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Copyright 1984 The Daily Tar Heel. All rights reserved.
Volume 92, Issue 27
Wednesday, April 25, 1984
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
NewsSports Arts 962-0245
Funds for AWS frozen
Group charged with having separate account
Campus Governing Council Finance
Committee members voted Tuesday to
delay action on determining the length of a
funding freeze of the Association of
Women Students for opening a private
bank account, a direct violation of the
Student Body Treasurer Allen Robert
son reported to the Committee that AWS
had $311 collected in fund raising efforts
that had been placed in a Central Carolina
Bank account in the name of the organiza
tion's past treasurer, Michelle Ensinger.
The money was earned by a T-shirt sale.
Robertson said AWS officers told him that
past Student Body Treasurer Burke
Mew borne told the organization it was
permissible to open a private account, but
Mewborne said he did not give his consent.
AWS officers were not available for
comment Tuesday, but Mewborne did say
he never told any organization to deposit
funds in a private bank account, at CCB
or any other bank.
"That is directly contrary to the
Treasury Laws," Mewborne said. "If I
had heard of anything like that, I would
have told them to take the money out im
mediately. "The Treasury Laws state that you have
to deposit in CCB in the Student Govern
ment account with (the Student Activities
Fund Office). Maybe they misunderstood
that part and just put it in a CCB
account," Mewborne said.
Ensinger is out-of-town until Thursday
or Friday of this week, and the Finance
Committee voted not to decide how long
the freeze would be imnmed until the
Police report high incidence
of Craige parking-lot thefts
By MELISSA HOLLAND
University Police said Tuesday they
have a suspect in the recent theft of three
payroll checks from Davis Library
Sgt. W.L. Dunn said three student
employees' checks were stolen sometime
during the weekend of March 31-ApriI 1
and the incident has been under investiga
tion. According to police reports, three
checks were taken amounting to a value of
$129.95. One of the checks was reported to
have been cashed at the A&P on Airport
Brad Lamb, operations officer for
Davis Library, said he thought a staff
member was responsible for the theft.
He said the checks were taken from a
supervisor's locked office and that only
people with keys would have had access to
The checks were left in the supervisor's
desk over the weekend when several
students failed to pick up their checks that
Friday, he said.
"Indications are that somebody's hav
ing access to the building," he said. "We
know who has the keys to what area, but
Officials have suspect
in library checks ' theft
By STEVE FERGUSON
Assistant University Editor
Automobile thefts and break-ins at
Craige parking lot have increased by 100
percent since last year, according to
University Police. However, the overall
number of vehicle crimes is about the
same as this time last year.
Sixty-five incidents were reported as of
April 17, compared to 33 at the same time
in 1983. Overall, 206 incidents have been
reported this year compared to 197 in
mid-April of last year.
"The problem is that Craige has a
disproportionate number of incidents
Disproportionate number of blacks
By FRANK PROCTOR
Black students still face major
obstacles in getting to law school and are
met by hiring discrimination once they
graduate, law school administrators say.
Richard Braddour, dean of minority
affairs at the UNC School of Law, said in
a recent interview that only 7 percent of
the law students here are black and that
the figure had gone down slightly since
"It's something we're aware of ...
we've very interested in attracting minori
ty students," Braddour said.
An official at the law school at pre
dominantly black N.C. Central Universi
ty in Durham, who asked not to be iden
tified, agreed that black students have a
tough time getting into law school. The
fact that blacks generally come from
money was transferred from the private
account to the SAFO account. Ensinger is
the only person with access to the account.
The ending of the school year is the
main problem, Robertson said. AWS
wants to publish another issue of She
magazine. Robertson said AWS officers
told him the typesetting and layout for the
issue was already completed; however, the
actual printing costs have not yet been in
curred, and the money has not been re
quisitioned. The money cannot be requisi
tioned until the freeze is lifted.
Robertson said unless there was a
misunderstanding between AWS and
Mewborne," there was only one way to ex
plain the reasoning behind the account.
"The only thing I can think of is that
maybe they (the old officers) raised this
money and didn't want it to revert,"
Robertson attested to the fact that the
new treasurer, Debra Aaron, did not know
about the account, because a notice on the
account came into the AWS office, which
she in turn gave to the officials at SAFO.
This was when the account was
Robertson explained the reasoning
behind not allowing organizations to have
"The danger of an outside account is
that if you get money outside SAFO, the
person in charge of the account could
write checks for himself," he said.
The Finance Committee also froze
funds of the Cellar Door, the University's
undergraduate literary magazine, for in
curring its fifth late requisition of this
fiscal year. The freeze will last until the
SAFO offices open at noon on Monday.
we have to catch them before we fire
A small hand calculator also was
reported stolen from a locked office some
time in February, Lamb added. .
r "It's unfortunate, and we're telling peo
ple to lock doors and desks," he said.
"We're putting checks and money into
Lamb said there hasn't been a higher
than normal number of thefts from
students in the public area of the library.
But First Citizens Banks on Franklin Street
reported a rash of stolen checkbooks in the
library last week.
Customer Representative Susan Howe
said three bad checks had been cashed at
First Citizens one through the bank and
two others locally.
Students should not leave their
backpacks unattended, she said.
"People steal not only checkbooks, but
IDs and account numbers as well," she
said. "Someone also has been robbed
while in the Student Union."
Neither the campus police or Wachovia
and NCNB banks report a higher than
usual occurrence of checkbook or
when compared to other areas on and off
campus," a University Police report
states. The parking lot with the second
highest number of incidents is Hinton
James with 25.
No arrests have been made, said Major
C.E. Mauer, chief security officer of the
Crime control efforts were stepped up
in November, said Ned Comar, security
officer for the University Police. Un
marked cars and plainclothes officers
have been patrolling the lot in an attempt
to discourage potential thieves and catch
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lower-iitivi. ouvk6iuu.ij ouen limits
their choices, especially after many have
obtained loans to pay for their
undergraduate education, he said.
Choices seem even more limited, because
job opportunities are very uncertain for
black law school graduates, the ad
In an effort to attrack more black
students, UNC law school holds a
"Minority Law Day" in the fall. Brad
dour said that UNC's law school tries to
identify qualified minority students and
write them, encouraging them to attend
Alan Rodgersi president of the UNC
Black Law Student Association, said he
wondered if perhaps more could be done
to recruit minorities. More effort should
be made to recruit aggressively at pre
dominantly black schools outside of
North Carolina, he said.
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About 120 nursing students
celebrated their last day of
class Wednesday by ripping
their navy blue uniforms and
throwing them into a tree in
front of Carrington Hall in
what has become a School
of Nursing tradition. A bottle
of champagne and a trip to
Troll's capped off years of
UNC graduates serve staffs of Hunt and Helms
By THAD OGBURN
The 1984 Senate race between
Republican Sen. Jesse Helms and his
Democratic challenger, Gov. Jim Hunt,
has already generated an enormous
amount of publicity much of it due to
the efforts of two UNC graduates.
. "Ciaude Allen, a 1982 UNC graduate,
is the principal spokesman for the Helms
for Senate Committee, and Stephanie
Bass, a 1972 Carolina graduate, is com
munications director of !he Hunt cam
paign. In recent months, the two have
squared off against each other both in
print and on the airwaves as they each tell
their candidate's views on a variety of
Both Allen and Bass were on campus
last week to discuss their communications
duties in the Senate race. Bass appeared
in a panel discussion on "Being a Press
Spokesman for a Politician," while Allen
spoke at a meeting of the UNC College
worked on Bill
Cobey's 1982 con
UNC, said in an
interview that he
got involved with
the Helms cam
paign because he
believes strongly in
"I don't want to be in politics," Allen
said. "I'm doing what I'm doing because
I think it's right."
Allen majored in linguistics and
About 59 percent of NCCU law
school's 265 day students is black. For
the 70 students in the evening law pro
gram, the number of b'ack students is 17
percent. Sixteen of NCCU's 28 law facul
ty are black.
The NCCU official said the greatest
handicap blacks face in finding jobs in
the field of law is "just plain discrimi
nation." He cited figures from Wall
Street law firms to demonstrate that the
situation is not improving. In 1979, 64
out of 2,000 Wall Street law associates
were black. In 1984, while the total
number of associates has doubled to
4,000, the number of black associates is
up only to 96.
Rodgers said blacks' problems could be
alleviated if there were more black faculty
members. At present only two out of
about 30 law professors are black.
"I definitely think there should be
things is not permitted. Horace (65-8 B.C.)
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political science while at UNC and did
not become interested in being a press
secretary until he worked with the Cobey
campaign. He said his work with Cobey
trained him for his present position with
Bass, on the other hand, has press ex
perience dating back to her days at
Carolina. She majored in journalism and
worked as a reporter for WCHL Radio in
' Chapel Hill and as co-editor of the UNC
Journalist. After graduation, she worked
for several newspapers and radio stations
before she became a deputy press
secretary for Hunt in 1977.
"Over a period of time I had become
frustrated with the limitations of being a
member of the press," Bass said in ex
plaining how she left the reporting field to
become a press spokeswoman. "I need
something I can put my soul into as well
as my mind."
Bass said she enjoyed being a press
spokeswoman because it gives her the op
portunity to participate in politics and to
advocate things she believes in. She
covered Hunt's first campaign as a
reporter and said she liked his stands on
While at UNC, Allen was a resident
assistant in Connor dormitory and a
member of the Campus Crusade for
Christ and Chi Psi fraternity. He said he
was a conservative while in college,
despite Chi Psi's liberal reputation.
"There is a bad stigma attached to be
ing conservative on a college campus,"
Allen said. "It's very in vogue on college
campuses to be liberal." Several of his
liberal fraternity brothers had parents
who contributed to Helms' Congressional
Ironically, while Allen was in college,
in law school reported
more blacks on the faculty ... it would
definitely help the overall morale (of
black students)." However, Rodgers was
quick to add that this was a problem
found throughout the Southeast, not just
He said he had recently attended a
regional conference of law students in
New Oreleans where none of the schools
present had more than two black faculty
members. "With our figure as high as
any in the Southeast, 1 hesitate to make
too much fuss," Rodgers said.
Lary Lawrence, a professor at the
UNC law scKool disagreed that the
number of black faculty members was a
problem. "I myself don't think that is
any problem whatsoever." He said the
reasons blacks might shy away from
UNCs law school were more complex.
"One factor is the historical image that
this is a racist institution," Lawrence
he served as a campus tour guide during
"Tar Heel Days" for Hunt and his son,
Both Bass and Allen discussed the role
of the media in shaping the outcome of
the Hunt-Helms race. Allen said the ma
jor daily newspapers in the state were
biased against Helms in their coverage.
"I can't say they have a love for Jim
Hunt, but I can say they have a bias
against Senator Helms," he said.
As an example of this bias, Allen said
that many major newspapers and televi-
- sion stations did
Helms hiring a
black press aide in
June 1983, even
though the aide
Allen had been
working for the
Allen said that
reporting this after
such a length of
time was not honest reporting.
Bass disagreed with Allen's notion that
the press is biased in its news coverage.
She said that while some newspapers were
biased on their editorial pages, they were
unbiased in their news reporting.
"I don't think generally the news
papers in their news pages are for or
against people." And many times the
press is "bending over backwards to be
fair" to Helms.
Allen said many people are surprised
that Helms has a black press spokesman
because of Helms' poor relations with
minorities in the past. He had a tough
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said. This probably was no longer true,
but the perception kept blacks away, he
As to what the school could do to at
tract more black students, Lawrence said,
"Basically it is a matter of going out and
looking for them. More of an effort is re
quired, which is not being made.
"Another think is being willing to give
more scholarship funds so minority
students don't have to work their way
through law school."
Despite relatively low numbers of black
law students, blacks do perform well once
they enter law school, Braddour said.
"That's a general statement, but 1 do find
them competitive. My impression is that
they perform as well as the student body
as a whole."
Still, a good record in law school does
See LAW on page 5
in moped ban
By RUT HIE PIPKIN
When the UNC Board of Trustees
voted unanimously Friday to ban the use
of any kind of motorized vehicle on cam
pus, the BOT did not intend to stop han
dicapped students from using motorized
wheelchairs, Associate Vice Chancellor of
Business Charles Antle said Tuesday.
Although Article I, section I of the Traf--fic
and Parking Ordinance effective July
1 defines a motorized vehicle as, "every
vehicle which is a self-propelled
vehicle... (including automobiles, trucks,
motorcycles, motorscooters, mopeds,
motorbikes and any other motor vehicle
powered passenger carrying device," An
tle said the clause "obviously was not
meant to include anything such as a
motorized wheelchair that helps (han
dicapped) people get around."
Antle said the face that no specific pro
vision was made for handicapped
students was not an oversight but was an
assumption of exclusions for emergency
vehicles, police cars and motorized
Ben Callahan, assistant director of
security and traffic, said in dealing with
the problem of mopeds on campus, the
BOT tried to write a law broad enough to
cover the appearance of any new kind of
motorized bicycle. "You have to make a
law broad enough to look for all the ex
ceptions," Callahan said. "Every law has
a rule like that."
Callahan said motorized wheelchairs
were not overlooked but just not con
sidered subject to the law. "Literally,
motorized wheelchairs may be covered by
the law, but no one is going to ban them
from campus. It can be dealt with on an
individual basis or someone could stick a
clause in the provision if they feel it had
to be done."
Student Body President Paul Parker
said he would ask the BOT in its June
meeting to add a statement to the provi
, sion exempting the vehicles of handicap
ped persons. "There's no way banning
wheelchairs was every intended," Parker
- Parker responded to student questions
of whether mopeds would be allowed on
campus at all by saying vehicles could be
walked or pushed across campus as long
as they were not under motor power.
Parker said he thought the ordinance
forbidding motor vehicles was very fair.
"Once students get on campus and park
their mopeds, they're just like any other
students and everything is within walking
distance, he said.
"Accidents are likely to happen (with
mopeds)," Parker said.
The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO A powerful
earthquake jolted a wide area of Northern
California and parts of Nevada on Tues
day, collapsing several houses, swaying
skyscrapers and cracking the pavement
atop a dam. At least 12 people suffered
The University of California
seismographic station in Berkeley said the
earthquake struck at 1:16 p.m. PST and
hit 6.2 on the Richter scale. It was centered
on the Calaveras Fault 12 miles east of San
Jose and 50 miles south of San Francisco.
Initial reports indicated most of the
damage to buildings was minor and most it
it was in the area south and east of San
Jose. But the tremor was felt hundreds of
miles away from the epicenter.
Officials said 12 people with injuries
were treated and released at Wheeler
Hospital in Gilroy, about 65 miles south of
San Francisco. Among them were three
people from the San Martin-Gwinn
Elementary School in San Martin. Jean
DeStories, a spokeswomen for the state
Division of Forestry, said there were two
back injuries and "a bump on the head."
. San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit
system shut down briefly while authorities
checked to make sure tracks and tunnels
Greg Carrascho, a desk clerk at the
10-story Red Lion Inn in San Jose, said,
"The hotel just swayed and swayed. Water
was coming out of the pools in big waves. 1
guess a lot of people, mostly out-of-towners,
had never felt an earthquake
Pat Beamish, of Hayward, who has
lived in the San Francisco area for 32
years, was in her mobile home when the
quake hit, sending books toppling from
shelves. "It was the worst I ever felt," she
said. "The chandelier was really swaying.
This was the scariest one 1 ever felt."
uw nuikcu i ue pavement atop
Anderson Dam five miles east of San Jose,
the state Department of Water Resources
said. Ground crews were sent to inspect
the dam and the upstream gates were