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G'iJie D.r'v Tar HoolWecln!sriay. November 4. 1981
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Jonathan Rich, asmu Editor
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John Royster. cur Editor
Charles Herndon. su and NamuiEdm
Beth Burrell. n,w Edim
Clifton Barnes, svm Editor
LEAH T ALLEY. Arts Editor
Keith King, tan Editor
SCOTT SHARPE. Photography Editor
Ann Peters, spothoh. Editor
Chuck James, ombudsman
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During the heyday of Oklahoma University football in the 1950s, OU
President George Cross promised to "build a university the football team
can be proud of." At UNC there's no question the University takes prior
ity over the football team, but one needs only to attempt to get tickets for
Saturday's Carolina-Clemson game to see that the popularity of UNC
football is at an all-time high.
With the demands for tickets unusually high, students have formed
lines in order to get good seats. Worse than the long lines, however, are
some of the unethical means students have used to acquire tickets. Tuesday
a group of students exploited the Carolina Athletic Association's ticket
policy and picked up a bloc that wasn't their's an Honor Code viola
tion that officials say will be enforced.
The 20,000 students at UNC are given about 14,750 tickets for each
home game. It's only natural, then, that there will be lines for tickets for
big games like the one this Saturday. There still is, however, a number of
revisions the CAA could make in its ticket distribution policy, particularly
in the distribution of bloc tickets.
The CAA reserves 5,000 bloc seats for students each week. Because of
the convenience in picking up bloc tickets once they are reserved, bloc
tickets have grown steadily in popularity. By reserving 1,000 more bloc
tickets for students, the CAA could meet the increased demand for bloc
tickets and still leave more than 8,000 seats for students who want to pick
up their individual seats on Wednesday.
There is also a need to number the end zone seats and eliminate the
first-come, first-seat policy that frequently has produced overcrowding
and chaos. The CAA has reserved bloc seats in the end zone but they
are worthless to students who arrive at the game only to find no seats
available. Guaranteed seats in the end zone also would help to alleviate
the bloc ticket crunch. In fairness to graduate students who cannot afford
to miss classes, the reserve time for bloc tickets should be moved from
8:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. on Monday.
The CAA has done a good job distributing tickets this year. The cur
rent system is much better than the old game-day pickup system, and also
better than a lottery system, which can be exploited more easily by stu
dents. A few revisions in the current system, however, would make it
easier for students to attend games without having to spend hours in line
trying to get there.
Remembering Nov. 3
When Klansmen and Nazis confronted members of the Communist
Workers Party on the streets of Greensboro in November 1979, four CWP
members were left dead with one more dying two days later.
Now two years later memories of the violence linger as protesters
across the state again question the justice in the acquittal of four Klansmen
and two Nazis held responsible for the shooting.' The day also serves as a
continual reminder of the racial hatred, so prevalent in Greensboro on
that November day, and for the most part, that exists today.
At Duke University, students held a silent vigil Tuesday, while CWP
members in Greensboro at the same time held private memorials for the
five members who had died. Just the day before, members of the North
Carolina People Against Government Repression and the Klan and
Nazis, with the members of the state chapter of the National Lawyers
Guild gathered petitions to call for additional criminal charges against
those held responsible.
The day, Nov. 3, has been remembered because people cannot forget
what they see as injustice. But it is revived by the growing animosity and
hatred between racist groups nationwide. Membership of the KKK has
increased, peaking at 10,000. The members of the Nazi Party have renew
ed plans to form a state for whites to live free from what they see as a
threat of racial mixture. Blacks have also called for a separate state, with
members of the Black Muslims advocating a nation free from white dom
ination. In asking for further investigation into the Greensboro incident, pro
testers requested to have the acquittal re-examined. By focusing on a
court case to rally behind, they run the danger of forgetting the racial ten
sions the incident represents. A guilty verdict may have been called for in
Greensboro, but it alone will not rid the country of future clashes. Only a
commitment from each side can begin to close the widening chasm be
tween the races. When people nationwide make that commitment, then
the real injustices will be solved.
The Daily Tar Heel
Assistant Managing Editors: Mark Ancona, Cindy Cranford, Rachel Perry
Editorial Writm: KeiTy IfcRocM,
Assistant News Editor: David Jarrett
News Desk: Melodi Adams, Cheryl Anderson, Paul Boyce, Stacia Clawson, Keith Cooke, Lisa
Evans, Martie Hayworth, Reniece Henry, Ivy Hilliard, David McHugh, Melissa Moore, Sharon
Moylan, Lynn Peithman, Michele Pelkey, Laura Pfeiffer, Yvette Ruffin, Laura Seifert, Jan
Sharpe, Kelly Simmons, Louise Spieler, Steven Stock, Darryl Williams and Chip Wilson.
News: Greg Batten, Scott Bolejack, Sherri Boles, Laurie Bradsher, Alan Chappie, Michelle -Christenbury,
John Conway, David Curran, Nancy Davis, Tamara Davis, Pam Duncan, Lynn
Earley, Richard Flynn, Tracy Ford, Jane Foy, Deborah .Goodson, Steve Griffin, Louise
Gunter, Karen Haywood, J.B. Howard, Peter Judge, Frank Kennedy, Dave Krinsky, Katherine
Long, Dean Lowman, Elizabeth Lucas, Diane Lupton, Kyle Marshall, Elaine McClatchey,
David McHugh, Alexandra McMillan, Ken Mingis, "Robert Montgomery, Eddie Nickens,
Jamee Osborn, Lynn Peithman, Leisha Phillips, Scott Phillips, Jeannie Reynolds, Suzette
Roach, Nancy Rucker, Mark Schoen, Laura Seifert, Frances Silva, Ken Siman, Kelly Simmons,
Jonathan Smylie, Jonathan Takott, Anna Tate, Lynne Thomson, Arcane Vendetta, Lynn Worth,
Jim Wrinn and Kevin Kirk, wire editor.
Sports: Norman Cannada, Linda Robertson, assistant sports editors; Kim Adams, Tom Berry,
Jackie Blackburn, R.L. Bynum, Stephanie Graham, Morris Haywood, Adam Kandell, Sharon
Kester, Draggan Mihailovich, Scott Price, Lee Sullivan, and Tracy Young.
Features: Jill Anderson, Ramona Brown, Shelley Block, Jane Calloway, Teresa Curry, Lorrie
Douglas, Valeria Du Sold, Amy Edwards, Cindy Haga, Susan Hudson, Chip Karnes, Lisbeth
Levine, Lucy McCauley, Mary McKenna, Steve Moore, Mitzi Morris, David Rome, Sandy
Steacy, Vihce Steele, Lawrence Turner, Rosemary Wagner, Randy . Walker, Cathy Warren and
Chip Wilson, assistant Spotlight editor v
Arts: Marc Routh assistant arts editor: Peter Cashweil. Jesse Farrell, Dennis Goss. Vick
I Griffin, Julian Karchmer, Ed Leitch, Christine Manuel, Dawn McDonald, Tim Mooney,
David Nelson, Nissen Ritter, Karen Rosen, Bob Royalty, Cathy Schulze, Goha Shankar and
Charles Upchurch. -
Graphic Arts: Suzanne Conversano, Matt Cooper, Pan Corbett, Danny Harrell, Dane
Huffman, Janice Murphy and Tom Westarp, artists; Jay Hyman, Faith Quintavell and Al
Steele, photographers. .t ,
Business: Rejeanne V. Caron, business manager; Linda A. Cooper, secretaryreceptionist;
Brooks Wicker, bookkeeper; Dawn Welch, circulationdistribution manager; Julie Jones,
and Angie Wolfe, classifieds.
Advertising: Paula J3rewer, advertising manager; Mike Tabor, advertising coordinator; Jeff
Glance, Julie Granberry, Julia Kim, Keith Lee, Robin Matthews, Jeff McEIhaney, Karen
Newell and Betsy Swartzbaugh, ad representatives.
Composition: Frank Porter Graham Composition Division, UNC-CH Printing Department.
Printing: Hinton Press, Inc., of Mebane. , ' .
Cart mist revels in hm freedm t Misnlti
By JOHN DRESCHER
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Like a man released from years of bondage, Dwane
Powell is free at last. Powell, the syndicated editorial
cartoonist for The News and Observer, has found a
home in Raleigh insulting politicians, mocking other
public figures and, in short, drawing whatever he
very well pleases. '
Freedom for editorial cartoonists may appear to be
an everyday privilege, but in the world of tight
reined editors, it's not. Cartoonists are often told to
draw the newspaper's opinion or to draw an unem
ployment check, an option the 36-year-old Powell
found out the hard way.
After graduating in 1969 from the University of
Arkansas at Monticello, Powell bounced around to
three newspapers in six years of searching for a"
paper that would let him draw what he wanted. Now
his five-times-a-week cartoons are seen by 140,000
N&O readers, and sent out to 85 other newspapers.
But life drawing editorial cartoons hasn't always
been so good for Powell. He got a late start, first
drawing in college, where, on request from students,
he would draw cartoons of teachers and hang them
up on bulletin boards. "I got in trouble a lot that
way," he said. He hasn't stopped since.
After college, he went to work for the Hot Springs
Sentinel-Record, where he ran into Walter Hussman
Sr., head of the Palmer Media Group. Hussman,
who Powell described as a "Howard Hughes type,"
was looking for a cartoonist to draw his thoughts.
"Ethics weren't real high on my list at the time," he
said, "and so I took the job."
But Powell, who was becoming more politically
aware, soon tired of the job's limitations. In 1973, he
switched jobs and states and began drawing for The
San Antonio Light. Watergate, the cartoonist's ulti
mate dream, was heating up, and sometimes the
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Light "let me get away with murder," he said. But
often they didn't, and Powell, frustrated by the
. Light's inconsistent policy, left the Light and took a
higher paying job with The Gncinnati Enquirer.
It was at the Enquirer that Powell learned the most
about a newspaper's efforts to crack down on car
toonists' freedom. For six months, Powell openly
drew what was on his mind, which often didn't
match the thoughts of the Enquirer's editorial staff.
After the editor approached Powell and suggested
that he read the paper more closely, Powell knew his
days were numbered.
When his wife, Jan, was in the hospital, the En
quirer offered to pay the bill. "If I let them pay that
bill, I knew I'd be stuck there for the rest of my life
drawing pro-Nixon cartoons," he said. It was a mat
ter of differing political philosophies, and Powell,
who says he is usually flexible, refused to change to
the Enquirer's policy of not offending anyone.
"I really think they expected me to say, 'Okay, I'll
do it your way,' " he said. "It's a very uncomfortable
feeling when they are trying to squash down on you.
They said, 'You were young and we assumed we
could mold you into our way of thinking. "
They couldn't but The News and Observer
didn't need to. Powell's philosophy matches well
with the Raleigh paper's, and the N&O editor assur
ed him that he'd be treated as an independent thinker.
Consequendy, Powell, who has been in Raleigh for
six years, has nearly total freedom. His cartoon still
must be approved by the editorial page editor, but
"if it's something I feel strongly about, I can usually
get it in," he said.
Each day Powell attends an editorial conference,
then retreats to his office to read different newspa
pers. After deciding on which issue to draw, Powell
must think how he's going to express his opinion on
paper, a task which occasionally leaves him with the
cartoonist's version of writer's block. But, if all else
fails, he knows he can always poke tun at a politi
cian. "You can always count on the politicians just
when you're down and out," he said. "One of them
will always do something outrageous."
As a professional insulter, Powell said the most
difficult part of his job was avoiding complacency.
"You can't become jaded," he said. "You've got to
stay a little bit angry at things; read a story and get a
little bit outraged. And a sense of humor, too. You
have to have both."
As well as staying outraged, Powell manages to
outrage others, too. two days after a recent cartoon
depicted the National Congressional Club as a group
of mudslingers, the club initiated a new policy of hot
talking to the media. Executive Director Carter
Wrenn, asked about any relationship between the
cartoon and the club's new media policy, said,
"Well, it's a symptom of the organization's com
plaints against the media." What Wrenn didn't say was
that a club official telephoned Powell and, apparent
ly pleased with the exposure, asked Powell if the club
could have the original. "I don't know where their
heads are," Powell said, shaking his head.
Was it a cheap shot? Sure, Powell said. "A cartoon
is inherently unfair. All you can do is say this guy is a
jerk. You can't say he's a nice guy at home. Some
times it's fun just to do a cheap shot." Does he ever
feel bad after taking a cheap shot? "No," he said
with a laugh. - . .
Dwane Powell has come a long way from the col
lege student who drew cartoons of teachers and hung
them on the board, but the motive to ridicule and
poke fun has remained the same. He plans to stay
in Raleigh, where he will continue to enjoy his free
dom, infuriate politicians and enjoy his work.
"Besides," he said, "it sure beats working for a
John Dreseher, a senior journalism and history major
fromRaleigh, is associate editor J or The Daily Tar Heel.
Letters to the editor
entsshouMsignpetk fee hike
To the editor:
As you may have heard, Southern Bell
is seeking to increase the monthly tele
phone rate by $4.45 and installation
charges by $41.10. Presently, off-campus
residents pay $20.90 to have, phones in
stalled and if the proposed' increase is
passed, off-campus residents will paying
$62.00 for this same service. On-campus
residents pay $15.55 for installation; with
the increase, it will cost $56.65.
The reason on-campus residents pay
less for telephone hook-up is that they are
given $5.35 credit for mass sign-up. On
campus residents submit their phone con
nection cards to their area offices; there
fore, Southern Bell can collect these cards
v in mass quantities. This collection of
many cards at a time cuts costs, resulting
in the mass sign-up credit passed on to
Obviously, the increase in hook-up
charges is quite drastic. As a result of this
proposed rate increase, Student Govern
ment, with help from the Residence Hall
Association, has begun circulating peti
tions voicing opposition to this proposed
rate increase. The executive branch liai
sons have these petitions and they will be
trying to get signatures from you in your
area. Our goal is 10,000 signatures. We
encourage you to sign a petition which we
will submit to the State Utilities Commis
sion as a way of letting them know of our
opposition to Southern Bell's proposal.
With your help we should be able to af
fect the Utilities Commission's decision
Student Body President
' Robert Bianchi
To the editor:
In "Atheist's argument distorts issue
of liberty" (DTH, Oct. 28), Samuel Steen
shared my displeasure with some tactics
used in Mamdouh Rezeika's letter (DTH,
Oct, 12), supporting and calling for
Overall I found Steen's letter rather
dissappointing. Most of his comments
make me wonder if he had read a letter
different from the one I had written
(DTH, Oct. 22).
For some reason Steen finds it neces
sary to say that I'm spreading my "atheist
gospel" whatever that is.. I wrote sim
ply as one who strongly supports the con
cept of statechurch separation, a view I
held long before I was an Atheist. Since
the functions of American Atheists are to
ensure statechurch separation and to
protect Atheist's civil- rights, I found it
necessary to answer Rezeika's remarks.
Like Rezekia, Steen lets his religious pre
judices color his thinking. Steen connects
Atheism with a dim view of the future
and a fatalistic approach in his discussion
of statechurch separation. Why?
Although Steen finds fault with theo
cracies he is comfortable with theocentric
governments. Whose god do we chose for
this god-centered government? How
about Falwell's god or maybe Rezeika's
god or one I could get along with
Thomas Jefferson's god?
It is unjust to make anyone support or
follow the tenets of somebody else's re
ligion. Complete separation of state and
church is the only way to be fair to all.
UNC-CH Chapter, American Atheists
Exchange- students som'6tim
By BEVERLY SHEPARD
Somehow, I never not even for one
moment thought that she might have
changed. Her energy reminded me of the
fizzle you find in a bottle of coke. As
soon as you take off the cap, the coke
bubbles and fizzles and even when you
pour it into a glass and leave it a while,
it's still fizz, fizz, fizz all the way.
Now if you add the blonde hair and the
light blue eyes, you'd have a pretty good
description of Aime Nurmse, a 22-year-old
fourths-year physical education major
at the University of Toronto.
Aime was my "co" (partner) for the
Toronto Exchange last year. The ex
change is a program where 38 to 40 stu
dents from UNC exchange a week of
learning and fun with students from the
University of Toronto. The Torontonians
were in Chapel Hill this week and Aime, a
University of Toronto Exchange coordi
nator, was back with this year's group.
Each year, the Canadians and Tar
Heels are matched randomly. If there
ever was a mismatched pair, it was Aime
As a physical education major, Aime
plays and loves all sports. I play and am a
great lover of none. When she wanted to
have lots of fun and postpone all academic
obligations to the following week, I was
feeling anxious and guilty about not
There were other differences, too. Aime
loves rock and I prefer soul. She hates be
ing mothered and I adore it. She'd rather
wear jeans and sneakers; I'd rather wear
dress pants and heels.
Then, too, Aime loves the ourdoors.
That was just -dandy in October,- when
they visited North Carolina and when the
weather last year averaged a daytime high
in the low 70s.
But by the time we arrived in Canada
in January, it was, 30 degrees colder. The
snow was inches deep and not about to
melt before April. I'm the kind of person
that likes to see snow when it's on the
front of a postcard and never when I'm in
it. A week after I had returned to Chapel
Hill, I still felt frozen solid.
In addition to the cold weather,
Canada has no iced tea: I could forgive
that a country with no grits never!
For some strange reason, I had a tremen
dous craving for grits. It came over me as
soon as we crossed the Virginia border.
Aime had no conception of what I was
going through; she had never even heard
With . all these differences you may
wonder how Aime and I managed to
spend two weeks together. It seems like
we - would' have been at each other's
throats and would have never wanted to
see each other again. But, it wasn't that
way at all. '
"I thought of you the very first night I
got here," Aime said. "You meet a per
son for a short time (but) you really do
develop a kinship. Even though you
don't write, you develop a really strong
bond between you and the person you're
For Aime, the exchange was more than
interchange between nationalities, it was
also an experience in black-white rela
tions. "In Toronto, (prejudice) isn't against
blacks. It's more against Chinese and
Pakistanians. Here, there's an actual
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(black-white) separation," Aime said.
"Staying at Hinton James, I learned
the real feeling about being a minority
because there, I was a minority. I'm really
glad I got that feeling.... In Toronto, it
wouldn't have made a difference, but
here, it made the difference," she said. '
1 really looked forward to seeing Aime
again this year. She had even remembered
to bring with her the shower cap and
sorority pen I had left at her house 10
months ago when I stayed there. Her
mother had sent me a hand-embroidered
handkerchief from Sweden to go with the
change purse from Estonia that she had
given me earlier.
"Even though the differences are so
great, I'll always remember you," Aime
said. "You have a life-long invitation to
come and stay with us."
I tried to think of something I could
give to Aime to make our friendship
memorable. She must have loads of Tar
Heel paraphernalia and I don't have any
other gifts to give her, I thought.
Then it came to me. Before she leaves
for Toronto, tonight, I'm going to meet
her at the bus and give her a "first" a
box of Quaker grits, signed, "I can't
change the weather but here's to you and
our friendship, Aime, with love."
Beverly Shepard, a senior journalism
major from Jacksonville, is an editorial
writer for The Daily Tar Heel.