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Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 94, Issue 131
Tuesday, February 3, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
ttedeet Affairs sttideets to split task of
By JEAN LUTES
A memo describing an upcoming
agreement to separate the roles of
the Division of Student Affairs and
the Student Audit Board in govern
ing the Student Fund Activities
Office should clarify their relation
ship with the office, Dean of Stu
dents Frederic Schroeder said
"It is a carefully worked-out set
of who does what, reached by the
audit board, this office (Student
Affairs) and Student Government,"
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Timothy Leary: "I believe every American adult has a right to
choose who or what to put into his or her body."
Electric debate is acid test on
By JO FLEISCHER
Assistant University Editor
Dr. Timothy Leary, an advocate
of mind-expanding drugs in the
1960s, faced former DEA chief
Peter Bensinger in "Drugs: The
Great Debate," Monday night in
Memorial Hall before an audience
of more than 1 ,000.
Leary, father of the humanist
psychology movement and founder
of the Harvard Psychedelic
Research Center, won the coin toss
and kicked off the debate.
"I'm against communism in any
form," he began. "I'd last 2 or 3
minutes in China with the new
reforms, about 10 in Russia under
Gorbachev, and in Tehran I'd be
busted in a minute."
The 66-year-old grandfather,
clad in a blue blazer with tie, gray
slacks, white socks and athletic
shoes, said he was against drug
abuse, "Mostly because I'd get
blamed for it."
Leary said that the problem
rested with the 10 to 15 percent of
users who were "addictive person
alities," not the 90 percent who use
drugs responsibly. "There are
problems in our society," he said.
Reagan picks CIA chief to replace Casey
From Associated Press reports
Gates, a CIA official who reportedly
urged disclosure of secret arms sales
to Iran before they were revealed,
was picked by President Reagan on
Monday to replace the ailing Wil
liam J. Casey as director of the
The 73-year-old Casey, recupera
ting from surgery for a brain tumor
seven weeks ago, was invited to
become a counselor to the president
when and if he can return to work.
Gates, 43, has been the No. 2
official at the CIA since 1982 and
has been running the agency in
board are working together in the
search for a new SAFO director to
replace retiring director Frances
Since employees of SAFO became
state employees in 1982, Student
Affairs has been responsible for
hiring and firing SAFO personnel.
Schroeder is in charge of selecting
SAFO's new director because Stu
dent Affairs is responsible for
The memo identifies the separate
responsibilities of Student Affairs
and the audit board, Schroeder said.
The statement describes the dif
ferent overseeing duties of the board
"But that doesn't mean you should
call in the National Guard."
Leary, imprisoned for five years
for marijuana possession during
the 1970s (until he escaped) said
he wanted to debate against drug
testing even though his wife called
it "a bad career move."
"I'm pro-choice," he said. "I feel
every adult American has the right
to choose who or what to put into
his or her body."
Before yielding the floor to
Bensinger, Leary remarked, "I
protect my positions as the right
of every American to his body
Bensinger, a former Illinois
prison administrator, prefaced his
remarks by saying it felt ironic to
have dinner at Crook's Corner.
The president of a consulting
firm specializing in drug issues said
he was somewhat encouraged by
statistical trends indicating that
fewer 18- to 25-year-olds were
smoking marijuana at least once a
"It's not because the government
has done a better job enforcing the
law, or that speakers in the govern
ment have done a better job of
A 20-year veteran of service in the
CIA and the White House National
Security Council as a Soviet affairs
expert, Gates is widely respected on
Capitol Hill and likely will not have
difficulty winning Senate
However, he is certain to be grilled
about the CIA's role in the secret
sale of arms to Iran and the diversion
of profits to the Nicaraguan Contra
rebels. A report by the Senate
Intelligence Committee said Casey,
in testimony about the affair late last
year, "was general in nature" and left
too many questions unanswered.
A longtime friend of the president,
Casey became director of the CIA
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and Student Affairs, so they can
reach an agreement on their philos
ophies in searching for a new
director, he said.
Student Body President Bryan
Hassel said the main purpose of the
memo is to formalize what is already
going on within SAFO.
"It's basically to clarify the whole
relationship in written form so
everyone knows what it's about,"
Hassel said. "It's not like that now
The only change described in the
memo, Schroeder said, is that since
the director of SAFO is a state
employee, the director must report
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Peter Bensinger: "I don't want people making that choice for me
when I'm out on the highway or on a train."
communicating the dangers," he
said. Bensinger attributed the shift
to people realizing the dangers of
drugs and favoring laws designed
to eliminate them.
Bensinger said other trends such
as an increase in cocaine deaths
from three per month to three per
day were alarming. Then he agreed
with a statement Leary had made
earlier "drugs do work."
Pro-choice was not acceptable,
Bensinger said, because the choice
may involve others. "I don't want
people making that choice for me
when I'm out on the highway or
on a train," he said.
During his presentation Bensin
ger was met with cheers when he
said marijuana had increased in
potency by five to eight times in
the last 10 years. There was a
solitary cry of "bullshit" when he
said the implications of increased
pot potency included the recent
Conrail Amtrack train crash.
"Individuals may want to make
a choice, but they risk breaking the
law and they are taking (drugs) at
some peril to themselves and
others," Bensinger said.
Bensinger concluded his com
in 1981 after managing Reagan's
White House campaign.
He suffered a seizure last Dec. 15
a day before he was to appear
before the Senate Intelligence Com
mittee and underwent surgery
three days later for removal of a.
According to an associate, Casey's
last words before being wheeled into
surgery were, "I hope Dave Duren
berger doesn't think I'm copping out
on him." Durenberger, a Minnesota
Republican, was the chairman of the
Intelligence Committee at the time.
Casey offered his resignation
during a meeting in his hospital room
with White House chief of staff
to Student Affairs. Sparrow's retire
ment makes Student Affairs respon
sible for SAFO's personnel, he said.
Since SAFO's employees became
state-employed, the director has
technically been required to report
to Student Affairs, but now that
responsibility will be put into writ
ing, he said.
Although Student Affairs has
assumed responsibility for finding
SAFO's new director, Schroeder
said his office does not want to take
over any duties now performed by
the audit board, which is made up
SAFO was made to distribute
"'"5 U . y"'
ments by detailing the physiolog
ical effects of cocaine.
Regaining the floor, Leary said,
"I always love it when a govern
ment official who has never gotten
high tells you what it's like your
heart beats faster, your blood
pulses." He then asked Bensinger,
"Ever had an orgasm?"
However, Leary was soon
stumped after saying that the
Conrail engineers who tested pos
itive after a recent fatal train crash
may have only been exposed to it
in the back of a car.
Bensinger said the level they
exhibited meant they had smoked
pot that day.
"You got me," Leary answered.
When Bensinger said people who
smoked one joint could be affected
for days, Leary scored with the
crowd by saying, "I don't know
what kind of marijuana you've
been smoking, but the kind IVe
been smoking doesn't keep me high
for a week."
When the floor was opened for
questions, a student who admitted
having "used drugs for recreational
See DEBATE page 4
Donald Regan and Attorney
General Edwin Meese last Thursday.
A day later, Reagan talked with
Gates in an announced meeting in
the Oval Office, offering him the job.
"It was Mr. Casey's decision to
resign," said Marlin Fitzwater, the
president's new chief spokesman. He
said Casey brought up the subject
during the hospital meeting and
"offered it voluntarily."
At Reagan's direction, Meese and
Regan had gone to the hospital with
an invitation for Casey to become
a counselor to the president, and
offered that job after Casey resigned,
money from student fees, he said,
and students should make decisions
about those funds.
"I'm clearly committed to the
concept that neither I nor my office,
in any fashion, be involved in the
distribution of expenditures of those
student funds," he said.
Student Body Treasurer John
Williams said the agreement was
drafted from a proposal by the audit
board and a counter-proposal by
The agreement documents the
"historical authority" of students in
personnel matters, he said. "Histor
ically the audit board has had the
readies for resin
to campiuis polls
By MARIA HAREN
It's voting time again.
Polls open at 10 a.m. today and
close at 7 p.m., enough time to cast
a vote for student body president,
Carolina Athletic Association pres
ident, Resident Hall Association
president, Daily Tar Heel editor,
Student Congress representatives
and senior class officers.
The voting process itself is not
difficult, said Elections Board Chair
man Steve Lisk, but students must
have a valid student identification
and an orange registration card.
"Students have to vote in the area
they live in," he said. "It's an Honor
Code violation if they don't."
Off-campus students and students
who are unable to vote in their
districts may vote at the Union, Y
Court, Hamilton Hall and Davis
Library. Graduate students may vote
at Craige Residence Hall.
"The Union, Davis and Y Court
will be the busiest," said Sean
Phelan, an elections board member.
"Well have at least three or four poll
tenders at each."
Poll-tenders will ask to see student
identification, then mark the orange
validation cards to ensure that
students don't vote twice.
Voters must register their names,
class, district and ID number in a
polling book before voting.
"People voting twice is generally
not a problem," Lisk said. "We have
had problems in the past with people
other than seniors and fifth-year
seniors voting for senior class
Lisk said all the ballots would
include the senior class candidates
and students would be held by the
Honor Code to vote for those offices
only if they are rising seniors.
"We had thought about making
rising seniors ask for the senior class
ballot by name," Lisk said, "but
some of the polling sites are too busy
and polling turnout is so low any
way, we decided not to do that."
To make voting simpler and less
confusing, he said, only the Student
Congress seat within the voter's
district will be on the Student
"But the areas where any student
may vote will have all the Student
Congress candidates on the ballot,"
At each district, voters will be
given computer cards, paper clips
and punch boards. A number will
be beside each candidate's name,
Lisk said, and the voter will just
punch out the number.
"We use computer cards because
they are much smoother and quicker
to tabulate at the end of the day,"
The cards will have only numbers
on it, and voters will have to go by
a corresponding booklet with the
candidates' name and number in
order to vote correctly.
Write-in candidates must be
See ELECTION page 3
entire authority to control personnel.
Now the employees of that office are
The memo defines how the Uni
versity will act in certain situations
for the protection of students,
Williams said. "It satisfies both the
state and the students."
The audit board will amend its by
laws to include the statements in the
memo about the board's relationship
with Student Affairs if they are not
already included, said Mitch Camp,
audit board chairman.
The agreement will be final when
See MEMO page 3
Craige All grads
Law school Dist 1
Medical school Dist. 6
Rosenau Dists. 5,6,7
Mclver Dist 11
Spencer Dist 11
Parker Dist 14
Carmichael Dist 14
Ruffin Dist 12
Cobb Dist 12
Graham Dist 12
Ehringhaus Dist 15
Granville West Dist 10
Connor Dist 13
Morrison Dist 16
Hinton James Dist 16
Chase All except
Dists. 10, 11,12,13, 14
Whitehead Dist 14
face lack of
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
A decrease in the number of
candidates for Student Congress
this year is not necessarily an
indication that student apathy is
on the rise, according to Steve
Lisk, Elections Board chairman.
Lisk said although the number
of candidates had dropped from
42 last year to 31 this year, more
statistics would be needed in
order to conclude anything.
"In order to label this decrease
a trend, you'd need more infor
mation from past elections," he
said. "I would guess that the
number of candidates tends to
fluctuate from year to year."
Frederic Schroeder, dean of
students, agreed that not enough
information is available to make
any generalizations. "It may be
simply the law of averages," he
None of the nine districts that
represent graduate students have
candidates running this year.
Schroeder said graduates have
other interests. "They have other
priorities like academics and their
departmental work," he said.
"Therefore they don't have as
much interest in things that are
campus-wide." Lisk agreed that
this may be part of the problem.
Jeff Smiley, president of the
graduate and professional stu
dents federation, has another
view. "I'm not surprised by this,"
he said. "Apathy towards student
government is on the increase
among graduate students."
See APATHY page 4