We just want to have sun
Sunny, but becoming cloudy
by afternoon. High near 60,
low around 40. Clear tonight.
Partly cloudy Thursday.
Mandatory staff meeting
Parting is such sweet sor
row, but the 'DTH staff will
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meeting tonight at 7 in the
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Volume 92. Issue 23
Rally condemns Klan acquittal
By AMY STYERS
About 150 students gathered in the Pit
Tuesday to hear about what one protester
called a "green light to political violence"-
the acquittal of nine Ku Klux
Klansmen and Nazis charged with
violating the civil rights of demonstrators
in the 1979 "Death to the Klan" rally.
The Sunday acquittal of the Klan-Nazi
defendents serves as a "green light to
political violence and a red light to those
being politically responsive," Susanna
Rinehart of the Stage-a-Change Theatre
Ensemble said during the "Rally for
Justice," held on the steps of Lenoir
The rally was sponsored by concerned
citizens and political organizations, in
cluding the Stage-a-Change Theatre
Ensemble, the Communist Workers Par
ty and the UNC Democratic Socialists of
"The jury's verdict was outrageous,"
said Dale Sampson, whose husband was
killed in the 1979 anti-Klan rally in
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Industry agents disagree
Real-estate practice may be unfair
By LANE HARVEY
Non-competitive practices within the
real estate industry inflate brokerage fees
and give agents an unfair advantage over
clients, according to a study by the
Federal Trade Commission.
Parts of the unpublished study,
released early this month, state that non
competitive practices in the industry
allow brokers to take advantage of
buyers. Interdependence of brokers in the
industry prevents buyers from obtaining '
all the information about properties and
prices they need, the report said.
But industry officials disagree.
"We're not trying to work against
home buyers," said Liz Johnson, a Na
tional Association of Realtors
newuwriter. "It's a two-way street
designed to bring information to both
sides of the market sellers and
buyers," she said.
The NAR comprises 620,000 active,
licensed real estate salespeople, Johnson
said. It is the largest trade association in
Greensboro. Standing in front of ban
ners, one of which read, "Welcome to
N.C. where being murdered is not a viola
tion of your civil rights," Sampson said
the jury's decision was "legitimizing the
killing of political activists." The decision
affects all those who are politically active,
making them afraid to continue their in
volvement, she said.
Sampson, one of about 13 speakers
who took to the microphone, told the
crowd that the court system is using anti
communism to cover racist violence.
"Anti-communism was used in this
case as an excuse," said Yonni Chapman,
a Chapel Hill spokesman for the Com
munist Workers Party. The nation is
entering another McCarthyist period
when people are afraid to speak out
because they will be labeled communists,
Speakers criticized the justice system
for making too narrow an interpretation
of the civil rights law. "We have to insist
that laws we passed and our represen
tatives have passed, be enforced," said
Sherri Rosenthal of the UNC National
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the world, she said, and its membership
includes about 40 percent of the real
estate agents in the country, she said.
One anti-competitive practice cited by
the study is the use of multiple listing ser
vices that provide NAR-member brokers
with listings of all available homes on the
"I wouldn't call it collusion," Johnson
said. There is competition to list homes,
and commission rate between realty com
panies are very close, usually around 5 or
6 percent, she said. "When sellers go to
list homes, they want to list their homes
with the most reputable company.
Johnson said the service helps buyers,
too, because they know about all the
"If you're a buyer, you want to know
about all the homes on the market, and
with (multiple listing services) you're able
to know about all of the listings," she
The FTC report also states that
brokers' commission rates are "artificial
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Have the courage to live. Anyone can die. Robert Cody
Wednesday, April 18, 1984
The problem lies within the attitudes of
the people, said Rob Gelblum, a UNC
law student. "It doesn't do any good to
write laws about it until we have our con
sciousness changed. I say ban the Klan,
maybe even death to the Klan," he
shouted, drawing applause from the
Caspar Thompson, a senior from
England, said he was shocked that this
happened in "the home of the free and
the land of the brave."
"These people were allowed to be shot
without anything happening to them," he
said, adding that he did not think such a
thing could happen in America. "For this
to go by unanswered would be
hypocritical," he said.
Concerned persons were invited to a
vigil scheduled for Thursday from 6 p.m.
to 7 p.m. in front of the post office in
The nine former and present Klansmen
and Nazis acquitted Sunday were indicted
last year on federal civil rights charges in
the deaths of five demonstrators killed
during the "Death to the Klan" march on
Nov. 3 1979.
Johnson said the study has appeared to
use initial list commissions instead of the
actual commission received at the close of
"List commission is not the actual
commission," she said. If a seller puts his
house on the market for $100,000, "it's
very rare that he will actually get
$100,000.. .he may get $95,000. There's a
lot of bartering going on," she said.
In the bartering process, the broker
may not have complete control over the
rate he receives.
"The real estate broker is party to giv
ing up part of his commission to close the
deal," said Pete Barber, of the Howell
Barber Co. of Chapel Hill. If the buyer
makes a lower offer than the seller's ask
ing price, the seller may suggest that the
commission be cut.
Also, he said, commission rates may be
split among several agencies if the home
was shown by more than one company.
In addition, there are expenses to con
sider, such as advertising, signs and show
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Parker says critics
By RUTHIE PIPKIN
Accusations from members of the
Campus Governing Council that Student
Body President Paul Parker's executive
appointments had been inequitable,
snowed ignorance and a lack of effort to
be informed, Parker said Monday.
Parker said only one member of the
committee had come to him and expressed
concern oyer the appointments in per
son. "People may riot like other people,
but they don't have to insult them behind
their backs to others. I have to question
the motives of the people who made the
statements. They're not unbiassed,"
Parker said the statements showed ig
norance and a lack of effort to be in
formed because they overlooked that the
composition of the 26-member cabinet is
50 percent female and 1 1 percent minori
ty. "I would have expected more, a little
more fairness," Parker said. "It was a
totally unjustified misrepresentation of
basic fact for whatever reasons."
Parker said he thought it was unfair
that six appointments were singled out
when 26 appointments had been made to
the Executive Branch. "There's no
hierarchy, just different tasks," Parker
Parker said he failed to see where any
of the executive vice presidents were not
National college organization
pushes student voter registration
By BILL RIEDY
Assistant State and National Editor
This could be the year for college stu
dents to exercise their influence at the
ballot box, according to a network of stu
dent organizations across the country.
The National Student Campaign for
Voter Registration is hoping to enlist the
support of 10,000 students from more
than 750 colleges and universities across
the nation, said Cathy Svehla, NSCVR
Southeast coordinator and 1983 graduate
of the University of Missouri.
NSCVR, a Boston-based group, was
established after "we realized the impor
tance of a national movement to get
students to register to vote," Svehla said
NSCVR coalitions across the country
are organizing "Volunteer! Vote!" Pledge
Drives, Svehla said. She said the or
ganization has two goals for its cam
paign: "In the short run, we are develop
ing a network, which we will be able to
use again in the fall, of students to
volunteer to work with voter registration
in their communities this summer. And
we want to get as many students as possi
ble to register to vote."
Another NSCVR leader Cindy Jac
ques, a senior at the University of
Massachusetts at Amherst and chair
person of the NSCVR Board of Directors
said that only 52 percent of Americans
eligible to vote in the 1980 presidential
election did so.
"the NSCVR acts as a national clear
UNC to house fencer's training center
By GLENNA BURRESS
UNC will be the home of a satellite
research and training center for the U.S.
Fencing Association, UNC fencing coach
Ron Miller and Assistant Professor of
psychology John Silva said Tuesday.
Miller and Silva said they received con
firmation about the center from a repre
sentative of the USFA Monday, and said
they are optimistic that the U.S. Olympic
Committee will designate the facilities as
an Olympic satellite center for future
The center is scheduled to open after
the Los Angeles Summer Games, and will
be used to administer physiological,
psychological and motoric tests on the
top fencers in the nation.
"We will try to put together a battery
of tests and then we'll start refining until
we can start to find out if there are any
reliable consistencies that exist with the
elite-level fencer," Silva said.
Miller said the research will also in
clude discovering what type of athlete is
best suited for each of the four fencing
weapons foil, epee, sabre, and
"Right now, the coaches in the sport
have a tendency to say, 'This fencer, in
the past, has been successful for me;
therefore, I'm going to try to find some
one like him or her,' " Miller said. "To
some extent, that's going to breed suc
cess, but is that the type of success that's
necessary for an Olympic medal? That's
what we want to find out."
That data, which will be collected with
the aid of computers, will be used to help
fencers improve their performances.
They said the training programs will be
designed specifically for a particular
fencer, who will then be monitored
periodically to determine his progress.
"The consistency of follow-up, and the
hot unbiased '
qualified and that he chose the initial six
when he was elected into an empty office
and needed people he knew he could
work with and who would get things
"When you win an election you expect
people not to be happy with everything,"
Parker said. "But now it's time to bury
the hatchet. We've got lots of work to do
we've got to come together and get rid
of the politics."
Parker said he would express his con
cern to the full CGC Wednesday.
Reggie Holley, speaker of the CGC,
said, "It's the student body president's
prerogative to appoint who he wants to
be his executive assistants. I am mainly
concerned about the appointments to
project chairs. These are the people doing
the work, addressing the problems and
coming up with solutions. As long as we
have diversity there I don't think there's a
problem, and I think we do. have diversi
ty." Holley said although he felt Parker
should have appointed people he wanted
and believed in, the administration would
have benefitted from having a black ex
ecutive vice president.
"The executive vice presidents are a
different story (from the project chairs),"
Holley said. "I'm not saying they're not
hard working, but it's obvious they all
come from the same enviropnent.
"I don't know ...," Holley said. "I
inghouse for other student organi
zations," Svehla said. "Once students
have committed and let us know their
whereabouts for the summer, we let them
know what groups in the area can use
Kim Paulus, a junior at the University
of California at San Diego, said recently
that "student volunteers this summer will
be able to make a political impact out of
all proportion to their own votes. By
registering up to two million other voters,
they "can be the difference in this year's
election," said Paulus, an NSCVR Board
The "Volunteer! Vote!" Project was
kicked off at Harvard during a con
ference of 1,500 students in February,
Svehla said. The goal of the WP is to get
students nationwide to volunteer to serve
three hours a week in summer community
voter registration efforts. The ultimate
goal set by the conference is to register
two million new voters both on campuses
and in communities for the 1984 elec
tions. "NSCVR is a project of the student
directed Public Interest Research Groups,
in cooperation with the United States
Student Association and a lot of campus
organizations," Jacques said.
Among the national groups working
with "VolunteerlVote!" are PIRGs, the
National Association for the Advance
ment of Colored People, the American
Civil Liberties Union, and Freedom Sum
Freedom Summer '84, in particular, is
makes a big difference in getting the feed
back back to the athletes," said Miller,
an eight-year Olympic coach.
"They'll get to know the staff not
just the coaching staff, but they'll get a
sense of stability in the scientific staff,"
Miller said that although there have
been Olympic training and research
centers accommodating several sports
simultaneously, programs have never
been geared to one sport.
"This situation appears to be a total
boom for the sport," he said.
Miller said the center will also help the
sport of fencing because it represents a
step toward developing an internationally
competitive fencing program in the
United States, which has not won a medal
in the sport since 1960.
He said deficiencies in money and re
search were the major reasons for the
weaker American program.
"We have approximately one-tenth the
budget that a country such as Italy or
France or some of the more prominent
countries in the sport have," Miller said.
"For a country with the population and
resources of ours, there is no way we can
compete with that kind of budget without
the type of research that they use."
Silva said the monetary problems could
be reduced through private funding, in
stead of relying solely on the USOC.
The center will be partially funded by
the E.H. Wright Co., a hickory
don't really think Paul made a mistake. It
just would have been very beneficial to
this administration if it did have people
like Herman Bennet and Addison
Sweeney (project chairs) as executive vice
Holley said although Parker did not
have a black executive vice president, he
could still get the black perspective. "I
give him my opinion sometimes even if he
doesn't want to hear it," Holley said. "I
think there are a number of blacks who
give Paul advice."
Although Holley supports the consti
tutionally required quotas on the CGC re
quiring at least two female, two male and
two minority members at all times, he
would not say if he thought quotas were
necessary in the Executive Branch.
"I'm not saying quotas in the Ex
ecutive Branch are needed, and I'm not
saying they're not," Holley said. "When
you have representatives from different
bodies and groups on campus, any deci
sion you make will be sound, wise and
"We all often make decisions without
considering the viewpoints of the dif
ferent segments the decision will affect,"
Holley said although Parker's appoint
ments would have been more diverse if he
had chosen a black executive vice presi
dent, Parker should not have appointed
tokens but people he had confidence in.
driving to enroll one million new low
. income voters. Sponsored by the USSA
and Human SERVE Fund, Freedom
Summer organizers claim that 45 million
Americans are eligible but not registered
to vote. The organization claims most of
those are poor, minorities, women, youth
"The campaign started with lots of in
kind resources from PIRGs and grant
money," Svehla said. "USSA, being an
endorser of the campaign, helps since a
lot of universities belong to it."
About a month ago it was reported
that NSCVR was in financial trouble, but
Svehla said that enough corporate and
foundation grants have come in "so that
is no longer true."
In North Carolina, the UNC Associa
tion of Student Governments, a statewide
organization, is spearheading the efforts
of "VolunteerlVote!" Svehla said
UNCASG would be working through the
student governments at state schools in
coordinating voter registration drives.
UNCASG will also contact private
schools in the state to put them in touch
with NSCVR, she said.
Jay Stone, an East Carolina University
representative to UNCASG, said Gov.
Jim Hunt declared the week of April 2-6
Student Voter Registration Week in
North Carolina. At UNC a voter regis
tration drive was sponsored by Student
Government, UNC with Hart, the Young
Democrats and the Black Student Move-
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specialties company from Brentwood,
Part of that money will go toward
bringing some of the nation's top sports
psychologists and fencing masters 70
percent of whom are European to the
center, Miller said.
"A lot of the countries that have made
immediate progress in the sport, such as
the Chinese and the Cubans, initially
started out their programs by bringing in
Europeans," he said.
Dr. Aladar Kogler, a Czechoslovakian
who defected to the United States four
years ago, will be among the experts
employed by the center, he said. Kogler
has received Ph.Ds in biomechanics and
sport psychology, and has done research
on fencing at both the adult and youth
In addition to the staff of the UNC
psychology department, other members
at the center will include former USFA
president Irwin Bernstein and Jack
Keane, captain of the U.S. Olympic
Silva said he hopes the presence of such
experts and top national fencers will en
courage the Chapel Hill community to
learn more about the sport.
"There will be an interest in the fact
that we have a satellite center here, we're
pumping out research, we're training the
athletes, we have some of the best athletes
in the country here, and we can put on ex
hibitions to open it up to the
community," he said. "That will attract
some interest in the community."
Silva said he believes the center will
also promote the sport at the national
level, encouraging other Olympic sports
programs to follow this model.
"We think the wave of the future is go
ing to.be that a lot of teams will have their
own coaching and support staffs who are
dedicated to the team," he said. ;