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Vol. 80, No. 42
by Evans Witt
I he Consolidated University Board of
Trustees approved a resolution today
endorsing expansion of the University as
means for restructuring state -supported
The resolution proposed by Watts Hill
Sr., a Chapel Hi! resident, also set up a
committee of five trustees to act with the
full power of the board in the continuing
negotiations fiver deconsolidation.
A protracted often heated debate
lasted almost three hours before the
adoption of the Hill resolution. Individual
trustees advocated a number of plans,
including one calling for delaying
consideration of restructuring until a full
study could lie completed.
Following the conclusion of the
regular agenda for the quarterly board
meeting, leaders of various groups in the
restructuring-deconsolidation battle over
the pjs year presented their current
by Evans Witt
The six student members of the
Consolidated University Board of
Trustees attempted Monday to place
students on important committees of the
board at its regular quarterly meeting in
With one exception, they got
' The student body presidents of the six
University campuses, members of the
board by virtue of their offices,
attempted to put Chapel Hill Student
Body President Joe Stallings on the
powerful Executive Committee of the
There were two other candidates for
the spot on the committee vacated by
Archie K. Davis when he was not
re-elected to the board.
William A. Dees, Jr., a Goldsboro
attorney, was the first person nominated
and won the post in a secret vote. He is a
graduate of Chapel Hill and the UNC law
Dees is a former chairman of the N.C.
Board of Higher Education.
Stallings was then nominated for the
position by Ed Bolen, student body
president at UNC-Wilmington.
The third trustee put up for
consideration was state Senator Ralph
Scott (D-Alamance), uncle of Governor
Bob Scott. A nine-term member of the
Senate, Scott has served as chairman of
the Senate Finance and Higher Education
Committees and on the Advisory Budget
Commission. He is a graduate of N.C.
The students then attempted to put
student trustees en the finance,
administration, nomina ions, real estate
and the O. Max Gardner award
committees of the boad.
A complete slate ol nominations had
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Comments by individual trustees at
times grew emotion-filled during the
lengthy session. Scott, who was presiding
at the meeting, was harshly criticized,
both directly and indirectly, by a number
Rep. Ike Andrews fD-Chatharn), a
member of the board's Executive
committee, opened the discussion of the
University's position by describing the
reasons for the changed attitude toward a
"It became obvious to me Sept. 24
the action this board took in May no
longer concerned the alternatives which
were being considered," Andrews said.
Following a meeting with Scott,
Andrews said, Friday was asked to
prepare the proposal the board finally
State Sen. George Wood
(D-Alamance) presented the Joint Senate
House Higher Education Committee bill
to the trustees. The bill was approved
Friday by the committee for presentation
to the General Assembly when the
t if' t
already been proposed by the board's
nominations committee. When the
students were told their nominations
would in essence violate the University
Code on the size of the committees, they
withdrew the nominations.
But the student trustees did place one
member on a committee. Joe Stallings
was nominated by the nominating
committee to be appointed to the
Visiting Committee. His appointment was
approved with the entire slate of
The trustees also elected a new
secretary of the board in their meeting
Monday. Arch Allen was named secretary
for the baord. Mrs. Virginia Dunl3p was
re-elected to her post as assistant
secretary to the board.
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Tuesday, October 19, 1971
In detailing the provisions of the bill,
Wood said it has five strong points which
should be supported by the University.
These include "building on the excellence
of the Universities as the core of the new
organization," a balanced board, "a great
advance in budget procedures," and 'a
sensible and effective means of program
"While this board may not have won
out on every point. I urge you to approve
it and then support it wholeheartedly."
Following Wood's presentation.
Consolidated University President William
C. Friday presented his plan. He pointed
out several differences between the
committee plan and his.
Friday, backed by Jake Froelich, a
trustee leader in the fight against
deconsolidation, described the differences
in the two plans as significant, conflicting
with Wood's views.
Friday pointed out conflicts between
the proposals in the areas of structure,
method of merger and the local board.
Scott responded to Friday's
presentation by describing the differences
as "matters of opinion" not crucial to the
central issue. He repeated his earlier
appeals for the leadership of the
University to back the committee plan.
Victor Bryant Sr., a Durham attorney,
then took the floor to blast Scott for his
"No elected official should feel he has
a mandate to deconso!id3te the
University," Bryant said, calling for the
voters of the state to speak on
Bryant continued by denouncing the
proposed central board. He said it would
be acting on hearsay information about
the 16 state campuses.
"Inter-institutional frictions would
increase rather than decrease under
restructuring," Bryant said. 'This would
put the University into politics in its
Newly elected trustee Bill Hill from
Wilmington supported Bryant's views.
Watts Hill then introduced his
resolution, calling for Andrews, Froelich,
William A. Johnson, Mrs. George A.
Wilson and Robert Jordon to serve on the
Bill Hill, then introduced a substitute
resolution calling for a coordinating
board and delay of any restructuring until
another study could be made. Bill Hill's
resolution was defeated by a voice vote.
by Lynn Lloyd
State Sen. John F. Burney (D-New
Hanover) and Watts Hill Hr. will discuss
"Higher Education: The Question of
Restructuring" at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The open discussion, in Hill Hall, is
sponsored by the Inter Fraternity Council
Tom Nash, IFC president, said the
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(Editor's note: This article is the second in a series
on restructuring higher education in Xorth Carolina. )
by Mike Parnell
The N.C. General Assembly meets a week from
today to attempt to find a solution to the problems
of higher education in North Carolina.
It will not be the first time the General Assembly
has debated higher education, but there are hopes it
will be the last such debate for years to come.
There are signs the forces on all sides of the
political arena are making an effort to compromise
and devise a solution to the problems that will help
rather than hinder N.C. higher education.
This has not always been the case, as a brief
history of higher education in tin's state will show. In
the early 1960's North Carolina had only three
universities; by the end of the decade there were 15.
But how did it all begin?
It begins, of course, with the establishment of the
University here at Chapel Hill in 1789. The University
has maintained during its existence an excellence and
reputation as one of the outstanding universities in
discussion "will give students an
opportunity to ask questions of two men
directly involved in the question of
"If anyone wants to know what the
legislature is thinking, they can find out
first hand Thursday night," he said.
In a recent study issued by IFC, an
attempt has been made to "find out what
restructuring is all about, why it
happened and what is to come,"
Aldermen may approve
by Norman Black
The Chapel Hill Board of Aldermen
passed a resolution Monday to draft an
ordinance which would allow any
establishment holding a beer licence to
sell beer and wine on Sundavs.
The ordinance would repeal Section
3-2 of the Town Code of Ordinances
which prohibits the sale of beer and wine
between 1 :00 p.m. Sunday and 7:00 a.m.
Under new state law, the on!
establishments under town ordinance are
those which do not possess a
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to speak Thursday
according to Nash. The report was
written by tvans Witt, who has been
covering the issue for The Daily Tar Heel.
Bill Griffin, IFC rush chairman, said.
"'What will happen in the legislature is
important to us all because this is where
the law can be changed."
Burney, "one of the most powerful
men in the Senate," Griffin said, is an
attorney from Wilmington in his third
term in the legislature. He is a member of
the State Board of Higher Education and
brown-bagging license. The repeal of the
ordinance would eliminate town laws
dealing with beer sales and leave the sales
under state control only, said Alderman
The resolution was passed after
Scroggs and another alderman, Joe Nassif,
had presented a report on the specifics of
the bill passed last summer by the
That legislation prohibits the sale of
beer and wine on weekdays from 2:00 to
7:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (FDT),
and from 1:00 to 7:00 a.m. Eastern
Standard Time (EST).
Beer cannot be sold on Sundavs from
2:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT and from
1 :00 a.m. to 1 :00 p.m. EST.
"The pat legislative session
completely re. sed the state ABC codes
and left the town in an untenable
position," Scrags said. '"The substance
of the bill i, fiat vou sell bv the sun and
close b the cijek."
"The tov. n has control only over
certain businesses on Sunday," Scroggs
said. "The repeal of this ordinance would
have the effect of eliminating all town
laws dealing with this subject and leave all
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And during the 1M)0 and early l'HKVs. hen
other state-supported institutions were created and
concerned primarily with training teachers tor the
state's public schools, there was little competition for
the University, liach institution went singly to the
General Assembly to ask for funds, and none had the
gall to challenge the pre-eminence of UNC.
It has also been noted that social movements
made their mark on N.C. higher education: the
formation of UNC-Chapel Hill after the American
Revolution, the formation of N.C. State as a
land-grant college following the Civil War and the
formation of the Consolidated University during the
years of the Depression.
Before the birth of the Consolidated University in
1931, each institution of higher learning had a
definite function and it ujs never violated.
The liberal arts and professional school was
located at Chapel Hill, the agriculture and engineering
school at N.C. State and the college for women in
Greensboro. Negro counterparts to the Chapel Hill
and Raleigh campuses were located in Durham and
Greensboro, and there were a number ol teacher's
See Legislature, page 2
chairman of the Senate Fm-ince
Watts Hill Jr. is a chairman of the
hoard of Home Security Life Insurance
Company in Durham and served as a
member of the Warren Commission
formed b Goerner Bob Scott m fall
1970 to "study the needs ot higher
education in the state."
The N.C. Genera! Assembly will meet
in special session beginning Oct. 2' to
consider the restructuring of
state-supported higher education.
sales of beer and wir
state control only."
Nassif reported the city of Durham
has recently taken the same a-tior.
"We have to realize that beer is for
sale on Sundays in Chapel Hill - all we're
doing is discriminating as to who is
allowed to sell it," Njssif said Students
ha've been going to Creedrnore for a long
time, and now thev can yo to Durham."'
and Nav-if pointed
out they were against the sale of Heer on
Sundays hut thought the new state law
discriminated against certain businesses.
If the town ordinance is repealed, any
establishment holding a licence to sell
beer and wine could sell on Sunday after
1:00 p.m . according to town attorney
L mory Denny .
In other business, the aldermen will
request the Chapel Hill Polue
Department to enforce a school board
decision banning the use of mini-bikes on
school property .
The aldermen have requested Denny
and Police Chief W.D. Blake to report
back to board with further
recommendations for effective control of