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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 67
Friday, October 2, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
NewsSportsArts 962-0245
Business Advertising 962-1163
Union Bash:
eat, drink,
be merry
Staff Writer
Students looking for something
completely different to do tonight can
attend the Carolina Union's annual
All-Campus Bash from 7 p.m. to 1
a.m. in the Student Union.
The theme for this year's Bash is
"And Now for Something Com
pletely Different." And that's exactly
what coordinators for the Bash hope
it will be: an on-campus party with
a variety of things to do.
"The Bash is for all students, but
especially those who are tired of the
regular party scene," said Suzanne
Bolch, co-president of the Carolina
Union Activities Board. "We wanted
to do many different kinds of things
to appeal to everyone on campus."
Highlighting this year's entertain
ment are the bands The Deal and
Awareness Art Ensemble.
The Deal, a pop rock progressive
band from Charlottesville, Va., will
begin playing in the Great Hall at 8
p.m, and the reggae sounds of
Awareness Art Ensemble will follow
at 10 p.m.
"The bands go along with our
theme with their different styles," said
Robert Kennedy, Bash coordinator
and chairman of the Union's Social
Admission to the Bash is free to
UNC students and their guests.
Students will have to present valid
UNC identification at the door.
Student activity fees go toward
funding for all Union-sponsored
The West Lounge (the Union's TV
viewing area) will be transformed into
a comedy variety club, with a jug
gling and comedy routine by UNC
students James Parrish and Chris
The Transactors Theatre will
perform improvisational theater. The
group is a four-person acting troupe
from the ArtsCenter in Carrboro.
Chapel Hill deadpan comedian
Dan Barlow will finish the show in
the West Lounge.
Throughout the evening, other
activities will be going on in the
Union. Students will be able to play
six holes of miniature golf, make their
own music videos, have their palms
read or create "black light art."
Last year's Bash favorite, tie-dying
T-shirts, will return again this year.
See BASH page 2
Old East Westt tek force
proposes reeovatfoms
Staff Writer
The Old East Old West Task
Force recommended Thursday that
the historic buildings be renovated as
residence halls, with common areas
for residents and possible office space
for faculty members.
The committee made no recom
mendation about the use of the
residence halls by the Honors Pro
gram or other specific groups.
Now the recommendation will be
reviewed by Donald Boulton, vice
chancellor and dean of Student
Affairs, and Chancellor Christopher
More officers shoMld patrol
Special to the DTH
Concerned about fights breaking
out during fraternity parties in the
Student Union's Great Hall, some
University police officers said they
think more officers are needed at
these functions.
One officer, who asked not to be
identified, said some officers have
unofficially agreed not to work at
future parties unless four officers are
assigned instead of the usual two.
He suggested that two officers
patrol the Union's lobby, one patrol
ling inside the Great Hall and one
patrolling the area outside the
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Holly Gresehover, 7, was one of the many people
who came to the APO bike auction Thursday.
Fordham. It will then be presented
to the Board of Trustees at its Oct.
22 meeting.
A draft of the committee's recom
mendation states: "In developing any
plans for Old East and Old West,
efforts should be made to provide the
maximum student occupancy while
providing possible faculty office space
in one or both buildings, and ade
quate common space for the residents
of the two halls."
"Common space" includes kit
chens, computer study rooms,
laundry facilities and TV lounges.
Wayne Kuncl, director of Univer
Police said many of the incidents
are caused by non-students who crash
the parties. Now, fraternity members
don't require people who attend the
parties to show student identification
at the door.
Three sources said the parties can
attract up to 1,000 people.
The most recent fighting occurred
at Saturday night's Alpha Phi Alpha
fund-raising party, where four fights
broke out. Early Sunday morning,
one Durham high school student was
arrested for breaking into a vending
machine, a N.C. Central University
student was hit in the head with a
best minds of
sity housing, said the group tried to
leave as much space for residents as
"WeVe listened to the concern that
has come from students that we, not
lose any more room space than
necessary," Kuncl said. "Our overall
goal is to minimize the loss of
opportunity for students to live there
(in Old East and Old West)."
Originally, the proposal left no
room for faculty office space, but it
was amended in response to the
objections of Gillian Cell, dean of the
See TASK FORCE page 2
stick and a UNC student was robbed.
The officer said the problems are
not limited to party-crashing by non
students. He said the functions attract
drug pushers.
"IVe noticed the same car circling
the area during these parties and
sometimes stopping and people going
up to it," he said. "But as a police
officer in uniform, I know if I go up
to the car, there's little chance of
getting a drug arrest."
The officer added that at. a recent
party, someone was arrested for
possession of two guns in the Student
Union parking lot.
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DTHMatt Plyler
Holly's bike was recently stolen, but those at the
sale were too large for her small frame.
JNC scnemttfists
Staff Writer
The University has received an
$8:4 million grant for the study of
AIDS, UNC scientists announced
UNC was one of 17 institutions
selected by the National Institute
of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
(NIAID) to receive the grant. The
institutions receiving the grant
comprise a Clinical Studies Group
Network that will develop treat
ment for AIDS over the next five
NIAID will spend $100 million
at Ueloim
"I'm scared that a student or
innocent bystander will get hurt at
one of these parties," he said.
Lt. Walter Dunn of University
police said something should be done
about the fighting at fraternity parties
in the Union.
"A lot of people who attend these
parties are really nice kids, and it's
a shame because the people who are
causing the problems ruin it for those
who arent," Dunn said.
Dunn, who was on duty at the
Alpha Phi Alpha party , Saturday
night, said the fraternity brothers
helped him break up the fights.
Although Dunn said he believes the
University Editor
After a surprise meeting of the
Board of Endowment, the University
announced Thursday that it will sell
all of its stock in companies doing
business in South Africa.
It was a quiet end to a long series
of efforts to force divestment. In
recent years, student groups have
marched, rallied, built shanties and
sponsored anti-apartheid referen
dums to protest the endowment
board's refusal to divest.
"We felt like it was time to get the
issue behind us and move on to other
things," said Robert Eubanks, chair
man of the Board of Trustees and
the endowment board, after the
announcement. "Well do it in an
orderly manner and as quickly as
As of Aug. 31, the University had
slightly more than $6 million invested
in U.S. companies doing business in
South Africa, representing about 4.7
percent of the total $129 million
; The six-member endowment board
, has statutory authority over the
University's endowment.
Eubanks said there is no question
that the decision was economic,
rather than moral.
In an interview Wednesday,
Eubanks said: "Some people think
that it's economically unwise to invest
in South Africa at this time. I don't
have any problems with economic
"If you asked if it was a poor place
to invest, I would say probably so.
We probably should sell our stocks.
I wouldn't put my money over there."
But he said he would have a "hard
time" divesting to make a political
Board member George Ragsdale,
who has voiced strong opposition to
divestment, said Thursday that he
had no comment on the vote.
A board member who requested
research gtfaimit
on its research network over the
next five years, Dr. Stanley Lemon,
chief of UNC's division of infec
tious, diseases, said at Thursday's
press conference. The network will
be linked by computers to NIAID,
he said.
UNC will use its grant for
research in three areas, Lemon
said. They are:
B Clinical studies of people
already infected with the disease.
The clinical study will focus on
viruses other than the HIV virus
that affect the symptoms of AIDS.
It will also experiment with com
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current policy of having two officers
at such parties is sufficient, "some
thing has got to be done because the
University will not stand for this."
Archie Copeland, Student Union
director, said black fraternities are
mostly service organizations that
depend on parties in the Union to
raise funds to pay membership
expenses and support various
Copeland said he will meet Tues
day with the Black Greek Council to
discuss the problems.
Sgt. Ned Comar ' said, "I have'
worked these parties before, and it
seemed to me the people in the
anonymity said Ragsdale cast the
only dissenting vote on the issue,
calling it "overwhelming to one."
Brian Bailey, student body presi
dent and an ex-officio member of the
Board of Trustees, said he was
surprised by the vote.
"In a way you want to celebrate,
and in a way you just want to sit
back and think about it," he said. The
issue would have died a long time ago
if students hadn't kept it alive, he said.
"We (the trustees) had discussed
several options, but I had no idea it
was going to happen today," Bailey
said. "I think it's a credit to all of
the groups that have been protesting
for so long."
Student activists who have led the
fight for divestment said they were
pleased, but many remained suspi
cious of the decision.
"Speaking for a lot of students, it's
a significant victory of the efforts of
our group and of the whole student
body," said Action Against Apar
theid member Dale McKinley.
"However, many universities have
said publicly that they will divestand
two -or three years have gone by and
they still have not divested," he said.
"We have some degree of skepticism,
to see if they follow through."
McKinley said he thinks the board
members divested because they
became tired of protests disrupting
their meetings. "We just outweighed
their stubbornness."
Also, he said many of the univer
sities surrounding UNC, such as N.C.
State, UNC-Greensboro, Guilford
University and Duke University, have
divested. "UNC stuck out like a sore
Scott Nelson, a member of the
Anti-Apartheid Support Group, said
the group was excited and surprised
by the decision.
"It seems kind of sneaky," Nelson
said. "We're excited but a little
binations of therapy instead of one
treatment of the disease.
d Four basic research projects.
Dr. Joseph Pagano, director of the
Lineberger Cancer Center, said the
first project will find ways to to
combat AIDS-related viruses
which have become drug-resistant.
The next two will involve factors
that push AIDS victims into having
full-fledged symptoms, since some
people carry the virus without
exhibiting symptoms of the disease.
The last project will look at the
See GRANT page 3
olke say
fraternities went out of their way to
be polite."
At Saturday night's party, a 16-year-old
Jordan Senior High School
student was arrested by campus
police for breaking into a vending
machine in the Union and taking the
Sunday morning, a N.C. Central
University student was treated and
released at N.C. Memorial Hospital
for cuts above the right eye. Dunn
said the student was hit with a stick
during one of the fights.
Also, a UNC student's wallet and
necklace worth $290 were stolen
during a scuffle.

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