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A pair of special Student Government
committees set up to examine the financial
practices of two student organizations
encountered delays in meeting their original
deadlines for reporting their findings.
The organizations under investigation by
the committees are the Black Student
Movement and the Daily Tar Heel.
CGC Rep. Sheri Parks and Harold
Wallace, associate dean of student affairs,
were chosen by CGC in September to
investigate alleged treasury violations by the
Black Student Movement. Although Parks
and Wallace were asked to report back to
CGC by Oct. 7, they will not issue their
report at least until early November, Parks
The BSM Gospel Choir has been accused
of maintaining an illegal checking account at
North Carolina National Bank (NCNB), and
Parks said she has been unable to obtain
from NCNB certain records concerning the
Wallace said he thinks the delay is due to
internal problems within the bank and said
he does not know when NCNB will be able to
supply the records.
CGC Finance Committee Chairperson
Bill Strickland, whose committee is
scheduled to receive the Parks-Wallace
report, said he thought the investigation is
taking too long. But the deadline for the
report was postponed until Nov. 7.
The investigation was started after former
Student Body Treasurer Mike O'Neal froze
the entire BSM's funds upon discovering the
alleged violations. Student Body President
Bill Bates suggested the Parks-Wallace study
after, a CGC investigation did "hot
At the time of the CGC investigation,
Strickland and other CGC members charged
that BSM was not supplying the records
necessary to , complete the investigation.
CGA reaches no agreement
on protest against local bar
by Richard Whittle
Despite several suggestions and over an
hour and a half of discussion and argument,
the Carolina Gay Association (CGA)
reached no agreement Mmnday night on
how to fight what members see as
discrimination against homosexuals at a
local tavern, He's Not Here.
" The charges of discrimination stem from a
Sept. 28 incident at the bar in which two
male CGA members were told they could not
At the Monday meeting CGA members
suggested boycotting the establishment and
possibly setting up picket lines outside the
bar to persuade others not to go there.
The idea of an organized boycott was
discussed in detail but tabled when only nine
of the 23 members attending said they would
be willing to distribute leaflets outside the
Also, some members said they preferred to
take a survey before starting a boycott in
order to gauge support among non
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BSM officials told Bates they would supply
any records requested by Parks and Wallace.
The investigators are now apparently
waiting for NCNB photostatic copies of the
BSM account records.
Meanwhile, a Media Board committee
established Sept. 7 to investigate the Daily
Tar Heel's financial structure met for the
first time Tuesday. Although its report is not
due until 45 days after its first meeting, the
committee had been expected to begin
meeting in mid-September, committee
Chairperson Rob Price said.
Price said he was not elected committee
chairperson until two weeks ago.
He said former Media Board Chairperson
Dick Pope told him he had a difficult time
finding members to serve on the committee.
Pope could not be reached for comment
The committee was formed after the D TH
was forced to cancel two scheduled issues in
September when O'Neal refused to release a
portion of the newspaper's budget.
O'Neal claimed the newspaper was in
potential financial danger. DTH Business
Manager Reynolds Bailey denied this,
saying that the newspaper was being forced
to work under abnormal business practices
due to the Student Government treasury
The six-member Media Board committee,
composed of both students and faculty, was
established to examine the paper's exact
financial condition and possibly recommend
exemptions from the treasury laws.
Although all of its meetings will be closed
to the public until the final report is issued,
the committee will make regular reports to
the Media Board.
Members of the committee include: James
Littlefieldr -marketing . professor; John.
Bazley, professor from the School of
Business Administration; Gene Yates, a
student experienced with the Student
Government financial system; Tal Lassiter,
CGC member; Richard Mann, advisor to the
Media Board; and Price.
Other suggestions included provoking an
incident to publicize the discrimination that
members claim has occurred at the bar and
pressuring the Chapel Hill Board of
Aldermen for a gay rights ordinance.
It was suggested that 30 or more CGA
members might go to He's Not Here and
dance. If asked to stop, the members would
refuse in the hope that those involved would
be arrested for trespassing. But this
suggestion was also tabled because many
group members expressed a reluctance to go
Another possibility voiced at the meeting
was for only two members to dance at the bar
in an attempt to get arrested for trespassing.
If the two were arrested, some members
reasoned, CGA might have a better basis for
starting a boycott. This suggestion was also
tabled. One member said, "I'm not willing to
ask anyone to do that."
One fear voiced regarding a boycott or
other action was that such a move might
defeat the group's purpose by actually
increasing the bar's business.
"I can really visualize the people at (two
nearby bars) saying, The fags are trying to
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Springfield Record Company became the
first victim of the Franklin Street record
album price war when it was declared
bankrupt last week by the U.S. District
Court in Greensboro.
A public notice of the bankruptcy was
posted Tuesday morning on the front
entrance to the business, which has been
closed for the past two weeks.
Owner -Robert - "Bo" .Porter, said his
business "failed "primarily because of the
proliferation of record stores in Chapel
Another reason he cited was the store's
second floor location. "1 guess no one wants
to walk up stairs anymore," he said.
hurt (He's Not Here's) business. Let's go over
and help (manager Tim Ferguson) out," one
member, who did not identify himself, said.
"1 happen to think that people reading in
the newspaper that a couple of gay men were
sent , to jail for dancing together would do
that guy's business good," another said.
The Sept. 28 incident involved CGA
member Tom Carr and a companion (who
Carr said prefers to remain unidentified).
Carr told the group that he and his friend
went to He's Not Here for a beer and decided
"The bartender came over and said, very
nicely I might add, 'Fellows, I'm going to
have to ask you to stop,'" Carr told the
group. , .
Carr said the bartender explained that it is
against the manager's policy for couples of
the same sex to dance together. He said he
and his friend protested, saying they should
be given the same rights as heterosexuals.
But the bartender replied that he would
unplug the jukebox if the two insisted on
Carr and his companion then left, he said,
after telling the bartender that they would
tell their gay friends about the incident.
United Press International
RALEIGH, N.C. Democratic
presidential hopeful Terry Sanford said
Tuesday he has qualified for federal
matching funds and hired a new campaign
manager, reaching a turning point in his
Sanford, president of Duke University,
said he qualified for the matching campaign .
funds sometime between mid-September
and Oct. 10 by raising $5,000 in
contributions of $250 or less in at least 20
Sanford said he has raised more than
$200,000 and has approximately $75,000 in
debts. But he said he is not worried about the
"As long as we run our credit to a point
that doesn't exceed and doesn't quite reach
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Records declared bankrupt
The closing of Springfield narrows the
field of album price war competitors to
three Buffalo Records and Schoolkids
Records on Franklin Street, and the
Henderson Street branch of the Record Bar
just off Franklin Street.
Richard Carter, owner of Buffalo and
former owner of Springfield, said
competition between the stores was healthy
until "Springfield and Schoolkids started
trying to give records away."
Both stores sell $6.98 list albums for $3.99,
while Buffalo, sells them for $4.66.
Carter and his wife Pauline opened
Springfield two years ago in an attic above
Soundhaus audio equipment store on
In need of money, the Carters took Porter
on as a partner and sold him half of the
Both Chapel Hill mayoral candidates
Gerry Cohen and James Wallace, have
endorsed the sewer and street referenda
scheduled to appear on the November
The referenda concern bonds for street
and sewer improvements.
The referendum for sewer
improvements calls for the $275,000 in
municipal bonds to be issued.
Cohen said in a press release, "These
improvements are crucial to the public
health of the entire community. The bond
issue will allow us to make the necessary
improvements to the Rogerson Drive
pump station and lines to make that
facility fully effective for our immediate
"The bond issue is an important first
step in our plans to improve wastewater
treatment in compliance with federal and
state standards," he said.
Wallace said recently that "Chapel Hill
now has an overworked wastewater
treatment plant and is having difficulty
with both state and federal
environmental agencies as a result.
"The orderly growth of our town
requires that this situation be remedied,
and a positive vote on this issue will go far
toward achieving that goal."
to develop his
the matching funds coming, then that s the
best way to get a campaign going," he said.
Sanford said his new campaign manager is
Dennis Shaul, a member of former Ohio
Gov John Gilligan's cabinet and a fellow at
Harvard University's Kennedy Institute of
Politics since January.
"He comes to us with a great deal oi
government, executive and political
experience," Sanford said. "He was
recommended to me by people all over the
Shaul, a graduate of Notre Dame
University and Harvard's law school, was a
city councilman and unsuccessful candidate
for mayor m his native Akron, Ohio, prior to
becoming Gilligan's commerce secretary in
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business. Carter said he and Porter agreed
that when Springfield expanded enough,
Porter would open a second store in Raleigh
But Carter said Porter was not willing to
keep the agreement, so he sold Porter the
other half of Springfield and later opened up
Sound Ideas (now Buffalo Records).
The opening of Sound Ideas was
accompanied by a lowering of Springfield's
prices, and the Record Bar soon followed
suit in order to compete.
The, price war., was intensified, in. late,
August when Schoolkids Records opened
just down the street from Springfield and
began selling records for the same prices.
Both Carter and Joe Deese, manager of
.the Henderson Street branch of the Record
Bar, said they think the opening of
Locher: no debate
with opponent Besse
by Nancy Mattox
CGC representative Dan Besse challenged
his recall election opponent Eric Locher to
debate campaign issues Tuesday, but Locher
declined the invitation.
Besse, who has represented on-campus
District VIII (Morehead Confederation) on
CGC for one and a half years, was recalled
by his constituents who charged that he has
not adequately represented them.
In a press release issued Tuesday, Besse
said he believes such a debate is badly
needed. "Rumors and half-truths have been
rampant during this campaign," Besse said.
"Only a debate can provide the direct
comparison of candidates and issue
positions that the voters need."
But Locher said a debate is unnecessary. "I
feel the time will be better spent campaigning
with the people," he said.
Locher finished five votes behind Besse in
the recall election held Oct. 15. A run-off
election between the two will be held Oct. 29.
Besse said he does not think posters and
door-to-door campaigns will give district
residents a comparative view of the
Sanford last month, saying he could no
longer afford to be away from his law
"1 say we've reached a turning point, and I
intend to turn my campaign around,"
Sanford said. "I don't intend to take up the
trivial issues the national press has insisted
upon," such as the state of his campaign
Sanford said he intends to develop his own
issues, avoid group appearances with other
candidates and "separate myself from the.
Among the issues he promised to develop
during the campaign was his belief that the
Federal Reserve Board has acquired too
much independence for the good of the
"Arthur Burns and the Federal Reserve
Board have almost wrecked the future of
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Schoolkids was the fatal blow for
"It got to the point where there were just
too many record stores in Chapel Hill,"
Deese said. "Things were kind of cruising
along in equilibrium until that (the opening
of Schoolkids) happened."
Carter predicted that Scpoolkids w ould be
the next store to go bankrupt. "There's no
way you can sell all of your records for $3.99
for any length of time and still pay your
bills" he said.
the owner of Schoolkids, David C.
Harvey, was not available for comment.
Both Carter and Deese said that their
store's prices would not be affected by the
closing of Springfield.
opponents' positions. "I think the residents
deserve a chance to see us debate," he added.
Besse said he would have been interested
in getting Locher's stand on several issues.
Besse would not identify what those issues
were saying they w ould come out in debate.
Locher said Tuesday he believes all the
issues in the campaign have already been
Locher. present Morehead Confederation
Co-governor, said that if elected, he would
try to reestablish communications with
dorm officers and residents of the Lower
Quad and Cobb.
"I realize that the representative can't run
out on every issue and poll his constituents,"
he said, "but it is in communication with the
district that a representative can judge well."
Besse said he had tried during his term to
establish in every dorm representatives who
would report to him. but the response had
Now, with the renewed interest in CGC.
Besse said he would again try to establish
such liaisons. He added that he would
continue to work in areas of housing and
academics, as well as residence-staff
communications, if re-elected.
America's economy, and they're not
responsible to anyone." he said.
He also said the fate of New York City has
tremendous implications for the rest of the
country, "and for us to just turn our back on
them and say it's bad management under
former Mayor John Lindsay and let them
stew is not a responsible position."
Although Sanford appeared last week in
New Hampshire to have backed off from his
pledge to quit the campaign if he lost in the
North Carolina primary, he said he still
believes he would have to get out of the race
if he were defeated again in his native state.
"It's absolutely crucial to my campaign,"
he said. "If I don't win in North Carolina,
obviously I can't campaign anywhere else."
Sanford, governor of North Carolina
from 1961 to 1965, was defeated in the 1972
N.C. presidential primary by Alabama Gov.