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Blue skies, hats off
Hats and sweaters? Why bother?
Today's high should flirt with the
75-degree mark. If only the
United States and the Soviet
Union had a warming trend like
we've got. Whew! Take my
temDerature . . . Please!
Students involved with the
Student Government report on
the mandatory meal plan will be
Jeff and Winston's guests on
"Northern Hemisphere Live,"
tonight at 1 1 on WXYC.
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Volume 93, Issue 22
Wednesday, March 27, 1985 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By GUY LUCAS
The Campus Governing Council
voted unanimously Tuesday night to
hold a campuswide referendum con
cerning the mandatory meal plan on
But Student Body President Patricia
Wallace said the CGC instead should
have passed a resolution against the
meal plan. "I think it would be more
powerful to have a resolution passed
by the CGC against the meal plan," she
said. "If people dont turn out for this,
the administration will say, Well, they
(students) are apathetic "
But CGC Speaker Wyatt Closs (Dist.
10), who wrote the proposal Tuesday
afternoon, disagreed. He said that he
had thought of a resolution but that
he wanted to get student opinion
documented through a referendum so
it would not appear to the Board of
Trustees that a group of only 25 students
was speaking for the whole student
When asked if she would veto the
bill, Wallace said: "I donl know yet.
I have 10 days to decide."
Fetzer Mills, who worked on a report
to Wallace concerning the meal plan
and did most of the speaking on the
meal plan at the meeting, said a
referendum was important because little
student input went into the decision to
implement the meal plan.
"Whatever student input there was to
a mandatory meal plan was totally
negative," Mills said.
There were no compelling reasons for
the plan, he said, because he believes
that ARA has been making a profit and
that the meal plan would only increase
Death of U.S. major
From wire reports
U.S. Defense Secretary Caspar Wein
berger Tuesday accused the Soviet .
Union of "reprehensible" action in the"
killing of U.S. Army Maj. Arthur D.
Nicholson in East Germany Sunday.
The Soviets have claimed he was
"caught red-handed " spying at a top
secret military installation.
"We are convinced the shooting of
the major in East Germany was a totally
unjustified act," Weinberger said in
Luxembourg upon arriving there for a
meeting with NATO representatives.
President Reagan called Monday for
the Soviets to provide a full explanation
for the shooting.
Nicholson's body was flown to the
Rhein-Main Air Base near Frankfurt,
West Germany, and was transported to
a military mortuary late Monday.
Weinberger disputed the Soviet
version of the shooting, claiming Maj.
Nicholson was shot with no warning
and left wounded with no medical help
for a considerable time while his driver
was being arrested.
He said that several days ago "the
Soviets had an observer in our area
where he was not supposed to be, but
Fall freslhitieim migM face
sliorter orientation period
By LORRY WILLIAMS
Orientation week: math tests, reading
tests, foreign language tests, registration
and convocation in Carmichael Aud
itorium. A week of testing and
All that could be a thing of the past
if a new orientation program to be used
with the class of 1989 proves successful.
Orientation officially begins Aug. 17
when freshmen move into their resi
dence halls. Many of the tests that are
usually administered during orientation
week, however, will already be
Foreign language and math place
ment tests will be administered on nine
occasions during the summer to enter
ing freshmen, who will be sent notices
of test dates with their acceptance
letters. Once they are notified, the
freshmen make an appointment to come
to the University on one of the nine
testing days to take their placement
The new program is to help students
decide what courses to take, said Shirley
Hunter, associate dean of students and
orientation director. Hunter said by
having freshmen take placement tests
in the summer, advisers would be in
a better position to help freshmen
choose their classes.
Freshmen who are unable to take the
tests during the summer will be able to
move into their dorms Aug. 16 and will
take the test Aug. 17, she said.
The new orientation program is also
shorter than previous ones, lasting
through Aug. 20. Pre-orientation is
the company's profits.
"ARA is and has been making a
profit," he said. "If they have been losing
money, they Ve been losing it to them
selves (because they buy their food and
supplies from their own company).
"We believe they're more than break
ing even. TheyVe been making money
hand over fist."
Mills said he did not know for sure
whether ARA was losing money to itself
because ARA officials would not allow
him access to their records and invoices.
"They knowingly violated their
See CGC page 2
$1.50 fee raise
to fund SLS
By GUY LUCAS
The Student Activities Fee will
be raised $1.50 per semester to
finance part of trie $82,664 Stu
dent Legal Services budget,
according to the plan approved
by the Campus Governing Coun
cil Tuesday night.
The $1.50 fee will provide
about $53,000 of the SLS budget,
and the rest will come out of the
general fees. The Finance Com
mittee had recommended a fee
increase of $1.75.
The Council overcame sharp
division over how much of the
SLS budget should be financed
by a fee increase. A February
referendum authorized the CGC
See SLS page 3
we treated him totally differently."
"He (Nicholson) was entirely in a
place where it was agreed observers can
g6," Weinberger said:
Assistant Secretary of State Richard
Burt in Washington gave a similar
condemnation of Soviet actions.
"There was no justification for this
murder," he said, claiming "there's no
truth" to the charge Nicholson was
U.S. Army officials said Nicholson,
a Russian linguist stationed at the
liaison mission in Potsdam, East
Germany, was shot in the chest in
Ludwigslust, about 85 miles northwest
Vladimir Kulagin, first secretary for
the Soviet Embassy in Washington, said
the officer was discovered photograph
ing a Soviet military installation and
was killed when he tried to escape.
He said Nicholson disregarded warn
ing signs and entered the restricted
facility in a camouflage suit and
carrying a camera, which he used to
take several pictures of combat equip
ment there. He said the guard fired a
warning shot before shooting at Nichol
son. scheduled to begin Aug. 16. In the past,
orientation has extended through the
entire week before the start of classes.
Hunter said many of the students who
had been involved in orientation in the
past felt that a week was too long. It
was hard to plan informative programs
and make them last a week. She also
said many orientation counselors were
not staying with the job the entire week.
"We realize it took a bit to stick with
it that long," she said.
"Orientation will be shorter to get
people going on what they're here for,"
Organizers were also able to shorten
the week by shortening the time it took
to get the freshmen registered. Compu
ters will be used in the registration
during the fall and will significantly
reduce the time it took for registration.
Perhaps one of the biggest changes
will be in convocation. Two separate
convocations will be held in Memorial
Hall instead of in Carmichael Audit
orium, where it has traditionally been
held. Two sessions are necessary
because the entire freshmen class cannot
fit into Memorial at one time.
Hunter said the decision to move was
made because convocation tended to be
a long pep rally in Carmichael. That's
not the intent of convocation," she said.
The first session will probably be
Saturday night when the freshmen
move in. Hunter said. Sunday, the
freshmen will have their general college
sessions. Monday and Tuesday they will
meet with advisers and go through
registration. Classes are scheduled to
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Kevin Cook, a junior from Chapel Hill, relaxes the Pit. He said the metal hammock-like structure
Tuesday on one of the new pieces of sculpture in was comfortable. Well, maybe.
Boran cooMmg stirs debate
By GRANT PARSONS
Although a recent Student Government report says there
was a connection between the University's 1982 decision to
cut back on cooking in the dorms and the development of
the mandatory meal plan, the administration said the decision
was for safety measures.
The "Report to Patricia Wallace, Student Body President,
on the Mandatory Meal Plan" states: "After a grease fire
in Aycock Dorm in April 1982, it was decided over the
summer to end cooking in all dormitories. We believe this
was the excuse which was waited for. This creates strong
inferences of bad faith in the procedural aspects of the meal
The Food Service Advisory Committee minutes note in
several places that cooking in dorms was detrimental to the
use of food service on campus, the report states.
But James O. Cansler, associate vice chancellor and dean
of Student Affairs, disagreed.
"There's no question that persons involved with food
service on other campuses saw, and would see again, that
the continuation of cooking in residence halls is counter
productive," Cansler said. "But (cooking in dorms) was
curtailed for reasons of saftey.
"There had been a series of residence hall fires around
the country and a growing sensitivity to residence hall fires,"
he said. "After (the fire in) Aycock, the trustees themselves
raised the question of cooking in the rooms."
In November 1981, consultants Hill, Inlow, and Jacobs
recommended in a report "that the university begin a step-by-
step phaseout or curtailment of in-room residence hall
cooking. This practice has a major negative impact on campus
food service operations."
But the FSAC disagreed with the consultants' recommen
dation. An FSAC report on the recommendations states,
"the committee believes it is not desirable to enforce a
prohibition of cooking at this time."
The University administrators decided to change the policy
after the Aycock fire, and after the N.C. deputy insurance
commissioner sent a memo to the University recommending
that "all . . . appliances such as hot plates, deep fat fryers
and electric frypans be prohibited."
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begin Aug. 22.
During the Saturday through Tues
day orientation period, orientation
programmers will try to incorporate
several educational programs for the
freshmen such as alcohol education and
community responsibility, Hunter said.
There will also be a program on learning
resources that will cover areas such as
how to use the math lab and how to
take notes from lectures.
This is a new program for the
University, but it has worked in other
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university systems, said Camille Roddy,
on-campus coordinator for the Black
"There may be some problems we
have not sought out yet," Roddy said.
"But well deal with them as they come
up." She added that she did not
anticipate any problems.
Orientation organizers also decided
to do away with the orientation packets
that were traditionally distributed to
frfhmen. Hunter said the packets did
not do the job they were designed to
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'There had been a series of residence hall
fires around the country. After the Aycock
fire, the trustees raised the question of
cooking in the rooms. 9 James Cansler
Cansler wrote in a memo to John Temple, then-associate
vice chancellor for business: "I believe this letter forces us
to change the cooking in rooms policy by the fall semester
(1982) and that we should get on with it. We should write
all . . . residents, advise them not to bring hot plates, deep
fat fryers and electric frypans to campus when they return
in August." ,
The implementation of the policy change was delayed until
spring 1983 because some students said they needed time
to adjust and there was not much assurance of food service
on South Campus, Cansler said. .
"It was also delayed to give the Residence Hall Association
and Student Government the opportunity to see if they could
come up with another plan," he said.
Fetzer Mills, one of the authors of the Student Government
report, said Tuesday that this information did not weaken
his charge that the administrations' actions were not in good
"One condition of (then-Student Body President) Mike
Vandenbergh's acceptance of the $100 meal plan is that he
had known that students could buy groceries with the meal
card and cook in their rooms," he said. "Then the
administrators went back on the agreement by banning
cooking in the dorms."
Cooking in the dorms has been recently threatened further,
as residence hall area directors plan to re-evaluate the use
of hot pots in dormitory rooms. After recent fire alarms
were set off by smoke from hot pots, the University's Office
of Health and Safety notified the Department of Housing
. that hot pots might be a fire hazard, said Wayne Kuncl,
director of University Housing.
Kuncl said the area directors would meet about this issue
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do. "They were a waste of time and
Instead, an advertisement will be
placed in The Daily Tar Heel listing all
the campus organizations and telling
how to join them.
Applications are now available for
people interested in being a pre
orientation or orientation counselor.
Applications should be a.;;i.ib!c at the
Union and at residence halls. Hunter
said. Deadline for returning the .ippli
cations is April 3.
By RUTHIE PIPKIN
STV members are pushing for cable
installation in the dorms, but Director
of Housing Wayne Kuncl said he could
not consider budgeting the project
before next year.
A telecommunications committee
studied the issue for Kuncl and this fall
recommended starting the cable instal
lation at South Campus at an estimated
cost of $75,000. But Kuncl said dorm
repairs took priority over entertain
ment, and he did not want to increase
student rent beyond a reasonable rate.
"My concern has been basically
looking at cable TV as purely entertain
ment," Kuncl said. "It's not seen as the
highest priority of student rent money
. . . Looking at our priorites, we have
other work we need to do before."
John Wilson, past program director
for STV, said he thought Kuncl was
overlooking potential sources of fund
ing. Wilson said Jim Heavner; president
of Village Companies, had offered to
donate cable and install the system at
minimum profit. But in a phone
conversation from New York, Heavner
said he had no knowledge of his offer.
"That's news to me," Heavner said.
"The obstacle is not Village Cable,
however. WeVe been eager to pursue
any conversation or operation to
provide the cable service to the campus
since we first went into business in
Heavner said he was not sure what
the University's policy on cable was and
did not know where the statement about
his donation originated. "I'm not sure
where the word donate surfaced,"
Heavner said. "WeVe indicated we'd be
.glad to wire and service it not as
a donation but as a business then,
to serve the campus. Or we'd be glad
for the University to build a system, and
then we'd provide service if the Uni
"Generally I'd say we've been more
eager to move ahead on this than the
Wilson said he thought Kuncl had
ignored the recommendations of the
telecommunications committee. "Kuncl
has been very slow to move," he said.
"The telecommunications committee
did a very thorough job and presented
him with a detailed report and a strong
recommendation to put cable in South
Campus by the fall of 1986, which he
has totally ignored without explaining
Kuncl named funding, not lethargy,
as the project's major obstacle. "I'd like
very much to provide cable to all the
residence halls on campus," he said. "It
could allow for cable use and also allow
for data transmission a computer
hook in. The issue is more than just
providing cable for entertainment.
"If someone gave me $75,000, plus
the operating cost for one year on a
monthly basis, I'd be more than happy
to put cable on South Campus. If some
rich donor wanted to give it to me, or
the students wanted to raise the money,
I'd say OK."
STV Director of Development Bal
ram Kakkar said the project needed to
get under way so their programming
could reach more students. Kakkar said
many students weren't aware of how
much STV's programing had improved
or how much work students put into
it. "Our programing has improved so
much and is only shown at Mr. Gatti's,
and the adminstration is not doing a
damn thing about it," Kakkar said.
STV is shown in Sadlack's Heroes
every Wednesday at 10 p.m. andevery
Tuesday and Thursday at 12:30 p.m.
in the upstairs lounge of the Carolina
Kakkar said he hoped to win CGC
support. "That'll be our next step
because we're not getting anywhere with
the administration," Kakkar said.
"Kuncl said, 'Cable is not my priority.'
If it's not his priority, he should give
it to someone who can be responsible
"To put cable in is not going to take
that much money and time. It's just the
bureaucracy we have to go through and
the circles we have to go around to try
and do something."
Kakkar said he thought CGC support
would make the project easier. "(Then)
the administration would see it's not just
a few students in STV who want cable
in the dorms, but all the students."
Kakkar said he felt Kuncl had never
considered the issue seriously and had
devised the telecommunications com
mittee last spring to appease STV
members who approached him.
"We approached Kuncl a few months
ago and tried to see where the cable
issue was," Kakkar said. "He pulled out
a big folder and said cable was his last
We basically concluded that the
committee was established to stall us.
Students have done everything for STV.
Now it's time for the administration to