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Vol. 83, No. 105
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by Greg Nye
Mistakes made by a university involving large
numbers of students or faculty are usually well
hidden. But the failure to pay more than 1 00
teaching assistants couldn't be kept secret for
Why they were not paid, however, no
administrator is willing to say.
The graduate teaching assistants and graders
will receive their first paychecks and raises of the
semester Feb. 28 Claiborne S. Jones, vice
chancellor of business and finance, said Tuesday.
But no one including Jones seems to know
exactly why the teaching assistants have had
their paychecks withheld.
James R. Gaskin, dean of the college of Arts
and Sciences, where the mixup took place.
blames it on poor accounting and mid-term
hiring. "When department chairmen hired
teaching assistants for second semester, they
didn't know how much money they had to
spend," Gaskin said last week. "We won't be hit
with this again because there won't be any more
But Dr. George Taylor, chairman of the
history department believes mid-term hiring is.
necessary. "We usually need more help for
second semester," he said last week.
Taylor also doesn't see how mid-term hiring
could cause an overrun of the budget. "We
prepared our budget v last summer and made
allowance for the hiring we would do after first
semester," Taylor said.
Other departmental chairmen agree with
Taylor. "The trouble was not caused by mid-,
term hiring," Fred Wright, chairman of the math
department, where 23 people have not received
paychecks, said Tuesday. "We planned our
hiring well in advance, and informed the dean,"
he said. "1 don't know what the foul-up was, but
someone is reneging on my promise to pay these
Administrators say the cause of the problem is
unclear. University Provost J. Charles Morrow
.111 believes the problem is a matter of
paperwork. "We're not sure that, anyone
overdrew their budget," he said. "The paperwork
involved was delayed while we attempted to find
out what the status of the budget was.
"We had to stop things for awhile '
by George Bacso
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen
voted 3-2 in a special meeting Monday
night to consider a fall target date for a
public transportation referendum;
After hearing the results of a survey
undertaken independently by
Transportation Commission chairman
Harriet Imrey, the board passed a
motion by Alderman George Beswick
which set a September or October date
for the referendum.
The matter was then referred to the
law and finance committee for future
Beswick was joined by Aldermen
Braxton Foushee and Fred Chamblee in
supporting the motion. Aldermen John
Boone and Boyd Ellington dissented,
while Mary Riggsbee, a persistent critic
of public transportation, was absent
from the meeting, recovering from
Imrey had hoped the board would act
fast enough to schedule a referendum
for this spring, but said there is now little
chance this could be done.
Imrey's survey, conducted in
association with the UNC biostatistics
department shows 87.5 per cent of
Carrboro's residents" favored holding
another bus referendum.
A referendum for a joint bus system
with Chapel Hill was narrowly defeated
in May, 1973. The survey, however,
states Carrboro's population has
changed considerably since then,
increasing by 40 per cent.
The 1973 referendum was also held
when many students had already left
school for the summer. Imrey's survey
shows 42 per cent of Carrboro's
residents are students.
Imrey said last week, the study was
originated by the Transportation
Commission, but the commission voted
against giving it final approval.
Commisssion member Ernest
Riggsbee. said at Monday's meeting
Imrey had bypassed the commission in.
presenting the survey directly to the
Last week, however, Riggsbee said he
could not recall why the commission
had decided to discontinue its
involvement in the study.
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Charlotte Adams protests in front of post office each Wednesday at noon
Old Well conflict goes on
by Vernon Loeb
Staff Writer s
"1 feel rooked all the way around." This
quote by one Old Well apartment tenant in a
telephone survey Tuesday revealed promises
by Roberts Associates about the installation
of dishwashers at the complex are not the
only complaint tenants have.
"Right now I'm more concerned about the
swimming pool than the dishwasher,"
another tenant said. "They gave us an oral
promise we'd have a swimming pool, but I
haven't seen any ground-breaking for that
"When we moved in last October, they
told us we'd get a dishwasher as soon as they
were delivered, and they've (Roberts) told us
nothing since," he said.
One tenant said the only reason he moved
to Old Well was because the complex
featured dishwashers. "Now they tell me
B SM leader faces trial;
verdict is not yet known
Algenon Marbley, Black Student
Movement (BSM) chairman, was tried
Tuesday in Undergraduate Court for his
participation in the David Duke protest Jan.
16 in Memorial Hall.
Duke, national information director for
the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, was
shouted offstage by more than 200 students,
predominately black, and was unable to
deliver his Union Forum lecture.
The trial was closed to the public and the
press at the defendant's request, as is his right
under student court proceedings.
Copies of the sentence will go to Student
Attorney General Nita Mitchell, Student
Life and the court. These files are locked and
Arthur Pope, a freshman from Raleigh,
filed the suit in January charging that
Marbley had violated Section D (l,g) of the
Code of Student Conduct delineated in "The
Instrument of Student Judicial Governance"
Specifically, Marbley was charged with
"willfully disrupting a normal operation or
function of the University or any of its
organizations or personnel by engaging in,
along with others, conduct which prevented
members of the University community from
v conducting their normal and legitimate
activities within the U niversity by preventing
David Duke from speaking."
If convicted, Marbley could face
expulsion, suspension or lesser punishment,
such as probation, Mitchell said Monday. :
A seven-man jury with four minority,
members tried the case. Under judicial
guidelines, Marbley has the right, as a
minority student, to request a minority jury.
A member of the student attorney
general's staff asked the jurors Monday not
to read Tuesday's DTH, so that they would
be free of any prior conceptions or opinions
about the trial.
they're not going to, put one in, and I don't
know whether we'll ever get the laundromat
or swimming pool either," he said.
On Monday, Robert Roberts, president of
Roberts Associates, said his company "was
under no obligation to install dishwashers."
Last week, the Student Consumer Action
Union (SCAU) filed a complaint with the
state Attorney General's office regarding the
Old Well tenant-landlord conflict.
Barbara Murray, a secretary in the
Attorney General's office, said Tuesday that
action usually begins 7 to 10 days after a
complaint is filed.
"I checked our files and found several
complaints about "Roberts Associates. But
the one filed by SCAU doesn't seem to have
been processed yet," she said.
. The tenants contacted in Tuesday's survey
all said they had the impression when they
signed the lease that dishwashers would be
Some tenants, however, said they have
been consistently told they would get a
dishwasher, while others said they have been
told recently the dishwashers would not be
Five dollars a month rent is being
deducted in those apartments without the
dishwashers which Roberts Associates claim
they are not obligated to install.
"We moved in January under the'free rent
for a month' program, and they said they
hoped the dishwashers would be in soon, but
they couldn't be sure," a tenant said. "We
were under the impression we'd have one
before we moved out."
At a tenant-landlord meeting last fall,
Roberts Associates representative Lewis :
Bobbitt said the swimming pool would be
built this spring, but that the laundromat .
may never be built.
Dishwashers, a swimming pool and a
laundromat were all advertised last spring as
features of Old Well. .
James H. Johnson III, UNC lecturer in :
business law, who was asked by the DTH to
give a legal opinion about whether tenants
had possible grounds for legal action said,
"They might or they might not."
"It is' in the public interest, to advertise
truthfully," Johnson said, "although
advertisements are by no means law."
fortunately, not for too long," Morrow said.
The delay, however, was too long for many
graduate students who depend on their part-time
teaching jobs to pay rent and food bills.
Taylor also felt the wait was too long. He
established a personal loan fund for the 13
teaching assistants and graders in the history
department who have done without checks. "We
feel that someone should try to meet the
University's obligations," he said in a letter to his
The University, in the meantime, did not seem
to be aware of its obligations. Chancellor N.
Ferebee Taylor found out about the unpaid
teacher assistants only after & DTH article
appeared two weeks ago. Someone, apparently,
felt he didn't need to be informed.
But after discovering the problem, Chancellor
Taylor assured students that"No one is trying to
pick on graduate students." It was just a matter
of time for the paperwork to be completed so
they could be paid, he said.
And Dean Gaskin put the problem in a certain
perspective. "This whole thing is only a 0.2-0.4
per cent overdraft of the budget," Gaskin said.
"A relatively small amount of money affected the
largest amount of people. Some of these grad
students make only SI 00 a month."
Gaskin said if it weren't for the accounting
error, the graduate assistants and graders
wouldn't be getting any money from the
University at all they wouldn't have been hired,
Perhaps, then, the unpaid teaching assistants
should be thankful? This is the kind of
conclusion that emerges from the seeming cloud
of ignorance and deception which surrounds any
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by Charlotte Moulton
United Press International
WASHINGTON The Supreme
Court ruled unanimously Tuesday that
Richard M. Nixon wrongfully
impounded about one-third of the water
pollution control funds Congress
allocated to the states while he was
The Court's opinion frees an
additional $5 billion for state water
pollution control projects, in addition to
the $ 1 3 billion already allotted. M uch of
the money has not yet been spent, nor
will the additional funds be distributed
.until specific projects are approved by
The Court ruled in a challenge by
New York City and Detroit of Nixon's
impoundment of $6 billion allotted to
help construction of publicly owned
sewage treatment works.
The impoundment was one of several
Nixon imposed on congressionally
approved funds for highways, education
and pollution, complaining
disbursement of the money would be
Later the lawmakers enacted a new
statute requiring a president to come
back to Congress if he feels he doesn't
need all the money provided for a
Water pollution control funds
released by Nixon for the three-year
period ending next June 30 originally
totaled $9 billion of the $ 1 8 billion made
available by Congress. In January,
President Ford released $4 billion more
as a means of providing more jobs.
The Court's opinion, by Justice
Byron R. White, did not deal with
consitutional issues- involving the
President's right to impound
congressionally authorized funds only
with the meaning of the Water Pollution
In another action on its return from a
two-week recess, the Court ruled 8-1
that minority members of a union have
no right under federal law to bargain or
picket on their own behalf because of
dissatisfaction with their union's pursuit
The decision upheld dismissal of
minority employees by Emporium
Capwell Co., San Francisco, who
picketed the firm while the Department
Store Employees Union was attempting
to resolve their discrimination
The justices also unanimously struck
down a Florida procedure that fails to
provide for a judge to determine that
there was probably cause for an arrest
when a suspect is arrested solely at the
discretion of. a prosecutor.
They divided 5-4 in holding,
additionally, that the required hearing
need not encompass the full range of
rights available at an actual trial, such as
appointment of a lawyer for indigents.
In other actions, the Court:
Granted a hearing to Maryland
residents challenging the state's aid to
private colleges, .including church
Blocked enforcement of a Missouri
law requiring a doctor to save the life of
a fetus if it can live independently of the
Let stand the conviction of a New
York doctor who allowed an abortion
patient to bleed to death.
New process used
to foil fake grades
by Andy Sldden
A new procedure to prevent possible student forgeries of grade changes has been
established, Robert Cornwell, assistant director of records and registration, said this week.
The Office of Records and Registration began using new grade change forms this semester
which contain a carbon copy to be mailed to the instructors.
In the past, a student could forge grade changes by forging an instructor's signature on a
permission note (required to receive the form) and on the form itself.
"The new procedure closes one loophole in the form," Cornwell said, by making sure the
instructors receive copies of all grade change' forms.
Cornwell said returning copies of the forms was a mutual decision between the director of
the Office of Records and Registration, Raymond E. Strong, and Provost J. Charles
"We did this procedure a little last semester," Cornwell said. "It was a de facto sort of thing
where we sent xeroxed copies of all grade changes to the instructors at the end of the
Cornwell said that with the new system, the copies are mailed directly after the change.
Last semester slDTH reporter changed a B grade to an A in an experiment designed to test
the grade change process. He was not caught until after the DTH published his story.
Cornwell said this was the only forged change reported in the more than 3,000 forms
returned to professors last semester. No forgeries have been found this semester, he said.
Last year, two students were caught forging grade changes. Forging the signatures of
University officials violates the student honor code of responsibility. Violators are sent to the
student attorney general and then tried before the Honor Court.
Those who have been caught in the past slipped up by filling out the form incorrectly,
Cornwell said last semester.
6BTHP candidates, trade views
by Art Eisenstadt
The entire roster of candidates for Daily
Tar Heel (DTH) editor concentrated on how
the paper should be operating during a
question-and-answer session held Tuesday
in the School of Journalism.
Each candidate spoke for up to eight
"minutes during the session, which was
sponsored by the UNC Journalist, a
publication of the journalism school.
Tom Wright, the first candidate to speak,
called himself "the only candidate who'
doesn't have a vested interest in maintaining
the status quo at the Tar Heel.
Wright said since students published the
Tar Heel, and since there is no political
viewpoint among students, the editorial page
should reflect more than one idealogy.
He called for greater accuracy from:
reporters, and said Tuesday's lead story on
the Algenon Marbley case is a "departure
from the 'business as usual, sun is shining,
chancellor is in his office and all is right with
the University' attitude of the DTHr
"Don't they 'realize that is what they
.should be doing every day?" Wright asked.
Cole Campbell, who spoke next, listed
four main areas of concern in his
campaign improvement in the credibility,
responsiveness and innovation at the DTH
and the distinctiveness of his candidacy.
If the paper's credibility improves,
Campbell said, the DTH "can be an
influential and constructive force on
" campus." He also recommended that the
paper increase its research, both for articles
Too often, Campbell said, "The DTH
editorial stance has come too late, too
watered down, or has not come at all."
Harriet Sugar and Don Baer emphasized
their experience and defended the co-editor
"We have knowledge of how the press
works and how the organizations on campus
work," Sugar said. "We've been on the inside
'of the Tar Heel. We know what our
Baer said, "One of the most important
functions of the paper is advocacy." He
called for more local copy, and said he had
talked with many co-editors of the DTH.
"Everyone of the people whom we talked
to said it worked well," he said.
Barnie Day said, "The thrust of my
platform...is to turn Chapel Hill's so-called
'morning newspaper' back into the student
newspaper of UNC," .
He emphasized six points in his platform:
creating a free-lance editor, increasing local
coverage, strengthening Variation through
campus coverage, increasing circulation and
evening distribution, and achieving financial
independence "if it should prove to be at all
The Tar Heel this year has made some
improvement, but not enough," Day said.
Elliott Warnock, speaking last, asked,
"What do we know about the Daily Tar
"At a time when there is more news
analysis than news being run ont the front
page, 1 think an experienced editor is needed
ed to put the news staff back...on campus
where they belong," Warnock said.
He said more than "campaign promises
and a clever campaign" is needed to improve
While all candidates agreed that campus
coverage should be increased, and that
students should have an easier time
obtaining a copy of the paper, they disagreed
on other points.
Campbell called for hiring investigative
reporters, while Sugar said beat reporters
should do their own investigative work
through their contacts.
Day, Baer and Sugar and Campbell all
stressed increasing the circulation of the
paper, while Wright and Warnock both said
first emphasis should be on an equitable and
efficient distribution system.