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Wednesday, March 10, 1971
Tom Gooding. Editor
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Students on this campus pay
over S20 per year in health services
fees. Yet few students ever get their
Complaints about the UNC
infirmary have become, a tradition
on campus, and some students,
after a few trips out to the
infirmary, have given up seeking
A three-member panel of
university health services experts
Tuesday heard complaints from
students about the operation of the
Complaints about the lack of
student voice in the infirmary's
operation, about the poor attitude
of the staff, about under-utilization
of the talent and facilities available,
about the hours of operation, about
the poor location and about the
lack of an ambulance.
The panel will evaluate these
complaints, investigate the
infirmary operation and submit
recommendations to the chancellor.
In the past, study committees
have accomplished little on campus.
Their reports have been turned in
and then lost in the shuffle of
We hope that will not be the
case with this report.
Students have a right to expect a
good health service, especially when
the UNC medical school is one of
the best in the Southeastern U.S.
If the chancellor will study the
panel's report and follow through
on recommendations which will
provide better service, students may
begin to get their money's worth
out of the Infirmary.
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That precedent setting decision
by the Federal Communications
Commission was well intended, but
it is no less wrong for that reason.
The commission majority simply
did not think out the problem
when it ordered the nation's
broadcasters not to air song lyrics
"tending to promote or glorify the
use of illegal drugs."
Who is to judge whether a
popular song promotes the drug
culture? Many people might agree
that one song or another
encourages drug use. But this ruling
proposes to set a single standard of
acceptability on all songs for all
people. The standard ("tending to
promote or glorify the use of illegal
drugs") is vague in the extreme.
And enforcement responsibility is
placed on thousands of individual
broadcasters who are bound to
disagree on whether a particular
song is proscribed.
The immediate results, if the
order is allowed to stand, will be a
hodge-podge of uneven censorship.
The more timid station managers
will refuse to broadcast any music,
that may produce a complaint,
while other managers inevitably will
get into trouble for exercising their
One has only to note that the
popular and whimsical song, "Puff,
the Magic Dragon," could well have
been banned from the public
airwaves under the FCC ruling.
Many such hit songs are only as
innocent as the imaginations of
those who hear them. And at
bottom that is the problem posed
as easily be
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by the FC's order: Broadcasters,
with their license on the line, would
have to prove the innocence of the
music they played. This is
dangerous doctrine, regardless of
the FCC's good intentions. If it
stands, it likely will be extended.
Are songs tending to promote or
glorify violence to be banned next?
How about "Mack, the Knife," a
catchy hit tune of the 1950's? How
about the later song,
Curve," which could
said to encourage reckless driving?
Or the more recent tune, "Bottle of
Wine," which some people
undoubtedly think encourages the
use of alcohol? And none of these
touch on the subject of sex, the
chief theme of popular music. The
censors would really have a field
day "cleaning up the airwaves" if
the FCC's first ill-advised move is
allowed to stand.
The net effect would hardly
make popular songs less popular.
Indeed they would attain the added
status that comes with the formal
disapproval of official prudes and
It can be stated, merely as
opinion, that a number of the
current songs popular with young
people are simply awful. Some of
them overtly encourage drug use
and other acts that are offensive to
simple good judgment and taste.
Broadcast listeners certainly should
not hesitate to complain about
them to local station managers. The
effect can be greater than usually is
supposed. But the worst of these is
not bad enough to justify the
wrong and, ultimately, futile effort
to ban them. The FCC majority just
did not think out this problem.
Surely someone in the broadcasting
industry will have the courage to
challenge the ruling.
I believe that Student Government is 3t a cross-roads.
We must either make Student Government work for us
or we must work to abolish Student Government.
We have seen Student Government turn from a
service organization to a business front. We own through
our "government" a daily newspaper, a radio station, a
Copy Print Shop (S23,0O0 student fee input), publish a
yearbook and magazine and administer a S 2 60,000
The popular thing for a candidate to do this year is
make wild promises about "Independence for Student
Financial independence for Student Government is a
dream. A pleasant dream, perhaps, but still only a
dream. Out net income presently is S260,000 from
fees a net income that our business ventures will not
For example, the Student Print Shop, an organization
that supposedly is our first step toward independence,
has run a deficit of approximately $4,000 in the past
So, rather than offering empty promises during an
election, promises that are often made with the
understanding that they will never be carried out, I
intend to discuss during the campaign goals that I think
can be met if I'm elected President, goals that can be
met by reallocating student fees in a more responsible
The Yack is already being shifted to a subscription
basis. Their budget request this year is $40,000 less than
I propose that this additional money be applied to
lowering the cost of existing student services. Student
Government should not make a profit from "student
services," yet they will make over $2,500 from
refrigerator rentals alone.
Also needed on this campus is free bus service. This
bus service should be expanded to to include apartment
complexes as well as campus residence halls.
I recognize the need for a "Student Lawyer" and
believe that this idea can become a reality be using aid
from law students and other volunteers who would work
with a Student Government sponsored lawyer.
This lawyer would work with students on matters
concerning consumer protection, student rights,
discrimination against students in housing, Student
Government contracts, etc.
Rather than pledge a "Community Center for Chapel
Hill Youth," I pledge that existing groups, such as the
Band, Choir, etc. will continue to receive aid from
. Rather than emphasize help for the Chapel Hill
townspeople, we need to work on campus problems such
as visitation and should work to reverse the
administration's decree forcing sophomores to live in
When I entered the race for President of the Student
Body, I realized that I was faced with several distinct
My chief opponent possesses personal wealth, a
political machine to run his campaign, and a willingness
to make pledges that, while perhaps attracting votes, can
only be fulfilled at the expense of existing student
My pledge to you is to work for the interest of the
students. I promise that I will not use my office as a
stepping stone to the Governor's Mansion. I will work
for the students.
I will not, offer, you dreams of "rugs, chairs,
wallboards, and parking towers," that my opponent
Rather than dreams, I pledge action.
As a candidate for President, I feel I should discuss
several issues of concern to the students on this campus,
I feel UNCs Student Government has failed in
discharging its most important duty: THE DUTY OF
ADDRESSING ITSELF TO THE INDIVIDUAL NEEDS
AND PROBLEMS OF TODAY'S STUDENTS. It is time
our Student Government took a determined stand to
obtain the services necessary to humanize life for the
1 8,000 UNC students.
I want for the 1971-72 year a dedicated group of
individuals to support and maintain a STRONG
ADVOCACY ROLE for students. Student Government
must make itself independent of the Administration.
Student Government must act in behalf of students.
Toward this end, I wish to seek changes in several areas.
One of my foremost concerns is student rights. I
firmly believe in self-determination for all students and
student organizations. There is no reason for individual
dormitories and students to have their social rules
dictated by the administration. I will work for individual
and group autonomy within the University.
A student's dorm room should be his own to
decorate as he wishes.- I want to establish a
landlord-tenant relationship in1 dorm rental that will
allow students to decorate their rooms as they wish. I
will also advocate the rewiring of dorms to eliminate
picayune "no electrical applicance rules."
I think we should work to insure the independence of
Student Government. A student-run co-op which will
undersell the Student Stores and which will rent rugs,
easy chairs, TVS, and refrigerators is essential to our
financial independence. We already have the contacts
available to make this a reality. The Student Print Shop
should become solvent, and The Daily Tar Heel should
be made independent of fees collected by the
administration. To secure our independence, we will hire
a full time lawyer.
My second major area of concern is student services. I
will work to establish an Information and Complaint
Bureau controlled by students. This Bureau will provide
information about all phases of campus life and will act
as a problem-solver for any student having a complaint.
The Information and Complaint Bureau will be
supplemented by a Legal Reference Service for students.
All of us are aware of the outrageous prices charged
uptown. I plan to have an active Consumer Protection
Service to investigate prices and the quality of services
rendered to students.
I am also concerned about the problems presented by
large classes. I am working to set up a system for
recording and rrtimeographing these standardized
lectures. I will work with the RCF to develop residence
colleges into diversified units with classes,
professors-in-residence, eating facilities, and all the
comforts now available to off -campus dwellers.
I would like to see a more open attitude towards
health and sex information. Arrangements will be made
for the free distribution of "Elephants and Butterflies",
and to make sex counselling and birth control devices
freely available through the Student Infirmary.
The RA system is another area in which reform is
needed. All R.A.'s should be responsible to students and
not to the Associate Dean of Students.
I want to end the prosecution of drug offenders by
the University. Civil court trial is sufficient penalty for
the individual and sufficient deterrent for the University.
Chris Daggett and I have discussed these issues and
have published a platform stating our beliefs. Please ask
us about our platform and we will be more than happy
to discuss it with you.
. I would like first to tell you that I do not plan to give
a list of things I have done that would make me a good
candidate and choice for President of the Student Body
here at the University of North Carolina. I claim to be
no more than an average student with a maybe little
more than average interest in the way our student
government works. But, as have many other students, I
have become dissiUusioned with the lack of progress our
own student leaders are making. Therefore. I decided to
run for the office of President of this student body as a
true independent. By independent, I do not just mean
that I am not supported by a party, but more
importantly that I have no commitments to any single
individuals or groups, on this campus or otherwise. I owe
my allegiance only toward the entire student body,
toward working for their best interests, toward what
they want, rather than toward a chosen few.
Students on this campus have become aware that the
University Administration is not the only thing keeping
them from gaining some of the things they want, but
that their own student government seems at times to be
just as much a part of what gets in their way. By being in
the position I am in now, that is, one of commitment
only to the student body I believe I will be able to make
a great many changes which are important and long over
Certainly, there are things such as visitation which, as
they have always, will need attention and work toward a
solution. But there are a great many other things which
need to be corrected, or which need to be worked on.
These are some of the areas which I would think are
important: Better living conditions for the people living
in dormitories, i.e., the dorms could be equipped with
kitchens and other conveniences which would add to
their comfort. A more responsible campus police
department, i.e., as it is, a student or visitor can be
injured on campus and maybe die because the police are
not properly trained in First aid (or in the use of fire
arms). Why not make them buy a station wagon and
equip it for emergencies, instead of the next speedy
squad car they want, to go speeding down the 25 m.p.h.
streets on campus. More Student participation in the
decisions as to what fees they should have to pay and
what those fees whould be used for, i.e., I would like to
find out about fees th3t students do not want to have to
pay and give them a choice. I also want them to have a
bigger voice in what is done with the fees collected.
Whether they think one organization (such as the glee
club) should get more or less than it's getting now,
rather than leaving this decision entirely up to the
Student Legislature, as it is now. There are many other
things which need attention: The Student Stores,
parking, etc. I am not running for President for the sake
of being President, but to be able to work for the
students. Many students are apathetic, but this should
not be used as an excuse as it has been in the past. It
should rather be the job of Student Government to
remove that apathy or to work around it. This I hope to
do. To work with and for, the students.
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Thank-you and your fine staff for the invitation
expressed in the March 3, 1971 Daily Tar Heel offering
the free publication of a 600 word policy statement. I
feel, however, that it would be inappropriate to issue
such statement at this time. I would like to express my
views in a later issue after I feel that I have obtained an
adequate grasp of student needs and problems.
Thank-you very much.
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To the editor:
Remember the notice in the Daily Tar
Heel last week to write your senator a
letter in favor of the new abortion law.
Well, according to the chairman of the
Senate Health Committee in the past few
days the mail has strangely changed to
letters in favor of the new abortion bill.
Time is short. Write the members of the
Health Committee today care of the State
Legislature Building, Raleigh, North
Carolina. The members of the committee
are: Senators Claude Currie, Ralph Scott,
William Mills, J. Ollie Harris, and Normal
Joiner. The committee will meet
Thursday, March 11 at 11:00 in Room
1416 in the State Legislature building to
decide whether or not to hold public
hearings if anyone is interested in going.
The public hearing, if one is held, will
probably be next week.
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to divisions in parties
(Editor's note: The following is the
second of a four-part series giving a brief
history of campus politics from the
mid-60 s through last spring. Tlie first
part was on the IV66 presidential race
among Boh Powell. Teddy OToole and
Sonny Pepper. Toilay's article examines
the IV6 7 race - Robert Trm'is against Bill
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obvious from the
Bill Purdy had won an incredible
victory in the vice-presidential race the
year before, and the "golden boy" was
the heir apparent to the University Party
The party had been grooming Purdy
since his freshman year when he was class
president, and the UP had picked Purdy
to put it back on top in campus politics.
The UP was hungry. They had not had a
student body president since Bob
Spearman in 1964-65.
On the Student Party side things were
different. With Bob Powell in as
president, they were in good shape for
the coming year, but rivalries were
developing within the party.
Larly in the year Dave Kiel finished
off the tradition of party loyalty which
Sonny Pepper had cracked the year
before by running as an independent.
Kiel was chairman of the UP. and he
wanted to run for president. His way was
solidly blocked by Purdy. For Kiel there
was only one thing to do. He switched
parties and began work for the SP
Powell's faction of the party began
searching for a candidate of their own.
and they discovered Bob Travis, a
presidential assistant from Georgia.
Both sides began working before
Thanksgiving, plotting campaigns,
courting delegates and comparing
With Travis" forces in charge of the
party machinery, Kiel never really had a
Kiel was the first to announce that
year, followed two days later by Travis.
While the race for the presidential
nomination went on George Krichbaum,
a legislator from the lower quad, was
maneuvering for the number two spot.
Krichbaum went to Jed Dietz, a
legislator from Morrison who had a strong
following on South Campus, to ask for
his support. Dietz looked very much like
another Purdy -a "golden boy" with a
Dietz declined to support Krichbaum,
but did indicate that he himself would
not be in the race.
Kiel and Travis went into the
nominating convention, and at the first
mee':ng Dietz was still not in the race for
The SP convention dragged on for two
hours while delegates debated the seating
of 29 members of Tail F.psilon Phi. The
THPs were strongly behind Kiel, and,
accepting somewhat lax membership
requirements of past years, they had
waited until the night of the convention
to pay their dues. Travis' camp opposed
the seating of the TEPs. But after two
hours compromise was reached and the
convention turned to the business of
nominating a presidential candidate.
Travis won with a comfortable
Meanwhile the UP had met, nominated
Purdy, picked N'cel Dunivant, a
sophomore from Whiteville, N.C., to run
as vice president and gone home.
The SP delayed nomination of a vice
A week before the convention
re-convened, Dietz announced he would
oppose Krichbaum for the vice
The two camps were bitterly opposed,
and the vote was tight.
Dietz won narrowly with 128 votes to
Krichbaum's 121. Dietz supporters
moved that the nomination, like Travis",
be made unanimous, but Krichbaum's
supporters blocked the move.
A month later the final campus-wide
vote was 2,849 for Travis and 2,132 for
Dietz buried Dunivant, and the SP was
again in control.
Talk of the death of the University
Party immediately sprung up. After all,
the party had not had a president in three
years, and they were a definite minority
in the legislature.
But the UP was anything but dead,
and the SP was severely split. Dietz'
nomination infuriated Krichbaum's
supporters within the party, and many
including Krichbaum himself spent the
next year taking shots at Dietz.
Everyone knew it would Krichbaum
against Dietz for the SP nomination.
Sides were picked r..ily, and loyalty
shifted from party to candidate.
The SP was at the peak of its power on
campus, but the divisions left by the
Dietz-Krichbaum would return to divide
the party even deeper and destroy its