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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Wednesday, February 10, 197T
Vol. 78, No. 90
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by Lou Bonds
A requisition to pay for printing The
Daily Tar Heel was approved by the
University Trust Fund Office Tuesday
after a statement released by Chancellor
J. Carlyle Sitterson reversed the funds
The statement by the Chancellor said
all requisitions presented to the trust
fund office by authorized students will be
honored "without regard to student fee
funds now available in the Student
Vice Chancellor Joseph C. Eagles had
by Evans Witt
Two administration officials were
accused Tuesday of badgering the head of
the Student Activities Fund and
attempting to avoid cooperation with her
by Robert Grady;: chairman of : the"
Student Legislature Finance Committee
and a member of the Publications Board.
The incidents upon which Grady based
bi3 charges occurred when Mrs. Frances
Sparrow went to the University Trust
Fund Office to pick up some checks for
The Daily Tar Heel under the new
Norris F. Bass, assistant vice chancellor
for finance, and David M. Johnson,
accounting officer, were the officials
named by Grady in the accusations.
"I felt like Mrs. Sparrow was badgered
in there. They bitched at her from the
minute she walked in the office until the
minute she walked out," Grady said.
Grady called on Chancellor J. Carlyle
Sitterson to put an end to the lack of
cooperation and poor attitude.
"I hope it won't happen again. I hope
Chancellor Sitterson will intervene and let
them know they have to cooperate 100
percent," Grady commented.
Mrs. Sparrow had gone to the Trust
Fund Office to pick up checks for funds
that were unfrozen today through a
memorandum of Chancellor Sitterson and
Vice Chancellor J.C. Eagles, Jr.
' Grady narrated some of the
by Harry Smith
About 50 people faculty and
students -gathered in 105 Gardner
Monday night to diciss plans for
Washington Witness II, a trip by students
and faculty to Washington, D.C., to
discuss with Congressional leaders sp ,iiic
legislation to end the it ir j china.
The trip, schedu -J for Feb. 23, was
initially planned by concerned faculty
members. Student Body President
Tommy Bello chaired the meeting and
gave a short introductory speech. Reports
from the committee chairmen followed.
The committee chairman include
Henry Landsberger, liaison with the
' faculty; Virginia Carson, state-wide
i coordinator; Gerry Adams, press and
publicity; Alden Lind, coordinator with
Young Democrats and State Legislature;
Irian Pollitt, Congressional contact;
I Tommy Bello, student coordinator; Bob
'Johnson and Chi Psi Fraternity,
transportation and ticket sales; Judy
I Two persons from N.C. State attended
the meeting, including the coordinator
there, Rev. Taylor Scott,
f It was decided quarter-page
advertisements will be placed in The
Charlotte Observer and The Raleigh News
and Observer on Sunday.
student surplus funds
said last week that no requisitions could
be approved until all the accounts in the
Student Activities Office had been closed
out. The Daily Tar Heel had been refused
its funds for printing Friday and was in
danger of having to suspend publication.
In other action Student . Body
Treasurer Guil Waddell replied to
Sitterson's message by suggesting a
hearing on the student fee systems before
State Auditor Henry Bridgers or the
Executive Committee of the Trustees.
Waddell also expressed concern for the
formation 5 of a Graduate Student
Association and the separation of funds
without the approval of Student
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conversation which took place as follows:
"You know you canT come in here
like this whenever you feel like for
checks," Bass said. "Why don't you use
the funds you've got over in the Student
Activities Fund Office?"
'Well, the Tar HeeLhas already used
up " its fees from s ine w firsf semester,"
"You'd better not sign a statement
like that," Bass replied.
Mrs. Sparrow then replied, "IH certify
"Then why didn't you do that earlier
this week and save us all this bother. We
know you've got the money up there,"
Bass reportedly said:
At this point Johnson entered the
"Do you have invoices to verify this
requisition for the DTH?" he asked.
Grady commented he felt the attitude
of the two officials was that: "You're
under the Chancellor's wing now and
you'd better not talk nasty to us."
The reason to which Grady attributed
this attitude was the enforced
cooperation the office must now exhibit
with the Student Activities Fund Office.
"They've been forced into cooperation
and I think they're trying to make it
impossible for us to cooperate," Grady
Mrs. Sparrow was obviously upset by
the treatment she received, according to
Grady, but "She maintained her
- The bill which will be discussed with
senators and representatives is the
Vietnam Disengagement Act of 1971,
introduced on Jan. 27. According to Miss
Carson, the bill provides that funds for
military, activities will be cut off after
May 1, 1971, except for safe and orderly
withdrawal of troops, a standstill
cease-fire, exchange of prisoners, and
asylum to those South Vietnamese who
feel imperiled, all of which must be
accomplished by Dec. 31, 1971. She said
it would take a presidential request for a
joint resolution to extend that deadline.
Booths will be set up next week at the
YM-YWCA and at the Carolina Union for
bus tickets and information concerning
A meeting is planned for Feb. 18, for
all persons planning to make the trip. The
meeting will be educational, covering
lobbying techniques. The committee
hopes Rep. Nick Galifianakis of the Fifth
District will be able to address the
meeting A full explanation of the bill
will be made at the meeting.
Miss Carson said students may elect to
drive up to Washington and meet the
group there. The bus will be leaving
Tuesday around 5 a.m. and will return
around 10 p.m. The cost of the bus trip
will be between $10 and $12.
Following a meeting yesterday
between Student Government officials
and administration heads, Sitterson issued
a statement indicating all requisitions,
including the DTH fund request, will be
honored regardless of the accounts with
the Student Activities Office.
"As we have repeatedly emphasized,
the University administration has no
intention of censoring, vetoing, or
otherwise making decisions with respect
to expenditures from these funds," the
Sitterson stipulated two accounts from
which student organizations may draw
One account is the trust fund account
which includes all funds not transferred
to the SAF office prior to Feb. 1 .
To draw funds from this account each
student organization must present a
requisition to . the Student Activities
Office which will then certify the
requisition and pass it to the trust office.
The second account is an investment :
account set up in 1958 to invest the
' remaining surplus of unused student fees
after each year.
Sitterson said all funds in the
investment account may be withdrawn in
lump sums but that no more deposits to
that account will be accepted.
In addition to account charges, an
audit of the University trust fund will be
made annually by the State Auditor's
DTH Business Manager Bob Wilson
responded to the printing requisition's
approval favorably and predicted large
. - gains in Ihe. papers growth by tiie end of
the semester r" ,
"We have got what is rightfully ours,"
Wilson said, e can begin to get back on
a normal schedule of publication."
Wilson added that the new fee
dispersal system will be slower, but "I
think if the system is properly managed
with a sense of fair play by the
administration it will work
Guil Waddell responded to Sitterson's
, statement less favorably.
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Advisory function cited
UNC News Bureau
The appointment of a new 10 man
advisory board for the University of
North Carolina Press was announced here
today by UNC Press Director Matthew
The new Board of Visitors, which
includes 10 professional men,
industrialists and scholars, will serve as
individual consultants to the Press and
w2I meet annually with the Press Board
of Governors, Hodgson said.
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; Waddell recommended students follow
;the recent Student Government call to
rally against the administration's
.take-over of student fees disbursement.
"During the past few weeks I feel that
many policy changes enacted by the
University concerning Student Fees have
not been presented in the best light to
students at the University," Waddell said.
"With all due respect to President
(William C.) Friday, Chancellor Sitterson
and Vice-Chancellor Eagles, I feel that all
concerned will agree that many previous
procedural precedents involving students
in the decision-making process were
Waddell said many students felt their
rights as legal clients of the University
were deliberately overlooked, creating
vast amounts of mistrust between
students and the Chapel Hill
In Cates' death
by Evans Witt
2 trial date has been set for
members of the Durham
gang charged with the
November stabbing death of James L.
Cates on the University campus.
Ronnie Broadwell, Rufus Paul Nelson
Serving on the new board will be
Nathaniel P. Hayes, Greensboro
industrialist; Frank B. Hanes of Winston
Salem, businessman, novelist and poet;
Frank H. Kenan of Durham, businessman
and philanthropist; Ralph W. Gardner of
"Shelby, attorney; Henry G. Connor IU of
Wilson, attorney; Thornton Brooks of
Greensboro, attorney; John Wettach of
CharAl urn Kmtror on1 crfirvlaT? Arthur
S. Link, editor of The Papers of Woodrow
N. r, Distinsuished
The student body treasurer cited
specific incidents adding to mistrust
including the withholding of funds from
The Daily Tar Heel, under a provision
that all cash funds would have to be spent
befofe drawing Trust Funds.
Waddell listed other concerns causing
mistrust of administration officials
including threats by lower level
administrators that funds they felt were
owed them from the Orientation
Commission would be removed arbitrarily
from the Trust Fund Office, concern that
, the Graduate Student portion of the fees
would be set aside for the graduate
students without approval from Student
Legislature and previous concerns over
censorship of funds.
According to Waddell, C Uor
Sitterson withdrew tl ton
concerning present cash avanable "and
stated in writing that no censorship will
be exercised over student funds.
and William Johnson, members of the
Storm Troopers motorcycle gang, will go
on trial in a special session of Superior
Court on charges of first degree murder.
Trial will be held in the Orange County
Courthouse in Hillsborough.
.The three defendants are charged with
the death of Cates during a racial brawl
outside of the Carolina Union on the
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Professor of History at UNC-Greensboro.
and O.B. Hardison, director of the Folger
Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.
"In appointing this committee of
visitors," Hodgson said, "we are enlisting
the talent of alumni and others whose
knowledge and abilities are going to be
helpful in increasing the effectiveness of
the Press in its service to the scholarly
community, the people of North Carolina
and the Southern region.
"I think the. Press is extremely
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"The Chancellor also
offered assurances that the
Committee funds and Graduate Student
Funds would not be delegated as rumored
without approval by Student
Legislature," Waddell said. 'Today
(Tuesday), however, I have seen a letter
from the Chancellor to representatives of
the graduate students assuring them funds
for next year."
Ken Day, chairman of the Student
: Audit Board, said a meeting will be held
Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in room 207 of
the Carolina Union to discuss the new
policy. Those attending the meeting will
be the treasurers and presidents of
Student Government, Spurgeon Dental
Society, Whitehead Medical Society,
' Master Business Association and the
Pharmacy School. Others attending will
be the heads of the Residence College
Federation and the members of the
Student Legislature finance committee.
UNC campus shortly before dawn on
Witnesses at the preliminary hearing
for the defendants in December testified
Broadwell had been lacerated about the
face in a fight shortly before the brawl
involving Cates broke out.
Although the details of the accounts
given by the witnesses differed on several
points, at least one, Calvin Edwards, said
he had seen Cates being stabbed "four or
five times" by the three defendants
outside of the Union.
Other witnesses said Cates had been
seen carrying a weapon before the brawl
and several white students and several
Storm Troopers were beaten by a number
of blacks following the Cates' stabbing.
Controversy has arisen over the role of
the police in the fight and the length of
time it took for an ambulance to reach
The campus police who were present
at the Union as security for the all-night
, dance being held in the Union Snack Bar
were criticized for not stopping the brawl
and for not carrying the injured Cates to
The length of time it took the county
ambulance to reach the scene of the fight
is also debated. Witnesses say it took up
to 45 minutes while ambulance company
and police logs indicate a time of closer
to 15 minutes.
The state will prosecute the first
degree murder case under the direction of
Herbert Pierce, superior court solicitor,
assisted by Adam Stein, a prominent civil
rights lawyer from Charlotte, N.C.
The attorneys for the defense in the
case are Barry T. Winston for Broadwell;
Michael Levin e for Rufus Nelson; and
James Maxwell for William Johnson.
The three defendants have been
released pending the outcome of the trial
on $10,000 bond each.
Another storm trooper charged in
connection with another stabbing in the
same brawl, Brian King, is also free on
fortunate to secure the participation of
these outstanding North Carolina
professional men and industrialists as well
as scholars of the high national reputation
of Professors Hardison, Link and
The UNC Press is considered one of
the most distinguished scholarly presses
in the United States. Since 196S, books
published by the Press have won the
National Book Award, and two Frederick
Bancroft Prizes, which are awarded by