Mostly sunny today with a
high around 40. Increasing
cloudiness tonight, with a
low near 30.
UNC's women's basketball
team upped its record to 11-2
with a 72-63 win over Duke in
night. Details on page 5.
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Volume 91, Issue 109
Thursday, January 12, 1984
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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calls for boosting
aid to El Salvador
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON The Kissinger Commission told Presi
dent Reagan on Wednesday that a conflagration in Central
America "could threaten the entire hemisphere" and called for
boosting military aid to El Salvador as well as five-year, $8
billion economic assistance program for the entire region.
The commission warned that the Marxist insurgency in El
Salvador "threatens U.S. security interests because of its ties to
Nicaragua, Cuba and the Soviet Union."
In what has already become the most disputed section of its
work, the commission said, however, that military aid to El
Salvador should be contingent upon demonstrated progress in
securing human rights, in such areas as elections, freedom of
assembly, rule of law and an end to the so-called death squads.
Larry Speakes, the White House spokesman, has said the
president would not be inclined to accept such a legislative re
quirement. Late last year, Reagan vetoed a bill on that score.
The panel presented its report to the president at midday, en
ding a 6-month project intended to outline for the administra
tion and the nation the problems of southern neighbors and the
effort needed to end the turmoil responsible for tens of
thousands of deaths in recent years.
"It is the most comprehensive and detailed review of the
issues as they affect our national security that I have ever seen,"
Reagan said in the Oval Office as former Secretary of State
Henry A. Kissinger, chairman of the National Bipartisan Com
mission on Central America, delivered the 132-page document.
"I'm impressed with the depth of the analysis and the
creativity of the recommendations," Reagan said, and called for
Congress to work with him in a bipartisan manner to "urgently
seek solutions." Detailed comment was not expected for several
days until after he has read the report.
Speakes said that Reagan agreed with the recommendation
that aid to El Salvador be increased.
The 12-member commission spent more than 30 days in
meetings, heard from more than 500 people in the United States,
Central America, Mexico and Venezuela, and received written
material from another 400 people. It called for a coordinated ef
fort to attack the region's social, economic, political and securi
ty troubles, and said that anything less would fail. But Kissinger
said he saw no need to increase the number of U.S. military ad
visers in the region.
"The crisis will not wait," the commissioners said. "There is
no time to wait."
"Unless rapid progress can be made on the political,
economic and social fronts, peace on the military front will be
elusive and would be fragile," the report said. But, it added,
failure to curb the violence and foreign-supported insurgencies
will hamper progress in the other areas .. -- --
"Discontents are reai, and for much of the population, condi
tions of life are miserable," inviting revolution, the report said.
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Student Body President Kevin Monroe, recovering from the removal of his tonsils, en
joys a coloring book presented to him by Student Government members. Although his
throat was sore, Monroe had few complaints Wednesday. "It's great," he whispered.
"Flowers. Crayons, Beautiful girls come to visit me." The temporarily soft-spoken
Monroe, who underwent the operation Tuesday, is expected to be released from Stu
dent Health Services today.
Judge orders cable companies to show games
By SARAH RAPER
Local cable subscribers were treated to a free night of
"Season Ticket" basketball last night thanks to two
residents who filed complaints against the two local
cable companies Wednesday.
Wednesday night's game between N.C. State and the
University of Virginia, which was telecast nationally by
ESPN, was originally scheduled to be pre-empted or
blacked out in the ACC region, except to ESPN sub
scribers who pay extra to watch ACC games on ESPN.
But Orange County District Court Judge Patricia Hunt
issued a temporary restraining order forcing the cable
companies to make the Season Ticket available to all
ESPN subscribers regardless of whether they had paid
the extra fee.
Hunt issued the order after Chapel Hill resident
Steven Bernholz and Carrboro resident Sam Maffei filed
complaints against Village Cable and Alert Cable.
Berhnholz and Maffei contend that Village and Alert
have violated their contracts to provide 24-hour pro
gramming to their customers. According to the plain
tiffs' attorney Martin Bernholz, alternative programm
ing offered in place of the ACC games to non-subscribers
of the Season Ticket service does not constitute full
The plaintiff Bernholz also contends that Village's
Season Ticket package is in violation of its contract with
the town of Chapel Hill. The contract with the town
limits the company to six pay channels, but Season
Ticket constitutes a seventh pay service offered by
Village, the complaint said.
The charge against the local cable companies is similar
to a case settled in Wilmington last Week.
In the case, a district court judge ruled that Vision
Cable of Wilmington must begin to provide the service
free of charge to all ESPN subscribers because a failure
to do so was a violation of the company's contract with
its viewers to provide continuous service.
ESPN contracted with Raycom Sports Inc. of
Charlotte, the company that holds the television rights
for ACC basketbali, to offer the Season Ticket package.
The package consists of 21 games at an extra cost of $75
to local cable subscribers. These games are being broad
cast at no extra charge to viewers outside of the ACC
states ol North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia,
Maryland and Georgia.
Jim Heavner, president of the Village Companies,
which owns Village Cable, said he received the court
order this afternoon.
"We're willing to do whatever the court tells us to
do," Heavner said. "This really is an issue between the
customers and ESPN."
Heavner said a free broadcast of tonight's game be
tween UNC and the University of Maryland would de
pend on a court decision that could come today. ESPN
will appear in court today to try to block the restraining
order, Heavner said.
If ESPN is unsuccessful, Bernholz said the local com
panies would have to continue to offer Season Ticket
programming until at least Jan. 20 when a hearing has
been set. At the hearing the judge could either decide to
require the cable companies to continue offering Season
Ticket programming free to ESPN subscribers until a
trial could be arranged or the judge could decide to per
mit the cable companies to quit showing ACC games to
viewers who have not paid for Season Ticket.
See ESPN on page 2
Confident Helms predicts
Hunt in for tough battle
By TOM CONLON
The 1984 U.S. Senate race between
Sen. Jesse Helms and Gov. Jim Hunt is
heating up, and Helms says his opponent
is finding the campaign to be more dif
ficult than expected.
"He's (Hunt) not going to beat me,
and I think he's beginning to understand
that," Helms said last week at a news
conference. "He thought at one time by
bringing in the coalition of blacks and
labor unions and the homosexuals, the
ultra-liberal and all that gamut of block
votes that he would be a shoo-in," Helms
"But I believe the people have begun to
take an interest in the campaign," he
said. "They may not always agree with
me, but I have never given them an occa
sion where they didn't understand where
I stood. But I'll tell you one thing I'm
not going to sell my soul to stay in the
United States Senate.
"I'm going to level with the people of
North Carolina," Helms said. "If that's
good enough, fine. If it's not, fine.
Because one way or another 1 come out
the winner. If I lose the election, I get to
come home and watch my grandchildren
But Stephanie Bass, representative for
the Jim Hunt Exploratory Committee,
denounced Helms' statement of block
votes. "We are not an exclusive group,"
she said in an interview this week. "We
have broad support throughout the state
with all groups of people the business
community, women, farmers, students
and the working class. I think it suits Mr.
Helms' purposes to think it's a coalition
when it really is broad-based support."
Helms said he has never criticized Hunt
but has poked fun at him. The senator
said he and his wife were good friends
with Hunt's family, despite disagreeing
"I had always assumed that he was
elected and I was elected to work together
for the best interest of the state, and I
don't propose to go around the state and
engage in the rhetoric that I can say he's
Regarding na Hunt-Helms debate,
Helms said he suggested to the governor
that both of them sit down and discuss
the issues in a non-debate format but that
"he (Hunt) is running like a scalded dog
away from that."
"He doesn't want to talk about Cen
tral America, his own record of spending
and taxation," Helms said. "1 would like
to right now, tomorrow, next week
sit down with the governor" and let Hunt
ask the people of North Carolina what
issues bothers them the most.
Bass said it was natural for Helms to
seek a debate at this time because current
polls show Helms trailing Hunt, with
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Sen. Jesse Helms speaks at a fund-raising dinner held in Greensboro
Wednesday night. Vice President George Bush applauds.
about 45 percent to Hunt's 55 percent.
"Helms is the incumbent and the under
dog," she said. "He knows he's behind in
the polls and wants to try to pull ahead by
having a debate. There's no question
we'll debate him, but we'll do that some
time after the May 8th primary," she
Although neither candidate has for
mally announced, Hunt is expected to an
nounce at a Feb. 4 fund-raising event in
Wilson. Helms plans to announce some
time after the filing dates open on Jan.
25. Helms is seeking his third term in the
Senate, while Hunt, who is constitu
tionally barred from seeking a third term
as governor, is challenging Helms for the
Helms' news conference in Greenville
last week was followed by a $5-a-plate
barbeque dinner, open to the public.
Upon a request to recognize Democrats
in attendance, about one-third of the 560
in attendance stood up.
The Helms For Senate committee
makes virtually no money from the
! barbeque dinners that are held around the
state, said Claude Allen, press secretary
for the Helms For Senate committee.
Bass said Helms has been elected by
See RACE on page 3
From staff and wire reports
RALEIGH The U.S. Supreme
Court rejected an appeal Wednesday to
delay the execution of police killer
James W. Hutchins, but a state court
judge said he would consider a new ap
peal based on an insanity plea.
The nation's highest court voted 7-2
to deny the Rutherford County man's
request for a stay, clearing the way for
his execution by lethal injection at 6
a.m. Friday for the 1979 murder of three
law enforcement officers. '
"We are very disappointed, but we
are determined to continue working as
long as Mr. Hutchins has breath and we
have breath," said Raleigh attorney
Late Wednesday, Superior Court
Judge Robert Collier denied two of three
defense motions for a delayed execution
and scheduled a hearing for noon Thurs
day on a third motion. Attorneys for
both sides appeared before Collier in
Iredell County Superior Court in
Collier denied motions based on con
tentions that Hutchins was insane at the
time of the killings and that the jury
selection, process at his trial was flawed.
Collier delayed a ruling on the third
motion that Hutchins should not be
executed because he is currently insane.
Collier ordered Dr. James Gross, a
psychiatrist with Dorothea Dix Hospital
in Raleigh, to examine Hutchins
Wednesday night and present his fin
dings Thursday at a Wake County
Superior Court hearing.
Aides to Gov. Jim Hunt, who could
commute the sentence, said he would
have no comment Wednesday.
Hutchins is the first condemned
prisoner in North Carolina .to be given
the choice of injection or gas chamber
since the state Legislature approved use
of the injection last year. Only one other
condemned prisoner in the nation
Charlie Brooks of Texas has been ex
ecuted by injection.
Hutchins was convicted ; in 1979 on
two counts of first-degree murder and
one count of second-degree murder for
the May 31, 1979, rifle slayings of two
Rutherford County deputy sheriffs and
a Highway Patrol officer.
Meanwhile, death penalty opponents
swung into action with protests against
the execution. Two groups held news
conferences, and an attorney wrote
Hunt seeking to delay Hutchins' death.
Leo Rubert, a member of North
Carolinians Against the Death Penalty,
said the group has scheduled a vigil for 4
p.m. Thursday in . front of the
Governor's Office. The vigil will be
followed by a service at the Sacred Heart
Cathedral in Raleigh at 7:30. Another
vigil in front of Central Prison is
scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Friday.
Rubert said she hopes the vigils "will
make the Governor realize there are
many people in North Carolina who op
pose the death penalty and that there are
valid reasons for being opposed."
Melani McAlister, a UNC senior and
a Campus Y member, is publicizing the
vigils and is organizing carpools to
Raleigh on Thursday. She said interested
students should sign up in the Campus Y
and should indicate whether they will be
able to drive. Groups will leave at 3:30
p.m., 4 and 4:30, she said.
McAlister also is publicizing a vigil in
front of the Chapel Hill Post Office on
Franklin Street from noon to 1 p.m.
"We are putting more emphasis on the
noon rally in Chapel Hill because many
people will find it difficult to make the
trip to Raleigh."
She added there was no way to
estimate the number of people who
would attend because it has been so long
since the death penalty was an issue in
"We're not going to stop this execu
tion," McAlister said, "but it is a way of
showing that people are concerned."
Hutchins' 41-year-old wife, Geneva
Hutchins, had no comment on the
Supreme Court ruling, her daughter Lisa
said in a telephone interview from their
"I'm not too enthused about killing
anybody, but I don't know how he felt
about killing those officers either," said
Rutherford County Sheriff Damon
Huskey, whose brother Roy, a deputy
sheriff, was among the victims. "God
have mercy on his soul. That's all I can
Joe Cheshire, the defense attorney who
appeared before Collier, presented an
affidavit from a Winston-Salem
psychiatrist saying that Hutchins was in
sane at the time of the killings and was
Cheshire said after the hearing he was
disappointed a new trial wasn't granted
but was "heartened by the fact that Col
lier is thinking about the sanity issue."
"I don't have any problem with Dr.
Gross examining our client," . said
Cheshire. "We believe that this is the first
step toward saving Mr. Hutchins' life."
Co-op aims to offer low-cost,
high-quality food alternative
By LISA BRANTLEY
Do granolas, herbal teas, organic fruit
juices, whole-grain pastas and bean curd
(tofu) bring to mind the high prices of
chic health food stores? Chances are that
you're paying more for these products
than you should be, say the members of
the newly reorganized Community Food
Cooperative on 108 Main St. in Carr
boro. The Community Co-op is an approxi
mately 200-member bulk-buying club
whose main goal, members say, is to pro
vide an inexpensive, high-quality alterna
tive to regular retail food purchasing.
"Almost without fail, everything that is
carried is 13 to 12 the price of other
stores because we make no profit and
there is no overhead," said Jerry Dia
mond, a Community Co-op board
member. "That way we can sell things for
only a little bit over wholesale."
The Community Co-op requires an in
itial $25 membership fee that entitles the
holder to shop there. Previously,
members were also required to work oc
casionally to tend the store, but this re
quirement has been reviewed. Now work
ing in the store is voluntary, and volun
teers receive a further discount on food
prices over regular members.
The Community Co-op is now in its
fifth year. It started out as a small venture
between several families, with a house
. serving as a weekly central pick-up point
for the food Since then the co-op has
moved into larger quarters, increased
membership and established regular store
hours. The Community Co-op is open
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and
Fridays. A salaried store manager has
been employed to provide what Diamond
calls "a constant, knowledgeable source
about the foods we sell."
The co-op's specialties are mainly
staple items, and it does not carry canned
or frozen foods. "We don't have meat or
many dairy products because they require
lots of refrigeration," said Diamond. The
store's inventory includes beans, grains,
nuts, dried fruits, vegetable oils, spices,
herbs, juices, eggs, soaps and thvse!
I he most popular piouucu ot mc co-op
are their varied selection of cheeses,'
raisins, and a special brand of peanut
butter that contains no artificial ad
ditives, he said.
Co-op members have no minimum or
maximum buying limits, and the co-op
welcomes bulk orders from individuals
and non-profit organizations. In the past,
the co-op has handled bulk food orders
for groups such as the Chapel Hill YM
CA as well as for individual members
who find it convenient to buy in large
quantities. "My husband and I like being
able to buy in bulk," said co-op member
Susan Hodges. "We make ail our own
bread and buy a 25-lb. bag of flour at a
Co-op members said they recently con
ducted comparison-shopping tests with
such stores as Harris-Teeter, Fowler's,,
A&P and Harmony Farms and Sunrise
Market and found that most of their
prices were considerably lower. Diamond
said the most dramatic difference was in
the cost of spices. "In a supermarket a
two- to three-ounce tin of the average
spice costs about $1, whereas at the co-op
you never pay more than twenty to thirty
cents for the same thing," he said.
Students make up only about 25 per
cent of the co-op's membership, Dia
mond and Hodges said, but members
hope to get a new wave of students now
that there are no mandatory work re
quirements a factor that they speculate
kept students from remaining active in
the co-op in the past. ,
Hodges said she sees a real opportunity
for the growth of food cooperatives in the
"Lots of food co-ops started in the six
ties with good idealistic ideas, but times
change and people develop different
priorities," she said. "What we have is an
alternate system that doesn't go through
big corporations or lots of packaging. At
the co-op you've not paying for fancy
packaging and displays, but for good
food, and you're spending a lot less for
The co-op will be holding a general
meeting and potluck dinner on Jan. 15 at
5 p.m. at the Chapel of the Cross on
Franklin Street for people interested in
joining the organization.