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Copyright 1982 Trw Daily Tar Heel
Volume 90, Issue 2
Wednesday, April 7, 1982
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
NewsSports; Arts 962-0245
ucce mtiug of SywipoMum examined,
By SCOTT BOLEJACK
The 1982 Carolina Symposium, "America in
Pieces," sought to examine fragmentation in to
day's American culture by looking at religion and
the rise of fundamentalism, special interest groups,
ethnicity and education.
In a column for The Daily Tar Heel, Symposium
chairman Murphy Evans wrote "Pluralism had
just about always been characteristic of American
"What this 'America in Pieces' is trying to get at
is how this pluralism manifests itself today and
how Americans are reacting to it. In the process I
think the symposium will ask a question that has
always been asked in this country. Namely, 'What
is American?' "
With Monday night's postnote address by David
Halberstam, the 1982 edition of the Carolina Sym
posium drew to a close. The question that remains
is: Was the symposium a success?
"A lot depends on how you define success,"
Evans said. "I think the speakers we brought to
campus have been very successful. And I think the
other events associated with the symposium have
been successful as well."
Elizabeth Daniels, also of the symposium com
mittee, agreed with Evans. "I think the sym
posium was a success in terms of programming,"
she said. "In fact, I think this year's program was
one of the best that has ever been put on."
In this case, Evans and Daniels were measuring
success by how well speakers, panel discussions,
workshops, films and photo exhibits addressed
fragmentation in America. And in this case, the
symposium was a success.
Noted speakers such as Tom Wolfe, Frank'
Church, Maynard Jackson, Pat Robertson and
David Halberstam were brought to the University,
each with expertise in their respective fields.
It is obvious that the speakers and events chosen
adequately addressed the issues set forth by the
But was the Symposium a success in terms of at
tendance? The evidence says no.
Former U.S. Sen. Frank Church drew only 250
people to Memorial Hall, a building with a seating
capacity of 1,500. Former Atlanta, Ga. Mayor
Maynard Jackson attracted only a crowd of about
100 people in the same building.
Lesser known speakers, such as professors Sam
Evans and Sam Hill speaking in Gerrard and
Hamilton Halls, each drew crowds of no more
than 80 people.
"Not as many people attended as we'd hoped,"
Evans admitted. "But in this case I think you have
to consider the nature of the enterprise itself. The
Symposium was three weeks long and over that
time people started getting 'burned out' on
Evans disagreed with charges that the focus of
the symposium may have been too narrow, appeal
ing to only a limited number of students.
"If anything, I think the focus was too broad,
not too narrow," Evans said. "I think if we had
had a one-week symposium with a narrowly
defined topic it would have been easier to sustain
attendance. But we (the committee) were more am
bitious than that.
See ANALYSIS on page 4
Honor Court lacks
Hack member quota
By TERESA COLBERT
"At least eight members (of a
30-member court) shall not be of the ma
jority race," states the Instrument of Stu
dent Judicial Governance. There are now
six black members on UNC's Honor
The reason for the two-member
discrepancy was the dismissal of some of
the Court members both black and
white for attendance reasons, said
Robert Divine, former Honor Court
chairman. Normally, "any court member
who is dismissed is replaced by an alter
nate," he said.
But the Court did not have black alter
nates to replace these members because of
a low rate of application by minority
students, Divine added.
"It (the two-member discrepancy) is a
symptom of. a larger problem," said
Elizabeth Ennen, current Honor Court
chairman. Honor Court applications
were due Monday, March 29; there were
only 12 black applicants out of approx
imately 1 12 applications turned in, Ennen
" "It's a numerical " problem" Ennen
said. The Instrument stipulates that 24
percent of the Honor Court members
must be minority students, while only 8
percent of the UNC student body is
black, Ennen said.
Students usually find out about the
Honor Court through friends. "It's a
word-of-rnouth information flow," En
nen said. With more white students on
the Court to begin with, more white
students are going to find out about it,
In the past, chairmen have had to go
out on campus and recruit black ap
plicants because there were not enough,
Ennen said. This year, the Court advertis
ed more than ever before, especially on
South Campus, she said. There was an
article in the Black Ink, and several
phone calls were made to qualified black
students urging them to apply, she said.
"If you recruit students off the street
they might not be as committed as some
one who took the time to fill out an appli-.
, cation, and the problem multiples."
"The quality of the 12 black applicants
this year was somewhat inspiring." The
Court may not have to actively recruit
this year, Ennen said.
Jackie Jeffries, a sophomore, is one of
the returning black Court members and
was recently elected vice-chairman.
"Many of the black students have an im
age of the Court that's not too favorable
... because they don't know too much
about it," he said.
Jeffries said the low turnout in black
applications was connected to black
students' perceptions of the Court. The
Court needs to educate the black students
about its role, he said. This can be done
through extensive advertising and the
Court members' involvement, he added.
Jeffries said he was pleased with the
applications received this year. It was not
necessary to solicit door to door this year
and "there were terrific applications," he
said. , -
The eMrt-has made a considerable
amount of effort to recruit blacks this
year, said Anne Bowden, judicial pro
grams officer and assistant dean for stu
"This is not a new situation ... it's not
something that's just arisen this
semester," Bowden said.
The Court needs to show the black
community that their participation is im
portant for the Honor Court to be credi
ble, she said.
"People just don't think about the
Honor Court until they're brought up for
violations," said Beverly Shepard, a
black senior on the Honor Court. "They
don't realize the Court can have a signifi-
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Susan Crider decorates Easter eggs each year, then, sells them on
Franklin Street. Crider makes special order eggs upon request.
Chapel Thrill taps trust account
By ALISON DAVIS
A Campus Governing Council trust
fund of $60,000 has been closed out, Stu
dent Body Treasurer Rochelle Tucker told
the CGC at its meeting Tuesday night.
The account, which was handled by the
council's office of Business and Finance,
was closed in order to give the Chapel
Thrill Committee the balance of its CGC
allotment of $142,257, Tucker said.
"We had to take that money out,"
Tucker said. "I hope it comes back. As of
yesterday, they'd only sold $18,000 worth
of tickets," she said.
The CGC also approved a resolution
opposing the food service proposal pre
sented by the offices of Student Affairs
and Business and Finance and endorsing
the Student Government proposal "as an
The CGC will send a copy of the reso
lution to the UNC Board of Trustees,
urging them "to direct the administration
to continue its efforts to devise a meal
plan acceptable to the UNC student
CGC Speaker Bobby Vogler (District
14) told CGC members to promote
Chapel Thrill in their districts. "We've
got about three weeks left (to sell more
tickets)," he said.
"It's Chapel Thrill that I'm a little con
cerned about," Tucker said. "At this
point I'm just a little hesitant to feel that
it's going to be a whopping success.
"Tickets have been on sale since just
after Spring Break. They're going to go
up," she said. "I'd figure it should be
that the students are jumping at these
tickets (at the advance sale price of
$8.50). Hopefully, things will get better."
Chapel Thrill Committee Chairperson
Wes Wright said about $35,000 worth of
tickets had been sold, including outlet
sales. Ticket prices are supposed to go up
to $10.50 next week.
Money from the CGC trust fund ha?
been transferred to the Student Activities
Fund Office, Tucker told the council.
"We have $18,000 in the bank, but
Chapel Thrill has received only $72,000,"
she said. "In order for me to write them
(the Chapel Thrill Committee) a check, I .
had to use the other money (from the
- CGC Finance Committee Chairperson
Charlie Madison (District 23) told the
CGC that the Finance Committee had ap
proved taking $25,000 out of the general
reserve to add to the money the CGC has
to allot to campus organizations during,
the budget process. The CGC has appro
ximately $225,000 in student fees to allot,
he said. : ;
See CGC on page 4
Participants discuss problems
Group helps abusive men change
Second of two parts
Editor's note: Change in attitude is the key to counseling men
who abuse their wives or lovers. In the second part of this series,
Geoffrey Willett explains how counselors at Change: A Men's
Counseling Service on Domestic Violence work with abusive
By SHARON ANN KESTER
Special to the DTH
Steve, a successful Boston attorney, chose his words careful
ly. No, he wasn 't interrogating a witness. Rather, he was ex
plaining to a counselor why he had beaten his wife.
"It just come over me, " Steve said. "I lost all control. And
then the slap came. "
' ' Why didn V you stab her? "the counselor asked.
Steve gasped, and beads of perspiration dotted his forehead.
Then something clicked, and Steve realized that he did have
some control over his actions.
"We have found such hard-hitting questions to be the key in
causing the men to look into themselves and to own up to the
fact that they have a problem," Emerge coordinator Kenneth
Busch said. "I am amazed ai the number of times a man will say
'and then the slap came,' as if it were disembodied. Often the
counselors will ask the men if they get angry with their, bosses.
Yes, they do. Do they hit their bosses? Of course not." This
procedure also helps men realize they do have some control over
their actions, he said.
"Often the men deny that the beatings took place," said
Geoffrey Willett, one of the founders of Change. "With gentle
persistence and pressure for details, the men remember," he
said. Emerge counselors have found the following questions to
be particularly effective: How did you hit her? Was your hand
open or closed? How many times did you hit her? Where did
you hit her? v
" I beat her for her own good' is a common excuse," Willett
said. "The men are considering their motive, not their behavior.
The impact of realizing their violence is a powerful one." .
But abusive men are not the only ones who could benefit
from that realization, Willett said. Although Change provides
immediate counseling services for the men, its primary objective
is to educate a society that has condoned woman abuse as an ac
ceptable expression of masculinity, he said.
Specifically, Change works to increase awareness of the fre-
See ABUSE on page 4
Thatcher say& she won't resign
LONDON (AP) Prime Minsiter Margaret Thatcher told shouting opposition
members of Parliament Tuesday she would not resign over the Falkland Islands
crisis, and she slapped an embargo on Argentine beef and other products.
But as criticism mounted of her failure to avert the Argentine seizure of the
islands, panic gripped the London Stock Exchange and the pound tumbled amid
fears the crisis could force the Conservative leader out of office.
, Having staked her political future on reclaiming the remote British colony of,
1,800 inhabitants that was seized Friday, Mrs., Thatcher answered calls for her
resignation by telling the House of Commons: "No. Now is the time for strength
- In Buenos Aires, Interior Minister Gen. Alfredo Saint Jean told reporters the
Argentine government will defend the islands "at any cost." The government con
tinued to reinforce its garrisons on the islands, which it calls the Malvinas.
Northeast paralyzed by blizzard
(AP) A historic April blizzard paralyzed the industrial cities of the Northeast on
Tuesday with foot-deep snow whipped into giant drifts by winds gusting to 70 mph,
while cold never known this late in the season settled on the Midwest.
The blizzard, which swept from Ohio through New England, brought travel to a
virtual standstill in cities such as Boston and New York, where a snowstorm of such
ferocity had never hit this time of year.
' Schools and factories closed. Offices emptied. Airports shut down. Cars and
trucks smacked into each other like billiard balls on the highways. People were urg
ed to stay home.
: In North Carolina temperatures were to dip into the teens and 20s in some areas
overnight Tuesday, challenging previous record lows.
Former justice Abe Fortas dies
WASHINGTON. (AP) Abe Fortas, the immigrant cabinet maker's son whose
brilliant legal mind and alliance with President Lyndon Johnson led to a Supreme
Court career cut short by scandal, is dead at age 71.
Fortas, the first Supreme Court justice to resign under the threat of impeachment
in Congress," died Monday night of a heart attack. "
In a rare interview just four weeks ago, Fortas said he planned to continue his.
private law practice "until my clients retire me or the Lord retires me."
Born in Memphis, Tenn., to a Jewish immigrant from England, Fortas rose to
the heights of his profession as a member of the Supreme Court's liberal wing under
then-Chief Justice Earl Warren. , ;
Rep. Bob Jones lulled in crash
RUTHERFORDTON, (AP) State Rep. Robert A. "Bob" Jones, a leader in
legislative reapportionment efforts, died Monday night when his single-engine
airplane crashed into a clearing near the Rutherford County Airport.
Jones, 50, of Forest City, was piloting the Piper Cherokee 180 and was alone in
the aircraft. He was on his way to the Rutherford County Airport from Raleigh,
and shortly before had landed at Gastonia to drop off another legislator. Sen.
Helen R. Marvin, D-Gaston.
By PAM DUNCAN
Assistant University Editor
Chancellor Christopher C. Fordham
III discussed proposed food service
changes at UNC in a meeting with his Ad
ministrative Council Tuesday afternoon.
The Administrative Council is comprised
of all the University vice chancellors and
three assistants to the Chancellor.
Fordham said the meeting was a set of
deliberations to get everybody's views on
the food service on campus.
"We tried to get anybody else's views
that hadn't said all they wanted to say on
the food service," Fordham said. "We
have to, at some point, get our heads to
gether on this issue." ,
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Donald Boulton said, "I think everybody
agreed, as all of the student groups have,
that improvement was needed in the food
service. We have just had different ideas
about what improvement was.
"No group has told me 'We want to '
abolish iood semce-oa-lhiseampus,' "
Boulton said. ,
Fordham said the council "considered
the proposals of the Food Service Com
mittee and considered the express wishes
of Student Government and RHA."
Both Fordham and Boulton referred to
the importance of a good food service for
both future students and current students
at the University.
"We want to try to enhance the food
service for future students and present
students," Fordham said. "We are look
ing at all the options."
Fordham added that Boulton, Vice
Chancellor of Business and Finance John
Temple and Student Body President Mike
Vandenbergh would meet today for fur
ther discussion of food service proposals.
"We're looking for the best plan; one
that we can put together for the future
and that we can live with for the next 10
or 20 years," Boulton said.
When asked about the proposed man
datory food plan, Boulton said, "To me,
'mandatory food plan' is the wrong use
of the word. I've heard mandatory food
plan for two years now. We don't have a
mandatory food plan. We couldn't have
one if we wanted it. You can't have a
mandatory food plan if you can't feed
everybody," he said.
"What we've talked about is a variety
of room and board plans to feed some of
the students at UNC," Boulton said.
Boulton said that they would make
sure that the ones who are on some kind
of plan get the best deal financially, while
others would have to pay full price.
"We hoped that we could have a food
service good enough to attract people
- Boulton said that renovations on
Chase Cafeteria, Lenoir Hall and the Fast
Break could improve the food'service on
"Food service in the (Carolina) Union
can be improved and bring more people
to the Union," Boulton said. "It will also
be helpful to see Lenoir improved to
cause interaction between faculty, staff
Boulton said that improved interaction
between faculty and students was one
issue that the council agreed was impor
tant to consider along with the food ser
Temple said that the council "spent a
considerable amount of time talking
about alternatives, but did not come to
any kind of conclusion."
Temple said that Fordham, Boulton
and he would be responsible for deciding
and telling the UNC Board of Trustees
what the appropriate solution is.
"I think 85 percent of the details of the
food service plan we're going to have to
work out with Residence Hall Association
and Student Government, and we'll pro
bably be in the process of doing this for
the next year," Boulton said.
"We're raising 101 questions now, of
which only three or four can be answered
this year," he added.
"No decision is going to please every
body," Fordham said.