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Volume tj, Issue fty
Friday, September 11, 1931 Chape! Hill, North Carolina
By JOHN CONWAY
DTH Staff Writer
It's not enough that they spy on our team.
Now they've stolen our ram.
Pilfered from the peaceful pastures of the
Hogan family farm in Orange County, our be
loved Ramses has been the victim of a heist ,
allegedly committed by students from East
Carolina, UNC's football opponent Saturday.
Ramses, the descendent of rams who have
been UNC mascots since November 8, 1924,
was last seen by his keeper Bob Hogan three
days ago, wandering about the pasture he
shares with several cows.
When Hogan went to Ramses' pasture land f
yesterday to clean and feed the mascot, he
discovered the ram was missing.
. "It's hard to keep up with him now,"
Hogan said. "I reckon I need me a jail."
This is not the first incident of Carolina
mascot mischief. Several years ago Ramses
was the victim of an ECU theft. Not long after
he was recovered, Devils from Duke snatched
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As the 1931 football season begins, Ramses has disappeared ...
... It's hoped that UNC's mascot will return by kick-off time
the popular mascot. Hogan said that the cul
prits followed him home one evening before
that football game.
The Hogans have tried to keep the UNC
landmark secure. Ramses is periodically
moved around in his cow pasture, like an MX
missile being moved to escape detection. Oc
casionally he spends the night in a barn, but
Hogan said the pasture was the safest place.
In past ram theft cases, Ramses has turned
up shortly before or after the game. He was
handed over a few years ago to a fraternity.
Hogan isn't really worried about the animal's
safety. But, he may return with purple and
gold horns. .
There is one consolation for Bob Hogan.
"I don't have to clean him and take him to
the game, so that's OK," Hogan said. After
the recapture of the missing mascot, Hogan
plans to clean him well and repaint his horns
blue and white for next week's game with
Miami of Ohio.
EC U demies spying claims
By CLIFTON BARNES
DTH Sports Editor
Tempers flared Wednesday when there were
allegations that East Carolina football coaches
were spying ort the UNC football practice. But
Thursday things calmed down a bit at least
on the surface.
North Carolina athletic director John
Swofford phoned East Carolina athletic direc
tor Ken Karr Thursday morning at the urging
of UNC head coach Dick Crum.
Sports information director Rick Brewer
said that Swofford reported a good conversa
tion. Swofford would only say that-he con
sidered the case closed. Crum said any further
comments would have to come from
At East Carolina Thursday, assistant athle
tic director for Public Relations Ken Smith
said that there was no reason for athletic direc
tor Karr to make a comment and that Karr did
not want to get into the picture.
However, one source implied that Karr was
going to have a talk with ECU head coach Ed
Emory about the charges.
Karr was out of his office most of the day
and late in the day his secretary said he had
called to say he would not come back. Smith
s&d Karfwas oh his way out of town and
would be in Chapel Hill for the game Saturday
before returning to Greenville.
Smith said there would be no further state
ments from Emory. The only reason Emory
said anything was that the press had badgered
him, Smith said.
"People here are a little bit surprised and
astonished that Carolina would make such al
legations," Smith said. "A grudge match is
already there. It doesn't need any more fuel
on the fire."
Injured Tar Heel player. Ken Saylors and
Dean of the UNC Law School Kenneth Broun
both said that they could positively identify
- See ECU on page 2
- The Associated Press
WASHINGTON Congressional economists, less
optimistic than the Reagan administration, said Thurs-
day the 1982 federal budget deficit could top $65
billion, more than $20 billion above the president's
. Alice Rivlin, director of the Congressional Budget
Office, also said balancing the budget in 1984, as the
Reagan administration has vowed to do, would require
difficult and painful spending cuts beyond the unpre
cedented reductions approved by the House and Sen
ate earlier this year.
. Despite a gloomy assessment of federal spending
and interest rates, Rivlin presented the House Budget
Committee with other economic assumptions she said
"contrast sharply with the unfavorable economic de
velopments of the past several years."
She forecast economic growth of about 4 percent
for next year, with inflation moderating to a rate of
about 7 percent by the end of the year and a slight re
duction in the rate of unemployment.
But Rivlin said interest rates, "although lower
than in 1981, would remain high in 1982" averag
ing between llpercent and 13.4 percent for three
month Treasury bills.
And on the subject of spending, she said the 1982
deficit would be $60 billion to $70 billion, far larger
than the administration's public estimate of $42.5
billion. For 1984, she calculated a deficit of $35 bil
lion to $65 billion, barring new cutbacks or increases
in revenues. ,
Her report on the size of the federal deficit and in
terest rates dovetailed with concern expressed by Re
publicans returning to Washington after a month-long
One powerful Republican senator, Budget Com
mittee Chairman Pete Domenici of New Mexico, is
arguing privately for cuts in defense and deeper cuts
in entitlement programs such as Social Security, vet
erans' and other retirement programs, welfare and
Medicare and Medicaid. These politically popular
f programs rise as mflatwn-ris, and in the of
some experts, the budget cannot be brought into con
trol unless they are cut back.
"Entitlements, painful as it is to attack them, must
be addressed in a significant way," Domenici wrote
Senate Republican Leader Howard Baker in a mem
orandum late last month.
The memo and an accompanying blueprint for
budget cuts developed by the Budget Committee staff,
also indicated that budget director David Stockman
favors cuts of about $13 billion in defense and another
$10 billion elsewhere in the budget for 1982. But the
memo indicated Stockman favors delaying attempts
to cut the politically sensitive entitlement programs
until after next year's congressional elections to im
prove the GOP's chances at the polls.
. The president is expected to call for a new round of
spending cuts next week, including a reduction in his
proposed defense buildup, as he attempts to meet his
target of a 1982 budget deficit of $42.5 billion and a
light surplus in 1984.
In her appearance before the House Budget Com
mittee, Rivlin said "budget balance will not be at
tained by 1984 unless the proposed growth of defense
spending is curtailed, non-defense'spehding is scaled
back even further or increases in revenues are gener
ated." ' ' ' '.
If the aclrrunistration goes ahead with its plans for
military spending and continues payments to indi
viduals required under existing law, "you would sim
ply have to close down the rest of the government"
to balance the budget in 1984, she said.
Her assessment prompted Rep. James Jones,
D-Okla., the House Budget Committee chairman, to
criticize the Reagan administration's economic poli
cies. ' '
"There is little pleasure to be derived from warn
ings unheeded," said Jones, a prominent opponent
of the president's economic policies. "I can only
hope that the American people soon will recognize
the economic fiasco we face."
But Rep. Ralph Regula, R-Ohio, attributing the
forecast of an improved economy to the president's
policies, said, "The glass is really half full instead of
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At weekend conventions
Political endorsements to be reconsidered
By KATHERINE LONG
DTH Staff Writer
Two state employees' groups will hold separate con
ventions this weekend and decide whether to form poli
tical action committees to endorse and support candi
dates for state offices.
The North Carolina State Employees Association,
which includes 1,200 UNC employees, and the North
Carolina State Government Employees Association both
rejected a similar proposal about two years ago.
"State employees have not been treated fairly this
year," said Arch Laney, director of the NCSGEA,
which is made up of 12,500 transportation and correc
tions employees. "We need to voice our opinion a little
bit." ' '
Laney said state employees received no pay raise this
year and worked under an "unfair and counterproduc
tive" allotment of state vehicles.
Laney emphasized that any political action committee
was in the "very, very embryonic stage."
The group would endorse candidates and contribute
funds to their campaigns, Laney said. . -
"We want politicians to consider adequate salary in
creases and protect benefits we have gained," said Don
Jones, a member of NCSE, the 25,000-member sister or
ganization. "We'll be keeping a friend in (the legislature),
so to speak," he said.
Jones said it was becoming an accepted practice for
business and employee groups to organize and support ,
candidates who vote according to their group's interests.
When a group tried to form seveal years ago, there
was not as much competition for the dollar in the
General Assembly as there is today, Jones said. Now, he
believes tight budgets will make state employees think
seriously about supporting candidates who will look
after their interests.
"It's just the changing times," he said, noting the ex
istence of employee political action groups in other
states, including California, Maryland and Texas.
But one member of the NCSE said he did not think a
political action committee would be favored by the
group when it met in Winston-Salem this weekend.
Russell Perry, past president of the group and now
UNC Housing Department's associate director of opera
tions, said a political action committee could generate
bad publicity. - -
"We remember who our friends are, but we don't try
to punish our enemies," Perry said of the group's pre
sent system of collecting information about each candi
date,, printing it and giving it to the group's members.
"We don't want a hit list.
"We have never actually endorsed any candidate, and
I'm not too sure we're going to do that this year," he
Perry said pay raises that never passed the legislature's
summer session led to serious consideration of the action
When Perry was president of the organization, the po
litical action committee was proposed on a very low-key
level, he. said. ' '
Alex Brock, executive secretary and director of the
state Board of Elections, said it was legal for a group of
state employees to endorse and give money to candidates
as long as they followed strict state guidelines.
But Brock said although groups had been formed in a
number of states, he doubted there would ever be a
similar organization in North Carolina.
"There are no such unions in North Carolina," he
said. "People here are non-militant and usually docile."
Brock said he did not think a political action group
would have an effect on state, elections because they
would not have sufficient funding. ,
"There are 175 legislators, and you've got to raise an
awful lot of money to influence them," he said.
See GROUPS on page 4
Thomas Brylawski, associate professor in math department
... Rubik's Cube has caused stir with mathematicians
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Storm hits nuzzle world
cube frustrates millions
By LIS BETH LEVINE
DTH Staff Writer
Closet Cubies can now come out of hid
ing. There may be a medical explanation
for the constant urge to have a certain
brightly colored, 3-inch by 3-inch by 3-inch
Douglas Hofstadter, writing in the
March, 1981 , issue of Scientific American,
called the disease Cubitis magikia, and
described it as "a severe mental disorder
accompanied by itching of the fingertips
that can be relieved only by prolonged
contact" with a Rubik's Cube. The
strange quality of the disease is that the
cube is both its cause and cure.
Rubik's Cube has apparently frustrated
millions since Erno Rubik invented it. in
1974. Ideal Toy Corporation, which man
ufactures the original Rubik's Cube, pro
duced 4.5 million of them last year, and
expects to increase production in 1981.
Luck will not help solve the cube. "There
is no way to solve the cube by trial and
error," said Thomas Brylawski, associate
professor in the math department at Cha
There are 43,252,003,274,489,856,600
possible color combinations of the cube.
There are many ways to actually solve"
the cube. John Wilson, a graduate student
and teaching assistant in the math depart
ment, said that he liked to try different
methods to solve the cube. He said his
record time was 1:59.
Wilson said he started working seriously
on the cube last summer.
"There are really two puzzles in the
cube," he said. "The first is to match the
colors, and the second is to figure out the
cube is constructed.-It's really amazing
when you think about it."
Brylawski, a member of the math de
partment since 1970, said he received the
cube as a gift and didn't give it much at
tention until he was in Italy last summer.
See CUBE on page 4 ,
Mobile home retains its'
uniqueness amidst ioca
shops"' and restaurants
By ANNA TATE
DTH Staff Writer
The average Sunday stroller who walks
along East Franklin Street probably never
notices the small mobile home neatly tuck-
ed away in.the woods at 1525 E. Franklin
Street. ' '.' . ...
The trailer, situated on more than an
acre of wooded land, is one of the few-'
mobile homes left within the Chapel Hill
town limits due to the town's zoning ordi
nance adopted May 12, 1981. '
Although the trailer does not meet the
ordinance's criteria, the mobile home is
allowed to stay at its original location,
since it predates the ordinance. But the
trailer cannot be moved to any other place
within the town limits, and if destroyed, it
may only be replaced by a trailer that does
meet the zoning criteria.
" . But the trailer is not an average, run of
the mill mobile home. In fact, the present
renters of the trailer, John Kedekein and
Les Wagoner II, have created a home fit
for Southern Living out of the 1950s Oak
"We saw potential in the trailer," Wag
oner said. "We saw it for what it could
become not for what it was."
Kedekein and Wagoner, who moved to
Chapel Hill from San Francisco, Calif.,
last November, rent the 8 feet-by-40 feet
long trailer from owner Eng-Shang Huang
for $120 per month.
"It's much better than renting an apart
ment," said Wagoner, "because it is less
expensive and it offers all the conveniences
of country and city life."
The location is especially good because
the trailer is only 2 Vi miles from Wagoner's
office at the University Printing Depart
ment, which includes composition for The
Daily Tar Heel.
It was a long, hard struggle to make a
home out of the small trailer. When Kede
kein and Wagoner moved in last Chris
mas Eve, the place was in bad condition.
"The yard was like a jungle," Kedekein
said. "We literally had to get down on
our hands and knees for hours to pull up
six to ten inches of honeysuckle and pine
needles in order to clear the land."
The two planted every type of shrub and
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Les Wagoner (left) and John Kedekein at trailer on Franklin Street
... one of few mobile homes left because of zoning ordinance
bush imaginable everything from gar
denias and fig trees to dogwoods and
As if fixing up the yard was not enough
work, they had to make the small trailer
comfortable for two men over six feet tall.
Every cubic inch of available space had to
be utilized as efficiently as possible.
"When we walked into the empty trailer,
we felt like we were in a casket, because it
felt so small and because of the old, curved
birch wood paneling," Wagoner said.
"But now, after a few changes, it's like
living in a womb."
Even though space is limited, Kedekein
and Wagoner have managed to find room
for antiques, 3,000 books, an aquarium,
a green snake, a praying mantis, three
Labrador Retriever puppies, gourmet cook
ing utensils and a pet turtle named Ibis This.
Although the owner may eventually sell
the land for condominiums, Kedekein and
Wagoner said they hoped to remain in their
home for some time to come.