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Vol. 79, No. 26
79 Years of Editorial Freedom
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Wednesday, March 24, 1971
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One of the two students walking through never-never and thread and a spare shadow should bring them by
land in front of James dormitory late Tuesday afternoon Hinton James to help get the problem sewed up. (Staff
seems to have lost his shadow. Anyone possessing a needle photo by Leslie Todd)
UNC sending 22 delegates
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by Doug Hall
The Committee on University Residence Life
(CURL) passed a resolution Tuesday in favor of
making James dormitory coeducational.
Lf ; "It is a crisis situation at James," said Norman
"JJ Black, a student member of the committee. 'There
rf mf are so many people dissatisfied with the living
5 situation over there.
"Living in James is more removed than any place
7 on campus," he added. "Coed housing will not
completely rectify the situation, but it will certainly
Robert Kepner, director of Residence Life and
chairman of the committee, said, "I think this is a
very reasonable concession, and I am strongly in favor
of making as much of James coed as possible."
Kepner said he felt a final decision on James will
be made before the end of the week. The decision
will involve a special staff meeting of the Office of
A meeting of Student Affairs was scheduled for
Monday to consider the conversion of James, but the
meeting was cancelled and has not been rescheduled.
The committee also suggested a women's dorm on
campus be converted to a men's dorm in order to
make James partially coed.
"One of the major problems with making James
coed is finding the women," Kepner said. "But we
can't categorically convert women's dorms to men's
Mark Evens, a'student member of the committee
and co-chairman of the Residence College Federation
(RCF), said, "If you are worried about hurting
people, you shouldn't be concerned so much with the
girls you'll have to move out there.
"You ought to be worried about hurting the 800.
or 900 men who are forced to live in James each
year," he said.
Evens said he felt enough women should be
assigned to James to make the dorm 50 per cent
"I don't think women should be denied the
privilege of living in James," he said.
Carol Spruill, another student member of CURL,
said she felt women, like men, should be
assigned to James but not enough to
make the dorm 50 per cent women.
"I think women should be assigned to
James just as quickly as men," she said,
"but not 50-50. That isn't the ratio on
Some of the members of CURL said it
was a mistake to build South Campus
dorms in the fashion that has been done
since the early 1960's.
by Mary Ellis Gibson
Twenty-two UNC students will attend
the 34th session of the N.C. State
Student Legislature March 31 -April 1 at
the Holiday Inn in Raleigh.
The tentative speaker for the keynote
address to the Legislature is Sen. Henry
Jackson (D-Wash.). Jackson's speech may
cause unintentional embarrassment for
N.C. Gov. Robert Scott because Jackson,
a Democratic presidential hopeful, will be
accompanied by national newsmen and
the Governor has already given his full
support to Sen. Edmund Muskie for the
Following his address, Legislature
delegates will be entertained by Gov.
Scott and N.C. State Chancellor John
Caldwell at the Governor's Mansion.
All accredited colleges and universities
in the state are invited to send delegates
to the Student Legislature. Because
delegates are apportioned according to
enrollment, UNC and East Carolina
University have the largest representation.
The UNC delegates were selected through
interviews by former Student Legislature
The " Student Legislature considers
various bills in its legislative sessions, and
those passed are sent to all members of
the N.C. General Assembly. No bill
presently in the N.C. general statutes or
pending before the General Assembly is
considered by the Student Legislature.
In this way, the Student Legislature
tries to call to the attention of state
legislators new and innovative solutions
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UNC News Bureau
Increased applications pressure and the
uncertainties created by changing draft
regulations for the past two years have
had considerable implications for the Law
School at the University, which began the
academic year over-enrolled in relation to
its planned build-up over the next five
? Applications for admission are running
almost 100 per cent ahead of last year
and the total is expected to exceed 2,000.
The Law School has moved cautiously
in making the necessary upward
adjustments in admission standards to
stay within manageable range of the
projections. Additional faculty positions
have not been made available at an equal
pace. Consequently, the Law School has
not been able to retain the desired
faculty-student ratio while approaching
near capacity of the present facility two
years ahead of the projections.
Confronted with this situation as the
year began, the Law School sees no
lessening of pressure.
"There has seemed to us only one
solution immediately within the School's
capability," Dean J. Dickson Phillips Jr.
said recently 4This is to stabilize our
total enrollment at least for the coming
According to Dean Phillips, the
projections hopefully contemplated the
maintenance of a fairly constant
faculty-student ratio while moving in
moderate stages to a total enrollment of
around 650 students by 1975.
The intentfon'is to reach the planned
capacity of the present Van
Hecke-Wettach Building without any
physical expansion being required.
On this basis, the Law School formally
projected total enrollments of 565 for
1970-71, 585 for 1971-72 and 600 for
This year's total enrollment of 626 is
already neater than that projected for
"This will necessarily require the
raising of admission standards in order to
stay within the quota of admissions to
the first year class in 1971," Dean Phillips
to state problems More than 40 per cent
of the bills passed by State Student
Legislature are now among the -general
statutes of North Carolina.
The UNC delegation will submit one
of two bills now under consideration. The
first would establish a seminar workshop
for foreign industrial leaders to make
foreign industries more aware of North
Carolina's industrial resources. The
second proposal would increase the state
income tax, establish a local option
income tax and abolish the state sales tax
to make the N.C. system of taxation
more equitable. '
Wake Forest University has proposed a
bill which would legalize marijuana. The
Men's College of Duke University will
take to the SSL the most liberal abortion
bill in the U.S.
The UNC delegation has voted Lee
Hood Capps their chairman. Lacy Presnell
was elected chairman of the UNC House
delegation. The SSL Senate members are
Janis Bickett, a junior transfer student
from Peace College, and Robert Grady, a
member of the UNC Student Legislature.
Judd Davidson serves as the SSL
The UNC Student Legislature funds
the delegation. Lee Hood Capps has
invited all UNC students who will be in
Raleigh during the legislature session to
drop by the UNC hospitality suite on the
eighth floor of the Holiday Inn.
. He is confident that this year's session
of SSL will provide "innovative measures
for the state, so we're revising archaic
LvVS and liberalizing conservative ones."
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The construction company working on the NCNB plaza
on Rosemary Street found an interesting way to solve a
problem They had to put their temporary office
somewhere, but the parking spaces in the lot were too
valuable to cover up. The result a building on stilts which
people can drive under. Another bit of concrete evidence
that parking lots are supreme. (Staff photo by Leslie Todd)
- Dr. John M. Schnorrenberg, a faculty
member of CURL, said the buildings were
built in response to the demand at that
"We have to live with the decisions of
the past, whether those decisions were
made wisely or unwisely," he said. "What
we have to do now is work to improve
conditions on South Campus."
Black, who has resided in Morrison for
the past three semesters, said that during
his first semester at Morrison, when it was
all male, he felt far removed from the
"After the dorm was made coed,
people didn't mind living there," he said.
"It is closer to the idea of a true residence
Interested students have been working
to make James coed for about the last six
months. James residents held a meeting in
early February and presented their
reasons for wanting James coed to
Kepner subsequently held meetings
with several North Campus dorms to "get
as much input as possible from the
During the meetings, one of the main
reasons for wanting James coed has been
the social advantages. At the present
time, there are few social activities held
on the individual floors of James and
freshmen men have said they have great
difficulty in obtaining dates.
The Office of Student Affairs recently
asked James to get 15 women who are
willing to live in James to help plan a
The James Advisory Board will be
formed from this group.
Charlie Miller, governor of James
Residence College, said Tuesday that
women are still needed to fill positions on
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by Evans Witt
A confrontation may be developing over the street
vending practices in Chapel Hill.
In their regular Monday night meeting, the Chapel
Hill Board of Aldermen voted to have the current
ordinance on street vending strictly enforced
beginning March 29.
Talks with several street vendors indicate that a
court test of the ordinance may be attempted when
the Chapel Hill police attempt to enforce the law.
The current Chapel Hill ordinance provides that
only the sale of flowers, real or artificial, is to be
permitted on the streets of Chapel Hill. The main area
involved in street vending is the section of Franklin
Street in the central business district between
Columbia and Henderson Streets.
The main reason behind the Aldermen's move to
enforce the ordinance strictly seemed to be the
congestion of the Franklin Street sidewalks for which
the sales of leather goods, candles and wooden toys
apparently is the principal cause.
A street vendor who wished to remain unnamed
said a group of vendors have been talking about the
possible effects of the ordinance enforcement. One
possible course of action which is contemplated,
according to the leather goods salesman, is for the
entire group to sell their wares on Franklin Street
Monday morning, bringing arrests and thus a court
test of the case.
"We have been talking to some of the American
Civil Liberties Union people to see if we have a legal
leg to stand on in the case," he commented.
The feeling of many of the street vendors is that
the ordinance is discriminatory, since it does permit
the sale of flowers but of nothing else.
This is the second time in a year in which the
problem of street vending on Franklin Street has
become a source of friction between the town and
Early in the fall of 1970, a dispute arose similar to
the present one. After several weeks of various legal
and private moves, the vendors began selling one
flower at a time and "giving" the leather goods or
candles as gifts to those who "bought" the flowers.
Of course, the "price of the flower" varied
according to the other type of merchandise which
was given to the customer as a "gift."