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Chapel HilY s Morning Newspaper
Chgpsl Hill, North Csro!!rt3, Friday, February 14, 1975
Vol. 83, No. 102
Founded February 23, 1833
by Greg Nye
Although today, is the third UNC payday
of 1975, many teaching and grading
assistants in Arts and Sciences who have not
been paid at all in the last six weeks will still
not receive paychecks.
The assistants involved were hired for
part-time work beginning this semester..
Most are graduate students and many say
they are completely dependent on the
assistantships for living expenses.
They will not receive any checks until Feb.
28 at the earliest. Vice Chancellor Clairborne
S. Jones said Thursday. . ' C
Jones announced this date after . State
Representative Patricia S. Hunt contacted
him late Wednesday afternoon to ask why ,
the University payroll had not been met.
1 n a telephone interview after her talk with
Jones, Hunt said all the assistants would
receive their back pay Feb. 28 eight weeks
after they began work.
Hunt confirmed the report Thursday,
adding, "But a few of the teaching assistants,
who are on a monthly pay cycle, won't be
paid until March." -
Since last payday (Jan. ,28), the assistants
involved say they have tried unsuccessfully
to learn from UNC officials when they could
expect to be paid.
"As far as we knew it was just a whole
bunch of individual cases being delayed for
bureaucratic reasons," one departmental
secretary said Thursday.
But administrators contacted by the DTH
said all the missing checks were related to a
total budget overrun although they put forth
different reasons for the problem
departmental overhiring, late hiring or '
Inaccurate accounting. ;
"Nobody is trying to pick on graduate
students," Chancellor N. Ferrebee Taylor -said
Wednesday. "It's just that the paper
work involved in switching funds from other
departments to pay them hasn't been
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Taylor said he did not learn of the missing
pay until "about a week ago." The DTH
published an article on the situation Feb. 5.,
Departmental chairman said they were
not informed that any of the people they had
hired could not be paid.
James R. Gaskin, dean of the College of
Arts arid Sciences, which is responsible for
the instructional budget under which
teaching assistants are hired, said Feb. 4 that
departmental hiring had gone "about 0.2 to
0.4 per cent over our budget."
Gaskin said he had not forwarded hiring
forms for the newly-hired teaching assistants
to the payroll office.
He said Wednesday the University had not
met its payroll obligation because of poor
accounting. "If accounting had been done
The final two programs
commemorating Black History Week,
sponsored by the Black Student
Movement (BSM), will take place on
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16, in the
Upendo Lounge at Chase Cafeteria.
On Saturday the BSM Drama Group
will present an open theatre production
with audience participation at 6:30 p.m.
On Sunday Dr. Charles Long, Kenan
Professor of Religion, will participate in a
seminar on The Role Religion Plays in
Black Lifestyles at 8:00 p.m. .
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back in November, there wouldn't have been
any probIein&.because we would have known
how much money we had."
H istory Department Chairman Dr.
George Taylor said he had notified Gaskin
last summer of the hiring he expected to do
for the current semester.
"We budgeted, in advance," he said,,
"because there is a greater need for graduate
assistants during the second semester." j
Dr. Taylor said Wednesday his.
department had not run over its budget. Ten
of the unpaid assistants work for the history
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by Bruce Henderson
A student employee of the UNC Physical Plant complained this week of extreme
inefficiency by the University in fuel and electricity consumption.
Rob Friedman, a junior business major and parttime energy conservation worker for the
physical plant, took issue with statements in Monday's Daily Tar Heel by John L. Temple,
assistant vice-chancellor for business.
In that article.Temple said the University has had a "substantial program to cut electricity
consumption for some time," including lowering heating temperatures and removing excess
Friedman contended the University is "not doing all sufficient to solve the energy use
problem. They have one person working on the light levels ... and not one bulb has been
removed. You ought to have enough people working on it if you're going to say you have a
Walter W. Hamilton, director of the Physical Plant, said Thursday "it's easy to say, 'why
don't you cut the heat down? But we would have to make an awful lot of expenditures to save
a little energy.
"We can't do everything at one time. We're trying to make things less expensive to
maintain, but there is going to be some waste," he said.
Temple indicated in the article that additional utilities costs would be compensated for, in
part, by higher dormitory rent rates. v
"To include energy as one of the causes of increased dorni rates is unjustifiable when they
haven't made the. effort to reduce energy consumption," Friedman said. "You have to attack
the problem from the sourceV hot the .end." -
Friedman said excessive lighting and uncontrollable heating in campus buildings and
dormitories are two major problems.
"I've had faculty members tell me they feel awful about turning on air conditioning in the
middle of the winter, just to make a classroom bearable," he said.
"The only action that has been taken is with the end result and that's higher dorm rates.
"We're (the Physical plant) involved with reducing maintenance and operating costs,"
Hamilton said. "We are going to the departments and askingCan you get by with a little less
lighting? A little less heating? A little less coolingT "
Hamilton said construction to install air conditioning and new heating systems is
continuing. He said some lighting is being removed this week in the Pre-Clinical Education
Building, the first building to have lights taken out.
Candidates debate co -
by Art Eisenstadt and Dirk Wilmoth
The issue of co-editorship was the main
topic for debate Tuesday night as candidates
for Daily Tar Heel editor addressed a group
of Henderson Residence College residents
and the Carolina Coalition.
Don Baer, Cole Campbell, and Elliott
Warnock were present at' an informal
discussion in Connor Dormitory.
Baer, who is running with Harriet Sugar
as co-editors, defended the co-editor concept
by stressing the extra time and attention
which can be devoted to the job.
"What sets our candidacy apart is the fact
that we're running for co-editors," he said.
"To put out the best possible paper, while at
the same time keeping in touch with the
students, you need co-editors." .
Campbell criticized the co-editor concept,
saying it created a "power vacuum" at the
He said co-editorship promotes a
"tendency to differ" on the part of the
individuals. Also, he said the co-editors are
Jay Levin and Lars Nance announced
their co-candidacy for Residence Hall
Association (RH A) president this week,
saying RHA must provide more student
input to the Housing Department and make
sure the department receives the input before
it makes its decisions.
Levin and Nance are the only candidates
who have filed for the office.
"We advocate establishing RHA as the
guiding force behind residence hall life by
increasing its communication with Student
Government and revitalizing the. social,
functions RHA lost when it was stripped of
the Dorm ?t Trade Association and the
Campus Program Board," they said.
Nancy and Levin, who have both served as
RHA executive board members, said there's
no demand for the defunct campus escort
service, and that unless the service was
funded $2000 or converted into a work-study
operation, any effort to re-establish it would
be fruitless. j
was money left and we needed more teaching
assistants, so I hired more. Just then the red
light came on and we were told (by Gaskin)
we'd gone over our budget."
Gaskin said last week the practice of mid
year hiring will be stopped to prevent a
recurrence of overbudgeting. "This problem
won't hit us again," he said.
, Chancellor Taylor said Wednesday, "A
problem like this has never arisen while I've
been at this University." .' .
Vice Chancellor Jones said he still is not
sure exactly why the budget was overdrawn.
"We're looking into it right now," he said,
"trying to devise procedures so it won't
more relectant to spend any more time
working at the DTH because "each of them
knows the other is down there working."
Warnock said that after talking with
former editors and reading back-issues of the
DTH he is convinced the co-editor concept
cannot work. "It didn't work in the early
sixties, and it doesn't work now, he said."
He said that the present co-editors have
brought down the standards of the DTH
because they cannot agree on: the
administration of the paper: "Why go back
. to the co-editorship when it comes down to
one person making the decisions?"
Warnock cited his job as summer editor of
the DTH last year and his knowledge as
informal DTH historian as proof of his
qualifications. "1 do have the experience in
every facet," he said. "1 think 1 know how to
do everything on the paper."
Campbell challenged the concept that
."experience is the single criteria" for an
editor. "The key is lining up people who are
willing to work hard." "It is dangerous when
the reason the people are working is because
they worked on your campaign."
At the Coalition meeting being held at the
Besides the fact that not enough volunteer
manpower is available to operate the service,
they said the new bus system made traveling
at night across campus much safer for
Levin and Nance composed a five-point
platform that consists of:
Creation of an incoming freshman $2
fee to cover their orientation, thus releasing
upperclassmen of that financial burden;
A monthly student forum to discuss
housing policy with university
Long-range plans to eliminate the
freshmen residency requirement;
A housing guarantee :f or.. Ruffin
dormitory residents who might be displaced
by international students; .
Efforts' to prornote coed housing for
those residents who seek it.
"If this platfornf is implemented," they
said, "we can maintain the level of effective
action that students expect from RHA."
Jeannie Ellis buys an 'angelgram' from
by Henry Farber
"Please understand that each of you is the
captain of his soul and is at liberty to choose
his own mode of vertical movement . . . "
This is part of a communique posted by
George Taylor,' chairman of the history
department, outside the fifth floor elevators
In Hamilton Hall. " 7 ' , , , ;
"Both elevators in the last few weeks have
'dropped' one or more floors," the note
continues. "For myself, I use the
stairs ; . - . to fend off obesity and cardiac
Taylor said he knew of three people who
had fallen victim to the falling elevators, but
rumors have it that "drops" are a common
A repairman from Carolina Elevator Co.
"granted" an interview Thursday to discuss
same time, Sugar also defended the co-editor
"The failures this year were not because of
the concept, but because of the
personalities," Sugar said. "Don and I have
worked together for years."
Barnie, Day, another candidate for
and Sugar were the only candidates at the
Day urged reducing the number of paid
staff writers, and hiring a'"free-lance editor"
who would accept stories on campus other
than staff members.
"The Tar Heel is a newspaper first and a
campus organization second," Day said, but
added the staff members "are not over there
to make a living."
Sugar said, "That's the exact opposite of
what you need." She advocated hiring more
writers, who could establish contacts in the
various campus departments.
She recommended decreasing or
eliminating staff writers' salaries. "People on
the Tar Heel should realize that it is a
campus organization. We're not a real
newspaper and we don't have to pay
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Staff photo by Qry Fru
Kathy Bosworth Thursday afternoon.
the situation. Though he asked to remain
unidentified, his first name Ken was
stitched in red script on his blue shirt.
Ken spoke from within one of the
elevators, but the reporter was asked to
stand outside for safety reasons.
When asked , of , the reason . for the
malfunction, Ken first explained, "it's really
hot a normal thing for something Jike this to
occur." Then the elevator door closed; the
interview was presumably over.
A minute later, however, the door
reopened and Ken was still standing there.
When asked why the door had closed, he
replied, "Because I closed it." Then the door
Ken reappeared, stepped out and said of
the complaints, "Hell, it doesn't drop." The
"dropping" sensation, he added, is sort of an
illusion. "One guy said he fell 10 stories. I
rode this thing for hours the other day and it
didn't drop. So I made it drop."
Suddenly a voice, seemingly from the
heavens, called out, "Okay, Ken, let 'er go!"
He got back in and closed the door.
Two history professors walked up and
. pushed the down button. When asked if they
had experienced the illusion of dropping,
one replied, "It's not so much the dropping
as the waiting." They waited three minutes
and decided to take the staircase.
Ken returned with a smile. "It's fixed. You
can go down now."
in presidential race
Pledging more corruption in government.
Lance Woodring, a sophomore peace, war
and defense major from Havelock, N.C.,
announced his candidacy Thursday for
student body president on the Blue Sky
Woodring said he decided to run because,
"I heard the job pays well."
He said he plans to establish a political
slush fund to prove his corruption to the
voters. He also intends to abolish Student
Government and construct an indoor
swimming pool where the Suite C offices are
. "Student Government doesn't do enough
to fight pollution on campus," Woodring
said. He pledged to get rid of all cars on
campus and give every student a horse. He
also wants to build a transluscent geodesic
dome from Forest Theatre to Roy Rogers
Restaurant to keep out bad weather.
"I feel that the Morehead Bell Tower is
one of the largest eyesores on campus," he
said. If elected, he promised to move it to
Durham and give it a giant enema.
To replace the Bell Tower, Woodring
wants to build a giant plasticine duck which
will quack out the time. To stimulate the
economy, the duck will qua"ck out a student's
favorite song for a nickel.
Woodring plans a "Big O" contest each
week for students to vote for the most
'obnoxious" person on campus. He also
advocates installing a five-cent pinball
machine on every floor of every building on
He plans to put the Pacific Ocean by
James for the surfers on campus and the
Matterhorn next to Greenlaw for the skiers.
Calling New Jersey an "albatross around
the neck of the U.S.," Woodring said he
by Richard H. Growaid
United Press International
NEW YORK President Ford
charged Thursday that opposition to his
programs on Capitol Hill is worsening
the nation's energy situation, but at the
same time he insisted that he seeks
"cooperation, not confrontation" with
Ford's remarks were contained in a
late afternoon speech to a group of
The President's journey to Wall
Street had the same objective as recent
trips to Georgia, Texas and Kansas a
hard sell for his package of anti
recession and energy programs, w hich is
under heavy fire in Congress.
"In meeting the energy challenge, 1.
seek cooperation, not confrontation,
with the Congress," Ford told the New
York Society of Security Analysts. "But
in order to work together, the Congress
must do more than criticize.
"And until the Congress does
something more it will be part of the
energy problem not part of the
The House has already voted
overwhelmingly to postpone for 90 days
Ford's plan to raise petroleum prices
through import fees, and the Senate is
expected to follow suit.
Ford said he hopes the
unemployment rate will fall by the end
of this year, but his forecasts indicate
that administration economists expect
the jobless rate, currently at 8.2 per cent,
to go even higher before it begins to
Alan Greenspan,, head of the Council
of Economic Advisers, said thursday the
rate may go higher than the
administration's predicted 8.5 per cent
Taking note of his own low standing
in public opinion surveys and the recent
disastrous plunge by the stock market.
Ford told the group of brokers and
dealers, "I am confident that you in your
portfolios, and me in the polls, have seen
our lows for the year."
Although Congress wants to increase
the size of the personal income tax cut
this year. Ford said his S 16 billion tax
cut proposal is just the right amount of
"We must not fight recessionary
problems with inflationary cures," Ford'
said. He repeated his willingness to veto
any spending programs that Congress
proposes beyond the ones Ford has put
forward in his fiscal 1976 budget.
wants the Navy to tow the entire state out to
sea and use it for bembing practice.
Woodring will dispense free wine, women
and song daily in front of the undergraduate
library, if elected. "That's where the slush
fund comes in," he said.
Stressing "equality for vegetables," he
said, "A vote for me is a vote for the Davie
' He said UNC junior Delmar Williams will
be his running mate in place of the dog, Sage,
' who ran two years ago for student body vice
president with the Blue Sky presidential
candidate Pitt Dickey. "Williams feels he
,looks like Sage," Woodring said.
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