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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, February 12, 1970, Page 1, Image 1

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- -. --" . Tickets Student tickets for the Maryland Game on February 18 will be distributed today from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Carmiehael Auditorium Box Office. Also, a limited amount of North-South Doubleheader tickets remain. ! 1 O Any or?an-i.:atior. requester. Student Gcverr.rr.rr.t f-jr.ds roy pick up rrq-fs:. fo rrr. in the Irei.;rfA offkf. Sj:: L Caro'ir.a Ur.jor.. Request b? turr.ed :n bv Mo-div. i i J 1 n n s 77 IVars of Editorial Freedom 1 Volume 77. Number 98 CHAPEL HILL. NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 12, 1970 Founded Fcbru-ory 23. 1 93 ( K7tTy 1 y (j yy it n v r , f . 5 i Student Activities Compiled The University's first file on student activities, organizations and clubs has been started by the Student Leadership Commission, head of the project Carol Spruill announced Wednesday. The file is being organized in the offices of Student Government, Suite C of the Student Union. It presently contains more than 60 separate files on student activities. Plans for the future call for expansion of the program to contain files on all activities, programs and organizations, as well as classes offered in the University and instructors teaching them. "We have someone tending the file from 1 to 5 p.m. every afternoon," Miss Spruill said, "to dispense information to students about any activity contained in the files or to take information from any activity which is not yet entered into the file." "There was no one place for any student to go to get information on any of the activities offered at the University," Miss Spruill said." "So our idea was to compile a file of the various groups with statements of purpose, manpower needs and contacts for interested persons." The information obtained for the reference file is also being used by the leadership group to make calendars of campus events. The calendars are posted on the wall of the student government office. f JJniversity .Gets. Its I As Pi By GLENN BRANK DTH Staff Writer Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity at UNC will become the, first coed chapter of any national fraternity when it admits 13 women this spring. Fraternity President Mike Piller said Wednesday the coeducational program will be a one-semester experiment. If it works the program will continue on a permanent basis and expansion of female membership will go into effect next fall. The University administration has granted approval for the program. The only remaining barrier is permission from the fraternity's National Council, Piller explained. Clearance will come pending a constitutional amendment permitting female membership, which will require a two-thirds vote of all national chapters of the fraternity. Piller said the amendment will probably be presented in two or three weeks. He added the proposal was virtually assured of passage. Don Pullease, chairman of the program, explained the selection of coed members was based on suggestions from the house brothers, followed by a meeting with the prospective initiates last Wednesday evening. A second discussion was held Sunday to formulate general rules for the program. The women suggested modifications and gave their approval Tuesday night. The proposal to allow coed membership was put before the Interfraternity Council later that evening and was given strong endorsement by the group. "We were surprised by the solid support of the IFC," Piller noted. Both Piller and Pullease stressed the educational F tin By BILL MILLER DTH Staff Writer The question of what to do next about a special report on the funding of the Daily Tar Heel for student government ended in uncertainty Wednesday as the dean 'of the School of Journalism praised student leaders for acting in a case involving their interests. John B. Adams, dean of the journalism school, spoke "off the top of his head" to reporters Wednesday regarding the special committee's report and how it would affect the findings of a committee which he chairs to study the overall picture of student activity fees. "This report, based on the news accounts of it, appears to olve some of the problems we hought needed to be solved," ding That's not a Court In joins Walk On Hunger By GLENN BRANK DTH Staff Writer An injunction stopping Student Legislature donation of $250.00 to the March Against Hunger has been upheld by the Supreme Court, it was learned Wednesday afternoon. The injunction was filed early in December by legislator Gene Yales and Steve Ayers. The decision was made under Article VI, Section l of the Student Constitution. It states "donations to all organizations must be kept by student funding office." This insures money from SL goes to uestion he said. Adams said there existed the possibility of his study committee revising stressing some points put forth by the student committee, but that he doubted his committee would find anything to contradict any of the findings. Adams established that the committee he heads would be through with its study next week, with the report being presented shortly after that. The report of the student committee stipulates that compulsory funding of the DTH is the best practical method of funding such an operation, as it stressed the importance of the student newspaper to the campus. The committe also suggested sweeping reforms of the Publications Board, the arm of the student government Lambda Phi Q i F - new English bldg. it's 250 Rests students or organizations benefitting students, according to Assistant Atty. Gen. David Crump. The ruling is called "the student purpose doctrine." It was the result of a bill introduced to appropriate funds for the relief of striking food workers last fall. Yates, a co-sponsor of -the original bill, said the March Against Hunger donation was illegal under the same ruling. Defenders of the contribution pointed out students had been principle First Goes Co-E values of a coed fraternity. Pullease said, "The brothers have used their different , backgrounds, their different religions, their different philosophies to learn more about each other and life in general and we want to extend our living experience to include women." Pullease added such diversity would be beneficial to the fraternity. "We've always been a diverse group and our diversity has strengthened instead of weakened us." He added this is one reason why the brothers expect the project to be successful. Questioned on the status of females in the fraternity, Piller said they will be designated as "members of the house" sinco current by-laws do not permit them to vote. The girls will eat meals at the fraternity house and be dues-paying members. "We are working toward complete equality," Piller said. The admittance of coeds could create possible conflict between fraternity and sorority rules, specifically regarding freshmen girls, who are not eligible for sorority rush. Piller said, however, freshman girls could be included' in fraternity membership. Piller mentioned the question of sorority disapproval. "The sororities might have some restrictions but we hope they let us get on our feet." "We don't want to hurt the sororities," he added. ' Pullease predicted the unique project may have far-reaching effects on the fraternity system. "Rushees are looking for something different from the way things were ten years ago," he noted. "The fraternity system needs this to survive." Cloudy A which controls student publications. The recommendations call for a membership of 16 persons, Five appointed undergraduate students, one graduate student, one member of the Residence College Federation and four elected representatives from thes student body. The other five members would be faculty members drawn from a number of departments. The special committee of the board controlling the DTH would be composed of two of the elected representatives, two of the appointed m embers, the graduate student - and faculty members from the School of Journalism and the law school. Adams explained! that his committee was studying more than he funding of the DTH. Created by Chancellor J. a ski lodge In Balance participators in the March. They added the March had educational value since the community was informed of an important problem. Yates rebutted such arguments as being too general in nature to apply. He wrarned leaving the docrine so vaguely worded without solid presedence was dangerous. Guill Wad dell, Student Body Treasurer, was issued an injunction by the Court instructing him not to dispense funds to the March committee. Commenting on the situation, Trarority'l Liter Carlyle Sitterson, the committee is charged with a study of the appropriations of student activitis fees in general. The reaction of the student government officials was diverse, and somewhat vague as they await the formal presentation of the report to the Legislature Thursday night. Student Body President Alan Albright, who had not seen a copy of the committee's official report, said he expects some legislation aimed at making the reforms the committee suggested. Albright explained that the effects of any legislation would not be felt until much later in the year, and possibly not until next year. Student Bodv Treasurer Guil Waddell, said he favored vV Oil JA.VLJI 0 UNC By AL THOMAS DTH Staff Writer The University apparently will not be hit by a general strike of its non-academic employees as events Wednesday "encouraged" local union leaders. ; Two leaders of the union local, Mrs. Elizabeth Brooks and Mrs. Mary Smith, said no strike would occur now if Chancellor J. Carlyle Sitterson put in writing that the University would not allow SAGA Food Service to remain on campus after May 27. .. Sitterson said Wednesday Waddell said, "If their judgement is faulty because, technically, CIRUNA would not be required to deposit all money in the Student Appropriations Fund office until they actually received the $250.00." ; The March Against Hunger 'was held last Nov. 23 under the auspices of the Committee on International Relations and UN Affairs. According to organizer Bill Brieger, the March has brought in funds totaling nearly $9,000. Each Marcher was backed by the financial support of a sponsor, and money collected for their distances walked went to nation-wide agencies fighting hunger. Student Legislature will vote tonight oh a special committee recommendation to continue compulsory student funding of the Daily Tar Heel. The recommendation was announced by the committee Tuesday following an extensive study of the DTH which began in November. However, several legislators are expected to oppose the proposal. Major debate is also expected to center around the section of the committee report which calls for sweeping changes in the composition of the Publications Board, UP The University Party and Student Party will hold nominating conventions for major student government offices Tuesday night, Feb. 24 at 7:30 The University Party, meeting in Howell Hall, will nominate candidates for the offices of president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, chairman of the Carolina Thletic Association and senior class president, the Executive Board announced yesterday. Candidates for only three o ff ices president, vice Bor writing the recommendations of the committee into several referendums to be submitted to the student body in the Spring elections. WTaddell said he expected the action on the committee's report to be centered in the legislation's Rules Committee since it does involve changes in rules and proceedures. Albright said he expected the contest to be centered around the Finance Committee, which will work next week to write a budget for the 1970-71 fiscal year. There is speculation that some legislation will be introduced Thursday night when the committee's report is submitted. The details of any such legislation was not available at press time. SL Bi W 11 signs afternoon he was preparing such a letter to be sent to the workers. 'They (the workers) asked me two questions, .Sitterson said. "One was whether we would allow SAGA to renew its contract. Our answer is no." SAGA officials sent a letter to the University Jan. 30 saying the company would not renew its contract. A week later, SAGA officials said they would reconsider staying if the University would provide a more generous contract. Several workers said last week they felt SAGA was trying to trick them into not striking by threatening to leave. Workers had become angry over recent layoffs which SAGA officials said was due to a decrease in business. 'The second question they asked me," Sitterson continued, "was what kind of food service the University would have after SAGA left. Our answer is we just don't know." Sitterson said the University would try and poll students on what kind of food service they would like to support. Sitterson told union officials Monday the same answers as in his scheduled letter but union officials said they preferred the answers in writing. The reason the strike would not occur with Sitterson's words in writing, Mrs. Brooks said, wras because "we would want to try and build up business for whomever took over food operations. scusses -DTH- 1 presently charged with financial administration of the DTH. In other legislative action Student Legislator Bill Blue is expected to introduce a series of amendments which will allow men's residence halls freedom of choice on visitation hours. Blue called the amendments " a necessary step" toward improving life in men's residence halls. As long as the University is going to require student's to live in the dorms for two years, then they must make residence halls a better place to live." Set IVominatiug Conventions president, and secretary will be nominated by the Student Party at their meeting in Gerrard Hall, according to SP Chairman Peter Howard. Legislative conventions will be held by both parties later that week. On Thursday night, Feb. 26 at 7:30 in Howell Hall, UP will nominate SL candidates for all districts. The SP convention, meeting 1 Security fK:rtMitJ, hand nnd a long snnrlow o 11 SAGA O "None of the workers want a strike." Mrs. Brooks sa:d. "we want to make sure SAGA isn't just tryir.g to keep us from striking and then decide to stay." Mrs. Smith said she felt SAGA actually wanted a strike. With a strike she said. SAGA could close its doors and leave before May 27. "We just don't want to do anything that would make SA'GA happy," Mrs. Smith added. SAGA officials noted earlier in the week their losses due to low patronage were "astronomical." Ted Young, manager of SAGA, said business was down 50 per cent since the period before the month-long strike in November. The cafeteria workers had Class Petitions For Extension By KEN RIPLEY DTH Staff Writer The freshman class will be circulating campus-wide petitions today urging the University to extend the Merzbacher reforms to include 1969 freshmen. The Merzbacher reforms of General College curriculum are slated to become effective in the fall semester for incoming freshmen only. "We're shooting for a goal of 2,000 names," Joe Wheeler, freshman class president, said. The petition will be presented at the next Faculty Council meeting, to be held in early March. The Merzbacher Committee, headed by Dr. Eugene Merzbacher, presented the findings of a year-long study of General College curriculum late last fall. In December, the Faculty Council approved several of the Merzbacher proposals, presently excluding 1969 freshmen. Freshmen have been working since December on a class project to have these new at that time in Gerrard, will nominate candidates for all legislative districts, chairman of the Carolina Athletic Association, and senior class president. Candidates for major UP nominations must register their intent to run with David Rooks, chairman of both UP conventions, by 5 p.m. 1 IT IV i if n if T1 T! 1 scheduled a strike tote for Wednesday r.i'ht which would have included porters, maids and hospital employees. Mrs. Smith said the meeting would still occur, but r.o announcement of a strike would be made. W e ' 1 1 meet, she continued, "and just explain what has happened to everyone. What we'll do next will probably be with h-pl counsel." Mrs. Smith said the workers would meet with their attorneys Friday in hopes of helping workers w ho w ere laid off by SAGA. The University told union officials it would give preferential treatment in hiring 1 aid-off cafeteria workers "when their qualifications are equal with other applicants." curriculum changes extended to retroactively include this year's freshmen. As part of the day's activities, a booth will be set up in the Student Union where all students can sign petitions. Thirteen freshmen are serving as coordinators of the campus-wide petitioning. They are Don Albright, Lower Quad; Lacy Presnell, Upper Quad; Susan Case, Joyner; Del Shortliffe, James; Steve Peck, Ehringhaus; Bill Apple, Morrison; Frances Davis, Nurses; Carolyn Triplett, East Cobb; Lala Steelman, West Cobb; Betsy Warren, Spencer; Jackie Pleasant, W. Granville; Martha Ross, S. and E. Granville; and Judi Carter, Parker. "This is a concentrated effort to show student support for the reforms," Wheeler said, "as well as a class project for freshmen." According to Wheeler, Dr. Merzbacher has indicated his support of the petitioning project. "The major drawback will be the red tape," Wheeler said, "But we feel educational processes are more important." Wednesday, Feb. 18. No other nominations will be accepted. UP legislature candidates must file their candidacy with Rooks by 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19. Major SP nominations will be made from the floor, Howard said. SP legislative candidates must submit their intent to run to Howard by Monday, Feb. 23. I i t f'MDk ,j?f ndnfiwf,. ,- -arf .,jH(Bs . v!.,-"- .1

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