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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Copynght 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 55
Wednesday, September 16 , 1987
Chapel HiSI, North Carolina
Seniors Steve Gorman (right) and Todd Robinson study the
feeding habits of honeybees Tuesday afternoon during a Biology
By FEUSA NEURINGER
Public universities no longer can
rely on state governments to fund all
operating costs, so they are forced to
search elsewhere. But UNC's search
has been lucrative.
The University received a record
$36.8 million in donations in 1986
87 from alumni, parents, friends of
the University, corporations and
"For several decades, private
schools had to fund-raise, and we
(state universities) could sit back and
let the state take care of us," said Scott
Wierman, development officer for the
Carolina Fund in UNC's develop
ment office. "Now there's more
pressure for public universities to
raise their own funds."
This last fiscal year's donations,
which topped the previous year's by
about $12 million, were impressive
for two reasons: significant individual
contributions and an increased
number of volunteers collecting
donations, he said.
Paul Johnston, an industrialist
from Smithfield and a 1952 graduate
of the UNC law school, left the
CoiMcil rejects group's proposal
for alternate homeless shelter site
By SUSAN ODENKIRCHEN
The Chapel Hill Town Council
voted unanimously Monday to take
initial steps toward permanently
leasing the old police building for the
Orange County Homeless Shelter
and community kitchen, rejecting a
location proposed by downtown
The businessmen oppose the loca
tion at the intersection of West
Rosemary and North Columbia
streets because they said the property
is too valuable to be used as a
But a three-year lease should be
finalized this fall between the town
and the Inter-Faith Council (IFC),
which operates the shelter.
Harrison "Mickey" Ewell, owner of
Spanky's restaurant and a spokesman
for the businessmen, said the group
wants an extension so other possible
locations for a permanent shelter can
The shelter has been temporarily
housed in the old police building since
early 1985 while the IFC searched for
a permanent site. To aid in the search
for suitable locations, Mayor Jim
University about $11 million when he
died in 1985. This money will be used
to support the faculty, said Gary
Evans, vice chancellor for develop
ment and University relations.
"Efforts for fund-raising are more
institutionalized and less sporadic,"
he said. "Now there's a steady cash
flow that wasnt there before."
Wierman said the development
office increased its number of volun
teers working around the country,
enhancing the number of people the
University can personally contact. In
addition to Johnston, more than
35,000 donors, a majority of them
alumni, gave to the Carolina Fund
A large percentage of the money
is earmarked by the donors, and some
schools in the University receive more
than others, Wierman said. Gener
ally, gifts go toward scholarships,
faculty support, research and
The amount of donations will
continue to increase in the years to
come, according to Wierman. "Each
year the numbers have drastically
increased due to increased efforts and
. . . awareness of the needs of the
Wallace appointed a task force, which
reported in April that the old jail
building would be the best site.
At that time, the council granted
a request by the businessmen for time
to find an alternate location. In their
presentation Monday, the business
men recommended that the shelter be
relocated in the Mason Motel in
Carrboro, but the council rejected the
alternative site because it would have
to be rezoned for use as a shelter.
Ewell brought local architect Joe
Hakan to the council meeting to
discuss the possibility of moving the
shelter to the motel.
"The renovations would not cost
as much as renovating the old police
building," Hakan said, "and could be
done relatively inexpensively by
The businessmen have argued that
renovations to the jail building, built
in 1939, will be too costly at $200,000
to $500,000. Hakan said $65,000 has
already been donated to help pay for
the motel renovations.
"WeVe made a real effort, and this
is a real option," Ewell said. "There
are a lot of people willing to donate
time and materials."
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different schools (within the
Evans said the money raised
resulted from a cumulative effect over
time. "People increasingly are aware
. . . that their tax money alone isn't
going to keep the University going."
The new tax laws also are an
incentive for giving to the University
because the government eliminated
many tax write-off opportunities,
Although next year's tax break will
not be as much as the one in 1987,
universities are one of the few places
people still can get a write-off, he
This year's donations set a record
high, but Evans said UNC still has
a lot of catching up to do.
In 1985-86, UNC ranked 22nd
among the nation's public doctoral
universities in the amount of private
"We're not comparable to other
universities (that) we like to compare
ourselves to academically, like Ber
keley, Wisconsin, the University of
Virginia . . . ," he said. "But well
The Rev. Richard Edens, president
of the IFC, said the Mason Motel
would not be a practical alternative
to the old municipal building for
"The motel is in a commercial zone,
but it cannot contain a soup kitchen
and shelter," Edens said. "It also does
not have much more space than our
present location and it is not set up
in a way that utilizes a common area,
which is necessary for our purposes."
Edens said the motel has twice been
considered as a permanent shelter
location this year and rejected both
times for the same reasons.
Robert Seymour, chairman of the
task force, said the area near the
motel would not be conducive to a
shelter operation and the security
would be poor.
Council member David Godschalk
said, "My vote will go with the old
police building because of difficulty
with the Mason Motel proposal."
Property owners near the motel do
not want the shelter for a neighbor
either, which is a problem the IFC
has continually faced in the search
See SHELTER page 6
Tell me what you know. Ralph Waldo Emerson
marked the bees with paint
back in the classroom.
By DEBBIE RZASA
After a summer of protesting,
some UNC secretarial and clerical
workers will be taking home a
bigger paycheck this month.
About 500 UNC secretaries and
clerks rallied on the steps of South
Building in May after learning that
the University had not granted
them raises that were authorized by
the N.C. General Assembly.
Last October, the Office of State
Personnel called for raises that
would affect 1,800 UNC employees
at a cost of almost $2 million.
In response to the protesters,
UNC officials said they didnt have
enough funds in salary reserves to
cover the salary increases, so
campus employees weren't
. DTH David Minton
Prison inmate Cecelia Gray talks about the Motheread program
By KRISTEN GARDNER
Some campus police officers are
still waiting for a written reply to the
grievances they filed against the
University police department, one of
the officers said yesterday.
The delay violates the University's
grievance procedure, as stated in the
Staff Personnel Administration
Guide for the University Personnel
According to the document, the
officers should have received a
written reply to their grievances
within five working days after filing
them with the Personnel Department.
In the case of a delay, the guide says,
the employees should be kept
informed of progress in their case.
University personnel officials
maintained their silence on the matter
A total of 14 officers have filed
grievances charging the department
with racism and favoritism in grant
ing promotions during a departmen
tal reorganization in June.
- Instead of issuing a written prop
osal in response to the officers'
grievances, personnel officials called
a meeting last week to inform the
informed that the raises were
The protests began when secre
taries found out that they had been
kept in the dark about the raises.
Now that the dust has cleared,
about half of the 1,800 employees
will see the increase in their Sept.
25 paycheck, said Jack Gunnells,
director of University personnel
At this time, he said, only
employees whose salaries are
appropriated by the state will get
The state legislature gave UNC
administrators the freedom to
budget the money to cover the
raises from University funds, Gun
But employees in departments
officers of the University's reply.
Officer Keith Edwards said Tues
day that she had expected to receive
a written copy of the proposal on the
day after the meeting, but that she
had not received it yet.
Personnel officials asked the offi
cers to grant them an extension for
issuing the written proposal, Edwards
said. But giving the officers an oral
rather than written reply is a violation
of the guidelines outlined by the
grievance procedure, she said.
In their complaint, the officers
asked the department to rescind 12
promotions granted in June, and to
allow all officers to re-apply for the
Last week the University offered
to post job descriptions for six new
positions, and to use an agency
outside the police department to
assess the applicants' qualifications.
The officers have until Sept. 24 to
accept the University's offer.
Officer Danny Caldwell, who filed
grievances alleging discrimination
separately from the other officers,
said Tuesday that he also has not
received a written reply from person
See POLICE page 3
funded by contracts, grants or
overhead receipts may or may not
Gunnells said he asked the non
appropriated departments to tell
him the source of their funding and
whether they can handle raising
salaries. None of the departments
have reported back yet.
"We're hopeful that everybody
will get it," Gunnells said.
Departments that do not have
enough money to support the raises
now will have another year to grant
raises, he said.
The raise granted to the state
appropriated positions is retroac
tive, covering the period from Aug.
7 to Aug. 30. The retroactive date
See RAISES page 2
By TIM HARRISON
Cecelia Gray's greatest fear since
she became an inmate at the N.C
Correctional Center for Women has
been the possibility of losing her
Although her children visit her in
the center four hours every Sunday,
Gray said she is concerned that the
parent-child bond will weaken.
"Even though we are incarcerated,
we are still very interested in our
kids," she said.
To strengthen the bond between
incarcerated mothers and their chil
dren while fighting adult illiteracy, the
N.C. Department of Cultural Resour
ces has created "Motheread," a
program to teach the inmates of the
correctional center to read.
"In North Carolina we are faced
with a statistical truth," said Cultural
Resources Secretary Patric Dorsey.
"Adult literacy programs are only
reaching 6 percent of adult literacy
Adult illiteracy perpetuates itself,
Dorsey said. A child of an illiterate
adult is five times more likely to be
illiterate than a child of literate
parents, she said.
Although Gray can read, she said
she is interested in joining the
See PROGRAM page 5