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Volume 95, Issue 9
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By KIMBERLY EDENS
Freshman Kara Shumway wishes
she could walk from Winston Res
idence Hall to Davis Library without
worrying about being assaulted. But
Shumway said Wednesday that
she was sexually assaulted in front
of Winston on Feb. 12. A man she
didn't know followed her from
Connor Residence Hall to Winston
and made sexually suggestive com
ments to her.
"1 tried to be nice to him." she
said, but when she refused his
advances, he shoved her against the
wall of the dormitory and pinned her
against it with his body.
Shumway said that after she
finally talked the man into letting her
go. he followed her into Winston and
By MEG CRADDOCK
Americans should not keep giving
tacit support for the Reagan admin
istration's policies in Central Amer
ica, a member of the Carolina
Committee on Central America said
during a rally Wednesday in the Pit.
Instead, committee member Ash
ley Osment suggested rallying and
lobbying for peace.
The rally marked the end of a 24
hour fast by committee members to
raise money for building a day-care
and a health-care center in a rural
area of Nicaragua.
The Reagan administration is
afraid of the groups working for
peace in Central America. Osment
"Why does the administration fear
us?" she said. "I think it's because
they know we know the policy is
wrong and we won't stop until he
(President Reagan) is defeated." she
One of the main problems in
Central America is that people won't
get involved with the peace move
ment, said Amy Hobbes, a speaker
at the rally.
"We can't close our minds to
injustices in Central America," she
said. "We must show our opposition
non-violently, forcefully, and
Marilyn Ghezzi. a committee
member, said there were certain
parallels between the present-day
fight for peace in Nicaragua and the
civil rights demonstrations of the
If Americans don't speak out
against the policies in Nicaragua they
will fill the same historical role of
the people in the 1960s who refused
to speak out against racism, Ghezzi
"We are a part of history, and we
should get involved," she said.
North Americans must present the
right image to Central Americans,
said Juan Valiente, a committee
member and resident of El Salvador.
If Americans don't support the peace
eflort. Central Americans could
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Protest groMp to. . change strategy
By JO FLEISCHER
Assistant University Editor
l ight students who were threat
ening not to pay student lees in
protest over funding for the Carolina
(iay and Lesbian Association revised
that threat Wednesday after their
spokesman met with Donald Boul
ton. vice chancellor and dean of
Keith Poston, a spokesman for the
"Chapel Hill Fight" who oppose
CGI. A funding on religious grounds,
said the one-hour meeting he had
with Boulton was "super."
The students will pursue alterna
tives suggested by Boulton before
taking other action, but they won't
withdraw their threat not to pay
student lees next year, Poston said.
Boulton said he told Poston
UNC's administration would not
interfere with the 40-year tradition
She says they yve ordered a
told her to "have a nice evening."
Shumway saw the man again Feb.
21 in a bar on Franklin Street. She
said she ignored him, but he made
advances toward her anyway. She
left the bar with a friend, but the
man followed her home.
Since that night, Shumway said
she has received three anonymous
phone calls, and that the man who
has been calling knows her name.
"I think he gets a kick out of my
being scared," she said.
Shumway also said she had seen
the man on campus, but that she
didn't report the incidents to the
police. "I didn't think there was really
anything to report." she said.
"If I want to go to the library, 1
should be able to go to the library,"
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which empowers Student Congress
to allocate student fees to student
groups such as the CGLA.
Boulton suggested two other
possible ways to protest. The first
and best option, Boulton said, would
be to appeal a Student Congress
action to the Student Supreme
Court. A second option would be
to lake the matter to a civil court
outside the University.
Student Government was given
the power to "levy lees on them
selves" in 1947, Boulton said. "It's
been one of the basic foundations
of the governmental system and it
wouldn't be proper for me to
Poston said the group would
probably follow Boulton's advice.
"We're going to go ahead and light
(CGLA funding) in Student Con
gress . . . then we'll probably end up
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she said. "It really irritates me."
Three sexual assaults on campus,
including Shumvvay's, and several
cases of vandalism at sorority houses
have occurred this month, but
Chapel Hill police said that the
number of incidents is not unusual.
Students shouldn't assume any of
the crimes are related, Keith Loh
mann. Chapel Hill police planner,
"It's certainly regrettable, but I
don't think it's something people
need to be alarmed about." Loh
mann said. "It's certainly something
people should be aware of, but it's
not necessarily unusual.
"These things tend to happen in
spurts," he said.
Freshman Anne Tennant was also
sexually assaulted Feb. 5 in the
Granville Towers parking lot. -
holds a sign during the protest in the
taking it to the Student Supreme
Court to appeal the decision of the
Student Congress," he said.
Boulton told Poston about two
recent cases concerning student fees
to demonstrate the options available
to the Chapel Hill Eight. Three years
ago. a UNC student brought a case
to the Student Supreme Court
alleging that the Black Student
Movement's Gospel Choir should
not be allocated student fees because
the chair was a religious group.
The court ruled that the group's
purpose was primarily cultural and
And in Arrington versus Friday,
settled in 1974, a UNC student
unsuccessfully attempted to have the
Daily Tar Heel defunded because he
objected to its editorial policy.
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Tennant said she was walking to
Granville from the Sigma Nu fra
ternity house when a man asked her
for directions. When she stopped, he
grabbed her and shoved her into his
Tennant said she was struggling
with the man, when suddenly he
started cursing and released her. She
escaped from the car and ran back
to the Sigma Nu house.
She called the police and reported
the incident, Tennant said, but she
didn't know if progress had been
made on the case.
The assault was a matter of being
in the wrong place at the wrong time,
Tennant said. "1 think it was just one
of those things," she said. "I'm being
careful, but I was being careful
And another woman who was not
By REBECCA NESBIT
'The future of the 1 1th annual
Pi Kappa Phi Burnout will
remain undecided until at least
March 9, because the Chapel Hill
Town Council postponed its
decision to grant or deny a noise
permit Wednesday night. The
Burnout is scheduled this year for
The 'Pi. Kappa Phi fraternity
donates about $5,400 raised by
the event to the N.C. Jayeee Burn
" This event causes noise where
it really doesn't bother that many
people and it is a very helpful and
large contribution," said Dr.
H.D. Peterson, director of the
Burn Center. "It is an important
and simple matter, and if we don't
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a UNC student was sexually
assaulted on campus Feb. 12, Sgt.
Ned Comar of University police said
"At 10:35, two males assaulted a
female resident of Chapel Hill in the
Forest Theatre," Comar said. "The
woman ran to Kenan Residence Hall
The same night, a car was stolen
from the parking lot of the Kappa
Alpha Theta sorority house, accord
ing to Edith Glover, Kappa Alpha
Theta house director.
Three unfamiliar men were in the
parking lot that night, Glover said.
"Some of the sorority members saw
them but didn't call the police, and
the next morning the car was gone,"
"The police said they think it may
have been the same men (who
By MARIA HAREN
Raleigh police have no leads
concerning the disappearance of a
UNC junior who walked out the
back door of his parents' 4805
Rampart St. home three weeks ago
and hasn't been seen since.
John Nathaniel Partridge 111,
w hose campus address is 2 13 Grimes
Residence Hall, could be suffering
from a nervous breakdown, his
mother, Kay Partridge, said
"There's not the first clue to where
he could be," she said. "I was hoping
after the television coverage on
Monday, we'd hear something."
Mrs. Partridge said her son's
behavior had been normal up until
the Sunday three weeks ago when
he came home to eat dinner and do
his laundry. He was to return to
UNC with his roommate of three
years, junior Robert Paynter of
Partridge had attended a Univer
sity Methodist Church service the
afternoon before, where he saw an
"aura illuminating the minister's
head" and heard voices. Mrs. Par
tridge said. .
Her son stayed for an hour after
the church service talking with the
minister. Mrs. Partridge said. The
minister realized something was
wrong and was going to arrange for
Partridge to meet with an adolescent
psychiatrist on the following Tues
day, she said.
"John had agreed with him (the
minister) that he probably needed to
be 'checked out,' " she said.
Mrs. Partridge said her son had
written to her and her husband on
the Thursday before he came home,
telling them of a year-long depres
sion from which he was beginning
"It's unusual for John to write
have it. then we will be losing
$6,000 or $7,000, which we need."
Johnny Biggers, Pi Kappa Phi
Burnout co-chairman, said the
fraternity was the largest individ
ual contributor to the Burn
He said postponing the deci
sion to grant a permit would
make it difficult to organize the
"Since the event would take
place April 10. we have a time
constraint," Biggers said. "We
have to sign contracts with bands,
and if these contracts have to be
broken, then we will have to
forfeit a lot of money. In dealing
with the sponsorship of compan
ies, they are not willing to put
money forward (at the last
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assaulted the woman in the Forest
Theatre)," she said.
Four Kappa Delta sorority
members have been accosted in the
past year, said McKay Coble, the
Kappa Delta sorority house director.
The incidents occurred in the
sorority house parking lot, on a
street in Chapel Hill, on South
Campus and in front of a north
campus dormitory, Coble said,
although she refused to be more
Sallic Bean, the Chi Omega sor
ority house director, said the house
had been vandalized repeatedly for
the past few weeks.
The trash dumpster in the drive
way has been turned upside down
for the past three or four weekends.
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letters," she said. "And he'd also
written to several friends. They were
all very normal letters."
Paynter said Partridge, who is
president of Grimes, had been taking
steps to improving himself before he
"He was real happy with himself,"
Paynter said. "He had taken a new
outlook in school. He was taking his
first psychology class and was really
excited about it, so he was spending
more time in the library and working
on his grades . . . We had started
going to the gym and working out
.: . He'd lost about 25 pounds."
Partridge had been having trouble
sleeping, Paynter said, but had been
experiencing no other problems. "He
knew he was going through a change
and he didn't want people to view
him differently," he said. "He had
told me that he was coming out of
a depression . . . But I never really
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The town council members said
they were concerned about park
ing near the Finley golf course
area during the event.
"For the last 1 1 years wee
handled it, and we're planning on
handling it this year." said Bur
nout co-chairman Scott Gerlach.
"Last year, we arranged with
.the "police, department that we
would stop illegal parking, which
we did," he said. "But the citizens
wanted us to stop all parking and
we were not in control of that
because that was perfectly legal."
Gerlach proposed that the
town temporarily declare the
roadsides of N.C. 54 illegal
parking ones, and fraternity
members would warn drivers not
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