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Volume 91. Issue 63
Thursday, September 29, 1983
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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PhiMuson the go
The Phi Mu pledge class is sponsoring a bathtub push to raise money for the fight against leukemia. Their goal is to fill
the tub with money, which will go to the N.C. Chapter of the Leukemia Society, by next Thursday. The project is part of
Sigma Chi Derby Week.
Fraternity members push gradual integration
By JANET OLSON
The Interfratemity Council is making efforts to pro
mote cooperation and understanding between predomi
nantly white and predominantly black fraternities at
But both black and white IFC members say that though
the steps are being taken toward integration, they need to
be small and gradual.
Kevin Jones, IFC executive assistant for minority af
fairs, said fraternities are not yet ready for total integra
tion. "Doing it right now would bring on a slew of
problems," Jones said. "But we're working toward it and
are trying to lay the groundwork now."
IFC President Brian Hunnicutt said before integrated
mixers and joint service projects occur, the IFC must
work to attain a strong mutual understanding. .
"We have to start small and avoid a huge reaction
against segregation," Hunnicutt said. "Someone might
step too far, and that could build a larger wall instead of
tearing it down piece by piece."
Within the IFC, the four black UNC fraternities com
prise an affiliate committee, the Black Greek Council.
The BGC was set up to serve the interests of those four
One of the focuses of the IFC's efforts to promote
cooperation is the elimination of a gap between the IFC
and BGC. At an Aug. 30 IFC meeting, the BGC frater
nities voiced their feeling of alienation within the IFC.
Representatives said that terms used by the white frater
nities, such as "house" and "rush," increase the black
Greeks' feelings of alienation because these terms are not
used in the blact Greek system.
At the meeting, IFC executive vice president Jeff Bye
said that many times blacks are alienated because the
predominantly white IFC executive council "thinks
white." It was decided that the BGC will attempt to fur
ther involve the entire black Greek system in the IFC.
Jones will work closer with BGC presidents to remedy
any specific problems. His positions is newly established in
the IFC to promote contact between the BGC and the
In addition, the IFC will have more active visitation
teams this year. The BGC requested that the IFC visit the
Jones said the different founding traditions of black
and white fraternities provide a barrier to major integra
tion in the fraternity system.
Black fraternities were founded to enable blacks to
achieve on predominantly white campuses, Jones said.
Over the years, they have formed a strong bond Of
togetherness in opposition to the disadvantages they faced
in a white community, he said.
"It's hard for black and white fraternities to under
stand one another right now because of different, deeply
entrenched traditions," Jones said. "We'd like to create a
situation of mutual respect."
Another blockade to an attempt at integration may
come when the IFC leadership tried to promote a fraternity
wide cooperation effort, said Steve Hutson, assistant dean
for student life and adviser to campus fraternities: He said
the fraternity presidents have voiced a fear that some
members may be narrow-minded about accepting the
IFC's new ideas.
Hunnicutt said this problem can be avoided by working
slowly to rid the IFC of animosity. IFC executive
members said the negative feelings result from the aliena
tion of black Greeks within the IFC and from a lack of
understanding between the black and white fraternities.
Bye said the IFC's past policy, which was to please the
largest number of members, helped to perpetuate the
"Because the average white fraternity has 60 or 70
members versus the usual 20 members black fraternities,
have, we tended to put the black fraternities on the back
burner," Bye said.
So far, the new effort toward cooperation is working
well, Hutson said.
"There's a trust building between officers," Hutson
said. "That provides momentum. The indicators right
now are very positive."
After midnight Friday, 3,200 must abstain
By CHARLES F. WALLINGTON
Staff W riter
At the stroke of midnight Friday, a
new law will go into effect that will pre
vent about 3,200 UNC students from
legally purchasing and consuming beer
and wine. v
It's all a result of the Safe Roads Act
of 1983, which will make it illegal for
anyone under the age of 19 to purchase
or consume beer and wine.
The new law is not without its advan
tages several "prohibition parties" are
planned around campus for tonight and
Ninth floor Morrison is one of those
groups "sending the freshmen out with a
bang," with a "Prohibition Bash" said
floor co-president Karen Godfrey.
"We're telling them to come depress
ed since this is the last time they can
drink without the worry of being carded
in the dorm," she said.
Godfrey said she thought turnout
might be Jow because a lot of students
will go to the bars on Franklin Street to
drink to the occasion. But just in case,
two kegs of beer have been ordered and
another is on reserve.
Floor officers will card students and
stamp their hands with the new law in
mind, Godfrey said, and no beer will be
served after 11:45 p.m.
"If we lay the law down, hopefully
they'll abide by it," she said.
University officials are advising
students to adhere to the new law. A
plan is expected to be adopted today or
Friday for handling dormitory parties for
the next two or three days, said Director
of University housing Wayne Kuncl. He
said he has advised the leaders of student
groups that are planning parties to check
for proper identification and to stamp
students' hands before allowing them to
Kuncl also said a task force composed
of members of the Residence Hall
Association and area directors has been
meeting to draft a permanent set of
guidelines for student activities involving
alcohol. When these guidelines are
adopted, sponsors will receive copies to
be posted during parties, he said.
The task force also is exploring alter
native forms of entertainment for those
students who are under 19, such as serv
ing other beverages at parties or planning
activities that will not involve alcohol.
Kuncl said the task force also is con
sidering restricting the amount of alcohol
that can be taken away from a party.
One proposal being investigated would
limit that amount of alcohol to what a
large Carolina cup can hold.
Literature and other information
about the new law has been distributed
among the Greek organizations to make
them aware of the law and its effect on
their social activities, said Steve Hutson,
assistant dean for student life.
"It's now up to the presidents to make
sure that their groups act accordingly
because they're responsible for it now,"
Under the new law, a student can be
arrested and charged under the single of
fense of driving while impaired. There
are no lesser offenses under this law such
as careless and reckless driving after
drinking, thus allowing for no plea
bargaining about a charge.
For charges to be filed, the driver's
physical or mental faculties must be "ap
preciably impaired by an impairing
substance or by showing that the driver's
alcohol concentration level is 0.10 or
more." That level is lower and easier to
prove than that under previous laws.
The law also probits using false iden
tification or purchasing alcoholic
beverages for someone who is underage.
Violators can be charged with underage
purchase of alcohol, a misdemeanor
punishable by a fine of up to $2,000
andor up to two years in prison and
possibly the loss of driving privileges for
In addition, if the owner of a car
allows a person who is intoxicated to
drive his car, he can be charged with
aiding and abetting a DWI.
Officials going to class to learn details of Safe Roads Act
By SARAH RAPER
University students are not the only people attend
ing classes these days.
Local and state law enforcement officials have been
going to class to learn about the provisions of the Safe
Roads Art before the law goes into effect Saturday.
Ike Avery, an attorney with the N.C. Department
of Crime Control and Public Safety, said he and two
other lawyers have conducted six-hour training pro
grams for the N.C. Highway Patrol.
Avery said the last group of patrolmen in Wake and
surrounding counties will be trained this week. The
training sessions and the manual given to each officer
explain changes in drunk driving and alcohol purchase
and sale laws. The 1,100 state patrolmen will not be
tested in the new DWI laws.
But local officials will have to hit the books harder
than their state counterparts.
Chapel Hill officers must attend a nine-hour train-.
ing program very similar to the Highway Patrol pro
gram, but they also are tested on what they have
Master Officer Gregg Jarvies of the Chapel Hill
Police Department, who is coordinating the program
with the department's training representative, said of
ficers were divided into five groups. He said two had
been trained and three others would receive training
later this week.
"The officers who have been through the course ap
pear to have a good understanding of the changes in
the law," Jarvies said.
Carrboro Police Chief Sidney Herje said his depart
ment would hold day-long seminars this week to ex
plain the new laws. He said the program would be
conducted by an attorney from the N.C. Attorney
Sponsors of the training programs said that the
length of training would be adequate for the present
but that additional training might be needed in the
"Does the fart that an officer has undergone six
weeks of police training mean that his education is
complete?" Herje asked. "As the law is refined we will
provide additional training.".
There were no state funds available to assist local
departments in paying for the training programs.
Authorities said costs would be covered by individual
departments' training budgets.
Avery said the last time a change in law required in
tensive training for law enforcement officials was in
1979, when the requirements for officers carrying
radar equipment were changed.
Avery said two years for training were allowed
before the radar law went into effect. He said the time
between passage and implementation of the Safe
Roads Act allowed only three months for training.
asked to resign
By ANDY HODGES
When UNC fans welcome the Tar Heels
back to Kenan Stadium Oct. 8, there may
be a new mikeman there to welcome them,
Mikeman Kenny Ward has been asked
to resign his position.
Ward said that the request came from
Sharon R. Mitchell, assistant dean in the
department of student life. He said that he
was given no reason for the request.
Mitchell could not be reached for com
ment Wednesday. Donald Boulton, vice
chancellor for student affairs, would not
comment, referring all questions to her.
Ward said that he will not resign and
that he could not understand the basis for
the request. He said he considered his per
formances no different from those of
mikemen in the past.
"What it boils down to, I think, is that I
can't do it and get away with it because
I'm black," Ward said.
"I think it was more or less that my per
formances were not up to par," he added.
"I wasn't exactly what they had
Varsity cheerleader co-captain Mitch
Barnes said Wednsday afternoon that he
had heard of the action only "through the
grapevine." The cheerleaders, band and.
faculty participate in the selection of the
Although Ward is UNC's first black
mikeman, Barnes said he did not see race
as a problem.
"I really think Kenny's routine is about
like everyone else's; what he's doing is
down the general lines of what everyone
else has done," Barnes said. "I don't see
any racial connotations in anything."
Assistant band director 'Allen Reep
acknowledged that there have been prob
lems with the mikeman this year, but
credited at least part of the problem to the
new position of the band at games.
"There have been some problems, as
letters to the editor in The Daily Tar Heel
have even shown the students' concern,"
Reep said. The DTH printed a letter Tues
day criticizing the mikeman' s performance
as being in poor taste.
, "It has caused problems moving the
band to the end zone," he added. "We're
away from the large body of students who
do most of the cheering. That has caused
problems for us, the cheerleaders and also
Reep said there was the possibility of the
band and cheerleaders working together to
try to find a solution to the problem for
the second half of the season.
Reep also said that he did not know if
an official decision has been made, but if
so it would have to "come from someone
much higher than me."
Ward said he considered the request
"strictly an administrative decision."
Bryant Dunlap, the University's assis
tant director for alumni affairs, said that
hq had neither personally received nor
heard of any feedback this year from
alumni about the mikeman's performance.
See MIKEMAN on page 5
Cox to push for vote
on student fee increase
By MARK STINNEFORD
The newly appointed chairman of the
Elections board said Wednesday night he
will push to hold a student fee-increase
referendum within three weeks.
"By the third week in October, it should
be done," said Chris Cox, who was' ap
proved as Elections Board chairman by the
Campus Governing Council Monday.
Two weeks ago, the CGC approved a
student referendum on a proposal to in
crease the Student Activity Fee by $1.50
per student per semester. The fee is now
$15.25 per student per semester.
Student Body President Kevin Monroe
said he may propose that the referendum
be postponed until the next campuswide
elections in February. Monroe said he was
not sure whether a good student turnout
could be assured with only a few weeks'
According to the Student Code, a Stu
dent Activity Fee increase requires a two
thirds majority vote in a student referen
dum. And at least 20 percent of the stu
dent body must cast ballots for the refer
endum to be valid.
Elections also must be held to fill five
graduate seats on the CGC. Zollie Steven
son (District 2) has resigned to become
area director at Morrison Residence Hall,
Ruth Frey (District 3) has left her seat to
concentrate on her studies, Rebel Cole
(District 4) has transferred from his dis
trict, Alex Rossitch (District 5) resigned
shortly after election last February, and
Elizabeth Oates (District 8) is no longer at
The Election Laws set the first Tuesday
in October for fall semester elections. But
Cox said he would probably not be able to
form an Elections Board by that time and
hoped to hold the "CGC elections in con
junction with the fee increase referendum.
In other action j the CGC called upon
the University to rid itself of stocks in
companies operating in South Africa.
The CGC asked the Board of Trustees
of the Endowment Fund to establish a task
force to develop ethical standards for Uni
versity investments. The board controls
the investment of private contributions
coming into the University.
CGC member Reggie Holley (District
11) said UNC contributed to the South
African policies of racial oppression by
purchasing stock in companies operating
in that nation. Concern for human suf
fering should outweigh financial consi
derations, he said.
"1 love money," Holley said. "But if it
would cause another human being to suf
fer dearly because of oppression, there is
no way I could support the investment.
There is good money and bad money. This
is bad money."
In a referendum held in February,
students by a 2-to-l margin called
upon the University to divest itself of
stockholdings in South Africa. In '
response, the Endowment Fund trustees
issued a statement criticizing the policies of
the South African government, but saying
that divestment would contradict their re
sponsibility to provide sound investments
for the University.
CGC member Steve Reinhard (District
1) said the trustees ignored ethical con
siderations. "The trustees statement is blatantly
bullshit," Reinhard said. "They say they
don't support apartheid, but they take the
fruits of the labor. How can you condemn
something and take the profits from it?"
But Tim Newman (District 1 1) said
students should have no control over the
Endowment Fund because it comes from
private contributions. CGC Finance Com
mittee Chairman Doc Droze agreed, say
ing that it would be equally improper for
the trustees to attempt to control student
"I do not see where the power of the
Campus Governing Council extends to the
government of South Africa," Droze said.
CGC member Rob Conley (District 6)
said the CGC would not be responsive to
students unless it pushed for divestment.
"Noboby else has the power we do to
force the issue," he said. "Are we going to
take the students' wishes and push for it,
or are we just going to sit here and do
The CGC also voted to approve a stu
dent referendum to expand The Daily Tar
. Heel Board of Directors from seven to 1 1
members. The proposal would add a
member of the CGC Finance Committee,
a full-time graduate student and a full-time
undergraduate student as voting members
of the DTH board. The Student Body
Treasurer would become a non-voting
member of the board.
Holley, the CGC Rules and Judiciary
Committee chairman, said the proposal
would make the DTH board more objec
tive. But DTH Editor Kerry DeRochi said
after the meeting that the move could im
properly impose Student Government con
trol over the DTH.
"It would put too many elected Student
Government officials in a position of
power over the DTH and its elected
editor," DeRochi said.
The CGC also approved the appoint-