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Copyright 1986 The Daily Tar Heel
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 94, Issue 30
Tuesday, April 8, 1986
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By TOBY MOORE
Five members of the Anti-Apartheid
Support Group were arrested Monday
morning as University Physical Plant
workers tore down the shanties that the
group had erected on the quad in front
of the South Building.
The five students were taken into
custody by University Police
Commander of Police Operations
Major Charles Mauer after they refused
his request to leave the shanty. The five
members were taken to the Chapel Hill
Police Station on Airport Road, where
they were released about an hour later
by the town magistrate without being
The members arrested were Marguer
ite Arnold, Herman Bennett, Graham
Entwistle, Helen Moore and Robert
"The magistrate released them with
some stipulations put on them . . . that
they not build any more shanties and
go on back to class and act like students
are supposed to," Mauer told the
Chancellor Christopher C. Fordham
III said he did not press charges against
the students because they were "good
students" and there was no need to be
"I thought the students made a
Bsrds9 eastt floor
mmi4 toe removed.
for toeMMg stadly
By JEAN LUTES
A portion of the $22.5-million-dollar
Walter Royal Davis Library's floor
must be removed so Its foundation "can -be
examined to find out why the two-year-old
structure is settling, according
to one of the building's architects.
Leslie Boney Jr. of Boney Architects,
Inc. in Wilmington, said the "earth fill,"
an area where dirt has been removed,
replaced and then compacted, under the
main floor toilets had settled, but no
one would know why until enough of
the floor was removed.
After the cause of the settling is
found, Boney said, the problem could
be corrected and the floor replaced.
After a structural engineer hired by
the UNC Engineering Department
reported to Bryant last week, the matter
was referred to Boney because it would
be easier for the designers to work with
the contractors, Bryant said.
UNC's Engineering Department had
been in charge of investigating the
settling, but Selwyn Bryant, the depart
ment's director, said it would be better
if the designers looked into the problem.
"Until . . . (the architects) get down
in there," Bryant said, "they won't be
able to tell what's wrong." He said
representatives of Boney Architects Inc.
probably would examine the library
during the summer.
Library employees first noticed
Tallin' it in
Scott Boyles, a junior English and
takes in rays and some tunes as
dramatic point," Fordham said.
Workers moved into the shantytown
just before 7 a.m., the deadline set by
Fordham last week for the removal of
both the shanties and the mock Berlin
Wall that had been erected by the UNC
College Republicans and Students for
America. The wall was removed Sunday
afternoon by the College Republicans.
The support group formed a circle
around the shanties early Monday
morning, linking arms, but did not
attempt to prevent campus workers
from entering the shanty area.
Over 300 supporters chanted "The
whole world's watching" as the workers
tore down the outside shanties. Group
members wearing red tags supervised
the demonstration, at one point pre
venting an unidentified man from
obstructing the workers.
"Our complaint is not with the
University adminstration but with the
endowment board," Bennett said before
his arrest. He cited pressure from state
legislators and the UniversityBoard of
Trustee members as the cause for
Fordham's removal of the shanties, and
thanked Fordham for his support.
After the surrounding shanties had
been taken down, Mauer entered the
shanty where the five group members
were sitting and asked them to leave.
Bennett refused, saying, "We don't want
cracks in the tile walls and marble stalls
of the first floor women's bathroom last
summer, and the settling has been
getting worse since then.
is settling, has no basement, and is
constructed on a concrete slab above
an earth fill.
"The floor slab has settled and caused
cracks in the finished floor and some
of the water closets," Boney said. Earth
had also settled beneath a large heating
duct in that area, he said.
"It's an interesting problem, to find
out what the cause is," Boney said,
although he said he was proud of the
library and didn't like having any type
of problem with it.
"There must be a million reasons that
cause problems like settling in a
building," he said, "but IVe never come
across anything like this."
Boney said when the earth fill was
installed during construction of the
library, "A considerable amount of rock
was removed, and much of the: earth
was taken out and then replaced."
Several small holes had already been
drilled in the concrete slab, Boney said,
but more extensive work needed to be
done to to find the cause of the settling.
Boney said work to correct the
settling would be done at "a time most
convenient for the University," since the
east portion of the library's floor would
have to be torn up.
psychology major from Rockingham,
he props up on his chair-pillow in the
Your boys are not going
. . but we feel that
allowed to stay
Mauer then arrested the members
and led them out of the shanty to the
police station in the basement of the
Campus Y Building.
In a press ' statement immediately
following the1 arrests, group member
Kelvin Nivens promised that the group
would continue its efforts to bring about
"Our actions will not end with the
fall of the shanties," he said. "It is time
we made a strong stand."
Group member Dale McKinley then
led crowd members to the steps of the
South Building, where they chanted
"Let our people go" and "Divest now."
"I'm very proud of everyone who
showed up and kept it peaceful," Arnold
said later. She also praised Fordham
for his role in keeping the students from
having arrest records, calling the
process of being arrested "a very painful
Some group members cried as the
shanties were torn down. The group had
occupied the buildings for almost three
The crowd, which group members
called the largest yet to attend a
By RACHEL ORR
Proposals for an official student
food service grievance board and a
University-mandated food service
employee grievance channel were
submitted to Food Service Advisory
Committee members Monday in a
report compiled by several student
The report, authored by members
of the executive and legislative
branches of Student Government, the
Black Student Movement, the Labor
Support Group and the Residence
Hall Association, made the proposals
to "prevent the new food service from
repeating ARA's mistakes" after
requesting the discontinuation of
ARA's food service contract.
Chancellor Christopher C. Ford
ham, III, Vice Chancellor of Business
and Finance Farris W. Womack and
Food Service Director Connie Branch
also received copies of the report.
Associate Vice Chancellor of Bus
iness Charles C. Antle, Jr., said ARA,
SAGA, SEILER, Marriott and Tri
angle Coin Caterers were the compan
By JENNIFER ESSEN
The most important aspect of teach
ing is being able to convey to students
what is not said aloud, Ben Cameron,
a visiting assistant professor of drama
told about 300 students in Carroll Hall
stands at Fetzer Field. Spring has
plenty of sunshine to the region.
to get in the way
we should be
to be sent into any foreign wars.
- A Pi M T sf i- J
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University workers remove a shanty from the quad as a ring of protesters
demonstration, included many students
who had not previously attended a
support group activity.
Allen Strickland, a sophomore from
Concord, and Paul Cummings, a
sophomore from Pembroke, said that
a group member in their suite at
Ehringhaus Dormitory had recruited
them. "People on this campus have
grfevaece tooaurdl proposes
ies that had submitted bids on the
The report calls for an official
University student food service grie
vance board made up of students
appointed by the student body pres
ident, Student Congress, the RH A
president and the BSM president.
The board would make statistically
valid opinion polls of the food service,
regular assessments of the food service
"areas, and would '"work" ""with"; 'the
grievance task force to solve students'
problems with the food service.
The report also asks for the inclu
sion in the food service contract of
a grievance procedure for food service
employees comparable to the one
University employees have.
Student Body President Bryan
Hassel said that even if the FSAC
ignored the rest of the report, the
authors would still push for the
enactment of the proposals.
The report bases student opposition
to the renewal of ARA's contract on
the Feb. 4 referendum, where students
voted 3,211-479 against ARA's con
tract renewal. It also cites a resolution
calls tte&cMeg Ms-greatest joy
Cameron, who danced onto the stage,
quickly removed his Topsiders, placed
his wallet and pen in his shoes and
loosened his red tie, received clapping
and cat-calling as students recognized
Cameron's habitual pre-class antics.
Cameron, a UNC graduate with a
doctoral degree from Yale, was the final
brought scorching temperatures and
stood around long enough," Cummings
At a rally in the Pit later, about 60
group members gathered to reiterate
that the destruction of the shanties was
not the end of their protest actions.
"The movement is still here and it
is going to continue," McKinley said.
"People are caring.. . . we're moving
passed by the Student Congress
demanding the non-renewal of ARA's
Also, both a poll conducted by a
sociology class last fall and the actual
amount of money students voluntarily
spend on ARA's food indicate student
dissatisfaction with ARA, the report
Hassel said the choice of a campus
food service was an issue in which
students - were directly ' affected and
they should therefore have a voice in
"(Student opinion) is as valid as the
bids themselves," he said.
Also according to the report, ARA
has violated several of its contract
obligations with the University and
has not provided adequate grievance
channels to its employees.
Antle said Monday he had not
reviewed the report and was therefore
not prepared to comment on the
Branch said in his time at UNC since
January the allegations in the report
had no validity, but he said he could
not be certain of the situation before
speaker of the "Last Lecture" series
sponsored by the Carolina Union
Activities Board's Special Projects
Committee. Cameron and the three
professors before him spoke as if they
were giving their last lecture.
". . .two weeks aside, this may well
be one of the last lectures IH ever give,"
said Cameron, who had not yet found
a permanent teaching job.
"I'm really not sure what I'm going
to say," Cameron said. He could have
pretended his speech would be the last
before the atomic bomb dropped, but
if that had been the case, he would have
said, "F this, let's go get a beer," he
The topic of the lecture could be sex,
as some students have requested, he
Mke agamst Litoya
WASHINGTON (AP) President
Ronald Reagan was said Monday to
be studying the possibility of a military
strike against Libya as the United States
compiled evidence that the renegade
Arab republic was involved in the fatal
bombing of a West Berlin disco.
Ambassador Richard Burt, the U.S.
envoy to West Germany, said there were
"very clear indications that there was
Libyan involvement" in the nightclub
bombing that killed an American Army
sergeant and a Turkish woman.
When asked whether he favored a
military move against Khadafy, Burt
said that Reagan was "studying this
issue right now."
One U.S. diplomat in the divided city,
speaking on condition that he not be
identified, said: "The Libyan angle is
being explored very vigorously. Khad
afy is an active suspect."
On his return from a California
vacation Sunday, Reagan refused
comment when reporters asked him
Franklin D. Roosevelt
look on early Monday morning
forward." Bennett compared his
arrest to what he called the daily
persecution of South African blacks.
Other group members vowed to
continue their protests for the rest of
the semester and into next year. They
also promised to escalate their actions.
"The key is no longer education . . .
but action," Eric Walker said.
He said employees did have ade
quate grievance channels as written in
ARA's employee handbook, and that
all workers had to sign a statement
saying they had read and understood
the provisions in the handbook when
Branch said he would be making
further comments on the allegations
after he had time to read the report.
' BS M President Sibby Anderson,
however, said the report's authors had
worked to make sure information
could be substantiated before it was
included in the report.
Anderson said, "We were very
cautious of the statements we included
in the proposal."
Hassel said members of the com
mittee that issued the report would
continue to lobby FSAC members and
would answer any questions concern
ing the report in these conversations.
At the FSAC's next meeting, to be
held today, the bids will be reviewed.
The meeting is closed to the public.
Antle said the food service contract
would be awarded by April 18.
said. "(But) for me, that's a short-lived
Cameron said he wouldn't confront
the audience with a sea of his wisdom
either, because he wasn't sure what his
wisdom was. Instead, he read from
Philip Roth's "A Professor of Desire."
"A passage seemed to leap at me,"
he said. "I love teaching literature," he
quoted. "There is nothing quite like the
classroom in all of life."
"This is what makes the three hours
a week I spend with you all such a
privilege and such a joy," Cameron said.
Cameron told of his "brilliant" acting
debut in "The Little Engine That
Could." He wore red, he said, but
See CAMERON page 4
whether he planned to strike at the
Libyan leader. He ignored questions
Monday as he left the White House to
watch the start of the Baltimore Orioles'
season-opening baseball game against
the Cleveland Indians.
At the White House, spokesman
Edward Djerejian said the administra
tion would "have to reserve final
judgment on exactly who was respon
sible until we make further progress on
But he said the weekend explosion
in West Berlin and the bombing last
week of a TWA jetliner over Greece
followed the "pattern of indiscriminate
violence which we have traced to the
types of terrorist activities that Col.
(Moammar) Khadafy has sponsored in
Burt, however, indicated the United
States had intelligence information
before the Berlin bombing that the
Libyan embassy in East Berlin was
planning a terrorist attack.