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Copyright 1985 The Daily Tar Heel
Digging up support
The Carolina Indian Circle
circulates petitions to
preserve an archaeological
site. See story, page 3.
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 93, Issue 102
Friday, November 15, 1985
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
News Sports Arts 962-0245
Dy STUART TONKINSON
Student Government efforts to get UNC to
divest all funds from corporations operating in
South Africa proved futile Thursday, as
University officials responded with the same
rejection they had handed to a similar request
two years ago.
After deliberating in closed session, the UNC
Board of Trustees of the Endowment Fund
upheld a brief statement first issued April 22,
1983 that denounced apartheid but opposed
Trustees made the decision after hearing
Student Government representatives present a
plan that would have led to complete divestiture
of all funds held in corporations operating in
South Africa by 1989. The University currently
invests $5.9 million of its Endowment Fund
(about 7 percent) in corporations operating in
South Africa, including American Express,
Coca-Cola, General Motors and IBM.
According to the trustees' statement, "the
primary charge of the Endowment Trustees is
to maximize risk-adjusted investment returns for
the charitable purposes of the University
community. We do not think divestiture is
consistent with that responsibility."
During the hearing, some trustees explained
to the students why they opposed divestiture.
Trustee Robert C. Eubanks said he opposed
apartheid but that "we have to understand the
needs of a university like this. We need to do
what's really going to be effective, and I'm not
sure this is worth the price."
But Anti-Apartheid Support Group member
Dale T. McKinley said, "We still feel that they
are avoiding the moral issue. Most of the
members (of the Board) are businessmen ...
Most of what they see is numbers."
Student Government Executive Assistant Ray
Wallington agreed. "You have to strike a balance
between conscience and business."
Furthermore, students said the costs of
switching to alternative investments often did
not mean a loss to the investor. They' supplied
trustees with a list of several investment
portfolios that did very well without investing
in corporations active in South Africa.
Student Body President Patricia Wallace, who
serves on the Board of Trustees of the University
(not the Endowment Fund), suggested "perhaps
we could develop something flexible to save as
much income as possible." According to the
students, their plan would satisfy that condition.
The plan called for:
The University to not purchase any new
stocks or bonds in corporations doing business
in South Africa;
UNC to immediately sell stocks and bonds
without losing money in corporations operating
in South Africa; ' ' ' A . - :
UNC to sell at least half its stocks and bonds
in such corporations by 1988, and the remainder
by 1989, with a grace period of one year to allow
for poor market conditions;
UNC to urge corporations to pull out of
South Africa and other universities to divest m
the same way;
UNC to donate $ 10,000 to the South African
Institute of Race Relations to help needy South
Africans attend institutions of higher education;
The formation of a committee of faculty
members, students and trustees to evaluate UNC
The University presently only invests in
corporations which follow the Sullivan Princi
ples - companies which do not consider race
when hiring and employing workers. But the
students attacked the Sullivan Principle as failing
to address apartheid outside the workplace.
After the hearing, McKinley said the BOT
seemed to be using its acceptance of the Sullivan
Principles as a conciliation to students.
"It makes them appear that they're going in
the right direction," he said. "Some members
of the Board of Trustees (of the Endowment
Fund) do not want , to be involved in contro
versial questions." - 'As ;
Wallington said he was obviously diappointed
with the decision.
"I cant say that I was surprised," he said.
"They have a responsibility to maximize
(income) for the University."
He said the students had gone into the meeting
hoping to convince the Trustees to divest because
South African instability questioned its future
as a source of profit. "But you can't argue
business with businessmen," he said. And they
(Trustees) can't lend themselves to moral
Trustee Chairman J. Clint Newton said he
supported full divestiture. "It's the right and
honorable thing to do," he said.
Former Student Body President Kevin
Monroe agreed. "It's the right thing to do, and
that's what it comes down to."
In a letter to the trustees read by McKinley
and Wallington, the Anti-Apartheid Support
Group wrote that the April 22, 1983 rejection
of student requests for divestiture showed that
the Trustees had "abrogated its commitment to
human justice and equality, principles which the
University proudly projects as its motto."
But that didn't keep the Trustees from
rejecting the request a second time.
"We worked very hard, and we went in with
high hopes," Wallington said. "It's obviously
The Anti-Apartheid Support Group will hold
teach-ins on South Africa next week, and they
plan to hold a ' referendum on University
divestment for the February elections, Walling
ton said. "Now it's back to square one."
DTH Charlotte Cannon
Michael (left) and Jamie McCormick of leaves floating downstream beneath the
Chapel Hill stirring up the newly fallen Arboretum bridge.
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By ANDY TRINCIA
State and National Editor
An open forum to discuss nuclear arms is
scheduled for noon today in the Pit, a warm
up for Saturday's march through campus to
protest the Reagan administration's "Star
Wars" defense plan.
The forum was tentatively scheduled to
include a debate between a member of
Students Taking Action for Nuclear Disar
mament and one from College Republicans,
said Joel Segal, coordinator of the Saturday
afternoon march sponsored by STAND and
the Campus Awareness Network.
Segal, a second-year law student from
Charlotte, said the march would begin in the
Pit at 1 p.m., proceed down Cameron and
Columbia streets and end on Franklin Street.
There a speaker would address the marchers,
Segal said a free concert in the Forest
Theater featuring the Flying Pigs, Flat" Duo
Jets and the Triangle Funkateers would follow
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AT Groups jmningTXND'anii CAN" For the
march include Physicians for Social Respon
sibility, the N.C. Center for Peace and
Education, Fellowship to Reverse the Arms
Race and STOP, Chapel Hill High School's
Segal said he expected 500 to 1,000 people
to turn out for the march. One of the primary
goals of the event, he said, would be to receive
"I want press coverage because there are
people who- oppose 'Star Wars' and want
Ronald Reagan to have this message before
he meets with (Soviet leader Mikhail)
Gorbachev at the upcoming summit," Segal
UNC President William C. Friday said
Thursday that students and faculty should
have the right to express their beliefs, provided
they act within the policies of the University.
"I. believe and have supported throughout
my entire administration that students and
faculty have the right to express themselves
on issues important as this," Friday said. "I
believe that it is in the tradition of this
university that students should have this
irreddmTI am supportive of this.'' A A-AAA"
Segal said the influence of students in the
1960s led to a halt of U.S. involvement in
Vietnam. He said he hoped today's students
could provide enough influence to freeze the
"A lot of students here think we don't have
an important reason to march, but we do,"
Segal said. "Students in the '60s stopped our
involvement in Vietnam. Our reason is that
the extinction of the human race from nuclear
weapons is the most crucial problem facing
Segal said Reagan's Strategic Defense
Initiative, or "Star Wars," would be the main
focus of the march. The SDI is too costly
and will not work, Segal said.
"If we have the 'Star Wars' system depolyed,
the Soviets will find a way to make sure it
doesn't work," he said. "That's the nature of
technology. It won't work."
Segal said the money spent on the SDI
should be spent on better things such as the
eradication of poverty, more student aid and
Medicaid and Medicare progarams.
Segal said no opposition to the march was
expected, but he hoped any protesters would
act peacefully or join the cause for STAND,
CAN and the other groups.
By THOMAS BEAM
A proposed transfer of the marching band
from the Division of Student Affairs to the
music department will require more discus
sion before it can take place, said Donald
Boulton, vice chancellor and dean of Student
"We (Boulton and J. W. Pruett, music
department chairman,) need to get together
and do some, more talking," Boulton said.
"There are still some things we need to work
Pruett said he proposed the transfer to
Boulton last year because "it would be useful
... to have all musical activities under one
The proposed transfer was sent through a
committee of administrators and faculty
members, he said. The committee then
submitted a report to Pruett and Boulton.
"IVe talked to the chancellor, and about
the only thing we have left to take care of
is funding," Boulton said. "The University
needs to find a way to raise the money.
"In the past, the athletic department has
supported the band to the tune of a quarter
of a million dollars. That and about $3,000
a year from alumni was all of our funding,"
Boulton said the band operated on a budget
of about $50,000 a year. An improvement
package that is part of the transfer would
require "double or possibly triple" that figure,
Included in the improvement package are
the purchase of new uniforms and instru
ments. "The initial cost of the planned
improvements will be high," Boulton said.
"But after that, the costs would level off."
Both Boulton and Pruett agreed that
negotiations about the transfer had gone well.
"I told him (Boulton) that whichever way
the decision goes, this department stands
ready to help produce the best band for the
University," Pruett said.
Band Director John Yesulaitis said the
music department would benefit from the
move because it would gain access to more
Reactions to the move among band
members have been mixed.
Band President Ladeane Hawes said the
transition looked "pretty positive."
"I think the music department is ready to
take us on," she said. "The transition also
gives us more money."
Equipment manager Joe Stewart said,
"Since most of what we do is spirit-oriented,
I had some reservations about going into an
"WeVe had a quality program here," he
said. "And we want to maintain that level
of quality." t
Michelle Tenhengel, a sophomore band
member from Matthews, said she saw no
problems with the move. "The music will
probably improve with more music majors,"
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By DEMISE MOULTRIE
It was hot in Chapel Hill as people gathered in Memorial
Hall for the taping of a musical variety TV show pilot, "Bo
Thorpe's Campus Caravan of Music," Thursday night.
The music satisfied a variety of tastes, from the classic
Love is a Many Splendored Thing to the Blues Brother
As people gathered for the show, Thorpe, a, 1956 UNC
graduate, was giving directions for how to clap hands during
a live video taping. "Just clap them soft and fast, then it
sounds like there are five more people in your seat," he said.
Thorpe warmed his audience for the night's performers
with the story of how he and about six other members of
the football team auditioned for the chorus line in a
Playmakers production of "Kiss Me Kate" and made it.
"Can you imagine six football players in pink tights?" he
said. "When I was here (at UNC), I was the smallest back
on the varsity football team and I was 168 pounds of
Thorpe's 17-member orchestra opened the show with a
song called Over-swung, which he called "a song for a
swinging audience," The Generation Singers, a group
composed of two men and a woman, sang Smooth Operator.
The show went smoothly, until the orchestra began to
play New York, New York. Then an announcer, out of sight
of the audience, said: "Stop, Bo. WeVe got to change the
lighting set." Suddenly, the stage went dark and a picture
of New York City appeared in the background. The band
Gene Merola, a Las Vegas comedian, went on stage with
his guitar and his harmonica. He entertained the audience
with a song about his ex-fiance, Carol, who was ". . . the
bottom of the barrel" and didn't brush her teeth often.
Merola, who seemed to be informed about the UNC
N.C. State rivalry, taught the audience words to one of his
songs, Oo-oo-oo. The audience caught on slowly, but Merola
said, "That's all right, when I went to N.C. State, I had
to write out the words."
When Merola finished his act, the UNC Cheerleaders led
the audience in singing Carolina Victory. The orchestra
played the alma mater, Hark the Sound, and the audience
sang, but some ended the fight song with "Rah, Rah,
Carolina-lina" instead of "Go to hell, State."
After the all the Carolina spirit, the Four Aces entertained
the audience with songs including Stranger in Paradise and
Tell Me Why.
The Generation Singers appeared again to sing Surfin'
USA, while members of the audience danced in the orchestra
pit. The highlight of the evening was a Blues Brothers' medley,
which included songs like Soul Man and Shout.
Throughout the performance, the announcer's voice called
out directions such as, "All right, Bo, do your thing at center
so we can give you a nice backlight."
Thorpe's answer to such requests would be, "That's how
it is when you're taping a show, ... but if you mess up
you can always do it again." Thorpe said, "When we do
a show in Las Vegas, the tickets are usually 40 bucks a
shot, but I think we priced the tickets right (free) tonight."
He said he appreciated the enthusiasm of the audience, but
"if I get more out of those people in Alabama than I get
out of my UNC Tar Heels, I wont know about yall chillun'."
Tom R as berry, a senior from Plymouth, said, "I think
it's great that he came back to this university to make this
the pilot show. ... He seems to have given a lot of credit
to Carolina and his fraternity Theta Chi."
Andi Hayworth, a sophomore from Valdosta, Ga., said
she attended the taping because her aunt recommended it.
"They (her aunt and Thorpe) live in the same town. It's
a nice change of pace and it's always nice to listen to
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Two members of the Generation singers Imitating the Blues Brothers In last night's UNC-TV Bo Thorpe pilot taping
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