6 The Daily Tar Heel Wednesday, September 21, 1977
Ben Cornelius, Managing Editor
Ed Rankin, Associate Editor
Lou BitiONis, Associate Editor
Laura Scism, University Editor
Elliott Potter, City Editor
Chuck Alston, State and National Editor
Sara Bui lard, Features Editor
Chip Enssi.in, Arts Editor
GENE UPCHl'RfH, Sportt Editor
Allen Jehnkjan, Photography Editor
85th year ol editorial freedom
letters to the editor
Migrant laws not enforced;
Southern California, though much publicized, isn't the only place that
migrant workers receive abuse. A hearing last weekend in Raleigh
investigating migrant treatment in this state strongly suggested that laws
protecting migrants need enforcement.
Witnesses testifying before the N.C. Advisory Committee to the U.S.
Commission on Civil Rights repeatedly cited inadequate housing on North
Carolina farms. And they cited one major reason - inspectors responsible
foi migrant camp conditions either did poor jobs or did not do their jobs at
Two state agencies, the Employment SecurityCommission(ESC)anf the
Dept. of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSH A)
are responsible for inspecting the camps. ESC supposedly certifies housing
for occupancy before workers arrive, and OSHA inspects the camps later.
Thus migrants entering North Carolina each year are ostensibly assured
of adequate housing. But. as the testimony Saturday pointed out. the two
state agencies have totally ignored their responsibilities to the migrant
farmer. And one ESC official even denied his agency's obligation as
inspector. "1 don't think the ESC should bo responsible for housing."
Chairperson Manfred Emmrich said. "We believe there should be adequate
housing, but we're not housing inspectors."
It's obvious that the rest of Emmi ich's agency do not believe they should
dirty their hands with inspecting migrant housing. Florida Legal Services,
which followed crews to North Carolina this summer and investigated 100
ESC-registered camps in two counties said, "categorically, no housing
under investigation met regulations none."
And of 153 camps issued permits by the ESC in the spring of 1977, 53 w ere
later inspected by OSHA. All but 10 of those were cited for structural
housing violations, according to the Center for Rural Studies in Durham.
OSHA apparentlv is not willing to fill the void of preoccupancy inspection
left by the ESC.
What's crucial here is not a lack of legislation, but a lack of enforcement.
Perhaps officials of the two agencies feel they don't have to answer to
anybody and are free to choose what they want to enforce. The attorney
general's office should issue a sterner reminder to the agencies that arbitrary
enforcement of migrant laws will not be tolerated.
Noise ordinance needs reform
Party reputation jeopardized
Over the years Playboy magazine in its back-to-school issue has rated the
top party schools in the country, and Carolina has ranked high in nearly
every poll. One year, in fact, Tar Heels were said to be so far superior to the
other collegians that Playboy ranked them alone in the "professional" party
category, with all others falling in the amateur classification.
But in recent years Chapel H ill's professional partyers have been shackled
with a hazy noise ordinance. Many times the men in blue have been
summoned by neighbors to put a damper on an affair even one designed
to raise money for charities. And the judgment as to w hat is too loud is left
totally up to the police.
Alderman Marvin Silver suggests the use of mechanical devices to
measure volume, providing objective criteria for noise judgments. Such a
plan has promise, but careful consideration must go into establishing the
criteria. The distance of the measuring device from the noise in question
must be spelled out. Different noise limits must be set for different hours of
the day. For instance, most early afternoon parties should be allowed
anything shy of breaking the sound barrier before they are quashed, while
late-night extravaganzas should be more subdued.
Most importantly, however, it should be spelled out that no criteria arc to
be invoked until a legitimate complaint has been registered with the police
by a person directly affected by the party. If a party is not distracting to its
neighbors, there is no need to measure its sound output. We doubt the
Chapel Hill police would want to monitor partyers who had inspired no
complaints, but it is best that any new ordinance make clear there is no
burden of enforcement on the police department until the phone starts
ringing at headquarters. As they say on the basketball courts, "No harm, no
The Daily Tar Heel
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Nicman, Dan Nobles, Dawn Pearson. Melinda Stovall. Melanie I opp and Larry l upler.
Sports: I ee Pace, assistant editor; Evan Appcl. Dede Biles. Skip f oreman, tod Hughes. Dave
Kirk. Pete Mitchell, Ken Roberts, Rick Scoppe, Will Wilson and Isabel Worthy.
features: Jeff Brady, Zap Brueckner, David Craft. Debbie Moose. Dan Nobles, l.ynn Willilotd.
Peter Hapke, Tim Smith, Etta Lee. Kimherly McGuiie. and Ken Roberts.
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icwis and Valerie Van Arsdale
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and John Tomlinson. Photographers: I red Barbour, Joseph 1 homas, Michael Sneed and Sam
Business: Verna Taylor, business manager. Claire Bagley, assistant business manager. Mike
Neville, David Squires and Howard I roxler. Circulation manager. Bill Bagley.
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(Juakenbush. Duke Sullivan
UNC should hire professors to teach, not research
To the editor:
I have come to understand that the various
departments of the University require each
of their professors to spend a certain amount
of time teaching, whether or not they are
involved in research. Ostensibly this policy
is sound, but perhaps the students sometimes
suffer as a result.
l ast year I had a certain professor who.
although articulate and apparently very
knowledgable in her area, was extremely
unsatisfactory. She openly admitted to a
dislike of teaching, preferring to place a
higher priority on research. As she pointed
out. her department had forced her to spend
some time on instruction. She was
unresponsive lo her students, especially il
they interfered with her research time; in
fact, she was plainly hostile toward the
thought of going out of her way to help us.
The course became almost intolerable due to
the obvious tension between the professor
and her students, and the course evaluations
showed this. Yet she continues to teach.
Perhaps the University should allow such
professors to concentrate solely on their
research. But more intelligently, and more in
keeping with the basic ideas of education, the
University should not hire people who don't
enjoy teaching. As my situation of last year
indicates, the professors and the students
Bradley W. Jacks
To the editor;
1 sure got sick and tired of watching people
cut in front of the lines while waiting lor
tickets to the Richmond game Saturday.
Sure I know the existing ticket distribution
stinks, but cutting in Iront of people who
started at the back of the line is pretty low.
For those who cui in line, I hope you got a
seat behind a 300-pound gorilla or better yet
in front of a wasted Carolina fan who
dumped his rum and coke on your head.
12-R Kingswood Apts.
To the editor;
We, residents of Avery Dorm, can feel
much sympathy for those residents of
Mclver who had their banner stolen at the
game Saturday. Our banner was stolen also!
Many of us put a lot of thought, time,
money and creativity into making our
banner. We feel it could have placed in the
top three. Yet. like Mclver. our banner
wasn't evengivenachance. It. too. was taken
prior to kick-off. And, we would like to have
W e know these incidents are not the fault
of the cheerleaders (the judges); they can't
help what the fans do. However, we have a
suggestion which, if they choose to follow,
may eliminate these problems at future
games. We propose that a place be
designated for the banners to betaken before
the game. They can be judged at that time,
and then hung up afterwards. The winner
can still be announced at halftime, and if the
winning banner has been taken down, the
prize can still be awarded. This way. the
participating students don't suffer if their
banner is "ripped off."
Signed by six residents of Avery Dorm
Cops smoked weed?
To the editor:
I. who among my peers wishes to help
uphold the law. must protest the actions ol
the two policemen at High Noon. Laws do
not make sense when those that are expected
to uphold the laws break them. I don't
approve of marajuana smoking, and I don'i
like seeing policemen , as I and those like me
w ho passed by the Bell Tower saw, smoking
pot. 1 would encourage the University to
look into this.
112 Avery Dorm
Opinion not representative
To the editor;
Last week there appeared a letter in the
Daily Jar Heel by Mr. David Schnare
ridiculing Mayor Wallace and the North
Carolina Conservation Board for their
opposition to the proposed Jordan Dam
project ("Mayor Wallace, conservation
board behind Jordan Dam controversy,"
Letters. Sept. 15). We believe some very
misleading and irresponsible statements
were made by Mr. Schnare. Mr. Schnare
does not. as he states. ". . .represent those
people; people who. having most of the data,
having heard most of the opinions,. , .must
continue to be responsible for putting this
controversy in proper light." Mr. Schnare is
a graduate student in the Dept. of
Environmental Sciences and Engineering
with one opinion concerning this
controversy. There are professors and many
other graduate students in this very
department who disagree with M r. Schnare's
interpretation of the scientific data,
especially that concerning anticipated water
quality and potential as a drinking water
supply, as well as his overall assessment of
the project's value or lack of value. To state
or even imply that Mr. Schnare "represents"
our views or those of "responsible technical
experts" is completely irresponsible. One
would hope that Mr. Schnare learns his
responsibilities before completing his
Signed by 13 persons in the Dept. of
Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Higher studen t fees?
Argument against increase flimsy and deceptive
By BILL FA1RBASKS
AND DAVID WEYNAND
Most UNC students will certainly agree that one of
the most amusing moments of the day comes when
they pick up the Daily Tar Heel and turn to the
legendary back page.
All too frequently they'll find some earnest
columnist-to-be has chosen a topic, designated himself
expert and decided to enlighten most everybody by
gracing this rear page with some delightfully
presumptuous comedy of errors.
Bruce lindall's column against raising student fees
("A little here, a little there." Sept. 14) is a masterpiece
of such illogic. Mr. Tindall obviously lacks both
rhetorical talent and common sense as his arguments
against a student lee increase are riddled with fallacies.
Let's take a close look at his "arguments."
First, lie suggests that the Campus Governing
Council (C(iC) should encourage groups to do more
fund raising on their own. With approximately 200
recognized student groups on campus, we could enjoy
47 bake sales. 1 1 car washes, six carnivals. 1 18 raffles
and 29 bingo games each week. Each week? Well how
much do you think the average bake sale or car wash
makes? Experience shows $50 would be a bonanza. So
if one group wants $1,000, they would hold 20
activities: with 200 clubs that's only 4,000 events per
Second. Mr. Iindall tells us CGC should stop
knuckling under to groups that demand "$10,000 or
else." But a lew lines later, Bruce mysteriously
advocates more funds for the Black Student
Movement (BSM) - recall that the BSM was the
group w ith the "or else" demand. What a convenient -and
contradictory - lapse of memory.
Third, Bruce says the CGC should take a closer look
at who benefits from the groups it gives money to.
Sounds reasonable. But then in the next paragraph.
Mr. Tindall advocates giving more money to "groups
which serve the student body at large" such as the
Association for Women Students, the North Carolina
Student Legislature and the Fine Arts Festival. We
seriously question how many students benefit lrom
these organizations. An obvious minority, no doubt.
Certainly, a diverse number of clubs can cater to more
students than just the lew mentioned by Bruce.
Fourth, Mr. I indall mentions the "plush" offices in
Suite C. with electric typewriters and a "tat" phone
budget. Bruce once again fails to reveal the other side
of the coin. I'lush office by whose standards? By our
standards, the offices are rather simple, and quite
overcrowded too. And we suppose they should have
rickety, antiquated manual typewriters and no phone.
! ell us, Bruce, just how can you efficiently run the
volume ol business that goes through Student
liovcrnment without the necessary supplies?
1 i!th. Mr. Iindall presents us with a slippery-slope
aigumcnf "A little tor telephone, a little for electricity .
. . " ad ansurdem. In all fairness, two major points
should be made. First, let's differentiate between the
telephone and power increases, and the fee increase.
We obviously receive no benefit from the former (in
fact, one could argue that the utility service is getting
worse), w hile we do stand to gain from a student-fee
increase. An important distinction, Mr. Tindall.
Second, if we do as Mr. Tindall says: not give a little
more now. cut funding for all but the largest groups,
and encourage fund raising by other clubs, all students
would suffer more than a "little." Even Bruce and his
SAFE (Students Against Fees Excess) organization
might dislike the swarm of fund raisers that, would
come knocking at his door -- magazines, seeds,
light bulbs, toothbrushes. Christmas cards and peanut
brittle. Given M r. Tindall's alternative, a $5 increase in
student fees seems an excellent idea.
Last, Bruce brings up the proportion of money that
would go to the DTH if a fee increase is instituted.
Perhaps if the DTH did get an additional $6500, we
could add two pages to the paper, or even hire some
columnists to create something other than the biased,
flimsy and deceptive "argument" Mr. Tindall makes.
Bill Fairbanks, a senior, is a Business
Administration major from Montgomery, Ala. David
Weynand, a senior, is an economics major from
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