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Copyright 1985 The Da7y far Hee
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 93, Issue 36
Tuesday, April 16, 1985
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
eh opnmmoBiis stooiiiiit mniaal plan
By Randy Farmer
University officials and members of the Committee Against
the Meal Plan remained firm on their stands for and against
the meal plan during a forum Monday night in Morrison
The dialogue throughout the two-hour-long forum was
informal, allowing each side to discuss its views in an
One purpose of the forum was to allow students to ask
adminstrators questions while both sides of the meal plan
issue were represented. But fewer than 10 students, at most,
attended to question the panel.
Present were Charles C. Antle, vice chancellor of Business;
James O. Cansler, associate vice chancellor and dean of
Student Affairs; Doug Berger, Mark Stafford and Jon Baker,
CAMP members. Both sides said they were glad they had
a chance to discuss the meal plan in person a chance
they had not had in the past.
In Cansler's opening remarks, he said that during the time
the meal plan was developed, something needed to be done
about the food situation on campus.
"Chase Hall was an albatross around the neck of the food
service and that is why it closed," Cansler said. "No one
could envision 6,700 people in housing eating junk food
because they did not have a food service."
The mandatory meal plan is just an assurance of the
continuation of food service on campus, Cansler said.
In addition, food service on campus needs a financial base,
Antle said. "I do not believe a food service can operate and
break even without a mandatory meal plan," he said.
The University over the past 50 years has had a food
service without a mandatory meal plan, and every food service
has lost money, Antle said.
Doug Berger said the mandatory meal plan was
unnecessary because students have all ready paid for
By GUY LUCAS
The Campus Governing Coun
cil's Ethics Committee will deter
mine Wednesday whether CGC
representative Anna Critz (Dist.
12) discriminated against the
Carolina Gay and Lesbian Asso
ciation on the basis of sexual
"preference when she gave the
group low merit scores in budget
hearings last week. .
CGC by-laws prohibit discrim
ination on the basis of sexual
After budget hearings April 10,
Critz said, "I don't think an
individual's sexual behavior
should be a basis for funding."
She also said gays were not the
same as other minorities because
they chose to be gay, and others
were minorities for biological
The question of whether Critz
discriminated against the CGLA
was raised by Tom Vlcek (Dist.
16), who said he and Ethics
Committee Chairman Jay Gold
ring (Dist. 7) felt Critz's only basis
for her scoring was that CGLA
members were gay.
"We felt from her statement
that that was her sole reason for
her scores," he said.
Goldring said, "I think it's very
serious that she openly stated that
she was discriminating on the
basis of sexual preference, and
that's against the CGC by-laws."
Vlcek explained that Alan Ross
(Dist. 5), who said he gave the
CGLA low scores because that
was what the people in his district
wanted, was not brought to the
attention of the Ethics Committee
because he was apparently acting
in what he believed to be his
district's interests. Ross did not
give the CGLA scores as consist
ently low as Critz did, Vlcek said.
"We are assuming he at least
talked to people in his district,"
Critz said she was not con
cerned about the accusations. She
said she did not do anything
wrong but would not comment
further until she found out more
about the accusations.
"No charges have been pressed,
and I'm very innocent, and I'm
very right," she said. "I'm not
going to make any comments
about that until I get more
Goldring said his committee,
which also includes Wyatt Closs
(Dist. 10) and John Nicholson
(Dist. 17), would determine if
Critz violated CGC by-laws and
what action to take if she did.
If she is found to have discrim
inated on the basis of sexual
preference but refused to help
solve the problem, her case will
go to the full CGC, Goldring said.
If she agreed to cooperate, one
possible course of action would
be to invalidate her scores, which
would raise the CGLA's total
scores since Critz scored the
group the lowest overall of the
four Student Affairs Committee
By KAREN YOUNGBLOOD
Students opposed to the mandatory
meal plan have a chance to be heard
at a rally in the Pit today at noon.
The rally is being held to inform
students about the mandatory meal
plan and to encourage them to vote in
Thursday's referendum that will allow
students to voice their opinions about
the plan, said Fetzer Mills, co-author
of a Student Government report that
opposes the mandatory meal plan.
"I would strongly encourage all
students to get out to that rally," he
said. "This is a student issue and they
can do something about it."
Anderson agreed. "The main purpose
of the rally is to get people excited so
theyH go vote," she said. "There is a
diverse group of people speaking we
want to show that (the mandatory meal
plan) affects everyone."
Mills said the mandatory meal plan
was unnecessary. "It's unnecessary,
unwise and unfair," he said. "It's a basic
violation of your rights to eat, and it's
forcing the poorest students to subsidize
a private corporation."
Twelve speakers at the rally will each
present a different aspect of how the
mandatory meal plan affects students.
The speakers will be as follows:
Student Body President Patricia Wal
lace; Mills; Tom Terrell, former pres
ident of the Graduate and Professional
Student Federation; Sherrod Banks,
Sixth-grader Tim Smith, age 12, practices his high jump on Fetzer Field
renovations in Lenoir Hall.
"The meal plan is giving ARA an up-front sum of money
so they can invest it," Berger said. "It's a violation of personal
choice." Students should not have to subsidize a private
enterprise for a profit, he said.
But Antle said the University audited ARA's books and
found that ARA had not been making a profit.
"ARA has lost a lot of money," Antle said. "The expenses
ARA has incurred are real."
After recent renovations in Lenoir Hall, sales went up
30, but expenses went up 38, Antle said. ARA stays
at UNC because ARA thinks UNC is great, he said.
ARA suffers losses because it only has 21 full weeks for
operation, competition from off-campus eating areas and
overhead costs due to high utilites.
Berger said the University did not ask the students about
the mandatory meal plan, and the administration has
misrepresented results of surveys and studies about the meal
Cansler said, "We have never claimed that survey taken
of the students and the parents supported anything but a
$ 1 0-per- semester fee for renovations. "
"The survey does say that student and parents feel a strong
need for a good food service and are willing to pay a fee
for it," Cansler said.
Berger said it was unfair to have only the residents on
campus fund the food service since the community at large
benefits from it.
Cansler said: "This is not too great a price to pay if this
is the only way to have a food service. I don't see any other
way to do it.
"I simply do not think it is possible to look at the evidence
at this time and say we are wrong," Cansler said.
"The fact that weVe had the three best and biggest food
service businesses here in the past 17 years indicates there
are problems with food service here on campus," Cansler
said. "Well never satisfy everbody."
former president of the Black Student
Movement; Sibby Anderson, BSM
president; Mark Stafford, former
Residence Hall Association president;
Tim Cobb, RHA president; Nicholas
Didow, professor of business; Wyatt
Closs, speaker of the Campus Govern
ing Council; Doug Berger, Democratic
Socialists of America member; David
Fazio, president of Students for Amer
ica; and Robyn Hadley, Rhodes
Anderson said she would address
possible discrimination involved with
the mandatory meal plan and the black
students living on South Campus. "But
it's not just the discrimination," she said.
We don't want to turn people off. It
(the plan) affects everyone."
Stafford said he was concerned with
how the meal plan would affect students
financially. "IH be concentrating on the
actual economic aspects of the plan,"
he said. "Such as the claims that the
plan is in the best interest of students,
(which) is false."
Stafford said he felt students could
change the implementation of the
mandatory meal plan. "The battle's only
begun," he said. "We're going to have
to force the point on the Board of
Trustees. We have to show them the
information they have is' not correct.
"I hope people listen and take
whatever they learn to the ballot box"
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UNC head basketball coach Dean Smith gives the Frank Porter Graham speech on excellence during the induction
ceremonies for the Order of the Golden Fleece Monday night in Memorial Hall.
Smith says failure can be a pkss,
success utot a wnonetavy factor
By TOM CONLON
Speaking on society's measure of excellence and success
and how failure makes one grow, North Carolina head
basketball coach Dean Smith told about 500 people in
Memorial Hall Monday night to be all they can be.
Smith delivered the 1985 Frank Porter Graham Lecture
on Excellence at the Order of the Golden Fleece's annual
tapping ceremony, where 22 students and five professional
people were inducted into the order.
Following the induction, WCHL Sportscaster Woody
Durham, who was among the inductees, introduced Dean
Smith as a fine coach who took over a probation-ridden
basketball program in 1961 and proved a coach can be
successful by honest means.
"Then-Chancellor William Aycock told the young Dean
Smith three words: Do not cheat.' And he did not and
will not," Durham said. "We have living proof you can
finish first by doing it right."
Smith opened Ju speech with several one liners and
scattered jokes, admitting he had his notes but left his
glasses in the car. He said the only prepared speech he
ever delivere was to a high school banquet in 1961.
Monday night's speech was Smith's first public address
to the University community.
"When we talk about success, it bothers me when I
think of the success fantasy in our American culture,"
Smith said. "It measures success in the amount of money
you have or how big your house is. This sense of
materialism is probably universal it is perhaps the
Hot pot ban
By JOY THOMPSON
If students continue to be negligent
with cooking appliances, they can
expect a ban on all cooking in dormi
tories except in designated cooking
areas, said Collin Rustin, associate
director of University Housing.
Rustin made this comment Thursday
after a meeting at which area directors
Smith was working out with the Chapel Hill Running Club's youth program;
a possibility in dlormitoFies
discussed whether hot pots should be
banned from dorms. Within the past
13 months, two dorm-room fires
resulted from the misuse of hot pots
and sparked a recommendation from
the Health and Safety Office that the
Housing Department consider banning
Area directors at Thursday's meeting
said hot pots should not be banned,
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Smith praised public and preparatory school teachers,
saying they are underpaid, and their roles in society are
undermined. "The public school and prep school teachers
have had your mind for many years to make you grow,
and we pay them less than an airline stewardess," he said.
"Many excellent teachers have left the field because they
can't make it. Georgetown Coach John Thompson would
probably be an educator today if it had paid more
although I'm glad he's a coach today.
"Something in society puts the entertainer up there,"
he said, citing his former basketball player Michael Jordan
as an example. "Many are well deserving, but it is not
where our priorities should be."
Speaking on a political issue, Smith drew applause by
denouncing the nuclear arms race. "Congress feels it can
only be a winner or a loser," he said. "It feels it must
be number one in the arms race when number two could
blow up the whole world. All that money could better
be spent to bring about and solve social issues."
Smith said it was through failure that, many people
discovered their true potential and overcame their
weaknesses. "Ninety percent of you will have some sort
of failure or crisis at some point," he said. "Failure is
relative to perspective. Failure is relative to time. And
failure is relative to your use of it.
"In history, Christopher Columbus was very much a
failure in finding a new passageway to India. But what
did he find? The new frontier," Smith said. "This is failure
relative to perspective.
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Rustin said, because students use them
as a mainstay in preparing beverages
and cooking in their rooms. The lack
of adequate kitchen facilities was also
a concern, he said.
"I don't think hot pots should be
banned right now because we don't
provide enough kitchen facilities," said
Ellen Wilbur, area director of Spencer
and the Triad.
But Rustin said that if students
continued to be negligent in cooking
with hot pots, the Housing Department
would ban them for safety reasons.
"Most policy changes by (the Housing
Department) have resulted from con
stant abuses by students," he said.
"Fortunately for us, all we have had
is property damage and not bodily harm
from any of these incidents."
Continued negligence could also lead
to an order from the state fire marshal,
Rustin said. "The last policy change
(banning hot plates and other high heat,
open coil appliances) was a requirement
from the state fire marshal," he said.
"And if it comes from the state fire
marshal it is going to happen."
Steve Flury, fire and safety officer for
the University, said he recommended
banning hot pots. "I would think that
since they (hot pots) do appear to be
causing enough heat to cause damage
if left on, I would recommend (banning
hot pots) from a fire safety point of
view," he said.
If students began starting fires with
any other appliances, Flury said he
would recommend a ban on those, also.
But Flury said he would not go as
far as recommending a ban on all
electrical appliances because he did not
think they all were problems.
"I think one consideration when we
banned hot plates and other items was
that they had an open heat source and
could heat other things," Flury said. "A
toaster oven may not generate enough
heat on its external surface to set
anything on fire. It also depends on
what is surrounding the appliance."
The first fire incident caused by a hot
pot occurred in Cobb dormitory in
December 1983, and the second in
Avery in January of this year. In both
incidents, a student left the room with
a hot pot plugged in, Flury said. When
the liquid in the pots boiled out, the
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