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r TT f Gonna have sun, sun, sun Till mommy nature takes it all away. Hints of fall fill the air as highs reach 78 arid lows bottom out at mid 50s. But it will stay sunny for most of the weekend. Copyright 1 984 The Daily Tar Heel Strangers in the night The Rape and Assault Prevention Escort service will open Sept. 10. The service is available Sunday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. for anyone living on or near campus. Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Volume 92, Issue 38 Friday, September 7, 1984 Chapel Hill. North Carolina NwsSporteArts 962-0245 BuainMSAdvwtisinq 962-1163 4 MM M Ca ble? Don't hold breath Boulton: 'There will be a cost By ANDY MILLER Staff Writer Installing cable television in campus dormitories remains stalled in the planning stage. 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 Staff Writer 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 Andrews: Where By TIM BROWN Staff Writer 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 Bill Cobey. 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 times.' "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 ,'. vy Si A u 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 sorority houses. 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 private education. "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 added. 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 tuition. See TUITIONS on page 3 federal budget? 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 by Cobey. mmwmmm mmmmwmmm mmmm iii mm&mmwm. ' si? .-si ilmmi-i j M, WW- .3 L V DTHJeff Neuville A suit's. t -i ( - 0r 8. , : 1 1 -"4 j ! J ' c j j .jmSf. l j ' " ! n ,! ill i-- 1 1 1 1 'n i .i - ir 'ii.i v.i , , 'I i i iifili- I I I I III ' fnf 1 1"--UWOOM i fm-r - f . , f I f '5:-ltv. V if ' I ll 1 Ub I" x t . i ' 1 f s v L j j. --ch - 1 Lyi j rf ' f 1 1 It s ?t...if,..:r, " iji 1 V- - - J I 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 Staff Writer 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 Sunday. 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 debate." 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 people." 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 Hobart into. "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 Hobart. 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 political overtures. 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 Making the libraries better for everyone By RICHARD BOYCE Staff Writer 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 15 minutes. Welcome to the Undergrad. Study hard. 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 socializing." 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 SBP's voting power comes into question By LISA SWICEGOOD Staff Writer 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 Wenesday night. 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 end. Parker called the proposal "different" but declined comment until he had more information. 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

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