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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Copyriaht 1986 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 94, Issue 58
Thursday, September 11, 1986
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Efforts arc being made to increase
minority enrollment at UNC
through a new recruitment program
similar to the Carolina Contact
program, said Sibby Anderson, co
chair of student government's minor
ity concerns committee.
As part of the new program,
Anderson said, student recruiters
would travel to high school cam
puses with University Admissions
representatives to talk to interested
The Black Student Movement, the
Offices of University Affairs and
Undergraduate Admissions and
Student Government have deve
loped the program to specifically
target potential minority applicants,
Archie W. Ervin, assistant to the
vice-chancellor of university affairs,
said, "It's the view here that minority
students are still vastly unrepres
ented here on campus."
There is a need for "vigorous"
minority recruitment, Ervin said.
Personal letters and phone calls
will be made to potential minority
students, Anderson said. Also, high
school seniors who have participated
in Project Uplift, a summer program
sponsored by the BSM and student
government for rising minority high
school seniors as an introduction to
the University, will be contacted.
Darrin Poole, a member of the
minority concerns committee, said
the program was not just trying to
increase minority enrollment at
UNC. Poole said the program will
encourage qualified students, who
either don't apply or choose to go
somewhere else, to come to UNC.
"I think a lot of seniors in high
school arent as informed as they
should be about this University,"
Poole said. "I think they're selling
themselves short going somewhere
else (when they could attend UNC).
We think showing personal concern
for them will probably help."
Anderson said, "We want to stress
Sanford criticizes ,
Reagan farm policy
RALEIGH Democratic U.S.
Senate candidate Terry Sanford
attacked the agricultural policies of
the Reagan administration Wednes
day, describing the attitude of the
national republican leadership
toward farming as one of "pure
disdain for the American family
"They (the Republican Party)
rather proudly assert that we have
become a nation of serving people,
that we don't need to worry very
much about the farmer," Sanford
said, "Who are we going to commun
icate with and provide services to?"
Sanford made his comments dur
ing a press conference at state
Democratic Party headquarters.
Referring to recommendations he
said were offered by his Farm
Advisory Council, Sanford enumer
ated eight areas crucial to revitalizing
the farming economy. The sugges-.
a revising the current "philo
sophy" of extending farm credit by
loosening repayment terms;
B restructuring farmers' debts,
D rethinking federal subsidy and
price support programs that Sanford
said "have gone berserk" under the
"We are spending more money
than we have ever spent before, but
we are getting less because the farmer
is in deeper trouble," Sanford said.
Another trend Sanford said he
; notices and would like to reverse is
- exploitation of farming in foreign
"(Farmers) feel that the USDA
(U.S. Department of Agriculture)
has simply become a pawn of the
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to students (that they) can attend a
primarily white university and leave
with positive experiences."
According to David C. Lanier,
University registrar, total minority
enrollment for the fall of 1985 was
about 1 2 percent of the student body,
with blacks accounting for 7.9
Black enrollment peaked in 1982
with 8.7 percent, Lanier said, but has
declined since. He said that from
preliminary reports the present
minority enrollment is very close to
last year's figures.
Anderson said fewer high school
minority students were taking the
Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude
Test and the Scholastic Aptitude
Test. Part of the recruitment pro
gram will encourage students to take
Typically, minority students do
not perform as well on standardized
tests as whites, Anderson said, but
the University makes some adjust
ments in minority admission
"(Standardized test scores are) not
always the best judge; of one's
academic ability," she said, adding
that she thought the differences in
background and culture caused the
variation in test scores.
Anderson ' said recruiters would
also advise potential students about
the high school curriculum they
should follow to succeed at UNC.
Ervin said one reason the minority
enrollment is so low is the; small
number of North Carolina minor
ities actually attending college. All
16 UNC institutions vie for students
from this limited pool, he said.
Student recruiters can answer
some questions better than Univer
sity officials because they are closer
in age to the potential applicants, he
A general information meeting for
students interested in working with
the new recruitment program is
scheduled for Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. in
the South Campus Union.
State Department," Sanford said in
a prepared statement. "One year it
is embargoes, the next year subsid
ized wheat sales."
While Sanford urges a reorgani
zation of federal farm programs,
Doug Haynes, press secretary for
Republican candidate Jim Broyhill,
said his candidate seeks to "get the
government out of the farming
business." Haynes characterized
Sanford's remarks by saying that
Sanford was "trying to use farmers
as a political issue.
"The policies of many of our farm
programs are based on government
subsidies and price supports which
are Democratic policies," Haynes
said. "These are all policies repres
ented by Terry Sanford."
Haynes asserted that Sanford's
ideas for federal farming programs
See SANFORD page 6
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Linda Baker, a senior pharmacology major from Chapel Hill, dumps a load of lawn
clippings from the Arboretum. She works parttime for the N.C. Botanical Gardens.
By JEAN LUTES
Assistant University Editor
The absence of alcohol hasn't
decreased attendance at dormitory
functions, and area governments
plan to accomodate students under
21, officials of the Department of
University Housing said Wednesday.
Wayne T. Kuncl, university hous
ing director, said the Residence Hall
Association began to promote pro
gramming without alcohol last year,
anticipating the rise in the drinking
"RHA did have some sort of
foresight to deal with the situation,"
he said. Over the past three years,
"there's been a gradual shift in terms
of the alcohol policy, to focus on
the activity, not on the alcohol," he
Roger Nelson, Morrison area
director, said activities will be
SHS holds conference to
By LIZ SAYLOR
"Cocaine Connection," a UNC
Student Health Service-sponsored
conference on cocaine, will be held
today through Saturday at the Hotel
Europa in Chapel Hill.
The conference will not focus on
one school or area, but look at the
problem in general, said Sue Gray,
director of health education at SHS.
However, she said, UNC is not
exempt from this issue.
UNC wide receiver arrested for downtown assault
From staff reports
UNC football player Randolph
Marriott was served a warrant for
his arrest juesday in connection with
an alleged assault of a UNC junior
late Monday afternoon.
Marriott, 20, was taken into
custody Tuesday and released after
signing a ' $300 unsecured bond,
which will be refunded or negated
if he co-operates with court
Marriott's court appearance is
scheduled for Sept. 18 at 9 a.m. in
district court in Chapel Hill before
Judge Patricia Hunt. .
The warrant charged Marriott
. . Nixon wants to get back on.
centers oe non-alcoholic events
planned more around food and
entertainment. Earlier this year, a
Hawaiian luau without alcohol for
Morrison residents had "tremendous
participation," he said.
"We felt good about the fact that
people came and danced and had fun
without, alcohol," Nelson said. "IVe
been told it was one of the best
turnouts weVe ever had."
Scott, Triad, and Old Well pro
grams have been rhore successful
than usual, said Sharon McMillan,
STOW area director. The lack of
night life on Franklin Street has
encouraged students to attend dorm
functions, she said.
"Students have become more
interested in a variety of things
because drinking one of the areas
of entertainment they depended on
is gone," she said.
One of the dormitory govern
"I think we do have a problem,
yet we're not alone," Gray said. "It's
not worse here than everywhere else,
yet this is a wealthy campus and
cocaine is available and used."
Gray said she hoped the confer
ence 'would generate ideas and
interactions among those participat
ing about ways to deal with cocaine
"1 do think this is an area we need
to be concerned with," Gray said.
"This is something that has evolved
with committing an "assault on a
female by an over 18-year-old male."
Tonja Monique Gaskins swore out
the warrant, claiming that Marriott
had struck her about the head and
face with his fists.
A North Carolina Memorial Hos
pital spokesperson said Gaskins was
treated for minor injuries Wednes
day morning. She has apparently
Elliott Edward, University Police
officer, served the warrant.
Keith Lohmann, a spokesman for
the Chapel Hill Police Department,
said there has been no report filed
with the police department concern
By JEANNIE FARIS
Partisan politics is playing a more important role than
it has in past races for the N.C. Supreme Court chief
justice position, as former Senior Associate Justice James
Exum, a Democrat, challenges Republican Rhoda
Billings, the recently appointed chief justice.
Billings, a former associate justice, was sworn in Sept.
3 after Joseph Branch retired at age 70, the required
age for retirement.
Exum said in a telephone interview that it has been
tradition in the state for the governor to appoint the
senior associate justice to the chief justice position when
it is vacated.
But Republican Gov. Jim Martin did not follow this
precedent when he appointed Billings.
When Exum was not nominated for the position, he
resigned from the court to prepare for the November
general elections. He had served on the court for 11
years and was named senior justice in December 1984.
"The whole idea is that the senior associate justice,
by reason of experience on the court, is the most qualified
candidate for chief justice," he said.
Exum said he felt that Martin chose Billings because
she is a Republican. During the past three years, Martin
has appointed Billings to the N.C. Paroles Commission
and made her an associate justice.
"The governor is a Republican, and he has made no
bones to conceal his desire to build up the Republican
Party," he said.
Chief justices usually retire near the time of the state
wide election. The interim justice usually runs for the
position, which has an eight-year term. The eight
associate justices are also elected and serve for eight
During the campaigns, the candidates are forbidden
by the Code of Judicial Conduct to discuss any
controversial political or legal issues which might appear
before the court.
But a group called Citizens for a Conservative Court
has recently been formed to address some issues in the
election. In past campaigns, candidates qualifications
and experience have figured more heavily than their
"Our goal is to prevent the court from being taken
See JUSTICES page 6
ments' fears was that students
wouldn't come to mixers if no
alcohol was served, McMillan said.
"(But) people come to mixers to
meet each other and sometimes it's
even more genuine if you meet
someone while you're sober," she
Area governments can spend
money on alcohol with the Univer
sity Housing director's approval, but
only one dormitory event this year
has used University funds to buy
Kuncl said he approved spending
$12 to buy alcohol for a mixer in
the new Katherine K. Carmichael
dormitory Friday night.
"There were two 12-packs they
were gone by about 12 a.m. and
about five people drank them,"
senior Chris Shearer said. He said
the mixer turned out better than he
draw line on
in our culture, and we need to do
something about it before we lose
an entire generation."
The whole purpose, Gray said,
was to "generate awareness and open
up some eyes." Gray also said she
wanted people to make a connection
with others who are active in pre
venting cocaine abuse and deaths.
"A triangle of people is involved
with this conference," Gray said.
"One side includes the coaches,
leaders the teacher .aspect.
ing Gaskins's case any day this week.
Usually the magistrate requires the
victim or whoever is taking out the
citizen's arrest to file a police report
first, but it could have been bypassed
in this case, Lohmann said.
No other details about the attack
Marriott were unavailable for
comment. Lisa Frazier, Gaskins's
roommate, said Wednesday that
Gaskins was not ready to make a
When contacted Tuesday, varsity
football coach Dick Crum had no
UNC Sports Information spokes
expected. "It started out slowly, but
it actually turned out pretty well."
Jeff Cannon, area director for
Scott Residence College, said the
students who organized the mixer
decided how much alcohol to pro
vide. "I found the number of students
21 or over, and then the students
requested money for alcohol based
on that figure," he said.
The new alcohol policy will
change the emphasis of dormitory
programming, Cannon said. "As
people become used to having no
alcohol, the events will become more
successful right now they're still
looking for that," he said.
Ray Jones, RHA president, said
area government officers are going
on retreats this month and will
brainstorm to come up with ideas
See ALCOHOL page 6
Another includes doctors, nurses,
trainers those involved with
treatment. The third side is' law
enforcement. They are the three
; The conference is open to the
public, with a fee charged.
"Thursday is a kick-off banquet
with former football player Mercury
Morris and other athletes and
speakers," Gray said. "Friday and
Saturday are the meat of the
man Dave Lohse said that Marriott
had not been suspended from the .
football team and that no action
would be taken until his situation
had been reviewed by UNC athletic
"There's no standard procedure
for this type of situation," Lohse
said. "It's handled on a case)y-case
"As far as 1 know, he will continue
to play until his case is reviewed, and
they find reason to suspend him,"
Marriott is a wide receiver for the