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Vol. 83, Mo. 34
Serving the students and the University Community since 1893
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Tuesday, October 14, 1975
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Stall photo by Alic Boyl
What happened to everyone who was supposed to be here for High Noon? A lone student sits on the usually crowded wall
Representation the key issue
Three oppose Besse in recall
by Nancy Mattox
Three Morehead Confederation residents
have filed to oppose Campus Governing
Council District VIII representative Dan
Besse in Wednesday's recall election, and all
agree the major issue in this election is the
meaning of representation.
The four candidates are incumbent Besse,
Bill Long of Stacy, Janet Morgan of Cobb
and Steve Shugart of Graham.
The example most frequently "cited in
discussion of representation was Besse's
support of Student Government funding for
the Carolina Gay Association (CGA) last
According to Guillermo Penalosa, a Stacy
resident w ho has emerged as one of Besse's
major opponents, 95 per cent of the district
opposed the CGA appropriation.
Besse has maintained throughout the
campaign that he feels representatives must
act "in good conscience, which does not
always mean taking the mostN popular
positions." At a Cobb dorm meeting
Wednesday night, he said he believes
representatives have two options to vote
the opinions of the district or go strictly by
one's own analysis. Neither, he said, is
But Besse's opponents have contrasting
Shugart said Wednesday that, if elected,
he would "vote the way the members of the
district would want me to vote" on major
issues, using his own judgment on minor
M organ said that prior to the election, she
felt she was uninformed of issues, which was
"partly my fault and partly my
representative's fault." She added, "If I know
that 60 per cent of you (the residents) want
something, -that's what I'll go on." Morgan
said she would also follow the majority
opinion of her district.
Long, who was the first to announce for
the race, originally said that, if constituent
opinion differed greatly from his own on an
issue, he would consider abstention.
But at Cobb, he said he had reconsidered
and now believes abstention to be
All candidates said that in order to gauge
district opinion on issues, they would
appoint representatives in every dorm to
serve as liaisons between the representative
and the constituents.
Besse said that he had tried using dorm
representatives earlier and that it had failed.
But due to increased interest, he said he
would try again.
Morgan and Long both said that, if
elected, they would investigate possibilities
for -increasing . Lower Quad - security, and
improving the dorm enhancement fund
by Laura Seism
A new system of preregistration based
on the last four digits of each student's
identification number will go into effect
this semester, Ben Perry, assistant
director of the records and registration
office, said Monday.
The student whose student
identification number ends with 5445
will have his preregistration form
processed first, Perry said. Number
5446 will be the second form processed
and so on through 9999; numbers 0000
through 5444 will be processed last. The
number 5445 was selected in a random
drawing in a Religion 45 class.
The preregistration forms will be
arranged in numerical order within each
class, Perry said. Graduating seniors
will have priority, then other seniors,
juniors, sophomores and freshmen, he
The last four digits of student ID
numbers are also random numbers,
Perry said. If two students in the same
class have the same last four digits, the
first preregistration form turned in to
the Registration Office will be processed
first, he said. Maybe a half dozen
students will fall into this category, Rex
Warner, records and registration
associate director, said.
Use of the random number system
will mean juniors and seniors will no
longer have to wait in line for a number
based on their position in line.
Freshmen and sophomores have been
using a computer-assigned random
number system for several years.
Raymond Strong, records and
registration director, discussed the
Chapel Hill dealers offer differing opinions
by Vernon Mays
With the recent introduction of most 1976
model cars, Chapel Hill car dealers have
differing opinions on projected car sales for
the coming year.
Of four local dealers contacted, two
expect great increases in next year's car sales,
and two anticipate only a slight increase.
Don McLawhon, general sales manager at
Harriss-Conners Chevrolet, Inc., was the
most optimistic. "We're selling them as fast
as we can get them," McLawhon said.
Predicting his sales to be 20 to 25 per cent
better than last year, he said, "We've done a
super job with our new cars."
McLawhon attributed this anticipated
increase in sales to the Chevette, a new
economy model released this fall. "The new
Chevette should flood the American
market," he said.
Although Chevrolet prices have risen an
average of 4 per cent, McLawhon said the
easing of the energy crisis will induce people
to buy more cars.
Gene Johnson of Triangle Volkswagen
said he also looks forward to a good year.
Although the '76 Volkswagens will not be
sold for a couple of weeks yet, Johnson said
he foresees an increase in sales partly due to
innovations introduced in 1975.
The newest innovation Johnson
mentioned is the transverse engine that is
now standard in all Volkswagen models
The transverse engine rests parallel to the
axle, providing better stability and allowing
more room inside the car, he said.
"We really expect a strong year because
the domestic cars don't have anything to
compete with us," Johnson said.
He added that most automobile
manufacturers are planning to convert to the
transverse engine by 1979 but that for now,
"Volkswagen has what all the others want
O'Neal ruling ready Wednesday
The Student Supreme Court was
reportedly prepared to make its decision
Monday night on whether Student Body
President Bill Bates had the authority to fire
former Student Body Treasurer Mike
But Associate Justice Don Hughston said
the decision would not be released until 2
Hughston said the four justices hearing
the case last Thursday had discussed it over
the weekend, and have made their individual
decisions on the case.
He said they were to meet Monday night
to begin writing the formal decision.
Although the court often issues a brief
statement immediately after deciding a case
following it with longer opinions later,
H ughston said that would not be done in this
"We felt that it was better just to avoid
making a short statement," Hughston said.
"This is such a complex case. We're not only
dealing with law, we're dealing with
Hughston also said the lengthy
deliberations on the case did not necessarily
mean the court would issue a dissenting
In a related development, Bates said he
would hold a press conference Wednesday
concerning the decision regardless of its
outcome. The conference was originally
scheduled for 1:30 p.m., but Bates later said
the time would be reset after learning that the
court's decision was not scheduled to be
issued until 2 p.m.
and are going to get in time."
Johnson also said he expects better sales
because Volkswagen factories have been
able to increase the supply, having finished
their conversion to produce the transverse
engine. Last year's production was slowed
while the factories were being converted.
The price of Volkswagens has increased by
approximately 7 per cent. But Johnson said
the large increase is due to many extras being
made standard equipment on 1976 models.
At Yates Motor Company (Chrysler
Plymouth), sales manager Buck Copeland
was less hopeful for the 1976 sales. "We're
headed in the right direction but we don't
expect any rush."
Copeland said he anticipates no great
increase in car sales because "new cars are
not quite as important as they were." Used
cars are just as acceptable now, he said.
Stagnated sales are a result not only of a 4
per cent increase in Chrysler-Plymouth
prices but also to the recessed economy.
"People just do not have the money" to buy
new cars, he said.
Pat Pope, dealer at Colonial Motors
(Buick-Opel), said recent sales have been
low, and he does not expect any increase
Pope also said he does not anticipate cash
rebates this year, even though prices on the
whole have risen another 4 to 5 per cent on
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policy. "Knowing that we would run
into criticism either way, we decided to
go with a random number system," he
"We want to encourage students to
take full advantage of their priority
numbers by turning in their green
(preregistration) forms during the first
week of preregistration," Perry said.
Late preregistration forms will be
processed in according to the
identification numbers when possible,
Preregistration for juniors, seniors
and graduate students begins Nov. 3.
General College adviser appointments
will be held from Nov. 1 7 through Dec. 2
for freshmen and from Nov. 3-14 for
possibility of a random number
preregistration system with several
students, including Student Body
President Bill Bates, last spring. Perry
Reaction to the proposal was
favorable at that time. Deans of the
various schools also favored the random
Perry said most students who object
to the system doubt that the beginning
was selected at random, and they feel
they should be allowed to compete for
low numbers by camping out on the
steps of Hanes Hall.
But "students come earlier and earlier
every year (to wait in line) and it just gets
worse and worse," Perry said of the old
Staff photo by Chart Hardy'
It may be a city game, but basketball flourishes In Tar Heel country. With Junior
varsity tryouts starting Wednesday, two roundball afficionados sharpen their skills in
a pick-up game at Craige dorm.
UNC enters competition
for humanities grant
by Laura Seism
A four-member faculty committee is
developing plans for a national humanities
institute here to establish new undergraduate
humanities courses, committee member Dr.
Jerry L. Mills said Sunday.
The UNC institute's establishment hinges
on the National Endowment for the
Humanities' (NEH) approval of the
planning committee's proposal. Mills, a
by Vernon Loeb
The student body will vote on four referenda, and
dormitory residents will vote on a fifth in the Student
Government fall election Wednesday. Three vacant
Campus Governing Council seats will also be filled.
An advisory referendum on a classroom smoking
ban will probably bring large numbers of students to
the polls if last spring's School of Public Health
smoking ban referendum is any indication of popular
sentiment concerning the issue.
Because of the overwhelming approval of the public
health smoking ban last spring, CGC felt a campus
wide ban was in order.
The smoking ban referendum is only an advisory
act. "If approved, the returns will be brought to the
attention of, the Faculty Council, chancellor and
Board of Trustees," CGC Rules and Judiciary
Committee Chairperson Ben Steelman said Tuesday.
"The Chancellor, through his advisory committee, will
make the final decision on the ban."
Steelman also said that if the referendum is
approved by a large majority, CGC would probably
pass a resolution urging Chancellor N. Ferebee Taylor
to ban smoking in classrooms.
The possibility of electing co-CGC representatives
from the same district may also be banned
A referendum prohibiting co-officers in both the
legislative and executive branches of Student
Government was authorized by CGC because the
council was concerned about the feasibility of co
officers, Steelman said.
"Hinton James dormitory has been left essentially
without a voice in CGC because that dormitory's co
representatives, George Bacso and Brad Lamb, have
abstained on a large number of major issues," he said.
Last spring, after the Student Supreme Court
refused to rule on the constitutionality of co-office
holders, Bacso and Lamb agreed to abstain from
voting on issues when their opinions on any bill
CGC was also concerned about the possibility of co
student body presidents paralyzing the executive
branch, Steelman said.
Independent organizations, such as the Daily Tar
Heel, which had co-editors last year, and the
Residence Hall Association, which has co-presidents
now, would not be affected by the referendum.
A referendum to add the words "constitutions" and
"charters" to a Student Government Constitution
provision allowing CGC to review student funded,
organizations' bylaws will also be voted on
If the change is approved, Article I, Section 14 of the
constitution will read: "The constitutions, charters,
and bylaws of all organizations receiving funds from
the Campus Governing Council shall be subject to
review and approval by the Campus Governing
Council each year."
The proposed constitutional amendment was
drawn up, Steelman said, because many organizations
have constitutions and charters instead f bylaws.
"Essentially this is a technical change, he added.
CGCs power to approve the student body
president's executive branch appointees may also be
changed Wednesday by a referendum to make the
student body secretary subject to CGC majority
approval and the student body treasurer subject to
approval of two-thirds of the CGC members present at
a regular CGC meeting. .
Steelman said CGC believes majority approval,
rather than two-thirds is sufficient for the secretary.
Once a powerful political figure, the secretary now
predominantly concerned with clerical matters
P The proposal to change CGCs approval of the
student body treasurer from two-thirds of the CGC
members to two-thirds of the CGC memben prtsnt
at a regular meeting actually strengthens CGCs.
approval power, Steelman said.
Previously, the treasurer needed two-thirds
approval of all CGC members not including
abstentions. "Under the old system," Steelman
pointed out, "a two to one vote could have approved
the treasurer if all other CGC members abstained."
If the referendum is approved, the treasurer will
need two-thirds of the CGC members present at a
meeting to actually approve his appointment.
All dormitory residents will also vote on an advisory
referendum to increase dorm social fees $1 per person
The social fees increase was proposed because of
inflation, Steelman said. While costs have increased,
the dorm social fees have remained at $5 per semester,
If the referendum is approved, the UNC Board of
Trustees would then have to approve a $1 increase in
dormitory room rents since social fees are deducted
A similar referendum was defeated last spring
because students did not understand the reason for
the social fee increase, Steelman said. He added that a
large negative vote from Granville Towers also helped
defeat the referendum.
Granville Towers was 'opposed to a social fee
increase, he said, because the residence college already
had an extensive social program.
UNC English professor, said UNC is in
competition with other Southern
universities for the four-year, S3 million
grant being offered by the NEH.
"1 think ours will be a good proposal, and I
am optimistic about it, but 1 could give no
firm indication of whether it will be
approved or not," Mills said.
The NEH has already given the faculty
committee a planning grant to prepare the
proposal, which is due in January 1976,
M ills said. The endowment's decision will be
announced by the end of the 1975-76
academic year, and if UNC is chosen, the
institute would be established by the fall of
The proposed theme of the UNC institute
is humanities and cultural change with
emphasis on the Renaissance, Mills said.
The main purpose of the institute is to plan
an undergraduate course to be offered in the
Senior fellows from across the United
States will be invited to give public lectures
and lead seminars at the institute. Junior
fellows will attend the seminars and work
with the senior fellows in planning
undergraduate courses. These courses will be
taught in universities throughout the
country as well as at UNC, Mills said.
"The emphasis of the program is on
curriculum and teaching, as opposed to
being solely a scholarly endeavor," Mills
said. The institute could become permanent,
but that is not part of the committee
proposal, he said.
Other NEH institutes are already
established at the University of Chicago, at
Yale University, and two more are planned,
one in the South, which UNC is competing
for, and one in the West. Themes of the
already-established institutes are American
studies, humanities and technology. Classics
professor George Kennedy, chairperson of
UNCs planning committee, is at Yale tb
week observing the Yale institute.