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2The Daily Tar Heel Tuesday, February 4, 1986
By JILL GEROER
State and National Editor
About 20 members of the Anti-Apartheid Support
Group held a rally in the Pit Monday afternoon, urging
students to vote in favor of the divestment referendum
on today's election ballot.
A crowd of about 100 gathered as group members
discussed why UNC should remove its $5.7 million
investment in South African companies, holding signs
reading "Divest Now" and "Free the Majority."
Members said UNC funds were contributing to
South Africa's racial inequalities because many of the
nation's large corporations do not provide equal pay
Karen Rindge, a group member and senior from
Tryon, said the referendum was important because
students have tried to get it on the ballot for several
"Tomorrow you can have a voice. Say where you
want your money spent," she told the crowd.
"Subjugation can spread like a disease. You can't
Group members and the crowd then chanted "Free
South Africa" and "Fired Up Wont Take it no
More" for a few minutes.
Dale McKinley, a group member and grad student
from Gweru, Zimbabwe, said the UNC Board of
Trustees justified its South African investments by
saying it had an obligation to make a profit for students.
He said students went before the BOT with a four
year divestment plan designed to keep the University
from losing money.
"They (BOT members) laughed at us, basically,"
McKinley said. "They said, Nice children, they're
interested in moral issues. "'
"Show your interest in South Africa. Have some
consicence as well," he told the crowd, illiciting
Helen Moore, a sophomore group member from
Charlotte, described an early example of South African
On March 21, 1960, five to 10,000 blacks held a
peaceful demonstration near Johannesburg. Police
opened fire on the crowd, leaving 67 dead and 186
wounded, she said.
Moore said a state of emergency was declared nine
days after this incident, and several weeks later,
thousands of people suspected of being "anti
government" were arrested.
"Today the state of emergency continues," she said.
"The point of my talking here today is ... that
divestment is a means of letting the country know . . .
apartheid is not acceptable."
Jimmy Ellis, a group member and grad student from
Capetown, South Africa, said he had seen apartheid's
atrocities for 37 years. He compared South African
deaths to those of seven Americans in last week's space
"Everyone was outraged and shocked (by the
explosion)," he said. "I was there, too, and cried (for
the shuttle deaths) but also for the selective morality
we have in our world. " -
"I wonder if I could ever call on the people of this
country, of this campus, to have disgust for this
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By GRANT PARSONS
Claude E. "Gene" Swecker has been named to the newly
created position of associate vice chancellor for facilities
management at UNC.
Swecker has been UNC physical plant director since 1977
and assumed the associate vice chancellor position Saturday.
"There is a need for improved coordination of campus
facilities," Swecker said Monday. And with the planned
growth of the campus, the need will increase, he added.
Campus facilities employees have reported to Ferris W.
Womack, vice chancellor for business and finance, Swecker
said, and now they will begin reporting to him, taking some
of the responsibilites from Womack.
Swecker will supervise more than 800 full-time employees .
in the departments of facilities planning, engineering and
construction, physical plant, utilities, property and equipment
control. Their combined budgets total more than $50 million.
He also will oversee the campus steam, telecommunica
tions, electrical and energy management systems, the campus
mail service, equipment inventory and property and risk
Womack said Swecker's experience and skill would help
him greatly in supervising those operations.
While Swecker was physical plant director, he supervised
the operation and maintenance of campus utilities,
maintenance and repairs to those utilities, housekeeping
operations and grounds maintenance.
Ingram Hies for Senate race;
st-minisie DsmotTat entrant
From Associated Press reports
RALEIGH - Former state Insu
rance Commissioner John Ingram
filed Monday as a Democratic
candidate for the U.S. Senate nom
ination, saying he was the most likely
to be elected of the party's
"I'm the only candidate who has
shown he can come back from
previous losses to win," Ingram said
after paying his $751 filing fee an
hour before the noon deadline to
enter the race.
Ingram, who served one term in
the state House and three terms as
insurance commissioner, becomes
the 10th Democrat to enter the race
for the seat held by retiring Repub
lican Sen. John East.
Haitian unrests continue
Security forces patrolling the capital
fired into the streets at random, while
2,000 protesters calling for the
downfall of President-for-Life
Claude Duvalier massed in a city in
Duvalier's government, facing the
most widespread anti-government
news in brief
rioting in its 14-year history, barred
foreign reporters from leaving Port-au-Prince,
the capital, without
Prisoner exchange reported
BONN, West Germany Two
newspapers reported Monday an
agreement between East and West
on a major prisoner exchange that
includes Soviet dissident Anatoly
Shcharansky, but there was no
official confirmation from West
Germany or the United States. (
Details of the reputed exchange
were printed in the mass-circulation
West German tabloid Bild and the
New York Times. Quoting "ranking
Soviet sources," Bild said U.S.,
Soviet and West German officials
had agreed to swap an unspecified
number of East bloc spies for
Shcharansky and 12 former Western
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By MICHELLE EFIRD
UNC will play a prominent role in a new lifestyle
guide about Chapel Hill and Carrboro, said Jan Elliott,
a Journalism School lecturer, in an interview last week."
Elliott said she would write the guide with the help
of Rachel Jones, a senior from Greenville. Elliott is
also the public relations coordinator for McKneely
Communications, a local firm chosen to publish the
guide along with Taylor Publishing Co. of Dallas. The
lifestyle book will be available in late April.
The guide will contain community information about
health, housing, recreation, arts, culture and education,
The University will be heavily featured in the guide,
because it brings people to the area and greatly affects
the local economy, Elliott said.
Andrea J. Stark, coordinator of retail trade and
tourism for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of
Commerce, said the guide would be available to those
who contacted the chamber.
The book is targeted to newcomers to the community
and will contain color pictures of the area, Stark said,
adding that an overwhelming demand created the need
for such a publication. Requests for information about
Chapel Hill and Carrboro have doubled over the past
five years, she said.
The guide also will help community businesses, Stark
said, because "potential employees (of local businesses)
need to know about the community as well as the
positions they apply for."
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perfectionist," he said. "They'll set
diamonds in the food, and it will be
Warden said the intramural system
had an interest in ARA. "The thing
that's good about inedible food is that
if you cant eat it, you can play with
it," he said. ttWe can have teams, and
everyone with a taco could take on the
eggplant surprise guys."
Jean Holcomb, president of the Chamber of
Commerce, said the guide was a good sign, because
the community needed to reach people beyond its own
Leonard P. Van Ness executive vice-president of
the Chamber of Commerce, agreed with Holcomb. He
said the Chamber had an obligation to present both
communities in a favorable light.
Other lifestyle guides have tried to be factual but
did not portray Chapel Hill in the best way, he said,
adding that past guides were often oversized and
difficult to mail to prospective residents.
Van Ness said he expected most of the people who
requested the book to be retirees, visitors and those
moving to the area.
By LORETTA GRANTHAM
Three Durham men were charged
with throwing bricks at a Pi Kappa
Alpha fraternity house glass door
Saturday around 2 a.m., said Capt.
Ralph Pendergraph of the Chapel Hill
Police Department. The house is
located at 106 Fraternity Court.
Charged were: Dennis Mark Taylor,
22, of 4202 Jeffries Road., Durham;
McCollins Thorpe, 19, of 2314 S.
Roxboro St., Durham; and Stanley Ray
Wilson, 19, of 217-A Redwood Road.,
All three were released after they each
posted $500 bond, Pendergraph said,
adding that Thorpe was instructed not
to return to Chapel Hill until his court
date. Thorpe was also charged with
assaulting William Dillon, a junior from
Dillon, 2311 Granville Southland
Gaston G. Bates, 106 Fraternity Court,
witnessed the incident and filed the
complaint, Pendergraph said. Bates is
a junior from Gastonia.
In a separate incident, unidentified
vandals threw rocks through two
windows at the Chi Omega sorority
house, 313 E. Franklin St., causing $200
damage, Pendergraph said.
There are no suspects in the incident,
which occurred around 1 a.m. Monday.
FDA gets petition for fast-food
restaurants to label ingredients
By JEANNIE FARIS
Ryke Longest said he felt -ARA' and
the meal plan were two different issues
that had to be dealt with separately. As
for ARA, he said he would try to
encourage the Board of Trustees to take
a first-hand look at the service.
Td like to make the trustees know
the students think the food is pretty
bad," he said. "I'd encourage the
trustees to go by there and dine
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(unexpectedly), and it ct be obvious to
them what the problems are."
Longest said the wrong argument had
been used about the mandatory meal
"The meal plan would be here if ARA
was here or not," he said. "I'm going
to approach it from the financial
standpoint rather than the egalitarian
standpoint. I would try to argue with
Business and Finance about the pro
fitability of the food service. 1 believe
the food service should be more
profitable and more liked by the
Longest said he would also fight
dorm cooking restrictions and look into
the feasibility of a meal plan co-op.
Jimmy Greene said he would advo
cate getting another food service.
"ARA has shown it cannot make a
profit, and students are dissatisfied with
ARA," he said. "I would work closely
with the student committee . . . and see
if we can't find a service that will more
adequately serve the needs of the
Greene said the secret to getting rid
of the mandatory meal plan rested in
a new food service. "Supposedly, the
meal plan was here because ARA was
fnot flaking a 'profit, lie said. "Once
we get a new supplier, we must make
sure it's managed properly and it can
become profitable . . . , and we could
get rid of the meal plan."
Greene said if a mandatory meal plan
was needed, it should be required only
of freshman, since they live on campus
and do not have cars.
Jack Zemp said the problem with the
food service was inefficiency.
"With low-quality food at high prices,
ARA shows a lack of efficiency," he
said. "Inefficiency cannot be tolerated.
If the inefficiency continues, the man
datory meal plan increments will go up."
Zemp said the solution was not to
renew ARA's contract.
"The answer to this is to let the
University take over the service," he
said. "It will be more responsive to the
students and faculty. We've been
through three contract food services,
and they've all failed miserably."
Zemp said some of the advantages
to having the University take over the
food service would be hiring students
for room-and-board credit, letting
students take some managerial posi
tions and creating an internship pro
gram with the Business School.
every customer, whether they ask,
phone or write " he said.
Most people do not know what When asked about the possibility of
( products go into their favorite fast foods posting a list of product ingredients in
because ingredients are not listed on every restaurant, he said,"That sounds
package labels, but the Food and Drug like a hypothetical question to me. We
Administration could change that soon, answer all questions from consumers."
Several consumer health groups, led Clyde Mull, who owns five Arby's
by the Center for Science in the Public restaurants, including the one in Chapel
jlntereuhvefilejc ptitiowithsthe said didL.not know anything
T-FD A requiring ; fast foods to fee labeled abemt the petition-but would hote
like grocery items. ' opposed to complying with labeling
The groups say this is an important regulations,
regulation because the "American diet" "We (Arby's) have nothing to hide
supports the $50-billion-a-year fast food from the consumer . . . and I think
The CSPI said in its petition that
because their products are "packaged"
in wrappers, fast food restaurants are
you're whistling Dixie if you try to do
that," he said.
He also said labeling would be a good
idea because some restaurants use too
more like product retailers than ordi- much cereal, or filler, in their fast foods.
nary restaurants. Arby's has been cited for cooking
There are two important parts to the some of its food in beef fat. Barbara
petition's definition of a fast food Hargis, Arby's manager in Chapel Hill,
restaurant, said Raymond Gill, chief of said their french fries, chicken and fish
the guidelines and research branch of are fried in a mixture of beef fat and
The first part requires that the chain
have more than ten restaurants in
operation, he said.
The second part requires that the
chain serve food in a packaged form
that also satisfies the FDA's definition
of a written, printed or graphic label.
Gill would not say whether he
thought the FDA would approve the
petition. "We have 180 days to respond
to the petition ... it just depends on
our priorities," he said.
Jacobson said when people order
ordinarily low-fat foods such as chicken
and fish, they do not realize that this
deep-frying process loads it with fat.
He said a small order of chicken
nuggets or a chicken sandwich or fish
filet sandwich could have nearly twice
as much fat as a regular hamburger.
Fast food restaurants cook all fried
foods in the same oil-fat mixture, he
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If the FDA rejects the petition, the beef fat because consumers prefer it in
health consumer groups may then ask taste tests, Jacobson said. But people
the statesfto regulate labeling. need to know what they are eating, even
Bad products would be forced off the if they like it, he said. Fast foods contain
market if fast food restaurants had to colorings and preservatives and are also
list their ingredients, said Michael high in sodium.
Jacobson, executive director of CSPI. The National Academy of Sciences
Fast foods contain unhealthy items reported that adults should have
that many people need to be aware of, between 1,100 and 3,000 milligrams of
he said. Excessive fats, cholesterol and sodium a day. But Jacobson said any
sodium in the foods contribute to high sandwich similar to a Burger King
blood pressure and coronary disease. Whopper contains about 1,000 milli-
Eight large fast food restaurant grams of sodium, which' is equal to
chains cook their products in a mixture about half of a teaspoon of salt,
of vegetable oil and beef fat, Jacobson Jacobson suggested that since many
said. Beef fat is high in saturated fats, fast food products already come in
which are hard for the body to break unique packages, the ingredients of
down. several kinds of food could be listed on
Among these eight restaurants are the same type of package.
Burger King, Hardee's, Wendy's, McDo- Generally, the FDA is responsible for
nald s and Arby's. most fast food products besides meat
Burger King, Hardee's and Wendy's
officials were unavailable for comment
after numerous attempts to contact
A spokesman for the McDonald's
Corporation said ingredient labeling
would be unnecessary.
"We respond to every inquiry from
and poultry, which are regulated by the
Department of Agriculture.
In December, the Department of
Agriculture rejected a petition to label
fast food as meat and poultry because
the process would be too complicated
and cumbersome, it said. Gill said the
department "had other priorities."
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