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Volume 92, Issue 3
Allison pleads guilty to
By MELANIE WELLS
HILLSBOROUGH Danny Nathan
Allison, 22, of Chapel Hill, pleaded guilty
Tuesday morning to 1 1 charges stemming
from a series of sexual assaults of five
UNC women students between March 5
and June 14, 1983.
Superior Court Judge E. Lynn
Johnson sentenced Allison to four life
sentences for four charges of first-degree
burglary; four 20-year sentences for four
charges of second-degree sexual assault;
and three 10-year sentences for charges of
larceny and felonious breaking and enter
ing. Allison's case was scheduled for a
retrial this week after Johnson was forced
to declare a mistrial in February in a case
centering on two of the charges; the jury
remained divided 7-5 after almost eight
hours of deliberation. In the case, Allison
was charged with breaking into a UNC
student's room in Morrison residence hall
June 5 and sexually assaulting her.
District Attorney Wade Barber said he
spoke with officials about terms he would
agree to after Robert Mahler, public
defender for Allison, suggested a plea
Tuesday morning the negotiated agree
ment was extended in court. "I think this
is one of those cases of many com
promises that hurts both sides," Mahler
said. "The shoe fits, but it pinches a little
Mahler said Allison will serve one life
sentence, which is generally regarded as
20 years. In 10 years he will be eligible for
parole. "Considering the potential for
eight consecutive life sentences, chances
are that he may get released at a time
when he is still young," he said.
Allison was arrested on Aug. 6, 1983
for attempting to enter a Foxcroft apart
ment. At the time, he was under
Mondale beats Hart in Illinois primary
Tbe Associated Press
CHICAGO Walter F. Mondale de
feated Sen. Gary Hart Tuesday night in
the Illinois primary proving ground of
the former vice president's claim to a
comeback in the race for the Democratic
"A good win," Mondale said.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson of Chicago was
running third in the prelude to a string of
big-state primaries that will determine
who really owns the front-runner mantle.
"I don't consider tonight's loss that big
a loss," said Hart, insisting he'd win the
nomination anyhow but not this
Nonetheless, he congratulated Mon
dale on winning "a significant primary."
"I think perhaps if we'd had another
week we could perhaps have won," the
Colorado senator said. However, pre
election polls showed that Mondale had
surged in recent days, not the other way
By AMY BRANEN
Sorority members voted Tuesday to .
support recommended changes in sorori
ty rush procedure proposed by the
Julie Beaver, Panhell president, said
rush this fall will be held over two or three
weekends to avoid having rush activities
on school nights. "We are trying to keep
rush away from school work as much as
possible," Beaver said.
Last Thursday, 42 women including
sorority presidents, rush chairmen and
Panhell executives attended a meeting
in which two proposals were madeyThey
decided rush would eilther be held during
orientation, in which case freshmen
would not be allowed to rush, or two
weeks after orientation with activities on
ly on weekends. The vote was lO'i to 3 Vi
for the weekend plan.
Beaver said the changes were suggested
because of concern for the freshmen
rushees. "We were concerned about their
adjustment in the dormitories and par
ticipation in the orientation activities.
Also, we wanted academics to be their
top priority," she said.
The council was also concerned that
most freshman rushees would not be 19.
Alcohol is served at many rush activities,
A spokesman from Chi Omega Sorori
ty said the Chi O's voted tor the two
weekend plan. "We feel that freshmen
ought to be able to choose whether they
.want to rush or not. That's the way we've
always felt about it," she said.
Education is a
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Robert Mahler, public defender for
good about Allison's future.
surveillance by the State Bureau of In
vestigation after being identified as a
possible suspect in the series of assaults
A Burlington man gave the police a
description of someone resembling
Allison, who used a Wachovia bank card
stolen from one of the UNC women
Oil June 5, 1983, Allison was accused
o'f breaking into the Morrison residence
hall room of a UNC student. He taped
her eyes and mouth shut, tied her hands
behind her back and sexually assaulted
her. At that time, Allison was leading a
Bible-study group in Morrison. He con
tinued to go there even after he had
assaulted the woman there.
A law. student who worked with the
defense and asked not to be identified
said, that the defense planned a plea
Hart said "loading up of primaries and
:caueuses" caught up with him in Illinois
because he hadn't had enough time to
At his concession news conference,
Hart said he was a political nobody just a
month ago, and that "We've done extra
ordinarily well under the circumstances."
Election-day polls indicated the key to
Mondale' s showing was his lead over
Haft in the Democratic stronghold of
Cook County. Jackson was pulling a
quarter of the vote in his adopted
"I've maintained my self-respect in Il
linois," said Jackson. He called it now a
three-man race that will go down to the
While the presidential preference vote
provided the drama in Illinois, Mondale
was all but assured of victory in the
parallel competition for delegates, and of
another gain in caucuses in his home state
now held only
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The Panhellenic Council was supported by sororities Tuesday in its bid
She said having the activities only on
weekends was a good idea because rush
would be shorter and the girls would have
a good opportunity to look around at dif
ferent houses and get an idea of how
much time they'd be willing to spend with
Kappa Delta sorority members also
voied for the two-weekend plan. "We
were ihe ones who proposed it
means by which
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Wednesday, March 21, 1934
Danny Allison, said he still felt
bargain after a basic analysis of evidence
the state had. "You look at not only the
one trial, but if the case goes to trial 10
times, one loss could mean a life
Mahler said he was informed Monday
night of Allison's decision to plead guilty. .
Although the defense is not planning
an appeal, Mahler said he still has a lot of
hope. He said he planned to stay involved
in the case. "Danny and I have developed
a good, close relationship," he said.
Barber said, "I am pleased that the
defendant has pleaded guilty to these
crimes." He said that when criminals
believe conviction and punishment are
certain, Chapel Hill is a safer community.
At 2 p.m. Tuesday, Allison was still in
Orange County jail, but he will be
transferred to Central Prison in Raleigh.
; The Illinois vote,; with 49 percent of the
precincts repeating,' was: : -Mondale
383,243 or 42 percent.
Hart 307,078 or 34 percent.
Jackson 184,930 or 20 percent.
The primary capped a week that had all
three contenders dealing not only with the
traditional issues of a campaign, but also
the Byzantine world of Chicago politics.
Mondale had support from the mostly
white Cook County Democratic organi
zation and hoped it would not hurt him
among blacks. Jackson had support
but not an endorsement from Mayor
At stake were 171 delegates to the
Democratic nominating convention next
summer, the largest prize so far in the
election year. But more than that, Hart
and Mondale were angling for momen
tum in the other industrial states to
follow, Connecticut, New York and
Pennsylvania over the next three weeks.
originally," member Anne Reynolds said
"We did want to include freshmen, but
we also wanted to go along with the ad
ministration in not interrupting orienta
tion." k ' .
Beaver also said sororities would not
put on traditional skits for rushees this
fall. "We want to emphasize interaction
between the sisters and the rushees," she
said. "We would also like them to get to
know each other, but not in a superficial
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
ST V loa
By JIM ZOOK
Chances are good that Student Televi
sion will get its loan approved by the
Campus Governing Council despite re
cent complications concerning the legality
of the loan's original passage, Patricia
Wallace,, chairperson for the CGC's
Rules and Judiciary Committee, " said
"As far as I can see, we're going to
have a revote (during a CGC special ses
sion Friday)," she said. "But the chances
of it not going through are pretty small.
"I'd. like a revote to bring up some
New attitudes needed
By VANCE TREFETHEN
American society will have to reshape
its attitudes toward industry and
technological change to maintain a high
standard of living, economist Lester
Thurow said before an audience of about
700 in Memorial Hall Tuesday night.
"The economy we're going to live in
during the next 20 to 25 years will be
-greatly different from the economy of the
U.S. since World War II," Thurow said
in his lecture "The Economic Dimensions
of American Citizenship."
Thurow, a professor of economics at
the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology and a contributing editor and
columnist for Newsweek magazine, has
served on the President's Council of
The major problem with the American
economy today, he said, is that American
industrial productivity is low compared,
with countries the U.S. must compete
"As an economist, the best way to look
at the strength of an economy is to look
at productivity," he said. Higher produc
tivity in Europe and Japan means they
, can capture more of the international
market. . from American industries,
Thurow said'. '
"They can. pay American wages and
still sell, for less than what American pro
ducers can sell for."
In order to improve productivity, he
said Americans must change some basic
misconceptions about the reasons for its
"When you have a problem like that,
the natural human reaction is to deny that
by pollster Harris
Lou Harris will speak at 8
p.m. tonight in Memorial Hall.
Scheduling of the NCAA
Regional semifinals allows
Harris' speech on 'Trends in
Public Opinion about En
vironmental Issues and Elec
tion '84" to be held as schedul
to hold rush only on weekends.
manner, she said.
Rush will also be less formal this fall,
said Beaver. "One idea is to have a
T-shirt round rather than having them get
so dressed up,". she said.'
Members from Alpha , Delta Pi,
however, were in favor of holding rush
during orientation . and excluding
freshmen, a spokesperson for the sorority
said. "Virtually everyone in the house
was for it," she said.
n appears secure
Questions about the loan. We've never
seen a detailed (STY) budget," she said.
Before Friday's vote, however, the
loan must be approved by the Rules and
Judiciary Committee, which is meeting
tonight and will decide whether to pass
the constitution and the by-laws for STV.
The controversy surrounding the issue
concerns Section 4 of Bill of Finance
62-51 of the Treasury Laws. That bill
states that no organization can receive
funds from Student Government without
having a constitution and a set of by-laws
approved by the Rules and Judiciary
The loan was approved Feb. 22 by the
you have a problem," he said.
He said the first misunderstanding
about declines in productivity is the
"Product Cycle" theory. This theory
states that as high-tech industries become
old they decline in the countries that
developed them and move to lesser
developed countries. If this were true, we
should expect the newly developing in
dustries to be doing well in the United
States, Thurow said. He cited several
cases where this is not haDoening..
"Semi-conductors used to be a U.S.
monopoly. But Japan has captured 70
percent of the market. More than one
half of the value added on an IBM com
puter is done abroad. The basic problem
is that when you look at the front end
(new technology), it's hard to say the pro
blem is caused by declining back end (old
technology) industries," Thurow said.'
The second mistaken idea is that
America will prosper by progressing from
a manufacturing economy to a service
oriented economy, he said.
"When. you first look at the data, it
sounds plausible," he said. "What you'll
find its that 37 percent of all those people
(entering service industries) went into
health care. You can't generate a high
standard of living by giving each other
, heart transplants;" Service industries will ;
riot save the American economy, Thurow
said. The basic industries still have to be
viable for service industries to survive.
The British economy helps show what
is happening to the U.S. today, Thurow
"When the British economy went
down the tubes, the people in London
said, It doesn't matter, we'll be the
bankers of the world.' It didn't happen'
While Britain had the highest industrial
productivity and standard of living in the
19th century.it declined and was surpass
ed by the United States around 1900, he
"The question we have to ask ourselves
seriously is: If we come back in the year
2010, will we find our productivity equal
Memorial Hall slides
show hiking exited
By MELISSA HOLLAND
Tonight you can travel from the icy
Yukon of Alaska to the sandy Mexican
border within the confines of the four
walls of Memorial Hall.
Titled "Earth Walk," the multi-screen
slide show follows David and Phil Walker
on an incredible hiking expedition that
lasted 14 months. Eastman Kodak Com
pany sponsored the brothers' trek and is '
also sponsoring the slide show's tour of
680 college campuses.
The show, which is part of the Carolina
Symposium, will run here at 7 p.m. and
9:30 p.m. and admission is free. In addi
tion, the Walker brothers will be available
to answer questions and sign autographs
after the presentation. .
The show is presented here courtesy of
the Carolina Union's Special Interest
Class Committee and features not only
spectacular photography, but also music
by such artists as Pink Floyd, Vangelis,
Jean-Luc Ponty and the Alan Parsons
Project. Orson Welles narrates the sound
track. "Earth Walk" involves nine Kodak
Carousel projectors linked up and cued
by computer-timed signals, and each
show takes 6 hours of set-up time and 27
slide tray changes.
"This is something that will appeal to
outdoor sorts of people, to anyone who's
ever taken pictures and even to students
who have never seen the Western part of
the United States," said Committee
Chairman Laura Kirby.
The Walker brothers made their
journey from June 1974 to August 1975,
all the while shooting countless color
slides. From snowy mountain ranges to
grizzly bears to hang glider pilots in the
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CGC, but the constitution and b lawi
had not been approved.
In other action expected during
tonight's meeting, Wallace said she
would submit a bill to set up a task force
to examine the Student Government Con
stitution, the CGC By-Laws, the
Treasury Laws and the Elections Laws
and make recommendations for changes.
Wallace said also she planned to sug
gest an idea to allow members of the
Rules and Judiciary and Student Affairs
Committees to serve on the Finance
Committee on a rotational basis.
"The purpose would be to inculcate
knowledge of the Finance Committee to
all the members of the CGC," she said.
etivity must rise
to the leader then, or will we be like the
Much of the decline in American pro
ductivity can be attributed to over
confidence after years of being the world
leader, Thurow said.
W " We've had 30 to 40 years of effortless
superiority," he said. "That's made us a
little sloppy around the edges."
Thurow proposed a number of
measures, including taxes on consump
tion spending and tougher standards for
schools, to raise productivity.
'Although the economy looks
discouraging, there are some encouraging
signs, he said.
"I'm a mental pessimist, but an emo
tional optimist," he said. "You can look
across the country and see some evidence
of positive response."
Thurow's speech, the 1984 Weil Lec
ture, is part of Carolina Symposium 84
and was coordinated by the University
Committee on Established Lectures.
Sierras, they captured jt all.
Although the Walker brothers turned
back and gave up the journey after the in
itial seven days, they launched themselves
again for the duration, after a six-week
layover. They often faced muddy terrain
as well as monster mosquitos in Alaska,
but happily found the rest of the trail a
little less discouraging.
Retracing the Yukon Telegraph Trail,
they spent their days walking and taking
pictures, and their nights camped out on
mossy cabin coofs (if they could find
them). They often had to melt snow for
drinking water and even bucked a zero
visibility blizzard to the base of a Cana
Lending them moral and logistical sup
tx)rt were people who loaned them equip
ment, as well as the brothers parents,
who arranged for packages of food,
clothing, film and equipment to be at key
points along the route. The .Walker
brothers, who went through four pairs of
hiking boots on the journey, found such
The brothers picked up their pace near
trail's end in the California deserts, and
ironically enough, reporters who had
followed the brothers since they started in
Alaska arrived a day late for the finale in
Mexico. They finished the trip one day
earlier than scheduled and were greeted at
the finish only by their parents.
, Kodak follows each presentation of
"Earth Walk" with a photo seminar. The
seminar is intended for students who wish
to learn more about photography and in
cludes a lecture and slide show to explain
various photography techniques.
Interested students can look for ad
vertisements about the seminar or contact
the Union Activities Board. ,