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Copyright The Daily Tar Heel 1983
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume1 tft Issue ipfQ
Thursday, January 27, 1933
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Susie Everette, a junior from Burlington, eats popcorn in the Pit while a flop
eared dog patiently waits for a morsel to fall to the ground.
Reagan s recen
By LYNN EARLEY
Assistant State and National Editor
President Reagan's State of the Union address Tuesday night
showed his simplistic view of the United States' current economic
problems, James W. Prothro, chairman of the UNC political
science department, said Wednesday.
"The state of the Union that he was describing is not the one
that the rest of us live in," Prothro said. "I think the country's in
the most serious trouble that it has been in since the Depression of
During his address before a joint session of Congress and a na
tionwide television and radio audience, Reagan said, "America is
on the mend," citing lower inflation and interest rates as exam
ples. William Keech, associate chairman of the political science
department, said Reagan's statement was not entirely true.
"If the country is on the mend, then it's healing very slowly,"
he said. "I think a lot of things that are on the mend are ones that
have gotten worse since he came to office."
Deil S.. Wright, political science professor, said Reagan
recognized that recovery would be some time in coming.
Wright also said Reagan "realizes that the (economic) problems
are not as easily managed as he or the administration
Keech said Reagan's speech was one of continuity.
"Overall, the speech indicated that he is staying the course that
he asked the voters to support in the last election," he said. But he
added, the tone was conciliatory and more bmartiwm than
Reagan's past speeches.
Wright said Reagan's speech was upbeat. "The tone was clearly
one of involving cooperative joint bipartisan effort," he said.
Reagan's budget plan for fiscal year 1984 will be based on a
limited spending freeze on most programs excluding defense
with no inflation allowance.
"What he's proposing is further cutbacks in social programs
that have already been cut severely," Prothro said.
, The president also proposed a standby 1 percent income tax
surcharge and a $5-per-barrel oil tax to take effect should the
economy begin to recover.
These measures would take effect if the 1986 deficit forecast ex
ceeds 2.5 percent of gross national product.
Prothro said Reagan's policy on taxation had caused part of
the record deficit. "When cutting taxes for the rich and increasing
military expenditures, there's no way you can avoid running up a
big debt," he said. -
The president's limited political and economic knowledge have
led to many of the nation's problems, Prothro said.
"I think what's hard for us to realize is his limited knowledge
of economics and the political economy. For years he's gotten his
information from the Reader's Digest and other right-wing
sources," he said.
Reagan's background comes through in his speeches, Prothro
" I am struck by the fact that Reagan is primarily an actor and
not a statesman," he said. "My feeling last night was that he read
his lines reasonably well."
Heels meet Deacons
in Greensboro tonight
By JACKIE BLACKBURN
Assistant Sports Editor
It could very well be the battle for
boasting rights to the Atlantic Coast Con
ference title this year. It will definitely be a
battle between two tough defenses.
. . Wake Forest, which broke into the Top ;
20 this week" at No, "19, hosts third-ranked
North Carolina in Greensboro tonight at 8
p.m. ; k .
Wake owns a 13-2 record, 10-0 at home,
and North Carolina has the second longest
winning streak in the nation this year 12
to up its record to 15-3. But more im
portantly, each team enters the match with
a 4-0 ACC mark.
Wake Forest head coach Carl Tacy re
corded his 200th career win in the college
ranks with a victory over N.C. State Satur
day, but he has not been able to defeat the
Tar Heels in Greensboro or Winston
Salem during the past two years. His hopes
for a turnabout will rest on his backcourt
Danny Young and Delaney Rudd
who have supplied the Deacons with an ef-
. fective pressure defense.
The duo has combined for 23 steals and
only 16 turnovers in ACC play.
"Wake is a better defensive team than
last year. They're not big, but quicker,"
UNC coach Dean Smith said. "This will
be a real challenge defensively for our
guards. Wake's guards have been tearing
Young, a junior from Raleigh, leads the
Deacons with 14.4 points per game and 81
assists. Rudd, a sophomore who scored 25
points total last season, has averaged 11,1
points this season, and his speed has been
an asset for Wake's transition game.
Two other Deacons are scoring in dou
ble figures. John Toms, a junior forward,
has tallied 13.6 points a game and Alvis
. Risers is not far behind with 12.0- Rogers,
aWSnlof who was redslurtedlast year.is'5
the only player left who has played on a
Wake Forest team that has defeated the
Tar Heels on the Deacon homecourt.
While both UNC and Wake Forest have
scored a little more than 80 points a game,
their defenses will be the telltale factor
tonight. Wake Forest's defense has forced
opponents to turn over the ball 304 times,
an average of 20 times a game. Wake, on
the other hand, has only lost the ball 192
UNC has forced 16.3 turnovers a game
and has committed 275. But the Tar Heels
have a strong hold on the boards. Forward
Sam Perkins leads the team with 167 re
bounds and is second in scoring with 15.5
Brad Daugherty have 99 and 91 rebounds,
Joining Perkins in double-figure scoring
are Jordan with 18.7 and Matt Doherty
The match against North Carolina be
gins a critical four-game stretch for the
Deacons. They will face No. 12 Arkansas
on Sunday, followed by contests with No.
6 Virginia and Marquette.
Dorms' enhancement funds depleted
By PAUL COCKE
Enhancement funds for the purchase of residence
hall equipment and furniture have been depleted, Jody
Harpster, acting director of University housing, said
"I'm not freezing your funds. There aren't any to
give," Harpster told Residence Hall Association of
ficials at an RHA meeting Monday.
Some $18,000 of the RHA moneys was budgeted
this year to purchase residence hall equipment such as
sterwsr.microwaw new furniture But pur--?
chases have already totalled $19,612 exceeding the
budgeted sum by $1,612, Harpster said.
RHA President Scott Templeton expressed surprise
at the deficit Wednesday.
. "This is the first time this has been brought to our
attention," he said.
"This is money the students believed they had some
control over, and how the money was budgeted wasn't
the students' fault. We never realized the enhancement
money wasn't taken from a bulk fund."
Harpster, who was appointed acting director of
University housing during the summer, attributed the
deficit to residence halls' purchases of three stereo
systems, 18 to 20 microwave ovens and new furniture
"It doesn't take too many stereos or microwave
ovens to use up $18,000 in a hurry," he said. In addi
tion, last semester's ban on cooking in dormitory
rooms caused the University housing's budget estimate
which is based on previous years to be too low
for new equipment purchases.
The deficit caught residence hall presidents by sur
prise as well.
"It's disappointing. We hoped to make some
lounge improvements," said Julie Harris, president of
Winston dormitory. Dormitory officials purchased a
microwave and a video recorder last semester, under
the impression-that Winston had enhancement .
money left for purchases; this semester, she said.
"It seems to me it could have been better planned,"
said Chris Davis, president of Connor dormitory.
Enhancement funds are sums of money set aside
within the University housing's budget to make im
provements or to "enhance" residence halls, Harpster
said. Each dormitory resident pays $2 toward the
fund, and each residence hall determines how the
money is to be used, with University housing's ap
proval. The fund is then divided between purchases of
supplies, repairs and equipment, he said.
Although the equipment category is depleted, ap
proximately $17,000 remains in the other two cate
gories, Harpster said. But strict state budget guidelines
prevent shifting funds from one category to another
unless there is a budget revision, he added.
"No one told you this before," Harpster said at the
RHA meeting, "but you're going to have to live by the
same rules I do."
Greater cooperation between students and housing
officials in the future would help prevent further
deficits, Harpster . said.
Templeton agreed with Harpster in the need for
. greater cooperation between students and housing to
-better manage the use of enhancement funds.
"Students need to know what the money can be us
ed for," Templeton said.
. He said the RJwasTooking for other sources of
money to buy new equipment and furniture for the
"After the meeting, we came up with some sources
of raising money," Templeton said.'
After discussions with Harpster Wednesday, Tem
pleton said he would recommend that students deter
mine what equipment they need in the residence halls.
RHA will then request $11,000 from the other
categories during the budget review process, he said. If
a budget revision is allowed, money for equipment
purchases may be available by early March or April,
Templeton said. . : '
"The funds for equipment are just being delayed,"
he said. ,
UNC alumna stresses involvement,
say s college the best place to begin
CGG hopefuls meet today
All candidates for the 1933 Corpus
Governing Council race should meet at
5 p.m. today at 77; Daily Tcr H::l for
a group photorarh. AH CGC can
didates are urrcd to attend this rr.cctir.2
because the r:re will taken crdy
once. Ths DTI I will net run zziy c:h:r
pictures of CGC c"-.l:.':$. - ;
In addition, all CCC 1 candidates
hov:Ii contact Charhs El'ar.zker at the
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By LYNSLEY ROLLINS
N.C. Secretary of Administration and
1961 UNC alumna Jane Patterson knows
how college students can work not only to
enrich their minds, but by extension the
likelihoods of their getting political and
administrative jobs after college. Patterson
has achieved her occupational goals in
great part by seeking out social and
political groups in which she had an in
terest, taking on responsibility in these and
taking every risk.
Patterson said that when she was in
school at UNC there were two political
groups among students, the Student Party
and the University Party. She was active in
the former. The events and people she
worked with there helped greatly to pro
mote her career.
It created for her a system of personal
contacts which she called the "network."
She stressed that students who are active in
political and social concerns get to know
each other , and they later help each other
at work and in finding work. ''It's impor
tant to me now," she said, "critical."
She met Jim Hunt when he was student
body president at N.C. State and knew
him when he was in law school at UNC.
Later, she worked with him in the
Democratic Party, before and after his
election to the governorship.
She met Joe Grimsley when they both
were in school at UNC, and he was presi
dent of v the . Student Party. Grimsley
became N.C. Secretary of Aclniinistration
in 1977, and appointed Patterson assistant
secretary. When Grimsley took the posi
tion of " N.C. Secretary of Natural
Resources and Community Development
in 1981, Hunt appointed Patterson to her
In getting jobs, Patterson said, "The
' 'A' is important, but if you'll look at your
leaders today, they're the ones who were
involved in their student government and
writing about politics." She said thai
students who work in organizations learn
how businesses operate, about the power
structure of offices and how to deal effec
tively with others.
See PATTERSON on page 2
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By RITA KOSTECKE
Some. UNC students have been spending a lot of
time in prisons lately. But they're teaching, not serv
ing sentences. .
Since 1981, graduate students in Professor Paul
Fendt's adult education classes have been tutoring
inmates at the North Carolina Correctional Center
for Women. The University also sponsors an off
campus college credit program at the Orange Coun
ty men's prison, as well as a correspondence pro
gram for the entire North Carolina prison system.
Fendt's program at NCCCW began with approx
imately six tutors. Now, there are over a dozen.
Once a week, graduate student Adeline Fain
tutors two inmates in freshman English. Although
she joined the program to fulfill course require-
ments, her visits to the prison have become the high
light of her week, she said. And when her class end
ed, Fain volunteered to conduct lectures in
psychology for the inmates. "They're moderately
bright and well-motivated; they were fascinated by
sleep and dreams," she said.
John Halstead, another of Fendt's students, also
tutors inmates in English, but with a different at
titude. "I try to make them feel that they're still an im
portant part of society, to help them develop some
sense of the future," he said. Instead of concen
trating on mechanics and punctuation, he asks his
pupils to write papers discussing how they ended up
in prison, and then encourages them to plan what
they will do after their release.
'I ask them to tell me why it's important to get
out of prison and to tell me how they intend to stay
out," he said. :
In Halstead's view, the tutoring program is an ex
cellent one, helping both the inmates and society
itself. "We give them hope and maybe cost the tax
payers less because they (the inmates) won't go
Indeed, many of them don't go back. Instead,
they come to the University, which is just what
Brick Oettinger, program coordinator for the
Econo-College for Inmates, wants.
Through the Econo-College program, 98 inmates
of the Orange County men's prison in Hillsborough
have been paroled to 16 different N.C. college cam
puses as full-time students. Since the program's start
in 1974, five inmates have graduate Phi Beta Kappa
from UNC. And only three inmates have returned
The Econo-College and an associated program
called Outreach to Inmates ? re jointly sponsored by
the North Carolina Office of Correction and the
UNC Division of Extension and Continuing Education.
"We give them hope and maybe cost the taxpayers less because they
(the inmates) won't go back."
"Rather than the usual correspondence courses
offered throughout the North Carolina prison
system, the Econo-College offers a classroom
course a semester with a teacher from the university
going over," Oettinger said. These courses are off
campus classes that carry full college credit and are
taught by professors and graduate students from
UNC. "We won't take just any (graduate student);
they have to be dissertation candidates who've
taught a rrunimum of two or three years," he said.
Acceptance into the Econo-College is an inmate's
first step to obtaining eventual study release, Oet
The success of the Econo-College program lead
to the creation in 1979 of the same kind of program
at the NCCCW in Raleigh.
Elizabeth Haines, head of education at the
women's prison unit in Raleigh, reached an agree
ment with Oettinger about the basic courses to be
taught to women participating in the program. Like
other beginning college students, inmates will be re
quired to take freshman English, introductory
psychology, sociology, and other general college
"I'd like to introduce a basic math course next,"
Oettinger said, "but I'll probably experiment with
that at Hillsborough (the men's prison unit) first."
He also hopes to start the same tutoring program at
the men's prison in Hillsborough this spring.
Like many teachers everywhere, Oettinger and
Haines view education as the solution to the in
mates' problems. "Education and vocational com
petency are important ingredients for any human
being to make a successful adjustment in our
world," Haines said.
"Education gives alternatives and choices that
weren't there previously," she said. ''What we do in
education is more nearly attuned to survival."
If Oettinger and Haines have their way, a lot
more UNC students will be spending a lot more time
in prisons and perhaps - a lot fewer inmates will