North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
Va. Commonwealth 54
Ohio St. 79
St. Johns 66
Lamar 58 N
Memphis St. 66
Ohio U. 40
Utah 67 ,
Wash. St. 49
N.C. State 71
Nev.-Las Vegas 70
Boston College 51
Sell us umbrellas
Showers in morning, follow
ed by cloudiness, with heavy
winds, high near 60, low near
Copyright The Daily Tar Heel 1983
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 92, Issue j
Monday, March 21, 1933
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
NewsSports Arts 962-0245
Tar Heels whip
By S.L. PRICE
GREENSBORO It was that whole David-and-GoIiath
cliche all over again. The James Madison band played the
theme from Rocky, the yearbook boasted a small-time school
playing the big boys and sometimes winning, and visions of an
upset danced in the players' heads as they remembered last
year's oh-so-close 52-50 loss to North Carolina.
But James Madison wasn't the only team on the court
Saturday with something to prove. The North Carolina Tar
Heels, coming off a bruising 91-84 loss to N.C. State in the
ACC Tournament, got hungry in a hurry as they prepared last
week for the NCAA Tournament. Long practices became the
rule after the loss to the Wolf pack, practices that stressed basic
defense as the Tar Heels tried to shake off the effects of a long
and grueling schedule.
Result: playing intensely for a full 40 minutes, a rejuvenated
North Carolina basketball team outrebounded, outshot, and
simply outplayed James Madison in an NCAA second-round
contest, as the Tar Heels rolled to a 6849 win that was just
never in doubt.
They knew what to expect from James Madison. Besides
recalling last year's near-loss to JMU in the opening round, the
Tar Heels saw Rocky III Friday night. There would be no sur
prises, no upset. They knew the Dukes wanted that Cinderella .
slipper. And unlike die championship squad of 1982, ranked
. No. 1 going into the tournament, this year's edition isn't look
ing to the Final Four., :
In the terms of popular culture, the Tar Heels are living day
by day. The future is now. ' .
"Last year we were playing extremely well, we had a little bit
of arrogance going into the NCAA," said UNC guard Jim
Braddock, who finished "with six points and seven assists,
' "Last year we were angling at New OrleansHiow-we're trying
to take them one at a time."
And the Tar Heels took each day of practice one day at a
time, logging two-and-a-half hours the Monday after the ACC
See VICTORY on page 4
UNC coach Dean Smith looks on at Eastern Regionals in Greensboro
Tar Heels dashed hopes of Cinderella season for James Madison, 68-49
Property values soar; students turn to condos
By SUSAN EVANS
Because of housing shortages and changes in tax laws
that have caused property values in Chapel Hill and Carr
boro to soar, some parents of UNC students are buying .
condominiums instead of paying for dormitory rooms or
"Over the last six months or so, there's been a very,
very definite upturn in the condo market around
colleges," said A.C. Robbins of A.C. Robbins Associates
in Chapel Hill. The firm is working with about six parents
of UNC students in finding condominiums.
"It just makes sense," he said. "Why throw rent
money away for Jour years? Why not take advantage of
the tax breaks, the appreciation of the property?"
Old Well Apartments, 501 Jones Ferry Road, have
begun the first phase of the conversion of 300 two
bedroom apartments. The condominiums sell for $36,900
with a down payment of $1,900 required, according to
Norman Block of Heffner-Block Realty in Chapel Hill,
the firm handling the conversion.
"The down payment is low because banks and other
lending institutions are now willing to finance up to 95
percent of the total purchase price. The monthly payment
would be $378 compared to the current monthly, rental
price of $315," Block said.
"It (buying a condominium) is definitely an advantage
over apartment renting," said Billie Farley, also of
Heffner-Block Realty. "After you pay the $1,900, the
monthly payments are similar to typical mortgage
payments. The tax advantage is great because the owner
can deduct the interest payments on the loan, and most of
the payments will consist of interest. In the long run, you
definitely come out ahead."
Twenty of the Old Well condominiums have already
been sold to parents of UNC students. The condos are un
furnished except for kitchen appliances, and extensive
renovations cost an additional $5,000, Farley said.
Block said that when his firm announced that Old Well
was going condo, many students feared that they would
have to find somewhere else to live.
"This is not the case," he said. "The only difference is
that instead of a single owner for the entire complex there
will be many private owners. These owners can then rent
to students who will pay a monthly rent figure close, to
what they are paying now. .
"After their child graduates, the parents can keep the
condominium as an excellent property investment and
. continue to take the tax advantage while paying for part
of the cost through rental income," Block said.
The first phase of the condominium conversion at Old
Well involves 144 apartments, The remaining 300 apart
ments will be converted once those in the first phase are
Robbins said that in addition to Old Well, there has
been a smaller conversion recently of 42 apartments at the
Hamlin Park complex in Chapel Hill. Robbins' firm is
currently working with about 24 families that are in
terested in buying condos.
There are about 80 apartment complexes in the Chapel
Hill-Carrboro area, and the average vacancy rate is about
1 percent. There has not been any major apartment con
struction since 1975, realtors said.
All the new construction has been in' the forms of
townhouses and condominiums, said Kathy Buck, a part
ner in Carrboro's Weaver Street Realty and Auction
Company. It has been easier to sell to individual investors
rather than renters. When existing apartment complexes
reach their maximum depreciation, they also reach their
maximum tax advantage. It makes sense to switch to con
dominiums at that time, she said. ;
Brenda Allen, off-campus housing coordinator for the
University, said that the housing office had no informa
tion on condominiums at this time but would probably
have some in the near future.
By MONT ROGERS
The UNC Faculty Council passed
several resolutions aimed at increasing the
number of black faculty members in the
University at their meeting Friday.
Also at the meeting, the council ap
proved resolutions tightening grading
policies in cases of incomplete and absent-from-exam
grades, revising policy in deter
mining academic eligibility for transfer
students, and making it easier for students
to leave the University for reasons such as
A report submitted to the council by the
Committee on Black Faculty states that
the number of black faculty members at
the University has decreased at a time
when the number of blacks with doctoral
degrees has increased.
The report also contained a list of UNC
academic departments with inadequate
records of minority employment. Darnell
Hawkins, chairman of the Committee on
Black Faculty and associate professor of
sociology, said that the evaluations of the
departments were based on department
size, rate of faculty turnover in the depart
ment, and the number of blacks in the na
tion with doctorates in the particular field
iOf. the-partirienL, Hawkins added that
thT" '-'-evaluations were subjective
assessments made by the members of the
Committee on Black Faculty.
Of the 19 departments on the list, seven
were listed as "especially problematic."
Those departments were the School of
Dentistry, the School of Education, the In
stitute of Government, the School of
Library Science, the School of Medicine,
the department of Physical Education,
and the department of Psychology.
Commenting on the report, some facul
ty members said that it was difficult to ob
tain qualified blacks in certain areas, and
that the report contained ambiguities and
outdated information. One faculty
member suggested that the report include
comments from each department on the
ratings given by the Committee on Black
Hawkins responded that the faculty
members were "nitpicking to avoid the
"The real issue is the hiring of add
itional faculty," he said.
Chancellor Christopher C. Fordham III
said, "Ihis is a difficult problem. We
should keep our shoulders to the wheel on
. After the discussion, the council passed
the five resolutions contained in the
report. The resolutions included the
The Faculty Council will request that
the Graduate School report on its efforts
to increase the number of black profes
sional and graduate students.
The council will encourage depart
ments to keep track of their own
The council will request that the Af
firmative Action office monitor the hiring
practices of those departments with no
black faculty, and compile a list of poten
tial black faculty candidates.
The council will request that a pro
gram be instituted to attract minority
scholars to the University. Scholars would
work a year on a research project and
eventually be placed in a University
The Faculty Council also passed two
resolutions contained in a report submitted
by the Committee on the Status of
Minorities and the Disadvantaged. The
report stated that there are not enough
minority faculty members acting as ad
visers, and that there are no minority
members working as financial aid coun
selors or acting as associate deans in the
The report also stated that few
minorities are working in the personnel
department. The Faculty Council ap
proved resolutions to encourage the
recruitment of minority staff to act in
these positions as the positions become va
cant. On ; .the grading policy, the, .Faculty
Council adopted a resolution shortening
the length of time granted students for
removing an incomplete from their records
from a year to eight weeks. An incomplete
assigned in the spring semestger would be
changed to an INF eight weeks into the
fall semester if the student took no action
-to complete the course work, said William
Graves, chairman of the Educational
Policy Committee and professor of mathe
matics. In cases of missed finals, the Faculty
Council approved a resolution giving an F
to students who miss the final examination
and would have failed the course anyway.
The grade would be an FAB.
Graves said that the policy changes
would eliminate students postponing bad
grades and getting some advantages in ap
plying for graduate or professional schools
over students who complete their work on
On academic eligibility, the Faculty
Council passed a resolution revising cur
rent methods of determining academic
eligibility for transfer students, including
students from the UNC Evening College.
The new policy will allow transfer students
two semesters to obtain academic eligibili
ty. The new policy was adopted to give
equal treatment to transfer students and
students who enrolled as freshmen at
UNC, Graves said.
Regarding student leave policy, the
See FACULTY on page 4
Marijuana tests called
unreliable by toxicologist
No '84 race decision
enators discuss policy
By TRACY PROCTOR
Many of the tests used to establish the
presence of marijuana or other drug resi
due in a person's tissues do not have relia
ble results, said Dr. Arthur J. McBay,
chief toxicologist at UNC.
In a letter published in a recent issue of
the Journal of the American Medical
Association, McBay and two other doctors
warned that immunoassay tests should not
be the sole determinants of whether or not
a person has smoked marijuana.
Immunoassays, which involve pouring a
certain chemical into a urine sample and
testing for chemical reaction, sometimes
show positive results when actually no
drug has been used by the patient.
"There are two problems with these
assays: first, the reliability of the tests
themselves and second, the reliability of
the individuals running the tests," said
McBay, who is also a professor of phar
macy and pathology at UNC. The tests are
inexpensive and therefore widely used,
sometimes by untrained persons, he said.
A common substance such as salt can
produce the same chemical reaction as cer
tain illegal drugs do, McBay said. The im
munoassays have not been tested on many
other substances for a reaction. For that
reason, McBay said, it was incorrect to
assume that a positive test result meant
that a person has been smoking mari
juana. "These tests should not be used alone in
situations where so much weight is placed
on their results," said McBay. Persons re
quired to have an immunoassay, such as
those applying for employment or those
on legal probation, can have their entire
future altered by a faulty result.
Such assays are especially a problem in
the armed services, where a positive test
result can lead to demotion, a dishonor
able discharge or a denial of promotion.
"What would haDoen to a would-be
pilot with that (a history of drug usage) on
his record?" McBay asked.
McBay said he had been called to testify
for many people who, on the sole basis of
the assay results, were accused of using
marijuana. He usually finds that the test
results are totally unfit as evidence against -the
Dr. McBay discovered that the assay
results were sometimes incorrect, when
they were used at drug rehabilitation
clinics and as tests for Valium usage.
By TOM CONLON
RALEIGH U.S. Sens. Jesse Helms and John East
outlined their priorities for a balanced federal budget,
defense spending, foreign policy relations and moral
issues before a local gathering of Republican Party sup
porters at the Royal Villa Convention Center Saturday
But Helms stopped short of annoucing whether he
would run in 1984.
"It's up to the Lord, my family and the people of
North Carolina whether I will run again," he said. "It
will be up to you and thousands of others to answer that
question which I'll be putting to everyone in the weeks
and months ahead 'Do you want me to run?' "
The gathering, held in honor of Helms, attracted
1,200 people, including seven UNC College Republicans
and former congressional candidate Bill Co bey, who
made the opening introductions.
When the press asked East if Helms would seek re
election, East told them to ask Helms. "Then they asked
me if I hoped he would run. I said that I did and would
do all I could to support him," he said.
Helms said he planned to introduce legislation that
would require all citizens to pay Social Security taxes.
"Eighty percent of all federal government employees
will collect Social Security benefits, so why shouldn't
they have to pay for them? There's no excuse for anyone
not to pay for Social Security taxes, including President
Reagan and myself.
"The media also said that I withdrew my Social
Security plan," Helms said. "The truth of the matter is
that I had 11 of my 20 sections adopted for Social
Security legislation which are now pending legislation. If
I had not offered my sections six to eight weeks ago none
of them would have been accepted. I ain't through yet."
East said he would continue to support a strong
"Should we give up our principles when our nation is
moving toward more taxation, spending, centralization
and socialism?" asked East. "What about defense? It is
the nation's responsibility to provide for the defense of
this country. The rest of the world is going to test us on
our ability to meet that challenge."
Helms said that a strong national defense was
necessary to protect the nation as well as foreign coun
tries. "We could have won the Vietnam war in three mon
ths; any military authority could tell you that," he said.
"But because of all the yelling, screaming and protesting
in the U.S., our political leaders withdrew. The com
munists moved in and took over, and we lost more lives
and spent more money than was necessary."
"Cuba and Nicaragua have gone away, and El
Salvador will topple if we do nothing. Mexico is so far to
the left that they are not far away. Then you'll see Costa
Rica, Guatemala and the rest of Central America
become part of a communist region," he said.
East said, "We ignored Central America when Cuba
fell. We're on the verge of seeing the immunization of
Central America. Where do we draw the line? It would
be a great tragedy to let El Salvador go; we need to deal
with it to overcome it," he said.
- On the balanced budget, Helms said that federal taxa
tion and spending must be cut. "I don't scare easily," he
said. "I will not retreat in the fight for balanced federal
See HELMS on page 4