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John Dam (holding umbrella) and Scott Archer both lack protection from the rain.
With as much rain as Chapel Hill is expected to have this fall, Elam better do
something about that umbrella. (Staff photo by Leslie Todd)
by Hill Lovin
Chancellor J. Carlyle Sitterson said
Thursday the University has already
taken action on questions about the UNC
football program raised by the Faculty
Council's Committee on Athletics.
The committee raised a number of
questions about the athletic program in
its report on the death of UNC football
by Kathy Koch
The UNC campus will be Hooded next
week with displays, demonstrations,
buttons and bumper stickers all
sporting the bitten apple symbol of the
North Carolina Public Interest Research
The campaign is an effort by the group
to drum up support and publicity for
their week-long petitioning drive which
begins November 14. The group hopes to
secure 13,000 signatures from UNC
students who support PIRG during that
The 400-member group, which is still
in its formative stages, concerns itself
with environmental preservation,
consumer protection and corporate
responsibility. In order to attack these
problems, the group is organized on
statewide and local levels, including a
full-time team of professionals financed
by UNC, UNC-G, N.C. State and Duke
During the "information week"
coming up, NC-PIRG will send out
speakers to fraternities, sororities and
other organizations to answer questions
concerning PIRG, its functions, structure
and the controversial S1.50 per semester
fee that the group wants to effect.
The group will also hold "talk back"
sessions to answer questions and to
explore public oppositon to the fee. The
purpose of the fee, according to the
group's coordinators, is to provide a firm
by Jessica Hanchar
A proposed University electrical
appliance policy which imposes no
restrictions on the number of
refrigerators per dorm was approved
Wednesday night by the Residence
College Federation (RCF).
The proposal does limit the number of
watts that can be in use at one time in
each dorm room and the sie of the
Dormitories were divided into two
categories according to electrical
capacity. Category A dormitories are
player Bill Arnold.
Sitterson said in a statement, "As
recommended in the Faculty Athletic
Committee report of Oct. 8 and suggested
by Faculty Council discussions and
student suggestions, we have already
taken action in several areas."
Sitterson said a physician will now
attend all practice sessions and special
clinics will beheld for coaches in basic
conditioning. The clinics will be
and steady financial base for a team of
professionals who can match corporate
expertise in dealing with research,
documentation and even court action to
correct pollution problems.
The coordinators emphasize that each
student retains his right to have a voice in
the money's use. Coordinator Bill Cobb
said, "In providing for a refund
assessment, PIRG has gone far beyond
any other similarly funded organization
on this campus. Taking a considerable
risk, PIRG is betting its very existence on
In addition to the refund mechanism,
a student can voice his objections by
withholding his signature from the
petitions. The ultimate control of the
funds rests with the students, Cobb
explains, in the election of a local board,
which will hold open meetings.
Also, the financial and professional
resources of PIRG will be controlled by a
regional board, consisting of
representatives from UNC's local board.
The group explains the rationale
behind the need for a student fee as a
question of continuity and expertise. This
problem would be alleviated by a team of
Thus PIRG needs a stable financial
base to guarantee these professionals a
pay-check, say group leaders. Only then
can NC-PIRG provide the kind of support
and follow-through that is necessary to
counteract the enormous resources of
corporate public relations and legal firms,
according to the group.
ak new electrical policy in
those in satisfactory electrical condition
with minimum restrictions on electrical
usage," the proposal states. These dorms
are in Lower Quad, all of South Campus,
Old Fast and Old West.
Category B buildings "can safely
permit only a very limited usage of
electrical appliances." These include all
dorms not in category A except
Dorms in Category A carry a
l.SOO-watt limit per dorm room No single
appliance ma exceed 1.000 watts.
Refrigerator size is limited at 5 cubic feet.
Category B rooms have a 600-watt
limitation and a refrigerator sie limit of
7i Years "f Editorial Freedom
Friday, October 22, 1971
by Evans Witt
The N.C. Board of Higher Education
endorsed the Joint House-Senate Higher
Education Committee bill on
restructuring in its regular meeting
Thursday in Raleigh.
The state board voted 17-5 to
support the committee plan.
The endorsement was expected, since
board director Dr. Cameron West has
been one of the chief allies of Governor
Bob Scott in the restructuring fight since
Consolidated University President
William C. Friday was not surprised at the
"This means they have officially said
they will support the committee's
proposal and work for its approval," he
Watts Hill. Jr., a Chapel Hill resident
and former chairman of the state board,
made the motion to endorse the
Hill appeared on the Chapel Hill
conducted by medical personnel.
He said a study would be made on the
possibility of establishing a sports
medicine department and a study will be
made of the relationship of team trainers
and the Student Health Service.
Sitterson's statement came in response
to Student Body President Joe Stallings'
call for the appointment of a committee
to investigate the report's questions.
Stallings, a member of the Faculty
Council's subcommittee called to
investigate Arnold's death, said in a
statement Tuesday "there is no question
that further study is called for."
Stallings said the committee heard
testimony "which it felt warranted
further study" and said he spoke with
Sitterson several times about formation
of a study committee.
Sitterson, in his statement, made no
mention of the appointment of a
committee but did not rule out the
possibility. He could not be reached for
comment Thursday afternoon.
His statement did say "We have begun
the study of additional matters including
the important area of the relations
between student athletes and the student
"I have instructed the Athletic
Committee to proceed expeditiously and
to draw upon the experience and
knowledge of all relevant elements of the
Sitterson said reports will be made as
the studies are completed and
recommendations would be made.
Sitterson made no mention of any
further investigation of specific facts
surrounding the death of Bill Arnold.
Arnold, a junior from Staten Island, N.Y.,
suffered a heat stroke during football
practice Sept. 6 and died 15 days later.
His death touched off an emotional
series of charges and counter-charges
which lead to the Faculty Council's
TODAY: continued cloudy;
occasional rain with 50 percent
chance of precipitation today and
Saturday; high, 70s. low, mid-50s.
2.5 cubic feet.
Whitehead, in Category C, has a
300-watt limit per room.
The proposed policy has been sent to
Robert Kepner, director of Residence
Life, for final approval. The policy will be
revised by his office and a final policy
issued in the next few weeks, according
An extensive electrical survey was
conducted last summer and this fall by an
engineering firm to determine the
electical capabilities of the residence
halls. The proposed policy is based on
"Some areas are capable of more
ion Iboard back
campus Thursday night following the
meeting for a debate on restructuring
with State Senator John J. Burney
(D-New Hanover). Burney has been a foe
of deconsolidation of the Consolidated
University throughout the restructuring
The bill endorsed by the board will be
introduced to the General Assembly
Tuesday when the special session on
higher education opens.
Prepared by the Joint House and
Senate Higher Education Committees
after lengthy hearings in September, the
bill calls for the establishment of a strong
governing board over all lb
The new system would be called the
"University of North Carolina System"
and would essentially involve the
dissolution of the present Consolidated
The central board, under the new
proposal, would consist of 33 members,
including the governor. Of the other 32
members of the board, 24 would be
appointed to the board by the General
Assembly and eight by the governor.
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Mike Dickinson rides his bicycle through campus, while
sheltering his head from the rain. The last tw o days have seen
In campus drive
by Greg Turosak
The Campus Community Chest drive
has reached more than 90 percent of its
goal with just three days left in the
About S2 1,000 of the $23,000 goal
has been collected, according to John
Temple, UNC assistant to the vice
chancellor for business and chairman of
the campus drive. The drive began
October 3 and is scheduled to end
In addition to the S2 1,000 collected,
another $2,500 of a $4,000 goal has been
collected in the advanced giving drive.
Advanced giving is an effort which
extensive electrical appliance usage, but
other areas are not safely capable of the
current level of usage and must h3ve
greater restrictions," the proposed policy
"I'm glad we have an accurate policy
that reflects dorm wiring rather than sets
arbitrary limits on refrigerators,"
commented Steve Saunders, RCF
"I'm glad conditions in Category A
dorms are good enough to have almost
nominal restrictions on the use of
appliances," he added.
"Unfortunately, dorms in Category B
are not very good. The wiring there is
The board would be ever. complete
program control powers over all state
institutions, including the establishment
of new program and the abolition, ot
un needed ones.
In the area of budget control, the
board of governors as endorsed by the
higher education board would have
substantial but not complete budget
The budgets for all 16 universities
would be prepared and presented by the
board to the General Assembly.
Essentially the bill calls for the change
from the current Line-item budget request
system to one based on lump sum.
This chance in budget procedures is
designed, according to its proponents,
including Scott and Fndav . to prevent
the current political bickering over each
school's appropriations in the assembly.
The committee bill as endorsed by the
state board sets up local boards of
trustees for each campus, somewhat as
the regional universities currently have
boards of trustees. The powers these local
boards would exercise are not defined by
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attempts to establish a solid base among
habitual donors, according to Temple.
Temple said there has been no
solicitation of students as of yet. He
added, however, "While the community
Chest campaign is not specifically
directed toward receiving contributions
from University students, contributions
from students would certainly be
welcomed. And, we would credit those
contributions to the department with
which these students are affiliated."
Temple continued, "I personally feel
the campus portion of the Community
Chest drive is going extremely well. We
sincerely appreciate the contributions
that have come in and the efforts of the
much worse than anybody thought.
Appliance use there at the present level is
very dangerous. The people in those
dorms need to cut back their watts usage
to insure their own and others safety,"
Saunders said alt dorms are to be
re-wired this summer to meet the
standards of dorms in Category A.
Whitehead may be re-wired sooner, he
"Making all dorms meet Category A
quality is an absolute necessity," he
RCF postponed a decision on a
proposed dorm room painting policy
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the proposed b:'.:. Under th.s phm.
boards whatever powers : s..
The supporters o: the :c.co'
universities attempted to ame-d :-.
section c-f the bill in the !ec:ai..e
committee. The attempted to .-soe-eight
powers to the kval board, fit her
than leave those power to the .en iro
The Kurd endorsed that p rt:
the b:ll calling for establishment . :
interim board to oversee t h e
consolidation of all lh institutions under
the new sy stem.
The bill endorsed b the state b ar.l
opposed to the one put forward h
Friday and endorsed VI nJj;. bv
Consolidated University B-Mrd
Friday's plan call for the cp.i:; -.
the Consolidated I'niversitv str.u t..:e
over a two-year period to encompas-. all
16 institutions. Instead of the v'-na:-board
of governors endorsed bv the State
Board of Higher Fducation. his plan
would have the central board remain at
the current 100-man level.
plenty of precipitation, and it doesn't promise to be any U tter
today. (Staff photo by Leslie Todd)
solicitors that have avjsted m Larnpus
"We would welcome contributions by
anyone who has not yet contributed, v
that we may reach our goal."'
The campus drive is a facet of the
annual drive of the Chapel Hill -CjrTbro
Community Chest. The Community
Chest annually receives requests by
charitable organizations tor funds.
These requests are reviewed and
budgets covering 70 hO percent ot the
charitable organizations are drawn up and
allocated. The overall drive, which is
presently 65-70 percent 'UwCesUul. will
continue past the Sunday deadline tor the
until their next meeting. D.svuw.n
centered on questions suh a, whether to
charge a $12.50 damage deposit,"
A decision on the proposed dorm rent
increase was also postponed until next
week to receive more feedback from
dorm residents, Saundeis said.
RCF also discussed the closing of
dorms over Thanksgiving holidays. Craige,
Can and Mdver dorms "will definitely
remain open," Saunders said.
Dorms were closed over Thanksgiving
last year "to hold down thefts, which are
normally extremely high when students
are gone," he said.