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Volume 85, Issue No. 47
Tuesday, November 1, 1977, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Monday was a fine, sunny day for juggling, so the members of
the UNC Juggling Club were out in force. Clockwise from the
top are Steve Gratz, Skip Daniel, Bruce Ivins and Stewart
HEW threatens tobacco price supports
By STEVE HUETTEL
Staff Writer
The N.C. commissioner of agriculture said
it would have "a chaotic effect on the small
farmer and a devastating effect on the
economy of the state."
A spokesperson for a N.C. representative
on the House Agriculture Committee said it
would put 600,000 farmers out of work and
on the welfare rolls.
Yet, its proponents argue that the federal
government wastes money by discouraging
Revealing harassed students
Candidate may file notice
By DAVID STACKS
Staff Writer
Carrboro mayoral candidate Bob
Drakeford was to send a letter today to the
Orange County Board of Elections revealing
the names of two UNC students who said
they were questioned improperly while
registering to vote at the Carrboro Town
Hall.
But two of the three elections board
members said Monday the board can do
little before the next municipal election next
week because Drakeford has waited until the
1 1th hour to provide the names.
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"I am king of the kingdom of heaven, but I am not the king of kings." So said Stephen,
the self-styled prophet who claims he doesn't have to eat and doesn't have blood in
his veins, and whose message is that the world will end in seven years. Staff photo by
Allen Jernigan.
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the use of the product, while supporting its
producers.
The elimination of federal price supports
for tobacco has long been an issue for anti
smoking groups. But when it became known
this month that phasing out the support
program was being considered as part of an
upcoming U.S. Department of Health,
Education and Welfare (HEW) anti
smoking program, the issue gained a new
urgency.
The tobacco price-support program.
"Mr. Drakeford had better get his letter in
if he wants us to do anything about it,"
Republican member Evelyn Lloyd said.
"The election is only a week away. That
doesn't give us much time."
Lloyd and Democrat Lillian Lee said they
doubt the group will stop the election
because no one has been denied the right to
register to vote.
"If they (the students) weren't denied the
right to register, they can't appeal. And if
they don't appeal, there's not much we can
do," Lee said.
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Bryan. Staff photographer Allen Jernigan caught the jugglers
in the act near the Old Well, where they put on frequent
displays of their talents.
begun in 1933, insures growers a minimum
price for their crop, but also limits the
amount of tobacco each farmer may grow.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's
Commodity Credit Corporation buys any
tobacco not sold at support levels and stores
it for sale primarily to foreign markets.
Two months ago HEW Secretary Joseph
A. Califano commissioned a task force
within the department to investigate
proposals to discourage smoking. Last
month he was presented with a list of 35
options, including eliminating price
supports.
Califano reportedly did not check "yes" or
"no" next to the price-support proposal, but
wrote across the page: "We can't ignore the
interest of the small farmer."
He did approve a study on an annual
"Don't Smoke Day," setting maximum
levels of harmful substances in cigarettes,
reducing smoking in public places and other
measures.
When it was disclosed, this month that
elimination of the tobacco price supports is
among the anti-smoking campaign options,
the U.S. Department of Agriculture released
a statement reaffirming the support of
President Carter and its secretary. Robert
(Bob) Bergland, for the tobacco supports.
Rep. L. H. Fountain of North Carolina's
2nd Congressional District released last
week the text of a letter to the President,
STEPHEN
Prophet comes to 'wicked city'
By HOWARD TROXLER
Staff Writer
The man in the center of the circle stretched his arms wide and addressed the
clouds.
"Father, cover the sun!"
The sun was covered by the clouds. The M ansonesquc figure then summoned the
wind, and the wind blew. The crowd laughed.
Barefoot and dressed in draperies, a self-styled prophet who calls himseli'Stephen
came to Chapel Hill Sunday to spread his version of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Stephen had a simple message for the crowd: The world will end in seven years.
"The great locusts are already upon the earth." he said. "The beast - Henry
Kissinger is the beast. Billy Graham is the false prophet."
The crowd was skeptical. Questions were fired at Stephen and he slowly turned to
answer some. He trembled slightly in the cold.
Stephen told the crowd Monday that he did not have to eat and did not have
blood in his veins. "I am a priest, but 1 am not the high priest. 1 am king of the
kingdom of heaven, but 1 am not the king of kings."
A few converts that Stephen called his sheep sat at his feet and defended the
prophet from the crowd. Stephen reacted negatively to most questions, calling the
questioners "harlots and hypocrites."
A policeman made his way through the crowd and relocated Stephen from the
brick path between the undergraduate library and Greenlaw to the Pit so he would
not block traffic.
One spectator produced a Bible and began quoting it to Stephen, who likened the
student to the enemies of Christ 2,000 years ago.
Several members of Stephen's Sunday audience were debaters here for a debate
tournament. One debater questioned Stephen's apparel. "I was commanded by
Jesus the Nazarene to wear this, not to conform to this world," Stephen said.
He told the crowd he had spent Saturday night in an Alamance County jail.
Authories at the jail confirmed that a man answering Stephen's description had
been brought in on a charge of public nuisance, but the charge was dropped, and
Stephen was released. He told the Alamance County authorities his name was
Robert Stephen Vest and he came from Florida.
"I was warned before I came that this was a wicked city," he said. "My voice will
not go out and return void." ;
Stephen said he will remain in Chapel Hill for the next two days. A girl brought
him a fish sandwich from the Hunger Hut and an orange soda.
Then Stephen and his followers got up and walked away..
Conventional Christendom struck back in the evening, however, when the Rev.
Jed Smock of Indianapolis, Ind., spread his Word in front of the Carolina Union.
"God has called upon me to spread his word," Smock told a group of students.
"Jesus will come out of the sky with a sword in his mouth at the end of the world,
and I'll be right there with him."
Smock spent most of his time answering queries from the crywd, discussing
evolution, abortion, capital punishment and homosexuality. H is answers included:
"The more time 1 spend on college campuses, the more it causes me to believe
that evolution might be true because 1 see so many students trying to act like
animals, look like animals and live like animals.".
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By JA( I III CUES
Staff Writer
T he Educational Policy Committee(EPC)
decided Monday that it will not endorse the
Honor Code changes proposed by the
Committee on Student Conduct (COSC).
"We've found we will not be in a position
to endorse the proposals absolutely," said
Phil Stadlcr, a member of EPC.
The committee based its decision on (he
views of faculty members and students who
attended the committee's open hearing on
the Honor Code last week and the meeting
Monday. The majority of those who
attended both meetings wfre opposed to the
proposals, specifically objecting to the
deletion of the "rat clause" (the requirement
that students report the violations of others)
and to the pioposal for faculty proctoring.
" there is substantial faculty disquiet over
the changes," said Professor Andrew M.
Scott, a member of I PC. "This is a radical
change being proposed. I recogniethereisa
serious problem, but I'm not convinced the
present system is near collapse."
Secretary Jim Graham
cosigned by the state's entire congressional
delegation, which urged him to clarify "what
is and is not Administration policy regarding
tobacco and who is or is not in charge of it."
N.C. Commissioner of Agriculture Jim
Graham termed the proposal for the
elimination of the tobacco program
"absurd" and called it "an insult to the
tobacco farmers of this state.
"I'm very upset about it and I'm doing
w hatever I can to fight it," Graham said. "I'm
shocked that Mr. Califano and (assistant
HEW secretary) Dr. Richardson
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ode changes
by committee
"We really haven't thought through the
possible consequences if a policing role
(faculty proctoring) is taken on." said Vaida
Thompson, chairperson of the committee.
"We need to establish a middle ground
while retaining the basis of the honor
system," said Professor Harvey l Lehman,
charperson of the oology department.
Lehman proposed a system of "rapping"
during examinations. He said he had seen
the system successfully implemented at
another university.
Under the rapping system, when a
students sees another student cheating, he
would rap on his desk with his pencil, thus
calling to the attention of everyone present
that someone is cheating.
If the person didn't stop cheating alter the
rapping, and two or three students saw him
and thought his behavior was suspicious,
they would talk to the student after the
exam, and tell him he would be watched in
future examinations.
If the student continued to cheat, those
who observed it would report it to the
instructor and eventually to the Honor
UNC students meet local
candidates in open forum
Beginning today students will have
a chance to meet candidates firsthand
in local municipal races. I he Daily
Tar Heel and Student Government
are sponsoring two "Meet the
Candidates" forums for the Chapel
Hill aldermen and Carrboro
aldermen and mayoral races as part
of a voter information drive.
Today at 5 p.m. in Room 202 of the
Carolina Union, the Carrboro
candidates w ill be on hand to answer
questions from campus media and
students. A 45-minute question-and-answer
session with the media will
open the forum, which then will he
thrown open to questions from
anyone in attendance.
The candidates in the Carrboro
Board of Aldermen race include Jim
Porto, Braxton l oushce, - Doug
Sharer, Nancy White, John Thomas.
Harry Wheeler and Sherman Ward.
They are vying for four spots on the
board. Bob Drakeford and John
Boone oppose each other for the
mayoral spot.
A similar .forum for the Chapel
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The Rev. Jed Smock of Indianapolis also used the Pit Monday to spread the word of
God. Speaking to a mostly hostile audience, Smock said that Jesus will come out of
the sky with a sword in his mouth and "I'll be right there with him." Staff photo by
Allen Jernigan.
Court.
Lehman also said that if the members of a
class fell that the class' examinations needed
to be proctored. they should inform the
professor. "I would be opposed to
proctoring without students asking for it,"
Lehman said.
Lehman said he also favored education of
faculty members and students about the
Honor Code. "You can do a lot to
rehabilitate the Honor Code by putting it in
front ot faculty and students," he said.
Sue Kiley, a student attending the
meeting, agreed with Lehman. She said
students receive little if any education
concerning the Honor Code.
"the basic problem with the proposals
(the suggestions of persons attending the
meetings) is that they're not going to make
any difference if the attitude toward the
Honor Code isn't changed," Scott said.
"The people I've talked to in my district
consider the 'rat clause' the No. I problem
with the Honor Code," said Chip Cox, a
Campus Governing Council representative.
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ELECTION
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Hill Board of Aldermen candidates
will be held 7:30 Wednesday in 104
Howell Hall. There aj:e four spots
open on the Chapel Hill board.
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