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Copyright 1984 The Daily Tar Heel. All rights reserved.
Volume 91, Issue 129
Thursday, February 9, 1984
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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UNC to spend
$650,000 on dorm
fire alarm systems
By STEVE FERGUSON
UNC will spend about $650,000 on updating fire alarm
systems in North Campus residence halls and installing systems
in South Campus halls this spring, according to Russell Perry,
associate director of operations of University Housing.
State building codes were revised two years ago and required
the fire alarm system improvements, Perry said. "We want to
make sure our students are absolutely as safe as they can be," he
Work on the improvements include:
Installing a fire alarm pull-box, horn and smoke detector
system in each suite hall, common area, kitchen and outside
area in South Campus -dormitories, including Craige, Ehr
inghaus, Hinton James and Morrison.
Installing power generators in each of the South Campus
dorms that would automatically turn on in case of a power
outage. They would provide the core area of those buildings
with lighting, plus lighting on each wing of the buildings.
Updating the North Campus fire alarm systems in
Winston, Carr, Cobb, Connor and Joyner. These will be im
proved with the "latest, state-of-the-art systems," Perry said.
The University saw the' need for the improved fire systems
before the state building code change came about, said Steve
Flury, University fire and safety officer. "The heed for a fire
alarm system and smoke detectors is kind of obvious whether
it's on paper or not," Flury said.
Smoke detectors weren't required in the 1960s when the South
Campus dorms were built, Flury said. Building codes change
from year to year, and UNC is keeping pace with safety code re
quirements, he said.
"It's something you're constantly dealing with, particularly
when you have older facilities," said Wayne Kuncl, director of
"We've made efforts throughout the years to improve life
safety," Flurry said.
The existing systems are functional, but aren't as reliable or
sensitive as the new equipment that is being installed, according
The new systems will improve the safety of students in the
dormitories involved, Flury said. .
"In general, if a fire developed to a point where it was a fairlv
large fire, there might be a danger to those on South Campus,"
he said. "The danger is in not having a means to warn
everybody simultaneously." ,
Smaller fires are more easily isolated in South Campus
residence halls, since hallways are external and smoke can filter
itself to the outside-according to, Hury. ; IrrprthCampus
dorms, smoke can trap in the hallways, he said.
"There's a risk of fire in any building," Flury said, but occu
pant safety can be increased by smoke detectors, which are
especially useful at night and during the early stages of a fire.
The state insurance department and the UNC fire and safety
office work jointly in inspecting residence halls and recommen
ding improvements, Flury said. He described the improvements
as "top priority."
There will only be a four- to five-hour period when no alarm
system is in effect in the North Campus dormitories when swit
ching from the old system to the new, Perry said.
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An unidentified man pauses along the railroad tracks near Highway 86 on a recent foggy
morning. Luckily for him, no trains were passing through the desolate stretch, leaving the
man alone with his thoughts until the day's activities commenced.
Ketch helps students enjoy jazz
By MARYMELDA HALL
Editor's Note: This is the second in a
series of stories on UNC faculty.
Ever wondered about all the fuss over
all that jazz?
If so, Professor James Ketch is the man
Ketch teaches Music 45 (jazz history),
jazz improvisation, and trumpet, directs
the UNC Jazz Band and "coaches" three
Jazz Combos. He also teaches clinics for
junior and senior high school students, as
well as performing with the Jim Ketch
So what does a busy music professor
do in his spare time?
"Play the trumpet," he said with a
grin. "My hobbies are related to my pro
fession the trumpet and jazz. In my
free time I practice, and in the summer I
might attend jazz camps."
Ketch also finds time to work in the
yard and he likes to do "little stuff" with
his two children Katie, 6, and Megan,
18 months. And are they musical like
their father? "Katie's started on the
violin, but she doesn't practice too
much," Ketch said. As for Megan, she
settles for "singing."
Although not an athlete himself. Ketch
is a great fan of UNC athletics. "I'm a
basketball nut," he said. "My heart stop
ped just like everyone elses' when Kenny
Smith feU (January 29 in the UNC-LSU
Ketch grew up in Evanston, 111., and
started playing the trumpet in the fourth
grade. "In school, we would all go to the
music classroom, and the band director
showed us the instruments. Then we
ordered the one we wanted," he explain
ed. Ketch later moved to Terre Haute,
Ind., where he continued playing. "I was
lucky, because all 'my directors were
trumpeters," he said. In the. seventh
grade he studied with a symphony direc
tor. "He really made me work," Ketch
said. "I wasn't a virtuoso or anything,
but he had me playing selections that
students here would find challenging."
Ketch continued his education at In
diana State University, then obtained his
master's degree at the University of Il
linois in 1976. He taught at Southern
Utah for a year before joining the UNC
faculty in 1977.
Ketch said he'd always planned to
teach, even though he did once have
other thoughts. "When I was a senior in
college, I though about playing profes
sionally," he said. VI even had a friend
send me the Las Vegas paper for a couple
Then, five weeks before graduation, he
met his future wife. "So it was on to grad
school instead of serenading cactuses like
all the other unemployed musicians in
Las Vegas," he said with a laugh. "I'm
happy I met her; she saved me a lot of
frustration. Teaching's just my niche."
His students seem to feel the same way.
"His enthusiasm for music is
contagious," said Lori Turnbull, a senior
economics major currently enrolled in
Music 45. "Even if you're like me and
can't do anything but turn on a radio,
you can still learn. It's just a lot of fun."
In addition to teaching classes, Ketch,
along with the UNC Jazz Band, has been
preparing for the 7th Annual UNC-CH
Jazz Festival, to be held Feb. 17-18.
Ketch, who is also performing in a jazz
recital March 13, will direct the UNC
"We're especially excited about perfor
ming in Memorial Auditorium on Satur
day, Feb. 18 at 8 o'clock," he said with a
grin. "We want people to go to the ball
game that afternoon, go home and eat
dinner, then come back for a free con
Ketch will also appear, in concert with
the Jim Ketch Quintet during this festival.
The Quintet formed about three years
ago. "We wanted an avenue to play some
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jazz," Ketch explained, "and the per
sonalities just met well." The Quintet has
played jazz concerts, wedding receptions,
a stint at the Hotel Europa, at the Art .
School in Carrboro and the Jazz Plaza in
"This fall, the Arts Council in Fayet
teville invited us to appear in the Jubila
tion T. Jazz Festival they were hosting.
We spent two days in the public schools
performing," Ketch said. The, Quintet
also had concerts at colleges in Virginia
' See KETCH on page 3
The Associated Press
BEIRUT, Lebanon The giant guns
of the battleship New Jersey pounded the
rebel-held hills beyond Beirut Wednes
day, in a thundering barrage that brought
the United States in firmly on the govern
ment side in Lebanon's civil war.
On Beirut's southern edge, meanwhile,
1,400 U.S. Marines waited for orders sen
ding them back to their ships offshore,
under President Reagan's announcement
Tuesday that the Marines would be with
drawn from their perilous position in the
The small British contingent in the
multinational Beirut peacekeeping force
pulled out Wednesday, and Italy ordered
a gradual withdrawal of its troops.
Lebanon's U.S. -backed Christian
president, Amin Gemayel, also appeared
to be in an increasingly precarious spot.
His army's 6th Brigade declared it was
defecting to the side of the Moslem
rebels, who held Moslem-populated west
The New Jersey opened up with its
16-inch guns the biggest afloat at
1:25 p.m. after artillery shells began rain
ing down on Christian east Beirut and
around suburban Yarze, near the U.S.
ambassador's residence and Gemayel's
. presidential palace.
"The USS New Jersey is firing 16-inch
guns at targets in Syrian-controlled areas
of Lebanon which have been firing on the
city of Beirut," said Marine Maj. Dennis
Brooks, a U.S. military spokesman.
"She is firing as directed by the presi
dent's statement of last night."
Reagan; in his policy statement Tues
day, said the U.S. Navy would provide
"naval gunfire and air support against
any unit firing into greater Beirut from
parts of Lebanon controlled by Syria."
He said such attackers would "no longer
have sanctuary from which to bombard
Beirut at will."
-.Until - now, U.S. gunships and war
planes generally hit orlly rebel units
suspected of firing on the Marines at
Beirut radio reports said Wednesday's
shelling of east Beirut came from artillery
positions of anti-government Druse leftist
forces in central mountain areas occupied
by the Syrian army. The right-wing Chris
tian Voice of Lebanon radio said two
people were killed and 60 wounded in the
bombardment of Christian areas.
The New Jersey's guns knocked out 30
Druse artillery batteries in an area stretch
ing from Baissour, southeast of the air
port, to Chtaura, on the Beirut
Damascus highway 22 miles east of the
capital, the Christian radio claimed.
The official Syrian news agency said
"tens" of Lebanese, including women
and children, were killed by U.S. Navy's
"barbaric bombardment" of the hill
An unnamed Syrian military spokes
man was quoted as saying the naval shell
ing represented an "escalation of the acts
of premeditated aggression against the
The Druse radio station said the
Lebanese army also shelled the Druse
village of Shweifat, southeast of Beirut
airport, killing 25 people.
Late Wednesday night, the reverbera
ting blasts from the New Jersey still
shook this battered city. From the
shoreline, flames could be seen flaring
hundreds of feet from the gun barrels as
they fired the half-ton shells into the dis
tant hills. The shelling of east Beirut also
continued into the night.
The latest explosion in Lebanon's on
off civil war came last Thursday, and
within four days Walid Jumblatt's Druse
fighters and the militiamen of Nabih
Berri's Shiite Moslem movement, Amal,
had taken over west Beirut, driving
Gemayel's Lebanese army and its Chris
tian militiamen allies into th& city's
Thousands of army troops, especially
Moslems, had refused to fight. The 6th
Brigade commander, Brig. Gen. Lutfi
Jaber, declared Wednesday he was taking
his unit to the Druse-Moslem side.
In west Beirut Wednesday, Shiite
militiamen smashed up at least a half
dozen bars and stores selling liquor in an
apparent effort to enforce the Islamic
prohibition of alcohol.
Beirut state radio later broadcast an
Amal statement calling on the militiamen
to get off the streets and leave law en
forcement to the police. Berri said he
would not tolerate "any behavior dis
torting our victory."
Under Reagan's withdrawal announce
ment, 500 Marines are to return to their
ships over the next month, and the others
will be pulled out in phases.
Marine spokesman Brooks said orders
with a withdrawal timetable had not ar
rived, but the young Marines dug in at the
airport were clearly excited.
SG to hold mock elections
to raise interest in politics
By MARK STINNEFORD
Hoping to whet student interest in state
and national politics, Student Govern
ment is organizing a mock election to be
held Feb. 14, the same day as cam
Students will get a chance to state their
preference in the battle for the U.S.
Senate seat from North Carolina and in
the presidential race, said Richard Bat
chelder, chairman of the Executive
Branch National Affairs Committee.
Students participating in the mock
election will be polled for their choice in
the Senate race between Sen. Jesse Helms
and Gov. James B. Hunt Jr.
Students also will be asked to pick their
favorite among Democratic presidential
candidates Reuben Askew, Alan
Cranston, John Glenn, Gary Hart,
Ernest Hollings, Jesse Jackson, George
McGovern and Walter Mondale. The
voters then will be asked whether they
favor their Democratic choice or Presi
dent Ronald Reagan.
"When students are so busy with elec
tions on a campus level, it's kind of nice
to put things in perspective with the na
tional level," Batchelder said.
Balloting for the mock election will be
held from noon until 5 p.m. Tuesday at
the Union, Y-Court, Morrison, the Scut
tlebutt and Hamilton Hall. Voting sites
will be separate from campus election
polling places in those areas. Any
registered UNC student may vote in the
mock election, Batchelder said.
Batchelder said he hoped the mock
election would encourage students to
register to vote before the actual primary
"The students historically, since they
got the right to vote, have been the worst
turnout group of any age group," he
said. "We're trying to get them interested
in national elections, which are so impor
tant. "We're trying to get students involved
even if it's only on the most basic level of
going out to vote."
Batchelder predicted Hunt would win
overwhelmingly in the mock election for
the Senate and Reagan would get a ma
jority of the votes for president. Mondale
should be the top vote-getter among the
See MOCK on page 6
BSM endorses Exum, Manuel, Stafford, Conner
. :: fan
OTHZane A. Saunders
'DTH' editor candidates: John Conway speaks at a BSM forum
Wednesday as Christine Manuel (ngnt) and proxy for Jeff Hiday listen.
By DICK ANDERSON
The Black Student Movement Wednesday evening en
dorsed James Exum for student body president, Chris
tian Manuel for Daily Tar Heel editor, Mark Stafford
for Residence Hall Association president and Will Con
ner for Carolina Athletic Association president.
"Exum talked about issues that were realistic (during
the BSM forum Wednesday)," said Black Ink Editor
Gwen Hailey, a BSM Central Committee member. "His
voting record throughout his career in student govern
ment has proven that he supports the goals and pro
grams of the BSM.
"Manuel was more aware of the issues affecting black
students, such as the fate of Upendo Lounge," Hailey
said. "She expressed a sincere interest in presenting a
well-rounded student perspective in the DTH.
"Stafford was interested in getting black student input
on the issue of residence hall integration," Hailey said.
"Conner presented a very clear and straightforward
During the Wednesday night forum sponsored by
Students Effectively Establishing a Democratic System,
student body presidential candidates Exum, Greg Hecht,
Paul Parker, Chip Medlin Susan Gaddy and Frank
Winstead jointly signed a letter to SEEDS stating that
they did not seek the group's endorsement. The can
didates originally had planned not to attend the SEEDS
forum at all.
"While we feel that SEEDS is a valuable organization
on campus For students to get involved in independent of
student government," Gaddy read, "at the same time we
do not feel that some of the national and international
goals represent our interests.
"So as not to be misrepresented by associating our
views with your interests,, we do not seek your endorse
ment, though we do feel a responsibility to address our
views to your constituents and students that attend the
forum," she read.
Write-in candidate Mark Dal ton declined to attend the
SEEDS forum, and instead sent a letter expressing sen
timents similar to the other candidates'.
The forum was marked by heated exchanges between
the candidates and SEEDS constituents over SEEDS
"You have a tainted' view of the political position you
talk about," Hecht said.
Parker recommended a "negative check-off system
students can decide if they want to fund SEEDS as an
organization." Parker added that students he had talked
to would take the matter to the student Supreme Court if
SEEDS were funded.
SEEDS member Marshall Miles said he thought the
forum successfully brought to light the key issue that
SEEDS is raising. "We felt they (the candidates) did not
satisfactorily respond to the issue,", he said.
Most candidates specifically addressed minority con
cerns in their opening remarks at the BSM forum.
"Minority problems need to be addressed by
minorities," Dalton said. "Attitudinal, not structural"
changes are needed in student housing, he said. "I've
found for the most part that blacks do want to live on
South Campus," he said.
Exum' said that he had marched for more women and
minority faculty hiring, that he had been woiking to
See FORUMS on page 6