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Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 39
Friday; April 17, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Editor's note: This is the second
of a two-part exploration of race
relations on the UNC campus
By GRANT PARSONS
Helene Cooper, a black UNC
senior, didnl have to go very far
from her Hinton James Residence
hall to find racial prejudice at UNC.
She didnt have to leave her room.
While writing an English paper
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Yvonne Kendall and Christopher Mehrens rehearse for the
"Danceryes" performance of an Italian Renaissance treatice.
teacher stadeirt deba
A Pit preacher and a UNC grad
uate student debated Thursday on
the value of South Africa's apartheid
system and how the United States
should react to it on WTIK's "Speak
Up" radio show in Durham.
Jed Smock, author of the book
"Gold in the Furnace South
Africa on Trial," is better known to
UNC students as Brother Jed, the
Pit preacher. During the debate, he
criticized every idea Dale McKinley,
a member of Action Against Apar
Bars survive despite
By BRIAN LONG
Six months have elapsed since the
drinking age rose from 19 to 21 in
North Carolina, but area bar owners
and managers say the effects of the
Sept. I age hike have not been as
drastic as feared.
"Nobody knew what was going to
happen Sept. I," said Tim Kirk
patrick, owner of Henderson Street
Bar. "But Chapel Hill is a unique
town, it's a college town. There are
(bars) here that might not have tasted
in other towns."
Kirkpatrick said his revenues have
not been noticeably lower as a result
of the higher drinking age. He added
that the fewer number of home
football games last fall affected his
business as much as the age hike.
"Business should be good the rest
of spring," he said.
Mark Burnett, manager of He's
Not Here on Franklin Street, said
he noticed a two to three month drop
The fall of
about Jesse Helms, Cooper was
discussing the North Carolina sena
tor with xne of her roommate's
"We got into this terrific argu
ment,' Cooper recalled. "It was an
intelligent, logical discussion, and I
wasnl offended by anything he was
"And (my roommate) was sitting
on the bed, and suddenly she said,
'Well, if you ask me you niggers
theid at UNC, offered concerning
issues facing South African blacks.
Smock, who wrote his book after
spending two months in South
Africa where he said he interviewed
"people from all walks of life," said
South African President P.W. Botha
has improved the blacks' conditions
considerably since taking office.
"I believe that President P.W.
Botha will go down in South African
history much as President Lincoln
has gone down in the history of the
United States," Smock said.
But McKinley, who grew up in
in business during the winter, but he
does not attribute the drop specif
ically to the age hike.
"I'm not sure what was the result
of winter and what, was the result
of the drinking age," he said. "1 need
a couple of months of fine weather
to really tell."
Troll's Bar co-owner Roger Mey
land said that although he has
noticed an overall 10 to 15 percent
decrease in revenues, he has been
"It hasn't been near as bad as 1
thought it would be," he said. "If
you've weathered it this far you're
Kirkpatrick said he felt a bigger
effect on his business when the age
rose from 18 to 19 in 1983. "Every
year there would be a whole bunch
of pretty freshman women coming
in, and the older guys would have
younger girlfriends," he said. "The
guys would stop coming to the bar
because their girlfriends couldn't get
man stands a lie
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ought to be glad
". . . A couple of days ajfter that
I started seeing things on my folders
that would . be written Ku Klux
Klanand'KKK.'" J . .
Overt racism does exist 'at UNC,
but campus blacks say insensitive
people are more of a problem. It's
those-people who make day-to-day
life on campus difficult dfor black
The dancers will perform in PlayMakers Theatre Sunday night
wearing 15th-century-styled attire.
Zimbabwe, said Botha's rule would
compare better to Adolf j Hitler's
repressive regime in Germany during
World War II. "Someone whb would
compare Botha to Lincolri has a
slightly skewed vision of ! what's
going on in South Africa, to say the
least," he said. - ,
McKinley said he strongly sup
ports imposing sanctions on; South
Africa since it's the only wayjfor the
U.S. government to show" discontent
with the apartheid system. "Impos-
See DEBATE page
in. That cut down on my business."
Meyland may raise beer prices a
nickel at the end of the school year.
He said the reason is not to make
up lost revenues but to offset higher
prices from the wholesalers.
Burnett said that although' he has
not raised prices at He's Not Here,
he may have to in August! when
wholesalers raise their prices! Kirk
patrick raised his prices at tne first
of the year to coincide with j higher
According to Meyland, an older
crowd has been coming to jTroll's
since September. "A lot more 47- and
28 year-olds are coming in," he said.
"They got to the point where they
didn't want people spilling ber on
them, and how that the age is hjgher,
they feel they can come out anddrink
a beer after work. ' i
"We can keep the (bar) I clean
now, ne aaaea. u aoesnii gei
See BARS page 7
before Beetlipven, a truth before Hitler. Gregory Gorso
It's hard for some of them to cope,
especially freshmen, who have not
yet developed a support group, said
Phil Graham, a UNC junior.
"My problem is not being able to
relate by not finding a lot of black
students;" Graham said. "A lot of
that is because the reach-out period
(by the University) is the pre
orientation period, and it's only
directed at freshmen."
DTH Steve Matteson
By LAURA PEARLMAN
A statement of purpose for the
newly-created Housing Advisory
Board has been released, and a
list of its members is being
The board, which will meet for
the first time in September, was
formed to improve communica
tion between students and the
Department of University Hous
ing. The board will advise Wayne
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Dan Kress (left), Ginger Hanby, Laura Sutton and Richard Hoile drink
Before coming to UNC, students'
support came from their families and
friends at home. At Carolina, the
new support group becomes the
scant few, usually black, who can
understand the psychological
demands of being black on campus.
The black Greek system seems to
fill that gap for many black students.
It draws blacks together and gives
them, a common base from which
to branch out into social interac-
:TDnntt om tnoM.
By MARK FOLK
The $450,000 proposal to convert
the eight Hinton James tennis courts
into a 160-space parking lot for
people who attend Smith Center
athletic events was put on hold
Wednesday by UNC Athletic Direc
tor John Swofford.
Although there is definitely a need
for more parking spaces near the
Smith Center, Swofford said, the
proposal requires further study. He
said the proposal "went a lot farther"
than he had planned.
"1 was not told that this proposal
was going to be presented to the
Building and Grounds Committee,"
Swofford said. "It was my interpre
tation that it would come back to
me before anything was done with
He said he did not know why the
proposal was brought before the
Swofford said he came up with
the idea of converting the tennis
courts into a parking lot earlier this
year. He then asked Claude E.
"Gene" Swecker, associate vice
chancellor of facilities management,
to conduct a further study of it.
"The reason I contacted Gene was
to find out if it was worth doing this,"
Swofford said. "I wanted to find out
not only how much it would cost,
but also how many spaces we could
sets tasks for board
Kuncl, director of University
A list of recommended
members for the newly-created
Housing Advisory Board has
been sent for approval to Donald
Boulton, vice chancellor and dean
of Student Affairs.
According to a statement
issued by University housing, the
five tasks of the board will be:
B Helping the University pro
vide acceptable housing that is
tions, said Cezanne Gray, a UNC
"I think when you come to Carol
ina as a black student, it's very hard
to establish a sense of identity and
solidarity together because of sheer
number," Gray said. "And that
draws you together (in the Greek
system). I think that makes you
interact with blacks more."
See MINORITIES page 5
After Swofford and Swecker met
last month with officials from the
Physical Education Department and
the Rams Club to discuss Swecker's
findings, Swofford said he under
stood that Swecker would do more
research and report back to him.
Before reporting Swecker's finu
ings to the Building and Grounds
Committee, Swofford said he
wanted to obtain approval from the
Athletic Council, a nine-member
group comprised of students, admin
istrators and alumni.
"We were definitely not trying to
leave students. Out of this proposal,"
Swofford said. "We just wanted to
get as much information as possible
before presenting it."
Carol Geer, Carolina Athletic
Association president, said that she
feels bad that the proposal got "out-of-hand"
and that she is 100 percent
"This is definitely not Swofford's
fault," Geer said.
If officials can find no alternative
other than converting the Hinton
James tennis courts, he said, the
athletic department will work on
finding room for additional tennis
courts on South Campus.
"We really don't want to take
those tennis courts away from
Hinton James," Swofford said. "But
if we have no other solution, then
well work on finding another place
on South Campus for them."
reasonably priced and conducive
to the academic, psychological
and social development of its
B Identifying problems with
student housing and making
recommendations to solve the
B Making recommendations
about rent structure and budgets
for the housing department.
See HOUSING page 4
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DTH Steve Matteson
on the Village Green at He's Not Here