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Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 69
Tuesday, October 6, 1987
Chapel Kill, North Carolina
By STEPHANIE MARSHALL
A student patrol organized by
University police will begin operating
Thursday night in an effort to
improve campus security.
"The purpose of this is to offer a
greater opportunity for people com
mitting crimes to be identified more
quickly," Robert Sherman, UNC
director of security services, said of
the Student Government-proposed
program. "It will get students
involved in the protection of their
Organizers hope the program will
reduce the amount of crime on
campus by deterring potential
Students will patrol the campus on
foot and report anything suspicious
to area police officers.
The patrollers will begin working
Thursday night, according to police.
Two to four patrollers will be on
duty from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., said Lt.
Donald Gold. They will rotate from
North to South Campus, concentrat
ing primarily on the residence halls
and parking lots near the halls.
The patrollers will be "the eyes and
ears" of the police department,
according to Robert Porreca of
University police. "This will help
prevent loss of property or injury to
innocent persons," he said.
Reducing anxiety among students
is another function of the patrol,
Porreca said. "People will be aware
that somebody is out there if they
need them.", .;
Six student patrollers were selected "
from 27 applicants. Porreca said only
12 of the 27 applicants have been
interviewed, because of time
Officer William Hilliard said three
positions remain to be filled on the
patrol, since three students who were
chosen to serve as patrollers declined
at the last minute and have not been
The police have kept some of the
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By LAURIE DUNCAN
Staff Writer . '
Although many universities
claim to divest stocks from U.S.
companies doing business in South
Africa, some universities retain a
part of those investments indi
rectly, said a spokesman for Inves
tors Responsibility Research Cen
The Washington-based, non
profit center is compiling a list of
U.S. companies that have licensing
and distributorship agreements
with South African companies.
These agreements enable U.S.
companies to say they are pulling
out of South Africa while they
maintain plants, equipment and
employees under a different com
pany name, said David Hauck, an
By SHEILA SIMMONS
Student Union Director Archie
Copeland said Monday he would like
Great Hall to remain open for the
social activities of University students
and their guests.
Yet recent incidents in Great Hall
have spurred some organizations to
reconsider sponsoring open activities,
seeking tighter security for their
A fraternity party last week
resulted in four fights, an arrest for
breaking into a vending machine and
the robbery of a student's wallet and
In several interviews Monday,
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John Book, the maintenance supervisor of Scott
Residence College, repairs a fan atop Carmichael
Despite UNC Chancellor Chris
topher Fordham's announcement
last week that the University would
divest $6.1 million from U.S.
companies doing business in South
Africa, there is evidence that UNC
has indirect investments in the
country. Documents and a report
by The Africa Fund, a non-profit
research organization based in New
York, show that UNC has $6.8
million invested in 22 companies
with direct ties to South Africa.
IBM, for example, sold its South
African operations in October 1986
to local management with the
stipulation that the local company
would continue to receive supplies
from IBM, The Africa Fund's
Although IBM no longer owns
the company, renamed Informa
members of Alpha Phi Alpha, the
fraternity that sponsored the party,
stressed that the trouble-ridden night
was uncommon and that the conflicts
were not caused by University
However, . they agreed that the
fraternity would prefer not to have
to deal with such incidents.
Members of the Black Greek
Council (BGC) met Monday evening
to discuss various proposals aimed at
preventing further incidents from
, While several members said an
improvement in security would solve
many of the problems, BGC Presi
dent Divann Cofield said he would
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tion Services Management, "IBM
still provides all the computer
equipment that South Africa
needs," said Dale McKinley, a
political science graduate student
from Zimbabwe and member 6f
Action Against Apartheid.
"(U.S. investment) is still there
even though there's a different
name and some South Africans are
involved in it," he said.
UNC has $1.1 million in IBM
The South African government
is heavily involved in trying to
maintain U.S. corporate presence
there because South Africa would
be hard-pressed to replace the
industry and goods generated by
American companies if they
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like the group to take action to
minimize the possibility of future
"We're going to change some
things," Cofield said.
The Great Hall is one of the few
places of social outlet for black
students, he said, and the BGC will
take whatever action is necessary to
ensure continued use of the hall.
"It's got to be done," he said.
Requiring University student iden
tification to attend parties would be
among several ideas to be considered
at the meeting Monday, Cofield said.
William Lawrence, president of
Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, said he
hoped closing social functions to
now time doth
says he enjoys the chance to
when the weather is nice.
:foff congress elections
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Elections to fill seats in 10 vacant
Student Congress districts will be
held today, but only half of those
districts have official candidates.
Apathy and lack of knowledge
about Student Government may be
partly responsible for the lack of
candidates, Julie Miller, Elections
Board chairperson, said Monday.
The lack of candidates hurts the
congress, according to Student Con
gress speaker Rob Friedman, because
it leaves students unrepresented and
forces committees to be understaffed
Miller agreed that the lack of
representation is a problem.
"It means there are fewer represen
tatives and it means that the decisions
being made (by congress) are not truly
representative of the students," she
ffoir parties to Stadeet Umoii
outside guests would be used only as
a last resort,
. According to Lawrence, about 60
percent of the party-goers are visitors
from the community and surround
ing schools. He said closing the
parties to those guests could cut as
much as $600 per party from frater
nity fund raising.
. Money from the functions is the
main source of financial support for
black fraternities and sororities,
Lawrence said. The money is used for
conferences, meetings, service pro
jects and scholarships, he said.
Delta Sigma Theta sorority, which
held a social function in the Great
Hall Saturday night, experienced no
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By LYNNE McCLINTOCK
Even if every student who votes
today approves the Student Congress
referendum to provide funds for a
phone-in registration system, the
referendum might not pass.
At least 10 percent of registered,
fee-paying students must approve the
$5 hike in Student Activity Fees
needed to authorize purchase of a
$460,000 system that would allow
students to register for classes by
But Julie Miller, Elections Board
chairperson, said October elections
usually don't have a good turnout.
Less than 10 percent of the student
body voted in the fall 1985 election.
Turnout percentages for 1986 were
If the referendum is passed, the fee
would go into effect in fall 1989.
Students would be able to use the
system in spring 1990 to register for
summer and fall classes, according to
University Registrar David Lanier.
If the referendum does not pass in
this election, it could be re-proposed
and appear on the February ballot.
Neil Riemann, Student Congress
Finance Committee chairman, said
the congress did not wait until
February to place the referendum on
the ballot because the cost of instal
ling the system could go up and
because other fee increases will be on
the February ballot.
Turnout is the major concern.
"I have to be optimistic," Miller
said. "I want to get the voters out,
but it will be tough.
"We can't promote the referendum,
just the elections," she said. "WeVe
sent fliers to every dorm room to
encourage students to vote on the
The Elections Board considered
The possibility of students winning
seats through write-in campaigns is
another problem, Miller said, because
it allows people who have not cam
paigned at all to serve on the congress.
Friedman said the possibility of
write-in winners is a problem. People
should run to keep unqualified people
from winning seats, he said.
"But just because someone wins
through a write-in campaign doesn't
mean they won't be a good member,"
The Elections Board tried to
publicize the congress vacancies
through campus media, because the
board lacks the funds to launch a full
scale publicity campaign, Miller said.
To publicize the election, the board
distributed fliers to all rooms in
residence halls and contacted various
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conflicts with any students or guests.
Virginia Hardy of Delta Sigma
Theta said that although the sorority
would follow whatever guidelines the
BGC sets on admission into social
functions, she also hoped the council
would not have to resort to a strict
Hardy said the possibility of an
incident occurring Saturday night
was slight, because the sorority had
a security officer at the door, an
officer circulating on the dance floor
and several fraternity members at the
Keith Clark, president of Alpha
Phi Alpha fraternity, said incidents
could be avoided if security officers
posting fact sheets to explain the
referendum, Miller said. But she said
she was afraid that someone would
appeal the election's results, claiming
that the board had promoted the
Lanier said the registrar's office has
promoted the referendum by distri
buting 1,500 pamphlets, sponsoring
a booth at Compufest, running a five
minute film in the Student Union and
Lenoir Hall, broadcasting a spot on
student radio and painting a message
on the Cube.
"I went out personally to a line of
1,500 students in front of Woollen
gym during drop-add and handed out
a flier asking why they were standing
there when they could pay $5 and
register from home," he said.
The initial cost of the phone-in
registration system would be covered
by a loan from Chancellor Chris
topher Fordham's special overhead
But, as Student Congress Speaker
Rob Friedman said, "Chancellor
Fordham will not buy the system until
he knows the students will pay for
The $5 increase in Student Activity
Fees would cover the maintenance
cost of the system and pay back the
chancellor's loan. .
Phone-in registration allows stu
dents to register by phone. Using the
system, they can check the availability
of classes over the phone and adjust
their schedules immediately.
In addition to cutting out long
drop-add lines, the phone-in system
would allow students to pay tuition
over the phone by credit card.
The University cashier's office and
student aid office would be linked to
the system, permitting students to call
in and find out their account
For all students:
Carolina Union, Davis Library,
Campus Y, Berghill Hall, Law
Library: 10:30 am. to 7 p.m.
Lenoir Cafeteria, Chase
Cafeteria: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For residents only:
Granville Towers Cafeteria:
10:30 am to 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
to 6:30 p.m.
Hinton James, Ehringhaus,
Morrison, Whitehead, Carmi
chael, Spencer, Mclver, Lewis,
Cobb and Connor residence
halls: 2 p.m to 7 p.m.
took a more active role in patrolling
The fraternity pays $80 a night to
have a security officer present, he
said. "There can be 200 officers, but
they're not helpful if they're not
Foster Blair, another Alpha Phi
Alpha member, agreed. "They just sit
on the steps or upstairsin the
balcony," he said.
Lawrence said that when fraternity
members have to take enforcement
into their own hands, they put
themselves in situations where .hey
may have to retaliate against trou-
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