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Volume 91, Issue 90
Thursday, November 10, 1983
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Task force created for a campus-wide
By CHARLES F. WALLINGTON
The severity of the Driving While Impaired law,
which went into effect on October 1, has prompted
several University administrators and students to
inform people about the possible consequences
that could result if they are convicted of DWI.
The law, which was a part of the Safe Roads Act
of 1983, made it illegal for anyone under the age of
19 to purchase or consume beer and wine.
Fred W. Shroeder, director of the department of
student life at UNC, said about one-fourth of all
UNC students and about one-half of the on
campus population were affected by the new law.
As a result of these figures, a task force was
created to develop a campus-wide alcohol policy.
In addition to Shroeder who serves as chairman of
the committee, other members include Student
Body President Kevin Monroe, Interfraternity
Council President Brian Hunnicutt, Panhellenic
Council President Burnette Carlisle, Residence
Hall Association President Mark Dalton, Black
Student Movement President Sherrod Banks, and
a representative from the Union Activities Board
and the Graduate Professional Student Federa
tion. "The committee will explore what the law means
to the University and how the University should
deal with it," Shroeder said.
More specifically, Shroeder said the committee
would discuss whether the University should be
allowed to fund, with all students' money, ac
tivities such as wine and cheese parties that
automatically would exclude a large portion of the
Guidelines also have been established to monitor
drinking in dorm-related functions. Wayne Kuncl,
director of university housing, said the RHA
adopted a specific set of rules to prevent underage
students from drinking. The overall philosophy
from the Department of University Housing and
RHA is that "residence hall officers should take all
reasonable steps to ensure that alcohol is not serv
ed to persons under the legal drinking age or to
persons who are obviously intoxicated." Further
more, the' guidelines state that "it is the respon
sibility of any individual student for any personal
actions that violate the new DWI law."
"I've not had any problems with students
disobeying the law," said Zollie Stevenson, area
director for Morrison Dorm.
Stevenson said that Morrison's dorm govern
ment had decided not to fund alcohol-related ac
tivities, but it had been left up to the individual
floor representatives to decide if they wanted to
use their allotted money for alcohol-related par
ties. Ted Koinis, a resident assistant in Morrison
Dorm, said he believed students who were under
19 had found a way to get around fully obeying the
"But we (RAs) are not an extension of the law,
so it's not really up to us to confiscate it if we see
it," he said. "The area governments are conscious
of the law, which takes a lot of the burden off of
For residents of North Campus, one of the first
times the new law was tested was at the "Connor
Champagne Semi-Formal." For the function,
Connor RA Allen Ashcraft said students' hands
were stamped to make sure that no one under 19
consumed the alcohol. Another preventive
measure taken by the Connor staff was to put the
bar downstairs and have the dancing upstairs in
"This way, students aren't as tempted to drink
as they might otherwise be if the liquor was always
in front of them," Ashcraft explained.
Ashcraft said if he caught someone under 19
with alcohol, he encouraged them to be discreet
about it. "People gripe about it, but they don't
want to get caught because there is a staff fine in
volved," he said.
Still another important part of campus life has
been altered greatly by the new law that of cam
pus mixers. Brian Hunnicutt, president of the
InterFraternity Council, said he encouraged all
fraternity presidents to make a conscious effort to
card people who attended their parties.
"If the fraternities are smart, they'll stop the
problem before it happens," Hunnicutt said.
"One major incident could have major repercus
sions across the entire campus."
Hunnicutt said he had several meetings with
fraternity members to make sure they were aware
of the law. "We want to let them know that a
police officer can come into their mixers and ask to
see identification if they suspect that someone who
is underage is drinking," he said.
Members of the Panhellenic Council have taken
similar measures to educate their sorority members
about the new law.
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Col. Paul Grimmig, chairman of the UNC Air Force ROTC program, speaks in a panel discussion about the nuclear
arms race. The discussion in the Carolina Union was sponsored by the Peace, War and Defense curriculum.
Local experts on arms race discuss U.S. Soviet relations
By DIANA BOSNIACK
Three local experts on the nuclear
arms race gave their views on nuclear
weapons and on the relationship be
tween the United States and the Soviet
Union in a panel discussion Wednesday
Col. Paul L. Grimmig, chairman of
the UNC Air Force ROTC program at
UNC; Gregg Bogosian of the Federa
tion of American Scientists; and Dr. N.
Arthur Coulter Jr. of the Physicians for
Social Responsibility spoke before
about 25 people in the Carolina Union.
James R. Leutze, chairman of the
UNC Peace, War and Defense Curricu
lum, moderated the discussion, which
was titled, "The New Arms Race, or
New Ways of Thinking?"
"Arms race" is not an appropriate
term for the buildup of nuclear wea
pons, Bogosian said.
An arms race implies a finish line and
a winner, Bogosian said. A more appro
priate term to describe the nuclear
weapons buildup would be a "nuclear
"The one (country) is the driver, and
the other is the driven," he said. After
every new U.S. weapon invention such
as the ICBM and the hydrogen bomb,
the Soviet Union has followed suit and
developed the same type of weapons to
keep up with the United States.
The United States plans to build.
12,000 strategic weapons within the next
five years, Bogosian said. "The
U.S.S.R. will undoubtedly, as they have
always in the past, follow our lead.
"We need the nuclear freeze," Bogo
sian said. And one way to help achieve
this freeze is to vote for candidates who
support it, he said.
As the United States puts more
money into anti-satellite weapons and
laser beam technology, the Soviet
Union is sure to follow, Bogosian said,
so that the trillions of dollars spent on
our defense systems will be wasted as
our weapons become obsolete. "I think
a better approach is to work for the
Coulter, a professor in the UNC Bio
medial Engineering Program, said he
respected the military, their defense
policies, and their ethical obligations. ,
But he said, "We (doctors) have our
own professional and ethical responsibi
lities." "A nuclear holocaust is the greatest
menace to human health," Coulter
said. "There is no adequate medical
response to a nuclear war."
The only solution is prevention of a
nuclear exchange, he said, adding that
"promoting Soviet survival will help
Coulter promoted the idea of
synergy, in which the property of a
system promotes two values or goals
and impedes none of the goals. Coulter
said that combining synergy with em
pathy for the Soviets and a clear com
munication with them would result in
an all-win situation for everyone.
"Make your proposals consistent with
their (Soviet) values," he said.
Grimmig, the chairman of aerospace
studies at the University, said, "We
have to reach a way to live with the Rus
sians." Even if nuclear weapons did not ex
ist, Grimmig said, we would still have to
deter the Soviets' immense conventional
Since 1945, the USSR has pursued a
very expansionist policy all over the
world, especially in the past 5 years, he
"Defense spending has been going
down," adding that the percentage of
the U.S. Gross National Product
devoted to defense was 17.2 in the 1940s
and 6 percent in the 1970s. He also said
the U.S. weapons stockpile is at the
lowest level it has been in 20 years.
Speaking on the Air Force policy,
Grimmig said," We do not advocate a
nuclear war. We are against the arms
race and support the reduction of
nuclear weapons on both sides."
The United States has not added any
new bombers or ballistic missiles to its
arsenals and is are now dismantling the
Titan missiles, he said.
The panel discussion was part of a
national convocation on peace issues
and the nuclear arms race being held on
more than 700 college campuses in the
United States from Nov. 5 to 12.
Students active in state, national campaigns
By FRANK PROCTOR
The political primaries in North Carolina are six mon
ths away, but several UNC students are already taking
active roles in national and state campaigns.
Student groups have organized in support of presiden
tial candidates Alan Cranston and Gary Hart and guber
natorial candidates Rufus Edmisten, Tom Gilmore and
Eddie Knox all Democrats.
William Browning, a sophomore from Culpepper,
Va., is an organizer of the Alan Cranston for President
Student Committee. Browning said his group's main
goal was to build a base of support for Cranston in
Chapel Hill and pave the way for a visit from the
California senator. The organization has five core mem
bers, about 15 students show up for each meeting, he
Informational meetings are held for students to find
out more about Cranston. "When people are provided
with information on Cranston, they vote for him,"
Browning is optimistic about Cranston's chances to
win both the N.C. Democratic Primary and the presi
dential nomination. He said Cranston's strong .stiimin-
in anctw yvu i ids icveaieu gouu campaign organization
on the state level. Since national polls only measure
name recognition, Browning said, the Cranston cam
paign is in good shape because name recognition can be
Campaigning has restricted Browning's study time,
but he said, "I'm not organizing just to have something
to do I believe in Alan Cranston."
Jamie Fox, vice president and treasurer of Students
for Gary Hart also is optimistic about his candidate's
chances, although Hart, a U.S. senator from Colorado,
has not done as well in the straw polls. "If Hart's luck
improves in the coming weeks, the two-man race (be
tween Walter Mondale and John Glenn) will start to
become a three-man race," said Fox, a sophomore from
The president of Students for Hart, Lindsey Taylor, a
law student from Durham, agreed that Hart had a
chance to win. "(Hart) ought to be attractive to all
voters because he's got new solutions to old problems,"
Taylor's organization got its start soon after Hart's
speech on the UNC campus last spring. About 15
students expressed interest then, Fox said.
The main goal of the organizaton is to increase Hart's
name recognition. One way Fox hoped to accomplish
this was to have a table in the Pit every ten days or so for
the rest of the semester. "Next semester will be a little
more active," he said.
In the race for North Carolina governor the narrower
focus of the race allows for more interaction between
candidate and campus, campaigners have said.
Kelly Keller, a sophomore from Sanford, is working
on campus for N.C. Attorney General Rufus Edmisten.
Keller first concentrated her efforts on a personal ap
pearance by Edmisten the Oct. 22 filming of a televi
sion commercial on the University campus. Although
the UNC campaign has slackened slightly since then,
Keller said, many more activities are planned for the spr
ing. Carolina Students for Rufus has about 50 members,
she said. The relatively large membership for a campus
campaign has allowed Keller to delegate responsibility
allowing her ample time for her studies and other work.
Through all the work, Keller is confident of
Edmisten's ability to win the governor's race. "1 don't
like to support losers," she said.
See GROUP on page 2
The Associated Press
TRIPOLI. Lebanon Palestinian
rebels backed by Syria rained hundreds of
shells on PLO chairman Yasser Arafat's
last Middle East stronghold Wednesday,
but an Arafat spokesman said a truce was
arranged later in the day.
We are skeptical the truce will hold,
said the spokesman, who asked not to be
A withering barrage cornered Arafat
Wednesday in this northern port city. His
spokesman said shelling diminished
significantly after the truce agreement,
but Arafat strongholds in the Baddawi
refugee camp and Tripoli still were being
There was no immediate confirmation
of a cease-fire by the rebels, but sources
said earlier that Arab nations had reached
an agreement in principle on a truce.
They heavy shelling prevented Arafat
from visiting loyalist holdouts at the Bad
dawi camp outside Tripoli. Black smoke
from raging fires hung over the city of
Arafat visited maimed supporters in
hospitals. He roved the streets in a chauf
feured jeep while shells from rebel posi
tions in the north and east occasionally
slammed into neighborhoods near his of
fice. "There's been no progress in talks
anywhere," the PLO chief told a group
of reporters who had followed him earlier
Wednesday to the Islamic Hospital,
where he popped into rooms to chat with
patients and sign autographs.
"Abu Ammar! Abu Ammar!," yelled
some of . his supporters, repeating the
name many Palestinians call him. It
means father of the builder.
PLO mutineers supported by Syria
have chased most of Arafat's estimated
8,000 loyalists into Tripoli, 50 miles north
of Beirut, forcing them to abandon most
positions outside the city. Tripoli is their
last stronghold in the Middle East. More
than 1,000 people have been killed since
the fighting began Nov. 3, according to
The rebels claim Arafat has betrayed
the PLO's stated aim of wresting a
homeland from Israel. Arafat claims the
rebels have been deceived by Syria, which
he says wants to dominate the PLO.
Syria denies involvement in the mutiny,
but Syrian troops occupying north
Lebanon have been openly supporting
the mutineers with tanks and artillery.
Several reporters following Arafat ask
ed him about an erroneous broadcast
report Tuesday that he had fled the coun
try. He shouted, "You have eyes!"
On Tuesday, Arafat abandoned his
vow to fight to the death in Tripoli, say
ing he was responding to the pleas of
municipal Moslem and Christian leaders
to spare the city a bloodbath. He offered
to stop fighting if the rebels did.
The mutineers responded by raining
hundreds of shells and rockets on
Arafat's remaining loyalist positions, in
tensifying the barrage early Wednesday.
In Damascus, official sources who
spoke on condition they not be identified
said mediators from three Arab nations
worked with Syrian government officials
and rebel PLO leaders to end the
fighting. But the sources said rebels
would not agree to a truce unless Arafat
leaves Lebanon and never returns.
Arafat has not responded to the
demands, the sources said.
In the central Lebanon town, Beit
Meri, a Lebanese army officer told The
Associated Press Wednesay that U.S.
Marines in the multinational force
patrolling Beirut surveyed the area nine
miles east of their airport camp last week.
The officer spoke on condition he not be
Marine officials have denied activities
around Beit Mcri. Asked about 'the situa
tion, Marine spokesman Mai. Robert
Jordan said Wednesday that the Marines
"were requested by the Lebanese govern
ment to do sight surveys for their ar
tillery." He would not elaborate.
Elsewhere in Lebanon, fighting was
reported Wednesday between Christian
and Druse militias in the Kharroub region
just north of the Israeli army's Awali
River defense line in southern Lebanon,
" but details were sketchy.
State radio said Israeli jets flew recon
naissance missions over Beiirut and sur
rounding hills at midmorning. Later, the
radio said three U.S. Navy F-14s from the
carrier Eisenhower made reconnaissance
flights along the coast.
In Israel, the military command began
a scheduled practice mobilization to test
how fast it could assemble reservists in
wartime. The army announced last week
that it would call "up several thousand
reservists in the drill.
Mobilization exercises are held every
few years, and Israeli officials denied the
latest had any political significance.
Nonetheless, Israel's announcement
last week that it would conduct the drill
was believed to have alarmed Syria into
ordering its own mobilization Sunday,
prompting Israeli officials to assure Syria
it had no plans to attack.
The mobilization drill began at 4 p.m.
with a military command announcement
broadcast over Israel radio followed by a
list of 14 code names.
Reserve soldiers were ordered to report
to staging areas if their unit code names
were broadcast. The drill included re
quisitioning privately owned vehicles.
Chief military spokesman, Brig. Gen.
Yaacov Even, said on Israel radio that the
drill would be short. "The great majority
of soldiers will arrive, be registered and
return home immediately," he said, ad
ding that a few dozen may be kept on du
ty a little longer.
No information was given on the num
ber of troops involved. Earlier announce
ments said several thousand troops would
,be mobilized. The announcements in
dicated that only a fraction of Israel's
370,000 reservists were being called up.
The number of reservists, along with
an estimate of the size of the standing ar
my at 170,000, appears in a new survey by
Tel Aviv University's Jaffee Center for
In Washington, the Reagan administra
tion called for an end to the fighting
around Tripoli, declaring that the
"radical and brutal behavior" of the
Palestinian fighters and their supporters
endangers innocent civilian lives.
The statement, read to reporters by
State Department spokesman Alan
Romberg, was significant because it
marked the first time the administration
has called for an end to the fighting
among rival Palestinian factions.
Romberg also announced that the ad
ministration is contributing $1 million to
the International Committee for the Red
Cross for relief activities in connection
with the fighting around Tripoli. He also
said it is consulting with the United
Naitons Relief and Works Agency on
ways of assisting refugees from the
The administration has expressed vir
tually no sympathy for Arafat.
Administration officials privately hope
the fall of Arafat will encourage
moderate Palestinians in the Israeli
occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip to
support President Reagan's Mideast
The Kremlin, sensitive to a possible
shift of Reagan's policy in Lebanon, has
expressed guarded concern over U.S.
A Soviet official said Wednesday that
"the threat of large-scale U.S. military in
tervention in the Middle East is
growing," claiming the United States was
amassing warships off the coast of