The East Carolinian, June 26, 1980

atfjc iEaat Carolinian
Vol. 54 No. 62
6 Pages
Thursday, June 26, 1980
(�reenville. N.C
( iri-ulation 5,(MM)
AD Candidates Visit Campus During Week
Vftei receiving 65 applications for the
job ol athletic director, the ECl Athletic
Search c ommittee has narrowed the choice
down to a list ol a tow men.
I out candidates tor the AD position
began arriving in Greenville this week for
separate, wo a visits during which they
have been scheduled to attend numerous
meetings and interviews with the ECU
sports community and university, officials
. he ! oui at e
�Mi Max Urick, assistant athletic direc
tor at Iowa State I niversity since 19T4. In
Wins First
Class Rate
I as! c atolmian has received
a I irst c lass rating from the
As d Collegiate PressACP)
spring semester, 1980. 1 he last
he campus newspaper received
a lust c lass iating was in fall
semest i I9"T4.
I he I n si i lass rating also includ-
ed marks ol distinction in three
areas: editorial leadership and opi-
nion teatnres. physical appearance
communication, and
ph . aJ use ol graphics.
�nal critical service ol
Ac P is conducted at the University
ol Minnesota School ol Journalism.
' Ml me iean rating, the highest
101 offered by the c P. has only
;i awarded once to an I Cl stu-
dent paper, when the I ountamhead
' he spi ing ol lsT4.
' I he I ast C ai olmian is a bright
and professional package said "the
- wi his summary comments.
1 he tw i issues submitted tor
Igemeni were the March 6 and the
March 20 editions.
I Tik on: new format and style
that was a result ot the new equip
mem had a lot to do with two of
those marks ot distinction said
Richard Green, general manager o
! ho 1 : olmian. Since January
1980, 1 he 1 ast Carolinian has been
th its now computer
typesetting s stem.
Now that we've gotten used to
mputers, I think we arc doing
-o in the way ot quality in con-
1 predict an All American
least one semester next
addition to his administrative work at
Iowa State, Urick has had coaching e
perience at other schools, including the
U.S. Military Academy at West Point,
Ohio State University and Duke Universi-
�Dr. Howard Hohman, until recently
the athletic director at the I niversity ot
1 ouisville, whose basketball team won the
NCAA national title this year. Hohman
has also administered and coached
athletics at Indiana University
(Bloomington) and Western Illinois
University (Macomb). While Hohman was
AI) at Louisville, several attendance
records lor basketball and football were
�Dr. lames (). West, associate director
ot athletic programs at the University of
Virginia. West received his undergraduate
and graduate degrees from the University
ot Virginia in education, with a major con-
centration in physical education. Since
1961. he ha- been head coach ot the UV
baseball team.
�Dr. Kenneth Kan, chairman ot the
Department of Athletics at San Diego
State University, from 1969 to 19s�. Karr
was SDSl' athletics director. He has also
administered sports and physical education
programs at the University ot Arizona.
and was an assistant football coach at
Wake forest University from 1964 until
Although one ot these tour candidate?
will likely be chosen in the coming weeks.
an ECU administrative spokesman
Wednesday that the Athletic Search c om-
mittee could choose someone else.
"I ihmk it speaks very well tor 1
Carolina University that we have received
so many applications from people in major
sports programs around the country
spokesman said
I he final decision
Vice Chancellor Gives OK
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Trip Authorized
Without Consent
A June 12 trip to Swan Quartei
assistant station manager ot WZMB, I
Killingsworth, and former advisor to the
tion, Carlton Ben, was made without St
Manager John Jeter's approval and viola
N.C . State 1 ravel Regulations.
According to Jeter. Vice Chancellor I
Student Lite Elmer Meyer asked Jetei I I
was interested in the Corporation foi Pul
Broadcasting (CPB) Workshop in Swan
Quarter at least two weeks prior to the t:
Jeter told Meyer that lie had aclassconl cl
and would not be able to attend
workshop. Jeter told I he last Carolii
that he did not want to authorize the
because WZMB is not eligible tor c PB fun-
ding and. it it were, students would lose con-
trol of the station's programming.
Meyer then called James Rees. head of the
Broadcasting Program, and asked it kecs
nm.uJU Ifkc tv. attend the workshop. rCo s,o
he could not go but that Ben would he a
to go.
Jeter said that he did not tell Killingswortl
about the workshop and that Ben evidei
told her about it.
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Rainy Day, No Blues
Registration day for the second summer ses-
sion was dampened when an early morning
drizzle began to fall Wednesday. But like this
student, there still may be something for
everyone to smile about: finals for the first
half of summer school are
weather forecasts indicate a
coming up.
over now. and
sunny weekend
Without the authority to do
ingsworth wrote a requisition tor
which requested student funds to
Ben's travel expenses, fh
approved by Media Board Chairperson Beth
Hignite, but it was not processed bv trie Stu-
dent I-und Accounting Office because there
o, Kill-
pay tor
c requisition, was
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her expei ses
requt nsft
item, rhc M
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Largest Organization Of Its Kind Ever
Sjlmnjl I 111 jrnui- K. pill,
I wo student lobby groups have
form what is being called
irgest college student associa-
ver established.
1 ht ird ol directors ol the
rn Student federation voted
to merge its 60 member
ls with the American Student
it ion. a student lobby group
h about 425 members. The new
SA will hold Us first convention
luly 2 29 in Washington, D.C. to
' new dues tors.
Both ASA and former AS!
leaders are predicting the new group
will have substantially increased
lobbying power because oi its size.
'This means we will really have a
united student movement says
SA's lom Duffy. "And we'll be
concentrating on issues that directly
affect students
Both the AS! and ASA are
recently formed splinter groups of
the old National Student Associa-
tion, now the United States Student
Association. "We broke away
because we wanted to deal with
educational goals only says Gary
Davidson of ASF. Davidson and
Duffy both maintain that the USSA
is not adequately representing
students and has taken divisive
stands on non-education political
Duffy says the new ASA is aiming
for a base membership o 1.000 and
predicts that membership will be at
600 by this summer's convention.
ASA membership requires a vote
lor affiliation by a student govern-
ment and a $50 two-year member-
ship fee. I he organization also
raises funds by soliciting govern-
ment, foundation and corporation
donations and through commercial
ventures such as a film-video rental
I he goals ol the new group, savs
Duffy, will be to �'try to have an im-
pact on higher education pohev
from a student's point ot view" and
to provide member schools with
practical information and services.
rhe success of the group, adds
Davidson, will depend on its ability
to build a communication network
between the national headquarters
and member campuses so we can
mobilize students and student
governments at appropriate times �
that's an elementary rule of pressure
A CSS A spokesman says the new
Look Who Came To Dinner
Do birds have a cannabalistic streak? Richard Green,
general manager of The Fast Carolinian, caught these
birds feasting on a piece of fried ehieken in the parking
lot of the Greenville Post Office last week. A
photographer for the last nine years, Richard admits
that this is one of the oddest subjects he's ever shot.
ASA is -lot viewed as a major com-
petition tor his group, despite its
sie. I he USSA has a fulltime lob-
In ist. which the ASA lacks, and is
already working daily with those
who shape educational policy, he
savs. About 250 schools currently
belong to the USSA, says the
spokesman, along with 26 statewide
student associations.
BUC Still
When the 1979 Bucanneer budget
was being planned. Editor Craig
Sahli wanted to make sure that
everyone who wanted a copy would
be able to get one. Although the
normal press runs for prev ious vear-
books numbered about 5,OCX), he
asked for funds to print 7,000.
When the 1979 edition arrived on
campus, about 5,000 of them were
picked up in two weeks. But Sahli
still has 700 copies on hand.
"The problem is that about 2,500
seniors graduated and a lot of them
left town. When the book came out
in September, they just weren't
around to pick them up, or they
forgot about it said Sahli.
The Bucanneer staff tried to
remedy 'hat problem last week by
sending out letters to 2,000 seniors
who did not receive their yearbooks.
Since then, over 100 former students
have come by to get the book. Sahli
believes that many of these
graduates live in Greenville, and
that others who live out of town will
get their books when they visit
Greenville again.
Students lined up when the Buccaneer first came out. but editor Craig
Sahli is still trying to distribute the 7(H) copies left on hand this vear.
The Bucanneer is paid for from
student funds that go to the media
board. Theoretically, every student
may get one. but experience has
shown that demand for them does
not exceed five to six thousand.
The 1979 edition of the yearbook
was the first to be produced at ECl
since 1976. In that year, the highest
number of copies ever, 7,500. was
printed. According to Sahli, 1,300
of those books have not been
Of all the students at ECU, Sahli
said that seniors should get prioiity
in getting a yearbook. "But
freshmen and sophomores pay just
as much for them as seniors, so the
only way 1 know to do it is on a
first-serve basis he
Students who have not gotten a
copy of the yearbook may pick one
up in the office of the Bucanneer.
located in the publications building
across from Joyner Librarv. said
On The Inside
Campus Forum 4
Mothers Finest5
Southern Ideal s

Announcement Donations For Charities By Teetotaling
Students who intend to apply for
admission to major in Social
Work, Law Enforcement, or Cor
rections in the Fall Semester
should submit an application as
soon as possible and make an ap
pomtment for an interview during
the summer Students who are in
the second semester ot the
sophomore year or first semester
ot the lunior year who meet the
minimum requirements are eligi
ble to apply Applications may be
obtained in 312 Allied Health
Building For more information
call 7S7 6961
Co Op
The Co op Office, 313 Rawl
Building, 757 6979, is looking for
students who may be interested in
tall 1980 or spring 1981 Co op posi
tions These positions are salaried
and are for undergraduate (U)
and or graduate (G) students
U) Personnel Divi
sion personnel mgt
interesttyping re
quired (U)
Smithsonian Institution,
Washington, DC.
writing, music, art,
audiovisual, biology
and history majors
ECU Baseball
The ECU baseball team will meet
UNC Wilmington tonight at 7 30 at
Harrington Field. The next home
game will be Tuesday, July I. at
730, when Pirates face NC
Wesleyan Admission for students
is free
are asked not to drink hours of not drinking,
any alcohol and to con- The organizing corn-
tribute the money they mittee's goal is to sign
would have spent on Up half of the student
booze to a campus fund body,
for special education
July 4th
u s
Dept of Agriculture,
Washington DC
nutrition and accoun
ting (U)
Forest Service, Personnel.
Asheville, N C in
terest m personnel
management writing
skills desired lU)
NASA Washington, DC , Interna
tional Affairs Divi
sic i interest in inter
national affairs (G or
Coupon Club
The Greenville Coupon Club has
recently been formed. Students,
homemakers and any interested
persons are invited to join The
purpose ot the club is to help
members cut down on the high
price of food and household goods
It will meet regularly to swap in
formation on the best bargains in
town, to share ways of saving
money in the home, and to ex
change magazine and newspaper
tood coupons There is no cost to
join Meetings will be held every
other Tuesday night at 7:00 p m
For more information, call Ellen
Freyman at 756 2553
The Greenville Jaycees July 4th
Celebration will be held next Fri
day from 10 00 am. to 1200 noon
in Downtown Greenville at the
Corner of Reid and Third Streets
Afternoon activities and evening
fireworks will be at Ficklen
Stadium and the ECU football
practice field. Activities include
water show on the river, karate
demonstration by Bill McDonald;
Blue Grass bands, barber shop
quartet. Canoe Race, games and
booths of all types for kids of all
ages, band to perform Friday
evening and fireworks at 9 00 p m '
This will be the largest fireworks
display in the state on July 4th
National On t ampin Hrport
University of
students are raising
money for local
charities, improving
their image -in the com-
munity and drawing at- are working on the pro-
tention to a growing ject. A week before
campus problem all in "Dry Wednesday
one day. over 36 Percent �f tne
They've organized student body had sign-
"Dry Wednesday a ed petitions pledging
programs at Duluth.
More than 500 students
Dry Wednesday
festivities will include a
charity basketball game
between a Minnesota
Vikings team and a
group of sportscasters
and faculty members,
to be followed by a
10-cent soda and
20-cent hot dogs.
Economics instructor
Barry Slavsky started
the project to draw at-
tention to a growing
alcohol abuse problem
on campus. Slavsky,
who conducted a
similar event at the Un-
viersity of Wisconsin-
Whitewater a year ago.
says he doesn't think
Dry Wednesday will
convince students with
Discount Day
Fridays are savings days at
Mendenhall Student Center
Prices are 'j OFF every Friday
from I p m until 4 p.m for bowl
ing, billiards and table tennis
Make Friday your day to save and
have fun too with "Discount Day"
at Mendenhall.
Video Game
"Asteroids" is here The hottest
new video game is on campus for
you Come over to Mendenhall.
take a break from the heat and
test your space fighting ability
Mendenhall's summer hours are
8 30 a.m 11:00 pm Monday, and
8 30 am 5 00 p.m Tuesday
day on which students their participation in 24 "dry dance featuring
Computer Can Help
serious drinking pro-
blems to stop or
moderate their drink-
ing. "But 1 think for a
while it raises the
alcohol problem into
the students' con-
sciousness he says.
"And here, it has done
something positive for
the community. 1 want
the people of Duluth to
know that we've got
good kids on this cam-
pus who are willing to
work for something
like this. They're the
kind of students thai
never get any atten-
Following the
students' lead, the
mavor of Duluth pro-
claimed Dry Wednes-
day for the city as well,
encouraging citizens to
go 24 hours without
alcohol and to attend
the charitv basketball
New Veterans Benefit
Plan Begins This Year
1 his year for the first
time, students who
have been in the
military and who apply
for basic grants may-
have access to new
veterans benefits under
the Post Vietnam Era
Veterans Educational
Assistance Program,
referred to as VA Con-
tributory Benefits.
Under these benefits,
the recipient con-
tributes a certain
amount of money, and
the Veterans Ad-
ministration matches
College Notes
From The National On Carvpus Report
the funds with $2 for
each $1 the participant
contributes. For exam-
ple, for each $50 a reci-
pient contributes, VA
will contribute $100.
Participants in this pro-
gram contribute bet-
ween $50 and $75 per
month during their
military service for a
maximum of $2,700.
When the participants
attend school, they
receive each month the
average amount they
contributed per month
while in the service plus
the matching portion of
that amount from VA.
Therefore, the max-
See New, Page 3
News I liilnr
If you're working on
a term paper or a
research project, and
you have a few dollars
to spare, Herminal can
Herminal is the name
jokingly given to a
computer terminal in
Joyner Library that is
hooked up to a vast
listing of research
sources in dozens of
topic areas. For a fee
that usually ranges bet-
ween five and eight
dollars, reference
librarian Ralph Scott
will punch in a com-
mand for the central
computer, located in
California, to give you
a print-out of sources
in your particular
research area.
Since there are hun-
dreds of thousands of
sources in the com-
puter, the research
topics may be fairly
specific. But
beforehand, Scott must
A WRITE-IN CANDIDATE for president of the
North Texas State U. student government cam-
paigned bv purchasing votes with 5$ checks. The
student received 24 votes in his joking ettort to
create an "NT political machine The election
director admitted the NTSU election code con-
tains,no provisions against buying votes.
other, a group of New York U. sociology students
learned. The students were assigned to survey
their colleaeues in other classes to see how many
were willing to share notes and other information
about a "missed" class. Seventy percent were
willing to share notes, they found, while 72 per-
cent supplied information on a missing assign-
ment. Only 3 percent incorrectly said no assign-
ment had been given during the missed class ses-
USE OF DRUGS other than marijuana is not as
popular with voung people as some might think,
according to a national survey by U. of Michigan
researchers. Over three-fourths of the high school
seniors questioned disapproved of experimenting
with all drugs other than marijuana, and over 90
percent were against regular use of such drugs.
Nearly 70 percent disapproved of regular mari-
juana use, and 34 percent didn't even favor ex-
perimenting with pot.
ENROLL MENT at state universities rose 1.9 per-
cent in the fall of 1979, according to the National
Association of State Universities and Land-Grant
Colleges. Female enrollment outpaced male
enrollmenta t all levels, while the number of first-
time freshmen rose 4.7 percent over 1978
Undergraduate enrollment rose 2.6 percent, and
graduate enrollment dropped 0.6 percent.
SAVING ENERGY is the focus of competition
among students at nine independent colleges and
universities in Washington state. In a project in-
haled bv the Washington Independent Student A change of semester or session often means a
Consortium (W1SC) and funded by a $12,000 change in room. For one man's humorous v.ew
state urant students compete to reduce energy 0f what life with roommates can be like, see
consumption on their campuses by 20 percent. David Norris's article in Matures.
know exactly what
you're looking for so
that he can find the ap-
propriate commands to
give the computer.
However, the research
topics are limited to
certain fields of study.
Most of the 90 data
bases in the computer
are in the areas of
science, applied science
and technology,
humanities, social
sciences, business and
Eight of the data
bases provide sources
in chemistry, physics,
biology and a number
of specialized areas
such as meteorology.
Thirteen data bases
deal with business and
economics, including
national and interna-
tional statistics and a
market abstracting ser-
An engineering index
supplies sources in
eighteen specialized
areas, and eleven other
data bases cover the
fields of education,
psychology, sociology,
public administration,
art and history.
"The key to suc-
cessful computer sear-
ches is settling on a
topic that's not too
broad, but not too
limited said Scott.
Ralph Scott sits before "Herminal the com-
puter terminal that aids students in finding
research sources.
He explained that part
of his role is to help the
student find the right
question to ask Her-
"If you asked it to
give you a print-out on
psychology, for in-
stance, it would cost a
fortune and you'd be
here for hours Scott
explained that the sear-
ches are billed accor-
ding to the time the
computer uses. The
rates range between $45
and $70 per computer-
hour, depending on the
data base, but most
searches only take a
few minutes. It also
costs eight to twenty
cents for each print-out
page that is used, he
Scott finds a way to
narrow down the sub-
ject matter to an affor-
dable level, while still
providing the sources
the student needs. And
if it turns out that the
search is running longer
than expected, he can
always stop it.
If you would
do a computer search
on a topic, you should
go to the reference desk
in Jovner Library.
Moving In
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JUNE 26, 1980

Project Earns 'A But Lands Maker In Jail
t hartultr HWr(r M�ff Writer
Tony Peacock's class
project won him an
"A" at UNCC but
trouble at the county-
The story begins with
Peacock, 21, deciding
to build a computerized
slot machine as a senior
project. Peacock, a
1980 engineering
graduate, got an "A"
and an award from the
local chapter of the In-
stitute for Electrical
and Electronic
Engineers for his work.
But on the night of
Ma 12. Peacock went
to pick up his $25 prize
and show his slot
machine to the club at
the S&W Cafeteria on
Park Road.
First he stopped for a
10-minute visit with his
girlfriend, Maureen
Boler, in the Middle
Plantation Apartments
on Eastcrest Drive off
Central Avenue.
When he stepped
back out, two police
cars had him blocked in
and a policeman was
peering in his car win-
Mike Maxwell, an
off-duty police dispat-
cher, had spotted the
machine and called the
It's illegal in North
Carolina to transport,
own, possess, store,
keep, rent, lease, give
away or permit the
operation of a slot
"It's illegal to do
anything but think
about a slot machine
said Mike Allen,
Peacock's engineering
professor. "And the
only reason that's not
illegal is that they can't
prove it
The misdemeanor
charge carries a
minimum fine of $200
and at least 30 days in
jail. Just sliding a
quarter into a slot
machine can draw a
minimum fine of $10.
Officer J.A.
Smallridge took
Peacock to the
magistrate at the
Mecklenburg County
Jail and confiscated the
slot machine and $7.25
in quarters used for
demonstration pur-
Meanwhile, at the
dinner meeting, club
members were beginn-
ing to wonder where
Peacock was. Then an
anxious cafeteria
employee rushed in to
say Peacock was on the
phone and would talk
to anyone.
Allen went to the
phone. "I asked
'What's up? Allen
said. "And he said, 'I
am � for 2-20 years
Peacock, who starts
next week as a junior
engineer for Duke
Power, said at first he
thought the whole to-
do over the harmless
machine was funny.
Up until they set
the court date he
said. "Then it wasn't
With the help of
UNCC officials,
though, the case was
dismissed May 28,
without Peacock's hav-
ing to go to court. And,
with a letter certifying
the machine was a class
project, Peacock pick-
ed it up June 7.
The machine is now
on display in Peacock's
room in his home in
Incoming Freshmen Visit
Mary Anne
� special
wt� ratios the ntmin
Hundreds of incom-
ing freshmen have
visited the ECU cam-
pus in the last few
weeks, preparing tor
their first semester of
college through the an-
nual orientation ses-
Three sessions have
alreach been held this
summer, with three
more scheduled. Accor-
ding to JankN Mallory,
dean of men, more
than 3.000 high school
graduates and transfer
students will take part
in the orientation ac-
The sessions begin on
Sunday and end on
Tuesday. The students
take a battery of place-
ment tests in math,
foreign language,
English, chemistry,
music or home
economics. They also
receive a minimal
amount of career
counseling and are in-
troduced to residence-
hall life.
The sessions are not
mandatory, but Dean
Maliory said the
university encourages
"The orientation
program benefits the
students and the
university by allowing
them to pre-register
before the fall semester
begins said Mallory.
"It's tough for them to
get the schedule they
want without it
Fourteen ECU
seniors and graduate
students work as guides
to the orientation
classes. The guides also
spend the night with the
new students in the
residence halls. Male
students stay in Aycock
dormitory, and the
females stav in Tvler.
According to
Mallory, the guides are
a key part of the pro-
gram because the in-
coming students feel
they can talk freely
with them about cam-
pus life.
Break Time
Josh Fletcher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Flet- demands of studying at an ebb, predictions of a
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Assistance Plan
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June 26, 1980
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CPB Trip
A Wasti' Of Time And Money
Vice Chancelloi Elmer Me
recently authorized a trip to Hyde
County. The trip, which vvj
Corporation for Public Broa
casting (CPB) Expansion
Workshop, is nol only
tionable, but the travel procedures
are in question as well.
Meyer said he felt he sh nd
a university representative since this
workshop was the only one
kind in eastern North Carolina. !
a part of the universit) s "mi
in eastern North, Carolina that i e I
have representatives at th
ference, Meyer said. Meyei nol
elaborate on exact!
"mission" of the univei
do with a workshop that d ith
the expansion of the CPB
good reason.
The CPB Expansion W op
really had nothing do
university's mission. In
accepted by CPB and to ;
CPB grants, a station m
other criteria, have five
professionals to ru
WZMB, the student stat
plans for hiring
since it would mean lh
nl 1
Jeter, WZMB station n
fact, when Jeter was aske
Meyer to attend the conference
said that he felt there was n
for WZMB attending a �
that dealt with a subject thai
WZMB had no intention of nursu-
Si nee Meyei said
has no intentions �
FCC for its own license, wl
he want to send the former advisor
and a representative of WZMB?
Meyer maintains that although
workshop dealt with CPB, i
eluded other matters thai would be
of importance to Eastarolin;
truth is, alter studvina lb
meeting agenda, one sees that the
two-day conference was dominated
� PB. Although there were other
Items on the agenda, the primary
reason for the conference dealt with
I PB. The workshop, therefore, was
a waste of tune and money for the
univei sity.
s if the very reason for going on
the trip weren't enough, Meyer
violated state travel regulations.
on Benz, the university
representative at the workshop,
ne filled out the required
'Petition to Travel He attended
the conference and returned with
p: in order to be reimbursed.
Meyei maintained that a petition
been filled out and processed,
and he should have known because
he would have signed it. There was
i petition on file � only the reim-
rsment that he signed when Benz
turned. Clearly, Meyer violated
hi 12 page state travel regulations.
Another and perhaps more
rious question is why, if Jeter
: ;ed the trip unnecessary, did
ide the wishes of the
anager? As early as
1978, both Chancellor
i !ewer and Associate Dean
ol Student Activities Rudolph Alex-
ander expressed the need for a full-
time professional station manager.
all indent organizations,
students mould determine the pro-
per cejuisc lot that organization, if
ions were indeed in
merest o the station, then
should have allowed those in-
d to determine whether anyone
should go to the workshop.
the integrity of student
� ganizations is to be maintained,
Ml SI be allowed to make
ions, even if they make deci-
thal the vice chancellor for
I 'in life doesn't like.
Student Calls For Letters, Criticism
Your call for more participation by
the student body and staff in "letters to
the editor" (June 12 edition) was well-
timed. The editorial page offers the op-
portunity to present views and opinions
in an uncensored forum, and I, like
many others, have been negligent. The
vehicle to convey our ideas and
criticisms is available; 1 intend to par-
ticipate more often and to encourage my
friends to do so.
I would also like to commend the
editorial staff for their fair and even-
tempered presentation of differing
History Department
Students Need Books, Too
In the past year, 1 have encountered
several instances in which 1 was not able
to obtain a book from Joyner Library
because the book in question was signed
out to a faculty member. In each in-
stance, the librarian told me that they
could place a call on the book in ques-
tion, notifying the faculty member that
someone else needed the book.
So far, their efforts have been unsuc-
I can understand that faculty
members often need access to a book for
longer than the standard check-out
period. However, 1 cannot understand
why the library can't establish some
system of recall which would make these
books accessible to the student body.
The last time I tried having a book
called in from a faculty member, I told
the librarian that I had not been suc-
cessful in the past with other books. She
agreed that it was a problem but added
that it was the only thing they could do.
Somehow, this is beginning to seem
like just another instance in which
students' needs are on the bottom of the
list at ECU.
Let me emphasize that this is not a
criticism of the library or the library
staff. 1 have found them to be excep-
tionally helpful and cooperative.
However, the faculty book loan system
simply isn't fair to students. Cant
something be done to change it?
Graduate Student
Psychology Department
Forum Rules
The East Carolinian welcomes letters
expressing all points of view. Mail or
drop them by our office in the Old South
Building, across from the library.
Letters must include the name, major
and classification, address, phone
number and signature of the authortsi.
Letters should be limited to three
typewritten pages, double-spaced, or
neatly printed. All letters are subject to
editing for brevity, obcenity and libel.
Letters by the same author are limited to
one each 30 days (14 during summer ses-
Personal attacks will not be permit-
Ignoring First Amendment Rights
Authorities Need History Lessons
ECU Students Second, Again
In the journalism of legend, freedom of
the press is secured by crusty editors at
great metropolitan newspapers who go up
against the forces of evil and succeed, by
sheer force of will, in preserving the peo-
ple's right to know. Sometimes, something
like that actually happens, as when the
New York Times published the Pentagon
Papers and the Washington Post pried
loose the lid on Watergate. More often
than not, however, it is small, little-known
media that serve in the front lines of press
freedom battles.
Last year, The Progressive became the
first victim of judicial prior restraint in
American history when the magazine was
prevented, for several months, from
publishing publicly available information
on the hydrogen bomb. Two years ago, a
college newspaper, the Stanford Daily,
fought and lost an important case before
the Supreme Court when the Burger
brethren ruled that police may search a
newsroom if they believe a media outlet
i infdrtffatto'h that can rfeTp authorities
solve a crime.
Now, another small publication, the
monthly Flint (Michigan) Voice, is on the
firing line. On May 15, the Voice's printer
was forced to surrender files containing in-
formation about the paper to local police,
who arrived at the printer's office with a
search warrant. Flint police claim, a la the
Stanford decision, that they needed the
files to look for evidence of a crime; the
Voice counters that the seizure of its files
violated the paper's right to publish freely.
The result is a legal clash that, whatever
the outcome, reaches far beyond the city
limits of Flint.
The Flint Voice, a free community paper
with a circulation of 10,000, plans to file a
massive lawsuit this July in retaliation for
the police raid. In the meantime, according
to Voice co-editor Michael Moore, the
paper has sued to keep police from sear-
ching the offices of the paper itself.
"The cops are saying that they probably
wouldn't have searched our offices
because of the constitutional issues involv-
ed Moore said in a telephone interview.
"But our point is that it doesn't matter
where the files are or where our press is.
Are we any less covered by the First
Amendment simply because we're in a cer-
tain economic status that doesn't allow us
to do our own printing?"
The Flint police search was the first since
the Stanford decision in 1978. If the search
is upheld in the courts, it will broaden
police powers even more and have a chill-
ing effect on American media. An adverse
decision could also go a long way toward
silencing tne Voice, an excellent muckrak-
ing paper that has consistently scooped the
daily Flint Journal with stories on
municipal corruption.
It was one of those stories that triggered
rne1 present effsis. In Its ScptemWfm?
issue, the Voice charged that seven city
workers employed under the federal Com-
prehensive Employment Training Act
(CETA) were forced to donate time and
money to Flint Mayor James Rutherford's
reelection campaign. The Voice's charges
were confirmed in an independent study by
the city' ombudsman, Joseph Dupcza.
The Voice obtained an advance copy of
Dupcza's report � from whom, Moore
isn't saying � and printed it in the paper's
November 1979 issue, only hours before
the report was set to be made public.
Leaking official documents is a misde-
meanor under the Flint city charter. Deter-
mined to find out who gave the om-
budsman's report to the Voice, Flint police
twice asked Voice printer Ben Myers to
turn over his files on the paper's Novembe-
issue � files that would presumably tell
police the exact time the paper went to
press, helping to narrow the number of
persons at City Hall who had access to the
report at that time. When Myers ret used.
the police got their search warrant
Despite the CETA controversy. James
Rutherford � who was Flint's police chie!
before becoming mayor � was redected,
and no formal charges have been tiled
against him. (Pressing CETA workers into
political service is a violation of the federal
Hatch Act and the CETA Act.) Instead,
the Flint Voice has been forced into court
to wage what promises to be a long, com
plex and expensive fight.
Fortunately for the Voice, the American
Civil Liberties Union has agreed to lake
the paper's case, and additional support
has been forthcoming from the Reporter's
Committee for Freedom of the Press and
the American Society of Newspaper
ironiealijs theF&i Amendment wa
esTabrTsnetfro pfevnTprecisefy this kind of
abridgement of press freedom. Sav
Moore, "The British often went in be
the Revolutionary War and seized printing
records from a printing office to see who
was printing a paper and what time thev
would be in to pick up the paper " Some
history lessons, it appears, must be forever
underscored for police and politicians
David Armstrong, author of ' 'Amerk i
Journal is a columnist for college
Any student who has a �
for a student organization
pus probably knows what can 1
pen if someone makes a mis on
the monthly payroll you gel
instead of $80. or no pa at all.
Then you have to wail an entire
month to get the money, thai is, it
you don't starve to death.
It would seem easy enough for the
Student Fund Accounting Office
simply to write out a check to keep
you from living without electricity
for a week or two, but that's not the
ease; however, if you are a faculty
or staff member, it's no problem. If
a mistake is made on their
paychecks, the situation is remedied
almost immediately.
hy faculty and staff and not
students'? Everyone has bills to pay,
but students just don't get the same
deration as full-time university
employees. This is another blatant
example of students coming second
veryone else.
Ol course the Student Fund Ac-
hunting Office must follow certain
vedures in making out the
payrolls, but there should be an
emergency fund to pay students
when a mistake is made. If it's
possible for faculty and staff
members, then it's possible for
Record Shows Reagan Not As Far Right As Many Believe
Ronald Reagan will probably be
the next president of the United
�Jimmy 'The
Greek Snjfder
June 14, 19 SO.
Durham, N.C.
For many, the choice between
Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter is
an abominable one, yet one that
they feel compelled to make. few
realize that this year's election
features one of the most impressive
choices of "third party" candidates
in modern history. In all likelihood,
these alternative choices will succeed
in giving Ronald Reagan the office
which he has long pursued.
The thought of Ronald Reagan a
president used to send shivers up my
spine. A joke comes to mind
"What is flat, sandy, and glows in
the dark? Iran, 24 hours after
Reagan is president The fear of
"Reaean the Warlord" is frightful,
T. V � . � '
but " anet the Incompetent" is
ccn more devastating.
I hough being a faithful
Democrat until recently. 1 could not
in good conscience vote for Jimmy
Carter. He is an inept, inconsistent
president who has created the most
serious international situation in a
long time. Now he threatens to
divide us further by reinstating draft
registration to make up for his
fallacies in foreign policy and in-
ability to deal effectively with the
energy crisis.
Carter has made pawns out of the
hostages and the American people
by shrouding himself in the
American flag and refusing to ac-
cepi the responsibility for the terri-
ble conditions his administration
has created. He has stolen the
Democratic nomination by using his
office to make administrative
decrees and public announcements
w inch almost perfectly coincide with
the various state primaries. He and
his Georgia Mafia have villified he
American political system by robb-
ing his Democratic opponent of the

opportunity for equal representa-
tion in the process. Despite all of
Carter's political manipulations,
Reagan will probably spoil his plans
for reelection.
That might not be quite as bad as
it seems. Reagan may be the cham-
pion of one liners like,
"Unemployment insurance is a
prepaid vacation for freeloaders
but he may not be the right-wing
fascist that some think he is. In fact,
Michael Calabrese, an associate of
Ralph Nader, has published a
lengthy analysis of Reagan's record,
Reagan on Reagan � The Rewriting
of History, which reveals that
behind the bandwagon of conser-
vative rhetoric there just might be a
moderate. Yes, underneath -that too-
dark Hollywood mop, there just
could be a pretty likeable old fellow.
Of course, it is hard to tell where the
actor ends and the die-hard conser-
vative begins.
Reagan proclaims to be the cham-
pion of the people by hoping to
slash our overwhelming taxes.
Calabrese's study says that Reagan
was "the greatest tax hiker in the
history of California and that
under Reagan, California's per
capita tax burden doubled from
$244.64 to $488.19. Reagan lifted
the rates for income, sales, in-
heritance, state and even corporate
taxes. Reagan opped top personal
income tax brackets from seven to
11 percent, soaked middle income
tax payers, quadrupled tax collec-
tions and increased sales taxes.
Taxes under Reagan increased more
rapidly than under his liberal
predecessor, Pat Brown.
Reagan also rants and raves about
the growth of public spending, but
once again his record as governor is
somewhat surprising. Under
Reagan, the California state budget
rose from $4.6 billion to $10.4
billion, an increase of 120 percent.
The state's operating budget, direct-
ly controlled by Reagan, increased
from $2.2 to $3.5 billion, growing
faster under Reagan than under
Brown. Of course, Reagan bad the
first balanced budget in California
history and these increases in spen-
ding could partially be explained by
inflation and the growing costs of
Reagan speaks glowingly of
welfare reform in the state of
California, but most of the changes
had more to do with national
reform than any significant changes
that Reagan effected. The right-to-
life rs in Reagan's camp may not be
too impressed with the fact that
there were 215,000 Medicaid abor-
tions funded by Reagan's authority.
That limits the discussion among
conservatives that free abortions
and welfare growth go hand in
Despite cries of too much federal
regulation of industry and the
bureaucracy associated with
Reagan's dogmas, there is another
facet of his campaign that might ap-
peal to liberals. Reagan established
the nation's first state-level require-
ment for environmental impact
studies, a Consumer F.aud Task
Force, a state Energy Commission,
a Soiki Waste Management Board,
some 36 Park Advisory Councils,
the California Advisory Panel on
Youth, and numerous other en-
vironmental and individual protec-
tion agencies.
What it boils down to is this: If I
were foolish enough to stick with
the two party system (which, being a
member of the Citizen's Party, I
would not), 1 would probably have
to refrain from voting for Jimmy
Carter. Though 1 do not support
Ronald Reagan, he seems to be the
lesser of the two evils. The scourge
of politics since the beginning of
time has been someone trying to
pass themselves off as something
they are not. 1 would hate to see
Reagan pass himself off as a sheep
in wolf's clothing. Worse, 1 would
hate to sec Carter pass himself off at
Patrick Minges is a columnist and
feature writer for The East Caroli-
nkm. He is a graduate student in
Counselor Education.

JUNE 26. 1980
Page 5
Southern Gentlemen
Are Still To Be Found
AMtrtMM tealurrs Kdilor
"Southern Man better watch your head, Don't forget
what your Good Book saidSouthern change gonna
come at last, Now your crosses are burning fast
Southern Man when will you pay them back So reads
Neil Young's indictment of the South and its men. The
first thought that occurs to this Southern Man after
listening to the song is: "Where does this Canadian get
off accusing me of anything?" Then comes a period of
meditation on the true nature of the Southern Man and
what it means to be a son of the American South.
The Civil War is, of course, the milestone in the
history of the South. That one event changed forever
the nature of both the land and its people. Ante-Bellum
South was the center of culture and learning in the
United States. Literature and music and the visual arts
nourished in the leisure that the plantation system af-
forded. Southern ladies and gentlemen were the closest
thing to the British aristocracy that the United States
has ever had. The war killed off a good many of these
aristocrats and destroyed the old order that they were
the top layer of.
The war also brought a new South, totally unlike the
elegant agrarian region that had died. This "New
South" was peopled by the same families that had been
in the Old South. Those attributes that had been
perceived as good in the Old South were preserved, or at
least the attempt was made to preserve them. Thus sur-
ied the notion of the Southern Gentleman. Men like
Robert L. Lee and Generals Jackson and Beauregard
were adopted as symbols of the chivalric code that
characterized the ante-bellum South.
Perhaps the best and certainly the best-known study
o' the effect of the war on the people of the South is
"Gone With The Wind Rhett, Ashley and Scarlett are
the real South, fictionalized of course and exaggerated,
but the stark reality of war and its effect on the people
involved comes through in these characters.
The upshot of the book's attitude is that the South is
a conquered nation; its people are a conquered people.
No army has ever run rampant through Pennsylvania or
Ohio. But the army that totally destroyed the south was
from the USA. America has never lost a war, a fact that
1' We are a conquered nation, a
conquered people, The South
lost a war "
makes Americans proud, but the South lost a war, an
extremely costly loss that has not dissipated over the
hundred years that separate Appomattox and Neil
Southern Men today are products of that war that
ended a full hundred years ago. There is still a
widespread distrust of "Yankees" in the South. Even
deeper ingrained in the subconscious of the southerner
is the defeatism that Flannery O'Connor and William
Faulkner call grotesque. Part of that aspect of the
southern personality is that yearning for the gentility of
the Rhett Butler or Ashley Wilkes type of southern
gentleman. Many modern southerners consider
themselves more polite than their counterparts in other
regions of the nation. When pressed, they reveal that
what they mean by "polite" is simply the behavior that
characterizes the ante-bellum South. Southerners are
also proud of the relaxed lifestyle found in the South.
The slower speech and the slower pace in general is a
holdover from the plantation days. Hospitality, another
aspect of the South that many southerners are proud of,
is just another part of that leisurely politeness of the
days of Tara.
The South of today, in the face of urbanization and
industrialization, has managed to keep the ideals of that
older south, with its committment to art and the leisure-
ly pursuits. Along with the good things from the past
though, are the holdovers from the horrible defeat at
the hands of our present countrymen. The memory of
that defeat has left scars that have not healed in one
hundred years.
Neil Young's accusations are mostly of a racial nature
and recent history has shown that the South has no
claim as a center for discrimination any greater than
that of Boston or Chicago. As Lynyrd Skynyrd points
out, "Hope Neil Young will rememberSouthern Man
don't need him around anvhow
Rhett Butler And Scarlett O'Hara Are Two Famous "Old Southerners"
patterns for modern Southc- h ' t.
Is As Sure As
Death, Taxes
Slaff Wrilrr
roommate (room' mat) n. 1: One
who lives on the other side of your
room. 2: One who is always in your
room at inconvenient times and is
impossible to get rid of. See PEST,
They say that death and taxes are
the two inevitable things in life. To
life in college must be added a third:
roommates. (Unless you are rich or
A roommate is often the first per-
son you ever meet at college, except
for people who hand you room keys
or stand in line with, waiting to be
given room keys.
There aie a number of easy ways
to get a roommate, especially in the
dorms. One way is simply to ask one
of your friends to room with you. In
such a way has begun the decline
and fall of many a friendship. Some
people room with a brother or
sister. After putting up with a par-
ticular sibling for almost a score of
years, it's hard to see how they'd
want to continue in college, but I
suppose some families are naturally
close. My own brother says un-
complimentary things about this
school and goes to one 1 say un-
complimentary things about, solv-
ing that problem.
It's possible that nobody will
want to room with you, but you can
still find a roommate by the process
of potluck. Simply sign up for a
room, and as soon as school starts,
you'll have a brand-new roommate
filling up your room with junk.
My first taste of roommates came
in Jones Hall in one of those tem-
porary three-to-a-room ar-
rangements. One roomie was a nice
but incurably sloppy hippie; the
other was a cleanliness fanatic, and
to top it off, paranoid. If we went
for a drink of water, we had to lock
the door and the transom. (You see,
it's possible to stand in a chair, open
the transom, unlock the door with a
broom handle and totally plunder
the room before someone can walk
twenty feet to the water fountain.
The next roommate was not as
colorful, but made up for it by being
a jerk. People from his home town
kept offering their sympathy when
they found out 1 roomed with him.
He snored like an unmuffled
lawnmower; every cold rainy night
he locked me out and brought his
girlfriend over and bragged about it
all the next day; and if he got a
chance, he locked me out at
miscellaneous times. He'd get up at
five a.m. and crank up the stereo,
not even using the expensive ear-
phones he was always bragging
about. He finally quit school, and 1
got a refund from the Mafia since I
didn't need the hitman.
Other people I've known were
worse off. One guy got turned in for
smoking dope the first day in the
dorms by his roommate. A friend off
mine roomed with a "drug zom-
bie Another was stuck with a mili-
tant misanthrope whose main
philosophies o life were tnines like
The whole idea of having room-
mates is prettv absurd, when you
stop to think about it. As if getting
an education wasn't hard enough.
they expect you to live cooped up
with a stranger in a tinv. ugh and
uncomfortable dorm room. That is
something I wouldn't wish on a dog.
but most o them have their own
doghouses, anyway.
Mother's Is
On Campus
PrrformaiH-r Kdilur
How do you classify a band that
has played opening gigs for Peter
Frampton, Lynyrd Skynyrd,
Parliament-Funkadelic, Heart,
Charlie Daniels and Earth, Wind
and Fire? What kind of bag could
you put them in, since their music
reflects both hard rock and soul-
funk influences? What other band is
around to compare them to?
The answers to these questions
are, bluntly, unanswerable until you
see Mother's Finest in concert. They
seem to almost revel in visiting a
new city, playing before a crowd
who has only come to see the star at-
traction, and then, as lead singer
Joyce Kennedy likes to say,
"making believers out of them
Mother's Finest will be making
believers out of audiences right here
in Greenville this Sunday. They will
perform two shows in Wright
Auditorium at 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now for $5 and
arc available at the Central Ticket
Office in Mendenhall Student
Center and at Apple Records and
the Music Shop.
The concensus of those who have
witnessed the sextet in concert is
unanimous � they are one of
America's top touring bands; their
level of energy and excitement is at a
level coveted by many better-known
ensembles; they can successfully
court narrow-minded audiences to
such a fervor that encores will be
Mother's Finest's strong points
are multifold. There is obviously a
sex appeal factor present in the de-
meanor of lead vocalist Joyce Ken-
nedy; with tight pants and attractive
looks, she uses these as a base. A
mighty voice projects to the very
back row. In addition, the other
members have a sharply honed sense
of stage presence; their dancing,
peripatetic poses on stage speak of
unbridled enthusiasm and
Joyce Kennedy and Glenn Mur-
dock, both vocalists, originally hail-
ed from Chicago where they per-
formed together.
"There is no group that does ex-
actly what we do says Joyce. A
racially mixed band of four blacks
and two whites, they have a hybrid
sound integrating both the force of
so-called "white" rock and the funk
of so-called "black music For this
reason, their appeal cuts across all
racial lines. As Joyce further ex-
plains, "we're not V funk, we don't
sing any of those soul bleeding
songs, but neither do we get into
pure rock and roll that deep
Although their albums have won
scores of critical raves, most objec-
tive observers agree their live show
is Mother's Finest's true calling
card. "I'm really at home on the
stage. That strong singing and wail-
ing that you hear me do � it's for
real, it is not affected. We really
mean it
No Vacancy To
Open for Mother's
Finest Here Sunday
Mother's Finest and No Vacancy, the two bands that will perform in Wright
Auditorium on Sunday, June 29th, are the first ever summer coneert spon-
sored by the Student Union Major Attractions Committee. Both bands are
primarily live' bands that can really rock on stage. Both sextets feature
female vocalists and high energy guitars and keyboards. The mix of
Mother's raunch and roll with No Vacancy's New Wave promises to be a
most interesting combination.
(iearrai Maaagrr
"It doesn't have to make sense to
be good but at least we're
What does this mean? Who
knows, but it's the slogan for one of
the'newest bands in the Greenville
area, No Vacancy, and they'll play-
ing with Mothers Finest this Sunday
in Wright Auditorium.
No Vacancy is a six-piece group,
and three of the musicians are ECU
students: Grace Brummett, a junior
voice major from Fayetteville; Doug
Jervey, a freshman piano major
from Franklin, Va and Tod
Stilley, a freshman business major
from New Bern (he says his business
is rock and roll.)
Demo Is Acceptable
The present band has only been
together since January, according to
drummer Fred Midgett of
Maysville, but he and Stilley go
back to August 1978. They met
when playing for a March of Dimes
telethon and started writing music
shortly thereafter.
With Midgett on drums and
Stilley on guitars, they recruited
bassist and saxophonist Gerald Ed-
wards and began working out their
tunes. With the addition of vocalist
Scott Whit ford, the original No
Vacancy band was complete.
In the summer of 1979, the band
released a demo tape. D.M. One
was distributed at Apple Records in
Greenville and Rainbow Records in
New Bern. Considering that the tape
was made with the bare minimum of
electronic accessories, the quality
was acceptable. But the originalitv
and uniqueness of the tunes on
D.M. One was the strongest aspect.
At the end of the summer, Ed-
wards went to Western Carolina
University to study saxophone and
Whitford quit the band and present
rhythm guitarist David Sutton of
Belgrade joined the group. Then
Stilley met keyboardist Doug
Jervey, who lived in the same dorm
and began playing with No Vacancy
after Thanksgiving.
In January of this year, vocalist
Grace Brummett and bassist Mark
Little, formerly of Two Dollar
Pistol, rounded out the group and
they began practicing three or four
nights each week.
About three months ago, the
group acquired an excellent sound
system designed by Associated
Sound Products of Raleigh, quite a
departure from the sparse equip-
ment used on D.M. One. Eb
Strickland, jazz guitarist in the ECU
Jazz Ensemble, presently runs the
sound system for No Vacancy and
also for Buford T and Tommy G.
No Vacancy has played at JJ's,
the Attic and Big Surf at Atlantic
Midgett, who has written or co-
written most of their original music,
says No Vacancy plays about 20 per-
cent original music, but he hopes
that will increase with greater ex-

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The East Carolinian, June 26, 1980
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