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Vol. 83, No: 39
Employees of the physical plant
Sent to CGC from rules
by Chris Fuller
The Campus Governing Council will vote
tonight on a bill to establish a new Student
Government office the student body
Student Body President Bill Bates said he
will probably veto the bill if it passes CGC.
The new position is a result of the recent
Supreme Court case brought by former
Student Body Treasurer Mike O'Neal
against Student Body President Bill Bates,
Ben Steelman, one of the four CGC
members introducing the bill, said Monday.
In the case, the court ruled that the student
treasurer is an executive position under the
student body president.
Steelman, along with CGC members Dick
Pope, Laura Dickerson and Tal Lassiter
introduced the bill for the CGC Rules and
The comptroller would be an executive
aide to the Finance Committee and to CGC
in financial matters and would answer to
CGC, not the student body president.
Pope said the treasurer would still handle
executive branch programs such as the
Instant Loan Fund and Resident Unit Grant
and Loan Fund. He also said the treasurer
would still disburse Student Government
The comptroller would oversee and
regulate the financial affairs of groups
funded directly by CGC, Pope said.
Homecoming crisis: man runs
by Tim Pittman
For the first time in UNC history, a male
will join the Homecoming Court during this
year's ceremonies, sparking criticism and
apprehension from athletic department
Delmar Williams, UNC senior and former
James dormitory president, confirmed
Monday morning his decision to run for
The decision came after several
conversations between Williams' campaign
manager Keith "Bozo" Edwards and
Carolina Athletic Association Chairperson
Rob Friedman. Friedman said Williams'
decision to run could have a detrimental
affect on future Homecoming ceremonies.
"Homecoming has traditionally been
something for the alumni, parents and girls
on the court to enjoy," Friedman said.
"Although Delmar is 100 per cent correct in
asserting his right to run, I'm afraid it might
make a farce of the ceremony. Then I think
CGC would have a greater tendency to vote
by Sue Cobb
Carrboro alderman candidate Robert
Drakeford has charged Carrboro
administrators with making a hasty and
politically motivated attempt to acquire a
bus system before election day.
Drakeford said the town's suddenly
revived effort to establish bus service is an
attempt to remove the bus system from
election issues. This would decrease voter
turnout among UNC students, whose main
interest is the bus system, and thereby aid the
candidates endorsed by the current
administration, Drakeford said.
The main platform of the Carrboro
Community Coalition, of which Drakeford
is a member, has been its active promotion of
a bus system for Carrboro, and, according to
Drakeford, "Everybody that has been
fighting the bus system is suddenly jumping
on the bandwagon."
As evidence, Drakeford said Chapel Hill
Alderman Gerry Cohen told him that
pause to chat while raking autumn's dead leaves in Polk Place
An important aspect ot the bill, Pope said,
is that the position of comptroller would be
apolitical. The bill establishing the office
says the comptroller cannot hold any elected
or appointed office within Student
Government or in anv organization
receiving Student Government funds.
In addition to being the chief
administrative aide to CGC, the comptroller
would act as a liaison between the student
body treasurer, the Student Activities Fund
Office director, and the Student Audit
The comptroller would also "make
monthly reports to the Finance Committee
on the financial status of all funded Student
Government organizations and the state of
the Unappropriated Balance and the
Genera! Surplus," according to the bill. -
The comptroller would have access to the
records , of all Student Government funded
organizations and would be required to
produce for CGC all available information
regarding any Student Government funded
organization or program, upon written
request of a CGC member.
Elected by a CGC majority, the
comptroller can only be removed by CGC. If
five members of CGC file a petition against
the comptroller, the Rules and Judiciary
Committee would hold a formal hearing
with the comptroller present.
The comptroller can be dismissed only if
the committee recommends it by a two
thirds vote, and CGC upholds the dismissal
He added, however, "If Delmar wins I
hope he'll wear his corsage and accept the
bouquet of flowers."
Carolina Athletic Director Homer Rice
called Williams' candidacy unfortunate. "I
think the alumni will be very disappointed,"
he said. "They will be wondering why they
have to suffer such an embarrassment.
"Traditionally, a Homecoming Queen
should be a woman. I think this is a bad form
of a joke and a case in which a person wants
to get into print." Rice warned that if the
situation develops again, steps might be
taken to "seriously consider doing away with
But UNC Director of Alumni Affairs
Clarence E. Whitefield said he does not think
Williams' candidacy or possible victory
would have a major affect on the University
"The alumni are as sophisticated as the
students here," Whitefield said. "I think they
are beyond being surprised at something like
this. It's happened before at other schools."
Whitefield said that if Williams wins,
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Chapel Hill and Carrboro officials had held
a meeting Oct. 6, at which Carrboro officials
asked Chapel Hill officials what they could
do to get a bus system rurming before
Cohen, who attended the meeting, said
officials present at the Oct. 6 meeting were
Mayor Howard N. Lee, Town Manager
Kurt Jenne and Alderman Shirley Marshall,'
from Chapel Hill, and Mayor Robert Wells,
Town Manager Jesse Greason and aldermen
George Beswick and Fred Chamblee from
Cohen said, "The Carrboro people wanted
to know how soon a bus system could be
brought in, whether we had extra buses now
and whether we could have a second meeting
the day before elections."
Chapel Hill officials replied that the town
does not have any extra buses and that they
could not be prepared for another meeting
before elections, Cohen said.
"It was clear they were interested in taking
some sort of early action," he said, adding,
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by majority vote.
In the future, the comptroller, rather than
the treasurer, would investigate treasury law
violations and supervise groups on financial
"This act shall in no way abrogate the
duties of the Student Body Treasurer as
outlined in the Student Body
Constitution . . the proposed bill reads.
Article III, Section 5 of the Student
Government constitution says, "The
Treasurer of the Student Body shall disburse
all monies appropriated by the Campus
Governing Council." All other duties of the
treasurer have been made under statutory
Both Pope and Steelman said they believe
the bill will pass tonight, but Pope said it
may have - a hard time getting through.
"Everybody will have an objection to one
section or another," he said.
If the bill is approved and if Bates vetoes it,
CGC must wait two weeks before it can
reconsider the bill. After the two weeks, a
majority vote of the CGC can override the
Bates said the bill is a thinly disguised!
response to last week's court action in
O'Neal v. Bates. "What it's trying to do is
strip the office of the treasurer of its power,"
Former Student Body Treasurer Mike
O'Neal is in favor of the bill. "Anything to
insulate finances from politics is a good
idea," he said.
verbal criticism might be expressed at the
game, or the Alumni Association might
receive letters of complaint, but he said he
does not anticipate a large negative response.
"I expect that seeing a male as a
Homecoming candidate will draw more
laughs from the alumni than anything else,"
Williams said his decision to run began
with a suggestion from a friend and has
grown into a personal obligation.
"I'm just known for doing crazy things,"
said. "This is another different type of thing.
It isn't out of character for me."
Prior to the Title IX ruling, Williams
could have been denied a chance to run. But
he said the federal statute which prohibits
sex-based discrimination in federally funded
institutions gives him the right to run for
He said he does not think his candidacy
will have a negative affect on Homecoming
in the future. "It's something I've obligated
myself to do, and I think I have a chance to
win the election," Williams said. "That's
really why I'm running."
"I'm sure politics entered into it, but I don't
think it was devious."
Regarding the Oct. 6 meeting, Carrboro
Alderman Chamblee said,. "We asked if it
was possible to design a system that would
pay its way until next J uly (when other funds
could be available)."
He added, "1 categorically deny that this
was a political move on anyone's part" and
said that Carrboro officials merely want to
make Chapel Hill officials aware of their
intentions to consider implementing a bus
system before Chapel Hill reapplies for
federal funds and negotiates with UNC for
money for their bus system.
Both Sharer and Drakeford also criticized
the failure of Carrboro's Law and Finance.
Committee, chaired by Chamblee, to?
introduce a bus referendum this fall.'
According to Sharer, this committee was
asked last February to organize a
referendum for September or October but.
has done nothing.
Sharer also said Chamblee and others',
University community since 1893
Tuesday, October 21, 1975
by Sam Fulwood
Student Body President Bill Bates
said Sunday his staff is currently
investigating alternative sites for a
proposed new central library scheduled
to be constructed on the Union parking
Bates said he is opposed to the Union
site because he thinks North Campus
has too many buildings and the Union
lot is the major parking area on North
As alternatives, Bates suggested the
Ramshead parking lot and the
Ehringhaus athletic field, both on South
Campus. He said the investigation has
not progressed very far.
Plans for the construction of a
438,000-square-foot library were
approved by the UNC Board of Trustees
at its Oct. 10 meeting. The parking lot is
situated on what was once the Emerson
Field baseball stadium.
According to a five-page summary
plan for library service expansion, the
new library will accommodate future
growth in library resources, projected to
reach 4.89 million volumes in 1995.
Completion of the building is scheduled
"The new central library building on
Emerson Field will house the central
research collection and library
administration, be circulation point for
the central collection and contain in
excess of 3,400 reader stations," the
summary plan states.
The proposed building would be
designed so that additions can be made
to - the . structure-by 1995, - when .it is
expected to have been Filled by the
The new central library would
contain approximately 1.2 million
volumes at 12 volumes per square foot.
Other plans for library service
expansion are the addition of three
floors to the Health Sciences Library
and renovations to Wilson Library.
A $3.75 million addition to Wilson
Library is currently being constructed
and will include 10 book-stack levels,
five study lounges and 750 new study
Staff photo by Howard Shaphera
Delmar Williams, candidate for
recommended that the results of a statistical
study taken last spring indicating wide
support for a bus system not be shown to the
Carrboro aldermen. (
In response to this criticism, Chamblee
said that holding a bus referendum was
impossible this fall because lack of board
support for it at last summer's budget
preparation meeting made it impossible for
the board to take action on a tax subsidy.
Drakeford also criticized plans by
Carrboro Alderman Beswick to conduct an
opinion survey among Carrboro residents to
determine interest in bus service. Drakeford
said such a survey is a waste of time and
meaningless since it is not an official board
"It is the latest event in a series of political
maneuvers," he said, adding that it is already
evident that Carrboro residents want a bus
system. . ,. . ,
Carrboro Community Coalition member.
Doug Sharer also accused Carrboro
administrators of political maneuvering,
Bates said that by placing the
proposed library in the Union lot, "it
would mean that those 400-some
parking spaces would be taken again
But according to UNC traffic office
Director William Locke, none of the
parking spaces are now allotted to
students, but instead are reserved for
faculty and staff.
If research shows that it is necessary
to place the proposed library in the
Union lot, Bates said, the University
should ensure the availability of North
Campus parking spaces.
As a possible compromise, Bates
Edmisten to rule
on student attorney
by Vernon Loeb
N.C. Senior Deputy Atty. Gen. Andrew
A. Vanore said Monday Atty. Gen. Rufus
Edmisten will probably decide this week
whether Student Government can legally
hire an attorney to represent the student
Vanore told Student Body President Bill
Bates Sept. 5 that the attorney would have to
be prohibited from suing the University or
any other agency of the state before he would
write an opinion on the legality of a Student
.Government attorney for presentation to
A bill placing those restrictions on the
attorney's power .was then passed by the
Campus Governing Council Sept. 23 and
sent to Vanore.
Vanore's opinion, which is now being
circulated among the attorney general's
senior deputies for their approval, will either
uphold or overrule three previous opinions
of the attorney general's office prohibiting
agencies of the state, such as Student
Government, from hiring private legal
The previous opinions, two of which were
written by Vanore, hold that the attorney
general is to represent all agencies of the state
in legal matters.
When issued, Edmisten's final decision on
the matter will have taken considerably
UNC progress varies
in Affirmative Action,
according to Taylor
by Art Eisenstadt
While the UNC Affirmative Action plan is
apparently progressing satisfactorily in some
phases, progress will have to be stepped up in
other areas, according to a memorandum
released Friday by Chancellor N. Ferebee
Affirmative Action is the University's plan
to attract qualified women and blacks to
faculty and staff positions.
"As in the prior year, the data show that
some parts of the University have had more
success than others in moving toward the
accomplishment of (the hiring) goals,"
Taylor said in his memorandum.
Taylor said the University has made good
progress in hiring minorities and women for
saying, "This recent political wheeling and
dealing does a tremendous disservice to the
Sharer said Beswick has asked him to
write the opinion survey but that he will
refuse. He said that although he would be
glad to draft an opinion survey at any other -time,
to do so now would only be to give fuel
to Carrboro mayoral candidate Chamblee.
"He (Beswick) wanted it ready in four to
five days, so they could have (the results)
back in time for the next meeting (between
Carrboro and Chapel Hill administrators),"
Sharer said. "How can you put together a
survey in that amount of time? It takes time
to study and analyze the situation."
He said the town's sudden interest in a bus'
system is not an effort to gain data or
information but to keep people in office.
"The mayor (Wells) is interested in keeping
his type of people in office," Sharer said. "I.
can understand that . . . but let's do it
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suggested that the first floor of the
library building be a parking deck.
Bates said he anticipates some
opposition to moving the proposed
library site to South Campus. "We are
researching alternatives to counter the
opposition in the form of constructive
criticism," he said.
Chancellor N. Ferebee Taylor said he
supports the proposed Emerson Field
site. He acknowledged Bates'
dissatisfaction with the site but refused
to discuss moving the site.
Although the plans have been
approved by the trustees, the library
proposal is still tentative, Bates said.
longer than Bates expected. Vanore said last
month that a decision would come 10 days to
two weeks after CGC restrictions on the
attorney's power reached his desk Sept. 26.
Vanore said Monday, "The delay has not
been indicative of the fact that we have been
vascilating on the matter or that the decision
was harder to reach than we first thought it
The decision has been delayed, he said,
because he did not have time to write an
opinion. Vanore also said he personally
favors allowing Student Government to hire
an attorney but that "many times my
personal opinions and legal decisions are
Although Vanore's opinion is now being
circulated, among, the, attorney general's
staff, it has not reached Edmisten, he said,
denying reports that Edmisten has had the
opinion for several weeks.
At the Young Democrats state rally on
Oct. 4, Edmisten told Bates and a DTH
reporter that Vanore's opinion was on his
If Edmisten approves Student
Government's plans to hire an attorney,
Dorothy Bernholz, a former social worker
and recent graduate of N.C. Central
University law school, will become the
student government attorney and a salaried
employee of the UNC student body. As
student attorney, her salary would be
$12,000 per year.
State Personnel Act (SPA) positions, which
include non-faculty labor, office and
As of Sept. 30, non-whites accounted for
26.7 per cent of the employees in this
category, and 62.1 per cent were women. In
the 1973 Affirmative Action plan, the 1975
goals were 28.1 per cent non-white and 62.3
per cent female.
In 1972, non-whites composed 23.9 per
cent of this group and women, 50.4 per cent.
Good progress was also made in the
employment of female faculty in the
Academic Affairs division of the University,
in which 13.8 per cent of the instructors are
women, Taylor said.
This exactly matched the 1975 goal and
represents an increase from 10.3 per cent in
The Chancellor cited modest progress in
the hiring of blacks for Health Affairs
instructors, 1.9 per cent of whom are black.
The 1975 goal was 4.4 per cent, but the
current figure is far above the 1972
percentage of 0.5. The 1977 projection is 4.4
Little progress was made toward the
hiring of black Academic Affairs faculty,
Taylor said. Blacks currently make up 2.6
percent of this faculty, whereas the 1975 goal
was 5.2 per cent. The 1972 level was 1.2 per
cent, and the 1977 projection is 4.4 per cent.
Taylor said no progress was made in
women's appointments to the health affairs
faculty. The percentage of women on the
faculty has decreased from 23. 1 per cent in
1972 to 22.4 per cent in 1975. The goal had
been 23.9 percent in 1975 and was lowered to
23.5 per cent for 1977.
No qualitative judgment was given for
non-faculty employees exempt from SPA
because the number of positions open in the
category has declined, distorting the
statistics. Such positions include
instructional and research personnel and
The percentage of non-white employees in
this category decreased from 11.8 to 10.6
between 1973 and 1975. The percentage of
women increased from 38.6 to 38.8.