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Copyright 1986 The Daily Tar Heel
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 94, Issue 76
Tuesday, October 7, 1986
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By RACHEL ORR
Chancellor Christopher Fordham rejected
Student Body President Bryan Hassel's
proposal Monday to make Student Govern
ment nominations to chancellor and vice
chancellor committees direct appointments.
Fordham said the proposal undermined his
authority over the committees, which were
ultimately the chancellor's responsibility not
"IVe given very careful thought to what he's
proposed, but I do have to meet my respon
sibilities," Fordham said. "If you weaken the
office of chancellor . . . you may do the
University a disservice."
Hassel submitted the proposal to Fordham
after his nomination of Marty Leary to the
Food Service Advisory Committee was
Under the current system, all nominations
to the committees must be approved by either
Fordham, Donald Boulton, vice chancellor
and dean of Student Affairs, or Farris
Womack, vice chancellor for business and
Hassel said after the meeting he was upset
with Fordham's rejection of the proposal.
"When it comes down to a simple issue (like
committee membership selection) they're not
going to give," he said.
But Fordham said he thought the appoint
ment process could be improved without the
adoption of Hassel's proposal.
He said he proposed that the student body
president nominate one and a half times the
number of students needed for each committee.
Only students from this list would be
"I think it's a fair proposal that would
formalize and institutionalize the student body
president's role," Fordham said.
But Hassel said Fordham's proposal doesn't
really change the situation that much. "I prefer
the current way because it makes the University
explain its choices," he said.
Although Fordham and Hassel disagreed
about how members of the committees should
be chosen, both said the procedure needed to
be clarified in writing.
Fordham said he hoped to document soon
the student appointment procedure and to
restate the faculty appointment procedure at
the same time.
Hassel said the current system places limits
on student participation in University issues
because officials can choose only to select
students with conforming viewpoints.
The nomination system now used lowers the
quality of the committees, he said, because the
chancellor and vice chancellor do not person
ally review or interview the people they select.
Hassel said Fordham's decision also disre
gards the opinion of several student leaders
who endorsed the change in a letter Hassel
wrote to Fordham last week. The leaders were:
Ray Jones, Residence Hall Association
president; Jeannie Mitchell, Carolina Union
Activities Board president; Mark Pavao,
Carolina Athletic Association president;
Camille Roddy, Black Student Movement
president; Mary Scholl, Campus Y co
president; and Jaye Sitton, Student Congress
However, Fordham said he told Hassel he
would be glad to meet with the group that
signed the letter to explain his position.
He said although the discussion over the
committee appointment process stems from
disagreement, it is healthy because it makes
the committees more visible, and may therefore
spurn an increase in student involvement.
Fordham said that if he didn't care about
student participation in the committees it
would have been unnecessary for him to even
take a stand on the issue.
Fordham and Hassel said their future
working relationship would be unaffected by
their differing opinions over the appointment
"We sort of had to agree that we disagreed,"
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Student leaders meet with administrators to discuss methods for maintaining order on Franklin Street
Halloweee to test crowd control.
By TERESA KRIEGSMAN
Halloween night will provide the first
opportunity to test proposals for control
ling crowds on Franklin Street, according
to a committee of student leaders and
The committee was formed to discuss
ways to prevent events like the Aug. 31
takeover of Franklin Street from
Responding to a letter from Jeffrey
Smiley, co-president of the Graduate and
Professional Student Federation, the
committee decided to monitor the various
events planned for Halloween to see if
students would attend organized on
campus celebrations and to determine
whether violent, destructive behavior
would diminish when crowds were more
dispersed and organized.
Smiley's letter to the committee stated
that: ". . . Halloween is a very popular
night in Chapel Hill. Thousands of people
crowd the sidewalks on Franklin Street and
many spill over onto campus and the
While this particular situation is usually
not volatile, several factors will make this
year's Halloween uniquely eventful: 1)
Halloween night will be on Friday night
this year; 2) it will be the first weekend
for students returning to town after fall
break; 3) it will precede the home football
game against Maryland; and 4) there is
the continuing possibility of further
displays of contempt for the new drinking
The committee proposed using a pep
rally, haunted house and costume contest
to keep students on-campus.
Mark Pavao, president of the Carolina
Athletic Association, said a pep rally was
planned for the Friday night before the
UNC-Maryland football game. He said the
focus of the rally would be a band and,
if the event was held on Ehringhaus field,
a bonfire might also be planned. Last
week's pep rally drew about 500 people.
Ray Jones, Resident Hall Association
president, said he would suggest to the
president of Mahgum Residence Hall that
their annual haunted house be held on
Alex Dickey, Carolina Union Activities
Board Social Committee chairman, said
the social committee was planning to '
sponsor two costume contests Halloween
night. He said about 400 people attended
last year's contest.
Boulton said Halloween would give the
committee a chance to determine whether
multiple on-campus events could keep
uncontrollable crowds off Franklin Street.
"This is an opportunity to test some of
the things weVe been talking about," he
said. "Here is an event that could be
planned to see how we can do these things.
Then we can go to the town and the
merchants and say, 'Yes, weVe tried it.' "
Charles Shook, Inter-Fraternity Council
president, said he was concerned that the
Town of Chapel Hill would enact an
ordinance restricting crowds on Franklin
Street before the committee could propose
its own solutions.
Boulton said he thought the town
council would wait for the committee's
proposals before passing any ordinances.
Attending the meeting were: Kathleen
Benzaquin, assistant dean of students;
Boulton; Richard Colven; Dickey; Bryan
Hassel, student body president; Jones;
Jeannie Mitchell, Carolina Union Activ
ities Board president; Pavao; Frederic
Schroeder Jr., dean of students; Shook;
and Jaye Sitton, speaker of the student
CMeff jnnstice IhopeM Exmm
criticizes opposition's tactics
By RACHEL STIFFLER
James Exum, Democratic candi
date for chief justice of the N.C.
Supreme Court, questioned Monday
the tactics used by a group backing
Republican Chief Justice Rhoda
Billings, his opponent in the Nov.
"(Citizens for a Conservative
Court) is trying to defeat me and
other Democratic candidates largely
on the basis of zeroing in on one
issue: in my case, my vote in death
penalty cases," he said during a
speech to about 30 law students and
faculty in Van Hecke-Wettach Hall.
Exum, who served as associate
justice of the N.C. Supreme Court
from 1975 until September of this
year, said the group has exaggerated
the difference between his position
on the death penalty and that of
Billings, who was appointed by Gov.
Jim Martin last month when Chief
Justice Joseph Branch retired.
"Both of us have recognized that
whatever our personal views are, we
still have a duty to follow the laws
(regarding the death penalty) that
our state legislature has passed,"
Exum said. "They (the CCC) have
alluded to statements IVe made in
the past that I am personally
opposed to the death penalty . . .but
I have voted to sustain it in a number
He said the CCC has oversimpli
fied and publicized instances in
which he overturned the death
penalty. In some of those cases, he
said he simply requested hearings to
review sentencings of questionable
legality on which he and the other
justices had disagreed.
"It's not the fact of the vote that
counts . . . What counts is why I
voted that way," he said. "The CCC
never bothers to say what legal
reasons I had for the vote."
He said the fact that the group
is capitalizing on his unpopular
decisions may deter judges from
making impartial decisions in the
"If the CCC succeeds in defeating
me by these tactics . . . our judges
might wonder if they should decide
cases by the law or by what will be
politically expedient," Exum said.
"That's the real danger."
Voters should concentrate on
electing justices who will judge cases
impartially instead of aiming to elect
a conservative or liberal court, Exum
He said one of his main concerns
is the efficiency of the state court
"IVe done a lot of experimentation
, to find ways to get the most out of
our courtroom time," he said, giving
an example of an inefficiency that
could be eliminated as the two or
three days many jurors waste waiting
for a trial to begin.
Improving the accuracy of the jury
instruction given by judges during
trials and forming committees that
would solve disputes and reduce the
amount of litigation brought to trial
cmaglht at Ditake
are other examples of eliminating
courtroom inefficiency, he said.
Exum cited his many years of
experience as a judge in North
Carolina as evidence of his qualifi
cations for the position of chief
justice. In addition to his 1 1 years
as associate justice of the N.C.
Supreme Court, he was a judge in
N.C. Superior Court from 1967 to
1974 and served in a private practice
in Greensboro from 1961 to 1967.
Transplant patient's condition improves
By SHEILA SIMMONS
Staff Writer '
N.C. Carolina Memorial Hospital
doctors upgraded the condition of
the hospital's first heart transplant
patient from serious to fair Monday,
a hospital spokesman said.
Unofficially identified as 56-year-old
Arthur Stanback of Raleigh, the
patient had been listed in serious but
stable condition Sunday after Thurs
day's four-and-a-half hour
The family of Stanback, a former"
City Taxi Company driver in
Raleigh, does not wish to give out
information concerning the patient
until he is out of the intensive care
unit, according to administrator
Harrison J. Stanback, an uncle
who had spoken briefly with repor
ters last week, was unavailable for
Hospital public relations person
nel declined to comment on the
patient's welfare other than his
As of Thursday, Stanback had
indicated no signs of infection or
complications, according to hospital
administrator Richard Bias.
Stanback came off of his respira
tor Saturday afternoon and was
being fed intravenously.
Doctors diagnosed Stanback as
having idiopathic cardiomyopathy,
an inexplicable weakening of the
heart muscle, a hospital spokesman
Bias said Thursday that the patient
was expected to remain in the
intensive care unit for three or four
days. It is unknown whether or not
that schedule is being kept.
John M. Armitage and Dale N.
Payne, both former doctors at the
University of Pittsburgh's Presbyter
ian University Hospital, headed the
eight-person team that performed
The hospital decided in January
i noc a. a. i . '
ivoj io siari up a transplant program
and assigned Armitage and Payne
to their head positions in July.
Someone from outside the
NCMH community donated Stan
back's transplanted heart, Bias said.
Of the 12 residents from North
Carolina who received transplants,
all but one are still alive.
Charlotte Memorial Hospital and
Medical Center, having performed
seven transplant operations on six
patients, leads the state in the
Duke Medical Center doctors
have performed three since April 22,
a representative said.
By NANCY HARRINGTON
A former UNC student who had
eluded police on campus after
accidentally being released from the
Durham County Jail was appre
hended Saturday, police said.
James Alexander Deese of Ches
terfield, N.J., the former student, is
now being held in the Durham
County Jail on a $20,000 bond for
Orange County, according to Dur
ham County police.
He was apprehended by Duke
University public safety officers at
5:48 p.m. Saturday, after receiving
a tip that Deese was on the Duke
campus, according to Sgt. Paul
Dumas, Duke Public Safety
"One of our people spotted him
in the central campus housing area,"
Dumas said. "He ran, but was
According to Sgt. R.L. Porreca of
the UNC police, Deese was first seen
at a store on Duke's campus. It had
been reported earlier that Deese was
carrying a .45-caliber handgun, but
according to Porreca, he was not
armed when caught.
Deese will be transported to the
Orange County Jail to face charges
on possession of stolen property later
this week, according to Cpl. L.
Briggs of the Durham County Police
Deese was released from the
Durham County Jail last week after
charges previously filed against him
in Durham were settled. Durham
County police were unaware that
Orange County authorities had been
searching for him.
Deese will face charges by UNC
James Alexander Deese
police on three counts of possession
of stolen property and resisting
UNC police had chased Deese
through various UNC residence halls
last Friday, after a man fitting
Deese 's description was spotted in
Sgt. Ned Comar of the UNC
police said people who reported
seeing Deese on campus aided in his
arrest. This case should be an
example to students who see suspi
cious people on campus and don't
know whether to report them, he
"The police would like to be called
so that we can take the appropriate
steps," he said. "The caller does not
have to identify himself. We just
want to know if they see someone
suspicious and what to expect when
The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. Samuel Johnson