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Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 12
;Facuitty9 stademts react to Reagairfs stsmnce oe Irani deal
By LAURIE DUNCAN
President Reagan still supports
the lran-Contra policy and has
isolated himself from his closest
advisers, who want him to admit the
policy was Hawed, said William
Leuchtenburg. UNC professor of
"Reagan is probably the only
person in America who thinks (the
Iran policy) is a good policy,"
Leuchtenburg said. "He still thinks
of himself as having done right and
is now being persecuted. He doesn't
really understand the situation he's
Young Democrats President Jim
By JO FLEISCHER
Assistant University Editor
Allegations made by Action
Against Apartheid saying UNC's
Endowment Board is "lying" about
how much money the University has
invested in South Africa are based
on a different definition of the word
"investment." UNC 'officials said
The allegations were made by the
newly formed student protest organ
ization AAA during a debate on a
South Africa-related resolution
during a Board of Trustees meeting
Friday. BOT members and some
students said Monday that the
group's confrontational style, includ
ing verbal attacks on BOT members,
may be counter-productive to its
AAA said Friday that UNC
invests in seven more companies that
operate in South Africa than it has
reported, according to the the
groups criteria. Those seven invest
ments raise the South Africa-related
investment figure reported by UNC
from $4.8 million to $6.6 million.
But Wayne Jones, associate vice
chancellor of finance, said the
discrepancy is a matter of definition.
"(The AAA) takes the position that
(companies) should be taken off the
list when their pullout is complete,"
he said, referring UNC's published
list of investments.
Jones said UNC strikes companies
from its list based on reports and
updates from the Investor Respon
sibility Research Center, a non
profit, independent firm that does
research for institutional investors.
When a firm announces that it's
pulling out of South Africa, it is
listed by the IRRC. But it may be
months before the companies finish
pulling out of South Africa, Jones
The AAA's information, distrib
uted before the board's meeting
Friday, was based on information
provided by six other groups that
research South Africa-related issues.
Dale McKinley, an AAA member,
said the organizations consulted by
the AAA do have political leanings
but are more reliable than the IRRC.
Rights for handicapped
Spokespeople for the disabled stress
By DEBBIE RZASA
Disabled students at UNC need
to become more visible to gain more
accessibility to college society, two
members of the Governor's Advo
cacy Council for Persons with
Disabilities said Monday.
Advocacy Council Director Lock
hart Follin-Mace and council
member Ken Franklin spoke to
about 30 students in the Student
Union Monday about problems
disabled students lace on campus.
The discussion was sponsored by
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Townsend said, "Reagan had a
private obsession with the hostages
(in Lebanon) and lost all perspective
of the issue."
The Tower Commission, a com
mittee appointed by Reagan to
investigate the Iran arms deal,
released a report Thursday indica
ting that Reagan's management
style, with Chief of Staff Donald
Regan controlling the flow of infor
mation to Reagan, allowed him to
be misled and misinformed by his
The groups consulted by AAA
include the American Committee on
Africa, American Friends Service
Committee and Transafrica.
Alison Cooper, an IRRC analyst,
said the six companies in the AAA
report including American
Express, GM and IBM have
pulled out, or are expected to pull
out, of South Africa.
The groups relied on by AAA are
"politically skewed" and much more
liberal in defining which companies
operate in South Africa, Cooper
said. IRRC checks out those other
groups' reports, and finds "50
percent of it to be completely
wrong," she said.
In the material given to the Board
of Trustees, the AAA said the
definition of companies doing bus
iness in South Africa should include
those with operation in Namibia, "a
country South Africa illegally occu
pies," and companies with indirect
links to South Africa.
"To say that these organizations
are unreliable is a bunch of
baloney." McKinley said. "The
University will probably use the most
lenient criteria . . . it's a question of
a strict definition or a loose one,"
he said, calling the University's
But, McKinley said, "Lying is not
too harsh of a word" to describe
UNC's reporting of the amount of
investments UNC has in South
Africa-linked companies. McKinley
said the AAA was not referring to
Endowment Board members who
supported them when the AAA's
public statements and posters
declared the board was lying.
AAA's antagonistic behavior at
Friday's meeting and the use of the
term "lying" has upset Students for
America members, Keith Poston, the
group's leader, said Monday. In
response, SFA is sending a letter to
the trustees apologizing for AAA's
Poston said SFA members didn't
attend the trustees' meeting, but were
offended enough by news reports of
the protesters' "name-calling" and
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UNC Students for Educational
Follin-Mace and Franklin stressed
the importance of adequate access
for all students into University
"I don't think the word 'accessi
bility' is looked at in terms of what
it really means," Franklin said. "It
doesn't just mean a way in and out
of a building it means access to
participate in society."
The North Carolina Department
of Administration in Raleigh formed
the advocacy council to address
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Tow nsend, a junior history major,
said the overall responsibility for the
scandal was Reagan's because he
didn't oversee the actions as he
"Nobody seems troubled that
Reagan verbally ordered Col. Oliver
North (formerly of the National
Security Council) to fund the Con
tras any way he could," Townsend
said. "It seems to me that he said,
'If you have to break the law, go
ahead and do it.' "
But Reagan doesn't lack support
at UNC. Sophomore Keith Poston,
chairman of Students For America,
said, "The media and Democrats
who are out to get Reagan are going
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By DAN MORRISON
A. student-faculty task force will
meet after spring break to make
recommendations on renovating Old
East and Old West residence halls,
despite last week's confusion about
the group's fate. Director of Housing
Wayne Kuncl said Monday.
The Old East Old West task force
will prepare a proposal to submit to
UNC's Board of Trustees. Kuncl
"We are awaiting a report from
architects before we do anything,"
Kuncl said. "The report should be
out by the end of the month. The
task force will definitely meet after
spring break, probably the Thursday
or Fridav after the students get
The student task force was formed
problems faced by handicapped
citizens, Follin-Mace said. The
council has a task force that invest
igates complaints of buildings that
are not accessible enough to all
people, she said.
Students should help UNC's edu
cational access committee lobby the
N.C. legislature for funds to better
equip the state's campuses for
handicapped students, Follin-Mace
But most importantly, she said,
disabled students need to get
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to encounter a backlash from people
who support principles Reagan
stands for. The people are going to
rally behind him."
Critics of the media are not
looking at the whole picture, said
Philip Meyer, professor of
"Having the press shed light on
the affair is part of the beauty of
democracy working," he said. "IVe
never seen the process work so well."
Poston said the mark of a good
leader is surrounding yourself with
able people, and Reagan did not do
this. But he said opposition to the
Iran policy surfaced because the
task force plans
last year to advise University Hous
ing officials and the Board of
Trustees about renovation plans for
Old East and Old West. The task
force has not yet submitted a formal
proposal to the board.
Since the University announced
last year that Old East and Old West
might be turned into office buildings,
faculty and students have considered
the issue of renovating the residence
halls, discussing what should be done
to best preserve their history and
serve the University's present needs.
Gillian Cell, dean of Arts and
Sciences and the General College,
has suggested that one of the halls
be equipped to house oustanding
Dean of Students Frederic
Schroeder has said he would like to
see Old East and Old West return
involved with the accessibility
"The disabled students need to
form a coalition," Follin-Mace said.
"People who are not disabled have
been the spokespeople for the dis
abled for too long."
Follin-Mace attended UNC in
1971, and she said that very few
buildings were accessible to the
handicapped at that time. She has
been wheelchair-bound since she was
in a car accident during her senior
year 'at UNC. Since then, she said
UNC has progressed significantly in
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"Success is what makes right in
this country," Poston said.
UNC officials agreed that if
Reagan would admit the policy was
wrong, his credibility might be
A move to restructure the Reagan
administration was the appointment
Friday of former Sen. Howard
Baker of Tennessee to replace
Donald Regan as chief of staff.
Leuchtenburg said Baker was
respected and likable, but was more
of a policymaker than administrator
and would not make the adminis
tration's problems go away.
Poston said Baker would act as
a custodian to clean up the mess
of wood on Connor Beach. Grimes says he plans to hang the sign
in his room in Winston, adding it to his varied collection.
to the set-up they had when the
University was young.
"My proposal had to do with the
development of residential and
teaching facilities respecting the
tradition associated with both,"
Schroeder said. "Maybe we could re
create them the way they were when
Old East was both a dorm and a
teaching facility. In this way, the
historical significance and the needs
of the University can both be met."
Scott Cowan, president of Old
West Residence Hall and member of
the task force, said the group has
listed improvements needed in" the
two residence halls. The list included:
air conditioning, central heating,
new plumbing, laundry facilities,
computer rooms, study rooms and
cable hookup to each room to allow
outlets for computer terminals.
of access to UNC facilities
its efforts to give equal opportunity
to the handicapped.
But areas of campus such as the
Y Court, the Pit and fraternity
houses remain closed to the handi
capped, Follin-Mace said.
Franklin said UNC students need
to work toward a goal that would
benefit many students, like the
installment of ramps in the Pit. Not
many handicapped students are
interested in joining fraternities, so
they aren't interested in access to
them, he said.
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Regan left and put together a
semblance of administration so
Reagan could leave the White House
Herbert Bodman, professor of
history, said Baker would have "a
heck of a job." Baker has to reform
the presidency, restore confidence
with the American people and
restore relations with Congress, he
While Townsend said that Demo
crats, who have lost faith in the
administration, will control the
political agenda, Poston said that
Democrats would be wrong to
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"Most of the guys on the task force
would like to keep the dorms as they
are, that is, keep them all male,
Cowan said. "The residents seem to
be pushing to keep them as they are,
Although no concrete proposal
has come out of the task force yet.
Cowan said the group is examining
four questions: how the residence
halls will be structured, whether the
halls will remain all male, whether
they should continue housing stu
dents and where funds for renova
tions will come from.
Tim Tulloch, governor for the
Spencer, Triad and Old Well area
and president of Old East, said that
he and the residents of Old East favor
leav ing the hall as it is, but that they
had no reservations about making
frequently fails to provide proper
access into buildings. Franklin said.
"If an unaccessible building is called
to our committee's attention, the
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they had been built in from the start."
Follin-Mace said North Carolina
building codes require all public
buildings to be equipped for handi
Franklin said, "We can either be
frightened that we won't have access
to society, or well be able to push
a button to open the doors."