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Volume 91, Issue 61.
Tuesday, September 27, 1983
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Carrboro Fire Chief Robert Swiger with one of the five fire trucks owned by the fire department heads a depart
ment that until 1974 was totally volunteer. But the department still relies on volunteers; including a number of students.
Carrboro interested in students as firefighters
By SUSAN OAKLEY
The Carrboro Fire Department is interested in
recruiting eight to 10 student volunteers for the
1983-84 academic year.
"In recent years, we have tried to tap the student
population for volunteers," said Chief Robert
Swiger of the department. "It has worked out very
well so far. As a matter of fact, some of our better at
tending members are students."
Swiger said the department does not exclude fe
males interested in firefighting. Included on the pre
sent roster of volunteers are two female, firefighters
who have performed well so far, he saicT. "
Although firefighters are no longer required to be
men, he said there were certain eligibility require
ments that must be met.
These requirements include being at least 18 years
old and having access to a vehicle. Volunteers must
also live close enough to Carrboro so that their elec
tronic pagers can pick up the main signal from the
Even though eligible students must apply and in
terview for a volunteer position, Swiger said, "It
really comes down to an agreement between me and
The most important trait a prospective volunteer
can have is a willingness to try, he said.
Becoming a firefighter does take time and effort
though, he said. In addition to fire calls, a volunteer
spends about 50 hours training for the job, he said,
and he also has the opportunity to attend various
meetings and fire schools throughout the year.- - -
But the amount of time a volunteer spends on the
job per week really depends on the person, he said.
"We understand that a student's primary concern
is not to fight fire, but to go to class," he said.
Volunteer firefighters usually spend anywhere
from 10 to 25 hours per week on the job, said Cap
tain Linwood Futrelle, also of the Carrboro Fire De
partment. "But all we really ask is three hours per
week," he said.
Volunteers also have a monetary incentive for giv
ing more of their time to the department. "How
much money you make depends on how much time
you put in," Swiger said. ,
Volunteers are paid $5 per call, $3 per training ses
sion and $3 per meeting, he said. Some volunteers
have made as much as $800 a year, Swiger said. "But
we really don't call it pay. We call it reimbursing
them for their expenses."
Each firefighter is also equipped by the town with
about $1,000 worth of firefighting gear, Futrelle said.-
"We cut no corners on safety," he said. "We
wouldn't want our equipment to fail us during an
Including five fire trucks, the Carrboro Fire
See VOLUNTEERS on page 4
ssue 'drags on'
By MARK STINNEFORD
Steve Latham has put his dress back in
the closet, but the controversy over the
election of a male Homecoming queen
Latham, the Scott Residence College
representative, Was elected under the
pseudonym "Yure Nmomma." He was
crowned Saturday during halftime of the
Homecoming game between UNC and
the College of William and Mary.
"A lot of people see humor
in this. I've yet to see humor
in it, although I've tried to
look at all points. "
Student Body President
Student Body President Kevin Monroe
said he was awakened Monday by a tele
phone call from a woman who identified
herself as a UNC alumna who demanded
he issue an apology for the incident.
"She wanted me to apologize to 49,000
people," Monroe said. "(But) we can't
apologize for that. It's a democratic pro
cess; it's who the students wanted."
When Monroe asked the woman's
name, she hung up, he said.
Monroe said the Campus Governing
Council should vote to bring Home
coming queen elections under the control
of the Elections Board. In the past the
Homecoming election has been run by
the Carolina Athletic Association.
Monroe also proposed that the Elections
Laws be changed to prohibit students
from running under fake names.
"A lot of people see humor in this,"
Monroe said. "I've yet to see humor in it,
-although I've tried to look at all points."
At a Student Government cabinet
meeting Monday, Monroe said that state
legislators, alumni, UNC administrators
and members of the Board of Governors
and Board of Trustees attending Satur
day's game expressed displeasure at the
election of "Yure Nmomma."
"To say they were upset was an under
statement," he said.
Monroe hinted the incident could hurt
the University in its attempts to get
money from the N.C. General Assembly.
"UNC gets pretty much what it wants
in terms of money from Raleigh," he said
at the meeting. "There are also a number
of people who feel UNC gets too much.
"The scars are-here," Monroe said.
"The image of the University is at stake. "
But Donald Boulton, vice chancellor
for student affairs, said he didn't think
the University's reputation was hurt by
"I didn't hear any comments like that
at all, and I certainly didn't feel that
way," Boulton said. "I think people saw
it as everybody having a good time."
But Boulton said he also sympathized
with the female candidates in the race.
Julia Morton, vice chairman of the
Board of Governors, said the incident
proved Homecoming queen elections
"They've turned it into a spoof," Mor
ton said. "If that's what they want, it's
OK. They're kids and pretty good kids."
But Homecoming queen Latham said
Scott College residents pushed r a male
candidate not as a joke but to point out
what they saw as the pitiful state of
"Homecoming this year was a farce,
not the special event people in Scott Col
. lege think it should be," Latham said.
Because the Homecoming game was '
scheduled early in the season, students
didn't have time to gear up for the event,
"School has barely even started,"
Latham said. "The two-week party
period has barely gotten over."
UNC's opponent for the game,
William and Mary, was an insult to the
football team, he said.
"We've got a Top 10 football team,"
he said. "Let's be real."
" Douglas Dfl&erV director of alumni
affairs, said the date for the Home
coming game was set after consultation
with the student-run CAA. The Alumni
Association hoped to pick a game that
would allow the maximum number of
See QUEEN on page 3
Battling continues in Lebanon despite cease-fire
The Associated Press
BEIRUT, Lebanon The Lebanese army
battled snipers in the central mountains and
Beirut suburbs Monday despite a cease-fire in the
three-week-old renewal of the civil war. Two
more Lebanese soldiers were reported killed.
Prime Minister Shafik Wazzan, a Sunni
Moslem, and his 10-man Cabinet bowed to the
demands of the Syrians and Druse leader Walid
Jumblatt and resigned to pave the way for a na
tional unity government.
President Amin Gemayel, a Christian, said he
asked the 58-year-old prime minister to stay on
"until the features of the new era crystallize, and
arrangements to usher it in are completed."
The cease-fire mediated by Saudi Arabia and
the United States went into effect at 6 a.m. Mon
day midnight Sunday EDT. The army said it
was holding generally in the central, mountains
southeast of Beirut where the army battled Druse
and Palestinian militiamen for three weeks for
control of the strategic hilltop town of Souk el
Gharb. But army sources said three militiamen tried to
infiltrate Souk el-Gharb about 2Vi hours after
the cease-fire, Druse snipers killed two soldiers at -Kaifoun,
less than a mile away, and the troops in
Kaifoun fired automatic rifles and .30-caliber
machine guns for at least 30 minutes at the
snipers 30 yards away.
The government's Radio Beirut reported after
nightfall. that army positions in the mountain
village of Kabr Chmoun were under fire from
rocket-propelled grenades and automatic rifles,
but the government troops were not shooting
But the radio said army troops fired at snipers
shooting at them from Shiite Moslem
neighborhoods in the Beirut suburbs and that
about 20 military vehicles were spotted at sunset
headed toward the Druse mountain garrison of
In another sign of strain, the right-wing Chris
tian "Lebanese Forces" militia predicted Syria
would attempt to use the cease-fire to "stir up in
ternal trouble" and extend its influence in
Fadi Frem, commander of the militia, said his
6,000 fighters would abide by the cease-fire but
would ignore "any results of the agreement that
might contradict the interests of the Christian
community in Lebanon."
In Souk el-Gharb, however, Lebanese soldiers
milled about the ruined streets, eating grapes,
talking with each other and raising clenched fists
in the victory sign.
Lt. Pierre Salem, whose platoon held the for
ward position in Kaifoun through more than a
week of heavy fighting, said his men were "hap
py, very happy" when they received word of the
"Now, some rest," he said.
Streets in Beirut were jammed with cars and
pedestrians as residents took advantage of the
truce to shop, visit friends or stroll. However, the
government announced the 8 p.m.-to-dawn
curfew would continue for the time being.
Soldiers at checkpoints were turning back people
who tried to return to homes in the battle area.
A spokesman for Middle East Airways, the
Lebanese airline, said the company hoped to
reopen the Beirut airport "within a few days." It
has been closed since Aug. 28, when Druse and
Shiite militiamen fired on Lebanese and U.S.
Marine positions there.
Police estimated that at least 806 Lebanese
both civilians and combatants were killed and
1,725 were wounded in the fighting that broke
out when the Israeli army withdrew to southern
Lebanon on Sept. 4 and the Lebanese army
sought to extend its control over Druse areas in
However, with many areas still cut off from
Beirut, the final count is likely to be much higher.
Wazzan, emerging from the presidential palace
after submitting his resignation, told reporters he
was stepping aside to make way for "formation
of a national unity Cabinet to undertake the
rebuilding of the homeland."
Jumblatt and the Syrians opposed Wazzan
because he helped negotiate the agreement May
17 in which Israel agreed to withdraw its troops
from Lebanon in return for political, economic
and security concessions.
Although Israel pulled back to southern
Lebanon to reduce its casualties, its withdrawal
from the rest of the country has been blocked by
the refusal of the Syrians to negotiate the
withdrawal of their forces occupying eastern and
The cease-fire agreement resulted from intense
shuttle negotiations by Prince Bandar bin Sultan
of Saudi Arabia and U.S. presidential envoy
Robert C. McFarlane.
McFarlane told reporters he was convinced
Gemayel was committed to the cease-fire and
that Syrian President Hafez Assad's Soviet
backed government wants "an integrated,
In Damascus, Jumblatt emphasized' his
"serious commitment to the cease-fire. . .as a
serious entrance to real entente."
Aide: Comp sci funding result of Hunt's efforts
By STEVE FERGUSON '
Funding for UNC's $9.2 million computer
science building is a result of Gov. Jim Hunt's
desire to make the state's facilities "top-notch,"
said Hunt's press secretary Monday.
The facility's proposed site is behind Peabody
Hall, on the parking lot beside Phillips Hall. It
will be four stories and will house about 260 of
fices. Construction is expected to begin in August
1984, with completion in August 1986.
University officials said last week that no of
ficial request was made for money for the
"He (Hunt) bacame more aware of this need
when Microelectronics Computer Technology
Corp. was considering the Research Triangle
Park area as a possible building site (this sum
mer)," said Press Secretary Lynne Garrison. In
stead, the firm decided on Austin, Texas, she
Garrison said the MCC project would have
been a major facility that would have provided a
substantial number of jobs. .
Hunt felt if the state's already strong com
puter science programs had been better than
they are, it could have made a difference in the
company's decision to locate here, Garrison
said. After that decision, Hunt began pushing
for money for a new facility at UNC.
Hunt was pleased that the Legislature ap
propriated the money for the new building, she
O'Brien Atkins Associates of Chapel Hill
will do the architectural work, said Stephen
Weiss, associate chairman of the computer
Benjamin Callahan, assistant director of the
Security and Traffic Office, said mechanical
gates were unknowingly installed in the parking
lot on July 1. His office did not know of plans
for the new building until after that date, he
"We still haven't been officially notified, and
we may not be until the planning is completely
finished," Callahan said. But official notifica
tion will not matter until April 1984, when park
ing permit allocations are made, Callahan add
ed. Even though the construction is in the early
stages of planning, Callahan said, he does not
expect to lose' the use of the mechanical parking
gates once the building is completed.
The computer science facility will take more
than half of the 293 spaces in the parking lot.
"It's unfortunate that a parking lot was
chosen," Weiss said.
Farris Womack, vice chancellor for business
and finance, has asked the Chancellor's Com
mittee on Parking and Transportation to study
parking and traffic patterns all over campus.
The committee will make recommendations on
issues including alternative parking spaces to
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English professor Howard Harper and his son Andy are among the many parent-child
couples at UNC.
Fathers and sons
Professor parents no problems
By KAREN COTrEN
For most, going to college means getting away
from it all. Mom and Dad, big brother and little
sister are miles away. Home takes on a new dimen
sion: four walls, a sink if you're lucky and a weird
roommate who goes to bed too early and never
leaves on weekends.
But for a few, going to college doesn't exactly
mean getting away from it all. . -
To these students, Chapel Hill is a familiar stom
ping ground. UNC is not just a college in the back
of their minds that they might someday attend, but
a college in the back of many of their yards.
Breaking away" seems a bit more difficult,
especially when your dad is a professor. Suddenly
the father who played catch with you on weekends
is a professor who teaches classes and functions as a
part of UNC. Perspectives begin to shift.
Weldon Thornton, professor of English at UNC,
said this switching of perspectives between father
and son, professor and student, is inevitable.
"Upon graduation from high school, you reach a
certain stage of development," he said. "As you
grow older, you begin to see your parents different-
ly. I think its better that way. It's all part of the pro
cess." Thornton's son, Stephen, works in the Bullshead
' bookstore and takes classes at UNC part time.
Andy Harper, a sophomore chemistry major,
said that being a student' at UNC has brought him
closer to his father. "I see him in a different light,"
he said. "When I first decided to come to UNC I
was worried about Dad being a professor here, but
now I just look at him as being more than a father."
His father, Howard Harper, is an English professor.
As for deciding to come to UNC, having their
fathers on campus didn't seem to make the students
Nancy Christiansen, a UNC junior, said, "I
always knew I wanted to come here. When I was a
freshman, I worried about people thinking I might
have slid in because my dad taught here. When peo
ple asked me if Dr. Christiansen was my dad, 1
sheepishly said 'yeah.' I was afraid they might have
had him in class and flunked and they'd hate me."
Wayne Christiansen, professor of astronomy and
Nancy's father, said he was happy that his daughter
wanted to come here. He said he thoupht there
might be a few problems for her initially, but said
she has adjusted well.
James Leutze, professor of history, said that at
first he had some reservations about his son Jay at
tending UNC. "I was a bit concerned that the ad
justments of college would be more difficult for
. Jay," he said. "1 encouraged him to attend other
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