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Volume 92, Issue 40
1 uesaay, September 11, 1984 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By TOM CONLON
WINSTON-SALEM Praising the
economy and national defense, Vice
President George Bush told about 2,000
college students at Wake Forest Uni
versity yesterday that America has
changed in the last four years with "new
hope and new opportunity" at home
and "new respect and a more secure
Recapping the recent success of the
U.S. Olympics, Bush accused Mondale
and Ferraro of talking about "doom
and gloom," while Republicans "talk
about hope and opportunity and
America's highest values."
Bush praised the Reagan administra
tion for bringing about reductions in
inflation, the prime interest rate,
unemployment and the rate of small
"Four years ago, under Carter and
Mondale, inflation was 12 percent,"
Bush said. "The cost of everything
from a drive around the block to a
college education was soaring.
"That was four years ago," he said.
"In the past year, unemployment
dropped at the fastest rate since 1951;
inflation was at the lowest level in
almost 20 years; the economy grew
faster than almost anyone thought
possible, and more Americans have
been at work this year than ever before
in the history of the United States."
4 The president's
(economic) recipe . . .
is so good, we're not
changing it. Tax rates,
spending are going to
stay cut. I don't care
what Mr. Mondale
proposed today, we're
going to keep those
tax rates' down. -
Hope and opportunity have come
again to America, Bush said, stressing
the availability of new jobs, an entre
preneurial boom of new businesses, new
home construction, higher incomes and
lower taxes for working families, and
better conditions for the poor and
elderly on fixed incomes.
Bush said economics will determine
the presidential election. "The presi
dent's recipe had three ingredients: cut
unnecessary government regulations,
cut the growth of government spending
40 percent, and cut tax rates
everyone's tax rates by a quarter,"
Bush said of the economic recovery,
"And here's a flash: That recipe is so
good, we're not changing it. Tax rates,
regulation and spending are going to
stay cut. I don't care what Mr. Mondale
proposed today, we're going to keep
those tax rates down."
Bush also praised Reagan's foreign
policy record."When American stu
dents were in grave danger in Grenada,
President Reagan didn't wait until those
1,000 students were taken hostage,"
Bush said. "He acted before a crisis
became a humiliation; and I dont care
what Mr. Mondale says, Grenada was
a proud moment for America a
proud moment for history and demo
cracy in this hemisphere.
"I've seen the respect in which
America is held growing from year to
year," he said. "I'm telling you now ...
because of President Reagan's strength,
firmness and decisiveness, America is
safer today and our peace more secure
than at anytime in years."
Bush spoke to college students from
around North Carolina at Wake Forest
University's Magnolia Court. The
outdoor event, sponsored by the N.C.
Youth For Reagan-Bush '84, also
brought a campaign appearance of
gubernatorial candidate Jim Martin,
who currently represents the 8th Con
gressional District. ,
Prior to Bush's speech, eight Wake
Forest Students wore Ghos I busters-like
"Fritzbuster" uniforms with extermina
tion backpacks and machine guns while
a handful of demonstrators held signs
reading "Minds for America Not
Mines in Nicaragua" and "Keep Star
Wars in the Movies."
Robert Eades, a UNC public admin
istration graduate student who attended
the rally, praised the party unity of the
state's Republicans who turned out for
Bush. "As a Republican, I was very
proud to see so many of our candidates
for office there," he said.
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Diana becomes real hurricane
The Associated Press
WILMINGTON North Carolina
coastal residents secured boats, lawn
furniture and building materials yester
day after a hurricane warning was issued
and gray masses of cloud and rain
accompanying Hurricane Diana threa
tened the area.
"It's just a wait and see situation,"
said Tom Ditt, spokesman for the state
Division of Emergency Management,
which opened its emergency operations
center in Raleigh and mobilized area
The National Weather Service issued
a warning for the area from Oregon
Inlet southward, including Pamlico
Sound, after Diana was upgraded from
tropical storm to hurricane at 8:15 a.m.
Diana was expected to drift toward
the north at 5 mph, leaving coastal
emergency personnel in North Carolina
on a 48-hour standby. The weather
service said it would only take a slight
change of course to bring the hurricane
ashore in Georgia or South Carolina.
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"We're trying to anticipate the worst
and hopefully those things won't come
about," said Brian Robert, the Carolina
Beach building inspector who said
builders were told to tie down construc
At 8 p.m. Monday, the weather
service said Diana's center had moved
to latitude 31.3 north, longitude 79.2
west, or about 100 miles east-southeast
of Savannah, Ga., and 130 miles south
southeast of Charleston, S.C. Highest
sustained winds were blowing at 95
mph; a storm becomes a hurricane when
it reaches 74 mph.
The National Weather Service
reported at 9 p.m. the storms and
thunderstorms sweeping around the eye
of the hurricane had come into the range
of Wilmington radar, but the leading
edge of the rain was still 100 miles away.
Thomas Hinton, civil preparedness
coordinator for Carteret County, said
his area was "well-prepared for evacua
tion if it becomes necessary."
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By STEVE FERGUSON
Assistant I niversity Editor
The percentage of black faculty
members is almost three times as high
at the University here than the average
at other state universities, according to
a pilot survey done by Oklahoma State
At UNC, 4.1 percent of the faculty
is black, compared to a 1 .4 percent
average for the 47 other state univer
sities covered in the survey.
"The figures show that UNC is doing
a good job (in hiring blacks)," said
Robert Cannon, UNC's Affirmative
Action officer. The Affirmative Action
office is pleased with the results but
hopes to improve those figures, he said.
"That does not mean the goals of the
Affirmative Action report have been
met and no further effort is necessary,"
Cannon said. "It just means that as of
the date of the Oklahoma study, Chapel
Hill is doing well compared to the other
institutions in the survey."
Recent summaries of University
employment show that UNC had 2.7
By MARGARET McKINNON
Gov. Jim Hunt and Sen. Jesse Helms
may have portrayed themselves as clear
cut political opposites in their second
statewide debate Sunday night, but a
UNC political analyst says the cost to
voters and TV viewers could be a trend
toward new lows in personal attacks.
"The debate on a scale went from a
solid discussion of the issues to an attack
session, which I'm afraid will continue
until the election," said UNC political
science professor Thad Beyle.
Giving Hunt the overall edge in the
debate, Beyle said Helms succeeded in
making his opinions on the issues
known. "Helms was guilty of being the
attacker, but Hunt did his fair share,"
Hunt press secretary Brent Hackney
said Hunt was particularly effective in
giving voters a view of the new North
Carolina of the future. "Gov. Hunt's
main point in the debate was to give
his vision of North Carolina's future and
ask Sen. Helms what his vision was,
to which Helms had no answer, "he said.
The Helms camp said their candidate
Nurses' salary complaints
Brief filed supporting salary hearing
By LISA SWICEGOOD
The State Employees of North
Carolina filed a Friends of the Court
brief with the N.C. Court of Appeals
last Tuesday advocating a hearing for
Student Health Service and N.C.
Memorial Hospital nurses to air salary
If the nurses are not granted a hearing
their case will be delayed for about one
year because of the work load of the
Court of Appeals.
'We're not saying they s-nouiu get a
raise," said Arch Laney, executive
director of SENC. "But they do have
the right to be heard."
In May 1983, the professional nurses
at NCMH were reclassified by the
Office of State Personnel to a new
Clinical Nurse series. The nurses were
also given a 5 to 10 percent increase
in pay. At the same time, the nurses
at SHS were not considered for rec
lassification or a pay increase.
DTH Nancy London
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percent black faculty members as of
Sept. 30, 1982.
UNC's reputation is part of the
reason for the positive numbers, accord
ing to Cannon. "One of the advantages
that UNC has is its academic reputa
tion," he said, "and the fact that we're
able to attract people that other
universities can't and don't."
At UNC, 19.6 percent of the black
faculty hold the rank of professor,
compared to an average of 14 percent
for the survey institutions. The percen
tage of black females holding the rank
of professor here is more than double
that of the total survey group.
Results also show that 75. 1 percent
of UNC's faculty is white and male,
keeping in line with others in the survey,
which averaged 74.4 percent.
The survey shows a disproportionate
number of males to females for Uni
versity faculty, 80 percent male to 20
percent female, but the figures are in
line with other institutions in the survey.
The survey average is 80.4 percent male
to 19.6 female.
Senate draws reaction
stuck closer to his issues in the second
debate. "Sen. Helms did well sticking
to the issues and in forcing the governor
to tell the truth, which he did not do
in the last debate," said Helms press
secretary Claude Allen.
Focusing on such major issues as
federal funding for education and the
environment, the candidates stressed
how their opinions toed party lines,
"Hunt emphasized that, while he is
conservative and supports Reagan, he
is not a Republican. Helms, on the other
hand, tied himself more closely to
Reagan while trying to paint Hunt as
a Mondale liberal," he said.
Helms not only tried to peg Hunt as
a liberal but also a racist. "Hunt is using
the black voter for his own political gain
by exciting their anger with his ads in
black newspapers publishing. Helms
opinion on the Martin Luther King Jr.
holiday issue," Allen said.
Beyle disagreed, saying that Helms
realizes that his position on the holiday
will gain him few black votes and thus
hopes to pick up white votes by calling
attention to the issue.
"The pay of NCMH nurses and the
SHS nurses has always been linked in
classification and salary grade," said
Dan Burleson, assistant personnel and
director of employe relations at the
University. "Now they're different.
NCMH nurses receive about 10 percent
more for the same work. If anything,
the SHS nurses' job is more complex.
They don't always have a doctor
around. This is a break in tradition."
Nurses at NCMH and SHS have been
linked in salary since 1953, Burleson
The SHS nurses filed an appeal of
the salary discrepancy to the University
Personnel Department's Employee
Relations Division. The appeal was
given high priority in the Staff Grie
vance Procedure. "The University feels
Student Government owes
University for 1982 loan
By MIKE ALLEN
Student Government currently owes
the University $4,751.22 for a 1982 loan
to pay back delinquent unemployment
compensation for itself and The Daily
According to Wayne Jones, associate
vice chancellor of finance for UNC, an
employe of the DTH filed an unem
ployment claim several years ago, which
was investigated by the Employment
Security Commission. The DTH and
Student Government were found liable
by the state for unpaid employment
taxes dating back to 1974.
Then Student Body President Mike
Vandenbergh asked the University to
transfer the amount owed, $7,601.97,
to the Student Activities Fund Office,
Student Government agreed to repay
the money to the University over a four
year period, interest-free, at a rate of
$950.25 per semester beginning in the
fall 1983 and ending in spring 1987. The
University receives payment each
semester by witholding that amount
from the portion of the Student Activ
ities Fee applicable to Student
Anne Fulcher, general manager of the
DTH, said that in the 1970s all student
"That (the percentage of females) is
going to increase," Cannon said. The
numbers of females in various disci
plines are on the rise, "and as the
numbers increase in professional cate
gories, we hope to see an increase in
the number of females employed," he
Though North Carolina has a signif
icant number of American Indians,
figures show no native Americans
represented on the UNC faculty. Survey
averages show that American Indians
make up 0.3 percent of the average of
the universities studied. UNC's lack of
American Indians on the faculty is a
result of the small number of native
Americans who have reached a Ph.D.
level of education. Cannon said.
"Progress appears to be being made
in increasing the proportion of females
and minorities being hired at UNC,"
according to the University's report.
The improvement of minority employ
ment may be attributed to Affirmative
Action procedures, the report states.
Hunt challenged Helms to join with
him in ending negative TV spots, but
Helms instead questioned Hunt about
Mather Slaughter, a public safety
official at the state port in Wilmington.
Helms cited an article in a New Bern
newspaper that said Slaughter was
being paid to do nothing but keep a
watch over local sheriffs and their
political loyalties to Hunt. Helms said
Hunt created the port job for Slaughter
"just to keep him quiet."
Hunt continued to press Helms about
the negative TV ads until Helms replied,
'We haven't put on any negative
advertising; we just told the truth about
The Helms-Hunt battle already has
become the most expensive Senate
campaign in U.S. history. According to
the latest spending reports filed with the
Federal Elections Commission, Helms
had raised $8.4 million and spent $8.8
million, while Hunt had raised $5.1
million and spent $3.9 million.
The third and fourth Hunt-Helms
debates are set for Sept. 23 and Oct.
that the nurses at the SHS were not
getting treated fairly," Burleson said.
On Dec. 12, 1983, the State Personnel
Commission ruled the SHS nurses were
not entitled to a hearing of their
grievance. "The SPC said the pay
increase was an ungrievanceable issue,"
The SPC denial led to a lawsuit in
the Wake County Superior Court Jan.
9 against the SPC and OS P. The SHS
nurses asked the court to give them a
hearing of their grievance concerning
the salary disparity.
The Superior Court ruled May 29 in
favor of the SHS nurses. The SPC was
ordered to give the SHS nurses a
hearing. The SPC then retaliated by
appealing the decision to the N.C. Court
organizations were told they didn't have
to pay taxes. According to Student
Body President Paul Parker, the line
between what is a University organiza
tion and what is not, is "very nebulous",
and this unclear determination led to
the delinquent taxes.
Student Body Treasurer Allen
Robertson said "My guestimate is that
people didn't think about paying taxes.
What they didn't understand is that if
you pay wages to employes, you have
to pay taxes." The DTH as well as
Student Government have paid profess
sionals on their staffs and were not
submitting unemployment compensa
According to Fulcher, the DTH has
been paying all ESC taxes and all
student and professional social security
taxes on a regular basis since 1981." The
Daily Tar Heel pays $5,000 a year in
matching taxes (takes out same amount
in employee compensation)," said
Fulcher. "Student Government told the
organizations they didn't have to pay
taxes and they (Student Government)
are responsible for paying the Univer
sity back," she said.
Parker said the separation of Student
Government from the University was
"due more to Student Government
wanting to be independent than anything."