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: Copyright 1987 The Day Tar Hee
Volume 95, Issue 99
Wednesday, November 18, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By JAMES SUROWIECKI
and MIKE BERARDINO
Assistant Sports Editor
UNC head football coach Dick
Cram, who has come under fire in
recent weeks, told players at a
meeting Tuesday he doubted he
would return as Tar Heel coach in
1988, according to a source who
declined to be identified.
"He said he's been feeling the
pressure, that he will not be here next
year," the source said Tuesday night.
"He said we're a great bunch of
players and he loves us all, but that
he didn't think he'd be back."
The source also said that the move
would not be unwelcomed by the
team. "The general consensus on the
team is we feel sorry for the coaches,"
the source said, "but we think it's time
for a change."
The source went on to say that such
a move would "more than likely"
mean wholesale changes in the UNC
coaching corps. "A new coach that
comes in will probably bring in his
own staff," the source said.
Earlier Tuesday, at his weekly press
conference, Crum refused to com
ment on a front-page story in The
(Raleigh) News and Observer that
cited "two high-ranking school offi
cials" as saying Crum's 10-year stay
as Tar Heel football coach would end
after Saturday's season finale against
"I'm not even going to discuss that
today. I talked about that last week,"
Crum told approximately 75
members of the media in the Skipper
Bowles Room of Koury Natatorium.
"That's nothing I'm even going to talk
At his Nov. 10 press conference,
Crum denied flatly that he would
resign as North Carolina's head
"We've got to go out and recruit
and it's really to the advantage of our
opponents if newspapers write 'Coach
Crum will not be back next year.' But
I'm going to be back here. I know
a lot of you wish I wasn't, but 111
be here," Crum said.
Later Tuesday night, an Educa
tional Foundation meeting was held
in the very same Skipper Bowles
Room. Although UNC soccer coach
Anson Dorrance, wrestling coach Bill
Lam, swimming coach Frank Com
fort and recruiting director Jack
Robinson were present, Crum was
not. Neither was UNC Athletic
Director John Swofford. According
to a Rams Club member, the pos
sibility of Crum's dismissal was not
"There's been a lot of talk about
him," the member said, "but not a
word was said tonight."
Crum, the winningest football
coach in school history with an
overall record of 72-40-3 at UNC, has
four years remaining on his contract.
After leading the Tar Heels to a 10
2 record in 1981, Crum was rewarded
with a 10-year pact which reportedly
pays him close to $87,000 a season.
Swofford told The News and
Observer, "I really don't have any
comment on that. We're still in the
season, so there's no reason to
Two weeks ago, North Carolina
was 5-3 and hosting Clemson in a
game for first place in the Atlantic
Coast Conference. But the Tar Heels
lost that game, 13-10, and suffered
a second consecutive loss last Satur-
See CRUM page 6
Civil riglnts leader discnsses
ongoing problem off racism
By LAURA BENNETT
All people need to grow and learn
from each other, civil rights leader
Floyd McKissick said Tuesday in the
McKissick, a native of Asheville,
was the first black student to be
admitted to UNC School of Law. He
graduated in 1952, arid was active in
the civil rights struggle of the '60s.
Today, he is still active in efforts
to abolish racism.
"The basic issue today which
confronts us on Human Rights Week
continues to be a worldwide issue, as
welf as a local issue, of racism,"
McKissick, who was the guest
speaker at the Young Democrats
meeting, told about 30 students.
The differences between racism in
the '60s and racism today are basically
cosmetic, he said. Racism is just as
strong today as it was in the '60s
just in different forms.
"Even though laws have been made
to abolish segregation, none have
been made to clean up the minds of
people who think one race is better
than another," he said.
McKissick explained the black
man's problem by comparing his
situation to a caste society. "People
have the attitude that blacks can only
rise as far as a black man could rise."
In his discussion of racism, he
mentioned people who are labeled as
"have-nots." These are blacks,
Mexican-Americans, American Indi
ans and poor whites, who are often
the subject of discrimination.
McKissick said he believes the
struggle in the '60s did a great deal
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Financial aid red tape offten leaves applicants in a bind.
By CHARLA PRICE
UNC Junior Karen Radford app
lied for a scholarship for the last
session of summer school.
When she received no notice from
UNC's Office of Student Aid, she
assumed her application was turned
down and paid the tuition.
Only when she went to claim her
scholarship money for this semester
did she discover that the scholarship
notice had been lost in the mail. The
money had been given to someone
else because she had never claimed
Radford, a nursing major from
Asheville, said she's grateful for the
aid she has received. "But there's got
to be a better system for scholarship
Although Radford's case is
extreme, she is not the only student
who sometimes feels lost in the mass
of financial aid paperwork.
The more than one-third of UNC
students who receive financial aid are
often overwhelmed by the number
and complexity of the forms they
"There are so many forms to fill
out, and if you do it incorrectly your
entire form is delayed," said Tina
Perry, a junior journalism major from
Eleanor Morris, director of student
aid at UNC, agreed that filling out
financial aid forms is time
consuming. "There are extraordinarily com
plex application forms, around 90
pages, and many students don't take
the time to fill them out properly,"
Morris said. "If there is a problem,
we stop the application until the
system knows what is missing."
Morris said several factors cause
delays in processing the 14,000 to
15,000 applications the office receives
each year. Since many of the appli
cants are not accepted to UNC, the
office ends up evaluating only about
10,000 of those forms.
Although the financial aid office
makes mistakes in processing some
legitimate forms, Morris said that
rather than slipping through the
cracks, many applications just get
"wedged" there because students
haven't filled them out correctly.
The office's spot checks, which are
done to ensure that the information
on applications is accurate, add to
some students' confusion.
Morris said students who are the
subject of such spot checks often fill
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King tells stuideets
to fight oppression
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Nonviolent direct action is the
most powerful means for oppressed
people to fight injustice, Coretta
Scott King told an almost-full
Memorial Hall Tuesday.
King, the widow of slain civil
rights leader Martin Luther King,
was the keynote speaker of the
Campus Y-sponsored Human
Rights Week '87.
She addressed a variety of topics,
including the role of college students
in democracy, South Africa's apar
theid system, the nuclear arms race
and the national holiday in honor
of her late husband.
"The true nature of nonviolence
is not turning the other cheek, but
aggressively confronting the injus
tice and refusing to retaliate in
violence," she said. "We never seek
to defeat individuals, but the evil
and system that individual is caught
King said she has a vision of hope
that one day all people will share
in the fruits of peace and justice.
"This is not a Utopian dream, but
a goal that can be realized."
College students are among a
privileged group in our society, she
said, and as such they should take
an active role in the democratic
"Who will set an example if you
don't?" she asked the audience,
which was composed mostly of
She said young people must vote
to be active. "The ballot is a very
powerful force if you use it well.
"But don't let political participa
tion stop at voting," she said. "You
must let elected officials know what
your concerns are. They know that
you are really their leader."
Although many strides have been
taken toward equality since the
1960s, she said the United States still
has a long way to go before true
For example, she said, the aver
age black college graduate in the
U.S. earns less than the average
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white high school graduate, and the
unemployment rate for blacks
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Students visit UNC
to hear King's speech
By KRISTEN GARDNER
Assistant University Editor
Theresa Clemens, a 17-year-old
student in a Kittrell, N.C. job training
program, said Coretta Scott King
changed the way she looks at her
"She gave us a good outlook," the
certified nursing aide said after
listening to King's address in Memor
ial Hall. "Instead of looking behind
at the problems weVe had in the past,
we're going to look ahead, because
we have a brand new start. And we're
going to make it."
King spoke as part of the Campus
Y's Human Rights Week activities.
Clemens was one of about 15
members of the Kittrell Job Corps
Center, a federally-funded program
that trains minority youths and helps
them find jobs, who came to hear
The program trains 16- to 21 -year-olds
in fields such as nursing, car
pentry, welding, masonry, word
processing and bookkeeping.
"My group is targeted to get kids
off the street and off welfare," the
Rev. Bill Harris, one of the program's
counselors, said Tuesday. "It gives
them a skill and allows them to pay
He said he thought Coretta Scott
King's speech would inspire the
students in the job corps and encour
age them to attain their goals.
"Kids have to be exposed to
meaningful people and meaningful
things, things that will be a catalyst
to learn and a launching pad for them
to get on with their lives," Harris said.
"I think it will get them to think
in terms of the whole picture," he said.
"It will get their minds off themselves
and onto somebody who did some
thing in life."
Reginald Ragland said the speech
made him aware of problems that
existed in his city.
"Mrs. King made me realize we
have no community relationship in
my city," Ragland said. "If we had
a crisis, there's no way to get together
on it. Young people aren't getting a
real idea of what's going on there's
no one to teach them."
The job corps members were not
the only students who came a distance
to hear King speak.
Doug Berger, a 1982 UNC grad
uate who teaches American history
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You can 9t hold a man down without staying down with him. Booker T. Washington