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Wednesday, November 4, 1981The Daily Tar Heel3
UNC Press publishes scholarly works
By CATHY VVARRKN
1)111 Staff Writer
Tucked away on Boundary Street in Brooks Hall
is a small but distinguished publishing establish
ment called The University of North Carolina Press.
Its operation is similar to that of any publishing
company, said director Matthew Hodgson, except
that it does not publish fiction, textbooks or books
about current events. It also has a special affinity
for books about North Carolina and the South.
"Content is much more important than to write
in a clever, zippy way," Hodgson said. The ma
jority of books published by the UNC Press are
scholarly works, he said.
Hodgson said the UNC Press avoided being too
hasty in publishing books about contemporary .
subjects, whether it is criticism of an author who is
still writing or of an event in recent history, such as
the Greensboro Communist-Klan shootout.
"We've had 10 to 15 young reporters come in
and ask if we would publish a book about it (the
shootout)," he said. "That's still in the courts. We
want to wait until there is documentation."
Mixed in with such scholarly titles as Borges and
His Fiction by Gene H. Bell-Villada and The Devil
and Commodity Fetishism in South America, by
Michael Taussig are David Sticks' The Outer
Banks of North Carolina and Patsy Moore Ginns'
Rough Weather Makes Good Timber, a book of
North Carolinian tales and reminiscences.
New this fall is Understandings by Paul Kwilecki,
a book of photographs of Decatur County,
Georgia and An Artist 's Catch, Frank Stick's col
lection of watercolors of fish which was sent to
Japan for printing to get expert rendering of the
watercolors in print.
Authors of these books are scholars from all
over the country and "gentlemen scholars," peo
. pie of any occupation who have developed their
interest in some facet of North Carolina to an
In the field of scholarly publications, authors
send their books to university publishers known
for publishing in their particular field.
. "It's a shared experience," Hodgson said. "We
send some books up to Chicago, (for example),
and they send some down to us.
"Two-thirds of the books published here are
written by scholars elsewhere," he said.
The UNC Press is particularly well known in the
field of classics and certain areas of history. In
music history, professor William Newman's His
tory of the Sonata and History of the Oratorio are
"standard books read throughout the world,"
In an article in the October 18 New York Times
Book Review, the UNC Press was ranked by a
Princeton colleague among big presses such as
Harvard and Yale.
The article also noted the press' track record for
publishing outstanding books in American history.
and the press' commitment to "a critical examina
tion of Southern life" in the 20' s and 30's, when
the UNC Press became a center for such studies.
Its examination of education, land use, tenant
farming, mill villages, child labor, textile unions,
chain gangs, lynching and race relations during
that period "brought -support from Northern
foundations and praise from eminent scholars,"
the article read;
At present this commitment to regional publica
tions is continued in the interest of the UNC Press
in what Hodgson calls "books about our back
yard." Books about wildflowers, North Carolina his
tory, biographies, ghost stories and folk tales are
included in this group.
Their authors are "gentlemen scholars" of
varying occupations such as banking, real estate
and advertising, Hodgson said.
"They are people who have some leisure time
and frequently some money" he said.
One example is David Sticks who is a real estate
agent living at Cape Hatteras and the author of
Graveyard of the Atlantic and Outer Banks of
North Carolina. .
Founded in 1922, the UNC Press is one of about
70 university presses in the country, about 30 of
which are active, Hodgson said. He qualifies active
presses as those which publish over 30 books yearly.
Some only put out six or seven books a year.
The UNC Press published 58 books last year,
but cutbacks in library funding will force it to cut
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... books are scholarly works rather than fiction; textbooks or current material
back on publication this year. "We won't be able to expand our list this year,"
"Our chief market is large libraries," Hodgson said Gwen Duffey, managing editor. She estimated
said. "Their funds for acquisition this year are that the number of books published would drop to
static or cut." 35 this year.
New sickle cell
.The Comprehensive Sickle Cell Pro
gram of the North Carolina Memorial
Hospital operates a center designed to
care for persons with sickle cell anemia.
The center, with a staff consisting of he
matologists, nurses and counselors, en
ables sickle cell patients to receive many
types of services.
"We are attempting to inform sickle
cell patients of the many services available
to them," said Dr. Lee R. Berkowitz, a
hematologist with the program, which
opened two weeks ago. "We have set up a
clinic where people from the student body,
the faculty or the community can come to
receive proper treatment.".
Berkowitz said the treatment process
began when a person came to the clinic to
see a hematologist, and a medical assess
ment was done. A social worker also talks
to the patient. "The patients then see a
group of people who work with the state
sickle cell program before talking to our
program director," Berkowitz said.
"Next, the blood and lab work is done.
"We try to integrate all the information
we have received to give the patient all the
help we can," Berkowitz said.
. Coordinator Sue Sparrow said the pro
gram was important to the University, be
cause it informed black students arid fac
ulty of medical and social services avail
able to them. "We felt that blacks should
know that the program is here," Sparrow
said. "Due to a large black population in
this area, the rate of sickle cell anemia is
rather high," she said.
, KYLE MARSHALL
Blood drive set
for noon today
A Red Cross Blood Mobile is schedul
ed for noon to 5 p.m. today at the Chi Psi
fraternity. The Blood Mobile, sponsored
by the fraternity, is to be held at 321 Cam
. eron Ave. All students are urged to donate
for the record
In "Series of Brazilian films to be
shown," (DTH, Tuesday, Nov. 3), the
story incorrectly reported the film Black
Orpheus would be shown Tuesday. The
film is tonight at 8 p.m. in the Union
Auditorium. The DTH regrets the error.
Counties say their needs ignored
By ALAN CHAPPLE
DTH Staff Writer
Rumblings of discontent have been
circulating around many of North
Carolina's northeastern counties re
cently, and officials in many of those
counties are bringing into the open
complaints that state officials in Ral
eigh have been ignoring their needs.
"We've been left out of a lot of
things by the state government in the
past," said W. Raleigh Carver, chair
man of the Pasquotank Board of
County Commissioners. "But we're a
part of North Carolina, and as far as
I'm concerned, we're going to stay
At a meeting of the Hertford Coun
ty Industrial Development Commis
sion in Murfreesboro last month,
comments were made pointing out the
economic plight of northeast North
Carolina. Though the comments
which threatened secession of some
northeast counties to Virginia were
made in jest, many officials have said
the criticisms were justified.
"We're true and loyal Tar Heels,"
said Wayne Deal, Hertford County
manager. "We just want Raleigh (the
Hunt administration) to know that we
are here and would like some attention
The problems faced by the north
east primarily revolve around a lack of
industry and a poor road system in the
"In that portion of the state the ma
jor problem is a lack of economic de
velopment," said Brent Hackney,
press secretary for Gov. Jim Hunt.
"But this administration has made an
all-out commitment to help the north
east." The governor's office and the state
Department of Commerce have made
efforts to attract industry to the area,
and their success has been evidenced
by the proposed building of a Cum-mings-Case
diesel engine plant in
Whitakers, near Rocky Mount.
Because of the lack of jobs, many
northeasterners work in nearby Vir
ginia. The Tidewater area around
Norfolk, Va., offers employment in its
shipyards, in a Ford plant and in con
struction. "Northeast North Carolina has
many natural ties with Tidewater,"
Deal said, "and we need to take a look
at our relationship with Virginia."
Deal maintained, however, that his
region needed an influx of employ
"We don't have all the jobs we
need," he said. "We've been doing a
lot of homework to attract new indus
try. We know we will have to help the
state in its effort to help us."
Recent cuts in state highway funds
also may hinder the region's fattempt
to attract outside industry.
"We really need better roads," Car
ver said. He said without major high
ways and easy access to the area,
many industries were hesitant about
moving to the northeastern area of the
Hackney said the governor was
aware of the region's need for better
roads, but because of the national
budget cuts, he said, the funding was
"We're trying to help them out in
terms of new roads, but money is
awfully tight," he said.
"This administration has made a
real and sincere commitment," he
said. "We're trying to buck a lot of
years of history here. It's not some
thing'that's going to change overnight."
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The Associated Press
WASHINGTON Retired diplomat
John J. McCloy said Tuesday the 120,000
people of Japanese ancestry interned by
the United States during World War II
were due neither reparations nor an
McCloy, 87, who was assistant secre
tary of war at the time, said the suffering
by Japanese-Americans and Japanese
aliens was no worse than what others un
derwent in the stress of war.
He spoke forcefully for nearly four
hours before the Commission on War
time Relocation and Internment of Civi
lians. The panel was created by Congress to
recommend whether, the United States
should compensate those who lost their
jobs, homes, farms and often their
dignity because the government as
sumed their loyalty could not be counted
McCloy said the uprooting of the peo
ple of Japanese origin from their West
Coast homes was decided upon by men
like President Franklin D. Roosevelt and
Secretary of War Henry Stimson, who
could not be accused of racism.
"It sends me up the wall when some
one suggests we ought to apologize for.
what they did," he said.
He said everyone made sacrifices, in
cluding those who gave up everything to
join the Army.
"Is there not a big distinction between
serving your country as you and I did
and being stigmatized as disloyal?"
asked former Supreme Court Justice
Arthur J. Goldberg, a commission mem
ber. McCloy replied, "All of us suffered.
People who died on Iwo Jima suffered
too. I don't think we ought to apolo
gize." At one point, McCloy used the term
"retribution" to describe the internment,
provoking the only Japanese-American
member of the panel, William Marutani,
to question him closely. Marutani, a
judge in Philadelphia, spent six months in
a camp before enlisting in the U.S. Army.
Marutani had the stenographer play a
recording of the proceedings to make sure
he had heard correctly.
McCloy had said, "I don't think the
Japanese population was unduly sub
jected considering all the exigencies to
which a number did share in the way of
retribution for the attack that was made
on Pearl Harbor."
"Retribution" means "a deserved
punishment for evil done" and Marutani
apparently inferred that McCloy meant
the internment of the Japanese popula
tion in the United States was a retribution
for Pearl Harbor.
McCloy said he wanted to withdraw his
use of that word. .
In his . formal statement to the com
mission, McCloy suggested the Japanese
American community had benefited from
having been interned in camps.
He said: "I hope the commission will
find, as I believe to be the case, that the
whole operation was as benignly con
ducted as wartime conditions permitted.
"I gained the impression, after making
considerable effort to follow the destinies
of those who had been relocated, that on
the whole the deconcentration of the
Japanese population and its redistribu
tion throughout the country resulted in
their finding a healthier and more advan
tageous environment than they would
have had on the West Coast following the
Pearl Harbor attack and the reports of
Japanese atrocities in the Philippines and
the Southwest Pacific."
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Book proposal set
By KEN MINGIS
DTH Staff Writer
To reduce the number of late textbook
orders each semester, Student Govern
ment recommended Monday that one
person in each department be responsible
for turning the book orders in on time,
Student Body President Scott Norberg
The proposal was made to the Faculty
Educational Policy Committee, which
will discuss it at its, Dec. 7 meeting before
making any final recommendations to the
Faculty Council, FEPC member Sam
"Last semester 77 percent of the order
forms were late," Norberg said. "Our
recommendation would make one person
responsible for distributing the forms,
reminding the faculty when they (the
orders) are due and getting the completed
forms back to the student stores," he
"We want to tackle this problem within
each individual department," he said.
"The committee seems to be
receptive," Mitchell said. "It looks good
Earlier this semester the Faculty Coun
cil passed a resolution urging members to
make more economical use of textbooks,
and asked the FEPC to look into the pro
When textbook orders are late, es
pecially when the same books are to be
used, the student store can buy the books
back at 10 percent to 33 percent of cost,
If the store Jcnows that the book will be
used again, it will pay a student 50 per
cent of the price, he said.
"The number of books and classes per
student makes the . size of this waste
especially hard," Norberg said. "We
can't do anything about the price the
publisher charges, but we can cut the
waste that comes with late orders."
Norberg said that this recommendation
was not as strong as some that had been
discussed. One such proposal would have
required faculty members to submit
orders by a set date; if they did not, the
same books would be ordered for them
for next semester. , -
"There are good objections to that,"
he said. "Many times departments have
not completed hiring their faculty, or pro
fessors -may be rethinking the course
material," he said.
In addition to Monday's proposal, Stu
dent Government also recommended that
the UNC Provost foUow up on the suc
cess or failure of the system' wimin one
year, Norbefg'said.""' u " ' ' "
Rain threatens shuttle launch
The Associated Press
" CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. The pros
pect of overnight rain threatened to post
pone today's scheduled launch of the
shuttle Columbia despite a perfect count
down so far. Officials continued to express
optimism that a "launch window" would
Air Force forecasters said Tuesday af
ternoon that there was a 40-60 percent
chance of showers overnight at the
crucial time Columbia would be loaded
with supercold fuel that powers its flight.
NASA officials have said rain would
force a postponement of the mission be
cause precipitation would freeze around
the fuel tank and chunks of ice might
threaten to damage the shuttle's thermal
tiles during the shock of launch.
" Launch was scheduled for 7:30 a.m.
EST, 45 minutes past dawn, and shuttle
test manager Donald K. "Deke" Slayton
said, "It's going to go."
Capt. Don Greene, the Air Force shut
tle weather officer who made the fore-.
cast, said, "our job is to pinpoint"
breaks in the cloud cover and he express
ed confidence a launch window would
open for today's liftoff.
Greene said today's forecast called for
isolated showers, and Thursday looked
worse than Wednesday.
"Friday is marginal," he said, "and
then we will run into problems, at Ed
wards." Edwards Air Force Base is the
prime landing site for the shuttle.
"The countdown is so smooth, it's
making us a little nervous," said Bill
Jones, who guides the astronauts through
their training. "The only problem is the
weather." ' ".
Eight and a half minutes after liftoff,
Columbia is to achieve orbit of Earth to
become the first ship to make a repeat
trip into space;
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