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Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 96, Issue 32
Thursday, April 21, 1988
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Wooster, Ohio, catches the last rays of the sun Wednesday
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By AMY WINSLOW
Assistant State and National Editor
U.S. universities are increasingly
intolerant of right-wing political
views and are stifling open debate,
Secretary of Education William
Bennett said Sunday, but UNC
students and officials disagree on
whether those charges apply to their
"In my experience, I have found
that to be true," said Student Con
gress member David McNeill, who
led the fight against funding for the
Carolina Gay and Lesbian
Congress names studeott
to towo coo ocii liaison post:
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Assistant University Editor
Student Congress approved the
appointment of Trey Loughran as the
first student liaison to the Chapel Hill
Town Council Wednesday night.
Loughran, a sophomore from
Charleston, S.C., was appointed by
Student Body President Kevin
"I think this will be an incredibly
important position," Loughran said.
"It will open a whole new avenue to
Loughran is a presidential assistant
The town council approved a
student liaison position in February
after legal complications caused them
to scrap plans for a student to serve
as an ex officio member of the
Former Student Body President
Brian Bailey and former Congress
Speaker Rob Friedman petitioned
the council for the position in
response to decisions the council
made without student input.
According to the town council
resolution that created the post, the
liaison will serve as "the formal line
of communication between the town
council and the UNC Student
Workers for detf unct
By LAURA MAYFIELD
Working for a presidential candi
date, even one who is not successful
in the race for the White House,
provides rewarding experiences that
students can use in their quests for
political careers, say . UNC students
involved in campus campaigns.
"You kind of felt let down that all
your hard work went to waste, but
it was a good experience," said
Christy Carson, former coordinator
University officials are not as open
minded as they claim to be, McNeill
said, and conservatives on campus
find it hard to talk with the
"I think that liberals on campus
have a stronger rapport with the
administration," he said, "and that's
something that needs to change."
But in every university, it's up to
the students to speak out for the issues
they believe in, said Brian Bailey,
former student body president.
"You tend to see a lot more
coverage of leftist protest," Bailey
said. "But the liberals are the ones
It is important for students to
present a respected and well-informed
student to the town council, Lough
"We need someone who's informed
on not only student issues, but also
town issues," Loughran said. "It's
important to be informed on every
The position is unique among
college student governments in the
United States as far as he knows,
Loughran said he would like to see
the position well-publicized in both
student and town publications.
If Chapel Hill citizens see that
students are working with the town
the relationship with the town will
be improved, he said.
Friedman, who was also a candi
date for town council in November,
told the congress Loughran would do
a good job working with council
"Trey can do a good job with the
town council," Friedman said. "Hell
be a good representative of town
concerns and student concerns."
Friedman also said he would grant
Loughran access to the files on the
of Students for (Bob) Dole.
Working for a long-shot candidate
often gives students a chance to work
closely with the candidate and allows
for the hands-on experience that
students would not be able to get with
a better-known politician.
Keith Poston, who worked with
Students for (Jack) Kemp, said he
was very disappointed when the N.Y.
representative dropped out of the
race, but "wouldn't trade the expe
rience for the world."
afternoon in front of Davis Library. After all the rain earlier this
week, the sun's visit was a welcome sight.
trying to change things being more
active, making more noise."
There is a tendency to listen to
whoever speaks the loudest, but there
hasn't been any silencing of view
points on this campus, said Frederic
Schroeder, dean of students.
And although there is "certainly a
portion of truth" in Bennett's state
ments, it is not a growing pheno
menon, he said.
In his speech to educators and
education writers in New Orleans,
Bennett said, "The university should
be the last place to give up the free
marketplace of ideas, and it should
town council he accumulated while
running for office.
Congress Speaker Neil Riemann
said the liaison position would benefit
"This is a great way for us to get
inside the town news," Riemann said.
"Trey showed us that he's an artic
ulate, thoughtful spokesman, and
hell serve us well."
In other business, congress appro
priated $523 to itself, due to an
insufficient amount of funds, to
continue its "lawful obligations."
The money will be used to pay for
printing costs and secretarial fees,
among other things.
Congress also sent an act to amend
the student code back to the Rules
and Judiciary Committee for further
The act would have given all fee
paying students equal opportunity for
access to any "person or event made
available to the University commun
ity by the expenditure of student
The act was sent back to committee
when several congress members
expressed concern about its
Most students said they were not
surprised when their candidates
withdrew from the race.
"(Richard Gephardt) did the right
thing. He didn't have the support he
needed," said Bobby Page, former co
chairman of Students for Gephardt.
Ron Barnes, vice president of
Students for (Gary) Hart, said he was
happy when Hart re-entered the race,
but he also knew Hart chose the
appropriate time to withdraw.
And now that their candidates are
to you, until we meet again.
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be the first place to be proactive in
He also criticized university offi
cials for being too lenient on leftists
who "use storm trooper tactics" to
But that's not the case at UNC,
said Student Body President Kevin
Martin. Officials have taken appro
priate action when questionable
tactics have been used, he said, and
they don't favor any one side.
While it's true that conservatives
may feel more defensive in a liberal
environment such as UNC, the
administration has taken action
Prospective mikemen, mascots
get fired up in heated competition
By JAMES BENTON
A young man, clad in a wool
like ram's suit, ran back and forth
across the floor, gesturing wildly
to the crowd to cheer. Suddenly,
he dashed up an aisle and selected
a young lady from the crowd to
come back to the floor with him.
Once on the floor, he unrolled a
banner that read simply, "GO TO
This was only part of the action
Wednesday night in tryouts for
next year's mikeman and mascot,
sponsored by the Carolina Athletic
Nine applicants for mascot and
four applicants for mikeman were
on hand to show their creativity
in routines for a panel of judges
that included the former mikeman,
Mike Littlejohn, members of
Carolina Fever and members of the
Marching Tar Heels.
Finalists for mascot and mike
man will interview with the CAA
Thursday, with selections to be
made later. The finalists for mascot
are Janice Davis, David Cunanan
and Denny Worley. The mikeman
field was narrowed to Todd Hall,
Carl Bryan, Rhonda Willis and
thankful for political
no longer running, the students are
faced with choosing who they will
vote for in November.
Carson and Poston both plan to
vote for Vice President George Bush.
"I think everyone's falling behind
Bush," Poston said. "He needs to get
in with the right wingers, and Kemp
can do that for him."
Nancy Johnson, a member of
Students for (Joe) Biden, and Page
said they will support Mass. Gov.
Michael Dukakis, while Barnes said
coy el pairte
By LAURA PEAY
Zeta Psi fraternity will try to
eliminate post-football game Little
Fraternity Court parties next fall by
prohibiting trespassing on their
property, fraternity representatives
But representatives of Kappa
Alpha fraternity, which sponsors the
parties, said the bands play on their
property and they will not stop the
Ashton Poole, Zeta Psi president,
said Zeta Psi alumni have expressed
frustration with the vandalism, litter,
larceny, traffic and possible liability
and lawsuits from the parties, and
they will not support the house
financially if the parties continue.
"We do not participate in the court
parties in any way and our house is
against groups that have challenged
the University's policy of free access
to the campus, said James Cansler,
associate vice chancellor of Student
But the problem doesn't lie with
the administration, said Keith Pos
ton, a member of College Republi
cans. The main problem is the "left
wing faculty," Poston said.
"The faculty, teaching assistants
and student body are very intolerant
of conservative views," he said.
Poston said when students enter
UNC, they are usually too over
Mikeman applicants performed
original routines and cheers they
would present in game situations.
Mascot applicants also presented
an original routine, as well as a
One of the more raucous appli
cants for mikeman drew an obscene
anatomical allegory between male
UNC and NCSU students:
"What's the difference between
a State and a Carolina student?"
the applicant shouted.
"We don't know. What?"
responded the crowd.
"About four inches," he cackled,
putting his hand midway down his
Other applicants imitated min
isters preaching the gospel of new
UNC head football coach Mack
Brown, parodied NCSU head
basketball coach Jim Valvano
(while wearing a fake rubber nose)
and carried the English textbook
of NCSU basketball player Charles
Shackleford (a children's reader).
Carol Geer, CAA president, said
the interest in the two positions was
"more positive than IVe seen in
years." The heightened interest was
probably due to the anticipation of
he will support any Democratic
"Dukakis has the world perspective
he needs to initiate foreign policy,"
Page said, "but I don't see either
Dukakis or (the Rev. Jesse) Jackson
as a formidable candidate against
Even though the candidates are
often compared with President Rea
gan's "great communicator" image,
students need to realize that a
getting destroyed," Poole said. "We
own the court, so theoretically we can
"We're not trying to stop each
house from having their alumni at
their house, but just the people who
have no affiliation with the respective
houses in the court."
Zeta Psi will hire security guards
to keep non-fraternity guests out of
the court if necessary, Poole said.
But Cutter Davis, Kappa Alpha
fraternity president, said the frater
nity has no intention of eliminating
the court parties.
"We hire the bands, we pay for the
bands," he said. "It's our good time,
it's our party, it's our fun."
Davis said that although the Zeta
Psi house owns the court, the bands
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whelmed to question their professors.
But liberal professors often interject
their own opinions without informing
the students, he said.
But Joel Schwartz, associate chair
man of the political science depart
ment, said although the faculty is
more liberal than the general public,
professors don't attempt to force their
views on students.
"While I don't mask my own
values, I think I very carefully attempt
to provide the different perspectives,"
Schwartz said. "My aim is to force
students to think about their own
Brown's first season.
"He (Brown) has a dynamic,
outgoing personality," Geer said.
"He's asked to come to the pep
rallies. That's something (former
UNC head football coach) Dick
Crum would never do."
The CAA also will try to prepare
the mikeman and mascot for game
situations by attending all pep
rallies and some cheerleading
The CAA is also working on
improving the mascot's costume.
The ram's head was made of clay,
which was heavy, hot and hard to
move. The new head will be made
of a lighter material, which will
Similar problems arose with the
first mascots at Duke and NCSU.
But Geer said she felt the mascot
"I'm glad we went ahead and did
it (starting the mascot)," she said.
"This year, the mascot was chosen
one week before its first appear
ance. Now, we have the practical
"Next year, with practice, expe
rience and a new costume, we're
hoping to add another piece to the
spirit puzzle," she said.
candidate does not need Reagan's
luster to be effective, Page said.
"(Gephardt) is not the teflon
president Reagan is," he said.
"(Biden) can do a lot of good, but
I'm not sure the media or the people
are willing to have him run again.
It's a shame," Johnson said.
The students, although disap
pointed, plan to use their experience
and stay involved in politics. "I'm
definitely going to help (Kemp) run
again," Poston said.