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2The Daily Tar HeelFriday, October 16, 1987
"Boaird dharageover distorts semm'ary
Dy AMY WINSLOW
Staff Writer .
Conservative control and a New
Right Baptist agenda would be
destructive to academic freedom at
the Southeastern Baptist Theological
Seminary in Wake Forest, seminary
professors said Thursday.
"The climate of learning would be
emotionally charged and definitely
not conducive to American academic
freedom," said Rod Byard, assistant
to the president of communications
at the seminary.
Conservatives, who have con
trolled the Southern Baptist Conven
tion since 1979, now have majority
control of the Southeastern Baptist
Theological Seminary board of
trustees after recent elections.
The changeover prompted concern
for the future of academic freedom
from the predominately moderate
faculty of the seminary school.
After a three-day meeting this
week, including a closed executive
session of the board and Southeastern
President W. Randall Lolley, conser
vatives also have a 4-1 majority on
the powerful instructional committee,
which is involved in hiring faculty.
Trustees voted Wednesday to give
Lolley and the instructional commit
tee more power in selecting the
Faculty, who say that the conser
vatives want to establish a New Right
agenda based on literal interpretation
of the Bible, established a chapter of
the American Association of Univer
sity Professors in response to the
Lolley, the first alumnus of South
eastern to become its president, also
voiced resignation plans if he feels the
conservatism interferes with aca
Most students have sided with the
faculty in opposing the conservatives,
seminary officials said.
"Obviously there's a chance for a
threat (to academic freedom)," said
Beverly Hardgrove, student body
In considering faculty appoint
ments, conservative viewpoints might
prevail, Hardgrove said.
"Everyone can tolerate inerrantive
(literal interpretative of the Bible)
faculty," she said. "It's whether or not
those views will be forced on you
that's the issue."
"HIelinnis wie moral vnctoFy m Senate
By CARRIE DOVE
"Good Lord, Mr. President, I may
throw up," Sen. Jesse Helms said in
a speech on the Senate floor Wed
nesday during debate of his amend
ment setting guidelines for AIDS
Helms urged adoption of his
amendment, which was prompted by
an educational comic book, pub
lished by the Gay Men's Health
Crisis, depicting a sexual encounter
between two homosexual men.
Helms' amendment to the $129
billion Labor, Health and Human
Services and Education appropria
tions bill would "prohibit the use of
any funds provided under this act
from being used to provide AIDS
education, information, or preven
tional materials and activities that
promote, encourage or condone
homosexual sexual activities."
The Senate passed the amendment
by a vote of 94-2, with senators
Lowell Weicker, R-Conn., and
Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y.,
"Every Christian religious moral
ethic within me cries out to do
something," said Helms in the floor
Helms said he showed the comic
book to President Reagan, who
opened the book, looked at a couple
of pages, closed it up, shook his head
and hit his desk.
The Gay Men's Health Crisis
received $674,679 in federal funds to
create educational materials, Helms
said, but the comic books were not
paid for with government monies.
"Oh, boy. No wonder we have such
a stupendous federal debt," he said.
"If we are one-tenth as insane in the
expenditure of other federal funds as
we are in this, no wonder."
Congressional opposition centered
around Weicker and culminated in
a conference in the Republican
cloakroom between Weicker, Helms
and Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass.,
with Republican Leader Robert
Dole's chief of staff acting as a
mediator, said a Senate official who
wished to remain anonymous.
The nation does not have time to
waste in philosophical debate,
Weicker said. The U.S. needs to pour
money into both AIDS research and
education, he said.
"I might be able to work around
this with the senator from North
Carolina were it not for the fact that
if the knowledge is not transmitted
these people are going to be dead,
dead," Weicker said during debate
Weicker thinks that the morality
question is a distraction from dealing
with the AIDS crisis, said Steve
Snider, his press secretary.
The amendment went through four
drafts, trying to affect a compromise
with Weicker. The original version
stated that no funds could be used
to "encourage or promote sexual
activities outside of a sexually mono
By promoting the amendment,
Helms attempted to ensure that all
educational materials would empha
size abstinence outside of marriage,
said Barbara Lukans, Helms's press
secretary. The clause was dropped
after Weicker objected. -
Snider said about 70 percent of
teenagers are sexually active.
"Whether or not the Senate rec
ognizes it, sexual activity is going on,"
Moynihan, who did not participate
in floor debate, advocates wide
distribution of educational material
on AIDS, said Matt James, his press
During the debate, Helms quoted
a grant proposal from the Gay Men's
Health Crisis which said, "For many,
safe sex has been equated with boring,
unsatisfying sex. These perceived
barriers must be considered and
alternatives to high risk practices in
the implementation of AIDS risk
reduction education (must be
"I cannot believe that the majority
of the American people want this sort
of thing, this expenditure of their
money," Helms said.
The appropriations bill passed 80
15, and is pending consideration in
the U.S. House of Representatives.
100 passengers still missing
after ferry sinks near Dhaka
From Associated Press reports I
DHAKA, Bangladesh A
ferry carrying an estimated 200
passengers sank in a river outside
Dhaka on Thursday, fire brigade
officials and witnesses said. They
said about 100 people were
The fire brigade at the port of
Narayanganj, 12 miles east of this
capital, said some 100 people,
most of them on the upper deck
of the 60-foot ferry M.L. Diana,
jumped into the Sitalakhya River
and swam ashore.
They said the fate of the other
passengers was unknown.
The overcrowded ferry sank
around 1 p.m. about three miles
Fire brigade divers reached the
vessel in about 35 feet of water,
but found no bodies inside, said
a fire brigade official in a tele
He said the ferry was traveling
from the Taltala Trading Center,
20 miles southeast of Narayan
ganj, via the nearby town of
Shultz favors negotiation delay
of State George Shultz said Thurs
day the United States and the
Soviet Union should delay a
meeting between President Rea
gan and Mikhail Gorbachev if a
treaty banning intermediate-range
nuclear missiles is not ready for
them to sign.
But he added, "I should think
we would be able to wrap it up."
Before heading for the Middle
East and Moscow, Schultz told
reporters at a news conference, "If
News in Brief
there isn't going to be any major
accomplishment, then we should
But he stressed that U.S. and .
Soviet negotiators had made
headway on completing the treaty
since an "agreement in principle"
to ban missiles with a range of 315
to 3,125 miles was announced by
President Reagan last month.
"I hope, I believe that we have
all of the ingredients necessary to
have INF (Intermediate-range
Nuclear Forces) agreement if both
sides continue to want it, and we
do," Shultz said.
At the same time, he said,
negotiators in Geneva probably
will be unable to resolve all the
remaining differences before his
talks in Moscow Oct. 22 and 23.
Was Stark disaster avoidable?
WASHINGTON The USS
Stark stayed afloat after an Iraqi
missile attack last May thanks to
crew training and simple good
But if the ship's officers had
reacted properly before the attack,
the Stark probably could have
avoided the disaster that killed 37
sailors, the Navy added.
Those findings are contained in
two different reports provided
today to a House subcommittee
the first written by a blue
written panel to assess the "sur
vivability" of frigates like the
Stark, and the second by a military
board of inquiry that investigated
the ship's failure to defend itself.
Group works to finance local youth hostel
from page 1
By WILL LINGO
Four of North Carolina's five
youth hostels are located in the
western part of the state, but the
Research Triangle Council of Youth
Hostels is working to locate and fund
a hostel locally.
This hostel will become part of an
international network organized to
provide simple, safe overnight accom
modations for young people, said
Amy Grant, chairwoman of the
This networking of hostels fosters
peaceful relationships between people
o$ different cultures, said Lynn
Williamson, council vice president.
IjHosteling does that better than
any other style of accommodation,"
But the effort to establish a hostel
in this area is still in the planning
stages, and further progress will
depend on the results of a feasibility
study conducted by the State Parks
Service, Williamson said.
The study, scheduled for release in
November, will determine the feas
ibility of locating a hostel in Eno
River, Umstead or Raven Rock State
parks, Williamson said. The council
hopes to establish a hostel by leasing
a pre-existing building at one of these
parks, she said.
In exchange for an inexpensive
lease, hostel volunteers will maintain
the building and increase park traffic,
Council members also want to
establish a positive long-term rela
tionship with the park service so that
they can participate in more of the
The council aims to raise $5,000
with an auction to benefit a local
hostel. The event will be held in the
Chapel Hill Bible Church, 1200
Mason Farm Road, on Oct. 17 at
An array of items have been
donated for the auction, ranging from
antique quilts to an autographed
picture of Sen. Jesse Helms, Grant
said. Some unusual items will also
be up for auction, such as an opal
from Australia and 20 years of back
issues of National Geographic
Michael Jordan and other prom
inent personalities including Jim
Valvano, Charles Kuralt and Bill
Friday have donated items as well.
"The auction will include one of
everything under the sun," Grant
Money raised from the auction will
be used to pay for beds and kitchen
equipment, as well as other start-up
costs for the hostel, Williamson said.
A spaghetti dinner will be held in
conjunction with the auction. The
dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. at the
Community Church at 1Q Purefby
Road. - '
urged students not to discuss the
harassment, out of respect for the
rights of the students involved.
Lynne Gerber, executive director
of the MBA program, has asked
second-year MBA students to turn in
their graded briefs, so she can
compare them to the brief that
contained the racial slur. So far about
half of the students have complied.
She said her examination of the
briefs has turned up no suspects. "I'm
turning everything I have over to the
Graduate Student Honor Court,"
Gerber said. "Ill let them decide how
they want to conduct the
Officials want make raising aware
vness ,of racial issues a continual,
process, Gerber said. "We needto let
those involved in the incident con
tinue with their work."
At the meeting, Rizzo said the
incident could have a negative effect
on the school's reputation, hurting
recruitment of students and faculty
and relationships with corporations.
"We need to establish a credibility
that this is a decent place for students
to come and faculty to work and
corporations to recruit," he said.
Gerber said she didn't think the
incidents would harm the school's
reputation because officials are
dealing with the situation openly and
"We're going to turn it into a
positive, constructive learning expe
rience," she said. "The ultimate
outcome will not be destructive to the
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"I feel that this is a worthwhile
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