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Copyright 1986 The Daily Tar Heel
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 94, Issue 18
Thursday, March 20, 1988
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Short-term administrator all but forgotten today
By DICK ANDERSON
Special to the DTH
On June 17, 1964, newly-appointed UNC Chancellor
Paul F. Sharp sported a Tar Heel lapel pin. "IVe been
given this," he told reporters, " now IVe got to earn
He barely stayed long enough to make payments.
With little explanation, Sharp resigned 18 months later
to assume the presidency of Drake University. His
cryptic parting words suggested only "the challenge
of larger and freer opportunity for administrative
In the two decades since, he's apparently met that
challenge. Peers today recognize Paul Sharp for his
contributions to higher education the same Paul
Sharp who's been all but forgotten at UNC.
Look around. No building bears his name. No honor
keeps his achievements alive. But the most notorious
slight of all can be traced to Sharp's old stomping
grounds, namely, South Building. There hang portraits
commemorating all the past chancellors of the
University. All, that is, except Sharp.
One high-ranking UNC official dubs Sharp the
"It's as though he never existed," the official says.
So where's his portrait?
Unlike other major universities, UNC has no policy
for portraits, according to recently-retired UNC-system
President William C. Friday. When someone takes an
interest in commissioning a portrait, he said, then it
"They've been financed by gifts up to now." Friday
points to his own portrait, hanging in the board room
of the General Administration building. The gift of
N.C. businessman and banker George Watts Hill, "It
wouldn't be there if it weren't for him."
Sharp's portrait wouldn't be at UNC at all were
it not for Rollie Tillman Jr., director of the University's
Institute for the Study of Private Enterprise. Several
years ago while vice chancellor, Tillman needed Sharp's
portrait to complete a set of miniatures for the
Chancellor's Club. He had photos taken of Sharp's
presidential portrait from the University of Oklahoma,
and kept a copy for himself. Today it hangs with the
others in his Carroll Hall office.
Tillman estimates that a portrait today would cost
between $10,000 and $15,000. By his reckoning, the
demand for Sharp's portrait doesn't merit this expense.
"Who'd want to pay that?" he asks. "As we say in
the business school, that's just good economics."
"The portraits honor people whoVe given a lot of
their life to the University," he adds. "Paul didnt."
Many who remember Sharp suggest he was never
totally accepted here. A native of Missouri and
president of Ohio's Hiram College at the time of his
appointment, Sharp came to UNC with no previous
ties. His "carpetbagger" status did little to endear him
to his skeptics.
"He wasn't one of us," Tillman recalls. "His
grandmother didn't drink at the Old Well."
That factor may have anticipated his departure when
opportunity knocked. "His heart wasn't in this job after
Drake started courting him."
The courtship began soon after Sharp's arrival at
Chapel Hill. Drake President Henry G. Harmon died
Oct. 3, 1964 and the month-old chancellor emerged
as his obvious successor, "an honored son," Tillman
says, "who had the chance to go back and be president."
Drake offered Sharp the presidency almost imme
diately. But caught up in the midst of North Carolina's
speaker-ban controversy, Sharp declined the offer in
the University's best interests. Fourteen months later,
with the vacancy still unfilled, he reconsidered. This
time, there was no hesitation in Sharp's decision.
"I came back from Florida and had a letter of
resignation on my desk," Friday recalls. Sharp, he says,
"hadn't discussed it with me."
Sharp left Drake in 1971 to become president of
the University of Oklahoma. He served in that capacity
until 1978, when a stroke forced him to step down.
Within a year he was back on the job, and remains
so today as president emeritus and regents professor
of history and higher education at OU.
Contacted by phone at his Norman, Okla., office,
the 68-year-old Sharp insists today, as he did 20 years
ago, that any dissatisfaction with his job at UNC was
"The role of the chancellor at Chapel Hill was ill
defined," Sharp says. "There were so many ambiguities
in that role that I felt I could better serve in a more
clearly defined role of leadership."
See SHARP page 3
A portrait of Paul Sharp the University of Oklahoma's
to face grand fury
From staff reports
Probable cause for a grand jury
hearing was found in district court
Wednesday in a case involving three
former UNC wrestlers who are
charged with committing a burglary
at Morrison dormitory on Dec. 13,
Former wrestlers Roger Derek
Taaca of Oklahoma City, Okla,
Rodney Daniel Mangrum of Upper
Marlboro, Md., and Gene Richard
Staulters of Ballston Spa, N.Y., have
all been charged with first-degree
burglary in the incident. The case is
scheduled to go to a grand jury
March 24 in Orange County Super
ior Court in Hillsborough. The
students were removed from the
wrestling team following the
Judge Patricia Hunt did not find
probable cause in charges stemming
from a Dec. 8 incident at Hinton
James dormitory in which Taaca and
Mangrum were charged with first
degree burglary. However, District
Attorney Carl Fox said he would
pursue an indictment on jhat charge
zaswelL "I want to gtela' message
across that I'm going to deal with
impunity," Fox said. "Anything like
this reflects negatively on athletes in
See WRESTLERS page 5
By JO FLEISCHER
The candidates for the offices of
president, vice-president treasurer and
secretary of the Black Student Move
ment had a chance to present their
positions to the BSM during a forum
Wednesday. About 20 students
attended the forum.
BSM president candidate Gregory
Bargeman, a junior mathematics major
from Beaufort, said he wanted to
increase the BSM membership and seek
more interaction between the black
fraternities and the BSM. v
" Camflle Roddy, and junior public
policy analysis'major from Winston
Salem and a BSM presidential candi
date, said her involvement would
extend beyond the BSM, and her
experience in the organization would
enable her to be effective.
"I know what makes the organization
tick," she said. .
Bargeman was asked how the
Graham-Rudman-Hollings bill would
affect the blacks at UNC receiving Pell
grants, which would be cut by 30
He said he received a grant himself,
and said many blacks may be unable
to attend UNC because of the ever
increasing costs and decreasing aid
Roddy was asked how UNC's Affir
mative Action plan for black faculty
could be better implemented. Roddy
said she would talk to the Affirmative
Action officer and black faculty
members in order to assess what the
policy is and why the program's
effectiveness had been falling short.
Vice-presidential candidate Eric V.
"Wacko" Walker, a junior from New
Bern, said he sought the office because
By MIKE BERARDINO
LONG BEACH, Calif. Perhaps more than any other
player, in any other sport, Cheryl Miller is women's
basketball. Since she arrived at Southern California in 1982,
Miller has achieved virtually every possible honor and
become the standard-bearer for a game that is, after all,
only fifteen years old.
When 16th-ranked North Carolina (23-8) takes the court
here tonight (11:15 EST, WXYC-FM 89.3) in an NCAA
west region semifinal, the Tar Heels will be up against more
than third-ranked USC (28-4), theyll be battling a legend.
Miller's resume is astounding: a gold medal at the 1984
Los Angeles Olympics; three-time Naismith National
Women's Player of the Year; and all-time women's scoring
and rebounding leader at USC. The 6-3 senior from Riverside,
Calif., averages 26.1 points and 12.5 rebounds a game. She
has also been a guest on Face The Nation and appeared
on the cover of Sports Illustrated. And now the woman
who hopes to become a sports broadcaster, is closing in
on USC's third NCAA title in the Cheryl Miller Era.
"I'm kind of glad it's almost over," Miller said. "IVe had
fruitful collegiate years and hopefully well end it on a good
Aside from the impressive statistics and showtime
performances, Miller has proven, in this, her final year, that
she's tough as well. Miller has missed four games this season
due to an assortment of injuries. An eye injury in January
required four stitches to the white of her right eye; a
concussion and sprained neck on Feb. 1 against UCLA forced
her out of two contests; and most recently, she sustained
a broken ringfinger on her left hand. She hurt the finger
in practice on March 11 and missed the Trojans' 81-50 win
over Montana last Sunday. But she will start tonight.
"We took X-rays yesterday (Tuesday) and it's still broken,"
she said. "IVe been released by the doctor. WeVe found
a way to tape it so it doesn't really hinder my performance
Now that weVe met Queen Cheryl, let's take a look at
her court. Second-leading scorer Cynthia Cooper (17 points
per game) at 5-9, will likely guard UNC's leading scorer
Pam Leake. Joining Cooper in coach Linda Sharp's
backcourt is 5-5 point guard Rhonda Windham, who dishes
out nearly five assists per contest. Two youngsters, 6-3
freshman center Cherie Nelson (13.2 pts., 9 rebs.) and
sophomore forward Holly Ford round out the starting lineup.
Depth is not a problem as the women of Troy go nine deep.
Southern Cal, which has won 11 of its last 12 games,
broke the 100-point mark on five occasions this season en
See UNC-USC page 5
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Remnant3 of ths '82 championship blanket parts of Franklin Street. Could It happen again?
he felt he had talents which the BSM
"It's most important to be a good
listener and translate that input into
action," Walker said.
Vice-presidential candidate Janet
Roach, a sophomore from High Point,
said an effective Vice-President was
needed .one that would go beyond
the actual written boundaries of the
"We need experience in order to make
the Black Student Movement move,"
Walker spoke of the BSM member
ship's apathy, which he said was a
problem. He said BSM members should
become more involved with other
campus organizations to express BSM
concerns throughout the campus.
Walker said he would encourage
blacks to attend at least one BSM
meeting. He said that if they did so,
they would recognize the need for their
Roach said she was concerned with
the lack of input BSM members have
in campus affairs. Stressing organiza
tion, she said the proposed Black
Cultural Center would require a united
BSM effort to become a reality.
"I would go in and say, 'here is the
proposal, and this is what we want from
you,' " Roach said. "It is my experience
that most of the administration is
willing to help and (are) supportive."
Both Monica D. Card, a freshman
' accounting major from Rocky Mount
running for BSM Treasurer, and
' Danille Bo wens, a junior economics
major from Wilson who is running for
the office of BSM secratary, are running
Polls are located in the Union and
Chase Hall and will close at 4 p.m.
images painted Hue
By TIM CROTHERS
Assistant Sports Editor
"Tonight, we won the national
I can still vividly remember record
ing these immortal words in my jour
nal at 4 a.m., March 30, 1982. They
seemed as strikingly simplistic then as
they do today, but I remember saying
to myself, "Hell, that says it all." In his
seventh try, Dean Smith had finally
created a national champion.
The classic story concealed in this
brief journal entry is designed espe
cially for a grandfather in a mahogany
rocker to tell to his wide-eyed grand
son, in front of a fire some 50 winters
from now. But I just can't wait that
Cautious optimism ruled the cam
pus on that eternal afternoon before
the game. Any chance at outright cock
iness had been quelled by a pummeling
the Tar Heels had absorbed the year
before in the championship game
against Indiana. But with jammin'
James, steady Sam and the new kid,
Michael Jordan, the chance that Dean
would finally toss the NCAA monkey
off his back sparked many a bashful
The main chatter around campus
centered around where to watch the
game. Feeling a tingle of patriotism
and considering its easy access to
Franklin St., I chose my home dorm,
Old East, and its ancient TV room.
-Two hours before tipoff, I staked my
claim to the right arm of the three
legged couch. Over the next two hours
many Carolina sweatshirts surrounded
me. The stragglers were relegated to
standing-room-only in the kitchen,
looking over shoulders and through
armpits. But it was a game that had to
be watched with a group nobody
wanted to be alone if we won or espe
cially if we lost.
"For North Carolina at center, from
Latham, New York, Sam Perkins."
The crowd at Old East was on its feet,
screaming as if Sam were loping out to
the center circle at Carmichael. I took
a deep freshman breath and thought
about how much this silly little basket
ball game meant to me. I was a Con
necticut Yankee in Dean Smith's court
My battered fingernails told the tale
of the seesaw game. It was so close
that any four-point deficit seemed fatal
and any four-point advantage seemed
secure enough to turn out the lights
and pop the corks. But as in any great
basketball game, you can throw out
the first 39 minutes as window dress
ing for the final immortal minute. All
the thunderdunks of James Worthy
and Patrick Ewing, all the rainbows of
Eric Floyd and Michael Jordan and all
the mental anguish of the fans in Old
East added up to Georgetown 62,
UNC 61, Tar Heel ball, 32 seconds
I almost missed the shot heard
round the world. When Michael
cocked to shoot, the guys in front of
the television inexplicably stood up
causing a chain reaction of bodies lung
ing to tackle whatever obstructed their
view of the shot. I leapt into the air as
if I was in position to rebound
Michael's shot in case it didn't fall
through. But, of course, it did. Lying
on the floor, I watched Fred Brown's
"pass mocked round the world" and as
James dribbled down the court, I took
my first breath since halftime. Victory
was finally secure.
People who hadn't ran since high
school gym class sprinted to Franklin
Street that night. The party sent out
more than 25,000 invitations to anyb
ody wishing to celebrate dedicated alle
giance to a basketball program. Some
people wandered around haphazardly
painting anybody and anything within
reach. Others carefully etched the
words "Dean is God" or "We're No. I"
on the red brick walks. Cops looked
the other way while naked people
swung from the trees.
I used the roof of a Toyota as my
pulpit and led a Carolina Blue congre
gation in a spirited chant of "We're
No. 1. We're No. I, We're No. I,"
until I was too hoarse to be heard.
Exhausted and drained of all emo-
See CHAMPS page 5
Never be haughty to the humble; never be humble to the haughty. Jefferson Davis