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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 92, issue 50
Tuesday, September 25, 1984
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
NewsSports Arte 962-0245
Business Advertising 962-1163
By GUY LUCAS
The University is still conducting
research for construction of a visitor
center, the gift to the University from
the senior class of 1984.
The center is scheduled to be com
pleted in time for the University's
bicentennial in 1989, when the class of
1984 will hold its five-year reunion.
Though the gift has been settled on,
the University is still in the process of
deciding what services the visitor center
will offer and where it will be, said Mark
Wright of the Carolina Student Fund.
To aid in making the decision, ques
tionnaires were sent to a number of
faculty and other universities.
The faculty questionnaires asked
what the center's role should be to the
different departments and to the Uni
versity as a whole.
Responses showed most faculty felt
the center should provide hospitality
and information to guests. Many said
Investment bill aims at putting society above profits
By DAVID SCHMIDT
A bill proposing withdrawal of
student fees from the University's
Endowment Fund to invest them in a
socially responsible organization will
reach the Campus Governing Council
floor tomorrow following Finance
Committee approval yesterday.
The act would divest about $12,000,
which the CGC would deposit into the
Self Help Credit Union in Durham.
The SHCU is a non profit organ
ization that says it helps low income
people create or save jobs by financing
worker cooperatives. Its interest rate on
fully insured investments this month is
in Chapel Hill
By SHARON SHERIDAN
Tourism is flourishing in North
Carolina and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro
area, but some area businesses report
a slowdown in tourist trade.
Figures from January through May
1984 indicate North Carolina's tourism
business has increased about 20 percent
since 1983, said Marian Dodd, assistant
to the director of the Division of Travel
and Tourism of the N.C. Department
"We are predicting (tourism
revenues) will approach the $4 billion
mark (in 1984)," Dodd said. 1983
revenues were $3.4 billion.
Atwood Askew, vice president of
retail trade and tourism development
for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber
of Commerce, said he expects a 1984
tourism business increase in the Chapel
Hill-Carrboro area comparable to, or
greater than, North Carolina's increase.
'We are predicting
will approach the $4
billion mark (in 1984).
In '82 we had an
economic slump and
people didn't have the
money to travel.'
The Chamber of Commerce has
emphasized tourism this year, he said.
"We have been getting all kinds of
response on that," Askew said. When
the Chamber of Commerce produced
25,000 copies of an area brochure, for
example, they ran out after about two
weeks, he said.
But business has not increased
"We didn't notice an increase in our
attendance over last year," said Jim
Manning, assistant director of the
While attendance at the Ackland Art
Museum may have declined slightly this
year, tourist traffic alone at the museum
may have increased, said Gayle War
wick, public relations manager at the
"I would say this year weVe had more
groups from other areas across the state
than other years," Warwick said.
Attendance may have declined
because fewer art students visit the
museum now that the art school and
museum are in different building, she
The state's tourism figures are based
on hotel and motel receipts, Dodd said.
For every 16 cents of lodging revenues,
experts add 33 cents for transportation,
33 cents for food, nine cents for
attractions and nine cents for retail
establishments. This constitutes the
"tourism dollar," she said.
considers what to do with
it would be especially helpful in recruit
ing prospective students and in helping
recruiters locate academic departments
and professors they want to see.
Faculty members also considered the
center's location to be very important.
One faculty member responded in the
survey that "it cannot serve its purpose
unless people can find it easily, park,
and have their questions answered in
an efficient and pleasant manner."
The faculty's concerns reflect what
other universities have to say about
visitor centers. In the survey of other
universities, 18 of 91 questioned have
visitor centers. Of the rest, Wright said
there were about 20 who planned to
have one in the next 20 years.
The survey asked questions ranging
from visitor center budgets to how the
centers are staffed.
Since no site has been chosen for
UNC's visitor center, one important
question was the location of other
centers. All of the universities surveyed
By having dividends fund student
interests, "it's supposed to serve the
original intent of the Endowment
Fund," said Greg Hecht, an executive
vice president and author of the bill.
"Right now, it's (the Endowment Fund)
just making money."
In February 1983 the student body
passed a divestment referendum by a
An amendment to the bill introduced
by Bill Barlow (Dist. 4) changed how
the dividends were to be used. Originally
meant to set up a one year scholarship
for a needy student with 70 percent of
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By LORETTA GRANTHAM
"Now that's where it sounds thin."
"Go to first." "Just blow an E flat."
"Dont play my G yet." "What happened
to the baritone part there?"
It may be surprising to discover the
hours of practice and dedication that
go into being part of the Carolina Blue
Barbershop Quartet. It is not suprising,
however, to learn from the members just
how much fun the work can be.
Based in Chapel Hill, the quartet has
been entertaining audiences of all ages
since 1978. The group got its name
because three of its members Charles
Chase, Raleigh Mann and Jerry Fer
nald are on the staff or faculty of
the UNC. The fourth member, lead
singer Ron Knight, teaches eighth grade
at Lowe's Grove Junior High School.
The men are also members of the
Research Triangle Park, chapter of the
Society for the Preservation and Encour
agement of Barber Shop Quartet
Singing in America Inc. The society's
lengthy name and acronym resulted
from poking fun at government agency
initials, which are often long and
complicated, explained Mann, who
sings baritone and is a lecturer in the
School of Journalism. Carolina Blue
does not compete as a quartet in the
society; however, the RTP chapter has
been named champion barbershop
chorus in the Society's Dixie District
for six consecutive years.
Mann said Carolina Blue is trying to
start a local society chapter in Chapel
Hill. Anyone who is interested in singing
barbershop music, he said, is invited to
come to University United Methodist
Very few people
are located either at a main entrance
to campus, or near a traditional campus
Wright said the University's first
choice for the visitor center was "a
renovation or adaptation of an existing
North Campus building since that's
usually the part of the campus most
people see first." But the growth of
South Campus must also be kept in
mind, he said.
UNC will try to incorporate the best
of what other universities have into its
center, Wright said. He said the Carol
ina Student Fund has been looking at
all the land and space options of the
University and was preparing presen
tations for the administration on how
the center could best be used.
What the fund has to do, Wright said,
"is take a look at both the facilities
universities with visitor centers have and
what the faculty said, then see what's
available" as far as location and funding
the dividends, the revised bill gives the
CGC discretion on whether to invest
all the interest in a "socially responsible
manner" or reinvest it back into the
SHCU during annual budgeting.
That was the goal of the remaining
30 percent mentioned in the original bill.
"I dont think this precludes the
scholarship," Barlow said. "I think it
gives it flexibility."
Hecht said the Executive Branch
wanted to ensure the money would be
used. "We want something done by the
end of the year. The point of the bill
is to make sure the money goes
"We're an action oriented body,"
of the Carolina Blue quartet enjoy its
Church on Thrusdays at 7:30 p.m. "A
few more people show up each week
than before," said Mann, "We welcome
everyone, students included."
In discussing the American art form
known distinctly as "barbershop
music," Fernald, who sings bass and is
a School of Medicine pediatrics pro
fessor, said the songs are mostly lyrical,
contain detailed verses and often tell a
Chase, tenor singer of the group and
biostatistician with the Biological
Research Center, said barbershop music
sometimes centers around girls, love
and the South. Mann mentioned
mothers and railroads as two additional
Fernald said there are some songs
that cannot be sung in the barbershop
style because they stray too far from
te traditional harmonies that character
ize the style. "You can write barbershop,
but it's difficult to transform a typical
song into that sound," he said, "Songs
written between 1890 and 1930 are
normally ideal." Mann aded that certain
tunes popular in the 1950s also serve
as suitable barbershop material.
While some listeners may feel such
music is simplistic, barbershop compo
sitions are usually technically difficult.
The quartet members discussed scale
intervals, tuning and the fact that
barbershop quartets are not on a
tempered scale (like a piano, for
example). They said each member must
listen carefully to blend each note into
a perfect-sounding chord.
Barbershop music appeals to both
young and old, Mann said. He said
people seem to "get off on the sound"
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'84 's gift
The center will be built with pledges
from the class of '84. During four days
in March the class collected pledges
totalling $1 12,320 to pay for the center
over the next fiive years. It was the
largest five-year pledge gift from any
graduating class at any public or private
university in the country.
The pledges, from 702 of the 3,500
seniors, easily exceeded the original goal
of $40,000. Wright said more than
$30,000 was pledged during the first day
of the drive.
According to William Massey of the
Carolina Student Fund each person
who pledges should pay a total of $160
over the five years a $10 initial gift
provides the starting capital, then each
November bills are mailed out: for $5
in 1984, for $20 in 5, for $25 in 6,
for $40 in 7 and for $50 in 88.
The Carolina Student Fund matched
all initial donations past the required
$10, meaning that if a student gave $25
instead of $10 then the Fund gave $15. '
Barlow said. "We want to do something
with the money." But he said he not
only wanted to invest the funds in
something socially responsible but
thought the dividends should fund
something socially responsible as well.
Rebel Cole (Dist. 3) agreed. "I think
we can be responsible by spending it
on student organizations," he said,
adding that the original article "let the
Executive Branch allocate our money
"In essence, the bill passed," Hecht
said after the meeting. He said he hoped
the full CGC would repeal the amend
ment at tomorrow's meeting.
challenging, sophisticated style
of the harmonious melodies. "We get
a feel for the audience, and if they're
a really up group we dont throw in
a slow, sad song." he said.
There is more to being a successful
barbershop quartet than the music.
Fernald said the members cannot sing
the entire time, so there has to be some
talking and joking around. The group
has to prepare humorous exchanges in
advance, Chase said, just like they have
to practice musical numbers so the
performance will flow together
smoothly. Mann, who does most of the
talking for the group during shows, said
jokes involving the host of the event
tend to go over rather well.
Just how did barbershop singing get
started in the first place? Myth has it
that men used to get together and sing
in barbershops, which were the social
hang-outs in the late 1800s. Fernald
explained that such men originally sang
in pairs and trios and then discovered
the distinctive sound of an added fourth
part. Hence, the quartet idea of today
originated in the barbershops years ago.
Although it began as a form of
recreation, barbershop-style singing has
blossomed into not only a popular
entertainment form but also a compet
itive sport. Contest judges undergo
rigorous training, Chase said, so they
can accurately evaluate various aspects
of competing quartets and choruses:
sound, stage presence, musical interpre
tation, arrangement and creativity.
Fernald said the judges use a 100-point
grading scale, and a good group will
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Red Clay Ramblers, previews part of the Playmakers Repertory
Company's world-premiering one-man musical The Last Song of
John Profitt, opening Sept 30
Reagan adopts soft tone
to Soviets at UN meeting
The Associated Press
UNITED NATIONS President
Reagan, striking a conciliatory tone,
said yesterday he would work to narrow
"the clear differences" between the
United States and the Soviet Union.
The president proposed high-level
meetings that could be "essential, if
crises are to be avoided."
Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei
Gromyko listened with a poker face,
hands folded in his lap, as Reagan
addressed the 39th session of the United
Nations General Assembly.
"America has repaired its strength
. . . We are ready for constructive
negotiations with the Soviet Union,"
The president, who once denounced
Moscow as an "evil empire" that
ultimately would be left on the "ash
heap of history," adopted his most
conciliatory line yet toward the Soviets
in the speech.
Reagan, pressed repeatedly by U.S.
allies to soften his once harsh anti
Soviet rhetoric, was interrupted just
once by applause, when he remarked:
"Outside this room, while there really
are clear differences, there's every
reason why we should do all that is
possible to shorten that distance. And
that's why we're here."
Replacing Friday called tough
By MARGARET McKINNON
Chancellors at four of the UNC
system's universities say they don't
know who could replace President
William C. Friday, who announced
Sept. 14 that he would retire in July
But all say they have a perfect ideal
of who would be best. And they define
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teristics of Friday.
leadership over the
years brought us
through such trying
times as the integra
tion years," N.C. Cen
Leroy Walker said.
Chancellor William Wagner agreed. "I
have never worked with anybody in my
entire life who IVe enjoyed more than
N.C. State University Chancellor
Bruce R. Polton, a former head of the
New Hampshire University systems,
said, "Bill Friday is the most successful
head of any multi-campus system in the
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Addressing the charge that his hard
line anti-communism has increased
hostilities between the superpowers,
Reagan suggested in his speech that new
talks between U.S. and Soviet cabinet
level officials would provide a "fresh
approach to reducing international
Reagan also called for a new "frame
work for arms control." Talks aimed
at reducing nuclear weapons have been
in limbo since last December, when the
Soviets stalked out in anger over U.S.
deployment of new nuclear missiles in
"We need to extend the arms control
process, to build a bigger umbrella
under which it can operate-a road map
if you will, showing where, during the
next 20 years or so, these individual
efforts can lead," he said.
"This can greatly assist st.ep-by-step
arms control negotiations and enable
us to avoid having all of our hopes or
expectations ride on any single set or
series of negotiations."
Asserting that "spheres of influence
are a thing of the past," the president
suggested that senior experts from both
nations should begin regular "in-depth
exchanges of views" on regional prob
lems, such as Central America and the
"He has done as well as anyone in
Neither Wagner, Polton, Walker or
Winston-Salem State Chancellor Hay
ward Wilson would comment on who
might be possible nominees for Friday's
post. "I have no clue to who his
successor might be, but whoever it is,
hell have big shoes to fill," Walker said.
Polton also would not speculate on
Friday's successor, but added, "My one
consolation is that however creative and
innovative his successor is, hell have
to continue to follow many of the
guidelines that Friday set up which
made this university system one of the
best in the nation."
All said they expected Friday's
"Bill Friday was constant throughout
his career in following University
regulations so it was not surprising that
he planned to retire at the expected age
of 65, but I am still extremely saddened
by his resigning," Walker said.
According to Polton, Friday had
made it very clear to the chancellors
that he would retire soon. "He is a
strong advocate of retiring at 65, and
had made it clear to us as a group that
he personally wanted to retire at 65,"