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Volume 92, Issue 38
Friday, September 7, 1984
Chapel Hill. North Carolina
ble? Don't hold breath
Boulton: 'There will be a cost
By ANDY MILLER
Installing cable television in campus
dormitories remains stalled in the
Donald Boulton, vice chancellor of
student affairs, said yesterday the
University was planning a campuswide
cable system designed for educational
and administrative purposes, but a
hookup into dormitories for commer
cial cable programming "will be some
time, and there will be a cost to the
student." University funding will sup
port cable only for administrative and
instructional purposes, Boulton said.
"We have to keep private enterprise
very separate," he said. Any student
who wants to have commercial cable
in their dormitory "has to pay the
freight," he said.
Meanwhile, Wayne Kuncl, director
of housing, said a committee was
formed to study the commercial cable
issue, along with a cable system that
would allow data transmissions and
voice transmissions. These transmis
Tuition gap figures misleading?
By MARY BENTON HUDGENS
Figures showing the increasing gap
between tuitions at public and private
colleges and universities are misleading,
a UNC official said Wednesday.
"The gap is exaggerated because it's
based on the posted advertised price,"
said Roy Carroll, vice president for
planning for the 16-campus UNC
system. "It's not on the net price paid.
Almost nobody who goes to school pays
the posted advertised price." Since more
than $88 million in financial aid is
available each year for undergraduates
attending private institutions in North
Carolina, Carroll said, "That wipes out
a lot of the gap."
Officials of private institutions have
voiced concern as inflation has pushed
their tuitions up, while state subsidy has
kept tuitions much lower at- public
institutions. According to these offi
cials, the tuition gap is increasing and
will probably continue to increase,
forcing some students to choose public
institutions for financial reasons.
North Carolina aids private colleges
By TIM BROWN
An answer to the $64 billion question
is what Democratic Congressman Ike
Andrews would like to get from a debate
with 4th District Republican challenger
Andrews said that the question stems
from a 1982 television ad on behalf of
Cobey which attacks Andrews for
voting against a balanced budget seven
"I want Mr. Cobey to outline where
he would make the necessary cuts,"
Andrews said in an interview from
Washington, D.C. "If you reduce eight
of the 10 major programs to zero you
would still come up $17 million short."
Cobey said yesterday that he was
prepared to state specifically his posi
tion on the balanced budget. We need
to deal with the issues of the day abd
I welcome the opportunity to talk about
Reagan administration official Donald Devine told 20 Cobey supporters Reaganomics is working
But he said the government still had a lot to learn about efficiency. For story, please turn to page 2
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
sions would allow campus computer
and telephone communications in
students' dormitory rooms.
Last year, 1,190 students living in
dormitories signed a petition in which
they agreed to pay a fee to help cover
cable installation costs, according to
John Wilson, programming director for
Student Television. Kuncl said he never
received a formal proposal last year
from students on the cable issue.
Telecommunications Manager Steve
Harwood said putting cable in the four
South Campus dormitories Craige,
Ehringhaus, Morrison and Hinton
James would cost $50,000 for
construction and equipment.
Kuncl said, "We would like to
provide cable for all residences on
campus, not just some of them."
The University already has a co-axial
cable system, connecting such buildings
as Bennett Building and New West Hall,
that provides a teleclassroom for
computer science classes. Charles
Morrow, University provost, said the
University has a long-range goal of
and universities in the state in two ways:
the contract grant and the legislative
tuition grant. The contract grant
program, begun in 1971, gives a private
institution in the state $200 per year for
every North Carolina resident enrolled
in the institution.' The school pools the
grant money and distributes it to
students based on need.
The legislative tuition grant provides
$850 per year for each North Carolina
resident enrolled in a private college or
university in the state. The amount has
been increased gradually from $750
when the program began in 1975.
Unlike many forms of financial aid,
contract grants and legislative tuition
grants are not need-based, and the state
pays the full $1050 for each in-state
student attending a private college or
university in the state.
--Proponents of the aid programs said
the state saves money by aiding students
at private institutions.
"I think it's an excellent investment
of the tax funds," said Tim McDowell,
director of community relations for
Elon College, a private college in
will Cobey cut
a federal budget," he added.
Andrews accepted Cobey's written
offer for two debates Tuesday. Cobey
had announced his debate call Aug. 29
in a Raleigh news conference.
Cobey said he favored a more
traditional debate than what Andrews
had proposed. "It sounds as if he wants
more of a lecture and discussion
format," Cobey said.
Andrews said that in the first debate
he would like ample time to question
Cobey about the balanced budget
proposal he supports. "I would like him
to outline specifically how he would
allot the program cuts to arrive at the
$64 billion total that the resolution calls
for," Andrews said. "I just want him
to fill in the blanks."
Since Cobey has not served in public
office, Andrews said he couldn't ques
tion Cobey in 1982 about his voting
to the student'
spreading that cable system to other
buildings and to Davis Library.
"It's a wonderful tool," Morrow said.
"We need it; we're working on it."
Harward said the proposed cable into
South Campus dormitories would
connect with the current University
system at Bennett Building.
Wilson said cable television in dor
mitories would benefit students, STV
and the University as a whole.
"It's such an obvious lack, we're so
far behind the times," Wilson said. "If
we can wire South Campus, then weVe
broken through the red tape. For STV,
it is like dragging two mules together
the University-and Village Cable."
"We need a bigger viewing audience,"
he said. STV is broadcast over Village
Cable's Public Access channel ll, and
is received by students living in Gran
ville Towers, and those in fraternity and
Wilson said his organization would
meet Monday with Jim Heavner,
president of Village Cable, to discuss
possible installation on South Campus.
Burlington. "If a student goes to Elon
College, it costs the taxpayers $1,050.
Now, if that same student goes to (a
campus of) the University of North
Carolina, it costs the taxpayers in the
neighborhood of $3500."
Carroll said aid to students attending
private colleges does not necessarily
save tax money because the aid is not
based on need. If a student can afford
to attend a, private institution without
assistance, he explained, it is a waste
of state funds to help him pay for a
"Why should the general taxpayer
subsidize that choice?" Carroll asked.
Taxpayers already subsidize the UNC
system and 58 community colleges and
technical schools in North Carolina, he
Advocates of state aid for private
institutions worry that without the
money some smaller private colleges
may have to close because they cannot
compete with public institutions' lower
See TUITIONS on page 3
record so his questions about Cobey's
Congressional Club TV ads were all he
could go with. Andrews invited Cobey
to question him about his voting record
in any upcoming debate and said that
he was pleased the Cobey campaign had
not made the personal attacks he alleges
were made in 1982. "It is good that this
campaign has been conducted with a
high degree of dignity and honor as the
office we both seek deserves."
Cobey said the role of Andrews and
his relationship with his constituents
would be an important issue on any
future debate, as would Andrews'
attendance record in Congress.
Both candidates agreed that the
chances of a debate occuring are good.
On the controversy of who challenged
whom to debate, Andrews said his 1982
debate offer was now being accepted
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Down the hatch
Bobby Perry of Ready Mix Concrete Co. hoses down the inside
of his concrete mixer yesterday after delivering a load of cement to
a new condominium complex located off the 15-501 Bypass.
Jesse and Jim gear up
for debates: round two
By MARK S. POWELL
The "Jim and Jesse Show" Part II
may be a political spectacle that will
set new standards of sniping as, U.S.
Sen. Jesse Helms attempts to come back
from a debate that saw Gov. Jim Hunt
make the conservative senator look like
a "senile grandfather." The two candi
dates for the Senate face each other in
a second televised debate on WW AY
from Wilmington NC at 7 p.m. on
Merle Black, associate professor of
political science at UNC, feels that Hunt
was clearly the victor in the first debate
and that Helms looked "stupid, ignor
ant and like a senile grandfather.
"The Helms people will change their
strategy, but if he really switches hell
scare a lot of people," said Black.
Helms has got to be quicker on his
feet in the second debate. In the first
debate he wasn't, and Jim Hunt cut him
up, Black said, pointing out that on the
issue of U.S. diplomatic relations with
China, the longer Helms talked the
more he appeared not to know what
he was talking about.
Helms press secretary Claude Allen
said the Helms campaign personnel feel
Helms won the first debate and plans
to do the same in the second one. Allen
said that Helms intended to come across
as a dignified senator.
"I think the governor's attitude, his
tone came across negatively," said
Allen. "The governor would do well to
tone himself down in the second
The Helms campaign points out that
in the first debate Helms referred to
Hunt as Governer, while Hunt never
called Helms Senator but simply Jesse.
Allen said this shows Helms to be good
Senate material and hurts Hunt in the
eyes of the voters.
Allen said Hunt was a demagogue
because he uses fear to further his
campaign. Referring to Hunt's attack
on Helms' votes on Social Security
Allen said, "Demagogues like Governor
Hunt are attempting to frighten older
In the second debate Helms will try
to go over some of the same material
that has already been discussed with
some new issues that the Helms cam
paign will not disclose. Helms will try
to control the areas that Hunt will go
' ' v A
OTH Jamie Moncrief
'The Helms people
know that if they're
running against Jim
Hunt they're going to
lose, so they're trying
to shift the focus to
the national, liberal
Democrats. ' Don
"Hunt will not be allowed to get away
from the truth," said Allen.
Don Hobart, assistant campaign
press secretary for Hunt, claims victory
for the Hunt camp in the first debate.
Hobart points to reports from political
analysts that say the governor per
formed well and that Helms found
himself on the defensive most of the time
to prove that Hunt was the winner.
"The governor was interested in
.revealing some of Helms' bad points
and we came across very well," said
Helms tried to link Hunt with liberal
democrats such as Walter Mondale and
Edward Kennedy. North Carolina
voters know that Hunt is a Southern
Democrat with allegiance to North
Carolina, he said.
"The Helms people know that if
they're running against Jim Hunt
they're going to lose, so they're trying
to shift the focus to the national, liberal
Democrats," said Hobart.
The focus of the second debate for
the Hunt campaign will be to point up
the differences between the two candi
dates and outline for the voters where
Helms lies on the issues.
"Jesse Helms' wants are out of line
with what North Carolina wants; we're
going to point up what Jim Hunt stands
for," Hobart said.
One issue that will' not come up in
the debate in Wilmington will be the
execution of Velma Barfield. Both
candidates agree that is a personal
decision Hunt will make without any
The major issues discussed in the first
debate included the tobacco program,
Central America, Social Security and
out-of-state political contributions. The
one issue the candidates agreed on was
the constitutional amendment to
require a balanced federal budget
both favored the amendment.
Miguel de Cervantes
By RICHARD BOYCE
A guy flees across the room dodging
desks as a friend jumps up and fires
a paper missile at his companion.
Against the wall someone starts
sawing on a pencil for the third time
in five minutes.
Students sit around a table strewn
with books and shoot the breeze. They
have'nt looked at their books for 10 or
Welcome to the Undergrad. Study
After numerous complaints last year
from students about too much noise and
too many distractions in both the
undergraduate and graduate libraries,
the University library staff has asked
Student Government, to help make both
libraries, especially the Undergraduate
Library, quieter places to study.
Student. Government Executive Vice
President Mark Scurria plans to meet
with the staff of the Undergraduate
Library to discuss ways to reduce noise
such as making architectural, changes
in the building, turning one part of the
library into a quiet zone and putting
up signs or getting students to monitor
each other in the library.
The library is usually not too loud
during the day, David Taylor, head of
the Undergraduate Library said, but he
added, "From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on
weeknights there is a lot of noise and
Taylor went to Student Government
for help with the niose probelm last
spring after hearing complaints from
students about the library and seeing
the results of a survey the Undergrad
uate Library sent out asking undergrad
uates, graduates and faculty how they
use the library and how the library can
better serve them.
More than 1 ,000 responses came back
out of 1,800 forms sent out and a
recurring complaint was the noise in
both libraries, although the problem
seems to be worse in the Undergraduate
Library, Taylor said.
Taylor said he wanted to make the
undergraduate a better place for stu
dents to study but the library staff could
not do much by itself.
"We're almost helpless," he added.
Complicating efforts of library staff
to reduce noise is the reputation it has
acquired over the years.
"Every time there is a tour of the
undergrad we hear the tour leader say
something amusing about Playboy,'" '
Taylor said, referring to the fact that
freshmen are often told that the Under
graduate Library was once rated by
Playboy Magazine as one of the top
10 spots in the country to pick up girls.
Noise has also been a problem at the
Graduate Library, said Larry Alfor,
head of the circulation department at
Davis. During exams last year about
10,000 people a day came through the
See LIBRARIES on page 3
By LISA SWICEGOOD
Proposed changes in the Student
Constitution which would make the
student body president a non-voting
member of the Campus Governing
Council were discussed informally by
the Rules and Judiciary Committee
As the constitution reads now, the
president is a voting ex-officio member
of the council. For every piece of
legislation, the president can vote three
times. He has a vote in the CGC, he
has veto power and then he has the
power to vote with the CGC again if
they choose to try and override the veto.
"It's a bit absurd for him to have three
votes," said Patricia Wallace (Dist. 16),
chairperson of the committee. Wallace
emphasized this proposal would have
no effect on present Student Body
President Paul Parker since a referen
dum on the issue would not be held
until February when Parker's term will
Parker called the proposal "different"
but declined comment until he had more
The 62nd session of the CGC drafted
this bill, but it was never passed,
Wallace said. She said Wyatt Closs
(Dist. 10) drew up the present amend
ment from the 62nd session's proposal.
Committee members were unable to
vote on the issue Wednesday becuase
they did not have quorum. Only three
ot the six members were present when
the bill was introduced for discussion.
See RULES on page 3