6 The Daily Tar Heel Friday, November 18, 1977
Ben Cornelius, Managing Editor
Ed Rankin, Associate Editor
Lou Bilionis, Associate Editor
Laura Scism, University Editor
Elliott Potter, City Editor
Chuck Alston, State and National Editor
Sara Bullard, Features Editor
Chip Ensslin, Arts Editor
Gene UpchuRch Sfnrts Editor
Allen JernIgan, Photography Editor
85th year of editorial freedom
Cold war rages at WXYC
The fledgling oversight board, Student Educational Broadcasting(SEB),
has a personnel problem on its hands. There is unrest in the corridors of
WXYC, the student radio station. Radio Free Carolina is experiencing its
own cold war, which reportedly verged on overt violence recently.
Campus police Wednesday charged a former WXYC staffer with
threatening another former staffer, who happens also to be an SEB member.
The names are not important here. What is important is that WXYC
which operates on several thousand in student funds and has asked for
$12,000 more is in a quite volatile, perhaps explosive, state of tension.
Resignations are almost an hourly occurrence, the station went off the air
for an hour Thursday morning because of a staff protest and many WXYC
staffers spend more time attacking Student Government leaders as well as
commercial and other campus media than they do in solving their own
In the meantime, there are a lot of innocent bystanders caught in the
maelstrom, among them the members of the WXYC staff who want to get
down to the business of running a good radio station. And the students who
are paying for this mess, along with the listeners, are the real losers. SEB will
certainly get its baptism of fire in this sticky controversy, but it has the
responsibility to clear out the people and the problems that prevent the
station from earning its keep.
Clear decision from voters
The fee-increase victory Wednesday was particularly satisfying for
several reasons. First, it was refreshing to see an electorate that examines an
issue and refuses to vote against it just because it is, in effect, a "tax bill."
Second, the turnout was surprisingly high for a special election. The 17
percent who voted were nearly as many as voted in the student-body
presidential run-off (19 percent) last year. Finally, the fee increase itself is a
welcome relief for the many organizations, including the Daily Tar Heel,
which are striving to provide an adequate level of service to the University
community and struggling to make ends meet. The passage of the fee
increase should, for a nominal cost, keep student services where they should
The overwhelming vote of confidence from the voters will make it easy for
CGC to pass the fee increase and then for the student body president to
convince the Board of Governors to enact the increase, as state law says they
must. Thus, the fee increase was quite a victory for Student Government,
which had proven quite disorganized in the earlier campaign to extend the
drop period, and yet regrouped to mount, an effective campaign informing
, the public of the need for the increase. Student Government workers were
able to convince students of the facts of the situation, even though Bruce
Tindall and his meager Students Against Fee Excess (SAFE) committee
exhibited typical "this tax is a rip-off, all taxes are rip-offs" demagoguery
through last-minute posters.
But Tindall is undaunted by his defeat. He says that 17,000 people didn't
vote, and therefore the election results are meaningless. Of course, by
Tindall's logic we could never elect a President of the United States or pass
bond referenda because not enough people vote. Still, his reaction is not
surprising. Long ago, Tindall had an open meeting for students who would
like to fight the fee increase. The head count at this initial meeting of SAFE
was, to be generous, less than five. You would have thought he might have
seen the handwriting on the wall then.
Clemson vs. South Carolina
Farm boys and city slickers collide
By DA VI 1) WA TTERS
When 1 first came to UNC after living
in South Carolina all of my life, I
quickly learned that there are two
Carolina universities one is the
Carolina (that's us) and the other is
South Carolina. Like any loyal UNC
student, I will argue fiercely with anyone
who even suggests that South Carolina
has a rightful claim to the title of the
But 1 do hold that there is one
exception, and that occurs when South
Carolina becomes the Carolina for one
day each fall. That annual exception
takes place Saturday, when the farm
boys from Clemson get together with
the city slickers from Columbia to play a
little football in the Carolina-Clemson
This war between the state rivals has
been going on since the late 1800s, and
even without a boundary separating the
north (where Clemson is) from the
south, these yearly battles divide
supporters of the different schools just
as effectively. Neutrality is as unheard of
as it is impossible.
The rivalry began as a sideshow to the
1 896 state fair in Columbia, when 2,000
people paid 25 cents apiece to watch the
Gamecocks beat Clemson 12-6. One
report of the game said, "The Clemson
boys took their defeat very gracefully
with no show of ill feelings." There may
not have been visible ill feelings', but the
rivalry was on, and the Clemson Tigers
won the next four games, one by a 5 1-0
Today the rivalry means students
parading with a paper tiger to the
capitol steps and later burning the tiger.
It also means cheerleaders painting
orange tiger paws on the noses of fans as
they go into the stadium.
Bumper stickers also are proof of the
rivalry. Clemson calls the game this year
a "Rooster Roasting" and has a sticker
that claims, "Clemson is THE
U niversity of South Carolina." To that,
USC replies, "If you can't go to college,
go to Clemson."
Two personalities who must be
mentioned in any discussion on past
Carolina-Clemson matchups are
coaches Rex Enright and Frank
Howard. Enright's won-lost record was
barely .500, but Enright was all right
with most USC fans because his teams
consistently beat Clemson. Enright's
success against the Howard-coached
Tigers (eight wins, four losses and one
tie) contributed to his becoming athletic
director of USC and having an athletic
complex named for him.
Howard's reign at Clemson began in
1940 and lasted through three decades.
If he were asked how he felt about
USC's success during the Enright years,
he would shrug it off with a spit of
tobacco and drawl, "Well, they only
play one game a year." Clemson's
football stadium is named for Howard,
and he claims he wants to be buried near
the stadium, "where 1 can always hear
them cheering my Tigers."
What does it mean to be involved with
the Carolina-Clemson game? It means
camping out beside a radio because the
game is sold out (again, damn it).
And if your team loses,. it means
avoiding for a whole week friends who
supported the winners. If your team
wins, however, it means you can be
smug for the next 1 1 months because
the only ammunition you need to shut
up opposing fans is, "Remember, we
w on the game."
1 said everyone in the state takes sides
on this game, and I am no different. For
as long as I can remember, Clemson has
always been "my team." So if I wear a
"Beat Carolina" button on Saturday,
you must understand it refers to South
Carolina and not the Carolina.
David W alters, a junior journalism major
from Spartanburg, S.C., is a staff writer for
the Dailv Tar Heel.
To the editor:
Why is it suddenly necessary for people to
print their excuses for watching T.V.
("Godfather production shows television's
potential," Nov. l7)?C'mon now, 'cause" you
know it doesn't matter. If you want to watch
The Godfather on the little screen that's all
right, but don't forget that it was made for
the big screen. Mr. Burris did not consume
his set, his set consumed him. If you need
those commercial breaks to catch up with the
plot, then I suggest you read the book one
page at a time. Read the grocery store ads
from the DTH in between. The potential of
television will be realized only when we, the
consumed product, can talk back to it and
make it listen.
517 Merritt Mill Rd.
Pax for services
To the editor:
1 have a suggestion which will not be well
received by those concerned students who
feel it is their duty to spend my money for
Two thousand students have succeeded in
separating $2.50 a semester from every one
of the 20,000 students at this university. Why
don't those people who want to support the
special interest groups on campus come up
wit h $ 1 2 a piece for the CGC till? This would
approximate the amount that the fee
increase would provide for the CGC to play
Basically, all I'm saying is that those who
want a service should pay for it. A university
should not be a miniature society which gives
iis government vast amounts of money to
send down the tubes.
1930 Granville West
To the editor:
I would like to thank Shelley Droescher
("Students need voice against University,
Nov. 1 5") for making me aware of something
that up until now 1 had not realized that
the First Amendment protects my right to
"court excess." However, even though 1 am
now aware of this right, 1 am not certain that
1 completely understandwhat it actually is.
Supposedly educated acquaintances of mine
are also baffled about what this heretofore
unknown right enables us to do. One
contends that it permits us to pursue a life of
extreme licentiousness. Another maintains
that it allows us to woo whomever we wish
whenever we please. And I assert that it gives
judges the right to sentence jaywalkers to 30
years hard labor.
Which of us is correct? Please Shelley?
Inform us of our rights!
12 Ellen Place
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Shah's visit causes furor; Sadat invited to Israel; Somalia snubs Moscow
President Carter had his first experience with
tear gas Tuesday when police were forced to use
the substance in an attempt to control hundreds
of persons protesting the arrival of the Shah of
Iran for two days of arms and oil discussions.
The screaming, club-swinging, anti-shah
demonstrators attacked shah loyalists and police
while the President and Rosalynn Carter greeted
the shah and his queen a few hundred yards away
on the White House lawn.
White House veterans said the demonstration
surpassed any disruption of a White House state
ceremony they could recall, including those
during the Vietnam protest era.
Eighty-two persons, including 20 policemen,
were injured, most with cuts and bruises not
requiring hospitalization. Police reported 20
Despite the disruptions, President Carter
managed to pledge to provide Iran more military
and economic aid so the shah may continue his
"stable and progressive" leadership.
In a private meeting with the shah Tuesday,
Carter "emphasized that it remains the policy of
the United States to cooperate with Iran in its
economic and social development programs and
in continuing to help meet Iran's security needs,"
according to a White House statement.
The Middle East came a step closer to peace
Tuesday when Israeli Prime Minister Menahem
Begin formally invited Egyptian President
Anwar Sadat to Jerusalem to show the world
"we want peace with all our heart."
Sadat told a group of U.S. congressmen that
his visit to Jerusalem is a holy mission to break
three decades of a vicious circle of war in the
Middle East for the sake of future generations.
President Carter said the United States acted
as go-between in the efforts to bring the two
parties together for direct negotiations. U.S.
Ambassador Samuel Lewis served as courier
because Egypt and Israel do not have formal
Carter said Wednesday he has been in almost
daily contact with Begin for the past two weeks
and has been "glad to exchange messages
between him (Sadat) and Prime M inister Begin."
"My belief is that this will be a constructive
step toward a general conference that w ill let the
hopes for a Middle East peace come closer to
realization," the president said.
The Soviet Union and Cuba lost a friend
Sunday when the African nation of Somalia
renounced its 1974 friendship treaty with
Moscow, ordered all Soviet advisers out of the
country including those running a Soviet
nuclear-submarine base in the Indian Ocean
and announced a full diplomatic break with
The decision for a break with the Soviet U nion
followed months of deteriorating relations
between the two formerly close allies. It was
fueled by the Soviet's decision to re-equip the
armed forces of Ethiopia, a country neighboring
percent. But production was still 6.8 percent
ahead of October 1976.
Rock stars Mick Jagger, Paul Simon and
Peter Frampton became part of a new group
Tuesday when they and 17 other investors were
awarded the new Philadelphia franchise in the
North American Soccer League.
The three invested "substantially," according
to league sources, in what will be the league's
Other investors include Rick Wakeman of Yes
and Rolling Stones' manager Peter Rudge.
By KEITH HOLLAR
Somalia severed its relations with Cuba
because of the "hostile posture" of the Havana
The Somalis, jubilant over the departure of the
first group of Soviet advisers Wednesday,
subjected the departers to one last round of
humiliation by going through every item the
Russians took with them in an unusually
intensive customs search at the airport.
1 n contrast to the 44 Cubans who left Tuesday,
ending Havana's presence there, the Soviets
seemed angered at the intense scrutiny, which
included minute searches of stacks of rock-music
tape recordings, bolts of cloth and other Western
The nation's economy received a shot in the
arm in October, judging from the figures for that
month on personal income and new housing
The number of new homes and apartments
begun in October was the most in four and one
half years and represented a 5.6 percent increase
from the previous month. Personal income rose
1.3 percent from September.
The statistics support the Carter
administration's predictions that the economy
would be stronger in the final three months of
this year than it was during the summer.
At the same time, however, industrial
production, a barometer of economic activity
and job availability, increased a mere 0.3
A study in the current issue of the Journal of
the American Medical Association indicates that
women taking oral contraceptives run an
increased risk of developing liver tumors.
The five-year study involved 543 cases of
primary liver tumors among both sexes 378
among women and 165 among men. The findings
show that women taking oral contraceptives
accounted for almost half of all tumors and 65
percent of the benign tumors.
The findings confirm the suggested
association between oral contraceptive use and
hepatic cell adenomas and focal nodular
hyperplasias, two types of liver tumor.
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DaredevilEvel Knievel, who admitted beating
a television executive with a baseball bat, was
sentenced Monday to six months in jail and put
on probation for three years.
Knievel pleaded guilty last month to attacking
Sheldon Saltman, vice president of 20th Century
Fox's telecommunications division, for writing a
book about the stuntman's unsuccessful attempt
in 1974 to jump the Snake River Canyon in a
Saltman, who promoted the stunt, suffered a
broken arm and wrist in the attack.
Knievel claims the book is "a "vicious book of
pornography about me, insulting me, my wife,
my grandmother, my children, my loved ones."
The judge said Knievel's action "violated all
precepts of civilized society."
"That judge is a good judge; he is a fair judge,"
the stuntman said after hearing the sentence.
"That's all 1 have to say."
Florida's orange-juice industry retained its
bittersweet promoter, Anita Bryant, when the
Citrus Commission renewed the singer's
$100.000-a-year contract Wednesday.
The commission also passed a resolution
praising Bryant's courage in battling gays.
The renewal, which runs through August
1979, lays to rest speculation that Bryant might
be dropped from her 10-year lucrative job
because of declining juice sales and her
conuuvcisidl stand against homosexual rights
A statement from the sunshine queen said,
"The matter is settled, and I just want to get back
to my job of being a spokesperson for the Florida
citrus industry and being a wife and mother. I
have been confident from theVery beginning "that
the Florida citrus growers would extend to me
my constitutional right to differ."
Keith Hollar, a junior journalism major from
Yadkinville, N.C., is a staff writer for the Daily