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Sixty percent chance of
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noon, high around 59. Most
ly cloudy today and Thurs
day. Staff meeting tonight!
The first full meeting of the
staff of the 92nd volume of
the DTH' takes place at 7:30
in the Carolina Union. Be
Serving the students and the University community since 1893'
Copyright 1984 The Daily Tar Hed. An riahw reserved.
Volume 92. Issue 8
Wednesday, March 28, 1984
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
NewsSports Arts 962-0245
Strapped CGC to hear
club funding requests
By JIM ZOOK
Quantitative hearings begin tonight to
determine how student activities fees will
be allocated for the 1984-85 fiscal year.
Thirty-five student organizations have
requested a total of $340,621 for next
year from the Campus Governing Coun
cil's Finance Committee, which will hold
hearings for the next two weeks.
But, if the expectations of several Stu
dent Government officers hold true,
some of those organizations stand a good
chance of getting only a few crumbs com
pared to the amount allocated last year.
After considering the current financial
status of Student Government, SG
members are concerned about the
availability of funds.
"This year, more than any other, peo
ple will really see what it means not to
have a fee increase," Student Body Presi
dent Paul Parker said Tuesday. "You're
not going to see too many organizations
stop running, but you're not going to see
them going ahead. They can keep the
lights on and the doors open."
"There's no way to put out of
everybody's mind the situation that we
are in," said Finance Committee Acting
Chairperson Thomas Kepley, referring to
his and the committee's efforts to ensure
a fair allocation process. "We didn't
create it, but we're in it. We've said we
are this year's officers, and we're going to
By RUTHIE PIPKIN
UNC will host the sixth annual con
ference of the American Association of
University Students, as delegates from 65
schools across the country meet here
through April 1. "
AAUS is a network of universities that
allows students to share and exchange
ideas on problem solving and project in
novation, said Joel Katzenstein, AAUS
committee member and publicity head.
The conference will include workshops
led by students of each participating
university as well as speakers from out
side the organization, Katzenstein said.
Sen. Gary Hart and former Vice Presi
dent Walter Mondale were invited to
speak, but could not give a final answer
until 48 hours before the engagement,
Katzenstein said. Hart has sent his
economic advisor, Robert Hamrin, who
will speak at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
AAUS committee member -mark Scur
ria said the speakers would not be the
main attraction of the conference, rather
the workshops, where students of dif
ferent schools can work together on
similar problems and challenges facing
their campuses, would.
This year's conference is especially
significant because AAUS is now in the
process of linking all of its members
through a computer network, Scurria
'Although many students
at UNC are not familiar
with AA US (the American
Association of University
Students), it can become
big now that students can
see what's going on.
The fact that UNC Student Body
President Paul Parker is the AAUS na
tional vice president helped bring the con
ference to UNC, he said.
"Although many students at UNC are
not familar with AAUS, it can become
big now that students can see what's go
ing on," Katzenstein said.
UNC's 20-mernber organization is
about the size of most AAUS chapters,
"We do want membership to get bigger
because with more people we'll get more
input," Katzenstein said. "However, our
main goal is to spread awareness of .
AAUS and what it offers as oppossed to
One of the main projects UNC will
share with other schools is its student-run
employment service, which placed 1,500
students last year, and was initiated by
Parker in 1982, he said.
"We're the first state university, and I
think it's very appropriate that we're the
first public university to. ever host the
conference," Katzenstein said.
Students are encouraged to attend the
workshops and sign-up sheets are on the
doors of Frank Porter Graham Lounge.
tackle it the best way we know how."
Kepley is serving as chairman until a
permanent replacement is made for
Sherri Watson, who resigned from the
Council at Monday night's regular ses
sion of the CGC, citing personal reasons.
The hearings that were conducted Fri
day and Saturday were qualitative hear
ings, at which time CGC members gave a
ranking of one to five on the importance
of each area of an organization's budget.
The hearings that will go on for the next
two weeks are quantitative, at which time
Finance Committee members will decide
how much an organization will receive,
taking into account various factors like
the rankings determined in the
During the 1983-84 fiscal year budget
hearings, $314,070 were requested by 31
groups, and $272,248 were allocated, ac
cording to Finance Committee member
Wyatt Closs. These figures are only for
allocations at the outset of the fiscal year;
they don't include subsequent appropria
tions. It is not yet known exactly how much is
available to be allocated, Kepley said.
However, it is expected there will be less
money available, he said.
"I think this Council will be putting
organizations under more scrutiny and
will be more conservative in light ci the
present situation," Closs said. "We'll
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Up on the roof
Eight-year-old Sara Barrett of Chapel Hill enjoys a roof-top view of Franklin St.; while her father Gerry take
an afternoon break. They were waiting for Mrs. Barrett, who was running errands at the post office on a
windy spring day.
N.C. Republican chairman
By TOM CONLON
Predicting Republican victories in state
and national elections for 1984, N.C.
Republican Party Chairman David
Flaherty urged students to become in
volved in politics and support the pro
grams of President Reagan. Flaherty
spoke to 40 students Tuesday night at a
College Republicans meeting in the stu
"It wasn't too long ago that people
thought the answer to our problems was
more government," Flaherty said.
"President Reagan has changed the na
tional agenda and encouraged the prin
ciples of free enterprise. The one thing
that has made this count ry the best thing
belong to no organized political party am a Democrat. Will
Bid for governor no limit
By WAYNE THOMPSON
Insurance commissioner candidate Jim
Long says he is campaigning twice as
hard because of his concern that John In-.
gram the current insurance commis
sioner and a Democratic candidate for
governor may drop out of the gover
nor's race and seek re-election as commis
sioner. "Up until filing time, 1 thought Ingram
might have quit the governor's race and
been in there (the .
Long said. "All
operated on the
scenario, and that
still hasn't chang
ed," Long said.
case scenario" and
tion over Ingram's future as a guber
natorial candidate centers on a North
Carolina law, General Statute 163-122,
which could give Ingram the legal
grounds to run for insurance commis
sioner, Long said.
Under the statute, a gubernatorial can
didate whose name is already on the
in the world has been the free enterprise
system a system of incentive."
When Reagan was elected the nation
was faced with problems and several new
priorities had to be set, Flaherty said.
"Democrats tended to relax and cut spen
ding on areas such as defense and spend
more on social programs," he said.
"They have not been concerned with the
federal deficit or inflation. Ronald
Reagan's program has worked because he
has brought about a growth of the
"If you had told me Kennedy, Mon
dale or Hart talked about a balanced
budget five years ago, I'd have told you
you were crazy," Flaherty , said. "The
Democrats never recognized the deficits
were bad until Ronald Reagan came in."
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Commissioner may also seek
primary ballot for that office could run
for a different office in the general elec
tion as an unaffiliated candidate.
In a telephone interview Tuesday, In
gram brushed off the notion that he may
enter the insurance commissioner's race,
calling it a smear tactic of his Democratic
"Our opposition is spreading this un
true rumor because they know I am the
front-runner with the voters," Ingram
said. "We will win in May (in the
Democratic primary), we will win in
November, and as governor, we will win
for the people an elected utilities commis
sion along with the other promises I have
made to the people of North Carolina."
The most recent public opinion polls
have indicated declining support for In
gram. In the Carolina Poll released two
weeks ago, 10 percent of North Carolina
Democrats surveyed said they would vote
for Ingram, while Attorney General
Rufus Edmisten and former Charlotte
Mayor Eddie Knox each drew 20 percent.
And in a Charlotte Observer poll released
Sunday, Ingram was in fifth place, poll
ing 6 percent. Knox led with 24 percent.
Despite Ingram's contention that he is
committed to the governor's race, Long
is preparing for the worst. If Ingram
enters the race for insurance commis
sioner his high name recognition among
voters could make him the leader in that
Flaherty attacked the Democrats, ac
cusing them of having a weak stance on
defense. He said other nations have noted
the United States weakening in the
defense agenda. "A weak defense leads
to wars," he said. "And all wars we've
been in have originated during a
"With Ronald Reagan, people know
when we say something we mean it,"
Flaherty said. "It's our unwillingness to
take a position which has hurt us in the
past. I believe Ronald Reagan is the best
presdient we've had, as he's done so
much in so little time. Reagan will win
again and be an asset to Republicans at
the national, state and local levels in
Sen. Jesse Helms stands a good chance
race. Ingram currently is in his third term.
"You consider the worst in politics and
the worst would be that John is in the
race against us in November," Long said.
"That's why my campaign has been go
ing full-time for six-and-a-half months,
and why I'm working harder garnering
those votes now."
state Board of
man Alex Brock, a
switch races by fil
ing a petition with
the board by June
29 containing the
names of at least 2
percent of the total
voters registered in
the state, or
56,000. By June 15, a candidate would
.have to file with each county board of
elections the names of petitioners from
the county for verfication as registered
voters, and he would also have to pay five
cents per voter to cover the costs of
checking the names, or $2,800, Brock
"For sake of presenting the factual
story, you'd have to get maybe 3-to-4,000
names extn, because some of the peti
tioners won't be certified," he said.
"After the May 8 primary, you're
Chair explains resignation
Watson: office duties
clash with schoolwork
By BEN PERKOWSKI
rf Sherri . Watson, said .Tuesday that her
decision to resign" zs Campus Governing
Council Finance Committee chairperson
and CGC representative from District 14,
announced Monday night, was mainly
because of a conflict of interests and was
made before spring break.
"I have recognized and accepted that
I cannot function to the best, of my
abilities as a responsible leader and as an
aspiring student if I remain as chairper
son and representative," she said.
"Because of my career aspirations, I
don't think that this is what I should be
Watson added that she would be
around to help Thomas Kepley, who was
named as temporary chairperson for the
Finance Committee. "The last few weeks
I've been working with the people who
can help make this transition as smooth
as possible," she said,
Reggie Holley, speaker of the CGC,
said the full Council will probably make a
permanent appointment at the next full
session April 14. "It's awfully hard for
anyone to pick up the pieces under the
circumstances; I wanted to keep Watson
on for the budget hearings, but it didn't
work out," he said.
Quantitative budget hearings with the
Finance Committee begin today and last
through April 9. The Finance Committee
will evaluate the budgets of all organiza
tions requesting appropriations for next
year and will submit a report to the full
CGC April 14 for a final vote on the exact
Hoooley said that despite his wish to
keep Watson on as chairperson through
the budget hearings, he expects a smooth
transition. "I don't think we will have a
problem with the transition because this
Council will work together regardless of
our different opinions and who becomes
chairperson," he said.
Thomas Kepley said he realizes the
budget hearings will be rigorous, but he
does not foresee any problems with a
of re-election, Flaherty said. "How mnay
candiates have been able to turn a poll
around by 20 points in such a short
time?" he asked. "Jesse has done it and
is dead even with Jim Hunt now. He is a
strong candidate because' you always
know where he stands and always sticks
by his principles."
Flaherty said the state has never before
had such a strong slate of Republican
candidates. He said Jim Martin and Bill
Cobey stood good chances of winning in
the gubernatorial and 4th congressional
district races, respectively.
He also said the Democrats have accus
ed the Republican Party of not providing
enough opportunities for women. "We
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looking at slightly more than a month,
and that's a monumental task in most
people's view. But that's not to say that it
can't be done."
UNC Political Science Professor Thad
Beyle questioned the origin of the reports
circulating about ingram in political
"I hear the rumor from so many dif
ferent places," said Beyle, who teaches a
course in N.C. pontics. "It's hard to
know where it's coming from.
"It would be someone trying to hurt
his chances for governor ... or it could be
a trial balloon on Ingram's part, though I
don't now why you'd try th this late in
the game." , i
Despite Ingram's poor showing in re
cent polls in the gubernatorial race,
Mickey Hanula, Long's press secretary,
said polls didn't show Ingram's support.
"I worked for John in '78 (in the U.S.
Senate race) and I don't hink he's dwindl
ing as the polls say," she said. "There's a
lot of people out there that love the
Long agreed. "I think anyone who
runs for office has a cadre of loyal
followers, but with John and his populist
backround, they're more loyal than
The loyalty pays off at the voting
booth for Ingram, as a review of his 1978
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smooth transition. "The main thing is
that I want to be as fair as possible to
every organization and to follow the pro
per procedures for handling the ..budget
hearings," he said.
Kepley said that he would be interested
in the job on a permanent basis, but he
felt that everyone should have an equal
opportunity in the selection process for a
permanent chairperson. "I feel I am
qualified for the position, and it is right in
line with my career aspirations," he add
ed. Kepley said that he was worried about
the financial situation of Student Govern
ment and he realized that it will be on all
committee members' minds during the
budget hearings. "I feel it is important
that we be as objective as possible in the
allocation of the funds," he said. "But
we have to remember that we can't
always give as much as we would like."
Regarding the question of whether or
not the CGC broke the Treasury Law
that set the $40,000 limit, Holley said,
"There is no doubt about it. We broke
the law, and to go back and suspend a
law just so we look good is not right."
The CGC Monday night voted to sus
pend themselves from Article VIII, Sec
tion 2 of the Treasury Laws for this fiscal
year. It states that "No investment is
allowed which would reduce the Cash
position of SG below $10,000. The com
bined funds of SG in Cash at SAFO and
in the Investment shall never fall below
Holley said that he agreed with the bill
that was rejected by the CGC Monday.
The bill would not' have allowed any
subsequent funding to any organization
for the fiscal year 1983-84 unless the com
bined funds of SG at SAFO and in the In
vestment exceeded $40,000.
"As much as I would like to continue
to appropriate, there comes a time when
we have to become fiscally responsible,"
Holley said. "I don't think it would be to
the best interests of the organizations or
the Council to continue to appropriate
and deplete the funds."
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