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Chape! Hill, North Carolina, Wednesday, February 24, 1971
Vol. 79, No. 2
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An 'additional $14.8 million for capital
operations and improvements at UNC has
been requested of the N.C. General
Assembly for the next two years.
Chancellor J. Carlyle Sitterson
appeared before the Joint Appropriations
Committee of the legislature Tuesday to
request the money in addition to the
already suggested $174 million budget for
the next biennium.
The main areas to which this money will
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being sent to underprivileged children around the state. The
Before Board of
by Pam Phillips
Victor Bryant, trustee representative
on the Governor's study commission for
restructuring higher education in North
Carolina, told the Consolidated
University Board of Trustees Monday
UNC "must be free to grow and expand
and prosper under the inspired leadership
of .its administration and faculty and
Board of Trustees."
Reporting to the committee on studies
presently underway in a special
commission, Bryant outlined alternatives
confronting the study group.
Bryant's stand was considered
reassurance the UNC representative
would not go along with a superboard
Caused by birds
by Harry Smith
A power failure interrupting electric
service to the University, Chapel Hill,
Carrboro and the surrounding area was the
result of two sparrows shorting out a
transformer Tuesday morning.
The power failure of nearly one hour
affected about 35,000 persons in the area,
according to Grey Culbreth, director of
utilities for the University Service Plants.
; Petitions for the abolition of the
.University's requirement, that junior
transfers live in University housing are
being circulated by junior class officers.
'The policy can be changed, but it will
take almost complete support of the junior
transfers," said Lee Hood Capps, president
of the class. "We need about 90 per cent of
the junior transfers to sign the petition to
prove to the administration the policy
should be changed."
"Capp5 said the petitions are being
distributed to dormitories, and seniors
who have trasnf erred here from others
schools, in addition to junior transfers, are
being asked to sign.
go are for a dramatic art classroom
building, for a studio-classroom building
for the art department, for improvements
in the library and for further
improvements in the health affairs
departments of the University.
Sitterson requested full public support
for these requests which had been made
earlier but were denied by the Advisory
"I am confident the people of North
H r m zO rJl r set
which had total power over the
The Durham lawyer and veteran UNC
trustee asserted, "The stature of the
University has been achieved because it
has been independent and free to grow
without having been subservient to the
will of another board."
According to Bryant, tnree questions
are paramount to the committee's
Is the University of North Carolina
to continue as a separate group of
institutions or are all 16 public senior
institutions to be merged into one group
under a single new board (either
governing or coordinating board)?
Is authority to award doctoral and
post-baccalaureate professional degrees to
be limited to institutions within the
The sparrows, apparently in the process
of nest-building, picked up a piece of
copper wire and shorted it across an
E.A. Silvey, a supervisor for Duke
Power Company in Durham (the company
which provides the University Service
Plants with electricity), said the short
caused minor damage to the transformer.
He added the transformer would be
Capps expects the Residence College
Federation to pass a resolution tonight
favoring the change in policy and a similar
resolution will be introduced in Student
Legislature Thursday night.
Capps met Monday with Robert
Kepner, director of Residence Life, to
discuss the policy. "I was encouraged by
his reaction," Capps said.
Kepner said Tuesday he was studying
the policy but has taken no official action
. Capps encouraged junior transfers to
phone or make appointments with the
dean of student affairs, deans of men and
women and other administrative personnel
to voice their support of the change.
Carolina and their legislators will insist the
University at Chapel Hill continue to
maintain its excellence in instruction,
research and service to the state and that
the money to provide this will be
appropriated," Sitterson said.
The requested income will be divided as
For a dramatic art classroom
building-$l,155,OO0. This additional
appropriation would supplement the
University of North Carolina (with the
exception of the law degree at North
Carolina Central University) or is such
authority to be extended to regional
-WiU the UNC Board of Turstees, or
the Board of Higher Education have
ultimate reponsibility for determining the
nature, quality and future development
of the University of North Carolina?
Finding the answers to these
questions, as Bryant termed it, will be
"the most important task to come before
this board during the membership of any
Bryant hopes the solutions worked out
will be for the best interests of not only
the University but also the other
Emergency generators provided power
to N.C. Memorial Hospital for about 10
minutes until circuits could be set up to
provide the hospital with power. H.W.
Moss, plant engineer for the hospital, said
the hospital has "good standby capability"
for such emergencies.
Campus computers fell victims to the
power failure, too. Their only loss other
than time occurred at the Computation
Center in Phillips Hall. The IBM 36050
computer suffered minor internal damage
and was operating at only partial efficiency
Ail power in the community was
affected. Local police directed traffic at
the major intersections. Emergency
lighting units throughout the campus
provided some light. Generators at the
Telephone Exchange maintained the area's
The transformer, located at the plant on
Cameron Avenue, virtually exploded,
according to Culbreth. He added there was
no problem identifying the problem due to
the noise and the display of pyrotechnics.
Power service to the area was restored
after Duke Power crews arrived from
Durham and bypassed the transformer.
Culbreth summed up the day simply:
"It was a nice day for building
already suggested $2.5 million for a new
heater facility and would give the
dramatic art department a classroom
building of its own, according to Sitterson.
-For a studio-classroom art
buHding-52,720,000. Sitterson cited the
recent 30 per cent increase in fhe
enrollment of the art department at Chapel
Hill as the main factor in the request for a
building. He requested the building be
provided to keep the physical facilities of
by Bob Chapman
" Student Government has retained the
legal services of Raleigh attorney John
Brooks for the remainder of the calendar
year to try to change the current student
fee structure by clarifying "questionable
legal points and to insure the traditions of
Student Government are preserved,"
according to an Student Government news
Student Body President Tom Bello said
the controversy concerning the student
fees disbursement by the University
administration is far from being over.
'The Executive Office of Student.
Government sees itself in the third round
of what could be a 15-round fight," Bello
said. Student Government is not satisfied
Also on the committee, led by former
state Sen. Lindsay Warren of Goldsboro
are six other University trustees. The
study commission has held six meeting
since Jan. 22. Bryant informed the;
trustees there will probably be a special
session called for them to give their
answers regarding the University of North
by Sue English
WASHINGTON, D.C.-More than 85
UNC students and faculty members
received support from Sen. Hubert
Humphrey (D.-Minn) here Tuesday in the
quest to end the Indochina War.
j The 85 UNC participants joined 40
other students and faculty members from
various state universities in Washington
Witness II, an effort to express
dissatisfaction with the current handling of
the Indo"K;" War hv the UJS.
The group left in three chartered ouses
at 4.-30 ajn. Tuesday for the nation's
capital, where talks with members of the
Senate and House of Representatives were
! Humphrey told the group that it was
time for the country to concentrate on the
problems in America rather than continue
to spend money and commit troops
j Today is the first day of the last day of
your life," Humphrey charged, telling
fitness members they must forget the
f istakes of the past and rectify the present
Members of the group spoke not only
y-ith Humphrey, but also with N.C. Rep.
tail Ruth,, N.C. Democratic Rep.
fichardson Preyer, and aides to N.C.
Republican Rep. Wilmer Mizell, Sen.
Henry Jackson (D.-Wash.), Sen. Edward
Kennedy (D.-Mass.) and Sen. George
Jackson's aide told the group a
the department on par with its academic
To remedy library
deficiencies-SSOO.OOO. Sitterson said the
high ranking of the UNC library as a
research center and resource for students
and faculty alike was being threatened. He
requested the additional money to enable
the library to keep its pace of growth equal
to that of the other outstanding research
libraries in the South and in the country.
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with the present arrangementJBeflo said,
whereby me University aispcxises student
"And we will continue working in all
areas until the situation is rectified: until
students can return to the historic
tradition of dispensing with their own,
self-imposed fees," Bello said.
Brooks," a 1959 UNC graduate, is al962
Chicago Law School graduate. He served as
a clerk for Justice Bobbitt in 1962 and
joined the N.C. Bar in 1964.
The Raleigh attorney was on the staff of
former Governor Terry Sanford, working
in race relations from ' 196365.
Administrative Officer and Director of
Research for the N.C. General Assembly
from September of 1969 to Jan. 1, 1970, .
he serves as an adrninistrative assistant to .
the president of the Constitutional
Convention of Illinois.
"'" Brooks is now primarily concerned with
consulting with state governments on
organizational problems. Bello
emphasized Student Government's
opposition to the new funding system is
not because of personal animosity with
Chapel Hill administrators.
"To us, there are some larger questions
still unanswered: Why were long-standing
Student Constitutional provisions
concerning the fiscal powers of the
Student Legislature and the Student Audit
board so arbitrarily subverted?
"Why was the bilateral nature of
agreements between student leaders and
trustees concerning student activity fees so
quickly negated by an exclusively
"What are the long-range ramifications
cease-fire should be called immediately,
but air support must be left in Vietnam
until all American troops had left the
: Kennedy's aide said the senator felt that
Congress did not have enough power
presently, which allows the President to
make all decisions concerning the present
Congressman Ruth told the delegation
he felt sympathy with their position but
his personal feeling was that President
Nixon was doing all within his power to
end the conflict.
Jerry Adams, a member of the
delegates coordinating committee, said he
was encouraged by the position of Preyer.
Adams said he felt Preyer "had an open
mind" concerning troop withdrawals.
The group left the nation's capital
Tuesday night at 6:30 pjn. and was
expected to arrive in Chapel Hill by 1 1
Black Sabbath will 2ppear in concert at
Carmkhael Auditorium Tuesday at 8 pjn.
The concert is sponsored by the CaroUsa
Tickets will go on sale to students
Thursday and Friday at the Union
information desk. Students may buy two
tickets per ID. Admission is SI. Tickets
wCI go on sale to the public on Monday.
For improvements in the health
affiars section of the University and LTN.C".
Memorial Hospital-J6,904,757. This
figure includes $3,371,200 for buHdirg
renovations and planririg, $2,736,000 for
increased salaries and new equipment and
$503,557 to enable the hospital to pay
competitive salaries to its personnel.
.The remainder of the increased funds
are being requested for other renovations
of academic buildings on campus and for
the purchase of needed new equipment.
of such a decision when the current
administrators and Student Government
are no longer in their present posts?"
The student body president said he
questions the lack of student input in such
a significant decision.
'The Executive Office is not convinced
the fee change was legally necessary,"
Bello said. The decision, Bello added,
undermines the tradition of the
independence of Student Government,
student publication and student monies.
The hiring of Brooks, Bello said, will
help correct the current situation, to
clarify questionable legal points and to
insure traditions are preserved.
Sen. Hubert Humpfirey
The rock group has two albums, "Clack
Sabbath" and "Paranoid," to their credit.
They are currently tourir. j the South.
Richie Leonard, chairman cf the Union,
said Tuesday, "We're just glad we could git
them. A lot of people have csked for
Leonard said more sprLr concerts
before Jubilee axe planned.