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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Thursday, February 11, 1971
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Vol. 78, No. 91
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The Morehead Residence College
Senate Tuesday night passed a resolution
saying no funds from the college will be
administered in any way by the
University administration unless the
college receives agreement to two specific
terms in writing from University officials.
The resolution said Consolidated
University President William C. Friday,
Chancellor J. Carlyle Sitterson and Vice
Chancellor for Business and Finance
Joseph C. Eagles must agree to the terms
before Morehead College would use any
money in the newly-organized University
The terms asked were: "Any interest
obtained by investment of the funds of
Morehead shall be used to help pay for
the cost of the accounting process
necessary to administer those funds, and
not go to the administration; and
" The university administration shall
exercise absolutely no control over any
decision about how the funds of
Morehead Residence College are
Both conditions were met in a
statement released by Chancellor
Sitterson Tuesday but the. Morehead
Senate was unaware of the statement at
the time of its decision.
However, said Steve Saunders,
governor of Morehead College, unless the
college receives the agreement in writing,
Morehead would not agree to the new
University Trust Fund organization.
Saunders said the college was
demanding "minimum guarantees that
the funds would be handled same as
before, just in a different office."
Saunders agreed that the Chancellor's
statement, which said the University
would 'exert no censoring control and
that all accrued interest would be used
for accounting costs, had met the
conditions demanded by the Morehead
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But, he said, the Senate would insist
on these conditions in writing.
"We are protesting the change (to the
new trust fund office)," said Saunders.
4SWe would much rather have students
control the fees.
"We are willing to back anybody that
takes constructive steps to have the
Morehead College . has $700 in the
present Student Activities Fund Office
which has not been transferred to the
new trust fund office, said Saunders.
"We're still holding off moving the
money because things are still up in the
air," he related. "We will wait for the
agreement to our terms in writing."
by Evans Witt
A ! court test appears imminent
concerning the legality and
constitutionality of the zoning methods
used by the Chapel Hill Town
Attorney John T. Manning announced
at the Monday night meeting of the
Chapel Hill Board of Aldermen a decision
to permit the Interchurch "Council to
build a project near the Westwood
subdivision would be contested in court.
The meeting was dominated by the
active, often heated discussion by the
aldermen over the proposed project on
N.C. 54 for low and middle income
families in the Chapel Hill area.
Representing a number of residents of
Westwood, which lies approximately 500
feet from the proposed project, Manning
said the project would lower the property
values of the project.
He went on to say, "We do have a legal
right to be here. The Special Use Permit is
by Mike Parnell
Roy Wilkins, executive director of the
National Association for the
Advancement of- Colored People
(NAACP). will be the featured speaker
Saturday at a conference on campus
discussing desegregation problems and'
minority rights in desegregated schools.
Wilkins will speak at 3 p.m. in the
Great Hall of the Union. His speech is
open to students, faculty and the public.
The conference is being sponsored by
the North Carolina State Conference of
Youth Councils and College Chapters
The conference will focus attention on
the role of school administrators in
solving desegregation grievances, the legal
May McClendon takes her turn at a booth in the
Carolina Union which is collecting funds for the offices of
Charlotte attorneys Adam Stein and Julius Chambers. The
by Woody Doster
Election reform and orientation will
be the issues facing Student Legislature at
Student Body Vice President Bill Blue
said Wednesday he thought legislators will
try to change the election reform bill,
which calls for electronic voting and
fewer polling places, when it comes up
'The current bill's placement of
polling places would heavily weight
future elections toward South Campus
and against women," he said.
The new polling places would be in
Morrison, Craige, Ehringhaus, James, the
Law School, the Circus Room, the
" Scuttlebutt, Y Court, the Union and the
Granville Towers' Cafeteria.
Blue pointed out that none of the
polling places would be in a
predominately girls' dormitory.
"It's hard enough to gei people to vote
now without decreasing the number of
polling places," he complained.
contrary to law and on every point we
will test it in court," he said.
The discussion among the aldermen on
the project centered around the legal
points of granting the ordinance.
Many of the points which have been
raised in objection to the project were
mentioned but the legal issues seemed to
be central to the aldermen's minds.
Aldermen George Coxhead and Russ
Seroggs took the negative side in the
Coxhead termed this use of the Special
Use Permit illegal and described it as
He deplored the placing of the project
so close to Westwood "one of the oldest
subdividsions in town," and described the
Board's action as an "unfair use of
Coxhead accused members of the
Planning Board and of the Board of
Aldermen of changing their positions on
such projects as these "when they get
close to home." ,
rights of students, the law and
desegregation and the issue of education
versus desegregation, according to Kelly
Alexander, coordinator of the NAACP
Youth Programs in North Carolina.
Representatives from high schools in
North Carolina will be delegates to the
conference, which is scheduled to run all
day Saturday. More than 200 persons are
expected to participate in the conference.
Alexander, a graduate student in
public administration at the University,
termed the conference "a first step in
getting people involved in solving these
He said the conference was "a positive
approach" toward informing high school
blacks of their rights and how to use
Wilkins has served as executive
offices were bombed
Blue estimated 6,000 people voted in
last year's election. The lines created by
having fewer polling places could, he said,
cut that number in half in this year's
'This could create another situation of
Student Government losing credibility by
providing fewer and fewer services," Blue
He , does believe there is a need for
"tighter control" over elections.
"Electronic voting should clean things up
quickly," he said.
Blue explained the new balloting
method would save Student Government
money in the long run.
"If the new bill passes, this year's
election will cost about $900," Blue said.
"However, most of this money will go
toward making a reusable computer
program. Future elections will cost less
than that in previous years."
The question of having an orientation
commission will also be discussed tonight.
Jim Parker, chairman of the SL Ways
Alderman Steve Bernholz replied to
Coxhead by saying all of the aldermen
have at one time or another voted for the
granting of Special Use Permits, thus
establishing their belief in the practice.
Therefore, Bernholz concluded, there
must be specific reasons for denying this
particular Special Use Permit.
He addressed himself to the most
frequent protest the project -it would i.
lower property values. Bernholz admitted
the project would change the nature of
the area in which it would be situated byt
said any development of land by its very
nature will cause such a change.
Alderman Seroggs then spoke, saying
he opposed the permit on the grounds the
project needed a zoning change and, in
such a case, a three-fourths vote of the
Board of Alderman would be necessary.
After the discussion, the Board
granted the Special Use Permit for the
Interchurch Council Project near
Westwood and touched off the court
director of the NAACP since 1955. A
former newspaperman, Wilkins joined the
organization in 1 93 1 .
Wilkins was instrumental in leading his
organization in the fight to obtain civil
rights for blacks, such as the monumental
Brown Vs. Board of Education decision
by the Supreme Court in 1954 which has
served as the cornerstone of school
In recent years, Wilkins has often been
.-criticized by black nationalists for
"pandering to the government." but
efforts to undermine his leadership in the
NAACP have failed.
Wilkins is most noted for his quote
before the 1949 NAACP convention,
where he said, "We do not cry out
bitterly that we love another people
better than ours. This is our land. This is
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1 and Means Committee, said the problem
had been discussed at his committee's
meeting Tuesday night.
Specilicaiiy, the committee met to
f pass on Bello's appointment of Stephen
J Latour as chairman of the Orientation
J Commission, and a conflicting bill to
abolish the Commission.
Tbe. Ways and Me-ans Committee will
return a vote of "no prejudiced" on
Latour to Legislature tonight.
Parker explained this vote was a "pass,
Hitchin' to South Campus
our nation. We helped to build it. We
have defended it from Boston Common
to Iwo Jima."
The morning session of the conference
will include workshops on various issues
concerning desegregation. Joseph C.
Champion, a counselor with the
Occupational Laboratory in the
Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System,
will discuss 'The Role of the School
Administration in Solving Desegregation
Grievances" in one of the workshops.
William Van Alstyne, a professor in
the Duke University School of Law, will
discuss "Legal Rights of Students" in
another of the workshops. Alexander said
this workshop will attempt to show
students the problems encountered in
obtaining their rights and how students
may circumvent these problems.
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by Evans Witt
Steve Gothard, Hinton James resident
from Cary, N.C, was cleared Wednesday
of charges of disorderly conduct and
resisting arrest, . resulting from an
unproductive drug raid on the dorm on
Gothard was freed by Judge Howard
P. Horton on a motion by Gothard's
attorney, Barry T. Winston, that the state
had not proved the case for disorderly
Gothard was elated over the quick
resolution of the case.
"I'm ecstatic. I really hadn't expected
it to turn out so well in such a short
period of time. I really appreciate all the
support that's been given me, especially
that of the Student Government and the
The Daily Tar Heel," he said.
Student Body President Tom Bello
was pleased with the outcome of the
"We have no doubt tht Latour is the
most qualified for the job," Parker said,
"but there is a lot of negative feeling
toward the Orientation Commission. We
want to know if it's worth it."
He said his committee tavored
"abolishing the orientation commission
but not orientation." However, no action
was taken on the bill to abolish the
"We are anxious to find out tonight
how Legislature feels about it," Parker
Roller Derby comes to CarmichaeL
Auditorium tonight at 8 pjn. Featuring
the San Francisco Bay Bombers, proceeds
from the program will go to the Carolina
Opportunity Fund and the Order of the
Grafl to help pay for scholarships.
General admission tickets for students
at $1.50. The public admission is $2, S3,
Student leaders of organizations
affected by the policy change in
disbursement of Student fees funds will
meet today at 2:30 p.m. in room 207 of
the Carolina Union.
The meeting will be held by Ken Day,
chairman of the Student Audit Board, to
discuss the new policy and its effects on
each group. Those attending the meeting
will include presidents, treasurers and
governors of Student Government,
Spurgeon Dental Society, Whitehead
Medical Society, Master Business
Association, the Pharmacy School, heads
of the Residence College Federation, and
each residence college and members of
the Student Legislature finance
Day said the group may elect to send a
delegation to talk with Vice Chancellor
Joseph C. Eagles if there are questions
concerning procedure. He said Eagles has
'The Law and Desegregation" will be
the topic of a workshop headed by J.
Levonne Chambers, a lawyer for the
NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Chambers
represented the parties which have
brought the Charlotte school system into
the courts to solve its school problems.
Rufus Huffman, education field
director, NAACP, will speak on
"Education and Desegregation" in the
final workshop. Huffman will speak to
students on problems but will also show
them ways to get funds under existing
government programs to help the process
of desegregation go more smoothly.
Alexander said the delegates will be
involved in the conference by asking
questions, in discussion groups, and in a
general interaction among the group.
"This , is . not . f 013 to be a . static
hearing and the role Student Government
played in providing part of the funds for
the defense effort.
"I was glad Student Government could
help provide funds to assure Steve's richt
to a fair trial. I think the record of this
trial speaks for itself," Bello said.
"I hope in the future Student
Government can help other students to
insure their legal rights are defended," he
Only two witnesses were presented
during the hearing in the Chapel Hill
courtroom; both were policemen and
both testified for the prosecution.
The arresting officer, Tommy Scott, a
veteran of one, and a half years on the
Chapel Hill police force was the first
policeman to testify.
Under direct examination, Scott said
Gothard was among a crowd of 12-14
people who were standing outside the
suite in which the search for drugs by
four police officers was taking place.
Scott further alledged Gothard W3S by
far the most vocal and profane of the
group present. He also said Gothard
resisted when Scott came to arrest him
and it was necessary for three men to
hold Gothard in order to get handcuffs
Detective Sergeant Allison verified the
general import of his fellow officer's
"I couldn't understand why he was so
upset about the drug arrests," Allison
Following his testimony and the
resting of the state's case, Winston moved
that the judge dismiss the- charges on the
grounds there had been no violation of
the statute on which Gothai4 was being
Winston pointed out that neither
officer admitted the abusive and obscene
language to which they attributed to
Gothard alarmed or upset them, one of
the requirements of the law.
After announcing he would allow
Winston's motion, Judge Horton lectured
Gothard on the use of profane language.
"It is completely foreign to me to
understand why you use this language. If
you are intelligent enough to get into the
University, you should be able to use the
English language better than this," the
"To use such language is just crude,"
Judge Horton concluded.
Following the ruling by the judge,
both Gothard and his attorney expressed
some surprise and elation at the
decisively quick judgment made in the
expressed a definite willingness to talk
with such a group.
He added if there are further questions
about why and how the new system came
about, there has been an assurance the
delegation can meet with an appropriate
administrative official. If possible, a
representative from the administration
will be present at the meeting this
The chairman of the Student Audit
Board said Trust Fund Director Wade
Atkins was cordial and helpful in
preparing checks Wednesday, including
Daily Tar Heel salary checks.
"I have every expectation checks will
be prepared for us on Thursday or at the
latest Friday," Day said. 'This includes
his willingness to get out a check for us in
the morning (today) within an hour for
the Debate Team which leaves today."
conference," he said. 'There will be a
minimum of lecture and a maximum of
Some of the questions Alexander said
he hoped would be answered, or at least
discussed thoroughly, include: What
disrupts the educational process? Should
there be a differential punishment based
on a student's color (and this goes both
ways, he said)? How may students bring
their grievances to the attention of
administrators without resorting to
Although the confer e will center
on the problems of junior high and high
school youths, Alexander said the
discussion will probably shed some light
on the desegregation problems at
universities as well.
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