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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 94, Issue 119
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cotton plants in the Coker greenhouse as part of a study for
Juidlge acquits apartheid protesters
By GRANT PARSONS
and TOM CAMP
A district court judge Thursday
acquitted 12 UNC students charged
with criminal trespassing because
they refused to vacate a shanty built
last semester in front of South
But new charges may be brought
against nine other members of the
support group, whose charges had
been dropped, according to group
members. The nine had chained
themselves to furniture inside the
building in a separate incident.
The shanty in front of South
Building was constructed by
members of the UNC Anti
Apartheid Support Group to protest
R JR Nabisco to relocate in Atlanta,
but N.C. to keep tobacco company
By LEE ANN NECESSARY
RJR Nabisco Inc. announced
after a board of directors meeting
Thursday afternoon that it would
move its corporate headquarters
from Winston-Salem to Atlanta by
RJ. Reynolds Tobacco Co. will
remain in Winston-Salem.
RJR estimated 250-300 employees
will be relocated with the move.
Approximately 14,000 employees
will remain in the Winston-Salem
By JEANNIE FARIS
Assistant State & National Editor
Reflecting on her transition from
Kentucky schoolgirl to wife of an
important state figure, Margaret
Rose Sanford said she had never
dreamed that her life would turn out
as successfully as it has.
Married 34 years to freshman Sen.
Terry Sanford, D-N.C, she said in
her Southern drawl that she grew up
in Hopskinville, Ky., with aspira
tions that extended no further than
getting married and becoming an
The renown of UNC's Playmak
er's Theater lured Margaret Sanford
to Chapel Hill as a rising junior from
the. all-female Christian College in
"I really threw myself into
Taking risks in S. Africa 3
the University's investments in
companies doing business in South
Africa; but Thursday's trial was
decided on points of law not the
support group's principles. ;
UNC students, along with all N.C.
citizens, have a "license" to be on
University grounds, said District
Court Judge Lowry Betts. Since
University Police Maj. Charles
Mauer didn't revoke that right by
ordering group members to leave
before arresting them, as was
revealed in testimony Thursday, the
12 could not be guilty of trespassing,
Mauer, who was the only person
to testify in the trial, explained what
he did before arresting the 12. "I
The company will conduct a
study, to be completed in March, to
determine what they will need in
terms of specific employment and if
they will lose any employees, RJR
The move, a disappointment for
Winston-Salem and the rest of the
state, was described as "a shock that
penetrates deeply into the commun
ity," by Charles Webb, spokesman
for the Winston-Salem Chamber of
"The major disappointment in the
decision was that they never com
wife reflects on husband's success in N.C.
(drama)," she said. "But 1 knew I
had to have something I could do
for a living," so she majored in
She met Terry Sanford during her
junior year at UNC, when she was
living in "Dorm Number One," now
"I actually didn't go with him until
the spring semester of senior year,"
she said. "I was thrown with him a
lot by our friends. Terry was in a
group of boys that were campus
leaders. 1 liked the idea that Terry
was so interested in politics and he
was so much of a strong character."
Margaret Rose Sanford said when
she was in college right before World
War II, her aspirations were small
compared, to women graduating
Friday, January 16, 1987
Cowan's genetics class. Later the data will be used to determine
segregation traits of the plant's genes.
stuck my head right in on top of
them," he said. "1 asked them would
they leave, and they said no. ... I
told them they were under arrest."
Betts said Mauer's request was not
enough to revoke the student's
"license" to be there. ". . . Mauer
said quote Tasked them would they
leave.' " Betts said. "He didn't tell,
he didn't order he asked." To
revoke their right to be on campus,
Mauer would have had to order
them to leave.
Betts said that if he were just
sitting on University grounds and
was asked to leave, he could legally
refuse. It would take more than a
"request" to compel him to leave.
"I see no distinction between
(Mauer's request of the students) and
any words to me if 1 was just sitting
municated any firm economic rea
sons for moving, so neither the state
nor the city could make any real
concessions," Webb said.
RJR Nabisco spokesman David
Fishel said in a press conference
Thursday that the move was "a
difficult one," but was made prim
arily for "easy access to national and
Ed Bergman, UNC professor of
city and regional planning, said the
effects of the move will definitely be
felt in the long run.
See REYNOLDS page 3
"I remember what I was looking
for . . . back in those days we looked
forward . to getting married more
than girls do now. 1 didn't think
much beyond that," she said.
Terry Sanford joined the FBI as
a special agent and Margaret San
ford earned her B.A. in English at
UNC in 1941, a time when the war
was a frightening introduction to the
real world for a couple just leaving
college, she said. They were married
on July 4, 1942.
"The war was on, and I remember
telling Terry that we couldn't have
a marriage," she said. "We had no
home. We didn't look much past the
war then or wonder if we ever would
have a home. The war was very
Terry Sanford quit the FBI and
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
DTH Larry Childress
there and he asked me to leave,"
Betts said. He then acquitted the 12
After Thursday's trial, Mauer
appealed to the Orange County
District Attorney to refile criminal
trespassing charges against the nine
arrested for chaining themselves to
furniture in South Building, said
See APARTHEID page 3
!Fenner flunks out; may return
By SCOTT FOWLER
Two months ago, Derrick Fenner
set a conference and North Carolina
rushing record with 328 yards
against Virginia. "Ill try to get 400
next week," he vowed as 30 reporters
clustered around him.
Thursday, Derrick Fenner worked
in a trash collecting company in his
hometown of Oxon Hill, Md., where
he is living with his family after
flunking out of school and losing his
athletic scholarship. Clara Fenner,
Derrick's mother, said early Thurs
day afternoon that her son would
already be home, but that the trash
truck had broken down and gotten
her son off to a late start that day.
"He didn't get out of here until
10:30 a.m., so hell probably have
to work late," she said.
Fenner left school in December
after flunking two classes, including
his English 2 class, he said Thursday
in a telephone interview. The sopho
more said he considered transferring
after Coach Dick Crum banned him
from the Aloha Bowl, but now wants
became a paratrooper on the Pacific
front of the war, while Margaret
Sanford taught high school English
classes for three years.
Margaret Sanford said her later
years of marriage brought many
pleasant surprises that she had never
anticipated. Terry Sanford was
elected governor of North Carolina
from 1961 to 1965. He then returned
to law practice and later served 16
years as president of Duke Univer
sity. Sanford is now North Carol
ina's freshman U.S. Senator in the
1 00th Congress.
"(Success) went even beyond what
I hoped for. 111 tell you that," she
said. "We had no driving ambitions.
1 didn't dream things would turn out
like they did. (Success) just came and
came, and things just followed one
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By JO FLEISCHER
Assistant University Editor
Mario Cruz, a fourth-year grad
uate student and an Odum Village
resident for three years, is worried
that change may come to his peaceful
community within the campus's
A report commissioned by the
Educational Foundation Inc. pro
poses creating four 10-foot wide
paths through the village to provide
"special event back-door exit drive
ways" for Tar Heel fans fans who
up until now have been stuck in
traffic for up to an hour after games.
Odum Village is a small, peaceful
community for married UNC stu
dents. Located off Manning Drive
between Craige Residence Hall and
N.C. Memorial Hospital, its 35
apartment buildings are nestled into
a corner of South Campus, sharing
their west border with a residential
"Married student housing could
be affected in various ways," Cruz
said. "It will destroy the atmosphere
if people come walking and driving
through here honking their horns at
God knows what hour," he said.
Cruz, a member of the Odum
Village Board of Aldermen, fears
that the Educational Foundation,
also called the Ram's Club, may
disrupt the community if it follows
the recommendations of Kimley
Horn and Associates Inc.
The Raleigh consulting firm
detailed ways to relieve traffic
congestion after events at the Dean
E. Smith Center in their report for
the Educational Foundation.
Odum Village buildings, sur
rounded by large lawns with play
grounds for the village's many young
to come back to UNC after taking
a semester off. "Ill be back next fall
for sure," he said. "First I was
thinking of leaving, but that was just
out of anger."
UNC assistant coach Ted Gill
visited Fenner Thursday. According
to Fenner, Gill said he would help
him as much as he could, but
Fenner's reinstatement rode on his
own shoulders. Fenner said he had
not spoken with Crum since being
suspended from the team.
Fenner said he is anxious to begin
two correspondence courses from
UNC in an attempt to get reinstated.
"I could just come back in the
summer and take a lot of courses,
but that would be too much," he said.
UNC coach Dick Crum was on
a recruiting trip Thursday and could
not be reached for comment.
Fenner's job came about through
a friend whose father gave him a
trash collecting business. Fenner said
he rarely is involved in the physical
labor of trash collecting. Instead, he
usually tries to set up new collecting
contracts for the company. "I'm
wonderful way after another."
Margaret Sanford said her most
challenging role was being wife of
"I was involved with everything,"
she said. "There were so many things
to do and go to and take part in.
We also did a lot of entertaining."
Although life was hectic, she said
her four years in the governor's
mansion had its advantages.
"It was nice having people waiting
on you," she said. "Not having to
cook. Having someone to drive you
everywhere. That was fine. But in
the long haul, it was more rewarding
Margaret Sanford said she
enjoyed her role as the wife of the
president of Duke, because it was
more satisfying than her role as the
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children, are isolated from UNC's
busy pace. Many of the residents
spent over a year on the 400-person
waiting list to move into the $236
a month apartments.
The "walkways," which are alter
nately called "driveways" in the
Ram's Club report obtained by The
Daily Tar Heel, would provide a
quick exit for season-ticket holders
with special event parking permits.
The proposed outlet would divide
Odum Village providing drivers
with an alternate route to U.S. 15
501 via Odum Village and Mason
Efforts to reach Moyer G. Smith,
associate athletic director of the
Educational Foundation for com
ment Thursday were unsuccessful.
The report, "Traffic Ingress
Egress, Dean E. Smith Activities
Center," proposes solutions to what
it calls the "chaotic congestion" that
stymies traffic flow following special
events at the arena.
But it's not clear how many of the
recommendations the Ram's Club
will follow up on, said Claude E.
"Gene" Swecker, associate vice
chancellor for facilities management.
The proposal could be negated by
a part of the special use permit
granted to UNC by the town of
Chapel Hill. The provision doesn't
allow any exits to be built through
Mason Farm Road (the ultimate exit
in the plan), he said.
"To my knowledge there are no
approved plans for that," Swecker
said, referring to the proposed
driveways. "It will probably not
happen in the immediate future."
But, Swecker said he couldn't rule
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making a little money, having a little ;
social life, hanging out with the :
guys," he said.
Fenner's football season was
perhaps the most rollercoaster year
a North Carolina athlete has ever
had. He started the year by coming
off the bench against The Citadel to
rush for 216 yards and assumed the
national rushing lead.
But the next week he was sus
pended by Coach Dick Crum after
missing a team bus to the airport
for the Kansas game. Then at Florida
State he ran into Crum after being .
pushed and broke the coach's leg, .
which stayed in a cast until the Aloha '
After William Humes quit the
team, Fenner became the starting
tailback for the Tar Heels. Fenner
finished the season with 1,250 yards
and could have had more, but
suffered an injury in the first half
against Duke. He was voted all
conference. Then, to round off his
bizarre season, he was suspended
from the Aloha Bowl because of his
wife of the governor. "Some of the
university presidents wives would
meet twice a year for discussion
groups. If we didn't do what we do
for our husbands, they'd have to hire
somebody to do it. But I enjoyed
that sort of thing," she said.
Margaret Sanford said she took
a more passive role in her husband's
campaign for the Senate than in the
"When he ran for governor, I went
all over the state," she said. "This
time 1 did go to a lot of places, but
I didnt have my own schedule and
go all the time."
During the Senate campaign, if
Terry Sanford could not make a
certain appearance while touring the
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