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Serving the students and the University community since 1893 '
Volume 91, Issue 148
Thursday, March 15, 1984
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By WAYNE THOMPSON
As the May 8 Democratic primary
draws nearer, two candidates for the 4th
District congressional seat are stepping up
their efforts to be accessible to voters.
Incumbent Rep. Ike Andrews of Cary
says he's made every effort to talk to con
stituents during his 11 years in Congress
and would continue to do so if re-elected.
Challenger Howard Lee, former mayor of
Chapel Hill, says he would devote more
time to 4th District residents than Andrews
"I certainly think I could arrange to be
in the (4th District) office once every two
weeks," Lee said. And he said he would
announce in news releases the specific
times he would be in his district office.
In a telephone interview from his
Washington office this week, Andrews
said he had not failed to come home to
Cary every weekend in the last 1 1 years.
"I haven't played golf or tennis. I've
met with anyone who wanted to see me,"
"AH members of Congress face this
issue in every race. It's a double-edged
sword. If you spend a lot of time in the
district, your opponent says why aren't
you in Washington. If you spend a lot of
time in Washington, they want to know
why you're not in the district. Whichever
way you do it, you get criticized."
The question of whether Andrews
spends enough time in the 4th District has
become a central issue in Lee's campaign.
On Feb. 6, Lee mailed a letter to Andrews
and his other primary opponent, John
Winters Jr. of Raleigh, asking them to
discuss the issues at forums in each of the
district's five counties. Winters accepted,
but Andrews refused. Lee said that was
more evidence that Andrews was neglec
ting the district.
"Congressman Andrews' unwillingness
to come out and discuss the issues and
meet me before the public, I think, is un
fortunate for himself, and in my opinion,
is certainly a disservice to the constituen
cies we're trying to serve," Lee said.
In an interview published Feb. 17 in The
Daily Tar Heel, Lee said, "Accessibility is
an issue." Lee also said Andrews had only
one office in the distrct, located in Cary.
But two weeks earlier, Andrews had
opened an office at 1777 Durham Blvd. in
Chapel Hill, in addition to an existing of
fice in Asheboro.
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RALEIGH Convicted murderer James W.
Hutchins has asked his attorneys not to proceed
with appeals aimed at delaying his execution set for
2 a.m. Friday, defense attorney Joseph B. Cheshire
Cheshire said Hutchins realized a new appeal to
the U.S. Supreme Court would be "frivolous on his
"He wants to be in control of his destiny. He
wants to be at peace. He wants to have dignity at the
end. He doesn't want them to have the opportunity
to say no to him again," Cheshire said after meeting
for about 15 minutes with Gov. Jim Hunt.
Cheshire said he discussed with Hunt the
possibility of commuting Hutchins' sentence, but
Hunt gave no indication of what he would do.
Cheshire said he believed the governor will have a
decision fairly quickly today.
Cheshire said he gave Hunt a 25- to 30-page peti
' tion for clemency signed by more than a dozen peo
ple, including members of Hutchins' family.
Cheshire said Hutchins knew he was going to see the
"Mr. Hutchins asked we not beg the governor,
and we have not begged the governor," Cheshire
Cheshire said he probably would say goodbye to
Hutchins today if the governor does not commute
the sentence, but would not stay to witness the ex
ecution. Cheshire said Hutchins first asked him to drop
the appeals Tuesday and repeated his request
Wednesday, despite hours of discussions with his at
torneys about legal options still available. .
Another defense attorney, Thomas Manning,
spent about an hour and a half with Hutchins Tues
day night to discuss legal remedies still available.
Cheshire said Hutchins repeated his hope that at
torneys would not pursue the appeals.
"All his friends pleaded with him, but they
respect his decision," Cheshire said.
Although Cheshire strongly opposes the death
penalty, he said he felt comfortable with Hutchins'
decision because, "I don't think there's a chance in
the world the Supreme Court will stay his case."
"I will think about this matter tonight and an-.
nounce a decision tomorrow," Hunt said,. "You
seek help from every source you can get it, including
help by prayer."
But, Hunt said, a governor should not lightly go
against what the law says and what the courts have
decided. He said the only legal issue remaining for
him to consider, is the fairness of selecting only
jurors who support the death penalty.
He said a number of religious issues had been
raised by ministers in meetings this week. "I feel
very strongly that you ought to have the greatest
respect for the courts.'. . I don't think you'd lightly
go against what those have done."
Hutchins Wednesday drank coffee, read a
newspaper, watched television and slept in his stark
Central Prison cell a few paces from the chamber
where he is scheduled to die by lethal injection.
He read through the nine letters delivered to him
and was visited by the prison chaplain, psychologist
and warden. He also met with his attorneys and
several death penalty opponents.
"Hutchins is in a very good mood," said Patty
McQuillan, a Department of Correction
spokeswoman. "He is very talkative." .
A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court
of Appeals in Richmond, Va., Tuesday dimmed
Hutchuis' prospects of escaping execution by
unanimously rejecting the latest appeal.
Appeals already have been rejected by U.S.
District- Judge Woodrow Jones and the state
Hutchins had been scheduled to die Jan. 13, but
his attorneys won a stay just 40 minutes before the
execution deadline. Three days later, the new execu
tion date was set.
Hunt met this week with clergymen on both sides
of the issue and a group of lawmen led by Ruther
ford County Sheriff Damon Huskey, whose brother
Roy was among Hutchins' victims.
Meanwhile, a leader of the United Church of
Christ Commission on Racial Justice criticized Hunt
for supporting the death penalty and said blacks will
remember that when they vote in November.
Hunt is a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat now
held by Republican Jesse Helms.
The Rev. Leon White of Raleigh, field director
for the commission, said the death penalty "has
been and will be used principally against black and
powerless people and that it will undermine the
foundation of human rights and black liberation."
White said blacks would be turning their backs on
the death penalty- issue by supporting - Hunt's can
didacy but he said he holds little hope that Hunt will
save Hutchins from execution.
"I don't know why Howard Lee said we
had only one office in the district," Joan
Ewing, Andrews' administrative assistant
in Washington, said recently. "I'm sure he
knows we have offices in Asheboro and
now also in Chapel Hill." .
The 4th District includes Orange, Wake,
Chatham, Franklin and Randolph counties.
Lee said his statement about Andrews'
district offices was a mistake. "I knew it
(that Andrews had more than one office)
at the time, but I was just thinking of the
one he had in Cary," he said.
, Since Andrews' re-election in 1982, Lee
said he had urged the congressman to open
See 4th DISTRICT on page 4
Vigil, march planned in Raleigh ;
death penalty opponents to attend
Student groups get funds
CGC dips below limit in finance laws
By BEN PERKOWSKI
The Campus Governing Council Wednesday might approved a
proposal by the Finance Committee that Student Government
receive $1,619 to cover anticipated expenses for the rest of the
Although Student Government treasury laws state the combin
ed funds of Student Government in cash at the Student Activities
Fund Office and in investment should never fall below $40,000,
the funds are below that amount. According to CGC Speaker
Reggie Holley, there will be very limited funds available until the
end of the semester. He cited last year's Spring Concert and its
monetary loss as a reason for the lack of funding.
Student Body President Paul Parker said the CGC last term
tentatively decided the funding could go below the $40,000 limit.
An official ruling has not been made on the issue. Parker said
Student Government was still "safe" and would not go bankrupt.
On May 15, he said, money left over from the organizations will
be returned to the fund because groups cannot keep last year's
money after they have been appropriated money for next year.
Parker said the money appropriated to Student Government
would be used to pay for basic operating costs and to start work
on various projects promised during the campaign.
Parker said some projects expected to begin -this semester in
clude: a National Savings Card, which would give students re
duced prices on food, entertainment, etc.; a voter registration
drive April 2-6; work on restructuring the hours at the new Davis
Library; and a project co-sponsored with ARA Food Services to
increase student employment and wages with the food service.
The CGC also voted 18-2 to give $1 ,800 to the Phoenix to con
tinue the productions of the publication through the fiscal year
Greg Smith, Phoenix editor, said his new administration had
inherited a bad financial situation from the last administration
and needed the funding now or there would be no Phoenix next
Smith said the money would allow him to continue work on
improving the quality and depth of the publication.. "We want to
make the Phoenix into something that will last," he said. "We
feel we have shown that we deserve the funding and are worth a
shot in the future."
CGC representative Tim Newman (District 11) said, "The
Phoenix has, in the last few publications, shown itself to be a
quality publication deserving of this bare subsistence to continue
The CGC also agreed td give the Carolina Course Review
$2,800 for the printing costs of the pre-registratiori issue to come
out this April; The UNC administration recently decided to pay
for all expenses for the Course Review other than printing costs.
Reid Turner, business manager for the Carolina Course
Review, said without the money the course review would not have
published this semester.
Several CGC members pointed out that graduate students,
which comprise one-third of the student population, are not ade
quately covered by the publication.
CGC representative John Reed (District 6) said the problem
could be corrected as far as the medical school was concerned.
"The problem is that no one has asked the faculty," he said.
' "The information is there; students have already filled out course
Turner said the graduate school programs would not be includ
ed in the issue to come out this April, but there is a good chance it
will be done in the future. "Given the compatibility between the
. undergraduate and graduate programs there is a good possibility
the graduate schools will be included in the future," he said. '
The CGC voted 23-1 to amend an article of the Student
Judicial Governance which would make it an offense of the
See CGC on page 2
By TOM CONLON
A vigil, followed by a silent march in
Raleigh, has been planned for tonight in
response to convicted killer James W.
Hutchins' scheduled, execution Friday
The vigil will begin at 8 p.m. at the
Church of the Good Shepherd in Raleigh,
to be followed by the march from the
church to Central Prison. Melani
McAlister, a UNC campus organizer of
Students Against the Death Penalty and a
volunteer for Amnesty International, said
another vigil is scheduled outside Central
Prison until the execution is over at 2 a.m.
Death penalty opponents have taken the
opportunity to gain support for their
"The death penalty is not an issue
restricted to a single state, but as a national
precedent - it's something we're con
cerned about when it happens in any
state," McAlister said Wednesday.
"Whether Hutchins dies or not, we will
stay involved on the issue by educating the
public and lobbying on the death penalty
McAlister, a UNC senior from New
London, N.C., said there was more sup
port against the death penalty among col
lege students than among the general
Andrew Balgarnie, a sophomore from
Great Britain and a member of Students
Against the Death Penalty, said the United
States is the only Western nation still
allowing capital punishment.
"Capital punishment is an ethical issue
and a question of sanctity of human life,"
Balgarnie said Wednesday. "If you look at
it from a practical point of view, deter
rence by death doesn't work. Statistics
show 75 percent of all murders are crimes
of passion and not premeditated. Keeping
that in mind, one must ask how useful the
death penalty is as a deterrent."
Balgarnie said Hutchins' only hope for
life would be for Gov. Jim Hunt to grant a
reprieve, but he was doubtful Hutchins
would receive one. "Gov. Hunt is too in
terested in getting elected to the U.S.
Senate than to jeopardize his chances of
making a decision unpopular to public
opinion polls." '..
Recent public opinion polls have shown
that as much as 80 percent, of North
Carolinians favor the death penalty.
Hutchins, convicted in 1979 of killing
three law enforcement officers in Ruther
ford. County, was granted a last-minute
stay of execution by the 4th U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals on Jan. 13. Three days
later, a new execution date was set for
March 16 in compliance with a state law
that requires new executions be scheduled
between 60 and 90 days after a stay is
Robert L. Farb, an associate professor
at the UNC Institute of Government, said
a new bill may be introduced in the June
session of the N.C. General Assembly that
would remove the 60 to 90 day period.
"Before 1981, a new execution date
automatically was scheduled for the third
Friday of the month if a stay was lifted,"
Farb said. "General Statute 15-194, in
troduced by (Rep.) Dan Blue (D-Wake),
now states a court hearing must follow the
lifting of a stay and that a new date of ex
ecution must be set no earlier than 60 days
and no later than 90 days."
Farb said the new bill to be introduced
probably would allow for a new execution
date as soon as practical, providing there
was no further stay in a given case.
Would-be policemen might find it rough in town 's
new training program set up to get rookies in shape
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By BETH OWNLEY
Chapel Hill police officers are getting
For the first time, rookies in the Chapel
Hill Police Department training program
must pass a physical training course in
addition to their regular 17-week training
course. Ten men and three women are in
volved in the program, which began Jan.
16 and will end in late June.
Maj. Arnold Gold, the instructor for
the physical training course, said the pro
gram was started because police depart
ment officials realized that public safety,
which includes fighting fires and ad
ministering cardiopulmonary resuscita
tion, required officers to be physically fit.
Often, however, officers get in poor
physical condition from bad eating habits
and sitting in a squad car all day, Gold
"The basic program deals with jogging,
calisthenics and weight training," Gold
said. He said the program was designed to
increase heart and lung capacity because a
stronger cardiovascular system would help
officers cope with' the stresses of police
The physical training program is held
five days a week after the recruits have
finished their day's training in classroom,
field, driver and self-defense courses.
Gold said that the recruits have had
favorable reactions to the fitness program.
"They feel they've made progress," he
Lt. Tom Snipes of the . Chapel Hill
Police Department said Chapel Hill police
trainees must complete all aspects of the
training program in order to be certified.
Several area police departments require
their recruits to pass the regular program
within one year after being hired, but only
recruits in the Chapel Hill Police Depart
ment are required to go through the fitness
program, Snipes said.
They may look like any other aerobics class, but they're really police rookies in training. The Chapel Hill
Police decided that some of its officers may be getting out of shape.