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Copyright The Daily Tar Heel 1983
Volume lid, Issue 1
Tuesday, January 25, 1833
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
UNC professor meets with Salvador an officials
By AMY EDWARDS
American aid to the right-wing government of
El Salvador is helping that nation's communist
guerrillas, said Lars Schoultz, a UNC associate
professor of political science and Latin American
studies expert, who recently returned from a week
long visit to El Salvador.
"The Reagan Administration has tried to con
vince us otherwise," he said recently. "After this
trip, I know I'm not willing to accept it."
Schoultz and seven other college professors of
the Nationwide Faculty Committee on Human
Rights in El Salvador visited Salvadoran prisons
and met with key leaders Jan. 5-11 in an effort to
find out whether the Latin American Country is
meeting conditions set for continued U.S. aid.
Every six months, the Reagan Administration
must review El Salvador's record on human rights
and land reforms. For U.S. aid to continue, the
Salvadoran government must also show that it is
gaining control over its armed forces and moving
toward prosecution of the people responsible for
killing six Americans.
The most recent report, released by the Senate
Department Friday, said the country is making
progress toward those goals and would qualify for
at least $26 million in aid. El Salvador relies on
that aid in its fight against the leftist guerrillas. '
However, Schoultz said he found the military
out of control, and witnessed and photographed
gross violations of human rights. "There is simply
no question but they have failed in the first two
areas," he said.
Like most Latin American nations, El Salvador
is run by its military. But in El Salvador, power is
split among four military factions, leaving no one
group fully responsible.
Schoultz and his group met with leaders from all
four forces, including Defense Minister Gen. Jose
Guillermo Garcia. Each force reported its own
progress and blamed many of the nation's pro
blems on the other groups, Schoultz said.
Schoultz said military governments naturally
turn to violence because of their training.
"Military people learn that the way to solve pro
blems is through violence and obedience," he said.
He said the military kills the guerrillas and
subversives, but jails people who are considered
potential threats. Educated and influential
scholars and journalists in the center who op
pose both the military government and the com
munist insurgents fill Salvadoran prisons, he said.
Prisoners are subjected to tortures like acid
burns and forced to wear rubber masks which
sharply limit the prisoners' oxygen. Schoultz said
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should halt aid to the Salvadoran government and
back a "dla!c;uc" to end the war.
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tacked the Re?ran acIrnirJstration's certification
last Friday of human rights prepress in the Central
American country as "a lie a ross misrepresen
tation of Sarva-doran realty desisncd to deceive the
Congress and th3 people of the United States." ,
UNC's Wicker: good or boy
turned (N. Y. Times 9 philosopher
Second of a five-part series on prominent UNC alumni.
By JOHN DRESCHER
He's more than 500 miles from home but you sure 'miff
wouldn't know it. Tom Wicker, UNC class of '48 and now staff
philosopher and preacher of The New York Times editorial page,
is concoctin' some crazy mixture of fruit juice and club soda and
ramblin' 'round his New York office lookin' for another glass.
"I'm listen. I'm listen'. Keep on talkin'."
It's been a long, long time since the 56-year-old Wicker has.
lived in his hometown of Hamlet, N.C., but after hearing his ac
cent you'd find that mighty hard to believe. As associate editor
and twice-weekly columnist for the free world's most powerful
newspaper, Wicker is the elite of the media elite.
Yet Wicker is the perfect example of Rudyard Kipling's. Man in
the poem ("who can talk with crowds and keep his virtue, or walk
with kings nor lose the common touch. You keep looking for the
spittoon. It is said one reason he advanced at the Times was
because he was the type of man who could walk down a country
road, jump over a fence, find out what the farmer was thinking,
and then later go to a formal party and feel equally comfortable.
There aren't many farmers in New York City but there were
back in Hamlet (pop. 4,627). He went to the University without
thinking twice about it. "In those days, any qualified graduate of
, a North Carolina high school could get in if you paid the bills,"
Wicker said. "I was a journalism student, although not a very
studious one. I spent most of my time getting by."
He never worked at that traditional proving ground for young
leftists, The Daily Tar Heel. "I thought that the DTH was
political and that the editor just got elected and appointed
whoever he wanted. I wasn't much interested in it," he said. "I
'don't know if I could have worked for the DTH even if I
Sheee-it. Naw. Quit. You gotta be kiddin, Tommy. You, be
rejected by the DTH1 The man whose syndicated column runs in
hundreds of papers twice a week?
"Well, I didn't really think it through all that much," he said.
"I wanted to be a writer (novelist) and I figured I'd be a famous
author soon, so I really didn't think about it (journalism) that
much. I never expected to do the kind of thing I do now. I
; thought I'd work on newspapers for the salary until I could make
it as a novelist.". ytsss f:r :': -'Lr-ltkl
So for years Wicker led a double career as journalist and
novelist, publishing three forgettable novels in the 1950s under the
.name of Paul Connolly. Meanwhile, he was bouncing around
from newspaper to newspaper, town to town, passing from Aber
deen to Lumberton to Winston-Salem to Nashville. At Nashville,
when he was associate editor of the Tennesseean, he was
discovered by The New York Times, and was lured to work in its
Washington bureau in 1960.
Wicker covered the president and was jolted into prominence
by his coverage of President Kennedy's assassination. The Times
ran the story in huge, 12-point type, thus giving Wicker one of the
largest bylines in the paper's history.
"It was very important to my career; there's no question about
that," Wicker said. "I covered the funeral and had all the lead
stories. It's ironic. You don't like it to be that way, but in a career
sense it was very important. Of course, I wish it had never hap
pened, but if it happened I was glad to do it."
In 1964, Wicker, a relative, outsider to the Tunes and only 38
years old, was named to replace James Reston as Washington
bureau chief, a job he rarely appreciated. "I enjoyed the prestige
of the thing," he said. "Midway through my four years I started
writing a column and I liked that. But I wasn't very good as
bureau chief. At that time the bureau chief was still very active in
writing the copy. But I'm not a scoop artist. Never have been;
never will be. The Tunes expected a front-page story every day. I
won't say it wasn't possible, but it wasn't possible with me."
So in 1968 Wicker was kicked upstairs to his current associate
editor position with the Times in New York. It was in that posi
tion that Spiro Agnew once called him "the boy wonder of opin
Wicker still writes novels and now has had seven published, the
last four under his real name and one a bestseller. He's also
published four books of nonfiction, including A Tune to Die,
See WICKER on page 2
routs Ga. St.
By MICHAEL DESISTI
Assistairt Sports Editor
Pack up the grass skirts, hold off on the hula, and leave your
leis at the luau. The Cinderella squad from Hawaii paid no sur
prise visit to Chapel Hill last night, j
You can come out now Ralph; it's okay, they didn't show.
North Carolina avoided the Chaminade syndrome with a
95-55 drubbing of Georgia State in a game that was, for all
practical purposes, over before it even began. The word letdown
is nonexistent in the vocabulary of UNC coach Dean Smith.
Being generous, the victory wasn't in the books until the No. 3
Tar Heels took the court, the clock ticked off its first second,
and the referee blew the first whistle and didn't choke. But
that's being generous.
When Michael Jordan gave his Monday night version of a
crowd-pleasing cram with a one-handed stuff of a steal and
assist by point guard Jimmy Braddock at 16:24 of the first half,
UNC was up and away with a 14-3 lead.
When center Brad Jghaly.lpxtMf-1ii way for two: i5
minutes later, was fouled and made the free throw, the Tar
Heels led 58-32.
And when the two teams headed into the locker room at half
time with the Panthers down 61-35, Georgia State's 2-3 zone
finally became effective; until the intermission was over, at least.
"When they started hitting their shots, we needed to spread
our guards around," Panther coach Jim Jarret said. "Then they
Inside or outside, the Tar Heels were putting the leather to
The 6-foot-l 1 Daugherty went 6 for 6 from the field and 3 for
4 from the line, scoring all 15 of his points in the first half.
His front court mate, forward Sam Perkins, had 1 1 . UNC as a
team shot 73.7 percent from the field the first 20 minutes, with
swingman Buzz Peterson prowling the perimeter with 10 points
and Jordan his usual awesome self with the same.
At less than 6-foot-6, four of the Panthers' starting five were
as short, or shorter, than Jordan. And he's a guard. Georgia's in
side game was not a factor, and their 55.2 percent field goal
figure in the first half wasn't enough to make up the difference.
"I'm not surprised," UNC freshman Steve Hale said of
Georgia State's reluctance to switch out of its wait-and-see
zone. "They couldn't have matched up with our personnel.
They weren't big enough."
UNC's scoring was cut almost in half after the intermission,
but the Panthers were still playing to the tune of "You take two,
we'll take one thank you."
Midway through the period, Warren Martin got himself one
of his now habitual standing ovations with a 12-foot jumper in
side the lane to set the score at 75-43. ,
The 6-foot-l 1, sophomore reserve center then brought the
house down with a reverse slam with 6:21 left to play, the Tar
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More than $5,000
3orm thefts reported during semester break
By SCOTT WHARTON
The largest holiday residence hall theft in the last
eight years more than $5,000 worth of goods
occurred at three UNC dormitories over Christmas
break, University police and housing officials said
Some $5,000 worth of stereo equipment, clothing,
jewelry, textbooks and other items were stolen from
Morrison, Hinton James and Everett dormitories,
Sgt. Don Porecca of the University police said Mon
day. Eight break-ins were reported at Hinton James,
seven at Morrison and two at Everett dormitory be
tween Dec. 22 and Jan. 12, according to police
Windows were broken at Morrison and Hinton
James dormitories, and University police said they
thought the same mode of operation was used in
both break-ins. But Everett dormitory showed no
sign of forced entry, police said.
All three dormitories were electronically protected,
University police said.
A pass key may have been used to enter all three
buildings, Maj. Charles Mauer of the University
But no pass keys had been reported missing said Jim
Ptaszynski, associate director of University housing.
The first report of the dormitory thefts was filed
Dec. 22, when traffic monitors discovered a pile of
stereo equipment and other personal items in the dor-
"When I opened the doors there were clothes everywhere.
Then I didn't see my stereo, TV or clock. The room was just
empty and junky."
mitory's parking lot. Univeiany police later dis
covered that several balcony rooms had been entered
through windows, crime prevention officer Ned
The recovered items, valued at about $1,000, were
in good condition, indicating that they had not been
dropped from a balcony, Comar said. The thefts
probably were initiated from inside the building, he
"We don't think they scaled the building because
they had no way of getting the stuff down from the
upper floors," he said.
But Ptaszynski said he thought it was possible that
someone scaled the building. "Anything is possible,"
he said, adding that he had personally checked the
main doors in Morrison and James dormitories dur
ing break to make sure they were locked.
University housing is not responsible for reim
bursing students for their losses, Ptaszynski said.
"We don't guarantee they (dormitory rooms) are
safe," he said, adding that students were adequately
notified to take home their valuables over the break.
Several students whose rooms were burglarized
said they were-not told of the thefts before returning
to school in January.
"Reports kept coming in" after students returned
for the spring semester, Porecca said.
Kenneth Alexander, a senior from Concord, re
turned Jan. 4 to find his James dormitory room in
"When I opened the doors there were clothes
everywhere," he said. "Then I didn't see my stereo,
TV or clock. The room was just empty and junky."
Alexander estimated his losses at $600-700, but
said the items were insured. Tighter security measures
are needed, he said.
Another James resident, who asked not to be iden
tified, said "glass was all over" when she returned to
her room. "I think it was someone with access to the
building," she said of the thieves.
"I was just mad," said one Morrison resident who
reported several hardback textbooks stolen from her
room. "I didn't like the idea (that) someone could
come into my room."
University police are continuing investigp.'ion of
the theft and have several suspects, Porecca said.
candidacy for president
By LIZ LUCAS
Assistant University Editor v
Hugh Reckshun, a sophomore from
Asheville, who is "contemplating becom
ing a philosphy major," announced his
candidacy for student body president
"I really want to be student body presi
dent, because my mother is ill, and I've
already told her that I won becoming
president is essential to her health,"
i "Also, I hear that I get an all-zone
parking sticker if I become president, as
well as a good salary," he said. Reckshun
also has aspirations of becoming a Chi
Psi if he becomes student body president,
Reckshun already has plans for much
, of the money allocated to the Student
"If elected, I plan to use most of the
money the Student Government spends
by throwing a big party with thousands of
kegs and beer trucks coming in from
: everywhere. It will be one big 'abolish
Student Government party, " he said.
"I just want to throw parties, have a
good time and raise hell."
" .... ''
Reckshun urged, students to examine
Student Government more closely.
"I really want people to think about
what Student Government really does
and what they do with the students'
money," Reckshun said.
Reckshun, whose real name is Hugh
Lamb, said his experience includes being
a member of the Keg Party.
Election Board guidelines allow any
registered UNC student to run for office.
Students may also run under a
pseudonym, as Reckshun has done.