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Assistant to the Chancellor Claiborne Jones spoke to
students Tuesday night about the cancellation of Project
Uinton. Jones explained uhy there could be no Project this
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by Sue L'nglish
Allhouj'h there are no detinue sii'ns of
a J ni i n i s t r a t ive support t'T Project
llinton, would-be participant-, in the
program assert their program is still "alive
and kicking" this war.
Assistant to the Chancellor Cla. borne
Jones anil a project committee met
Tuesday night with former project
mm hers an-f 1'inv u ho expcti-d to join
Jones fold the group the project was
adv tor thi-
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by Jessica Hanchar
''We v!il do every U -i we can to sec
graduate students get a Vjik." said Joe
Stailmgs. student body purulent, alter
conferring Wednesdav with last ear's
Yack I'ditiu Joe Mikhinet and Donme
Dale, student body treasurer.
No final decision will be made utitil the
three confer with Publications Hoard and
Student Legislature (SI ) todav.
A complaint was lodged against
Yackety Yack distribution Tucsdav when
graduate students were not allowed to
icceive a Yack unless they paid a "v tee.
The basis for the Yack refusal,
according to Stalhngs, was "last car's
interpretation of the Student
Government budget wjs th.it guduate
students would have to pa for their
Undergraduate students, under tins
intei pretation. had already paid for Yacks
in student activities fees.
"According to Dean (of Student
Affairs CO.) Cathey. the decision was
made last March." Stalhngs said.
Dean Cathey could not be reached for
comment when first contacted bv The
Daily Tar Heel. Later in the afternoon, he
was reported to be out ot town.
The graduate student funding problem
began last ear when graduate students
set up their own governing organization.
by Norman Black
The Chape! Hill University Service
Plant will be required to pay interest on
any security deposit held more than l,0
days under N. C. Utility Commission
Deposits required for water, electric
and phone service to private, off- campus
living units have risen for many students
due to regulation by the State Utilities
Lack of regulation over the rates and
service of the University-owned utilities -a
major source of town and campus
disagreement for the past several years
deelopments during the summer forced
the Advisorv Committee to meet on Aug.
21. I hey decided to suspend the project
tor the coming academic ear.
According to Jones and his advisory
committee, the main reason for project
suspension was a lack ot directors or
faculty fellows to run the programs.
Another reason was unexpected
overenrollmen t of new students and
u nderenrollmen t of projist members,
According to Steve Saunders, chairman
ot the Residence College Federation and
a committee member, the project will not
At that lime, an understanding
teached that Student (iovemment
the Graduate and Professional Stu
federation would receive
allocations troin student tees.
But the separation was not made.
Chancellor J. Cailyle Sitterson failed to
tecognie the graduate organization.
Presently. both graduate and
undergraduate student activity fees are
placed in the Student Government
"It is m impression from reviewing
last car's budget that graduate students
have paid for their Yack." said Mitchiner.
"Lvervone who has paid should get a
"There is no way to divide the Yack
allocation between graduate and
undergraduate." Dale agreed.
"I totally concur with the other two
that it is impossible to determine how
graduate and undergraduate monev was
div ided." Stalling commented.
"The important point is that we three
agree on this issue and will do what we
can to see the graduate students get their
1 acks tree." he continued.
Stalhngs also conferred with the
Publications Board and Student
Legislature on the issue. "It is onlv right
to ask their opinions since both groups
were involved, directly or indirectlv . with
Yack publication." he said.
was eliminated nv Mate .senate bill 5 "4
The bill changed the definition of
"public utilities" to include University
A of July 1. U71. the University
Service Plant came under full jurisdiction
of the commission, with the exception of
The actual rates charged bv the
University-owned service will not fall
under commission control until Julv 1.
In order to comply with commission
regulations, the University Service Plant
must now charge a security deposit from
any person has not established a credit
, hursday, September 9, 1971
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year, but the students will attempt to carry out the Project
anyway. (Staff photo by Leslie Todd)
resume its old lorm unless it is supported
by the College of Arts and Sciences.
"Academic attars will not buy that the
project is a part of the academic
community." he said. "They consider it a
matter of residency life."
Students supporting the project
discussed the University's priorities. 1 hey
referred to new expenditures in this
year's budget such as increased numbers
of freshmen seminars, and questioned
why Project ! "intern was not giver,
When the Il)71 budget was being
prepared in llb(. Project Hinton was still
in the experimental stage, and "the
administration should not have been
expected to put money in it," said Dr.
Maynard Adams, another member of the
Head of Innovative Studies Mark
Applebaum suggested since it is too late
to provide funds for Project Hinton this
year, the real issue is "what we can do
with the future."
The Fxperiment in Special Studies
Advisory Board will meet Monday to
"make sure that before the funds are
made for the dormitories for next
semester, the people in control will leave
room for academic programs." said
In discussing the former problems of
Project Hinton, last year's director Bob
Yoitle pointed out several problems
partly responsible for his resignation
during the summer.
One of the mam issues was re-entry of
freshmen in the program this fall. Voitle
said project directors shut off male
enrollment last April, thinking the
administration would re-admit freshmen.
"A lot of people applied and did not
get in due to this mix-up." he said. Yoitle
made this comment in reference to Jones'
remark that interest in the Project had
Applebaum said he voted to omit
freshmen because "they were restricted in
terms of what they could do on campus."
He also said there were a number of
freshmen women in the project who
failed last year.
Participants in the UnO-I1'-! Project
said the grade point averages were not the
result of living in Project Hinton.
Eleven courses, involving 1 So students,
were taught in the project last year.
Another problem of last year's project
was the lack of security, Yoitle said.
"The security was poor." he noted. "It
was the worst possible building on
campus for a girl to live in."
But under the same regulation, the
company is now required to pay interest
on the deposit.
The State Utilities Commission sets the
rate of interest at six percent per annum.
According to Grey Culbreth. director
of the University Service Plants, the
University requested the move to
Commission regulation, but was not
interested in collecting a security deposit.
"The last thing we want is this
deposit -we really don't want to be
concerned with it." Culbreth said. "Most
students have never had the opportunity
to establish any credit outside of their
home town, and this commission
regulation will present a burden to
them." Culbreth said the amount of the
re HU! 'regm
Count'. Board of
Elections board member Flo Garret: ;:
Chapel Hill, reports "students will be
treated in exactly the same manner as any
other person attempting to register to
The decision by the three-member
elections board was unanimous.
"In fact." Mrs. Garrett said. "This has
been our policy all along. In the past,
most students, out of lack of knowiedee.
have not really thought milch about the
issue of residence.
"We will ask no special questions ot
students," Mrs. Garrett added, "only the
usual inquiries about address, age. and
intent of residence.
The policy requires all persor.
attempting to register in the county must
answer favorably to the question "Do
you consider yourself a resident of
Orange County '1"
Mrs. Garrett cautioned students to
answer the residency question without
lying, since such an offense could be
According to census data, at least
8.000 students live within Chapel Hill.
There are currently less than ".000
registered voters in the city.
There are currently 21.000 registered
voters in Orange County. The number of
UNC students living within the county is
estimated to be about 16,000.
A spokesman for Common Cause, a
Washington group which has been
working for liberalization of residency
requirements, the county ruling is
"exactly what we wanted - students
should be treated the same as any other
Local officials such as Mayor Howard
Lee have favored student registration in
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The Old Well is a campus institution or so we're told. Located in what used to be
the center of campus, the Well has been a campus attraction to both young and old.
Here, two of the young admire the water fountain which now produces the water the
Well used to give. (Staff phcto by Cliff Kolovson)
on utility deposits
deposit would be based on the total of
two average monthly utility bills.
"Before July 1. we charged a S10
deposit for electricity and S5 for water."
Culbreth said. "Normally, we did not
require a deposit on phones. We refunded
these deposits annually, if the customer's
record was good. And of course, we did
not pay interest before."
According to Gerry McKeivey,
telephone commercial engineer, the
University plant will now be collecting
fewer deposits than before.
"Before we were requiring a deposit
trom everyone who walked through the
door." McKeivey said. "The only people
now affected are those who have not
established credit .'
d t " e e 1 e c '
id he would sees to
to their right to vote
the hoard w 1 1 conduct
"1! HTP Al .-ini-c
He indicated he might
;ae sucii a rcouevi io i.ic c;ro;e..
board m the near future.
State Elections Board Chairman Alex
Brock, who last spring recommended
local boards refuse to renter students.
by Woody Doster
Student Legislature opens its first
meeting of the vear tonight with a 51 .000
student lawyer appropriation at the top
of the agenda.
SL leaders want the lawyer to contest a
N.C. Statute forbidding absentee primary
balloting, which effectively eliminates
Legislature's finance committee is
expected to bring up a bill that would
authorize the appropriation. Legislator
Gerry Cohen authored the bill.
"Under present N.C. law." Cohen said,
"a student registered out of town will be
excluded from voting in the May 2
primary because of exams.
"And." he added, "if a student is
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educate students a
Commission regulations state a
customer's credit has been established if
he pays for service 12 consecutive months
without havmg had service discontinued
for nonpayment. He may not be
delinquent in payment more than twice.
In this event, the utility must return
the customer's deposit plus all interest
accrued during service.
In the case of students, McKelvery
said, nine months of good credit would
establish his rating.
"If a student had nine months of good
credit when he went home for the
summer, we would not require a deposit
from him when he returned to Chapel
Hill." McKeivey said.
The University plant has not yet
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graduation is May 1 5
The Mav l" pimury v.
candidates lot the . .
President and state goverr,-i
governor and attorney cc:;cu!
If none of the c-i d .!
particular ottice can ohlam
votes, a runolt eledion im
will be held between the
candidates on May 0
Co-hen said plaintilts i;i the
be a group of UNC students r
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"Common Cause." a ashmj:to?! has
public interest group, and the I M
"This issue is something that em
even outid'-state students," n s.r.i
"North Carolina requites only six months
residency to vote in primaries."
Cohen's hi! specifies Chjpc! H '
attorney Adam Stem would be ret ::-e '
with a maximum of SI .(MMl taken trom
the Student (lovemmei.t
appropriation of V.OlM) for legal service
However, the situation is ompiua!cj
by a ruling Imm the NC Attrrey
General's tticc requested by lormer
Student legislalor (ieotge Hlackhui:; Hut
ruling slates Student (iovenirnen t . a in
affiliate of the state-owr ed ' r.er-it .
cannot hire private cur.sel with- at
permission from tlie goverrn-r
Cohen charged the ruling i- a " f p
political trick. Morgan's ruhnj th i'
htuuent (jovcrnrnent can t h,r
counsel means we would ha'.
attorneys from his office to
Cohen said lie believe the ru:
upheld . would help c or .:
gubernatorial candidate M -rg:
denying student votes io his . .r-.
Attorney Stein declined t- o
on the Attorney General's rulinc u
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has seen a copy. But he said he
Student Government would v :
"appropriate" plaintiff in tlie c a e i:
represents the diverse UNC stu dent V1;
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The legislative session get unde
7:30 p.m. m the Di-Phi Chamber
TODAY: Partlv cloudy and
warm with widely scattered
afternoon and evening
thundershowers; highs today and
tomorrow in the SOs.
decided how often tney will return the
deposit plus interest.
"We would expect that we would have
to refund the deposit and interest mare
than once a year," Culbreth said. "It dl
take us a couple of months t gear our
billing and revenue machinery to this re
change. It really depends or. the
mechanics of the program how o'ten the
refund is made.
"Of course, if a customer discontinues
his service, we will refund his deposit plui
accrued interest as soon as possible."
The security deposit will not atfect
students living in dormitories on campus
unless they have proven to be a credit
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