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10The Daily Tar Heel Monday, February 24, 1986 lailg (Har Mnl 94th year of editorial freedom IdliifOGfels 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 Aquino-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 The Daily Tar Heel Editorial Writers: Ed Brackett, Tom Camp and Dewey Messer Layout: Siobhan O'Brien and Laura Zeligman News: Jenny Albright, Lisa Allen, Andrea Beam, Rick Beasley, Lisa Brantley, Helene Cooper, Vicki Daughtry, Michelle Efird, Jennifer Essen, Jeannie Faris, Jo Fleischer, Todd Gossett, Mike Gunzenhauser, Nancy Harrington, Kenneth Harris, Suzanne Jeffries, Denise Johnson, Teresa Kriegsman, Laura Lance, Scott Larsen, Alicia Lassiter, Mitra Lotfi, Guy Lucas, Jean Lutes, Karen McManis, Anjetta McQueen, Laurie Martin, Smithson Mills, Yvette Denise Moultrie, Linda Montanari, Mary Mulvihill, Kathy Nanney, Felisa Neuringer, Beth Ownley, Rachel Oirr, Gordon Rankin, Liz Saylor, Rob Sherman, Kelli Slaughter, Rachel Stiffler, Joy Thompson, Elisa Turner, Rhesa Versola, Laurie Willis, Bruce Wood and Katherine Wood. Matthew Fury, wire editor. Sports: Tim Crothers, James Surowiecki and Bob Young, assistant sports editors. Mike Berardino, Greg Cook, Phyllis Fair, Phil Gitelman, Paris Goodnight, Louise Hines, Lorna Khalil, Mike MacKay, Tom Morris, Kathy Mulvey, Lee Roberts, Wendy Stringfellow and Buffie Velliquette. Features: Mike Altieri, James Cameron, Eleni Chamis, Kelly Clark, Kara V. Donaldson, Marymelda Hall, Shirley Hunter, Randall Patterson, Jeanie Mamo, Tracy Hill, Sharon Sheridan and Martha Wallace. Arts: James Burrus, Mark Davis, Mary Hamilton, Aniket Majumdar, Alexandra Mann, Alan Mason, Mark Mattox, Sally Pont, Garret Weyr and Ian Williams. Photography: Charlotte Cannon, Larry Childress, Jamie Cobb and Janet Jarman. Copy Editors: Jennifer Cox, Carmen Graham, Roy Greene, Tracy Hill, Toni Shipman, Kelli Slaughter and Joy Thompson. Artists: Adam Cohen, Bill Cokas and Trip Park. Business and Advertising: Anne Fulcher, managing director; Paula Brewer, advertising director; Mary Pearse, advertising coordinator, Angela Booze, student business manager; Angela Ostwalt, accounts receivable clerk; Doug Robinson, student advertising manager; Alicia Brady, Keith Childers, Eve Davis, Staci Ferguson, Kellie McElhaney, Melanie Parlier and Scott Whitaker, advertising representatives; Staci Ferguson, Kelly Johnson and Rob Patton, classified advertising clerks; David Leff, office manager and Cathy Davis, secretary. Distributioncirculation: William Austin, manager; Tucker Stevens, circulation assistant. Production: Brenda Moore and Stacy Wynn. Rita Galloway and Rose Lee, production assistants. Printing: Hinton Press Inc. of Mcbane JIM ZOOK, Editor Stuart Tonkinson, Associate Editor i Grant Parsons, University Editor Bryan Gates, News Editor KERSTIN COYLE, City Editor JILL GERBER, State and National Editor Scott Fowler, Sports Editor DENISE Smitherman, Features Editor Robert Keefe, Business Editor Elizabeth Ellen, Arts Editor DAN CHARLSON, Photography Editor RANDY FARMER, Production Editor "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 accomplishments. " 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 it. 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 ing issue. 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 University. 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," Enrile said. 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 voting counts. 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 government. Tonflgh gmrys take over as TV's new heroes 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 Clint Eastwood and Jack Nicholson, they include Miami Vice 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 killed 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 prized independence. 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 isn't. 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 occassionally 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 1987 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 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 the sorrow. 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 LMl3ll IP!? Kaihryn Keppsr Guest Writer 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.5". Elsewhere'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 is 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 needs marshals I v.wav..;-:-:-:-:-:-:-- . i i .Wd w .w: fl W H ) - -T - - '' y-rrrlMiii n ; . picture attached. Also, please sign up for' an interview when you turn in your application, as all persons who 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 1987. The Officers of the Class of 1987 sMa V! iM&h , y Rich Peccie Guest Writer 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 "80s prides herself on her independence, but at the same time, she, like Kathleen Turner in Romancing the Stone, wants v 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 K x - Alan Alda: the sensitive man is out in the '80s that she would bring out after the cameras are off. 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. to be a success Letters? The Daily Tar Heel welcomes letters that are typed, triple spaced and turned in by noon the day before publication date. Please include year in school and major (for publication) and phone number (for verification). The DTH reserves the right to edit for clarity, accuracy and length. campus housing 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 sets in. 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. I don't 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 Charlotte.