4 The Daily Tar Heel Tuesday, September
Ford Press Secretary to lecture
on his years in WhiteHouse
By MIKE WADE
Former White House Press Secretary
Ronald H. Nessen, who has seen the
presidency as both a journalist and
official press spokesperson for former
President Gerald R. Ford, will lecture
on "My Two Years in the White H ouse"
at 8 p.m. today in Memorial Hall.
Nessen became Ford's press secretary
in September 1974 following J. F.
terHorst's resignation. Nessen has
called his experience during the post
Watergate period of public and press
distrust of the White House "perhaps
the worst possible moment in history" to
have the job.
Nessen's two and a half-year stint as
Ford's press secretary entailed an
attempt to restore the trust of the press
in the White House and to deal with the
press on such issues as the Mayaguez
incident and the Vladivostok
Agreement with the Soviet Union on
Nessen, 43, was a news correspondent
for NBC from 1962 to 1974 after
working six years for United Press
International. He was NBCs White
House correspondent during Lyndon
Johnson's presidency, and also covered
Richard Nixon's presidential campaign
in 1968 and Sargent Shriver's
unsuccessful vice presidential campaign
in 1972. He has also covered the
Vietnam war and news events in
Bangladesh, Biafra,Boliviaand Borneo.
Nessen received the prestigious George
Polk Memorial Award of ihe Overseas
Press Club in 1967.
Nessen has criticized the media in
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several previous lectures, especially for
what he has called an "excessive
concentration on trivia" and "an
oversimplification of complex matters."
He has said he feels the media should
point out their own shortcomings as
well as those of other institutions.
Nessen has said he feels he understands
the politics of journalism because he has
been on both sides of the fence, and that
improvement of the media "must come
While Ford's press secretary, Nessen
had several well-publicized blow-ups
with the Washington press corps. He
also made an appearance on NBC's
satirical "Saturday Night Live" in which'
he seemed to make fun of the president
leading to rumors that the president was
outraged over the appearance.
Nessen is writing a book on his
experience as press secretary for Ford,
which he has said he wants to complete
because he doesn't "want to just walk
away from all that experience."
In addition to his lecture schedule,
Nessen has been writing on his White
House experiences for several
publications, including Playboy
magazine. He has also made several
Nessen's lecture is the first in a series
presented by theCarolina Union Forum
Committee. His speech will be
introduced by committee chairperson
Ed Nanney. There will be no charge for
Hang gliding, jumping off a mountain for the fun
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Besides competing, the pilots just
come for the fun ot it. "Jumping for fun
is relaxing," says Keith Nichols of San
Diego, Calif. "It's almost
therapeutic. . .to just forget about
everything else and fly through the air."
Jumping off Grandfather mountain is
not a good idea for the beginner,
though, one expert says. "The real
teacher is experience and time in the air
after you learn the basics," explains Bill
Sloatman of Idaho Springs, Co.
Hang gliding involves more than
spreading the wings of a glider and
hopping off a nearby mountain. The
USHGA has developed a four-point
hang-rating system to increase the safety
of the fast-growing sport. For example,
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Matthew 9:36-38 read: "WHEN HE (JESUS) SAW THE
MULTITUDES, HE WAS MOVED WITH COMPASSION ON
THEM, BECAUSE THEY FAINTED, AND WERE
SCATTERED ABROAD AS SHEEP HAVING NO
SHEPHERD. THEN SAID HE UNTO HIS DISCIPLES, THE
HARVEST TRULY IS PLENTEOUS BUT THE LABORERS
ARE FEW: PRAY YE THEREFORE THE LORD OF THE
HARVEST THAT HE WILL SEND FORTH LABORERS INTO
'THE HARVEST IS PLENTEOUS BUT THE LABORERS
ARE FEW!" When Jeiui laid that "the woodi were full" ol
Levltei, Prleita, Scrlbtt, Doctor, Teachers, Divines, etc.
But most ol these divines had become DRY VINES, and
many of the doctors were DOCTORS OF DARKNESS. Read
what HE told them about their condition In the 23rd ol Mat
thew they were so outraged that they managed to get Him
crucified! The 23rd chapter of Jeremiah Is somewhat tike the
23rd of Matthew, where about 600 years before God had
warned the spiritual leaders ol their corrupt condition. Also,
about 700 years before He had warned them by His servant
Isaiah, chapter 56:10, 11: "HIS WATCHMEN ARE BLIND:
THEY ARE ALL IGNORANT, THEY ARE ALL DUMB DOGS,
THEY CANNOT BARK; SLEEPING, LYING DOWN, LOVING
TO SLUMBER. YEA, THEY ARE GREEDY DOGS WHICH
CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH, AND THEY ARE
SHEPHERDS THAT CANNOT UNDERSTAND: THEY ALL
LOOK THEIR OWN WAY, EVERY ONE FOR HIS GAIN,
FROM HIS QUARTER." - Note In this passage D. D. means
"dumb dogs that cannot barkl"
We have heard ol those who can so Imitate the "caw" ol the
crow that they deceive the crows, cause them to believe a He
and think maybe their Bishop, Cardinal or Pope Is calling
them to a great Convocation for Revival! So they flock to the
place ot the call and are slaughtered wholesale by the guns
of probably "sons of guns" II they are doing It just lor sport.
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Tonight at 8 in Carroll Hall, the Union Film Committee will present the second
program of the American Avant-Garde series, featuring the films of Stan Brakhage
(pictured above). Brakhage, considered the most important avant-garde film-maker
of the decade, visited Chapel Hill last March during the Fine Arts Festival. His work
spans several genres of independent film, from psycho-drama and trance to
documentation and portraiture.
only Hang four pilots may fly from
Grandfather Mountain at any time,
while pilots with lower ratings can use
the sand dunes at Jockey's Ridge.
Here is a list of general requirements
for each hang rating:
Hang one ability to handle glider
on the ground and in straight flight off
low dunes or hills.
Hang two ability to fly off higher
hills, to make a smooth 180-degree turn
and to make accurate landings.
Hang three ability to glide off a
1,000-foot mountain, to make safe,
smooth 360-degree turns and to make
Hang four ability to make own
judgments about flying area and
surrounding weather. - -
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Psalms 2:1 and Acts 4:25
However, to try to philosophize on such a tragedy, maybe the
citizens ol some crow city have become overmuch wicked In
destroying the corn crops, and lor that reason God permitted
them to "believe a He and be damned!" Did you know the
Bible says God will send such a judgment upon men who re
ject His Word of Truth and "have pleasure In
unrighteousness?" 2ndThessalonlans 2:11, 12. "Not one
sparrow falls to the ground without your Heavenly Father,"
said Jesus. Surely this applied to the crow, and no doubt G od
causes the good crows to escape, or to be absent and fall to
attend the tragic convocation, or revival!
God asks us this question: "Who makes thee to differ from
another, and what hast thou that thou did not receive?" If we
are true Christians hating evil, apostacy, and hypocrisy, we
should remember that It Is the mercy of God that has
delivered us and made us to differ from the ungodly, and that
his blessing has been received from God "BY HIS GRACE
THROUGH FAITH." This should not make us proud, rather
humble, and stir us up to work, testily, and pray that the Dry
Vines might receive Lite and bear much fruit; that the Doc
tors ol Darkness might become Doctors of "The Light of The
World"; B llnd Watchmen might have sight restored, cease to
be Ignorant, dogs not dumb but capable of barking and
warning of the "thief climbing up some other way and not
entering by the Door, Christ Jesus; and quit sleeping, lying
down, loving to slumber!"
True Protestantism believes In the "Priesthood of the
Believer." If you consider yourself a "Priestly Believer," In
view of the wickedness, evil, shame, crime, etc., on every
hand, can you face the tact ol these conditions without
shame and sorrow when God says:
"BUT IF THEY HAD STOOD IN MY COUNSEL, AND HAD
CAUSED MY PEOPLE TO HEAR MY WORDS, THEN THEY
SHOULD HAVE TURNED THEM FROM THEIR EVIL WAY,
AND FROM THE EVIL OF THEIR DOINGS!" Jer. 23:22.
Several hours of flying are required to
graduate from one class to the next.
At the Masters Championship,
contestants . use only gliders meeting
rigid safety standards of the Hang
Glider Manufacturers Association. The
gliders are high-performance models
which are super-sensitive. Each pilot
also carries a parachute in his harness.
The gliders also carry three
instruments while in flight: a
variometer, used to determine the rate
of climb or descent, an altimeter, since
the pilot's depth perception is not
always accurate at low heights; and a
clock to keep record of time spent in the
The pilots at the competition set up
their gliders or sit on the rocks waiting
Discount tickets offered
for PRC productions
Don't despair, students, if the $4.50 to
$4.90 ticket price range for Playmaker
Repertory Company productions
appears to be beyond your means. With
a student ID, you are entitled to the
Student Rush ticket,
PRC's student rush is available every
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
night and Sunday afternoons during the
run of all of PRC's seven productions.
Its season this year features A Streetcar
Named Desire; Equus; Play It Again,
Sam; Hamlet; a new play from the
O'Neill Playwright's Conference;
Marco Millions, and Mr. Roberts.
Half an hour before any performance
any available PRC tickets for that
performance are only $2.50 with a
student ID. The face on the ID, of
course, must match the face at the ticket
If the idea of taking your chances on
getting tickets for a particular night
doesn't appeal to you, PRC offers
students another discount plan: Student
Subscriptions. The Student
Subscription is $20 for the entire season
of seven plays, an $11.50 savings over
box office rates. Student subscribers get
guaranteed seats for all performances, a
flexible ticket exchange policy and a
special subscriber newsletter.
Rush tickets are available for most
remaining performances of Streetcar,
with the best seats available for Sunday
matinees and Tuesday evenings. If you
purchase a Student Rush ticket for
for their particular four-man heat. The
gliders are rolled up in long, narrow
nylon bags approximately 15 feet long.
The flyers spread the wings apart, secure
the cross bar and connect a control bar
under the keel. After pulling several thin
Gene Blythe flies the Mountain Pylon course at the Masters of Hang Gliding this past
weekend at Grandfather Mountain. Photo by Hugh Morton.
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1121. Surplus volumes
of 'Yack9 ordered
200 extra copies of the 1977 Yackety Yack
were ordered in August without the required
approval of the Media Board, according to
Media Board Chairperson Patty Turner.
Turner said Student Body President Bill
Moss ordered the books to cover a debt of
$2,000 owed to Hunter Publishing Co. in
Winston-Salem for state tax on the 1976
Turner said the lack of Media Board
approval for the order is only a technicality.
She said the board will probably assume
responsibility for the books at its meeting
Turner said the technicality will not delay
the scheduled November publication of the
steel cables together, the glider is ready
Since the early 1970s, an advanced
class of gliders has been made that is
both safer and more maneuverable than
ones in the past.
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