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Volume 91, Issue 102
Friday, December 2, 1983
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Helms group reports
radio station to FCC
The Associated Press
RALEIGH The re-election committee for Sen. Jesse
Helms, R-N.C., complained Thursday to a federal agency that a
Charlotte radio station is broadcasting inaccurate ads about
Mark Stephens, Helms for Senate Committee treasurer, made
the complaint about WBT Radio in a letter to the Federal Com
munications Commission. He said the committee twice asked
the station to stop broadcasting three commercials produced by
the state Democratic Party.
"In our opinion WBT Radio is not fairly serving the public
interest by broadcasting commercials containing misstatements
and inaccuracies about Sen. Jesse Helms," Stephens wrote,
"We accepted the North Carolina Democratic Party ads as
issue-oriented ads," said William Jennings, WBT general
manager and vice president. "We have documentation from the
Democrats that indicates the charges and claims are factual."
Jennings said the station has been running two of the ads
since Tuesday. He said it was important to raise the issues in the
campaign to increase community awareness.
Claude Allen, Helms committee spokesman, said, "We regret
having to take this step (filing the FCC complaint), but feel we
have no other choice to stop this unfair and untruthful attack by
Gov. Hunt on Sen. Helms."
Milton Gross, chief of the FCC's Fairness in Political Pro
gramming Section in Washington, said such commercials fall
under the Fairness Doctrine. They are issue advertising rather
than political advertising because there is no declared candidate,
The Fairness Doctrine requires stations that broadcast pro
grams on one side of a controversial issue of public importance
to give a reasonable opportunity for opposing viewpoints to be
"The commission does not look into the truth or accuracy of
material broadcast under the Fairness Doctrine," Gross said in a
telephone interview. He said both sides must be aired so the
public can decide which is accurate.
In a letter earlier this week to more than 80 radio stations,
Helms' re-election committee promised to file complaints with
the FCC if the stations did not withhold the ads.
Allen said he hoped Thursday's action would demonstrate
that the committee takes the matter seriously.
State Democratic Party Chairman David Price said he con
sulted with several radio stations Thursday and dismissed the
complaint against WBT as a clear attempt at intimidation.
"I assume Sen. Helms wants the ads off the air and will go to
great lengths to get them off the air," Price said. "The fact that
he's uncomfortable -with the facts we've uncovered doesn't
justify this kind of intimidation."
After the Helms committee sent its letter to radio stations,
Democrats sent the stations telegrams saying the commercials
were legal and the threats without legal basis. The party also sent
a package of information to document the ads' claims.
Helms' objections met at least temporary success, however, as
the 78-station N.C. News Network, WPTF in Raleigh and
WNCT in Greenville suspended the commercials while ex
amining documentation. Price said that stations in every media
market were running the ads Thursday.
In Chapel Hill, Tom Gorham, a spokesman for WCHL, said
the station had received no requests for advertising space from
the Democratic Party. If requests for ads were received, General
Manager Henry Hinton would make the decision to run them or
not, Gorham said. WCHL has not yet received any Helms ads
for the 1984 campaign.
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space for BSM
By CHARLES L. WALLINGTON
Members of the Carolina Union Board
of Directors voted Thursday to allocate
approximately 2,000 square feet of space
in the newly renovated Chase Hall to the
Black Student Movement.
The 9-4-1 decision came after more
than an hour of deliberation between
Board Members and BSM officials.
"I'm pleased with the overall outcome
of the vote, but I do have mixed feelings
about it," BSM President Sherrod Banks
Banks said he was tired because of the
time and energy that he and all of the
other officials had put into the issue. In
addition, Banks said he was sad because
even after all of the evidence was pre
sented there were still people who felt the
BSM should not have been allocated the
"Upendo Lounge and black culture are
inseparable," Banks said. "It isn't just
four walls, but much more than that."
Despite the vote, Union Director
Howard Henry reaffirmed his belief that
the Carolina Union should have control
of all the space in the Chase Union.
Henry said the Board's decision was not
final because it had not decided on the
conditions for allocating the space to the
BSM. The Board still could vote to over
turn the decision, Henry said.
"I don't consider it conclusive in any
sense of the word," Henry said. "The
Union should not have to ask the BSM
how that space should be used."
The Board will meet in January to dis
cuss the details of allocating the space to
the BSM, Union President Lucia Halpern
said. The vote affirmed the Board's belief
that the BSM should have a place to
operate, she said.
The Board voted after hearing a deci
sion by the Chase Union Advisory Com
mittee, which was formed to make re
commendations for the re-establishment
Of the BSM's role with Upendo Lounge
and its place within Chase Hall.
The committee, composed of three
Campus Governing Council members
and three BSM members, discussed the
issues surrounding the renovation of
Chase Hall and voted Tuesday to recom
mend to, the Board that the BSM be
allocated the space.
Hayden B. Renwick, associate dean in
the College of Arts and Sciences, said he
felt the issue never should have been
debated from the beginning.
"The University makes special conces
sions for foreign students and I haven't
understood why there's space exclusively
for them," he said. "But since this is the
case, I see no reason why other minority
students shouldn't be offered the same
Renwick went on to say that he felt the
University was designed for white
students only. "Until this problem is
resolved, then any other minority group
will need space for them to enhance their
cultural differences," he said.
Student Body President Kevin
Monroe, who also attended the meeting,
called the decision a good step. "Unfor
tunately, it's a long time in coming," he
William Bland, a member of the Union
Board of Directors, said he was pleased
with the outcome not only as a member
of the Board, but as a member appointed
through the BSM.
"I'm pleased that the whole board was
sensitive to the needs of the BSM," he
said. "People seem to realize the unique
ness of the BSM and the necessity for
them to be allocated space."
Details to be considered by the Board
when it meets in January include:
A provision for the BSM and its sub
groups, the United Christian Fellowship
and the Black Greek Council, to reserve
the Upendo Lounge for its scheduled
meetings, programs and parties during
the semester. After these reservations are
made, then the area would be open for
other organizations to use.
A provision for the BSM president to
appoint a supervisor to the Chase Union
board of supervisors, if there will be more
than one. If only one supervisor is assign
ed to the Union, then the BSM president
would appoint half of the staff. In. each
case, the Union would have final say in
accepting or rejecting the employees.
A provision that the Chase Union
including Upendo Lounge should be
operated by the Carolina Union and
policy should be formulated by the direc
tor and Board of - Directors of ' the
Carolina Union. The staff of Chase
Union should be employees of the
Donald Boulton, vice chancellor for
student affairs, said he had hoped that
the Board would make a decision that
would allow the activities which have
taken place in Upendo to continue.
"Union space is for the use of all stu
dents," Boulton said. "We hope all the
good activities will continue."
Staff writer Mark Stinneford con
tributed to this article.
State arrests for DW1 increase;
Orange County arrests down
By TOM CONLON
Although drunken-driving arrests
have decreased in Orange County
since the new Driving-While-Impaired
law went into effect Oct. 1, statewide
figures show the DWI arrests are on
the rise again.
Arrest for drunken driving were
dropping off a few weeks before the
law went into effect," said Dexter
Watts, an assistant director of the In
stitute of Government at UNC. "This
may have been because of the publici
ty on stricter enforcement in the
According to the N.C. State
Highway Patrol, 26.9 percent fewer
arrests for driving while impaired were
reported in October 1983 than in Oc
tober 1982, Watts said. Although
November arrests have not yet, been
tallied, Watts said the number pro
bably will be higher than the October
rate. There were 2,833 DWI arrests in
October 1983, compared to 3,728
drunken-driving arrests in September.
Major E.D. Young, director of en
forcement for Western North
Carolina at the N.C. State Highway
Patrol, said DWIs dropped off in ear
ly October but began to rise again in
the latter part of the month.
Holiday periods tend to have the
highest number of drunken-driving ar
rests, although April 1983 had 4,705
arrests the highest monthly figure
between October 1982 and October
1983. The average monthly figure is
between 3,000 and 4,000, Young said.
Other moving violations, such as
speeding and failure to stop at a stop
sign, have not been affected by the
new laws, although such violations
could be reduced if drivers are more
aware of alcohol laws, he said.
"Enforcement of other moving
violations continue as before," Young
said. "DWIs do not take precedence
over other violations. It all depends on
what the officer sees and decides to
One concern court officials have ex
pressed is the amount of time it takes
to process DWI arrests. Clerks have.
additional paperwork and respon
sibilities and must collect fees from
some DWI defendants. Recently,
clerks in 15 counties said they would
not collect the fees because of the ex
tra work required.
Young said it was too early to tell if
the courts were jammed with DWI
cases. "DWIs usually take longer to
settle than do routine moving viola
tions, so we probably won't know for
sure about a backlog problem for a
few months," he said.
Carnetta Swann, assistant clerk of
court for the Chapel Hill division of
Orange County, said roughly the same
number of DWI cases have been pro
cessed since Oct. 1 as drunken-driving
arrests during the same period a year
ago. But clerks here are burdened with
additional requirements of the new
"Each case now requires more
paperwork after the case taking the
offender's license or permit, for exam
ple and getting proper ad
ministrative functions done," she
said. "It may take an extra five or ten
minutes to handle each case."
Major Don Trulove of the Orange
County Sheriffs department said that
Orange County DWI arrests have
decreased since the new laws went into
effect but that the new laws have add
ed additional burdens on everybody.
"For law enforcement personnel,
the new law has affected us
adversely," he said. "It has caused a
strain on our jail and our jail budget.
This means that the sheriff and tax
payers of the county have to bear the
burden of the sentence. "
Chapel Hill Police reported 32 DWI
arrests in October, compared to 41
drunken driving arrests in October
The downward trend in the number
of arrests in Orange County can't be
predicted, Trulove said. "I think peo
ple are more aware of the severity of
the punishments," he said. "But we
hope that the effect doesn't wear off.
We want people to keep in mind not
to drink and drive and hope this'
philosophy will become a habit rather
than a newly found trend."
Plan to withdraw troops
U.S. pushes Gemayel on Israeli pullback
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON The United States pressed upon
President Amin Gemayel of Lebanon on Thursday a
plan for a phased pull back of Israeli troops with the
Lebanese army taking over the relinquished positions,
administration sources said.
But while Israel has agreed, in principle, to give
ground, provided hostile forces do not move into the
areas, the government of Prime Minister Yitzhak
Shamir, who visited Washington earlier in the week, ap
parently has not formally approved the proposal.
However, Defense Minister Moshe Arens has already
offered to have the Israelis withdraw halfway to its
border if it did not raise security problems for Israel.
A U.S. official, briefing reporters after Gemayel met
with President Reagan, said "a series of steps" was re
quired so that the Lebanese leader could show he was ex
panding his control over the country.
The official, who declines to be identified, would not
discuss the specific measures anticipated. But it was
learned from other U.S. sources that a partial Israeli
withdrawal was actively discussed during Gemayel's
It would be left to Lebanon and Israel to work out the
On Capitol Hill, Gemayel told members of the Senate
Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs Commit
tees he was optimistic the Syrians would be willing to
negotiate a withdrawal from his country.
Sen. Charles Percy, R-Ill., told reporters after the
meeting of nearly two hours that Gemayel gave the
members no specifics about why he believed the Syrians
might be brought into such talks.
Percy, chairman of the Senate committee, said
Gemayel had told the group that "he was more op
timistic than one or two months ago. He said ... there
could be withdrawal of all foreign forces, but we
couldn't pin him down to any dates." When asked
whether he shared Gemayel's optimism, Percy said he
was "extraordinarily guarded" about hoping the Syrians
would enter withdrawal talks.
In early September, the Israelis withdrew to the Awali
river, but irritated U.S. officials by retreating before the
Lebanese army could take over. Violence erupted in the
vacuum that was left.
The administration is trying to guide Gemayel. into
closer cooperation with Israel and a more aggressive pur
suit of negotiations with Syria in order to free his coun
try of foreign troops.
At the same time, to bolster Gemayel's chances for
establishing a stable government, the administration is
privately urging Israel to exert its influence with friendly
Lebanese groups not to undermine Gemayel's position.
This picture of U.S. diplomatic efforts emerged
Thursday as Gemayel held a round of meetings with
President Reagan, Vice President George Bush and
Secretary of State George P. Shultz.
Reagan vowed to keep U.S. Marines in Lebanon, say
ing their presence was "making it possible for reason to
triumph over the forces of violence, hatred and intimida
tion." Gemayel, meanwhile, said, "We found ourselves in
full agreement on the necessity of withdrawal of all ex
ternal forces from Lebanon and the full restoration of
the Lebanese sovereignty ..."
With 40,000 Syrian troops holding about half the
country, more than 15,000 Israelis in effective control of
one-third of it and Palestinian fighters engaged in a civil
war in Tripoli, the Lebanese leader rules mostly over his
There, fighting between rival factions this week again
interrupted a shaky cease-fire. The airport was closed to
In Beirut Thursday, a man pretending to seek legal ad
vice walked into the apartment of Lebanon's top Druse
religious judge and assassinated him with a silencer-,
equipped pistol. The army, fearing revenge killings,
clamped a curfew on Beirut and warned that citizens car
rying arms would be shot.
Druse gunners hammered Lebanese army positions
south of Beirut after the assassination and snipers killed
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Local town governments hire many UNC grads
By MELANIE WELLS
Who gets the jobs available in Chapel
Hill and Carrboro town government?
Edith Hubbard, personnel director at the
Carrboro Town Hall, said a large number
of town hall staff members are graduates
Both Chapel Hill and Carrboro work
with various departments at UNC for job
recruitment and internship purposes.
Hubbard, a graduate of UNC herself,
said that the towns hire part time a high
percentage of Carolina graduates, and of
those, many try to stay on.
"There is a good relationship between
the town government and the Univer
sity," Hubbard said. "Although we ad
vertise nationally for most department
heads and locally for all job openings, it
is remarkable that, while it is so competi
tive, many UNC graduates get the posi
tions. "People like to come to this area for
the job, plus the benefits of the Univer
sity, but why pay relocation fees when the
cream of the crop is right here?"
Bunny Spadaro of the Chapel Hill
town government said a degree from
UNC is considered prestigious. "Being a
local or a graduate here, may be helpful
in getting a job in town government be
cause it is assumed that you will stay in
the area longer," she said.
According to Spadaro, salaries general
ly range from $8,600 to $32,000 a year.
UNC graduate Betsy Harris, recruit
ment selector for the Town of Chapel
Hill, said the town actively seeks candi
dates from the political science and MBA
graduate programs, as well as under
graduates majoring in criminal justice or
She said a degree from UNC is helpful,
but they seek the best qualified people
who meet the particular demands of a
Experience counts too, Harris said.
"I wish I had known the value of an in
ternship or independent study program,"
she said. "One of the biggest advantages
is having had some sort of experience."
An internship gets exposure as well as an
opportunity to explore an area of interest
and the chance to measure expectations
against reality, she said.
Harris said an internship is valuable to
the town because the number of staff po
sitions available is not large enough to be
able to train people once they are hired to
The Carrboro town government, with
a staff of 78 people, has no positions
open, Hubbard said. Carrboro Mayor
Robert Drakeford has a degree from
UNC, as do three of the town department
heads and three of seven professional
staff members. Hubbard said most of the
interns were recruited from UNC but this
had been a lean year so there were only
four interns, two from UNC.
Student Body President Kevin Monroe
said that although his immediate plans
were to pursue a career in state or na
tional government, he may return to
Chapel Hill or Carrboro to seek a posi
tion in the local government. "Chapel
Hill and Carrboro town governments are
stable, functioning and well-organized,"
Marcia Harris, director of the Uni
versity Career Planning and Placement
Service, said that when there are openings
in local government, the placement ser
vice is contacted. She said grades, work
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