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Copyright 1982 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 90, Issue 4;
Wednesday, April 28, 1982
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Equity of mew open-door ' jpoiicy dispute
By CHIP WILSON
When Mike Vandenbergh campaigned for stu
dent body president, he vowed to diversify Student
Government. Pointing to a flood of -applications
for appointed positions, he said he kept his pro
mise. But concurrent with the surge of interest that
Vandenbergh said he spurred are ripples of dis
content among some applicants who contend they
were denied positions in favor of less experienced
Vandenbergh cited an increase in both the num
ber and quality of people applying for Student
Government positions, attributing it to heavy ad
vertising and his appointment of Melanie Wilson
as an executive assistant who has the task of attrac
ting more applicants.
Wilson said Vandenbergh's goal of openness
dictates that previous Student Government ex
perience doesn't have to be a prime consideration
in selecting people to fill cabinet positions in the
"We're trying to open it up," Wilson said. "We
have gotten a lot of people who haven't been in
Student Government before. Many times, a person
who comes in off the street presents better ideas
than someone who has been in Student Govern
One applicant for a cabinet-level position, who
asked not to be identified because she still works
with Student Government, said she had written
guidelines for the programs she intended to head.
But she was turned down, in favor of a freshman
with little experience in Student Government.
"To my knowledge the report I wrote was the
only thing written down concerning that particular
position," the student said. "I even heard Mike
refer to the same things I wrote. I can't say if he
took them from me."
Another unsuccessful applicant, who headed a
statewide political youth organization and worked
with policy development for Student Government,
said Vandenbergh and his staff members had been
wrongly emphasizing ideology over experience.
"They have picked the best and the brightest,
while at the same time they are slighting people
who have put a lot of work into Student Govern
ment," he said.
"You've got to pick the best," Wilson said.
"When you open up Student Government the way
we have, you have a lot of qualified applicants. A
lot of people who would have been qualified were
turned down. But I don't want to say that the peo
ple in the positions now are not."
Anthony Hughes, a sophomore who is treasurer
of the Black Student Movement, said qualifica
tion for the post wasn't considered when he ap
plied for assistant Student Government treasurer.
"When I applied for the position I knew who
my competition was," Hughes said. "I wasn't in
terviewed by Mike. (Vandenbergh), but by an ex
ecutive assistant instead."
Hughes contended not being interviewed by
Vandenbergh set him at an unfair disadvantage
with candidates who were. Vandenbergh selected
Brent Clark as treasurer. David Mann and Cindy
Vogler were appointed as assistants.
"The people in the treasurer's' office now are
'green, except for David Mann," Hughes said. "I
had treasured a student organization, while Brent
Clark had not." ' . ;
Hughes said Vandenbergh told him Clark ap
pointed the assistant treasurers. "But Clark didn't
interview any of the applicants. If he' made the
decision by just looking at the applications, then
he should have picked someone with experience."
"Mike told me he wanted a 50-50 treasurer's of
fice, with the first half being experience and the
other well, he never really clarified the other. I
think it had something to do with the ability to get
along with people."
Hughes said he thought himself more qualified
than Cindy Vogler. "Her brother is Bobby Vogler,
who is a member of Vandenbergh's (Chi Psi)
fraternity and is from his hometown. Since Brent
Clark didn't interview any of the applicants, Mike
had to have some say in who was picked."
Tony Lathrop, one of Vandenbergh's executive
assistants, said Cindy Vogler was picked because
of her qualifications and not because her brother
was a Chi Psi. He said the perception of a "Chi Psi
conspiracy" was wrong.
Wilson also discounted tne suggestion that not
being interviewed by Vandenbergh placed appli
cants at a disadvantage. She said all the executive
assistants, as well as Vandenbergh, did the inter
views as their schedules permitted. But she con
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Legislature OK needed
Plans for food service modifications
still face long road to final approval
By DEAN FOUST
The dust is just now beginning to clear from the past weeks of
debate and compromise between administrative and student
leaders that resulted in a food service package approved last Fri
day by the UNC Board of Trustees Student Affairs Committee.
While the plan still has many rough edges and .must go before
both the UNC Board of Governors and the North Carolina
Legislature for approval, insiders consider the BOT's approval
the crucial step in the process.
The scenario surrounding food service finally came to a head
after years of proposals, committees, reports and visits to other
universities. Still, UNC was left with a program that the majori
ty of students, did not use and the University has had to subsidize
in recent years.
The present food service contractors, ARA Services, Inc.
one of the largest food service companies in the nation lost
about $250,000 at UNC in the 1980-81 academic year, which the
University made up in supporting funds. ARA regional super
visor Hoit Taylor was quoted in The Daily Tar Heel as saying
that losses for the past year would be "roughly half of that."
ARA, whose contract with the University expires next year, has
been the third largest contractor to run a food service at UNC in
the last 10 years.- T - - ,
Members of the administration reiterated throughout the last
few months that the time had come for the University to make a
commitment to food service, or abandon any such program. As
James Cansler, associate vice chancellor for student affairs,
said, "We either have to fish or cut bait."
"We are so close to being down and under that it may happen
in two months," Donald Boulton, vice chancellor for student
affairs, was quoted as saying in the DTH, (Wednesday, March
17). "We've been drifting that way for 10 years. There isn't a
company that can come in here and make a profit under the pre
It was on March 15 that a comprehensive food service plan,
which served at the working proposal throughout the process,
was presented to and approved by the Food Service Advisory
Committee. The plan had been written by three committee
members and administrators, Cansler, Charles Antle, vice
chancellor for business, and Biruta Nielsen, assistant to the vice
chancellor for business and finance. The plan included provi
sions for a student food service fee and a room and board plan
for areas of North and South Campus, the issues which past
Student Government administrators had traditionally opposed.
Some members of past Student Government administrations
have expressed concern because the present plan includes a man
datory $10 per year student fee and $100 meal plan for on
campus students. Bert Johnson, special assistant to former Stu
dent Body President Scott Norberg, went on the record Monday
as saying that Student Government should have rejected any
plan which asked students to subsidize a food service that could
not succeed on its own. -
"Why put money into something when it's not being manag
ed well enough?
"For four years there have been proposals for a mandatory
meal plan and Student Government has always come out against
it," Johnson said. "I feel like four years of hard work went
down the drain.
"I sort of think (this) Student Government (administration)
sort of wimped out," he said.
Student Body President Mike Vandenbergh defended his ad
ministration's actions, saying it was time for Student Govern
ment to stop simply reacting to situations and look out for the
. best interest of students.
"There's a fundamental misconception which has been going
on for three or four . years that this was something we didn't
want to happen but happened,' ' Vandenbergh said. . ( .
"I believe there is great dissatisfaction at the present time on
campus with the present food service," he said. "It would be
wrong for Student Government to stick its head in the sand and
ignore the problem, a problem which has existed for at least 14
years. . . v
"I could have said 'no fee,' 'no board plan' because I'll
graduate next year. But I think we need to look out for students
in the coming decades."
Vandenbergh said that delaying a decision for even one more
year was "in effect taking $500,000 out of students' pockets."
The administration had indicated that the cost of constructing
similar plans could rise by such large figures each year because
Another instance of "taking money out of student's pockets"
arose repeatedly during the past week and was discussed at the
Student Affairs Committee meeting Friday.
With the provision in the present plan to transfer control of
residence hall snack bars, most campus vending machines and
the Pit Stop currently operated by Student Stores to the food
See PLAN on page 5
High sports revenue doesn't loosen tight belt
By TRACY YOUNG
Last of three parts on inflation and intercollegiate
"You just live with inflation and adjust to it. I think
it's a fact of life. The way I view it is that we're so much
better off at Carolina than almost every other school in
, UNC Swimming Coach Frank Comfort
UNC is lucky. The success of its two revenue sports,
football and basketball, has been great enough to sup
port its non-revenue sports with relative ease. So far.
But the fate of the football and basketball teams can
change quickly, and the athletic administrators at UNC
realize this. Although no real cuts have been made as of
yet, the budget is being watched closely in an effort to
avoid overspending. A new form of budget is even being
introduced by the athletic business office to help coaches
keep their expenses within reasonable limits.
"One of the misconceptions everybody has is that the
athletic department is just loaded with money," business
manager and volleyball coach Beth Miller said. "We
have to keep a really tight ship to keep a balanced
budget. To maintain 26 sports to the extent that we
maintain them is very expensive. People think that we're
loaded and can buy everything, but that's not the case."
Miller said the new budget process would involve giv
ing each coach a set increase, such as 10 percent. Now
coaches must work within a certain allocated amount.
With this new process, Miller said the athletic depart
ment hoped to eliminate having to cut out unnecessary
expenses once the budgets have been turned in.
"We're putting more time into the pre-part of it (the
budget) rather than the post-part," Miller said. "All of
the coaches will, of course, have more money than last
Miller said the women's coaches would be given a
slightly larger increase because of their upcoming
changeover from AIAW to NCAA. This money will be
used for the increased recruiting that the NCAA allows.
"We're trying to look at it as a whole department,"
Miller said. "What's best for the whole group rather
than one sport. We have tried to be fair with the in
creases." It is clear that although the new budget asks coaches
to consider carefully what they feel are their priority ex
penses, it does not ask them to cut necessary money.
Even so, some of these Same coaches now are volun
tarily limiting expenses in such areas as travel in order to
avoid a mandatory cutback down the road.
"One thing (Athletic Director) John Swofford is em
phasizing is using good judgment," Miller said. "We're
definitely not traveling west unless we've qualified for a
"Most of the time he (Swofford) is'trying to get the
people to play more regionally. Sometimes the teams
have trouble because the competition is not as strong,
but most teams are okay."
Swimming coach Frank Comfort said that his best
competition is a fair distance from North Carolina. He
said he realized it was not financially feasible for the
teams to travel that far on a regular basis.
"Everybody would. like to travel further," Comfort
said. "For us to get a really competitive team we'd have
to go a long way. That's just not practical. I think
everybody's into regional travel, and I wonder about
schools that aren't."
Many of the coaches said that although their travel
had been somewhat regionalized, their competition had
yet to be greatly diminished.
"We compete along the eastern seaboard," track
coach Hubert West said. "Regional travel won't hurt us
because where ve travel is strong in track and field."
See SPORTS on page 5
State legislature authorizes proposals
for redisricting, sets date for primary
By LUCY HOLMAN
The General Assembly overwhelmingly
approved on Tuesday proposals concern
ing the North Carolina primaries and the
lines for the state legislature.
In the third special session on redisric
ting since the General Assembly adjourn
ed last summer, the House and Senate
voted to hold the state-wide primary for
state legislative seats as well as for Con
gressional and local races on June 10.
The group also voted to accept a com
mittee recommendation dividing
Cumberland County into a two-member
district including Fort Bragg and a three
member district covering the remainder
of the county to insure greater representa
tion for the county's black population.
The recommendation also called for the
redrawing of district lines in the northeast
portion of the state.
The special session was called by Gov.
Jim Hunt after the U.S. Justice Depart
ment rejected last week the legislature's
February plan for redistricting on the
grounds that it violated the 1965 Voting
The Associated Press reported late
Tuesday night that the Justice Depart
ment has tentatively accepted the
Representatives were hopeful that the
new" proposals would be acceptable to the
Justice Department. Rep. Daniel T.
Lilley, D-Lenoir, chairman of the House
committee on legislative redistricting, said
in the special House session Monday
night, "We feel confident that if we ad
See PRIMARY on page 5
Gov. Jim Hunt
Reagan to meet with O'Neill, Baker
WASHINGTON (AP) President Ronald Reagan plans to meet with House
Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill and Senate Majority Leader Howard H. Baker on
Wednesday in an attempt to resolve differences over the 1983 budget, the White
House announced Tuesday.
Negotiators from the White House and Congress nearly completed work on the
budget compromise during a two-hour negotiating session Tuesday at the White
House, said Larry Speakes, the deputy White House press secretary.
Speakes said the taxes issue remained unresolved and Reagan is still committed to
his three-year tax cut plan.
. Democrats have particularly insisted on a change in the 10 percent income tax cut
scheduled for 1983 to reduce the budget deficit. Reagan has adamantly opposed any
Britain warns of military strike
(AP) Britain warned Tuesday that military force may be the only way to retake
the Falkland Islands. Argentina said it had learned the British may attack in 24 to
48 hours, ordered foreign correspondents from a key port and reportedly told
Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig Jr, not to return to Buenos Aires.
The British dependency of South Georgia, 800 miles east of the Falklands, was
seized April 3, and Britain said its marines captured South Georgia and 194 Argen
tines Sunday and Monday. The Argentine junta said, however, that specially train
ed marines called "The Lizards" continued resistance on the island.
Reagan may testify in Hinckley trial
WASHINGTON (AP) Surrounded by U.S. marshals and wearing a bullet
proof vest,. John W. Hinckley Jr. went on trial Tuesday for attempting to assas-
sinate President Reagan.
As jury selection began, the government's chief prosecutor indicated that
Reagan, himself, may be called to testify.
Twelve jurors and six alternates, will be chosen in a process that may take the rest
of the week. A 90-member panel was called for the initial screening process.
Hinckley's lawyers will try to show he was insane when he shot Reagan, press
secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Tim McCarthy and police officer
Thomas Delahanty outside the Washington Hilton Hotel on March 30, 1981.
Oil companies report drop in profits
NEW YORK (AP) Exxon Corp. and Standard Oil Co. of California, two of
the nation's largest oil companies, cited the worldwide oil glut and recession Tues
day in reporting sharp declines in their first-quarter profits.
Other big oil concerns reported moderately lower earnings for the three-month
Exxon, the nation's larget corporation in terms of sales, said its earnings fell 22.5
percent from a year earlier, to a total of $1.24 billion.