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Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 96, Issue 11
By R.L INGLE
UNC Provost Samuel Williamson
will not be considered for the position
of chancellor, The Chapel Hill
Newspaper reported Monday, and
the two candidates being considered
by the Board of Trustees are not from
within the UNC administration.
In a special meeting of the board
last Friday, BOT chairman Robert
Eubanks presented UNC-system
President CD. Spangler with the
names of at least two candidates, the
newspaper said, including one from
New York University in Manhattan
and one from Drew University in
Madison, N.J. The candidates visited
Chapel Hill last week.
Williamson was notified of the
board's decision on Friday after the
"Mr. Eubanks informed me on
Friday my name would not be
forwarded to the president," William
son told The Chapel Hill Newspaper.
"I'm disappointed for myself and for
By ROBIN CURTIS
UNC Laundry Service workers
said Monday that although they think
the loss of the laundry's largest
account could have been avoided,
they have faith in the University's
ability to find other jobs for them if
the laundry should close.
Thomas Shetley, director of Aux
iliary Services, refused to respond to
allegations made Monday by workers
By JACKIE DOUGLAS
Society must work to preserve
a sense of wonder and curiosity
to keep American culture interest
ing and inventive, Wilton Dillon
said in a speech at Hanes Art
Center auditorium Monday night.
Dillon, an anthropologist and
the director of interdisciplinary
studies at the Smithsonian Insti
tution in Washington, D.C., spoke
as part of the Carolina
Albert Einstein was a genius
because he kept alive his sense of
wonder, Dillon said.
"Einstein certainly never lost his
curiosity," he said. "He had a great
sense of playfulness and inventive
ness and was a child who never
Learning is a continual process
that doesn't end with the comple
tion of a formal education, he said.
Institutions like fraternities,
sororities and sidewalk cafes
encourage people to brainstorm
and take risks.
"Wondering people take risks
and aren't afraid of being wrong,"
he said. "They take a chance
without knowing the outcome."
See SPEAKER page 2
By CARRIE DOVE
Keeping American troops in Hon
duras is causing controversy in
Congress because President Ronald
Reagan failed to learn from the Iran
contra affair and notify Congress
under the 1973 War Powers Reso
lution, several North Carolina poli
God may forgive you your
When contacted by The Daily Tar
Heel Monday, Williamson refused to
Williamson is being considered for
the presidency of the University of
the South in Sewanee, Tenn., and the
chancellorship of the University of
Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
"I will probably be looking at other
opportunities that were prominently
mentioned in the newspapers," Wil
liamson told The Chapel Hill
Eubanks refused comment
Other members of the chancellor
search committee would not com
ment Monday, but a source close to
the search told The Daily Tar Heel
Thursday: "Nothing I've seen
reported in area papers so far has
been even remotely correct. A lot of
people are talking about people not
even involved in the search."
Williamson had been mentioned in
several newspapers as a leading
See CHANCELLOR page 2
that the loss of the laundry service's
contract with North Carolina
Memorial Hospital (NCMH) could
have been avoided through more
"This place has been going down
hill for four years," said one worker,
who asked not to be identified.
Other workers complained of labor
shortages, dirty working conditions,
poor maintenance and low morale.
Wilton Gower, general manager of
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Wilton Dillon gives speech
slam Reagan's Honduras decision
"It is kind of surprising that the
day the (Iran-contra) indictments
come down is the day (Reagan)
chooses to send troops over," said
Richard Blanks, legislative director
for Rep. Walter Jones, D-N.C.
William Keech, UNC professor of
political science, agreed.
"When the president sends in
troops to places such as Honduras,
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Tuesday, March 22, 1988
Dousing the Flames
Sophomore pitcher Michael Hoog hurls a curve ball at the start of
the third inning during the Tar Heels' game against the Liberty
the service, said no labor shortage
exists. "We have not had any labor
shortage," he said. "We're not short
The situation at the laundry has
improved, Shetley said.
"Since I became director of Aux
iliary Services a year and a half ago,"
he said, "I have felt things have been
on the upswing. 1 think that we've
done a good job in keeping the facility
open. Our new manager (Gower) has
at Hanes Arts Center
he ought to notify Congress," Keech
But the United States must protect
our allies in Central America, said
Democratic Rep. Tim Valentine.
"The president is certainly justified
in honoring our commitment to
Honduras and protecting American
interests in the region. We have an
obligation to assist our allies when
sins, but your
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
been here only since October. He is
very dynamic and a good manager.
"I am not in profound agreement
with some of the reasons I have read
(for the loss of the NCMH account)
in the press."
John Stokes, NCMH director of
public affairs, said the laundry service
lost the contract because the facility
did not submit a competitive contrac
"We found out that we could save
Most Chapei Hill businesses
By LAURA DiGIANO
Assistant City Editor
Chapel Hill's growing reputation as
an excellent host for amateur athletic
events can have great benefits for
local businesses, a Chapel Hill
Carrboro Chamber of Commerce
Sherri Powell, manager of small
business and marketing for the
chamber of commerce, said amateur
athletic events provide tremendous
revenue to the town. According to
a report by the chamber, visitors to
Chapel Hill in 1985 brought in more
than $59 million dollars.
"Amateur athletic events attract a
large number of those visitors,"
Powell said. Last summer's U.S.
Olympic Festival, for example, con
tributed $35 million of directly
measurable revenue to Chapel Hill.
Saturday, UNC's Smith Center
and Carmichael Auditorium will host
the N.C. high school basketball
championships. Later in May, par
ticipants in the Special Olympics and
Senior Citizen games will come to
Chapel Hill is already the primary
host for amateur athletic champion
ships for North Carolina, but now
its facilities attract national interest.
The NCAA basketball tournament
and Olympic Festival illustrate the
they are threatened by armed aggres
sion," he said in a statement released
The War Powers Resolution
requires that the president give a full
report to Congress when he sends
troops "into hostilities or into situa
tions where imminent involvement in
See REAGAN page 2
Flames in Boshamer Stadium
16-0. See story, page 6.
the taxpayers over a million dollars
in changing the contract," Stokes
said. "Durham County General
Hospital's (laundry facility) is a
modern, new plant, whereas the
University's plant is 65 years old. We
had been negotiating with the Uni
versity for quite some time, so they
knew it was coming."
Shetley and Gower said Monday
that no decisions concerning the
facility's future have been made.
national respect that Chapel Hill
During these events, Chapel Hill
businesses benefit not only from
increased sales, but also from Chapel
Hill's high visibility, Powell said.
"When people from across the state
see that Chapel Hill is home to all
these athletic events, that encourages
even greater participation and more
economic incentives," she said.
The chamber is stressing the eco
nomic importance of amateur athlet
ics to encourage businesses to support
later competitions, Powell said.
In an October resolution, the
chamber recognized "the importance
of amateur athletics on the economic
well-being of the community," and
established a committee to encourage
community and business support.
Moyer Smith, executive vice pres
ident of the Educational Foundation,
and Charlie Adams, the director of
the North Carolina High School
Athletic Association, are also work
ing together to study the relationship
between amateur athletics and
The increased visibility of Chapel
Hill as the primary home for amateur
athletics in North Carolina is good
for the community and the Univer
sity, Smith said.
"UNC benefits every time a student
Catch the Fever: NCAA rally
Carolina Fever will nold a pep
rally for the UNC men's b sketball
team at 7:30 n.m. in the Great Hall
of the Student Union.
The rally is to show support for
the team before it plays Michigan
in the NCAA West region semif
inals Friday night in Seattle.
Coach Dean Smith, the players,
Monday afternoon. UNC won,
Shetley said he did not foresee any
hope of replacing the hospital's
account, which composed 60 percent
of the UNC Laundry Service's
Three proposals concerning the
laundry facility's operational future
have been submitted to University
officials, Shetley said.
"I have prepared and sent to the
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comes to a competition in Chapel Hill
who otherwise might not have ever
visited the campus," he said.
According to some approxima
tions, Chapel Hill receives $6 million
to $10 million in revenue from UNC's
football season alone, Smith said.
"What we need to do now is have
the business get involved in these
events and in turn give back some
of what they are getting in increased
sales," he said.
Adams said revenue from the 28
high school sports tournaments held
in Chapel Hill each year are also
overlooked for the revenue they
"Between 3,000 and 4,000 students
participate in these events and that
brings a ton of people to Chapel Hill,"
Adams said. "And these people are
staying in hotels, shopping in the
stores and eating in the restaurants."
The economic impact of high
school athletics is far greater than
most people realize, he said. "I don't
think it has been brought to light just
how much money is being brought
into Chapel Hill and Orange
Because of this Saturday's high
school basketball championships, for
example, local hotel managers are
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the cheerleaders and the band will
attend the rally.
"It's going to be a really special
occasion because it's the first time
he (Coach Smith) has let us hold
a ; ep rally with the players,
present," said Suzie Saldi, Carol
ina Athletic Association