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Volume 97, Issue 102
Tuesday, December 5, 1989
Chape! Hill, North Carolina
Assistant University Editor
Several UNC fraternities may have
an easier time raising alumni donations
for needed renovations if the Chapel
Hill Town Council declares a historic
district in the area of West Cameron
and McCauley streets, which includes
many fraternity houses and one soror
If the area is declared a historic dis
trict at the town council's Dec. 12
meeting, donations made to the frater
nities will be tax deductible, encourag
ing alumni to be benefactors to their
fraternities, said Sigma Nu Executive
Secretary Doris Groome.
Sigma Nu fraternity is planning major
renovations of its house, and some
alumni are waiting for the town
Inter-Fraternity Council votes to implement policy
By STEPHANIE JOHNSTON
Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC)
members unanimously voted Monday
to implement a "dry rush" policy which
will ban all alcohol from rush func
tions. ; "We needed a quorum to vote," said
Sterling Gilreath, IFC president. "We
had over a quorum here. Of the mem
bers here, the proposal passed unani
mously." Gilreath said there was some debate,
and clarifications were made before the
vote was taken. 'There was clarifica
tion made about what is called a rush
function. Everybody realized it's about
time (for the policy). This is a step in the
U NC urged to hire
By DEBBIE BAKER
Staff Writer .........
Several student organizations are
encouraging the University to actively
recruit Native American faculty mem
bers because UNC now employs none.
The Carolina Indian Circle, the
Network for Minority Issues (NMI)
and the student government Minority
and Women's Affairs Committee are
promoting the recruitment efforts.
These groups stress that the Native
American students on campus need
positive role models in the University
; There are 65,000 Native Americans
in North Carolina, which is about 1
From staff reports
A man identifying himself as a po
lice lieutenant from the detective de
partment vice squad made harassing
phone calls to Cobb Residence Hall
residents Sunday and Monday, Univer
sity police Sgt. Ned Comar said Mon
day. The man, who said he was investi
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Delta Delta Delta pledges Charlotte Anderson,
Christine Johnston and Katherine Perot, all f resh-
district could benefit fraternity fund raisin
council's decision before they make
any donations, Groome said.
"A lot of people have asked (about
the donations being tax deductible). I
think a lot of them are waiting for that."
The cost of the renovations will be
$750,000, and the fraternity has raised
$361,000, she said.
The house will be completely reno
vated, she said. There will be a walk
way connecting the main house to the
"party house," and the kitchen and
dining room will be moved to the party
house. The house's basement will be
turned into a study area and laundry
The house will also get new heating
and plumbing systems, and steps will
be taken to keep the house from being
a fire hazard. "Because it's so old, it
Robb Beatty, IFC president-elect,
said he thought dry rush was an excel
lent idea. "It will show the community
and the University that we're not a
bunch of people in Animal House. We
initiated it on our own."
The new policy will become effec
tive next semester, when the official
rush period will begin at 7 a.m. Jan. 24
and end at 7 p.m. Jan. 30.
"Enforcement will come from each
house being on its honor, and every
body watching everybody else,"
Gilreath said. "Some people say it
sounds like too much advantage, but I
don't think so. It (the policy) has the
potential to work, but we'll all have to
percent of the total population of the
state. The state has the largest Native
American population east of the Mis
sissippi River. At UNC, Native Ameri
cans comprise 0.5 percent of the stu
dent body. Their entrance rates and
retention rates are also low.
"Black students have access to black
faculty and staff members, although
we're slowly losing them," said Dana
Lumsden, director of the Minority and
Women's Affairs Committee. "Native
Americans have never had access to a
Native American mentor or professor
on this campus. I think this is unfair."
The minority affairs committee is in
the process of gathering a packet of
police warns residents against prank phone calls
gating prank phone calls, asked three
residents about their measurements and
the clothing they were wearing.
Because the incidents were so simi
lar, police believe one man is respon
sible for the calls. Five of these inci
dents were reported to the University
police. Three women received calls
around 7 a.m. Sunday, and the rest were
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A critic is a man who
could go up so quickly," Groome said.
"But we're pretty well up to code right
While fraternities will benefit if the
area is named a historic district, that is
not the motive behind the push for the
historic district, said town council
member Julie Andresen.
"Fraternities are a factor. They should
benefit like the other residents (of the
area), but they shouldn't receive any
special benefits. Some people inter
preted it as a money-grubbing thing for
Andresen said she was in favor of the
historic district, but she realized there
is opposition to it. "(In a town council
meeting) I think the fraternities may
have been so loud about their potential
benefits that people thought it was being
make it work."
Robby Cox, IFC rush chairman-elect,
said dry rush was bound to happen.
"If the houses work together, there
shouldn't be any problems. It's being
handled in the proper manner."
Beatty said the enforcement policy
would take some work, but it is the best
way to handle the dry rush policy. "I
don't know any other way, other than
IFC patrol. We don't want to take such
a hard step."
The first time a fraternity violates
the dry rush policy, it will receive a
warning. The second time the policy is
broken, the fraternity will receive one
month's social probation, and the third
time it will be given two months' social
information to present to Chancellor
Paul Hardin during Indian Awareness
Week to be celebrated Feb. 1 1 through
17. Included in the packet will be peti
tions from at least 3,000 students re
questing the hiring of a Native Ameri
can faculty member.
"We're trying to go for 10 percent of
the student body," said Lumsden. "The
chancellor and the administration won't
take us seriously unless there is a sub
stantial amount of students who've
signed it." Members of the student
organizations will be sitting in the Pit to
encourage people to sign the petition.
The students have also planned other
activities to promote the recruitment of
contacted between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m.
"He told one if she didn't cooperate
he could take her out of school," Comar
Comar said the women described
the man as sounding professional. "He's
obviously learned the language. Maybe
he's heard it on TV."
men, cut a sprig of mistletoe on Franklin Street
knows the way but can't drive the
done to benefit them."
Chi Psi has recently finished exten
sive renovations costing $508,000, said
Dave Samuels, president of the frater
nity. The renovations were funded by
alumni donations, and the fraternity is
still working on fund raising, he said.
The house received a complete struc
tural renovation. The fraternity replaced
the house's beams; put in new plumb
ing, electric, heating and air condition
ing systems; replaced all the windows;
and refurbished the house's interior,
If donations were tax deductible, it
would be much easier for the fraternity
to raise the money it still needs, he said.
Jay Foscue, president of Kappa
Sigma, said his fraternity would also
benefit from tax deductible donations.
probation. A fraternity on social proba
tion cannot mix with any UNC soror
ity. Dean Foster, pledge chairman for
Theta Chi next semester, said the pro
posal sounded like a good idea.
"Dry rush will show more than just
the alcohol quantity of the fraternity.
But we'll have to go through trial and
error and see how it works."
Beatty said many universities were
now considering dry rush because of
the national organizations' support for
"Our national (organization) will be
very happy. The House (Pi Kappa
Alpha) responded very positively."
Native American faculty. They will try
to get department chairmen to support
the hiring of a Native American profes
sor. They also hope to get the N.C.
General Assembly to endorse their
They plan to obtain letters of corre
spondence from other schools that have
hired Native American faculty. They
will write a letter requesting a perma
nent search committee. The students
will also collect resumes of potential
Native American applicants.
"One of the things the administra
tion complains about is a lack of resu-
See HIRE, page 6
In each case, the man gave a fake
badge number, Comar said. The man
also used different names for each phone
call: Lt. Paul Jarvis, Lt. Tom Rogers
and Lt. Thomas Hanson. Police were
unable to locate any law enforcement
officials in the area with those names.
Two of the women were so intimi
dated by the man that they got up in the
Pizza companies bid for meal card
By JEFF D. HILL
Six area pizza delivery businesses
have made bids to become part of the
Carolina Dining Services' meal card
plan, according to Chris Derby, direc
tor of Carolina Dining Services.
Checker's, Crusty's, Domino's,
Gumby's, Pizza Hut and University
Pizza met the Dec. 1 deadline for bids.
Derby said a decision on the bids would
be made by Dec. 31. One bid or all six
may be accepted, he said.
The decision will be based on the
quality of service proposed and, as
Derby said, "Where does too much
variety become cumbersome?"
Students will be able to order on
meal cards from the services selected
when they return from semester break,
Domino's has had an exclusive
contract with the Marriott Corporation,
which runs Carolina Dining Services,
to deliver pizzas purchased by meal
cards since last year. There was no
competitive bidding for the contract
Randy Easter, operations controller
for Triangle Domino's, said, "If we
don't get it, I hope whoever does is
prepared to handle the business in the
best possible way."
The demands of the meal card pro
gram does not make it an immediately
profitable venture, Easter said.
"If we (Domino's) didn't have 700
employees to pull from in the immedi
ate area, it would have been very hard
to do to start with."
The fraternity saves donations and
money from fund-raisers until it has
enough for a big project, he said. The
fraternity plans to repair its showers
over Christmas, he said.
An increase in alumni donations
would allow the fraternity to make more
improvements to its house, and the
fraternity has several house improve
ments it would like to make, Foscue
said. "Wa're just waiting for the money
to do it."
Foscue said he agreed that alumni
would be more likely to make dona
tions if they were tax deductible. "From
the alumni I've talked to, they said it
would help a lot."
Phi Gamma Delta would also bene
fit from increased donations if the area
were named a historic district, said Joe
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Isabelle Atwater, a 20-year employee of Higgins Hardware on
Franklin Street, decorates a tree in the store's spirit Monday.
middle of the night, dressed and waited
for him in the Cobb lobby at his request
for 40 minutes.
"He's setting them up into what can
be a very dangerous situation," Comar
said. This is probably just a prank, but
it's getting a bit out of hand."
Comar said that if an officer were
investigating prank calls, he would
Domino's business increased
roughly 20 to 30 percent since receiv
ing the contract last year, Easter said.
Only part of the increase is because of
the meal card contract. Sales to the
community have also increased in the
last year, he said.
Checker's was one of the hardest-hit
by Domino's exclusive control of meal
card sales, owner Al Vittaro said. He
estimated sales to residence hall cus
tomers dropped between 80 percent
and 90 percent.
Jim Caramello, the owner of N.C.
Gumby's, said in a telephone interview
that the number of campus sales is the
same as before Domino's began selling
pizza by meal card but that campus
sales now make up a smaller percent
age of sales.
He expressed confidence that
Gumby's would be awarded at least a
share of the contract. "I think we have
a better product at a far more reason
University Pizza owner Doug Hamp
ton has also placed a bid for the con
tract. "We still get at least five to 10
students a night asking if we take orders
on meal cards." Some of them do not
order pizza when they find University
Pizza cannot accept meal cards, he said.
Hampton could not estimate the ef
fect Domino's meal card monopoly has
had on his business because University
Pizza opened after Domino's began
selling pizza by meal card.
Marathon Pizza was one of the 1 1
business to receive an application that
did not bid for the contract. Manager
Hogan, fraternity president. The house
had $90,000 in renovations about three
years ago. Some of it was paid with
alumni donations, but undergraduate
fraternity members are paying most of
the costs, he said.
But money is always needed for
house upkeep and improvements, and
alumni will be more likely to contribute
if the donations are tax deductible,
Hogan said. " This spring we'll be trying
to get donations from our alumni."
Sigma Phi Epsilon's house is new
enough that it doesn't need extensive
renovation, said Glenn Cole, fraternity
president. The house was built in 1983,
and it doesn't need anything more than
day-to-day maintenance, he said.
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contact the students in person.
"Such a simple matter as prank call
ing is not something that the police
would need to wake a person up over."
Comar said anyone receiving such a
call should politely decline to cooper
ate and instead ask to return the call
later after getting the caller's phone
Pam Reynolds said that the meal card
plan had put a dent in business but that
Marathon could not meet all of Caro
lina Dining Services' requirements.
Roman Wings also did not enter a
bid, owner Eric Stoehr said. He said his
business returned to normal after the
novelty of buying pizza on meal cards
wore off. He said that he was interested
in the plan but that there were disadvan
tages. "I wouldn't like the paperwork,
but the extra money would be nice."
Among Marriott's requirements were
See MEAL CARD, page 4
UNC will play host to the 1 991
Junior Olympics 3
The final days
Chapel Hill's town manager
will resign at year's end 4
Coup falls flat
The attempt to overthrow the
Philippines' president fails .5
City and campus 3 -'
City and state 4
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