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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 93, Issue 57
Tuesday, September 10, 1S35
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Dy KEITH GRIFFLER
"I don't believe in your position in
South Africa. I may only be 12 years
old, but I feel strongly that you aren't
thinking of the people. I myself am half
black and half white, but I am still a
person who cares about the situation.
Please think about what I have written. "
These words express sentiments
shared by the hundreds of authors of
postcards sent to U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms.
The postcards were part of a cam
paign sponsored by the Orange County
Rainbow Coalition of Conscience
Committee on Southern Africa that
culminated in a candlelight vigil Sun
day, when the cards were collected.
Other groups participating in the
campaign and vigil included the Black
Student Movement, the Young Demo
crats, the Orange County Democratic
Party, the State Bar Association and
the departments of African and Afro
American studies of UNC.
The postcard campaign came at a
crucial time, with the Senate set to vote
this week on economic sanctions against
the government of South Africa. Helms
threat to filibuster the bill led to the
campaign's slogan "Tell Jesse: 'Do Not
"It is important that our representa
tives listen to us," said Kim
McGaughey, a member of the
"We feel compelled to do as much
as we can, said Yonni Chapman,
another Committee member. "(There's
a) lot of potential for impact in local
The Committee on Southern Africa
formed last November to "promote
peace and justice in Southern Africa. . .
(and to) educate people (about the
area), Chapman said.
Anti-apartheid activities primarily
aim to economically cripple South
Africa through sanctions and
"Economic (measures) really hurt
apartheid, Chapman said.
The group sees no truth to allegations
that economic sanctions only would
hurt black South Africans.
"Economic sanctions hurt black
people (in South Africa) only in the
business forced out of business," said
James Ellis, a South African-born
Ellis said the blacks employed in
industry represented only a small
percentage of black workers, with the
majority employed in domestic, farm,
and service work.
"These people are suffering anyway,"
he said. "When they go back (home)
at night, they go back to the same
Ellis said he did not believe the few
who worked in industry should receive
preferential treatment. That treatment
would be one result of continued foreign
investment in South Africa.
Ellis said the Rev. Jerry Falwell, a
staunch opponent of divestiture, was
"talking nonsense" when he said the
majority of black South Africans
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By RACHEL STIFFLER
Holding signs sporting the message
"Helms Once a Racist, Always a
Racist" and chanting "Ronald Reagan,
you can't hide; South African people
will decide," about 120 people gathered
in front of the Chapel Hill Post Office
Sunday night for a candlelight vigil
opposing apartheid in South Africa.
The purpose of the vigil, sponsored'1
by the Orange County Rainbow Coa
lition of Conscience, was to inform the
public about actions being taken to end
the South African government's apar
theid, policy, a system that places a
minority of about 4.5 million whites in
power over 22 million blacks. Blacks
are not allowed to vote, assemble freely,
own land or bear arms.
Before addressing the crowd, Jimmy
Ellis, a graduate student at UNC and
a black native South African, presented
a sign which read, "I love my country
and all of its people, but hate
Ellis criticized the term "racial
violence" used so often by the media,
saying it is not an accurate description
of the situation in South Africa. "The
violence is not of the people's making,"
he said. "It is a violence inflicted on
He cited an example of a minister
friend in South Africa who was recently
jailed after years of leading peaceful
demonstrations against apartheid when
South African police accused him of
wearing his clerical robe as battle dress.
Kirsten Nyrop, Democratic candi
date for the 4th Congressional District,
criticized the Reagan adminstration for
not taking a firm stand against
Nyrop said the administration needs
to make it clear "that normal relations
can no longer be taken for granted" as
long as apartheid exists.
. She said the United States should
take the lead by making its position
clear and should assume an active role
in negotiations between the races in
South Africa so that peace can be
restored and blacks can assume a more
active role in government.
Joe Herzenberg, a candidate for
Chapel Hill Town Council, urged those
at the vigil to speak out against what
he called "tyranny."
Herzenberg said he disagreed with the
man who wrote a letter to the editor
of The Chapel Hill Newspaper saying
that Americans had no right to com
plain about apartheid in South Africa
See S. AFRICA page 5
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By LORETTA GRANTHAM
Assistant City Editor
Using your Carolina wisdom, choose
the best definition for "Big bucks!! Big
This phrase means:
a) what zealous game show participants
squeal on "Press Your Luck. "
b) what zealous big game hunters
scream during a stampede of large male
c) what zealous Tar Heel fans bring to
Chapel Hill during football season.
With the first home football game just
around the corner, the best answer, of
course, is (c). Football Saturdays mean
crowds, and crowds mean money, and
money means Carolina souvenirs.
"We're doing a couple of special
things this year," said manager Shelton
Henderson of The Shrunken Head
Boutique, a local store filled with Tar
Tailgate picnic baskets containing
ketchup, napkins, cups and other
related items are new on The Shrunken
Head's seemingly endless list of UNC
odds and ends.
The store also offers "Carolina Ram
Shacks," Henderson said, adding that
they are "very, very unusual."
Each handmade wooden hut is about
a foot wide and resembles a 1920s
storefront complete with feedbags and
window awnings, he said. Over the door
of each decorative model is a sign
reading "Carolina Tar Heel Club."
Orders will be taken for the shacks,
which are priced at $34.95 each,
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The complete UNC fan may now buy
Carolina shoes at The Shrunken Head,
he said. The store carries sizes ranging
from infant to adult.
Football jerseys, styled like those
worn by the Tar Heel team, are constant
favorites, Henderson said. Such jerseys
will also be available at Carolina Pride,
said Carolina Pride employee Larry
Carolina Pride has its own printing
shop, so fans may choose any number
for their jerseys, he explained. Different
styles of sweatshirts, shorts and T-shirts
fiU the store, James said.
"We've got a lot of variety for our
customers," he said. "We're expecting
nice crowds in here, and if it's like it's
been in the past, our store will be
Increased business means keeping
more employees on hand, said Linda
Layman of Johnny TrShirt, a store
featuring Carolina clothing, flasks,
water bottles and other knickknacks.
"We get a lot more stuff in for the
football stock," she said, adding that
flasks sell out quickly.
Flasks are also top sellers at Top of
the Hill, a convenience store which
carries beverages, munchies, caps and
bumper stickers, said employee Bill
"Of course we have a lot of extra
beer," he said, adding that the amount
sold during football season has
increased during the past couple of
years. "The big day used to be when
we played ECU (East Carolina Univer
sity), but we've surpassed that (in sales)
even though we don't play them
anymore," Newsome said.
Tougher drinking laws have not had
a major effect on Top of the Hill's sale
of alcoholic beverages, he said, adding
that he expects sales to be up during
With so many stores competing for
attention from ready-to-spend Carolina
fans, enticing decorations are necessary
to lure the crowds.
A 100-pound brass ram will be part
of The Shrunken Head's decor, said
Henderson. Smaller versions will be
available for purchase.
"We're decorating the store with
newer merchandise right in front,"
James said, in discussing Carolina
Pride's preparation for the football
Johnny T-Shirt's storefront will also
be stocked with new items and old
favorites. "Right now I'm filling up the
window with sweats and stuff," Layman
said. "WeVe taken up so much time to
When asked if businesses look foward
to or dread football season, Newsome
answered, "Both. As far as money is
concerned it's great. As far as work,
well, we dont like it so much. But it's
worth it, and we're prepared."
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Lifeguard Jim Moushey, a junior economics major
from Asheville, keeps an eye on things at the UNC
Navy swimming pool behind Carmichael Gymnasium.
The pool closes Sept 29.
Safety concerns spur lighting inspection
By JOY THOMPSON
University administrators are responding to the growing
concerns about campus safety by investigating the lighting
in and around residence facilities, Wayne T. Kuncl, director
of University Housing, said in an interview Monday.
A group of four University representatives toured each
of the residence areas on the night of Sept. 3 to determine
if lighting around residence facilities needed improving, Kuncl
"In general, we found lighting to be very good around
residence halls, but we did pinpoint some areas where we
could improve lighting," Kuncl said.
Representatives from University Housing, University
Police, the Utilities Division and the Health and Safety Office
traveled around campus from 9 p.m. to midnight. They were
joined by each Area Director before inspecting the lighting
in and around the dormitories, Kuncl said.
The group determined that in some areas lighting should
be changed to increase visibility, in other areas more light
fixtures should be added, and in other areas lighting was
adequate, he said.
AH the South Campus areas had more than adequate
lighting, Kuncl said.
"There were no major problems," Kuncl said. "In general,
the south campus area had the least needs."
North Campus and Mid-Campus had the most need for
improvement, but problems were minor, he said.
"So what we're (University Housing) doing is going ahead
and making changes as suggested by the group," Kuncl said.
"If the the lights (to be repaired, or replaced) are not
attached to the residence halls they arc the Utilities Division's
responsibility," Kuncl said. "If the lights are attached to the
residence halls they're our (University Housing) expense."
Housing administrators are resolving the lighting problems
and ordering fixtures and other material, Kuncl said.
"Some of the material b at stock at the present time,"
Kuncl said. "Other (areas) may have to wait until materials
Over the next 30 to 45 (fays, all the repairs and alterations
should be completed, he said.
Kuncl added that there was little more he could do to
make residence facilities safer. Campus security really is an
individual responsibility, he said.
The major thing Housing administrators can do is alert
residents to take the normal precautions such as locking
room and suite doors, closing hall doors at night, walking
with other people and using the Rape and Assault Prevention
Escort Service, Kuncl said.
One man with courage makes a majority Andrew Jackson