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The American Health care systems
came under attack in Yashington
Thursday as a UNC professor testified
before the Senate Health Subcommittee
chaired by Sen. Edward Kennedy.
Dr. C. Arden Miller of the medical
faculty told the Senate committee the
nation's present health care system is
characterized by "chaos," "exorbitant
costs,' "neglect" and at times
Miller presented the results of a
two-year study into health care, across the
Vol. 79, No. A
by Karen Jurgensen
"The Yackety Yack should
immediately be placed on a subscription
basis with eventual financial
independence as its goal," says a
committee report expected to be
presented to the Publications Board next
The committee was appointed by the
Publications Board to evaluate the status
of the yearbook and make
recommendations. Chairman Mike
Almond held hearings during January at
which students gave testimony
concerning the Yack.
Almond's report, based on the
hearings and his research, continues, 'The
(Publications) Board should recommend
to Student Legislature (SL) a budget
appropriation of $10,000 be allocated to
the Yackety Yack.
, 'This," the report continues, "is, to
"allow the Yack to be published next year, "
its firsj on a subscription basis. The
foUqwfrig year the appropriation should
be''eUminated as it is reasonable to
anticipate that either financial
independence or intolerable and excessive
financial dependence upon student fees
The report also recommends the'
results of a recent "abortive" survey on
the Yack issue not be considered valid,
the Publications Board should make every
RQF 1 supports end
The Residence College Federation
(RCF) unanimously passed a resolution
Wednesday night supporting the abolition
of the University's requirement that
junior transfers live in University housing.
1 'A petition is presently being circulated
by junior class officers to gain the
support of junior transfers in initiating
this change in policy.
'The RCF resolution stated several
reasons for endorsing the change. , One
reason was Chapel Hill's housing policy is
the1 most conservative in relation to other
members of the Consolidated University.
Another was that living in University
housing during summer sessions is not
considered applicable to housing
regulations imposed on junior transfers.
-In investigating the housing policies of
the other university branches, Lee Hood
Capps, junior class president, discovered a
discrepency in regulations.
"UNC at Greensboro has no required
housing, inclusive of first semester
nation by the Citizens' Board of Inquiry
into Health Services for Americans.
He is the executive committee
chairman of the National Citizens' Health
Panel named to review consumer medical
personnel during the study made under
grants from four private foundations.
"One cannot realize the extent or
depth of (their) anger and frustration,"
Miller said. "Consumers feel they are
locked in a system that exploits them
financially and leaves them powerless and
at the mercy of the.providers.
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effort to see that a yearbook is published
next year and . the Publications. Board
should maintain control of the Yack as an
official publication of the University.
The board's control should be
maintained "even if it should become
financially independent, or
self-supporting. This includes contracts,
selection of editor, salaries, -etc.,"
continues the report.
"Advertising should be- included in
future Yack budgets as a source of
"It should be made clear only students
who pay student fees in full are entitled
to receive a Yackety Yack without
charge. No administrative, alumni or
student organization should receive a
yearbook unless it has paid for it," the
The committee found "student
response to the issue of funding the Yack
'through student fees was strikingly
indifferent, despite much publicity given
to the issue. ' . ""' -"
"Those students who felt compelled to
respond to the subcommittee, were
overwhelmingly opposed to funding the
yearbook as in the past."
The committee felt the question of
funding the yearbook emerged as the
most controversial issue. 'There was little,
disagreement as to whether or not the
Yack should continue, but rather as to
how it is to be paid for," says the report.
"It was also revealed that, despite the
freshmefr, with a letter of approval from
parents. Students 21 years of age or older
do not need such approval.
N.C. State requires freshmen to live in
university housing for one year or until
they accumulate 28 credit hours. There
are no transfer student regulations.
UNC at Charlotte has no restrictions
on housing and no junior transfer policy.
The policy for UNC at Asheville
requires freshmen ahd sophomores to live
in dormitories. Junior transfers, however,
will have the option of deciding where
they want to live beginning this fall.
The first dormitories on the UNC at
Wilmington campus will open this fall on
a first -come-first-serve-basis. There is no
junior transfer policy or housing
Capps said the petitions are being
circulated through the dormitories and
encouraged not only junior transfers to
sign but also senior who transfered here.
He reemphasized Wednesday that
signatures from 90 per cent of the junior
transfers on campus are needed to prove
to the administration the policy should
Steve Saunders, governor of Morehead
Residence College, has announced his
candidacy for chairman of the Residence
College Federation (RCF).
The sophomore from Pensacola, Fla.
said he hopes to lead the fight for more
coeducational dormitories and to work to
make rooms less institutional.
A double major in political science and
sociology, Saunders serves as assistant to
the president of the student body for
residence colleges and as secretary on the
Committee of University Residence Life.
He is a National Merit scholar.
"The residence hall program is the area
of Carolina life most desperately in need
of improvement," Saunders said. 'The
administration is requiring freshmen,
sophomores and junior transfer students
to live in University housing. I have
opposed this policy since its conception
and will continue to do so, through the
"But we found physicians, too, are
angry and frustrated and
concerned . . . Locked in a system they
do not fully comprehend and cannot even
begin to control."
. The citizens' board, in its report, said
consumers should take over decisive
health decision-making from doctors and
other professionals. It said too often
health-planning decisions are made solely
by health care providers who sometimes
have a "conflict of interest."
It recommended consumers, as well as
78 Years of Editorial Freedom
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Friday, February 26, 1971
fact that over 16,000 students were
entitled to receive a yearbook last year,
only 1 1,000 were printed. This is because
there is never enough interest in the
student body to print more. Thus only
two-thirds of those entitled to a yearbook
ever bother to ask for one."
In addition, the report continues, 331
copies of that yearbook remain
undistributed "due to lack of interest."
Printing costs for these 331 books
amounted to over $2,100.
None of the witnesses representing the
Publications Board, SL or the student
president's office advocated a 1971-72
Yack budget in excess of $10,000.
According to the report, "the
subcommittee was in contact with several
other large campuses throughout the state
and discovered that no other campus
"budgets as much money each year foritst
yearbook as does UNC, nor does as great
a percentage of the total cost come from"
student fees. '
In conversations the committee had
with the Office of Admissions, it was
revealed that annually up to 100 copies
of the yearbook are given free of charge
to administration officials for recruiting
and other purposes (at a cost of $600 or
more to the students).
Three final points are made in the
"Mr. Joe Mitchiner, speaking for the
Yack staff, indicated that based upon a
rninimum of 5,000 subscriptions he
would be able to produce a Yackety Yack
of traditional quality of size with no
more than $10,000 appropriated from
student fees. If more than 5,000
subscriptions were sold, the amount of
the necessary appropriation would fall
'The Yack currently does not avail
itself of advertising revenue for as yet
unexplained reasons. Cost per page of
advertising in the Yack was listed by
Hunter Publishing Company as $19.45.
Ad pages sold at the normal per page rate
of $100 would thus yield over 500 per
"Overall production cost increases by
Hunter Publishing Company have
amounted to 31 per cent with another 10
per cent across-the-board increase
forecast for next year, according to
Hunter Publishing Company."
Beginning this morning copies of The
Daily Tar Heel for Odum and Victory
Villages will be left in four large
mailboxes located at convenient points
throughout the two areas. This is to
insure better delivery to the residents of
"We had a lot of complaints," said
DTH Business Manager Bob Wilson. "We
had to alleviate them and we have done
Committee of University Residence Life
and all other-channels."
Saunders added, "If the administration
wants full dormitories, it should be
concerned with improving quality of life
in our residence halls in order to attract
students rather than removing their
choice about where to live."
The Morehead Residence College
governor called for work to strengthen
present residence colleges, and he asked
for more co-educational halls on North
Campus and in Granville Towers as well
as on South Campus. He cited a need for
more dormitories for special interest
groups, such as Project Hinton and the
International Student Center.
"RCF must work actively to change
University policies, to allow students to
make their rooms less institutional.
People should be free to paint their room
walls if they want to," Saunders said. The
health care professionals, be presented on
hospital boards, in health insurance
groups and health boards.
Federal government, the MHIer group
said, should guarantee everyone first class
rare, and if need be, provide it.
The group also cited a need to
humanize" the treatment of patients,
especially the poor.
!t suggested the following steps:
Everyday access to health guidance,
such as "being able to reach by
telephone, at convenient specific times,"
The recent week-long spell of warm weather has made it
tough to study. Certainly instructors haven't cut down on
assignments so that students can enjoy the weather. So
between basketball games, loud stereos and an occasional
Of s tude nt ho dy
Joe Stallings, a junior political science
major from New Bern, announced his
candidacy Thursday for student body
president as an independent.
- Stallings is a Morehead Scholar and a
North Carolina Fellow. He has served as a
presidential advisor for the past year.
In announcing his candidacy, Stallings
revealed he and independent candidate
for vice president Chris Daggett will run
on a common ticket.
campus want to
own lives, socially,
educationally and politically. It is past
time for us to have a strong, independent
student organization which can help
students achieve this," Stallings said in his
Stallings called for action on several
levels by Student Government.
"First, Student Government must take
a strong stand on student rights and
University reform. During the campaign,
Chris Daggett (vice presidential
candidate) and I will be elaborating on
the issues we feel Student Government
must address," he related.
"Second, Student Government must
increase the number of services available
to students and decentralize control over
those services so that students can decide
for themselves what kind of environment
they want at UNC.
"Third, Student Government must act
to become financially independent. The
student fees which have supported it in
the past have been retained by the
administration to be dished out
piecemeal, and a strong, independent
Morehead governor called for more
dormitory, kitchens and said more
refrigerators should be allowed. "I have
never seen any facts that show higher
quotas would endanger a building."
Speaking of the unique problems of
South Campus, Saunders said the RCF's
work toward creating a mini-union in
is a good first step. "At least some
of the South Campus suites," he added,
"could be changed to true suites with
three double bedrooms and a lounge
room and possibly a kitchen. Free bus
service, he said, is a necessity to fight the
problem of the distance from main
"I am excited about the potential the
Residence College Federation has to be
effective in making these changes. With
widespread student input, RCF can make
our residence halls good places to live,"
someone who can answer even routine
Twenty-four-hour reliable emergency
service, including ambulmee service with
trained attendants and trained personnel
to make needed house calls;
Minimum waiting time for all care,
emergency or not;
Arrangements for chUd cars while
adults are being treated;
Information so consumers can judge
the quality of the care they are getting;
'Access to housekeepers when
student organization! cannot be
dependent on their largesse," Stallings
"During this campaign and during our
tenure in office, Chris Daggett and I will
be working together to achieve the goals
we see as so necessary for Student
Government to help students control
their own lives. In this we need and ask
for the ' assistance of every student at
Stallings is presently the chairman of
the Carolina Opportunity Fund and is a
member of the Order of the Grail.
He has served on the Consultative
Forum and as majority leader of Student
Legislature. He was a member of the
Sophomore Honors Program.
Stallings currently serves as a student
representative on the North Carolina
Good Neighbor Council.
of vice ore
Chris Daggett announced Thursday his
independent candidacy for student body
A junior from Millington, N.J.,
Daggett also revealed in his
announcement he and independent
presidential candidate Joe Stallings are
running for their respective offices on one
Daggett has served in several areas of
the University including Student
Legislature (SL) and the Carolina Union.,
In announcing his candidacy, Daggett
called for Student Government to
become more service-oriented.
"For three years, I have watched and
become discouraged with the whole
concept of Student Government. In my
opinion, Student Government should be
more service and student-oriented. Its
role should be to give as much power and
autonomy to as many groups and
individuals as possible," Daggett said.
"This can be done by establishing a
decentralized but coordinated
organization. Student Government can
become a stronger advocate for students,
instead of the fragmented and often
conflicting organization it is now, if there
are strong student groups organized and
visible in every area of campus life.
"On the basis of this belief, I will be
working with Joe Stallings (presidential
candidate) for a complete transformation
of Student Government. Our ideas on the
necessity for its independence and the
decentralization of student services are
needed, or legal services to enforce
housing and sanitation codes rrbted to
The 31-rnember board was formed Ln
1969 by Miner and UCLA's Dr. Lester
Brewslow. Miller is a professor of
maternal and child care.
Members of the committee included
West Virginia Secretary of State John D.
Rockefeller IV, Georgia State Rep. Julian
Bond and National We 'J are Rights
Organization Director Dr. George Wiky.
Founded February 23, 1893
hand of poker, Mitch Strauss has had a hard time finding a
quiet place to study. Strauss solved his problem by retiring
to a place usually reserved for extended meditation. (Staff
photo by John Gellman)
complementary, and we will be working
together to bring them about. Our goal is
to involve as many students as possible in
Student Government," he concluded.
Daggett is a member of the
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on
Teaching and Curriculum, the Carolina
Union Executive Board and the
Experimental arid Special Studies
Advisory Committee. He has served on
the SL Finance Committee.
He is currently pursuing a unique
interdisciplinary major of his own design
in educational innovation.