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Gov. Boh Scott criticizes the attitude of the Consolidated University toward his
attempts to restructure higher education in North Carolina. Scott spoke to the UC
Faculty Club in t ho Cjro'inn Inn I i.'cmI.iv.
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by Mark Whicker
StJff WriU r
Assistant Dean of Student i
James C). Cansler has requested a ti:,
the sophomore and nim-n t;.;
university housing requirement. a
last spring due to increased cm.-"-projections.
The study will be made K K
Kepner, director of Resident 1 He.
the Committee on Universitv KcmJ
Life (CURL). Cansler said iuesda
study will be completed by Nov. 1.
Kepner said the first meeting
CURL on the re-evalu.it ion will be
next week. "Certainly the il;;
sophomores and junior transfers vo
discussed," he said, " but we hope r
become a broad study ot the v
Cansler disclosed the studv v. as
made at a meeting Tuesdav moimng
Steve Saunders, chairman of
Residence College Federation. Si;
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.No action taken
oil alcohol rales
by Bill Lovin
No formal action was take:; on
proposed regulations on the u-c o:
alcoholic beverages at Tuesdav 's meetmg
of the Consolidated Universitv
Administrative Council, according to Cam
West, assistant to Student Body President
West, who represented UNC Student
Government at the meeting, said the
proposed regulations would be sent to the
Executive Committee of the Board of
Trustees for consideration at their Nov.
1 2 meeting.
But an opiuion would first be obtained
from the attorney general's otfice on the
legality of the regulations. The Trustees
will make the final decision on the policv .
The proposed alcohol regulations were
drawn up at a meeting of campus deans
of student affairs and student body
presidents last month. The proposed
policy would allow possession and
consumption of all types of alcoholic
beverages, by persons of sutficient age. in
the private rooms of University housing
by residents and guests.
The policy permits the use of beer and
're ident Joe Stallmgs, and Robert
. Stallincs" special assistant or
a resolution last week
requesting that the requirements be
"At this point, I want to make RCF's
ideas ,i part of the evaluation," Suumders
Stallmgs has requested that the study
be hmshed well enough in advance to
insure sophomores and junior transfers
time to tm.d otf-campus housing if they
"I also hope students will be involved
;n this studv," Stallings said, "and that
the results will be in the open soon
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! uiiet ins fvir next ear.
T also would like to see another
eadon. besides financial difficulties, why
'h.se students must be required to use
dministrators have argued that living
"" dorms is educational experience"
''" o area of University housing other
"' private rooms a the discretion of
chancellor after consultation with
The chancellor would have the power
' designate areas outside of University
h Mrg where alcoholic beverages could
vu-st sjiJ Student Government had
"two -lair, objections" to the policy as it
"First v,c feel "secondary residences
should be broadened to include lounges
m dormitories." he said. "The attorney
genera! lias interpreted the "secondary
residence" wording in the law to mean
onJv dorm rooms. We would like it to
include dormitorv lounges.
"Secondlv, the way the policy is
written now. there is no absolute
guarantee the chancellor will confer with
student hodv president concerning a
ra! honor nolicv for the whole
campus, as opposed to a specific policy
tor a specitic instance."
I he reassesment .of the alcohol
regulations on the Consolidated
I niversitv campuses began last spring
alter it was determined the Universitv
had no dear-cut policv governing alcohol.
by Evans Vvjtt
Stiff I'.'r;.'. r
Consolidated University leadership :r. a
speech here Tuesday for not taking a
constructive stand on restructuring
state-supported higher education.
"The University has. in my cpmirn,
not added to its position, prestige or
image and has not contributed to the
solution in the stand it has taken in the
past, a negative stand." Sc. tt told a
luncheon meeting of the Chape! Hi!!
Faculty Club at the Carolina Inn.
Scott also announced he has reset the
regular quarterly meeting of the
Trustees from Oct. 25 to Oct. ic.
by Jessica Hanchar
The Student Food Service Commission
will hold an open forum to air complaints
and suggestions at 4 p.m. today in room
213-215 of the Student Union. '
The commission includes students and
managers from Servomation-Mathias,
Inc., the campus food service.
"We want the students to voice their
opinions on what they think is wrong and
to benefit students and get them
acquainted with university life.
Saunders termed this "hogwash."
"We do see the need for freshmen to
stay in residence halls but beyond that it
is not necessary." All parties have agreed
that the dorms must be made into an
educational experience for the residents.
"But even if they are," Saunders said,
"no upperclassmen should be required to
live in a residence hall."
"We've been preparing for an
evaluation Like this ever since last spring,"
Cansler said. "The future trends of
enrollment are fluid right now, but
whatever the number is we would like to
make residence hall living more
Kepner said that the overcrowding in
dorms has not decreased significantly
since the beginning of the semester.
"Fd sav about 270 men are still
he said, "and about 170
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A workman fixes a hole cut in a wall in James to rescue a former UNC student who
was hurt when he apparently stepped off the top of an elevator. (Staff photo b Leslie
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w e hone it w on t turn
into iiist a
complaint session." she said
"That is rarely constructive."
"We want to hear complaints, but we
also want students to come with ideas of
practical alternatives to the service as it is
Robert Greer. director of
Servomation-Mathias on campus and a
member, w ill
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Con.soidated l.'niers:t Board of
Trustees, a cor.fuct which must be
resv-'lved between the University and the
N.C. Board of Higher Education, that
there are irreconcilable differences
between (director of the N.C. Board of
Higher Lducahon ) Cam W est and
lited Universitv President) Bui
explain why some proposals mav not be
feasible on campus at this time, said Miss
"We need students with realistic
demands," she said.
Students will be addressing themselves
to the student-management commission.
Miss Wall said, not just to Servomation.
Miss Wall said the Food Service
Commission was formed to provide a
liaison between students and the food
service for recommendations and
"The commission also wants to help
the student view himself as a consumer
toward the food service," she added. "As
a consumer, the student has the
obligation to let the manager know his
opinions on how the place is run.
"Students and management can work
together closely to keep communication
open.' she said. "That way we hope to
head off problems before they reach the
The commission will meet twice a
month to discuss suggestions and evaluate
proposals on the food service operation.
"We need input and feedback now so
we'll know in what directions to start
working." she said.
Miss Wall said the commission will set
its priorities according to opinions
expressed at the open forum.
"I hope students will feel free to come
in and say what they think," she said. "If
students want to have a good food
service, they have the responsibility to
TODAY: variable cloudiness
with a chance of showers and
thunders: high near SO: probability
of precipitation 30 percent today
and 20 percent tonight.
UNC student hurt
by Norman Black
A former UNC student was badly
injured Monday night when he apparently
attempted to step on top of an elevator in
an elevator shaft o: Hmton James
dormitory, authorities said.
Lindy Harper of Chapel Hill, was
pinned in the shaft for nearly three hours
while the Chapel Hill Fire Department
worked to free him.
Don Tvndail. James third floor
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caught a number of times last year riding
on top of the elevators. Evidently, he had
just pried the door open and started to
step on the beam separating the two
""He had just stepped oat when the
door closed and the elevator came down
on top of ham," Tr.dall added. "This
must have happened about 9:45 p.m.,
and I know he wasn't out until 12:45
The Chapel Hill Fire and Police
departments first received the emergency
call at 10.04 p.m. They were quickly
jomed bv the University campus police
Founded February 23. 1893
points have widespread support.
"Firs,;. I fee! there must be one
tor higher education-- call it what
will -bourd. regents, etc.." he sa.d
His second p oir.i as that thiN b
must hae complete program
all t state higher education
intro! o er
This would include the initiation of new
programs and the cancellation of present
The new governing board would
have to have complete budcet
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over the universities. Scott said.
Protection of minority rights m the
new system and mmontv representation
on the governing board was another tenet
of the governor's position. Scott
mentioned racial, ethnic and political
minorities as those deserving
"In whatever situation, all the
institutions must feel that they re coming
into the system with dignity and honor
and that they will have a sense of
belonging," Scott added.
He explained he did not want anv
university, including the Consolidated
system, to feel involvement in
restructuring "with the sense of a shotgun
On some of the finer questions
involved in restructuring. Scott indicated
his preferences but insisted he "is not
wedded to any one detail."
Scott advocated local boards to set
policies for each particular campus.
"These boards' authority must derive
from the state level board," he said.
"There must be clear lines of authority
He said the local boards would deal
with strictly local problems, such as
parking regulations, which should not
concern the central board.
The state-wide governing board should
not consist of more than 25 members,
according to Scott. In this way, the
governor said, the board could truly be a
governing board with monthly meetings
and no all-powerful executive committee.
Scctt said he favors a "lump-sum'
appropriation system for the higher
education system. This plan would have
the legislature give the governing board
appropriations for broad categories, not
for individual projects as the (ieneral
Assembly does now.
In response to questions from I a.u!i
Club members, Scott called for vnne
form of constitutional protection for the
new educational structure. He did not
detail what tvpe of protection he would
"There are differences in the faculty
and institutions in the system," Scott
said, "and the should be preserved."
He elaborated, saying he favored
maintaining the quality of education m
each component institution, not leveling
all the Universities to some mean level.
On the question of the selection of the
25-man governing board, the governor
called for representation of minorities,
refusing to endorse any particular
and two d.tors from N.C. Memorial
to the scene ot
Assistant Fire Chief
the two adjommz
elevators both stepped at the third floor
level when Harper was struck.
The fire department was then forced
to cut through approximate!) five inches
of ceramic tile and eight inches of cinder
block to reach Harper.
4 W e had to remove a
two-by-three-foot sevtion of
reach him, and this took t:m
said. "We couldn't chance
power on to move the elevator, because
the boy was badly pinned.
"We called two Westing-house elevator
men, and they slowly raised the elevator
which pinned him by hand," Williams
said. "We had one of our men come up
from the second floor and stay there with
Williams said doctors had to
administer oxgen to Harper several times
during the rescue, but he never lost