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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Copyright 1984 The Daily Tar Heel. All right reserved.
Volume 92, Issue 28
Thursday, April 26, 1984
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
.RTF hosts candidates
Hart and Mondale discuss need for better economy
By KYLE MARSHALL
State and National Editor
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK
The campaign for the Democratic
nomination for president again moved to
North Carolina Wednesday, as Walter
Mondale and Gary Hart toured Research
Triangle plants and spoke with
Mondale, appearing at the Microelec
tronics Center of North Carolina, reaf
firmed his commitment to improving
education and scientific training to give
the United States an edge over foreign
competitors in high-technology in
dustries. Hart, meanwhile, spoke briefly
at Troxler Electronic Laboratories Inc.
later in the afternoon, saying the United
States needed a "vastly different trade
Mondale praised the business, govern
ment and academic leaders of North
Carolina that created the Microelec
tronics Center in 1980. The non-profit in
stitute assists the state in the development
"This is an example of the United
States at its best cooperating, lending
and doing what's needed to improve our
future," he said at a brief news con
SG criticizes nuclear safety plan
By CHERYL WILLIAMS
Student Government has decided to
support a document criticizing the pro
posed Shearon Harris nuclear power
plant's emergency plan, Darryll Hen
dricks, executive vice president, said
Hendricks said Student Government
would send a cover letter and a 26-page
report prepared by Gregory Kats, a UNC
alumnus and member of a citizen's task
force, to several areas around the state, in
cluding the water services, state and local
government officials and newspapers.
The cover leter, written by Student
Body President Paul Parker, states,
" Public safety is a concern no one,
especially the media, can afford to ignore.
"Everyone should be made aware of the
deficiencies of the proposed plan."
Hendricks said the plant's emergency
response plan was developed by a state
Credit cards may not be in student's interests
By VANCE TREFETHEN
If you're a junior, senior, or perhaps
even a lucky sophomore, you've probably
already been hit with pamphlets,
brochures, and contracts asking you to
move into the world of high finance by ap
plying for a credit card. "We believe
you're ready to take a decisive step toward
your future financial success," says one
company offer that goes on in a form let
ter to tell all the "ambitious and mature"
people who received it how lucky they are
to be able to get a credit card while still in
But should students really go after "the
recognition and prestige that come from
carrying one of the world's most respected
cards," as the offer says? Maybe not.
Experts warn students to look beyond
the promotions for the real purpose of get
ting a credit card.
"If a student is contemplating getting a
Experts say there are several things
to watch for when applying for credit.
Interest rate. In North Carolina, the
maximum allowable interest rate is 18 per
cent per year, but cards issued in other
states and offered to customers here may
have rates evey higher. Students often
underestimate the costs that interest
payments add to their expenses when using
Annual fees. Credit cards aren't free.
Most cards charge a flat fee for the use of
the card each year.
Method of charging interest.
Creditors issuing cards in North Carolina
must give you the opportunity to pay your
entire balance before they begin charging
interest. But cards issued in other states
may not have this provision.
Miscellaneous fees. You could pay an
extra fee if you go over your line of credit,
pay your bill late, or draw a cash advance
' with your card. Read the contract carefully
to find out about these extra charges
before you sign.
Repayment terms. With some credit
accounts, you need only repay a small
amount each month, usually a fixed
percentage of the total amount you owe,
to remain in good standing with the credit
company. Others require you to pay your
balance in full at the end of each month.
Be sure you know what kind of repayment
plan you're committing yourself to when
you get a card.
ference. "When a breakthrough is
developed here, it is quickly implemented
into the economic and scientific life of
"It's no happenstance that the
unemployment level in this area is as low
as it has been. It's about as low as it can
The former vice president was greeted
at the Microelectronics Center by Duke
University President Terry Sanford,
UNC Chancellor Christopher C. Ford
ham III, former Sen. Robert Morgan
and center president Don Beilman. Mon
dale then toured a portion of the building
where technicians use computers to help
design circuits and was given a
demonstration as he sat at a computer
Mondale also talked about his cam
paign, saying that he still has not wrapped
up the Democratic nomination.
At a televised news conference in
Raleigh at WRAL-TV, Mondale said as
president he would restore the nation's
competitive edge in industry. "Today we
have the worst trade deficit in our history.
Mondale (top) and Hart (bottom) visit companies in the
Research Triangle Park speaking on the need for advanced
technology and less federal spending. .
agency and contained many flaws. The
report prepared by Kats is a carefully
documented study of the plan, he said.
He said one flaw the report outlined was
that the evacuation zone was too small.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission
presently requires a minimum of a 10-mile
radius around operating nuclear reactors.
But the zone should be extended to more
than 15 miles, Hendricks said. Another
flaw of the plan is that funding, if it is to
be provided at all, will come mostly from
local governments, placing an unfair
burden on them, he said. The plan will
also place a great deal of authority in the
hands of Carolina Power and Light, in the
event of a nuclear accident.
Katz' report states that the quality of an
emergency plan is determined by "whether .
irtcase of a major accident the population
around the plant will be notified in time to
evacuate, whether evacuation is complete
and whether adequate medical support is
available to minimize loss of lives and
credit card, it should be for one reason on
ly: to establish a good credit rating," said
Dorothy C. Bemholz, director of Student
Bernholz advises students not to sign up
for every credit card offer that comes
"If your purpose is to establish good
credit, one card will do that as well as
several," she said. "The more you have,
the harder it is to keep track of them."
Part of the problem with consumer
credit for college students is that students,
usually on very tight budgets, are often
tempted to live beyond their means with a
"A tremendous amount of our time is
spent helping students who have gotten in
over their heads with credit," Bernholz
Big credit card debts not only cause
problems for students now, but they can
also come back to haunt them when they
go to apply for credit in future years.
Heels over head
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Thirteen-year-old Libre Brousseau of Carrboro brought breakdancing
the Pit Tuesday. Brousseau began breakdancing two months ago.
to know if I can
We need to invest again n science and
"We've got to reduce federal spending,
and my budget calls for a reduction of
$50 billion. But I believe we have to
restore revenues in a fair way."
And he used the occasion to continue
his attacks on the Reagan administration,
which "created the most severe recession
since the Great Depression." He said that
federal deficits have given foreign com
petition the edge in tobacco and textiles.
Hart toured the Troxler plant, located
a block from the Microelectronics
Center, with chairman and president
William F. Troxler and assistant research
director Ralph Ely. Troxler develops and
manufactures nuclear gauges for con
struction, roofing, and agriculture.
The Colorado senator said his plan to
restore American competitiveness is bas
ed on three points training more peo
ple to be skilled workers, establishing a
trade policy that finds a middle ground
between protectionism and a hands-off
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number of injuries."
"We (Student Government) are spon
soring this study because a nuclear acci
dent or breakdown will definitely affect
the student body and the community,"
"There was not one single event that
prompted our involvement, but a host of
things based on the study," he said.
"We're trying to get CP&L to re-evaluate
their plan. We're not making a statement
against nuclear power, but we're definitely
making a statement for nuclear power
Hendricks agreed the plan needed to be
re-examined. "A more responsible plan
needs to be developed," he said. "Not
enough foresight was put into this plan. It
seems that CP&L doesn't really take the
threat of an accident seriously. The plan
suggests they only wanted to satisfy the
NRC's demand that they have one."
There will be a pre-hearing conference
on the licensing of Shearon Harris in
Raleigh May 1.
"Students need to be very careful with
their first credit card," she said. "They're
not aware that they're establishing a
record for the future."
But despite the dangers of credit, there
are still some benefits to signing on the
dotted line before you graduate.
"I think it's an advisable point for
(students) to consider establishing credit
while they're in school," said Joel Deaton,
vice president in charge of bank card
marketing at NCNB National Bank. "The
credit requirements are easier while they're
In the mid-'70s, a combination of large
scale promotional efforts by the credit
card companies and frequently irresponsi
ble student credit card customers resulted
in some problems with students overex
"We found that a number of students
who were taking loans weren't paying
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By AMY STYERS
Speaking as a panelist at the
"Greensboro Verdict" teach-in Wednes
day night, the defense attorney for the
recently acquitted Ku Klux Klan Grand
Dragon said that the intentions of the
communist demonstrators at the 1979
"Death to the Klan" rally must be equally
weighed with those of the Klansmen and
Nazis and that the acquittal was justified.
"You can't interpret the events in a
vacuum," Defense Attorney Fred Harwell
told a crowd of about 70 people gathered
in Carroll Hall. "You have to interpret
what brought all people there, not just
part of them." The communist
demonstrators, Klansmen and Nazis came
with their own personal political views and
all three groups brought guns, he said.
Harwell, along with four other
panelists, spoke on issues surrounding the
' April 15 Klan-Nazi acquittal. Nine de
fendants were charged with violating the
civil rights of demonstrators at the Greens
boro rally in 1979, in which five ar.ti-Klan
protesters were killed.
Other panelists were Gail Korotkin, at
torney for the Greensboro Justice Fund;
William Chafe, a history professor at
Duke University; David Garrow, UNC
assistant professor of political science; and
Harry Watson, UNC associate professor
"1 wasn't there to defend the Ku Klux
Klan or the politics of the Ku Klux Klan,"
By JIM ZOOK
Modular telephone jacks will be install
ed over the summer in student dormitory
rooms, giving students a variety of op
tions to choose from concerning phone
service, said Wayne Kuncl, director of
"We have made the decision that after
students leave for the summer, we will
remove the phones connected to the
walls," Kuncl said. "Then, we will go
back and install modular jacks, allowins
students to bring in their own phones if
Kuncl said the move itself would save
students the cost of equipment rental,
which currently runs about $1.60 per
month. But, it opens the door for
students to save money in other ways on
their long distance bills.
"If students sign up for touch-tone ser
vice (a push-button phone), that allows
them to sign up for alternate long
distance services," Kuncl said, adding
that with a touch-tone phone, students
also would have access to computers with
the use of a modem. A modem makes it
possible to transmit the written word by
telephone from one computer to another.
Kuncl said he knows of only one alter
native to Southern Bell currently servicing
the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area, but added
he "expects more companies to come into
In addition to opening the door to
these alternative services, students will be
able to pick a phone that will match the
decor of their room, or they will not have
to have the phone if they don't want it.
Student Government has been working
with the University on the phone system
that would be used in the dormitories.
Chris Allman; chairman of the standard
project committee concerning student
phones, said Student Government was
supportive of the administration's-move
to the modular jacks, but the two parties
were contemplating taking further steps
to cut down student costs as much as
possible, expecially in the initial rates
students must pay to start receiving ser
vice. "In September, Southern Bell holds
rate cases where people come in and can
ask for a rate decrease," Allman said. "If
we can put together a good case, it could
only help us."
Allman said if Student Government
and the University did put together a
case, it would probably focus on lowering
In order to insure a smooth transition
for students, Kuncl said he was planning
to mail a letter to students during the
course of this summer to remind them
and to explain in detail what the changes
mean for them.
As for the phones currently installed in
rooms, Kuncl and Allman stressed that
students should leave them connected
unless they want to incur an additional
The costs which will be incurred for the
actual removing of the phones will be
covered by the Housing Department,
Kuncl said, but it will not mean an addi
tional cost to students.
"Phone removal was already incor
porated into our budget for this year,"
Harwell said, but he was there to make
sure that one man was properly defended.
"Members of the Ku Klux Klan and
Nazis did not go to Greensboro to attack
anybody," he said. "Almost half of the
shots were fired by demonstrators, in
cluding most of the people who were
The position of the television cameras
that filmed the event only revealed part of
the story, Harwell explained. "The pro
secutors did not have the evidence to prove
their case," he said.
Unlike Harwell, who said the acquittal
was justified because of lack of sufficient
evidence, Korotkin said the acquittal was
necessary to cover up government involve
ment in the issue.
"Anti-communism served as a defense
for murder," she said. "The acquittal
would be inconceivable without the at
mosphere of anti-communism the govern
ment has created over the past years."
Chafe said that government involve
ment with the Klan has been significant
throughout North Carolina's history.
"Not only did the police know a great deal
about the Klan, they had a great deal to do
with the growth of the Klan," he said of
their North Carolina activities.
Chafe described Greensboro in par
ticular as having what he called a "pro
gressive mystique." Some people feel that
North Carolina must move with modera
tion toward its progressive goal, he said.
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