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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, September 22, 1982, Page 1, Image 1

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T T It II Cool out Variable cloudiness with a 40 percent chance of rain. Highs in the upper 60s. Lows in the upper 40s. Born-again The Rev. Billy Graham visits Chapel Hill next week to begin a series of evangelistic lectures. A story is in Accent, on page 4. S3) Copyright The Daily Tar Heel 1832 Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Volume 0, Issue pV? . t i s ' Wednesday, September 22, 1982 Chapel Hill, North Carolina NewsSports Arts 962-0245 BusinessAdvertising 962-1163 'Dm e arrests ud irom last, year local Bolice say By LYNDA THOMPSON Staff Writer The number of drug-related arrests in Chapel Hill already is higher for the first nine months of 1982 than the number of arrests for all of 1981, according to a detective from the Chapel Hill Police Department. The number of area arrests for mari juana increased from 56 last year to 60 during the first nine months of this year, according to detective Don Truelove. Also, cocaine arrests doubled from 11 to 22 and narcotics arrests increased from 10 in 1981 to 12 this year. Drugs are more readily accepted by the community than 10 years ago, when anyone with an ounce of marijuana was considered a "head." Today they would not be considered a hard-core drug user, Truelove said. Hashish, cocaine and speed also have become socially acceptable, Carl Fox, assistant district attorney, said. "There is still a substantial undercurrent of drug use," he said. Barry T. Wilson, a local attorney, said the situation has improved in some respects. "There is not as big a heroin problem," he said. "I guess people woke up to the fact that it is so self-destructive." Truelove said the use of drugs follows trends. LSD has made a comeback, after its loss of popularity during the early 70s and marijuana is now accepted for recrea tional use. "Marijuana has become the No. 2 cash crop in North Carolina," he said. Another problem, Truelove said, is the increasing number of dangerous counterfeit drugs being manufactured and ; sold. Pills are made to look like quaaludes and speed. The ingredients may include valium and "who knows what," he said. -"These counterfeit pills may be five times stronger than what the user is used to and he will O.D. (overdose)," Truelove said. Larry Talbert, chief investigator for Orange County, said a few people in volved in drugs in the county were UNC students. Wilson said drug arrests in volved "mostly students," but it was not a larger percentage than towns of equal stu dent population. "Drugs are not the in thing anymore," Fox said. "People are more conservative than they were in 1971 when I first came to Chapel Hill." People are opting for beer according to Fox, who said beer sales were up 65 per cent. Dan Gilbert, supervising agent for the Capital District of the State Bureau of In vestigation, expressed the general attitude among law officials and attorneys where there are young people, there are drugs. "People can expect a drug problem in any area that has a high concentration of college students and young adults," he said. "Chapel Hill cannot be singled out as having a drug problem. It is not the foremost college with drug problems." Truelove said the majority of people ar rested were the dealers. Arrests included students who sell drugs for extra money and people who "prey upon students" to sell drugs to them, he said. According to Fox, judges punish drug dealers more severely than people charged with property crimes. "Drugs perpetrate other crimes and the judges recognize this," he said. , "The community should be aware that Jht drug culture is a serious social prob lem' Gilbert said. UNC's Undergrad Court upholds honor on campus By CHARLES FT J MAKER Staff Writer Although a hearing of the Undergraduate Court does not resemble a scene from Perry Mason, it is nevertheless one of the most elaborately designed and carefully executed systems of student honor court in the nation, UNC Undergraduate Court officials say. The Court is run for and by students for the enforcement of the Code of Student Conduct, a code which every student agrees to uphold upon entering the University. "Students buy into, a tradition of honor when they come to the University," Elizabeth Ennen, chairman of the Undergraduate Court, said in an interview after the 1982 judicial retreat at Camp New Hope Sunday. A case simulation, which capped a day long seminar teaching new members of the attorney general's staff and the Undergraduate Court about the student, judicial system, afforded a rare view of a court hearing, since all student court hear ings are closed and confidential, except when otherwise requested by the defendant. Yet what goes on behind the closed doors is a procedure focused on the rights of the defendant, as determined by The In strument of Student Judicial Governance, the document which "sets forth the Code of Student Conduct and all structures and procedures for the Code's implementation and adjudication." "The Instrument provides more than just due process it gives the defendant every possible chance to defend his in nocence," Bill Kimball, student attorney general, said Tuesday. After a charge is presented to the defen dant, he issues a plea of "guilty" or "not' guilty," or requests that the court drop charges because of infringement of his rights. This plea has no bearing on the sanction of the Court if the defendant is found guilty of the charges. Material witnesses for both the in vestigator and the defense counsel are then introduced one at a time. Questions can be asked by all present, including the defen dant and the five court members, accord ing to The Instrument. In addition, the defendant is given the right to challenge See HONOR on page 4 Students question process 5 " $s 0 L i ' 1 l - ' :$ r- r ' ' , ' k '' ' ' ' M JFJH:- y-"., i: wmmmmmm, - i V, , " S r " ' I y: ; ' ? ' " ' .' DTHAI Steele Rev. Leon White speaks out against the dumping of toxic PCBs in Warren County . .Tuesday's rally in the Pit was held to increase students' awareness of the residents' plight White addresses rally in the Pit By KELLY SIMMONS Staff Writer "Thank God we're not going to take it anymore," were the words of the Rev. Leon White during a rally in the Pit Tuesday against the dumping of toxic PCBs in Warren County. The rally, sponsored by the UNC chapter of the Federation For Progress and endorsed by the UNC Public Interest Research Group, was held to increase student awareness and involvement in the plight of Warren County residents, promoters said. Both PIRG and the federation have been active in the fight against the toxic waste dump site. "It's a cause that's hard not to support," said Ted Johnson, speaker for the federation. - Johnson opened the rally by telling the group of about 200 students gathered at the Pit that they were going to learn about the poor, the politically weak the people of Warren County. He said because the "county consisted of predominantly black and poor people who have not been unified in the past, Gov. Jim Hunt did not expect them to get together to fight the dumping. However, the residents have joined together and have declared a nonviolent war against the state. "It's the first step towards stopping further dumping," Johnson said. Rev. Leon White of the United Church of Christ Commission for Racial Justice in Warren County also spoke at the rally. White stressed the fact that the dumping was not a racial issue, but a "people issue." . ' He said the politicians who said Warren County was not chosen because it was a poor, black county had perpetrated the biggest lies to the people of North Carolina. "They didn't understand that poor black people and white people could work together in love," he said. "Jim Hunt is a racist, a wolf in sheep's clothing," White said. "Hunt's a bigger racist than Helms." White also criticized black political leadership in the state. He said they know Hunt won't give them -money to support their political campaigns if they back Warren County residents. He criticized the press for their coverage of the protest saying that hardly any mention has been made of his seven-day hunger strike. He has not eaten anything since last Tuesday. White urged the crowd to come to Warren County Monday and participate in a nonviolent march. "If we continue to struggle, we will shut that dump down Monday," he said. Blain Tharrington, a member of the Warren Coun ty Citizens Concerned About PBCs, said a Princeton University study has shown that four of five landfills more tests, and the Warren County site was moved to second on the list. The catch was that repeated tests were not performed on any other site, he said. "It definitely is a racial issue," he said. Yonni Chapman, state coordinator for the Organi zation of Progress, said it was an inspiration to see people come together and stand firm in their beliefs. Chapman was one of several Chapel Hill residents ar rested in Warren County last week. He said students are needed to get involved with the protest because they are an important part of the struggle and could make a difference. "You don't have to get arrested to march," Chapman assured the crowd. 'Jim Hunt is a racist, a wolf in sheep's clothing, (He) is a bigger racist than Helms The Rev. Leon White, Commission for Racial Justice in Warren County in the United States are leaking. New Jersey has outlawed landfills and California is in the process of outlawing them, he said. "It is our. constitutional right to protect our persons and properties," Tharr ington said. "Humans have a pretty bad track record in protecting personal property." Of the alternatives, landfills are the least desirable method of toxic waste disposal, Tharrington said. In cineration would be the safest although the most expensive form of disposal, he said. And even then it would be cheaper in the long run than the cost of repairing peaking landfills. Tharrington said that out of six sites studied by the Environmental Protection Agency, Warren County was the fifth most suitable location in regard to water levels and soil criteria. However, the EPA performed Doug Berger, who was arrested Monday, also spoke at the rally. He called the situation one of peo ple working together, putting aside differences. "We've got to get down there and support them," he said. After his speech in the Pit, White spoke to a speech class in Bingham Hall. "When it comes to organizing protests, there's nobody better than Leon White," he said. White criticized an editorial in Tues day's Daily Tar Heel that said the dispute in Warren County should not be made into a racial issue. White said that "the president of the University must have called them (DTH editors) up and told them what to write," and that the editorial "was a disgrace to the University." FLese arch abiliti isize dm 1 mring pr lessors By LIZ LUCAS Staff Writer "I guess I know now why professors are called 'professors' in college rather than 'teachers,' " said Kevin Payne, a freshman from Rocky Mount. "It's because some of them really can't teach." The ability to teach appears to be playing less of a role in hiring new professors at UNC. Though teaching ability is not overlooked by any means, more emphasis may be being placed on research ability and published work, with faculty and students taking opposing views of the matter. "You won't get to UNC to be hired unless you've got the paper work and research behind you because at a university like this, research is important," said Gillian Cell, Affirmative Action officer for the University. "Though the University tries to assure that new professors can teach, the first cut (of applicants for a teaching position) is made on the grounds of scholarship due to necessity," Cell said. "There's nothing else to judge them on at that point." John Schopler, chairman of the psychology department, agreed. "There's no way to evaluate teaching ability or attitude from a distance other than by paper work and published research, making it an important factor in the initial choice of ap plicants," he said. But some University students disagree with the emphasis placed on research. "Teachers are in a position where they have to be able to relate to teach what they know, (which is) their research, to the students," "said Zeda Glass, a senior Spanish major from Oxford, N.C. The im portance of teaching should not be overlooked, she added. , "It's important to be able to get points across to students. That's what teaching is," said Dan Riven bark, a sophomore from Bolivia, N.C. "It's nice for teachers to have done research, but what good is it if they can't communicate it?" Faculty members, on the other hand, do not view hiring on the basis of published work and research as detrimental. "Research and teaching go hand in hand," said R. Don Higginbotham, chairman of the history department. You often get a better teacher because of their experience in writing, which enables them to share their process of learning as well as the general information they learned. "UNC is an outstanding example of good research and teaching combined," Higginbotham said. More emphasis is now being placed on teaching ability and peer judgment of professors than in the past, he added. David Pike, assistant professor in the German department, agreed. New students may not realize that the University is mainly an institution of research, he said. ' - Although students may feel slighted, it is the University's national reputation that makes a degree from UNC worth something, he said. "And where does the University get its reputation? From faculty members who publish their work and research na tionally," Pike said. "UNC is mainly a research institution," he said. "That doesn't mean teaching is unimportant, but research tends to be judged a notch or two above teaching. "I doubt someone can be an outstanding teacher at . the upper levels without having published , works," Pike said, adding that he saw no definite correlation between research ability decreasing teaching abilities or vice versa. "It's rare enough to find someone who is a really good teacher or a really good researcher alone," he said. "If a teacher writes a lot, for instance, then they have a desire to communicate their findings, which is the same as communicating to students in teaching." Despite trie controversy over the assets of teaching and research, the University does not em phasize just one particular aspect in hiring. "The University has three main duties: teaching, research, and public service," said Richard Cole, dean of the UNC School of Journalism. "Emphasis is not placed on one particular area, though." ' But in some departments, including the jour nalism school, the emphasis on research may actual ly hurt students, said Jim Hummel, former editor of The Daily Tar Heel who graduated in May. The journalism school is "split on" hiring professors because of their practical experience or their publications and research, he said. "The school of journalism is probably leaning towards hiring researchers as professors because research brings in money through grants," Hummel said. As it stands now, even the best teacher and one with the most practical experience in the field may not be hired as a professor by the journalism school without a doctoral degree, he said. This may , shut out some of the most qualified teachers because those without doctorates would probably only be hired as lecturers, Hummel said. See RESEARCH on page 4

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