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Copyright 1986 The Daily Tar Heel
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 94, Issue 36
Friday, August 22, 1986
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Business Advertising 962-1163
By JEAN LUTES
and SUZANNE JEFFRIES
No more hours of waiting through
rain, sleet or snow to pick up your
schedule, no more futile searches for
classes you need, no more 100-yard
dashes across Woollen Gym to be
first in line have you died and
gone to Tar Heel heaven?
No, you're a UNC student three
years from now, registering for
classes over the phone, using UNC's
new half-million-dollar computer
based voice-response system.
A University task force recom
mended the system Tuesday in a
report to Chancellor Christopher C.
Fordham III, but UNC's Adminis
trative Council must still approve
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By JO FLEISCHER
Members of UNC's Board of
Trustees Thursday toured the
Alpha Tau Omega to determine
if improvements similar to those
completed over the summer at
that house could be required of
other fraternities needing
Also Thursday, the BOT heard
Chancellor Christopher C. Ford
ham Ill's report to the Board and
discussed UNC's new drug and
In the meeting before touring
ATO, Robert C. Eubanks, newly
elected BOT vice chairman, told
the board about his work to
restore the UNC chapter of ATO.
During the tour, he said he had
taken an interest in the house to
show what could be done to
improve the condition of other
UNC houses, not because he is
a member. "It was the place for
me to get involved," he said.
"I wanted to show them that
we're willing to help if they're
serious about it," he said. "And
they show they're serious about
making sure it's maintained.
There is the alumni money there
and by showing that they're
serious about maintaining it
that's the key (to getting the
money)," Eubanks said.
Another help in improving the
houses is to maximize donated
funds, Eubanks said.
The ATO house received a new
roof, extensive plumbing and
electrical work, new paint, wall
paper and carpet all for
$200,000. The money came from
tax-deductible ATO alumni
donations. The tax exempt status
is allowed because the house has
been designated as a historic site
by the Chapel Hill Preservation
Eubanks said some improve-
By GUY LUCAS
The Residence Hall Association
Governing Board has decided to pick
a new faculty adviser to replace
Director of Housing Wayne Kuncl,
said RHA President Ray Jones.
Kuncl has served as RH A's faculty
adviser for one year.
Jones said some of the governors
didn't feel free to express themselves
when Kuncl was at board meetings.
"What he says carries an inordinate
amount of weight," he said.
Having Kuncl as adviser also
disturbed what should be a one-to-one
relationship between the housing
director and the RHA president,
"If he's my adviser, I'm automat
ically putting myself in a subordinate
position. Then how can I sit across
a table from him and say, 'Shut down
College professors someone who talks
funding for the project.
"It's probably the most significant
change in the way students register
since Hinton James walked to
campus," said David Lanier, univer
sity registrar and chairman of the
Registration Task Force. Formed
this summer to study the overhaul
of the existing drop-add procedure,
the task force has recommended
purchasing a $418,000 system that
would abolish Woollen's lines
The University Registrar's Office
distributed surveys during drop-add
to determine if students would pay
an extra fee to register to help pay
for the system. Results had not been
Task force member Myrna Bower,
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ments were made by profession
als, but money was saved since
fraternity members made other
modifications. Eubanks and the
University helped fraternity
members raise money and
directed ATO to the best people
to do the contracting. -
He gave the Board one exam
ple of how money was saved.
After learning of carpet that is
normally discarded from con
struction sites, he arranged to buy
enough year-old, industrial-grade
carpet for nearly all the rooms in
the house for $150.
Some of the fraternities are
going to be condemned if the
houses are not improved, but
Eubanks hopes that his efforts
with ATO will last and convince
other houses to follow suit. "They
like nice things, so they'll main
tain it. With a house as nice as
this one is now, they'll attract the
best pledges, and the others will
see the benefits in improving," he
said during the tour the Board
John Harrison, ATO's rush
chairman, answered trustees'
questions about the renovations
during the tour. "A lot of the
brothers were around most of the
summer, and they did as much
of the work as they could do. I
think the house will be main
tained because if the place looks
good, people take pride in it and
want to keep it that way."
Board given Chancellor's
In other business, Chancellor
Christopher C. Fordham 111 told
the BOT that the University fared
well during the General Assemb
ly's 1986 short session. The
Assembly raised the salaries of
state employees, including UNC
the ice machines,' or whatever," he
said. "I want to be able to sit across
the table, aot under his elbow."
. Kuncl said he felt positive about
the governing board's decision
because he and the RHA had been
trying to get faculty members more
involved in housing.
He also said he believes some
governors may have felt uncomfor
table with hirti as their adviser. The
board has about a month to pick
a new adviser.
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have solutions to Woollen Gym's problems
director of UNC's graduate school,
said she supports the electronic
system because she has observed
students having to "criss-cross all
over campus from gym to Hanes
Hall, then back to Woollen.
"It's embarrassing to have to say
to a graduate student or any
student that now you have to go
here, and then there," she said.
"This is a computer generation
and I think it's great that we're
deciding to do this," she said. "It will
With the new system, students
would call a number and punch in
code and identification numbers on
a tone-dialing phone to engage the
system. Classes would be selected by
punching in the course identification
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assistant, Douglas Hunt, discuss ATO house improvements
faculty, enabling the University
"to stay competitive with other
By MARIA HAREN
There's good news for impatient
sentimental memorabilia maniacs
the 1985 Yackety Yack is here, about
nine months later than its scheduled
November 1985 premiere. The books
can be picked up in the Yackety Yack
office, Room 106 in the Student
Lisa Motsinger, the 1987 year
book editor, said the 1985 Yack's
dictionary theme set it apart from
past yearbooks. "It was a very
inventive way to present things," she
All the information in the book
is alphabetized, Motsinger said,
which will make readers go through
the whole book instead of flipping
to the sections they want to see.
Ava Long, design editor of the
1986 Yack, said the lateness of the
book was probably due to the photo
' editor's layout overload.
The 1986 Yack was not the first
yearbook to be late. The 1981 book
was the last one on time. "Editors
have a philosophy of it's better to
number. The computer would auto
matically register students for open
classes and advise them of alternative
sections for any closed classes. All
instructions would be given by a
The same procedure would be
used to drop courses and obtain a
complete listing of classes. Only one
phone call would be needed to carry
out all transactions.
Lanier said students might be able
to call to get their tuition balances,
and even arrange to have payment
automatically deducted from their
parents' checking accounts.
It could even be possible for
prospective students to call to find
out the status of their admissions
applications, he said.
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.nake the book a quality book,"
Long said. "My goal was to make
it (the 1986 book) a good book and
get it out in the fall semester.".
Matt Plyler, 1987 photo editor,
said another reason for the book's
tardiness was the small staff size.
"We have one of the smallest staffs
for our size university," he said.
"Most of the other staffs are twice
as big as ours."
Long Said the 1986 Yack is on
schedule and due in November! The
staff started layout earlier, dividing
the work load and setting deadlines
for specific parts of the book.
The 1986 Yack has art unique
design aspect too, Long said. Its
historical theme used pictures of the
University gathered from yearbooks
dating back to 1905, Long said, and
copy and negatives will be used from
books in the Carolina Collection in
Arranged categoricaly, she said,
the book will have a sports section,
a Greek section and others. Old
pictures will highlight the divider
pages, Long said.
in other peoples sleep. Bergen Evans
Also, the system could enable
departments to get information
immediately, according to another
task force member, Associate Uni
versity Registrar Carol S. Ludwig.
"It could speed up a department's
response to classes that are closed
and additional sections could be
opened," Ludwig said. "It would give
sOme centralized idea of how full
classes are at a given time."
When the computer is called, a
male voice welcomes the caller to
Information Associates Telephone
Registration System and describes
the process step-by-step, telling the
caller when mistakes are made or a
step is omitted.
The system is "analogous to
making airplane reservations," Lud
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By JEANNIE FARIS
Former President Gerald Ford
attended a fund-raising reception for
U.S. Rep. Bill Cobey in Chapel Hill
Thursday night, lending his support
to the incumbent's campaign to keep
his congressional seat.
Cobey, of the 4th District, is
running against Democrat David
Price. Ford's visit was part of his'
tour through North Carolina to
endorse Republican candidates for
the House of Representatives.
When asked at a press gathering
if his visit was affiliated in any way
with the conservative National
Congressional Club, Ford said,
"Absolutely not. I am here because
I have been requested by the Repub
lican Congressional Campaign Com
mittee in Washington, which is a
legitimate organization, to help
Republican candidates all over the
Ford then endorsed U.S. Sen.
James Broyhill, whom Gov. James
Margin appointed to temporarily fill
the seat of late Sen. John East after
he committed suicide last month.
"I couldn't have been more pleased
when he was nominated into the
Senate ... Jim Broyhill is an out
standing legislator He has a fine
record in the House of Representa
tives," Ford said. "He was nomi
nated because of his own knowledge,
experience and ability."
Speaking on apartheid, Ford said
he did not agree with President
Reagan's policy concerning the
South African form of government.
"1 am totally opposed to apar
theid. The president's effort has been
constructive disengagement," he
Motsinger, this year's editor, said
the pages of the book would be light
brown, giving the book an "old"
It is important for the yearbook
to catch the flavor of the year,
Motsinger said. She said she belived
both the 1985 and 1986 yearbooks
have accomplished that feat.
Because the year has just begun,
the staff has not come up with one
definite theme for the book and are
still sorting through their many
ideas, Motsinger said.
Since it was hard to target writing
to such a diverse, 22,000-student
population, Motsinger said she
thought the personal narrative type
of copy was effective; it would give
the writing a life of its own and was
something to which the students
'Also, the copy would be confined
to one section in each category,'she
said, and not spread out .with
pictures on all the pages.
As for photos, Motsinger said they
would be documented in the 1987
Yack only by event and date because
wig said. "A student's record would
be updated when the call is com
pleted, and students will receive
immediate feedback on their
Lanier said both students and
officials recognized the need for a
more efficient drop-add procedure.
"After campus elections last year,
I was approached by representatives
from Student Government who
wanted to talk about ways to
improve the system," he said. "IVe
spent a year looking at the way we
do it, and I knew it was time to
revamp the program from the
The task force, which included
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Gerald R. Ford
said. "That has been insufficient."
When asked how he feels about
former President Richard Nixon,
Ford defended his decision to excuse
Nixon from prosecution for his part
in the Watergate scandal over ten
"I did the right thing when I did
it and I was pleased to see in a recent
poll, I think it was the Gallup Poll,
that 54 percent of the American
people today agree with me," Ford
He added that the political prob
lems he encountered were worth
having a clear conscience about his
decision. "We have to do what's right
regardless of politics," he said.
Dr. K.C. Kennedy held the $100-per-couple
reception at his home,
attracting about 200 Cobey
long captions took up space and gave
This process would delete poor
copy and be more representative of
the University, she said, since stu
dents did not know everybody at the
University but would know the
. "When you turn to the picture 20
years later," Motsinger said,"you
won't forget it if it's just documented.
You want to know what's going on
in the picture and when it happened."
This book should be out on time
too, she said. Delivery is expected
sometime in November of 1987.
Long said that because of the
Yack's good reputation, it is often
used as an example for other college'
The Yack is considered one of the
top three college yearbooks in the
country, she said.
Students have until September 15
to subscribe to the 1986 Yackety
Yack, which will cost $21.
Applications for the book can be
found in Room 106 of the Student