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And the band marches Lsst drop data Friday is the last day to drop a class. on . . . Here comes the sun Sunny today, with the high in the upper 70s. Low to night in the mid 50s. See Weekend Vnj off C7 Copyright The Daily Tar Heel 1982 Volume C4, Issue Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Thursday, September 30 1982 Chapel Hill, North Carolina NawsSportsArts 962-0245 BusinessAdvertising 962-1163 JWMl'fl' ..'IIWWW WIKWWWM"" I"". I I : i I 4 .:", x V,.. - - 1 1 I ' i i J V ' I f 1 4., I J. DTHJeff Neuville Peace 'n 9 quiet Sophomore Rich Whitener finds a quiet corner on the steps outside of Calwell Hall to study" for an evening Political Science exam. Tempora proposed. By J. DONASIA Staff Writer A bill proposing temporary away-from-reactor storage of spent nuclear wastes will be introduced to the House of Representatives today. The bill, backed by Jim Broyhill, D-N.C, would set up a plan to move the wastes from nuclear reac tors, where they are stored now, to temporary federal sites, until permanent storage sites can be created. Although the bill is still in its formative stages, it should provide for- minimal away-from-reactor sites, and they should only be used as a last resort, Lenn Arzt, press officer for the U.S. Department of Energy, said. Plants with no storage room left would have priority access to the new sites. The bill limits the total amount of spent fuel the government can store to 2,000 metric tons, a fraction of the amount needing permanent storage. Arzt said that technology for the storage sites does exist, although they haven't been incorporated Women 's group meets ry cusp for nu osal s clear waste on the commercial level yet. Dan Read, president of the Chapel Hill Anti Nuclear Group Effort, said he believes differently. The dangers of handling and transporting the fuel wastes are great, not to mention the possibility of sabotage, he said. "Even the release of a small fraction of breathable particles could produce serious conse quences in a heavily populated area," he said. Joe Gilliland, public affairs officer for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Atlanta, said former President Jimmy Carter created the storage problem when he imposed a moratorium on reprocessing spent fuel. When the plants were built, they were designed for reprocessing, not long-term storage, he said. "Ultimately this is a policy decision the Congress and the public must deal with," he said. "Even if plants are shut down, we still have to face the pro blem of what to do with the spent fuel stored up already " Gilliland said that many plants, including Carolina Power and Light's Brunswick and Robin son plants have been granted expanded storage space by the NRC as a temporary relief. CP and L spokesman Wayne Ennis said that storage is not a technological issue but a political one. He said Congress needs to make a decision on storage since the nuclear industry has already shown that it can successfully store the waste. Barbara Simpson, director of federal government relations for Duke Power, said a veto of the waste storage bill would make electricity more expensive in the Carolinas. Simpson said that Duke Power has a capability to store the waste until the mid-1900s, after which there will be no more room. "This is one of those hard realities of life," she said. "It's a national problem that must be dealt with." Ettin elected NX.. "President of NOW Air disaster in Luxembourg results in 12 dead, 65 injured The Associated Press LUXEMBORG A Soviet airliner carrying 77 people veered off the runway, plunged into a stand of trees and exploded in flames just after landing at Luxemborg airport Wednesday night. Police and fire officials said 12 people were killed and 65 injured. The survivors, some of them burned severely, were taken to five hospitals in the city and to a burn center in Metz, France, about 37 miles to the south. About 40 people, including six crew members, apparently got out of the burning plane on their own, Luxembough's RTL television said. Some made it to a farmhouse not far from where the plane came to rest, while others fainted as they ran, the report added. , Airport officials said the aircraft carried 66 pas sengers and 1 1 crew members. The nationalities of those on board were not known. The airport officials said the aircraft, an II yushin 62 of the Soviet airline Aeroflot, landed at 8:23 p.m. (4:23 p.m. EDT) in good weather, and appeared to have made a proper landing until it suddenly turned to the right and skidded about 1,000 yards. : It shot over a small pond and plunged into some - woods, knocking down trees from about 100 yards :t before it came to a halt at the end of a small valley, . See CRASH on page 2 3 4 5 6 By IVY MILLIARD Staff Writer r. - kit ' kw. The North Carolina chapter of the National Or ganization for Women elected officers at its recent statewide conference in Wilmington. Members stressed their resolve to work for the election of more women and men in favor of women's rights. Johanna Ettin of Winston-Salem, who was elected NOW state president, said the group would continue to work for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment and would "concentrate ac tivity on political campaigning" to make voters aware of N.C. legislators who voted against the ERA in the 1982 General Assembly. "As a state political action committee, we'll raise money and contribute it to favorable can didates all over the state. We're also training peo ple in campaigning techniques to help win elections in the next couple of years. As it stands now we often find ourselves picking between the lesser of two evils," Ettin said. Earlier at the Sept. 17 through 19 convention, Judy Goldsmith, national NOW executive vice president, addressed the group. She told them the ERA failure in June showed that "we have been tested in fire and, like steel tempered in fire, have - been made stronger by it." Goldsmith said NOW membership has been in creasing since the North Carolina legislature failed to ratify the ERA and she added that "political analysts who thought we would be tired, demor alized and defeated, underestimated the energizing effect of rage." Ettin . said that NOW membership in North Carolina has increased from 1,700 to 2,600 members since August, 1981 and that six new chapters have begun since the June 4 vote against : ERA in North Carolina. There are now a total of 22 chapters statewide. "An ERA bill had been reintroduced as of July 14, but we have to concentrate now on the need to change the composition of the bodies that will vote on it. We're looking at a long-term process," Ettin Said'. " -r;u:,r'r c i';'1-"'' ;V-- "r Also elected to state NOW offices were Roberta Waddle of Fayetteville, vice-president for legisla tive action; Judy McNeil of Durham, vice president for membership in the East; Marilyn Smith of Boone, vice-president for membership in the West; Sandra Harris of Sand Hills, secretary and Jan Allen of Chapel Hill, treasurer. Jan Allen has been active in NOW for six years and was president of the local chapter at one time. 'j Ann Bagnal, a major opponent of ERA and abor tion, and Democrat Steve Neal. The Uth District U.S. House - "C6ngressioittal J'ace"':between , Democratic Sen. Jamie Clarke and Republican In cumbent Bill Hendori will also be followed closely. Both Ettin and Alien expressed support for 24th District N.C. House candidates, Anne Barnes and Joe Hackney who are running unopposed. NOW also supported Democrats Russell Walker, incum bent, and Wanda Hunt against Republican op ponents P.H. Craig and Alan V. Pugh in the 16th District N.C. Senate race. "An ERA bill had been reintroduced as of July 14, but we have to concentrate now on the need to change the composition of the bodies that will vote on it. We're look ing at a long-term process." Johanna Ettin NOW state president Allen said the local NOW chapter had not de cided whether to support U.S. House candidate Bill Cobey, a Republican, or Democrat Ike An drews in the 4th District, which includes Chapel Hill. "Cobey is anti-ERA and anti-abortion, and he is a lot like Jesse Helms in that respect. Andrews seems to have a more positive. record concerning, women's issues. We can't support Cobey, but I can't say we will definitely support Andrews," Allen said. , Ettin said the state NOW organization was not making any major endorsements in the Cobey Andrews race. "That race is one we are not actively following. There are so many races, we have to concentrate on using our resources wisely," Ettin said. Ettin said the organization was focusing on the 5th District N.C. Senate race between Republican Said Allen, "The republicans are running a lot of people in this state this year, which is unusual. They are well funded, and we're concerned with that." On Oct. 13 the Chapel Hill NOW chapter is sponsoring a program at the Presbyterian Student Center on Henderson Street. The topic of the pro gram will be "Women in Politics" and it will feature Ann Barnes, Wanda Hunt and County Commissioner Shirley Marshall, all of whom NOW supports. "We're very supportive of these three women, and we hope to encourage other women to get in volved. Our membership has increased since June. There were a lot of people sitting around thinking that it (ERA) would pass for sure and then when it didn't, they felt guilty," Allen said. Moreheads By KATHERINE LONG Spedal to the DTH They were considering Harvard, Brown, Vassar, Yale and could have been accepted at most of them. In stead, 77 freshmen came to UNC because of an incentive that no other school in the nation could offer. A Morehead Scholarship. The program that began on a small scale 29 years ago, modeled after the Rhodes Scholarship program, has ex panded and branched out so much that today it has imitators of its own. The Morehead Scholarships were started by John Motley Morehead II, UNC alumnus of 1891. Morehead had a varied career as a chemical engineer, inventor, one of the founders of Union Carbide, textbook author, mayor of Rye, N.Y., and minister to Sweden. In 1945, at the age of 70, Morehead returned to his alma mater with a very ambitious plan. He'd watched the Rhodes Scholarship program being set up when he was in Oxford, England, and he wanted to set up a private fund to start the same thing here. The ever-growing program and its many scholars "He wanted to attract to this univer sity a significant number of outstand ing, highly-motivated student leaders," said Morehead Foundation Executive Director Mebane Pritchett. In 1953, the first 10 Morehead undergraduate scholars were selected. Pritchett was one of them. During the first years of the pro gram, Morehead, the scientist, was conducting an experiment. He wanted to begin the program slowly, to see if it would work. He lived until 1965, and was chairman of the foundation watching over his experiment, keeping control of the purse strings. In 1964, there were 32 scholars selected. When Morehead died in 1965, the bulk of his estate about $35 million went to the foundation. Freed of financial restrictions, the foundation trustees were able to increase the number of scholars they could select. The 1967 class of Moreheads totaled 44. The foundation also began to in crease the number of activities. The Morehead Planetarium, built in 1945, was expanded in 1973 to provide of fices for the trustees, a banquet hall, and reception and interview rooms. The first British students arrived on campus in 1972, and in 1974 the sum mer internship program began. The Morehead scholars of the past few years are a different group from the 15 white male North Carolinians who arrived as the first Moreheads in 1953. A majority of the scholars on cam pus today are from North Carolina, but many come from private schools outside of the state. About 35 percent of them are women; 10 percent are black. Scholars arrive with an annual sti pend of $3,800 for in-state students, the equivalent of $5,800 for out-of-state students. They have to maintain a C average, stay out of trouble and not get married. Although they'll hear from the foundation periodically about in ternships, banquets, luncheons and a senior dinner, they are on their own. But they're encouraged to use the building and keep in touch with one another and the foundation. The recep tion area provides them with room to study or hold discussions in a scholarly atmosphere: hardwood paneing, brass trim, chandeliers, sweeping staircases, heavy drapes and expensive old rugs. There's no written requirement that Moreheads have to get involved in out side activities, but they usually do. They've served as student body presidents, Campus Governing Council members, publications editors and town council members. They've been involved in drama, music, art, sports, tutoring and the marching band. And a large number of them make the dean's list and graduate Phi Beta Kappa every year. There's a simple philosophy behind the Morehead Scholarship selection process: look for the best. From East Forsyth High School in North Carolina to Groton School in Connecticut to Marlborough College in England, the Morehead representatives nominate students who have excellent academic records and character, and who show leadership capability and physical vigor. "The key is that you cannot apply; H fT II I 1 1 7H-uu,"li i - ' fSU y '-V' ; Us. DTH John Williams Morehead scholars relaxing in the Morehead lounge ... one of the benefits provided for the students you must be nominated," Mebane Pritchett said. Every public high school in the state can nominate students for the competi tion. Students then go through the county selection process in each of North Carolina's 100 counties. About 200 then go to the district selection in 10 districts. The 70 district nominees join about 50 out-of-state nominees in Chapel Hill in late February or early March for the final selection, made by the 20-member central committee. The nominating process is different in every school. At Millbrook High School in Raleigh, . students apply for a nominating interview. A committee goes through each application, inter views the nominees, and picks the most qualified students, said guidance chairperson Mary Ellen Taft. The top four candidates go to the county com petition. At Garner High School, in Garner, the faculty makes nominations and a See MOREHEAD on page 6

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