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6The Daily Tar HeelMonday, October 29. 1984
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Joel Broadway. Munainn i-ditur
Michael Toole, Associate Editor
MARK STINNEFORD, Associate Editor
KELLY SIMMONS, University Editor
WAYNE THOMPSON, State and National Editor
MELANIE WELLS. City Editor
VANCE TREFETHEN, Business Editor
STUART TONKINSON, News Editor
Frank Kennedy, sports Editor
Jeff Grove, Arts Editor
Sharon Sheridan, Features Editor
JEFF NEUVILLE, Photography Editor
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Schultz sounds discordant note
There's a controversy of late over the
Reagan administration's stance on
terrorism. Much of it stems from
Secretary of State George Shultz's
speech Thursday, in which he addressed
international terrorism and what Amer
ica plans to do about it. But Schultz's
tone came off as far harsher than the
line coming out of the White House, thus
reducing the Reagan administration's
credibility on an issue that right now
demands a clear and consistent message.
The United States should be ready to
respond "on a moment's notice" and to
strike even though "we may never have
the kind of evidence that can stand up
in an American court of law," Schultz
Such talk weakens a recent effort by
administration officials to avoid looking
divided over the key issue of fighting
terrorism. The problem is that Shultz's
desire to make America's policy on
terrorism less indecisive and more
threatening has gone a step further than
Reagan's more cautious and, some
might say, more intelligent stance on the
In his last debate with Walter Mon
dale, the president rebutted Mondale's
attacks that the Reagan administration
had not retaliated with any force against
those responsible for the Beirut bomb
ings that killed American servicemen.
"We want to retaliate," Reagan said,
"but only if we can put our finger on
the people responsible and not endanger
The silver lining
Readers picking up their Sunday
newspapers got a rare infusion of good
news. It was one of those stories that
gives you a glimmer of hope that
mankind will overcome its self
destructive impulses. There, amid stories
of still more campaign rhetoric, senseless
violence, war and rumors of war, was
the story of "Baby Fae."
The infant, whose identity has been
kept secret at the request of her parents,
would almost certainly have been dead
within days, or weeks at most, if not
for pioneering work by doctors at Loma
Linda University Medical Center in
When she was born two weeks ago,
Baby Fae was suffering from hypoplastic
left heart complex, a severely underdeve
loped left side of the heart. As a last
resort, doctors replaced her heart with
one from a baboon in the first such
transplant involving an infant.
Four similar operations have been
tried on adults, but all the patients died
within hours. Doctors hope that there
the lives of innocent citizens."
Reagan's justification for the lack of
retaliation would seem to represent the
wisest course for the United States to
take on such a complicated and difficult
issue as international terrorism. A quick
and bold counter strike (with an implicit
understanding that innocent citizens
might be killed) is not only dangerous,
but smacks of the worst kind of knee
jerk reaction in the name of justice.
However, Mondale is also correct
when he calls for a more consistent tone
from the Reagan administration on
terrorism. As he put it, "The worst thing
you can do is talk in the abstract about
what you would do about terrorism."
After Shultz's speech, Reagan has
worked to dismiss the inconsistencies by
saying that the secretary's speech was
not a statement of policy and that his
remarks should not be misunderstood
as implying that Americans would kill
innocent citizens in order to get at a
In emphasizing a strong stance on the
increasingly dangerous and widespread
problem of terrorist attacks, Reagan
must also take the responsibility for
making that stance with a consistent
voice from the White House or it will
lose its weight in the world community.
Terrorists must be made to fear, or
ideally to abandon as impossible, any
plans to shape America's foreign policy
by their murderous techniques.
will be less chance of infants rejecting
animal hearts because their immune
systems are not fully developed and
because of a new drug used in Baby Fae's
Medical experts are understandably
relectant to declare the events of the
weekend a breakthrough. Still, the
operation should be hailed as further
sign of the progress medical science is
Some groups may object to the
transfer of a heart from one species to
another, finding it morally objectionable
because of that organ's symbolic signif
icance as the seat of emotions. But such
narrow-minded considerations should
be secondary. If it weren't for the
transplant, Baby Fae would not have the
chance to experience life or the emotions
of life at all. The infant is still in critical
condition, but she is stable, and her
doctors are understandably cheered.
We hope readers will have cause to
smile over many similar stories in the
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Bv RICHARD P. NORDAN
I hear a lot of talk about the growing tendency
of college students to support Ronald Reagan
and the Republican Party. However, students
at UNC should not forget that Democrats have
worked hard to support education in general and
this university in particular.
A central theme of the philosophy of the
Democratic Party over the last 50 years has been
that all of our society will prosper to a greater
extent if we are willing to pool some of our
resources for the common good and invest those
resources in our young people.
North Carolina has prospered in comparison
to other Southern states because we have had
governors who provided the necessary funding
for this university. Governors such as Terry
Sanford, Bob Scott, and Jim Hunt have been
instrumental in the development of UNC.
The most important public leader behind the
advancement of this University was Dr. Frank
Porter Graham. Graham realized that the South
lagged behind the rest of the nation in economic
development because we failed to invest in the
education of our people. As president of UNC,
Graham lobbied the state Legislature to increase
funding for the University. He also went out and
gave lectures to civic groups in the small towns
of North Carolina, where he explained to the
If the Republican philosophy is starting to sound attractive to you,
ask yourself what kind of a university we would have if Republicans
had controlled state and national politics for the last 50 years.
people his vision for a more prosperous state.
In short, Graham helped to mold public opinion
so that the electorate would be willing to provide
the necessary tax revenues to operate a good
The leadership of the Democratic Party on
the national level has also emphasized the
importance of investing in education. President
Harry Truman helped many World War II
veterans to obtain their college education by
passing the G. I. Bill. Under President Johnson's
leadership. Congress passed the Higher Educa
tion Act of 1965 which provided federal
scholarships to college students based upon the
financial need of the recipient.
Due to the budget deficit, candidate Walter
Mondale is not able to propose any large
increases in spending for higher education.
However, Mondale has proposed a $1.5 billion
increase in student financial aid and an additional
$1 billion $1 billion in scholarships for students
majoring in education and for colleges to improve
their education departments
On the other hand, President Reagan has
attempted to cut educational appropriations
every year since he became president. The
Republicans seem to think that we can not afford
to spend too much on education. However, a
society can become too miserly for its own good.
Just as a business must invest in research and
development in order to insure its long-run
profitably and productivity, so too must our
country invest in its people in order to compete
in the world marketplace. Moreover, Democrats
do not view education as being important solely
because it makes our country more competitive;
we see inexpensive and highly accessible public
education as one of the best means to provide
upward mobility and equality of opportunity for
Thanks to the leadership of some farsighted
Democrats, our society is providing us with a
quality education at a low tuition cost. If the
philosophy of the Republican Party is starting
to sound attractive to you, you should ask
yourself what kind of a university we would have
if Republicans had controlled state and national
politics for the last 50 years.
Richard P. Nordan, a third year law student
from Smithfield, N.C., is co-chairperson of
Students for Mondale-Ferraro.
ERS TO THE EDITOR
' DTH' story reports some amusing 'facts'
To the editor:
Awakening to the rain and drizzle
Friday, I was disappointed as to the
prospects of the day until I obtained
a copy of the DTH. The lead article
concerning the "monumental" stu
dent "protest" of the Grenada
exercise ("UNC students protest
invasion," DTH, Oct. 26) has left
me in a quite jovial state. The
following "facts" particularly
1. "Protestors of the invasion
drew a crowd." Rubbish. I rather
To the editor:
It's a good thing that the admin
istration office decided to treat Amy
Carter like any other applicant, but
it is too bad the DTH could not
do the same. Sure, a little fanfare
is expected for the daughter of a
former president, but the sarcasm
of your editorial, "First Daughter
From Plains. . ." DTH, Oct. 23)
and your caption to Amy's picture
the following day was a little hard
to take. If your editorial was an
attempt to impress upon Amy
reasons to attend UNC, than you
did a poor job. Do you really think,
even as a joke, that Amy really
wants to know what nights she and
Uncle Billy can party, without mom
and dad finding out? Okay, so it
( was a little bit funny, but chances
are Amy would not like to be
. constantly reminded of Uncle Billy's
It would certainly not hurt UNC's
image to have the daughter of a
former president as a student and
future alumna. If your editorial was
an indication of how Amy will be
treated if she comes here, which it
appeared to be, and she read it, let's
all hope that Brown and Princeton
show the same poor taste as the
DTH. If they do, then maybe we
will have an illustrious Tar Heel.
By the way, it's Amy Carter, not
To the editor:
I'm writing in response to last
week's editorials welcoming the
Carters. The DTH did extend to
them a welcome Wednesday, after
they left ("Quite a crowd for Carter,
Oct. 24), but the DTH previously
extended a welcome to them the day
they were here (if one could call that
a welcome). On that day an editorial
was written purportedly to ask Amy
to enroll at UNC (First daughter
from Plains . . ., Oct. 23). 1 felt that
the tone of the editorial was flippant
and snide. It was unnecessarily rude
I'm concerned with the impres-'
sion the DTH leaves with people,
in this case, especially Amy. After,
all, the newspaper is written in
behalf of this university. If the DTH
would devote less energy to being
cute, less mistakes would be made.
To the editor:
Rest assured! Thieves could not
have stolen the real ruby slippers
from "The Wizard of Oz" ("The
bottom line," DTH. Oct. 18). 1 just
saw them during fall break behind
glass at the Smithsonian Institute's
Museum of American History, in
Washington. D.C. right across
from Archie Bunker's chair. Just
wanted to let you know they're safe!
suspect that any organized circus
could get about 200 student onlook
ers if they present a polished dog-and-pony
show in the Pit, the very
heart of student activities since it
is near the cafeteria and other eating
facilities. The prostestors had the
good sense to plan for the good
weather and the lunch-hour crowd.
They weren't hurt by the fact that
some fraternities are holding induc
tions in the same location at the
2. UNC students number about
20,000. Two hundred students do
not the student body make. In fact,
it looks like about one percent to
me, which is statistically less than
the expected norm of a bell-shaped
3. "The invasion was a complete
and utter violation of international
law." Bull. "International law" is a
hypothetical assumption which is
trotted out by opposing sides of an
international question to accuse
each other with. This world works
(internationally on the theory that
might makes right).
International law is at best an
interpretation of historical events
from the perspective of the victor.
I would hope that graduate students
in international relations under
stood at least this much.
I appreciate your coverage of last
Thursday's events. Jamie Mon
crief s photos were excellent, but the
rest of the article lacks verity.
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Helms' policy foreign to N.C.
To the editor:
Before the election on Nov. 6,
voters need to examine the ways in
which Jesse Helms and Jim Hunt
differ on foreign policy issues.
Helms eagerly supports any regime
which professes anti-communism
regardless of the nature of that
regime. He has backed repressive
governments in South Africa, Chile,
Rhodesia and elsewhere.
Of Robert d'Aubuisson, head of
a right-wing party in El Salvador,
Helms has said, "All I know is that
he is a free-enterprise man and
deeply religious." Helms obviously
does not know that witnesses have
placed d'Aubuisson at a meeting
where lots were drawn to see who
would kill Archbishop Romero.
(Romero, an important moral and
spiritual leader in El Salvador, was
assassinated while saying mass in
March 1980.) Robert d'Aubuisson
has been linked time and time again
with the death squads responsible
for more than 30,000 murders in
that country. Helms is d'Aubuis
son's supporter in Washington.
In contrast, Jim Hunt, while
promoting national security, feels
that "America should stand with the
people, not the generals." Hunt
realizes that providing economic
assistance is a sound way to create
foreign allies, but Helms has con
sistently voted against foreign aid.
While almost every other politi
cian concedes that open lines of
communication with the Soviet
Union are essential. Helms has
called detente "the rationalization of
surrender." Hunt, on the other
hand, recognizes the importance of
detente. As he says, "Arms nego
tiations are not a sign of weakness.
They are a sign of sanity."
North Carolina needs a senator
who will act rationally and
humanely in the realm of foreign
It's a pain to be lost, too, Kensington!
To the editor:
We are "lost" Kensington Trace
residents who have been moved
three times now, and we wish to
express our opinions in reference to
the article by Dan Tillman which
appeared last Wednesday ("Ken
sington not yet ready for occu
pancy," DTH, Oct. 24). There was
a "mistake" at the end of the article,
not made bv the DTH or Tillman.
but by Diana James, the prorperty
manager. The article stated:"James
said she had no knowledge of any
students taking legal action against
Kensington Trace condominiums."
We have spoken to Ms. James and
rental managers Denise Johnson on
several occasions, and during two
of our conservations they both
informed us of several lawsuits
pending with Kensington Trace.
Furthermore, they called these
students with lawsuits "pains." Shall
we dare to say that the entire ordeal
with Kensington Trace has been a
HUGE pain for us all as well?
Laurel Ridge temporarily (until
requested to move again)
No quotas, only a just commitment
To the editor:
In his column, "Students whould
scuttle Mondale's quotas" DTH,
Oct 17), Matt Maggio has repres
ented Mondale and the Democratic
Party as favoring racial quotas.
Professor Richard Cramer ("Mon
dale wants justice, not quotas,"
DTH. Oct 22) in turn argued that
this is not the position of Mondale
and the Democratic Party. He states
that numerical goals serve as guide
lines in practically all affirmative
action plans and have not been
rejected by the Democratic Party.
This is indeed correct. In its
national platform, the Democratic
Party reaffirmed its commitment to
the use ofaffirmative action, goals,
timetables and other verifiable
measures to eradicate
This is a position with which most
students would, I hope, agree. The
Democratic platform makes no
statement about quotas and Demo
cratic vice presidential nominee
Geraldine Ferraro has stated her
opposition to them.
But Professor Cramer's position
is quite different. He believes in
quotas that are applied to the class
of "qualified" individuals. The flaw
in his argument is the very idea of
"class of qualified individuals."
Individuals differ in their quali
fications. I would hope that this
University, for example, would seek
the most qualified individuals. This
apparently is the case. The Univer
sity's affirmative action plan states
that "It is our policy with respect
to all employment to (1) recruit,
hire, train, and promote persons
without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, . . . national origin, or
age; (2) base decisions on employ
ment so as to further the principle
of equal employment opportunity;
and (3) insure that promotion
decisions are in accord with prin
ciples of equal employment oppor
tunity by imposing only valid
requirements for promotional
It is such policies as these that
the Democratic Party is firmly
committed, and are to the advan
tage of all students, regardless of
race and sex.
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