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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Copyright 1984 Th Daily Tar Heel
Volume 92, Issue 36
Vednesday, September 5, 1984
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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IFC to investigate hazing, sanitation, racism
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By JIM TOWNSEND
With national and state elections little
more than two months away, Repub
licans and Democrats on campus say
their organizations can spark height
ened student interest in politics.
Ray Shinier, president of UNC's
College Republicans, and Baxter Hunt,
a member of the Young Democrats,
both notice more student involvement
in politics now than in the 2 election
" WeVe certainly had a larger number
of students coming to our table in front
of the (Student) Union offering to
volunteer their time or showing an
interest in the literature we have
available," Shimer said. "I was here in
2, and it wasn't this active.
"I'm sure the presidential election has
something to do with it, but it would
be difficult to say exactly how much
of an effect it's having."
Shimer said that the College Repub
licans would attempt to focus on both
national and statewide elections and
expressed confidence regarding both:
"With Reagan's lead in the polls, our
biggest problem is keeping our people
from getting complacent. We feel a big
margin of victory in the national
election could be vital to the outcome
of the state-wide elections."
Shimer added that any campaign
visits to the state paid by the President
could strongly affect close state-wide
elections particularly the Helms
A few yards from the College Repub
lican table in front of the Union, Hunt
expressed similar notions about
increased political activity on campus.
He showed concern, however, about the
effect of President Reagan's popularity
on North Carolina's elections: "We
would much rather that the candidates
be judged on their own merits and
achievements," Hunt said. "We want the
voters to see the state and local elections
as distinct from the national election,
not as a reflection of Ronald Reagan
vs. Walter Mondale."
On the subject of the Republican
party platform, Shimer was fairly
certain about the opinions of his
members: "There hasn't been time to
discuss all of the issues, but I would
say we're pretty much in agreement with
the decisions made in Dallas. Issues like
abortion, however, may get a different
reaction here than they did in Dallas
because of the age of the people we have
that are involved."
Despite discouraging results of recent
polls, Hunt remains optimistic that the
Democrats could win a significant
number of state and local elections even
with a Reagan landslide.
Hunt views Mondale's choice of
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There is plenty of
paints a banner in the Pit yesterday
law at the end of a nightstick.
By MIKE ALLEN
Racism, hazing and sanitation prob
lems will be investigated by the Uni
versity's Interfraternity Council at the
request of Student Government.
Student Body President Paul Parker
said there had been no serious hazing
accidents at UNC in recent years, but
he was concerned with an article in a
summer edition of the Spectator Mag
azine titled, "Hazing is Alive and Well
Parker sent a letter to IFC President
Ellis Zaytoun, Delta Kappa Epsilon
fraternity, outlining the concern of
Student Government about hazing in
the fraternity system.
"I know there is hazing going on,"
Parker said. "I don't know when, where,
or any specific incidents, but I know
it still exists here."
Student Government is also con
cerned with racism within the fraternity
system, Parker said. "It is obvious that
200 more hardship spaces added
Student Government has received
200 more parking spaces in addition to
the 500 original spaces being used for
hardship parking, Student Body Pres
ident Paul Parker said yesterday.
Parker said the new spaces were
Space shuttle astronauts: ' We ain't 'fraid of no ice'
The Associated Press
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Dis
covery's "ice-busters" dislodged the
most hazardous part of a pesky block
during Carolina Union Day activities.
' We can 't force
fraternities to clean
up, but we can make
we have a black and white fraternity
system, and there is no way we can claim
to be unsegregated," he said.
Parker has also received complaints
from residents of Chapel Hill, students
and faculty about the appearance of
fraternity houses on campus. With two
recent condemnations of fraternity
houses, Parker said the problem needed
"We can't force fraternities to clean
up, but we can make suggestions," he
Student Government has suggested
the IFC also look into the developing
acquired from left over pre-registration
permits and permits which were turned
in by students dissatisfied with the
spaces they were given.
Names of recipients of the original
500 spaces will be posted outside Suite
of ice from the side of their orbiting
ship Monday with a nudge from their
50-foot robot arm, and the remaining
5-inch icicle fell away later.
"We have some good news for you;
we took another look at the nozzle and
there is no ice," astronaut Judy Resnik
informed Mission Control six hours
after the larger chunk had been brushed
Replied Mission Control: "Our
speciartfianks to the Ice-busters."
Controllers had said earlier they
believed the smaller crystal had dropped
off on its own after the astronauts
completed their ice-breaking task.
The ice danger removed, the crew
prepared to come back to Earth on
The frozen block did not pose a threat
to the astronauts. But there had been
concern that it might break off during
re-entry and damage Discovery's tail,
requiring lengthy repairs that would
delay the shuttle's next flight. It also
knocked the shuttle's toilet out of
"We got most of it," Resnik reported
after commander Henry Hartfield had
gingerly guided the arm out of the cargo
South Union opens
Chase Hall center to provide
focus for South Campus life
By SALLIE KRAWCHECK
South Campus residents no longer
have to make the trek up to the Carolina
Union to use many of the facilities found
there since the new South Union,
located on the second floor of Chase
Hall, opened Aug. 27.
The "mini union" is complete with
video games, pool and card tables, a
television, snack machines and meeting
Student response has been somewhat
sluggish, but South Union co
supervisor Marcellas Smith said it was
picking up now and that the initial lack
of response could have been due to the
small amount of publicity about the
Renovations began last fall, and the
opening coincided with the first day of
"A lot of people don't know about
us yet," Smith said. "We are not large,
but we are a very workable facility."
Plans concerning the future of South
Union are hazy and hinge on student
response and suggestions, Smith said.
"We have to see what is going to draw
the students out of their dorms." One
idea is to buy a wide-screen TV for the
Union, as well as to provide some new
programs geared toward students.
South Union is not, however, meant
to compete with the Carolina Union.
"Instead it should enhance it," Smith
said. "This is an afternoon kind of place.
During the mornings, most of the
students are going to be up on campus
and so can use the Union facilities up
there. In the afternoons they can come
here. This is reallv a more laid-back type
position of the University concerning
its relationship to fraternities and
sororities. Frederic W. Schroeder,
director of the department of Student
Life, said the policy, which is now in
the draft stage, will "get in place what
the relationship should be between the
University and fraternities and
The University does not hold any
charters to fraternities and sororities at
UNC, Schroeder said.
"Sororities and fraternities are inde
pendent organizations acting under
charters from their respective national
headquarters," he said. The houses on
Finley Golf Course Road, although on
University property, have been given a
99-year lease on the land and are not
under control of the University.
"The only relationship between the
University and fraternities and soror
ities rests with the fact that the members
are students of UNC," Schroeder said.
C of the Student Union Friday after
noon and the 200 new spaces will be
posted Sept. 14.
Parker also said students were
granted an extension to park in F-Lot
until the 14th.
bay and over the port side to get at
the ice. He operated from a remote
station in the cabin.
"It worked like a charm," Hartsfield
A picture televised live to Mission
Control in Houston showed that after
the initial tap with the end of the arm,
a large hunk of the ice had been knocked
The block, melted down to about half
its size by overnight heating, had
measured about 15 inches in length and
about 9 inches at its widest point before
the operation. The remaining icicle had
a maximum thickness of about 3 inches.
"The remaining piece is not consi
dered a hazard to the orbiter," said
Mission Control commentator John
Lawrence. "It appears to be porous and
very spongy and not very hard."
Lawrence reported later that temper
ature readings from the port where the
small icicle remained indicated that
there may no longer be any ice there.
He said the piece may have been
loosened enough by the nudge that it
dropped off after the operation was
'A lot of people
don't know? about us
yet. We are not large,
but we are a very
This is an afternoon
kind of place. During
the mornings, most of
the students are going
, to be up on campus
and so can use the
Union facilities up
One attraction of the new Union is
its meeting rooms, which can be
reserved in advance by student groups
for their gatherings. One large room can
be reserved for such events as parties,
lectures and church services, and a
smaller one can be used for club
meetings and the like, Smith said. The
Black Student Movement and ROTC
are given priority in reserving rooms,
but rooms can also be used by other
groups, she added.
Also planned for Chase Hall is a
cafeteria to be located on the first floor.
Still in the planning stages, the cafeteria
is expected to provide, when finished,
another means by which to draw the
students of South Campus together in
a common meeting area.
The hours for South Union are 3
1 1 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and
3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.