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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 95, Issue 63
Tuesday, October 25, 1983
Chapel H::i, North Carolina
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By ERIC GRIDCIN
: Jim Gardner, the Republican
candidate for lieutenant governor,
announced Sunday that he s endors
ing the view of Campus Watch that
funding of homosexual organizations
on UNC-system campuses should be
"Based on the information we
received from Campus Watch, he
believes that students' funds and
taxpayers money should not be used
in this manner," said Paul Richard
son, Gardner's campaign manager, in
a telephone interview Monday.
Gardner supports the opinion of
Campus Watch, a Durham-based
conservative organization, that the
administration of a state university
has no business using a portion of
the student fees it collects to fund a
organization for homosexuals,
Gardner's opponent, Democratic
Sen. Tony Rand, believes that the
best way to handle the situation is
through the Board of Trustees and
Board of Governors of the university
system, said Stephanie Bass, Rand's
campaign communications director.
She did not comment further.
The controversy has arisen over the
continuing allocation of student fees
to the Carolina Gay and Lesbian
Association at UNC-Chapel Hill. The
founders of Campus Watch say the
CGLA is a political group that cannot
be funded by student fees, according
to the student constitution. Student
Congress, which is responsible for
allocating funds, decided last year it
was not a political group.
"In most cases, when you're asked
to take a stand on an issue, you are
forced to choose," Richardson said. '
"Rand has not taken a stand yet. We
took the conservative stand because
this is a state university and it's not
a legitimate expense."
Gardner has not considered
whether legislation to stop the fund
ing should be introduced, Richardson
said. "It may be something that the
university system, not the state
legislature, has to deal with."
Campus Watch first sent the
candidates materials about the fund
ing issue, said Campus Watch chair
man Ed Cottingham.
"Subsequently, I decided to go
ahead and ask the lieutenant gover
nor campaigns to take a stand," said
Cottingham, a former UNC student.
"Then I mailed a certified letter to
The General Assembly must take
action against the funding because the
UNC Student Government, the
administration, the Board of Trustees
and the Board of Governors all have
failed to take action to defund the
CGLA, he said.
"Campus Watch is organized
around the desire for traditional
students to get a fair shake on
campuses," Cotttingham said. "We
feel that if some conservative organ
ization with a political agenda tried
to get funding from student govern
ment, they probably wouldn't get it."
Campus Watch has published a list
of 120 candidates in North Carolina
races who have endorsed its position
See CANDIDATES page 4
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Steven Heeseman and John Cummings kick off
a 72-hour Trampoiine-A-Thon at the Sigma Chi
fraternity house Monday to benefit the North
Carolina Memorial Hospital pediatric program.
By Helen jones
Student Congress and Carolina
Gauand Lesbian . Association
(CGLA) leaders criticized Campus .
Watch's efforts to defund the CGLA
through N.C. General Assembly
: Neil Riemann, Student Congress
speaker, said Monday that Campus
Watch's criticisms of CGLA funding
are not credible because the group's
members have not talked to Student
Congress members, attended budget
proceedings or fully examined UNC's
Student Government code on the
funding of campus groups
- "They (Campus Watch) dbnf seem '
to know anything except that they
don't like the CGLA and they dont
want it funded," Riemann said.
Campus Watch doesn't know
enough about the budget system to
be a threat to Student Congress'
discretion over its budget, he added.
Campus Watch members have said
the CGLA should not receive funding
from student fees because the group
is politically active,
v Jim Gardner,,, the,, Republican
fcandidatt for" - lieutenant governor,
f announced -Sunday that he opposes
; funding of groups such as the CGLA.
: His opponent, Tony Rand, has not
' taken a stand on the issue.
Campus Watch members cite a
clause in the student government code
that reads, "Student Congress shall
appropriate no Student Activities
Fees to programs, services or events
of a religious or politically partisan
nature," to support their position.
But theentence following that one
in the code says funds may be
appropriated to support policies and
issues that directly affect students at
UNC, Riemann said. The CGLA
does not meet the code's vague
definition of partisan political groups,
The CGLA meets Student Con
gress criteria for funding because
membership in the group is open to
all students and because the group
serves the community interest
through AIDS education, Riemann.
said. , ' . - "
Ed Cottingham, Campus Watch
chairman, said the group was formed
to represent conservative interests at
state universities and has about 15
members, most of whom are not
Campus Watch sent information
about the CGLA to the 278 candi
dates running for the N.C. General
Assembly, including a card with the
question, "Are you generally in favor
of legislation to prohibit the Use of
mandatory student fees to support
homosexual organizations on. state
Campus Watch received 120
responses that favored defunding
homosexual organizations, including
Gardner, and one that did not, he
See REACTION page 4
Fwst black UNC siwdeirolt
C. Eric Lincoln opens the Black Cultural Center's Monday night lecture series at Memorial Hall
By DANA PRIMM
America has not offered blacks the
same opportunities as whites, C. Eric
Lincoln, professor of religion at Duke
University, told an audience of about
200 in Memorial Hall Monday night.
"I am the son of America, but
America has denied me," said Lin
coln, author of 11 books and more
than 100 scholarly articles.
Lincoln's speech was the first in the
Monday Night Black Culture Lecture
Series, sponsored by the Black
Cultural Center (BCQ.
The series features a speaker once
a month, said Margo Crawford, BCC
director. The series is meant to serve
as a bank of knowledge about black
culture for the University community,
It is especially appropriate . that
Lincoln was the first speaker in the
series, Crawford said.
"We waited until Eric Lincoln
ere of oedtiuifes
could speak to start the series," she
said. "He was the first black student
at UNC, and we thought it was fitting
that he be our first speaker."
Lincoln spoke on the cultural
experiences of blacks in America,
drawing on his own life and writings.
He read from his poetry to illus
trate the inequality and injustice in
"Is there no mercy?" he said. "Is
there no justice? Is there no God? I
am alone, and alone I must make my
way out of the night today."
Lincoln also discussed his past and
how it affected his life.
He received a good education in
a Congregational school in his
hometown of Athens,' Ala., even
though there was no public school
for black children, he said.
"I had an unusual education, but
I was lucky," he said. "It was probably
better than the one I would have
gotten if I had gone to a black public
school," he said.
Lincoln said he attended the
University of Chicago when he was
15. He wanted to be a writer, but
his college advisers told him a black
man could not make a living as a
writer. They advised him to take
courses that would train him in a
profession, he said.
"I had a dream of writing a major
work to pick my family out of
poverty," he said. "I took the courses
they told me to, but I continued to
Lincoln wrote poems throughout
college and began to make money
from his writing.
. "I wrote for some prestigious
publications, from Ebony to The New
York Times Magazine to Redbook,"
he said. "At the same time, I con
tinued to write for journals in my
profession. Although I enjoyed it, I
See LINCOLN page 4
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By AMY VAJDA
UNC law student and campus
activist Joel Segal said Monday that
someone broke into his house
Thursday, wrote death threats on
his walls and left a loaded shotgun
on his couch.
The break-in was the latest of
several threats on his life, Segal said.
He is an outspoken supporter of
Indian activist Eddie Hatcher, who
took over the office of The Robe
sonian newspaper in February and
held hostages to protest alleged
corruption in Robeson County.
The threats have come in part
because of his support for Hatcher,
"I must have just gotten someone
mad," he said. "There are a lot of
conservative students on campus.
There are students who would do
According to Segal, his room
mate Jason Watkins discovered that
the door of their duplex was open
and that the television was on
following the break-in Thursday.
Two threats were written on the
wall. One read "You're going to die
for helping Eddie," arid the other,
"You're next, Joel."
A previously unloaded shotgun
owned by Watkins had been loaded
with a shell and placed on a couch
in the house. Nothing was stolen
from the house, Segal said.
No one knows how the break-in
occurred, and the door was not
damaged, Segal said. A key that had
been left in the mailbox for a
plumber several days before could
See THREATS page 3
to help, pay ioo trolleys
By DANIEL CONOVER
The newly incorporated Down
town Commission cleared the way
Monday for a project that could have
two trolleys on the streets of Chapel
Hill and Carrboro by September of
This move was followed by the
Chapel Hill Town Council's unani
mous decision Monday night to enter
into a contract with the Downtown
Commission to share in the cost of
Debbie Dibbert, co-president of
the commission, said the trolley
project will be funded entirely by
federal and state grants and money
raised in the private sector.
The project will help to "make
Franklin Street the place that people
come to do all of their shopping,"
The trolleys are actually buses with
chassis designed to look like tradi
tional trolley cars. Half of the chassis
"It looks exactly like a trolley,"
Riders would pay an undetermined
amount of money to use the trolleys,
Dibbert said, but Carrboro Mayor
Either way it's OK; you wake up with yourself . Billy Joel
Eleanor Kinnaird said the trolleys
would have to be free.
Kinnaird said that under the
conditions of the federal grant
money, an amount of federal money
equal to the amount charged to public
users would be deducted from profits
under a pay-per-ride system.
The trolleys cost $150,000 each,
and federal and state funds will pay
for 90 percent of the cost. An
additional $75,000 has been raised by
The system will be managed by the
See TROLLEY page 5