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but should ake an umbrella with
him just in case, thanks to a 30
percent chance of showers.
Highs in the mid 80s. Lows about
' Copyright 1984 The Dmily TarHl
Lookin' out for spring
Students can pick up schedules
for classes for spring 1 985 in the
basement of Hanes Hall to
prepare for next week's fun-filled
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 92, Issue 69
Tuesday, October 23, 1984
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Business Advertising 962-1163,
By LISA SWICEGOOD
A relatively unpublicized referendum
that would increase students dormitory
rent by 75 cents beginning next fall will
be voted on today by dormitory
But a random sampling last night of
dormitory leaders area governors,
dorm presidents and resident assistants
revealed that few are aware of the
referendum drafted by the Residence
Hall Association. Most said they
expected low voter turnout.
"It's hard (for students) to vote on
something they don't know anything
about,' said league President John
Martin. "Usually at least we've had a
chance to hear the pros and cons.
A news release announcing the vote
was not delivered to The Daily Tar Heel
until yesterday afternoon.
Mark Stafford, Residence Hall Asso
cation president, said three factors
contributed to the lack of publicity.
"It was only three weeks ago that we
finalized the draft, Stafford said.
"After that we had Fall Break.
He said RHA members were also
pushed to have the election today
because of an Oct. 26 deadline by the
Department of University Housing.
"They have to have the outcome of
the referendum to finalize their budget
booklet, he said.
Stafford said if students did not vote
on the rent increase today it would be
1986 before it went into effect. "We
didn't want it blown out of proportion,
Stafford said. "I think some people are
trying to undermine this election
because they feel it will threaten their
$2 student activities fee increase vote
in the spring.
Stafford said students would benefit
more from the 75-cent increase because
the money would be guaranteed to go
back to them through their dormitories.
"The Campus Governing Council's $2
increase would be spread over 30
campus organizations, hv said.
Although Stafford said he thinks the
lack of publicity will affect voter
turnout, he said RHA had tried to make
up the loss of voters by arranging
polling sites in main lobbies and putting
up posters encouraging students to vote.
"We did all we could with publicity in
the short time we had, he said.
The RHA Governing Board is com
posed of area governors and
If the 75-cent increase passes, the
money will be deposited in the On
Campus Resident's Fund, which is used
for residence hall programs. "Under
CGC treasury laws, it is illegal to spend
monies for social activities, so OCRF
gave us funds for programs for the
residents, RHA Treasurer Richard
At least one-third of this increase
must be spent on all campus programs
and social activities such as Springfest.
"It will guarantee stable funding for
concerts that have been most popular,"
Arson charged in frat fire
The Associated Press
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. A 23-year-old
man was arrested yesterday
and charged with murder and arson in
a fraternity house fire that killed an
Indiana University student and injured
34 people, authorities said.
Investigators said Jerry Zook, a non
student, had fought with members of
the fraternity on Saturday night and
returned later to splash turpentine in
the fraternity house living room and set
it on fire.
The p re-dawn fire at the Zeta Beta
Tau fraternity killed Israel Edelman, 19,
New restaurant honors Dynasty star
By DORA McALPIN
For $2.69 you can have Alexis at
Night. For only 10 cents more, you'll
get Alexis in Bed. If you're willing to
spend a little extra, however, you can
have the Mission Accomplished for
These are only a few of the items on
the menu at Alexis, Chapel Hill's newest
restaurant and bar.
Located at 400 W. Franklin St.,
Alexis was named for TV's sadistic
sexpot Alexis Carrington Colby, played
by Joan Collins on Wednesday night's
steamy soap opera "Dynasty."
"Alexis is used to fine things, and she
has very good taste," said Alex St. John,
design coordinator for Gurstrick, the
Chapel Hill company that owns the
"She has class and so do we. We offer
good food and a good atmosphere; we
hope we have something for everyone,"
St. John said the best thing about
the restaurant was that the prices were
reasonable. "We realize that most
college students live on a very tight
Stafford said. "We will have adequate
funding for a regular South Campus
concert, he said. "That's something we
RHA is the only campus organization
that has two operating budgets the
OCRF and CGC. However, if this fee
increase is passed, the RHA will be
prohibited from requesting funds from
the CGC during its spring general
budget allocation process for at least
RHA will also be prevented from
proposing any increases in social fees
to the OCRF for at least three years
"For a good turnout, you need good
publicity," Mangum President Rob
Ehinger said. "But I think that if people
take the time to vote, they will read over
the referendum and make a responsible
STOW Governor Margaret Stewart
also said she felt the short notice would
hurt voter turnout, but not
Mitch Camp, Granville Towers
Governor, said he began talking about
the referendum in area Senate meetings
three weeks ago. But despite putting up
signs about the fee increase. Camp said,
"I'm reluctant to say, but it could have
been publicized a little better."
Granville East RA Robin Yontz,
however, said she had not seen any
signs. "Although I knew about it (the
referendum), I don't think it was
publicizied as well as it could have
been," Yontz said. "I can almost
guarantee that my residents don't know
anything about it."
Morrison Governor Dolores Brown
said she had put up signs in Morrison
and tried to notify residents of the
referendum. "Most seemed to find it's
(the referendum) pretty good," she said.
But when asked why, neither the
Daily Tar Heel nor other area leaders
knew of the referendum before yester
day, she said. "There is no good answer.
You can apologize, but there's no
Besides the fee increase, campus
residents will also vote on a referendum
that would ratify a new RHA Consti
tution which calls for the election of
Governors before the housing lottery,
instead of after the lottery as in the
existing document. The new Constitu
tion will not make a distinction between
the terms "residence college" and
"confederation"; recall procedures for
the RHA President are specified in the
new document; a Program Board is
specifically set up and also set up is an
"electoral college" type system for
amending the RHA Consititution.
Only a majority of people voting is
needed to pass the two referenda.
Stafford said, however, that the final
decision will be made by Wayne Kuncl,
director of University Housing. "If a
majority of the students vote for it, I'm
confident he will put it in the budget,"
a sophomore at the university's Rich
mond campus who was a guest at the
fraternity house during homecoming
He died of smoke inhalation, accord
ing to Monroe County Deputy Coroner
A nurse at Bioomington Hospital
said four fraternity members were
admitted, three with second-degree
burns and smoke inhalation, and the
other with wrist and back fractures and
See FIRE on page 5
budget," he said. "Here, they can eat
a good meal in an intimate atmosphere
at a very reasonable cost."
Alexis serves a variety of appetizers,
salads and sandwiches from 11 a.m.
until 10 p.m., seven days a week. After
dinner hours, cold sandwiches and
salads are available while the dance
floor is open with strobe lights and Top
40 music until 2 a.m., according to
waitress Nicole Singletary, a sophomore
"We want to make sure that Alexis
has just the right atmosphere," St. John
said. "The employees all wear white and
black because they're such classy
The lights in Alexis are dim with a
burning candle on each of the glass
topped tables. St. John said he is
looking for more antiques to enhance
the restaurant's decor. A shield hanging
over a doorway in the restaurant once
hung in the Waldorf-Astoria, he said,
and a china cabinet that holds the wine
was salvaged from a house that was
destroyed by fire.
St. John said that another important
feature of the restaurant was the wide-
Civil Rights Act was
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afternoon downpours. Most people tried to stay as far away from water and mud as possible.
Increased coed housing proposed
Administration plans for new dorm get
By KEVIN WASHINGTON
A student alternative to two housing
department plans would increase female
dormitory spaces on campus, said Dave
Spano, chairman of a committee
studying how the new South Campus
residence hall will affect the campus.
The proposal, which was submitted
to the housing department on Oct. 11,
establish a female male ratio of 60
to 40 in the new dormitory.
convert all nine building on Olde
Campus to coed buildings with separate
floors for men and women.
convert Joyner to a coed dormitory.
convert Whitehead to a coed,
graduate student dormitory
make a new undergraduate floor
in Craige for women from Whitehead
dormitory and other areas.
The proposal would increase space
for women on campus by 5 percent,
Fraternities try to bridge racial differences
By RAY TINGLE
Black fraternity representatives will
conduct a question and answer session
with a white fraternity tonight in an
attempt to bridge the gap between black
and white lf. ternities.
Ac cording to George Perry, executive
assistant of minority relations for the
lnterfraternity Council, tonight's meet
ing with Lambda Chi Alpha will be the
second time the black fraternity
members have met with a white frater
nity. They held a question and answer
session with members of Chi Psi two
Perry said he hoped these meetings
would be educational. "There must be
an integration of the mind before there
is an integration of the body," he said.
"These meetings will further education
and understanding between the two
systems and will aim directly at racist
beliefs. We want to be honest, frank
and straightforward in our meetings."
Trey Entwistle, president of Lambda
Chi Alpha fraternity, said he expected
a totally open session to try to under
stand the differences between the two
screen television, which he said will be
used later for time-shifting. "We'll
record soap operas and maybe some
ballgames, and show them at a time
that's more convenient for some people
than the times they were originally
aired," he said.
Alexis has two bars and just recently
received its ABC permits. St. John said
he believed this would attract more
"We opened Oct. 3, but business
hasn't been very good," he said. "A lot
of people don't know we're here yet
because we haven't done much adver
tising, but we wanted to wait until we
got our ABC permits."
"I think Chapel Hill needs this place,"
said Lynn Holland, kitchen manager at
Papagayo's in Durham.
She and Meg Miller, assistant man
ager of Papagayo's in Chapel Hill,
agreed that the prices at Alexis are
"Besides that, it's beautiful here,"
Holland said. "It's classy, and the people
who work here are friendly. What more
could you want?"
the best thing to happen to the South in
Spano said. The number of undergrad
uate spaces on campus would increase
by 615 with 582 more for women and
33 more for men.
Wayne Kuncl, housing department
director, said the committee's proposal
was one of two alternative proposals
submitted since the housing department
released its initial proposals.
The first original proposal called for
all 496 spaces in the new dormitory to
go to women while converting Avery
to an all-male dormitory. The second
proposal would give 240 spaces in the
new dormitory to men and 256 to
women while converting Joyner to an
all-male dormitory and Everett and
Graham to all-female residence halls.
The first plan would create 368 more
spaces for women while the second plan
would add 286 spaces.
Mark Stafford, Residence Hall Asso
ciation president, wrote an evaluation
of the original proposals two weeks ago
fraternity systems and why they exist.
Entwistle also said he hoped other
fraternities will hold such sessions. "If
the entire Greek system does rfot take
part in the meetings, it will not do any
good," he said.
Chi Psi President Justin Gottlieb said
he heped their meeting two weeks ago
helped to stimulate better relations
between the black and white fraternities.
"Stimulating dialogue is the first step
to breaking down many of the barriers
that exist," Gottlieb said. "There are lots
of differences between black and white
frats. Black Greeks are more service
oriented, while we are more social in
nature. What we want to do is to ask
ourselves what we can we do from our
side to make things better."
Perry cited what he believed were the
problems between black and white
fraternities. "It's impossible to integrate
fraternity members who don't under
stand the differences between the black
and white members," he said. "Once we
realize our racist beliefs, we must attack
them and wash them away to forward
any type of improvement."
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and submitted amendments to the
proposals at that time.
Spano said the conversion of Olde
Campus to coed dormitories would
allow for the best increase in female
spaces because the area was 78 percent
"The area directors on the committee
placed some value on coed living
because it's more like the real world,"
he said. The committee noted that coed
areas had a lower amount of damage
and rowdiness than all-male areas as
well as a more varied social environment
and more varied programming. Coed
buildings also afford more flexibility for
the future if the male to female ratios
shift, the committee said.
Making Joyner coed would give those
male students displaced by the Olde
Campus conversion the same chance of
receiving housing in the lottery as they
would have received without the
There are a lot of myths, misconcep
tions and preconceived attitudes about
the whole Greek system that have no
merit, he said. "Many times, the
fraternity system creates its own prob
lems. And one of the most major of
Carter to deliver 1984 Weil
lecture tonight in Memorial
Former President Jimmy Carter will
tell 2,000 students in Memorial Hall at
8 p.m. tonight what he thinks about
Carter, who lost a re-election bid in
1980 to President Reagan, was selected
by the chancellor's established lectures
committee to deliver this year's Weil
Lecture. Carter will speak exactly two
weeks before the Nov. 6 election.
The Weil Lecture is sponsored by the
Weil family of Goldsboro.
In addition to the free, public lecture.
Carter is expected to hold a press
conference and meet with students in
the political science department this
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left from Monday's sporadic, frenzied
Spano said the North Campus con
versions were not enough, and that since
Craige, a graduate student dormitory,
always had extra space 108 under
graduates currently live in the hal!
converting a graduate floor to under
graduate women would increase space
for female students even more.
Once the Craige floor is converted,
Whitehead would become a graduate
student dormitory because "it's so
isolated and ... it has its own security
problems," Spano said.
Spano said, "This proposal does not
touch several all-female halls on campus
like Kenan, Alderman, Aycock, Rutfin,
Parker, Cobb, Spencer . . . there are still
a lot of all women's buildings on
"But we need to see how much
students feel emotionally tied to the old
dormitory system," he said.
"We want to do what the students
want," he said.
these is racism," Perry said.
Six other fraternities have signed up
for the sessions. These are Pi Kappa
Phi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Tau Epsilon
Phi, Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Alpha,
and Delta Kappa Epsilon.
Joining Carter for the visit is 17-year-old
daughter Amy, who is said to be
considering UNC among her college
options. The Carters will receive a tour
of the campus today.
The lecture will be held in Memorial
Hall, despite attempts to hold the
lecture in Carrnichael Auditorium.
Committee members said Memorial
Hall was chosen because the size of the
lecture fund prohibited using the more
WUNC-TV plans to air the lecture
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TV character as its inspiration.