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by Rick Gray
The problem is communication at this point."
That is what University Comptroller David M.
Johnson said last Thursday when asked about the
proposed changes in the disbursement system for
student activities fees.
The problem from the beginning has been one
of communication, or at least one of no
communication at all.
When the decision to study the possibility of
switching the handling of student fees from the
Student Activities Fund (SAF) office to the
University accounting office was first discussed by
University officials last October, Consolidated
University President William C Friday instructed
the six chancellors to include students in the local
But the first Student Government officials
heard of the proposed switch was the last week of
exams, and at that time local administrators had
already mapped out a plan for the switch,
according to several sources.
Students from this campus first met with
administrators to discuss the switch last Tuesday
when Student Body President Tom Bello,
Treasurer Guil Waddell and SAF 'Audit Board
Chairman Ken Day met with CU officials,
Chancellor J. Carlyle Sitterson and Vice
Chancellor Joseph C. Eagles.
"Originally there, was a question in my mind as
to the amount of power the University
administration will exercise over the student
funds," Bello said after the meeting.
"At most, the adrninistration will only dispense
the student funds," he continued. "There is no
doubt in my mind that the administration will not
exercise veto power over those funds."
' Therefore, the argument between- student
government and the administration seemed settled.
The students and administrators walked out of the
Tuesday meeting saying they were in total
The switch was to begin immediately.
But communication, or the lack thereof,
interfered again a day later when the Residence
College Federation announced their opposition to
RCF funds come from room rent, and have
been handled by the SAF office in the past. No
RCF representative was invited to the Tuesday
"The RCF does not recognize any actions taken
as binding unless the RCF is properly consulted
and gives proper consent," RCF co-chairman Mark
Evens said Wednesday.
Before anyone had a chance to consult RCF
officials, Student Government and Vice Chancellor
Eagles were in conflict apLn over the move
Eagles informed the SAF office that all its
accounts would have to be completely closed out
before the new system could be begun.
Student Government balked. Waddell said
Eagles' move was a breach of the trust established
at the Tuesday meeting, and the Finance
Committee of Student Legislature voted
immediately and unanimously to freeze all
Student Government funds except for those of
The Daily Tar Heel and WCAR.
Waddell carried four requisitions to the
University accounting office Friday for checks to
cover residence college dances and a printing bill
for The Daily Tar HeeL
The Daily Tar Heel check was the only one not
approved by the administration, and editor Tom
Gooding charged the University with "financial
censorship" of the paper.
Somewhere, someone had misunderstood one
of the understandings worked out during the past
week. Either Student Government officials were
mistaken in thinking the new system would begin
regardless of the balance left in old accounts or
administrators were mistaken in thinking they had
the power to require SAP accounts be closed out.
No new developments occurred over the
Student Government officials, both those in the
executive office and legislators, have objected to
the move on the grounds that it would allow the
adrnixdstration to exercise a veto over student
expenditures, and they argue that the
adrniriistration would quite possibly be able to
prevent funding of any agency or activity of which
they did not approve.
The administration counters that they have no
desire to exercise a veto over student spending and
that the system is to be one of disbursement and
To that point, SG leaders say they are willing to
have an outsider, an independent efficiency
expert, evaluate the two accounting systems to see
which is better. Students are confident that the
SAF method would be found far superior to the
This student argument is dismissed by the
University. Officials say it does not matter which
is more efficient. What matters, they say, is that
there must be some system of continual auditing
of funds available under regulations spelled out by
the State Auditor's Office.
There has been no audit of the SAF books in
15 years, administrators say, and if the N.C
General Assembly were to find out, they would be '
Students, in response to that argument, are
quick to point out that the possibility of an audit
of SAF books was discussed by the University in
1964 and discounted as being too expensive and
WaddslI sail last week that the SAF office was
indeed audited for a number of years, from its
founding in 1932 through 1954. The annual audit
was dropped by the University after 1954, Waddell
said, because it was "too expensive and
"There has to be an" audit, one University
official said last week, "or we'll have the General
Assembly all over our backs."
Waddell answered that statement by saying he
was in complete agreement, that he welcomed an
audit and that he had been working to hire a
private certified public accountant to audit the
SAF books at the end of this financial year.
In 1932 the founding of the SAF offices gave
Student Government its first real power. The
control of pursestrings has long been the power
which has given legislative assemblies the power to
go against the will of kings.
Control of the SAF has been the major
foundation for Student Government.
Money has become the basis of power for the
"independent Student Government" talked about
in UNCs brochures and handbooks, and SG is now
fighting a move which it feels will erode that
"They want to bankrupt us," SL Finance
Committee chairman Robert Grady said Thursday.
"Money is the only power we've got."
And as it stands now, Student Government is
fighting a losing battle to keep their total control
of that money.
Vol. 78, No. 88
..... : freedom
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Monday; February 8, 1971
Founded February 23, 1893
pm raofectt Mnetoe eMDve
by Karen Jurgensen
The possibility that Project Hinton
may move into Spencer Dormitory has
brought complaints from residents in that
Fenna Boon, a Spencer resident, said
Friday that a petition against the move
will be presented to Dean of Student
airs ij. aineytxyaa yr-,----. ..-..
ine protest was provoKea by the
Indorsement of the notion by a student
evaluating committee from the Project
and the consideration of the move by the
Chancellor's Evaluating Committee. The
second committee is evaluating the entire
project in all its aspects as an experiment.
Susan Oldham, a member of the
Project committee, said that Spencer is
"by far the. best" possibility for
relocation. "Spencer has more advantages
than the others."
The project is located at present in
and-tnt& floors.- Project- kd visor Jim
Wharton explained that Spencer was
considered the best location for several
Wharton listed the advantages of
Spencer as the dining room and kitchen,
ew onus system
The final legal steps necessary for the
operation of a Chapel Hill- Carrboro bus
system to start by March 1 5 were decided
upon last week.
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen
formally ratified the agreement with
Raleigh City Coach Lines, Inc. to provide
the $2,000 subsidy as its portion of the
money to keep the system in operation if
it loses money as expected.
The Board of Aldermen of Chapel Hill
made a similar agreement several weeks
ago, consenting to pay up to $10,000 to
subsidize the proposed system.
Joint Transportation Commission
chairman George Lathrop tole the
Commission in its regular meeting
Thursday the $12,000 total subsidy r
would keep the system in operation until
at least the end of this fiscal year.
A special public hearing has been set
for the week of Feb. 15 to give the
citizens of the area a chance to express
their views on the proposed routes, and
fares. The exact date, time and place for
the hearing have not been finalized.
The bus system as now proposed and
worked out by Lathrop in consultation
with R.L. Denton, head of the Raleigh
City Coach Lines, will operate three
routes in the two towns with 25 cents
fare for each route.
A transfer charge of 10 cents will be
made to passengers who transfer from
one route to another at the central
junction , point to be located somewhere
in the downtown Chapel Hill area.
The routes as now proposed are:
Eastgate Route-Begin at Epheses
Church Road and follow to intersection
with Longleaf Drive; then go down
Longleaf to the intersection of Willow
Drive, through Ridgefield to 15-501
Bypass, going toward Glen Lennox; then
take Brandon Road in Glen Lennox, past
Flemming Road to Hamilton Road to NC
54 into town by way of South Road and
Columbia Street, to Franklin Street, then
out Franklin . Street to Eastgate,
completing the loop. .
Carrboro Route-Begin on Franklin
Street going south to Columbia Street
then to Cameron Avenue; then West to
Mallette St., and north on Mallette to
Franklin; then go west to Weaver and
main Streets intersection; then southwest
to Greensboro Street; then north on
Greensboro to Simpson Street; Then
down Simpson Street to NC 54; east on
54 to Westview Drive; Then down K
Street (off Davie Road) to Fidelity
Street; Then down Fidelity Street to
Carrboro Town Hall; then down
Hillsborough Street to Main following
Main to Franklin; then take the final
block on Rosemary.
Airport Route Begin at Franklin and
Columbia Streets, go south on Columbia
to Cameron; then west on Cameron to
Graham Street; then up South Graham to
Franklin and Rosemary; cross Rosemary
on South Graham going out to Gomains
Street; turn east on Gomains, crossing by
way of Edward's Alley and Mitchell Lane
to Clark Street; then to Chruch Street to
Rosemary; Then east on Rosemary and
back to Franklin; then one loop around
Franklin going north on Columbia Street
to Longview; then left on Longview to
Pritchard; then to Umstead Drive; then
east to Bradley to Barkley; then east to
Airport Road; on Airport Road toward
town to Hillsborough Road; then up
Hillsborough and on to Rosemary then
back to Franklin.
the size, the location and the potential
for classroom space. There are some 1 50
students involved in classes taught in the
Project at present.
An especially important factor is that
in Spencer project members would be
able to eat together, said Wharton.
Members are at present "making do" with
small kitchen facilities in James but
would like, very, much -lb have bona fide
and eating facilities, he continued.
Wharton said that for the first time
this year Spencer has not required girls
to at in its dining room and that now
the dining room is losing money.
"Those of us who have lived in
Spencer are pretty strongly against
moving Project Hinton into the dorm,"
said Miss Boon. She explained that the
dorm is the "best, oldest and most
prestigious and mothers want their
Miss Boon feels that it would upset the
alumni if the move were made. She
mentioned as alternative locations
Connor or Parker dormitories.
"There's a lot of sentiment against it,"
said Miss Boon. "They're special on their
ninth and tenth floors of James. Just for
practical reasons another place would be
"Sure, maybe we're being sentimental
but we have a right to be. Project Hinton
is a cohesive unit. Spencer is a cohesive
unit. Why destroy one for the sake of the
other. I think we should keep both of
Asked about the "cohesive unit,"
Patsy Walters, who just moved from
Spencer into the Project, said, "It is
definitely not. I suppose it can be, it is
for maybe half of the girls,
"The location and the dining room are
advantages but it's just a place to live. If
it is united, it has become so in the fight
against the Project."
She said the dorm is traditional
"largely because of the housemother."
Miss Walters feels that the traditions are
imposed upon the residents of the
Robert Kepner, director of Residential
Life, said Friday, "There are no plans
right now to use Spencer or any other
building (for the Project)."
He explained that' plans at; this stage
would be premature until the report of
the Chancellor's committee is made and
acted upon. That report, he said, will
determine whether there is a Project next
Project Hinton was begun two years
ago as a "living-learning" experiment and
was scheduled then to be evaluated at this
time to determine if the experiment
would become a reality.
The report will be presented to the
Chancellor Wednesday afternoon. The
recommendations will not be known until
the Chancellor reveals them.
Wharton said that he felt that the
faculty members he had heard testify for
the committee were in favor of
continuing the Profect and making the
move into Spencer.
What does one do to clean out the Union parking lot after a thaw. Unplug the
drain, of course. Thurston Farrar is doing his best but the sea of mud is hard to
overcome. (Staff photo by Johnny Lindahl)
Sit si 1
Major road test set for Heels
by Chris Cobbs
Ed Leftwich was a kid singing a mean
tune about this time a year ago.
A sophomore starting and starring on a
team for which things were going right
and which, of course, eventually won the
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by Harry Smith
Faculty members and student leaders
met for a second time Sunday afternoon
in the Law School lounge to further
organize plans for Washington Witness II.
The purpose of the trip by students,
and faculty to Washington, D.C. is to talk
with Congressional leaders, urgin them to
support specific legislation to end the
A public meeting has been scheduled
for 8 p.m. tonight in 105 Gardner to
discuss plans for the trip with interested
students, faculty and staff members and
A trip has been scheduled for Feb. 23.
A committee has been formed to work
through the YMCA, the Wesley
Foundation and Chi Psi fraternity to
Toweh Ib&Mka aft
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by Evans Witt
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen have
decided not to ask for a court injunction
against the University concerning the
recent electric rate increase.
In a special session, the Board last
week voted instead to pursue at this time
the course of obtaining a hearing before
the full UNC Board of Trustees for
reconsideration of the rate increase.
The Board voted at its January
meeting to seek an injunction against the
University to prohibit the 12 ana a half
percent increase which went into effect
Town Attorney W.W. Staton, however,
advised the Board to seek the public
hearing as a preliminary step before any
legal action is taken.
The University announced the rate
increase in December through University
Service Plants Director Grey Culbreth.
The reason given for the increase,
which is now being challenged by
Carrboro, was that the wholesale supplier
of electricity to the University Duke
Power Company, had raised their
wholesale rates 18.46 percent in
Culbreth also said the University only
buys 75 per cent of its power from Duke
Power with the remaining 25 per cent
being generated at the University's
Cameron Ave. steam plant.
Another reason given for the rate
increase by Culbreth was the increase in
the cost of fuel for the production of
electricity at the Cameron Ave. plant.
Carrboro is also currently embroiled
with the University in a legal battle over
the water rates the University charges.
The University raised the rates over
100 percent this past summer with
Carrboro refusing to pay the increase.
The University then filed suit against the
town to force the payment.
Atlantic Coast Conference championship,
he came on strong and arrogant.
He compared himself favorably with
Carolina's Charlie Scott in terms of
physical ability and value to his team.
The 6-5 guard-forward also tabbed
N.C. State the equal of any team in the
organize buses for the trip. Statewide ,
activities will be coordinated by the N.C.
Veterans for Peace.
The Sunday meeting resulted in the'
following statement to be placed as an
advertisement in several newspapers in he
Does is make sense to disengage from
the Vietnam war by entending it to
country after country? To protect the
withdrawal of our troops from Vietnam,
we are massively increasing our air
activity throughout the area and
supporting South Vietnamese troops as
they range widely beyond their borders.
Does that make sense?
Are we protecting our national
honor and credibility by destroying
without limit? Twenty-five per cent of
our allies in South Vietnam alone are now
homeless refugees; hundred of innocent
people are killed weekly by our air
attacks in Indochina. Is that what we
-The morale and the ethics of our
army are disintegrating as the war drags
on: drug-taking is rampant; authority is
being undermined as men threaten their
officers; innocent civilians are being killed
out of fear, frustration and hate.
After 10 years of fighting and the
loss of 50,0.00 American lives alone, we
believe our military obligations to South
Vietnam are at an end.
As it turned out, Scott settled any
doubts about the validity of the first
Leftwich claim when he scored 28 points
to lead the Tar Heels to a 78-69 win.
Scott also outpointed and outplayed his
younger adversary in their second
meeting, an 88-86 UNC victory.
The Wolfpack later made off with the
ACC tournament title after South
Carolina's John Roche wrecked his ankle.
But both the team and Leftwich have
since descended to earth.
As a matter of fact, the Wolfpack
stands only 10-6 for the year and 3-3 in
the ACC. Leftwich is averaging 17.4
points a game, but his three for 13
shooting as the Pack bowed to Virginia
Saturday did little for his self-esteem.
Traveling to Raleigh for a 9 p.m. TV
match with this struggling but dangerous
team, Carolina gets another sampling of
Leftwich tonight, which isn't likely to
give the Tar Heels a psychosis.
They will be concerned, however,
about the ill-luck which has accompanied
all ACC teams on the road this year and
about the always hostile Reynolds
The Tar Heels are about as popular
there as Leftwich and aggressive
teammate Dan Wells are in Carmichael
State succeeded in handing the Tar
Heels one of their three losses when they
met in a pre-Christmas Big Four
tournament in Greensboro. Carolina had
what Coach Dean Smith termed its
poorest game of the year against the Pack
in that meeting.
State had the same type of effort in
falling to Virginia Saturday. Coach Norm
Sloan criticized his tm for standing
around and failing to work the ball inside.
It therefore seems likely that both
squads will be wary but eager, determined
but hardly arrogant in tonight's contest.
Leftwich, for one, will be whistling in a