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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Tuesday, February 9, 1971
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Union President Richie Leonard said
Monday he has doubts about the new
system of student fees and expressed
concern about whether the University
would censor any Union programs.
The charges in disbursement of
student activities fees has had no effect
on the operation of the Carolina Union
thus far, Union Director Howard Henry
"We haven't had any notification at
this point of any changes which will
affect us," Henry said. "The 'wait and
see thing is what we have to do. There
will probably be some adjustments and
changes in techniques to be made."
The handling of student activities fees
was recently switched from the Student
Activities Fund (SAF) office to the
University Accounting Office.
"While they say tnere will be no
censorship, I'm just not sure they will be
willing to pay for some of our programs,"
Leonard said a recent survey made by
the sociology department indicated
students want more controversial
"Students are going to want more
controversial speakers," Leonard said,
"and we will pay for these speakers
through the Carolina Forum.
"I just can't imagine a check made out
to Stokely Carmichael which is signed by
(Vice Chancellor) Joe Eagles."
But there has been no problem so far
with Union funds, Leonard said. He said
the check for Sunday's Livingston Taylor
concert was made out in the office of
Mrs. Frances Sparrow, who headed the
SAF office under the old financial
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Leonard said he is not sure what will
happen to funds raised by the
Union-about $65,000 during the fall
semester under the new system. The
funds will either be left in Mrs. Sparrow's
office or placed in the Trust Fund of the
new system, he said.
Henry said he feels funds raised by the
Union will still ultimately be returned to
Leonard said he also objects to the
way the change in financial systems was
handled. He said:
"If the change was done properly, it
would have taken a student-faculty
committee nearly a semester to work out
the details. Especially in a university like
UNC, student participation is pointed out
by administrators, but students were left
out of the planning.
"This undercut what faith I ever had
in the administration."
Henry said the change in financial
systems was a "sudden thing. The impact
of the change got a lot of people upset,"
he said, "but we will just have to wait and
see what happens."
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Charlie O'Connell (r.), veteran San Francisco Bay
Bomber, exhibits form that won him the Roller Derby's
1970 Most Valuable Player Award. Roller Derby appears
Performing before a sell-out crowd in Memorial Hall, Livingston Taylor picks out
one of the easy going tunes on which his growing musical acclaim is founded. (Staff
photo by Leslie Todd)
Wilson apologizes for paper
DTM mmay cease:
by Glenn Brank
. The Daily Tar Heel may be forced to
cease publication for some "indefinite
period of time," DTH Business Manager
Robert Wilson announced Monday as he
apologized for the extensive advertising in
the Tuesday morning issue.
In 78 years, the paper has never missed
a day of scheduled publication.
Wilson cited lack of funds, specifically
more than $4,500 in printing bills, as
reason for a possible shut-down. "We are
faced with a crisis," he said, "but I am
optimistic that an agreement will be
"Until that moment, I will act as if
each day's paper is the last."
Student fees for the DTH are currently
frozen in a University trust-fund. The
DTH presented requisitions Friday for
printing bills. No checks were
Wilson explained three-quarters of
DTH operating costs are paid by
advertising, while the remainder is
financed by student fees. "But with
monthly bills of $12,000, these student
fees about $3,000 is money we have to
have," he said.
Thursday night at 8
related story, page 4.
Wilson said he had been given no
reason for the holdup.
"They- may have had the courtesy, to
explain"" to the ' person who took the
requisitions, but they have not had the
courtesy to give any official explanation
to me," he said.
"Tuesday (today) we will resubmit
these requisitions in the hope that these
checks will be released," he said, "but I
wasn't hired by the students of this
University to run a paper in the red."
"I am publicly announcing that at this
time, the DTH will publish as many pages
as advertising pays for.
"The inside pages for Tuesday are
filled with ads," he continued. "I
apologize to the students of this campus
that the centerfold of the paper looks like
an ad sheet. This has been very degrading
for the paper."
Wilson placed blame for the crisis on
University administrators. "The paper is
not getting the money it is entitled to,"
"Only the students have the right to
stop publication. The administration does
not have the authority to deprive
students of their paper."
Wilson said he would hold all revenue
collected by the paper in order to
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by Terry Cheek
Student Body Vice President Bill Blue
called on the student body Monday to
rally against the administration's
take-over of student fees disbursement.
."If you're willing to fight the
administration, to talk to President
Friday or even to go to Raleigh, let me
know," said Blue. 'This issue, the issue of
your money, is one that we can solve if
you give us your help."
As a last resort, Blue said he would
favor abolishing student activities fees
rather than submitting to administration
controls of Student Government finances.
Both Student Body President Tommy
Bello and Blue cited the history of the
financial independence of Student
Government at Carolina and called for a
return of the control of fees to the
Student Activities Office.
"A valuable tradition and a heretofore
healthy situation must not be so casually
tossed aside," said Bello. "Taking into
consideration the history surrounding the
student activities fee, its symbolic
significance, and the difficulties of this
past week, I can say without hesitation
that the decision already in effect for the
continue publication as long as possible.
"I -am personally holding every dollar of
advertising from the t DTH in trust," he .
said. "This money is the only thing we
have to run on."
He mentioned alternate means of
income. "We have the possibility of
immediate rate increases but this would
be unfair to our advertisers. We now have
a fair rate."
Wilson expressed gratitude to
advertisers and creditors for their
understanding and patience.
The student fund controversy began
last week when student, government
officials announced all student fees would
be transferred to a University trust-fund
subject to state auditing.
Under the new system, requisitions .
presented to the Student Activities office
must clear administration accounting -before
checks are written. Formerly,'
.checks were written and signed in the
Student Aid Office.
On Feb. 5, Joseph C. Eagles,
vice-chancellor of Business and Finance,
announced the new system could not go
into effect until all Student Activity
accounts were closed out. Student
Government officials refused to comply,
saying they had been led to believe the
by Chris Cobbs
RALEIGH Carolina survived stifling
pressure, deafening sound and leaping Ed
Leftwich to edge N.C. State 65-63 on Lee
Dedmon's pair of free throws in the last
28 seconds here Monday night.
Dedmon, the 6-1 1 senior center, made
half of a one-and-one opportunity with
28 seconds left, then threw in the second
of two shots four seconds from the end.
Both opportunities resulted from State
forwards fouling the slender pivotman.as
he rebounded missed shots by the
Wolfpack's Joe Dunning.
The tense victory gave Carolina a 6-1
record in Atlantic Coast Conference play
and dropped State's mark 3-4. The Tar
Heels are now 14-3 overall.
State, which charged into a tie at
63-all when Leftwich followed another
Dunning miss, never led in the second
half although a highly vocal Reynolds
Coliseum throng of 12.400 applauded
every Wolfpack move.
The Pack, in fact, has never beaten
l:'C here in the five-year tenure of
Coach Norm Sloan. His record against the
Tar Heels, believe il or not. is 1-11 and
none of the current Carolina seniors has
?ost to State. ,.
University to handle the student activities
fee was hastily and improperly conceived,
and remains inappropriate and
"I'm afraid most students don't realize
the severity of the actions currently
taking place," Blue said. 'The current
embargo of the DTH is only the
beginning. In the future, I have no doubt
that any organization daring to question
administrative supremacy will be
Blue's and Bello's statements came
after last week's change in the method of
disbursement of student fees and the
subsequent refusal of the administration
to release funds for the printing of the
Daily Tar Heel.
Last Tuesday University officials
informed Student Government that
responsibility for disbursing funds from
student fees would be removed from the
student-funded Student Activity Fund
(SAF) office and placed in a centralized,
University-run trust fund operation.
On Thursday Joseph C. Eagles,'
vice-chancellor for financial affairs, said
no funds from spring semester fees would
be released until Student Government
had either expended the funds presently
held in SAF accounts or closed out the
, Robert Wilson
system would operate immediately and
without regard to previous accounts.
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"Winning a game like this has to help
us," said UNC Coach Dean Smith.
"Coming against a very fired-up Stale
team on the State court, it gives us great
confidence going into the last half of the
"We certainly showed a lot of poise. I
am especially proud of our seniors it's a
tribute to them that they never lost
The Tar Heel coach also had special
words for forward Bill Chamberlain. "He
was really active on the boards and had
an outstanding performance."
The New York City junior accounted
for 1 8 points, high for the Tar Heels, and
grabbed nine rebounds to also pace the
team in that department.
Carolina hit a relatively poor 46.8
percent of its field goals, but limited
State to 40 percent. UNC also held a
slight edge on the boards, 38-35.
The Tar Heels led by as much as 15
points in the first half and were on the
long end of a 38-30 score at intermission.
Chamberlain tossed in 10 points in the
period and snared eight rebounds. Dennis
Wuycik. who played much of the second
half with four fouls, had eight, as did
Dedmon in Ihe firs! 20 minutes.
accounts by depositing the SAf funds in
the trust fund.
The administration Friday refused to
authorize a requisition for the printing
and publishing costs of the DTH, while
releasing funds for two residence college
Blue called on the student body to
support Student Government efforts to
reclaim control of student fees.
Blue said students could pressure the
administration by expressing "genuine
concern" with letters and petitions and
Bello outlined the history of the
independence of student fees since their
voluntary institution in 1932.
"The independence of student fees,
student publications, and Student
Government is one of this University's
longest and noblest traditions," related
Bello. "And this tradition has been
affirmed more than once by the
University Board of Trustees."
"On Jan. 26, 1971, this tradition was
violated. Without any prior notice,
written or verbal, the Chapel Hill
financial administration announced to the
Student Activities Fund Office that
effective Feb. 1, 1971, the University,
not students, would be dispensing student
activity funds. Looking back on a hectic,
frustrating week of trying to work with
this new system and handle the situation
internally, I now find the current set-up
Bello continued to say he is asking
Chancellor J. Carlyle Sitterson to release
student activities money now being held
for this semester to the Student Activities
Office, "in an effort to remedy the
situation and to restore mutual trust."
"After this money has been released,"
said Bello, "I would ask Chancellor
Sitterson to appoint a negotiating
committee, involving the Consolidated
University if necessary, to begin drawing
up with Student Government leaders a
contractual agreement for the dispersal of
student activities money."
Carolina seemed safely out front, at
50-39, with 14 minutes to go as the Tar
Heels worked smoothly in the boisterous
But then the crowd revved up and
with all lights blazing on the
"sound-ometer," the Wolfpack charged.
Four minutes later, State was within four
and it remained that close the remainder
of the contest.
Carolina played deliberately, with
every one handling the ball down the
stretch, "but we did not go into a stall,"
according to Smith.
Leftwich keyed State's late effort as
he broke loose for eight points in the
concluding seven minutes. He led all
scorers with 24 points and tied Paul
Coder with nine rebounds to pace the
Wolfpack on the boards.
"He had a great game," said Sloan,
"his best of the season. He is capable of
. playing like this all the time and I look
for him to continue this way.
"We had our chance and losing hurts,
but that's life. Games like this make you
thankful for March and the ACC
For Carolina, which is not looking that
far ahead with five ACC road games
staring i! in the face, Dedmon scored 14
points, Wuycik 12, and guards Steve
Previs and George Kail seven apiece.