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Copyngh! 1984 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 92, Issue 81
Thursday, November 8, 1984
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Opinions vary on role at
By JANET OLSEN
Students and faculty see cars towed
to make way for Rams Club members
on football Saturdays, they hear Rams
Club members have claimed the pre
ferred seats in the new Student Activ
ities Center, and they wonder how a
group acquires so much power.
University officials answer that the
Rams Club's power is more a misper
ception than a reality.
Athletic Director John Swofford said
the perception problem probably
existed because people misunderstood
the Rams Club's role at the University.
"The Rams Club basically exists to
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The Reverend Jed told hundreds of people God was punishing the Democratic party for its mistakes. For five and one-half hours, students
gathered around the Pit to hear Jed's views on premarital sex, homosexuality and college life. By day's end, many onlookers and some
fraternity brothers, whom Jed had called "whoremongers," were closing in on Jed's perspective, and using hand signals for reinforcement.
Rumour had it Jed might return today.
A sex change
By JIM ZOOK
Three North Campus bastions of
male domain will be infiltrated next fall
by female residents, and those living in
Everett, Lewis and Manly dormitories
are not happy about it.
"We've been Dorm of the Year for
two years in a row. They didn't ask us
about it. We should get some respect.
We got none. We've been shafted," said
sophomore Manly resident Scott Caba
niss, whose comments expressed the
sentiments of many Manly residents
after Housing Director Wayne Kuncl's
An unidentified resident showed his
feelings by posting a sign with the letters
'Wo' in front of the word Manly over
the door of the dormitory, renaming the
Kuncl announced Monday that
Everett and Manly, presently all-male
dormitories, would be converted to all
female dormitories effective in the fall
of 1985, while all-male dormitory Lewis
would become coed.
Residents of all three dormitories
wondered why their homes away from
home had been singled out in the
housing department's effort which is
designed to provide more on-campus
Most residents said they realized
By DAVID SCHMIDT
Six representatives tried to hreak
quorum but couldn't prevent the
Campus Governing Council from
approving a bill last night that outlines
protests the CGC will initiate should
the U.S. invade Nicaragua.
The bill instructs the Student Affairs
Committee to organize vigils outside
state congressional offices and ask that
the Chancellor cancels classes. local
businesses close and the ROTC lowers
its flag to half-mast the day alter an
Saying the actions would be political.
Dawn Peters (Dist. 9) led led Davis
(I)ist. 20), Jimmy Greene and Dan Hall
provide scholarships for the University's
sports programs," Swofford said. "I
think many people think it's involved
in decisions it simply is not involved
Yet Richard Soloway. professor of
history, said although the Rams Club
did not interfere directly in the Univer
sity's decision-making process, it still
held a position of power.
"I think they have a tremendous
arnount of power and influence, and
they get it in conjunction with the
athletic department's independence,"
Soloway said. "It's not always clear
exactly how much influence they have,
and 1 think that's a problem."
dorms will face
changes in the allotment of male and
female rooms on campus would have
to be changed to meet the demands of
the University. But they were critical
of what was called a "lack of input"
into the decision-making process by
those directly affected. They were also
critical of the fact that there was no
alternative housing proposal provided
for the residents who will have to find
"TheyVe made the decision to kick
us out, and they've said they're going
to try and work with us. But there's
no way they can move us without
kicking anybody else out, and that's not
fair to them," said Everett Dorm
Senator Joe Long, a junior who is
spending his third year in Everett. "I'm
going to talk to my parents this weekend
about getting an apartment."
"You've got eight floors of guys who'll
be standing in the quads with no place
to go," said senior Paul Andersen,
another Everett resident.
"The worst thing is that we had no
say," said Lewis President Dave Slagle,
a junior. "The first thing we heard about
this thing was that we were outta here.
We pay $50,000 a semester in rent. I
think we should have a say in the
Others wondered how much input
they would have in finding another
place to live next year.
(both Dist. 14). Max l.loyd (Dist. 1 5)
and John Nicholson (Dist. 1 7) out of
the room. But 1 3 members remained,
the number needed for quorum.
"We were elected to make campus
wide decisions." said Nicholson, the
only one to return. "We're speaking for
all students, and that's not how all the
students feel." He said a fully attended
meeting of 25 representatives might
have defeated the bill, which Doug
Berger (Dist. I) wrote.
But voting continued, and II
members approved it while two
abstained. "Those people who did that
(walked out) tonight were very ineffec
tive," Speaker Reggie Holley said. "I
think what happened tonight is some
'I he devil can cite
ower a misperception or a reality?
Tom Terrell, president of the Grad
uate and Professional Student Feder
ation, agreed. "It's power ill-defined, yet
omnipresent," he said.
Terrell said some of the Rams Club's
power stemmed from the composition
of the Board of Trustees. According to
Educational Foundation records. 10 of
the current 13 BOT members are past
or present Rams Club members. Terrell
said these figures represented a conflict
of interest on the BOT.
But Newman Townsend. a BOT
member and a long-time Rams Club
member, said he saw no such conflict.
"I think that's grasping at straws."
Townsend said. "A number of board
members also belong to other founda-
"We didn't have any say in that. Are
we going to have any say in the lottery?"
asked Manly resident Lorin Leonard,
Manly residents have circulated a
petition that has been signed by approx
imately 100 residents of Manly and
Ruffin, Manly's "sister dormitory."
urging Kuncl and his staff to reconsider
its decision and to consider another
proposal which would change several
North Campus dorms to coed facilities
instead of making two all-female
But Everett freshman Philip Brown
doubted whether the petition could
make a difference or possibly bring
about a reversal.
"I don't think the petition will have
an effect. There's no question thev're
gonna change. I think he offered to take
proposals just for the formality of it,"
All students questioned said if the
alternative was to move to a South
Campus dormitory, they would opt for
an apartment instead.
Besides other problems and desires
expressed by these residents, such as
intramural traditions. Cabaniss said
there was also a logistics problem with
having females live in Manlv.
"Can you imagine three showers and
three sinks for an entire floor of girls?"
bill is ok'd
thing that did their constituents a grave
Berger maintained his bill was not
political during the hourlong discus
sion. "Something doesn't have to be
political if it has a point of view." he
said. "You can have a point of view
and be educational. The purpose of this
bill is to arouse the campus as to what's
goi ng on so it ( an invasion of N icaragua )
Other members said the CGC needed
to take a stand on the issue. "We want
to let them know we're concerned now."
Bill Barlow (Dist. 4) said. "This is a
national message. I think we have the
See CGC on page 2
scripture for his
tions on campus. Personally, I just gave
more monev m one swoop to the Arts
and Sciences Foundation than I ever
gave to the Educational Foundation.
I'm interested in all aspects of this
Student Body President Paul Parker,
also a BOT member, said trustees who
belonged to other organizations
brought a balanced perspective rather
than a conflict ol interests to the board.
"From what I've seen from the
Trustees. I know they're interested in
what's best for the whole University,"
Parker said. "I see no conflict of interest
Yet Terrell said the BOT made
decisions that affected the Rams Club,
especially those concerning the SAC
DTH Larry Childress
N.C. Presidential Vote
Ronald Reagan R) 1,311,182 or 61 percent.
Walter Mondale (D) 810,435 or 39 percent
The Governor's race
Rep. Jim Martin (R) 54 percent
Atty Gen. Rufus Edmisten (D) 45 percent
The Senate race
U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms (R) 51 percent
Gov. Jim Hunt (D) 48 percent
N.C. Sen. Bob Jordan (D) - 54.8 percent
John Carrington (R) 45.2 percent
Hard-fought Congressional rcces
Bill Cobey (R) 112993
Rep. Ike Andrews (D) 1 10733
BSM member calls Allen 'traitor'
By MIKE ALLEN
About 200 students gathered at a
meeting of the Black Student Move
ment last night to hear Claude Allen,
press secretary for Sen. Jesse Helms.
But Allen, a Carolina graduate, never
has caused some stir
in North Carolina
because he is the first
black to serve in any
campaign staff posi
tion for Helms in the
senator's 12 years in
The fact that Allen
has been the most Claude Allen
v isible member of the Helms campaign,
a campaign for the man many blacks
consider the embodiment of prejudice,
has upset many black leaders around
the state. It has also produced some
strong statements and questions con
cerninu Allen's motives from blacks
here at UNC.
John Hinton. a graduate student and
member of the BSM. was visibly upset
about Allen's absence from the meeting.
Hinton said he had been in contact with
Allen for three weeks prior to the
meeting and had received a confirma-
purpose. William Shakespeare
BO I member Earl Phillips said the
board's decisions about the SAC did
not directly involve the Rams Club,
since the decisions were only conceptual
and had no influence on seating inside
i According to BOT Chairman George
Ragsdale. the board's involvement with
the SAC project was limited to approv
ing the idea to build the center, the
schematic design, the location, the size,
the architect and the concept of fun
draising from an outside source.
Phillips said the BOT probably could
have vetoed any part of the overall
outline for fundraising.
"I guess the board can do anything
it wants to," Phillips said. "But as a
rule, we're not involved in the details
of the University. Our decisions affect
weapons are 'threat'
to Central America
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON As U.S. officials
studied intelligence data suggesting the
Soviet Union might be shipping MiG
21 jet fighters to Nicaragua, President
Reagan warned yesterday that he would
regard arrival of the planes as "a threat"
to Central America.
But in a post-election news confer
ence in Los Angeles. Reagan said the
U.S. could not definitely identify that
there were MiGs on a Soviet freighter
which left a Black Sea port a month
ago and reportedly arrived yesterday in
Reagan refused to say "what we
might do" if the ship did deliver the
supersonic fighter planes. Other admin
istration officials, who spoke only on
-uie condition they not be identified, said
the U.S. is considering possible air
strikes to destroy any such planes.
In Managua, Nicaragua's foreign
minister said a Soviet ship docked
yesterday at a port on Nicaragua's
Pacific coast and unloaded cargo that
did not include MiGs.
He did not describe the cargo carried
by the Soviet ship but said the vessel
had been "harassed by a ship, fast
election results tallied
Rep. Steve Neal (D) 108,675
Stuart Epperson (R) 105,310
Howard Coble (R) 1 04,031
Rep. Robin Britt (D) 100,061
D.G. Martin (D)
Bill Hendon (R) 105,190
Rep, James McClure Clarke (D) 103,472
(with 96 percent of the precincts counted)
If he can live with himself,
to say to Claude Allen.
tion of Allen's appearance as recently
as Sunday night.
"He's scared. He's a traitor pure and
simple." Hinton said. "Jesse Helms is
not his daddy. He can do anything he
wants." Hinton said he was planning
to call N.C. State University and see
if blacks could organize a similar forum
at which Allen could speak. "If we don't
corner him here, we'll corner him at
N.C. State." he said. "If he can live with
himself, that's fine. I have nothing more
to say to Claude Allen."
Another member of the BSM said
Hinton's views did not represent a
consensus feeling toward Allen. The
member, who was not identified, said
there was no general feeling lor or
against Allen and the purpose of the
meeting was simply to hear Allen's
Phone calls to Allen's office and
residence informed BSM members that
he had taken the day off to supposedly
attend the meeting.
BSM President Sherrod Banks had
no official response to Allen's absence.
Banks did say the forum "would have
the University on a broader basis."
Soloway said he agreed a majority
representation of past or present Rams
Club members on the BOT did not
necessarily mean the Rams Club was
exerting influence over the BOT.
"I don't think that is an indication
of influence on policy, but it reflects
an imbalance in the makeup of the
board," Soloway said. "It would seem
to me that it would be very difficult
to get a sympathetic discussion of
(campus concerns about the role of
athletics at the University)."
According to Terrell, the Rams Club
also acquired power through its asso
ciation with the athletic department,
which is the University's only indepe-
See RAMS on page 7
launches and North American planes
that violated Nicaraguan waters."
Earlier, the Sandinista government
flatly denied that any ships were
transporting combat planes to Nicara
guan ports and accused the Reagan
administration of laying the ground
work for direct U.S. military interven
tion in Nicaragua. The Sandinistas have
been fighting for three years against
CIA-backed rebels who have at times
used U.S.-supplied light planes to attack
targets inside Nicaragua.
The MiG-21 is an advanced tactical
jet fighter designed for air-to-air
combat. It has a normal range of about
A U.S. intelligence official cautioned
that evidence about the purported MiG
shipment is also inconclusive.
"The ship could be carrying MiGs,
and it could be carrying oranges," the
official said. "The U.S. government
better know what it's going to do before
it jumps off the precipice."
American of ficials contend that M iG
21s, if combined with Nicaragua's new
radar and anti-aircraft guns and a
50,000-man army, would clearly give the
leftist government the most powerful
military in Central America.
that's fine. I have nothing more
been a tremendous educational and
"I am terribly disappointed that he
didn't show up," Banks said. "1 don't
want to speculate now, but I'm sure he
has a good reason for not attending."
Banks said he had no further plans
to organize another meeting with Allen.
"The time is now to ask questions (about
the election)." Banks said. He said by
the time Allen could be reached for
another meeting the election issues
might not be as prominent as they were
The meeting had been organized in
a question and answer session, and
Banks said he had prepared several
questions for Allen. Banks said he was
going to ask Allen about the minority
politics of Helms and also what stance
Helms would hold toward South Africa
should he be appointed chairman of the
Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
"I am very interested in finding out
Helms views on these issues." Banks
He said he would try to contact Allen
todav lor an explanation ol his absence.