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Copyright The Daily Tar Heel 1933
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 91, Issuor $ y
Tuesday, March 15, 1983
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
for 83-84 year
By SHERRI GOODSON
Residence hall room rents will be higher
for the 1983-84 academic year, according
to Jody Harpster, acting director of Uni
"I can definitely say that there will be an
increase, but not how much of one,"
Harpster said. .
Increasing costs are the main reasons for
the rent increase, Harpster said.
"Costs have increased across the board
for us wages, utilities and supplies," he
Room rents at Granville Towers will be
raised by only 10 percent next year, said
Melvyn Rinfret, general manager of Gran
ville Towers. Rinfret also cited natural cost
increases as reasons for the rent hike.
Rinfret said the rent increase was neces
sary for Granville.
"We feel it's very important to maintain
the facility in the very best condition," he
said. "We want to keep Granville Towers
looking at its best at all times."
The 10 percent rent increase was an
nounced to Granville residents Jan. 31,
Rinfret said. Harpster said that his an
nouncement of an increase was made in a
Residence Hall Association meeting near
the end of January. Students should be ex
pecting the increase because of the notifi
cation in this year's residence hall informa
tion booklet Hallways and Highrises,
The exact amount of rent increase will
be announced after his proposal is taken to
the RHA and the Housing Advisory
Board in the coming weeks, Harpster said.
One function of . the RHA and the
Housing Advisory Board is to look at pro
posals, see if they are necessary and make
suggestions, RHA President Mark Dalton
"We'll look at why the rents are going
up and see if Housing has made any cuts
to decrease their own budget," he said.
"If we see something we don't think is
needed, we'll makb suggestions about
changing it," Dalton said.
Harpster said a press release would be
sent out when the exact cost was an
nounced, and that notification of the in-
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At the old ballpark
Spring may not be here, but baseball and warm weather are just the combination to bring out
both young and old to the ballpark. UNC baseball Coach Mike Roberts' 5-year-old son, Brian,
certainly seems content watching the Tar Heels in Boshamer Stadium this weekend.
$ 1 .3 million added for emergency jobs bill
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON The Republican-controlled Senate
added $1.3 billion to an emergency jobs bill Monday
making it costlier than the Democratic version in the
House as senators struggled to find their way out of a
legislative mire that threatens the bill's passage.
President Reagan has already said he would veto the
measure if it includes an amendment to repeal a law re
quiring withholding of taxes on interest and dividends.
And after the action Monday, Sen. Mark O. Hatfield,
R-Ore., chairman of the Senate Appropriations Commit
tee, said Reagan also might veto the measure, now total-:
ing $5.1 billion, as too costly. The House bill totals $4.9
billion. Meanwhile, Labor Department officials said they had
found additional funds to avert a crisis in which 27 states
plus the District of Columbia and Virgin Islands were
threatened with a cut off of unemployment funds.
It had been thought that $5 billion for an unemploy
ment trust fund, also attached to the jobs bill, was needed
to supply the states. But officials said that crisis would not
arise until next week.
In two votes, the Senate agreed to speed up payment of
revenue sharing funds to the states this year which Hat
field said would add $1.2 billion and to provide $100
. million in public health care for jobless workers and their
families unable to afford health insurance.
The vote was 73-21 on the speedup of payments and
80-14 on the hospitalization.
Sen. John Heuiz, R-Pa., chief sponsor of the revenue
sharing measure, said it would not only create jobs but
provide needed services provided by the states.
But Hatfield said, "This is fiscal irresponsibility. We
could end up with a product that will not get a presidential
A conservative effort sponsored by Sen. Gordon Hum
phrey, R-N.H., to remove all the job-producing portion
of the bill failed 80 to 17.
The three votes showed that Republican senators, plus
the Democratic minority, are willing to spend more for
emergency public works jobs and other recession-relief
than Reagan has said he wants.
Parliamentary maneuvering continued on the move by
Sen. Bob Kasten, R-Wis., to repeal the new law requiring
withholding of taxes on dividends and interest income.
But after a day of tactical maneuvering, it appeared
resolution of that issue would be put off until Wednesday.
Kasten said, "One way or another we are going to force
a vote on this issue."
Along with Kasten, a majority of the Senate favors
repealing the law, which was enacted last year and would
require the withholding beginning July 1.
The withholding change would require that stock
dividends and interest from bank accounts be treated just
like income from employment, with 10 percent held back
by savings and loan institutions and banks.
The banks have lobbied heavily for the repeal, some
with ads implying that the withholding provision con
stitutes a new tax. T
On the other side are Democratic and Republican
leaders of the House and Senate, and the president, who
say the government needs the additional $5 billion
revenues the provision would generate.
According to the Treasury Department, $2 billion of
the money would come from tax cheaters who would
otherwise not pay taxes on dividends and interest income,
and $3 billion in interest the government won't pay
because of early payment of the taxes.
Theoretically the 27 states, plus the District of Colum
bia and the Virgin Islands, could begin running out of
funds as early as Wednesday.
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But Labor Department officials say there is enough
"lingering" money in the government's unemployment
trust fund to prevent any immediate cutoff of unemploy
A $4.9 billion version of the jobs bill has cleared the
House, but differences must be worked out in House
Senate i conference committee before it can go to Reagan
for his signature.
or Aoril concert
By MARK STINNEFORD
Todd Rundgren has been signed as
headline act for the Carolina Conceit for
Children to be held in Kenan Stadium on
The progressive group U-2, the "new
music" group The Producers and .the funk
group Grandmaster Flash have also been
signed for the concert, Carolina Concert
Committee Chairperson Ben Lee an
"These are up-and-coming, good music
bands," Lee said.
The committee also attempted to hire
The Stray Cats as a headline band for the
concert, but the group declined because its
current concert tour ends prior to the
Carolina Concert, Lee said. ,
The appearance of U-2 may be a prob
lem, Lee said. U-2 has scheduled the
Carolina Concert as the first stop of its up
coming American tour and any delay in
the British group's schedule could cause it
to miss the event, he said.
Tickets for the concert should go on sale
late next week at a cost of about $10 each,
Lee said. -
Attendance for the concert will be
limited to 12,500, with seating restricted to
the lower level or one side of the stadium,
The concert committee will offer 5,000
tickets for reserved seating in the middle
section of the stands. The remaining 7,500
tickets will be general admission, Lee said.
Tickets will be offered exclusively to
UNC students during the first two weeks
of sales. If the concert does not sell out
during that time, ticket sales will be
opened to students from other area univer
sities, Lee said.
Profits from the concert will be con
tributed to the Muscular Dystrophy
Association, Special Olympics and
Hiring Rundgren was initially con
sidered doubtful because the musician was
involved in production work, Lee said.
But the idea of a small benefit concert in
terested Rundgren, Lee said.
"The size of pur concert appeals to his
music," Lee said. "He doesn't want to
play to a mass crowd. He wants to have
more contact with the audience."
Rundgren's music will be familiar to
University students even if his name is not,
"He's going to get up and do an hour-and-a-half
to two hours of songs people
know," Lee said. "They just might have
not known that they were Todd's songs."
Lee described Rundgren's music as "a
combination of very progressive rock and
One of Rundgren's most popular
albums was SomethingAnything, released
in 1972, which included the hits "Hello,
It's Me" and "I Saw the Light." Rund
gren recently released an album entitled,
The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect.
The concert committee will spend all of
the $50,000 allocated to it for hiring bands,
Lee said. Rundgren will receive $25,000,
The Producers will receive $5,000 and U-2
and Grandmaster Flash will receive
See CONCERT on page 2
OPEC cuts prices
by nearly 1 5 percent
The Associated Press
LONDON The OPEC oil cartel,
staggered by the threat of a global price
war, announced agreement Monday to cut ,
its prices nearly 15 percent and to limit ,
each member's oil production.
The $5 reduction in the base price of the
Organization of Petroleum Exporting
Countries - to $29 a barrel may shave
a few cents off the price of a gallon of
gasoline in oil-importing countries,
But if the agreement succeeds in drying
up the world oil glut, gasoline prices may
stop falling and could begin rising later this
Sheik Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Saudi
Arabia's oil minister, predicted that within
two weeks oil prices "will firm up and start
Yamani and other oil ministers said they
believed the agreement was a significant
turning, point for the 13-member group,
whose influence on prices has been eroded
by conservation and oil discoveries in non
OPbC countries that have cut the cartel's
share to less than half the Western market.
With oil selling on the spot market for
about $1.50 less than the new OPEC base
price, some analysts believe oil-exporting
countries will remain under pressure to cut
The success of the accord may hinge on
whether or how much non-OPEC Britain
reduces the price of its North Sea oil,
which it cut last month to $30.50 a barrel.
Yamani warned that another British
reduction would be "inviting a price war."
He added that he did not expect the British
price to fall more than 50 cents but said he
was "not ruling out the possibility of a
price war if non-OPEC producers invite
There was no immediate reaction from
Mexico, another major non-OPEC pro
ducer. But the Mexicans for years have
used OPEC guidelines in pricing their oil
and are expected to announce a cut in their
current price of $32.50 a barrel.
Besides dropping the benchmark price
based on Saudi Arabian light crude
to $29, the cartel set an overall production
limit of 17.5 million barrels a day. Within
that total, each member except Saudi
Arabia pledged itself to a national quota.
The ceiling is about 4 million barrels a
day above current estimated OPEC pro
duction. Yamani said it was an average for
the rest of 1983, and he expects production
to increase gradually over the next few
The Saudis refused to accept a quota,
but Yamani said they would be the "swing
producer," meaning they would cut or
raise output to meet changes in demand.
OPEC President Mallam Yahaya Dikko
of Nigeria said Iran refused "in principle"
to approve the new accord on prices, but it
accepted the production-sharing plan.
Asked if Iran would be free to charge
whatever price it wished, Dikko replied,
"No." He did not explain how the Iran
ians could be kept in line.
Yamani said the exact date at which the
agreement will take effect will be at the
discretion of each country, and it could be
retroactive to Feb. 1.
The Saudi oil chief acknowledged that
the lower OPEC price might hurt some oil
exporters who have sizable debts, and
some U.S. banks might face difficulties as
a result. But many analysts believe that if
oil prices stabilize at $29 a barrel, the drop
in oil income for Mexico, Venezuela,
Nigeria and certain other developing coun
tries is unlikely to create an international
Tuition increase bills reach House subcomm
By JAMES STEPHENS
The two bills currently in the N.C. legislature to
raise out-of-state tuition have reached the House
Subcommittee on Higher Education. But no
legislative action has been taken by the committee
since the initial hearing last week. .
The subcommittee will meet on the bills this
week, but the proposals will have to go to the House
Appropriations Committee on Education before
they reach the House.
One bill, sponsored by Rep. John Jordon,
D-Alamance, seeks to raise out-of-state tuition to
full cost by the upcoming fall semester, an increase
of $3,414. The other bill, introduced by Rep.
Howard Coble, R-Guilford, would increase out-of-state
tuition to 90 percent of cost by 19S6 if it
Jordon, the author of one of the bills, said he felt
that 93 percent of the state favored the increase of
non-resident tuition, but he added that UNC had
powerful influence in the legislature. ;
The UNC budget, Jordon said, is a "sacred cow"
that legislators are afraid to tpuch.
UNC President William C. Friday and two other
UNC administrators spoke in opposition to the two
bills in the hour-long meeting Tuesday, March 8.
Friday said, "If we create a barrier for these (out-of-state)
students, we will be denying ourselves."
Friday stressed that out-of-state, students often
stayed in the state after graduation and contribute
to the quality of North Carolina's society.
Responding to Jordon's charges that non-resident
students occupy positions available to
residents, Friday said that at the undergraduate level
only 200 are admitted in each incoming class, ex
clusive of Morehead, ROTC and athletic scholar
ships. East Carolina University Chancellor John Howell
told the committee that out-of-state students are an
important part of the education of North Carolina's
"We don't want people to be parochial. We want
them to associate with students from other parts of
Howell added that the presence of strong pro
grams in the arts benefited the community by expos
ing it to the highest standards of music and art.
In developing these programs, Howell said, the
University system needs to be able to attract
students from all over the country. Raising tuition
costs would limit the type of student that would
come to North Carolina, he said.
Legislators are also considering the cost of UNC
tuition relative" to comparable state institutions.
Doug Carter, senior fiscal analyst for the N.C.
legislature, noted that many northern schools
charge their in-state students more than UNC does
its out-of-state students. It is cheaper, for example,
for a Vermont resident to attend UNC than the
University of Vermont. Comparative costs are as
Undergraduate Tuitions In-state Out-of-state
UNC-CH $ 700 $2,260
University of Vermont 2,466 6,016
University of Michigan 2,144 6,014
Cornell University 3,300 5,350
University of Virginia 1,334 3,260
University of Tennessee 1,047 2,808
Rep. Joe Hackney, D-Orange, said the bills
would probably not be settled until the end of this
year's legislative session.
Student reaction to the possible tuition increase
Robin Bateman, a sophomore from Cherry
Point, said that it would be fair to ask out-of-state
students to pay more of the cost of their education,
but tuition should not be increased to full cost
because, it would turn away many students from
North Carolina schools. Out-of-state students pro
vide more variety and different backgrounds that
enrich the school, she said.
Tracey Dudley, a freshman from Rose Hill, felt
that out-of-state students don't affect student life.
While she didn't feel that students should pay their
full costs, she said that bringing an ordinary student
from out-of-state to North Carolina was not a good
idea if the state taxpayers have to foot the bill
Out-of-state students, she said, "are the same as
anyone else ... . They don't add anything."
Some out-of-state students disapproved of the
cost increase, but the degree of their disapproval
Mandy Pierson, a graduate student from Prince
ton, N.J., said that the increase would be justified if
passed. "I would complain a lot, but probably pay
it," she said.
Margaret Hoffman, a graduate student, from
Knoxville, Term., said, "If tuition were raised
$3,000, I doubt that I would be able to return to
school. If I'd known two years ago that tuition
would be increased that much, I would have recon
sidered other schools."