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while signed columns and letters represent the viewpoints of the
individual contributors. Friday, April 18, 1975
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It took North Carolina fifty-one
years to ratify the nineteenth
amendment granting women the
right to vote, according to Guilford
County Rep. Thomas Giimore.
How long will it take before North
Carolina accords to womenj
complete equality under the law?
The political maneuvering
between the initial affirmation of the
Equal Rights Amendment and its
defeat on Wednesday displays the.
same kind of negative reaction
retarding major social advancement
in this state. This negative reaction
seems almost entirely emotional as
lengthy explanations of obscure
points are brushed aside with a
scathing retort or a sweeping
Sure, there are some uncertainties
regarding any major legal change.
But every reservation about the
Equal Rights Amendment has
clarification and explanation by
proponents of the amendment.
Women can be drafted by Congress
now if Congress so desires; under the
amendment women as well as men
could still seek deferment or
exemption for legitimate reasons.
Doctrines of privacy and the
state's right to regulate cohabitation
place perimeters on the
Letters to the editor
To the editor: ,
Authors editors and critics will never
agree, but the former will try always to
convince readers of the good quality of our
We were disappointed that in reviewing
the Whole Women Carologue. Beth Sluder
made criticisms that strike us as off-target.
She thinks that black and lesbian women
were dismissed in a few pages of interviews
(using names, not initials!), when we
purposely included discussions among
people concerned rather than offering less
lively expository prose. The reviewer's
quotation of an exchange in one of the
interviews in the lesbian section is too short
to demonstrate the depth of information
conveyed: how these particular women felt
about femininity, coming out, primary,
relationships with women, etc.
An interview with a black woman
concentrates on the relations between
women's and blacks liberations.
Furthermore, the Index and Appendix
(contacts directory) list other places in the
Whole Women Carologue where black and
lesbian women may find references
specifically for them. We feel that Beth
Sluder indulges in false liberalism by
responding to the book's treatment of black
and lesbian women, when topics like
women's places and women's studies and,
alas, long-living women received less
It was also startling that the review made .
no mention of the politics of the publication
process. The Whole Women Carologue was
an entirely collective effort and an entirely
female effort writing, drawing, editing,
typesetting, pasting-up, printing,
distributing; everything as we affirm in
our afterward. Beth Sluder's quoting-one
male store clerk's opinion is therefore
somewhat insulting to us; the book is "by, for
and about" women.
Finally, we want to say that local and
other feminists will indeed learn a lot from
reading the Whole Women Carologue. We
know this because we benefited so much
from compiling this material, and we are
P.O. Box 954-
'Top Ten' not brave;
should have waited
To the editor.
This letter is meant for "The Top Ten." I
would not call spending the night in the rain
waiting for preregistration brave, but stupid.
You decided to start the line early and you
should have had to stay there, rain or no
of Editorial Freedom
' Rs!ph J. Irscd
' Contributing Editor
Graphic Arts Editor
interpretation of the amendment
such that bi-sexual bathrooms and
dormitories will not have to follow
adoption of ERA.
But why appeal to reason? Reason
seems to provoke only emotionally
charged cries of "irrationality!" and
"twisted logic!" from reactionary
critics of progressive reform.
Arguments demonstrating the need
to end discrimination and the risks
of depending on state action to
change discriminatory laws and
practices can do no good when such
arguments are ignored in favor of
flaming rhetoric and reactionary
responses. - ,
As Bobby Wayne Rodgers from
Henderson has said, "I, for one,
think a woman should be held on a
pedestal. I do not apologize for
this." Isn't that a lot simpler to
understand and relate to than
legalistic argument or a statistically
Liquor by the drink, an end to
subtle traditions of discrimination,
and equal rights for women will all
have to wait until North Carolinians
learn to inject . reason into their
That ought to be possible no
matter how much the state
legislature cuts higher education
budgets. It only requires a little
Granted that if preregistration had not
started early, you would still be ahead of me,
but the other people who heard of the early
starting time would not be. Yes, I heard, but
The Department of Records and
Registration made a serious mistake that!
cannot be made right, but they should have
known better. -This University makes us wait
the full time for dormitory sign-up and
basketball tickets, but for the most
important wait, classes, we get screwed!
Lines have not moved early before, so why
. Susan Talley
'Academic heaven9 not
To the editor:
Realizing the futility of this effort, yet not
knowing where else to turn, 1 write with the
resigned sadness which settled in after the
lirst hours of indignant anger following "The
Great Junior Preregistration Foul-up." I'm
finally beginning to realize that this
"academic haven" is not academically geared
in the least. One needs the patience and
perseverance of a saint to soar above the
unduly weighty burdens of room sign-up,
preregistration, even obtaining a parking
sticker. Is this an education or an endurance
"r I must admit, 1 have received uncountable
benefits from this institutionbut what will
my outstanding summer memories be?
Perhaps tripping and falling on my head and
being trampled by a herd of crazed
Mclverites during room sign-up. But then
there was the time when I berated an
- innocent campus policeman, dripping in the
rain, who was only doing his job by refusing
to let me line up to preregister on
MONDAY, APRIL 14 at 11:30 p.m.
Incidentally, I apologized to the policeman
other incompetents were to blame.
This year, feelings of indignance which
previously I have had little cause to apply to
any situation have been aroused too often. 1
resent witnessing a group of girls reduced to
barbarism in order to retain their "dens" for
the coming semester. I am personally
offended by the injustice of the supposedly
humanitarian efforts of the registration
officials who began, and just as abruptly
ended, preregistration of rising juniors on
Monday night. My calendar still read April .
14 on Monday night. I hope these officials
will let us know at least a day in advance
when they plan to switch to a different
calendar system. Maybe they already have?;
I stated earlier that 1 realize this is.'
probably a futile effort, but perhaps it will
"Shts on.2050 A.D.
Dr. Joseph W. Straley is a professor of
physics. He earned his Ph.D. in 194 J at Ohio
Recently I prepared a computer program
designed to predict the population of the
United States in the year 2050 A.D., given
the known present population distribution,
the fertility, and the death rate by age and
sex. It was a satisfying exercise until the day 1
decided, more or less as a lark, to prepare'
some input data cards bearing the equivalent
1930 data. The modified program, I
reasoned, would enable me to predict the
present from the past.
It was a disaster! Regardless of what I did
to the assumed fertilities and death rates, I
could not secure the 1970 data from the 1930
data. Apparently one must match the events
of those troubled years in detail, making
allowance for the Great Depression, the
global war, and the postwar baby boom if
one is to be successful in even so simple a
The experience I had with this projection
has taught me that he who would predict the
future must recognize that the future is
determined in part by events that lie in the
future; one cannot predict the future simply
from, a set of initial conditions.
In the six years since a liberal coalition
won a majority on the Chapel Hill Board of
Aldermen, many progressive programs have
been initiated. Now the Board of Aldermen
is about to propose its first major planned
program for public improvements.
The 1975-1980 Capital Improvements
Program (CIP) calls for the expenditure of
$ 1 1 ,500,000 for improvements in the areas of
recreation, transportation, streets,
sidewalks, parking, storm sewers, sanitary
sewers and police facilities.
The Aldermen will hold a public hearing
at 7:30 p.m. Monday to get citizen input into
the priorities and proposals of the program.
The explicit 67-page program outlines .
specific year by year programs in 10 major
program areas, with phased development
and specific priorities.
If the aldermen approve the program, they
will probably put the $7,500,000 necessary to.
fund the first three years to the voters in a
November bond referendum.
The entire proposal is available for
inspection at the Chapel Hill Public Library
and at the town clerk's office in the
Municipal Building. Those who support the
programs, who support meeting the total
critikisBMs off tfiie tar
catch some new eye. Surely, if we remain
aware of these situations, we can be better
prepared to encourage their amendment
and, if necessary, their complete overhaul.
So it goes, it seems, but at least I have
lodged my complaint in the public view
Thank you for that opportunity.
write your legislator
To the editor:
- As one of the many students struggling to
meet the costs of a college education, I feel
someone who will be adversely affected by
the proposed tuition increase should speak
I have signed my name to countless
alfadavfts, checks and promissory notes to
finance my first three years in college. At the
present, I am striving to amass enough
money to meet the expenses of my senior
year. It will suffice to say I will owe over
$4,000 when 1 graduate. But my situation is
not unusual. Hopefully, I speak for the
thousands of UNC students and or parents
who deplore any high tuition increase at this
The financial aid office has already stated
they will be unable to aid all those who will
require financial assistance next year.
Similar to the position of other students, I
am unable to place my name behind yet
If the tuition does increase, 1 do not know
where I will get the money. A sudden jump of
$300 will hit me hard, as it will others. I join
Mr. Eisenstadt in urging others to write their
legislators and protest the proposed
The Kinks are coming,
the Kinks are coming
To the editor.
I've alienated my friends. I've embarrassed
myself in crowds. I'll admit it, though. I'm a
Kinks fanatic. In the late Sixties, worshiping
the Kinks was the right on thing to do. Rock
critics presumably repeated Ray Davies
name five times before going to sleep in those
days. But here it is the 70s, rock critics have
become predictably assholic, and the Kinks
are suffering from what can only be called
neglect. Not even the critics pay them an
Now, the Kinks are coming to UNC. The
two other times in my life that I have tried to
see them, they cancelled their tours for lack
We do have some control over the f uture,
however. In The Christmas Carol, Charles
Dickens, speaking through the agency of the
Ghost of Christmas-Yet-to-Come, makes
some observations that are relevant to our
thoughts about the future. "Men's courses,"
said the Ghost to Scrooge, "will foreshadow
certain ends to which, if persevered in, they
must lead, but if the course be departed
from, the ends will change."
The future then will be determined by our
present condition, by events that will lie
beyond our control, and. Anally, by the
extent to which we exert our will on
determining the course we follow.
Part of oiir prior knowledge, however, is
the fact that Man has adjusted to some
rather unsatisfactory situations in the past.
Putting all this into my non-computing
crystal ball, here is my version of the future:
1. After peaking at 6.5 billion people in
2005 A.D., the population of the world
will fall to just under 4 billion by 2050
2. Most travel in 2050 A.D. will be by
public transport. There will be almost no
improvement is wor
needs of the community, should attend the
public hearing to voice their support for the
program, and should point out weaknesses
and priorities they want changed. A short
synopsis of the program is below.
What does the CIP call for? In the last five
years, the Town of Chapel Hill has been
systematically buying open space all over
town, and the plan calls for developing and
preserving that land. For years, the town
relied on the University's recreation
facilities, and though current programming
of recreation in Chapel Hill is good, the
facilities are lacking.
The plan calls for the development of
Lincoln Gym as an all purpose gym in 1975
77. The Charles Jones Park, 10 acres on
Purefoy Road, will get tennis courts in 1975
77. The Cedar Falls Park, 64 acres on
Weaver Dairy Road, will get baseball and
football fields and walking trails in 1975-78.
The Ephesus Road Park will have its 1 1
acres developed with a community center,
outdoor amphitheater, pool and picnic area
. The Hargraves Center, and existing
facility, will be renovated and expanded in
1978-80, and tennis courts will be added to
of public interest. This was mainly due to
their leader Ray Davies' apathy toward
creating a marketable image, and therefore
very few people knew they still even existed.
To this day, people think they are merely a
nostalgia group and probably perform 45
minute versions of All Day and All of the
Night in concert.
Wrong. They have created album after
album of the finest music the rock medium
has to offer and have it done consistently for
ten years. I can only urge that the UNC
student body celebrate the last day of classes
and the Kinks' second decade on April 24. 1
do this only because I fear that the D TH and
the Carolina Union will not adequately
promote what could be their finest hour.
To the editor.
Several times this year, it has been brought
to my attention the controversy over the
endorsement of a few "politicos" in the
"biased, prejudiced and unfair" campus wide
edition of The Avery Advocate. Because of
these controversies, there was, I believe, a
very time consuming, somewhat ridiculous
Supreme Court get together," with the
prosecution trying the editorial freedom of.
this dorm newspaper.
The final decision of the court was an
acquittal of the defendant and the editorial
freedom of the Advocate was sustained.
Despite this final decision, people continue
to bring up the controversy, citing
"questionable members of the staff as their
I would like to reply to these people and all
those with the propensity for raising a dead
issue, that if students continue to hassle each
out 24 hours before class registration or
lining up 1 S hours before a dorm sign-up, the
motivation is always the same look out for
number one. When this selfishness turns to
an extreme, other people get hurt and this ;
year is a prime example of this mania.
Students constantly criticize the;
"establishment" for its cheap character and
self-centered values, yet they themselves are
just as self-oriented.
When students stop criticizing others and
start looking at themselves, maybe they will
see this. Until then, the student Supreme
Court may be in for a lot more laughs.
Kelly Lee Summey
Editor, The Avery Advocate
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3. ' The clamor for food and land at the
turn of the century will have destroyed
the natural habitat of hundreds of species
of animal life. "The elephant," a world
leader will say when he learns that the last
elephant has died in 2016 A.D., "was of
little service to Man."
4. Several catastrophes will occur early in
the 21st Century, the most serious of
which will be a nuclear exchange
involving several minor powers.
Shortages arising from the associated
dislocation of transport facilities will
cause widespread famine. In addition,
massive efforts will be required to clear
away wastes left by nuclear bombs and by
the radioactive debris produced by
smaller bombs dropped on or placed in
nuclear power facilities.
5. While nuclear fusion and solar energy
converters will have begun to make
significant contributions to annual world
energy needs, approximately half of our
world energy will be derived from coal in
2050. All oil-burning machines and
Northside School Park in 1979-80.
Walking trails along creeks will be
developed in 1979-80, and eight miles of
bicycles trails in town in 1980. That proposal
has brought complaints from many that
bicycle paths ought to be put in no later than
1977 because of the high priority.
Other recreation areas such as Oakwood
Park will get minor improvements.
A new police station would be built in
1976-78, an animal shelter in 1978-80, and a
Municipal Building addition in 1979-1980.
Major improvements to the town's
sanitary sewer facilities would be made in
1975-78, and new residential lines would be
installed in 1975-1980.
The town would build two park-ride lots
to serve commuters from the south and east
in 1977-79; the board may vote that they
should be built earlier.
In a major plan, ten miles of new sidewalks
will be built over five years, and 1 1 miles of
streets will be reconstructed. Almost four
miles of dirt streets will be paved, and
$800,000 will be spent on storm drainage.
The bus system will get bus shelters all
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George Hussey and T. Arthur Dillard
6 a pleasant . ffiimdtnoinr
Recently, Student Body President Bill
Bates and five other student presidents from
the Consolidated University met with
various members of the General Assembly at
the first annual State Bureaucracy Day in
Raleigh. The atmosphere was light and
informal as officials ranging from student
presidents and state senators to important
government figures chit-chatted in small
groups over punch, cookies. Ruffles with
ridges, and a pass-a-round pack of
.The open house was held to improve
communications between student presidents
and the bureaucracy of the state legislature,
according to Senate Appropriations
Committee Chairman Livingston I. Presume
Last week a Senate subcommittee
proposed to cut the Consolidated
University's budget by $73 million and raise
tution by $200 per year for in-state students
and $300 per year for out-of-state students.
When questioned about these proposals, the
legislators responded variously.
Senator Pat A. Babieshead (D-Taylor)
said, "This is a very pleasant function. I've
had a chance to meet a lot of people 1 hadn't
met before. Most of them are aspiring
.. politicos ... I like that in a man. Who are
Sen. Chuck DeBillorights (R-Boulton)
said, "I think this is an excellent idea. I've
met quite a few of the people here before, but .
none of them like me because I have too
much power. Now, stand aside."
Sen. E.C. Ewe (D-Leojenkins) was asked
if the meeting' would influence the Senate.
Ewe replied, "Absolutely not. Students don't
vote, and they can't afford to make
campaign contributions. Besides, we need,
furnaces as well as all energy conversion
devices based on nuclear fission will have
been phased out; oil will be held for
exclusive use in the manufacture of
petrochemicals while nuclear fission
devices will have been discontinued
awaiting the discovery of "a satisfactory
method of disposing of nuclear wastes."
6. Democratic processes in most of the
world including North America will have
been set aside as government finds it
necessary to assume more and more
' authority in order to commandeer and to
allocate scarce commodities and hence to
maintain a semblance of civil order.
A historian in 2050 A.D. writing of our
period will speak rather wistfully of our lost
opportunities. "The chaos of the Upheaval
Years," he will write, "didn't have to occur.
Given the information available to people in
the latter years of the 20th Century, it is
remarkable that collectively they used their
resources so badly. Growth-oriented
institutions which had been prepared for and
which served a frontier society quite well
simply were not able to recognize and adjust
to the constraints which were imposed when
the frontiers were reached, ft was, alas, an
around town, a "new garage and seven new
buses. The downtown streets and sidewalks
will also get major work.
Some people say that because of the
economic times, the town should not seek
approval of a bond issue. Yet this kind of a
philosophy is the same kind of self-fulfilling
prophecy that has always brought the
economy into a deeper tailspin.
A bond issue of this magnitude would
create a large number of new jobs in
construction over the next five years, and
will be a major shot in the arm to the local
economy. In addition, the costs of paying for
the program will spread over the next 20
years, so those who will be using the facilities
will bear an equal share in paying for them.
The "pay now" philosophy requires
everyone today to pay for things which will
be used decades from now,
The public hearing on the CIP is
important. Those interested in the future of
this urban area should attend.
Gerry Cohen is a law student and
member oj the Board of Aldermen.
the money to build a med school at East
Representative Willie Votewet - CD
Friday), the first to arrive, said, "1
appreciated this opportunity and I got here
first so I could spike the punch. They don't
sell liquor in my home district, and 1 only get
to drink when I'm in Raleigh. You're not a
reporter, are you?"
When asked if the legislature would
uphold the proposed budget cuts. Sen. P.R.
Mann (D-Cohen) replied, "I'm not here to
answer specific questions. 1 just came for the
publicity. Now, where's that photographer?"
"1 just got here," Rep. Ray A. Dropo
Goldenson (D-Condie) said, "and I think
this is an outrage. The students only come to
the legislature when they want money.
Besides, 1 already gave at the office."
"I don't know what you're talking about,"
interrupted Rep. N.E. Position (D-Wallace).
"1 think this is a great idea. I'd like to have
more meetings on a kind of informal basis.
When you're on the phone, you're calling a
name, but in person you think of a body. I
just met the cutest chick."
"Has she got a friend? 1 can get a room,"
the senator from Condie whispered as he put
his arm around Rep. Position and ushered
Karen Hardees, a Student Government
assistant who helped set up the affair,
slumped in a chair, looking worn out after
the assemblymen left, and said, "1 was very
pleased with the response. They all seemed to
appreciate the interaction. I also got the
prize from the Crackerjacks."
! George Hussey and T. Arthur DUlsrdert
1974 UNC alumni.