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10The Daily Tar Heel Friday, November 14. 1986
94 th year of editorial freedom
JIM ZOOK, Editor
7.ANDY FARMER, Managing Editor
ED BRACKETT, Associate Editor
DEWEY MESSER, Associate Editor
Tracy Hill, News Editor
GRANT PARSONS, University Editor
LINDA MONTANARI, City Editor
JILL GERBER, State and National Editor
Scott Fowler, sports Editor
KATHY PETERS, Features Editor
ROBERT KEEFE, Business Editor
Elizabeth Ellen, Am Editor
DAN CHARLSON, Photography Editor
No questions cause for concern
At a University where students are
supposedly taught to think for them
selves, it is amazing that some students
failed to question the origin of a
petition presented by a Moonie
According to its representatives,
CAUSA is an association of staunch
anti-communists of diverse religious
backgrounds. The group's goal,
members say, is to inform citizens of
the steady decline in the nation's moral
and religious fiber. Some of those
members were in the Pit last week,
obtaining signatures for an anti
But the information CAUSA
members did not volunteer was that
the organization was founded by the
Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification
CAUSA's members deny any direct
affiliation to the Unification Church.
Their spokesman acknowledges that
they receive funds through "businesses
in the Unification movement," and a
Unification member has said the
"Moonies" are volunteering to work
with CAUSA. Of course, Moon,
money and manpower aside, there are
few links between CAUSA and the
It is not so much a matter of the
Moonies themselves as it is a matter
of deception through silence. The
Unification Church and organizations
founded by the church certainly have
a right to petition in the Pit. But
suspicion rises when petitioners are
reluctant to identify their group and
its affiliations. UNC students should
cry "foul" if they know members of
any organization religious, political
or fraternal are gathering signatures
without identifying themselves.
But last week, many students volun
teered names, addresses and phone
numbers without question. Signing
may have seemed the easiest way to
be rid of a persistent petitioner. A
signature may have seemed kinder
than refusing such a courteous request.
And the content was undeniably
appealing. Everyone can find some
thing to cheer in a statement which
advocates "a God-centered morality in
America," "freedom for all" and
opposition to "atheistic communism."
The statement was noble. It was also
vague, which typifies CAUSA's reac
tion on the petition's purpose. Group
spokesmen have said they may send
educational material to signees and use
the petitions to show support for
values important to America.
CAUSA forced no one to sign, but
it did benefit from naivete, a lack of
caution and inquisitiveness. Signees
aware of the source and purpose of
the petition cannot be faulted. Signees
who failed to investigate can start
checking their mailboxes.
Good policy to pick up
Drop Add for the spring semester
is seven weeks away. This reminder
is not designed to dampen a frigid
Friday, but rather it is a note about
a process made more judicious by a
newly adopted policy.
Officials in the College of Arts and
Sciences and the General College
agreed to recommend on a large scale
an already successful, small-scale idea.
Any student that does not attend one
of the first two classes in a semester
would be automatically dropped from
the course. Reasonable provisions are
allowed for students who are sick or
legitimately absent: All that is required
is approval by the department
Simply stated, this policy can solve
a lot of problems. For a student
desperately needing, say, a 10 a.m.
Economics 10 class, this policy will
weed out students planning to drop
a little quicker, freeing up seats faster
than the current system. Faculty
members are provided an accurate
picture earlier in the semester of the
number of students that will enroll in
William Graves, associate dean of
the College of Arts and Sciences,
described the plan as "an attempt to
speed up the process where it seems
justified to do so." The justification
to employ the policy at all has already
In an effort to register students in
its ever-popular introductory course,
the psychology department employed
this idea on a trial basis for the past
three semesters. Mark Appelbaum,
professor of psychology and admin
istrator of the department's program,
said about 175 seats were made
This policy does not issue a mandate
ordering students to go to class. What
it does require is a minimal commit
ment from students seriously inter
ested in a specific course. It is just.
The Daily Tar Heel
Editorial Writer: Kathy Nanney
Staff Columnist: Pierre Tristam
Omnibus Editor: Sallie Krawcheck
Assistant Managing Editors: Jennifer Cox, Amy Hamilton and Regan Murray.
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Kimberly Edens, Michelle Efird, Jennifer Essen, Jeannie Faris, Scott Greig, Maria Haren, Nancy
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Lance, Alicia Lassiter, Mitra Lotfi, Brian Long, Justin McGuire, Laurie Martin, Toby Moore, Dan
Morrison, Felisa Neuringer, Rachel Orr, Fred Patterson, Liz Saylor, Sheila Simmons, Rachel Stiffler,
Elisa Turner, Nicki Weisensee, Beth Williams, Robert Wilderman and Bruce Wood. Jo Fleischer and
Jean Lutes, assistant university editors. Donna Leinwand, assistant state and national editor. Cindy
Clark, Ruth Davis and Michael Jordan, wire editors.
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Greg Cook, Phyllis Fair, Laura Grimmer, Clay Hodges, Greg Humphreys, Lorna Khalil, Eddy Landreth,
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Photography: Charlotte Cannon, Larry Childress, Jamie Cobb, Tony Deifell, Janet Jarman and Julie
Copy Editors: Sally Pearsall, assistant news editor. Dorothy Batts, Beverly Imes, Lisa Lorentz, Sherri
Murray, Marielle Stachura and Joy Thompson.
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Pearse, advertising coordinator, Angela Ostwalt, business manager; Cammie Henry, accounts receivable
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Production: Elizabeth Rich and Stacy Wynn. Rita Galloway, production assistant.
Printing: The Chapel Hill Newspaper
Don't forget Soviet abnises off rights
The efforts of recent column writers
regarding Human Rights Week, as
well as all the other people who
worked to make this week a reality, should
be applauded. Human rights concern all of
us, and I commend them in their efforts to
make Human Rights an important and
talked about issue here at UNC.
However, I must confess I was shocked
and dismayed to hear of the intentional
omission of the Soviet Union and other
communist countries from Human Rights
Week. This week is supposed to address all
cases of human rights abuses am I correct?
If so, how can one possibly justify leaving
out countries with some of the worst human
rights records in the world that is, the
Soviet Union and the communist bloc
Reasons given for leaving out the Soviet
Union are more appalling than the act itself.
First, some Human Rights Week organizers
say there is already so much media coverage
and "propaganda" against the Soviets that
covering them would in essence be overkill;
second, they say that only a handful of
groups questioned why Human Rights
Week excluded abuses by the Soviet Union.
In response to the first point maybe
they and I read different newspapers and
magazines, but I have found very little, if
any, media coverage of the human rights
abuses in the Soviet Union, either in its own
country or countries such as Afghanistan
While we were sitting in lecture halls this
week, listening to charges against the United
States, thousands of Afghans were probably
slaughtered by the Soviet Army; yet the
Campus Y is silent. And while many UNC
students were busy studying chemistry and
physics this week, one of the world s most
distinguished physicists, Andrei Sakharov,
remained exiled in Gorky, near Moscow.
If anything is true, it's that media have
attempted to gloss over Soviet human rights
violations to facilitate arms control talks.
If overexposure and media hype are the real
reasons Human Rights Week omitted the
Soviet Union, then how can its organizers
justify even mentioning South Africa this
week, much less making it their lead focus?
If any issue has suffered from media
overexposure, it's apartheid. Now, I agree
that apartheid should be a vital part of
Human Rights Week I only chose South
Africa to point out the folly of the exclusion
of the Soviet Union in the week's events.
The organizers' second reason for not
including the Soviet Union that only three
groups approached them about the exclu
sion is an invalid excuse to ignore the
Soviet government's systematic denial of
equal rights to its citizens. These rights
include the right to think, write, publish and
work freely, in addition to the right of
citizens to emigrate if they so choose.
Are the week's organizers afraid they
might be labeled Reagan supporters, or
(God forbid) conservatives if they spoke out
against the Soviet Union?
I am no less a conservative because I care
about world hunger and human rights
abuses in Chile, nor are you any less liberal
for being concerned about human rights
abuses by the Soviets.
This brings us to the real question: Are
the week's organizers really concerned about
Human Rights Week, or are did they simply
want to appear concerned about human
Human rights is not a partisan issue! You
are no less a liberal or conservative,
Democrat or Republican, by being con
cerned about human rights you are only
more human. After all, isn't that what this
week was really all about?
Keith Poston is a sophomore political
science major from Fayetteville.
To the editor:
Amber Pratt, let me express
my regret that your career as
a barfly has been disappointing
("No reply at all," letter, Nov.
12). Please allow me to make
some suggestions that might
help remedy the situation.
First, try meeting males at the
Union, the library, in class, the
Pit, dorm mixers, religious
meetings, political meetings or
absolutely anywhere except
bars. This way you are less
likely to end up with winners
of beer-guzzling or burping
I believe that water seeks its
own level, and my advice to you
is to look for men in other
places than the bottom of
sewage pools. If, heaven forbid,
you actually like the people
who slither around in Chapel
Hill bars, then I suggest that
you should be the one to call
the guys you have in mind. It's
a dirty, dirty job, but someone
has to do it.
To the editor:
We are tired of all these sorry
little people writing letters to
the editor about a lack of
school spirit. People who lack
spirit at games are only show
ing their maturity. They are
practicing for their future
reigns as Yuppies and UNC
We were appalled to see such
childish behavior exhibited
Saturday by those demonstra
tive fans at Clemson. Didn't it
look bland with everything in
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orange and white? You couldn't
tell the spectators from the
team members. Why should we
risk taking away the class of
Kenan Stadium by displaying
banners and turning it into a
zoo like the students at
And, we ask, why should
people at this university sup
port athletes who steal parking
places from those poor, defen
seless Ehringhaus residents?
We admire those people who
are able to dress for our game
with class, style and maturity.
We salute the ladies in those
beautiful dresses and high
heeled shoes, sporting freshly
permed hair, exquisite pearls
and 14k gold chains. And who
among us could not respect
those men in their button-down
shirts and ties, Hawaiian print
shorts, athletic socks and Nike
A collection of notable quotes for the
week ending Nov. 14, 1986
"The White House is in charge of the
executive branch, and they have issued a
statement that all questions shall be
answered by the White House. . . . I don't
particularly enjoy it. I like to say what I
think about something. "
Secretary of State George Shultz, after
rumors circulated that he was ordered to
keep quiet about the connection between the
release of former hostage David Jacobsen
and an arms deal with Iran.
" When the economy tightened up, people
looked for jobs that would earn a lot of
money. Now, because the economy has
loosened up and everyone's a little more
relaxed, the pendulum is swinging back.
With liberal arts, you get an education for
life and learning, not just for getting a job. "
Joseph Duffey, chancellor of the
University of Massachusetts, regarding
recent surveys on campuses across the
nation. For the first time since the late 1970s,
the number of college students majoring in
the arts and sciences has increased in one
estimate, by 15 percent since 1981.
"Your motive was pure greed, and you
paid handsomely for your traitorous acts.
I look in vain for some redeeming aspect
of your character. "
Federal District Court Judge Alex
ander Harvey, in sentencing John Walker
Jr. to life in prison after his conviction of
espionage charges. Harvey added that he
would oppose Walker's getting paroled at
any time in the future, although his opinion
has no bearing on a parole board.
" might not be so bad. It's a lot easier
to throw a grenade than it is to catch one. "
Sen. Jesse Helms on how he felt about
being a member of the minority party in
the U.S. Senate.
"Any drafts of the report that I may
prepare presumably also would be instantly
available to the press, as soon as those
various drafts were removed from the
typewriter of my secretary. "
UNC President CD: Spangler's affi
davit expresses why he disagrees with the
N.C. Press Association and the Raleigh
News and Observer over whether documents
concerning UNC system athletic policies
should be considered public documents. The
NCPA and the N & O are suing the UNC
system to gain access to the documents.
"We have stated all along that, if student
opinion was against this proposal, then we
would not implement it."
Assistant Housing Director Sylvester
Taylor, in announcing that the Department
of University Housing .would reject a
proposal to guarantee housing for sopho
mores. The proposal received very little
support from the student body.
AND SO FORTH
"772a was the driest junk lever saw. "
Jesse Boiling, 85, of Pueblo, Col., on
the work of Geoffrey Chaucer. She didn't
graduate from high school in 1920 because
she refused to read The Canterbury Tales.
School officials recently awarded her - a
diploma as a birthday gift.
" We 're used to thinking about these things
in two dimensions. You think: 'Gee, is it
the high-density regions that are connected,
or is it the low-density? Is it like white polka
dots on a black background or black polka
dots on a white background? You fool
Dr. Richard Gott of Princeton, one
of the scientists who are now saying the
universe is arranged like a sponge not
like a soap bubble, not like a meatball.
Compiled by Associate Editor Dewey
Messer, a senior journalism major from