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Volume 92, Issue 99
Friday, December 7, 1984
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Black, white fraternities beginning to s.
By JANET OLSON
After the first semester of the Inter
fraternity Council's new program
promoting visits between black and
white fraternities, at least 12 white
fraternities have not yet extended
invitations to black fraternity
Chi Psi, Kappa Alpha and Lambda
Chi Alpha fraternities each held a visit
this semester. In addition, at least eight
other fraternities have signed up to host
visits, according to George Perry,
former executive assistant of minority
relations for the IFC.
Of the white fraternities not yet signed
up for the program, Perry said, some
have expressed interest in hosting a visit.
Yet he added some were simply afraid.
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be a radical black coming into their
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Wanted: a bus
University establishes new
By KEVIN WASHINGTON
Beginning in fall 1985, all dormitory
students will be required to purchase
a minimum $100 meal plan, according
to Chuck Antle, associate vice chancel
lor for business.
The decision for the mandatory
charge was made by the University
Board of Trustees in June 1982. How
ever, the procedure for billing students
for the $100 meal plans has not been
decided yet, Antle said.
"What the Trustee resolution said
was that all students in dorms would
have to buy meal plans effective after
food service renovations were finished,"
he said. "We expect those renovations
to be finished by mid-August 1985."
Antle said the new meal plan was not
set up to pay for the renovations.
Parker: student groups should be allowed
By MIKE ALLEN
Several changes in the campus
alcohol-use policy adopted by the
University last August, have been
By JOAN CLIFFORD
Reagan's broad base of support
among many different groups and
regions profoundly disquieted the
Democrats on Nov. 6. Some say it could
be the death toll for the Democratic
majority forged during Roosevelt's New
But does it proclaim a future of
Republican dominance in American
Although 38 percent of the electorate
still calls themselves Democrats, the exit
polls showed an increase in voters
claiming Republican affiliation from 27
percent in 1980 to 32 percent in 1984.
Important to the future of the parties
are those under 24 who now wear the
Republican rather than the Democratic
label. Jeffrey Obler, UNC associate
professor of political science, said young
voters were concerned about their
"Younger people lean to the right
because they think the Republicans will
provide more jobs in the future," he
Demographic shifts helped account
for Reagan's avalanche of support,
which hit Democrats with the reality
that they have lost four of the last five
house and telling them why they are
racists," Perry said. "But that hasn't
happened. When we started this pro
gram, I said it would separate the men
from the mice."
Chi Psi President Justin Gottlieb said
some fraternities might not have been
interested in participating.
"I think some fraternities are very
happy as they are now and don't want
to press the issue," Gottlieb said.
Trey Entwistle, Lamda Chi Alpha
president, said peer pressure might also
have kept some fraternity presidents
from signing up for a visit.
"A lot of presidents are afraid of what
their members think about a program
like this," Entwistle said. "Or they might
think the workshop wouldn't be
attended well and they'd look bad."
Perry said he hoped all fraternities
understood the purpose of the program
It was with damp anticipation that these people waited for the bus on Stadium Drive yesterday, some protected
by umbrellas, some not. That colorful oranged-striped vehicle must have been a welcome sight.
"Students are paying $10 a semester as
a debt fee," he said. "That may last for
10 years or so."
He said the plan was set up to
encourage students to use the food
But Mark Stafford, Residence Hall
Association president, said he was
concerned about the billing procedure
which hadn't been decided yet. "A lot
of people won't know that their bill is
going up $100 next year," he said. "I
just don't want students to sign up for
the lottery in February and find out
about the increase then."
Antle said the billing procedure had
not been decided yet, but the committee
working on the meal plan was looking
at a procedure which would have the
students pay directly to ARA Food
services. He said ARA would then
recommended by Student Body Pres
ident Paul Parker.
In a letter to Donald A. Boulton, vice
chancellor and dean of student affairs,
Parker suggested the Forest Theatre
Reagan swept not only every region
of the country, but also every age group
and almost every demographic voting
bloc. He captured new voters as well
as traditional Democrats, which shows
a drastic change in the influence of party
Gallup Poll data showed Republican
popularity declining until the '60s while
Democratic party support increased.
But during that decade, it began to
"A realignment is already occurring,"
said Joel Schwartz, UNC professor of
political science. "It's not just something
to look for in the future. Young voters
used to be the 'young liberals' now
they're Republican. That says a lot."
In the formerly Democratic "Solid
South," a Democratic presidential
candidate has not won the white
majority since 1964. White, ethnic, and
Catholic voters have defected and voted
a Republican ticket.
The Democratic Party is becoming
College professor someone who talks
was not to integrate fraternities but to
promote awareness and understanding
between blacks and whites.
"We all know the mindset in the
fraternity system is not yet progressive
enough for any radical change to take
place," Perry said. "But we can learn
to understand each other. It takes
attitudinal integration before you can
have physical integration."
Looking back on the three visits made
this semester, Perry said he was pleased
with the increased awareness between
black and white participants. But he
added there was a somewhat guarded
approach to discussing racism.
Perry said that at each session
participants devoted about half the time
to discussing differences between black
and white fraternity structures, and they
didn't always probe the racism isuue as
deeply as possible.
dorm resident meal plan
match a list of students who live in
dorms with those who had paid for a
meal plan on computer.
"The billing will not be on students'
accounts," he said.
Cindi Wolf, a member of the campus
food service advisory committee and
area director for Hinton-James dormi
tory, said, "We're looking at getting the
information out to students about the
"We expect that information to be
out sometime in January," she said.
She said the University had been
considering such a plan since the late
1970s. "Right now we're waiting on the
details from the other committee before
we disseminate any information to
Antle said his committee would have
that information before Christmas.
and Rams Club parking lot be included
with Ehringhaus Field as places where
alcohol may be consumed.
Parker's second recommendation
would allow student groups to accept
a party of non-whites, the unemployed,
the poor, union families, and Jews. And
out of these, only the Jews represent
success. If it were up to the others, the
party would have no hope," said
But in many local areas, Republicans
have a weak organizational structure,
which accounts for the Democratic
majority in the House of Representa
tives, he said.
But economics will always be an
important factor in national politics. If
another recession occurs, like the one
in 1981-82, Republicans may shed their
popularity and Democrats could gain
Schwartz said the presidency was a
reflection of the economic condition of
"The presidency is like an economic
report card. If the economy goes down
the tube, Reaganomics goes with it."
Obler said Reagan's effect on the
party affiliation shift was based on his
personality and low inflation rates, not
the Republican party's popularity
"If Bush runs in 1988, it will depend
on the economic standings at the time:
that which Reagan produced, good or
bad," Obler said.
But despite time-imposed limits, each
session had a moment of inner tension,
"I went into each house and said
everyone in the room was a racist," he
said. "As a result, people examined
themselves a little bit closer."
Garth Dunklin, Kappa Alpha pres
ident, agreed participants felt tension,
and said the experience was very
positive because it cleared up
"We're sort of singled out as a racist
fraternity, and it's just not true,"
Dunklin said. "But they (the black
fraternity representatives) probably
thought we'd have them leave running.
The visit helped them see we're not racist
and that we don't run around in white
Entwistle said the workshop at
Lamda Chi Alpha cleared up misper-
Tony Hardee, director of University
Dining Services, said he didn't know
how far the $100 meal plan would go
in terms of time. "The amount a student
pays for a meal varies and, without that
average, you couldn't know how far that
would go," he said. "Some people, for
example, have coffee and a doughnut
for breakfast, while some might have
a full breakfast. It would be hard to
say what the average meal would be."
At present students may buy any
where from $100 worth of food or more,
according to Jim Swenson, production
manager for University Dining.
Next semester, students will be
allowed to carry their meal plans from
the fall semester to the spring, he said.
Next academic year, students may use
the same card for several years until it
to accept beer
free donations of beer when offered. The
final suggestion asks that Student
Government and the Graduate and
Professional Student Federation be
allowed serve alcohol at the permitted
"These recommendations came in
good faith and will be examined in good
faith," said James Cansler, associate
vice chancellor of student affairs.
Cansler said the feasibility of the
recommendations could not be deter
mined at the present time, however.
Parker's justification for the first two
recommendations centers around the
University's responsibility, or lack of
responsibility, for any liability occurring
while students are using alcohol on
"There is very little evidence which
suggests that the University will be held
responsible for liabilities incurred by
students using alcohol on campus . . .
It appears, then, that students of legal
age should be able to possess alcohol
anywhere on campus." the letter said.
Cansler said the whole area of "who's
responsible" was very unclear. "If
someone was seriously injured and
brought suit against someone else, there
is a good chance that some University
administrators would be named as
contributing to the accident," he said.
This is an area which, if the Forest
Theatre and Rams Club parking lot are
added to the policy as places where
alcohol can be consumed, may cause
some problems, Cansler said. One
concern raised by this request is the
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in other people s
ceptions as well.
"We cleared up common fallacies
they had about whites like that we have
no rhythm or that we smell like chickens
when we get wet," Entwistle said. "And
then the discussion opened up on a
All three presidents said the visits le'd
to continued discussion and idea
exchanges between members. Dunklin
said some Kappa Alpha members sat
with black fraternity members at a
And according to Entwistle, Lambda
Chi Alpha members have suggested
sending white representatives to black
fraternity meetings to promote white
understanding of the black environment
and fraternity structure. Entwistle said
alumni of the fraternity heard about the
program and expressed interest by
talking to black fraternity graduates.
assured by CGC
Parker turns down referendum
By JIM ZOOK
Student Body President Paul Parker
yesterday vetoed a bill for a student
referendum asking for constitutionally
guaranteed funding for Student Legal
The bill was passed by the Campus
Governing Council last week.
"The reason I vetoed it is because I'm
not sure this is the best proposal to
present to the student body for the
funding of Student Legal Services,"
Parker said. "I used the fact that the
council was split down the middle 8
8, and Reggie Holley (CGC Speaker)
broke the tie.
"After speaking with Dottie Bernholz
(SLS director), some people in the
Office of Business and Finance in the
University to get their ideas and Allen
Robertson (student body treasurer), I
think we can work out a compromise
between the two bills," he said.
The two bills Parker referred to were
debated for more than two hours at the
Nov. 28 CGC meeting. The original bill,
authored by Holley, proposed a refer
endum asking the students to guarantee
SLS 17.5 percent of student activities
fees. That is the measure that passed.
The other proposal, authored by
Parker and Robertson, was an amend
ment to the original bill. It would have
created a separate fee to go to SLS,
with the amount set by the CGC. That
amendment originally passed, 13-7. But
it was revoked because several members
determined giving the council such
power would be setting a "dangerous
Parker said he hoped to find a
medium between the two proposals to
appease both sides. He said he had a
measure to propose to the CGC Jan.
"It would ask the student body to
approve a fee of $1 a semester for
Student Legal Services," he said. "That
would generate $40,000 in revenue and
would free up $40,000 from the general
surplus. Therefore, student groups
would have $40,000 more."
SLS received about $77,000 in
student fes this year. Parker said the
remaining $35,000-$40,000 needed to
cover SLS' expenses could be attained
through the budget process, the way
SLS has received its funding for the past
The reason for the reorganizing of
SLS funding is to provide job stability
and flexibility in giving employees
Christmas gives thieves
good opportunity to steal
By MIKE GUNZENHAUSER
Christmas break is a prime time for
thefts from cars and apartments in
Chapel Hill, according to the Chapel
Hill Police Department, because pack
ages and valuables left behind by
students over the holidays are prime
targets for thieves.
Crime Prevention Officer Robert
Frick said reports of break-ins had
already increased at least 10 percent this
In an effort to deter holiday crime,
Frick said CHPD had a special team
to patrol apartment complexes over the
break. Thieves know where students
live, and they know where to look for
valuables during Christmas, he said.
Students who live in houses and
apartments shouldn't leave anything of
value in their homes over the holiday,
Frick said. Students should take their
valuables home with them or leave them
with friends who are staying in the area
for Christmas. This includes finding
Although all participants weren't
helped in the same magnitude, Perry
said most experienced increased aware
ness and now would search their souls
when hearing racial slurs.
"Once your consciousness is raised,
it gives you a chance to question illogical
statements," Perry said.
The fraternities signed up to hold
visits next semester are Chi Phi, Delta
Kappa Epsilon, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi
Kappa Phi, Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu,
Sigma Phi Epsilon, Tau Epsilon Phi
and Zeta Beta Tau.
Perry said he would work with
George Wilson, newly appointed IFC
executive vice-president for minority
affairs, to schedule the visits. They will
try to set times early in the semester,
he said, to avoid the academic conflicts
which caused two cancellations in
salaries. Parker said he had no doubt
the council would approve one of these
"A proposal will go to the students
Feb. 5 because the council is behind
SLS 100 percent and wants to give it
the financial stability it needs," he said.
"If I sign the bill now, we can't really
change it (later). Doing this, we can
Although she would not comment on
what she considered the best route to
take, Bernholz said she did not like the
idea of attaching S LS' name to a student
"I don't think it's fair to tie a fee
increase to SLS," she said. "We haven't
asked for a fee increase. We do ask for
a hefty budget every year. Our budget,
however, when compared with the Tar
Heel, is not out of kilter. Because we
"compete for money the Tar Heel is not
competing for, we appear to take money
from other student groups."
Bernholz was referring to the con
stitutionally guaranteed 16 percent the
Dairly Tar Heel receives from activities.
The only other group to receive con
stitutional funding is the Carolina
Union, which receives 33 percent of
Bernholz said she did not think the
Tar Heel and the Carolina Union were
any different from SLS.
"They have full-time professional
staffs," she said. "They also have
guaranteed funding. So each employee
knows that each year there will be a
financial base to provide their jobs. We
don't have that at Student Legal
Holley said he would hold firm to
the phrasing of the original bill.
"My basic feeling is that, in this
instance, we can provide for and
maintain the best law firm in Chapel
Hill without increasing student activities
fees," Holley said. "I know the people
in my district don't want a fee increase."
Holley said he didn't think a fee
increase had a strong chance of passing
and was not the best alternative to
remedy the situation.
"This past summer, students were
afflicted with a $3.50 fee increase,
something they didn't have a choice in,"
he said. "This fall, students voted for
another fee increase through RHA.
Then we take note today that the
housing department is asking for a 10
percent increase .... I think at some
point students are going to say 'enough's
secure places lor stereos and televisions,
Students need to be especially watch
ful when loading and unloading their
cars in parking lots. Frick suggested a
parking lot monitor for each parking
lot where people are unloading because
thieves are hesitant to walk off with
something if they think someone might
be watching them.
According to Frick, parking lots are
always a risky place in December
because of heavy traffic and shopping;
therefore, one should not hesitate to
report a suspicious-looking person
loitering around a parking lot or peering
Another important thing to
remember is not to leave anything in
a car that is clearly visible through the
window. Frick said students planning
to leave their cars in airport parking
lots over Christmas break should park
as close as possible to loading ramps
so the car won't be left unattended with