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c Copyright 1987 The Oa;y Tar Heel
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 95, Issue 84
Wednesday, October 28, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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The great pumpkin hunt
Four-year-old Brandel Edwards (left) and his Campus Y Big ignored Tuesday's downpour to pick out a Halloween
Buddy Sam Best, a sophomore from St. Petersburg, Fla., pumpkin at a roadside stand on 15-501 bypass.
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By KRISTEN GARDNER
Assistant University Editor
Administrators and student leaders recom
mended the purchase of a $460,000 phone
in registration system Tuesday, despite the
Oct. 6 defeat of a referendum to charge
students $10 a year to fund the system.
The action was taken so the purchase of
the system could be authorized before Friday,
when its price will increase by $150,000.
On Tuesday, the student body president,
the speaker of Student Congress and two top
University officials signed a letter to Chan
cellor Christopher Fordham supporting the
purchase of the system.
In the October election, students voted
nearly 5 to 1 in favor of a referendum that
would have raised student fees $5 to fund the
registration system. Because the referendum
called for an addition to the student consti
tution, 10 percent of fee-paying students had
to vote for it to pass.
But Student Congress Speaker Rob Fried
man said Tuesday that the referendum can
be used as a accurate gauge of student opinion,
rather than as a request to change the
"In essence, we were voting to raise fees
(on the referendum)," Friedman said. "Stu
dents don't care whether or not it's in the
constitution. It's an accurate representation
of student opinion."
The student constitution states that the
congress has the power to alter the student
fees with the approval of the Board of Trustees
or Board of Governors, and with approval
of a campus-wide referendum.
It does not designate a specific voter turnout
for referendums to increase student fees.
"If student leadership wanted it, we wanted
to deal with this as an advisory referendum,"
said Donald Boulton, vice chancellor and
dean of student affairs. "The vote would still
be 5 to 1 if we had gotten 10 percent."
Boulton is one of the officials who signed
the letter in support of the system's purchase.
If Fordham accepts the proposal, he will
authorize the purchase of the system so the
Friday deadline can be met. However, the fee
increase must still be approved by the Board
of Trustees and the Board of Governors.
Under the proposal, only students who
benefit from the registration system would
have to pay the additional student fees.
Officials expect the system to begin operation
in spring 1990, but it will not be fully
implemented until fall 1990.
The proposal's supporters said they expect
See DROPADD page 4
Town co.MEicii ..candidates address student concerns
By WILL LINGO
Candidates for the Chapel Hill
Town Council were on campus
Tuesday for a forum to address
conflicts between town policies and
students concerns, but only about 30
Eight of the nine candidates vying
for four open council seats in the Nov.
3 town elections attended the forum,
which was sponsored by UNC Stu
dent Government. Candidate Roose
velt Wilkerson made a brief appear
ance, but left because of an earlier
The candidates addressed several
issues particularly important to
students, including the noise ordi
nance, the Pi Kappa Phi Burnout and
a possible entertainment ticket tax.
Most candidates said the town and
students could reach a compromise
on the noise ordinance. Joe Herzen
berg summarized the disagreement as
a clash between two groups: the
"nobody has a right to disturb anyone
else" group versus the "this is a college
Cassandra Sloop said the noise
ordinance is important to protect the
rights of residents. "All citizens have
the right to their own forms of
relaxation and recreation until they
violate the rights of others," she said.
Nancy Preston said that when a
compromise is reached, the most
important factor will be staying with
it. "If we can agree on a plan and
stick to it, I think everyone will be
happy," she said.
Bob Varley expressed the most
liberal view on the noise ordinance.
No severe noise ordinance is neces
sary, he said.
"A little merriment after a game,
particularly if y ou win, is all right with
me," Varley said.
Burnout was another issue that has
stirred some controversy between the
town and students. Many candidates
were admittedly uninformed about
this issue, but those who were familiar
with the event generally supported it.
Mayor Jim Wallace said he has no
objections to the party if it is
But the two UNC student candi
dates cited the Burnout issue as an
example of the the town's lack of
consideration for student concerns.
UNC junior Charles Balan said
Burnout was another example of the
town treating students like children,
and UNC senior Rob Friedman said
the town would have to "give a hW
to the students.
The proposed entertainment ticket
tax is an issue that . could have a
potentially large impact on students.
This tax would add a small charge
to the admission costs of major non
athletic events, particularly concerts
in the Smith Center.
The tax issue split the candidates,
with four favoring and three opposing
the proposal. Wallace dismissed the
issue as unimportant, saying there is
no chance it would ever be enacted.
Those who support the tax said it
is necessary to pay for the increased
burden that major events place on the
town. One supporter, incumbent
council member Bill Thorpe, pro
posed that UNC students with valid
identification be exempted from the
tax, so that only "outsiders" would
See FORUM page 5
Folice make drag .arrests
By KIMBERLY ED ENS
Assistant University Editor
Police arrested two men this week
on UNC's campus for selling what
officers suspected was LSD, accord
ing to Maj. Robert Porreca of
One man was arrested before
Sunday's Pink Floyd concert, and the
other before Monday's concert. Both
were charged with possession with
intent to sell and deliver a Schedule
I controlled substance.
Chapel Hill Police Capt. Ralph
Pendergraph said Chapel Hill Police,
UNC police and Alcohol Law
Enforcement (ALE) agents together
made more than 100 arrests on
various charges at the two concerts.
Porreca said that William Hullett,
of Carlton, N.J., was arrested at 7:32
p.m. Sunday on Manning Drive after
he sold LSD to an ALE agent.
Hullett was first observed selling
drugs by a UNC patrol officer. The
officer then called in 2 plainclothes
officers, one from UNC police and
the other from ALE. The ALE officer
purchased the drugs from the suspect,
Hullett is being held in Orange
County Jail on $1,250 secured bond.
Also, Anthony Adamaitis, of
Chicago, 111., was arrested at 7:45
p.m. Monday on Bowles Drive in
front of the Smith Center, Porreca
said. He is being held in Orange
County Jail on $3,000 secured bond.
An officer saw Adamaitis selling
something, observed what he had in
his hand and identified it as a
Schedule I controlled substance.
Adamaitis was observed in posses
sion of 386 "blotters," or small
squares of paper treated with a
substance resembling LSD, Porreca
said. The user places the piece of
paper on his tongue, and the sub
stance is absorbed into his system.
Each blotter is considered one "hit."
UNC police estimated the total
value of the drugs in Adamaitis'
possession at $1,910, Porreca said.
Police said the incidents were part
of a large number of arrests on
charges ranging from alcohol viola
tions to ticket scalping, connected to
the Pink Floyd concerts.
See ARRESTS page 5
UNC professors hold hearin
to discuss teaching problems
By HELEN JONES
Faculty-student contact outside the
classroom and student apathy were
two of the main issues at a hearing
held Tuesday night to discuss ways
to improve teaching at UNC.
1 "While teaching may be important
to students, it isnt the kind of thing
that brings them out in great
numbers," said classics professor
: Stadter, chairman of the Commit
tee on Teaching of the College of Arts
and Sciences, addressed an audience
of 10 students that included four press
"The thing that impresses me most
is not seeing any more students here,"
said Joe Hughey, a computer science
graduate student who has teaching
Richard Hiskey, chemistry profes
sor and committee member, said he
anticipated Tuesday night's low
student turnout. He said he tries to
encourage students to be more
Stadter urged students and faculty
to make the time to develop relation
ships outside the classroom.
Using an analogy of the teaching
relationship as a ride in a Ferrari,
Stadter said professors often feel they
have to rev down.
"Cruising in a Ferrari at 15 mph
is not very satisfying," he said. "How
do you get through the gears, starting
where the student is at and
Joseph Lowman, psychology pro
fessor and committee member,
responded with a view of education
as either a long or short ride,
depending on the limits of a student's
perception of the learning process.
He said professors should give
students a "tour of the terrain" by
showing them the possibilities of the
subject with a broad introduction.
Then, they need to come back down
to the student's level and let him or
her take the gears.
Also, Lowman said he would like
to expand the informal lunches
See HEARING page 4
State Democratic chairman
discusses campaign strategies
By MATT BIVENS
For the Democratic Party to win
national, state and local offices,
students need to help the cam
paigns by voting and taking an
active part in the electoral process,
the chairman of the N.C. Demo
cratic Party told about 30 people
at a meeting of the Young Demo
crats Tuesday night in the Student
"The key ingredient to our
winning is passion," said Chairman
Jim Van Hecke. "How bad do you
want to win?"
Perched on a table in the front
of the room, Van Hecke spoke
informally about the issues and
strategies of the Democrats, con
tinually emphasizing the need for
"You need to be involved," he
said. "You need to get your col
On the state level, Van Hecke
reiterated his support for Lt. Gov.
Bob Jordan, who plans to run for
the 1988 Democratic gubernatorial
"He (Jordan) is not a dynamic
leader," Van Hecke said. "He is not
flashy. But he is solid, and very,
Jordan led the push for educa
tional legislation, economic devel
opment and environmental protec
tion, Van Hecke said.
"Had we not had that type of
quiet leadership," he said, "we
would have been in a pack full of
But the gubernatorial race will
be difficult for the Democrats, he
said. Gov. Jim Martin, as an
incumbent, will have an advantage,
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Jim Van Hecke speaks to students in the Union Tuesday night
"We have to convince the people
of North Carolina to fire their
governor," Van Hecke said.
Van Hecke also spoke about the
upeoming presidential elections.
"Nationally, I think we (the
Democrats) are in good shape," he
said, "and I'm not saying that just
because it has been a rough week
for the Republicans."
In the last week, the Republican
administration has faced the defeat
of President Reagan's Supreme
Court nominee Robert Bork and
a historic stock market crash.
. Van Hecke said the platform of
the Democratic Party will attract
more voters than the Republican
"We are going to be running
against eight years of a program
that has largely failed," he said.
A Democratic candidate wduld
stand a better chance against Vice
President George Bush or evange
list Pat Robertson than against
Kansas Sen. Robert Dole, he said.
"(Bush) has been on all sides of
all issues for the last 10 years," he
said. "We (Democrats) hope and
See SPEAKER page 4
A hair in the head is worth two in the brush Oliver Herford