North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
Blow it off .
Partly cloudy today with a
high in the low 40s. Windy
through tonight with a low in
The Tar Heels take their No. 1
ranking into Greensboro this
weekend as they enter the
See story on page 7.
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Copyright The Daily Tar Heel 1983
Volume i Issue iSsf' ffk
: a '
Friday, February 4, 1983
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Business Advertising 962 -Vi3
i'ir yy p' mm . -
aces emerge jor
By CHRISTINE MANUEL
Assistant State and National Editor
Although the national party conventions are
more than 500 days away and the elections 21
months distant, 1984 presidential hopefuls already
have begun their quest for the White House.
"The way the system works today, it's not too
early," UNC political science professor, Richard
son Preyer, said recently. Preyer said many presi
dential candidates had begun to make appearances
across the nation hoping to increase their visibility.
Sen. Alan Cranston, D-Calif., became the first
candiate to declare formally Wednesday in New
Hampshire, location of the first primary election.
Cranston said he was running as a peace candi
date bent on stopping the nuclear arms race which
he said was damaging the economy.
At 68, Cranston's age may be a handicap, but he
said he thought he was in the lead among the so
called dark horse candidates.
Besides Cranston, three other possible
Democratic contenders already have visited North
Carolina: former Vice President Walter Mondale;
Sen. John Glenn D-Ohio and Reubin Askew,
former Florida governor. Sen. Gary Hart of Col
orado visits the UNC campus March 31 as a guest
of the Student Union forum committee.
Preyer, a former congressman, said Mondale
seemed to be the front runner nationally for the
Democratic nomination since Sen. Edward Ken
nedy of Massachusetts announced that he would
not seek the presidency.
Mondale also has a more organized and exten
sive campaign than other candidates, Preyer said.
Mondale already is registered with the Federal
Election Commission, which entitles him to federal
Mondale spent many months before the
November elections campaigning across the nation
for Democratic candidates, including Rep.
Stephen Neal of North Carolina's 5th Congres
sional District and Rep. Robin Britt of the 6th
District; both won their seats in Congress
Glenn has visited 20 states in the past year and is
considered strong in the southwest, Preyer said.
He poses perhaps the greatest threat to Mondale.
A former astronaut, Glenn has several advantages:
High name-recognition, moderate views and a
heroic image. To many Americans, Glenn, who
was the first American to orbit the Earth, repre
sents the successful era of the space program.
Former President Richard Nixon recently said in
an interview that Glenn was the only Democrat
who could give President Ronald Reagan a race
Many political observers doubt that Reagan will
run for re-election in 1984 because of the looming
billion dollar federal deficits and the scoring unem
"I don't think he will seek re-election," Preyer
said. "And if things keep going the way they are,
his party may not want him."
James David Barber, author of Presidential
Character and a political science professor at Duke
University, said a Reagan candidacy depended on
the economy. Reagan set a standard for himself in.
1980 when he criticized Carter on the economy, he
"The pattern of voting in the past indicates that
when you have a change, people vote against one
candidate instead of for another," Barber said.
The idea that Reagan had a conservative mandate
from the people is "a lot of baloney," he added.
Fred Lee, a UNC professor of political science,
disagreed with Preyer and Barber predicting that
Reagan would run regardless of the present
economic situation. .
"I would be surprised if he didn't (run)," Lee
said. "Most presidents seek re-election." Lee add
ed that if Reagan did run, he would almost be
assured of getting the Republican nomination.
But according to polls, Reagan's position with
the American people is shaky. A recent Gallup
Poll showed the president behind the two top
Democrats in two trial heats for 1984.
People were asked to choose between Glenn and
Reagan between Mondale and Reagan. Glenn out
polled the President 54 percent to 39 percent, and
Mondale defeated Reagan 52 percent to 40 per
cent. A recent Lou Harris poll showed that Reagan's
approval rate has fallen to 38 percent while 61 per
cent of those polled disapproved of his perfor
mance. A majority, 55 percent, also thought
Reagan's economic program has failed. Only 27
percent said Reaganomics had succeeded.
,- Realizing Reagan's weaknesses, many Republi
can hopefuls quietly remain on the presidential
scene, waiting for a formal announcement from
Reagan Preyer said. Vice President George Bush,
senators Howard Baker, R-Tenn. . and Robert
Dole, R-Kan., are highly visible Republicans and
all three were losers to Reagan in the 1980
Bush campaigned for Republican candidates last
fall, traveling more than 160,000 miles throughout
Baker., who recently announced he would not
seek re-election to the Senate in 1984, has never
disguised his presidential aspirations. Aides said
the senators would enter the race if Reagan did not
Bush, Baker and Dole have all recently visited
first-campaign stop New Hampshire and the three
also have maintained political contacts in the state.
Before Kennedy announced he would not run,
he led Mondale by a 3-1 ratio among Democrats,
Preyer said. Although Kennedy was a front-runner
for the nomination, it was doubtful that he could
actually defeat Reagan in November.
Preyer said that with Kennedy out of the race,
Mondale stands to inherit Kennedy's traditional
strengths: labor, minorities and liberals.
J See 1984 on page 4
hikes in student fees
By MARK STTNNEFORD ,
UNC administrators are engaged in a
massive version of a struggle familiar to
many students balancing the check
book. A proposed $2.50 annual increase per
student in the Student Activity Fee to
be on the ballot in the Feb. 8 campus elec
tions is only one plan to gain additional
funds for campus organizations, services
Under a proposal now before the UNC
Board of Trustees, student? would pay for
some specialized medical services currently
covered under the $142 per year Health
Service Fee. .
And if the N.C. General Assembly ap
proves a campus food service renovation
plan, students will pay a new $10 fee per
semester to cover the cost. . Dormitory
residents also would be required to buy
$100 worth of meal tickets each semester
to provide a support base for food service.
Officials of two other organizations
receiving student fees the Athletic
Association and the Intramural Sports
program do not anticipate requesting
fee increases this year. But budget stresses
caused by raising costs and expanding pro
grams could make fee hikes necessary in
the coming semesters, they said.
The financial impact of a fee increase on
students is carefully considered before any
hike is approved, said UNC trustee Tom
"We view any proposal in the context of
other cost increases that students are con
fronting," Lambeth said. "The trustees
are very conscious of North Carolina's
commitment to provide its citizens an
education that is as inexpensive as possi
ble." Endorsement by the BOT usually -amounts
to approval of a fee increase.
While the Board of Governors of the
16-campus UNC system has final review of
any fee increase proposal, it has not re
jected a hike proposed by the trustees in .
recent years, Lambeth said.
The Student Activity Fee $12.50 a
semester must be increased if student
organizations are to continue to function
effectively,, said Charlie Madison, CGC
Finance Committee chairperson.
"A lot of organizations are not able to
meet their purpose because they don't
have enough money," Madison said.
About $426,000 is expected to be raised
through Student Activity Fees during the
current fiscal year; the CGC will allocate
mors , than $240,000 to 32 University
recognized organizations, according to the
CGCs 1982-83 budget. Under the Student
Government constitution, The Daily Tar .
Heel receives 16 percent of Student Activi
ty Fees $68,000 this academic year
and the Carolina Union receives 33 percent
$140,000 this year.
The Graduate and Professional Student
Federation, which is entitled to 15 percent
of the activity fees paid by graduate and
professional students, will receive about
$18,000 this year.
The CGC also has a General Reserve
fund of about $18,600, which consists of
funds received by the CGC in past years
but not allocated, said Mark Martin, a
member of the CGC Finance Committee.
To avoid raising the Health Service Fee,
the Student Health Service is proposing
that students pay on a usage basis for in
patient care and services at specialized
clinics, including dermatology, optho
mology, orthopedics and ear, nose and
throat, SHS Director Judith Cowan said.
The. new costs would not effect the
"vast majority' of SHS patients, Cowan
said. The costs would be covered by
UNCs group health insurance plan with
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North
See FEES on page 5
afrgfrfrW 1 flu WJaftfttffr i m
Bob Gaston, a UNC graduate, likes to sculpt. Shown here with one of his
more unusual pieces of artwork, Gaston has done work for area businesses.
For more about this unusual sculpting, see story on page 6.
By CHARLES ELLMAKER
Campus Governing Council Speaker Bobby Vogler (District
14) may have disqualified himself as a memtier of the CGC
because he moved out of his district, CGC Rules and Judiciary
Committee Chairperson Phil Painter (District 19) said Wednesday
According to the CGC bylaws, every representative must live in
his district during his term of office.
But Vogler confirmed Wednesday that he moved out of his
Granville Towers room at the beginning of this semester. Vogler
now lives in the Chi Psi Lodge on Cameron Avenue, which is in
CGC District 23.
Painter said Thursday that Vogler's possible expulsion from the
CGC could invalidate the council's decision Wednesday to place a
student fee referendum on the Feb. 8 ballot.
If Vogler were not a valid CGC member, the actions taken
Wednesday would be invalid because the quorum of 14 would not
have been met, Painter said." ; ,
Painter broke quorum, in Wednesday's meeting when he left in
an; attempt to ..block ayot? . to 'approve- the: fee: referendum.
Quorum was met later in the evening and the bill was passed.
Painter said Thursday that he would seek a restraining order on
the act, authorizing the referendum until the matter could be
decided by the Student Supreme Court. Supreme Court Chairper
son J.B. Kelly said the court had not yet received a complaint
Vogler said that he considerd Painter's move "sour grapes"
because the fee referendum was passed.
The actions of the CGC probably would not be affected
because no formal complaint had been registered against him
before the actions were taken, Vogler said.
"There's not much (Painter) can do about what was done
Wednesday," he said.
Vogler also said the question of his residence was "not perti
nent, because we only have one more meeting left." The last CGC
meeting of this session will be Feb. 17.
Painter said he would file several charges with the Student
Supreme Court concerning both Vogler's eligibility and the pro
cedures the CGC took at Wednesday's meeting.
. "I have a whole lot of petty complaints which add up to the
conclusion that the actions taken (Wednesday) night were
invalid," he said.
Painter charged that during the informal recess in Wednesday's
meeting, the CGC secretary attempted to raise a quorum by call
ing members of the CGC, but called only those CGC members
who were in favor of the fee referendum.
But CGC secretary Karen Humphries said Thursday that she
called everyone on the CGC except Dan Bryson (District 18) and
Painter. She said she did not call Bryson because she was told he
was at work, and she thought he "wouldn't have come anyway."
Painter was not called because he already knew about the
meeting, she said.
Bryson walked out of the Jan. 25 CGC meeting to break
quorum, which killed a vote on the same fee referendum bill.
Winding up a week of politicking and
promises, candidates for the offices of stu
dent body president. Daily Tar Heel
editor, Residence Hall Association presi
dent and Carolina Athletic Association
president spoke before about 35 students
in an RHA-sponsored forum at Scott Resi
dence College Thursday night.
Student' body presidential candidates
Hugh Reckshun, Jon Reckford and Kevin
Monroe discussed issues ranging from the
new Student Activities Center to race rela
tions. The candidates agreed that race rela
tions were a major problem to be dealt
with on campus, but each proposed dif
Reckshun suggested that student in
volvement through demonstrations was
the answer. "Make yourself, the student
body, heard," he urged.
Monroe proposed to use a centralized
organization like Student Government
to bring groups like the Black Student
Movement and the Interfraternity Council
together to initiate race relations pro-
Compiled by staff writers Joseph Berry
hill, Scott Bolejack and Liz Lucas.
Reckford, on the other hand, suggested
using Student Government as a link for the
eight groups on campus currently working
on race relations. He also proposed a series
of seminars in the dormitories on race rela
tions, and suggested teaching assistants at
tend black-white dialogue groups. v
Answering a question about the new
dormitory to be constructed next to
Teague and the Student Activities Center,
Monroe suggested continuing a good rela
tionship with the UNC administration to
assure fair student representation. "It's
hard to ignore the voice of a student body
president representing 22,000 students,"
Reckford said now was the time to settle
the student seating problem in the SAC,
and suggested a student sit-down for the
first three minutes of a nationally televised
game as a threat to the alumni.
Reckshun, who supports abolishing the
Executive Branch of Student Government,
said he thought other groups, such as the
Residence Hall Association and the
Carolina Athletic Association were more
qualified to deal with issues concerning the
SAC and the new dormitory.
i - :
if. A 1
I- ' ' -
OTHLori L Thomas
Frank Vinstead (left), Mark Dalton and Henry Miles at forum
... RHA presidential hopefuls spoke at Scott College
DTH editorial candidate Kerry DeRochi
said she wanted to make the DTH "more
of a student newspaper."
"I want to take the DTH out of the
Union," she said. "I want to make it more
responsive to students without destroying
the existing structure."
The successful candidate needs both
ideas and experience, DeRochi said, add
ing that she- had both.
"I've seen the staff change hands three
times now," DeRochi said. "And I believe
this gives me the insight to propose new
ideas and the experience to make those
John Altschuler, the other candidate for
DTH editor, did not attend the forum.
RHA presidential candidates Mark
Dalton, Henry Miles and Frank Winstead
See FORUM on page 5
Some students not serious
about elections, profs say
By JOSEPH BERRYHILL
Student elections a time when many .
UNC students get wrapped up in the fren
zy of campaigning during the spring
semester, overlooking classes and pro
fessors. But while faculty members may not get
much attention during the election, they
do have their opinions of democracy at
UNC, and many disagree on whether stu
dents take the elections too seriously.
"I can't say the students take the elec
tions very seriously," said James Cansler,
associate vice chancellor for student af
fairs. Voter turnout at the polls is usually
low, Cansler said, adding that such turn
outs are typical of all political elections.
James Prothro, political science de
partment chairman, shared Cansler's
"My impression is that it (voter tura
. out) is even lower than the percentage of
people who vote in national elections,"
Prothro said. There is probably "more
excitement about the ACC basketball
championship than who will win the stu
dent body presidency," he Added.
But Fred Schroeder, director of the de
partment of student life, said a serious
election atmosphere prevailed at the Uni
versity. "I would characterize the elections
here as pretty serious business," he said.
Law professor Daniel Pollitt, Faculty
Council chairman, had a different view
of the voter turnout.
Whether elections are characterized bv
"a lot of interest or a lack of interest, the'
result is the election of top-caliber people
who are very concerned about the
University and the world," he said.
Pollitt said that his 25 years at the Uni
versity have been "marked by a constant
succession of very able and concerned
student body leaders."
Geography professor John Florin
agreed that most candidates were
qualified for office. "Most of the can
didates are fairly well-organized and
know what they're doing," he said.
Although faculty members recognized
the need for responsible student leaders,
most agreed that joke candidates, such as
student body presidential candidate Hugh
Reckshun, were a positive aspect of the
"Over the years there have been a.
variety of joke candidates," Schroder
See ELECTIONS on page 4