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Vcl. C3, No: 142
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SM, AWS, CGA severely cut
by Vernon Loeb
and Tim Pittman
The Black Student Movement (BSM) and
other student organizations planned to
protest Tuesday's meeting of the Campus
Governing Council (CGC) following the
announcement of budget cuts by the CGC
The committee's budget
recommendations were to beinalized by the
council Tuesday night, but results of the
meeting were not available at press time.
Lester Diggs, chairperson of the BSM.
said early Tuesday, "I expect the CGC
meeting to be wild."
Although the Finance Committee
recommended cutting the budgets of almost
all campus groups, it severely cut the budgets
of three student groups the BSM, the
Association of Women Students (AWS),
Firemen' fill Carrboro pool.
by Linda Livengood
Special to the DTH
-Residents of Berkshire Manor
Apartments in Carrboro were surprised
Monday night to see Carrboro firemen
filling the swimming pool.
The firemen spent approximately two
UPI News Briefs
Committee approves insurance rates bill
RALEIGH The House Insurance Committee voted Tuesday 16-8 to approve amended
legislation to eliminate the use of age in setting auto liability insurance rates.
The bill would direct the insurance commissioner to set up four rating classifications based
on the use of the auto and the traffic accident record of the driver.
Insurance Commissioner John Ingram, backer of the measure, said the measure was
designed to shift the burden of increased rates to the habitual violator and the drunken driver.
While Ingram predicted the measure had "good chances" for passage in the House, he
warned that "the people in this state should realize that the insurance industry lobbyists are
the strongest" in the legislature this year.
Under the current plan, male drivers between 16 and 25 years of age are charged higher
liability rates because they are considered a high risk group.
Aircraft shortage hampers U.S. airlift
SAIGON Americans and Vietnamese fled South Vietnam by -the hundreds Tuesday in
the heaviest day of evacuation flights. But U.S. officials said a shortage of aircraft was
hampering the around-the-clock airlift. ,
The airlift was moving out nearly 2,000 persons a day, and President Ford said in
Washington the barest minimum of 1 ,500 Americans would be left in the country by Tuesday
Panel rejects military aid to Saigon
WASHINGTON The House Armed Services Committee, one of its members
contending the chess game is over in Indochina, Tuesday rejected 21 to 17 President Ford's
request for $722 million in military aid to South Vietnam.
The measure, which would have authorized $422 million in addition to the $300 million
approved last year but never appropriated, was shoved aside on a motion by Rep. G.V.
Leaders in both houses said they wanted to hold off action until they arc assured that
substantially more Americans have been removed from Saigon.
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and the Carolina Gay Association (CGA).
Some programs, however, did receive
budget appropriations which were higher
than last year.
The greatest increase was granted to the
Resident Unit Grant Loan Fund(RUGLF).
RUGLF, according to Mike O'Neal, student
body treasurer designate and presidential
ady istifefe arftfnd, which provides money to
fraternities, sororities and residence halls for
' house improvements such as televisions and
In last year's budget RUGLF was granted
$4,882. This year the fund was increased by
approximately $4,500 to $9,450.
Academic Action also received a budget
increase. The committee received a $9,300
appropriation compared to $800 last year.
Lisa Bradley, chairperson of the Academic
Affairs Committee explained that this year's
increase came because the Carolina Course'
Evaluation was consolidated with the
hours laying out hoses and pumping water
into the pool. A fire truck, water tank and
the tire chief calling out instructions on a
loudspeaker provided the excitement.
"I really got upset when I saw the fire,
truckiand then found out they were f illing up
the pool." one resident, who wished to
remain anonymous, said. "I think Carrboro
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Academic Action budget.
"The CGC felt the RUGLF and Academic
Action programs merited increases because
both groups provide concrete benefits for the
student body," O'Neal said.
Student Government's executive branch
received an increase of approximately $ 1 ,800
oyer last year. This year's executive branch
appropriation is $27,550.; Last year the
executive branch was granted $24,394, and
received an additional $1,400 later in the
O'Neal explained that the executive's
increase does not represent more spending
power for the executive.
"The extra money is not really the
executive's," O'Neal said. "The additional
appropriation is included to cover the cost of
operating supplies for the election board and
several other groups."
O'Neal also said the executive branch will
now assume the cost of photocopying for all
tax-payers should know about this."
A tenant said she thought that the firemen
were filling the pool because Carrboro
Mayor Robert Wells is the land-lord at
Fire Chief Robert Swiger said. "It is
unusual for the men to fill swimming pools,
but it was part of our Monday night training
program for the men."
"Berkshire Manor paid for the water so
there was no cost to the taxpayer. Filling the
pool gave mean opportunity to test new men
and also check out the hoses."
Swiger said the hoses were last tested three
months ago. and that the procedure is
routine with the department.
"We will fill the pool for any apartment
complex that has a fire hydrant and will pay
for the water." he said.
Another tenant said. "Mayor Wells is a
good landlord. Repairs are made quickly
and there is no hassle. This year he's even
opened the pool a week early."
One of the volunteer firemen said. " That
pool looks like Morgan Creek now. You just
have to wait for the water to settle. It'll be
real nice by tomorrow."
by Dirk Wilmoth
Nearly a year before its planned presentation, the 1976
Carolina Symposium. "America's Future: Beyond the
Bicentennial," is already being planned by symposium co
chairpersons Don Baer and Robert Pharr.
Baer and Pharr are now organizing the staff to plan the
publicity, finances and agenda for the two-and-a-half week
event next Spring.
The symposium will deal with long-range possibilities for
the country's future in science and technology, social needs,
the environment, government and politics, arts and
socialization of man.
A written description of the topic states, "The object of this
proposed tolMoe hike
by George Bacso
Attracted by an offer of free Cokes and an
opportunity to hear several speakers talk
about a subject close to their hearts and
pocketbooks. an estimated 450 students
gathered in the Pit Tuesday afternoon to
protest proposed tuition increases.
Similar rallies sponsored by the N. C.
Association of Student Governments, are
being ' held this week on many other
campuses of the Consolidated University of
Speaking at the rally were State Sen.
Charles Vickery, Chapel Hill Alderman and
UNC law student Gary Cohen, Chapel Hill
Mayor Howard N. Lee, Graduate and
Professional Students "Federation
Chairperson Gwen Waddell, Student Aid
Director William Geer and Black Student
Movement Chairperson Lester Diggs.
The proposed tuition hikes $200 per
year for in-state students and $300 for out-of-state
students are currently being
considered by the N.C. Senate
student government related groups.'
BSM orginally requested $41,886, and
later reduced that figure to $17,849. The
Finance Committee recommended the
group receive $9,63 1 , a drop from last year's
BSM budget of $12,000.
The AWS requested $12,173 and was
allocated $5,000. The previous AWS budget
was $7,639. The CGA requested $4,465, and
was allocated $675. It received $825 this past
year. " ' '"
"Unless we can get more money from
CGC, I'm going to ask that student fees from
black students go directly to the BSM,"
Diggs said. "With only $9,600 the BSM will
be as inefficient as possible."
Diggs also said the BSM's original request
of $42,000 was not a padded figure. It
represented what the BSM felt was needed to
increase its activities for a black population
which will expand next year, he said.
"It aggravates me that they cut our budget
without our being present," he said. "When:
BSM representatives were present at Sunday
night's budget meeting, they had agreed to
give us $15,571.
"But after we left, and after Sherri Parks,
the black representative on the Finance
Committee, had also left, they cut the budget
to $9,6000," he said. "We can operate
effectively with no less than $15,000."
Steve Griffin, CGA chairperson, said
because there are over 2,000 gays on campus,
and because CGA serves the entire university
through educational programs, it is not
really a special interest group.
"We requested $4,400 because that's what
we need," he said. "We expected a cut but not
nearly that much."
CGA speaker board chairman Mark Horn
said, "I'm curious to see how much the
Sailing Club got. They're the most restrictive
group of all because you can only fit 15
people on a boat."
Both Griffin and Horn said they were
unsure if the CGA would take action at
Tuesday's CGC meeting.
Cricket Ussery, AWS chairperson, said
the Finance Committee's recommendation
to cut the AWS budget will basically hurt its
campus events. "The cut will put a damper
on our plans to bring prominent speakers to
campus next year," she said.
Ussery said although she expected a cut in
AWS budget request, she felt AWS would at
least receive the amount they received this
Like Diggs. she said she would attend
Tuesday's CGC meeting to protest the cut.
symposium will be to make available to students, the
general observer, the policy maker and the policy adviser
the possibilities for the future of the country . . . that certain
representative thoughts from many researchers and
dreamers who have recently speculated about the future
directions of American life and institutions."
Pharr, a junior history major from Hickory, said, "The
symposium will evaluate where we are today."
Baer, a junior political science major from Fayetteville,
added, "We need to know what the necessities are for the
The projected budget for the symposium is between
$35,000 and $38,000, they said. $10,000 of this will come
from the Student Government. The remainder will be funded
by the administration, faculty and foundations.
After researching for the Symposium this summer, Baer
appropriations subcommittee on higher
Speakers repeatedly urged students to
write their legislators expressing their
personal feelings about the proposed
increases. Student Government provided
stationery and addresses for writing the
"I think the rally went very well." Student
Body President Bill Bates said afterwards. ;
"Of course, there could have been more
people there, but since this is the last week of
classes, the turn-out was actually, pretty
good." , " ;
Bates said his office received over 500
letters which he will take to legislators in
Raleigh today, where he will testify before
the Senate subcommittee with other student
body presidents from other Consolidated
Keynote speaker Vickery said one of the
state's primary goals is to provide everyone
with quality education, regardless of their "
ability to pay for it.
"You should be able to get all the
education you can stand and all you want, in
as far as practical purposes are concerned,"
"There has, been no mandate from the
people and there is no absolute need to
increase tuition.. .and if this is done, 1 am
afraid that we are going to see a very
different caliber of people here," he said.
Lee said, "If we look at the highway
budget, it seems the legislature has put a
greater emphasis on building highways than
on educating people."
President Ford's WIN (Whip Inflation
Now) program has been answered by the
people's own form of WIN "We's In
Need" and many of the students attending
O'Neal fails, ie toM
by Art Eisenstadt
The Campus Governing Council (CGC)
rejected the nomination of Mike O'Neal as
student body treasurer Tuesday night.
O'Neal's nomination did not receive the
necessary two-thirds approval from the
council, failing by a vote of 12-5. with two
abstentions. Fourteen votes were required to
approve the nomination.
. The council originally voted not to
approve O'Neal, 10-6. with three
abstentions, but a second vote was called by
Student Body President Bill Bates, also a
However, at press time there was still a
possibility that the vote could be
reconsidered on a parliamentary objection.
The debate over O'Neal's qualifications as
treasurer was preceeded by a brief
parliamentary fight over how many votes he
would need to be confirmed.
According to the Student Government
Constitution, the treasurer's appointment
must be approved by "two-thirds of the
members of the Campus Governing
Council." Besse ruled that the clause meant
two-thirds of the current membership of
CGC. or 14 votes of 20.
Bates said the clause should be interpreted
as saying two-thirds of those present and
Alter relinquishing control of the council
to Speaker Pro lem Laura Dickerson.
Speaker Dan Besse led the opposition to
O'Neal, a graduate journalism student from
"Mike has not taken any accounting
courses." Besse said. "1 have spoken with a
former treasurer of the student body ( l im
Dugan) who felt it was imperative that the
treasurer have this skill."
Besse later yielded the floor to Dugan.
who said he believes accounting experience
is necessary, but added he thinks O'Neal,
with help, would have been able to handle
the rally will be in need if the increases come
through, Lee said.
Geer, however, said the legislators of
North Carolina have been good to education
and said students should begin their letters
by thanking their representatives for the help
. previously given them.
' Geer said the Student Aid office will have
a great deal of difficulty in meeting student
needs even without the tuition hikes because
of increasing, living costs and decreasing
parental contributions to students
"We should open educational
opportunities here by moving tuition down
rather than up," Geer said.
Cohen asked why the legislature has
singled out students to bear the brunt of the
financial burden resulting from next year's
"The increase will hurt Chapel Hill, but it
will destroy the programs at other
campuses.. .Let everyone share in the
sacrifices," Cohen said.
Waddell said the hikes would especially
hurt graduate students and minorities.
"This will hurt undergraduate students
because the quality of their graduate
assistants and TA's (teaching assistants)
would decrease," she said.
Diggs also said minorities would suffer
more than the average students.
"We are now facing a greater realization of
the University becoming a melting pot, if you
will, of all cultures...but these increases will
hinder this growth," he said.
"The job market in Chapel Hill would also
become more competitive... Because of all
these reasons, we should really take this as a
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O'Neal's past work as president and
treasurer of both the Residence Hall
Association (RHA) and the Campus
Program Council might tend to bias him as
treasurer. Besse said. "He has been
extensively involved in politics here in the
Tal Lassiter was one of several CGC
members who spoke in favor of O'Neal. "I
don't think you can argue that Mike doesn't
have the experience." he said, referring to
O'Neal's work as treasurer of RHA. the
Campus Program Council and Avery
"Anybody who does something is going to
be involved in some controversy." he
continued. "We arc far better off with a
political treasurer than with a political
finance chairman or a political speaker."
However." Lassiter voted against O'Neal's
appointment on the first ballot. He switched
his vote to ves in the second count.
and Pharr will make a more concentrated planning effort in
They said although the speakers will not be scheduled until
the fall semciter, the would like to have student assistance
Interested people can work in any one of several areas in
the symposium, including publicity, finances and
programming, the co-chairpersons said.
"It can really appeal to just about any sort of student,"
He said they are interested in setting up several spring
courses related to the symposium for participants wishing to
receive credit for their work.
A meeting for all interested students will be held at 3 p.m.
Thursday in the Frank Porter Graham Lounge of the Union.