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Volume 91 .Issue 60
Friday, September 23, 1S83
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By JIM ZOOK
UNC students in 223 courses received
what may have been a surprise when they
saw their fall semester tuition bills.
There are now 223 University courses
that charge students a course fee on top
of tuition costs, more than double last
Course fees are fees charged in certain
classes to cover costs, including items like
lab materials, computer upkeep or travel
Wayne Jones, associate vice chancellor
for finance, said that assessing more fees
was the only alternative open to the Uni
versity. "What it boils down to is trying to
maintain the quality of instruction for the
students," Jones said. "With cutbacks in
funding, the implementation of the
course fee came in as the only method
available to raise funds to provide sup
plies and materials needed for those
Jones said that last year course fees
cost students $367,237. Most of that was
for chemistry courses, which took
$154,194 out of students' pocketbooks,
This year's course fees range from $10
for Psychology 50 and three geology
courses to $750 for Epidemiology 315.
Most fees are $20 or $30.
Epidemiology 315 has a high fee be
cause students travel to various sites
around the country to conduct research,
said Joyce Allen, registrar for the epide
Originally, 328 fees were scheduled this
year. But a Sept. 8 revision of the list
eliminated 105 of the fees.
The revision of the list was necessary
- because some of the information used
was "inappropriate," said Stephen Bird-
sail, assistant to the dean of the College
of Arts and Sciences.
"We discovered after the first list had
been put in that the information used was
inappropriate, or at least partially inap
propriate, for the kind of list being at
tempted," Birdsall said. "There were a
number of courses then thought to be ap
propriately assigned a fee that depart
ments argued were not appropriate to
assign a fee."
John A. Walker Jr., assistant to tne
dean of the School of Business Admini-
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Visiting professor goes on strike from chemistry class
By STUART TONKINSON
Assistant University Editor
According to students in a Chemistry 61
class, a UNC visiting chemistry professor
told his class of students Thursday that he
was "on strike" until officials listen to his
claim that a conspiracy is behind the crash
of a DC-10 in Chicago, the Tylenol
poisoning murders and the PCB poisoning
of some cattle feed in the midwest.
J.J. McCullough told his 9:30 a.m. class
Introductory Organic Chemistry
that class was canceled for the day and
would not be resumed until someone
listened to his charge that those events and
others were connected and were acts of
sabotage, students said.
By ANDY HODGES
A longstanding tradition is still being practiced at
UNC fraternity branding.
Although several fraternities on campuses nation
wide practice branding, only about two or three
chapters at UNC have members who are branded.
Brands are usually done on the arm or chest with a
heated piece of metal shaped like the fraternity's
Fraternity branding is a misunderstood practice,
said Kevin Jones, the Interfratemity Council's ex
ecutive assistant for minority affairs and a member of
Kappa Alpha Psi.
"Some people assume that just because you're in a
black fraternity, you have a brand," he said. Jones
compared a fraternity's practice of branding to the
wearing of T-shirts by other organizations, saying that
a person may be enthusiastic about being in the group
but it is still that person's choice of whether to wear
Kappa Alpha Psi has branded members in the past
but there are no branded members this year, Jones
Paul Woods, co-founder of the UNC chapter of
Omega Psi Phi in 1973 and now an assistant professor
at N.C. Central University in Durham, said branding
was one way of showing loyalty to a fraternity.
"It's completely voluntary," he said. "It's a sign of
belonging to a fraternity, just like some groups have
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forecasts of the same, it looks like fall might be here to stay.
McCullough said he would meet early
today with chemistry department Chair
man R.W. Murray. He said he had been
told riot to talk about the incident.
Students said that McCullough would
not elaborate on who was behind the con
spiracy or give additional details.
McCullough entered the class of more
than 200 students and wrote on the
blackboard that class was canceled,
students said. They said some students
began to walk out, but McCullough asked
them to stay and listen to what he had to
Some students met him after class but
got "pretty vague answers," said
sophomore chemistry major Gene Radford.
sweaters and sweatshirts.
"It's a part of something the brothers want from
the fraternity," added Woods, who was branded in
1963 while a student at District of Columbia Teachers
Coalter Paxton, president of white fraternity Zeta
Psi, which is no longer recognized by the University,
said that all of the fraternity's 36 active members are
branded. He said the branding is done on a voluntary
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Paxton said he did not know why or when branding
was started, but said his father and uncle both have
brands from when they were Zeta Psis in the '40s and
Paxton added that he was branded because it was
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the brand is a symbol of commitment and unity
among the fraternity members.
"A lot of guys got branded as a sense of unity not
only to their brothers in the fraternity at that time, but
to the brothers past," said Jeffrey Bryson, who was
the president of Omega Psi Phi in 1978 and is now a
lawyer in Winston-Salem. "It's something they can do
to show pride in the fraternity."
"Fraternities are changing a lot in terms of regula
tions put on them by the University and regulations
put on them by the fraternity itself," Bryson said.
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According to Radford, McCullough
had no hard evidence but said his beliefs
came from conversations he had with of
ficials of this and other universities. Mc
Cullough added that he had gotten no
response from UNC officials and that he
hoped that going on strike would force
people to listen to him, Radford said.
McCullough would not tell the students
more because he was not sure he was talk
ing to the right people, Radford said.
Murray said he regretted the incident
and apologized to any students offended
by it. He said the course will continue to be
taught under a substitute professor who
had not yet been named.
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the past few days, and continued
"Professor McCullough has given us an
excellent teaching performance," Murray
said. "This is most unexpected."
McCullough declined to comment fur
ther, saying the incident was a personnel
matter. State statutes prohibit the discus
sion of personnel matters.
Students said that Murray asked them
later to write down what McCullough had
said in class. Later when students dis
cussed the matter with McCullough in his
office, Murray told them to leave, students
Christine Manuel contributed to this
Omega Psi Phi President John Murphy, who is not
branded, said that only about five of the
undergraduate chapter's 11 members this year are
The primary medical concern with branding is the
possibility of infection, said UNC dermatology pro
fessor Robert Briggaman.
"It's probably better than getting a tattoo, though,
because the brand leaves a clean wound when it's
done," he said.
Paxton said the Zeta Psis have never had any
medical problems with branding. He said the branding
iron and the person's skin are always cleaned as a
Briggaman said brands usually were for life.
"It may seem fine when you do it, but you may not
want it someday," he said. "If you later decide you
don't want it, it would take big-time surgery to correct
Those who were interviewed said the permanence
did not pose a problem.
"I love the fraternity and I wanted a life-long mark
on me to show that," said Omega Psi Phi member
Darryl Henderson. "The brand is sacred like wearing a
cross around your neck. . . . I'm proud of it. and I
don't think I'll ever reach the point that 1 want it off."
Jeffrey Bryson said the brand has not been an
obstacle to hitn since he got out of school. "To people
who are not familiar with it, it's a conversation piece;
they wonder what it is and what it's about," he said.
War Powers Act
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON The House Foreign
Affairs Committee voted 30-6 Thursday to
give President Reagan broad authority to
keep 1,200 Marines in Beirut for the next
18 months, as House Speaker Thomas P.
O'Neill Jr. moved to quell a mutiny within
his own ranks.
The committee vote was the first legisla
tive test of the war powers resolution reluc
tantly accepted by President Reagan, who
has said he has constitutional objections to
any congressional voice in the deployment
of U.S. forces overseas.
But growing criticism of the compro
mise agreed to by O'Neill and other con
gressional leaders guaranteed there would
be attempts to shorten its length from 18
months in a heated debate on the House
floor, probably Thursday.
The resolution declares congressional
approval of Reagan's policy of assigning
the Marines as part of a multinational
peacekeeping force in and around Beirut,
but also sets some restrictions on how they
can be used.
At the White House, deputy press
secretary Larry Speakes greeted the vote as
a "significant step toward full approval"
of the resolution. He said the committee
action speaks well "for ultimate passage
and indicates widespread support for this
Opponents of the resolution said it gives
Reagan too much of a "blank check" to
deepen the involvement of the Marines
and other U.S. military forces in the inten
sifying civil war in Lebanon.
"For the United States and the Marines,
Lebanon is a quagmire," asid Rep.
Douglas K. Bereuter, R-Neb.
Rep. Clement Zablocki, D-Wis., the
committee chairman, said the compromise
resolution averts a constitutional confront
tation with Reagan over invoking the
Vietnam-era War Powers Act and should
be approved to demonstrate a united front
by Congress and the White House in the
Without the resolution, Zablocki said,
"The president will lose, Congress will
lose, and the foreign policy of the United
States will suffer.
A move to cut the 18-month limit in half
was defeated 29-5 after Zablocki said its
approval would guarantee that Reagan
would veto the resolution. Even if Reagan
accepted the change, Zablocki said, a nine
month resolution would enmesh the
U.S.-Lebanon issue in the 1984 presiden
tial election campaign.
Anything short of 18 months, Zablocki
said, would force "a fits and starts" policy
in Lebanon because uncertainty over
whether Congress would continue to give
its approval to keeping the Marines there.
Pay-raise hearing for
SHS nurses denied
By KYLE MARSHALL
Staff Writer .
Nurses at UNC Student Health Services
won't get a chance to argue for the pay
raises they say they deserve, a state agency
The State Personnel Commission ruled
that the nursing staff should not be
granted a formal hearing before the com
mission. The nurses had filed a grievance
in June, claiming they should have been
given pay raises through a reclassification
study conducted by the Office of State
Personnel. Under the same study, com
pleted in May, 824 nurses at N.C.
Memorial Hospital were granted pay in
creases. And the SPC dismissed a separate
grievance filed by two Student Health
physicians' extenders, or nurse practi
tioners, that requested inclusion in the
The SPC denied the nurses' request for
a hearing because they failed to go through
proper administration procedure, said
Sam Badgett, director of the OSP
Employee Relations Divisbn.
"The nurses should have taken their
concerns to the personnel office of the
University," Badgett said Thursday. "The
University office then would have con
tacted the appropriate people (at the
OSP). The SPC didn't turn the nurses
away or say that they didn't have a right to
be heard. (The SPC) just said that it had to
be handled through normal administrative
SPC members are appointed by the
governor and are rsponsible for reviewing
action taken by the OSP.
Also easily defeated by voice vote in the
committee was an attempt to add an
amendment requiring that the Marines
come home after 18 months unless Con
gress specifically extends their tour.
Despite the size of the votes, there was
uneasiness about the compromise resolu
tion both in and outside the committee,
and in the Senate where the Foreign Rela
tions Committee was scheduled to vote on
the resolution Friday.
"No one is comfortable about those
Marines being there," said Rep. Olympia
Snowe, R-Maine, who voted for the
resolution, "but to pull them out would be
The resolution was to go to the House
floor Thursday, and the full Senate was
expected to begin debate on the measure
On Wednesday, the House Appropria
tions Committee voted 20-16 to cut off
funds for U.S. forces in Lebanon unless
Reagan goes beyond the compromise
reached with congressional leaders and
publicly recognizes that the 1973 War
Powers Act was invoked when two
Marines were killed in Beirut on Aug. 29.
Zablocki said he was angered because
the proposed cutoff threatens the com
promise and was a "frontal attack" on the
jurisdiction of the foreign affairs panel.
O'Neill nullified the action by the ap
propriations . committee by sending the
legislation it approved to the foreign af
fairs panel where it would almost certainly
The speaker said the appropriations
panel was "meddling with the rights of
The speaker said the growing sentiment
against the war powers compromise and
the continued presence of Marines in
jUbanon was the result of pressure from
back home, especially for younger House
"It's easy to run when you get a dozen
telephone calls saying, 'Get the Marines
out of there,' " O'Neill said.
In Beirut, French warplanes bombed
Druse and Palestinian batteries Thursday
after artillery fire wounded four foreign
Legionnaires, and the Lebanese army
fought off another Druse attack on Souk
The bombing run, which a Lebanese
military source said involved eight Super
Etendard jet fighters, was the first air at
tack by a member of the four-nation
peacekeeping force in Beirut. U.S. war
ships have been firing all week at Druse
See LEBANON on page 5
Dan Burleson, UNC assistant personnel
director in charge of employee relations,
said Thursday that the SPC's decision was
based only on legal technicalities.
"The SPC's saying that there's no legal
right for the nurses to file a grievance,"
Burleson said. "Their decision had
nothing to do with fairness or with human
While the SPC said the nurses didn't go
through proper administrative channels,
Burleson said his office reviewed the mat
ter and supported the nurses' claims.
The nurses' appeals process is not yet
finished. Their next step is to enlist the
support of the State Employees Associa
tion, which is expected to appeal to the
OSP on behalf of the nurses, Burleson
said. Burleson was scheduled to meet late
Thursday with Employees Association of
ficials in Greensboro and with OSP direc
tor Harold Webb to determine the next
course of action. And the nurses,
represented by Chapel Hill attorney
Beecher Gray, have considered filing suit
in Wake County Superior Court.
"We were hoping the SPC would take it
in a reasonable manner and allow our
grievances to be heard," Student Health
nursing director Carol Eiler said in
response to the commission's decision.
"I'm disappointed, but not really sur
prised." Student Health employs 18 full-time
registered nurses and five nurse practi
tioners. Based on the OSP reclassification
study, NCMH nurses were placed in
higher job classifications and were granted
pay hikes of up to 15 percent. The practi
tioners were not included in the study.
See NURSES on page 4