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No relief yet They say cooler temps are on the way, but for today it will be a warm 93 Copyright 1985 The Daily Tar Heel For Pete's cake He rose to the occasion and tied Cobb. See stories page 4. Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Volume 93, Issue 57 Tuesday, September 10, 1S35 Chapel Hill, North Carolina NewsSportsArts 962-0245 BusinessAdvertising 962-1163 airJ c O on iQjoonc On guard mm rrrra rrr- Dy KEITH GRIFFLER Staff Writer "Senator Helms, "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 Filibuster.' " "It is important that our representa tives listen to us," said Kim McGaughey, a member of the committee. "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 activities." 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 divestiture. "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 group member. 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 (apartheid) system." 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 See VIGIL page 3 Gjroniip stages wSgiill tip protest sipairtihendl By RACHEL STIFFLER Staff Writer 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 apartheid." 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 them." 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 apartheid. 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 "' i: -.-v'. a. o wbdw miUnce UMC ff aims By LORETTA GRANTHAM Assistant City Editor Using your Carolina wisdom, choose the best definition for "Big bucks!! Big bucks!!" 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 deer. 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 Heel paraphernalia. 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, tit , - 1 - A, , - - I "'--'" N 1 V ... 'w ;V,"" 4 ": , J . l , : v. - , , ,1 x - I , ? sf jm . ' : f 1 - .. '' j .... . . VMwv;v;y tn ii ii ii .ii i " " ' "- -t...- . . ... .... ..m :i,v!rm Cannon f.!sry Henderson puts tho finishing touches cn a picnic basket Henderson said. 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 James. 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 packed." 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 Newsome. "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 football season. 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 masses. 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 decorate." 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." - , , - t i mm. .:.v I I ' f h I - I ' - i i , I i f"i ' ' I I . " . 7 "5 ' J ! - ? s ; ' " - ' '' , t i i V 1 , l " ; - ' i, iV X: 'J $Jk V " '1' -s' ' ' f , ' , . ( ' , ' t ;;;-7;i-,7::.;7:; ' ' "7 S; 'K;: 1 - s . - VJ , ? J MlilllBii illifcl ; ? lr i ' ' . ' i I , ' "" ' i ' - - - " 1 'J w s vsfe' lililipliliilllili mm ; Pill i w 5fc 4 DTHLarry Childress 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 Staff Writer 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 said. "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 arrive." 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

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