There will be a mandatory staff
meeting for all DTH staff
members, including new staffers,
today at 4:30 p.m. in the DTH
Don't let it fool you
Mostly sunny today with a high
of 45. Fair skies tonight and lows
once again in the 20s.
Copyright 1985 The Daily Tar Heel
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 93, Issue 111
Thursday, January 24, 1985
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Constitutional funding debated
By JANET OLSON
Candidates for student body presi
dent were divided last night on the issue
of constitutionally funding the Black
The candidates spoke at the BSM
forum in Upendo Lounge.
Joining three other candidates who
opposed the funding, Patricia Wallace
said she was against constitutional
funding of any campus organization's
"Every group's expenses change from
year to year based on the programs they
plan for that year," Wallace said.
"Student Government has to have the
right to evaluate the value of those
programs to decide if they deserve
Wallace said Student Government
would remain highly supportive of the
BSM because of the organization's
leadership and programming. With
Student Government's continued sup
port, she said, the BSM should not need
SBP candidate Joe Stewart also said
Student Government must retain its
right to evaluate the worth of all campus
"Student Government needs a sup
port system of checks and balances,"
Stewart said. "The BSM will be sup
ported by the increased black student
enrollment I intend to strive for in my
David Dickson, another SBP candi
date, agreed, saying constitutional
funding of the BSM or any organization
would not allow flexibility in Student
SBP candidate Brad Ives said that
although he opposed constitutional
funding for the BSM, as president he
would consider such funding for Black
"I believe it's possible for the Black
Ink to get promised funding like The
Daily Tar Heel has," Ives said.
Stewart said he was unsure if. con
stitutional funding for even the DTH
"I would have my administration
look into the constitutional funding of
the DTH and would consider question
Pro-choice groups gather,
condemn clinic bombings
By SCOTT WHARTON
RALEIGH Commemorating the
landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision
that legalized abortions performed in
the first two trimesters of pregnancy,
about 50 pro-choice demonstrators held
a rally on the State Capitol grounds
Members of the N.C. chapters of the
National Organization For Women and
the Religious Coalition for Abortion
Rights marched with flashlights and
wore buttons supporting their cause. In
the twilight and 20-degree cold, they
heard brief speeches by leaders from
"Those who oppose the right to
choose are demanding an end to
religious liberty," said Deborah Steely,
state RCAR coordinator. "A govern
ment then can outlaw my religious belief
and practice and can also outlaw Jerry
Falwell and any other television guru."
Joy Osborne, state NOW president,
condemned the recent bombings of
abortion clinics and criticized President
Reagan for waiting to respond to the
bombings. She said Reagan, who
UNC student found dead Tuesday
UNC senior Wendi-Ayn Hancock,
22, of Bim Street in Carrboro, died
Hancock was a journalism major
from Raleigh and a member of Kappa
Kappa Gamma sorority. She graduated
in 1980 from Athens High School in
Orange County Medical Examiner
Dr. Robert Reddick said Wednesday
night that the cause of death had not
Brackett wants to work for
By RUTHIE PIPKIN
Ed Brackett, a junior journalism
major from Hendersonville, has
announced his candidacy for Daily Tar
Brackett worked as a staff writer on
the DTH arts desk for almost a year
and was a writer and news editor for
his high school paper.
He said eliminating errors in the
DTH would be a primary goal if elected
editor. "No newspaper needs errors, of
course," Brackett said. "I would try to
eliminate errors by assigning more
proofreaders. . . . I'm convinced that
there are students out there that want
ing that funding," Stewart said.
SBP candidates Doug Berger, Max
Lloyd and Fetzer Mills supported,
constitutionally funding the BSM,
saying such funding was the only way
to ensure the BSM's existence from year
Mills said, "The BSM is subject to
the political whims of the (Campus
Governing Council), and it could be
gutted in one year by having a political
wave against it."
The candidates also discussed the
mandatory meal plan issue, offering
various opinions on what action Stu
dent Government should take.
Wallace said that although she did
not believe the mandatory meal plan
could be stopped for all students, it
should not apply to students already
attending the University.
"Giving the plan to the new students
would be OK, because they'd know
about it before they got here," Wallace
said. "But laying it on students who are
already here isnt fair."
But Ives disagreed that the plan was
unstoppable. The money from the meal
plan is intended to ensure that ARA
Food Services' operational expenses are
covered, he said. If ARA makes a profit
this semester, there would be no reason
to have a meal plan, Ives said.
"I think the administration would
agree that (if ARA makes enough
profit), we don't need the meal plan,"
he said. "We don't have to resort to
Candidates for DTH editor were
asked at the forum how they would
recruit more black DTH writers and
Candidate Stuart Tonkinson said he
would recruit minorities to both writing
and editing positions.
"If we can get them in leadership
positions, then it will be easier to get
black journalists to join," Tonkinson
said. - r
David Schmidt, a former.) TH staff
"writer running for a co-editorship with
Arne Rickert, editor of the Phoenix,
said that if elected, he would try to
coordinate projects between Black Ink
and the DTH.
ordered a federal investigation of the
incidents this month, was asked by
NOW to "repudiate this terrorism
against women" more than 10 months
"(Our) pleas fell on deaf ears and
Reagan only acted after 22 more
bombings of abortion clinics," Osborne
She said the public statements of anti
abortion groups had encouraged the
"By calling us evil, by calling us
murderers, by calling us selfish mons
ters, they are only fueling these people
who do plant bombs," Osborne said.
Anti-abortionists' condemnations of
the bombings have been "qualified," she
said. "(They say,) 'we don't like what
you do but we understand why you're
doing it.' "
Osborne said NOW would continue
to press for preserving legalized abor
tion. "We will not retreat from a vocal
minority that seeks to deprive women
of their rights or the terrorists who
would try to silence us by their acts of
yet been determined. "We are investi
gating and should have more tomorrow
(this afternoon)," he said.
Services will be held Friday at 1 1 a.m.
at Saint Giles Presbyterian Church on
Oak Park Drive in Raleigh. In lieu of
flowers, contributions should be sent to
the Wendi-Ayn Hancock Memorial
Fund, Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority
house, 302 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill,
to work on the paper in any capacity
possible. I'm sure they want to proof
read at least so they can get their foot
in the door.
1 never want to
see something like
the Jesse Jackson
headline fiasco in
my paper," Brack
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Members of the Black Student Movement's Central Committee hear student body president candidates
at last night's BSM forum in Upendo Lounge.
By GRANT PARSONS
Morrison Residence Hall has had
more than its fair share of fire alarms
this semester because of a new fire
detection system, completed over the
Christmas holidays in an effort to
upgrade South Campus fire protection.
New systems, also installed in Craige,
Ehringhaus, and Hinton-James dorms
at a total cost of $450,000, have smoke
detectors which the old system did not
have. The detectors, coupled with
student carelessness, are responsible for
three alarms and evacuations within the
past two weeks.
Before the installation of this system,
South Campus had "no real system to
speak of," according to James Ptas
zynski, associate director of residence
life. "Something needed to be done."
A drawback of the new system is that
it may sound an alarm even if there
is no immediate danger from the smoke.
This was the case with the three alarms.
improved 'DTH' accuracy
Brackett referred to the Union Carbide,
catastrophe in India. "That would have
made front page and received consid
erable length," he said.
Brackett plans to change the back
page by reprinting between two and
four editorials each week from other
N.C. newspapers. "The purpose of this
is to lighten the load of our editorial
writers, to allow them more time to
research and write their editorials," he
said. "Another purpose this would serve
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bring increase in frequency of South
at Morrison. One was a microwave
oven malfunction, another an over
heated Stir and Frost cake, and the third
was set off by fumes from an aerosol
These non-lifethreatening alarms are
a necessity, says Steve Flury, campus
fire and safety officer, since these alarms
could have easily turned into fires if they
had gone unnoticed.
"We must stay on the safe side,'
The biggest advantage of the new
system, installed by Southern School
Services, is its public address capabil
ities, Ptaszynski said. With a speaker
in every suite, the Area Director can
give instructions to people, tell them
what's happening, and get them out
quicker. Evacuation time will be
reduced to five minutes, he said.
However, steps can be taken to avoid
some of these unnecessary alarms. The
detectors can be triggered by things like
would be to give readers another view
of statewide opinions."
Brackett said he also wanted to add
a second student cartoonist as well as
improve the layout cf the paper. "For
instance, I would like to see more active
headlines, more active photo captions,"
When asked how he viewed the DTH
editor's role, Brackett said, "I see the
editor as the boss. Moreover, he must
be a responsible boss responsible to
his employees and to the readers of the
"But at the same time he must never
pander to any particular thought of the
public. He must always be himself."
DTH Charles Ledford
aerosol spray, cigarette smoke, blow
dryers, sawdust, chemical fumes, can
dles and even hot irons, Flury said.
"In short, any product of combustion
can set them off," he said. Students
should take these things somewhere
besides the suite hall, if possible.
Krcelic campaign focuses
on SA C ticket distribution
By GUY LUCAS
Krcelic, a senior journalism
major from Wayne, N.J., has
announced his candidacy for Carolina
Athletic Association president.
Krcelic said his campaign centered on
ticket distribution in the Student
"I think ticket
distribution is the
main issue this
year," he said.
"Every student htf
should get to sit
behind the bench at
least once in SAC."
If elected, Krcelic
said he would insti
tute a plan that he "Uk.
thinks would give
every student a
chance at one of the 350 seats behind
A couple of weeks before each home
game, students could sign up in the Pit
for game seats. Each student could sign
up only once, and since signatures
would be on sheets of 50 names each,
groups of people could sign up together.
Before the general ticket distribution,
seven sheets would be drawn at random,
with the students whose names are on
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must file for
By LEIGH WILLIAMS
UNC students, including those who
live on campus, must list their belong
ings with the county tax office by next
Thursday or face a possible fine of up
"Students are no different from
anyone else. Like anyone else, they must
list their property in the county where
it is," Tax Supervisor Kermit Lloyd
The only exemption to the Orange
County property tax are students who
have nothing in Chapel Hill but their
clothes, Lloyd said. However, students
with stereos, furniture, televisions or
cars are eligible to pay taxes on them,
Lloyd stressed that it will be up to
the county tax department to determine
who is exempt after the student has
The tax office will discover students
or other residents who don't file by
comparing rent rolls with tax lists,
Lloyd said. Dormitory residents who
don't file a tax form are also discovered .
occasionally, he said.
'Students are no different
from anyone else. . . .
They must list their prop
erty in the county where
it is. ' Kermit Lloyd
A common excuse for many residents
is that they don't really own their cars
or furniture their parents do. If that's
the case, then the parents owe Orange
County taxes, Lloyd said.
For renters, Lloyd said there is an
option other than listing their belong
ings. They may choose, instead, to pay
six times their monthly rent.
When the county residents who have
not listed their belongings are disco
vered, N.C. law dictates that Lloyd must
estimate their property value for them,
he said. Then, under the law, he must
assume that they have had the property
for five years unless they can present
substantial, documented evidence that
they have hot lived in Orange County
for the full five years.
Only the Orange County Commis
sioners or the Board of Equalization
and Review can decide that the resident
does not owe'property taxes for the full
five years, Lloyd said.
If a student doesn't pay his taxes, the
tax collectors have the option of placing
garnishments on the student's checking
account or payroll check, if the student
works, he said.
Students can list their property at the
Chapel Hill Municipal Building or at
Carr Mill Mall in Carrboro. The mall
is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
The municipal building is open week
days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students
may also call the tax office and request
that a form be mailed to them. The
phone number is 967-9251 in Chapel
Hill and 732-8181 in Hillsborough.
Despite the fact that the new system
sometimes sounds unnecessary alarms,
Ptaszynski said that the sensitivity levels
of the smoke detectors were approp
riate, and the system did its job.
"We are pleased with its performance
so far," Flury said.
the sheets receiving seats behind the
bench. Unclaimed tickets would go into
the main distribution.
Krcelic said he also wanted to change
the Saturday ticket distribution time to
10 a.m. and Sunday distribution to 1
He said he favored expanding Home
coming activities and bringing back the
Homecoming queen and the mikeman.
"The Homecoming queen is a tradi
tion at UNC that should be brought
back, just like the mikeman," he said.
Krcelic said he also wanted to keep
the Carolina Pride award to involve
The Homecoming queen should have
duties throughout the year, he said, such
as throwing out the first basketball and
baseball of the season.
Krcelic was the 1981 mikeman. He
has been a band assistant, a floor iee
president in Ehringhaus dormitory and
has contributed stories to The Daily Tar
Heel, the Phoenix and the ('AT
Journalist. He is in the Society of
Professional Journalists and is a
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