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individual contributors. Tuesday, April 22, 1975
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Today students across North
Carolina will rally in protest of the
proposed budget cut and tuition hike
presently before the North Carolina
Senate subcommittee on
appropriations. Planned rallies are to
occur on most of the 16 campuses of the
The goal of this mass rally is to
demonstrate to state legislators the
combined opposition of students and
other citizens to the tuition hike. Your
participation can increase the impact of
While many of us may live off of the
tat of our parents' larders, many of us do.
not. For the self-supporting student, the
student on a fixed income, and the
student on financial aid, the proposed
jump in tuition threatens participation
in university affairs. Some students may
have to decrease the amount of
participation in classes or worthy
extracurricular activities; others may
simply have to withdraw from the
All of this might be acceptable if
students could fincl fulfillment in any
other available pursuits. But the
clenched job market cannot meet the
needs of the non-student. It cannot be
expected to absorb those sloughed off
by the university system.
All ol this might be tolerable or
forgivable if the state of the economy
were such that it became impossible to
sustain an academic community of the.
size of the Consolidated University. But
the proposed budget cuts and tuition
increases are being considered before
other parts of the state budget have been
examined for possible savings.
The proposal affects Chapel Hill in a
number of ways. The medical school
may not be able to absorb fifty students
at a time when North Carolina
confronts a physician shortage. ' As
Student Body President Bill Bates has
pointed out, 75 per cent of UNC
graduate students are on fixed incomes
and 9,000 students are working their
way through school.
UNC-Chapel Hill is expected to
absorb 26 per cent of the Consolidated
University budget cut. Even so, other
member campuses such as N.C. Central
and Fayetteville State may suffer even
more because of the number of
financially vulnerable students at those
It is up to all of us to unite in protest of
the proposed appropriations and tuition
for the Consolidated University. Those
of us in Chapel H ill ought to make use of
numbers and our penchant for
expression to help ourselves and to
The rally is scheduled for 12:30 in the
Pit (in the Great Hall should it rain).
Please be there.
Elliott War nock
O'Neal vote is important
"This is politics as usual, and I just think that's regrettable
Mike O'Neal, nominated for CGC
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Bates, has had a long, varied career with
He has been treasurer of the Residence
Hall Association, the Campus Porgramming
Council and Avery Dorm. O'Neal wrote the . normal performance of his duties?
is no doubt that O'Neal holds certain
prejudices; there is also no doubt that his
critics hold certain prejudices.
The manner in which the members of
CGC should judge this issue is apparent: will
bias on O'Neal's part be a block in the
first comprehensive requisition procedure
for the Student Activities Fund Office as a
member of the RH A, and has worked on the
CGC Finance Committee and Media Board.
During his years with these organizations,
he has said many things, but he has never
been as succinct and accurate as when he
stated "this is politics as usual."
Immediately following his nomination for
treasurer, he came under fire by a few
members of the CGC for actions he made as
lar back as 1972. All specific charges against
him have been successfully refuted to this
date, but one charge still remains tonight as
the CGC prepares to vote his approval or
rejection as treasurer.
It has been said that O'Neal is biased,
because of his tenure as RHA treasurer and
president, and that this prejudice will hinder
his proper execution of duties as CGC
The charge of bias rests directly in the
personalities of O'Neal and his critics. There
We must suggest that O'Neal, though he
has made no direct reply to this charge, has
effectively answered it through his' recent
action with the CGC. He is the only nominee
who has attended all the finance committee
hearings as the members have battled to
balance the CGC budget; he has not tried to
interfere with the committee in its actions,
and has even offered suggestions on how to
economize the budget requests, particularly
those of organizations which he has had
It seems to us that O'Neal's confirmation
or rejection will be an indicator of how the
CGC members plan to act for the 1975-76
academic year. They can choose to either put
biases aside and work together, or continue
to let personalities block the students
With the impending financial crunch
lacing CGC and all campus organizations,
tonight's vote will be crucial.
It was Friday night and I was out on the
town, as I am sometimes wont to do, with
some of my buddies. We were getting around
alright, Bacchae, Morrison party, back to
the Bacchae, and having a good time, when
my friend and favorite drinking companion
Will Roseman got a hankering for some
good country music. Now Rose is a born and
bred country boy while I'm still shaking off
the effects of a New Jersey upbringing, but
for the sake of my new hometown, 1 decided
to go along to Clarence's, sight of the reddest
juke-box in town.
So, accompanied by two fellow frosty
foam freaks, Dave and Dave, we arrived at
said establishment around 12:15 or so.
Between us Rose and I came up with 50 cents
for the box and selected some Merle
Haggard and Linda Ronstadt doing Hank
Williams, and such like. Well, the time
passed and, much to our dismay, when the
box was shut down at 1 2:45 our songs still
hadn't been played, apparently due to a large
backlog of records before ours. Anyway,
since closing time wasn't until 1:00, we
complained and the box was turned back on.
Meanwhile, we asked one of the bartenders,
one with blond hair and mustache, who was
not at the time actually behind the bar, if we
could get our money back if our songs didn't
come up by 1:00. He said yes.
One o'clock came and the juke-box was
shut down, without having played our songs.
Rose and I then asked the bartender behind
the bar, the dark-haired one, if we could have
our 50 cents back. When he said no we told
him that the other bartender said we could.
He said that the other guy wasn't behind the
bar when he told us that, and that he was the
boss and he said no. He said if we wanted to.
hear our songs we'd have to come back in the
morning. Now, we'd been drinking some
sure enough, but we were in control, so we
stayed cool and said OK, fine, we
understand, we just thought we'd try to get
our money back.
At that point Rose said to me, "Come on
Doug, let's go, this is just a f ratty bar
anyhow." Well, the bartender seemed pretty
sensitive to that remark, as he shouted, lf
you're gonna be rude you can just get your
ass out of here, there are plenty of other bars
to go to." I then said to the guy, "Take it easy,
we're not being rude", to which he replied.
"No, you're not, but your friend is." Walking
towards the door Rose, who ocassionally
finds himself a target for trouble, said, "No
sir, if I was being rude you'd know it."
That set the bartender off. He ran out
Irom under the bar, grabbed Rose and threw
him against the pin-ball machines, shouting.
"Get your ass out of here." He then threw
him out the door. Once outside Rose said to
him, "There, I'm out, there's nothing you can
do to me now." This further excited the guy,
who again started pushing Rose, shouting,
"Get your ass down the street." Then 1
grabbed the guy and yelled, "You can't do
that to him, leave him alone." My mistake.
He came after me, swinging like a wildman.
If I'd had time to think I might have thought
to swing back, but he only connected once, a
very glancing blow, before we were pulled
apart by several people. He then re-entered
the bar, followed by shouts of "You
Right then a police car pulled intoDunkin
Donuts next door. 1 went over to the officer
and told him what happened. He told us that
unless we took out a warrant against the guy
there was nothing he could do except talk to
him. If we did try to take out a warrant, he
said, the Magistrate, since we had been
drinking, would tell us to come back in the
morning. We said OK, talk to him.
The officer went in and we waited outside.
Meanwhile, another bartender came out and
gave us our 50 cents back, and said to us that
the guy wasn't the regular bartender, that he
had a short fuse, and that people sometimes
get a little excited. Then the officer came out
with the other side to our story, we were
unruly and had refused to leave. But even if
that was true, and he didn't believe that it
was, the guy had no right to touch us, inside
or outside the place. He told us that we had
two years to decide whether we wanted to
Since then we have been advised by one
who knows the law to forget the whole thing,
that the courts generally assume that the
ones thrown out of a place were the
instigators of the trouble. But I know one
thing: that was the last time (and ironically
the first) for me in Clarences Bar and Grill.
Doug Clark is a sophomore journalism
major Jrom Hickory.
Prophecy no matter of statistics
There is an increasing interest in prophecy
in this country, at least open and unhidden
interest. Many people would be surprised at
the extent to which businessmen and others
in positions of power have always consulted
non-traditional prophetic help. The
educated, of course, will smile and say, "Its
all statistics. If you make enough
predictions, some are bound to come true."
(But no one can really deny that these men
are very rich, and sometimes their wealth
appears by means of very strange series of so
called 'lucky' breaks).
One other point needs to be made before
listing the prophecies. As evidenced by the
preceding predictions in this paper's series
(2050 A.D.), there is an almost fanatical
insistence in America that logic,
extrapolation, judgment, experience, etc.,
are the cornerstones for real knowledge of
the future. The truth of the matter is that no
one really has a corner on the future, not
from deduction, anyway. Logic has been
around for a long time, and yet, 1 haven't
seen any books (copyright 1850) detailing
atomic physics or men on the moon.
Remember that a logician can only
extrapolate logically on the postulate that
his information completely describes the
The requirements for psychic prediction,
however, are much different. The essential
requirement is that the prediction coincides
with and tends to generate more of the
underlying harmony in the universe. 1 don't
intend to outline the . exact procedure
because it's too complicated. Psychic
prediction is possible, however. It has a long
history which includes many successes. Also,
the sceptic need not frighten anyone who is
interested, because there are simple, easily
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Heel, in care of the Student Union, or
drop them by the office.
Another presidential directive
Tonight, the CGC meets in what might prove the most important
and interesting session of the year, when it will consider, among other
things, a bill which would greatly increase the powers of the Student
In the furor over the budget and the appointment of this student to
that office, the presidential powers bill has slipped through
committee largely unnoticed. The bill, introduced to the CGC by
organizations to the policy level. All provisions of the bill would be
effective upon passage, except the clause dealing with the selections
of chairpersons, which would become effective in the spring of 1976.
The bill in effect makes these committee positions political prizes,
to be doled out much as the president pleases after the elections. To
organizations like the Media Board and the Academic Affairs
Committee, this means a kind of death these organizations should
Student Body President Bill Bates, and passed without prejudice by be insulated from politics in so far as is possible, in order that they
the Administration Committee purports to be a simple redefinition may function efficiently. There is nothing political about Academic
of the executive branch, bringing order to various executive Affairs, and while there is admittedlv much politicking amone
committees and organizations where only chaos presently exists.
What the bill actually does is bring most executive organizations
under the thumb of the president.
The entire bill is outrageous, from its definition of the executive
branch to its specific provisions as to the president's powers, and
should never have passed committee. The bill defines the executive
branch as all organizations which receive financial support from the
CGC and stautory authority from the CGC or the president. While
this is rather like calling UNC a part of the federal bureaucracy
because it receives funds from Congress, it is not the most outrageous
part of the bill. The most outrageous provisions of the bill come
campus media, there is at least autonomy now. Should this bill pass.
the parent organization of all campus media becomes tied virtually
hand and foot to presidential whim and decree.
But the Policy Council isn't all either. The bill also creates another
level of the executive branch: autonomous agencies, which receive
student , fees. These groups, including the Association of Women
Students, the Black Student Movement and, ex officio, the Daily Tar
Heel, comprise Bates much-vaunted Cabinet.
While the idea of a cabinet is sound, the idea of making these
organizations part of the executive branch is not. It- is all well and
good to seek input from the Black Student Movement or the
under the heading of Policy Council. That councU, which this bill Association of Women Students, but it is another matter entirely to
would create, would be composed of such committees and
personages as the Media Board, and the Academic Affairs
Committee, along with old standards like the Attorney General and
the Elections Board. Some of the committees named have
constitutions of their own, which conflict with the provisions of this
bill. These constitutions, which deal with matters like the selection of
chairpersons, would be swept aside.
The chairpersons of each committee and organization would
instead be selected by the president. The president would also be
empowered to call meetings of the Policy Council, to issue executive,
orders to the members of the Council and to elevate other
define them as part of the executive branch.
Bates, in his drive to make student government deliver, has written
a bill which in effect makes of student fees a tax appropriated to the
student body president in the hope, perhaps, that the president can
thus cut waste in spending. While the philosophy behind the move
might be admirable, the results certainly would not be. The office of
the president is powerful enough. When the CGC considers the bill
tonight, it is certainly to be hoped that they defeat it, and defeat it
Jim Grimsley, a sophomore English major, is associate editor of
the Daily lar Heel.
learned procedures whereby anyone can
establish his own prophetic ability.
(Hopefully, I can outline these procedures in
another column). My final suggestion is that
you cut this column out, and keep it
somewhere safe. As tomorrow's events begin
to unfold, I suspect you will have an
Probably the greatest recent prophet is
Edgar Cayce. As you read about this man
you will find he really is unmatched for a
long time back into our past. He says that
1998 or 2000 A.D. will be the end of this
civilization, specifically due to a reversal of
the Earth's rotational axis (the North pole
will be the South). He is unclear at this point,
but he seems to imply this shift will generate
a new ice age, or at least a great cooling.
Before this will be a pattern of activity
following geometric scaling, with initially
gradual activity peaking to a maximum
during the last 8 years.
The period of this activity will be 1958
1998, and will include tremendous
earthquakes beginning with activity at Mt.
Etna, followed by quakes in the Pacific. The
order being: sharp shock in Calif, with
inrushing waters ending in the ocean about
halfway into Calif, and the land under 100 ft.
of water. Settling with no sharp big shocks,
but noise and cracks in Japan, until one half
of the island is in 100-200 ft. of water.
Definite activity in North and South
Carolina until the ocean reaches Durham or
Chapel Hill (no further). He is unclear about
whether the N.C. quakes preceed the Calif,
quakes. Tremendous noise and waves in the
Atlantic, followed by a quick sinking of the
Boston, New York City, Washington, D.C.
coastline, with the ocean reaching the.
piedmont land. A continent-sized land mass
rising from the Atlantic and then drying out.
This will raise the ocean levels 60 ft. The
Canadian shield land mass being protected
from quakes, but tilting and the Mississippi
river valley then draining the Great Lakes.
Edgar Cayce's psychic output resulted in
10,000 pages of verbatim transcripts. Not
one of his prophecies have ever been wrong.
Nostrademus (1503-66) is another
important prophet. He wrote in verse which
is universally accepted as cryptic, but
interpretable, and very specific. He
chronicled before it happened, the major
1 9th century history of Europe, including the
wars, kings, and the specific patterns of the
developments. He ended his predictions in
the year 1998 because at that point, he felt a
major war would break out, the Earth would
be in dark and dwindling times, and this
civilization would end. I note that the wrote
enough prophecy to fill a book, and none of
it has yet been incorrect.
Now out of the major league and into the
minor. Following is the consensus of some
living psychics, all of whom have had enough
major success to be in print across the U.S.
1975 will be a bad year economically. For
those with money to invest, stay away from
stocks absolutely. The only safe 1975
investment is land. The collection of coins
and metals will increase, but no comments
on whether their value will increase.
Something dark is over Patty Hearst. Some
feel this means capture and jail, others say
she's already dead. They all say this is the
year for a big quake in Calif. All feel that
UFO activity will be important or big in '75,
and about half say this year we will have
contact, with the others not so sure. Definite
food shortages with hoarding of food and
inner city food riots in U.S. (Cayce also
predicted that we will be forced to grow our
own food again). Finally there is a consensus
on unpredictable weather, much rain, and
then, strangely, a very bad drought, with
One other psychic, handling metal found
in a depression made by a U FO, said that the
quake in Calif, will result from pumping oil
there. Further, he said that soon before the
quake, UFO's will appear.
Finally, from prophetic dreams,
confirmation of food riots in the U.S. and
some form of (conventional) armed warfare
between China and the USSR.
The last paragraph is hard to write
without offending anyone. We must use this
prophecy, for it was given to us as a warning.
Man is a creative force in the Universe. The
order in man's domain, which is the Earth, is
determined completely by the reins he holds
on that order. Each individual can mobilize
positive effects if he cares and wants to. The
disorder predicted has been a long time
coming and is a rebellion which reflects Man
neglecting his spirit. If you care, then
determine what is your sphere, and put it in
order. Briefly, each day, consciously radiate
peace to those who are your responsibility.
And listen each day to the radiations which
are coming to you from many sources.
If we can do all this, then the pain will
slowly go away and not return. 1 will let you
read Cayce and Nostrademus to find the
greatest prophecy of all for 1998 A.D.. which
you really ought to know.
Greg Smith is a
graduate student in
Letters to the editor
Ticket system: '.'Objections?
To the editor
The student body should think twice
before adopting the ticket system proposed
by Rob Friedman, chairperson of the
Carolina Athletic Association. This absurd
plan opens Tarheel basketball to groups
which heretofore have been excluded by the
The egghead crowd yes those sissy folks
who attend classes occasionally will now
be able to procure B-ball seats between and
after classes. Who can forsee the huge
sections of the Carmichael crowd shouting
and waving slide rules and copies of The
American Scholar at each Phil Ford basket?
The eggheads are only a minor threat to
the status quo. What about all those people
who are so unpopular (B.O., bad breath,...)
that they couldn't find friends to hold a place
in ticket lines from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.? These
obnoxious souls will now be seen at every
game. Is it not conceivable that TVS will
refuse to broadcast Tarheel games under
On behalf of Seniors 1 express my
appreciation to Mr. Friedman for waiting
until we have gone before allowing these
undesirables to see basketball. We would
never have stood for it while we were here.
President Senior Class
Putnam alive and
living in law school
To the editor
Someone claiming the rather unlikely
name of "Ken Howell", in a letter recently
published in the DTH, has expressed doubt
that columnist Rorin Piatt, as well as former
columnist Robert N. Putnam 111, exist.
I cannot answer for Piatt, although we are
told that he does indeed stalk the earth.
We can apprise Mr. Howell, however if
there is such an absurd person of the truth
of the matter about Putnam III.
There is no such person.
But Robert N. Putnam II, who is a former
DTH columnist, is alive and well, asleep in a
carrel in the lounge typing room of the UNC
Unbeknownst to most of the campus,
Putnam yet lives, drinks beer, eats, sleeps
(much of the time) and loves (when he's not
sleeping, he says). He manages these feats
despite the seemingly insurmountable
obstacle of disagreeing with "Ken Howell".
Therefore, we the members of the Law
School Society for the Preservation of
Putnam in All His Folly reply to
"Howell's" letter in the manner it deserves.
We hereby challenge him to demonstrate
his own existence.
14-A Estes Park Apts.
To the editor
The recent brouhaha over preregistration
and dormitory sign-up procedures suggests
that greater efforts should be made to
provide students with full information well
in advance of any decision deadlines. Since
so many University procedures deal with
events that occur more or less at the same
time every year, cases in which students are
provided with information at the last minute
should be the exception rather than the rule.
Unfortunately, the record at Chapel Hill
during the past several years indicates that
just the opposite is the case.
Rather than attempting to allocate the
blame for this sorry pattern, I would like to
offer a suggestion for improving the
. environment in which students make
decisions. The University should publish the
final exam schedule before preregistration;
at the very least, the schedule should be
available to students during the regular
registration period. In planning one's
semester, it would be most helpful to know
the dates of each course's exam. Especially
when choosing among several sections of the
same course, the student would find the
exam time of each section to be a relevant
factor in his or her decision. Announcement
of the exam schedule before the semester
would be beneficial to the faculty, too. They
would be less vulnerable to requests for
special exam times by students who had been
assigned "two doubleheaders during the first
three days of exams". The responsibility for
selecting a sane exam week schedule would
rest with the student, where it belongs.
Other Universities (e.g. Brown, Harvard)
have followed the suggested procedure for
years, so it doesn't appear to be an
unreasonable burden on administrators. The
University should take time during the
summer to make up the exam schedule for
the Fall 1975 semester, and that schedule
should be printed in the Class Schedule that
is distributed to all students at registration.
Peter F. Allgeier
616- Hibbard Drive
should pay 'club' dues
To the editor
This past week I have been disturbed
several times by articles in the DTH dealing
with the budget request by the BSM of
initially $41,886 and the revised figure of
$27,841. There are many clubs here at
Carolina, many of which are inadequately
funded. 1 personally belong to the Crew
Club, which has limped along on less than
$100 this past year from Student
Government. Crew programs located
elswhere generally operate with a minimum
budget of $10,000, and commonly with
budgets comparable to the request by BSM.
It is understandable that the BSM desires
to operate with their proposed funding so
would we all. What is not understandable is
the lack of internal funding by this
organization. Crew Club members are
requested to pay dues of $20.00 per year a
not uncommon figure. A comparable figure
for the BSM, with their alleged membership
of 2000 students, would generate $40,000.
This organization is no different from many
clubs, in being a "special interest group". 1
would like to see the special interest
membership of the BSM fund some of their
own special interest activities.
Derek W. Hargis