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100th Year of Editorial Freedom -Est.
Volume 100, Issue 114
By Anna Griffin
Speech communication Assistant
Professor Paul Ferguson broke his year
long silence this week after another loss
in his battle for tenure, the most recent
in a series of setbacks he blames on
unethical conduct in his department and
within the University administration.
The popular and award-winning
speech communication instructor con
tends that Speech Communication De
partment Chairman William Balthrop
and Professor Beverly Long, former
chairwoman of the department, took his
Posters of Adam and Eve
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Raid on erotic mail-order
business unfair, owner says
By Malle Carpenter
The owner of a local erotic mail
order business said Tuesday's raid by
federal postal inspectors was just the
latest in a series of unfair attacks on
"My first reaction was that this
clearly constitutes another step in a
six-year-long program (of raids),"
PHE Inc. owner Phil Harvey said.
Alabama postal officials ordered
the Tuesday raid of PHE Inc. of
Carrboro, which operates Adam and
Eve, and forced the business to pro
vide all the names of customers in
Middle Alabama postal inspector
J.W. Holland said he had received
complaints the business was violating
laws banning obscenities in the mail.
Holland could not be reached for
The company has about 6,000 cus
tomers in Alabama and about 1 mil
The mail-order company, located
By Thanassis Cambanis
The success of talks between the
BCC Advisory Board and Chancellor
Paul Hardin's blue-ribbon working
group has made BCC Director Margo
Crawford confident that the proposed
center will be built and, more impor
tantly, that it will be a success.
In an interview Wednesday,
Crawford said the joint panel had been
making plans with an unexpectedly high
level of energy and cooperation.
"It seems like there has been little
tension and much enthusiasm about what
the BCC is on the part of everyone
involved in the process," she said.
Crawford said what had surprised
: local merchants experiencing more success
season than last year
Friday, December 4, 1992
personnel file and removed and de
stroyed a review that could have helped
him get tenure.
In a hearing Monday before the Facult
Hearings Committee, Balthrop admit
ted to destroying the documents,
Both Balthrop and Long served on
the Speech Communication Advisory
Committee that reports to College of
Arts and Sciences Dean Stephen
Ferguson says that the absence of
this 14-page review written by North
western University Professor Paul
Edwards, a nationally renowned per
catalog models hang inside the PHE Inc.
west of Carrboro on N.C. 54, has been
raided by state officials from Utah, Ala
bama, Kentucky and North Carolina
during the past six years, Harvey said.
Authorities from Alamance County
participated in the first raid on Harvey ' s
business in 1986. Authorities seized
adult tapes and books sold by the firm
that year, although the company later
was acquitted of obscenity charges.
Customers may order merchandise
such as condoms, lubricants and vibra
tors through the Adam and Eve mail
order catalog. Adult magazines and vid
eos also are sold through the catalog.
Carrboro Mayor Eleanor Kinnaird
said the Alabama officials unfairly ha
rassed Harvey's company. "It's very
disturbing to me," she said. "It is a
business that operates under the law."
Kinnaird said Harvey was a philan
thropist who did not deserve the ob
"The owner gives most profit to fam
ily planning throughout the world," she
Harvey said that his company main
tained a confidentiality pledge to its
pleased with progress of
her the most was
ness to accept a
black cultural cen
ter once they
about its purpose.
exciting to me is I
realize there were
so many misun
derstandings about what the
BCC was," she said. "When people
realize what it is, the enthusiasm goes
off the charts it's so high.
"I didn't realize people in general
knew so little about the function of the
Serving the students and the
formance art scholar, and obtained by
The Daily Tar Heel was a deciding
factor in the Speech Communication
Advisory Committee' s 7-0 vote to deny
him tenure last January.
Ferguson also argues that Birdsall
did nothing to correct the problem by
allowing Balthrop and Long to remain
on the committee that again voted on
Ferguson's tenure request after an ap
peal. Ferguson said Birdsall refused to
tell the other Speech Communication
Advisory Committee members why they
had to vote again.
"I do not understand why they did
what they did," Ferguson said. "My
warehouse in Carrboro
customers but that Alabama officials
forced him to release the names of
customers from central Alabama.
"We simply don't ever reveal the
identity of our customers unless we're
at the point of a gun which we have
had to do in the case of these raids,"
The company had no protection
from the raids, Harvey said.
"It isn't really a matter or responsi
bility," he said. "It's a matter of force.
They're the ones holding the guns."
Mailing obscene matter is a viola
tion of federal law under Chapter 71,
Section 1461, according to Dean St.
Dennis, of the U.S. Department of
Justice's Criminal Division.
But Harvey said state and federal
raids violated free expression. "The
obscenity laws are a violation of First
Amendment rights," he said.
The company isn't the only target
of federal and state raids, Harvey said.
"The federal government has closed
down seven businesses and mail-order
companies without even going to
trial," he said.
She said members of the chancellor's
working group, designed to come up
with a concrete plan for a new or ex
panded BCC, were very willing to lis
ten and learn about what the existing
center really does and what a new, free
standing center would do.
"When members of the distinguished
group understood these things and the
high quality of (our) work, they were
ready to go," she said.
She cited Communiversity and the
Cross-Cultural Communication Insti
tute as two successful BCC programs.
Few people are aware that the BCC was
involved in multicultural training for
the Executive Principals Program, a
University program established to train
school principals, Crawford said.
dream of a mad philosopher. Ambrose Bierce
When UNC met South Carolina two years
ago, the Gamecocks pulled off the upset
University community since 1893
counsel said . . . there's obviously some
personal malice involved."
In Ferguson's first tenure hearing,
held in November 1991, the assistant
professor was denied tenure by a vote of
7-0. He said he thought the decision
"invalidated his work," until he went
back and reviewed his personnel file.
After reviewing his file and noticing
the absence of Edwards' review,
Ferguson said he confronted Balthrop,
who admitted the removal and explained
he "didn't like something in the tone of
Ferguson contacted Edwards, who
told him that Balthrop had written him
Fired Quail Roost director
to file retaliation grievance
By Anna Griffin
The former manager of the University-owned
Quail Roost Conference
Center, who was fired late last month
because she held a wedding reception
for her daughter at the facility, will file
a Step 4 grievance against the Univer
Betty Bradsher, who lived on the 90
acre conference center and had served
as its manager since 1988, was fired
Nov. 20 after UNC administrators de
cided that she had violated the terms of
her contract by holding her daughter's
wedding reception on the site. The cen
ter, located east of Carrboro, was given
to the University in 1962.
University officials contend that
Carey encourages black students
to remain involved in government
By Kelly Ryan
Assistant City Editor
It was difficult to imagine the smil
ing man leaning back in his chair in the
Sonja H. Stone Black Cultural Center
But he said that it was anger 1 2 years
ago that propelled him toward politics.
Orange County Board of Commis
sioners Chairman Moses Carey stepped
back from his role as a public official
Thursday night to convince his audi
ence of about 15 black male students
that they could play important roles in
the future of American government.
The talk was scheduled as part of a
celebration commemorating the found
ing of the University's Mu Zeta chapter
of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Carey
was one of the founders of the Mu Zeta
chapter on campus.
Carey encouraged the participation
of blacks in politics because the recent
elections revealed a trend toward greater
black representation in government at
the national, state and local levels.
"You've got a lot at stake for the next
50 years, so I encourage you to stay
involved," he said. "You can. You have
in the past."
The November elections were deci
sive in securing political and economic
progress for blacks, Carey said.
"I'mreal impressed and excited about
the future of politics in our country," he
Young people had a profound impact
on national and local elections, he said,
adding that he thought the activism of
the 1960s was returning.
"When people realize the high qual
ity of work the BCC does, it sells itself,"
The BCC released the first issue of its
literary magazine, "sauti mpya,"
When the chancellor' s working group
invited the BCC Advisory Board to
help plan a new cultural center, some
proponents of a free-standing BCC ques
tioned how effective the cooperative
effort would be.
Crawford credited Richard
McCormick, provost and working
group chairman, and members of the
two groups for the establishment of a
harmonious working relationship.
a letter thanking him for the review and
promising that it would be included in
Ferguson's file. Balthrop's letter to
Edwards, obtained Thursday by the
DTH, thanks the Northwestern profes
sor and assures him that his comments
were reviewed by the UNC committee.
Balthrop did not inform Edwards that
his review had been destroyed.
Although Ferguson did have five
positive reviews in his personnel file,
the Edwards letter was the only one that
made a case for creative research being
an important part of speech communi
"When I was hired, my contract stipu
Bradsher improperly used Quail Roost
facilities for her daughter's Jan. 4 re
ception, had Quail Roost employees
prepare and serve food and clean up
afterward, and failed to notify UNC
officials when she used the facilities.
Bradsher served as the full-time
manager and was required to be on call
24 hours a day. She lived on the site and,
up until this spring, was entitled to use
of Quail Roost grounds for personal
reasons "within reason," according to
Bradsher also kept several cows and
horses on the site, located in Durham
County just north of the Orange County
border, but earlier this year UNC ad
ministrators told her to move the ani
mals. Bradsher contends that, according to
"I see the pen
up again with
young people feel
ing their vote can
make a difference
and it can," he said.
Carey was re
elected for his
third term as a
aware of the fact that when I run for
Orange County commissioner . . . (I'm)
standing on the shoulders of people
who' ve risked some their lives for
me to be where I am today," Carey said.
Carey added that he thought he at
tracted a broad group of voters because
he understood the county's tendency
toward degree-consciousness. He said
he thought his law degree and his long
standing county residency were impor
tant qualifications in voters' eyes.
Carey said he began his political cam
paigns long before other candidates to
learn about the voters and to understand
what appealed to them.
"Whites can jump in a race at the last
minute and get elected," he said. "Blacks
can not jump in the race at the last
minute and get elected."
Carey said he had to attract all voters
in his campaigns for county office be
cause out of a county population of
about 94,000, only about 12,000 resi
dents were black.
"I couldn't get elected without a
whole lot of white votes," he said. "I
firmly believe it has helped me to be a
Indian Circle members
vow to continue struggle
By James Lewis
Members of the Carolina Indian
Circle said at a Thursday meeting that
they would consider protesting if the
University did not make progress ten
ward hiring a Native-American fac
ulty member by mid-February. '
About 25 Carolina Indian Circle
members crowded into a small Cam
pus Y lounge Thursday night to dis
cuss recent talks with Provost Rich
ard McCormick about recruiting Native-American
Carolina Indian Circle President
Reynolds, 527.3 million by a federal
judge after a two-year legal battle with
the International Amateur Athletic Fed
eration. The IAAF had bannedthe 400
meter record holder from competition
after Reynolds tested positive for ana
bolic steroids, which he denied taking.
VICTORIOUS: The N.C. State bas
ketball team, downing UNC-Asheville
72-69 Thursday niehtat ReynoldsColi-
seum. State evened its record at 1-1.
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lated that a majority of my work would
involve major projects or other forms of
creative research," Ferguson said. "The
Edwards review was the only one that ."
really addressed the merits of creative
research and its importance."
Ferguson took the case to Birdsall,
Balthrop's superior, and requested an- .
other hearing and a new committee. ,
Birdsall granted the second tenure hear- .
ing but didn't change the advisory com
mittee, which still included Balthrop
"I felt like I was being put back
See FERGUSON, page 2
the contract she signed in 1988, she was;
allowed to use the property for her;
daughter's reception. She said that she;
didn't do anything wrong and that even ;
if UNC officials objected to the use, she ;
did not try to hide the reception from,
"Quail Roost was my home," she;
said. "The Quail Roost kitchen was my ;
kitchen. It was my home and my;
daughter's home." ;
Last March, Susan Anderson, man-;
ager of small enterprises for the Depart-;
ment of Auxiliary Services and'
Bradsher' s direct superior, authored a
revised management policy for Quail
Roost. According to the new policy,
Bradsher was denied use of Quail Roost
See GRIEVANCE, page 4
black candidate in this county, but that' s
not the case everywhere in the state."
Future black leaders cannot compro
mise their beliefs to get elected even
though appealing to a wide range of
voters sometimes is necessary, he said.
"You can't forsake what appeals to
(the black community) for the larger
community," Carey said.
Carey added that it was crucial fof
leaders to try to build consensus by
merging the disparity of opinions be
tween blacks and whites. ;
"One thing I've realized is this com;
munity and in other communities in the
South in the 1970s ... we're caught up
in striving for civil rights and integral
tion, and that galvanized people to strive
for a common goal," Carey said.
"And then something changed. Some
people who were involved thought we
had arrived. We have not yet learned to
live with what we strived to get. I don't
think we' ve arrived yet. Political power
is fleeting," he added.
Black participation in politics has
only represented a "short blip" in politi
cal history, he said.
"We've been at this political thing
for 30 years," Carey said. "That's really
only one generation."
Carey said that when he was elected
as the chairman county commissioners,
the only other county in North Carolina
with a black chairman was Durham
County. About 10 percent of the state's
counties now have black chairmen.
"This whole country is changing,"
Carey said. "I think white candidates,
not only black candidates, are going to
have to change their strategies."
Kenric Maynor, a junior from
Lumberton, and member Glenn
Locklear, a junior from Laurinburg,
met with McCormick Tuesday to dis
cuss Native-American concerns at the
University. The group has requested
that the University hire a Native
American faculty member.
:i Maynor said that the meeting was
helpful but that the group would have
to be persistent to persuade the ad
ministration to hire more Native
"Glenn and I feel better because we
See INDIANS, page 7 '