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The Tar Heel
Both sides testify before committees
Thursday. June 17, 1971
Seven members of the Warren Commission asked the
N.C. General Assembly Wednesday to approve the
majority report for deconsolidating the Consolidated
University and reorganizing higher education in North
The seven insisted that no harm would come from
abolishing the Consolidated University.
Consolidated University President William C. Friday
and five others appeared before the joint session of the
House and Senate Higher Education committees
Tuesday to give their views on the restructuring of
Friday told the committees he was not there "to
express my views on structure or on the majority or
minority reports." He gave the committee members an
outline of the present workings of the Consolidated
Wallace Hyde, one of those presenting the case for
deconsolidating the University, told the committee that
those attempting to preserve the present system are
trying "to preserve the power structure."
"It would be a great day to keep education out of
politics," said Hyde.
Herbert Wey, president of Appalachian State
University, gave his views Wednesday as to why the
majority report should be accepted:
"We can have equality of education without
sacrificing the quality of education.
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vendors musv leave sirreer
The street vendors of Chapel
Hill's Franklin Street have been
banned from the street pending the
drawing up of a new town
ordinance by Chapel Hill's Board of
Orange County Superior Court
Judge Thomas D. Cooper ruled the
present ordinance, which bans all
vending except that of homegrown
and handmade flowers, was
The action by Cooper came
With the present ordinance ruled
discriminatory, all vendors are
banned from the streets. The Board
of Aldermen decided Monday night
to draw up a new ordinance rather
than appeal the court's decision.
Vending continued on the
streets Tuesday and Wednesday and
is expected to continue until Judge
Cooper signs the formal restraining
Town Manager Robert Peck said
no action will be taken against the
vendors until the signing of the
The famous flower ladies of
Chapel Hill have benn the only
"legal" street merchants for 50
years. The so-called "hippie
peddlars" have had a fluorishing
business of leather goods, etc.
because they have sold small
flowers and "given" their other
merchandise away for free.
The action in Superior Court
came as a result of a suit filed by
Mrs. Laura Spinarski, a leather
goods salesman. Mrs. Spinarski filed
the suit after the aldermen voted in
March to ban all vendors except the
Town Attorney Emory Denny
told the aldermen Monday night
that his argument on behalf of the
town was based on three points:
the general statutes of North
Carolina grant the Board of
Aldermen authority to regulate the
town's streets and sidewalks; that
case precedent exists for the board
to make a "reasonable
classification" of articles to be sold
on the sidewalks; and that the
board's classification of flowers as
opposed to other goods was a
Judge Cooper agreed with the
first two points, said Denny, but he
disagreed that the sale of flowers, as
opposed to leather goods, candles
or similar items, was a "reasonable
"I resent the attitude that all the institutions other
than those of the Consolidated University are sick, and if
we should bring these in then all would be sick."
.Maceo Sloan, a merrier of the Board of Higher
Education, told the group, "If consolidation is good for
those six six institutions, why not for all?"
UNC-Wilmington Chancellor William Waggoner
Tuesday told the committees he opposed (he majority
report because the Consolidated University had "meant
the difference between just existing and taking a giant
Waggoner further said Wilmington's admission to the
Consolidated University had strengthened its school's
UNC trustee Victor Bryant presented the group the
minority plan of the Warren Commission.
He declared there was no "logical reason to
dismember and abandon" the Consolidated University.
Committee hearings are continuing on the proposed
deconsolidation of UNC.
The majority report would deconsolidate UNC and
mean the end of the Board of Education, creating in
their stead a 47-member Board of Regents to regulate
the budgets and programs of the state-supported
The minority report would give the powers to the
Board of Higher Education and retain the Consolidated
Addressing the committee in favor of deconsolidation
Mrs. Harry Horton, member of the Board of
Education; Walker Smith, a UNC trustee; Buck Harris,
UNC trustee; Watts Hill, Jr., member of the State Board
of Higher Education ; Sloan ; Wey and Hyde.
Appearing for the University were: former Superior
Court Judge William Johnson; Mrs. Virginia Lathrop,
UNC trustee; Jake Froehlick, UNC trustee; Greensboro
Mayor Jack Elam; Friday; Waggoner; Bryant and
Durham Attorney Ralph Stray horn, who read a
statement the late Irving Carlyle had planned to read to
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