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Volume 98, Issue 59
Wednesday, September 12, 1930
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in apparent jet crash
ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland A
Boeing 727 jet believed to be carrying
15 people apparently crashed into the
Atlantic Ocean southeast of New
foundland on Tuesday, a rescue official
Transport Canada spokeswoman Lily
Abbass said the jet was thought to be
long to Faucett Airlines of Peru and was
en route to Miami from Reykjavik,
Iceland. She said, however, the infor
mation had not been confirmed.
: The airplane's crew declared a low
fuel emergency in the afternoon and
had not been heard from since, according
to a spokesman for the. Search and
Rescue Coordination Center in Halifax.
Rescue officials said they assumed
the plane had crashed into the ocean.
Several Canadian Forces airplanes
and helicopters were sent to the area,
the spokesman said. Abbass said the
plane had been scheduled to make a
refueling stop at Gander, Newfound
land. Government, ANC
at war, Mandela says
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa
Nelson Mandela accused the govern
ment Tuesday of waging war against
his African National Congress and said
failure to halt black factional fighting
threatened talks on ending apartheid.
Mandela held an urgent meeting with
President F.W. de Klerk as vicious black
factional fighting left at least 24 people
dead. Police said unrest in black town
ships around Johannesburg continued
into the night, with shacks burned in
Tokoza and running clashes between
black factions in Katlehong.
"We will do everything in our power
to ensure that the peace process remains
on track, but the government has to do
its part," Mandela said in Pretoria after
Saudi towns bothered
by troops with guns
DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia The
Saudi government has complained to
the U.S. military about the growing
number of American troops visiting
Saudi towns toting weapons, officials
Saudi and U.S. officials sought to
play down the significance of the formal
complaint, but it came amid growing
signs the American presence is causing
For the first few weeks of the
American deployment, it was rare to
see uniformed U.S. military personnel
in Saudi towns. But in the past 10 days
many units have sent troops into a few
towns for supplies they have been un
able to get from the military. Those
soldiers often wander through streets
and shops carrying M-1 6 rifles and other
Another Saudi official said the gov
ernment also has been questioned in
recent days about American military
women driving in the streets. Women
are prohibited from driving in Saudi
U.S. military officials have said
women would be confined to driving on
military installations and in their camps,
but there have been occasions when
women have been seen driving military
vehicles in Saudi towns.
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By SHANNON O'GRADY
Save UNC Day started when 1,000
University community members gath-
-ered in Polk Place Tuesday to listen to
campus leaders discuss the effects of
the budget crunch.
Cindy Hahamovitch, Graduate stu
dents United member and rally emcee,
began the rally by encouraging the crowd
to vote for state legislators who support
Hahamovitch apologized for dis
rupting classes in buildings surrounding
the Polk Place area during the rally, but
said those classes were one of the focuses
of Save UNC Day.
"We want to make sure there are
classes to attend next year," she said.
GSU Co-chairman Joel Sipress said
he feared the possibility of staff layoffs
if more budget cuts were made. "On
behalf of GSU, we will stand in solidarity
with the staff in these times of trouble,"
he said. "Injury to one is injury to all."
The N.C. legislature mishandled the
budget problems, Sipress said. "They
closed their eyes, crossed their fingers
and hoped everything would be fine,"
he said. "Political leaders of North
Carolina have been incredibly irre
sponsible in the way it has responded to
the budget crisis."
William Barney, professor of history,
agreed with Sipress. "We have all re
peatedly been told this University should
not expect any special treatment (from
the state legislature)," he said. "This is
true, but only a partial truth. It only
glosses over the fiscal incompetency of
"Yes, this state has a budget crisis,"
he said. "But it does not have the political
establishment aroused by public opin
ion to deal with the crisis in a fair and
Students should voice their concerns
to the legislature, Barney said. "This is
your university and you have every
right to demand the very best education
the state can provide."
North Carolina, a state that imposes
a sales tax on food, should have no
See RALLY, page 2
evenue shortage may ravage
By MARCIE BAILEY
Donald Boulton, vice chancellor of
student affairs, said Tuesday that the
University may experience an additional
3.2 percent funding cut before next se
mester if the state revenue shortfall con
tinues. The reduction could amount to $8
million, Boulton told about 500 people
at the Graduate Students United forum.
Boulton said the cuts were a result of
many factors, such as gas price increases,
that are limiting revenue coming into
the University and the state.
Federal grants are also under fire,
Boulton said. The Gramm-Rudman Act,
which is contingent on the budget deficit,
could reduce University grants by 32.7
percent Oct. 1.
State legislators and other University
administrators also discussed the bud
get at the forum in Great Hall. They
urged students to talk to legislators about
the budget problems.
Bertha Holt (D-Alamance) said word
about the problems budget cuts are
causing must be spread if people want
the N.C. General Assembly to do some
thing about them.
"It is like a computer, you put garbage
in, you get garbage out," she said.
Peggy Stamey (D-Wake) said that
North Carolina was among 33 states
experiencing financial shortfalls and that
UNC was fortunate to have survived so
Stamey said that she voted for new
tax bills to gain revenue for education,
but that there were not enough votes for
the bills to pass.
"In order to change priorities, you
need control, and the power you need to
change (priorities) is at the ballot box,"
Kay Wijnberg, the business manager
at UNC's law school, said the General
Flex Plan leaves students hungry
By JENNIFER PILLA
Assistant University Editor
Marriott Corp. is offering a new Flex
Plan meal option to give students and
their parents a specific menu plan at
greater savings, but some students said
the plan is not as flexible as it appears.
The Flex Plan gives students an al
ternative to the Cash Card, which was
is being allowed to vote for the
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GSU member Cindy Hahamovitch emcees Tuesday's rally
Assembly made the decision not to raise
revenue and added that it needs to hear
that people are willing to create rev
enues by increasing taxes.
Undergraduate and graduate students
asked the panel why funds could not be
extracted from sources such as the
Highway Trust Fund, corporations and
an increase in taxes on alcohol and
cigarettes. They also told legislators
that a tax increase would be worthwhile
if it saved educations. .
Several legislators raised their hands
when students asked if they supported
such methods of increasing revenue for
Arlie Culp (R-Randolph) said he did
not support taking money for education
out of the Highway Trust Fund because
the money is needed to maintain N.C.
roads, to repair bridges and to build
more four-lane highways.
Some students responded to Culp by
saying roads would not be needed if
budget cuts continued to have such an
adverse effect on education, research
and commerce in the Research Triangle
Panel members said they supported
students' lobbying actions to the Gen
eral Assembly, but added that the Uni
versity is dealing with the budget crunch
as effectively as possible.
Provost Dennis O'Connor said
members of the University community
need to educate legislators about what
happens when graduate student support
is reduced. Graduate students are essen
tial to maintain the quality of institu
tions like the University, he said.
Joel Sipress, GSU co-chairman, said
the graduate students of today were the
faculty of tomorrow.
Garland Hershey, vice chancellor of
health affairs, said graduate students
See FORUM, page 3
previously the only meal program stu
dents could buy. Users of the Flex Plan
pay a semester fee of $850 for 1 9 meals,
$725 for 14 meals, or $595 for 10 meals
Students on the Flex Plan can only
purchase a certain amount at each of
their meals. For breakfast, the limit is
$2.70, for lunch it is $3.60 and for
Rep. Joe Hackney (D-Orange) speaks in Great Hall during the GSU forum Tuesday afternoon
dinner it is $4.25.
If students on the Flex Plan spend
more than the limit at a meal, they must
pay extra in cash. If their meals cost
under the limit, they do not receive the
change. Missed meals do not carry over
into the next week.
Students on the plan can eat only at
certain times Marriott designated. They
candidate you dislike least. Robert Burne
of Nigerian city
By MEREDITH HOGG
Joseph Edozien, a member of the
UNC faculty for 20 years, has been
promoted to King of Asaba, Ni
geria. The UNC professor and former
chairman of the nutrition department
was chosen king by the people of
Nigeria, who have been searching for
a ruler since October 1988.
Edozien will leave Chapel Hill at
the end of September to begin his new
life in Nigeria. His formal installation
as king will not take place until mid
December. Only eligible males, including
brothers, cousins, uncles or anyone
who is a descendant from the first
traditional ruler, can be selected king,
The king is selected based on his
ancestry and the decision of the people
of Asaba. "Within the family, the
people have the right to choose from
the eligible males," he said. Edo2ien's
grandfather held the title.
Edozien was born in Asaba and
said he speaks the Ibo language well.
Asaba is located near the western bank
of the Niger River and has a popula
tion of one million people.
Edozien said before he accepted
the posit ion, he cons idered the changes
he would have to make in his lifestyle.
"Ruling a people is a lot more difficult
task than being a professor," he said.
A less-efficient water system and
more interruptions in the electrical
supply are some of the inconveniences
Edozien said he will meet in Asaba.
But he said that his standards of living
in Asaba would remain about the same
as here in Chapel Hill.
He accepted the kingship because
of the challenges the country faces. ,
"There is an opportunity to do a good
deal of things for a lot of people,
which will bring a good deal of hap
piness," he said.
Edozien is confident that he has
made the best decision, but said that
UNC budget farther
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for other meal options
can use their card at any campus dining
Some students said they were dis
pleased with the Flex Plan's stipulations.
Suzy Savage and Robin James,
sophomores from Tarboro, said they
were registered for the Flex Plan before
they learned about the program's restrictions.
the changes will be difficult. "I've
been here for 20 years, and it will be
hard to start fresh again."
When he arrives in Asaba, he will
meet with the chiefs of the many
ethnic groups to discuss goals for the
Edozien said he hopes to make
productive changes in the Asabian
way of life, such as the role of women
in Asaba' s society.
'Traditions are just not progres
sive enough," he said. "I know that
change cannot come overnight."
Edozien's wife and six children
will accompany him to Asaba to
participate in the ceremony, but the
family members' future plans are
"They can decide for themselves
what they want to do (return to
America or not)," he said.
Edozien's son Anthony is a UNC
The native Nigerian said the en
tire family is very proud and excited
See KING, page 2
"We didn't understand that there were
only certain times we could eat and
certain amounts we could get at each
meal," Savage said.
James said, "We got our plans
changed as soon as we got here and
found out what the plan included."
See FLEX, page 2