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Monday, October 11. 1971
Vol. 80. No. 35
Fourxied February 23. 1893
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UNC senior Dan Biddell was surprised Friday when he came
upon this sight - the ceiling of his room in Old West
Dormitory caved in. Biddell said he had notified the University
by Norman Black
Professors in.iv still hold classes and
give exams Tuesday although faculty and
aJjninistration officials, have urged the
suspension of classes from 10:30 a.m. to
12:.n f..rn. and rescheduling of exams in
observance of University Day.
Univerry Day will be celebrated this
Tuesday in observance of the university's
1 7Xth birthday.
Boili Chancellor J. Carlyle Sitterson
wants beautiful campus
(Editor's note: This article is the first of a two-part
series on the recent and forthcoming attempts to
beautify the I'.XC campus.)
by Ellen Gilliam
Coalition for Grass is not a promotion for drugs.
And it is not a defense league for the victims of
last week's drug bust.
Coalition for grass is an ad hoc, student-faculty
committee organized for the purpose of "making
UNC students aware that this is one of the most
beautiful campuses in the country," said James O.
Cansler, associate dean of student affairs.
The committee, organized when Cansler gathered
student representatives and several faculty members
together to discuss the issue of campus b
beautification, is concerned primarily with the
preservation of campus greenery and the elimination
of the ever-increasing barrage of litter.
The establishment of the 12-member committee
was a by-product of a study done last year by a group
of landscape architects from N.C. State University,
The architects, commissioned by the UNC
Business Office, focused their attention on traffic
flow within the central campus area - from Wilson
Library, through Polk and McCorkle places.
Cansler said by late fall the architects submitted
recommendations for redesigning portions of Polk
Place to accommodate traffic - rearranging
shrubbary, protecting grass, and providing ample
The parallel brick "passing lanes" in Polk Place,
by Eans Witt
A single board . will control all
state-supported institutions of higher
education in North Carolina by July 1,
In the past week the battles which
have raged between Gov. Bob Scott and
the Consolidated University Board of
Trustees over deconsolidating the
University seemingly have sunk to the
level of minor skirmishes.
The trustees, always a powerful force
in state politics, unofficially dropped its
opposition Thursday to a single governing
board for all 16 state institutions.
With the trustees' opposition gone,
establishment of the Scott-backed central
board is a certainty when the General
Assembly meets in special session
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and Faculty Chairman Dan Okun
encouraged the faculty to refrain from
scheduling exams or papers on University
Day. However, Okun pointed out this is
not a mandatory order, and professors
may still administer exams if they so
"I urge the entire University
community; faculty, students, and staff
to participate in all University Day
Activities," Sitterson said. "In keeping
with that happy occasion, I hope faculty
will find it possible not to schedule
quizzes on Tuesday."
Committee, the group of trustees which
voted to accept the governing board, also
approved a statement to the full board
giving Consolidated University President
William C. Friday authority to speak out
on the issue.
The statement authored by UNC
trustee and Durham attorney Victor
Bryant Sr., gives Friday the position as
the spokesman and negotiator for the
University on the issue.
Prior to Thursday Friday has
diplomatically been saying little in public
on restructuring although reportedly he
personally favored a Luge governing
The statement to be approved by the
full board reads:
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Okun agreed with the Chancellor, and
said he regretted any misunderstanding
which might have been caused.
"I encourage the faculty to assist
students in participating in University
Day by refraining from giving tests or
exams or requiring papers to be due, even
if rescheduling is necessary," Okun said.
"But nothing is mandatory - no one has
the power to absolutely forbid the
administering of a test.
"I regret the lack of communication
between my office and the Chancellor's
the brick wall in front of Wilson Library, and the
stone wall planters between Gardner and Hanes halls
were all suggested to keep traffic off the grass,
"After this work was done, and before any new
paths through the grass got started, I called together
some concerned students and faculty to try to
generate some concern and commitment in
maintaining the campus in its new 'greenery'," he
The Coalition for Grass, headed by sophomore
Nancy Elliot, will be aimed at "sensitizing people on
this campus to the beauty of nature and how easy it
is to spoil it," Cansler said.
The group's official activities will begin on
University Day, Tuesday, when it will sponsor
"Spontaneous Beauty Day." Individual students and
members of fraternities, sororities and residence
colleges will have the opportunity to help clean up
"Activities will center around The Pit, where signs
will be painted and buttons reading "I Like Grass"
will be available. Large plastic trash bags will be
distributed for trash pick-up.
"Our specific concerns : gently reminding
people to use the walks rather than walking across the
grass and encouraging them to pick up and throw
away litter," Cansler said.
"One of the main litter problems is created by
organizations that put all kinds of posters and flyers
all over the campus," he said, adding: "The place
begins to look like Bragg Boulevard in Fayetteville,
full of all kinds of garish and unconscionable psychic
and visual litter."
"If it should be determined that the
state's higher educational institutions
should be operated by a single governing
board, the Consolidated University
should speak through an experienced and
"With President Friday's background
of both knowledge and experience, and
his proven dedication to the cause of
higher education in North Carolina, he is
thoroughly capable of doing this and we
express our complete confidence in his
"We believe that he now should speak
for this University and, to the greatest
extent possible, assume the leadership in
working out those solutions to the state's
educational problems which will be fair
to all of the state's institutions and for
the best interests of North Carolina's
educational st structure."
Friday began his new role as
spokesman last Thursday in Raleigh as he
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Sunday attacked the Faculty A thief, c
Council report on the death of B:I1
.Arnold, citing "numerous and significant
discrepancies in terms of information,
training appraoches and the events wh:ch
actually occurred that day."
The Committee of Concerned Athletes
released a 22-page statement containing
an attach on the faculty report,
recommendations for University policy
changes concerning football policy and
personal affadavits by eight members of
the committee citing abuses they had
suffered as football players at UNC.
The statement was released at a press
conference held in the Student Union.
The committee listed three reasons
why "we feel strongly th3t the Report of
the Subcommittee of the Faculty
Athletic Committee cannot be accepted
The group, led by Bill Richardson.
1970 co-captain of 'the UNC football
in communicating to the faculty
community this desire to reschedule
exams," Okun added.
Formal activities will begin with a an
academic procession at 10:40 a.m. from
the Old Well to Hill Hall Auditorium.
Following the procession, former
Governor Luther H. Hodges will present
the keynote address, and the University
will present five distinguished Alumni
Awards for the first time.
These awards will be given to alumnae
who have "distinguished themselves in a
manner that has brought credit to the
Following formal activities, students
will then be offered an opportunity to
celebrate the University's founding.
Senior Class President Lee liood Capps
said, "Students have never really been
involved in University Day, and we want
to promote this year's ceremony as part
of day-long festivities including a bicycle
parade, a campus clean-up campaign and
an old-fashioned birthday party."
There will be decorations distributed
in the parking lot behind Hill Hall from 9
to 11:15 a.m. in preparation for the
bicycle parade which begins at 12:15
At that time, there will also be a giant
birthday card available for students to
sign. Sitterson will accept the birthday
card at 4 p.m. when King Nyle of the
Invisible University will lead the Carolina
Pep Band in a rendition of "Happy
Starting at 2 p.m., there will be a
"Spontaneous Beauty Day," an individual
effort by students to improve the campus
"Everyone is encouraged to beautify
the campus environment," Carolina
Union President Chuck Patrizia said.
Plastic bags will be available for trash
collection and trash cans will be painted.
Capps said the University Day program
was arranged by the coordinating efforts
of three standing committees - the
Chancellor's Committee on University
Day, the Coalition for Grass and the
Special Projects Committee of the
TODAY: sunny and cool; highs
in the high 60s, low in the high 50s;
ro chance of precipitation.
presented a plan, approved by the
development committee, to the N.C.
General Assembly subcommittee now
writing the bill on higher education.
Citing the -excellence and experience
of the University in running a
multi-campus system, Friday's proposal
called for the extension of the University
to encompass all state institutions.
The subcommittee of the Joint House
and Senate Higher Education Committee
refused however to endorse expansion of
the Consolidated University. They voted
instead to establish the "University of
North Carolina System."
Out of the compromising in the special
legislative session may come the
continued existence of the Consolidated
University as Friday proposes it.
Another major conflict between
Friday's plan and the subcommittee is the
size of the governing board. Friday would
like to continue the governing board at
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football system and of the practices and
attitudes of the coaches."
The committee called for the
formation of an "Independent Grievance
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"We feel it is essentia! that this board's
report be issued one month from now-, to
insure speedy and adequate d:s person of
the rumors and tensions which now
surround the case." the committee said.
"The committee also called for the
formation of a Players' Association,
"with powers to guide their (the football
players') own private lives," abolition of
the athletic dormitory, and re!eae of
"the full text of the Faculty Athletic
Committee's hearings, but without the
names of individuals included."
Richardson said the committee was
formed after the publication of a letter
September 25 from Michael Serbousek to
the editor of The Daily Tar Heel, which
purported to tell the full story of
(The Faculty Report issued Friday
conflicted with at leat one of
Serbousek's statements. Serbousek said
that approximately 30 minutes elapsed
between Arnold's collapse and his
admission to the hospital, while the
report said that Arnold was admitted to
the hospital between eight and 15
minutes after his collapse.)
A fifth-year undergraduate majoring in
political science, Richardson said the
support of the current football players
for the committee "was something I
worried about at first.
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the present 100-man level
Consolidated University board.
The subcommittee voted for a 25-man
board of governors, the size Gov. Scott
The budget pov
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legislature to the inv.tutions for the
continuation of existing programs.
He advocated lump-sum
appropriations to the governing board for
new programs and buildings, the principal
"prizes" awarded institutions in each past
The subcommittee proposal calls for
very little change from the present
"line-item" appropriations which have
caused much in-fighting between
institutions in the General Assembly.
Friday also called for the phased
expansion of the University. The
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seen players pressured into p!amg while
seriously injured in (,rder to hold their
first string portion . r because they have
been told by the coaches that they havr
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''Aside Iron psychological
mtimidati m." said Kirk DeHaven. a
senior who played on the freshman team
in 168 and as a redshirt. "physical
punishment was blatent and unbelievably
Another committee member, Andy
Karas. said he assumes "that our
credibility will be questioned. But our
credibility will be in numbers. For at least
70 players, and undoubtedly more, have
quit the football program since 1 have
been at the University."
subcommittee endorsed an interim board
and implementation of the plan on July
Friday's plan and the endorsement of
Friday's position as chief negotiator for
the University will be presented to the
full Board of Trustees at its meeting Oct.
Since the development committee,
made up of a majority of the powerful
trustees' Executive Committee, endorsed
the plan unanimously, approval by the
full board seems extremely likely.
The trustees have moved from their
adamant opposition to deconsolidation
because the legislature seemed to be
favoring the single board, talks with
University officials have revealed.
The trustees believe the University
would be more influential in the special
legislative "session endorsing a central
board plan of its own than by simply
opposing Scott's proposals.