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Vol. 80, No. 24
Student Body President Joe Stallings
has been appointed a member of the
faculty comrnitte investigating the death
of UNC football player Bill Arnold.
Dr. Ldward McG. Uedgpeth, chairman
of the Faculty Council's Committee on
Athletics, said Monday Stallings would be
a member of the investigatory committee
along with four faculty members.
The committee will include Dr. Robert
Melott of the UNC law school; Dr. Gerard
Barrett, of the School of Business
Administration; Dr. Clifford Lyons of the
Department of English; Stallings and
"As the only student representative on
this committee, there are several concerns
On restructuring outcome
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RALF1IGH - The chairman of the
Senate Higher Education Committee said
Monday he isn't as confident as his House
counterpart that the General Assembly
will endorse committee restructuring
"I don't want to get too enthusiastic in
making future predications," said Sen. J.
Russell Kirby (D-Wilson). "Anything can
happen from here on out."
Kirby said in an interview he believes
there will be no major floor fight over the
committee proposals at the Oct. 26
special session: "
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UNC stars Reggie McAfee and Larry Widgeon finish first and second in Monday's
cross country meet. The Heels defeated Virginia Tech and South Carolina in the
opening meet of the season. See story, page 5. (Staff photo by Cliff Kolovson)
by Jessica Hanchar
The chairman of a student commission
to reorganize Student Government (SG)
said Monday he is convinced the
commission's work will "greatly enhance
the students' position in the University
Jay Strong, chairman of the
Commission on the Goals and
Organization of Student Government,
added, "But this commission will not be a
panacea. It will not arrive at a special
magic formula to solve the problems of
Many members of the University
community have warned commission
members the group must provide
concrete results, Strong said, and "not
on which I must represent the students
body," Stallings said, and added:
"First, the committee must very
objectively review the facts of the
tragedy, so as to ensure fair public
reporting on those facts.
"Secondly, the committee must
recommend equitable solutions to
prevent any further occurence of this
"Thirdly, the entire matter must be
handled so that all segments of the
University community are satisfied that
the matter has been resolved."
The five-man committee is a
subcommittee of the faculty athletic
committee, which has nine members.
"But when anything's as controversial
as this it's never really settled until the
votes are taken," he said.
Rep. Perry Martin ( D-N'orthampton)
predicted in a weekend interview the
General Assembly would go along with
the committees, which have given
preliminary approval to a new higher
"I have no idea but what the General
Assembly as a whole is going along with
what the committees recommend,"
Martin said. 'They realize we have spent
a good deal of time studying the matter. I
can't imagine them rejecting our
Kirby and Martin plan to meet
end up in the position of past study
commissions where nothing was
The commission was formed recently
by Student Body President Joe Stallings.
The group will attempt to determine the
goals of Student Government and review
the present organizations and systems
through which these goals are to be met.
"Consequently, this committee will
touch a wide spectrum of student
activities." Strong said.
Stallings charges issued to commission
include underrepresentation of certain
student groups in SG affairs, tension and
conflict between the SG executive and
legislative branches and lack of
involvement by students.
"This commission is undertaking a very
large and difficult task," Strong said.
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After the subcommittee has completed
its work, it will report to the full athletic
committee, which will then prepare a
report for presentation to the Faculty
Council Oct. h.
Stallings said he felt the subcommittee
idea was the best way to bardie the
situation, but he hoped the full
committee would be "utilized" t help
gain more expertise on the case."
Arnold, a sophomore guard from
Staten Island, N.Y.. died Sept. 21 in N.C.
Memorial Hospital from liver and kidney
complications resulting from a heat
stroke he suffered Sept. 6 during a UNC
Tuesday in Raleigh to pick
subcommittees that will do the actual
work of hammering out a bill to be voted
on by the higher education groups.
"I don't believe we'll have a final bill
until 10 days or so before the session,"
Kirby said. "I don't believe you can come
up with a bill earlier than that if you give
it proper study."
Gov. Bob Scott, who backs a new
board with strong authority over public
higher education, will discuss the subject
Tuesday before the UNC Faculty Club.
A new board, either coordinating or
governing as endorsed by the committees
last week, would deconsolidate the
t'niversity a a multi-camp'.is inftitntion .
Tuition raise concerns
by Mary Ellis Gibson
Increased out-of-state tuition may have
important effects on graduate school
enrollment next year, according to Dr.
Lillian Lehman, the new UNC registrar.
"We don't know what effect the
increased tuition will have on students,
especially on graduate students," Dr.
She noted that this year out-of-state
graduate assistants pay in-state tuition,
but, according to the new law. teaching
assistants will be required to pay the
speaks here today
Dr. Leo Jenkins, president of East
Carolina University, will speak tonight at
8 in room 202-204 of the Student Union.
The topic of the speech is "The Need for
Restructuring Higher Education in N.C."
The talk is being sponsored by the
UNC Young Democrats Club (VDC).
According to Bill Ratteree. a YDC
spokesman, the speech is part of a series
of speakers YDC plans to bring to campus
"to promote broadened perspectives on
current issues of interest to the student
and the citizen."
Jenkins has been a leading figure in the
current battle over the restructuring of
higher education. He was also considered
a possible candidate for governor until he
"We'll almost assuredly embark into areas
sensitive to those presently in positions of
power throughout the University."
The commission will function
autonomously from Student
Government. Stallings and other top
student leaders will not be involved Ln the
commission except when called upon to
"Stallings has already expressed his
confidence in and support of conclusions
this commission will reach," Strong said.
One area Strong indicated the
commission will study is the present
handling of internal affairs by Student
"Some members have indicated
Student Government should be assigned a
more clearly defined authority directly
Uedgpeth abo ked Monday for
pc-rwr.s with "'personal knowledge" of
the incident to contact the committee.
Hedgpeth's statement invited "any or. e
wh observed the events or has personal
knowledge ur?our.d:r.g the recent illness
of Bill Arnold" to contact the committee
before Thursday morning.
Appointments with the committee can
be made by calling Mrs. Elizabeth Eagle
at '-3o-l?63 from 0 a.m. to noon each
day until Thursday.
Chancellor J. Carlyle Sitterson released
a statement on the case Monday which
"A number of faculty and students
have asked whether the University
intended to make any further statement
concerning Bill Arnold's illness and death.
The answer is yes."
Sitterson's statement said after he
learned of the incident the day after
Arnold collapsed, he first met with the
director of athletics, the director of the
Student Health Service and the team
"Understandably, we emphasized that
all possible steps be taken to minimize
any possible recurrence of such illness,"
said Sitterson's statement. "Secondly. I
requested that all the facts bearing on Bill
Arnold's illness be assembled.
TODAY: partly cloudy and mild;
highs in the low 80s, lows in the
60s; 20 percent
increased out-of-state tuition.
"If half of the out-of-state graduate
students don't attend UNC next year, we
would be under-enrolled," Dr. Lehman
OF the 4,450 UNC graduate students,
half are not N.C. residents.
Dr. Lehman described graduate school
enrollment as the "unknown quantity in
projecting next year's total enrollment."
Accurate enrollment projections are
essential because the University's budget
as passed by the N.C. legislature depends
on the number of full-time students," Dr.
made a recent statement disavowing any
such motives for 1972.
The General Assembly will have a
special assembly session beginning Oct.
26 to solve the higher education question.
Jenkins is expected to be a member of
the opposition since he does not wish
ECU to become a member of the
Consolidated University, as proposed
plans would make possible.
Ratteree explained YDC was not
sponsoring Jenkins or any other speakers
for the purpose of gaining new
membership, but thar their sole purpose
was to help the students to get a more
balanced view of current issues which
misht involve them.
from the Board of Trustees." Strong said.
Presently, the degree of SG authority is
controlled through the Chancellor's
office. Some members believe if SG
gained trustee recognition, Strong said, it
would be on a more stable and
Strong is leawng the decisions on how
the study will be approached and what
the concluding recommendations will be
to the commission members.
"I see my position as an administrator
and coordinator to help facilitate the
great burden that will be felt by the
student members in undertaking such a
difficult study," he said.
One approach members have suggested
is to hold open hearings with students.
Faculty members, representatives of
the administration and members of the
Unusual things have been known to happen under' the flagpole in Polk Place but one
of the most unusual took, place Monday. Maurice Duval was found packing together
his parachute. That's spelled p-a-r-a-c-h-u-t-e. (Staff photo by Tad Stewart)
She cited increased admission of
undergraduates and the increase in the
undergraduate acceptance rate as the two
major causes of this year's large
"We had planned for an increase m
graduate student enrollment," Dr.
Lehman said, but because the number of
graduate students did not increase, more
freshmen were admitted to fill the
"This year, TO percent of freshmen
admitted to the University accepted as
compared with the projected acceptance
rate of 60 percent." Dr. Lehman said.
She said other causes of the large
enrollment include the exceptionally high
acceptance rate for transfer students !i
increased enrollment m pro:esiov.ii
"Eor example, the law schc-! has 750
students this year as compared with the
projection of 650 students."' -he
"Plans for 1M72-73 enrollment are
being prepared by a special committee
appointed by the chancellor to make
enrollment projections." Dr. Lehman
She added that old methods of
predicting enrollment are no longer
'There is more uncertainty now than
there ever has been, and UNC apparently
is one of the places where people want to
be." she continued.
Dr. Lehman said that this ear's
freshman class is not only the largest m
the history the University, but the
students are of "the highest quality we
have ever had."
Assuming the position of registrar and
Board of Trustees will probably be asked
to appear before hearings and make their
recommendations. Strong said.
The need for a student government
study was seen by past student body
presidents Alan Albright and Tom Bello
as well as Stallings.
Educators have also voiced the need
for an improved student government.
A special State Board of Higher
Education report on the future of higher
education stated: "In order for an
institution to carry on an educational
program and at the sme time give
students an opportunity to be heard on
issues which affect their lives as students
and persons, it becomes imperative that
an effective system of campus governance
which includes students be founded."
Founded February 23. 1893
Dr. Lillian Lehman
d.rewt - -r ot Institutional Research on
Sept. 1. Dr. I ehm in has supervision over
several University offices including
.entral records, admissions, and student
o-.l'.gist and awst.mt tot he provost
n the University for the past two years.
Dr. Lehman is the t ! r -1 woman member
of the chancellor's immediate lta:f of vic
chanccll-.-ro. d. re. tors and advisers.
A- d:-ecor A Institutional Research,
-he maintain-, a repository ot information
ab-.ut the n.versity to keep current data
necessary f.r interna! decision-making
and to pr(.''.ide :r.f-rmati.n to agencies
requiring deta.led documentation ab'-.ut
the L'niversitv .
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A fau!: committee on the future of
the L'r. vtrsity stated in its report m
')(,'. "Students are demanding more
active participation. At times, this takes
the form of insisting the University be
regarded as 3 community of those
residing here and that it function
democratically m all decision-making."
A committee was formed to execute
vme suggestions made by this report.
From these revisions came the overhaul
of the Office of Student Affairs.
"They d.d.n't g- far enough." Strong
commented "They should have delved
more deeply into student governing
The commission has set Jan. 11 as the
date to hand down their
recommendations and decisions.