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Volume 91, Issue 128
Wednesday, February 8, 1984
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an orders gradual Marine removal
The Associated Press
POINT MUGU, Calif. President
Reagan on Tuesday ordered the gradual
withdrawal of U.S. Marine: from Beirut
International Airport to ships offshore
while approving wider action by
American warships and vowing to "stand
firm" against the enemies of Lebanon's
Reagan gave the U.S. fleet off Beirut
free rein to provide naval fire and air sup
port against any units shooting into
greater Beirut from Syrian-controlled
Lebanese territory, as well as against any
units directly attacking American or
multinational force personnel and
The statement came hours after Marine
helicopters evacuated non-essential
American embassy personnel and their
dependents from Beirut in what the State
Department called a "prudent response"
By STEVE FERGUSON
Dr. Ruth Westheimer can sit in her of
fice and smile, because she knows what
couples a, b and c are doing, and how x is
masturbating, because she told them how
to do it.
"Dr. Ruth," as she is known, is a sex
therapist and host of a popular New York
radio program, "Sexually Speaking."
Westheimer, 53, spoke before a capacity,
crowd in Memorial Hall Tuesday night,
talking candidly about common sexual
problems and the many myths surroun
"The more we become a sexually
literate society, the better off we'll .be-
There are 1.5 , million unwanted
pregnancies in the United States each
year, she said. Myths that Westheimer'
has heard about intercourse include
beliefs that standing up while having sex,
douching after intercourse with cola and
engaging in coitus interruptus (withdraw
ing before ejaculation) will prevent
"Those who engage in sexual activity
and don't want to be parents ought to use
contraceptives," Westheimer said. Peo
ple with religious convictions against
premarital intercourse should stick to
their beliefs, she said.
Dr. Ruth said she gets angry when
abortion is advertised as a contraceptive
method. "In my opinion, abortion must
remain legal," she said. Before July 1,
to fighting in the embattled city. The
statement was issued as Reagan began a
five-day California vacation.
The Marines have come under fire dur
ing the recent sharply intensified combat
between the Lebanese factions. Reagan
said he has directed Defense Secretary
Caspar Weinberger to prepare a plan for
the redeployment of the Marines from the
airport to the ships.
"This redeployment will begin shortly
and proceed in stages. U.S. military will
remain on the ground in Lebanon for
training and equipping the Lebanese ar
my and protecting our remaining person
nel," Reagan said.
A senior administration official, who
spoke on condition he not be identified
by name, said the administration hopes
the initial redeployment could begin
before the end of the month, perhaps
sooner, and would involve about 500
Reagan said naval and Klarine forces
offshore "will stand ready as before to
provide support for the protection of
American and other multinational force
personnel in Lebanon and thereby help
ensure security in the Beirut area."
Marines and Lebanese army units had
shared control of the airport. But in re
cent days, anti-government Moslem
forces moved closer to the zone, and
there have been reports that the Lebanese
army was allowing the rebels to move
"Those who conduct these attacks will
no longer have sanctuary from which to
bombard Beirut at will," the president
said. "We will stand firm to deter those
who seek to influence Lebanon's future
"If a moderate government is over
thrown because it had the courage to turn
in the direction of peace, what hope can
there be that other moderates in the
region will risk committing themselves to
a similar course?" Reagan said.
The senior administration official said
"the government of Lebanon agrees with
us that the kind of MNF (multinational
force) presence we're talking about will
be much more helpful to them."
The use of aircraft to directly hit Syrian
positions would be "up to the military.
They will use whatever is necessary to hit
back, at batteries that are firing into
Beirut.". .' 'v'v. . ; . ; ::
Reagan earlier was engaging in long
distance diplomacy with the leaders of the
other members of the multinational force
Great Britian, France and Italy. White
House spokesman Larry Speakes said
Reagan was conferring with them
through cables and their ambassadors.
Reagan directed Vice President George
Bush to postpone his scheduled departure
to Europe on Wednesday to coordinate
the U.S. response to the Lebanese crisis.
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Dr. Ruth Westheimer, host of "Sexually Speaking," addressed a capacity crowd Tuesday night in
Memorial Hall. 'Dr. Ruth' dealt frankly with questions from the audience.
1970, only the wealthy could afford
traveling to another country to get an
abortion, and the poor sometimes used
crude means, she said.
Many myths suround masturbation
and its effects on your health,
Westheimer said. Children are told that
hair will grow in their hand, they will lose
their hair or they will become blind, she
said. Parents should get as excited over
their children masturbating as they do
over the first successful potty experience,
according to Westheimer.
She cited a book, written in 1790 by a
doctor, that warned females of the
dangers of masturbation. "It said if she
touches down there, she's going to come
down with tuberculosis," Westheimer
said. "I don't know how it gets from the
clitoris to the lungs."
See RUTH on page 2
Analyst says U.S. unwise to stop arms talks
By KEITH BRADSHER
The Reagan Administration has unwisely allowed all
arms control negotiations to cease, Thomas Longstreth,
a research analyst for the Arms Control Association,
said Tuesday night.
"I don't see any possibility of an arms agreement in
the near future," he said. "We may be entering on a
period when direct conflict with the Soviet Union is
more plausible than it has been in the past."
Sponsored by the UNC Office of International Pro
grams as the third of the Great Decisions lecture series,
the speech in Dey Hall's Toy Lounge attracted about 100
students and faculty.
Arms control agreements produce numerous benefits
in addition to reducing military budgets, he said. "They
help to reduce the risk of war between the United States
and the Soviet Union through accident or miscalculation."
Arms control agreements already have successfully
banned the . deployment of nuclear weapons in South
America, Antarctica, and space,.hesai4!.The increase in
the number of nations with nuclear weapons has been
In the course.of treaty negotiations, the United States
has gathered much information about Soviet nuclear
forces that could not be obtained otherwise. "They have
allowed the United States a better glimpse at their
forces," he said. "They are more forthcoming today
than they were with information."
The deployment of antiballistic missile systems has
thus far been prevented, and the environmental effects
of atmospheric nuclear tests ended through agreements
ratified by both the United States and the Soviet Union,
These benefits are being eroded by the continued
absence of any form of arms control talks under the
Reagan Administration, he said. "This is on the verge of
a national scandal. We have not ratified an arms control
agreement in 12 years."
For three years a hard-line faction in the Reagan Ad
ministration has successfully Mocked earnest negotiation
with the Soviets, he said. Only now are moderates gain
"It may be too little and too late. Progress on arms
control has always been difficult in an election year."
Tough rhetoric from the Reagan Aclministration and
accusations that the Soviet Union has not obeyed
agreements that the U.S. Senate has refused to ratify
have further reduced the chance of an arms control
agreement being reached in the near future, he said. As a
result, future negotiations will be more hostile.
The Soviet government refused to discuss arms con
trol this year in large part to prevent President Reagan
from improving his image for the upcoming elections, he
said. "It seems to have made up its mind that the Reagan
Administration cannot be dealt with."
See DECISION on page 3
The Reagan .administration's policy
reassessment was complicated by the
absence of Secretary of State George P.
Shultz, who was out of town on a tour of
Latin America and the Caribbean.
In Lebanon a Marine was seriousIy
injured in a mortar and artillery attack on
American positions at Beirut airport,
which was closed Tuesday. The
Americans fired back with 75 mortar
rounds. In addition, the battleship USS
New Jersey unleashed a bombardment
from' its five-inch guns on mountain posi
tions from which firing apparently was
directed at French forces.
Alan Romberg, the State Department's
deputy spokesman, said 22 embassy
employees and 17 dependents were
evacuated from the U.S. embassy
facilities in Beirut to American ships off- '
shore and then transferred to Cyprus in
"a prudent response" to the fighting.
Thirty-six American personnel remain
ed in Beirut and the "embassy continues
to operate for all essential functions,"
One .U.S. official, who insisted on
anonymity, said there were no plans "at
this time" to evacuate more Americans.
U.S. officials said there are 1,350 non
official Americans in Lebanon, including
businessmen, students, relief workers,
journalists and others.
Reagan's announcement brought quick
applause Tuesday from members of Con
The Senate was still in session when
Reagan made his announcement, and the
House had adjourned for the day.
Senate Republican Leader Howard H.
Baker Jr. of Tennessee told reporters the
president's decision to withdraw the
troops "is the only prudent reply given
the circumstances. The alternative is to
See LEBANON on -page 2
The Associated Press
BEIRUT, Lebanon Triumphant
Moslem rebels in command of west
Beirut declared a cease-fire Tuesday in
their six-day war with the Lebanese army
and said they were withdrawing from the
city's devastated streets.
The future of Lebanon's Christian
president, the U.S. -backed Amin
Gemayel, hung in the balance, his army
weakened by Moslem defections.
Off Beirut, the five-inch euns of the
mighty U.S. battleship New Jersey
thundered to life at midday Tuesday,
shelling what was believed to be a rebel
position after the U.S. Marine base at
the airport again came under fire.
In west Beirut, 39 employees and
dependents of the U.S. Embassy were
airlifted out by helicopter because of
"the current unstable situation," a
Marine spokesman said.
Two U.S. warships the carrier In
dependence and destroyer Ricketts
cut short a port call in Turkey and were
steaming back to rejoin the flotilla off
The new explosion of fighting, which
began last Thursday and climaxed Mon
day with the rebel takeover of Moslem
west Beirut, has put the multinational
Beirut peacekeeping troops in a difficult
position cut off from the Lebanese
government they are here to suppr rt.
One French soldier was killed and at
least 15 other members of the multina
tional force were wounded including
two Marines in the fighting Monday
and Tuesday. About 200 Lebanese were
reported killed and more than 300
wounded in the six days of fighting,
President Reagan on Monday reaf
firmed U.S. support for Gemayel and
blamed Syria, which backs anti-Gemayel
forces, for the fighting. Western govern
ments represented in the Beirut force
the United States, France, Italy and Bri
tain were consulting urgently Tuesday
on "what our mission should be," U.S.
Secretary of State George P. Shultz,
traveling in Latin America, told
Public pressure was mounting in Bri
tain and Italy for a withdrawal of those
countries' forces from Lebanon.
Statements by Washington officials
indicated a debate was under way within
the Reagan administration over whether
to support Gemayel with American
The latest round of violence in
Lebanon's intermittent civil war pits
militiamen of the Shiite Moslem move
ment Amal and of the Syrian-supported
Druse Progressive Socialist Party against
government forces backed up by Com
mander Fadi Frem's Christian militia,
which is an arm of the Phalange Party
led by the president's father, Pierre,
"We will see them at the battlefield,
armed with our faith and our con
fidence!" Frem declared in a radio state
ment. Under Moslem pressure, the Lebanese
Cabinet resigned Sunday. Since then
Shiite leader Nabih Berri and Druse
chief Walid Jumblatt have called on
Gemayel himself to step down, ignoring
, his offer for new "national reconcilia
Lebanon's majority non-Christian
communities have long sought a greater
iTycace in governing- Lebanon : - Recently
they also accused Gemayel of allowing
his 16-month-old government to come
under the influence of the right-wing
.On Tuesday, only scattered army
resistance continued to the militia
takeover of west Beirut. Many soldiers
apparently gave up without resistance
Monday, in line with Shiite leader
Berri's call for Moslems in the army not
to fight their brothers.
The sound of small arms fire and
rocket-propelled grenades could be
heard coming from the port area Tues
day. The army and Shiite militiamen
also were still fighting around St.
Michael's Church, near a crossing point
between east and west Beirut. But ar
tillery shelling from both sides broke off
in mid-afternoon, amid a heavy rain, a..
Western military source reported.
By Tuesday afternoon, token forces
of Lebanese army soldiers remained at
government buildings, including the
state broadcast station, but larger forces
of militiamen were also outside the
buildings and clearly in control.
At one point, a Lebanese source said,
armed Amal militiamen entered the
radio station and demanded that a cease
fire statement by their leader, Berri, be
Jumblatt also called on his forces to
observe a 2:15 p.m. cease-fire, and the
Lebanese army command said it would
join in the truce. But gunfire continued
beyond the deadline.
At Beirut airport, Marine spokesman
Maj. Dennis Brooks-said the Marines
came under fire before noon from mor
tars, and the battleship New Jersey fired
its five-inch guns at the source of fire
he did hot specify whether the attackers
were Druse or Shiites.
hone disputes highlight forum
By JIM ZOOK
Disputes'over various possibilities of phone systems and ser
vices in student dormitory rooms highlighted the debate among
candidates for student body president in Tuesday's forums,
sponsored by the Student Consumer Action Union, the North
Carolina Student Legislature, and Hinton James Residence Col
"The Centrex idea seems like a pot of gold when actually it's
a lot of pyrite," said Greg Hecht, referring to a system the
University would own if implemented. However, Hecht
doubted that would ever happen. "The administration has said
I don't care if you're student body president or the czar of the
United States, we will not buy this system," he said
James Exum also said he was not in favor of a Centrex
system. "Centrex will not work. It's too costly," he said. In his
restructuring plan for Student Government, Exum said he
hoped to form "a partnership with the administration, where we
can have access to the same information at the same time as the
Susan Gaddy, meanwhile, proposed the installation of a
University phone system which would be owned by the company
who installed it, suggesting Tel-Man, Inc. of Greenville, S.C.
She also stressed the importance of restructuring Student
Write-in candidate Mark Dalton said he disagreed with the
idea of a Centrex system. "We have to make sure we have a
choice when it comes to students," he said.
"People told me phone services were the biggest thing that
botheVed them this year," Paul Parker said. "People up here
are saying that nothing can be done. I say we can."
Chip Medlin said he would focus on getting all the informa
tion on the situation out to the students to make sure they
understand all the alternatives. Medlin also discussed the idea of
having a "light-hearted" weekly column in The Daily Tar Heel
to let students know the actions of Student Government.
As he has suggested in many other areas on all four of his
campaign platforms, multiple-race candidate Frank Winstead
proposed to put the issue before the students in a referendum.
All candidates for editor of the DTH stressed the importance
of University-related news.
Christine Manuel said she wanted more University items on
the paper's editorial page, and wanted to work with other cam
pus publications to strengthen and support each other. "I want
to try and work with the DTH, Black INK, She, The Phoenix.
These papers should complement each other, not be
competing," she said.
"We have to remember that we are a campus paper, and we
must give first commitment to University news," John Conway
said. "We're here to be the DTH, the student newspaper," ad-
See FORUMS on page 2
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Student body president candidates Chip Medlin, Frank Winstead, Susan Gaddy, James Exum, Mark
Dalton, Greg Hecht and Paul Parker answer questions at Tuesday flight's forum.