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31
Volume y Issue l?
Wednesday, January 27, 1982
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
NewsSports Arts 962-0245
BusinessAdvertising 962-1163
Investment of extra funds may cut student activities
By STEPHEN STOCK
DTH Staff Writer
The Campus Governing Council may be
witholding too much money from student
organizations for cash-flow purposes, several
members of Student Government said recently.
The CGC invested $60,000 last year in a Univer
sity Trust Fund that is earning 15 percent interest
with no penalty for withdrawal, said Carolyn
Sturgess, University trust accountant.
Figured anually, the money has earned $9,000
since it was invested in January 1981.
Student Government officials said there was no
plan to draw on those funds in the future.
"1 don't think they'll (the CGQ take it out,"
Student Body Treasurer Rochelle Tucker said.
When asked if the $60,000 figure was an
unreasonable one for cash-flow purposes, David
Maness, finance committee chairman, said: "It's a
little high. It's something that can be looked into."
Tucker agreed. "There is no law that says we
have to have a surplus for Chapel Thrill," she said.
"As long as we have the money to fund organiza
tions then (we should) give it to them. What with
inflation, they need it."
In a story last year in The Daily Tar Heel it was
reported that if the $60,000 were invested there
would be a need for a student fee increase of 50
cents instead of $1.25.
Presently, despite the investment, a proposed
referendum for a $2.50 increase in student fees is
likely to pass if the students are exposed to the
fee's merits by the media, said ElChino Martin,
speaker of CGC.
Maness said there had to be a fund for emergen
cy cash-flow problems in the event CGC needed
money quickly. "We've got to have a reserve for
cash-flow problems," he said. "We must have our
own security."
Martin said he did not know of any cash flow
problems in the past but "I've only been here (in
the CGC) two years."
Maness said he could not remember the CGC
experiencing any cash flow problems but said,
"Just because there hasn't been a hurricane in
New York City doesn't mean you don't prepare
for one.
"The reason for the cry for the increase (in stu
dent fees) is because more groups want more
money."
"Groups are crying for more money," Tucker
said. "Why we can't give it to them is because we
don't have it.
"Don't limit opportunities by withholding
money. Give the money to those organizations
now. I am a student now and I want to use it
now." , ;
Former Finance Committee Chairperson Mike
Vandenbergh said the advantages for the invest
ment included $9,000 interest each year, loss of a
cash flow if the money were withdrawn and no
security in case ticket sales for Chapel Thrill were
slow this year and produced a deficit.
"Inflation has gone up 30 percent,"
Vandenbergh said. "And inflation makes this
($2.50 increase) necessary to make up air but 25
percent of these inflationary costs."
The $60,000 that came from funds that were to
be used for a Chapel Thrill concert last spring will
serve to pay for a deficit in the event one occurs
after this year's concert.
But Martin said the idea behind the concert was
to make money through advance ticket sales,
though he acknowledged that advance ticket sales
had not worked in the past.
Maness said this year's concert was decided
upon after much consideration. "The whole idea
(behind the concert) is to invest money in a situa
tion to minimize risk and maximize return," he
said.
Tucker said the risk CGC was taking might not
be safe. "We aren't in the concert business," she
said. "I want a concert as much as anyone else, but
should Student Government take these risks?"
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The Associated Press
WASHINGTON President Ronald
Reagan asked Congress Tuesday night to
. join him in "a single, bold stroke" that
would transfer $47 billion worth of wel
fare, food-stamp and other social pro
grams along with the taxes to pay for
them to state and local governments.
That sweeping exchange, he said,
would begin in October 1983, "and take
eight years to complete.
In his first State of the Union address,
Reagan acknowledged hard economic
times but said "things could be far
worse" without his tax- and budget
cutting. "Yes, we have our problems; yes, we
are in a time of recession," Reagan said.
"And it's true, there is no quick fix to in
stantly end the tragic pain of unemploy
ment. But we will end it the process
has already begun and we'll see its effect
as this year goes on."
Student opinion varies
on country's condition
By MICHAEL O'REILLY
DTH Staff Writer
As President Ronald Reagan prepared
to present to the nation his annual State
of the Union Address Tuesday, UNC
students expressed their opinions on the
state of the country in 1982.
N In an. informal Daily Tar Heel poll,
students were questioned at random
around the UNC campus and asked what
they thought was good or bad about the
state of the country this year. Reactions
were varied.
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By KIM WOOD
DTH Staff Writer
Freshmen will no longer be required to
live on campus if a new proposal sub
mitted by University Housing is approved
by the chancellor, housing officials said
Tuesday.
If enacted, the new policy will allow
those freshmen who desire to live off
campus to do so. Freshmen who want to
live on campus, however, will still be
Atlanta teen-ager says
Williams fondled
hint
The Associated Press
ATLANTA A black teenager
testified as a surprise witness Tuesday
that Wayne B. Williams lured him into a
car and sexually fondled him. He also
said he once saw Williams get into a car
with a youth who was later slain.
It was the most damaging testimony to
the defense yet at Williams' murder trial,
now in its fifth week.
The witness, who was not identified,
said he saw Williams and Lubie Geter,
14, get into a car on Jan. 2, 1981, the day
Geter was last seen alive. Geter was found
slain a month later.
The youth also said Williams was the
man who approached him in the same
area of south Atlanta in August 1980, in
vited him into a car and fondled his sex
organ. . t
"I can't forget his face," the witness
said. "I remember his face, I wake up
and dream at night. He makes me sick."
Willliams, a 23-year-old Hack free
lance cameraman and self-styled talent
scout, is charged with murdering Nathaniel
Cater, 27, and Jimmy Ray Payne, 21, two
of the 28 young blacks whose deaths were
investigated by a special police task force.
Geter is one of 10 other slaying vic
tims nine of them on the task force
list whom prosecutors are attempting to
link to Williams. Judge Clarence Cooper
ruled Monday that the prosecution could
present evidence on the other slayings,
but only for the purpose of establishing a
pattern that might fit the Cater and
Payne slayings.
The identity of the 15-year-old witness
was entered into court records but was
not made public by mutual agrement of
' the defense and prosecution.
The youth said he was working in a
carpet store in the Stewart-Lakewood
area of south Atlanta on Jan. 2, 1981,
when he saw Geter and Williams get into
a "white and black-top automobile."
"I seen Lubie Geter get in the car with
him," he said. .
Defense lawyer Alvin Binder asked the
youth if, when he first told authorities
about seeing Geter with Williams, he said
it was a Saturday. Geter disappeared on a
Friday.
"I said I believed it was a Saturday. I
don't know what day it was," the youth
replied. -
The youth said it was between 1 p.m.
and 2 p.m. when he saw Williams and
Geter together. An earlier witness had
testified that she saw the two talking near
the carpet store about 3 p.m.
The youth said he recognized Williams
as the man who had approached him the
previous summer while, he was selling
newspapers he said he had stolen.
The man "asked me if I wanted a job
washing cars," the youth testified. He
said he accepted the offer and got into the
man's car.
The witness said the man "told me his
name was something like Jimmy," but he
identified the man as Williams.
He said the man asked him if he played
a musical intrument and then asked him
if he had any money.
"He felt my pocket he wasn't really
feeling my pocket...," the youth said.
The man gave him $2 and drove to a
secluded, wooded area, the witness said.
There, the man got out of the car and
"said he was going to the trunk to get
something.
"When he went to the trunk, I jumped
out and ran," he said. "
Both Williams and his attorneys have
denied that Williams is a homosexual.
The youth said he also saw Williams in
a white station wagon at the Jan. 28, 1981
funeral of Terry Pue, the 16th victim in
the string of killings. .
Binder asked the youth how many
times he had been arrested for stealing.
See WILLIAMS on page 3 ,
guaranteed a space in university housing.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Donald Boulton said he hoped to have a
decision on the proposal in the next two
weeks. He said he would make his recom
mendation after conferring with the Resi
dence Hall Advisory Board, the housing
department and the Residence Hall Asso
ciation. Then, if Chancellor Christopher
C. Fordham III agrees with the recom
mendation, the proposal will be enacted,
Boulton said.
"I really think that it will be accepted,' '
he said. "If it makes sense, we'll do it."
Boulton said that last year there were
80 to 100 freshmen who did not want to
live on campus and had to go through an
"elaborate appeal system." If the new
proposal is enacted, he said, that system
will be eliminated, i
Phyllis Graham,1 associate director of
housing contracts, said the new policy, if
approved, would go into effect next fall.
"Freshmen should be allowed the op
portunity to decide if they want to live on
campus or not," Graham said. "There
are some students who just simply do not
want to live on campus."
Graham said the housing department
would continue to encourage freshmen to
live in University housing. "We believe
that living in a residence hall is, a good
and valuable experience," she said.
The new proposal, combined with the
new increased-occupancy policy, might
aid the housing department in placing
more of those students who wish to live
on campus into residence halls, she said.
Jody Harpster, associate director for
residence life, said the proposal was
.prompted by a number, of factors, in
cluding the need for more on campus
living space and the increasing number of
incoming freshmen who ask for excep
tions to the present requirement. The
overriding factor, he said, was a recog
nition that incoming freshmen, with the
help of their parents, are mature enough
to decide for themselves where they want
to live.
Harpster said he thought only 50 to 100
incoming freshmen would want to live off
campus even with a new policy.
Robert Bianchi, president of the Resi
dence Hall Association, agreed. "I think
that almost all of the freshmen are still
going to opt to live on campus," he said.
"The proposal has been under discus
sion for a while," Bianchi said. "I would
be very surprised if it wasn't enacted."
"I don't like the economy; I don't like
foreign policy' I don't like defense; I
don't like the budget," said Sarah Park
Stuart, a sophomore history major from
Charlotte, "It's getting to be like the
1890s exploit everything standing siili."
Tim Gropme,. a senior, from
Greensboro, gave his view and said the
times were tough for Americans who
were not wealthy. "It's great if you're
rich, but if you're middle-or low-income
it looks pretty grim ... and we (students)
are not rich."
Daryl Brown, a sophomore from
Greensboro, agreed with Groome in his
assessment of the conditions of the
union, but he offered another point of
view. "It could be worse we could be in
Poland."
Dru Sanders, a senior from Raleigh,
said the nation was "on the decline as
long as we keep Reagan in office," but
Julie Haack from Blowing Rock,
disagreed about the president's role.
"He (Reagan) could get a lot done if
we give him the rope to run with," said
Haack, a freshman.
There was confidence expressed in
Reagan by Lee Beechler as well. Beechler,
a junior speech pathology major from
Charlotte, said Reagan's leadership was
an asset for the country, but added that
his monetary policies were worrisome.
"We need a strong leader (and) he's
proving he is one," she said, but admitted
she was concerned about the president's
budget cutbacks. "Some majors, like
mine, rely on private programs. I'm con
cerned about job opportunities."
Of course, there were some questioned
Tuesday who thought the state of the na
tion took a backseat to other concerns.
Ben Lee of Tampa, Fla., pondered a mo
ment when asked to comment and said,
"Tuesday night the state of the nation
will be the Police and the Go-Go's."
Both popular music, groups were schedul
ed to play a concert in Greensboro Tuesday.
The president proposed to make the
states and cities responsible for more than
40 social programs over the next eight
years, including welfare and food stamps.
He said the federal government also
should provide the revenue to pay for
them, by transferring recepits and
eventually collection responsibility of
the excise taxes on gasoline, tobacco,
alcohol and telephones. Reagan also
would turn over to the states revenues
from the so-called windfall profits tax on
oil. 5
Reagan added that the federal govern
ment also should transfer the tax sources
to pay for them.
Meanwhile, he said, Washington should
take over entirely the currently shared
financing of the Medicaid program of
health care for the needy.
Reagan said his plan was designed "to
make government again accountable to
the people, to make our system of federa
lism work again."-
It was the centerpiece proposal in a
message that promised better times,
"much better," if the nation continues
on his course of budget and tax reduction
as the cure for recession and inflation.
Reagan declared he would "seek no tax
increases this year and I have no intention
of retreating from our basic program of
tax relief."
"I will not ask you to try to balance the
budget oh the backs of the American tax
payers," he said in the speech.
He vowed to the joint session of Con
gress and a nationwide broadcast audi
ence to "put the economy out of its
slump and put us on the road to pros
perity." Reagan said the fiscal 1983 federal
budget deficit would be less than $100
billion and that "the policies we have in
place will reduce the deficit steadily, sure
ly and, in time, completely."
The president, describing his program
as "a bold and spirited initiative that I
believe can change the face of American
government," outlined a second-year
economic program in which his goal of
turning many federal chores over to the
states plays a central role.
At the same time, he defended his de
cision not to try to stem a ballooning
federal deficit by increasing taxes.
"Higher taxes would not mean lower
deficits," the president said. "Raising
taxes won't balance the budget."
Reagan said a "grassroots trust fund,"
filled by federal revenues, would distri
bute $28 billion a year to the 50 states to
pay for the additional responsibilities
handed over to them.
"The economy will face difficult mo
ments in the months ahead," Reagan
said. "But the program for economic
recovery that is in place will pull the
economy out of its slump and put us on
the road to prosperity and stable growth
by the latter half of this year."
See SPEECH on page 3
More police patrols where accidents occur
By ALISON DAVIS
DTH Staff Writer
i Monday afternoon. Five o'clock
rush hour. Cars line up at the stop
lights at the intersection of Franklin
and Columbia streets. People gather
at the corners, waiting ' to cross.
"DON'T WALK" flashes on the
crosswalk sign. One pedestrian looks
at the sign, then starts to walk across
the street. Horns honk as a turning
car stops to avoid hitting him. A
nother car stops suddenly almost
too close to the first car.
The Chapel Hill Police Department
plans to increase the number of pa
trols in areas with high accident rates
in hopes of making drivers be more
careful, Lt. W. "Bucky" Simmons
said Monday. Some areas are already
getting more partol officers, he said.
Using a computer, police will deter
mine the exact causes and locations
of accidents in the area and will send
patrols to the areas where they are
-needed most, Simmons said.
The installation and programming
of the computer is part of the depart
ment's Selective Traffic Enforcement
Program, aimed at reducing. the rate
of auto accidents in Chapel Hill, he
said. STEP is funded by a grant
through the Governor's Highway
Safety Program.
Although the computer is not yet
on line, STEP has already begun.
Simmons recently completed a survey
of automobile accidents in Chapel
Hill during 1980-1981, which lists 22
intersections where incidents fre
quently occur.
The Franklin and Columbia street
intersection had the most accidents
(88), Simmons said. Fifty-five of
those accidents - occurred in 1981.
The South Columbia Street and
Cameron Avenue intersection fol
lowed with 39 accidents, and Frank
lin Street at Estes Drive had 38.
Causes of the accidents are also
listed in the survey. Most are "safe
movement violations," meaning that
a driver moves without checking to
see if he can turn, start or stop safely.
Other common violations are failure
to yield right of way and following
too closelyl
"Most accidents (in Chapel Hill)
are fender benders," Simmons said.
"In the broadest sense, just about
every accident is a safe-movement
violation."
Simmons said officers may be us
ing the safe movement violation as a
"catchall" when it is difficult to de
termine what the specific violation
should be.
Officers will complete in-service
training in an attempt to upgrade ac
cident reports, he said.
"I anticipate the day when I can
say exactly what the accident was
caused by, and we'll have officers
there," he said.
When that day comes, officer will
be writing more traffic tickets, Sim
mons said.
"I hope the public will anticipate
the presence of patrols and will be
more careful when they drive," he
said.
Simmons said he plans to "warn
the public" by telling them about
STEP that citations will increase. He
has already spoken to several school
groups and plans to. make presenta
tions at the University, he said.
    

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