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Copyright 1984 The Daily Tat Hoe
Volume 92, Issue 97
Shadows of winter
A lengthy late-afternoon shadow mirrors Laurie White, a freshman from
Long Beach. Laurie and her opponent, Kim Sweet, a sophomore from
Raleigh, were playing tennis on the varsity courts during a P.E. class
Fordham, Smith lead push
for freshman ineligibility
By SCOTT FOWLER
Assistant Sports Editor
Without it, Michael Jordan would
never have been able to hit the jumper
against Georgetown and Kenny Smith
wouldn't have started last year. Because
of it, football players come to school
three weeks early and get to know the
UNC practice fields a lot sooner than
It is freshman eligibility in sports. In
1972, the NCAA ruled for the first time
that freshmen were eligible to play
varsity sports. Ever since then, the
ruling has drawn occasional fire from
administrators and coaches who
believed an 18-year-old's first year in
college should be concerned more with
Third in a three-part series on North
Carolina's largest industries: tobacco,
textiles and furniture.
By ANDY TRINCIA
The furniture industry - a vital part
of North Carolina's economy - is
presently in a slump, but most experts
agree the industry's future is
North Carolina is the nation's top
producer of furniture. According to
jerry Epperson, a furniture analyst
with Wehat First Securities in Rich
mond, Va., 55 percent of the country's
furniture is produced in North Carol
ina and Virginia. Epperson said the
industry was experiencing tough
"It's sloppy," he said. "It's feast or
famine. Some companies are doing
very well and others are not doing well
at all. It's an unusual time for the
But Epperson said the furniture
industry's future was looking better.
"It looks pretty promising," he said.
"The (major funiture) consumers went
through a recession from 1980 to 1983.
This is an affluent group, the 35-44
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passing a test than a basketball.
Now, UNC Chancellor Christopher
C. Fordham III is making a concerted
effort. to eliminate freshman eligibility
for varsity sports. He has written over
30 letters to the powers-that-be among
the NCAA, urging that freshmen be
ruled ineligible once again. And he
thinks his efforts will eventually pay off.
"We must reassert the primacy of
education," Fordham said. "It's asking
far too much to make a freshman adjust
academically and socially and play a
varsity sport, too. IVe got the coaches'
and the athletic director's support on
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sales slump this year
age braket. These are the people who
need furniture. They have families and
this is a big age for furniture sales."
Epperson predicted an improve
ment in the industry within the next
12 to 18 months. "Overall, there's a
positive outlook," he said. "This is a
cyclical business, and we're in a good
part of the cycle now."
According to Epperson, 330,000
Americans are employed in the fur
niture industry, producing almost $10
billion of furniture (1983 wholesale
figures). Approximately 40 percent of
the nation's furniture is made in North
Extensive financial borrowing in the
last year by U.S. consumers put a
damper on the funiture industry,
according to Epperson.
"Furniture is a credit-reliant pur
chase," he said. "The interest rates are
down, but a lot of consumers bor
rowed a lot of money last year. Most
consumers have borrowed as much as
they feel comfortable borrowing.
" For example, if you make $20,000
a year, and you comfortably borrowed
$1,000, you won't feel comfortable
borrowing another $100 until you've
man of genius is
Serving the students and the
Wednesday, December 5, 1984
media criticism of
By MIKE WATERS
At least three major newspapers and
sports magazines have labeled the North
Carolina women's soccer team, its head
coach Anson Dorrance and UNC
Athletic Director John Swofford as
insensitive in the team's use of the word
'napalm'as part of its rallying cry during
the NCAA tournament last month.
But Dorrance and team members
said they have been misrepresented by
"ill-informed" media choosing to
acknowledge their victory slogan rather
than their accomplishments on the field.
UNC captured its fourth consecutive
national championship Nov. 18 before
a home crowd on Fetzer Field, and the
team improvised on a Robert Duvall
quote from Apocalypse Now, using
"UNC women love the smell of napalm
in the afternoon" as a motivational
slogan during both the semi-final and
final rounds that weekend.
During the last week, at least three
publications Sports Illustrated, USA
Today and The Sporting News have
written editorials against the slogan.
In the "Scorecard" section of the
current issue of Sf, the Tar Heels were
given "the booby prize for one of the
worst cheers in the history of American
sport." SI said UNC tarnished its
NCAA championship with the rallying
cr . "Napalm' Napalm! Napalm'"
By JIM ZOOK
Everything you ever wanted to know
about academic grievances plus a little
more will be available next semester in
Student Government's pamphlet on
academic and discrimination
Annie Towe, chairperson of Student
Government's task force on academic
concernscomplaints, said the task
force researched to find the procedures
in the General College, the College of
Arts and Sciences and the professional
schools. The product is a pamphlet that
will be a . part of spring registration
packets students will receive Jan. 7 and
"What we set out to do was really
to close a gap on campus," Towe said.
"If students had grievances, they didn't
know where to go. Students would talk
UNC makes slow progress in changing attitudes toward females
By SALLIE KRAWCHECK
Although women make up the major
ity of the student body at UNC, they
are perhaps being taught to perceive
themselves as second-class citizens
according to Mary Turner Lane, asso
ciate professor in the School of Edu
cation and a founder of the Association
of Women Faculty.
Lane said the University's progress
in some areas concerning women has
"Female role models here are so few
that women students have a very limited
opportunity to develop an attitude
toward work that is positive," Lane said.
The number of women faculty
members with tenure has not increased
in the past 10 years, and, she said, the
number of women in the top decision
making positions in the University is
"I have a strong feeling that young
paid another $100 back on the other
loan. That may be the most important
fact hurting the U.S. furniture bus
Douglas Brackett, executive vice
president of the American Furniture
Manufacturers Association, said he
believed the industry was slightly
"The industry is reasonably well as
a whole, and 1984 should be a mod
erately good year." Brackett said.
"Traditionally, the retail community
has bought floor samples with large
inventories to back them up. Now
they're ordering less inventory. As a
result, overall sales are not as large
Brackett said foreign competition
took a big chunk out of the U.S.
"It's a growing chunk. The foreign
competition is tough and growing," he
said. "What's coming into the U.S. is
from Taiwan and the Eastern Bloc
countries like Hungary and Yugosla
via. It's estimated for 1984 that $2
billion of $11.5 billion of furniture in
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soccer team upset by nationa
But Dorrance said yesterday that
"Scorecard" was full of inaccuracies.
"They've taken! what was said out of
context and anything out of context can
have damaging effects," Dorrance said.
"They said that the players were
chanting 'napalm.' but they were not.
People who were at the game have
called me and asked mc what chant
Sports Illustrated is talking about. It
is a hypothetical chant that no one
"It's unfortunate that that is what ST
chose to write about. If they had had
someone cover the game they could
have drawn their own conclusions.
Their attention should have been on the
SI went on to say that the team
members should have known that the
chant would "evoke painful memories
for many Americans."
"Their elders, Swofford and Dor
rance . . . should have pointed it out
to them," the article said.
In its Friday, Nov. 30 edition in a
story titled "Slogan bombs with UNC
fans," USA Today said The Daily Tar
Heel had received letters protesting the
use of the slogan. The D 77 actually
received two letters, one favoring it and
one against it.
The negative publicity continued this
week in The Sporting News executive
receive grievance-process pamphlet
to their advisers or to a senior, but often
the channels seemed closed.
"Basically, what we've done is to
outline the procedure to go about filing
a grade complaint, how to make a
'special' drop, how to make general
complaints about academia and the
procedure for filing complaints of
sexual harassment and harassment of
the handicapped," she said. "It's a very
rough outline. It's a sketch of how to
get the wheels turning."
A common concern of Towe and
Student Body President Paul Parker is
that many of these pamphlets will never
make it to students' rooms and will end
up on the floor of Hanes Hall after
students pick up their packets. Towe
stressed the importance of holding onto
these pamphlets because "you never
know when you'll need this
women here do not take themselves as
seriously as their economic futures
warrant," Lane said. "They need to see
a power structure in which women are
in important positions where decisions
Sponsored by the Women's Forum,
Lane will speak at 7 p.m. tonight in
431 Greenlaw about the presence of
women at UNC.
The Women's Forum is designed to
raise the consciousness of University
women, according to Robyn Hadley,
co-chairman of the organization.
"Chapel Hill's becoming a university
with a dominant female population,"
Hadley said, "but that's not being
recognized on the administrative level."
Young people, she said, come from
a high school environment, where the
teachers are mostly female, to this
university, where the faculty is predom
inantly male. This does not represent
the make-up of the population in the
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Workers at the Thomasville Furniture Company, Plant B, work on cabinets sent down an assembly line.
news editor Bob McCoy "s column, titled
"Traces of Napalm." The story ran with
an artist's sketch of three soccer players
watched by a cheering section of Grim
TSN mentioned a banner that was
unfurled during the games that read:
"UNC women love the smell of napalm
in the afternoon." But Dorrance said
"three or four" fans had said "napalm"
and that no one from the team had
carried the banner, held by fans on the
track at Fetzer Field.
All three publications said that
sophomore striker April Heinrichs
coined the phrase, another item denied
by Dorrance and the team. Heinrichs
could not be reached for comment
because she left Monday for a week
long soccer tour of Taiwan with a team
representing the United States.
The DTH reported in its Monday,
Nov. 19 edition that the team did carry
the banner and that Dorrance and
sophomore Marcia McDermott said
they coined the phrase before the
"Napalm was the word of the week,"
Heinrichs was quoted after the game.
"When North Carolina hits the field it's
like a bomb. After the win, that's the
smell of napalm."
McDermott saic the team never
meant to offend anyone, and called the
SI article "a shame."
"What we don't want to happen is
for people to throw them out," she said.
"It's one of those things people could
keep four years because it's something
that doesn't change."
Parker echoed Towe's sentiments.
"1 hope students don't throw them
away just because they don't need them
right then," Parker said. "During the
semester, a student will almost always
need to address one of the issues in the
University Registrar Ray Strong,
who gave the approval to place these
in the packets, said he thought that was
exactly what would happen to them.
General College Dean Donald Jicha,
who worked with the Student Govern
ment task force, agreed. Jicha said he
thought the pamphlet had too much
detail to draw student interest.
"Maybe we can put a picture of some
University and in the country as a
"We need better recruiting efforts,"
Hadley said. "The administration needs
to see what female faculty members'
problems are. One problem is that they
can't find jobs for their husbands."
The view of the female in subservient
role may be particularly pervasive at
UNC because of the traditional nature
of families in the state.
"Women here are willing to think
about a job but unwilling to think about
a career," Lane said. She said women
tend to see each job as a separate entity
and picture themselves more in the role
of wife and mother.
However, because of the economics
of today, most women will have to work
outside of the home. Many of the
luxuries to which Americans have
become accustomed will not be affor
dable on one salary,
"If women want their children to have
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"We never meant to emphasize
napalm," McDermott said. "We meant
the smell of victory. They never said
the line 'smells like victory.' It was
personal, a lockerroom thing, and we
never meant it to be taken outside of
Dorrance said the SI cla m that the
slogan was the team's motivation for
the championship game was incorrect.
He said it was read before the semi
final game and that on Sunday the
slogan was "3-1" in reference to UNC's
1983 opening loss to title opponent
Dorrance refused to say the slogan
was a bad idea. "They (SI) are the ones
who are evoking painful memories," he
said. "It wasn't bad in the context we
were using it in. Our emphasis wasn't
on napalm. We didn't intend it to be
interpreted negatively. In that sense I
do regret it."
Team manager Doug Smith, in a
letter drafted and to be sent to SI, wrote,
"The team expresses sincere apologies
but would like to set the record
straight." The letter then outlined the
alleged errors in the article and con
cluded, "We have been accused of
insensitivity. ... we hope you show
some sensitivity and print a few details
about our team and its
curvaceous young lady on it so they'll
stick it on their bulletin board and
occasionally turn it over to read the
information," Jicha said.
During her research, Towe found that
a secretary in one of the professional
schools (she was not sure which one)
had never even heard of the grievance
"I called the dean's secretary of a
professional school. She said first of all
that she had never heard of anyone filing
a complaint. Secondly, she didn't know
what the procedure was. And third, she
didn't know who to go to."
t. But Towe is still optimistic students
will make use of the information.
"I don't want grievances to be
common," she said. "But if there is a
legitimate grievance that goes unnoticed
because people didn't know the way to
file a complaint, that's just not right."
college educations, if they want to own
their own homes, they are going to have
to work," Lane said.
The high divorce rate will also force
many women into the working world.
"Divorce and death change a wom
an's economic status in a dramatic way,"
Lane said. "After divorce the wife's
standard of living drops dramatically
73 percent while the husband's
raises by 42 percent."
Many women, also, will never marry.
Lane said, and thus be forced to work.
"I don't know what we're doing at
the University to really address the
questions of the economic realities of
being a female," Lane said.
Lane said her talk is in response to
questions being raised by the female
students at UNC.
"The women here need to remember
that the privilege of their being here is
one that has been fought for," Lane said.