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10The Daily Tar HeelMonday, February 24, 1986
94th year of editorial freedom
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Old West . a 'ghost town9
Ghosts of Carolina Past are looming
over the center of campus. While their
presence has been felt but never seen by
students, these ghosts have been lured
from their haunted stashes to protect
what rightfully belongs to them and the
Ghosts of Carolina Future. They have
increased in number throughout the past
two centuries as the legends about their
hallowed residence abound.
No reported sightings of such spirits
have ever made it into print. However,
Thomas Wolfe, Paul Green and UNCs
first student, Hinton James, knew of
these ghosts. Current students such as
STOW Residence College Governor
Allen Gleitz know about these ghosts.
These ghosts are known to each of the
thousands of young men who have lived
in two campus landmarks Old East
and Old West.
Many of the state's major newspapers
have reported the proposed conversion
of Old East and Old West dormitories
into office buildings. Besides removal of
the apparitions, the renovation required
for the conversion would clean out
inefficient plumbing, unsightly tile floors
and 200 years of tradition, nostalgia
and Carolina legends that give this
university a tremendous amount of
character and identity.
Edwin Scott's suggestion, offered in
the Feb. 21 issue of The Daily Tar Heel,
is indeed a good one and could provide
an opportunity for a criticized Office of
Student Affairs to show its commitment
to working for UNC students. Scott
proposed that the Old Well area, like
A quino-sized bed of nails
If, for some reason, any one main
tained any shred of sympathy for
Philippine President Ferdinand E.
Marcos during' his country's recent
elections, events of the past weekend
, should have removed it. Opposition to
the Marcos government a risky
posture for any Filipino to assume
has grown so immense and unified that
one can safely conclude Marcos deserves
every uncomfortable moment on the bed
of nails he has made for himself.
Conversely, the opposition's civil yet
unyielding disobedience, inspired by
Corazon C. Aquino, speaks well of the
millions who comprise the movement.
Even the defection of army leaders Juan
Ponce Enrile and Lt. Gen. Fidel V.
Ramos to the opposition and that
group's subsequent gain of troop
strength did not move opposition
leaders to violent means.
Enrile and Ramos resigned their
armed forces posts (defense minister and
deputy chief of staff, respectively)
Saturday, fearing arrest by pro-Marcos
troops on trumped-up charges. With the
help of soldiers sympathetic to their
cause, the two took over the Philippine
defense headquarters in Manila. The
maneuver was bloodless.
With the ever-present danger of a
Marcos-ordered strike against the
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"The Lawn" at the University of Vir
ginia, become "a set of on-campus dorms
. . . reserved for seniors who have
demostrated great potential during their
undergraduate work, and who deserve
to be recognized for their
If one of the two dorms were com
mitted to such a project, about 90 seniors
would be invited to live in this choice
location. The University could show its
appreciation for outstanding students
committed to perpetuating UNC tradi
tions of excellence.
But it is important that the remaining
dorm not chosen for the project remain
a dormitory. Old East and Old West's
frisbee throwers and football players
provide vitality, youth and activity to
the center of campus. Prospective
students visiting the campus see students
enjoying themselves in the heart of
campus instead of being removed from
The first step to maintaining the status
quo will be made today when Gleitz,
RHA President-Elect Ray Jones and
dorm government leaders meet with
Director of Housing Wayne Kuncl and
Vice Chancellor Donald Boulton to
discuss alternatives This should be a
sign to the administration: students are
willing to responsibly handle a disturb
It will take the efforts of Gleitz, Jones
and other concerned students for the
ghosts and the students to continue
living in these two symbols of the
compound, Enrile and Ramos held a
press conference. They were not seeking
violent overthrow of the Marcos govern
ment, they said, echoing Aquino's
remarks a week earlier. Rather, they
were seeking answers from Marcos. As
testament to the resolve of Corazon
Aquino, both pledged to support her.
"At least I will die with a clear conscience
instead of serving this illegal regime,"
The two also provided clues as to why
Marcos would want to arrest them.
Enrile said Marcos had staged an
assassination attempt (of Enrile) in 1972
to gain popular support for his uncon
stitutional declaration of martial law.
Enrile, an important Marcos confidant
during the elections, also said the
Philippine leader told him to falsify
Marcos' reply to Enrile and Ramos?
"Some of the opposition is saying that
the president is incapable of enforcing
the law. They repeat that once more and
I will sic the tanks and artillery on them."
Forget questions of imperialism and
U.S. intervention: The Reagan admin
istration should demand Marcos' resig
nation and do everything possible to
assure peaceful change in Philippine
They are strong yet cuddly types, serving up
raw machismo with unabashed egotism. Women
are attracted by the challenge of reforming these
rogues, and men love cheering their heroes on
to the next conquest.
They are television's new brand of leading men,
defined with an eye to self-glory and detached
ambivalence toward women. Encouraged by
movie-screen counterparts like Glint Eastwood
and Jack Nicholson, they include Miami Vice's
super-cool cops Tubbs and Crockett, who
gunned their way up the Nielson charts without
wrinkling their Italian suits, womanizing
bartender Sam Malone on Cheers, perpetually
panting after another short skirt and Moonlight
ing David Addison a resurrected '40s .
chauvinist who uses his female co-star Cybill
Shepherd as the butt of his gags.
Gone is the Alan Alda sensitive man who took
pride in caring. The American man of the 'SOs
wants his heroes to be like the microwave food
he prepares easy, quick and foolproof.
In action-shows, these men are tough, shoot-'em-up
types who show little emotion after
gunning down the bad guys. Their women are
either saintly madonnas lulled in confusion or,
occasionally, gutsy broads working for the
opposition, but these invariably die by the final
credits. These studs enjoy sex, since their girls
are killed every episode, no long-term relation
ships develop. Women, after all, represent all
the nightmares the boy-as-adult fears: respon
sibilities, families, and a curtailment of man's
Male viewers testify to the popularity of these
shows by copying Crockett's three-day beard
growth, stubble that serves as evidence of where
he spent the night before. With their fast cars
and faster trigger fingers, these tough guys
succeeded in making espadrilles and pink pants
macho, even if sensitivity isnY.
Situation comedies, long the domain of female
viewers, has introduced its special brand of the
he-man who freely admits his bedpost has little
room for additional notches. Men glory in
Malone's bedroom antics as they down their beer
at Cheers. Writers do occassionaUy attempt to
soften Malone with flashes of sensitivity, but he
regains his untouchable playboy persona by the
end of the show leaving hard-boiled Carla, the
waitress with a heart of gall, laughing off Sam's
behavior with "He's so cute."
Even nice-guy Bill Cosby shows the trend
toward the return of the macho , male. Where
his counterpart in the 70s tended to be laughed
at, Cosby leads the jokes. NBC President
Brandon Tartikoff credits Cosby with "bringing
Class of 1907
To the editor:
It is with great pleasure,
anticipation and excitement that
we now present the second
opportunity for the most prom
ising class yet, the UNC Class
of 1987, to make a stake in theirs,
undoubtedly the greatest senior
class yet. The first opportunity
came when juniors turned out at
the polls to let their choices be
known for the senior class offic
ers. We thank you for having
confidence enough in us. We will
not let you down. Now it's your
turn, Class of 1987.
Applications for next year's
senior class marshals are now
available at the Union Desk, and
we encourage all of those rising
seniors who feel that they are
enthusiastic and willing, and can
benefit our class, to please apply.
The Senior Class Council the
marshals and senior officers
are the core group as to activity
in the senior class. As a body,
this group is the most important
attribute needed to make next
year a banner year for the seniors
of UNC. The Senior Class of
1986 has done a super job, and
we have much to live up to. With
a hardworking, optimistic Senior
Council we can get things done,
things which will benefit all
seniors, and turn next year into
the best year ever. But we need
you to apply.
Applications will be accepted
at the senior class office in Suite
216-B of the Union through next
Friday, Feb. 28. Applications
should be completed in their
entirety and handed in with a
Davis could supply needs for campus housing
Our university is selling out to progress at the
expense of tradition. Multi-million dollar mega
structures are springing up all over campus,
casting long, dark shadows over the tiny,
monuments of the glory, past and present, of
our beloved Carolina. Only half of the student
body can remember the comforting atmosphere
of age and wisdom that flowed through Wilson
Library, but everyone is familiar with the
antiseptic brightness of the Walter Royal Davis
Library and Blimp Hangar. This past year we
bade farewell to cozy Carmichael Auditorium
and began pouring into the new Student
Activities Center, naively expecting to feel one
with the team as we did before. And in the near
future we will be forced to say good-bye to 193
years of tradition as our oldest dormitory
becomes home to filing cabinets and coffee
machines. At least a new Carmichael, Katharine
K., will open its doors soon (cough) to lessen
We could scream and bite and kick the
adminstration into halting this desecration of
tradition, but that would just make us look silly.
We could ask alumni support for the preservation
of our mutual past, but we might lose support
for even more multi-million dollar mega
structures, which are, after all, quite impressive.
So, what do we do when traditions are plowed
under? Replace them with new ones!
Davis is an incredible library, but it would
make an even better dorm. Moving all the
ake oveff m TV9 eew -laeroes
masculinity back to sitcoms" in a recent New
York Times article.
Successes of the ultimate mass-media male like
Rambo have forced more innocent and tender
TV characters to toughen up.St. Ebewhere's boy-next-door
Bob Caldwell, played by Mark
Harmon, had a sensitive and even vulnerable
quality his first season. Writers decided this year
to turn him into a bed-hopping sexmachine who
Don Johnson: today's hot TV star b too cool
brags about his latest conquest while toning up
on his rowing machine.
Do these men represent a reaction against the
women's movement of the 70s? Women have
indeed invaded traditional male gathering
grounds like the boardroom and the lockers, and
it seems as if male viewers flick on the tube to
find a world where "traditional" gender roles
dominate in the end, where the tough, ambitious
Cybill Shepherd on Moonlighting is constantly
forced to turn to the egocentic Addison for help.
But women are also attracted to these shows.
Don Johnson and Phillip Michael Thomas,
stars of the hot Miami Vice, find swooning female
fans waiting outside their dressing rooms, and
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picture attached. Also, please
sign up for an interview when
you turn in your application, as
all persons whd apply will be
interviewed by the senior class
officers during the next two
weeks. Final selections should be
made some time before spring
break. Furthermore, if you feel
that you will not have the time
to commit to being a marshal,
you can apply for the positon of
either a committee chairperson
or a committee member on the
same application. The important
thing is that you apply.
We look forward to talking to
those of you interested in becom
ing a senior marshal in the very
near future. If you have any
questions as to the application,
please feel free to call either the
senior class office or any of the
senior officers for the Class of
The Officers of the Class of 1987
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graduate students to their new suites of air
conditioned study rooms in the Kathy Carmi
chael Dorm will open up the private carrels as
individual rooms for upperclassmen, resident
assistants and an area director (we have to be
official about this or we won't be taken seriously).
Graduate students only use these rooms for
eating and reading Stephen King novels anyway
and they'll be much happier all together in their
own dorm. Freshmen and sophomores will sack
out between the bookshelves, which will remain
to provide privacy. Those who want to live with
only one other person could apply to build lofts
in the group study rooms. The smoking lounges
only need televisions and maybe pingpong tables.
Since the typing rooms already have formica
counters and adequate electrical outlets, it
wouldn't take much to convert them into
kitchens; merely pulling up the carpets and
putting in the microwaves should do nicely.
The only problem 1 can see, other than
residents having to go to the main floor to use
the phone, is the lack of showers. This difficulty
can be easily overcome by converting one of the
Harmon was recently dubbed sexiest man in the
world by authoritative People magazine. Men
are clearly not the only fans of these tough guys,
but their appeal to women is very different; men
would like to emulate Crockett's detached
coolness, but women long to break him of it.
The woman of the Os prides herself on her
" independence, but at the same time, she, like
Kathleen Turner in Romancing the Stone, wants
a strong, self-assured man to lead her through
this world. It's hard to find such a man in real
life; if they're not copies of the Woody Allen
brand of wimpiness, they overplay their coolness
into boredom. But with her television hero, a
woman can watch the hero's cocky assurance
and imagine underneath his tender sensitivity
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Aten Alda: the sensitive man is out in the '80s
that she would bring out after the cameras are
The message television gives us is an ambig
uous one and that ambiguity keeps viewers tuned
in. The man and woman of the Os must decide
whether they want to be free or dependent. It's
more than a battle between the sexes, it's a battle
within both sexes. Television depicts this battle
but cannot resolve it at least not until the
ratings fall. Until then we will have to deal with
tides of tough guys followed by waves of wimps.
Kathryn Hopper is a senior English and
journalism major from Greensboro.
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restrooms into showers. Because each floor will
alternate between guys and girls, only bathrooms
for one sex will be needed on each floor.
Because it would take too much time and effort
to move all the books back to Wilson where
they belong, they can stay so that Davis will
retain its function as a library. Residents will
find research papers much easier when they can
be done in the comfort of one's own dorm. The
more studious of applicants to Carolina could
request to live on the specific floor that contains
the reference materials for their chosen field.
People who haven't chosen a major can live on
the seventh floor with the fiction.
Granted, it might be difficult for non-residents
to get much studying done while stereos are
blasting and kegs are flowing around them, but
I find the thought of eight entire floors of students
quietly studying particularly nauseating. Know
ing that just one floor shows signs of life would
provide valuable motivation when study burnout
While turning Davis into a dorm wouldn't
solve any problems, it would be a lot of fun
and would help ease the passing of old friends.
1 don think it would be unreasonable for the
guys in Old East and Old West to request a
single floor for their own. A keg-drinking contest
inside Davis Library, a new tradition?
Rich Peccie is a junior English major from