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Harry Bryan, Editor
Monday, February 14, 197?
Undent can fil
vacancy on board
With the appointment of Chapel
Hill Alderman James Wallace to the
N.C. Board of Air and Water
Resources, the town board must
elect someone to fill the vacancy
until November of 173.
And in making its decision, the
board should strongly consider
appointing a student to complete
At present, it appears the leading
contenders for the seat are Jim
Barnett, a vice president with the
Chapel Hill branch of North
Carolina National Bank, and Gerry
Cohen, a UNC graduate student in
political science who expects to
enter law school here in September.
Cohen has been very much
involved with the UNC Student
Legislature and other committees in
the University, and at the same
time, he has done a great amount of
work in the Chapel Hill
ay to go,
Spiro Agnew broke precendent
Saturday in the Bob Hope Desert
Golf Classic. The vice president
played 18 holes of golf without
injuring anyone on the course.
It was a vast improvement over
last year when, in the same
tournament, Agnew hit two tee
shots into the gallery, hitting three
spectators, and two years ago when
an Agnew iron hit Doug Sanders in
the head and drew blood.
It just goes to show that you can
teach an old dog new tricks, or at
least help him do it better. Now if
someone would just sit down with
him and show him something about
helping run the country
ahc Dathj aar liircl
78 Years of Editorial Freedom
Harry Bryan, Editor
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Lou Bonds Associate Ed.
Lana Starnes .... Associate Ed.
Mark Whicker Sports Ed.
Ken Ripley .... Feature Editor
Jim Taylor Night Editor
Murray Pool Business Mgr.
Beverly Lakeson Adv. Mgr.
The Student Government
reorganization plan which will be voted
on by the student body on February 29 is
a proposal well worth supporting.
The plan offers several fundamental
changes from the current Student
Government (SG) structure. Instead of
the present cumbersome 55 member
Student Legislature, which
over-rep resems on-campus undergraduate
males, there will be a transition to a
15-member Campus Governing Council,
with the President of the Student Body as
a 1 6th member.
The Council is large enough to give
adequate representation to all UNC
students, and provides for one
representative from each high rise dorm.
Additionally, several seats will be
proportionally reserved for graduate
Cohen has been actively involved
in voter registration efforts in
Orange County and was one of two
students named to the board of
directors of the Chapel Hill chapter
of the American Civil Liberties
Union. He has also worked with
students at Chapel Hill High School
and was recently endorsed by the
school's student council for
Some aldermen have been
quoted as saying they have
reservations about a student serving
on the board, stressing the fact
that, as a UNC student, he would
be working for a special interest
group and no one else.
However, the aldermen must
real'ze that virtually every board
member is tied to at least one
interest gioup or another, be it
race, a business affiliation or the
Cohen has proven that he is
concerned about the community,
and combining that concern with
the fact that he is a student,
chances for improved relations
between the University and the
town might be enhanced.
The alderman should also realize
that student representation on the
board is going to become a reality
sooner or later now that students
have the vote and are being
registered in Orange County.
All in all, Cohen has shown his
concern for the town of Chapel
Hill, and he is qualified for the job.
The aldermen should think twice
before appointing someone else.
by Lana Starnes
Dr. Takey Crist
Question: I am a coed here at UNC. I
am pregnant but do not wish to have an
abortion. I would like some information
about putting my baby up for adoption.
What is the procedure and who do I
contact? - Signed, Expectant.
Dear Expectant: You may contact
Mrs. Miriam Whisnant at the Children's
Home Society of North Carolina, 105 N.
Columbia St. or phone 929-4708. There
is no charge. The CHS is funded by
donations and the United Fund.
A woman does nothing about an
adoption until after the baby is born.
After delivery the woman signs a
placement agreement with the agency
giving permission to take the baby from
the hospital to the CHS nursery in
The woman signs a legal surrender
anytime after the baby is born. She has
up to 30 days to change her mind.
All babies are accepted and there is no
limit as to the age of the child.
Question: How can cancer of the
cervix be detected? How is it treated? -Signed,
Dear Interested: Cancer of the cervix,
one of the most common malignancies in
students, who will probably choose their
four representatives on a departmental
The present system, which creates a
little federal system, pitting the President
against the SL, will be changed to an
integrated system, where the president
sits as a member of the Council, but with
The veto, however, can be overridden
by a majority of the Council members,
instead of the current two-thirds override
vote required in SL. This will give the
President power to delay unwise
legislation, while allowing the Council,
with the President, to work its will.
Up until this year, the SL grossly
under-represented women and black
students. The reorganization amendment
has a provision which goes into operation
Letters to the editor
To the editor:
The University administration leaves
little basis for a belief in human
rationality. If a University cannot see the
disastrous outcome of making more room
for automobiles, what chance do other
A university community should be
anxious to lead the way to establishing a
rational compromise between cars and
people. Isn't Chapel Hill's traffic
congestion bad enough without being
flooded with greatly increased numbers
of cars going in and out of multi-level
There are plenty of models of traffic
chaos for us to learn from in more
"advanced" cities. Must Chapel Hill
stumble blindly into the same crisis
A truly rational administration would
develop alternatives to the automobile,
such as public transportation, which
would make Chapel Hill a more humane
place to live and breathe in.
208 B Branson St.
To the editor:
I wish to publicly correct a
misquotation attributed to me in the
February 7, Daily Tar Heel, regarding the
representation of graduate students in the
While I was accurately quoted as
advocating one-third graduate
representation in any campus
governmental structure if they represent
one-third of the student body, I did not
include in such governmental agencies the
proposed 15-man legislature. This
exclusion was deliberate, for the simple
reason that I am violently opposed to any
proposal which would centralize the
collective voice of students in an elite
group of student administrators. '.'
I believe that the interests of graduate
students could better be served by a more
adequate and just graduate
apportionment at the district level. It is a
strong belief with me that more of the
students should make more of the
decisions, not fewer of the students
making all of the decisions.
We would like publicly to ask all those
who have or will have 'Lewis is for Me'
stickers to refrain from sticking them on
the walls of the Student Union, any
inaccessible places in public buildings, on
any vegetation, etc. Courtesy and
women, can be detected in early stages by
the Papanicolaou (Pap) smear test. Cancer
is most readily curable in its early stages
and women need to have a Pap test at
least once a year.
The Pap test can be done in a doctor's
office or a clinic, where a sample of
vaginal fluid is taken, and later examined
under a microscope. The test not only
detects early cancers, but precancerous
conditions as well.
Treatment varies for each individual
patient and usually included surgery or
radiation. Study at the University of
Southern California Women's Hospital
has shown that the earliest forms of
cervical cancer, dysplasia and carcinoma
in situ, can be treated effectively on an
outpatient basis by cryosurgery, the
application of intense cold.
Question: My problem is one which
I'm sure concerns a number of people in
Chapel Hill. The question: What are the
consequences of anal intercourse? Could
this cause a colitis from the constant
irritation to the lower bowel? Is diarrhea
common afterward? Can one contract
anal gonorrhea? Is urinary tract infection
a danger to the active participant? Signed
Dear Male: The most common injury
from such intercourse is a split or crack in
the anal canal. Occassionally the injury
only if the Student Body fails to elect
two women and two black
students to the Council. In that case, the
President can make appointments to give
those groups a voice on the Council.
The charge that this provision is racist
or allows the President too much power is
ridiculous. To begin with, the
appointments must be confirmed by the
Council. Secondly, no student
government structure can represent
students if all minorities have not been
heard in the decision-making process.
The proposal also makes other novel
changes. The budget will be made in the
Spring by the 15-member Council in the
month after its election, ending the
present "lame duck budget" practice.
Some have criticized the 15-member
Council proposal as being too small. This
discretion should be used in every case.
Enthusiasm is fine, but in its place.
Route E, Box 242
To the editor:
Last Thursday, the Student Legislature
refused to call a referendum on the
formation of NC-PIRG as requested by
6200 students on the UNC campus,
because the petition did not comply with
certain election laws. We now wish to
inform the students about that action and
the steps it forces us to take. Our purpose
for the petition was to determine student
support of the group and to provide
tangible evidence for a future
presentation to the Board of Governors.
Since the legislature has power to call
a referendum on their own, we felt that
the expression of 6200 students desiring a
vote in addition to approval per se, would
move the legislature to use their ability,
rather than requiring 1900 students to
sign an almost identical proposal. Indeed
we feel that, given the fact that a
majority of UNC students have rarely if
ever voted in a referendum, a petition
signed by an absolute majority of
students is a clearer and more decisive
indication of student support.
Our petition has now been invalidated
by the Student Legislature as a means to
call a referendum. Had we complied with
the election laws it would have asked
students to call for a referendum rather
than demonstrate direct support for the
formation of NC-PIRG.
The purpose of the election laws is to
guarantee that the students understand
the proposal; however, the opponents of
the bill in Student Legislature did not
question the clarity of the PIRG petition,
but they did question the assumption
that students read the petition. We
believe that students do read what they
sign and therefore have demanded a
referendum. Only 1900 students were
necessary to call a referendum. Thus the
purpose behind the election laws was
The only reason that we want a
referendum at all is to follow the means
established for getting a proposal to the
Board of Governors. It will thus serve as
the mechanism to get the PIRG proposal
reviewed. Once before the Board, the
petition signed by a majority of students
may result in an abscess or anal fissure.
Other damages can occur such as crytitis
and there may be aggravation of
previously existing conditions such as
To the best of our knowledge colitis
(inflammation of the lower bowel) is not
a resultant. Diarrhea is a possibility but as
a general rule no. Yes, one can contract
anal gonorrhea. In fact, in the last five
years there have been a large number of
reported cases of gonorrhea in the
rectum. And yes urinary infection is a
Question: I have read recently in
"Everything You Always Wanted to
Know About Sex," by David Ruben,
M.D. on page 84 on the topic of
circumcision that ". . . least common, and
most terrifying, cancer of the penis
occurs only among uncircumcised men.
The treatment of penile cancer is
amputation of the penis." I have not been
circumcised. I am aware that being
uncircumcised requires extra hygenic
steps to prevent infection, but after
reading this I got a little worried. Please
answer the following question:
(1) What are the chances for an
uncircumcised man of getting penile
cancer? (2) What steps can he take to
prevent it? (3) Are there known cures:
argument does not stand up. The current
55-member SL is idiotically large.
Instead of reasoned discussion,
parliamentary wrangling becomes an end
unto itself, and many members are left
out of decision making- It is just
physically impossible to work anything
constructive with an SL of current size,
and half of the present members really
represent no one at all.
With a 15-member Council, students
will view the offices with a great deal
more respect, which should generate
more candidacies and a truly
representative Council. Currently, to be a
member of SL is to be the butt of a bad
A counter proposal is currently
making the rounds on campus. Sponsored
bv Presidential candidate Dan Lewis, the
w:l! be th
- .. i .
The legislature wanted to impose a
different method of funding. Such a
voluntary check-off was considered back
in November. The assesmer.t of an
additional student fee was chosen as the
means after all angles were considered.
Practically speaking, according to our
sources, it would cost approximately
S 10.000 a year to implement a checkoff
system, whereas mandatory funding with
refund provision would cost only $500
per year. If a majority of the students
wanted to impose a fee on the minority,
it is their right to do so as long as there is
protection for the minority. That
protection exists in the refund procedure.
It is difficult to imagine the Student
Legislature offering protection to their
One point they made is that NC-PIRG
should be more precise as to how the
group will be set up. We have been
reluctant to act on specifics because the
ad hoc committee has not wanted to tie
down future elected officers. PIRG is all
the students; , it is not the planning
committee that exists presently. We will
now establish procedural steps for
electing representatives to the local board
and steps to outline the methods of
funding the projects and refunding to the
Therefore, once we have attained our
main goal of getting 50 of the students
to sign the petition expressing direct
support for the group, we will circulate a
new petition for a referendum (only to
obtain 1900 names) which will give
provisions as to just how the referendum
already signed by 6200 students is to be
to our oil 'pals'
To the editor:
To all you people who are gung-ho
against pollution and wish to do
something for the cause: here's your
chance. Many of you may have received,
in the mail, a "Special Introductory
Offer" from your "pals" at American Oil
Co. Also included was business reply
envelope, postage paid, for you to send in
your green. My suggestion: enclose a note
of your disapproval of car and oil
pollution (specifically American)
something like; "I don't like your
medicines or surgery? (4) If the chances
for an uncircumcised male to get penile
cancer is high; is circumcision
Put my mind at ease. Thank you. -Signed,
Slightly worried, curious,
bothered and 111 never take 'em for
Dear Slightly worried: The incidence
of cancer of the penis is lower in men
who are circumcised than those who are
uncircumcised. Hygiene is very important
in prevention and to the best of our
knowledge surgery is the only cure.
Circumcision is a personal decision.
Question: Is douching necessary? -Signed,
Dear Coed: The cleansing of a healthy
vagina is not necessary since the vagina is
a self-cleansing anatomic structure. As a
rule vaginal douching is not
recommended by physicians. We do not
advocate the use of the new feminine
hygenic sprays and deodorants as they
may be potentially harmful.
(Questions should be addressed to
Lana Starnes and Dr. Takey Crist, in care
of Vie Dailv Tar Heel, Student Union,
Cliapel Hill, N.C. 27514)
COPYRIGHT (C) 1972 by Lana
Starnes and Dr. Takey Crist. All rights
proposal is filled with numerous errors in
logic and legality.
More importantly, Lewis proposes a
Greek Assembly, wherein IFC and
PanHel, meeting together, could forever
be appropriated S5.00 a year for each
active fraternity or sorority member.
Lewis forgets, however, to tell anyone
where the SI 2,000 per year is going to
come from.. When 1 asked him at a Rules
Committee meeting he said he "had
written down the names" of the
organizations to be cut, but "had
Before jumping on the Lewis Plan
bandwagon, Greeks should take a serious
look at the proposal, and the motives for
its being offered.
The SG Reorganization Plan,
formulated by a committee of 16 which
Of course, don't sicr, v.
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do let them know hew much
appreciate their offer. Next ter" ;i
of vour car. bovcett GAL
must be shown
To the editor:
As a member of the North Carchr.a
Veterans for Peace I would like to thc-x
Roger Stanley Stasia' for his letter i
Vets give biased evidence) to the Tar 1U .
and to invite him to o r.
organization. If we
inadvertence, civ en th;
we only wanted to collect and h-,
scenes of misery from Vietnam. this was
simply a mistake and fellow-Vet Staiav ;
quite correct to can our ha
concern is just as great as his that the
American people get the complete picture
of what their government is doing sr. their
name in Indochina.
If Mr. Stasiak does indeed have "00
slides which show "slums. detVluf.on,
culture, and combat" along with real .::
apparent acts of American compasx-..r. ir.
the midst of all this, we can or.h w;h
that every person in this cour.tr e- ;h!
have the opportunity and would :..'
time to see them. Our single r.
that one or more members o; .
organization be present to help explain t,
the audience what it is that the ire
If present, we would stress, as Mr.
Stasiak does, that American medical an J
dental teams have been "working on their
own time" when they worked m
Vietnamese villages and that it is not
American policy to provide medical care
to hundreds of thousands of civilian
victims of our bombing, strafing and
napalming - while at the same time
American wounded have received the
most intensive medical care in the history
We would like for people to see scenes
of Americans controlling plague
outbreaks in Vietnam population
resettlement camps, but we would also
like for them to know who put a
substantial proportion of the Vietnamese
population in those camps, forcing them
to live in conditions where the plague,
though likely, is one of the smaller
As for the spraying of malathion to
control malaria mosquitoes, apart from
ecological considerations, we would like
to remind the American people that one
reason mosquitoes are, and will continue
to be, a problem in Vietnam is that the
little pools which form at the bottom of
our bomb craters are perfect breeding
grounds for them, and these craters are
now literally everywhere in that
We welcome Mr. Stasiak to our
organization because we have a common
enemy in this country and at this
University, that is, those who "just don't
want 'to hear about these things
anymore," and with their taxes and their
silence, permit "these things" to
Gary D. Martin
N.C. Veterans for Peace
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of the Student Union. :
worked for four months to write the
proposal, should be approved, but it will
take a two-thirds vote of the Student
Body. The Lewis plan, if it appears on the
ballot, should be defeated.
DEADLINE for voter registration is
April 6. Those who want to have an
effect on politics here in Orange County
or at home should get themselves
HERE in Orange, two seats on the
County Commission, two in the State
Legislature and two in the State Senate
will be voted on, in addition to Howard
Lee's race for Congress.
REGISTRATION at the Municipal
Building is Tuesdays 9 to 5, Thursdays 9
to 9, and Saturdays 9 to 1. The lines will
get long as April approaches, so do it