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by Evans Witt
The granting of three requisitions for
r idence college parties and the denial of
fe for the printing and publishing costs
by Glenn Brank
Staff Writer '
Residence College Federation
spokesmen support a Student Legislature
request to withhold current surplus funds
from the University trust-fund for as long
as two weeks.
The amount "could be anywhere from
$5,000 to $10,000," says RCF chairman
Mark Evens. No exact figures were
The college governors made their
decision at a Friday conference with
Audit Board Chairman Ken Day, Student
Body Treasurer Guil Waddell and
legislator Robert Grady.
During the course of the meeting, Day
declared he saw "nothing wrong with the
substance of the new auditing system'"
being set up by the University.
That comment brought strong
disagreement from RCF President Mark
Evens and other representatives.
Major points of dissent stemmed from
the manner in which the auditing change
had been instituted Evens charged the ,
events were ,,, typical of 1 "administrative ""
Takes no action
by Doug Hall
The Faculty Council discussed Friday
the proposed revision of the University's
calendar, which would change fall final
exam dates to before Christmas, but took
no official action.
The calendar change was considered
before the Christmas holidays by the
Student-Faculty Committee which
proposed a calendar that would have the
fall semester end before Christmas.
The proposal was referred to the
Faculty Council's Committee on
Instructional Personnel which has also
recommended that the fall semester end
Provost J.C. Morrow, reporting on the
committee's recommendation, said the
final decision on the date changes would
be left to Chancellor J. Carlyle Sitterson.
Morrow said the Board of Trustees
requires that the University's calendar
include two 17-week semesters and two
five-and-a-half week summer sessions.
Independent SG proposed
by Woody Doster
Student Legislature Finance
'Committee Chairman Robert Grady
Thursday night called the recent decision
of the University to put Student
Government funds in a trust fund an
"attempt to bankrupt Student
Grady, speaking before the full
legislature at its regularly scheduled
Thursday night meeting, said, "Student
fees are levied by students on students.
The power to control this money should
also be in student hands."
He charged the University would keep
rait of the interest from the fund, and
then reinvest it. Student fees annually
contribute about $260,000 to Student
Legislature. . . ,
Grady said UNC was the only
university in the system which still had
such an "open account" system.
"Let's face it," said Grady, "the power
of the purse is the only one Student
Government has. The actions the
University is taking will bankrupt us.
Grady feels the . Administration is
trying to close the Student Government
of The Daily Tar Heel Friday brought a
change of "financial censorship" against
the University administration by DTH
editor Tom Gooding.
Gooding accused the administration of
betraying its promises on the operation of
decision-making while students are off
the campus on vacation or during
Other RCF representatives expressed a
desire to meet with University officials.
Charlie Miller, governor of James dorm
commented, "I think each governor
should go to such discussions. I do not
want to be told what course to take. I
want to make up my own mind as to
what I will support."
Grady, finance chairman of SL,
summarized legislature's decision for the
group. He said SL would turn no surplus
money over to administrators until
written assurances are given that student
control will be maintained.
"We have found that assurances have
been violated or at least shaken in the
past," he said. "University officials have
given different versions of this particular
proposal at various times."
Grady urged RCF to hold fall semester
surplus funds still under student control.
"If we go ahead and give this money to
the administration, we will never see it
Addressing the Faculty Council,
Sitterson said he does not feel one
calendar is "educationally superior to
another," but he does feel UNC's
calendar should coincide with other
universities in the area.
. Duke and N.C. State universities
recently decided to change their calendars
with the fall semester now ending before
Sitterson added, "I would like a
calendar in which the classes would start
late in September and end early in
December, but I can't seem to get 17
weeks into that calendar.
"If we decide to go on a new calendar;
it would be my attempt to see that , the -first
day of classes is placed as late as
possible and still fulfill the
Those opposed to the change were
most concerned with the loss of -the
'catch-up period" which Christmas
vacation allows at the end of the
Dr. R.M. Miller
of the . History
account because of pressure being applied
by the N.C. - General Assembly; to
standardize student financial policy 4 on
the Consolidated University campuses.
Student body treasurer Guil Waddell
told Legislature he was given three
guarantees by Consolidated .University
President William C. Friday concerning
the future of student funds under the
First, the surplus money from the first
semester budget would be expended only
by Student Legislature.
Second, only Student Legislature
could allocate or reallocate any portion
of the student activity funds.
Third, there would be no ; prior
restraint on how the funds were spent.
"However," said Waddell, "the student
body is rapidly losing confidence in
Waddell said he wouldn't make any
"unilateral decision" to accept the
Administration's "ultimatum" until he
had talked with the treasurers of the
Residence College Federation and the
presidents of the Carolina Union, the
Spurgeon Dental Society, the Whitehead
Medical Society and the Student Bar
the new acquisition system for student
funds and called for the aid of
Consolidated University President William
C. Friday in alleviating the situation.
The incidents leading to the censorship
charge began when Guil Waddell, student
again," he said. "It will make our position
that much weaker."
In response to questioning, Day noted
administration tactics had been
disagreeable. He asked RCF
representatives to air their grievances with
Vice-Chancellor of Business and Finance
"I don't think Eagles will be too eager
to meet in this case,"'replied Miller. Some
others echoed doubt over the possibility
of reaching satisfactory understanding
with Eagles, but all pledged their efforts
to work through administrative channels.
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vacation period allows many students to
finish papers and prepare for final
Miller added, "I don't feel we should
begin the semester during the hottest
time of the summer and eliminate the
catch-up period during Christmas.
"I don't see why the Duke and State
tails should wag the Chapel Hill dogs."
Many other members of the Council
voiced similar concern over the loss of
Christmas vacation as a preparation
period for final exams and finishing the
Aldin Lynn of the Political Science
Department said that if the calendar is
changed, there will be a conflict between
the primary election date and the date of
final exams in the spring.
Sitterson said, "I assure you that any
student who wishes to vote would be
given a different day to take the exam."
Dr. James Leutze of the History
Department said the change in the
calendar would prevent the calendars of
North Carolina public schools and UNC
Waddell saw several objections to
switching financial systems at this time.
"Our auditing fees would go up, we
would lose some interest on the money
and Student Government would lose its
check-writing function," he said.
In other action, Legislature overrode
Student Body President Tom Bello's veto
of the Legislature's finance bill by a vote
of 32-1, with three abstentions.
The bill will provide $900 for
electronic voting and $1,000 for the
Carolina Choir. In addition, the remaining
Student Government money can't be
spent without the consent of Legislature,
and all executive appointments must have
Two amendments to the judicial
reform bill were added.
The first places all power for judicial
review in the hands of Legislature.
The second closed the judicial records
to public view unless a subpoena was
A late bill off the floor created a
commission to study the possibility of
hiring an attorney to protect student
rights and incorporating Student
body treasurer, and Ken Day, chairman
of the Audit Board of the Student
Activities Fund, took four requisitions to
the Trust Fund office for checks to be
issued under the new accounting system.
Two of the checks were to pay for the
band and the security guard at a dance
Morrison Residence College held Friday
Eight. One check was to finance a party
for Craig Residence College also held
The fourth check was to be made out
to Student Graphics, the print shop for
the Tar Heel, a portion of which was to
go to pay the Chapel Hill Weekly for the
actual printing costs of the DTH.
The DTH requisition was made out for
the printing and publishing cost bill
which was presented to the Tar Heel last
Waddell said that checks for all the
requisitions were made out at the Trust
Fund office and that all but the Tar Heel
check were approved by Morriss Bass,
assistant vice chancellor for finance.
According to a memorandum sent to
Waddell by the Office of Vice Chancellor
of Business and Finance, Joseph C.
Eagles, Jr., no checks would be approved
by the Trust Fund Office unless that
: account were certified as exhausted.
According to both Day and Waddell,
the Trust Fund Office had received no
certification of this kind from the
Student Activities Fund office for the
checks that were approved nor for the
Tar Heel check.
"Mr. Bass felt that the prior contract
for the residence college parties was a
request of impending urgency; apparently
he did not feel the same urgency for the
DTH check," Day said.
"Because of the existence of the prior
contract," Day continued, "insofar as I'm
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina,
"This would cause a hardship upon
those who wish to take vacations with
their families during the Labor Day
weekend," he said.
Student Body President Tom Bello
addressed the Council and said the
"majority sentiment of students is
"But support for the change is not
complete," Bello said. "Some students
wish to use Christmas vacation to prepare
Dr. Dan Okun, chairman of the
Council, said that most of the faculty
"see it very desirable to have Christmas
vacation before exams.
"But higher education needs adequate
resources," Okun said. "Some would be
negated if they couldn't be made
available at State and Duke -because of
"I believe we are in a bind. For the
sake of education, we need to revise our
Near the end of the discussion of the
calendar revision, Miller asked for a vote
from the Council to ascertain the group's
i position. But there was no vote, and the
? subject was dropped several minutes later.
In other action, the Council passed
memorial resolutions for the late Dr. NJB.
Adams, professor emeritus of Spanish;
the late Dr. R.H. Hutton, associate
director of N.C. Memorial Hospital and
assistant professor in the Department of
i Hospital Administration; and the late Dr.
- J.L. Morrison, of the Journalism School.
The Council also established a
' Distinguished Alumnus Award because
' "honorary degrees are inadequate to
-: distinguish alumnus who have made great
The Council was also given reports
from its Committee on Faculty Welfare,
- Committee on Building and Grounds and
the Commission on Proposed Change in
i the Structure of Higher Education, f
The Carolina Union, after last year
answering such relevant questions as
'"What is a squab?" and "Who played the
drums in the movie version of The Ten
Commandments'?" will present opening
ght of the second annual Quiz Bowl on
'March 8, in room 202 of the Carolina
Union at 2 p.m.
Competition will continue each
Monday through Thursday night until a
dinner has been determined from the .
four-man teams made up by residence
halls, fraternities, sororities and
aware this is a unique instance, an
exception to the general rule which they
would apply to not write checks without
Gooding did not accept the reasoning
behind the urgency of the prior contract
for the parties and not for the contracts
under which the Tar Heel operates.
Gooding's statement reads:
"This is an act of financial censorship
against The DaUy Tar Heel.
"The decision is blatantly
discriminatory. The administration
apparently feels that. the two contracts
the Tar Heel has with its printers are not
as important as a contract with a
"This is probably because the
administration would be glad to see the
demise of the Tar Heel.
"The decision came out of an office
that has fought the Tar Heel financially
for nearly a year. We find this refusal
consistent with an administration policy
of attacking the paper. Mr. Eagles, in1
particular, has done all in his power to
destroy a student-operated print shop.
This act harms not only the financial
interests of the Tar Heel but also that of
this print shop.
'The administration promised they
would . exercise no veto power over
student fees-they lied.
"If " President Friday expects the
students to place any credibility on his
word, he had better act on this matter
"We have long respected President
Friday for his fairness, I hope he will not
let us down in this instance."
Robert Grady, a member of the
Publications Board and chairman of the
Student Legislature Finance Committee
which froze all student funds except
those for the DTH and WCAR Thursday
due to the accounting hassle, expressed
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Saturday7February 6, 1971
University Provost J.C. Morrow Friday told the Faculty Council that the
calendar committee recommended that fall semester exams be scheduled before
Christmas next year. The council took no action on the recommendation. (Staff
photo by Johnny Lindahl)
Mi (DIME OOWli
The format is patterned after the now
departed "G.E. College Bowl," placing a
little more emphasis on questions of
amusing trivia than did the television
The first team to answer the toss-up
question worth 1 0 points gets a chance at
the harder 20-point bonus question. The '
team ahead at the end of the playing
period will advance into the next round.
Recreation Committee Chairman Rick
Gary says the length of the playing period
will now be measured by a specific
number of toss-up questions instead of a
his full support for the Tar Heel's
Grady said the Publications Board had
signed a three year contract with the
Chapel Hill Weekly this fall for the
continued printing of fhe Tar Heel.
"We were threatened with a $250,000
lawsuit this summer by Omlle Campbell
(owner of the Weekly) when we talked of
no longer printing there. The Pub Board
was informed that Lagles was willing to
go to court against the DTH if we did not
continue printing with the Weekly,"
. "We'll hold out as long as possible."
"Every penny we have will be spent on
subsidizing the Tar Heel and other
organizations before we will send any
money over to the administration,"
The controversy over the accounting
system for the quarter of a million dollars
collected annually in student fees arose
last week when the Student Activities
Fund Office was informed that all
student fees were now being deposited in
a trust fund and that a double requisition
would be in effect.
The administration, however, has
refused to approve any requisitions from
the Trust Fund unless the accounts at the
Student Activities Fund Office are
exhausted either by spending it or by
transferring the money to the trust fund.
A surplus of between $40,000 and
550,000 exists in the present Student
Activities accounts, according to Grady.
It is this money which must be cleared
from the accounts before the
administration says it will clear any
checks from the trust fund.
Three checks, however, were approved
today from the trust
f u n d n o t w i t h s t a n d i n g the
administration's stated policy thus
starting the controversy.
Founded February 23, 1893
time limit. The change was caused by
complaints from last year that the
different professors who moderate the
round paced the questions at different
speeds so as, .not to be uniform for
Quiz Bowl was born from an idea in
Sept., 1969, at a planning retreat for
Union chairmen at Southern Pines. Long
preparation was required as the
Recreation Committee assembled
thousands of questions drawing from
sources such as study guides for law
boards and encyclopedias.