth
Sparks, a junior who lives in Cobb dorm.
Her friend and fellow camper Teresa Miller
added, "Our friends are studying and relaxing
while we're out here having a great time."
As the day and night progressed, people
made food runs, made friends, and tried to
"What number am I?"
"Something to tell your grandchildren
"I didn't think anyone would be here this
"If I have to listen to this for the next 16
hours, I'm going to die."
The first person in line said she preferred to
spend Labor Day at home asleep, but felt it
would be worth her trouble when she could lift
the adhesive from the N4-A sticker and place
it on her windshield.
See STICKERS on page 2
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CDS camera crew at UNC football practice
midday Momipg' iie
UNC as get for tFj
Goals outlined to fight owners
Mesidents discontent over rent increase
' From staff reports
Several residents of Glen Lennox Apartments, discon
tent over recent increases in rent, met Monday night and
outlined goals for fighting the apartment complex man
agement. Qaiming that over 10 percent of the complex's resi
dents have moved out in the past two weeks, the resi
dents complained about rents for the apartmentswhich
they said had gone up as much as $90 per month since
Kathy Lenski, a student in medical school and one of
the group's organizers, said the purpose of Monday
night's meeting, attended by 120 residents, was to or
ganize tenants, to invite owners Frank Kenan and Clay
Hamner to a future meeting and to keep rent down.
Lenski said a long-range goal of the group was to
change state laws, that do not protect tenants against
rent increases like the ones at Glen Lennox.
Lenski estimated that 40 tenants had vacated their
Gleh Lennox apartments in the last two weeks. .
Lenski said she received a letter from general manager
Ralph Bass in May, in response to an inquiry she had
made after hearing rumors about possible rent increases.
She said Bass' reply read, in part: "There are no imme
diate plans to increase rent, especially at an increase of
$50. There is no basis for this rumor."
But Lenski said she received notice of an impending
rent increase within six weeks of receipt of Bass letter.
Kenan and Hamner bought the complex last spring at
a cost of $6 million. It had been owned for' 31 years by
the Muirhead and Hobbs families.
Lenski, Maria Leon, Don Liner, Bill Schell and Kevin
Zimmer are acknowledged leaders of the group of te
nants opposing the rent increases.
The complex is located in the Glen Lennox area of
Chapel Hill, on N.C. 54 east.
By FRANCES SILVA
Dill Staff Writer
A camera crew from CBS's "Sunday
Morning" spent the day canvassing the
UNC campus Tuesday as they prepared .
a story focusing on desegregation to be
broadcast at 9 a.m. Sept. 13.
Anchorman Ed Rabel said CBS chose
UNC as the site of the story because of
the desegregation suit recently settled in
"The Reagan administration gives
North Carolina the freedom to operate
the university system under less strin
gent terms," he said. "We're here to
take a look ar what's happening here
where the student population is 90 per
cent white and 10 percent minority."
Today the crew will travel to the tra
ditionally black campus at North Caro
lina Central University to get a sample
of opinions and a sense of how the stu
dents feel about the decree.
Rabel said he did not know if the con
troversy surrounding the clause in the
decree, which requires that all professors
at the five predominantly black cam
puses have Ph.Ds, would be included in
While on the Chapel Hill campus,
the crew spent time filming many Caro
lina sites including students in class
rooms, the varsity cheerleaders, football
and Black Student Movement Gospel
Choir practices. Rabel also interviewed
"It's something that really needed to
be done prior to the consent decree,"
BSM Chairperson Mark Canady said.
"Judging from the way Mr. Rabel
handled the interview, the story will be
, a fair representation," he added.
Student Body President Scott Nor
berg also spoke with Rabel.
The crew will return to New York
Friday to put the report together for
airing Sunday on the program an
chored by former Daily Tar Heel editor
"The story will have no editorial opi
nion. It will set out the facts," said
Hunt? Helms join forces
t o b e gin fund - ra is ing for
light house preserva Ho n.
The Associated Press
RALEIGH Gov. Jim Hunt and Sen. Jesse
Helms, R-N.C, met Tuesday to begin a bipartisan
fund-raising effort to preserve the historic Cape
Hunt and Helms, considered possible opponents in
the 1984 U.S. Senate race, are jointly heading up the
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Committee.
"The Cape Hatteras lighthouse has brought all of
us together from different parts of our state as
well as from different political parties," Hunt said in
"Whatever our differences, we are united today
(Tuesday) in our determination that this majestic and
historic landmark will be preserved for future genera
tions." Committee members from all 100 counties were
scheduled to hold an organizational meeting and
luncheon, with speakers including Hunt, Helms and
Grandfather Mountain promoter Hugh Morton,
another leader of the committee.
Television commercials seeking support for the
lighthouse effort already have been aired by the Con
gressional Club. The group, a political organization
built around Helms, has lent its support to the light
Hunt said the committee had a goal of raising $1
million. The amount would not be enough to finance
attempts to protect the lighthouse from the en
croaching ocean, Hunt said, but it would be enough
to demonstrate to the National Park Service that the
people of North Carolina wanted the lighthouse to be
Several methods of preserving the lighthouse have
been proposed, including construction of a seawall
around the structure. The ocean at Cape Hatteras
has pushed to within 50 to 60 feet of the base of the
"This is more than just some old lighthouse,"
Hunt said. "It has stood since December of 1870,
and it is a part of North Carolina's history." .
Helms, speaking with reporters before meeting
with Hunt, said he did not consider their meeting
unusual because they had Worked together previously
on projects with the state.
"He may be a little more partisan than I am, but
we've always gotten along fine," Helms said.
Helms also said he hoped the committee could
raise more than $1 million, and perhaps could raise
enough to pay for the entire preservation project.
"I hope the people of North Carolina will respond
in a way so that we wouldn't even have to call on the
federal government," Helms said.
Morton told, committee members he hoped the
group would raise $1 million by the end of the year.
He said the group was not concerned with which
method the park service chose to save the lighthouse.
Historic Czpe Hsttcras lighthousa to
... fund-raising efforts started
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