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Copyright The Daily Tar Heel 1982
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AFTON More than 130 people including two UNC stu
dents were arrested Monday afternoon as they attempted to
prevent state trucks from entering and leaving the controversial
PCB dump site in Warren County.
North Carolina Highway Patrol officers also arrested Southern
Christian Leadership Conference President Joseph Lowery as
he lead about 90 others in "The Lord's Prayer" while kneeling
at the entrance to the dump site. Lowery said he planned to stay
in jail overnight.
UNC seniors Doug Berger, 22, and Keith Feather, 2J, were
among the first arrested for impeding traffic. None of the pro
testers offered any resistance to the officers, who picked them
up one by one and placed them on barred buses.
While no demonstrater resisted arrest, some complained of
harsh treatment by the troopers.
"You don't have to kick them or pull them," Lowery told the
officers as they placed those arrested onto buses. "They won't
give you any trouble.
Three patrolmen picked up Berger, who lay on his back with
arms folded, and shoved him into a van.
"They pulled my hair, pinched the back of my neck and grab
bed me from my underarms," Berger said through a window of
the van he shared with 15 other arrested protesters. Both Berger
and Feather were released on their own recognizance, since this
was their first arrest.
About 230 people have been arrested in the past six days in at
tempts to block state trucks from access to the toxic waste dump
See PCB on page 4
Protesters persist in attempts to block trucks laden with PCB-laced soil to a
disposal site in Warren County. Arrests continued Monday during a rally in Afton.
One protester (left) lay in the road to block traffic; another women (right), is
shown being escorted by highway patrolmen after being arrested.
Photos by Al Steele.
Massacre prompts decision
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Reagan orders Marines back to Lebanon
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON President Reagan said Monday he
is ordering the Marines back into Lebanon in the wake of
the massacre of Palestinian refugees there, to help "bring
that nightmare to an end."
Reagan, in a broadcast to the nation, also declared that
"it is essential that Israel withdraw from Beirut."
"For our friends in Lebanon and Israel; for our friends
in Europe and elsewhere in the Middle East; and for us as
Americans this tragedy, horrible as it is, reminds us of
the absolute imperative of bringing peace to that troubled
country and region.
"By working for peace in the Middle East, we serve the
cause of world peace, and the future of mankind," he
Reagan said the Marines would again be joined in their
mission by units from France and Italy. The same nations
sent the peacekeeping force which oversaw the withdrawal
of Palestine Liberation Organization fighters from Beirut
early this month.
Reagan made clear that his decision to return American
troops to Beirut was pinned to the recent massacre of
Palestinians in their refugee camps.
"The scenes that the whole world witnessed this past
weekend were among the most heartrending in the long
nightmare of Lebanon's agony. Millions of us have seen
pictures of the Palestinian victims of this tragedy. There is
little that words can add. But there are actions we can and
must take to bring that nightmare to an end," he said.
"For the criminals who did this deed, no punishment is
enough to remove the blot of their crime. But for the rest
of us there are things that we can learn that we must do:
"The people of Lebanon must have learned that the
cycle of massacre upon massacre must end. Children are
not avenged by the murder of other children.
"Those outsiders who have fed the flames of civil
war in Lebanon for so many years need to learn that the
fire will consume them too if it is not put out.
r "And we must all rededicate ourselves to the cause
of peace. I re-emphasize my call for early progress to solve
the Palestinian issue and repeat the U.S. proposals which
are now even more urgent."
Reagan declared that, " It is now urgent that specific ar
rangements for withdrawal of all foreign forces be agreed
upon. This .must happen very soon."
And he restated his detennination to press for a lasting
Middle East peace based on a recent initiative the Israelis
Reagan said the international force, composed of
troops from Italy and France as well as the United States,
would "assist the government of. Lebanon in reasserting
authority over all of its territory. . . . We must pave the
way for withdrawal of foreign forces."
"The participation of American forces in Beirut will
again be for a limited period," Reagan said. "But I have
concluded that there is no alternative to their returning to
Lebanon if that country is to have a chance to stand on its
own feet." ; 1. "' '
The leathernecks, all members of the 32nd Marine Am
phibious Unit, were on liberty Monday in Naples, Italy
and Sicily. Officials said they expected no difficulty in
rounding them up.
But they said the 1,300-mile voyage from Naples to
Beirut aboard the amphibious assault ship, Guam, and
four other vessels the Nashville, Saginaw, Hermitage
and Manitowoc to Lebanon could take up to 12 hours.
The assassination of Lebanese President-elect Bashir
Gemayel and the massacres of Palestinians in west Beirut
. "have served only to reinforce my conviction that such a
peace is desperately needed and that the initiative we
undertook on Sept. 1 is the right way to proceed," Reagan
said. "We will not be discouraged or deterred in our ef
forts to seek peace in Lebanon and a just and lasting peace
throughout the Middle East."
Reagan said special Middle East envoy Philip Habib,
who broke off a short vacation to return to Washington
following the massacre reports, would return to Beirut.
See LEBANON on page 4
Phi Beta Kappa honors
By DEBBI SYKES
Sitting in classrooms Phi Beta
Kappa members are in
distinguishable from the rest of the
On campus, these scholars usual
ly are not recognized for having met
the strict academic requirements of
this select fraternity. '
Phi Beta Kappa was established
to recognize intellectual honesty,
tolerance, understanding and diver
sity, as well as academic
achievements. It was also the first
society to have a Greek fetter name.
Juniors and seniors in the College
of Arts and Sciences and the schools
of Education, Journalism and
Business Administration are eligible
to become members of Phi Beta
Juniors must have earned a quali
ty point average of at least 3.7 in 75
hours and completed General Col
lege requirements, seniors miui
meet the same rules with a
minimum quality point average of
3.6 in 105 hours. Once inducted,
students cannot be removed. "It's
an award for having achieved a cer
tain grade average at a certain
time," Dr. John K. Nelson, faculty
adviser for Phi Beta Kappa, said.
Phi Beta Kappa was founded in
1776 at the College of William and
Mary in Williamsburg, Va. The
Alpha chapter at UNC was founded
The program at UNC conducts
an ongoing computer analysis of
students' grades and the executive
committee of the chapter elects the
members. The president and vice
president of each class are the
members with the highest quality
point average. The secretary is
selected by the new inductees.
Eligible , students are notified by
mail and public inductions are held
each semester. At the ceremony, the
See SCHOLARS on page 4
New PR manage,
starts ojj season
By DAVID SCHMIDT
The Playmakers Repertory Company's produc
tion of Life on the Mississippi launches another
PRC season Thursday night, but according to
managing director George Parides, opening night at
the Paul Green Theatre isn't the only stage through
which PRC must pass this year.
"It will give us a chance for a breather," he said,
"a chance to evaluate what we've done and to start
all over again." . x
Parides is part of an entirely new PRC manage
ment staff which started all over just a short while
ago. The key to a smooth transition is communica
tion, he said, and he added that it seems to be work
ing. "There is always a changeover every year," he
said. "It's rare that you have a 100 percent turnover,
all within two months. It's a very strange coin
cidence, but it's also a delightful one."
Theater staff members, he said, may leave due to
other duties, greater prospects, or a need for a
change. Parides said most university managing
directors remain with a company between five and
PRC is unique because no other theatre is so
closely aligned with its university, he said. For ex
ample, Parides said PRC does not have its own
board of trustees and falls under the authority of the
dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Parides said the new staff members worked 14
hours a day seven days a week producing Life on
the Mississippi, much of it spent learning the un
familiar policies of the university.
Now that the curtain has opened on the new
season, Parides said he would like to communicate
more openly with Chapel Hill's residential and stu
"When that curtain goes up on opening night, it's
magic," he said, "and that magic must happen for
Parides said he has begun "strategic planning"
for which he set aside five years to accomplish
specific goals and objectives.
The first step was the creation of "The Incredible
Student Pass," which allows students five admis
sions to the theater. Parides successfully employed
the pass at Princeton and Temple universities but
said the UNC version is improved because it can be
used all at once or in any combination of shows. It
is doing remarkably well, he said, with preseason
sales totalling more than 200.
Parides said he wanted to establish an internship
program with the department of dramatic art for
foreign students. He said he would also like to hire a
playwright in residence for the theater.
Parides is looking toward local residents as well.
"I would like to see community involvement by
having a volunteer group involved in PRC who
would be associates, patrons or friends of the
theater." he said.
Members wouiu lonn committees to initiate
special programs for which PRC cannot spare time.
In these tough economic times, Parides said he
needed to be more imaginative in creating financial
support. The non-profit Playmakers Repertory
Company earns income through ticket sales, univer
sity funding, grants from state and federal art coun
cils, and patron contributions. Still, he said, PRC is
always short of money and could use help raising
Although the theater is accessible to the handi
capped, the plays themselves may not be; a commit
tee, for example, might find interpreters for the
deaf. Parides also suggested committees which
would secure housing for visiting artists, promote
statewide tours and organize opening night parties.
"It is the job of the managing director to make
sure that the focus of those goals and objectives are
reached," he said, "so that the community and the
university know what we're trying to do and vice