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by Glenn Brank
Vermont C. Royster, editor of the Wall
Street Journal, will join the UNC faculty
next September as a Kenan professor of
journalism and public affairs, the
University administration announced
Royster graduated from UNC in 1935
with an A.B. degree. Highly active in
student affairs, he served as a staff writer
and editorialist for the Daily Tar Heel.
" Royster disclosed he would relinquish
his positions as editor of the Journal and
vice-president of Dow Jones & Co. last
December. In a recent interview, Royster
Vol. 78, No. 78
by Bob Chapman
' ; Staff Writer
Student Body President Tommy Bello
urged individual students Wednesday
"individually arid quietly, to assume the
responsibility of a stance of
non-cooperation with the Chapel Hill
administration in the matter of
Bello 's statement called for massive
non-cooperation and asked students to
not obey rules put down by the
University concerning visitation and to
not report other students for visitation
The Student Government statement
came in reaction to a statement issued
Tuesday by Chancellor J. Carlyle
housing policy passed by the
Consolidated University President's
Consultative Committee. Sitterson,
t)ean of Student Affairs CO. Cathey and
Associate Dean of Student Affairs James
O. Cansler could not be reached for
comment by the Daily Tar Heel.
Cathey has scheduled a meeting with
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by Woody Doster
Richard Moore, Black Panther party
spokesman and one of the "New York 21
conspirators" will speak Friday in the
Political Science 95A class.
Class members requested that a Black
Panther and someone involved in the .
conspiracy trial speak bet ore the class.
Moore accepted the invitation.
Moore and 20 others were indicted
April 2 on charges of plotting to set off
bombs in five mid-town Nw York
department, stores, plotting to dynamite
the tracks of the Penn Central' Railroad
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said he will continue to write "Thinking
Things Over," his Journal column, as well
as longer articles and books.
The Daily Tar Heel called Royster in
New York Thursday afternoon. "As far as
I'm concerned, I'm coming home," he said.
"I started life in Chapel Hill. I spend a good
part of my youth ihere. I have a great
affection for the place and I've looked
forward to returning."
' University officials expressed pleasure
with the prospect of Royster's return.
School of Journalism Dean John B. Adams
commented, "This is really great for the
School of Journalism, the University and
the students. He is one of America's most
distinguished journalists," Adams
continued, "and we're delighted that he
will be here."
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina,
Student Government officials today at 4
p.m. to discuss the visitation issue.
"It is time for every student to say to
the administration: We are tired of your
foolishness," Bello blasted. "We will not
enforce visitation rules we cannot
determine ourselves. We will not
cooperate with any administration that
persists in denying residential units the
right to self-determin? their own
"I now recognize and would like to
report one of the greatest drawbacks of
further - consolidation involving the
Chapel Hill campus and other campuses
throughout this state," Bello said. He said
UNC students have been held back by less
progressive administrators and students at
the -other five campuses of the
Referring to a decision by deans of
student affairs of the six branches of the
University of North Carolina, Bello said
Associate Dean of Student Affairs James
Cansler of UNC was the most liberal voice
present. "In and of itself, that statement
should inform students of the inanity of
and plotting to bomb a Bronx, N.Y.
Presiding New York State Supreme
Court Justice John M. Murtagh set bail
for the 21 at $100,000 each.
Only 11 of the 21 will undergo trial
because the remainder are under-age.
Gerald B. Lefcourt, their lawyer, said
recently, "This indictment was an attack
on the Black Panthers directed from
Washington. The desire of the government
to wipe out the Black Panther Party was
Moore is 25 years old. He is one of
only three of the 21 presently free on
"No bondsman will touch the case.
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In a prepared statement, Chancellor J.
Carlyle Sitterson said, "The return of this
distinguished alumnus to the University in
Chapel Hill will add strength to our already
strong School of Journalism, and his
teaching in the broad area of public affairs
will provide ah opportunity for students in
several departments to benefit from his
extensive knowledge and experience in
national and world affairs."
Asked what courses Royster wilh
instruct, Dean Adams said the Pulitzer
Prize winner would teach editorial writing ;
within the Journalism School, conduct an
undergraduate seminar in press
responsibility and perhaps instruct a class
in reporting contemporary issues. Adams
went on to describe Royster as
Thursday, January 7, 1971
trying to bring needed changes on this
campus within the structure of the ;-'
Consolidated University," charged Bello.
Vice President Bill Blue reflected :
Bello's feelings, saying the Student
Legislature had first passed a
self-determination policy and werealled
"irresponsible" by administration
Then, after working through proper
channels to get a visitation polic agreeable
to students, faculty and trustees, Blue
said, the matter was thrown back into
"For these reasons," Bello said, "the
channels have failed to respond to needed
change. Needed change must now be i
..pushed outside these channels."-: -r l-
Bello said the stance of
non-cooperation would mean students
would either follow rules set by their own
conscience or those set down by a
majority of residents in a living unit. He
said the non-cooperation attitude will
remain in effect until the administration
passes a policy of self-determination.
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and the party is of course unable to bail
all of them out," said Ronald Steel,
writing in the N. Y. Review of Books.
Steel continues, " "Meanwhile, the
Panthers remain in jail, some under
maximum security, not for having
actually committed a crime, but simply
for having conspired to do so."
Pre-trial hearings were repeatedly
disrupted by clashes between the
defendants, the judge and marshals.
A fistfighi between spectators and
marshals broke out on Feb. 3.
"The charge against the Black Panthers
is an extremely vague one," complained
Steel. "It rests on circumstantial evidence
and the testimony of informers."
"completely qualified" in all these areas.
"He does so many things well," Adams
Royster will also take part in the
General College program. Specific courses
under his direction have not been
The Royster family has been active in
the University for more than 1 00 years. His
father taught' classics at UNC, his
great-great uncle instructed rhetoric here
Royster grew up in Chapel Hill. He
entered the University in 1931. His
journalism credits included The Daily Tar
Heel, The Carolina Buccaneer, a humor
magazine and editor of the freshman
handbook. He took part in the band,
dramatics and debating.
Founded February 23, 1893
"If the Chapel Hill administration will
not go on public record supporting at
least the self-determination policy passed
unanimously by the trustees and other
members of the Consolidated Committee,
I will go on public record urging students
living in University housing not to
cooperate with any University policy that
does not recognize the legitimacy of
Bello further said if the UNC
administration persists in trying to force a
visitation policy and will not allow
students to set their own policies best
suited to their individual needs, he would
advocate every student assume the
responsibility not to cooperate.
, "The University has not responded to
the wishes of the vast majority of the
students living in its housing, said Bello.
"The . University has allowed every
channel to be exhausted without any
progress being made."
The student body president reflected
on his record of support of
self-determination. "Since assuming
office, I have pushed for change in that
direction through every legitimate
channel from the dean's office to
President Friday's office, from local
administrators t University trustees. And
the use of every legitimate channel has"
been to no avail."
Vice President Blue said the issue is
now "dead" in his opinion. He
commented it would be useless for the
Student Legislature to pass another
"In the future I cannot see that
visitation will ever be discussed," Blue
Bello and Blue explained there would
be no blatant violation on the part of
students no sit-ins, no student strike,
nothing. Each student should follow the
dictates of his own conscience, Blue said.
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by Lou Bonds
Elections Board Chairman David
Ruffin told the Rules Committee of
Student Legislature (SL) Wednesday that
an estimated 2,000 votes cast in last
spring's general election were fraudulent.
'The Elections Board estimates that
approximately 2,000 of the 6,000 votes
cast last spring were done so illegally,"
. He added that most of the counterfeit
votes were placed in the wooden ballot
boxes after the polls had closed and that
"friends" of some candidates were
responsible for the irregularities.
Ruffin. spoke before the committee in
support of the bill to authorize the use of
computerized " polls machines in next
spring's general election on March 16.
The Elections Board head told
committee members that the present
system of voting makes it possible for
elections officials to insure the validity of
"You just cannot trust the people
watching the polls, especially in the
spring," Ruffin said.
The Rules Committee passed a bill
favorably following Ruffin 's talk that
would reduce the number of polling
places from more than 30 to "not more
than 10 nor less than eight." ' ' ,
Graduating with Phi Beta Kappa honors
in 1935, he joined the Wall Street Journal
one year lateT. Except for service as a
destroyer commander during World War II
Royster has continuously worked for the
Journal. He was chief Washington
correspondent and associate editor before
assuming the editorship in 1 958.
He has remained active in University
affairs as President of the Alumni -Association,
a member of the Morehead
Foundation Award Committee and a
member of an alumni panel aiding
amendment of the 1965 state speaker ban
Freshman Pat Dilger passed away the time yesterday on the steps of the old
stadium drawing pictures of the ancient Bingham annexes. Her drawings will soon be
pictures of things past as the annexes are scheduled to be leveled to build a new
building. (Staff photo by Johnny Lindahl)
by Pam Phillips
The Carolina Opportunity Fund (COF)
will present an entertainment festival
called the Twelfth Night on Friday at 8
p.m. in Memorial Hall.
Liz Huff, spokesman for the COF,
wished to emphasize the title of the festival
"had nothing to do with Shakespeare."
Rather the program will be a collection of
folk singers, poets, dancers and one
After auditions at the first of
December, participants were selected to
perform by program coordinator Diane
Gooch. The following is the announced
Folk Singers Scott Gayle singing
"Bojangles" and "Your Song"; Michael
Protheroe and Jerry Klein singing "Only
Living Boy in New York" and "Untitled";
Walter Fleming singing "Suzanne" and
"Blessed"; Jim Croom singing "Sunrise,
Sunset" and "Bridge Over Troubled
Waters"; Ben Clark singing "I Just Saw a
Face"; and Diane Gooch.
Earlier in the day, the Finance
Committee met and passed out favorably
a bill that would provide the funding for
the "computer card" machines used in
Both measures will go before the
Student Legislature in tonight's meeting.
In other SL business, a sweeping
six-point bill that included the elections
revisions was passed out by the Finance
The bill stated regulations for
expenditure of funds by budgeted
organizations on campus provided a SI 00
additional appropriation -for the Carolina
Choir and reduced the amount of Student
Government space in the Yackety-Yack
The fund expenditure regulations
propose that "no funds, assets or supplies
of the Student Government or any
agency thereof" shall be expended by any
person not appointed or elected in
accordance with the Constitution and
By-Laws of the student body.
The section further states that in the
case of an unauthorized person expending
funds all monies delegated to that office
should be enjoined.
The Finance Committee also passed
out a bill requesting SL to purchase two
shares of General Motors (Gil) stock as a
symbolic protest against the University's
law. He gave the commencement address
and was awarded an honorary doctor of
literature degree at Chapel ILl) in H5 .
Royster has written extensively for
publications such as Collier's Magazine, the
Saturday Evening Post ar.d Reader's
Digest. He is the author of "Journey
Through the Soviet Union" and the
co-author of "Main Street and Beyond:
The World of the Soviet Union." He
published a series of esiavs in 1367 under
the title, "A Pride of Prejudices."
He is married to the former Frances
Claypoole. They have two daughters. The
Rovsters will reside in Chape! Hill.
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There will be two readers. Skip Hutton
will read three original poems entitled
"Impotent," "Sunday Sketch" and "Self."
Cindy Cahn will read from a play "Beyond
Also on the bill will be a dancer and a
drummer. Noel Grady, the dancer, will
present a contemporary dance. Daniel
Ottaviano will play the drums.
This will not be a debut for many of the
performers. Most of the folk singers have
appeared at the Carolina Union
Coffeehouse, and Croom is the president
of the Carolina Choir. Miss Gooch has
made several TV appearances on local
stations and on the Ty Boyd Show in
Charlotte. The drummer, Ottaviano. is a
member of the jazz lab band and Miss
Grady danced last year with a troupe in
The tickets, which are $1 each at the
Union desk and at the door, will help push
the COF fund-raising drives closer to the
$ 1 00,000 goal. COF is a student-organized
group which collects funds to help
financially underprivileged students at
refusal to vote its 5,300 shares of GM
stock in favor of the "Campaign GM"
Campaign GM consists of three
resolutions. One would require General
Motors to disclose in its annual report
what it is doing about minority hiring, air
pollution and auto safety.
The other two are aimed at
emphasizing the corporation's social
responsibility to the public as well as its
own employes, shareholders and
According to Legislator Gerry Cohen,
one of the bill's backers, the University
has refused to cast its votes for or against
the proposals in the past and has
indicated that it will side with the GM
management against them this year.
"By purchasing two shares of GM
stock, we hope to show symbolically that
corporations must deal, with sociai
interests as well as corporate interests,"
The bill indicates that a sum of "not
more than $1 SO" would come from the
general surplus of the student activities
fund to pay for the two shares.
Other SL matters to be reviewed
tonight include: the Judicial Reforms, a
bill to pay money to the Di Phi Society
for rental of the SL meeting hall, and a
bill proposing a sircrTj -annual election of