6 The Daily Tar Heel Monday, November 21, 1077
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Ben Cornelius, Managing Editor
Ed Rankin, Associate Editor, Tk I
Lou BniONis. Associate Editor J(W
Laura Scism, University Editor
Ei i ion Potter. City Editor f
Chuck Alston, State and National Editor J 4 1 J
Sara Builard, Features Editor
Chip Ensslin, Arts Editor 4. . ,
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Allen ernigan. Photography Editor
University Police officers
should be able to protect
A controversy is brewing downstairs at the Y-building.
Security Director Ted Marvin has directed his University Police officers
to limit their law-enforcement activities to the campus, and the officers don't
Marvin is ordering the campus police to refrain from exerting authority
off-campus, recommending that his forces contact the Chapel Hill Police
Department whenever they observe a violation of the law. For the troops,
the directive is much more than an outline of jurisdiction it is an outright
challenge to their abilities and an affront to their sense of duty.
The officers argue that they have occasion to be off-campus, for instance,
when they are en route to University property on Airport Road, and that if
they ignore violations that result in damage or physical harm, they will be
held responsible. The officers note that they are commissioned by the
Chapel Kill Police Department and that the only difference between the
University and town police are the uniforms. As one officer stated, with
their authority limited to the campus, they are nothing more than "highly
paid night watchmen."
Marvin and Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance John Temple, his
boss, admit that University Police officers have legal and technical rights to
operate off-campus. Yet Temple has also said. "The mere fact that they're
driving from one place to another does not give them authority to enforce
the law off-campus." It seems that Temple is holding contrary opinions on
the legal and technical rights of University Police officers.
But the above example is not intended to isolate Vice Chancellor Temple.
Rather, we offer it as just one indication of the confusion that has
surrounded this entire affair. Temple and Marvin fear, to use Temple's
words, a "tug of war" between the University and town police over
jurisdiction and authority. But at least one former U nviersity policeman has
noted that town and campus cops have peacefully coexisted without any
limits on authority in the past. Confusion again.
One further element of confusion lies in Ted Marvin's directive. The
original understanding of the order left University policemen with the
impression that their authority was severely curbed. Marvin now more
carefully defines his order, giving officers leeway in the event of potential
danger. But the officers observe that every situation can pose a potential
threat to life and property.
All this confusion is leaving the University policemen, along with
interested observers, in a quandry. The wisdom behind Marvin's surprising
order has also come under question. Even Chapel H ill Police Chief Herman
Stone, one who should know about any potential "tugs of war" between
town and University police, said he is not sure if Marvin's policy is wise.
It seems that the University Police officers who dissent with Marvin's
directive have some legitimate grounds for complaint. Since they are trained
and sanctioned in the same manner as town police, there is little doubt that
they are qualified to take actions against violations they observe off
campus, just as officers are expected to enforce the law while off-duty. And
there is little doubt that their esprit tie corps and sense of duty are severely
undermined by any ungrounded and seemingly abitrary restrictions of their
Of course, this is not to say that the University Police officers should
begin patrolling the streets of Chapel Hill at will, neglecting their duties on
campus. Nor should they involve themselves unnecessarily in incidents
under the control of the Chapel Hill police. Simply, they should be
permitted the authority they have heretofore enjoyed, and be allowed to
protect the members of the University and the community whenever
As one campus policeman has commented, any efforts to the contrary
would make a mockery of an officer's oath of duty.
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Charges by staff
'Ambitious people' destroying WXYC
By DEREK FROST
AND MICHAEL RIDGE
A lot ol people in this area, on campus :ind
oil. have listened to WXYC. I he station is
now in serious trouble this much is public
knowledge. The general stall of WXYC. the
jocks and news people who have made it run
24 hours each day. want to explain the
situation as they see it. We've always tried to
be your radio station; we feel you deserve it.
Last week stall members took the station
oil' the air. 1 hey were protesting the actions
taken on Wednesday. Nov. 16 by the board
of directors ol Student Educational
Broadcasting Inc. (SEB). WXYC is licensed
to SEB by the Federal Communications
Commission since the University did not
wish to hold both WXYC and WLNC
licenses. Alter an unsuccessful attempt to
remove music liaison David Speigner. SLB
ordered Don Moore, station manager and
the board's secretary, to lire him. Don
refused and then resigned his position.
Program Director Bob Walton and Public
Affairs Director Susan Burney also resigned.
SEB then appointed Paul Matthews as
Interim Station Manager. (Matthews,
former chief engineer, was fired by Moore
earlier this month on the grounds of failing
to fulfill his job responsibilities.) SEB
subsequently directed Matthews to lire
The night before the SEB meeting that
virtually eliminated the management staff of
WXYC. David Speigner was served with a
warrant for communicating threats to David
Madison, treasurer of the SEB. The warrant
listed SEB Chairman Michael Hymun and
Paul Matthews (who was later made Interim
Station Manager by the SEB) as witnesses.
The staff feels this warrant is an absurd
attempt by Madison to discredit Speigner
before the student body.
In effect, what happened last week was the
removal of management personnel without
the consent ol the W XYC stall. Right now,
with Don Moore off SEB. the station is
subject to the control ol an unrepresentative
body, the SEB.
I he events last week that led to the current
situation were spearheaded by Mike Hyman
and David Madison. Madison moved at last
week's meeting to fire I )on M oore as station
manager. Earlier this month David Pence
(who alter the resignations was selected by
SEB as Interim Operations Manager) wrote
a letter to the board calling for Moore's
removal. Pence's complaints against Don
were shown to lack substance and to be
unfounded. Only lour out of 15 board
members present voted to remove Don.
Moore then moved for the removal of
Hyman and Madison. H is motion was based
on the following grounds: I ) H yman's failure
to file the board's non-profit status with the
Internal Revenue Service. 2) Hyman's
removal from WXYC of logs and other
documents without the full understanding of
staff in charge of those documents. 3)
Hyman not fulfilling his role as spokesman
for the station advocating its role in the
community. 4) My man's threats against
WXYC's credibility with news and sports
sources. 5) Hyman's retention of station
property for personal use and his refusal to
return, as well as threats to destroy, such
property. 6) Madison's failure to request and
maintain station inventory and 7) Madison's
failure to fulfill his responsibilities with the
WXYC allocation from CGC. (As treasurer
he's responsible lor holding hearings against
the budget and he didn't.)
The issue was split at the meeting by board
member Sonya Lewis, so Hyman and
Madison had to be considered separately. It
seems biarre that they arc now being
considered separately, because all their past
actions have been committed together.
Petitions and letters dealing with both
individuals together subsequently were not
accepted as evidence and Don M oore's list of
grievances was thereby undercut.
The board was one vote away from
removing Madison. After the failure of the
vote to remove Madison, there was virtually
no chance of Hyman's removal.
In addition to these complaints outlined
by Moore, the following incidents have also
come to the attention of the WXYC staff: I )
both Hyman and Madison threatened the
station and its budget request unless Don
Moore discontinued his efforts to remove
them. The staff of WXYC does not
appreciate this threat made to their station
and their station manager. We feel this
demonstrates Hyman's and Madison's
inability to serve on SEB in an unbiased
manner; 2) when Hyman and Madison
resigned their positions together as Program
Director and Business Manager' in
September, they cited lack of staff support
lor them. This lack of support has blossomed
into outright opposition, as is evidenced by
not only the petitions now circulating that
call for their removal, but also by the fact
that three staff members signed the station
off the air last week in protest; and 3) at
Wednesday's SEB meeting. Hyman and
MadiNon argued their case for an hour and a
half. Debate was then limited, and Don
Moore was allowed only 10 minutes for his
We arc sorry that these facts have to be
brought to light here, but the manipulation
of the SEB by Madison and Hyman gives us
no choice. Your student radio station is
being destroyed by two ambitious people; we
the staff of WXYC feel these people, David
Madison and Michael Hyman. must be
removed for the station to survive. We need
your help. We ask for your letters to this
new spaper, and your support for the people
who made WXYC what it was, and were
forced into resignation for it.
Derek Frost, a sophomore, is an Last
Asian Studies major from Chapel Hill, N.C.
Michael Ridge, a sophomore, is an RTVMP
major from Virginia Beach, Va. Both are
members of the WXYC staff.
I o the editor:
Notwithstanding the fact that all
attending this University are perspicacious
readers and decipherers of the printed word,
need we have election issues presented to us
in the non-positive? I refer, of course, to
Wednesday's election in which a "yes" vote
guaranteed that CGC representatives not be
paid for their regular services. ( I think that's
CGC! I have yet another suggestion, to be
used next time you folks want not-less of my
"No non-CGC-representative should not
be paid for their regular services Never!"
Punk rock, cont.
To the editor:
I would like to compliment you on your
record review of Nov. 15 (" 'Young, Loud
and Snotty.' how true it is"). It gets right to
the meat of the "punk rock" issue. Unlike
mainstream (i.e., WQDR) rock, which has
become as dead and cliched as Lawrence
Wclk. new wave music actually excites, one
way or another. Even your reactionary
reviewer. Gil Templcton, got mad, which is
better than bored. What a breakthrough! As
Keith Richard says, the present brouhaha
over the Sex Pistols is exactly the same thing
as t he "would you let your daughter marry a
Rolling Stone" uproar of 15 years ago. As a
member of the H -Bombs. I am delighted to
be classed along with the Pistols and Dead
Boys because they are the only people trying
something new. And they've got a sense of
To the editor:
In Tuesday's Tar Heel there was a review
of the Dead Boys' new album. Mr.
Templcton may find it difficult to evaluate
England's New Wave by listening to
Cleveland's Dead Boys, who have never
visited the United Kingdom, but anxiously
await a trip to discover for themselves what
is really going on in England. Perhaps Mr.
Tcmpleton would care to join them.
In addition. I feel Templcton is unjust to
an entire musical movement by judging a
single LP. The Dead Boys convey the brutal,
crude and sexist image of punk more to an
extreme than any punk band I have yet come
in contact w it h. What to you expect from an
album entitled "Young. Loud and Snotty?"
Television and Talking Heads, both New
York City punk bands, are far from the
"repulsivcness" of the Dead Boys. '
M uch of today's music has become dull,
repetitive and obnoxious. Each person is
entitled to his own opinion of an undesirable
clement. The punk movement developed in
attempt to change the polished monotony of
today's music. Don't read about punk in
Rolling Stone. Go buy a Ramones' record
and dance till you collapse.
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Candidate Hodges wants to apply his administrative skills to Senate
When Luther H. Hodges Jr. was a candidate
lor student body president here in 1956. the I) Til
published an editorial saying he shouldn't be
elected because he would never amount to
anything and because his father was governor;
no doubt Luther Jr. was too spoiled to be an
effective worker. He did not win.
Now. 21 years later. Luther Hodges laughs
about that editorial and for good reason. For a
person who wasn't supposed to amount to
anything, Hodges has done pretty well. Earlier
this year, he resigned his post as chairman of the
NCNB Board of Directors to run for the U.S.
Senate. Although the primary is a long way off,
Hodges has already amassed considerable
As one of six candidates for the Democratic
nomination, Hodges may have an advantage
over the rest: his father, Luther Hodges Sr., was
one of North Carolina's most progressive
governors (the Research Triangle Park was his
brainstorm) and. no doubt, some of the charisma
has spilled over to the son.
Being a successful businessman, a forceful
speaker, well-know n and more handsome than a
politician should be, Hodges has a lot going for
him as a candidate.
But Hodges is concerned about the possible
credibility problems a businessman-politician
may have at a time when many people arc
distrustful of business and government.
In Chapel Hill a week ago to attend the UNC
Board of Governors meeting (he is a member of
the board), Hodges took some time out to talk
about his plans to gain North Carolina's
"People have lost confidence in all
institutions: education, doctors, lawyers. But I
think it's a function of the times," he said.
"Certainly businessmen and the problems that
are confronting the private sector, particularly
the oil companies, is pretty bad. But bankers
happen to be at the top of business as far as
credibility is concerned."
Hodges leels he can improve dtuhat. though.
"I've been a banker, but I don't hae a lot ol
overdrafts or do some ol the Hunt's people
assume businessmen do," he said. "There's a
crying need lor better people, and I think I
To understand that kind of optimism, one has
lo understand the man's ambitions and win he
left the relative security of a top management
position to challenge the formidable Jesse
"The reason I'm running are the economic
issues." Hodges said. "When I say economic. I
mean inflation, w hich is. I think, the number one
economic issue right now. And also the lack of
job opportunities. Energy is also an economic
issue and in this state, tobacco industry is an
important economic issue."
By SA ACT HART IS
As a businessman, a former instructor of
finance and business here at UNC. and an author
of books on business. H odges feels he is qualified
to tackle these sticky problems.
The lack of job opportunities, a major concern
of most college students, is a problem Hodges
was pleased to address.
"Really. I think there are tw o things we need to
do. First, government and business are going to
stop being at war and work together. A senator
can help recruit industry as a representative of
the state. All too often we elect senators and send
them off to Washington and never hear from
them again. I want to help by working with the
governor and by helping recruit new businesses,"
"We need to recruit jobs just like we recruit
basketball players." he quipped.
But returning to matters more at hand,
Hodges has to win the election before he can
recruit jobs lor the college graduate. I he key. he
says, is to demonstrate an ability to beat
incumbent Senator Jesse Helms.
"I tmnk that's the key issue in the Democratic
nomination to show an abihty to beat Helms.
,ind I dcai K ihmk that I have the best . h.mce of
beating Helms. But 1 don't like to dwell on Helms
because I think it's too early." he said.
Hodges said he was more concerned now with
beating the other Democratic contenders and
seemed pleased that state Attorney General
Rulus Edmislen has decided not to run lor the
scat. Without Edmisten to compete against.
Hodges feels he has no one outstanding
challenger within the Democratic party.
But he did say he was concerned about the
high number of contenders within the party and
said he was busy gathering support in each
county to build a strong campaign organization.
Hodges said he will not concern himself solely
w ith business issues but will address social issues
as well, such as national health care. He said he
hopes to capitalize on his business background
once elected, however.
"All business is really is problem solving," he
says. "The 'business approach' to problem
solving is actually a matter of setting priorities."
Hodges wants to let people know that his
background is not totally business-oriented. In
fact, even though his announcement to run for
the Senate marked his official debut into politics.
Hodges is far from being a political unknown. In
1972, he briefly considered running for governor.
In an interview that year he told a reporter his
talents were better suited to an administrative
position and that he "would never consider
running for Congress or anything."
"That's quite true." he admits. "I was
considering running for governor, but then we
had a recession and 1 felt I had to stay in the
He said he felt very comfortable running for
the Senate even alter making that statement
years ago because his views on Congress and the
job of a Senator have changed.
"The good senators have very large staffs, and
they must be good administrators. They have
organizations of some size and being a good
senator requires administrative skills, more than
I realized before."
He also said Congress as an institution needs
better administrative leadership and said he
could serve in that capacity.
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With the red, white and blue "Hodges for Fund raising, traveling,, advertising and
Senate" button on his left lapel shining. Luther speech-making are on his agenda now. Being a
Hodges Jr. seems confident he will have no candidate, he says, "is just a part of the process,
problem convincing the voters he can do just I'm going to have to raise the money, and 1 think
that. really that's just a part of proving you're good
But the problems of mounting a successful enough to win."
campaign will have to be tackled first, which
include a lot more than talk and campaign Nancy If artis, a senior journalism major from
buttons Kinston, N.C, is a staff writer for the Dailv Tar Heel.