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8The Daily Tar Heel Wednesday, October 10, 1984
Jeff Hiday, Editor
Joel Broadway, Managing Editor
Michael Toole, Associate Eduor
MARK SnNNEFORD, Associate Editor
KELLY SIMMONS, University Editor
WAYNE THOMPSON, State and National Editor
MELANIE WELLS, City Eduor
VANCE TREFETHEN, Business Editor
STUART TONKINSON, News Editor
Frank Kennedy, sports Editor
JEFF GROVE, Arts Editor
CINDY DUNLEVY, Features Editor
JEFF NEUVILLE, Photography Editor
Voter drive not right enough for 6BTH
Following is the second of two
columns protesting recent DTH
editorials critical of actions by the
Campus Governing Council. CGC
member Doug Berger discusses the
council's financial support of voter
Wanted: 1 CGC
The appointment of former Student
Body President Scott Norberg as chief
justice of the Student Supreme Court
has generated quite a controversy, at
least in and around Suite C. After a
decidedly indecisive Rules & Judiciary
committee finally managed to OK
Norberg's appointment Monday, the
matter comes before the full Campus
Governing Council tonight for final
Those who oppose the appointment
have offered few substantive objections.
Until they do, Norberg should be spared
the council's apparently instinctive
haranguing and, instead, be given a
strong, clean endorsement.
The problems encountered by Nor
berg, a law student, seem to deal more
with his having once been student .body
president and a member of Chi Psi
fraternity but no one's going to admit
that. Here's what they've saying in
In committee Norberg was asked,
among other things, about his attempt
in 1981 to get an advance on his
presidential salary, about charges of
sexism, and about any bias that might
result from his Executive Branch
experience. All of his responses seemed
to satisfy the committee. But still, as
Eddie, Eddie, Eddie . . .
Most folks said your political career
was finished when your wife and your
brother rocked the state by endorsing
Jesse Helms. Maybe you felt you had
nothing to lose.
We wondered where you'd been,
Eddie. We'd heard nary a peep from
you since the Democratic gubernatorial
runoff, but your return was stunning.
You stood up in Charlotte with Ronald
Reagan, Jesse Helms and damn near
every other Republican in North
Endorsing the president wasn't
enough, though. You had to go and
become national co-chairman of a
group called Democrats for Reagan. Bet
your old college buddy Jim Hunt nearly
choked on that.
Now, we don't blame you for holding
a grudge or two from the gubernatorial
campaign. It was a bitter fight, and there
were those rumors of Edmisten people
spreading nasty stories about your wife
and family. So it's no surprise that
you're not wild about waving the banner
for Rufus. But you reach out your hands
to stretch Reagan's lengthy coattails,
while claiming to support the state
Democratic ticket. Supporting it for
what, we wonder.
We've got to ask you, Eddie: Did you
undergo a political exorcism at the
hands of William F. Buckley, or are you
suffering from a case of amnesia after
bumping your head coming out of Air
Force One? Did you happen to tell your
new Republican friends about your
support for the Equal Rights Amend
ment, for government subsidies for poor
women's abortions, and for a ban on
cheap handguns? You've said the state
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92nd year of editorial freedom
Norberg himself put it, "People who
have found no disagreement with my
answers have either not voted or voted
Indeed, half of R&J's four members
refused to vote. Of the other two, one
voted for Norberg and one against. This
is leadership? It was left up to committee
chair Patricia Wallace to break the tie,
and she did so in favor of Norberg.
One of those who abstained was
Reggie Holley, whose position as
speaker of the CGC made his refusal
to vote particularly unsettling. To make
matters worse, he explained his inaction
with only the vague comment, "I have
One CGC representative who spoke
against the appointment in the R&J
meeting, Doug Berger, said he meant
no harm to Norberg's integrity, but that
he was simply dissatisfied with Paul
Parker's selection process. As student
body president, Parker makes court
appointments, and it probably didn't
help that he, like Norberg, is a Chi Psi.
Even so, according to Parker, Berger
changed his mind after a talk with
Norberg and said he would call all the
CGC representatives to encourage them
to approve Norberg tonight.
Is that what it takes?
should set aside a certain number of its
contracts for minority firms. Yet you
sat there with your mouth closed as
Ronald Reagan called federally ordered
busing "an experiment nobody wants."
Ronnie said he was proud of you, and
we bet he was.
There was the amazing sight of Eddie
Knox, the man who wanted to be our
education governor, grinning along with
Jesse Helms, the man who wants to keep
federal dollars out of North Carolina's
public schools. We know you were a
bit miffed at Helms' opponent for not
openly endorsing you in the primary
after all, you managed Jim's 1976
campaign. Returning your former
friend's campaign contribution was one
thing, but appearing on network news
clips next to the "prince of darkness"
seems a little extreme.
Let's face it, Eddie. You got used.
Jesse and Ronnie probably rushed off
so they could have a hoot over their
coup. Once the election's over, youll
just be another worn-out Mondale
liberal. Hell, these folks think Lowell
Weicker's a communist, and he's in their
The thing is, Eddie, you had such
promise. You're a sharp guy, you've got
one of the best resumes of any politician
in the state, and you ran a darn good
campaign. All you had to do was keep
your mouth shut and buy some muzzles
for your family. You'd have had a pretty
good shot in another four years. Now
you couldn't be elected sanitation
supervisor anywhere outside Mecklen
Well miss you, Eddie.
By DOUG BERGER
At one time, Student Govern
ment and the The Daily Tar Heel
were at the forefront of efforts to
promote human values by appealing
to students to do things for their
society instead of looking toward
student government in terms of
what material services it provides.
But the DTH has apparently
turned its back on its progressive
tradition and has taken a very
narrow, Republican-oriented pers
pective on what type of programs
benefit the student body. The
newspaper's editorial criticizing the
Campus Governing Council's voter
registration incentive program
("CGC's drive off course," Oct. 5)
is a case in point.
The DTH argues that this project
is inappropriate for two reasons.
First, the project does not benefit
off-campus students because it
rewards the residence hall govern
ment that registers the most people.
Writing as an off-campus student
and as the initiator of this project,
I drew up this program with my law
school constituency and the general
student body in mind. While law
students may not directly receive
any monetary benefit, they do
benefit by increased voter registra
tion that will ultimately translate
into electoral participation in
November. Because students have
a stake in our democratic system,
the greater participation in that
system can only serve to increase
the viability of a democracy. The
program should be evaluated on its
ability to strengthen the democratic
system for all people, not on the
basis of immediate material gain.
However, the CGC's interest in
promoting greater democratic par
ticipation was limited by the resour
ces that we had available. There is
no off-campus institution compar
able to Residence Hall Asssociation
that could facilitate such a program.
Given this reality, we allowed the
residence halls to register off-
Senior gift worth a worthy
By JOEL KA TZENSTEIN
Things probably havenl changed that much
over the years. Senior classes are just as confused
as they always were about what to get their school
for graduation. They think they want something
that will wear well, perhaps in brass or marble.
And it should be stylish. And big. Something
that will say "We were here."
No problem there. We are constantly dem
onstrating our wish to be immortal. This is
But when it comes to selecting a gift for our
University, a lot more thought should go into
the process. Remember all those ties that Dad
said he loved and then hid in the back of the
closet? How about those genuine imitation
mother-of-pearl napkin rings you bought at the
dime store to give to Mom for her birthday?
Didn't see those much at Thanksgiving either,
But you didn't have $150,000 to spend then.
Nor did you expect that your gift would be seen
by thousands of people or that it would have
your name on it for all to see.
The DTH thinks that giving plaques for the
campus' numerous buildings is "a reasonable
proposition," ("It's seniors' thoughts that count,"
DTH, Oct. 8). I can understand that. After all,
the plaques have been discussed as a possible
gift since 1954.
But I think there's a reason they've only been
discussed. They're not that great an idea. Yes
the7 might be attractive. And they would
undoubtedly tell everyone who passes by where
LETTERS TO THE
Say it to their face, if you 're
To the editor:
"Yawning through the 'October
Classic' " DTH, Oct. 2) was the
most preposterously absurd article
I have ever read. The references Bob
Young used as the basis for his
argument are entirely implausible.
I dare say he would never say the
things he wrote to the laces, ol
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campus students as part of their
efforts as opposed to limiting each
hall to registering people only in
their respective geographic regions.
The second reason that the DTH
opposed this project is somewhat
unclear. The DTH concludes: ". . .
the CGC's involvement in this
important task, to the unreasonable
extent of using student fees, is
simply wrong .... In fact, the
legislation is typical of the CGC,
which seems to think it has a mission
to save the world from injustice,
voter apathy, apartheid and ever
ything else ..." The DTH does not
tell us exactly why student fees
should not be expended in such a
manner. The DTH's analysis was
based principally on the arguments
of Helms supporters Dawn Peters,
a CGC representative, and Mark
Stafford, president of the RHA.
Both of these individuals freely
admit that their underlying reason
for opposing this program is that
the ultimate outcome of the project
would be that more Democrats will
be registered than Republicans.
Stafford's logic goes something like
this: There are three Democrats to
every Republican in this state.
Because of the pervasiveness of
Democrats, this advantage will
somehow influence the registration
decisions made by the student body.
This influence therefore makes our
voter registration inherently biased
toward the Democrats. Stafford
didn't articulate this rationale in his
letter to the DTH ("Now a world
from the alleged sponsor . . .," Oct.
5), but he does attempt to vaguely
characterize this project as political
and goes on to conclude that such
an activity violates the student
Constitution's prohibition of the use
of student fees for political activities.
(If Stafford believes the council has
truly broken student law, he should
sue us in the Student Supreme
Court.) Unfortunately, the DTH
does not make it clear whether its
criticism is based upon this reason
ing. What is clear is that the DTH
will break with its progressive
tradition and use student fees to
endorse Ronald Reagan and Jim
The DTH criticizes the voter
registration drive for not directly
targeting off-campus students but
offers no constructive alternatives,
proving the DTH does not really
support registration at all. It is a
cruel wrong for the DTH to attack
the CGC for spending $300 to
promote voter registration and for
the paper to call for leaving such
activities to the "private sector." The
DTH's mistake in reporting the
"private" initiative by Jesse Jackson
cost Jackson and the Black Student
Movement time, monev. labor and.
The reason the University
never received plaques as a
senior gift is simple. Someone
(I'd like to think) said, "Hey,
are we buying a gift so the
University can enjoy it or so it
will make us look good after
we leave?" Someone probably
realized that despite the mag
nanimous generosity, such a
gift would be innappropriate.
they came from. To say they the least they would
be thought provoking. Just not the kind of
thoughts I think the senior class want associated
with our act of genorosity.
The reason the University never received
plaques as a senior gift is simple. Someone (I'd
like to think) said, "Hey, are we buying a gift
so the University can enjoy it or so it will make
us look good after we leave?" Someone probably
realized that despite the magnanimous generos
ity, such a gift would be innappropriate. Like
Da Vinci taking two-thirds of the canvas to sign
the Mona Lisa.
As I said, it's a normal, understandable impulse
to say, "Look what I did." And those who think
plaques and statues are a good idea shouldn't
be maligned or ridiculed. After all, it's hard to
shop for someone who has everything. But to
take on the attitude "It's the thought that
George Brett, Dale Murphy, Buddy
Bell or Ryne Sandberg. What on
earth does a man's name have to
do with his masculinity? I suppose
Young thinks men like Rosie Grier
and Merlin Olsen are a bunch of
As lor all the "old" players Young
spoke ol, they have contnbuteu a
great deal to l.'..:. teams. Just look
at Pete Rose, Steve Carlton, Phil
Niekro, Carl Yastrzemski and Jim
As a devoted baseball fan, I resent
being referred to as misguided and
pitiful. Who is Bob Young to define
what is American and what isn't.
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most importantly, untold members
of the potential registrants who
thought Jackson was coming the
It was not so long ago that the
DTH was an aggressive advocate of
progressive causes. In 1980, the
largest multi-racial rally since the
late 1960s took place when over 800
students stood up for racial justice
in response to the decision in the
first Nazi-Klan trial. This rally was
sponsored by the BSM, Student
government and the DTH. The
message from this campus was loud
and clear throughout the state of
North Carolina: UNC students,
through their institutions, would do
everything within their power to
promote the values of equality and
justice and oppose the racism of the
Klan and the Nazis. Last week, the
DTH made it clear that it wants no
part of that alliance with Student
Government and the BSM, given its
vicious criticisms of the council's
actions on investment policies, voter
registration and the efforts within
the CGC to reaffirm its commitment
to racial justice in response to the
second Klan-Nazi decision.
Doug Berger is the CGC repre
sentative for District 1 and a
member of the SEEDS campus
counts" before buying the gift is like saying,
"If you dont like it you can take it back," before
the recipient opens the package.
The class of can and should do better.
Instead, we ought to take a look at what the
class of 38 did.
Forty six years ago, they set up a scholarship
fund that still helps students today. Last year,
students who otherwise might have been heading
to Myrtle or Lauderdale, were heading for places
like Italy and Israel.
The class of '38 had insight.
They knew that their gift would continue to
grow . . . and better still, grant wishes.
Nevertheless, as with any scholarship program,
there are never enough grants for everyone. So
worthy, qualified people get left out.
But the class of 5 can change that ... or
at least make a difference. By deciding now to
set up another scholarship to run in conjunction
with our predecessor's, we will be enabling
hundreds of students in the future to explore
parts of the academic world they never dreamed
We may not get a lot of thank you notes,
but we can rest easy knowing that after we're
gone the only talk going on about our gift will
be that of awe and appreciation. With that in
mind we can leave with the knowledge that we
And as for the plaques and the statues; we
can leave such noble gifts to people used to
monograming everything . . . like the Ram's
Club. Surely they won't mind a bit.
Joel Katzenstein, a senior jounalism major
from Gastonia, is chairman of the DTH Board
tions, where is it when he cheers the
Hoyas in his last paragraph. If
Young likes Georgetown, why
doesn't he transfer and make us all
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