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by Marc Shapiro
The strange yellow polyethylene tube in the pit
Thursday had many people guessing as to exactly
what it was.
"Looks like Goliath's intestine," someone
"A piece of spaghetti shot with hormones," said
another equally imaginative observer.
Finally, a brilliant intellect hit upon the answer,
'That's a strange, yellow polyethylene tube."
Indeed it was. .
After two days of rain the Carolina Union was
inspired to begin its promotion of Jubilee. The tube
attracted attention, while the music of the different
Jubilee groups, Chuck Berry, Tom Rush, Alex Taylor,
the Allman Brothers and Spirit was played.
Union President Richie Leonard said, "We're
trying a lot this spring to do fun things in the pit.
"We want to give the people something to be
Leonard succeeded adequately in causing buzzes
of interest among students.
Several inquisitive hands reached out to touch the
tube and followed it around the pit, up lamp posts,
and watched as it overlapped in the middle.
Other enterprising and tired souls simply decided
the tube was a better seat than the Davie poplar and
deposited themselves saddle-style on it.
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But for other onlookers, the bright color, the
abstract design, the innovative thinking and the
promotion effort were all in vain.
What, then, does it take to please such persons
who smirk at all the glamor?
One co-ed put it simply.
"I like my little red balloon better."
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Nobody knows just what it was but it was there just
the same. Strung around the pit like an overgrown
worm, it engulfed trees and students alike. Actually, the
big yellow whateveritwas is just a publicity stunt for
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Vol. 79, No. 32
; 79 Years of Editorial Freedom
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Friday, April 9, 1971
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Approximately 40 people staged a sit-in Thursday
afternoon at the Chapel Hill Police Department to
protest the imprisonment of John Fox, candidate for
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mayor of Chapel Hill. Fox was arrested Wednesday
night and charged with possession of narcotics. (Staff
photo by John Gellman)
by Doug Hall
John William Fox Jr., 26-year-old
Candidate for mayor of Chapel Hill, was
Tarrested and charges with possession of
narcotics Wednesday night.
H Fox, of 31 Barclay Rd., was in
jlillsborough jail late Thursday afternoon
while about 40 of his friends and
supporters milled around the Chapel Hill
5 Capt. C.E. Durham of the Chapel Hill
police Department said a quantity of
marijuana was found upstairs and a
quantity of hashish and marijuana was
found downstairs in Fox's two-story
After the 8:30 p.m. raid, Durham said
fcox was taken to the Chapel Hill jail and
blaced under $5,000 bond. He was
transferred to Hillsborough Wednesday
A preliminary hearing has been set for
9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Orange County
District Court in Hillsborough.
The exact amount of marijuana and
hashish had not been determined,
Durham said, but "there was well over a
gram of each, making the charge a
A friend of Fox who claimed he was at
the house at the time of the raid said
about 1 5 persons were holding a meeting
at the house when the police arrived.
The group was organizing a Craft
Co-op, which would operate a
community store and sell items at Very
little profit," said the friend, who asked
that his name be withheld.
Police officers searched all males at the
meeting and inspected the girls' pocket
books, he said.
Durham said it is regular procedure to
make searches when a search warrant has
been issued for a house.
Fox's acquaintance said after bond
was set at $5,000, some of Fox's friends
obtained a lawyer who called a judge,
requested that bond be lowered to
The juige agreed to lower the bond,
the friend said, but Chapel Hill
authorities had not been notified of the
change late Wednesday.
"We spent all night raising the $1,500,
but when we went down to the police
station, they said they had not been
notified of the change and bond was still
$5,000," he said. "Now, we have to go to
Hillsborough to post bond."
The 40 supporters of Fox stayed at
the Town Hall for a couple of hours but
caused no disturbance. They reportedly
smoked marijuana openly as they lay on
the sidewalk and yard. One said, "We are
just a bunch of long-haired hippies,
making our presence felt."
by Woody Doster
' The appropriations for a Student
Government lawyer and the $700
presidential scholarship were cut from the
proposed 1971-72 budget by Student
Legislature Wednesday night " ,t -
Both measures, however, may come up
for consideration again before the budget
is ratified. '
Legislator Joe Beard, opponent of the
$ 1 5,000 proposed expenditure for legal .
counsel, called the measure "a waste of
"Who is the lawyer to be a lawyer
for?" he questioned. "Will he represent
only Student Government or individuals
who get involved in urug arrests and
He also asked whether such a lawyer
would be able to represent groups or
individuals in court or whether he would
be restricted to giving counsel.
"It seems possible from reading the
proposed appropriation that he might be
. required to serve as the lawyer for the
entire student body," Beard said.
Cam West, special assistant to Student
Body President Stallings, said intent of
the appropriation was to enable Student .
Government to work on long range issues
such as student fees.
'The right of a student to privacy in
his dorm room is the main question we
want to explore," West said. "This would
' require a full time lawyer."
He noted the student body at the
University of Texas had employed a
lawyer for the past three years "with
'The rights of a student in relation to
administration were completely redefined
and clarified there as a result of their
lawyer's work," West said.
He stated the lawyer would not take
individual cases of students unless there
was special authorization by the student
body president. .
'This authorization would . only . be
given in cases where a student had been-
'caused irreparable harm by
administration or the civil ' authorities,
and could not pay for legal counsel,"
Beard is also opposed to the idea of
putting a lawyer on salary.
"Student Government won't be able
to find an adequate lawyer, give him a
on two cases at a total cost of $ 1 ,900.
secretary and office space for $15,000 a
would be more reasonable to
appropriate $5,000 to retain a firm
within the state," Beard suggested. "We
could use and pay a lawyer only when we
-"-need ohe.". v.." -West
said a lawyer had worked on
retainer for Student Government last year
"We are in the process of writing
letters to deans of law schools across the
country asking for recommendations," he
said. "We want someone who has had
several years of experience and
interested in the cause of student rights.
TODAY: sunny and warm with
temperatures in the '70V, zero
chance of precipitation through
SATURDAY: sunny and warmer
with temperatures in upper '70's;
chance of showers by late
by Woody Doster
Reactions to the proposed Student
Legislature (SL) budget have been
varied-but the Black Student movement
and ECOS are upset.
The Black Student Movement (BSM)
originally asked the Finance Committee
for $17,800. Their request, like many
others, was reduced. The original figure
the committee reported out was $6,800.
However, according to BSM Chairman
Ashley Davis, their proposed
appropriation has been further reduced to
'The money was cut from a black
cultural affairs conference to be attended
by all students," Davis said. "We consider
the money we have left to be a very
He answered charges that the BSM was
guilty of misappropriating funds.
"The charges came up two years ago
when we were last put in the budget," he
noted. "At that time we were a first year
organization on campus and couldn't use
the requisition system or write checks.
How could we have been
"When we see that we can't
legitimately participate in Student
Government," Davis continued, "I can't
ask other black students to come to UNC
and be subjected to the same thing."
ECOS, UNC's environmental
conservation group, lost their $3,500
request because the Finance Committee
thought they could raise their funds from
"We do solicit funds ,from
off-campus," said ECOS Steering
Committeeman Charles Jeffress, "but
those funds go to support activities
He stated the money would have gone
to finance a third printing of the sex
education booklet, "Elephants and
'The first printing of 8,000 booklets
was sold almost immediately at no profit
for ourselves," Jeffress said.
He stated "ECOS represents UNC
students much better than some of the
organizations that were funded" in the
However, he added the Finance
Committee has a "very difficult job" in
deciding which organizations to include.
"We feel that we can provide a real
service to the students," he continued,
"but to do things on campus we need
money from the campus."
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by Lana Starnes
A new abortion bill was introduced in the N.C.
ileneral Assembly Wednesday by Rep. Jack Rhyne
D-Gaston) reducing from three to one the number
of consenting physicians required to allow an
The bill also sets a 30-day residency
requirement in order to obtain the operation.
Present restrictions are retained in the new bill.
These restrictions allow abortions to be
performed only when the health anor life of the
mother is endangered, when there is a chance of
fetal deformity or when the pregnancy is a result
of rape or incest.
The 30-day residency requirement would
replace the 4-month requirement recently struck
down by the Federal Court.
Rhyne was an opponent of the liberalized
abortion bill killed in the Senate Tuesday. He said
his bill would make the present abortion law
"more realistic and less vulnerable to the kinds of
attempts at liberalization it was just subjected to."
The bill killed Tuesday would have allowed
North Carolina women over 18 to obtain an
abortion upon written request. The woman
would have been required to reside in North
Carolina for 30 days, and be no more than 12
The bill was defeated 25-21 on a second
reading. The Senate also voted 24-22 to table the
bill, meaning it would take a two-thirds majority
to bring the bill up for reconsideration.
Sponsor of the defeated bill, Rep. Robert Jones
(D-Rutherford), said he would support Rhyne's
Jones said he was disappointed by the defeat of
the bill Tuesday and he had expected it to pass by
a two-vote margin.
'Three senators who had indicated to me that
they would support the measure voted against it,"
Dr. Takey Crist, an assistant professor in the
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at N.C.
Memorial Hospital, responded to the bill's defeat
Tuesday by saying most of the arguments against
abortion were based on emotionalism and religious
issues. . '
"I don't think it's right for a legislative body to
legislate a people's morality and that was exactly
what was done Tuesday.
"I was surprised at the President of the United
States, who came out and voiced his religious
beliefs at such a timely moment. I'm sure it had an
effect on some of the.votes," Crist said.
"We should not be hampered by defeat," Crist
continued, "but, those of us who understand the
problem of abortion should continue to fight to
give women their basic right to determine their
Art Jones, a consultant to the N.C. Population
Center and author of the current law enacted in
1967, vowed he would continue his efforts to
change the current abortion statutes.
Dr. Jaroslav F. Hulka, an associate professor in
maternal and child health at N.C. Memorial
Hospital, said he was disappointed in the
legislators who voted against the bill Tuesday and
he feels their actions do not reflect the wishes of
the people of North Carolina.
"I am professionally insulted. Most doctors
have spent 12 to 15 years learning to make this
type of decision. Legislators have not," he said.
"None of the abortion bills proposed offer
physicians the dignity of practicing. The legislation
interferes with the doctor and his patient.
"It is another effort by legislators to practice
medicine," Hulka continued, "and I am opposed
to their determining under what conditions we
should make such decisions.