Damn we're good!
This week's AP basketball
poll is out and the Tar Heels
are back on top. For the rest
of the Top 20 see page 3.
The Clouds reign
Cloudy today with a 60 per
cent chance of rain. Highs in
the mid-50s. Lows tonight
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Copyright The Daily Tar Heel 1983
Volume flssue 12
Tuesday, February 1, 1983
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Dr. Haven R. Wiley speaks against the proposed thoroughfare at a public hearing
...more than 350 people attended the hearing which was held at Chapel Hill High School
By JOHN CONWAY
and KATHERINE FARLEY
Public officials listened to more than
50 local residents for almost three hours
Monday night as they commented on the
proposed thoroughfare plan at a joint
public hearing before the Chapel Hill and
Carrboro town governments.
Although each presentation was
original, there was one dominant theme: '
adopt the thoroughfare plan with
More than 350 people gathered in the
Cultural Arts Building of Chapel Hill
High School to listen to local residents
comment on the proposed thoroughfare
plan. The plan recommends im
provements to many existing streets in the
downtown area, as well as the widening
of the 15-501 bypass.
Student Body President Mike
Vandenbergh said the towns should con
sider the costs of these improvements to
the more than 20,000 students.
Vandenbergh said he specifically opposed
two recommendations of the
thoroughfare plan. He opposed the ex
tension of Pittsboro Street to Rosemary
Street, as well as the extension of Parker
"We have to consider the cost to the
students," Vandenbergh said. The exten
sion of Pittsboro Street "would be
disastrous to the fraternities," he said.
Tnfie" PittsbOrb Street extension" would "
require the removal of the Kappa Alpha
fraternity house and a portion of Zeta Psi
fraternity house. The planned extension
would also pass within a few yards of the
Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house.
Vandenbergh said that as many as 200
students would be affected by the exten
sion. Carl Wallace, alumni director of Kap
pa Alpha, said there was a need to adopt a
' thoroughfare plan, but with changes.
"Some modification is needed,"
Wallace said. "We recommend the
widening of Columbia Street." He said
the real problem is the width of Columbia
Street south of Cameron Avenue.
More than two-fifths of the public
presentations were in opposition to the
extension of Parker Road to Barbee
Chapel Road. University faculty,
members of local preservation societies
and residents said this extension would
cut across the Mason Farm property.
Mason farm serves the University as an
"This proposed roadway would not
only destroy Mason Farm's integrity and
importance as a nature preserve, but
would involve significant construction
costs as well," said Katherine Seaton,
president of the New Hope Audubon
Seaton, as well as others opposing the
extension of Parker Road, recommended
that the extension pass a few miles farther
south, closer to the Orange-Chatham
See HEARING on page 3
By LISA PULLEN
Donald Boulton, UNC vice chancellor for student affairs, has
been suspended without pay from his post for a month, Univer
sity Chancellor Christopher C. Fordham III announced Mon
day. In the interan, vice chancellor for University affairs Harold
Wallace will assume Boulton's duties, Fordham said.
Boulton's suspension follows a State Bureau of Investigation
inquiry requested by Fordham into the purchase and installation
of kitchen tile for Boulton's home last September.
Boulton ordered the tile through the University housing
department, and hired two University housing employees to in
stall, it on Sept. 9. Boulton paid the employees for their work
But the tile was not paid for until Nov. 1, after a local weekly
newspaper published details on the matter.
In addition to the month-long suspension, which went into ef
fect Monday, Boulton has been given a written reprimand, ac
cording to a statement released by Fordham's office Monday.
And three University housing employees involved have each
received a written reprimand as well as a final written warning,
Fordham's statement read. ; .
"Certain , of the University's rules and procedures were
violated and administrative action is necessary," his statement
Fordham was out of town and unavailable for comment
Earlier Monday, Wade Barber, district attorney for Orange
and Chatham counties, said no criminal charges would be
brought against Boulton for the use of University forms and
employee's in the purchase and installation of the tile.
"His contention that he did not 'knowingly and willfully' in
tend for the University to pay for the vinyl placed on his floor
cannot be disproven," Barber said in a public statement. "That
he believed the workmen were taking vacation time to lay the
vinyl is evidence! by his personal payments to them on
In a statement released after Barber's decision not to press
charges, Boulton said, "I was confident at the outset that a
thorough investigation would result in this conclusion."
Boulton was unavailable for comment Monday on his suspen
sion from the University. ...
University housing employees Michael Blackwelder and Allen
Manning, who installed the tile, and Russell Perry, associate
director of operations for University housing also will not be
prosecuted, Barber said.
In addition to Boulton's payments, the University paid
Blackwelder and Allen for 10 hours of work the day the tile was
installed plus Vi hours overtime, the investigation report
revealed. Perry approved the time sheets for that day, the report
"I will not seek to make subordinant employees scapegoats
for our frustration with the conduct in this case," Barber said.
"Those employees also hold a public trust, but they were each
acting in situation created by one or more superiors."
Perry could not be reached for comment Monday,
At the request of Fordham, the SBI began investigating the
tile incident in early December;
Thirteen people were questioned some two and three times
during the course of the investigation, Barber said. The SBI's
report was then turned over to Fordham and UNC-system Presi
dent William C. Friday.
A complete audit of University housing department is under
way, according to Fordham's statement. Barber would not say
if his office would investigate further into University housing.
See BOULTON on page 3
Reagan proposes social program cuts
TTie Associated Press
WASHINGTON President Reagan
sent jCongress on Monday a $848.5 billion
budget for 1984, declaring ' we have gone ;
far in restoring order to the chaos"
despite an estimated deficit of $189 bil
lion. Congressional leaders promised a bat
tle over proposed cuts m social programs
and a $30 billion increase for defense.
Reagan estimated this year's deficit will
reach $208 billion far above the $91
billion he forecast a year ago.
To keep deficits from rising higher the
president called for a freeze on federal
pay and pensions for a year, as well on
overall spending on hundreds of domestic
programs. He' asked Congress to pare
programs such as Medicare, Medicaid,
welfare and food stamps, and urged
passage of a package of Social Security
changes estimated to save $12.2 'billion.
He also called for standby tax increases
beginning in late 1985 to reduce deficits
further an income tax surcharge and a
$5-a-barrel excise tax on imported or
domestic oil. .
But he submitted a military budget that
would rise to $238.6 billion for the 1984
fiscal year, an increase of $29.7 billion in
a year in which the entire federal budget
would increase by $43.3 billion.
Reagan called this spending plan a
"common sense strategy," and appealed
for congressional approval. "The stage is
set; a recovery to vigorous, sustainable,
non-inflationary growth is imminent," he
Jn fact, the budget assumes that the
economy already has begun to recover
from flie recession, and will stay healthy
for years to come. At the same time, he
forecast that unemployment would re
main above 10 percent until well into
Reagan's budget prescription was
generally well known in advance, and
there were predictions in Congress of
tough battles over defense, social pro
grams and taxes.
Senate Republican Leader Howard
See BUDGET on page 3
1983 candidates express
thoughts in campus forum
Candidates for the 1983 campus election met at
Joyner Residence Hall Monday night in the third of
14 forums to be held before the Feb. 8 election.
Candidates for student body president, Daily Tar
Heel editor, Residence Hall Association president
and Carolina Athletic Association president spoke
before fewer than 50 people at the RHA-sponsored
Student body presidential candidates Kevin
Monroe and Jon Reckford explained how their Stu
dent Government experience would help them if
"What my experience has given me is good insight
into administration," Monroe said, adding that he
had dealt with the UNC administration from South
building on down.
Reckford also said he had a good working rela
tionship with the administration, adding that he
planned to improve that through a retreat with the
University chancellor and vice chancellors, and by
establishing a liaison between Student Government
and South and Steele buildings.
Both candidates supported the student fee in
crease. . .
"I would definitely put it on the ballot, but you, as ,
students, would have to decide on it," Monroe said.
Reckford agreed, saying that Student Government
still had plenty of money to allot. There is still a
$150,000 surplus in the Student Activity Fee that just
has to be allocated, he said. "But a student fee in
crease can't hurt."
Reckford and Monroe also eifiphasized the need
for smooth relations between RHA and the student
body president, but differed in their opinions of what
had caused a rift between the two in the past. -
"The problem in the past is that RHA said one
thing and Student Government said another, so we
lost unity," Reckford said. "We need to iron out
problems before we talk to the press or the admini
stration we need to be one voice."
But Monroe said the major problem was a lack of
coordination between the two both attacked the
same problem from different directions, seeking two
separate solutions. He said he did not support a
liaison program between the organizations, but did
support "direct communication on a direct basis."
Student body presidential candidate Hugh
Reckshun did not attend the forum.
DTH editorial candidates John Altschuler and
Kerry DeRochi stressed a desire to make the DTH
more of a student newspaper.
"I want to change the entire direction of the
paper," Altschuler said. "I think that now students
don't feel part of the paper.
"If the paper would take itself less seriously and
lighten up a bit then I think it would be a readable
paper. And what good is a paper if it isn't read?"
DeRochi agreed that the DTH had not been repre
sentative of the entire student body in the past.
"This year when you read the DTH you did not
get a sense of what happened at Carolina," she said.
"Instead you got a sense of what happened in the
To take the DTH out of the Union, DeRochi pro
posed a "weekly series of articles about different
campus organizations." There are more than 200 stu
dent organizations at UNC and DeRochi said that
currently students read about five or 10.
DeRochi said she would elevate the position of
copy editor to help prevent editing mistakes which
have caused the paper problems recently.
"The DTH should never lose sight of the fact that
it is a student newspaper," Altschuler said in
response to a statement that his campaign proposals
might lower the national prestige of the paper.
RHA presidential candidates Mark Dalton, Henry '
Miles and Frank Winstead discussed RHA's rela
tionship with the University housing department.
Dalton said that he would like to let the RHA
Governing Board meet officials in University hous
ing. It is important to "let housing know who you
are and work with them," he said, while Miles stress
ed that he had many contacts in University housing.
"I know them (housing officials) already," Miles
said. "We're on a good basis going in." -
Winstead said that he had an advantage over his
opponents because he had not worked with Universi
ty housing before.
"I'm not that familiar with the housing depart
ment personnel," he said, adding that he would
challenge officials' decisions. "
The candidates also discussed the representative
role of RHA.
Winstead said RHA should concern itself with on
campus matters and affairs with University housing.
Miles had a slightly different view of the RHA
role, describing its main responsibility as representing
students in University housing matters. He added
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that Student Government should have some input as
Dalton said, "We (RHA) should deal with things
that deal with our residents."
The candidates also reiterated their campaign plat
forms. RHA should get more people involved, establish a
better relationship with Student Government and
deal more effectively with the administration, Dalton
Miles advocated RHA working together with
various groups on campus, including University
housing and individual residence areas.
He also said that food service meal plans should be
transferred between students, and proposed to make
RHA a liaison between students who wish to buy or
sell meal plans. .
Winstead said that the main focus of his campaign
was to fight the cooking policy, and he advocated
students bringing hot plates back into the dormitories
after Spring Break if University housing did not
revoke the policy.
CAA presidential candidates Padraic Baxter, Deb
bie Flowers and Brad Ives stressed their proposals for
changes in ticket distribution policies.
"There are currently 3,000 student seats in Car
michael," Baxter said. "One suggestion is to take
800 of those 3,000 on a lottery form. This would give
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Baxter announces bid
for CAA presidency
By SCOTT BOLEJACK
Padraic Baxter, a junior business ad
ministration major from Chapel Hill, an
nounced his candidacy for the Carolina
Athletic Association presidency Monday.
"I'm running because I think the stu
dents need a stronger voice in the upcom
ing Student Activities Center seating deci
sion," Baxter said. "The other can
didates haven't mentioned it and that's
why I decided to run."
Baxter said he would attend meetings
on the SAC seating decision, adding that
he would conduct a survey of the student
body to see what they want.
"I'm going to make sure that John
Swofford, the Ram's Club and Alumni
Association know that we're serious
about being closed out of courtside
seating," he said.
An expanded Homecoming and im
proved ticket distribution are also includ
ed in Baxter's campaign.
"I would like to set up a Homecoming
Committee to focus just on Homecoming
activities," he said. "Some of the events
for Homecoming Week would be a com
edy film festival, a forum with a represen
tative from the Alumni Association
speaking on Homecomings of the past, a
bar crawl on Franklin Street with reduced
prices at different times and the
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A Homecoming Committee is
necessary because Homecoming is just
too big," Baxter said. In order for
Homecoming to become a week-long
event, the CAA needed people who
wanted to work at it throughout the year,
Baxter also proposed several changes in
the current football and basketball ticket
distribution on policies.
"Those students who wait out for
tickets overnight will be given numbers at
an unannounced time between midnight
and 6 a.m.," he said. "The students with
numbers would be allowed inside Car
michael and would be seated in order by
the ushers. This system would eliminate
students from running into the gym when
the doors are opened and would
guarantee them their place in line."
Under Baxter's plan for block seating,
block seats would continue to be drawn
from a barrel on a random basis by the
students. "However, if a block is not
chosen for a certain week, then that block
would receive an extra ticket in the barrel
for the next drawing," he said.
For basketball tickets, Baxter sug
gested a balance between a lottery system
and the present system.
"Under the lottery plan, 800 tickets
would be available on a sign-up drawing
basis," he said. "The remainder of the
tickets would be distributed as they are
now. This would give those students
unable to wait in line for tickets an op
portunity to attend a game."
To keep students from missing classes,
Baxter said he would suggest moving
distribution days to early Sunday or early
Baxter's other activities include the
Chapel Hill swimming club.