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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Copyright 1982 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 90, Issue
Tuesday, April 6, 1982 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By CHIP WILSON
The Food Service Advisory Committee voted
Monday afternoon to reject proposals from Stu
dent Government that would have kept the Fast
Break in the Carolina Union, reduced service at
Chase Cafeteria to the evening meal and limited
the proposed student fee to $8.
The panel, composed of faculty, staff and stu
dent representatives, met to consider the proposals
issued by Student Government on Monday, March
22. That report was drafted as an alternative to the
earlier FSAC plan for refurbishment of the finan
cially troubled food service at UNC.
In accord with the suggestion from John Temple,
vice-chancellor for business affairs, trie FSAC
members considered each Student Government
suggestion individually, after discussing the pro
posals with Student Body President Mike Vanden-bergh.
James Cansler, associate vice-chancellor for stu
dent affairs and FSAC member, said during the
meeting that he supported the provisions in the
Student Government report that upheld the origi
nal FSAC proposals to renovate the upper floor of
Lenoir Hall, and to initiate a limited room and
board plan for selected residence areas.
But Cansler added that the Student Government
proposal did not correlate with the FSAC report.
He moved that the committee reject the provisions
that would have kept the Fast Break in the
Carolina Union and limited meal service at Chase
Cafeteria to supper.
Brent Clark, a student member of the FSAC,
argued against Cansler's motion in support of full
renovations of Lenoir Hall.
"The thing that alarms me most is the thinking
that we have to go all or nothing," Clark said.
"We have to move more slowly, because we don't
know what changes to anticipate in student life-
styles. I support the Student Government plan (to
keep the Fast Break in the Union) because it will
The FSAC members voted 4-3 against keeping
the Fast Break in the Union, and voted 5-2 to re
ject the Student Government proposal to discon-?
tinue full meal service at Chase.
'The thing that alarms me most
is the thinking that we have to
go all or nothing. We have to
move more slowly, because we
don't know what changes to an
ticipate in student lifestyles.'
Brent Clark, FSAC member
Specifications for a room and board plan in cer
tain residence areas were also approved. But com
mittee members changed the suggested status re
quired for exemption from "upperclassmen" to
"continuing resident" of an area with a manda
tory meal plan.
Student Government's proposal to hold the per
semester student fee to under $8 met with criticism
by FSAC members who said renovation costs
could not yet be determined.
"We don't know how much the renovation will
be until we get the bids in," said FSAC chairman
Ron Hyatt. "We don't know what the operational
costs will be."
The panel voted Jby consent for a statement to
the University administration asking, that the fee
remain "as low as possible."
In effect, Monday's action by the FSAC re
jected the statement issued Sunday by the RHA
Board of Governors opposing any room and
board plan and suggested the complete closing of
"Eighty-five percent of the (RHA) report dealt
with operational policy that we aren't considering
now," Hyatt said. FSAC members should still
read it and offer their opinions at the next meeting,
he added. '
See FSAC on page 3
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By CHARLIE ELLMAKER
"Television has the capacity to create
its own realities," David Halberstam,
Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling
author, told an audience of 750 last night
in Memorial Hall. Halberstam delivered
the postnote speech of the 1982 Carolina
In his speech titled "The Media: The
Powers That Be," Halberstam depicted
the television medium as a force that
tends to create issues out of the most
visually exciting events, regardless of its
"The marriage of Prince Charles and
Lady Di was for television a massive
celebration," tie said. "The entire net
work television medium left for London,
not because the event was important, but
because television covers (that type of
event) well. TV news conforms to the
norms of entertainment."
Yet the important issues such as the
economy, unemployment and federal ad
ministrative policies merit only one
minute on the nightly news, he said.
Halberstam graduated from Harvard
and went on to work as a foreign cor
respondent in the Congo, Vietnam and
Poland for The New York Times. He
"received the 1964 Pulitzer Prize for his
coverage of the Vietnam War in 1962 and
"Another aspect of television news is
that it makes issues larger than they really
are," Halberstam said. "During the Ira
nian situation, TV made the hostages out
to be heroes. They weren't heroes; they
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... his speech concludes the 1982 Carolina Symposium
Television's focus on the visual news
such as the Ayatollah and protesting Ira
nian students takes attention away from
the crucial issues on which the medium
should focus. He Said "1980 was an elec
tion year, and yet all of the coverage was
on Iran. Carter played up the crisis
because the Ayatollah was an easier foe
than Ted Kennedy."
In this sense, television news is in
herently biased, for the medium constant
ly looks for the "action" angle on every
story, Halberstam said. This often leads
See SPEECH on page 3
By PAM DUNCAN
The RHA Board of Governors voted to oppose, any man
datory meal plan at UNC, to support a University-wide fee to
cover food service renovation costs and to approve the renova
tion of Chase Cafeteria at their meeting yesterday afternoon.
Members of the board voted unanimously against any portion
of the student body being put on a mandatory room and board
They approved the motion by RHA President Scott
Templeton to support a "University-wide fee to cover the
minimal renovatioivcbsts of iarHpiis ; "food service," whiiA"wouId
be open to adjustments for Granville Towers residents, residents
of fraternities and sororities and off-campus residents."
Board members voted to support the renovation of Chase
Cafeteria rather than see it closed permanently, after agreeing
on the need for food service on South Campus.
Templeton said that previous support by some members of
the Governing Board for the proposal that Lenior Hall be
renovated and Chase Cafeteria be closed was based on the
misunderstanding that renovations- could begin on Lenior Hall
"We didn't realize that renovations on Lenior could not
begin for probably another year, when the art department
moves into their new facility," Templeton said.
The majority of the members of the board supported a sug
gested fee which would place the burden of financing the food
service renovations more on the student body as a whole than on
2,000 randomly-picked students.
The board members suggested that a fair proposal would be
to calculate the smallest amount of money needed to complete
only the most necessary renovations, and then to spread those
costs, in various proportions, over the entire student body.
Ah alternative idea which the board considered was the use of
coupons or meal books, which would give students an alter
native to the mandatory board plan.
Templeton said that in a meeting with James Cansler,
associate dean of student affairs, "Cansler was surprisingly
receptive to the idea of a campus-wide fee."
"We don't have enough accurate figures and details of our
own to figure it (the fee) out," Templeton said. "But they (the
administration) said they would be willing to look at it."
7 T Templeton said 'that nojeal.decision would be made on the
mandatory board plan at 'themeeting of 'the UNC Board of
Trustees on Friday.
"They will only make a preliminary decision on whether or
not to recommend the board plan to the UNC Board of Gover
nors," Templeton said.
Members of the RHA Board of Governors suggested that
RHA use the data derived from the food service survey being
administered this week to determine students' feelings on the
food service proposals and to provide some factual basis for
The survey is an attempt to find out how many meals students
would eat if a good food service was available on campus, how
many students would be willing to live in areas with mandatory
meal plans with reduced rents and how students would prefer to
pay for the proposed food service changes.
The survey is being administered during several residence hall
elections, including those for dormitories in Olde Campus and
Scott Residence College, Templeton said.
New group offers abusive men opportunities for attitude change
First of two parts.
Editor's note: Since domestic violence has been recogniz
ed as a major problem, counseling for battered women
has become readily available. But what about counseling
for the abusive man? The first part of this two part series
explores the problem of domestic violence in Orange
County and one man's efforts to help abusive men
change their attitudes.
By SHARON ANN KESTER
Special to the DTH
When a woman decides to leave an abusive husband,
she may find safety and freedom in shelters he may
find another women to abuse. Or, as in the case of the
man who promised his wife a home in the country if only
she would come back, he may start beating her again.
Today, six years after wife beating surfaced as a per
vasive social problem, more abused women are seeking
help, while their husbands, for the most part, remain un
touched by the treatment process.
But if Geoffrey Willett, a Hillsborough, NC resident,
has his way, that situation will change soon. Change: A
Men's Counseling Service on Domestic Violence, is
Willett's proposed answer to the question, what can be
done to get at the root of domestic violence in North
Given the success of Emerge, the national organiza
tion in Boston, Mass., on which Change is based, Willett
said he is confident the answer is a viable one.
Since Emerge began in April 1977, approximately 800
men have been treated, says Emerge coordinator Ken
neth Busch. Doctors. Lawyers. Government officials.
Policemen. "The stereotype of the abusive man does not
fit," he said. "He cuts across all ethnic, racial and
Although no formal follow-up study will be available
for six months, Busch said most of these men are no
longer violent or are considerably less violent the ex
ception being those men who had not been cured of their
alcohol or drug addiction before undergoing treatment
Emerge began when counselors working with battered
women in Boston shelters expressed the need for a ser
vice to work with the men who had done the battering.
Connie Renzj director of the Orange-Durham YWCA
Coalition for Battered Women, also has expressed that
need here. She said because of staffing problems and
poor coordination between the Durham County courts
and area mental health centers, the coalition could deal
with the pien'only in a preliminary fashion that is,
court-mandated counseling, during which men are urged
to think about domestic violence and their responsibility
for putting an end to that violence.
"But that's not enough," Renz said. "We. need a.
more thorough treatment program for abusers. It's
essential to any comprehensive program on domestsic
The coalition, which has been in operation since 1978,
receives approximately 100 calls per month from two
crisis lines Hassle House in Durham and Helpline in
Chapel Hill. Each month, volunteers work with an
average of 80 women, who are referred from a variety of
sources, including the police, magistrates, doctors,
therapists, lawyers and social workers.
Kathy Wayland, assistant director of the coalition, ex
plained the coalition's counseling approach to date, as
one of providing short-term supportive counseling to the
battered women and educating them about issues direct
ly related to the battering. These issues include the long
term effects of violent relationships on the women and
their children, examples of how other women and their
children, examples of how other women cope with
violence, information on the roles and responsibilities of
law enforcement officials and suggestions about negotia
tion strategies that might help stop the battering.
Jennifer Baker Fleming, founder of the national
Women's Resource Network, said this approach has
been seriously undermined by the counselors' focus on
the woman's behavior and what she can do to avoid pro
voking her husband's violence. "The search for pro
vocation is the implicit acceptance of the idea that a man
has the right to beat his wife if circumstances warrant
it," she said.
Of this "right;" Willett said: "There is a need to get
rid of society's notion that a marriage license is a hitting
license, and the best way to do this is by working directly
with the men."
That should not pose too much of a problem for
Willett, who, as a member of a men's group (unrelated
to the wife-battering issue), worked through the hurt of
pent-up . emotions brought on by the male role
stereotype. "The group permitted, even encouraged, us
to cry," he said. "It's coincidental that, at the time I was
a member of this group, the Women's Center in Chapel
Hill was recruiting counselors to work with battered
women," he said. "When I told Connie (Renz) that I
preferred to work with the men, her jaw dropped. She
thought it was a great idea."
Willett then did some research and discovered the uni
que Emerge approach to domestic violence. He attended
an Emerge workshop, during which personal and social
causes, of violence against women, techniques for gaining
community support for services to men who. batter,
treatment issues and counseling techniques and strategies
for getting men to come in for counseling were address
ed. "I was absolutely floored," Willett said of a portion
of the workshop that featured three men who had beaten
their wives. "Here were three men who obviously had
been into the typical male role drinking with the boys
on Fridays touching each other and talking sensitively
Based on what Willett learned at Emerge, he explained
that soon after leaving an abusive husband, the wife will
write him a note saying she is safe, stating her reasons for
leaving and suggesting that he participate in a counseling
"Success at this stage is facilitated by the fact that the
time of the wife's departure is a panic-stricken one, and
he is most vulnerable,' Willett said. "Often when a bat
tering husband offers to get counseling, he is taking the
step to get his wife back home. But somewhere between
this initial intent and the second Emerge session, his at
In the second part of the series, the actual treatment
process for abusive men is explained further.
British fleet sails for Falklands
LONDON (AP) A British fleet primed for war sailed for the Falkland Islands
on Monday and Britain's foreign secretary resigned, bowing to national outrage
and humiliation over Argentina's seizure of the islands.
After Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said "we have to regain the islands,"
the aircraft carriers Invincible and Hermes put to sea with a send-off from tens of
thofisands of-cheering, flag-waving Britons some of them in tears. f
The carriers will lead an armada of 40 warships in a bid to reclaim the remote col
onial outpost, inhabited by 1,800 British sheepherders, which was taken Friday by
an Argentine military force.
Foreign Secretary Lord Carrington resigned, saying he assessed the situation
wrongly "and therefore I am responsible." He was replaced by former Defense
Secretary Francis Pym, a leader of the House of Commons.
Reagan criticizes Soviet actions
WASHINGTON (AP) President Ronald Reagan soundly condemned the
Soviet Union on Monday for its actions in Afghanistan, but also held out hope that
he and President Leonid Brezhnev can meet this summer to talk about arms con
trol. think it would be well if he and I had a talk," Reagan told reporters in the
Oval Office, just before joining a motorcade to the hotel where he was shot a year
ago. He brought with him a speech highly critical of the Soviets.
"We will not remain silent when, in Afghanistan, yellow rain is dropped on in
nocent people, solemn agreements are flagrantly broken, and Soviet helicopters
drop thousands of 'butterfly' mines which maim and blind Afghan children, who 1
pick them up thinking they are toys," the president said in his prepared remarks.
N.C. forest fires under control
Winds died down and humidity increased Monday, helping weary firefighters
narrow the number of uncontrolled forest fires to three in Eastern and Central
North Carolina that have claimed 35,000 acres' of land.
For state forestry officials, it was the third day of battling with 186 fires that
broke out over the weekend. The' officials were optimistic there would be few new
outbreaks because of predicted rain.
"it's looking better all the time," said Dane Roten, senior staff forester for forest
fire control. "Still, we've got lots of mopping up to do because even after the fires
are contained it can take a long time to put them out."
Court endorses debate freedom
WASHINGTON (AP) In a ringing endorsement of "robust political debate,"
the Supreme Court said Monday that candidates enjoy broad free-speech rights
even when making promises they cannot keep.
The justices ruled unanimously that a Kentucky politician's 1979 election could
not be set aside because he promised to cut his salary if elected.