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Vol. 83, No. 38
by Art Eisenstadt
The Faculty Council voted Friday to
establish an ad hoc committee to study the
University's grading system.
The special committee will include four
administrators, seven faculty members and
The student members will not have votes
on the committee, however.
George V. Taylor, chairperson of the
faculty, introduced the motion on behalf of
the Agenda Committee establishing the
grades committee. Last month, the council
tabled two motions suggesting changes in the
grading system due to lack of time for
by Chris Fuller
Randall Thomas, chairperson of the
Campus Committee to Ban Classroom
Smoking, sent a letter today to Chancellor
N. Ferebee Taylor accusing him of ignoring
the student voice by allowing faculty
members to decide whether to ban classroom
In his letter, Thomas urged Taylor to
reevaluate his "present position of throwing
the student's health, well-being and comfort
up for grabs before every individual faculty
member and sign into University policy a
comprehensive, unconditional ban on
smoking in the UNC classrooms."
Thomas' letter came in reaction to a
memorandum Taylor sent to all University
deans, directors and chairpersons.
Taylor wrote in the memo that faculty
members should determine how their classes
are to be conducted and "that faculty
members individually or through such
collective measures as they deem
by Richard Whittle
Charges of discrimination and a possible
boycott against He's Not Here, a local bar,
will be discussed Monday night at a Carolina
Gay Association (CGC) meeting.
According to a CGA member, the charges
stem from an incident in which a He's Not
Here bartender asked two males not to dance
with each other in the bar. The member said
the incident occurred approximately two
The two, botany major Tom Carr and an
unidentified companion, protested,
contending that if heterosexual couples have
the right to dance, homosexual should not
be denied the same right, non-student CGA
member Mark Horn said.
He's Not Here manager Tim Ferguson
said the bartender, whom he refused to
identify, told the two that thejukebox would
be turned off if they insisted on dancing
Ferguson said he supports the bartender's
action and that it is his policy that gay
couples are not allowed to dance in the bar.
"Whenever some activity makes other
customers in here uncomfortable, whether
it's overt homosexuality, overt
heterosexuality or pulling a knife, they're
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Ray Stanford charges up the sideline for
UNC's 21-20 loss to N.C. State.
Among other proposals, the committee
will consider a plan issued from a committee
chaired by Morrow which would have
increased the values of each letter grade to
help fight a perceived grade inflation.
"It seemed to (the Agenda Committee)
that this is a subject with great ramifications
and of importance to the entire University
community," Taylor said. "It needs to be
reconsidered, and the reconsideration is long
The committee will study possible changes
in the undergraduate and, if desired, the
graduate grading systems. In addition to
considering the two proposals introduced at
smoking stand criticized
appropriate should decide the question of
whether.. .smoking is to be permitted or
prohibited in their classes."
"At the same time, our traditions would
indicate that, in reaching judgements on
matters of this kind, faculty members should
give due consideration to the opinions of the
students involved," he added.
Thomas said Taylor passed the buck by
referring the smoking ban to the Faculty
Accusing Taylor of ignoring the student
voice, Thomas said 80 percent of the voting
students requested Taylor to enact an
unconditional classroom smoking ban.
"Any action short of this is to blatantly
ignore the voice of the Carolina students," he
In last week's campus elections, students
approved an advisory referendum to ban
classroom smoking 2,801 to 734, or 79.2 per
cent to 20.8 per cent.
In an interview Sunday, Thomas said that
if the chancellor maintains his position to let
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going to be asked to leave," Ferguson said.
Although Carr has reportedly contacted a
lawyer, CGA Chairperson Don Chauncey
said he thinks a lawsuite against He's Not
Here is unlikely. " I'm not sure what a student
group can do," he said.
Another CGA member said the group has
no funds to back a potential suit and said he
was unsure if there is any legal basis for such
Ferguson has been invited to the CGA's
Monday meeting, to be held 7:30 p.m. in the
Craige Hall Green Room, so the group can
ask him questions about the incident.
Chauncey said he expects members also to
ask about other incidents in which gay
persons have allegedly been harassed as the
Chauncey named no specific evidence of
gay harassment by the bar's management.
But he said groups of single males presumed
to be gay have been asked for all sorts of
identification before being allowed in the
Denying discriminating against gay
customers, Ferguson said, "There are a
bunch of people who come here that I know
are homosexual. They're nice guys, and they
just sit there and enjoy the atmosphere.
"Our policy is not against any group in
particular; all it is against is overt activity
which makes our customers
Staff photo by Chariot Hardy
14 yards after receiving a Paschail pass In,
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Monday, October 20, 1975
the September council meeting, it will solicit
views of faculty and students and compare
grading systems of other universities.
Originally, the committee as proposed did
not include student members.
Student Body President Bill Bates urged
the council to establish the committee and
then said, "My only suggestion would be to
add three students. I realize that this is by
nature a Faculty Council matter, but this
affects the entire University community."
Council member William Pollitzer, an
anatomy professor, then proposed adding
three student voting members to be
appointed by Bates after consultation with
the faculty decide the issue he will ask a
faculty representative from the School of
Public Health to propose a resolution to the
The resolution would call for the faculty to
impose a comprehensive and unconditional
smoking ban thus reaffirming student views.
In addition, the resolution would call for
the chancellor to sign into university policy a
ban on smoking in UNC classrooms.
The resolution would also ask the faculty
and chancellor to make sure the ban was
Thomas said the committee to ban
classroom smoking has used established
avenues for positive change, as Taylor had
suggested at a meeting with him last spring.
In his letter Thomas asked Taylor, "If this
established approach doesn't prove effective,
what are we as students to do demonstrate
If Taylor does not honor the students'
request, Thomas said, "He (Taylor) is, in
essence, forcing us to leave the system."
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uncomfortable," Ferguson added.
He said he has not decided whether he will
attend the CGA meeting. "If these guys want
to get steamed about it that's their business.
"We don't let anybody just come in and
take over the place," Ferguson said. "And I
told them, You have to conform to the social
norms if you come here.' "
Heterosexual couples have also been
asked to stop dancing, Ferguson said. "Once
a guy and a girl were dancing so that it wasn't
just the Bump, it was the Bump and a grind."
The two were told they would have to stop
dancing or leave, said Ferguson.
Homecoming candidate: male?
UNC's Homecoming tradition might be
jostled a bit this year because, for the first
time, a male could be joining the women at
Delmar Williams, UNC senior and former
James dormitory president, announced
Sunday night that he may become a
Homecoming Queen candidate. But his
decision was not final by press time Sunday
Williams said the final decision would
come after a meeting with Carolina Athletic
Association Chairperson Rob Friedman.
by Susan Shackelford
RALEIGH The leaves along the
highway are turning colors. Fans and fair
goers caught in a maze of traffic had time to
gaze at the changing colors of the crisp
October afternoon. Over 50.000 attended the
UNC-N.C. State football game, and over
100,000 went to the State Fair here
Saturday. The events were within 100 yards
of each other.
The game's color began blue Carolina
blue like the clear sky overhead and shifted
to a bright red, indicative of N . C . State and
the majority at Carter Stadium with red
banners, red buttons and red outfits. Some
say the red-dressed got a redress for
last year's 33-14 loss in Chapel Hill.
It was a 21-20 State victory that boiled
down to a missed two-point conversion
attempt by Carolina with 12 seconds lett in
the game. UNC quarterback Bill Paschail
wanted to pass to fullback Brian Smith, but
could not find him because State defenders
had pulled Smith down, according to UNC
Head Coach Bill Dooley in his post-game
Such an action would constitute pass
"I'm honestly not sure the motion was all
that important since the committee was
going to consult with students anyway,"
Pollitzer said after the meeting. But he said
that after hearing Bates speak, the proposal
should have at least been moved.
Chairperson Taylor spoke out against the
motion, saying, "This faculty will relinquish
only with some disadvantage the right to
determine the educational policies of this
institution. It would be desirable to have
students present, but don't give them the
right to vote."
Bates argued, "I realize that this might be
an unprecedented move. 1 don't think the
University has gone to pot because the
student body president has a vote on the
Board of Trustees. I think student input and
student participation could only add to this
The proposed addition of three voting
student members was voted down by a 4-1
Pharmacology professor Philip F. Hirsch
then introduced a substitute amendment to
add three non-voting student members
appointed by the chancellor (after
consultation with Bates) to the committee.
The council easily accepted this proposal
and then voted to establish the committee.
After the meeting, Bates said he was not
disappointed that the student members were
not given votes. "I think they should have
had votes, but I'm satisfied we got as much as
we did," he said. "At least we'll have an
organized channel into the committee."
Bates said he will probably recommend
students for the committee to Chancellor N.
Ferebee Taylor by Wednesday.
Chairperson Taylor said after the meeting,
"I desired to leave up to the council the
question of what kind of student
representation we should have. 1 felt faculty
should vote with lots of student input."
The committee will also include Provost J .
Charles Morrow; James R. Gaskin, dean of
the College of Arts and Sciences; Registrar
Lillian Y. Lehman; Faculty Chairperson
Taylor, and seven faculty members to be
jointly chosen by Chairperson Taylor and
In addition to the Morrow Committee
proposal, History professor James R. Leutze
has introduced a proposal to allow plu3 and
minus grades to be given, with a grade-point
rating to be given to each possible grade.
Bates and Lisa Bradley, chairperson of the
Student Academic Affairs Committee, said
they will recommend a proposal allowing
plus, but not minus, grades in each letter
The grades committee was instructed to
hold at least one general public meeting, and
is expected to issue a report to the council by
"I'll be running because it is my last year,"
Williams said. "I'm a senior, a lot of people
are encouraging me to run, and it's
something I have wanted to do for a long
time." He said Title IX stipulations would
permit his candidacy.
Title IX is the federal statute prohibiting
sex-based discrimination in federally funded
Williams' campaign manager, Keith
(Bozo) Edwards, said he believes Williams
has a chance to win fi he decides to run.
"If students are not interested in a
Heels see too much red in Raleigh;
final Carolina conversion try fails
interference on State which would have
moved the ball halfway to the goal line and
given UNC another try at the two-point play.
"The official was on top of the play and
didn't call it," Dooley said.
"That was a bitter defeat, a tough defeat.
And by no means am I a sore loser, but that's
a tough way to lose," said Dooley, whose
squad is now 2-4 overall and 1-2 in the
Atlantic Coast Conference.
UNC, which lost narrowly to Notre Dame
last week, led State until 3:43 remained.
State Quarterback Johnny Evans handed off
to freshman running back Ted Brown, who
raced 27 yards up the middle for the
touchdown, putting State ahead 19-14.
Evans then lofted a long, cross-field spiral
to Don Buckey in the end zone for a two
point conversion. That two-pointer proved
the deciding factor of State, which had to
fend off the similar play only VA minutes
later on the other end of the field, where fans
on Carter's steep gras bank saw Paschail lose
his footing short of scoring the game
Carolina clearly dominated the first half
but managed only 14 points in its 2 1 minutes
of possession time. State had the ball the
remaining nine minutes, but got seven
Clowns even run the money-making booths at the State Fair In Raleigh, which over
100,000 people attended daily this weekend.
Lottery may be used
in housing sign-ups
by Bob King
A new dormitory room sign-up
procedure, most likely using a lottery, will be
established this spring when present
University residents reserve next fall's
spaces, Residence Hall Association (RHA)
Co-president Jay Levin said Sunday.
The new system was devised by the
Department of University Housing after the
failure of the method used last spring when
students had to wait up to 72 hours to reserve
a desired dorm room space.
Under the new plan, students would turn
in their room contract applications with a
deposit of $50 or more by mid-January.
Students would then receive a lottery
number, with those desiring to be
roommates being assigned the same number.
A drawing would be held a month or so
later and all dorm room spaces would be
filled. Students would have approximately
10 days to decide whether they would accept
the room and contract. The $50 deposit
would be forfeited upon contract
Another drawing would be held later to
place students on a waiting list from which
remaining spaces would be allocated.
traditional H omecoming ceremony he might
win," Edwards said.
Williams emphasized that even if he
decides to run, he might not be elected.
"Some people are assuming that my
candidacy will assure my victory," he said,
"but there is certainly no assurance that I will
"This type of thing has been done at other
schools so it's not a big deal. I'll still allow the
girl with the most votes to be crowned with
me if I win."
Carolina's first score came on a sustained
50-yard push, led by Mike Voight, who
finished the day w ith 1 55 yards rushing on 37
carries. State's initial score was set up by a
31 -yard punt return to North Carolina
territory by defensive back Ralph Stringer.
State tied the game 7-7 when Evans ran from
seven yards out nine plays later.
On the following Carolina running series,
Paschail fumbled on third down and seven at
the State 12-yard line, but in less than 9
munutes State's Timmy Johnson fumbled it
back, and Carolina drove in from the State
41 for 14-7. State got to Carolina's 22 before
resorting to an unsuccessful field goal
attempt by Evans with 0:06 left in the half.
The visiting blues controlled the first half,
outrushing (171-100 yards), outpa'ssing (38
17 yards) and getting more first downs (14
6). In the second half, the red struck
decisively on its first possession with an 80
yard drive, marked by three third down plays
that popped the UNC defensive secondary,
which was without safety Ronny Johnson
and cornerback John Daw.
On the third down. State quarterback
Weather: clear and cool
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Staff photo by Martha Strrtns
Levin said the new system is being
implemented because students, parents,
administrators and legislators pressured the
Housing Department after last year's sign
up. Another reason for the new system is that
10 per cent of all those who reserve spaces
traditionally cancel their contracts, and the
housing department incurs a cost of S3 per
year per student contract. Levin said.
The saving which will come as fewer
students cancel their contracts will cause a
slight reduction in planned room rents, he
said. - ......
"That part of the system is based on the
philosophy that people who generate this
increased cost should run some risk," Levin
Any policy must be finalized before Nov.
1 , the date of publication of "Room to Live"
brochures which contain the housing
Room sign-up will be held early this year
to allow those who are closed out of their
rooms to have enough time to search for
Levin said he sees a couple of areas of
difficulty with the new plan. Students will
have much less personal control over their
return, and some students who have
improved their rooms may not be able to
return, he said.
He also said RHA is trying to gauge
student opinion on the issue. "We're working
now to hear w hether students want to return
to the old system or want to modify this new
one in any way." he said.
Levin said students should speak to their
RHA -epresentatives, residence assistants,
or dor n officers if they are dissatisfied with
the proposed sign-up system.
Last spring, some women in Whitehead
waited in line to reserve spaces for three
days, including one of classes. One
Whitehead resident received a broken arm in
the scramble for position at the start of the
Most North Campus residents waited
overnight to reserve a place.
Dave Buckey hit his brother Don on passes
of 1 8 and 1 6 yards and threw an 1 8-yarder to
frosh Rickey Adams. The extra point kick
failed but State was within a point. 14-13.
Voight's fumble at the State 35 was picked
up by State's Higgins, whose offensive
teammate Ted Brown turned it back over
eight plays later at the Carolina 23, UNCend
Bill Perdue made the key hit and defensive
Dack Russ Conley fell on the ball.
Carolina's drive became stagnant with
penalties, and on fourth and 31 Elam
punted. Buckey, on State's first play, had a
pass picked off by Conely, but once again
Carolina failed to capitalize on the turnover,
getting only four yards in four plays from the
State 27. A Tom Biddle field goal attempt
went wide right.
State's next possession was in the six
minutes and 5 1 seconds that erased the blue
coloration of the score. The Wolf pack easing
out front 21-4.
After the game, fans streamed away from
Carter Stadium, again clogging the roads
and highways. They saw the turning leaves.
Just as with a football game, new colors
often take over, especially with a change of