The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, January 07, 1971, Page 1, Image 1
T T 0 it i ft ermonc oin MM Ul Homier 0 UNC r V 10 J by Glenn Brank Staff Writer 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 Wednesday. 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 ell 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 visitation." 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 violations. 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 At Poll. Sci. 95 A PaMlie by Woody Doster Staff Writer 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 r n.u tift With thp sem:tfr MJiill I lUOiv Lav.H.. think about the quizzes you failed, the classes all-nighters you spent studying. Look ahead n. Ikj) Msrcgarf ..policy . " v-' ,I" 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." a J q-plucsTX,, JH OH 78 Years Of 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 visitation policies." "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 Consolidated University. 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 it to and plotting to bomb a Bronx, N.Y. police station. 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 obvious." Moore is 25 years old. He is one of only three of the 21 presently free on bond. "No bondsman will touch the case. "I V : Z ... - nlmnst nver. don't u u have to get better. After all," exams are just around. . .well okay, if you really insist, you can look back. (Staff photo by JohnGellman) you cut, or the because things 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 Editorial Freedom Thursday, January 7, 1971 n 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 officials. 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 confusion. "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. .k ; .fere 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 said. Royster will also take part in the General College program. Specific courses under his direction have not been disclosed. 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 in 1858. 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 self-determination." 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 visitation policy. "In the future I cannot see that visitation will ever be discussed," Blue said. 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. mm r eicoirinni am by Lou Bonds Staff Writer 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," Ruffin charged. . 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 votes. "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) COF program set or Fridau by Pam Phillips Staff Writer 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 drummer. After auditions at the first of December, participants were selected to perform by program coordinator Diane Gooch. The following is the announced program: 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. o 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 voting. 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 Committee. 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 yearbook publication. 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. " ' - Kf 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 the Fringe." 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 New York. 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 UNC. O ac'aonn refusal to vote its 5,300 shares of GM stock in favor of the "Campaign GM" proposals. 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 management. 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," Cohen said. 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 legisl iforc.