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Volume Issue cjjjF
Wednesday, September 16, 1S31
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By JONATHAN SMYLIE
DTH Staff Writer
Elections Board Chairman Mark Jacobson announced his se
lection of board members Tuesday, calling the 13 appointees an
impressive group of students.
"I really believe that this is the most talented Elections Board
I have ever seen here,' Jacobson said.
Thirty-five students had applied for the positions. "I was
amazed at the quality of people that applied," he said. "Most of
the people had a definite interest in the Elections Board."
The 13 students appointed display leadership qualities and
have good personalities, he said.
"I think this board will work well together and that was an
important consideration," Jacobson said.
"I wanted people who demonstrated an understanding of the
election process and who were willing to put lots of time into
it," he said.
Appointments include: Chris Cox, a sophomore from Fayette
ville, who worked as publicity chairman of Scott College; Tim
Terrell, a junior from High Point, who worked with local
elections in his hometown; Susan Joyce, a graduate student
from St. Petersburg, Fla., who served as Student Body Vice
President and chairperson of the Senate Affairs and Ethics
Committee at the University of Florida; Stan Evans, a junior
from German Town, Tenn., who was on the National Affairs
Committee of the Executive Branch and is now on the Student
Facility Relationship Committee; and Katherine Reid, a junior
from Boston, Mass., who worked on a Carolina Athletic Asso
ciation election campaign last year.
Also chosen were: Grace Emerson, a junior from Siler City,
who was a Campus Governing Council representative last year
and worked on the Elections Laws Review Committee; Bob
Ware Jr., a 'junior from Reidsville, who worked on a student
body president campaign last year; Gregory Kutrow, a sopho
more from Wilmington, who is on the Chancellor's Committee
on Scholarship Awards and Student Aid; Leigh Walter, a sopho
more from Hendersonville, who was active in student elections
at his high school; Larry Warner, a junior from Walkertown,
who worked with local elections in his hometown; Neel Latti
more, a junior from Shelby, who was Student Body Vice Presi
dent at Brevard Junior College; Sean Alvarez, a junior from
Fayetteville, who worked on a student body president campaign
last spring; and Richard Pattisall Jr., a sophomore wE6 was on
the Elections Board last year.
Only one other member of last year's board, Thomas Sharpe,
applied to be on the new board. ..
Jacobson said that Sharpe had applied to be an auxiliary, non
voting member, but was not accepted.
"After reading his interview with The Daily Tar Heel, I was
not sure he could work effectively with the board or with me in
particular and with Student Government in general," Jacobson
The appointments will be presented to the Rules and Judiciary
Committee of CGC next week and must be approved by the full
council before they become effective.
than 1980 totals
By RICHARD FLYNN
DTH Staff Writer
School is back in full swing, and with the shortage
of on-campiis parking, more bicycles frequently ap
pear around Chapel Hill biker and motorist are a
little leery of each other already.
The number of reported 1981 accidents is down,
however, from last year's figures. According to the
Chapel Hill Police Department, there have been only
19 accidents this year, with 16 resulting in injuries,
down from last year's total of 21 accidents and 20
injuries from January to August.
The reason for the decline is that people are mak
ing a more concentrated effort to work together and
look out for one another, crime prevention officer
Richard C. Butler said Tuesday.
Butler offered some safety tips for bikers to follow,
especially in' heavy traffic.
"The thing we stress here is that the rules of the
road apply to bikes as well as to motor vehicles," he
said. Intersections present the greatest hazards for
bikers, Butler said, and stoplight and stop sign viola
tions are the biggest problems.
Also, left turns present danger for both bicyclist
and driver. The proper way to make a left turn when
riding a bicycle, Butler said, is to ride completely
across the street from the right side, then walk the
bicycle across the intersection.
Cyclists should also try to stay to the right of traf
fic and, preferably, use a bike path, Butler said.
"Courtesy requires a bicyclist to ride to the right."
"They (cyclists) don't realize the most minor inci
dent involving a vehicle that size usually results in the
cyclist losing," Butler said, adding that usually chan
ces are 50-50 that neither driver nor biker is looking
out for the other. "Every circumstance we look at is
different," he said.
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To welcome Jack Nicklaus to Chapel Hill,
this balloon lifted off from Finley Golf
Course Tuesday afternoon. A sign across
the side read: Tarheel Golf ACC Champi
ons Welcome Jack Nicklaus.' He came to
Chapel Hill to raise money for the Univer
sity golf program.
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON The Senate Judicia
ry Committee' approved Sandra Day
O'Connor's historic nomination to the
Supreme Court Tuesday. The 17-0 vote
clears the way for her Senate confirmation,
The 51-year-old Arizona appeals court
judge, the first woman appointed to the
high court, is to be sworn in late this month
in time to take her seat with the other
justices when the court starts its new term
Sen. Jeremiah Denton, R-Ala., was the
only committee member who did not vote
to recommend her confirmation. He said
he had not learned enough about her con
stitutional views on abortion to support
her nomination. Rather than oppose her,
Denton voted "present."
Sen. John East, R-N.C, who had said
in advance he would support her nomina
tion only if Mrs. O'Connor revealed her
views on abortion, voted "yes." -
East said he believed "down in my heart
of hearts" she would have opposed the
majority Supreme Court opinion legalizing
abortion in 1973 if she has been a member
of the court then.
In her testimony, O'Connor expressed
personal "repugnance" to abortion and
said she wouldn't have one, but declined
to provide any legal opinion of the 1973
East said hearing O'Connor express per
sonal support for the death penalty and
opposition to busing for racial desegrega
tion convinced him that "we have found a
conservative woman of conservative instincts."
Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C, the
committee chairman, said O'Connor had
demonstrated during her testimony all of
the "good qualities" needed to become a
good Supreme Court justice.
Thurmond said a confirmation vote in
the full Senate probably would be schedul
ed for Friday.
The Judiciary Committee represents a
broad spectrum of political opinion and
O'Connor drew general praise from liberal
and conservatives alike.
But Denton said abortion was such an
important issue there was nothing wrong
with making it the lone criteria in deciding
whether to confirm O'Connor.
During last week's hearings, O'Connor
said she did not want to prejudice any rul
ings she might make on the court, and so
gave the committee little insight as to how
she might vote on specific issues likely to
reach the nine justices.
, As a result, Denton said, "I4cnow very
little about Judge O'Connor's opinions on
the great legal issues of the day."
East also said he was supporting the
nomination because O'Connor was nomi
nated by President Ronald Reagan and "I
suspect he knows things that I don't
The full Senate is likely to consider the
nomination with only nominal opposition
Prior to Tuesday's committee action,
O'Connor's swearing-in ceremony was
scheduled for Sept. 25. The high court
begins its fall session 10 days later, the first
Monday in October.
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By SCOTT BOLEJACK
DTH Staff Writer
About 270 undergraduates who filed their
financial aid applications before the March 1,
1981, deadline have not received their funds
for the fall semester, Eleanor Morris, director
of the University's Student Aid office, said
The reason for the delay is that the Univer
sity has not received completed Student Eligi
bility Reports from those students. Morris said
once the forms arrived funds would be made
Meanwhile, the University is doing what it
can to help the students involved. Emergency
funds are being issued and tuition and housing
fees are being deferred until the students re
ceive their money, Morris said.
"If students come in and ask for emergency
funds, we are helping them," she said.
Kathy Thomas of the University Cashier's
Office, said that students receiving more than
$1,200 in aid were allowed to pay their tuition
and housing whenever the funds arrived.
Those students receiving less than $1,200 have
to talk with someone in the Cashier's Office
All the students involved will be permitted
to finish the fall semester even if their bills are
not paid, but Morris said they would not be
allowed to preregbter for the spring semester
until their accounts were settled.
Another 315 students, both graduates and
undergraduates, filed their applications after
the deadline and probably will not receive aid,
"We can't assure them money because
we're running out," she said. "We've already
referred 220 graduate students to the guaran
teed loan program."
About the only chance late filers have of
receiving aid is if those students already allot
ted funds do not pick them up.
Courtesy also is required of the motorist, however.
Ann Van Meter, a UNC senior, said, "Sometimes the
drivers aren't very courtesous. They don't give you
your share of the road."'
Not all accidents involving bicycles happen in the
.middle of a busy intersection, either. Jenny Bauman,
a junior biology major, went over a bicycle's handle
bars in the driveway of her apartment complex.
A helmet may have saved Bauman's life. "If I
hadn't had the helmet on, it would've been a different
story," she said. ,
With all the offenses that cyclists often commit,
police rarely prosecute, preferring to use "passive
enforcement," as officer Butler said, usually in the
form of a warning. A cyclist will' not usually be
charged with a violation unless "that person has jeo
pardized himself, jeopardized another person, or
unless ... in the officer's discretion, there are circum
stances that should be heard in court."
Occasionally, serious offenses do happen. For in
stance, it is possible to be charged with driving under
the influence while riding a bike.
"One guy even had a careless and reckless (charge),
and was convicted," Butler said.
White, male, out-of-staters prominent
By LYNN THOMSON
DTH Staff Writer :
There is no sure way to become a campus
leader or any exact way of measuring who is
a leader but an informal survey of 14 student
notables reveals that a leader is very likely to
be a white male from outside North Carolina.
The only woman on the list is Laura Sheets .
Campus Governing Council Rules and Judicial
Committee chairperson. Sheets said she. was
surprised to be the only woman on the list.
"Considering the number of women on
campus, I find it hard to believe that there
aren't more in higher positions," she said.
She said that she had never felt a bias
against her as a woman and said that people
were open to the women on campus.
There are five blacks on the list of leaders.
They are CGC speaker ElChino Martin,
Black Student Movement President Mark
Canady, Black Ink editor John Hinton,
Carolina Union President Larry Ellis and
Senior Class President John Goodwin.
' There are seven non-North Carolina
residents on the campus leaders list; They are ,
DTH editor Jim Hummel and Phoenix editor
Thomas Jessiman, both from Massachusetts;
Student Body President Scott Nprberg, from
Washington, D.C.; CGC Student Affairs
Committee chairperson Robert Anthony,
from New York; Elections Board chairman
Mark Jacobson, from Minnesota; Canady,
from Michigan; and, Ellis, from New Jersey.
No one would say why there was such a
disproportionate number of northern stu
dents in campus leadership positions. Most
said they thought it was a coincidence,
especially since it bad not been this way in
years past. " -
Other leaders are CGC Finance Commit
tee chairperson Mike Vandenbergh, Yackety
Yack editor Greg Dinkins and Student Su-
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preme Court justice Roy Cooper. They are all
white males from North Carolina.
Five of the 14 are members of Chi Psi fra
ternity. They are Norberg, Vandenbergh,
Dinkins, Jacobson and Goodwin. .
. Dinkins said that being a Chi Psi had help
ed him achieve what he had because he had
' gained confidence from his experiences there.
The . editor of the yearbook is chosen by
the Media Board, and Dinkins said that pa
tronage or fraternity favoritism had nothing
J to do with it.
"Talking with people (at the Chi Psi lodge)
who are intelligent, well-versed, well-read, I
became comfortable with them. It helped with'
interviews, presenting a case to the CGC, etc.,"
he said. ! 4
The leaders on the list live in varied places
in Chapel ill. jThree live in the Chi Psi
Lodge; fout live in dormitories. The others
are scattered around in houses and apart
ments. Most are within walking distance of
Hummel, a senior, has managed to win in
the lottery and b in the same room in. Old
East Residence Hall that he occupied as a
freshman. He said that he stayed there
because he enjoyed the location. But he said
that he spent less time there every year as he
spent more time in the DTH office.
Jessiman -said that he, too, spent a great
deal of time in his office and that was one
reason that he enjoyed his apartment near
campus. He said he liked the privacy of hav
ing his own room but enjoyed having more
than one room to live in as in a dormitory.
Norberg said that he enjoyed living in the
Chi Psi Lodge because it is fun. "It's con
venient and it's a great bunch of guys," he
Norberg shares a room with Senior Class
president John Goodwin.